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 Main: Section A: Editorials,...
 Main: Section A: continued
 Section B
 Section B: Church News
 Section B: Restaurant Guide
 Section B: continued
 Section B: Public Notices
 Section B: Classified Ads


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: October 6, 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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Table of Contents
    Main: Section A
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    Main: Section A: Editorials, Comments...
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    Main: Section A: continued
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    Section B
        page B 1
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
    Section B: Church News
        page B 6
    Section B: Restaurant Guide
        page B 7
        page B 8
    Section B: continued
        page B 9
        page B 10
        page B 11
        page B 12
        page B 13
    Section B: Public Notices
        page B 14
    Section B: Classified Ads
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2005 Flu Season Underway

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
With the end of a devastating hurricane
season still two months away, another
dreaded but inevitable period is looming flu
October marks the start of the 2005 flu
season, and many have already begun to feel
the effects.
Dr. Tom Curry of Shoreline Medical
Group in Port St. Joe said the best way to
avoid the flu is to get vaccinated.
Refuting the common misnomer that
one can become infected after receiving a
flu shot, Curry said the vaccine is actually a

Birding and

Wildflower Festival

Takes Wing
The fifth annual Florida Panhandle
Birding and Wildflower Festival has arrived,
with lectures, guided field trips and
educational displays from Franklin County
to Gulf County beginning Friday and running
through Sunday.
The festival headquarters is the St.
Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserves Center,
located at 3915 Hwy. C-30, about five miles
from the city limits of Port St. Joe. Tours
and lectures begin early Friday morning and
continue through Sunday morning.
Registration fees are $25 for adults and
$5 for children ages 12 and under.
With a few exceptions, all tours and
lectures can be chosen for the cost of the
registration fee. Tour availability is on a first-
come, first-served basis and space for each
tour and lecture is limited.
Ticket pick-up and on-site registration
%ilIl take place at the Preserves Center during
the following hoius: Thursday, Oct. 6 fr6m
3-6 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 7 from 7 a.m. until 6
p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 8, from 7 a.m. until
6 p.m.
There will be a birder's reception from
6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the Preserves
Center, the reception, an opportunity to meet
and greet festival speakers, catered by Sunset
Coastal Grill. The cost is $10 per person ($16
for non-registered festival attendees) with a
cash bar (beer and wine).
The 2005 Chapman's Award, given to
a person or entity supporting the work of
the festival, the Friends of the St. Joseph
Preserves or the Preserves will be awarded
during the reception.
Vendors and exhibits will be set up at the
Preserves Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
All tours begin on time so visitors should
account for travel time and remember to
bring water, insect repellent and sunscreen.
Normal birding courtesy rules apply.

"dead virus," so getting sick from the vaccine
is impossible.
Patients may feel "fluey" or exhibit flu-
like symptoms for a couple of days after
receiving the vaccination, Curry said.
The potential of enduring two days of
symptoms versus a week of excruciating
illness, however, is reason enough for Curry
to heed his own advice.
Evelyn Youngs is the head of nursing at
the Gulf County Health Department.
Youngs said the health department has
already begun receiving shipments of the flu
vaccine and will begin making them available
to the public beginning Monday, October

"We do not anticipate a shortage this
year," Young confirmed, referring to a critical
scarcity of vaccines at the beginning of last
year's flu season.
Doc Kokol, a spokesperson with the
Florida Department of Health, said his
agency is recommending people go ahead
and contact their healthcare provider to
schedule an appointment for vaccination.
"This can prevent people having to stand
in line for a shot," Kokol said.
Curry said last year's shortage was not
an unusual occurrence.
"At least every other year, there is a

So This is What College is Like?
Seniors from Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Apalachicola and Cqrrabelle High Schools attended
College Day at Gulf Coast Community College's Gulf Franklin Center in Port St. Joe. The Class of
2006 learned all about admissions, financial aid and student services available through the col-
lege. Before returning to their respective schools, the seniors enjoyed inflatable playground equip-
ment and a climbing wall on the front lawn.

major shortage of vaccinations," Curry said.
Last year's critical shortage was caused by
a contamination of lots at the manufacturer,
he explained.
Though anyone who wishes to reduce the
risk of infection may receive a vaccination,
the CDC advises three specific populations of
people should be vaccinated annually:
1.) People at high risk for complications
from the flu include:
People 65 years and older;
People who live in nursing homes
and other long-term care facilities
that house those with long-term
(See Flu on Page 5A)

Peters Back as

BCC Chairman
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
County Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. was restored as board chairman during a
special meeting in Wewahitchka on Monday.
Commissioner Carmen McLemore, acting
as chairman since Peters' unseating on Aug.
23, called the decision an attempt to correct
a "misunderstanding" in last Tuesday's vote
to restore Peters as chairman beginning in
Peters will now serve as chairman until
the commission's first January meeting,
when the board will choose new officers.
According to McLemore, the board
intended to restore Peters to his chair last
Tuesday, but did not phrase the motion
McLemore will serve as vice-chairman.
During Monday's meeting, the board
also moved away from its Sept. 20 decision
to freeze all new hires, granting two new
employees apiece to the Road and Public
Works departments -and one to the Building
Commissioner Bill Williams cast the
only opposing vote, arguing that the board
continued to act as "moment-by-moment
managers" without a long-range budgeting
Williams reminded the board that they
have earmarked $40,000 in the budget for
an outside agency to examine department
needs, dollars some of the commissioners
suggested could be better spent elsewhere.
"Initially I thought it was a good idea, but
it's too much money," noted Commissioner
Billy Traylor.
McLemore said the board would
be "wasting $40,000" by financing the
.independent review, arguing that a needs
assessment could be conducted by someone
already on the county payroll.
He also suggested that Williams, a college
graduate, could conduct the study himself.
"This doesn't change the budget scenario

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Cloths for Katrina Pro

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Washcloths have never inspired so much
Inside the Port St. Joe Elementary art
room, Karen Minger's first grade class grasped
the terry cloth squares with otherworldly
A table nearby held acrylic paint and
stamps celebrating native sea life stately
seahorses, spindly starfish; one firm press
makes a masterpiece.
The painted washcloths, the young
artists knew, would brighten the face of any
doting parent.
They also knew they would not be taking
them home.


First-grader Alex Naus shows off her decor
washcloths were sent to a Pass Christian, Miss. s
"Cloths for Katrina Project."

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Their art teacher, Traci Gaddis, had told
them about Hurricane Katrina, about the
havoc it wreaked along the Gulf Coast. She
told them there was a way they could help.
"I heard on the news that some of them
don't even have towels or washcloths, and I
said, 'Washcloths we can do that," Gaddis
From that revelation, the "Cloths for
Katrina Project" was born. Last week, 19
K-five classes decorated washcloths bound
for Pine Vill Elementary School in Pass
Christian, Miss. The hurricane-damaged
school reopened its doors on Monday.
Last Thursday, Minger's class made its
contribution to the care package.
"You know how Mrs. Traci is, we can't
send just plain old
washcloths, can we?"
Gaddis asked, as
students approached
the paint table in orderly
groups of two.
Gaddis brushed the
S brightly colored acrylic
;' on the backs of the
S', stamps and offered her
S. students some technical
"Girls, I've got to see
some muscles. You've
got to push down hard,"
Gaddis said. "Guys,
that's usually not a
problem, you usually
push too hard."
The children
active washcloth. The summoned all their
school as part of the
(See Young Artist on Page 12A)

Editorials .............. Page 4A

Find Joy in Helping Others

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Last Friday, Linda Whitfield asked her
Wewahitchka Elementary third-graders to
repeat their class motto.
They responded loudly and on cue.
"Be kind to others."
The students have taken the motto
to heart. After a month spent collecting
donations, Whitfield's 24 students raised a
remarkable $1,159.33 for Hurricane Katrina
They earned first place among all three
Wewahitchka schools participating in the
drive that raised a grand
total of $4,544.73.
Much of the third
grade's money came from
the students themselves,
who emptied their piggy
banks and sacrificed ,: '
luxuries to help those in
need. ,
When the fundraising W
drive commenced on Sept
1, Whitfield taught her
students to be thankful
that the hurricane had
spared their homes.
"I told them everybody
in our class is rich indeed
because we have a pillow
to lay our heads on,"
Whitfield said.
The lesson made a
lasting impression on
young Justin Barrier. Linda Whitfield
Earlier that week, raised $1,159.33 foi
Barrier's grandmother evacuees currently i

Society News ........... Pages 2B

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Church News ............. Page 6B

School News ........ Page 4B & 5B
Classifieds ........ Pages 15 & 16B

had given him $20 to spend at the arcade.
He asked his mother for 20 $1 bills, one to
put in the class bank each day.
Barrier's mother said she would give him
a dollar each day for the fundraiser.
"Can I give them this $20, too?" he
His reason:. "Because we are 20 times
luckier than they are."
After contributing money from his mother
and grandmother, Barrier dipped into his
piggy bank, adding another $65 to the class
bank account.

's Wewahitchka Elementary School third grade class
r Hurricane Katrina survivors. The money will assist
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Exceptional Students, An Exceptional Program

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It was snack time for Port
St. Joe Elementary School's
Exceptional Education

Margaret Ellmer took a
seat next to her students and
began nibbling on cheese and
crackers as the conversation
turned to life goals.
At the head of the table,

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An ESE student takes a break from his Leap Pad learning book
to smile for a picture. Twenty-two students from both ends of the
county are enrolled in Port St. Joe Elementary's ESE program.
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fair-haired John announced
his plans to found his own
school. He would hire only
boys, he said, with a nudge
toward his tablemates.
His staff: Sean, Adam
and Darrius.
"And one girl," he added,
pointing across the table at
Young John proved an
insightful administrator.
Ellmer has devoted
25 years to teaching ESE
students, heading up Port St.
Joe Elementary's innovative
ESE cluster class for the last
three years.
She is a dynamic teacher,
devoted to her students, and
in it for the long haul.
"This is the most fun
class in the whole school,"
she said.
Program Tailored to
Individual Needs
Four years ago, students
who now qualify for Ellmer's
class were bused to schools

in Panama City.
When the overcrowded
Panama City schools refused
to accept any more ESE
students from Gulf County,
the school district began the
process of creating a modern
ESE program based at Port
St. Joe Elementary.
Planning lasted two
years, during which time the
county secured grant funding,
coordinated transportation
and trained staff.
When the ESE class
first opened its doors to Gulf
County students, Ellmer was
concerned about enrollment.
"The first week, we
weren't sure we'd have six
kids. The next week we had
12, and we've never gone
backwards," said Ellmer.
The class now serves
22 students with moderate
and severe disabilities from
both ends of the county. A
number of the students are
autistic, and five have Down's


Christine Hermsdorfer (right) administers a test designed to
evaluate basic language and learning skills. Hermsdorfer is a
behavior specialist currently working in Margaret Ellmer's Port St.
Joe Elementary School ESE class.

Christine Hermsdorfer, a
behavior specialist, works full-
time in Ellmer's classroom.
She has helped Ellmer tailor
her curriculum to reflect the
students' individual needs.
Hermsdorfer utilizes
the Assessment of Basic
Language and Learning Skills
test (ABLLS) to evaluate
student performance.
ABLLS asks students
to reconstruct simple block
patterns, identify different
colors and differentiate

concepts such as long and
short, smooth and rough.
Hermsdorfer charts the
students' progression by
administering the test at the
beginning and end of the
school year.
The ESE curriculum
focuses heavily on reading
and the development of
language skills. Individual
attention is made possible by
a 1:3 instructor-to-student
(See ESE Class on Page 14A)

ESE students hit the sidewalk outside Ellmer's ESE class. Keion
McNair, the track coach at Port St. Joe High School, conducts track
lessons with Ellmer's students for 15 minutes each day.


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Working Toward a Plan

Strategic planning
by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Prompt delivery of a loa
of dirt does not a good count
commissioner make.
This, according to count
commissioner Bill Williams
who contends that a strategy
plan would help Gu
County citizens hold the
commissioners accountable.
Earlier this yea
Williams urged his fellow
commissioners to appoint
representatives from the
respective districts to
strategic planning committee
Charged with gathering
citizen input on the county
critical needs, Loretta Costi
said the committee is on
step closer to completing the
reconnaissance mission.
"We are really trying 1
get a feel for what the citizen
want," Costin explained. "W
are serving as information
Once the five-membe
committee was formed in th
spring, they met weekly t
establish their plan.
Their first step has bee
the formulation of a survey.
Following approval
the survey's content by th
county commissioners, th
committee plans to mail th
brief survey to all register
voters in Gulf County.
Costin said th
distribution to register
voters is not meant to exclude
anyone, but is instead th
best way to get the largest lii
of mailing labels.

survey will help BCC establish priorities
In addition to the roughly effort to make the survey and
9,500 registered Gulf County its components as clear as
id voters, the strategic planning possible.
ty committee hopes to distribute Under the umbrella of
the survey through The Star public safety, for example, the
ty and The Gulf County Breeze. committee explains that this
s, The survey will include includes fire departments and
ic an introductory paragraph emergency medical service.
lf explaining the committee Following the board's
ir and the survey's purpose, approval of the survey at the
Respondents will then be next meeting on Tuesday, Oct.
r, asked to rank from highest 11, Costin said the committee
w to lowest a list of priorities on plans to distribute it towards
nt which the county commission the end of the month.
ir should focus their efforts Respondents will then
a and dollars, have two weeks to complete
e. The committee, which the survey and return it to one
ig includes Gloria Austin, of the local drop-off points.
's Matthew Birmingham, Damon Two of the confirmed drop-
in McNair and Shannon Miller, off points will be the Piggly
ae used nationwide research Wiggly in Port St. Joe and the
ir on community growth to Subway in Wewahitchka.
determine the components of Followingtabulationofthe
to the survey. survey's results and another
is After much collaborative presentation to the board of
Ve discussion, the committee has county commissioners, the
)n decided to list the following strategic planning committee
components on the survey: will begin holding town
er healthcare, transportation, hall meetings for citizens to
ae public safety, economic share their visions for the
to development, cultural community.
opportunities, environmental "I think it's a tremendous
;n issues, affordable housing opportunity for the citizens
and education. of Gulf County to tell elected
of There will be a blank officials what's important to
he space on the survey for them," Costin said. "It's an
ae respondents to insert a opportunity we do not want
ie component not listed that to let go by."
ad they may deem important for Williams agrees.'
the community. "What I want is a plan
ie "We do recognize there with vision, a true objective,
id are other things people will how we're going to get there
de feel strongly about," Costin and in what time frame," he
ie said. said.
st Costin added that the "If we don't do that, then
committee made an extra don't re-elect us."


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Florida Homestead

As area residents
sweat out this season s
city and county budget
hearings, waiting to see
how high their property
taxes will rise, now might
be a good time to consider
boosting Florida's home-
stead exemption.
The homestead exemp-
tion stands at $25,000.
That means the taxable
value of an owner-occu-
pied house or condomini-
um is routinely shaved by
$25,000. For example, the
owner of a home assessed
at $100,000 is expected to
pay taxes on $75,000 of
that value.
The homestead exemp-
tion is guaranteed by the
state constitution.
The most recent

attempt to increase the
exemption was just last
year. A proposal to amend
the constitution by dou-
bling the exemption to
$50,000 drew about
700,000 petition signa-
tures but was blocked
by the Florida Supreme
Court. The justices said
that a phrase in the
November 2004 ballot
wording, "provides prop-
erty tax relief," misstated
what the amendment was
all about.
It seemed clear enough
to us.
Critics carped that
doubling the homestead
exemption would reduce
local governments' prop-
erty tax revenue and could
lead to hikes in other

taxes. Well, maybe. But
not if those local govern-
ments acted responsibly.
and managed a reduction
in revenue by reducing
We still think local
government could meet
the challenge.
And we still think a
doubling of the home-
stead exemption, a long-
overdue acknowledge-
ment that property values
have risen dramatically in
recent years, would pro-
vide a little relief to those
who've chosen to make
Florida their home.
Backers of last year's
exemption proposal hinted
they might revise the ballot
language and try again.
Let's hope they will.

Anti-Gun Activists

One of the perennial
issues facing Americans,
especially lawmakers,
is gun control. Those of
us who defend private
ownership of firearms are
continually battling those
who wish to restrict guns in
private hands. Opponents
of gun ownership
approach their goal from
many directions. Some of
their proposals seem at
first to be common-sense
measures whose aim is to
protect us from ourselves.
One of the most recent of
these measures making
the rounds in state
legislatures is something
called "safe storage" of
These laws require gun
owners to keep firearms
locked in some way so
curious children cannot
get to them. Thousands of
children a year find their
parents' firearms and play
with them, sometimes
'with tragic results. On
the surface, so-called safe
storage laws are designed
to prevent such shootings.
But by paying close atten-
tion to the words used by
the backers of such laws
we can surmise they have
bigger goals in mind.
The Sept. 6 issue
of the medical journal
Pediatrics reported a
study that shows 1.7 mil-
lion American children
live in homes with load-
ed, unlocked firearms,
according to wire service
reports. That represents
about 2.5 percent of kids,

No More Cats

This is directed to
those who have dropped off
unwanted cats and kittens
at our house. Now, do not get
the impression we do not like
cats-we do. However, in the
past, we have taken animals,
which are not our responsi-
bility, to the local veterinar-
ian to be spayed, etc. This
has cost us a considerable
amount of money. But now,
like many senior citizens, we
can no longer take on the
motional and financial bur-
den of medical care and food
for the cats forced upon us.
A much as we do not
want to do it, if any more
stray cats show up in our
yard, we realize we have no
alternative but to call the
local animals to te pound.
Hopefully, they will be adopt-
Anyone who has had a
similar problem, will agree it
is time for those responsible
for placing this unwarranted
burden on others, TO STOP
IT. If they love animals they
are obligated to sacrifice, just

down from an estimated
10 percent in the 1990s.
One problem with
such studies is that they
rely on surveys that have
no way to guarantee accu-
racy. While it's true that
all surveys rely on respon-
dents' honesty, surveys
involving firearms can be
especially problematic.
Many gun owners
fudge the truth when
asked specific questions
about the number, type
and storage of their fire-
arms. Whether out ,of a
sense of paranoia, privacy
or simply not wanting to
make questioners uncom-
fortable, they aren't always
forthcoming with honest
answers. We can under-
stand if a person were to
respond in the affirmative
when called out of the
blue and asked if he kept
a loaded firearm around
the house; it could be
an attempt to discourage
possible burglars. Who
knows who's on the other
end of the line? On the
other hand, the Centers
for Disease Control noted
in news reports that such
surveys sometimes under-
estimate the number of
guns in homes because
women tend to underre-
port gun ownership.
Even if the results are
accurate, of greater con-
cern is the apparent dis-
dain some public health
researchers have for oth-
ers' rights. And this is

like we hve, and take the ani-
mals to the veterinarian for
appropriate medical atten-
Rhode Hieber
Port St. Joe

Our Gratitude to the
We cannot begin to tell
you how welcome this city
has made us feel. As evacu-
ees from Slidell, Louisiana,
we were greeted with open
Our first thanks go to
Pristine Properties, Allen
and Cathy Cox, Shari and
Monica, who opened their
hearts to my family and my
friend Karen's family. They
have in every way tried to
turn this crisis into a stress-
free environment for our chil-
dren with the beautiful prop-
erties they provided for us.
A debt of gratitude is
owed to Dannie Bolden and
Sharon at the CDC, who
assisted us with FEMA,
Red Cross, Junior League,
school information, cloth-
ing, etc. Their tireless efforts

where their language gives
them away. According to
one media report on the
survey, John Vernick, co-
director of Johns Hopkins'
Center for Gun Policy and
Research, worried that
although 18 states and the
District of Columbia have
safe-storage laws, there's
no way to tell how well
they're enforced. "They're
great, and we absolute-
ly need more states with
laws. But often they seem
to get enforced after it's
too late, when a child has
shot himself, or someone
else," he said.
Any time a person,
especially a child, is acci-
dently shot it's unfortu-
nate. But what would
Vernick have police do,
check every house to
ensure guns in the home
are unloaded and locked
up? Vernick would likely
deny that was his intent,
but activists have been
known to step on others'
rights in their quest for
their version of a perfect
A free society must
balance liberty and safe-
ty with individuals tak-
ing responsibility for any
injury their actions cause
others. Safe storage laws
may save lives, but we'd
hate to see them used
as an excuse for govern-
ment to ignore the Fourth
Amendment protections
against unreasonable
searches of our homes.

will never be forgotten. I feel
that Sharon has become an
extended part of our family.
The Port St. Joe
Elementary and Middle
School who took in my sons,
Beau (12), Parker (10), Logan
(6) and my friend Karen's
son, Andrew (6) without any
hesitation. They made adjust-
ments above and beyond to
make our children feel wel-
come. This act of kindness
established some normalcy
in their disrupted lives.
This tragedy called
Hurricane Katrina has
opened a range of emotions
in all of us. We have all wit-
nessed sadness, confusion,
strength, love, compassion
and the list goes on.
We are still not quite
sure when or if we will be
returning to Slidell, due to
the uncertainty of the condi-
tions there and how safe the
environment will be for our
children. However, the City
of Port St. Joe has become a
second home for now and all
its citizens our family.
God bless your town. We

by Kesley Colbert

If This Thing

Could Talk.....

There are tell-tale signs.
You push on the gas
pedal and there is little or
no response for a second or
so. The engine seems to roar
and rattle, and on occasion,
shake, instead of purr. You
have to turn the radio up a
notch or two to hear Loretta
Lynn over the wind noise.
Your children come home
and quickly say, "Hey, dad,
we can go in our car!" as you
prepare to take your in-laws
out for a seafood platter.
It could be time for a new
My wife recently was
relating to someone at church
that we had been married for
thirty-one years and in all of
that time I had only owned
two vehicles. She is correct. I
had the white truck for sev-
enteen years. And I'm in the
sixteenth year with the red
one. I couldn't tell if she was
bragging or complaining!
The headliner flopping
on my hair is a nuisance.
The water leak from the air
conditioner is only a minor
inconvenience. I had a new
hinge put on the driver side
door several years ago so I
eliminated that squeak and
the necessity of "picking up"
the door to get it to close
properly. The brakes screech
a little bit and the pedal goes
all the way to the floor..... but
it still stops before I run over
But that old truck can
cause me some consterna-
tion. Just last week I pulled
up to this fancy develop-
ment's front gate. 1 had the
opportunity to play a rare
round of golf. A friend of
thirty years was with me. I
noticed the brand new BMW's
and the Toyota Sequoias
being automatically waved
on through....
My friend would not
have embarrassed me for all
the tea in China! I couldn't
say I was "treating him the
same" as the little man with
the name badge and clip-
board looked us over like we
were toting a wide screen TV
down the middle of Bourbon
Street! I realize my paint job
had lost a little of its luster.

thank you from the depths of
our souls and the bottom of
our hearts.
Barbara Baudin

Food Stamp Program
Should Not Be Diminished

Hurricane Katrina has
taught us two things. First,
a great number of people in
this county have little to no
resources -- and they are
concentrated in cities. This
is a reality far too familiar
to those of us working in
low'-income neighborhoods.
Second, that in sharp con-
trast to FEMA -- the
Disaster Food Stamp
Program by USDA works.
As of mid-September, nearly
30,000 families had regis-
tered as Katrina evacuees
in Florida and more than
6,000 evacuee children were
enrolled in Florida schools.
USDA quickly implement-
ed "enhanced" food stamp
policies that provided food
stamp eligibility for all of
these families.
So why is Congress still
considering cutting funds
to such an effective feder-
al program that delivers a
rapid and comprehensive
response? And to make mat-
ters worse, why are members
of Congress continuing to
pursue $70 billion worth of
tax cuts?
Cutting taxes for those
with "surplus" resources,

There could possibly be a
rust spot or two beginning to
show around the headlights.
The windshield has a minor
crack. My radio antenna was
listing a tad to the south.
There was a hint of smoke
curling out of my exhaust.
And the bed was littered with
some old sawed boards that
I was saving to start a fire
when coon hunting season
rolls around.
The clipboard man
waved me down a dirt road
with the admonition that
"the construction site was
over behind the eighteenth
green." My good friend was
howling with laughter. I was
just hoping the transmission
wouldn't fall out as I hit sec-
ond gear!
But there is another side
to this coin. My truck is paid
for. It still cranks. And it will
get you from point A to point
B provided you are not in
too big of a hurry. I had new
70,000 mile Michelin tires
installed when my odome-
ter showed 152,000 miles.
Me and that ole truck just
turned over 214,000 miles.
By my calculation I've got
another 8,000 miles left on
those tires. I can't trade it
And I must admit, I've
been "pretty lucky" with this
truck. If you don't count the
time I was coming back from
Orlando and the alterna-
tor caught on fire. Or the
time some wheel or pulley
flew off of the power steering
unit and crashed through
the radiator. Or the time the
front wheel bearings burnt
out. And I bet you didn't
know that some dummy at
GM put the. fuel, pump on
a 1989 Chevrolet pick-up
truck in the middle of the gas
tank. I liken'd to have never
found that things
I have had this vehicle
so long that everyone knows
it's me when I come down
the street. I usually keep one
hand on the wheel and one
hand up in the air.....but the
fact of the matter is most
people now-a-days are wav-
ing at the truck, not me.
And there is a memory
or two....
My thirty year old son
was just going into the eighth
grade when I brought this
truck home. "Dad," he slid
up into the seat and ran his

though, has been com-
monplace during the Bush
Administration. In 2002
President Bush signed a $43
billion package of business
tax breaks. A 2003 dividend
tax break alone cost $125
billion. Corporate tax cuts
in 2004 cost $210 billion
(assuming the tax cuts won't
actually expire over the next
10 years).
During those same years,
President Bush proposed a
$390 million cut to the Army
Corps of Engineers budget
(2002) and another half bil-
lion dollars in 2003. These
cuts included reducing the
Southeast Louisiana Flood
Control Project's budget by
about two-thirds. In 2004,
another $460 million were
cut from the Corps' bud-
get, despite needing $27
million to upgrade hurri-
cane protection around Lake
Pontchartrain, something for
which Bush proposed $3.9
Are these priorities not
as bent as a billboard in a
hurricane? We have
Been here before, and
look how that's turned out.
The current move to cut the
Food Stamp Program bud-
get runs along the same jet
stream; it will only help to
offset the newest set of prof-
fered tax cuts, which reside
in the tax reconciliation pro-
posal. It is time to forsake the
so-called need to reconcile

hand across the cloth, "there
is no foam sticking out!"
He hit the windshield wip-
ers and they both came on.
"Wow!" He had lived with the
old white truck all of his life,
"This is a real truck, dad!"
Cathy was so proud
for me. And I think a little
bemused. She was beginning
to wonder if I wasn't more
attached to "that ole white
truck" than herl She didn't
like the "touchy" 'as pedal
on the new truck% And she
would only drive "the big
thing" when it was absolute-
ly necessary. But she never
said a word about how close
the quarters were when we
all crowded up in the cab.
She would hold one boy in
her lap and just enjoy "being
a family".
Josh and Jess would
fight over "who got to sit
by the window". Jess was
still young enough to hop
up on my legs and steer
us home. We would play "I
Spy", the alphabet game and
something about "going to
grandmother's" to shorten
trips. And I still remember
the awesome fights between
the boys over who got to
"control" the radio.
We did some serious
tail-gate sitting as we lis-
tened to the dogs run. And
you can't imagine the great-
ness of those moments! We'd
study on the stars and talk
about life when I was a little
boy. And we pondered on life
as it was "right now"..... and
how "it would be" after high
school for them. They want-
ed to know how I met mom.
And they promised they were
going to find someone just
like her someday..
Both boys learned to
drive behind the wheel of this
truck. Of course, by those
days big trucks were "out"
and those little tiny imports
were the rage. "It's a dino-
saur dad!" "My goodness,
you have to take it to the air-
port to turn it around!" "Dad,
you're driving around in the
Goodyear Blimp!"
What I wouldn't give to
have them sitting in that ole
cab with me today, asking,
"How much further, Dad?"
Listen, this truck is not
old.....it just has a long and

storied legacy.
How Can I Let It Go,

the budget off entitlement
and other public programs
that serve the nation, so the
tax breaks can keep coming
for a few of the elite.
Two of Florida's larg-
est cities, Jacksonville and
Miami, were featured in a
recent report by the Food
Research and Action Center
on the under-usage of food
stamps in 25 urban areas
of the country. The report
revealed critically low food-
stamp-participation rates in
both communities, leading
Jacksonville's fourth-
worst ranking among the 25
cities for local access.
Only 43 percent of
Jacksonville's citizens, pro-
jected to be eligible for food
stamps, actually received
them in 2003. Multiplying
the value of those lost ben-
efits by each of the nearly
60,000 people "getting by" in
Jacksonville without
them led to an even larger
loss for the community as a
whole. The estimated dollar
value of this federal food-
assistance for Jacksonville
that remained in Washington
"unclaimed" exceeded
$40 million in 2003. Ellen
Vollinger, of the Food
Research and Action Center,
points out, "Under-partici-
pation in the Food Stamp
Program adversely affects not

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whatsoever. We've already
got the money allocated,"
said Williams, before moving
that the county open bids
for the assessment. Williams'
motion failed.
County administrator
Don Butler and Clerk of the
Court Becky Norris noted that
the Road Department and
Clerk's offices have benefited
greatly from specialized
Saying that a software
purchase fell beyond
the scope of the special
meeting, Board attorney
Tim McFarland advised the
interested commissioners

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to broach the subject at a
future time.
In other business:
The board voted
unanimously to advertise
for a new mosquito control
Outgoing director Joe
Danford cautioned the
board that they "can't pick a
person off the street," noting
that the director must have
four years experience in a
mosquito control supervisory
position or a four-year degree
in Engineering/Biological
The new director must
also pass three state exams.


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Since 1982 Serving the Panhandle
(850) 227-9866

are missing out on benefits,
but also local communities.
Research shows that each
dollar in federal benefits gen-
erates nearly twice that in
economic activity."
Jacksonville and Miami
have higher poverty rates
than the nation's average
(12.7 percent), 14 percent
and 28 percent respectively.
Statistics among those 18
years of age and younger
are even more dramatic,
with one in five children in
Jacksonville and as many
as one in three children in
Miami living in poverty. The
combined number of those
living in these two Florida
coastal cities is 211,212-or
enough to fill the Orange
Bowl nearly three times
Only 54 percent of
Florida's food-stamp-eligible
population received this ben-
efit in FY2003-04. That along
with our extended weather
forecast of hurricanes to
come should be enough to
preclude any thoughts of
cutting such a needed pro-
gram. While we continue to

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work for policies that will
more adequately address
the larger issue of poverty in
America with better paying
jobs, more comprehensive
health care, and increased
educational opportunity, we
must not allow our congres-
sional delegates to dimin-
ish the effectiveness and
strength of a program like
food stamps.
Soon our congressional
delegates from Florida, who
know a hurricane when they
see one, will be asked to
decide on two budget recon-
ciliation proposals-one to cut
entitlements to lower- and
middle-income Americans
and one to cut taxes for the
wealthy. Hopefully, they will
remember the past support
of the American public and
the importance of federal aid
programs like food stamps.

Debra Susie


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Port St. Joe Police Department Receives Award

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
For its implementation
of effective traffic safety
programs, the Port St.
Joe Police Department
recently received third place
in the 2004 Florida Law
Enforcement Challenge.
Funded by the
Florida Department of
Transportation, the contest
this year judged law
enforcement agencies on
their efforts in DUI, speeding
and safety belt enforcement,
and on creative approaches

to traffic management and
public education.
The Port St. Joe police
department competed against
Florida agencies of similar
size. Sgt. Russell Burch
prepared the application.
Police chief James Hersey
attributed his department's
strong finish to two successful
campaigns, Click it or Ticket
and You Drink and Drive,
You Lose.
During the Click it or
Ticket campaigns, officers
were on heightened alert for
seat-belt violations.

The department also
posted banners at the city
limits during holidays, when
traffic-related deaths are
prevalent, urging drivers to
exercise traffic safety.
During the You Drink and
Drive, You Lose campaign,
the department looked for
indications of impaired
driving and staged sobriety
checkpoints along Hwy. 98

and Industrial Road.
Though he noted
that a lack of manpower
prevents the department
from doing more traffic
safety campaigns, Hersey
said he was nonetheless
proud of the department's
He cited as examples
the department's presence
at the Independence on the

Coast and Scallop Festival
celebrations, and at football
games, community and
school events.
"For a small agency as
we are, for as many things
as we're involved with, our
department does a great job,"
Hersey said.
With the third place
award will come four radar
units, two stalker and

two laser. Last year, the
department received a lap top
computer and digital video
camera for their 2003 traffic
safety campaigns.
The equipmentis intended
to help law enforcement
agencies enhance their ability
to prevent traffic-related
Hersey offered his thanks
to the city police officers "for
taking time during holidays
to work these campaigns that
helped in placing us third

Water and Sewer Rates Rise in Port St. Joe

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe residents
will soon pay a little more for
water and sewer service after
city commissioners approved
two new ordinances Tuesday
Effective immediately,
every 1,000 gallons of water
used will cost $3, up from
$2.50. For an average house-
hold using approximately
8,000 gallons a month, that
means about $4 more per
month on their water bill.
The minimum charge
will be based on 2,000 gal-

lons used and that charge
will increase from $5 to $6.
Those tapped into the
city system but who live
outside the city limits will
pay either what Florida law
allows or what terms negoti-
ated by the city, whichever
is' lower.
As for sewer, the city will
now charge a flat rate instead
of a percentage based on the
monthly bill for water, which
was 120 percent.
The flat rate for city sewer
customers will be $3.50
for every 1,000 gallons dis-
charged for treatment. Based

on the 120 percent formula,
the average household using
8,000 gallons of water would
pay roughly $30 per month
for sewer.
The minimum charge
for sewer connection will
also rise by $1 to $7. Sewer
customers lying outside the
city limits will be charged a
negotiated fee or 125 percent
more than city residents or
the rate allowed by state law,
whichever is lower.
The minimum charge
for all sewer connections in
the county will increase from
$16.80 to $17.50.
Last month commission-
ers advertised and had a
first reading of the two ordi-
In other news from
Tuesday night's regular bi-
monthly meeting:
Commissioners voted
to move speedily ahead to
award the bid, pending con-
firmation of final figures
on the lone bid received, to
install irrigation and fenc-
ing and power the lights at
Lamar Faison Fields.
According to Bill
Kennedy, the first soccer field
needs only a top dressing on
the turf to be ready for play,

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which is critical with the first
home game for Port St. Joe
High School scheduled for
Nov. 5.
The first home night
game is Nov. 7.
Dr. Betty Curry, who
with husband Thomas, has
been instrumental in the cre-
ation of the youth and high
school soccer programs in
Port St. Joe urged commis-
sioners to keep moving for-
ward on the complex, which
has experienced its share of
delays, not to mention costs
incurred due to vandalism of
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"We've been waiting for
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Curry noted that the
youth program has more
than 300 children registered,
including more than 50 from
the north end of the county
and over 80 from Franklin
"It's very close, the
field itself is almost ready,"
Kennedy said. "(Curry) has
done a lot for this commu-
nity with youth soccer. We
should all be proud when
this is finished."
A separate bid, part of
the second phase of the rec-
reational complex which will
include a basketball court,
tennis court, hiking trail and
rest rooms, to do the earth
and paving work for the dou-
ble tennis court has been
awarded to GAC, the lone
The contractor's original
bid was high but agreed to
lower its price to fit the bud-
get for the project, which is
being funded out of state
parks and recreation grant
County commissioner
Bill Williams said he would
bring before his board next
week a proposal to provide
the crews and equipment to
haul the foundation dirt in
for the second soccer field,

provided the city foots the
bill for the fuel.
Williams also said that
Speaker of the Florida House
Allan Bense, R-Panama City,
had agreed to work with a
committee partnering the
county, municipalities and
Opportunity Florida to craft
and lobby legislation aimed
at providing some protection
from dramatically spiking tax
bills for seniors and those
on fixed incomes, businesses
and so-called legacy proper-
ties, homes which have been
inherited and inhabited by
family heirs for at least five
The county's state-recog-
nized status as one of "criti-
cal economic concern" could
be used as leverage for such
Commissioners agreed
to appoint city manager Lee
Vincent to the committee,
which Williams said could
provide a "unified voice" in
addressing tax relief to those
hardest hit by spiraling prop-
erty values.
Legislation was proposed
last year, though it failed in
the Legislature, to double the
homestead exemption. That
bill is due to be brought back
in the regular legislative ses-
sion in the spring.
Another proposal is to
provide a similar type of
exemption to at least cap
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Gulf County Fire Districts Awarded Grant

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
His job dedication is
Before Captain Mitch
Grainger even came to work
in Gulf County, he wrote
a $430,000 grant on its
His driving force,
besides a true passion for
his profession, was the
acquisition of better training
resources for local fire
The county's eight fire
stations currently operate
on a cumulative budget of
$447,772, according to
Grainger's grant proposal.
If that money is distributed
equally to each station across
the district, that leaves just
under $56,000 for the entire
Many individual stations
have decided to regularly
organize fundraisers or
special events to raise
additional monies to support
their stations.
With such limited
operational budgets,

additional training is simply
not affordable.
The grant, still contingent
on processing of paperwork
by county officials, will
enable the Gulf County Fire
Districts to purchase a mobile
structural fire trainer.
Manufactured by Kidde
Fire Trainers in California,
the mobile fire training unit
is a self-contained trailer that
simulates a real fire situation
complete with blazing
temperatures, intense flames
and blinding smoke.
All of these effects can
be controlled if a firefighter's
safety is compromised, thus
assuring a realistic, but safe
training environment.
Emergency Medical
Service Director Shane
McGuffin told county
commissioners during their
regular bi-monthly meeting
last Tuesday that the
equipment will be an asset
for training the county's
volunteer firefighters.
The fire training unit
includes a live chamber
with adjustable walls to

and Springfield Fire
Departments, Chief
Bert Simmons of the
.. Apalachicola Volunteer
:. Fire Department and Ray
Jackson of the Gulf Coast
Community College Fire
and Standards Training.
Grainger is a certified
Si receipt of the equipment,
can travel to surrounding
districts and train their
firefighters as well.
S- *, "This can be a
revenue generator
.. for Gulf County," said
Denise Manuel of the
Human Resources
and Risk Management
Since receiving
"' .. "..._notification of the grant
S ,approval, Grainger
said the potential and
possibilities have been
"Two fire chiefs from
South Florida have called
to congratulate us,"
Grainger said, explaining
This is a similar piece of equipment to the fire training trailer Gulf County will purchase with a $430,000 that no one else in the
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simulate a situation in which
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roof in which firefighters can
practice battling a multiple
story blaze.
In addition to training
Gulf County's firefighters,

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beneficial for surrounding
counties as well.
"This has been a regional
effort," Grainger said.
Before applying for
the grant, Grainger sought
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His department
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Gators Recover Late to Down Northview

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Wewahitchka Gators
got a dose of adversity the
past two weeks. They've

found it entirely palatable.
Coming off the season's
only setback against Port St.
Joe and down by a touch-

down late in the game at
Bratt Northview last Friday,
the Gators responded with
two touchdowns and stiff

Photo courtesy of Micah Peak

Wewahitchka Cross Country Team

Competes in Rutherford Invitational

defense to escape with a 20-
12 non-district win.
Wewahitchka needed
heroics on both sides of the
ball and received them from a
variety of providers in upping
its record to 4-1 overall with
nothing but District 1-1A
play in front of them.
The Gators also contin-
ued one of the more surpris-
ing and inspiring streaks on
the gridiron in the area all
four of Wewahitchka's wins
have come on the road.
"It was probably as good
as we've played for four
quarters this year," said
Wewahitchka coach Greg
Jordan of the victory over
Northview. "The kids stayed
somewhat focused and did
what they had to do to win
the game."
Not that it was easy, as
underscored by the fact that
Wewahitchka gained 322
yards and Northview wasn't
far behind, the critical fourth
quarter proving the differ-
"(Northview) did move
the ball a whole lost in the
second half," Jordan said.
The teams wrestled it out
in the middle of the field for
most of the first half before
fullback Ryan Ranie barged
over from the 4 to complete
a scoring drive with just over

one minute left in the half.
The extra point was
missed and Northview
marched back down the field
out of the shotgun to score
with just 15 minutes remain-
ing before intermission. The
extra point again failed and
the teams headed into the
locker room knotted at 6-all.
The third quarter was
much like the first, neither
team able to gain even a sniff
of the end zone in a see-saw
game on a moist field which
produced consistently wet
But Northview took a
12-6 lead with 9:47 left in
the game when a 30-yard
pass play on third-and-12
turned into touchdown when
a receiver made what Jordan
described as an "ESPN high-
light" catch in the end zone,
jumping over two Gator
defenders to snag a fingertip
Less than four minutes
later, though, the Gators
drove back and tied the score
when Trannon Myers caught
a Sean Bierman pass for
a 20-yard touchdown. The
extra point failed.
The Gators stopped
Northview and drove back
down the field with Ranie
dashing over from the 2 with
just 46 seconds left on the
clock. Johnny Jones rushed
for the two-point conver-
sion and Myers intercepted a
Northview pass seconds later
and the game was over.
"I was glad to see our
kids face some adversity
and come back from that,"

Jordan said.
The Gators rushed for
211 yards. Ranie led the
ground attack with 100
yards and two touchdowns
on 20 carries. Jones added
50 yards on 10 carries plus
the two-point conversion -
and Bierman had 61 yards
on nine carries.
Bierman hit 7 of 11
passes for 111 yards .and a
Myers had three catches
for 32 yards and a touch-
down and Michael Bailey had
two catches for 34 yards.
Dee Baker caught a 30'-
yard pass which was critical
on the game-winning drive
and Trey Goodwin had a 15
catch which was key on thle
game-tying drive.
"Both of those catches
were huge," Jordan said.
Defensively the Gators,
characteristically, flew to the
J.J. Roberts had 19
tackles, Tyler Bush had 16
and Myers added 14 in addi-
tion to his interception. Ben
Holley played well on the line
and had 13 tackles.
Blaine Pitts and Ranie
had 11 tackles each and Roy
Suber 10.
"These kids have played
well on defense all year,"
Jordan said. "If they keep
improving every week well
be alright."
The Gators will be on
the road the next two weeks,
beginning with West Gadsden
at 7 p.m. CT this Friday,
before playing their last three
games at home.

The Wewahitchka Cross
Country team went to the
Rutherford Invitational on
October 1.
The boys placed 7th in
the race with Chris Murphy
(18:56) our top male coming
,in 12m out of 115 followed
by Billy Naylor (20;01} Josh
Lollie 20:34) Matthew Miller
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Kevin Strickland (23:21) and
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lowed by Ellen Manor (26:38)
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Stanley (32:12) and Rachael
Zucci (36:00). The other run-
ners on the team ran the JV
race Alex Jones (24:50)
placed 9th in the boys, Kayla
Hall (30:20) placed 8th in
the girls race, Austin Udell
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Port St. Joe Heads into Key Tilt on Five-Game Streak

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The test is on the grass
of Shark Stadium this week
,at Port St. Joe High School.
Riding a five-game win-
ning streak the Sharks will
,host Liberty County this
Friday at 7:30 p.m. with an
-eye trained on snatching
a grip on the District 1-1A
lead and the inside track
on a playoff berth' come
Port St. Joe (5-1 overall,
3-0 in the district) will have
to pick up the tempo, how-
-ever, after a sloppy 21-0 win
at Sneads.
"I don't think we played

very well," said Shark coach
John Palmer. "Our kids were
not as focused as they need-
ed to be. We could have been
"I hope the kids realize
how important this week is.
We have to do that as coach-
es, emphasize how big this
is. This is a chance to go 4-0
in the district. That is big."
In a seven-team district,
with an open date and games
at Jay and at home against
West Gadsden looming in the
next three weeks, the tilt
with Liberty County which
was once perched where Port
St. Joe is, No. 3 in the state
prep poll and remains in the

Top 10 could be argued
as the Sharks stoutest test
since the season-opening
loss at Blountstown, ranked
No. 2 in Class 2B.
"We have to do better this
week," Palmer said. "Liberty
is 4-1, not 1-4 like some of
the other folks we've played.
"The playoffs are the only
ranking we have to be con-
cerned about: We want to
stay focused on the playoffs
instead of being ranked No.
3 in the state."
Liberty County is aver-
aging 35 points, a game on
offense, playing a split-back
veer offense unlike anything
the Sharks have seen this

year, Palmer noted. They
have size up front and in the
backfield, he added.
Liberty County allows
just 7.2 points a game, its
lone loss was on the road to
West Gadsden.
The Sharks will certainly
need Ito bring a better game
than they carried to Sneads
last weekend, a performance
for which Palmer had few
glowing words.
While Port St. Joe
pitched a shutout against
Sneads and held the home
team to just 147 total yards,
it was a less than inspired
performance on the Palmer

'Part of the problem may
have been two quick and easy
touchdowns in the opening
quarter. The Sharks scored
on each of its first two pos-
sessions, both drives culmi-'
nating in touchdown passes
from Mike Quinn to Ashton
Larry. The first covered 20
yards, the second 30 yards.
But from that point,
Quinn completed just one
other pass, finishing with. 64
yards passing. He also fum-
bled the ball away twice.
And though the Sharks
chewed up 323 total yards,
the effort was often lacking,
particularly compared to the
impressive way Port St. Joe

dispatched of Wewahitchka
and Freeport the previous
two weeks to rise near the
top of the state poll.
"You have to play a whole
game and we haven't done
that yet," Palmer said.
Quinn completed the
scoring against Sneads with
a sneak from the 1.
Quentin Jenkins paced
the Shark attack with 159
yards rushing on 16 carries.
"He ran the ball really
well," Palmer said. "He's got-
ten better every week."
Ashley .Davis added 74
yards on 11 carries for Port
St. Joe.

Port St. Joe Girls Golf Team Wrapping Up Season

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
The 2005 Port St. Joe
girls' golf team may have one
bf the smallest teams in the
program's history.
'Size, however, is no indi-
cation of strength.
Senior Emily Raffield, a
four-year veteran of the golf
'team, said this year has been
one of her best yet.
She shot one of her best
.personal rounds, 65 for nine
,holes, two weeks ago against
Arnold High School at the St.
;Joseph Bay Country Club.
A key factor in her game's
improvement this year has
been the top-notch instruc-
tion from professional golfer
Claude Brousseau.
"It's been nice to have
someone like Claude,"
Raffield said. "He really
-knows what he's doing."
Coach Derrick Kurnitsky,
'or Coach K as the girls call
'him, said when he took the
.position just before the sea-
son began in August, he was
not too proud to admit her
knew very little about the
Fortunately for him,
Kurnitsky said Brousseau

graciously volunteered '
his expertise one day
during practice. k, wi
"He saw us practic-
ing and saw that I knew i4
nothing about golf," 'i
Kurnitsky laughed. "I'm
not stupid enough to be
egotistical about it. He's
helped me and the girls
out a lot."
With Raffield and
senior Kayleigh Lewis
constituting half of the .-y
team, Kurnitsky said he
hopes to be able to offer ,
a golf academy next
spring to generate more
interest in the game.
He also hopes to Pi
begin working with Lewisc
younger players to help Denton
build the program for
the coming years.
Kurnitsky said several
girls expressed an interest at
the beginning of the season,
but were discouraged at the
higher price tag the game
often carries.
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where ve provide the balls,"
Kurnitsky said, referring to
his primary coaching posi-
With Brousseau's help,



"We really just wanted
something different," she
Raffield admitted an
intimidation factor at going
out for the softball team.
"I just wasn't a die hard
for softball, so I signed up for
; the golf team," she laughed.
-0': Though he hasn't been
. the primary contributor to
their games in the way of golf
fundamentals, Raffield and
Lewis agreed that Kurnitsky's
discipline and coaching

structure have resulted in
significant improvements in
the team as whole this year.
The girls golf team will
begin district play next
Kurnitsky said with only
five teams in the district and
three qualifying positions for
regionals, he thinks the girls
have a shot at going to the
next level.
"Anything can happen if
these girls put their minds to
it," he concluded.

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and pro golfer Claude Brousseau. Not pictured are junior Samantha
n and sophomore Kathryn Arnold.

Kurnitsky hopes to purchase
some clubs and balls for the
program through the Tiger
Woods Foundation to use
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It was only by chance
that Lewis picked up a golf
club and joined the team her
freshman year.

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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Port St. Joe High School
senior Eunece Bryant said
that after tutoring elementary
school students she has gained
a new respect for teachers.
Bryant is a student intern
With the Norris D. Langston
Youth Foundation After-
chool Enrichment Program.
After attending to her
own classes, Bryant assists
elementary school teachers Jo
elements and Karen Minger
in the tutoring program at
Port St. Joe Elementary four
days each week.
"I always said teaching
was the worst job," Bryant
When she first began
tutoring elementary students
last year, she came to
understand the incredible
pressures placed on teachers.
"If I tutor them and they
don't learn anything, it would
be on my shoulders," Bryant
?aid more seriously.
The need to raise
standardized test scores has
brought classroom teaching
methods to the forefront of
many education reform
discussions, placing perhaps
gn undue burden on many
teachers' shoulders.
To ease that burden,
Bryant works with Clements
and Minger to provide an
additional instruction as an
extension of the classroom.
"We work to give these
kids more attention than may
be available during the day,"
elements said.
Clements added that
the teachers at Port St. Joe
Elementary support the
,,program because it provides
more individualized, focused
attention than they are able
;to provide with as many as 27
students in their classroom
.each day.
Clements touted another
benefit of the after school
program the removal of
*performance pressure. While
'maintaining an academic
focus, children are not as
'pressured to make the grade
and compete with their
"We want to see these kids
moving forward'and growing,"

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Clements said.
Bryant, who has been
with the program since its
inception, said the program
does make a difference in the
youngsters' academic and
personal lives.
"I can testify that these
kids' FCAT scores improved

. iv

chuckled, "Have you ever
heard a child ask for more
Third grader Davida
Tschudi said reading is her
favorite part of the program.
"If I don't pass reading,
I don't get to go to the next
grade," she explained. "That's
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Jo Clements checks a student's homework during the Langston
Foundation after-school enrichment program.

with this program," she said.
"I don't mind working with
these kids because they are
good kids. They want to do
David Langston of the
Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation said the program
is not designed for what many
call "at-risk" students.
In fact, he does not like
using this descriptive at all.
Instead, he prefers the term,
"Everyone is under-
prepared," Langston
After the final dismissal
bell at 2:15 p.m. each day,
students gather in the
lunchroom for snacks and
an hour of homework time.
If students do not have a
homework assignment to
complete, prepared language
and math exercises are
available for them.
While coordinating the
afternoon with Minger last
Wednesday, one student
approached Clements with a
set of worksheets clenched in
his hand and asked timidly,
"Mrs. Clements, can I have a
math test instead?"
Exchanging the child's
language worksheet for a set
of math problems, Clements

my favorite part because that's
what I need help in."
Shortlyafter3 p.m., Davida
and the other students can
use computerized programs
like Leap Pad Reading and
FCAT Explorer in Reading to
further their tutoring time.
These computer programs
not only offer students
an interactive learning
experience, they provide a
way to track each student's
A component of these
computer programs is a
tracking capability that upon
completion of a unit or section
of material, the student's
progress is put into graph
form for their teachers and
Leap Pad Math, Math
Manipulatives and FCAT
Explorer Math also offer
computerized training for the
numerically challenged.
The after school program
is not, however, all work.
For about an hour,
Clements and Minger
coordinate outdoor recreation
like a baseball or kickball
to offer a mental break. As
organized team sports often
do, the activities focus on
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Like part of their
academic routine, Clements
said they try to practice,
"the lingo" as she called it,
or polite communication and
sportsman-like conduct before
outdoor recreation each day.
She recounted a baseball
game in which a child who
had never played baseball
before hit the ball and took
off running toward third base
instead of first base.
"You could see the kids
wanted to cut her down, but
then they thought about it,
and instead offered to show
her the correct way (to run the
bases)," she said.
The program hosts an
average of 50 kids each of the
four days it is open during
the week.
Langston said his dream
for the program's future
is to expand to include an
education and economic
development center.
"We need to teach the
process of what these kids
need to do to make them
productive," Langston said.
Bryant said when she
was in elementary school, she
often struggled academically.
"I think I can identify with

them more than someone who
made straight A's their whole
life," she said.
Though her experience in
the program has not altered
her career path she plans on

becoming a dental hygienist
- Bryant said she's thought
about continuing to tutor
children while she attends Gulf
Coast Community College.

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Though he had been
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months, Barrier was happy
to support a worthy cause.
"We've got a roof over
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he said. "They don't have
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Colby Gay also gave
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When his mother wanted
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The class bank account,
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Whitfield recorded the daily
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On day 30, she wrote the
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The school Parent-
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Sharon Barrier, PTO
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"Whatever the need is

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our best to fill it," she said.
Barrier promised
Whitfield's winning class
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Last Friday, the students
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Justin Barrier, who just
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Though she downplayed

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PTO treasurer Maureen Holyfield and president Sharon Barrier count dollars and roll change
inside the Wewahitchka Elementary office. All three Wewahitchka schools participated in the
fundraiser, collecting a grand total of $4,544.73

Young Artist

strength in transferring the
paint onto the cloth, then
peeled the stamp slowly back
to admire their creations.
At their teacher's
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Third Graders

Preserving a Species Two Wings at a Time

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The sun was just sliding
above the horizon, the long-
leaf pines jutting through
the foggy lushness along the
Wetappo Creek in northern
Gulf County.
An inky round head, vis-
ible against the gray bark
of the tree from which it
emerged, poked out and
swept side to side, as if
working out the morning
kinks. The feathery mass
then flitted into the yawning
forest of 80-year-old pines
far above the anxious eyes
awaiting signs of his awak-
ening from slumber.
Twenty yards away, at
the bottom of another statu-
esque pine, a cord is then
pulled, a metal mesh screen
falls away and in a flash
another black head pops
out and a new set of wings
swoops into the dewy for-
est air.
In a turn of the head,
the second becomes pur-
sued by the first, as the
two, chattering as if old pals
reunited again, dart amidst
the green canopy, pecking
at each other and diving in
a frenzied frolic, as gnats
around a flame.
As they fly, the pair
morph into the latest can-
didates for a love connec-
tion which state and St. Joe
Company wildlife biologists
hope will result in further
propagation of the red-
cockaded woodpecker, an
endangered species which
once resided in abundance
in the long-leaf pine forests
of North Florida and the
eastern half of the continen-
tal United States.
The red cockaded wood-
pecker's range once extended
from Florida to New Jersey
and Maryland, as far west
as Texas and Oklahoma,
and inland to Missouri,
Kentucky and Tennessee,
according to the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service.
Today there are esti-
mated to be about 15,000
birds living from Florida to
Virginia and west to south-
east Oklahoma and eastern
Texas, or about 1 percent
of the woodpecker's original

And as their habitat
- live pine trees disap-
pears, The St. Joe Co. is
attempting to create a natu-
ral incubator for the species,
aiming to restore popula-
tions in the Wetappo Creek
Conservation area.
Last week for the third
straight year, company wild-
life biologists gently moved
red cockaded woodpeck-
ers from a donor site in
the region to the Wetappo,
roughly 1,500 acres which
the company placed in con-
servation about the time it
began this series of "translo-
cations" of woodpeckers.
The goal is to become
- like Pebble Hill near
Thomasville, Ga., or the
Apalachicola National Forest
- a donor site to assist other
areas of the U.S. in restoring
red cockaded woodpecker
In the past three years,
10 woodpeckers have been
moved from as far away
as Fort Benning, Ga., to
Wetappo. And last spring
five mating pairs gave birth

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carefully removed from net.
Photo courtesy of Lynn Nesmith

to 10 chicks, improving the
demographics of what was
a purely bachelor pad four
males in 2001 to some 26
As comparison, there
were no recorded births in
2001 and two females were
first introduced in 2003 in
hopes they would break the
male dominance at Wetappo
- which translated into zero
mating opportunities.
"Our goal is 10 repro-
ductive pairs, or clusters,"
said St. Joe wildlife biologist
Jim Moyers. "We're 10 birds
in the red side of the ledger

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This year, two juvenile
females were captured as
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they sun set last Thursday.
They were transported to
that night
and placed
in man-
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cavities in
close prox-
imity of
the home
trees of
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nile males.
A mesh
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females in Red-cockadec
their new good hands. Phot
digs until Nesmith
the males
exited in Friday morning,
creating ajabberwocky back-
drop to the rising sun on a
humid fog-dipped morning.
"It's exciting after all
the anticipation to hear the
woods full of sound," said
one of several observers and
photographers chronicling
this rise of a species.
The hope is that the
strangers will soon socialize,
bond and mate. The, only
part Moyers and his peers
can play in this dating game
is the waiting.
Red cockaded wood-
peckers mate for life and are
typically non-migratory.
"Hopefully we will find
a nest here next spring,"
Moyers said. "Usually they
will stay in this area."
Red cockaded woodpeck-
ers are unique in several
ways. The size of a common
cardinal, the bird's back
features black and white
horizontal stripes. They are
most clearly distinguished
by their black capes and
necks that encircle large
white cheek patches.
They are rarely seen
by humans save for during
breeding seasons and when
defending their nests.
Those nests, unlike
those of any other wood-
pecker, are found in live
pine trees. The dripping sap
caused by their excavating
- characterized by white
streaks leaking down the
tree from the cavity, as if
bleeding wounds provides
sticky protection.
"The resin protects the
nest," Moyers said.
In 2003, two females
from Fort Benning were
introduced at Wetappo
and last year Moyers and
crew brought in six more
juvenile birds, three males
and three females, from
the Apalachicola National
According to the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service,
the red cockaded wood-
pecker, "plays a vital role
in the intricate web of life
in southern pine forests." A
number of other birds, even
owls, and some mammals
use abandoned cavities for
homes and
I n
the res-
effort at
Moourtesy of Lynn years
and crew
focus on
two par-
ticularly suited for their fall
of the red
woodpecker in wood
courtesy of Lynn pec k er

Juvenile females are par-
ticularly suited for their fall
arrival since they will dis-

perse from their native nest
this time of year in search of
a solitary male for compan-
ionship. Additionally, other
than a solitary "helper male"
offspring, which will nur-

ture and help mom and pop
incubate eggs in the nest,
any male juveniles will also
fly off once weaned in search
of territory of their own to

Red-cockaded woodpecker is placed in cavity at Wetappo.
Photo courtesy of Lynn Nesmith

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ESE Class

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To help students
develop their social and
communication skills, Ellmer
has lunch delivered to the
E-hllni calls elementary
school lunchrooms an
environment "unlike
anywhere else in the real
world," a place where children
are thrown togethct with no
rhyme or reason.
In the ESE lunchroom,
students are paired by age
and mutual interests.,.
While cngaiing the
children in conversation,
';llicr and her aides also
teach the students lessons
in table manners and Kpopqr
eating habit,
Rewarding Good Behavior
Evcr'y Frl'ilday ilernoimt,
"ill\veil I.,cl] rriSI'; .stu.dl n tu
step out of the classroom and
into "Chrlk.tnr-'s Boutique."
Housed in a hlrntag'
closet, the boutique contains
all manner of toys that can
be purchased with silver
Hermsdorfer, for whom

the boutique is named,
finds the traditional punitive
system dated. Like Ellmer,
she believes strongly in
positive reinforcement.
Students are awarded the
tokens for staying on task,
exhibiting good behavior.
Whenl the students are
not boutique shoppliig, ir v1%
are earning points for toy
One mark on their
dliiosiiit'irc 'd tili.rns the[ y can
play with one toy dinosaur,
two means their dinosaur
can bring a friend.
Both Ellmer and
U1Ci In:tiloI l'r, who has
worked with autistic children
for 13 years, have found
that autistic children have a
great allinity for ili, extinct
"Aliwosi without
exception, they love
dinosaurs," noted Ellmer,
who believes the phenomenon
worthy of study. "We're
always on the lookout for
anything dinosaur."

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"The Last Civil Rights
This year, two ESE
students were placed back in
regular classrooms.
The students' behavior
had prevented them from
concentrating on their
schoolwork, landing them in
Their behavior problems
corrected, the students are
now thriving in their new
With an increased push
to include ESE students in
regular classrooms, Ellmer
said she looks at her students
on a case-by-case basis.
Some can be placed in a
regular classroom for math or
PE, while others with severe
disabilities require the ESE
staffs full-time attention.
To enhance the student
body's understanding of
their ESE peers, Ellmer has
conducted several disability
awareness programs.
A recent program brought
classes to the new handicap-
accessible playground, where
students were shown the
equipment and taught how to
play with the ESE students.
Ellmer believes strongly
in tolerance and calls
disability rights "the last civil
rights movement."
"In the twentieth century,
there have been three major
movements: women's rights,
civil rights, and now disability
rights. The only difference is,
the disabled can't usually
advocate for themselves,"
said Ellmer.

On Friday afternoons, students receiving tokens for good
behavior shop in "Christine's Boutique," housed in a storage closet.
Behavior specialist Christine Hermsdorfer founded the class store.

Inspiring a New Generation
of Teachers
For her work in the
classroom, Ellmer was
recognized as Gulf County's
Teacher of the Year in 2004.
Her passion for teaching has
already inspired two students
to follow in her footsteps.
Keion McNair, who
teaches track, cross-country
and girls' basketball at Port
St. Joe High School, conducts
daily track lessons on the
sidewalk outside Ellmer's
On Tuesday, the
students ran for 15 minutes
after polishing off their mid-
morning snacks.
Some ran wildly, some
panted heavily and some

ESE teacher Margaret Ellmer sifts through her class's collection
of toy dinosaurs. Playing with the toys are the children's reward for
good behavior.

opted for a slow, steady
trudge to the finish line.
McNair has worked at
the elementary school for
the past three years. In
addition to coaching track,
he accompanies the ESE
students to their PE class
and plays games with them.
The students do not hide
their fondness for McNair.
"All the kids love Keion,"
said Ellmer. "If he gets to
work with you, then you're
really special."
"Keion is a big kid
himself," she added.
Though he went to college
to be an engineer, McNair
has found his true calling as
an ESE teacher.
"I didn't know it was like
this when I got here, but
when I got here, I couldn't
leave it," said McNair, who
is currently earning his
education degree through an
online university.
Like McNair, Port St.
Joe High School senior Teri
Strain found her calling
inside Ellmer's classroom.
For two years, Strain has
interned for one period each
day, helping Ellmer's students
navigate an interactive
computer language program.
Strain plans on becoming
an ESE teacher when she
graduates, and wishes that
she could spend more than
an hour a day in Ellmer's
"I just love it here. This
is like the fav'ori'.e part of my
day coming here," she said.

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Walton, and bassist Steve
Gilmore from Philadelphia.
Two other jazz groups will

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The festival will kickoff
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from the gazebo in Oaks-By-
the-Bay Park and resume
on Saturday at noon. The
festival will conclude at 7:00
p.m. Saturday afternoon.
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performed worldwide for
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trumpet and flugelhorn
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Silver Needs a Home

Currently for adoption at
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society are: Silver, a nice
male mix (pictured); Puff, an
orange kitty about 12 weeks
old; Sweetie, a female white
English bulldog; Peppy, a
very small blond male; Baby,
a nice Dachshund female
mix; Wendy, a three-and-a-
half-month old Lab/Chow
mix pup and Margo, a young
female Black Lab.
Also available for'
adoptions are: Kujoe, a male,
Golden Retriever/Chow,
neutered, shots, heartworm
free and housetrained; Amos
and Andy, four-month old
kittens and many kittens
that have just been weaned.
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-
1103 or visit the Humane
Society's web site at www.

The Key Club from Port
St. Joe High School, led by
Scott Lamberson, came in
force to the Gulf County
animal shelter on Saturday,
Oct. 1. Twenty four strong,
they leashed critters and

cleared the shelter for about
three hours, allowing the
normal crew to do kinds of
cleaning that is unusually
difficult with the animals
in place. Bad luck (Scott's
normal kind) struck,
so guess who drew filthy
cleaning duty? Leading by
example gets tough at times
St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society is fortunate to have
been adopted by this group
of young public servants.
Thank you all.
The following students
donated their time at the
shelter: sophomores Kellie
Wright, Jonathan Davidson,
Molly Matty, Bryce Nelson,
William Just; juniors
Cordaryl Hutchinson,
Leah Miniat, Dusty Alford,
Courtney Craft, Brittany
Barnes, Angelica Driesbach,
Kayle Rodriguez, Amy
Brockman, Warren Floyd;

seniors Courtney Mork,
Nicole Ford, Tom Boone,
Jordan Todd, Andrew Furr,
Henry Kirby, Jeremy Couch,
Katie Hoffman and Elizabeth

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signed for maximum beach fun-time.
Comfy open living area w/postcard
views from all around. Large porch
w/beach walkovers. MLS 105408

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

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

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

News From the Halls


High Scho(

Greetings from the
Swamp! October is here
and with it a lot of activi-
ties at Wewahitchka High
School. Homecoming week
is October 17-21. This year's
featured classes are '55, '60,
'65, '70,75, '80, '85, '90, '95,
2000, and 2005. Graduates
from these years are invited
to a brunch that will be held
on Oct. 21 from 9:00-11:00
a.m. Free tickets to the
homecoming game will be
given to those alumni in the
featured classes that attend
the brunch. Other activities
featured during homecom-
ing week include student
dress up days, door deco-
rating contest and of course
the homecoming parade.
If anyone is interested in
participating in the home-
coming parade they need
to contact Ms. Layton or
Jessica Stoppelbein at the
high school. The line up for
the parade will be at 12:45
p.m. with the parade begin-
ning at 2:p.m. The home-
coming game will begin at
7 p.m. with the crowning of
king and queen at half-time.
Following the game will be
a homecoming dance in the
commons. All alumni and
current students are invited.
Admission will be $2 per
person or $3 per couple.
The students at
Wewahitchka High School
are already getting into
the homecoming spirit and
many of them have started
working on their class floats
which will be in the home-
coming parade. To raise
money for their floats the
classes are competing in a
penny war.
Our homecoming court
has been chosen. Our
senior court features Jenni
Wigglesworth and Shane
McDonald, Kory Bidwell and
Justin Barnes, Kayla Bailey
and Trey Goodwin, Courtney
McMillion and Ben Holley,
Hali Price and Michael
Bailey, Heather Simmons
and Johnny Jones, and
Megan Whitfield and David
Edwards. Santana Gaskin
and Robbie Morris are our
11th grade representatives,
Gayla Williamson and Tyler
Bush are our 10th grade
representatives and Rebecca
Barnes and Paul Myers are
our 9th grade representa-
This month will end
with a' Booktacular event
in the library media center.
A haunted book fair begins

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
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.


Art Exhibit at Gulf Coast

Community College

on Oct. 31 and will last all
week. To kick off the event
the LMC will host a treat and
read at 6 p.m. in the library.
Treats will be provided and
our drama club is work-
ing on a short skit for our
entertainment. All students
and parents are invited to
stop by this event to enjoy
refreshments, entertainment
and to pick up a few good
books. For more information
please contact Mrs. Cox at
the high school.
The boys and girls cross
county teams have won the
last two meets. The first meet
was at Bozeman followed by
a meet in Graceville. Chris
Murphy placed first in the
boys' race and Natalya Miller
placed first in the girls' race.
Our golf team is 5-0 and
our football team is enjoying
a 3-1 record. Our volley-
ball team has won 5 out of
their 9 games. Our wrestling
team will have its first meet
in Dec ember in Marianna.
Sayonara from the

The Visual and
Performing Arts Division
of Gulf Coast Community
College will present
"Reinventing the Present,"
an art exhibit, featuring
the work of Thomas Tucker
from Oct 7-28 in the Amelia
Center Theatre and Gallery.
A reception will be held on
October 7 from 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.
Artist Thomas Tucker
combines math, music, and
meditation to draw what he
says are pictures that meld
shapes and theories to create
their own environment. An
assistant professor at Zayed
University, United Arab
Emirates, Mr. Tucker says

the genesis of his' art comes
from the mathematical
formula that he analyzes
while he meditates. While
in the meditative state, he
draws as many as 60 "ideas."
Later he adds animation
and music which, he says,
allows him to reproduce
what he considers "a
physical movement to the
drawings." Mr. Thomas' 3D
animation will be exhibited
in a self-contained "gallery"
including his preparatory
drawings and added sound.
The exhibit is open
and free to the public. For
additional information, call
Jonnie Ihlefeld at 769-1551,
ext. 2890.


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ALTHA This beautiful property would make a great home size for I or more homes.
Big oaks and hardwoods fronl 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 Ifrom 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 V2 bath home and 388' waterfront with 1.5 acres. Home has floor to ceil-
ing windows in the living room providing excellent views of the river and woods. All
bedrooms have views of the river and doors opening to the deck. There is a big porch
on the front of the home and a covered porch facing the river and a big deck extending
to the river's edge. Under the home is a screened porch with bath and parking, the de-
tached 2 car garage has a big 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment and storage overhead. Enjoy
lots of peace and quit and privacy in the unique setting. $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

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.

Front row Left to Right: Martha Set-
tiemire, Brittney Jackson, Lynn Ryals,
Dedra Daniels; Back row Left to Right:
Rhonda Blair, Danny Ryals

ALTHA -Come home and relax in this
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
is in the Carr and Altha School district.

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
Panama City and the beaches. $84,900

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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-
niently located to Youngstown, Panama
City, and the beaches. This property is
approved for ExpressPathT Financing.
Please contact listing agent for more infor-
mation. $84,900

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
tanks. $275,000


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rebuilding of our neighboring
Gulf coast states. Continued
thanks for your efforts and
This week's staff profile is
Phillip Peltzman. He is new
to both our school and our
church. He and his family
come to us from the Dallas,

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,
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Texas area. Phillip serves as
youth pastor at Faith Bible
Church. He is also our recess/
P.E. coach here at FCS. We
are delighted to have Phillip,
his wife Sheri and daughters
Kristian and Taylor here in
Port St. Joe.
Students in grades 7 and
up just returned from the
WILDS, a Christian camp in
North Carolina. Here are a
few of the comments made by
our students: "Man that was
awesome!" "The Giant Swing?
No thanks. Ill pass." "I'm not
used to walking up a bizzillion
The WILDS was also a
time of spiritual and Biblical
growth. This is what some of
the students had to say about
their experience there: "Wow!
Scott's message was really
good!" "I like what Rand had
to say this morning. It was so

Port St. Joe Elementary Peacebuilders
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Marcell Johnson, 2nd grade, DeQujuan Martin, 4th grade; front
row, (I-r) Devin Crews, Pre-Kj Kaylin Morgan, Kindergarten;
middle row, Alyssa Watford, 3ra grade; Skysja Adams, 5th grade
and Jesse Schwed, 1st grade.

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Unique Opportunity
The Able Trust is accept-
ing applications from High
School juniors and seniors
with disabilities for the annu-
al florida Youth Leadership
Forum, which will be held
next summer from July 20-
23, 2006. Applications area
available online at www.flori-
daylf.org and the deadline to
submit the form is Friday,
December 9. Fifty students
with wideranging disabilities
will be chosen as delegates
to attend the annual event to
learn how to take charge of
their future.
"This is a unique oppor-
tunity for High School juniors
and seniors with disabilities
to get a taste of indepen-
cdence andr learn the skills

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they. need to achieve their
goals after graduation," said
Kristen Knapp, vice president
of public relations for The
Able Trust.
Students with disabilities
who attend YLF experience
an environment where their
disability is not a stigma.
Through leadership build-
ing workshops and hands-on
activities with other young
people with disabilities, YLF
participants learn about self-
advocacy, academic resourc-
es, career options and how to
identify the community sup-
ports available to assist them
in reaching their goals.
Nearly every person
involved in YLF, from the
cnunselors to the t alt men-

tors, has a disability. The
event is designed to help del-
egates learn how to break
down barriers to achieve their
personal and profession-
al goals. In addition to the
workshops, activities at YLF
include meetings with busi-
ness professionals and elect-
ed officials, a tour of the State
Capitol and social events like
a talent show and dance. The
students also get to experi-
ence college campus life while
staying at a private dormitory
at Florida State University.
This will be the seventh year
of The Able Trust's YLF, which
is co-sponsored by the Florida
Developmental Disabilities

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important." "I was impressed
with the music."
Following the Thursday
night service, the students
had the opportunity to share
what they learned and what
they would bring back to
Port St. Joe. More than one
student made it clear they
wanted to begin using what
they learned. These students
believe that God wants them
to grow in their Christian
walk and be bold in sharing
the Gospel. Of course, this is
our prayer.
This annual trip is
always a blessing. Thariks
to all of the chaperones --
Regina Washabaugh, Debbie
VanVleet, Mark Beightol,
and Buddy Caswell -- for this
year's retreat. A big thank
you also goes to Tony and
Kathie Sarmiento for the use
of their van.


by Elizabeth Kilbourn signed up, I'll see you there
As the leaves on the bright and early at 8f
trees begin to change, I am After taking the SAT, stop
reminded of how the times by the New Bethel A.M.E.
will soon be changing for the Church on Avenue C. There
seniors of Port St. Joe. We will be a party for all youth,
were all made aware of this especially those affected by
fact when we joined Wewa, hurricanes Katrina and Rita,
Carrabelle, and Apalach High from noon to 3 pm. There will
Schools at the Gulf/Franklin be free food and games, so
Center's annual senior day. come on out for New Bethel's
Along with fine food and great A.M.E. Church Community
games, many informational Youth Day.
presentations were made. Congratulations to the
Several door prizes were football team who had an
awarded, and our own awesome 21-0 shut out
Stephen Dykes walked away against Sneads last Friday
with a $500 scholarship. A hight. Expect another
good time was had by all, and spectacular game this Friday
we may have even learned a at 7:30 against the 3-1 Liberty
little along the way. Everyone County Bulldogs. This.is the
has heard how the senior year first home game in a while, so
is the most expensive, and well need that Shark crowd to
this is becoming evident as be fired up!
our first $50 payment for the This Thursday is a
senior trip is due this month. teacher workday. Translation:
Start saving! no school for the students!
Seniors are not the only Consider this a present, as
ones who owe some dough. Friday marks the end of our
Juniors need to pay their $20 first 9 weeks, and report cards
class dues to Leah Miniat or will be going out soon.
Mrs. Taylor. Get that money Being a part of the class
in, because we all want a of 2006 has been a wild
great prom! Juniors, as dwell ride. From building floats,
as sophomores, planning to throwing water balloons and
attend college need to sign up eggs, to putting the Eiffel
in guidance to take the PSAT Tower together, I've enjoyed
on October 21st. This is a every minute of it. Let's make
very useful tool in preparing the rest of this year the best it
for the big bad SAT and ACT. can be, and keep our eyes on
Speaking of the SAT, it will be that day in May when we can
administered in Port St. Joe throw off our caps and say,
this Saturday the 8th. If you "We made it!"
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Port St. Joe

Police Department

On September 29 around
1:56 a.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Mary A. Ramsey age 58 of
Port St. Joe on a warrant for
felony retail theft.
On September 27 around
9:35 a.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Stanley Divan Winfield age
23 of Port St. Joe, on three
warrants from Bay County
and a violation of probation
complaint. Thewarrantswere
for trafficking in cocaine,
resisting arrest without
violence and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
On September 28
around 3:36 p.m. the Port
St. Joe Police Department
arrested Joyce H. Scruggs
age 44 of Overstreet. Scruggs
was arrested on a warrant

An initial membership
meeting of The 100 Club of
Gulf County will be held at
The Sunset Coastal Grill on
Monday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.
EDT. Invitations to selected
individuals in Gulf County
have been sent for this
important meeting at which
the objectives and policies of
The 100 Club of Gulf County
will be explained.
The 100 Club of Gulf
County has been formed to
provide financial assistance
to the families of public
safety personnel who die in
the line of service. This
program is important in
recruiting and maintaining
high quality personnel in
the sheriffs department, the

for violation of probation.
Scruggs was on probation
for possession of a controlled
substance, a second-degree
felony, and driving under
the influence.
On October 1 around
12:26 a.m. the Port.St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Billy Lee Gainous age 40 of
Port St. Joe for aggravated
battery. There was
altercation at the corner of
Reid Ave. and First Street in
Port St. Joe where Gainous
allegedly cut the victim with
a knife.
On October 1 around
11:02 p.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Mary Louise Thomas age 52
of Port St. Joe. Thomas was
arrested on a warrant for
failure to appear in court
and possession of drug
On October 2 around
2:20 p.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested

police department, the fire
department and emergency
corps in Gulf County.
Members will be asked
to commit an annual
contribution of $100 to build
a fund for this purpose.
Applications will be.available
at the meeting at 5 p.m.
EDT, Oct. 17 at The Sunset
Coastal Grill. The Trustees
of The 100 Club of Gulf
County deeply appreciate
the contribution by the
management of The Sunset
Coastal Grille in hosting this
important meeting.
Interested person are
invited to attend. If you
have questions call Peter H.
Burgher at 227-1067 or Maj.
Joe Nugent at 227-1115.

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Kelvin Recardo Rouse age 45
of Port St. Joe for aggravated
battery with a knife and
possession of less than
twenty grams of marijuana.

Mexico Beach

Police Report

During the past two
weeks, the Mexico Beach
Police department answered
44 calls for service,
investigated one Theft.
During this same
period officers of the Mexico
Beach Police Deparment
investigated one traffic crash
with a combined property
damage report of $1,500.
The officers issued one
traffic citation and two
traffic warnings. During the
same tie period officers of
the Mexico beach Arrest:
Stanley Stadler of Mexico
Beach, for DUI

New Trafic Laws Take Effect

The Department of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles and the Florida
Highway Patrol remind all
drivers that several new and
revised traffic laws become
effective October 1.
The base fine (not
including court costs, which
vary by county) for running
a red light is increased to
$125 (from $60) and upon
conviction, will result in four

points added on the driver's
record. (CH Law 2005-194)
If a driver has their
license revoked for a con-
viction of driving under the
influence and did not meet
the financial responsibility
requirements at the time of
the offense, the driver must
purchase and maintain a
6-month non-cancelable lia-
bility policy. If the driver
also owns a vehicle, they

must obtain a 6-month reg-
istration as a condition of
restatement. (Ch.Law 2005-
Racing on Florida's
highways wil become a
first-degree misdemeanor.
Vehicles used to race may
be impounded for a period of
10 business days. Vehicles
in violation within 5 years of
a previous conviction may
be seized and forfeited. (Ch.
Law 2005-226)
The new laws are in
addition to the primary seat
belt law for drivers under
21 that was effective July
"These changes to
the laws are designed to
promote highway safety.
Tragically, too many per-
sons continue to die as a
result of tragic crashes. We
encourage drivers to obey all
traffic laws, don't drink and
drive and to buckle up," said
Fred Dickinson, Executive
Director, department of
HIighway safety and Motor
Colonel Chris Knight,
Director of the Florida
Highway Patrol adds,
"Safety on Florida's high-
ways is paramount in our
mission to enforce all laws.
Drivers must be aware of
the laws and abide by them
for everyone's safety. State
and local enforcement will
begin enforcing these laws
October 1. We urge everyone
to drive safe, use caution
and use proper safety equip-
ment." For more information
onnew laws affecting traffic
and motor vehicles, please
visitthe Department's web-
site t www.hdmv.state.fl.us.

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TOLL FREE 1-800-778-3937 www.eyecarenow.com

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Port St. Joe, F
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home in the heart of PSJ, o
blocL! off of St. Joseph Bay oa
Completely refurbished inclu
ing new countertops, hardwoc
floors & more. Must see
appreciate! $359,900

Coveted Indian Pass Subdi'i.sion
FFEMiA flood, great views, hut
S tub, & much more! $850,000

n Bias Road 318-A Reid Ave
'L 32456 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
0-227-9000 Business: 850-229-9000 a
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nd INDIAN SWAMP CAMPGROUND 18.3 acre campground
ud- complete with 2 great homes, general store, restaurant
iod meeting hall, 3 fishing ponds, 10 RV sites, rental cabins .
to gazebos, just seconds from the boat ramp and minutes to -he
Apalachicola River. OFFERED @ $699,000 e

a large lot, in a quiet neigh-
borhood in Port St.. Only 2
blocks from the Bay. Offered
@ $325,000.

Bob Pelc,

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lot on coveted Indian pass boating, &
with sweeping views of the side your
SGulf & Indian Lagoon. A BAYFRON
perfect location for your TAGE IS I
coastal dream home. TO SELL
' OFFERED @ $1,250,000

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BAYFRONT lot on Cape San in Wcam
Blas wilh 100 of frontage gulf acce
on the pristine St. Joseph & tennis
Bay This secluded lot with interior fi
lush vegetation and lots of tile, marl
wildlife is the perfect spot to cherry ca
build your dream vacation morel 0O
home. $989,000 $1,045,0

Gerald Alcorn,
) Mobile:

SECLUDED HOME ,n hghly townhome
desirable Indian Pass recently with nurr
renovated and only a short including
..,alk to boat ramp and Gulf of tennis co>
Mexico. PRICED TO SELL @ & much m
$575,000 $649,900

Bayfront lot on Cape San Bias $850,000
GULF FRONT on Cape San Bias $879,000
Bald Point Lot $185,000
Water's Edge Subdivision $425,000
Eastpoint BAYFRONT lot $499,000
Tremont Court in Overstreet $115,000
Mexico Beach corner lot on Hwy 98 $425,00

& bird watching out-
* back door! This
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@ $349,000.

:lint Eason,

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plete with deeded
ss, swimming pool
courts. Gorgeous
featuring Travertine
ble, teak flooring,
ibinetry and much
ne of a kind home!

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onerous amenities
swimming pool,
urts, fishing ponds,
lore! X Flood zone!

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VIEWS of the Gul..hile
sandy beaches, & gorgeous
sunsets, this GULF FRONT
home has it all! Priced to(
sell @ $1,250,000
Rachel Browning,

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age on she intirrcoa ,al in
Overstreel BeaOUFLuI home-
sile! $329,000

Kaye & Mark Haddock,

lar white sandy beaches, this
GULF FRONT lot on Cape San
Bias is for you. Nice dunes A
great vegetation make this
great location for your coastal
dream home. It won't last.
long @ $899,000

Sheryl Bradley


Pass recently remodeled, i.-
crative rental history, & real
views of the Gulf of Mexi-
co. Must see to appreciate!
$795,000 00

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


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Membership Meeting

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Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs

W. P. "Rocky Comforter Charles A. Cost (850) 648-8811
507 10th Steet Port St Joe L.F.D. Personalnluty Real Es 1000 Highway 98
(850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818 (850)227-1159 '1

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

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

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday SchooL 10:00a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00p.m.
. All Times are EST

Dan Rhodes
Minter of MaiclYouth
Deborah Loylss
Director ofChildreni Ministries

Jesus is Lord an He is waiting

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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Mike Westbrook,

Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

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

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508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. (a
Adult School
11:00 a.m. -
*Sunday School 0
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv .
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sndqo WorsipSesries: 9:00 a.m. CST
SndqySkool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico leach United Methodist (Chrch
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening >
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family e Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewohitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

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


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SOak Grve assembly ofGod
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 8502S296271
613 Madison Street 'Port St. oe. fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesda
Sunday School 9:45am iMdfWeek.Meal 5:00pm
Morning Worship 10:45am .MidWeek 8ible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Move 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Mtnlstryv- Monday 630pm
(adies Ministry Tuesday- 7.00pm
Dynamic Praise & "Worship 'Preaching the tPure Word

Church of Christ

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

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 Avenue ~

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

S 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! A w

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

/ "A Reformed Voice
in the Community"

"ll f I 6 Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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

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

ue Baptist Church

Famriend are found

Friendship are found

Ask for Wisdom...Feeling tested? Wondering where to go or what to do? Trials &
temptations are often the ground we stand upon when needing wisdom most.
"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God," James says. He's talking about
divine wisdom. Wisdom from heaven. Prov 2:6 says, "For the Lord gives wisdom."
Seeking to endure? Persevere? Overcome? Or, simply decide what to do? Ask! He'll
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:

Holy Comforter Episcopal School

to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

To commemorate its
50th anniversary, Holy
Comforter Episcopal School,
in Tallahassee, Florida
announces an "Alumni-
Teacher Reunion Coffee"
during the school's anni-
versary celebration week-
end October 14-16. The
coffee invites graduates,
past and current teachers,
and their families to fellow-
ship and share memories
about the school and its
prestigious fifty years of
service and education. The
coffee will be held Saturday,
October 15 from 10-11a.m.,
on the school campus, with
activities provided for chil-
dren of attendees.
Holy Comforter
Episcopal School began
in November of 1955 with
twenty-five kindergar-
ten-aged children and one
teacher. It was the very first
kindergarten sponsored
by a protestant church in
Tallahassee, and through
the years, grades were added
and enrollment increased.
By 1982, classes were being
held for pre-school through
eighth grades, and today
more than 15,000 students
have been educated by what
some referred to in the past
as, the "Holy Blanket,"
because of its loving atmo-
To record the history of

the school, Holy Comforter's
Director of Development,
Jane Menton is spearhead-
ing a special photo exhibi-
tion and coffee table book
to commemorate the 50th
anniversary. The anniver-
sary committee is asking
alumni to bring photographs
to be used for the project to
the alumni coffee, or contact
Ms. Menton. Treasured pho-
tos of teachers, friends, and
activities from 1955 through
2005 will be returned after
the images are used. The
photo exhibit will be pre-
pared for display, and the
book published for sale,
at Holy Comforter School's
annual Gala in February,
2006. To participate in the
photo project please con-
tact Jane Menton, 850-383-
1007, or jmenton@holy-
In addition to the
alumni activities, Holy
Comforter hosts a week-
end of events for the entire
family. On Friday, October
14, lower school students
will invite their special
"grandperson" for a morn-
ing on campus to celebrate
"Grandpeoples Day." On
Saturday, October 15, fol-
lowing the "Alumni-Teacher
Reunion Coffee," the "Fall
Festival" takes place from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is
open to all students and

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families as well as. the
public. On Saturday, Holy
Comforter Episcopal Church
will host an "Open House"
in its new facility on cam-
pus from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Then on Sunday, October
16, everyone is welcomed to
attend the Episcopal School
Sunday blessing service at
Holy Comforter Church at
10:30 a.m.
The anniversary com-
mittee encourages alumni
who have not been con-
tacted yet, or who wish to
attend alumni festivities, to
contact Katie Scarborough
Pearson at 850-562-3454,
or pearson2@comcast.net.

Beach Baptist

Dinner Menu

The Beach Baptist
Chapel dinner menu for
Wednesday, Oct. 12 will
include spaghetti with meat
sauce, tossed salad, 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 appreciat-
ed. All are invited to attend.

Church of God

Charismatic Conference in Christ News

The 25th Annual
Catholic Charismatic
Conference will be held
January 20 22, 2006, at
the Edgewater Beach Resort
on Panama City Beach. The
theme will be: "I will put my
Spirit within you (Ez 36:27).
Speakers will include
Alex Jones Evangelization
Coordinator for the
Archdiocese of Detroit,

Linda Koontz with The
Spirit of the Lord International
Mission' in El Paso, Texas,
Father Cecil Spotswood
- Campus Minister at Troy
State University, and Bishop
John Ricard.
For more information or to
download a registration form,
go to www.pt-dccr.org or call
Jim Kinneer at 850-385-
2125. He can also be reached
at j kinneer(@yahoo.com.

The Book Of Life

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

You are invited to come
and be revived, refreshed
and restored by our Lord
Jesus. The Church of God
in Christ at 163 Ave D. in
Port St. Joe will be in a
revival on Oct. 5, 6, and 7 at
7:00 p.m.
Pastor Appreciation Day
will be held on Oct. 30 at
11:30 a.m. The Church of
God in Christ will be appre-
ciating their Pastor David
Woods, Jr. Please come and
help appreciate our spiritual


Youth Invited
A church school commu-
nity cookout for local youth
will be held on Saturday,
Oct. 8, from 12:00 noon
to 3:00 pm at New Bethel
African Methodist Episcopal
Church parking lot. The
church is located on the
corner of Avenue C and
Highway 98.


Oliver Chambers

"Bill" Besore
Oliver Besore, 70 of
Port St. 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 and -fianc6
B.J. Rice, all of Port St. Joe;
grandchildren Natalie Burge,
Stephen 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, Ariz.
The funeral service
was held at 11 a.m. EDT
Saturday, Oct. 1 graveside
in Holly Hill Cemetery. The
service was conducted by
the Rev. David Fernandez.
Interment followed with mili-
tary honors.
Comforter Funeral Home
was in charge of arrange-

Foy E. Adams
Mr. Foy E. Adams, age
72, of Wewahitchka passed
away Thursday, Sept. 22 at
a local hospital. He moved

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2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .... 7 p.m.

from Florala, Ala. and was a
lifelong resident of this area.
Mr. Adams was a millwright
for 45 1/2 years at St. Joe
Paper Company. He was
a member of Glad Tidings
Assembly and the Masonic
Mr. Adams is sur-
vived by his wife, Catherine
Adams of Wewahitchka; a
son, Steve "Boog" Adams of
Wewahitchka; one daughter,
Ann Harper and husband
Glenn of Meridian, MS; two
brothers, Gene Adams and
wife Judy and Joel Adams,
all of Crestview, Fla.; one sis-
ter, Selma Cosson and hus-
band James of Crestview;
three grandchildren, Deni
Findley, Monica Feliciano,
and Bill Harper II; and seven
Funeral Services for
Mr. Adams were held at 10
a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at
Glad Tidings Assembly with
Pastor Joey Smith officiating.
Interment followed at Holly

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Proceeds help us erect in Apalachicola the famous
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replica of a major monument outside
Washington, D.C., to honor all our veterans.

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Our wonderful Mahi-Mahi Salad
Karaoke every Wednesday night with $1 drafts.
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Highway 98
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Port St. Joe, Florida
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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.
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D6317-Gulf Front Beach MLS#100907 Great deal on
St Joe Beach. Living area this Cape San Bias home. Views
loor.All bedrooms open of gulf from both levels of this
f facing decks. Newly 3/3.5 home. Quiet area in the
exterior, new carpets and heart of the Cape.Well decorat-
,275,000. ed and maintained. $797,500.

MLS#107755 Residential lot
in growing St Joe Beach. Located
in area with newly constructed
homes. Great lot for your next
home! $315,000.

Seagrass Subdivision Homes and lots available
in this private community on the Cape.
Jubilation Subdivision Newly constructed
homes available in this premier subdivision.

MLS#106485 Gulf view lot
located on Cape San Bias. Large
dunes, white sands, quiet area.
Vacant Land:

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

Call today for information on these and our many
other real estate opportunities.

^oo 7758 Highway 98 Unobstruct-
ed Gulf view lot in St. Joe Beach.
48 storage units with additional fenced
area for boat/RV storage on 2 75 x 150
lots only one block to the beach. Great in-
vestment with all kinds of possibilities. 211
DeSoto St. St. Joe Beach $575,000
119 N. 15th St Fantastic lot with pos-
sible Gulf view. Public beach access less
than one block away. Great price and lo-
cation. Close to the new exclusive Ocean
Plantation subdivision. Adjacent house is
also for sale. $369,900
407 New Mexico Drive large 100X158
lot in Mexico Beach. $239,900.
234 Nan Nook Lot in a quiet subdivi-
sion VERY close to the beach: Completely
fenced with air conditioned 2 car garage.
Tulip Avenue 2 lots available in
Beacon Hill. 1 lot with water &
>septic. 5 140,000. The other lot

Ganley Road (Honeyville) 5
acre residential parcel-great for de-
velopment. $125,000
REDUCED Palmetto Trace Subdivision
- 2 adjacent lots in St. Joe Beach in a new
subdivision. $199,900 each.
932 South Long Street 3/4 acre lot
south of Overstreet bridge. S99,900.
Jarrott Daniels Road Two adjacent
'.'1 acre lots ready for building. $64,900
South Long Estates several lots avail-
able ranging from ': 3/4 acres Cove-
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386 south of the Overstreet bridge. 20
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Entitlement" Perceptions Lead to Workplace Tensions

The work ethic of new
entrants into the labor market,
is under assault. Members
of this group, labeled the
"Entitlement Generation"
- those born between 1979
and 1994 have been
described as impatient, self-
serving, disloyal, unable to
delay gratification and, in
short, feeling that they are
entitled to everything without,
working for it.
Wayne A. Hochwarter,
an associate professor of


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management in Florida,,. Memphis, Tenn.
State UtTniert,"'s College. of When,. employees
JBusiness,.recently conducted reported that others in their
a study to see if the perception work group acted entitled,
of eneitlement exists in the following effects were
organizations and, if it does, observed:
how it affects employees at Job satisfaction was
work., HXis research, which lower.
examined tlhe attitudes of Employees were not
nearly 600 employees across able to concentrate
a wide range of occupations, fully on their work.
.' indicate s, that perceptions. Workers were less
,of enitlozript are alive and, passionate about
well in many companies. For their work.
example, Hochwarter found Employees were less
that 55. percent of workers likely to keep their
either,agree or strongly agree word.
with the statement "Many Workers acted less
emplpvees act as if they are, empathetic toward
-f'6dek-ing t"a-n others 'others.
at \york without paying their Employees were
dues." less likely to offer
Some,"'" comments social support to
from. survey respondents coworkers.
illustiated this opinion. Workers reported more
"I. dodrit know where tense relationships
these kids' come off thinking on the job.
they "aite entitled to things Employees were more
it took me' 20 years to get," .prone to report
a Chicago management more workplace
consultant stated. depression.
"College grads aren't Hochwarter's findings
willing to do the grunt work also indicate differences
necessarty- to learn the job, across the age groups. For
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There's a "new" kind of loan
on the market that few people
are aware of, but that bears
investigation and consider-
ation, especially if you're con-

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than you could mith a conven-
The r'o.fr |' the 'nrt.'s
urinp'ro emenl. i r,: r,- i!_d rin i',
the loan, and by the time
you've .:'implemented ,tHe
updates, you've alsoilncreaid
the alue of your home, while
saving money on your energy
costs! In one case, a buyer
saved $740 in one, year on.
energy bills, while the mort-
gage cost only $30 a months
more than a conventional
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older home that you would Quitt frankly, most listings on
love to update. the market are older homes.
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.The state of Florida
today announced it had
received approval from the
federal Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services
(CMS) for a waiver that will
provide Florida Medicaid
services to Hurricane Katrina
evacuees. The waiver will
entitle the state to 100
percent reimbursement from
the federal government for
Florida Medicaid services
provided to eligible evacuees.
.Florida's Medicaid program
is administered by the
Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA).
,"Florida will continue
doing all it can to lend the hand
of support to our displaced
neighbors from Alabama,
Louisiana and Mississippi,"
said AHCA Secretary Alan
Levine. "For Medicaid eligible
evacuees staying in Florida,
this waiver will mean peace
of mind and quality of life
while they begin rebuilding
their lives."
.. 'Untder the ternis' of
'the approved waiver, all
hurricane evacuees from
impacted counties will
be. -given special evacuee
status and a streamlined
eligibility process in
* Florida's Medicaid program,
which will entitle them to
services provided to Florida
Medicaid participants. The
evacuee status designation
will remain in effect for five
Hurricane evacuees
frdm 'impacted counties in
the three affected states who
are already on Medicaid or
believe they qualify should
log on to the Department of
Children and Families online
enrollment website, http://
myflorida. com/accessflorida,
or, call 1-866-762-2237
to request an application.
Evacuees can also contact
Medicaid area offices for
further information. A list of

example, younger employees
(those ages 30 and younger)
reported more perceived
entitlement than older
workers (those 50 and older),
and attitudes reflected these
disparities. For example,
younger employees reported
600 percent more job
dissatisfaction than older
employees and 50 percent
more job tension when co-
workers acted entitled.
"It is clear that perceived
entitlement is a greater threat
to younger employees than
older ones," Hochwarter said.
"Typically, older employees
are more secure and have
gotten what they want out
of their jobs. Since many
younger employees have not,
they are afraid that others are
going to use manipulation to
get what they want, rather
than working for it."
Further, Hochwarter
notes that the Entitlement
Generation brings a great
deal of talent, energy and
technical savvy to the
workplace. However, he
cautions that "managers who
assume all employees have

AHCA's Medicaid area offices
can be found at: http://ahca.
myflorida.com/ Medicaid/
Areas/index. shtml
Working to improve
access to affordable, quality
health care to all Floridians,
the state Agency for Health
Care Administration

the same needs at work are
going to have a difficult time.
"It is necessary to develop
long-term career plans for all
employees," Hochwarter said.
"However, it is increasingly
important to do so with
employees fresh out of school.

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.


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put up wit the ambiguity that
saturates most work settings.
If they don't know where they
can get, how to get there, and
what it will get them, they are
not going to 'buy in' to the
objectives of the firm."

Power Wheelchairs Available

The Senior Wheels USA
Progarm makes available
Power Wheelchairs to Senior
Citizens and the permant-
ly Disabled at no cost to
the recipient, if they qualify.
The power Wheelschairs are
provided to those who can
no longer walk nor self-pro-
pel a manual wheelchair,
and who meet the additional
guidelines of the program.
No deposit is required.
If the patient's need is
for use in the home, please
call for more information to
see if they qualify. Call toll
free at 1-800-246-6010.
In addition the senior
Wheels USA Program's main
purpose and goal is to devel-
op public awareness that

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there are assistance options
that allow senior citizens (as
well as the permantly dis-
abled) to remain independent
in their homes. Without this
awareness and assistance,
the family may premature-
ly choose a nursing home,
or make unnecessary retail
purchase on power mobility
If the patient does not
meet all the requirements of
the program, we may still be
able to help them through
our donation program. This
is made available when peo-
ple call us wanting to donate
their power wheelchairs that
are no longer needed.

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

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Forgotten Gardening

by Kay Kelley
If you get behind my
lovely little Volkswagen
van trundling over the
Apalachicola Bridge or the
St. George Island Bridge or
the coastal road through
Carrabelle, I'm sorry. I am
only going forty or maybe
forty- five miles per hour
these days, and sometimes
traffic backs up behind me.
It isn't just because my
van only has ninety horses
pushing it, though that is
a factor. I am going so
slow because it's butterfly
Like other Northerner's
seeking warm winters,
monarch butterflies come
through our area on their
way south. They're going,
I hear, to Mexico. They've
come from up in Canada
and points in between',
following the Blue Ridge
and Appalachian mountains
down to this coast. No

butterfly but the monarch
makes this migration, north
in the Spring of the year,
and back to the south in
the Fall. When they get
to Mexico the butterflies,
like other Northerners, tend
to congregate in the same
It is noteworthy that
monarchs are the only
butterflies which migrate,
and special that we get
to witness a part of their
trip. The monarchs we see
fluttering along the shores
complete only a portion of
the trip; their ancestors and
offspring will do the rest,
back and forth across the
continent, year in and year
Because of its bright
coloring, the monarch
butterfly has fine-tuned
its survival skills in a way
that also makes it more
susceptible to changes in its
environment. The insect, in


Mary Blackburn, Realtor
Helping you find
your spot on the beach
Call today,
Port Realty Inc.
401 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd
Port St. Joe

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404 Georgia, Mexico Beach
Affordable beach cottage just 2.5
blocks from the water! This home
features beautiful cypress paneling in
the living room, two large bedrooms,
and a wonderful screened in porch to
enjoy that gulf breeze. There is an ex-
tra half bath downstairs in the utility
room and a hot/cold private shower
as well. The A/C is only 2 years old.
There are 2 utility sheds that convey

Asking $315,000.
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its larval stage, before it spins
a cocoon and transforms
into a butterfly, eats only the
leaves of the milkweed plant.
We know milkweed by its
more colorful name, butterfly
weed, and plant the orange
cultivars in our gardens
to encourage the species.
Milkweed is a poisonous
plant, and by eating it the
monarch larvae develops into
a butterfly that is poisonous
as well, Birds of prey have
therefore learned to avoid the

toxic orange pattern of the
Butterflies are
disappearing from our world.
Every new construction
means a little less habitat,
and though engineer's
spend a lot of time planning
for water flow and traffic
patterns, little regard is given
to providing for the creatures
that have called that place
home. Here on the forgotten
coast we are not so tightly
developed, yet, and there is
still plenty of wilderness for
the butterflies. We see a lot
of the yellow sulphers and
the orange gulf fritillaries.
There are a few swallowtails
around, and a few zebra

butterflies, but it seems like
there are a few less every
year. In the Fall of the year,
monarchs rule. The white
flowers in the ditches look
like they have orange blooms,
too, as many monarchs as
there are taking advantage of
the flat petals and nutritious
nectar. Mexican petunias,
purple and pink pentas, and
gold lantana are all popular
perches. Golden dewdrops
and butterfly bushes support
them in abundance. If
you have any flowers at all
blooming in your yard at this
time of year, chances are,
you have butterflies.
Anyway, I've done some
experimenting. If I drive

fifty- five miles per hour, the
butterflies don't have time to
get out of my way and they
splat all over my windshield.
But I've learned that forty,
forty-five miles per hour is
about the speed at which
they can drift away before I
hit them, or they hit me. I see
a lot of butterflies laying in
the road that will never make
it to Mexico, a testament
to our hurried times. I am
pleasantly surprised by the
number of people who hang
patiently back, going just as
slow as myself even when
they have ample room to
pass, and I am pretty sure
they are observing butterfly
season right along with me.

How to Get Started Organizing & Maintaining Financial Records

by Keith Jones, CPA
You have recognized
the need to create a record
keeping system that will allow
you to organize and maintain
your financial records but
are unsure of how to get
started. You should begin
by taking a trip to your local
office supply store to pick up
the items needed to start a
filing system. Buy hanging
files, manila folders, and
some sort of container to
hold them such as, a metal
filing cabinet. If space is an
issue for you, a cardboard

box or accordion files also
work well.
People who are
technologically savvy find
electronic file keeping a
good option as well. It is
now possible to download
electronic statements.
Software packages are also
available that help you save
on space by enabling you
to scan original documents
on to your computer. If you
choose to use this method,
it is critical that you keep a
backup file of your records in
case your computer is ever


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damaged or destroyed.
A paper shredder is a
valuable tool in your effort
to get organized. Shredding
unneeded documents that
contain personal information
is smarter and safer than
simply throwing them in the
As you begin sorting
through your pile of
paperwork, keep in mind
that your records can be
divided into three broad
areas. The first are "current"
files which are the files you
will be adding to regularly
throughout the year. Current
files will make up a majority
of your files, so be sure they
are conveniently located.
Next, find a spot in your
home for "dead files." These
are the records you need
to keep but won't have to
access often. An out-of-the-
way, safe and dry corner of
your attic works well for this
The third component of
your financial recordkeeping
system is your safe-deposit
box. If you don't have one, I
recommend that you rent one

at your bank. It's the best
spot for storing documents
that are costly or difficult to
replace, like wills.
Now comes the hard
part. How do you go about
sorting that mound of
paperwork staring you in the
face? What records do you
need to save and how long
do you have to keep them?
Which documents can be
shredded, trashed, or moved
to your recycling pile? These
and other questions will be
answered over the next few
weeks so stayed tuned

Boyd Speaks out Against

Offshore Drilling

On Sept. 29,
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) joined his
colleagues in the Florida
delegation to express their
outrage and concern over
the Peterson/Abercrombie

amendment was included
in the National Energy
Supply diversification and
Disruption Prevention Act,
which was passed by the
House Resources Committee
"Drilling off our coasts
would have very damaging
consequences for our
beaches, our marine, life
and its habitat, and the
broader environment,"
said Congressman Boyd.
"Additionally, offshore drilling
in the Gulf of Mexico poses a
risk to our nation's military
readiness by placing severe
restrictions on the ability of
the Air Force and the Navy
to train in airspace zones
and naval zones in the gulf.
Most Floridians understand
that drilling in spectacular
natural places is a dangerous
and.y,unwise practice, and I
stand by this belief."
The Peterson/
Abercrombie amendment
would immediately end
the 25-year bipartisan
congressional OCS
moratorium nationwide and
open waters off Florida's coast
to natural gas production.
Congressman Boyd joins
other members of the Florida
delegation in sending a
letter to the Chairman of the
House Resources Committee,
Congressman Richard Pombo
(R-CA), expressing their grave
concerns with the Peterson/
Abercrombie amendment.
"Floridians should feel
confident that no oil rig or gas
pipeline is sited off our shores
without our consent," Boyd
stated. "The people of Florida
are steadfast in their desire to
maintain the offshore drilling
moratorium. The Peterson/
Abercrombie amendment
directly contradicts with the
widespread belief that drilling
off our coastlines would be
devastating fro Florida, and
I will work with m colleagues
in Congress to make sure
that this amendment is not
included in the energy bill."




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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board
of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the
Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

Approve Minutes for September 20, 2005
Preliminary Plat Approval 7 Mile LLC Seven Mile Parcel ID #02798-035R, 02798-005R,02798-015R,02798- 050R,02798-001 R,02798-
055R,02798-020R and 02798-060R 11.62 acres in Section 10, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 41 unit
subdivision subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations.
Preliminary Plat Approval William Comforter & Wayne Rowlett The Timberlands At White City Parcel ID #02816-OOOR 6.82 acres in Section 11,
Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 21 unit subdivision subject to all Federal, State and Local development
Preliminary Plat Approval Overstreet Partners Lakewood Townhomes Parcel ID #03495-OOOR 9.52 acres in Section 6, Township 6 South, range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 32 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations.
Small Scale Map Amendment Dennis Stockard- Parcel ID # 04250-000R 1.24 acres in Section 16 Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential Land Use.
Small Scale Map Amendment St. Joe Land Company- Parcel ID # 03469-OOOR 9.75 acres in Section 3 Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential Land Use.
Small Scale Map Amendment Trevor Shea Beacon By The Sea 6.96 acres in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida
Changing Agricultural land Use to Mixed Commercial/Residential land Use.
Variance St. Joseph State Park Parcel ID #06343-OOOR Section 23, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida a variance to
construct a boardwalk exceeding 4' for ADA compliance.
Variance Charles Griffies, Sr. Parcel ID #03905-OOOR Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida requesting a side
setback variance to construct a boat shed.
Variance Bill Koran Parcel ID #06320-004R & 06320-005R Section 24, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida requesting 10'
setback off a parking easement.
Variance Bobby Windham Parcel ID #03204-001 R Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, encroachment into side
setback to mitigate existing structure that was flooded during Hurricane Dennis.
Variance William F. Miller Parcel ID # 03907-000R Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment into side
setbacks to replace an existing shed.
Variance Wayne Parrish Parcel ID #04171-200R Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment into road
setbacks to add on to an existing deck.
St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach PDP
Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
Land Development Regulation (LDR) Revision

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

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Governor and First Lady Launch

Statewide Reading in the Arts Contest

Governor Jeb Bush and
First Lady Columba Bush
launched a statewide reading
in the arts contest for students
in grades 3-12 focused on the
book The Lion, the Witch and
the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
The contest, sponsored by the
Just Read, Florida! initiative,
will coincide with the
nationwide release of the Walt
Disney Pictures and Walden
Media film adaptation of the
renowned story on December
9, 2005. ,
"The Lion, the Witch and
the Wardrobe is a story many
of us read in school. Now, as
the magic of Narnia takes to
the big screen, we have the
opportunity to share the same
adventure with our children
and students," said Governor
Bush. "This reading contest
will bring the story of the
Wardrobe to life, encouraging
creativity and allowing
students to share their own
vision of the timeless story."
The contest, "Florida's
Journey into the Land
of Narnia," is open to all
students in grades 3-12 in
public, private and home
schools. Three winners will be
chosen based on the following
* Elementary School,
Grades 3-5: Short
Essay Contest
* Middle School, Grades
6-8: Illustration
* High School, Grades

9-12: Short Video
Winners will receive prize
packages including a private
screening of the movie, a
weekend stay at Disney's Swan
and Dolphin Resort, dinner
at Orlando's Medieval Times,
movie memorabilia and more.
Teachers of winning students
and their classrooms will also
receive prize packages.
"Arts and education
work hand-in-hand. Music,
theater, media and visual arts
can all be used to express
the vision of what a student
experiences through reading,"
said Mrs. Bush. "Not only are
students recognized for their
efforts, teachers will also be
rewarded for their creative
implementation of reading and
learning in the classroom."
In addition to contest
rules and deadlines,
educators can find free
posters, educator guides and
lesson plans created and
provided by Walden Media.
Contest information can be
found at www.justreadflorida.
corn or by calling (850) 245-
0503. Entries must be
postmarked to designated
entry submission locations
no later than 5:00 PM EST on
Friday, November 25, 2005.
"Walden Media and our
friends at Disney are proud
to partner with Just Read,
Florida! in this activity which
underscores our company's
commitment to inspire and

educate young people," said
Micheal Flaherty, President
of Walden Media, "We hope
that through this program, as
many people as possible get a
chance to read the fantastic
novel upon which the film is
Just Read, Florida! is the
Governor's statewide reading
initiative to achieve the goal of
every child reading at or above
grade level by the year 2012.
The initiative is designed to
guide changes at every level
of education that have an
impact on reading outcomes
in Florida schools. Since
2001, the percentage of fourth
grade white students reading
on grade level or higher has
increased from 66 percent to
81 percent. The percentage of
4th grade Hispanic students
reading on grade level or
higher has increased from 43
percent to 66 percent, while
the percentage of 4th grade
African American students
reading on grade level or
higher has grown from 31
percent to 56 percent. Also,
The National Assessment of
Educational Progress data
from 2003 show Florida as
the only state in the nation
to demonstrate significant
improvement in fourth grade
To learn more about Just
Read, Florida!, please visit

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by Virginia Bathurst Beck
I've dealt with spoiled
children, spoiled grand
children and even a spoiled
husband but never before
have I had to deal with a
spoiled coffeepot.
A few months ago I
pledged to do something about
my addiction to caffeine, so I
started just making a half
pot of coffee in the monaing
instead of my usual two pots
before the day was up. After a
few weeks I was making four
half pots of coffee and realized
that I was right back where I
started. I then decided to make
full pots of coffee again and
thus save on the electricity.
Yes I decided-but my
coffeepoftefused to cooperate.
The light would come on, but

it refused to send the coffee,
up through the cycle down
through the drop cup and
into the glass coffee holder.
That morning, thinking the
pot had seen it's day, I made
my coffee the old fashioned
way. I boiled it in a kettle and
then put it in the pot to keep
it warm. I failed to relate this
coffee fiasco to my husband.
The next morning, since
my husband was the first one
up, he put on half a pot of
coffee and the pot functioned
perfectly. Since than I have
experimented several times
and my pot makes a perfect
half pot of coffee, but it refuses
to function when I attempt to
make a full pot.
Now I suppose an
electronic expert would figure
out a different answer to

this dilemma. I'm convinced,
however, that the pot became
spoiled by making only half
pots and refuses to work any
harder. Another answer could
be that the pot and I have
become quite close over the
years and it is just trying to
help me break my bad habit. It
feels that if it sticks to making
half pots, I will eventually go
back to a half pot a day and
then finally quit so it can
retire. 'FAT CHANCE'
Life is not about how
fast you run or how high
you climb, but how well you
If you get to think'in you're
a person of some influence,
try ordering around somebody
else's dog.

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1st Tier 107793 $525,000
This spacious 2/2.5 duplex is only
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Duplex 108087 $450,000
Great rental property only 2 blocks
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Interior 107881 $400,000
This is a very nice 2/2 brick home on
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Interior 107366 $695,000
Reconstruction townhome. 3/3.5
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Interior 107367 $695,000
Preconstruction townhome. 3/3.5
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Gulf Front 106051 $1,790,000
This is a great location right on the
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and 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.

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.

Close to beach 107222 $789,000
This beautiful 3/2.5 home has access
to dedicated beach.

Interior 107068 $200,000
3/1 home on corner lot two blocks
from St. Joe Bay.

Interior 106375 $259,500
Spacious 3/2 doublewide mobile
home with screened porch and 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 lots!! Countless
upgrades! Whirlpool tub, etc.

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

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

Interior 107594 $295,000
Cute 3/2 starter home near area

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

Bay View 107496 $495,000
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 107849 $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.


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

Interior 107528 $375,000
Own the largest lot inthis new beautiful and
secluded subdivision. A
Interior 106752 $170,000
2 lots situated between CR 386 and Borders
Road. 1.39 acres.
Interior 107226 $250,000
Oox50 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
252x107 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 Corrabelle 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
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Interior 107018 $150,000
.33 acres in High Tide subdivision in
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Beautiful lot with view of Gulf in the heart
of Carrobelle.
Interior 107118 $229,000
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Interior 107493 $120,000
Great 1 acre lot close to the Apalachicola
Interior 107606 $189,000
Beautiful lot in upscale subdivision near the
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Interior 107514 $195,000
Beautiful building lot minutes from St. George
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Interior 107610 $225,000
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boat ramp.
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CASE NO.: 03-515-CA

GreenPoint Credit, LLC,
a corporation,
Christopher A. 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 S0025'04"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,

JUNE 27, 2005

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met-this
date in emergency session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes (entered
the meeting at 2:22 p.m.).
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy Mc-
Farland, Executive Adminis-
trator/Deputy Clerk Towan
Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk Kari
Summers, Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Building Inspector Lee Collin-
sworth, Emergency Manage-
ment Director R. Larry Wells,
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuf-
fin, Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork,
Planner David Richardson, As-
sistant Planner Andrew Rowell,
Public Works Director Gerald
Shearer, Road Department Su-
perintendent Bobby Knee, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford,
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett,
and Sheriff Dalton Upchurch.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.,
Chairman Peters discussed
the shark attack that occurred
in Destin on Saturday (June
25th), stating that a fourteen-
year-old girl lost her life. He
then reported that there was
a shark attack at Cape San
Bias today. E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that they
responded to a call for a shark
attack at Cape San Blas, and
that a young man is in critical
condition. He stated that they,
along with the first responders,
Were able to stabilize the young
man. He was then transported
to Bay Medical Center by Aire
Heart. Members of the Board
discussed closing the Beaches,
and notifying the media and
public. Commissioner Tray-
lor expressed his sympathy to
the young man, and his family.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor regarding the event and
closing of the Beaches, Sheriff
Upchurch reported that this
accident happened at approxi-
mately 11:20 a.m. this morning
in the Cape San Blas area (be-
tween the Stumphole and the
State Park). Sheriff Upchurch
reported they have closed the

through a central angle of
5332'57" for an arc length
of 360.60 feet (Chord
bearing 816*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 $64'21'20"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 N64e31'29W
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

Beaches from the Stumphole
to the Park on the Gulf side. He
discussed that they will do a fly-
over of the beaches area this af-
ternoon, and another one in the
morning. Commissioner Wil-
liams inquired about the Sher-
iff's Office having the resources
available to have officers notify
the people on the beach. Sheriff
Upchurch reported that he will
be putting extra people on the
beach. Commissioner Williams
then motioned to close all the
beaches in Gulf County for a
24-hour period (until 11:00
a.m. on 6/28/05). After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. The
Board agreed for Commissioner
Barnes to contact the family of
the victim to express their sym-
pathy. Upon inquiry by T.D.C.
Director Pickett and Commis-
sioner Williams about educat-
ing the public, E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that they are
in the process of printing litera-
ture to distribute in the motels
about safety in the water.
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
-2:25 p.m., E.D.T.

Commence at a 4" square
concrete monument mark-
ing the Northwest Comer
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 S89038'17"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
S0030'54"W for a distance
of 360.00 feet; thence go
N8938'17"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
N89'39'08'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
S06'29'22"W for a dis-
tance of 336.70 feet) to a
point of tangency; thence
go S2516'18"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 277'23'49"
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

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JUNE 28, 2005

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in a regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Ad-
ministrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Building Inspector
Lee Collinsworth, Emergency
Management Director/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuf-
fin, Maintenance Superinten-
dent Steve Mork, Planner David
Richardson, Assistant Road De-
partment Superintendent Louie
Flowers, T.D.C. Director Paula
'Pickett, Veteran's Service Offi-
cer Bo Williams, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, and Sheriffs Office

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 864'21'20"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 a cen-
tral angle of 26*10'00"
for an, arc length of
162.455 fees (Chord bear-
ing S7726'20"W for a
distance of 161.05 feet)
to a point of tangency;
thence go N8928'40"W for
a distance of 50.00 feet;
thence to NOO*31'20"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 N39'52'03"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

Major Mike Harrison.
Major Harrison called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
Rev. Andrew Ruther-
ford opened the meeting with
prayer, and Major Harrison led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items. Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-

1) Minutes June 14, 2005
- Regular Meeting

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

3) Culvert Installation St.
Joseph Bay Country Club

4) Inventory Emergency
Management (Junk #90-
119, #90-216, #90-160,
#90-218, #90-185, #90-
214, #90-167, #90-168,
#90-165 & #90-153)

5) Invoice Frank L. Lewellen

the Northwest Quarter of
said Section 10, thence go
S89*38'17"E for a distance
of 393.95 feet; thence go
NOO*30'54"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 at 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

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

BID NO. 0506-02
The .Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any
person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing the

- C. R. 381/DalKeith Road
- S.C.O.P. (#857 *$330.00
* to be paid from Account

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

- Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Gaskin Park Permit
(#63953 $1,425.00 *
to be paid from Account

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

One (1) New 4x4 Extended
Cab Pickup Truck
Specifications may be obtained
from the Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-6113.
Any questions regarding this
bid shouldbe directed to Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer
at (850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID, and
include the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be submitted
to the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, by 5:00
p.m., E.T. on Friday, October
Bids will be opened at this loca-
tion on Monday, October 24,
2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Ad #2005-082
Publish October 6 & 13, 2005

that the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, at its regular meeting
October 25, 2005 at 6:00 PM
ET will consider abandoning
any interest by the County and
that the public in and to the fol-
lowing described property:
Portion of Seaphores Drive
from Ocean Ridge Lane to
Panther Swamp
This notice of abandonment was
initiated by the Gulf County
Commission at their August 27,
2005 regular meeting. Notice
of adoption of the resolution
abandoning the said roadway
will be published one time in a
newspaper of general circula-
tion in Gulf County, Florida,
and the proof of publication
of the notice of hearing, the
resolution as adopted, and the
proof of publication of adop-
tion of such resolution will be
recorded in the Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida.
Gulf County Board of County


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

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

6) Job Move Castldera
Watts and Randy Williams
up to Equipment Operator
II position's Public Works
effective immediately

7) S.H.I.P. Agreement (BCC
& Community Development

/s/ Carmen McLemore,
Attest: Clerk Rebecca Norris
Ad #2005-080
Publish October 7, 2005

BID NO. 0506-01
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any
person, company or corpora-
tion interested in purchasing
and harvesting the following:
Approximately 5 acres of
mature pines located at
the Wetappo
Recycling Facility
on Highway 22 in
Interested parties should con-
tact Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford at (850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID, and
include the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be submitted
to the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, by 5:00
p.m., E.T. on Friday, October
21, 2005.
Bids will be opened at this loca-
tion on Monday, October 24,
2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Ad #2005-081
Publish October 6 & 13., 2005


IN RE: The Estate of
CASE NO.: 04-79PR
The administration of the
CHRISTIE, File No. 04-79PR, is
. pending in the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, Probate

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

8) Special Projects Payments,
as follows:

Dist. 1 Walmart Howard
Creek Community Health Fair


21, 2005.
The Board then addressed

Division, the address of which
is 1000 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are as
set forth below.
All persons on whom this
Notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, are
required to file their objections
with this Court within the lat-
ter of three (3) months after the
date of the first publication of
this Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of a
copy of the Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
, and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
Estate on whom a copy of this
Notice is served, within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of t his Notice
must file their claims with this
Court within the latter of three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice
or thirty (30) days after the
date of service of a copy of this
Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against Decedent's
Estate must file their claims
with this Court within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is October
6, 2005.
Alicia Marie Christie
Personal Representative
108 Stone Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Timothy J. McFarland, Esquire
P.O. Box'202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal
Publish October 6, 13, 20 &
27 2005

the following IrecommendatLionsl
from the June 21, 2005 meeting
of the Planning & Development
Review Board:
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider final plat approval for St
Joseph Living, Inc. (Parcel ID
#03083-020R 6.50 acres in
S30, T8S, R10W 21 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the final
plat of Plantation Palms sub-
division. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed .unanimously.
to be continued

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self-motivated, organized
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Adjunct, Nursing (Gulf/
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facility to Practical Nursing
students in Pediatric or
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Clinical rotations are in
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COUNTY Homebuilding
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will supervise the con-
struction of detailed
unique homes. Candi-
date should have great
organizational and lead-
ership abilities; includ-
ing strong communica-
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to follow in place proce-
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multiple tasks. An un-
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in addition to strong
people skills. Five years
residential supervision
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Preferred Applicant to be a
Certified Food Handler for
Breakfast and Lunch
Shifts. Applications to be
picked Up at Petals &
Things 237 N Hwy 71,
Wewa Fl.


Liberty National
Is expanding its opera-
tion & is looking for up-
wardly mobile people to
fill Insurance Sales posi-
tions. Fringe benefits
package, two retirement
funds, health insurance,
paid vacation, conven-
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good work ethic, and
the desire to earn $50K
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GT Com, a total communi-
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, has
vacancies for two Broad-
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at their Port St. Joe loca-
tion. Reporting to the Man-
ager of Network & Quality
Assurance, successful
candidates will be respon-
sible for support to internal
and external customers
with their configuration
needs as applicable to
broadband services by
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to broadband and tradi-
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experience and have a
team playing attitude. Re-
sponsibilities include: Ad-
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The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following positions:
This is responsible secre-
tarial and administrative
aide work involving con-
siderable public contact
and requiring the exercise
of independent judgment
supporting the City Man-
ager and6 City Auditor-
Knowledge of office meth-
ods, proficiency in Micro-
soft Office applications
business arithmetic, Eng-
lish, spelling, and punctua-
tion. Ability to establish
and maintain effective
working relationships with
other employees, depart-
mental officials and the
general public.
Pay depending on qualifi-
Job Descriptions and Ap-
plications are available at
City hall. Please return ap-
plications to the Municipal
Building, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456
All applications must pres-
ent a valid Florida Driver
License and Social Securi-
ty Card at time of applica-
The City.of Port St. Joe en-
forces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/ Af-
firmative Action Employer

The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following positions:
BA Degree from an ac-
credited University in Rec-
reation Management or re-
lated field is preferred.
Ability to establish a recre-
ation program for the City
with the ability to expand
existing programs and es-
tablish additional pro-
grams based on the needs
of the community. Ability to
organize and supervise full
time and temporary staff.
Ability to establish and
maintain effective working
relationships with other
employees, departmental
officials and the general
Pay depending on qualifi-
Job Descriptions and Ap-
plications are available at
City Hall. Please return ap-
plications to the Municipal
Building, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456
All applications must pres-
ent a valid Florida Driver
License and Social Securi-
ty Card at time of applica-
The City of Port St. Joe en-
forces a Drug-Free
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Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative will be accepting
applications for one open-
ing for the position of Right
of Way Equipment opera-
tor through Friday Oct 14,
2005, at Workforce Center
of Florida, Mariner Plaza,
625 Highway 231, Panama
City, FL. This opening is in
our Southport Office
Minimum Job Specifica-
tions for Equipment Oper-
ator position are as fol-
lows: Require High School
Graduate/Equivalent; mini-
mum of two years experi-
ence as a Ground Techni-
cian or Right of Way Help-
er, including, prior experi-
ence with tractors and
power equipment, and
proficiency in operation of
all power equipment. Pre-
fer experience in the oper-
ation of a Klipper side cut-
ting machine. Require the
ability to use power tools,
all equipment hydraulics
and be capable of per-
forming minor line duties.
Require ability to acquire
an excellent knowledge of
Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative's policies and pro-
cedures and rules and
regulations. Require the
ability to have and main-
tain a valid Florida com-
mercial driver's license
and DOT certification. Re-
quire excellent verbal and
interpersonal skills to ef-
fectively interact with mem-
bers; flexibility to work var-
ied hours.
Equal Opportunity

Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative will be accepting
applications for one open-
ing for the position of First
Class Line Technician
through Friday, October
14, 2005, at Workforce
Center of Florida, Mariner
Plaza, 625 Highway 231,
Panama City, FL. This
opening is in our South-
port Office.

Minimum Job Specifica-
tions for First Class Line
Technician position as fol-
lows: Require High School
Graduate/Equivalent. Re-
quire two years experience
as a Line Technician with
above satisfactory perfor-
mance appraisals. Re-
quire successful pass of
Line Technician certifica-
tion course. Require abil-
ity to acquire an excellent
knowledge of Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative's poli-
cies and procedures. Re-
quire an excellent working
knowledge of the opera-
tions and maintenance of
switching sectionalizing
equipment; the installation
of transformers, wiring of
transformer banks, regula-
tors, capacitors; the REA
specifications, National
Electrical Code and Na-
tional Electrical Safety
Code. Require ability to
learn the cooperative's
electrical and mechanical
tagging and other num-
bering systems; the layout
of electrical transmission
and distribution lines. Re-
quire the successful pass
of Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative's employment
entrance examination and
drug screen. Require the
ability to have and main-
tain a valid Florida com-
mercial driver's license
and DOT certification. Re-
quire excellent verbal and
interpersonal skills to ef-
fectively interact with mem-
bers; flexibility to work var-
ied hours.
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white washed oak curio
cabinet & beige leather re-
cliner. $150 each 227-1932

MATCHING couch &
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TV, $60 or best offer. Call

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Be HOME Often!
Dedicated Drivers needed
For Hosford, FL
(.37 empty/.38 loaded)
Vacation/Holiday Payl
Grayson Mitchell, Inc.
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850-227-4159 or 527-5494
Needed in GOLF SHOP at
St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club. 25-30 hours per
week. Play golf twice a
week free. Will train. Retir-
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700, Country Club Rd., or
fax resume to: 229-7199.
(Mexico Beach Area)
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
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Keith Lawson Company
Kevin Infinger
(850) 259-2358
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply
Wanted. Highland View
Baptist Church is search-
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Please contact Mike at
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Florida's top growth mar-
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Every Friday Night at 7 pm
Eastern. Great Auctions
Weekly. Often Including
Estates Col. Wade Clark,
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Auctions 314 Reid Avenue,
Port St Joe 850-229-9282,
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good condition, $800. In-
stallation extra. 827-8429

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.

[81i Acres Prime Development ]
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800.558.5464 WWW.JPKING.COM

J P King Aucton Co Inc. AB0001199, James S King: AU-0000358. 10% Buyer's Pronum

2 BR, 2 BA, brand new
Condo, 1/2 mile to Mexico
Beach, pool, unfurn'd,
$1,000mo. 404-663-0226
3 BR, 2 BA, brand new
Condo, 1/2 mile to Mexico
Beach, pool, unfurn'd,
$1,150mo. 404-663-0226
front TH, 2/2 on canal to
Gulf w/ covered boat lift,
$1500 mo. 850-229-9353
Available Nov 1. Beautiful
new luxury Townhome for
rent. 3 br, 3 ba wash-
er/dryer, kitchen appl.
at Port St. Joe. Beautifully
furnished! 2 or 3 Bedroom
Townhouse. Call (229)-
324-3109/ (229) 891-6583.

2 BR, 1 BA HOUSE, High-
landview area, walk to
beach, $675 mo. 1 year
lease, Call 850-499-8262.
3 BR, 2 BA new home in
PSJ, $1200mo + dep. Call
3 BR, 2 BA, across from
St. Joe Beach, garage,
heated pool, $1300mo.
Call 850-899-0678
on 5 acres, 4 br, 2 ba, pri-
vate fish pond and hot tub
room, $1100 mo., $700
dep., 6 mths to 1 yr lease.
Call 653-8074 or 653-7291
NEW HOME on CR30 in
Treasure Bay. Enjoy sun-
set views over the Bay
from screen porch and
open deck. 2 BR, 2'/2 BA,
wood floors, fully furnished
with designer furniture. 6
to 12 month lease. $1275
mth. First, last and $600
security deposit required.
Extra pet deposit. Call
850-229-7799 or 850-
OR FOR SALE! 8228 Hwy
98 SJB- 2 br, 2 ba, gulf
view, great for resident,
business or both. First, last
& deposit. 850-647-9214.

prox. 500sf, 1 room, 10x
22, 1 room 10x10, kitchen/
bath. All utilities included.
First/ last/ security deposit
required. $650 monthly.
Available Sept 15th. Call
227-9292 or 227-6120.
Simmons Bayou Executive
Offices. Great location, pri-
vate entrance. Fantastic
view of bay. Shared recep-
tion and kitchen. 1934
CR30. $350/mth inci utili-
ties except phone and in-
ternet. Annual lease re-
quired. Call 850-229-7799

f4sc garrison Ave, Port St. Joe, F
(Pristine Pool, nt door to units)
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone


Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach

Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

I l n Garrison Ave. Charming 2
8lIM BR, 1 BA home on 78x150
lot. Fenced backyard, car-
port, storage building.
$209,900. Joan Lovelace
800 Real Estate Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-527-2560 or
80 $795,000. 3br/2ba. Locat-
ed on corner lot across
2176 HWY. 98, 4 Lots, from dedicated beach. En-
great possibilities for multi- closed front porch w/ un-
family, 183ft. unobstructed obstructed view of beach.
Bay View. City water & Commercial possibilities.
sewer, currently a conven- Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
ience store with gas co Beach Harmon Realty,
pumps. $1,700,000. Call 850-527-2560 or
Joan Lovelace (Cell 800-239-4959
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800) 083 : 0,
SQ FT. office building 5 ACRES in Clarksville,
zoned General Commer- FL. Call 850-556-8669
cial or residential.on Hwy Owner/ Agent
98. $695,000. Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach Har- HOWARD CREEK,
mon Realty. 850-527-2560 $32,000. Cleared 1/2 acre
or 800-239-4959 lot on paved Old Bay City
Rd. Call Joan Lovelace,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
Hm alty, 850-527-2560 or
S F r 800-239-49589
3 BR, 2 BA Brick Home on PORT ST. JOE BEACH,
2 Lots, 1 mile from Bay & 75x150ft, (high) with mo-
beautiful sunset. Spacious blocks fre home, 2 br, 2 bagulf. $35011/2K.
room with fireplace, large blocks from gulf. $350K. Owner financ-
screened porch, sprinkler OBO. Partial Owner f8nanc-
system. $389,000. 850- ing available 850-647-9193
832-2040 or 850-229-1542 ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
www.infotube.net 102048. stricted subdivision, sec-
ond tier, $189,000. Call
3 BR, 2 BA, garage, 3 850-647-6110
small buildings, partially
furnished, Blueberry Or- WEWAHITCHKA 4 acres
chard, garden patch, 420' frontage on Hwy. 381,
sprinkler system, 2.35 ac- Dalkeith community. 5-10
res, 538 Borders Rd. Over- min. to several landings on
street. 227-1812 By Ownr Chipola River. Excellent
4 BR, 2 BA, upgraded SS place to retire. 2 wells &
apple, 2 car gar, metal roof, septic. Refurbish old
CH&A, 347 Bay St., St Joe house or build new. $175K
Beach, $485,000. Call 850- 850-639-3801 By owner.
647-3248 By owner
3 br, 2 ba, oversized lot,
$225K Call 258-5126 Great
Rental/ First Home/ Owner
3 br, 2 ba, irg screened
porch, FP, brick home.
Incl's appl's, irrigation syst,
satellite syst. & many other FOR RENT, Mexico
amenities. Located in exc. Beach, 4 blocks from
neighborhood. Asking Beach, adjacent from park,
$475k. By Owner 227-1932 2 BR, 2 BA, single wide,
mobile home, fresh paint,
MEXICO BEACH 507 carpet, fridge, has washer
Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile & dryer, $500 mo + $500
home on large corner lot. dep, Ise neg. no pets. part
Screened porch in front furn neg. Call
deck in back. Fenced in 850-867-0371 or
back yard Short walk to 850-227-2549.
beach. $275,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty. (800)
239-4959. Local 527-2560
$399,900 3br/2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully
furnished, Beachside of 98
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty, 100 Automotive
850-527-2560 or
OVERSTREET, $274, 900. A
3br, 2ba on 1.25 acres II
15ft pond w/fish & docks.
Greenhouse, Salt system CADILLAC '85 Seville, 2
well, screened porch over- tone grey, fully restored
looks pond. Carport w/air antique, 12k miles, body &
conditioned carport. Call interior in good condition,
Joan Lovelace, Mexico computers ruined from
Beach Harmon Realty hurricane flood. Goes as is
800-239-4959 to the highest bidder. Can
be seen at 440 Treasure
OVERSTREET, 3br/2ba Dr. take A-30, scenic route
on 2 acres. Laundry room out of PSJ, just about 10
& storage area. Outside mi, take right at 2nd sub-
shed has lights & gas. division on Treasure Dr.
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
527-2560, Mexico Beach LINCOLN '97 Town Car
Harmon Realty Executive Series, 79,000
800-239-4959 miles, loaded, all power,
Port St. Joe, mint condition, $7,495,
PANAMACITY 4br/2ba Call Rex 850-227-1753 or
on fenced corner lot. 850-227-5089.
Above ground pool. Caba-
na. $110,000. Joan Love- MONTE CARLO '03 SS.
lace 527-2560, Mexico black w/ black leather,
Beach Harmon Realty sunroof, loaded.$15,000
800-239-4959 OBO 227-8983.

Port St. Joe, Commerce Park,
Off US Hwy 98; 141 Commerce Drive, Port St Joe
For Information Call:
(850) 229-8014 (850) 229-8030
(850) 258-4691

* Self Storage
3 Acre Boat/RV
* Covered/Uncovered

* Office Warehouse
* Rental Units
(Available from 25' x 40'
or will build to suit)

Climate Controlled
Sizes A\jilable
-" % ii '1 5.0- 0 Month '
10' x 10' ,' i105 Month
10' x 15 $135 Month ;
10' x 20 1S5 Month .,


seph Catholic Church
Rummage Sale! Due to
overwhelming response, we
will have our Rummage
Sale Again Sat. Oct 15th.
Refreshments available!

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.

Cabell Drive, Port St.Joe.
SAT. Oct 8th, 7am-? Many
misc items.

YARD SALE! Fri & Sat,
9am-? 616 Marvin Ave.

3640 Co. Road 386, 3.8
miles N of Mexico Beach-
1.3 Miles S. of Overstreet
bridge. Clothing, furniture,
tools, electronics, pressure
sprayer, golf cart, misc


Established 1938 0 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67years

.. Pot St.Eo. FL ... to ievnf s

Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ES12000204
& Finish Carpentry /GC006883
229-6751 Office 227-5666 (Cell
Serving area since 1975 tWi2O

Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete Refinishing
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
227-4369 ask for Dusty

Betty Jean Godwin
i Independent Beauty Consultant
1021 McClellan Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
www.marykay com/bgodwinl

Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248


Need A Lift?
Make moving easier with our forklift.
Double D Development
will lift appliances, furniture
or help you move into your home.
(850) 229-5281

O Carpet Country ^
Highway 98 Highl View Port St. Joe 850.2 2-7241 Fax
I%4 %W Ogew.t ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors.

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145 Oak Ave.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465


IICRC CERTIFIED -' -...1 -- "
229-1324iL'j T^^


24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and Mildew
Remediation Free Estimates
* Stain Protection Available



^^^^^^^Call Ainytime^^^


Pick-up and Delivery

* Residential Custom
* Commercial -Industrial
A & R Fence
Fe" Pain dw cete Wo4
Albert Flischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647.4047


vlo ge Residential
Termite & Pest
STermite Trealments Restauolant
SMotel Flea Control* Condominiums
*Hoseiold Pest Control -New Treatomentl
* Real Esltate (WDO) Reports Conslruclion Siles
Specializing in Vacation Renlal Properties
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do.-lt.Yourself Pest Control Produds

Bill Laine 850-323-0311

ERoofing & Geneil Contrang
2I Plazaq Dri th4haeFL te32301 tem ice

2838 Indjustria Plaza Or.Talahassee Fl 32301 wvgplnooringcom

* Screen Rooms eCarports

* Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures


J.. 's P ree SL.ce, LLC

58 ft. Bucket Truck & Chipper
Tree & Limb removal, Eoc.
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580



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

135 W Hwy 98
Port St. Joe, FL

Repair all major brands
Home # 647.5113
Work # 227.5112


Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport
Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save
*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters


Steve Brant's

LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call


Large or Smal! e Do T, All
- A' fJob Io Lrge or 'Ieo Small

'(nrRt n IIi Flh, i hl it 1
Construction or
Litc.#C 8RG0066644

Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center

Starratt Roofing, Inc.
Residential Commercial
Stephen Starratt
Shingles Built-Up Metal
Licensed & Insured ph (863)773-2651
Wauchula, FL 33873 Fax (863) 773-9871

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
SRB 29003351

Home Repair &
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532 ,


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Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
Ifl5ffilfViaf O(., I/C
850-229-841 6
RA0043378 1 ER0007623

Quality Work On Time
Michael A. Potts u ER 13013199
(c) (850) 528-2978/ 281 Fern Hollow Road
(f) (850) 222-3840 Tallahassee, Florida 32312

TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Estimates 229-643 Established 1991
Mowing Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


Starting at:

SHouses Decks
* Carports Roofs
* RV/Campers Boats, Trailers, etc.



850 229 8651 MOBILE 850 227 8024

Hardwood Floorng
Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers profes-
sional services for anyone who wants their floor
completed properly and with pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida
Licensed Insured References
Unmatched Quality and Value for your money


W 13tp6/16

D 0 U BL E D

Will Work For you & With You
from Framing to Finishing
Residential & Commercial
Call for Estimates & Consultation
license # CBC1253286
Office: (850) 229-5281

Lawn Er Landscaping LLC
"When Quality (ounts"
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522


Green Lawn Care

Call us for best rates


Make your

'Dream House"

a reality
Custom plans by Frank Healy, MBA


A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
Certified General Appraiser
Broker License#BK532115
Including Consulting Assignmentrs Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Invetiments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
Fax 850-639-9756
," ,,,I' r ., r ,,,, hr. C l.otun, Libert6' d

Driveways Patios Walkways
Complete Landscaping and Irrigation
",1e The/ d/e otte oat"
Call 227-5357

Landscaping & Irrigation LLC

Chad Medley
Ce 1 (850) 3,10 0672
(850) 82 7-1865

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 6, 2005 16B

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years