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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: November 3, 2005
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Mondaynight's special countycommission
meeting bore an uncanny resemblance to
the board meeting staged Aug. 23, when
commissioners pledged to move forward with
county-wide voting.
The outcome was the same. Only the
circuitous route by which the commissioners
achieved their goal differed.
Last week, Bill Williams said he had no
other option than to propose a hybrid voting
district.
At Monday night's well-attended meeting,
several county residents questioned the
merits of Williams' compromise.
Unsatisfied with the 4-1 hybrid proposal,
a number of residents demanded that the
county pursue at-large voting.


Contending that he has unsuccessfully
fought for a year to do just that, Williams
found a reluctant ally in fellow commissioner
Carmen McLemore, whose motion to return
to county-wide voting garnered 4-1 support
from the board.
The unexpected turn of events came
after McLemore offered scathing criticisms of
both hybrid and county-wide voting during
a special meeting last Thursday in the old
Wewahitchka courthouse.
The meeting became a town hall
discussion in the absence of a quorum.
Commissioners Jerry Barnes, Nathan Peters,
Jr. and Williams did not attend, citing other
engagements.
McLemore led the discussion while fellow
Wewahitchka commissioner Billy Traylor
took a seat in the back, advised to do so by


county attorney Tim McFarland.
McLemore circulated a letter by
McFarland that questioned the ultimate
success of the hybrid voting proposal. In
it, McFarland noted that the state has no
existing precedent for a 4-1 hybrid system.
Florida Statutes only provide for a seven-
commissioner hybrid system whereby five
commissioners are elected district-wide and
two, county-wide.
Ajudge, said McFarland, would ultimately
determine if the 4-1 proposal was a "legal
mechanism for government in this county
or not."
The hybrid proposal allowed Peters'
district (4) to remain a single-member district
while the remainder of the county adopted
at-large voting.
McLemore incorrectly interpreted


Raising Money and Eyebrows


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer.
It seemed, on the surface, just another
day at Port St. Joe Middle School.
Boys strolled the halls wearing slouchy
pants and basketball jerseys. Girls walked
primly in sundresses and heels.
The general attitude of celebration might
*have easily been attributed to the half day
the students were enjoying that Sept. 21.
But some things were less easily
explained.
The acute observer may have gleaned


something slightly amiss in the student
body an exaggerated swagger, a face with
makeup too generously applied.
A closer inspection revealed something
far more curious. The traditional gender roles
had been willfully reversed.
The girls had become boys, and the boys
had become girls.
Those summoning to mind any number
of Lou Reed songs were reassured by the
sight of collection cans prominently displayed
in each homeroom.
The well-respected BetaCluborchestrated


Port St. Joe Middle School students dress up for "Gender Bender Day" on Sept. 21.


the "Gender Bender Day" to raise money for
Hurricane Katrina victims.
The world of Port St. Joe Middle School
had been turned upside down for a good
cause.
As the school watched the scenes of
destruction on their morning Channel 1
newscast, Beta Club members resolved to
help.
"They lost everything, so they needed
something," said Beta Club secretary Rebecca
Furr.
Cody Blackwell hatched the gender
bender scheme as his fellow Beta Club
members devised a plan to make the
fundraiser profitable.
After soliciting gift certificates from Movie
Gallery, Hungry Howies, McDonalds and
Piggly Wiggly, the students sold raffle tickets
for $1 a piece.
Homerooms collected donations and
students raided their siblings' closets in
preparation for the big day.
.-.. Beta Club president Sara Hoffman found
her outfit in the boy's section of the dollar
store, while Furr decided to stick with being
a girl.
"I wanted to dress up, but my brother's
clothes were real big," she said.
Nearly 100 students participated in the
event. "Some people were shy, but most
people did," said Hoffman, adding with a grin,
"Some people liked it a little too much."
While a number of raffle prizes were
being awarded, a few brave souls took the
lunchroom stage for the boy-as-girl and girl-
as-boy contests.
Reis Nelson and Alexis Hurst won Movie
Gallery certificates and Piggly Wiggly ice
cream for their gender-bending beauty.
The majority of students remained in
drag until the bell rang.
"Most of the boys' feet were hurting at
the end of the day," noted Beta Club.sponsor
Judy Campbell:.
After raising a grand total of $271, Wayne
(See RAISING on Page 14A)


McFarland's statements to mean the 4-1
proposal was "totally illegal."
Echoed by several of those in attendance,
McLemore challenged the fairness of a
proposal that he believed elevated Peters
above his four fellow commissioners.
"All I'm asking is to be fair, and that is
not fair," he said.
After criticizing the hybrid proposal,
McLemore argued that county-wide 'voting
as a whole would take away Wewahitchka's
representation.
"There's 4,000 votes on that end of the
county and there's 2,000 on this end of the
county," McLemore said. "Now yall do the
math."
Wewahitchka mayor Ray Dickens
expanded upon the commissioner's
statements, imagining a future when Port St.
Joe politicians seize all power in the county.
"[Port St. Joe residents] are going to
move people and don't think they're not.
They're going to move people to this district
and they're going to put them in office," said
Dickens. "Six years after it happens, you
won't know who your commissioner is."
McLemore ultimately expressed a
desire for a binding referendum that would
reintroduce the county-wide voting question.
(See COUNTY on Page 15A)

City Approves Zoning

Changes for Town Center
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The St. Joe Company has provided the
outline, Port St. Joe city commissioners
offered up some framing on Tuesday night.
During their regular bi-monthly meet-
ing commissioners gave final approval to the
Planned Unit Development (PUD) plan for a
Town Center concept proposed for downtown
Port St. Joe and associated development on
the mill site.
The PUD sets down the broad strokes
for the development as well as any neces-
sary zoning changes as well as guidelines for
handling plat approvals and any changes in
development requiring amendments to the
document.
The development proposal now on the
board is essentially the same as that unveiled
during port visioning meetings last year.
Ongoing negotiations with the Port
Authority to establish a port facility north of
the mill site necessitated removing 3.9 acres
- representing the existing bulkhead where
the old mill warehouse was demolished -
from the PUD ordinance for the time being.
"We are very close," St. Joe Timberlands
president Clay Smallwood said of an agree-
ment with the Port Authority. "We have had
good negotiations. We think it will happen
very soon."
Development in downtown and on the


(See CITY on Page 14A)


A New Home of Their Own

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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Eight-year-old Rebecca King said she's going to paint her
bedroom blue.
She painted it blue once before, but her family had to
move out before she got to finish and paint angels on the


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After being shuffled from one rental home to another
before the trailer in which they were living finally sold to
developers, Rebecca, her younger brother Trey, her baby
sister Allison and her parents, David and Rebecca King are
being forced to split two rooms in her grandparents' house in
St. Joe Beach.
Their story tugged at the heartstrings
of the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Gulf
County Board, but more importantly, the
family's circumstances qualified them for
Becky, a stay-at-home mom, first heard
about Habitat for Humanity through a
friend in Franklin County
who had also been selected
to be a partner family.
Since she had been
living in Mexico Beach,
she contacted HFH of Bay
SCounty, but was instead
directed to Tracy Melvin,
president of the new Gulf
County affiliate. c'
Though a common.
misconception, Habitat for
Humanity does not simply w
give homes to low-income u
families. To qualify,
families must be able to
repay a no-interest home
loan and demonstrate a
critical need for housing.
They must also be willing
to commit a significant
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construction of their new home.
Melvin said the Kings' willingness to partner with Habitat
had been clear from square one.
By the time the family selection committee began
conducting application workshops, David and Becky had
already completed the necessary paperwork.
Over the course of two meetings, delayed to mid-July
by Hurricane Dennis, 21 families expressed an interest in
becoming involved in Habitat.
After becoming aware of the commitment and pledge of
"sweat equity" hours, only eight families applied for a Habitat
home.


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A Bash Before Boot Camp


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Jonathon Gilbert's fam-
ily was engaged in a covert
operation.
Seven-year-old Colin
pocketed his brother's cell
phone and passed it to big
sister Kristanna, who draft-
ed a phone list from the
digital Rolodex.
Stealing away to the
telephone, the family began
calling Gilbert's friends.
In hushed tones, they
spoke the instructions,
directing Gilbert's compa-
dres to a surprise party at
Beach Baptist Church.
The party would be a
send-off, staged with games
and live music, for the 18-
year-old Gilbert, who was
departing the next day for
boot camp in Great Lakes,
Illinois.
All was going according
to plan when young Colin
broke his two-week silence.
Though his big broth-
er would soon be a Navy
man, Colin was unfamiliar
with one treasured nugget of
maritime wisdom: Loose lips


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sink ships.
Colin could be forgiven
for the intelligence breach.
Concerned that his big
brother might have plans
the night of the party, Colin
told Gilbert to clear his cal-
endar.
On Saturday, Gilbert cel-
ebrated his not-so-surprise
party with a host of friends,
family members, and Beach
Baptist parishioners.
Gilbert's father, Chad
Bielser, strapped on his gui-
tar for a set with his band,
Forgiven 5, and the party
goers played games and
sampled the buffet.
On Sunday, Gilbert
boarded a plane for Illiniois.
Rebecca Bielser said her son
was "excited and ready to
go."
Biesler was excited and
nervous.
"It's probably the best
thing he can ever do," Bielser
confessed. "I know he will
excel. He's a very intelligent
kid."
After joining the Port St.
Joe High School ROTC pro-
gram his sophomore year,


Gilbert took the ASVAB test.
He received a perfect score.
Recruiters swarmed
Gilbert immediately, calling
his home and asking him to
consider a military career.
"None of the Armed
Forces would leave him
alone," said Bielser, who
began fielding the calls. She
told the recruiters to leave
Gilbert alone until his senior
year.
As a senior, Gilbert rose
to the ranks of ROTC exec-
utive officer. He attended
a leadership academy and
turned his thoughts toward
the future.
After briefly considering
the Air Force, Gilbert decid-
ed to join the Navy.
When he met with a Navy
recruiter, Gilbert skipped the
pleasantries and cut right to
the chase.
"What's the highest
paying field you have?" he
asked.
Gilbert's high ASVAB
scores made him eligi-
ble for one of the Navy's
most prestigious fields.
During his senior year, a
recruiter escorted him to
a Montgomery Navy base,
where he took the nuclear
engineering entrance test.
The two-hour test fea-
tured 70 questions. Gilbert
finished in 34 minutes and
missed one.


On graduation night,
Gilbert received $256,000
in educational benefits as a
member of the Naval Nuclear
Engineering Program,
including a $10,000 signing
bonus.
After boot camp, Gilbert
will attend the Citadel in
Charleston, South Carolina.
His is a six-year commit-
ment, including two years
at the Citadel and four in
the Navy.
He will receive an addi-
tional $35,460 if he opts to
further his education under
the Montgomery G.I. Bill.
Recruiters have told
Gilbert he can expect to
earn $180,000 a year at a
nuclear plant, or can retire
from the Navy at age 38 with
full benefits and a 401(K)
plan.
Bielser said her son
wants to buy a Corvette with
his signing bonus and is
excited to be entering such
a well-paying field.
"He's got big plans for
all the money he's going
to make," said Bielser, who
believes her son made a wise
choice.
"If he's going to do it, he
did it right," she added.
With three years in
ROTC and a stint at leader-
ship camp, Gilbert will enjoy
an abbreviated, six-and-a-
half week boot camp.


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Port St. Joe resident Jonathan Gilbert departed for boot camp,
in Great Lakes, Illinois on Sunday. He plans to enter the Naval
Nuclear Engineering Program.


Bielser has never been
away from her son that long.
She hopes Gilbert will be
able to rejoin his tight-knit
family before leaving for


South Carolina.
"Hopefully, we'll all get:
to spend Christmas togeth-"
er," she said.


Veteran's Day To Be Observed Nov.


11 At Port St. Joe
All Veterans and mem- Sergeant United States Army
bers of the community are Reserve, Robert B. Ramsey a
cordially invited to attend 1987 graduate of Port St.
a ceremony recognizing the Joe High School.
Veterans and their contri- Mr. Ramsey entered
butions to our country on the United States Army
Friday, November 11lth at Basic Infantry Training at
9:00 A.M. EST in the R. Ft. Benning, GA in 1989.
Marion Craig Coliseum of He has received additional
Port St. Joe High School. military training through
On the day of the ceremony, Airborne School, Combat
please use the main entrance Field Medical Courses,
to the school, sign in at the Fort Sam Houston, TX and
guest registration table and Transportation Management-
a NJROTC Cadet will escort Controller Ft. McClelland,
you to the reserved seating AL.
area. His overseas training
Guest speaker for this includes 3/124th Infantry
year's program will be Staff the Panama Canal in
S1999. This was the last
active duty rotation prior to


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nment. the 576th Transportation
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:p sea Carlsten and the late Paul
urope's Ramsey, is married to the
ntwerp, former Miss Kelly Burkett.
erdam, They have two daughters,.
ts were McKenzie and Madeline.
all US Immediately following
out of the. ceremony, all Veterans
aq.' and their guests are invit-
war- ed to the Student Activities
include Room for refreshments.
during Please join the students,'
rmany, faculties, and staffs for Port.
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Office Trains New Staff


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
With a firm voice and
simple hand gesture, their
ferocious, intimidating
demeanor instantly softens.
They came from far away
locales like Holland and the
Czech Republic.
These are the newest
members of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department and
they have four legs.
In their fourth of a 10-
week training course, Zeus,
Sybal, Hack, Taser and Max
are learning the various
skills it takes to be members
of the canine unit. t
Their positions on the
force were made possible
when Major Joe Nugent
sought the Edward Byrne
Memorial 'Law Enforcement
Block Grant on behalf of the
Sheriffs Department.
A federal grant
administered by the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, Nugent said
the monies are designated
towards efforts to remove
and keep drugs off the street.
Canine units and highway
interdiction are two of the
primary methods of drug
enforcement, according to
Nugent.
This year, the
department utilized the
$68,000 non-matching
grant to purchase the dogs,
training equipment, vehicle
radars and pay deputies for
overtime hours.
When he first opened the
training program to deputies
on the force, Nugent was
discriminating about who
was allowed to participate.
"It has to be away of life,"
he told them, a commitment
like welcoming a new person
into the family.
Some prospective
handlers asked Nugent if
they could keep the dogs in
the back yard, but Nugent
explained that one of the few
requirements would be to
keep the dogs in the house.
James Newsome said his-
dog Zeus had been nothing
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life at all," Newsome said,
adding that when at home,
his wife actually dotes over
the dog more than he does.
Greg Cole, a dog- and
dog-handler trainer since
1976, said the Gulf County
program specifically seeks
mild-tempered, family-
oriented dogs. During the
training, Cole constantly
emphasizes positive
reinforcement training
instead of utilizing shock
collars or harsh verbal
commands.
"Other programs board
dogs, take them out to
work eight hours a day and
then put them back in the
kennel," Cole said. "We don't
do that."
These techniques are
what ,make the dogs assets
while at work, but cuddly
pets when at home.
When Sybal, a young
German shepherd first met
Justin Parrish's two young
children, he immediately
took to his three-year-old,
jumping .in the child's lap
without question.
Cole, Ricky Tolbert and
Jake Richards spent two
days at a kennel in North
Carolina scouting the newest
members for the force. They
examined the temperament,
health and retrieve drive of
more than 50 dogs.
"I really think we've
got some good dogs here,"
Tolbert said.
At an average $4,500
for each dog, many would
agree.
"We know it's expensive,
but we wouldn't be here
doing this without the
people who believe in us,"
Tolbert said, noting that the
Sheriff, Dalton Upchurch,
Nugent, several county
commissioners and local
businesses had supported
their effort.
The cost, however, pales
against the benefit of having
these crime .fighters on the
force.
During area' and article'
search training, one of


keys or a credit card in open
grassy areas.
Tolbert said one of
the previous dogs in the
canine unit tracked a man
who, after breaking into
a woman's home with the
intent to rape her, fled the
scene before authorities
could apprehend him. The
dog caught the scent of the,
perpetrator's knife he had
accidentally dropped in the
grass around the woman's
home. It was a dog that
eventually tracked the man
deep into the woods.
This human tracking
capability is beneficial
not only for apprehending
criminals, but for tracking
lost or missing people, too.
Tolbert had worked
with the canine unit in past
years, but gave it up after
he lost a dog. It wasn't until
after he traveled to south
Florida with Nugent and his
bloodhound, Amber, to offer
assistance in finding missing
child Jessica Lunsford late
last year that he decided to
transfer out of investigations
back into the canine unit.
Many of the training
areas focus on the dogs'
natural instinct to hunt, Cole
explained. Whether hunting
for drugs or criminals,
canines provide a skill that
only they can.
"They are the first ones in
and the last ones out," Cole
said of the dogs' presence at
a crime scene.
Not. even half way
through the training, there
is a bond between both the
handlers and the canines of
the unit.
For all the hours running
in the 90-degree, for all the
scratches and bites, for all
the extra .cleanup a family
must do with a new member
in their household, the dogs
handlers have an added
bonus of unconditional
protection.
"Handling dogs is
rewarding, but there is also
a"!sense'of security," Tolbert'
said.


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Cole introduced Hack to his nephew, Trey Davis, when the dogs took a break from their train-
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Ricky Tolbert snaps a leash on Hack, one of the Sheriff Department's new German shepherds,
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A dog, can completely
change the dynamic of a
scene in which firearms may
be involved, Cole explained.
"Ninety-eight percent of
it is intimidation factor," he
added, saying that the dogs
can provide a psychological
advantage whether on
a routine traffic stop or a
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The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, November 3, 2005


Restrained Applause, Episode Two


Call rewrite.
The last 10 days have been alternately
heartening and mortifying for observers of
county' government as commissioners once
more tussled with a voter mandate on county-
wide young.
In the end. Monday night, we arrived back
where every thine was in August. as tax dollars
and goodwill were tossed under the bus no real
forward momentum was gained.
Like many of the bewildered who left a spe-
cial County Commission meeting on Monday
night, however, we'll take it for now.
Commissioners, after a week which often
defied description, appeared emphasis on
appeared to be back on track toward try-
ing to overturn a 20-year-old federal court
decree and return the county to at-large vot-
ing, though given our applause, once more, is
restrained.
And while we'll count this as a small victo-
ry provided that the county actually reaches
a courtroom in the coming months- there were
also plenty of losses to debit.
Let's review:
Lesson No. 1: Loose lips can sink collegi-
ality.
Since Tuesday week when a majority
of commissioners chose to attempt to over-
turn the federal decree with a hybrid struc-
ture including four county-wide districts and
one single-member district Nathan Peters'
District IV the rhetoric was best-suited for a
cauldron.
"War" is what is occurring in Iraq, where
men and women are dying every day. The air
quality is the only casualty here.
To toss around words like "lynching" and
"corruption" is needless and unworthy of the
office.
To understand class in the midst of a pub-
lic steamrolling, commissioners need only con-
tact former emergency manager Larry Wells.
There were times the past week in which
it seemed commissioners could not negotiate
their exit from a phone booth together, and
in a representative government leadership is
linked to the ability to work together for the
good of the whole.
Lesson No. 2: Sometimes 80 percent of the
Enchilada is Unfulfilling.
The hybrid offering from Commissioner
Bill Williams was a non-starter from the get-
go, though many hailed it as at least a step in
the direction of county-wide voting.
The reason is simple 67 percent. For that
voter mandate for an end to single-member
districts to have any foundation it must be
linked to the question appearing on the bal-
lot. Any structure which twisted like Gumby
that question demolishes the credibility of the
vote.
Now, we shared Mr. Williams' frustration
in.moving the ball ahead, ir .the .recalcitrance
of- his .fellow commissioners -. save ".Jerry
Barnes in taking a cue from so clear a voter
mandate. -.
But the 4/1 hybrid was, rightly, doomed
from the outset for no other reason than that
was not the voters had in mind at all. It would
be fair to assert, as a couple of commissioners
did, that such a proposal might be doomed if
put before voters; it certainly doesn't garner 67
percent of the vote.
While we would not have couched it in
the incendiary terms used by some commis-
sioners, this space was, until Monday night,
to be devoted to critiquing a concept even Mr.
Williams found unpalatable during last year's
campaign.
Again, we empathize with what was on
the table constraining Mr. Williams recipe for
. moving ahead on county-wide voting it just
wasn't a satisfying morsel.
There is also some blame for Mr. Peters,
who usually declined public comment on his
refusal to consider dropping the lawsuit from


S Go The Distance

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Guarding Our Fellow


Man... And A River


Imagine going more than
two months without electric-
ity and the basics to civilized
existence it provides.
Meditate on avoiding the
25-feet of water sweeping
through your neighborhood
by tying your john boat to a
tree and jumping in.
Mull over the cameras of
the nation descending on, for
comparison, Panama City,
while destruction and mis-
ery in your small little town
of 1,600, or, for instance,
Wewahitchka, goes unno-
ticed.
That would be a fair
assessment of the straits the
folks in Pearlington, Miss.,
find themselves in.
.Located at the mouth
of the Pearl River just east
of Slidell, La., the burg was
completely devastated by
Hurricane Katrina on Aug.


which the federal decree stemmed, but had
little problem amending that decree pro ided
he wasn't impacted There's a saving about
having sour cake and eating it too.
Further. Mr. Peters' newly-realigned dis-
trict now includes a significant swath of
county which o'erwhelrningly supports coun-
ty-wide \otirg and though his district contains
the lone precinct to vote for retaining single-
member districts, there were sufficient votes
to indicate that support for single-member
districts could be eroding.
Lesson 3: Sometimes Seeing is Belieming.
There was little denying that a remarkable
aspect to Monda\'s special meeting during
which commissioners took a trip in the way-
back machine was the dignified protests from
some folks from the north end of the county
who urged commissioners to put the county
and not themselves first.
These folks didn't want the hybrid, but
they supported county-wide voting, a fact
reflected in last November's vote which showed
nearly equal support for the concept north and
south.
They hadn't enjoyed what they'd witnessed
the previous seven days and were determined
to ensure that no commissioners includ-
ing those from their neighborhood blocked
erected obstacles.
Their voices provided needed traction to
the debate and encouragement to those who
believe the more citizen participation in gov-
ernment, the better.
Lesson No. 4: North/South Equals an
Entire County
The most unfortunate aspect of last week's
drama was the reopening of north/south
wounds in a manner aimed at clouding the
water.
It should be a given by this point that
such divisiveness serves neither end. Folks
across the county are beginning to recognize
- or have already that the wind in the sails of
county-wide voting is the spendthrift habits of
commissioners and associated tax bills which
seem to be on steroids.
This might be most concentrated in the
south end right now, but folks further up Hwy.
71 are beginning to feel the pinch, and will
continue to be squeezed.
To reverse course on county-wide vot-
ing because feelings were bruised by public
uproar over the county budget is indicative of
governance which too often becomes personal
at the cost of the professional.
The county, north as well as south, is ill-
served.
Lesson No. 5: Consider the Prism of
Perception.
Take a moment for the reality that about
the only exposure county commissioners the
county for that matter have received from the
Panama City television, stations recently has.
Scoiie in the past week to, 0 days., .
And then ask yourself a simple question
- did that exposure erase or bolster concerns
about commissioners who often times seem
incapable of gazing past the nose on their
face.
And ponder for a moment how such
moments in screen history play to CEOs or
business leaders looking to relocate to Gulf
County? How must it look to Sacred Heart,
which intends to build the new hospital?
As was expressed during a visioning meet-
ing this .week, one of county's central weak-
nesses and threats to economic development
is a volatile political climate and fluid public
policy.
Little that occurred in the past 10 days
could be construed as a calming influence.
We can only hope that the lessons will
not be repeated in the weeks ahead. History,
though, indicates that despite some movement
on county-wide voting, commissioners likely
learned very little.


Blankets, boys' coats,
adult coats XL, 2X and
3XX, men's jeans 38-40-
42, orange outdoor exten-
sion cords, wheelbarrows
with rubber tires, canned
goods turnip greens, mus-
tard greens, corn (all their
gardens were destroyed),
beef stew and Sweet Sue
Chicken and Dumplings.
Items can be dropped off
at the Methodist Church
located at 111 22nd Street
in Mexico Beach. If you
choose to make a monetary
donation, please make your
check out to the First United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach, Pearlington Relief
Fund and mail it to P.O.
Box 13652, Mexico Beach,
Florida, 32410. Contact
the church at 648-8820 on
Wednesday and Fridays
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT.
Another delivery trip
to Pearlington is scheduled
soon. Please help our adopt-
ed family of Pearlington,
Mississippi.
ANOTHER THREAT TO
THE APALACHICOLA?
Those who cherish the
Apalachicola River and it
really only takes on glance to
be hooked should be aware
of the latest action being at
least considered by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers.
According to the district


Every home, of those
that remain, has been con-
demned. There is no electric-
ity and many of the folks live
in tents where their homes
once stood. The caineras of
CNN, Fox News or the other
networks have not been to
Pearlington.
A hearty band from
Mexico Beach has. They've
seen it all first-hand.
As Pearlington awaits
FEMA help, Nancy Calendine
of Port St. Joe said, they rely
on faith-based organizations,
with the aid of the Salvation
Army and Red Cross. They
need our aid.
Under the direction of
the First United Church of
Mexico Beach, the commu-
nity is seeking donations.
There is a critical need
for the following:


by Kesley Colbert



Flying High!


I fly about as often as
the Republicans elect a Sen-
ate Majority Leader that the
Democrats can tolerate. It
takes an awful tragedy, an
act of God, one big miracle or
a stern look from Cathy to get
me in an airplane..
This time it was a mira-
cle of life.
My grandson, Luke Kes-
ley, arrived this week. I've
heard a lot about grand-
children over the years;
how sweet, lovely, adorable,
"grand"..... I had never actu-
ally seen one of my own. But
just the prospect of it had me
running for the airport.
Cathy, naturally, was
in Nashville when Luke was
born. She abandoned every-
thing down here and was
"next to her son and daugh-
ter-in-law" for days leading
up to the delivery. I asked
her loud, long and often be-
fore she "took off" just who
exactly was going to wash the
clothes and clean the house
and fix my meals while she
idled away the hours on this
"baby watch"..... I reckon she
didn't hear mel
I stood at the counter
with no ticket. "Sir," I stam-
mered.... I had been watching
this ticket taker-upper as the
line moved me toward him.
He was not a happy camper
at this pre-dawn hour. And
the divergent array of folks
fussing about arrivals, de-
partures and lost luggage
w was~not soothing him"one6'
,,iotal "Sir, uh, I don't have a-
ticket. My good friend Tony
Maige clicked me a seat on
this plane off the internet."
He stared at me for a split
second, turned down to his
machine and with no emo-
tion and maybe just a' hint
of boredom and despondency
recited, "Last name? Have
you accepted any packages?
Have you left your luggage
unattended? Are you carry-
ing any contraband?
"No sir, I'm just going to
see my new grandson."
He stopped in mid
stream, looked up from
his monitor and dropped a
handful of e-tickets, take-off
schedules and gate listings
on the counter. His stern and


office in Mobile, the Corps
has received requests for
water management support
- raising water levels for
two purposes.
One is to manage lake
levels to support a major
bass tournament on West
Point Lake, the other, more
ominous request, to support
barge movement to and from
the Farley Nuclear Plant in
South Georgia.
Melissa Samet from
California-based. American
Rivers wrote in an e-mail
that a Corps economic
analysis submitted with its
application to the State of
Florida for a dredge per-
mit which was recently
rejected by the Department
of Environmental Protection
- indicated the material to be
barged from the plant was
radioactive.
The shipment was origi-
nally scheduled for early
next year, but the Corps
indicated it could go when
river water levels were natu-
rally high.
That is not in November,
saidApalachicolaRiverkeeper
Dan Tonsmeire, citing the
long documented history of
monthly water levels of the
river.
November is a time when
the river is low and in the
intricate way nature works


"all business" coLiritenance
melted away. His, world came
to a standstill. And a big
smile spread across his face.
"Your first?"
"Yes sir".
"I have two, a boy and a
girl. They are the joy of my
life You are a lucky fellow!"
.He pulled out his wallet and
showed me a picture of Eric
and Jessica. "Eric is into ev-
erything and Jess is eleven
but she thinks she's nine-
teen."
They were beautiful chil-
dren and as I studied on the
bigness of Eric's eyes I re-
membered the pushy, impa-
tient line behind me. "Sir, if I
could get my ticket."
"I remember like yester-
day when Jessica was born.
I was so excited. They are a
joy to behold. Yes sir, you are
one lucky fellow! Would you
like to change to a window
seat? I might could get you
up closer to the front. Let me
check the airport in Atlanta
to see if your plane to Nash-
ville is on time."
Amazing!
I turned to the now "not
so impatient" line behind me
and they were all smiling. A
few applauded as I walked
past. One elderly lady to-
wards the back had her purse
out and was waving pictures
of her grandchildren at me.
I finally made it down to
the line where you take your
shoes off and go through the
metal detector. Right behind
me was a young couple with
a baby in a stroller. I leaned
down to get a closer look and
realized this wasn't no ordi-
nary stroller. It was a Graco
Metro Lite. It had duel front
, wheels, a.. detachable food,
tray, retractable hood, stor-
age racks and wraparound
bucket seats. These young
folks were on their way to
visit his parents in Cincin-
nati. And Aden was strapped
in with a seat belt harness
which included a Hans de-
vice. I made a mental note--
-this stroller looked substan-
tial enough for my grandson!
Funny, I wouldn't have
even noticed that carriage
three months ago.
The tall gentleman that
watched as you came thru
the metal detector overheard
a part of the conversation
and he whipped out a cou-
ple of pictures of his grand-
daughter. "Of course, this
is not a real good picture of


acorns are falling from trees.
One navigation window an
artificial rising of river levels
- would sweep that criti-
cal food source for squir-
rels, deer, ducks and a host
of other animals down the
river.
Tonsmiere also argues
that the bass tournament
falls during Florida's hunting
season when, he contends,
more people are camping
and hunting and, in general,
recreating around the river
than will participate in the
bass tournament.
Tonsmiere contends
that barge traffic altogeth-
er does not belong on the
Apalachicola.
Samet questions wheth-
er the Corps even has stand-
ing to create a navigation
window given the denial of
the dredge permit and that
any attempt for an end run
around that denial should
be opposed.
The shipping of nuclear
materials on the river should
raise considerable alarm
bells for the state.
As well as those folks in
several area counties whose
lives are inextricably linked
to the River.
IMPACTFUL DECISIONS
Terry Thompson can't
seem to catch a break with
the Mexico Beach City


Shannon. It was taken two
years ago. Here is a more
recent shot. She is a sweet-
heart. Don't worry about that
light and the buzzer---you go
right on through....."
On the short flight up
to Atlanta I sat beside a re-
tired postmaster who was on
his way to visit his daugh-
ter. His grandson was a
Marine sergeant serving in
Iraq. I wish you could have
seen the pride and the tears
as he talked about Todd's
high school football days....
and his commitment to this
country. From the looks of
his pictures I guessed him to
be a tight end.
The stewardess asked if
it was my first grandchild.....
and she was back in about
two minutes with another
Diet Coke and a box of those
small packages of peanuts.
The couple that sat be-
hind me on the flight insisted
on buying my lunch at the
Atlanta airport. And I got to
see pictures of Jeffrey, Lane
and Johanna. These grand-
children lived in Mesa, Arizo-
na, and, as the grandmother
pointed out numerous times
over the chicken salad, that's
just entirely too far away!
My flight hadn't even left
the tarmac in Atlanta before I
was explaining to the stately
lady beside me my reasons for
wanting to get to Nashville.
She and her daughter-in-law
were going to the Opryland
Hotel for a medical conven-
tion and some shopping. She
fished into her purse and
brought out a well worn pic-
ture album book. It musta
had thirty pictures in it!
I saw granddaughter
Melissa at the beach. Un-
der a Christmas tree. In the
swimming pool. Dressed for
Halloween. Wearing a for-
mal dress. Under the kitchen
table. Riding her pony. At a
birthday party..... This al-
bum was a treasure that was
"put up" and "kept" with love.
It was viewed and shared and
used. I made another mental
note.
It also made for a pleas-
ant and .a short ride to Nash-
ville.
Cathy and Josh met me
at the airport. I hugged her,
congratulated him and said
"Did ya'll bring some pic-
tures? I have got to get some
pictures....."
Blessed,
K.K.


Council.
Last month the council
declined by a 2-2 vote with
one councilmember absent
- to approve a waiver of
impact fees on the new home
he is a building to replace
a mobile home which had
become unsuitable for liv-
ing.
By ordinance Thompson
can't replace the old mobile
home with a new mobile
home. He is constructing
a single-family home with
no increase of city services
associated with the abode.
In reading, his circum-
stances would seem to indi-
cate Thompson qualifies for
one of several exemptions
to impact fees as cited in
city policy. For example, the
exemption which was recently
awarded Marquardt's Marina
for its new ship store, which
replaced the old store.
The tie vote meant
Thompson's request was
denied and the curious vote
was cast by Bob Ginsburg
who approved Marquardt's
request but denied
Thompson's.
Thompson will try again
next week. He should receive
a clear public explanation on
the differences between the
two requests. He's not ask-
ing for a favor, just fairness.


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Peters Pays Homage to Mother of Civil Rights Movement


Nathan Peters, Jr. and son Joseph Peters pose for a photo
with Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks (at left) during a ceremony
at Florida A&M University in the late 1990s. Peters travelled to
Montgomery, Ala. on Sunday to attend Parks' memorial service at
St. Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church.


To Threaten or To Serve

The Gulf County Board
of Commissioners is wasting
time and taxpayer money...
and now, more than ever,
at an alarmingly escalated
pace. Votes, reversals and
re-reversals...is this a
responsible way to, run our
government?
There is a story of a
monkey who loved peanuts.
Upon finding a jar full of
his favorite treat, he thrust
in his arm and grabbed a
handful. He was unable to
retract his fist, now bulging
with nuts. There he was...
stuck. Had this monkey
relinquished just a few of the
nuts, he could have freed his
hand and enjoyed a lesser
but 'renewable number. As it
was, he had no nuts, and he
was furthermore stuck in an
awkward and dysfunctional
position.
The board of county
cofiiimssi9f6ie-s-'has [I"" -e T
collective hand in a jar and
cannot get it out. Even if one
or two (or four) let go, others)


are still grasping and no one
can truly escape. And neither
commissioners nor their
constituents are free to reap
the benefits that would be
otherwise available with just
a modicum of cooperation.
The mandate of the voters
seems to not be a material
fact in the decision-making of
our commission. Otherwise,
the vote and process would
never have veered from one
thing: county-wide election
and pursuit of a legal finding
on the current efficacy of
the Peter's lawsuit (i.e. is
it still required to ensure
representation of a portion
of the community of District
4?). This should not be an
emotional issue; it reflects
the will of the people to enact
change that must necessarily
stand up to judicial review.
Commissioner Williams
provided a fall-back position
to~ 'the :,commission: 4/1'.,
voting. Not his first choice,
but by his logic, it cameifari,:
closer to the mandate of the
voters than the position of
total evasion. Closer, yes, but
I.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It was an encounter
Nathan Peters, Jr. will never
forget.
In the late 1990s, Peters
attended a ceremony at
Florida A&M University.
He was there to receive an
award on behalf of his par-
ents, whose five children all
graduated from the univer-
sity.
Also being honored that
night was Rosa Parks, whose
courageous refusal to give up
her seat on a Montgomery,
Ala. city bus in 1955 sparked
the Civil Rights Movement.
Peters could not pass up
the opportunity to meet a liv-
ing legend.
Approaching her with
his young son Joseph by his
side, Peters asked Parks how


still no cigar. Furthermore,
one of the self-proclaimed-
of-the-north commissioners
"believes" the voters would not
continue to support at-large
voting. A county governed by
"psychic" inspiration? Shall
I bring Tarot cards to the
next commission meeting?
Maybe someone has an old
Ouija board somewhere in
their attic.
Unless our
commissioners focus
outside of their carefully
protected power bases, this
underlying dynamic will
remain unresolved and will
be revisited time and time
again (taxes, taxes, and more
taxes). We will continue to
be unwilling participants in
gratuitous actions not of our
choosing.
Who will bear the cost
of actions outside of the
will of the people? We, the
overburdened and abused tax
payers (we now change focus
from the peanut jar ,o the
cookie jar) by de adult fund the"
erratic notions of individual
commissioners. The recent


she felt about being honored
by FAMU for her role in the
Civil Rights Movement.
Parks replied with char-
acteristic modesty, saying
the award was an honor, but
not "in a sense necessary."
Though Peters was six
years old at the time of the
381-day Montgomery bus
boycott that followed Parks'
arrest, he read about the era
in high school. He admired
Parks' non-violent approach
and her courage.
Meeting Parks face-to-
face was a surreal experi-
ence.
"It's about like history
in the making when you see
someone of that magnitude,"
remembered Peters. "It gives
you that feeling that you
don't get with anyone else."
On Sunday, Peters trav-
eled to Montgomery to pay


history of the commission
diminishes the voters'respect
for our elected officials,
demonstrates outrageous
dictatorial tendencies
by some commissioners,
and hamstrings the entire
commission. ,
Political grandstanding is
the fuel running this train.
It is time to stop the
threats ("If you want war,
we will bring it to you" ) and
stop the bickering. We will all
be better served to hear the
following: "If you want facts,
we will bring them to you. If
you want strategic planning,
we will bring it to you. If
you want progress that will
enhance the future while
embracing and protecting our
rich heritage and community-
based way of life, we will
bring it to you. If you want
a responsible budget, we will
bring to you." At present, I
only hear these statements
from ONE commissioner.
There are plenty of
peanuts in our collective jar.
Please...all of you...take the
higher road. As a potential
county-wide voter, I am
yearning to want to vote
each one of you into another
term. Your 4-to-1 consensus
last- night was a ,start.. So ,
why am I wondering if it will
all'' mysteriously 'disappear *
before the next meeting?
Gail Alsobrook
St. Joe Beach


his final respects to the
mother of the Civil Rights
Movement.
Parks passed away on
Oct. 24 at age 92. A service
of remembrance and thanks-
giving was staged at St. Paul's
African Methodist Episcopal
Church in Montgomery.
Peters arrived in town at
4 a.m. He joined hundreds of
mourners inside St. Paul's as
several hundred more stood
outside.
A panel of dignitar-
ies, including Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice, Rev.
Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse


Jackson, actress Cicely
Tyson and Montgomery
mayor Bobby Bright reflected
on Parks' rich legacy.
Parks'work for civil rights
began when she married
Raymond Parks in 1932.
In 1943, she became one
of the first women to join
the Montgomery branch of
the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP.)
Parks and her husband
volunteered for voter regis-
tration campaigns and raised

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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Receives Rural Economic Development Grant


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It is a grant that will keep
on giving, helping to stimulate
job growth and increase area
residents' quality of life.
Last Wednesday, USDA-
Rural Development State
Director Charles W. Clemons,
Sr. presented Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative Assistant
Manager Michael White a
$120,000 grant intended to
enhance the ,accessibility of
health care in Gulf County.
The funds, secured with
the help of Congressman
Allen Boyd, will assist the
Wewahitchka-based A&A
HomeCare, Inc. The money
will allow owners Amy Miller
and April McLemore to
modify their building, create
a medicalrecords room and
,hire 14 new employees over a


period of five years.
Arguing that a community
can base its quality of life on
its accessibility to health care,
Clemons said USDA-Rural
Development was "happy to
be part of the solution."
He called Wednesday "a
great day in Wewahitchka,
Florida."
GCEC will provide a zero-
interest loan for the full grant
amount to A&A HomeCare.
It will be a reimbursement
program, whereby Miller and
McLemore must first spend
the money before being paid
back with grant funds .
As Miller and McLemore
pay the loan back over a
-10-year period. GCEC will
establish a revolving loan
fund, adding 'a company
contribution of $24,000 to the
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With the passing of a cou-
ple of checks, Christmas for
the Young and Old in Gulf
County kicked into gear this
week.
The annual program
which aims to provide some
holiday spirit to low-income
and needy families, received
monetary boosts this week
from Ramseys Printing and
Office Supplies and The St.
Joe Company.
The program's committee,
which this year includes Jerry
Stokoe, Sandy Lieberman,
Billy Dixson and Randy
Brockman, helped more than
1,200 people last year, raising
$25,000 in cash and in-kind
donations along the way.
The goal for this year is
an ambitious $30,000, Stokoe
said, with an early boost from
Willie Ramsey and John
Hendry, representing The St.
Joe Co.
The Salvation Armyv has
also provided tremendous


support to area needy families
in the past and special thanks
is sent to the City of Port St.
Joe for use of the STAC House
as a drop-off and receiving
spot for donations as well as
the countless volunteers and
supporters of the Christmas
program.
Port St. Joe residents
and families, can apply for
Christmas assistance from
9, a.m. until 6 p.m. ET on
Monday, Nov. 14 at the STAC
House. The STAC House is on
10th Street.
Wewahitchka residents
and families can .:,ppit from
9 a.m. until 6 p.m. CT on
Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 'the
Senior Citizens Center in
Wewahitchka.
Applicants must provide
the following:
A photo identification;
Social Security cards for each
member of the household; a
recent rent receipt (if some-
one else owns the home or


pays the rent, that individual
should accompany the appli-
cant); a utility bill and a cable
bill; proof of address (neces-
sary only if you do not pay
rent, utilities or cable); and a
recent paycheck stub.
In order to ensure ade-
quate supplies for each family,
the committee is asking that
those who will be applying for
assistance from another agen-
cy not apply for Christmas for
the Young and Old.
Stokoe is coordinating the
program. He can be reached
at 229-8440 or 899-1036.
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200 evacuees of Hurricane
Katrina who continue to reside
in the county. A Christmas
.dinner is planned for them
and homebound elderly men
and women.
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Ramseys Printing and Office
Supply on Reid Avenue or the
STAC House.
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Young and Old campaign takes wing this week. Receiving the
checks, or just observing, are members of the program's commit-
tee, Jerry Stokoe and Sandy Lieberman (front) and Billy Dixson
and Randy Brockman (back).

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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Devel-
opment Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, IN6o-
vember 15, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board
of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday,
November 22, 2005,at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hear-
ings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Rob-
ert M.: Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hear-
ings will be to discuss and act on the following:

1. Approve Minutes for October 18, 2005
2. Preliminary Plat Approval D.L. and Betty Owens
Our Tara Estates Parcel ID # 01359-365R,
01359-370R 10 acres in Section 35 Township
3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a
proposed 28 unit development subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local development regulations.
3. Variance Charles Griffies, Sr. Parcel ID #03905-
OOR Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11
West, Gulf County, Florida requesting a side set-
back variance to construct a boat shed.
4. Variance Allen Howard Parcel ID #00231-
OOOR Section 5 Township 7 South, Range 8
West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment into
road setback.
5. Vesting Property Charles Cleckley Parcel ID
#03794-014R, 03794-01 OR, 03794-005R Sec-
tion 31 Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida.
6. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach PDP
7. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
8. Land Development Regulation (LDR) Revision
9. Staff

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Part of the application
process required families to
subject themselves to a credit
check and home inspection,
and after the family selection
committee completed these,
only four families were
deemed eligible.
Melvin said a number of
criteria an inability to repay
the loan, incomes exceeding
the maximum level or a lack
of need disqualified four of
the families.
One of the final four
families livedin Wewahitchka,
and after learning that
Habitat for Humanity of Gulf
County's first home would
be built in Port St. Joe, they
withdrew.
Under the auspices of
collecting more information,
Melvin, vice president Bruce
Allen and several members
of Gulf County HFH revealed
the good news to the King
family at their home Saturday
morning.
Becky said she had no
idea that her family had been
chosen, but David suspected
only good news.
"They wouldn't get the
kids together to tell us we
didn't get it," he said matter-
of-factly.
A proud father and roofer
by trade, with his youngest
daughter propped on his
knee, David humbly thanked
to group for making his
family's dreams come true.
"I could never afford to
build this house by myself,"
David said.
After the hugs,
handshakes and
congratulations from Habitat
members, he could not
wait to give his boss, Steve
Matincheck, the good news.
"He already told me
whatever we needed just to let
him know," David explained.
After the crowds cleared,
Becky said she could not
wait to get on the phone and
call her friends and family.
"I wish I could just snap
my fingers and everything
would be done," Becky
admitted.
The couple officially
pledged their commitment to
Habitat, and was introduced
to John and Liz Schweers,
chairs of the family support
committee, who will begin
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commitment of sweat equity
hours.
The Kings must fulfill
a total of 300 sweat equity
hours, 75 of those which
will be completed before
construction, like a physical
down payment on their new
home.
The family's initial
"sweat equity," Melvin said,
will come in the form of home
ownership classes with the
Community Development
Council and appearances at
local events.
Eager to demonstrate
their commitment, the Kings
collected costume contest
entry fees pledged to Habitat
at Ghost on the Coast in Port
St. Joe on Monday evening.
The next major Habitat
event will be a "Thanks for
Giving" benefit concert with
Charlie and Dana Black
and a reception for the
King family on Nov. 19. The
location of the event is yet to
be determined.
After the King's home
is completed, tentatively by
next July, Habitat will turn
their focus to the north end of
the county to build a second
home according to Melvin.
She added that given
the percentage of those who
expressed an interest relative
to the number of families that
completed the application
process, Gulf County Habitat
is in line with the national
average.
However, turnout
was lower than they had
anticipated.
"From an awareness
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Melvin said, explaining that
HFH is highly recognized
only by its supporters. The
low-income families living
in substandard housing,
plentiful in Gulf County,
are still not clear on the
organization's mission.
With construction of the
first home, she said, Gulf
County Habitat hopes to
more clearly communicate
the organization's mission to
serve low-income families in
substandard housing.
Gulf County HFH has
identified several potential
home sites in Port St. Joe,
but the exact site is yet to
be determined in the coming
weeks.


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Bruce Allen. Several members of the local Habitat affiliate welcomed the Kings as the first Habitat partner family last Saturday at their
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Wewahitchka Wins Fifth Straight 38-8 Over Liberty County


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The playoffs real-
ly begin this week for the
Wewahitchka Gators.
> It will be another week,
however, before it becomes
win-or-go-home.
The Gators ride a five-
game win streak into Friday's
7 p.m. CT regular-season
finale against Blountstown,
ranked No. 2 in state Class
2-2B. The Tigers are the only
team to saddle a loss on Port
St. Joe, which thus far is the


lone team to place a blemish
on Wewahitchka.
The game will be the final
home game and there have
been just a few this season
for the Gators.
"They want to win, we
want to win," said Gator
coach Greg Jordan, who
spent the previous four years
as defensive coordinator at
Blountstown. "It will be a
different feeling not being
on their sideline, I know a
lot of the kids and have a
good relationship with Coach


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,at 237 North Highway 71
in Wewahitchka will host
the next stop on the Case
*Custom Chopper Tour. The
Case Custom Chopper, as
designed and built by Orange
County ChoppersTM, will be
displayed on Tuesday, Nov.
8, 2005, from 3:00 p.m. until
7:00 p.m. CST. Attendees
'can register to win the chop-
per, the grand prize of a
national sweepstakes spon-
sored by W.R. Case and Sons
.Cutlery, the winner of which
will be announced in January
of 2006. Event goers can also
have photos taken with the
motorcycle. Exclusive Case
Custom Chopper branded
apparel, merchandise and


(Bobby) Johns, but once the
ball is kicked off none of it
matters.
"We are just trying to put
a positive spin on it. We can'
look at it as the first round
of the playoffs except if we
get beat we won't be elimi-
nated."
After Blountstown, the
Gators will travel to Lafayette
County for a first-round play-
off match-up with Mayo High
School, a trip which while
long is not much different
than several road excursions
the Gators have undertaken
this season.
Wewahitchka hosts
Blountstown after complet-
ing its district schedule
with a 38-8 domination of
Liberty County last Friday.
The Gators are 8-1 overall,
5-1 in District 1-1A, a record
made more impressive by the
fact that Wewahitchka faced
five teams destined for the
playoffs, including each of its
non-district opponents.
Buoyed by another stel-
lar defensive performance,
the Gators scored 38 unan-
swered points in the first
three quarters against Liberty
County before the game clock
turned to continuous ticking
and the bench was cleared
to allow some reserves play-
ing time.
"Defensively, I thought
it was one of our better ball-
games," Jordan said. "They
really got after it.


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only on the chopper tour.
Fifty Case Custom
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of Smooth Bone Trappers,
will be offered at this event
on a first come, first served
basis. They are designed with
genuine bone handles that
come in five colors; Orange,
Black, Natural, Green and
Mediterranean Blue. Each
Case Chopper knife fea-
tures laser-engraved flames
and a diamond-shaped
shield that displays a flam-
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to the event knives, Orange
County ChoppersTM branded
pocket knives packaged in
round or rectangular tins
with OCCTM-inspired lid art.


Other products branded with
the Case Custom Chopper
log, such as t-shirts, hats,
drink coolers and skull caps
will also be available.
Dr. Shane with WPAP will
be broadcasting live. Howard
Creek Fire Department will
be selling fish dinners, Glad
Tiding Assembly of God
Church will be selling ham-
burgers and hot dogs and A
& A Families (a group from
Tyndall A.F.B. which helps
families of deployed sol-
diers).,will be..selling pizza. IC.
any other ,.civc, organization
would like, to have a oIod
booth, or if you need addi-
tional information, please
call Patty Fisher or Betty
Justice at 850-639-5588.


"We played real well
defensively. We kept the field
position flipped all night.
We kept them pinned back
and that was, in my opinion,
big."
Liberty County entered
the final quarter, during
which the Bulldogs scored
their only touchdown, with
a smidge over 100 yards
of total offense. They never
threatened the end zone until
deep into the final period
when the game was well out
of reach.
Outside linebacker J.J.
Roberts led the defensive
charge for Wewahitchka with
15 total tackles, giving him
117 tackles for the year.
Trannon Myers, who now
has 111 tackles this -season,
added 13 tackles against
Liberty County.
Tyler Bush had 11 tack-
les, Ben Holley and Johnny
Jones seven apiece, Trey
Goodwin and Blaine Pitts six
each and Michael Bailey and
Dee Baker chipped in with
five apiece.
The defense also helped
on the scoreboard, with Baker
returning an interception 55
yards for a touchdown short-
ly before halftime.
That completed a 26-
point first half, with the
Gators adding a 'touchdown
in each of the final two quar-
ters.
Wewahitchka again fea-
tured a balanced 300-yard
attack, racking up 190 yards
on the ground and adding
110 passing yards.


Ryan Ranie had another
big night at fullback, rushing
16 times for 102 yards and
two touchdowns.
Senior tailback Johnny
Jones had his best game in
weeks with 96 yards and a
touchdown on just nine car-
ries.
"He ran the ball hard,"
Jordan said. "That was one
of his better games."
Myers also rushed for a
touchdown from the 8 and
perfectly executed a reverse
pass for 25 yards.
Quarterback Sean
Bierman completed 5 of 9
passes for 85 yards and


Photo courtesy of Micah Peak
Michael Bailey had a receiv-
ing touchdown as part of
the first-half outburst which
effectively sealed the out-
come.
"We were efficient,"
Jordan said in describing
the offense. "We were able
to keep the ball and do some
things. Well take it."
Wewahitchka will rec-
ognize its senior fall ath-
letes prior to Friday's kickoff,
with a pre-game ceremony to
begin at 6:45 p.m. CT.
All seniors participating
in fall sports and band will
be honored during the fes-
tivities.


Wewa Cross Country Teams


Conclude Regular Season
The Wewahitchka High Chaudhry (30:43), Misty Murphy (18:36) came in 14t1
School cross country team Robbins (31:09), Kayla Hall to advance individually to
finished the regular sea- (32:52), Allison Lewis (32:58), regional, Others on the team
son with a bang. Traveling Caroline Douglas (40:58), were Josh Lollie (18:57)
to Graceville, the boys and and Tori Bowles (41:09). Kevin Strickland (20:13)
girls teams both finished in The team traveled to Taylor Smith (20:45), Geoffrey
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Face Apalachicola for Homecoming


By Tim Croft,
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe football
coach John Palmer cap-
tured perfectly the feel of last
Friday's home win over West
Gadsden, a victory which
completed an undefeated
season in District 1-1A play.
"It was a game we kind
of dominated, but we didn't,"
Palmer said. "It was weird."
The Sharks throttled
West Gadsden on defense
and manufactured enough
big plays to score 23 early
points, but did little in the
second half en route to a 23-
0 victory.
The victory upped Port
St. Joe's record to 8-1 over-
all and a perfect 6-0 in dis-
trict play. The Sharks have
not lost a game since the
regular-season opener at
Blountstown.
Port St. Joe completes
the regular-season schedule
with Homecoming and a visit


from Apalachicola at* 7:30
p.m. ET on Friday night.
After that it will be the first
round of the playoffs, with
Port St. Joe hosting Hilliard
at Shark Stadium.
The Sharks raced to a
quick 16-0 lead in the open-.
ing quarter and added anoth-
er touchdown in the second
period in completing all the
scoring before halftime last
Friday night.
Mike Quinn and Ash
Parker combined on a 10-
yard touchdown reception to
start the scoring, with Mica
Ashcraft adding a 38-yard
field goal minutes later to
pad the lead to 10-0.
Ashley Davis completed
the first quarter scoring with
a 62-yard punt' return the
extra point was missed and
Parker, who had 187 yards of
total offense while touching
the ball just 10 times, ran 44
yards for a second-quarter
touchdown to complete the


Boys and Girls Cross Country


C, n.rat,_l.-dons to the
Port St. Joe Hieh School
oes and airlk Cross Country
teams v.1ho competed last
weekendd .tL the Class 1-
1A District Cross Country
Meet. The meet was hosted
by the Pensacola Christian
Academy, at the Pensacola
Equestrian Center. The boys
teams finished 12th just two
places shy from qualifying for
the Regional Cross Country
Championship Meet.
The following boys
posted .personal records at
the district meet: Rodney


Be..-.nc. 42nd (20.10) Matt
Wright. 53rd (20.23) Austin
Peltier. 5-th (20:38) Justin
Henderson 74th (22:29)
Jamie Byrd, 76th (22:14) and
Austin Burke 100th (26:07).
Trevor Seay, also competed
and finished 91st with a time
of (23:43). The girls had two
athletes to post (PR's) Megan
Williams placed 14th with a
time of (22:10) and Elizabeth
Gibson finished 54th with
a time of (26:57). Williams,
also qualified for the Class
1-1A Regional Cross Country
Championship Meet.


scoring:
There was little in terms
of significant action the rest
of the way.
"The first half I thought
we did a pretty good job
on offense," Palmer said. "Il
didn't think we played that
crisply, I, thought we lost
focus a little bit, but we got
some big plays early, thank
goodness.
"It's still part of our
learning curve."
A curve Port St. Joe is
advancing along each week,
particularly on defense.
The Sharks rolled up
351 yards in total offense,
with Parker rushing for 164
yards on just eight carries
(20.5 per carry) and catch-
ing two passes for another
23 yards.


Quarterback Mike Quinn
was 4 of 11 passing for 86
yards and one touchdown
with one interception. Ashton
Larry caught two passes for
63 yards.
Defensively, the Sharks
pitched their fourth shutout
of the season, holding West
Gadsden to just 178 total
yards.
"We're happy with that,"
Palmer said. "It's hard to do
every week, but this is the
time of year we have to have
our 'A' game or we're going to
be done. No matter who you
play, you can get beat.
"Winning is better than
losing. You always want to
win. But our guys under-
stand that we are making
mistakes and we need to cor-
rect them."


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Langston Tournament Provides Showcase, Exposure for Athletes


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A stride at a time and
pretty soon you are travel-
ing.
The Norris D. Langston
Youth Foundation takes
another progressive step
in the coming weeks as its
Tip-Off Classic tournament
pitches its tent at a new
home with an expanded for-
mat.
This year the tourna-
ment, held each November,
will move to Chipola Junior
College in Marianna and
will, for the first time, fea-
ture high school and
junior college action on
successive weekends.
"We are trying to take this
national,", said Dr. David
Langston,; the foundation's
president and executive


director. "We are on the
verge of getting teams out of
Indiana and Virginia for next
year. This is an excellent
opportunity for great expo-
sure for our kids. '
"We are going to get bet-
ter every year. They are a
good school up there and it's
a good school for our kids.
You can't spin your wheels.
You have to move on regard-
less. I am real excited about
this and particularly about
holding it at Chipola" in con-
trast to the tournament's
previous home at Port St.
Joe High School.
The reasons are two-
fold.
For starters, playing on
the floor at Chipola, ranked
near the top of most nation-
al JUCO basketball polls in
men's basketball, provides


the feel of major-college bas-
ketball for freshmen and
sophomores in college and
the opportunity to play in
front of college coaches and
scouts.
Secondly, conducting
the tournament at Chipola
offers exposure to the college
experience for high school
students still trying to deter-
mine a direction in life.
"We won't be able to
help every kid, but we will
put them in an environ-
ment where if they produce
and work hard they will get
noticed," Langston said. "You
have to deal with progress
and showcase our kids where
they can benefit from it."
Hard work on the
hardwood and, in particular,
inside the classroom is a
benchmark of the Langston


Youth Foundation mission.
The foundation aims to pro-
vide the platform from which
young students can spring
into their lives through dili-
gence and dedication.
By offering programs,
such as after-school tutor-
ing and the holiday basket-
ball tournament, in which
youngsters can thrive and
expand horizons, the foun-
dation's goal is to help young
people overcome any hurdle
life tosses their way.
"Our foundation is about
providing these arenas for
kids to understand they
can be productive if they
work hard," Langston said.
"Information is the key. The
more information you have
the better you are as a survi-
vor in our system."
In seven short years the


Reserved Seats in the Dome Still Available


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Call them seats with a
view.
More than 20 reserved
seats in the Dome at Port St.
Joe High School still remain
.for the winter sports sea-
son, with enhanced sight-
lines providing a bird's eye
view of the Vern Eppinette
hardwood.
The seats, 27 on each
side of the floor, are located
at the mezzanine level of the
Marion Craig Auditorium.
Since last season the steel
bar which spanned the front
of the reserved section has
been removed and replaced
with clear plastic, replicating
the view from rink level for a
hockey game.
The seats cost $150 per
seat for the year, cost includ-
ing admission to all sporting
events at Port St. Joe High
School.
"Our big selling point is
our home schedule," said
Port St. Joe boys basket-
ball coach Derek Kurnitsky.
"And the district tournament
is here. That's at:least 14
games, so that averages out
to lesthian $10 per game."
Kurnitsky added that
student groups will be on
hand for each game to pro-


vide enhanced vending ser-
vice, bringing drinks and eats
to the fans upon request.
"We are going to do a
better job of serving people
up here," Kurnitsky said.
Another selling point
could be the Sharks them-
selves. As practiced started
on Monday, Kurnitsky had
13 players on the floor with
at least six or seven more
players still participating in


football as Port St. Joe points
toward the playoffs which
begin next week.
"We will be deeper and
more exciting," Kurnitsky
said, adding that "We are
just hoping to be competitive
and win a few games.
"We hope the football
team goes until Dec. 3rd
or 4th. I've told the football
players that I don't want to
see them until' December.


It's so exciting to be around
that. Everybody is excited.
We're caught up in it. I'd like
to see them win a state title
in football."
To date, 32 of the Dome's
reserved seats have been pur-
chased, with 22 still avail-
able. To purchase a reserved
seat for winter sports contact
Kurnitsky at Port St. Joe
High School, 229-8251.


Langston Youth Foundation
has strived to offer up that
information. With consider-
able community support,
and hands extended from the
state and federal level, the
Foundation has expanded
its programs, its scholarship
offerings and its initiatives to
reach young people through-
out the Panhandle.
"We are right on the
edge of having a foundation
that will really help kids,"
Langston said. "The key is
community support and it's
all about developing kids.
"Some people in the com-
munity need to stop criticiz-
ing programs for kids and get
involved. They need to help
these kids."
The Langston Foundation
tournament is this year
divided into a High School
Tip-Off Classic, to be held
Nov. 18-19, and a JUCO Tip-
Off Classic, to be held the fol-
lowing weekend, Nov. 25-26.
The high school tour-
nament will feature a stout
field which includes Port St.
Joe, Apalachicola, Chipley,


Rutherford, East Gadsden
and Graceville. The teams
will play two games each,
with the action starting at
4:30 p.m. CT each day.
The JUCO tournament
will include four men's and
women's teams. Both Chipola
squads will be in action as
will the men's team from Gulf
Coast Community College,
Florida Prep Academy and
Chattahoochee Valley.
The women's field
includes S. Georgia Tech,
Alabama Southern and
Clinton Junior College.
JUCO action will begin
at, p.m. CT on both Nov. 25
and 26.
Tickets for both the high
school and JUCO tourneys
are $10 each per day, allow-
ing each fan to see four bas-
ketball games each day.
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women in 1931. Freedom.
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unconstitutional. be among those celebrating
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Norton (left) and Bobby Pickles.


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City
mill site will include several
facets, said project manager
Matt Fleck.
Those include a new
town hall, train depot and
open space a town square
in concept. One of the central
ideas of the town center is to
open up and connect Reid
Avenue and Martin Luther
King, Jr. Drive.
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detailed, will be single-fam-
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up to 150,000 square feet
of commercial space, a new
marina to the north of exist-
ing facility with up to 500
slips, a hotel of up to 150
rooms and up to 350,000 of
retail space.
There will be an enter-
tainment district and recre-
ational spaces.
Upon completion one
goal is to create a public
boardwalk from Frank Pate
around the marina to the
boundary of the new 'port
facility.
"That was the inten-
tion all along," said John
Hendry with St. Joe Towns
and Resorts.
The railroad tracks will
disappear, Hendry added,
and public access is a
theme.
"That's our goal, to cre-
ate better public access,"
Fleck said.
The Brownsfield clean-
up of the mill site, Smallwood
indicated, is nearing its con-
clusion, though there will be
some deed restrictions on
development on certain par-
cels of the site.
Construction on the
Town Center and mill site is
likely at least a year away,


even if "the stars align per-
fectly," Fleck said.
Fleck and Hendry empha-
sized that at this point the
plan is conceptual nothing
is "set in stone."
Mayor Frank Pate com-
mented, "The only thing I
see wrong with it is that is
doesn't exist yet."
In other action during
Tuesday's meeting:
Commissioners gave
final, approval to the annex-
ation of WindMark Beach
Phase II, which will add,
upon full build-out, more
than 1,400 homes, a golf
course and other amenities
to the city's tax base.
That also means an
expansion of the city's water
and sewer service. The city
will also provide water and
sewer to the development at
the mill site.
A scheduled formal
presentation of the costs and
scope of work for rehabbing
water and sewer lines along
Palm Blvd. to the 16th Street
lift station and adjacent areas
was postponed for two weeks
at the request of Preble Rish
Engineers to allow time for
full number-crunching.
After hearing from sev-


eral concerned owners of
property in a subdivision on'
Garrison Avenue commis-
sioners voted 3-2 to deny
a request never actually
formalized from Ralph Rish'
for annexation of 11 acres
adjacent to the subdivision.
Rish is building a home.
on the parcel and hoped to
gain an easement for access
through the subdivision to
his property. Impacted prop-
erty owners had asked the
city -to deny the request
and commissioners in turn

asked those residents to talk
directly to Rish and develop-
er David Warriner to attempt
to work out differences.
Commissioners decid-
ed to go out for proposals for
an automated meter-reading
system which could save the
city significant man-hours
if implemented for water
meters. City manager Lee
Vincent had provided three
quotes, but after much dis-
cussion commissioners
decided to go back to square
one.
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system commissioners want
to conduct a trial on 100
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Wewahitchka Mayor Reconsiders Support for New Hospital


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Two months ago,
Wewahitchka city
commissioners showed its
support for a new Sacred
Heart hospital by ratifying
an interlocal agreement with
Gulf County and the City of
Port St. Joe.
Last week, Wewahitchka
mayor Ray Dickens
suggested that support may
be rescinded.
Dickens called
Thursday's special meeting
to discuss -the city's
commitment to the hospital,
specifically, a half-cent sales
tax to be levied for a 25-year
period beginning Jan. 1.
When no city
commissioners showed up -
Dickens cited possible work
commitments the meeting
became a public forum,
with Wewahitchka residents
encouraged to offer their
opinions.
Dickens said he revisited
the hospital issue when
he learned that the City of
Wewahitchka's version of the
interlocal agreement did not
mirror that of the City of Port
St. Joe.
"It seems to me like they
have changed some language
in it since the board approved
it," said Dickens.
City manager, Don
Minchew noted that
commissioners were told the
half-cent sales tax would
provide "some direct benefit"


business interests, Williams
accused the Wewahitchka
commissioners of acting in
terms of "self-preservation."
Ben Cross took the
podium to say he was
unimpressed by the
commissioners' back-and-
forth.
"I notice there's a lot of
arrogance," he said before
asking the board to call a vote
for a county-wide system.
After several other
audience members made
similar suggestions,
McLemore said he was "tired
of hearing" the debate.
Referencing Williams'
earlier statement that all of his
options had been exhausted,
McLemore withdrew his Sept.
13 motion to retain single-
member districts.
With his motion off the
table, Williams could then
make a motion in favor of
county-wide voting after first
asking the board to waive
the rules of procedure with
regard to who can reengage
a vote.
When his three fellow
commissioners reversed the
Aug. 23 decision to move
forward with county wide
voting, Williams was on the
losing end of the vote.
The rules of engagement
prevented him from bringing


to a new Wewahitchka
health department slated for
construction next year.
The 13,600-square foot
facility will feature eight
examination rooms with
modem equipment and offer
expanded behavioral and
mental health services.
The interlocal agreement
allows some proceeds from
the sales tax (those that
remain after certain operating
expenses have been paid) to
benefit operating expenses,
maintenance, acquisition and
construction of healthcare
programs and facilities within
the county. ,
Minchew suggested this
language may have been
changed.
Dickens called for
a meeting between the
city, county and health
department to clarify what
precisely Wewahitchka would
gain by remaining part of the
interlocal agreement.
"We want the bottom
line of what we're going to
receive," Dickens said.
County Attorney Provides
Clarification
County attorney Tim
McFarland was not present
at Thursday's meeting.
If he had been, he might
have; eased the mayor's
mind.
On Monday, McFarland
noted that the only change
in Port St. Joe's agreement
involves an increase in
membership to the Gulf


County

"That will resolve the
problem," he said.
At Monday night's
meeting, Williams said he
was disappointed that the
Wewahitchka commissioners
had made the hybrid proposal
a north-south issue.
He referenced
McLemore's statement last
week that the issue would
provoke a "war" and the
accompanying talk of a
northern succession from
the county.
"Guys, this is not the
1860s," Williams said.
With both McLemore and
Traylor advocating a return
to the polls in the form of
a binding referendum,
Williams noted that a binding
referendum would no more
compel the commission to
follow .the public's wishes
than last year's straw vote.
As McFarland nodded
in agreement, Williams said
there "is no such creature" as
a binding referendum under
Florida Statutes.
When Wewahitchka
resident Danny Clayton
chastised Williams for
presuming to act in the
county's interests by
proposing the 4-1 hybrid,
Williams advised the audience
to consider McLemore and
Traylor's recent reversals
of course on county-wide
voting.
McLemore withdrew his
Aug. 23 motion to return
to county-wide voting three
weeks later, with Traylor
and Peters in favor of the
reversal.
"We had an opportunity
to do that," Williams said.
"You guys took that off the
table, so at this point, I have
no option."
Though Peters earlier
advised McFarland to
"expedite as soon as possible"
bringing the hybrid proposal
before a'judge, the audience
remained restless.
While Traylor accused
Williams of catering to big


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County Healthcare Trust
Fund Executive Committee.
The committee will
provide oversight and
approve expenditures of the
Healthcare Trust Fund, into
which sales tax revenue will
*be placed.
Port St.. Joe
commissioners changed
the 7-member board to a
9-member board, adding
additional representatives
from the School Board and
Sacred Heart.
McFarland said the
interlocal agreement still
allows for funds to benefit
a new health care facility in
Wewahitchka.
Should Wewahitchka
withdraw its support for the
new Sacred Heart hospital,
Wewahitchka's share of the
proceeds from the half-cent
sales tax will be remitted by
the Department of Revenue
back to the city, which
can use the funds at its
discretion.
McFarland noted that
the Sacred Heart hospital will
not disappear if Wewahitchka
withdraws its support, but
that the change may have a
slight affect on the sales tax's
current 25-year timetable.
Wewahitchka Residents
Weigh In
The small crowd of
people attending Thursday's
meeting were less concerned
with a change in legal
language than they were
with the potential benefits a


the issue up again.
The board voted 4-1 in
favor ofthe procedurewaiving,
with Peters dissenting after
calling the vote "ridiculous."
McFarland then
instructed Williams to
withdraw his motion for the
hybrid arrangement put
into place in the last board
meeting.
With a few audience
members calling McLemore's
seeming support for county-
wide voting "a trick," Williams
said the board was engaged
in a "chess match"
; "II'. disregard 4&,
1, if you get one of these'
commissioners to go 5-0,"
Williams instructed the
speaker at the podium, who
then asked McLemore to
make the motion for county-
wide voting.
"I won't do that,"
McLemore replied.
After hearing more
comments from the public
- St. Joe beach resident
Tom .Graney accused the
commissioners of engaging
in "bad politics" McLetnore
changed his position.
"I will make that motion
(for county wide voting)," he
said, and asked Williams to
withdraw his motion for the
hybrid arrangement.
Williams would not


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new hospital would provide
the county's north end.
Several Wewahitchka
residents noted that they
would not make the 30-
minute drive to Port St. Joe,
favoring instead Bay Medical
Hospital in Panama City.
Some, like Tom Wynn,
questioned the reasons for
paying a tax for something
they would not use.
"We want a hospital
where we have access to it
for a change," said Wynn.
Mayor Dickens suggested
that Sacred Heart build the
facility on the 40-acres of
land between Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe, which was
part of a land swap between
the county and Taunton
Truss.
Current plans are to
build the hospital on Garrison
Avenue, near U.S. 981 and
the Gulf Coast CommUnity
College Gulf/Franklin
Center.
"It would be more
pleasing to the eye here if we
could say, 'Well, I could drive
15 miles to the hospital if I
needed to go,"' Dickens said.
Wynn noted that the
generally accepting nature of
Wewahitchka residents may
have prevented them from
criticizing the hospital in the
past.
"The people in Wewa are
quiet. They kind of let the
politicians speak for them,"
said Wynn. "Wewa is very
happy with our politicians


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proceed without first getting
McLemore's assurance that
he would resign if he reversed
course again in the future.
McLemore said he would
"sign a contract tonight," to
that effect, and Traylor made
a similar pledge.
McLemore made a motion
to proceed with county-wide
voting, which passed 4-1.
Williams then withdrew
his motion for a hybrid voting
system, gaining the support
of all board members except
Peters.
Williams asked
McFarland to carry out
the wishes of the board by
challenging in federal district
court the 1986 consent
decree that created single-
member- districts.
"I hope this is the last
course we have to change,"
said McFarland.
After the meeting, Dr.
Bob King summed up the
confusion shared by those
who witnessed the meeting's
fast-paced final minutes.
A perplexed King asked a
fellow audience member: "Do
you have any idea what just
happened?"


and know they look out for
us."
Asked why Wewahitchka
residents chose last week to
express their dissent, Wynn
said the bad feelings had
"festered."
"It's just starting to get
under the skin of people in
Wewa," he said.
Dickens denied that the
city's possible withholding of
the sales tax had anything
to do with the county's
special meeting held at the
courthouse a few hours
later.
"They're going to try
to lay it off on this ordeal
with the county, but that's


not it, it's a totally different
situation," said Dickens, who
acknowledged that the timing
of the meeting might create a
contrary impression.
To gauge the city's
support for the new hospital,
Dickens plans to attach a
questionnaire to the monthly
water bills. He expects to
have the results by Nov. 16.
"All elected officials
should carry out the work of
the people and I will do that,"
Dickens pledged. "I'm going
to make sure that the people
in the city of Wewahitchka
have a chance to tell me
whether they're for or against
it."


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They shuffled through
the aisles, between the appli-
ances, clothes and lingerie,
just as the lights were com-
ing on.
Some were wearing flip
flops even with the chilly
October morning tempera-
tures. A few had disheveled
hair as if they had just rolled
out of bed.
They looked curious.
Some of them looked scared,
and still others donned wide
eyes and a joyful smile.
Several Gulf and Bay
County elementary school
students were treated to a
personal shopping trip last
Thursday at Sears in the
Panama City Mall with the
help of members of The
Junior Service League of Port
St. Joe joined by members
of the Bay County Junior
Service League.
The children, escorted
by teachers and guidance
counselors from each school,
waited in line just outside
the roped-off area in the
main entrance to the depart-
ment store.
An over-sized plastic
bag, which contained a list
of their clothing sizes, was
given to each girl and boy as
they waited in line. Besides
the Sears logo, the bag also
had their name and school
written on the outside.
Ladies from both Leagues
stood waiting to guide the
children through the shop-
ping area, helping each fill
their bags with new clothes
for the winter.
They started with the
essentials underwear and
socks. Each child then select-
ed two new pairs of pants,
two new shirts, a warm win-
ter coat and finally a stylish
new pair of shoes.
When they had filled
their bags with their new
clothes, volunteers wheeled
the bags to a register inside
the Sears store to check out.
The shopping trip was
made possible by a $25,000
grant from the St. Joe
Community Foundation.
The Jr. Service League of
Panama City began the Child


Service Center project in
1952. During its bi-annual
event, the organization bus-
ses school age children from
Bay and Gulf counties to
Sears and ensures that the
children receive the proper
clothing they need for the
school year.
"It is vital for kids to be
clothed in style and feel good
about themselves," said Jane
McNabb, executive director
of the St. Joe
Community "
Foundation.
"This is a won-
derful service
to children in
need in this
area."
After load-
ing their full
bag into a
shopping cart,
each child
signed their
name on a
large orange
Thank You
poster, deco-
rated with 24 .f ,
paper daisies
representing
each elemen-
tary school
that brought
children to the ,
event. j..
For many .
of the chil-
dren, it was a
tougher choice
to decide with
which color -
marker they For the fir
should sign with the Junio
their name proper sized s
on the post-
er than the color shirt they
wanted from the shelf.
While they waited on
their classmates to finish
their shopping rounds, the
students were treated to a
juice and snack and some"
cartoons on the big screen.
set up in the middle of the


mall.
Sandy Bish, who chaired
the event for the Port St.
Joe League, said the project
served 43 Gulf County chil-
dren.
"They not only took care
of Port St. Joe Elementary
and Wewahitchka Elementary
School children, but also
stayed and helped with three
Bay County elementary
schools as well," Bish said.


paraprofessionals agreed to
hold the shoes that the child
agreed to take them off.
"Besides the new clothes,
a trip to Panama City with
people who are positive and
caring is a really special
thing for these kids," Ellmer
said.
Her student, who lives
in Wewahitchka, had never
even traveled over the Tapper
Bridge and through the


nai selection or fns snapping trip, Stepnanie Kennro ana Leisa PICKett
r Service League of Port St. Joe help a Bay County student pick the
hoe.


Margaret Ellmer at Port
St. Joe Elementary School
said one of her students was
so proud of his new shoes he
received on Thursday that
he did not want to take them
off to jump in the moonwalk
during Friday's Fall Festival.
It wasn't until one of the


beaches to get to Panama
City.
"This is just one of the
many rewarding experi-
ences we are fortunate to
have when being apart of the
Junior Service League," Bish
added.


Junior Service League members used each child's size chart, completed by parents prior to the
trip, to help students select pants, shirts, shoes, a coat, socks and underwear at Sears in the Panama
City Mall last Thursday.


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and Darrell Tull of Selma, Al.
She is the grand-daughter of
Derrell and Margaret Chitty
and Darrell and Rhonda Tull,
all of Port St.Joe.


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at his church. He would like
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fun! Donovan is the son of
Tammy and Billy Cumbie. His
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Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves


The Friends of St. Joseph
Bay Preserves. Inc. is holding
their annual membership
meeting on Nov. 12 at 11
a.m. at the Preserve Center
(39151 County Road 30-A
in Port St.Joe.). Our goals
are to protect, preserve.
and support St. Joseph
Bay Buffer Preserve and the
Aquatic Preserve through
volunteering, fund raising
and public education. We
will plan how we are going
to accomplish these goals
in the upcoming year at our
annual membership meeting.
We'll give a report on what the
Friends have accomplished
in 2005. It's also time to elect
new board members. We are
grateful to our outgoing board
members Charla Boggs. Ann
Ingrani. Richard Ingrain
and Marie Steele for their
dedication and hard work


through the years They have
worked from the be2ennming
to establish our organization
and we appreciate all they
have done. After the meeting
we wdll have lunch on the
Preserve Center deck
Members are encouraged 10
come and talk about how we
can continue to protect two o01
our state's most remarkable
nature preserves. If you are
not a member but wish to
become one please stop by the
Presene Center or print out
a membership form at www.
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Members receive newsletters.
attend outings and events
explore the preserve and
discover areas often unseen
by casual visitors. Share in
the satisfacuon of helping
to protect such a significant
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already spayed (pictured);
Puff, an orange kitty about
12 weeks old; Boomerang, a
beautiful male Beagle; Susie,
a small female Beagle; Baby
a nice female Daschund mix;
and Margo, a young female
Black Lab.


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.
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Humane Society at 227-
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November:
Week of November 7-
November 11 2005.
Monday, 11/07/05-Regular
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Tuesday, 11/08/05-
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Wednesday, 11/09/05- 14
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Thursday, 11/10/05- 15
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Friday, 11/11/05- Holiday,
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Week of November 21,
2005-November 25, 2005:
Monday. 11/21/05-
Regular garbage pick up
Tuesday, .11/22/05-
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Wednesday 11/23/05-
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Thursday,. 11/24/05-


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Friday, 11/25/05- Holiday,
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McCroan and

Bolyard Engaged
Mr. and Mrs. William
-,.G. McCroan of Port St. Joe,
are pleased to announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of! their daughter,
Rachel Laura, to Mr.
Christopher William Bolyard,
son of Mrs. CynthiaA. Carrano
and Mr. Leoanard R. Bolyard,
Jr. of Port Charlotte.
Miss McCroan is a 2004
graduate of Florida State
University with a Bachelor's
Degree in Electrical
Engineering., She is currently
pursuing her Master's Degree
in Electrical Engineering at.
.Florida State University.
Mr. Bolyard is a 2004
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University with a 'Bachelor's
Degree in ,M; mechanical
Engineering. He is currently
employed by Banks
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Shanna Jones and Huey
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their forthcoming marriage.
*Vows will be, exchanged
Saturday, November 5, 2:00
p.m. at 10370 Hwy 71,
Whitfield Hill.
All family and friends are
welcome to attend.,


of her daughter, Miss Cheryl
. Glennon, to William Brian
Cathey, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wiliam A. Cathey of
Mexico Beach.
The bride elect is a 1997
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. After serving in the
U.S. Navy -for 7 years, she is
currently pursuing a degree
in Elementary education and
is presently employed with
the First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach as
the Youth Director.
The groom is a 1995.-
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 2000 graduate
of the University of Florida.
He is currently employed
with Cook Brothers, Inc. as a
construction Project Manager.
An afternoon wedding is,
planned for November 19, at
the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe.


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Buzzett/Croker Wedding
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Amy Alatia Buzzett and
William Scott Groker were
joined in marriage June 11, at
First United Methodist Church-
in Port St. Joe. Dr. Reverend
Al Harbour performed. the
ceremony. r .
The Bride is the daughter
of Mt. and Mrs. William Rex.
Buzzett.of Port St. Joe. She
is the granddaughter of the
late Mr. and, Mrs. J. Barton
Abstein, Sr. of Tallahassee,
and Mrs, Bernard Gannon
Buzzett and the. late Mr.
Bernard Baggon Buzzett of
Port St. Joe.
The groom is the .son of
Mrs.; Dorothy Teel Croker of
Smyrna, Georgia. He is the
grandson of the late Mr. and
Mrs.' George W. Teel of Pine
Mountain, Georgia,. and Mrs.
Eunice W. Croker and the late
Mr. H. Talmadge Croker of
Atlanta, Georgia.
Mrs. Kayce Costin and
Mrs. Stephanie Fenner were
matrons of honor, Mrs Joanne
Buzzett, sister-in-law of the
bride,,Miss Kathleen Dutmers,


Mrs Layla Fleming, Miss Holly
Gibbons, and Miss Julie Weil
were bridemaids.
Mr. Todd Croker, brother
of the .groom, was best man.
Mr. Matt Bolton, Mr. Jason
Byars, Mr. Alan Kennedy,
Mr. Dan Leonard, Mr. Derek
Porter, and Mr. Matt Russell
were groomsmen. Mr. Brad'
Buzzett, the brother of the
bride, Mr. Hamp Terry, and
Mr. Matt Terry, cousins of the'
bride, were ushers.
Miss Lillie Catherine
Potts, cousin of the bride was
the flower girl. Master William
Bailey Croker, nephew of the
groom was the ring bearer.
A reception followed the
ceremony at -the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe.
After a wedding trip to Italy,
the. couple now resides ,in
Atlanta.
The bride is employed at
the Trinity school in Atlanta
as a Kindergarten, teacher.
The groom. is employed at
the Trane company as a'sales
engineer.


Society of the Daughters if
the American Revolution met
Oct.19, at the spacious and
lovely Sunset Coastal Grill at
12 Noon.
The DAR year began
with much activity, with
Constitution Week activities.
Bells for Freedom .rang out
from churches, places of
business, and from dedicated
DAR and others doing their
part to have bells ringing at
exactly 4p.m. Eastern Time
all over the country. The DAR
is proud to be a part of an
organization which emphasizes
patriotism, love and faith in
our country.
Plans were made to help
host the Spring Conference
along with the other seven
chapters in the Panhandle
Regent's Council. The
. conference will .be held in
Orlando. :
Guests were Anna Lovesy
and Virginia Harrison. The
DAR motto, is God, Home, and
Country.
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OLD FLORIDA CHARMER in
coveted Indian Pass Subdivision
FEMA flood, great views, hut
tub & much more' 5850,000
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"lot on coveted Indian pass
with sweeping views of the
SGulf & Indian Lagoon A per-
Sfect location for your coastal
dream home. OFFERED @
a 51,250,000


5 -
GULFVIEW home on Cape
'|San Bias with numerous
upgrades including HOT
I TUB,cedar room, enclosed
garage, fireplace, & much
Smorel PRICED TO SELL @
$5549,900


Gerald Alcorn,
L 'JAgent
Mobile:
850-52--1436


18.3 acre CAMPG
complete with 2horrm
sites, rental cabin
restaurant, 3 ponds
'Must see! $699,000


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Port St. Joe, FL 32456 {
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views & X flood. 5799,900


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

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


Clint Eason,
Agent
Mobile:.
850-227-5251









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


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built home in Howard's
Creek s;luated on 2 lots com-
plete %.ith hardwood floor-
ing enormous boat storage,
screened porch, workshop &
morel 5199,900
Rachel Browning,
Agent
Mobile:
850-22 -4056



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2BR, 1BA. fenced ;n back
yard, all hearlpine interior
including flooring .alls, &
ceiling It won't last long,
@ 5125,000

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850-340-0685

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING for
gorgeous views and spectacu-
r white sandy beaches, this
GULF FRONT lot on Cape San
Bias is for you. Nice dunes &
great vegetation make ihis or
great location for your coastal U
dream home. It won't last
long @ $899,000

Sheryl Bradley
Agent
Mobile:
850-229-9000


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walk to boat ramp and Gulf of tennis courts, fishing ponds, to beach access & yiew
SMexico. PRICED TO SELL @ & much morel X Flood zone ey Bayou. FEMA flood
$575,000 $649,900 rental, & morel $547,



Bayfront lot on Cape San Bias $989,000 $425,00
GULF FRONT on Cape San Bias Indian Pass interior'lot $450,000
$899,000 Scenic Hwy C30 lot $299,900
Bald Point Lot $185,000 Park Point Interior lot $375,000
Water's Edge Subdivision $425,000 First tier lot Cape San Bias $749,0
Eastpoint BAYFRONT lot $499,000 100' on the intercoastal in Ov
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Host Book Fair Event


Port St. Joe Elementary
School will host a Book Fair
on Nov., 7-11, from 8:30
a.m.- 2:00 p.m. each day, to
purchase fun, educational,
and exciting books. Families,
teachers, and the community
are invited to attend the Fair,
which will feature a special
medieval theme. Enter the
Kingdom of Reading-Where
Books Rule
On .Nov. 7, from 5:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Book
Fair will feature a special
Community, "Night at the
Book Fair". Door prizes will
be given all during the event.
A surprise celebrity will be
present for pictures with stu-
dents.


The Book Fair will be held
daily from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00
p.m.,.Nov. 7-11, at the Port
St. Joe Elementary School
Library. The Book Fair will
offer specially priced books
and educated products,
including newly released
titles, award-winning titles,
children's classics, interac-
tive software, adult books,
and current bestsellers from
more than 150 publishers.
Attendees can help
the school build classroom
libraries by. purchasing
books for teachers through
the Classroom Wish list or by
purchasing gift certificates
for teachers to buy books for.
their classroom.


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50th Day of School Celebration
Reaching the 50th day of school is a call for celebration at
Wewahitchka Elementary. On Oct. 18, many of the students
*" and teachers dressed in "fifties" .clothes and hairstyles and'
had a sock-hop to rejoice that the grading period was over'
: and their report cards were good!
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The Learning Center Celebrates Fall
The .Learning Center recently had it's annual fall party.
This year the children dressed as their favorite book char-
acter. Each student brought their favorite book to class to
share. The children just completed a science'unit on "The
Signs of Fall." They also visited the pumpkin patch at the
Methodist Church for story time and each child picked out
their own pumpkins'to carry home.


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The Four year class (left to right) Mrs. Phyllis Bixler, Alexandri
Strickland, Sara Whitfield, Abby Denhart, Heath Plair, McKenz
Ramsey, Jacob Kennedy, Jarrett Browning and Adison Burkett. No
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Wewahitchka Elementary Students of the Week
The Students of the Week from Wewahitchka Elementary
School for the week of Oct. 21 were: kindergarten, Dakota"
Hornsby; 1st grade, Rebecca Daniels; 2nd grade, Taylori
Stalnaker; and 4th grade, Kara Zucci.
Congratulations to all of the Students of the Week. Keep'
up the good work!



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News Column
SFaith Christian School f

Students have returned. Wilma as it hit South Florida.'
from Fall Break ready to No one was injured and none


hit 'the books. There are
many long-term projects
to which students have
been assigned that must
be completed just before or
soon after Thanksgiving..
- This will be the focus for the
next three weeks before the
ia Thanksgiving Break.
ie This week's staff profile
is Karen Phelps. Karen re-,
joined our faculty in January
of 2004. Her husband, Marko,
is the computer "go-to guy"
for Gulf Coast Community
College. We appreciate
Karen's talents and abilities
in the classroom.
Operation Christmas
Child is underway.
Information has been sent
home as to what to purchase
and how to' prepare'* a
shoe box. If you have any
questions, contact Heather
'Smith through the school
office at 229-6707. You,can
also check out the website at'
www.samaritanspurse.org.
Many in Dr. Bill Taylor's
family suffered property
damage from Hurricane


of his friends or family lost
their lives. Though his home
town was pretty devastated,
his family reports that all is
well due to the cool weather.
and their ample supply of,
food and resources. Be in
prayer for our fellow citizen's.
in south Florida and our
governor, Jeb Bush.
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 costs,
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 thec
continued work on the's
building. And," if you can"
help financially, we would
be very grateful. Remember,
that all contributions are"
tax-deductible.


588 Ling Street Great investment
.property or home site, lot is 100 x 135
with mobile home, just rhinutes from
public boat ramp, intracoastal waterway
and beaches. Call Sonjia Raffield at
340-0900. PRICE REDUCED


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


1700 Garrison Avenue-3br 2ba cozy lit-
tle home situated on a nicely elevated lot in
a great location. CH/A, hardwood floors,
open living space. mls#107511 $230,000
Call Susie White 227-4046


157 Palm Breeze Way- 3 bd 2 ba modu-
lar home in quite subdivision, newly land-
scaped yard, paid water tap and utilities,
ready to move int Call Sonjia Raffield
today at 340-0900. $137,500.00.


2911 Garrison Ave. Immaculate ranch
style home situated on 2 lots ;n Ward
Ridge. Large kitchen w dining room,
family room, florida room, formal living
room. Very spacious home that has been
well maintained: Yard is filled with aza-
leas, pine trees, day lillies and crepe myr-
tles. Nice work shop. A'must see. Call
Susie White 850-227-4046 or 800-
451-2349. mls#1 0808089 $399,000.00

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Beacon Hill, 9211 Auger Avenue- PRICE
REDUCED. Perfect getaway with easy
beach access. 2nd tier home. Mis#1 05897. Overstreet, 179 Eagle St. Nice large lot
$325,000 Call Carol Bell 227-4252. 100'X200' with older 2 Br 1 Ba mobile home,
storage area, in quiet area. Great getaway
6 miles to beach. $145,000 MLS 107962
Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146


Mexico Beach, 3204 Hwy 98, Unit H -
Canal front and gulf view single family home.
3BR/2.5BA, all appliances, tile floors, balcony.
Seawall, canal boardwalk, pool, community
center. Expected completion is January 2006.
MLS#108051 $765,000 Call Brenda Miller
227-5380.


389 Treasure Drive 1st Tier Home. 3 bed-
room/2.5 bath, plus exercise/game room.
Fully furnished including 3 tv's wired for
both cable & satellite, Bose surround sound
speakers, DV.D & CD players, 3 VCR's-& Sony
receiver. Wet/dry Finnish Sauna in exercise/
game room. FEMA Flood Insurance Areal
Deeded Gulf access. Roll-Down Hurricane
'shutters. Asking $895,000.00 .Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605.


Port St. Joe, 404 Avenue C -
3br/lba home close to Downtown
Port St. Joe. Just minutes from beach-
es. Mls#106652 $79,000 Call Ken
Siprell 340-0567


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BEACHES
* Cape San Bias, 251 Cord 'Grass Way This lot is convenient the pool and
beaches. Mls#106386 $540,000 Call Joe McCallister 648-5683
* Lot 3C, St. Charles Street, Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach -
Within walking distance of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house.
MLS#108169, $224,900 Brenda Miller 227-5380
* Cape San Bias, Park Point-Nice lot located next to the St. Joseph State Park
with deeded gulf access. $375,000 Call Jay Rish 227-9600
* Cape San Blas,Park Point-This lot sits beside the pool and pool house
with deeded gulf access. The St. Joseph State Park sits directly behind this lot.
$449,900 Call Jay Rish 227-9600
Sunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by
Windmark Beach Development. Amenities include pool, bath house, landscaped
entrance accented with brick pavers, New Orleans style street lighting, cov-
enants and restrictions, HOA. Lots starting at $299,900
* Casuna;Subdivision Lot 4, St. Charles Street, subdivision will include a
nool & nonl house. $238.00t. cnll Diriha, rd mnlr nor Snnlin Dnffield


at .227-9600.
* 134 Palm Breeze Way 1/2 acre wooded lot in growing subdivision. Great
buy at $71,000. Call Richard Squires or Sonlia Raffield at 227-9600.
* New subdivision in Bay Co. with deepwater access and community docks.
isnls#107052 $ 65,000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-5239
* Cape San Bids, Jubilation-Premier subdivision on Cape San Bias with
beautiful lots available to build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call
'today for more Information.
PORT ST. JOE
Port St. Joe, Garrison Avenue Lot is .26 acres and is partially cleared,
SELLER MOTIVATED. mls#108304 $119,000 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
Port St. Joe,608 Marvin Avenue This lot is already cleared and ready to
go. Mls#108302 $129,900 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
108 Mbrshline Road, Overstreet. Wetappo Creek front lot, 1.46 acres inter-
sects with intracoastal canal. MLS#108190 Brenda Miller 227-5380
-'35 R D RA h6aEOvae t ret -Cor ne of Hwy386ind Pleamsa RestCemet.e.r


Rd. Great Locationl 5.91 acres. Many Pqssibilitiesl $650,000 MLS 107800 Call
Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146
* 247 Quarterhorse Lane, Overstreet 2.73 acres with electric, well on prop-
erly, and septic permitted. Partially cleared and landscaped. Peace and quiet.
$125,000 MLS 108296 Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146
* Overstreet, Mockingbird-Canal front lot 100'x800'. $269,900 Call Carol
Bell 850-227-4252
* Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'xI70' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850.
227-4252
- This lot is located in Garrison Plantation in Port St. Joe Florida. Garrison
Plantation is a fast growing area with currently five houses under construction."
Seller will listen to all offers. Call Moses Medina 527-0441
-Port St. Joe,115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable investment in Port St. Joe.
mls#106528 $137,000 Call Candice Upchurch 850-227-6402
* Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful bay view lot has unobstructed
view of St. Joe Bay, great place to build a home. mls#105525 $875,000 Call
Sonln i4n.0n000.


* Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St. Joe. ,Gated Community, Brick
Pavers, underground utilities. Close to schools, churches and downtown. Call
Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* Wewahitchka-This lot is located just outside Wewohitchka in Whispering
Pines. mls#108397 $65,000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-5239
* The property consists of three lots that make almost an acre of land and have
already been cleared. Seller is motivated and will listen to all offers. Call Moses
Medina 527-0441
* the Landings at Wetappo, Overstreet-Located just off the intracoastal
waterway. Call for more details. 850-648-5683
EASTPOINT
* 149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent
to pool and pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054
$175,000 Call Brenda Miller 227-5380


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Veterans Day to be Observed Nov 11 at PSJ High


Make up pictures will be
taken on Friday, November
4th.
School will dismissed at
11:50 on Friday, November
4 due to Homecoming at
Port St. Joe High School.
Lunch will be served.
The school lunch menu
for each month is located
on the Port St. Joe Middle
School web site. Go to www.
gulf.k12.fl.us, click on PSJMS
(on the right hand side) and
check out the menu and lots of
other happenings.
Does your child need
help with homework or
finding information on any
topic? "Ask a Librarian"
can assist you Sunday
through Friday from 10:00
amto 10:00 pm and Saturdays
from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Go
to www.askalibrarian.
org and chat live with a
librarian from one of
Florida's public, school,
or academic libraries.
Questions can also be
submitted vie e-mail at any
time.
Tutoring is available on
Tuesday from 3:00-7:00
in the Opportunity Center
Building #1 (located
behind the PSJHS gym).
Parents may also use the
Opportunity Center to go


online and view your child's
grades.
Come by the front office
to pick up your Gold Card.
Use your Gold Card for
free admission to all athletic
events in Gulf County.
It's time to announce
our reward event for
the month of November.
Remember those students
with no discipline
referrals for the month of
November will participate.
OK, here goes. Oh, I forgot,
it's TOP SECRET. But stay
tuned for hints.
Progress reports for
this grading period will
be sent home on Monday,
November 14.
SCIENCE FAIR NEWS -
Projects are due at school
at 8:00 am on November 14.
Students will be able to
bring all their experiment
materials and set them
up. All students will give
an oral presentation
of their project in their
class during the week.
These projects will count
30% of their second nine
weeks grade. For more
information go online htt:_I//
lessonplans. gulf.k 12.fl.us
(click on Polly Edmiston and
find the link to science fair).


loy Scouts Attend Camporee


Boy Scout Troop 47,
sponsored by the Port St.
Joe Rotary Club, recently
attended Camporee.
Pictured are: front row, 1-
r, Kyle Abert, Briana Stewart,
Megan Hubbard, Cory Tong,
Sammy Buccieri, Adrian
Hubbard, Witt Shoaf, Shane


Ramirez; second row, Jeff
Stewart, Deanna Williams,
Timothy Stewart, Alex
Ramirez and Ben Welch.
The Scouts meet every
Monday night at 7 p.m. at the
Scout Center. New members
are invited to attend.


All Veterans and members
of the community are cordially
invited to attend a ceremony
recognizing the Veterans and
their contributions to our
country on Friday, November
11th at 9:00 A.M. EST in
the R. Marion Craig Coliseum
of Port St. Joe High School.
On the day of the ceremony,
please use the main entrance
to the school, sign in at the
guest registration table and a
NJROTC Cadet will escort you
to the reserved seating area.
Guest speaker for this
year's program will be Staff
Sergeant United States Army
Reserve, Robert B. Ramsey a
1987 graduate of Port St. Joe
High School.
Mr. Ramsey entered the
United States Army Basic
Infantry Training at Ft.
Benning, GA in 1989. He has
received additional military
training through Airborne
School, Combat Field Medical
Courses, Fort Sam Houston,
TX and Transportation
Management Controller Ft.
McClelland, AL.
His overseas training
includes 3/124th Infantry the
Panama Canal in 1999. This
was the last active duty rotation
prior to turning the Panama
Canal Bases back over to the
Panamanian Government.


Assignment during 2003,
The Netherlands, 509th
Transportation Detachment
that included deep sea port
operations in Europe's two
main ports, Antwerp, Belgium
and Rotterdam, Holland.
These ports were later used to
ship all US Military equipment
out of Germany and into
Iraq.
The sergeant's wartime
deployments include
Operation Enduring Freedom
in Germany, Belgium
and Holland in 2003 and
Operation Iraqi Freedom in
Kuwait and Iraqi 2004/2005.
He continues to serve his
country through the 576th
Transportation Detachment
of the United States Army
Reserves.
Robert, the son of Helen
Carlsten and the late Paul
Ramsey, is married to the
former Miss Kelly Burkett.
They have two daughters,
McKenzie and Madeline.
Immediately following the
ceremony, all Veterans and
their guests are invited to the
Student Activities Room for
refreshments. Please join the
students, faculties, and staffs
for Port St. Joe Middle and
High Schools for this very
special occasion.


Alumni to Participate in PSJ Homecoming Nov. 4


All alumni and friends
of Port St. Joe High School
are cordially invited to
attend Homecoming 2005 on
Friday, November 4th. The
Homecoming parade will
begin at 3:30 P.M. EDT, and
includes floats, the 2005
Homecoming Court and
alumni spanning 70 years.
Alumni participating
in the parade will include
Leonard Belin representing
the Class of '36; Football
Queen Eloise Scheffer
Mondau, Cheerleader Captain
Mary Baxley, Wesley and'
Frenchie Ramsey from the
Class of '46; Gail Bateman
Hinote, Homecoming Queen,
Sonjia Blount Taylor, Miss St.
Joe High, football players and
other alumni will represent
the Class of '55. Representing
Washington High School
Class 'of '55 will be Queen
Lutrelle Hilton McGlockton
and Sarah Mincey Riley.
Homecoming Queen
Ronnie Prince McDonald, and
her escort Eugene Harper,
Miss St. Joe High, Christie


Mold-A-Male/Female


A number of North Port St. Joe youths recently participated
in a study circle which is part of the ongoing North Port St.
Joe visioning process. They discussed how the community was
changing and what options they had for addressing growth and
building a stronger community. The 10 participants were: Avery
Bailey, Kwoirmaine Bailey, Tanasia K. Bell, Pierre Bell, Angelica
Driesbach, Alex King, Arementries Williams, Dejon Williams, Terry
Williams and Terrence Woullard.

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75' by 150' Lot for Sale
Lot 6 Coronado St. St. Joe Beach, FL
$275,000 Call 423.581.5283


Coldewey, and Linda Graham
Wood will represent the drivers
Class of '66. Representing
Washington High School Class TRUST STATE FARM.
of '66 will be Queen Katherine
Williams Clark. Junior Miss
Cheryl Hatcher Edwards, Personal service and competitive rates are why more
Cheerleader Captn Janis people trust State Farm for car insurance than the
Cheerleader Captain Janis next three companies combined. Contact me today.
Schweikert Tankersley, Sandy
Sanborn and Mike Etheridge
will represent the Class of
'76. STATE FARM
Teressa Cozart Ramsey,
Homecoming Queen, Sissy
Burke Godwin, SGA President,
Mr. & Miss St. Joe High Mike
Cooley and Monica French INSURANCE
Gibbs will represent the Class
of '86. Homecoming Queen
Chaka Speights Thomas, William J Wood, Agent
101 Williams Avenue
Erica Beard, Mr. and Miss St. Port St Je, FL 3245
Joe High Barry Adkison and Bus: 850-229-6514
Kristi Lawrence Weeks and bill.wood.bl7m@statefarm.com
cheerleaders will represent
the Class of '96.
The Homecoming game LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS THERE.
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Chbrista Cain #1 Joel Reed #2 Aan Clristiansen #3


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Bay View 108164 $450,000
Great location with waterview.
Separate apartment great for rent-
al.

River Front 108312 $1,200,000
3/2 home with deck overlooking
the river.


Gulf Front 108343 $545,000
Gulf Front 2/2.5 townhome in popu-
lar Barrier Dunes.




Interior 108148 $275,000
One of the lowest priced lots in Rivers Edge.
Short walk to beach.
Historic District 108182 $275,000
60x100 lot in the historic south side of
desirable Apalachicola.
Interior 108086 $449,900
Ideal 5 acres nestled a short distance from
the Carrabelle Beach area.


Gulf Front 108118 $10,100,000
8.73 acres on Indian Pass. Great investment.


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Gulf Front 108134 $1,550,000
This home offers gulf views from all
five bedrooms. Elevator installed.


Interior 108471 $650,000
Cedar sided 4/2.5 home located on
10 acres in Dalkeith.

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


Interior 108478 $399,000
Fantastic opportunity to build your dream
home on the Capel

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


Interior 108295 $109,500
The best of both worlds in this peace-
ful country setting only five minutes from
beach.
Interior 108323 $298,500
This beautiful lot is located in St. Joe Beach
only one block from the bay.


Gulf View 108139 $1,250,000
This 3/3 home sits up on a bluff and
has beautiful views of the gulf. Cus-
tom built with elevator.

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

Interior 108329 $296,500
Immaculate 3/1.5. Everything new
from kitchen to bathrooms.

Interior 108334 $248,000
3/1. home with fenced yard and
shade trees. Close to schools.


Interior 108535 $85,000
6.28 acres. Wooded lot on Douglas Landing
Road.
Interior 108536 $69,000
2 half acre lots on Doc Whitfield Road. Will
sell separately for $35,000.
Interior 108141 $50,000
Three great lots. Great investment or good
location to build home.
Water Front 108251 $76,000
1/2 acre consisting of two lots in Howards
Creek.


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Port St. Joe
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(850) 229-8211


The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE
15W


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


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

Morning Wohip: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fllowshi.: 6.00p.m.
Evening Worship: 00p.m.
K All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWMitty
Minister ofMusicYoutb
Deborah Lyliss
Director ofClhildrenMinistries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

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.L& 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


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


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feinuof 4 xm Xead
111North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sud WoirshipServices: 9:00 a.m. CST
Suq S chool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexieo Bech United Melhodisl (herch
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship Po tS City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Faml life churd
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 ..


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
XST. JAMES'

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


S Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &

Friendship are found

God's Power...The Bible says, "The Lord is slow to anger & great in power." His
power is often on display for our good. Moses said, The eternal God is your refuge, &
underneath are the everlasting arms."
God is always faithful to His Word. Whatever situation or circumstance you find
yourself in right now, let God's power transform you in the midst of it. Power is one
of His primary attributes let Him work in your life as never before.
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


This Hope
"This Hope" is a five
member male group whose
goal is to glorify God through
music. They have been sing-
ing professionally since 1996,
and have traveled through- .v .
out the United States, and .
Overseas. "This Hope" sings
a unique blend of a cappel-! .
la and accompanied music. "
People of all ages will enjoy
the intricate harmony and -a t i
fun style of their music. i i .: 'i'
"This Hope" will be per- .
forming on Nov. 13 at 8:30 ,
a.m. and 11a.m. at FirstB pIti' C--
Baptist of Port St. Joe. 1, Lh--T-L3 .-

Homecoming Abe Springs Baptist Church


--You're Among friends at 1
1 Oak Grove Assembly of God
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613,Madison Street Port St. Joe. fJ
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesda!
Sunday School 9:45am Mid Week MeaI 5:00pm
,Morning Worship 10:45am Mi(d'Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Move 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry. Monday- 630pm
Cadets .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
"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
R 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


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


_, -- first Baptist Church
.. 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE

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

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

j "A Reformed Voice
f in the Community"

kC II 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


St. Patrick Catholic
Church's participation in this
year's Seafood Festival will
be held at the Parish Hall at
the corner of Avenue C and
Sixth 'Street, Apalachicola,
on Saturday, November 5th
from 11 AM until 3 PM. Mullet
dinners, Shrimp dinners, and
Chef Eddie's famous seafood
gumbo will be served. Hot
Dogs will be available for
children or non-seafood eat-
ers. You will be able to set.
in the comfort of the church

Beach Baptist
The Beach Baptist Chapel
dinner menu for Wednesday,
Nov 2, will include beef stew,
and tossed salad.
Dinners will be served
between 4 and 6 p.m. ET and
may be eaten in or taken out.
Orders can be placed by call-
ing the church office at 647-
3950. The church is located


hall RAIN or SHINE! Not only
will the gumbo be available
by the bowl, but it will also
be sold by the gallon. Please
call Ann Siguliano at 927-
4029 or the parish office at
850-653-9453 for advance
orders. The Ladies Guild will
be selling delicious home-
made desserts at the affair.
All proceeds from this year's
events will be used to sup-
port the religious education
of our youth.

Dinner Menu
at 311 Columbus St. in St.
Joe Beach. A donation of $5
per plate is appreciated. All
are invited to attend.
The Beach Baptist Chapel
dinner menu for Wednesday,
Nov. 9, will include cabbage
rolls, and mashed potatoes.
Dessert and tea are served
with all dinners.


Michael Speights & Willie Twine


Although it has
only been one year
that you all left this
earth it has seen
like a life time for
us all.
You all" are
greatly missed.
Love your fam-
ily
The families of
Willie Twine and
Michael Speights


1998
Miss you, miss you, miss
you Everything I do
Echoes with laughter
And the voice of you. You're
on every comer Every turn
and twist Every old familiar
spot Whispers how you're
missed
Miss you, Miss you,
miss you Every where I go
there are memories of your
face substance and reality
Everywhere displaced.
Miss you, Miss you, Miss
youl Nothing now seems true
Only that twas heaven Just
to be with you
Oh I miss you, Miss You
God, I miss you Girl!
Happyv Birthday Sheretta


Tommy H. Edge
Tommy H.Edge of
Williston died at Shands
UF Hospital on Wednesday,
October 19 he was 61.
Mr. Edge was born in
Brunswick, Georgia, lived
most of his life in Homestead
before moving to Williston 23
years ago.
He was a retired air con-
ditioning service manager
and enjoyed cooking, wood-
working and furniture refin-
ishing. Mr. Edge also loved
spending time with his chil-
dren and their families.


~s .r~.'


Love Ma, Dad, Donna
Nema, & Rod & Roderick


Survivors include
his wife of 42 years, June
(Tisdale) Edge of Williston;
brother Darryl Edge (Shelby)
of Homestead, sons David
Edge (Jan) of Iverness, Dale
Edge (Lori) of Gainesville,
and daughter Christi Sweirs
(Morgan) of Gainesville, and
12 grandchildren, 1 great
grandchild and 5 nieces and
nephews.
He was a member of
the First Baptist Church of
Williston. He was preceded in
death by his father Robert H.
Edge and his mother Janie
Fay (Edge) Jones.


"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the (azarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. 3oe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


Sunday School .................. 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ... 7 p.m.
1361


10:30 a.m. CST. We will fea-
ture Joyce Igo and local tal-
ent. Dinner will be serveSd in
the fellowship room following
morning worship. Everyone
is invited to come and bring
a covered dish and fellowship
with us. For more informa-
tion call 674-4376.

Zion Fair Missionary

Baptist Church

Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church will be
observing their Annual
Harvest Day Program the
first Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4:00
p.m. The speaker will be
minister Sheronda Williams
of New Bethel A.M.E. church.
Everyone is invited to come
and enjoy.

Sunday Dinner

Dinner will be served at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
on Sunday Nov. 6, from
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a
donation of $6.
The Menu is fried chick-
en, pig feet, collard greens,
rice, gravy, sweet potato cas-
serole, cornbread, tea and
dessert.
To place an order call
229-6179. The Church's
location is 146 Ave. C.

Love and Forgive
Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers all sins.
If you read the book of
Proverbs,
It might help you win
some friends.
It says the Lord is far
from the wicked,
But the prayer of the
righteous is heard.
There would be more
righteous people around,
If more Christians would
share The Word.
If we could all learn to
give a soft answer,
It would turn away much
wrath.
As we witness for the
lord,
It might make a smooth-
er path.
A little touch of forgive-
ness
Will make a difference,
too.
God's word says if you
don't forgive,
He won't be forgiving
you.
Love a lot, forgive a lot,
Jesus did it for you.
If Christmas don't show
this love,
What are the lost to do?
Billy Johnson
U. U


Experience Real Spirit Led Worship!

Mexico Beach Christian

Worshiy Center

Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM
www.mexicobeachcwc.com
phone (daylight hours only) 648-5773


Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


6B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 3, 2005


The Abe Springs Baptist homecoming on Sunday,
Church will be celebrating Nov. 6. Services will begin at

St. Patrick's Serves Seafood








Fi'tnblished 1937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 3, 2005 71


First-ever Veterans Group For College Students Hopes To Muster National Attention


On college campuses
across the country there are
students who look much like
everyone else, but they are
anything but typical.
They are more mature,
independent and focused.
They have seen things that
their fellow students likely
never will. They are military
veterans.
At Florida State
University, a group of military
veterans and supporters
have started a new student
organization, the Collegiate
Veterans Association, to
address their unique needs.
The nonpolitical, nonpartisan
group wants to be the first
chapter in what will hopefully,
become a national network of
collegiate veterans groups.

Seminole Boosters


"I think there is a need
for something like this on
college campuses," said Eric
Lundblom, president of the
CVA. "When you are in the
military you have such a
tight bond with the men and
women you serve with. These
are people who would die for
you. They are your family,
and when you get out of the
military, you lose that."
Already, interest in
the FSU group is taking
off with about 20 people
attending the first meeting in
September. The group plans
to have "mixers" and sponsor
student sports teams, as
well as organize activities
like sending care packages
to active duty soldiers.
The group is not simply a


social organization, however.
Lundblom said the founders
of the group felt strongly that
there was a need to educate
their fellow students and
even faculty and staff about
the experiences, strengths
and needs of veterans and
their families. To this end,
the group plans to form a
speakers' bureau comprised
of veterans willing to speak
to classes and create exhibits
to display at university
functions.
"It's good to get a
soldier's eye view of what
happened on the ground,"
said CVA vice president Dan
Rosenthal, 22, a member of
the Florida National Guard
who served in Iraq. "It's a
viewpoint most people will


never hear. We're not taking
any stand on the war, other
than to support the troops
and the veterans."
The CVA would like to
simplify life for veterans
new or returning to campus
by developing a handbook
that would include all forms
and documents, lists of
organizations and contact
information. The group
also wants to be a support
system for veterans as they
adjust to campus life. That's
support that Rosenthal, a
political science major, could
have used when he returned
to campus last year after
serving in Iraq.
"When I first got back, I
felt different," he said. "Most
college kids are worried about


having to eat ramen noodles
and how hard their exams
are. Maybe they even have
to sleep on the couch. I was
worried about not getting
shot and whether I was going
to get food and water when it
was 140 degrees literally -
outside. I slept on a dead rat
in the desert."
Lundblom agreed that
life is different for the veteran
in college. He started college
as a 22-year-old freshman
after serving four years in
the Marines. After joining the
Florida National Guard, his
education was interrupted
when he was deployed to
Iraq. Now 29, he is trying
to finish his history degree
while working full time at
the Tallahassee Vet Center,


Partner With Florida Prepaid College Foundation To Purchase 350, Prepaid


Plans For Student Athletes Partnership Could Save Nearly $2.5 Million In Tuition Costs


In a move that could
.save its organization nearly
$2.5 million in future
college costs, the Seminole
Boosters have purchased 25
prepaid tuition plans for the
next 14 years at a cost of
close to $3.7 million from
the Florida Prepaid College
Foundation. The purchase
is the first of its kind by
a major Florida university
booster organization.
With its expenditures on
student-athlete scholarships
leaping from $1 million in
1979 to $7 million this year
-to an estimated $10 million
in 2009, the Boosters intend
to manage costs and,flatten
the tuition cost curve by
partnering with the Florida
Prepaid College Foundation,
which has helped thousands
of Florida's students achieve
a higher education.
"The primary focus of
Seminole Boosters is to raise
money to pay the cost of
scholarships and we owe
it to our donors, university
leaders and students to think
outside the box to secure and
manage our expenses," said
Bob Fohl, past chairman of
Seminole Boosters. "Using
prepaid plans is a smart
move because it locks in
our rates, is guaranteed by
the State and generates cost
savings for us each year..
"Purchasing 25 prepaid
plans a year is a good start,
but our goal is to fund all
240 scholarships, so we need
Seminole fans'to support this


program by making donations
to' purchase prepaid plans.
We thank the Florida Prepaid
College Foundation and our
Inner Council for making
this happen."
The scholarships, which
are all tuition based, will
be distributed to in-state
student-athletes through
2018. The Florida Prepaid
College Foundation will
administer the scholarships.
"We're excited about
this initiative because it
demonstrates a creative
way to use Florida Prepaid
scholarships now and in the
future," said Ted Hoepner,
incoming president of the
Florida Prepaid College
Foundation and chairman
of the Florida Prepaid
College Board. "Through this
partnership, the Boosters will
lock in today's college rates
and secure an education for
student-athletes for years to
come."
As the fundraising arm
of Florida State University,
the Seminole Boosters, Inc.
is charged with generating
current and deferred
contributions for the purpose
of funding scholarships for
the Florida State University
Athletic Program and
providing financial security,
which contributes to the
program's long-term growth
and prosperity.
For information on
Seminole Boosters, or
to make, a contribution
towards funding academic
opportunities s for Florida
State University's student
athletes, call (850) 644-3484
or visit the website at www.
seminole-boosters.com.
The Florida Prepaid
College Foundation is the


charitable direct support
organization for the Florida
Prepaid College Board, which
manages the Florida Prepaid
College Plan and the Florida
College Investment Plan. The
Foundation also provides
college scholarships to low-
income children and other
Florida children in need.
Foundation scholarships
are funded by an annual
appropriation from the
Florida Legislature and by
tax-deductible contributions
from businesses, community
groups and individuals who
share the Foundation's
commitment to Florida's
children and their future.
Enrollment for the Florida
Prepaid College Plan started
October 17, 2005 and runs


through January 31, 2006.
The Florida Prepaid College
Plan is the largest program
of its kind in the country,
with more than one million
plans sold. For enrollment
information, call 1-800-552-
GRAD (4723) or visit www.
florida529plans.com. arid
members :of the Alumni
Association can access the
online community.
As always, graduates
and friends can join or renew
their membership in the
FSU Alumni Association via
the site and find the latest
information on member
benefits, alumni events and
other special activities. The
Alumni Association Web
address is www.alumni.fsu.
edu.


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The FSU Alumni online
community is another
step toward the Alumni
Association's mission of
creating opportunities for
alumni to network with each
other and stay connected to
FSU. The Alumni Association
strives to serve alumni after
graduation and throughout
their life through a> variety
of programs and services,
including alumni travel
programs, links to campus,
reunions and special events.
For more information
about the FSU Alumni
Association or the online
community, call (850) 645-
2319 or send an e-mail. to
ecleghorn(@alumni.fsu.edu.


an organization that provides
readjustment counseling to
combat veterans.
If these students are more
serious about life than their
civilian counterparts, it's no
wonder. This generation of
veterans is more likely to
have served in a war than any
other group of veterans since
World War II, according to
social work Professor Charles
Figley, the group's faculty
adviser and a veteran of the
Vietnam War. About half of
CVA's current members are
combat veterans.
While it's difficult to
estimate how many students
at FSU are veterans, there
are 522 students who are
using their veteran's benefits
this semester, according
to Cheryl Goodson, the
Veterans Affairs coordinator
at FSU. She thinks the CVA
can help veterans become
better students by offering
some stability and a sense of
community.
That's exactly what the
group's secretary/treasurer,
Kristy Scarpa, 22, a social
work graduate student, had
in mind when she initiated
the formation of the group.
Her father and uncle are
veterans and her boyfriend
is currently serving in
Afghanistan.
"I felt there was an
intense need for the military
veterans on campus to have
an outlet where they could
meet other military veterans,"
she said. The group hopes it
will inspire other veterans
to start CVA chapters on
campuses throughout Florida
and the nation.
For more information,
visit www.fsu.edu/~cva.


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Gourmet Sandwiehes and a Child's menu.
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518 West Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL
850-653-3474
Open 7 Days a Week
TUESDAYS NIGHTS
Snow Crab All You Can Eat
$15.95
THURSDAY NIGHTS
Peel & Eat Shrimp (hot or chilled)
$10.95
$1 off domestic beer
SATURDAY NIGHTS
Florida Lobster
$17.95
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3006 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950


Daily Lunch

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Restaurant and Ice Cream Hamburgers
Several Salads and Sides available including
Our wonderful Mahi-Mahi Salad
Karaoke every Wednesday night with $1 drafts.
Eat-in or Carry Out
We can accommodate private parties.
Fresh dipped Ice Cream, Sundaes, and Banana Splits
Cone Heads
8020 Cape San Bias Road
850-229-5252


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Forgotten Gardening


By Kay Kelley
If the rest of the world
had any idea how incredibly
beautiful the forgotten (once
more) coast is at this time of
year, we would have hoards
of tourists here every Fall in
numbers that would rival the
leaf-lookers further north.
Not only is the temperature
perfect, and 'our coastal
waters smooth, clear, and
warm, but the native beauty
of the landscape is, to me,
more beautiful now than at
any other time of year.
If I may, I will try to paint
a picture with words. Let's
begin in Mexico Beach, where*
the steadybeatofpilingdrivers
has quieted down some, and
tall, narrow, brightly colored
townhouses have sprouted
in neat rows. A few years
ago the idea of landscaping
caught on in this quiet little
beach town that used to
be landscaped, primarily,
by Mother Nature. Palm
trees, newly transplanted,
stuck out like sharpened
pencils everywhere. Almost
every new landscaped bed
Ljrhcided muhbly grass. Green
carpets of sod replaced beach
grasses, sand spurs, and the
short little red and yellow pin-
Wheeled flowers of gaillardia
that used to grow on most


every empty lot. Today, the
palm trees have matured into
a nice, tropical look along
Hwy. 98. The muhly grass is
worthy of poetry. Silky clouds
of pinkish- purple float above
handsome, fine-stemmed
clumps of grass in masses of
brilliant, dancing color. The
effect is splendid. Visitors
who only come during the
summer have no idea what
they are missing right now.
Down the highway a
ways, past St. Joe Beach, is
the stretch of road we will
deeply miss someday soon,
when a new highway scoots
us out into the woods and
around the back side of
WindMark. This stretch is as
natural and beautiful as any
place, anywhere. It showcases
some of the prettiest plants in
our coastal ecosystem, and at
this time of year, these plants
light up. The names of these
plants, you ask? Well, I wish I
could help you out with that.
Maybe someone out there can
help me out. I have looked
through wildflower books,
books on Florida natives,
and coastal plants books,
and I am still unable to say
for sure what these species
are. The evergreen one that
grows like a boxwood, we call
Florida rosemary. The sea


oats, everyone knows. But
the shrubby, low plant that
sends multiple stems straight
up in late summer, I'm not
sure of. I refer to it as seaside
goldenrod, but when I tried
to order the plant by that
name, I received something
completely different. It is
distinctive because the
buds are green at first, and
then less green, then light
green, and golden green, for
what seems like forever as
the flowers develop. Then,
suddenly, strikingly, \ tiny
clusters of flowers shine
bright gold over whorled,
grey-green leaves. What is it,
and why can't we buy it for
our coastal gardens?
Another mystery is what
we call October flower. The
plant itself has tiny reddish
leaves and is not really
noticeable at any other time of
year. But now, clouds of tiny
flowers on these non-descript
plants transform our coastal
landscape as surely as the
Texas bluebonnets transform
a prairie. The color ranges
from white on some plants to
buff or pale yellow on others.
Throughout the Fall, as
long as we don't go through
a early cold snap or severe
storm, these colors deepen
and mature into tawny golds


and browns. Lovely, but I
don't know what the name of
the plant is. Anybody?
Port St. Joe sports its
palm trees and muhly grass
plantings, too, along with
manicured lawns and pine
trees. Once upon a time, the
vacant field behind where the
new Piggly Wiggly is located
was full of native muhly
grass. It was quite a sight in
the Fall of the year, the whole
field illuminated like purple
smoke, with its matching,
new planting of muhly grass
at the entrance to the marina
across the street. Port St.
Joe's downtown landscaping
has matured to the point
where I no longer mourn the
loss of the maple and crape
myrtle trees. Now sabal
palms, palmettos, muhly
grass create oases between
parking spaces. Dune
sunflowers spill between
these plants and over the
curbs. Now and then a pin-
wheeled gaillardia pops up,
as if it has traveled over from
Mexico Beach for a visit, and
decided to stay.
Further down the road, in
Apalachicola and Eastpoint,
on to Carrabelle and Lanark
and beyond, these scenes of
coastal beauty are repeated to
unique settings. Wildflowers
take over the senses as the
road bends from north-
south to east-west, and at
this time of year they are
overwhelmingly purple and


gold: purple liatris, ironweed,
and ageratum grow through
golden patches of black-eyed
susans, swamp sunflower,
and goldenrod.
What does this all mean
to the gardener? Everything.
These are the plants that are
collected, maybe hybridized,
propagated, and eventually
offered for sale, first through
native plant nurseries,
and then, if they catch on,
throughout the industry.
Remember, little more than
ten years ago most people had
never heard of muhly grass.
Today it has transformed
our coastal landscape into
a spectacular Autumn color
show that rivals the changing
of the leaves elsewhere.
Maybe the planners of the
Apalachicola Seafood Festival
didn't have the landscape in
mind when they planned their
event for the first weekend
in November. Nonetheless,
visitors to our area will be
treated to more than they
might expect. They will leave
and tell their friends about
the stunning beauty of this
area, and who can resist
native beauty?

Project Graduation

All parents of Port St.
Joe High School Seniors are
urged to attend the plan-
ning meeting for Project
Graduation. The meeting will
be held in the High School
Commons area at 6pm. The
meeting will be brief, all par-
ents are invited.


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Henderson's Produce
309 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
227-7226

Turnips, Mustards, Collard $2.00 a bunch
Sweet Potatoes ... ....................... $.49 per pound
Tomatoes ................................................ $1.00 a pound
Melons ............................ and Lopes
Call H11 for all your produce needs.


Beachcombers Restaurant will be closed for two weeks,
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instructions and even a mood
music CD.
We tried the cream of
asparagus soup, chicken
saltimbocca with mushroom
risotto and maple-glazed
carrots, and chocolate
lava cakes, ($58.95 for two
servings). See accompanying
story.
Anyone sharp enough
to read the table-setting
instructions might also
n tice that the food was
wildly mediocre and hardly
worth the price.
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This New York-based
company has the same
preparation and high tone
as FiveLeaf, without the
celebrity chefs.
We didn't sample this
one, but with meals such
as beef burgundy, Chilean
sea bass in champagne
portabella mushroom sauce,
and maple-dijon chicken, we
wish we had.
Entrees $7.95 to $22.95
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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor
WHAT'S THE
RUSH?

An eye-opening survey
was recently released by
HouseValues Inc. that illus-
trates how much time is
involved in the purchase of
a home, right from the very
moment that the idea of mov-
ing has been planted.

Would you believe that the
survey found that buyers, like
sellers, frequently take up to
four years formulating their
needs and wishes before actu-
ally initiating a transaction?
Obviously, this doesn't include
people who are suddenly thrust
into the home buying market
because of job relocation, fam-
ily needs, or other motivations,
but the figures apply to most
consumers.

Once the decision to move for-
ward has been made, almost
half of buyers take six months


considenng types of homes
and neighborhoods before they
ever look through the listings.
So the most surprising result
of this survey is that consum-
ers select a real estate agent in
only one to three days!

The reasons they turn to a pro-
fessional are threefold: 1. They
want full access to all available
listings, 2. They heed help and
advice in negotiations, and 3.
They need someone to handle
all the paperwork and legali-
ties of the transaction.

So take your time as you con-
sider a decision as important
as buying a home. Do some
research on the Internet, keep
reading informative articles in
local publications, and then
make your choice based on
honesty and trust. Happy
house hunting!


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


The holiday, favorite' Nitutcrcker retitrns to Panamai City', fOr one night onl at the
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at GCCC

Early registration for the
spring 2006 semester at Gulf
Coast Community College
will be conducted Nov. 28
to Dec. 2 from 7:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Friday in the Office
of Admissions and Records
on campus.
Early registration at
the Gulf/Franklin Center is
Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. (EST) Monday through
Friday.
Early registration at the
Tyndall Air Force Base Office
is November 16 from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
Registration for the North
Bay Center is Nov. 28 to Dec.
2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
All registration fees for
the spring term must be paid
on or before Jan. 2, 2006.
All day and evening classes
begin Jan. 5, 2006. For more
information, call (850) 872-
3892.


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FHP needs Your Help


The Florida Highway
patrol is trying to locate
anyone who may have been
traveling eastbound on
Interstate 10 in the area of
the 152 mile marker near
the community of Sneads,


Grand Ridge and Marianna
in Jackson County, around
8 p.m. on August 18, 2005.
Troopers are looking for
witnesses to a commercial
truck carrying lumber which
lost part of its load along


several miles of Interstate 10.
Duty Officer Amber Pittman,
employed by the Florida
Highway Patrol's Tallahassee
Regional Communications
Center, was a passenger in
a vehicle about a minute or
so behind the truck. A 4x4
or landscape-type timber
from that truck fell into the
direct path of her vehicle.
Duty Officer Pittman, off
duty in her private vehicle,
was 'enroute to her home
when she encountered the
timber, in the roadway.
Her husband, Mark, was
driving and swerved in an
attempt to avoid the large
timber. He subsequently
lost control of the vehicle, it
overturned and entrapped
Duty Officer Pittman. During


Terry D Dykes was
arrested on 10/17/05 for
failure to appear for petty
theft. The victim failed to
notify the sheriffs office he
had returned and paid for
the gas. The warrant for his
arrest should not have been
issued.
10/23/05
Gregory S. Swenson,
w/m, 39, Wewahitchka
vop-possession controlled
substance;
Elizabeth A. Mann, w/f,
23, Wewahitchka, battery;
10/24/05
Michael L. Nicholson, b/
m, 39, Port St.Joe, violation
probation;
David Eugene Harris,
w/m, 39, Panama City, FTA-
DUI;


Bobby Smith Harris,
b/m, 27, Apalachicola child
support;
William T. Vordenbaum,
w/m, 36, Opelika FTA-dwlsr,
FTA-possession, marijuana;
10/25/05
Felipe Tejaja Cariscal, w/
m, 44, Panama City, sexual
battery;
10/26/05
Harold D. Marshall, w/
m, 45, Port St. Joe VOP-DUI,
Stephen M. Tarantino,
w/m, 20, Port St. Joe
possession marijuana;
10/27/05
Carolyn A. Shrewsberry,
w/f, 36, Wewahitchka, DUI,
Lee E. Jones, w/m, 20,
Clarksville VP-computer
pornography, and child
exploitation,


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this crash her spine was
crushed and she sustained
injuries that have left her
paralyzed from the chest
down. Duty Officer Pittman
was airlifted to Flowers
Hospital in Dothan Alabama.
After being stabilized she
was transferred to Shepherd
Spine Care Center in Atlanta.
She underwent additional
surgery on October 23.
As the truck has not been
located, and Amber has only
been employed by the Florida
Highway Patrol for nine
months, she has less than
two weeks of available sick
leave, so expenses are now
a major concern. Members
of the Patrol are donating
their personal sick leave to
Amber, but additional help is
needed. Amber will be in the
Shephard Spine Care Center
for a minimum of .three
months. Her husband, Mark,
and her mother, Donna,


"Law Enforcement Announce


Employees are,
The Florida Sheriff's
Association today announced
their support for issues for the
2006 Legislative Session. The
Florida Sheriffs Association
Board of Directors and
Legislative Committee met
in Ocala, F1 on October 10,
to discuss and formulate
the association's legislative
priorities.
The continuing focus for
Florida's Sheriff's is to improve
the retirement benefits
for high risk employees
and 9-1-1 Operators and
telecommunicators.


Number One"
"Our hard working law
enforcement and detention
members deserve a quality
retirement program that will
support their quality of life
needs and reward them for
years of productive-and in
many cases-dangerous public
service. When our employees
devote an entire career to the
law enforcement or detention
profession, they deserve- a
fair and secure retirement
plan." Sheriff Kevin Beary,
President of the Florida
Sheriffs Association.


are trying to stay in Atlanta
with her. In an attempt to
defray travel and lodging
costs, and acquire another
vehicle that will be eventually
handicapped equipped,
concerned members of the
public have been calling to
provide financial assistance
to Duty Officer Pittman.
There are numerous
expenses for her anticipated
long term care, refurbishment
of her residence to
accommodate a paralytic,
equipping a specialty
handicap vehicle, and day to
day living expenses. Her auto
insurance coverage will be
exhausted, and since troopers
have no suspect vehicle, no
claims can be made against
the suspect who caused this
traffic crash.
Duty Officer Pittman
dispatched troopers everyday
to help people involved
in crashes and now finds
herself a victim. Amber is
almost 24 years of age, just
married several months ago,
and is now facing this life
changing experience. Her co-
workers are asking anyone
who wants to help financially
in any manner, to send their
financial gift to : The Duty
Officer Pittman Trust c/o
Wachovia Bank-Account
2000025898130.
In addition, anyone
who may have witnessed
this crash, or who may
have information about the
commercial truck that lost its
load, please contact Trooper
Michael Baxley at (850) 482-
9512.
If anyone has any
questions or is able to provide
other types of assistance
for Amber, please contact


Duty Officer Supervisor Mike
Jenkins at 850-245-7700,
Ext 231, or via email at
jenkinsm(flicjn.net
The men and women of
the Florida Highway Patrol
thank everyone in advance
for helping one of their own,
and encourages everyone in
advance, and encourages
everyone to forward this
information to their family
and friends. Again, thank
you in advance for your
help. Please pass this on to
everyone you know in the

Gulf County

Sheriff's Office

The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office will be doing vehicle
safety inspections and
interdiction for contraband
on SR 71, SR 22, SR 30, CR
386 and. all county roads
in Gulf County.They will be
checking for vehicle defect,
Driver's License status and
for illegal contraband. This
operation is being done to
.insure the safety of motorists
driving in Gulf County.


Weekly Report

from M.B.D.P.S.

During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police
Department answered
23, calls for service, and
investigated 1 theft.
During this same
period officers of the Mexico
Beach Police Department
investigated two traffic
citations and two traffic
warnings.


U.S. Department of the Army and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural

Resources Conservation Service sign Local Operating Agreement for Wetland Protection


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Since 1994, the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Natural
Resource Conservation
Service (NRCS), U.S.
Environmental Protection


Agency and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service were parties
to a national Memorandum of
Agreement (MOA) concerning
the delineation of wetlands


under the Clean Water Act
and the Food Security Act.
This MOA spelled out each
agency's responsibilities
to what was termed


Florida Becomes First State to File Legislation

to Preserve Citizens' Rights During Emergencies


This week, legislation to
prohibit firearm confiscation
(HB 285) was filed in Florida
to help preserve the right of
citizens to lawfully posses
firearms during and officially
declared state of emergency.
The bill was filed by Florida
Representative Mitch
Needleman (R-Melbourne)
and has the full support of
the National Rifle Association
(NRA).
"The breakdown of civil
order in New Orleans during
the aftermath of Hurricane
Katrina demonstrates that
Americans' right to keep


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and bear arms are especially
important during a state of
emergency," declared Chris
W. C6x,NRA's chief lobbyist.
"As promised, the NRA is
taking measures to ensure
that the Second Amendment
is not another casualty
during a declared emergency
in every state across the
country. This week, Florida
becomes the first state to
take that important step."
HB 285 clarifies the
authority of the governor
during a declared emergency
by asserting that "nothing
contained in this chapter shall
be constructed to authorize
the seizure the taking, or
confiscation of firearms that
are lawfully possessed."
The New York Times
reported in early September
thatlegallypossessedfirearms
were being confiscated
from law abiding citizens,
quoting the superintendent
of police that "only law
enforcement are allowed to
have weapons." A Louisiana
state statue allows the chief
law enforcement officer
to "regulate possession" of
firearms during declared
emergencies.
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victories in preserving
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September, the United States
District Court in Louisiana
sided with NRA by issuing '
a restraining order to bar
further gun confiscations
from peaceable and law-
abiding victims of Hurricane
Katrina in New Orleans.
Responding to more NRA legal
pressure, FEMA announced
this week it is overturning
its own policy that prevents
law-abiding gun owners
from bringing legal firearms
with them when staying in
temporary housing trailer
parks
"We appreciate Rep.
Needleman acting quickly to
protect Florida's law-abiding
citizens," said Marion P.
Hammer, past NRA president
and current Executive
Director of Unified Sportsmen
of Florida. "The purpose of
the .Second Amendment is
to provide lawful Americans
with the means to protect
themselves and their loved
ones. And that right is of
utmost importance during a
time of disaster."
HB 285 has been filed
for consideration in the
2006 Session of the Florida
Legislature. The Legislature
is slated to convene on March
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"agricultural" lands.
"In Florida, the MOA
worked extremely well," said
Stuart Santos, Jacksonville
District's regulatory program
manager. The Corps and
NRCS had a very successful
partnership and ensured that
the national goal of wetlwand
protection was achieved on
agricultural lands while at
the same time minimizing
impacts to affected
landowners. In early 2005, the
national MOA was dissolved,
and in February 2005, the
NRCS and the Corps issued
Joint Guidance from their
respective headquarters,
encouraging the NRCS state
conservationists and Corps
district engineers to develop
local partnerships and
procedures for providing the
best service to landowners
and the best protections for
wetland resources.
Florida is the first in
the nation to develop a local
partnership. A copy of the
Letter of Agreement (LOA) is
available in the Corps website
under "hot topics," www.saj.
usage.army.mil.
This agreement gives
us a framework for working
together," said Rosalind
Moore, FloridaNRCS Wetland
Conservation Program
Manager. "It reduces the
burden, on the producer
by streamling wetland
delineations and the permit
process for those whowork
with both the NRCS and the
Corps."
For further information,
please contact the Corps'
Corporate Communication
Office at 904-234-2236.





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By Virginia Bathurst Beck
Gools and Goblins
Halloween! I've been
through many of them.
When my girls and two boys
were little, I don't think
even Christmas surpassed
Halloween as a favorite
holiday. They never let one
go by without snagging their
dad and I to take part. Well I
took part by getting together
costumes and then going with
them to supervise. Their dad
took part by staying home
and giving out treats. He also

'Seven Days'Of
From country to jazz,
from Napoleon to Nelson, the
eighth season of Seven Days
of Opening Nights, Feb. 16-28,
2006, offers a spectacular array
of world-renowned artists
and performers. The annual
festival, sponsored by Florida
State University and a host of
educational and community
partners, spotlights nationally
recognized performers.
Live music performances
include American icon
Willie Nelson (sponsored by
Capital City Bank l: five-time,
Grammy Award-winning
singer, songwriter Al Jarreau;
jazz musicians Pat Metheny
Trio w Christina McBride


waited for them to bring their
goodies home so he could go
through them.
Way back then, we didn't
buy the kids costumes. We
made them. Usually the kids
were content to have a sheet
thrown over their heads with
two holes in it for eyes. That's
a ghost in case you didn't
know.
The older they grew the
more sophisticated their
ideas for costumes became
and guess who made them?
They dressed up different

Opening Nights'
and Antonio Sanchez; and
musician/storyteller Arlo
Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant
Massacre 40th Anniversary
Tour."
Not to be missed: Pulitzer
Prize-winning author Richard
Russo; writer and storyteller
Garrison Keillor's "Lake
Wobegon Days"; actors Roscoe
Lee Browne and Anthony
Zerbe in "Behind the Broken
Words." a celebration of 20th
century poetry and drama
at Tallahassee Community
College; a dance performance
by PHILADANCO; and MQMIX
"Passion," a multimedia
performance by dance
illusionists.


Apalachicola River


Thel MaT Brogan Museum-
of Art and Science is proud to
be a collaborate partner \\ith
award winning photographers,
film makers, and musicians
who are collaborating on a
project to document, educate,
and entertain audiences
about the importance of one
of the nation's remaining
pristine bodies of water. The
artists will collectively and
independently capture the
people. the landscape, the
etological treasures and the
diversity of life along the river
as it winds between Alabama.
Georgia andd Florida.
CIlyde Butcher: Landscape
photographer extraorduqtre,
he has often been described
as the "Ansel Adams of
Florida" for his striking and
bold, black and white images
profiling the Everglades and
southern Florida. He began
photographingthe beauty of the
river before Hurricane Dennis.
He's stark contrast of "before"
and "aier" images provide a
unique understanding about
the impact of hurricanes on
natural landscapes.
Richard Bickel:
Photoiournalist Richard
Bickel came to Apalachicola
on assignment and made it his
home. He has photographed
in over 70 countries and
published throughout the
world. His photo credits
include leading publications,
such as The New York Times,
National Geographic books,
The LosAngeles Times, Coastal
Living, Travel and Leisure
and many more. He recently
published The Last Great Bay,
a book of photographs about
Apalachicola Bay.
For the new project, Mr.
Bickel \will be shooting the
people in the region while
Clyde Butcher shoots the
landscape. They will work
independently for a unified
result that will forever remind
us of one of our nation's most
beautiful remaining rivers.
Elam Stoltzfus: Like Mr.
Bickel, Mr. Stoltzfus is from
the region. He has a strong


sense of the importance of
this project and considers
himself to be entrusted to
produce a film that will serve
the needs and interests of
both students and adults. The
final product will be intended
for PBS broadcast as well
as an educational experience
within the museum exhibit.
The film's segments will
include: Historical Accounts,
Current Activities, What
Does the Future Hold and
a Conclusion. From Native
American ancestry to current
Native American residents,
the animal and plant species
that live along the river and
life as we know it is changing
before our eyes. The film will
offer a colorized version of
"the story" while the two still
photographers will enjoy the
stark drama that., tells the


each year. They covered the
whole gamut of black cats-
a-crawling, spooks-a-scaring
goblins-a gobbling, pumpkins-
a-glowing, monsters-a-
shrieking, souls-a-groaning,
and bats-a-flying...
One Halloween they
wanted specific costumes. I
had made my older boy a
skeleton costume that he had
worn that year for the Sixth
Grade Operetta, Tom Sawyer.
It was made out of black silk
that covered his entire body
including his head. Then on


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the front I painted a skeleton
with white paint that glowed
in the dark. When they turned
the lights out for the cemetery
scene, the only thing that
showed up was the skeleton.
He wanted to wear that to
trick or treat in. Well 0. K. I
had one costume made.
That left the other boy
and girl. My girl had tutus
from her ballet classes. I
dressed one of them as a
ballerina with ballet shoes, a
wig and makeup. The other
one dressed as the dancing
partner with tight pants, a
blouse with large sleeves and
black ballet shoes. We added
a tight hat that hid the blond
hair and put a scarf tied gypsy
style to hide the hat. I ended
up still with a boy and a girl,
but miraculously the boy and
girl had changed places. The


2006 Offers Kaleidoscope Of Artists, Performers


Among the special musical
features are a PRISM: Special
Edition II concert featuring
FSU bands and ensembles in
a surround-sound setting, and
PRI's From the Top, broadcast
live from FSU (made possible
by the National Endowment
for the Arts, the Massachusetts
Cultural Council and the
PRI Program Fund). From
the Top host Christopher
O'Riley returns for a second
appearance as he conducts
the FSU Universitv Symphony
Orchestra (sponsored by
Legacy Toyota).
Also on the agenda are
art exhibits celebrating the
life and times of Napoleon:


story in "black and white."
Sammy Tedder: A
regional musician who plays
alto and soprano saxophones,
river cane flutes, Irish low
whistle, percussion, dulcimer
and keyboard. Sammy will
record nature sounds and
incorporate them into the
original music pieces he
develops for the project.
Music will be mixed at Possum
Tracks Studio in Sopchoppy,
a name and location indicative
of Mr. Tedder's roots and
commitment to the project.
The Mary Brogan
Museum of Art and Science:
The Brogan Museum had the
pleasure of wor ki-uilth Clyde
Butcher and Elam Stolzfus on
a previous film and exhibit
pro ec t entitled Living Waters.
The Brogan will be the site for
the debut of the Apalachicola
River: An American Treasure
ehibit and will coordinate
travel of the exhibit and related
elements to other museums in
and outside of Florida., The


an exhibit of the work of
Florida women artists, and
several other art exhibits;
the traditional family-friendly
Saturday Matinee of the
Arts; another family friendly
performance with singer/
songwriters Dan, Zanes and
Friends; arts seminars, and
much more.
Priority ticketing for
members of Seven Days of
Opening Nights is available
beforeNov. 14. For information
on becoming a member and
special supporter of Seven
Days of Opening Nights, call
850-644-7670 or visit www.
sevendaysfestival.org.
Series tickets I four or


prunimary targeted museums
will be those in proximity to
the river, including Florida,
Alabama and Georgia.
The Brogan Museum will
create educational components
for the project including a
special publication for
students called Newspapers
in Education.
Apalachicola River: An
American Treasure will open
as the premiere event during
the fourth annual Florida
Wine Festival. This three day
celebration begins on March
30 with wine and dinner
pairings at area restaurants.
The debut will take place on
March 31st.
For more information
about the project, tickets to
The Florida Wine Festival
or inquiries to host the
exhibition, please contact The
Brogan Museum at 850-513-
0700.


more events) go on sale Nov.
14. Single tickets will be
available Nov. 28. For schedule
and ticket information, call
850-644-6500 or see www.
sevendavsfestival.org. All
performances are subject to
change.
Benefits of the Seven
Days festival extend beyond
performances alone: artists
and performers offer master
classes, community forums
and other educational
opportunities for students
and arts lovers at all levels.


boy had become the ballerina
and my girl his partner. They
had a wonderful time because
no one recognized them until
they identified themselves.
That was the most
memorable Halloween I
remember. My husband Dan,
stayed home, gave out candy
and waited for his popcorn
balls. I went with my kids
to supervise but stayed in
the background so as not to
interfere with their fun. Of
course I helped them eat their
candy when we got home.
My friend made popcorn
balls and put my husband's
name on one because she knew
he loved them. I remember
too that one old gentleman
they saved till last because,
when he run out of treats to
give the treat or treaters, he
gave out quarters.


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views from all around. Large porch
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2 beautifully landscaped lots. 1 blk
to river/park. Gleaming hardwood
floors, spacious kitchen w/granite
counters, Built in 2003. Includes
348 sq ft bldg. with many possible
uses. MLS 105867 $749,500


BAY FRONT -Panoramic bay & gulf
views throughout this lovely bay
front Cape home. Spacious kitchen,
living-dining area which opens onto
large screened porch for dinners
overlooking the bay. MLS 104639
$997,500






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


CAPE SAN BLAS MOTIVATED SELLER Beautifully
wooded lot in Southbeach. Adjacent lot is listed at $485,000.
Terrific investment opportunity. MLS 105570 $335,000
PARK POINT Large corner lot in a great new Cape com-
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the bay, or the Park Point pool just across the street. MLS
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BOARDWALK Prime corner lot in established Cape San
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850-227-5566


PUBLIC NOTICE



BILL WILLIAMS, DISTRICT THREE

COMMISSIONER, WILL HOLD

A TOWN HALL MEETING ON

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2005
AT 6:00 RM., E.S.T., AT THE

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ITEMS OF INTEREST TO YOUR

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This year I have no little
kids to take from door to door
trick or threaten' but so I guess
we'll go up to Reid St. and
take part in the Halloween
antics that will go on there
tonight. We went last year and
had a blast watching all the
costumes and giving out our
treats there.
It's a fallacy that Halloween
is for the kids. At least in our
family the parents have as
much fun if not more than
the kids.


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12B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 3, 2005


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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-
83.809).
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
Property
Doug Wamble W16 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Property
Rosylan Beachum 55
Misc. Furnishings &
Personal Property
Dan Bolden 36 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Property
David McCroan 18 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Property
Tammy Bowers 9 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Property
Antonio Ross 4 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Property
Camilla Hunter 1 Misc.
Furnishings & Personal
Property
Publish October 20 & 27,
November 3, 2005.
PUBLIC NOTICE
The contents of the following
storage units located at 1249
Hwy 22 Mini Storage Wewa,
Florida will be opened and mer-
chandise sold on November 12,
2005 for rent if not brought up


to date.
Unit# 16 Diane Steele
Unit# 17 Margaret
Hightower
Unit# 48 Dana Lemka
Unit# 63 Angie Dykes
Unit# 100 Eva Stroveman
Publish October 27 & November
3, 2005
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
The Gulf County School Board
is accepting bids on (2) Dodge
Ram (2005) 1500 St. reg cab 4x2
pick-up trucks. Color, bright
white with H.D. vinyl 40/20/40
bench seat. Trailer tow group,
automatic transmission, anti-
spin differential axle, 3.7 L, V-6
engine short wheel base.
Bids should be submitted to
the maintenance office to the
attention of Greg Layfield,
Maintenance Coordinator.
Closing date for bids November
3, 2005 opening date for bid
November 3, 2005, 12:00 P.M.
E.S.T.
If you have questions call
(850) 229-8369 or come by the
Maintenance Department 150
Middle School Road, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456
Publish October 27 & November
3, 2005

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That
pursuant to a Writ of Execution
issued in the County Court of
Calhoun County, Florida, on
the 12th day of January, 2005,
in the cause wherein Dixie Land
Assets was plaintiff and Donald
Flint Mowrey, Jr. and Ruby
Philyaw Mowrey was defendant,
being case No. CC20010015 in
said Court.
I Dalton Upchurch, As Sheriff


of Gulf County, Florida, have
levied upon all the right, title
antd interest of defendant
Donald and Ruby Mowrey in
and to the following described
property, to-wit: The interest
of defendant Ruby Philyaw
Mowrey in lots 1, 35, 7 of Block
11, and the West half of that
part of Jackson Street lying
South of lola Street and West
of Block 7 and East of Block 11
in Oak Grove Subdivision Gulf
County, Florida., according to
the official map on play thereof
on file in the office of the clerk
of Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Florida plat book 1, page 12 and
on the 21st day of November,
2005, at the front steps of the
Gulf County Courthouse, in
the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida, at the hour of
11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter
as possible, I will offer for sale
all of the said defendant's Ruby
Philyaw Mowrey right, title and
interest in aforesaid property
at public outcry and will the
same, subject to all prior liens,
encumbrances and judgements,
if any, to the highest and best
bidder or bidders for CASH, the
proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the, payment of
costs and the satisfaction of the
above described execution.
Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida
/s/Dalton Upchurch
In accordance with the
American with Disabilities Act,
persons with disabilities need
a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding
should contact no later
than seven days prior to the
proceeding at.
Publish October 27, November


3, 10, 17, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF OSCAR
DAVID REDD, SR.
deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 2005-059pr

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of OSCAR DAVID REDD,
SR., deceased, File Number, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER 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 dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing 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 publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER 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 other creditors of the
decedent and person having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of First publica-
tion of the Notice is 27, October
2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar. No. 699070
Personal Representatives:
Freddie Branch
P.O. Box 252 .
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Henrietta Branch
P.O. Box 252
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Publish October 27, November
3, 10, 17, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY

IN RE: The Estate of'
Case No.: 05-76-PR
In Probate
ROY E. ROBINSON,
deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING


CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the
estate of Roy E. Robinson,
deceased, File Number 05-76-
PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and that personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is November
3, 2005.
WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &


GROOM, P.A.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
TERRANCE J. STAAB
9117 Tulip Avenue
116 Sailors Cove Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish November 3 & 11,
2005
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that
the 2005 Tax Roll has been
delivered by the Gulf County
Property Appraiser to the Gulf
County Tax Collector. The 2005
Tax Toll is open for collection
beginning November 7, 2005.
The Tax Collector's office is
located in the Gulf County
Courthouse, Room 147, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida. Office
hours are from 9 A.M. 5 P.M.
EST. Monday through Friday
except holidays. The mail-
ing address is 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., 147, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
Real and Personal Property
taxes will be collected as lev-
ied by the following Taxing
Authorities:
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners
Gulf County School Board
Northwest Florida Water
Management District
City of Port St. Joe
City of Wewahitchka
St. Joseph Fire Control
District
Tupelo Fire Control District
Howard Creek Fire Control
District
Overstreet Fire Control
District
Discount Schedule
4% Discount if paid
'November 7 December 6
3% Discount if paid
December 7 December 31
2% Discount if paid January
1% Discount if paid


February
Payable without discount in
March
Taxes delinquent April 1
Shirley J. Jenkins
Tax Collector
Gulf County, Florida
(850) 229-5353
Publish November 3, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port
Authority has cancelled its
regular monthly meeting on
Monday, November 14, 2005,
at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the
Gulf County Public Library,
Library. Meeting Room, 110
Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida, and rescheduled the
Port St. Joe Port Authority
regular monthly meeting on
Monday, NOVEMBER 16, 2005,
AT THE CAPITAL CITY BANK,
BOARD MEETING ROOM,
504 MONUMENT AVENUE,
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA. All
who wish, may attend and be
heard.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Publish November 3, 2005
NOTICE OF SALE
GULF SOUTH SELF
STORAGE located at 746 4th
St., Port St. Joe, FL shall sell
the contents of storage unit
Nos. 15, 102, 108, 126, 129 &
130 at public sale at the site
located at the above address on
Saturday, November 5, 2005 at
10:00 AM EST. The contents of
these unites include household
goods and other miscellaneous
items.
Publish November 3, 2005


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 9, 2005
EMERGENCY MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in emergency session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy Mc-
Farland, Clerk Becky Norris,
Deputy Clerk Kari Summers,
Chief Administrator Don But-
ler, Administrator Staff Assis-
tant Lynn Stephens, Building
Official Brad Bailey, Building
Inspector Lee Collinsworth,
Emergency Management Direc-
tor R. Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, E.M.S. Direc-
tor Shane McGuffin, Human
Resources Director Denise
Manuel, Maintenance Super-
intendent Steve Mork; Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road Department Superinten-
dent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett, Sheriffs
Office Major Joe, Nugent, and
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 9:03 a.m.,
E.D.T. -
HURRICANE DENNIS
Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that
Hurricane Dennis is currently
following the track from July
8th, and the 8:00 a.m. advisory
has the projected landfall in
the Pensacola area on Sunday
afternoon around 2:00 p.m. He
reported that Gulf County will
begin feeling the Tropical Storm
force winds by 12:00 midnight
or 1:00 a.m. in the Cape San
Bias area. He also reported that
it is forecast to be a high cat-
egory-two or low category-three
storm at landfall. Upon recom-
mendation by SheriffUpchurch,
.Commissioner Traylor motioned
to issue a mandatory evacua-
tion order from the intersection
of Highway 71 and Highway 98
(waterside) to Cape San Blas,
Indian Pass and all low-lying
areas to the Franklin County
line, and all mobile homes in
Gulf County. Commissioner.
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Pe-
ters, Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that
the Red Cross will be opening
shelters today. Upon inquiry by
T.D.C. Director Pickett, Emer-
gency Management Director


opened for the people evacuat-
ing from Gulf County. Adminis-


trator Staff Assistant Stephens
inquired about the staging
areas for evacuation. Commis-
sioner McLemore stated the
pick-up areas in .- .h,',i ,i
would' be the Community Cen-
ter. Commissioner Barnes stat-
ed the Senior Citizens Building
and Washington Recreational
Center can be pick-up area in
Port St. Joe. Doug Kent, Health
Department Administrator, ap-"
peared before the Board and
reported that the special needs
shelter for our area will be in
Marianna, and individuals will
need to come through E.O.C. to
get a slip to gain entry into the
special needs shelter. Lee Vin-
cent; City of Port St. Joe Man-
ager, appeared before the Board
and stated that they will be
shutting off the booster pumps
for the water systems at White
City and Highland View at 6:00
p.m. today. He stated that there
might be a reduction of water
pressure in these areas. Com-
missioner Williams reported
that due to the complaints on
price-gouging, he has spoken
to the owner of the business.
Commissioner Williams recom-
mended that County Attorney
McFarland be.allowed to moni-
tor this, and follow up with the
Attorney General's Office. Com-

c l.:, : ". r ', ;-. : : i "'.-.i.. l.. : r.,
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously, Commissioner
Traylor inquired about the Pris-
on system. Lt. Jay McCorvey, of
G.C.I., discussed that he has
five crews available, if needed.
Chairman Peters discussed that
we need help from the prisoners
with making sandbags. Sheriff
Upchurch recommended that a
Local State of Emergency Proc-
lamation prohibiting the sale of
alcohol, firearms and explosives
be established for the County.
Commissioner Barnes motioned
to approve the proclamation for
prohibiting the sale of alcohol,
firearms and explosives in the
County. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion for dis-
cussion. After further discus-
sion Commissioner Barnes and
Commissioner Traylor included
in the motion and second, that
this will be for the mandatory
evacuation areas only. The mo-
tion then passed unanimously.
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner Barnes, the meeting
did then adjourn at 9:28 a.m.,
E.D.T.

NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


ORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 12, 2005
REGULAR MEETING

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in a regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Ad-
ministrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Building Inspector
Lee Collinsworth, Emergency
Management Director Secre-
tary Stephanie Richardson,
Emergency Management Direc-
tor/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Main-
tenance Superintendent Steve
Mork, Planner David Richard-
son, Public Works Director Ger-
ald Shearer, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Solid Waste Director Joe Dan-
ford, Sheriff Dalton Upchurch,
Sheriffs Office Major Mike Har-
rison, and Sheriffs Office Major
Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Commissioner Barnes
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Chairman Peters led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
1. Agreement Engineering -
Herman Harmon Grant Project
(Bid #0405-12 $92,025.00)

2. BCC Letter Chairman
DCA (Herman Harmon
C.D.B.G.)

3. Grant Agreement Hon-
eyville Community Park
F.R.D.A.P. ($200,000.00 *
#f6183)
Grant Agreement Dead
' Lakes Park F.R.D.A.P.
($200,000.00 #6208)
Grant Amendment #1
Cape Lighthouse Renovation
(extends completion date to
.12/31/05)
Grant Amendment #2
Cape Lighthouse Keeper's
Quarters Renovation Project
(extends completion date to
12/31/05)

4. Invoice Agency for
Health Care Administra-


tion Medicaid (May, 2005 *
$14,727.26 to be paid from
Account #52264-34100)
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (June, 2005 *
$7,104.00 to be paid from
Account #21314-31100)
Sheriffs Office/Security
Equipment Company ($307.00
to Security Equipment *
$426.00 to Security Equipment
* to be paid from Account
#26219-31000)

5. Payment Request Wewa
Search & Rescue (expenses
incurred during the Flood of
2005 $448.81)

6. Purchase Request Sand
Berm Reconstruction Project -
A.T.V. (Club Car $9,325.72 *
to be purchased through State
Contract #GSO7F-8745D)

7. Resignation Mosquito
Control Director Joe Danford
(10/1/05)

8. S.H.I.P. Purchase As-
sistance (Monique H. Bavaud *
$11,615.00)

9. Special Projects Payments,
as follows:

Dist. 1 Piggly
Wiggly Howard Creek Com-
munity Health Fair
$42.87

(End)

PUBLIC HEARING /
GARBAGE RECEPTACLES
ORDINANCE
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance regarding removal
of garbage receptacles from
various County right-of-ways,
County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance
by title and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
Traylor motion to adopt the fol-
lowing-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.

ORDINANCE NO. 2005-13

AN ORDINANCE OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA REGU-
LATING THE REMOVAL OF
GARBAGE RECEPTACLES
FROM CERTAIN DESIGNAT-
ED TOURIST CORRIDORS;
PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY
FOR VIOLATION; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.

.*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*


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Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance imposing a one-half
cent small county sales tax,
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE
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GulfSount Boad of ountgComision e MiuesCntne


reported that the Attorney Gen-
eral has received 41 complaints
from Gulf County residents
regarding local gasoline price-
gouging, arid they are investi-
gating The Shell Station and
The Express Lane in Port St.
Joe.
BUDGET PACKETS
Clerk Norris reported that
the Budget Packets will be
ready and distributed to the
Commissioners on Wednesday,
July 14th.
BUILDING PERMITS
Chief Administrator Butler
recommended that the Board
allow the Building Department
to start issuing emergency per-
mits for the residents to put
sand back around their homes
along the.coast line. He stated
this is something the Board can
do anytime within 30 days after
a major storm. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve
this request. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
GASKIN PARK
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the D.E.P. permit
has been received for the Gaskin
Park Project, but the Couinty is
still waiting for the Corps of En-
gineers permit. Chief Adminis-
-trator Butler requested permis-
sion to request a change order
from McCormick Contracting
(Bid #0304-27) to drive the ad-
ditional pilings for this project.
After discussion, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this request., Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Upon discussion and rec-
ommendation by Chief Admin-
istrator Butler, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to request
an extension on the F.R.D.A.P.
grant for this project, due to the
excessive amount of time it has
taken to receive the permits.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
ROAD DAMAGE C.R. 30-A
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that during Hurricane
Dennis, C.R. 30-A received
damage to the culvert on the
west side of Indian Pass. He
reported that the damaged area
was eight feet in diameter, and
that the pipe has been ordered
(the Road Departnient has gone
to pick-up the pipe today) to
repair the road in the Indian
Pass area. Chief Administrator
Butler stated the price for the
pipe is $383.30 above the bid
policy, but recommended that
the Board approve the purchase
on an emergency basis. Com-
missioner Williams motioned
to approve this recommenda-
tion. Commissioner Barnes sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
COURTHOUSE ROOF
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed the leaks in the
Courthouse roof. He stated
that the County should be re-
ceiving $300,000.00 from the
State ,nd re':.:.mmr,,--ded r,at
the -2 .::-d a, err se r.:. r,::, ..
'sealed bids for this project.
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve this recom-
mendation, and Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion.
After further discussion by
Chairman Peters, the motion
passed unanimously.
EMERGENCY BID -
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Emergency Management
Secretary Richardson appeared
before the Board and requested
that they be allowed to pur-
chase a copier on an emergency
basis. She stated that they have
received quotes for a copier--
arid would like to purchase the
Toshiba E-Studio 350 through
State Contract #600-340-
03-1, in the total amount of
$5,049.00, from Coastal Busi-
ness 'Products (they have the
funds available). Commissioner
Traylor' motioned to approve
this request. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Emergency Management
Secretary Richardson also. re-
ported that Emergency Manage-
ment has ordered a high capac-
ity fax machine for $1,895.00,
that will allow them to send
out 473 broadcast faxes at one
time. She stated that this would
make their efficiency much bet-
ter during an emergency situa-
tion. After discussion by Chair-
man Peters,- Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approved
this purchase. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
HURRICANE DENNIS
RECOVERY
Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
discussed the recovery efforts
after Hurricane Dennis. He
discussed that they were just
about to begin the project, for
the sand berms, and had to pull
the equipment froin the proj-
ect due to the storm. He stated
that this will push them past
the deadline for this project.
He also stated that F.E.M.A.
will need to come in and as-
sess additional damage done by
Hurricane Deinnis. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson stated that all of the de-
bris will have to be cleaned up,
and it will be approximately six
weeks before the project can
begin. He stated that F.E.M.A.
was here today, and the State
and County have requested
their assistance. Emergency
Management/911, Coordinator
Nelson stated that the Building
Department has notified them
that there are people who need
individual assistance. He stat-
ed that the County did receive
category A and B Assistance,


which is emergency response
and debris removal. He also
stated that they will be apply-
ing for categories C through G
which is for public buildings,
roadways, infrastructure, etc.
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Nelson 'reported
that water, tarps, bug spray,
and ice have been requested.
He also stated that sand bags
have been requested, but will
probably have to be used for
the flooding that is expected to
occur.
FLOOD
Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nel-
son reported that the Na-
tional Weather Service is
expecting the Apalachicola
River at Blountstown to crest at
21.7 feet on Friday, July 15th,
and the Chipola River is fall-
ing at this time. He stated that
this needs to be monitored very
closely, and the County needs
to be prepared. He also reported
that sandbags will be available
if needed. Commissioner Tray-
lor discussed posting" the daily
river readings in Howard Creek,
Dalkeith, Stone Mill Creek and
the City of Wewahitchka to
keep the public informed. Com-
missioner Traylor inquired as
to who would be responsible
for getting this information to
the businesses. Major Nugent
stated that the Sheriffs Office
will be responsible for posting
this information every morning.
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed getting this information
out on a daily basis to the busi-
nesses and the Media. Commis-
sioner Barnes inquired about
the sandbags, and stated that
Lieutenant McCorvey from Gulf
Correctional Institution will
have them filled and stored in
a building so they will be avail-
able if needed.
TROPICAL STORM EMILY
Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
reported on Tropical Storm Em-
ily. He discussed the current
.location and projected path,
stating that if it takes the same
path as Hurricane Dennis, we
could feel the impact by the first
of next week.
MEETING CAPE SAN BLAST
AREA I
Chairman Peters discussed
the meeting that Commissioner
Barnes'held for the Cape San
Bias and Barrier Dunes areas.'
.MHe stated that there was a good
turn out, and important infor-
mation was discussed at the
meeting.
EVACUATION
Major Nugent thanked all
the citizens of Gulf County for
abiding by the curfews and
evacuation orders given during
Hurricane Dennis.
MANHOLE COVERS
Road Department Superin-
tendent Knee reported that the
County advertised to receive
bids for eleven (11) manhole,
covers for Nautilus Drive at St.
Joe Beach, and no bids were
received. Road Department Su-,
perintendent Knee stated that
he has contacted a local con-
tractor, and was given a quote
of $6,500.00 for this project (he.
has the funds in his budget).-
Upon request, Commissioner
Williams -motioned to accept
the quote of $6,500.00, from
Southeastern Mechanical, to
do this project. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion
and, after discussion, it passed
Unanimously.
ROAD DEPARTMENT
EXPENSES SPECIAL
PROJECTS .
Road Department Superin-
tendent 'Knee 'reported that his'
Department worked Saturday
and Sunday during the Hur-
ricane and that one of the em-
ployees spent $18.39 for drinks
and food for the crews. Com-
missioner McLemore motioned
to reimburse Jeff Hunter, in the
amount of $18.39, from Dist 1
Special Projects funds. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and \it passed unani-
mously. Upon inquiry by Road
Department Superintendent
about the process of purchas-
ing food and drinks in the fu-
ture when employees have to
work in these situations(stores
are usually closed), Sheriff Up-
church stated that if they notify
his Office, they will take care
of the food and drinks for the
workers.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING
Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford reported that, during the
month of June, the Mosquito
Control Department put out
170 brickets, sprayed 455 gal-
lons of Bio-Mist, (which cov-
ered 76,408 acres),' and treated
475,700 square feet of standing
water with 4,587 B.T.I. pellets.
AWARD BID #0405-21 -,
FINANCING FOR BEACHES
FIRE TRUCK
Planner David Richardson
recommended that Bid #0405-
21 for financing of a Beaches
Fire Department fire truck (in
the amount of $249,000.00) be
awarded to Hancock Bank at a
rate of 3.37% for 5 years. Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion and it passed
unanimously. "
INDEPENDENCE ON THE
COAST PORT ST. JOE
Sandra Chafin, Director of
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, appeared before the
Board and thanked everyone
involved for their hard work
during the Independence on
the Coast Celebration in Port
St. Joe.
HURRICANE DENNIS
Sandra Chafii, Director of
the Gulf County Chamber of


Commerce, also appeared be-
fore the Board and thanked the
Commissioners, County work-
ers and volunteers for their hard
work during the Hurricane.
HURRICANE DENNIS
Commissioner Williams
thanked the Sheriff's Depart-
ment, Public Works Depart-
ment, and the Road Depart-
ment for their hard work during
the Hurricane. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams about
V.M.S. using local vendors for
the repair work needed, Emer-
gency Management/911 Coor-
dinator Nelson stated that he is
not sure what their procedures
are. After discussion, Major Nu-
gent recommended using the
Road Department and Public
Works Department in areas
where they have the capabili-
ties to do the work. He stated
that members of the public
cleared the Stumphole area,
even though it was V.M.S.' re-
sponsibility. He also stated that
V.M.S. was supposed to be here
on, Sunday morning, but they
did not show up urtil 6:00 p.m.
Sunday afternoon. Commis-
sioner Williams requested that
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Nelson schedule a
meeting with a representative
from V.M.S. to re-establish the
protocol. He stated that several
vendors have contacted him
and were not given an opportu-
nity to do the work..
BULKHEAD HIGHLAND
VIEW
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Williams, Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that the
Bulkhead at Highland View will
be submitted for funding dur-
ing the next Legislative session.
Chief Administrator Butler
stated that it is not too early to
start working on the next ses-
sion, which begins in February
or March. Commissioner Wil-
liams requested that the Board
give Chief Administrator Butler
permission to work with the
engineers to prepare the data
needed to submit to the Legis-
lators.
COURTHOUSE ROOF
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that-Judge Witten has
contacted him about the roof
leaking in his office, and also
reported there are several leaks
in the Clerk's Office.
STATE ATTORNEY OFFICE
SPACE
Commissioner Williams
discussed that he has been
contacted by Assistant State At-
torney Hill regarding space is-
sues in his office. Chief Admin-
istrator Butler reported that he
has spoken to Health Depart-
ment Administrator Doug Kent
about available space in the
old Health Department build-
ing. Commissioner Williams
requested permission to check
into the options available for
additional space for the State
Attorney's Office, and report
back to the Board. The Board
had no objection. .
WINDMARK/ST. JOE
BEACH/BEACON HILL -
CLEAN-UP
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Williams about the time
frame on debris clean-up from
Hurricane Dennis in the Wind-
mark, St. Joe Beach, and Bea-
con Hill areas, Public Works
Director Shearer stated that it
will be \the first of next week.
He stated that he will be send-
ing someone down tomorrow to
start clean-up on the beaches.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed and recommended .that
the County go back to their
original clean-up policy. Af-
ter further discussion, by the
Board, County Attorney McFar-
land recommended to advertise
that, effective immediately, the
County will only pick-up yard
debris and natural vegetation
left on the County right-of-way.
Commissioner McLemore then
motioned to advertise that, ef-
fective August 1st, the County
will only pick-up yard debris
that is placed upon the right-of-
way (no household items). Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
WASTE MANAGEMENT
Commissioner Williams
discussed additional problems
created during Hurricane Den-
nis due to Waste Mlanagement
not picking up the garbage the
day before the storm. He stated
that the Public Works Depart-
ment and the Mosquito Control
Department had to pick-up
the garbage (which required a
lot of manpower and tied up
the County equipment), and
requested that Waste Manage-
ment reimburse the County for
these expenses. Commissioner
Williams motioned to submit
a bill to Waste Management to
cover the costs of the County's
labor and equipment usage,
and Commissioner Traylor. sec-
onded the motion. After further
discussion by the Board, Com-
missioner Traylor withdrew
his second and Commissioner
Williams withdrew the motion.
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he will contact
Waste Management regarding
this matter.
ABANDONMENT
Commissioner Williams
discussed the abandonment
issues regarding County prop-
erty, stating that he is getting
a lot of requests regarding this
matter. Upon his inquiry about
the current policy, County At-
torney McFarland reported that
when the County abandons al-
leyways and roadways, Florida
Statutes require that the road-
way be divided equally among
the adjoining property owners.
He further reported that if the


County abandons other real
property, the Florida Statutes
require different procedures
(bids, land-swap, etc).
HURRICANE DENNIS
Commissioner Traylor
thanked all of the Commis-
sioners and Departments in
the County for their hard work
during the, Hurricane, and dis-
cussed the great job that T.D.C.
Director Pickett. has done as
the County's Public Relations
Director.
PORT ST. JOE DIXIE YOUTH
BASEBALL
Commissioner Barnes re-
ported that he wants to do-
nate an additional $250.00 to
*the Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
12 and under Baseball team.
He then motioned to approve
the $250.00 donation, and to
transfer $48.00 from District
5 special projects funds to Dis-
trict 3 special projects funds.
Commissioner Willianis sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to transfer $22.00
from District 1 special projects
funds to District 2 special proj-
ects funds. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
HURRICANE DENNIS
Commissioner Barnes
thanked all of the Commission-
ers, Department Heads and
County Employees for, their
hard work during the storm.
Commissioner Barnes re-
ported that he and Chief Ad-
ministrator Butler were at Cape
San Blas last night, and stated
that the Cape area was without
water. Emergency Management
Secretary Richardson stated"
that the Cape area is now un-
der a "boil water" notice. Com-
missioner Barnes discussed
that he has been receiving calls
about sand that was blown onto
.the residents' property, stating
that they can obtain a permit
,from the Building Department
to place the sand back on the,
beach.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Upon recommendation by
Chairman Peters, Commission-
er Traylor motioned to amend
the General Fund budget by
reducing Reserve for Contin-
gencies and increasing the ap-
propriate line item to pay for the
reception held for Mrs. Monica
Ward Stone prior to the Board
meeting; in the amount of
$733.00. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
SPEED LIMIT CHANGE C.R.
30-E
Chairman Peters reported
that he has received a letter
from D.O.T., stating that the
speed limit is being reduced to
45 m.p.h. from C.R: 30 to the
Eglin Air Force Base site on
C.R. 30-E.
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
Chairman Peters appointed
himself, Commissioner Traylor,
and Commissioner Williams to
serve on the 2005 Value Adjust-
ment Board.,
GULF COUNTY
TRANSPORTATION
Kathy Balentine, of Gulf
County Transportation, ap-
peared before the Board to
discuss that the $5,000.00
donated by the Board to get
Veterans to their appointments
has all been spent. ($5,700.00
has been spent in the last 4<
months), and she requested
that the Board supplement
their funding to make sure the
Veterans get to their scheduled
appointments. After discus-'
sion by members of the Board,
Commissioner McLemore mo-
tioned to amend the General
Fund budget by reducing Re-
serve for Contingencies and
increasing the appropriate line
item to give $3,000.00 to Gulf
County Transportation for this
purpose. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion and, after
further discussion, it passed
unanimously.
CAPITAL AREA COMMUNITY
ACTION AGENCY
Dorothy Johnson, Direc-
tor of Capital Area Community
Action Agency, appeared before
the Board to give an update on
the program in Gulf County.
She reported that they there are
seven Counties in the Big Bend
area that they serve by provid-
ing (1) low income home energy
assistance, and (2) emergency
home repair in Gulf County.
She stated that Charles Givens
is the Representative for Gulf
County on the Agency's Board.
Chairman Peters stated that
Raymond Driesbach is the 16-
cal contractor for the Agency.
Commissioner Williams recom-
mended that Ms. Johnson work
with E.D.C. and C.D.C. on a
solution to provide affordable
housing for this County. Ms.
Johnson also reported that the
Agency provides utilities assis-
tance in Gulf County.
BUDGET AMENDMENT
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS'
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to transfer $400.00 from
District 1 special projects funds
to District 4 special projects
funds.
TRAFFIC CONTROL RED
FISH STREET
Raymond Wood, of High-
land View, appeared before
the Board to inquire about the
truck traffic on Red Fish Street.
Commissioner Williams stated
that the status is the same, and
that St. Joe Company is work-
ing on obtaining permits for


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the alternate route. Mr. Wood
stated that the alternate road
has been closed indefinitely.
Commissioner Williams re-
ported that the road has been
re-opened to the County and
certain vendors.
HURRICANE DENNIS
John Reeves, City Com-
missioner of Port St. Joe, ap-
peared before the Board and
thanked all the Commissioners,
Department Heads and County
employees for working with the
City during the storm.
Commissioner Traylor in-
quired about the protocol for
each City to have a representa-
tive at the E.O.C. during disas-
ters. He requested a letter be
sent to Don Minchew, City Man-
ager of Wewahitchka, to request
that they have a representative
from the City of Wewahitchka
at the E.O.C. during emergen-
cies.
Emergency Management
Secretary Richardson thanked
all of the volunteers who worked
during the storm.
Administrator Staff As-
sistant Stephens thanked the
School Board for supplying
*buses for the evacuation, and
Gulf A.R.C. for their buses and
drivers who transported every-
one back home after the storm.
Commissioner McLemore mo-
tioned to send letter to the
School Board and Gulf A.R.C.,
thanking them for their assis-
tance during the storm. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Chairman Peters requested
a letter be sent to Liberty Coun-.
ty High School, thanking them
for their assistance as a shelter
for Gulf County residents dur-
ing the storm. Commissioner
Traylor suggested that Chair-
man Peters attend the next Lib-
erty Cointy Commission meet-
ing to express Gulf County's
appreciation.
SHARK ATTACK
Commissioner Barnes re-
ported that he has made contact
with the family of the young boy
who was attacked by the shark
at Cape San Blas, and stated
that he is doing well and that
some of the basketball players
from his home town were there
to visit him.
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
7:22 p.m., E.D.T.

NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOB, FLORIDA
JULY 14, 2005
EMERGENCY MEETING .
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in emergency session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioner
Billy E. Traylor. ers Bill Williams and Jerry W.
Barnes were absent>.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy-McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Kari Summers,
and Planner David Richardson.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.,
E.D.T.
HURRICANE DENNIS /
FLOODING
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (3-0) vote, the
Board extended the current
Local State of Emergency due
to potential flooding caused by
Hurricane Dennis.
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 6:05 p.m.,
E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 14, 2005
PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners -met
this date in special session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore,i and Commissioner
Billy E. Traylor. ers Bill Williams and Jerry W.
Barnes were absent>.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Kari Summers,
and Planner David Richardson.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,'
E.D.T..
.PUBLIC HEARING O.R.C./
E.A.R. COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider the transmittal of the
O.R.C. amended text and map
amendments (per the require-
ments of the E.A.R. -Evaluation
and Appraisal Report) for the
Gulf County Comprehensive
Plan, County Attorney McFar-
land discussed the previous
motion for this transmittal (May
10, 2005). After further dis-


cussion, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to rescind the May
10th motion for transmittal.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0). Upon call
for public comment, none was
received. Commissioner Tray-
lor then motioned to submit
the E.A.R. (Evaluation and Ap-
praisal Report) amendments to
the Comprehensive Plan, with
these changes not being appli-
cable in the Aquatic Preserve
area. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (3-0).
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by .Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous (3-0) vote, the
meeting did then adjourn at
6:04 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 26, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in a regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were:
County 'Attorney Timothy Mc-
Farland, Executive Adminis-
tratdr/Deputy Clerk Towan
Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk Kari
Summers, Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Emergency Management Sec-
retary Stephanie Richardson,
Emergency Management Direc-
tor/911 Coordinator /Marshall
Nelson, E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Main-
tenance Superintendent Steve
Mork, Planner David Richard-'
son, Public Works .Director
Gerald Shearer, Road Depart-
ment Superintendent Bobby
Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, T.D.C. Director Paula
Pickett, Veterans' Service Offi-
cer Bo Williams, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, Sheriffs Office Ma-
jor Mike Harrison, and Sheriff's
Office Major Joe Nugent.


Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Rev. Lee Cordell opened the
meeting with prayer, and Major
.Nugent led the Pledge of Alle-
giance to the Flag. .
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items. Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
1. Minutes June 20, 2005
Special Meeting
June 27, 2005 Emer-
gency Meeting
June 28, 2005 Regular
Meeting
July 8, 2005 Emergency
Meeting
July 9, 2005 Emergency
Meeting
July 12, 2005 Regular
Meeting
July 14, 2005 Public
Hearing
July 14, 2005 Emergency
Meeting
2. Invoice Allen, Norton &
Blue Employment Matters
(General #47027 *
$282.79 and Clayton #47029
$169.97 to be paid
from Account #21111-31200)
Fisher Construction Port
St. Joe Library Addition (Bid
#0405-03 *
#2 $25,785.76 to be paid
from Account #62271-
62100)
MLD Architects Cape San
Bias Lighthouse Renovation
Project .
#S0504 (#3333 $17,100.00
to be paid from
Account #57573-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Willis
Landing Road (C.R. 381)
,S.C.O.P. (#64010 *
$27,357.30 to be paid from
Account #40641-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Gaskin
Park Project F.B.I.P.
'(#64011 $375.00 *
to be paid from Account
#41779-31000)
Precision Communications
Radio Repair (#35915,
#35933,
#37129, #37209, #37302
,and #37306 $600.56 '
to be paid from Account
#24629-46200)
3.Payment Request $12.50
Surcharge Funds ($9,611.98
Gulf County
Sheriff and $6,611.98 Port
St. Joe Police 800mhz


Radio Communications Sys-
tem to be paid from
Account #24629-64000)
$12.50 Surcharge Fuhds
(Monthly Payments of
$1,000.00 Sheriffs Office,
$500.00 Port St. Joe
Police and $300.00 Gulf
County E.M.S. Costs
of monthly Maintenance
Contract on New Radio
System, beginning September
1, 2005 to be paid
from Account #24629-46200)

4.S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement (Feltrop fka
Barnes/Decision One)
Subordination Agreement
(Gainer-Pierce/CENTEX
Home Equity)
Subordination Agreement
(Quimet/Washington Mutual)
- Subordination Agreement
. (Taylor/Capital City Bank)

5. Tax Roll Recapitulation for
2004
PUBLIC HEARING / LAND
USE CHANGE ORDINANCE
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
small-scale map amendment
ordinance, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner McLemore motioned to
adopt the following-titled ordi-
nance. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-15
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER
STATE STATUTES-SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING PARCEL ID
#00363-050R, 8.50 ACRES
OF A TRACT OR PARCEL
OF LAND LYING AND BEING
PART OF SECTION 8, TOWN-
SHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE
8 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM CONSERVA-
TION TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING'
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*
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GULF COAST
COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
Adjunct, Nursing (Gulf/
Franklin Center) provide
instruction in an acute care
facility to Practical Nursing
students in Pediatric or
Medical-Surgical nursing.
Clinical rotations are in
Panama City, classroom
instruction in Port St. Joe.
Requires current FL-RN li-
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exp., BSN or enrolled in
BSN prgm. $30/hr. Con-
tact Sharon or Shannon @
850-227-9670 ext. 5522.
Dental Assisting Faculty
& Dental Hygiene Faculty
-contact Kim @ 769-1551
Ext. 5832 or Glenda @
873-3542

Additional info: http://
dept.gulfcoast.edu/jobs.
GCCC is an EA/EO/M/F/
Vet employer.


OPS ARNP
Position Available

The Gulf County Health
Department has one (1)
opening for an OPS Ad-
vanced Registered Nurse
Practitioner. Hourly Salary
Rate: $30.00. Drug Screen,
Fingerprinting and Emer-
gency Duties Required.
Must be a Florida licensed
ARNP in accordance with
Chapter 464, Florida Stat-
utes. Closing Date: No-
vember 30, 2005
For more information, con-
tact Lesia Hathaway at
(850) 227-1276, ext. 149.
This Agency is accepting
electronic applications
only for this position. Re-
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64923099.
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St. Joe Towns & Re-
sorts is currently -seek-
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Construction Superin-
tendent for our GULF
COUNTY Homebuilding
Operations. Candidate
will supervise the con-
struction of detailed
unique homes. Candi-
date should have great
organizational and lead-
ership abilities; includ-
ing strong communica-
tion skills and the ability
to follow in place proce-
dures while managing
multiple tasks.. An un-
derstanding of external
and internal customer
concepts are essential
in addition to strong
people skills. Five years
residential supervision
required and two year
college degree pre-
ferred.
We offer great pay &
benefit package.
Mail resume to
245 Riverside Ave.,
Suite 500,
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Fax resume to
904-301-4598
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Screening and Back-
ground check Required


IMMEDIATE POSITION
available for creative, ener-
getic professional as
SITE DIRECTOR
for the Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Port St. Joe Sen-
ior Center. Responsible for
supervision and imple-
mentation of nutritional
programs, as well as a va-
riety of educational, recre-
ational and informational
programs. Should be fa-
miliar with needs of older
adults, record keeping,
ordering of meals and
supplies, coordinating ac-
tivities and supervising
staff. Abilities in the areas
of arts, crafts and pro-
grams development help-
ful. Call 229-8466 to set up
an appointment or apply at
GCSCA, 120 Library Drive,
Port St. Joe, FL

Residential
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looking for exp. Person in
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Salary neg. Please call
Daniel at 639-6884 or fax
resume to 639-6879.


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EXPR WAITSTAFF
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ST. JOSEPHS
BAY COUNTRY
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for a Waitstaff/Cook. Must
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Year round employment.
Good wages plus gratuity.
Will train. Apply at 700
Country Club Road or Fax
resumes to: 229-7199 EOE


CONVENIENCE STORE
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detailed oriented and de-
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able to pass a background
check. Please' apply at
Pristine Properties Vaca-
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San Bias Road.

PART TIME
EMPLOYEE
Needed in GOLF SHOP at
St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club. 25-30 hours per
week. Play golf twice a
week free. Will train. Retir-
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700 Country Club Rd., or
fax resume to: 229-7199.

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homeowners to inspect &
identify the need for servic-
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ness-in Panama City. We
seek professional driven
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clean driving record, and
pre-screen drug & back-
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first year earning potential
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paid training & outstand-
ing benefits.
Please apply In person at
1337 W. 19th St.,
Panama City, FL 32405
At Terminix, you'll find an
environment that is built
around your success. Our
career paths & training
programs can help you
advance as far as you
want. That is, if you're a
motivated person with ex-
ceptional sales & cus-
tomer service skills who's
ready to join a Fortune 500
leader. From here, your
potential could take you
anywhere.
TERMINIX
Success Breeds Success










Credit &
'Collections
Associate

GT Cornm, a total communi-
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, seeks
a highly motivated Credit &
Collections- Associate for
their Port St. Joe, Flor[da
Office. Successful candi-
date must have knowledge
of collections law and pro-
cedures, personal comput-
er applications, and pos-
sess excellent -communi-
cation and customer serv-
ice skills. A two year col-
lege degree or equivalent
years of related experi-
ence preferred.
We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including 401K. Please re-
spond in confidence to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources
Manager
GT Coin
P. O. Box 220
SPort St. Joe, FL 32457
smachemer@fairpolnt.com
FAX: 850-229-8689
EOE/MFDV


The News Herald is seeking
individuals interested in providing
great service to our customers in the


Howard Creek &
White City area.

Must have reliable transportation and be able to work
early a.m. hours. This is an independent contractor
position with part-time hours and full time earnings
with no collecting necessary.


Come join'
The News Herald Carrier team

and earn above average $'s while being your own
boss. Carrier applications accepted:
'n-I -f'
NEWS HERALD
501 W. 11th Street
(850) 747-5050
Apply using the Mulberry Street Employee entrance


Staff Writer
Needed

The St. Joe Star, in his-
toric Port St. Joe, is
seeking an enterprising
reporter who under-
stands the value of com-
munity journalism. This
reporter will cover a vari-
ety of events and issues
In this high-growth area.
The Star offers an ex-
cellent benefit package
Including 401(k), medi-
cal, dental, and vision
Insurance, vacation and
sick leave, paid holi-
days, etc.
Please send resume,
cover letter & clips to:
Tir Croft, Editor
St. Joe Star
R 0. Box 308
Port St. Joe,;FL 32457
or by e-mail to .
tcroft@pcnh.com.
You may apply online
at: www.
emeraldcoast.com/
employapp
EOE
Drug-free workplace.

St. Joseph
Peninsula State
Park
Is looking for fill two park
ranger positions to provide
Visitor Services, Resource
Management, Mainte-
nance, Administration and
Protection.
Duties Include But anre
not limited to: Explains;
facilities and visitor servic-
es. Performs computer
and cash register transac-
tions and other office du-
ties. Secures buildings
and gates at opening and
closings. Interprets park
rules regarding natural re-
source protection. Con-
structs, maintains and re-
pairs 'small buildings,
fences, trails, service
roads, fire lanes, board-
walks, and other facilities.
Maintains cleanliness of
grounds and facilities.
Special Requirements:
Must maintain a valid
Class E, Driver's license.
This is not a resident posi-
tion.
Required Entry-Level
Knowledge, Skill(s), &
Abilities:
Knowledge of carpentry,
electrical small engine
and mechanical repairs
and general maintenance
of facilities and equipment.
Knowledge of 'computer
and cash register transac-
tions and reconciliation of
receipts. Khowledge of re-
source management tech-
niques and ability to partic-
ipate in all aspects of re-
source management. Abili-
ty to work rotating shifts in-
cluding evenings, week-
ends and holidays. Ability
to conduct various envi-
ronmental and cultural his-
tory interpretive programs
and services.

How to apply: Submit an
electronic State of Florida
application through Peo-
ple First. Go to:
myflorida.com Click on
"Government", click on
People First job search un-
der "For State Employees".
You must have. your
Covergys User ID# and
'password. You will com-
plete a registration proc-
ess the first time and com-
plete your application elec-
tronically. Once applica-
tion, to apply for any posi-
tion that Is advertised
through the People First
Vacancy site. If submitting
a paper application, you
will need to have It faxed
to People First at fa
1-904-636-2627 by closing
date listed on the vacancy.
they will then scan your
application into' the appli-
cant pool for that particular
vacancy, it may be advisa-
ble to confirm receipt of
your application with Peo-
ple First.

Applications must be
submitted by Noon,
November 10, 2005
For more information call
the park at 850-227-1327.


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


FULL COUCH, Chair & ot-
toman, blue, yellow &
cream plaid, $350. Large
Computer Armoire, finish
yellow pine, $300. Call
850-227-3762.

HAND MADE Baby Cradle
$75. Call 850-648-6633 af-
ter 4pm.

Reeves
Furniture & Refinishing
234 Reid Ave.* 229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds m:p-. e.-
Oreck Vacuums .'..

-"

Ready to
'..: Finish
'' -Furniture


Q.^
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5 Garage Sales






2 FAMILY SALE!!!
200 5th St.,
(Mexico Beach)
SAT., Nov 5th 8am-?
Many Household items,
books, some Avon and
Much Morell

Big Yard Sale!
Sat Nov 5th
7am-2pm
313 Firehouse Rd,
Overstreet
(Across from
Volunteer Fire Dept.)
Furniture, table & chairs,
dresser, electric stove,
VCR's, kitchenwares,
clothing, men's, ladies' &
children (all sizes & Brand
names), table saw, AC
blower, some tools, toys,
pet supplies, some elec-
tronics & movies & misc
items. No Junk! All good
condition!

GARAGE SALE! 7am
CST, SAT., Nov 5th. 422
Arizona Drive., off 15th St.,
Mexico Beach. Sporting
goods, patio furniture,
household misc.

HUGE 10 FAMILY SALE!
FRI. & SAT. Nov 4th & 5th
8am-Until. SUN Nov 6
lpm-Until. Corner Roberts
Cemetery Rd. & Hwy 71,
Wewa. RAIN CANCELSIL.
Clothes all sizes, toys,
computers, tires, dishes,
many misc Items.

HUGE YARD SALE. Sat.
11/5, 8am-12pm. 566 Cat-
apla St. Wewa. Across
from TL James Ballpark.
100+ books (historical ro-
mance/fiction), clothes
size baby to adult, pack n
play, boat seats, dog
crate, daybed, misc. furn.

WAREHOUSE SALE- The
contents of several mini
storage units will be sold
to the public on Saturday,
Nov. 5th, at Gulf South Self
Storage at 10:00 AM EST.
Contents include washer/
dryer, couches, chairs, pia-
no, and many other misc
household items.


HOT TUB *
Best Deal on (HYDRO
SPA) w/warranty. Never
used, seats 5 w/lounger,
Affordable- $1995. 850-
648-1088 or 628-6858.
COMING SOON!
Airport Limo Service
Call 850-899-0678
YARD SALE. 309 6th St.
Sat. 11/5/05. 8am-12pm.
Vaccums, misses & plus
size clothes, student desk
and much much more.




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


700 <

2 BR, 1 BA, Upstairs,
$550 mo., PSJ, FL 850-.
648-5052 or 478-983-2206

70

2 BR, 1.5 BA TH Gulf Aire
subdivision, pool & tennis,
beach access w/ board-
walk, $795mo. Call 850-
229-8667
NEW 3 BR, 2 BA TH, Mex-
ico Beach, pool, no smkg/
pets, '$975mo + dep. Call
647-1642 or 227-6204


71 -

2 BR, 2 BA, 8228 Hwy 98
SJB, gulf view, great for
resident, business or both.
$975mo + dep. Call 850-
647-9214.
3 BR, 2 BA beach house
for rent. St. Joe Beach.
Call 850-830-9342
3 BR, 2 BA house at Bea-
con Hill, fully furn'd with
beautiful Gulf views. $1500
mo. incl's util's. Avail. Sept
15. Call 647-8317
3 BR, 2 BA, Double wide
on 1/2 acre lot in Creek
View subdivision. $900mo.
Call 227-5700
3 BR, 3 BA, Bayfront, fully'
furnished includes house-
wares, Treasure Bay area,
$1900/mo. Non-smoking,
No pets. 850-832-5344 or
850-229-5204
CARABELLE 3br/1ba new
remodel, big yrd, no pets,
$750mo. 404-307-8912
GORGEOUS Bay Sunset
view on CR-30. 2 br 2.5 ba,
wood floors, custom cabi-
nets, fully furn'd,, screen
porch & open deck. 3, 6,
or 12 month rental-winter
rates, $1200 mo., first, last
month rent & $600 dep
due on signing. No pets.
Call 850-229-7799.
RENT. 8876 Hwy 98, Bea-
con Hill, 2br, 2 ba, down-
stairs apt, recently renov.,
no smoking/pets $850mo.
Incl's util's. Call Roy
227-1133 or Rex 227-1753
RIVER RETREAT, lot #14
at Bryants Landing, on
Lockey Lake & the lower
Chipola River. Sleeps 6.
2br, 2ba, 1 queen,' 1 dble
& hide a bed. Lake & river
view. Incl's boat launch &
carport with fish & hunting
cleaning set up. $100 per
'day, or $600 for 7 days.
$35 cleaning fee. For daily.
or weekly rental call
850-639-2874, & press 1.


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


NOVEMBER 10
[Thursday, 11:oo AM (ET)]
800.558.5464 WWW.JPKING.COM


J P. King Auction Co. Inc: AB0001199. Jme 5 Nino:. 000000358. 10% Buyer's Premium,


BEACH

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


MINI STORAGE
01c408 Garison Ave, Port St. Joe, FL
(Pristle Pools, nextdoor to idts)
229-6200 Office
814.7400 Cell Phone








PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

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

I-F II-1F1F1F1d
a5xl0 10x10 10x20

On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week

ASK ABOUT FREE
.MONTH'S RENT!


800 Real Estate





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

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




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)
239-4959.

MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98
General Commercial- Den-
sity should allow Duplex.
Gulf view & Beach access.
$695,000. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty or
800-239-4959





2 BR, 1.5 BA TH Gulf Aire
subdivision, pool & tennis,
beach access w/ board-
walk, $295,000. Call 850-
229-8667 By owner




3 ADJOINING lots in HV.
1 with 2 lots 117x135 to-
tal, approx. 1000sf, 3br,
lba home in good cond;
CH/A, newer roof. 1 with 1
lot, 56x135, 2br, lba, older
home, used as rentals.
OH/A, will sell all or
separate.' Across from new
Hiland View Park. Will con-
sider all offers. 647-3404
or 258-5529

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

MEXICO BEACH 609
Georgia Ave. 3br/2ba on
75x112 corner lot. Large
Florida room, screened
back porch. Short walk to
dedicated beach.
$275,000. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.

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


81
3 BR, 1 BA Brick Home,
CH&A, :Altha City Limits.
$110 K. 850-899-3511
MEXICO BEACH, 34th St.
3br/2ba, Beachside of
Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well
maintained, fully furnished.
Gulfview. $695,000. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH, 4th St.
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
MEXICO BEACH, Ocean-
side Village. 38th St. newly
constructed end unit
townhouse. 2br/2ba, pool,_
garage. $549,900. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959
OVERSTREET, $274,900.
3br, 2ba on 1.25 acres.
15ft deep fish pond,
greenhouse, screened
porch overlooks pond.
Carport w/air conditioned
work shop. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach' Harmon Realty
800-239-4959
OVERSTREET, 3br/2ba
on 2 acres, outside shed.
\$249,900. Joan Lovelace
527-2560, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
800-239-4959
PORT ST. JOE 173 Bar-
bara Dr. 3br, 2ba w/ spa-
cious rooms & large yard
near schools, town. Huge
foyer, cat in kitchen, fire-
place in family 'room,
screened porch. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
ST. JOE BEACH,
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Locat-
ed on corner lot across
from dedicated beach. En-
closed front porch w/ un-
obstructed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
ST. JOE BEACH. Pineda
St. $225,000. 2br/1ba Mo-
bile home on 75x150 lot,
2nd block from dedicated
beach. Joan Lovelace
(850)527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959



CAPE SAN BLAS and be-
yondl Gulf, Lake and Riv-
er Front lots $99K-$1.4 M.
Call Diane Peevy, Port Re-
alty 850-527-2580
WATERFRONT
LIVING
$183,900 TO $650,000
Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate
DON YARBROUGH
850-227-5887
850-769-8971



WATERFRONT LOT on
St. Joseph Bay in Port St.
Joe, Lot 17, Block C, in
Treasure Bay Sub-Division
on SR30A. 100' on water,
$795K. Call 850-453-8655/
449-9107 Owner/Agent.



EASTPOINT, 1 ac wooded
lot w/majestic Ig trees, sur-
vey in place. W&S upon
city approval. $72,500. Call
Anna Boatwright, Panther
Realty, 850-670-5544.


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


FOR SALE BY OWNER,
3 prime 100x150 lots near
airport in Apalachicola!
Sell separate or together.
407-629-0402 or
407-376-0845
LARGE double lot, .well
with pump, septic, P pole,
Ig utility bldg,. Scotts Ferry,
$38,500. Some owner fi-
nancing avail. 639-6637
REDUCED!!!!!
PORT ST. JOE BEACH,
75x150', (high) with mobile
home, 2 br, 2 ba. 11/2
blocks from gulf. 36x36
carport, 2 sheds, fenced
pet area, $280K. Partial
Owner financing available
850-647-9193 By Owner.
ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
stricted subdivision, sec-
ond block from beach,
$189,000. 850-647-6110.
ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
Shores Subdivision, Nice
building lot, sewer tap
paid. 2nd block from
beach, underground utili-
ties. $279,900. Joan Love-
lace, (850)527-2560 Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959



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









EASTPOINT, Refs., No
pets., Newly renovated,
Mobile Home, on 1 acre, 3
br, 1 ba, 1st, last, $300
dep. $850 mo. Call 850-
697-8064 for appt.
VERY NICE 2BR, 1BA,
furn'd, CH/A on outskirts of
Wewa. Util's incl'd. $675
mo, $675 dep. 648-5905



2 BR, 2 BA dblwd, on Ig
beautiful fenced 1/2+/-
acre lot, on Hwy 71, N of
Wewa, $62,500. Call
639-6637


10) Automotive


11

1994 CADILLAC Fleet-
wood Brougham, White,
Excellent condition. Call
850-227-6286.
BUICK '96 Riviera
Supercharge Coupe
bucket seats, runs excel-
lent, clean, $2,500. Call
227-5622 or 340-0515


40
1995 GMC 20' Box Truck
Cat Diesel/Allison Auto
Trans. Full Lift Gate,
219,000 Miles. $12,000.00.
St. Joe Rent-AII/227-2112


150 1
FORD'84
Custom Van, V8, auto,
$1750: Call 850-227-1738


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


Climate Controlled
Sizes A.\ulable.h
5' \ 10' $5 i1 00 Month
10' \ 10 .~'$' I 105 klonth
HI' x 15' $135'1 I Mond'i
10' % 20' IS185 Month


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


14B .0 THE STAR, PORT ST JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2005 ,


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


General
Employment







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* Residential ,Cuslom
Wood
* Commercial 'Industrial
A & R Fence
Albert Fleischmnn FUE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647.4047


Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ESI12000204
& Finish Carpentry RG006883
229-6751 Office 227-5666 Cell
Serving area since 1975' 5,




WArHED ULP -
IMCI $99
LLC.

FREE ESTIMATES |rgiL-o g|
Houses Decks CadMedl
*Carports Roofs C ell (5 06
SRV/Campers Boats, Trailers, etc.



P.OTTS
ELECTRICAL
Qt4^ SERVICES, LNc
Quality Work On Time
Michael A. Potts f ER 13013199
(c) (850) 528-2978' 281 Fern Hollow Road
(f) (850) 222-3840 Tallahassee, Florida 32312




Carpet Counttry t
Highway 98 HighlaView Port St. Joe 850-22T-7241 *Fax
229.9405

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Grrlt for Cleaning All Carpet,.Upholstery, and
Auto and, Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
, TRY IT TODAY!






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CoceeTcnlg Inc amsChit


CARPET CLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
24 HOUR WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS


ORIllK


(80 229-685

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Locally
Owned *)


1000' Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest
Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant
*Motel* Flea Control*Condominiums
Household Pesi Control iew Trealmeet
*Real Estale(WOO) Reports ConstructionSiles
Specializing in Vocation Rental Propelries
FAMILY OWNED
[ ] PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
229-8720
3 1 eidSAenu53 PotSt.SS3SSSI


827-2339
MOBILE 227-5952


S & L
*S&.L

Painting




DOUBLE D

Will Work For you & With You
from Framing to Finisghing
Residential & Commercial
License/Insured
Call for Estimates & Consultation
license # CBC1253286.
Office: (850) 229-5281
3tp9/15



Screen Rooms eCarports

Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures

227-3628
tfu



5 STAR
PAINT & COLLISION CENTRE'
MATTHEW SCOGGINS
Owner

(850) 229-STAR

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


Make your


"Dream "House"

a reality
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans by Frank Healy, MBA

850-647-8028


STOP BY OUR
CUSTOM PAVER INSTALLATION OFFICE TOD
Driveways Patios Walkways 135W HC 98
Complete Landscaping and Irrigation 135 W Hwy 98
-A. Gwt 14e g om eT;d" Port St. Joe, FL
Call 227-5357
ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE
REPAIR SERVICE
-k a q LRepair all major brands
Landscaping & Irrigation LLC Home # 647-5113
C_ Work # 227,5112


CARPET AND UPHOLSTRY
STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction .1'ICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and Mildew
Remediation Free Estimates
* Stain Protection Available


.... A nyi. m
229-9663.


NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC

Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

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


Steve Brant's

ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC, #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

229.6326


viruno'. lotnr

Phone/ Fax
(850)227-"110'


Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100




TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Estimates 229643 E.LiJ 1091
Mowing p p in r iTmi .
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


DC IHOE RW llt I
Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

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


ST, JOE

NURSERY& SUPPLY
706 FIRST STREET PORT ST. JOE
227.2112
" Beside
St. Joe Rent-All" '


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Hardood 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 fog your money
www.decorativeflooring.com





S573
15735,


JC'S CONSTRUCTION
k Drywall & Painting
New & Remodeled
-639-9430 1.
Licensed & Insured :.-- _

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

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
li/i/L $SSR l((0., I/(
850-229-8416
RA0043378 ER0007623


Starratt Roofing, Inc.
S 'Residential Commercial
STATE CERTIFIED CCC041335


Stephen Starratt
Shingles Built-Op Metal


Licensed & Insured
Wauchula, FL 33873


ph (863)773-2651
Fax (863) 773-9871


ALLENCO
BUILDER INC.
Building Contractor
Bruce R. Allen
P.O. Box 1171 Pho)e (850) 227-1882
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 340-0674 (Cell)
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