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2005


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Attempting to distill the past 52 weeks in
Gulf County provides insight into how Cliff
might have felt when charged with reducing
Tolstoy's War and Peace into notes for high
school and college students.
One longtime resident said two years ago
that he could not remember a time when so
much was occurring in the county at one
time and each passing year just adds more
layers.
Health care, natural disasters, eduda-
tion, growth management, taxpayer bills and
athletics all provided these pages with news
of the people and events that continue to
shape Gulf County, and likely will for years.
Flailing at whittling the news that jammed
these pages the past 52 weeks is like swat-
ting at Whiffle ball with a toothpick.
But here is our humble attempt at iden-
tifying the top 10 stories of 2005 and, yes,
we again cheated and added a few to boot.
Other lists might look different. The
ranking numbers might be skewed a bit from
the jottings of others. But since we've got the
ink; well take the shot.
And remember, this is only an exhibition
- please, no wagering.
1. State Title Rings
News or sports, nothing this past year
seemed to galvanize, in a unified step, the
entire county quite the same %way as Port St.
Joe's Class 1A football title. won in stirring
fashion Dec. 2.
Putitinperspecti e. how many times is the
Christmasparadeheld up while the town awaits
the arrrial of the high school f,:otball team?
-It was a magical year for a football team and
a community and ultimately a county which
celebrated outstanding play by both its high
school football teams.
Buttheunbridled r,Y inherent in that win:
earn it, a team comprised of generally solid
young men, provided a fulcrum around
v.hich a county sometimes divided this year
could revolve together.
The County Commission celebrated the
team and coaches; the School Board feted
them. For at least a few da.,,s it was even
alright to wear purple-and-gold in the north
end of the county.


And a review of the game, which was
televised this past week on Sun Sports,
underscored what an excellent achievement
it really was, how despite dominating the
game St. Joe had every opportunity to fold
and did not.
It also showed what rising to the moment
- as players such as Ash Parker and Sidney
Harris surely did and handling victory-with
grace and class can mean for a town so small
and out of the way that the game announcers
never realized that Port St. Joe doesn't reside
along the banks of the Apalachicola River
The victory provided a moment of com-
munity pride for Gulf County and in 2005
that was often tough to find.
From here we hit the fork in the road. For
the rest of the top sports stories of the year,
please turn to Page 8A of this newspaper.
The rest of the top news stories begin
with:
2. Mother Nature's Fury
Gulf County could consider itself lucky.
The major storms pretty much steered clear
but the effects of the 2005 hurricane season'
were felt nonetheless in Gulf County.


also significant flooding of low-lying areas in
the City of Port St. Joe.
Of course, the folks in Wewahitchka
could already provide a lesson or two about
rising waters.
In the spring, heavy rains north of the
Apalachicola and Chipola rivers produced
flooding along both rivers in the northern
end of the county. More than 100 homes
were impacted as the rivers bloated several
feet over flood stage.
That, however, was just a sprinkle com-
pared to the winds and rains which wreaked
havoc throughout the Gulf coast as first
Katrina and then Rita did their damage.
And while those storms landed well west
of Gulf County, leading the county unscathed
save for the downed tree branch or toppled


Looking at City Services in Mexico


Beach: How Safe and Prepared Are We?


Port St. Joe Man



Believed Drowned


By Paul L. Mikolajczyk
Florida Freedom Newspapers
The body of a Port St. Joe man was
recovered from the waters of a Franklin
County river following his disappearance
Tuesday morning.
Lewis D. Miles, 54, was found at about
3:30 p.m. Tuesday near Womack Creek
and Thompson's Camp on the Ochlockonee
River, said Karen Parker, a spokeswoman for
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
Rescue crews with the Wewahitchka
Search and Rescue Unit and FWC began
searching the waters after fellow members
of a hunting party spotted Miles' unmanned
boat circling in the water with the engine still
running, Parker said.
Preliminary reports suggest Miles' death


is a result of drowning, Parker said. However,
FWC is continuing to investigate and have
turned Miles' body over to a medical exam-
iner to determine the official cause of the
death.
Port St. Joe's city employees learned of
Miles' death shortly after his body was dis-
covered. Miles had worked for the city for
more than 30 years, serving as a certified
operator at Port St. Joe's water and wastewa-
ter management plant.
City Manager Lee Vincent said Miles was
a reserved man who was respected by fellow
members of the city's staff.
"Everybody speaks very highly of him,"
Vincent said. "We certainly are mourning
the loss of a very valued member of our city
team."


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In Mexico Beach, new housing starts
in 2005 and 2006 are edging toward a 50
percent increase of residential dwellings. The
year-round population has remained almost
exactly the same for the past five years, but
at times seasonal crowds increase the city's
populace 1,400 percent.
Yet the city's police, fire and ESU
departments keep a very low profile. Are city
services growing in proportion to housing
and the anticipated population increases?
While Chuck Risinger, the city's mayor,
and Brad Hall, the city's chief of police, fire,
emergency services and code enforcement,
express themselves differently, consensus is
that Mexico Beach city services are adequate
for the time being.
Risinger, who took office in April, 2005,
believes that city personnel is sufficient for
the next five to seven years.
"If all goes as it appears it will, we'll
have sufficient money in the general fund to
handle personnel," Risinger said.
"As far as I am concerned, there are no
shortages today."
Fire
Employee numbers aside, both the mayor
and the chief acknowledge shortcomings
in the area of fire control, with problems
centering around aging equipment, purchase
of necessary equipment, and current lack of
professional firefighters on staff.
The city presently has three fire trucks,
two of which are over 20 years old. The third
truck, only one yeaf old, was purchased with
help from Homeland Security funds available
after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
"Within two years, we will require, and
get, another brand new fire truck," said
Risinger. "That's my goal."
The problem of funds to purchase
necessary equipment has, in part, been


alleviated by newly instituted city impact
fees. Two years ago Risinger proposed an
impact fee expressly to fund .fire, police and
recreation needs. That fee was voted into law
in the spring of 2005, and the city is already
collecting money from the massive amounts
of new construction in Mexico Beach.
According to Risinger, Mexico Beach has
never had a full-time, professional firefighter
on staff who was involved solely in firefighting.
He added that "we can never grow our fire
department without at least one full-time
firefighter to maintain the equipment, and to
train and certify other firefighters."
According to Hall, to operate a full-time
fire department, fully staffed year round, will
require at least 16 to 20 people, at a cost of
one million dollars, minimum, per year.
The city's entire 2005-06 budget is just
under $6,300,000.
Currently Mexico Beach has 10
volunteer firefighters as a nucleus for its fire
department.
"We've come a long way since June of
this year," said Risinger, "when we were
down to two'volunteers."
In September, 2004, a Florida statute
passed into law that, for the first time in the
state's history, covered volunteer firefighters
under professional firefighter regulations.
The new regulations require that
volunteer firefighters must take the Florida
Firefighter One course of 160 hours, which
covers a firefighter's certification to handle
interior structure fighting, to fight a fire from
the interior of a burning structure.
Volunteer firefighters had two years,
Jan. 1, 2004-Dec. 31, 2005, to apply for an
exemption to the new regulations.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2006, however, every
volunteer firefighter must take the 160 hour
course.

(See MEXICO BEACH on Page 1 1A)


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Health Check, Inc. Plays Santa Claus to Taunton Children


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The Health Check
technology team delivered
six new computers to the
Taunton Family Children's
Home last Thursday. .
Then they stood out of
the way.
The children, they dis-
covered, were not in need of
technical assistance.
In the boys' house, 11-
year-old Alexa Allison found
the games menu and began
schooling housemates
James, Teddy and Josh in
the fine art of 3D Pinball
Space Cadet.
The object, according to
Alexa: "To keep the balls
from going through the holes
and get as many points as
you can to beat your own
record."
As Alexa took charge of
the game playing, IT man-
ager Trudi Tyler exited the
playroom and set up anoth-
er computer inside one of
the bedrooms.
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that morning to the Taunton
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a mouse pad and speakers.
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would-be gamers according
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from those who'd had an
earlier turn, house mother
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Orin have served as house
parents for the last decade,
moving into the boys' house
when their birth children,
Ryan and Dustin, were 12
and 14.
They have been parents
to Alexa, the only girl in
the boy's house, since she
was nine months old. Lisa
Combs affectionately calls
her "the dictator."
Lisa and Orin, called
"Mom" and "Dad" by the
children, shuttle the kids
back and forth to school,
sports events and extracur-
ricular activities.
They currently share
their renovated 1950s home
with seven children, and
have become accustomed to
waiting in line.
"If I ever get to the point
where I have my own bath-
room again, I won't know
what to do," said Lisa
Combs.
Founded 25 years
ago by David and Abigail
Taunton, the Taunton
Family Children's Home now
houses 25 children.
A boys' house, girls'
house and main house are
located on 80 rustic acres,
with pathways connecting
the three sites.
The children interact on
a daily basis, and the house
parents oblige frequent vis-
its and sleepovers.
On Thursday, Gabby
joined Alexa at the boy's
house and set her sites on
the Pinball title.
After a brief session at
the computer Tyler pro-
cured an egg timer to set-
tle the time disputes an
excited Gabby came rushing
towards Lisa Combs, pro-
claiming herself a pinball
wizard.
"Alexa played and I got
higher," she said.
Still reeling from her
defeat, Alexa switched from
3-D Pinball to Minesweeper.
She had discovered a trick
on one of the house's old
computers and was confi-
dent that she could make a
high score.
When the children lost
interest in the ,new com-
puiters, Lfia 'CCi0bs readied
her charges :fpr a- trip to a
Panama City movie theater.
Undaunted by the hour-
long trip with a car filled with


children, Combs described
her experience as house
parent as a "privilege."
"They need some direc-


tion, but they're really good
kids. Life just kind of hit
them with the wrong cir-
cumstances," said Combs.


"It's a privilege to give a
child an opportunity in life."


Three boys from the Taunton Family Children's Home explore one of six computers donated by
the Mexico Beach-based healthcare consulting firm, Health Check Incorporated.
"Health Check sincerely admires what the Taunton's are doing and we look forward to a contin-
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
LastTuesday, county offi-
cials and Gulf Correctional
Institution employees broke
ground on the Stone Mill
Creek Fire Department, an
ambitious new venture that
will utilize inmate labor in
providing cost-effective fire
services to the Stone Mill
Creek neighborhood.
Spearheaded by District
2 commissioner Billy Traylor,
the project began two
years ago with the acquisi-
tion of a half-acre parcel
located on Ike Steel Road,
roughly between the Gulf
Correctional entrance sign
and a row of mailboxes.
The county secured a
50-year lease for the proper-
ty and the St. Joe Company
donated a metal building
formerly located on Willis
Landing Road to house the
fire station.
GCI inmates will reas-
semble the building, pour
the foundation, and perform
all plumbing and electrical
work.
The use of inmate labor
has been a key component
of the project since its incep-
tion. Former GCI warden
Duffie Harrison signed on
with the project in 2002,
and his successor, Jerry
Cummings, intends to see it
through to completion.
Cummings believes
the fire station will benefit
from its close proximity to a
work camp of 288 inmates
versed in a variety of build-
ing trades.
"It's a cost saver to the
taxpayers. They don't have
to pay for the labor that's
involved in the construc-
tion," he said.
After the inmates com-
plete construction on the
fire station, they will perform
day-to-day maintenance on
the building and equipment.
Those assigned to the
station will be minimal secu-
rity prisoners who are cur-
rently assigned to the work
camp.
The work camp inmates
are classified as "community
custody," and most are on
the, downside of their sen-
tences.
Cummings has not yet
selected the ones who will
man the fire station 40
hours a week, but believes
the assignment will prove
beneficial..
"We're trying to prepare
them for reintegration into
society," noted Cummings.
"The ones with skills, we get
them brushed up. Once they
get out in society, they can
assume the role of electri-
cian or plumber and be self-
supportive."
The inmates may handle
fires within the GCI complex
itself, but will not put out
fires in the Stone Mill Creek


community; that task will
fall to volunteer fire fighters.
The county allocated
$20,000 for the Stone Mill
Creek Fire Department in its
2005-6 budget, and the St.
Joe Company has chipped
in an additional $15,000 for
operation and maintenance


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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, December 29, 2005


Republicans Are Reduced to Offering Cuts of Less


Than Half of 1 Percent of
Congressional Republicans might yet
find a way to deliver a token reduction in
spending increases in the federal budget over
the next 10 years if they detach the pro-
posal from one to start drilling in the Arctic
Nauonal Wildlife Refuge and instead attach
the ANWR dnlhing proposal to a Pentagon
spending bill But the proposal they have
in mind is almost worse than nothing and
illustrates the contempt with which both
parues seem to view the interests of ordinary
taxpayers.
The spending "reduction" actually a
slight cutback m proposed spending increas-
es would amount to $45 billion over 10
years. In a budget that last year was about
$2.4 trillion (with a "t") per year and rising,
that would have been less than a half-percent
reduction in total projected federal spending
- a largely symbolic gesture.
One can understand a desire on the part
of Republicans to reclaim the tarnished stan-
dard of fiscal discipline. From 2001 to 2005,
with Republicans in control, federal spend-
ing rose from $1.8 trillion to $2.4 trillion, a
33 percent increase. This administration has


Total Spending
increased spending on discretionary domes-
tic budget items, excluding the wars faster
than any since Lyndon B. Johnson's.
To add insult to injury. Senate MajontyV
Leader Bill Frist has announced that there
just isn't time this year to do anything about
the notorious alternative minimum tax.
Enacted to prevent the wealthy from paying
no tax at all Iby manipulaung tax shelters
and exemptions enacted by Congress). it
forces some individuals and families to figure
their taxes twice and pay the higher amount.
Those with several children or who pay high
state and local taxes are most likely to 'be
ensnared.
Because of inflation, increasing numbers
of middle- and upper-middle-income taxpay-
ers have been subjected to the AMT. Next
year, the number is slated to increase from
roughly 3.5 million to 19 million. Both the
House and Senate separately passed tem-
porary fixes, but they just couldn't agree on
a single version and now they won't even
try.
Merry Christmas.


President Defends Authorizing Domestic Spying Without Court Permission


It was bad enough when the New York
Times revealed that since early 2002, under
an executive order from President Bush, the
National Security Agency has been conduct-
ing surveillance inside the United States, al-
most certainly on U.S. citizens, without any
sort of warrant approved by any sort of court.
It was doubly disturbing that the president
defended this practice and said, in effect,
"Don't talk to me about laws or constitu-
tions, I'll keep doing it until Congress or a
court stops me."
The Fourth Amendment to the Consti-
tution reads: "The right of'the people to be
secure in their persons, houses, papers and
effects, against unreasonable searches and
seizures, shall not be violated, and no War-
rants shall issue, but upon probable cause,
supported by Oath or affirmation, and par-
ticularly describing,the place to be searched,
and the persons or things to be seized."
This standard has been refined and (es-
pecially as relates to the drug war) weakened
by the courts over the years. But the require-
ment to get a warrant remains one of the key
distinctions between a reasonably free and
civil society and an authoritarian or dictato-
rial regime.

The Eight Days of Hanukkah:
Hanukkah is sometimes called the
"Je.w\sh._Christmas':because it occurs at the
same time of the year, and this year, as it
happens, actually begins on the same day.
Hanukkah, however, has its own ori-
gins and meaning, and begins with the
triumph of the Maccabee guerrilla fight-
ers, around 165 BCE, against the Seleucid
empire, which then dominated Israel. Under
the ruler Antiochus, the Seleucids, based in
Syria, tried to "Hellenize" the Israeli colony by,
introducing Greek customs and repressing
the native Hebrew religion and its practices.
Eventually the Maccabees, a priestly family,
regained control of the temple in Jerusalem,
which had been used for pagan rites.
Under Jewish law the temple needed
to be cleansed and reconsecrated before it
could be used for Jewish worship. Part of the
ritual involved burning a lamp. But enough
oil for only one day was available, and it
would take eight days to prepare a new sup-
ply. According to legend, however, the oil
miraculously burned for eight days.
Thus the tradition of the menorah, an
eight-branched candelabra (sometimes with
one in the middle), was created. On the first
night of Hanukkah observant Jews light one
candle, and on subsequent nights they light
another until all eight are burning, symbol-
izing the increasing triumph of light over
darkness.


The government already has a special se-
cret court, created 25 years ago by the For-
eign Intelligence Surveillance Act, where it
can get warrants in intelligence or national
security-related cases. That court has turned
down only a handful of requests over the
years; in 2002 it approved all 1,228 of them.
So why skirt this established procedure?
The other concern is that the NSA, report-
edly the most sophisticated practitioner of
worldwide electronic surveillance in the gov-
ernment, is a military agency that is barred
from doing surveillance on U.S. citizens. If
its wiretaps or other methods inadvertently
turn up a U.S. citizen, it is supposed to scrub
its records. Putting this agency into the do-
mestic surveillance business is bad public
policy that blurs the. important line between
military and law enforcement intelligence.
To do so almost certainly (despite parsing by
some legal apologists) requires that Congress
amend the current law.
Did the president willfully violate both
the Constitution and federal statute? Con-
gress and the courts need to investigate this
question aggressively. If the people express
concern, they will.

of Lights and Liberation
The candlelights of what is also called
the Festival of Lights can be viewed in several
ways. In the days before electricity the idea
of light in the darkness was a more power-
ful beacon of hope and comfort than we
moderns can perhaps comprehend. The light
could also be taken to mean the progressive
triumph of the light of Yahweh's teachings
and wisdom over the darkness of ignorance
and superstition.
Rooted in the struggle against religious
and political oppression, Hanukkah's lights
are also a symbol of freedom and the hope
that it will grow from strength to strength in
a world where tyranny and oppression are all
too" commonplace. Hanukkah is a powerful
reminder that tyranny can be defeated and
freedom restored.
Activists in London have proposed
appearing in front of Iranian embassies
around the world during Hanukkah this
year, and simply and silently lighting candles
for eight nights to declare solidarity with the
aspirations, of Iranians who desire freedom.
Freedom, especially the freedom to prac-
tice one's religion without hindrance, is a
universal aspiration. Jews and non-Jews
alike can honor the spirit of HIanukkah be
resolving to renew their vigilance and deter-
mination to protect freedom where it exists
and to spread its blessings where its light
does not yet shine.


F
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IL O II
Christmas Day 2005--- I
knew this was a bad idea
weeks ago. I even told Cathy
it was one of her few sug-
gestions that I didn't think
would work. It just didn't
"feel" right. It didn't make
any sense to drive halfway
across the United States on
Christmas day! I wanted
to be by the fire, with lots
of family gathered around,
watching a bowl game, stuff-
ing myself on homemade
chocolate chip cookies and
red and green M & M's..
She didn't hear me.
And I'm not sure exactly
who is to blame. But I will
tell you this, Jesse has to
step up and accept some of
the responsibility. And Luke
is not getting out of this deal
scott free---I don't care if he
is only eight weeks old!
Jesse lives in Baxley,
Georgia. "Daddy," he was, I
admit, pretty excited when
he called, "I want you and
mom to come over here for
our special 'silent commu-
nion' Christmas Eve ser-
vice."
I was pondering on
exactly how you figured out
"this is my body that was
broken for you" and "this is
my blood that was shed for
you" if the preacher wasn't
allowed to say anything. And
then the thought of a preach-
er in a Baptist Church NOT
SPEAKING so intrigued me
that I was about to load
up right then until Jess
added...
"But,, Dad,;. you, .know..
this is the year we spend
Christmas with Jessica's
parents. We will be leaving
right after church Sunday
going to Albany, Georgia."
Cathy saw the "I can't
believe this look" come over
my face and she grabbed
the phone and went to dis-
cussing all the details of the
trip. As soon as she hung
up we sat down and in a
very mature, sensitive, lov-
ing way we continued the
discussion..
"Do you think I'nm nuts!" I
only shouted a little bit. Well,
when I heard the neighbor-
hood dogs set in to howling,
I realized I might have been
a little louder than I thought.
"I'm not going to Georgia
for Christmas Eve, get up
on Christmas morning and
my son takes off across the
state and I'm stuck in Baxley
with no family and no fire-
place and no green and red
M&M'sl What in the world


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Christmas with


Slim An'
would we do?"
"We could open our pres-
ents with our son and won-
derful daughter-in-law," she
was as quiet and demurring
as I was loud and demon-
strative, "and then, when
they have to go, we could
drive up to Nashville and
spend the rest of Christmas
with our other son, our won-
derful daughter-in-law and
our new grand son."
The dogs quit barking
and went into shock
"Cathy," sometimes you
just have to use common
sense with. her, "Baxley is
in the southeast comer of
Georgia. It's five hundred
miles from there to Nashvillel
There won't be no Christmas
day left----it will take all of it
to drive up there!"
Cracker Barrel is closed
on Christmas. "Where would
we eat? Where would we get
gas? What if we broke down?"
Guys, I'm telling you, I'm
putting my foot down on this
onel I am not going to spend
Christmas wheeling my way
through Atlanta traffic trying
to find Tennes---
"There probably won't
be much traffic." Cathy
quietly pointed out. "Well
have the road to ourselves
to sing Christmas carols and
recount Christmas's past
when the boys were young
and we can wave to the little
children out on their new
bikes or skateboards. It will
be so much fun."
I hate them Pollyanna
people
And I ain't backing down
on this one.. You can take
that to the bank!
The 'silent communion'
was really quite impressive.
And Jess seemed to like the
treadmill and the shirts.
It was a short service on
Christmas morning and true
to his word, and in honor of
his in-laws, Jess hugged us
good-bye in his drive way
and they were off to another
part of the state.
And we cranked up and
started for Nashville. Cathy
was still waving goodbye to
Jess and talking about it
wouldn't be long till she had
little Luke in her arms..
My brother had told me
to head north and catch
Interstate 16 and run it up
to Macon where it would con-
nect to 1-75. From there it was
a straight shot to Tennessee.
It sounded so easy. I took
a wrong turn somewhere
between Hazlehurst and
Vidalia. The road grew nar-
rower. The clouds darkened.
The temperature dropped.


d Larry
And nothing was open.
Cathy was singing "Hark,
The Herald Angel" and "It
Came Upon A Midnight
Clear" oblivious to our
plight. I felt like one of the
three Wise Men, wandering
around.. searching for a little
baby..except I didn't have a
star.
We used a half a tank
of gas just finding the inter-
state. We hadn't passed one
restaurant or gas station
that was open. I was hun-
gry, needed to go to the
bathroom and was kicking
myself for not collecting a few
of those crackers left over
from the communion ser-
vice when Hank Williams's
version of "Lost Highway"
jumped into my head.
We stumbled into the
Monteagle Truck Stop and
All Night Diner about dark.
Thank God for truck drivers
that never sleep nor rest We
filled up our van and went in
and ordered the Christmas
special. The place, as were
the highways this day, was
about empty. Cathy noticed
two lone drivers in a back
booth. She picked up our
plates and moved us back to
the "party".
Slim was from San
Antonio. He drove for
Roadway and was taking a
load of computer paper to
some company in Charlotte,
North Carolina. Larry was
an independent driver head-
ed back to his home in Little
Rock.. Cathy showed'em
pictures of Luke and sang
"Silent Night" for them.
Larry insisted on paying
for our meal. Slim ran out to
his truck and returned with
a miniature Kenworth for
"the little one". They shook
my hand ten ,times and
wished us Merry Christmas
over and over
You can find Christmas
in all sorts of places.
The snow started fall-
ing as we pulled back on
the interstate. Cathy was
glowing. I was just shak-
ing my head as to how she
seems to make everything
work out..'course, we still
had three hours left...
As the lights of Nashville
came into sight we remem-
bered how Slim "lit up" when
he got to talking about his
grandchildren. I thought
of my little Luke. And the
ordeals of this day passed
unnoticed into the night.
What a great gift for 20051

Thankfully,
Kes


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Year in Review


Young and Elderly intended
to extend a hand to hun-
dreds of newcomers to the
area, one of whom played a
key role in No. 1 on our list.
Mexico Beach "adopted"
a town in Mississippi where
power, water and sewer were


I- From Page 1A


had been killed. The two
events brought out the media
hordes, from the New York
Times to People Magazine.
According to recent
published reports, Hutto is
recovering well as he learns
to use his prosthetic leg.


Commissioners required
nearly a full year to take sub-
stantive steps to follow vot-
ers' wishes many called it a
mandate and along the way
provided sufficient subplots
to keep a soap opera filming
for months.


The damage from Hurricane Dennis was primarily confined to St. Joseph Peninsula and low-lying
areas of Port St. Joe; the waves and winds provided the most significant clues locally of the passage
through the gulf of Hurricane Katrina.


still not fully restored four
months after Katrina hit,
Mexico Beach residents car-
avanning over supplies on
numerous trips.
Local classrooms and
civic organizations also
reached out for the Katrina
victims, from sewing baby
blankets to raising money to
personalizing wash cloths.
The storms also blew in
a red tide bloom which long-
time residents said was the
worst in years, closing down
Apalachicola Bay to oyster
harvesting and making any
walk along the beach seem
like a stroll through a pollen
forest.
While the red tide was
not blamed for any dolphin
deaths though a few did die
during the weeks the red tide
bloom lingered in the area
- fishing was rendered poor
at best and massive fish kills.
occurred.
3. Mother Nature's
Bi.t-


Early this month, John
Larsen, a student at Port St.


They voted to "move
ahead" with the legal steps


would not be able to alter
district boundaries without
an official okey-dokey from a
federal judge.
And the scab of north-
south tensions was picked
apart by the machinations
of individual commissioners
as they sparred and trash-
talked toward any consensus
on a voter mandate which
seemed crystal to all but five
county residents.
By the end of the year, the
county was working toward
federal court to overturn the
decree which mandated sin-
gle-member districts, but in
finally arriving at their deci-
sion commissioners seemed
- as the year played out pri-
marily to put each and every
one of their actions under
the microscope of public
scrutiny to a degree not seen
before in Gulf County.
5. Replacing the Sand
Property taxes, a new
hospital, county-wide vot-
ing debates on those sub-
jects before the County
Commission seemed almost
like tea parties compared to
that over beach re-nourish-
ment.
Commissioners again
performed a flip-flop before
agreeing after listening to
the equivalent of a working
day plus overtime of argu-
ment to provide a con-
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attention than the interac-.Larsen sustainridddamage to
tions. between ..sharks and a foot "but is expected to
humans., ..; i r, make:a full recovery.
In.late June, Craig Hutto, 4. County-wide Chaos
a teenager on vacation from In November of last year
Tennessee, was severely bit- voters, in over of last year
ten by what was believed to voters, in overwhelming
be a bull shark while fishing numbers, supported, again,
not all that far from shore, returning to county-wide vot-
ing to replace the single-
The youngster lost a member districts a federal
leg; the incident coming just court dictated more than two
weeks after a girl swimming decades ago.
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toward county-wide voting,
removing Nathan Peters, Jr.,
who supports single-member
districts, as chairman, then
reversed course; voting to
maintain single-member dis-
tricts and ultimately return-
ing Peters to the chairman-
ship.
Commissioners, while
they were busy, also changed
district boundaries, though
they eventually had to reverse
course again when confront-
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more grist for the millstone
of bruised feelings.
How to restore the pen-
insula beaches, at what
cost and, most particularly,
who pays produced hours
of debate which lacked the
concrete facts, save that the
beach is ever encroaching
on coastal properties on the
peninsula.
Mixed with a host of
non-resident property own-
ers and a similar number
of unknowns, and an envi-
ronment of taxpayer revolt,
the debate unfortunately
devolved into a fight pitting,
in many cases, neighbor
against neighbor and both
sides against commission-
ers.


The past and proposed
future of health care in the
county was on display this
year, with decidedly mixed
results.
The first half of the year
saw the state agency which
oversees medical facilities in
Florida step in and close the
doors to Gulf Pines Hospital.
The hospital, plagued by
financial and other problems,
remains closed.
A lender which fore-
closed on former owner
Hubert Steeley and is now
the owner of the facility has
hired a management firm,
but as of this week, other
than attempting to reorga-
nize once again under federal
bankruptcy rules, there is

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County Commissioners Special Meeting Centered Around Roads, Sand


by Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
A special meeting of
the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners on
Tuesday focused primar-
ily on the road bond issue,
the sand berm project on
Cape San Blas, access to
the Highland View Sand Pit,
and re-routing traffic from
Redfish to Angelfish for six
months.
Commissioners voted
five to zero to allow Angelfish
to become an industrial
access road, allowing all
trucks to use Angelfish as


an alternate route from the
Highland View sand pit to
Highway 98, but only for a
maximum of six months.
Redfish, the current
route, will be closed to all
traffic at the end of December
for much-needed repairs.
Permission from several
companies, including C.R.
Smith and St. Joe, to use
portions of their adjoining
lands as part of the new
access route, is expected to
be immediately given.
Local developers and
companies with existing
contracts to use the sand pit


have promised to keep traf-
fic volume as low as possible
while using the Angelfish
route.
Work on the Cape San
Blas emergency protective
berms has run over the
$870,000 allotted. County
officials will make a formal
request during the week
for additional government
funds.
Meanwhile, commission-
ers voted unanimously to
cover overages out of county
reserves, anticipating the
additional funds. Cost for
the berms currently stands


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The City of Mexico
Beach will observe the fol-
lowing holiday schedule for
sanitation services:
Week of January 2-
January 6
Monday January 2,
Holiday No pick up
Tuesday January
3, 14th Street to Canal
Parkway
Wednesday January 4,


15th Street to Highway 386
Thursday January 5,
Regular pick up schedule
Friday
January 6, Regular pick
up schedule
For more information,
please call City Hall at 648-
5700.
Friday No pick up
Tuesday January
4, 14th Street to Canal


Parkway
Wednesday January 4,
15th Street to Highway 386
Thursday January 5,
Regular pick up schedule


Friday
January 6,


Regular pick


up schedule
For more information,
please call City Hall at 648-
5700.


at $917,000, nearly $50,000
over funding.
In opening discussion
of the road bond issue,
Commissioner Peters stat-
ed that Port St. Joe Mayor
Frank Pate had called him
just before the meeting and
said that the city commis-
sioners had not decided
whether to join the county
in issuing the new bond.
Peters voiced reluctance
to take on the new debt until
2009, when some of the cur--
rent bonds expire. After
discussion among commis-
sioners and various admin-
istrators, Commissioner Bill
Williams suggested revising
Peters' option by not waiting
until 2009, but certainly not
going blindly into the issu-
ance of a new bond.
After agreeing that a
solid plan for road paving
and repair was needed, com-
missioners voted five to zero
to authorize an engineering
study of the roads and their
conditions, which they hope
to have completed within 60
days.
Peters then stated that
as soon as the cities of Port


St. Joe and Wewahitchka
notified the county on their
decisions about joining in the
bond issue, the chairman
of the County Commission


would set workshops to
study the upcoming engi-
neering plan and the county
would move forward on the
road bond issue.


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little to indicate despite a
slew of assurances earlier
in the year that Gulf Pines
would open this past sum-
mer that the hospital will
ever open again.
The second half of the
year brought a
more positive
prognosis. -

Heart, the St. Joe
Company, the "..i
county Health "
Department
and the Board
of County
Commissioners
reached agree-
ment on a
Memorandum of
Understanding
which will bring
a new 25-bed
hospital, with
intensive care
and emergency
room, to the
county some-
time in 2007.
A half-cent
sales tax was
authorized by
the County
Commission
- and ultimately Researcher
agreed to by the in 2004's die-o
municipalities its first partner
- to fund indigent care at the
hospital, a key component to
the MOU.
Sacred Heart has identi-
fied construction funding of
$24 million and St. Joe is
kicking land and dollars.


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Meanwhile, though the
Health Department has
expanded hours and the ser-
vices it provides, it is still
a 45-minute drive from the
south end of the county to
the nearest hospital emer-


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year property values in a
county growing more gentri-
fied by the day soared by
double-digits. After creeping
past the $1 billion mark in
total taxable value just a few
years ago, the county raced


rs from around the country arrived at St. Joseph Bay this summer to id
ff of more than 100 dolphins (above); Habitat for Humanity of Gulf C
family and should soon have a site for its first home.


agency room and not that
much closer on the north
end.
7. Eagles Don't Soar
This High
For the fourth-straight


past $2 billion this year as if
flying past the finish line at
Talladega.
Property in the county
went up 65 percent, more
than twice that of 2004 and


while storms and red tide
and other factors have taken
some steam from the real
estate market, it remains hot
to the touch for most folks.
Tax bills, property own-
ers quickly found, were roar-
ing at full throttle also, with
small business owners par-
ticularly taking it in the wal-
let.
T h e
School Board
was the lone
governmen-
tal body
to actually
lower mill-
age rates and
the county
tacked a tax
increase of
roughly 26
percent fol-
lowing a tax
increase of
more than
30 percent
the year
before on
?". county prop-
erty owners,
but only after
reside ts
turned out
in droves at
public bud-
get hearings
to protest the
lentify the culprit spend-and-
County identified taxing hab-
its of county
commissioners.
Those meetings were
so pointed that at least one
commissioner noted remarks
made as the reason he flip-
.flopped on the previously
discussed county-wide vot-
ing issue.
Property owners were
seeking relief in whatever
form they could, from the


local to the state level and,
at this point, receiving little
in return.
At least one Port St. Joe
business is already a casual-
ty of choking property taxes
and business owners and
residents alike bemoaned a
trend in which their property
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for all but King Midas.
8. The Changing Face
of Growth
For many the year could
be summed up in the increas-
ing number of county and
sewer lines.
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Year in Sports -


Tops of 2005


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
There were plenty of
highlights and a scarcity
of lowlights in the world of
Gulf County athletics over
the past year.
Here is our swat at
hitting the top stories of
the year in local athletics.
1. Port St. Joe Wins
State Title
We covered this on
Page 1A, but to review
- Sharks football team
finishes 13-1 after 13-
straight victories to end
the season which culmi-


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Enough said.
2. Track Phenom
Port St. Joe Middle
School student Kayla
Parker burst not only onto
the local sports pages but
also those of national pub-
lications after her summer
track season.
Parker, 13, won the
100 meters, 100 meter
hurdles and long jump

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and finished second in thie
200 meters in her age
group at the Florida AAU
track meet, which was
only a teaser of coming
attractions.
At the national AAU
meet, Parker established
a new age-group record
during time-trials for the
100 meter hurdles, in
which she captured gold
in the finals. Parker also
won the 100 meters.
She finished fourth in
the 200.
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track team as a mid-
dle-schooler Parker can
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school level Parker's
times during the summer
season would have been
enough for her to place in
each of the sprint events
at the state meet.
This summer, she
talked about one day
competing for an Olympic
berth. That day doesn't
seem far off.
3. Two Outs Away
That was the distance
between the Port St. Joe
baseball team and a state
championship game and,
given all the prognostica-
tors, a state baseball title.
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a dozen seniors.
4. Living and Dying in
the Final Four
The Wewahitchka
softball team, in contrast,
reached its third consecu-
tive state Final Four, only
to lose, for the second
time in three years, in the
semifinals.
The Lady Gators won
20 games again that has
become a spring rerun for
this program and carved
a new path to the Final
Four after losing the dis-
trict title to Sneads, forc-
ing the Lady Gators on
the road for the playoffs,
where they once again
performed with distinc-
tion behind a close-knit
group of seniors, three
of whom signed scholar-
ships to play softball at
the next level.
5. Balance and
Timing
Port St. Joe fifth-grad-


Brandon Jones


and with their best pitch-
er on the mound, Florida
State signee Travis Burge,
the Sharks made several
costly mistakes in the field
to lose 3-2 in a game they
entered the final inning
leading 2-0.
To many minds, the
winner of the semifinal
would win the state title,
which Florida Christian
indeed did.
The Sharks mean-
while finished 25-5 and
after three-straight years
of being eliminated in the
regional finals reached
their first Final Four in
more than a decade with
a team loaded with nearly


er Grant Malvestuto pro-
duced on the gymnastic
floor what was similar to
Parker's accomplishments
on track.
Malvestuto placed first
overall in his age group,
winning five of the six dis-
ciplines, at the Daytona
2005 Capital City Cup
gymnastics event, but was
only warming up.
Malvestuto later took
the overall gold in his age
group at the 2005 USAG
Florida men's state meet.
6. An Even Dozen
That's how many con-
secutive district basket-
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ball titles the Port St.
Joe High boys have won
after the 2004-05 season.
Though they fin-
ished the regular season
with a sub-.500 record,
the Sharks, who played
a wickedly tough sched-
ule under first-year coach
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nated in the district tour-
nament to secure the pro-
grams 12th straight dis-
trict title.
Though they lost in
the opening round of
the regionals, the young


Though only in its sec-
ond year of existence as a
sanctioned team, the Port
St. Joe High School boys'
soccer squad captured
the program's first district
title last season.
With a powerful leg
and fast hands in goal
and an opportunistic
offense, the Sharks domi-
nated district play during
the regular season before
adding the playoff title to
their resume.
The Sharks fell in
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his team in home runs er promotion, this one to


Jones, in just his sec-
ond year of professional
baseball after two years at
Tallahassee Community
College, had an excep-
tional year in the Atlanta
Braves organization.
Starting in low Single-
A ball at Rome, Ga., Jones,
despite playing only 43
games due to injury, led


with eight, drove in 27
runs and scored 37 while
producing an OPS, on-
base and slugging per-
centage combined, of over
1.000, a mark which only
a handful of Major League
players achieved on that
higher level.
Jones also hit .308
and quickly earned anoth-


the higher Single-A team
in the Braves' system at
Myrtle Beach.
Meanwhile, Port St.
Joe High graduate Stephen
Gaddis, a pole-vaulter at
South Florida, finished
third at the Conference
USA meet to earn all-con-
ference honors.


Sharks showed enough
promise that 2005-06
could very well result in
adding a 13t district title
- and maybe bigger things
after a third-place show-
ing against a tough field
in last week's Gulf County
Classic.
7. Green Titlists


lished that the fledgling
program had established
a solid foundation.
8. Looking Up at
Wewahitchka
After a tumultuous
year on the gridiron in
2004, Wewahitchka went
out and lured a coach,


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In addition, the
Gators opened up a new
field house/weight room,
which should only bolster
athletic programs at the
school.
9. Tracking for Success
The Wewahitchka
High School boys' and
girls' track team. finished
first in the district meet
and the girls' 4x400 relay
team made it all the way
to the state meet.
For Port St. Joe, Zac
Norris finished third in
the state in the discus
and three other members
of the track team placed
at least 12th at the state
competition.
10. Showing the Way
Two athletes, in partic-
ular, provided examples of
excellence for those follow-
ing their path out of Gulf
County high schools.
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At this time only Hall and
one Mexico Beach volunteer
firefighter have completed the
extra training.
The new regulations do
not, however, stop uncertified
volunteers from continuing
their work with the fire
team in any other capacity.
They simply are limited to
working outside the burning
structure.
But the fire department is
not without backup.
When a call goes out in
one area, fire departments
from the surrounding area
also respond. In Mexico
Beach's case, help comes
from volunteer departments
in Overstreet, St. Joe Beach,
and Wewahitchka. More
departments are available, if
needed.
While he is obviously very
proud of his fire department,
Hall also feels that the
dramatic change in the city's
demographics in the last seven
years has affected the general
ability of all local fire services.
"When the [paper] mill
was open, we had a large, able-
bodied group of volunteers to
pull from. But since the mill
closed in 1998, the population
of Mexico Beach has become
almost exclusively retirement
age, so we no longer have
an adequate volunteer pool to
use," Hall said.
Risinger believes that the
current group of 10 trained
volunteers is a great core on
which to build the department,
and that the number of capable
volunteers will continue to
grow in the future.
On the positive side, Hall is
certified to train his firefighters
in-house. And Risinger has
instituted a program that
encourages city employees to
work as volunteer firefighters,
at a set few hours on reduced
pay overtime status.
"I put a great deal of
emphasis on fire," the mayor
continued. "Not just on
strengthening our personnel,
but also on the acquisition,
maintenance and protection
of our equipment and physical
plant."
: Risinger is acutely aware
of the need for necessary
equipment, and the ability
to protect that equipment,
after seeing first-hand the
effects .-:r Hurricane Katrina
in Pearlington, Miss., Mexico
Beach's "adopted" city.
"Our fire department
building here in Mexico Beach
is very vulnerable to damage
from hurricanes and storm
surge, so this also has to be
factored into the equation,"
Risinger said.
Police
In comparison to the
Mexico Beach Fire Department,
the city's police department
is currently staffed with both
full-time police officers and
backup reserve and auxiliary
officers.
According to Hall, national
police statistics state that
a police department needs
4.5 (five) people on force for


24-hour a day, year round
coverage.
Counting Hall, Mexico
Beach employs six full-time law
enforcement officers, although
Hall is not just an officer. He
is Chief of Police, Chief of
Fire and Emergency Services,
and, since July of 2005, Head
of Code Enforcement for the
city, as well. Additionally, he
is a licensed paramedic and
serves both Mexico Beach and
the Gulf County emergency
medical services team.
"As an administrator, I
have to divide my time," said
Hall, "so I'm not out in the
field as much as I used to
be. That takes us down to
the minimum five full-time
officers.
"If one of them gets sick,
goes on vacation, or has a
family emergency, then we're
down to four. Basically, we're
always down one officer, to
the point that each officer gets
an automatic four hours of
overtime each pay period."
Currently, in addition
to the six full-time officers,
Mexico Beach also employs
four part-time, or reserve
officers, and four auxiliary, or
volunteer, officers.
Bay County Sheriff's
Deputy Steve Peoples also
maintains a presence in
Mexico Beach on a regular
schedule, working from a tiny
substation at the comer of
Highway 98 and 15th Street
since 2003.
That is adequate, under
present law enforcement
guidelines, for Mexico
Beach's current population,
which, according to Henry
Flack, Mexico Beach City
Administrator, is officially

1,076 year-round residents.
In 2000 the population was
almost exactly the same.
But seasonal visitors and
out-of-town homeowners often
swell the city's population 'to
much larger proportions.
"During 2005, everyone
has seen a great deal of
growth, in terms of housing,"
said Hall. "But it's hard to
judge what impact this will
have when you're looking
at empty shells of concrete.
The accepted standard is 2.5
persons per unit, but have you
ever been here on July 4th?
It's more like 10 or, 12 people
per unit."
'Professional j'.standards
state that for crowd situations,


there should be one police
officer per 1,000 population,"
continued Hall. "During
previous July 4th weekends,
we've had crowds of 12,000-
15,000, with four to six
officers, when realistically we
should have had 12 to 15
officers on duty."
"But it would be too much
of a burden on our taxpayers to
fund an additional four officers
year round. It costs about
$60,000-$70,000 per year
per officer, including salary,
benefits and insurance."
"We didn't have that much
of an increase in service calls
from 2004 to 2005 because
of this year's unusually slow
summer, but this is very
atypical."
Records of police service
calls from Jan. 1 through Dec.
18 of this year show 1,823
calls. Records for 2004 were
unavailable
Hall said he and his
departments will feel the effect
of all the new housing boom
in Mexico Beach sometime
around the end of 2006 or
mid-2007, when people start
moving in. It remains to be
seen, he said, how many new
homeowners become full-time
residents.
New condominium
projects just completed
and under construction on
Highway 98, from 14th Street
to the west end of town, will
total approximately 280-300
units.
Along 15th Street,
developments just completed,
under construction, and slated
for construction in 2006, will
add approximately 300 more
units.
"It's going to be very, very
difficult," he said, "but we'll
manage.
"I grew up here in Mexico
Beach. I know a lot of people,
and know that not everybody is
a criminal. The way I approach
the job here, and teach my
officers, is that there are times
when the job has to be done,
but there are times when you
just have to be a person."
Hall calls his style of police
work "community policing,"
but it does not allow for a lax
or untrained police force.
"We are very, very
selective. L In addition to
standard police academy
training, we require every one
of our potential officers to
meet the criteria, wants and
needs of this department and
our community."
In Mexico Beach. Hall
requires new officers to


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complete a graduated training
program of approximately 12
weeks. At the final review,
if Hall and his staff feel that
the candidate is not a good
match for both the force and
the community, he or she is
released. If the candidate
needs further work but is
deemed a potentially good
hire, the field training can be
extended up to 24 weeks.
"The biggest complaint by
the citizens of Mexico Beach
about our officers is not
harassment, or intimidation,
or anything like that, it's
somebody saying, 'He didn't
even wave or talk to me!'
Young officers must know
how, or quickly learn, to
integrate themselves into the
community."
Emergency Services
In contrast to the police
and fire departments, Hall
said "we have the best-
manned emergency services
unit (ESU) around." Risinger
agreed without qualification.
The Mexico Beach
emergency services unit was
formed in September, 2001.
Diana Epple is the full-time
officer who oversees the ESU
crew and their continuous
training.
Epple came to the
area from the Adirondack
Mountains in New York state,
but has been in Mexico Beach
since 1987.
The Mexico Beach
ESU is the first responder
to emergencies in the city,
with Gulf County emergency
management services
(EMS) providing ambulance
transportation.
SIn addition, Hall, as
a certified paramedic, can
provide ALS, or advanced life
support care, and Epple is
currently attending school to
become a paramedic.
Epple heads a team of
seven full-time volunteers who
are all certified emergency
medical technicians (EMTs),
two more volunteers who are
just coming aboard, and one
volunteer who works for the
city.
"I'm very proud of what
this group does. They've
pulled together and are really
a solid unit. We have a great
team, our response time is
excellent. No one lives more
than three minutes away."
"We train once a month,"
said Epple, "and I make
sure all my volunteers stay
refreshed in CPR and keep all
their certifications current."
Generally the ESU handles


20 to 30 calls a month, except
during August and September,
when calls increase.
The ESU volunteers are
paid a small wage, equivalent
to part-time workers. The
EMTs receive approximately
$25 for each emergency call


they make, just raised in
October from $10 per call.
"I am very, emphasize
very, proud of all these
people," said Hall. "The heart
of a volunteer can never be
met with a check."


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growth and the transfor-
mation of one era into the
next were clear from north
to south.
Wewahitchka received a
grant to expand water service
and a grant/loan package to
do the same with sewer. Port
St. Joe moved ahead on new
water and sewer plants and
the project to extend sewer
onto St. Joseph's Peninsula
continued apace.
The realignment of U.S.
98 was in progress, much
to the consternation of a
group of wild hogs who have
made Beacon Hill their new
residence, and ground was
broken on WindMark Beach
Phase II which after con-
siderable tussling between
the county and Port St. Joe
- was annexed into the city.
The St. Joe Company
closed a land swap deal which
will allow them to expand
and improve the marina and
also reached agreement with
the Port Authority on land
for a new port facility.
Butler's restaurant
closed and developers pro-
posing condos for the proper-
ty requested city annexation
of the property.
Comprehensive plans
were being updated in the
City of Port St. Joe and the
county.
9. Meeting That Growth
with Roofs
The school district and
its growing challenges of pro-
viding housing a teacher can
afford provided a microcosm


those is a Community Land
Trust which is in the paper-
work stage but, as demon-
strated across the country,
has enormous potential.
Habitat for Humanity of
Gulf County has identified -
its first partner family and is
near a deal for the site of its
first home.
The Christian Community
Development Fund has
received grant dollars from
several sources as its project
of home rehabilitation and
repair grows.
Bridgeport, a community
of more than 30 moderate-
ly-priced homes, opened in
2005 and is nearly full, dem-
onstrating the need for hous-
es working people can afford
and Taunton Construction
is undertaking similar proj-
ects.
None of it, though, can
happen soon enough. Just
ask the School Board.
10. It's the Visioning
Thing
Among positive develop-
ments occurring as people
have taken sharper notice of
how their local government
works are groups who have
volunteered to assist in carv-
ing a path to the future.
The County Commission
created a strategic plan-
ning committee which has
sent out surveys, received a
significant response and is
tabulating results to provide
a priority list for commis-
sioners.
The Economic


Forgotten Coast will look like
in 10, 15 or 20 years. There
are a number of folks in the
community trying to figure
out how all the other pieces
might fit.
11. Saving a River
Yes, we cheated. There
were 11 stories to our list
and we are not ashamed,
because this last one is about
our lifestyle.
A few months ago,
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
finally nixed a permit for the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
to continue dredging the
Apalachicola River.
Long in coming, the
action, though being
appealed, could have the
effect of finally removing from
the river one of the most
expensive and environmen-
tally disastrous programs, as
cited by the DEP, under-
taken by the Army Corps in
the country.
The Apalachicola Bay
and Riverkeepers (ABARK)
now have a more focused goal
- get all man-made machines
off the river.
Further, Blountstown
filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus is
in the midst of filming a
documentary of the river and
its people, attempting to do
for the Apalachicola what his
film on Florida's aquatic pre-
serves sought: raise aware-
ness and stir the passion
for protection of a valuable
resource.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor .
Marlene Sewell and
laughter Mary Lou Cumbie
began their confection labors
to raise money for a piano at
church.
; Over the past four or
jive years, they have come
to sweeten the holidays for
a' host of customers around
Ple county.
Sewell and Cumbie were
hearing the end of their labors
last week, putting the finish-
ig touches to the roughly 50
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cakes red velvet, 18-layer
chocolate, coconut and a
similar number of platters of
brownies, cookies and pea-
nut-butter balls.
From her kitchen in
White City, Sewell was pro-
ducing the last of her 18-
layer cakes, the production
of which would make Henry
Ford and his invention, the
assembly line, blush.
"This all started as a
fund-raiser for a piano,"
Cumbie said, almost in dis-
belief as her mother pulled


Sewell's 18-layer cake begins on a wooden doily covered
in foil. The foil is folded and becomes the reservoir for dripping
chocolate which will be used to complete covering the cake. Once
the cake cools, the foil will slide right out from under the bottom.


Using two ovens, Sewell bakes, in waves, all 18 layers for her
cake. Though her batter is largely from scratch, one cake consum-
ers the equivalent of about 2 1/2 boxes of cake mix. With two ovens
in her recently refurbished kitchen, the bake time for one 18-layer
cake as been cut from


another batch of cake layers
from the oven. "It's hard to
believe it's come to this."
Sewell, who invited a
reporter to watch the last
of her 18-layer cakes being
built, said the holiday bak-
ing has become just a part
of a Merry Christmas, com-
plete with the extra pound-
age of which Santa would be
proud.
"It's a service I guess,"
Sewell said. "People need it
and we can provide it. It's as
simple as that, I guess."
The baking, though it
began weeks ago, will con-
tinue right up until Santa is
preparing his reindeer and
sleigh. Though some folks
put their orders in well in
advance, others procrasti-
nate as if another aspect of
Christmas shopping.
And by the time Cumbie
has finished delivering the
goodies around town, to
business big and small for
holiday parties, this enough
sugar in town to turn any
holiday bright and ener-
getic.
"I don't know how many
(cakes and platters) I've car-
ried around," Cumbie said.
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night."
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person in throes of a holiday
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She was born Nov. 15 at
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Join Springtime
Tallahassee and The Mary
Brogan Museum of Art and
Science on December 21 at
10:30am as the organiza-
tions announce an impor-
tant partnership. The press


conference will take place on
Kleman Plaza in front of The
Brogan Museum.
The annual spring fund-
raising event for The Mary
Brogan Museum of Art and
Science is The Florida Wine


Brookelyn White is
David and Joni White
would like to announce
the birth of their daughter,
Brookelyn Leann White. She
was born on November 24,
2005 at Gulf Coast Hospital.
Brooke is the granddaughter
of Jerry and Carolyn Peak of
Highland View and Bill and .:,
Ann White of Port St. Joe.
She is great-granddaughter
of Mary Lee White of Pinson,
AL and Mary Whitfield of
Altha, FL. Brooke was
welcomed home by three
cousins, Jordon, Lexie and
Heath Plair. The family
would like to express their
sincere thanks to everyone
for their thoughts and
prayers during Brooklyn's
stay in the hospital., Brookelyn I


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Festival. This annual cel-
ebration features fine wine,
great food, outstanding per-
formances, exhibitions and
.programs in keeping with
the organization's mission.
Since its inception, the
core strength of the event
lies in our partnerships.
Beginning with the sincere
intent to provide educational
and meaningful experienc-
es at all Brogan events, we
are most proud of our part-
nership with Florida A&M
University and specifically
the institution's Center for
Viticulture and Small Fruit
Research.
This partnership has
led to many established
relationships between The
Brogan and Florida wineries
and promotes understand-
ing of Florida's wine growing
industry.
The Florida Wine
Festival, 2006. celebrates
what we hope will prove
to be our greatest part-
nership ever, Springtime
Tallahassee. Following the
parade, you might want to
stomp some grapes, taste
fine wine, sample some
great food and celebrate the
community's unique "rite of
spring" on Kleman Plaza.
"When we started having
discussions with Springtime
Tallahassee about a possible
collaboration, everyone was
amazed at the serendipitous
ties. Springtime had secured
The Little River Band and The
Brogan 's featured exhibit
is Apalachicola River: An
American Treasure. There
has been some real magic to
this first-time partnership
and our respective Boards
of Directors and staff are
truly enthused and excited
about working together,"
said Chucha Barber, Brogan
Executive Director.
"My volunteer prior-
ity is The Tallahassee Area
Convention and Visitors
Bureau, where I have the
privilege of serving as this
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year's Chair. The partner-
ship between Springtime
Tallahassee and The Florida
Wine Festival is going to be
good for the organizations
and good for the commu-
nity."
Springtime. Tallahassee
in its 38th year is expected
to draw more than 200,000
visitors. The Florida Wine'
Festival is now in its fourth
year.
"While each event will
maintain its own unique:
identity, merging these two'
.venues will create an unbe-
lievably exciting afternoon
on Kleman Plaza for all of the
Capital City residents and
visitors to enjoy," said Susie
Hall, Executive Director for
Springtime Tallahassee.
The Florida Wine Festival
begins on March 30, 2006,
with the traditional wine
and dinner pairings at par-
ticipating area restaurants.
On Friday, March 31,
2006, The Brogan will debut.
the exhibit Apalachicola
River: An American
Treasure, featuring the
work of Clyde Butcher and
Richard Bickel.
Regional musicians will
perform on stage that night.
following the live wine auc-
tion. Film Producer, Elam
Stoltzfus, has produced a
nature film documentary for
,PBS, as part of the proj-
ect that also includes musi-
cians with ties to life along
the river.
Sammy Tedder plays
reed flutes in the program
which grow on the river.;
Sammy and some of his
friends will perform at The
Florida Wine Festival and
guests will be the first to see
the documentary.
On Saturday, April'
1, 2006 The Springtime
Tallahassee Jubilee in the
Park begins the day's cel-
ebration and will be com-
plimented with the Grand
Parade. Wind tasting, grape
stomping and other Wine,
Festival activities will be
offered on The Plaza. The
final event is a Free concert
by The Litter River Band, on
Kleman Plaza.
Two great events. One
great weekend. Call 850-
513-0700 or visit


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Manatee Festival To




Celebrate 20th Year


The Florida Manatee
Festivalia two-day event cel-
ebrating the gentle marine
mammals year.
With its art, music, edu-
cational opportunities and
trips to see its namesake,
the Manatee Festival has
long been a mainstay of the
Citrus County calendar. And
many consider its 20th year
to be a major milestone.
"I think it's absolutely
fantastic how locals -'and
guests alike have embraced
this event over the years,"
said Mary Craven, manager of
the Citrus County Visitors &
Convention Bureau. "Nothing
represents our area's trea-
sured natural resources
quite like the endangered
manatee, and nothing cel-
ebrates these splendid sea
cows quite like the Florida
Manatee Festival."
The festival will take
place on Saturday, January
14th and Sunday, January
15th along Citrus Avenue in
downtown Crystal River. The
Citrus County Chamber of
Commerce, the City of Crystal
River and the Rotary Club of
Crystal River jointly sponsor
the celebration. Admission
cost is $2 per adult.
Local Student Inducted

Into Psi Chi Honor Society
Judith Husband, of
Wewahitchka, Fla., was
recently inducted into Psi
Chi at the University of
Tennessee at Martin. Psi
Chi, founded in 1974 at UT
Martin, is an honor society
for psychology majors and
minors. The organization
holds regular business meet-
ings, schedules speakers on
careersand holds graduate
training workshops.


A Fine Art Show spon-
sored by the St. Petersburg
Times will host exhibitors
from around the United
States, featuring items from
watercolor artwork to photog-
raphy, as well as sculptures,
stained glass and unique,
one-of-a-kind handmade
jewelry. Also, more than 150
crafters will showcase their
creations, which range from
woodwork to knitted pieces.
Boat trips out to Kings
Bay for a close-up look at
manatees will be available
for a small charge and on a
first-come, first-served basis.
While temperate springs
make the manatee a year-
round sight in the area,
Citrus County's warm waters
draw an exceptionally large
group of the docile winter.
Hundreds of nature lovers
visit the manatees during the
festival, which is situated in
the middle of the area's main
manatee-viewing season.


Both days of the event
will have continuous live
entertainment. The "Sounds
Like Buffet to Me" contest is
an annual favorite. Plus, over
25 food vendors will supply
festivalgoers with an abun-
dance of edibles.
For information on the
Manatee Festival, available
accommodations and other
upcoming special events in
Citrus County, contact the
Citrus County Visitors &
Convention Bureau at 1-800-
587-6667, or visit the Web
site at www.VisitCitrus.com
com_ >
Please direct media
inquiries to Mary Craven,
tourism development man-
ager at the Citrus County
Visitors & Convention
Bureau at 352-628-9305
or mary.craven(a),visitcitrus.
corn or Linda Stout at
GOLD & Associates at
linda(@strikegold.com.


Small Business Development


Courses Offered in January


The Small Business
Development Center at Gulf
County Community College
is a non-profit community
entrepreneurial program that
serves pre-venture and exist-
ing small businesses. The
SBDC provides consulting
services, financial advice,
and various training pro-
grams designed to assist
entrepreneurs in developing
successful and thriving busi-
nesses.
Please help spread, the
word...We are now offer-
ing classes for the month of
January 2006.
Steps to Starting a Small
Business Fee: $15.00


A Giant Stocking for a Little Boy
Sean Yowell (center) received an early Christmas present last
Friday when he wqs summoned to the Emerald Coast Federal
Credit Union to receive a stocking nearly twice his size.
Credit union president Harry Smith (left) and Yowell's aunt,
Vickie Thomas, a Credit union employee, were on hand at the
stocking presentation.
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union raffles a toy-filled, giant
stocking each year at Christmas time.


Your first step is get-
ting started. Topics include
discussion on organizational
quirements and licensing for
a small business in Florida,
personal financial assess-
ments, credit checks, defin-
ing your customer, location
considerations, and employ-.
ee requirements.
January 11, 2006
8:30a-11:30a Small Business
Development Center, 850-
271-1108 January 25, 2006
9:00a-Noon Jackson County
Development Council in
Marianna, 850-526-4005
Business Plan
Development Fee $30.00
This is a two-part course.
Part I topics include reasons
for writing a business plan.
Plan elements and attend-
ees' ideas will be discussed.
At the end of the session,
participants will be given
worksheets and outlines to
begin developing their busi-
ness plan. Part II will focus
on the progress of the indi-
vidual plan development.
Individual concern will be
directly addressed.
January 5 & 19 8:30a-
1 l:30a Small Business
Development Center, 850-
271-1108 QuickBooks Fee:
$99.00
This fifteen-hour course
gives hands-on computer
experience with the latest ver-
sion of QuickBooks account-
ing software. Topics covered:
payroll and taxes, accounts
receivable, accounts pay-
able, creating estimates, job
cost reports, bank accounts
and reconciliation, and many
other useful tips.
January 14 & 21 8:30a-
5:00p Gulf Coast Community
College, SUE 246, 850-872-
3823
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HOW TO COMPETE!
Many areas around the coun-
try are experiencing strong
seller's markets. Whether
the market is "hot" or "cool,"
be aware of the following pit-
falls that always lead to a lan-
guishing listing.
Price: Even in strong markets,
a home that is priced too high
is a home that will take too
long to sell. Listings generate
the highest amount of inter-
est when they're brand new.
Lowering your price later still
won't attract as many buy-
ers as you would have by just
pricing it right from the begin-
ning.
Location: Hot markets en-
courage people to give more
consideration to the outskirts,
or to tolerate noisy highways
or uninspired views. In cooler
markets, however, you really
can't do much about such


Barefoot Properties
a location. In this case. it's
simply wise not to over-im-
prov e your home. Make sure
yours still offers the best \al-
ue against comparable homes
in the neighborhood.
Appeal: The biggest challenge
is getting buyers into your.
home for a closer look. In-
vite them by keeping the lawn
mowed, cleaning the windows,
painting the front door. If
your home's best features are
inside or out back, use a "vir-
tual 360 degree" tour to pro-
mote it. Not so nice inside?
Offer incentive to buyers in
the form of a decorating allow-
ance.
Regardless of local market
conditions, there are steps
you can take to give your
home an advantage over the
competition.

Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Bias Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
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MLS#107082 Old Florida living at
its finest in this 4 bedroom/ 4.5 bath
home. Hardwood flooring throughout,
custom cabinets, stainless steel appli-
ances, master bedroom suite. Relax on
the screened in front porch or enjoy
the view from the back deck.This brand
new home will be furnished by Joseph's
cottage. $1,200,000.


143 Acklins Island Dr.

Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456


Office:

850.229.4600


Fax: 850.229.4601


Patrick Farrell -

Broker/Owner


www.psjrealty.com


MLS# 108578 A Florida cottage
nestled under a beautiful old oak tree
and you can walk to the bay & down-
town St. Joe only 2 blocks to each.The
home has a new roof, new fence around
a large private yard with roll gate along
alley for your boat, irrigation system
and well installed, outdoor shower and
deck, beautiful hardwood floors and
custom tile work throughout, planta-
tion blinds, detached work/tool shop
with AC in backyard with lean-to shed
attached. Bountiful closets with new
shelving systems installed throughout,
new fixtures (lights and ceiling fans), en-
tire interior newly painted. $289,900.


MLS#106317 Gulf Front beach ,
home on St. Joe Beach. 3 bedroom T- ..
3 bath with living area on each floor. .. -,
All bedrooms gulf side and open to MLS#108222- Townhome in The
large decks. New screened in porch Villages in Port St Joe. This 2 bed-
off of dining area, new carpet and ex- room/ 2.5 bath furnished residence
terior paint. Completely furnished, is located in the heart of town. Only
$1,200,000. one block from the Bay. $265,000


Pre-Construction:
Seagrass Subdivision Homes and lots available
in this private community on the Cape.


MLS# 108607 Enjoy unobstructed
gulf views from this 4 bedroom/ 3.5
bath home on beautiful Cape San
Bias. Adjacent to Ovation com-
munity. Spacious floor plan great
for entertaining and family living.
$875,000.


MLS#105923 One of a kind Gul
front home on Cape San Bias with
many extras. Elevator, stainless steel
appliances, custom cabinets. Spa-
cious decks offering beautiful views
of Gulf. $2,400,000.
Vacant Land:


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


Jubilation Subdivision Newly constructed
homes available in this premier subdivision.
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SOUTHERLAND FAMILY

FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street' Port St, Joe
(850) 229-81f 1,


COMFORTER
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(850)227-1818


COSTING & COSTING
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L850) 227-1159


THE TIMES THE STAR RISH, GIBSON
129 Commerce St. 135 W Hwy 98 & SCHOLZ, P.A.
Apalachicola Port St. Joe William J. Rish Thomas SGibson,
(850) 653-8868 (850) 227-1278 Russell Scholz
www.ApalachTimes.com, www.StarFL.com (850) 229-8211


" The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE
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FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and iMonument Port St. JYoe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School:10:00 a.m.
I. .... ii,.., 11:00a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
\ All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
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Minister ofMusidlYostl
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Misutries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

SigbIanb 0ieV I apti ; Qurab
> 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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The Catholic Church of Gulf County
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St. Joseph
20th & Monument
Port St. Joe, FL


St. Lawrence
788 N. Hwy 71
Wewahitchka, FL


Christmas Eve
4:00 pm & 10:00 pm (ET) 6:00 pm (CT)
Christmas Day
9:30 am (ET)


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





111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SundaqWorshipServices: 9:00 a.m. CST
Sudq Shool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Melhodist (hurch
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join US in worshipp Apalachicola Panoma 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 Wewohitchkao .
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 friends at
OakGrove Assemblv of'God
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street 'Port St. Joe. .fC
Schedule of Services
Sunda Wednesdayy
Sunday School 9:45am .MidWeekeal 5:00pm
vMorning "Worship 10:45am dVid Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Move 10.45am Mnistry in Action 6:15pm
Cross Training youth 6:15pm
M7en's Mrnistry Monday 6:30pmo
Ladies ministry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic'Prase&s TWorship -Teaching 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
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"





CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310

WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
\ Corner of 20th Street &'Marvin Aveng,)

BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY' ;,....d i, lv ) ni 'Bibl Study all ages10a m.
Morning iorship 11 a.m.* Evening Wonrship 6p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6p.m
Prayer Meeting &f 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


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. ., First Baptist Church
-,, .* 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
T"dUJ : C"a,,VellSW"lliiisffr of Music & Education ""
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ........................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service,.. 8:30 & 11:00 am
D.uciple Training ........'.,. .. ............6:00 pm
E'.en.ng Worship ... ........ .. ... 7:00 pm -.
Wedneidai Prayer Meeting ... .. .. 6.30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM. 7:49 am ET


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 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study-Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday -Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

r7 "A Reformed Voice
Sin the Community"

L~ C-'.' y Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Isundav 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 Slreet Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Chrisltian School .,

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
++ ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
All times Eastern Standard
Christmas Eve Service, December 24th at 11:00 P.M.
Christmas Day Service, December 25th at 11:00 A.M.
There will be no 8:00 A.M. Service on
December 25th or January 1st
New Years Day Service, January 1st at 11:00 A.M.M.
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family dr


L Friendship are found 4 i
True Value ...Recently, on a television news station it was reported that a very popular item on the
market this Christmas season was stolen from the arms of a mother who had just purchased it for her
son. She spent approximately $500.00 on this item & lamented in an interview, "They've stolen my
son's Christmas!"
Indeed, that event is awful. But, had they really stolen her son's Christmas? I hope they recover her
stolen item. More importantly, I hope our generation will recover the true value of Christmas. Christ-
mas is receiving the gift of God in Christ, His Son. There is eternal value in that & no one can take it
away... ever!
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


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Live For The Blessing


Jesus promised complete
joy,
If only we obey.
This is the reason for
much happiness
That's in the world


today.
We hear and read
But we don't heed.
Self gets in the way too
much.
Like fishing, or sleeping


Thank You


I just want to tell all of the
people in Port St. Joe Merry
Christmas and a happy new
year and thank you. My two
sons and I were evacuated
from Katrina, living here for
almost 4 months. Everybody
has been very kind to us and
we love staying in this town.
Our house in New Orleans
hasn't got repaired yet we are


considering moving into this
town permanently. Nothing
is sure yet but we are very
happy to know and spending
times with the people in Port
St. Joe. Wishing you a merri-
est Christmas and wonderful
New Yearl
Warm regards,
Etsuko, Justin and
Julian


in on Sunday and such.
Too many things we
never do,
Knowing all the while
God wants us to.
Like telling the lost what
Jesus can do,
Because He's already
done it for you.
Don't be selfish and show
you greed,
Help someone you know
is in need.
To be productive as
Jesus would have us be.
We need to think more of
others and less of me.
When you can live a life
like this,
God is surely going to
bless.
Billy Johnson


Ten Ways to Manage Stress Day by Day


Experiencing ongoing
stress-even at low levels- can
have a negative effect on your
health and well being. That's
why stress management
isn't something to reserve
only for difficult times, but
something to practice daily.
The November issue of Mayo
Clinic Health Letter offers
10 ways to manage stress
day by day:
Catching it early-Signs
and symptoms such as head-
ache, gut discomfort, tense
muscles and fidgety sleep
may be early indicators of
too much stress. When you
feel stress coming on, take a
breath and put your stress
management techniques
into practice.
Exercise-Even a short
walk can improve mood and
reduce feelings of stress.
Eating well- A healthy
diet gives you the energy to
handle daily stress. Skipping
meals and making poor food
choices can contribute to
fatigue greater susceptibility
to illness and a general feel-
ing of poor health.
Setting limits- Saying
'no to die tasks can help
make you more productive
and successful with the task
you choose to take on.
Find a friend- Whether
listening to you vent your
frustrations or offering words
of encouragement, friends
can provide needed social
support. If your friend can
make you laugh all the bet-
ter, since laughter has been
shown to reduce stress and
tension.
Pleasant distractions- A
good book or a movie can
help redirect your thoughts
from unproductive worry.
Relaxing- True relax-
ation involves a feeling of
peace of mind. You may
find a hobby or certain exer-
cise particularly relaxing.
Meditation, prayer or deep,
slow breathing are other
ways of feeling calm.
Positive thinking-
Throughout the day, stop
and evaluate the endless
stream of thoughts that
run through your mind.
If they're negative, try to
reframe those thoughts in a


positive way.
Getting help if needed-
If stress is affecting your
ability to work or find plea-
sure in life, seek help from
your doctor or mental health
provider. Getting outside
help isn't a sign of weak-
ness. It takes strength to
admit that you may need
help and getting help
shows good judgement.
Diet Important to Lower
Cholesterol Even when'
Taking Medication
If you're taking a drug to
lower cholesterol, you may,
wonder it you still need to
watch your diet. The answer
is yes. Low-density lipopro-
tein is the most important
type of cholesterol to treat.
It's also the most responsive
to treatment with choles-
terol-lowering drugs, such
as strain. However, many
people taking thee drugs
have not reached their tar-
get LDL cholesterol level.
Other strategies such as
diet changes that can be
safely combined with drug
therapy are usually recom-
mended.
The November issue of
Mayo Clinic Health Letter
offers these changes to help
lower cholesterol:
Maintain a diet with
a fat content between 10
percent and 20 percent.
Minimize saturat-
ed and trans fats and high
Cholestrol foods.
Consume adequate
soluble fiber. Good sourc-
es include oat bran, dried
beans, carrots, apples and
citrus fruit.
Set SMART Coals for
Weight Management
Set a goal to lose weight
20,30,40 pounds- and get
busy.
It seems straightfor-
ward, but goal setting for
weight loss isn't as simple
as it may sound. If you set
goals too high, you'll set
yourself up for disappoint-
ment. If you don't identify
goals, chances are nothing
much will happen.
The November issue of
Mayo Clinic Health Letter
outlines a goal-setting
approach that supports suc-


"Our Church can be your home"
first Chiurchi of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

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


cessful weight management..
It's called SMART- Specific,
Measurable, Attainable,'
Realistic and Trackable.
Specific- State exactly
what you want to achieve,
how you're going to do it
and the time frame in which
you want to achieve it. It's
helpful to plan a series of
small goals that. build on
each other instead of one big
all-encompassing goal. A
small goal might be to have
at least one serving of fruit
each day.
Measurable Be sure
you can tell whether you've
achieved a goal. If your goal
is to walk 30 minutes a day,
wear a watch while you walk
to track the time.
Attainable Ask yourself
whether the goal is reason-
able. Are you allowing suf-
ficient time and resources?
Start slowly and work your
way to larger goals. Better
to succeed at one small
change this week than try
too niuch, :f.i" quit...
Realistic Set goals
within your capabilities, and
consider your limitations. Is
it realistic to plan to exercise ,
two hours every day if you've
never exercised that much
before?
Trackable Look for
ways to record your prog-
ress, such as a food jour-
nal or exercise log. Tracking
your efforts helps keep you
motivated.
Finally, focus on mak-
ing performance goals
rather that outcome goals.
Performance goals such
as increasing your vegetable
intake or walking a specific
number of miles each week
help you, achieve a healthy
weight. Success is mea-
sured by your mastery of
each activity. Outcome goals
such as losing a specific
amount of weight each week
can lead to frustration and
disappointment.


HEALING SERVICE

Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center

Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM
www.mexicobeachcwc.com
For Info 648-5773


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citizens. Port St. Joe Police
Department's goal is to
ensure everyone using the
highway and roadway sys-
tem may do so safely and to
provide a
deterrent for those who
violate laws. Enforcement
is a tool to facilitate the
achievement of this safety.
Recognizing that alcohol
is consistently involved in
many crashes resulting in
a fatality mandates unwav-
ering attention. Reducing
death and injury associated
with impaired drivers is one
of the most important objec-
tives. The State of Florida,
Gulf County and the City of
Port St. Joe provide the road-
way as a benefit to the public
at large. Accordingly, these
agencies seek to safeguard
all drivers through the use of
a non-intrusive checkpoint to
detect and remove impaired
drivers from the road.
The use of the Roadside
Safety Checkpoint, public
education and enforcement
are combined to achieve and
enhance the reduction in
deaths and injuries caused
by impaired vehicle opera-
tors. These law enforcement
agencies are dedicated to
aggressive DUI law enforce-
mnent. Zero tolerance .of DUI
continues to be top prior-
ity in traffic law enforce-
ment. The Port St.
Joe Police Department will
be conducting DUI Sobriety
Checkpoints on Highway 98,
Highway 71 and Highway 22
throughout this year in effort
to maintain a safe driving
environment for all drivers.
A Designated Driver, Taxi or
Bus Can Keep You Out of
Jail During the Holidays -
How You Feel Doesn't Reflect
How Impaired You Might Be-
Think twice before driving
yourself home after drinking
at a holiday party, says Chief
James Hersey. The Port St.
Joe Police Department is on
a mission to catch impaired
and unbuckled drivers dur-
ing the holidays, and they
say you should choose a des-
ignated driver before your


The seller is including the gulf county
liguor license in this transaction. The
business is currently open and in opera-
tion by the seller. Mls# 109160 call
Brett Lowry at 227-5535


judgment is impaired by and many times, they were nated driver is not the least
alcohol. not buckled up, said Chief impaired person; they should
The You Drink & Drive. Hersey. When citizens go to not drink any alcoholic bev-
You Lose. DUI: Enforcement events where they know they erages at all. During the hol-
Wave is. still in effect state- plan to drink, they should idays, our officers will be out
wide until January 2nd, .plan ahead of time how they to ensure that impaired driv-
and the Port St. Joe Police will get home, Chief Hersey ers are caught and arrested,
Department is joining with said. "There are a lot of and that everyone is buckled
law enforcement across the parties and gatherings this up."
state to reduce the number time of year where alcohol is Chief Hersey added that
of holiday traffic fatalities, served," he said. "If you plan people should not try to
Last year, there were a num- to drink, you should make judge for themselves whether
ber of alcohol-related traffic plans for transportation after they are impaired. After you
fatalities in Florida over the the party, be it a designat- have been drinking, he said,
Christmas and New Year's ed driver, taxi, bus or some you are not able to determine
holiday period. These are other form of transportation. the effect that -alcohol has
all needless tragedies, which If you host a party, don't let had on your reaction time
happened because people guests drive after drinking, and motor skills. "When
chose to drive after drinking, And remember, the desig- You Drink & Drive. You

Port St. Joe Police Department News Report


On December 19, 2005
around 6:14 p.m. the Port St.
Joe Police Department arrest-
ed Mary Annette Ramsey age
57 of Port St. Joe for posses-
sion of controlled substance
with intent to distribute and


possession of paraphernalia.
Ramsey was taken to the
Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On December. 20, 2005
around 4:53 p.m. the Port
St. Joe Police Department


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na, large screen t.v. lawnmower, pressure
washer, etc....Just, bring, your clothes to,
move in. Home is set for the boat lover and,
outdoorsman. Plenty of room for any size
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arrested William Green age
49 of Tallahassee, Florida.
Green was in Port St. Joe
working with a construction
company. Green was arrest-
ed on a Leon County warrant
for violation of probation and
taken to the Gulf County Jail
where he was held without
bond awaiting extradition
back to Leon County.
,On December 22, 2005
around 4:57 p.m. the Port St.
Joe Police Department arrest-
ed Douglas A. Holdsworth
age 42 of Nova Scotia for
leaving the scene with prop-
erty damage more than
$50.00 dollars. Holdsworth
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.


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.


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Lose," he said. "You can lose
your freedom, health, money,
time and even the lives of
loved ones. By choosing to
drive impaired, you could be
choosing to spend the night

FWC Fisheries Managers
Anglers and others in
northwest Florida who are
interested in the future of
Florida's freshwater fisher-
ies can attend a meeting in
Tallahassee Jan. 7 and offer
their input.
The meeting, hosted by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC), will take place 6:30
- 9 p.m. at the Ramada Inn
on. North Monroe Street. It
is the fourth in a series of
freshwater fisheries summits
around the state to strength-
en Florida's reputation as
one of the best fishing desti-
nations in the United States.
The summits will bring
anglers and FWC biologists
together to help the agency
identify what fishermen are
concerned about and struc-
ture management plans that


in the hospital or in jail."
The Staff at the Port St.
Joe Police Department would
like to wish everyone a SAFE
AND HAPPY HOLIDAY.


Invite Anglers To Summit
will have a major effect on
the future of Florida's fresh-
water fisheries.
"In the past, the public
gave input and FWC staff
implemented a plan. In
this new process, organized
stakeholder groups partner
with the agency to develop
and implement plans jointly,"
said Dave McElveen, FWC
planning coordinator.
Following the Tallahassee
summit, the FWC will host
additional meetings in
Lakeland and Dania Beach.
The summits follow an online
survey the FWC conduct-
ed recently to gauge what
Florida's freshwater anglers
want and how they feel about
management of the state's
freshwater fish. Just over
1,500 people participated in
the online survey.


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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 stor-
age areas on lower level, 2 large screened-
in porches on upper level running length of
home; aluminum railings, emergency light-
ing installed, too many extras to list. MLS#
108774 Call Sonjia Raffield at 340-0900
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GULF VIEW CAPE SAN BLAS Like New
Condition. Single level home with 3 BR/2
BA, Gourmet Kitchen. Nice open floor plan
with fireplace, screened porch and open
decks. Deeded beach and bay access. 'X'
Flood Zone. MLS#109109. Only $525,000.


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


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


Simmons Bayou, 1953 CR-C30-3br/2ba Jubilation Subdivision. Fantastic
bay front home. Beautiful sunsets and gor- opportunity A beautiful gulf view in a
geous views of St. Joseph Bay. Automatic magnificent house Windolf Construction
storm shutters, W/D, kitchen appliances designed by Jhn Hopkins. X-Flood zone.
included. Mis#105235 $950,000 Call $1150,000. mls#109000 Contact
Ellen Allemore 647-8939 Patrick Jones for more information @
(850)814-5878.


Beach cottage has been renovated insid
and out, like brand new, located on th
Bay side of C-30, large 1/2 acre Ic
with great unobstructed view of the Bai
newly landscaped and ready to mov
in. mls#107051 $450,000 Call Sonjit
Raffield at 340-0900.


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BEACHES
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in San Bias Plantation with deeded access to Gulf of
Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Sonila 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 Sonjla Raffleld at 340-0900
* Cape San Bias, 251 Cord Grass Way This lot is convenient the pool' and beaches.
Mli.106386 $540,000 Call Joe McCollister 648-5683 ..
* Lot 3C, St. Charles Street, Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach Within walking distance
of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house. ML5#108169, $224,900 Brenda. Miller
227-5380
* Cape Son Bias, Park Polne-Nice lot located next to the St. Joseph Stale Park with deeded gulf
access. $375,000 Call Jay Rish 227-9600
* Cape San Blas,Park Point-This lot sits beside the pool and pool house with deeded gulf access.
The St. Joseph State Park sits directly behind this lot. $449,900 Call Jay Rish 227-9600
SSunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windmork Beach
Development. Amenities include pool, both house, landscaped entrance accented with brick pavers,


* Casuna Subdivision Lot 4, St. Charles Street, subdivision will include a pool & pool house.
$238,000. Call Richard Squires or Sonjia Raffleld at 227-9600.
' New subdivision In Bay Co. with deepwater access and community docks. mls#107052
$165,000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-5239
* Cape San Bias, Jubllatlon-Promier subdivision on Cape San Blos with beautiful lois available to
build your beach home, Pool, club house, HOA. Call today for more Information.
* 101 Lagoon Drive 2nd Tier homesite with beach access. $595,000 Call KIm Harrison
227-3745 MLS#106214.
C Chicksaw Lane;Indian Pass- Gulf Front lot in a veroyprivate community. $1,380,000 Call KIm
Harrilon 227-3745 MLS#105561. ..
"* heico Beach, 180 St. Christopher Street InltioriLoft $249,000 MLS#106206.
PORT ST. JOE
* Port St. Joe, Garrison Avenue Lot is .26 acres and is partially cleared. SELLER MOTIVATED.
mls#108304$119,000 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
* Port St.Joe,608 Marvin Avenue This lot is already cleared and ready to go. Mls#108302
$129,900 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
8325 C R 386, Overstreet Comner of Hwy 386 and Pleasant Rest Ceometary Rd, Great Location[


- 247 Quarterhorse Lane, Overstreet 2.73 acres with electric, wall on property, and septic
permitted. Partially cleared and landscaped. Peace and quiet. $125,000 MLS 108296 Call Elleon
Allemore 850-227-5146
* Overstreet, Mockingbird-Canal front lot 100'x800'. $269,900 Call Carol Bell 850-227.
4252
- Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'x170' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252
- This lot Is located In Garrison Plantation in Port St. Joe Florida. Garrison Plantation is a
fast growing area with currently five houses under construction. Seller will listen to oil offers. Call
Moses Medina 527-0441
*Port St. Joe,115 Stone Drive-Greao lot, affordable investment in Port St. Joe. mls#106528
$137,000 Call Candice Upchurch 850.227-6402
- Southgate Subdivision In beautiful Port St. Joe. Gated Community, Brick Pvers, underground
utilities. Close to schools, churches and downtown. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Overtreet 41 Acres in the quiet and peaceful area of Overstreet. MLS#109009 Call Brem
Lowry 227-5535
* Overstreet, East Bay 162 ocre +/. parcel that would be excellent for a development. Wetappo
Creek and East Boy Frontage. MLS#109103


OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* 6807 Hwy 71 White City Greal Investment Opportunityl 100' x 444' fronting Hwy 71. City
water there, sewer to be in place in approximately 1 year. Property aodocent to this is also on the
market. MLS# 108718. Contact Perky or Susie White 800-451.-2349 or 850-227-4046.
$235,000.00.
SThe property consists oft three lots thot m ke almost an acM of land and ho e already been
cleared. Seller is moleated and will listen tla oall offers. Call Moses Medina 527.0441
- The Landings at Wetappo, Overstreet-Locolod just off the intlrcoaslal waterway, Call for
more details. 850-648-5683
EASTPOINT
* 149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent to pool and
pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054 $175,000 Call Brenda Miller
227-5380
* Eastpoint, Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Nice single family lots available. HOA, under-
ground utilities, pool and club house, Call Patrick Jones 814-5878


NewOdan stlesteetl~htng, covenants ond testrictions, HOA. Laeosostartng q.!.2"0,900 S1 e f.MayPoeibiitiesl $650,000 MLS 107800 CO lE11ll.nA -ewre050-227-5146



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION
ARCHIE HERMAN BARBEE
FILE NO. 05-80-PR
Deceased.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of ARCHIE HERMAN
BARBEE, deceased, File
Number 05-80-PR is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney 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 han.
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three (3) months after
the date of the, first publica- "
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court t-
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 persons 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 80 FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is December
8, 2005.
Attorney for Personal
RepreserLtaDCe
Charles A Costin
Post Offie B.:< 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Glenda Dale Barbee
1901 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Publish December 8, 15, 22, &
29, 2005

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID #0506-09
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
ing: .
One (1) new emergency
generator for Gulf County
Road Dept., 318 S. 7th
Street, Wewahitchka, FL
Specifications may be
obtained from Lhe Office of the
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costnm, Sr Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Flonda 322456, (850) 229-6112.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to Road
Department Superintendent
Bobb Knee at (850) 639-
2238.
Please indicate on the enve-
lope that this is a SEALED BID,
the BID NUMBER, and what
the BID is for.
Bids will be received until


Friday, December 30, 2005 at
5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the Office
of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids will be opened at this same
location on Tuesday, January
3, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Publish December 22 & 29,
2005
Ad #2005-114

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID #0506-12
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
ing public water well system
work at the Honeyville Park and
Community Center:
1. Construct and per-
mit a public water well
system for a park restroom
facility and irrigation.
2. Construct and per-
mit a public water well
system for a community
center that will accommo-
date 300 persons.
A pre-bid conference will be
held at the site at 10:00 a.m.,
Central Time on January
5, 2006 at the Honeyville
Community Center and Park
located at Highway 71.
Questions should be direct-
ed to the Gulf County Road
Department at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID, the
BID, NUMBER, and what the
bid is for.
Bids must be submitted to the
Gulf County Clerk's Office at
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,


Blvd, Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456, by 5:00
p.m., E.T., on Friday, January
20, 2006.
Bids will be opened at this same
location on Monday, January
23, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
Publish: December 22 & 29,
2005
Ad #2005-118
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID #0506-11
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
ing:
One (1) new Tractor and
Bush Hog
Specifications may be obtained
from the Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Port S1. Joe, Florida
32456, (850) 229-6112. Any
questions regarding this bid.
should be directed to Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID
NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to the
Gulf County Clerk's Office at
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m.,
E.T., on Friday, December
30, 2005.
Bids will be opened at this same
location on Tuesday, January
3, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.ST.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
received.


BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
Publish: December 22 & 29,
2005
Ad #2005-116

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0506-10
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in purchasing
the following item:
(1) 25-Ton Phelan Lo-Boy
Trailer
The item may be viewed by con-
tacting the Gulf County Road
Department at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to the
Gulf County Clerk's Office at
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m.,
E.T., on Friday, December
30, 2005.
Bids will be opened at this loca-
tion on Tuesday, January 3,
2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
Publish: December 22 & 29,
2005
AD #2005-115
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID #0506-13
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will


receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
ing septic system work at the
Honeyville Park and Community
Center:
1. Construct and per-
mit a septic system for a
park restroom facility that
will have two sinks and
four flush toilets.
2. Construct and per-
mit a septic system for
a community center that
will accommodate 300 per-
sons.
A pre-bid conference will be
held at the site at 10:00 a.m.,
Central Time on January
5, 2006 at the Honeyville
Community Center and Park
located at Highway 71.
Questions should be direct-
ed to the Gulf County Road
Department at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID
NUMBER, and what the bid is
for.
Bids must be submitted to the
Gulf County Clerk's Office' at
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd, Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456, by 5:00
p.m., E.T., on Friday, January
20, 2006.
Bids will be opened at this same
location on Monday, January
23, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
Publsih December 22 & 29,
2005
Ad #2005-119

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN RE: ESTATE OF


MAX W. KILBOURN,
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 05000071PR
Deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of MAX W. KILBOURN,
deceased, whose date of
death was July 15, 2004, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, File Number
05000071PR, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil 0.
Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and all persons having claims
against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent, or unliquidated claims,
on whom a copy of this notice
is served 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 other persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent, or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE THAN
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S


DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this notice is December
15, 2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
GEORGE E. LEWIS II
203 North Gadsden Street,
No. 6
Tallahassee, Florida
32301-7633
(850) 222-7266
FL Bar No. 0099850

Personal Representative:
THOMAS LYNN KILBOURN
7853 J. B. Clark Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32305
Publish December 29 2005 &
January 5, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
will hold its regular monthly
meeting for January, 2006, on
Monday, January 9, 2006. at
5:00 p.m. E.S.T. in the Board
Room of Capital City Bank,
504 Monument Avenue, Port
St. Joe, Florida. All who wish
may attend and be heard.
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made with respect
to any matter considered at the
meeting, he or she will need
a record of the proceedings,
and, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record.
includes the testimony and evi-.
dence upon which the appeal
is based..
Publish December 29, 2005

PUBLIC NOTICE
Storage Units
UnitE 15 Stephanie Finch
Unit# 83 Mary Barbian
Unit# 50 Barbara Nunery
located at 1249 Hwy 22 Mini
Storage Wewahitchka, Florida
will be opened and contents
to be sold or removed oh
December 7, 2006
Publish December 29, &
January 5


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING
October 11, 2005
The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on October 11, 2005, at 11:00
a.m. EST, at Wewahitchka High
School The following Board
members were present: Chair-
man Charlotte Pierce, Vice-
Chairman Billy C. Quinn, Jr.;
George Cox, Danny Little and
Linda Wood. The, Superinten-
dent and Board Attorney were
also present.
I. CEREMONY HON-
ORING YEARS OF SERVICE
OF OSCAR D. REDD, SR.,
AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF
WEWAHITCHKA MIDDLE
SCHOOL WING DEDICATION
IN HIS HONOR:Chairman
Charlotte Pierce opened the
Board meeting recognizing the
many years of faithful service by
Mr. Oscar David Redd, Sr., who
served as School Board Mem-
her for District 1 from No0em.
ber 16, 1982,: until his death
on June 23, 2005. Chairman
Pierce also read a Resolution for.
adoption by the School Board
establishing a memorial for Mr.
Redd, naming the new wing at
Wewahitchka Middle School
the Oscar D. Redd, Sr., Middle
School Wing. Chairman Pierce
presented plaques to Mr. Redd's
children, Gloria Redd Wood and


David Redd, Jr., honoring their
father's most recent service as
School Board Chairman. They
each also received copies of the
Resolution as well as the most
recent School Board photo-
graph which will be displayed
in the Board Room of the Gulf
County School Board Adminis-
trative Offices.On motion by Mr.
Cox and seconded by Mr. Little,
the Board voted unanimously to
adopt the Resolution honoring
the years of service of Mr. Oscar
D. Redd., Sr.
H. HEAR FROM PUB-
LIC: None
I. ADOPTION OF
AGENDA: On motion by Mrs.
Wood and seconded by Mr.
Quinn, the Board voted unani-
mously to adopt the agenda,
amended to include the addition
of pages 150z7 and 150z8, and
removal of pages 105v-105z5.
IV. CONSENT ITEMS:
On moti.nr, tb, Mr Quinn and
seconded t, Mr Cox, the Board
,sted raraunmausl, to take ac-
tion on the following Consent
Items as noted:
Approved September 30,
2005; Minutes.
PERSONNEL MATTERS:
Retirements:Approved retire-
ment letter from Ann Six from
her teaching position at Port St.
Joe Elementary School, effec-
tive May 26, 2006.


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Resignations:Approved re-
vised letter of resignation from-
Yelena Meadows, reflecting
September 19, 2005, as her last
day of employment.
Administrative Salary Rat-
ings:Approved revised Admin-
istrative Salary Ratings sched-
ule.
Instructional: Approved
Lana Harrison's first date of
employment at Wewahitchka
High School to be October 7,
2005.
Non-Instructional: Ap-
proved Mary Ann Peak to be
changed from Aide III status
to Secretary III status, effective
August 1, 2005.
Supplemental Pay Posi-
tions: Approved Justin Smith
as Head Baseball Coach at
Wewahitchka High School for
the school year 2005-2006. Mr.
Smith will not coach baseball at
Wewahitchka Middle School, as
previously recommended and
approved.
Substitutes:Approved Jes-
sica Flourney as substitute
teacher.Approved Connie Jen-
sen as substitute teacher.Ap-
proved Michael Padgett as sub-
stitute worker for School Food
Service.
V. BID MATTERS:
On motion by Mr. Little and
seconded by Mrs. Wood, the
Board voted unanimously to


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approve the following Bid Mat-
ter:Approved bid from Cook-
Whitehead Ford for four 2006
Ford Freestar Vans for a total of
$60,232.00 ($15,058.00 each).]
VI. REQUEST FOR
PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE
POLICY CHANGES: On mo-
tion by Mr. Cox and seconded
by Mrs. Wood, the Board voted
unanimously to approve the re-
quest to advertise the following
policy changes:2.23, 2.80, 3.60,
3.90, 4.10, 4.13, 4.22, 4.70,
5.32, 5.63, 5.70, 6.17, 6.30,
6.33, 6.502, 6.543, 6.545, 6.61,
6.62, 6.80, 6.914, 7.10, 7.52,
7.75, 8.13, 8,502, 8.51, 8.512.
VII. EMPLOYMENT
PROCEDURES: On motion by
Mrs. Wood and seconded by Mr.
Little, the Board voted unani-
mously to approve updated
employment procedures and
forms, as submitted.
VIII SUPERINTEN-
DENT'S REPORT:On motion by
Mrs. Wood and seconded by Mr.
Little, the Board voted unani-
mously to approve the 2005-
2010 Strategic Plan.On motion
by Mr. Quinn and seconded
by Mr. Cox, the Board voted
unanimously to take noted ac-
tion on the following items:-
Approved the Superintendent's
recommendation for a part-time
temporary position at Port St.
Joe High School to assist with


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FCAT preparation. The time
frame for this position will be
now through the March testing
session.- Approved request
from Franklin County parent
that her son be allowed to at-
tend school in Gulf County.
This request was approved by
the Franklin County School
Board on October 7, 2005.-
Approved request from the Port
St. Joe High School NJROTC
to travel out of state to Albany,
Georgia, for a field trip on Octo-
ber 19, 2005.
IX. BOARD MEM-
BER CONCERNS: Chairman
Pierce re-stated the times of
the November 8, walk-through,
workshop and meeting as fol-
lows:3:00 AM, EST: The Board
will conduct a Walk-through of
the Highland View Elementary
facility.4:30 AM, EST: Work-
shop 6:00 AM, EST: Board
Meeting
X. ADJOURNMENT:
On motion by Mr. Quinn and
seconded by Mr. Cox, the Board
voted unanimously to adjourn
the meeting.
XI. DISCUSSION
ITEMS:

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The Gulf County School
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on November 8, 2005, at 6:00
p.m.. EST, at their Administra-
tive Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following Board members were
present: Chairman Charlotte
Pierce, Vice-Chairman Billy C.
Quinn, Jr., George Cox, Danny
Little and Linda Wood. The Su-
perintendent and Board Attor-
ney were also present.
I. HEAR FROM PUB-
LIC: None
II. ADOPTION OF
AGENDA: On motion by Mr.
Cox and seconded by Mrs.
Wood, the Board voted unani-
mously to adopt the agenda,
amended to include the addi-
tion of page 27a, replacement of
pages 25, 41e and 41f, and the
removal of pages 11, 12 and 46-
49.
III. CONSENT ITEMS:
On motion by Mr. Quinn and
seconded by Mr. Little, the
Board voted unanimously to
take action on the following
Consent Items as noted:
Approved October 11, 2005,
Minutes.
Approved Budget Matters /
Payment of Bills, as submitted.
PERSONNEL MATTERS:
Instructional:
Approved maternity leave
request from Joni White, teach-
er at Port St. Joe High School,
beginning November 28, 2005,
through January 3, 2006.


Non-Instructional:
Approved recommendation
from Principal Lori Price to pay
Marilyn Causey according to
the regular Food Service Work-
er/Cashier salary schedule with
seventeen (17) years experience,
retroactive to August 1, 2005.
Supplemental Pay Posi-
tions:
Approved recommendation
from Deborah Crosby for both
district speech therapists, Dona
Carbone and Tasha Downum,
to receive the supplement as
specified in the Teachers' Con-
tract for 2005-2006 under Ap-
pendix B on page 42.
Approved recommendation
from Don Rich for Buck Watford
to receive a lunch supplement.
Mr. Watford teaches at Gulf
Academy and has supervision
duties during his lunch period.
Approved recommendation
from Principal Juanise Griffin
for each of the following employ-
ees to receive the lunch duty
supplement, effective November
9, 2005: Becky Lacour, Cindy
Belin and Martin Adkison.
Approved recommendation
from Principal Duane McFar-
land to discontinue Pat Lowrey's
supplement (1/2) for National
Honor Society sponsor, 'effective
October 7, 2005. Mrs. Lowrey
transferred to Port St. Joe Mid-
dle School. Kerri Barlow will
receive the full supplement, mi-
nus the prorated portion Mrs.
Lowrey will receive.
Approved recommendation
from Principal Pam Lister for
the following supplementary
pay positions at Wewahitchka
Middle School: Odyssey of the
Mind Misty Wood, Data En-
try Nicki Holley, Cheerleading
Coach Karen Turner.
Approved recommendation
from Principal Duane McFar-
land to hire Jermaine Larry for
the position of assistant bas-
ketball coach (extra-curricular
aide) for season 2005-2006,
pending successful completion
of all pre-employment screen-
ings.
Approved recommendation
from Principal Larry White to
hire Daniel Miller for the posi-
tion of assistant football coach
(extra-curricular aide) for the
2005-2006 season, prorated
with a start date of September
19, 2005. Mr. Miller is filling
the coaching position previous-
ly held by Dustin Rennspies.
Substitutes:
Approved the following
substitute teachers: John T.
Odom, Larry Q. Waites, Trea-
sure S. Waites.
Approved the following cus-
todial substitutes: Treasure
Waites and Larry Waites.
Approved the following
school food service substitutes:


Treasure Waites and Larry
Waites.
Approved Principal Lariy
White 3s a bcensed bus drier
:cr Gull DOstrct Schools
Appr.. ed (Carl Porter as a
Subarrui. bu. Oraer.
Volunteers:
Appr.:.ed Carla MaN as a
, oluJ-teer p.:-.nor ufr the Port
St. High School Odyssey of the
Mind Team for the school year
2005-2006. The supplement
budgeted for this position will
be designated for Port St. Joe
High School's OM expenses.
Student Matters:
Approved recommenda-
tion from Don Rich to allow a
16 year old student currently
enrolled at the Wewahitcflka
Adult School to take the GED
test in Bay County.
Approved parental request
for two students, ages 9 and
i Curr.t enrrolled at Faith
Chn- a-r Sch,.-,cl to attend
:.:r..:.,l a %ke i ahlihka Elemen-
.u- Ich. .:.j
.'or.:. ed reco.meiendaaon
Ir.:.m C .:.nr Rach t.o sllo.' a fifteen
%\:ar .l s iru,-er, fTro.m the Low-
s rinra are- J-, eernuatirng ctr-
c.u.,'ar,,:nce to:, attend the Gulf
Cour..-r, 5ut School
Surplus Property:
Appro* ed recommendation
from Laune Leonard to delete
the following temrn fom property)
records:
#91000114, Tally T604S,
Printer.
IV. BID MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Cox and second.-
ed by Mr. Little ine Board vot.
ed unanimously tl. anard the
truck b;d ',:.r tLhe maintenance
deparierent t.., .jack Caroso's
Reger... toige T1he bid is for
two D.:.,'- pick-up truckS at a
cost of01 i. I 65' 0 each
On motion bt Mrs Wood
and seconded by Mr. Quinn,'
the Board voted unanimously
to table the following bid mat-
ters until the November 22,
2005, meeting: Locker Bid from
Wewahitchka High School, and
Light Bid for the Port St. Joe
High School Baseball Field.
V. OUT OF STATE
TRAVEL REQUESTS: On mo-
tion by Mrs. Wood and second-
ed by Mr. Cox, the Board voted
unanimously to approve the fol-
lowing requests for out-of-state
travel:
Approved request from Prin-
cipal Lori Price for Wewahitchka
Elementary School's 4th grade
students to attend an environ-
mental retreat at Driftwood
Education Center at St. Simons
Island, Georgia.
Approved request from
Anita Askew for Wewahitchka
Middle School's 7th grade stu-
dents to accompany Roulhac
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 23, 2005
'REGULAR MEETING
continued
APPRECIATION PLAQUE
Chairman McLemore pre-
sented a plaque to Commis-
sioner Barnes for dedication
and support to the Port St.
Joe Baseball and Athletic Pro-
gram District 3 Championship
Regional 1 Class 2A Finals
for 2005 from the Port St. Joe
Sharks.
Chairman McLemore also
presented a plaque to the Board
from .the Florida High School
Athletic Association for recog-
nition and participation in the
Class 2A 2005 F.H.S.A.A. Base-
ball Finals State Championship
Tournament.
PRIDGEON LANE
Road Department Super-
intendent Knee inquired about
the approval of paving on Prid-
geon Lane and if they needed to
go out for bids. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to accept
sealed bids. Commissioner Pe-
ters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
RED FISH STREET
Raymond Wood, 586 Red
Fish Street appeared before the
Board and inquired about the
weight limit on Red Fish. Com-
missioner Williams stated he
would check with the Sheriff's
Department as what was en-
forceable with D.O.T.
SPECIAL MEETING
Raymond Wood, of High-
land View inquired about the
procedure of calling a special
meeting. He stated that he had
called Commissioner Peters
about calling': a special meet-
ing and he was told by Com-
missioner Peters that he would
not call a special meeting for
a person. Commissioner Pe-
ters motioned to give Raymond
Wood an additional 3 minutes
to speak and Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion.
Commissioner.: Traylor stated
:riat -AO Commnasiloners ,::.Jld
not get together and call a ipe.
cial meeting He stated i-.ai the
Chairman or Vice Chairmcan are
theorin ores allokiAeo 1cad] C
special meeting County Anor-


Middle School on their annual
Washington, D.C. trip in April
2006.
SV]. PUBLIC HEAR-
ING ON ADVERTISED POLI-
CY CHANGES: O n'motion by
Mr. Cox and seconded by Mrs.
Wood, 'the Board voted unani-
mously to approved the follow-
iri p-,l'.:. changes as adver-
tised
2.23, 2.80, 3.60,3.90,4.10,
4.13, '4.22, 4.70, 5.32, 5.63,
5.70, 6.17, 6.30; 6.33, 6.502,
6.543, 6.545, 6.61, 6.62, 6.80,
6.914, .7.10, 7.52, 7.75, 8.13,
8,502, 8.51, 8.512.
VIII. DISTRICT FA-
CILITIES 5-YEAR WORK
PROGRAM: On motion by Mr.
Quinn. and seconded by Mr.
Little, the Board voted unani-
mously to approve the District
Facilities S-,YearWork-Program.


hey McFarland discussed.
COUNTY WIDE VOTING
David Langston, 104 Lib-
erty Street Port St. Joe, ap-
peared before the Board and
inquired about the elimina-
tion of single member districts.
Chairman McLemore discussed
that 68% of the public wants
to go to County Wide Voting.
David Langston inquired about
other ways possible instead of
eliminating single member dis-
tricts. Commissioner Traylor
discussed and Commissioner
Williams discussed. Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to give
David Langston an additional
3 minutes to speak and Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion. Commissioner
McLemore discussed. County
Attorney McFarland discussed
that there was only two ways
to undo the consent decree and
that was for Commissioner Pe-
ters to voluntarily agree to ter-
minate the consent decree and
the other way would be to go to
Court and have the Judge ter-
minate the consent decree.
HIGHLAND VIEW SIGNS
Dennis Scully, 425 Red
Fish Street of Highland View
appeared before the Board and
thanked Commissioner Wil-
liams and the Board for their
assistance.
Dennis Scully also inquired
about the Highland View signs
and Commissioner Williams
stated that the area has been
annexed and he can not find a
place to place the signs. Com-
missioner Williams stated that
if the City gives permission the
signs can be put back. County
Attorney McFarland stated that
if the City of Port St. Joe grants
permission the signs can be re-
placed..
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Chairman McLemore, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 7:28
p.m., E.D.T.
,CARMEN MCLEMORE'
CHAIRMAft
ATTE ST
REBECCA L NORPJS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA


IX INTERAGENCY
AGREEMENT (House Bill 723):
On motion by Mrs. Wood and
seconded by Mr. Cox, the Board
voted unanimously to approve
the Interagency Agreement
between Gulf County School
Board, the Big Bend Communi-
ty Based Care (BBCBC) and the
Florida Department of Children.
and Family Services, District 2.
.X. JOB DESCRIP-
TIONS: On motion by Mr. Cox
and seconded by Mrs. Wood,
the Board voted unanimously to
approve the revised job descrip-
tion for the Director of Instruc-
tion position.
XI. SCHOOL ADVI-
SORY COUNCIL MEMBER-
SHIP: On motion by Mr. Quinn
and seconded by Mr. Little, the
Board voted unanimously to ap-
prove 2005-06 School Advisory


AUGUST 23, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk. Kari Summers, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building Offi-
cial Brad Bailey, Humane Re-
source Director Denise Manuel
and Sheriff's Office Major Joe
Nugent.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 5:03 p.m.,
E.D.T.
PORT AUTHORITY
Allen Cox, Chairman of the
Port Authority appeared before
the Board to discuss the stra-
tegic direction of the Port. Cox
discussed that the Port Author-
ity needed help from the Board
to accomplish the mission ac-
cording to the statute to bring
a port back to Port St. Joe. Cox
discussed moving away from
the bulkhead site that the Port
has purchased. He discussed
moving the Port operations up
by the Highland, View bridge.
Cox discussed that the Port had
purchased 22 acres across from
Arizona Chemical. Cox also
stated that this would allow the
Port Authority to consolidate
this site with additional prop-
erty for a total of 160 acres of
property. Cox stated that the
relevant points would be that
(1) only feasible site for ship
access, (2) not sustainable Port
operation at the 3 acre site on
the bulkhead, (3) the process of
Eminent Domain is not in the
best interest of the community,
Port or the County. Cox stated
that St. Joe Company is working
,Wih the P.:.., and ;t ;i ,er, clo,=e
to hra.in a c-ont: ract:[ r, pl-:e t.:.,
allk. Enhe Port to pro.'Cr-d to pur
chaue the pr,:.perr C'o\ tated
Lhat the agreed upon pnce for
parcel A Iba, font) ,s 23 5 rmd.


Council membership lists from
Port St. Joe Middle School and
Port St. Joe High School.
XII AUDITOR'S RE-
PORT REGARDING: SCHOOL
ACTIVITY FUNDS/FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS:
On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mr. Cox, the
Board voted unanimously to ac-
knowledge receipt of the Audi-
tor's Report Regarding Activity
Funds / Financial Statements.
XIII HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATE FEEDBACK RE-
PORT, 2004:
Mrs. Wooten addressed
the Board regarding the High
School Graduate Feedback Re-'
port, 2004.
XIV. SUPERINTEN-
DENT'S REPORT: Mr. Wilder
expressed special appreciation
to Mrs. Wooten for her efforts in


lion dollars and parcel B is 4.5
million dollars. Warren Yeager
member of the Port Authority
discussed that it must be joint
venture to develop this Port.
Commissioner Traylor inquired
about money sources and Cox
stated that within a two year
period (which is the length of
the option agreement) through
a combination of State, Federal
and local resources the funding
can be obtained for the land.
David Langston, member of the
Port Authority discussed that
moving forward now is positive.
He discussed that this has to be
a team effort for this to happen
and it must have the support
from the Board for it to work.
After further discussion by the
Port Authority members Com-
missioner Williams discussed
that the Board needs to sup-
port the Port Authority. Com-
missioner McLemore discussed,
and Allen Cox stated that there
has been a lack of communica-
tion in the past. Commissioner
Williams discussed strategic
impact. David Langston dis-
cussed that it would bring
employment to this County
and they needed the support
of the Board. Commissioner
McLemore discussed cutting
the Board Budget and some of
the Port Authority Board Mem-
bers are wanting the Budget to
be cut an additional 1.3 million
dollars from the Budget. He
inquired how the Board could
fund the Port Authority and
keep cutting the Budget. David
Langston suggested prioritizing
what is most important for the
people of this County. Johanna
White, member of the Port Au-
thority discussed that the end
result will be that jobs are cre-
ated and people will be build-
ing homes and putting it back
into the community. Commis-
sioner McLemore left the meet-
ing at 5:30 p.m. Comfiissioner
Barnes discussed that this is
the best he has heard from the
P.-rt Auth.: rit,- Ch ,Iirr.n, P-ter-r
irquoire- :t .-ur Lr,. pr.:.',: cr n ol"
Par:el .. P ,:,'el B Au:I C,:.
s iied I.Ih=- .:.old I sk I,:.ng
aa til e .:a.j due t... :orie vi" he
permis b.Ar as short as three


assimilating the necessary in-
formation for the KEEPING UP
2005-2006 Parent Guide which
is being sent home to every par-
ent this week. Mrs. Wooten
thanked the St. Joe Company
for sponsoring the printing of
the guides.
XV. BOARD MEMBER
CONCERNS: On recommen-
datioh by Mr. Quinn and sec-
onded by Mr. Cox, the Board
voted unanimously to approve
travel and registration' expenses
for the FSDA 60th Annual Joint
Conference in Tampa November
28 December 2, 2005.
XVI. ADJOURNMENT:
On motion by Mr. Quinn and
seconded by Mr. Little, the
Board voted unanimously to
adjourn.


Itfi Coeneoty.Boeugnntyeoms ioaneli-a


years if we receive the priority
from the State. He stated that
they expected to acquire the
land within 12 months, infra-
structure within 18 months,
beyond construction to have fa-
cilities in place within 3 years.
Cox, stated that employment
jobs could range from 50 to 150
depending on the cargos. Com-
missioner Williams discussed
the distribution channels of
Highway 71 north to the City
of Wewahitchka. Warren Yeager
discussed that this is a one time
opportunity and that we will
have to have the help from the
State of Florida and the Federal
Government.
There being no further
business the meeting did then
adjourn at 5:38 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 26, 2005
EMERGENCY MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session
with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Nathan Peters, Jr., Bill Williams
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Ad-
ministrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Assistant Building
Official Lee Collinsworth, Emer-
gency Manageinent/911 Coor-
dinator Marshall Nelson, E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffin, Hu-
mane Resource Director Denise
Manuel, Maintenance Super-
intendent Steve Mork, Plan-
ner David Richardson, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road Department Superinten-
dent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste,
Director Joe Danford, T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett, Sheriff
Dalton Upchurch and Sheriffs
Office Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 12:.18
p.m., E.D.T.
HURRICANE KATRINA
Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
reported that Hurricane Katrina
is currently 250 miles S.S.E. of
Key West, traveling N.W. at 15
m.p.h. with 150 m.p.h. sus-
tained winds. He reported that it
is a strong category, four storm,
and is anticipated to make
landfall on Sunday afternoon
(around 5:00 p.m.) in the Pen-
sacola area. He reported that
based on the current forecast
track, Gulf County will begin
receiving tropical storm winds
around 12:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Upon his request, Commission-
er Barnes motioned to Declare
a Local State of Emergency for
Gulf County. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Emergency Management Di-
rector Wells discussed issuing
some evacuation advisories
and orders. Sheriff Upchurch
discussed a voluntary evacu-
'ation starting at 2:00 p.m. to-
day for low-lying areas, and a
mandatory evacuation starting
at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday (July
9th) from the Stumphole to the
State Park and the Indian Pass
area to the County line. Sheriff
Upchurch discussed issuing a
curfew for the damaged areas.
He stated that when the winds
reach 60 m.p.h. all emergency
personnel will be taken off, the


roads. After discussion by the
Board, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to issue a voluntary
evacuation order effective im-
mediately, and a mandatory
order beginning at 6:00 a.m.
on Saturday for non-residents,
and residents of Cape San Blas
and Indian Pass. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Williams in-
quired about the next advisory.
After further discussion, Chair-
man Peters called an emergency
meeting for 9:00 a.m., E.T. on
July 9th. Commissioner Barnes
inquired about people coming
back into the County for work
purposes. After further dis-
cussion by the Board, Sheriff
Upchurch stated that people
entering back into the County
for work must show employee
I.D. cards. Road Department
Superintendent Knee inquired
about the Road 'Department
and Public Works employees
being placed on stand-by. Pub-
lic Works Director Shearer in-
quired about cleaning up the
debris and cleaning the ditch at
Americus Avenue. Doug Kent,
Health Department Administra-
tor, discussed that the Health
Department will be closing at
2:00 p.m. on Saturday and will
be closed on Monday. He stated
that the Health Department will
re-open on Tuesday. E.M.S. Di-
rector McGuffin reported that
he has crews on stand-by at
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
St. Joe Fire Department and
Port St. Joe. Chairman Peters
inquired about shelters avail-
able. Commissioner McLemore
inquired about using buses
from the School Board for
evacuation. Administrator Staff
Assistant Stephens reported
that they have buses available


PUBLICNOTICE




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MEETING ON MONDAY, JANU-

ARY 9, 2006 AT 6:00 RM. ES.T.,

AT THE BEACHES VOLUNTEER

FIRE DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO YOUR

AREA.




PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEET-

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ERY QUARTER.




Thank you,


Commissioner Bill Williams

Publish: December 29, 2005. and January 5,.2006 ., .Ad #2005-111


PUBLIC NOTICE




,Five Points Landfill and Wetapoo Landfill will be closed on

the following dates for the holidays:


;F- ..A -1 A ', --. hV-, 10. ..- I- h-l-


if needed. EugeneRaffield;from, ,
Raffield Fisheries, appeared be-
fore the Board and stated that
he will have 150 tons of ice that
will be available for the public
for "after storm" emergency use
only. He also requested that the,
Board check into price-gouging
in the County.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments:
Dist. 1
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe Di-
xie Youth Baseball $250.00
(14 and under) State Tour-
nament
Dist. 2
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe Di-
xie Youth Baseball $250.00
(14 and under) State Tour-
nament
Dist. 3
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe Di-
xie Youth Baseball $250.00
(14 and under) State Tour-
nament
Dist. 4
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe Di-
xie Youth Baseball $250.00
(14 and under) State Tour-
nament
'Dist. 5
Wewahitchka & Port St. Joe Di-
xie Youth Baseball $250.00
(14 and under) State Tour-
nament
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments:
Dist. 1
Wewahitchka Warrior Cheer-
leaders Donation $150.00
Dist. 2


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,: IEndi i.
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ness, and upon motion by Corn-
missioner McLemore, the meet-
ing did then adjourn atl2:38
*p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 26, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of'
County Commissioners met
this date in special session
with the following members
present: Chairnian Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commission-
ers Nathan Peters, Jr., Billy E.
Traylor, Bill Williams and Jerry
W. Barnes..
Others'present were: Coun-*
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Ad-
ministrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Assistant Building,
Official Lee Collinsworth, Emer-
gency Management/911 Coor-
dinator Marshall Nelson, E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffin, Hu-
mane Resource Director Denise
Manuel, Maintenance Super-
intendent Steve Mork, Plan-
ner David Richardson, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road Department Superinten-
dent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, T.D.C.
Director Paula' Pickett, Sheriff,
Dalton Upchurch and Sheriff's-
Office Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman McLemore called.
the meeting to order at 12:01,
p.m., E.D.T..
Wal be continued...


Gulf County School




Board Minutes Continued


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Requisition No: 64086343
Closing Date: 12/30/2005
Location: Gulf County:
Salary: $8.43 per hour
Contact Person:
Lesia Hathaway
Gulf County Health Dept.
2475 Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
Phone:
(850)227-1276 x149
Announcement Type:
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An Equal Opportunity
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Employer.
Special Notes:
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POSITION.
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THREE POSITIONS
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This Agency is accepting
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Apply at:
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For assistance, contact:
People First at
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employment benefits
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job security; a state
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health insurance plan,
life insurance plan, an-
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;contact Sharon
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CUSTODIAL
POSITION
AVAILABLE


The Gulf County Health
Department has one (1)
opening for a part-time
Custodian. Twenty hours
per week @ $8.00 per
hour. Fingerprinting and
Emergency Duties Re-
quired. OPS Position, no
benefits assigned. For
more information, contact
Lesia Hathaway at (850)
227-1276, ext. 149. t
Refer to Requisition
Number 649230908.
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Emergency Duties Re-
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benefits assigned. For
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BUS DRIVER
TRAINING
The Gulf County School
Board has immediate
openings for substitute
bus drivers. Training will
consist of 40 total hours In-
cluding 20 hours in the
classroom and 20 hours
on a bus. Training is free if
an applicant drives a bus
for the Gulf County School
Board. All other applicants
for bus driver training must
pay a $52 fee. All appli-
cants must be finger print-
ed, take a bus driver phys-
ical, and be drug tested,
before being approved by
the School Board. as a
driver. -All licensed drivers
for the Gulf County School
Board are eligible for any
full time positions that
come available. If interest-
ed or want more informa-
tion, call Carolyn at the
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SUBSTITUTE
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The Gulf County School
Board has immediate
openings for substitute
custodians in the Port St.
Joe area and in the
Wewahitchka area. All sub-
stitute custodians are im-
mediately eligible for any
full time custodial posi-
tions that may come open.
All applicants must be
drug tested, take a physi-
cal, and be finger printed.
If interested or want more
information, call Don Rich
or Carolyn Peak at the Gulf
County Adult School at
227-1744
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dates will also be given
consideration. This posi-
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two shifts a week. Week-
ends and holidays are re-
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date will have previous
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EFFICIENCY APT. $290
mo.+ $290 sec. dep. No
pets. 639-5721.



2 2 BR Long Term rentals,
available in Mexico Beach.
Call Hambrick Realty
648-1102 for details.



2 BR, 2 1/2 BA, Duplex for
rent LONG TERM, 6
months to year lease. Gulf
front, fully furnished except
utilities. Pets allowed, with
size/breed restriciton.
$1,200 per month, $1,200
damage deposit. Please
Call 850-229-6100,
Bluewater Realty.
3 BR 2 BA Double wide
Mobile Home in Mexico
Beach area, full 'wrap
around porch, 3 vehicle
parking space, & all major
appliances, $850mo+1mo
dep, lease req. 647-5722
3 BR,- 2 BA Hiland View,
$900/mo., $900/dep. Con-
tact Tammy. Sasser@
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty 648-1010.
3 BR, 2 BA house at 8918
hwy 386 Wetappo 10 miles
from Mexico Bch and .
Washer/dryer, frig, front
porch & Irg. screened
back porch, rear carport
w/ storage shed, Irg
200x400 lot, new ac/heat
pump, culligan treated well
water, &' garbage pickup
incl'd. Small pet accepta-
ble w/ pet deposit. 1st, last
+ $500 dep. $750/mo. De-
posit and last month rent
may be spread over a peri-
od of 6 months. Lease re-
quired length negotiable
call 941-302-3010
4 BR 2BA, over street,
$1200mo, -1st & last me
rent dep, 850-227-8008 1
4 BR, 2 BA GULF AIRE
Port St. Joe Bch. call
229-881-2700
CARABELLE 3br/1ba new
remodel, big yrd, no pets,
$750mo. 404-307-8912
GOLF COURSE TH
AVAIL. NOWI ,fully furnd,
2br, .1.5ba, idyllic location
on stream. Beautiful View.
$850mo. 850-227-8719
HOUSE FOR RENT in St.
Joe Beach, 3BR, 2BA,
large yard, $1000mo. Call
Gene at 850-830-9342
MEXICO BEACH. No
smoking/pets, 3br, 2ba fur-
nished mobile home with
deck, dishwasher, fridge,
washer &' dryer inci'd.
CH/A. $900. mo + util's.
Call 803-604-0289
RENT. 8876 Hwy 98, Bea-
con Hill, 2br, 2 ba, down-
stairs apt, recently renov.,
no smoking/pets $850mo.
Incl's util's. Call Roy
227-1133 or Rex 227-1753


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220, REID AVE. 650sf.
commercial space, down-
town Port St. Joe.
$905.25/mo, utilities split
with neighboring tenant.
$850 security deposit with
.1 year lease. Contact Kim
at. 850-227-4960 or
jlabiak@ameritech,net


780
OFFICE FOR RENT-
Large area with separate
office, bathroom and kitch-
en. All utilities included.
Located at 515 4th st. $525
mo, First/ last/ security de-
posit required. Call
227-9292 or 227-6120.

TWO PRIVATE OFFICES
with shared reception and
kitchen. Beautiful view
overlooking St. Joe Bay at
Simmons Bayou. $350/mo
per office. Utilities included.
First, last: month plus $150
security deposit required.
850-229-7799, M-F, 8-Spm

UPSTAIRS OFFICE
SPACE, 103 N 30th St.,
Mexico Beach, 1250sf, Im-
mediate Occupancy,
'$1200 mo., electric includ-
ed. 850-648-5242


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and warehouse storage for
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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-
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229-8014. Home (850)
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2176 HWY 98. 4 Lots,
great possibilities for
multi-family. 183ft. Unob-
structed Bay View. City
water & sewer. Currently a
convenience store with
Dell. $1,700,000. Joan
Lovelace, 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty or 800-239-4959


INVESTMENT Opportunity
1.6 acres corner lot. Hwy
71 North, Wewa. Block
building, commercial. $80k
Call 850-258-5022
Owner/Realtor

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 BA Port St.Joe.
Cor lot w/bay view. $235K
850-762-3252 by owner

2 BR 1.5 BA, brick house
on 5 to 11 acres in Clarks-
villae, pool, asking $275K,
call Deborah, 850-674-
7508/850-674-9110 work

ILLNESS FORCES SALE.
Large 3/2 brick home.
Ready to move in. Home
features: 2 car gar., newly
remodeled kitchen & bath-
rooms. Bay windows, nice-
ly landscaped lawn. Ap-
praised value $339k., Will
sell for $299,500. 227-7720

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)239-49B9.

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, Beach
side of 98, 2br/2ba, pool,
garage. Priced Reduced.
Was $549,900, Now
$499,900. Priced below
comparable sales. Joan
Lovelace, (850) 527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 850-648-5767.

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.

PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar-
bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa-
clous rooms Irg yard near
schools, town. Fireplace in
family room, screened
porch. $385,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (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,
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner
lot across from dedicated
beach. Florida room w/ un-
obstructed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959


ST. JOE BEACH. Pineda
St. $225,000. 2br/1ba Mo-
bile home on 75x150 lot,
2nd block from dedicated
beach. Joan Lovelace
(850)527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959



MEXICO BEACH- water-
front, 2br/1.S5ba, canalfront
townhome, blue water unit
108C, Miramar Dr. 1 blk to
gulf, deeded boat slip
incl'd. Furn'd. Immaculate.
$585k Call (315) 525-4306.



2 LARGE LOTS for sale
by Owner at St. Joseph
Shores within the beautiful
Windmark beach area. If
interested call
850-647-5351
BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOME on this Bay View
lot. Breathtaking views of
St Joe Bay from this 113' x
304' lot on Constitution
Drive. Call 850 229-6100
Bluewater Realty of Gulf
County
COMMERCIAL LOT with
great visibility on the cor-
ner of 4th Street and Mon-
ument in downtown Port St.
Joe. Call 850 229-6100
Bluewater' Realty of Gulf
County 1
COUNTRY SETTING Lot
but minutes from beaches
and bay. Creekview Es-
tates Lot 11. Oversteet
$74,500.00 Bluewater Re-
alty 850-229-6100
DESIRABLE Building Lot
in Established Family
Neighborhood. 141 Barba-
ra Drive, Port St Joe
Bluewater Realty. 850-
229-6100
LOOKING FOR GULF &
BAY access to build your
home? We have just the
lot in Paradise Gulf Para-
dise Bay Subdivision.
MOTIVATED SELLER
850-229-6100 Bluewater
Realty of Gulf County
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, 470
Pineda Street, 75x150, 3rd
block from beach, $199K.
(956) 943-1514 By Owner.


2 BR, 1 BA
Located in St. Joe Beach.
No pets, references re-
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