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The star
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 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: September 29, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Teen Life Made No Easier by Hurricane

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
They had only been in school a week
when the hurricane hit.
Time enough for William Just's Jesuit
High School football team to win their Friday
night jamboree.
Then they were here, enrolled in Port St.
Joe High School, waiting for the day they'll be
allowed to return home.
Six Hurricane Katrina evacuees from
St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans and Biloxi
have joined the high school's ninth and 10th-
grade classes.
Two are brother and sister, two have
known each other since middle school.
All are struggling, in the already
harrowing teenage years, with loss, despair
and uncertainty while attempting to navigate
their new surroundings.

'Some have been more successful than
The Sharks' New Kicker
Immediately after enrolling at the high
school, Just joined the Shark football team
as a kicker.
The Sharks embraced the New Orleans
sophomore, offering Just their friendship,
new clothes and shoes.
Football Coach John Palmer said he was
thrilled about the team's newest addition and
proud that the Sharks have given Just such
a warm reception.
"He has really helped our kids grow
and mature, and he's been wonderful to be
around," Palmer said.
Just has played in every Shark game
since joining the team three weeks ago.
Last Friday, his teammates fulfilled their
hometown obligations by teaching him all

about the historic Port St. Joe-Wewahitchka
rivalry before the night's big game.
"We have a big rivalry at home, too," Just
said on Tuesday.
The Jesuit Blue Jays were to finish their
season in a match up against Martin High
School. Now, it will likely be January before
Just's high school reopens.
Some of his friends, evacuated to Baton
Rouge and Houston, are going to school from
3:45 to 9:30 p.m. Just said the schools there

could not accommodate an additional 400
students during regular hours.
"Most of the schools in New Orleans are
living off other schools," Just said.
Just's parents are in Baton Rouge. His
father makes the trip to New Orleans when
he can to repair the damage to their home,
while Just stays in Port St. Joe at the home
of family friends Tom and Mary Gibson.

See TEEN LIFE on Page 11 A

Searching for Signs of Health

Along the Ravaged Gulf Coast

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Dwan Hightower retired from the
Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga. in
2002, she migrated south to St. Joe Beach.
There, she has enjoyed a busy retirement,
joining a score of local organizations and
founding her own publishing company.
In the days after Hurricane Katrina
ravaged the coastal regions of Louisiana
and Mississippi. Hightower's already busy
retirement became busier when she received
an urgent message from her former employers
at the CDC.
Twice, Hightower politely declined the
CDC's request to assist in their Hurricane
Katrina relief efforts. Twice, she responded
to their e-mails with the same three-word
phrase: "No, I'm retired."
The CDC's third message came by
registered mail. Somewhere, in the fine print
of her employment contract, the CDC had
retained Hightower's services in emergency
situations until she turned 60. '
The letter read: "You need to be in
Atlanta on Wednesday."
Hightower booked a flight. From Atlanta,
she was dispatched to New Orleans, Biloxi,
Gulf Port and Slidell, where she joined
a team of epidemiologists, health care
professionals, disease specialists, nurses
and lab technicians.
Nothing could prepare Hightower for
what she saw floating corpses, rabid dogs,
alligators loosed from flooded alligator farms.
Everywhere, destruction, and refugees in
search of shelter.
"It looks like Baghdad," said Hightower,
in Port St. Joe last week.
In Louisiana and Mississippi, Hightower

William Just, from New Orleans, and siblings Ashley and Austin Becker, from Biloxi, enrolled in
Port St. Joe High School after Hurricane Katrina forced them to evacuate. The students are living with
family friends.

Peters Reinstated as Chairman Effective in January

Dwan G. Hightower
spent her time collecting water samples for
CDC's mobile laboratories. She described her
sampling area as a "huge cesspool."
Because the water was filled with
contaminates, Hightower wore a white
jumpsuit.., helmet, gloves, and lime green
rubber boots.
The CDC labs tested for the presence
of vibrio, typhus and dyptheria, and were
on watch for the mosquito-borne West Nile
"West Nile is our biggest concern right
now," said Hightower, noting that while
the hurricane knocked out all the existing

See SEARCHING on Page 7A

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Decision reversals have become routine
for the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners in recent weeks.
Chairman Carmen McLemnore motioned
to reinstate Nathan Peters as chairman
beginning the first meeting in January.
Peters will then complete his original term
ending next October.
The motion wag unanimously approved.
Jerry' Barnes was not at the meeting for
family reasons.
"I think this is a very good thing," said
Commissioner Billy Traylor.
On Aug. 23, the commission voted to
"move forward" with a return to county
wide voting. In conjunction with the motion
on voting, Nathan Peters was unseated as
chairman of the board.
On Sept. 13, the board reversed its
decision, opting to maintain single-member
districtrvoting. The board did not, after many
citizens requested Peters' reinstatement in
mid-September, vote to return him to the
chairman's seat until Tuesday night, more
than a month after the original decision.
Part in parcel of the Board's back and
forth was the issue of redrawing district lines

to include more constituents for District 4.
County attorney Tim McFarland advised
that the Board would need to go through the
regular advertising process, alerting voters
of the new districts. He said that at the end
of the advertising process, the new districts
lines will take effect.
In other business:
McFarland updated the board on the
progress of the advisory committee for a
proposed beach renourishment project on
Cape San Blas.
McFarland said the committee has
elected to move forward with a special taxing
district to help fund the costly, but critical
project. After discussion in the committee and
advice from a legal firm in Tallahassee that
specializes in taxing law, McFarland said the
committee would like to move forward with a
Municipal Services Taxing Unit or MSTU.
An MSTU is a taxing district authorized
by state statutes for providing for specific
services and/or improvements to a defined
geographical area.
This proposed area for beach
renourishment is the stretch from the Stump
Hole to the St. Joseph State Park on Cape
San Blas.
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by Herman Jones
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As ships from foreign
lands glided into sparkling
St. Joseph's Bay on their
way to old St. Joseph, they
would have sailed past a
handsome, white-washed
brick lighthouse. Built to aid
commerce in the old city, its
life was just as short as the
city it served.
As a young fellow in the
early 60's, I had seen a refer-
ence to a lighthouse on St.
Joseph's Point. (Early charts
use the possessive on Saints'
names ... St. Joseph's Point,
St. Andrew's, etc.; modem
charts do not. I prefer to use
the old punctuation.)
With the coming of
the tourist and real-estate
boom, many newcomers,
tourist and real-estate bro-
chure writers, ignoring local
maps and charts, began call-
ing St. Joseph's Peninsula
"The Cape" and St. Joseph's
Point "The Tip of the Cape."
Competent writers should
do their homework, stick to
the facts and not make up
names for places that have
been named for hundreds of
Before the state park
came, my family would drive
the Gulf beach from Cape
San Blas Light (that's where
the paved road ended) to St.
Joseph's Point. I would wan-
der the dunes and look for

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tell-tale signs of the point's
past. A jumble of concrete
about a half-mile from the
point got my attention; as
it was scattered pieces of
black glass and bits of trans-
ferware. For twenty years I
surmised this was the old

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lighthouse site.
By the 80's I had got-
ten to know Captain Dave
Maddox, who, as a young
boy, had spent many a day
on the peninsula helping
with his father's cattle and.
staying at the pilot's sta-
tion. I asked him if he knew
anything about the old light-
house, and he assured me he
could help me out. Eventually
he showed me the true loca-
tion of the old tower.
As a boy he had seen the
intact base of the lighthouse
located 100 feet from the bay
shore about one mile from
today's point. It was heavily
overgrown and surrounded
by huge pines and cabbage
palms. Unfortunately, U.S.

Army exercises that took
place on the peninsula until
the early 70's had bulldozed
the original foundation.
Today only a jumbled mound
of broken brick marks the
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eral times over the years is
that brick lighthouses were
built of curved brick. I have
visited dozens of lighthouses,
their museums and explored
several ruins of fallen towers.
I have never seen a curved
brick in my lighthouse trav-
Common sense then told
me that my original site near
the point was probably the
camp of the harbor pilots of
St. Joseph, who would wait
there to guide ships into the
old port.
In 1837, Florida's del-
egate to Congress, Joseph
White, proposed to establish
a port of entry and a light-
house for the entrance of St.
Joseph's Bay. On March. 3,
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School Board on Guard about Fuel Supplies, Prices

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The members of the Gulf
County School Board have
their eyes on the pump.-
Fuel prices, arid supplies,
were a pressing topic for
School Board members during
a special meeting on Tuesday
as the state and region face
potential shortages and
spikes in prices.
Thus far the district has
remained largely unscathed,
said Don Rich, district
supervisor for transportation,
because of the assistance
of Jimmy Gander and his
wholesale fuel business.
Gander, a School Board
member in Franklin County,
has worked tirelessly to ensure
the district is sufficiently
supplied, Rich said.
"Mr. Gander has more
than gone out of his way to
make sure we have diesel,"
Rich said. "He's said he's going
to make sure the schools are
taken care of."
This makes Gulf County
one of the lucky ones, as
Superintendent Tim Wilder
said, noting that a recent
conference call among all
superintendents and state
education officials highlighted
that as many as five or six
districts were within days of
running out of fuel.
State officials were
working to provide as much
diesel as possible to those
Outside Florida, the

County -

In this taxing unit, ad
valorem taxes may be levied
to provide funding for the
Following the board's
approval to move forward
with this funding structure
for the project, eligible voters
in the defined area will vote
in a special election to pass
the MSTU.
Filling in on behalf of an
absent County Administrator,
Lynn Stephens requested
that the board sign off on
proposed pay raises by the
Oct. 1 deadline.
She also reported that
the Strategic Planning
Committee, appointed by the
BCC, is close to having their
survey completed for public
"We will bring them to
the Board before they're sent
out," Stephens assured.
Denise Manuel of the
Human Resources and Risk
Management department
reported that the Gulf
County fire departments had
received a $430,000 grant
for fire training equipment.
The county agreed to a five
percent match, $21,500, to

governor of Georgia recently
cancelled two days of school
statewide in order to conserve
fuel and in Kentucky public
schools have gone to a four-
day week.
"There are districts
running out of fuel," Wilder
Thus far Gulf County is
not one of them, with Rich
informing the board that he
has about a month's worth
on hand.
"If necessary, if we cut
back, we might be able to get
an extra two or three weeks
from what we have," Rich
He added, however, that
no one really has a handle on
what the near-future holds
for both supply and price in
the region.
There is beginning to be
some conservation measures
in bus use, however, in the
county. At both Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe High
Schools they have planned
to consolidate a bit this
Friday for football games
in Northview and Sneads,
respectively, eliminating the
need to use at least three
buses combined to transport
teams, bands, cheerleaders
and other students heading
to the games.
Teachers have also been
asked by district officials to
eliminate any unnecessary
use of buses for field trips
and the like.
"The next few months we

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accept the grant.
Manuel said after training
Gulf County firefighters,
the training equipment can
be used to train firefighters
in surrounding counties.
Therefore, this equipment can
be a revenue-generating asset
for the county.
Shane McGuffin, director
of Emergency Medical Services
"This is something
we 'need to train volunteer
firefighters," he said.
Emergency Management
Coordinator Marshall
Nelson had to request a 31-
day extension on a state
homeland security grant. He
also requested approval to
purchase 10 computers for
the emergency operations
The Board approved
overtime pay for Sheriff's

deputies for their work

will have to tip-toe through
them," Rich said.
While Gander has helped
ensure supply, prices, over
which he has little control,
are another matter. Rich said
the district paid less than
$2 a gallon last year but is
now paying between $2.30
and $2.50. He anticipated the
price per gallon would rise to
$3 before too much time had
gone by.
District financial officer
Sissy Worley said she had
anticipated such price
increases and put additional
dollars into the transportation
budget for the coming fiscal
In other business taken
up during Tuesday's meeting:
Personnel continued
to be a nagging issue for
the district. The district has
a shallow pool of substitute
teachers and is currently
without a math and English
teacher at Port St. Joe High
Due to state class-size
requirements, Wilder is also
recommending the district
place another teacher in K-3
at Port St. Joe Elementary.
On top of that, Sara Joe
Wooten, director of instruction
for the district, recommended
the board look at placing an
additional reading coach at
each end of the county to meet
state reading improvement
"The concern I have most
is the math teacher at Port St.

during Hurricane Dennis.
County Clerk Becky Norris
said $26,026 borrowed from
other areas of the budget will
be reimbursed upon receipt of
funds from FEMA.
Doug Kent of the Gulf
County Health Department
announced that the Health
Care committee will be
convening at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4
to discuss specific objectives
for the half-cent sales tax
approved to fund indigent
care and a proposed new
hospital in Gulf County.
Marilyn Blackwell,
a vocal opponent of the
commission, outlined a series
of board actions she deemed
detrimental for the citizeTI of
Gulf County.
Among the laundry list of
actions taken by the board,
Blackwell said the county had
given away a stretch of U.S.
98 that was in a storm surge
area, passed a resolution
that prevented sewage being
trucked into Gulf County,
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Joe High School," Wilder said.
"I am extremely concerned but
optimistic. We are looking."
As a temporary solution,
the board approved the
hiring of retired teacher Carol
Cathey for Port St. Joe High
School until such time as a
replacement math teacher is
The new wing at
Wewahitchka Middle School
will be dedicated to the
late Oscar Redd during the
board's October meeting in
Wewahitchka. The meeting
is slated for Oct. 11. The
ceremony is tentatively
scheduled for about 11 a.m.
CT that day.
The board reviewed
for later adoption its five-
year Strategic Plan. A state
requirement, the plan, in
short strokes, sets in writing
the district's goals for the
next five years and its path
toward meeting those goals.
The plan puts particular
emphasis on meeting state
reading improvement
mandates and includes
the adoption of a summer
Voluntary Pre-K program,
which along with a summer
reading program for third-
graders is the second summer
program required of districts
by the state in the past couple
of years.
A meeting was held
this week among district
stakeholders to discuss the
future of the ESE cluster class
at Port St. Joe Elementary.

since dumped sewage in the
area and spent tax dollars for
"give-aways" in the form of
dirt, filled ponds, swimming
pools and many other favors,
"all for votes."
"All available resources
have been focused on
development and tourism
and for years only words
have addressed the dire need
of housing for the poor,"
Blackwell said.
Just after alleging that
contamination testing of the
water and species in the St.
Joseph Bay had not been
properly conducted, her
allotted time ran out.
',"Time's up, Mrs.
'Blackwell," McLemore said.
"Aren't y'all lucky," she

The class has grown
to 26 students there are
at least 11 other potential
candidates for the class -
and has attracted attention
from around the area for
the work being done with
students who face sometimes
daunting everyday challenges
at school.
"This is huge," Wilder
said. "What a great thing we
have going. We are a model.
And it's going to get more and
more, bigger and bigger."
There are challenges
ahead in dealing with that
growth, though, summarized
by Wilder as, "Where is this

going? How fast is it going?
What do we have to do."
Six students are due
to move into middle school
next year and the district is
examining options for how to
accommodate those students
as well as the steadily growing
elementary class.
Among the options
discussed were creating K-
8 programs at both ends
of the county or creating a
K-8 cluster at Port St. Joe
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handle the growth is also
under a microscope.


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Editor a Is, Commen ts. The Star
SAGE FOUR THURSDAY, September 22, 2005

This Grass Is Greener

No mistaking the hard lesson county
residents received the past month there
is no plan.
No vision of a county beyond next week
or next month, no plan for putting better
use to tax dollars in addressing the myriad
issues that are hurling like meteorites in
the county's direction.
Call it county government with a dash
of FEMA draw up the essential plans
AFTER the event while for now the .only
issue is how to spend all those tax dollars
rolling in.
For long-time observers of the county
commission, maybe, those words carry all
the surprise of "the sky is blue."
Many more recent residents might
think, upon any of the last four or five
meetings of the County Commission, that
they've stumbled onto the set of Scary
Movie 4.
What makes all the dramedy of the
past month, heck, the past year, more
baffling is that many answers could be
provided without commissioners pulling a
muscle trying to craft them on their own.
Many of those answers are out in the
Because there is no shortage of folks,
the roots in grassroots, too often the ones
trampled by their own elected officials,
who are trying on their own to put down
the foundation for the vision of what Gulf
County and surrounding areas will look
like in five, 10 and 15 years or, for the
benefit of some commissioners, way, way
into the future.
This hardy band are trying to better
understand what challenges lie ahead and
how the county can address those hurdles
as unscathed as possible, without the
residents being left with only tire marks
on their backs.
And the challenge for commissioners
is so perfectly simple: get behind these
efforts, with dollars and voices, or con-
tinue to flail around until the voters deter-
mine they've had enough which, many
might argue, was yesterday.
The brainpower at work is sufficient to
provide gravitas.
The county already has a strategic
planning committee which is pushing up
the hill but needs more support from the
group that created it. There is a need for a
small amount of money to support a study
of what the panel is calling the essentials
,,of a "sustainable community."
Health care, education, housing which
doesn't produce a gag-reflex every fall, they
are all part of the equation for the group,
all a' chapter in writing a foreword for the
The Friends of North Port St. Joe, a
group funded by the Jessie Ball DuPont
Fund and shepherded by Florida State
University experts in urban planning, is
convening study circles to determine what
residents want to see of their community
in the coming decades.
The aim is to ensure that those too
often left behind aren't left on the platform
as the economic train rolls out of the sta-
tion in the coming years.
The county Economic Development
Council is now undertaking a visioning
process aimed at identifying the coun-
ty's strengths and weaknesses concerning
growing business and jobs and how to bol-
ster strengths and buttress weaknesses.
Finally, there is the Community
Development Corporation and its linking
committee which is also exploring how
addressing the issue of affordable housing
fits in the general puzzle which will' reveal

Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Serving To Better Serve The Community
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Next week we invite the celebrate our customers.
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and enjoy a friendly chat and title for it, surely, but we jus
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newspapers are extend- take the time to read ou
ing the welcome mat to the reporting, our stories about
communities in Gulf and the community, view the pic
Franklin counties next week, tures.
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hope creates a newspaper we by for a cookie or a drin1
all be proud of. take the time to sit a spe
In the future well be con- and discuss life in our com
ducting focus groups around munities. Complain a little
the area to better understand if you must, but most
the communities' needs and all let us put a human fac
desires when it comes to the and voice to the hardy folk
newspapers which have been who put out this paper ever
offering them a voice and week.
information for decades. Customer service wee
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our future.
Many of those committees have famil-
iar faces, those folks who believe so strong-
ly in their community, so passionate about
holding onto a thread of it before it frays
into the wind that they'll consume enor-
mous amounts of free time, well serving.
It's the only word to use, though there
are no uniforms and the pay and benefits
are non-existent.
Which is all the more reason the coun-
ty should be investing more, mining these
minds while they are so full of ideas and
linked to hearts with such fervor for the
place they call home.
There is scant excuse that the county's
strategic planning committee has had a
survey on the back-burner because the
County Commission couldn't find $5,000
until the calendar turns to the new fiscal
If the investment should be reserves
for a "rainy day," as was proclaimed again
and again during a recent county budget
hearing, then set aside some of those dol-
lars for those who are dreaming and envi-
sioning that rainy day.
The EDC study should receive more
support in dollars and voice from com-
missioners if for no other reason than, at
the bottom line, it could produce the most
tangible results for the county.
If there is a more urgent need than try-
ing to hold on to those who have or wish to
drive roots into the county soil despite the
lack of a sultan's purse to feed the county's
taxing authorities, we'd love to hear it.
And here's another radical concept;
let's ensure those railroad tracks running
through Port St. Joe no longer serve as a
divining line between those on board and
those left at the station.
All of these issues, of course, should
be on the shoulders of our county com-
missioners. They are elected, paid a decent
wage and premium benefits for just such
purposes. It's supposed to be the reason to
put the name on the ballot, not personal
But the focus and desire more clearly
resides in those that have found purchase
in the grassroots.
If commissioners, as they have clearly
demonstrated the past month, are not will-
ing to carry the weight as officials elected
and paid by the citizens, they should defer
to those who have already risen to the
challenges and are demonstrating public
service in ways large and small each day.
And these folks should not as with
the budget committee appointed two years
ago or the county-wide panel appointed
last year perform some kind of strange
form of Kabuki theater, with commission-
ers pretty much forgetting the central plot
after seeing the performance.
Commissioners should lend needed
financial assistance and a nurturing atmo-
sphere, for starters. They should absorb
and act upon sound recommendations.
In short, since they have trouble clear-
ly delineating a vision of the future on
their own, commissioners should tap into
a solid group of folks in grassroots who
already have the outline in sight.
In this space last week we wrote that
Damon McNair was Commissioner Nathan
Peters' appointee to the county-wide voting
committee. That was incorrect. Mr. McNair
did not serve on the committee and has
consistently supported single-member dis-
tricts, in contrast to what was written. We
humbly regret the error.

more than a glimpse of our
attempts to serve our readers
and customers the other 51
weeks of the year.
We've got meet-and-
greets planned for 4 p.m.
on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in
Apalachicola and 4 p.m. on
Thursday, Oct. 6 in Port St.
If you haven't been by our
new offices in Apalachicola,
they are located across
the street from the county
Chamber of Commerce on
Commerce Street.
Our, relatively, new office
in Port St. Joe is easily locat-
ed next to the Piggly Wiggly,
where Bluewater Outrigger
used to be.
What we also might all
realize in the course of the
week is that more unites us
than sometimes seems sepa-
rates us.
Just a couple of exam-
Franklin County School
Board chairman Jimmy
Gander and his fuel whole-
sale business could be about
the best friend the Gulf
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by Kesley Colbert

Cathy And I Get A

I was sitting at the of-
fice last Saturday morn-
ing when the pain hit me
low down on my left side.
I immediately broke into a
cold sweat! I pounded my
fist on the desk. I cried. I
rammed my head into the
wall. I screamed. I hopped
up and down on one foot.
I ran out in the yard and
threw up.
I thought of Lamar
Taunton. He'd spit out a
thousand of these kidney
stones. And he would un-
derstand exactly the fear
that gripped me now. The
pain was not bad. Yet! I
was sick and frustrated
and distraught and man-
gled and distressed and
well past hysterical be-
cause I knew so well what
was coming I'd been down
this road one time before.
I crawled to the
house..... and lay on the
couch and dared not
Cathy was her usually
cheery self, "Maybe it is not
a kidney stone. There is a
virus going around. You
might just have a bug."
I didn't move for two
days and nights. And I felt
no more pain.
Cathy was sure it "had
If only that could be
possible! But I held out no
hope., Once you've encoun-
tered a kidney stone, you
know the symptoms. They
are unmistakable. And
relentless. And no matter
how much you fight it, the
stone gets you in the end!
I went to work Mon-
day with a great amount
of trepidation. I ate as
gingerly as possible. You
get into this position and
you must consider how
the food you were ingest-
ing might taste the second
time around!
Cathy was pleased with
"my color" when I got home
and she was relieved as I
reported no recurrences of
Saturday morning's "epi-
sode". I had invited eight or
nine friends over for sup-
per and we were watching
some home videos of M. G.
Griffin, Pat "Wedge Man"
Bailey, "Coast" Thompson,
Warren Sapp Floyd, Zack
"Let Me Give You a Hand"
Norris and the boys when
the explosion went off!
I knew immediately it

It is because of him, said
Don Rich, the Gulf District
supervisor of transportation,
Gulf County schools have
roughly a month of fuel on
hand with the state and
the region potentially facing
shortages down the road.
The governor in Georgia
this week cancelled two days
of school statewide to con-
serve fuel. Kentucky is mov-
ing to four-day weeks.
According to Gulf District
officials, there were at least
five counties within days of
running out of fuel this week
as discussed late last week
during a conference call with
state officials.
Thus far, the biggest
impact of the general thin-
ness of fuel supplies on Gulf
District schools has been
some consolidation of groups
- band, team, cheerlead-
ers and others to football
games in Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe as those high
schools travel to Northview
and Sneads, respectively,
this weekend.
All teachers have been
asked to eliminate any
unnecessary school-bus use

Night Out
wasn't e lasagna or Jor-
dan Todd's weak attempt
to block down on an inside
The room started spin-
ning, my stomach did a
triple sow-cow and a little
tiny man with a big pick
ax went to work about
half way between the left
kidney, and my pancreas!
I went reeling down the
hall toward the bathroom
thinking this couldn't be
happening again! I had
limited my soft drink input
since my last stone. I was
exercising regularly. I was
drinking plenty of aspara-
gus juice and ginger root
I don't remember the
kids leaving. I do distinctly
remember that orange Ga-
torade and the pasta sauce
stuff in the lasagna didn't
taste the same coming up
as they did going down. I
threw up an entire seven
layer chocolate cake I had
wolfed down at the Pente-
costal Church social back
in July. I threw up some
rutabagas and lima beans
that I had eaten at my
Aunt Beatrice's in 1971.
A little after 10:00pm
Cathy insisted that we go
to the hospital. By now the
little guy has thrown down
the pick ax and cranked
up the jack hammer. I
tried to argue with her but
I was hurting so much I
just wanted some relief. I
remember her saying right
before I passed out "at
least if we: go we will fird.
out for sure if it is a kidney
stone or not."
I came to as an at-
tendant was taking down
.my name, rank and se-
rial number. It was my
first trip ever to a big hos-
pital emergency room as
the mid-night hour ap-
proached. Folks, there are
some strange things going
on "out there" after dark.
A man sat down next
to me while I was waiting
my turn with a knife stuck
in his leg! The pain in my
side had actually eased up
a mite and I was able to
nod and comment, "Must
have been a pretty rough
night in the kitchen!"
One guy had the end of
his finger cut off, or bitten
off. I couldn't tell for sure
and Cathy wouldn't let me
ask anymore questions. I
was the only patient in the
room wearing shoes. The
rest were barefooted or
flip-flopped. And I was the
only person in the place

for educational purposes for
at least the next month and
district will then assess the
supply situation.
field trips and the like.
The major reason those
are the only crimps in oper-
ations at district schools,
though, is the willingness
of Gander to send one of
his trucks whenever a barge
comes in, wherever he can
locate "even a drop" of diesel,
Rich said.
"Mr. Gander has gone
out of his way to make sure
we have diesel," Rich said.
"He's said he's going to make
sure the schools are taken
care of."
And here's a round
of applause and a swelling
of pride toward the folks in
Carrebelle and surrounding
areas and those in south-
ern Gulf and eastern Bay
The City of Carrabelle
and the City of Mexico Beach
have adopted "sister cities"
over in the areas hardest hit
by Hurricane Katrina.
Each city has adopted
a similarly-sized city for
whatever needs which can

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without a tattoo.
I kinda pulled the
sleeve of my shirt down
over my arm so I wouldn't
appear naked. That tat-
too stuff is personal. And
I didn't mind them having
them. But don't they have
to stick needles in you for
that? I hate needles. I'm
not going out of my way to
inflict pain on myself It's
like sky diving to me. Why
in the world would some-
one ever willingly jump out
of a perfectly good running

A rather large lady
went to yelling because
someone who came in "af-
ter her" got "taken into"
the back and attended to
before her. 'Course, I don't
think this lady realized
the blood from this fella's
head wound was going
to stain the carpet if they
didn't do something fast
He was bleeding so much I
had to jump up and follow
him to the double doors to
make out his tattoo of the
winged creature riding the
They finally called me
"back". We set in this little
room for another hour. My
pain had all but subsided.
The little man with the
pick ax and jackhammer
had called it a day. I was
saying to Cathy "let's get
the heck out of here" when
the doctor came in and
asked.a few questions and
took a few samples.
We had to wait anoth-
er hour for the ct scan per-
son to show up. As she got
me laid down and perfectly
still I notice the Subway t-
shirt under her white hos-
pital smock. I asked her if
this was her second job.
It took another hour for
the doctor and the nurse
and the ct lady to get the
results of my test back
from Australia. It's now 3
o'clock in the morning. I'rm
numb from the now sub-
sided pain, the long road
trip, the late hour and the
three ring circus.
"Mr. Colbert", the doc-
tor's tone was somber and
he got right to the point,
"you have a kidney stone."
Life is full of little sur-
prises.....this wasn't one
of them!
I'd Rather Had The

be addressed, from nails to
clothes and equipment.
The ferrying out of
Carrabelle and Mexico Beach
to those displaced by the
largest natural disaster in
history defines brotherhood
of man.
Those of us at the Times
and Star travel among you
humbly. And these are just
the tips the iceberg is
beyond description.
Of particular note this
week, a drive by Mexico
Beach to collect tools, of any
shape, size and variety, for
its sister city in Mississippi
ends this Friday. For those
in Port St. Joe there is a col-
lection box at First Baptist
Church. There are also col-
lection boxes in Mexico
The folks in Mississippi
have informed their Florida
friends they want to rebuild
their small town themselves
- they just need the tools.
That is the grit and
humanity of small-town life:
Let's share some next
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Last Year's Tenth Grade FCAT Now Available Online

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The tenth grade Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT) is now available
on the Florida Department of
Education website for viewing
by parents and students.
In releasing the questions
and answers to last year's
FCAT, DOE hoped to provide
greater transparency to a
test of great consequence to
10th-grade students.
Tenth-graders who do not
initially pass the reading and
math portions of the FCAT,
and fail to score high enough
,9n six retakes administered
(during their junior and senior
years, will not receive a high
.school diploma.

Two out of 92 students
in the 2005 Port St. Joe
High School graduating
class received certificates of
completion after failing the
FCAT and exhausting all
alternate avenues. (In lieu
of a passing grade on the
FCAT, students must make
minimum scores on the
math and reading portions
of the ACT and SAT college
entrance exams.)
A certificate of completion
means, in effect, that the
student has attended high
The online FCAT reading
exam includes passages on
bike-friendly communities
and the history of baseball,
and a piece about the

women who shaped the U.S.
Constitution by former first
lady Rosalynn Carter.
The math exam, which
features a number of geometry
problems, contains several
written-response questions
for which students may earn '
full or partial credit.
Gulf County educators
are divided on whether or not
access to last year's exam
will be helpful to students.
Port St. Joe guidance
counselor Becky Kite noted
that students are often afraid
of the FCAT. She hoped
the opportunity to view last
year's test would help to ease
their nerves.
"I think anything they can
do to enhance their learning

is definitely beneficial," Kite
Port St. Joe High
School assistant principal
Melissa Ramsey was less
enthusiastic, noting that the
students most concerned
about the test are those who
will be forced retake it.
Last year's FCAT retake
exam, comprised entirely of
multiple choice questions,
is not currently available
The Gulf County school
system's Coordinator
of Human Resources,
Catherine Barfield noted
that the high schools have
already incorporated FCAT
preparation materials into
their curriculum.

"The information that
they could glean from it is
already out there and has been
out there for a while," said
S h e To view last
t h e visit the Florid
usefulness of Educati(
of making www.fl
last year's click on thi
test. "FCAT Grade
can give
anybody a copy of a test, but
I'm not sure it really tells
them a lot," added Barfield,
noting that this school year's
test questions will not be the
same as last year's anyway.
"I don't think there's


going to be a real revelation
in this stuff," she said.
DOE has included $3
million in its 2006-07 budget
request to
fear's FCAT, finance the
e development
3 Department of new
n website: FCAT test
oe.org; questions.
T h e
link titled state plans
10 Release." a gradual
release of
other tests,
with the fourth-and eighth-
grade FCATs scheduled for
a fall release, and grades
three, seven and nine for fall
of 2006.

Full-grown FCAT:

A Reporter's Test-taking Adventure

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It was a warning, couched in polte
language and delivered to all adults
who dared peek over the shoulders of
tenth-grade test takers.
-Why might the FCAT questions
seem hard to adults?" the Florida
Department of Education queried in
its online release of last year's tenth-
grade FCAT.
The DOE's answer: education
reforms in the late 1990s increased
student expectations, establishing
the rigorous standards the FCAT was
designed to measure.
FCAT questions also tested
information recently taught. Adults
who learned the same information
years ago would have greater difficulty
accessing their mental files.
"Without use or practice, [adults]
ability to answer some questions may
be limited," DOE concluded.
I had taken the FCAT as a high
school sophomore 10 years ago, and
' had, as I recall, done well.
But could I pass it again?
With so much pressure placed
on 10-graders to pass the exam, I
wondered how well I would do 10
years after my first FCAT experience.
There was only one way to find
I downloaded the math and reading
exams from the DOE website. blew the
du.st olff my scientific caJcL.latur and
:;went to work.
The reading exam's first story
on bike-friendly communities was as

exciting as a planning and zoning
I braced myself for what was to
What came was "Tarantulas on the
Lifebuoy," by Thomas Lux. Substitute
The Ryme of the Ancient Manner's
albatross for a tarantula, and you
have the idea.
The reading test was not entirely
painful. Who knew the esteemed
former first-lady Rosalynn Carter
could wrTite an engaging piece on the
women who helped shape the U.S.
Constitution? I didn't.
Confident that I aced the reading.
I moved on to the dreaded math
I confess that I was a good math
student in high school. I took all
the higher math classes my school
offered and a couple dual enrollment
But that was a long time ago.
The reading test's article on
chronobiology had taught me that the
afternoon was not an ideal test-taking
If I failed the math test, I vowed to
blame my internal clock.
To my rehef, the math exam
contains two reference sheets that list
various formulas and conversions.
If I could figure out which formula
to use. I would be alright, I reasoned,
and flipped to page one
it' .a' i m.o'-ih sulrhngu mllI i reached
Raul and his exciting adventures at
the Kennedy Space Center.
The surprisingly Anglo Raul held

a key out at arm's length to a space
shuttle. At some given distance, the
shuttle was the same size as the key.
What that distance was, I did
not know, and doubted that Raul did
either. I skipped to the next question.
Ah. Geometry. In high school. I'd
hated it, can still remember writing
those blasted proofs: If this, then
Luckily. I had my formulas and
got through most of the Geometry
questions, except one written-response
question on isosceles triangles I
deemed unsolvable.
With less than 10 questions to
go. I reached Rita, the model rocket
Rita had crafted a device that
measured the angle of a rocket's
elevation at the peak of its path.
It was Raul all over again.
I did not correctly identify the
approximate height of Rita's rocket.
nor could I elucidate what happened
during Ed's game at the Bowlerama.
but overall, I did surprisingly well.
I scored a 5/5 on the reading
and a 4/5 on the math though in
the interest of objectivity. I probably
shouldn't have graded the test
Retaking the FCAT was a
learning experience: it gave me a
new appreciation for loth-graders
QLeCtl'..n \uould I d... it ag-in?
Answer:, Not for at least another
10 years.

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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Without a teacher
standing over his shoulder,
demanding regular home-
work assignments and coor-
dinating weekly tests, Jimmy
Curry admitted his online
classes took some getting
used to.
"I actually prefer them
now," the Port St. Joe High
School junior admits.
Curry, along with
25 other students in Gulf
County, is enrolled in classes
through the Florida Virtual
School (FLVS).
Launched in 1997 as
a pilot project offering high
school curriculum online,
FLVS expanded in three years
to become a statewide inde-
pendent educational entity
with a governor-appointed

board of directors.
Now in its ninth year,
FLVS offers virtual classes
for students in grades 6 to
12 and GED courses nation-
One of the best aspects
of FLVS classes, especially
for parents, is that they are
completely free to all stu-
dents in Florida.
Amy Brockman, also a
junior at Port St. Joe High
School, started taking FLVS
courses three years ago as
an eighth grader.
She had already taken
Pre-algebra, the highest
math class available at Port
St. Joe Middle School at the
time. So, she opted to take
Algebra online.
Echoing Curry's
thoughts, Brockman said her
online classes require a great

amount of self-discipline.
"It can be really easy
to get far behind with no
one watching over you," she
FLVS students are not
without structure, though.
Over 200 state and
nationally certified faculty
from across the state "teach"
curriculum online.
Through regular phone
calls, e-mails, online chats,
instant messaging and dis-
cussion forums, students
and their parents are in con-
stant contact with the teach-
Curry explained that
in his Advanced Placement
Language and History cours-

es, he has a pace chart indi-
cating how many modules,
or lessons, he must complete
each week to stay on top of
his work.
Though this structure
lends itself to a more inde-
pendent learning style, Curry
said the teachers still have
the authority to remove stu-
dents from the class if they
feel a student is getting too
far behind in their studies.
His first experience with
an online science class was
significantly different than
a traditional classroom set-
"It was hard to believe I
could do it by myself because
of the labs," he remembered.


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For his marine science
class his freshman year,
Curry collected dinoflagel-
lates, one of the chief constit-
uents of plankton, dissected
krill and learned about sea
turtle nesting habits.
His language and history
classes have thus far incor-
porated more of a creative
writing approach as opposed
to the typical research and
For his history course,
Curry had to write a first-
hand account of a slave
crossing the Underground
In AP Language, he
assumed the role of a jour-
nalist and took a tour of The
Star office, asking questions
about the daily operation of
a newspaper.
The structure of the vir-
tual classes, however, is not
for everyone.
Brockman said her best
friend enrolled to take Latin
online through FLVS, but
found it was not suitable for
"She preferred having a
teacher in a classroom set-
ting," Brockman said of her
Port St. Joe High School
assistant principal Melissa
Ramsey said one of the draw-
backs to FLVS is the false
sense some students have
about its purpose.
"A lot of students think
they can take virtual classes
if they fail their regular class-
es," she explained. "Those
courses are designed to
accentuate their education,
not make up for failures."
Nancy Brockman, Amy's
mother, -said her daugh-
ter has been so enthusias-
tic about FLVS, enrolling in
three this semester, that she
had to encourage her to slow
down a bit.
"My friends tell me I'm
pushing her, but she's the
one who wants to do the
extra work," Mrs. Brockman
Her daughter intends to
go to medical school, so the
extra courses she has taken
will give her a competitive
edge in her post-secondary
"More than anything else,
I really like having the free
reign over my own educa-
tion," Brockman concluded.

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Hightower described the
levels of lead, fecal matter
and ecoli as "unreal," and
said the CDC is urging people
not to drink the water or
bathe. Hightower estimates
that it will be another six
months before the water is
The CDC has discouraged
evacuees from returning to
the area.
With the hurricane
making landfall in the middle
of flu season, the CDC
has struggled to meet the
increasing demand for the
flu vaccine.
Hightower noted that
her colleagues are often
faced with the difficult task
of determining who most
deserves the vaccine the
young, the elderly, or the
middle-aged breadwinners.
"It's a horrible decision
for doctors and public health
officials to have to make,"
Hightower said.
Salmonella and Beyond
While Hightower was in
Louisiana, she encountered
a truck yard filled with once-
frozen chickens that had
thawed in the summer heat.
The stench, she said,
was "horrendous."
It was not Hightower's
first encounter with
salmonella writ large.
When she began work at
the CDC in 1973, Hightower's
first major challenge was
investigating a salmonella
outbreak at a pow-wow
attended by 5,000 Navajo
Indians. The culprit: a bowl
of potato salad that had been
left too long in the sun.
During her 30-year
career, Hightower found
herself on the front lines of
several major outbreaks.
She worked on the Agent
Orange study of Vietnam
veterans, examined the
first cases of Toxic Shock
Syndrome (TSS), and was in
one of the first groups that

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studied HIV, working closely
with the three doctors who
first identified the virus.
Inherlastyear, Hightower
was assigned to the CDC's
Emergency Operations Team
(EOC), where she investigated
incidences of Bioterrorism.
During the post-9/11
Anthrax scare, Hightower
and two co-workers created
an instructional video that
taught postal workers how to
look for Anthrax in the mail.
Seven years before the
Anthrax scare, Hightower
wrote a novel called Anthrax:
The Game that detailed a
similar scenario.
During the publication
of the book, the FBI asked
Hightower to remove a
chapter they believed too
vividly described how to
create and disperse Anthrax.
Hightower is encouraged
by what she sees as an
improvement in CDC's
emergency response time.
On 9/11, the CDC had
30 people in New York City
within three hours; during
Katrina, they had 100 people
on the ground within 10
With her first-hand
experience with bioterrorism,
Hightower is, however,
concerned about the stress
currently being placed on the
CDC's operations.
"The real concern is
bioterrorism because the
country is so distracted by
everything else," Hightower
On Friday, Hightower's
immediate concern was
readying herself for her
weekend flight to Atlanta.
After a few days at home,
she was heading back to the
CDC offices for her Hurricane
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Maintaining the Mojo (Manouche)

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
A fateful right turn and
a "chicken shack" brought
them to Port St. Joe.
Both admit that were it
not for Hurricane Katrina,

their school days in Bourges,
France, departed with the
multitudes of evacuees north
out of New Orleans. When
they reached Interstate 10
in Baton Rouge, they had to
make a choice.

like a war zone," Pichon
The cars flipped over, the
houses standing wide open,
the military road blocks and
the haunting stench of mold
and death; these were the

Pierre Pichon and Raphael Bass perform on the porch outside the Thirsty Goat at the Port Inn on
a recent Friday evening

they probably never would
have known about the place.
Even in the midst of
their own lives being turned
upside down, Raphael Bass
and Pierre Pichon are still
able to make a living doing
what they enjoy playing
The guitar-picking pair
of Frenchmen who make
up Mojo Manouche (loosely
translated to mean "magic
gypsy") found an eager
audience for their gypsy jazz
sounds in an isolated locale.
Since their arrival in Mexico
Beach more than a month
ago, they've found themselves
with enough musical gigs to
ponder an annual migration
back to the area.
Like many, Bass and
Pichon admitted their lack of
reverence for the catastrophic
storm that was Katrina. It
was not until Sunday, the
day before the storm hit,
that they finally decided
to evacuate, carrying with
them only a few changes of
"We thought we'd be able
to go back in three or four
days," Bass said.
The pair, old friends since

Pichon mentioned a
friend who had purchased
a tiny fixer-upper in some
small town in a rural part of
"Eighty five to ninety
percent of the people were
going west," Bass
recalled. "We said,
'Do we want to deal W
with that?'So we took aut
a chance and came
to Port St. Joe." jaZ
They found
themselves at the El oak
Governor Motel in
Mexico Beach along
with several other
displaced residents
from the Big Easy.
Of their current
accommodations, W
Pichon said he is
forever grateful.
"We are so lucky,
compared to some
people, to have a
place to stay," he said.
Pichon and his friend,
the owner of the "chicken
shack," made the dreadful
voyage back to the city just
over a week ago to evaluate
the damage.
"Everything was
completely upside down,

most prominent memories
he recounted.
They anticipate an
eventual return to the region
where they've made a living
making music for more than
a decade.

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Port St. Joe

For now, the fervent
audiences they've
encountered in Port St. Joe
and Apalachicola are keeping
them busy'
Mojo Manouche has
been the regular weekend
act at The Night Owl in
Apalachicola for several

weeks. With their acoustic
guitars, the only ones they
grabbed before leaving New
Orleans, they've performed
twice for locals at The Thirsty
Goat in Port St. Joe.
Kim Harrison of the Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts has
booked Bass and Pichon
for its arinual Monumental
Music event on Oct. 9 in
Constitution Park.
Much like the music
they play, Mojo Manouche
has simply adapted.
For them, music is not
just a job, it's a lifestyle.
With each new venue
and each new audience, their
eclectic style changes.
The roaming rhythm,
eluded to in their name, also
denotes the type of music
they offer.
So what exactly does
"Mojo Manouche" mean?
Depending on your age or
musical preference, mojo may
conjure either a rhythmic
lyric from The Doors' "L.A.
Woman" or a song title from
legendary blues man Muddy
Waters' "I Got My Mojo
Bass and Pichon
reference the latter.
The pair also credits
D'Jango Reinhardt, a
pioneering Gypsy guitarist,
as one of their major
Offering a more familiar
analogy, Bass said, "He's
like the Jimi Hendrix of the
Along with
n Stephane Grappelli in
sy the Hot Club Quintet,
Reinhardt's unique
ie sound grew and
continues to inspire
1C Gypsy jazz musical
festivals across the
T Bringing their
own little slice of
New Orleans to the
Forgotten Coast, the
in duo say they've been
blown away by the
response and the
genuine interest in
their music.
In response to
their warm welcome from the
community, and the regularly
booked jobs, Bass concluded,
"There is really a demand for
something different."
Live music fans in Port
St. Joe and Apalachicola are
pleased they dhose not to
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Port St. Joe Hands Wewahitchka First Loss of the Season

Third quarter the difference in crisp well-played cont .t

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Over the first 24 min-
utes it was everything a fan
could hope for under Friday
night lights.
Unfortunately for
Wewahitchka, there were
still 24 more minutes to play
as it hosted county rival Port
St. Joe last Friday.
The Sharks (4-1, 2-0 in
District 1-1A) scored three
unanswered touchdowns in
the third quarter and 24-
straight points in the first
11 minutes of the second
half to overcome a halftime
deficit and slip past the
Gators 38-16 in a match-up
of county rivals.
It was Port St. Joe's
fourth-straight win in the
county rivalry.
The game continued
what has become a trend for
Wewahitchka (3-1, 1-1) this
year the Gators following
an excellent first half with
a less-than-stellar second
half. The primary difference
this time around was that
the Gators found themselves
on the wrong side of the
scoreboard in a second half

for the first time this sea-
"That's why you play two
halves and four quarters,"
said Wewahitchka coach
Greg Jordan. "Take noth-
ing away from St. Joe, they
played well in the second
half and we didn't.
"It's a tough loss for the
seniors; they've never beat-
en (Port St. Joe). But they've
got to pick themselves up
and go on. The whole season
is left ahead of us and you
never know what's going to
The Gators went into
intermission enjoying a 16-
14 lead and having played
on even terms this was
a clean, well-played contest
with the teams combining
for just a handful of yellow
flags with Port St. Joe.
But the Sharks went
for the throat with the sec-
ond-half kickoff, which Ash
Parker returned to the Port
St. Joe 44.
The Sharks needed just
seven plays to march the
56 yards for a touchdown,
which came when Quentin
Jenkins barged through a

hole on a middle trap and
sprinted virtually unimped-
ed in to the end zone.
The drive's fuel came
when quarterback Mike
Quinn hit Parker in the left
flat near midfield. Parker
slipped two tacklers and
sprinted down the side-
line for a 31-yard gain to
the Wewahitchka 24 and
Jenkins scored four plays
Will Just's extra-point
made it 21-16 and the Gators
would not lead again.
Actually, when it
came to the third quarter,
Wewahitchka wouldn't even
have the ball for long.
The Gators were three-
and-out on the ensuing
possession, in large mea-
sure because of a defen-
sive adjustment Port St. Joe
made during halftime.
Having been hurt by
Gator quarterback Sean
Bierman on the option play
throughout the first half,
the Shark coaching staff tin-
"We just basically
assigned a different player
to the quarterback and that

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caused some confusion on
their part," said Shark coach
John Palmer.
On Wewa's punt, the
snap went awry to the left
and with Jenkins bearing in
the punt was skied for a loss
of two yards and the Sharks
were at the Wewahitchka
A flea-flicker ended in
Ashton Larry finding open
space behind the defense
and Larry won the jump-
ball for Quinn's pass at the
Gator 1. Quinn sneaked in
on the next play and it was
28-16 after Just's extra-
point kick.
Wewahitchka started
the next drive at its 27 but
Ryan Ranie fumbled the ball
away on first down, Terry
Thompson coming away
with the loose ball for Port
St. Joe at the 28.
It was Quinn-to-Larry
again five plays later, this
time from the 9 and, after
Just's extra-point, Port St.
Joe was walking away 35-
16 near the end of the third
"We couldn't get the ball
enough in the third quarter
to figure out what to do,"
Jordan said. "I thought we
could still do some things,
but a fumble and a shanked
punt; that hurt.
"That stretch of eight
minutes ... but we've done
that all year. They just wore
us down in the third quar-
ter." a
Wewahitchka marched
near midfield on the ensu-
ing drive before lining up
for a punt, which turned
into a pass play when the
Gators faked. The pass fell
incomplete, however, and
the Sharks pounded their
way to the Wewahitchka 6
before settling for a 24-yard
field goal by Just to com-
plete the scoring.
"I thought we played
well," Palmer said. "I thought
we played hard on both sides
of the ball, particularly on
"We never punted. We
haven't punted the last two
games. Offensively, that's
good. We are in very good
condition, too. In the second
half the last three weeks
we've done an excellent

Parker was a particu-
larly lethal two-way weapon
on offense, rushing 11 times
for 35 yards and catching
three passes for another 79
Ashley Davis led the
Shark ground attack with
68 yards on 11 carries while

Photo courtesy of Tom Needham
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Jenkins added 51 yards on
11 carries. Larry caught
three passes for 47 yards.
And Quinn, a junior,
continued up the growth arc
evident from the first game
of the season, hitting 7 of 10
passes for 142 yards while,
for the most part, holding


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onto the ball.
"I've been really happy
with Mike," Palmer said.
"He's gotten better every
week. He's seen what he
needs to improve on and
he's worked on that.
"The offensive line did a
great job. We finished with
343 yards and no sacks. As
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through the air.
Ranie led the Gators on
the ground with 77 yards on
18 carries. Bierman had 33
yards on 10 carries he wvas
sacked three times and hit
3 of 7 passes for 45 yards
with a touchdown and inter-
Johnny Jones rushed
just four times for but 23
The Gators' offensive
leader was Dee Baker, whose
35-yard field goal provided
the leading margin heading
into halftime.
Wewahitchka cashed in

when Quinn fumbled a snap
on Port St. Joe's first play
of the game and the Gators
recovered inside the Shark
20, turning the miscue into
seven points when Ranie
barged over from the 1 four
plays later and Baker hit the
Port St. Joe marched 80
yards in nine plays on the
next drive Quinn com-
pleting a key third down
with a 17-yard completion
to Jenkins and later rolling
right to hit Parker for 32
yards with Davis busting
over left tackle from the 4 for
the touchdown.
Just's extra-point made
tied it a 7-all.

Wewahitchka's Jones
returned the ensuing kickoff
from his 5 to the Gator 44
and Wewahitchka quickly
swept in for another touch-
down when Bierman, at the
Shark 43, hit Baker near the
20, Baker shedding a tack-
ler and dashing into the end
zone. The kick was blocked
and it was 13-7.
Port St. Joe answered
right back with an 82-yard
march in 11 plays, Davis
going four yards up the gut
for the score. Quinn and
Parker had a key 18-yard
pass connection and Davis
had a pair of 17-yard runs
to key the drive.
Wewahitchka marched
from its 24 to the Shark 18
to set-up Baker's 35-yard
field goal just before half-

2005 Senior Citizens Benefit r

Select Shot Golf Tournament

Photo courtesy of Tom Needham
Florida Freedom

All golfers are invited to
attend this fun event. A
number of people have stat-
ed they would like to enter.
Anyone interested in
playing is asked to pick up
an entry form at the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club or
any Senior Citizens Center

Panama City VolksSport Club Hosts

5/10K Walk in St. Joe Beach

Yep, it's finally here.
Mark the date. Don't forget
the Panama City VolksSport
Club is hosting a 5/10K
walk next Saturday, Oct. 1
in St Joe Beach. It starts
at Beacon Hill Park between
Mexico Beach and St Joe
Beach anytime after 8 a.m.
(CT) through 12:30 P.M.
E.T. Come join the crowds
that will be surging in to
participate in this fun one-
day event. Beat your way to
the pavilion overlooking the
Gulf. Enjoy pretty neighbor-
hoods, nice beaches (part of
which cans be walked with

your puppy), trails, and
We are hoping for a
nice breeze along the beach
and no tidal surge from
Hurricane Rita. We plan
on a fun competition with a
category for both kids and
adults. Adults may NOT win
the kid's prize. Consider
dragging those couch pota-
toes with you as you encour-
age them to join inrfor the
sheer competitiveness of the
quiz that will be supplied
with the walk instructions.
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patch upon completion of
the event as well to com-
memorate your accomplish-
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Volksmarch Month. Water
and sodas may be pur-
chased at the start point
and candy will be provided
along the route along with,
water. We have first aid
kits at the,,check point and.
start/finish. There is no fee
to participate unless you
wish to purchase the patch
or obtain IVV Credit.
Ask for more details on
joining our club or walk-
ing in the USA in general.
And, after the walk, join
the crowds on Tyndall AFB
(just up the road) for their
Octoberfest and car show
right on Hwy 98.

in Gulf County.
The committee would
ask that all team captains
call Jerry Stokoe ph 229-
8440/ 899-1036 t register.
This way your team will be
registered and can pay on
the day of the day of the
There will be a chance for
a hole in one and the player
will receive $10,000.00 if
made on hole #7. There will
be special category events,
door prizes, surprises, and
you will be helping the
Meals on Wheels program
for seniors in Gulf County,
All players from past
years are invited back to
help this great cause. Tell
your friends what a great
time yo had and come out
and enjoy. The entry fee is
$55 incl green fee, cart rent-
al and buffet dinner imme-
diately following the tourna-
Therer is,, still ,time for
business to sponsor a hole,
ad in the $50. Your busi-
ness will have a sign placed
by a hole, ad in the paper
and listed in the tourna-
ment program book. Please
call Jerry if you are interest-
ed. The deadline for entry
into the tournament is- Oct
3, 2005. All teams must be
registered prior to tourna-

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He considers his
"We actually mad
-pretty well," Just said,
:that his house received
,a foot of water while o
,a block away received
Just plans to be in
St. Joe until his forme
school reopens, and is
-to make the best of his
Though he still
'not heard from sor
:his friends, he re
'regular phone calls fro
"I talk to them
night," Just said.
Biloxi Schoolhouse B
Three days
:Katrina blew through
hometown of Biloxi,


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
There was the sp
:and jeering.
There was om
music and scary chara
But there was also
and-a-half foot tall, be
,little hero.
The Great Ame
:Wrestling Feder
;(GAWF), a grass
local organization,
,a performance at
;Centennial Building in
!St. Joe last Saturda'
:recognized Lanecia
'daughter of Latonya Ba
Bailey's apartment
'Avenue G in Port St. J<
recently destroyed in a
As her very pre
mother took an after
nap, the electric outle
,powered the family's w
;unit air conditioner c
'fire. Three-year old La
*woke her mother ju
:time to escape before
'apartment was engul

at Preble Rish. Both she
e ^ and her brother have made
A r t page IA friends they will miss when
they return home.
Ashley has not talked
family Becker and her little brother, to some of her friends from
Austin, returned to their home. She knows that a few
le out neighborhood. are in Florida and Georgia.
noting Out of around 450 Most, she said, are still in
d only houses, 50 remained. Mississippi, "trying. to deal
others "It's pretty much like with what they have."
three ground zero," said Ashley. Attending a new school
Though the Beckers has been an adjustment.
n Port contemplated staying in Diberville High, the Beckers'
r high Biloxi, they decided their former school, was on block
trying water-damaged home and scheduling. Ashley has
s time debris-filled neighborhood already taken some of her
were unsafe. current classes, and others
has Ashley, a sophomore, are new and difficult.
me of and Austin, a ninth-grader, Though she initially took
ceives were sent to Port St. Joe to her studies seriously, last
)m his stay with family friend and week Ashley .said she gave
Port St. Joe High's assistant up.
every principal, Melissa Ramsey. Ramsey told the Beckers
In Port St. Joe, Ashley that she had spoken with
blues and Austin have been treated Diberville High's assistant
after with kindness. Ashley is principal about their current
their enjoying her job answering schedules, and received some
Ashley phones and making copies disappointing news. They
would not be given credit

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Though Bailey was not
present Saturday night,
Lanecia's aunt, grandmother
and several cousins
accompanied her to the
Skip Skipperman as he
calls himself, organizer of the
GAWF, said he started the
organization so people would
have something to do.
When he first moved his
family to Mexico Beach two
years ago, his 13-year-old
son, with little entertainment,
prompted his father to
organize the program.
The show's popularity
hasn't taken hold as quickly
as Skipperman (aka Charles
Cooper) may have. hoped,
he's not seceding.
Cooper was permanently
disabled following a car
accident in the mid-90s
that abruptly ended his
own performance wrestling
During Saturday night's
intermission, the wrestlers,
who traveled to Port St. Joe

from surrounding states,
recognized Larry for her
efforts of bravery.

for the three weeks they've
been enrolled at Port St. Joe
The news left Ashley
feeling cheated.
She and her brother had
done what they were told.
They evacuated, enrolled in
school and found something
resembling an ordinary
"The hours we've put
in are not going to count,"
said Ashley Becker. "It's as
if they're punishing the ones
that went to school."
Ashley and Austin are
returning to Biloxi this
weekend. They have been
told that Dieberville High
School will reopen Oct. 3.
"We Don't Fit In"
Kellie Cortes spotted
Justin Miller in the crowd
of evacuees staying at the
Panama City Fairgrounds.
"You're coming with us,"
she said.
The St. Bernard Parish
ninth-graders had known

Local Family

performance,' about $150,
were donated to Bailey and
her children.

1 Scott Baker of the Port St. Joe Fire Department, Ronny Blaze,
a firefighter and'cvestler froni Valdosta, Ga. and Charles Cooper
of the GAWF honor Lanecia Larry for her act of bravery. The three-
year-old alerted her mother when the family's apartment caught


Ninth graders Justin Miller and Kellie Cortes went to the same
high school in St. Bernard Parish, La. and have recently joined the
Port St. Joe High student population.

each other for years and were
excited to see someone from
back home.
Cortes was staying with
her aunt and uncle at the
El Governor Motel. Miller
and his family followed
suit, and the ninth-graders
both enrolled at Port St. Joe
The adjustment has not
been easy.
"I'm ready to go back
already," said Cortes as she
stuffed her hands in her
oversized sweatshirt.
"That's where we live,
that's our whole life," added
Miller. He said it felt strange
living in Florida, a state he
believed was better suited for
"Where am I going to
go for vacation now New
Orleans?" he asked.
Cortes laughed. Both
were keenly aware that the
New Orleans they once knew
no longer exists.
In Florida, Miller looked
up a picture of his home
on the Internet. He hasn't
seen it again since Hurricane
Rita, but he doubts that the
already-destroyed structure
has changed very much.
"What's another
hurricane," he said with a
world-weary smile.
The teenagers are
worried about their friends
who stayed behind, those
they have not heard. from
since the storm.
They have not mado, any
new friends in Port St' Joe.'
"I couldn't tell you not
one person's, name," said

Cortes and Miller are
amiable kids, well suited for
friendship. But something is
holding them back.
"You can be friendly, but
we don't know how long we're
going to be here," explained
Miller's family is thinking
about moving to Slidell, which
has somewhat returned to
normal, despite lingering gas
Cortes' uncle is talking
about settling somewhere in
Mississippi, but as of now,
plans are still up in the air.
Miller and Cortes
expressed their gratitude to
all the people who have given
them clothes, a place to stay
and rides to and from the
Panama City mall.
Cortes, who by nature,
does not ask for help, has
learned to accept kindness
when freely given.
Even still, things are
"We don't fit in," said
Miller. "Where we're from, it
ain't nothing like this."
Cortes' presence in the
same classroom reminds
Miller of home. Though
everything else about their
lives is uncertain, they have
found great comfort in being
"If she wasn't hee;, I'd
be sitting by myself, and if I
wasn't here she'd be sitting
by herself," said Miller.

As the, organization
continues to try to grow their
audiences, Skipperman said
he hopes the organization
p will serve as a benefit to the
"If anyone knows of
someone in need, we want to
2"help," Skipperman said.
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from Saturday night's


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New Book Celebrates Lighthouse Living

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
William Roberts' new
book, Lighthouses and Living
Along the Florida Gulf Coast,
began as a family history,
sketched in longhand some
25 years ago.
Spurred on by friends
and family members,
Roberts sought to capture for
posterity the rich history of
his family's three generations
of lighthouse keepers.
Not until four years ago,
during Roberts' lighthouse
presentation at a Historical
Society dinner in Port St. Joe,
did his family history reach a
bigger audience.

"I talked for over an hour
and my wife said, 'It's time
to go,'" laughed Roberts, in
town last week to promote the
With the hour concluded,
the crowd of 75 people asked
to hear more about his
childhood days at lighthouses
in Carrabelle, Cape Saint
George and Port St. Joe.
"Don't get him started,"
cautioned Roberts' wife,
After giving a number
of other presentations
throughout Florida, Roberts
finally gained the confidence
to write his book.
Though Lighthouses and

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The Tradition Begins
Roberts' grandfather,
Walter Andrew Roberts, Sr.,
a Key West native, began the
lighthouse keeping tradition
on June 13, 1894, when he
was appointed First Assistant
Keeper at the Cape Saint
George Lighthouse.
After a seven-year
interlude as the keeper of the
Cape San Blas Lighthouse,
Robert s
returned to William F
Cape Saint and Living A
George in Books in Ap
1909, where he Gulf County F
worked until
his retirement
from the U.S. Lighthouse
Roberts' namesake,
Walter Andrew Roberts,
Jr., followed in his father's
The second of five
children, Roberts entered
the Lighthouse Service after

a stint as a World War I
ambulance driver and medic.
In 1919, he was assigned
to the Pensacola Lighthouse,
where he served as Second
Assistant Keeper. Like his
father before him, Roberts
trimmed his first wick at age
In Thanksgiving of that
year, Roberts met his future
wife, Bessie Pryor, during a
dinner at the lighthouse. The
couple married less than a
year later.
After their marriage, the
couple lived in Pensacola,
Carrabelle, Apalachicola and
Port St. Joe, where Walter
continued to ply his trade as
a lighthouse keeper.
A Childhood at the
William Roberts has
fond memories of growing
up at the Cape St. George
Lighthouse, where his father
was appointed First Assistant
Keeper in 1925.
Though the island boasted
no roads, running water,
or any other convenience,
Roberts spent his days playing
with his three siblings and a
host of animals, including a
Shetland pony named Prince,
a goat named Billy, and a
piglet named Alice.
In Cape Saint George,
Roberts forged an enduring
bond with his father.
At age four, Roberts was
allowed to live on the island
while his mother and siblings
moved to Apalachicola, where
the oldest, Walter III, attended
Roberts became his
father's helper, handing him
tools, helping him paint and
steering the lighthouse boat.

Roberts will be signing copies of his boo
long the Florida Gulf Coast on Oct. 1
ilachicola from 1-3 p.m., and again on
Public Library in Port St. Joe from 11 a.r

"I could read a compass
before I ever went to school,"
Roberts remembered.
Roberts' love for his
parents is deeply felt in the
book. He describes his father
as "a good teacher, a fine
person, honest, just a good all
around guy," and his mother
as a kind, creative woman.


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William Roberts peruses his new
book, Lighthouses and Living
Along the Florida Gulf Coast.
Roberts' book is an account of
his family's three generations
of lighthouse keepers.

Bessie Roberts invented
a number of games and
tools to aid her children
in their lighthouse chores,
which ranged from hanging
curtains to taking daily water
A Modern Lighthouse
Walter Roberts, Jr.
transferred to the St. Joseph
Point Rear Range Light Station
in 1938, where he was the
third and last of its keepers.
Unlike the Roberts'
previous home, the St.
Joseph lighthouse had all of
the modern conveniences -
running water, electricity, an
indoor bathroom, icebox and
It was also far less
isolated, being only 10 miles
from town.
"I never felt I was living
on a lighthouse station here,"
William Roberts recalled.
The modern lighthouse
lacked a boat, beacons and a
"The paved highway was
too close to the lighthouse
to be a remote and romantic
lighthouse site," remembered
Roberts' oldest brother,
Walter III,
)k, Lighthouses became the
5 at Downtown family's third
Oct. 22 at the generation
m.-1 p.m. lighthouse
keeper, when
he accepted a
1941 Coast Guard assignment
at the Crooked River
Lighthouse in Carrabelle.
His father had held the
same post the year Walter III
was born.
When the Coast Guard
assumed control of all
domestic lighthouses in 1939,
Walter Roberts, Jr. enlisted,
and served for 13 more years
at the St. Joseph Lighthouse
before retiring.
In his book, Roberts
laments the lost traditions of
lighthouse keeping. With the
military assuming control
of lighthouses, equipment
fell into disrepair and many
lenses were lost.
By the mid 1950s, all
lighthouse stations, with
the exception of the Boston
Harbor Lighthouse, were
Meet the Author
William Roberts loves
to talk about two things:
his family and lighthouses.
He will now have ample
opportunity to do both.
Roberts will be signing
copies of his book on Oct.
15 at Downtown Books in
Apalachicola from 1-3 p.m.,
and again on Oct. 22 at the
Gulf County Public Library in
Port St. Joe from 11 a.m.-1
Lighthouse Association, he
will be donating most of the
book's profits to the Crooked
River Lighthouse Restoration
Roberts dedicated his
book to the memories of
his grandfather, father and
brother, and to all keepers in
the U.S. Lighthouse Service.
He is thrilled that he is
able, at age 82, to share his
family's history with others.
"It's the most exciting
thing I've done," he said.

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Grouper -

problem that was caused
then. Therein lies my
personal interest in being
involved in this."
Steve Rash, owner of
Water Street Seafood and a
major buyer of locally caught
grouper, has a similar view of
the regulators. "The fishing
managers do not know what
they're doing," he said.
"That's the absolute bottom
Gregory said that over
the last dozen years, both
state and federal regulatory
bodies have been asked to
take action to limit entry into
the commercial fishery, but
have not resolved the issue.
"Apparently last year, the
fishing industry got the ear
of a congressman, who said
We can give you a loan to
buy out your boats,'" Gregory
That congressman was
Bill Young, who has served
the Tampa-St. Petersburg
area for 36 years, making him
senior member of the Florida
congressional delegation,
senior Republican in the
House of Representatives,
and last year's chairman of
the House Appropriations
Young's chief of staff,
Harry Glenn, said the
congressman first met with
industry leaders 18 months
ago and then was able to
get legislators last year to
commit $35 million in loan
money to be disbursed by
SOFA to fishermen who want
out of the fishery in exchange
for cash payments for their
"This is their proposal,"
said Glenn. "The industry
was tasked to come up with
a proposal for Congress to
consider as a starting point
and that's what this is."
Eric Schmidt, a vertical
line fisherman from Fort

Robert E.

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Myers who supports the plan,
said it's the best short-term
answer for a long-standing
problem. "This is the only
opportunity we have," he
said. "We have gone to the
Gulf Council for decades,
asking them to 'create limited

Fishermen Who Remain
Will Pay 5 Percent on
Future Catch

Similar to larger buy-
back programs put into place
for fishermen in California,
Washington, Alaska and the
Bering Seas, the Gulf grouper
buy-back will require those
who remain in the fishery to
pay a 5 percent surcharge
on their catch to repay the
federal government. This is
estimated to cost the industry
$14 million over the next
several decades.
For those who %want to

gi\e up grouper fishing.
voluntary bids. capped
at $350.000. _.0

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Doug Gregory, the extension
agent in the Florida Keys who
advised the industry on the
proposed plan

together the vertical line
fishermen said Why exclude
us?"' said Gregory.
Veteran vertical
fishermen like Steve Lima
grumble about provisions
that require the boat that
is bought back to have all
its U.S. fishing privileges
permanently revoked, for
all species, although
:. the boats could
be sold into a


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will be taken by "w
the NMFS. The bids will \.
be calculated based on
a formula of up to $6 to
be multiplied by the average
landings of a fishermen's
three best years between
2001 and 2004. The lowest
bids would be fulfilled until
all the money runs out, with
all ties going to the longline
"This was intended to be
a long line program from
the very beginning but once
the steering committee got

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Gregory said this
condition was insisted on
by regulators from NMFS,
who have been wrestling
with overfishing in most all
the fisheries and who have
been unable to determine a
regulatory system for multi-
species fishing.
Lima also wonders why
the federal money is being
given as a lump-sum loan
to the industry, and not as
direct assistance, similar to
farm subsidies. Gregory said
most of the money infused
in previous federal buyback
programs has been loans.
Fisher said the buyout
program does not make good
financial sense. "What kind of
a business would indemnify
itself for 35 years at seven-
and-one-half percent to get
a short-term benefit of five to
10 years?" he said. "It makes
no business sense."
He also questioned
whether the limited entry
provisions, that would set

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criteria for those eligible
for a newly created grouper
endorsement, would have
their intended effect.
As the plan stands now,
vertical line grouper
boats w i t h
-. 5 0 0
S, o f
3- "- landings
per year
"'< would be
from t h e
fishery, while t h o s e
with between 500 and 4,000
annual landings, with an
active permit as of Jan. 1,
2005, would be eligible for
a grouper endorsement but
subject to a trip limit of 100
Gregory said this
provision alone would remove
a total 636 vessels from the
total fleet of about 820 non-
longline boats.
Longline boats would
also be subject to the active
permit requirement as well
as a rule that they have to
have caught at least 15,000
pounds of grouper in any two
of four years between 2001
and 2004. This stipulation,
Gregory said, would cut in
half the 162 longline boats
now working the deep
"From both the limited
entry endorsement actions
and the voluntary buyback,
an additional three to four
million pounds of grouper
could possible be available
for the remaining commercial
grouper fleet in the Gulf of
Mexico," he said.
But Fisher remains
unconvinced that these
reductions will be achieved,
and believes that the proposed
plan will be more effective in
eliminating "ghost" fishermen
who didn't catch many fish
anyway than in cutting into

the numbers of productive
"There's a lot of smoke and
mirrors here," he said, noting
that the plan could result
in the elimination of higher
performing boats and the
boosting of underperforming
boats to make up for the loss
of landings.
"People are concerned
and rightfully so that there's
going to be hanky-panky.
Someone gets $350,000 for
a boat that never caught
any grouper," said the FAO
director. I think we can
come up with a much better
plan, a fair and equitable one
that doesn't take the grouper
of many and put them into
the hands of the few."
But Gregory addresses
this issue by saying that the
$350,000 buy-out cap is low
enough that it will discourage
long line boats with the best
crews from leaving the fishery
and transferring the crews
to lower producing boats.
Instead, longline vessels with
lower catch rates are likely to
be the ones bought out.
Fisher also argues that
the backers of the plan are
subtly coercing fishermen
to vote yes out of fear of
retribution. Bobby Spaeth,
who owns a fishing fleet as
well as a seafood processing
plant in Madeira Beach, has
been instrumental in getting
the plan before the grouper
"Seven out of 12 of the
SOFA committee members
have a direct financial
relationship that makes them
vulnerable to Madeira Beach
Seafood," said Fisher, who
is urging fishermen to send
their ballots directly to the
NMFS, which is responsible
for tabulating them, rather
than to the Madeira Beach
post office box as specified in
the paperwork.
"Many of my constituents

are calling me now and
saying We're afraid to vote.
We're afraid we're going to
have financial consequences
because we do business with
them'," he said. "I tell them
'If you don't vote, you're
voting for the plan. You've
got to vote in your own best
interest, and your brethren
fisherman. If your vote isn't
going to help him, then you
better think about it again.'"
Gregory argues that
much of this opposition
stems from animosity to
longline fishermen, whose
productivity is considerable
with its miles of line, with
about 250 hooks per mile.
"A lot of this controversy
is from people who would
rather eliminate long lining
than have them a part of

the fishery," he said. "For
long liners this program
would make it more difficult
psychologically to eliminate
"Just because
something's efficient, why
does that make it bad?"
said Gregory. "Do we want
a whole lot of fishermen not
making enough money? This
is the first opportunity (for
southeastern U.S. fishermen)
to walk away with money in
their pockets instead of just
being kicked out.
"It's a means of having
a stable fishery so people
are giving some assurance
of where they're capable
of making a profit," said
Gregory. "It's not a handout
to a select group of people.
It's not a way of giving a few
people a bunch of money."
"This might be the best
option we have," said Rash.
"(Otherwise) the National
Marine Fisheries service is
going to come up with their
option, and impose it on

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Sewing Quilts for Hurricane Katrina's Tiniest Survivors

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Seven months ago,
a group of women calling
themselves the Panhandlers
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
gathered in the back of the
Needles and Thread quilt
As darkness fell over
Williams Avenue, the shop's
lights burned bright. Inside,
the quilters formed an assem-
bly line.
Some cut, some sewed
and some stitched the color-
ful patchworks they hoped
would provide warmth and
comfort to childhood cancer
The baby blankets were
earmarked for the St. Jude's
Cancer Unit in Memphis,
Ten; the goodwill gesture
suggested by shop owner
and guild co-founder, Von
Three weeks ago, as
scenes from the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina flashed on
the nation's television sets,
Bouington had a change of


1837, Congress appropriated
$10,000 for its construction.
It took Gabriel Floyd,
Collector of Customs at
Apalachicola, a year tQo. select-
and secure title to the' site
near the point. In fall, 1838,
,construction began, and on
February 23, 1839, the 45-
foot whitewashed tower was
finished. Ephrain Andrews,
the first keeper, lit its four-
teen spermaceti whale-oil
lamps that were reflected by
16-inch concave reflectors.
(Early lighthouses did not
have the superior designed
French Fresnel lenses that
came about in the 1850's. The
Cape San Blas Lighthouse
has one of these magnificent

founder Susie Pippin, pin
batting to a pastel-hued baby
quilt front.
Pippin teaches quilt-
ing lessons at Bouington's
shop, and is, according to
Bouington, the superior quil-
"I'm not good like Susie.
She does all the fractions
and all that stuff," said
Bouington, who professes a
greater affinity for supervis-
ing than quilting.
Pippin has made sev-
eral of the quilts, including
a stack of flannel receiving
blankets for infants.
Bouington, who as an
8-year-old, threaded needles
for her mother's sewing cir-
cle, takes all the baby quilts
home and washes them in

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Members of the Panhandlers Piecemakers Quilt Guild show off the baby quilts that they made
for Hurricane Katrina survivors. From left are Susie Pippin, Carol Utzinger, Katherine Parker, Jackie
Huft, Bonnie Parker, (center) Von Bouington and (front) Joyce Sweasy. Not pictured: Bernice Stickle,
CJ Burrows, Millie Saliv and Lois Palmer.

The babies displaced by
Hurricane Katrina had lost
so much. They, too, would be
in need of blankets.
SI. The quilters vowed to
send St. Jude's a future
"We thought maybe they
could get by without them
this time,".said Bouington,
who opted instead to send

Von Bouington (left) and
Susie Pippin pin batting to a
baby quilt front. Pippin has
made several quilts, including
more than a dozen infant receiv-
.- ing blankets.

From Page 2A

- Of course, in 1841 the
great yellow fever epidemic
struck and St. Joseph became
a ghost town. In December
1842, the Apalachicola
Chamber of Commerce, in
a Memorial to Congress,
declared the St. Joseph's
Point Lighthouse be discon-
tinued and a new lighthouse
be built at Cape San Blas to
warn ships of the dangerous
shoals that extend ten miles
into the Gulf.
In October 1843, Stephen
Pleasonton, Fifth Auditor of
the Treasury, and in charge of
all U.S. lighthouses, reported
to Congress that the light-
house at St. Joseph's Bay be
discontinued, it being a use-
less expense. In fall of 1846,
contracts were awarded to
build two new lighthouses:
one at Cape San Blas and'
one at Cape St. George. The
contractors were given "the
right to use the materials of
the old lighthouses on St.
George Island and at the
entrance to St. Joseph's Bay,
as far as they could."
Probably by late 1846 or
early 1847 the only lighthouse
to stand on St. Joseph's Point
was torn down and its bricks
and lamps became parts of
the new lights. Ironically,
both of the new towers were
washed away in the "Great
Middle Florida Hurricane" of
August 23, 1851.
In the early 1900's, John
W. Anderson of Bay County

established a fish camp on
the site of the old lighthouse.
It was comprised of a kitch-
en, three bunk houses and
an office. It was abandoned
sometime in the 30's. Many
of the broken artifacts that
litter the dunes are from this
fish camp.
St. Joseph's Bayremained
without a lighthouse until
1902, when the St. Joseph's
Bay Lighthouse was built at
Beacon Hill. This lighthouse
is now a private residence at
Simmon's Bayou.
If you wish to learn more
about Florida's lighthouses,
read Thomas Taylor's excel-
lent book Florida Territorial
Lighthouses 1821-1845. I
am indebted to him for the
detailed information in this

the baby quilts to a Hurricane
Katrina relief agency.
The quilters' work
acquired a new purpose,
and a greater urgency. Last
week, 25 quilts were ready
for shipment, with another
25 planned for a forthcoming
On Thursday night,
Bouington helped guild co-

Ivory Snow detergent.
Jackie Huft, arriving with
fellow Wewahitchka quilter
Carol Utzinger, placed her
vibrant patchwork on the
table with the other baby
"It's just scraps, but
some little girl will think she
got a treasure," she said.
And that was the point-
to give the ones who had,
in their young lives, already
endured so much, a blan-
ket to comfort them in the
uncertain days ahead.
For the quilters, it was
a chance to help others by
doing the work they love.
"It's something that we
do freely and with pleasure,"
said Bouington.

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A Festival for

by Blair Shiver
A' Star Staff Writer
Luck and patience.
These are two of the
secrets to being a good wildlife
photographer, according to
Bill Boothe.
.Of course, plenty of film
or digital memory space and
batteries can also mean the
difference between a snap
shot and an award-winning
Boothe will impart
these and other bits of
photography wisdom during
the 5m Annual Birding and
Wildflower Festival next
9 weekend at the St. Joseph
Buffer Preserve.
His authority on the
subject is evidenced by
Billy B. Boothe his images' appearance in

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several state and national
publications including
Audubon Magazine, the
National Wildlife Federation's
bi-monthly magazine, the
"Florida's Fabulous" series
and the Nature Conservancy's
educational material.
For years, Boothe
worked as a biologist and


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Pitcher plant flower
botanist in areas across the
southeastern U.S. It was not
until he began teaching adult
education classes that he

slowly be
"I ne
to teach :
a monar

Snapping ]

-." i Apalachicola-Chatahoochee-
"' Flint River System, is one
of the most significant
ecological areas in the
,Southeast. Encompassing six
.northwest Florida counties,
this area contains the state's
Largest forested floodplain,
S with more reptilian and
amphibian species than any
.' other area north of Mexico.
An abundance of rare,
threatened or endangered
'1 plants and animals make
their homes in this precious
Boothe and others like
him will educate the public
about this treasure chest of
egan to develop his natural wonders and share
phy skills, their knowledge during this
eeded photographs year's festival.
my classes," Boothe With a bit more spare time
I. "'.
her in search of
ch butterfly or an '- .

exotic flower, Boothe began
hiking thewilds in search of
subject matter.
"It's really
S-: about getting
.'; people interested in
, nature," he added.
,A As he continued
to develop his own
skills, Boothe found
photography to
be a great hands-
on tool for getting
People involved
and energized
S about the natural
After several
years in Sarasota,
S Boothe and his wife
relocated to Bristol,
or what he proudly
calls, "the Eden"
area of Florida.
This Biblical parallel is
not unfounded.
The Apalachicola River
and Bay basin, part of the

Bsil photographing sunset at at. Joe Butter Preserves


Great egret
Great egret :2.

Tlger swallowranl on
ing star

after his semi-re
Boothe has also fou
North American
Association H
In addition
photography V
and field trip, Boc
be conducting a v
entitled, "What W
Flutterby? Bi
Caterpillars and
during this year's
Participants can lea
about common butte
their caterpillars th
in the Florida
Panhandle. He
will also teach the
best methods to
develop a butterfly
garden in your
own back yard.
The familiar
Monarch butterfly
will be in the
early migratory
stages during the
festival, though
Boothe said they
probably will not
be as visible then
as they will be in
the latter part of th
for the St. Marks'
Like the vai
workshops and field
this year's festival,

ended the

to his
othe will
as That
arn more
rflies and
at thrive

said he anticipates a widc
variety of wildlife photography
enthusiasts during his field
trip this year.
The subject matter
birds, flowers, landscapes
dictate the type of equipment
best suited for the task.
When capturing the
vibrant flowers or intriguing
insects in his portfolio, Boothe
prefers a 16 millimeter macro
lens. "
"If someone prefers
shooting landscapes, they
would use a wide angle
lens or birders would
need a telephoto lens," he
No matter the subject.
Boothe said the key is

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Leopard frog on lily pad
ie month undoubtedly patience.
Monarch "In those additional few
seconds, the light can change
riety of or an animal can move,"
I trips at Boothe explained. All photos
I Boothe courtesy ofBille Boothe.

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Mexico Beach Welcome Center

Gallery features Photo Contest

The winners and other
entries in the 5th Annual
Mexico Beach Photo Contest
are currently on exhib-
it at the Welcome Center
through November 4. The
contest is sponsored by the
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council who
received over fifty-five entries
in seven different catego-"
ries, including beach scenes,
flora and fauna, fishing and
boating, historical, people,
sunrises and sunsets, and
animal life. Awards are pre-
sented in each category and

three (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
overall winners are selected
by a panel of judges.
Most of the photographs
were snapped by out of town
visitors during their summer
vacations at the laid-back
beach community located,
on the eastern edge of Bay
County. Entries were received
from Georgia, Alabama,
Virginia, Illinois and Florida.
Several local photographers
from the area's growing
art community submitted
their pictures and received
awards. Barbara Ginsberg

of Mexico Beach won first
place overall and first place
in the flora and fauna and
sunsets categories. Debbie
Hooper from Port St. Joe
won third place overall and
Sandie Yarbrough of Mexico
Beach won first place in ani-
mal life and second place in
the people and sunset cat-
egories. Brittney McCormick
of Panama City won second
place for her beach photo
and Gloria Sanchez of Mexico
Beach placed third in flora
and fauna. Debbie Ashbrook
of Port St. Joe won first in the

historical category. Karen
Schuttinga of Panama City
placed first with her picture
in the people category.
For additional informa-
tion about the contest and
how to enter next summer's
competition, call the CDC
office at 850-648-8196. The
'Welcome Center Gallery is
open Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. CT A
reception to honor the pho-
tographers is planned at the
gallery on October 18, 2005
from 6:00 8:00 P.M. CT
and the public is invited.

Children Having Children -

Teenage Pregnancy in Gulf County

by Stacy C. Treglown
Being part of the Teen
Pregnancy .Prevention Task
Force and working with our
teen mothers in Gulf County
should have prepared me
for the most recent statistics
presented by Sharon Owens
of the Healthy Start Coalition
during an interagency meeting
last month: "The rate of
repeat births to teens has
increased in 2003 in Bay and
Gulf Counties, (interestingly
published statistics/data is
presented 2 years in arrears).
The state rate is 15.2
percent with Bay County
increasing to the rate of
15.6 percent, Gulf County
to 25 percent. Gulf
County has an' increase
in first time births from
16.5 percent to 22.7
percent, which exceeds
the state rate of 22.3
percent. These
increases are with
our teenage mothers
who are 15-17 years ofage,
with repeat births from 15-19
years old." Here is my first,
hand rendition as the school
social worker servicing these
mothers/students-in 2003-
2004 there were 7 pregnancies
county wide, 2004-2005 5
pregnancies, 2005-2006 2
pregnant mothers and several
possible "scares" to parents
in the ninth through twelfth
grade with the remainder of
the year looming ahead. I
guess I can say that it isn't
from lack of trying since I

teach the Abstinence/STD
classes in the county. I am not
shocked at the experience that
our children have rationalizing
sexual encounters with "peer
pressure" and the desire to
"just do it to get it over with,
one, thing lead to another, I
wanted it just as much as
he did, virginity is not as
important as it used to be,
we just have needs" etc., etc.
Talking and teaching these
same students from fifth
through ninth grade reminds
me of the importance of

shouting it from the rooftops-
it only takes that one time,
but the consequence lasts a,
lifetime! I stress that having
sex is more than the physical
act-it affects them mentally,
emotionally, spiritually (the
conscience that says yes/
no), socially. I harp on them
that "protection" does not
protect them from any of the
emotional baggage that goes
along with their decisions.
Obviously birth control is not
the answer since pregnancy
is the result... our children are

110 Barrier Dunes
Cape San Bias, FL



raising children
We as parents or as a
small town community are
missing the boat if our kids
are stating they're having
.sex from "boredom, or peer
pressure"-we need to. be
more proactive and reactive
in their lives. Something is
wrong when our youth are
saying that their parents are
"okay" with them being on
birth control. Birth control
obviously is not working, nor
does it prevent our children
from sexually transmitted
diseases. These diseases
can be bacterial
e.g. gonorrhea,
syphilis which is'
treatable, but the
viruses HIV (which
leads to AIDS is
lethal), herpes,
genital warts etc.
c are for life and
spread to others. I
am not judging, however, I
strongly believe that parents
can influence their children
to abstain from sexual activity
by channeling their energies
into' other things stressing
that sex as a teenager can
lead to things they are not
prepared for. Pregnancy is a
result of sex and that baby
will be a constant reminder
as they miss out on the most
cherished time of their lives-
YOUTHI Why get saddled with
the burden of a responsibility
which will be at least 18 years
of a commitment that they are

thrown into from having an
encounter which lasted less
time than they'll remember in
the long-term. Okay-I guess
you can say. I am an advocate
for abstinence especially since
this is the 100 percent sure
way of not being a teenage
parent, and most importantly
not having to be riddled with
things that a teeriage "child"
cannot handle.
I look at our teenage
mothers and realize that they
have made the decision to
rear the consequence of that
sexual experience. Some
'are blessed because they
have supports and continue
to get an education and are
wonderful parents. But I
would be remiss in stating
that for every success story
there are those that are
unsuccessful-the drop out
rate is statistically high and
climbing. A second baby for
these mothers is historical for
happening within 1-2 years
from their first teenage baby.
Further, we have some teenage
parents that were products of
a teen themselves-so where
does this end and what is
the motivation of this article,
but just an outcry to parents
to know their children...talk
to them and let them know
that they have options and
don't need to be lead into'
something which will effect
their lives during a time
when they should only be
concerning theniselves with
the normal teenage angst.

coastal 8048 Cape San Bias Road
i 17 ll'I, Cape San Blas, FL



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2.5BA Townhouse with many amenities, must
see to appreciate. Hardwood floors, crown
molding, granite in Kit., Wet Bar & Vz BA;
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Gulf. Has not been on rental program. MLS#
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Victor Ramos

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Jubdation al Cape San Bias. Corner I:oi in
one of the Cape's premiere subdivision, offer-
ing a swimming pool with beach club house,
beautiful landscaping, and deeded Gulf access
via community boardwalk. MLS# 107302

Elva Peden
HM 227-3475

Paul Penn

Ist Tier X-Flood Zone. 3BRI iBA h.:.u steps from the beach with great rental history.
Professionally decorated with stainless steel
appliances. Four decks offer spectacular.views
of Bay sunrises & Gulf sunsets. Deeded Bay
access. MLS# 107364 $1,250,000.

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2BR/2.5BA Well-Maintained Townhome. Gorgeous Viewsl Nearly 1450 sqft of deck
Furnished town home located close to the space, 6BR/5.5BA. Gated community with
beach, clubhouse and pool. Community also pool near St. Joseph State Park. MLS# 103415
provides tennis courts, stocked fishing ponds, $1,200,000
and a playground. MLS# 105945 $460,000


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ing ponds. Thi
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East Bay Plantation Lots .......................................................... Starting at $199,000
SouthGate in Port St. Joe lot...... ......................................................... $139,900
1st Tier X-Flood Jubilation............................................................... only $785,000
Sunset Point Lot ........................................................................... $450,000
X-Flood Zone Bay View Lot ......................................f........................... $449,000
X-Flood Zone Avalon Drive ...................................................................$585,500
Palm Breeze Lots Starting at ................................................................ $78,000
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It's a common predicament:
you need to sell your home
and at the same time buy and
move into another, possibly
in another city. Since it's not
likely that you'll close on both
homes in the same day, how
do you proceed? Buy first or
sell first? It's a classic "chick-
en or the egg" scenario.
If you sell first, you're pres-
sured to move, perhaps into
temporary quarters. But if
you face something like job
relocation, there may be little
choice. If you buy first, you
might be paying two mort-
gages for 'some time. But
if you can't afford two pay-
ments, you'll probably have to
sell first to qualify for a loan.
What a headache!

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Special Events for Mexico Beach Inc.

As you are prob-
ably aware, Mexico Beach
is gearing up for the 7th
Annual Mexico Art & Wine
Festival, Which takes place
on Saturday October 15,
2005. Aside from being a
.super, fun-filled event, fea-
turing beautiful art, local
food, great wines and beers
and unbelievable live music
entertainment, the Mexico
Beach Art & Wine Festival is
one of the premier fundrais-
ers for the Special Events of
Mexico Beach.
We hope that you attend
the Art and Wine Festival this
year We are really excited
about many new artists that
we have coming to display
new and exciting paintings,
stained glass, jewelry, pho-
tography and much more.
As this a fundraiser that
receives tremendous expo-
sure, we would like to give
your business the opportu-
nity to be a part of that

exposure. Each year, the Art
& Wine Festival features a
silent/live auction that offers
guests the opportunity to bid
on fabulous art and fabu-
lous items donated our area
businesses. These donations
range from weekend stays,
to charter fishing trips, to
dining and entertainment
experiences to personal pam-
pering to gift items to you
name it. No donation goes
unappreciated and all dona-
tions have several common
Your business can
participate by simply call-
ing Lynn at the CDC Office
at 648-8196 or by simply
dropping your item off to
Shawna at the Driftwood Inn
or Chrystina at Marquardt's
Marina. Should you need
you item picked up, we will
arrange to have it picked up
from your business at a time
convenient to you. Thank
you in advance for your gen-

erosity and support.

NPR Reception at

Palm Tree Books
There will be a National
Public Radio (NPR) Reception
on Saturday, Oct. 8, from
3 to 5 p.m. ET at The Palm
Tree Book Store, located at
305 Reid Avenue in Port St.
Please join the NPR staff
with your favorite voices
behind the scenes and local
celebrities on Saturday to
discuss art, books, music
and meet the NPR Staff.
The event is sponsored
by Dream Catcher Publishing
and Coastal Community
Refreshments and
entertainment will be
provided. Everyone is invited
to attend.

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Florida is fortunate to have the country's largest
underground freshwater reserves. Because
Florida's aquifers hold so much potable water,
many residents view the supply as endless.
Unfortunately, it is not.

In many parts of our state, there is visible
evidence of the severe depletion that is occurring
within our underground reservoir system due to
population growth, development, and saltwater
intrusion. In some areas, water requires.
significant treatment before it is appropriate for
human consumption. Coastal cities that need
additional water supplies to keep up with demand
often must either tap into inland water supplies
or use alternate resources. Both options are
expensive and are guaranteed to drive up the cost
of water, thus increasing your water bills.
Conservation can delay or perhaps eliminate a
utility's need to develop new, and potentially more
costly, water supplies.

The Florida Public Service Commission believes
it is important for consumers to be informed and
active in the conservation of our water supply.
There are a number of simple steps every
residential consumer can take around the house
to decrease use (which can result in lower bills)
and save for the future:

6 Wash only full loads iri your dishwasher.
Automatic dishwashers use 20 gallons of water
per cycle, regardless of load size.
4 When you wash dishes by hand, don't leave
the water running.
6 Do not use running water to thaw meat or
frozen foods.
6 Use the proper load setting when you use your
washing machine.
4 Use your garbage disposal sparingly.,
6 Repair leaks at faucets indoors and out.
6 During basic maintenance or repairs, check
all pipes in order to prevent future leaks.

4 Water your lawn between the hours of 6 p.m.
and 9 a.m. The sun will not evaporate the water
as quickly as in the afternoon. A hearty rain
can eliminate the need for watering up to two
6 Do not water during windy conditions.
6 Use a sprinkler timer. If you don't have one,
use the kitchen timer.

6 Let water sink in slowly. Water applied too
quickly runs off.
6 Use mulch in plant beds to control weeds and
retain moisture.
6 Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways
and sidewalks.
6 Make sure all the water from sprinklers falls
on your grass and shrubs, not on paved areas.

6 Lower the water level in the toilet.
6 Throw tissues and other trash in a waste
basket, not the toilet.
6 Avoid leaving the water running while brushing
your teeth or shaving.
6 Take showers instead of baths.
6 Replace your toilet or shower head with a low-
flow water-saving model.
6 Check the toilet for worn-out, corroded or bent
parts. Most replacement parts are inexpen-
sive, readily available, and easily installed.

Your water meter can also be used to detect
leaks. Check your water meter while no water is
being used. If the dials are moving, then you have
a water leak. Leaks are often the result of a worn-
out washer in a faucet. Even the slightest leak
can cause a significant increase in a consumer's
water bill. Similarly, if you have a well at home,
check your pump periodically. If.the pump kicks
on and off while water is not being used, you
have a leak.

For additional information about water
conservation, please contact the Water
Management District in your area. The PSC can
also assist by providing you with a free copy of
its "Conserve Your World" brochure. This
brochure outlines some helpful ways to conserve
in and around your home and is available in
English and in Spanish. For a copy of this
brochure, please call the PSC at 1-800-342-3552.
You may also e-mail us at contact@psc.
state.fl.us, or visit our Internet home page at
http://www.floridapsc.com for more information.

Braullo L. Baez is the Chairman of the Florida
Public Service Commission. The PSC sets the
rates regulated utility companies charge for
natural gas, electric and telephone service
within the state. In 36 counties, It sets the price
you pay for the water you drink, if your water
company is privately owned.

Red Eiu~u 4 ^" ACA /A, e44, Betty Ray

T Weston &

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GULF FRONT CAPE HOME de- , FRC'Ot .-.-.:.,r3m,, n, a gu,"
signedformaximumbeachfun-time. views throughout this lovely bay
Comfy open living area w/postcard front Cape home. Spacious kitchen,
views from all around. Large porch living-dining area which opens onto
w/beach walkovers. MLS 105408 large screened porch for dinners
$1,475,000 overlooking the bay. MLS 104639

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APALACHICOLA Lovely home on l'
2 beautifully landscaped lots. 1 blk CAPE SAN BLAS Fabulous bay
to river/park. Gleaming hardwood views from the deck & a pleasant
floors, spacious kitchen, w/granite glimpse of the gulf and sounds of
counters. Built In 2003. Includes the surf from the master suite. Cus-
348 sq ft bldg. with many possible tom Interior by Tiffins. Pristine con-
uses. MLS 105867 $749,500 edition. MLS 105016 $494,000

wooded lot in Southbeach. Adjacent lot is listed at $485,000.
Terrific investment opportunity. MLS 105570 $335,000
PARK POINT Large corner lot in a great new Cape com-
munity adjacent to the State Park. The toughest part of living
here will be deciding whether you want to swim in the Gulf,
the bay, or the Park Point pool just across the street. MLS
105868 $424,000
BOARDWALK Prime corner lot in established Cape San
Bias gulf-front neighborhood of attractive homes. Commu-
nity pool and hot-tub. Deeded beach access. MLS 106877
$449,000 4
PORT ST. JOE Large, beautifully wooded lot near the col-
lege and proposed new hospital. ONe of the best values in
town. MLS 106137 $149,000


1085 Cape San Bias Rd.


GulIf Front 107590

Close to beach 107222 $789,000
This beautiful 3/2.5 home has access Mxioe
Sn nn to dedicated beach.ose to Gulf 107044 A

Watch the sunset right off the gulf
front decks of this 3/2.5 townhome.

1st Tier 107793 $525,000
This spacious 2/2.5 duplex is opiy
steps away from the gulf.

Interior 107881 $400,000
This is a very nice 2/2 brick home on
1 1/2 lots, very close to the beach.

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
aid upstairs office.

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

Close to Beach 107095 $324,500
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.

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 pos-
sibilities that await this 6/4 home
along dedicated beach.

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

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

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

Interior 106857 $389,000
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
nestled on a corner lot.

Special Purpose 107655 $2,500,000
What an opportunity! Contiguous
to Windmark Development. 10,000
square feet-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 View.

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

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 stor-
age 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.

Wi'ndMark 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 lot.

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.


Cute 3/2

107594 $295,000
starter home near area

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

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 $800,000
3/2 home and 2 mobile homes being
sold "AS IS". Short walk to river.

Interior 1.07849 $480,000
Great commercial lot in Carrabelle.
Septic on property.
Interior 107705 $305,000
This 3/2 townhome is minutes from
Carrabelle River and the gulf.

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

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

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

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237x50 lot in Mexico Beach. Close to Gulf.

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.

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.
Interior 107776 $178,000
Beautiful 5 acres within city limits. High and
dry cleared lot with large oak trees.
Riverfront 107275 $85,000
252xl07 waterfront lot on Dead Lakes.

Interior 107658 $100,000
Great 50x100 lot in growing community of
Interior 107648 $495,000
Sandalwood is located on Timber Island, in
Corrabelle. 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
Interior 107117 $229,000
Beautiful lot in new subdivision in
Gulf View 107277 $250,000
Beautiful lot with view of Gulf in the heart
of Carrabelle.
Interior 107118 $229,000
Beautiful lot in new subdivison.

Interior 107493 $120,000.
Great '1 acre lot close to the Apalachicola
Interior 107606 $189,000
Beautiful lot in upscale subdivision near the
Reserve at Magnolia Ridge.
Interior 107514 $195,000
Beautiful building lot minutes from St. George
Island beaches.
Interior 107610 $225,000
Enjoy peace and quiet aod most of all privacy
on this 1 acre plus lot!
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
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On Saturday, September
24th, James "Donavan"
Cumbie participated in the
Sunburst USA baby pageant
held at the Panama City Mall.
He was sponsored in five cat-
egories by Harry Lee Smith
of St. Joe Beach. Donovan
was escorted by his grand-
mother Cindy White of, Port
St. Joe. Donovan won three
categories: prettiest smile,

best personality and most
photogenic. He was also 1st
Runner Up for Baby King;
bringing home 2 medals and
2 trophies. Donovan also
won his entry fee of $250
dollars to the state finals that
will be held in Orlando, May
of 2006. Donovan Cumbie is
the son of Billy and Tammy
Cumbie of Port. St. Joe.

Kristal Haney and Clay Smallwood III

Haney and Smallwood To Wed
Jim and Karen Haney of Joe Beach and the late Dr.
Panama City, FL announce Henry C. Smallwood.
the engagement and forth- The bride-elect is a 1999
coming marriage of their graduate of Mosley School
daughter, Kristal Haney, to and a 2003 graduate of
Clay Smallwood III, son of Florida State University. She
Clay and DeEtta Smallwood is employed at Mosley High
of Port St. Joe. School as a reading teacher.
Kristal is the grand- Her fiance is a 2000
daughter of Sue and Charlier fance s
Skelton of Panama City graduate of Port St. Joe High
Beach, Bernice Haney, and School and will graduate
the late Carl Haney of Atlanta, from the University of Florida
GA. Clay is the grandson in December 2005 with a
of Etta Beville, the late degree in civil engineering.
Lawrence Lewis of Leesburg, A December 31 wedding
FL, Hannah Smallwood of St. is planned.

James "Donovan" Cumbie

Welcome Back "Smiley"
Joseph J. Pittman is back into the Port St. Joe
proud to welcome back
proud to welcome back #111 Masonic Lodge after
Brother Sydney "Smiley"
Anchorage for reinstating being gone for many years.

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Bryce Allen Forston

New Arrival
Andrew David Harcus is and Melanie Forston of
proud to announce the birth of Highland View.
his baby brother, Bryce Allen Grandparents are Pelo
Forston (aka "Cannonball"), and Mary Jane Lindsey of
who burst into this world Port St. Joe, Bruce and Gwen
August 25, barely in the ER Allen of Port St. Joe and
at Bay Medical Center and Roy and Debbie Forston of
almost on the ride over. Cordon, Indiana.
He weighed 7 lbs., 7.5 Andrew and Bryce would
ounces and was 20 inches like to say "Happy Birthday"
long. to their Mom, who turned 30
Proud parents are Jason on September 22.

Port St. Joe

Masonic Lodge

Bi-Monthly Meetings
Members of the Port St.
Joe Masonic Lodge #111 are
encouraged to attend each
first and third Thursday of
each month for dinner and
fellowship to support and
strengthen the Lodge. Family
members and their guests
are welcome to attend the
dinners. The following dates
and dinners are as follows:
Oct. .6: Italian Beef,
Chips, Tossed Salad, Pie and
Ice Cream
Oct. 204 Baked Chicken,
Baby Lima Beans, Carrots,
Cake and Ice Cream
Nov. 3: Spaghetti and
Meat Balls with all the
trimmings, Salad, Pie and Ice
Nov. 17: Roast .Beef with
Whipped Potatoes and gravy,
Green Beans, Salad, Pie and
Ice Cream
Rolls, dressings, sweet
and' un-sweet tea, coffee
and spreads are included.
Donations are welcome for
Members and their
families assemble at 7 p.m.
at the Masonic Temple on
Reid Avenue and meetings
begin at 8 p.m.

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Skylar Clayton

Look's Who's One
Skylar Clayton turned
1 on September 22. She
celebratediher birthday with
all her friends and fam-
ily at the tenth Street Park.
Skylar is the daughter of
Mary and Jamie Clayton;
the. granddaughter of Sam
and Jeanette Amerson, and
Debbie Ownes; the great-
granddaughter of Barbara
Lawder, and Pat Norris

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The Port St. Joe Garden
Club is hosting our "Fun
with Flowers" program again
for the month of October. It
will be held Saturday Oct.

1, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
EST at the Port St. Joe
Garden Club Garden Center
on 8th Street. The title of
this program will be "Light it

Up" which will be designs.
with candles. Students must
register ahead of time to allow
preparation for the class and
the cost is $15 per student.
Please mail checks to
Port St. Joe Garden Club,
PO Box 243, Port St. Joe,
FL 32457. Students must
bring clippers or scissors
and a tapered candle.
All other supplies are
furnished and students
will learn about home floral.
designs and walk out
with their own design
with candles. For further
information, please call
Charmaine Earley, 229-
8561 or Jean Fortner at,


Support Group

The Gulf County Health
Department is hosting
Breastfeeding Support Group
for Moms and Moms-To-Be
on the second Thursday of
each month beginning at
5:30 p.m. ET.
The Health Department
is located at 2475 Garrison
Avenue in Port St. Joe.

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News Column
. aith Christian School

This week our students
in grades 7-12 are at the
WILDS Christian Camp near
Brevard, North Carolina. For
almost 20 years, this annual
trip has been part of the
curriculum for students at
Faith Christian School. Each
of the students and sponsors

had a great time and return
refreshed and renewed.
Remember that our
students are collecting
financial donations to help in
the relief efforts because of the
destruction left by Hurricane
Katrina. Samaritan's Purse,
the Christian relief agency

operated by Franklin Graham,
is working toward the
rebuilding of our neighboring
Gulf Coast states. Continued
thanks for your efforts and
This week's staff profile is
Angie Chiles. She is another
new employee here at FCS..
We are delighted to have her
on board as a teacher's aide
and she is doing a great job.
Aside from her talents in
the classroom, she is also
the owner of CC Printing.
Her husband, Keith, is
employed with AN Railway
and coaches pole vaulting at
PSJ High School. A native
from Alabama, Angie, Keith,

and their daughter Celeste
live in Port St. Joe.
The mission of Faith
Bible Church is the following:
"...to make disciples of all
nations (Mt. 28:19-20),
endure faithfully all things
for the sake of those who are
chosen so that they also may
obtain the salvation which is
in Jesus Christ (2 Tim. 2:10),
and. to devote ourselves to
the teaching of the Word,
to fellowship, to communion
and to prayer (Acts 2:42)."
With God's help, we will strive
to fulfill this mission through
the ministry of FCS.

News From the Halls of


High School

There has been a lot
going on at Wewahitchka
This year the high school
features a new club schedule.
On Wednesday's fifth and
sixth periods are shortened
and students are allowed to
attend clubs of their choice.
Those not in a club have
sustained silent reading in
their fifth period class. The
Pep Club is sponsored by
Mrs. Ashley Taunton and
there are currently around
70 students participating.
The Drama Club is sponsored
by Mrs. Cox and boasts
over 20 students. Mrs. Cox
also sponsors the Chess
Club which has around 25
student members. Mrs. Rosa

Bus Driver


Bus drives 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 school.
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 students.
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. It 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
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


Barnes is sponsoring the
Beta Club and their main
project this year is Relay for
Life. Ms. Wade has started a
sewing club and more than
30 students have showed
interest in participating.
Dennis Tidwell is the huddle
leader for the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes which
had a great showing at its
last meeting. More clubs are
being considered including
an Anime club.
The high school
celebrated Constitution
day with a Power Point
presentation and students
and teachers had a chance to
earn a reward by reciting the
Preamble to the Constitution.
A Freedom Art Contest was

held and the high school
winners were Robin Gautier
1st Place, Sarah House 2nd
Place and Ariele Bragg 3rd
Place. This contest was part
of the "Celebrating Freedom"
theme in the library media
center. The media center was
awarded the "We the People
Bookshelf Grant" and will
be celebrating Freedom all
year long with contest and
The library media center
(LMC) will hold Penny War 2
beginning September 26th.
This year it will be a double
war with the seniors (who won
as juniors last year,) going
against this years juniors
and the sophomores compete
against the freshmen. The
funds raised will be used for
homecoming activities and
to purchase new material for
the LMC.
Homecoming activities
include Dress Up Days:
Pajama Day-Oct. 17, Dress
like your favorite star day-
Oct 18, Wacky, Tacky
Wednesday-Oct, 19, Class
Color Shirt day-Oct 20, Red



School News .
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Many thanks go out to
PSJMS students, teachers,
and staff for raising a total
of $1500.44 for hurricane
relief. This money will be
given to the American Red
The winners of the
hotdog/sundae party hosted
by Beta Club members are:
Coach Stevens' AA with a
total of $371.93. Second
place is Mr. White's AA with
The Walt Disney
Company is searching for
amazing, dynamic, creative
teachers who lead their
students to the heights of
learning. Do you know of a
teacher whose educational
magic helps improve student
performance? A teacher who
ignites the spark of creativity
in every student? Anyone
can nominate any K-12
teacher for the award. Go
to www.DisneyHand.com or
call 1-877-282-8322. The
deadline to nominate is Oct.
15, 2005.
Tutoring is available on

Tuesday from 3:00 7:00
in the Opportunity Center
Building #1 (located behind
the PSJHS gym).
We're going to have
some "reel" fun on Friday,
Sept. 30. For students with
no discipline referrals for
August 26-31 and the month
of September, we are treating
you to a movie in the PSJES
auditorium during 3rd and
4th periods. It is our way
of saying thank you for your
positive behavior.
School will not be held
on Thursday, Oct. 6. This is
a teacher workday.
Our first grading period
ends on Friday, Oct. 7. Report
cards will be distributed
on Tuesday, Oct. 18.. You
can still sign up for your
password to go online and
view your child's grades.
Please call 227-3211 for an
Our Fall Break is Oct.'
24-26. School will not be

Troy University Offers $500

Scholarships to Florida Students

Troy University will
award $500 scholarships
to two prospective students
from the Florida Coast
when they host an outreach
program from 6 p.m. until
8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Fort
Walton Beach Golf Course's
Two Trees Restaurant.
The event is being
sponsored by the University's
Office of Admissions,
'Financial Aid, Alumni
Affairs, the Fort Walton
Beach Campus and the Troy
University Emerald Coast
Alumni Chapter.
"This will be a fun and
informative evening with the
University," said Heather
Dykema, TROY coordinator
of recruitment, who is
organizing the event.
"Prospective students will
learn more about TROY and
the future of opportunities
that await them in our

University whether it be on
the Fort Walton campus, the
Troy campus or any of our
other campuses worldwide,"
she said.
In addition to the two
"outreach" scholarships,
that will be awarded upon
the recipient's enrollment,
the first 50 students to walk
through the door will receive
TROY T-shirts.
Dykema said prospective
students will learn about
admission to the University,
financial aid options, student
involvement and leadership
and other scholarship
opportunities offered by the
The Fort Walton Beach
Golf Course is located just
off of Lewis Turner Boulevard
in Fort Walton Beach. For
more information, contact
the Office of Admissions at

and White day-Oct 21. An
alumni brunch will be held on
Oct. 21 from 9-1 la.m. School
will be dismissed at noon,
line up for the homecoming
parade will begin at 12:45
with the parade starting at
2:00. The homecoming game
will start at 7:00 p.m., with
the homecoming king and
queen being crowned at half
time and, a homecoming
dance following the game in
the commons.



Attention: parents of Port.
St. Joe High o graduating
seniors. "Project Graduation"
A meeting will be held on
Monday, October 3rd at 6:00
p.m. in the Port St. Joe High
School Commons Area.

Port St. Joe Elementary Peacebuilders
This week's Peacebuilders at Port St. Joe Elementary are: (I-
r) back row: Austin Combs 3rd grade, Morgan Palmer 4th Grade;
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Ramello Zaccaro 5th Grade; front row- Janiyah Spires rre- K,
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tennis courts and fishing ponds as
well as beach access. $ 1, 150,000.

MLS#107082 Enjoy gulf views
from this coastal cottage style
home in the Jubilation community.
Screened front porch, mahogany
entry door, 12' ceilings are a few
of the many extras in this home.
This under construction home
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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 and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 1000.am.
Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: OO p.m.
Evening Wohip: 7:00p.m.
All Times are EST

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Jeff Wiiy
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Directorof Childen Ministri

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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Mike Westbrook;

Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

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

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Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. a,
Adult School /'
11:00 a.m. -
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Silih Worship Snits: 9:00 a.m. CST
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"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

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

Glad Tidings Assembly Of God

On Sunday, October 2,
Glad Tidings Assembly Of
God, in Wewahitchka, will
be celebrating their annual
Homecoming with a special

service. The service will
begin at 10 a.m. (Central
Time). Rev. Neal Miller, for-
mer pastor, will be the guest
speaker. A covered dish din-
ner will beheld in the fellow-

ship hall following the ser-
vice. All family and friends
are invited. The church is
located at 138 E. Orange
Avenue and Main Street.

Sunday Dinner The Book Of Life

Vou/re Amonrg friends at
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David A. fernandez. 'Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street 'Port St.Joe. fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday

Sunday School 9:45am Md Week teal 5.Opm
Morning Worship 10:45am Mid 'Week Bible Study 6:lSpm
Xids on the Move lo.45am Mainstry In action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Mondavy 6:30Opm
Ladles Ministr Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise 'Worship Preaching the'Pure 'Word

Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
L\ OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
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
.Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue5

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

. first Baptist Church

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! zo

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th 6 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

"A Reforrmed Voice
Sin the Community"

I 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
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

When the dawn breaks each morning, Are you thankful
for the light?
Do you thank God for another day, And a restful night?
Are you busy working daily, Waiting for the Lord's
Do you help those in need, Do you really show concern?
There are still many in darkness, Does your light still
shine for them?
Maybe you've grown indifferent, And let your light grow
Many say they know Jesus, But never show they care.
Think about it folks, when the book of life is open, Will
your name be written there?
Billy Johnson

Beach Baptist Dinner Menu
The Beach Baptist Chapel dinner menu for Wednesday,
Oct. 5 will include beef tips and noodles, carrots, dessert
and tea.
Dinners are served between 4 and 6 p.m. ET and may
be eaten in or taken out. Orders can be placed by calling
the church-office at 647-3950. The church is located at 311
Columbus St. in St. Joe Beach. A donation of $5 per plate is
appreciated. All are invited to attend.

Victory Temple Celebrates Annual Youth Day
On Sunday, October 2, the youth department of Victory Temple First Born Holiness
Church will have their annual Youth Day. Beginning with Sunday school at 10 A.M. and
morning worship at 11:30 A.M. We are inviting everyone to join us in these services, to help
support our youth. Again, we welcome you.

Oliver Chambers

"Bill" Besore

Oliver Besore, 70 of
Port Saint Joe, passed away
Wednesday evening in Gulf
Coast Community Hospital.
A native of Chambersburg,
PA, he served in the United
States Air Force and spent a
number of years at Tyndall
Air Force Base, where he met
his wife, Carol Young. After
his tour at Tyndall Air Force
Base he served around the
world until his retirement.
He and his family made their
home in Port. St. Joe
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Harry and
Marie Besore and his sister,
Betty Ann Bass.
Survivors include his
wife Carol Besore; his chil-
dren, Craig Besore, and wife
Suzanne, Lynn Burge and
husband, Travis all of Port
St. Joe, Paula Ritto and hus-
band Robert of Pensacola,
and Jamie Besore, Travis
Chambers, Burge, Rodney
Besore, Chelsey Ritto, Raney
Besore, and Anthony Ritto;
also two sisters, Irmalita
Youngkin of Coal Port, PA,
Kay Hoagland of Lake Havasu
City, AZ
The funeral service will
be held at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Saturday from the graveside
in Holly Hill Cemetery, con-
ducted by the Rev. David
Fernandez. Interment will
follow with military honors.
He will lie in state at
the Comforter Funeral Home
from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

Friday at the Comforter
Funeral home.

Ernestine Morris
After a long illness,
Mrs. Ernestine Morris, 74,
of Wewahitchka, died on
Tuesday, Sept. 20. She
was born May 26, 1931 to
the late Ernest Lee Taylor,
Sr. and Lillie C. Chance of
Chipley. She and her late
husband, Roosevelt Morris,
moved to the Wewahitchka
area in 1962.
Mrs. Morris is survived
by her two daughters, Bonnie
Crawford and Susie Hartzog
and husband Freddie; two
grandchildren, Michelle
Hawkins and Niki Priest and
husband, Jason; and four
great-grandchildren, Jillian
Hawkins, Quayde Hawkins,
Conner Priest and Cason
A graveside service was
held at 11 a.m. CST on Friday,
Sept. 23 at Piney Grove
Cemetery near Chipley. The
family received friends from 6
to 8 p.m. CST on Thursday,
Sept. 22 at the Glad Tidings
Assembly of God Church in
Comforter Funeral Home
in Wewahitchka was in
charge of arrangements.

Arthur Jack
Prophater, Jr.

Arthur Jack Prophater,
Jr., 69, died Sept. 25, 2005
at his home in Thomasville,

"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long ASvenue ort St. Joe, TForida 32456
(850) 229-9596
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Sunday School .................. 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service . 7 p.m.

Georgia. A memorial ser-
vice was held at St. Thomas
Episcopal Church in
Thomasville, officiated by
Reverends Chuck Bennett
and Joe Knight, former vicar
at Trinity Episcopal Church
in Apalachicola.
Jack was a top-produc-
ing real estate sales associ-
ate with Prudential Resort
Realty for over twelve years.
He was an active member
of the Realtor Association of
Franklin & Southern Gulf
Counties where he served
as President and was named
"Realtor of the Year." He
helped establish the com-
puterized Multiple Listing
Service for the Association.
He also won many national
Prudential sales awards. Jack
served for many years on the
Franklin County Planning
and Zoning Commission. He
loved to play golf and will be
remembered for his humor
and his great capacity for
Born April 13, 1936, in
Harriman, Tennessee, he
was the son of the late Jack
and Dorothy Whitehurst
Prophater. He graduated from
Harriman High School, then
earned a degree in animal
husbandry from Tennessee
Tech. His career in sales
started with Central Soya
before joining Thomasville's
Sunnyland Foods as director
of livestock procurement in
1966. In 1985, he relocated
to the Florida Panhandle,
where he earned his master
captain's license from the US
Coast Guard and operated a

Experience Real Spirit Led Worship!

Mexico Beach Christian

Worship Center
703 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach
Sunday 9:30 AM
phone (daylight hours only) 648-5773


Where Faith, I

te Baptist Church

family &

Friendship are found

Happy Trails... Happy Trails...The Bible says, "Blessed is the man who endures tempta-
tions [trials]." People who successfully overcome and endure during trials will be happy.
That is what the term, "blessed" means happy.
We do not experience victory because of the absence of trials, but because of over-
coming in the midst of them. Longlasting joy is deep joy. Joy that lasts. Joy that is rich.
Even rough trails can be happy trails with the Lord in your life.

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

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

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

Worship on Wednesday:



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New Bethel A.M.E.
Church will serve dinner
on Sunday October 2 from
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a
donation of $6.
The menu is fried chicken
or meatloaf, rice, gravy, col-
lard greens, dry lima beans,
cornbread, dessert and tea.
To place orders, call 229-
6179. The church's location
is 146 Ave C.



Dalkeith Baptist Church
Homecoming will be October
2, at 10:30 a.m.. Former
Pastor Tommy White will
speak. Dinner will be served
after the service.

The Importance of Organizing and Maintaining Financial Records

by Keith Jones, CPA
Have you ever torn your
house apart looking for a
title to your car or boat,
an insurance policy, your
birth certificate or social
security card, sure that
you had them safely stored
somewhere? Or have you
ever stayed up all-night on
April 14 preparing your tax
return because you spent
the previous three months
searching for records and
receipts? If you are like
some people, you are all too

familiar with similar time
consuming frustrations and
Generally, you will find
that folks with incomplete,
unorganized or non-existent
financial records fall into
two categories. You have
those that save every record
or receipt they receive and
shove it in the.first place that
comes along. Others keep
some papers and throw out
others without any rhyme
or reason. Whether you're
known to be a pack rat who

keeps everything or one who
files their records based on
nothing more scientific than
their mood at the moment,
you are apt to run into trou-
ble when you need to find an
important document.
Maintaining an orga-
nized financial recordkeep-
ing system will save you
time and prevent stress,
while providing other useful
benefits. Organized records
will make the preparation of
your tax return easier, less
time consuming, and will

save you money if prepared
by a CPA or other paid tax
preparer. Maintaining thor-
ough tax records may also
remind you of tax deduc-
tions that might otherwise
be overlooked. If and when
the IRS ever decides to audit
your books and records,
adequate back-up documen-
tation may help you to avoid
additional taxes, penalties,
or interest charges.
Having a well managed
record keeping system will
give you the ability to keep

tabs on your overall finan-
cial position, as well as help
you and your CPA identify
financial and tax-planning
If you should suffer
the misfortune of dying. or
becoming incapacitated, .,a
well-organized financial fil-
ing system will ease the
burden on your lovedfPones
by providing a road map to
your financial affairs.
Over the next few weeks,
I will provide information
and ideas on how to main-

tain your records in six
areas; namely taxes, bank-
ing, investments, retirement
plans, insurance policies,
and your home. Your own
personal circumstances will
dictate how you organize
your files. However these
six, categories are relevant
to-inosi of us and tend to
cause the biggest problems
and headaches when one's
records are sloppy or incom-

AHCA and the Florida Association of Health Plans Partner to Fight Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

~ Summit focuses'
on early detection and
prevention measures-
The Agency for Health
Care Administration (AHCA)
and its partners in the
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
in the Office of the Attorney
General joined forces today
with managed health plan
professionals for a one-day
summit targeting fraud and
abuse within Florida's $15
billion Medicaid program.
Medicaid currently makes
up one-quarter of the state's
overall budget, with increases
growing at an unsustainable
rate. It is estimated the
Medicaid system suffers the
loss of hundreds-of-millions
of dollars every year due to
abuses and acts of fraud
and abuse.
"As long as Florida
Medicaid continues to pay
first and ask questions
second, fighting fraud and
abuse will continue to be a
major challenge," said AHCA
Secretary Alan Levine. "We
must reform Medicaid, but
until the reforms are in place,
it is essential we continue
developing new strategies to
identify and combat fraud in
the system and that's what

Heartfelt Thanks

The family of Oliver
"Bill" Besore would like to
offer their heartfelt thanks
for all the cards, phone calls
flowers, visits and prayers
during their time of loss.
Special thank you to Gulf
County EMS and Brother
Dave Fernandez.


charter fishing business in
Carrabelle. He worked in real
estate with Prudential Resort
Realty of St. George Island,
earning his Florida license
in 1992 and later complet-
ing requirements for his'
broker's license. In 2004, he
returned to Thomas County
where he affiliated with Town
and Country Realty and
founded Oakhurst Farm in
Coolidge, Georgia, where he
bred champion Tennessee
Walking Horses.
Jack is survived by
his wife of 31 years, Helen
Amisson Prophater; daugh-
ters and sons-in-lawv, Sherry
and Kevin Dillon of Coolidge,
Bunki and Ron Arline of
Thomasville, and Rita
Amisson of New Orleans,
Louisiana; son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Steve and Alice
Prophater of New London,
North Carolina; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Sheila and
Chip Coffin and Martha
and Charles Reneau, all of
Thomasville; grandmother,
Ruth Wood, Thomasville;
aunt Scotty Prophater,
Harriman, Tennessee; six
grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren; and a
host of other relatives and
Memorial donations
may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Georgia, c/o
Archbold Foundation, 910 S.

this summit is all about."
Under the leadership
of Governor Jeb Bush and
the Florida Legislature,
AHCA is working toward
transforming the state's
Medicaid program into a
system that will use market
forces to improve quality of
care, bring predictability to
spending and drive fraud
and abuse from the system.
In a reformed Medicaid,
participants will choose from
a variety of managed benefit
plans. Medicaid reform
will also enhance quality of
care and management of
waste and fraud by taking
advantage of the incentives
provider networks will have
to identify and eliminate
fraud while also providing
preventive services before
avoidable and costly -
illness becomes chronic.
"Medicaid prepaid health
plans are among the most
highly scrutinized industries
in Florida," said Bob
Wychulis, president of the
Florida Association of Health
Plans. "As a result, they
provide more protections to
consumers and taxpayers
than the traditional fee-for-
service Medicaid system."
Joining AHCA were
representatives from the
Attorney General's Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit and
the state's managed care
organizations, including
WellCare, Humana and
Amerigroup, which provide
services to Florida's more
than 2.1 million Medicaid
The summit participants'
are now working to develop
best practice models and
enhanced fraud detection

measures to prevent and and free up more money access to affordable, quality licenses and regulates more
combat future Medicaid to spend on the critical health care to all Floridians, than 32,000 health care
system crimes and abuses. services needed by Florida's the state Agency for Health facilities and 30 health
By targeting and tracking poor, disabled and elderly Care Administration maintenance organizations,
fraud and abuse cases, the citizens. administers Florida's $15 and publishes health care
goal is to save tax dollars Working to improve billion Medicaid program, data and statistics

AHCA Announces Next Steps for Medicaid Prepaid Mental Health Plan

-Request for Proposal
to be withheld in Medicaid
reform phase-in areas-
The Agency for Health
Care Administration (AHCA)
today announced its next
steps in implementing a
capitated prepaid mental
health program for certain
AHCA areas. To ensure the
most comprehensive care for
Medicaid participants in the
initial Medicaid reform phase-
in areas, AHCA will not move
forward with prepaid mental
health programs in Medicaid
Areas 4 and 10 at this time.
The initial counties for the
Medicaid reform phase-in are
Broward and Duval, followed
by Baker, Clay and Nassau.
"Preserving the integrity of
a reformed Medicaid system
in the phase-in areas will be
critical to providing Medicaid
participants with the highest
quality of care possible," said
AHCA Secretary Alan Levine.
"By allowing Medicaid reform
provider groups to manage
mental health services, well
ensure that participants get
the best coordination of care
as well as a true medical
A capitated prepaid
mental health program for
Medicaid participants was
authorized by the Florida
Legislature beginning in
2003. These prepaid mental
health programs are to be

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Broad Street, Thomasville,
Georgia 31792 or to the
American Cancer Society,
P. 0. Box 1291, Albany,
Georgia 31702.

Roy E.


Mr. Roy E. Robinson,
81, of Port Saint Joe, passed
away Sunday, September
25, in a Panama City hospi-
tal. Born in Mount Sterling,
IL, he moved to Topeka,
Kansas at a young age.
Mr. Robinson served in the
Coast Guard during World
War II as Chief Petty Officer.
His service also included
action in the Amphibious
Raiders, the forerunner to
the Navy Seals. He joined
the Masonic Lodge on May
19, 1954 and raised to Third
Degree Mason on October
5,1954. He later became
a 32nd Degree Scottish
Rite Mason and joined the
Shriners. He was also a
member of the Order of the
Eastern Star and Order of
the Amaranth. He was a
Captain in the Great Bend,
Kansas Police Department.
He moved his family to Port
St Joe, in the summer of
1972 to accept the position of
Assistant Police Chief under
Chief Buck Griffin and he
became Chief of Police after

Buck's death. He retired as
Police Chief. He loved flying
and was the proud owner
of two planes during his
lifetime. He was a charter
member and the first com-
mander of the Great Bend,
Kansas Civil Air Patrol. He
also was a charter member
and a Commander of the
John C. Gainous VFW Post
10069 in Highland View.
Roy Robinson was prede-
ceased by his wife, Maxine;
a son Roy Earl, Jr., and
his parents Charlie and Eve
Robinson. He is survived by
his children, Joe Robinson
and wife Nell of Austin,
TX, Jacque Staab and hus-
band Terry of Port Saint
Joe, Charles Robinson of
Wewahitchka, and Richard
Robinson and wife Marsha
of Port St Joe. He is also
survived by 11 grandchil-
dren and 7 great-grandchil-
Memorialization will be
by cremation. A memorial
service was held at the First
Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m.
EDT Wednesday, September
28, conducted by the Rev.
Brent Vickery. Those who
wish may make donations
in his memory to a favorite

competitively procured' by
AHCA for some Medicaid
geographic areas by July 1,
2006. While the sites for
Medicaid reform phase-in
will not be included in the
procurement, awards will be
issued to candidates in AHCA
areas 2 and 3, which are
already in the procurement
Medicaid reform in the
phase-in areas will include
the management of mental
health services. Mental

health services for Baker,
Clay and Nassau will remain
fee for service for Medipass
recipients until Medicaid
reform is operational. AHCA
intends to work with the
Legislature to determine how
best to implement prepaid
mental health services in
Flagler, Volusia and St.
Johns counties. For more
information on AHCA
geographic areas, please'
. visit http://ahca.myflorida.

Working to improve
access to affordable, quality
health care to all Floridians,
the state Agency for Health
Care Administration
administers Florida's $15
billion Medicaid program,
licenses and regulates more
than 32,000 health care
facilities and 30 health
maintenance organizations,
and publishes health care
data and statistics

Blues Benefit Concert

at the Dixie Thetatre

National recording
artist and songwriter,
Linda Hargrove, and blues
legend Charles Atkins of
Tallahassee will appear in a
benefit concert scheduled for
Sunday, Oct. 2, to support
those affected by recent
The concert will take
place from 5 p.m. until 9
p.m. at the Dixie Theatre,'
located at 21 Avenue E
in Apalachicola, Florida.
Admission is free, however
everyone is asked to bring
donations or contributions

that will go to support
victims of recent hurricanes.
The Salvation Army will
receive and administer' all
contributions or donations.
Suggested items include:
Non-perishable food
(mostly canned
Cleaning supplies
(bleach, rubber
gloves, mops,
brooms, liquid
Laundry Detergent.'
Gift Cards (Walmart,
',Target, Etc) in

$25 and/or $50
Cash and/or checks are
however welcome.
. Please refrain from.
donating clothing, as
agencies have been
inundated with such.
The concert is also
intended to give tribute to
those who recently endured
the affects of Hurricane
Dennis in the Florida
For more information,
please contact Leon Jacobs
at (850) 421-1452,

Beacon Villa Retirement Center

& Geri-Care Assisted Living

are proud to announce our new services for. the community:

Companion Services Provided r own home
A Companion is a person 'ho cares for an elde c a.conalJcent indr.idud. also referred i:o a
sitter. enice l -' '.

o Responsibilidies icl&., ccompanJ.n.lder on trips a gs, preparing meals, prodding onute
obserauon ans a .siter so thatno harm can corie to mpanion, mai not provide hands-on nursing care
to a client

0 Cost O1..Ourmn
,; '^*,. 1. ,.

Homemaker Services- Provided in your own home
A Homemaker is a person who performs household chores for an elddedrly, handicapped. or convalescent indi-

4, Responsibilities include light house keeping, meal planning and preparation, shopping asisiance; and
ruutin household activities. Homemakeri mav not provide hands-on nursing care to a client.

, Cust = $15.00 per hour (4 hour minimum)

* Personal Care Services Provided in your own home
A Personal Care Assistunt is a person who assists the client in acrnities of daily living.

o Resporibilies include: Assisrance with dressing, bathing, eating, personal hygiene, physical transfer. amrrbu-
htion, and in admirrnistering medications as permitted by rule.

o Cost = $35.00 per visit

*: Short-term Assisted Living Stays Provided in the AssistedtLi e: enter
Weekly and monthly assisted living services will be offered in Geri-Care Assisted Living Cen"ertI thro' Who ajr
temporarily incapacitated due to illness or surgical recovery, or to provide respite for Seniors when heir arct.ik-
ers need to travel or require a short break foro caring for the Senior in their life. Cost will be determined -,r, a
case by case basis.

If you know of an elderly, handicapped, or convalescent individual who may benefit from
these services, please contact:

Marion, Sjino9os or Kim McFarland (850) 64"-91"3

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There's my beautiful wife,
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We recently took a trip to
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$390,000 MLS#104964
Excellent opportunity! Premium located
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Port St. Joe Office
252 Marina Drive, Ponr S. Joe, FL 32456
Office (850),227-9600
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103 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. September 29, 2005 Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

DOH Assists in Unlicensed Activity Arrests

L The Florida Department care to all Floridians." resources to combat unlit- DOH's Division of Medical and facilities. MQA reg
of Health's .(DOH) Orlando Evans was employed at censed activity: Quality Assurance (MQA) lates more than 850,0(
S Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Bethesda Senior Care, a full- Consumers are encour- investigates and refers for health care practitione
Unit announced that their service senior citizen center, aged to use DOH's Web site prosecution all unlicensed and facilities. MQA, in co
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The Florida Departmentf
of Health (DOH) is seek-
ing individuals to serve
as consumer members for
various health care boards.
DOH promotes and protects
health by regulating health
care practitioners through
regulatory boards appointed
by the Governor and con-
firmed by the Senate. To
achieve this goal, each
board must have consumer
These members help set
policy, license practitioners
andpreside over disciplinary
actions. Consumer members
are lay persons who are not
now and who have never
been practitioners of that
particular board's health
care profession.
IBoards meet quarterly,'
usually a one to two-day
meeting in various locations,
throughout the state. They
meet through teleconferenc-

investgaton with the Palm
Bay Police Department has
led to the arrest of Gloria
Cheris Evans for the unli-
censed practice of a certified
nursing assistant, which
is a third degree felony in
"The practicing of any
kind of health care without
a valid Florida license is
unacceptable and unlawful,"
DOH Deputy State Health
Officer Bonita J. Sorensen,
M.D., M.B.A., said. "DOH is
determined to put a stop to
unlicensed medical activity
in Florida, and we are dedi-
cated to promoting and pro-
viding safe and quality health

luc u dL Uated at 2 For Uiam
NE Rd., in Palm Bay, Fla.
A DOH investigation con-
cluded that Evans has never
been licensed as a certified
nursing assistant, and she
forged a certified nursing
assistant certificate.
Sorensen emphasized
individuals who receive
health care under false pre-
tenses run the risk of per-
manent damage or disease.
She also encouraged any-
one who may have received
health care services from
an unlicensed individual to
consult their health care
DOH has several

where they can conveniently
view the license information
of their health care practi-
Complaints may be filed
anonymously by completing
and mailing the complaint
form on the DOH Web site
or calling 1-877-HALT-ULA
or 1-877-425-8852.
The Florida Department
of Health's (DOH) unli-
censed activity program pro-
tects Florida residents and
visitors from the potentially
serious and dangerous con-
sequences of receiving medi-
cal and health care services
from an unlicensed person.

leanl care activity com-
plaints and allegations. The
unlicensed activity unit
works in conjunction with
law enforcement and the
state attorney's offices to
prosecute individuals prac-
ticing without a license.
Unlicensed activity is a fel-
ony level criminal offense.
More importantly, receiving
health care from unlicensed
people is dangerous and
could result in further inju-
ry, disease or even death.
The mission of MQA
is to protect and promote
the health of all persons in
Florida by diligently regulat-
ing health care practitioners

junction with 22 boards and
six councils, regulates 42
health care professions and
six types of facilities. MQA
evaluates the credentials of
all applicants for licensure,
issues licenses, analyzes
and investigates complaints,
inspects facilities, assists in
prosecuting practice act vio-
lations, combats unlicensed
activity and provides cre-
dential and discipline his-
tory about licensees to the
public. Visit www.doh-mqa-
services.com for more infor-
mation about MQA.

Department of Health Issues Emergency Restriction Order
The Florida Department sonable skill or safety to M.D., M.B.A., said. "This was 456.073(13), the department their outstanding efforts.
of Health (DOH) served an patients. a collaborative endeavor with may initiate an investiga- The mission of MQA
emergency restriction order "Any health care prac- local,.state and federal part- tion and establish such a is to protect and promote
to De Nguyen, M.D., relat- titioner who endangers the ners, and the Department is pattern from billing records, the health of all persons in
ed to engaging in a pattern health or safety of Floridians proud to have been a part data, or any other informa- Florida by diligently regulat-
of practice when prescrib- should be fully investigated of this joint effort to combat tion obtained by the depart- g
ing medicinal drugs or con- and disciplined accordingly," criminal activity that puts ment. ing health care practitioners
trolled substances which DOH Deputy State Health the public's health at risk." The emergency restric- and facilities. MQA regu-
demonstrates a lack of rea- Officer Bonita J. Sorensen, A prescriber profile tion order prohibits Nguyen lates more than 850,000

ing or other -technological
means as often as neces-
sary. Depending on location,
members either fly or drive
to meetings. Members are
non-paid volunteers; how-
ever, the state reimburses
travel expenses, and mem-
bers receive $50 per day for
each day in attendance.
To apply for member-
ship, request a gubernato-
rial questionnaire from the
Governor's Executive Office
through its 2005 Boards
and Commissions web page
at www.myflorida.com. Type
"2005 Boards" in the search
box, then click on "2005
Boards and Commissions" in
the search matches box, and
then click on Gubernatorial
Appointments Questionnaire
PDF Format. You may also
obtain a form by calling the
Governor's Appointments
Office at (850) 488-2183.
Appointments are typi-

cally for four-year terms.
TJpon term expiration, the
Governor may choose to re-
appoint members for a sec-
ond four-year term. A mem-
ber may serve no more than
two consecutive four-year
The Florida Department
of Health Division of Medical
Quality Assurance (MQA), in
conjunction with 22 boards
and six councils, regulates
42 health care professions
and six types of facilities.
MQA evaluates the creden-
tials of all applicants for
licensure, issues licenses,
analyzes and investigates
complaints, inspects facili-
ties, assists in prosecuting
practice act violations, com-
bats unlicensed activity and
provides credential and dis-
cipline history about licens-
ees to the public. Visit www.
doh.state.fl.us/mqa for more
information about MQA.

report from a CVS Pharmacy
in Kissimmee obtained by
DOH, as well as patient
records, demonstrated that
Nguyen prescribed a similar
combination of OxyContin,
carisoprodol, and alprazolam
to many of his patients.
Nguyen is the first
Florida practitioner to have
his license restricted due
to a "prescribing pattern."
This legislation, Section (1)
(ff), was added to Florida
Statutes 456.072 in 2004.
It states:
(1) The following acts
shall constitute grounds
for which the disciplinary
actions specified in subsec-
tion (2) may be taken:
(ff) Engaging in a pat-
tern of practice when pre-
scribing medicinal drugs or
controlled substances which
demonstrates a lack of rea-
sonable skill or safety to
patients, a violation of any
provision of this chapter,
a violation of the applica-
ble practice act, or a viola-
tion of any rules adopted
pursuant to this chapter
or the applicable practice
act of the prescribing prac-
titioner. Notwithstanding

from prescribing, dispens-
ing or administering any
controlled substances list-
ed in Chapter 893, Florida
Statutes, or 21 U.S. Code
Section 812 until final action
is taken by the Florida Board
of Medicine.
Sorensen would like to
commend the Department's
Medical Quality Assurance
(MQA) Orlando Investigative
Services Unit, the Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement, the Drug
Enforcement Administration
and two offices from the
Attorney General's office
- the Office of Statewide
Prosecution and the Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit for

health care practitioners
and facilities. MQA, in con-
junction with 22 boards and
six councils, regulates 42
health care professions and
six types of facilities. MQA
evaluates the credentials of
all applicants for licensure,
issues licenses, analyzes
and investigates complaints,
inspects facilities, assists in
prosecuting practice act vio-
lations, combats unlicensed
activity and provides cre-
dential and discipline his-
tory about licensees to the
public. Visit www.doh-mqa-
services.com for more infor-
mation about MQA.


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comfortable one owner 3br/2ba 1400 sf
home. Home has big front and back porch-
es, 2 car garage, big storage shed with lean
to for equipment storage, deep well and
a big garden spot. Property has big oaks
around home, lots of smaller oaks and
some cleared land that could easily be con-
verted to pasture. Some fencing is already
in place. This home is located just off CR
274 and just west of SR 73. Marianna is
about 20 minutes, Blountstown 20 minutes
and Panama City 45 minutes away. Home
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Cell: 850-227-5152 Prudential
Toll Free: 877-512-9366, Resort Realty
Ext. 107 1252 Cape San Bias Road Cape San Bias
Prudential is a registered service mark of The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Equal Housing
Opportunity. An Independently Owned and Operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

ALTHA This beautiful property would make a great home size for 1 or more homes.
Big oaks and hardwoods front the highway and the county graded road that borders this
property and planted pines make up the interior. Location is about 4 miles east of Altha
on CR274 and 10 minutes from the 1-10 exit on SR69. Have the peace and beauty of
living in the country and still be just a few minutes from town. Property is located in
the Altha school district. $249,500


ALFORD This is mountains in Florida and owner has been told it is the 2nd highest
point in the State. Gorgeous views from the top, big oaks, planted pines and there is a
spring coming out of the hill which fills a small pond surrounded by hardwoods and
pines. There are very fertile grounds for crops on this 136 acre property and also a
3r/lba frame home on the highway that is currently rented. If you built your home on
the top your only neighbors would be deer and wildlife. Located 4 miles west of SR
231 in Alford. $1,224,000

CHIPOLA RIVER- You will be in Paradise on the Chipola River with this beautiful
3 bedroom, 2 V 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. $399,000

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

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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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.

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PANAMA CITY 4br/2ba double-wide
located on 4 acres with small pond. Home
is in need of some TLC but could be a very
nice property, conveniently located near
Philama City and the beaches. $84,900


YOUNGSTOWN Very nice, well main-
tained mobile home with 4br/2ba and sepa-
rate den with fireplace. Home is located on
1 acre in a nice neighborhood and conve-
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WEWAHITCHKA Great starter home
for couples or'small families. Located in
the country on 1 nice acre. This brick 3/1
home has a 1 car carport, deep well and
new drain field. $135,000

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

CLARKSVILLE Very clean 2
BR/1.5BA brick home with new in-
ground pool on 11.2 beautiful acres.
Property fronts Hwy 20 and has 2
older mobile homes and 2 septic
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HGTV and the National Trust Partner to Assist in the Recovery

of New Orleans' Historic Areas Affected by Hurricane Katrina

HGTV has announced
a donation of $50,000
through the National Trust
for Historic Preservation's
Hurricane Katrina
Recovery Fund to assist
the Preservation Resource
Center of New Orleans in
its on-the-ground work to
preserve and restore historic
buildings and neighborhoods
in the devastated region.
"The Gulf Coast has
a uniquely rich blend of
cultures and traditions with
buildings and landscapes not
found anywhere else," said
Burton Jablin, executive vice

president, Scripps Networks
and president, HGTV. "HGTV
is pleased to partner with the
National Trust in supporting
the Preservation Resource
Center in' New Orleans as
it works to save the diverse
neighborhoods that are the
heart and soul of the city."
Through HGTV's Restore
America, a partnership with
the National Trust, HGTV
has already donated $50,000
for the rehabilitation of the
Incardonia building in New
Orleans, bringing the total
dollars committed to the
region to $100,000. Since

2003, HGTV's Restore
America has provided $3
million to fund 36 restoration
projects across the country
and elevated the importance
of preservation and
community revitalization
through on-air and online
programming to more than
88 million HGTV viewers.
"This support of our
preservation partners in
New Orleans is typical of
the generous spirit that
HGTV brings to all their
work with the Trust," said
Richard Moe, president
of the National Trust for
Historic Preservation.
"These neighborhoods and
historic places must be
rebuilt but the recovery
must acknowledge their
special character. This is
part of the heritage we share
as Americans and through

this gift HGTV has recognized
that it is too important to let
it go."
For more information
about HGTV's dedication
to preservation, visit www.
hgtv. com/ restoreamerica.
com. For more information
about the National
Trust's Hurricane Katrina
Recovery Fund, visit www.
nationaltrust. org.
HGTV, America's
leader in home and lifestyle
programming, is distributed
to more than 88 million
U.S. households and is
one of cable's top-rated
networks. HGTV.com is the
nation's leading online home
and garden destination,
drawing.-an average of four
million unique visitors per
month. HGTV owns 33
percent of HGTV Canada
and provides much of the

Canadian network's daily
programming. The network's
branded programming also
can be seen in 27' other
countries and its selected
programming is available
to service men and women
on board Navy ships and
through American Forces
Radio & Television Service
(AFRTS) which services more
than 1,000 outlets in over
175 countries.
Headquartered in
Knoxville, Tenn., with
offices in Atlanta, Chicago,
Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles,
Nashville and New York,
HGTV is wholly owned by
The E.W. Scripps Company
(NYSE:SSP), which also
operates Food Network, DIY
- Do It Yourself Network,
Fine Living, Great American
Country and electronic
retailer Shop At Home

The National Trust
for Historic Preservation
is a private, nonprofit
membership organization
dedicated to saving historic
places and revitalizing
America's communities.
Recipient of the National
Humanities Medal, the
Trust was founded in 1949
and provides leadership,
education, advocacy, and
resources to protect the
irreplaceable places that
tell America's story. Staff
at the Washington, D.C.
headquarters, six regional
offices and 26 historic
sites work with the Trust's
270,000 members and
thousands of preservation
groups in all 50 states. For
more information, visit the
Trust's web site at www.

Port St.

Joe Police


On Sept. 21 around 4:16
p.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested JoAnn
L. Reilly, age 37, of Port St.
Joe for violation of probation.
Reilly was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.

Provisions of City Trash
Receptacles, Article II,
Section 54-26 of City Code

The city shall provide
each residential occupant
with a container in which
to deposit household gar-
bage and recyclables. The
container shall be located at
a point suitable to the occu-
pant, but on collection days
the occupant shall place the
container in the right-of-way
of the alley or roadway along
the usual collection route.
The occupant shall remove
the container from the alley
or roadway, when empty, on
the same day it is emptied.
Failure to remove these
trash receptacles in a time-
ly manner is in violation

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of this city ordinance and
may be punished by a fine
not exceeding $500.00 or
imprisonment for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or by both
such fine and imprisonment.
Each day any such violation
continues shall constitute a
separate offense. (General
penalty; continuing violation,
Article II, Section 1-15) Any
help with this matter will be

Mexico Beach

Police Report

During the past two
weeks, the Mexico Beach
Police department answered
87 calls for service, investi-
gated one Burglary, and one
During this same period
officers of the Mexico Beach
Police Department investi-
gated one Traffic Crash(es)
with a combined property
damage report of $300.
The officers issued three
Traffic Citations and seven
Traffic Warnings. During the
same time period officers
of the Mexico Beach Police
Department made one Arrest:
Jason Hayden of Grafton,
OH for DUI

FSU management Professors Write The Book On "Political Skill"

A coworker soars to suc-
cess within your company
while you continue to toil
away in obscurity. Wonder
why? Your coworker's supe-
rior "political" skill could
be the difference, say two
Florida State University
Gerald R. Ferris and
Pamela L. Perrewe, profes-
sors of management within
FSU's College of Business,
have written the book, liter-
ally, on organizational poli-
tics. "Political Skill at Work:
Impact on Work Effectiveness
by Davies-Black Publishing,
was cowritten with Sherry
L. Davidson, a professor
of education at New York
"Political Skill at work "
is the first thorough exami-
nation of an ability that is
as subtle as it is powerful,
Ferris said. People who are
able to influence and win
support from others gen-
erally are more successful
at getting hired, building
their professional reputa-
tion, raising their job perfor-
mance, and enhancing their
leadership abilities.
Another benefit of politi-
cal skill is that can help

reduce job stress, Perrewe
said. "People with strong
political abilities are more
likely to have self-confidence
and a sense of control over
their professional destiny,
which makes them more
capable of managing the
stress in their lives," she
Four key dimensions of
political skill are described
in Political Skill at Work":
social astuteness, interper-
sonal influence, networking
ability and apparent sincer-
"We define political skill
as the ability to influence
others to act in ways that
enhance one's personal arid/
or organizational objectives,"
Ferris said. "Therefore, indi-
viduals high in political skill
combine social astuteness
with the capacity to adjust
behavior to changing situa-
tions in a way that appears
to be sincere, inspires sup-
port and trust, and effective-
ly influences and controls
the response of others."
"Political Skill at Work"
offers a number of examples
of well-known individuals
who have used political skill
to succeed in the corpo-
rate world, as well as in
government, education and
sports. Among those profiled
are Bobby Bowden, FSU's
legendary head football
coach; FSU President T.K.
Wetherell, a former speak-
er of the Florida House of
"Each of these figures
has an understand and sub-
tie, but very effective, level of
political skill," Ferris said.
"Hastert also happened to
be my high school football
The new book also offers
an 18-item "Political Skill
Inventory" so that read-
ers can assess their own
strengths in these areas.
Techniques for improving
each ability are discussed,
as well as an arsenal of
political tactics, such as
flattery and bragging that
can contribute to profes-
sional success when wielded
"The book is based on
years of research we both
have done on organiza-

tional politics and political
skill, but is written in a less'
scholarly and more accessi-
ble way so the typical person
on the street hopefully can
find something of use in it."
Ferris said.
"It's not a straight scien-
tific treatment of the subject
matter, nor is it a straight
how to book, Perrewe
added. "It's somewhere in
Ferris, the Francis Eppes
Professor of Management
and professor of psychology
at FSU, has researched polit-
ical skill and organizational.
politics for two decades. He
also has written extensively
on human-resources issues.
Ferris has taught at FSU
since 2000.
Perrewe is the
Distinguished Research
Professor and Jim Moran
Professor of Management
and has taught at FSU since
1984. She also has spent
a number of years in aca-
demic administration as a
department chair and asso-
ciate dean in the College of

In addition to teaching
at FSU and writing togeth-
er, Ferris and Perrewe have
something else in common:
They are husband and wife.
Political skill plays an impor-
tant role in their marriage
as well as their professional
lives, they say.
"One aspect of political
skill that I think has con-
tributed to our relationship
is the self-awareness and
social astuteness to read
each other well and under-
stand the intensity of feel-
ings of certain issues, which
then leads to positions of
strong vs. more compromis-
ing posture," Ferris said.

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Established 1937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

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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 !9 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-
-ntes 49 seconds West
78.71 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING, contain-
ing 0.27 acre, more or less.
Situate, lying and being
in Section 25, Township
4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed:
Debrah Sayers
All of said property being in the
Gulf County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00, A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday,
the 5th day. of October, 2005.
Dated this 31st day of August,
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-OOOR
Description of Property:
Lot 1 Block 4 Idiewood
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,
29, 2005

that David J. & Willie M. Roche
tife 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 second 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,
29, 2005


CASE NO.: 03-515-CA

GreenPoint Credit, LLC,
a corporation,
ChristopherA. Lemke, Dana



Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to an order or a final
judgment of foreclosure entered
in the above-captioned action,
I will sell the property situ-
ated in GULF County, Florida,
described as:
Lot 7 (New Parcel)
Commence at a 4" square
concrete monument
stamped L. B. No. 053
at the Northeast corner
of the Southwest Quarter
of the Northwest Quarter
of Section 10, Township
4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida;
thence go SOO25'04"W,
along the Easterly bound-
ary line of the Southwest
quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of said Section 10
(monumented) for a dis-
tance, of 294.00 feet to
the Northerly right of way
boundary line of Michael
Street (having a 66 foot
wide right of way); thence
go North 89'39'08"W along
said Northerly right of way
boundary line for a dis-
tance of 458.16 feet to
a point of intersection
with the Westerly right
of way boundary line of
Michael Street; thence

go Southwest along said
Westerly right of way
boundary line along the arc
of a curve to the left, hav-
ing a radius of 385.83 feet,
through a central angle of
53*32'57" for an arc length
of 360.60 feet (Chord
bearing S16*26'24"W for
a distance of 347.62feet)
to a Point of Reverse
Curve and the POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said
Point of Beginning con-
tinue Southwesterly along
said right of way bound-
ary line along the arc of
a curve to the right, hav-
ing a radius of 25.00 feet,
through a central angle of
48*58'20" for an arc dis-
tance of 21.37 feet (Chord
bearing S39*52'03"W for
a distance of 20.72 feet)
to a Point of Tangency
on the Northerly right
of way boundary line of
Levi Street (having a 66
foot wide right of way);
thence go S64'21'20"W
along said Northerly right
of way boundary line
for a distance of 116.40
feet; thence departing
the Northerly right of
way boundary line of Levi
Street, go N64'31'29W
for a distance of 361.65
feet, more or less, to the
centerline of a creek;
thence go Northeasterly
along the centerline of
said creek 111 feet, more
or less, to a point which
bears N64*31'29"W of the
Point of Beginning; thence
departing the centerline of
said creek, go S64*31'29"E
for a distance for 435.85
feet, more or less, to the
Point of Beginning. Said
parcel, of land lying and
being in Section 10,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County,

Together with a Non-exclu-
sive easement for ingress
and egress described as

A 66 -foot wide proposed
roadway according to the
unrecorded Plat of BIG
and being in the Southeast
Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, and the Southwest
Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of Section 10,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County,
Florida, and being more
particularly described as
follows: '
Commence at a 4" square
concrete monument mark-
ing the Northwest Corner
of the Southeast Quarter
of the Northwest Quarter
of Section 10, Township 4
South, Range 10 West, Gulf
county, Florida; thence
go S89*38'17"E along
the North boundary line
of the Southeast Quarter
of the Northwest Quarter.
of Section 10 (as mon-
umented) for a distance
of 394.45 feet to a point
of intersection with the
Westerly right of way line
of Michael Street (A graded

road having a 66 foot wide
right of way) for POINT
Point of Beginning con-
tinue S89'38'17"E along
the North boundary line
of the Southeast Quarter
of the Northwest Quarter
of said Section 10 for a
distance of 66.00 feet .to a
point on the Easterly right
of way boundary line of
Michael Street; thence go
S00'30'54"W for a distance
of 360.00 feet; thence go
N89*38'17"W for a dis-
tance of 459.84 feet to the
Westerly boundary line of
the Southeast Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter of
said Section 10; thence go
N8939'08'W for a distance
of 454.65 feet to a point of
intersection with a curve
concave Southeasterly and
having a radius of 319.83
feet' thence go Southerly
along the arc of a curve
to the left through a cen-
tral angle of 63*31'20" for
an arc length of 354.59
feet (Chord bearing
806'29'22"W for a dis-
tance of 336.70 feet) to a
point of tangency; thence
go S25'16'18"E for a dis-
tance of 364.65 feet to a
point of intersection with
a cul-de-sac having a radi-
us of 50.00 feet; thence go
along the arc of a curve to
the right through a cen-
tral angle of 27723'49"
for an, arc length of
242.07 feet (Chord bear-
ing S64*43'28"W for a
distance of 66.00 feet);
thence go N25'16'18"W for
a distance of 364.65 feet
to a point of curvature of a
curve concave southwest-
erly and having a radius
of 24.62 feet; thence go
Northwesterly along the
arc of a curve to the left
through a central angle of
90*22'22" for an arc dis-
tance of 38.83 feet (Chord
bearing N70*27'29"W for
a distance of 34.93 feet).
to a point of tangency:
thence go S64'21'20"W
for a distance of 202.95
feet to appoint of curva-
ture of a curve concave
Northwesterly and having
a radius of 355.72 feet;
thence go Southwesterly
along the arc of a curve to
the right through th cen-
tral angle of 26"10'00"
for an arc length of
162.455 feet (Chord bear-L
ing S77'26'20"W for a
distance of 161.05 feet)
to a point of tangency;
thence go N89*28'40"W for
a distance of 50.00 feet;
thence to NOO31'20"W for
a distance of 66.00 feet;
thence go S89'28'40"E
for a distance of 50.00
feet to a point of curva-
ture of a curve concave
Northwesterly and having
a radius of 289.72 feet;
thence go Northeasterly
along the arc of a curve to
the left through a central
angle of 26*10'00" sec-
onds for an arc length of
132.31 feet (Chord bearing
N7726'20"E for a distance
of 131.17 feet) to a point

of tangency; thence go
N64'21'20"E for a distance
of 222.39 feet to a point
of curvature of a curve
concave Northwesterly
and having a radius of
25.00 feet; thence go
Northeasterly along the
arc of curve to the left
through a central angle
of 48*58'20" for an arc
length of 21.37 feet (Chord
bearing N3952'03"E for a
distance of 20.72 feet) to
a point of reverse' curve
concave Southeasterly .
and having a radius of
385.83 feet thence go
Northeasterly along the
arc of a curve to the right
through a central angle of
53'32'57" for an arc length
of 360.60 feet (Chord bear-
ing N1626'24"E for a
distance of 347.62 feet);
thence go S89*39'08"E
for a distance of 485.16
feet to a point on the
Westerly boundary line of
the Southeast Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter of
said Section 10, thence go
S8938'17"E for a distance
of 393.95 feet; thence go
N0030'54"E for a distance
of 294.00 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
INCLUDING the follow-
ing Manufactured Home:
ALBUS28284A &
at public sale, to the high-
est and .best bidder for cash,
at the front entrance of the
GULF County Courthouse,
1000 Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida atl 11:00 a.m. eastern
time, on October 13, 2005.
DATED this 15 day of
September, 2005.
Douglas C. Birmingham
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
Chad A. Dean, Esq.
118 West Adams St. #800
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-5884 -
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable accomo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Court administrators office,
as soon as possible. If hear-
ing impaired, 1-800-995-8771
(TTD); or 1-800-955-8770 (V)
via Florida Relay Service.
Publish September 29 &
October 6, 2005

In the Matter of an Application
For a Determination of
For a Stormwater Exemption
DEP File No. 23-0250591-001-
Gulf County
Mr. Joe thiel

Post Office Box 14165
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410
The Department of
Environmental Protection gives
notice that it has determined
that the swale system for the
construction of an office build-
ing with paved parking on CR
386 in Gulf County qualifies
for the exemption established
under Rule 62-25.030(l)(c),
Florida Administrative Code
The Department's determi-
nation shall become final unless
a timely petition for an admin-
istrative hearing is filed under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes. The
time and procedure for petition-
ing for a hearing are set forth
below. Upon the timely filing of
a petition, this determination
will not be effective until further
order of the Department.
A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by
the Department's decision may
petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes. The peti-
tion must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and musf
be filed (received by the clerk)
in the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Section 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000. The peti-
tioner shall also mail a copy of
the petition to the applicant at
the address indicated above at
the time of filing.
Petitions must be filed
within 21 days of publica-
tion or receipt of this written
notice, except that a petition by
any person entitled to written
notice, under Section 120.60(3)
of the Florida Statutes must
-be filed with 21 days of receipt
of the written notice. The fail-
ure of any person to file a
petition within the appropri-
ate time period shall coristi-
tute a waiver of that person's
right to request an adminis-
trative determination (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes.
Any subsequent intervention
(in a proceeding initiated by
another party) will be only at
the discretion of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing of
a motion in compliance with
Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida
Administrative Code.
A petition must contain the
following information:
(a) The name, address, and
telephone number of each
petitioner; the Department
file identification number
and the county in which the
subject matter or activity is
(b) A statement of how
and when each etitibn-
er received notice of the
Department action;
(c) A statement of how each
petitioner's substantial
interests are affected by the
Department action;
(d) A statement of the mate-
rial facts disputed by the
petitioner, if any;
(e) A statement of facts that
the petitioner contends war-
rant reversal or modification
of the Department action;
(f) A statement of which
Rules or Statutes the peti-
tioner contends require
reversal or modification of
the Department action; and
(g) A statement of relief
sought by the petitioner,
stating precisely the action
that the petitioner wants the
Department to take.
A petition that does not
dispute the material facts on
which the Department's action
is based shall state that no
such facts are in dispute and
otherwise shall contain the

same information as set forth
above, as required by Rule 28-
106.301, FAC.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to
re-determine the Department's
determination, the filing of
the petition means that the
Department's final determina-
tion may be different from the
determination stated in this
notice. Persons whose substan-
tial interests may be affected by
any change in the Department's
determination have the right to
petition to become a party to
the proceeding, in accordance
with the requirements set forth
Mediation under Section
120.573 of the Florida Statutes
is not available for this pro-
The application is available
for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at
the following address:
Department of
Environmental Protection
Northwest District
Tallahassee Branch Office
2815 Remington Green
Circle, Suite A
Tallahassee, Florida 32308-
Publish September 29, 2005

The City of Mexico Beach
will be accepting sealed bids
for approximately 14 surplus
vehicles/equipment until 4:30
P.M. October 12. A listing of
the equipment and minimum
bids is available. in the Public
Works Department adjacent to
City Hall in Mexico Beach. For
more information please call
Wendy Summers at 648-5700.
Publish September 29 and
October 6, 2005

that the City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida,- at
its meeting on the 4th day of
October, at 6:00 p.m., ET. in
the Comimission Chamber at
the Municipal Building, Port St.
Joe, Florida, will consider for
final adoption Ordinances with
the following titles:
70-189 OF THE CODE
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 public during normal work-
ing hours.
Publish September 29, 2005-

Natural wonders

aren't formed


It takes time to turn promise into greatness. It also takes commitment, passion and respect. At

St. Joe, we employ all of these to bring value to the land we develop and the places we create.

We applaud those who do the same for their neighbors. Together, for more than 75 years, we

have invested in today to create a better tomorrow. Not only for ourselves, but for our shared

future. This is our home. Let's make sure that the best is yet to come.

Applications are being taken at Franklin Cl, Gulf Cl, and
other correctional institutions across Northwest Florida.

Employment opportunities are available as soon as you.
start training! Start classes in October and be finished by
February you can get paid to go to school!



Day class begins Oct. 17
Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

Dr Gulf Coast i
r Community College < 4'

For more information, call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670, ext. 5507
or Sharon Burdeshaw at 227-9670, ext. 5511

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120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe


9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON

This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service
anyone's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery
prices in the area. Come in and try our services

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37B 4601H
TING SERVICE. Perfect FICE seeking full time
alternative to kenneling CNA with computer & cleri-
your 4 legged kids. Re-, cal experience. Please call
ferred by local vet. Relia- 227-7070 or apply in per-
ble pet sitter/pet owner. son at 301 20th St.
10 lAnno0uncements Does home visits while
you are away. In business COLLECTION/ LOAN
7 years. Call Diana or Dan SERVICING. Full time Po-
227-5770 or 648-5081 or sition, Experience re-
0 2227-8225 quired. Fast paced envi-
ronment. Flexible hours.
Great pay. Paid vacation.
Call 227-9292. Drug Free
-.. Workplace.

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

female, 10 weeks old,
$250. Call 229-6370.

72 70 Services

I Affordable !
Home Improvements
Sheetrock work,Textured
Ceilings & Repairs, etc.
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400 Employment



St. Joe Towns & Re-
sorts is currently seek-
ing an experienced
Construction Superin-
tendent for our GULF
COUNTY Homebuilding
Operations. Candidate
will supervise the con-
struction of detailed
unique homes. Candi-
date should have great
organizational and lead-
ership abilities; 'Includ-
ing strong communica-
tion skills and the ability
to follow in place proce-
dures while* managing
multiple tasks. An un-
derstanding of external
and Internal customer
concepts are essential
in addition to strong
people skills. Five years
residential supervision
required and two year
college degree pre-
We offer great pay &
benefit package.
Mail resume to
245 Riverside Ave.,
Suite 500,
Jacksonville, FL 32202,
Fax resume to
or email to
Equal Opportunity
Employer* Pre-
Employment Drug
-.'I.]-'.1[ii and Back-
ground check Rneulred

Puberty National
Is apanding its opera-
tion & is looking for up.
watty mrobile people to
fill Insurance Sales pos-
tions, Fringe benefits
Sackagae, two retirement
nds, health insurance,
paid vacation, onven-
ston trips and more. No
experlence necessary,
On-the-job training, Re-
quirementsw integrity,
good work ethic, and
te desir to earn $50K

+ per year Contact
HInes Robertson
7838629 EOE


has an :cc,-rng 1 a Crea-
tve Team Member Appli-
cants must have computer
experience and have a
teamr p.tg attitude. Re-
s. i.-?so include: Ad-
ertiising design and page
I layut Experience in
InDesigr and Photoshop a
p bh, but we will train the
-c- os-s. Benefits in-
::.e -c : dental and
vasn insurance, 401K,
success shairng, paid holi-
ii. paid vacation and
.ar:. lave.. The Times is a
drug free .'." C and
an equ i :::,:rt- T,' erm-
ployer. Contact Kathy
Smith, Creative Design
Manager, 850-653-8868 or
email resume to
ksmith@starfl.com or Fax
resume to (850) 653-8036.
Or in person at the Times

The Gulf County School
Board has immediate
ic -r. fr substitute
bs :,,s'e. A bus driver
training class will be offer-
ed beginning Monday, Oc-
tober 3, at 6:00PM Eastern
Time at the Adult School in
Port St. Joe. Training will
consist of 40 total hours in-
cluding 20 hours in the
classroom and 20 hours
on a bus. Training is free if
an applicant drives a bus
for Gulf County School
Board. All other applicants
for bus driver physical,
and be drug tested before
being approved by School
Board as a driver. All li-
censed drivers for the Gulf
County School Board are
eligible for any full time po-
sitions that come available.
If interested or want
more information,
call Carolyn at the
Gulf County Adult School
at 227-1744.

rience required. CDL Train-
ing Is now available in your
area. Covenant Transport
has immediate openings
for'entry-level semi drivers.
Our avg. Drivers earn more
than $36k first year. OTR
and Regional runs get you
home weekly. Train for top

every night. 1 years experi-
ence. Clean MVR. Class A
B license. $300 Sign- On
-Bonus after 90 Days. Call

TECHNICIAN, Bailey Bish-
op & Lane, Inc., located in
Port St. Joe, is looking for
an Engineering Technician
with AutoCAD experience.
Please fax resumes to
850-227-9650 or email to:

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

Are you ready to do good
work for others? position
now open providing ser-
vices for our community's
mosts frail elderly. In-
cludes homemaking, meal
prep, shopping and activi-
ties as determined by cli-
ent need. Must have own
transportation and pass a
background check and
drug screen. Call Sandy @
Gulf County Senior Citizen,
229-8466, or apply at 120
Ubrary Drive, Port St. Joe.

Hunters Check
Station Operator
Florida Filsh and
Wildlife Conservation
-2 seasonal positions
Begins mid Oct.
continues thru late Jan.
Located 5 miles west of
12-15hr/day up to 40
hrswk, $7.00/hr.
Submit State of Florida
Call (850) 653-8820 or
(850) 627-2934
for more Info,
EEO/AA employer
JanitoralBI/Commerclal, P/T
M-F eves, Experience pref
ered, but will train, Must
pass drug/background &
have reliable transporta-
tion, 1-888-334-6664

The Downtown Redevel-
opment Agency of Port St.
Joe is accepting applica-
tions for the following posi-
Community Redevelop-
ment Agency Director
Community Redevelop-
"ment Agency Deputy Di-

Applications and job de-
scriptions are available at
City Hall. Applications
MUST be accompanied
with valid driver's license
or identificaton card AND
Social Security Card. Any
application not accompa-
nied by these documents
will not be considered. Re-
sumes should accompany
the formal application.
Applications will be ac-
cepted until positions are
Please return applications
to Carol Davis In the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., RP.O.
Box 278; Port St. Joe, Flor-
Ida 32456.
The City of Port St. Joe en-
forces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/ Af-
firmative Action Employer.

flood victims with roofing
company. Installing metal
roofing. Call Steve Brant
Roofing, Port St. Joe, FL.

Semi-Skilled/General Con-
st. Cook Brothers, Inc. (an
EOE & DFWP) accepting
applications. Please call
(850) 648-5087.

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

needed for Taxi Service.
Call 850-899-0678
CDL class A truck drivers,
night shift, must have
clean driving record with 2
years verifyable experi-
ence. Hourly pay with full
benefit package. For de-
tails call Renee at
850-229-6018. EOE/DFWP
CDL Drivers
competitive pay, full bene-
fit package. EOE/DFWP
(Mexico Beach Area)
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
401 K.
Keith Lawson Company
Kevin Infinger
(850) 259-2358
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply
SONAL to sell insertion
space for a new and exclu-
sive annual publication.
Great pay for motivated,
hard working, self-starters.
Will train. Contact Esprit at
(850) 227-9807. Serious in-
quiries only.
SONAL to sell insertion
space for a new and exclu-
sive annual publication.
Great pay for motivated,
hard working, self-starters.
Will train. Contact Esprit at
(850) 227-9807. Serious In-
quiries only.
Wanted. Highland View
Baptist Church Is search-
ing for a Youth Minister.
Please contact Mike at
needed. No exp. req'd.
Call 229-6859

The Bank has Immediate
opportunities for you to
Join our team of banking
professionals in several of
Florida's top growth mar-
kets. They are:

00For Sale

Every Friday Night at 7 pm
Eastern. Great Auctions
Weekly. Often Including
Estates Col. Wade Clark,
Auctlon-eer Wade Clark
Auctions 314 Reid Avenue,
Port St Joe 850-229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737 10%
Buyer's Premium ,

555 -
Perfect Sleeper, pillow top,
2 months old, $400. King
size headboard, hand
carved & stamped by mak-
er. Symbol of Eternity de-
sign. True work of unique
art, Flawless, $350 firm.
227-5770 or 227-8225
MAPLE Curio cabinet,,
white washed oak curio
cabinet & beige leather re-
cliner. 227-1932
MATCHING couch &
loveseat, $500 or best of-
fer. Maple colored enter-
tainment center, hold 27"
TV, $60 or best offer. Call

5Garage Sales

Large Yard &
Estate Sale!
510 8th St. (In Alley)
Friday, 1:30-?
Sat & Sun 8am-?
Furniture & lots of misc.
Something for everyone.
229-2640 Rain Cancels!
501 1/2 Maryland Blvd
Mexico Bch, various
household items, chairs,
tools, porcelain vases, pic-
tures, many other Items. to
many to List. 10'x20' shed
to be moved. 648-4065.
Multi Family Sale!
102 N. 36th St.,
Mexico Beach
Sat, October 1st,
7am-2pm CST
8am-3pm EST
Multi Family
Yard Sale!
Sat, Oct 1, 8am-Till.
7911 Alabama Ave.
St Joe Beach Fire Dept.
New, used & Antique furni-
ture, Electronics, outdoor
equipment, 400 videos,
utility trailer, kitchen & yard
supplies, sets of China,
quilts, Holiday decora-
tions, Winter clothes/
shoes. Too much to Listi
Cheapl Cheapl
Sat, 10/1, 8-12 EST
Yard Sale!
218 Ponce de Leon
SEPT. 30 & 31. Fri. & Sat.
8am-4pm CST. 405
Fortner, Mexico Beach. 5
sheets of plywood, oblong
chest of drawers, wedding
dress size 4, children &
adult clothing, toys and
much more.
8am-? 1604 Monument Av
of children & adult clothes
toys, bicycles, household
Items & Lots of misc items.
HOUSE, 408 California Dr.,
Mexico Beach, SAT.
8-12NCST- Movies, DVDs,
motorcycle, bicycles,
tools, kitchen items Inci
Tupperware, picture
frames, & Lots more IncI
the Housel NO Early Birds.
Rnins Cancls....



Beat Deal on (HYDRO
SPA) w/warranty. Never
used, seats w/lounger,
Affordable- $1995. 850-
648 1088 or 628-6858.
for sale. We do repairs.
Call 647-5260
Airport Limo Service
Call 850-899=0678

MOWER, 1 year old. Mov-
ing Away, No longer need,
Paid $1250/ Sell for $750
obo. Excellent condition,
Metal 20"x71", like new,
$165.00 obo. CANON
COPIER #2000, copies up
to 11x17" $2500.00 obo.
850-653-8664 Lve Msg.

60 Financial

this classification may or
may not require an in-
vestment or may' be
multi-level marketing
opportunities. We do
not recommend giving
credit card or bank ac-
count information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

700 Residential

7001 780m 80@ 82)
2 BR, 1 BA, Clean quiet AT MEXICO BEACH, 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, PRICE REDUCED!
Apt., 606 Woodward Ave. 20x30 building, located in great possibilities for multi- 8 acre waterfront lot with
$650 mo+ dep.647-2570. secluded nice quiet area, family, 183ft. unobstructed access to Bay, Intercoastal
Also have amenities for Bay View. City water & and Gulf plus amenities.
LONG-TERM rentals, near overnight stays, utilities sewer. currently a conven- $389,000
school and beach. Availa- furnished, $550 mo. $500 ience store with gas Don Yarbrough
ble now with 1-year lease. dep. 850-648-5905. pumps. $1,700,000. Call Coldwell Banker Res.
Contact Century 21 Gulf OFFICE FOR RENT- ap- 527-Joan L2560 Movelaco Beacll 850-769-8971
Coast Vacation Rentals, prox. 500sf, 1 room, 10x Harmon Mexico Beach(800) 850-2275887
(850) 229-1200 or (850) 22, 1 room 10x10, kitchen/ 2394959 Realty (800) WATERFRONT LOTS
648-5449 bath. All utilities included. -Access to Bay & Gulf
First/ last/ security deposit MEXICO BEACH, 1294 *Secure Gated Entry
70 i n required. $650 monthly. SQ FT. office building -Large Homesites
0 Available Sept 15th. Call zoned General Commer- -Boat ramp
7 227-9292 or 227-6120. cial or residential.on Hwy *Day dock
98. $695,000. Joan Love- *Pool
2 BR, 2 BA, brand new OFFICE SPACE in lace, Mexico Beach Har- *RV & Boat storage
Condo, 1/2 mile to Mexico Simmons Bayou Executive mon Realty. 850-527-2560 $183,900 to $650,000
Beach, pool, unfurn'd, Offices. Great location, pr- or 800-239-4959 Coldwell Banker
$1,000mo. 404-663-0226 vate entrance Fantastic ResidentialReal Estate
tion and kitchen. 1934 800-868-0405
3 BR, 2 BA, brand new CR30. $350/mth inci utili- Don Yarbrough
Condo, 1/2 mile to Mexico ties except phone and in- 850-227-5887
Beach, pool, unfurn'd, ternet. Annual lease re- 2 BR, 2 BA, pre-construc- 8
$1,150mo. 404-663-0226 quired. Call 850-229-7799 tion townhome in Mexico
Beach. Spacious with walk V
THE VILLAGE, Palm Ave. 7A in closets & swimming
Available Nov 1. Beautiful pool. $235k. 850-527-5708 HOWARD CREEK,
new luxury Towrihome for $32,000. Cleared 1/2 acre
rent. 3 br, 3 ba wash- 3 BR, 2 BA, garage, 3 lot on paved Old Bay City
er/dryer, kitchen appl. America's Mini small buildings, partially Rd Call Joan Lovelace,
$1,500. Store & Office furnished, Blueberry Or- Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
227-3454/625-6445. rage ce chard, garden patch, alty 850-527-2560 or
Complex sprinkler system, 2.35 ac- 800-239-49589
WINTER RENTAL Villages All Sizes available. res, 538 Borders Rd. Over-
at Port St. Joe. Beautifully Boat & RV Storage, street. 227-1812 By Ownr ST. JOE BEACH,
furnished 2 or 3 Bedroom & climate controlled 75x150ft, (high) with mo-
Townhouse. Call (229)-2 or 3 storage available 4 BR, 2 BA, upgraded SS bile home, 2br, 2ba. 1 1/2
324-3109/Townhouse. Call (229) 891-6583. 850-229-8014 aior appl, 2 car gar, metal roof, blocks from gulf. $350k.
24-3109/(229) 891-6583. 1 CH&A, 347 Bay St., St Joe OBO. 850-647-9193
850-258-4691 Beach, $485,000. Call 850-
(1 ,W.-. FOR LEASE New Com- 647-3248 By owner Shores Subdivision, excel-
I mercial Office and ware- 2910 GARRISON AVE.... lent location. High eleva-
house storage. In St. Joe 3 br, 2 ba, oversized lot, tion. 2nd block from
commerce park located on $225K Call 258-5126 Great beach, underground utili-
2 BR / 1 BA home on Industrial Rd. (FL Hwy 382) Rental/ First Home/ Owner ties including sewer,
large shady lot in quiet behind Arizona Chemical. $279,900. Call Joan Love-
neighborhood. Eat in Each space consists of an COMPLETELY Renovated lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
kitchen with updated appil- office, bath, storage closet 3br/2ba, Irg screened co Beach Harmon Realty
ances. Carport w/ utility and warehouse with 10' porch, FP, brick home. (800)239-4959
room. Nice front deck. roll up door. Convenient to Incl's apple's, irrigation syst,
Call 229-8211 or 227-5301 all locations, 1/2 mile off satellite syst. & many other
for more Information. Hwy 98. 1000 sq.ft. each amenities. Located in exc.
space. $550 per month. 12 neighborhood. Asking
2 BR, 1 BA HOUSE, High- month leases. One month $475k. By Owner 227-1932
landview area, walk to security deposit. Office
beach, $675 mo. 1 year (850) 229-8014. Home Florida Gulf Front
lease, Call 850-499-8262. (850) 229-8030 cell M7.11 i
850-258-4691 Reduced Price
3 BR, 2 BA new home in Luxury Homes and _
PSJ, $1200mo + dep. Call nA r Preconstruction/
850-380-4379 MINI STORAGE Under Construction 24x60 DW, located at St
Condo sales. Joe Beach w/ Gulf view,
O ce rr 4MGinAve,PertStJoe,n Call 1-800-681-0362 completely furn'd, $950mo
3 BR, 2 BA, across from (PristiehNuetwtotlts) ID#1410 + 1st & last. Call 850-
eate Coldwell Banker Forgotten 576-4286 /850-570-3995
heated pool, $1300mo. 22 206o0 Office Coast Realty
Call 850-899-0678 814-7400 CeH Phone Coast Realty FOR RENT, Mexico
MEXICO BEACH 507 Beach, 4 blocks from
3 BR, 2 BA, Double wide Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Beach, adjacent from park,
on 1/2 acre lot in Creek BEACH home on large corner lot. 2 BR, 2 BA, single wide,
View subdivision. $900mo. Screened porch in front -mobile home, fresh paint,
Call 227-5700 deck in back. Fenced in carpet, fridge, has washer
STORAGE back yard Short walk to & dryer, $500 mo + $500
3 BR, 2 BA, quiet subdivi- beach. $275,000. Joan dep, Ise neg. no pets. part
sion, 233 Kim Covet Mexi- Day: 227-7200 Lovelace, Mexico Beach furn neg. Call
co Beach, almost new Night: 647-3882 Harmon Realty. (800) 50-867-0371 or
239-4959. Local 527-2560 850-227-2549.
home. Fenced In back St. Joe Beoch
yard. $1325mo. Call MEXICO BEACH,
850-527-5708 $399,900 3br/2.5ba
townhouse. ULike new, fully
INDIAN PASS C-30 House furnished, Beachside of 98
on 5 acres, 4 br, 2 ba, pri- Joan Lovelace, Mexico
vate fish pond and hot tub Beach Harmon Realty,
room, $1100 mo., $700 850-527-2560 or
dep., 6 mths to 1 yr lease. 800-239-4959
Call 653-8074 or 653-7291
PLUS SMALL ENGINE MEXICO BEACH, 3 br, 2 90 Marine I Aviation
NEW HOME on CR30 in REPAIRS ba, Beachside of Hwy, well
Treasure Bay. Enjoy sun. Nmaintained, fully furnished,
set views over the Bay NOWAVAILABLE Gulfview. $695,000. Joan
from screen porch and Climate Control rea Mexico Bacty iVI
open deck. 2 BR, 2% BA, (850)527-2560 or
wood floors, desnefu fufurnitshed 6t JO 800-239-4959. HOUSEBOAT, $16,000.
with designer furniture 6 38' LOA, 12' beam, totally
to 12 month lease. $1275 Relnt-All, IInC. OVERSTREET, $274,900. rebuilt, V6, GMC engine,
mth. First, last aend $600 First Street 3br, 2ba on 1.25 acres. new bottom job, in Apa-
security deposit required. 706 irSt- 15ft pond w/fish & docks. lachicola. Can deliver as
Extra pet deposit. Call Phone 227-2112 Greenhouse, Salt system far as Panama City with
850-229-7799 or 850- well, screened porch over- enough beer. 370-6360.
893-2216. / MINI-STORAGE \ looks pond. Carport w/air
conditioned carport. Call
-- F] -H -H hJoan Lovelace, Mexico
h nnnnI i iI Beach Harmon Realty
a5x10 10x10 10x20 800-239-4959

On Site Rentals 6 Days on 2 acres. Laundry room
A Week & storage area. Outside
shed has ligtbts & gas.
$249,900. Joan Lovelace Recreational &
77,5 Commercial ASK ABOUT FREE 527-2560, Mexico Beach Travel
Rentals MONTH'S RENT! Harmon Realty
& OFFICE COMPLEX Above ground pool. Caba- 1993 30' DUTCHMEN on
na. $110,000. Joan Love- rented lot across from Bay
Port St, Joe, Commerce Park, lace 527-2560, Mexico in Apalachicola, FL. Set up
OtT US Hwy 98; 141 Commerce Drive, Port St Joe Beach Harmon Realty with screen porch and Vi-
Sn, r 800-239-4959, nyl shed. $10,000. Info.
For Information Call: PORT ST. JOE 1902 (334) 793-8292 evenings.
(850) 229-8014 (850) 229-8030 Garrison Ave. Charming 2
(850) 258-4691 BR, 1 BA home on 78x150
lot. Fenced backyard, car-
port, storage building.
$209,900. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
*Self Storage Office Warehouse alty 850-527-2560 or
3 Acre Boat/RV Rental Units (800)239-4959.
Covered/Uncovered (Available from 25' x 40' ST. JOE BEACH,
Storage or will build to suit) $795,000. 3br/2ba. Locat-1 Automotive
ed on corner lot across
from dedicated beach. En-
.J, closed front porch w/ un- 0
"w Climate Controlled obstructed view of beach.
Climate Controlled commerciall possibilities.
Sizes Available Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi- MONTE CARLO '03 SS.
S co Beach Harmon Realty, black w/ black leather,
5 X10 @ 9 a .i N8 (Month ; 850-527-2560 or sunroof, loaded.$15,000
10 X 10' @ [Ii05 Month '. 800-239-4959 OBO 227-8983.
.J l0'.\ 1' $135 Month ST. JOE BEACH. 3br,
'" 0 x 20' 185 Month 2ba, fireplace, hot tub, 2 1 v!
10 1lcar garage, $275,000. I V
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
S^ B Beach Harmon Realty 1998 DODGE Cargo Van,
850-527-2560 or V6, auto, AC, good condi-
800-239-4959 tion, $2950. 227-1738



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135W Hwy 98
Port St. Joe, FL

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Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112


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State Certified Electrician ESI2000204
& Finish Carpentry RG006883
229-6751 Officee 227-5666 Cell
Serving area since 1975 s8

Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center

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Building Contractor
Bruce R. Allen
P.O. Box 1171 Phone (850) 227-1882
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 340-0674 (Cell)
allenco@gtcom.net FAX: (850) 229-1544
RB 29003351

Home Repair &
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
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Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532 TF,3;3

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Serving Port St. Joe ond Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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EXECUTIVE HOME ON 3 LOTS. Seashore Subdivision at St Joe
Beach. Walking distance to the beach. Wonderful wide open floor
plan with hugh back yard A great investment or family home.
This is truly one of the nicest homes in St Joe Beach. A MUST SEE!
(NO SIGN IN YARD) MLS # 107961, $ 825,000 Call Natalie
850-227-4355 to view.

113 39th Street, Mexico Beach 2 bd/2ba Gultview town-
house, great location, just steps from the beach. $600,000.
Call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900.

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.

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

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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Must See this house, beautiful newly
renovated home with heart of pine walls,
flooring and ceilings from early 1900's,
stainless steel kitchen, 2 working fireplaces
in bedrooms, surround sound in all rooms,
sprinkler system and security system,with
many, many extras...3 bed/2 bath...this is
the most CHARMING house on the mar-
ket...Indian Pass area is very artistic and
secluded. $779,900 Call Natalie 850-

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

Inis one of a Kind, i 24 Iidewater 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

IS THIS FUN OR WHAT?! Own a beach
townhouse that' comes fully furnished.
Just steps to the wide open beach oqf
Mexico Beach,FL. 2 bed/2.5 bath. Built
in 2001. Put is on the rental market or
save this jewel for yourself. Priced to
sell at $350,000 Call Natalie to view

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

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 @

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-

Lovely completely renovated ho
one of the established best nei
hoods.Located behind the hospital
a park in front of the home. Apple
are only 2 years oldI Ready and m
with no hassle. Extra large bea
landscaped fenced yard. Has yard
ing with electricity. Also, huge ro
garage for storage. New cabin
kitchen, irrigation system many c
ties. $499,000 THIS IS A MUS1
Call Ellen Allemore @ 850-227
for more information on this

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

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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

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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 @850-227-4252

101 Gulf Coast Circle 3 Bedroom/2
Bath home featuring hardwood flooring,
tile in kitchen and bathrooms, carpet, fire-
place. Stucco, slate roofing, landscaping.
Gated subdivision. Approx 2700 square
feet. Call Perky White 850-227-5164.
$399,000.00. MLS#101674

JOE BEACH Lovely 4 Br 2 Ba large
e on interior corner lot with some
view. Great for large family or one
lots of company. Fireplace upstairs
two complete kitchens one up and
downstairs. 2 story with plenty of deck
great viewlLandscaped yard with irri-
on system. Outside shower. Hot tub
master bath upstairs. Near subdivision
inning pool and tennis courts. Many
e amenities. MLS 103823 Call Ken
ell 850-340-0567

- St. Joe Beach, Highlands Subdivision-New subdivision, great
place to build your home. Mls#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 Sonlia Raffleld at 227.9600.
* 134 Palm Breeze Way 1/2 acre wooded lot in growing subdi-
vision. Great buy at $71,000. Call Richard Squires or Sonlia
Raffleld 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 .
* MLS#105141 126 Rosemary Court This Gulf View lot
is in a premier subdivision offering each lot owner a commu-
nity boardwalk to the Gulf of Mexico. The entire subdivision
is heavily landscaped with paved streets and a gated entrance.
Community will also have their own beachside pool. $525,000
$495,000 Contact Carol Bell for more Information @ 850-
* 109 N. 27th Street, Mexico Beach MLS#104393 Gulf view
lot 75x100, surveyed, short walk to the beach. $299,900 Call
Brenda Miller 850-227-5380

* Lot 15, Marina Cove, great commercial lot in Por
est retail subdivision. Call Sonlla Raffield at 340-

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*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. Joe. mls#106528 $137,000 Call Candice Upchurch
i Plantation Drive Large half acre lot in peaceful subidvi-
sion adjoining golf course and St. Joseph Bay Country Club.
- $169,900, call Sonjia Raffleld 340-0900.
SPORT ST. JOE- (White City) MLS# 106486. Approx. 11.2 acres
on canal front property. $7,900,000 Call Warren Yeager for
more information at 800-451-2349 or 850-227.9600.
* Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful bay view lot has
unobstructed view of St. Joe Bay, great place to build a home.
mls#105525 $875,000 Call Sonjia 340-0900.
* Soulhgate Subdivision In beautiful Port St. Joe. Gated
Community, Brick Pavers, underground utilities. Close to schools,
churches and downtown. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605..
- Port St. Joe's newest business address offers just 41 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 Villlage
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-
c 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
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*Indian Pass-111 Stillwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one the
newest subdivisions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved
roads make this a great homesite. $185,000
* Indian Pass- 101 Lagoon Drive. Great private 2nd tier home-
site with beach access, as close to water as most 1st tiersl Arch.
restrictions but NO hassles with a HOA. Beautiful secluded beach,
steps away from Raw Bar,ONE minute drive to b9at 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 com-
munity 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-coastal 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 Bay. Call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900
* Cape San Blas,Lot 2 Jubilation-Gulf front with wide open
beaches. Close to the beach club and pool area. mls#107925
$1,300,000 Call Natalie Shoaf 227-4355
* Cape San Bias, 481 Haven Road-Lot 3, 1st tier lot in Seagrass
Subdivision. $895,000 mls#1 07363
S1 st tier lots in Lantana By the Sea, beautiful gulf view $485,000.
Call Richard Squires or Sonjia Raffleld at 227-9600.
4583 Cape San Bias Road Large 1st tier lot $725,000. Call
Richard Squires or Sonjia Raffield at 227-9600.
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munity with pool, club house & boardwalk $405,000. each. Call
Richard Squires or Sonlia Raffield at 227-9600.
* 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
opportunity. $350,000. Contact Patrick Jones today @ (850)
- 225 Park Point Circle. Premier location on the Cape. Great
amenities including pool, pool house, and deeded gulf access. Wise
investment. Contact Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878
* Lot 7, Jubilation Subdivision. Over an acre of gulf front prop-
erty in the premier subdivision on Cape San Bias. Close proximity
to the beach club house. A fantastic investment and great place
to build a beach home. In a X-flood zone. $1,500,000. Contact
Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878.
* Lot 9, Phase 1, Jubilation Subdivision. Over an acre of gulf
front property in the premier subdivision on Cape San Bias. Close
proximity to the beach club house. A fantastic investment and
great place to build a beach home. In a X-flood zone. $1,400,000.
Contact Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878.
- Cape San Bias-74.63' Gulf Fronti Beautiful property w/beach
access along left side of property linel MLS#106461 $1,350,000
Call Todayl Contact Candice Upchurch for more information
@ 850-227-6402.
- Cape San Bias- 214 White Sands Drive. 1st Tier Lot with great
view in good location. Gulf Access via boardwalk. This lot is sur-
rounded by lovely homes. Ride by today and call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046.
- Cape San Bias, 1st tier lot-Fantastic view of the beaches of Cape
San Bias. Just steps away from the St. Joseph State Park. $749,900

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