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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: October 13, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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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    Section B
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    Section B: Church News
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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    Section B: continued
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    Section B: Public Notices
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    Section B: Classified Ads
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School Board Makes it Official -



WMS wing named for Redd


"If it hadn't been

for him, we wouldn't
have gotten a

middle school,


simple as that.


That


is the perfect place

to have his name."

George Cox,-'
School Board Member


Shifting


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
All rise.
Those were the words typically spoken
for more than 20 years by the late Oscar
Redd each time he arrived for a meeting of
the Gulf County School Board.
And' those same words will hold a
prominent place on the plaque honoring
Redd, who died this summer from
complications from lung cancer, which will
adorn the new wing of Wewahitchka Middle
School.
Th6 wing isn't yet complete weather
has been an uncooperative laborer during
construction and the bronze plaque isn't
buffed and ready for hanging, but School
Board members decided on Tuesday not
to tarry any longer in making their wishes
known about the suitability of naming the
new classrooms in honor of Redd.
During their regular monthly meeting,
School Boards member presented Redd's


the


family with a copy of the official resolution
naming the middle school wing for Redd, a
poster replica of the plaque which is being
crafted, as well as plaques and pictures
commemorating Redd's fifth term as board
chairman, which ended with his death in
late June.
Redd'. was born and raised in
Wewahitchka and graduated from
Wewahitchka High School in 1960. He was
first elected to the School Board in 1982.
The resolution in his honor recognized
his "dedication" and "selfless service" to the
county's public schools.
"This is a special day," said Charlotte
Pierce, who took over as chairperson upon
Redd's passing. "He's been a key part of so
many projects going around in the district.
"Students were his love. He worked
tirelessly for them. He was dynamite in
a small package. His size was far out-
(See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 11A)


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County Addresses

Healthcare Hurdles
By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Progression toward a new hospital is
dependent on an interlocal agreement between
the City of Port St. Joe and the county.
Commissioner Bill Williams asked Doug
Kent, Gulf County Health Department
administrator, why Sacred Heart hospital
seemed to be stalled on bringing a hospital
to Gulf County.
His answer: "If we don't get an interlocal
agreement by November 1, this deal goes
away."
City commissioner John Reeves was
present at the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners regular bi-monthly meeting
Tuesday, and he reported that the city
planned to sign the agreement at their regular
meeting next Tuesday.
Kent also requested an emergency order
to purchase an alternate parcel of land for a
new healthcare facility in Wewahitchka.
Attorneys have been unable to obtain
a clear title on the proposed site, s.o Kent
said he approached the owner of an adjacent
parcel as an alternative.
County attorney Tim McFarland advised
"the board that due to the time frame on
construction, the board needed to waive the
rules regarding property acquisition in this
case.
The Board approved the purchase of
two acres at $50,000 an acre for the new
healthcare facility in Wewahitchka.
Commissioner Billy Traylor requested a
letter of appreciation .be sent to the property
owner on the board's behalf.
On a more positive note, Kent announced
his department's intent to take advantage of
(See COUNTY on Page 3A)

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Controversial 1964 Referendum Moved Gulf County Seat


This is the first of a two-part story on the
relocation of the courthouse from Wewahitchka
to Port St. Joe, an event that forever altered
Gulf County's political landscape.
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
A special ballot appeared in the May 26,
1964 second Democratic primary, asking
voters to select a location for the Gulf County
seat. Both Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka vied
for the title.
It was not OFFICI
the first time.
In 1925, Specia I
Gulf County
was carved from '. I 'I
the southern tip 'I' \ ''- hwe0u, iark a
of neighboring r)gh ',, the name the los
C a 1 h o u n vo i, the nation of thi
County. Flor- ",
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county seat: .
referendum ''S i
the following
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voters selected --.--.------- ---.-.. --.
Wewahitchka
over Port St. Port St. Joe and Wewahitc
Joe, 239-194. a May 26, 1964 special election
A stately two-
story courthouse was built in Wewahitchka
a year later.
Forty years after the county's founding,
Port St. Joe surpassed its neighbor to the
north in growth and industry. For nearly a
decade, some of the city's residents made
overtures to relocate the county seat to Port
St. Joe.
In 1963, a group of Port St. Joe
residents calling themselves the Committee
for Relocation of the. County Seat brought


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the matter to a head, presenting county
commissioners with a citizens' petition and
asking them to call the question to a vote.
What followed was the most heated
political contest in the county's history.
Competing factions formed, old rivalries were
reignited and ideological battles raged on the
streets and in the press.
When the ballots were counted,
Wewahitchka lost its historic position as
county seat,
L LA,,(. and elected
officials faced
Election the difficult
task of restoring
. ., 26, ,, I unity to a
'oss X) in the square at '!1, divided county.
tbion for, which you desire to An historic
t- seat .iT Cu'r rivalry, its
origins buried
deep in the
past, had been
SI brought to bear
on the 1964
election. Forty
years later,
the north-
ka vied for the county seat in south division
remains.
T h o's e
looking for the cause of the county's ideological
divide might begin by examining the May
28, 1964 edition of the Gulf County Breeze,
Wewahitchka's hometown newspaper.
An 'article, written in the election's
aftermath, reads like a prophecy:
"Inevitably, and even had the outcome
rejected the relocation, a wound of sorts has
been opened on the county. It will heal, of
course, as do all wounds with time among
people. The scar tissue will be evident much


Editorials .............. Page 4A Society News .......... Pages 2B
Law Enforcement ........ Page 9B Restaurants ............ Page 8B
Sports ........... Page 8A & 9A School News ........ Page 3B 5B


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


longer, the indelible mark of any painful
event and the ever-accompanying painful
circumstances."
Putting the Question on the Ballot
On Aug. 21, 1963, the Committee for
Relocation of the County Seat presented the
county their relocation petition.
While commissioners pledged to verify


the 791 petitioners as valid Gulf County
taxpayers, a group of Wewahitchka residents
calling themselves the Little Taxpayers
appeared in the commission meeting room.
Opposed to the relocation, the committee
asked the commission to delay any decision-


(See COUNTY SEAT on Page 13A)


In 1926, Wewahitchka was chosen by Gulf County voters as the county seat, and the courthouse
was built a year later. Wewahitchka remained the county seat until the May 26, 1964 election, when
the county seat was relocated to Port St. Joe.


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Mexico Beach Art and Wine Festival this Weekend


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
As the sun sets on
another glorious October
afternoon, artists from all
over the Southeast will
converge on the back lawn of
the Driftwood Inn in Mexico
Beach to continue a seven-
year tradition.
Local fare and wine to
tantalize your palette will
accompany the art and fine
crafts on display.
The 7th Annual Mexico
Beach Art and Wine Festival
will be held this Saturday,
Oct. 15 at the Driftwood
Inn.
A highly anticipated
annual event in the area's
festival lineup, the Art and
Wine Festival, according
to Lynn Marshall of the
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council, is the
premier fundraising event
for Special Events of Mexico
Beach. This fundraising
organization supports
Mexico Beach's annual


Independence Day fireworks
display.
"We are really excited
about many new artists that
we have coming to display
new and exciting paintings,
stained glass, jewelry,
photography and much
more," Marshall said.
Two first-timers from
Marianna are Ashley Hill
and Maria Johnson.
Hill has been working
with stained glass for about
20 years. He first heard
about the festival from his
friends who have a vacation
home in St. Joe Beach.
For space reasons,
artists are asked to limit
their displays to five pieces.
Hill, who only has three
pieces to display, will
have no problem with this
request.
"I don't keep much
around because everything's
sold," Hill said.
His display will include
a stained glass panel of a
pelican, another of a crab


on the beach and finally
a shrimp image, which he
said is, "a simple piece, but
neat-looking."
Of the festival, Hill
admits he's not exactly sure
what to expect.
"It will be a surprise,
but hopefully a very pleasant
surprise," Hill said.
Johnson, who assists
Hill with his designs for
his art, works in various
mediums like watercolor
and acrylic.
She said several friends
along the coast for whom
she has created pieces for
their homes, encouraged
her to attend the festival.
"I hope the weather's
as beautiful as it has been
the past few days," Johnson
added.
St. Joe Beach artist Ann
Mazzonovich is a veteran of
the Art and Wine Festival
- this year will be her third.
Her one-of-a-kind
jewelry is created from
unusually cut and semi-


precious beads and stones.
A choker with carved, yellow
jade flowers and vintage
glass leaves will be her
feature piece in this year's
show.
"I'm not even sure I
want to sell it now," she
laughed.
Nearly 40 artists
displaying everything from
photographs to sculpture,
paintings and pottery will
open the event at 3 p.m.
CT.
A silent auction with
various items donated from
local merchants everything
from gym memberships,
weekend vacation home
rentals, gift certificates
and rod and reel sets will
begin at the opening of the
festival.
The live auction will
include one piece from each
artist and begin at 7 p.m.
Live musical
entertainment from Brady
Pugh and John Mazzonovich
will set the tone of the


festival.
Half Shells,
Killer Seafood
and Amanda's
Bistro will offer
samplings of
their finest fare.
Tickets
for the festival,
$10 per person,
will be on sale
the day of the
event. This price
also includes a
commemorative
wine glass. T-
shirts and event
posters are on
sale now at the
Mexico Beach
CDC.
For more
information
about the 7th
Annual Mexico
Beach Art and
Wine Festival,
please call
Marshall at the
CDC office at
648-8196.


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Fire Prevention Month Activities


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
October is National
Fire Prevention Month, and
representatives from the Gulf
County Emergency Medical
Services are continuing
an annual tradition of fire
safety awareness.


EMS Director Shane
McGuffin said local
volunteer firefighters have
been visiting local daycare
facilities and conducting fire
safety demonstrations for
young children.
Mitch Grainger, who
recently joined EMS in


Gulf County, will be
adding another tried and
true awareness program
beginning Saturday, Oct.
22.
The Junior Fire Safety
Inspection Program,
developed as a part of a
comprehensive approach to
fire safety and awareness, is
geared toward children ages
10 and under.
The activity, however,
can be engaging for parents
as well.
Children participating
in the Junior Fire Safety
Inspection Program conduct
in-home inspections with
their parents to assess the
safety of their homes.
Items included on
the checklist range from
checking smoke detectors
and storing matches and
lighters in a safe location
to clearing toys and debris
from entryways to practicing
fire drills.
Once the checklist
is complete, participants
receive a certificate of
completion.
Grainger said the
program has proved
successful in other areas


he has served,, including
Bay, Brevard and Marion
Counties.
Grainger will be
promoting the Junior Fire
Safety Inspector Program as
part of Fire Prevention Week
at Duren's Piggly Wiggly on
Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1
to 5 p.m. Sparky, the fire
dog, will also be on hand to
help educate children and
parents about fire safety.
Grainger said residential
dwellings continue to
pose the largest life and
property risk in terms of fire
-prevention and safety.
"Because the fire service
has no inspectionjurisdiction
at single-family homes, it
is through education and
awareness that we can
minimize hazards," Grainger
explained.
In order to continue fire
awareness beyond October,
The Star will reserve a
monthly space for Hot Spot, a
monthly column concerning
proactive prevention in hopes
of affecting daily behaviors
and placing attention on
personal responsibility for
fire safety.


County From Page3A


what he called "a little
known federal statute" that
will help Health Department
patients with their
prescription drug costs.
The Gulf County
Health Department already
operates on a sliding fee
scale for services and family
planning.
Beginning Oct. 20, Kent
said the Health Department
and Buy Rite Pharmacy on
Highway 71 in Port St. Joe
would begin a partnership
to save patients money on
prescription drugs.
In other business:
Following the unusual
entrance of regular meeting
attendee Raymond Wood, who
entered in an oversized dress
and wig, law enforcement
officers escorted Mr. Wood
from the meeting.
Mr. Wood was allowed
to re-enter the room after
officers searched him for
weapons and assurance of
proper undergarments.


When the floor was
opened to the public, Wood
approached the podium and
asked each commissioner
who felt threatened by his
appearance.
Commissioner Traylor
told Mr. Wood that though
he did not think anyone
felt threatened, it was for
precautionary reasons that
he was escorted -from the
meeting.
Wood asked
Commissioner Williams, his
commissioner in Highland
View, if he felt threatened.
"I think your behavior's
been erratic and I certainly
question your judgment,"
Williams replied.
Concluding his grand
entrance for the evening,
Wood left the podium
declaring his intention to
file a lawsuit against the
county for violation of his
civil rights.
Wood has attended
meetings for months
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concerning damages to his
home he deems a result of
dump trucks hauling sand
from the pit located in
Highland View.
The Board approved
promotion of one employee
with the road department
and one employee with the
public works department
to assistant supervisors in
their respective departments.
These promotions will require
hiring two new employees
to replace those vacated
positions.
Paula Ramsey Pickett
of the Tourist Development
Council requested permission
to go out for bids for renovation
of the welcome center, and
the board approved.
Alan McNair reported
that approximately 25
people, none of them county
commissioners, attended
the Economic Development
Council's first visioning
meeting last Thursday.
Jim Garth requested
a $100 donation from each
district toward Port St.
Joe High School's Project
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Commissioners agreed to
this donation.
Commissioners
discussed with McFarland an
encroachment on a citizen's
private property in St. Joe
Beach. McFarland said the
county does not have the
money to buy the property,
and said upon further
discussion with the property
owner, the county may enter
into a lease agreement for


the property.


the property.
Steve Norris, of
the Northwest Florida
Transportation Corridor
Authority, was appointed by
commissioners to attend a
Nov. 2 Florida Department
of Transportation meeting to
represent Gulf County.
* White City resident
Marion Hough spoke at
length about the "cost of all
this creative chaos" by county


Wewahitchka City Increases Utility Deposits


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
To keep pace with
increasing water and sewer
rates, the Wewahitchka City
Commission doubled the
city's utility deposits during
Monday night's meeting.
Water and sewer
deposits will now be $100
apiece, up from $50 apiece
last year.
Several community
projects made the agenda.
After a presentation by
the Wewahitchka Ladies
Club, the board agreed to
maintain a fountain erected
by the club near the sheriffs


substation.
The board also promised
to help the library relocate the
old cast-iron Wewahitchka
jail from Ward McDaniel's
property to the library site.
The library will attempt
to restore the jail to its
former glory.
In other business:
The city approved an
agreement with the Sheriffs
Department for another year
of service.
The board purchased
a full page ad in the
Wewahitchka High School
yearbook.


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Editorials, Comments..


Summer of Rebellion


Nla',be one da', well into the future the
folks living in Gull County will gaze back on
the summer of 2005 as the season of poliu-
cal insurgenc,
For as Daylight Savings Time ticks to
expiration and the one-year anniversary of a
particular voter referendum approaches the
first week of November, we can look back
on this past summer as the period when
the citizens rebelled against their elected
o:licials
They peered closely and found to their
disma', that their County Commission
remains dominated by an incestuous strain
o:f good old-boy politics, one which can only
be eradicated, many have determined, by
the actions of those in the community.
This, we would argue, is not a bad
turn of events, eliminating complacency
and replacing it with an advocacy for more
efficient and responsive government. It was
what we all learned when civics was still
a class in high school instead of part of a
language foreign to most of the younger
generation.
And just in case anybody had dozed
during the past four months or so, our
commissioners provided plenty of remind-
ers even while restoring their world back to
the way it orbited before the strings gained
some slack as the heat was raised.
There was the reinstatement of Nathan
Peters, Jr., as chairman of the board, clear-
ing up what was labeled a "misunderstand-
ing" which existed only among commission-
ers themselves since anyone who observed
the Board of County Commissioners the
past two months understood quite clearly
the motivations behind the machinations of
removing Peters in the first place.
Jab and parry, they call it in the sweet
science of boxing.
Commissioners also dismissed out of
hand first a proposal to hire a chief financial
officer and then back-pedaled on spending
$40,000 on an independent more impor-
tantly, objective assessment of how budget
dollars are spent, reasoning that somebody
already on the county payroll could accom-
plish the same task.
And, by the way, the sun rises in the
west.
Meanwhile, Peters said he needed, and
was given, $75,000 he originally proposed
$115,000 to fund a new work crew and
spray truck for his newly expanded district,
apparently on the basis that the work crews
and spray truck already at use in areas
such as Indian Pass would prove insuf-
ficient now that a new commissioner was
responsible.
Say along with us duplication of ser-
vices. ...
Finally, the idea of freezing new hires
until commissioners could gain a better grip
on how they were spending public dollars
was tossed into the ether in favor of pad-
ding the fiefdoms north and. south, known
by most as the Road Department and
Department of Public Works.
See a thread?
It is called knee-jerk politics, with the
emphasis behind the hyphen, which also
serves as the root of how to characterize
what has happened to the public and their
wishes for county-wide voting and tax relief
this summer they've been jerked around.
This summer, it appears, the public has
grown weary of the whole charade.
And commissioners could soon find


themselves lacking the one weapon they
wield so well during public comment -
which, in this Commission's case. stretches
that concept like Gumby portion of their
meetings. namely the mute button.
In fact, the entire approach this
Commission assumes when it comes to dis-
sent and discourse is part of the problem,
a desire to constrain the concept of free
speech that is so pervasive as to mock the
very idea.
It is a similar approach to government
as exhibited last month in Mexico Beach,
when one councdimember pushed a vote
against imposing certain impact fees on a
long-time business-owner redeveloping his
property since this particular councilmem-
ber was not part of the city council when
such impact fees were adopted.
By that line of reasoning, having not
been around in the late 1800's when the
Bill' of Rights and Constitution were being
drafted and ratified, county commissioners
could certainly reason that they don't have
to adhere to such precepts as freedom of
speech.
This summer, though, maybe the sun-
shine has finally seeped in, exposing com-
missioners who, like the emperor in a famil-
iar children's tale, lack the requisite clothes
for office.
There is a palpable fatigue over the sta-
tus quo, a fatigue which has been worked
into lather by a growing number of disgust-
ed people on both ends of the county.
They recall their vote of last November,
watched the cynical gymnastics performed
by commissioners on issues such as trim-
ming the budget and implementing a plan
for county-wide voting and determined they
could accomplish more by marginalizing the
Commission.
They appear willing to take into their
own hands lobbying Tallahassee for the sort
of mechanisms expanding the homestead
exemption, providing a similar exemption
for small businesses which would force
commissioners to be more fiscally respon-
sible in their spending.
They seem willing to step into federal
court with or without the support of com-
missioners to overturn an edict on single-
member districts which belongs in another
era, another county.
They seem willing to put aside feuds
and arguments because they have found
common ground in a Commission which no
longer, if it ever did, represents their inter-
ests, commissioners who have demonstrat-
ed repeatedly the past few months that the
only interests on their minds is maintaining
that seat at the podium.
- We'd argue that, at the very least, begin-
nirig next year, this anger, this dismay, will
result in more choices at the ballot box, an
opportunity to clear the decks before the
county sinks like the Titanic on the iceberg
of special interests and hollow leadership,
where, for example, public officials taking
a golf junket aboard the private plane of a
major landowner and developer is, pardon
the pun, par for .the course.
In sum, a year removed from a vehe-
ment voter mandate about local governance,
little if anything has changed.
Save the insurgency which may yet
define this summer of 2005, with the only
casualties being those who choose to govern
by obstruction.


e-mails alerting them to the
visioning exercise, many
cited conflicts, leading
McNair to suggest that the
next meeting would be held
on the "35tn of the month"
precluding any conflicts.
But those who did turn
out to. the Gulf/Franklin
Center were asked for, and
gladly provided, two hours
of intensive work.
The visioning is tak-
ing place in partnership
with Opportunity Florida,
an economic development
organization supporting
eight Panhandle counties
which were identified by
Gov. Jeb Bush as being
of "critical economic con-
cern."
The idea, Clark
explained, was to promote
regional economic develop-
ment, with Gulf County,
and its own bolstering of
the business sector and
jobs, serving as a fulcrum.
"What's good for
Wewahitchka is good for
Port St. Joe and vice versa,"
Clark said. "And what's
good for Apalachicola is
good for Port St. Joe, also.
And what's good for Port St.
Joe is good for Chipley."
The overarching goal is
to set down 10 or so objec-
tives to be accomplished
in the next several years,


I don't know the first
thing about automobiles.
I didn't have to growing
up. Leon was older and had
that Confederate gray 1957
Ford convertible to get me
,down to the baseball field.
David Mark was younger,
but he had a 1956 Chevy
that we rode to high school
in. And, if I gave him a dol-
lar for gas, we'd hang out at
the Dairy Bar, then cruise
the town square looking for
action. I figured as long as I
was getting "there" it didn't
matter who' was driving.
The abuse that Ricky
Hale, Bobby Brewer and Pam
Collins gave me about catch-
ing a ride "with my younger
brother" didn't bother me at
all. I didn't know a full racing
cam from a four speed, dou-
ble beveled edge, rear view
finder winder cable holder
adjuster knob! And I didn't
care....
Until I found myself in
college with no means of
transportation whatsoever! I
got tired of walking to class
and to the football field and
to the cafeteria. I got to hang-
ing around Cotton Terrell's
Texaco Station just to watch
the cars pull in and out.
Buying a car was out of the
question. I was working two
jobs at school and teach-
ing swimming every summer
just to pay my tuition. By the
time I covered the student
activities fees, the post office
box and bought a biology
book I didn't even have walk-
ing around money.
I mentioned my trans-
portation deprivation to Dad
at Thanksgiving 'break and
every summer but he didn't
hear me...... for a couple of
years! I was wondering who
was going to drive me the
two hundred miles back to
college after Christmas break
my junior year when Dad
came in and handed me the
keys to one of Leon's cars.
Leon, even back in those
days, with a wife and two
young children and sever-
al debts of his own, was a
threat to own a few automo-
biles. I got the Corvair. It was
a 1963 Monza convertible.


those objectives reached
by identifying four key
components for economic
development weakness-
es, threats, strengths and
opportunities.
"What is going to be our
strategy for economic devel-
opment in Gulf County?"
Clark asked rhetorically.
"What's our end result sup-'
posed to look like?"
Any puzzle, though,
requires the placing of the
first piece and the group
was guided by Clark
through the initial steps of
this visioning process: cre-
ating a mission statement.
After a free-flow of ideas
and concepts, Clark was
able to craft a sentence
which put down the bull's-
eye for the mission ahead.
"We want to create a
culturally and economi-
cally diverse community
that leads the area in eco-
nomic and social prosperity
while keeping our heritage
intact," Clark's final mis-
sion statement read.
Or, as Vincent more
succinctly stated, "We don't
want to lose what we have,
the identity we have. We
know we are going to have
growth, but we want to
control it and retain our
heritage."
While adding industry


Last week's vision-
ing meting coordinated
by the county Economic
Development Council was
as notable for who was
absent as who was pres-
ent.
The first in a series of
three meetings aimed at
creating a plan for econom-
ic development read busi-
nesses and jobs was held
at Gulf Coast Community
College last Thursday, with
the county's largest land
holder and county and
municipal elected officials
notably missing from the
room.
And while there was
plenty of headway made
in identifying goals and
potential pathways to the
brass ring, there was no
mistaking that many in
attendance perceived the
absence of a representative
from The St. Joe Co. or any
elected office-holder from
the county, the county's
two cities or the School
Board as significant hur-


dles to overcome.
"This plan will not suc-
ceed without their par-
ticipation," said facilitator
Gary Clark about the St.
Joe Co., echoing the senti-
ment in the room that any
economic development plan
could hardly be expected to
move forward without the
developer who owns some
70 percent of the county's
land.
The same was said of
elected officials, with the
county represented by plan-
ner David Richardson and
the City of Port St. Joe by
city manager Lee Vincent.
No one representing the
City of Wewahitchka or the
School Board attended this
first meeting.
"I'm hopeful that these
meeting will result in a
stronger EDC and will bring
(those absent) to meetings
like this," said EDC execu-
tive director Alan McNair.
McNair, tongue firmly
in cheek, noted that while
those absent had received


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You Reckon Leon Has


Another Spare!


Leon w\as also parual to rag
tops in his formative auto-
mobile da ys
"Daddy. I can't take this
car, it belongs to Le-"
"Get in the car and go
on back to school."
"Yes sir."
I was working on the
"never look a gift horse in the
mouth" theory. Plus, I was
thinking about those freezing
cold mornings at Sewanee.
And all the times I had
dashed across the campus
to Benedict Hall in a driving
rain storm. I could pull into
Cotton's and actually need
something!
I graduated in May of
1969. Two days later Dad
and I walked into Bill Moody's
office at Pug Vicker's Motors
in Huntingdon, Tennessee.
It's amazing today how clear
I remember that! They has-
sled and harangued and bar-
tered like they were born to
it! I didn't say nothing. I did
point to a brand new yel-
low Buick Skylark when they
both paused momentarily
and looked at me.
They settled on $3,200
and my.... er...Leon's Corvair.
I got the new Buick. Dad and
Bill got the thrill of the deal.
Dad made the first payment
and I got a coupon book with
35 more payments in it to
the tune of $159.75 each.
I sent this money dutifully
each month for three bloom-
ing years to some bank in
Nashville, Tennessee that I
had never seen or heard of!
About the time that ole car
turned over one hundred
thousand miles I got to doing
some ciphering. Let's see,
$159.75 times 35 equaled
$5,591.25; plus Dad's first
payment and the Corvair!
What kind of deal is this!
I figured that $3,200 dol-
, lar automobile had cost us
$6,400! We had paid for the
thing twice! That big dia-
mond ring and that solid
gold watch Mr. Moody sport-
ed on his left hand was no
accident!
You can see how a deal
like this could warp you for
life. And you can see my
natural reluctance to stroll
into any dealership looking
to trade. I can still see Bill
Moody to this day slapping
Dad on the back as I got into
my new car, "Well, Lonnie,
you really got me on this
deal."


and businesses and in turn
jobs which pay a living, life-
sustaining wage.
To accomplish those
goals, the group would have
to build community sup-
port, empower economic
growth, removes stumbling
blocks, establish short- and
long-term goals and be the
lead organization for eco-
nomic growth and prosper-
ity, Clark noted.
The group outlined
certain basic assumptions
from which future discus-
sions will sprout, as grass
in a field that will in time
grow greener and greener
and nurture all.
Those assumptions
ranged from property val-
ues will keep rising while
the population increases to
the lack of affordable hous-
ing, or "workforce" housing,
will continue to be a nag-
ging problem.
Attendees also dis-
cussed the changing land-
scape of the county; from
the south end where a shift
from industry to a tour-
ism/retirement destination
to the north where the shift
is in the opposite direc-
tion as companies such
as Taunton Truss seem to
expand by the week.
A central assumption
- and here's where St. Joe's


I need a vehicle today
in the worst way My truck
has less power than a 1963
Corvair Monza. It creaks from
place to place. Cathy refuses
to be seen in it. I decided to
bite the bullet.
We pulled up to the
big car dealership and this
very nice man dashed out
to meet us. "Hey, you're in
luck today. I've got just the
vehicle for you." I was a lit-
tle surprised that he already
knew my wants, needs and
means before he gets my
name but then I remembered
Bill Moody saying about the
same thing back in May of
'69. I also noticed the gold
watch and the big ring.....
We test drove a van that
Cathy liked. "This IS your
day!" The salesman really
was nice and personable.
"This vehicle is the best one
on the lot. It's loaded and
I can make you a deal of a
lifetime on it!"
Only good upbringing
kept me from shouting "Bill
Moody has already beat you
to it!"
Folks, this car list for
$33,489.00. The house I'm
living in didn't cost that
much!
"But don't worry, Mr.
Colbert, you qualify for our
special customer discount
and there is a gigantic fac-
tory rebate on this automo-
bile and we also are going to
sell it to you at the special
employee pricing discount."
He knocked the price
down to $28,000. That's
still more than my house
cost! But, of course, he had
to add back in some dealer
cost and transportation cost
and some prep and carrying
charges and taxes. He could
send me "out the door" for
only $32,999.00!
We drove back home in
silence. Well, except for the
knocking in my old truck
engine. I was trying to figure
how much I would have actu-
ally had to pay that bank in
Nashville if I had bought that
van. As we neared the house
I turned to Cathy, "You know
honey-"
"Yes, I know," she inter-
rupted, "You should have
kept the Corvair."
My wife understands
me.
Them Car Dealers Don't,
Kes


presence was deemed nec-
essary was the conten-
tion that growth potential
was in large measure "con-
trolled" by one landown-
er, whose holdings across
the county constrained the
ability for the county or
other economic develop-
ment proponent to lure new
businesses.
McNair noted that sev-
eral potential suitors walked
away in frustration due to
the inability to secure suf-
ficient land to sink roots in
the county.
The key moving for-
ward, Clark said, was to
take the case outside the
room, to enlist those out-
side the room, their brains
and passion, in the effort
to bolster the county with
additional business and
jobs, particularly jobs, if
only to preserve a way of
life.
"We have a group of
community leaders here
who are going to preach
this sermon," Clark said.
"These people who are not
here need to get on board."
The second in a pro-
posed series of three EDC
visioning meetings has yet
to be scheduled, but will
take place sometime in the
next month. Stay tuned
and tune in.


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Stop Playing

Personal Political

Games

A story is told of a woman
who always cut the ends of
her roast before putting it
in the oven to bake. Her
daughter asked her why she
cut the ends off. She replied,
"Because that is how my
mother did it." The daughter
asked her grandmother, who
replied, "Because that is how
my mother did it." Upon
asking her great grandmother
why she cut the ends off the,
roast, the she responded,
"Back then, my pan was too
small for the whole roast."
County Commissioners
(with the notable exception
of Commissioner Williams)
seem to act as complacent
as that mother in their
administration of the
County, especially when the
justification is "that's just
the way we do it around
-here." The words of Aristotle
continue to ring true: All
persons ought to endeavor to
follow what is right, and not
what is established.
Larger revenues (the
larger pan) require increased
budget accountability (what
happened to the ends of the
roast?). More people are
contributing more money to
the local government, and
taxpayers want to know that
the ends are being used for
the public good. No one that
I know can tell me exactly
how the money is being used;
and the information that has
been made public does not
add up.
It shouldn't require
an innocent child to ask
the question nor should
any concerned citizen (or
commissioner) be treated as
a child by "the Boys" for
recommending forward-
thinking processes and
solutions: long-range
strategic planning for the
good of the entire county.
Gulf County (and the.
City of Port St. Joe, for that
matter) is on the cusp of


momentous growth and
change. To carry the current
commission's schoolyard
bully tactics forward into the
future, in addition to the
commission's complete lack
of a long-term plan, is no
longer acceptable, nor will it
be even nominally effective for
the individual commissioners
for much longer. Everyone-
citizens and commissioners
alike-should take notice.
A story to go with
the story (first-hand
and true):. A prominent
team of sociologists and
psychologists that organizes
complex problem-solving
exercises for Fortune 500
companies to analyze their
professional/interpersonal
assets and liabilities put us
to the test. Our group, a
development company, not
only successfully completed
every task-we did so in
record time. No one in the
company was exempt: our
group was comprised not only
of the owner, executive vice
presidents and all the other
"Big-Dogs"; it also included
accounting and secretarial
personnel.
Throughout the tasks
(which were a combination
of physical and mental
challenges/competitions),
when any one person
assumed an effective
leadership role, they were
immediately handicapped
by the facilitators by being
made "blind" or "mute" or
"physically injured." Without
a hitch, a new leader
continually emerged from the
group (the common objective
being our company ethic) and
the team continued each task
to successful completion.
This company continues
to thrive, not on the laurels
of its past success or its
hierarchy *(no one talks
about being elected or their
title within the company
- they each prove it daily
in performance), but as a
win-win-win scenario (their
clients win, the public wins
and the company wins). And
they responsibly manage
hundreds ofmillions of dollars
of other people's money in


successful ventures. Our
logo shirts throughout the
weekend sported the theme:
"What is the successful
outcome?"
Teamwork and
accountability, gentlemen, is
the name of the game.
Commissioners, take
heed. Singularpreoccupation,
with the petty arrogances
and parochial insensibilities
intermixed, is a volatile
political mixture and does
not benefit the county,
whether you are elected by
district or at large. Rather
than continually attempting
to hobble one another and
reversing course time and
again, you need to focus on
effectively representing the
voters and managing the
government. It is frankly
embarrassing to watch.
You are managing
millions of taxpayer hard-
earned dollars (not yours).
You need to start acting like
it. Flipping positions (from
one week to the next) does
not, obviously, represent the
voters (there was no new vote,
no referendum, no polling
and no compelling reason
for the good of the county
given). It represents either
some internal (personal)
change or (undisclosed)
back-door agreement -
actions more suggestive of
political maneuvering than
representing any clear-cut.
mandate of the voters.
New people are
arriving to stay daily; your
constituencies are changing
rapidly. Are you up to the
task? You know the area;
you know the issues; you are
in a position to influence the
future for good, but only as
honest representatives of the
county. Start putting our tax
dollars to work for us. Stop
playing personal political
games for no one's benefit but
your own sacred re-election.
And finally, a thought from
Thomas Jefferson: When a
man assumes a public trust,
he should consider himself as
public property.

Gail Alsobrook


Offshore Oil

Drilling Leaves


Us Vulnerable


Here's an idea out
of Congress that defies
common sense: With Gulf of
Mexico refineries and drilling
platforms disabled from
hurricanes, some lawmakers
want to increase drilling
in the Gulf off Florida's
shores. These lawmakers
want to open up new lease
areas near Florida and
strip critical protections for
Florida's sensitive coastal
areas by eliminating the
current federal oil and gas
ban.
Under this scheme, we'd
create a one-two punch:
We'd be dependent on more
vulnerable fuel supplies and
endanger tourism.
For example, U.S. Rep.
Richard Pombo, R-California,
floated legislation that would
open the eastern Gulf to oil
and gas drilling in Area 181,
which covers several million
acres under the Gulf, most of
it off Florida's coast. Pombo
withdrew the proposal, but
backroom deals are still
in the works. Area 181 is
Hurricane Alley, with more
monster storms swirling
every year. It is possible that
Pombo's language will appear
in the budget reconciliation
bill that could be voted on
later this.month.
Florida's own governor
showed his willingness to
sacrifice current protections
for our state on this very
issue. Just last Tuesday
Governor Bush publicly
stated that he supports
drilling in the eastern Gulf -
a 1800 flip from his position
only four years ago when he
vehemently opposed drilling
in many of the same areas.
Governor Bush is effectively
undermining a legacy of
protecting our beaches from
pollution and surrendering
to pressures from the oil and
gas industry.
How much sense does it
make to increase investment
in a place where towering
10 0-foot waves and 170-
mile-an-hour winds can toss
aside equipment like so many
tinker toys? An oil spill there
could be carried by currents
onto Florida's beaches and
marshes, destroying property


II.


values and sticking us with a
whopping cleanup bill.
How many people would
come to a tourist destination
with oil-covered wading
birds and tar balls on the
beaches?
If the prospect of oil spills
on our beaches and wetlands
isn't enough, remember
that even exploration for
oil harms our oceans with
its large scale seismic
explosions, and operating oil
rigs themselves cause serious
chemical contamination in
the Gulf's public waters. To
keep the bore holes open,
oil companies dump drilling
mud and chemicals. The
rigs release dangerous levels
of mercury mercury that
ends up in the fish you buy
at the market and order in
restaurants.
The 'oil companies are
using this year's hurricane
season to make an absurd
case that will bring them more
money and more heartache
to the average American.


-~


s *)ool& **t


High gas prices don't bother
big oil companies, but they
cripple the average worker in
Florida.
If the hurricanes teach
us anything, it is that we
need to focus on sane energy
alternatives. Technology
for solar and wind power is
better than ever. And hybrid
cars are already on the roads.
We have the means, just not
the will.
It's time to ask: Is it
worth it to spend every
hurricane season in a panic
- not just over loss of life and
property devastation but
over more profits for oil and
gas executives?
We don't need another
bill out of Washington
pushing for more drilling. We
need elected leaders who will
push for a common-sense
energy future here. We've got
plenty of sun. What are we
waiting for?
Linda Young
Tallahassee


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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Diapers and formula
to clothes and medical
care. Then books, band
instruments and "the cool
shoes, Mom!" raising
children is expensive.
It's not until they turn
18 and begin, looking toward
a college education that
parents are forced to really
dig deep, using savings and
often refinancing homes to
pay tuition costs.
For Florida residents, the
Prepaid College Board offers
some relief.
Beginning Monday,
Oct. 17, the Florida Prepaid
College Board will open their
one-time annual enrollment
period.
For 18 years, Florida
Prepaid has enabled families
to pay for college tuition
before their children become
teenagers.
Nationwide, tuition
prepayment programs gained
favor in the mid 90s when
college costs began to soar.
Sissy Worley, district
financial officer for the Gulf
County School Board, had
her son Tyler's college tuition
paid by his eighth birthday.
When he was four, Worley
budgeted a $75 a month
payment towards her son's
college tuition. She opted
for the "2+2 Plan" through
the Florida Prepaid program,
which pays for two years at a
junior college and two years
at a university.
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has no regrets about her
investment.
"If he doesn't go to school,
I can get that money back,"
Worley explained.
The greatest benefit of
the Florida Prepaid program
is the ability to lock into
today's tuition, local fees
and dormitory prices, thus
avoiding exorbitant tuition
increases in future prices.
"By enrolling in the
Florida Prepaid College Plan
now, families will not have to
worry about tuition increases
that will occur between now
and when their child enters
college," said Florida Prepaid
Founder and Chairman
Stanley G. Tate.


The Florida Prepaid
College Plan is guaranteed by
the State of Florida, so it is a
safe way to save.
Here's how it works.
Following each year's
state hearings that establish
tuition rates, the Prepaid
Board determines monthly
payments based on a formula
of projected college costs.
This year, the tuition
plan prices start as low as
$24 a month for the two-year
community college plan and
$79 a month for the four-year


university plan. Prices
based on the type of pla
age of the child.
So, during last
enrollment period, if a p
wanted to start a fou
university tuition pla
their two-year old
their payment would
have been $86.61 a
month.
Once parents
enroll 'their children
and begin their
prepaid plan,
payments are fixed
and never increase.
To pay for tuition,
fees or housing,
the Prepaid College
program offers several
different plans from


which parents may
choose.
Then, when the
child is ready for
college, the program
covers the actual
cost at any Florida
public university or
community college.
The value of the
plan may also be
transferred to most
private colleges
in Florida, select
technical schools
and most out-of-state
colleges.
For children
to qualify for the
Prepaid College Plan,
his or her parent or
guardian must be a
Florida resident.
Financial advisor
Aaron Farnsley
started a Florida
Investment Plan,
another plan to pay
for post-secondary
education, for his son
when he was only six
months old.
Farnsley said
several of his clients,
both parents and
grandparents,
have opened 529
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for their children and
grandchildren.
The biggest benefit of the
Florida Investment Plan is
that the growth is completely
tax-free.
"The earlier you start,
the greater the benefit," he


explained.
Worley has since
enrolled in a Florida College
Investment plan for her son
to help pay for books, room,
board and all the additional
costs of putting a child
through college.


Similar to a mutual fund,
Worley makes a minimal
quarterly deposit into the
investment plan.
"If investments can
outpace the rate of increase
for educational costs, that's a
no-brainer," Farnsley added.


Features Florida Prepaid College Plan Florida College Investment Plan
Risks-Returns The Florida Prepaid College Plan is With the Florida College Investment Plan,
financially guaranteed by the State of investment returns will fluctuate and are not
Florida so you cannot lose your money. guaranteed. You decide how to invest you
money from among the investment options
available under this plan. Options have
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Investment You don't have to worry, about the stock You can choose from one or any combination
Options market., of five different investment options.
Tax Benefits With both plans, earnings on qualified withdrawals are exempt from federal income tax and
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Contributions You can make a lump-sum payment or The minimum contribution is $250, or you can
monthly payments that will never establish a monthly withdrawal from checking
increase, or savings account of at least $25.
How Much Can You can lock in the cost of tuition, local How much you save is up to you.
You Save? fees and dormitory housing at a fixed
price today.
What's Covered? Depends on the type of plan you buy. Any qualified college expense including
tuition, fees, room and board, books,
supplies, computers and equipment required
by the college.
Where Can You At any of Florida's 11 public universities At any public or private accredited university,
Use It? or 28 community colleges. The value of community college or technical school,
the plan the same amount paid to a anywhere in the country, and even at some
public college in Florida may be schools abroad.
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Refunds You can get a refund for the amount you You can withdraw your contributions and
Withdrawals paid for the plan at any time, for any earnings at any time, for any reason. Certain
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parent/guardian must be a Florida citizens or resident aliens.
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By Blair Shiver toiletries and the like.
Star Staff Writer Domestic violence is a
Judge Fred Witten problem in Gulf County,
said his weekly injunction Witten says, "not like the
hearings are the most plague," but it's a problem
difficult cases of all. he says with a solemn face.
Since his appointment as He also admits a surprise
acting Circuit Court judge in at the number of injunction
November 2000, he's heard cases that come through his
about 200 of them. courtroom each week.
Coincidingwith Domestic Spousal and child abuse
Violence Awareness Month, are not a new phenomenon,
the judge was honored with but Witten said domestic
an award of appreciation by violence cases seem to be
the Domestic Violence Task more prevalent than they
Force following last week's used to be.
hearings. "Maybe it was that we
Since the closest Circuit just didn't talk about it," the
Court judge is in Bay County, Gulf County native said.
Witten agreed to hear, these Witten admits he was
cases each week, and Pam raised in a very sheltered
Martin of The Salvation home.
Army Domestic Violence and He speculates that an
Rape Crisis Center could not increased abuse of drugs
be more thankful. and alcohol may be directly
In September alone, related to the apparent rise
Martin answered 157 in domestic abuse cases.
requests for assistance or A large number of
services in her office. She' victims who come through
also distributed 110 personal the system, he says, most
care kits, which include often women, tell him that


areness

their abuser is a "nice guy I
until he starts drinking." Attoi
Stiffer state laws in a ca
recent years have placed of dc
a greater responsibility on to di
the court system to protect abuse
those involved in domestic parti
abuse cases. abuse
"For too long, law in tl
enforcement and the court drop
system said 'it's not our forw,
business,'" Witten explained. I
"It was thought that it should requ:
remain between a husband each
and wife." more
State law, according to maki
Witten, says that prosecutors N
and judges will be more respc
proactive about cases of a "tr
domestic violence and not I
allow charges to be dropped of tf
just because the victim says courl
to do so. enda
He noted that too often, but
victims do not want to follow respc
through with prosecuting marr
their abuser. C
"Once the incident of t
passes, they're not in dome
danger, they drop charges," enfor
Witten said. regul


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When in the State
rney's office, Witten had
Lse in which a victim
)mestic violence wanted
*op charges against her
ser. Witten knew this
icular assailant had
sed another woman
he past. He refused to
the charges and moved
ard with prosecution.
Updates laws also
ire judges to examine
case's circumstances
e thoroughly before
ing a decision.
Witten calls this
onsibility of the courts
emendous" one.
ike the symbolic scales
he justice system, the
t system must protect
angered individuals,
does not want to be
onsible the breakup of a
iage or family.
)n the front lines
he campaign against
estic violence, local law
*cement officials receive
Jar training on how to


the Abused

handle such situations when assailant.
responding to domestic One may assume gender
violence calls, would automatically answer
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch this question, but Witten
said domestic violence said he has heard cases in
response training is required which victims of domestic
as part of basic training for abuse were male.
all law enforcement officers. He added that officers
In addition, the must be able to-look beyond
Florida Department of Law what they. are being told
Enforcement conducts when they respond to a
mandatory training sessions call to recognize a possibly
every four years. dangerous situation.
Port St. Joe Police Hersey said his officers
Chief James Hersey is the also try to educate victims
co-chair with Martin of the of domestic violence on
local domestic violence task the resources like Martin's
force. program that are available
Hersey said officers in for them.
the police department also Even with a judge
receive additional training, willing to hear weekly cases
at least every other year, to and trained law enforcement
update them on new laws officers, Witten and Martin
and to help recognize signs agree that so many cases
of domestic violence cases. of domestic violence go
When officers arrive unreported.
on the scene of an abuse If you are a victim of
case in which both parties domestic violence or know of
are injured, they have someone who is, please call
been instructed on how the 24-hour crisis hotline at
to recognize victim and 1-800-252-2597.


Winter Lawn Care


By Roy Lee Carter,
. County Extension Director
Have you ever wondered
why the grasses on golf
courses remain green during
the winter months while
most home lawns are brown?
It's not that grasses grown
on golf courses are more cold
tolerant or that golf course
maintenance personnel spray
the grasses with a chemical
that prevent them from
turning brown. They simply
plant a cold tolerant grass
into the permanent grass. The
practice called overseedingg"
involves spreading seed of a
cool season grass over the
permanent grass.
If you're tired of looking
at a brown lawn every winter
and don't mind mowing,
fertilizing and watering
through the winter, you may
wish to overseed your lawn
this winter.
Several cook season
grasses that can be sued for
overseeding include ryegrass,
bluegrass, bentgrass and tall
fescue. However, because of
its rapid seed germination,
fast growth, adaptability
and reasonably low coast,
ryegrass is the best choice
for home lawns.
Ryegrass should be


planted when the permanent
grass is approaching or has
reached its dormant period.
Seeding time varies from
October to November in north
Florida to late November and
December in south Florida.
To prepare a lawn for
overseeding, mow the
permanent grass very close
and rake to remove as much
debris as possible. Close
mowing will help to remove
some of the spongy debris
(thatch). If the lawn has
excessive thatch, dethatching
with a vertical mower or power
rake would be desirable.
A heavily thatched lawn
tends to result in. irregular
overseeding patches.
The next step is to
broadcast 10 pounds of
ryegrass seed per 1,000
square feet of surface area
with a fertilizer spreader and
rake lightly to ensure that
the seed gets through the
grass and in contact with the
soil. For best coverage apply
half the seed in one direction
and the rest at a right angle
to the first application.
Watering is the last,
but most important step in,
establishing a winter lawn.
Water should be applied
lightly and carefully to the


seeded lawn once or twice
a day until the seeds have
germinated and the seedlings
are well established. Reduce
waterings to an as-needed
basis after the second
mowing.
Once the winter lawn is
established, it will require
the same maintenance as
a permanent lawn. This
includes mowing, watering,
fertilizing, and controlling
pests. Begin mowing when
the grass is about two inches
tall. The first application of
fertilizer should be made
after the second mowing
and additional applications
should be made on monthly
bases thereafter. Apply
fertilizer at one half the rate
you would normally use on
your permanent grass.
Ryegrass is very
susceptible to a disease
called cottony blight. This
disease appears to be most
severe during warm, humid
weather. Therefore, it is
extremely important to wait
until cool weather has arrived
before planting ryegrass.
If cared for properly,
ryegrass will provide a dense,
beautiful lawn throughout
the winter. When the weather
begins to warm up in the


spring, ryegrass will normally
die and the permanent lawn
grass would begin growing,
however, if the weather
remains cool and the lawn is
watered frequently, ryegrass


can persist and weaken
the permanent lawn grass.
To discourage ryegrass,
discontinue fertilization,
reduce irrigation and mow
as close as possible each


weak. After the ryegrass has
died and the permanent lawn
grass has resumed growth,
make an application of
fertilizer and begin watering
on an as-needed basis.


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Wewahitchka Continues Road Supremacy, Now 5-1


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Anyone scanning the
Wewahitchka Gators sched-
ule before the season would
have labeled optimistic the
assertion that after playing
six of the first seven games
on the road Wewahitchka
would be a viable playoff
contender.
Put on those rosy glass-
es.
The Gators continued
what can only be character-
ized as a remarkable run on
the road last Friday, beating
host West Gadsden 28-14 to
remain unbeaten away from
Gator Field this year.
Wewahitchka is now 5-1
overall, 2-1 in District 1-1A,
with a 7 p.m. CT match-up
at Sneads this Friday the
final trip away from home
this season. The Gators only
loss came three weeks ago at
home against Port St. Joe.
"That's a pleasant sur-
prise when you look at the
schedule and the x-fac-
tors we were facing," said
Wewahitchka coach Greg
Jordan, who certainly would
qualify for some Coach of the
Year consideration given the
disheveled program he inher-
ited and the turnaround he
has guided.
"They were hungry to
be successful and they've
done everything we've asked
. The kids have done it.
They get the credit. They are
almost through the gauntlet.


If they finish those first seven
games six and one, that's an
accomplishment."
And with three consecu-
tive district games ahead at
Sneads and at home versus
Freeport and Liberty County
- the Gators have the dis-
trict runner-up spot, and a
playoff berth, clearly in the
cross-hairs.
The Gators succeeded
against a bigger, faster West
Gadsden because they stuck
with what have been posi-
tives all season stingy team
defense and a diverse option
attack.
Ryan Ranie paced a
ground attack which powered
for 322 yards, complement-
ed by an aerial game which
added another 77 yards.
"We were able to do some
things to hurt them," Jordan
said, noting that the block-
ing scheme up front opened
holes all night for the option
attack. "We were happy to be
able to run the football."
Rariie finished with 218
yards and three touchdowns
on 22 carries. Quarterback
Sean Bierman carried nine
times for 94 yards and hit 5
of 10 passes for 77 yards.
But it was on special
teams that the Gators first
broke on top.
Having stopped West
Gadsden on a first-quarter
drive, the Gators rushed
the punter and Ranie got a
hand on the kick, deflecting
it into the air. Clarence Gray


snatched the ball and cov-
ered 54 yards unscathed to
put the Gators up 6-0.
Ranie rushed for a 66-
yard touchdown in the sec-
ond quarter and the Gators
allowed a touchdown on a
50-yard pass completion,
West Gadsden adding the
two-point conversion to close
to 12-8 heading into inter-
mission.
Wewahitchka took the
second half kickoff and drove
deep into West Gadsden ter-
ritory before again turning
the ball over on a fumble.
West Gadsden answered
right back, driving for the
go-ahead touchdown and a
14-12 lead after the extra-
point failed.
"That was a big swing of
momentum," Jordan said.
It was also the third-
straight week in which the
Gators had fallen behind in
the second half in each
of the first three games,
Wewahitchka was comfort-
ably ahead at intermission
- and the second week in
row in which the Gators had
answered the challenge late
in the game.
Ranie finished a scoring
drive with an 11-yard run
in the third quarter to put
Wewahitchka ahead to stay
and added an 18-yard run
in the final quarter to ice the
contest.
"The kids are finally real-
izing they are in the ball
game and they have to play


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Clarence

Gray
Gray, a
junior defensive
back, had six
tackles, scored
the Gators' first
touchdown on a
54-yard return
of a blocked
punt, recovered
perception to help
-14 win. "He had
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all four quarters," Jordan
said. "They understand they
have to play with the same
intensity for the whole ball-
game."
A swarming defense
continued to hold its own,
largely nullifying the West
Gadsden offense other than
the second-quarter scoring
bomb and the third-quarter
drive set up by the fumble.
"They are all around the
football," Jordan said. "The
defense played well for the
most part.
"The kids really are play-
ing hard right now. As long
as they play hard and do
what they should in practice,
those are two big things."
Trannon Myers, who
made a crucial fourth-down
reception to keep one offen-
sive drive alive, had 14 tackles
and caused a fourth-quarter
fumble which all but ended
West Gadsden's night.
Gray not only returned
a punt for a touchdown, he
also recovered the fumble
Myers caused, had an inter-
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"He had some big plays,
some momentum plays,"
Jordan said.
J.J. Roberts. had 13
tackles, a sack and caused
a fumble; Trey Goodwin had
10 tackles, a fumble recovery
and a sack; and Wayne Pitts
and Johnny Jones had nine
tackles apiece.

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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Through the mist and
barbecue smoke hanging
over Shark Field on Friday
night Port St. Joe could begin
to recognize an image of the
state playoffs.
The Sharks (6-1 over-
all, 4-0 in District 1-1A)
dominated Liberty County
in every phase of football
and snatched a vice grip on
the district lead with just
two league games left on
the schedule with a 43-12
thrashing of the Bulldogs (4-
2, 2-2).
The Sharks have played
just home games this year
- they have out-scored their
opponents 87-12.
It was a pick your poi-
son sort of night for Liberty
County.
Through the first 44 min-
utes of the game at which
point garbage time kicked
in the Sharks chewed up
more than 350 yards in
offense while muzzling the
Bulldog attack to under 200
total yards. For the game,
Port St. Joe had 387 yards
of total offense; the Bulldogs
240 yards.
Port St. Joe jumped on
top early through the air,
taking ball-control-oriented
Liberty County out of its com-
fort zone, and then punished
the Bulldogs with a physical
and bruising running game
over the final three quarters,
owning every number right
up to the scoreboard.
"I thought we came out
and executed well early,"
said Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer. "We made the big
plays early and got them out
of their game plan. We chal-
lenged our kids in the second
half to come out and pound
them."
The defense also inflicted
pain, holding Liberty County
to just seven yards while
jumping to a 14-0 lead over
the first 10 minutes of the
game, and taking away the
Bulldogs' will by holding


them to five total yards of
offense while scoring 17-
straight points over the ini-
tial 10 minutes of the second
half to salt the game.
Quarterback Mike Quinn
and wide receiver Ashton
Larry provided the early
spark with a pair of touch-
down passes.
On the Sharks' fourth
play of the game from the
Liberty County 47 Quinn
fooled the secondary, gaz-
ing left before turning right
and letting loose a bomb to
Larry behind cornerback
Jayce Ford just as Quinn
was smacked to the ground.
After Daniel Welch
stepped in front of a Ford
pass on the ensuing pos-
session, returning it to the
Bulldog 17, Quinn ended up
with the ball on a flea flick-
er and found Larry's hands
above a baffled Ford in the
end zone.
After Will Just connected
on his second extra point it
was 14-0.
Approaching the mid-
point of the second quar-
ter, Ash Parker made it 20-0
when, from his 29, he took
a pitch right, slipped a tack-
le, got a sealing block from
Warren Floyd and romped 71
yards for a touchdown, after
which Just's kick sailed just
right.
"I didn't know who was
blocking, I just saw the
crease," a grinning Parker
informed Palmer has he
jogged to the sideline.
Liberty County finally
broke through just before
halftime but the Bulldogs
needed a huge assist from
Port St. Joe, provided when,
on a third-and-long at the
Shark 30, Quinn's deep pass
to Larry was intercepted by
Ford and returned back to
the original line of scrim-
mage.
Ford connected with
A.J. Marlowe for 19 over the
middle two plays later and
snuck over from the 1 two
plays after that, the extra-


point kick having as much
chance as the Bulldogs at
that point, making it 20-6 at
intermission.
The Sharks took the sec-
ond half kickoff and needed
just five plays to motor 51
yards culminating in Quentin
Jenkins' 6-yard touchdown
run. The key play was a 35-
yard run by Ashley Davis,
one of nearly a dozen plays
for double-digit yardage by
the Shark offense.
It was three-and-out
for Liberty County on the
ensuing possession and the
Sharks drove 46 yards in
nine plays, eating nearly five
minutes off the clock to set
up a 38-yard field goal by
Mica Ashcraft.
Floyd intercepted Ford
on the next offensive snap,
the Sharks, after a penal-
ty, ending up on the Liberty
County 25. On the following
play, Davis dashed around
left end for the touchdown
and a 37-6 lead after Just's


extra point.
While putting the game
out of reach in the opening
nine minutes of the second
half, the Sharks held Liberty
County to zero net yards.
"We swarmed to it," said
Port St. Joe defensive coor-
dinator Chuck Gannon. "We
did a good job. We are just
trying to get better every
week."
Liberty County's Ervin
Young sprinted around end
for a 59-yard touchdown on
the penultimate play of. the
third quarter and Port St.
Joe's Greg Farmer finished
a punishing eight-play, 59-
yard drive to begin the fourth
quarter to complete the scor-
ing.
And Sharks, heading
into an open week, could see
the playoffs a little clearer on
the horizon.
After a week off, Port St.
Joe travels to Jay at 8 p.m.
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distanced by his
contributions."
For Redd's family it was
a day of smiles, of pride
and a few tears. Redd's
daughter, Gloria Wood, and
her husband and children,
and Oscar's son David,
were on hand to receive the
tokens of appreciation and
applause from the students
gathered in the commons
area at Wewahitchka High
School as the board made
its annual trek north.
"We're proud," Gloria
Wood said through red and
misty eyes. "It's real nice
for them to do that (for her
father)."
It was, though, only
appropriate, said board
member George Cox.
He noted that when a
middle school was created
in Port St. Joe in the mid-
1990's, Redd, who served
nearly 23 years on the
School Board, making him
the longest serving elected
official at the time in Gulf
County, was promised that
a similar project would be in
the offing for Wewahitchka.
Five years went by
before then-Superintendent
Jerry Kelley appointed a
committee to take up the
middle school issue in the
north end of the county.
Redd was named
the liaison between the
committee and the School
Board.
"He attended every
meeting," Cox, a member of
the committee, said. "We'd
tell him what we wanted and
he'd relay it to the School
Board. He'd bring back the
information from the School
Board to the committee.
"If it hadn't been for him,.
we wouldn't have gotten a
middle school, simple as
that. That is the perfect
place to have his name."
Wewahitchka Middle
School is now in its third
year and the new wing, which
will include six classrooms,
was transformed from vision
to reality in the past year as
the school district tweaked
its five-year facilities plan
with the state and budgeted
for construction.
The new wing will be
formally dedicated in Redd's
honor when construction
is completed in the coming
months.
"He was just very
integral, very supportive, of
our efforts to get the middle
school offL.the ground," said
principal Pam Lister. "It was
a struggle sometimes. He
was her9 from the inception
and provided support every
step of the way. He was
always there for me.
"I can think of nobody
more appropriate to name
the building after."


In other action during
Tuesday's meeting:
Board members were
given copies of the ratified
contract between the district
and its employees by union
chief Tom Ramos of Miracle
Strip Uniserv.
The new contract,
which covers 2005-2008,
included a 4 percent pay
increase, above the annual
incremental step increase
given all employees between
their third and 23rd year
with the district.
This year the step
increase averages about 1.3
percent across all salary
scales.
In addition, the
School Board increased its
contribution to employee
health insurance to $300 per
month, or about 76 percent
of the monthly premiums
on the basic employee-only
health plan.
Those terms were pretty
much what the union came
to the table proposing.
"It was a good
settlement," Ramos said. "It
was what we asked for."
Ramos noted that
only three "no" votes were
cast among the union
rank-and-file during the
ratification process. There
are approximately 300
instructional and non-
instructional employees in
the bargaining unit.
The Board approved
the purchase of four seven-
passenger vans from Cook-
Whitehead Ford. Cook-
Whitehead submitted the
low bid of $15,058 per van
forna total of $60,232.
The board approved
for advertisement more than
two dozen policy changes
regarding everything from
School Board rules to
Zero Tolerance measures
Pertaining to campus
crimes to infection control
guidelines.
The proposed changes
or amendments are available
for public viewing at the
district offices.
After undergoing a
slew of staff changes since
the previous school year,
Superintendent Tim Wilder
indicated that the six county
schools should be fully
staffed by the end of this
week.
*,Several.weeks of breath-
holding over availability of
diesel fuel seems to have
run its course, if only the
rise in the per-gallon price
would do the same.
Don Rich, district
director of transportation,
said the district appears to
be out of the woods as far
as any potential shortages,
saying that wholesaler
Jimmy Gander had been
able to keep the district's


fuel tanks topped off.
The price, though, is
another story. Rich said he
is currently paying $3.17
per gallon to keep the buses
moving. A year ago at this
time the district was paying
$1.72.
"I can't believe we would
consider $2.75 cheap, but
we are hoping the price
stabilizes and comes down,"
Rich said.


The legacy of Oscar Redd
was evident on Tuesday as
the School Board bestowed
plaques, pictures and a reso-
lution naming the new wing
at Wewahitchka Middle School
in Redd's honor on his fam-
ily, including son, David Redd,
daughter Gloria Wood, and
Gloria's husband, Tommy, and
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making.
Increasingly frustrated
with the board's inaction,
the Relocation Committee
secured a court order
requiring the commission
to show why they had not
yet verified the petition and
called a referendum.
On Dec. 19, 1963, the
commissioners conducted
at seven-and-a-half hour
session, during which time
they scoured the voting
rolls.
By 2 a.m. the next
rriorning, the commissioners
ratified as correct 530 of the
petition's 791 names, more
than the one-third required
to call the election.
If the commissioners were
reluctant to take the next
step, Marianna Judge Robert
McCrary forced their hands,
ruling in late December
that the board must either
2lpprove or reject the petition


by Jan. 28, 1964.
After failing to give
30 days notice of their
previously selected date, the
board unanimously voted to
hold the election during the
May 26 second democratic
primary.
McCrary suspended all
major repairs, improvements
or additions to the courthouse
until the question was
decided.
Dueling Agendas
In 1964, much of the
jail's second floor was being
used for storage space.
,The county's elected
officials kept their files in
vacant prison cells, their
offices too small to hold
an increasing amount of
paperwork.
David Gaskin, the county
attorney at the time of the
Aug. 1963 petition, said the
jail itself was antiquated,
accommodating only 25-30


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The Little Taxpayers,
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,opposed to relocation, mailed
this postcard to Tomlinson five
days before the election. The
flront features an image of the
INewahitchka courthouse and
'the reverse lays out the com-
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The Little Taxpayers argued
that the money needed to build
a new courthouse in Port St. Joe
could be better allocated by
repairing and building schools.
The committee's slogan: "A vote
against relocation now is a vote
tomorrow for your children."


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prisoners.
"You could pick a lock
with a toothpick," he noted.
Then City Clerk George
Core had a crowded, two-
room office on the first floor.
He remembered storing tax
records under the stairwell.
"Every time you needed a
book, it was on the bottom,"
said Core. "You never found
one on the top."
The Relocation
Committee used the
courthouse's inefficiencies
as one of its biggest talking
points.
In its public campaign,
the committee estimated the
yearly cost of maintaining
the courthouse at $12,000
a year.
The committee also
referenced a board decision,
made prior to the relocation
petition, to build a new jail at
a cost of $100,000.
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committee, plans by Norman
P. Gross, a Panama City
architect, were on file at the
clerk's office.
"Therefore, it is not a
question of whether to
build a new courthouse and
jail. That has already been
decided," wrote committee
chairman Tom Coldeway in
.a letter to voters priorto to the
election.
"It is a question of telling
the County Commissioners
where we want them."
Since 72 percent of
county residents lived in Port
St. Joe and paid 85 percent
of the county's taxes, Port St.
Joe was the logical choice for
the county seat, Coldeway
reasoned.
The Little Taxpayers
fired back, arguing the
courthouse's merits and
urging residents to oppose
relocation.
The committee
vehemently denied the
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claim that a new courthouse
and jail were already in the
works.
In a letter to the Gulf
County Breeze editor
Edward A. Bandjough, Little
Taxpayers Chairman Charles
Morgan went on record as
opposing a new courthouse
and jail built anywhere in
Gulf County.
"It is our position that a
new courthouse and jail is
not needed, and we oppose
now and at all times any
unnecessary increase in
taxes," wrote Morgan.
The Relocation
Committee argued that a new
courthouse could be built for
less than $500,000 and at a
minimal cost to taxpayers.
The Little Taxpayers
hinted that the money could
be used to fund new schools,
an argument that drew the
harshest criticisms from the
opposition.
A document taken from
the files of the late Relocation
Committee member Mark
Tomlinson, refutes the Little
Taxpayers claim, noting that
the state sets the amount of
honey the county can spend


on schools.
"Any increase in school
expenditures would have to
be approved by the voters,"
the document reads. "Schools
and courthouses are two
completely separate things
and should be left that way."
Undeterred, the Little
Taxpayers continued to link
the relocation and school
issues.
In a campaign postcard
addressed to Tomlinson
and postmarked five days
before the election, the Little
Taxpayers appealed directly
to parents, saying that a new
courthouse could wait while
new schools could not.
"A vote against relocation
now is a vote tomorrow for
your children," read the
slogan.
Newspaper Wars
As committee members
on both sides distributed
printed materials and
pleaded their cases over the
telephone, area newspapers
took decisive stands on the
relocation issue.
Wesley Ramsey, editor of
The Star, argued that it made
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The May 28, 1964 issue of The Star reported Port St. Joe's victory at the polls.


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economic sense to have a
courthouse in Port St. Joe,
where the majority of county
residents lived.
"It is considered foolish
these days to build a store
out in the middle of the piney
woods," wrote Ramsey in
his Nov. 21, 1963 "Etaoin
Shrdlu" column. "Since the
courthouse is the business
of Gulf County, it seems only
good business to put it where
the business is being carried
on."
During the 1964
campaign, the Gulf County
Breeze served as the Little
Taxpayers' voice.
Breeze editor Bandjough
was born in West Pennsylvania
and educated at the University
of Florida, where he nearly
completed his doctorate in
Renaissance Literature before
being recalled to the Navy
during the Korean War.
A self-professed
"northerner by birth and
southerner by choice,"
Bandjough took strong
exception to Ramsey's
characterization of his
adopted home.
In a 1964 "Battin' the
Breeze" column, Bandjough
wrote: "Naturally, too, I resent
Mr. Ramsey's statement
that Wewahitchka is an 'off
to the side' place and that
it is 'unnoticed and largely
forgotten by the bulk of the
people.' It borders on insult (if
indeed it is not insult) to the
people of this area."
"The Sudden Caressers of
the General Public"
When Bandjough was not
trading barbs with Ramsey,
he was leveling accusations
at the duPont interests, which
he believed to be behind the
entire relocation campaign.
In his column, Bandjough
warned readers not to trust
duPont executives when they
proclaimed the benefits of


;eat
relocation.
"For years, these sudden
caressers of the general pubic
have been trying to reduce
their own property valuations
and raise yours," Banjough
wrote. They were, he said,
motivated entirely by self-
interest.
To support his accusation,
the editor reprinted the county
commission minutes of two
1957 public hearings,
wherein a St. Joe
Paper Company sa
executive urged the
county to add a long : :
list of businesses to
the tax rolls.
"You would %#4;
be wise not to be r'ri
deceived by these "
new found friends," "-.
Bandjough concluded.
"The history of their
past actions makes : fr 't
all their sudden
sweetness and light a
mockery, a fraud. Can
they so suddenly have
changed their ways?
Not likely." Th
In a letter to the Count
editor appearing in mittee
the April 23, 1964 election
issue of the Breeze, one fii
Wewahitchka resident
Floria Ann Watson shared
Bandjough's scorn for the St.
Joe Paper Company.
"It's true St. Joe Paper
Company owns a lot of
property in Gulf County, but
they don't own the people,"
wrote Watson.
"If St. Joe Paper Company
wants a courthouse in St.
Joe, let them build one with
their money on top of the
paper mill."
'The Star countered with
an article that chastised the
Breeze for willfully misleading
the public.
The newspaper took its
rival to task for conflating
the St. Joe Paper Company,


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the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad and the Florida
National Bank with the non-
profit Alfred I. duPont Estate.
The Breeze had correctly
reported that the duPont
estate paid no income taxes
in the years 1959-1962.
It did not also note that the
St. Joe Paper Company and
its affiliates paid $35,313,668
in federal income taxes and


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he Committee for Relocation of the
y Seat mailed this letter to corn-
Smembers the week before the
on, urging them to participate in
nal campaign push.
$11,570,594 in state, county-
and city taxes during those
same years.
In a Star letter to the
editor, Anais Joughin Lilius
described the county's desolate
pre-duPont landscape, and
asked what would happen "if
the duPonts picked up all
their little marbles and went
home."
Port St. Joe businesses
would relocate and the city
would become a ghost town,
predicted Lilius, before
directing her attention north.
"And Wewahitchka,
what would happen to it?"
Lilius asked. "It would again
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The Relocation Committee
took pains to refute the notion
that the courthouse issue
was simply a fight between
Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe.
But the very thing they
denied, many county residents
freely admitted.
"St. Joe and Wewa
has always been opposed,"
said Gaskin. "The paper
mill workers from Wewa
were friends, the business
people were friends, but no,
one outside the business
community were friends."
Though friends,
Wewahitchka" and Port St.
Joe businessmen often found
themselves on opposing
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"The business people
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remembered Core, who called
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"We were mad with one
another, but we didn't know
why sometimes," said Core.
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the courthouse vote proved'
anticlimactic.
Encouraged by the Little
Taxpayers and Relocation
Committee members, a record
crowd, turned out to the May
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Early reports showed a
trend toward relocation, and
by 10 p.m., the petition had
passed, regardless of the
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Residents of
Wewahitchka, Dalkeith and
Overstreet overwhelmingly
favored retaining the county
seat.
The final vote was 2,4 10-
1,849.
Following the election, the
Breeze reported north Gulf
County's reaction as ranging
"from a few angry outbursts
to a few quiet tears."
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was, according to the
Breeze, one of "reluctant
acceptance."
In The Star, Ramsey
referenced the "long, hard
struggle" to bring the question
to the ballot.
He was encouraged by
what he described as an
unprecedented "unity of
purpose and cooperation"
among Port St. Joe residents.
Though, he had
been fiercely critical of
Wewahitchka's desire to
remain the county seat, he
extended an olive branch to
Port St. Joe's longtime rival.
"Be assured that the


Relocation Committee as ia
committee and as individuals
will work just as hard in the
future for your advancement
as we have to relocate the
county seat," wrote Ramsey.
"As you prosper, so do
we, and as we prosper, so di
you."
After tirelessly
campaigning against
relocation, the Breeze wa;s
not yet ready to extend itis
congratulations.
As the paper lamented
the loss of the courthouse, it
examined the cost of Port Si:.
Joe's victory:
"Wewahitchka hats
always been fiercly proud of
being Gulf County's county
seat, as would be any town
so fortunate. Losing this
treasured distinction will
come hard and not without
bitterness. The spoon of such
medicine is not often put in
the mouth of a town."
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dining room, deck around house for those cook-outs or watch-
ing the sunsets, home is on pilings, storage buildings, screened
porch for those fish frys, workshop, parking underneath. Short
walk to Bay.



NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT

ST. JOE CITY
COMMISSION MEETING

FOR APPROVAL OF TOWN

CENTER PLANNED UNIT

DEVELOPMENT
The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance which will approve
the Town Center Planned Unit Development Zoning District. The
title of the ordinance is as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO AND AMENDING THE ZON-
ING CODE; AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION CODE AND ZON-
ING MAP; DESIGNATING AND ESTABLISHING THE
TOWN CENTER PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT ZON-
ING DISTRICT; ADOPTING CERTAIN REGULATORY RE-
QUIREMENTS FOR THE TOWN CENTER PLANNED UNIT
DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT TO SUPERSEDE
REQUIREMENTS IN THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATION CODE; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held
on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at City of Port St. Joe
City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will occur at the same
location on October 18, 2005. Copies of the Ordinance are avail-
able for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be neces-
sary.
Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing
or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the
City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Cos-
tin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public
hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding
and should ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the
testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes
to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at
(850) 229-8261 ext. 114.


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Established 1937 -, Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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I A New Arrival


4975-A Cape San Bias Road 318-A
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port St. J
Business: 850-227-9000 Business
Toll-Free: 866-229-5525 Toll-Free

www.flbeaches.net


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oe, FL 32456
S: 850-229-9000
e: 877-229-9100


Apalachicola River. 'OFFERED @ 5699,000
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INDIAN SWAMP CAMPGROUND 18 3 acre campground
complete with 2 great homes, general store, restaurant
meeting hall, 3 fishing ponds, 10 RV sntes, rental cabins It,?
gazebos, just seconds from the boal romp and minutes to Ihe
Apalachicola River. OFFERED @ 5699,000 >I


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

Bob Pelc,
Agent
Mobile:
850-227-5374


A. K~kmFNDE r s... 7U-r rav
lot on coveted Indian pass
with sweeping views of the
3Gulf & Indian Lagoon. A
)perfect location for your
coastal dream home.
OFFERED @ $1,250,000

J Gail Haddock,
Agent
Mobile:
850-381-1562


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BAYFRONT lot on Cope San
Bias with 100' of frontage
on the pristine St. Joseph
Bay This secluded lot with
lush vegetation and lots of
* wildlife is the perfect spot to
build your dream vacation
home. $989,000

Gerald Alcorn,
SAgent
Mobile:
850-527-1436










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


IMAGINE SCALLOPING,
boating, & bird watching out-
side your back door! This
BAYFRONT coastAL COT-
TAGE IS FOR YOU. PRICED
TO SELL @ $315,000.


Clint Eason,
Agent
Mobile:
850-227-5251


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

Roger Bradley
Broker/Owner
850-229-9000


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

LOT IjiTINCS


Bayfront lot on Cape San Bias $850,000
GULF FRONT on Cape San Bias
$89z9,000
Bald Point Lot $185,000
Water's Edge Subdivision $425,000
Eastpoint BAYFRONT lot $499,000


IMAGINE SWEEPING
VIEWS of the Gulf. white
sandy beaches, & gorgeous
sunsets, this GULF FRONT
home has it all! Priced to
sell @ $1,250,000
Rachel Browning,
Agent
Mobile:
850-227-4056


FISH FROM YOUR BACK-=;
YARD! 100' of frontl-
age on the intercoastal in
Overstreet. Beautiful home-m
site! $329,000


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IF YOU ARE LOOKING for j
gorgeous views and speclacu-k
lar white sandy beaches, this H
GULF FRONT lot on ,Cape San
Bias is for you. Nice dunes &
great vegetation make this al
great location for your coastal
dream home. It won't lastIQ
long @ $899,000 4


NEARLY NEW WELL ma.noainedl
GULFVIEW home featjr.ng gron.
ite countertops, stainless appli-
qnces, BAMBOO floor ng, 1 block
to beach access & views of Mon-
ey Bayou. FEMA flood, lucrative(
rental, & morel .$547,000


Mexico Beach corner lot on Hwy 98
$425,00
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


CALL S FOR YOUR FREE~ ~ ']~ PROERY A'1 JfiLUE AA YS1 H-I


Isabella Starr Mora,
daughter of Rosendo Mora
and Sabrina Canington was
born on October 6th at Gulf
Coast Medical Center. She
weighed 9 lbs, 12 oz and was
21.5 inches long. Isabella is
the grand-daughter of Lavon
& Tammy Canington of Port
St. Joe and Tim & Macheri
Slaton of Clevelend, Georgia.






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Carter Graydon

Roberson

Chris and Kiki Roberson
are proud to announce the
birth of their son, Carter
Graydon Roberson. He was
born at 2:19 p.m. on Friday,
Sept. 2 at Bayfront Medical in
St. Petersburg, Carter weighed.
seven pounds, 15 ounces and
was 19.875 inches long.
His proud grandparents
are Walter and Desda Fields
of Kinard and Ralph and
Margaret Roberson of Port
St. Joe. His great grandpar-
ents are Gene and. Margaret
Harper of Port St. Joe, Eugenia
Shannon of Montgomery, AL,
Walter and Clair Roberson of
Port St. Joe and Cupid and
Bessie Herold of Tallahassee.
His great great-grandmother
is Lois Wise of Port St. Joe.

Junior Museum

of Bay County

Hosts International

Celebration

The Junior Museum of Bay
County and GFWC Gulf Coast
Woman's Club International
Affairs Department will pres-
ent an international celebra-
tion, Saturday, October 15
from to 4 p.m. at the Bay
County Junior Museum. The
celebration includes danc-
ing, tea ceremony, cultural
displays, music and a fash-
ion show of traditional ethnic
dress from countries around
the world. Admission is free,
bring the family and enjoy
the fun. For more informa-
tion please call 760-6128 or
874-2891.

Gulf Coast

Women's Club

The Gulf Coast Women's
club is sponsoring it's 3rd
Annual "Decoration for The
Holidays. "Award winning flo-
ral designer Kirby Holt will
do demonstrations and great
decorating ideas. How about
putting lights on a tree in 10
minutes. The program will
be held October 20, 10 a.m.
or 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity
Center First United Methodist
Church. Tickets $10 advanced
or $12 at the door. For more
information call 763-0631 or
763-2518.


Barbara Shirley-Scott of
Wewahitchka and Samuel Mc-
Cord of St Louis were joined
in holy matrimony at 5 p.m.,
Friday, October 7, at a pri-
vate family ceremony con-
ducted by Fr. Jerry Huft at
the new St. John the Baptist


Episcopal Church just north
of Wewahitchka. Barbara is a
retired Gulf Couny educator
and Sam is a financial bro-
ker. They will be at home in
Wewahitchka during the win-
ter months and in Banner Elk,
NC during the summer.


Kijowski Brake
Friends and family of a beach get together. These
Sabrina Kijowski and Bobby events will occur at the Dixie
D. Brake with to announce Bell Curve at 12 noon refresh-
their upcoming wedding which ments will be supplied. So
will take place on October 13, come on, bring your beach
in Bay County. Sabrina and chairs and wish the happy
Bobby would like to invite couple a long, and happy life
their friends and family to together. R.S.V.P would be
join them in celebrating their greatly appreciated by calling,
marriage on October 16, with Sabrina at: 874-9231.



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Laird/Sylvester To Wed


Tiffany DeAnne is the
daughter of Charles and
Brenda Laird and Gina and
Doug Crane. She is the grand-
daughter of Danny and Opal
Brogdon, Rodney Laird, Budy
Parker and the late Brenda
Parker, all of Wewahitchka.
Tiffany is the great grand-
daughter of Cubie Laird of
Wewa, Alva Lee Parker of
Wewa, and Tony and Bonnie
Mckloski, of Niceville, Fl.
Jacob William Sylvester is
the son of Steven and Teresa
Sylvester of Wewahitchka
as well as Littleton, New
Hampshire. He is the grandson
of David and Betty Svlvester


of Littleton, NH, and Ethel
Caswell of Mexico Beach.
Jacob is the great grandson
of Elenor Smith of Lincoln,
N.H.
The two will be exchang-
ing wedding vows on October
15.
The wedding ceremo-
ny will be held at 3 p.m.
C.T. in the afternoon at Glad
Tidings Assembly of God
of Wewahitchka. The recep-.
tion will be held immediate-
ly following the ceremony at
Toucans Restaurant of Mexico
Beach. All friends and rela-
tives are invited to attend.


Mashburn/Patterson To Wed


Wayne Mashburn of
Panama City, Florida and
Wanda Mashburn of Leesburg,
Florida announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter,
Jacqueline Mashburn to
Jarred Patterson son of Mr.
and Mrs. Pat Patterson of Port
St. Joe. The bride-elect is a
1998 graduate of Mosley High
school and a 2002 gradu-
ate of Florida State University.
She is employed at Port St.
Joe Elementary School as a


Kindergarten Teacher. Her
fiance is a 1998 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School
and a 2005 graduate of Barry
University School of Law. He
is employed at the Office of the
State Attorney 14th Judicial
Circuit as an Assistant State
Attorney. A December 3rd
wedding is planned for 2 p.m.
at First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe. A reception will follow
at the Centennial Building All
friends and family are invit-
ed.


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News Column
Faith Christian School


The student body of
Faith Christian School comes
from about 20-25 different
churches throughout our
area. We find this impressive.,
From time to time, we hear
requests for prayer from
students about those they
love. Pastors and friends can
be assured that prayers are
being spoken by the faculty,
staff, and students of Faith
Christian School.
With construction
taking place, we have
suddenly found ourselves in
a "parking crisis." Though
this is temporary, it has
the potential of becoming
dangerous. Parents, guests,
and students should be aware
of the changes in parking,
student drop-off points, and
the use of student volunteers
to escort your child into the
pre-school building at the
Marvin Avenue entrance.
Care and caution must be
taken, especially on Marvin
Avenue. Of course, please
drive safely in any school
zone.
Many of our teachers
attended the Pensacola
Christian College Teacher's
Seminar on October 10-11.
They had a chance to observe
and interact with teachers,
writers, and publishers of the
ABEKA curriculum (which is


our major curriculum here
at FCS). Different faculty
members attend each year
and return with a fresh and
renewed desire to teach well
in the classroom! Welcome
back staff!
This week's staff profile is
Sheri Peltzman. She is new
to our FCS family as well as
Faith Bible Church. She and
her family husband Phillip
(featured in last weeks Lion's
Tale) and daughters, Kristian
and Taylor come to us from
the Dallas, Texas area. Sheri
is being mentored and trained
to take the fourth grade
teaching position. Among
her many skills and talents,
Sheri is a swim coach. Again,
we are delighted to have the
Peltzmans here in Port St.
Joe.
,And finally, the first 9-
week grading period has
come to an end. Report
cards will be sent home on
Tuesday, October, 18th.
We are delighted with the
excellent work put forth by
our students. It is a joy to
watch them grow "in wisdom
and stature."


Port St. Joe Elementary Peacebuilders

The Peacebuilders this week at Port St. Joe Elementary are:
back row (1l-r) Brandon Brant, Kindergarten; Ryan Teal, 2nd
Grade; Ethan Sander, 1st Grade; Brittnee Peak, 5th Grade; Emily
Balestracci, 3rd Grade; front row, Brittany King, 4th Grade; Sarah
,Young, Pre-k.


NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT

ST. JOE CITY

COMMISSION MEETING

FOR APPROVAL OF

VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION

OF PROPERTY

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance which will consider
action on a Petition for Voluntary Annexation of property into the
City of Port St. Joe. The title of the ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE VOLUNTARY
ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS ADJACENT TO THE
NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING
A LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE LANDS TO BE AN-
NEXED; PROVIDING FOR THE REDEFINING OF CITY
BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE SAID LANDS; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE

The property to be annexed is located generally in Sections 4, 8,
9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 26 and 27 of Township 7 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida. A complete legal description of the
property by metes and bounds measurements and a copy of the
ordinance can be obtained at the Clerk's office.

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held
on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at City of Port St. Joe
City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will occur at the same
location on October 18, 2005. Copies of the Ordinance are avail-
able for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be neces-
sary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing
or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the
City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Cos-
tin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the-public
hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made during the hearing will need a record*of the proceeding
and should ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the
testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes
to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at
(850) 229-8261 ext. 114.


Publish Oclober 13 and October 20. 2005


S/ARK


TALK


By Megan Bottkol
Over 500 years ago
Columbus set his sails to
discover what lay beyond the
known world. Some said that
he would fail, and probably
sail off the edge of the world.
He was off on an adventure
to discover new lands and
expand the Spanish empire.
It is finally time for us to set
our own sails and discover
new things for ourselves. It is
up to us to explore our world
beyond what we already
think or know. Some of us
will travel far and wide, while
others will never venture far
from home. The choice of a
lifetime lies ahead of us. The
only question left is, will you
stay or will you go?
Attention juniors and
sophomores, on October 12
is the PSAT. You need to
take this as a practice test
for the SAT. It is the most


important standardized test
for entry into college. Sign up
in the office with Mrs. Kite as
soon as possible. On the 17
of October juniors will take
the ASVAB test; an aptitude
test for anyone thinking
about entry into the military.
Students, please be aware of
these upcoming dates. If you
have any questions, go to the
guidance office and speak
with Mrs. Kite.
The first nine weeks ends
on October 7. You know what
that means; its report card
time, eek! Report cards will
be handed out on October
18 during home room.
Gold cards will be issued to
students on October 27.
Attention seniors: A
$50 dollar fee for the senior
trip is due on October 20.
Please hand in exact cash or
check made out to Port Saint
Joe High School to Mrs.


Prevention Workshop at Gulf Coast

The Lifelong Learning Division of Gulf Coast Community
College will host the Bay County Health Department's Human
Sexuality Workshop, titled "Promoting Prevention Together,"
on October 18 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Student Union
East building on campus.
The workshop is designed for administrators, teachers,
students, school nurses, social workers, psychologists,
Department of Health staff and parents. Topics such as HIV/
STD, pregnancy prevention and abstinence will be addressed.
The workshop will feature guest. speakers, community
resources, instructional strategies and instructional
resources.
The workshop is free of cost and open to the public. For
additional information, contact Sherrie Lock at 872-3819.

Gulf County Scholarship Program

The Gulf County Scholarship Program is having their
major fundraiser this year by hosting a photography
opportunity for all Gulf County children ages 3 months to
10 years old. For $9.95 parents can pre-purchase a package
containing 1-8x10, 2-5x7's and 8 wallets and all proceeds
benefit the scholarship program. Pictures will be taken
in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka the week of October 17
through 23rd and the company provides the wardrobe *of
tuxedos, gowns and props. These packages will make great
Christmas presents! Please contact Port St. Joe Elementary
or Wewahitchka Elementary schools for more information;


Boy Scout Troop 47 Sincerely Thanks

our Financial Contributors
Rotary Club, Williams Plumbing, Ace Hardware, Natalie
Shoaf Realtor, Gulf Coast Reality Inc, Kiwanis Club, The
Bank, Hannon Insurance, Wonder Bar, Carpet Country,
VFW Post 10069, Capital City Bank, Bayside Savings Bank,
Emerald Coast Credit Union, Tyndall Credit Union, George
and Cindy Tong, Peak Unlimited.


110 Barrier Dunes
Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-3200

,800-713-9695


Brian Burkett
REALTOR
227-8892


Betty Caughey
REALTOR
625-6197


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molding, granite in Kit., Wet Bat BA;
other BA'S marble. Gorgeous sunsets over the
Gulf. Has not been on rental program. MLS#
107640 $825,000" .


Gulf View Cottage with open floor plan liv-
ing room with fireplace, family room, office,
large screened porch with hot tub, large open
front deck with great view of gulf, workshop
and large cedar-lined closet downstairs. MLS#
107330 $695,000


Victor Ramos Debbe Wibberg
REALTOR REALTOR
340-1216 227-6178


Jubilation at Cape San Bias. Corner lot in
one of the Cape's premiere 'subdivision, offer-
ing a swimming pool with beach club house,
beautiful landscaping, and deeded Gulf access
via community boardwalk. MLS# 107302
$489,000.


2BR/2.5BA Well-Maintained Townhome.
Furnished town home located close to the
beach, clubhouse and pool. Community also
provides tennis courts, stocked fishing ponds,
and a playground. MLS# 105945 $460,000


Alcorn before the October 20
deadline. This money will go
to the fund for the senior trip
to Disney World. Senior year
is turning out to be the most
expensive year of our entire
high school career. But it
pays off in the long run;
remember you are your own
best investment.
The Student Council will
be selling Yankee Candles for
their organization, so please
show your support. You will
be helping out your local
student council chapter. This
sale is taking place during
the weeks of October 3
through the 14 so order your
candles as soon as possible.
Student Council members,
your candle money is due
on October 17. Make sure to
bring your completed order
forms and money to school
'on that date.
Congratulations to the
Keyettes! They have raised
over $300 dollars by selling
Breast Cancer Awareness
bracelets. The money
is being used to help pay
medical bills, for Mrs. Becky
White. If you or anyone you


COastal 8048 Cape San Blas Road

Realty Cape San Bias, FL
S r u850-227-7770
&roup 800-584-1566


Elva Peden
REALTOR
HM 227-3475


Paul Penn
REALTOR
866-2853


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


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Gorgeous Viewsl Nearly 1450 sqft of deck
space, 6BR/5.5BA. Gated community with
pool near St. Joseph State Park. MLS# 103415
$1,200,000


Gretchen Upchurch
REALTOR
227-5543


Preston Russ
Broker
227-8890


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Immaculate canal side home with covered
boat slip and enclosed garage, open floor plan
2BR/2BA master has private sitting area.
MLS#107377 $545,000


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Located in Beautiful Barrier Dunes, gated
community with 2 pools, tennis courts, mani-
cured grounds, playground and stocked fish-
ing ponds. This 2BR/2BA unit is nicely fur-
nished with great views of the Gulf from both
bedrooms and has an excellent rental history.
MLS# 107362 $489,000


LOTS AND LAND


East Bay Plantation Lots .......................................................... Starting at $199,000
SouthGate in Port St. Joe lot.............................................................. $139,900
1st Tier X-Flood Jubilation...............................................................only $785,000
Sunset Point Lot............................................................................ $450,000
X-Flood Zone Bay View Lot ........................ .......................................... $449,000
X-Flood ZoneAvalon Drive................................................................... $585,500
Palm Breeze Lots Starting at ..................................................................$78,000
Seagrass Gulf View Lot .......................................................................$595,000
Scenic Hwy C-30 Lot ............................................. ..... ................... $375,000


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know would like to make
a contribution to this fund,
please contact Ms. Barbee.
The Keyettes are also kicking
off their partnership with
Bay St. Joseph Care this
month. They with be playing
Bingo with the residents of
this retirement community
on Monday and Thursdays.
Halloween is creeping up
on us and that means time
off with no responsibilities
for our students. Fall Break
is October 24 through the
26. So have fun and get
refreshed so you will be ready
to begin the last nine weeks
of the fall semester.
Our future lies brightly on
the horizon and we are sailing
fast to meet it. Remember
the good 'times and how
your friends and family have
shaped the person that you
have become. Hold onto the
lessons you have learned,
and look forward to a bigger,
brighter future. All you have
to do to begin is set your sails
to the wind and explore your
new world; it lies at your feet
to be discovered.


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 13, 2005 3B


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


Port St. Joe Elementary to Host Open House

Port St. Joe Elementary School will host an Open House
on Thursday, October 13 from 5-6 p.m. Classrooms will be
open for parents to visit and see what the students have been
doing for the first nine weeks of the school year. The school
encourages families to be active partners in the education of
our boys and girls.




Bailey Bishop &


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4B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 13, 2005 Established 1937 SerWng Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


News From the Halls of


Wewahitchka

High School


Seventh Graders Conduct Verb Funeral
Recently at Port St. Joe Middle School, Mrs. Knox's seventh grade language arts classes
took time to bury their linking verbs in order to help them learn to use action verbs instead
Each class had a "preacher", a "grave digger" and the students participated by dressing up
making coffins for their verbs, playing musical instruments and writing eulogies.
The purpose of this activity is to enhance their writing and to get ready for the FCAT in
February.


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will be held in April for the
following year.
The BETA club is a
national organization and
according to their website
(http: //www.betaclub.
org/) the purpose of the
National BETA Club "shall
be to promote the ideals
of character, service
and leadership among
elementary and secondary
school students, to reward
meritorious achievement
and to encourage and assist
students in continuing
their education after high
school." Their creed stresses
honesty, justice, service,
cooperation, responsibility,
industriousness, humility
and charity.
The Student Spotlight
for this week shines on Adam
Murphy. Adam arrives early
each morning to proudly hoist
the flag high on the pole in
front of our school. He. listens
intently for the sound of rain
and almost before the first
drop hits the ground Adam is
outside taking the flag down.
Over the summer Adam
worked at the school helping
to paint, sandblast and get
the school ready for the new


Greetings from
the Swamp.
Wewahitchka High
School's new club schedule
has allowed students
the opportunity to join a'
variety of clubs. This week's
spotlight is on our BETA
Club. According to Ms. Rosa
Feltrop, BETA Club sponsor,
the National BETA Club
promotes character, develops
leadership skills, encourages
s service involvement,
. recognizes achievement,
, and provides technological
advantages to students in
grades 9 12. This year's
president of Beta Club is
Shane McDonald, Vice
President is Justin Barnes
and secretary is Jenny
Wiggleworth and treasurer is
to be announced. This year's
Beta Club service project is
"Relay for Life" which will be
held March 31,2006. Our goal
for Relay for Life is to raise
$35,000. Anyone interested
in becoming a team please
contact our officers. The
induction ceremony will take
place in November for new
members and new elections


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GOLFERS PARADISE 724 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD
3/2.5 townhouse, next to the Country Club. Great
view of the golf course. In good condition. Hom-
eowners Association. MLS#106604. $247,500.


1120 COUNTRY CLUB RD.
3br/3b home on the 8th tee at St. Joe Bay C.C.
Approxi1850 sq. ft. Lovely country setting yet
close to town. Large lot(.98ac). $525,000. MLS #
107116. Eve. Perry McFarland, Realtor Assoc.
229-6153.







630 SEACLIFFS DRIVE
4br/4.5ba townhome overlooking the pool and
a great gulf view. All furnishings included in sale.
Great Buy at $575,000. MLS# 107144.


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


Beautiful waterfront lot with (as per owner) "deep"
water access. High and dry w/154' frontage.
Almost 3/4 ac. MLS#105201. $425,000.


year. Besides putting up the
flag Adam is the crossing
guard after school helping to
keep the students safe. Adam
is also the football manager.
What do others have to
say about Adam? "He is one
of the hardest working young
men I know, he worked all
summer, painting, cutting
grass, moving furniture, and
he is very proud of Wewa!"
said Dennis Tidwell.
"Adam is always helping
with the football team, he
is. there for every practice
and every game helping in
any way he can," said Rosa
Feltrop.
"Adam is always willing to
help and tackles jobs that are
not easy such as rearranging
our text book storage room,"
said Priscilla Cox.

Wewahitchka
Elementary
Students of the Week
The Students of the
Week from Wewahitchka
Elementary School for
the week of September
30 are; Kindergarten.
Montana Nunery; 2nd
grade, Mileena Shirah;
3rd grade, Brittany
Griffin; 5th grade,
Damion Jones and 6th
grade, Doni Lanier.
Congratulations to
all of the Students of the
Week. Keep up the good
work!


2720 CR-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Office: 850-227-1501

Toll Free: 800-876-2611
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias,
Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding Areas.
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner


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1st TIER GULF LOT
Prestigious development. Beartiful lot with
boardwalk access to the beach. Also has
community pool. Assoc. dues $800 yr. MLS#
103724. $575,000.


OVERSTREET, 4090 CR 386
Beautiful triple wide, 3/2 MH with deck on front.
Only 4 miles from beach. Land area is 2.61ac.
w/50'x75' fish pond. Has two storage sheds, one
with garage. Fenced back yard. MLS#104116.
$350,000.


6975 CAPE SAN BLAS RD
new 3/3 home. Great view of the gulf. Also
view of the bay. Deeded access to the beach.
Flood zone "X". Large (1/2 ac.) high and dry
lot. Ask for Tom Todd or any agent.
MLS#107862. $737,500








125 BELLAMY CIRCLr
4 BR/2 BA home. 2000 sq. ft. Spacious fami ly room
with cedar walls. Beautiful fireplace. Large trees in
quiet neighborhood. MLS#104751 $189,900.
Eve. Perry McFarland, Realtor Associate, 850-
229-6153.








RIVERFRONT WEWAHITCHKA
Beautiful riverfront lot (.83 acres) on Corn Griffin
Rd. Has numerous huge trees. Excellent view of
river MLS#neighborho01613. $250,000. Owner financ-
ing possible.


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9141 Cockles Dr. (2 avl.)
129 Cortez (3 avl.)
220 Whiting St.
4023 Cape San Bias Rd. (2avl.)


St. Joe Beach
St. Joe Beach
Highland View
1.18Acres


$225,000 ea. Tom Graney, Realtor Associate
$368,000 ea. Perry McFarland, Realtor Associate
$300,000 Any Agent
$1,150,000 ea. Tom Graney, Realtor Associate


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Free Emergency Response

Training at GCCC

Gulf Coast Community College, in conjunction with the
University of Miami, will present free Emergency Response
to Terrorism training on October 26 and 27 from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. on the second floor of the Student Union East building
on campus.
The course provides scenario- and simulation-based,
hands-on training exercises presented for a multidisciplinary
population of learners, and first responders such as
paramedics/firefighters, emergency medical technicians,
hospital personnel, and law-enforcement officers. The global
learning objectives/outcome measures for the course are t
o:
Recognize a potential terrorist incident and initiate
operations;
Implement personal and public safety protective
measures;
Perform appropriate decontamination;
Implement the incident and unified command
systems and perform;
Effective intra- and inter-agency communication;
Provide emergency medical care specific to incident/
patient type(s);
The course has been approved by various government
agencies and will provide 16 hours CEU for paramedics,
EMTs and firefighters, as well as 15.5 nurses contact hours.
Participants are advised to bring with them on both days a towel
and comfortable clothing to wear under the decontamination
suit (shorts and a t-shirt are recommended).
For additional information, call Sherrie Lock, coordinator
of Health and Environment Continued Education, at 872-
3819.


Thank You to County

Extension Agents

The Norris D. Langston Youth Scholarship Foundation
and the 21st Century Community Learning Center would
like to thank the Gulf County Extension Department for
their support of our After-School Enrichment Program. Their
representative, Mildred Melvin shared Disaster Preparedness
Issues with each child. During this program the children
were able to learn about different kinds of disasters and how
to be ready if they approach our county. This program is
proud to work with the Gulf County Extension Department
and we are fortunate that they are Partners in Education
with the Gulf County School System. We look forward to
working with them in the future.


October is Health Literacy Month


Class of '95 High School Reunion
The "Class of 1995" recently held their 10 year class reunion on October
7 & 8. There were 34 classmates in attendance. On October 7, they had
a "Meet and Greet" held at the RS.J. Commons Area, On October 8,
they had a "Family Day" at the beach, along with a "Semi-Formal Class
Dinner" that night. Not pictured are Antwione Allen and Brian Cathy.


Dinosaurs Return to the Mary


Brogan Museum of Art and Science
Nothing captures the these creatures. There will
imagination like the mention be fierce meat-eaters, such
of Dinosaurs! More people as Deinonychus as well as
have been attracted to the herbivores like Stegosaurus
nation's museums by the and Pachycephalosaurus.
mystery of dinosaurs than Fourteen different dinosaurs
most other exhibition themes. and reptiles will be on display
We invite you to come and at The Brogan Museum from
experience life as it was in November 12 through May
the Jurrasic Period at The 14.
Mary Brogan Museum of Art Don't miss the biggest
and Science, in Tallahassee Dinosaur party of this
Viewing of these Pre-historic epochl Join on November 11
creatures will be free with from 1p.m. til 4 p.m. as we
paid admission. celebrate the opening of our
Their size defies logic, greatest dinosaur exhibit yet.
Their disappearance is a DINO-RAMA is a Mesozic
mystery. People are amazed carnival that will be' fun
by new research that shows for the whole family. There
how some were nurturing will be hands-on activities,
mothers and others, long Dinosaur Egg Hunt,
thought to be terrible and Dinosaur Trivia Contest,
vicious killers, actually ate
"road kill" or what other Prehistoric Preschool, face
species "left behind." Learn painting, and much morel
these interesting facts and Dinosaur lovers will also
more as you follow in the enjoy tours of our exhibit
footsteps of archeologists as well as an opportunity
and scientists who have gone to tour TUTANKHAMUN:
before you and uncovered "Wonderful Things" From
these breath-taking beasts. the Pharoah's Tomb before
From T-Rex to the exhibit closes. Don't miss
Triceratops, there is more we this opportunity to party with
don't know about dinosaurs the Brogan-Mesozic style!
than what we do know. Come view these million-
This November, The year-old creatures,and
Brogan Museum will feature experience the long forgotten
the largest collection of time that they lived in. The
dinosaurs and prehistoric Mary Brogan Museum of Art
reptiles Tallahassee has and Science is located at 350
ever seen. DINOSAURS: South Duval Street. For more
Mesozic Urban Legends will information please contact:
bring the past to life as we Chucha Barber (850) 513-
unravel the truths behind 070, X229.


Did you know that nearly
one out of every two adults in the
U.S. has trouble understanding
health information? The ability
to read, understand and act
upon health information is called
health literacy. Health literacy is
not just about reading skills.
It can be a problem for anyone
regardless of their education or
economic level.
October marks the fifth
annual Health Literacy Month, a
time to raise awareness about tools
and resources that are available
to improve understanding
and communication of health
information.
"It is absolutely critical that
Floridians understand the health
information they receive in order
to stay well or get better," said
Florida Department of Health
(DOH) Secretary M. Rony
Franeois, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.
"The Department has joined
forces with the Partnership for
Clear Health Communication to
help Florida's citizens improve
their health literacy skills
through a new program called
"Ask Me 3."
"Ask Me 3" is a simple set
of questions that you should ask


your doctor, nurse or pharmacist
at every visit. The questions
are:
What is my main problem?
What do I need to do?
Why is it important for me
to do this?
Ask the three questions
and be sure you understand
the answers your doctor, nurse
or pharmacist gives you. If you
do not understand the answers,
ask him or her to explain the
information again. Don't be shy -
your doctor, nurse or pharmacist
wants to help you understand
your medical conditions and
treatment instructions.
If a person understands his
or her medical condition and
treatment, he or she is more likely
to follow the doctor's instructions
and get better sooner and with
fewer complications. Not only
does this lower our health care
costs but, more importantly, it
helps Floridians lead healthier
lives.
For more information about
the Ask Me 3 program, please
visit DOH Web site at www.doh.
state.fl.us and click on the Read
for Health logo or visit www.
askme3.org.


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CHURCH NEWS


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

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


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

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 600p.m.
Evening Wrship: 7:00 p.m.
K All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
Jeff Wbiity
Minister of MusicYouth
Dtborah L ess.
Director of Childnm Ministries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

pigtolan view ap Cbr
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


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




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( 7111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SidiqWoeisip Series: 9:00 a.m. CST
SnudqSchl: 10:15 a.m.CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people ol exie Ietch United Methodist hichk
NERSiNY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Po. rt S. Joe
Joi us in worship. Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& 7.
Cathy Rutherford j Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Faml fe Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net Wv ewahitchka
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


I Oak Grove Assemblytof od W
David T. fernandez,. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 .adison Street Port St.Joe. C
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am MidWeek .eal 5:00pm
Morning Worship 10:45am Mtd Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Kids on the Move 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Monday- 6:30pm
Ladles Ministry Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise, t Worship- tPreaching the'Pure Word


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
I/ Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
1A \ Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
.Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue!)


A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
L A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAGeneral Assembly 9:45a.m. Bible Study al ages 10am.
Morning Worship 11 am. 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 trmsteth 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
.t a 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE

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

1 The friendly place to worship! AH

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

"A Reformed Voice
] A in the Community"

' II O J ^ Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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

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


Long Avenue Baptist Church U

Where Faith, Family dc

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


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


the Gates" at Faith Bible Church


Faith Bible Church, 801
20th Street in Port St. Joe,
is hosting a special screen-
ing of the abridged version of
Beyond the Gates of Splendor
on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.
In January 1956, five
young American missionar-
ies attempted to make con-
tact with a remote, violent
tribe living in the jungles of

Upward


Basketball
Register at Long Avenue
Baptist Church 1601 Long
Avenue, Port St Joe FL. Of-
fice hours 9:00 am 5:00 p.m.
Registration open until No-
vember 1


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& Rummage Sale
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church will be holding its
annual Craft & Rummage
Sale on Saturday, October 22,
from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
church, located on 15th Street
in Mexico Beach. A wide vari-
ety of items will be available
for sale. A limited number
of crafts tables will be avail-
able for rent for $10. Please
contact Geri McCarthy at 647-
3438 if you are interested in
renting a table. Mark your
calendars now for October 22
and plan to come by and enjoy
the treasure hunting.


Lawrence H.
Conley


Lawrence H. Conley, 88
died Saturday, October 8.
The memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday,
October 15, at Ascension
Lutheran Church, 3975 W.
Hwy 90, Marianna, FL 32446,
(850)482-4691.Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society or the
Ascension Lutheran Church
in lieu of flowers.Lawrence
was a resident of Mexico
Beach, Fl until 2004 when
he moved to Marianna, FL.
He and his wife Vesta, moved
to Florida in 1973 from their
home in Warren, Michigan
where he was employed by
Eaton Corporation. He was in
the Army during WW-II where
he served as a Medical tech
on a Liberty ship.Survivors
include his wife of 67 years
Vesta B. (Perry) Conley and
five children: Larry and Carole
Conley, Jerry and Sherrie
Conley, Vee Ann and John
Wieferman, Trudy and John
Lee, and Mark Conley. Fifteen
Grandchildren, Twenty-six
Great Grandchildren and Ten
Great Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death
by Laura Hess Granddaughter
and Bruce Dubay Grandson.
The family thanks everyone
for their prayers.

Doris Whealton

Mrs. Doris Whealton, 84,
born in Climax, Ga., passed
away on Tuesday, October 4.
Mrs. Whealton had been a
resident of Port St. Joe since


Ecuador, now known as the
Waodani. An initial friendly
contact turned violent two
days later, resulting in the
spearing deaths of Jim Elliot,
Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Pete
Fleming, and Roger Youderian
by the Waodani tribesmen.
Following the killings, the wife
and young daughter of one
of the men, and the sister of
another went to live with the
tribe's people. After just two
years, the homicide rate of
the Waodani dropped ninety
percent.
Fifty years after the spear-
ings, two powerful films are
being released that chronicle
the deaths, reconciliation, and
transformation that occurred
between the violent tribe and
the missionary families that


went to the Amazon to save
them from virtual extinction.
The first film, Beyond
the Gates, is an .award-win-
ning documentary released on
DVD this month.
Then in January 2006,
End of the Spear, a feature
film told from the Waodani
perspective, will be released
in theaters in conjunction with
the 50th remembrance anni-
versary of the five deaths. The
story of the five young martyrs
impacted the world in a sig-
nificant way in 1956, and is
about to impact a new genera-
tion again through the release
of these powerful films.
For more information on
Beyond the Gates, visit www.
beyondthegatesthemovie.com.


Our Visit To Lake Charles


Florida Baptist Disaster
Relief called again the other
day.
Hurricane Rita went through
Lake Charles and left them in
a bad way.
By now we knew what
to look for; we got ready and
didn't think twice. These
hurricanes have pretty names,
but their temperament is not
very nice.
We made it there in about
12 hours, making a stop
now and then. We rested up
that night, next day the work
would begin.
She had us write our
name on a piece of paper then,
She said if you won't take pay,
I'll pray for you friend.


the 1940's, and worked for
the St. Joseph Telephone and
Telegraph Company for more
. than 30 years. She was a
supervisor in the accounting
department when she retired
in 1985. She was an active
member of the First United
Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe, serving as church trea-
surer for 15 years. To honor
her on her retirement from
that position, the church
celebrated "Doris Whealton
Day" on February 13, 2005.
Among her survivors are her
son, Stephen Allen Whealton
of Washington D.C.; a sister,
Laura Geddie, of Port St.
Joe; nieces, Mickey Friedman
of New York City; Margaret
Harden, of Benson AZ; Jean
Waitman of Cheyenne, WY;
and numerous other fam-
ily members.Funeral services
were held Saturday, Oct. 8 at
2 p.m. EDT at the First United
Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe, with the Rev. Dan Rhodes
officiating.Interment followed
in Holly Hill Cemetery. The
family received friends at the
church one hour prior to the
service. In lieu of flowers,
those who wish may make
donations to the First United
Methodist Church in Mrs.
Whealton's memory.Comforter
Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements.

Jeri Delaine

Haynes

Jeri Delaine "Laney"
Haynes, 10, of Panama City,
passed away Thursday,
October 6 in Gainesville.
Laney was a student at Hiland


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2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.
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We did a lot of work and
it was real hot too, But the
blessings we received were
more than a few.
At our last gas stop, a
man named Tim, Came .up
and asked if I'd pray for him.
I prayed for him and he
prayed the sinner's prayer, I
believe he was saved when he
left there.
We didn't do this for
fortune and fame, But I'd
like to share my Christian
brother's names,
Temple, Harry Lee,
Robert, Tony and Teedy. A
better bunch you'll never find,
to work and help the needy.
Billy Johnson


Park Elementary School, a
member of Girls, Inc., and
Girl Scout Troop 537 in
Panama City. She enjoyed roll-
er skating, riding her bicycle,
Friday nights at Gymnastics
Plus, arcades and go-karts.
Survivors include her par-
ents, Becky Carr of Panama
City and Jerry Haynes, III of
Conroe, TX; her grandpar-
ents, Richard and Glenda
Carr of Overstreet, Gloria
Taylor of Sierra Vista, AZ, and
Jerry Napoleon Haynes, Jr.
of Mahattpan, MA; her great-
grandmother, Mildred Wilson
of Oak Grove; and her sis-
ter, Olivia Haynes of Conroe,
TX. The funeral service was
held at 11 a.m. EDT (10 CT)
on Tuesday, October 11 at
the Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church, located at 613
Madison Street in Port St. Joe.
The service was ,conducted
by the Rev. David Fernandez.
Interment followed in the fam-
ily plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

"Thank You"
The family of Foy E.
Adams would like to say thank
you to all for the phone calls,
cards, visits, flowers, Gideon
Memorial Bibles and most of
all your prayers during this
time in our lives. Special
"thank you's" to Bro. Joey
Smith and all of Glad Tidings
Assembly Church, all the
staff of Southerland Family
Funeral Home in Panama City,
and Joe Pippin and the Port
St. Joe Masonic Lodge #111
and all who participated at
graveside.


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Panama City businessman
Richard P (Rich) Musgrave,
recently returning to the area,
has received accreditation by
the Institute for Independent
Business (IIB). Mr. Musgrave's
mission will be expanding the
Institute's presence in Bay,
Gulf, Okaloosa and other
Panhandle counties.
"We are delighted to have


an executive of Musgrave's
caliber joining our leadership
team for the north Florida area.
His accreditation is a key step
in our initiatives," said Eric
Leaman, Managing Director
at IIB's headquarters for the
Americas in Parsippany, NJ.
"Musgrave will be a particularly
valuable advisor to Panhandle
business people. For the. last


25 years he has been working
as a senior executive at
some of the country's most
successful telecommunications
companies."
"The Institute's
accreditation means a lot to
my clients," said Mr. Musgrave.
"Besides the prestige, my
relationship with the IIB will
provide my clients with a


depth of resources that other
business advisors simply
cannot offer. I now have access
to top-level executives around
the world. With resources like
that I can assist my clients
with any issue or challenge
they may be facing."
Established in 1984 in
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international, not-for-profit,
b iio ,ess suO nnort orfanizatinn


practical advice to independent
business owners. It is the
largest global organization
of its type with over 3000
senior Executive Associates
accredited to serve business
owners. The IIB provides
mentoring and business advice
as well as access to a wide
range of expertise and services,
including angel and venture
fnunrHin hbankinr/financing.


marketing, organization and
management, quality and ISO
9000, business valuations,
mergers and acquisitions,
succession planning and exit
strategies.
Business owners may take
advantage of a free meeting with
one of the Institute's Executive
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to do with business, or to get
a free executive assessment,
contact Rich Musgrave at
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spiritual enlightenment and and self-discoveryrangingfrom a mother, or come alone, this A one day information call (850) 229-8241/(404) 234- October 15. After this date we
self-enhancement. The Mary wine and chocolate tasting, to is a celebration of womanhood workshop on organizing 8208 or (404) 366-8627. We will have a stand-by-list Funds
Brogan Museum of Art and Meditation, Yoga Reflexology, and a chance to make new your finances coming into have limited seating available
Science will host a special Feng Shui, and much more! friends. For more information complaints with God'd word you must RSVP no later than are due at registration.


evening dedicated to the inner
strength of women Saturday,
November 19, entitled Goddess
Night. The event will take place
from 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
and will be an evening devoted
to nourishing the mind, body
and spirit.
The Mary Brogan Museum
of Art and Science is partnering
with Crystal Connection to
create a tranquil environment
where participants will enjoy





Archie Herman Barbee
Archie Herman Barbee,
62, a lifelong resident of Port
St. Joe, Florida, passed away
quietly at home on Monday,
Oct. 10, with his wife at his
side. Archie was a devoted
husband, father, and brother,
and was a faithful member of
Oak Grove Assembly of God.
Born July 23, 1943, he was a
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and then served his
country in the United States
Air Force. Upon returning
to Port St. Joe, Archie began
a 35-year career at St. Joe
Paper Company from which
he retired in 2000. He was
also known for his real estate
brilliance, which occupied
much of his time until his
death. Like: their father
before them, Archie and his
brothers enjoyed spending
time together *fishing on the

rvele was preceded in
death by his parents Bernice
Atkins Barbee and Herman
"Spotball" Barbee.
He is survived by his
wife of 16 years, Glenda
Barbee of Port St. Joe; two
daughters, Marcie Barbee of
Panama City and Nikki Pugh


Harry's Seafood Bar and
Grill will provide food for the
Communal Feast. Tibetan
Monks will perform a special
sweeping ceremony of their
sand Mandala hosted in the
Museum's atrium. Goddesses
may choose to come at 3 p.m.
to take part in this unique
experience.
Tickets to Goddess night
are $100 per person with
availability limited to 150 lucky





Vathis and husband Jamie
of Beacon Hill; a son, Brian
Pugh of Port St. Joe; two
brothers, Tony Barbee and
wife Judy and Joel Barbee
and wife Melba, all of Port
St. Joe; four brothers-in-law,
Alfred Rudd and wife Claudia
of Huntsville, Alabama,
James Knight of Panama
City Beach, Buddy Knight
and wife Doris of Panama
City, and Roy Knight and wife
Lounell of Jacksonville; two
sisters-in-law, Glynna Stitt
and husband Derrick of Port
St. Joe, and Marilyn Snider
and husband Don of Texas,
along with numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will
be held at 3 p.m. EDT on
Friday, Oct. 14, at Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church,
Port St. Joe, with the Rev.
Dave Fernandez officiating.
Interment will follow in
the family plot at Holly
Hill Cemetery with military
honors.
The family will receive
friends at Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church on Thursday,
Oct. 13 from 6:00 until 8:00
p.m. EDT.
Comforter Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.


Port St. Joe's
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Susan Harris
Oliphant

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or tickets sales, please call
513-0700 ext 232.
Holy Convocation

Receive Apostolic &
Prophetic revelation and
insight for the season!!!
Special guests include
Apostle Donald Rudolph, Jr.,
Apostle William Moses, Others
as the Holy Spirit leads. This
special event will be held at
New Covenant Outreach
Center, 252 Avenue E Port St.
Joe, fl. 32456. October 18-
21. Tuesday-Friday. at 7 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday at 10 p.m.

Gulf County

Republicans to Meet
The Gulf County
Republican Party will hold its
regular monthly meeting on
Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. ET
at The Port Inn in Port St. Joe.
All interested Republicans are
invited to attend.

Found
Female Border Collie-type
dog. At the White City Boat
Lending on October 10..Call
827-1304.


and IRS standards Subjects
to be covered are: the order of
church business/organization
church vs. business/Is your
church in compliance/How to
get money for your church/
money management and faith
based initiatives presented
by minister Jamie Williams,
CEO/ founder of National
Business Services, Inc.,
hosed by: Victory Temple first
Born Church. Pastor Elder
Charles Gathers, 118 Liberty
Street, Port St. Joe. Saturday,
October 29th, 7:30 p.m.-4:30
p.m. A community event held
at the Gulf County Senior
Citizen Bldg. This workshop
is designed to enlighten you on
getting your church business
organized in management
and legal taxation aspects.
And networking information
to help you. All pastors
leaders, financial leaders and
church administrative staff
are encourage to attend this
empowering one day workshop
that is offered to you at $50
per person, which will cover
registration, a workbook,
breakfast, refreshments and
lunch. Please call to get a
registration form and forward
to the above address ASAP or


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Top Sellers of AG Tags In 2004


Gulf, Hamilton and Palm
Beach counties were the top
sellers of Ag Tags in 2004.
Tax collector offices in those
counties under the leadership
of the honorable Shirley
Jenkins in Gulf County, Norma
Cook in Hamilton County and
John K. Clark in Palm Beach
County either sold the most
Ag Tags in 2004 or saw the
largest growth in Ag Tag sales
in 2004.
Growth in Ag Tag sales


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programs and grant money
to help them incorporate
agricultural concepts in their
language arts, math, science
and social studies lessons.


1st Annual Community Awareness Event


Hospice of the Emerald
Coast and Mid South Home
Care are pleased to announce
its 1st Annual Community
Awareness Event in celebration
of National Hospice and Home
Care Month. This year's event,
"There's No Place Like Home,"
" is being held on Saturday,


November 12, from 10 a.m.-
3 p.m. at the Bay Medical
Plaza at the corner of Highway
77 and Baldwin Road. This
event features local vendors,
entertainment, food and
children's activities. The event
is free and open to the public.


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Port St. Joe

Police Report
On October 5, Jennifer
J. Johnson, age 42, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for
aggravated battery.
On October 6, Arlin B.
Coggins, age 23, of Phoenix
City, Alabama was arrested
for driving with a suspended
license, fleeingand attempting
to elude law enforcement and
resisting arrest.
On October 7, Danny
R. Talbert, age 52, of
Apalachicola, was arrested
for driving without a license.


On October 8, Mitchell
D. Harvey, age 31, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for
driving under the influence
of alcohol.

Mexico Beach

Police Report


warnings.
During this same period
officers of the Mexico Beach
Department made one arrest:
William Sranford of South
Carolina for outstanding
warrant.


Gulf County


Joe aggravated battery
9/18/2005; Anthony K.
Robinson, w/m, 20, out of
Port St. Joe, DWLSR;
9/19/2005: James L.
Cordell, w/m, 35, out of Port
St. Joe, VOP-grand-theft;
Barbara a. Dodd, b/f, 49,
out of Port St. Joe, VOP-bay
County; willy J. cox, w/m, 26,
out of Port St. Joe, disordely


Arres intoxication;
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weeks, the Mexico Beach VOP
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51 calls for service, Stripling, w/m, 26, out of Brown, w/
investigated one Theft. Port St. Joe, DWLSR1; James Panama City
During this same period 1. Ostman, w/m, 36 out of Laurimore v
the officers issued three Port St. Joe, FTA; Michael A. Wewahitchk
traffic citations and three Floyd w/m, 40 out of Port St. 9/22/2(

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McDaniel, w/m, 42, out of
Wewahitchka, Battery
9/24/2005: George W.
Simmons III, w/m, 23, out of
Port St. Joe, DWLSR
9/25/2005: Benjamin 1.
Layfield, w/m,25 out of Port
St. Joe, Violation Probation;
Lee A. Mirms w/m,28 out of
Wewahitchka DWLSR
9/26/2005; Joanna
M. Wilder, w/f, 30, out of
Wewahitchka, DWLSR;
9/27/2005:
Joni M. Grice, w/f, 19,
out of Wewahitchka, Violation
of Pretrial Release; Brian K.
Bizek, w/m, 20, out of Port
St. Joe, Criminal Mischief;
Miguel Santos h/m, 31 out
of Port St. Joe, DWLSR
9/28/2005:Joyce D.
Scruggs, w/f, 44, out of Port
St. Joe Violation Probation
9/29/2005: RoyA.Myers,
b/m, 37 out of Panama city,
Violation Probtion; Laura
K. Raffield, w/f, 34 out of
Wewahitchka Posession
Paraphenila
9/30/2005: Barbara A.
Arendt, w/f, 51 out of Port
St. Joe, harrassing Calls;
timothy C. Pippen w/m, 44
out of Wewahitchka, Child
Support; Josha E. Adkinson,
w/m, 24, out of Wewahitchka,
violation Probation; Ashley
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Wewahitchka Posession
Controlled Subsance;
10/01/2005: Alejantro
L. Murillo, h/m, 44out of
Wewahtchka Trepassing;
Charles L. Godwin, w/m, 22,
ou of Wewahitchka DUI
10/02/2005: Jeffrey P.
Stuart, w/m, 39, out of Port
St. Joe, DWLSR; Clevelend
Ross Acree, w/m, 27, out of
Port St. Joe, DWLSR
10/04/2005: Derrick
B. Turner, b/m, 34, out of
Wewahitchka, VOP; Brittany
M.Gay, w/f, 20, out of Port
St.Joe, FTA (Bay County)
10/05/2005: Anthony
K. Robinson, w/m, 20,out
of Wewahitchka, Posesion
Controlled Substance;
Jonathan L. Mulder, w/m 37,
out of Port St. Joe DWLSR;
Shannon D. Causey, w/m
24, of Wewahitchka, DWLSR;
Edgar Palacios, h/m, 20, out
of Port St. Joe;DWLSR; Della
R. Allen b/m, 26, out of Port
St. Joe, DWLSR.
10/06/2005: henry
C. Bailey, b/m, 45, out of
Wewahitchka, DWSLR; David
W. Hinson, w/m, 44, out of
Port St. Joe,FTPF; James A.
Clark, w/m, 48, out of Port
ST. Joe, Battery; Robert N.
Deaton, w/m, 42, out of Port
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It Isn't Me It's the Economy and My Low Pay


Allstate survey shows
Americans say they save well,
given their resources
Americans, tired of
being told they aren't saving
enough for retirement, have a
strong message of their own,
according to Allstate's fifth
annual "Retirement Reality
Check" survey. Respondents
sent the clear message that
they think they're doing just
fine, given the resources they
have. In addition, survey
respondents made it clear
that if they are to save more
money, they need to be paid
more and the economy needs
to improve.
The Allstate "Retirement
Reality Check" survey
measures Americans'
attitudes about, and savings
for, retirement.
Respondents in the
2005 survey also said they
are financially stretched, at
least until the kids are out
of college, and that they'll
worry about saving closer to
retirement day. But in the
meantime, the majority of
respondents insist that they
are on top of things.


Specifically, when asked
which statements describe
them well, respondents said
they are disciplined (87
percent overall), educated
about investments (71
percent) and good savers
(78 percent), according to
the Allstate survey. Even 79
percent of those who said
they "dread" retirement called
themselves disciplined, as
did 84 percent of those who
are "apprehensive" about
retirement.
That discipline extends
beyond finances, survey
respondents said. For
example, the Allstate survey
found that 75 percent of
respondents said they spend
more time solving problems,
rather than worrying about
them. And 82 percent said
they have, and stick to, a
budget.
But at the same time, 56
percent of respondents said
their savings and investments,
not including their home, total
less than $100,000. And 53
percent said they have less
than $75,000 in accounts


It's Not Too Late for a


by Brian Marshall
Mortgage Broker
A record number of
Americans have taken
advantage of historically low
interest rates. For those who
have waited, it looks like it's
not too late.
Freddie Mac's Primary
Mortgage Market Survey, a
weekly survey of mortgage
rates started in 1971, reported
that rates in September
averaged 5.77% for a 30
year fixed-rate loan which is
still at historically low levels.
Low interest rates have also
sparked a mortgage refinance
boom and increased mortgage
applications and originations
to record levels.
With two recent high
category hurricanes, the


Gulf Coast region and the
entire nation are concerned
with rising gas and heating
costs. This has diminished
consumer confidence and
caused many homeowners to
take-a conservative approach
to their finances.
"Many local homeowners
are now evaluating their
situation and choosing to lock
in long term fixed rates while
the market is steady," said Tim
Kerigan of Nautical Mortgage.
He continues, "This is also a
time when many consumers
are using the equity that has
been built in their homes to
consolidate credit card debt
and improve their overall
financial situation".
Currently, refinancing is
a major part of the national


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earmarked specifically for
retirement, such as Individual
Retirement Accounts, 401(k)
plans, 403(b) savings, as well
as taxable accounts.
And despite feeling they
are good savers, 64 percent of
respondents admit to feeling
overwhelmed about how to
finance their retirement, and
58 percent say they worry
they'll outlive their retirement
savings.
"This disconnect between
people's attitudes and their
actions is a clear reality
check," said Casey Sylla,
president, Allstate Financial,
a business unit of The Allstate
Corporation. "Our survey
shows that many people
view savings as beyond their
control, but it is important
to take control of our own
finances. People cannot
afford to leave planning for
retirement to external forces."
What triggers
Americans to save?
In fact, the 2005 Allstate
"Retirement Reality Check"
survey shows that external
triggers are the most likely to


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prompt people to save more.
Many of the events that might
be assumed to trigger savings,
such as marriage or birth of
a child, were deemed much
less significant to survey
respondents.
By far the No. 1 savings
trigger cited by survey
respondents was making more
money. Overall, 84 percent
said this, and it was the No.
1 savings trigger regardless
of age, income, education or
gender.
The No. 2 savings
trigger was getting closer to
retirement, cited by 71 percent
of respondents, and No. 3 was
having children finish college,
cited by 61 percent.
And 60 percent of survey
respondents said that the
economy needs to improve to
allow them to save more.
"It is understandable that
many people's first reaction
is that they cannot save
more unless they make more,
because inflation is rising
faster than many Americans'
paychecks," said Mathew
Greenwald, Ph.D., president
of Mathew Greenwald &
Associates, the Washington,
D.C. firm that conducted the
survey for Allstate.


Low-Interest Mortgage
housing-financing market, options," he added.
rising to 44.5 percent of But, before rushing
total mortgage applications headlong into the frenzy, do
last week, according to the your research. Mortgage and
Mortgage Bankers Association home buying research is time
of America. The MBA urges well spent. Professionals
that homeowners should recommend you avoid
continue to take advantage of telephone and internet
today's near-record mortgage solicitations.
rates over the near term. Kelli Combs of Bayside
"Now is the time to Savings Bank says, "Shop
refinance, don't put it off any around by obtaining referrals
longer," Kerigan said. any from family, friends, co-
He reports many people workers and others you trust,
He reports many people who have recently completed
think that they can't qualify a satisfactory mortgage deal.
or that the paperwork and Make sure your mortgage
fees will be prohibitive, professional is properly
"That's simply not true licensed and certified to
anymore. We can usually give originate mortgage loans."


customers an answer within
minutes and can provide
many different financing


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How to Organize
by Keith "Duke" Jones, CPA
This week we will discuss
everyone's favorite subject
- taxes. That is how to
organize and maintain your
tax records.
For starters, you should
start a file for the current
year's tax return. This file
should be used to store all
the paperwork you or your
CPA will need in order to
prepare your return. Items
that should be included are
all your income records, like
W-2 and 1099 forms, as well
as supporting documentation
for deductions, including
receipts and cancelled checks.
With tax season right around
the corner, you'll appreciate
having all this paperwork
organized and in one place
when it comes time to file
your return.
With the exception of the
prior year's return, which you
may need to refer to from time
to time, all previously filed
tax returns and supporting
documentation can be moved
to your dead storage area.
The question that I am
most often asked is how
long should you keep copies
of those old tax returns
that are collecting dust in
dead storage? The absolute
minimum is three years after
you file, because that is how


The U.S. Labor
Department's 2004 National
Compensation Survey,
released in September,
reported that the average
hourly wage rose 1.9 percent
between July 2003 and July
2004. During that same
period, however, inflation
rose by 3 percent, meaning
the average wage-earner lost
actual buying power.
"Clearly some people's
pay is increasing faster than
inflation, while others are
falling behind," Greenwald
said. "The key point in the
Allstate 'Retirement Reality
Check' survey is that people
responded that they can't save
more unless they get a raise,
even if they're already earning
more than $150,000. That
suggests that many people
are more focused on spending
than saving."
Among respondents
from households with
annual income of $150,000
or more, 78 percent said
they would save more if they
got a salary increase. That
compares with 84 percent of
respondents from households
with annual incomes of less
than $55,000 who said that.
On the other hand, only 41
percent overall said that
getting married would prompt
them to start saving for
retirement, and 29 percent
said birth of a child would
do that. In both cases, age of
respondents was a significant
factor
Priorities drive savings
strategy
Among Generation X,
those born from 1965 to
1978, more than half (55
percent) said marriage would
prompt them to start saving
for retirement, compared
with only 32 percent of Baby
Boomers, born from 1946 to
1964. And 39 percent of Gen-
Xers cited birth of a child,
compared with 20 percent of
Baby Boomers.
"It's clear that people are
focused on current expenses,
which is understandable. It's


also logical that having a child
increases current expenses
for parents. But waiting to
save until retirement is on
the horizon is unrealistic,"
Sylla said. "The key is to
create a savings plan that
addresses your future without
shortchanging current needs.
That means people have to
prioritize needs and goals. The
good news is that our survey
shows people are emotionally
prepared to save."
According to the Allstate
survey, most Americans say
it "feels good" to save money.
More than 90 percent of
all respondents said this,
regardless of age, gender,
income, education or region of
the country. And 93 percent
overall said it is "important"
to save for retirement.
"This again highlights
the disconnect between how
people feel and how they act,"
said Greenwald. "It's as if
people think it's enough to
think about saving, rather
than following through with a
solid plan. The reality is that
we all have to work with the
income we have and make
the choices that balance
our current financial needs
with the retirement style we
desire."
Allstate created the fifth
annual "Retirement Reality
Check" survey in conjunction
with Mathew Greenwald &
Associates. Using a random
digit dialing methodology,
Greenwald & Associates
polled 1,601 people born
between 1946 and 1978,
with household incomes of
$35,000 or more. Retirees
were accepted with incomes of
at least $20,000. The margin
of error (at, the 95 percent
confidence level) for the total
number of respondents in
this study is 2.5 percent,
3.8 percent for information
specific to Gen Xers, 4.5
percent for Baby Boomers.
Read the mini executive
summary of the Allstate
"Retirement Reality Check"
survey.


and Maintain your Tax Records


long the IRS has to audit your
return. You should keep in
mind however that the limit
increases to six years if the
agency suspects you have
underreported your income
by 25 percent or more.
Furthermore, the IRS
can come after you anytime
if it believes you have
committed fraud or failed to
file a return. To play it safe,
my advice is to hold on to
your returns forever. It may
not be necessary to keep the
supporting documentation
over five years, but I would
not dare do away with copies
of the returns. That way, you'll
be covered no matter what.
I also advise my clients
to send their returns to the
IRS via certified mail, return
receipt requested. That way,
you have proof that you
actually filed the return. In


case you haven't kept your old
returns and need to present
them, ask your tax preparer
for a copy, or you can request
copies from the IRS.
There are many benefits
to having good records relative
to your taxes. Staying out of
trouble with the tax man is
the number one reason. I have
yet to. meet anyone who wants
to tangle with the IRS. Taking
the time and effort to properly
organize and maintain your
tax records will give you a leg
up if the IRS ever decides to
come pay you a visit to review
your books and records. Being
able to produce back-up
documentation for items on
your tax return will certainly
help you to avoid additional
taxes, penalties, or interest
charges.


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Among the responsibilities of the Florida Public Service
Commission is the assurance of reliable, affordable
electricity from investor-owned utilities to the state's'
consumers. In times of skyrocketing oil and natural
gas prices, reaching consensus on a definition of the
term "affordable" may be a difficult task. On the other
hand, most consumers have a clear idea of what
reliability means: When they flip a switch and the lights
go on, service is reliable.

Absolute reliability is an elusive goal. This is especially
true of a system that encompasses more than 130,000
miles of transmission and distribution lines delivering
service to more than six million consumers. However,
the Public Service Commission has strict accountability
standards for reliability for the state's five investor-
owned electric utilities.

To insure these accountability standards are met, the
Commission's staff routinely compiles data on the
number of interruptions and the causes of outages.
In addition, audits of utilities are conducted to determine
how much companies spend to avoid service
interruptions and to identify what additional steps can
be taken, when necessary, to prevent further outages.

To understand the methods used by the Commission
to measure electric reliability requires a brief
introduction to the alphabet soup:

MAIFle: Momentary Average Interruption Event
Frequency Index
What it means: This is a measure of the total number
of momentary interruptions relative to the total number
of customers served. A momentary interruption is a
service disruption lasting less than one minute and is
usually far less, like a fraction of a second. These are
the interruptions that cause consumers to have to reset
their digital clocks, but have little or no lasting effects.

CAIDI: CustomerAverage Interruption Duration Index
What it means: A measure of the average length of
interruptions experienced by a company's individual
customers.

SAIDI: System Average Interruption Duration Index
What It means: A measure of the average length of
interruptions for all the customers served by a company.
In other words, when power is lost, what is the average
length of time it stays off?

SAIFI: SystemAverage Interruption Frequency Index
What it means: A way of measuring the average
frequency of interruptions to the customer, or, put
another way, how often, on average, is power lost?

It is probably important to note that catastrophic events,
such as hurricanes, are not included in the indices
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meteorological event that adversely affects the
generation of electricity or its transmission to
consumers, a utility can petition the Commission to
have specific weather-related outages excluded, but
there is no guarantee of an outcome favorable decision
from the Commission.

So now the jargon used in measuring reliability has
been explained, what is the value of these standards
in assessing an electric utility's performance? Using
these reliability indicators in combination with audits
and field assessments by Commission staff can point
to specific areas where more attention by the utility
may be necessary to improve reliability.

Causes of outages can be identified on a systemic
basis and improvement plans can be developed. A
common finding, for example, is that a lack of
"vegetation management" (commonly referred to as
tree trimming) is responsible for outages along specific
circuits. There may be a number of reasons why foliage
has grown too close to power lines and the fix is
relatively simple.

The extent to which a company routinely inspects utility
poles to determine which are most susceptible to
deterioration and collapse (another cause for
interruptions) can be discerned from evaluating
reliability indices, as may the need to enhance lightning
protection measures.

Other reasons for interruptions may be more difficult
to diagnose, such as the animals on poles or along
wires, resulting in shorts and the ensuing interruptions.

Whatever the reason for an interruption or a series of
interruptions, the diagnostic tools exist to assist the
Commission in getting to the root causes of outages.
Once the cause is identified, the Commission can work
with the service provider to develop a plan to restore
the reliable flow of electricity to customers.

Consumers with questions about the reliability of
electric service provided by an investor-owned utility
can contact the Public Service Commission for
answers. The consumer assistance line is 1-800-342-
3552. Assistance is also available via e-mail at
contact@psc.state.fl.us or through the Commission's
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front decks of this 3/2.5 townhome.

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




Gulf View 107995 $1,200,000
Immaculate Gulf View 3/3 beach
home ready for you to enjoy.

Gulf View 108056 $399,000
Excellent 2/2.5 very close to beach.
Enjoy sunsets from 2 separate decks.

Gulf View 108142 $699,900
This 3/2 house has a great water
view with a dedicated beach access.

Duplex 108087 $450,000
Great rental property only 2 blocks
from dedicated beach and restau-
rants.

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

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

Interior 107367 $695,000
Preconstruction townhome. 3/3.5
with private pool.

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

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

Close to Beach 107095 $324,500
4/2 mobile home in Mexico Beach.
Close to beach.

Gulf View 107172 $1,300,000
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.

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

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!l 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 107594 $295,000
Cute 3/2 starter'home near area
schools.

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

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 Pricesl

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

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 in this new beautiful a1ld
secluded subdivision.
Interior 107226 $250,000
00x50 level cleared lot with septic, gas tap,
water tap, and electric. Close to beach.



Waterfront 108128 $3,400,000
7.51 acres located in Indian Pass.



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 108086 $449,900
Ideal 5 acres nestled a short distance from
the Carrabelle Beach area.
.Interior 107658 $100,000
Great 50x100 lot in growing community of
Carrabelle.
Interior 107648 $495,000
Sandalwood is located on Timber Island, in
Carrabelle. It is a private, gated community
on the'Carrabelle River.
Interior 107659 $575,000
Sandalwood is located on Timber Island, in
Carrabelle. It is a private, gated community
on the Carrabelle River.
River Front 107696 $795,000
Sandalwood is located on Timber Island, in
Carrabelle. It is a private, gated community
on the Carrabelle River.
Interior 107117 $229,000
Beautiful lot in new subdivision in
Carrabelle.
Gulf View 107277 $250,000
Beautiful lot with view of Gulf in the heart
of Carrabelle.
Interior 107118 $229,000
Beautiful lot in new subdivision.



Historic District 108182 $275,000
Beautiful lot in the historic south side of desir-
able Apalachicola.
Interior 108148 $275,000
One of the lowest priced lots in River's Edgel
Short walk to private beach.
Interior 107493 $120,000
Great 1 acre lot close to the Apalachicola
River.
Interior 107606 $189,000
Beautiful lot in upscale subdivision near the
Reserve at Magnolia Ridge.
Interior 107514 $195,000
Beautiful building lot minutes from St. George
Island beaches.
Interior 107610 $225,000
Enjoy peace and quiet and most of all privacy
on this 1 acre plus lotl
Interior 107549 $95,000
Great lot to build. Only minutes from county
boat ramp.
Interior 107588 $149,000
Fantastic building lot. Peaceful and quiet
environment.
Interior 107595 $150,000
Nice corner lot with new construction all
around. Short drive to beaches.


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GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING
August 1, 2005

The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on August 1, 2005, at 5:15 p.m.
EST, in their Administrative
Offices. The following Board
members were present: Chair-
man Charlotte Pierce, Vice-
Chairman Billy C. Quinn, Jr.,
George Cox and Linda Wood.
The Superintendent and Board
Attorney were also present.
I. RECOGNITION:
Officer Chris Brumbaugh
was presented with a plaque
of appreciation from the Gulf
County School Board for 14
years of exemplary service to
the system while serving as
School Resource Officer at Port
St. Joe High School.
Mr. Clay Smallwood from
the St. Joe Community Foun-
dation presented a grant check
for $50,000 to Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School Principal, Chris
Earley for technology enhance-
ment equipment and software


for the reading and math pro-
grams at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School.
Ms. Kelley Smith, North
Florida Field Director with the
Office of External Affairs at the
Florida Department of Educa-
tion addressed the Board re-
garding the Department of
Education's desire to become
more aware of and involved in
the activities on the district and
school level.
II. HEAR FROM PUBLIC:
None
MIt. ADOPTION OF AGENDA:
On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mr. Cox, the
Board unanimously adopted
the agenda, amended to include
replacement of pages 6 and 7,
and addition of pages 9a-9w,
16a-16d and 17a and 17b.
IV. CONSENT ITEMS:
On motion by Mr. Cox and
seconded by Mr. Quinn, the
Board voted unanimously to
take noted action on the follow-
ing Consent Items:
Approved July 21, 2005,
Minutes.
PERSONNEL MATTERS:


Approved Todd Johnson
for the instructional position
of Social Studies Teacher at
Wewahitchka High School for
the 2005-2006 school year.
Accepted resignation letter
from Wanda Cahill from her
teaching duties at Port St. Joe
High School, effective July 15,
2005.
Approved Dona Carbone as
Speech Pathologist for the Gulf
County School District for the
2005-2006 school year.
Acknowledged comple-
tion of employment screenings
for Ann Dorsey and Courtney
Jones.
Approved recommendation
from Don Rich to hire a part
time (2 hour) bus driver to pick
up and deliver E.S.E. students
from the Wewahitchka area to
Port St. Joe Elementary School
for the 2005-2006 school year.
Accepted resignation from
Gilda Hobbs from her duties as
Kindergarten Aide at Port St.
Joe Elementary School, effective
September 1,'2005, or sooner if
a replacement is found.
Approved Leigh Ellen


Nettles for the instructional
position of 4th Grade Teacher
at Wewahitchka Elementary
School for the 2005-2006
school year.
Approved Sheranda L. Wil-
liams for the instructional posi-
tion of English Teacher at Port
St. Joe High School for the
2005-2006 school year.
Approved Jacqueline Mash-
bum for the instructional posi-
tion of Kindergarten Teacher at
Port St. Joe Elementary School
for the 2005-2006 school year.
Approved Rebecca Pittman
for the instructional position of
4th Grade Teacher at Port St.
Joe Elementary School for the
2005-2006 school year.
Approved Cynthia Smith
Shannon for the instructional
position of Science Teacher at
Port St. Joe Middle School for
the 2005-2006 school year.
Approved Shirley S.
Thompson for the instructional
position of Social Studies/Tech-
nology Teacher at Port St. Joe
Middle School for the 2005-
2006 school year.
Accepted resignation of


Sandy Quinn from his teach-
ing position at Port St. Joe High
School, effective August 15,
2005.
Approved Yulena Meadows
for the instructional position
of Math Teacher at Port St. Joe
High School for the 2005-2006
school year.
STUDENT MATTERS:
Approved request from Bay
County parent for her daughter
to attend school in Gulf County
for the 2005-2006 school year.
Approved parental request
from Gulf County military fami-
ly currently stationed at Tyndall
Air Force Base for their second
grade son to attend school in
Bay County for the 2005-2006
school year.
V. APPROVAL OF TENTA-
TIVE MILLAGE RATES:
On separate motions as
noted, the Board unanimously
approved each of the following
tentative millage rates:
Required Local Efford (RLE)
3.4870
Motion by Mr. Cox and sec-
onded by Mrs. Wood.
Basic Discretionary


0.5100
Motion by Mr. Quinn and
seconded by Mr. Cox.
Capital Outlay
0.5800
Motion by Mr. Quinn and
seconded by Mrs. Wood.
Supplemental Discretionary
0.0830
Motion by Mr. Wood and
seconded by Mr. Cox.
VI. APPROVAL OF TENTA-
TIVE 2005-2006 BUDGET:
On motion by Mr. Quinn
and seconded by Mrs. Wood,
the Board unanimously ap-
proved the 2005-2006 Budget
(Note: The total millage rate
to be levied exceeds the roll-back
by 6.35%.)
VII. NAMING OF
WEWAHITCHKA MIDDLE
SCHOOL WING:
On motion by Mr. Cox and
seconded by Mrs. Wood, the
Board unanimously voted to
name the new classroom ad-
dition at Wewahitchka Middle
School in honor of Oscar D.
Redd, Sr., School Board Mem-
ber from District 1 who served
from November 1982 June


2005.
VIII. PROGRAM MAT-
TERS:
On motion by Mr. Cox and
seconded by Mrs. Wood, the
Board unanimously approved
the following Program Matters,
as submitted:
A. 2005-2006 Psychologi-
cal Services Contract with Life
Management Center of North-
west FL.
B. 2005-2006 Resolution
for District Participation in
PAEC Gateway.
IX. SUPERINTENDENT'S RE-
PORT:
Superintendent Wilder and
Board Members acknowledged
correspondence from Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., of the Board
of Gulf County Commission-
ers thanking the Gulf County
School System for their assis-
tance during the recent emer-
gency evacuation due to Hur-
ricane Dennis.
On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mr. Quinn, the
Board unanimously approved
the submitted change order in
the amount of $1,219.00, relat-


ing to covered walkways on the
new addition at Wewahitchka
Middle School.
X. BOARD MEMBER CON-
CERNS:
On motion by Mr. Cox and
seconded by Mr. Quinn, the
Board unanimously approved
expenses for the Florida School
Boards Association Board of
Directors Meeting in August for
Mrs. Wood.
On motion by Mr. Quinn
and seconded by Mrs. Wood,
the Board unanimously ap-
proved expenses for Mr. Cox for
the Florida School Boards Asso-
ciation Academy in September.
In this same motion they also
approved travel for any Board
Member attending the Growth
Management Workshop in Oc-
tober.
XI. ADJOURNMENT:
On motion by Mr. Quinn
and seconded by Mrs. Wood,
the Board unanimously voted
to adjourn the meeting at 5:55
PM, E.S.T.
XII. DISCUSSION ITEMS:


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 28, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
continued
VARIANCE REQUEST AP-
PROVAL
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a side setback variance for
Wayne and Carla Odell (Parcel
ID #04029-OOOR encroaching
8" into the side setback of the
NE corner and 4" into the SE
comer), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this variance request. Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
SMALL- SCALE LAND USE
CHANGES
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider a small-scale land


use change for St. Joe Com-
pany (Parcel ID #00363-050R
* changing 8 acres +/- of con-
servation land to residential low
density), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to ap-
prove the small-scale land use
change. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PRELIMINARY PLAT AP-
PROVAL POMPANO COVE
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for St. Joe Bay, LLC (Parcel ID
#06257-050R 2.99 acres in
S18, T9S, R11W 10 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the pre-


liminary plat of Pompano Cove
subdivision. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
PRELIMINARY PLAT AP-,
PROVAL PLANTERS COVE
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for The Parvey Companies (Par-
cel ID #06269-009R & 06269-
010R 3.66 acres in S18, T9S,
R11W 10 units), County Attor-
ney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner McLemore motioned to
approve the preliminary plat
of Planters Cove subdivision,
contingent upon a 25-foot set-
back from State Road 30-E and
a permanent barrier between
road Tee and adjacent proper-
ties. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
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Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Southern Boys Investment
Group (Parcel ID #03191-002R
* 2.62 acres in S22, T9S, R10W
* 7 units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner McLemore motioned to
approve the preliminary plat of
Fadeaway Compound at Indian
Pass subdivision. Commission-
er Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
FINAL PLAT APPROVAL
- LIGHTHOUSE WALK AT
INDIAN PASS
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider final plat approval
for Booth Associates SE, Inc.
(Parcel ID #03187-007R 8.73
acres in S21, T9S, R10W 26
units), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve the
final plat of Lighthouse Walk at
Indian Pass subdivision, con-
tingent upon D.E.P. approval
of construction seaward of the
Coastal Construction Control
Line. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
FINAL PLAT APPROVAL SUM-
MER BAY AT INDIAN PASS
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
Booth Holdings Booth Trust,
LLC (Parcel ID #03187-015R *
8.72 acres in S21 & S22, T9S,


RIOW 12 units), County Attor-
ney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
the final plat of Summer Bay at
Indian Pass subdivision. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
SPACE WEWAHITCHKA
COURTHOUSE CLERK
Chairman Peters discussed
that he received a letter from
Clerk Norris concerning of-
fice space available in the
Wewahitchka Courthouse.
Chairman Peters suggested
that Commissioner Traylor
and Commissioner McLemore
check to see if there is space
available for a Clerk's Office
branch. Commissioner Traylor
and Commissioner McLemore
agreed to check into this matter
and report back to the Board.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL SU-
PERINTENDENT SPECIAL
PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Tim Wilder, Superinten-
dent of Gulf County Schools,
appeared before the Board to
thank them for the extra as-
sistance (both labor and fi-
nances) they provide to Gulf
County youth. Superintendent
Wilder stated that if there was
any way the School Board and
the County Commissioners can
work closer together, the School
Board is willing to do so. Chair-
man Peters thanked Superin-
tendent Wilder for coming be-
fore the Board.
FLORIDA COUNTIES FOUN-
DATION BOARD
Chief, Administrator But-
ler reported that, at the F.A.C.
Meeting in Tampa last week, he


was appointed to another two-
year term on the Florida Coun-
ties Foundation Board, and he
thanked them for allowing him
to serve on this Board for the
past two years. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to allow
Chief Administrator Butler to
continue to serve on this Board
for the 2005-2007 term. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the Florida Coun-
ties Foundation Board has four
primary things they handle: (1)
the Small County Technical As-
sistance Program, (2) Technical
Assistance with the comprehen-
sive plan, (3) the F.A.C. annual
conference program, and (4) the
County Commission Certifica-
tion Program.
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that the program
started in 1996, and has cer-
tified 146 Commissioners
through June of last year. He
reported that 34 Commission-
ers graduated from the program
last week, including Commis-
sioner Williams, and presented
him with a plaque. Chief Ad-
ministrator Butler also reported
that Commissioner Williams
has been appointed to the
F.A.C. Health & Human Servic-
es Committee. Upon request by
Commissioner Williams, Com-
missioner McLemore motioned
to approve travel expenses for
Commissioner Williams in re-
lation to serving on the Health
& Human Services Committee.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
SOUTH GULF COUNTY FIRE
DEPARTMENT WATER


CRAFT PURCHASE
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the bid received
for water craft for the South
Gulf County Fire Department
has beep awarded to Yamaha
Sea Doo of Panama (only bid-
der for bid #0405-18), and
S.G.C.F.D. has requested per-
mission to purchase another
(cheaper) water craft from the
same bidder. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve
this request. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
RESIGNATION ANDREW
ROWELL PLANNING DE-
PARTMENT
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he has received
a letter of resignation from As-
sistant Planner Andrew Rowell,
effective Friday, July 1, 2005.
SHARK ATTACK
Sheriff Upchurch reported
that volunteers responded tre-
mendously to the recent shark
attack, stating that the first
responders from South Gulf
County Fire Department were
on the scene within three min-
utes, E.M.S. units were there
within sixteen minutes, and the
Sheriff's Office was on the scene
within seven minutes.
BODY ARMOR/PROTECTIVE
VESTS/BUDGET AMEND-
MENT
Sheriff Upchurch discussed
that the Sheriffs Office has en-
countered a problem with their
body armor for the deputies.
He reported that the company
called Second Chance has in-
formed them that they have
twenty-five vests that are under
recall, and they will not guaran-
tee the safety of the vests or if
they will work. He stated that the


PUBLIC NOTICE


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-OOR 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
regulations.
Preliminary Plat Approval Overstreet Partners Lakewood Townhomes Parcel ID #03495-000R 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-OOR 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-OOR 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 #06343-000R 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 #03905-000R 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
Staff


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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replacement cost for the vests
would be about $11,300.00.
He further reported that the
original vests were purchased
through a fifty-fifty grant, and
that the grant will not be avail-
able again until January. Upon
inquiry by Chairman Peters,
Sheriff Upchurch reported Sec-
ond Chance has filed for Bank-
ruptcy and will not be replacing
any of the vests. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to amend the
General Fund budget by reduc-
ing Reserve for Contingencies
and increasing the appropriate
line item to purchase replace-
ment vests. Upon recommen-
dation of County Attorney Mc-
Farland, Commissioner Traylor
included in his motion that
this is an emergency purchase
which would eliminate the bid
process. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
SHARK ATTACK
Sheriff Upchurch thanked
all of the County Staff for their
assistance to the Sheriffs De-
partment following the June
27th shark attack.
SHARK ATTACK
T.D.C. Director Paula Pick-
ett reported that a Specialist
is here from the University of
Florida that she had been in
contact with for the past thirty
six hours about the local shark
attack. George Burgess, from
the University of Florida, ap-
peared before the Board and
discussed that the shark at-
tacks that have taken place in
Gulf and Walton Counties were
the first attacks ever for these
Counties. He further discussed
the importance of educating the
public, and recommended put-
ting up signs, and distributing
handouts and pamphlets, not
just about sharks, but all of the
dangers associated with local
waters. Commissioner Traylor
thanked Mr. Burgess for his
time and efforts to assist Gulf
County. Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Williams about the
decline of sharks in the waters
and the net ban, Mr. Burgess
stated that there is an increase
in the human population in the
local waters. Chairman Peters
thanked E.M.S. Director Mc-
Guffin for the quick response
to the incident. E.M.S. Director
McGuffin thanked the people on
the beach who assisted during
this incident, and stated that all
citizens need to get involved in
first aid and C.P.R. training.
JULY 4TH ACTIVITIES PORT
ST. JOE & WEWAHITCHKA
Sandra Chafin, Director
of the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce, appeared before
the Board to report that on
Monday, July 4th, the City of
Wewahitchka will have several
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
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
following:
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 should be directed to Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer
at (850)1 227-1401.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
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.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY:/s/CARMEN L. MCLEMORE,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:


/s/ REBECCA L. NORRIS,
CLERK
Ad #2005-082
Publish October 6 & 13, 2005

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
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
Wewahitchka
Interested parties should con-
tact Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford at (850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
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.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


BY:/s/CARMENL. MCLEMORE,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
/s/ REBECCA L. NORRIS,
CLERK
Ad #2005-081
Publish October 6 & 13, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
COURT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY

IN RE: The Estate of
MERRI ELIZABETH
CHRISTIE,
CASE NO.; 04-79PR
Decedent.
/
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
Estate of MERRI ELIZABETH
CHRISTIE, File No. 04-79PR, is
pending in the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
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 INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
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.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
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
Representative
Publish October 6, 13, 20 &
27 2005

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an Ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
REGULATING THE WHITE
CITY BOAT RAMPS AND
BOATBASINIMMEDIATELY
EAST OF THE WHITE CITY
BRIDGE IN GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING
FOR PENALTIES FOR
VIOLATION, PROVIDING
FOR REMOVAL OF
OFFENDING VESSELS,
PROVIDING FOR
PENALTIES FOR
VIOLATION OF THIS
ORDINANCE, PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
AND PROVIDING FOR
APPEAL OF ORDINANCE
89-2.
The public hearing will be held


. during the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioner's
meeting on Tuesday, October
25, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. est. in
the County Commissioner's
meeting room in the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building,
Gulf County Courthouse
Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida.
All interested persons may
appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made
by the Gulf County Commission
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, he/
she will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such
purpose he/she may need to
ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings made and which
would include any evidence
upon which the appeal is to
be based.
A copy of the proposed
Ordinance is available for
inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
est., and 5:00 p.m. est. at the
Office of the Clerk of Court,
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
Publish Date: October 13 and
October 20, 2005


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DAVID L. TAUNTON
and Wife, ABIGAIL J.
TAUNTON,
vs.
CASE NO.: 05-71 CA
DARYL LAVERN ZIMMER
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45,
FLORIDA STATUTES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Default
Judgment dated the __ day
of September, 2005, in Case
No. 05-71-CA of the County
Court of the Fourteenth Judicail
Circuit, in and for Gulf County,
Florida, in which DAVID L.
TAUNTON, and Wife, ABIGAIL
J. TAUNTON are the Plaintiffs,
and DARYL LAVERN ZIMMER
is the Defendant, I will sell to
the highest bidder, for cash,
at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock
a.m., Eastern Time, on the 27
day of October, 2005, the prop-
erty described as follows:
A parcel of land located
in Section 36, Township
3 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida, con-
taining 1 areas, more or
less, and being more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:
Commence at the Nortwest


Corner of Section 36,
Township 4 South, Range
10 West: thence go South
00 degrees 21 minutes 52
seconds West along the
West line of said Section
36 for 1359.66 feet to a
point of intersectino with
the Southerly right of way
line of Our Town Road (as
monumented); thence go
North 81 degrees 38 min-
utes 24 seconds East along
said Southerly right of way
line of Our Town Road for
1315.52 feet for the POINT
OF BEGINNING. From said
Point of Beginning con-
tinue North 81 degrees
38 minutes 24 seconds
Ease along said Southerly
right of way line for 100
feet; thence go South 08
degrees 21 minutes 36
seconds East for 430.00
feet; thence go South 81
degrees 38 minutes 24
seconds West for 100.00
feet; thence go North 08
degrees 21 minutes 36 sec-
onds West for 430.00 feet
to the Point of Beginning.
Dated this 29 day of September,
2005
REBECCA NORRIS
Clerk of Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
js/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish October 13 & 20, 2005


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activities at T. L. James Park,
and their fireworks show will
be held at Lake Alice Park. She
also reported that the City of
Port St. Joe will have their Inde-
pendence on the Coast Festival
on July 2nd-4th at Frank Pate
Park (the Drifters will perform
live), and invited the public to
attend both celebrations.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT
DONATION WARD FAMILY
Brenda Ward appeared be-
fore the Board to report that
she has been working with
Doug Kent and other officials
on placing bronze statues (with
a water feature) and plaques
that would honor all Doctors
that have been involved with
public health in the Health
Department. She stated she
would also like to honor the
Administrators, Nurses and
the Commissioners, past and
present. Mrs. Ward stated that
the Health Department Build-
. ing was originally named after
her father, Dr. Albert L. Ward,
and requested permission to
continue to work with Mr. Kent
to develop a commemorative
layout. Commissioner Traylor
commended Mrs. Ward and her
family for all of their efforts.
Doug Kent reported that they
will try to have the re-dedica-
tion of the Health Department
on July 14th for all the Com-
missioners and community.
Commissioner Barnes motioned
to approve Mrs. Ward's request.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Chairman Peters
discussed that prior to the
Board Meeting tonight, they
held a special dedication recep-
tion for Mrs. Monica Stone (who
is in the audience). Chairman
Peters thanked Mrs. Stone for
her donation and for everything
she has done for the Health De-


apartment.
WEWAHITCHKA & PORT
ST. JOE DIXIE YOUTH
BASEBALL
Commissioner Traylor
stated that the Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe District 4 All
Star Teams will be going to the
State tournament, and this
is the first time this has ever
happened. Jay Bryan, spokes
person from the 10 & under all
star teams for Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board requesting that they
support the teams in this effort.
Eugene Raffield appeared before
the Board to discuss the impor-
tance of sports to the youth of
Gulf County, and he stated that
he would appreciate any sup-
port from the Board in this mat-
ter. Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to donate $250.00 from
each district's special projects
payments funds to each team.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
ST. JOE TRACK CLUB
Chairman Peters discussed
that the St. Joe Track Club
will be competing in the 2005
A.A.U. Junior Olympic Games
in New Orleans on July 27-Au-
gust 7, 2005. Chairman Peters
passed the Chair to Vice-Chair-
man McLemore, and motioned
to' donate $100.00 from each
District's special projects pay-
ments funds to the Track Club.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously. Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.
HEALTH CARE
Commissioner Traylor re-
ported that his daughter visited
the Health Department, and
he thanked Doug Kent for the
great care she received.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING


Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the F.A.C. Conference
he attended in Tampa, and
stated that large Counties are
having some of the same prob-
lems/issues we experience in
small Counties. Commissioner
Traylor reported that afford-
able housing is a problem in
every County, and if things do
not change soon, the average
person will not be able to afford
a house in Gulf County within
two years.
NOISE
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the problem of noise
coming from vehicles driving
around, stating that the song
lyrics are so bad they cannot
be repeated in a public meet-
ing. Commissioner Traylor re-
quested that the Sheriffs Office
check into this problem to see
what can be done.
BUTLER BAY ROAD
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Barnes, County Attorney
McFarland reported that Butler
Bay Road is still a county road,
but if it is included in the an-
nexation process, it will be
within the City boundaries and
will become within their control.
Commissioner Barnes stated
that he does not want to lose
the road and have it become a
private road. Port St. Joe City
Commissioner John Reeves ap-
peared before the Board and
stated that, at the last City
Council meeting, the road was
not included in the annexation
description. County Attorney
McFarland reported that if it
was in the description or map
that was advertised, then it be-
comes a City road, otherwise
it swill remain a County Road.
Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to give County Attorney
McFarland permission to call a
special meeting*(if necessary) to


formally contest the annexation
if Butler Bay Road is included.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
TOWN HALL MEETING/ ST.
JOE BEACH
Commissioner Williams re-
ported that he will hold a Town
Hall meeting at the Beaches
Fire Department on July llth
at 17:00 p.m. E.T. to discuss is-
sues important to that area.
2005 2006 BUDGET
Commissioner Williams
requested that the Chairman
set dates to begin holding the
budget workshops. Chairman
Peters reported that tentative
dates have been set.
UTILITIES/
INFRASTRUCTURE
Commissioner Williams
reported that he met with resi-
dents of St. Joe Shores regard-
ing proposed infrastructure
(sewer lines) during the upcom-
ing Windmark Project.
WHITE CITY BOAT RAMP &
HIGHLAND VIEW BULKHEAD
Commissioner Williams
discussed the boat ramp at the
White City Park and the bulk-
head in Highland View, request-
ing that Chief Administrator
Butler contact various agencies
regarding potential grants that
might be available for these
projects.
WHITE CITY PARK
Commissioner Williams
thanked Road Department Su-
perintendent Knee and Main-
tenance Superintendent Mork
for the work they have done on
construction of a walking track
at the White City Park.
BEACH RESTORATION KICK-
OFF
Chief Administrator Butler
advised the Board that on July
8th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. E.T.,
a Beach Restoration Kick-Off


Project Meeting will be held at
the Barrier Dunes Club House.
DISTRICT 5 RIGHT-OF-WAY
Commissioner Barnes
thanked the Road Department
and Public Works Department
for the shoulder work done at
the Cape.
2005 2006 BUDGET
Chairman Peters reported
that all budget proposals for
2005-2006 are due by July 1st
and discussed that he has set
up budget meetings for July
27th-29th. Clerk Norris report-
ed that the Property Appraiser
turned in the Certificatiorls to-
day, and that the Clerk must
provide a balanced budget to
the Commissioners by July
15th. Commissioner Williams
discussed that the Department
Heads need to be involved in
the workshops. Chairman Pe-
ters discussed that he will send
a letter to all Constitutional
Officers and all Department
Heads requesting that they at-
tend when their budget will be
discussed.
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
7:03 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 8, 2005
EMERGENCY MEETING

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,


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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 R. Larry
Wells, Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Main-
tenance Superintendent Steve
Mork, Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer, Road Depart-
ment Superintendent Bobby
Knee, T.D.C. Director Paula
Pickett, Sheriff's Office Major
Joe Nugent, and Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 12:02 p.m.,
E.D.T.
HURRICANE DENNIS
Emergency Management.
Director Wells reported that
Hurricane Dennis is currently
250 miles S.S.E. of Key West,
traveling N.W. at 15 m.p.h. with
150 m.p.h. sustained winds.
He reported that it is a strong
category four storm, and is an-
ticipated to make landfall on
Sunday afternoon (around 5:00
p.m.) in the Pensacola area. He
reported that based on the cur-
rent forecast track, Gulf County
will begin receiving tropical
storm winds around 12:00 a.m.
on Saturday. Upon his request,
Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to Declare a Local State
of Emergency for Gulf County.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Emergency Man-
agement Director Wells dis-
cussed issuing some evacu-
ation advisories and orders.


Sheriff Upchurch discussed a
voluntary evacuation starting
at 2:00 p.m. today for low-lying
areas, and a.mandatory evacu-
ation starting at 6:00 a.m. on
Saturday (July 9th) from the
Stumphole to the State Park
and the Indian Pass area to the
County line. Sheriff Upchurch
discussed issuing a curfew for
the damaged areas. He stated
that when the winds reach 60
m.p.h. all emergency personnel
will be taken off the roads. After
discussion by the Board, Com-
missioner Barnes motioned to
issue a voluntary evacuation
order effective immediately, and
a mandatory order beginning
at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday for
non-residents, and residents
of Cape San Bias and Indian
Pass. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Commis-
sioner Williams inquired about
the next advisory. After further
discussion, Chairman Peters
called an emergency meeting
for 9:00 a.m., E.T. on July 9th.
Commissioner Barnes inquired
about people coming back into
the County for work purposes.
After further discussion by the
Board, Sheriff Upchurch stated
that people entering back into
the County for work must show
employee I.D. cards. Road De-
partment Superintendent Knee
inquired about the Road Depart-
ment and Public Works employ-
ees being placed on stand-by.
Public Works Director Shearer
inquired about cleaning up the
debris and cleaning the ditch at
Americus Avenue. Doug Kent,
Health Department Administra-
tor, discussed that the Health
Department will be closing at
2:00 p.m. on Saturday and will
be closed on Monday. He stated
that the Health Department will
re-open on Tuesday. E.M.S. Di-
rector McGuffin reported that
he has crews on stand-by at
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
St. Joe Fire Department and
Port St. Joe. Chairman Peters
inquired about shelters avail-
able. Commissioner McLemore
inquired about using buses
from the School Board for
evacuation. Administrator Staff
Assistant Stephens reported
that they have buses available
if needed. Eugene Raffield, from
Raffield Fisheries, appeared be-
fore the Board and stated that
he will have 150 tons of ice that
will be available for the public
for "after storm" emergency use
only. He also requested that the


Board check into price-gouging
in the County.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments:
Dist. 1
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe
Dixie Youth Baseball (14 and
under) State Tournament
$250.00

Dist. 2
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe
Dixie Youth Baseball (14 and
under) State Tournament
$250.00

Dist. 3
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe
Dixie Youth Baseball (14 and
under) State Tournament
$250.00

Dist. 4
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe
Dixie Youth Baseball (14 and
under) State Tournament
$250.00

Dist. 5
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe
Dixie Youth Baseball (14 and
under) State Tournament
$250.00

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments:

Dist. 1
Wewahitchka Warrior Cheer-
leaders Donation
$150.00

Dist. 2
Wewahitchka Warrior Cheer-
leaders Donation
$250.00

(End)

There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner McLemore, the meet-
ing did then adjourn atl2:38
p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


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Requires current FL-RN li-
cense with 2 yrs. clinical
exp., BSN or enrolled in
BSN program. $30/hour.
Open Until Filled.
Dental Assisting Faculty
& Dental Hygiene Faculty
- contact Kim@ 769-1551
Ext. 5832 or Glenda@
873-3542.
Additional info: http://
dept.gulfcoast.edu/jobs.
GCCC is an EA/EO/M/F/
Vet employer.



MASSAGE
THERAPY
Now Enrolling.(Fall
Classes) Student Loans
*Available. Approved
for Veteran Training.
SOOTHING ARTS
HEALING THERAPIES
SCHOOL OF
MASSAGE
Destin 850-269-08


STEVE BRANT ROOFING
Port St. Joe, FL. Licensed f
& Insured. 229-6326 430 -


4 Employment



41H

Receptionist/
Secretary

REALTORS Association
of Franklin & Southern
Gulf Counties is seeking a
self-motivated, organized
individual with good com-
munication skills for a full
time position. Experience
answering a multi-line pho-
ne system required. Com-
puter skills and knowledge
of Excel and Word would
be helpful. Please mail re-
sume to 78 11th Street,
Apalachicola, Fl. 32320 or
email to: rafsg@gtcom.net


420-


CERTIFIED
NURSING
ASSISTANTS
Our 120 bed skilled nurs-
ing facility in Port St. Joe is
seeking enthusiastic and
dedicated caregivers for 3
to 11 and 11 to 7 shifts.

WE OFFER the following
benefits to our full-time
staff:

*Health, life, vision, dental,
STD, LTD Insurance
*Competitive Wages
*Paid Time Off
*MATCHING 401 K Plan
*Uniform Allowance
*Attendance Bonus
*Tuition Reimbursement
Program

Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
Human Resources Director
Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8244 phone
(850) 229-7129 Fax

GULF COAST.
COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
Adjunct, Nursing (Gulf/
Franklin Ctr.) provide in-
struction in an acute care
facility to Practical Nursing
students in Pediatric or
Medical-Surgical nursing.
Clinical rotations are in
Panama City, classroom
instruction in Port St. Joe.
Requires current FL-RN li-
cense with 2 yrs. clinical
exper, BSN or enrolled in
BSN prgm. $30/hr. Open
Until Filled.
Nursing Faculty Geron-
tology, 9 month contact
Christine @ 913-3317
Dental Assisting Faculty
& Dental Hygiene Faculty
-contact Kim@ 769-1551
ext. 5832 or Glenda @
873-3542
Additional info: http://
dept.gulfcoast.edu/jobs.
GCCC is an EA/EO/M/F/
Vet employer.


Construction
Superintendent

St. Joe Towns & Re-
sorts is currently seek-
ing an experienced
Construction Superin-
tendent for our GULF
COUNTY Homebuilding
Operations. Candidate
will supervise the con-
struction of detailed
unique homes. Candi-
date should have great
organizational and lead-
ership abilities; includ-
ing strong communica-
tion skills and the ability
to follow in place proce-
dures while managing
multiple tasks. An un-
derstanding of external
and internal customer
concepts are essential
in addition to strong
people skills. Five years
residential supervision
required and two year
college degree pre-
ferred.

We offer great pay &
benefit package.
Mail resume to
245 Riverside Ave.,
Suite 500,
Jacksonville, FL 32202,
Fax resume to
904-301-4598
or email to
jena.evans(3joe.com

Equal Opportunity
Employer* Pre-
Employment Drug
Screening and Back-
ground check Required


GULF COAST
COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
Accounting/Financial
Mgr. Establishes & main-
tains accounting control
and prepares financial
data required for the effec-
tive management of the
Gulf Coast Community
College Foundation. As-
sists with budget prepa-
ration as well as prepara-
tion of fiscal, annual, and
special reports. Coordi-
nates the scholarship
process, and maintains
scholarship database. Re-
quires BS degree in ac-
counting/related field &
significant exp. in account-
ing, preferably nonprofit.
Resourcefulness, critical
thinking skills, strong or-
ganizational skills & skills/
experience working with
Access, Excel and Quick-
Books. Salary based on
degree/exp. Open Until
Filled.
Aquatics Specialist Re-
sponsible for assisting in
all natatorium & hydrother-
apy pool operations, in-
struct 6 credits a year.
Some evenings/weekends
required. Requires AS de-
gree (BS in recreation,
physical education, related
field preferred), current
lifeguard/first aid & CPR
certifications. Within 6
mths of hire, obtain addi-
tional instructor certifica-
tions. Salary: $23,000/yr.
Open Until Filled.
Additional info: http://
dept.gulfcoast.edu/jobs.
GCCC is an EA/EO/M/F/
Vet employer.


Arizona Chemical Mfg

facilities in Panama City and Port St. Joe, FL are cur-
rently hiring laborer positions. Position requirements
include being able to work with diverse teams; work
well with mgmt and peers. Be willing to promote into
higher jobs as opportunities arise, and willing to work
on a rotating shift (shift work). Qualified applicants
apply at Workforce Center, 625 Hwy 231 Panama
City, FL, or Gulf/Franklin Center on Garrison Ave,
Port St. Joe, FL. Apply by 10/28/2005. Minimum start-
ing salary $13.80/hr, High School Diploma or equiva-
lent required. Katrina evacuees are encouraged to
apply. Arizona Chemical is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, M/F/DN.


440@

THE PORT INN is now ac-
cepting applications for a
part time breakfast attend-
ant/housekeeper. The shift
is approximately 6am-
12pm, sometimes until
2pm. Two days a week.
Candidates must be able
to work weekends and
holidays. If you have an
eye for detail and a pas-
sion for service, we want
you! Please apply in per-
son at the address below.
Make beds, make waffles,
make money! Inquire
about benefits package.
EOE. DFWP Port Inn, 501
Monument Ave. Port St.
Joe, FL. 32456




Liberty National
Life
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-
tion trips and more. No
experience necessary.
On-the-job training. Re-
quirements: integrity,
good work ethic, and
the desire to earn $50K
+ per year. Contact
Hines Robertson
763-6629 EOE




Apalachicola
Times
has an opening for a Crea-
tive Team Member. Appli-
cants must have computer
experience and have a
team playing attitude. Re-
sponsibilities include: Ad-
vertising design and page
layout. Experience in
InDesign and Photoshop a
plus, but we will train the
right person. Benefits in-
clude: medical, dental and
vision insurance, 401K,
success sharing, paid holi-
day, paid vacation and
sick leave. The Times is a
drug free workplace and
an equal opportunity em-
ployer. Contact Kathy
Smith, Creative Design
Manager, 850-653-8868 or
email resume to
ksmith@starfl.com or Fax
resume to (850) 653-8036.
Or in person at the Times
office.

ARIZONA
CHEMICAL
Is accepting applica-
tions to fill shipping co-
ordinator positions in
Port St. Joe and Pana-
ma City. High school di-
ploma or equivalent re-
quired. Competencies
needed include admin-
istrative, organizational,
inventory management,
communication, and
functional computer
skills, and possible su-
pervisory duties. Quali-
fied applicants should
submit. resume- to the
Workforce Center, Hwy
231, Panama City, FL or
the Gulf/Franklin Center
on Garrison Ave., Port
St. Joe, FL. No appli-
cation will be accepted
at Arizonia Chemical.
Apply by 10/21/05.
Katrina evacuees are
encouraged to apply.
Arizonia Chemical is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer, M/F/D/V.

CUSTODIAN $9 per hour,
15 hours a week. You Do
not need to be a church
member to apply. Apply in
Church Office at Long Ave-
nue Baptist Church, 1601
Long Ave.

DRIVER
needed for Taxi Service.
Call 850-899-0678

DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOW! No expe-
rience required. Werner
Enterprises has immediate
openings for entry-level
semi drivers. Our avg. driv-
ers earn more than $36k
first year. 60% of our driv-
ers get home nightly/
weekly. 15-day CDL train-
ing available in your area.
Call today 1-866-280-5309

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


460in-

DRIVERS:
Be HOME Often!
Dedicated Drivers needed
For Hosford, FL
(.37 empty/.38 loaded)
Health/Life/Dental/401 K
Vacation/Holiday Pay!
Grayson Mitchell, Inc.
1-800-247-6321
DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS
wanted. CDL required. Call
850-227-4159 or 527-5494
JOB NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following positions:

ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT:
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 and City Auditor-
Clerk.

Requirements:
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-
cations.
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-
tion.
The City of Port St. Joe en-
forces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/ Af-
firmative Action Employer
JOB NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following positions:

RECREATION
DIRECTOR:

Requirements:
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
public.
Pay depending on qualifi-
cations..

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 'nust pres-
ent a valid Florida Driver
Ucense and Social Securi-
ty Card at time of applica-
tion.

The City of Port St. Joe en-
forces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/ Af-
firmative Action Employer
PART TIME
EMPLOYEE
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-
ees Welcome. Apply at
700 Country Club Rd., or
fax resume to: 229-7199.
PLUMBERS &
PLUMBING
HELPERS
-EXPERIENCED
(Mexicp Beach Area)
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
401K.
Keith Lawson Company
Kevin Infinger
(850) 259-2358
KLC is an EOE/AAE/DFWP
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply
ROOFING HELPERS
needed. No exp. req'd.
Call 229-6859


iBSO Merchandis
S For Sale




NEW SINGER Lazar
storm, 3 in 1 vacuum, still
in box, has warranty card.
$60. Call 229-5466.




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


528n
IMT 539 39HP FARM
TRACTOR, & Implements,
$6000. SEE AT: 1265
CR381 Wewahitchka, FL.
Call 639-2792


55-BH
ALAN WHITE, couch,
chair & ottoman. Brown
chenille. Like new. $900.
King bedroom set, head-
board, footboard, 2 dress-
ers & 2 night stands,
$1200. Call 229-9668
FULL COUCH, Chair & ot-
toman, blue, yellow &
cream plaid, $350. Large
Computer Armoire,. finish
yellow pine, $300. Call
850-227-3762.
MAPLE Curio cabinet,
white washed oak curio
cabinet & beige leather re-
cliner. $150 each 227-1932
MATCHING couch &
loveseat, $500 or best of-
fer. Maple colored enter-
tainment center, holds 27"
TV, $60 or best offer. Call
227-1171
QUEEN Size sofa sleeper,
floral pattern with bamboo
arms, good condition. $75.
648-2018
TV ARMOIRE
& coffee table, $500. Call
229-9668

Reeves '
Furniture & Refinishing ..
234 Reid Ave.,229-6374 1w
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums .... -.

I

'1 Ready to
Finish
Furniture

Val


555 Garage Sales




306 HWY 98 Mexico
Beach- SATURDAY 8-1 pm.
Much misc items, wicker
furniture, bar stools, pictur-
es, & more.
Annual Craft &
Rummage Sale!
Saturday, Oct. 22nd
7:00am-1:00pm CST
Our Lady of
Guadalupe Church
15th St., Mexico Beach
Wide Variety of Items
RAIN OR SHINE
FIRST ANNUAL St. Jo-
seph Catholic Church
Rummage Sale! Due to
overwhelming response, we
will have our Rummage
Sale Again Sat. Oct 15th.
Refreshments available!
MOVING SALE!
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.


GULF CO. LAND OPPORTUNITY
[812 Acres Prime Development ]
FLORIDA PANHANDLE


MOVING SALE!!! 124
Cabell Drive, Port St.Joe.
SAT. Oct. 15th, 7am-12pm.
Many misc items.
YARD SALE! 108 Stone
Drive, Ward Ridge, Sat.
8am-? Furn., clothes, other
items. RAIN OR SHINE!
YARD SALE! 2071 Hwy
C-30. SAT. Oct 15th 8-12N.
Furniture, lamps, curtains,
linens, household goods,
brand name clothes, &
MUCH MORE
RAIN CANCELS
YARD SALE! Fri & Sat,
8am-? 616 Marvin Ave.
RAIN CANCELS!
YARD SALE! Friday Only
8:00am-? 506 8th Street.,
Port St. Joe.
Yard Sale!
Highland View
Assembly of God
October 15th, 9am-Noon
125 Dolphin St.,
Highland View
Raising money for
missions.




HOT TUB *
Best Deal on (HYDRO
SPA) w/warranty. Never
used, seats 5 w/lounger,
Affordable- $1995. 850-
648-1088 or 628-6858.
COMING SOON!
Airport Limo Service
Call 850-899-0678
RHEEM 3.0 Ton, Heat &
cooled, central air condi-
tioning system, with gas
furnace & condensing unit,
cased evaporator, very
good condition, $800. In-
stallation extra. 827-8429


58i .

ASSORTED SS TABLES
& 3 Compartment sinks,
gas fryers, 36" chargrill
w/stand, 24" flat grill, con-
vection ovens, Alto-sham
oven, hotdog roller grill,
sandwich press, slicer, Ho-
bart buffalo with hub,
reach in freezers & refrig-
erator, ice cream freezer,
curve glass candy case,
shelving, booths. Call
Chris or George 850-785-
1568. WE BUY AND SELL!




REMEMBER: ADS in
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.


70
EFFICIENCY APT. $275
mo.+ sec. dep. No pets.
639-5721.




2 BR and 4BR, Long Term
rentals, avaiable in Mexicd
Beach, Call Hambrick Re-
alty at 648-1102 for details.
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
MEXICO BEACH Water-
front TH, 2/2 on canal to
Gulf w/ covered boat lift,
$1500 mo. 850-229-9353
WINTER RENTAL Villages
at Port St. Joe. Beautifully
furnished 2 or 3 Bedroom
Townhouse. Call (229)-
324-3109/ (229) 891-6583.


710

3 BR, 2 BA house at Bea-
con Hill, fully furn'd with
beautiful Gulf views. $1500
mo. incl's util's. Avail. Sept
15. Call 647-8317
3 BR, 2 BA, across from
St. Joe Beach, garage,
heated pool, $1300mo.
Call 850-899-0678
3 BR, 2 BA, Double wide
on 1/2 acre lot in Creek
View subdivision. $900mo.
Call 227-5700
CARABELLE, 3br, lba,
new remodel, big yard,
$750 mo. 404-307-8912
NEW HOME on CR30 in
Treasure Bay. Enjoy sun-
set views over the Bay
from screen porch and
open deck. 2 BR, 21/z 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-
893-2216.

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.




CAPE SAN BLAS, Long
term rental 3 BR, 3 BA, Ige
covered porches. Watch
sunrise over the Gulf and
Sunset over the Bay. Gulf
and Bay dedicated ac-
cesss. Fully Furn'd with
Braxton Culler furniture.
Ready for occupancy.
$1575 per mo w/ 6-9 mo
Ise. No pets. First, last
months rent and security
dep of $787.50 req'd. Call
Amber at 850-402-1993 or
850-229-7799.


7 77 Rentals


MINI STORAGE
0W408 Garrison Ae, Port StJoe, FL
(Pristine Pool nt door to its)
229-2o00 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone


BEACH

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








PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \



a5x10 10x10 10x20

On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week

ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


AMERICXS MINI STORAGE

& OFFICE COMPLEX
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
Storage


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


ClIimate Controlled


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78

OFFICE SPACE in
Simmons Bayou Executive
Offices. Great location, pri-
vate entrance. Fantastic
view of bay. Shared recep-
tion and kitchen. 1934
CR30. $350/mth incl utili-
ties except phone and in-
ternet. Annual lease re-
quired. Call 850-229-7799


8O0Real Estate





CAPE SAN BLAS 1st tier
w/ wonderful beach view!
No flood insur. req. 2/2 for
$624,900, 4/2 for $750K,
4/4.5 for $1,100,000. Call
Diane Peevy, Port Realty
850-527-2580

CAPE SAN BLAS 2/2
furn'd w/ comm pool & ten-
nis. $474,500. Call Diane
Peevy, Broker Assoc. Port
Realty 850-527-2580




3 COMMERCIAL ware-
houses in the heart of PSJ
with 1 tenant in place.
7500+sf. Buy all or
separately. Motivated sell-
er. Call Danny Sparks, at
850-319-4667, Anchor
Real Estate & Mortgage
Company, Olivier Monod,
Broker.

MEXICO BEACH, 1294
SQ FT. office building
zoned General Commer-
cial or residential.on Hwy
98. $695,000. Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach Har-
mon Realty. 850-527-2560
or 800-239-4959




3 BR, 2 BA Brick Home on
2 Lots, 1 mile from Bay &
beautiful sunset. Spacious
room with fireplace, large
screened porch, sprinkler
system. $389,000. 850-
832-2040 or 850-229-1542
www.infotube.net 102048.

3 BR, 2 BA, garage, 3
small buildings, partially
furnished, Blueberry Or-
chard, garden patch,
sprinkler system, 2.35 ac-
res, 538 Borders Rd. Over-
street. 227-1812 By Ownr

4 BR, 2 BA, upgraded SS
apple, 2 car gar, metal roof,
CH&A, 347 Bay St., St Joe
Beach, $485,000. Call 850-
647-3248 By owner

COMPLETELY Renovated
3 br, 2 ba, Irg screened
porch, FP, brick home.
Incl's appl's, irrigation syst,
satellite syst. & many other
amenities. Located in exc.
neighborhood. Asking
$475k. By Owner 227-1932

MEXICO BEACH 507
Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
home on large corner lot.
Screened porch in front -
deck in back. Fenced in
back yard Short walk to
beach. $275,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty. (800)
239-4959. Local 527-2560

MEXICO BEACH,
$399,900 3br/2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully
furnished, Beachside of 98
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959

MEXICO BEACH,
$349,900. 3br/1.5ba. Large
living room w/vaulted ceil-
ing, beamed ceiling in
kitchen, Jenaire Grill.'
Wraparound deck-wired
for hot tub. 2 blocks from
dedicated beach. Joan
Lovelace (850)527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 800-239-4959

MEXICO BEACH, 34th St.
3br/2ba, Beachside of
Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well
maintained, fully furnished.
Gulfview. $695,000. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959

MEXICO BEACH, Ocean-
side Village. 38th St. newly
constructed end unit
townhouse. 2br/2ba, pool,
garage. $549,900. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959

OVERSTREET, $274,900.
3br, 2ba on 1.25 acres.
15ft pond w/fish & docks.
Greenhouse, Salt system
well, screened porch over-
looks pond. Carport w/air
conditioned carport. Call
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959

OVERSTREET, 3br/2ba
on 2 acres. Laundry room
& storage area. Outside
shed has lights & gas.
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
527-2560, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
800-239-4959




2910 GARRISON AVE....
3 br, 2 ba, oversized lot,
$225K Call 258-5126 Great
Rental/ First Home/ Owner


811

PANAMA CITY, 4br/2ba
on fenced corner lot.
Above ground pool. Caba-
na. $110,000. Joan Love-
lace 527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959
PORT ST. JOE 1902
Garrison Ave. Charming 2
BR, 1 BA home on 78x150
lot. Fenced backyard, car-
port, storage building.
$209,900. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-527-2560 or
(800)239-4959.
ST. JOE BEACH,
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Locat-
ed on corner lot across
from dedicated beach. En-
closed front porch w/ un-
obstructed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
ST. JOE BEACH, Santa
Anna. 3br/2ba, fireplace,
hot tub, 2 car garage w/
workshop. $275,000. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959

ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
Shores Subdivision, Nice
building lot, sewer tap
paid. 2nd block from
beach, underground utili-
ties. $279,900. Joan Love-
lace, (850)527-2560 Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959
ST. JOE BEACH. Pineda
St. $225,000. 2br/lba Mo-
bile home on 75x150 lot,
2nd block from dedicated
beach. Great lot. Bring all
offers. Joan Lovelace
(850)527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959




CAPE SAN BLAS and be-
yond! Gulf, Lake and Riv-
er Front lots $99K-$1.4 M.
Call Diane Peevy, Port Re-
alty 850-527-2580
RUSTIC waterfront cot-'
tage on high bluff over-
looking Chipola River. No
flood insurance req. 104'
frontage on water. $189K.
Danny Ryals Real Estate,
Martha 850-643-7604
WATERFRONT
LIVING
$183,900 TO $650,000
Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate
DON YARBROUGH
850-227-5887
850-769-8971




BEAUTIFUL lake view lot
for sale by owner at Seven
Springs sub division. Call
647-8947 after 6pm.
BY OWNER, Lot 16 The
Village at Marina Cove.
$260K. Port St. Joe, FL
850-524-6900.
CHIPOLA LANDING in
Dalkeith, 2 lots, 0.68 acres
each. Will sell separate or
together. Call 647-8947 af-
ter 6pm.
HOWARD CREEK,
$32,000. Cleared 1/2 acre
lot on paved Old Bay City
Rd. Call Joan Lovelace,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 850-527-2560 or
800-239-49589
PORT ST. JOE BEACH,
75x150ft, (high) with mo-
bile home, 2 br, 2 ba. 11/2
blocks from gulf. $350K.
OBO. Partial Owner financ-
ing available 850-647-9193
ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
stricted subdivision, sec-
ond tier, $189,000. Call
850-647-6110

WEWAHITCHKA 4 acres
420' frontage on Hwy. 381,
Dalkeith community. 5-10
min. to several landings on
Chipola River. Excellent
place to retire. 2 wells &
septic. Refurbish old
house or build new. $175K
850-639-3801 By owner.



PORT ST JOE 3/3 like
newly Tile, granite counter-
tops, great neighborhood.
$279,000. Diane Peevy,
Port Realty 850-527-2580




2 BR, 1 BA in Oak Grove,
fenced in back yard,
$475mo, $200dep req'd.
Call 227-3463


FORD '84 Mustang GT
Convertible, 20th Anni-
versary, Lots of extras, au-
tomatic8,V8, new transmis-
sion, paper work for all
done, included. $5,500 or
best offer. Call Eddie at
850-527-8202.
LINCOLN '97 Town Car
Executive Series, 79,000
miles, loaded, all power,
mint condition, $7,495,
Call Rex 850-227-1753 or
850-227-5089.


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1995 GMC 20' Box Truck
Cat Diesel/Allison Auto
Trans. Full Lift Gate,
219,000 Miles. $12,000.00.
St. Joe Rent-All/227-2112
DODGE '88 Dakota, V6,
camper shell, radio, AC,
heater, power steering,
very good condition. Call
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4518 Surfside Lane, Cape San Bias. Fantastic Views from this
1st Tier Duplex. 2 Bedroom/2Bath. "X" Flood Zone and Beach
and Bay Access. MLS #106336 Contact Mark Schultz at 850-
227-5605.


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2911 Garrison Ave., PSJ Immaculate ranch style home situ-
ated on 2 lots in Ward Ridge. Large kitchen w/dining room,
family room, florida room, formal living room. Very spacious
home that has been well maintained. Yard is filled with aza-
leas, pine trees, day lillies and crepe myrtles. Nice work shop.
A must see. MLS# 108089 Call Susie White 850-227-4046
or 800-451-2349. $399,000.00.


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

















property or home site, lot is 100 x 135
with niobile home, just minutes from
public boat ramp, intracoastal waterway

340-0900. PRICE REDUCED
340-0900 PRICE REDUCED


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


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IS THIS FUN OR WHAT?! Own a beach
townhouse that comes fully furnished.
Just steps to the wide open beach of
Mexico Beach, FL 2 bed/2.5 bath. Built
in 2001. Put is on the rental market or
save this jewel for yourself. Priced to
sell at $350,000 Call Natalie to view
850-227-4355














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


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


113 39th Street, Mexico Beach 2
bd/2ba Gulfview townhouse, great loca-
tion, just steps from the beach. $600,000.
Call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900.


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


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










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


"Gulf breeze villas condominium are one
of the few condominium projects located
on the gulf side on the hwy 98, don't
miss this rare opportunity. Seller is moti-
vated!!" Call Moses Medina for more
information. 850-527-0441


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









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















427 Cape Plantation Rd. Port st. Joe
- Great home on 16th green of st. Joseph
bay country club! 3Br/2ba with Elevator
and renovated with new carpet, appli-
ances, painted inside and Out. Gorgeous
view of 16th green from screened car-
peted back porch.$475,000 MIs 104069
- call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146


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


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


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


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


Mexico Beach This townhouse has a
view of the Gulf of Mexico and is only a
short walk to the beach. The town is 3 BR,
2 baths and the seller is very motivated.
MIs # 107295. Call Moses Medina at
850-527-0441 for more information.














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


"A gorgeous preconstruction house a
Block an half away from the Bay located
on 19th street. Reserve now and select
your personal touches." Call Moses
Medina for more information. 850-
527-0441


LOT LISTINGS.


BEACHES
* Casuna Subdivision Lot 4, St. Charles Street, subdivision will
include a pool & pool house. $238,000. Call Richard Squires or
Sonjia Raffield at 227-9600.
* 134 Palm Breeze Way 1/2 acre wooded lot in growing subdivi-
sion. Great buy at $71,000. Call Richard Squires or Sonjia
Raffield at 227-9600
* CASUNA SUBDIVISION-New subdivision in Mexico Beach. Club
house, pool, underground utilities, paved streets, all in process of
being put in place. Developer is providing fill to bring property up
to grade. Street address not yet assigned or obtained. Block A, Lot 4.
Contact Patrick Jones for more information @ (850) 227-9600
or (850) 814-5878.
* 117 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach, GULF VIEW LOT, 50x150.
$595,000. Call Brenda Miller @ 850-227-5380
* Mexico Beach- MLS# 106182. Nice corner lot on mexico beach
with beautiful unobstructed gulf view great for your beach home
CALL ELLEN ALLEMORE @ 227-227-5146 FOR MORE INFO.
* MLS#105141 126 Rosemary Court This Gulf View lot is
in a premier subdivision offering each lot owner a community
boardwalk to the Gulf of Mexico. The entire subdivision is heavily
landscaped with paved streets and a gated entrance. Community
will also have their own beachside pool. $525,000 $495,000
Contact Carol Bell for more information @ 850-227-4252
- 109 N. 27th Street, Mexico Beach MLS#104393 Gulf view
lot 75x100, surveyed, short walk to the beach. $299,900 Call
Brenda Miller 850-227-5380
PORT ST. JOE
* Overstreet, Mockingbird-Canal front lot 100'x800'. $269,900
Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252 ,
* Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'x1 70' $ 30,000 Call Carol
Bell 850-227-4252
* This lot is located in Garrison Plantation in Port St. Joe
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LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS


houses under construction. Seller will listen to all offers. Call Moses
Medina 527-0441
* 2.5 Acres in Overstreet for sale off Hardy Drive MLS#
102634. "This is a beautiful lot located in Pine Breeze Subdivision
and on minutes away from The Gulf of Mexico's wonderful beaches.
Also, only a few blocks away from a public boat ramp to the inter-
costals water way. Call Moses Medina 527-0441
* Lot 15, Marina Cove, great commercial lot in Port St. Joe's newest
retail subdivision. Call Sonlia Raffield at 340-0900.
*Port St. Joe, 115 Cabell Drive-This lot is located just steps away
from the beautiful St. Joe Bay. Close to schools. $389,900
*Port St. Joe,115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable investment
in Port St. Joe. mls#106528 $137,000 Call Candice Upchurch
850-227-6402
* PORT ST. JOE- (White City) MLS# 106486. Approx. 11.2 acres
on canal front property. $7,900,000 Call Warren Yeager for
more Information at 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.
* Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful bay view lot has
unobstructed view of St. Joe Bay, great place to build a home.
mls#105525 $875,000 Call Sonlia 340-0900.
* Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St. Joe. Gated
Community, Brick Pavers, underground utilities. Close to schools,
churches and downtown. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Port St. Joe's newest business address offers just 41 com-
mercial lots with water front views, tasteful landscaping with water
fountains, brick pavers and morel A charming "Old Florida" planned
development perfect for professional offices, shops. Strict architec-
tural control. Act fast Lots starting at $299,900
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
The property consists of three lots that make almost an acre of land
and have already been cleared. Seller is motivated and will listen to
all offers. Call Moses Medina 527-0441
The Landings at Wetappo, Overstreet-Located just off the intra-
coastadl waterway.nCall for,,.moreL.details- a5fl LaO C6f


LOT LISTINGS


- Indian Pass,109 Stillwater South- Enjoy quiet living in one the
newest subdivisions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved
roads make this a great homesite. $185,000
-Indian Pass-111 Stillwater South- Enjoy quiet living in one the
newest subdivisions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved
roads make this a great homesite. $185,000
* Indian Pass- 101 Lagoon Drive. Great private 2nd tier home-
site with beach access, as close to water as most 1st tiersl Arch.
restrictions but NO hassles with a HOA. Beautiful secluded beach,
steps away from Raw Bar,ONE minute drive to boat launch,camp
store, gas and St Vincent Island. $595,000. Call Kim Harrison for
more information @ 850-227-4960.
- Indian Pass Gulf Front Lot Follow the oyster shell roads to this
beautiful gulf front lot. Only two houses away from gulf front com-
munity pool. This very private, little community is tucked away from
it all. 68' X 217' MLS #105561 Kim Harrison 227.4960
* Waterfront lot in East Bay Plantation. Beautiful dockable lot
1.10 acre on Wetappo Creek, easy intercostal access. Great invest-
ment opportunity Call Candice Upchurch 850.227.6402
- Large 3/4 acre lot with beautiful unobstructed views of St.
Joe Bay. Call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900
CAPE SAN BLAS
- Ponderosa Pines Dr MLS# 106024. "Great investment oppor-
tunity this is two 1/2 acre lots being sold as one. Seller is very
motivated, so bring all offers. Lots are located in a very fast growing
area close walk to bay and short drive to Cape San Bias Florida. Call
Moses Medina 527-0441
- Cape San Blas,Lot 2 Jubilation-Gulf front with wide open
beaches. Close to the beach club and pool area. mls#107925
$1,300,000 Call Natalie Shoaf 227-4355
- Cape San Bias, 481 Haven Road-Lot 3, 1st tier lot in Seagrass
Subdivision. $895,000 mls#107363
- 1st tier lots in Lantana By the Sea, beautiful gulf view $485,000.
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LOT LISTINGS


4583 Cape San Bias Road Large 1st tier lot $725,000. Call
Richard Squires or Sonlia Raffield at 227-9600.
* Jubilation Subdivision Lot 30 & 36 in master planned com-
munity with pool, club house & boardwalk $405,000. each. Call
Richard Squires or Sonlia Raffield at 227-9600.
* Jubilation lot #32 $419,000 Get into this great new development
with a lot that is priced to sell. Natalie 850-227-4355
- Park Point Subdivision-107 Park Point Circle. Premium located
lot in premium located subdivision. Master planned community,
deeded gulf access, pool and pool house. Motivated seller, Excellent
opportunity. $350,000. Contact Patrick Jones today @ (850)
814-5878.
! 225 Park Point Circle. Premier location on the Cape. Great
amenities including pool, pool house, and deeded gulf access. Wise
investment. Contact Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878
- Lot 7, Jubilation Subdivision. Over an acre of gulf front property
in the premier subdivision on Cape San Bias. Close proximity to the
beach club house. A fantastic investment and great place to build a
beach home. In a X-flood zone. $1,500,000. Contact Patrick Jones
@ (850) 814-5878.
- Lot 9, Phase 1, Jubilation Subdivision. Over an acre of gulf
front property in the premier subdivision on Cape Son Bias. Close
proximity to the beach club house. A fantastic investment and
great place to build a beach home. In a X-flood zone. $1,400,000.
Contact Patrick Jones @ (850). 814-5878.
- Cape San Bias- 214 White Sands Drive. 1st Tier Lot with great
view-in good location. Gulf Access via boardwalk. This lot is sur-
rounded by lovely homes. Ride by today and call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046.
- Cape San Bias, 1st tier lot-Fantastic view of the beaches of Cape
San Bias. Just steps away from the St. Joseph State Park. $749,900
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