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The star
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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 20, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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PSJ Commissioners Approve

Hospital Agreement

Long name, great encouragement The Angels of Hope Cancer Support Group of Gulf County
Include (1-rJ VYp Bouington, Linda Gant, Brenda Robershaw and-flaine Maige ........

Local Angels Work to Give Hope

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
For Brenda Robershaw, the month of
October is significant for two reasons.
Each year, she travels to St. Simons
Island, Ga. with her church group for a
On Monday afternoon, Robershaw had
just returned from the trip. While there,
she purchased three little lapel angel pins
to share with her friends and her fellow
It was eight years ago this month,
also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that
Robershaw received her cancer diagnosis.
Two women, both suffering from breast
and ovarian cancer, came to her side when
they heard the news.

Robershaw recognizes the support
provided to her by Vicki Lamberson and
Marilyn Witten, and though cancer took
both of their lives, their spirits live on, in the
form of the Angels of Hope Cancer Support
Conceived by the group's matriarch, Von
Bouington, the Angels have officially been
around for about two years.
Bouington, Linda Gant, Elaine Maige
and Robershaw make up the Angels group,
though Maige attested that the first part of
their name may be a bit misleading.
"You can ask my husband about that,"
she laughed.
Their focus is on providing hope, to each
other as well as other cancer patients and
(See SPREADING HOPE on Page 12A)

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe city commissioners hopped
aboard the bandwagon for a new county hos-
pital Tuesday night, but not before tweaking
the wheels a bit.
City commissioners approved an inter-
local agreement between the county and the
municipalities that.prnides.-theplatform for
implementing a half-cent sales tax to help
meet the costs of treating those lacking suffi-
cient health insurance at a new Sacred Heart
Because of a 60-day window between
completing, required paperwork and distri-
bution of the tax revenue the sales tax
is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1 from
the Florida Department of Revenue to the
county, the aim was to have the inter-local
agreement finalized by Nov. 1.
The city's action on Tuesday, though,
could push the timetable back a bit because
of two changes city officials sought to have
included in the agreement. Those changes
will require the document to be considered
and approved again by the Board of County
Commissioners and Wewahitchka city com-
The first change was to the make-up of
the committee which is to oversee the trust
fund established to take in sales tax revenues
and make decisions on distribution. Under

the original inter-local agreement that com-
mittee had seven members; the agreement
approved Tuesday night in Port St. Joe has
the committee comprised of nine members.
That would be one representative from the
new Sacred Heart Hospital, two county repre-
sentatives and one each from Wewahitchka,
Port St. Joe, the county Health Department,
the local board of Sacred Heart, the St.
Joe Community Foundation and the -Sclool
The other change was to include a sen-
tence nailing down how the sales tax pro-
ceeds would be spent, specifying that, "No
funds derived from the surtax shall be used
for any other purpose," than meeting the
health care needs of the indigent, uninsured
and under-insured populations in the coun-
ty or the "payment of operating expenses,
maintenance, acquisition and construction
of healthcare programs or facilities in the
"The concept and what we were able to
work out will benefit all of Gulf County," said
Port St. Joe city manager Lee Vincent.
The inter-local agreement was one
provision included in a Memorandum of
Understanding between the county, Sacred
Heart, The St. Joe Company and the county
Health Department to construct a new hospi-
tal near the Gulf/Franklin Center and open-
* ing in 2007.
(See CITY on Page 6A)

A County Seat Relocated, A Controversy Awakened

This is the last of a two-part story on the
1964 relocation of the Gulf County seat.
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The relocation of the county seat from
Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe signaled a new
era in Gulf County politics.
Though the opposing sides had fought
bitterly in the days leading to the May 26,
1964 election, the county seat's relocation
seemed an almost foregone conclusion.
Port St. Joe boasted the larger population
and easily, secured a 2,410-1,849 victory at
the polls.
As residents from the north end of the
county reluctantly accepted the election's
outcome, county commissioners moved
forward with their relocation plans.
The May 26 election returned a familiar,
face to the board.
, In a highly competitive race, T. D. "Doc"
Whitfield edged out District 1 incumbent
A. J. Strickland, who had openly opposed
relocation, while Whitfield straddled the
Whitfield, the unofficial mayor of Howard
Creek, first served on the board in 1956 and
was widely known for his take-no-prisoners
When pressed by county residents to
take a stand on the relocation issue, Whitfield
famously said that when he left his home and
reached Hwy. 71, he could turn right or he
could turn left it didn't make any difference
to him.
Whitfield exemplified the new breed of
Gulf County politicians..
The time for taking a stand was over. After
the election, the county's biggest concern
was finding a site for the new courthouse

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A (Second) Choice Location
Two weeks following the election, The
Star reported the county's ongoing attempt
to find a suitable location.
"We Have It-Now What To Do With It,"
read the headline.
After several public hearings on the
matter, a clear favorite emerged: the city
park, located between Hwy. 98 and St. Joe
The city had, for many years, leased
the property from the St. Joseph Land and
Development Company.
In order to take possession of the land, a
group of commissioners led by Leo Kennedy
spearheaded an effort to have the property
The board's plans were thwarted a
month later, when the St. Joseph Land and
Development Company canceled the city's
lease, citing plans to develop the property.
With the city park off the table, the
county purchased a 43.8-acre, $84,000 tract
on Hwy. 71, across from the old cement
In late 1966, two years after county
residents voted to relocate the county seat,
construction on the new courthouse and jail
began in earnest.
Trouble with Piling No. 64
Controversy dogged the courthouse
relocation from the beginning, and did not
lessen when construction commenced.
Architect Paul Donofro and contractor
William Hunt of Guin and Hunt Construction
Company came before the board on Dec. 13,
1966 to answer charges by Commissioners
Kennedy and Walter Graham that the
foundation caps had been improperly

Editorials .............. Page 4A Society News .......Pages 4B & 5B

Law Enforcement ......... Page 14B

Sports ........... Page 8A & 9A School News ....... Page 98 12B
Church News ........... Page 6B Classifieds ....... Pages 16 & 17B

The controversy centered around piling
cluster No. 64, which by Donofro and Hunt's
own admission, was off-center by six inches.
Kennedy and Graham were told the
revealing information by one of Hunt's former

Hunt contended that the error had been
caused by the discharged employee and was
the reason he was fired.
He joined Donofro, in assuring the board
(See COUNTY SEAT on Page 14A)

Construction on the Port St. Joe courthouse ended in November of 1967, three years after a
controversial election moved the county seat from Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe. The building was
designed by architect Paul Donofro.

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PSJ Fire Department Conducts Fire Prevention Activities

by Scott Baker
Deputy Chief
Port St. Joe Fire Department
During the past week,
personnel from the City of
Port St. Joe Fire Department
reached out to our youngest
community members as
part of the fire department's
planned Fire Prevention
Week activities.
The National Fire
Protection Association
(NFPA) continues to make
National Fire Prevention
Week a priority and depends
upon' the participation and
effort of tens of thousands of
fire and safety professionals
working together to reduce
the risk of fire and the toll it
takes on our society and our
Locally in Port St.
Joe, children from grades
pre-kindergarten through
3rd grade at Port St. Joe

Elementary, Faith Christian
School, and Croft Family
Childcare participated in
fire safety assemblies and
presentations delivered by
the fire prevention team of
the Port St. Joe Fire Dept.
Over 400 children directly
received an upbeat and
energetic fire safety message.
Typically, each child passes
on what they learned to their
family members giving us an
indirect means of educating
hundreds more of our
community citizens.
Each presentation is
tailored according to the
age of the children. Pre-
kindergarten children are
often afraid of firefighters
based upon how we look while
wearing our full protective
clothing and equipment.
The Pre-K classes received
presentations showing them
why they should not be afraid

of firefighters.
The first through third
grade students participated
in interactive group sessions
covering topics such as;
proper reaction to an
activated smoke alarm, home
evacuation procedures,
proper caution with lit
candles, and how to crawl
under smoke while exiting a
burning house.
During the "touch a
Truck" activities sponsored
by the Long Avenue Baptist
Church on Saturday, the fire
department provided static
displays of our firefighting
equipment and had personnel
on hand to answer questions
about the fire service and
fire safety. We coordinated
with the Tyndall AFB Fire
Department fire prevention
section to provide our
community with Tyndall's
fire safety house during the
event as well.
Each year, the members
of the City of Port St. Joe
Fire Department coordinate
and present fire prevention
activities at local area schools,
churches, and during special
events. We pride ourselves in
our professional approach to
fire safety and often receive
requests for specific members
of our fire prevention team
to provide public fire safety
The Port St. Joe Fire
Department is available to
both residents and business
owners within our fire district
to assist you with your fire
prevention needs. We -will
provide you with courtesy
fire safety & prevention
materials for your home or
business at no cost. Materials
include; fire safety inspection
checklists and educational

materials. Additionally,
we provide courtesy home
and business fire safety
inspections within our fire
district to help you identify
any potential fire hazards or
hazardous practices within
your home or business.
If we can be of assistance
to you for your fire safety
& prevention needs, please
contact Fire Chief John Ford
at 229-8002. Or e-mail us at
Let's take a quick look
at the history behind Fire
Prevention Week. We all
know the primary purpose
of National Fire Prevention
Week, but do you know how
this special week came to be?
Let's take a little walk back in
time to discover the origins of
this concentrated week of fire
safety education.
The history of National
Fire Prevention Week has its
roots in the Great Chicago
Fire, which occurred on
October 9, 1871. This tragic
conflagration killed 300
people, left 100,000 homeless,
and destroyed more than
17,000 structures.
Since its occurrence,
the cause of the fire has
generated speculation, with
fact and fiction becoming
blurred over the years. One
popular legend has it that
Mrs. Catherine O'Leary
was milking her cow when
the animal kicked over the
lantern, setting the O'Leary's
barn on fire and starting the
spectacular blaze.
However the massive
fire began, it swiftly took
its toll, burning more than
2,000 acres in 27 hours.
(See FIRE on Page 18B)

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Editorials, Comments... The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, October 20, 2005

Lessons From History

There a-re several nuggets of insight to sone 40 \-.
be mined Ifrom a reading o1 reporter Despina With .-
VWillimiin_' superb two-part story on the relo- commissi-onn
cation o',f tlhe cOuunty courthouse some 40 one wav and
y3y1 -.-. JL to tdhe busr
ThCe t,'i r-I which concludes in this week's of adhering
paper. pit-ides a dose of context lor events CIletarly
and opinions held today and in that famil- between a I
iar cliche offers lessons from the past that, binding rele
if not heeded. are surely to be repeated that the cur
One, e\e would argue. is that the fissures question to t
in the county exposed by the courthouse supported c,
relocation tussle. cracks first opened in the martin wit
1920's. remain alive in the minds of at least with alterna
sorne of our elected officials. ers spoke.
\Ve would go so far as to assert that As the c
north-south tensions were conveniently looms, this
stoked anew in the past several months as definitive ac
county cornmrnissioners postured to avoid mandate, oat
I" moving in the direction of county-wide vot- if the vote r
ing, as desired by voters, game of mu
Those tensions, we'd contend, provide a typical rules
convenient shield for some commissioners humiliation.
seeking to maintain their seats in the short' Someho'
haul even though the overwhelming percent- in drag at I
E. age of citizens would prefer their commis- seems almost
sioners broaden horizons a bit to take in the And wh
vision of the long-haul. Marion Houf
Call it the "north-south card" toss it on where she
the table, fan the flames and the voters might desiring a
forget such a silly notion as government a concept v
that has each commissioner answerable to Founding Fe
all the people, a Commission that provides vision of a R
a five-to-one ratio for every citizen, not the to bear at
current one-to-one, which exists primarily year.
among those folks particularly the squeaky We'd su
wheels and the moneyed who have secured received imn
I, access. ers back in 1
Another lesson worth absorbing pertains is that's one
to the actions of that County Commission to see repeat

Common Sense Prev
It seems like the end of the world as we The effei
know it, but government, in this case that program at t
residing in Tallahassee, finally drank a dose But the
of common sefise this month, a practical a
The Florida Departmentof Environmental and put the
Protection's decision to deny the U.S. Army mented evidi
Corps of Engineers a permit to dredge the the river, res
Apalachicola River was as welcome as cool an end to thi
temperatures after a hot summer. That wa,
The DEP decision, which effectively, turers of the
upon the closing of the appeal window, Board of Co
halted dredging that had scarred the river plant a last:
with an acne of sand up and down its banks, going flip-flop
was based on the logic that many keepers despite rearm
of the river had long espoused, but which, dredging on
apparently, needed to be detailed in several years of inte
recent reports. and volunteer
It long ago seemed a given that the dredg- religion.
ing of the Apalachicola River system was one The ques
of the most costly and ghastly treatments of decision, ip \
a valuable waterway in the country. those spoil
As former Sen. -Bob 'Graham and removal of th
...Congressman Allen Boyd brought delega- -damage done
tions of state and federal lawmakers, Army would say mi
Corps officials and stakeholders to the river Meanwhi
r the past few years to see the proof in the courts, where
pudding, there was little denying that dredg- tions and riv
ing was a waste of taxpayer dollars and an Flint-Apalach
abomination to the river eco-system, creating be batted arc
a series of spoil sites which had become as in Georgia, A
i much of an eyesore as any urban housing The Stat
project. significant sa
As detailed in reporter Michelle denying the c
Nicholson's front page story, several studies cally that it w
completed in recent years only underscored government i
the tremendous havoc, to the river and pub- the state's m
lic coffers, that dredging was inflicting. es.
In part, the DEP decision could be seen That sure
as anti-climactic, as federal funding for dredg- court to its r
ing was not in the current Congressional river system.
budget and seemed a long shot for the com- And we c
ing fiscal year.

IGo The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

.New Ruralism
This week I ceded this tractor. He reasoned that it
space to reporter Blair would be easier to mow the
Shiver. grass with a larger piece of
There is a reason why equipment. He even built a
| people are moving to the barn for his tractor.
South everyone else is My godfather's love
beginning to realize what for the -outdoors and my
we have here. godmother's green thumb,
As a child in northeast which produced beautiful
Georgia, one of my favorite flower gardens reminiscent

nings about visiting my
godparents was the late-
afternoon walks we would
take before dinner.
We'd walk the trails
pounded by the cattle
that roamed the pastures
around their home. We'd
walk around the ponds
trying to spot fish through
the red clay-stained water.
I quickly learned the care-
ful negotiation of barbed
wire, and eventually elec-
tric fences.
Though my godfather
did not grow up a farmer,
he decided because he had
the land, he should buy a

of her English childhood,
always permitted them to
be outdoors enjoying the
"space" in which they had
invested and created for
This creation of an
environment is the next
big plan devised by The
St. Joe Company. They are
calling it "new ruralism."
Driven by an increas-
ing number of Baby
Boomers anticipating
retirement coupled with
a significant number of
people migrating from the
harsh winters of the north-

l-l'S oe.-.
voter relernIc i r n m [hn sn.t tL,-os-
ers didn t .:ill -..:dil', Iidn 't 1ip
I flop ,i'notlrher. [FIh i.- U L't d'-'i ni
re- re :,irdl- ._ z :.f their fe.-llA n z,
[- tlIh pu ll i m' nr d :-tn.--
there i'.a i indr'ifiL ni. difference
binding l.'-: iulLli and i norn-
erendrdum. but it i: \v.'rth noting
rent Co-rnrri--.i:,n cho'e to pot .,-i
the people wv.io north rind SuLrth
:', nti\t -7\ ':de -iot0 ei b', "a sianlificant
h ut. o -i m' uc i !as a p--lin.r, toe-ether
tves., t.' r r.ke .- :titon nc'r thie v:t-

ne-', ear .rinni ersrn of that \o:te
Com nisi[i I- '.t hi s ,et to take any-
-'tioin tr'iv..rd meetiing the '','ter
other thlai r in e-isence, act as
never took place while playing a
isical chairs complete with the
s permitting bullying and public

w the resident who showed up
ast week's Commission meeting
st statesmanlike in comparison.
ile we respect the opinions of
gh, we would humbly state that
sees mob rule we see a public
change in their representation,
well within the framework our
others erected to nurture their
publici, and one that may come
the ballot box beginning next

im it up this way; the voters
mediate action from commission-
the 1960's. The guess from here
lesson today's voters would like

ct was to strangle the dredging
he teat.
denial of the permit provided
and symbolic exclamation point
state, which had plenty of docu-
ence of the wounds inflicted on
oundingly on the side of putting
e dredging.
s a spot, to the chagrin of nur-
river, on which the Gulf County
)unty Commissioners failed to
ng flag another of those nag-
s and the state came around,
is of evidence of the effects of
the river, only after several
ensive lobbying by stakeholders
;rs who made saving the river a

stion, as spotlighted in the DEP
what the Corps now does about .
sites and whether intensive
at sand will only compound -the
e to Florida's largest, and some
ost beautiful and vital, river.
ile, attention moves to the
e an agreement on water alloca-
-er flows in the Chattahoochee-
hicola rivers system continues to
found among lawyers and judges
labama and Florida.
:e of Florida, though, fired a
ilvo in that battle last week by
Iredge permit, stating unequivo-
was willing to take on the federal
if necessary to preserve one of
lost-treasured natural resourc-

ely bodes well for standing up in
neighboring shareholders in the

an only applaud.

east and Midwest, Kevin
Fox, Senior VicePresident
of Development at St. Joe
Land Company, said this
concept is not a recent
Quite different from
their parents, Baby
Boomers are changing the
way we think about retire-
Think about the latest
commercial geared toward
and focusing on Baby
The bass guitar intro-
duction of 60's hit "Gimme
Some Loving" accompanies
clips of reveling hippies
and marching protesters.
The repeated lyric, "...so
glad we made it" plays
over the second half of
the ad, in which just as
they did some 40 years
before, a group of middle-
aged surfers climb out of a
Volkswagen van to catch
come waves.
Ameriquest Mortgage
Company, much like St.
Joe, realizes its target
audience. Yesterday's hip-
pies are today's retirees.
They're also today's big-
gest investors.
Boomers are trading
lazy days at a beachfront
condo or 18 holes by their
patio home on the golf

:1kYeL1r TOwn }L/it{ Jstf

by Kesley Colbert

Willie Comes to Skullbone

Listen, here's a story
where I ought to change
the names to protect the
innocent. But after careful
examination...I realized ain't
nobody here innocent!
And I feel obliged to give
you just a little background
before this story takes off.
Skullbone, Tennessee is
located between Trezevant
and Bradford near the heart
of West Tennessee. I don't
know the highway number;
we just always turned left at
the railroad tracks in down-
town Trezevant and drove
ten or twelve miles and we'd
run right into it.
It is as rural as you
can get. Tractors were more
common place than auto-
mobiles. There was only one
building in Skullbone and
I don't even remember any
houses being "too close to
town". There were always
a few cows and a Billy goat
or two moseying about. If
you rode by in a hurry, you
missed the whole thing!
The lone building
that comprised downtown
Skullbone was a small, two
story General Store. The writ-
ing above the big Postmaster
and Grocery sign proclaimed
City Hall and the mayor's
office to be upstairs. It had
the obligatory screen door
and rambling front porch.
It smelled of tobacco, hoop
cheese and smoldering wood
cinders. The only purchases
I ever made at the place were
Texaco gas, Coca-Colas and
Beech Nut chewing tobacco.
The most distinguishing
mark in Skullbone was the
two giant boxing figures that
adorned one whole side wall
of the store. It looked like
John L. Sullivan was squar-
ing off with Paddy Ryan in
a bare knuckle fight. Since
there were no gloves in use
at the time, it was "bone
against skull", hence the
I asked a couple of the
older locals once about the
bouts that used to be staged
in the area. They were hard
pressed to remember any

course for a different kind
of retirement.
One of St. Joe's part-
ners, Progressive Farmer
magazine, and one of
the publication's biggest
advertisers, John Deere,
have confirmed the com-
pany's suspicions about
Booomers' buying habits
and the trend toward a
rural renaissance.
"This new ruralism,
at the end of the day, is
about the urge for person-
al retreat," Fox said.
He added that his com-
pany had noted a significant
number of south Floridians
migrating toward the Great
Northwest of Florida.
"This is probably one
of the most glorious places
to live in January," Fox
The latest drivers
toward the new ruralism
lifestyle are technological
advances. Laptops, cell
phones and BlackBerry
devices aren't just for
young professionals. For
many older professionals
and retirees still conduct-
ing business, these items
are an integral part of their
everyday lives, particularly
the advances and Internet
capabilities that allow
them to work from home.

fights e-er rakjny pl.-,-e i r
the area. One of them ,i:d:l
recall Jack Haskins Lbeatin
up Randal Penc:e er .- .:Ar.l
game that had gone ,-,'ry
The only their r n-ermo--
rable thing about Skullb,,n-
was the ri-ad sign at the litii.l,-
crossroads by the -stor,:- ItI
w\as rather oversized for thei
setting and it had Mi.riii
with an arrow pointing down
one small road. The declared
distance was 1,128 miles.
Under that was another
arrow pointing in the opposite
direction announcing it was
1,958 miles to Los Angeles.
They had the direction and
distances to Memphis, Hong
Kong, London, Paris...well,
you get the idea.
We used to ride by there
on our way to the base-
ball field in Frog Jump. Now
folks, Frog Jump had two
buildings, a nice baseball
field and a pig pen. It was
twice as large as Skullbone!
That's why I was sur-
prised recently when Pam
Collins mentioned that she
had taken her mother down
there to the Willie Nelson
"A Willie Nelson concert!
You've got to be kidding! In
Skullbone?" I grew up with
Pam. She was fairly reli-
able..some of the time! But.
this was over the top. There
couldn't be 30 people living
in Skullbone! There was no
"Mother said that she
could die happy," Pam
interrupted my protest-
ing thoughts, "if she could
just see ole Willie one time.
When they announced he
was coming to the Music
Park at Skullbone, I jumped
at the chance."
She saw the look on my
face that I used to give her
back in 1959 when she was
telling us about the aliens
that landed behind her
"Some fellow has fenced
off a place down there
and is trying to make a
Woodstock south out of it.
They've had Charlie Daniels,
George Jones, The Kentucky
Headhunters and Jackyl
with Tribe of Eli.."
I don't have any idea
how old Mrs. Ruth Collins
is. And my good upbringing
would preclude me from ever
asking or advertising it if I
knew. But I can tell you this,
she is a right smart older
than Willie Nelson. And that
is hard to do! She was a

Going into the woods
used to mean reading with
a Coleman lantern, Fox
said. Even if it means plug-
ging into a dial-up connec-
tion, people have a need to
stay connected.
Not only is new rural-
ism a breakaway from tra-
ditional retirement, but
it's also quite a deviation
from traditional real estate
The concept, according
to Fox, is a helpful umbrel-
la under which the com-
pany can manage the land
they currently own and are
managing for future sale.
The company's 800,000
acres include considerable
amounts of untouched,
inland tracts.
After validating the
rural renaissance concept,
Fox said strategists with-
in the company began to
look at trends, observing
the way these transplants
were using their property.
For John Deere, Fox
said small-scale sales to
individuals are outpac-
ing its consumer products
.Property owners are
also building barns for
their tractors and buying
horses to fill their pas-
tures. Fox said people are

tr I= r -,m in hl' ,: ,-,arl', t)0 '" 5.
in .1 r >-, I: h :1,:l ,_- ,,ier. nativee
-,*l .r.i ; ,: e '. i t ihe ,rom
t i I -E i o i in
-th : -t r I:--I r in- '-i _,- ,:'f-
i- r d i -: | all

.:- :,I1 h,' ,:d her. .-\nd
,rm ,-Ilrv r F':,rn ,:1,- :,:r bed
'-', i1t; I.,, r ,ti prjrk hours
before the concert to make
sure her mom got one of the
few pavilion seats I could
picture her jumping up and
waving to ole Willie. Pam
said her mom kept turning
to all the college kids crowd-
ing around and asking them
if they could smell burning
grass. And she bemoaned
the fact that she had purs-
es older than most of these
The park encouraged you
to "bring in your own cool-
ers". They had "tree house
skyboxes". A biker section.
An area reserved for the col-
lege crowd. A red neck "hill"
partitioned off by pick-up
truck beds. Playpens for the
little Willie fans. Miles and
miles of parking space. And
a scintillating sound system
enhanced by the natural
surrounding terrain.
Willie showed up right on
time, rolled out of his Flying
Eagle tour bus and cut down
on "Whiskey River Take My
Mind". I couldn't help but
wonder what went through
Jack Haskins and Randle
Pence's minds when those
electric guitars screamed
across the West Tennessee
Pam said Willie played
for four hours. He really
"got into it". Along about
midnight the bikers got to
dancing with the red necks.
The college kids rushed the
stage. Miss Ruth was still
looking for the fire. And
Willie got so excited he threw
his shirt off..
A good time was had by
all. In Skullbone, Tennessee!
I still can't get over it. The
land of old milk cows, wild
coyotes, broken down coon
dogs and a sign telling
you how far it is to Tokyo,
Who would have thought
I told Ruth to keep a
lookout for David Allan Coe.
If he comes to the music
park, I'm going to take her to
a real concert!

I Can't Wait,

building their own ponds
and stocking them with
fish. They are clearing hik-
ing trails thro gh their
Retirees, he added, are
finding opportunities to
nurture hobbies like pot-
tery by building studios on
their property.
"There are a whole
range of things people
want," Fox said.
The company's tangible
example of this concept will
unfold with the Southern
Living and Progressive
Farmer magazines idea
house at WhiteFence
Farms. Another brainchild
of the St. Joe Company,
Fox said "We're very excit-
ed about it."
He surmised that this
new ruralism will become
a big idea for the company
and its consumers.
Though my godfather
is no longer around to
mow his grass with his
John Deere tractor, my
godmother is still applying
her touch to her beauti-
ful flower gardens. Their
grandchildren love com-
ing to visit "Mimi," and
the large front lawn still
offers a great place for the
annual putting competi-
tion each Christmas.

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lHalloween Happenings

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Pets in costumes and
pirates seeking revenge
- expect a couple of new
features at this year's Ghost
on the Coast in downtown
Port St. Joe.
This year's events will
officially begin at 6 p.m.
EST on Halloween, but Jim
Garth of "Jail for Bail" Project
Graduation has decided to
capitalize on the excitement
of the day and start things a
bit early.
Throughout the year, his
committee raises money to
organize a safe celebration for
high school students on their
graduation night.
As Sandra Chafin of the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce said, "It's all about,
the kids."
Building community
spirit is at the foundation of
this annual event, so hosting
the activities on Reid Avenue
only makes sense.
One significant change
will be the relocation of
activities to the center ofthe
downtown district.
Pollyanna Huie of the
Ghost on the Coast committee
said the costume contests
and other activities planned
for the evening were moved to
alleviate the crowd congestion
that was often a problem at
the railroad building on First
A stage and bleachers will
be set up at the intersection
of 3rd Street and Reid Avenue
for the following activities:
At 6 p.m., everyone is
invited to bring decorated
pumpkins and shoebox floats
to the main stage for a friendly


Macie and Lilly, held by Pollyanna Huie, will make their debut
at the Ghost on the Coast pet costume contest on Halloween.,

A new feature this year
on which the Chamber hopes
to expand next Halloween,
the shoebox float parade,
was a recommendation from
Chafin's days as a teacher.

"It's affordable for time
and materials," Chafin said.
These competitions 'will
be followed by the always
popular children's costume
contest, sponsored by the
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club.

There is no fee to enter the
contest, and Kiwanis, whose
main focus is children, will
present savings bonds to the
winners. Categories in the-
children's costume contest
will be by age: newborn-3
years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years
and 10-12 years old.
For the first time in the
event's history, there will
be a pet costume contest to
raise money for the newly
formed Gulf County Habitat
for Humanity. Pets may be
entered in three categories
best costume, pet that looks
most like their owner and
stupid pet tricks for a $5
entry fee.
Proceeds from this, as well
as the adult costume contest
open to children 12 and up,
will be given to Habitat for
The much anticipated
and animated storytelling
sessions, sponsored by the
Gulf Alliance for Local Arts,
will also coincide with the
. rest of the events.
For those really looking
for a spook or a scare, Garth
and Huie have organized a
haunted house to take place
in a vacant building next to,
Pepper's Mexican Restaurant
on Reid Avenue.
Garth warned that the
haunted house will not be
suited for those with heart
conditions, respiratory
problems or anyone under
eight years old.
For a $5 donation to
Project Graduation, those
brave enough to take the tour
will learn about the pirates
who were mysteriously
murdered and robbed of their
booty over 200 years along
the coast.
Like the adult traditional
New Year's celebration
between Gulf and eastern Bay
Counties, thrill seekers can


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7-14 will benefit Pearlington,
Miss., the community adopted
by the City of Mexico Beach.
The haunted hotel will
also take place on Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29.

Children six and under
will not be permitted to tour
the haunted hotel, but a Kids
Fall Festival will-be held at
the El Governor on Saturday,
Oct. 29 from.4 to 9 p.m. CT.
This festival will feature
the works, including a
moonwalk, dunking booth,
trick-or-treating, carnival
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Beach Advisory Committee Making Significant Progress

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
The St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Advisory Committee
did not need an extensive
engineering study to tell them
their beaches are in danger.
"You can go out there and
see that for yourself," said
Mike Dombrowski of MRD
Associates, Inc.
Speaking to the mixed
crowd of property owners
and stakeholders that make
up the advisory committee
during their regular monthly
meeting, Dombrowski

presented his company's
findings concerning erosion
patterns on Cape San Blas.
Dombrowski's feasibility
study, which spanned the
course of several months,
was a key element for the
committee to move forward in
pursuit of funds for a beach
restoration project.
As with most large-scale
projects, the funding will be
one of the most significant
undertakings the group will
This restoration project
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million price tag, though it will
likely exceed that, according
to Dombrowski.
The hefty price tag has
placed a sense of urgency on
the committee to establish a
funding stream as soon as
After discussion of several
funding possibilities, county
attorney Tim McFarland
told the committee in their
September meeting that a
municipal services taxing
unit, or MSTU, would be the
county's preferred option for
this particular project.
McFarland has since
enlisted the assistance of
Sara Bleckley, a tax attorney
from Tallahassee, who spoke
briefly to the committee on
"We obviously have time
crunch issues," McFarland
explained. "We have a lot
to do and a little bit of time'
to do it. If we want to begin
collecting this tax next year,
we have to put it in place by
December 2005."
In the September -27
county commission meeting,
McFarland received approval

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from the board to move
forward with the process
of establishing an MSTU -
specifically, the drafting of an
ordinance on which those in'
the affected area would vote
in a special election.
An MSTU is a taxing
district authorized by state
statutes for providing for
specific services and/or
improvements to a defined
geographical area. For this
restoration, that area is the
Gulf-front stretch from the
Stump Hole to the St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park.
Bleckley told the
committee that nearly a
quarter of the county's taxable
property value was- currently
on the Cape. She further
explained that, based on her
preliminary assessments,
the MSTU would need to
levy approximately two
mills to make the necessary
contribution to the overall

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The sales tax would pro-
vide in the neighborhood of
$20-$25 million over 10 years
to Sacred Heart to offset the
costs of treating those in the
county with little or no health
Any remaining dollars
are to be directed to vari-
ous health-care facilities
and programs in the county,
particularly a new county
Health Department facility in
In other business from
Tuesday's meeting:
City officials opened
bids for the work on the sec-
ond phase of Lamar Faison
Fields and decided, due to the
quoted prices, to move ahead
with only selected parts of the
work. The city is using state
parks and recreation grant
funds on the project and will
move forward with pieces of
the project as funds allow.
Commissioners approved
advertising for bids on 1,200
linear feet of a three-foot high
fence to surround the soccer
fields,, aiming to address a
nagging problem with peo-
ple riding motorized vehicles
around the soccer field, tear-
ing up the turf.,
The turf is to be topped
off in the coming weeks in
preparation of the high school

The downside of the
MSTU, she explained, is that
ad valorem taxes cannot
legally be pledged to pay off
outstanding debt.
Speaking on behalf of
the committee, co-chairman
Charlie Weston told Bleckley,
"The MSTU is what we want."
Bleckley, also a
shareholder in a home on
Cape San Bias, will draft the
ordinance for the committee
to submit to the county
commission for approval
before it is voted on by
property owners.
Another major funding
source may be the Florida
Department of Environmental
Pending satisfaction of
several ranking criteria by the
committee, DEP may be able
to foot up to 50 percent of the
cost of the project.
One of those criteria
was Dombrowski's coastal
analysis, which classified the
beach erosion's severity and
threat to development.
Phil Flood, beach project
manager with DEP, said

soccer season Port St. Joe
hosts its first home games the
first weekend in November
- and city officials are plead-
ing with those responsible to
stop chewing up the grass.
Lacking that cooperation,
the chain-link fence should
bring that nonsense to a halt,
said Bill Kennedy of Preble
Rish, which is spearheading
the Lamar Faison Fields proj-
"The main purpose of
the fence is to keep motor-
ized vehicles out of there,"
Kennedy said.
On Thursday, volunteers
will be out at the complex
most of the day performing
small tasks in' order to save
money, including weeding,
running conduit for wiring
and work on the field. Any
person interested in helping
out is asked to join them on
Steve Norris provided
a report of the work to date
of the Northwest Florida
Transportation Corridor
Authority (see related story
page 3A). Norris said the
panel has .held two meet-
ings, is still in the preliminary
stage and emphasized that
any rumors regarding road
projects in the county is just
that, rumor.

he was impressed with
how quickly the St. Joseph
Peninsula Beach Advisory
Committee has taken shape
and made tangible progress.
Another criterion for DEP
funding is the qualification of
the recreational and economic
benefits of the beach.
This study is still in
progress by Dr. Bill Stronge,
an economics professor at
Florida Atlantic University.
Weston suggested at the
conclusion of Dombrowski's
presentation that his
information be merged with
Stronge's at the conclusion of
both studies.
As the restoration project
builds momentum, the public
relations and marketing
committee has developed a
logo and marketing plan to
use in the public information
Though still a work in
progress, the committee has
developed a website to provide
updates on the project's
progress. To learn more about
the beach restoration project,
visit www.savethecape.com.

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Peter Burgher appeared
to announce the creation of
the 100 Club, which aims to
provide financial support to
families of police and emer-
gency personnel in the event
of a death in the line of duty.
Some 200 applications
have already been distribut-
ed and Burgher encouraged
commissioners to join Mayor
Frank Pate in joining the civic
approved moving ahead with
advertisement for a proposed
annexation of an 11-acre
parcel adjacent to Garrison
Plantation. Ralph Rish,
speaking on behalf of land-
owner David Warriner, said
he would like to build a home
on the parcel and construct
a city street on 50 feet of city
land along Heritage Lane.
Commissioners approved
the concept, with Benny
Roberts requesting more time
to study the proposal.
Long-range, Rish said,
Warriner would likely be
coming to the board to annex
roughly 100 acres which sits
behind Garrison Plantation
and runs to near Holly Hill
Cemetery and the county
Health Department facility on
Garrison Avenue.

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Helping Students Cope with Change

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Dressed in their Sunday
best, the Wewahitchka
Elementary ESE students exit
the tension-filled lunchroom
and return to class.
Their teacher, Larry
Brown, scrawls one word on
the blackboard and faces his
"What is change?" he
The afternoon reading
lesson would be rescheduled.
Mr. Brown has something
else in mind.
"Your mom ever say this,
Jarvest? 'I like the change in
your attitude.'" Brown asks.
And then a follow-up:
"Are you the same man you
were two years ago?"
Change. Brown pursues
the topic with the enthusiasm
of a Sunday morning
preacher. .
"How have things
changed in your life?" he
One by one, the students
open up. In an environment
in which nothing is off limits,
the children freely .discuss
their personal challenges a
wrathful little sister, a father
who doesn't listen, and other,
darker things.
Many of the students
come from broker homes,
many are without fathers.
One says he is getting a

(Front to back) Well-dressed students Calvin Dean, Reece
Forehand, Brandon Hoover and Josh Hurd (at left) sound out
letter sounds through a pvc pipe during their afternoon lesson. Mr.
Brown's students dress up for class once a week.

new stepfather.
,"Good or bad?" Brown
His question hangs in
the air. "Something you have
to get used to?"
"Yes, sir."
Change. How do you
handle change?
A young boy's mother
recovers from surgery. He
and his brother have become
the men of the house. All the
old rules have changed.
"Did that make you
mad?" Brown asks.
"I couldn't get mad," the.
boy 'says. "It would've hurt

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At the end of the day's lesson, William tMonk shows off his
latest creation a wooden boat with'movable- parts.
"There are a lot of talented kidskin this lassthat people don't
even know about," said-Mbnk's teacher, Larry Brown. *

Brown presses on,
searching for the lesson
in the tragedy. "You're not
saying you love her do you?"
he asks.
"But I do."
Change. How does Mr.
Brown handle change?
"I hate change. I hate it,"
Brown says. He, too, shares
his life story.
Retired from the Air
Force, Brown found his
calling while a bus driver
for a St. Andrews school
for the severely emotionally
He took his first college
class at age 43, and joined
the Wewahitchka Elementary
faculty six years ago.
Brown hates
computerized attendance
and grade sheets.
He hates that his
students' scores on the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test will now
count toward the school's
He hates that studying
for the FCAT has taken time
away from his class's work in
their garden.
Hating change is human
nature, he tells his students.
Their response to change is
what matters.
Change. How can you
make a change in yourself?
The boy with the bullying
sister says he wants more
respect. He is taking Brown's
advice -and ignoring her

The boy sits straight
in his chair. He is wearing
a tie today, along with his
other male classmates. The
class likes to dress up once
a week, and when company
comes to visit.
Brown purchased 22
ties from eBay for $9.50.
He thinks dressing up helps
his students develop self-
"When I get dressed up, I
feel better," he says.
At lunch, the young boy
and his classmates were
ridiculed for their appearance.
They stood proud, Brown
says, and didn't .stash the
ties in their pockets.
Mr. Brown's class is
accustomed to adversity.
"They're warriors," says their
teacher with a nod to the
school mascot, "but they're
also survivors."
They are survivors
hungry for knowledge and
acceptance, and when they
speak, it is straight from the

A sad-eyed student says
his mother has found the
Lord; he thinks things might
change for the better.
"What gets you through
each day?" Brown asks.
"Hope," he answers.

"Hope for me and my mom."
Hope. Brown pauses for
a moment, then repeats the
word slowly.
"I like that word Hope,"
Brown says. "So you haven't
given up yet?"
"No, sir," he answers,
"because something good
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Wewahitchka Completes Opening Stretch 6-1, Heads Home for Season

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Wewahitchka Gators
should be forgiven if Friday's
surroundings seem a bit
After all, it's been awhile
since they spent much time
under the lights at Gator
Wewahitchka (6-1 over-
all, 3-1 in District 1-1A)
returns home after a bru-
tal opening stretch to the
season, the Gators playing
their final three games as
host rather than the visitor
they've been for six of the
first seven games.
Incredibly, the Gators
have won every game on the
road, including last week's
35-14 demolition of Sneads.
In each df the past three road
victories, Wewahitchka has
overcome a halftime deficit
to win.
The lone loss this season
came at the hands of Port St.
Joe, which resides atop the
district standings, a game
which also happened to be
the Gators' only home tilt of
the season thus far.
As Coach Greg Jordan
said with a chuckle, other
than a one-game hiatus
Sept. 23 when the county
rivals battled the Gators
have played only the Kickoff
Classic at home, an exhi-
bition contest prior to the
regular-season which now
seems to have taken place

Youth Soccer League to
Participate in "Make a
Difference Day"
This Saturday, Oct. 22,
is "Make a Difference Day"
-- the nation's largest day of
helping others.
The soccer league will
be collecting nonperish-
able/canned goods and
unwrapped toys on that
day in honor of the Curry
family. Their endless efforts
in creating and organizing
our soccer league have defi-
nitely made a difference in
our lives and community. All
items will be donated to our
local Christmas for Kids and
Elders. Bins will be set up at
the soccer fields from .8 a.m.
- noon.
If you are not attending
a soccer game and would
still like to contribute, please
contact Sandie Kennedy at
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ments for pick up.

almost a year ago.
"I don't know," Jordan
said with a laugh when asked
if it was nice to return home
after an opening stretch
unlike any other, with trips
to far-flung locales such
as Jay, Northview, South
Walton, Cottondale and West
Gadsden. "Ill tell you in three
weeks. We've been 6-0 on the
road and lost our only game
at home to St. Joe. We feel
like the New Orleans Saints
a little bit. But it will be nice
to get off the bus."
Friday's Homecoming
match-up with Freeport
(3-1 in district play) could
hardly be more significant.
Freeport, Liberty County and
Wewahitchka all entered last
week's games in the playoff
mix, with the same district
opponents in front of them
- each other and Sneads.
After Freeport toppled
Liberty County last Friday,
pinning the third district
loss on the Bulldogs, it all
comes down to the survivor
on Friday night.
"This is a big game, the
winner is in the playoffs,"
Jordan said. "We've been
talking to the kids about it,
but I don't want them to feel
the pressure and play tight.
We just have to play our
That includes swarming
defense, a fullback-oriented
ground game and stretching
opposing defenses with judi-
cious passing. All three were
on display against Sneads
last weekend, though most
of those characteristics did
not surface until the second
"We did not play real
good in the first .half, but we
played real well in the sec-
ond half," Jordan said. "We
had to make some defensive

The Wewahitchka High
School cross country teams
traveled to Marianna on
Saturday, Oct. 15, for the
Panhandle Championship.
The boys team finished
strong with Chris Murphy
(18:28) finishing first for our
team followed by Billy Nayldr
(18:33), Josh Lollie (19:35),'
Alex Lewis (20:56), Geoffrey
Manor (21:07), Taylor Smith
(21:36), Alex Jones (23:31),
Matthew Miller (25:18),
Austin Udell (28:41), Robbie

adjustments at halftime to
stop some things. They were
beating us on toss sweeps,
getting around the end on
rushing plays. We fixed it at
Halftime at Sneads had
the Gators down 14-13.
Wewahitchka jumped
out to an early lead on a 58-
yard pass play from quarter-
back Sean Bierman to wide
receiver Trannon Myers.
But with a 50-yard pass on
third-and-seven the key to
the drive, Sneads (1-6, 0-5)
marched right back to score
and knot the game.
The Gators fumbled the
ball away on the ensuing
drive and Sneads burned
more than six minutes off
the clock while methodically
driving to its second and last
touchdown, the extra point
making it 14-7.
The Gators, who con-
verted two of their four pos-
sessions in the first half,
responded with a touchdown
drive, culminating in a short
scoring run by Johnny Jones.
The extra point was missed,
though, and Wewahitchka
trailed into the locker room.
But Wewahitchka put
six on the board in the third
quarter fullback Ryan Ranie
completing a 62-yard drive
after the second-half kickoff
with a 33-yard scoring jaunt
and 16 more unanswered
points in the fourth quarter
to pull away for the victory.
The Gators rolled up
nearly 450 yards of total
Ranie continued his out-
standing season with, 174
yards on 15 carries, includ-
ing scoring runs of 33 and
41 yards, as the Gators piled
up 280 yards on the ground.
"We had probably our
best offensive night of the

Morris (29:45), Brad Udell
(33:10) and Greg Sandridge
Ellen Manor (22:31) fin-
ished first for the girl's team
followed by Natalya Miller
(22:47), Brandi Whitfield
(28:48), Danielle Stanley
(28:45), Kayla Hall (29:28),
Misty Robbins (29:33), Anisa
Chaudhry(29:54) and Megan
The team will travel to
Graceville on Thursday, Oct.

year," Jordan said. "We are
a fullback-oriented offense.
If they can't stop it, they are
going to get a healthy dose.
"Ryan has almost 900
yards for the season and
three games left. He has
every opportunity to get
1,000 yards."
Jones carried five times
for 46 yards and Bierman
added 41 yards and a touch-
down on five carries. Clarence
Gray chipped in with two
carries for 11 yards.
Bierman was 7 of 9 pass-
ing for 164 yards and one
Myers had three catch-
es for 73 yards; Jones two
for 12 yards; Michael Bailey
one for 58 yards; and Trey
Goodwin one reception for
19 yards.
"I don't think we punted
all night," Jordan noted.
Myers paced the Gator
defense which put the clamps
on Sneads in the second half
with 18 tackles and two key
pass break-ups.
"He did a real good job
coming up from his safety
position and making tack-
les," Jordan said.
J.J. Roberts had 13 tack-
les, Blaine Pitts 10, Bailey,

Gray and Roy Suber nine
each. Adding to the tackle
count were Jones and Ranie
with eight each, Nathan Rish
with seven and Trey Goodwin
and Ben Holley with five
each. Goodwin caused and
recovered a key fumble in the
second half

Photo courtesy of Micah Peak
The Freeport game kicks
off at 7 p.m. CT and the
Gators wind up district play
next week when they host
Liberty County. Wewahitchka
closes the season at home
against Apalachicola.


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Florida Catfish Classic Reels Anglers To Wewa

By Tim Croft
News Editor
The river was perfect, the
weather close to ideal and
the fishing excellent.
The result was a classic
by any description as 245
anglers and 122 boats not
to mention 22 youngsters -
descended on Wewahitchka
Oct. 7-8 for the Florida


Catfish Classic.
The tournament
ed fishermen from
away as Ohio and Te:
nine states were repr
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"With the cost of
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We caught a great quantity
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esented The tournament field
brought over 1,500 pounds
gas and of fish channel and flat-
ickled," head catfish to the scales.
of the So good was the fishing
Rescue, that when David McDaniel
tourna- arrived at the scales with a
40-pound flathead he was
A convinced he had the win-
ner, only to see his name
in third on the final leader-
J' board after two larger fish -
the first time three 40-pound
flathead had been taken in a
single Classic were brought
to the stage.
Alex Rushing, from
.' Ponce deLeon, boated a
At' 43.52 pound flathead to win
the tournament, securing the
$1,500 first-place money and
a 25 horsepower Tohatsu
boat motor.
"It was the biggest fish
I.j that has ever been weighed
at any of these tournaments
(on the Apalachicola River
system)," Minchew said.
"Actually, you had the top
two fish ever weighed at
these tournaments."
| B.L. Harless,. of El Rod.
S Ala., also brought in a 43-
pounder, his topping out at
43.07 pounds, good enough
for second place and $1,000.
McDaniel, known as
"" .: "Bull" around his hometown
of Wewahitchka, brought
in the third and fifth-place
:. fish, earning $1,000, and
took home another $250 for
bringing in the most weight
on a single boat, snagging
101.91 pounds.
-" Michael Ross of Bristol
finished the four-tourna-
ment Apalachicola River
series with 161:67 aggregate
weight, good for first place
overall and $800.
:.-. 'And Justii Smith %of
* ... .Wewahitchka took home
the new boat offered as door
., ,. prize.
'p:- Twenty-two children, all
;"4.' of whom received new rod-
and-reels, participated in the
Kids Channel Cat tourna-
S" ment.
The official results of the
Florida Catfish Classic were:
(Kathy, please note. If you go

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to catfish 1 cornn website, enter
the site and scroll down to
Threads, under which you'll
find a link to Florida Catfish
Classic 2005. There are pic-
tures galore, including group
shots of all winners in each
category we can use spread
across both pages, as well
any other shot deemed need-
ed and appropriate. Winning
fish picture, probably good
for the cover, is coming in
next couple of hours).
Kids Channel CatWinners
'(14 years and younger)
1 .Tyler Feijoo Brandon,
7.11 pounds, $325, age
10; 2. Flint Walker Bristol,
3.54 $300, age 8; 3. Peter
Setterich Wewahitchka,
2.65, ,$275, age 7; 4. Hunter
McDaniel, Wewahitchka,
2.30, $250, age 11; 5. Tristen
Bryant, Wewahitchka,
2.21, $225, age 9;
6. Cole Harper,
Wewahitchka, 2.03, $200,
age ff; "7'' Blake Kemp,
W\ew, hitchka, 1.95,' $17;'
age 8, 8 Hunter McDariel,
Wewahitchka, 1.94, $150,
age 11; 9. Jonathon Griffin,
Wewahitchka, 1.84, $125,
age 9; 10.Hunter McDaniel,
Wewahitchka, 1.77, $100,
age 11.
Mens division for,
Channel Cats winners:
1. Kenny Byrd, Defuniak
Springs, 9.34 pounds, $
1,000; 2. John Moore, Altha,

8.40, $ 750; 3. John Moore,
Altha, 8.37, $ 500; 4. Kel.
Setterich, Wewahitchka,
8.18, $ 400; 5. John Moore,
Altha, 7.70, $ 200.
The Ladys' divi-
sion winners:
.1. Becky Todd, Altha, 17.29
pounds, $ 250; 2. Jeanette
Scoggins, Wewahitchka, 9.10,
$ 175; 3. Cynathia Sumner,
Bristol, 8.80, $ 125.

Mens' Flathead Division:
1. Alex Rushing, Ponce
DeLeon, 43.52 pounds,
$1,500 & 25 hp Tohatsu out-
board motor ($2,500); 2. B. L.
Harless, El Rod, Ala., 43.07,
$1,000; 3. David McDaniel,
Wewahitchka, 40.85, $ 750,
4. Joe Walker, Wewahitchka,
38.03, $ 500; 5. David
McDaniel, Wewahitchka,
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The Sharks enjoyed a good bye week as they rose to No. 2 in the state-Class 1A sportswriter
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game winning streak since they opened the season with a loss at Blountstown, the Sharks travel
to Jay before ending their district schedule at home against West Gadsden next Friday. A victory
in either game would clinch the district title and a home playoff spot for Port St. Joe.


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survivor of cancer, but she She returned tht
was actually the second of the week for surgery,
four ladies to be diagnosed several follow-up tr
with breast cancer, is still in remission.
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not yet begun to undergo cancer diagnosis, in
annual mammograms. 2001.
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supposed to start until you're breasts when she lai
40," she said. sleep one evening, I
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on her upper chest raised at the University of
questions during her regular at Birmingham.
annual checkup, Robershaw Dr. Samuel
remembered the fear she felt who still treats all t
when a nurse returned to during regular c
her exam room and handed came -highly record
her a prescription for a Though he co-
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The St. Joseph Historical Society and Gulf County Genealogical
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Mr. William (Bill) Roberts. Mr. Roberts will be signing copies of his
new book, Lighthouses and Living along the Florida Gulf Coast on Sat-
urday, Oct 22nd,.frdm 11A.M.-1P.M., at the Port St. Joe Library.
Mr. Roberts' book began as a family history and has captured
the rich history of his family's three generations of lightouse-keepers.
Roberts' childhood memories as a lighthouse keeper's son and his
romantic nostalgia for a simpler time give the book its charm.
Bill is a member of the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association and
will be donating a portion of the book's profits to the Crooked River
Lighthouse Restoration Fund.
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evening at a quilting guild
/4 "She came in and said,
'Girls, I can't stay for the
annual meeting. I have breast cancer,'"
ends. Maige said. "Then she turned
lowing around and walked out."
d after There is a bond, she
tments, explained, between cancer
survivors that only they can
.gnosed understand.
er third "People that have never
member had it don't understand,"
Maige said firmly.
of sore Wrapping her arms
down to around fellow Angel and long-
uington time friend, Gant always says
y center she would not have survived
labama her bout with breast cancer
were it not for Robershaw.
-enken, The pair's husbands
Angels worked together at Arizona
:ckups, Chemical for many years, so
tended. Robershaw was the first one
I not to come to Gant's home after
surgery she received her diagnosis.
ed her "Paul was standing
eksjust outside and I asked him, 'Is
ks just it good or bad?"' Robershaw
nge to remembered.
recalled Gant began her years with
ealled fibrocystic breast disease,
one in which breast gland tissue

develops into cysts that can
become swollen and painful,
in her early 20s.
Though these cysts are
not cancerous, some types
are associated with increased
risk of breast cancer in the
"My doctor told me if
I ever had a cyst that he
couldn't drain, I would be in
trouble," she remembered.
She was alone when she
received her diagnosis and
admits that she really didn't
remember the drive home
from Panama City in May of
"I was in shock," she
Maige interjected, "You
always second guess the
doctors. You hope they made
a mistake."
What Are They Doing Now
As they stand posing for
a photo, they clutch each
other's hands. They form a
human chain. Maige and
Bouington stand at the end
of the chain, but they are not
In the white-tissue

wrapped package, held
together with a pink bow, the
women hold packages they
plan to take to other cancer
The packages contain
a CD entitled, "We Have
Overcome." Robershaw's
husband, Ronnie, found the
CDs at a Christian bookstore,
and one is placed in every
inspirational package they
pass along.
With a limited budget,
the Angels are unable to offer
the financial support many
cancer patients may need.
They each describe
treatment shots that cost
thousands of dollars a piece.
Gant and Maige both
went through 34 radiation
and chemotherapy treatments
each. For treatments alone,
the women recall a $55,000
It took Robershaw more
than five years to completely.
pay off all her medical bills.
Though they cannot offer
financial assistance, they offer
something far more valuable.
They offer the voice of
"You have to learn a lot
very fast," Robershaw said,
referencing the terminology
and procedures the disease
Bouingtoni quickly
interjected that, "The first
thing you have to learn is not
to feel sorry for yourself. The
Lord may not be ready for
you yet."
After Maige's diagnosis,
Bouington and her husband,
Bo, also a cancer survivor,
were the first to come to the
Maige home.
"Bo told Tony, 'Cancer is
not a death sentence,"' Maige
Gant said after everyone
left her home the evening she

was diagnosed, she had a talk
with God.
"I asked for more time
and told him I wasn't ready to
go yet," she said.
'Robershaw said her
husband, 'frustrated at hisv
loss of control to care for his
family, broke a cabinet when
he punched it with his fist.
"The hardest thing
is to tell your family, your
children," Maige said.
Leaning in close with a big
smile, Maige recalled the day
Gant came to the courthouse
to explain what the doctors
were going to do.
"I didn't know what they
were going to do to me," Maige
said. "I had no idea."
Laughing as she recalled
that day, Maige said Gant
checked over her shoulder,
then lifted her shirt to
physically demonstrate
what to expect during her
"Even though you're.sick,
life still goes on," Robershaw
said. "You want to maintain
some sense of normalcy."
After chemotherapy took
all her hair, Gant said she
wore wigs every time she left
her home.
"I refused to look like a
cancer patient," she said.
Through dialogue with
patients and their families,
the, the women work to
impart their wisdom and
share their experiences with
others facing cancer.
The Angels also stock
a resource 'closet full of
wigs, hats and scarves at
Bouington's shop, Needles
and Threads on Williams
"We want to work to help
anyone with cancer, not just
breast cancer," Robershaw
said. "We want to give hope
to other people."


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2005-2006 Winter Gas Prices

This winter, St. Joe Natural Gas Company's gas prices.will be around the same as last winter. In 2003, St. Joe Natural Gas Company purchased its future winter gas requirements at $.0523 per therm (this repre-
sents only the commodity portion 9f the total cost and does not include the company's transportation costs.) Today, the same gas would cost more than $1.00 per therm.
Natural Gas continues to be your Best Energy Value as compared to electricity. Based on each utility's 2004 average residential energy monthly usage, the following data shows how local energy costs have
changed just during 2005: .

January 2005
September 2005

Progress Energy
$.08885 /kWh

St. Joe Natural Gas
$.03923/kWh ($1.14971therm)
$.03412 kWh ($1.00010 / therm)*

*.03412 BTU = 1 KWH (kilowatt hours)
Where one (1) kWh = 3,412 Btu and one (1) therm = 100,000 Btu. Divide 100,000 Btu by 3,412 Btu results in 29.31 kWh = (1) therm of natural gas. Mulitipy kWh rate times 29.31 kWh to convert kWh to a therm
rate (a Btu is the common denominator for all energy).

January 2005
September 2005

$2.51/100,000 BTUs
$2.60/100,000 BTUs

$1.14971/100,000 BTUs
$1.00010/100,000 BTUs

On a BTU basis, Natural Gas beats Electricity hands down. Electric rates have increased 3.8% while natural gas rates have decreased 13% in the same time period.
St. Joe Natural Gas has the lowest gas (fuel) cost of all the regulated gas utilities in Florida (see Purchased Gas Cost recovery Factor Report below):

Natural Gas Companies Regulated by the Florida Public Service Commission

JANUARY 2005 through DECEMBER 2005
DOCKET NO. 040003-GU, ORDER NO. PSC-04-1182-FOF-GU



CITY 94.952 79.877 79.877 79.877 86.912 86.912 75.377 80.402 80.402 94.952 94.952 83.954

FLORIDA PUBLIC 89.181 74.000 74.000 74.000 74.000 79.000 74.000 84.000 84.000 89.181 114.334 82.052

PEOPLES 99.037 92.835 92.835 99.037 99.037 99.037 99.037 99.037 99.037 99.037 150.017 102.895


76.500 76.500 76.500 76.500 76.500 76.500 76.500 61.530 61.530 61.530 61.530

AVERAGE 89.918 80.803 80.803 82.354 84.112 85.362 81.229 81.242 81.242 86,175 42.309 0.000 0.000



St. Joe Natural Gas is regulated by the Florida Public Service Commission ("FPSC") and required to sell natural gas by the therm where 1 therm equals 100,000 BTU's. The total cost per therm includes 3 parts: The
Customer Charge, Non-Fuel Charge and Fuel Charge. The Customer Charge and Non-Fuel Charge were set by the FPSC in the company's 2001 rate case and do not change month to month. The fuel charge rep-
resents the actual fuel costs that is simply a pass throiugh"to the customer.

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Natural gas supplies vitally needed
energy to thousands of homes, busi-
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whether it be in the form of gas, electric-
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can be dangerous.
Even though a record of safe oper-
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years by the regulated gas industry,
knowledge of the information contained
in this ad can assist you in recognizing a
potentially hazardous condition and take
appropriate action to safeguard life and

Q. What Are Some Of The
Characteristics Of Natural Gas A
User Should Know?
A. Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocar-
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and exhibits the following character-
1. Odorless-an odor is added to
this gas.
2. It is lighter than air and if released
will rise into the atmosphere
unless trapped.
3. It is nontoxic. However, as with
any burning process, incomplete
combustion will form carbon mon-
oxide which is toxic.
4. It is colorless.
5. It has a flammability range of from
4% to 14% (approximate values
by volume of gas to air).

Q. Is Natural Gas Dangerous?
A. Gas, like all forms of energy, is capa-
ble of doing damage and must be
used properly. However, the experi-
ence with natural gas use shows it
to be more safe than other energy
sources which you use in your home
or business.

Q. What Should You Know About
Gas Odor?
A. 1. Natural gas doesn't normally
have an odor.
2. A substance is added by your
gas company to give natural gas
a "rotten-egg" smell should it
3. Become familiar with the smell.

Should you detect this odor, it
doesn't positively tell you that
there is a gas leak; but this is
sufficient reason for you to call
your gas company and have them

Q. What Additional Ways Can You
Detect A Gas Leak?
A. 1. When the ground is wet, you
may d e t e c t
a leak by seeing bubbles
rising through puddles of water in
a uniform manner.
2. A larger leak of gas from under-
ground piping may be able to be
seen by sand blowing around a
small hole in the ground; it may
be felt just as you may feel air
leaking from a small hole in a
tire or air hose; and if it is a large
leak, a noise can be heard similar
to air leaking.
3. A flame at or around appliance
piping other than at the burner
indicates leakage.

Q. The FactThatA "Rotten-Egg" Odor
Is Detected, Does Than Mean That
There Is A Natural Gas Leak?
A. No. But this should be checked to
assure that the odor isn't an indi-
cation of a gas leak. Call your gas
company and report it. Odors similar
to that of natural gas may come from
the following:
1. A sewer system.
2. A water aeration plant which has
a sulphur content.
3. Swamps or bogs.
4. Areas where the land has been
filled, etc.

Q. If There Is A Gas Leak, Will You
Always Smell An Odor?
A. No. If gas leaks from an above
ground pipe, there should always be
an odor. However, such as a leak
from an underground service line or
main, the ground acts as a filter and
can remove the odor from the gas.

Q. Why Isn't A Gas Odor Smelled
When the Gas Is Burned On A Gas

Range or Furnace?
A. The material used to odorize the
gas is flammable and is consumed
in the process of burning. If your
equipment is properly adjusted you
should not detect the odor when you
are using your appliances.

Q. What Can One Do To Reduce The
Possibility Of An Accident?
A. First keep the emergency telephone
number of your gas company handy.
A good place to keep this number is
to write it down in the front of your
telephone book along with other
emergency telephone numbers such
as fire, police, etc.
Other things which should be done
to improve safety as well as con-
serve energy are:
1. Teach children that they are not
to play with any appliances in the
2. Clean the burners and have them
checked for proper adjustment
3. Repairs, installations and removal
of appliances are jobs for quali-
fied persons. Use only qualified
people to do this work.
4. If lighting of an appliance is
required, ALWAYS light match
and hold at ignition point of burn-
er before you turn on the gas.
5. Follow the manufacturer's instruc-
tions for operation and care of
gas appliances.
6. Never take a chance. If you think
you smell gas, call your gas com-

Q. What Should be Done When One
Believes He Smells Gas?
A. There are many possible condi-
tions which could be encountered,
thus it isn't possible to give specific
instructions for every situation: The
following examples provide general
instructions which should assist:
1. If a slight odor is detected in a
localized area or room of a build-
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flame in the area; call the gas
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2. If a strong odor is detected in
a building or other confined
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windows and doors to ventilate
the area (caution: don't turn on
exhaust fans) leave the building
and call the gas company.
3. If a strong odor is detected in a
building and/or a hissing sound is
heard-do not operate electrical
switches, lights or other devices;
do evacuate the building leaving
exit doors open on your way out,
warn persons to stay clear of the
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On Aug. 9, 1966, County Commission Chairman James McDaniel (seated, second from right) inks
a deal with Guin and Hunt Construction Company for the building of the new Port St. Joe courthouse
and jail as contractor William A. Hunt looks on. Rounding out the bottom row are Commissioner T.
D. Whitfield and Clerk of the Court George Core. Standing, left to right, are: Paul Donofro, architect;
William J. Rish, county attorney; Commissioner James Horton and Commissioner Leo Kennedy.

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that the foundation work
was more than adequate to
support the courthouse's
east wall. Henry W. Wright,
Donofro's engineer, offered
the same conclusion.
Neither the board nor
the press was content to let
the matter lie.
After several articles on
the piling situation appeared
in The Star, Donofro fired
off a letter to commission
chairman James McDaniel.
After again insisting that
the work completed thus far
was adequate, Donofro asked
that the board address any
future concerns with himself
or the contractor rather than
the news media.
"In my opinion, the only
effect this publicity has had
was to create in the minds of
the citizens of Gulf County
that there is a certain
amount of incompetence on
the part of the architect and
contractor," wrote Donofro.
"This, I do not believe was
your intentions, however, I
feel this is what resulted."
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examinations of piling cluster

No. 64.
The Pittsburg Testing
Laboratory placed a dead
load of 156,000 pounds on
the pilings, 62,000 pounds
more than it would ultimately
Based on the test, the
laboratory deemed the cluster
A grand jury convened
by Circuit Judge Warren I.
Fitzpatrick spent two weeks
examining No. 64's pilings.
It recommended
adjustments to the adjacent
cluster No. 63 and assessed
the quality of work being
"From testimony of
professional witnesses
before this Jury, it cannot
class the type of work on
the foundation of the new
courthouse in any better
language than that used
by some of the witnesses,
who called it 'sloppy' and
improperly supervised,"
reported jury foreman Ralph
Wewahitchka Weighs In
Prior to the 1964 election,
the Gulf County Breeze,
Wewahitchka's hometown
newspaper, took a firm stand
against relocation.
During the later
construction of the jail and
courthouse, the Breeze
railed against the Relocation
Committee's incorrect
assessment that the work
could be completed for
around $500,000.
"It has run around that
(figure), way around," read
an Aug. 4, 1966 Breeze
article. "Those who opposed
the move speculated then a
cost of $750,000 or more.
They were right, more right
than they suspected."
Guin and Hunt had
been hired for nearly $1
million. Then there were the
hidden costs a fiscal agent,
architect, bonds, printing -
totaling some $150,000.
While the Breeze tallied
up the figures, it also took a
few jabs at the courthouse's
modern style, with its oblong,
low outline broken by high
U's of concrete and lengths
.of glass.
While noting that the
design was "attractive, prim
and appears efficient," the
paper stopped short of a
ringing endorsement.
"Since its vertical lines
adre' ghort, if has little of

the dignity and simplicity
of older courthouses which
were designed in the classical
tradition," read the June
1966 article.
The implication was
clear: the Wewahitchka
courthouse, built in 1927 in
the classical style, was much
more aesthetically pleasing
than its squatty neighbor to
the south.
A New Year's Resolution
As the Breeze criticized
the look and price tag of the
new courthouse and Donofro
and Hunt defended their
work to a growing number of
detractors, The Star sought
the project's harmonious
An editorial lamented the
fall of a reasonably agreeable
Gulf County "into the paths of
turmoil and back-biting that
has made such sensational
headlines in other counties
of Florida and other states."
After urging residents
to put aside personal
opinions for the betterment
of the county, the editorial
concluded with a cry for
"There is no room for
a tug of war in our small
county. Won't you join with
us in making this resolution
for the coming year?"

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Moving Out, Moving South
When construction on
the new courthouse and
jail ended in November of
1967, operations at the old
Wewahitchka' courthouse
continued without fanfare.
The last criminal trial
held there ended in the
conviction of a catfisherman
for stealing another man's
The public defender
claimed the man had found
the boat adrift in dilapidated
condition, repaired it, and
then floated it downstream,
where it was eventually
The fisherman, the public
defender argued, inquired
about the boat's ownership.
When no one claimed it, he
took the boat for his own.
The prosecutor countered
that the fisherman was not
only a liar but a shameless
thief, having stolen not only
the man's boat, but his stove
and refrigerator.
On Feb. 2, 1968,
all operations at the old
courthouse' ceased, and
county officials moved their
offices to Port St. Joe.
Longtime Sheriff Byrd
E. Parker, known for never
carrying a gun, was the first
to make the move, closing
up the jail for good two days.
earlier, after transferring his
last prisoner to the new Port
St. Joe facility.
On moving day, the St.
Joe Paper Compaany supplied
three tractors and trailers,
and departments were
transferred one at a time to
avoid any intermingling of
The county commission
conducted its last order of
(See COUNTY SEAT on Page 15A)

County Clerk George
mailed his constituents this
amusing card, announcing his
office's move to Port St. Joe. He
was the only county official to
extend the courtesy.


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Scenes from Courthouse Moving Day, Feb. 2, 1968: Clerk of Court George Core removes the last of his record books from his stack
of files, the county commission conducts its final meeting in the upstairs courtroom and Sheriff Byrd Parker closes a cell block in the old
Wewahitchka jail.

County Seat

business at 10 a.m. Friday
morning, awarding a bid for
a truck to Tommy Thomas
Chevrolet of Panama City at
a trade price of $6,551.12.
Since most of the other
furniture had already been
removed, the commissioners
sat in the courtroom's jury
Rainy Day Dedication
A crowd of nearly 2,000
people and a noteworthy
collection of special guests
came out for the Feb. 23,
1968 courthouse dedication.
In the VIP seats, Whitfield
cozied .up to Edward Ball,
the powerful chairman of the
board of the Alfred I. duPont
"Doc Whitfield sat side
of him until Mr. Ed made
him move," remembered
When the speeches
began, a downpour of rain
forced the crowd to relocate
to the upstairs courtroom.
"It was almost like one
of those hurricanes for half
an hour," recalled Master of
Ceremonies and then-Clerk
of the Court George Core.
Core introduced the
special guests and apologized
to Ball for the bad weather.
"Mr. Core, never apologize
about the weather, we don't
have any control over it," Ball
told the embarrassed emcee.
Before sampling the free
mullet dinners, the crowd
listened to Governor Claude
Kirk's fiery keynote address.
In his, speech, Kirk
compared the yellow fever

epidemic that destroyed Old
St. Joseph to the "fever that
is running through this state
The county's new
courthouse to him symbolized
due process, law and order,
and all the noble ideals of
representative government.
"No fever," concluded
Kirk, "can burn full enough
to burn down the concepts of
the American way."
At the ceremony's end,
the beleaguered Donforo and
Hunt presented McDaniel
the keys to the building.
"This building will stand
as a monument to every
citizen of Gulf County,"
McDaniel declared.
A Two-Courthouse County
Thet, Port St. Joe
courthouse had been built
to accommodate growth, a
decision that at the time
prompted a fair amount of
"Some say 'we didn't need
a building that large,' but we
really don't know whether
we did or not," wrote The
Star in February of 1968. "If
the county grows-and each
of us hope that it does-
the courthouse will still be
There were, however,
limits to the county's
With the number of
county employees growing by
the year, the courthouse may,
soon reach its capacity.
At July's budget
hearings, Property Appraiser
Kesley Colbert was granted

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his request for two new
Before he left the podium,
Colbert urged commissioners
to begin pre-planning for a
courthouse expansion, saying
that the current courthouse
will be insufficient to hold
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was' stripped of its title as
county seat, its courthouse
has held county outpost
offices continuously since
the 1964 election.
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The Feb. 23, 1968 dedication program cover showcased the
new Gulf County courthouse and jail. Several notable guests
attended the ceremony, including Governor Claude Kirk, who gave
the keynote address.

business without having to
make a trip to Port St. Joe.
Gulf County, with a
population less than 15,000,
has two time zones and two
As it had several times

after the divisive May 1964
election, The Star extended
a hand to its Wewahitchka
After noting that "to
some extent bitterness will
probably be with us from
now on," The Star expressed
its wish that time would
heal whatever wounds were
caused by the relocation.
"We believe time will
change things, and the
bitterness will subside to
the normal friendly rivalry
that has always existed
between Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka," read the Feb.
8, 1968 editorial.
Former White City
commissioner Graham
believes the 41 years after
the election, have done much.
to heal the county's wounds.
"There's ill feelings, not
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the oldsters, not among the
youngsters," said Graham.
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born after the relocation
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For him, both ends of the
county can profit from the
time-worn piece of wisdom:
"Let sleeping dogs lie."
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Art and Wine Festival Raisi

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Like most in October,
Saturday's sunset behind
the Driftwood Inn in Mexico
Beach was captivating.
Art enthusiasts and
wine sippers almost 400
of them entered the door -
grabbed their cameras and
turned toward the ocean to
. capture the view.
The 7th Annual Mexico
Beach Art and Wine Festival
was a hit, and a great suc-
cess for Mexico Beach spe-
cial events.
The festival nearly dou-
bled the profit from last
year, collecting preliminary
estimates of over $11,000
according to Lynn Marshall
of the Mexico Beach
Community Development
"We are so excited.
This will help us with other
events that we have going
on," Marshall said.
The monies will go
toward the Best Blast on

the Beach Fourth of July
fireworks celebration as well

as the annual gumbo cook-
off and other promotional
events for the city.
Artists traveled from
across the Southeast to
attend Saturday's festival.
Jim Spitler of Nashville,
Tenn. won best in show with
his photography and digital
display and placed first in his
category. Michele Beaudin
of Tallahassee placed sec-
ond in the photography and
digital imagery category.
First and second place
honors were given in five
Karen Radzik of
Pensacola took first place in
oils and acrylics, followed by
Alison Wade of Nauvoo, Ala.
In the watercolors and
pastels category, Jennie
Szaltis of Jacksonville took
first place followed by the
only local artist in second

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This his fifth year par-
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Creasy said, "I thought it
was the best one yet."
"I would say it was a
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said, adding that the caliber
of artists had improved sig-
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"Our volunteers were
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their jobs and they knew
what to do," she said. "We
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important historic buildings
were reconstructed. Groups
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Greece, the Colosseum in
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in France, Shakespeare's
Globe Theater in England,
and the Palace of Versailles
in France.
All of the groups did a
wonderful job, but with the
help of many expert judges
including Superintendent
Tim Wilder, School Board
Member Charlotte Pierce,
Assistant Principal Melissa
Ramsey, and teachers
Judy Williams and Lewana
Patterson, the following
winners were selected:
1st Versailles: Jordan
Todd, Zac Norris, Andrew
Furr, Jared Cassady, and
Teri Strain
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DOH Assists in Unlicensed Activity Arrests

The Florida Department
of Health's (DOH) Orlando
Unlicensed Activity (ULA)
Unit announced that their
joint investigation with. the
Orlando Police Department
has led to the arrests of
Jose Rodriguez and Ramon
Rodriguez for the unlicensed
practice of pharmacy.
"Individuals : who
fraudulently practice any
type of health care without
a valid Florida license
commit a crime that puts
the health of our citizens
and visitors at risk," DOH
Secretary M. Rony Francois,
M:D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D., said.
"DOH will continue to expose
businesses that fraudulently
represent themselves in
The Rodriguez brothers
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Curry Ford Road in Orlando,
Fla. Both were arrested for
dispensing medications
without, a pharmacy and/
or pharmacist license,
dispensing medications
without a prescription,
the sale and delivery of
adulterated drugs, the sale
and delivery of contraband
drugs, and the sale and
delivery .of. misbranded

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commend its Bureau of
Statewide Pharmaceutical
Services, the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), the
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services
(DACS) and Immigration
Customs Enforcement (ICE)
for its collaborative effort in
this investigation.
Dr. Frangois emphasized

individuals who receive
health care under false
pretenses run the risks
of disease, injury and
permanent damage. He also
encouraged anyone who may
have received health care
services from an unlicensed
individual to consult their
health care professional.
DOH has several
resources to combat
unlicensed activity:

DOH Receives Beach

The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) received a
beach monitoring grant from
the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA).- The agency
awarded a $537,390 grant to
Deputy State Health Officer
Bonita "Bonnie" Sorensen,
M.D., M.B.A
"We are extremely
delighted with the continued
support received from
the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency," Sorensen
said. "This award. extends
Florida's effort to build
the best Healthy Beaches
program in the nation while
protecting the health of our
citizens and visitors and
the natural beauty of our

The Florida H
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established in August 2
frequently monitor Fl
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to maintain the public
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Consumers are
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Web site www.doh-mqaservices.
corn where they can
conveniently view the license
information of their health
care practitioner.
Complaints may be filed
anonymously by completing
and mailing the complaint
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calling 1-877-HALT-ULA or

The Florida Department
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activity program protects
Florida residents and visitors
from the potentially serious
and dangerous consequences
of receiving medical and
health care services from an
unlicensed person. DOH's
Division of Medical Quality
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state's 300,000-plus certified
nursing assistants (CNAs).'
Renewal forms have been
mailed to the address of
record and should be received
no later than mid-October;
those CNAs not receiving, a
form by mid-October should
call (850) 488-0595 to request.
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session, the Legislature
passed and Governor Jeb
Bush signed Senate Bill (SB)
410 into law, establishing a
renewal system for CNAs. All
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31, 2005, or they will become
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To the Editor

I wanted to take this
opportunity to say good-bye
to all my good friends in this
area and to thank them for
their. warm welcome when
I arrived three years ago.
I have enjoyed so much
workirig within several
wonderful organizations and
serving on several boards.
This community has so
much to offer the natives as
well as new comers.
I hope everyone will
participate in these groups
and support them, they have
so many worthwhile projects
going on.
I consider this my home
and will return in two years.
I definitely have found a
slice of paradise and I plan
to return.
I have made so many
good friends and met so
many. nice people. I was
amazed at the wealth of"
talent in this one area. I hope
I contributed somewhat to
this area and I leave with a
heavy heart, but a happy one
also knowing I will return.
Thank all of you so
much for making me feel
very welcome and inviting
me not only into your
community, but into your
I shall miss each and
every orne of you and this
With best regards and
much love,

Dwan Hightower
Port St. Joe

Letter to the Editor

The sun is setting as
we sit on our front porch
enjoying the oasis of peace
that is still Mexico beach,
unwinding from the work
week on this Friday evening;
full of gratitude (and never

taking the granted) the
silence we are blessed to
absorb here, filling and
soothing tired minds and
body aches.
The silence interrupted
only by our "angels," as I
call them; mockingbirds and
cardinals singing out their
joy in celebration of living to
see the end of another day-
their songs a gift of gratitude
to the creator.
Then come the coos of
mourning doves-sweet and
gentle, sounds befitting so
perfectly the 'bird of peace""
as they land gracefully on
the branches of our pine
trees and look down upon
us as angels do, their wings
soft as clouds; the black
bands encircling their necks
like a crown reserved only
for loyalty or prophets.
They are surveying
the ground, making sure
it's' safe to land for their
evening meal and drink of
water. We feed our angels
year round (though less in
warm months, so they don't
come to depend on us too
much) and keep the bird
bath filled with fresh water.
Suddenly a loud gunshot
-pierces the blessed moment,
silencing the birds. My mate
and I look at each other wide
eyed and our cat who'd been
enjoying the stillness with us
freezes and stares out in the
direction of Rustic Sands.
Even our cat has a look of
reverent prayer in her eyes.
Five minutes passes and we
hear another gunshot. I call
911 and three nice officers
in two cruisers show up in
about two minutes. They
heard shots driving down
Fortner street on their way.
Their guess that the
shots are coming from a
hunting club near Rustic
Sands are confirmed over
their radios. "Its ring neck
dove hunting season," they

Stanley Needs a Home

Currently for adoption at
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society are: Stanley, a-small
male poodle type (pictured);
Silver, a nice male mix;
Puff, an orange kitty about
12 weeks old; Boomerang,
a beautiful male Beagle;
Susie, a small female Beagle;
Wendy, a three-and-a-half-
month old Lab/Chow mix
pup; Baby, a nice female
Dachshund mix; Major, a
large .male Mastiff mix and
Margo, a young female Black

Also available for
adoptions are: Kujoe, a male
Golden Retriever/Chow,
neutered, shots, heartworm
free and housetrained; Amos
and Andy, four-month old
kittens and many kittens
that have just been weaned.
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-
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tell me as I stand and there
by their cruiser listening to
their radio. I just stare at
them and the three of us say
nothing for a long moment.
'You don't want to know
what I think of that," I say,
breaking the silence.
I 'will not write their
response here-having no
right to print heir views on
this for the public eye. I
can only state the facts as
they relayed them to me:
"It's legal to shoot ring neck
doves a half hour before
until a half hour after
sunset," they told me. "The
hunters wait for them to
land for their last drink of
water before roosting for the
night." I thought about that
bird of peace with the black
band around its neck. Like
Jesus wearing the crown of
thorns on his sway to the
All we can do is pray for
those doves and keep the
bird bath filled and ground
covered with plenty of seed,
in hopes that they will stay,
in our yard where it's safe.
They know there is no need
to fear our cats, who I long
ago trained 'to respect birds.
Out of loyalty to me, they set
aside their natural instinct
and settle for watching
instead of killing them.
I hope you hunters
out there are reading this,
because I have something to
say to you, and a question
to ask you too. For me,
watching and listening to
god's creatures whose care
he entrusted to man-kind,
fills me with peace and awe
and gratitude to God for
bestowing that trust upon
us. I ask you, what is the
emptiness in your hearts
and spirits that you think
becomes filled by killing
innocent and defenseless
I cannot imagine the
courage it must take to look
the bird of peace in the
eye, or any other innocent
creature for that matter-
and pull the trigger. You are
brave men indeed, to play
this "sport." And I have no
doubt in my mind, that God
made a special place for you
to live when it comes your
time to go.
Diana Fortinberry
Mexico Beach


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Proud parents Houston,
Jr. and Danielle and big
sister, Madelin are pleased
to announce the arrival of
Houston Edward Ramsey,
III. He was born Aug. 26, at
2:09 a.m. in Miami, weighing
7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20
/2 inches long.
Grandparents are
Houston, Sr. and LaVerne
Ramsey of Port St. Joe, and
Daniel and Gloria Hansen of
Pensacola. All are delighted
to have Houston, III as
the newest member of the

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New Speech Therapist
Bay St. Joseph is very
pleased to introduce .its new
Speech Therapist, JoAnne
Buzzett. JoAnne is a native
Floridian and has recently
moved to Port St. Joe with
her husband, Brad Buzzett.
JoAnne graduated
from FSU in 1998 with a
Bachelor of Science degree
in Communication Disorder,
then in 2000 received her
Master's from the University
of South Florida in Speech-
Language Pathology. She
worked for the School District
of Hillsborough County
for five years as a Speech.
Therapist before coming to
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Bay St. Joseph continues
to offer the community
comprehensive services
through the hiring of
professionals such as JoAnne
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come by Bay St. Joseph Care
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a tour and meet our staff.






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:


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-

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

ext. 114.


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Publish October 13 and October 20, 2005

focuses on the emotional
recovery of. individuals
and families impacted by
Hurricane Katrina.
The Center has a team of
professionals assembled to
aid in the disaster recovery
process by providing free
and- confidential assistance
to people in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson
and Washington counties.
Outreach workers will provide
information and referral
on disaster assistance and
human services, help to
identify personal recovery
strengths, and provide
educational materials on
coping with grief, anger
and frustration. Outreach
counselors are skilled and
compassionate listeners
who work with families and
individuals of all ages.
Life Management Center,
a 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency,
has provided mental health'
and family counseling
services to the six-county
area since 1954. As
identified, hurricane victims
needing more intense mental
health care will be linked
to the appropriate services
to ensure their safety and
emotional well-being.
For further information,
residents of Bay, Gulf,
Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson
and Washington counties
may call Life Management
Center's Project H.O.P.E at
(850) 873-8565.

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Serving Liberty, part of Bay, Gulf, Berkeley, & Jackson.

1745 sq.ft. heated and cooled three bedroom, two bath ranch style home on four country acres of beautiful
pines only$215,000

2388 sq.ft. heated and cooled beautiful 4 bedroom, two bath brick home on dead end street, pool on a dead end
street $285,000

1000 sq.ft. very nice two bedroom 11/2 bath mobile home on one acre lot in Lake Talquin Resort (3 miles from
lake Talquin and great fishing) $44,900

1600 sq.ft nearly new mobile home on Central Ave. in Blountstown. This includes a well established gift shop
and candle making businesswith all inventory included in sale. Just come take over and start making mon-
,eyr $129,000

1200 sq.ft. older wood frame home on 100 x 175 lot. close to Carr School in the Clarksville area. Three bedrooms
& 2 baths $52,500

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"i .River Jay Rollins turned 4 on Sept. 25, He is the son of
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and Wanda Ward, all of Howard Creek. A SpongeBob party -.
was given for River, and his family and friends.

I Welcome Houston Edward Ramsey, III


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surroundi, areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 20, 2005 53

National Barrel Horse

Association (NBHA) Horseshow

The Gulf County 4-H
Horse Club will sponsor a
NBHA Horseshow. To be held
at the Michael Traylor Arena
on Saturday, October 22,
2005. Registration will start
at 9:00 A.M. CST. To access
the Michael Traylor arena,
South of Wewahitchka turn
west on Old Dairy Farm Road

and travel west for approxi-
mately half a mile to Catalpa
Street the Michael Traylor
Arena is located in the T.L.
James Sports Complex. For
more information contact
the Gulf County Extension
Service at 639-3200 or 229-

Lost Please Help!
My name is Sassy takes good care of me and
Strickland, I am a beautiful I miss them very much. If
white Persian cat with amber you see me please call my
eyes. I have lost my family mom Natalie at 229-9466,
and need help getting home because I am sure they miss
to 525 7th Street. My family me too.

The Washington

Improvement Group
The North Port St. Joe be tax-exempt, non-profit
Washington Improvement organizations.
Group Community Advisory Applications can be
Committee is accepting grant received from any board
applications in the areas of
revitalizing or redeveloping member or contact Barbara
sudstandard homes and Baxter by phone at 229-6170
after-school and weekend after 5P.M.Grant applications
activities for children and must be post marked on or
youth. Applicants must before October 31, 2005.

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members request-from

student loans to car loans to
first mortgages. No need is
too big or too small.
Each member has
an equal vote in electing
a volunteer board of
directors. Since there are
no stockholders, members
receive higher rates on their
savings accounts, lower rates
on loans, and lower service
Make your dreams
happen on International
Credit Union Day, Thursday,
October 20. Youll find the
best deals and the best
service, year round. Please
join us as we celebrated There
will be refreshments; food
and prizes available at our
offices in Port St. Joe and

Benefit Beer and Wine

Tasting at Prickly Pears
On Saturday, Oct. 2,2, donated to the American Red
Prickly Pears Gourmet Cross.
Gallery will be hosting a Featured beers will
benefit for the victims of include:
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. -From Abita La., ABITA
The festivities start at noon Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale
with live entertainment, a $1 from every six pack goes
silent auction and a wine to the Louisiana Disaster
and beer tasting. Come Recovery Foundation. Other
hungry Prickly Pears will Abita beers Turbo Dog,
be serving their own twist Purple Haze, Golden, Amber
on red beans and rice with and Light.
andouille sausage. Desserts S H I P Y A R D
will also be available for sale. Pumpkinhead Ale
Of course tastes of all kinds -DOGFISH HEAD Midas
of gourmet goodies will be Touch, Indian Brown Ale,
available throughout the day. Chicory Stout
The cost for the tasting is $1 -ROGUE BREWERY Dead
per taste. Beer and wine will Guy Ale
also be available by the glass Featured wines include
or bottle. Proceeds will be Toad Hollow Katrina Merlot.
0 l All Toad Hollow winery
Proceeds to be donated to
M exico Gulf Coast charities. Several
other premium wines will be
ea h AAR available for tasting.
Gallery, an eclectic shop is
The Mexico Beach full of unique original art work
A.A.R.P. Chapter #4325 will and gourmet treats. Hand-
meet Friday, Oct 21, at 1 dipped chocolate, imported
p.m. CT. The meeting place cheeses, a full line of spices,
will be The First United wonderful sauces, gourmet
Methodist Church fellowship coffees and teas, fine wine,
hall in Mexico Beach. imported and micro-brewed
Kim McFarland of beers can all be found in
Beacon Hill Villas will a bright and fun tropical
present a program on the setting. Cooking classes
facilities available at the and wine classes are offered
Villas. Members and guests several times a month call
are invited, for schedule and details.

Thomas Michael Layfield and Jolie Marie Hogan

Hogan and Layfield to Exchange Vows

Mr and Mrs. Ronnie
Hogan are proud to announce
the upcoming marriage of
their daughter, Jolie Marie
Hogan, to Thomas Michael
Layfield, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Greg Layfield.
The wedding will be

Wild Game

and Food Plot


The Gulf County
Cooperative Extension Service
will sponsor a Game Food
Plot Management Seminar.
The seminar will be held
upstairs in the Old Historical
Courthouse, Tuesday, Oct.
25, at 6 p.m. 'CST. Topics
to be discussed are: soil
preparation, fertilization,
weed control, recommended
varieties and seeding rates.
For more information
please contact the Gulf
County Extension Service at
639-3200 or 229-2909.

In The Privacy & Comfort
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held at First Baptist Church
on October 22 in Port St.
Joe at 3:30 P.M. There will
be a reception following at
the Centennial Building.
No local invitations were
sent. Everyone is invited to





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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 d Petition for, Voluntary Annexation of property into the
City of Port St. Joe. The title of the ordinance is as follows:
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-
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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The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
S 850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe

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'Sunday Schoolk10:00a.m.
AfMomingWorohip: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
E eningsWohip: 7:00 p.m.
i All Times are EST

50) 227-1724
Dan Rhodes
Minister ofMusidcYuth
Deborah oylnes
Director ofChildren Minitria

Jesus is Lord an He is waiting

biglan b iew aptt tcl urflt
-& 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Mike We

Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
stbrook, Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.
*tor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

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508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SSunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time 6
10:45 a.m. -
:;Adult School x
*Sanday School o
-*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. BIv .
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

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S 111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
-oidq WVrslip iSKrsi 9:00 a.m. CST
Su' Sd qSkool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beac United Methodist (hulih
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

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

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

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

- You're A.oong filends at
SOak Grove Assembl ofGod
David .. fernandez,. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. fl
Schedule of Services
Sunday W ednesday
Sunday School 9:45am .Md Week Meal S:00pm
Morning Worshtp 10:45am N)ddWeek Sible Studv 6:15pm
Xids on the Move 10:45am intstrv In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Monday 6:30pm
Ladies Ministry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise 'Worship -Preaching the Pure 'Word

Church of Christ

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

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

f 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Asembly 9:45 am. Bible Study al ages 0 m.
Morning Worship 11 a. Eening Wohip 6p.m.
WEDNESDAE Choir Practice 6p.m
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group7p.m.
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good- blessed is the man that truteth in Him.'
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God blessyou!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

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

SThe friendly place to worship!

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

'"A Reformed Voice
Ri0 in the Community"
CL A k Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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

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

Church Management Workshop

A one day information
workshop on organizing
your finances coming into
complaints with God'd word
and IRS standards Subjects
to be covered are: the order
of church business/organi-
zation church vs. business/
Is your church in compli-
ance/How to get money, for
your church/ money man-
agement and faith based ini-
tiaves presented by minister
Jamie Williams, CEO/ co-

Primitive Baptist

founder under 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,
7:30a.m.-4:30p.m. A com-
munity event held at the Gulf
County Senior Citizen Bldg.
This workshop is designed
to enlighten you on getting
your church business orga-
nized in management and

to Honor Pastor

Primitive Baptist Church a.m. and one at
officials and members will be will graciously E
honoring their Pastor's 21 presence and gl
years of service and annual any token of lo
anniversary; The event is
slated to take place on the give.
fourth Sunday in October Please com
(October 23). There will be help us celebrate
two services held, one at 11 our Lord.

Holy Convocation

Receive Apostolic and
Prophetic revelation and



Baptist Church
Join us at Christian
Fellowship Baptist Church
P.O. Box 13635 500 15th
Street Mexico Beach, Fl.
32456. Sunday morning
services at 9:00 a.m. and
Sunday Evenings at 5 p.m.
October 30. and Monday
October 31, at 6:00 p.m.
all services are on CT.
Homecoming Revival dinner
on the grounds on Sunday
and Old fashion preaching.
Beach Baptist

Beach Baptist Chapel
will be having their annual
Yard & Bake Sale Oct 21 &
22 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET.
All proceeds go to the Lotlie
Moon Christmas Offering.
Please help this effort to
support missionaries. Thank
you for all contributions &
gifts. For more info call 647-

t 6 p.m. We
accept your
ladly accept
ve you may

e out and
e and uplift

insight for the season!!!
Special guests include
Apostle Donald Rudolph, Jr.,
Apostle William Moses, oth-
ers as the Holy Spirit leads.
This special event will be held
at New Covenant Outreach
Center, 252 Avenue E Port
St. Joe f 32456. Oct. 18-21,
Tuesday-Friday, at 7 p.m.
and Wednesday-Friday at
10 a.m.

Beach Baptist


Beach Baptist Chapel will
be having Revival Services
Oct 26-30. Wednesday-
Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.
ET, Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
ET. We will have a special
speaker Joel Ali; a mission-
ary from Trinidad for more
information call 647-3950.

legal taxation aspects and
networking information to
help you. All pastors lead-
ers, financial leaders and
church administrative staff
are encourage to attend this
empowering one day work-
shop that is offered to you at
$50 per person, which will
cover registration, a work-
book, breakfast, refresh-
ments and lunch. Please call
to get a registration form
and forward to the above
address ASAP or call (850)
229-8241/(404) 234-8208
or (404) 366-8627. We have
limited seating available you
must RSVP no later than
October 15. After this date
we will have a stand-by-list.
Funds are due at registra-

Use Your Armor
Do you have the power
to overcome evil?
Without the help of God,
I'd say no.
If you have God watch-
ing over you you'll be safe
where ever you go.
But you have to stay
close enough to God, to tell
the bad from the good.
We need all the armor
of God, to resist evil as we
Satan has many darts,
with which at us to hurl.
But we have one greater
in us, than he who is in the
We have to be armed by
Jesus, and filled with His
mighty power.
To be on guard against
satan, each and every hour.
Paul says we're to pray
in the Spirit, even as he did
in jail.
Hell not only help us
endure, but also help us
Billy Johnson

First United

New Bethel Baptist youth
and young adults will cele-
brate their choir anniversary
Oct 22, at 5 p.m. Everyone
is invited to come out and be
blessed in songs.

First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe's
Annual Bake Sale and Flea
Market will be Saturday Oct.
29 from 9 a.m.until in the
fellowship hall. Bake goods
go fast, come early.

Gallagher Names Chairman And Vice Chairman Of

Funeral, Cemetery And Consumer
Tom Gallagher, Florida's on Oct. 24 in Tallahassee.
chief financial officer, today "Consolidating the regu-
announced the chairman lation of the industry under
and vice chairman of the new one state agency will give
Funeral, Cemetery and Con- consumers access to one
summer Services Board. The source for comprehensive
board replaces the former information and assistance,"
boards of Funeral and Cem- Gallagher said.
etery Services, and Funeral The legislation creat-
Directors and Embalmers. ing the new board also gave
Oversight of the new board Floridians more choices and
falls under the Florida De- more protections. Cemetery
apartment of Financial Ser- operators are required to
vices (DFS). survey and plot new grounds,
Gallagher chose Greg establish minimum grave siz-
Brudnicki of Panama City as es, and put names on vaults.
chairman and Joseph "Jody"' The act also creates a monu-
Brandenburg of Jacksonville ment dealer inspection pro-
as vice chairman among the gram and allows monument
nine members appointed by companies to join funeral
Governor Jeb Bush. Under homes, cemeteries and cre-
law, a state health officer mation service companies in
must serve on the panel. The the pre-need funeral services
ten-member board is sched- industry.
uled to meet for the first time The consolidation follows

^ "Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

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

Services Board
the passage last year of the
Florida Funeral, Cemetery
and Consumer Services Act,
sponsored by Sen. Ken Pruitt
and Rep. Don Brown. The
Board of Funeral and Cem-
etery Services had operated
under DFS, and the Board of,
Funeral Directors and Em-
balmers had operated under
the Department of Business
and Professional Regulation.
The new law became effective
October 1 of this year.
Diana Evans, who had
been the chief of the Bureau
of Funeral and Cemetery Ser-
vices, has been named direc-
tor of the Division of Funeral,
Cemetery and Consumer
Services and will serve as the
new board's executive direc-

Experience Real Spirit Led Worship!

Mexico Beach Christian

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

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &

1 Friendship are found 4
It's A Mardthon... The Bible says, "Knowing that the testing of your faith produces

patience." God builds people up in a way that is similar to the development of runners.
Runners start small d& work their way up toward their maximum capacity.
God allows trials that increase in intensity during our lives. It is suppose to be that
way. He is building us for marathon living. Remember, the more difficult the battle, the
"sweeter the victory." He is strengthening your faith.
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:

New Bethel Baptist Methodist Church


At the Church of Your

Choice this Sunday

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Established 1937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 20, 2005 lB

MDA Offers Flu Shots for People with Neuromuscular Dystrophy

As it's done for several
decades; the Muscular-'
Dystrophy Association will
this year again provide free
flu shots to people with
any of the more than 40
neuromuscular diseases in
the Association's program.
Having a progressive
neuromuscular disease
that damages the muscles
responsible for lung function
makes influenza much
riskier. It's particularly
dangerous for those with
muscular dystrophy,
spinal muscular atrophy,
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

(Lou Gehrig's disease)
'and other neuromuscular
"Respiratory infections
caused by a flu virus can
become very dangerous for
children and adults with
neuromuscular diseases
whose respiratory systems
may already be weakened,"
said MDA President & CEO
Robert Ross. "For this reason,
MDA provides those we serve
with free flu shots to reduce
their chances of getting a
potentially serious illness."
MDA provides thousands
of free flu shots annually.

For more information
about obtaining a free flu
shot for someone with a
neuromuscular disease,
call the nearest MDA office.
Dial (800) 572-1717 or visit
the MDA Web site at www.
MDA is a voluntary health
agency providing services,
research and professional
and public health education.
The Association's programs
are funded almost entirely
by individual private

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to the top agents for the month of September

Joel Reed

Ma~rt Chri rzan.sen

The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed two new businesses to the fold with
ribbon cutting ceremonies. Above, folks gathered as Petals by the Bay opened its doors to the com-
munity and, below, it was the friends and staff at Donamelia who sliced through the ribbon to signal
its entry into the cast of local businesses.



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Gulf County is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the
Economic Development category in the amount of $700,000.00 under the Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the
funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated
percentage benefit to lowy and moderate income persons for which Gulf County is applying are:

Activity Number and Name
005 Street Improvemnents
016 Engineering ,.
013 Administration

$ 69,000.00
$ 56,000.00

LMI% Benefit
At Least 51%

The project will, unde'r',t.a e street paving in support of a new second facility for Shwinco Industries.

Gulf Countyplans to minimize displacement of persons as a, result of planned CDBG funded activi-
-ties; if any person I s are displaced as a result of these planned activities Gulf County will assist such
persons in the following manner: Any person/family or business that is displaced will receive reloca-
tion payments based on -uniform act requirements.

The public bearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at
Gulf County Commission meeting, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 302 Tuesday, Oct ober25,
2005, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. A draft copy of parts of the application will be
available for review at that time. A final copy of the application will be made available at Gulf Coun-
ty, County Administrator's office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. no more than five (5) working days after October 25, 2005. For obtain additional information
concerning the application and the public hearing contact Mr. Donald Butler, Gulf County Adminis-
trator, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Telephone 850-229-6106.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped
person requiring an, interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually, impaired should contact Mr.
Donald Butler at least five'calenclar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.
Any nori-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Mr. Butler at
least fi ve calendar days prior to, the meeting and, a language interpreter will be provided. To access
a Telecommunications DeviceJor Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 229-6111. Any handicapped
person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Mr. Butler at least five cal-
endar days prior to the meeting.

Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted
to DCA with the application,. The disclosures will be made available by Gulf County and DCA for
public inspection. upon request. These disclosures will be made available for a minimum period of
five years.

1 Other Government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift,
grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax, benefit or any other
form of direct or indirect benefits by source and amount;

2. The identifies and pecuniaryinterests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in
the-application for'assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity;

The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the
project that, can reasonably beexpected to exceed $50,000.00 or 10% of the grant request
(whichever is lower.);

4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or
three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary
interest by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official
of the entity;

5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of
those funds and the amount provided; and

'6. The expected uses of all funds by activities and amount.

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Enjoy sunsets from 2 separate decks.

Gulf View 108142 $,99,900
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, res;tou-,

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

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

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

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

Interior 106297 $24,000
There are 2 mobile homes on this
lot both are 2/1, 2 1/2 blocks from

Interior 106857 $389,000
2/1 mobile home located just a few
blocks from St. Joe Bay and public
boat ramp.

Port St. Joe

Gulf View 108139 $1,250,o0Q
This 3/3 home sits on a bluff and has
beautiful views of the'gulf,

Interior 107544 $299,900
This charming cozy 3/2' home is
nestled on a corner lot.

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


Mexico Beach
Close to Gulf 107044 $329,000
237x5O lot in Mexico Beach. Close to Gulf.

Port St. Joe

Interior 108323 $298,500
Th is bea tiful lot is located in St. Joe Beach
one block from the bay.
Interior 107528 $375,000
Own the largest lot in this new beautiful and
secluded subdivision.

Indian Pass
Gulf Front 108118 $10,100,000
8.73 acres located in Indian Pass. Zoned
Interior 107226 $250,000
OOx5O 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.


Interior 108141 $50,000
Three great lots. Great investment. Good
location to build home.
Waterfront 108251 $76,000
1/2 acre consisting of 2 lots in Howards
Lake Front 107500 $145,000
Beautiful lake front [at 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
252xl 07 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
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 Corrabolle River.

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 I acre lot close to the Apalachicola
Interior 107606 $189,000
Beautiful lot in upscale subdivision near the
Reserve at Magnolia Ridge.
Interior 107610 $225,000
Enjoy peace and quiet and most of all privacy
on this I 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
Interior 107595 $150,000
Nice corner lot with new construction all
around, Short drive to beaches.

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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 1107222 $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.

_19terior 106375 $259,500
Spacious 3/2 cloublewide mobile
home with screened porch and star-
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 lotsIl Countless
upgradesl Whirlpool tub, etc.

WinclMark 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

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

Bay View 107496 $495,000
Cute 4/2 duplex on corner lot with
bay view in quiet neighborhood.

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

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 oq pilings with
views of the Carrbbelle 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
lotsl Great investment opportunities.

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Local Student Erica Protsman to walk

in Foot Steps of U.S. Leaders

Thisdi fall over 200
outstanding middle school
students from across the
United States will take part in
an extraordinary leadership
conference in Washington,
D.C. Themed The Legacy
of American Leadership,"
the Junior National Young
Leaders Conference (jrNYLC)
introduces young people to
the rich tradition of leadership
throughout American history,
while helping them develop
their own leadership skills.
"The aim of the Junior
National Young Leaders
Conference is to inspire
students to recognize their
own leadership skills,
measure their skills against
those of current and former
leaders and return home
with new found confidence
in their ability to exercise
positive influence within
their. communities," said
Mike Lasday, executive
director of the Congressional
Youth Leadership Council,
the organization that
sponsors JrNYLC. "Young
people are not only welcome
in Washington, D.C., they
actually keep this city and
our, country running."
During the six-day
program, participants take
part in educational activities
and presentations, as well
as meet with, elected officials
and key Congressional
staff, members on Capitol
Hill. Participants also visit
historical sites, such as
Colonial Williamsburg,

Harper's Ferry, the National
Museum of American History
and Washington, D.C.'s
monuments and memorials.
In addition to examining
notable U.S. leaders and
historic figures, students
study the impact of
leadership throughout critical
periods of American history,
including the Civil War and
Reconstruction World War II,
the Great Depression and
the Civil. Rights Movement.
Upon completion of Jr.NYLC,
students gain a greater sense
of understanding of the role
of individuals in American
democracy, as well as the
responsibilities of being a
CYLC is a nonprofit,
nonpartisan educational
organization. Since 1985,
the Council has inspired
more than 200,000 young
people to achieve their
full leadership potential.
Nearly 425 members of
the U.S. Congress join our
commitment by serving
on the CYLC Honorary
Congressional Board of
Advisors. In addition, more
than 40 embassies participate
in the Council's Honorary-
Board of Embassies.
This year, 12-year-old,
7th grade student Erica
Protsman, of Port St. Joe
Middle School will attend
this unique Leadership
Conference for rising 6th
and '7th graders. She was
nominated by her principal
Juanise Williams. She

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is recognized as one- of a
select group of students
with the scholastic merit,
maturity, and responsibility
to represent Port St. Joe and
Gulf County. She has the
strength of character and
leadership ability that will
allow her to get the most
out of this unparalleled
opportunity. Some of her
achievements include All-A
honor roll two years in a row,
PSJ Elementary, All A/B
honor roll 5th and 6th grade,
numerous piano awards,
Odyssey of the Mind Region
champ team member, 5th
grade FCAT Writes test score-
perfect 6 4. She has been
involved in drama and dance
as well, and stays active in
church youth group. Erica
heads to Washington D.C.
on October 20, for the six
day event. It promises to be
one that will make a positive
impact on her future.

Organizing and Maintaining

Banking and Investment Records

A large portion of your
financial paperwork will usu-
ally be made up of bank-
ing records.. Between saving
statements, checking state-,
ments and cancelled checks,
the clutter can accumu-
late quickly. You. will want
to 'have separate files for
your savings and checking
accounts and keep all of your
statements for the, current
year. When you receive your
year-end 1099 forms from
the bank listing any interest
earned, check it against your
statements, and hold them
to the side for use in prepar-
ing your tax return.
What about cancelled
checks? I have seen clients
that have boxes stuffed with
every check they have ever
written. It is unnecessary
and a waste of valuable stor-
age space. In fact, most can-
celled checks can be. discard-
ed after a year. Of course,
there are a few exceptions.
:All checks that support
tax deductions, such as those
for: charitable contributions
and tax payments, should
be saved and filed with your
tax return. Similarly, for
reasons we will discuss in a
future article, keep cancelled
checks related to a home
purchase, capital improve-
ments to your home and
non-deductible IRA contri-
butions. Before discarding
your cancelled checks, pluck
these out and file them in the
appropriate places.
Like your bank records,
you'll need to start files for all
of your investment accounts
and stash your monthly
statements in the appropri-
ate files. Make sure you
have plenty of space avail-
able. 'Investment sales may
trigger the capital gains tax
so you must keep records to

substantiate the .amount of
your gain. Save all paper-,
work on the purchase of the
investment, its sale, and
-any activity that occurs in
between. Since you must
keep these records for sev-
eral years after you sell, you
could be holding on to these
files for many years.
But saving investment
records is a tax-saving neces-
sity. Commission charges,
fees, and reinvested dividends
and capital gains increase
your basis in the investment
and reduce the tax bill when
,ypu -sell.. However, not all
fees increase your tax basis.
Most brokerage fees must be
deducted as a miscellaneous
itemized deduction subject
to the 2% floor.
Let's say, for example,
you bought $1,000 worth of
shares in a mutual fund and
,instructed the fund man-
ager to reinvest your divi-
dends every year. In the first

year, the fund paid $100 in
dividends which were rein-
vested in additional shares.
And even though you river
actually held that $100 in
your hand, you must pay
income tax on it come April
15. However, if the dividends
are tax-exempt, they gener-
ally are not added to your
tax basis.
Now imagine a few years
have passed. You have rein-
vested a total of $200 in
dividends, paid your taxes,
and kept meticulous records.
Your $1,000 investment now
has a cost basis -of $1,200
due to those reinvested divi-
dends. If you sell your shares :
for $1,500 your gain is $300.
Many a taxpayer have over-.
looked those reinvested divi-
dends and paid Uncle Sam
twice. Don't let it happen
to you. Hold on to all of
your investment records for
at least three years after you


The City of Wewahitchka is a fair housing advocate. The
City is holding a workshop to explain the Fair Housing
Ordinance for all of the protected classes (race, color,
familial status, handicap, national origin, religion and
sex). The public is invited to attend.

The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25,
2005, at 4:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible,
in the City of Wewahitchka City Hall, 109 South Sec-
ond Street, Wewahitchka. Any handicapped, visually or
hearing impaired person or non-english speaking per-
son needing special assistance at the meeting should
,contact Mr. Don Minchew, at 850-639-2605 at least five
(5) days prior to the meeting and assistance will be pro-

Publish October 20, 2005


The 2005 Port St Joe
High School Homecoming
Parade will take place Friday,
Nov. 4, 2005. The parade will
begin at 3:30 p.m. EST and
all floats, cars, and marching
units should be in' place by
Anyone who wishes to
participate in the parade
is asked to please contact
Wayne Taylor via e-mail at
wtavlorS,gulf.kl2.fl.u's or by
phone at the NJROTC Unit,
As always, thank you for
your support of our school.

Registration Deadline is



Center to Hold

Job Fair

Gulf Coast Community
College's Gulf/Franklin
Center will be holding a Job
Fair on November 18 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3800
Ofarrison Avenue in Port St.
The job fair will provide
a forum for Gulf/Franklin
students, community
residents and Hurricane
"Katrina evacuees to link
with current and potential
employers in the area. The
fair will provide a resource
for helping the community
find jobs and offer students
employment opportunities.
It is also designed to assess
the training needs of local
businesses and to gear
the Gulf/Franklin Center's
services to better serve the
The Job Fair is open to
all Gulf and Franklin County
residents and students. For
additional information, call
Laura Ropelis at 227-9670
.ext. 5503.

Port St. Joe .-


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have learned in school. The An additional $14 fe
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411 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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keith@keithjonescpa.com www.keithjonescpa.com

Open House

101 Allen Memorial
Oct. 22, 2005

4BD, 3BA Luxurious Home
Come by for snacks and a walk through
10 AM Until 1PM Central
Joan Smithwick/ Realtor
(850).277.6093cell or (850).647.4150

"..- #. MARIANNA This property is in a great loca-
tion on a paved road in the country halfway be-
r E\ T HIT(. HI\t e, i.,1:1:1 ,' I m ... ao tween Blountstown and Marianna and less than
1J-I, t: .~ i ., 'i:..ii l.- I,,,d .;, I-, V'OUNGSTOWN A ru, h:Omi hor a, -, Ia'. 10 minutes from 1-10. This would make a good
lot. Home has fenced in yard, work shop & ily, this 5br/3ba DW is close to Panama City just home for a large family and has a nice fenced yard
storage shed & is located close to boat ramps on off of Hwy 2301. Home is located on 2.64 acres with plenty of shade trees and a new barn/stor-
Apalachicola River. Home is less than 30 rains. and in good condition and ready to move into. age building. The master bedroom opens up to a
from the Gulf and on a quiet dead end road. From' $109,900 nice covered patio surrounded by a privacy fence.
this location it is a convenient ride to Panama City Kitchen is updated and has a breakfast nook and
or Port St. Joe. $109,500 adjoining dinning room. $84,900

ALTHA Beautiful homesite ,on the Chipola
River. This lot includes 100 ft of river frontage.
Great investment opportunity or a nice spot for
your private rivercamp. $100,000

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Jackson, Lynn Ryals, Dedra Daniels; Back row Left to
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makes if all worthwhile. Acreage includes large
pecan trees, grapevines, and fruit trees. Room for
horses and great outdoor living. $119,900

Blountstown Office
Port St.Joe Office

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Alberta has been a resident of the Port St. Joe area since 1994 coming from Atlanta,
Georgia where she was heavily involved in the insurance industry as a licensed agent
L .and adjuster, as well as serving as a licensed independent court reporter for the four
years prior to locating to Port St. Joe. Alberta is married to Skip Bulkley, Sales Manager
for Gaddis Construction Company in Mexico Beach and they make their home in St. Joe

Before becoming a licensed Realtor in 2004, Alberta was employed for seven years at the
Arizona Chemical Plant in Port St. Joe. She will complete her third course for the prestigious
GRI designation from the Real Estate Institute in November and believes continuing
education is necessary to keep up with all the changing regulations and trends in the real
estate industry. Knowledgeable of properties in our area, Alberta maintains a goal to exceed
her customers expectations honestly, ethically and with integrity.

Alberta invites all her friends and neighbors to contact her or stop by to see her, for all
their real estate needs, at her new real estate home, Bluewater Realty, in the Port Shopping
Center located at 155 W HWY 98, Box 218, Port St. Joe.
Call Alberta on her cell phone at: (850)227-4254
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Faith Christian School

Parents, guests, and vehicles. Please be careful
students should be aware and cautious of all vehicular
of the changes in parking and pedestrian traffic on
and student drop-off points. Marvin Avenue.
Student volunteers are Students will be
available to escort your child dismissed at noon on Friday,
into the pre-school building at Oct. 21 for the beginning of
the Marvin Avenue entrance. Fall Break. Our students will
If you wish to simply resume classes on Monday,
drop off your child, there is October 31. This is a great
a designated area (marked week for families to take mini-
by cones) for that service, vacations or just relax before
For those parents who have the "rush" of Thanksgiving
to park, there is a new and the Christmas season.
walking path now in place so This week's staff profile
students can walk in front of is Sue Hanlon. Sue joined

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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

An important early step in
purchasing a home is to get a
lender's "pre-qualification" for
financing. Then you'll know
how much home you can
afford before stepping foot into
an "Open House." You'll also
make a strong impression on
sellers, because they'll know
that your offer is solid.
Another step to take before
you talk to the lender about
pre-approval is to get copies of
your credit report and review
them thoroughly. Smart con-
sumers shop around for the
best prices, and you want the
best interest rate possible. If
your credit report contains
errors, you jeopardize your
chances for the best rate.
Lenders review reports from

Barefoot Properties
The Big Three Equlifax.
Trans~Uruon and Experian -
and you should, too. Interest
rate ters are based on your
credit score the higher your
score, the lower the rate. The
lower the rate, the more home
you can afford
Get a copy of your credit.
report a couple months before
you start looking at homes.
Creditors usually have thirty
days to correct errors, but
give yourself some wiggle
room. Verify that the debts
are correct and belong to YOU
(not someone else at the same
address or with the same
You'll be amazed how many
doors open for you with a
clean credit report and low
interest rates. Now you're
ready for some happy house

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

our faculty last year and
has been an integral part of
the FCS family. She team
-teaches the K-2/K-3 class
with Angela Bouington. Sue
and her husband John reside
here in Port St. Joe.
Report Cards went home
this week. The second 9-
week grading period is now
in full swing. Parents please
sign and return your child's
report cards as soon as
The construction project
- the multi-purpose, worship
center is well underway.
Because of liabilities, we are
limited to what we can do as
parents, staff, and volunteers.
However, your financial help
is always appreciated. As you
can imagine, construction
cost keep rising, but we must
build. Students are cramped._
Storage space is limited. We
need the room and we need
your support.
Please pray for the
continued work on the
building. And, if you can
help financially, we would
be very grateful. Remember
that all contributions are

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TheVisual and Performing
Arts Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will
present "The Country Wife"
theatre production on Oct..
21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 in
the Amelia Center Theatre.
Friday and Saturday
performances will take place
at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at
2:30 p.m.
The play, written in
1675 by William Wycherley,
was considered quite
controversial in its day. The
sexually devious protagonist
Jack Horner, convinces all
of London. that he can be
trusted with women, while
their slow-witted husbands
remain unaware. Things
change, however, when he
is tempted by Margery, Mr.
Pinchwife's pretty new bride
from the country. Fueled
by lust and jealousy., the two
men clash over the wife's
honor, never imagining that
Margery, inexperienced in the
art of seduction, will prove to
be a considerable challenge
for Horner and finally trade
her virtue for other, worldlier
The play features GCCC
theatre students and actors
from the community. It is
directed by Carmen Gomez.
The production is
recommended for mature
audiences only. Admission is
$10 at the, door. Gulf Coast
Community College students,
faculty, staff and GCCC
retirees are admitted free.
For additional information,
call 872-3886.

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by Anna McFarland
As we finish the first
quarter of the 2005-2006
school year, I think; it has
been a great start for all
the students at Port St. Joe
High School. For starters,
I would like to brag on our
teachers who are working
our fingers to the bone.
Also, our football team is
6-1 and is ranked No'. 2 in
the state in class 1A football.
The Sharks will be playing a
very important district game
at Jay this Friday, Oct. 21
at 8:00 p.m. eastern time.
"SHARK PRIDE" is booming
throughout our school and
in our hearts.
This' week is going to be
a jam-packed week of many
exciting events. All juniors
will be taking the ASVAB
Test on Monday Oct. 17, at
8:00 a.m. Monday evening
there will be an Open House
at Port St. Joe High School.
Parents may come and pick
up their student's report
card. This could be either a
joyful or regretful time for
many students. Tuesday,
Oct. 18, PSJ Girls volleyball
team will be participating

in the district tournament
at Liberty County. They will
play Liberty County the first
game. On Wednesday Oct.
19, all students will go to
homeroom second period to
vote for homecoming queen.
Hallelujah, it is a half-day for
students because of teacher
in-service. Students will get
out of school at noon.
The PSJ cross country
team will be traveling to
Graceville for a meet that
starts at 4 p.m. on Thursday,
Oct. 20. Senior's $50 fee for
senior trip is due Oct. the 20.
You can pay by exact cash or
by check made out to Port
St. Joe High School to Ms.'
Don't forget about Fall
Break, which begins Monday
Oct. 24 and ends Wednesday
Oct. 26. Everyone have fun
but remember to always be
safe. As time is flying by
in my senior year, I would
like to take this moment
to say how much I have
enjoyed being a part of Port
St. Joe High School. It is
nice being a part of a school
and community that is small
and caring.

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Kindergarten and Emma
Doran, 1st Grade.

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Wewahitchka Elementary School News

APB Pirates on the
Pint-size pirates invaded
Wewahitchka Elementary
on Friday, Oct. 7! These
pirates had a Poetry Parade
and were provided prizes
of pencils and Play-Dough-
by the principal. These
Passionate Pirates paraded
the playground then were
presented with a pancake
party in their classroom.

Before and After
Elementary School students
take a great' deal of pride
in their school, so when
asked to spruce things up
a bit, Mr. Brown's class
stepped up to the challenge
with their shovels, rakes,
buckets and wheelbarrows.
After a few hours work, the
front entrance to the school
was transformed. Thanks,
students! You make us

Students of the Week
The Students of the
Week from Wewahitchka

Elementary School for the
week of Oct. 14 are: 1st
grade Cassie Whittington-
2nd grade Alex Paul; 3rd
grade Justin Barrier; 5th
grade Justin Haddock and
6th grade Megan Setterich.
Congratulations to all of
the Students of the Week.
Keep up the good work!

Snakey Writing
After a week long study
of snakes, Mrs. Melanie
Hinote's second grade class
designed a very interesting
writing project. The
students cut construction
paper into spiral shapes to
create snakes and wrote
the facts they had learned
on one sicle and decorated
the other. Mrs.' Hinote was
justifiably excited because
every student was engaged
in the writing process using
notes from their journals.
Way to go Busy BEES!

Project Graduation Begins Planning

A group of 18 parents
have formed the steering
committee of Project
Graduation for the Class of
2006 at Port St. Joe High
School. Chairperson Joanne
Raffield has announced
that contributions will be
accepted immediately. They
may be sent to :
Project Graduation,
Class of 2006
P.O. Box 485
Port St. Joe, Florida
Project Graduation has
been a tradition in Port St.

Dolphin Bank

Officers Treated

to Pizza Lunch

Students at Port St.
Joe Elementary School
look forward to being in
the fourth grade for many
reasons, but one of the
most exciting is so they
can have the opportunity
to join the Dolphin Bank.
Through this experience
students participate in real-
life situations of earning,
spending, budgeting, and
saving money. This unique
school banking program
is possible through the
support of Hiram Nix of
Bayside Savings Bank and
Ralph Roberson of Roberson
& Friedman, PA. Dolphin
Bank officers were recently
treated to a pizza lunch, by
Mr. Roberson and Mr. Nix.

Joe since 1985. Sponsored
by the parents of the Senior
class, it is an all night
lock- in party for the Senior
class which takes place in
graduation night. It features
games, food, and music.
Door prizes are awarded
throughout the night. Some
of the door prizes in the past
have included scholarships,
phone cards, microwaves

and computers.
A generous donation to
Project Graduation will help
insure that this alcohol free,
drug free, safe celebration
will continue. Donations are
tax deductible.


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Union of FSU Visual Arts & Dance with Theatre School Creates a New College and an Arts Tour De Force

The Florida State University
Board of Trustees has approved,a
new name for FSU's burgeoning
arts, treasure trove previously
known as the School of Visual
Arts and Dance. Now, on the
heels of a happy marriage to the
venerable FSU School of Theatre,
it proudly calls itself the College
of Visual Arts, Theatre and
The Visual Arts and Dance
merger with Theatre has reduced
the number of colleges and
schools at FSU from 17 to 16
while multiplying opportunities
for members of its newest
college and enriching the entire
community's cultural cache
There's a new director'
at Theatre's h-elm-Associate.
Professor Cameronf Jackson,
recently arrived from the
University of Maryland. Sally
McRorie, dean of Visual Arts
and Dance for three years, now
presides over the expanded
college that functions,, she
says, as something of an arts
conservatory, bursting with
degree programs in six unique.
departments: art, art history, art
,education, dance, interior design
and now, theatre.
"Our visual arts and dance
family has been delighted and
honored to join forces with FSU's
distinguished School of Theatre,"
McRorie said. "This collaboration
is the icing in the cake for the
arts at FSU, which have eiljoyed'
a long history as among the best
and most comprehensive on the
"With legendary, faculty,
performances every night of the

academic year, and fascinating
exhibits, students from every
walk of life can access art
programming and opportunities
here that are unrivaled by
the best private colleges and
There's ample evidence of
In addition to an array of
'degree programs, the college
includes the FSU Museum of
Fine Arts. 'in Tallahassee-the
university's major exhibition
space-and an affiliation with
Sarasota's world-class John and
Mable Ringling Museum of Art,
which includes John Ringling's
mansion. The Museum of the
Circu. .and 'the historic Asolo
Theatre McRorie serves as.

Florida Department
The Florida Department
of Education (DOE) will
celebrate National School Bus
Safety Week from Oct. 16 22.
As part of this celebration,
the DOE will hold an event
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11:00
a.m. at the Turlington
Building in Tallahassee to
hondr several of- Florida's
dedicated school bus drivers
and technicians with state
and national awards. The
event will also include an-
exhibit highlighting the safety
features. :of school buses.
This year's theme is "Flashing
Red Means Stop Ahead,"
reminding motorists to stop
for school buses.
.-The transportation
professionals to be honored

academic dean for the Ringling's
Complementing those
resources are several special
opportunities for students,
including the certificate
program in Museum Studies,
meant to augment a graduate-
level degree, and the Master
Craftsman Program, which
fuses conceptual art and applied
craft and functions as a sort
of apprenticeship for working
artists and their students.
Meanwhile, graduate
students in art therapy travel to
Thailand to work with children
rescued from the sex slave trade,
in conjunction with FSU Center
for the Advancement of Human
Rights. Art History and Museum

Studies students intern at top
museums around the globe. Art
education's graduate programs
rank third among those at public
institutions in the United States
and Canada. Art department
alumni include a recent Academy
Award winning special effects
artists and a designer of a major
theme park. International study
options abound.
In dance, the celebrated
program boasts one of the
finest facilities in the world. Its
Maggie Allesee National Center
for choreography (MANCC) is
both the first of its kind in the
United States and the first in
the world located in a university
setting. Faculty include the likes
of Suzanne Farrell, a world-

renowned ballerina with a
Presidential Medal of Honor in the
Arts, and Jawole Zollar, a noted
contemporary choreographer who
is founder and artistic director
of Urban Bush Woman and like
Farrell, a recipient of the Capezio
And then there's Theatre.
With 15 degree programs it's one
of the nation's largest theatre-
training programs and highly
competitive, too, accepting just
one in 12 prospective students
who suditions or interviews.
In the past decade, U.S. News
and World Report has ranked
the theatre Master of Fine Arts
program in the top 10 nationally.
,It plays hosts to eminent scholars,
among them award-winning

actress Jane Alexander, and Ed
Sherin, who directed television
series legends such as Law and
Order and The West Wing, and
encompasses a leading acting
school, the Sarasota-based FSU/
Asolo Conservatory for Actor
Jackson, in the theatre
director's chair sinceJune, echoed
McRorie's exuberance about
their visual arts-dance-theatre
union. "After all, the Very nature
of theatre is collaboration," he
said. "It's like two well-respected
and productive companies have
merged to create the possibility
of a future together greater than
the sum of their parts. This is
a wonderful marriage, born of
respect and the desire to create

of Education Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week with Tallahassee Event

include the two Blue Bird
National Award winners, the
first-place team winners of
this year's National Special
Needs Road-e-o, the Sure-Lok
Special Needs Transportation
National Award winner, the
first- through third-place
winners of the State Safety
Skills Competition for school
bus operators and bus
technicians and the Florida
Missing Children's Day School
Bus Operator of the Year.
"It is important to make
steady improvements to our
bus system and we are proud
of the professionals who are
dedicated to ensuring the
safety of our students," said
Commissioner Winn. "High
standards are not only set
for our schools but for all
elements that make up our
educational system."
The yellow bus has been
providing the safest mode of
transportation for students
for many years. Across the
nation, 450,000 buses serve
24 million elementary and
secondary school students.
In the state of Florida, school
buses transported more than
one million students daily
and traveled more than 300
million miles during the 2003-
04 school year. School buses
provide a level of safety over
eight times greater per vehicle
mile than passenger cars.
School buses must meet
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards as well as Florida
School Bus Specifications
prescribed by the State
Board of Education. There
have been many bus safety
improvements in the last
several years including: fire-
retardant seating, additional
emergency, exits, reflective
materials on the exterior of.
the buses, improved lighting
systems, antilock braking
systems, and many others.
Recent modifications
to buses include improved
safety features and increased
comfort for bus drivers. High
back air suspension seats,
improved remotely adjustable
mirror systems, tilting and

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telescoping steering wheels,
reduced pedal effort; air
operated entrance doors,
improved diesel noise
reduction and heat insulation
are among many upgrades.
Over 90 percent of new
buses are now ordered with
air condition as optional
Improvements have also
been made to ensure safe
school bus drivers. They are
now required to submit pre-
employment and periodic

criminal background checks,
as well as pre-employment
and random drug and alcohol
tests. In addition, they hold
Commercial Driver Licenses
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The United States and
Canada are the- only two
major countries in the world
that provide purpose-built
buses meeting special safety
standards and requirements
and 'have specially trained
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public school students.
The state's mission is to
provide leadership, training
and assistance to school
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students safely throughout
Florida. The state continues
to make improvements from
bus equipment specifications
to sponsorship of several
annual meetings providing
safety workshops for local
transportation personnel at
all levels.

A.I. duPont Foundation Honored For

Contributions to GCCC Foundation

At the October meeting
of the District Board of
Trustees of Gulf Coast
Community College, Trustees
Chair William C. Cramer, Jr.
formally presented Robert E.
Nedley, president of the Alfred
I. duPont Foundation, with
an award from the Council
for Resource Development,
.Region IV. The Council for
Resource Development is
a national organization for
private and public fundraising
in community colleges. Region
IV represents eight states in
the Southeast.
of the Behefactor of the Year
Award recognizing the duPont
Foundation for its significant
contributions to education,
Mr. Nedley presented the Gulf
Coast Community College
Foundation with, a check for
$100,000 from duPont.' This
check brings the duPont
Foundation's total giving to
the GCCC Foundation to more
than $700,000 since 1978.
The duPont Foundation and
Mr. Nedley as its president
were honored as finalists in the
Benefactor of the Year Award
Ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.
recently. The competition
is-,among community college
foundations across the
nation, which nominated their
benefactors for this award.
This year, nine benefactors
were selected as finalists.
At, the board meeting,
Mr. Cramer said, "The Board

Robert E. Nedley presents a check for $100,000 to the GCCC
Foundation to GCCC President Bob McSpadden and Trustees Chair

Bill Cramer.
of Directors of the duPont
Foundation has dedicated
itself to fulfilling the ideals that
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred I. duPont
believed in-the critical
importance of helping others.
The board's stewardship of
the substantial funds in the
Foundation is a model of
commitment to the values of
the duPonts."
He added that the
Benefactor Award recognizes
outstanding contributions to
education and said he could
think of no organization that
better supports education
than the duPont Foundation.
"Mr. Nedley, as president of
the duPont Board of Directors,

has been a very real champion
of this college. Because of
his support and that of Mr.
Belin, the duPont Foundation
has endowed a total of 23
In closing, Mr. Cramer
said, "Gulf Coast Community-
College is blessed to have-
earned the trust that the
duPont Foundation has
placed in it, and the resulting
substantial gifts. The Alfred I.
duPont Foundation continues
to have a profound and
lasting impact on Gulf Coast
Community College and the
students and communities
the college serves."

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by Kay Kelley
I don't know what it says
about me that I think a plant
is intelligent. The column
I wrote last week about
beneficial microorganisms
in the soil made me think
about organic gardening
in general, and I thought
maybe this week I'd write
about ways of controlling
garden pests without using
harsh chemicals. Several
of the sprays and dusts I
know about are made
from other plants, such as
pyrethrums that are made
from chrysanthemums. That
led me to think about the
ways plants have evolved
over time to fight their own
wars, to take over their
own turfs, and kill off their
enemies. All without being
able to move from the spot
where they were rooted. If
a mullet has intelligence
(and every mullet fisherman
knows they do) what about a
potted philodendron?
Without teeth, or sharp
claws, or arms and legs,
plants have been limited in
their ways to fend off enemies.
Their enemies would be
defined as any other living
thing that would stop their
ability to reproduce. Other
plants, for instance, that
would block sunlight and
therefore photosynthesis and
food production, would be
enemies. So would insects
that pierce into their cells
and suck up their juices.
Animals that rip plants out
of the ground and devour
them are certainly enemies.
What is a poor little plant
to do?
For one thing, plants have
developed some ingenious
direct defense mechanisms.
Over billions of years, they
have grown spines and
thorns. They have covered
their leaf surfaces with little
stinging nettles. They have
developed leaves which are
too thick or hard or waxy to
be penetrated or eaten. They
have grown thick barks for
which critters have no taste,
while the succulent living
part of the plant continues
to grow and multiply just
underneath. Plants have
turned their pollen into
allergens and their sap into
irritants. Each plant, over
time,' seems to--have -found
its own way of surviving on
this planet.
Another direct defense

plants have developed
is poison. As a young
landscaper, I was most
concerned about the toxicity
of plants and which ones to
avoid in certain areas, such
as around playgrounds. I
have an uncomfortable
memory of smashing up holly
berries into a mush when I
was very young and trying
to serve this 'pudding' to my
hapless dog. He wouldn't eat
it, so neither would I. But I
was not that adventuresome
a soul. I didn't know about
other kids.
So I bought a book,
The Guide To Poisonous and
Irritant Plants of Florida is
91 pages long, including the
bibliographies and index,
and includes just about every
landscape plant I am familiar
with I concluded that
almost every plant out there
is harmful to something,
and contented myself with
avoiding the deadly ones.
This whole idea of plant
intelligence came about
when I began learning about
plants that go beyond merely
protecting themselves. The
butterfly weed, for instance,
protects monarch butterflies
which provide the service of
pollination for many plant
species by building up a
toxin which the butterfly
larvae can safely ingest.
The toxin works against
birds, however, and they
have learned to avoid eating
monarch butterflies. This is
one example of an indirect
defense, by preserving one
species that helps another
or is it the intelligence of the
monarch larvae that knows
which plant to eat, instead
of the plant's intelligence?
Consider this: when insects
find certain plants and begin
to feed, the plants emit a
volatile chemical that 'call'
that insect's predators. An
example is the parasitic
wasp, which lays its eggs
inside of caterpillars feeding
on plants to which the wasp
has been summoned. The.
eggs hatch and eat the
caterpillars, thus destroying
the plant's enemy.
Or what about this:
researchers at the University
of Washington discovered that
maybe trees communicate
when they were under attack
by insects (in this case, again,
butterfly larvae). Not only

did the, trees under attack
produce something which
slowed down the growth
of the larvae, so did their
adjacent neighbors. Leaves
from the same kinds of trees,
growing further away, were
fed to larvae without the
same effects. Hmm.
Why does the apple tree,
tasty as the fruit may be,
produce a small amount of

Seven Tips

Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita will hit homeowners
everywhere in the wallet this
winter. The storms have
caused real damage and
disruption to the natural gas
industry, adding to strains
already caused by rising
demand. Natural gas prices
are now at a record high, and
the Department of Energy
states they will keep going up
as the cold weather descends
upon us. The "Energy Crisis"
is back.
How high will natural
gas prices rise? As much as
a whopping 71% more this
winter compared to last year.
This will translate into a
$500 to $800 jump in annual
home and water heating bills
for most homeowners and
over $1000 for many. While
you can't control the price
of fuel, you can deduce how
much you use. Here are
seven tips from the Comfort
Institute to make your home
an energy sipper instead of a
gas guzzlers
1. Have your duct system
tested for air leaks. Many
assume that windows and
doors are the major cause
of a home's energy wasting
air leaks. But according
to recent research by the
Department of Energy
(DOE), gaps joints and
disconnections in the
typical duct system are
much more significant.
The DOE states that
the typical duct system
loses 25 to 40 percent
of the energy put out by
the central furnace or
heat pump. Authorities
recommend having a
heating contractor test for
leaks and then seal them
with a brushed-on fiber-
reinforced sealant. Duct
tape usually dries out and
fails. It turns out duct
tape is great for many
things, but sealing ducts

cyanide in its seeds? Why
does the walnut tree, large
and spreading and seeming
indomitable, secrete a
chemical from its roots that
prevents other plants from
growing underneath it? Why
does a tobacco plant produce
nicotine, which has the dual
effects of killing pests and
addicting humans, thereby
insuring its continued
cultivation? Why does a
philodendron plant hooked
up to a polygraph machine
react violently when a human
in the same room merely

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for6-7 years

to Slash Soaring Home Heating Bills

isn't one of them
2. Ask your contractor to
perform an Infiltrometer
"blower door test."
The blower door is a
computerized instrument
originally invented by the
Department of Energy.
It pinpoints where your
home's worst air leaks
are, such as duct leaks,
and also measures how
leaky the overall house
is. Most homes have the
equivalent of an open
window in combined
air leaks. Many heating
contractors offer an
Infiltrometer test as part
of a "Whole House Health
& Comfort Checkup" that
also checks insulation
levels and overall duct
performance. Ask if they
also provide an infra-red
camera scan to pinpoint
hidden heat leaks.
3. Close your fireplace
damper. Did you
remember to close it
last time youth used the
fireplace? Shut it now or
waste precious warm air
all winter long!
4. Replace your furnace
or heat pump air filter.
Most systems need this
done every month to
ensure safe and efficient
operation. Keep forgetting
to do it? Ask your
contractor for information
on an extended surface
area whole house air filter
that only needs to be
replaced once a year. It
also does a far better job
of keeping your equipment
and the air in your home
5. Have your Heating
system cleaned and
tuned. A pre-season tune
up is a great investment.
It reduces the chances of
breakdowns on cold winter
nights, improves safety,
and more than pays for

itself through more
energy efficient operation.
Ensure your contractor
also performs a complete
carbon monoxide safety
check. For a free report:
"How To Identify a Good
Heating and Cooling
Contractor", go to www.
6. Install a programmable
set-back thermostat. Turn
down your thermostat
8 degrees for 8 hours
a day and you'll save 8
percent on home heating
costs. But you don't have
to sacrifice comfort! Ask
your heating contractor to
install a "programmable
thermastat" that will turn

the heat back up before
you wake p or before
you come home. New
models are much easier
to program.
7. Consider replacing
your old furnace or
heat pump. Just like a
car, heating and cooling
equipment doesn't 1st
forever. Is your system
more than 12 years old? It
probably wastes 35 cents
out of every dollar you
pay for fuel. Plannign to
stay in your home more
than a few years? Many
authorities recommend
replacing it before it fails


GulfCoast Chapter


For Ticket Information call:

Andy Smith @ 227-1133

RObb Sarno @ 227-3118

Donnie Gay @ 653-8805

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thinks about burning its
leaves with a match? (And
no, I'm not joking here!)
This dance between
plants and animals has been
going on throughout time,
for billions of years. It strikes
me as an elaborate chess
game, every move slow and
deliberate, as each side seeks
its on survival.
The whole debate between
evolution and intelligent
design is beyond me. I don't
understand how they can not
be the same thing. A mullet
clearly knows when noon

Friday rolls around during
roe season, and they ease off
the mud flats and go about
their business, confident that
their pursuers have retired
for the weekend. Likewise,
an apple tree must know
that its own pollination will
be insured because its seeds
will be left nearby, uneaten,
to sprout and produce more
trees. I wish I were that
Questions? Comments?
Advice? Email me at

100 Club Hosts First Membership Meeting

The initial membership of
The 100 Club of Gulf County
was held at Sunset Coastal
Grill at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct.
17. Invitations were sent to
a select list of Gulf County
The purpose of the club
is to provide financial assis-
tance to families of public
safety personnel who may
die in the line of service to
the people of Gulf County.
The Board of"Trustees have
set the initial dues level at
$100 per year.
Public safety personnel
include the Sheriff's depart-

ment, Port St. Joe Police
department, Fire department
employees and volunteer
firemen and EMT personnel.
The goal is to build a fund
adequate to meet all emer-
Dozens of new members
showed up and applied for
admission in this the initial
open enrollment period for
the club.
The trustees have set the
open enrollment period to
close Nov. 1. After that date
people seeking admission
will have to be sponsored by
two members of the club.

Applications and dues
received by Nov. 1 will be
accepted in the open enroll-
ment period. Applications
can be obtained at the office
of Ralph Roberson, CPA, at
214 7th Street, Port St. Joe.
An annual membership
meeting is set for Oct. 16,
2006 at the St. Joe Country
Club with a three-meat bar-
becue catered by Paul Gant.
An interesting and entertain-
ing meeting is planned.
Trustees of The 100 Club
of Gulf County are: Peter

H. Burgher, Chairman; Jerry
Barnes, Vice Chairman;
Kesley Colbert, Secretary;
Charles A. Costin, Esq.,
Counsel; Michael Leonard,
Chief Investment Officer;
Ralph Roberson, CPA,
Treasurer; and Willie
Questions can be direct-
ed to Maj. Joseph Nugent
at the Gulf County Sheriffs
Dept. (227-1115), Peter H.
Burgher (227-1067) or any of
the trustees.

The 100 Club of Gulf County chairman Peter H. Burgher
addresses the attendees at Monday afternoon's initial member-
ship meeting, held at Sunset Coastal Grill.

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by Virginia Bathurst Beck
I have taken a lot of flack
over a lot of things in my-
lifetime but never more than
I took when my first child, a
daughter, was born. I opted
to do what my pediatrician
told me to do. First of all, I
trained her to sleep all night
by breaking her of night
feedings.. If she woke up after
her 9 p.m. feeding, I only
gave her water. The doctor
said that water was satisfying
to babies, but was not habit
forming. Giving them milk
would train them to wake up
in the night to eat.
If I remember right,, she
learned to sleep all night by
3 or 4 weeks. It was better
for the baby and certainly
better for me. He said to let
her sleep on her stomach
without a pillow to prevent
her head from getting flat in
The Guardian

Ad Program,

The guardian Ad
Program is an advocates for
children program. We are
currently seeking volunteers
to represent the best interest
of abused and neglected
children in our community.
Volunteers are needed in
Bay, Gulf, Jackson, Calhoun,
Holmes, and Washington
Counties. If you have a few
hours a month to help an
abused child, please call
747-5180, 482-9127, 674-
2799, or 638-6043. Training
begins soon.

the back. He said that a baby
could turn their head from
cheek to cheek, and without
a pillow there was no chance
of their suffocating.
He also told me to put
her on a four hour schedule
and always hold her for her
feedings. Since I couldn't
nurse her that was as close
to a natural feeding I could
get. He also told me to never
lay a baby down with a bottle
in her mouth.
Oh! Boy! Did I ever hear
it from my mother, Dan's
mother, the next door
neighbor, my friends.... They
all told me they didn't raise
their children that way....
but they all had a different
way to raise them that they
thought was better. Since I
couldn't choose from them
which way to raise her, I
decided to stick with what
the pediatrician said. It
seemed to be working well
and they finally, grudgingly,
accepted my way.
Whenever I mentioned,
though, that I never gave
her sugar, you would think
that I was abusing her. "You
mean she doesn't get a stick
of candy or a cookie with
her milk? Think what she is
When I answered that as
far as I can see she is missing
bad teeth and unhealthy fat
deposits at a young age. I
said that I agree. Candy is
delicious. Sugar is delicious.
I said that someday my
daughter would have sugar,

but I'd like to postpone that
time as long as possible.
Once she's tried sugar that's
it! Once you discover how
delicious sugar is, it doesn't
matter to you that it is also
dangerous. You don't care
that it rots your teeth, makes
you fat and wreaks havoc
with your blood chemistry.
Once we've discovered how
delicious it is, we can't get
through a bowl of cereal or a
cup of coffee without it.
My daughter discovered
sugar when she started
attending school. "All the
other kids have candy so why
can't I? So I gave in and she
soon formed the sugar habit
and passed her habit on to
her younger brothers. Oh
well! I tried! But I no longer
saw my children getting
ecstatic over strawberries,
watermelon, cherries and
plain yogurt. Not when our
banker smiled while he gave
them peppermint and our

lawyer glowed when he gave
them suckers.
My daughter has always
had the best teeth in the
family. I don't believe that
she has had a cavity yet.
Perhaps this was because
she didn't find sugar until
she was five years old. I'd like
to think so.
The Area Agency

on Aging for North


The Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida, Inc.
will hold its Advisory Council
and Board of Directors
meetings on Thursday,
Oct. 27, at 10 and 10:30
a.m., ET, respectively. Both
meetings will be held at the -
Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida; 2414 Mahan
Drive; Tallahassee, Florida

Gulf County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log
10/07/2005 m, 20, Port St. Joe, FTPF
Jacinta Mendoza h/f, X2,
31, Port St. Joe,FTA Wanda Carr Obryan w/f,
Ronnie Kenneth Wood, 44, Port St. Joe, violation
w/m, 53, Port St. Joe DUI, Probation (Bay County).
DWLSR. 10/13/2005
10/11/2005 Lisa Robbinette Lenian,
Michael Edwin Hartley, w/f, 43, Panama City, FTA.
w/m, 41, Port St. Joe. Jackie Dale Kelley, w/f, 47,
FTA-Possession Drug Blountstown, Worthless
Paraphernalia Checks.
10/12/2005 Roland Arthur Cote w/m,
Michael Duane McDuffie, 57, Panama City, DWLSR.
w/m, 48, Panama City, Kenneth Norris Rogers
Worthless Checks w/m, 35, Port St. Joe,
Robert Tony Miniaci, w/ Domestic Battery.

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100 Club members Rusty Burch, Dalton Upchurch and Jim
Anderson gather to discuss organizational goals.

Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

14B The Star, Part St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 20, 2005

Fenablicher- 19.37 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 20, 2005 15B


IN RE: The Estate of
CASE NO.: 04-79PR
The administration of the
CHRISTIE, File No. 04-79PR, is
pending in the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 1000 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are as
set forth below.
All persons on whom this
Notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, are
required to file their objections
with this Court within the lat-
ter of three (3) months after the
date of the first publication of
this Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of a
copy of the Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
Estate on whom a copy of this
Notice is served, within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of t his Notice
must file their claims with this
Court within the latter of three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice
or thirty (30) days after the
date of service of a copy of this
Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against Decedent's
Estate must file their claims
with this Court within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is October
6, 2005.
Alicia Marie Christie
Personal Representative
108 Stone Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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


that the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an Ordinance
with the following title:

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.
Ad# 2005-093
Publish Date: October 13 and
October 20, 2005

and Wife, ABIGAIL J.
CASE NO.: 05-71 CA

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
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 property described as fol-
A parcel of land located
in Section 36, Township
3 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida, con-
taining 1 ares, more or
less,, and being more par-
ticularly described as fol-

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
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,
Clerk of Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish October 13 & 20, 2005

Legal Notice
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned intends to dis-
pose of the personal property
described below to enforce a
lien imposed on said property
under the Self Storage Facility
Act statutes (section 83.801-
The undersigned will dispose
of said property no later than
November 5, 2005. Property is
located at St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.,
706 1st Street, Port St. Joe and
131 Volunteer Avenue, White
City, Gulf County, Florida.
Name Unit#
. Description
Christ Bowers W9 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Doug Wamble W16 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Rosylan Beachum 55
- Misc. Furnishings &
Personal Property
Dan Bolden 36 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
David McCroan 18 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Tammy Bowers 1 9 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Antonio Ross 4 Misc:
Furnishings & Personal
Camilla Hunter 1 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Publish October 20 & 27,
November 3, 2005.

Deceased. File No.:

The administration of the
estate of William L. Patrick,

is io a Troa.lo

2l i !, PotD St. oe L U56s T2-98

e-al qiltgIN gto. not s Open T uesS 0 .1 1pm loe1Snay ona

deceased, whose date of death
was April 1, 2005, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd. Port
St. Joe, FL'32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
The.date of first publica-
tion of this notice is October
20, 2005.
Attorney for Personal
Mel Magidson, Jr. Florida Bar
No. 261629
Attorney for George Robert
P.O: Box 340
528 Sixth St.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-7800
Personal Representative:
George Robert Patrick
4672 Magnolia Circle SE
Marietta, Georgia 30067
Publish October 20 & 27, 2005

Student Lockers
The Gulf County School Board
will receive sealed bids on
replacement of 350 student
lockers at Wewahitchka High
School. Bid specifications are
on file at Wewahitchka High
School, One Gator Circle,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, (850)
639-228. The Board reserves
the right to accept the low/best
bid or reject all bids.
Publish October 20 & 27,

BID #0506-03
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
One (1) 2006 Ford F150
XLT Supercrew 4x4 Pickup
Truck or equivalent
Specifications may be obtained
from the Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, (850) 229-6112. Any
questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Emergency
Management Director Marshall
Nelson,1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, (850) 229-9110.
Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a SEALED BID, the
BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until
Friday, November 4, 20'0' :.
5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the C.i11.:. .jf

the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. Bids will
be opened at this same location
on Monday, November 7, 2005
at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Ad #2005-089
Publish October 20 & 27, 2005

BID NO. 0506-04
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any qualified
person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing the
"Hydraulic Passenger
Elevator Repair for the Old
Gulf County Courthouse,
200 N. 2nd Street,
Wewahitchka, Florida"
Specifications can be obtained
from the Gulf' County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr., Blvd., room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456 or calling
(850) 229-6112. Questions
should be directed to Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be turned in
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,
November 4, 2005.
Bids will be opened at this loca-
tion on Monday, November 7,
2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
*Ad #2005-090
Publish October 20 & 27, 2005

BID #0506-05
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
Purchase & installation of
one new emergency gen-
erator for
Gulf County ROad Dept.,
318 S. 7th Street,
Wewahitchka, FL
Specifications may be obtained
from the Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, (850) 229-6112. Any
questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee at (850) 639-
Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a SEALED BID, the
BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until
Friday, November 4, 2005 at
5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the Office
of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids will be opened at this same
location on Monday, November
7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Ad #2005-091
Publish October 20 & 27, 2005

BID NO. 0506-06 (A-C)
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will.
receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in purchasing
the following items:
1 -1983 Ford F-100 Pickup
1 1985 Dodge King Cab
Pickup Truck (#75-50)
1 1966 Ford Fire Truck
The items may be viewed by
contacting the Gulf County
Road Department at (850) 639-
2238. .
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER AND
Bids must be sul)mitted 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, November 4, 2005. Bids
will be opened at this location
on Monday, November 7, 2005
at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
AD #2005-092
Publish October 20 & 27, 2005

BID #0506-07
The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
Renovations to the Gulf
County Welcome Center
Bid packets may be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 229-
6112. Any questions regarding
this bid should be directed to
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett at
(850) 229-7800.
A mandatory pre-bid confer-
ence is scheduled for 10:00
a.m., E.T. on Wednesday,
October 26, 2005 at The
Welcome Center located at 150
Captain Fred's Place, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a SEALED BID, the
BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until
Friday, .November 4, 2005 at
5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the Office
of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids will be opened at this same
location on Monday, November
7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Ad #2005-096
Publish October 20 & 27, 2005

Statement of Ownership,
Management, and Circulation
Publication Title
The Star
Publication Number
Filing Date:
October 1, 2005
Issue Frequency:

Number of Issues Published
Annually: 52
Annual Subscription Price:
$20.00 in county
$30.00 out of county
Contact Person:
Krichelle Halualani
Telephone: (850)227-1278
Complete Mailing Address of
Known Office of Publication:
135 W. Hwy. 98,
Port St. Joe, FL
Complete Mailing Address
of Headquarters or General
Business Office of Publisher
P.O. Box 2060
Panama City, FL
32402-1940 *
Karen Hanes
121 Dragon Ridge Circle
Panama City Beach, FL
Tim Croft
3285 Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL
Florida Freedom Newspapers,
Inc. (A Florida Corporation)
P.O. Box 2060
Panama City, FL
Freedom Newspapers, Inc. (A
Delaware Corporation)
P.O. Box 19549
Irvine, CA 92713
Known Bondholders, Mortgages,
and Other Security Holders
Owning or Holding 1 percent or
More of Total Amount of Bonds;
Mortgages, or Other Securites:
Freedom Newspaper
Aquisitions, Inc.
17666 Fitch
Irvine, CA 92614
Freedom Communications, Inc.
17666 Fitch
Irvine, CA 92614
Publication Title:
The Star
Issue Date for Circulation Data
September 25, 2005
Extent and Nature of
Average No. Copies Each Issue
During Preceding 12 Months
Actual No. Copies of Single
Issue Published Nearest to
Filing Date.
Total Number of Copies:
Avg: 5552; Actual 5705
Paid and/or Requested
Paid/Requested Outside-
County Mail Subscription
Stated on Form 3541-
Avg: 953; Actual: 921
Paid In-County Subscriptions
Stated on Form 3541
Avg: 826; Actual: 795
Sales Through Dealers and
Carriers, Street Vendors,
Counter Sales, and Other Non-
USPS Paid Distribution.
Avg: 3042; Actual 3180
Total Paid and/or Requested
Avg: 4821; Actual: 4896
Free Distribution by Mail:
Outside-County as Stated on
Form 3541
Avg: 32; Actual: 33
'In-County as Stated on Form
Avg: 6; Actual: 7;
Free Distribution Outside the
Avg: 0; Actual 0;
Total Free Distribution:
Avg: 38; Actual: 40
Total Distribution:
Avg: 4859; Actual: 4936
Copies not Distributed:
Avg: 693; Actual 769
Avg: 5552; Actual: 5705
Percent Paid and/or Requested
Avg: 99; Actual: 99
Publication of Statement of
Ownership: Oct. 20, 2005
Krichelle Halualani, General
October 1, 2005
I certify that all information fur-
nished on this form is true and

complete. I understand that
anyone who furnishes false or
misleading information on this
form or who omits material or
information requested on the
form may be subject to crimi-
nal sanctions (including fines
and imprisonment) and/or civil
sanctions (including civil pen-
October 20, 2005

Purpose and Effect: The Gulf
County School Board propos-
es to amend and adopt poli-
cies, as provided for in the
Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing
said policies into compliance
with Florida Statutes and State
Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a
brief description of each pro-
posal change.
2.23 School Board Rules
2.80'Reporting Child Abuse
3.60 Flag Display and Pledge
3.90 Charter Schools Option 1
4.10 The Curriculum
4.13 Dropout Prevention
4.22 Educational Media
Materials Selection
4.70 Home Education Program
5.32 Zero Tolerance for School
Related Crimes
5.63 Guidelines and Procedures
Concerning HIV, AIDS, -or
Other Communicable Diseases
(Student and Employee) Option
5.70 Student Records
6.17 Appointment or
Employment Requirements
6.30 Violation of Local, State,
and/or Federal Laws
6.33 Alcohol and Drug-Free
6.502'Approval of Leaves
6.543 Illness-or-Injury-In-Line-
of-Duty Leave
6.543 Military Leave.
6.61 School Board Employees
With HIV, AIDS, or Other
Communicable Diseases
6.62 AIDS, Bloodborne
Pathogens, and Environmental
6.80 Name and Address of
6.914 Use of Sick Leave by
Family Members
7.10 School Budget System
7.52 Travel Expense
Reimbursement Option 1
7.75 Sale, Transfer or Disposal
or Property Option 2
8.13 Infection Control
8.502 Prequalification of
Contractors for Educational
Facilities Construction
8.51 Renovations or Remodeling
of Facilities
8.512 Change Orders
Economic Impact:
These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Date: November 8, 2005
Place: Gulf County School
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed
rules can be inspected during
regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office,
105 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under
which the adoption is autho-
rized and the law being imple-
mented and interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are
proposed by Bill Carr, Director
of Support Services and
approved for consideration by
STim Wilder, Superintendent.
Publish October 20 & 27, 2005

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an EOP and a DFW. Construction is accepting applications E"
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9 850-896-6197, David and benefits, excellent in- in addition to strong Gulf County enforces a communication equipment
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2 schedules and the oppor- residential supervision Drug-Free Workplace Poll- including installation of
tunity to support our US required and two year cy and is an Equal Oppor- DSL at customer location.
9 Veterans and their families. college degree pre- tunity/ Affirmative Action Must be computer literate
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Joe, Wewa & The Cape.Suite 500, JOB NOTICE'
Dan &WewDiana 227-8225 or NHC Jacksonville, FL32202, The City of Port St. Joe is related experience pre-
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V R N Port St. Joe, F Equal Opportunity spond in confidence to:
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Port St. Joe, FL. Licensed Administrator Screening and Back- credited University in Rec- Susan Machemer
& Insured. 229-6326 ground check Required reaction Management or re- Human Resources
Busy Medicare agency lated field is preferred. Manager
needs a full-time Regis- Ability to establish a recre- GT Comn
tered nurse Administra- action program for the City P. 0. Box 220
tor interested in manag- Iwith the ability to expand Port St. Joe, FL 32457
ing and growing the existing programs and es- FAX: 850-229-8689
agency. Successful can- THE PORT INN is now ac- tablish additional pro- EOE/MFDV
GOLDEN RULE PET SIT- didate will have the ad- cepting applications for a grams based on the needs
TING SERVICE. Perfect vantage of working in a part time breakfast attend- of the community. Ability to
alternative to kenneling small office, but with the ant/housekeeper. The shift organize and supervise full
your, 4 legged kids. Re- benefits of working for a is approximately 6am- time and temporary staff. 5V0I
ferred by local vet. Relia- large company. Com- 12pm, sometimes until Ability to establish and
ble pet sitter/pet owner. petitive salary, incen- 2pm. Two days a week. maintain effective working G.E. REFRIGERATOR,
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you are away. In business homecare management to work weekends and employees, departmental condition, water & ice dis-
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227-5770 or 648-5081 or Parent company is fi- eye for detail and a pas- public. 227-8777.
227-8225 nancially stable, publicly sion for service, we want Pay depending on qualifi-
traded, and has been in youl Please apply in per- cations.. 1
A i ^the home health busi- son at the address below. O uci
ness since 1976. Make beds, make waffles, Job Descriptions and Ap-
V39 EOE/DFWP make money Inquire plications are available at AUCTION!
about benefits package. City Hall. Please return ap-
MRS GSo TUTORING, Submit resumes to: EOE. DFWR Port Inn, 501 plications to the Municipal Every Friday Night at 7 pm
MR'S G'S TUTORING, Ms. Lisa Reed, RN Monument Ave. Port St. Building, 305 Cecil G. Eastern. Great Auctions
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OPS ARNP has an opening for a Crea- The City of Port St. Joe en- 52w m m
ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. Position Available tive Team Mhaember. Apli- forces a Drug-Free -
Needed, part time, for Port experincans mu ave company haver Workplace Policy and Is IMT 539 39HP FARM
St. Joe Development Co. The Gulf County Health ea lain attitude Re an Equal Opportunity/ Af- TRACTOR, & Implements,
Mature, computer literate, Department has one (1) sponsibilities include: Ad- matve Action Employer $6000. SEE AT: 1265
organized, self-motivated, opening for an OPS Ad- vertising design and page CR381 Wewahitchka, FL.
good comprehension skills vanced Registered Nurse layout. Experience in JOB NOTICE Call 639-2792
Fax resume to: 850-229- Practitioner. Hourly Salary InDesign and Photoshop a The City of Port St. Joe is
5464 or call 850-229-7799. Rate: $30.00. Drug Screen, plus, but we will train the accepting applications for 5
Fingerprinting and Emer- right person. Benefits in- the following positions:
B agency Duties Required. clude: medical, dental and
eiclI Must be a Florida licensed vision insurance, 401 K, ADMINISTRATIVE FULL COUCH, Chair & ot-
ARNP in accordance with success sharing, paid holi- ASSISTANT: toman, blue, yellow &
Chapter 464, Florida Stat- day, paid vacation and Thisis is responsible secre- cream plaid, $350. Large
utes. Closing Date: No- sick leave. The Times is a trial and administrative Computer Armoire, finish
A & A HomeCare, vember 18, 2005 drug free workplace and aide work involving con- yellow pine, $300. Call
b Inc. an equal opportunity em- siderable public contact 850-227-3762.
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opening for a clerical posi- tact Lesia Hathaway at Smith, Creative Design of independent judgment MAPLE Curio cabinet,
tion. Computer experience (850) 227-1276, ext. 149. Manager, 850-653-8868 or supporting the City Man- white washed oak curio
with programs such as Mi- e-mail resume to ager and City Auditor- cabinet & beige leather re-
crosoft Word, Publisher, This Agency is accepting ksmith@starfl.com or Fax Clerk. cdiner. $150 each 227-1932
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medical billing-Medicare, fr to Requisition Number office. Knowledge of office meth- floral pattern with bamboo
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& A is an EOP and a DFW. Apply at: tions to fill shipping co- and maintain effective 234 Reid Ave. 229-6374 -
peoplefirst,myflorida,com ordinator positions in working relationships with Tempur-pedic Beds
for assistance, contact: Port St. Joe and Pana- other employees, depart- Oreck Vacuums
CERTIFIED People First at ma City. High school di- mental officials and the
I877-562-7287 ploma or equivalent re- general public.
NURSING quired. Competencies Pay depending on quallfi- ,
ASSISTANTS The Gulf County Health needed include admin- cations. .' *
Our 120 bed skilled nurs- Department has one (1) istratlve, organizational, *ij,..,. Ready to
ing facility in Port St. Joe is opening for, a part-time Inventory management, Job Descriptions and Ap- .w FinIsh
seeking enthusiastic and Custodian. Twenty hours communication, and pllcations .are available at e.. Furniture
dedicated caregivers for 3 per week @ $8.00 per functional computer City hall. Please return ap- .
tol and 11 to 7 shifts, hour. Fingerprinting and, skills, and possible su- plications to the Municipal .i-
Emergency Duties Re- pervisory duties. Quail- Building, 305 Cecil G. II
WE OEREE the following quired. OPS Position, no fled applicants should Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. "
benefits to our full-time benefits assigned. For submit resume to the Joe, Florida, 32456
staff: more information, contact Workforce Center, Hwy
Lesia Hathaway at (850) 231, Panama City, FL or All applications must pres- 5
*Health, life, vision, dental, 227-1276, ext. 149. the Gulf/Franklin Center aent a valid Florida Driver 5
STD, LTD Insurance on Garrison Ave., Port License and Social Securi-
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*MATCHING 401K Plan only for this position, at Arizonia Chemical. SAT. Oct 22, 8am-1pm.
*Uniform Allowance Refer to Requisition Apply by 10/21/05. The City of Port St. Joe en- 113 Monica Dr. 20" flat
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include being able to work with diverse teams, work
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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
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gas fish cooker, tools, mo. incl's util's. Avail. Sept
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equipment, linens,
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CD's & DVD's & cassettes. St. Joe Beach, garage,
Something for everyone. heated pool, $1300mo.
229-2640 Rain Cancels Call 850-899-0678
until next weekI 3 BR, 2 BA, Double wide
on 1/2 acre lot in Creek
MOVING OUT SALE! SAT. View subdivision. $900mo.
Oct 22. 8am-? Lots of Call 227-5700
household items, outside
items, children items, etc. CARABELLE, 3br, iba,
212 12th St. 227-1171 new remodel, big yard,
$750 mo. 404-307-8912
501 1/2 Maryland Blvd INDIAN PASS C-30 House
rMexico Bch, various on 5 acres, 4 br, 2 ba, pri-
household items, chairs,vat fish pond and hot tub
tools, porcelain vases, pic- room, $1100 mo., $700
tools,m porcelain dep., 6 mths to 1 yr lease.
tures, many other items to Call 653-8074 or 653-7291
many to List. 10'x20' shed
to be moved. 648-4065. OR FOR SALE! 8228 Hwy
98 SJB- 2 br, 2 ba, gulf
MOVING SALE! Fri. & Sat. view, great for resident,
Oct 21 & 22. 8am-11am. business or both. First, last
336 Atlantic St. Furniture, & deposit. 850-647-9214.
Piano and so much more.
SAT., Oct 21 & Oct 22.
S8:30am-Until. 8608 Hwy 98
West (Beacon Hill). Too CAPE SAN BLAS, Long
Many Items to List. term rental 3 BR, 3 BA, Ige
covered porches. Watch
MOVING SALE. 622 sunrise over the Gulf and
Maddox St. Sat. Oct. 22nd. Sunset over the Bay. Gulf
8am-12pm. and Bay dedicated ac-
cesss. Fully Furn'd with
Braxton Culler furniture.
S. Ready for occupancy.
WI $1575 per mo w/ 6-9 mo
Ise. No pets. First, last
HOT TUB months rent and security
Bes Deal on (HYDRO dep of $787.50 req'd. Call
Best, De on Amber at 850-402-1993 or
SPA) w/warranty. Never 850-229-7799.
used, seats 5 w/lounger,
Affordable- $1995. 850- -
648-1088 or 628-6858. 79

Airport Limo Service
Call 850-899-0678 MINI STORAGE
SunQuest Pro 16S '16P d
New Lamps, $950. I pi t dortt IitS)
850-639-9000 229-6200 Office
8 814-7400 Cell Phone

& 3 Compartment sinks, STORAGE
gas fryers, 36" chargrilll
w/stand, 24" flat grill, con- DnO: 227-7200
vection ovens, Alto-sham
oven, hotdog roller grill, Night: 647-3882
sandwich press, slicer, Ho- St. Joe Beach
bart buffalo with hub,
reach in freezers & refrig-
erator, ice cream freezer,
curve glass candy case,
shelving, booths. Call
Chris or George 850-785-

*Storage Units* NOW AVAILABLE
Investment AND turnkey
business, 48 Storage Units Climate Control
plus fenced dry storage
area. Two 75x150 lots one St. Joe
block to beach; has VIEW. Rent-All, Inc.
Desoto St., St. Joe Beach entA I
$575,000. 706 First Street
Sally Childs 850-899-4175
Parker Realty 3016 Hwy 98 Phone 227-2112
Mexico Beach, FL / MINI-STORAGE \

this classification may or
may not require an in-
vestment or may be a5x10 10x10 10x20
multi-level marketing
opportunities. We do On Site Rentals 6 Days
not recommend giving
credit card or bank ac- A Week
count Informtion out
over the phone. Always ASK ABOUT FREE
research the company MONTH'S RENT!
you plan to do business
with BEFORE Investing.
Port St. Joe, C
In Wewa offus Hwy 98; 141 Co
mo.+ sec. dep. No pets. Forl Inforn
639-5721. (850)229-8014

2 BR and 4BR, Long Term Self Storage
rentals, available in Mexico
Beach, Call Hambrick Re- 3 Acre Boat/RV
atv at 648-1102 for details ,n, ,

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10" x 11.1

10' 20, cd

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

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

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,

2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great possibilities for multi-
family, 183ft. unobstructed
Bay View. City water &
sewer. currently a conven-
ience store with gas
pumps. $1,700,000. Call
Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800)

General Commercial- Den-
sity should allow Duplex.
Gulf view & Beach access.
$695,000. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty or

2 BR, 2 BA, townhome for
sale in Port St. Joe. Fully
furn'd & professional dec-
orated. $256k. Call
527-6090 or 258-6732

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

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

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

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

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

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

commerce Park,'
mmerce Drive, Port St Joe
nation Call:
* (850)229-8030

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

Controlled .:;.
\vai liable .
$85 0li Month N.'l
$ 1ii05 Month

$135 Month
1' 105 Month "


3 br, 2 ba, oversized lot,
$225K Call 258-5126 Great
Rental/ First Home/ Owner
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.
15ff deep fish pond,
greenhouse, screened
porch overlooks pond.
Carport w/air conditioned
work shop. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
on 2 acres, outside shed.
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
527-2560, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
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
$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
St. $225,000. 2br/1lba Mo-
bile home on 75x150 lot,
2nd block from dedicated
beach. Joan Lovelace
(850)527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty

yond! Gulf, Lake and Riv-
er Front lots $99K-$1.4 M.
Call Diane Peevy, Port Re-
alty 850-527-2580
$183,900 TO $650,000
Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate

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
Dalkeith, 2 lots, 0.68 acres
each. Will sell separate or
together. Call 647-8947 af-
ter 6pm.
$32,000. Cleared /2 acre
lot on paved Old Bay City
Rd. Call Joan Lovelace,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 850-527-2560 or
75x150ft, (high) with mo-
bile home, 2 br, 2 ba. 1V/2
blocks from gulf. $280K.
Partial Owner financing
available 850-647-9193
ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
stricted subdivision, sec-
ond tier, $189,000. Call
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,

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
3 BR, 2 BA, W/D hook up,
water & garb. Incl'd. 1st &
last dep req'd. 648-5033


runs great, New tires,
clean, Dependable carl
$2000. 827-2574.
DEVILLE, Runs great
Looks good, No Rust, Eve-
rything works I $2500.
FORD '84 Mustang GT
Convertible, 20th Anni-
versary, Lots of extras, au-
tomatic, V8, new transmis-
sion, paper work for all
done, included. $5,500 or
best offer. Call Eddie at


1995 GMC 20' Box Truck
Cat Diesel/Allison Auto
Trans. Full Lift Gate,
219,000 Miles. $1.2,000.00.
St. Joe Rent-All/227-2112
DODGE '88 Dakota, V6,
camper shell, radio, AC,
heater, power steering,
very good condition. Call
850-647-5472 Leave mes-

1983 CB 1100F
runs, $2000. obo.




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Albert Fleischmonn FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850O) 642.-4047

Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ESI12000204
& Finish Carpentry RG006883
229-6751 Office 227-5666 Cell
Serving area since 1975 ,sp

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

Betty Jean Godwin
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1021 McClellan Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Quality Work On Time
Michael A. Potts ER 15013105
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Certified Technicians Mold and Mildew
Remediation Free Estimates
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Specializing in Vocation Renaol Properties
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do.It-Yoursell Pest Control Products


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


MOBILE 227-5952

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Screen Rooms *Caryowts

Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures


.J ,. xs ?ree ice, LLC

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


(850) 229-STAR

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

135 WHwy98
Port St. Joe, FL

Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112


Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save

*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters


Steve Brant's

LIC. #C0050321
Port St. Joe Call


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Lic.# RG0066644

Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center

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

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

Home Repair, Painting & Renovation
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Deck Upkeep
All Batt 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532

850 229 8651 MOBILE 850 227 8024

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


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
pu1ff$ fffAu (0., I#(.
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TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Estimates 229 6435Established 1991
Mowing Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired

Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

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

ME --, $99

Houses Decks
Carports Roofs
RV/Campers Boats, Trailers, etc.

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

Make your

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Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.BA


A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
Certified General Appraiser
Broker License#BK532115
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Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finance's ; Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

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celebrating their successful
restoration by memorializing
the anniversary of the fire
with festivities.
Intending to observe the
anniversary of this tragic
fire with a more serious
commemoration, the Fire
Marshals Association of
North America (FMANA),
the oldest section of the
National Fire Protection
Association, decided that
the 40th anniversary of the
Great Chicago Fire should be
observed not with festivities,
but in a way that would keep
the public informed about the
importance of fire prevention.
On October 9, 1911, FMANA
sponsored the first National
Fire Prevention Day.
In 1920, President
Woodrow Wilson issued the
first National Fire Prevention.
Day proclamation. Each year
since 1925, the President
of the United States has
signed the proclamation
pronouncing the Sunday-
through-Saturday period in
which October 9th falls a
national observance. For 70
years, the nonprofit NFPA
has officially sponsored and
selected the theme for the
nation nal commemoration
of Fire Prevention Week,
honoring the anniversary of
the Great Chicago Fire and
using the events to increase

Everyone knows the importance of having a regular
check-up with their family physician,, but when was
the last time you had a life insurance check-up?
Five veors ago? Ten years ago? Never?
Just as individual healthcare needs change over
time, so too do your life insurance needs,
if you purchased a life Insurance policy more than
five years ago, blow the dust off of it and call for a
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16215 Panama City Beach Parkway
S, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Phone: (850) 230-0045
Toll Free: (877) 921-0045

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When President Calvin
Coolidge proclaimed the first
National Fire Prevention
Week, October 4-10,
1925, he noted that in the
previous year some 15,000
lives were lost to fire in the
United States. Calling. this
loss "startling," President
Coolidge's proclamation
stated, "This waste results
from conditions which justify
a sense of shame and horror;
for the greater part of it could
and ought to be prevented... It
is highly desirable that every
effort be made to reform the
conditions which have made
possible so vast a destruction
of the national wealth."
Today, we enjoy modern
technological and engineering
advances which help us
maintain a high level of fire
safety. Building codes and an
ever growing level of fire safety
awareness help to keep us
one step ahead of fire. But,
fire is strong and sneaky.
You can never let your guard
down. Complacency provides
a false sense of security and
in a flash you could have
fire trucks in your driveway.
Trust me, it can happen to
you it has happened to me.
Our fire department

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Constitution City and the
surrounding area of the
forgotten .coast. Please feel
free to contact us or the fire

department that serves your
particular fire district for your
fire safety and prevention

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