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Wewa Reunion 16A

Sharks, Gators Win 8-9A

Beach Committee 5A


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BCC Abruptly Reverses Course on County-Wide Voting

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Julia Cunningham said she felt like she
was in the twilight zone.
Many others in Tuesday night's Board of
County Commission meeting may have felt
the same way.
After voting 4-1 to "move forward"
with county wide voting just four weeks
ago, Commissioners Billy Traylor, Carmen
McLemore and Nathan Peters made a major-
ity vote to maintain single member districts.
After listening to pleas from several resi-
dents represented in Peters' District Four to
maintain single member districts, Traylor
said he had changed his mind after listening
to residents challenge the board last Tuesday
during a budget hearing.
"What I believe will happen with county
wide voting is well be separated even more,"
Traylor said. "District One and Two will not
be represented as well as they are now."
McLemore, after demanding just week
ago an answer to solving the on-going issue
of county wide voting, saying the issue would
be taken to "the WITite House, Supreme

Court, ever how far we need to go," because
the voters had expressed themselves clearly
last November, said on Tuesday night that he
wanted to "withdraw his motion for county
wide voting" and maintain single member
The county's reversal was in tune with
requests from several residents of District
Four, who urged that commissioners not to
move forward with county wide voting.
Pastor Jimmie Williams of New Bethel
A.M.E. Church told commissioners that, "As
a pastor in north Port St. Joe, I have to sup-
port single member districts." Williams also
criticized commissioners for the manner in
which they unseated Peters as chairman
at the Aug. 23 meeting prior to the vote on
county-wide voting.
"I feel disgraced by the county commis-
sion to unseat a person because of a differ-
ence of opinion," Williams said.
Former city commissioner Damon McNair
echoed Williams opinion.
"I was appalled at the way you guys
moved him out," McNair said. "You guys set
a precedent that anytime you get mad at

School Board Welcomes

Little; Adapts Final Budget
By Tim Croft - .V ..
Star News Editor,. ;:' '

For.the-first time in nearly three months,
there were five votes available on the Gulf
County School Board.
All five were cast on Tuesday night to
approve a final budget and millage rate for
the 2005-06 fiscal year.
Dan.y Little was the new face on the
board, living been appointed by Gov. Jeb
Bush last Friday to serve out the remainder
of the term of the late Oscar Redd, the board
chairman who passed away in late June.
Little, who ran against Redd in 2002,
acknowledged being a tad nervous about
his first time in the District I seat. But the
senior warehouse clerk for Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, joined by his wife, Nicki, and
children Brandy and Mandy for his swearing-
in, looked forward to the challenge.
"I ran against Oscar in 2002 and lost by
just 85 votes," Little said prior to the board
meeting. "This is something I always wanted
to do try and this will give me the opportunity
to see if this something I want to do.
"If it's not, I'll gladly bow out. I was real
proud (to receive the governor's appointment
to complete a term that expires in November
of next year). This gives me the opportunity
to see if this something I want to do."
Doug Birmingham, the former county
Clerk of Courts, performed the swearing-in
and attested that Little would be a strong
addition to the board.
"I can assure you if there is one person
who will keep us in line and act with hon-
esty and integrity, it is (Little)," Birmingham
Superintendent Tim Wilder said he had
come to know Little, one of six individuals in

As his family watches, Danny Little of
Wewahitchka is sworn in by Doug Birmingham
as the newest member of the Gulf County School
Board. ,
who applied with the governor's office for the
appointment to replace Redd, over the past
few months and looked forward to a collegial
and productive relationship.
S "The whole package is good for the
School Board, you andyou and your family," Wilder
said. "I know he has children at heart."
The lone request Little made of his fellow
School Board members was patience.
"I come in open-minded," Little said.
"There will be a learning curve for me and I1I
have a lot of questions.
"I just want to do what's best for the
school district of Gulf County."-
One of the first votes Little was asked to
cast was on the final budget and millage rate
for the coming fiscal year.
No one from the public asked to speak
during the final public hearing on the bud-
get, which was not a stunning surprise given
(See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 7A)

someone, they can be removed."
McNair said District Four residents only
want "an equal playing field."
The saga, however, did not end there.

The connection between redistricting and
county wide versus single member district

(See COUNTY on Page 6A)

Huge flames engulfed this apartment at 186 Avenue G in Port
St. Joe last Thursday. Port St. Joe Fire Chief John Ford said the state
fire marshal determined the fire was caused by an electric short-
age. No one was injured in the blaze, and the two adjoining apart-
ments were spared of any major damages.

Business Leaders Plead Case to City Officials

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
They are an endangered species,
threatened by bulging tax bills slicing into
bottom lines.
And they arrived came last week to
seek protection from Port St. Joe. city
City business leaders dotted the audience
last Thursday as the city held the first public
hearing on its proposed 2005-06 budget,
urging commissioners to step into the fray
and provide a shield from rising tax bills
before small business disappears altogether.
"If we want St. Joe to stay as close
as we can to what we have now, we have
to work together to keep taxes down as
much as possible for the mom and pop
businesses," said Wayne Taylor, owner of St.
Joe Furniture.
It was a theme sounded again and again
by business owners along Reid and Williams
avenues as well as Eugene Raffield of Raffield
The city is proposing to reduce its millage
rate from 6.170 mills to 5.170 mills. A mill
represents $1 for every $1,000 in taxable
personal property in the city.
While decreasing the rate by one mill,
the proposed millage rate represents a tax
increase of 17.72 percent.
The city's budget will grow by just over
$1 million, or 4 percent, to $26.6 million all
funds combined with property tax revenues
increasing by $287,037, according to city
manager Lee Vincent.
The budget and millage rate do not

become final until commissioners vote at
the conclusion of the final budget hearing,
scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.
While city commissioners were lauded
for their general frugalness over the years, as
noted by Willie Ramsey of Ramsey's Printing
and Office Supply, that praise was mitigated
by the reality of what is happening as land
speculation has overpowered demographics
to provide a bitter pill for local small
"It's keeping me from improving my
business," said Mark Costin, owner and
operator of Ace Hardware. "It is keeping me
from giving employees raises so they can
survive. I'm trying my darnedest to keep my
prices down so people don't go to Panama
"It is a ripple effect. We need some
Ramsey noted that raising prices to
absorb the increase in property taxes is
hardly an option for small businesses in the
"We raise our prices, we are no longer
competitive," Ramsey said. "It's tough out
there. I don't know what the options are. I
fear long-term if we don't figure out a solution
we are going to lose small businesses."
Commissioner John Reeves, who has
repeatedly noted that the city has significant
unrestricted funds on hand something over
$4 million, according to Mayor Frank Pate
- said commissioners had room to reduce the
millage rate more, "but there is not enough
people in the audience to force us to reduce
it further."


Fifty Years of Gridiron Memories

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
They were a team comprised mostly of
seniors, a tight-knit group of local boys who
addressed each other by their nicknames -
Night Train, Stomp Ant, White City Flash.
The members of the 1955 Port St. Joe
Sharks football team were the sons of mill
workers and fishermen, a rough and tumble
lot who took orders from their hardnosed
coach R. Marion Craig, a former paratrooper
and Clemson standout.
With no football stadium in the city

limits, they had learned to take their hits on
a baseball field covered in sand spurs.
In 1954, when the Shark Quarterback
Club broke ground on a football stadium in
a vacant lot next to the old high school (see
A Field of Their Own), the teammates -spent
their PE periods digging up roots.
"It was kind of like the old prison farm
system," remembered Robert Nedley, who
played end for the team.
With the stadium completed, the Sharks
played their first game on Shark Field in
1955, in a season opener against the Walton

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Jimmy Marlowe, Charles Smith, Gene Raffield, Frank Fletcher, Travis Jones, Ross Hudson, Walter
Wilder, Wayne Taylor and Bert Munn.

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County Braves of DeFuniak Springs.
On the field, cheerleading captain Gail
Hinote revved up the capacity crowd.
"There was a lot of excitement, a lot
of spirit. We were all so caught up in it,"
remembered Hinote, who would become the
Sharks' Homecoming queen later that year.
It had been an unusually fast game, with
only one punt and one penalty.
"It seemed like it was over with before it
got started," remembered the Sharks' right,
guard Billy Johnson.
Walton posted the only points early in
the second quarter on a double reverse from
St. Joe's 9 yard line.
The Sharks rallied late in the second
quarter, with quarterback Walter Wilder
intercepting a Walton pass on the 50-yard
Wilder and fullback Wayne Taylor, who
was suffering from a knee injury, took the
ball to the 10-yard line, but no further.
Wilder and Taylor were the team's star
players; both went on to play college ball.
Johnson said Taylor earned the nickname
"Night Train," because "he ran through the
line like he was trying to find someone to
run over."
Wilder was tagged "Stomp Ant" for
reasons that escape both him and Johnson.
Despite the best efforts of Stomp Ant and
Night Train, the Sharks were defeated by
Walton County 7-0.
Wilder remembered the game as "nip and

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Shark football coaches Lamar Faison (left)
and R. Marion Craig
tuck, hard fought," and a disappointment to
his teammates, who had expected an easy
On the Walton team, 175-pound John
Clenney, now a Port St. Joe resident, matched
up on the line opposite the Sharks' 209-
pound tackle Gene Raffield.
Clenney said that although his team
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Birding and Wildflower Festival to Display Local Treasures

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
While recently helping
another scientist collect
field samples, Jean Huffman
stumbled upon another rare
'local find.
(Macbridea alba Chapman),
'a tiny white flowering
herbaceous plant, is only one
of. the many rare treasures
in the St. Joseph Bay Buffer
Preserve, which will host
revelers during this year's
'Fifth Annual Birding and
Wildflower Festival.
Several species of rare
plants can be found on the
more than 5,000 acres of
carefully managed natural
habitat, available for nature
enthusiasts right here in Port
St. Joe.
Though the delicate
White-Birds-In-A-Nest flower
is already past its blooming

This plant's bud alludes to its name, White-Birds-In-A-Nest.
period, another beautiful of migratory butterflies add
purple flower, commonly more color to the scenery.
called Blazing Star, will dot Though the restored
the terrain of the Preserve timberlands do not have the
during the festival, overwhelming attraction of a
Among the Blazing botanical garden filled with
Star, various populations flora, Huffman, manager of

the Buffer Preserve, said, "The
beauty is in the details."
For the untrained eye,
a host of experts will be on
hand to help point out those
magnificent details during
the three-day festival in
This year's featured
guest speaker will be Susan
Cerulean, an author,
biologist, editor and inspiring
Cerulean was an
instrumental part of the
Red Hills Writers Project
and -the critically acclaimed
book, "Between Two Rivers:
Stories from the Red Hills to
the Gulf," a project aimed at
documenting north Florida's
unique landscape before it is
transformed by development.
Cerulean will read
excerpts from her latest book,
"Tracking Desire: A Journey
after Swallow Tailed Kites,"

The Buffer Preserve hosts many rare plant
migratory birds and butterflies during October.

and conduct a discussion
about her study of these
distinctive birds.
Richard Ingram, a bird
enthusiast and board member
at the Buffer Preserve, said
a host of migratory birds
as well as several species of
shore birds will offer great
viewing opportunities during
the festival.
"In my opinion, St.
Joseph Bay at low tide is one
of the premier places to see
shorebirds along the Gulf
Coast," Ingram said.
If birds and plants still
don't seem to offer an exciting
environmental experience,
several aquatic field trips are
being held throughout the

species and

an opportunity to meet
with all the guest speakers
and tour leaders. Hors
d'oeuvres and a cash bar will
accompany the spectacular
sunset and evening sfars
on the Preserve deck, which
many say constitute some of
the best views in the area.
For the first year in the
event's history, the Friends
of St. Joseph Bay Preserves
are at the helm of this year's
organizational efforts.
Ingram said with a
chuckle that this year has
been a learning experience,
but the group has put what
he a called a "liberal fee" on
participation for activities.
"The main thing is to
generate interest for the

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Wildflower Festival
When: Oct. 7-9
Where: St. Joseph Bay State Bitff'ir Preserues Center,
3915 Hwy. C-30, Pot ,Joe

Pablo Manguila, a general public," Ingram said,
Florida State University PhD emphasizing this festival is
student will lead a wading not just for the scientifically-
and snorkeling exploration ,inclined.
through St. Joseph Bay's Huffman agreed.
captivating sea grass beds on "This is such a treasure
Saturday. Those willing to get for the local area," Huffman
wet will have the opportunity said. "I would love to see more
to view sea urchins, sea local people; other people
horses, a variety of welks and drive such long distances (for
even the occasional stingray. this event)."
Huffman said the Bird Though hurricanes and
Island and Apalachicola River increment weather have
Boat Tour is quite popular affected the past two festivals,
each year and is usually one Huffman and Ingram both
of the first tours to fill up. said there has alrea y been
Erik, Lovestrand of an expressed interest and
the Apalachicola National several registrations for this
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small, weighing in at an
average of 170 pounds, they
were fast.
"It was a good ball
game," remembered Clenney,
*adding, "They probably had a
better team than we did."
On the field that night
was Clenney's future wife,
Shark cheerleader Sandra
Bracewell, shaking her
pom-poms with Hinote and
the squad's seven other
"That was the first time
we ever saw each other,"
said Clenney, who doesn't
remember taking much note
of the woman with whom
he'd share 46 years of his

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"I was too enraptured
with playing football,"
laughed Clenney.
A 7-2-1 Season
The Sharks lost only
one other game that season,
against Marianna.
An injured Wilder had
been forced to sit out the much
of the game. His replacement,
the inexperienced ninth-
grader Edward Smith, had
failed to find his footing, and
the Sharks suffered another
disappointing loss.
S In their only tie of the
7-2-1 season, the Sharks
matched up against a highly
touted Quincy team.

"They were supposed
to walk all over us," said
Johnson, who remembered
one Quincy player's surprise
visit before the game.
"They had a boy from
there that was supposed to
be red hot that came through
the locker room looking for
Walter. He was a big shot,
supposed to be the King Pen
of the defense."
He had come to intimidate
the Sharks' quarterback.
"He wasn't real
little either," Johnson
Despite the Quincyteam's
size difference Raffield,
the Sharks' heaviest player,
looked small by comparison
- the Sharks tied the game
Quincy's victory over

Marianna later in the
season eased the Sharks'
disappointment over' their
earlier loss.
If Wilder had not been
hurt, they reasoned, the
Marianna game would have
been an easy victory.
A No-Nonsense Coach
Though some of the
former Shark players cannot
remember many of the
details of their opening game
against Walton County, they
can all conjure in mind one
fateful day at practice.
Head Coach Craig,
dressed in his customary
white T-shirt and shorts, a
whistle hanging around his
neck, had decided it was time
to teach the team a lesson in
A hands-on coach, he

lined the players in a row
and tackled them, one by
After downing halfback
Bert Munn and several of
his fellow players, Craig
charged his star quarterback,
knocking Wilder out cold.
"It scared Craig 'cause he
thought he done killed him,"
remembered Johnson.
The shaken coach ended
the lesson as Wilder slowly
came to, his misfortune
welcomed by senior tackle
and team captain Charles
Smith, who was next in line.
"I was so glad [Craig]
stopped," Smith recalled.
Though Wilder had
nearly been sent to his maker
by Craig, he did not hold
a grudge against his head

Wilder and his teammates
are the first to defend Craig's
unorthodox coaching style.
Beneath his rough exterior,
they found a caring heart,
and a genuine concern for
their well-being.
"A lot of grown people
didn't like him 'cause of
the way he talked to us,"
remembered Johnson. "He
called us a bunch of goofballs,
but we needed it."
"He had a temper, but
you didn't mess with his
boys," added Nedley.
The players expected
disciplined practices, with
Craig teaching new plays
before each game. He also
stressed the basics.
"He taught fundamental$

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That Pesky Vision Thing

"There is no blueprint."
From the din of hours of city and coun-
ty budget hearings last week, those four
words, spoken by County Commissioner
Bill Williams, may have been the most sage
For while we can discuss millage rates
and property assessments ad nauseum what
is really at play here, we would argue, and
fueling palpable anger in the community is
the lack of a blueprint, a path and a destina-
tion, which is clear in the minds of commis-
sioners, meaning a map that can be conveyed
to the public.
Sure, those gagging TRIM notices provid-
ed the physical evidence, the numbers spin-
ning like an odometer on a NASCAR dash-
board, but it is one thing for taxpayers to foot
the bill for what they can see and gauge as
worth the price, another entirely to find the
wallet peeled open like a roof in a hurricane
with no apparent plan in sight.
What else can be taken away from a
public budget hearing at which county com-
missioners arrive prepared, on paper and by
their voices, to strip $1.6 million from the
budget, mere weeks after three of those com-
missioners expressed skepticism, almost to
the point of outright dismissal, of the sugges-
tion that $1.3 million can trimmed?
What more fat is there? Why wasn't that
kind of number-crunching accomplished
months ago?
And what are folks supposed to take as
the lesson as months pass with no action on
a voters' referendum concerning at-large vot-
ing, and the first action which is taken is the
unseating of the chairman, Nathan Peters,
Jr.. who has thus far refused to drop his
lawsuit which brought about single-member
Where were the four votes of the other
commissioners during the nine months from
ballot box to action, action which took place,
we would argue, only after it became clear
that a grassroots movement was knocking at
the door, prepared to plow ahead on its own
to overturn the federal court decree?
There is no super-vote any three will do
and if the point is that the people have voted
and let's take it as far as necessary to get the
thing done, then where were Mr. McLemore,
Travlor, Barnes and Williams in the first half
of 2005?
While it could be argued that Mr. Peters
needed to get out of the way of the train,
it was also not a requirement that he be
removed as chairman to move county-wide
voting forward and the hostility and humilia-
tion aimed his way in his unseating as chair
was treatment which was far beneath that
which he should have been afforded as a
commissioner, let alone a human being.
We would argue that a tape of the
County Commission meeting at which Peters
was removed as chairman and commission-
ers moved ahead on at-large voting could be
Mr. Peters' Exhibit A in the case for keeping
the federal court decree in place, let alone
any potential lawsuit.
Of course, this was all rendered for
naught when McLemore and Traylor this
week just weeks after imploring commis-
sioners to move ahead reversed course and
withdrew their motions on county-wide vot-
ing when the going got a bit tough, the heat
a bit much.
It has hardly been a subtle shift, and
local elected officials should consider the
past week of budget hearings the canary in
the coal mine.
Business leaders are angered and will
get angrier at both ends of the growing coun-
ty. It's worth noting that the City of Port St.
Joe, if budgets hold, will be taxing at a level
roughly equivalent to the Qounty and more

than the School Board.
What's to stop businesses from simply
moving out of the city limits to reduce their
tax bill by a third?
Meanwhile, people are moving out of
the county because of tax bills which would
be expected in Miami-Dade, not a commu-
nity a minute fraction its size. Folks on fixed
incomes, many of those who made this coun-
ty, this community, are facing the potential
loss of long-time homes.
But those tax bills might and the
operative word is might be more palatable
if taxpayers could glean a sense that their
elected officials actually have a vision that
extends beyond the next meeting or the next
election cycle, a stated rationale to explain
how a county budget, for example, can nearly
double in terms of sheer dollars in the span
of just a few short years.
It was a central query during last week's
budget meetings, as some moved their tun-
nel focus away from millage rates, which
because of property taxes have stayed rela-
tively flat the past five years, and trained
it on the sheer volume of dollars, balanced
against any actual increase in services ren-
dered, being brought into local coffers.
And it was refreshing to see the public
come out to speak, to voice their concerns,
to tell their commissioners, in the cities and
county, of their frustrations and their dismay
with the apparent lack of real planning, a
fact which seems more than apparent given
Williams' comments last week.
Therefore, we see merit in what Eugene
Raffield proposed last week: a town-hall
meeting of all taxing authorities as part of an
education effort by which taxpayers might
better understand what the heck is going
A meeting once a quarter, as Raffield
argued, but let's start moving away from the
finger-pointing which arrives with negative
news the blame-game is endemic this time
of year and moving elected officials 'in a
common direction.
Maybe that would provide a unified voice
to enlist Tallahassee another Raffield idea
worth exploring in crafting some sort of
relief for those taxpayers taking it on the
chin, seeing their tax bills rolling over more
often than lottery jackpots.
We pay these elected folks. They are
"public" servants. Managing tens of millions
of dollars takes planning, as any business-
man, or any working stiff trying to balance a
checkbook, can attest.
The time for excuses and looking every-
where but the mirror for answers has long
expired for every single elected official. They
have an angry community on their hands,
as well as the potential for being run over by
the rush to secure a piece of paradise for as
long as that will last.
The pictures and stories of Katrina or
the remembrances of 9/11 this past week-
end provide sufficient proof to any cognizant
observer that the failure of elected officials
to properly plan or to govern by knee-jerk
or cynical calculation can have cataclysmic
Tax bills certainly pale in comparison,
but there is a connection there and the pub-
lic in this county seemed last week to be put-
ting their commissioners on alert.
Where there is a lack of a blueprint,
of some sort of game plan, there comes a
Tuesday each November when the voters are
provided the opportunity to change those
who sit at the drafting table.

which is about one-tenth
of the projected cost of a
new airport in Gulf County,
which Ashbaker, using simi-
lar projects around Florida
as a guide, said would likely
be a little more than $50
The problem is statewide
- Ashbaker said the DOT
estimated that the state has
some $1.5 billion of aviation
needs, but only about one-
third that amount in funding
It will be, in short, a
steep climb.
"We already have a fund-
ing shortfall, and the (Federal
Aviation Administration) is
a similar story," Ashbaker
The feds use a formula to
determine rank for funding,
and a new airport in a region
which has few pressing traf-
fic or capacity needs at this
time would be a long-shot,
at best, to receive any federal
funding, Ashbaker warned.
Funding, at least 80
percent, would be available,
however, for a feasibility
study, which would be the
first step to be undertaken to
secure eligibility for state and
federal dollars. A feasibility
study, which would likely not

It was a whole lot of bad
news/good news this week
for the Gulf County Aviation
Advisory Committee.
The good news is that
they must plan before they
can fly.
The bad news, in a nut-
shell, is that even with pro-
digious amounts of planning,
getting off the ground may be
more of a challenge than the
members of the committee
fully understood.
Monday's meeting was in
large measure a chance to
hear a presentation from Bill
Ashbaker, whose wears the
title of State Aviation Manager
for the Florida Department of
Ashbaker struck to the
good news/bad news theme
throughout his discussions
with the advisory committee.
On the positive side,
airports can fuel economic

development on just about
any scale a community
desires. They can lure high-
paying jobs and industry to
an area, whether a general
aviation or commercial facil-
'There are a lot of ben-
efits to having an airport in
your community," Ashbaker
On the debit side, though,
"it's really hard to develop a
new airport, the big thing
being money."
Funding for new airports
represent less of a priority
on both state and federal lev-
els, particularly in a region
in where capacity and traf-
fic are clearly not pressing
issues, as with Northwest
For example, the
Northwest Florida DOT office
receives about $5 million
a year in aviation funding,

The Star
'PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, September 15, 2005

by Kesley Colbert

Old Friends!

I figured I must be at the
wrong place. The McKenzie
High School graduating
Class of 1965 had invited
me back for a reunion..... I
could not have been out of
high school for forty years!
These people were going
to be a lot older than me!
And probably bent over and
easing around on walkers.
I bet you they are serving
oat meal and corn mush as
And what do you say
to folks you haven't seen in
forty years? Shoot, I'll prob-
ably have to yell to get them
to hear anything.....
I got out of the truck
and headed up to the coun-
try club with a reservation
or two slowing my step. How
will I ever recognize Graylene
Lemonds or James Hastings?
What if Jane Hill has gained
fifty pounds? Or Ricky Hale
has lost all his hair? I won-
dered if forty years has
helped Pam Collins's dispo-
sition any. And do you sup-
pose Larry Ridinger's voice
still goes up an octave or two
when he gets excited?
As I strolled across
the parking lot I thought
of Donna Ward. Could she
still be as quiet today as
she was in high school?
Or, on the opposite side of
the coin there was Dorothy
Purvis. She came in laugh-
ing and talking and went
out' the same wayl Should
I greet Hollis Mayo by his
given name, or yell, "Hey,
Frenchy" like the old days?
And Phil Cook had become
a minister. I bet we'll hear
him pray six times over this
two-day affair!
I hoped Maudie Mallard
was inside. I wanted to
thank her for all the times
I had "borrowed" her name
over the years. I needed
to ask Jimmy Carter if his
head still hurts from the
time he hit the old gymna-
sium wall back in the sixth
grade. I wondered if Jerry
Lewis could possibly remem-
ber being the first to tell
me about this new singing
group in England called The
Beatles. And I might chal-
lenge Vicki Fields to a foot
race. She could outrun me
back in the third grade but

cost somewhere in the neigh-
borhood of $25,000-$30,000,
would explore not only site
availability no easy hurdle
in a region currently domi-
nated by trees and wetlands
- but the financial sustain-
ability of a general aviation
One clear strike against
Gulf County is the presence
of the Apalachicola Municipal
Airport just 15 or 20 miles
down the road, Ashbaker
As was explored in depth
during Monday's meeting,
county and economic devel-
opment officials had already
attempted to forge a work-
ing relationship with their
counterparts in Franklin
County, but commissioners
in Franklin County rebuffed
the entreaties even after
receiving help from Gulf
County in clearing runway
sightlines in order to main-
tain the airport's license,
"At a high level, that
would be what I would rec-
ommend, a partnership to
grow the Apalachicola air-
port," Ashbaker said. "The
easiest solution would be
to have an interlocal agree-
ment and a (cross-county)

I ha\e been practicing mN
take old's and my long strides
here lately....
Susie Cozart oughL t to s0it
behind me at this reunion
When they would seat us
alphabetically that's the
order in which we ended
up. Terry Harrison was now
a doctor. We took a look at
his handwriting in the fifth
grade and knew that was
his only career option. I
bet anything Billy Barksdale
and Marlin Hicks would
remember Coach Scott yell-
ing at football practice! And
I hoped I would get another
opportunity to tell Ruth Ann
Wiley how much I respected
her father.
But then, who in the
world besides me is going to
remember all of this stuff
And who will care after all
of these years! I was begin-
ning to have some second
Listen, I had to pay
twenty-five dollars to come
to this thing. In advance! I'm
not sure it's worth twenty-
five bucks to see LaRenda
Bradfield again!
Perhaps the past is bet-
ter left alone. I have changed!
You know everyone else has
also! We are not the same
guys we were in 1965. Forty
years is a long, long time!
Interests change. Thoughts
mature. Pegged Levi's and
half moon hub caps might
not be as important as they
were when we huddled up
out at Frank's Dairy Bar.
What if we all sit down at
this fine reunion dinner and
find we have nothing in com-
mon after all these years.
Maybe this getting together
is not such a good idea.
Another thought ran
through my mind. What if no
one knows who I am? What
if I stand around and folks
scratch their heads and won-
der how the young guy got
in here? I was a very small
cog in this class in the first
place. Maybe the memories
won't be as clear, as fresh,
as funny....well, as memora-
ble as I have cherished and
re-lived and nurtured them
over the years....
I saw two ladies stand-
ing outside by the door.
Even from a distance in
the gloaming I recognized
Lana Wiggleton and Peggy
Trevathan. As I gave them a
hug I noticed neither had a
hearing aid.... and they were

The advisory commit-
tee, however, sees that as a
runway to nowhere at this
point, given the bruised feel-
ings and distrust engendered
earlier this year over just
such an interlocal agreement
- which at the time was no
more than a resolution of
mutual, goals and assistance
- between the two counties.
Such an agreement
never took off, bogged down
in personalities, development
concerns and. outcry from
a vocal group of Franklin
County residents near the
existing facility.
The key, should the
county venture out on its
own, Ashbaker said, would
be identifying enough land
to allow for the construc-
tion of a main runway of at
least 6,000 to 6,500 feet with
plenty of room to grow.
That growth would be
two-fold through the lur-
ing of businesses to acreage
around the airport to provide
revenue for the facility and to
extend the runway as growth
warrants to, say, 7,200 to
7,500 feet.
'That's the kind of air-
port we are interested in
developing, one that will
grow with the community,"

standing and walking witlh-
out canes, crutches or walk-
ers! As a matter of fact, they
looked about like they did
forty years ago
Hey, and I think they
recognized me!
Peggy was a couple of
grades behind us. I remem-
ber when she started dat-
ing Skip Trevathan. I hadn't
seen either of them since
the day we graduated. Skip
and I went through some
music together! He played
Jerry Lee Lewis like Jerry
Lee Lewis! And he could do
the best Tarzan yell of any-
body this side of Johnny
I never will forget a trip
he and I made to Nashville.
Somehow we found out the
folk group Peter, Paul and
Mary were doing a concert
up there. I don't know to
this day how we got tickets
or talked Mom into letting
us take the old Chevrolet.
I'd never been past Granny's
house and Nashville was a
three hour trip back before
they built the interstate. It's
one of those miracle things
that we actually found
Nashville, made it to the
show and somehow got back
home in one piece!
It was amazing how fresh
and alive that trip came as
we 'exchanged hellos. You
would have thought it hap-
pened yesterday!
Lana's mere pres-
ence brought a smile to my
heart. Despite all my warn-
ings and misgivings and
preaching, Lana married
Buddy Wiggleton anyway! I
don't remember life without
Buddy. We played baseball
in every field, vacant lot,
mule pen and open space
that we could find. He threw
a knuckle curve that was
'near bout impossible to hit.
And he had the neatest ideas
about how to skip class and
throw spit balls and he could
make the funniest sounds at
the most serious moments.
He didn't let school get in
the way of his education
one bit! I tried to tell Lana
thirty-seven years ago that
Buddy beat to a different
This reunion stuff is
kinda neat....and I hadn't
even gotten inside yet!
This Could Be Good,

said Jon Hooper, chairman
of the advisory committee.
And the need, Ashbaker
agreed with some committee
members, could become more
pressing as two things occur
- The St. Joe Company con-
tinues to develop its holdings
in the area and the reloca-
tion of the Panama City-Bay
County International Airport
becomes a reality.
A final decision on the
Environmental Impact
Statement for that relocation
is expected from the FAA in
the next couple of months.
With the Bay County
facility at least 30 minutes
further from Gulf County,
and the development of
WindMark Beach and other
projects, the need for a gener-
al aviation airport, combined
with the lobbying muscle of
St. Joe, could provide the
foundation for the case for a
new general aviation facility,
Ashbaker acknowledged.
"Our future is tied (to the
Bay County relocation)," said
Alan McNair of the coun-
ty's Economic Development
Council and a member of the
advisory committee. '"Then
we'll have a real reason."
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by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer ..

After nearly two years
of effort on the part of
the Waterfront Steering
Committee, Downtown
Redevelopment Agency
Board, and city and county
officials, Port St. Joe received
a Waterfronts Florida
Partnership Community des-
ignation for the period of
July 2005 to June 2007.
Created in 1997 by the
Florida Coastal Management
Program, the Waterfronts
Florida Partnership desig-
nates three communities
biennially to receive training
and financial assistance as
they implement a waterfront
revitalization plan.
On Tuesday, Waterfronts

David Warriner of the Waterfront Steering Committee and
Trish Warriner, Downtown Redevelopment Agency Board chair, dis-
play the certificate proclaiming Port St. Joe a Waterfronts Florida
designated community. Waterfronts Florida Partnership coordina-
tor Jennifer Carver and city commissioner Benny Roberts attended
Tuesday's designation ceremony.

Business Leaders

"We could do better,"
Reeves continued. "But to be
a commissioner we need a
second-grade education the
ability to count to three,"
alluding to the number of
votes required to pass any
"You guys need relief
now," Reeves concluded.
Benny Roberts countered
that rising fuel costs were
impacting the budget and
that money in reserves a
number of some debate
among commissioners and
those in attendance is
needed as the city faces
infrastructure needs in the
near future.
"When it happens it
ain't going to be 'cheap,"
Roberts said of items such
as improvements to sewer
lines in North Port St. Joe
and along Palm Blvd. "I don't
want to have to raise taxes
to do it.,
"I'm going to sit on that
egg until that is done."
Pate also noted that the
$4.5 million in reserves was
earmarked for infrastructure
improvements and would be
needed when those projects
become more pressing as
growth overruns the county.
Pate said cash carried
forward from one year to the
next also allowed the city to
keep the millage rate down
as much as possible, though
Raffield contended that,
"Somewhere we should be
levying cheaper than going
the other way."

Reeveswas hardly swayed
by the mayor's contentions
over the reserves, noting that
he is a businessman on Reid
Avenue feeling the impacts
of what has happened to tax
"We've got to start
somewhere, but nobody is
willing to do that," Reeves
Mel Magidson, local
attorney and current
president of the county
Chamber of Commerce,
said he'd rather have those
reserves in his piggy bank
than leave them in the
city's, noting also that there
appeared to be no specific
goal, no real target, for the
decisions to carry unspent
cash forward and millions in
Magidson added that
examination of the county
and city budgets showed
duplication of services, such
as law enforcement, which
if rectified could provide a
break to taxpayers. The city,
in essence, spends $1 million
on a police force which makes
few drug cases despite an
evident drug problem in
North Port St. Joe, makes few
felony cases of any kind and
is little more than a traffic
enforcement department,
Magidson contended.
"We are getting hit twice,"
Magidson said. "Think about
consolidating services.
"We have serious
problems that need serious

Raffield had
several suggestions for
First was to convene a
town hall meeting with all
the taxing authorities in the
county, even making it a
once-a-quarter meeting, in
which plans can be outlined,
concerns aired and the
public informed as to how
tax dollars are spent and
budgets prepared.
If nothing else, Raffield
and others noted, such
conclaves would end what
is seemingly endless finger-
pointing by various officials
around the county.
"We have to talk about
these issues and figure out
how to solve them," Raffield
said. "Bring everybody to the
table and get this thing solved.
Let's start somewhere."
Tallahassee might be
another place to begin the
process of addressing a small
county paying taxes more
appropriate for Broward
County, Raffield said.
He suggested that
local officials lobby state
lawmakers Speaker of the
Florida House Allan Bense
might be a good place to start
- to examine whether the
state might be able to provide
some relief, for instance
through a mechanism similar
to Homestead Exemption
which caps tax increases for
homestead homeowners.
"This is a serious
situation," Raffield said. "We
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Florida Partnership
Coordinator Jennifer Carver
presented a Waterfronts
designation certificate
to Waterfront Steering
Committee chairman David
Warriner and Downtown
Redevelopment Agency Board
chair, Trish Warriner.
In her presentation,
Carver stressed community
commitment as a key to the
project's success.
"We don't go to a com-
munity and say, 'We want to
designate you.' We ask com-
munities to come to us," said
Carver, adding that public
participation is essential in
the visioning process.
The two-year project
allows for both visioning and
implementation stages.

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going to rob us economically,
spiritually, in every way."
Businesses, he feared,
would fold up shop and
they would also give less to
local charitable endeavors
while church congregations
would dwindle as workers
looked outside the county for
In time, those factors
would lead to more crime,
more folks without proper
health insurance and without
the ability to pay the bills for
simple necessities.
"You are part of the.
puzzle that is taxing all of
us," Raffield said in again
making his plea for a town
hall meeting among all taxing
authorities. "You are doing
business (with the county
and School Board) every
week, but we can't sit down
and talk about taxes?
"It's an education
process that is missing. Until
we all meet, it's going to get

Port St. Joe is currently In the official confirma-
approved for funding for one tion letter. DCA Secretarv

year. Carver noted that fund-
ing for the final year is antici-
Port St. Joe's Waterfronts
application demonstrated a
desire for environmental and
cultural resource protection,
hazard mitigation, public
access and enhancement of
the waterfront economy.

... .. .. .... -. .. .. .
Thaddeus L. Cohen noted
that the new Waterfronts
communities were selected
"based on the strength of the
applications, the potential
for success, and the demon-
stration of strong public and
governmental support."

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by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
In this year of taxpayer
dismay and rising property
values, the City of
Wewahitchka finds itself in
a position unlike any other
taxing authority in the

The ad valorem, or
property tax, increase in the
city's budget amounts to just
over $50,000, a reflection
that the spike in property
values realized in the south
end of the county has yet to
reach the county's northern

Yet, the city will also
see an increase to its overall
budget of more than 300
percent, from less than $2
million to more than $6
But almost all that
increase is tied to federal
and state grants and

loans aimed in bolstering
the city's infrastructure,
particularly a Community
Development Block Grant
for extension of water lines
throughout the city limits
and improvement to the city
water plant as well as a U.S.
Department of Agriculture

News from Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative

Gulf Coast Electric

Cooperative Assists

Fellow Electric

Cooperative During

Aftermath of

Hurricane Katrina

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative has sent
employees, equipment,
fuel and water to assist
Singing River Electric Power
Association in Mississippi
following the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina. Singing
River has more than 6,000
miles of power lines in the
Mississippi counties of
George, Greene, Harrison,
Jackson, Perry and Wayne
and in Mobile and Washington
counties in Alabama. As
of noon, Monday, Sept. 5,
34,870 of Singing River's
64,870 members were still
without power. At the height

of the storm, no meters were
running in Singing River's
service territory and 3,000
power poles were down or
damaged. GCEC employees
assisting in the restoration
efforts include Jason
Creamer, Josh Hersey, Dale
Marshall, Charles Nunery
and Tony Turner. They
departed for Mississippi last
week and are expected to
work there through at least
the end of this week. "Electric
cooperatives band together
during times like this," GCEC
Assistant Manager Michael
White said. "We are happy
to be able to assist and
know that if we were in this
situation, that we would have
other cooperatives sending
crews to assist us. Our hearts
certainly go out to all of
those affected by this natural
disaster." Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of
service to customers large

and small. GCEC serves
approximately 19,300
consumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and
in the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn
Haven, White City, Fountain
and Southport.

Trustees Get Familiar

with Cooperative's

Issues, Operations

Board members from
Alabama Electric Cooperative
and its member systems
became better acquainted
with the cooperative at a
recent trustee orientation
program atAEC headquarters
in Andalusia, Ala. The
orientation program is
designed to provide a non-
technical overview of AEC's
operations and the issues
affecting AEC and its member
systems, including Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative.
AEC's executive staff

provided division overviews
and discussed tasks and
responsibilities within
their respective operating
divisions. Participants
also learned about AEC's
history and toured AEC's
energy control center. The
orientation was developed
upon the direction of AEC's
executive board committee
and is geared toward trustees
who are relatively new to the
AEC board and are unfamiliar
with the generation and
transmission cooperative's
role in the electric utility
industry. GCEC District
III, Group 1 Trustee Rupert
Brown, who is also a member
of AEC's Board of Trustees,
participated in the program.

voting was confusing
to Cunningham who ch
the county wide voting
mittee formed by ci
apparently adopt a
district map, but not
ahead with county
voting. Commissioner
Williams, however,
trained his position on c
wide voting.
"I don't think it's a r
of single-member dis
but it's a matter of h(
us as a commission acc
able," Williams said.
Williams question
current leadership,
ing several points
how minority busin
in particular have re(
no financial assistance
their current represent
"I hear what you're
ing, but don't keep se
the same people up
Williams said, noting
four of the five commi
ers have maintained
tions on the board for
tiple terms.

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Rural Development grant/
loan package to extend sewer
lines to Red Bull and Red
Bull Island.
Those two projects, and
the grants and loans arriving
with them, added nearly $4
million to the city's budget.
The city will hold its final
budget hearing at 6 p.m. CT
on Monday, Sept. 19. No one
from the public spoke at the
initial public hearing last
In business taken up
during Monday's regular bi-
monthly meeting of the city
Preliminary engineering
reports on the extension
of water lines to Stone Mill
Creek and north Gulf County
should be completed by the
end of next week, said city
manager Don Minchew.
Additionally, the capital
improvement model for the
water system should be in
hand in the next couple of
weeks as the city studies how
it will handle future growth.
Updates on the
engineering drawings for the
sewer extension project are
being submitted to USDA
this week. The pumps for the
rehab of lift stations Nos. 7
and 9, both located on Hwy.

F Page IA
even "You need to hold your
haired commissioners accountable
com- for results," he added.
county Noel Williams asserted
that Peters' removal from
will the chairman's seat, "was a
new coup."
move "His term would have
-wide been up October fourth,"
Bill Williams said.
main- After voicing his sup-
ounty port for county wide voting,
Jimmie Williams' request to
natter return Peters to the chair-
tricts, man's seat for the remainder
holding of his term, however, was
ount- heard with no response or
action from the board.
:d the In other business:
rais- Commissioners
about received an update on the
iesses Gulf Coast Parkway Update
ceived from Rosemary Woods of
with PBS&J and Ric Marcum of
ation. Opportunity Florida.
e say- After conducting a corri--
nding dor study of a predetermined
here," area that included Gulf.
that County, a route dissecting
ssion- Gulf and Bay counties has
posi- been determined the most
mul- viable option for increasing
transportation arteries into
the region. Woods elabo-
1'r. rated on the project's pur-
pose, saying that improved
| | routes in and out of Gulf
County would ease access
to the new airport in Bay
il 9 County, improve transporta-
tion of goods in and out of
the county and increase hur-
ricane evacuation routes out
of the area.
The next step in the Gulf
Coast Parkway project will
be a project development and
environmental study to be
completed by July 2007.
Brad Bailey of the Gulf
County Building Department
reported that with increased
signage noted across the
county, effective Oct. 1, only
one sign per parcel of proper-

22, will not arrive until the
last week of the month, with
work schedule to commence
once the pumps arrive.
Everything but
electrical design drawings for
improvements to the water
plant have been completed
to move forward on the
water-line extension project.
The drawings should be
completed by the end of the
City commissioners
approved, withimprovements,
the plat for the Oak Garden
subdivision, a 27-unit
Taunton-built development
of moderately priced homes.
approved Oct. 21 for the high
school Homecoming parade
and the city .will pull the
requisite Florida Department
of Transportation permits for
the festivities.
Commissioners also
approved a request from the
American Cancer Society to
hold a Relay for Life at Lake
Alice Park on April 7, 2006.
A resolution was signed
which allow for the electronic
transfer of funds pertaining to
the wastewater project to Red
Bull and Red Bull Island.
The city extended the
contract of its bookkeeper.

ty will be permitted by build-
ing codes.
Bailey also reported that
after reviewing the permitting
process currently in place,
his department has opted to
use only the International
Code Council's chart to
determine permitting pric-
es. In the past, the building
department has been using
contract prices to determine
its rates.
Emergency Management
Coordinator Marshall Nelson
said Gulf County had received
Category A through G classi-
fication for reimbursement
from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
following Hurricane Katrina.
Eligible dollars for reim-
bursement include services
and care rendered for evacu-
Bobby Knee of the Gulf
County Road Department
requested bypassing the
.-standard bidding process to
replace a 1969 model trailer
used by his department and
the purchase of a new king
cab four-wheel drive Dodge
truck for a negotiated price.
Pointing to a $52,000
reimbursement from FEMA,
Knee said he had the money
in his budget to purchase the
Commissioner Williams
questioned whether or not
FEMA reimbursements could
be used to make those types
of purchases.
County attorney Tim
McFarland told Knee that for
purchases of $5,000 or more,
he would have to go through
the regular bidding process.
Only in an emergency situ-
ation or if the needed equip-
ment was a sole source item,
which Knee said the trailer
was, could the regular bid-
ding process be bypassed.
Commissioners approved
the purchase of the truck
through the bidding process.

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100 Club of Gulf County Elects

The initial organizing
meeting for the Board of
Trustees of the newly formed
100 Club of Gulf County
was held Sept. 12 at the law
offices of Costin and Costin
in Port St. Joe. The 100 Club
of Gulf County has been
formed to provide financial

assistance to the families of
any public safety personnel
who die in the line of service.
The 100 Club of Gulf County
is the first such organization
to be formed in this area.
At. the meeting, the non-
profit organization elected
the following trustees:

Peter H. Burgher, CPA,
Jerry Barnes, County
Commissioner, Vice
Charles A. Costin, Esq.,
General Counsel
Kesley Colbert, Gulf
County Appraiser, Secretary

School Board- From Page IA

that the district reduced the
millage rate by more than
two mills.
Each mill represents $1
for every $1,000 of assessed
taxable personal property in
the county. This year, each
mill generated roughly $2.54
million compared to $1.64
million last year.
The district will levy a
village rate of 4.660 for the
coming fiscal year, down
from 6.6800 last year. The
required local effort those
dollars the district must
expend to receive state fund-
ing for public schools and the
largest component of school
millage grew by less than
1 percent, with the overall
millage representing a tax
increase of 6.3 percent.
"This is one of the low-
est millage rates we've seen
in many, many years," said
board chairwoman Charlotte
Pierce. "I think the commu-
nity is very pleased with the
The district received
an assist from Tallahassee,
where much of the public
school budget is crafted.
Rising property values
meant a reduction in the
required local effort of nearly
1.800 mills.
In fact, while rising
property values now mean
that county taxpayers foot
90 percent of the bill for
public schools up from 40
percent just five or six years
ago 90 percent is a cap,
one reached by only a dozen
or so districts in the state.
With the state mandated
to pay at least 10 percent of
local school funding, the less
village required to reach
that 90 percent in other
words the higher the proper-
ty values the more the mill-
age rate will slide downward
as the state maintains its 10
percent contribution.
Tallahassee dictates

one other component of the
funding formula for schools,
the discretionary millage rate
which is actually divided in
two: one portion a base allot-
ment given all districts uni-
formly and another based on
$100 per student.
The lone component
over which the board has
real sway is that for capi-
tal improvements, which the
board reduced by a quarter
of a mill despite a laundry
list of needs submitted by
school administrators.
In the end, that resulted
in a millage rate 2.0200 mills
lower than last year.
"That's the largest
decrease I've seen," said dis-
trict final officer Sissy Worley
when the tentative budget
was unveiled in July.
In other news out of
Tuesday's meeting:
The board approved,
pending ratification by the
union rank-and-file, new
salary schedules for instruc-
tional and non-instructional
The sides settled last
week on new salary and
benefits packages which will
mean a 4 percent increase
in pay for all employees
above annual step increases
built into the salary scale
for employees with between
three and 22 years experi-
This year those annu-
al incremental raises aver-
aged 1.3 percent across the
Additionally, the district
will increase its contribution
to employee health insur-
ance from $300 to $325 per
In all, the bumps in sal-
ary and benefits including
retirement amounted to
about 6.5 to 7 percent for
the district, Worley said.
"I hope our employees
are happy with the pack-

age," Wilder said. "The board
stepped up to the challenge
and agreed to everything
they wanted. They are the
ones who make us the best
so we decided to give them
everything they asked for.
"They are worth it."
The district has 29
new students whose fami-
lies were displaced from
Louisiana or Mississippi
due to Hurricane Katrina.
The district, which at the
beginning of the school year
was below state projections
for enrollment, had 2,111
students as of last Friday
- with several more arriv-
ing this week which now
puts the district above the
projection of 2,109, meaning
the district does not face the
possibility of having to lose
state' funds due to declining
The board adopted a
comprehensive reading pro-
gram mandated by the state
and aimed, in particular, at
students performing in the
lowest two quartiles on the
reading portion of the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT).
Among the impacts of
those state requirements
is the number of teachers
teaching at least one class
out of field, in other words
teaching classes not within
their certification param-
The district has 26 teach-
ers teaching out of field all
are working on the requisite
certifications and several
have either achieved that
or are close. A significant
percentage of those teachers
are instructing one or more
reading classes.
The payoff, Billy Quinn,
Jr. said, would be realized in
test scores in the spring.
"I think the comprehen-
sive reading plan is really
going to be helpful to us,"
Quinn said.

Michael Leonard, The
Bank, Chief Investment offi-
Ralph Roberson, CPA,
Willie Ramsey, Ramsey's
Office Supply
Also attending the meet-
ing were Major Joe Nugent
of the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department, Chief James
Hersey of the Port St. Joe
Police Department and Chief
John Ford of the Port St.
Joe Fire and Emergency
The Trustees approved
plans for a general mem-
bership introduction and
recruitment meeting to be

held at The Sunset Coastal
Grill at 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 17.
Also approved were member-
ship guidelines and applica-
tion requirements, corpora-
tion by-laws and policy man-
ual, membership cards and
bumper stickers for mem-
bers, a corporate logo and
application for 501 (c)(3) tax
exempt organization status
with The Internal Revenue
Members will be asked
to commit an annual con-
tribution of $100 to build
the fund necessary to pro-
vide financial assistance to
families apd scholarships
for children of public safety


personnel who die in the
line of service. This program
is important in recruiting
and maintaining high qual-
ity personnel in the public
safety corps of Gulf County.
At the membership
meeting on Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.
at The Sunset Coastal Grill,
Trustees of the 100 Club of
Gulf County will briefly pres-
ent the objectives and poli-
cies of the new organization.
Representatives of all the
public safety departments in
Gulf County will be avail-
able to answer questions.
Applications for membership
will be available at the meet-

4th Annual Senior Citizen's 2005

Select Shot Golf Tournament

The St. Joseph B
Country Club is co-spo
scoring the 4th Annual G
Tournament to benefit 1
Gulf County Senior Citize
meals on Wheels program
This tournament will
open to all golfers with es

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This is a spec
Announcement for all citizen
in our area in response
Hurricane Katrina Evacue
Please, make note of 1
following information;
We have families
our community who ne
our assistance and he
Regardless of how little y
have to offer it is needed a
will be appreciated. Plee
remember that we were t
initial target for Katrina 1
were somehow spared. TI
were not.
We need food. Juna
now. The Senior Citize
Center in Port St Joe is
collection point for fc
and their phone number
229-8466. They are loca
directly off Highway '

Bay mated handicaps from 0-
on- 36. The tournament will be
rolf moved up this year because
the of the hotter temperatures in
n's September.
im. The team entry fee will be
be $55 this year incl. cart, entry
sti- fees, and dinner following

to the Editor. .

next door to the county
library. If you have difficulty
in delivering the food then
please call gulf county
:ial transportation at 229-6550
;ns and they will arrange a pick
to up.
ees. Employment if you
the have a full time job available
for the evacuees please call
in Decorative Flooring at 229-
eed 7720 so they can get the
:lp. word out.
you We wish to thank you
and in advance for your help.
ase This is just one of the many
the reasons why we are proud of
but you Gulf County.
hev Jim Garth

the tournament is open to
members/non members of
the country club. There will
be a short awards program
and door prizes will be given
to the winners.
The big prize will be $
10;000.00 given to anyone
who makes a hole in one on
hole # 4. The team prizes are
as follows
First place team, trophy
and $400.00
Second place team
Third place team
Fourth place team
Jerry Stokoe will be coor-
dinating this event and any-
one who wants more infor-
mation can call 229-8440, or
899-1036. Jerry asks that
all players from 2004 join
him in making this year's
tournament even better.
This has become a fun
Shop, or the Gulf County
Senior Citizens center. The
deadline for entry will be
October 4th All teams must
be registered prior to this

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Gators Topple Cottondale, Move

To 2-0

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Football can be a mat-
ter of degrees. Just ask
Wewahitchka coach Greg
As the Gators (2-0)
-head once again on the road
this weekend to Jay (0-2),
they might well be winless
had they played the oppo-
nents on Jay's early sched-
ule, Crestview and Vernon,
Jordan noted.
And, Jordan continued,
Jay might well be undefeated
had it played Wewahitchka's
first two opponents, South
Walton and Cottondale.
"They (Jay) have played
two good football teams,"
Jordan said. "It's who the

opponents are that dictates
how good you look. They are
a good football team."
So while records mean
nothing at this point, Jordan
continued, success as the
season unfolds will depend
on the Gators understanding
that football is played in two
halves, not one.
That was the message
Jordan intended to drive
home in practice early this
week after the visiting Gators
scored 26 first half points
and then let Cottondale back
in the game in the second
half en route to a 26-12 vic-
"We played pretty good
in the first half," Jordan said.
"We didn't execute at all in

Photo courtesy of Micah Peak

Gator Booster

Club Meeting

The Wewahitchka Gator
Booster Club wishes to
extend to everyone a spe-
cial invitation to attend their
Open House and "new mem-
bers" meeting on Monday,
September 19, 2005 at 7:00
p.m. at Wewahitchka High
School. The newly formed
Gator Booster Club is active-
ly soliciting new members
who are interested in being
a part of this Booster Club.
Any business or individual
who is interested in being a
part of this Club is urged to
attend this Open House.
Booster Club is finaliz-

ing their plans for a spe-
cial fund raising event to be
held in conjunction with the
WHS Homecoming festivities
on October 21, 2005. The
purpose of the recent re-
organization of this Booster
Club was to serve as a means
of local support for all of
the WHS Athletic Teams and
athletes, ,While also estab-
lishing a formal scholarship
program for our Athletes.
Anyone needing more
information may Call Dennis
Peak at 227-6999, or Carolyn
Husband at 639-2222.

the second half."
The Gators won the bat-
tle for real estate, rushing for
175 yards and passing for
another 65 while holding the
pass-happy Hornets to less
than 200 total yards.
The teams ended up
traded self-inflicted wounds,
Wewahitchka having two
passes intercepted both in
the first quarter and losing
two fumbles while causing
one fumble and picking off
three passes.
"We shot ourselves in the
foot or we would have scored
40 points," Jordan said. "It
happens. We just have to get
better every week."
The Gators built their
first-half lead on the legs
of Johnny Jones and Ryan
Jones, who had 12 car-
ries for 60 yards, scored the
game's first touchdown on a
six-yard run and later added
an 18-yard run for a score.
The Gators missed the
extra-point kick after Jones'
first touchdown and failed to
convert a two-point conver-
sion after the second.
Rainie, who carried 17
times for 88 yards to pace the
ground attack, added a 30-
yard touchdown run in the
second quarter, the Gators
again failing to convert the
two-point conversion.
Late in the half, Jones
took a punt at the Gator 40
and weaved his way 60 yards
to the touchdown. Trannen
Myers then ran the three
yards for the two-point con-
version and the Gators had a
26-0 lead.
The second half, how-
ever, was another story as
the Gators could not muster
much on the offensive end
and Cottondale converted
Wewahitchka mistakes into
a pair of touchdown pass-
es, one from 20 yards and
another from 40 yards on a
play-action call.
"We didn't block well on
offense," Jordan said. "They
have to learn that the way
they block in practice is not
the way we do it in a game.
It's correctable. A lot of little
mistakes that they made are
.. Gator quarterback Sean
Bierman was 5 of 9 for 65
yards with two interceptions.
Trey Goodwin had three
catches for 19 yards, Dee
Baker caught one ball for
34 yards and Myers had one

reception for 12 yards.
The Gators had nine
players with at least six
tackles in the game, quick-
ly establishing a swarming
defense as a characteristic of
the 2005 squad.
"We did well defensively,"
Jordan said. "They chased
the ball pretty good."
Defensive tackle Ben
Holley led Wewahitchka
with nine tackles. Tyler
Bush, Myers, Rainie and J.
J Roberts had eight tackles
Justin Barnes added
seven stops and Michael
Bailey, Baker and Goodwin
had six tackles each.
Goodwin also caused a
fumble and Bush, Roberts
and Myers each had an inter-
The Gators are at Jay for
a 7 p.m. CT start before com-
ing home for the first time
this season for their county
rivalry with Port St. Joe next

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Tallahassee. Both teams
came in 9th place from a field
of 18 schools. Chris Murphy
placed 13th (with a time of
18:40) out of 165 boys &
Natalya Miller placed 13
(with a time of 23:31) out of
115 girls both receiving met-
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Smith (22:49) Matthew
Miller (22:52) Geoffrey Manor
(23:39) Alex Jones (24:08)
Robbie Morris (25:02) for
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The preliminaries are over.
Now the real fun begins.
The Port St. Joe Sharks
(2-1) ended their three-game
road trip to open the sea-
son with a 28-17 victory at
Chipley (1-2) last Friday, the
final act in the prelude to
District 1-1A play.
First up will be Freeport
(1-2), which will arrive on
Friday as Port St. Joe cel-
ebrates the 50th anniversary
of Shark Stadium.
"It's nice to get back
home," said Shark coach
John Palmer. "It's very nice
to be back home, to be com-
pletely honest. It will be a big
night, that's for sure.
"(In district play) every
game is magnified because
every game has playoff impli-
To survive a stretch of six
consecutive district games,
though, the Sharks will have
to iron out some kinks in
the armor, particularly a vir-
tual snowstorm of yellow flags
which have fallen against
them the past three weeks
and too many turnovers.
Those factors hurt the
Sharks again last week as
371 yards in total offense
was mitigated by 126 yards
in penalties and five lost fum-

Two of those fumbles,
coming within mere seconds
of each other in the sec-
ond quarter, led directly to
10 Chipley points. Another
fumble was lost when quar-
terback Mike Quinn tried to
sneak in for a touchdown
from the Chipley 1.
"Not only did we give
them points, we took points
off the board," Palmer said.
"We made it a lot closer than
it should have been.
"We'd like to be clicking
a little better on offense. We
can't get any rhythm."
That didn't prevent the
Sharks from jumping to an
early 21-0 lead.
Quinn (9 of 17 for 91
yards and three touchdowns)
hit Ash Parker on a 15-yard
fade in the opening period to
break through on the score-
board, with Will Just kicking
the extra point.
Just, formerly playing
at New Orleans Jesuit High
School, is now living with
a local family and attending
Port St. Joe High in the after-
math of Hurricane Katrina
and the damage done to
Just's hometown.
It was Just who later
added the extra-point kick
- for a 14-0 Shark lead min-
utes later in the first quarter
after Quinn hit Ash Larry on
a 22-yard touchdown pass, a

Lady Sharks Volleyball

It was a tough week for
the Lady Sharks Volleyball
as they lost both matches at
home this week. On Tuesday,
the Sharks fell to the Rams of
Rutherford in three straight
matches. The Lady Sharks
were siinply overpowered in
the games by scores of 2-
25, 13-25, 21-25. Although
they looked much better and
played the best match of the
year on Thursday against the
Sneads Lady Pirates, they
dropped three tough games
to Sneads by the scores of
21-25, 22-25, and 17-25. The
Lady Sharks record for the

season to date is 1-4 with a
district record of 0-2.
The junior varsity team
split their matches this week
and improved their season
record to 3-2 with a district
record of 1-1. They dropped
two straight to Rutherford
with the scores of 11-25 and
11-25. On Thursday they
played an impressive match
against Sneads and came out
on top by winning two straight
25-23 and 25-22. Great job
ladies. Their next match is
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score set up after Port St. Joe
recovered a Chipley fumble.
Parker and Quinn hooked
up again from 10 yards out,
with Mica Ashcraft adding the
extra point, early in the sec-
ond quarter
But with just under three
minutes remaining in the half,
the Chipley defense forced
Quinn to fumble in the end
zone, the Tigers recovering
and adding the extra point to
get within 21-7.
The Sharks fumbled the
ensuing kickoff, the Tigers
recovering and converting the
miscue into a field goal to pull
to 2 1-10 at halftime.
The Tigers notched those
10 points despite being held
to negative rushing yardage
in the opening half. In fact,
the Sharks held the Tigers
to minus rushing yardage
in three of four periods and
ended the game allowing just

22 yards on the ground, 78
total yards.
The Sharks registered
seven sacks.
"We are playing excel-
lent on defense," Palmer said.
"The mistakes we've made are
correctable. We just have to
do a better job of correcting
them in practice."
A 45-yard run, after
another Shark fumble,
allowed Chipley to close to
21-17 in the third quarter but
Port St. Joe put the game out
of reach by driving 65 yards
in the fourth quarter, Quinn
sneaking in from the Tiger 1
to score.
Just kicked the extra
point to close out the scoring
for the night.
The Sharks rushed for
280 yards, led by senior
Quentin Jenkins, who had
his second-straight strong
game with 128 yards on 16

carries. yards because of penalties,"
"He lost another 65 or 70 Palmer said.

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On behalf of the Gene
Raffield Football League, we
would like to thank the spon-
sors listed below. A record
number of youngsters have
signed up this year, and prac-
tice is underway. Nearly thirty
7 and 8 year-old Dolphins have
enrolled compared to fourteen
last year. Coaches Stacey
Hanlon and Rob Jasinski
are busy teaching these boys
the basics of football with
an emphasis on fun. The 9
and 10 year-old Jaguars have
nearly 30 kids who are work-
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Bowl champs. Coaches Eric
Saunders, Chris Butts and
Sissy Worley are optimistic
as their practices have been
outstanding. The 11 and 12
year-old Buccaneers lost most
of their team which went
18-0 the last two years, but
coaches Mal Parrish, Frank
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saying, '"Don't:count us out!":
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to the nth degree," recalled
Taylor, who noted that Craig
was extremely intelligent,
with a 160 IQ.
The 1955 team
remembered Craig as an
innovative coach, one whose
trick plays and screen passes
were well-suited for college
"Craig was a little bit
ahead of a lot of coaches
in the area," remembered
To demonstrate his
techniques to his players,
Craig hit the practice field
without pads. He believed in
winning, and expected the
best from his players.
"Craig would get right
there with you and you better
make it right," said Smith.
While Craig was the
team's tough customer, line
coach Lamar Faison was the
team's soft-spoken diplomat.
"He was a little laid back,"
remembered Munn. "He tried
to keep Craig in line."
At the high school,
Faison taught continuously
for 38 years, and was much
beloved by his students and
football players.
"I thought the world of
him," said Johnson.
After many years as a
coach, Craig was elected
Gulf County superintendent.
When he retired, his former
players staged a lavish
retirement party.
Frank Howard, Craig's
former Clemson coach, was
the guest of honor, and
Charlie Whitehead of Cook/
Whitehead Ford, a one-time
Shark football player, was
the master of ceremonies.
Whitehead presented
Craig with a brand new Ford,
which he unveiled on the

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commons area stage. The
coach's friends and former
players chipped in for a
television and paid off some
of his financial obligations.
Nedley, one of the party's
organizers, remembered the
Coach being "very moved" by
the tribute.
"He was one that didn't
show his emotions, and liked
to show the tough shell and
all, but really he had a soft
heart," said Nedley.
A Shark Turned Bulldog
The Night Train kept
on rolling after graduation.
Receiving an athletic
scholarship, Taylor joined
the University of Georgia
Bulldog Coach Quinton
Lumpkin had played
against Craig during his
years at Clemson, and was
as intimidating as Taylor's
former coach.
He did 200-300 pushups
every day before practice and
ruled the team with an iron
"Every kid on that
football team was afraid of
him," remembered Taylor.
Taylor's sophomore year,
the Bulldogs scored a victory
over Missouri in the Orange
Bowl, and won the SEC
In the Orange Bowl,
Taylor made the game-
winning play, intercepting a
Missouri pass before being
pounded by a 6-foot-10, 300-
pound giant.
When he came to, he
removed his mouthpiece, and
the television camera caught
a glimpse of Taylor's missing
front teeth.
"Everybody in St. Joe
thought I broke my teeth out,
but I had a partial already,"

laughed Taylor.
After college, Taylor
returned home to Port St. Joe
and was the high school's
head football coach for 17
years, taking the Sharks to
the state championship.
He was hired by then-
superintendent Craig.
A White City Missionary
Many of the 1955 Shark
players chose to remain in
Port St. Joe.
Wilder became school
superintendent, Smith
opened Linda's Restaurant,
and Nedley rose to the
ranks of president and chief
operating officer of the St.
Joe Paper Mill.
One of the team's
greatest success stories was
that of guard and tackle
Oliver Harper, a White City
native given the nickname
"White City Flash" by his
teammates and "Little Gator"
by Craig.
Harper's rather was a mill
worker and alligator hunter,
and his mother ran a White
City convenience store.
A devout Christian,
Harper sought to convert his
teammates. Along with center
Jimmy Marlow, the quiet
teenager initiated prayers in
According to Harper, the
season began with only three
or four players identifying
themselves as Christians. At
the end of the season, all but
two or three had adopted the
After graduation, Harper
was fishing on Lake Wimico
when he met two men who
would set him on his life's
J.W. Parkman, the owner
of the -Supreme Ice Cream
Company, and Ashberry
Blount asked the graduate
about his career plans.
Harper answered that he
would like to go to college

and become a minister.
Parkman and Blount
became the White City
youth's benefactors, paying
his way through Howard
College and the University of
Miami medical school.
Harper said God was
calling him to become a
medical missionary.
After college, Harper
joined the Foreign Mission
Service and spent eight-
and-a-quarter years in Java,
Indonesia working in the
Keziri Baptist Hospital.
In Indonesia, Harper was
a physician as well as an
evangelist. During his time
there, he helped his fellow
missionaries establish four
With his wife, Virginia,
and three children, Jennifer,
Christopher and Matthew,
Harper immersed himself
in his work of "preaching,
teaching, healing all the
things that Jesus told us to
Last summer, Harper
and his children spent
three weeks aiding tsunami
Harper now works
in private practice in
Birmingham, Ala., and is the
Evangelism Outreach leader
of the First Baptist Church
in nearby Warrior.
A Reunion on the Field
On Friday, the Gulf

County School
Board and Port '
St. Joe High
School are
celebrating "50
Years of Football
on Shark Field."
1955 Shark
teammates will V
be honored on
the field during
the halftime
joined by the
1955 season's
majorettes and
band members.
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Printing and
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will show the
Sharks in all .
their 1955 glory,
and a reception,
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be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at
the Centennial Building.
Game time is 8 p.m., with
reserved seating available for
all former Shark students,
staff and teachers.
Harper, who is unable
to attend Friday's ceremony,
said he would've been proud
to share the field once more
with his old friends.
"It was a super group

e Taylor during his days as a
ulldog fullback.
when you look back on it,"
Harper said. "It would've
been so nice."

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Mrs. E's Herbals A Natural Touch

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
After years on her feet
in the medical field left her
disabled, Cathy Eller is
still able to care for others
- naturally.
Eller, or "Mrs. E" of Mrs.
E's Herbals, began studying
herbal remedies about four
years ago when the physical
demands as an emergency
medical technician left her
unable to work.
"Once I got sick, I felt
like I wasn't making a
contribution anymore," Eller
As her research
taught her more about the
chemicals contained in
modern pharmaceuticals,
Eller's studies intensified.

She read books and
searched the Internet
for natural remedies to
the things that ailed her.
However, her attempts to
explore herbal remedies with
a professional were quelled
by modern doctors.
Eller was not
After several dis-
couraging encounters with
doctors, Eller met Wayne
Blevins, a Physician's
Assistant in Port St. Joe.
"He was so helpful," Eller
said. "If I had a question and
he didn't know the answer,
he would take the time to
look it up for me."
Instead of over-the-
counter pain relievers, Eller
microwaves a muslin pillow

filled with flax seed to soothe
aching muscles.
After suffering severe
burns to his skin some 20
years ago, Eller's husband,
Michael, is still unable to use
commercial skin products.
Instead of shaving cream, he
uses an all natural shaving
soap that works into a rich
lather with the help of an old-
fashioned shaving brush.
"My husband and my
son love the shaving soap,"
Eller added.
Of course, they may be a
bit biased.
Eller said her husband
has patiently served as
her guinea pig for all her
experiments. Her kitchen
has been transformed into a
laboratory, and her samples

are stacked high throughout
their apartment.
"I've got boxes
everywhere, but he never
says a cross word," Eller
said of her husband.
Recently made an empty
nester when her youngest
daughter left home to attend
nursing school, Eller says
she hopes to begin expanding
her business.
Her products are
available at local businesses
from Carrabelle to Port St.
Joe, and soon, Eller said
she will be conducting
demonstrations at N-Style, a
salon in Port St. Joe.
Though her friends have
encouraged her to take her
business worldwide on the
popular online shopping
,network, Ebay, Eller said
she likes maintaining
personal relationships with
her customer.
Besides, she's obviously
not in it for the money.
Mrs. E's agave natural
hair removal gel, an
alternative to waxing and
shaving, costs only $5.95.
Eller said an identical
product sells for $18.95 at
most retailers.
Eller concluded her
medical service in her
hometown of Carrabelle, and
her friends in her hometown
say that, in light of her

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Cathy Eller is "Mrs. E" of
Mrs. E's Herbals
disability, she seems to have
found her calling.
"They- laugh at me and
tell me I would play mother
to everybody if I could," Eller
It was for her friends
in her hometown that Eller
worked for nearly two years
to perfect one of her first
signature recipes.
"Bug-Nip" is an insect
repellant Eller said is coveted
by her oystermen friends in
Eastpoint. This chemical-
free, insect repellant's key
ingredient is actually a feline

favorite catnip.
"It's. great for repelling
Yellow flies and it's made with
beeswax, so it's waterproof,"
Eller said.
Besides catnip and
beeswax, Bug-Nip also
contains olive and soybean
oil, cocoa butter, calendula
(Marigold flower extract)
basil and the distinct aroma
of citronella.
Another indulgent scent
and body benefit is Eller's
line of chocolate products,
particularly the chocolate
cake body scrub. With
ingredients of cocoa powder,
dark brown sugar and
chocolate oil, the chocolate
cake body scrub allows
bathers to indulge in all the
pleasures of chocolate with
none of the high fat guilt.
Used like any commercial
exfoliating scrub, chocolate
cake body scrub is applied
to wet skin using a circular
This guiltless pleasure
will be featured in one of
Eller's new gift baskets. From
the southern bridal basket.
to .the baby booties bath
basket or the gentleman's
,favorite shaving kit, several
decadent bath and body
products are available from
Mrs. E's Herbals.

September Gardening Tips

by Roy Lee Carter
September is the time
we can begin to plant some
of our fall bulbs, rhizomes
Learn taxes. Earn seasonal income. and tuberous plants. Among
the Amaryllis, Aztec, Lily,
Calla, Crinium Lily, Iris,
Enl ,_ l.iim .vot'ii l:i\ ,lde. i l.,_i' .-srai,-, Kaffir Lily, Marica, Moraca,
t-11- I' I0 ,. ak /ta Narcissus, Alpinia, Spider
rate L-,.n I.e.ore a tlx p|rulssi: l .'"' Lily and Zephyr Lily. It's
B lirng.lal itudents .oullragl i,"tonll also a time to remove or
.... cutback those annuals that
are looking bad, such as
[ iIr..:, ,.. ::,-.. Ageratum, Amaronthus,
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"', Miller, Gaillardia, Lobelia,
Classes held in Call for day & lime .-.. Nicotiana, Phlox, Rudbeckia,
Port St Joe (850) 522-0197 Strawflower, and Sweet
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SH&R BLOCK to see the arrival of Tulips,
SDaffodils, and Hyacinths in
some garden centers. These
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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 -000R and 03360-
OOR 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-OOR and
03498-OOR 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.

hold them until January
when they are then set out.
In Gulf County our winter
is not cold enough and our
summer is too long and
hot to allow these bulbs to
rebuild their strength after
flowering. As result, flowers
the second and succeeding
years are disappointing.
Making flowering plants
can be divided and then
set right back in place in
September. Among these we
would include the Daylily,
Society Garlic, Amaryllis,
Border Grass, Shasta Daisy,
Gingers Agapanthus (right
after flowering), Clivia,
Waking Iris and Stokes.
'Early September is the
last' time to cut' back plantss
which form their flowers in
the early fall or you will delay
their normal flowering cycle.
Among those we would list
azalea and poinsettia.
Because of high rainfall
during September, it's
critical to spray roses weekly
to control black spot fungus.
How many leaves a rose
bush has going into the
fall, determines how large
and numerous the flowers
it will be able to support
in October, November and
December. Those are three
months when roses are at
their prettiest if the grower
has managed to control this
devastating foliage disease.

Roy Lee Carter
Products listed for control of
black spot include Captain,
Daconil 2787, some the
Coopers, Funginiex, and
During periods of high
rainfall, figs suffer badly
from disease call fig rust.
The leaves that are badly
affected will become pale, fry
out, and drop from the tree.
If you rub your fingers on
the undersides of the leaves
a brownish powder will.
come off. This is the rust
itself. There are no effective
sprays to use in combating
it. Raking and burning the
leaves are the best way to
reduce its incidence next
For more detailed tips
on fall gardening please call
County Extension Office @
639-3200 or 229-2909.

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Shark Field...A Field of Their Own

By Dave Maddox
These are my memories
of how the Port St. Joe Shark
Football Field became a
reality. I am sure there were
people that helped in many
ways that I have failed to
mention. I apologize to anyone
I have missed, but they were
also appreciated.
Port St. Joe High hasn't
always had the number of
athletic teams or facilities
that it has today. It took
many people working
together, as well as an act
of the Florida Legislature, to
build the football field that
we have now.
Back in the 1937-38
schoolyear, our only team was
a basketball team coached by
Tom Owens, who also served
as a teacher. Football was
growing in popularity around
the country, but we didn't
have a football team and few
local people had ever seen a
football game, so the school
decided that it was time to
add a football field during the
1938-39 school year. We had
our first football team, a six
man team, which was typical
of small schools that couldn't
field an 11 man team. Tom
Owens coached the newly
formed team, and many of us
played in the first game that
we ever saw. Our first games
were played in the baseball
park in North Port St. Joe.
After I graduated from
high school in 1940 some of
the games were played at the
second location, a strip of
land between the Centennial
Building and Long Avenue.
During World War II, the
games were, moved to a third
location, a field where the
elementary school gym is
Baseball was a very
popular community sport
after World War II, and we had
one of the best town teams
in the area. Members of the
local Rotary Club formed St.
Joe Charities and sold bonds
to build the present baseball
park. Lights were installed
later, and the football games
were played under the lights
on the baseball field. The
school paid St. Joe Charities
$25 per game to help pay off
the bonds plus the light bill
for each of their games.'
The baseball field, the
fourth location, was not an
ideal football field. Part of the
field was a dusty sand bed
without grass and the part
that had grass was covered
in sand spurs. The players
referred to it as the Dust Bowl
and Sand Spur Patch. On the
afternoon before games were
played City Commissioner
Wendy Tharpe and I would
take the city fire truck out to
the field and wet it down to
reduce the dust. Sometimes
the officials were forced to
call "time out" during the
games so that the players
could picks the sand spurs

out of their uniforms.
In 1954 the first
Quarterback Club was
formed and I was elected
president. We decided that
the football team should
have a decent field to play its
games on. We met with Mr.
Tom Owens who was now
the Superintendent of Gulf
County Schools and shared
with him our idea of building
a football field. We walked
out over the school property
to the area where the football
field is now located and he
announced his decision,
"This is where I think it
should be built."
We soon began clearing
all of the pine trees of the
land and eventually got it
completely cleared. We
decided that the field needed
a .6 foot crown from the
center of the field to the side
line to help the rain run off.
At this same time in 1954
the fresh water canal was
being built to bring water
from the Chipola River to
the paper mill. Mr. Warren
Settlemire of the St. Joe
Paper Company, Woodlands
Division, told us we could get
some good soil for the field
from the area where the canal
approached Hwy. 71. Mr.
Basil Kennedy, Jr., a county
commissioner, arranged for
two county dump trucks to
haul the dirt to the football
field. I borrowed another
one from Walter Duren and
drove it. Soon plenty of good
soil arrived in record time.
After enough soil was hauled
in Lloyd Whitfield used the
county grader to level the
Mr. Carl Marshall, a
DOT engineer living here at
the time, took his level and
some stakes out to the field.
We used the level and the
stakes to get the desired .6
foot crown on the field. Lloyd
Whitfield came back with the
road grader and graded the
material to the stakes. At that

time I had a farm tractor and
used it to drag a railroad iron
around the field to smooth
it over. Coach Craig used a
shovel and a rake to help
smooth the area. The football
team and physical education
classes picked up roots
during the construction of the
field. Many other members of
the community contributed
in their own ways to help
complete the field. The Key
Club of 1958-59 planted pine
trees that now stand next to
the fence around the field.
We had to barter a bit
to secure the lighting for the
new field. The paper mill was
replacing some tall poles on
the wood yard and I was able
to swap them the shorter
poles from the old field where
the elementary school gym
is for five longer poles. We
needed three more poles to
complete the lighting. Mr.
Joe Sharit, Superintendent
of the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad, was apprised of
our needs and he let us
have three poles that were
to be used as piling under
the railroad bridge across
the Apalachicola River. Mr.
Harry McKnight with St. Joe
Lumber and Export Company
gave some cypress 4x4's to
build the cross arms for the
lights and -these were.,-put
on the poles while they were
laying on the ground. We got
the county crane and set the
poles up in place with the
cross arms on them.
After the field had been
graded and smoothed we
planted grass on it. Coach
Marion Craig and I drove
to Wewahitchka and bought
the seed and fertilizer from
Thomas McDaniel. Thomas
gave us a discount since it
was for the football field.
Coach Craig and I each paid
for half of the bill. That was
a sacrifice for Coach because
his take home pay was $319
per month and his wife,
Dot, was not working. We

fertilized the field and Pete
Duperrouzel, a member of the
football team, helped me sow
the seed. City Commissioner
Watson Smith got a piece
of equipment from George
Tapper and dug a trench so
the city could run a water line
to the field. Sonny Sherrill
got some pipe from the paper
mill, and Andy Martin made
the goal posts for us. At this
time we had grass on the
field, the light poles were up
with cross arms on them,
and goal posts in place, but
we couldn't go any further.
We had no lights.
Russ Chism, Milton
Chafin, Durrell Brigman,
W.O. Howard, Tiny Jones and
I met with Mr. Owens and
the.school board in Wewa to

request that they put lights
on the new football field. As
president of the quarterback
club, I was spokesman for
the group. We met with Mr.
Owens and board members
. Carter Ward, Clyde Brogdon,
Joe Whitfield, Fennon Tally,
and Mr. J.B. Harris, who was
serving as chairman.
I told the board that we
had built a football field in
St. Joe for the Port St. Joe
High School Shark football
team. The field had grass on
it, light poles were up with
cross arms, goal posts were
in place, and it hadn't cost
the county a cent. However,
we were requesting that he
school board pay for lighting
the football field. The school
board wasn't exactly over

zealous in their response to
our request.
Mr. Joe Whitfield said,
"Gentlemen, I have been
down there and looked at
that field and it is beautiful
and I really appreciate what
you fellows have done. Y'all
have done a great job, but
we just ain't got the money
to spend on lights." Mr.
Harris said, "Well, what are
you gonna do about those
lights on the baseball field?"
I said, "Mr. Harris, that is the
project of St. Joe Charities;
that is not our problem.
The school is having to pay
$25 a game plus the cost
of lighting. We feel like the
Sharks are entitled to have
a football field of their own
to play on and there is not
another football team in the
During the meeting,
board member Fennon
Tally asked Mr. Owens if he
had the authority earlier to
give the quarterback club
permission to build a field on
school property. Mr. Owens
said, "Wait just a minute."
He turned to his typewriter,
typed a letter, dated it one
year previous to that date,
asking the school board
to give him the authority
earlier to give us permission
to build a field on school
property. They held a vote
and voted to give him that
authority. They finally got us
to leave by saying that they
didn't have enough money
to supply lights for the field,
but we were not going to give
up easily.
The Florida Legislature
was in session then and Cecil
Costin, Jr. was our member
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Shark Field-

in the House of
Representatives. I explained
our problem to him and asked
him if he could help us. He
went back to Tallahassee,
drafted a bill, and walked it
through the legislature. The
bill required the Gulf County
School Board to spend up to
$5,000 to put lights on the
new football field. When he
returned home he brought me
the bill and Harry McKnight
and I carried it to Mr. Owens
at this home. When he read
it he smiled and said, "Boy,
we've got it now." Cecil's
legislation forced the school
board to put lights on the
field. After playing in four
different locations the Sharks
now had a field of their own
with lights.
On September 16, 1955,
the Sharks played their first
game on their new field
against the Walton County

Braves. Coach Craig's starting
line up for the Sharks was:
Frank Fletcher and Robert
Nedley, ends: Gene Raffield
and Oliver Harper, tackles;
Charlie Smith and Billy
Milton Johnson, guards; and
Jimmy Marlow, center. The
backs were Walter Wilder,
quarterback; Burt Munn and
Buddy Hudson, halfbacks;
Wayne Taylor was fullback.
Unfortunately, the Walton
County Braves defeated the
When the first game
was played, there was not
a fence around the field
and spectators just walked
in and watched the game
without paying. The only
bleachers were some old
wooden bleachers five rows
high obtained from Tyndall.
Principal Leroy Bowdoin then
realized that a fence had
to be erected so the school

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could collect admission.
Durrell Brigman and I found
a magazine that advertised
steel bleachers for sale. They
could be assembled and were
12 rows high. We ordered two
sections, paid for them, and
assembled them ourselves.
Mr. Harry McKnight with
St. Joe Lumber and Export
furnished the boards to sit
on. To get our money back,
Durrell and I stood on each
end of the bleachers and
charged people 25 cents to
sit on them. Mr. Bowdoin
told us we couldn't charge
admission to sit in these
seats on school property. The
school then bought the seats
from us.
We were making
progress, but we still needed
a few more things. Durrell
Brigman built a PA system
and donated it to the school
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Gilbert built a concession
stand for the new field, and
John Robert Smith had a
restroom built on the east
end of the field.
After two games were
played on the new field
people began asking
questions about what the
field should be named. The
quarterback club met and
discussed several names.
They decided that the earliest
concept for the field was to
have a place for the Shark
football team to call their
own. By unanimous vote of
the quarterback club, it was
decided that the field would
be named Shark Field and
should always remain Shark
Field. By being named Shark
Field all players who ever
played there, cheerleaders
who cheered and band
members who performed
there could say they were
part of Shark Field, which
was a community effort to
instill Shark pride in the
school. And this is how the
field was built and why it

was named Shark Field.
Some of the People
Who Helped
Over the years many
people were involved in
building the football field and
our teams.
The first quarterback
on our team was Howard
Taunton. After graduation
Howard joined the US Army
Air Corps and piloted B-17
bombers during World War
II. He was killed when his
plane was shot down over
Europe. John Lane then
quarterbacked the team
during the fall seasons of
1939, 1940 and 1941. After
graduation, he piloted B-
29 bombers in the Pacific
Theatre during World War II.
He now lives in Baton Rouge
and is a brother of Betty
I have mentioned earlier
that Tom Owens was our
first coach. A Captain Bailey
from Tyndall served as coach
while the games were played
at the present elementary
gym site. When Tom Owens
was elected Superintendent
of Schools in 1940, Frank
Hannon came in as a teacher
and football coach. He
coached the 1941 team to
the first state championship.
Marion Craig, a Clemson
graduate, came to St. Joe in
1947 as a teacher and coach.
He coached until 1962.
During his first years he
coached football, basketball
and baseball without an
assistant. There were times
he coached girls' basketball
as well. He was elected
superintendent of schools in
1964 and served until 1972.
He returned to the classroom
and taught until he retired
in 1986. He died in 1992.
Through his leadership as
superintendent new high
schools were built in Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
He also made many other
improvements in the Gulf
County School System.
The highest goal of Coach
Craig was to provide the best
education possible for all
students and to leave the
Gulf County School System
in better shape than it was
when he arrived.
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Beach Advisory Committee Continues Efforts

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Time is not exactly on
their side.
: Like many planning for
large scale projects across
the county, the St. Joseph
Peninsula Beach Advisory
Committee is fighting a
battle against time to fund
a multi-million dollar beach
restoration project.
At their regular
rponthly meeting on Sept.
9 at the Robert M. Moore
Administration building,
co-chair and member of
the finance sub-committee
discussed possible sources
of funding.
,, Discussed briefly by
Bill Stronge, an economics
professor commissioned to
conduct an economic impact
Study, Municipal Service
Benefit Units (MSBU) and
Municipal Service Taxing
Units (MSTU) were two of
the proposed funding for
'. An additional option,
an incremental ad valorem

Port St. Joe

Police Report

In the early morning
hours on September 7,
2005 the Port St. Joe Police
Department assisted by the
.(ulf County Sheriffs Office
served a search warrant on
'169 Ave. C in Port St. Joe.
During the execution of the
warrant illegal drugs, and
drug paraphernalia were
discovered. The residents of
the house Ricky J. Farmer
age 21 and Kiasheba S.
I!itchell age 20 both of Port
.St. Joe were arrested and
charged with felonies. Ricky
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drug paraphernalia. Both
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c n-ty_.Jail to await first
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Mexico Beach

Police Report
During the past two
^yeeks, the Mexico Beach
Police Department answered
.06 calls for service and
investigated one burglary.
During this same period,
Officers investigated one
traffic crash with a combined
property damage report of

tax financing structure was
discussed among general
membership at the meeting.
County attorney Tim
McFarland said of the
possibilities on the table,
.time parameters were going
to put the most pressure on
the committee to pin down
a funding structure for their
"You're going to need
money in 2006," McFarland
told the advisory committee.
After seeking advice from
a knowledgeable tax attorney,
McFarland said an MSBU was
the "best route" but that, he
said, is not something that
can be established before the
end of the calendar year.
A MSBU is a special
assessment district
authorized by state statutes
that would provide services
and/or improvements to a
specifically defined area.
Improvements, such as a
beach restoration project,
would be financed through a
special assessment for only
those residents receiving the

$8,000. Officers issued 15
traffic citations, eight traffic
warnings and one parking
On Sept. 3, Paula Ann
Webb of Apalachicola for
in/out of state warrant for
passing worthless checks.
On Sept. 4, Brandon
Harrison of Port St. Joe was
arrested for in/out of state
warrant for failure to pay

Gulf County

Sheriff's Report

On Sept. 2, Gary Wayne
Williams, b/m, 37, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for VOP; Michael A. Lollie,
w/m, 33, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for child support;
Daniel Cooper Poncel, w/m,
2:,,9 f Wewahitchka, was
arrested for possession of
marijuana; Derel Lee Skipper,
w/m, 18, of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for possession
of alcohol under 21; Eugene
Phillip Allen, w/m, 19, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for no valid drivers license;
Paul Michael Todd, w/m,
25, of Wewahitchka, was
arrested for DUI..
On Sept. 3, Jason
Edward Strimel, w/m, 21 of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DUI, DWLSR; Danny Ray
Cox, w/m, 19, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for DUI;
Jonathon Andrew Gay, w/
m, 19, of Port St. Joe, was

According to a
presentation in the meeting,
in the case of beach
nourishment, the benefit
will typically vary for each
property owner according
to proximity to the beach,
amount of frontage, rental
value or other factors.
Formulas developed by
economists like Stronge
would determine individual
assessments that would then
remain fixed for the 5-year
duration of the project.
Golz pointed to a
drawback of the MSBU -
new funding sources would
have to be sought for future
An MSTU, he explained,
is a taxing district
authorized by state statutes
to provide services and/
or improvements for a
defined geographical area. A
MSTU may levy ad valorem
taxes to provide funds for
Two advantages of the
MSTU are that it would

arrested for possession of
marijuana; Levy Allen Turner,
w/m, 18, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for possession
of marijuana; Thelma
Summerline, w/f, 24, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for affray; Ruth A. Bryant,
w/f, 73, of Wewahitchka, was
arrested for affray; Willard
Odean Bryant, w/m, 75, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for affray; Charles Woodrow
Hood, Jr., w/m, 39, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested'
for affray.
On Sept. 4, John Emory
Hudson, w/m, 35, of Port St.
Joe was arrested for felon
in possession with firearm;
William Preston Allyn III, w/
m, 21, of Port St. Joe was
arrested for reckless driving;
Andrea Denise McCoy,
w/f, 22, of Apalachicola,
was arrested for FTA; Lisa
Jane Bernal, w/m, 33, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
for possession of drug
On Sept. 6, Stuart Allen
Leach, w/m, 45, of Panama
-City, was arrested for VOP
grand theft; Richard Allen
Causey, w/m, 39, of Port
St. Joe was arrested for
VOP-battery; Kelvin Wayne
McLemore, w/m, 44, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for violation injunction
On Sept. 7, William
Lee Kelly IV, w/m, 21 of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DWLSR, resisting without
violence, VOP; Victor Garci
Quintanilla, w/m, 33, of

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take into account future
development for levying
taxes and cost burdens are
proportional to property
values and proximity to
McFarland added that
an MSTU was the county's
preferred funding option
because of its manageability.
The disadvantage,
however, is that growth in
MSTU taxes may exceed
project requirements over
The third funding option
is an incremental ad valorem
This funding option is
more of a cause and effect
speculative option for
funding in which a capital
improvement to an area may
directly increase the value
of property affected by the
Though this option
would not necessitate an
increase in millage rates, it is
often calculated on current
property tax assessments
without consideration of

future growth. The deal
breaker for the incremental
tax funding structure
is that it obligates a local
government to a specific debt
without guaranteed revenue
Phil Flood and Phil
Ciaravella of the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection discussed with the
committee additional funding
possibilities from the DEP.
Already classified as one
of the most severely eroding
beaches in the state, Cape
San Blas must meet several
requirements for funding

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In the meantime, com-
mittee member Wayne
Rowlett noted, "Gulf County
wants to have a progressive
stand on an airport."
That stand will mean
continuing the visioning
which. the EDC is under-
taking in the coming weeks
concerning economic devel-
opment goals in the county
and searching for funds, and
a contractor, to undertake a
feasibility study.
Ashbaker said he could
provide the committee a
list of potential contractors
for the study, though the
FDOT does not have a set
of approved companies who

Port St. Joe, was arrested
for reckless driving; Twala E.
Tiller, b/f, 29, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for FTPF.
On Sept. 8, James
Edward Waters, w/m, 56, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested for
DUI; Eugene Phillip Allen,
w/m, 19, of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for DWLSR;
Walter Darryl Williams,
w/m, 43, of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for possession
of methamphetamine
and manufacture of
methamphetamine; Donna
Michelle Williams, w/f, 41, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for methamphetamine
possession and
manufacturing; Champion
Travis Traylor, w/f, 24, of
Wewahitchka was arrested
for trespass conveyance.


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By increasing public
access points, public
access signage and parking
facilities on the Cape, the
project committee may be
able to seek additional state
"We want you to get as
much qualified as possible,"
Flood told the group.
Though no decisions
have been made for the
funding structure, Charlie
Weston of the South Gulf
Taxpayers Association said
the yet-to-be-determined
dollar figure on the project
will be "the linchpin in the
next six months."

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tackle such projects.
The feasibility study,
however, would be just step
two in a multi-step process
to plan, fund and construct
a general aviation facility in
Gulf County.
The process is time-
consuming and potentially
costly, the visibility outside
of thel advisory committee
constrained at best.
"We are obviously at
square one," Hooper said of
the committee's work at this
And trying to determine if
there is a path to get wheels
on the ground in the face of
crossing winds.

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Old Friends Gather at Wewahitchka Class Reunion

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It was the second
Saturday in September,
the day of the annual
Wewahitchka High School
Class of 1930-58 Reunion,
and Eddie Belle White had
once again announced her
White, a 1941 graduate,
has planned the event for
the last 15 years. She is the
reunion's colorful master of
ceremonies, trading barbs
with former classmates and
tending to her list of the
night's speakers.
On Saturday, she
used the time in between
presentations speakers
observed White's strict five-
minute rule to announce
that she is 83 years old
and ready to hang up the
The packed crowd at
the First United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall
laughed at her threats.
White holds the

distinction of Florida's oldest
practicing hairdresser, styling
hair at Eddie's Beauty Salon
on Hwy. 71.
Her classmates know
there is as much chance of
White retiring her reunion
duties as there is her closing
the beauty shop.
"You were talking about
retiring, but you're getting
better every time," said
Claude Grinsdale as White
tossed him the microphone.
The night's speakers
shared their school time
memories and gave updates
on friends and relatives.
The ones who traveled
to the reunion from far
away places basked in the
fellowship of .their beloved
Ned Brown, who hails
from Texas, said he was happy
to be back in Wewahitchka.
"It's been about 50 years
since I left home and the
thing about going away, the
joy is always coming back
home," he said.

(From left) Lorraine Norton, 90, and Georgia Prescott, 93,
were given the "Golden Ager" awards for being the oldest attend-

Brown recounted his
fourth-grade adventures as
keeper of the class tadpoles.
"I would always try to
trade up for one that had
legs," said Brown, who
recalled being ashamed
when his beautiful teacher,
Opal Carter, discovered his
dastardly deeds.
"She relieved me of the
duty of being the tadpole bowl
cleaner," laughed Brown,
who was promoted to name-

Claude Grinsdale remind-
ed his classmates of a time
before tvs and fast food fran-
taker two years later.
"I think you're putting
a fox in the hen house,"
Brown's classmate Bobby
Scott, had told their teacher.
When Brown concluded
his speech, White noted that
he and his twin brother grew
up next door to her, and
hinted at some undisclosed
"I can tell something on
you, but I won't," White said.
Grinsdale recounted
a time before television,
penicillin, panty hose
and contact lenses, and
highlighted the differences
between then and now:
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was to be eaten for Lent,"


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Wewahitchka alumni representing the years 1930-1958 gathered in the First United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday for their annual class reunion. The schoolmates held hands for
the singing of Amazing Grace, cheered on by teddy bear-centerpieces outfitted in school colors.

"Grass was something you
mowed," "Rock music was
grandma's lullaby and AIDS
were helpers in the principal's
After a fast-paced,
hilarious delivery, Grinsdale
reached his inevitable
"No wonder we're
confused and there's a
generation gap," he said.
After several other
speeches, and songs
performed by Ronda Pridgeon
and Nancy Davis, White took
the podium for the finale.
After announcing her
intentions to sing "An
Evening Prayer," White spoke
a warning.
"I used to sing, but I'm 83
years old. It's kind of like Rice
Krispies it's snap, crackle
and pop," White said.
Her song concluded,
White announced that they
had reached "the end of our
showing off tonight," and
proceeded with the awards
"Now comes the fun.
We're going to see how many
old folks we have here," said
White, presenting "Golden
Ager" awards to Georgia
Prescott, 93, and Lorraine

Norton, 90.
Norton also took home
an award for her career as a
Wewahitchka educator.
"You're not only going to
get an award for your age,
but for your teaching," White
told Norton. "You think
you're something don't you,
old lady?"
Other awards recognized
the longest distances
traveled to the reunions,
with attendees arriving from
Texas, Georgia and Indiana.
Following the awards
presentation, the alumni were
treated to a dinner prepared
by the Bayou Restaurant,
ahd caught up on old times.
White's classmate L.L.
Lanier, attending with
his wife Martha, a former
Wewahitchka teacher, held
court next to the dessert
Lanier is the last living
man in his 1941 class. "We
had nine girls and three boys.
We had a good time," he said
with a grin.
Grinsdale, Lanier's
"fighting cousin," dropped by
the table to swap stories as
Martha slipped outside.
Martha was filling orders
for L.L. Lanier and Son's

tupelo honey out of the trunk
of her brand new Lincoln,
a present from her devoted
When L.L. rejoined his
wife in the parking lot, he
chatted with Mitchell Rish
and the other out-of-town
honey seekers.
White, the gracious
hostess, headed home to rest
her fired feet.
As night fell over the
church parking lot, the old
friends said goodbye and see
you next year.

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served as reunion chairper-
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A Labor of Love

by Vince Raffield
With Labor Day week-
end just around the cor-
ner my mind reflects not on
another holiday celebration
but more along the lines of
the history of labor and the
unsung hero's that paved
the way for today's genera-
tions of labor and workforce
to enjoy paid holidays and
reasons for celebration.
The ones who con-
structed the Hoover Dam,
and massive structures that
had never been built before.
The ones who had dreams
and followed those dreams
to pave the way for inno-
vation and exploration, the
ones who set up the Labor
Boards and Unions, fought
for. equality in the work force
and against unfair labor tac-
tics and treatment.
With Apalachicola's
prominent industry being
seafood I cannot help but
think of the oyster shucker
and their important role in
the industry. Less publi-
cized and focused on they
too are a very essential part
of the industry, especially
with so much threatening
their livelihoods. Even new
technologies threatens to
take the place of the oys-
ter shucker and leaves little
room for them in the oyster
houses where most of them
There will still be those
at the oyster bars and res-
taurants and the ones who
will specialize in certain
grade or select oysters for
special order. Sadly like
the traditional oystermen
they too feel threatened that
they will be phased out with
exception to the few who will
simply refuse to turn loose
of tradition.
Fondly I think of my
little gray haired grand-
mother who shucked oys-
ters for years, and so proud-
ly showed off her collection
of pearls in the coffee can
where she kept them. Each
individually shaped and
colored, as unique as their
owner. With a heart that
only a grandmother could
have and wisdom beyond
compare,, this little lady
of faith was a symbol of
strength and perseverance
to me even as a young child.
My Granny, Lucy Raffield
was a proud member of
Apalachicola for many years

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and when I think of how
hard she worked it breaks
my heart, much as it did as
a young man.
My grandmother, God
rest her soul shucked for
as little as thirty five cents
a gallon.
Then the houses were
dark, dirty and damp, they
shucked in little corners in
what ever containers were
available at the time. It was
practice to heel the oyster,
with a shucking knife.
My Aunt Janice, her
daughter still shucks oysters
today much as her moth-
er did. She married John
Richards at the age of four-
teen years old, lived in one
of the oyster shanties like
many others of that same
era. She remembers oysters
shucking then for $1.35 a
gallon. Her husband John,
a traditional oysterman
caught the oysters and she
shucked them and it has
been that way every since.
They raised a family that
way, and there have been
times that her daughter
Denice has shucked right
beside her, for her husband
Runt who is also a tradition-
al oysterman. Aunt Janice
remembered taking
Denise to work with her
as a young child, she would
sit upon a bucket, take the
empty shells and put them
back together pretending
that she too was shuck-
ing oysters like her moth-
er, as time went by Aunt
Janice would giver her an
actual oyster, and eventful-
ly Denice learned to shuck
oysters that way.

It was not until I was a
young man working side by
side with my dad and sup-
porting a family of my own
that I finally realized it was
not about who you were, or
what you did, it was about
being a part of something
bigger than that. In my
case, as my grandmothers
and most of our family it
was a matter of tradition,
pride, and a genuine love for
what we did. Granny did
what she did because the
work was there to do, it was
readily available, she could
make a living from it but I
finally realized she really did
love it.
Long gone are my days
in the sun. Due to health
problems I can no longer
work in the seafood indus-
try, but if I could change
things and had my way
about it I would be working
there still.
Of course things have
changed a lot from those
days, oyster houses are no
longer the damp, dirty plac-
es they used to be. Oyster
shuckers are now able to
shuck oysters in clean sani-
tized work environments
with rubber gloves, hair nets
and aprons for the protec-
tion of both the shucker and
the product. The contain-
ers for the oysters are now
stainless steel, the knives
are stainless steel, and the
shuckers stand on stainless
steel. The shuckers take
great pride in their work as
many try not to cut the oys-
ter, they are kept in ice and
the work place is kept clean.
The oyster shuckers are the
first to throw away anything

that does not look fresh,
or is discolored, or does
not meet the quality stan-
dard, They are the hands
that monitor quality control
and the first line of defense
against disease. The method
of heeling oysters or using a
block and hammer has been
replaced by the preference of
a shucking machine which
helps the shuckers do their
job easier and faster. After
they pass through that pro-
cess they are then graded by
size, quality, and go through
another process of quality
Unfortunately as always
the oyster shuckers liveli-
hoods are still dependant
on the weather, supply and
demand, red tide, too few
oysters, natural and man-
made disasters.
Regardless of the so
called technological advanc-
es being made, the fact
remains that there has
never been a technology to
compare with the tradition-
al hands on way of doing
things, especially in areas of
selection, preparation and
processing of seafood.
The comparison of the
latest technology of using
a freeze dried methods as
a way of shucking oysters
is comparative to instant
coffee verses fresh ground.
Whether Seafood or Coffee
nothing can compare to the
hand selection of color, size,
quality and freshness that
can only be observed by the
human eye and prepared by
the human hands. There is
no substitution for quality
and freshness.
According to shuckers,
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the birth of their so:
Christian Fogle.
He was born A
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at 1:27 a.m. EST
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ounces and was 2

Tanner Christian Fogle

le of Joy
Tiffany long.
announce His proud grandparents
n, Tanner include Virginia and Stanly
Sanders of Port St. Joe and
u.Center 2 Merritt and Faye Fogle of
al Center
P. Tanner Orangeburg, SC. His great
unds, 13 grandmother is Dorothy
21 inches Ward of Port St. Joe.
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Bill and Sara Fox of
Panama City are pleased to
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage
of their daughter, Sarah
Danielle Fox, to Christopher
Charles Goodman, son of
Mary V. Goodman and the
late Lester C. Goodman of
The bride-elect is a
graduate of Port St. Joe
High School and received
her Bachelor of Science
degree and Master of'Public
Administration degree from
Florida State University in
Tallahassee. She is currently
employed as a Senior
Management Analyst II, in

the Office of Budgeting with
the Florida Department of
Financial Services.
The groom-elect is a
graduate of North Florida
Christian School and received
his Bachelor of Science
degree from Florida State
University. He is currently
employed as an Operations
and Consultant Management
Consultant II, in the Office
of Secretary, Executive Staff
with the Florida Department
of Children and Families.
The couple became
engaged while vacationing
in the Bahamas and will
be married on Nov. 19 in

Caleb Matthew Ludlam

Happy New Addition

Christopher Charles Goodman and Sarah Danielle Fox

Whaley and Davis Engaged
Barry and Deloris Whal- Investigation Division, in
ey of Port St. Joe, are pleased Washington, DC, as a Public
to announce the engagement Informatino Officer.

and forthcoming marriage
of their daughter Jennifer
Whaley to Michael Davis,
son of Bill and Linda Davis of
Hollywood, Maryland.
The bride-elect is a grad-
uate of Indiana University.
She is employed by Internal
Revenue Service, Criminal

Her fiance is a graduate
of Bradley University and the
University of Dayton School
of Law and is an attorney at
law in Maryland. A November
11 wedding is planned at Li-
tchfield Plantation, Pawleys
Island, South Carolina.

Miles Butler

Miles is Three
Miles Butler, son of Rhett of Georgia, Dit and Debbie
and Brittnie Butler, of Port Butler of Port St. Joe.
St. Joe celebrated his third His party was held at
birthday. Frank Pate Park on Saturday,
Miles is the grandchild Sept. 10 with friends and
of Sandy Watson of Port St. family. His party theme was
Joe, Allen and Brenda Parker trucks and hot wheels.

Josh and Casey Ludlam
are proud to announce the
birth of their son, Caleb
Matthem Ludlam. He was
born June 13 in Marietta, Ga.
at 9:50 p.m. Caleb weighed
seven pounds, 15 ounces
and was 20 inches long.
His proud grandparents
include Perky and Johanna
White of Port St. Joe and Doug
and Marla Ludlam of Mebane,
NC. His great grandparents


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Joe, Herschel Harrison, Sr.
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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, September
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, September
If you have any ques-
tions, .please call FloyAnne
McKenzie at 747-1239 or
June Ball at 722-9054. See
you there

Michael Davis and Jennifer Whaley

Soon To Wed

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce and
Wanda Nixon of White City,
FL, would like to announce
.the forthcoming marriage
of their daughter, 'Heather
Nixon to Michael Lee Harris,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Vicky
and Darrell Segree of East-

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The bride-elect is a 1996
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School, and currently attends
GCCC. She is employed at
Wood's Fisheries, Inc. as the
Financial Manager.
Her fiance is a 1993
graduate of Apalachicola
High School, a 2004 gradu-
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is employed at GT Corn as a
Service Specialist.
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The Driftwood Inn will
host the Seventh Annual
Mexico Beach Art & Wine
Festival on Saturday,
October 15th, beachside
on the veranda behind the
Driftwood Inn. The Event
begins at 3 p.m. CT and
will feature fine artists from
all over the southeast. Last
year's event boasted over 30
artists displaying their work
and vying for over $2,000
in prize money: As was the
case last year, artists pay no
entry fee this year, but are
encouraged to donate one of
their pieces for the live auc-
tion, which will ensue later
in the evening.. Tickets for
the event will be on sale in
September for a donation of
$10 per person. Attending

annual Mexico Beach

line Festival Date Set

guests will enjoy a superb
art show, live entertain-
ment, great food from local
restaurants and an excit-
ing live auction, which will
feature beautiful fine art as
well as a number of spe-
cial items donated by local
merchants. Fine Wines will
be on sale by the glass and
bottle. Beer, seafood, Soft
Drinks and Water will also
be available for sale. While
at the 7th Annual Mexico
Beach Art & Wine Festival,
don't miss the opportunity
to purchase your collector's
wine glass, T-shirt and post-
er, designed by noted artist
Chuck Creasy. All net pro-
ceeds will go to the Special
Events of Mexico Beach, Inc.
to help fund other events in

Love V. From Page 1B

grade of the oysters. bottoming out at 1.4 million
In 1997, over $2 million pounds in 1996 and then
worth of oysters (1.4 million increasing to about 2.6 mil-
pounds of oyster meat) was lion pounds in 2001 before
shucked in Franklin County dropping back to 1.8 million
seafood houses, according pounds in 2003. The sharp
to State Marine Fisheries decline in landings after
Statistics. Historically, 1985 can be attributed to
Franklin County harvests hurricane Elena's destruc-
more than 90 percent of tion of productive beds and
Florida's oysters and 10 per- the prolonged drought dur-
cent of the nationwide sup- ing 1987-1989 Florida Fish
ply and Wildlife Conservation.
Most of Florida's pro- Due to the recent hurri-
duction of eastern oysters cane damage, and the recent
occurs on the gulf coast 98% boom in land development
of the landings by weight, oyster shuckers and others
primarily in the Panhandle in the seafood industry have
and Big Bend regions. In been concerned about their
2003, the total statewide livelihoods. If there will be
landings of eastern oysters work for them, and even if
were 1,791,283 pounds. The there is for how long. No
2003 total landings were 20 less the professional than
percent lower than the aver- anyone else who works for a
age landings in the previous living, they are profession-
five years 1998-2002 and als at what they do, seafood
were 35 percent lower than workers feels no less pas-
the historical average land- sion or self satisfaction than
ings 1982-2003, Gulf land- anyone in any other chosen
ings averaged about 5.0 mil- profession who has made a
lion pounds during 1982- career doing something they
1985. Since then, landings love. To them it is a labor
have dropped by over 60%, of love.

the area.
Guests can expect a
fabulous October afternoon
and evening overlooking the
fabulous Gulf of Mexico,
while meeting with friends
and making new acquain-
tances, Come enjoy great
food and fine wine, beer or
beverage of your choice as
you take in the fine art (also
for sale) beginning at 3:00
All are invited to attend
this fun filled afternoon
and evening. Tickets can
be obtained at the Mexico
Beach CDC Office and the
Driftwood Inn. The 7th
Annual Mexico Beach Art &
Wine Festival promises to be
Mexico Beach's must excit-
ing event of the year. Don't
miss it!

Art & Wine Festival

Calling All Artists

The 7th Annual Mexico
Beach Art and Wine Festival
will be held on Oct. 15. Now
is the time to register to
enter your artwork and set
up a booth in the festival.
Show time will begin at
3 p.m. CT. Artist setup will
begin at 8 a.m. and continue
until 2:30 p.m. CT.
The participation fee is
free of charge. Organizers
request a donation of one
piece of art for the live auc-
There will be $2,000 in
cash prizes awarded.
There will be seven cate-
gories for entry: 1) Oils &
Acrylics; 2) Watercolors ;
3) Sculpture/3
Dimensional; 5) Pottery/
6) Photography/Digital;
7) Pastels
The panel of judges will
all be from out of town.
The application deadline
is Oct. 1.
For applications or
more information, please
call 1-888-723-2546 or
850-648-8196 or email

Kiwanis Club

Saysi Thanks

The Port St. Joe Kiwanis
Club wishes to thank the
management and staff of
Pepper's Restaurant for the
use of their fine facility. Our
Annual Pancake Breakfast
Fundraiser, held at Pepper's,
was a huge success. We
appreciate your help, and
wish you continued suc-
cess at Pepper's. Thank you
El Puerto San EFlClub
de Joe Kiwanis, desea agra-
decer a la direction y el
personal de Restaurante De
La Pimienta para el uso de
su instalacion fina. Nuestro
Recaudador de fondos de
Desayuno de Tortita Annual,
sostenido en la Pimienta, era
un exito enorme. Apreciamos
su ayuda, y lamentamos que
usted no siguiera el exito en
la Pimienta. Le agradezca
Otra vezll

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Established 7 93 7 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 6 7 years

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

During the month
of September, the PTO at
Wewahitchka Elementary
is sponsoring a fund-raiser
for the victims of Hurricane
Katrina. Each class will be
collecting spare change to
be donated to the American
Red Cross. The PTO will
provide a special party to the
class contributing the most
money. If anyone would
like to make a contribution
to this cause, you can write
your check to Wewahitchka
Elementary PTO.
What is it like in a tomb
of an .ancient Pharaoh?
And how did young King
Tutankhamen die? These
and many more questions
were answered for the

Elementary School
Challenge class when they
visited The Mary Brogan
Museum in Tallahassee on
August 25. The museum is
exhibiting "TUTANKHAMEN:
Wonderful Things from
Pharaoh's Tomb." The
students were introduced
to reproductions of artifacts
from the period surrounding
Tutankhamen's reign and
learned about the historic
discovery of the tomb by
Howard Carter in the early
20th century. The students
also were able to enjoy the
Eco-Lab where they got
to hold a horseshoe crab
and learn about other sea
animals, have hands-on fun

News Column
Faith Christian School

With money still
coming in, the Chamber of
Commerce, along with the
efforts of Faith Christian
School, raised about
$1800.00 for victims of
hurricane Katrina. It was a
matter of simply'being there"
during the Scallop Festival.
Our volunteers, especially
Regina Washabaugh, with
announcements from Jerry
Tabbitt from the stage, and
a nice banner from Rob
and Jodi Sarno (Forgotten
Coast), helped us fill the
now infamous "pink tub."
The gifts did not
stop there. The students
and families of FCS are
collecting donations to
give to Samaritan's Purse,
the Christian relief agency
operated by Franklin

Graham. One hundred
percent of the monies
collected go directly
to the hurricane relief
effort. Thanks for your
Many have asked what
we are doing in the front of
the FCS campus. We are
in the process of building
phase one of a multi-
purpose center. This is a
long-awaited, yet necessary
element for Faith Christian
School activities. School
events include recreat
ion activities, field day,
concerts, class and seasonal
programs, and graduations.
In the past, many of the
school's programs (and even
some classes) were held at
local churches.
We are grateful for the

in the "Synergy of Energy"
exhibit, and find their way
through an interactive maze
called "Tut's Temple of
The Students of the
Week from Wewahitchka
Elementary School for the
week of September 2 are:
1st grade Jasmine
3rd grade Colby Gay
4th grade Jenny Quick
5th grade Micah Lister
6th grade Reese
Forehand and J.D.
Congratulations to all of
the Students of the Week.
Keep up the good work!

FCS parent who gave the
initial gift of $5,000 and
those who have given since.
Over time, more money has
come in from community
leaders and school families,
but most of the gifts came
(and still come) from those
who attend Faith Bible
As a matter of fact, the
primary function of the new
building will be a worship
center for Faith Bible
Church. Watson Brothers
Construction will lead in the
building process, using the
skills of our on-site manager
Bob Rinehart.
Our church motto is
"Serving the Changeless
Christ...to Change Hearts
in a Changing Community."
This community is changing
before our very eyes. With
those changes, Faith Bible
Church and Faith Christian
School is preparing to cope
and adjust. Even though
changes are coming to our
area, Jesus Christ and the
message of the Gospel do
not change

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The City of Port St. Joe has tentatively adopted a

measure to increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:

A. Initially proposed tax levy..................... $1,294,448
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board

And other assessment changes..............$


C. Actual property tax levy......................$1,300,536

This year's proposed tax levy............ $1,575,185

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public

hearing on the tax increase to be held on

September 19, 2005

5:15 p.m.


305 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Commission Chambers,

Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase

and the budget will be made at this hearing.

Publish September 15, 2005





General Fund 5.17

CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD $1,807,395 $35,918 $412,880 $95,000.0 $2,351,193
TAXES: Mllage Per $1000
Ad Valorum Taxes 5.17 $1,575,185 $1,575,185
Franchise Taxes $110,000 $110,000
Utility Taxes $185,750 $185,750
Telecommunications Tax $173,902 $173,902
Occupational Taxes $16,000 $16,000
State Revenue Sharing $95,058 $95,058
Half-cent Sales Tax $142,736 $142,736
Sales Tax Proceeds $226,846 $226.846
Intragovemmental Revenue $93,251 $360,102 $453,353
Grants $1,460,457 $75,000 $300,000 $1,835,457
Copy Fees $500 $500
Garbage Fees $597,079 $597,079
Trash/Hauling Revenues $78,020 $78,020
Cemetery Revenue $12,500 $12,500
Fines/Forfeitures $28,000 $28,000
Misellaneous Revenues $55,485 $8,500 1500 $65,485
Earned Interest $85,000 $120 $27,500 $5,443 $81,500 $25,865 $225,428
Rents and Royalties $18,000 $12,000 $143,290 $173,290
Lease/Admin Fees $50,400 $18,000 $68,400
Water Departimrent $9,200,735 $9,200,735
Wastewater Revenues $9,028,008 $9,028,008
TOTALSOURCES $4,278,670 $435,222 $9,228,235 $751,442 $9,411,008 .$187,155 $24,291,732
Transfers In
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES $6,086,065 $471,140 $9,641,115 $751,442 $9,506,008 $187,155 $26,642,925

City Commission $118,870 $118,870
Administration $379,171 $379,171
City Attorney $5,500 $5,500
Municipal Building $108,216 $108,216
Police Department $1,139,229 $1,139,229
Fire Department $1,133,113 $1,133,113
Operations $1,040,809 $1,040,809
Parks and Cemeteries $1,138,469 $1,138,469
Recreation $437,924 $437,924
Interfund Transfers $178,681 $178,681
Maintenance Shop $237,164 $237,164
Non-Departmental $168,919 $168,919
Downtown Redevelopment $471,140 $471,140
Water Distribution $493,829 $493,829
Water Plant $8,821,095 $8,821,095
Water/Sewer Administration $182,836 $182,836
County Water System Administration $36,605 $36,605
Trash Collection/Disposal $175,942 $175,942
Garbage Collection/Disposal $575,500 $575,500
Wastewater Treatment $5,105,047 $5,105,047
Sewer Collection $4,400,961 $4,400,961
Marina & Waterfront Park $25,865 $25,865
Debt Service $106,750 $161,290 $268,040
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $6,086,065 $471,140 $9,641,115 $751,442 $9.506,008 $187,155 $26,642,925
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES. TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES $6,086,065 $471,140 $9,641,115 $751,442 $9,506,008 $187,155 $26,642,925


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F-olihd1937 *- .=ninn (Gulf (Crunhrand seirrondrin, areas for o67 Years

Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs

W. P. "Rocky Comforter Chares A. Costin (850) 648-8811
507 10th Street Port St. Joe L.F.D. ers Injury Real Estat 1000 Highway 98
(850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159 Groo*IingPetSuSppliW

William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street *Post Office Box 631* Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

Constitution anduMonument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 a,m.
Sunday School10:00a.m.
Moving Worship: 11:00 a.m
Methodist Youth Felloship: 6:00p.m.
Ewning Worship: 7-00p. m
All Times are EST

Dan Rhodes
M inisr ofMuicdYouth
Deborah Loyleo
Director of Child l Ministrie

Jesus is Lord an He is waiting

Sig and iew apti t C t
.L& 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Mike Westbrook,

Sunday School
Morning Worship'
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

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

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RcA Thnnias I Guido. P3itnr

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. SixteenthStreet
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. ( 1
Adult School 1
11:00 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children

Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv4.

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

eCsci" 4 AMriex Sead
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sulil Wrship Seres: 9:00 a.m. CST
SdiqShool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Melhodist (harch
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .. Ap.lachicolrt a City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew
& -
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates fity fe churh
Visit our website at:
familyllfechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

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

you're imbng ofiends at
Oak Grave semblv of GCod
David .. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street .Port St. Joe. fC
C-4.4-1. -e< ,I-_

Sunday yS
Xds on,

3cneaule Of Services
gday 'Wednesday
School 9:45am MOd'Week Meal 5:00pm
S'Worship 10.45am 7d 'Week Bible Study 6:15pm
the Move 10.45am Minlstry In Action 6:1Spm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry M(onday 6:30pm
Ladies Ministr Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic 'Praise -}Worship Preaching the TPure 'Word

Church of Christ

at the Beaches
S314 Firehouse Road *
1\ OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
H Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm

Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310.
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
KCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue)

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDA GeneralAssembly 9:45 a.m. *Bibk Study all ages 10a.m.
Morning Woship 11a.m. *Evening Worship 6p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6p.m
Prayr Meeting & Youth Group 7p.m.
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.'
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church-647-3950 Home 769-8725

._ .. first 'Baptist Church
v"ff. Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .. 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ........ ............. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ....................... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............ 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM.. 7:49 am ET

The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
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

20 "A Reformed Voice
,RU W in the Community"

Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ..................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

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
wrwo.stiamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God

New Jiarvest Fellowship
Assembly of God announces
its monthly gospel singing to
be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at

6 p.m. CT. The event will fea-
ture the Gateway Messengers
from Blountstown as well as
other local singers.

For more information,
please contact Brother Bob
Davis at 674-8647 or Brother
Eddie Causey at 639-6191.

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

by Billy Johnson
Did you ever see a lost
person, with everything going
their way?
Remember, things are
not always as they seem,
there will be a judgment
They might even look
happy, but things are not
always what they seem.
If they don't belong to

Gospel Sing Featuring
the Cobb Family at Abe
Springs Baptist Church
Abe Springs Baptist
Church will feature The Cobb
Family from Cottondale on
Saturday, Sept. 17 beginning
at 6 p.m. CT. The church is
located at 13913 SW CR 275
in Blountstown. Everyone
is cordially invited to this
Gospel Sing.
For more information call

Give Blood...Save Lives
First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe in con-
cert with northwest Florida
Blood Center will conduct a
blood drive. The bloodmo-
bile will be in Port St. Joe
Wednesday, September 21,
2005, from 9:00 am et to
4:00 pm et in the church
parking lot on Constitution
drive. .

Women's Day
Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church will celebrate
theii Annual Women's Day
on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. The
speaker will be S.J. Fannie
Bellamy of Tallahassee.
Everyone is invited to come
worship with us.

Jesus, they're just living a
Many times we think,
like those in Malachi's day.
These lost people are liv-
ing real good, when do we get
our pay.
Remember, things are
not always as they seem.
We're told to pray and
witness, for those living in
that dream.

If they don't accept
Jesus, this is all they will
ever get.
So pray and witness for
those who are lost, so you
won't have regret.
Be sure your spiritual
life is right, really get on the
Because if you're not,
people will know, things are
not always as they seem.



Peppy Needs Some Special Care

Currently for adoption at
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society are: Peppy, a very
small, very special small
blonde male mix (pictured);
Droopy, a nice Bassett;
Donnie and Marie, two extra
nice Lab mixes; Mindy, a red
mixed-breed pup; Baby, a
nice dachshund female mix;
Wendy, a three-and-a-half-
month old Lab/Chow mix
pup and Margo, a young
female Black Lab.

Also available for adop-
tions are: Kujoe, a male
Golden Retriever/Chow, neu-
tered, shots, heartworm free
and housetrained; Amos and
Andy, four-month old kittens
and many kittens that have
just been weaned.
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjbhumane-


Elsie Blount
Mrs. Elsie Blount of
Sharpsburg passed away
September 6,.
She was preceded in
death by. her husband, Paul
J. Blount and is survived
by her son and daugh-
ter-in-law, John and Pat
Blount, Sharpsburg, Ga.;
grandchildren, Jeremy and
Amy Blount, Sharpsburg,
Ga.; sister, Hazel Palmer,
Montgomery, Ala.; Funeral
services were held Saturday,
Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church
of Port Saint Joe, with Rev.
Jesse Evans officiating.
Interment will be at Holly
Hill Cemetery, Port Saint Joe.
Those desiring may send an
on-line condolence at www.
parrottfuneralhome. com.
The family received friends
Friday evening from 7:00
until 9:00 p.m. at Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home,
507 10th Street, Port Saint

Joe, Florida, 32456.
Parrott Funeral Home
was in charge of arrange-



Mrs. Veltry Walden
Jordan passed away in
Port St. Joe, Aug. 25.
Veltry was born in
Grady County Ga.,
Feb. 1, 1915, to the late
Newton Jones Walden and
Laura Bell Key. She was
married to Lamar Jordan in
1935. They moved to Port
St. Joe in 1942. She lived her
lifetime in this area. She was
dedicated homemaker and a
member of the First United
Methodist Church in Port St.
Services were held
Saturday, Aug. 27 at the
Clark Funeral Chapel

in Cairo, Ga. Several nieces
and nephews and grandchil-
dren related their fond mem-
ories of her life during the
service. Internment followed
at the Tired Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include son
and daughter-in-law, Billy
and Juanita Jordan, Cairo,
Ga.; daughter, Ava J. Sowell,
Port St. Joe; daughter and
son-in-law, 'Belinda and
Homer (Ronnie) Atchison,
Pensacola; and sister, Alma
Sasser, Cairo, Ga. Her grand-
children include Angela
Jordan and Eric Jordan,
Cairo, Ga.; Douglas Sowell,
George Sowell, Port St. Joe
and Christopher Michael
Licther; Ann Marie A.
Burton, Brent Atchison
and Hailey Grace Atchison,
She was preced-
ed in death by her hus-
band, Lamar Jordan and
granddaughter, Trina
Atchison; brothers, Marvin
Walden and Jeff Walden.

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Band Boosters Sponsorships

by Andrew J. Rutherford
10, 20, even 50 years
after an individual graduates
from High school what skills
will he or she still be carrying
with them that is relevant to
their lives?

Music is an interesting
thing. The music that you
listened to and interacted
with during your school age
years still resonates in your
mind to this day. You and

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Port St. Joe Elementary Peacebuilders

Front to back: Trey King Pre-K, Cheyenne Crum Kindergarten,
Giana Koce 1st Grade, Kristianna Arnold 2nd Grade, Dave
Warriner 3rd Grade, Annalisa Childress 4th Grade and Monica
Sherwood 5th Grade.

I can still quote those lyrics
and recognize the rhythms
that we haven't heard in a
long time. The mound of
documentation as testimony
of music's benefits in the
mental development of an
individual is amazing. But
what is even more amazing
is seeing that individual
develop so many other skills
that are directly related to
their musical experience.
Social skills, confidence,
poise and diligence are just
some of the virtues that one
carries with them their whole
lives after learning to play an
instrument and participating
in an organized band.
And there is another
undeniable aspect that High
school band plays in our
lives as a community. That
is the pride that rises in our
hearts when the band, no,
OUR Band of Gold comes
marching down Reid Avenue.
Special, events and
celebrations like honoring
veterans, the national anthem
played at various events, the
Christmas Parade,. Home
Coming, and the like. What
an asset the Band of Gold
has .been to Port St. Joe over
the years.
Sad to say, the future
of our band isn't real clear.
.-All over the country and
in our region, because of
budgetary pressures, schools

are actually closing down
or greatly reducing their
musical programs. Schools
that have had award winning
marching bands in years
gone by are now without
any representation during
half-time at their own home
games, and worse than that,
they have no representation
in their communities. The
excitement and pride one
feels when they see their own
band performing is being lost
on graduating classes and
generations as they pass
without this tremendous
experience that we have
taken for granted.
It costs approximately
$15,000 extra a year to
keep our band just barely
afloat. This amount does
NOT include what the school
board already pays in the
budget designated for our
band program!
Why is it so
Band uniforms cost on
an average around $500
Instruments cost
hundreds to thousands of
dollars each
Repairs and maintenance
costs a lot!
Travel to and from
competitions and events are
in the thousands of dollars!
This is money that keeps
the Band of Gold barely
Where has this money

come from?
From the student's
parents that volunteer in the
concession stand, that work
at the Band Booster events
and fund raisers. But in
order to take the band to
the next level more has to
be done.
As it is now, every officer
and participant in the Band
Booster's has all of their
volunteer time consumed
by working and making
this money, mostly through
the concession stand. This
means ever more important
responsibilities are being
neglected that need so much
attention. Responsibilities
like supporting the
band's excitement among
themselves (their moral),
raising awareness and pride
in the community, helping
recruit new musicians and
encouraging others to stay
the course. If these tasks
could be accomplished,

the whole band experience
would be greatly enhanced
for our kids as well as our
What can you do? One
of two things, or both, if you
Become a financial
To volunteer, please
contact us and we will plug
you in and we'll have a great
time together
To become a financial
sponsor please consider and
then commit to one of the
following positions:
Platinum: $1,000
Gold: $500
Silver: $250
Bronze: $100
Please submit your
pledge of support to a band
booster officer or mail to:
Band Boosters
P.O. Box 1047
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

Experience Real Spirit Led Worship!

Mexico Beach Christian

Worship Center

703 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach

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

2720 CR-30

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Office: 850-227-1501

Toll Free: 800-876-2611

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

Tom Todd, Broker/Owner

3/2.5 townhouse, next to the Country Club. Great
view of the golf course. In good condition. Hom-
eowners Association. MLS#106604. $247,500.
Eve. Alberta Bulkley, Realtor Associate, 850-

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

Prestigious development. Beartiful lot with
boardwalk access to the beach. Also has
community pool. Assoc. dues $800 yr. MLS#
103724. $575,000.

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Beautiful triple wide, 3/2 MH with deck on front.
Only 4 miles from beach. Land area is 2.61ac.
w/50'x75' fish pond. Has two storage sheds, one
with garage. Fenced back yard. MLS#104116.
$350,000. Eve. Alberta Bulkley, Realtor
Associate, 850-647-3895.

4br/4.5ba townhome overlooking the pool and Lovely building lots (3) available first block off Hwy
a great gulf view. All furnishings included in sale. 98 in St. Joe Beach. Short walk to the. Lots are
Great Buy at $575,000. MLS# 107144. 50'x125' ea. and priced at $368,000 ea. MLS#
107228. Perry McFarland, Realtor Assco. eve.

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

Beautiful waterfront lot with (as per owner) "deep"
water access. High and' dry w/154' frontage.

4 BR/2 BA home. 2000 sq. ft. Spacious family room
with cedar walls. Beautiful fireplace. Large trees in
quiet neighborhood. MLS#104751 $189,900.
Eve. Perry McFarland, Realtor Associate, 850-
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Beautiful riverfront lot (.83 acres) on Corn Griffin
Rd. Has numerous huge trees. Excellent view of
river. MLS#101613. $250,000. Owner financ-
ing possible.

Almost 3/4 ac. MLS#1 05201. $425,000.


S9141 Cockles Dr. (2 avl.)
129 Cortez (3 avl.)
222 Whiting St.
4023 Cape San Bias Rd. (2avl.)

St. Joe Beach
St. Joe Beach
Highland View

$225,000 ea.
$368,000 ea.
$1,150,000 ea.

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CHIPOLA RIVER- You will be in Paradise on the Chipola River with this beautiful
3 bedroom, 2 V2 bath home and 388' waterfront with 1.5 acres. Home has floor to ceil-
ing windows in the living room providing excellent views of the river and woods. All
bedrooms have views of the river and doors opening to the deck. There is a big porch
on the front of the home and a covered porch facing the river and a big deck extending
to the river's edge. Under the home is a screened porch with bath and parking, the de-
tached 2 car garage has a big 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment and storage overhead. Enjoy
lots of peace and quit and privacy in the unique setting. $425,000

Located on one of the prettiest areas of the Chipola River. This beautiful 3br/2ba home
has 100' waterfront, decks, dock, detached carport/RV port and more. Home is located
on a dead end road and has a boat ramp close to home. $425,000

CLARKSVILLE- Unlimited possibilities
with this 6.43 acre property located just
off a paved road in Clarksville. Very nice
3B/2B brick home with metal roof, wood
floors, fireplace, and screened porch. Lo-
cated on the.property is a 24x36 pole barn,
large shop, and a 30x40 fully enclosed
metal building with 600 sq. ft. of heated
and cooled area. The property has lots of
shade trees, grape vines, and a fenced-in
area perfect for horses. (Home and 3 acres
are available for purchase separately).

SNEADS- Great commercial opportunity
for grocery store, retail outlet, antique mall
or other business. Building was built in
1970 and operated as a grocery store. The
present use is a bingo hall. The property
has 415' frontage on Highway 90 and is at
the intersection of Gloster and Highway 90
and is 5 miles from the Sneads exit on 1-10.
The metal building is clear span construc-
tion and has over 15,000 sq ft under roof
and over 11,000 sq ft heated and cooled.
Parking lot is paved on each side of build-
ing and there is an adjoining 0.6 acre lot
which could be used for additional park-
ing. Total acreage is 1.65 acres. $695,000

Front row Left to Right: Mai
tlemire, Brittney Jackson, Lyn
Dedra Daniels; Back row Left
Rhonda Blair, Danny Ryals

BLOUNTSTOWN- Beautifully land-
scaped 10 acres with immaculate 3B/2B
Brick home, pool, and large cypress barn.
This home offers complete privacy on a
paved road only five minutes from town.
The perimeter is completely wooded. The
home has oak cabinets and ceramic tile
countertops, a very large master suite,
large storage space in the attic, under-
ground utilities, and much more. There
is room for horses and woods for deer and
wildlife. This special property is a real
must see and won't last long in today's
market. $349,000

BLOUNTSTOWN- If you need plenty of
room for your family and animals look at
what this I owner home on 12 acres has to
offer. Inside and upstairs is a large master
. suite with big bedroom and big bath, walk
in closet and big office with lots and lots of
storage. 2 additional bedrooms and a full
bath are upstairs. Downstairs is a formal
living room with fireplace, a formal dining
room, a big kitchen/dining area, a big den,
big utility room and storage, 1 bedroom
and 1/2 bath. Outside there is a pasture
for horses or cows in front of the home
and woods in the back. There is an above
ground pool and 3 storage buildings and
lots of room to run and play. $279,500


rtha Set- 674-5478
in Ryals,
to Right: 229-1110


BRISTOL- Remodeled 2br/lba frame
home on shady city lot. Home has new
CHA and has been updated, new floor cov-
erings and paint, big back porch and shade
trees. This would make a great home for a
couple or small family. $69,500

BLOUNTSTOWN- Brick 2100sf 3/2
home north of town on Hwy 69 on 0.7
acre. Home has big living room & fam-
ily room, 900sf 2 car garage/workshop,
fenced backyard, storage shed & 1 year
HMS Buyer's warranty. $149,900

APALACHICOLA- Great business op-
portunity on busy hwy 98 across from the
Rancho Inn. This high visibility location
has 12 pumps, double walled storage tanks
and room inside store for additional retail
merchandise or service bays.

CHIPOLA RIVER- Waterfront cottage
on a high bluff overlooking the beautiful
and pristine Chipola River. This would
make a perfect get-a-way or retirement
home. Bring your kayak and fishing pole!
Screened porch, new metal roof, carport,
boat shed, wood stove, and fenced back
yard. Outside of home is cedar and most
inside walls are juniper. Home is not lo-
cated in a flood zone. $189,000

BLOUNTSTOWN- Prnme commercial
property with unlimited possibilities locat-
ed on busy SR 20: This 19,500 SF building
and 5 acres with paved and well lighted
parking lot was formerly used as fitness
center, sports bar, and restaurant. There is
no limit to the opportunities this building
offers. $649,000

Perfect get away close to the Chipola
River, but out of the flood zone, located
on 10 beautiful acres with lots of big oaks.
Home has wrap around porches with a
large combined living, kitchen, and dining
area. With two bedrooms and one bath-
room this home is only a few 100 feet from
the Chipola River. $259,900

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Snow Crab All You Can Eat
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Chef Eddie to Jazz It

Up for Hurricane Relief

Chef Eddie's Magnolia
Grille will be the site Sunday
night of a fundraiser for vic-
tims of Hurricane Katrina,
featuring a trio of jazz musi-
cians who have played with
some of the finest.
The Jazz Revue will be
held from 5 to 7 p.m. on
Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets
are $20 per person and fea-
ture a pecan wood grilled
Black Angus sirloin steak
dinner, complete with salad
and all the fixings as only
Chef Eddie Cass can do.
I The jazz revue will fea-
ture Jim Ward, a vocalist
and jazz guitarist who was
formerly with Blood, Sweat
and Tears, David Goldflies,
a former bass player for
the Allman Brothers Band,
and Luke Pinegar on horns,
a noted jazz musician
who also serves as execu-
tive director of Noah's Ark
Methodist Outreach Ministry
in Panama City.
"These guys are going
to jam and you're going to
hear some sweet sounds,"
said Cass. "And there will
be a surprise guest. They're
all professionals and they're

donating their time."
The chef said a major-
ity of the proceeds will go to
relief for victims of Hurricane
Tickets will be sold prior
to the event, and are avail-
able at Billy Rob's Putt-n-.
Fuss in Eastpoint and at
the Magnolia Grille, 99 11th
Street, Apalachicola. Call
653-8000 for more informa-
tion and to make reserva-


Breakfast served
8:00 am to 10:30


Restaurant and Ice Cream

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

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
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8020 Cape San Bias Road

Fish House Restaurant
3006 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950

Daily Lunch



Weekday Hoers
Monday -Thursday
11:00 am 9:00 pm CST

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Friday Sunday
7:00 am 10:00 pm CST



Located at the Port St. Joe Marina 304 West First Street 229-5200
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Cameron Skinner, one
of two candidates currently
vying for Bense's District-
6 Florida House seat, will
speak at the Gulf County
Republican Party's Sept. 19
meeting, held at 7 p.m. at the
Sunset Coastal Grill in Port
St. Joe.
Skinner is a Bay High
School graduate, holds a BS in
Accounting from Florida State
University and a Master's in
Business from Troy State
Skinner is a distinguished
combat veteran, serving in
Operation Iraqi Freedom
as a Platoon Leader. He
commanded one of the first
units selected for rapid

response in the event of a'
domestic WMD, and was
awarded the Bronze Star for
Meritorious Service during
Ground Combat in Iraq.
Skinner is actively
involved in community
service. He was the former
chairman of the Salvation
Army advisory board, is the
vice president of the Gulf
Coast Community College
Foundation, treasurer for
the. St. Andrew Community
Medical Clinic and business
partner with Surfside Middle
All Gulf County
Republicans are encouraged
to attend Monday's meeting
and welcome Mr. Skinner.



Lot 19, Marina Cove Subdivision
$299,900 NILS#104473
Motivated Seller! Commercial property in
Port St Joe's newest and finest retail subdivi-
sion. Extensive landscaping with water foun-
tain. Ideal location with water views just off
the traffic of Hwy 98. Excellent opportunity

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

FSU Summit to Showcase Best Practices in Writing Education

The ability to write
effectively is an essential,
if underemphasized, part
of any student's education.
For this reason, Florida
State University will host a
workshop to provide area
educators with the tools they
need to teach writing more
The FSU Writing
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showcase the teaching of
writing at its first annual
Writing Summit. The summit
is scheduled for Saturday,
Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to
3 p.m., at Tallahassee
Community College.
Teachers, administrators and
supervisors from Tallahassee
and surrounding school
districts are invited to attend
this one-day summit.


College Day At Gulf

Franklin Center

Gulf Coast Community
College's Gulf Franklin Center
will hold its annual College
Day on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Following is a schedule of
the day's events:
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Arrival of student
s from Gulf and
Franklin counties
10 a.m. to 10:30
a.m. Welcome/
introduction and
general information
10:30 a.m. to 11
a.m. Lunch for two
presentations for two
schools (Technology/
Health Sciences/
11:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Outdoor
interactive games
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Prizes/slide show
Students currently
attending the Gulf Franklin
Center may use the outdoor,
interactive equipmentbetween
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
For further information,
call Laura Ropelis, coordinator
of the Gulf Franklin Center
at (850) 227-9670, ext. 5503

"...history Of America"

Theatre Production
The Gulf Coast
Community College's Visual
and Performing Arts Division
will present the GCCC
Theatre's production of "The
Complete History of America,
Abridged" .on Sept. 23, 24, 25,
30 and Oct. 1 and 2 in the
Amelia Center Theatre. Friday
and Saturday performances
will take place at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The play, written by Adam
Long, Reed Martin and Austin
Tichenor, is an intellectual,

irreverent vaudeville of the
last five hundred years of
history of America.
For example, the actors
portray soldiers in World
War I, who escape from their
foxhole by impersonating the
Andrews Sisters, who did not
become popular until World
War II, and the assassination
of Abraham Lincoln is
confused with that of John
F. Kennedy.' The impudent,
wry humor continues until
the very end of the play, when
the audience is treated to a
backward timeline of events
in U.S. history.
The theatre student
actors featured are Tristan
McGee, Geoffrey Brown
and Ryan Didato. The play
is directed by Rosemarie 0'
Bourke, chair of the Visual
and Performing Arts Division.
The production is
recommended for mature
audiences. Admission is
$10 at the door and seating
is limited. Gulf Coast
Community College sttidents,
faculty, staff and GCCC
retirees are admitted free. The
audience is invited to a "talk-
back" with the cast, designers
and director after the show.
For additional information,
call 872-3886.

Four local master
teachers, who represent all
levels of schooling K-14,
will kick off the summit to
discuss new directions in
teaching writing. FSU Writing
Project teacher consultants
will present useful theory-to-
practice ideas in morning and
afternoon breakout sessions.
North Florida novelist Janis
Owens will speak to attendees
at the luncheon. Owens, who
now lives in Newberry, Fla.,
is author of "The Schooling of
Claybird Catts," "Myra Sims"
and "My Brother Michael."
The cost of the Writing
Summit is $25 and includes
lunch. For more information,
call Susan Wood, director
of the FSU Writing Project

in the university's College
of Education, at (850)
644-1909 or e-mail her
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Writing improves
students' ability to learn
and read, and should not be
ignored in the push by state
and federal leaders to improve
reading skills, Wood said.
"The power of literacy
is directly linked to public
power and social success,
and the ability to write well is
a skill increasingly valued in
our society. Yet the National
Commission on' Writing
and other business and
government agencies consider
writing to be an essential skill
sorely neglected in our K-12
school reform efforts.
"More than ever, teachers

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by Jordan Todd
Waking up from the
somber, peaceful dreamland
of sleep every morning about
7:00 a.m. for the next hundred
and some odd days isn't what
I would call exciting. I've been
doing it for the past 11 years
of my life, but this year is
different. I'm now a senior
and it gets a little easier every
morning, knowing I'm just
that much closer to getting
out of here.
Speaking of here, here is
at Port St. Joe High. Being
a senior means that a lot of
money has to be paid. An
$80 deposit will be due. for
senior announcements and
invitations for graduation by
the end of the month. There
are also some club dues for
students to pay. Members of
the Key Club and National
Honor Society need to pay

Bus Driver Training

Bus drivers have a very
important role as part of the
Gulf County School System.
Bus drivers are the first
representative of the school
system that the students
come in contact with in the
mornings and the last they
see in the afternoon.
Bus drivers provide
transportation for students in
areas that are too inaccessible
for students to walk to
The safety and well being
of every student that rides a
bus to school is in the hands
of the bus driver.
Bus drivers often serve

as unofficial counselors,
advisors and friends for many
It takes a very special
person to be a bus driver.
It demands someone who
deeply cares for the people
they come in contact with,
especially children. t requires
someone who is extremely
safety conscious, someone
who makes good decisions
and someone who desires to
help others.
If you think that you
have these qualifications, the
Gulf County School Board
has immediate openings for
substitute bus drivers.
A bus driver training
class will be offered beginning
Monday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. ET
at the Adult School in Port
St. Joe. Training will consist
of 40 total hours including 20
hours in the classroom and

20 hours on the bus. Training
is free if an applicant drives a
bus for the Gulf County School
Board. All other applicants
for bus driver training must
pay a $52. fee. All applicants
must be fingerprinted, take
a bus driver physical and
be drug tested before being
approved by the School Board
as a driver.
Once certified to be bus
driver for the Gulf County
School Board, a licensed
driver will be eligible for any
full time bus driver positions
that come open.
If you are interested
or want more information,
please call Carolyn at the
Gulf County Adult School at


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Block C, Lot 8, Park Point Subdivision
$390,000 MLS#104964
Excellent opportunity! Premium located
lot in premium located subdivision. master
planned community, deeded gulf access, pool
and pool house. Motivated seller!

for investment or business location. Submit
offers today!

PATRICK JONES AT 850-814-5878

Port St. Joe Office
O n ^t252 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Office (850) 227-9600
Fax (850) 227-2115
Toll Free (800) 451-2349
Gulf COast Realty E-mail patrickjones@gtcom.net
Each Otice Is Independenriv Owned & Operated n mij. il0

$10 dues within the next
few weeks. ACT and SAT
registration is also due, SAT
by September 18, and ACT by
September 22. Students can
pick up registration forms in
the guidance office or register
Now for my favorite of all,
some sports news. The Tiger
Sharks defeated the Chipley
Tigers at last Friday's football
game 28-17. The Sharks are
now 2-1; they will host, if their
first home game and district
game, the Freeport Bulldogs
this Friday at 8 p.m. Also
the Lady Sharks Volleyball
team is struggling a little, but
they are coming along fast.
Their record is 1-4, and they
host Apalach on Monday at
5:00/6:00 and then travel to
West Gadsden on Thursday
also at 5:00/6:00. So, come
out and support your Sharks
some time this week.
Many seniors, along with
myself, are extremely glad
that this year has finally
arrived. School is school; too
much homework, not enough
sleep and school lunch is only
getting worse. The only things
that I look forward to everyday
are my friends and sports.
Playing football and baseball
is my escape from the harsh
reality of everyday school life.
However, High School life is'
only getting shorter, with a
few more months and the rest
of the seniors and I will be
gone from Port St. Joe High.

and students in Florida .
strategies for improving the
quality of writing and writirig
instruction," Wood said.
"The FSU Writing Project is
dedicated to tackling this
The FSUWritingProjectis a
chapter of the National Writing
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writingproject.org), which
encourages educators to
develop their expertise as
teachers of writing as well
as their talents as writers.
The National Writing
Project currently serves
approximately 100,000
teachers (of all grades and
subjects) throughout the
United States.
The organization receives
funding from the federal
government, then, supports
sites across the country,
including the FSU Writing
Project, through grants.
The motto of the National
Writing Project is "Teachers
Teaching Teachers," which
expresses the organization's
mission of having teachers



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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

Traditionally. real estate
agents have emphasized their
"selling" prowess as a reason
for listing homes with them.
Naturally, sellers want their
home sold, and an agent who,
is a successful "salesperson"
would appear to be the likely
listing candidate.

Today, agents can play a more
important role by organizing
and attracting the attention of
other agents. You don't nec-
essarily need an agent to "sell"
your property you need an
agent to "cause" it to sell, and
there's a big difference,

Consider the odds.'. Say there
are 200 active real estate
agents working in your mar-
ket. Would you rather have
just one or all of them work-:
ing to sell your home? When"

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rated. 55 feet of frontage. One of Very well decorated. $797,000
the most impressive homes on
the Cape. $2,375,000

MLS# 105923 105 St
Thomas Fantastic views from
this gulf front home. Open floor
plan,elevator,stainless steel and
many other extras.Located in
coveted X zone. $2,400,000

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MLS# 106317- 7959W HWY
98 -Gulf Front 3bedroom/3bath
home. Great location. Two liv-
ing areas,all bedrooms with gulf
view. $1,400,000


MLS# 106536 208 Ward
Street New construction on
St Joe Beach. Incredible views of
Gulf and vibrant sunsets. Large
decks,hardwood floors,stainless
steel appliances. $699,000


Seagrass Subdivision Homes and lots available
in this private community on the Cape.

MLS#104762 4747 Cape
San Bias Rd. Newly con-
structed home located in the
heart of the Cape. Great views.

Vacant Land:
Gulf Front 4 adjacent lots available. Package
deal possible for great investment opportunity.

Jubilation Subdivision Newly constructed
homes available in this premier subdivision.

Call today for information on these and our many

other real estate opportunities.

Cameron Skinner to Speak at Gulf

County Republican Party Meeting

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Together to explore the,
best practices associated
with writing instruction and
to learn about the theories
and research th' ., pport
those practices. e U.S.
Department of .ucation
deemed the Nati Writing
Project "the mo;--. effective
staff development activity ye'
The FSU Writing Project
reflects that mission. In the
summer of 2004, the FSU
Writing Project (formerly
known as the North Florida
Writing Project) marked the
reestablishment of a National
Writing Project chapter in
Tallahassee with the Summer
Invitational Institute, where
teachers across grade levels
and subject areas worked side
by side. Summer Invitational
Institute participants who
completed the requirements
became fellows of the National
Writing Project teacher
leaders who now present in-
service workshops in local
schools and represent the
FSU Writing Project at state
and national conferences.

Barefoot Properties
interviewing agents to list your
home. ask how they intend to
mobilize the entire realty com-
munity to show your home to
their ready-and-waiting pool
of buyers.

Choose the right agent, and
youwill enjoy the best pos-
sible marketing efforts avail-
able. focusing on exposing
your home to all buyers, not.
lust a few. The more buyers
who see your home, the soon-
er it will sell. The more buyers
are competing for your home,
the higher it will sell.

In today's fiercely competitive
market, it is imperative that
your agent "markets" your
home and not just "sells" it.
Once you understand the dif-
ference and find an agent whQ
follows that philosophy, you
can just about begin packing

Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Blas Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
1 227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
www. Captwayne.net

10B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 15, 2005

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9923 SR 30, C-30 Area- This property has many amenities
to include a chain link fencing around entire property. 1/2 acre
pond boat pond house, 2 outbuildings, 1 fish house, 3 wells,
sprinkler system and above ground pool with lots of decking.
This is a duplex home with 2 br/1 ba in each- unit. mls#107617
$739,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252

229 Pine Street 2BR/1BA home located in St. Joe Beach
with a very LARGE YARD that includes three lots and only steps
from the beach. $875,000 Call Carol for more info @850-

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

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

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

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

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

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


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This one of a kind, 1924 Tidewater style
home has been completely remodeled and
sits on almost an acre of land. It has
approx. 3400 sq. ft, 4 bd, 3.1/2 bath, hard-
wood floors, crown molding, 2 claw foot
tubs, 12 ft. ceilings, screed in porch with
wet bar, outdoor shower and fish cooker,
sprinkler system, FEMA flood ins. available.
Call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900

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

2454 Hayes Avenue-3br/2ba mobile home
close to public boat ramp and beach-
es. Situated on a nice lot with fenced in
yard. MLS#106179 $399,000 Call Sonjia
Raffield 340-0900


* St. Joe Beach, Highlands Subdivision-New subdivision, great
place to build your home. MIs#106743 $279,000 Call Brenda
Miller 227-5380
- Casuna Subdivision Lot 4, St. Charles Street, subdivision will
include a pool & pool house. $238,000. Call Richard Squires or
Sonjia Raffield at 227-9600.
- 134 Palm Breeze Way 1/2 acre wooded lot in growing subdivi-
sion. Great buy at $71,000. Call Richard Squires or Sonjia
Raffield at 227-9600
- CASUNA SUBDIVISION-New subdivision in Mexico Beach. Club
house, pool, underground utilities, paved streets, all in process of
being put in place. Developer is providing fill to bring property up
to grade. Street address not yet assigned or obtained. Block A, Lot 4.
Contact Patrick Jones for more information @ (850) 227-9600
or (850) 814-5878.'
- 117 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach, GULF VIEW LOT, 50x150.
$595,000. Call Brenda Miller @ 850-227-5380
- Mexico Beach- MLS# 106182. Nice corner lot on mexico beach
with beautiful unobstructed gulf view great for your beach home
Rare commercial/residential highway frontage opportunity in
Simmons Bayou area. Great. Great bay view home site or excellent com-
mercial business location along busy Hwy. C-30 with approximately
406 feet of highway frontage. $450,000. Call Sonjia Raffield 850-
- MLS#105141 126 Rosemary Court This Gulf View lot is in
a premier subdivision offering each lot owner a community board-
walk to the Gulf of Mexico. The entire subdivision is heavily land-
scaped with paved streets and a gated entrance. Community will
also have their own beachside pool. $525,000 $495,000 Contact
Carol Bell for more information @ 850-227-4252
- 109 N. 27th Street, Mexico Beach MLS#104393 Gulf view lot
75xl 00, surveyed, short walk to the beach. $299,900 Call Brenda

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

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

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


Miller 850-227-5380
Lot 15, Marina Cove, great commercial lot in Port St. Joe's newest
retail subdivision. Call Sonjia Raffield at 340-0900.
*Port St. Joe, 115 Cabell Drive-This lot is located just steps away
from the beautiful St. Joe Bay. Close to schools. $389,900
*Port St. Joe,115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable investment in
Port St. Job. mls#106528 $137,000 Call Candice Upchurch 850-
Plantation Drive Large half acre lot in peaceful subidvision adjoin-
ing golf course and St. Joseph Bay Country Club. $169,900, call
Sonla Raffield 340-0900.
PORT ST. JOE- (White City) MLS# 106486. Approx. 11.2 acres
on canal front'property. $7,900,000 Call Warren Yeager for more
information at 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.
* Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful bay view lot has unob-
structed view of St. Joe Bay, great place to build a home. mls#105525
$875,000 Call Sonjia 340-0900.
* Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St. Joe. Gated
Community, Brick Pavers, underground utilities. Close to schools,
churches and downtown. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Port St. Joe's newest business address offers lust 41 com-
mercial lots with water front views, tasteful landscaping with water
fountains, brick pavers and morel A charming "Old Florida" planned
development perfect for professional offices, shops. Strict architec-
tural control. Act fast Lots starting at $299,900
* 105 Conch Street 102'x105' lot located in Sunset Villiage
Subd. Beautifully landscaped with attractive street signs, and a
community pool. Homes being built in this area are premium in
style and construction. Subd. will be adjacent to Windmarks final
phase of development. Call Carol for more Info @850-227-

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

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

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

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

Only one block from Apalachicola Bay.
Beautiful shady lot with 50-year-old oak
trees. This home in a quiet neighborhood is
priced to sell. Contact Ken Siprell today
for more information @ 850-340-0567


Beacon Hill, 8876 Hwy 98-Great beach view
from screen porch! Has 3br/2ba upstairs w/
entry from back street and 2br/2ba down-
stairs w/entry from Hwy 98. MLS#101275
$695,000 Call Ellen Allemore


* The Landings at Wetappo, Overstreet-Located just off the intra-
coastal waterway. Call for more details. 850-648-5683
* Indian Pass,109 Stillwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one the
newest subdivisions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved
roads make this a great homesite. $185,000
*Indian Pass-111 Stiliwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one the new-
est subdivisions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved roads
make this a great homesite. $185,000
* Indian Pass- 101 Lagoon Drive. Great private 2nd tier homesite
with beach access, as close to water as most 1st tiersl Arch. restric-
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from Raw BarONE minute drive to boat launch,camp store, gas and St
Vincent Island. $595,000. Call Kim Harrison for more Information
@ 850-227-4960.
- Indian Pass Gulf Front Lot Follow the oyster shell roads to this
beautiful gulf front lot. Only two houses away from gulf front commu-
nity pool. This very private, little community is tucked away from it all.
68' X 217' MLS #105561 Kim Harrison 227.4960
* Waterfront lot In East Bay Plantation. Beautiful dockable lot 1.10
acre on Wetappo Creek, easy intercoastal access. Great investment
opportunity! Call Candice Upchurch 850.227.6402
* 211 Hardy Street, Overstreet MLS#103778 2.21 acres in the
country, close to intra-coastol waterway. Left uncleared for natural
setting. Homes or mobile homes. $120,000 Call Brenda Miller
* Large 3/4 acre lot with beautiful unobstructed views of St. Joe
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* Cape San Bias, 481 Haven Road-Lot 3, 1st tier lot in Seagross
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- 1st tier lots in Lantana By the Sea, beautiful gulf view $485,000.
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Gated subdivision. Approx 2700 square
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- ST. JOE BEACH Lovely 4 Br 2 Ba large
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MLS 103823 Call Ken Siprell 850-


Richard Squires or Sonlia Raffield at 227-9600.
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- Jubilation lot #32 $419,000 Get into this great new development
with a lot that is priced to sell. Natalie 850-227-4355
- Park Point Subdivision-107 Park Point Circle. Premium located lot
in premium located subdivision. Master planned community, deeded
gulf access, pool and pool house. Motivated seller, Excellent opportu-
nity. $350,000. Contact Patrick Jones today @ (850) 814-5878.
- 225 Park Point Circle. Premier locatioonon the Cape. Great ameni-
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ment. Contact Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878
- Lot 7, Jubilation Subdivision. Over an acre of gulf front property
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beach club house. A fantastic investment and great place to build a
beach home. In a X-flood zone. $1,500,000. Contact Patrick Jones
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property in the premier subdivision on Cape San Bias. Close proximity
to the beach club house. A fantastic investment and great place to build
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* Cape San Bias-74.63' Gulf Front! Beautiful property w/beach
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DAR Celebrates the U.S. Constitution's 218th Anniversary

On Monday, Mayor Frank
Pate signed a declaration
declaring the week of Sept.
17 through 23 "Constitution
Week" in Port St. Joe.
The weeklong
commemoration of America's
most important document is
one of our country's least
known official observances.
Our Constitution stands as
a testament to the tenacity
of Americans throughout
history to maintain their
liberties and. freedom, and
to ensure those unalienable
rights to every American.
The tradition of
celebrating the Constitution
was started many years ago
by the Daughters of the
American Revolution (DAR).
In 1955, the Daughters
petitioned Congress to set
aside Sept. 17-23 annually
to be dedicated for the
observance of Constitution
Week. The resolution was
later adopted by the U.S.
Congress. The aims of the
celebration are to:
*Emphasize citizens'
responsibilities for
protecting and defending the
Constitution, preserving it
for posterity
*Inform the people that
the Constitution is the basis
for America's great heritage
and the foundation of our
way of life
*Encourage the study of

the historical events which
led to the framing of the
Constitution in September
The United States
of American functions
as a Republic under the
Constitution, which is the
oldest document still in
active use that outlines* the
self-government of a people.
This landmark idea that men
had inalienable rights as
individuals to be free and live
their lives under their own
governance was the impetus
to the American Revolution.
Today, the Constitution
stands as an icon of freedom
for people around the world.
Bells across America
Bells across America
will be rung by churches,
schools, courthouses, city
governments and individuals
throughout the nation. The
Daughters of the Revolution
request that the bells ring
at exactly 4 p.m. ET on
Sept. 17, in all time zones
in order that we may hear
"The Sound of Patriotism"
simultaneously from coast
to coast to celebrate the
218th Anniversary of our
Let us remember that
the Constitution is a living
document that guarantees
the freedoms we as Americans
enjoy today.

St. Joseph Bay Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution regent Joyce Faison looks on as Mayor Frank Pate signs a proclama-
tion declaring the week of Sept. 17 through 23 "Constitution Week."
The week celebrates the many benefits of our Federal Constitution and American citizenship.

Coldwell Banker Associates Lend a Hand

His name was Harvey
and he was so happy to
see us as we pulled into
Harrison County, MS. He
looked exhausted and tat-
tered, in the same clothes
he had been in for maybe a
week. His eyes were heavy
and his shoulders low but
his smile brightened when
he saw the two trucks and he
said, 'You are sent from God,
we knew you would come.'
Teresa Gaddis Carlton who
was on both Hurricane Relief
Trips this weekend relayed

this story.
"We asked him if there
was anything that he need-
ed. We were loaded with the
tents, cots, food, water, dia-
pers, air mattresses, coolers,
lawn chairs, camping stoves,
propane bottles and personal
hygiene items that were pur-
chased with the money that
has been donated through
the Hurricane Relief fund
being coordinated by Coldwell
Bankei Forgotten Coast
Realty. All the items dropped
off by residents from Bay,
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Gulf and Franklin County to
the Forgotten Coast Realty
Offices were also on board.
He said, I don't need any-
thing today so go on down
and help some other people.'
To see him and where he had
set up his camp, near his
home site, it looked to us as
if he needed everything but
we went on down telling him
we would check on him when
we come through on the next
Kay Eubanks, Forgotten
Coast Development Owner
and Broker Owner of Coldwell
Banker Forgotten Coast
Realty and her team, made
two trips to Harrison County
Mississippi this weekend
with all the donated sup-
plies that were brought to
the Mexico Beach, Cape San
Blas and. Carrabelle Drop-
Off Centers. The funds that
were donated have all been
used to purchase'items listed

Eubanks outlined that
there was a' Lieutenant
with the Volunteer Fire
Department and his wife who
had not stopped for six days
working tirelessly to help
others. He spoke highly of
his wife's dedication to work
along side him in search
and rescue efforts and that
rescue had also turned into
recover. Death has been
discovered in homes', on high
ground and in trees. He said
it is very hard. Then in con-
versation he mentions that
his home was totally flat-
tened and they have not even
taken time to consider what
they may need for them-
selves. Selfishness was not
found at the Volunteer Fire
Station near the community
of Cuervo. Many volunteer
firefighters have lost their
The team that made the

two deliveries this weekend
said the trip was stimulating
and at the same time para-
lyzing. Their senses height-
ened just seeing the devas-
tation, smelling the decay.
Then, as they listened to
what was happening on a
day to day basis and also
what is not getting done,
they stood paralyzed as a full
gamete of emotions overcame
them. They unloaded all
the items, over seven tractor
trailer loads in three days.
When it was mentioned that
Eubanks made two trips
back to back and is plan-
ning another departure on
Thursday with a trip each
time the trailer is full, she
said, "It makes me want to
hurry and get back there---
-those volunteers have thou-
sands of local residents com-
ing through daily for food,
water and basic necessities.
I just want to get back and

help. I want our commu-
nity to adopt this county and
their residents. They need
us and we need them."
There is timidness in the
atmosphere as well.' Many of
the residents were hesitant
to ask for .what they needed
and even stood back to make
sure there would be enough.
It was primarily the women
that would come forward on
behalf of their families to wait
or ask for a needed item.
Barbara Palmer, a trav-
eler on the team of Eubanks,
said this situation is not
going away for a long time.
It's going to be this way for
weeks, months and longer.
It looks as if power may not
be turned on for at least six
weeks and they are in need
of generators.
Even with electric power
available, many will not have
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Progress Energy donating $100,000

to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts



The City of Wewahitchka has tentatively adopted a
measure to increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:

A. Initially proposed tax levy.................. $261,203.00
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board
And other assessment changes.......... $ 3,913.00
C. Actual property tax levy................. $257,290.00

This year's proposed tax levy ............ $340,638.00

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public
hearing on the tax increase to be held on

Monday, September 19, 2005
6:30 pm Central Standard Time
Wewahitchka City Hall
109 South 2nd Street
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase
and the budget will be made at this hearing.

Publish September 15, 2005

Approximately 900
Progress Energy line and
service personnel, damage
assessment teams and sup-
port staff are in Louisiana
assisting with power restora-
tion efforts. Progress Energy
crews are working with Cleco
Corp., a central Louisiana-
based electric utility, to
rebuild the electrical infra-
structure and restore service
to customers.
"Our company and many
of our customers know from
experience the resources it
takes to help storm victims,"
McGhee said. "We hope this
offer to match the donations
of our employees and retirees
will encourage them to aid in
these efforts, as well."

Lend A Hand

homes to utilize the power
so the residents are in need
of tents, cots, air mattress-
es, camping stoves, propane
bottles, water hoses, hose
sprayers, hand wipes, lan-
terns (both battery operated
and oil), linens, pillows, fold-
ing chairs, and powdered
eggs, powdered milk, and
anything else anyone is will-
ing to donate. Also needed
are over the counter medi-
cines, skin treatments, and
first aid kits.
There has been over
$75,000.0,0 spent on items
that have been .delivered.
Monetary contributions
are greatly needed. The
funds can be deposited in
the account at THE BANK
and it allows the Hurricane
Relief Team to purchase the
most needed items. Another
trip is scheduled to depart
on Thursday so any money
that residents or businesses


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would like to donate, please,
go to The Bank or drop it off
at, one of the Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty offic-
es. Much of the money spent
thus far has been donated by
one very concerned citizen
and we would like anyone
who has not contributed or
any business that wants to
contribute to do so now. The
Eubanks Team is committed
to making trips each and
every time there is a load.
It has been estimated
that there are only 100 livable
. houses in Harrison County.
Housing is needed and some
of the residents may con-
tinue to come to our area for
housing needs. If you have
a place that you can house
a family or a couple, please,
call our office, 648-1010.
Brother Dave Fernandez,
Oak Grove Assembly of God,
is also a drop-off center for
items and cash. We are"

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Progress Energy (NYSE:
PGN), headquartered in
Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune
250 diversified enery com-
pany with more than 24,000
megawatts of generation
capacity and $9 billion in
annual revenues. The com-
pany's holdings include
two electric utilities serving
-more than 2.9 million cus-
tomers in North Carolina,
South Carolina and Florida.
Progress generation, ener-
gy marketing, natural gas
production and fuel extrac-
tion. For more information
about Progress Energy, visit
the company's Web site at
http: / /www.progress-ener-

From Page 2C

coordinating with that group
as well and transporting the
items that their members and
residents collect. "Brother
Dave has also been working
very hard," Etibanks said.
The team that made
the trips and those who will
continue to travel are Kurt
Carlton, Allen, Gaddis, Don
Moore, Gary Carlston, and
those mentioned above. The
loaders who helped the team
locally included, Tommy
Watts, Claude Brousseau,
Carol Erwin, Susan Jecha,
Andi Ashmore, Tammy
Sasser, April Andrews,
Larry Ashmore and Croft
We would not have had
anything to load had it not
been for the donations from
the community. Remember,
this is not over and yes, we
have made two trips, but this
situation is not over. This is
not a quick fix and we need
the continued support and
generosity of our tri county
area. Bay, Gulf and Franklin
Counties may drop off at
any of the Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty Offices
in Mexico Beach, Cape San
Blas and Carrabelle or Oak
Grove Assembly of God.
As one Harrison County
school child wrote on the mud
splattered board in her wet,
flooded three wall roofless
school, "Hurricane Katrina
came but I'll be back."

Ad Valorem Taxes 6.000 mills
Utility Taxes
Telecom Service Tax
Licenses & Permits
State Shared Revenue
Other Local Unit Revenues












Millage per $1,000

General Fund
Voted Debt



Other Revenues $23,163.00 $652,190.00 $657,660.00 $138,000.00 $7,700.00 $3,752,300.00. $5,231,013.00
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $677,920.00 $652,190.00 $657,660.00 $138,000.00 $7,700.00 $3,752,300.00 $5,885,770.00
Cash Carry Forward (from Reserves), $111,044.00 $0.00 $0.00 $21,200.00 $22,051.00 $56,775.00 $211,070.00
TOTAL BUDGETED REVENUES $788,964.00 $652,190.00 $657,660.00 $159,200.00 $29,751.00 $3,809,075.00 $6,096,840.00
Unappropriated Reserves restrictedd) $194.00 $105,552.00 $290,069.00 $32,402.00 $0.00 $0.00 $428,217.00
Unappropriated Reserves (unrestricted) $199,348.00 $51,065.00 $51,065.00 $14,110.00 $9,747.00 $0.00 $325,335.00
AND UNAPPROPRIATED RESERVES $988,506.00 $808,807.00 $998,794.00 $205,712.00 $39,498.00 $3,809,075.00 $6,850,392.00

Administration $284,071.00 $284,071.00
Police Department $18,000.00 $18,000.00
Fire Department $66,396.00 $66,396.00
Street Department $308,112.00 $308,112.00
Health & Welfare $9,000.00 $9,000.00
Parks & Recreation $77,211.00 $77,211.00
Water $406,344.00 $406,344.00
Sewer $636,944.00- $636,944.00
Garbage $159,200.00 $159,200.00
Contingency $26,174.00 $245,846.00 $20,716.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $292,736.00
Cemeteries (Jehu & Buckhorn) $29,751.00 $29,751.00
Grants $3,809,075.00 $3,809,075.00
TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES $788,964.00 $652,190.00 $657,660.00 $159,200.00 $29,751.00 $3,809,075.00 $6,096,840.00
Unappropriated Reserves (restricted) $194.00 $105,552.00 $290,069.00 $32,402.00 $0.00 $0.00 $428,217.00
Unappropriated Reserves (unrestricted) $199,348.00 $51,065.00 $51,065.00 $14,110.00 $9,747.00 $0.00 $325,335.00
AND UNAPPROPRIATED RESERVES $988,506.00 $808,807.00 $998,794.00 .$205,712.00 $39,498.00 $3,809,075.00 $6,850,392.00

Progress Energy today
announced it is donating
$100,000 to the American
Red Cross for Hurricane
Katrina the relief efforts.
In addition, the company
will match all contributions
to the Red Cross from. its
employees and retirees.
"Hurricane Katrina has
devastated the Gulf Coast,
and in many places, it will
take years to rebuild the
infrastructure needed to
return people to their homes,"
said Bob McGehee, chairman
and CEO of Progress Ernergy.
"During the 2004 storm sea-
son, we saw firsthand the
generosity of people from the
Gulf Coast and all over our

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Hurricane Katrina Victims to Benefit from New

Habitat for Humanity, Thrivent Financial Alliance

Habitat for Humanity
International and Thrivent
Financial for Lutherans today
unveiled an unprecedented
financial, volunteer and
advocacy alliance designed
to substantially increase
Habitat's capacity to build
more affordable housing. The
alliance, calledThriventBuilds
with Habitat for Humanity,
represents a four-year, $100-
million commitment by
Thrivent Financial, a not-for-
profit Fortune 500 financial
services organization. A
additionally, in the wake of
Hurricane Katrina, Thrivent
Financial has earmarked
another $5 million to Thrivent
Builds to help rebuild homes
in the Gulf Coast region.
The new commitment makes
Thrivent Financial Habitat's
largest ally in the effort to
eliminate substandard
Thrivent Builds with
Habitat for Humanity
represents a unique alliance
between two national
nonprofit networks of 1,699
Habitat affiliates and 1,362
Thrivent Financial volunteer
chapters. These chapters
delivered more than 19
million volunteer hours of
community service in 2004.
The alliance combats
the chronic national and
worldwide problem of
substandard housing. More
than 13 million U.S.
households pay more than
half of their income for
housing. Millions more live
in overcrowded conditions or
housing with severe physical
deficiencies, such as having
no hot water, electricity or
Thrivent Builds with
Habitat for Humanity has
four major programs:
*. A joint major
homebuilding initiative that
is designed to build up to 500
additional U.S. Habitat for
Humanity homes annually
by 2008 for families living
in substandard housing
and engage thousands
of volunteers in Habitat
builds. Thrivent Financial
will fund 70 percent of the
cost of each Thrivent Builds
home it sponsors.
An innovative giving
program for Thrivent
Financial members that will
promote and supplement
financial gifts to Habitat
for Humanity and help fuel
Habitat builds.
A program to annually
build an additional 200
homes internationally by
2008 through short-term
international and domestic
trips by bringing volunteers
and financial support to host
communities from Alaska
to Zambia to build simple,
decent, affordable homes in
collaboration with the world's
2 billion people who lack
*A national grant program
offering approximately six
grants of up to $1 million
to community organizations,
coalitions and nonprofits
for projects that will
measurably improve entire
In addition, as part of its
mission as a fraternal benefit
society, Thrivent Financial
will engage and motivate
thousands of Americans on
the issue of substandard
housing through a one-of-a-
kind mobile education center
(48-foot semi trailer) that will
crisscross the nation and give
visitors a powerful, interactive

experience. The Thrivent
Builds Mobile is designed to
educate and motivate visitors
to support decent, affordable
"For nearly 30 years,
Habitat for Humanity
has been blessed to have
thousands of committed and
caring faith, corporate and
individual partners," said
Paul Leonard, chief executive
officer of Habitat for Humanity
International. "Thrivent
Financial's expanded support
of our work builds on that
strong foundation in ways
that are unprecedented in our
history. This added financial
and volunteer support is a
tremendous boost in helping
us increase our capacity to
serve more families in the
United States and around the
world. It is also a testament
to the vitally important role
Thrivent Financial plays in
"Thrivent Financial is
delighted to align itself even
more actively with Habitat for
Humanity in its mission to
eliminate poverty housing,"
said Bruce Nicholson,
Thrivent Financial chairman,
president and chief executive
officer. "This new alliance
represents an opportunity for
our nearly 3 million members
and other volunteers to
take action to solve this
problem. It also supports
the very foundation of most
families' financial security
and stability and having a
decent, affordable home to
call one's own."
Founded in 1902,
Thrivent Financial is a
fraternal benefit society, a
not-for-profit insurance
organization designed to help
its members achieve their
financial goals and give back
to their communities. The
organization's members are
organized into 1,362 local
volunteer groups called
chapters. These chapters
meet regularly to carry out
a variety of volunteer efforts,
fund-raising projects and
educational programs to help
their communities and people
in need.
Thrivent Builds Homes,
the program throughwhich the
Thrivent Financial volunteer
network will construct
hundreds of U.S. Habitat
homes every year, will engage
both Thrivent chapters (local
service groups made up of
Thrivent Financial members)
and Habitat for Humanity
affiliates (local, independent
grassroots organizations
operating within Habitat's
framework). Seventy
percent of the funding for
each Thrivent Builds home
will come from Thrivent
Financial with 30 percent
of the remaining funding
coming from the continuing
fund-raising efforts of
local Thrivent chapters
and Habitat for Humanity
affiliates. The average cost
of a Habitat for Humanity
home in the United States
ranges from approximately
$40,000 to $150,000.
While Nicholson believes the
funding by Thrivent Financial
to Habitat is important,
he says the hundreds of
thousands of new volunteers
the program will engage will
have an equally powerful
"From the first nail to
the last,. building a home
with Habitat for Humanity
changes lives, including the
lives of volunteers," says

Nicholson. "I am confident
that Thrivent Builds Homes
will inspire volunteers to
begin a relationship with
Habitat for Humanity or
deepen an existing one."
To encourage its members
to support Habitat for
Humanity through financial
contributions, Thrivent
Financial is also beginning
a program called Thrivent
Builds Giving. The program
will challenge Thrivent
Financial members to donate
to Habitat for Humanity
by adding $1 to every $2
they give, up to $300 per
individual annually. The
program is similar in design
to other Thrivent Financial
member-giving programs that
promote giving to Lutheran
Thrivent Financial is
also launching Thrivent
Builds Worldwide, a program
offering one- to three-
week international and
domestic trips that will bring
volunteers and financial
support to home-building
projects in areas where local
residents don't have the
resources to fund their own
Habitat projects. Thrivent
Financial will donate $800
per member to the Habitat
for Humanity host affiliate
to be used to help offset a
member's trip expenses
(not including airfare). In
addition, the organization will
donate $6,500 to the Habitat
for Humanity host affiliate
in which a Thrivent Builds
Worldwide trip takes place
to spark future homebuilding
projects there. It is expected
that at least 200 more
homes, in addition to the
ones built by trip volunteers,
will be constructed using this
Finally, under a fourth
program, Thrivent Builds
Neighborhoods, Thrivent
Financial will provide
approximately six grants
of up to $1 million each to
help reduce or eliminate
substandard housing in
specific U.S. neighborhoods
that have significant housing
needs. The program will
work with local institutions
and Habitat affiliates in
carrying out this endeavor.
Habitat for Humanity does
not give away homes but
rather offers homeownership
opportunities to families
unable to obtain conventional
house financing, generally
those whose income is 30
percent to 50 percent of the
area's median income. In
most cases, prospective U.S.
Habitat homeowner families
make a $500 down payment
and contribute 300 to 500
hours of "sweat equity" on
the construction of their
home or someone else's
home. Because Habitat
homes are largely built using
donations of labor, mortgage
payments are kept more
Thrivent Financial and its
members have worked with
Habitat for Humanity since
1991. Together, they have
built more than 500 homes,
raised more than $25 million
and contributed more than
1.4 million volunteer hours
in homebuilding time.
To learn how to
volunteer, donate or utilize
Thrivent Builds programs in
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800-236-3736, or e-mail



Gulf Front 107590 $350,000
Watch the sunset right off the gulf front
decks of this 3/2.5 townhome.

Gulf Front 105401 $2,250,000
Breathtaking Gulf front properly with
a screened in heated pool/luxurious
hot tub. Private boardwalk to private

Interior 107366 $695,000
Preconstruction townhome. 3/3.5 with
private pool.

Interior 107367 $695,000
Preconstruction townhome. 3/3.5 with
private 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
4/2 mobile home in Mexico Beach.
Close to beach.

Gulf View 107172 $1,500,000
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 $495,000
Nestled in a cozy neighborhood just 2
blocks from the beach. This 3/2.5 sits
on 1/2 acre.

Gulf View 105914 $1,200,000
Must see to truly appreciate the possi-
bilities that await this 6/4 home along
dedicated beach.

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

Gulf View 105388 $950,000
Immaculate 5/4 beach home built in
2000 with a spectacular view of the

Interior 106297 $247,000
There are 2 mobile homes on this
lot both are 2/1 22 1/2 blocks from

Gulf View 106415 $995,000
3/3 Gulf View home located in
Beacon Hill.,

Interior 106857 $399,000
2/1 mobile home located just a few
blocks from St. Joe Bay and public
boat ramp.
Interior 107544 $339,000

This charming cozy 3/2 home is nes-
tled on a corner lot.

Special Purpose 107655 $2,500,000
What an opportunity Contiguous
to Windmark Development. 10,000
square foot all with air, loading docks,
office space, many possibilities with
this property.

Interior 107687 $557,000
Great investment. Three corner lots
with 3/2 home in the heart of Highland

Interior 107442 $514,000
Large 4/3 custom built home in peace-
ful Gulfaire.

Close to beach 107222
This beautiful 3/2.5 home has access
to dedicated beach.

Interior 107068 $200,000
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.

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

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

Interior 107502 $175,000
This 3/2 home is located in a quiet
neighborhood on a beautiful half acre

Waterfront 106478 $389,900
Beautiful 2/2 house on a part of the
Dead Lakes.

Interior 105849 $1,650,000
Restaurant, motel, and home being
, sold together in Wewahitchka.

Interior 107513 $249,000
2/1 home on half acre lot in
Apalachicola. Minutes from boat land-

Bay View 107496 $575,000
Cute 4/2 duplex on corner lot with bay
view in quiet neighborhood.

Interior 107453 $855,000
3/3 home on Highway 98 in
Apalachicola. Property is 2 parcels,
house on highway and rear parcel
zoned commercial/residential.

Historic District 105742 $995,000
Beautiful 6/5 home in Apalachicola.

Interior 106645 $1,000,000
3/2 home and 2 mobile homes being
sold "AS IS". Short walk to river.

Interior 106642 $419,000
3/2 house to sit on pilings with views
of the Carrabelle River. Preconstruction

Interior 106640 $419,000
3/2 house to sit on pilings with views
of the Carrabelle River. Preconstruction

Gulf View 107186 $379,900
Excellent Gulf View and River View
lots Great investment opportunities.

Close to Gulf 107044 $329,000
237x50 lot in Mexico Beach. Close to Gulf.

Interior 105522 $130,000
75x150' lot in growing community. Great
location for dream home or investment.
Interior 107528 $375,000
Own the largest lot in this new beautiful and
secluded subdivision.
Interior 106752 $170,000
2 lots situated between CR 386 and Borders
Road. 1.39 acres.
Interior 107226 $250,000
00x50 level cleared lot with septic, gas tap,
water tap, and electric. Close to beach.
Interior 106294 $269,900
75x150 lot in St. Joe Beach. Just 2 blocks
from beach.

Gulf Front 106440 $1,100,000
478x50 Gulf front lot located on Cape San

Lake Front 107500 $145,000
Beautiful lake front lot in new subdivision on
Seven Springs Lake.
Riverfront 107275 $85,000
252x107 waterfront lot on Dead Lakes.

Interior 107648 $495,000
Sandalwood is located on Timber Island, in
Carrabelle. It is a private, gated community
on the Carrabelle River.
Interior 107659 $575,000
Sandalwood is located on Timber Island, in
Carrabelle. It is a private, gated community
on the Carrabelle River.
River Front 107696 $795,000
Sandalwood is located on timber Island, in
Carrabelle. It is a private, gated community
on the Carrabelle River.
Interior 107018 $150,000
.33 acres in High Tide subdivision in
Interior 107022 $150,000
.33 acres in High Tide Subdivision in

Beautiful lot

107117 $229,000
in new subdivision in

River Front 105599 $650,000
Poston Bayou lot with access to the Carrabelle
Gulf View 107277 $250,000
Beautiful lot with view of Gulf in the heart
of Carrabelle.
Bay Front 105765 $699,900
Bay front. Poston Bayou lot with access to the
Corrobelle River.

Interior 107118
Beautiful lot in new subdivision.


Gulf Front 105810 $750,000
Gulf Front residential lot located in

Apalachicola 106034 $135,000
Lot is approximately 1000' from the
Apalachicola Bay. There is also a boat ramp
at the end of the road.
Interior 107549 $120,000
Great lot to build. Only minutes from county
boat ramp.
Interior 107588 $149,000
Fantastic building lot. Peaceful and quiet

Interior 107595 $150,000
Nice corner lot with new construction all
around. Short drive to beaches.


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Open 7 Days A Week

Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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Southeast Toyota Donates Two Toyota

Tundras for Hurricane Relief "Raffle

4 Relief" Drawing to Take Place at

Dolphins and Panthers Home Games




The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its
property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:

A. Initially proposed tax levy........... $11,566,794
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board
And other assessment changes........ $ 35,210
C. Actual property tax levy.................. $11,531,584

This year's proposed tax levy ............$14,734,639

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a
public hearing on the tax increase to be held

Tuesday, September 20, 2005
5:01 p.m., EDT
at the
Gulf County Courthouse
Robert M. Moore Administration Building
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase
and the budget will be made at this hearing.

Ad# 2005-075B Publish September 15, 2005

Southeast Toyota
Distributors, LLC (SET), the
Miami Dolphins and the
Florida Panthers are teaming
up to support hurricane relief
efforts. The organizations
have launched "Raffle 4
Relief," which gives Florida
residents the opportunity to
donate to the American Red
Cross and a chance to win
one of two customized 2006
Toyota Tundra Double Cab
With a $10 donation
to the American Red Cross
Hurricane Relief Fund,
sports fans receive a raffle
ticket for two. chances to win
the trucks, each valued at
nearly $32,000. Designed
for the true sports fan, the
Tundras feature vibrant
team graphics and hoods
autographed by players, one
from the Miami Dolphins and
the other from the Florida
"We wanted to give
sports fans an opportunity
to help national relief efforts,
including those in South
Florida and alongethe Gulf
Coast," said Ed Sheehy,
group vice president of
sales and marketing at SET.
"We're confident that South
Florida's passion for its
sports teams combined with
the excitement of winning a
brand new Toyota Tundra
will help raise much needed

funds for our neighbors
along the Gulf.
"I'd also like to thank
our partners, the Florida
Panthers and the Miami
Dolphins, for embracing this
initiative so wholeheartedly,"
continued Sheehy.
The raffle is open to
Florida residents only
and kicks off on Sunday,
September 11 at the Miami
Dolphins season opener
against the Denver Broncos.
Donations will be collected
during select Miami Dolphins
and Florida Panthers
home games at convenient
locations throughout
Dolphins Stadium and
the BankAtlantic Center
(formerly the Office Depot
Center). Residents may
also purchase a raffle
ticket online by visiting
www.setbuyatoyota.com /
raffle, beginning Sunday,
September 11.
The winners of the two
Toyota Tundra Double Cabs
will be announced at the
Saturday, Oct. 22 Panthers
vs. Ottawa Senators game
and the Sunday, Oct. 23
Dolphins vs. Kansas City
Chiefs game. Winners need
not be present to win. Taxes
are not included and the
winners are responsible
for tag and title fees for the
The Toyota Tundra



FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006






TAXES: ...
AD VALOREM: Fine & Forfeiture
AD VALOREM: St. Joseph Fire
AD VALOREM: Tupelo Fire
AD VALOREM, Overstreet Fire
AD VALOREM: Howard Creek Fire
Sales and Use Taxes,
Franchise Taxes '
Utility Service Taxes
Licenses and Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
'Charges for Services
Court-Related Revenues
Fines and Forfeitures
Miscellaneous Revenue
Other Financing Sources

General Governmental Services
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Economic Environment
Human Services
Culture and Recreation
Other Financing Sources (Uses)
Debt Service






$2,716,694 $242,308 $93,332 $5,938,282





$15,696,207 $6,998,239 $1,316,505 $105,804 $1,138,315 $25,255,070
$784,810 $279,524 $65,826 $5,291 $56,917 $1,192,368

$16,477,508 $8,038,552 $3,967,373 $342,821 $1,174,730 $30,000,984

$6,104,482 $39,000 $150,000 $0 $0 $6,293,482
$2,028,026 $3,025,998 $0 $0 $843,108 $5,897,132
$2,380,526 $0 $0 $162,962 $0 $2,543,488
$1,979,259 $1,790,617 $0 $0 $0 $3,769,876
$381,605 $1,833,802 $0 $0 $0 $2,215,407
$761,592 $696,180 $0 $0 $0 $1,457,772
$802,587 $0 $0 $0 $0 $802,587
$28,503 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,503
$803,178 $85,847 $0. $0 $0 $889,025
$194,194 $31,500 $1,355,519 $73,157 $331,622 $1,985,992
$15,463,952 $7,502,944 $1,505,519 $236,119 $1,174,730 $25,883,264
$1,013,556 $535,608 $2,461,854 $106,702 $0 $4,117,720

$16,477,508 $8,038,552 $3,967,373 $342,821 $1,174,730 $30,000,984

Ad# 2005-075A


Double Cab pickup truck
features one of the longest
beds and most comfortable
rear seats of any full-size,
four-door half-ton pickup on
the market. With the newest
Tundra Double Cab leading
the way, Toyota offers
U.S. truck buyers the size,
comfort, power, durability
and value that they need-
and which are critical to
lasting owner satisfaction.
About Southeast
Toyota Distributors, LLC
Southeast Toyota
Distributors, LLC, (SET)
(www.buyatoyota.com) is the
largest franchised distributor
of Toyotas in the world. The
companydistributes vehicles,
parts and accessories to
approximately 167 Toyota
dealerships in Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, and
North Carolina and South
Carolina. SET dealers sell
approximately 20 percent
or one of every five Toyotas
sold in the country. Its
vehicle processing facilities
are located in Jacksonville,
Fla. and Commerce, Ga.
Headquartered in Deerfield
Beach, Fla., SET is a
subsidiary of JM Family
Enterprises, Inc. (www.
jmfamily.com), an $8.2
billion diversified automotive
corporation ranked by Forbes
magazine as the 15th-largest
privately held company
in the United States. The
company is also ranked No.
25 by a survey in Fortune
magazine of the 100 Best
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

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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:

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
Publish: September 8 and 15,
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:
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
Publish : September 8 and 15,
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 & 15,
.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:
Commence atthe 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
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 certificateshall 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,
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
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
Name in which assessed: Jerry
Donald Sowell & Barbara
McKinney Sowell
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,
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-071
Publish September 8, 15, 22,
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
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
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
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,



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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


6( The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, September 15, 2005

IPUBLICNTES Cons."tinuedl

29, 2005
The City of Port St. Joe will
receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or
corporation interested in con-
structing the following projects:
BID NO. 05-02
Work consists of:
Providing irrigation, conduit,
and field enhancement.
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 90 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 and what the bid
is for.
Bids will be received until 4:00
p.m. Eastern Standard Time,
on September 22nd, in the
Commission Chambers, at the
City of Port St. Joe, P.O. Box
278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 and
will be opened and read aloud
on September 22nd, at 4:30
p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Publish September 15, 2005
BID NO. 0405-28
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
. ing:
Road Paving -
New Construction
Pridgeon Lane,
Wewahitchka, FL

Specifications: This road will
be a new construction job.
Contractor to mix, pack, and
provide all tests necessary for
paving. Asphalt will be 1 V2 "
thick, S-1 type. The County will
put the base material (sandy
clay) 6" to 8" thick on the road.
The road will be 12' wide and
615' long. The road will be
slightly sloped so that the water
will run off on the North side.
Delivery date must be speci-
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to the
Gulf County Clerk's Office at
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd,
Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456, by 5:00 p.m., E.T., on
Friday, September 23, 2005.
Bids will be opened at this
location on Monday, September
26, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
Ad #2005-074
Publish: September 15 & 22,
The Department of
Environmental Protection
gives notice of its intent to
issue a Formal Determination
of the Landward Extent of
Waters of the State (File No.

FD-23-0236891-001) to St.
Joe Timberland Company,
c/o Larry Olney, PBS&J,
1901 Commonwealth Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32302 for the
160 acre Windmark property
located in Sections 8, 9, 16 &
21, Township 7S, Range 11W,
Gulf County. The Department's
file on this matter is avail-
able for public inspection dur-
ing normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Department
of Environmental Protection,
Wetlands Evaluation and
Delineation Section, Mail
Station 2500, Room 530, Twin
Towers Office Building, 2600
Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2400.
Persons whose substantial
interests are affected by the
above proposed agency action
have a right pursuant to Section
120.57, Florida Statutes, to
petition for an administrative
determination (hearing) on
the proposed action. The peti-
tion must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and
must be filed (received) in the
Department's Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2400, within 21 days
of publication of this notice. A
copy of the petition must also
be mailed at the time of filing to
the formal determination peti-
tioner at the address indicated.
Failure to file a petition within
the 21 days constitutes a waiv-
er of any right such person has
to an administrative determi-
nation (hearing) pursuant to
Section 120.57, F.S.
The petition shall contain the
following information: (a) The
name and address, and tele-
phone number of each peti-
tioner, the petitioner's name
and address, the Department's
File Number and the county in
which the project is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and

when each petitioner received
notice of the Department's
action or proposed action; (c) A
statement of how each petition-
er's substantial interests are
affected by the Department's
action or proposed action; (d)
A statement of material facts
disputed by petitioner, if any;
(e) A statement of facts which
petitioner contends warrant
reversal or modification of the
Department's action or pro-
posed action; (f) A statement
of which rules or statutes
petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the
Department's action or pro-
posed action; and (g) A state-
ment of the relief sought by
petitioner, stating precisely
the action petitioner wants
the Department to take with
respect to the Department's
action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the
administrative hearing pro-
cess is designed to formulate
agency action. Accordingly,
the Department's final action
may be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this Notice.
Persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by any
decision of the Department with
regard to the formal determina-
tion have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceed-
ing. The petition must conform
to the requirements specified
above and be filed (received)
within 21 days of publication
of this Notice in the Office of
General Counsel at the above
address of the Department.
Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes
a waiver of any right such per-
son has to request a hearing
under Section 120.57,F.S., and
to participate as a party to this
proceeding. Any subsequent
intervention will only be at the
approval of the presiding officer
upon motion filed pursuant to
Rule 28-5.207, F.A.C.
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JUNE 27, 2005

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in emergency session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes (entered
the meeting at 2:22 p.m.).
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy Mc-
Farland, Executive Adminis-
trator/Deputy Clerk Towan
Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk Kari
Summers, Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Building Inspector Lee Collin-
sworth, Emergency Manage-
ment Director R. Larry Wells,
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuf-
fin, Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork,
Planner David Richardson, As-
sistant Planner Andrew Rowell,
Public Works Director Gerald
Shearer, Road Department Su-
perintendent Bobby Knee, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford,
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett,
and Sheriff Dalton Upchurch.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.,
Chairman Peters discussed
the shark attack that occurred
in Destin on Saturday (June
25th), stating that a fourteen-
year-old girl lost her life. He
then reported that there was
a shark attack at Cape San
Blas today. E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that they
responded to a call for a shark
attack at Cape San Blas, and
that a young man is in critical
condition. He stated that they,
along with the first responders,
were able to stabilize the young
man. He was then transported
to Bay Medical Center by Aire
Heart. Members of the Board
discussed closing the Beaches,
and notifying the media and
public. Commissioner Tray-
lor expressed his sympathy to
the young man and his family.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor regarding the event and
closing of the Beaches, Sheriff
Upchurch reported that this
accident happened at approxi-
mately 11:20 a.m. this morning
in the Cape San Blas area (be-
tween the Stumphole and the
State Park). Sheriff Upchurch
reported they have closed the
Beaches from the Stumphole
to the Park on the Gulf side. He
discussed that they will do a fly-
over of the beaches area this af-
ternoon, and another one in the
morning. Commissioner Wil-
liams inquired about the Sher-
iff's Office having the resources
available to have officers notify
the people on the beach. Sheriff
Upchurch reported that he will
be putting extra people on the
beach. Commissioner Williams
then motioned to close all the
beaches in Gulf County for a
24-hour period (until 11:00
a.m. on 6/28/05). After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. The
Board agreed for Commissioner
Barnes to contact the family of
the victim to express their sym-
pathy. Upon inquiry by T.D.C.

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Director Pickett and Commis-
sioner Williams about educat-
ing the public, E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that they are
in the process of printing litera-
ture to distribute in the motels
about safety in the water.
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
2:25 p.m., E.D.T.

JUNE 28,2005

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in a regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers; Chief Ad-
ministrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Building Inspector
Lee Collinsworth, Emergency
Management Director/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuf-
fin, Maintenance Superinten-
dent Steve Mork, Planner David
Richardson, Assistant Road De-
partment Superintendent Louie
Flowers, T.D.C. Director Paula
Pickett, Veteran's Service Offi-
cer Bo Williams, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, dnd Sheriffs Office
Major Mike Harrison.
Major Harrison called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
Rev. Andrew Ruther-
ford opened the meeting with
prayer, and Major Harrison led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items. Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-,

1) Minutes June 14, 2005
- Regular Meeting

2) Agreement Cape San
Bias Lighthouse Keeper's
Quarters (Historical
Society / New Millennium
Construction / 27,785.00)

3) Culvert Installation St.
Joseph Bay Country Club

4) Inventory Emergency
Management (Junk #90-
119, #90-216, #90-160,
m90.218, 090-.185, #90-.
214, i90.167, 190-168,
490 165 & *90.153)

5) Invoice Prank L Lewellen
C. R. 381/Dalkeith Road
S.C.O.P. (#857 *$330.00
to be paid from Account

Gulf Atlantic Culvert
Company C. R 381/
Dalkeith Road -
S.C.O.P. (#44903 *
$1,671.20 to be paid
from Account #40641-

Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Gaskln Park Permit

(#63953 $1,425.00 *
to be paid from Account

Preble-Rish, Inc. C. R.
381/Dalkeith Road -
S.C.O.P. (#63955 .
$24,138.80 to be paid
from Account #40641-

Sheriffs Office/Security
Equipment Company
($125.00 reimb. to Sheriff
/ #126717 $557.00 to
Security Equipment to be
paid from Account 31123-

The Forgotten Coast
Company Sheriffs Office
(#5-464 $1,160.00 to
be paid from Crime Pre
vention Funds)

6) Job Move Castldera
Watts and Randy Williams
up to Equipment Operator
.II positions Public Works
effective immediately

7) S.H.LP. Agreement (BCC
& Community Development
S.H.I.P. Purchase As-
sistance (Deanne Williams *
S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement (Cothran/Bayside
Savings Bank)
S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement (Davis/Oak Street

8) Special Projects Payments,
as follows:

Dist. 1 Walmart Howard
Creek Community Health Fair


The Board then addressed
the following recommendations
from the June 21, 2005 meeting
of the Planning & Development
Review Board:
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider final plat approval for St
Joseph Living, Inc. (Parcel ID
#03083-020R 6.50 acres in
S30, T8S, R10W 21 units),
County. Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the final
plat of Plantation Palms sub-
division. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a side setback variance for
Wayne and Carla Odell (Parcel
ID #04029-OOR encroaching
8" into the side setback of the
NE corner and 4" into the SE
corner), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this variance request. Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider a small-scale land
iuse change for St. Joe Com-
pany (Parcel ID #00363-050R
changing 8 acres +/- of con-
servation land to residential low
density), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
MeLemore motioned to ap-
prove the small-scale land use
change. Commissioner Barnes
"seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for St. Joe Bay, LLC (Parcel ID
#06257-050R 2.99 acres in
818, T9S, R11W 10 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Pompano Cove
subdivision. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for The Parvey Companies (Par-
cel ID #06269-009R & 06269-
010R 3.66 acres in S18, T9S,
R1l1W* 10 units), County Attor-
ney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner McLemore motioned to
approve the preliminary plat
of Planters Cove subdivision,
contingent upon a 25-foot set-
back from State Road 30-E and
a permanent barrier between
road Tee and adjacent proper-
ties. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Southern Boys Investment
Group (Parcel ID #03191-002R
2.62 acres in S22, T9S, R10W
7 units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner McLemore motioned to
approve the preliminary plat of
Fadeaway Compound at Indian
Pass subdivision. Commission-
er Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider final plat approval
for Booth Associates SE, Inc.
(Parcel ID #03187-007R 8.73
acres in S21, T9S, R10W 26
units), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve the
final plat of Lighthouse Walk at
Indian Pass. subdivision, con-
tingent upon D.E.P. approval
of construction seaward of the
Coastal Construction Control
Line. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
Booth Holdings Booth Trust,
LLC (Parcel ID #03187-015R *
8.72 acres in S21 & 822, T9S,
R10W 12 units), County Attor-
ney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
the final plat of Summer Bay at
.Indian Pass subdivision. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Chairman Peters discussed
that he received a letter from
Clerk Norris concerning of-
fice space available in the
Wewahitchka Courthouse.
Chairman Peters suggested
that Commissioner Traylor
and Commissioner McLemore
check to see if there is space
available for a Clerk's Office
branch. Commissioner Traylor
and Commissioner McLemore
agreed to check into this matter
and report back to the Board.
Tim Wilder, Superinten-
dent of Gulf County Schools,
appeared before the Board to
thank them for the extra as-
sistance (both labor and fi-
nances) they provide to Gulf
County youth. Superintendent
Wilder stated that if there was
any way the School Board and
the County Commissioners can
work closer together, the School
Board is willing to do so. Chair-
man Peters thanked Superin-
tendent Wilder for coming be-
fore the Board.
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that, at the F.A.C.
Meeting in Tampa last week, he
was appointed to another two-
year term on the Florida Coun-
ties Foundation Board, and he
thanked them for allowing him
to serve on this Board for the
past two years. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to allow
Chief Administrator Butler to
continue to serve on this Board
for the 2005-2007 term. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the

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Joe, Wewa & The Cape. 120 Liberty Drive, PSJ.
Dan & Diana 227-8225 or 5V
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s a flood victims with roofing YARD SALE!
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850-827-2493 Rick Trolard, 850-229-6326 Sewing machines, tables
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Board has immediate st. Cook Brothers, Inc. (an
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STEVE BRANT ROOFING bus drivers. A bus driver applications. Please call
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& Insured. 229-6326 ed beginning Monday, Oc- GE Refridge 26.6 Cubic
tober 3, at 6:00PM Eastern MAINTENANCE Person Feet, white, side by side,
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you are away. In business being approved by School UMC, PT paid position. *Furniture, *Glassware,
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if interested or want years verifyable experi- Near Corner of Hwy 98/71
more information, ence. Hourly pay with full Port St. Joe, FL.
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850-227-1260 lace, Mexico Beach Har-
2176 HY984 Lotsmon Realty, 850-527-2560
great possibilities for multi- or 800-239-4959.
Family, 183ft unobstructed ST. JOE BEACH,
S Bay View. City water & 75x150ft, (high) with mo-
PIECE BEDROOM sewer. currently a conven- bile home, 2br, 2ba. 1 1/2
6 PIECE BEDROOM pchr R ience store with gas blocks from gulf. $350k.
woSUITE, full zcanopy,2 night 600 Financial pumps. $1,700,000. Call OBO. 850-647-9193.
wood, full size, 2 night Joan Lovelace (Cell
stands, headboard & foot- 527-2560) Mexico Beach ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
board, canopy & dresser Commercia Harmon Realty (800) Shores Subdivision, excel-
$500. Call 850-229-9579 239-4959. lent location. High eleva-
tion. 2nd block from
Reeves M / W- MEXICO BEACH, 1294 beach, underground utili-
Furniture & Refinishing REMEMBER: ADS in SQ FT. office building ties including sewer,
ture & this classification may or 78 zoned General Commer- $279,900. Call Joan Love-
234 Reid Ave. 2296374 may not require an in- cial or residential.on Hwy lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-.
Tempur-pedic Beds ,;.. vestment or may be OFFICE FOR RENT- ap- 98. $695,000. Joan Love- co Beach Harmon Realty
Oreck Vacuums multi-level marketing prox. 500 sf, 1 room, lace, Mexico Beach Har- (800)239-4959
... opportunities. We do 10x22/1 room 10x10/ mon Realty. 850-527-2560
not recommend giving kitchen/ bath. All utilities or 800-239-4959
credit card or bank ac- included. First/last/ securi- T
count information out ty deposit required. $650 A
Ready to over the phone. Always monthly. Available Sept 0 F --
i . : Finish research the company 15th. Call 227-9292 or
"'*": Furniture you plan to do business 227-6120.
with BEFORE investing. 2 a, 2 BA, proe-construco87
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ae 2 7Beach. Spacious with walk
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I p Pool. $235k. 850-527-5708 Nice yard & deck, Free
p America's Mini FISH CAMP Howard lawn care, stove & refrig.
Storage & Office creek, lower landing, No pets, $495 mo. $200
1 Complex furnd, $7,500. 827-2566. dep. Call Toll Free (877)
All Sizes available. 874-8001.
SBoat & RV Storage, Florida Gulf Front 2 BR, 1 BA, Trailer for
0 Residential & climate controlled rent, located 1752 Cobia
storage available. Reduced Price St. $400 mo + $400 dep.
en 850-229-8014 or Luxury Homes and Call 850-227-9363.
w T T fa850-258-4691 Preconstruction/ 3BR 2 BA, partially
7 Apartm enw Under Construction tuornd water &garb incld
555 Garage Sales FOR LEASE New C Condo sales.648-5033
mercial Office and ware- Call 1-800-681-0362 Call 6485033
LONG-TERM rentals, near house storage. in St. Joe ID# 1410 8
school and beach. Availa- commerce park located on Coldwell Banker Forgotten
55 bie now with 1-year lease. Industrial Rd. (FL Hwy 382) Coast Realty W SS SS
S Contact Century 21 Gulf behind Arizona Chemical.
Coast Vacation Rentals Each space consists of an MEXICO BEACH 507 HILAND VIEW
(850) 229-1200 or (850) office, bath, storage closet Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Port St. Joe
MOVING SALE! 648-5449 and warehouse with 10' home on large corner lot.
501 1/2 Maryland Blvd roll up door. Convenient to Screened porch in front 227-1260
Mexico Beach, vard us 70all locations, 1/2 mile off deck in back. Fenced in
household items, chairs, Hwy 98. 1000 sq.ft. each back yard Short walk to WEWA/ BRYANT'S LAND-
tools, porcelain vases, pic- space. $550 per month. 12 beach. $275,000. Joan ING area, $ Smo., in
tures, many other items. to month leases. One month Lovelace, Mexico Beach W/S/G. Call Susan
many to describe. 10'x20' 2 BR, 2 BA, brand new security deposit Office Harmon Realty. (800) 639-4200.
shed to be moved. Condo, 1/2 mile to Mexico (850) 229-8014. Home 239-4959. Local 527-2560 '
Beach, pool, unfurn'd, (850) 229-8030 cell M
$1,000mo. 404-663-0226 850-258-4691 MEXICO BEACH, 3 br, 2si Hwy,
be, Beachside of Hwy, well
ST. JOE BEACH, 255 Co- maintained, fully furnished,
lumbus St. Fri. & Sat. 8-? 2, 3 & 4 BR long term rent- G f maintained, fully furnished,
Garage Sale als available. Call MINI STOLovelace, Gufv Mexico Beach$695,000. Joan
Hambrick Realty 648-1102 Lovelace, Mexico Beach
for details O4o Gawism Ave, Port St Joe, FL Harmon Realty,
(PristinePools,net doorto units) (850)527-2560 oor
YARD SALE! 3 BR, 2 BA, brand new 2296200 Office 800-239-4959900) Marine I Aviation
517 4th St., PSJ Condo, 1/2 mile to MexicoME CO B A H 3 BR
Saturday 8am-? Beach, pool, unfurn'd, 814.7400 Cell Phone MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR,
For Info call 229-9505 $1 po.l,404-663-0226 400Cel2.5 BA, custom butt, 4 yrs
For info call 229-9505 $1,150mo. 404-663-0226 old, full dinning room, 2 n90
DUPLEX Mexico Beach, 2* car garg, screened porch, y
DUPLEX Mexico Beach, 2 BEACH FL room, many extras, ,
BR, 1.5 BA, across from $565K By appt 1998 18FT SEADOO
dedicated beach. Call STORAGE 850-648-6532. owner Sportster Twin Rotax en-
S647-8259 or 850-445-0516 gine Jet Boat, bimini top,
Day: 227-7200 OVERSTREET, $274,900. full boat cover, new galva-
7 i n Night: 647-3882 15ft pond -w/fish & docks. 229-2748
St. Joe Beach Greenhouse, Salt system
SMecns 2 B hmoeBeo onwell, screened porch over- 16' TRACKER BOAT, wth
SMerchandie 2 BR / 1 BA home on looks pond. Carport w/air galvanized trailer, 40hp
SFor Sale large shady lot in quiet conditioned carport. Call Mariner motor, looks &
neighborhood. Eat in Joan Lovelace, Mexico runs great, $3850. Call
kitchen with updated appli- Beach Harmon Realty 229-8058
room. ances' Carport w/ utility 800-239-4959 Bayside Savings Bank,
5 roomC N8ce front deckr 202 Marina Drive, Port St.
Call 229-8211 or 227-5301 OVERSTREET, 3br/2ba Joe, FL (850) 229-7700,
for more information on 2 acres. Laundry room will be accepting bids on
onic Pride & storage area. Outside the following vehicle from
Sonic Pride 3 BR, 2 BA house at Bea- PLUS SMALL ENGINE ed has lights & gas. Septhe follo12 wing200vehicle from
Mobility Scooter con Hill, fully furn'd with REPAIRS $249,900. Joan Lovelace September 23, 2005: 1987
3 wheels, excellent condi- beautiful Gulf views. $1500 $4 527-2560, Mexco each SKI BARGE BOAT, 19FT
tion, $1300. 850-380-4379. mo. incl's until's. Avail. Sept NOW AVAILABLE 527-2560, Harmon Beachlty AND BARG5HP BOAT,SUZUKI
15. Call 647-8317 Climate Control 800-239-4959 BOAT. Bayside Savings
Bank reserves the right to
p1- q3 BR, 2 BA, across from PANAMA CITY, 4br/2ba reject any and all bids
57 St. Joe Beach, garage, St. Joe on fenced corner lot. Boat sold AS IS no war
W i- heated pool, $1500mo. Rent-All, Inc. Above ground pool. Caba- rant
Call 850-899-0678 na. $110,000. Joan Love-
706 First Street lace 527-2560, Mexico HOUSEBOAT, $16,000.
HOT TUB FOR RENT, very nice 3br, Phone 227-2112 Beach Harmon Realty 38' LOA, 12' beam, totally
Best Deal on (HYDRO 2ba house, that has been 800-239-4959 rebuilt, V6, GMC engine,
SPA) w/warranty. Never completely renovated with / MINI-STORAGE \ new bottom job, in Apa-
used, seats 5 w/lounger, almost everything new in a PORT ST. JOE 1902 lachicola. Can deliver as
Affordable- $1995. 850- quiet neighborhood. Close Garrison Ave. Charming 2 far as Panama City with
648-1088 or 628-6858. to schools with fenced in 111 d BR, 1 BA home on 78x150 enough beer. 370-6360.
back yard. Rent includes lot. Fenced backyard, car-
monthly pest control, yard a5x10 10x10 10x20 port, storage building.
maintenance & garbage $209,900. Joan Lovelace
pick up. REFERENCES A On Site Rentals 6 Days Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
MUST. NO PETS. A Week alty 850-527-2560 or
$850mo. 1st, last, sec. (800)239-4959.
dep. & lease required. Call
227-7125 & leave mes- ASKABOUTFREE ST. JOE BEACH. 3br,
sage for appointment & MONTH'S RENT! 2ba, fireplace, hot tub, 2
further information, car garage, $295,000.
Joan Lovelace, Mexico 1000 Automotive
Beach Harmon Realty
AMERICA'S MINI STORAGE 850-527-2560 or
ad, Ochlocknee & OFFICE COMPLEX 800-239-4959
loda Port St. Joe, Commerce Park, i
SOff US Hwy 98; 141 Commerce Drive, Port St Joe excellent condition, well
For Information Call: MEXICO BEACH- Deep mffratan. $ or best
(850) 229-8014 (850) 229-8030 water canal front, 2002 af-
Storag o wil to t) fordable luxury townhouse Ialte rN
, ia6 (850) 258-4691 2 br, 1.5 ba, furn'd, 1 bik to 4 2f lI U1Int
*. 1il5 "height limit. Priced to sell
by owner, $585,000. Call Bayside Savings Bank,
S.Self Storage Office Warehouse (315) 525-4306. 202 Mtarina Drive, Port St.
-i 3 Acre Boat/RV Rental Units PRICE REDUCED! will be accepting bids on
.S (Avalable f 2 48ace t the following vehicle from
O Covered/Uncovered (Available from 25 x 40 ace to iT September 12, 2005 thru
Storage or will build to suit) access to Bay, Intercoastal September 23, 2005:1987
Gu f pluam.and GuOplusaAmenitiesNCHE PO-
.fwol Yanrbu NEER 4x4. Bayside Say-
i^.* Climate Controlled ^ Codweil Banker Res. right to reject any and all
ON SsizesA'ilabhe 8- 89bids. Vehicle sold AS IS,
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0chlocknee Bay I O" \ 10' Iii N t Access to Bay & Gulf 4 Afl
ways ] x 1 120",lS5 Month | .Boat ramp ALUMINUM TOPPER for
he Canal or In : ," .Pool like new, $250. Call
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motion, and it passed
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the Florida Coun-
ties Foundation Board has four
primary things they handle: (1)
the Small County Technical As-
sistance Program, (2) Technical
Assistance with the comprehen-
sive plan, (3) the F.A.C. annual
conference program, and (4) the
County Commission Certifica-
tion Program.
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that the program
started in 1996, and has cer-
tified 146 Commissioners
through June of last year. He
reported that 34 Commission-
ers graduated from the program
last week, including Commis-
sioner Williams, and presented
him with a plaque. Chief Ad-
ministrator Butler also reported
that Commissioner Williams
has been appointed to the
F.A.C. Health & Human Servic-
es Committee. Upon request by
Commissioner Williams, Com-
missioner McLemore motioned
to approve travel expenses for

Commissioner Williams in re-
lation to serving on the Health
& Human Services Committee.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the bid received
foerwater craft for the South
Gulf County Fire Department
has been awarded to Yamaha
Sea Doo of Panama (only bid-
der for bid #0405-18), and
S.G.C.F.D. has requested per-
mission to purchase another
(cheaper) water craft from the
same bidder. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve
this request. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he has received
a letter of resignation from As-
sistant Planner Andrew Rowell,
effective Friday, July 1, 2005.

Sheriff Upchurch reported
that volunteers responded tre-
mendously to the recent shark
attack, stating that the first
responders from South Gulf
County Fire Department were
on the scene within three min-
utes, E.M.S. units were there
within sixteen minutes, and the
Sheriffs Office was on the scene
within seven minutes.
Sheriff Upchurch discussed
that the Sheriffs Office has en-
countered a problem with their
body armor for the deputies.
He reported that the company
called Second Chance has in-
formed them that they have
twenty-five vests that are under
recall, and they will not guaran-
tee the safety of the vests or if
they will work. He stated that the
replacement cost for the vests
would be about .$11,300.00.
He further reported that the
original vests were purchased
through a fifty-fifty grant, and
that the grant will not be avail-

able again until January. Upon
inquiry by Chairman Peters,
Sheriff Upchurch reported Sec-
ond Chance has filed for Bank-
ruptcy and will not be replacing
any of the vests. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to amend the
General Fund budget by reduc-
ing Reserve for Contingencies
and increasing the appropriate
line item to purchase replace-
ment vests. Upon recommen-
dation of County Attorney Mc-
Farland, Commissioner Traylor
included in his motion that
this is an emergency purchase
which would eliminate the bid
process. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
Sheriff Upchurch thanked
all of the County Staff for their
assistance to the Sheriff's De-
partment following the June
27th shark attack.
T.D.C. Director Paula Pick-
ett reported that a Specialist
is here from the University of
Florida that she had been in

contact with for the past thirty
six hours about the local shark
attack. George Burgess, from
the University of Florida, ap-
peared before the Board and
discussed that the shark at-
tacks that have taken place in
Gulf and Walton Counties were
the first attacks ever for these
Counties. He further discussed
the importance of educating the
public, and recommended put-
ting up signs, and distributing
handouts and pamphlets, not
just about sharks, but all of the
dangers associated with local
waters. Commissioner Traylor
thanked Mr. Burgess for his
time and efforts to assist Gulf
County. Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Williams about the
decline of sharks in the waters
and the net ban, Mr. Burgess
stated that there is an increase
in the human population in the
local waters. Chairman Peters
thanked E.M.S. Director Mc-
Guffin for the quick- response
to the incident. E.M.S. Director
McGuffin thanked the people on
the beach who assisted during
this incident, and stated that all
citizens need to get involved in
first aid and C.P.R. training.

Sandra Chafin, Director
of the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce, appeared before
the Board to report that on
Monday, July 4th, the City of
Wewahitchka will have several
activities at T. L. James Park,
and their fireworks show will
be held at Lake Alice Park. She
also reported that the City of
Port St. Joe will have their Inde-
pendence on the Coast Festival
on July 2nd-4th at Frank Pate
Park (the Drifters will perform
live), and invited the public to
attend both celebrations.
Brenda Ward appeared be-
fore the Board to report that
she has been working with
Doug Kent and other officials
on placing bronze statues (with
a water feature) and plaques
that would honor all Doctors
that have been involved with
public health in the Health
Department. She stated she
would also like to honor the
Administrators, Nurses and
the Commissioners, past and
present. Mrs. Ward stated that
the Health Department Build-
ing was originally named after
her father, Dr. Albert L. Ward,

and requested permission to
continue to work with Mr. Kent
to develop a commemorative
layout. Commissioner Traylor
commended Mrs. Ward and her
family for all of their efforts.
Doug Kent reported that they
will try to have the re-dedica-
tion of the Health Department
on July 14th for all the Com-
missioners and community.
Commissioner Barnes motioned
to approve Mrs. Ward's request.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Chairman Peters
discussed that prior to the
Board Meeting tonight, they
held a special dedication recep-
tion for Mrs. Monica Stone (who
is in the audience). Chairman
Peters thanked Mrs. Stone for
her donation and for everything
she has done for the Health De-
Commissioner Traylor
stated that the Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe District 4 All
Star Teams will be going to the
State tournament, and this
is the first time this has ever
happened. Jay Bryan, spokes
person from the 10 & under all

star teams for Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board requesting that they
support the teams in this effort.
Eugene Raffield appeared before
the Board to discuss the impor-
tance of sports to the youth of
Gulf County, and he stated that
he would appreciate any sup-
port from the Board in this mat-
ter. Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to donate $250.00 from
each district's special projects
payments funds to each team.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
Chairman Peters discussed
that the St. Joe Track Club
will be competing in the 2005
A.A.U. Junior Olympic Games
in New Orleans on July 27-Au-
gust 7, 2005. Chairman Peters
passed the Chair to Vice-Chair-
man McLemore, and motioned
to donate $100.00 from each
District's special projects pay-
ments funds to the Track Club.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously. Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.
To be Continued ...

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Feasibility Studies Finances InveLstments
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Complete Landscaping and Irrigation
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

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