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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: November 17, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Gulf County Pays a Debt of Honor


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Before taking the podium at Port St. Joe
High School's Veterans Day program, Robert
B. Ramsey summoned forth 16 years of
military memories.
The United States Army Reserve Staff
Sergeant had been asked to describe the


Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
County commissioner Bill Williams called
it "a breakdown in communication."
Nearly two hours into last Thursday's
county commission special workshop,
Wewahitchka mayor Ray Dickens and city
commissioner Ralph Fisher discovered they'd
misinterpreted the night's agenda.
Dickens and Fisher had requested a
meeting with the board of commissioners
and Gulf County Health Department to
discuss the proposed Sacred Heart Hospital's
potential benefits to Wewahitchka.
They hoped to glean the north end of
the county's attitude towards the half-cent
sales tax slated to fund the new hospital's
construction and operation over a 25-year
period.
Dickens also hoped to gain support for
what he called a "more pleasing" proposition
than the current plan to build the hospital on
Long Ave., near the Gulf Coast Community
College Gulf/Franklin Center.
He favored a site selection half-way
between Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
What Wewahitchka's elected officials and
the small crowd at Thursday's meeting did


veteran's experience to a crowd of students,
faculty, residents and fellow veterans from all
branches of the U.S. military.
As he thought about his deployments in
Panama, Germany, Iraq and Kuwait, Ramsey
found no single memory that encapsulated
his military experience.
A silent understanding among all veterans


VFW Post 10069 Commander Wayne Taylor places an American flag in a memorial reef during
the VFW's Veterans Day program at the Gulf County courthouse.


not know was that both the sales tax and site
issues were essentially done deals.
The Wewahitchka city commission
ratified an interlocal agreement with the
county and Port St. Joe two months ago


Gulf County Health Department chief administrator Doug Kent


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resisted any attempts at
definition. How could he
fill in the silence for non-
veterans?
Ramsey offered an
anecdote.
While in Airborne ',,
School, Ramsey's comrade
Sgt. Sanchez took a phone
call from his mother. She
asked her son to describe ,
how it felt to jump out of a
moving plane.
Sanchez's reply: "Mom,
if you can explain to me
exactly how it felt to have
a child, then I may be able
to explain it to you."
The unspoken bond
Ramsey shared with fellow
soldiers like Sanchez had
been born of sacrifice. Port St. Joe Hi
"Sleeping on the Allegiance.
ground, eating in the
rain.... through the worst conditions, I made
the best of friends," Ramsey remembered.
The gratitude Ramsey felt from oppressed
citizens all over the world eased his burden
and reassured him of his mission.
In 1999, he was stationed in Panama
before the U.S. returned the canal to the
Panamanian government. On the ground, the
citizens urged Ramsey and the U.S. troops
not to leave.
Years later, during a security mission in
Iraq, Ramsey heard the plea repeated.
Ramsey received his greatest vindication
in September 2004, upon his return from
Iraq.
Dressed in desert camouflage, Ramsey
and 500 of his fellow soldiers were greeted
in the airport by thousands of cheering
Americans.
At Friday's program, Ramsey extended
the gesture to all veterans past, present and
future.


which allowed the county to levy the half-
cent sales tax.
Wewahitchka could withdraw its support
for the hospital, but would still pay the half-
cent sales tax, which would be remitted back
to the city, with the funds earmarked for
health care.
The location issue was also a non-
starter.
In a memorandum of understanding
signed by all parties involved in the hospital,
the St. Joe Company donated the land to
Sacred Heart, with the St. Joe Foundation
pledging a minimum of $500,000 annually
for 10 years.
Though Wewahitchka commissioners
Carmen McLemore and Billy Traylor sought,
a location closer to the county's north end,
they could not convince the other key players
to follow suit.
"Sacred Heart would not do it. St.
Joe Company would not do it," explained
Williams.
The communication breakdown
became apparent after Health Department
administrator Doug Kent and the county's
hospital negotiator Jim McKnight outlined
the hospital's many potential benefits.
As part of the interlocal agreement,
additional proceeds from the half-cent sales
tax would benefit the 13,600-square foot
health department set for construction in
Wewahitchka next year.
The county's partnership with Sacred

(See COUNTY on Page 15A)


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"Appreciation is what this day is for,"
Ramsey said.
In the spirit of appreciation, Port St.
Joe High School students and faculty took
to the stage to celebrate the sacrifices of all
(See VETERANS DAY on Page 16A)


City Reports Progress

on Cape and Palm


Blvd. Sewer Projects
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Sewage was a surprisingly pleasant topic
of conversation at Tuesday's meeting of the
Port St. Joe city commission, as Preble Rish
engineers briefed the board on ongoing sewer
projects at Cape San Blas and Palm Blvd.
Bill Kennedy and his associates at Preble
Rish reported that the Cape sewer project is
on track with current expenditures totaling
$5.9 million.
Several unforeseen events, including
hurricanes and skyrocketing sewage pipe
prices, resulted in slight delays in the
completion of Phases 1 and 2, which Preble
Rish engineers anticipate being online by Feb
1 and March 1, respectively.
The city approved a March 1 minor use
deadline for Cape residents seeking to join
Phase 1 and 2 of the Cape sewer project.
The county will charge a $5,400 extension
fee for single unit owners who opt to connect
to the main sewer line.
Commissioner Benny Roberts expressed
his concern that the sewer system may not
be able to handle a significant increase in
volume.
Roberts advised Preble Rish
representatives: "Try to size those pipes
correctly. Don't load them up to full
capacity."
Though Preble Rish initially planed for
a three-phase project, a lack of resident
interest has prompted the engineering firm to
reconsider further expanding the sewer line.
If at the end of the month, they still do
not have enough support for the extension,
Preble Rish will return deposits to residents
within the Phase 3 area.
After being directed by the board to draft
a proposal for a sewer rehabilitation project
on Palm Blvd. and associated drain basins,
Preble Rish engineers presented the board a
$6 million estimate.
The price tag includes engineering
surveys, permits, design and construction for
the rehabilitation of Basin 7, the area roughly
from the elementary school to Constitution
Drive.
A lift station and water lines will be
included in the project.
The board voted to move forward with
the project, directing city attorney Russell
Sholz to draft bid documents.
"I'm ready to go to work," said Mayor
Frank Pate.
Also taken up by the board was a request
by developer David Warriner to construct a
road that would connect to Heritage Lane
and provide access to a maximum of four
lots located beyond the Garrison Plantation
subdivision. .
Warriner presented the board with two
alternatives. In the first, the road swept
around the right hand side of land deeded to
the city for a park. The other, shorter road
divided the park into halves.
After hearing requests from several
property owners in the area, the board
approved the request for the shorter road.
Ralph Rish agreed to lend his services
to sprucing up the park, which Heritage
Lane resident Robb Sarno described as an
eyesore.
The board advised Scholz to draft an

(See CITY on Page 15A)


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County Pursues Return to At-Large Voting


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
After a 4-1 mandate
by the board of county
commissioners, county
attorney Tim McFarland has
begun preparing his case for
a return to at-large voting.
Though he declined to
discuss specifics, McFarland
noted last week that he had
met with Tallahassee attorney
Michael Spellman, who will
help him prepare supporting
affidavits for a petition to be
filed in federal district court.
McFarland chose
Spellman, of the law firm
Cooper, Coppins, Monroe
and Spellman, for his
experience in federal district
court litigation.
Spellman was the same
attorney who successfully
overturned single member
districts in Washington
County a few years ago.
McFarland hopes to! have
the affidavits filed within the
next month. A federal district


court judge will then grant a
hearing date.
The 1986 Supreme
Court decision in Thornburg
v. Gingles will inform
McFarland's argument.
McFarland calls the decision
"the guiding light" in matters
relating to racial districting.
The Gingles opinion came
after black registered voters
in North Carolina challenged
a legislative redistricting plan
for the state's Senate and
House of Representatives.
The plaintiffs argued
that one single-member and
six multimember districts
impaired black voters' ability
to elect representatives of
their choice.
The opinion required
minority voters to prove,
through an analysis of voting
practices, that the use of
a multimember electoral
structure minimized or
negated their ability to elect
their desired candidates.
A bloc voting majority


would generally need to be
able to defeat candidates
supported by a "politically
cohesive, geographically
insular minority group."
In stating his case for
a return to at-large voting,
McFarland said he must prove
that the vote in a minority
district is not "cannibalized"
by the majority.
A pattern of racial
bloc voting would be given
more weight than a single,
polarized election.
PhD professors will
look at Gulf County voting
patterns in recent years, and
their affidavits will be filed
with the judge.
McFarland said the
case's time frame depends on
the amount of opposition.
Anyone in the 198'6
consent decree class of 2,187
may 'file an objection and
those not involved in the
class action suit may submit
amicus briefs.
A judge may request to


hear testimony after affidavits
have been filed.
-McFarland noted that the
opposition will likely come
from commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. who initiated
the 1986 lawsuit on behalf
of himself and all others
similarly situated.
No formal action
is presently required
by the board of county
commissioners.
At some point, the board
and county attorney will meet
in closed-door session to
discuss expenditures related
to the case. The minutes will
become public record after all
proceedings have concluded.
McFarland noted that it
is "almost impossible to tell"
what the county's legal costs
will be. He said the county-
wide voting committee's
$100,000 estimate is enough
to get things started.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A coalition of Georgia
interests has filed a peti-
tion requesting an admin-
istrative hearing in Florida
to examine last month's
denial of a dredge permit
to the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers for maintenance
of the Apalachicola River.
Calling itself the Mid-
Chattahoochee River Users,
the group seeks to overturn
the permit denial and force
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection to
issue a permit for continued
dredging of the Apalachicola
River.
The Chattahoochee River
flows from Lake Lanier north
of Atlanta to Lake Seminole
on the Florida border where
it joins Alabama's Flint River
to form the Apalachicola,
Florida's largest river.
The Mid-Chattahoochee
River Users are identified in
their petition as "an unincor-
porated association of busi-
nesses, local governments
and public utilities who
share an interest in the use
of the Chattahoochee and
Apalachicola Rivers, includ-
ing navigation of those riv-
ers."
In making the case for an
administrative hearing, the
group asserts that it did not
receive proper notice of the
permit denial or any other
notice pertaining to the per-
mit and therefore were pro-
hibited from presenting their
case for continued dredging
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The Corps' maintenance
dredging, the petition further
contends, is "necessary to
maintain the channel of the
river sufficient for activities"
from the Chattahoochee to
the Gulf of Mexico.
"Some navigation would
be rendered impossible in
light of the failure to dredge
the navigation channel," the
petition states in part.
Denying the permit,
the petition alleges, violates
federal law authorizing the
Corps to dredge the river to
maintain navigational chan-
nels. Laws pertaining to sus-
taining water quality and
coastal zone management
have also been violated, the
petition maintains.
To allow the denial of the
permit without a full hear-
ing, in the face of historical
precedence and the lack of
notice to users north of the
Georgia line, would be unfair
and an error in procedure,
the petition alleges.
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cut off the Apalachicola


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River to commercial and
recreational users, restrict-
ing the ability of the Mid-
Chattahoochee River Users
to "conduct activities that
are central to their opera-
tions and interests."
In denying the dredge
permit, DEP officials wrote
that the permit would not
be extended or renewed
because the Army Corps had
failed to maintain or restore
all the sloughs impacted by
the dredging, some of which
have been closed for years.
Further, most of the 150
spoil sites along the river
are near the shoreline and
below the top of the natural
riverbank.
"Recapture of sand from
these sites is unpredictable
due to the dependence on
weather and subsequent
water flow," the DEP denial
read in part. "Sand often
migrates downstream along
the riverbanks to the mouths
of sloughs, springs and other
tributaries of the river where
it collects and creates a sill."
If the sill is not removed,
sediment ultimately blocks
access to recreational vessels
and fish during low water
periods. The Corps offered
no new solutions for where
dredged sand should go, the
permit denial contended.
"Adverse impacts to
the floodplain from sedi-
mentation and altered flow
through distributaries have
also become apparent," the
permit denial reads in part.
"Threatened and endangered
species in the floodplain
have been adversely impact-
ed from the dredged mate-
rial disposal. The relocation
and removal of tree snags,
which are productive habi-
tats for fish, has significantly
reduced the overall produc-
tivity" of the system.
The cost-benefit of the
dredging plan was also a
key issue for the DEP, which
noted that based on cost-per-
ton-mile, the Apalachicola
system is one of the most
expensive maintenance oper-
ations in the country, 40 to
50 times more costly than
the national average. Barge
traffic in the past five years
or so has been minimal.
It is also worth noting
that dredging has not taken
place on the river in several


years. Federal funding for
dredging was not in the fed-
eral budget for the current
fiscal year and is not cur-
rently in next year's spending
plan making its way through
Congress.
Additionally, a recent
study sponsored by the
Apalachicola Bay and
Riverkeepers in association
with the Damayan Water
Project, the Corps Reform
Network and American Rivers
concluded that a navigable
channel could be available
without dredging four to five
months out of typical year
and dredging only expands
that window to shipping by a
mere 30 to 45 days.
In the most recent year
-that dredging was funded by
Congress, $1.5 million was
appropriated for the work.
An end to the dredging
had received the support of
Gov. Jeb Bush, state lawmak-
ers, state agencies and fed-
eral lawmakers such as Sen.
Bill Nelson, Congressmen
Allen Boyd and former Sen.
Bob Graham, who have made
a cause in recent years of
seeking federal de-authoriza-
tion of dredging.
The denial of the dredge
permit came with a window
for appeal. The petition for
an administrative hearing
was filed within that time
period. If, and when, a hear-
ing would be held was not
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Wewahitchka City Commissioners Move Ahead on Bond for Water Project


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Wewahitchka city
commissioners took a
major step toward initiating
a project to extend water
services throughout the city
limits during their regular
bi-monthly meeting on
Monday.
Commissioners held the
first reading on an ordinance
which Would establish a five-
year $350,000 bond issue
for the project.
The $350,000 is a
required match to secure
a $650,000 Community
Development Block Grant to
complete the project, which
would bring city water
services to all residents
within the city boundaries.
It would also provide a
platform from which the city
could provide water service
to some areas immediately


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Cox, Monica Easter, Alyson
Gerlach, and Sally Gomillion
of Pristine Properties
Vacation Rentals have
just completed an inten-
sive series of professional
development educational
sessions, conducted by an
international trade associa-
tion. Successful completion
of the program reflects a
commitment to service and
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north of the city lines, such
as Stone Mill Creek.
The final design plans
for the project are currently
in Tallahassee for review
and approval that they
meet CDBG guidelines for
the project. The city has
been massaging the plans
for weeks to meet CDBG
mandates.
The city hopes to have
the plans approved and
returned in time to allow city
officials to put the project
out for bid shortly after the
first of the year.
City officials already have
the financing in line for their
other major infrastructure
project, to extend sewer lines
to the Red Bull and Red Bull
Island areas. That project is
to be paid through a grant/
loan package of more than
$2 million from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's


The Vacation Rental
Managers Association
(VRMA) sponsored the
demanding series of profes-
sional development sessions,
focusing on management,
employee development, mar-
keting, customer service,
operational efficiency, and
new industry products and
services. '
The VRMA Conference,
the twenty-first annual
event, brought together the


Rural Development
program.
City officials are also on
schedule to bid that project
in early 2007.
"It is likely we will bid
that one after the first of
the year," said city manager
Don Minchew.
'That time frame has
growing attraction for
both projects as gas prices
steadily slide down.
Gas prices impact the
cost of PVC pipe, which,
naturally, is the largest
material cost of both the
water and sewer projects.
Currently, PVC prices
are roughly 100 percent
higher than six months ago,
shortly before a series of
hurricanes impact petroleum
production and refining in
the region, Minchew said.
Minchew noted that PVC
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about six months behind
any significant changes in
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"It's a direct derivative,"
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With gas prices dropping
now the hope is that PVC
prices will also shrink after
the first of the year, when
construction is also slowed
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to complete both projects,
without changes to their
scope, within budget.
Once the projects are
bid, construction would be
expected to. begin within a
60-90 day window. Both
projects should be completed
in about a year, which
would have projects finished
sometime during the spring
of 2007.
In other business
taken up during Monday's
meeting:
Commissioners
discussed the half-cent
sales tax proposed county-
wide to help defray the costs
of caring for the indigent
and underinsured at a new
Sacred Heart hospital in
Port St. Joe.
The hospital, and
the tax which must be
ratified by the county and


municipalities, has been
the topic of considerable
discussion in recent weeks
as the interlocal agreement
implementing the tax has
been changed and other
factors have muddied the
waters.
While citycommissioners
made no decision on Monday,
they asked Minchewto secure
additional information from
the county offices concerning
the sales tax and interlocal
agreement.
"The agreement we
ratified (a couple of months
ago) is not the same as
everybody else has now
signed," Minchew said. "We
will have to revisit it."
Wording changes have
been made to the original
document as other parties
have signed off, which will


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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, November 10, 2005
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Fiddling Through the Storm


Though the snooze button has certainly
gone off plenty the past few months one more
wake-up call for local elected officials regard-
ing the clouds swirling outside was sounded
last week.
During what was supposed to be the
final %isioning workshop on economic devel-
opment and which given the considerable
amount of work to do. even after heavy lilt-
ing in two previous workshops, became the
penultimate meeting the consensus on a
starting point toward meeting goals, in both
the long and short term. was located at the
ballot box.
Here is a group convened to consider
how to create a "diversified" economy, one
that will sprout jobs across the wage scale
and in sufficient numbers, just as a mill once
did, to allow the spreading of solid roots in
a county facing dramatic growth in a variety
of directions.
This group had to winnow from a lengthy
list of many pressing concerns pertaining
to building the local economy, Including
port development, improving transportation
options- for folks and their goods, building
better health care, growing linkages between
the schools and the workforce and accom-
plishing those and much more while attempt-
ing to preserve a heritage and way of life.
Yet, they decided that objective No. 1, the
initial tipping point to be reached, not unlike
the first domino, was to "improve interlocal
accountability and coordination within all
levels of government."
Which is a belabored way of saying
elected officials need to step up.
To the challenges the county is facing by
offering a vision carrying an expiration date
longer than next week.
Effective political integrity. Public trust.
Public image.
Those terms were all bandied about -just
like insults among county commissioners -
during the spirited conversation centered on
how to improve the chaotic and combustible
political environment which had already been
identified as one of the major, if not the most
significant, threats to economic development.
Let's dial the adjectives back here the per-
ception in that room, among people across
the economic spectrum, was that government
is an obstacle, the heftiest obstacle, to you
and your neighbor becoming, or remaining,
gainfully employed at a level sufficient to
maintain your household.
True or not, and regardless of the prism
through which this perception is beaming,
that is a pretty harsh analysis, and could
hardly be a more tangible critique' of local
government for the working stiffs trying to
survive on this changing and pricey land-
scape.
And that perception was vocally shared
by those few elected officials who took the
time to participate in the economic develop-
ment brainstorming. ,
County Commissioner Bill Williams, who
has chided his fellow commissioners for
months about long-term planning and strate-
gic goals, provided some of the critical word-
ing to the political goal the room crafted.
Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate, who has
in the past bemoaned the lack of dialogue
between governing bodies, repeatedly echoed
the need for more communication and work
between the commissioners which lead the
county and cities.
Another demonstration of this species of


I 7 Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


No Little Inconvenience


Charles Daniel Little
tried to chuckle at .the past
week of his life, but there
are some things that are
pretty difficult to shrug off.
Particularly when peo-
ple are phoning your home,
which you share with your
wife and two daughters, and
wondering how in the world
you ,could do unspeakable
things to any young lady.
Little's problem is thathe
shares initials with another
individual in Wewahitchka,
but his is the only name
listed in the phone book.
Now, this, hadn't, been
much of a problem until
Charles Darryl Little of
Wewahitchka was arrested
last week for committing a
lewd and lascivious act on a
child under the age of 16.
Well, as the father of
two daughters, a teenager
and an adolescent, Charles
Daniel Little pretty much


has, pardon, little use
for Charles Darryl Little,
let alone any desire to be
lumped into the same sen-
tence or name domain as
the fellow Wewahitchka resi-
dent.
A resident, Charles
Daniel Little, long-time
employee of the electric
cooperative and maintainer
of an unblemished criminal
record, who lived in the city
just a few years compared to
the decades of roots Charles
Daniel has put down.
So when Charles
Darryl's name appeared
in the Sheriff's Report last
week it was, to say the least,
somewhat disquieting to
Charles Daniel Little and
his family. The discomfort
was only compounded by
the fact that the only Charles
D. Little In the phone book
was, of course, the wrong
one.


government quicksand found locally was a
workshop called last week in Wewahitchka
which by the time it ended after more than
two hours seemed as pointless as a news
flash on a Brad Pitt sighting.
Called by county commissioners osten-
sibly to assuage the concerns of residents on
the north end of the county about a proposed
new hospital and the half-cent sales tax tak-
ing effect in January to help meet the costs
of that facility's care of the poor and under-
insured, the workshop devolved into a series
of "duh" statements.
There were economic benefits to the
hospital.
Despite current wishes the site for the
facility was set in stone long ago.
The half-cent sales tax will benefit the new
health department facility in Wewahitchka.
The inter-local agreement on the sales tax had
been ratified by all Commissions, though the
City of Wewahitchka will have to revisit the
issue because of two largely minor changes.
Finally, there was miscommunication
about the issues not to mention the need for
a workshop.
Duh.
The meeting, though nobody was say-
ing it, actually stemmed from the incendiary
remarks and actions taken the past couple
of weeks in October when commissioners
once again flailed at the pifiata of county-wide
voting.
A period when once again short-term
goals and survival surfaced, as emotions
on a sleeve, and residents again tuned in
to the sight of government as an episode
of the Jerry Springer Show or Full-Contact
Commissioner.
A voter mandate on county-wide voting
requires a year and the extinction of nearly
all civility to address and then address
again ... and again ...and again.
Government spending seems to stem
from the belief that the golden goose will
keep on laying and that even the ducks bob-
bing in the pond are as golden as the geese.
The sunshine barely slips through the
haze on any number of issues, transpar-
ency giving way to the opaque shadows of an
Alfred Hitchcock movie.
And lest anyone misinterpret this as an
indictment solely issued against county gov-
ernment, take note, any of the local governing
bodies could do better with government that
is transparent, responsive, collegial, profes-
sional and accessible.
That is what makes the economic devel-
opment visioning and last week's county
workshop opposite edges of the same knife
and so dismaying.
Whileycounty commissioners continue to
conduct business as usual, a number of civic
and economic leaders, as well as the more
common variety, were saying that politics as
usual is simply bad for the business of the
county.
The buck too often stops at the county
line and for that to end the vision being emit-
ted by local officials must be broader, more
cohesive and more clearly articulated and
understood.
What last week's workshop demon-
strates, to the chagrin, surely, of those trying
to spur economic development, is that two
nuggets can be mined from this political rub-
ble, both disheartening either local elected
officials still just don't get it or they simply
don't care.


When Charles Daniel
called to wonder if there was
anything the paper could do
to help, well, it hit a nerve.
For starters, I have a
daughter and I'd be mighty
upset if Tim Paul Croft -
same initials as yours truly
- appeared on the police
blotter accused of a rather
disgusting crime against a
young woman and I was the
only Croft with those initials
in the book.
I am certain my wife
and child would take none
too kindly to the sort of
phone calls I can imagine
Charles Daniel Little and
his family are receiving.
But also this is touchy
because newspapers across
the country wrestle with the
police beat on an ongoing
basis.
On one hand, readers
have a desire to know this
information. Part of it is
voyeuristic, particularly,
in my mind, in larger cit-
ies, but in smaller towns,
in this day and age when
you don't know what the
neighbor is, literally, cook-
ing in the kitchen, there is
a real desire to know just
what sort of folks are in the
neighborhood.
Privacy advocates might


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by Kesley Colbert



Kidney Stone




Still Hurting.


Now folks, my latest bout
with a kidney stone started
over a month ago. It was a
knock down, drag out, no
holds barred affair that lik-
ened to have killed me! I felt
like I had been gored low
down on the left side by a run
away rhinoceros, I threw up
stuff that I had eaten in 1987,
I went unconscious a time or
two, sirens and bells went
to clanging, childhood scenes
flashed before my eyes, inter-
nal organs got to fighting with
each other..
And I spent five hours in
the hospital! Over four and
one half of those painful hours
were waiting for something or
someone to help me. Twenty
minutes or so was actually
used for thumping my side,
tests and explaining that kid-
ney stones could sometimes
be painful.
For my extended stint
in the hospital emergency
department I got the use of a
gown that wouldn't tie in the
back, a prescription for pain
. and the admonition to see my
urologist as soon as possible.
I went home and started
drinking ginger root tea mixed
with gymsum weed. I drank
Gatorade and Ocean Spray
cranberry juice by the tub full.
I tried Sprite, Dr Pepper, RC's,
Mountain Dew, Prune Juice,
Seven Up's and Valvoline 10-
W-40. I even got desperate
enough to try some water!
Marlin Taylor put me on
straight,, asparagus,, juice,, fol-
lowed immediately by. a quart,
of regular Coca-Cola. Let me
tell you,, asparagus juice taste
just like boiled peanuts that
have been left out in the sun
too long
I took to running a few
extra miles...and jumping off
the side porch. I figured I
might could jar that thing out!
I didn't eat anything without
considering how it might taste
"the second time around". I
refused to think about mini-
balls, rock piles, shredded
shards, marbles, pebbles or
bowling balls. I spent two
full weeks bent over, afraid
to cough, a pain pill in both
hands "just in case", throw
up buckets in every room and


find it unsettling, but the
mother of two down the
block, the grandmother who
entertains the grandkids on
weekday afternoons, wants.
to know of any degener-
ates who might be lurking
behind the window shades.
It doesn't take many
stories about the Elizabeth
Smarts or the Jessica
Lundys to be downright
paranoid about your child's
safety.
The flip side is that the
police reports in the paper
pertain to arrests and in
this country we are innocent
until proven guilty at least
in theory. Newspapers tend
not to follow every case,
reporting if charges are
dropped, proved unfounded
or the accused is found not
guilty.
So while the police blot-
ter contains information
many people want to know,
and believe the community
newspaper should provide,
that doesn't mean there is
not some heartburn, some
grain of salt with which
that information should be
taken.
Not that any of that
makes Charles Daniel
Little's life any easier right
now. Stop calling. He's not


my system was flushing itself
about every fifteen seconds.
One morning I woke up
and the stone was gone! Nada,
nothing, free, clear, empty...if
you've been down this road,
you know exactly what I'm
talking about!
I did a double back flip
and celebrated with a pizza
supreme and some hogshead
cheese with a tortilla dip. I
was back with the living
I figured it was either
the asparagus juice or the
crushed sunflower seeds in
the mayonnaise.'
Everything has been just
ducky for the past month.
I didn't even mind the bill
from the hospital. I figured
it was worth it. I did get to
meet some wild characters
"after midnight" in the waiting
room. It was most education-
al. And I chalked up the exor-
bitant amount to "the price of
doing business" in the twenty
first century. Besides, good
ole Blue Cross-Blue Shield
helped me a little bit.
And listen, my kidney
stone is gone. You can't put a
price tag on that!
Then, I got a bill from the
emergency room. Wait a min-
utel Isn't that in the hospital?
How come we received a bill
from both?
I was still scratching my
head a day later when I got a
bill from a PA that thumped
my side and wrote something
on a chart. And he's not even
a .doctorl. I got, the, bill, from,
the doctor ,two, days ^later,..
Now, folks, I didn't even see
a doctor! He was listed as
the emergency room attending
physician...... Apparently, they
pay'em now just for stand-
ing around or, I should say,
SOMEBODY pays'eml
I paid for a UA W 0 MICRO
AUTO. I don't remember a
UA. I didn't meet W 0. And if
they think MICRO is somehow
referring to the size of my
kidney stone, they didn't get
a very good,lookl I think the
AUTO refers to the way I was
"assembly lined" through the
whole process!
The most expensive item
was the CT ABDOMAN SCAN.
I commented to the nice lady


the one. He'd be obliged.
Sunshine for the
Lighthouse
The effort to trans-
form the Cape San Blas
Lighthouse into a museum/
park got a boost last week
in Tallahassee.
The ranking of proj-
ects for funding by a com-
mittee representing the
state Division of Historic
Preservation met last week
and ranked the lighthouse
project No. 14 out the doz-
ens of projects which sought
grant funding.
As it appears now, the
top 43 projects appear in
line for a slice of the $12
million or so pie which the
Legislature will consider for
funding historic preserva-
tion initiatives around .the
state.
This would mean that
barring some unforeseen
circumstances, the Cape
San Blas Lighthouse project
will be in line for a $350,000
grant when springs arrive
next year.
The money would come
at a critical time.
Work on restoring
"Sleeping Beauty," which of
the two keepers' quarters on
the lighthouse grounds once
looked like it was remaining


that came down to the hospi-
tal at 3 am to slide me into the -
contraption that I sure hated'
to bother her at this late hour.
She responded with a smile,
"Oh, that's o.k., that's what I 1
get paid for." Boy howdy, little
did I know...
Last Monday, I got a bill
from a radiologist. Well actu-
ally, it was from two more
doctors (neither of which did
I see). The first was the "refer-
ring physician" and the latter
was listed as the "performing
physician".
The pain from this kidney
stone just keeps radiating! I
went to the bathroom once -
while I was there. I'm glad
now that I didn't mention it to '
anyone...I'm sure there would '
be a charge associated with it.
And remember the gown with
no tie strings in the back...
don't worry about getting that
one. I paid enough on the
EMER DEPT LEVEL 2 charg-
es to outfit Cox's Army for the
next century.
I'm afraid to even inquire
as to where a level 3 or,
Heaven forbid, a level 5 would
take us!
I got a bill from Dr. -
Kildare.
The bill from Derek
Spicer came yesterday. It
was postmarked Hohenwald, '"
Tennessee. That took some
more scratching. Cathy finally
figured it out. He was the
biker.dude that had part of his .
finger bitten off in a bar fight
and was waiting with us in'the
emergency room. He recom-
mended that I ride a Harley,
naked across a double set of
rail road tracks. "The jar" he
allowed, "would bounce that -
stone right out!"
I thought he was just
offering a friendly suggestion
as he bled on the carpet.
Amazing!
The pain has moved from'
my side to my back hip pock-
et.
I just wonder if they are
going to name the new wing'
after me...
Respectfully,
Kes

erect with duct tape, has
been all but completed, ren-
dering nearly ready for the
creation of any museum or
education center.
That work, though,
pretty much emptied the
bank account for the project
held by the St.. Joseph Bay
Historical Society.
The lighthouse itself
will require significant work
in lead abatement and reha-
bilitation of the structure,
at a cost estimated to more
than equal the state grant
funding now apparently in
the pipeline.
But the grant will pro-
vide a major bite at the
apple and is another oppor-
tunity to tip the hat to the
intrepid members of the
Historical Society, who
seem to embrace challeng-
es a lease from the U.S.
Air Force, funding to reno-
vate "Sleeping Beauty," and
dollars for the lighthouse
as opportunities and who
remain focused on a dream
they have nurtured for
years.
We should all have such
staying power.
"I'm an excited person
right now," said' Historical
Society mainstay Charlotte
Pierce.


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Dear Editor:
Just as the Apalachic
River is beginning t
process of healing fri
wounds associated with c
hundred years of dredgi
channeling, dynamiting, a
cutting bends off, you miu
think we could all break
easier. I wish that were tr
but examination of the fre
wound at the lower mouth
Battle Bend at mile 29 on 1
river proves otherwise.
Battle Bend, which v
almost a mile long section
the river was mechanical
cut off from the river years
by the Corps of Engineers
ensure easier passage of i
oversize barges to navigate 1
river. Dredged material fr,
the new cut was used to
in the upstream mouth a
to build a levy to ensure tl
the bend would not reopi
In the years 1989, 2001 a
2002 the COE dredged 1
lower mouth, the latter two
restoration projects.
The Florida Fish a
Wildlife Conservati


Dear Editor,
Why are property taxes
so high in Gulf County? I was
born and raised in Port St. Joe.
Currently as a nonresident,
but a property owner in St.
Joe I am gravely concerned
with what is happening to
property taxes. I own a
residential lot in St. Joe that
was bought several years
ago for retirement purposes.


By Bently Lipscomb
If you are an older
Floridian, or if you love
someone who is, Florida
legislators will convene Dec.
5 to begin a special legislative
session that could affect you
directly one day.
During this session,
lawmakers will consider
whether to- approve an
aggressive plan by Gov. Jeb
Bush to force nearly 300,000
Floridians into HMOs to get
lifesaving health services
that would be paid, ,for by
Medicaid; ;? i%" ,,'<, i:w! .: "r
Ifyou're thinking Medicaid
has nothing to do with you,
you should think again. Two
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Commission, a resource
ola agency is now working on
;he another "restoration" project
om at this same location. This 1.3
one million dollar project involves
rig, excavating a 200 by 800 foot
nd area in the lower mouth
ght of Battle Bend. The purpose,
ath as stated by the FFWCC is
rue to create backwater during
esh low water levels in the river
I of but according to figures
the listed in the Environmental
Assessment for this project,
was this large opening will likely
a of be dry at low periods of
ally water. Maintenance will occur
ago every five years with possible
to minor dredging and snagging
the performed annually. Bids on
the the excavation of this bare
om area will not be let out until
fill January 06. High water is
nd only a month or so away
hat which will sweep across the
en. area causing sedimentation
nd to impact the river and
the downstream wetlands.
as Of all the "restoration"
projects undertaken by the
nd COE in which there was
on collaboration with DEP,


My property taxes on this
lot have increased by 420
percent in the last two years.
I assume that all property
owners in Gulf County are
facing the same increases in
their taxes. I have to ask,
what increases in services
and improvements have been
funded for the school system,
Gulf County and the City of
Port St. Joe? As a frequent


nursing-hom6 residents have
their care paid for through
Medicaid. Thousands of these
residents were middle-class,
before high medical costs
and other expenses devoured
their slender savings. Then
they had to turn to Medicaid
as their last option to get vital
services.
Under the proposal, the
HMO would choose how
much care you couldreceive,
who would provide your care,
anrid what -.oui.ould doirf you
received poor quality care.
AARP' "has serious
questions about this 'plan.
What if you needed more care
than the HMO would pay for?


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STEPPING INTO
INVESTING!

With less-than-spectacular
stock market performance and
bank deposit interest rates at
disappointing levels, you may
have been reading lately about
how many investors are turn-
ing to real estate.

If you don't regard yourself
as a "big time" investor, but
have some interest in how
it all works, consider some
basic ways to get started. The
strategy is simple try to buy
low and sell (or rent) high.
Ideally, someone else's pay-
ments will finance your invest-
ment (mortgage).

A good place to begin look-
ing is foreclosures properties
usually bought at auction for
less than market value. If you
can rent it for more than the
mortgage payment, you're in


Barefoot Properties
the black. Just be very care-
ful not to buy a home that will
require more investment in
improvements than you can0
rec ,over.

On the flip side, you may
be able to purchase a "fixer-
upper" that needs serious
repairs (not just paint and
new windows). Don't balk at
the cost of repairs, because
you'll often find these prop-
erties at bargain-basement
prices. Again, be completely
certain you negotiate the low-
est price and can afford the
repairs to turn a profit from
the sale or rent.

Of course, there are many
ways to get involved in real
estate investments. These are
just two of the simplest and
most straightforward for those
who are getting their feet wet.


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


visitor to St. Joe and a Star
subscriber I do not see where
the services have increased
commensurate with the
increase in taxes. Example:
The graduating classes at
Port St. Joe High are smaller
than they were 33 years ago.
All of this makes me question
the fiscal responsibility of
those running the schools,
county and city. I hope the


What if doctors, hospitals,
and nursing homes limited
new Medicaid patients? What
if your HMO dropped out of
the program and left you
stranded with no health care?
What if health providers
shifted the cost of Medicaid
to your insurer because the
Medicaid HMO wouldn't pay
enough? These and other
questions have no answers
so far.
But some information
is "available.! A federal
study showed that private
ma;aged-'&are "companies'
pay as much' as 20 percent'
for administrative overhead,
while Medicaid administrative
costs run 3 to 4 percent.
Also, there's no clear evidence
showing that the plan will
actually save the state any
money.
Despite these troubling
facts, this plan is moving
rapidly toward approval. The
federal government rubber-
stamped the President's
brother's plan in just 16 days.
Now Governor Bush would
like Florida legislators to rush
to approval as well.
AARP doesn't oppose
managed care, and we
recognize that Medicaid needs
to change. But we believe this
plan needs careful scrutiny
- and legislators need more
information about how this
plan would work before
pushing ahead.
People on Medicaid have
a lot at stake in getting this
plan just right before moving
ahead. We are talking about
grandmothers who can't take
10 steps without help. People
with disabilities who can't
turn over in bed. People who
can't see or speak. These
are Florida's most vulnerable
citizens and if you suffer an
unforeseen health emergency
or if you lose health-care
coverage, you could be one of
them one day.
Please contact your
state senator and state
representative and urge them
to take their time. The lives
and care of thousands of your
neighbors could depend on
getting the answers right. To
contact your legislators toll-


FFWCC, NWFWMD, and
other agency's including their
many "experts" which have
all been failures, this one may
be the most damaging to the
river system. The amazing
thing is that the, river itself,
at a reading of between 8
and 9 foot at Bluntstown was
beginning to send water into
the upper mouth of Battle
Bend. Moving, life giving water
which in another few years
would have given life to the
entire bend while eliminating
the need for future dredging
at the lower mouth of the
bend.
If you have the
opportunity, see this area for
yourself. This is not a rain
forest across the ocean or
the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge but here in our time
and on our watch.
Concerning another river
issue; the notice from Joanne
Brandt of the Mobile, AL. COE
announcing their support
of two projects effecting the
Apalachicola River, has been
changed. One was to lower the
water in West Point Lake in
support of a bass tournament
which would have brought
the water level up in the
Apalachicola impacting the
many hunters and campers
this month. Also the water
rise would have swept the
winter food source for deer,


voting electorate starts asking
the question of the elected
officials.
Respectfully,
Robert L. McKiernan, Jr.
Oviedo, FL


child or children. I have
contacted the COE and
Northwest Florida Water
Management District which
started a debate as to who
owned Sand Mountain. and
when they settle that, maybe
a sign warning of the danger
will be put up.


The river is in the
process of healing. Sloughs
are deepening, fish are more
plentiful and if left alone with
nothing done to disturb the
sediment, someday it will be
well again.
Marilyn Blackwell
Wewahitchka, FL 32465


ducks, turkey, squirrel and
other animals down the river
as acorns, water hickory nuts
and wild pecan float. Wildlife
fatten for the winter- on this
food source. Support for that
project has been abandoned.
The second project which
would have required raised
water levels was a shipment
from the Farley nuclear power
plant of a nuclear reactor
head down the river which
has been postponed until
December or January.
The route of this shipment
is to the bay and over to Texas,
there to be loaded onto trucks
and on to Utah. I am still not
convinced of the safety of this
shipment because the river
has seen no barge traffic for
three years and very little
before that. The river has not
been dredged for almost five
years, some barges have a 8-
9 draft and the river channel
has narrowed and there are
shoals where they weren't
before.
On another issue, children
have been sliding down the
face of Sand Mountain which
is almost perpendicular and
have worn a grove into the
face which has protrusions
on each side. The sand is
unpredictable and at times
sheets off one or two dump
truck loads of sand which
could cause a tragedy for a


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United Way Fundraising


Campaign Underway


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
United Way of Northwest
Florida is that rare breed of
middle-man accepting a
lot of money, pocketing little
and passing 87 percent on
to worthy organizations in
six counties.
United Way of Northwest
Florida's low overhead costs
- among the lowest in the
nation drew resource
development director Kim
Stone to the organization
10 weeks ago.
Stone hopes her
employer's reputation for
giving back will inspire Gulf
County residents to support
United Way's annual
fundraising campaign.
United Way of Northwest
Florida supports branches
in Bay, Gulf, Calhoun,
Jackson, Washington and
Holmes counties.
Its mission: "To help
people in Northwest Florida
become more healthy, self-
sufficient, and involved in
helping themselves and
each other."
United Way
accomplishes this mission
by providing financial
support to a number of
local non-profit agencies,
many of which are health-
based. The money raised in
Gulf County stays in Gulf
County.
The agencies supported
by United Way must undergo
a rigorous screening process
and provide a full accounting
of all dollars spent.
Donors can designate
which agency they want
their contributions to
benefit, or allow their
contributions to be placed
in a grant pool. Donations
can be one-time pledges or
payroll deductions.
A Funds Distribution
Committee comprised of
county residents evaluates
funding requests and
dispenses money from the
grant pool.
Fundraising campaigns
typically run from Sept. 1
to Nov. 17, but with the
recent hurncanes delaying
this year's fundraisingidrive,
the final deadline has been
moved to Dec. 1.
Last year, Gulf County
United Way raised an
unprecedented $60,000.
This year, Bluewater
Outriggers owner George
Duren was the first to make
a significant contribution,
donating $1,000.
In the past, Bayside
Savings Bank, Arizona
Chemical, GT Com and Gulf
Correctional Institute have
also been major supporters.
Stone said she has
been overwhelmed by the
generosity of Gulf County
residents.
"It has been really
exciting to see that a small
community would give so
much to help themselves,"
Stone said.
For more information
on United Way of Northwest
Florida, call 850-785-7521
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net.
Gulf County Agencies
that Rely on Support from
United Way
United Way of Northwest
Florida Community Impact
Fund
American Red Cross,
Central Panhandle Chapter
America's Second
Harvest of Big Bend, Inc.
BASIC of NWFL, Inc.
Bay, Franklin, Gulf
Healthy Start Coalition,
Inc.
Boy Scouts of America,
Gulf Coast Council


Setting it


Straight
Last week's story
about the fining of a local
convenience store for price
gouging indicated that
customers seeking refunds
for overcharges must submit
their proof of purchase to
the Express Lane in Port St.
Joe by Oct. 24. Customers
actually have 60 days from
that date to seek a refund.


The Star regrets the error.
A story on the seeking of
a grant to help rebuild the
Cape St. George lighthouse
identified Dr. Judith Bense
as the wife of Speaker of the
Florida House Allan Bense.
Dr. Bense is Speaker Bense's
sister. The Star regrets the
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Catholic Charities of NW
FL, PC Regional Office
Chemical Addictions
Recovery Effort, Inc.
Children's Home Society
of Florida
Covenant Hospice, Inc.
Early Education and
Care
Epilepsy Association of
the Big Bend, Inc.
Family Service Agency
Girl Scout Association
of the Apalachee Bend, Inc.
Gulf Coast Children's
Advocacy Center, Inc.
Habilitative Services of
North Florida, Inc.
Life Management Center
of NW FL, Inc.
North Florida Child
Development, Inc.
Salvation Army
SalvationArmy Domestic
Violence
Tri-County Community
Council, Inc.
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Wewahitchka Falls at Mayo; Finishes 8-3


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
An errant kick and a
few errant passes traveled
a long way toward pushing
the Wewahitchka Gators out
of the playoffs.
The Gators (8-3) finished
their 2005 season with a 14-
6 Region 1-1A semifinal loss
at Mayo Lafayette last week,
their first loss on the road
this season coming at the
worst possible time.
The difference could
be found in an extra-point
kick which missed right for
Wewahitchka, which seemed
on the verge of tying the
game after Sean Bierman
had hit Ryan Ranie with a
16-yard pass in the third
quarter.


However, with the score
7-6, the Gators were forced
to the air, where Bierman
(6 for 21 for 60 yards, one
touchdown and four inter-
ceptions) struggled, toss-
ing three interceptions after
Mayo reversed their 5-3
base defense, putting five
linebackers onto the field
and into key passing areas,
such as the flats.
One of those picks by
Mayo came inside the Gator
20, the ball returned to the
7 from where Mayo punched
the ball in for fourth-quarter
touchdown that sealed the
Gators' fate.
"That (extra-point) really
changed the outcome of the
ballgame, because it was
nip and tuck the rest of


the way," said Wewahitchka
coach Greg Jordan. "If we
make that extra-point we
can stick to our game plan.
But we had to throw and we
had those interceptions."
Mayo, which opened the
scoring on a 60-yard reverse
in the second quarter, could
not move the ball any better
against the Gator defense.
Neither team reached 150
yards in total offense.
"They couldn't drive the
ball on us," Jordan said.
"I was real, real proud of
our defense. They couldn't,
block us. Our defense really
played well.
(Mayo) was tough to run
the ball on. It was a good
defensive ballgame."
Ranie led the Gator rush-


ing attack with 35 yards on
13 carries. Bierman rushed
seven times for 22 yards.
The Gators were also
hurt by an injury to Trannon
Myers, which forced the
senior safety/wide receiver
to the bench in the second
half.
Without its lead-
ing receiver, Wewahitchka
struggled to pass when it
needed to most. Myers, with
135 tackles this season, is
also the team's second-lead-
ing tackler.
As it turned out, J.J.
Roberts the Gators' top
tackler this season with
142 led the team against
Mayo with 14 tackles.
Johnny Jones and Blaine
Pitts also had 14 tackles


apiece. Ben Holley added
12 and Roy Suber and Myer
10 each. Tyler Bush and
Michael Bailey had seven
tackles each. Pitts, Ranie
and Bailey recovered fum-
bles and Bailey also had an
interception.
"I told our kids before we
left if we would hit them and
be aggressive we'd have a
chance," Jordan said. "Mayo
was 10-0, they were district
champs and we were play-
ing at their place. Our kids
went down there and played
hard."
That pretty much sum-
marizes a year which saw
Wewahitchka bounce back
from a 4-6 campaign last
year under the tutelage of
the first-year coach Jordan.


The Gators went 6-1 on/the
road, the lone loss to Mayo.
The three blemishes on
their record came from Port
St. Joe .and Mayo who
will play each other in the
regional final this Friday
- and Class 2B power
Blountstown.
Also on the plus side,
the Gators stand to return
seven starters on defense
and six starters on offense.
"This is the first time
in the playoffs for a lot of
these kids, and they got
some experience," Jordan
said. "We have a lot of start-
ers who should be back and
now they have a taste of it.
"We finished 8-3. If you
had. told me at the begin-
ning of the year I could take
eight wins and never play
another game, I'd have prob-
ably taken that."


Port St. Joe Hosts Big Bend Youth Football League Super Bowl


Port St. Joe and the
Gene Raffield Football
League played host to four
other cities on Nov. 8 in the /
very competitive Big Bend
League. Playoffs the previ-
ous week determined who
would compete for the cov-
eted Super Bowl trophy in
three divisions.
The first game saw the
Wewahitchka Warriors led
by the star running back,
Rashard Ranie, lead' his
seven- and eight-year-old
teammates to a win over
Chattahoochee. Alexander
Ware led Chatt ahoochee
with some fine running, but
in the end, the Warriors
walked off the field as win-
ners and celebrated an
undefeated season. .
The second game was a
much anticipated rematch
of Blountstown and the


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defending champion, Port
St. Joe Jaguars. An ear-
lier season two-point loss
to Blountstown had Coach
Eric Saunders and his nine-
and ten-year-olds eager for
revenge. The Jags scored


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first on the fine ru
of Tiquan Lang, but n
the extra point which
turn out to be cr
Quarterback Tucker
put the Jags ahead
Blountstown had tiec
score and the. 1500 fa
attendance held their b
as the clock ran
Blountstown took ove
ball on its own 30-yar
with one' minute reme
and drove down the
to tie the score 12-12
18 seconds left. The
point try was stacked
by the Jags' valiant de
and it looked like ove
would be played unt
tea~s un-piled and ihc
yellow penalty flag was
on the playing surface-
offside call against Po
Joe allowed Blount
another try. This time


'I Were successful and walked
away victorious with a final
score of 14-12 in a game
"' where not only the teams,
. but the fans left it all on the
'v-' field.
The third game was
equally a thriller as
Liberty County played the
Chattahoochee's 11- and
12-year-olds. The hitting
was ferocious at times as
the game seesawed back
and forth. Down 28-22,
., Chattahoochee was able to
take the ball over for one
final chance with 48 sec-
onds left in the game, but
Liberty County held and
nning walked away with the Super
hissed Bowl trophy.
would The Gene Raffield
ucial.. Football League would like
Smith to thank the parents and
after fans of all our youngsters
d the who participated in the
ins in league this year. Our seven-
)reath and eight-year-old Dolphins,
down. as well as our eleven- and
;r the twelve-year-old Buccaneers
d line enjoyed successful seasons,
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field
With
extra
;d up
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competed this year and most
of them are already looking
forward to next year.
We would also like to
thank our sponsors who are
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this page. Without them,
the Gene Raffield Football


League would be unable to
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youngsters. One of the ref-
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Roberts totaled 142 tackles, Myers 135. "I think those are pretty good
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Port St.
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe chewed up
more grass than a Kentucky
thoroughbred on Friday night
and ran right past visiting
Hilliard.
The Sharks 'rushed for
368 yards and once again
delivered the key plays early
as they raced past the Red
Flashes to a 28-6 Region 1-
1A semifinal victory. Port St.
Joe (10-1 and riding a 10-
game winning streak) hosts
Mayo Lafayette (11-0), a 14-


Joe Ru
6 winner over Wewahitchka
on Friday, in next week's
regional final.
Though the Red Flashes
(7-4) were of a decidedly dif-
ferent mettle, Port St. Joe pro-
duced a rerun of last week's
shellacking of Apalachicola,
the Sharks grabbing the jug-
ular with lightning quickness
and never letting go.
After holding Hilliard
three-and-out on the open-
ing drive, Ashley Davis field-
ed a punt in stride on a dead
run at the Shark 35 and


ns Past Hilliard


sprinted through the middle
of coverage to the Hilliard 28,
producing a net gain on the
punt for the Red Flashes of
just seven yards.
Davis (22 carries, 98
yards) picked.up five off tack-
le and Ash Parker picked up
21 on a sweep left. Davis
finished the drive up the gut
from the 2. Will Just added
the extra point and it was
7-0 with just over, three min-
utes expired.
Hilliard tried to mix their
offensive looks all night,
largely to. little avail, but a
quick hitter on first down on
the following drive produced
a 15-yard run by sophomore
tailback Ralph Bolden and
brief momentum.
Which was then lost
as the Sharks concentrat-
ed on neutralizing quarter-'
back Daniel Thomas, who is
entertaining several major-
college scholarship offers,
the remainder of the drive,
keeping him from breaking
free outside while interrupt-
ing his pass attempts.
After Hilliard punted -


failing to gain a first down
after Bolden's jaunt the
Sharks took over at their 24.
A pair of penalties,
including a holding call
downfield on a big gain by
Quentin Jenkins (16-81),
had Port St. Joe back at its
23 before Parker, who had
184 yards on just six carries
(30.6 per carry) and a receiv-
ing touchdown, took a pitch
right, got seal blocks from
wideout Ashton Larry and
quarterback Mike Quinn,
and sailed 77 yards for the
touchdown.
It was 14-0 Sharks after
Just's extra point.
"We thought we'd be
able to run against them,"
said Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer. "I thought we did a
great job up front. The guys
on the line really teed off and
put a helmet on somebody."
Hilliard answered on
the next drive, needing just
four plays to motor 65 yards
for the touchdown. Thomas
found Andre Walker behind
Larry on a deep corner route
from the Shark 33 for the


Soccer Season Presents Early Kicks for Port St. Joe


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
They've hit the pitch and
produced some early high-
lights at Port, St. Joe High
School.
The soccer season got
underway over the past week
with both the, Sharks and
Lady Sharks tasting the thrill
of victory as well as the agony
of defeat. -
The boys opened their
season last Saturday with a
visit to Lamar Faison Fields
by. Tallahassee John Paul
II and as he has with the
football team, New Orleans
transplant Will Just provoidd
plenty of leg. ",
Just put Port St. Joe up
early with a breakaway goal
and added two more during
a second half blitz as Port St.


Joe downed John Paul 5-2.
The game was tied 1-1
after the first half but the
Sharks scored four second-
half goals, two by Just and
two from Mica Ashcraft, to
put the game away.
Ashcraft also had two
assists and Jimmy Curry
assisted on three goals.
The boys (1-1) trav-
eled to Panama City Beach
on Monday to face a tough
Arnold squad and came
away on the short end of a
5-4 score, which could be
seen as something of a win
considering the level of com-
petition.'
'We wre really glad we
played as well as we did,"
said Curry.
Just again had three
goals for the Sharks; Zeke

Macho
4111n.dvrisdPrc


Stevens added the final goal.
Ashcraft and Curry both had
assists.
The boys travel to West
Gadsden on Thursday for a
6 p.m. ET match-up.
Against John Paul last
Saturday, the Lady Sharks
battled on even terms with
the Lady Panthers through
an opening half that ended
with Port St. Joe up 4-3, but
the visitors poured in five
second-half goals to secure


an 8-4 win.
Elizabeth Gibson scored
three times for Port St. Joe
with Emily Baxley adding a
goal.
The Lady Sharks (1-
2) traveled to Wakulla on
Monday and sustained
a tough 4-1 loss. Amy
Brockman scored Port St.
Joe's lone goal.
The girls travel to
Marianna on Thursday for a
7 p.m. ET contest.


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touchdown. Dennis Alderman
added the extra point and
though they didn't realize it,
Red Flashes had completed
their scoring.
They would muster just
87 yards rushing and 75
yards passing for 162 total
yards.
"I think we took ourselves
out of rhythm," said Hilliard
coach Paul Whittenburg,
who led the team after head
coach Donald Walker did not
make the trip for reasons
Whittenburg did not detail.
"We are a good offensive foot-
ball team and we knew Port
St. Joe had a good defense.
We just shot ourselves in the
foot when we needed to make
plays. We just never got fir-
ing on all cylinders."
When they did fire, Port
St. Joe responded.
Their lead cut in half,
the Sharks, who rushed for
181 yards in the first quarter
alone, scored on their next
two possessions to douse the
Red Flashes' hopes.
Taking over at the Port
St. Joe 21 with 3:32 left in the
opening quarter, the Sharks
methodically marched 79
yards in 11 plays, Davis,
Parker, Jenkins and Sydney
Harris doing the damage.
Davis finished the drive by
diving over from the 1, Just's
kick making it 21-7.
On the first play of
the ensuing drive, Thomas
attempted a deep corner
to Mikey Young, the 'throw
resulting in a jump ball
snagged by the shorter Mike
Byrd and Port St. Joe was on
offense at its 37.
The Sharks needed just
six plays to find the end zone


again, Quinn hitting Parker
on a deep fade from 23 yards
for the score and a 28-7 lead
heading into halftime after
Just added the extra point.
"It's important for us not
to play from behind," Palmer
said. "After they made it 14-
7, we did a good job to score
on the next drive and the
series after that."
The Sharks twice drove
into Hilliard territory in the
second half, but missed on a
field goal set up by a daz-
zling 63-yard run by Parker
which he created after break-
ing three tackles on a sweep
right before cutting back left
for big yardage and ran
out the clock in the final two
minutes.
Primarily what they
accomplished in the final
24 minutes was to melt the
clock and keep the ball away
from Thomas and the other
speedsters populating the
Red Flashes' backfield.
On those occasions that
the Red Flashes had the ball,
they mounted just one more
threat, reaching the Shark
10 early in the final period,
only to have Thomas stripped
of the ball on a keeper with
Port St. Joe recovering the
fumble.
"We just tried to con-
tain their speed," said Port
.St. Joe defensive coordina-
tor Chuck Gannon. "They
have so much speed at their
skilled positions. We wanted
to contain (Thomas) and hit
him all night. Other than one
play, I thought we did that."
Mayo Lafayette will come
calling at 7:30 p.m. ET on
Friday at Shark Field.


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School


Ash

Parker

Parker, a
senior, running
....i.IL back, carried six
i1 times for 184
SI I yards, including
a touchdown run
of 77 yards and
another jaunt of 63 yards, and caught
one pass for 24 yards and a touch-
down as Port St. Joe beat Hilliard 28-7.
Defensively, Parker had three solo tackles
and four assists.


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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
A succession of hur-
ricanes, skyrocketing gas
prices and a lingering red
tide combined to make this
year a devastating one for
charter boat owners.
But help may soon be
on the way.
The National Association
of Charterboat Operators
(NACO) is currently conduct-


ing a series of workshops
throughout the Panhandle,
aimed at uniting charter
boat owners in an effort to
lobby Congress for disaster
relief.
On Saturday, approxi-
mately 10 area charter boat
owners attended a workshop
conducted by NACO presi-
dent Bob Zales, II at the Port
St. Joe Marina.
Trey Landry, owner of


inshore guide service Premier
Sportfishing Adventures,
attended the workshop in
the hopes of getting some
relief after suffering a 20
percent loss in revenues.
Though his boat suf-
fered no damage during the
storms, Landry received
cancellations from a num-
ber of repeat customers who
found the hurricane-ridden
coastline a less than desir-


able vacation spot.
Landry called the red
tide bloom the "final blow"
for the already hard-hit
charter boat industry.
A part-time charter boat
captain, Landry said the
full-time operators have suf-
fered the most.
"They took a huge loss.
It was the worst year I've
ever seen in the seven years
since the Marina has been


open," said Landry.
At the workshop, Zales
distributed comprehen-
sive questionnaires to the
charter boat owners, asking
them to assess the damages
to their boat and equipment,
list the number of trip can-
cellations and estimate their
total gross income loss as a
result of the storms.
NACO will use the ques-
tionnaires' findings to bol-


ster its lobbying campaign.
Landry said NACO will
attempt to secure loans for
affected charter boat own-
ers at a two to three percent
interest rate, a figure signifi-
cantly less than they could
receive at a bank.
He believes the loans
will do much to aid suffer-
ing charter boat operators
as they await the next fish-
ing season.
"Itll help these guys
get back on their feet for
Christmas," Landry said.


Port St. Joe Police Department


ARRESTS:
On Nov 7, Dianna
K. Parnell age 34 of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for violation of court ordered
probation. Darnell is on pro-


bation for introduction of
contraband into a correc-
tional facility. Darnell vio-
lated several conditions of
her probation and a warrant
was issued for her arrest.
4


On Nov 8, Anthony
L. Skanes, age 40, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for
resisting arrest, possession
of drug paraphernalia and
active child support warrant.
Upon approach of Skanes
on Avenue C near MLK Blvd.
Skanes attempted to elude
officers on foot. Skanes was
arrested after short foot pur-
suit and was transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
On Nov 9, Diane Morgan
age 59 of Port St. Joe, Florida
was arrested for possession
of more than 20 grams of
marijuana, possession with
the intent to distribute and
possession of drug para-
phernalia. While officers
were on foot patrol in North
Port St. Joe they observed
several people gathered
near an alleyway and when
approached this group ran
with the exception of Morgan.


Due to the strong odor of
marijuana in this area these
officers approached Morgan
and discovered her in pos-
session of illegal drugs and
paraphernalia. Morgan was
placed under lawful arrest
for being in possession of
illegal drugs. Officers found
several bags of marijuana
in the area where Morgan
was standing that weighed
approximately 160 grams
along with items used to
distribute these drugs. The
other people with Morgan
were caught on video and
more arrests are expected
involving this incident.
On November 10,
James E. Raker, age 41, of
Wewahitchka, Florida was
arrested for failure to appear
in court on previous charges
of battery, petit theft, and
criminal mischief. Raker
was transported to the Gulf


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County Jail to await first
appearance.
On November 10,
Douglas B. Grogan age
44, of Port St. Joe, Florida
was arrested for posses-
sion of marijuana. Grogan
was stopped for a traffic
infraction. Upon the offi-
cer making contact with
Grogan there was a strong
odor of marijuana and alco-
holic beverage coming from
his vehicle. Grogan told
officers that he had been
smoking cannabis while
operating this vehicle and
extinguished this cannabis
cigarette just prior to the
officer's approach. Officers
found several cannabis ciga-
rettes inside Grogan's vehi-
cle, at which time officers
placed Grogan under arrest
and transported him to the
Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On November 11, Eric
L. Thomas age 34 of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for
possession of cocaine, pos-
session of drug parapherna-
lia and existing arrest with
violence. Officers were on
patrol in North Port St. Joe
when two subjects entered
an unsecured abandoned
house known for illegal drug
use. Thomas pushed one
officer in attempt to elude
arrest where a struggle
ensued. Officers gained con-
trol .of Thomas where he was
found to be in possession of
a "crack pipe." Upon further
search of Thomas he had
"crack" cocaine inside his
pocket. Thomas was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appear-
ance.


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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
WITHIN CITY
RIGHTS-OF-WAY
SECTION 6-4; PENALTY
SECTION 1-15
(a) It is unlawful
for any person to purchase,
use, offer for sale, possess,
consume or carry in any
cup, glass, can or other
open or unsealed container,
any alcoholic beverage on
the streets, sidewalk, alleys,
city parks, city owned prop-
erty, or rights-of-way, any
public play ground, public
recreational area, or public
park within the city.
(b) ) It is unlawful
for any person to consume
any alcoholic beverage or
any mixture containing an
alcoholic beverage on the
streets, sidewalks, alleys or
rights-of-way within the city
or on any city-owne prop-
erty which such person, as
operator or passenger, is in
or on any vehicles, wheth-
er moving or stopped, and
such consumption is open
to the public.
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by a fine not exceeding $500
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City
annexation ordinance for the
11-acre parcel surrounding
the new road.
Pate requested that the
property be annexed before
the end of December so that
it could be placed on the tax
rolls.
In other business:
Carol Davis, with the
Downtown Redevelopment


County

Heart would provide the
Wewahitchka clinic with
access to a pool of doctors.
t'ent said plans were in the
works for a full-time provider
who would staff the hospital
five days a week.
, The clinic would also
feature diagnostic X-ray
equipment, a 340B drug
discount program and
ecpanded behavioral and
mental health services.
, Beyond the health
clinic, McKnight stressed
tlhe job opportunities the
new hospital would provide
Wewahitchka residents.
Of the 260 anticipated
employment vacancies,
McKnight estimated that 104
would be filled by residents
from the north end of the


From Page 1A


Agency, briefed the board
on the DRA's pilot banner
program.
After forming a banner
committee, the DRA
commissioned local artist
Chuck Creasy to design the
artwork for four banners to
be placed down Reid Avenue,
U.S. 98 and Hwy. 71.
The banners will feature


county.
With Port St. Joe's rising
property values limiting
affordable housing options,
McKnight noted that many
hospital workers will make
their homes in Wewahitchka,
further stimulating the local
economy.
Though several audience
members questioned St.
Joe Company's altruistic
motives and responded with
skepticism to McKnight's
assurance that specialists
would relocate to the area,
the majority expressed their
desire for improved health
care.
For the ones who spoke,
the most unsettling factor
in the hospital equation was
the half-cent sales tax.


patriotic and seasonal
themes, with a rendering of
a lighthouse adorned by a
Christmas reef set for display
on Dec. 1.
The DRA has partnered
with the Gulf Alliance of Local
Artists (GALA) and is currently
seeking sponsorship.
The board approved
a contract with Progress


After several
Wewahitchka residents urged
the commission to place
the taxing question on the
ballot, commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. noted that the
half-cent sales tax had been
the recommendation of the
hospital committee.
Though the board
could have opted for a voter
referendum, Peters said the
board decided it was "more
important" to put the matter
to a vote.
When county attorney
Tim McFarland clarified the
issue, noting that the county
had already approved the
sales tax, Fisher admitted
his confusion.
"Why are we having this
meeting?" he asked.


County hospital negotiator, Jim McKnight


Energy in the amount of $1
to allow banners to be placed
on Hwy. 98 and 71 Progress
Energy polls.
The board received
a request from Verizon to
place cell phone antennas on
the 10th street water tower.
The cell phone company will
pay a rental fee of $15,000
per year for five years, with


From Page IA

Knowing that no further
decisions would be made
concerning the sales tax,
both Fisher and Dickens were
content to continue their
support for the interlocal
agreement.
"If it's already going to be
a half-cent sales tax and it's
for health care, I'm all for it,"
said Fisher.
While he seconded
Fisher's sentiment, Dickens
expressed some still lingering
confusion.
"Let's give [the sales tax]
to the commission or the
county or whoever it should
go to," declared Dickens.
Williams said he would
take full responsibility
for the breakdown in
communication, noting that
the county should not have
made the decision to approve
the sales tax without first
consulting county residents.
With several audience
members calling the
meeting a "waste of time,"
Williams said he would keep
communication lines open in
the future.
"This will never happen
again," he pledged.


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the rent then increasing 15
percent.
In an effort to make the
outdoor lights at City Hall
match those along Reid Ave.,
the board approved a $4,500


lighting expenditure.
The board approved
city manager Lee Vincent's
request to begin interviewing
for an administrative
assistant.


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Veterans Day


reteranl.
The P-,rt St. -oe Hieh
School Chora iJ Department
ent their pipes t,_, the -ong "I
Am An American.' arraj.ned
',. music cUtea.(:her Ann
Comforter and f'eaLturing
spoken-'.wo)rd interlude-. b',
.he hizgh ;:ch":)lI's dramn-i
Lt ti d e r i t.
C o:rn If.r t e r her elf
sn-g a ro-using rendItion
of "Gocd Bless, Arneric."
acc.,m panied on piano by
Ediwena LaV.Trenc'e
After ia series )f .onre
and other recit.3tiuns. the
pr ogramn turned ssolemnLr
as Rodney Herring recited
-ihe names of Gulf C,,unt;
-eterans who lost their tl\e'
:n World War II, Korea and
Xietnam.
Ea ch name W3'aS
La11unctuated by a chime :if a
brass bell struck b, school
board member Bill,, Quinn.
Jr The pla..in o:) 'Tap-" by
Match Buin,tron followed.
At the cerermon'il, '
conclusion, the Student
Government, led by president
Emily Raffield, crossed the
gymnasium to place pins
on the lapels, of the-seated
veterans.
This year, the veterans
were joined for the first time
by their comrades in area
nursing homes.
Though the high school
staged a moving' Veterans
Day ceremony, Ramsey
stressed the importance of
every-day patriotism.
He left both young
and old with some parting
wisdom: "Learn the Pledge of
Allegiance and say it often,
learn and sing the National
Anthem, give the American
flag the respect it deserves
and thank every veteran you
come in contact with for
giving us the opportunity to
live free."
VFW Post Honors Fallen
Comrades
A small crowd of
veterans from VFW Post No.
10069, members of the VFW
Ladies Auxiliary and guests
assembled in front of the
courthouse on Friday for the
VFW Post's annual Veterans
Day ceremony.,
Chaplain Ron Groleau
expressed the solemnity of
the occasion, describing the
holiday as "a day for every
American to contemplate
the price of our liberty."
The ceremony featured
the traditional placing
of a wreath beneath the
courthouse veteran's
memorial and a speech from
VFW "Voice of Democracy"
essay contest winner Kelly
Geoghagan.
Geoghagan, a Port St. Joe
High School Senior, framed
her exploration of American
liberty by describing a trip
to New York City's Ground
Zero this May.'
After contrasting the
oppressive nature of the Al
Qaeda regime to the liberty
she enjoys as an American
citizen, Geoghagan said
she would never again take
freedom for granted.
The VFW Post lost three
cherished veterans this year.
Former Chaplain Talmadge
Kennedy suffered a heart
attack last Veteran's Day
and Marvin "Corky" Barker,
a World War II veteran, died
a short time ago. Retired
Army pilot Richard Seefeldt
passed away last Tuesday.
During his 29-year
military career, Seefeldt
served in the Korean and
Vietnam Wars, flew Black
Hawk helicopters and
earned the Distinguished
Flying Cross.
Groleau described
Seefeldt as "a true friend to all
of us, an outstanding soldier
who had a distinguished
career in the US Army."
Seefeldt's wife, Ginny
and daughter, Susan
attended the ceremony.
Both described the
loss of their loved one as a
blessing. Seefeldt had fought
bravely for two years with
liver disease, and had at last


found peace.
Before the ceremony,
Susan said she had no
doubt her father is heaven.
"He's up there flying," she
said.
Susan received the
confirmation she needed
during the playing of "Taps,"
when a hawk circled the
American flag.
Susan caught the
attention of her father's
veteran friend Jack Reynolds.
As the pair watched the
hawk in flight, Susan smiled
knowingly.
"That's my dad," she
said.


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DECEMBER 2

ALL DAY
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Come browse the dazZling
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Downtown Reid Ave.

6:00 PM
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musical entertainment
Frank Pate Park


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REINDEER 5K RUN & FITNESS WALK
9:00 a.m. (EST)
Saturday December 3, 2005
You are invited to the Annual Reindeer 5K Run. Bring your children and friends. Let's promote fitness and
have fun, too! Walkers welcome!
Run course: The run starts and ends at the corner of Reid Avenue and Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.
The course is flat and fast!
T-shirts: T-shirts to the first 100 registered runners/walkers by race day.
Registration: Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, December 3rd. Registration fee is $15.00
ly and $20.00 on race day. On-line registration available on www.gulfchamber.org "Christmas on the Coa


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Awards: $50.00 cash award to the 1st Overall Male and Female runners.
Additional awards will be 3 deep in 5 year age groups.
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ENTRY FORM


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proceeding north on Reid Avenue.
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including high heat and/or humidity, traffic, and the condition of the road, all such risks known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and
knowing these facts and in condition of your accepting my entry, representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out
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Make checks payable to: Reindeer Run, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
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What are you entering? Please circle one:
I Band -- # of members
Float -- # of members
Shriners -- # of members
Car -- # of people
Walking Unit -- # of people
Boat -- # of people


Please return entry form to:
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
P. 0. Box 964
Port St. Joe, FL 32457


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Or bring to:
Chamber Office at 155 Capt. Fred's Place
(formerly 4th St.)
227-1223


PRIZE FOR FLOATS
1st Place $150.00
2nd Place $100.00
3rd Place $ 75.00


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The time of day when electricity is used can
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the time of day when you use such household
appliances as your washing machine, vacuum
or dishwasher you can help reduce electric
demand during peak times of the day, thereby
reducing the overall cost of power in Florida.

A consumer's demand for electricity is
influenced by the electricity-consuming
appliances in his or her home or business, and
the extent to which those appliances are used.
The "load" that a utility must supply, meanwhile,
is the total of all customers' electric demand.
Because customers use electricity in different
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A utility may generate electricity, purchase
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and the cost of any conservation or load
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How Do I Practice Peak Shifting?
Use electric appliances such. as washing
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WINTER )
10 a.m. 6 p.m.
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Midnight Noon
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programs to help reduce demand during peak
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customer agrees to allow the utility to control
the flow of electricity to certain larger electric
appliances, such as heat pumps or water
heaters, that are not needed by the customer
at peak times of the day.

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energy wisely, and to find out about any load
management or conservation programs that
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information on energy conservation, or visit us
atwww.floridapsc.com.


Braulio L. Baez is the Chairman of the Florida
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Please join A&A
HomeCare, Inc. in adopting
a local senior citizen for
Christmas this year. You
can help bring cheer and joy
into their lives during the
holiday season.
We will be taking gifts
such as food, clothing and
items from seniors' wish
lists. If you know a senior
in need, we would be glad


Matthew Roberson

Turns Three
Matthew H. Roberson,
Jr., son of Matt & Beth
Roberson of Tallahassee,
recently celebrated his third
birthday.
The theme of Matthew's
party was "Madagascar" and
was held at the Tallahassee
Museum of History
and Natural Science in
Tallahassee.
Matthew's paternal
grandparents, Ralph &
Margaret Roberson, and his
maternal grandparents, Don
and Judy Kosin, all of Port
St. Joe, along with all of his
little friends had a great time
helping Matthew celebrate
his birthday.


to add them to our adoption
list.
Beginning Nov. 28,
please come by our office to
adopt a senior angel from
our Christmas tree or call
639-3333 or 227-3331.
We are located at 211 N.
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More details to follow in
the next issue.


Wewahitchka Lions Club
On Saturday, Oct. 29, Pins and member certificates
the Wewahitchka Lions to them.
Club had their installation Guest included: Lynn
dinner for eight incoming Haven, Parkway, Bay
new members at the County, and Mexico Beach
Wewahitchka Community Lions Clubs.
Center. .We are looking to the
Nancy Cummings was future. We have applications
the guest speaker, who W
also in the past has held given to several prospective
the office of governor for members. If you would like
Lions International. She to join our Wewahitchka
inducted the new members Lions Club contact Bernice
by bestowing their Lion Club Moore at 6.39-46S9.


Red Hat Chit Chat


Ann Jones wishes to
invite the Beach Bells Red
Hatters to attend a paint-
your-own-pottery gathering
at 10:30, December 1 Glazed
Expectations next door to


Hobby Lobby; 838 W. 23rd
Street. Panama City. Lunch
w-ill be at 12.30 at Oli\v
Garden. Call Ann at 648-
1006 for reservations


'Seven Days Of Opening Nights' 2006

Offers Kaleidoscope Of Artists, Performers


From country to jazz, Edition II at Ruby Diamond
from dance to theatre, the Auditorium, FSU Feb. 17
eighth season of Seven Days Opening Reception and art
of Opening Nights, Feb. 16- exhibit at FSU Museum of
28,2006, offers a spectacular Fine Arts;
array of world-renowned Additional exhibits
artists and performers. on Napoleon and Florida's
The annual festival is artists at Brogan Museum
produced by Florida State of Art and Science and
University and sponsored by Museum of Florida History
a host of educational and Feb. 17 Pat Metheny Trio
community partners. Live w/Christian McBride and
music performances include Antonio Sanchez at Ruby
American icon Willie Nelson Diamond Auditorium, FSU;
(sponsored by Capital City Feb. 18 Saturday Matinee
Bank); five-time, Grammy of the Arts at Tallahassee
Award winningsinger/ Museum of History and
songwriter Natural Science; Feb. 18
Al Jarreau; jazz PHILADANCO at Ruby
musicians Pat Metheny Diamond Auditori.um, ,F.U.; .
Trio w/Christian, Meride "Frs9 19- Dan Zanes and
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musician/storyteller: Arlo Auditorium, iSU;0 Feb. 19 '
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Keillor's "Lake Wobegon Richard Russo at University
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Browne and Anthony Zerbe 21 Al Jarreau at Ruby
in "Behind the Broken Diamond Auditorium, FSU;
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century poetry and drama Lake Wobegon Days at Ruby
at Tallahassee Community Diamond Auditorium, FSU
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by PHILADANCO; and the Top at Ruby Diamond
MOMIX "Passion," a Auditorium, FSU Feb. 24
multimedia performance by Arlo Guthrie's Alice's
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FSU: Feb. 27 Heading and
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College of Medicine: Feb.
28 Willie Nelson at Ruby
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Florida Department Of Health Promotes The American


Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout On November 17


The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) joins the
American Cancer Society
(ACS) to encourage smokers
to quit smoking for one
day, and by doing so, strive
to maintain a smoke-free
lifestyle. Both agencies stress
the importance of tobacco
users participating in the
Great American Smokeout.
"By participating in the
Great American Smokeout,
smokers can learn to develop
self-control over smoking
and its fatal consequences
related to smoking," said
DOH Secretary M. Rony


Francois, M.D., M.S.P.H.,
Ph.D. "Floridians should have
the opportunity to live in a
smoke-free environment."
According to the Centers
for Disease Control and
Prevention, tobacco kills
more Americans than alcohol,
car accidents, suicide, AIDS,
homicide and illegal drugs
combined.
Since 1977, the Great
American Smokeout has
been in effect to help smokers
end their addiction. Quitting
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of lung cancer, heart and
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According to Cancer
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Lung cancer is the leading
cause of death in the U.S.
for both men and women."
In addition, "secondhand
smoke may be responsible
for about 3,000 lung cancer
deaths in nonsmoking adults
and an additional 35,000 to
40,000 cases of heart disease
in people who are not current
smokers."
Since 1998, smoking
in Florida has decreased
by 42 percent among high
school students and by 60
percent among middle school
students (Florida Youth
Tobacco Survey, 2005). As
for adult smokers, the rate in
Florida declined 27 percent
between 2003 and 2005.
The Department of
Health's toll free Tobacco
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24 hours a day, at 1-877-U-
CAN-NO (1.877.822.6669), to
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Florida Department of Health Observes National


Radiation Protection Professionals Week, Nov. 6-12
The Florida Department who make Florida a safer of Radiation Control is the
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the Conference of Radiation M. Rony Francois, M.D., for ensuring the safe and
Control Program Directors M.S.P.H., Ph.D., said. secure use of x-ray machines.,
and Radiation Protection "Radiation protection and radioactive materials,,,
Professionals in. Florida, professionals promote theproviding emergency
join together to observe safe, secure and effective providing emergency
the week of Nov. 6-12 as use of radiation in consumer response for radiation related-!
National Radiation Protection products, transportation, incidents and monitoring".
Professionals Week. energy, research and medical environmental health risks.
The observance is applications." The Bureau also works closely
designated in recognition of Radiation Protection with medical physicists in
the commitment of radiation Professionals touch all public and private sectors
protection professionals and aspects of Floridians' lives, to ensure that medical:'
in honor of the discovery of from the food they eat and procedures are available andA-:
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1st Annual National Hospice and Home Care Month Community Event
Hospice of the Emerald event, "There's No Place food and children's activities.
Coast and Mid South Like Home," is being held on The event is free and open to -;
Home Care are pleased to Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 the public.
ao u n 1 C is l q n n Tua th Bn


announce its 1st Annual
Community Awareness
Event in celebration of
National Hospice and Home
Care Month. This year's


a.m. ti 3 p.m. u.. atI e 1ay
Medical Plaza at the comer
of Highway 77 and Baldwin
Road. The event features
local vendors, entertainment,


For more information
contact Hospice of the
Emerald Coast at 850-769-.-
0055.


DOH Updates Flu Vaccine Recommendations


Today, Florida Secretary
of Health, M. Rony Frangois,
M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.,
announcedrecommendations
for all Floridians concerning
flu vaccine and distribution.
"I understand the frustrations
some Floridians have
experienced when trying
to locate flu vaccine in the
last two weeks. A recent
nnoruncement -by Florida's
distributor of ,. Chiron
manufactured flu vaccine
indicating they will only fill


a portion of their orders will
make locating flu vaccine even
more difficult for the next few
weeks," said Frangois. "Even
though Florida is anticipating
a significant shipment of
vaccine from the CDC in early
December, we need to make
the best use of the vaccine
that is currently available
and offer alternatives as
appropriate. '--Int-light of'the
supply: ''hallenges;:'we I are
experiencing, I am making the
following recommendations:"


All health care providers-',
should review their patient "
population carefully and if'
necessary limit the available
vaccine to those patients in
the high-risk category until W
supplies stabilize.
Floridians who are.
healthy, and between the ages i
of 5 and 49, should discuss t,
the value and availability ofi,
Flumist .with,, their.. health
care provider.. ,, :
parentsts should discuss q
pediatric flu vaccine with,,
their primary health care
provider. Immunizing your
children will not only offer
them protection from flu
but indirectly will also help
protect your family.
The peak of flu season
in Florida is in mid February.
A vaccination in November
or December will still provide
you with protection from
influenza.
Seniors should
remember that pneumonia
is a serious complication of
flu. Talk to your health care
provider about receiving a
pneumococcal inoculation.
Floridians are encouraged
to take other steps to prevent
getting and spreading the flu
this season including:
Wash your hands
thoroughly and frequently
with soap and warm water.
(Anti-bacterial liquid hand
gels are useful if soap and
water are unavailable.)
Cover your mouth when
you cough.
Stay home when you are
sick, and keep children home

from school and daycare
when they are sick.
Stay healthy: get plenty
of rest, healthy foods, fluids
and exercise.


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Office: 850-227-1501

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


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1120 COUNTRY CLUB RD.
3br/3b home on the 8th tee at St. Joe Bay C.C.
Approx1 850 sq. ft. Lovely country setting yet close to
town. Large lot(.98ac). $525,000. MLS # 107116.
Eve. Perry McFarland, Realtor Assoc. 229-6153.


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545 BARRIER DUNES DR.
3/3.5 be Excellent condition. Great view of
gulf. New fridg, AC, and ext. paint. Part. Furn.
Seller Motivated $495,000. MLS# 107798.
Tom Graney, Realtor Associate.


GULF PINES DR.
1st. tier lot. Excellent view. FEMA Ins. Deeded access to
beach. 1/2 oc. m/I. Great neighborhood. MLS # 108679.
$650,000.






GULF FRONT LOt
116 S. 36th St. Mexico Bch, Superior viewl Beautiful beach.
Near Pier. Possible DUPLEX potential. Tom Graney, Realtor
Associate, 647-3736 MLS # 103569.


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


Very comfortable 3/2 brick home located on street behind GP
Hospital. Ronovated lost two years w/new appliances, roof,
floor covering, kitchen cabinets and interior point. 148'x146'
lot. Perry McFarland, Realtor Assoc, 229-6153 MLS# 107737.


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


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


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




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BEACH COTTAGE
208 41h St., Mexico Beach. Nice collage on 75'x 112' lot. Located
in 3rd black from dedicated public beach. lot also for sale.
Perry McFarland, Realtor Associate, 229-6153. MLS# 108525.
$325,000.


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9141 Cockles Dr. (2 avl.)
220 Whiting St.
4023 Cape San Bias Rd. (2avl.)
8080 Cape San Bias Rd.
130 Cottage Lane


Spacious 3/3 home in St. Joe at corner of Long Ave. and
7th. Commercial potential. Price reduced to $325,000.
MLS#108402. Perry McFarland, Realtor Associate, 229-
6163.





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


St. Joe Beach $225,000 ea.
Highland View $300,000
1.18Acres $1,150,000 ea.
Commercial $ 1,375,000
First tier Indian Pass $ 575,000


Tom Graney, Kealtor Associate
Any Agent
Tom Graney, Realtor Associate
Tom Graney, Realtor Assoc.
Tom Todd, Realtor


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Florida Department Of Health Recognizes Prematurity Awareness Day On November 15


-November is dedicated
to help support the babies
fighting for life-
The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) Division
of Family Health Services
is supporting the March of
Dimes (MOD) in recognizing
Prematurity Awareness Day
as a day to observe the
national crisis of premature
babies and lifelong
disabilities.
"All of us should take this
important day to recognize
the serious implications of
babies who are born too


soon, too small," said DOH
.Secretary M. Rony Frangois,
M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D. While
we have made great strides to
improve health outcomes for
pregnant women and babies,
we have far to go in reducing
the number of babies who
are born premature."
According to the March
of Dimes, since 1981, the
rate of premature births
rose from 9.4 percent to
12.3, an increase of almost
29 percent. In 2003, there
were 27,645 preterm births
in Florida, representing 13


percent of live births.
In a pregnant woman
who is not yet at term, here
are some of the warning signs
of an impending premature
delivery:
Contractions (your
abdomen tightens like a fist)
every 10 minutes or more
often
Change in vaginal
discharge (leaking fluid or
bleeding from your vagina)
Pelvic pressure-the
feeling that your baby is
pushing down
Low, dull backache


There are a number of
factors that may contribute
to premature deliveries,
for example, smoking,
alcohol consumption and
stress. Healthy babies need
healthy mothers. According
the Division Family Health
Services, mothers work
toward healthy outcomes by
being as healthy as possible
before and during pregnancy,
reducing factors that are
known to play a role in low
birth weight and prematurity,
and spacing their babies 18
months to two years apart.


New Mail Tracking Service Lets Military Families Know Their Shipment Has Arrived


Washington, DC combat areas. on the most popular items
Military families now have Packages being sent by ordered to send care packages
a convenient way to track Parcel Post to all Air/Army to the troops.
the status of Express Mail Post Office (APO) or Fleet This kit may be ordered
sent to loved ones stationed Post Office (FPO) ZIP Codes by calling 1-800-610-8734
around the world. Through should be mailed no later and requesting CAREKIT04.
a new tracking service than Saturday, Nov. 12, The kit contains four Priority
available on usps.com, to reach troops stationed Mail boxes, sixPriority Mail
military families and others overseas. Letters and cards "Flat-Rate" boxes, 10 Priority
who send Express Mail to sent by First-Class Mail Mail labels, one roll of Priority
service men and women can should be posted no later Mail tape, and 10 customs
now confirm when their mail than Dec. 10. There are more forms with envelopes. There
pieces have arrived at Military than 80 military installations is no charge for the kit.
Post Offices anywhere in the worldwide. All packages and mail
world except combat zones. "We are asking families must be addressed to
Customers can log on and supporters to mail and individual service members,
at usps.com and click on ship early this year to insure in accordance with U.S.
"Track & Confirm" and enter a happy holiday for our Department of Defense
the tracking number from troops," said Nick Barranca, regulations.
their Express Mail receipt. Vice President of Product All military units are
The deadline for shipping Development for the U.S. assigned an APO or FPO ZIP
packages via Express Mail Postal Service. code and in many cases that
Military Service (EMMS) is To address current ZIP Code travels with the unit.
Dec. 19. Next year, the Postal demand, the Postal Service The Postal Service places
Service plans to expand this has created a special "kit" APO/FPO mail on special
capability to track other types that contains the necessary charter flights, commercial
of mail worldwide, including mailing materials based airlines and military service
aircraft to reach armed
Public Service Announcement services members overseas
as quickly as possible.
The Gulf County no charge for the Seminar. A complete list of military
Economic Development The types of Contract mailing deadlines follows.
Council is pleased to Opportunites offered by the 1 EMMS: Express Mail
announce a Small Business Government are in: Military Service is available to
Assistance Seminar conduct- Engineering selected military post offices.
ed on Wednesday, Nov. 30, Construction all Check with your local Post
1:00 3:00 p.m. ET at the trades Office to determine if this
Port St. Joe Fire Department Architects service is available to your
Conference Room located at Heating and Air PAL PAL s a special
410 Williams Avenue, Port Conditioning service that provides air
St. Joe. Demolition/Site prepa- transportation for parcels on
Mr Johnny Peace, ration a space-available basis. It is
Director ofthe Small Business Grounds Maintenance available for Parcel Post items
Office, Naval Surface Warfare Safety not exceeding 30 pounds in
Center, Panama City, Florida, weight or 60 inches in length
will conduct the seminar. Fire Prevention and girth combined. The
The subject of the Seminar Vehicle Painting and applicable PAL fee must be
will be "The HUBZone Rehabilitation paid in addition to the regular
Empowerment Program" and'ri T ,tr Metal, Fabrication, .-...n surf c t0e 1'6f -ostage' for
how it can create -business* :,- Logging ianrid- Forest each addressed piece sent by
opportunities for Gulf C6-tty RestOrationi'. PAL service. 1 2
Small Businesses. There is Fencing 3 SAMt Parcels paid


at Parcel Post postage
rates are first transported
domestically by surface and
then to overseas destinations
by air on a space-available
basis. The maximum weight
and size limits are 15
pounds and 60 inches in
length and girth combined.
For more detailed information
on tracking and military
mail, please visit the Military
Postal Service's website at
http://hqdainet.army.mil/
mpsa/

Gulf County Republican

Party Meeting
The Gulf County
Republican Party will host a
meeting Monday, Nov. 21 at
7 p.m. at The Port Inn.
All interested
Republicans are invited to
attend.
For more information,
contact Debbie Van Zant,
850-697-5200.


"Even with the best of
care some babies may still
be born early. However,
with ongoing research and
programs, we expect to
assist pregnant women in
getting the best care into and
throughout their pregnancies
and we hope to consequently
stem the tide of prematurity,"
Frangois said.
The Florida chapter of the
March of Dimes will conduct
a "Celebration of Hope" in
front of the Old Capitol
Building, which will be lit up
in pink and blue to symbolize
hope for premature babies,
on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Individuals, local


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businesses and the
community are encouraged
to participate and support the
rally to raise their awareness
of premature babies and learn
ways to help in the campaign
to prevent premature babies.
DOH promotes and
protects the health and
safety .of all people in
Florida through the delivery
of quality public health
services and the promotion
of health care standards.
For more information, please
visit www.doh.state.fl.us or
www.marchofdimes.com and
select Family Health Services
from the drop box.


--


Duane Williamson


Duane Williamson, 79, of
Huntsville, Al. passed away
on September 19. He was a
native of Albion, Nebraska.
He served in the United
States Navy during World
War II and was a graduate
of the University of Michigan
in Civil Engineering. Most of
his work involved the paper
industry.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Roy
and Ruby Williamson, his
brother, Emroy Williamson,
and his sister, Margaret
Vandervalk.
Survivors are his wife of
53 years, Sara Williamson,
the former Sara Jo Costin
of Port St. Joe; daughters,
Karen Wood and her husband


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Jared Wood of Birmingham,
Taylor Johnson and Ryan
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Adria Williamson and Emily
Williamson of Carrollton,
Georgia.
The funeral service
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at Huntsville First Baptist
Church Chapel with Dr.
Hull and Dr. Jim Moebes
officiating. Burial was
in Maple Hill Cemetery in
Huntsville.
(See OBITUARIES on Page 6B)


A Benefit for Franklin County Seafood Workers
Funded by the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners


November 19, 2005
A celebration of the seafood Industry
in Apalachicola to benefit the Franklin County Seafood
Workers affected by the 2005 Hurricane Season.

The event begins in Tallahassee with a daylong
Motorcycle Poker Run which will end at Fort Coombs
Armory in Apalachicola later in the afternoon.
At 6 p.m. the Armory will be the site of Live Musical
Entertainment and refreshments. All proceeds will go
directly to seafood workers in Franklin County.

Poker Run:
Cost to participate: $20. Best hand takes 1/2 proceeds
1st stop: Capital City Harley Davidson, 1745 Capital Circle NW in Tallahassee
First Bike Out: 10:30 a.m. Last Bike Out: 11:30 a.m.
Last Stop: Fort Coombs Armory, 66 4th Street in Apalachicola
Last Bike In: 6 p.m.
For Details: Call 850-653-8277






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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

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


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

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


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWhinty
Minister of MsicYo"tI
Deboral Loylas
DirectorofChildrenMinisti


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FOR YOU AT:

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A 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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w ',,,. 508 Sixteenth Street 2,27-17.56,
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. o 01
Adult School I
11:00 a.m. -
*Sunday School 0, 0
*Young Children S
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvc.
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron



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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sudq WorskipSrices: 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.-CST
Sdiq School: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexilo Beaoh United Methodist (hirch
NORSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-882Q,.,

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

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

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


You're Among f ends at
Oak Grove assembly of God
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe. JFC
Schedule of Services
Sunday' "ednesday
Sunday School 9.45am Mid Week Meal 5:00pm
.Morning worship 10:45am Mid Week Bible Study 6:15pm
XKids on theMove 10:45am Ministry In actionn 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Monday 6:30pm
Cadles Ministry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic raise &Worship Preaching the Pure Word ,.,,


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
I 314 Firehouse Road *
OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
S Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue j
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A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
M A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: GeneralAssembl 9:45 am. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship II a.m. Evening Worship 6p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6p.m
Prayer Meeting 6 Youth Group 7p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.'
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


First Baptist Churchfi
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" ,,>

The friendly place to worship!

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

"A Reformed Voice
gw < in the Community"

c Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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


,A 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 Bible Study on Sunday: Worship on Wednesday:
and 7:00pm 9:15am and 6:00pm 7:00pm


St. James Episcopal Church


Women Hold Fall Meeting


St. James' Episcopal St. James' Episcopal
Church Women (ECW) held Church has been involved for
their annual fall meeting several years in Operation
Monday, Nov. 7, to review Christmas Child, a project
their activities over the of Samaritan's Purse, an
summer months and to plan International relief program.
the upcoming year.... This fall we were able to fill

Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center


A service of healing and
deliverance is being held, by
the Mexico Beach Christian
Worship Center, on Sunday
Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m. The
service will be held at the
Mexico Beach civic Center.
The Civic Center is behind
Parker Realty in the northern
part of Mexico Beach. It is
the white building with the
dark green roof, which is just
behind a row of gifts shops.
There will be a teaching

Beach Baptist
The Beach Baptist Chapel
dinner menu for Wednesday,
Nov. 16 will include ham,
sweet potatocasserole and
corn casserole.
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
at 311 Columbus St. in St.


Use Me,
Use me for your glory
Lord, in all I say and do.
Let my light shine
brightly, that others might
see you.
Help me hold tightly to
what is eternal,
The things which are
temporal let loose.
I know there's no u haul
behind a hearse,
c- And neither is there a
caboose.
We brought nothing into
this world,
Well take nothing out
when we leave.
Help me show others,
that they might see and
believe.
Help me show others the
strength of my snchor,


DePietro


Lauretta Walden
DePietro, passed away
Wednesday, November 9,
2005 in Panama City. She
was born May 27, 1921 in
-Silver Point, Tennessee.
Lauretta was the daughter of


on how to receive a healing
from God in Jesus' name,
and then a time of prayer
according to James 5:14-15
for anyone needing a heal-
ing touch, or a deliverance.
Anyone sincerely seeking a
healing or deliverance, or
simply seeking a blessing, is
invited to attend.
For further information
call 648-5773.
TimMorrill
Pastor

Dinner Menu
Joe Beach. A donation of $5
per plate is appreciated. All
are invited to attend.
Dinner will not be served
on Nov. 23. Beach Baptist
Chapel dinner menu for
Wednesday Nov. 30 includes:
baked mac and cheese w/
ground beef, and string
beans. Desserts and tea are
served with all dinners.


Lord
When storms arise each
day.
Lord hold my hand and
guide me as I try to lead the
way.
.Help me keep my eyes
on Jesus,
It's a must to win this
race.
..., Mp, shq9w .,hat, true
lovelis; .
When a person is saved
by grace.
I will honor you each day
Lord,
For this grace you've
shown to me.
Let me be a living pat-
tern,
Lord, that others might
see thee.




Emmett Sanders Walden and
Vinnie Puckett Love. She was
a graduate of Berea Academy
in Kentucky and attend-
ed Tennessee Polytechnic
University. In the early
1960's she worked at WJDM
Television in Panama City.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; her
husband, Michele Angelo
DePietro; her brother,


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2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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88 shoe boxes with toys and
personal items for children
over the world. These shoe
boxes will insure a happy
Christmas for many chil-
dren.
The St. James's ECW
have helped fund other out-
reach programs such as the
St. James' Youth Program in
which youth from other com-
munity Churches regularly
join in, the Senior Citizens
of Port St. Joe and Wilmer
Hall, which is the Episcopal
Children's Home in Mobile,
Al.
Dates and times for
our upcoming events are:
Saturday, Nov. 19, from
9 a.m. until 12 noon- St.
James' Holiday Bake sale.
Saturday, Feb. 4 St.
James' invites the commu-
nity to participate in their
Treasures for $Dollars, a
silent and live auction. Also,
available for purchase will be
one of Fr. Joseph's famous
bratwurst dinners.
Tuesday, Feb. 14, St.
James's will honor the Senior
Citizens of the church with a
Valentine Banquet.
In May of 2006 St.
James's Church will host the
Baccalaureate Reception,
honoring the Graduating
High School Seniors and
their family and friends. Our
next meeting will be in the
spring of 2006.

Holiday Bake Sale
St. James Episcopal
Church at 800 22nd Street.
Nov. 19, from 9-12 a.m. in
the church Social Hall.

New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church
New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church will be hav-
ing their Annual Harvest Day
services Sunday Nov. 20. You
are invited to come and wor-
ship with us. Our speaker
is the Rev. Cyril Mills of
Tallahassee, Fl.





Emmett "Pete" Walden and
Usher sister, Mildred Holdnak.
Lauretta is survived
by her daughters, Patsy
Johnson and husband Harry,
Ellen Gillespie and husband
Tom, Sandy Wilson and
husband Charlie, and Jane
Clancy and husband Owen;
her grandchildren, Clifford
(See OBITUARIES on Page 7B)


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Laura Johnson,
Kinlacheeny and 1
Jimmy, William T.
llH, Rosalyn Gillespie
Gillespie, Mollie
and husband John,
Roth Wilson, Mike
and wife Jackie, an
Millsap and husband
great-grandchildren
Biggs and wife
Melissa Anderson,
.Anderson, and Joey
her sister, June Sing
husband Ed; her
Thorburn Puckett a
Mary Jo; and her
Linda Carlen and 1
Walt.
A memorial ser
be held at the Wewa
First United M
Church Saturday, N
12, 2005 at 3:00 p
In lieu of flowers th
suggests a donation
favorite charity. The
will receive friends
.service at 535 South:
71 just South of the
Restaurant in Wewa]
Services condu
Comforter Funeral
Wewahitchka
Chapel


Richard "Dick"

Seefeldt


ohnson' Pilot. He served in Korea, two
Meusban tours of duty in Viet Nam,
huGllesbanie two tours to Antarctica, three
GillAndrea years in Germany, two years
Templin in Hawaii and many state-
Michele side assignments.
Collins After retirement from the
id Terry Army he worked for Sikorsky
I Ernest; Aircraft in Stratford, CT.
Bryan for three years, and was a
Wendy, Maintenance Manager at Ft.
Michelle Rucker, AL. for three years
Collins. before retiring and then went
gley and to Taiwan for two years as a
uncle, consultant for Sikorsky with
and wife 1the Republic of China Air
cousin, Force who had purchased
husband Blackhawk Helicopters from
Sikorsky.
vice will While serving in the
ahitchka US Army he received the
ethodist Distinguished Flying Cross,
ovember Legion of Merit, Combat
).m. CT. Infantryman Badge, The
le family Bronze Star Medal and Army
to your Commendation Medal (with
e family many Oak Leaf Clustersi).
after the His greatest accomplishment
Highway was receiving the 1980
Subway Army Aviator of the Year"
hitchka. Award, presented to him in,
cted by Washington D.C. He was a
Home very active member of the
Branch VFW Post #10069, having
served in many offices includ-
ing the Commander and was


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CW4 (Ret.) Richard ..
"Dick" Seefeldt, 72, of Mexico .i: .
Beach, FL died Tuesday, Nov. *
8, 2005 after a long and cou-. ;...,
rageous battle with liver dis- ,'.- "'-
ease at his home surrounded .
by family and friends. He
was a resident of the area the "Voice of Democracy"
for 15 years after his retire- Chairman for many years.
ment from the US Army and He was a 32nd Degree Mason
Sikorsky .Aircraft and was a and a Shriner.
member of the First United Dick is survived by his
Methodist Church of Mexico wife of 51 years "Ginny"
Beach. (Fraser); three children,
He was born in Elroy, Steven (Sue) Seefeldt of
Wisconsin on Feb. 17, Fairbanks, AK. Rick Seefeldt
1933 and graduated from of Grayton Beach, FL. and
Janesville High School in Susan Schiavi. (Randy) of
1951. received an A&E license Elkhorn, WI; daughter-in-law
for Aircraft Maintenance Mary Seefeldt of Copley, Ohio
from the Vocational School in and son-in-law Ed Schiavi
Janesville, WI and graduated of Beloit, WI; five grandchil-
with a BS Degree in Aircraft dren. Spencer and Rikki
Maintenance Management Marie Seefeldt of Copley, OH,
from Embry-Riddle University and Robin, Holly and Heather
of Daytona Beach. Seefeldt of Fairbanks, AK;
He enlisted in the US-one-. great-granddaughter,
Army in Augut' of 19,,53' nd Azaleah of Copley, OH.- a'is-
proudly served his country ter Jean' Paul; brother-in-law
-for, 29 years as; a Helicopter Robert (Kathy) Fraser and


Margaret Louise Hamm,
75, of Port St. Joe, was called,
home on rThursday. Nov
10. Mrs. Hamm was ,born
Aug. 2, 1930, in Sneads,


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sister-in-law Ruth Fraser
all of Janesville, WI; many
nieces and nephews; and his
VFW families from FL and
WI. Dick was preceded in
death by his parents Spencer
and Wilma Seefeldt; a sister
Joan; brothers-in-law Jim
"Stu" Paul, Ronald Fraser,
and Rich Fraser; and his
mother-in-law and father-
in-law Donald and Grace
Fraser.
A Memorial Service will
be held at the First United
Methodist Church on 22nd
Street in Mexico Beach on
Friday, November 18, 2005
at 3:00 p.m. CT. Those desir-
ing may make a contribution
to :Covenant Hospice, 107
West 19th Street, Panama
City, FL. 32405 in memory
of Dick Seefeldt for all the
caring, love and support they
gave him during his illness.
Dick-was; a proud Army
Veteran who loved his many
friends he met along the way
here and abroad. He lived a
happy and full life and loved
his family dearly. He will for-
ever live on in our hearts.
WE LOVE YOU, ..
Services provided locally
by Comforter Funeral Home.

Mr. Willie.

Frank Frazier

Mr. Willie Frank Frazier
of Port St. Joe died Nov. 8 in
Warner Robins, Ga. Funeral
service will be held Saturday
Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. EST
at the New Bethel A.M.E.
Church in Port St. Joe with
Rev. Calvin Griffin, and Rev
Jimmie Williams officiating.
Interment in the Forrest
Hill Cemetery, Vann Funeral
Home of Marianna in
charge.
The body will lie in state
at the church from 9 a.m.
until time for the funeral.
Survivors; two sons,
Alfred Nettles, Warner
Robins, GA, James McCants,
Repton, Al. daughter Carolyn
Nettles Panama City and
seven grandchildren.

Margaret

Louise Hamm


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Fla. Margaret moved to Port
St. Joe in 1954. She was
a devoted member of Hope
Family Worship Center of
Port St. Joe and worked as
a nurse in Gadsden and Gulf
counties for many years. She
was preceded in death by
her parents, Oscar and Ruby
McDaniel; two brothers, Al
and Jim McDaniel; and one
sister, Katherine Ranew, all
of Sneads, Fla. She is sur-
vived by her husband of 57
years, B.H. Hamm Jr., of
Port St. Joe, her children,
Becky Weston and husband
Greg of Wewahitchka, Buddy
Hamm of Panama City and
Craig Hamm and wife Tracy
of White City; two brothers,
Bubba Faircloth of Sneads
and Felix Faircloth of Live
Oak, Fla.; six grandchildren,
Wendy Bradley and husband
Kevin, Shelly Cannon and
Husband Lee, Aaron and
Kaleb Hamm and Ireland
and Gareth Hamm; one
great-grandson, Ace Cannon;
and numerous nieces and
nephews. She will be dearly
missed by family and friends.
Funeral services were held at
Hope Family Worship Center
of Port St. Joe, Nov. 12. with
the Rev. Marc Sturdivant
officiating. Burial followed in
Holly Hill Cemetary.
The family wishes to
express their sincere grat-
itude for the kind words,
flowers, and prayers.
"My Mom -
Light hearted, a free
spirit, with a smile upon her
face.
Arms outreached to
anyone, that needed an
embrace.
An angel she's always
been on Earth, and now she's
one on High.
That heavenly voice that
sang my lullaby, now sings
in Heaven, so I shall not cry.
Her arms we cannot feel
again, so her love we hold
within.
Until God allows us to
be with her, at our own and
final end."
Daughter Becky.


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On Oct 6-10, five of Port Hermsdorfer, Kathryn
St. Joe High School Student Arnold, and Morgan Wood
Council Members went to along with former advisor
the Southern Associations Rodney Herring flew up to
of Student Councils in Fort Fort Worth a day early to
Worth, TX. Haley Watford, meet other schools and see
Emily Baxley, Courtney the town.


Retired Educators Day


PSJE Peacebuilders

Back Row Left to Right 5th grade, Tucker Smith; 1st Grade, Lauren Davis; 4th Grade, Ashley
Babcock. Front Row Left to Right- Ben Wilder, Kindergarten; Kathleen Rish, 2nd Grade, Sean Yowell
Pre-K; and Marquez Johnson, 3rd grade.


Port St. Joe Middle School PTSO

Hamburger Dinner Fundraiser


What: A hamburger
dinner fundraiser to benefit
Port St. Joe Middle School to
be held during the Science
Fair Open House. The
Science Fair winners in each
category will present their
projects at 6 p.m. during the
hamburger dinner.
When: Thursday,
November 17 from 5:30-7
p.m. EST.
Where: Port St. Joe
Middle School Commons
Area. Menu: Mr. Benny
Roberts "Grilled to Perfection"
Hamburgers, PSJMS French
Fries, Homemade Brownie
and Tea


Gulf Coast Community
College in conjunction with
the Franklin County School'
District and supp6rt'"from
Rep. Will Kendrick's office in
Franklin County, is currently
recruiting students for a
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards (COBS) class in
Carrabelle, Florida.
GCCC representatives
will be at the Franklin
County Carrabelle Library
each Tuesday morning
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and
Thursday afternoon from 12
noon to 4 p.m. At that time
prospective students may
take the required entrance
exam (CJ-BAT). The cost is
$45. Practice materials for
this test are available from
the Carrabelle Library.
Academy applications
and information on financial
aid will also be offered. The
Gulf Coast Workforce Board
will provide scholarships for
books, tuition, supplies and
reimburse students for pre-
qualifying services for those
who pass the drug screen
and background check.
To be eligible for this
course, and certification for
correctional officer, students
must be 19 years of age
and a citizen of the United
States. They must have
no felony criminal record,
or misdemeanor record of
domestic violence or perjury
(as verified by a fingerprint
check). In addition a high
school diploma or GED is
required, as well as passing
the CJ-BAT test.
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is required to become a
certified correctional officer
in the state of Florida. The
course is primarily planned
for individuals seeking
employment at Franklin
Correctional Institution, but
the training is valid anywhere
in the state of Florida, State
of Florida institutions or
county jails.
The COBS course
consists of eleven classes, ten
of which have a final exam
and a review class, which
prepares students to take
the State Officer Certification
Examination administered
by the State of Florida,
after course completion.


Cost: $5 per plate in
advance You can call in a
reservation for your family
the night of the hamburger
supper. Your child will bring
home a reservation form.
Please complete the form
and return it along with your
money to your child's AA
teacher or call the middle
school office at 227-3211
to make reservations. The
deadline for turning in your
form or calling to make
reservations is Wednesday,
Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. The
reservations) will be listed
in your student's name. You
will not receive tickets.


Topics covered in the course;
include law, interpersonal
skills, communications
and correctional facility'
operations, as well as
emergency preparedness,
firearms training, defensive
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Carrabelle High School from
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For additional questions,
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By: Haley Watford
Well it's' four and a half
weeks into the second nine
weeks already; this year is
flying by. This is especially
important for seniors because
their last year of high school
is almost half over. Before
we know it Christmas Break
will be here so students and
teachers have something
to look forward to. On
Wednesday the 23rd students
will have an early dismissal
due to Thanksgiving holidays
and will not attend school
that Thursday or Friday.
Congratulations to
our football team for their
victory over Hilliard this past
Friday night. They will be
playing Mayo on Friday the
18ts so be sure to come and
support your Sharks. With
all the boys' hard work and
dedication and the support
of the' fans, I'm' sure we will
make it all the way to Miami
for the State Playoffs. Our
girls and boys soccer teams
played John Paul II this past
Saturday. The girls played
hard, but were defeated 8-
4, and the boys pulled out
a 5-2 win. Both teams play
West Gadsden on Thursday
so be sure to come out and
support our soccer team.
The Veteran's Day


Whereas, at the heart of
the educational system is the
educator who is devoted to
sharing his or her knowledge
with the students; and
whereas, Florida is home to
many retired educators who
have spent most of their lives
giving of themselves to the
educational system and its
students;
Whereas, the Retired
Educators of Florida plan
to celebrate a State Retired
Educators Day on Nov. 20
in honor of those years of
service;
Now, therefore, I, Jeb
Bush, Governor of the State
of Florida, do hereby extend
greetings and best wishes
to all observing Retired
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Program was on Friday
Nov. 11- It was an awesome
program and everyone who
had a part in making that
happen deserves a huge
thank you. Mrs Comforter's
Chorus class along with some
Drama students delivered a
powerful message entitled "I
would like to, again, thank
our veteran's even though
thank you doesn't even begin
to compare to the sacrifices
they made. I hope they know
how much I truly appreciate
each and every one of them.
All coaches make sure
you do not forget there are
athletic and band pictures
on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Please
be ready to take pictures
immediately after school in
the gym or football field. This
Wednesday students get a
much-needed break, school
will. be released early due to
a teacher inservice day.
It won't be long until we
walk across that stage in
May and accept our diploma.
After this year you might
never see some of these
people ever again so make
sure you have no regrets. It
is the only senior year you
will ever have so make the
most of it and live it to the
fullest


For more information
contact: Arlene M. Oehler,
President 850-697-9790.


They got to attend a
local rodeo and experienced
actually riding a mechanical
bull. The girls say it was an
unforgettable trip and will
remember it forever. They
would like ti thank everyone
who made it possible for
them to attend and "H-Rod",
who stepped in to chaperone
since their sponsor was not
able to attend.


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November News from Port St. Joe Middle School


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. Hint
# 1.."There will be a lot of
serving going on".
Beginning Wednesday,
Nov. 9, the SGA will be
sponsoring a food drive for
Thanksgiving for those less
fortunate. Each AA is asked
to bring canned food items or
dry food items such as rice.
This drive will last two weeks,
ending Wednesday, Nov. 23,
The AA that collects the most
items will be treated with a
pizza party. Each AA's SGA
room representative will pick
up a tally sheet Friday during
clubs. The SGA appreciates
your support and generosity
for this outreach.
Progress reports for this
grading period will be sent
home on Monday, Nov 14.
SCIENCE FAIR NEWS


Projects are due at school
at 8 a.m. on Nov 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 percent of their
second nine weeks grade. For
more information go online at
[ http://lessonplans.gulf.k12.
fl.us_ (click on Polly Edmiston
and find the link to science
fair). Our science fair will be
held on Nov. 17at 5:30.
"Living With a Tough
Kid" workshop for all parents
will be held 'on Monday,
Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Port
St. Joe Elementary School
auditorium.
We will have early
dismissal on Wednesday, Nov.
16 due to Teacher Inservice.
Our annual Turkey Trot
will be held at Shark Field
on Wednesday, Nov. 23. 6th
grade events begin at 9:15,
7th grade events at 9:45 and
8th grade events at 10:15.
School will be dismissed early


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on Wednesday, Nov. 23 due to
Thanksgiving Holidays on the
24th and 25th.
All moms are invited to
attend "Breakfast with MOMS"
on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30
a.m. And dads are invited to
attend "Breakfast with DADS"
on Wednesday, November 30
at 7:30 a.m. Please DO NOT
park in the bus drop off circle
drive.
Saving for college may
seem overwhelming. But, like
all your other financial goals,
it is possible with the right
plan. With the Florida Prepaid'
College Plan, you can lock in
the cost of college tuition,
local fees and dormitory
housing at a public Florida
university or community
college guaranteed With
the Florida College Investment
Plan, you can save for
your other qualified college
expenses, in Florida or out-
of-state tax-free! Sign up
online today at [ http://www.
florida529plans.com/ or call
1-800-552-GRAD (4723) to
request an Enrollment Kit
and application.
The school lunch menu
for each month is located on
the Port St. Joe Middle School
web site. Go to [ http://www.
gulf.k12.fi.us/ ]www.gulf.
k12.fl.us click on PSJMS
(on the right hand side) and
check out the menu and lots
of other happenings.
Here is your link [
http://search.epnet.com/ to
an online library of full text
articles and other materials
to be used for research. The
subscription has been funded
this year by the Gulf County
Education Foundation to.
benefit students and teachers.
This resource is available
24/7 from any computer with

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internet access.
Port St. Joe Middle School
Username: psjms Password :

sharks
Does your child need help
with homework or finding
information on any topic?
"Ask a Librarian" can assist
you Sunday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 10 pm and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Go to [ http://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 3-7 p.m.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. For more information
call Gloria Gant at 229-9359.
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


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News Column
Faith Christian School


Faith Christian
School strives to meet the
educational needs of those
in our community who desire
a quality, private school
education. We do not see
ourselves as "the competition"
with our area public schools.
We, in fact, hope that we are
perceived as a "compliment"
to the educational structure
in Gulf County. Teaching
from a Biblical worldview,
FCS has the privilege of taking
an active role in developing
tomorrow's leaders. As a
matter of fact, Faith Christian
School educates well over 6
percent of the school aged
children in Gulf County.
Locally, we impact almost 12
percent of the city of Port St.
Joe's student population.
With a focus on teaching
the Word of God, Faith
'Bible Church established
Faith Christian School in
1974. Obviously, the biblical


doctrines of the church
permeate the educational
principles of the school.
Faith Bible Church' believes
in the absolute sovereignty
of God and that God alone
receives the glory in our
lives solii Deo gloria). We
believe the Scriptures alone
solaa Scriptura) are the
final authority in faith and
practice. We also believe that
man's salvation is by grace
alone solaa gratia) through
faith alone solaa fide) through
Christ alone (solus Christus).
This educational ministry
has reached children and
families throughout Gulf, Bay
and Franklin counties. If
you would like information
on providing your child (or
someone you know) with a
quality Christian education,
please contact us at 229-
6707 or on the web at www.
faithchristianschool.net.


Recordkeeping for Insurance and Home Related Items


By Keith L. Jones, CPA
This week we will
turn to two very important
areas of recordkeeping-
insurance and home related
items. Recordkeeping for
insurance purposes is
pretty straightforward. Just
make a file for each policy
you hold containing your
policy numbers, the issuing
companies' names, and your
agents names. Be sure
your files list those covered
by the policy as well as any
beneficiaries. Imagine the
ease of filing a claim with
all of these details' at your
fingertips.
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know how much paperwork
it can generate. But home-
related records are important
for both tax and insurance
purposes. To get your home-
related documents under
control, begin by preparing a
file on your home's purchase.
Include sales agreements,
closing documents, and copies
of mortgages and appraisals.
Another file should
contain an inventory of your
belongings. Be sure to include
brands, model and serial
numbers, purchase prices
and replacement costs of your
big-ticket items. Photographs
or video recordings of your
possessions are valuable
tools for insurance purposes.
It's important to keep a copy
of your inventory list, photos
and video in your safe deposit
box in case your home is
damaged or burglarized.
Your third home file is
for all documents relating
to home improvements.
According to IRS rules, work
that you do to your home that
increases its value is. a capital
improvement' and will. raise
your home's cost basis:., .
Let's say you bought a


home for $100,000 and spent
$50,000 updating the kitchen
and bathrooms and putting
on a new roof. Your cost basis
would then be $150,000 the
$100,000 purchase price plus
the costs, of renovation. If
you later sell the home for
$200,000, your gain would
be $50,000 that is the
$200,000 sales price minus
your adjusted cost basis of
$150,000.
Now some people might
tell you that keeping these
records is a waste of time
these days because gains of
up to $250,000, or double that
amount if you are married, are
no longer subject to tax. But
there are two reasons not to
listen. First, if you own your
home fora long time, especially
in a period of rising real estate
values, it's entirely possible
that your gain could surpass
this threshold. And second,
Congress could change the
rules at any time. Keep your
records and receipts for at
least., three years after you
sell the property and you'll be
prepared for either scenario.


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It's Time to Talk


Yes! It's Holiday time
once again and the turkey will
soon be the centerpiece of the
table. It' hard to think about
the holidays without thinking
about food turkey, ham,
roast beef, casseroles and all
the other special treats for the
holiday season. With these
fond thoughts of holiday foods
come pressure pressure
to prepare everything just
right and pressure to serve
safe food to all those guests
and family. Let's make
this holiday season safe by
following some common
sense food safety rules. How
do you know if a turkey or
a roast beef is thoroughly
cooked? Is "done" the same
as safe"? The Partnership
for Food Safety Education
launched a campaign a few
years ago called Fight BAC!
This campaign stresses four
simple steps that are critical to
food safety. They are CLEAN
-- wash hands and surfaces
often, SEPARATE -- don't
cross-contaminate, COOK --
cook to proper temperatures
and CHILL -- refrigerate
promptly. So, what do we do
with that turkey now?
Turkey 101
Never defrost a turkey on
the kitchen counter.
To thaw a frozen turkey
in the refrigerator, allow 24
hours per 5 pounds of turkey.
Put on a plate so juices won't
drip on other foods. Keep
refrigerated 1-2 days after
thawing.
To thaw a frozen turkey in
cold water, cover the turkey in
cold water. Change the water
every 30 minutes. Allow 30
minutes per pound of turkey.
Refrigerate on a plate until
ready to cook.
To thaw a frozen turkey
in the microwave, follow the


manufacturer's instructions
for the size turkey that will
fit in your oven, the minutes
per pound and the power
level to use. Cook the turkey
immediately after thawing.
Prepare the stuffing and
stuff the bird immediately
before the turkey goes into
the oven. Stuff loosely about
% cup of stuffing per pound
of turkey. It is actually best to
cook the stuffing outside the
bird in a casserole.
Bake turkey at no less
than 325 degrees Fahrenheit
to prevent bacteria growth.
Cooktheturkeycompletely
in one step. Partially cooking
a turkey can increase the
possibility of bacteria growth.
Use a thermometer to check
for doneness (poultry 180
degrees Fahrenheit, stuffing
165 degrees Fahrenheit.)
When the turkey is done,
let it sit 20 minutes to let the
juices settle. Remove stuffing
and carve turkey.
Debone the turkey and
refrigerate all leftovers in
small, shallow containers that
are no more than 2 inches
deep. Never leave meat and
stuffing out of refrigeration for
more than two ;hours.
Safe time-saving ideas for
your turkey are to use oven
cooking bags, use a covered
roasting pan, bake stuffing
separately from turkey, or
cook and carve the turkey one


Turkey
to two days before the holiday.
If you cook ahead, remember
to reheat to "steamy hot" when
ready to serve.
The food preparation
practices that are under
your control are purchasing,
storing, preparing, cooking,
serving and handling leftovers.
Failure to take appropriate
action during these times
could result in food-borne
illness. By using a food
thermometer on a regular
basis, you can be assured that
the food you cook is "done" as
well as "safe" .
If you have a question,
write to Mildred Melvin,
Extension Agent Family and
Consumer Sciences and 4-
H, UF/IFAS-Gulf County
Extension, PO Box 250, 200 N.
2nd Street, Wewahitchka, FL
32465; or call the Extension
Office at (850) 639-3200 or
229-2909.
The University of Florida/
IFAS Extension-Gulf County
is an Equal Employment
Opportunity--Affirmative
Action Employer authorized to
provide research, educational
information and other
services only to individuals
and institutions that function
without regard to race, color,
gender or national origin.


Cooking Times
6 to 8 pounds 2 V to 3 4 hours
8 to 12 pounds 2 % to 3 hours
12 to 14 pounds 3 to 3 /4 hours
14 to 18 pounds 3 3/4 to 4 4 hours
18 to 20 pounds 4 4 to 4 /2 hours
20 to 24 pounds 4 V2 to 5 hours
*Note: These cooking times are guidelines only; A stuffed
or frozen turkey will take longer to cook. Use a food thermom-
eter to determine safe doneness,


The Santaland Diaries and The Eight Reindeer Monologues


When holiday shopping
gets too much and listening
to one more -Christmas song
blasted over mall loudspeakers
threatens to send you over
the edge, Tallahassee Little
Theatre, 1861 Thomasville
Road, Tallahassee has just the
respite grownups need. TLT
will present two Coffeehouse.
Production holiday plays; for
adults only.
by The Santaland"d Diaries
by humorist David Sedaris


and The Eight Reindeer
Monologues by Jeff Goode will
run Dec. 2 -11. Plays will run
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
only. Performance times will
alternate, so it will be possible
to see both plays on same
day. Evening performances 7
& 9 pm,
Sunday matinees 2 & 4
p.m. Santaland Diaries is
a hysterically funny chronicle,
of Sedaris' job as an Elf at a
mall Santa stand. The Eight


Reindeer Monologues is an
insider's look at what really
goes on in Santa's workshop
in an irreverent poke at a
hallowed icon. Both plays are
sidesplitting and definitely for
adults only.
All tickets are $10/general
seating for each play. Plays
are performed in the Lobby
Coffeehouse. Tickets 850-
224-8474 Information: 224-
4597


Gulf County Lan

Approximately 828 acres
of Gulf County land sold
at auction for $5,557,000
Thursday, with J.P King
Company, Gadsden, Al.
managing the sale.
Landinvestor GrableRicks
had decided to sell the land in
parcels of approximately 40 to
60 acres each to allow smaller
-investors to participate, and
the strategy worked. Twenty-
six registered bidders spent
an hour and a half competing
for the land before the auction
finally concluded with 11
buyers for the 19 parcels.
"Mr. Ricks wanted to open
this up to smaller bidders,
and they took advantage
of it. As a result, we sold
everything, not only the
parcels selling absolute, but
also those that were subject


Thank Yoi

On behalf of the Parent
Committee and the staff
of the North Florida Child
Development Center Inc,
we would like to extend our
thanks to all who made our
October Fundraiser a success.


d sells at Auction for $5,557,000


to the seller's confirmation," toward multi-parcel
said Craig King, president of "Ahy time you opei
J.P King. "Sometimes at a sale
like this, you'll have one big process to more peo
buyer take the whole property. a good thing," he sait
But we had a lot of individuals J.P King is the
looking for just a parcel or largest auction
two, and that worked out fine
for everybody," he said. ranches, mansion
Ricks said he was pleased condominiums, deve
with the sale. "We had a good and other hi
turnout and accomplishedproperties. Upcom
what we set out to do, so I'm properties. Upcom
very pleased, he said. include a home ar
The property is located sites in Mississi
off Highway 386/Overstreet development land i
Road, approximately 10 miles dividual
northeast of Mexico Beach. A Ohio. Individual int
number of the parcels have more information ab
frontage on Little Wetappo and other sales ma
Creek. J.E King at (800) 55,
King said buyers and
sellers throughout the nation visit the company s m
are feeding the growing trend www.jpking.com.


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GULF FRONT CAPE HOME de-
signed for maximum beach fun-time.
Comfy open living area w/postcard
views from all around. Large porch
wi/beach walkoversa MLS 105408
$1,475,000


APALACHICOLA Lovely home on
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


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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-
munity adjacent to the State Park. The toughest part of living
here will be deciding whether you want to swim in the Gulf,
the bay, or the Park Point pool just across the street. MLS
105868 $424,000
BOARDWALK Prime corner lot in established Cape San
Bias gulf-front neighborhood of attractive homes. Commu-
nity pool and hot-tub. Deeded beach access. MLS 106877
$449,000
PORT ST. JOE Large, beautifully wooded lot near the col-
lege and proposed new hospital. One of the best values ip
town. MLS 106137 $149,000



1085 Cape San Blas Rd.


850-227-5566


6807 Hwy 71 White City 2BR/1B
home situated on 1 acre fronting Hwy 71
in White City. City water is connected,
sewer to be in place in approximately
1 year. Great investment opportunity.
Just a short walk to intracoastal water-
way. Public boat ramp, picnic area,
park. Property adjacent to this is also on
the market. MLS#108722 Contact
Perky or Susie White 800-451-2349
or 850-227-4046. $270,000.00.


Wewahitchka,303 E. Church Street-
3BR/2BA home that sits on 3 lots. Located 157 Palm Breeze Way 3 bd 2 ba modu-
close to schools and just a short drive lar home in quite subdivision, newly land-
to beaches and shopping. MLS# 107032 escaped yard,-paid water tap and utilities,
$205,000 ready to move in. Call Sonjia Raffield
today at 340-0900. $137,500.00.


503 3rd Street COMMERCIAL/ 1308 Marvin Ave. Block home situ-
RESIDENTIAL property on corner lot of 3rd ated on 2 lots with additional vacant
Street and Long Avenue -MLS# 108565 lot. Great investment. MLS# 106482
Call Sonjia Raffield at 340-0900. Call Susie White 800-451-2349 or
850-227-4046. $364,400.00.


704 Hwy 98 Unit 8, Mexico Beach.
- Top floor fabulous gulf view condo
fully furnished and ready for occupancy.
2BR 2BA spacious and bright unit, large
front deck. Parking front and back, com-
plex private pool. Unit is across street
from beach's most popular restaurant.
MLS#107985 $595,000 Call Brenda
Miller 227-5380.


2005 Garrison Ave, Port St Joe This house
is BEAUTIFUL. Lovely open floor plan with
LARGE rooms. 3bd/2ba with lots of 'liv-
ing space with formal living room, library
and den/Florida room, mom's work desk
and wonderful back patio. $394,500
mls#108210 Call Natalie Shoaf 850-
227-4355


427 Cape Plantation Rd., PSJ-This Gulf view home at 147 Money Bayou
3br/2ba home on 16th green of St. Jo- Drive. 2 bedroom plus loft, two and a
seph Bay Country Club! $475,000. MLS half bath. Asking $549,000. Call Mark
#104069. Call Ellen Allemore 850- Schultz at 850-227-5605.
227-5146


Beautiful new 3 bd, 2 ba BAYVIEW
home on 1/2 acre lot, concrete pilings,
lots of room for boats, RV, cars, etc. on
concrete pad under home, screened-in
porch and storage areas on lower level,
2 large screened-in porches on upper
level running length of home; aluminum
railings, emergency lighting installed,
too many extras to list. MLS# 108703
Call Sonjia Raffield at 340-0900 for
more information


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* 103 W Sond Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in Son Bias Plantation with deeded access to
Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk beach is looted in front of this lot Call S onja Raffleld at
340-0900 $579,900.
; Casuna Residential lot in brand new subdivision, located beside pool and club house,
great investment property or homesite $210,000. Call Sonjia Raffield at 340-0900
* 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, Casona 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
S\Cape San Blas,Park Polnt.This lot sits beside the pool and pool house with deeded
gulf access. The St. Joseph Stale Park sits directly behind this lot. $449,900 Call Jay eRsh
227-9600
Sunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windmark
Beach Development. Amenities include pool, both house, landscaped entrance accented


,torttng et S299,900


starting at $299,900 ,
Casuna Subdivision Lot 4, St. Charles Street, subdivision will include a pool & pool
house. $238,000. Call Richard Squires or Sonila Raffield at 227-9600.
SNew subdivision In Bay Co. with deepwoter access and community docks. mls#107052
$165,000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-5239
* Cape San Bias, Jubilation-Premier subdivision on Cape San Bias with beautiful
lots available to build your beaooch 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.
MIs#108302 5129,900 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
* 108 Marshline Road, Overstreet. Wetappo Creek front lot, 1.46 acres intersects with
inlracoastal canal. MLS5#108190 Brenda Miller 227-5380
0 8325 C R 386, Overstreet Corner of Hwy 386 and Pleasant Rest Cemetary Rd. Great
Locotioni 5.91 acres. Many Possibiitiesl $650,000 MLS 107800 Call Ellen Allemore


247 Onorterheree Lone, Oversoreet 2.73 ouron with electric, well on property,


S247 Quarterhorse Lane, Overstreet 2.73 acres with electric, well on property,
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 o00'xSO0'. $269,900 Call Carol Bell 850-
227-4252
* Part St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'x170' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252
* This lot Is located in Garrison Plantation in Port St. Joe Florida. Garrison Plantation
Is o 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 fot, affordable investment in Port St. Joe.
mls#106528 $137,000 Call Candice Upchurch 850-227-6402
* Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Lorge beautiful bay view lot has unobstructed view of St. Joe
Boy, great ploce to build a home. mls#105525 $875,000 Call Sonlea 340-0900.
h Southgate Subdivision In beautiful Port St. Joe. Gated Communitf, Brick Favers,
underground utilities. Close to schools, churches and downtown, Call Mark Schultz at
850-227-5605.
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE


CIty water there, sewer to be in pce inp ainpproxmately 1 year. Property adjacent to this is
also on the market. MLS# 108718. Contact Perky or Susie Whlte 800-451.2349 or
850-227-4046. $235,000.00.
* Indian Pan,107 Stlllwater Way-Enjoy quiet living In of the newest subdivision, In Indian
Pass. Underground utilities and paved rods make this a great homesite. $192,500
Indian Poss-109&111 Stillwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one of the newest subdivi-
sions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved rods make this a great homesite.
$185,000 EAC
* Wewahltchka-This lot is located just outside Wewahitchka in Whispering Pines.
mls#108397 $65,000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-5239
* The property consists of three lots that make almost on acre of land and have already been
cleared. Seller is motivated and will listen to all offers. Call Mooses Medina 527-0441
* The Landings at Wetappo, Overstreet-Located just off the intracostol waterway. Call
for more details. 850-648-5683
EASTPOINT
* 149 Long Leao Road, Eastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent to pool
and pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054 $175,000 Call
~nam.JMiller.227-5380


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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 108590 $2,150,000
Breathtaking 5/5. Private boardwalk
to private beach.


Interior 108721 $375,000
Large cleared lot in Apalachicola ready to
build. 1 acre close to beach.

Waterfront 107555 $3,500,000
8.07 acres on Holton Island located at
mouth the of Carrabelle River.


Bay Front 108655 $899,000
Bay front 12 lot development close to
state park and gulf.

Bay View 108656 $699,000
Bay View lot in new development. Gulf


Commercial 108618 $1,700,000
Warehouse is 40x60 with offices,
great for any kind of business.

Interior 108619 $1,700,000
This property is zoned general com-
mercial. 1.03 acres with 3/2 and
garage.




Gulf Front 108534 $2,980,000
Gulf front 5/5 with over 400' of
dedicated beach adjacent to home.


access just across the way.

Bay Front 108653 $899,000
Bay front development has 12 lots.
Windswept features native vegetation
and close to state park.

Bay View 108657 $599,000
Windswept is a bay front development.
Access to boardwalk on bay.
Interior 108659 $549,000
Interior lot in new development on Cape
San Bias. Close to state park.

Gulf Front 108539 $860,000
Beautiful gulf front lot in quiet subdivi-


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

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

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.


sion.

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


Interior 108577 $160,000
Ready to build on. 5 acres in the country.

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.


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DEVELOPMENTS


der of this budget as proposed
($490,752.00). Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY PUBLIC
LIBRARY (#62271)
Nolan Treglown, Chairman
of the Gulf County Library Advi-
sory Board, appeared before the
Board to discuss this budget
request for 2005-2006. After
discussion and upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Williams,
and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($127,680.00-Lo-
cal/$65,000.00-State).
COUNTY DEVELOPMENT
- GULF CO. CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE (#27152-31000)
Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget as proposed
($45,500.00), and Commis-


Board sionernWilliams secondednthe


Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion for discussion. After
discussion, the motion passed
4 to 1, with Commissioner Wil-
liams voting no.
COUNTY VETERANS'
SERVICE OFFICE (#29153)
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams appeared before the
Board to discuss this budget
request for 2005-2006. After
discussion regarding funds that
have been generated for Veter-
ans and that this office will be
60 years old in February, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget as
proposed ($58,784.00). Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.


Continued on Page 13B


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 27, 2005
SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special budget ses-
sion with the following mem-
bers present: Chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr., Vice Chairman Car-
men L. McLemore, and Com-
missioners Billy E. Traylor, Bill
Williams and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Rebecca L. Norris, Ex-
ecutive Administrator/Deputy
Clerk Towan Kopinsky, Finance
Officer Carla Hand, Chief Ad-
ministrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Building Official
Brad Bailey, Building Inspector
Lee Collinsworth, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuf-
fin, Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork,
Planner David Richardson,
Public Works Director Gerald
Shearer, Solid Waste Direc-
tor Joe Danford, T.D.C. Direc-
tor Paula Pickett, Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams,
Wewahitchka E.M.S. Director
Houston Whitfield, and Deputy
Sheriff Greg Cole.
The meeting was called to
order at 5:03 p.m., E.D.T.
2005-2006 TENTATIVE
BUDGET
Upon request by Chairman
Peters, Clerk Norris made the
following report to the Board:
1) The proposed County-wide
millage rate based on the
budget requests received is
6.7545 (7.1811 aggregate),
and each dependent fire
district is at .5000, which is
a 63.79% increase over the
2004-2005 Aggregate Rolled-
Back Rate of 4.3842.
2) The proposed expenditures
would have to be reduced by
$7,090,191.00 to attain the
aggregate rolled-back rate of
4.3842, and would have to
be reduced by $1,241,913.00
to attain the current village
rate of 6.2646. The current
proposed millage rate of
6.7545 exceeds this year's
rate by .4899 mills.
3) The Board must set and
certify a millage rate to the
Property Appraiser no later
than Thursday, August 4,
2005. The School Board
had scheduled their public
hearing for September 13,
2005, so the Board cannot
schedule anything on that
date.
4) Approximately
$1,521,051.00 has been
tentatively budgeted as
Balance Brought Forward:
Cash ($1,123,634.00 Un-
restricted / $397,417.00
Restricted).
5) The reasons for the proposed
increase in the budget
are: Increases in Personal
Services ($1,250,000.00-
Salaries, Insurance, FICA,
Retirement), Increase in
Operating Expenditures
($1,127,491.00), Increase in
Capital Outlay Expenditures
($6,365,110.00); Increases
in Elected Officials budgets
($987,983.00), and Increases
in Aid to others (30 79%).
6)' Tre S.,,ui,i GfiC.:uioi'., Fire
SDepartment.has requested to
carry over $45,000.00 from
the 2004-2005 budget.
GENERAL FUND:
SPECIAL PROJECTS
(#21022, #21069, #21072.
#21073 & #210741
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by


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Commissioner Traylor, and man Peters voting no.
unanimous vote, the Board AMBULANCE:
tentatively adopted this budget WEWAHITCHKA (#515261
as proposed ($20,000.00 per Wewahitchka E.M.S. Direc-
district: #21022 $2,500.00 torWhitfield appeared before the
/ #21069 $15,000.00 / Board to discuss this budget re-
#21072 $57,500.00 / quest for 2005-2006. Commis-
#21073 $7,500.00 / #21074 sioner McLemore motioned to
- $17,500.00). tentatively approve this budget
BOARD OF COUNTY as proposed ($297,480.00), and
COMMISSIONERS (#211111 Commissioner Traylor seconded
Upon discussion by mem- the motion. After discussion,
bers of the Board and staff, this the motion passed 4 to 1, with
budget was tentatively tabled Chairman Peters voting no.
($2,931,277.00). LEGAL AID (#564641
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Mary Dekle, of Legal Ser-
(#21112) vices of North Florida, Inc.,
Upon motion by Commis- appeared before the Board to
sioner McLemore, second by discuss this budget request for
Commissioner Barnes, and 2005-2006. Upon motion by
unanimous vote, the Board ten- Commissioner Traylor, second
tatively adopted this budget as by Commissioner McLemore,
proposed ($167,641.00). and unanimous vote, the Board
SPECIAL EVENTS (#21174) tentatively adopted this budget
Upon motion by Com- as proposed ($8,000.00).
missioner Traylor, second by ALCOHOL/SUBSTANCE
Commissioner Williams, and ABUSE TRUST C.A.R.E.
unanimous vote, the Board ten- #523231
tatively adopted this budget as Don Murray, of Chemi-
proposed ($2,500.00 $750.00 cal Addictions Recovery Effort,
to each City for fireworks & appeared before the Board to
$500.00 to each high school for discuss this budget request
project graduation). for 2005-2006. Upon motion
INTERFUND TRANSFER / by Commissioner McLemore,
COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE second by Commissioner Tray-
FUND (#21181-920001 lor, and unanimous vote, the
Upon discussion by mem- Board tentatively adopted this
bers of the Board, this bud- budget as proposed ($3,000.00
get was tentatively tabled C.A.R.E. / $10,975.00 Bal-
($40,000.00). ance).
ANIMAL CONTROL / STATE ATTORNEY
HUMANE SOCIETY (#432621 ADMINISTRATION (#60002)
Nancy Brockman and San- Randy Berling, with the
dy Christie, of St. Joseph Bay Office of the State Attorney,
Humane Society, appeared be- appeared before the Board to
fore the Board to discuss this discuss this budget request for
budget request for 2005-06 2005-2006. Upon motion by
(presented and amended bud- Commissioner Traylor, second
get request). After discussion, by Commissioner Williams, and
Commissioner McLemore mo- unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tioned to tentatively approve tatively adopted this budget as
a 5% increase over the 2004- proposed ($32,465.00).
2005 budget. Chairman Peters MENTAL HEALTH / BAKER
passed the Chair to Vice Chair- ACT LIFE MANAGEMENT
man McLemore, and seconded CENTER (#51363)
the motion. After discussion, Ed Ailes, of Life Manage-
the motion failed 3 to 2, with ment Center, appeared before
Chairman McLemore and Com- the Board to discuss this bud-
missioner Peters voting yes. get requests for 2005-2006.
Chairman McLemore returned After discussion by members of
the Chair to Commissioner Pe- the Board and staff, Chairman
ters. Commissioner Williams Peters passed the Chair to Vice
then motioned to tentatively Chairman McLemore, and mo-
approve a $2,500.00 increase tioned to tentatively adopt these
over the 2004-2005 budget, budgets as proposed (#51363-
and Commissioner Traylor sec- 34100 $6,932.00 / #51363-
onded the motion for discus- 34300 $20,000.00). Com-
sion. After discussion, Coam- missioner Traylor seconded the
missioner Traylor withdrew motion, and it passed unani-
his second and Commissioner mously. Chairman McLemore
Williams withdrew the motion. returned the Chair to Commis-
Commissioner Traylor then mo- sioner Peters.
tioned to tentatively approve a MENTAL HEALTH SENIOR
$12,000.00 increase over the CITIZENS (#51363-345001
2004-2005 budget, and Coam- Sandy Lieberman, Director
missioner Williams seconded of Gulf County Senior Citizens
the motion. The motion then Association, appeared before
failed 3 to 2, with Commission- the Board to discuss this bud-
ers Traylor and Williams vot- get request for 2005-2006. Af-
ing yes. After further discus- ter discussion and upon motion
sion, Chairman Peters passed by Commissioner Traylor, see-
the Chair to Vice Chairman and by Commission Williams,
McLemore, and motioned to and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively approve a $2,500.00 tentatively adopted this bud-
increase over the 2004-2005 get as proposed ($60,000.00).
budget ($7,500.00). Commis- Members of the Board also dis-
sioner Williams seconded the cussed the possibility of addi-
motion, and it passed 4 to 1, tional funding later in the bud-
with Commissioner Traylor vot- get process.
ing no. Chairman McLemore P.S.J. DOWNTOWAGENCY
returned the Chair to Commis- (#22652-830001
sioner Peters.
GULF COUNTY E.M.S. Carol Davis, Director of the
1#516261 Port St. Joe Downtown Rede-
Gulf County E.M.S. Director velopment Agency, appeared
McGuffin appeared before the before the Board to discuss
Board to discuss this budget this buI-i'r,. F,- fir p 2s0s5-
request for 2005-2006. Com- 2006. C r. r.,_ passed
missioner McLemore motioned the Chair to Vice Chairman
to tentatively adopt this bud- McLemore, and motion to ten-
get as proposed ($819,276.00), tatively adopt this budget as
and Commissioner Williams proposed ($181,421.00). Com-
seconded the motion for discus- missioner Barnes seconded the
sion. After discussion, the mo- motion and, after discussion, it
tion passed 4 to 1, with Chair- passed unanimously. Chair-
man McLemore returned the
Chair to Commissioner Peters.
COUNTY HEALTH
DEPARTMENT (#425621
Doug Kent, Health Depart-
ment Administrator, appeared
before the Board to discuss this
budget request for 2005-2006.
Upon inquiry about funds in-
.cluded to operate the Urgent
SCare Facility, members of the
Board stated that they were
under the impression that St.
Joe Company and Sacred Heart
would be funding this center
until the hospital opens (the
County provided the start-up
costs). After discussion, the
Board agreed to submit a letter
to St. Joe Company regarding
this matter. Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to tentatively re-
duce this budget by $98,427.00
($152,559.00). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
FINE & FORFEITURE FUND:
DETENTION & CORRECTION
JAIL MEDICAL DIRECTOR/
SUTTON (#31123-31100)
Doug Kent, Health Depart-
ment Administrator, appeared
before the Board to discuss
this budget request for 2005-
2006. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($22,840.00).
GENERAL FUND:
COUNTY DEVELOPMENT -
E.D.C. 1#27152-490001
Alan McNair, Director of the
Economic Development Coun-
cil, appeared before the Board
to present this budget request
2005-2006. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($87,604.00).
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
MAINTENANCE/UTILITIES/
PARKS (#260191
Maintenance Superinten-
dent Mark appeared before the
4Board to discuss this budget
Request for 2 205-2006. After
discussion that this budget in-
cludes funding for Parks Main-
tenance and Utilities for all of
the County Buildings, Chair-
man Peters passed the Chair
to Vice Chairman McLemore,
and motioned to move the Utili-
ties line item (#26019-43000
$156,000.00) to a separate
"Utilities" budget (#25219-
43000), to transfer $47,000.00
from Improvements to Build-
ings (#26019-62100) to Parks
& Recreation Facilities: Im-
provements Other Than Build-
ings (#57072-63000), and to
tentatively adopt the remain-


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sioner Williams seconded the
motion. The motion passed 4
to 1, with Chairman Peters vot-
ing no.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT
1#B34241
Building Official Bailey
appeared before the Board to
discuss this budget request for
2005-2006 (includes 2 new em-
ployees). After discussion that
the permit collections through
April, 2005 were approximately
$450,000.00 ($50,000.00 was
through the Planning Depart-
ment), Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore and motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget as
proposed ($284,559.00). Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed 4 to
1, with Chairman McLemore
voting no. Chairman McLemore
-returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.
PLANNING DEPARTMENT
(#345151
Planner Richardson ap-
peared before the Board to
discuss this budget request for
2005-2006, stating that this
budget includes funding to hire
an engineer. After discussion,
Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to tentatively adopt this
budget as proposed, and Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion. The motion failed 3 to
2, with Commissioners Tray-
lor and Williams voting yes.
Chairman Peters then passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore, and motioned to re-
duce this budget by $75,300.00
(engineer position), and Com-
missioner Barnes seconded
the motion. After further dis-
cussion regarding the need for
this position and fees to cover
the expense, Commissioner
Barnes withdrew his second,
and the motion died for lack of
a second. Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters. Commissioner
Williams then motioned to ten-
tatively adopt this budget as
proposed ($284,559.00), con-
tingent upon the engineer not
being hired until the fees are
adjusted to cover the additional
expense. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
LANDFILL (#426341
Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford appeared before the Board
to discuss this budget request
for 2005-2006. After discus-
sion and upon motion by Com-
missioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($522,361.00).
The meeting did then recess
at 7:42 p.m., E.T.
The meeting reconvened at
7:59 p.m., E.T.
LANDFILL PERMITTING &
CONSTRUCTION (#43334)
Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford appeared before the Board
to discuss this budget request
for 2005-2006. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($52,400.00).
MOSQUITO CONTROL
1#422621
Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford appeared before the Board
to discuss this budget request
for 2005-2006, stating that itf
includes a Director and 3 em-
ployees (really needs to include
funding for 2 new employees, 2
trucks and 2 sprayers so that
each district will have a spray-
er). After discussion, Commis-
sioner McLemore motioned to
tentatively approve this budget
with a $150,000.00r increase
over the proposed amount (for
.2 new employees and equip-
ment $374,431.00), and Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion for discussion. After
discussion, the motion passed
4 to 1, with Chairman Peters
voting no.
Commissioner Traylor then
motioned to tentatively reduce
this budget in the amount of
$54,824.00, to reduce the ex-
pense of District 4 having a
sprayer (full-time sprayers will
be budgeted for Districts 1, 2,
3 & 5 $292,607.00), and Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion. After further dis-
cussion, the motion passed
unanimously.
MOSQUITO CONTROL STATE
I & H FUND:
MOSQUITO CONTROL STATE
I 1#42362/#M99841
Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford appeared before the Board
to discuss this budget request
for 2005-2006. Upon motion
by Commissioner McLemore,
second by Commissioner Tray-
lor, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively adopted this
budget as proposed (#42362
$54,425.00 / #M9984 -
$5,500.00).
GENERAL FUND:
SMALL COUNTY SOLID
WASTE GRANT (#41934)
Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford appeared before the Board
to discuss this budget request
for 2005-2006. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($191,176.00).
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed the possibility of
reviewing and increasing the
amount the County charges for
tipping fees, to help offset the
landfill costs.
HUMAN RESOURCE/RISK
MANAGEMENT (#22513)
Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel appeared before the
Board to discuss this budget
request for 2005-2006. After
discussion, Chairman Peters
passed the Chair to Vice Chair-
man McLemore, and motioned
to tentatively adopt this bud-
get as proposed ($71,505.00).
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously. Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.
SAFETY (#24721>
Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel appeared before the
Board to discuss this budget
request for 2005-2006. Com-
missioner McLemore motioned
to tentatively adopt this budget
as proposed ($19,669.00), and








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911 SYSTEM (#24329) / Stephens, Emergency Manage-
WIRELESS 911 (#251291 / ment/911 Coordinator Mar-
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT shall Nelson, Human Resources
(#391251 Director Denise Manuel, Plan-
Emergency Manage- ner David Richardson, Road
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson Department Superintendent
appeared before the Board to Bobby Knee, T.D.C. Director
discuss these budget requests Paula Pickett, and Sheriff's Of-
for 2005-2006. After discus- fice Major Joe Nugent.
sion about the 911 Systems and The meeting was called to
Emergency Management, Corn- order at 5:02 p.m., E.D.T.
missioner Williams motioned t
tabled these budget requests GENERAL FUND:
until tomorrow (when the Sher- MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC.
iff will be here). Commissioner FOR RETARDED CITIZENS/
Barnes seconded the motion, TRANSPORTATION (#513631
and it passed unanimously. Dianna Harrison appeared
PLANNING DEPARTMENT before the Board to discuss
(#345151 the budget request for the As-
Commissioner Traylor mo- sociation for Retarded Citizens
tioned to tentatively decrease for 2005-2006. After discus-
the appropriate line items in sion, Chairman Peters passed
this budget by $75,000.00 to the Chair to Vice Chairman
remove the engineer position McLemore and motioned to
this position will be added when tentatively adopt this budget
the user fees are in place to coy- as proposed (#51363-34200
er the expense ($209,559.00). $10,102.00). Commissioner
Commissioner Williams see- Traylor seconded the motion,
onded the motion, and it passed and it passed unanimously.
unanimously. Chairman McLemore returned
COUNTY ATTORNEY the Chair to Commissioner Pe-
(213141 ters.
County Attorney McFarland Kathy Balentine appeared
appeared before the Board to before the Board to discuss
present this budget request for the budget request for the
2005-2006. Upon motion by Non-Sponsored Transportation
Commissioner Traylor, second Disadvantaged for 2005-2006,
by Commissioner McLemore, stating that the request does
and unanimous vote, the Board not include additional fund-
tentatively adopted this budget ing for Veterans. After discus-
as proposed ($67,694.00). sion, Commissioner McLemore
CLERK TO BOARD OF motioned to tentatively adopt
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS this budget as proposed, plus
a#21212 $15,000.00 increase for
Clerk Norris appeared be- transportation for Veterans
fore the Board to present this ($28,000.00). Commissioner
budget request for 2005-2006. Traylor seconded the motion
Upon motion by Commissioner and, after further discussion, it
Traylor, second by Commission- passed unanimously.
er McLemore, and unanimous PROPERTY APPRAISER
vote, the Board tentatively ad- (#221131
opted this budget as proposed Property Appraiser Colbert
($311,010.00). appeared before the Board to
PUBLIC WORKS (#428341 present this budget request for
Public Works Director 2005-2006. After discussion,
Shearer appeared before the. Commissioner McLemore mo-
Board to discuss this budget re- tioned to tentatively adopt this
quest for 2005-2006, stating it' budget with an 8% increase
includes a Public Works Direc- over the 2004-2005 budget.
tor Assistant, 2 new employees, The motion died for lack of a
and the loan payment for a new second. Chairman Peters then
office building. After discussion passed the Chair to Vice Chair-
by members of the Board about man McLemore, and motioned
the office space, consolidation of to tentatively adopt this bud-
the Maintenance, Public Works, get as proposed ($391,970.00).
and Road Departments in a Commissioner Traylor second-
central location, and a security ed the motion, and it passed 4
surveillance system, Commis- to 1, with Chairman McLemore
sioner McLemore motioned to voting no. Chairman McLemore
tentatively adopt this budget then returned the Chair to Com-
as proposed ($1,785,419.00). missioner Peters. Property Ap-
Commissioner Williams sec- praiser Colbert also discussed
onded the motion, and it passed the need for additional office
unanimously. spaces in the near future.
PARKS & RECREATION TAX COLLECTOR (#222131
FACILITIES (#57072-63000) Tax Collector Employee
Upon inquiry by Public Stutzman appeared before the
Works Director Shearer about Board to present this budget
$47,000.00 budgeted for Parks request for,2005-2006. Upon
& Recreation for the park in motion by Commissioner Tray-
Highland View, Clerk Norris re- Ior, second by Commissioner
ported that this amount is not McLemore, and unanimous
included in the Public Works vote, the Board tentatively ad-
budget. opted this budget as proposed
Chairman Peters reported ($413,340.00).
that the Constitutional Officers SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
will attend the budget meeting (#24019g
tomorrow, and the Board will Supervisor of Elections Grif-
cover the other areas of the fin appeared before the Board to
budget. : present this budget request for
Upon inquiry by Clerk 2005-2006. Upon motion by
Norris regarding the need to C.rr.....;i..er Tra,lar mecornd
increase the Board's health in- t., -.:rrr, -..:r, ,r .- .., re i .
surance line item to cover the. ,,, ,.,,,.-,,-,,, : h. -d
new employees that have been ...r,[ ..i A:.-..-. -,,i budge
approved for hire, Human Re-,fA-, p,.:,.::ed 13; I 4" :01
sources Director Manuel re- ELECTION EXPENSES
ported that she tentatively in- (#241191
creased that line item to cover Supervisor of Elections Grif-
30-new-employees and changes fin appeared before the Board to
can be madewhera-total num- present this budget request for
ber of new hires is decided. 2005-2006, and discussed the
Upon motion by Commis- new State and Federal man-
sioner Barnes, and there being dates. Chairman Peters then
no further business, the meet- passed the Chair to Vice Chair-
ing did then adjourn at 9:18 man McLemore, and motioned
p.m., E.D.T. to tentatively adopt this bud-
NATHAN PETERS, JR. get as proposed ($110,776.00).
CHAIRMAN Commissioner Barnes seconded
ATTEST:. the motion, and it passed unan-
REBECCA L. NORRIS imously. Chairman McLemore
CLERK returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FINE & FORFEITURE FUND:
JULY 28, 2005 COUNTY JUDGE PROBATION
SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING (#720331
The Gulf County Board of County Probation Officer
County Commissioners met Mims appeared before the Board
this date in special budget ses- to discuss this budget request
sion with the following mem- for 2005-2006, stating that he
bers present: Chairman Nathan is also requesting an additional
Peters, Jr., Vice Chairman Car- $2,900.00 to pay the lease on
men L. McLemore, and Com- the copy machine. Commis-
missioners Billy E. Traylor, Bill sioner Williams motioned to
Williams and Jerry, W. Barnes. tentatively reduce the proposed
Others present were: Coun- budget by $25,000.00 vehi-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland, cle and salaries ($82,719.00).
Clerk Rebecca L. Norris, Ex- Commissioner Barnes seconded
ecutive Administrator/Deputy the motion, and it passed 4 to 1,
Clerk Towan Kopinsky, Finance with Commissioner McLemore
Officer Carla Hand, Chief Ad- voting no.
ministrator Don Butler, Admin- ELECTION EXPENSES
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn (24119)


Supervisor of Elections Grif-
fin appeared before the Board
to discuss the need for space in
Wewahitchka for an early voting
site (cost-free to the County).
Chairman Peters requested that
Commissioners McLemore and
Traylor check on this matter.
FINE & FORFEITURE FUND:
LAW ENFORCEMENT
(#F31211
Sheriff Upchurch appeared
before the Board to discuss
this budget request for 2005-
2006, stating that it includes 4
new deputies, 3 new dispatch-
ers, and 8 new vehicles. After
discussion by the Sheriff and
members of the Board, Chair-
man Peters passed the Chair
to Vice Chairman McLemore
and motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget with a 15%
increase over the 2004-2005
budget ($2,235,491.00). Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion for discussion. After
further discussion, the motion
passed unanimously. Chair-
man McLemore returned the
Chair to Commissioner Peters.
DETENTION &
CORRECTIONS (#31123)
Sheriff Upchurch appeared
before the Board to discuss this
budget request for 2005-2006,
stating that it includes a Jail
Administrator and 4 new cor-
rections officers. After discus-
sion, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to tentatively adopt
this budget with a 15% increase
over the 2004-2005 budget
($393,957.00). Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ANIMAL CONTROL (#430211
Sheriff Upchurch appeared
before the Board to discuss this
budget request for 2005-2006.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commis-
sioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively ad-
opted this budget as proposed
($156,755.00).
RESERVE 1#F99841
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively reduced this budget by
$100,000.00 ($.00).
GENERAL FUND:
IMPACT FEE STUDY
GRANTS DEVELOPMENT/
ADMINISTRATION (#223131
Planner Richardson ap-
peared before the Board to dis-
cuss the Impact Fee Study for
which the County has taken
bids, stating that the negotiated
amount with Government Ser-
vices (only bidder) is $52,900.00
(will be paid in the 2005-2006
fiscal year). After discussion,
the Board agreed to pay this
cost from the amount funded
for the grant writer position.
FINE & FORFEITURE FUND:
ANIMAL CONTROL (#430211
After discussion that the
Humane Society is planning
to construct their new build-
ing, Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore and motioned to ten-
tatively reduce this budget by
the $75,000.00 budgeted for the
building ($81,755.00). Com-
missioner Williams seconded
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the motion, and it passed unan-
imously. Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.
NEW EMPLOYEES
Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner McLemore, Human
Resources Director Manuel
reported that there are funds
budgeted to cover benefits for
30 new employees, but she is
not sure at this time how many
the Board have agreed to hire.
GENERAL FUND:
BUILDING DEPARTMENT
(#B3424)
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the new employees for
the Building Department, and
motioned to tentatively take
out the funding for the 2 new
employees, and Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion.
After further discussion, Com-
missioner Williams withdrew
his second, and Commissioner
Traylor withdrew the motion.
Commissioner Williams then
motioned to tentatively reduce
this budget in the amount of
$25,000.00 to take out 1 of the
new employees ($294,485.00),
and to allow this budget to re-
flect the "Building Department"
costs incurred in other budgets.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT
TRUST FUND:
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT
(#27452 / #69984)
T.D.C. Director Pickett ap-
peared before the Board to
present this budget request for
2005-2006. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($485,000.00).
GENERAL FUND:
GULF COUNTY E.M.S.
(#51626-230001
Commissioner Williams
discussed that the Gulf County
E.M.S. budget includes fund-
ing for Life, Health and Dental
Insurance, but this amount is
included in the Board's bud-
get. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively reduced this budget
in the amount of $47,586.00
($771,690.00).
INDUSTRIAL PARK (#24852)
Commissioner Williams
discussed the funding included
to purchase additional prop-
erty, and motioned to tenta-
tively reduce this budget by
$290,000.00 leaves funding
for a down payment (#31000 -
$5,750.00 / #46100 $1,000.00
/ #61000 $40,000.00). After
further discussion, Commis-
sioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
SAFETY (#24721)
After discussion, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to ten-
tatively reduce this budget by
$5,000.00 ($14,669.00). Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
LEGAL AID (#56464)


left the meeting at 6:55 p.m.>
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the funding for Le-
gal Services of North Florida.
County Attorney McFarland
stated that this organization
provides the only free legal aid
in Gulf County. sioner Traylor returned at 6:57
p.m.> Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner McLemore, County
Attorney McFarland stated that
they handle only civil cases,
mostly domestic violence.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
/ 911 / WIRELESS 911
(#39125 / #24329 / #25129)
Emergency -Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
appeared before the Board to
discuss these budget requests
for -205-2006. After discus-
sion, Commissioner Williams
motioned for Emergency Man-
agement operations to return
under the control of the Board
effective October 1, 2005, with
Marshall Nelson as the Director
(to hire a Coordinator). Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
After further discussion,
Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to tentatively remove
$23,000.00 for a new vehicle
from the Emergency Manage-
ment budget ($182,120.00),
and Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion. After
discussion about the need for
a 4-wheel drive vehicle for this
department, .Sheriff Upchurch
stated that the Sheriffs Office
should have a vehicle available
for his use whenever it is need-
ed. The motion then passed
unanimously.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor," second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted the 911 ($60,866.00)
and Wireless 911 ($36,000.00)
budgets as proposed.
GENERAL COURT
ADMINISTRATION (#60023)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
'Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($13,275.00).
PUBLIC DEFENDER
ADMINISTRATION (#600031
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($8,013.00).
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
/ FIRE CONTROL
ASSESSMENT / SOIL
CONSERVATION
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted these bud-
gets as proposed ($9,476.00
#33022-34000 / $1,000.00
#63337-34000).
EXTENSION SERVICE
1#63237)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner McLemore, mnd
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as



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COUNTY COURTHOUSE
1#262191
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the- Board
tentatively adopted this bud-
get as proposed, which in-
cludes elevator and roof repair
($425,325.00).
COUNTY BUILDING: WEWA
MAINTENANCE (#26119)
Road Superintendent Knee
appeared before the Board to
discuss this budget request
for 2005-2006. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to ten-
tatively adopt this budget as
proposed ($145,000.00), and
Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion. After dis-
cussion, Commissioner Traylor
withdrew his second and Com-
missioner McLemore withdrew
the motion. Commissioner
McLemore then motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget
in the amount of $95,000.00
(includes elevator repair, and
they will budget funds in the
2006-2007 budget for window
replacement if a grant is not
received). Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
RAFFIELD'S C.D.B.G. FUND:
C.D.B.G. FUND (#37552)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($174,646.00).
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANTS FUND:
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANTS (#27550 I
#333691
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted these bud-
gets as proposed ($700,000.00
- Herman Harmon C.D.B.G.
- #27550 / $638,500.00 Over-
street Water System #33369).
GENERAL FUND:
COMMODITY PROGRAM


0525641
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($11,200.00).
PARKS & RECREATION AID
TO GOV'T. AGENCY/WEWA
(#57172-81001)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to tentatively reduce
this line item by $6,875.00
($13,125.00). Commissioner
Traylor requested that a letter
be submitted to the City regard-
ing this matter.
PARKS & RECREATION AID
TO GOV'T. AGENCY/P.S.J.
1#57172-810001
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to tentatively reduce
this line item by $9,000.00
($21,000.00).
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND:
CO. COMMISSIONERS/
CAPITAL INSTLMT.
PURCHASE ACQUISITION/
RESERVES
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($150,000.00 -
#C2113 / $528,440.00 #58483
/ $717,864.00 #C9984).
GENERAL FUND:
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
(#391251
Upon discussion by Emer-
gency Management/911 Coor-
dinator Nelson, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to ten-
tatively adopt this budget as
amended ($182,120.00).
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
(#22413)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($200.00).


1023116)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($5,000.00).
GULF COUNTY WORK CREW
(#24523)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($278,340.00).
RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
ASSESSMENT: $12.50
SURCHARGE 1#24629)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($26,000.00).
F.R.D.A.P. GRANTS (#264721
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($200,000.00 Dead
Lakes Park / $200,000.00 -
Honeyville Community Center).
WETLAND PROTECTION
(#269371
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($7,500.00) for work
that needs to be done at a cem-
etery in Dalkeith.
COUNTY PLANNING (#27015)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($30,394.00).
COUNTY PLANNING -
A.R.P.C. (#27019)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENThat
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
and 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 Iola 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


proposed ($5,000.00).
G.I.S. MAPPING (#27615)
After discussion by Human
Resources Officer Manuel re-
garding the starting salary for
this position, Commissioner
Williams motioned to tenta-
tively adopt this budget as pro-
posed ($118,017.00), and to al-
l:. Hu ~r. P. :..ur: Director
1 -r.ui:i r. i-r. ]. [ e G.LS..
Director salary. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
LAW ENFORCEMENT
(#31021)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($33,458.00).
WETAPPO FIRE
DEPARTMENT (#31822)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($12,250.00).
FIRE DEPARTMENTS
(#33122)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($6,197.00), to pay a
portion of the fire truck payment
for the City of Wewahitchka.
WEWA SEARCH & RESCUE
(#39026)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($12,750.00).
ST. JOE FIRE CONTROL DIS-
TRICT FUND:
SOUTH GULF COUNTY FIRE
DEPARTMENT (#32922)
Upon discussion by Com-
missioners Barnes and Wil-
liams about a proposal from the
South Gulf County Fire Depart-
ment regarding a building that,
could be utilized by the Fire De-
partment, Sheriffs Office, and
E.M.S., the Board agreed to dis-
cuss this later in the meeting.
GENERAL FUND:
SEARCH & RESCUE (#39126)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($10,512.00).
SOUTH GULF COUNTY E.S.U.
(#39226)
Upon motion by Commis-
.sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($26,175.00).
MEDICAL EXAMINER
(#39927)
Upon motion 'by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($34,678.00).
D.O.T.: LOCAL AGENCY
PROGRAM (L.A.P. #40341)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($779,259.00) for the
Cape Bike Path project.
D.O.T.: SMALL COUNTY
OUTREACH PROGRAM
(S.C.O.P. #40641)
Upon motion, by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($1,200,000.00) for
the Willis Landing Road (C. R.
381) Paving project.
COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE
(#G4141)
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to tentatively adopt this
budget as proposed, and Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion. After discussion
about the possibility of obtaining
a Road Bond for paving, Com-
missioner McLemore withdrew
his second and Commissioner
Traylor withdrew the motion.
Commissioner Williams then
motioned to tentatively adopt
this budget in the amount of
$1,000,000.00. Commissioner


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
ededent'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,


Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
FLORIDA BOATING
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
(#41779)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
-* r. .- r : r-c i -i0 ...ed..:r as

HEALTH CARE (#51462)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor,. second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as pro-
posed ($53,328.00 H.C.R.A. /
$2,850.00 BayCares).
WELFARE MEDICAID
(#52264)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($125,000.00).
OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA
PROGRAM (#55151)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($1,546.00).
PARK & RECREATION
FAC. PARKS UTILITIES/
CAPE PALMS PARK LEASE
(#57072)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner 'Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($64,876.00).
PARKS & RECREATIONS
(#57172)
Commissioner Williams
motioned, to tentatively reduce
O.C.S./Swim Program (#34901)
by $5,000.00 ($.00). Commis-
sioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed 4 to 1,
with; Commissioner McLemore
voting no.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively budgeted $9,956.00 for
O.C.S./City Wewa (#34000).
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively budgeted $600.00 for
Rentals and Leases (#44000).
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively budgeted $5,250.00 for
Repair & Maintenance: Build-
ing/Grounds (#46100).
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively budgeted $2,000.00 for
Operating Supplies for Exten-
sion Service Assistant's expens-
es (newsletter, etc. #52000).
Commissioner Williams
motioned to tentatively re-
duce the Improvements Other
Than Buildings line item by
$3,000.00 ($.00). Commission-
er Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively budgeted $550.00 each
for Aid to Gov't. Agency: District
1 and Aid to Gov't. Agency: Dis-
trict 2 (total $1,100.00), to as-
sist the City of Wewahitchka
in paying for equipment (prior
obligation).
CAPITAL LEASE &
ACQUISITIONS (#58484)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($40,000.00), as
payment on the loan that will
be needed to complete the Hon-
eyville Community Park/Storm
Shelter.
EXTENSION SERVICE
(#63237)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($93,188.00).


deceased.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of Ordinances
with the following titles:
AN ORDINANCE
CREATING THE CAPE SAN
BLAS GULFSIDE MUNICIPAL
SERVICE TAXING UNIT (THE
"MSTU"); DESCRIBING THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE MSTU;
AUTHORIZING THE MSTU
TO ANNUALLY LEVY AD
VALOREM TAXES WITHIN
THE MSTU TO PROVIDE
BEACH EROSION CONTROL
AND RENOURISHMENT
SERVICES, FACILITIES AND
PROGRAMS; AUTHORIZING A
PLEDGE OF THE MSTU AD
VALOREM TAX REVENUES TO
THE RETIREMENT OF DEBT
WHEN APPROVED BY THE
ELECTORS OF THE MSTU AS
PROVIDED BY GENERAL LAW;
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE
OF DEBT UPON REFERENDUM
APPROVAL; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
and
AN ORDINANCE
CREATING THE CAPE SAN
BLAS BAYSIDE MUNICIPAL
SERVICE TAXING UNIT (THE
"MSTU"); DESCRIBING THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE MSTU;
AUTHORIZING THE MSTU
TO ANNUALLY LEVY AD
VALOREM TAXES WITHIN
THE MSTU TO PROVIDE
BEACH EROSION CONTROL
AND RENOURISHMENT
SERVICES, FACILITIES AND
PROGRAMS; AUTHORIZING A
PLEDGE OF THE MSTU AD
VALOREM TAX REVENUES TO
THE RETIREMENT OF DEBT
WHEN APPROVED BY THE
ELECTORS OF THE MSTU AS
PROVIDED BY GENERAL LAW;
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE
OF DEBT UPON REFERENDUM
APPROVAL; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The public hearing will be
held during the Gulf County
Board ofCounty Commissioner's
meeting on Tuesday, November
22, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T.
in the County Commissioner's
meeting room in the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building,
Gulf County Courthouse
Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida.
All interested persons
may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed
Ordinances. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made
by the Gulf County Commission
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, he/she
will need a record of the proceed-
ings made which would include
any evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. In
accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons


SOIL CONSERVATION
CONTRACT SECRETARY/
TECHNICIAN (#63337-34100)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
..proposed ($8,080.00).
SHERIFF'S AUXILIARY
(#63421)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($5,000.00).
COURTHOUSE FACILITIES
ROOF (#71012)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($671,835.00).
PUBLIC LAW LIBRARY
(#71014)
After discussion by County
Attorney McFarland, Commis-
sioner Williams motioned to
tentatively reduce this budget
by $700.00 ($300.00). Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
ARTICLE V TRUST FUND
(#71212)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($77,290.00).
RESERVE GENERAL FUND
(#99984)
Commissioner Williams
motioned to tentatively adopt
this budget as proposed
($1,373,556.00). Commission-
er McLemore seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman Peters voting no..
FINE & FORFEITURE FUND:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
TRUST FUND (#30569)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($3,255.00).
CRIME PREVENTION
PROGRAM (#30621)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($17,383.00).
PRE-TRIAL RELEASE PRO-
GRAM (#62308) /
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($1,500.00).
DETENTION & CORRECTION
(#3d1123)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively reduced the Improve-
ments to Building line item
(#62100) by $25,000.00 (repairs
to the jail roof $.00).
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively reduced the Equip-
ment: Detention & Corrections
line item (#64000) by $2,000.00
($.00).
DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE
EDUCATION (#52423)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($5,359.00).
TEEN COURT (#68989)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($1,628.00).
The meeting did then recess
at 8:03 p.m., E.T.
The meeting reconvened at
8:18 p.m., E.T.
COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE
FUND:
COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE
(#41041) / RESERVE
(#A9984)
Road Department Superin- ,
tendent Knee appeared before


needing a special accommo-
dation or an interpreter to
participate in this proceeding
should contact Lynn Stephens,
Administrative Assistant,
County Administrator's Office
at (850)229-6111, at least two
days prior to the date of the
hearing.
A copy of the proposed
Ordinances are available
for inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
E.S.T., and 5:00 p.m. est. at
the Office of the Clerk of Court,
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: REBECCA L.
NORRIS, CLERK
Ad #2005-100
Publish: November 10, &
November 17, 2005

PUBLIC NOTICE
Storage Units
Unit# 94 occupied by Mary
McDaniel
Unit # 20 Occupied by Keith
Fowler.located at 1249 Hwy
22 Mini Storage Wewa, Florida
will be opened and content
to be sold or removed if pay-
ments not brought up to date
by November 19, 2005
Publish: November 10 & 17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING OF ABANDONMENT
OF ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, at its regular
meeting December 13, 2005 at
6:00 P.M., E.T. will consider
abandoning any interest by the
County and that the public in
and to the following described
property:
Portion of Seashores Drive
from Ocean Ridge Lane to
Panther Swamp
This notice of abandon-
ment was initiated by the Gulf
County Commission at their
August 27, 2005 regular meet-
ing. Notice of adoption of the
resolution abandoning the said
roadway will be published one
time in a newspaper of gen-
eral circulation in Gulf County,
Florida, and the proof of publi-
cation of the notice of hearing,
the resolution as adopted, and
the proof of publication of adop-
tion of such resolution will be
recorded in the Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida.
Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Publish November 17, 2005
Ad #2005-104

NOTICE OF PUBLIC


the Board to discuss this bud-


the Board to discuss this bud-
get request for 2005-2006, stat-
ing that this budget includes
$40,000.00 for a generator,
but he will need an additional
$30,000.00 in Gasoline & Lubri-
cants. After discussion, Chair-
man Peters passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman McLemore and
motioned to tentatively adopt
this budget with a 10% increase
over the 2004-2005 budget
($1,360,867.00 #41041 /
$23,503.00 #A9984). Com-
missioner Traylor seconded
the motion and, after further
discussion, the motion passed
unanimously. Chairman
McLemore returned the Chair
to Commissioner Peters.
SECONDARY ROAD &
BRIDGE FUND:
SECONDARY ROAD &
BRIDGE (#41141)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($449,250.00).
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT FUND:
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL
DIST. (#32122/#32222/#323
22/#32422/#32922/#33252)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
'Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted these bud-
gets (for the Fire Departments,
they receive what they received
for 2004-2005, plus 25% of the
additional revenue generated
this year) in the total amount
of $1,078,900.00, and al-
lowed South Gulf County Fire
Department to carry forward
$45,000.00 from the current
year budget, as follows:
#32122 Beaches Fire Dept.
S$265,869.00
#32222 Highland View Fire
Dept. $243,916.00
#32322 White City Fire
Dept. $243,944.00
#32422 St. Joe Fire Con-
trol $ 21,550.00
#32922 South Gulf Co. Fire
Dept. $295,621.00
#33252 Gulf Co. Fireman's
Association $
8,000.00
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT FUND:
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT (#31722 / #31922
/ #32522)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted the Tupelo
Fire Control District budget
in the amount of $56,560.00
(#31722 $20,000.00 / #31922
$23,207.00 / #32522 -
$13,353.00).
OVERSTREET FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT FUND:
OVERSTREET FIRE
DEPARTMENT (#32622)
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to tentatively adopt
this budget as proposed
($25,596.00). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
HOWARD CREEK FIRE CON-
TROL DISTRICT FUND:
HOWARD CREEK FIRE
DEPARTMENT (#32722)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($13,674.00).
E.M.S. GRANT FUND:
E.M.S. COUNTY AWARD
(#M5126)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($3,787.00).
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE
PROGRAM FUND (S.H.I.P.):
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE
PROGRAM (#46055 /
#46155)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed (#46055- $156,130.00
/ #461555 $350,000.00).
INDUSTRIAL PARK E.D.A.


HEARING OF ABANDONMENT
OF ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, at its regular
meeting December 13, 2005 at
6:00 P.M., E.T. will consider
abandoning any interest by the
County and that the public in
and to the following described
property:
A portion of S. Long
Street from its intersec-
tion of Shell Road to the
southern-most property
line. Parcel I.D. #03517-
100R owned by William
J. Guilford, Sr. and Parcel
I.D. #03517-150R owned
by Larry Turner.
This notice of abandon-
ment was initiated by the Gulf
County Commission at their
April 26, 2005 regular meet-
ing. Notice of adoption of the
resolution abandoning the said
roadway will be published one
time in a newspaper of gen-
eral circulation in Gulf County,
Florida, and the proof of publi-
cation of the notice of hearing,
the resolution as adopted, and
the proof of publication of adop-
tion of such resolution will be
recorded in the Public Records'
of Gulf County, Florida.
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Publish: November 17, 2005
Ad #2005-105

SECTION 00020 -
INVITATION TO BID
PORT ST. JOE HUMANE
SOCIETY
ANIMAL SHELTER
CLEMONS, RUTHERFORD &
ASSOCIATES, INC.
2027 THOMASVILLE ROAD
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
32308
PHONE (850) 385-6153
You are invited to bid on
a General Contract, including
mechanical arid electrical work
for the new construction of the
Port St. Joe Humane, Society,
New Animal Shelter.
Port St. Joe Humane
Society will receive sealed
bids at 11:00 am EST on
Thursday, December 8, 2005
at the Senior Citizen Center,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida. Bids received after
that time will not be-accepted.
Bids will be opened publicly
and read aloud at 11:01 am
EST of the same date.
Copies of the Bidding
Documents may be examined
at the Architect's office,
Clemons, Rutherford &
Associates
2027 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 385-6153
at F. W. Dodge, 1311 Executive
Center, Suite 108, Tallahassee,


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FUND:
INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
(#55248)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLenmore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($167,633.00).
D.R.I./E.A.R. FUND:
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
- E.A.R./E.O.C./911 (#27715
/ #27725 / #27729)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed (#27715 $39,000.00
/ #27725 $100,000.00 /
#27729 $151,451.00 ** St.
Joe Company Donations for
Windmark).
HOSPITAL FUND:
RESERVE (#B9984)
Upon motion by Cdm-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($318,998.00 Half
Cent Sales Tax).
GULF COUNTY PUBLIC IM-
PROVEMENT FUND:
GULF COUNTY PUBLIC
IMPROVEMENT (#81341 /
#P9941)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($2,571,069.00 -
Road Bond).
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND:
CAPITAL PROJECTS (#C2113
/ #58483 / #C9984)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($1,396,304.00 Debt
Consolidation Bond).
OAK GROVE WATER SYSTEM
FUND:
OAK GROVE WATER SYSTEM
(#W7136)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($50,000.00).
GULF COUNTY WATER SYS-
TEM FUND:
GULF COUNTY WATER
SYSTEM (#G1282 / #91453)
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Barnes, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and.
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($147,463.00).
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER
SYSTEM FUND:
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER
SYSTEM (#91553)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote,'the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($62,130.00).
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM
FUND:
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM
(#R2033 / R2082)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($83,228.00).
The meeting did then recess
at 8:30 p.m., E.T.
The meeting reconvened at
8:35 p.m., E.T.
GENERAL FUND:
COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE
TRANSPORTATION (#G4141
/ #99984)
Upon inquiry, Clerk Norris
reported that the Board is cur-
rently at a tentative proposed
village rate of 5.8345. Chair-
man Peters passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman McLemore, and
motioned to tentatively trans-
fer $1,000,000.00 from County
Road & Bridge (#G4141 $.00)
to Reserve Cash To Be Car-
ried Forward (#99984-96000 -
$2,123,556.00). Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Chairman McLemore returned
the Chair to Commissioner Pe-
ters.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS (#21111-


Florida. Drawings will be avail-
able after noon on Tuesday,
November 15, 2005.
General Contractors and
Mechanical, Plumbing and
Electrical Subcontractors may
obtain copies of the Bidding
Documents at the Architect's
office in accordance with the
Instructions to Bidders upon
depositing the sum of $125.00
for each set of Documents.
Contractors will be limit-
ed to two (2) sets of Bidding
Documents and Mechanical,
Plumbing and Electrical
Subcontractors will be limited
to one (1) set. Bidders may
receive bid documents in one of
the following manners: (1) bring
deposit check and pick up bid
documents at the Architect=s
office; (2) mail in deposit check
and bid documents will be
shipped by UPS. ground $15.00
C.O.D. to cover shipping and
handling; or (3) mail in deposit
check and include a separate
check of $8.00 for handling
and your FedEx or UPS account
number for shipping.
Other interested parties
may purchase complete sets of
Bidding Documents for the sum
of $125.00 for each set, which
is non-refundable.
Bidders may obtain a refund
of their deposit by returning the
complete Bidding Documents
in good condition no later than
ten (10) calendar days after the
opening of Bids. Bidders who
do not submit a Bid will forfeit
their deposits unless Bidding
Documents are returned in
good condition three (3) days
prior to the Bid Opening.
I Bid Security in the amount
of five percent (5%) of the
Bid must accompany each
Bid in accordance with the
Instructions to Bidders.
A letter from a bonding
company must accompany each
bid, stating that the bidder is
capable of obtaining all bonds
required by the Construction
Documents.
Port St. Joe Humane
Society reserves the right to
waive irregularities and to reject
any and all Bids.
END OF SECTION 00020
Publish November 17; 24 &
December ,1, 2005

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Variance Committee
for the City of Port St. Joe
has scheduled a meeting for
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
at 5:00 P.M. in the Commission
Chamber. All meetings of the
Variance Committee are open
to the public.
Publish November 17, 2005

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


23000)uu
Upon recommendation by
Human Resources Director
Manuel, Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to reduce this
line item by $146,764.00, due to
a fewer number of new employ-
ees to be hired ($1,434,297,00).
Commissioner Barnes seconded
S,themotion, and it passed unan-
imously.
RESERVE (#99984-96000)
Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore, and motioned to
reduce Reserve Cash To Be
Carried Forward by $60,000.00
($2,063,556.00). Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.
The meeting did then recess
at 8:42 p.m., E.T.
The meeting reconvened at
8:47 p.m., E.T.
2005-2006 TENTATIVE
BUDGET
Clerk Norris reported that
$2,538,882.00 has been cut
from the 2005-2006 budget
requests, and the current pro-
posed millage rate is 5.7530.
2005-2006 BUDGET PUBLIC
HEARING
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
scheduled the first public hear-
ing for September 6, 2005 at
5:01 p.m., E.T., in the County
Commission Meeting Room.
BUDGET SPECIAL MEETING
JULY 29, 2005
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to cancel the budget spe-
cial meeting scheduled for July
29, 2005 at 5:00 p.m., E.T.
TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATES
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted the following
millage rates:
COUNTY-WIDE
5.7530
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT
.5000
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT
.5000
OVERSTREET FIRE CON-
TROL DISTRICT
.5000
HOWARD CREEK FIRE CON-
TROL DISTRICT
.5000
2005-2006 TENTATIVE
BUDGET
Members of the Board
thanked the Clerk's Office and
the County staff for the hard
work on preparation of the pro-
posed budget.
There being no further
business, the meeting did then
adjourn at 8:52 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 9, 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, Executive
Administrator/Deputy Clerk
Towan Kopinsky, Chief Admin-
istrator Don Butler, Adminis-
trator Staff Assistant Lynn Ste-
phens, Building Official Brad
Bailey, Emergency Management
Secretary Stephanie Richard-
son, Emergency Management
Director/911 Coordinator Mar-
shall Nelson, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Plan-
ner David Richardson, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road Department Superinten-


INuE:ThlEsatco lo aplcaina)orwae


debt Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett, Veter-
ans' Service Officer James Ken-
nedy, and Sheriffs Office Major
Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.,
E.D.T. : ;
-. Proplheti illtyDixspn opened
the meeting with prayer, and
Major Nugent led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the follow-
ing Consent Agenda items, after
deletion of item #2 (pages 14-
18), item #6 (page 26), item #9
(page 55), and item #16 (page
71). Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
1. Minutes July 26,
2005 Regular Meeting
2. **DELETE** Agree-
ment/Acceptance Chicken
House Branch Bridge and a
portion of Good Morning Street
in Windmark Beach Develop-
ment
3. Bid Advertisement
- Brush Truck Public Works/
Roll-Off Truck Solid Waste
4. Budget Amendment #9
- General Fund (Law Enforce-
ment $11,300.00 -bullet proof
vests)
Budget Amendment
#10 General Fund (Mental
Health $3,000.00 Gulf
Transportation Veterans)
Budget Amendment. #11
General Fund (County
Health Dept. $734.00)
Budget Amendment #12 -
General Fund (Special Proj-
ects $470.00)
Budget Amendment #13
General Fund (Dalkeith
Fire Dept. $1,830.00 for
equipment purchase)
5. Committee Appoint-
ments Emergency, Food &
Shelter Program (David Rich-
ardson, Chairman Lorinda
Gingell, Vice Chairman Steph-
anie Richardson, Secretary)
6. Court Order **DE-
LETE** Payment to Attorney
Mel C. Magidson, Jr. (04-29-CF
*$27.75 to be paid from Account
# 61021-31000) Payment to
Attorney Mel C. Magidson, Jr.
-(04-34-CF $108.75 to be paid
from Account #61021-31000)
7. Grant Acceptance
Emergency Management
(Hazards Analysis Grant -
$2,257.00)
8. Grant Contract Haz-
ard Analysis (Negotiate with
A.R.P.C.)
9. Invoice Agency
for Health Care Administra-
tion Medicaid (June, 2005 *
$11,006.84 to be paid from Ac-
count #52264-34100)
**DELETE** Boyer Signs
Peters Park Signs (7/25/05
$225.00) County Attorney
Timothy McFarland (July, 2005
$4,242.18 to be paid from
Account #21314-31100 FL
Dept. of Revenue Unemploy-
ment Compensation (Hysmith
*Act. #9975527 $450.00 to
be paid from Account #21111-
25000)
10. Job Title Lee Collin-
swoth (Assistant Building Offi-
cial)
11. Ordinance Amendment
Advertisement Floodplain
12. Purchase Request -
Solid Waste Brush Chipper'
($28,510.24 State Contract
#SP0500-03-D-0089 to be
paid from Solid Waste Grant
Funds)
13. Permit Application
Good Morning Street Bridge
Sovereign Lands Easement
(Windmark)
14. Refund Building Per-
mit Fee Energy Star Roofing
($100.00)
15. S.H.I.P. Subordina-
tion Agreement (Warren Grif-
fin/T.F.C.U.)
16. **DELETE** Special
Projects Payments
Dist. 2
Tatum's Hardware & Supply -
Roof- Softball Field
$86.14
(End)
V.M.S. STATE ROAD
MAINTENANCE


Donny Philips, of V.M.S.,
appeared before the Board to
discuss projects in Gulf County.
Commissioner Barnes reported
that V.M.S. has been working in
the Simmons Bayou area. Mr.
Philips reported that V.M.S. is
a State Maintenance Contrac-
tor for D.O.T., and that they
have a seven-year contract for
the repair/maintenanre Work.
Mr. Phillips also discussed the
work in the Simmons Bayou
and Cape San Bias Road areas.
stating that V.M.S.' was ap-
proved by D.O.T. to finish the
road paving in the Stumphole
area. Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Barnes about the bike
path, Mr. Phillips reported that
he has met with T.D.C. Director
Pickett and they will be having
an on-site meeting with D.O.T.
Representatives.
Commissioner McLemore
inquired about the drainage
problem on Highway 71 in the
Honeyville and Five Acre Farms
Areas. Mr. Phillips stated that
he will check on this matter.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the right-of-way cleanup
and drainage problems in the
St. Joe Beach area. He thanked
Mr. Phillips for the quick re-
sponse from V.M.S.
Commissioner Barnes
thanked Mr. Phillips for the
quick response to a complaint
from the Simmons Bayou area
and also for the work on C30-
E.
AGREEMENT WINDMARK
BEACH DEVELOPMENT
BRIDGE AND ROAD
County Attorney McFar-
land discussed the Agreement
removed from the Consent
Agenda regarding Chicken
House Branch Bridge and Good
Morning Street, stating that
the agreement requires addi-
tioial amendments, and recom-
mended that the Board approve
the agreement contingent upon
amendments by legal coun-
sel. Commissioner Williams
motioned to approve this rec-
ommendation. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for
discussion. After further discus-
sion by the Board, Commission-
er Traylor withdrew his second
and Commissioner Williams
withdrew the motion. Commis-
sioner Williams then motioned
for County Attorney McFarland
to amend the agreement and
bring a draft for approval by the
Board. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
B.A.C. MEMBERS
Chief Administrator Butler
presented a list of proposed
members for the St. Joseph
Peninsula Beach Advisory Com-
mittee. He recommended that
the Board appoint the members
on this list to the Committee,
and the additional members
will be appointed at a later
date. Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve this rec-
ommendation. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Chief Administrator Butler stat-
ed that the initial meeting will
be held on Wednesday, August
10th, at 10:00 a.m., E.T. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Wil-
liams about.posting notices for
the meeting, County Attorney
McFarland discussed that the
normal rules for posting will ap-
ply. Chief Administrator Butler
stated the committee members
will decide the date and time of
the first official meeting.
ROAD BOND
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that he has received
information regarding a new
bond issue for road paving.
SPREADER EMERGENCY
SERVICES UNIT
Chief Administrator Butler
recommended that the Board
purchase a Jaws-of-Life spread-
er (from a Sole-Source Provider)
for Gulf County E.S.U:, in the
amount of $5,500.00 for the
spreader, $750.00 for the chain
package and $180.00 for the
mounted chain bracket. Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
approve this recommendation.

Continued on Page 15B


VAR Tl- C4-, P-,+ 4Z+ 1-. rl o Tkiir-,rlnv Ninvpmher 17. 2005


IN RE: The Estate of
IRA ELAINE MARTIN,
CASE NO.: 05-77PR
Decedent.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
Estate of IRA ELAINE MARTIN,
File No. 05-77PR, is pending
in the Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 1000 C.G. Costin, Sr., Blv,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
name and address of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are as set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this
Notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court, are
required to file their objections
with this Court within the lat-
ter of three (3) months after the
date of the first publication of
this Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of a
copy of the Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
Estate on whom a copy of this
Notice is served, within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of t his Notice
must file their claims with this
Coumt within the latter of three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice
or thirty (30) days after the
date of service of a copy of this
Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against Decedent's
Estate must file. their claims
with this Court within three
(3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is November
17,2005.
Kevin Chandler Martin
Personal Representative
PO Box 314
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Timothy J. McFarland, Esquire
P.O. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Publish November 17 8& 24,
December 1 & 8, 2005

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida statues, the follow-


ing applications) for water
use permits) has (have) been
received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District:
Application number I
06635 filed 11/01/2005
Overstreet Partners, Attn:
Leroy Rowe, 8845 Glen
Abby Drive, Tallahassee,
FL 32312
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 17,000 gal-
lons per day from the
Floridan Aquifer System
for P1ublic Supply use by
existing and proposed
facilities.
General withdrawal
locations) in Gulf County:
T06S, R11W, Sec. 6
Application number I
06636 filed 11/01/2005
Intercoastal Enterprises,
Attn: Leroy Row, 8845 Glen
Abby Drive, Tallahassee,
FL 32312
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 11,625 gal-
lons per day from the
Floridan Aquifer System
for Public Supply use by
existing and proposed
facilities.
General withdrawal
locations) in Gulf County.
T06S, R11W, Sec. 6
Interested persons may object
to or comment upon the appli-
cations or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff
reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the
Division of Resource Regulation
of the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, atten-
tion Terry Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such
comments of requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on
November 30, 2005.
No further public notice will be
provided regarding this (these)
applications(s. Publication of
this notice constitutes con-
structive notice of this permit
application to all substantially
affected persons. A copy of the
staff reports) must be request-
ed in order to remain advised
of further proceedings and any
public hearing date. Substantial
affected persons are entitled
to request and administrative
hearing regarding the proposed
agency action by submitting a
written request according to the
provisions of 40A- 1.521, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons who
have filed such requests.
Publish November 17, 2005









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Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
EROSION
Chief Administrator Butler
-reported that, in November,
Mr. Randy Beckman appeared
before the Board and requested
that he and other property own-
ers. be allowed to protect their
'properties on 109 Beach to Bay
Drive, 111 Beach to Bay Drive
and 109 Clearwater Drive. He
reported that they had received
permission after Hurricane Ivan,
.. and now they were requesting
permission to do this again.
Chief Administrator Butler rec-
ommended that the County be
allowed to issue them a per-
mit to protect their property
through beach renourishment,
once they receive approval from
D.E.P. Commissioner Barnes
.motioned to approve this rec-
ommendation. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
DISASTER RELIEF
AGREEMENT HURRICANE
DENNIS
Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
.requested approval from the
Board to execute the Disaster
Relief Fund Agreement with
the State for Hurricane Dennis.
,,Commissioner Traylor motioned
Sto approve this request. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
B, BERMS PROJECT -
RESTORATION (BID #0405-
14)
Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
discussed that he has received ,
three requests for payments
on the berm project. He re-
ported that the F.E.M.A. por-
,tion is $100,870.00 and the
State portion is $159,030.00,
and he requested payment of
; these amounts. Commissioner
SMcLemore motioned to pay
these, invoices. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Barnes in-
quired about the progress of
the Berm project. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson reported that there have
been two berms constructed,
and they will possible complete
three by the end of the week.
BIDS ASPHALT PAVING
Road Department Super-
intendent Knee requested per-
mission to advertise for bids for
the repaving on C.R.-30 where
the culvert was blown out dur-
ing Hurricane Dennis. Com-
missioner Barnes motioned to
advertise for bids to pave this
area, arid Commissioner Traylor
. seconded the motion for discus-
I sion. Commissioner McLemore
'discussed using cement in this
area. Road Department Super-
. intendent Knee reported that
8 the area to be paved is 70' by
20'. After discussion by the
Board, Commissioner Traylor
,, withdrew his second and Com-
missioner Barnes withdrew the
* motion. Commissioner Traylor
then motioned to have this area
Saved on an emergency basis.
, Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously. .
SPRING CLEANUP a
Road Department Superin-
tendent Knee inquired about the
possibility of doing the "spring"
cleanup betweentNovember
o and February. After discussion
by the Board, each Commis-
sioner agreed to provide dates
to Chief Administrator Butler
,I (to provide to the Road Depart-
ment and Public Works) for the
cleanup times each wants in his
district.
STREET SIGNS
Road Department Super-
intendent Knee discussed that
the Board had previously ap-
Sproved for street signs in new
subdivisions to be purchased
by the developer. He inquired
about who is responsible for
replacing street signs on private
roads and state roads. After dis-
cussion, the Board agreed that
V.M.S. is responsible for state
roads and private owners are
responsible for private roads.
,Emergency .Management/911
Coordinator Nelson reported
that once the road has been
named, a letter is sent out to
inform them it is their respon-
sibility to purchase the street
signs for the subdivision.
QUOTES CLEANUP ON
CAPE
Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford discussed that the speci-
fications for debris cleanup on
Cape San Blas have been sent
to F.E.M.A. for their approval,
. prior to receiving quotes. Com-
missioner Williams discussed
that F.E.M.A. has received 208
claims from Gulf County.
MOSQUITO ASSESSMENT
I Chairman Peters inquired
about the mosquito problem
and Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford reported that he has re-
quested that D.E.P. come and
perform an assessment.
LOGGERHEAD RUN/CAPE
BIKE PATH
T.D.C. Director Pickett re-
Sported that Loggerhead Run at
Cape San Blas received exten-
sive damage during\Hurricane
Dennis. She also reported that
there will be a meeting with
T.D.C., D.O.T., V.M.S., and the
County on Wednesday, August
10th at 1:00 p.m., to assess the
Damage and determine who is
responsible for repairs. T.D.C.
Director Pickett stated that
T.D.C. has entered an agree-
ment that after the completion
of the bike path, they would
maintain it, but they have never
been informed that the project
is complete.
HIGHLAND VIEW PARK
Commissioner Williams in-
quired about the signs for Don-
nie Brake Park. T.D.C. Director
SPickett stated that Maintenance
SSuperintendent Mork has the
signs, and he will install them
when the rope and additional
pilings come in.
DIVISION OF FORESTRY
EQUIPMENT
'r Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel discussed that she
.: has spoken with the Division of'
Forestry about three pieces of
equipment they had loaned to
the Stone Mill Creek Fire De-
partment. She reported that the
equipment is being stored at the
Highland View Fire Department
and is not being used. Com-


missioner Williams motioned to
remove the following items from
inventory, and return them to
Division of Forestry. Commis-
sioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
1. V10448 1990
F-350 Truck
1FDKE30M3LHA47734,
2. V09634
1976 5 Ton Truck
, 763C24510029
3. V08172 3,000
gal. Tanker Trailer 86
SCALLOP FESTIVAL
Sandra Chafin, Director


of the Chamber of Commerce,
appeared before the Board to
report that the Scallop Festival
will be held Labor Day weekend
and invited everyone attend.
She also reported that people
can order 5 pound bags of scal-
lops from the Chamber.
2005-06 BUDGET
Chairman Peters reported
that the first Budget Public
Hearing will be held on Septem-
ber 6, 2005, at 5:01 p.m. in the
Board Room. He stated that he
would-like to see the Board cut
another $1.3 million from the
proposed Budget. Members of
the Board discussed this year's
budget process.
BUDGET AMENDMENT
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore, and motioned to
transfer $225.00 from District
5 Special Projects to District 4
Special Projects. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Chairman McLemore returned
the Chair to Commissioner Pe-
'ters.
EMINENT DOMAIN
RESOLUTION
Chairman Peters discussed
Eminent Domain and the
United States Supreme Court.
County Attorney McFarland
read a proposed resolution re-
garding this matter. Chairman
Peters passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman McLemore, and mo-
tioned to adopt the following
resolution. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion for
discussion, and inquired about
the legalities. County Attorney
McFarland discussed the con-
trol of Gulf County vs. the con-
trol of The Port Authority. Com-
missioner Williams discussed
The Port and requested that
County Attorney McFarland
send a letter to Representative
Bense with this resolution. After
further discussion, the motion
passed unanimously. Chairman
McLemore returned the Chair
to Commissioner Peters.
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-16
A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROMULGATING A
POLICY OPPOSING EMINENT
DOMAIN TAKINGS IN GULF
COUNTY WHICH ARE AT-
TEMPTING TO PROMOTE ECO-
NOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUT
WHICH WILL INVOLVE TAK-
ING PROPERTY FROM ONE
PERSON AND TRANSFERRING
THAT PROPERTY TO ANOTHER
PRIVATE ENTITY
WHEREAS, Chapter 163,
Florida Statutes allows Com-
munity R&development Areas
(CRA's) to use eminent domain
proceedings to take private
property from one person and
turn it over to another private
entity in order to promote eco-
nomic development; and
WHEREAS, the Florida
Supreme Court has held that
a "fairly debatable" standard
shall be used in analyzing CRA
decisions, and that local legis-
lative findings shall be shown
deference by, the, courts, thus
opening the dobr for CRA's to
take private. property,due to
"blight";, arid
'WHEREAS, the United
States Supreme Court has held
promoting economic develop-
ment is a "public purpose"
which satisfies the Fifth Amend-
ment, thus allowing taking of
private property and transfer-
ring said property to other pri-
vate ownership; and
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners finds
that statutory and case law
runs contrary to traditional
American private property
rights and values; and
WHEREAS, the B6ard of


County Commissioners finds
it is in the best interests of the
people of Gulf County, Florida
to protect and preserve private
property rights within Gulf
County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED by the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida that a Gulf
County Policy is hereby estab-
lished that:
1. Gulf County, Florida
shall not utilize eminent do-
main proceedings to take pri-
vate property for economic
development purposes.
2. Gulf County, Florida
shall oppose, by every means
available, any municipal or
CRA plan which purports to
promote economic development
by taking private property and
turning said property over to
another private entity.
3. Gulf County, Florida
shall oppose, by every means
available, the establishment of
any CRA which will attempt to
promote economic development
by taking private property from
one person and turning said
property over to another private
entity.
DONE AND ADOPTED by
the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida
in open session this 9th day of
August, 2005.
(End)
911 HOUSE NUMBERING
Commissioner Traylor in-
quired about enforcing the
house numbering ordinance
and, discussed placing an ad-
vertisement in the newspa-
per. Commissioner Williams
discussed the policy for new
homes, and stated that exist-
ing structures are the problem.
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Nelson discussed
implemention and enforcement
of an ordinance. He also dis-
cussed sending out letters to
the individuals when there is
a problem. Commissioner Wil-
liams requested that County
Attorney McFarland, Emer-
gency Management/911 Co-
ordinator Nelson and Building
Inspector Bailey work together
and draft an ordinance and
present it back to the Board.
Major Nugent inquired about
funds available for the County
to install house numbers. Com-
missioner Traylor stated that he
will check into this matter and
report back to the Board.
JARROTT DANIELS ROAD
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to advertise to receive
sealed bids for paving needed
on the Jarrott Daniels Road
stating that there are funds
available in the Secondary Road
& Bridge Fund). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
PORT AUTHORITY
Commissioner Williams
discussed meeting with the Port
Authority, stating that they are
requesting the Board help with
funding within the next 2-3
years. He requested that a Port
Authority Representative attend
the Budget Public Hearings.
Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to commit $500,000.00
of the General Fund Reserves
to the Port Authority (approve
by resolution). After discussion
by the Board, Chairman Peters
passed the Chair to Vice Chair-
man McLemore, and seconded
the motion. Clerk Norris dis-
cussed that once the date has
been set for the Budget Public
Hearings, the Board should
not make motions that effect
that Budget until the Public
Hearing. Commissioner Peters
then withdrew his second and
Commissioner Williams with-
drew the motion. Chairman
McLemore returned the Chair
to Commissioner Peters.. Com-


missioner Williams then mo-
tioned to submit a letter to the
Port Authority, requesting that
they attend the September 6th
Budget Public Hearing. Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
GROWTH MANAGEMENT /
TRANSPORTATION BILL
Commissioner Williams
discussed the importance of the
Board making a recommenda-
tion to the Governor on who is
appointed to the Growth Man-
agement and Transportation
Committee. Commissioner Wil-
liams agreed to obtain the list of
applicants from the Governor's
Office.
HIGHLAND VIEW SIGNS
Commissioner Williams
inquired about the legality of
placement of signs' in High-
land View since the annexa-
tion by the City of Port St. Joe.
County Attorney McFarland
stated that the maps will have
to be reviewed to see where the
City Limits of Port St. Joe are
located.
BIDS ENGINEERING/
HIGHLAND VIEW BULKHEAD
Commissioner Williams in-
quired about the advertisement
for bids for the Engineer for the
Highland View bulkhead proj-
ect. Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that there are cur-
rently three F.R.D.A.P. grants
active (Gaskin Park, Dead
Lakes Park, Honeyville Com-
munity Center), and one must
be completed before the County
can apply for one for the bulk-
-head project.
WHITE CITY PARK
Commissioner Williams
inquired about the progress
of installation of the walking
track at White City Park. Road
Department Superintendent
Knee stated that he and Main-
tenance Superintendent Mork
are working in conjunction on
this project, but it has been too
wet over the last few weeks to
do any work.
ROAD BOND
Commissioner Williams
discussed the issues with pav-
ing in all areas of the County,
and stated that they should get
the engineers to help prioritize
these projects.
ABANDONMENT REQUEST
LEE
Commissioner Williams
discussed the storm water
pond in the area of the Gulf
Aire/Sea Shores Subdivisions.
Public Works Director Shearer
discussed the pond, and Com-
missioner Williams requested a
letter from Public Works stating
there is no conflict. Commis-
sioner Williams then motioned
to begin the advertisement
process for abandonment of
this property. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman Peters voting no.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments:
Dist. 1 North
Florida Child Development -
Donation
$200.00
Dist. 5 Paul
Gant B.B.Q. Mosquito Con-
trol/Public Works Dinner
$328.50
INDIAN PASS BOAT RAMP
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed that he has received
numerous complaints about
the boat ramp at Indian Pass,
and requested permission from
the Board to have the Engineers
do a study to see what can be
done to correct the problem
at this ramp. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,


and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Traylor inquired
about the ability to expand the
boat ramp, and Commissioner
McLemore discussed the prob-
lem with not enough parking in
this area.
PUBLIC WORKS/ROAD
DEPARTMENT
Commissioner Barnes pre-
sented a plaque of appreciation
to Public Works Director Shear-
er and the Public Works Depart-
ment Employees and to Road
Department Superintendent
Knee and the Road Department
Employees for their hard work
during and after Hurricane
Dennis. Road Department Su-
perintendent Knee discussed
that there was a good working
relationship between the two
departments during this storm.
F.R.D.A.P. GRANTS -
PERMITTING
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to proceed with obtain-
ing the D.E.P. and Corps of
Engineers permitting for the
pier at the Dead Lakes Park.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
CONSTITUTION
CONVENTION STATE PARK
Mel Magidson, Jr., of Port
St. Joe, appeared before the
Board and requested that they
contact someone to have the
Constitution Convention State
Park cleaned up. He discussed
that limbs and debris need to
be cleaned up before the grass
can even be cut. Commissioner
Barnes motioned for Chairman
Peters to contact the proper in-
dividuals regarding this matter.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
BUDGET
Chairman Peters requested
that everyone be prepared to re-
duce the Budget at the Septem-
ber 6th Public Hearing.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING
Bob Willis, of Cape San
Bias, appeared before the Board
and discussed the possibility of
having aerial mosquito spray-
ing. He discussed a truck at the
Mosquito Control Department
that is not being used due to
lack of funding. Chairman Pe-
ters inquired about the funding,
and Mosquito Control Director
Danford reported that the State
has to approve the transfer of
mosquito control funds. Af-
ter discussion, Commissioner
McLemore requested that the
Board send a letter to the State
to request additional aerial
spraying. Mr. Willis requested
that Health Department Admin-
istrator Doug Kent also send
a letter requesting additional
aerial spraying for health rea-
sons. Commissioner McLemore
then motioned to send a letter
to the State for additional aerial
spraying. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
7:24 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


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400 Employment




North Florida
Child
Development Inc.
Currently accepting appli-
cations from qualified per-
sons for the following posi-
tions:
*Center Manager for the
North and South Gulf
County Early Childhood
Centers
Preferred Credentials:
* 3 years of experience
in the area of early
childhood settings
Associate degree
in Early Childhood
Development
CDA
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Wewahitchka, FL 32465,
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DFWP/MF/7-4/EOE
North Florida
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Currently accepting appli-
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sons for the following posi-
tions:
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Data Entry Clerk
Preferred Credentials:
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or GED
Prior experience
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Wewahitchka, FL 32465,
(850) 639-5080 *10, Se-
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Start a new career
as a tax prepared

V/Flexble hours
/Professional wok environment
S Bonus Inceives
Year Round Employment (FT & P)
Now accepting appllcatlonsI
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BAY ST. JOSEPH
CARE AND
REHAB CENTER
Of Port St. Joe
is seeking enthusiastic,
dedicated Team Players
for the following positions:
*LPNS
*Staff Scheduler
*Admissions/ Marketing
Coordinator

WE OFFER competitive
wages, insurance, paid
time off and a 401K plan.
Come be part of our win-
ning team
APPLY TO:
Carrie Harrison/
Human Resources Director
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8244 phone
(850) 229-7129 Fax
CERTIFIED
NURSING
ASSISTANTS
Has your career gone
COLD TURKEY?
Our 120-bed skilled nurs-
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seeking enthusiastic
caregivers.
WE OFFER the following
benefits:
*3 to 11 Shift Differential
*$13.50 PRN rate
*$250 Referral Bonus
*Health, Life, Vision, Den-
tal Competitive wages
*Paid Time Off
*MATCHING 401K Plan
*Uniform Allowance
*Attendance Bonus
-Tuition Reimburse
Program
Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
Human Resources Director
Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8244 Phone
850-229-7129 Fax

DREAM OF A
THERAPIST
SLP- PT- Manager
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gets involved and cares
about you
*Company that hires
only the best Therapist
will similar work ethic
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where the Patient is
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happy and you can give
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Education Benefits
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THE PORT INN is now ac-
cepting applications for a
part time Breakfast Attend-
ant/ Housekeeper. The
shift is approximately 6am-
12pm, sometimes until
2pm. 2 to 3 days a week.
Candidates must be able
to work weekends and
-holidays. If you have an
eye for detail and a pas-
sion for service, we want
youl Please apply in per-
son at the address below.
Make beds, make waffles,
make money! Inquire
about benefits package.

PORT INN
501 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


CDL CLASS A DRIVER
NEEDED for night shift.
Must be able to operate
front end loader. Have a
clean driving record and
pass a DOT drug test. We
offer competitive pay. Ex-
cellent benefits package.
Submit resume to: 1730
Trout Ave., PSJ, FL 32456,
call 229-6018 for more info
EOE/Drug Free Workplace


DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOWI No expe-
rience required. Werner
Enterprises has immediate
openings for entry-level
semi drivers. Our avg. driv-
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first year. 60% of our driv-
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weekly. 15-day CDL train-
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Call today 1-866-280-5309


JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
a Code Enforcement Offic-
er/ Human Resources
Technician. Applications
and a complete job de-
scription are available in
our HR office or at www.
gulfcountygovernment.
com EOE Application
DEADLINE: is Friday,
11/25/05 at 5:00 pm EST.
For more information,
please contact Denise
Manuel, Human Re-
sources Director at 850-
229-5335. Gulf County en-
forces a Drug-Free Work-
place Policy and is an
Equal Opportuni-
ty/Affirmative Action Em-
ployer.


Need a
helping hand?
Advertise in the
Help Wanted
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Classifieds!
747-5020


D) Professiona7l


46


Construction
Superintendent

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

We offer great pay &
benefit package.
Mail resume to
245 Riverside Ave.,
Suite 500,
Jacksonville, FL 32202,
Fax resume to
904-301-4598
or email to
jena.evansOjoe.com
Equal Opportunity
Employer* Pre-
Employment Drug
Screeningand Back-
ground check Required


The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for:
Mosquito Control
Director II
As described in, FS
5E-13.032. Applications
and a complete job de-
scription are available in
our HR office or at
www.qulfcountyaovernme
nt.com Salary Range of
$38,480 $43,680. Appli-
cation deadline is Friday,
11/18/05 5:00 pm EST.
For more information,
please contact Denise
Manuel, Human Resource
Director at 850-229-5335.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Poli-
cy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity / Affirmative Action
Employer.


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

ESTABLISHED Real Es-
tate Office, in prime market
area, has an opening for
an experienced, motivat-
ed, licensed Real Estate
Sales Agent. Call Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach,
Inc. to set up an interview.
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Operations
Associate
GT Comn, a total communi-
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, seeks
an Operations Associate.
Successful candidate will
be, responsible for the
tracking, reporting and
analysis of service and
productivity measure-
ments for our Operations
Department. The ability to
organize, present and in-
terpret data along with
thorough knowledge and
expertise in the use of Mi-
crosoft Excel is required. A
two year college degree or
equivalent years of related
experience preferred.
We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including 401K. Please re-
spond in confidence to:

Susan Machemer
Human Resources
Manager
GTCom
R 0. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
smachemer)fairpoint.com
FAX: 850-229-8689
EOE/MFDV

Pool
Maintenance
person needed
Competitive salary with
rapidly growing compa-
ny. Must have reliable
transportation, valid
driv. lic., be self motivat-
ed, only serious In-
quiries need apply. Call
8,0-229-2706 for info.

PORTABLE RESTROOM
ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED
Must have clean driving
record, have attention to
detail and be able to pass
drug test. We offer com-
petitive pay and excellent
benefits package. Send re-
sume to: 1730 Trout Ave.,
PSJ, FL 32456 or call 850-
229-6018 for more info.
EOE/Drug Free Workplace

Position Opening
Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative presently has a
Customer Service Repre-
sentative position opening.
Applications will be ac-
cepted until Monday, No-
vember 21, 2005 at the
Work Force Center, 625
Hwy 231, Panama City,
FL. Minimum job specifica-
tions for this position area
as follows: Require High
School Diploma. Require a
minimum- of 2 years experi-
ence in a general office en-
vironment, preferably in in-
teracting with the public.
Require the ability to be-
come proficient in proces-
sing applications, depos-
its, membership fees, serv-
ice orders, all applicable
rates ind consumer rec-
ords. Require excellent
oral and written communi-
cation skills as well as ex-
cellent typing skills. Re-
quire the ability to become
proficient In dispatching;
to utilize equipment prop-
erly and according to FCC
rules. Required the satis-
factory passing of GCEC's
employment entrance ex-
amination and drug
screening. Require the
ability to be knowledgea-
ble of GCEC's policies and
procedures, effectively
communicating these to
the members; and to
courses or previous expe-
rience in the utility indus-
try. GCEC is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer. We re-
cruit on the basis of merit,
without regard to race, col-
or, religion, sex, age na-
tional origin, disability or
veteran status,


HELP WANTED: Mechani-
cal knowledge a must. Sal-
ary+ benefits. Full or part
time. Apply in person, St.
Joe Rent-All, 706 1st St., in
Port St. Joe, FL.
Property
Maintenance
Person needed
Competitive salary with
rapidly growing compa-
ny. Must have reliable
transportation, valid
driv. lic., be self motivat-
ed, only serious in-
quiries need apply. Call
850-229-2706 for more
information.
RESIDENTIAL
SALES
You'll work with
homeowners to inspect &
identify the need for servic-
es, and build your busi-
ness in Panama City. We
seek professional driven
closer with sales experi-
ence. You'll also need a
clean driving record, and
pre-screen drug & back-
ground checks. We offer
first year earning potential
to $35K, comprehensive
paid training & outstand-
ing benefits.

Please apply in person at
1337 W. 19th St.,
Panama City, FL 32405
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Route Personnel
Currently seeking route
personnel to maintain,
supply, and administer
a full-time route of coin
operated amusements
in major retail locations
in the local service area.
Entry level position.
Pre-employment back-
ground checks will be
conducted. A good driv-
ing record is a must.
Competitive Salary +
Commission & Benefits.
Email qualifications to
sunshinejobs(@earth
link.net or fax to
1-888-432-8010. EOE
Use reference code:
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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 excel-
lent benefit package in-
cluding 401 (k), medical,
dental, and vision insur-
ance, vacation and sick
leave, paid holidays,
etc.
Please send resume,
cover letter & clips to:
Tim Croft, Editor
St. Joe Star
R O. Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
or by e-mail to
tcroft@pcnh.com.
You may apply online
at: www.
emeraldcoast.com/
employaop
EOE
Drug-free workplace.


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RENTAL SLITE A.'ULABLIE in ne\w NaltlCl MoAtigagec Bulinrd
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Upscale layout, approximately 465 sq ft, including reception area and
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and third-floor observation tower.


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Call Brian Marshall at:
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great possibilities for
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structed Bay View. City
water & sewer. Currently a
convenience store with
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Lovelace, 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty or 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


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


Climate
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(Available from 25' x 40'
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General
Employment


Dodge '99 SLT
1500 4x4, V8, excellent
condition, Red/ Tan, load-
ed, garage kept, 80k mi-
les, $10,000. 763-6335.

150

FORD '90 Club Wagon XL,
would make excellent
work van. Dual gas tanks.
Very large. Decent gas
mileage. Excellent me-
chanical shape. $3750.
Call 381-6341


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 o (850) 229-8030
(850) 258-4691,


710ffiEMM
CARABELLE 3br/1ba new
remodel, big yrd, no pets,
$750mo. 404-307-8912
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.



New Commercial Office
and warehouse storage for
lease In St. Joe commerce
park located on Industrial
Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind
Arizona Chemical. Each
space consists of an office,
bath, storage closet and
warehouse with 10' roll up
door. Convenient to all lo-
cations, 1/2 mile off Hwy
98. 1000 sq.ft. each space.
$550 per month. 12 month
leases. One month securi-
ty deposit. Office (850)
229-8014. Home (850)
229.8030 C 810-258.4691

MINI STORAGE


2 BR 1 BA newly remod-
eled,PSJoe. Cor lot w/bay
view. $250K 762-3252
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.
CH/A, will sell all or
separate. Across from new
Hiland View Park. Will con-
sider all offers. 647-3404
or 258-5529
1BR Loft house over look-
ing a beautiful stocked
pond, 2.62 acres, lots of
deck space, room to build,
$180k, call 850-227-4128
MEXICO BEACH- 4th St.
3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv-
ing room w/vaulted ceiling.
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound
deck. 2 blocks from dedi-
cated beach. $349,900
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 507
Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile
home on corner lot.
Screened porch and deck.
Fenced in back yard.
$275,000. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 609
Georgia. 3br, 2ba on
75x112 corner lot. Large
Florida room, screened
back porch. $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
MEXICO BEACH, 34th St.
3br/2ba, Beachside of
Hwy, 1/2 'Duplex. Well
maintained, fully furnished.
Gulfview. $695,000. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH, Ocean-
side Village. 38th St. newly
constructed end unit
townhouse. 2br/2ba, pool,
garage. $549,900. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959
OAK GROVE- 6 Lots, 3 br,
1 ba 1300sf Home, Herit-
age Oaks- Water & sewer,
$99"p'.r"150340.0302 or
227-6123/By Owne9r ,
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 1.25 acres. 15ft deep
fish pond, greenhouse,
screened porch, carport w/
work shop. $274,900 Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 2 acres, outside shed.
Near Wetappo Creek,
$249,900. 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/spacious rooms large
yard near schools, town.
Fireplace 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 Santa
Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire-
place, hot tub, 2 car gar-
age. $275,000. Joan Love-
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(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



CABEL DRIVE- Port St.
Joe- Waterview, water &
sewer, great location,
$295K. 850-340-0302 or
227-6123/By Owner.
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.
LARGE double lot, well
with pump, septic, P pole,
Ig utility bldg, Scotts Ferry,
$38,500. Some owner fi-
nancing avail. 639-6637
LOT FOR SALE on St. Joe
Beach, lot sits Coronado
Street, $275,000. Call
(423) 581-5283/ By Owner.

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,
$180K obo. 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



EASTPOINT, Refs., No
pets., Newly renovated,
Mobile Home, on 1 acre, 3
br, 1 ba, 1st, last, $300
dep. $700 mo. Call 850-
697-8064 for appt.



2 BR, 2 BA dblwd, on Ig
beautiful fenced 1/2+/-
acre lot, on Hwy 71, N of
Wewa, $62,500. Call
639-6637
NEW MANUFACTURER
HOMES starting at $37 per
sf. Zoned 2 & zoned 3.
Also the end loader porch
model.. what a value. Get
a new DCA model home
that will appreciate just like
a stick build home starting
as low as $52 per sf in-
stalledl! We have all of our
plans approved for
140mph wind standard.
Call 763-4266


90
2000 SEA DOO'S GTI (2),
Bombardier. 3 passenger
jet ski's, 85hp motors,
Master Hyde double trail-
er, $6000 firm. Excellent
condition. Call 229-9030
evenings.
2003 23ft Keywest Center
Console with electronics,
200hp, 180 hours. Trailer
included. $26,500.' call
850-762-3252
2-12ft KAYAKS, paddles,
rod holders, anchors. Ex-
cellent condition. $1000 or
best offer. 2004 12ft John
boat, 6hp Suzuki 4 stroke
motor, trailer, spare tire,
excellent condition. $2500
or best offer. 227-1308



1993 30' DUTCHMEN on
rented lot across from Bay
in Apalachicola, FL. Set up
with screen porch and Vi-
nyl shed. $10,000. Info.
(334) 793-8292 evenings.

110

1994 FORD Crown Victo-
ria, asking $1800 or best
offer. Call 850-229-8334
To Place An Ad
in The Star
Classifieds
Call
(850) 747-5020
or
1 (800) 345-8688

140X

1995 FORD F-150 XLT,
100,200 miles, new tires.
Runs great. White. $5,250.
Call 648-8765.
CHEVROLET '95 S10 Ex-
tend Cab, 4x4, Vortec V6,
runs good, looks good,
$3500. For more info., call
Tommy@ 229-9721.


BAKE SALE! St. James
Episcopal Church. SAT.
Nov 18th, 9am-12N.




ALUMINUM Awning, sizes
ranging 37-91 in, all 5
$125, will sell separately.
Call 227-4552
COMING SOON!
Airport Limo Service
Call 850-899-0678
NICE SEARS treadmill,
hardly ever used, $75.00
firm, Call 229-6922




CAFE & HEALTH FOOD
MARKET in Trendy Port
St. Joe, great customer
base, 2 yr Ise, low over-
head, new renovation &
advertising, Sacrifice $49K
OBO. Call 850-647-3702,
229-1382. www.natures
perfectfood.com
REMEMBER: ADS in
this Classnidaftion rray r.
'r @ n:'.,' ,=q" jitrr- n Ir,.
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.




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

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(Pristine Pools, netdoor to units)
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone


BEACH

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







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NOW AVAILABLE
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2 BR, 2 BA, 8228 Hwy 98
PSJ Beach, gulf view,
great for resident or busi-
ness $975mo + dep. Call
850- 647-9214.
2 BR, OAK GROVE Close
to St. Joe Bay; 457 Madi-
son St. call 850-227-7800

3 BR, 1 BA, Furn'd home,
10 mins from Port St. Joe
Beach. Ch/a, $500 mo, 1
mo sec dep. No pets. Ca-
nadians and Evacuees
welcome, short or long
term. Call 850- 890-0680.

BRAND NEW HOME in
Apalachicola, 3 BR, 2 BA,
well maintained neighbor-
hood, convenient to all of
Apalachicola, $1200mo,
Call 850-323-0387 to see

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.


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Repair all major brands
Home # 647.5113
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Phone/Fax
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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

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Port City Shopping Center
229-1100



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"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Estimates 2296435 Established 1991
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Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired



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P.O. Box 1171 Phone (850) 227-1882
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PAINTING ,
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Doors Windows
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