Section A: Main
 Section B: Second Section

The star
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028419/00884
 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 19, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358020
oclc - 33602057
notis - ABZ6320
lccn - sn 95047323
System ID: UF00028419:00884

Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
        page A 4
        page A 5
        page A 6
        page A 7
        page A 8
        page A 9
        page A 10
        page A 11
        page A 12
        page A 13
        page A 14
    Section B: Second Section
        page B 1
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
        page B 6
        page B 7
        page B 8
        page B 9
        page B 10
        page B 11
        page B 12
        page B 13
        page B 14
Full Text

Old Mill Reunion 1B PSJ Commission 3A

..N -- 1-- .. J
'-_ ." E ~

!!J: ^ ::.' *' \


County Places 13 on All-State Teams 8A


USPS 518-880

Gulf County Teachers of the Year Define Excellence

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Port St. Joe Elementary School teacher
Lois Byrd does not like to ramble. She prefers
to sum things up in one word.
Occasionally, she struggles, as she does
when asked to' expound the merits of fellow
first-grade teacher, Ann Six, recently named
Port St. Joe Elementary's Teacher of the
"She's just so pure and honest and kind.
I haven't found one single word I'd like to
put there," said Byrd, who settled for an all-
purpose accolade.
"Just go ahead and put brilliant," she
Six has taught 21 years at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, 10 of those with Byrd.
- Byrd admires Six's quiet demeanor,
connection with her. students and direct
approach to teaching.
"She gets to the point without much
hullabaloo," said Byrd.
Six has announced that she will retire
after the school year ends. Her retirement
saddens Byrd tremendously.
"I hate to see her go," she said.
Six ends her teaching career in esteemed
company.. The six remaining Teachers of the.
Year represent the best the school system
has to offer.
One of the Byrd school of brevity might

call them "excellent," but there are other
Here are some from the people who know
them best.
Cindy Belin
After rattling off Cindy Belin's long list of
merits, Port St. Joe Middle School principal
Juanise Griffin realized she might have said
too much.
Other schools might be listening.

Cindy Belin, Port St. Joe Middle School guid-
ance counselor

"I don't want anyone to steal her," said
Griffin, who has been impressed by Belin's
tenure as the school's guidance counselor.
Belin replaced Griffin as guidance
counselor when she assumed the role of
principal two years ago, and has proven a
worthy substitute.
"She takes every responsibility and gives
it the best she has," Griffin said.
Belin's responsibilities are numerous.

Sherry Herring, Wewahitchka High School
English teacher

She coordinates schedules, FCAT testing,
and keeps parents abreast of school events
and student grades.
Belin received high marks on a recent
parent evaluation from parents of Hurricane
Katrina evacuees, who thanked her for
helping their children through a difficult

(See TEACHERS on Page 10A)

Scott Lamberson, Port S. Joe Hign acnool
science teacher

Joraan Lnlon, counTy-wiae benavioral spe-

Ilmi Lualaum,1 WeWI
School fifth-grade teacher

Ann Six, Port St. Joe Elementary first-grade

Misty Wo
math teacher

chka Middle School

Troubled Bridge Over Water

Postcards from Antarctica

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Such a short distance for such a big
headache might be ;one description of the
ongoing construction of the new bridge on
U.S. 98 at Mexico Beach's west end.
The bridge is the only entrance into
Mexico Beach from the west. For the past
12 months, traffic on the federal highway
fhas been squeezed to barely two passable
lanes encased by safety barrels and concrete
Originally slated for completion in
'_ _January of 2006. the bridge is now projected
to'beiicompleted at the'end of Augusta;..
Gilbert Southern, the contractors for
the $4.2 million project, are still within the
allotted 545 work days for completion, and'
are not delinquent at this rime, according to
Information Specialist Tommie Speights. from
the Florida Department of Transportation's
District Three office in Chipley.
A number of-weather days" were added to
the original 545 days, giving the contractors
extra time to finish the work before FDOT
penalties kick in, Speights said.
According to Speights, weather delays,
particularly from the 2005 hurricane season,
have been the primary cause of the work

slowdown on the bridge.
In addition to bad weather. there have
been delays in moving power lines because
utility workers have been sent to hurricane-
damaged areas first.
Vendors have not been delivering
equipment, building materials and supplies,
either, according to Tammy Cravens. Gilbert
Southern's local spokesperson.
The contractors ,have also had difficulty
keeping workers on the job because of the
remoteness of the Mexico Beach location.
All combined, delays will push the
completion past tourist season again this
year, a cause for concern by the Mexico
Beach city, police.
FDOT inspects all state bridges every
two years, Speights said. The decision to
replace the Mexico Beach city bridge came
after its last inspection in 2002, in which
FDOT inspectors determined the bridge was
obsolete and unsafe.
Original discussion on the new bridge
considered raising the height by five to ten
feet. The new bridge will only be 18 inches
higher than the old one because landfall, the
acreage needed for both bridge ascent and

(See BRIDGE DELAYS on Page 10A)


At completion, wider channel will allow more boat traffic

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Wnter
An advertisement in National
Geographic magazine slowly and insistently
worked on Ralph McLawhon's mind.

Former Port St. Joe resident Ralph McLawI
photograph during a recent trip with his wife, Ca
McLawhon is the son of the late George McLawho
many years at the paper mill.

National Geographic announced a new
partnership with Linblad Expeditions, a
travel business pioneer, and was offering
exciting voyages aboard
the National Geographic
Endeavour, Linblad's
relaunched flagship.
With exotic
destinations such
as Egypt, Antarctica
and the Galapagos
Islands, the voyages
combined sightseeing
and education, with a
panel of world-renowned
researchers, scientists
and explorers leading the
McLawhon was
When he and his wife,
Carol, began discussing
their winter vacation
plans, McLawhon offered
a suggestion.
"How would you like A group of C
to go to Antarctica?" he The penguins are
asked. resembles a helm

McLawhon had been an adyenture-
seeker, since leading Port St. Joe for
Elephant Point, Alaska the summer before
his eighth grade year.
His mother, a schoolteacher in the
small Eskimo village.
had encouraged him
to explore the Alaskan
terrain, and McLawhon
wiled away his days
hunting, fishing and
dog sledding.
Since retiring
from IBM in 2000 and
Settling in Parnsh, Fla..
S- saMcLawhon had been on
many cruises, but the
trip to Antarctica held
special promise.
With Carol game
for the adventure, the
couple booked a flight
to their South American
rendezvous and packed
two sets of clothes one
for the balmy South
hon snapped this American sunmer and
irol, to Antarctica. another for the frigid
n, who worked for Antarctic winter.
In Ushuaia. the
world's southernmost
city, the McLawhons boarded the
Endeavour, and began their 12-day voyage
(See ANTARCTICA on Page 14A)

Chinstrap penguins gather on Antarctica's shore.
so named for the black band under their chin that
net strap.

Phone 227-1278
Web Site: StarFL.com
E-Mail: starads@starfl.com

'.;.,-........Page 4A
ceent ........ Page 10B
........Page 8A-9A
.. ............ Page 6B

Society News .

School News........... Pa .
Restaurants ........ .. PI S
Classifieds ........ P

Color Advertising, Real Estate Advertising & Advertising With Proofs Thursday at 11:00 a.m. EST
Advertising No Proof & Classified Display Ads Friday at 11:00 a.m. EST
School News & Society Friday at 11:00 a.m. EST
Classified Line Ads Monday at 5:00 a.m. EST

AmTh ta.PotIt Ja F *TurdV.Jaury1, 00 stbised137S-vngGlf-uny n.sroudigara.fr.8yer

Beach Advisory Committee Focuses on Renourishment Options

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In a lengthy meeting
last Friday, members of the
St. Joseph Peninsula Beach
Advisory Committee chose a
plan to explore further in the
county's efforts to stabilize
and renourish the peninsula
gulf front.
Michael Dombrowski,
of MRD and Associates, the
coastal engineering firm
contracted for the project,
narrated a slide presentation
outlining three possible
options for the county to take
in reclamation of the rapidly
eroding peninsula gulf front
Option one was to simply
pile sand onto the beach and
do nothing else. This was
unanimously rejected.
Option two was to create a
series of offshore breakwaters
to change and slow waves
and currents along the south
end of the peninsula, south
of the Stump Hole, which

:." "-t

also contribute to erosion
along the entire length of the
Option three was to
place groins, specially-
manufactured geo-textile
tubes ("sand sausages")
at designated locations on
the south end of the beach,
to counteract waves and
recapture sand carried by
the currents.
The committee voted to
further explore the option of
groins, and told Dombrowski
to outline this plan in
detail for his mid-February
presentation to the Gulf
county commissioners.
According to
Dombrowski, the real
problem on the peninsula
is not the number of storms
eroding the shoreline, but the
change in the wave angles
and the change in the actual
Based on one of his
earlier presentations,
Dombrowski said the state

Department of Environmental
Protection agreed, in theory,
to cost share in the entire
renourishment project, from
just south of the state park
to Stump Hole, contingent,
he reported, on public beach
He said the DEP agreed
that the entire area warrants
its help and involvement.
The DEP did not
designate the beach as
critically eroding, just agreed
to treat it as such because
renourishing the beach
helps other areas the DEP
has designated as critically
Officials from Eglin Air
Force Base, which owns and
operates a significant portion

of the cape and peninsula,
also acknowledged they are
concerned about the rate of
erosion at the Cape, and have
signaled their willingness
to work in some ways with
the county on the project,
Dombrowski said.
Construction of offshore
breakwaters, a giant offshore
accumulation of rock, could
be used as an artificial reef
and would cost less and
produce more benefits than
renourishment alone.
Groins would achieve the
same goal of stabilizing the
south end of the peninsula,
but would cost substantially
less than breakwaters. They
can be adjusted to catch or
release sand as needed, and,

according to Dombrowski,
would basically put the
peninsula back the way it
was before Hurricane Opal.
Groins would also help
save the Cape San Bias
lighthouse by enlarging the
beach at its location
Numerous questions
were raised by representatives
from the state Park Service
and Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
such as groins interfering
with turtle nesting, more
mitigation, interruption of
sand accumulation at the
north end of the peninsula at
the park, and increased costs
for monitoring the groins.
Groins have never been
used in the Panhandle before,

although they are permitted
along the East Coast.
Since public beach
access is vital to receiving
state funding for parts of the
renourishment project, the
advisory committee is looking
for ways to permit parking
and add public restrooms at
numerous points along the
peninsula road, all within a
quarter mile of the gulf.
They are considering
options such as acquiring
easements from private
landowners through
incentives, getting an
easement at the south end of
Rish Park, and using Dune
Drive as a primary access

Reactor Heads Move Down River Without Incident

By David Adlerstein
The shipping downriver
by barge of two reactor ves-
sel heads from an Alabama
nuclear plant came and went
without incident last week.
The Southern Nuclear
Operating Company replaced
two reactor vessel heads at
the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear

Plant, located near Dothan,
and shipped the reactor
vessel heads by barge and
special truck for disposal
in Utah. The reactor vessel
heads were replaced to up-
grade the plant's equipment.
Tom Moorer, project
manager for environmental
support, reported last week

Southern Nuclear shipped two reactor vessel heads from
Alabama Power's Farley Nuclear Plant by barge down the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. Here the barge
is passing under the Highway 84 bridge shortly after leaving the
plant. The barge traveled safely on the ACF Inland Waterway,
entering the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway on Jan. 11. The barge is
scheduled to go through the Mississippi Sound and on to the Port
of Houston. From there, the reactor vessel heads will be shipped
by special truck to Envirocare in Utah for proper disposal.. Photo
by Jim Meehan, Perkins Specialised Transportation Contracting.

to Mike Rundel, with the
county's emergency manage-
ment coordinator, that the
barge transport that passed
through Apalachicola and
the Intracoastal Waterway
went without a hitch.
"So far, everything has
gone well in accordance with
our expectations and the riv-
er system has been in very
good shape, in spite of not
being maintained in over five
years," said Moorer.
While the project man-
ager intended for his descrip-
tion as support for further
river dredging to enable even
greater- commerce, represen-
tatives of the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper are hailing the
uneventful transport as an
example of why dredging
continues to be unnecessary,
expensive and damaging to
the environment.
"This makes a strong
statement in support of our
position that dredging is
not necessary for naviga-
tion on the river," said Dan
Tonsmeire, the Apalachicola
Southern Nuclear offi-


Prostate Cancer



Walk on the Beach

cials oversaw preparations
for shipping the reactor ves-
sel heads by barge for proper
disposal. 'They were encased
in a custom-made metal
shipping container designed
to seal in radiation and to
withstand the rigors of trans-
portation. The shipping con-
tainers were welded to the
Moorer said there is
no danger to the public in
transporting the shipment,
and that they have taken the
proper safety and security
Moorer said he differed
with Tonsmeire regarding
dredging. "We had to have
a lot of water. We were for-
tunate that was available,"
he said. "We would have cer-
tainly preferred a well-main-
tained 9-foot channel."
Moorer said transport by
barge "was the only feasible
option we had (for moving
the 300-ton heads.) Naviga-
tion was by far the safest and
most attractive option that
we had. It would have taken
a significant effort to try to
go another route. 'We would
have to rebuild bridges, and
reroute things, and some-
thing heroic to make it work.
We feel navigation is an. im-
portant element."
Moorer said the loading
of the heads was completed
Jan. 7, with the departure
from the nuclear- plant held ,
until Jan. 8 to ensure the tow
could make Jim Woodruff
lock and dam by nightfall.
The tow left the dam Monday
morning, Jan. 9 and made
it well past Blountstown be-
fore dark, before moving on
to Wewahitchka Landing,
Apalachicola and the Gulf In-
tracoastal Waterway on Jan.
The barge is scheduled
to go through the Mississip-
pi Sound and on to the Port
of Houston. From there, the
reactor vessel heads will 'be
shipped by special truck to
Envirocare in Utah for proper

Introducing Bay Medical's newest surgical masterpiece- The da Vinci Robotic System.
This new minimally invasive technology allows our surgeons to see 10 times better
and to reach the smallest areas with pinpoint precision. This means much smaller
incisions, Jess pain and a quicker recovery For prostate cancer surgery, the da Vinci
prostatectomy provides a dramatically reduced risk of surgical side-effects such as
impotence and incontinence. Patients who choose the da Vinci prostatectomy will
find themselves back on their feet and back to enjoying life's simple pleasures in a,
much shorter time frame than with traditional prostate surgery.

- Bay Medical is the only hospital in our region offering this revolutionary breakthrough
in state-of-the-art robotics. For a list of urologists offering the da Vinci prostatectomy,
please call 850.747.6542 or to learn more about robotic surgery at Bay Medical, please
visit our web site at www.baymedical.org.


7~1i~j5~4~tI J7Un~tf~1*15of t4A~ Ufttxl $~44
raJ en 4 nt



(All you can eat pancakes, sausage/bacon, coffee/juice)

Tuesday, February 7, 2008
The Fish House Restaurant
Mexico Beach
7:.00-10:00 CST

ilckels: $5.00 Adults* $3.00 Chlidren (Under 12)
1chets May he plchsd rat t at11Star newspaper, or tr meoimers.


Since 1960
Panama City- 850-763-7778
Toll Free- 866-473-9999

Change Bad Water
High Quality Water
Iron x Sulfur Hardness
Chlorine .Bad Taste
Bacterial Control
Bad Odor

Don't buy without a
quote from us. We will
save you lots of money.
Water Solutions
At A Fraction Of The
High Priced Dealers
Call For A Water Test And
Water Filter Information
No Charge For This Service
See How Much $
You Can Save
4'. te r

Take Control With The Leader I

Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

2A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006

... .... .... [ ...... ... : l* # ,

-- --------

Port St. Joe Moves Forward on Rental Development

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
If the first small step
was any indication, patience,
as was mentioned Tuesday
night, will be an operative
word in the creation of a
rental development on
Avenue A in Port St. Joe.
City commissioners,
during their regular bi-
monthly meeting, approved
amendments to the future
land-usemap, comprehensive
plan and zoning code to
transform the designation
for a 6.35 acre parcel from
agricultural to residential
The action is aimed at
permitting the development
of a rental complex,
estimated at between 80-90
units, on the land, which sits
between Avenue A and the
railroad tracks which thread
through the old A&N Railroad
property, roughly near North
Garrison Avenue.
Tuesday's approval
came after the proposal was
discussed at two regular
meetings, two workshops, two
commissioners made visits
to Bay County to examine
projects similar to that
envisioned by landowner The
St. Joe Company and a town
hall meeting for residents
in the area of the proposed
All that provided, based
on Tuesday's vote, a level
of comfort for commissioners
that approving the zoning,
land use and comprehensive
plan changes was merely the
initial step in the potentially
lengthy process toward
making the development a
8 "This is part of a series of
steps that have to be taken,"
said John Hendry with The
St. Joe Co. "This might be a
'long road to hoe.
"I ask for patience. Let
- this process move forward
but be aware there are a
number of steps to go."
The site was identified by
members of the Community
Development Corporation as
an ideal spot for attempting to
meet the need for affordable
housing in the community.
'-The dearth 'o renta nTn 'in
Port-St. Joe'helped-drive'the
discussion, which %waslM~kdn
to The St. Joe Co. for its bu'v-
in on the project.
The key for
commissioners, particularly
Rachel Crews, who
'represents the area, was
that the Commission: would
have future opportunities to.
have input on the project.
particularly issues pertaining
to traffic on Avenue A, which
could increase by 200 or so
Hendry noted that
making the project a reality
would require partnership,
between St. Joe, the city
and the .,CDC, due in part
Sto the reality that the -rental,

on Tuesday night, the
need to enlarge the sewer
line running from the lift
station at WindMark Beach
Phase II to the city plant
from 14 inches to 16 inches
to accommodate proposed
Commissioners approved
spending $200,000 to enlarge
the line, and may look at
enlarging it to 18 inches.
Accommodating sewer needs
carried with the development
of WindMark falls under the
general parameters of the
agreement with the county
which allowed the city to
annex the development.
During last week's
workshop, commissioners
also examined proposals to
bring sewer to White. City,
Highland View and the
Beaches as well as a water
line extension loop in the
Long Avenue area.
In addition, there was
discussion on options
for providing water to the
Overstreet area, also part of
the annexation agreement
with the county.

The arrow points .to the site where The St. Joe Company is proposing to build roughly 90 rental
units north of the railroad building.

development is, a relatively
"unconventional" type,. of
.But to bring needed
affordable housing to the
southern part of the county,
Hendry said, all stakeholders
city commissioners,
grassroots groups, ,the
CDC must be part of the
"There are. .a number,
of us who are doing our
darnedest to provide that
affordable housing everybody
wants," Hendry said. "This is
,a step."
Crews. also noted that
during the town hall meeting
on Monday ,assurances
% were made that h. cftvt's
comprehensive plah ihappe'd
out the broad guidelines for
how the project would take
Shape, offering a road map
of sorts.
"I'm okay with it as long as
we go by the comprehensive
plan," Crews said.
As part ofthedevelopment
order process. Mario Gisbert
of St. Joe noted, a traffic
study would be undertaken
to determine options for
addressing the increase in
vehicle traffic on the street.
Commissioners have
expressed a desire to have
a turning- lane near the
development to facilitate

the flow of traffic up and
down what is already a busy
' "A turning lane would
be: ideal there," said-
Commissioner John Reeves..
The development
envisioned by St. Joe,
which would make the land
available to a developer the
company selects, would be a
mix of affordable and market-
value rental units.
As was emphasized at the
town meeting, this would not
be a housing project. Some
,units would be subsidized,
but those units renting at
market rates would offset
"sub i'&les.
S "This'is'the quickisr site
we "could bring on b6ard to'
address these needs," Hendry
said during Monday's town.
hall meeting.
The site has its
.advantages it is within city
limits which would permit
the desired density and has
water/sewer access. The
biggest positive, however, is
the clear need.
"This is a good thing."
said Dannie Bolden. executive
director of the CDC. "This is:
something the community
has said has been needed.
The CDC has been working
closely with the St. Joe
Company and commissioners

Tired if Unattractive Lines?


Lines Between the Brows Lines Around the Mouth
Lines Around the Eyes Lines Above the Lips
Lines Across the Forehead

SOne day you' looked in the mirror and wondered, where did all the
lines come from? Is it just aging? Too much sun? Too much stress?
Is there any help? The answer is BOTOX Cosmetic. Within days of
one 10-minute treatment there is noticeable improvement in those
persistent lines. At The Eye Center we use only FDA approved
BOTOX Cosmetic that has been proven safe and effective for over a
million people. .

Stop looking at those lines, call today and,
start looking as young as you feel.

Paul E. Garland, MD
Bay Cou(ty s Only
Oculoplastic Surgeon

784-3937 234-1829
TOLL FREE 1-800-778-3937

of North Florida
638-7333 227-7266
* www.eyecarenow corn

'flhlJ 1771111 idh~T ~ rrf~ii ~q ~'
flT~,r~uf 1 W 41-----------------iL

on this project."
Infrastructure Workshop
During a workshop last
Thursday, commissioners
and engineers from Preble
Rish reviewed and discussed
options and timelines for
a series of infrastructure
projects currently on the
drawing board.
Avenue A improvements,
which are in some ways linked
to The St. Joe Company's
plans for a new town center
and development on the old
mill site, was a key topic. with
figures on completing sewer,
and water line rehabilitation
and roadway resurfacing
to be brought before the
Commission next month.
Commissioners also
discussed, and approved

The most attractive
option presented would have
the city running a new line to
C.R. 386 (the Overstreet Road)
and picking up customers in
Beacon Hill and Gulf Aire
currently served by Mexico
Bill Kennedy of Preble
Rish indicated that city
officials in Mexico Beach
would likely look favorably
on such a project because
the city is already wrestling
with capacity issues.
The cost of running
that line and constructing
a required holding tank
are unclear at this time,
and commissioners openly
debated to what extent it
could pay for all the projects
under consideration.

For All Your 7
Advertising Needs .

The Star

(850) 227-1278

-. ...... ::.; :.


Food Mart

Bait & Tackle

Deli 639-5317

Breakfast (Mon Fri) 5 AM 10 AM

Lunch (Moh Fri) 10:30 AM- 6 PM

g Breakfast & Lunch (Sat) 5 AM 2 PM

'r Closed Sunday

110 CR 381 & 71
Wewahitchka. Florida


S* '" .... -= k '
3 .- ...

"ii ?il 'k^y I "

-. ... .3 '" .

Is ircue calling comrn c .:.ne r.:. Fl.orida r be t-cpt ecre: locaicd in indian Pi around the corner from C3pe San
Bias. Experience pure beauty in this very private gulf front home. This beach getaway ih located in an area that rakes pride
in its "Old Florida" atmosphere. Situated on an extremely wide lot, panoramic views of the Gulf of Nlemco is all you will
see from any room of the house. Soak in the hot tub on the covered wraparound porch while watching the sunset across the
gulf. This beach house is being sold totally furnished induding 'he big screen TV. The beautiful custom built home was
constructed with the beach lover in mind. For more information on this little piece of heaven call Pristine Properties, LLC
at 850-229-1700. $1,400,000 MLS #108998


Become one of the lucky few to enjoy the upscale amenities of the highly sought-after gulf front community, Seagrass. This
is a neighborhood of-only 52 homesites; with all of its Old Florida charm it is one of a kind. Take advantage of this pre-
construction opportunity in a spacious three bedroom, three and a half bath house. This newly constructed beach house
will showcase a number of upgraded interior finishes. With over 2500 square feet, tile floors and stone countertops this
is truly one of the best values on Cape San Bias. Located in an X Flood Zone and in walking distance to the community
pool and the beautiful Florida Beaches, this home will be the perfect resting spot to enjoy the great coastal breezes and the
breathtaking afternoon sunsets. For more information on this outstanding investment call Pristine Properties, LLC at 850-
229-1700. MLS#108186 $899,000


PORT ST. JOE OFFICE, 317 Monument Avenue
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
1.877.827.8751 OR 850.229.1700

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 3A

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

Editorials, Comments...

Playing Possum

The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, January 19, 2006

Late in his career boxer Muhammad
Ali adopted a ring strategy by which he
would spend the early rounds of fights
laying against the ropes, his arms cocked
at this side and hiding his face for pro-
His aim. which proved particular-
ly effective in winning the heavv-weight
championship from George Foreman,
was to let his opponent flail away round
after round without landing a truly dam-
aging blow, all while wearing himself
When his opponent sapped himself
of all energy, Ali would rise up for the
Gulf County commissioners seem to
have almost adopted a similar strategy
with county-wide voting.
As the state of the union exists now,
according to documents from the county,
at least six months, will be required for a
new expert hired to review the existing
case files which number more than a
dozen boxes.
Then that expert must render an
opinion as to whether the threshold has
been met to overturn the federal edict on
single-member districts.
Boiled to basics, that means a yet-to-
be-hired expert must draft, by crunching
voter numbers and trends, an opinion,
or affidavit, that the wishes of minority
voters, when voting as a block, have been
fulfilled in past elections, demonstrating
that single-member districts are a relic
of the past.,
The county, it would appear 'to those
of us without law degrees, would seem
to have a pretty solid case to make in
federal court.
However., that must wait on the
expert's review of the case files and evi-
dence and the drafting of an affidavit, a
document which must accompany the
county's federal court petition to over-
turn the federal edict.
Figure that the federal courts work at
roughly the same tempo as, say, a state
appellate court and there goes another
three, four or more months to get the
case heard by a judge and additional
time, weeks maybe months. before an
opinion is rendered.
7The judge's ruling would impact the
next, county election following its being
issued, provided it does not adversely
impact that election by arriving too late
in the election cycle, but the reality is
that an opinion is not likely until, on the
glass-half-full side, this time next year.
At the earliest, and that timeline the
actual timeline is a confidential between
the Commission and the attorney han-
dling the ,case depends on whether
the matter is appealed by Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr. who has consistent-
ly opposed county-wide voting or the
NAACP or some other entity, provided
they wish to expend significant sums of
money and expose themselves to poten-
tially costly judgments to pay county
legal fees, etc.'
The disconcerting part, of this latest
information is that had commissioners
chosen to be proactive, good shepherds.
of county coffers and responsive to voter
mandates, a ruling from the court could
be expected any day, any week. i
Let's summarize the trip to this junc-
ture. .
Voters made their feelings known on
the subject, by an overwhelming major-
ity, in November of 2004.

All ,the news last week.
about the barge ferrying down
the Apalachicola River major
equipment pieces from a nuclear
power plant were akin to casting
a fishing line into a tree
Now while not dismissing
the potential impacts should 'a
cataclysmic accident occur, it
seems that f one injects a hook
line like "nuclear material" into
the equation, the sky is sud-
denly imploding.
The river was at flood stage
in Blountstown during the
days last week during which
the nuclear reactor vessel heads
were transported, affording the'
greatest window for moving the
stuff if water is the choice."
That was the reason.
there was protests when the
Alabama" power plant requested
a November shipping from the

U.S. Arm' Corps of Engineers
because November is a time of
low water, when winter food is
on the ground for a variety of
creatures and many people enjoy
camping and hunting by the
And this barge seemed to
be larger because the word of'
,its' passage was out hard to
believe this was the first time the
government was shipping down
the river something potentially
As the barge moved down
the river to the bay en' route to
its ultimate Utah destination,
a boat traveled ahead checking
depths and the fleet sailed only
during the daytime.
So, we can accept at least
on its face the statements from
representatives of the power
plant that barging the surplus

That voter landslide came with any
language about cost estimates designed
to sink it removed from the question.
It also came after the county, based
on cries from the voters First sounded
several years ago, had laid considerable
groundwork in making its case.
An expert from Louisiana, consult-
ed after commissioners performed the
county -wide dance a few years back, had
already done much of the initial work
required to produce the required affida-
\it for a petition to overturn county-wide
Many of those dozen and more boxes
are the fruits of his labors, which were
initiated by commissioners several years
This was the same expert used by
Washington County to overturn the
decree. mandating single-member dis-
tricts in that county. He was the expert
used by the attorney now representing
Gulf County in its case, who also worked
on the Washington County litigation.
Commissioners, as revealed by a
review of agenda documents, were alert-
ed early, last year, however, that the
expert from Louisiana, who had done all
that leg work. was about to retire.
The window for employing him in the
county-wide case was closing and the
Commission needed to act to take advan-
tage of the work already accomplished.
1 This would have been the appropri-
ate action for two main reasons the
voter mandate on, county-wide voting,
expressed north and south, and an effort
to reduce overall costs to taxpayers for
litigating the case.
But commissioners ignored the issue
for months, finally flipped when public
anger about the issue was palpable,
flopped back in the face of withering
criticism ,on the budget, generally bid-
ing their time,, leaning against the ropes
while the public/taxpayers took their
Finally, almost a year to the day since
the 2004 referendum non-binding, as
several commissioners have noted when
asked about their dithering they finally
rose together, sans Peters, to take any
forward action at all..
This means more tax dollars must be
spent to hire a new expert to reconstruct
the wheel, which will take an additional
six months, at the least, as we learned
last week. I .
So commissioners' delays had tangi-
ble costs: in terms of time for proponents
of county-wide voting and the empty-
ing of pockets for every taxpayer in the
The practical effect is that two com-
missioners can count on running under
current rules previously deemed unsuit-
able by voters for re-election this year,
'confident that while their actions will
continue to have county-wide impact,
only the voters in their district will have
a say on their fitness to continue in office
for four more years.
Alt, always quick with a quip and-
a rhyme, placed a label on his strategy
of covering up against the "ropes" and'
letting his opponent puinch.himself silly
before taking the initiative which, of
course, was contrary to his opponents'
best interests that is standing upright:
We have to wonder: have commis-
sioners determined that the voting pub-
lic, 'the taxpayers of this county, are the
"dopes" in this particular strategy?

equipment was considered safer
than rail or truck.
All of which, as happens
so often with news these days,
misses many of the central
points of this. little exercise.
From the thoroughly cynical
comer, it could be argued that
this almost seemed as much a
political statement as a safer
mode of travel.
With the rancor and legal
fights over allocations of water
in the system which feeds the
Apalachicola River, with the
upstream clout, in money and
politics, and the federal gov-
ernment involved, this seemed,
given the State of Florida's recent
denial of a dredge permit to the
Army Corps, a jab to the chest.
Stop the dredging? We'll
just trot out a barge as part
of the equation, just to bolster
our case, the government 'and
interests across the Florida line
seemed to be posturing.
They'll try to make that case
even though people around the
northern stretches of the river
could probably count the num-
ber of barges over the past five
years with their hands and still
have fingers remaining.
My kingdom for a barge -

hf. ~*
Vt '-1
, t

I don't reckon you
can have too many col-
lege football bowl games.
But there were enough
to confuse me. I made it
through the GMAC Bowl
and was thrilled to see
Toledo win one. I was a
little surprised, to see BYU
fall in the Pioneer Bowl.
I missed the San Diego
County Credit Union
Poinsettia Bowl because by
the time I finished reading
which bowl it was I was
a'watching the thing was
already in the fourth quar-
ter! I would have loved to
have seen the Sheraton
Hawaii Bowl in person but
I didn't get an invite. And,
by the looks of the crowd,
I wasn't the only one they
I still had things pretty
straight in my mind as to
who was playing whom,
and where.....and then,.
quicker than an FSU guy.
could say "wide right", they
hit me with the Motor City
Bowl, the Insight Bowl, the
MasterCard Alamo Bowl,
the Gaylord Hotel Music
City Bowl, the Vitalis Sun
Bowl, the. Meineke Car
Care Bowl,, the AutoZone
Liberty Bowl, the EV1.'
netHouston Bowl, the
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.. ..
it was more than I could
absorb! .
.. .thought Vitalis went
out of business right after
that movie came out with
John Travolta, and Olivia
Newton John dancing their
way through Ridel High. I
can't figure out how any--
one could think, chickens
are 'a natural fit \with a
peach. And what, pray tell,
is an EV1.netHouston?
Back home in late,
December and early
January me and Ricky,
Emily Scarbrough; Bobby-
and Nicky Joe, Leon,.
Jackie Buns and anyone
else we could find walk-
ing down Stonewall Street
would line up for the,
Cotton Bowl. Or the Sugar,
Bowl. Or the Orange Bowl.
.Or the Rose. Bowl. That
was all the bowl games we
were allowed to have in
Nicky Joe would divide
the teams up fairly even.
Leon, using his best-
Lindsey Nelson voice, would
declare it "a beautiful day
in Dallas, unseasonably
warm, for the twenty-third
Cotton Bowl, the waiting

the feds., leing muscles, seems
to be saying.
On the other hand, it's an
argument that the pooh-bahs of
the Sunshine State could turn
back on those stakeholders in
Georgia and Alabama by sim-
plifying it thusly if barge traf-
fic is necessary then it is the
duty of the courts and states
involved in the fight over allo-
cations from the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint system .to
ensure that water flows reach-
ing the Apalachicola Bay are
substantial enough to allow'the
year-round safe passage of that
barge traffic.
It makes such sense, there
are almost certainly a slew of
reasons such a debate would fall
in its face in the marbled halls
of government,. but from here
it seems almost a no-brainer.
Want the traffic, no matter how
sporadic? Then make sure the
tap is turned on wide enough.
Atlanta on-south just needs to
get a grip.,
As we leave that cynical
corner, the nut of the acorn, the
story which truly sits at the core
of all the hoopla about "nuclear
material" is found dredging has
proved a colossal failure and not


Have Known

\was over for both teams,
the national title is on the
line....." If %we were in the
Rose Bowl, he'd switch to
Keith Jackson and pro-
claim, "Whoa Nellie, put
it on the tee and let's play
Folks, it was the begin-
ning of the most gosh
awful fight I have ever
been privileged to be a part
of! We'd play football for
six or eight minutes and
then the war broke out!
We were serious about
the bowl games. We would
argue over who got to be
John David Crow. Crow
won the Heisman Trophy
playing for Bear Bryant at.
Texas A&M back in '57. We
didn't care a whit about
the trophy; we liked him.
because he played offense,
defense and was on the
kick off team!
Someone always
chose. "to be" Elroy "Crazy
Legs". Hirsh. And Howard
"Hopalong' Cassidy out of
Ohio State was one of our
favorites., Someone had to
be: Jim Brown. We .had
no;, idea where Syracuse
University, was or what
their b6wl; record was--it
didn't matter. In the big
yard behind Paul- David
Campbell's house you
could be ,anyone that one
of the older, boys hadn't
already picked. I was
always J. ,C. Carolifne---a
two way player.who went to
-the University of Illinois.
We didn't have any hel-
mets. Orl raes! -Our bowl
game "shoulder pads" was
a .t-shirt. Blue jeans were
the best we could muster
in the pants line. And plain
tennis shoes served as our
Nike pro-team molded
cleats. Joe Paterno would
have been proud of us.
Tripping, eye gouging
and clothes lining were just
a sampling of our favorite
techniques. I've seen any
of the three cause lots of
fumbles. You could keep
crawling after you were
down back in those days.
You weren't '"tackled" until
you couldn't move any-
more in the direction of
your goal line or you were
We didn't have instant
replay, coaches, Gatorade,
on field decisions over-
turned by someone hidden
"up in the booth", com-
mercials or insurance.
Emily, bless her heart,
might have been the tough-
est boy there!
I never went home after
a bowl game with a whole
t-shirt. Mostly the blood

even so much because ol the
"As the state noted in deny-
ing the Army Corps permit, the
federal government has nearer
figured out a suitable method for
disposing of the spoil from that
At its heart, the outcry from
friends of the Apalachicola River
is riot as much maintenance
dredging as it how the disposal
of the spoil from that dredg-
ing has created environmental
The Army Corps acted like
too many of us do 'when out
of doors; toss the trash wher-
ever it's convenient. The Army
Corps did that all along the
Apalachicola River.
That monstrosity called
"Sand Mountain" flakes off into
the river by the day. Where there
were once banks there are sand
bars. Acres of uplands along the
river have been choked.
This lack of sensibility about
the spoil has destroyed any cred-
ibility the Army Corps might
have had regarding its asser-
tions of managing the river. .
Though not a federal proj-
ect, the state's effort to restore
the natural flow around an area

had dried before Mom saw
it. I'd wear my cap kind'a
pulled down low over my
eyes so as not to adver-
tise the cut on my fore-
head. And the ringing
in my ears would usually
subside after a few help-
ings of pinto beans and
corn bread.
No way we could have
survived if we would'a had
to play in all the bowl
games they've got today!
And please understand
again, I'm not knocking
the prolific number of post
season games that flood
the airways. It's good for
credit card companies,
cell phone sellers, hotel
chains, automobile manu-
factures, overnight deliv-
ery companies, insurance
groups and EVl.netHous-
ton---whatever that is! And
any .bowl game is much
better than those situation
comedies or made for t.
v. movies they are replac-
It is especially good for
Toledo University. Those
smaller schools didn't
make many paydays back
when bowl participation
was limited to universities
,like Notre Dame, Alabama,
Southern Cal, Rice and
Ohio State. Toledo's GMAC
Bowl appearance money
will probably cover the cost
of running the. entire pro-
gram for the year. You've
got to applaud that.,
I just wish they'd out-
law helmets and bring back
tripping and eye gouging.
That's the way John David
Crow, played. And Nicky
Joe Stafford. And David
Mark Colbert.
They did have that one
fellow up at Virginia Tech
who stomped on a guy's leg
in this year's Toyota Gator
Bowl. It seems he got into
a heap of trouble for it
and was roundly criticized
by everyone from college
presidents to ESPt.anchor
people. Listen, he would
have been chosen first in
our bowl games! We'd a let
him kick off and play mid-
dle linebacker! Of course,
if he stomped on Bobby
C. or Emil\ Scarbrough,
they'd a'broken his neck
right then and.there.
I wonder what ESPN
would have had to say
about that?
Did anyone get
the score of this year's
Bluebonnet Bowl? I hate
that I somehow missed
'that one.....

m Gulf County known as Battle
Bend offers, when placed against
the backdrop of the history of
what has happened to that river,
no assurances as to its environ-
mental bona fides.
The argument can, be
reduced to this essential get
any heavy equipment off the
Apalachicola River. If heavy
equipment is basic to any project
on the rner. the project should
be a non-starter
The argument is blatant that
man and heavy equipment have
wreaked havoc upon Florida's
longest, river, damage which will
be dealt- with for generations.
Trying to remove the spoil at this
'point seems counter-productive
since it has stood so long it is
part of the landscape, the envi-
'And it is time for govern-
ments to stop messing with this
particular environment unless
they can come up with a plan
that makes even the remotest
of sense.
Thus far they've whiffed,
just as concentrating on "nucle-
ar material" stamped many sto-
ries about the barge traffic last
week as whiffs.


USPHS 518-880,
Published Every Thursday at 135 West Highway 98
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes
General Manager: Krichelle Halualani
News Editor: Tim Croft
Circulation: Kevin Burke
Creative Design Manager: Kathleen Smith

Florida Press National Newspaper
Association Association

Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457

$23.00 YEAR $15.00 SIX MONTHS
$33.00 YEAR $20.00 SIX MONTHS
In case of error or omissions in advertisements the
publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage
further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

Bluewave ST. JOSEPH BAY %
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
BuilderS,. Jan 19 08:41 -0.19 L 17:58 H 0.41
CRC #1327yj Jan 20 07:53 -0.02 L,16:18 H 0.53

85- 647-33 Jan 21 05:42 0.02 L 15:53 H 0-72
.< Jan 22 01:53 -0.20 L 16:01 H0.91
Jan 23 02:34 -0.43 L 16:34 H 1.10
4,'FL' Jan 24 03:33 -0.64 L 17:26 H 1.27

bIuewavebullders@ahoo.com Jan 25 04:39 -0.83 L 18:31 H 1.44
^ ^

by Kesley Colbert


'.Go The Distance
y .by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Whiffing at the Story


J-ehhlctr )Vxlx wl tk

Establishled I37/ Servingiy ve *->'un/a 'usu -* m-- -*--- *-* -- -

Dear Editor:
In a few months the Gulf
County Commisfoners will
start work in earnest on
next year's budget. They
took their firs action on
December 14 when they
approved bonrs for almost
$4 million dollars to roads
primarily in Areas of "new
development.' The devel-
oper, not GIf County tax-
payers, should pay for the
road because of "new devel-
Based mn their actions
of the past few years, we
know we ae in for more tax
increases.These SlapHappy
Spenders have proven over
and over the only thing
they knew how to do is
Your Gulf County Ad
Valorem Taxes are already
close to double what they
should be and the services
we get from Gulf County
government is not any bet-
ter than they were years
ago. How long are we
going to permit the cur-
rent bunch of Gulf County
Comrg.issioners to continue
to rip us off and waste our
tax dollars?
We can not wait any
longer to vote this current
bunch of wasteful spending
Gulf County Commissioners
out qf office. Otherwise, we
do not stand a chance of
ever getting spending of our
tax dollars under control.
The time to act is now.
Let's get organized now
to put an end to the reign of
the spend kings.
Harold Bost
Port St. Joe, FL

Dear Editor: ..
Butler's Road. ';It used

to take us to Butler's
Restaurant. God old
Butler's, best fried seafood
around, great steaks too.
Oh how we long for the
good old days of Ronnie
sweating in the kitchen.
Well, the good old days are
gone, so Butler's Road no
longer takes us to Ronnie's
rib eyes and seafood plat-
ters. Butler's Road now
takes us to nowhere.
The Bitlers had the
opportunity to trade a gru-
eling restaurant business
for a pot of money. Wh3
can blame them? The group
that bought their property
has asked the county to
abandon Butler's Road so
they can use it in their
development. In return,
they offered up 1 ace of
prime waterfront larp to
build a public bathhouse
and restrooms on the land,
build a boardwalk/along
the bay (which thIy will
replace if damagzl) and
provide public parking and
public access to hde bay
that will not otherwise be
available since everything
but Butler's Roadjis private
property there. seems like
a no brainer. ye trade a
road to nowhere a liability
that must be maintained by
the county or itwill surely
result in a lawsuit some'
day, one that hts cost the
county over $250,000 to
maintain since ilwas built,
a road that coull add mil-
lions of dollars of taxable
property to the countyy tax
roll, for valuableassets that
would benefit the whole
But wait. Newly
crowned Chairnan Carmen
McLemore doesn't like the
deal. Carmen' nd a cou-
ple County Coimi sioners
haven't yet figured tit what

they can extort from each
other to finally agree to let
this happen. Their think-
ing is: What can I get in
trade for my vote? Maybe
$200,000 for a park in my
Well folks, this is the
sort of thinking that has
us where we now are with
out of control spending in
our county. I'll get this
for my district and you get
that for your district. Don't
worry, we're paying for it
with other people's money,
they've got plenty of money,
don't worry, they can pay
the high taxes.
Tell that to the fam-
ily who can't afford decent
housing because the taxes
are too high. Tell that
to the schools who can't
hire teachers for our kids
because, on teacher's pay,
you can't afford the prop-
erty taxes on a house. Tell
that to the single mom
whose rent has now risen
beyond her means because
the landlord's property
taxes have skyrocketed.
Those are some .of the con-
sequences of the commis-
sioner's spending money
like drunken sailors.
But instead of tradirig
a road to nowhere and add-
ing valuable property to the
tax rolls, some of our com-
missioners will figure out
a solution that will cost all
of us more because of the
horse trading they will do
to feather their own nests.
Commissioner Williams
brought the proposal to the
commission; complete with
illustrations of the facili-
ties the county would get
in exchange. He did his
homework. The deal makes
good sense for the reasons
previously mentioned. But,
Chairman Carmen needs

time to figure how he can
benefit from it so he is
against it until he can
wrangle a deal for himself.
We need vision, we
need leadership. All we
get is spending, spending
and more spending. Oh,
by the way, now that the
hubbub about countywide
voting has subsided, have
any of the rest of us notic-
es how far that has gone?
Nowhere, the same place
Butler's Road now goes.
The Bible says, "Where
there is no vision, the peo-
ple will perish." We have
been led down -too many
roads to nowhere. We need
leadership and vision from
our elected leaders. We
need strategic planning.
We need to get spending
under control. All we get is
a road to nowhere.
Mel Magidson Jr.,
Port St. Joe

Dear Editor:
As Chairman of the
Florida Prepaid College
Board, I am often asked
about the Florida Prepaid
College Plan and its
importance to the fami-
lies and children of our Mai
state. Without a doubt, the Soli
Prepaid College Plan is one Pad
of the greatest benefits the .I
State offers Florida families 20C
and the leaders of tomor- 'i
row our children. The
From the guarantee it The
offers on your investment, and
to the ability to lock in por
today's tuition, local fee and sea
dormitory plan prices with- efit,
out ever paying an increase
in the future, the Prepaid
College Plan's affordable |
payment plans make col-
lege 'financially -accessible L


In creating a path for
higher education, fami-
lies can make the hopes,
dreams and aspirations
of their children a reality.
When this happens, our
children, our community
and our state's economy
We all want a high-
er education for our chil-
dren, but most of us worry
about having the means
to pay for future college
expenses. Now is the right
time to start saving for. a
college education. For as
little as $24 per month,
you .can send your child

Without Feeling Guilty

'' .
** .

I *

to college. If you haven't
enrolled your children in
the Florida Prepaid College
Plan, I encourage you to do
so before it is too late. The
2005-2006 open enrollment
period ends on Tuesday,
January 31, 2006.
To enroll online, visit
or call 1-800-552-GRAD
(4723) to request an enroll-
ment kit and application
Thank you,
Ted Hoepner,
Florida Prepaid College

ntenance Free SIdrtdng: .Gkdca"' eypicr- -
d Wrap Around ABS Controls
-ter .. -I- '
ded Headrest 50 ft2 Filtration System
bar Sipport Lovnger 1 Jb. Dansy '"Caeud
I GPM Drain Cell' Foam
i Top -..ip 3. t, \..S .,":?
.5 bhp'. ump :
Azalea offers the perfect blend af space-saving
I high-performance features hI has a lumbar sup-
t lounger with padded headrest and two deep bucket
ts If you are limited on space, or lust want the ben-
" of a high-performance spa, the Azalea will be per-
t for you.
L 40_ i ,

1 w .Wt 04.00)2 6

2003 Expedition/Eddie Bauer Edition

$21,90 F
Blue4DR :-|.,e 269 00
1Owner Silver
3rd Seat, VD 4 DR
Player, LoJed 16,853 miles
48,513 2004co0 Tow Car Stock # uc0418
Stock # 10785 A

$23)00 m 4,995
RecSilver 9White
. -35,00 miles 4x4A
Extra Clean

2003 Ford F150 stoc UT0540 1996 Jeep Cherokee Stock 0899

".,d .. .. .


tock # UT0893
2003 FordF-150 Pkk Up


1$9 $ r,995

2002 Ford E250

S to 31,200 miles
/-2004 CheveroletMalibuOsic Stock # 9802 2005 CheveroletAstro

Panel Van
" Stock # 0899

SCargo Van
S12,600 miles
SStock # UT9968

SI. :. / nowonly ,

$12,9001 -- 0L16,900
4DR White
Only 38,650 32,031 miles
miles Stock # 0847
2003Ponlia( Gr Prix Stock #UT9829 2003 Jeep Wrangler

S'pl3,900 $13,900
4 x 4, Red, Silver
85,770 miles 24,400 Miles
Stock # UT0791
2001 Dodge p 50 2004 Ford Taurus Stock # UT0798
i A

: 20m03 anXterra

y 4320 Cape San Bias Road
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Local: 850.227.2160
Toll-free: 866.242.7291 I
Fax: 850.229.8783
and take a 360 virtual tour!

Port St. Joe 1009 Monument Ave.
2 Sbe 'a 2, 1 Lt-,. I I 6 .lti 9Oaxl50C'l.r :.!
MLS #108274. $350,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850.227.5949

, :,,... .. .. a :. r.-

Cape San Bias /Gulf Front 192 Cozumel Drive
3 bedroom; 3 bath, 1,817 sf, 85.5 x 250 lot size.
MLS #198 174. $1,080,000. Call Agent on Duty at 850-227-2160
..-.-.n.-, w 'P

Port St. Joe 608 17th Street
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,424sf, lot size 95 x 126
MLS #106985. $475,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850.227.5949

} .-- -.- -- --------....

Cape San Bias Gulf Front 191 Tiffany Beach Rd.
S 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1,620sf,.41 acres.
MIS #107726. $1,399,000. Call Agent on buty at 850.227.2160

w ^. 9 .)Pp l

Cape San Blast Gulf Front 4059 Cape San Bias Rd.
4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,500sf, 50 x 583 approx. lot size.
MLS # 107336. $1,260,000. Call Johnny Unton at 850.227.2160
-..-.' -

Cape San Bias
Realty, Inc

Cape San Blast Barrier Dunes #89 279 Parkside Cr.
3 b.dr oT b3lth I. 136v'm .t.' h,,'
MLS #103858. $489,000. Call Ronald Pickett at 850.227.2160.

Cape San Bias- Ist Tier 173 Martinique Dr. "
2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1.300sf,Townhouse
MLS #108006.$565,000. Call Agent on Duty at 850.227.2160

Port St. Joe 2022 Marvin Ave.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,109sf, 150x 150 lot size.
MILS #108712. S420.000. Call lohnry Unton at 850.227.2160

Overstreet -Waterfront 8895 CR 386
2 bedroom, 2 bath, loft, 2,876sf, 1.9 acres.
MIS #108856. $625,000. Call Patricia Raap at 227-5949

Cape San Bias SeaCliffs SD 632 SeaCliffs Dr.
4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 1,944sf, elevator.
MLS #108476. $649,000. Call Johnny Unton at 850.227.2160.

Cape San Bias Gulf Front 384513849 Cape San Bias Rd. Cape San Bias Duplex 4370 Ebbtide Lane
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,312sf, 127' x 301' lot size. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2" tier.
MLS # 108769. $1,500,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850-227-5949 MLS #108824.$449,000. Call Johnny Linton at 850-227-2160

,Call for a detailed list of our LOTS & LAND listings,

*17900 $20,900

20,900 miles Black/Silver
Stock # UT9975 8,224 miles
2004 Dodge 1500 Pick Up Stock # UT9831 -

Nfl"CU K!-5 L r,

WN. I.a.I.

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 SA

r--Ll:-L--J I n-:)7 c-;- r-,If rminfv rind surroundina areas for 68 years

f: tl ls e Y / b /w g u / .. ... .. ./. .


I =

-. 'f -




Established 1937 Serving Gulf county anf surrounding areas for 68 years

Writing Well When it Counts

r ~

. ." 4

.. ^

Port St. Joe Elementary School fourth-grader Ashlin Morgan
shows off her Florida Writes Boot Camp workbook, which contains
tips and strategies for succeeding on the FCAT writing exam.
Students in grades four, eight and 10 will take the exam on Feb.

Robert E. King DDS



Credit Cards Accepted

325 Long



We Treat Te following Conituons
In The Privacy & Comfort of Our Clinic
Cold Feet Corns
e Heel Pain Warts
Bunions Callouses
SFungus Toenails Burning Feet
Ingrown Toenails Numb Feet
Arthritic Foot Care Diabetic Foot Care

S Dr. Burton S. Schuler, Podiatrist
241WetI ShSre

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Port St. Joe Elementary
School fourth grader Ashlin
Morgan took a moment away
from her Friday morning
reading to explain the finer
points of the FCAT writing
test (or Florida Writes!).
She began her remarks
with the type of imaginative
wordplay that makes FCAT
scorers dizzy with delight.
"When we first started
Florida Writes, it wasn't
exactly a piece of cake,"
quoth Morgan. "It was more
like TNT."
The 10-year-old knows
how to open with a bang.
Since the school year
began, Morgan has soldiered
through Florida Writes
Boot Camp, part of the Port
St. Joe Elementary fourth
grade's strategy to improve
their FCAT writing scores,
which combined with scores
on the FCAT reading and
math exams, will determine
the school's grade under the
state's A+ plan.
Students in grades four,
eight and 10 will take the
writing exam on Feb. 7 and
8, with reading, math and
science tests administered
from late February to early
The science exam will
count towards school grades
next year.
This summer, Morgan's
teacher, Brenda Wood, and
other county educators
attended -a two-day Florida
Writes Boot Camp workshop
in Panama City hosted by
Melissa Forney, the author of
Razzle Dazzle Writing.
The workshop provided
insight into the state's grading
formula and emphasized
strategies for more effective

Razzle dazzle writing, it
seems, translates into high
FCAT scores.
Port St. Joe Elementary
fourth-grade teachers
were excited to share
this knowledge with their
The students received
their own Boot Camp
workbooks, and learned
words that "sizzle" and
metaphors that "pop."
Woods' class records
sizzling words in their
workbooks and on the
classroom word wall. Instead
of saying, "The FCAT is fun,"
they say, "The FCAT rules."
Morgan, the wordsmith,
likes to throw in the occasional
1960s catchphrase,
something she learned from
the History Channel and
"really dumb cartoons."
One of Morgan's recent
offerings: "It was the most
psychedelic trip that you've
ever seen."
FCAT Writing Basics
Creativity alone does not
translate to high test scores.
Students must also learn the
The FCAT scorers
evaluate the tests holistically,
considering,the essay's focus,
organization, supporting
details and grammatical
In the test's composition
portion, each student receives
a writing folder containing
one prompt (topic) and two
ruled pages.
Students have 45
minutes to complete the
composition portion.
A second, multiple
choice section tests writing
standards not included in
the composition.
The prompts ask fourth
graders to write a narrative
or expository response and

Effective FCAT Writing


*focused on the tolic and does
not contain extraneous or loosely
related information.

*has an organizational pattern
that enables the reader to follow
the flow of ideas because it
contains a beginning, middle
and end and uses transitional

*contains supporting ideas that

are developed through the use of
details, examples, vivid language
and mature word choice.

*follows the conventions of
standard written English (i.e.,
punctuation, capitalization and
spelling) and has variatio. in
sentence structure.

(Taken from the Florida Department of
&Eucation website)

eighth- and 10th-graders
to writt an expository or
persuasive response.
Namrtive ~ responses
tell a story, expository
responses explain an idea
and peraiasive responses
convince an audience to
agree with given position.
, Half he students will
receive oie kind, and the
other hali another. Neither
the students nor the teachers
can selec their choice of
The prompts are
intended t( address universal
experience not specific to
any age, cass, or race, but
there is always a chance that
a student will not relate to
the topic. .
Port SI Joe Elementary
fourth-gract teacher Sonya
Hill ..ece tly gave her
students prompt that

began: "Everyone has found
something valuable or knows
someone who has."
When some of her
students failed to recall past
spoils, Hill reminded -hem of
their FCAT writing motto: "It
doesn't have to be true, it has
to be believable."
The Keys to FCAT Success
Port St. Joe 'Middle
School language arts teacher
Gloria Gant has witnessed
firsthand the inner workings
of the FCAT scoring process.
For the past two' years,
Gant has joined teachers
throughout the state at
Range-finding committee
meetings in Tallahassee, and
has helped calibrate the FCAT
writing scores by .selecting
the test's anchor papers.

(See FCAT on Page 7A)

Q5A T:ie Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 7A

- -- I: .I1 Q 'n 7


.L ., : .

Morgan disposed of the ending, "Gotta go now, goodbye," and explained her motivation this way: "It
kills the ending. It really cuts the reader off."


selecting' the test's anchor
Anchor papers are
models of student writing
that set the standards for the
state's grading rubric, which
provides for a scoring range
from one to six.
This year, the state
has raised the standard for
mastery from a 3.0 to a 3.5.
From the committee
meetings, Gant learned the
keys to FCAT writing success:
if students follow the rubric,
strengthen their argument
with supporting details and
use good word and sentence
structure, they will do well
on the test.
Gant has passed the
information on to her
eighth graders, who along
with grades six and seven,
completed an FCAT practice
drill before Christmas.
: In. the next two weeks,
Gant will score the eighth
graders' compositions and
conduct conferences with
each student to critique their
Gant. stressed that FCAT
writings -is fundamentally
draft writing, and is scored.
accordingly. ;,
FCAT scorers do not
expect to receive final drafts
that have been carefully
polished and revised.

"They don't grade as
harshly as I would in the
classroom, if I've given them
a whole week to do the
writing," said Gant.
Strong Beginnings and
In recent years, Wood
has seen a shift in FCAT
According to Wood, past
scorers weighed punctuation
and grammar more heavily
than they currently do.
"Now they say, just give
us the content," said Wood.
In evaluating the
composition's content,
scorers look for strong
beginnings and endings that
create a powerful impression
in the reader's mind.
Wood defined the desired
impression this' way: "When
you read a paper and it
makes you go, 'ah." '
While acknowledging
that writing prowess is "a
gift," Wood hopes exposure
to good writing will increase
her students' chances of
becoming good writers
Her students read daily
arid examine the openings
*and closings df thbir favorite
books. ,.
Fran Lloyd, an eighth
grade reading teacher at
Wewahitchka Middle School,

also encourages hei
to strive for the "ah
They scour
Accelerated Reader
Potter books for ex
good writing, and r
beginnings of popul
students find an a
famous book that b
the type .of line th
FCAT scorers cringe
my name is ---, and
to tell you a story."
Wood's fourth
found a similar lii
of their Accelerate

e 6A

r students
" factor.
and Harry
:amples of
ewrite the
lar works.
nomaly, a
egins with
iat makes
ge: "Hello,
II'm going

ne in one
-d Reader

When she writes, she
likes to mix equal parts of
mystery and suspense.
"It just throws the readers
off," said Morgan. "And I
don't want my readers to feel
like they're walking along a
smooth path and nothing's
If she had her choice,
she would choose to write a
narrative she cites creative
freedom but is more than
capable of writing a killer
expository response.
Those she likens (with
another choice simile) to
building a house ,- the
first paragraph being the
solid foundation and the
successive paragraphs
providing structural support.
In her last practice test,
her teacher asked her to tell
principal Chris Earley how he
could reward students who
made a target score of 3.5.
In her essay, Morgan was
told to pick one suggestion,
but she narrowed her choices
to three.
She asked Earley to let
each student:be the principal
for an entire year and to
dress like a girl and become
a Hollywood model.
Then she wrote her

PSJ Boatwr.

& Dry Storage,, L

50 ton Travel Lift
Yachts: 30 65 feet

", .. .^ .' 1?

I i

LargerVessels: 1,000 ton
Marine Rail
Tohatsu outboard dealer

Choose a personal quality
important and explain why
quality is important.

you think is
this personal

Persuade the school board whether
students should have a study hall.

Sulpher Chlorine Iron
Non-electric systems W
*Free water test 4
100% Guaranteed I ItrOffer
747-9040. .011-0

Cryt W ater 6n 0 iTi T

At the junction of Gulf County Canal and 7
ICW nearWhite City
Call first and ask for Red orTroy

Established I Y,51 )ervmg UIJIT COLMITY ano SU[IUUIIUIIIy UI VU. )UI UU

books, and had to resist
placing it beside "That's all
now, goodbye," in their Boot
Camp workbook's trash
can, the final resting place
for all weak beginnings and
The FCAT According
to Ashlin
Morgan is gunning for the
FCAT. She has formulated
her attack plan and is ready
to loose her imagination onto
those two ruled pages.
She likes to paint a
picture in her reader's mind,
"just as an artist paints upon
a canvas."
This is the way she

favorite wish, one full of year,'" recalled Morgan. "In
razzle dazzle, sizzling words other words, we're going back
and a nod to her favorite era.
"I said, 'Listen, you let to the 60s and it's going to be
us have a hippie year next groovy, baby."

2005 FCAT Writing Prompts:

Choose an activity you enjoy and explain
why you enjoy it.

Write a story about a teacher surprising
a class.

Choose a time of year and explain why
you like that time of year.

Persuade a newspaper editor whether
teens waste too much time watching

rvinri Ctjlf rnfirliV and surt-ounditlU Ureus foi 68 ),eui

- .1--

"- >.<"1 -a

Established 1937 etrvin, ulf cn; "rdy sur-ouiding areas for 68 years

A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006


Monday Friday
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday Thj rsday
8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8.-30a.m. 5s30 m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-Noon

202 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL


Your best local banking solution.


Port St. Joe Lands 10 on All-State Football Squads

The honors keep pour-
ing in for the Class 1A
state champion Port St. Joe
After having their coach,
John Palmer, named Coach
of the Year, and one of their
stars, Ash Parker, named
district Player of the Year and
runner-up for state Player of
the Year, the Sharks placed
10 players on the all-state
first, second and honorable
mention teams.
The all-state teams are
chosen by the Florida Sports
Writers Association.
Parker, offensive line-
men Zac Norris and Jordan
Todd and place-kicker Will

Just, who
to Port St.
Joe from his
native New
Orleans in
the wake of
were all
to the
first team
T h e
first team
Port St. Joe

4 .-* ~. .4',~



rT,:. a'

Will Just

Ashton Larry

Trannen Myers

Ash Parker
.:.. ..,''-' .
** .. '" ,:' '"

rA *: :i -,.,. .

,'J',di .,:;' .. .' ;,''. *., i', **
,. ^, *;.* .:.., *V"
'*%".',* i;->'^^'&W

Ash Parker

Pat Bailey Warren Floyd


Quentin Jenkins

r olIII7o


[ .

Por S .J A p e' 19.
.. ..... ......n

Pont St. Joe's Appliance Source Since 1960.

The Best Quality.
The Best Price.
St. Joe

1"- 2 2--


A 201 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8028
Hardware Monday-Friday 8:00-5:30 EST Saturday 8:00-4:30 EST Closed Sundays

tackle Sidney Harris and
linebacker Warren Floyd.
Named to the second
team were' wide receiver Ash
Larry, offensive lineman
Patrick Bailey and linebacker
Quentin Jenkins, who was
also the Sharks top rusher
for the season.
Shark quarterback Mike
Quinn was an honorable
mention selection.
An 8-3 season also
produced honors for the
Wewahitchka Gators.
Fullback Ryan Ranie,
who rushed for over 1,000
yards this past season, was
named the utility player on
the all-state second team
Linebacker J.J. Roberts,
who led the area in tack-
les, and defensive back/wide
receiver Trannon Myers were
both honorable mention


- -w

Ryan Ranie

JJ Roberts Jordan Todd

Port St. ]Joe High School

' Ash


Parker, a
senior forward,
led the Sharks
with 14 points in
a win over Lynn

double figures in
a win over West Gadsden.


1202 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach,
FL 32456

Port St. Joe
418 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL

) Mica


junior forward,
:;{.a'.'7 Ashcraft, a
had three goals
in a win over
Jefferson County,
an unassisted
: goal m a victory
over Chipley and
the Sharks lone
goal in a 3-1 loss to West Gadsden.


58 Fourth St.,
Apalachicola, FL

912 Northwest
Ave. A
Carrabelle, FL

850-648-5060 850-227-1416 850-653-9828 850-697-5626


January 20,
6:30 E:T.
January 26,
6:00 E.T.

Tracy Browning
for your
Sports Supply Needs

Reeves Furniture &
234 Reid Ave. 229-6374
All Wood Furniture, Gifts,
Wicker, Kitchen Cabinets

A-1 Oil &
Muffler Service
210 Hwy 71


The Star
Come Visit Us At Our New Location
135 W. Hwy. 98, Port
City Shopping Center

January 20,
8:00 E.T.
January 21,
7:30 E.T.
January 24,
7:30 E.T.

Bayside Lumber
516 First Street
Your Building
Materials Headquarters

Gulf Coast Real Estate Guide
Give Us A Call
To Place Your Ad Today
227-1278 or 653-8868



. A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006

rr or

- fp

= ;. .j.

F -rA 4rrielffa as

Sharks Take Two of Three; Remain Atop District

Port St. Joe remained
unbeaten in District 4-2A
and No. 10 in the state Class
2A sportswriters poll though
a busy week ended on a
down note.
The Sharks (8-8 overall)
romped past West Gadsden
to raise their district record
to 3-0 and split a pair of
games against larger Bay
County schools.'
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Port St. Joe 55, Lynn
Haven Mosley 53
After heading into the
locker room at halftime down
by one, the Sharks controlled
the second half of play and
nailed the key shots down
the stretch to secure a big
road victory.

Down 32-31 at the half,
the Sharks jumped to the
lead in the third period and
held off the Dolphins at the
foul line.
"It was a tight game,"
said Port St. Joe coach Derek
Kurnitsky. "We led the whole
second half and make free
throws at the end."
Ash Parker led the
Sharks with 14 points and
Ash Larry added 13.
Daniel Welch added
seven points, Zach Lee and
Mike Quinn six apiece, Kelly
Miller four, Arsenio Sanders
three and Channing Beard
Friday, Jan. 13
Port St. Joe 76, West
Gadsden 46

The Sharks might have
put together their best offen-
sive game of the season as
they remained unbeaten in
district play with a home
The Sharks erased all
doubts as to the outcome by
charging to a 34-23 halftime
lead and padded the margin
in each of the last two peri-
"We played outstanding,"
Kurnitsky said. "We moved
the ball well, we shot the
ball well. We shot the lights
out. We were clicking on all
Kelly Miller scored a
game- and season-high 23
points to pace the Sharks,
who also had Parker (12)
and Rashard Rouse (12) in

double figures.
Welch had nine points,
Sanders four and Larry had
three points and a team-high
nine rebounds.
Ricardo Clemmons,
Beard and Quinn all added
two points apiece.
Saturday, Jan. 14
Springfield Rutherford
47, Port St. Joe 41
As hot as the Sharks
were Friday, they were just
as cold on Saturday as visit-
ing Rutherford built an early
lead and held off Port St.
"We just didn't shoot
well," Kurnitsky said. "It was
just one of those nights."
The Sharks managed to
score in double figures in

Tuning up for District, Sharks Take on Arnold Friday

The Port St. Joe boys'
soccer regular season will
finish with a flourish on
Friday night as the Sharks
prepare to open District 1-2A
play the first of next week.
The Sharks are coming
off a 2-2 record the past two
weeks and will begin dis-
trict play at West Gadsden,
likely on Monday against
John Paul II, with whom the
Sharks have split two games
this season.
The Sharks (8-6-1 over-
all, 5-2-1 in. the district)
will likely be the No. 2 seed
behind West Gadsden, which
beat Port St. Joe 3-1 last
Friday. The seeding and
match-ups were not finalized
by press time.
"I still think we can' win
the district," said Coach Tom
. Curry. "I think the West
Gadsden game (the teams
tied the first time they met)
was more a question of
coaching errors.
"We made errors that
we can correct. We've made
adjustments and we have the
talent to make those adjust-
ments work. We are going
to be working on that this
The week ends with a stiff
test against Arnold, which
arrives at Shark Stadium at-
6 p.m. on Friday. The last
time those teams played,
Arnold escaped with a 5-4
"That will be a good
tune-up for the district,"
Curry said. "It will be a tough
Friday, Jan. 6
Wakulla 5, Port St. Joe.
Against the larger school,
Gator Booster Club

The Gator Booster' Club
will be having their first
meeting. of the New Year on
Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
CT in the Commons Area of
Wewahitchka High School.
All members and other per-
sons who are interested in
becoming a part of our local
Booster Club are urged to
attend. Anyone having any
questions or needing any
additional information may.
contact Dennis Peak 639-
5101 or Carolyn Husband-at.

the Sharks managed; only.
a goal by Carlos Castillo,
assisted by Alex Flanagan in
falling at home.
"We just didn't play very
well," Curry said.
Saturday, Jan. 7
Port St. Joe 7, Jefferson
County 1
The Sharks took to the
road and rebounded with
a flurry of goals from their
forwards, as Mica Ashcraft
scored three times, Will Just
had one goal and two assists
and Jimmy Curry had a goal
and an assist.
Ashcraft scored two early
goals, the first on an assist
from Just, the second unas-
Kurtis Krum added an
unassisted goal before Just
and Ashcraft hooked up
again to end the first half
Jeremy Baxley and Curry
added unassisted goals
before Just, on an assist from
Curry, finished the scoring.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Port St. Joe 5, Chipley
Taking advantage of a
penalty kick and a free kick,
both of which they converted
into goals, the; Sharks shut-
out Chipley.
Ashcraft started the
scoring with an unassisted
goal and Krum, assisted by
Baxley, increased the Port
St. Joe lead to 2-0.
Phillip Fuze then con-
verted a penalty kick.
"It was textbook, right
in. the upper corner where
the goalie couldn't reach it,"
Curry said.
Just added an unas-
sisted, goal and Krum fin-
ished the Shark scoring on
an unassisted goal.
"That was a decent game"

Youth Basketball

The All American Cage
Classic Tournament is
looking for all AAU, YBOA,
USSSA, JV and Varsity trav-
el teams to participate on
March 17-19, 2006. For more
information visit http://
www. aacctouraments.com/

www. aacctournaments.com
or contact Regional Director
David Montgomery at 813
610-7812 or via email at

by the team, Curry said.
Friday, Jan. 13
West Gadsden 3, Port
St. Joe 1
The Sharks were ahead
1-0 at the half, courtesy of a
Mica Ashcraft goal set up by
Jimmy Curry, but were out-
adjusted at halftime in losing

to the district's top seed.
"They made some adjust-
ments at halftime and caught
on to us and I just didn't fig-
ure out how to adjust until
it was too late," Curry said
in accepting the blame for
the loss.

just one of the four periods
and never found an offensive
Lee was the only Shark
in double figures with 12
points. Miller and Rouse had
seven points each and Parker,
Beard and Quinn each haa
four points.. Sanders added
three points.

Dixie Boys Meeting

There will be a meet-
ing to discuss the upcoming
Dixie Boys baseball season
on Thursday, Jan 26, begin-
ning at 6 p.m. at the STAC
housq on 8th St.
To be eligible for play
in Dixie Boys baseball, the
player must turn 13 before
May 1, 2006, and can't turn
15 on or before April 30,
2006. All Dixie Youth base-
ball officers, and all parents
and potential coaches are
encouraged to attend.

The Sharks hosted
Wewahitchka on Tuesday
night and will host
Blountstown on Friday before
traveling to Apalachicola on

Baseball Parents
Kickoff for the 2006
Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
Baseball is here once again-
and we are very excited to
start a newyear. Registration
will be held Jan. 21. from 9
-'12 CST at Vision Bank in
Wewahitchka. Please be sure
to bring your child's birth cer-
tificate with you to reOistra-
tion. Additionally, Manager
and Coach Applications will
also be available for indi-
viduals interested in hold-
ing a head coach position.
For more information, please
contact Christy McDaniel or
Linda Jo Chumney.

Wewahitchka High Schoo0l

... No





Mexico Port St. Joe Apalac icola Carrabelle
Beach 418'CeilG.Costi, 912 Northwest
1202 Hwy. 98 Sr. lvd. -Ave. A
Port St. Joe, FL P A0001
Mexico Beach, FL 90. arrabelle, FL
32456 3245 : 32322
850-648-5060 850-227-1416 850-453-9828 850-697-5626

,'~s Q'vT QpT..TT .




January 19, Home
6:00 C.T.
January 20, Away
6:00 C.T.

January 24, Home
6:00 C.T.

January 19, Home
5:00/7:30 C.T.

January 20, Away
7:30 C.T.

January 24, Home
5:00/7:30 C.T.

SLEmerafd Coast

Federal Credit Union
530 Cecil G. Costin, Sr Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 101 East River Road
emeraldcoastfcu.com Wewahitchka, FL 32465
850-227-116 50-69-024


Your Hometown Country Station

WOCY 106.5 FM




The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 9A

Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years



Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

UA I ne Soar, rorT aT. Joe, rL inursaay, junuuIy 17, /vuu


Griffin praised Belin's
"cool, calm and collected"
demeanor and called her an
excellent choice for teacher
of the year.
"My shoes are very well
filled," Griffin said.
Scott Lamberson
Port St. Joe High School
principal Duane McFarland
often finds himself lingering
in science teacher Scott
Lamberson's classroom long
after the four or five minutes
he usually reserves for his
daily walk-throughs.
Lamberson's ability to
place his lessons in a real-
world context with humor
and genuine enthusiasm
captivates both his students
and principal alike.
"He is an innovative
teacher and the kids love
him," said McFarland. "He
makes learning fun."
Lamberson supplements
his chemistry and marine
science lectures with hands-
on activities in the lab and
.outside the classroom.
His students attend
annual field trips aboard
a Raffield Fisheries' boat,
where they learn about the
marine life of St. Joe Bay.
McFarland described
Lamberson as an engaging


P~, A

teacher with a palpable love
for his job.
"You can feel the energy
and passion for the science
that he teaches," McFarland
Outside the classroom,
Lamberson encourages his
students to be civic minded.
He sponsors the Key Club,
which performs a variety of
community service projects
such as Adopt a Highway
and beach cleanup.
Lest Lamberson be
troubled by the principal's
prolonged presence in his
classroom, McFarland offered
an explanation "I'm just
very impressed with him."
Kim Ludlam
When Lisa Adkins' first-
year mentor left for maternity
leave this Christmas, she
knew there was one person
she could count on for help.
Fellow Wewahitchka
Elementary School fifth-
grade teacher, Kim Ludlam,
has served as a second
mentor for Adkins since the
school year began, always
willing to lend advice and
For a young teacher still
finding her way, Ludlam is a
perfect model to follow.
Adkins described her

colleague as a hands-on
teacher who has a natural
rapport with her students.
"She's just friendly
and open with them. You
can see they don't have any
hesitation in going to her,"
said Adkins, who has been
impressed with Ludlam since
observing her during her
student teaching days.
Ludlam addresses a
variety of academic needs
within a single lesson and
gives her students individual
She gives her colleagues
individual attention, too,
encouraging them to hang in
there when times get tough.
"She's really been
very helpful to me," noted
Misty Wood
One of Pam Lister's first
actions as the newly-formed
Wewahitchka Middle School
principal was to hire math
teacher Misty Wood.
Four years later, Lister
recognizes the soundness of
her decision.
Lister described Wood as
the school's resident techno-
wizard and an innovative
teacher who uses technology
to enhance her lessons.
Wood has mastered the
grant-funded interactive
math program, Quizdom,
which allows her students
to solve math problems on a
large projection screen using

a remote control.
"She makes math fun,"
noted Lister. "She always
says, 'If I'm getting bored
with the lesson, I know they
Wood's talents extend
beyond the classroom.
She serves as the school's
technology coordinator, and
helps her fellow teachers
navigate attendance' and
gradebook computer
She also coaches the girls'
basketball and Odyssey of the
Mind teams, and coordinates
a variety of activities aimed
at encouraging good behavior
and attendance.
Lister is continuously
impressed by Wood's varied
talents, and her manifold
contributions toWewahitchka
Middle School.
"She's so much more
than a teacher," Lister said.
Sherry Herring
The school system will
lose another dedicated teacher
this year when Wewahitchka
High School English teacher
Sherry Herring retires after
30 years in education.
The loss is especially
difficult for the high school's
new principal, Larry
White, who regrets that he
will have only one year to
admire Herring's inspiring
White has witnessed
first-hand Herring's expert

descent, required .too much
The channel span under
the new bridge, however, will
be widened enough to allow
two boats to pass under

Preliminary work on the
project began August, 2004.
Actual construction did
not begin for several more

. Alltel Retail Stbres
Alabama Panama City
Othan 2503 Hvo 77 N.
2927 Ross Clark r. 1850) 785-7000
334) -4111 ParSt.e
ELonide 82011 Reid Ave.
Marianna .850) 227.-1088
2811 Hwy.71
j850) 526-7701

Shop at a Participating
Business Sales
18501 i84.9397
Panama City

I Authorized Agentsi Equipment & promotional offers at these locations may vary.
Alabama Ozark Chipley
Daleville Wireless Co. S&S Wireless
Wireless Plus (334)774-0779 (850) 638-3133
(334) 598-2355 1334)774-9660 Graceville
Dolhan Florida Obar'slnsurance
The Wireless Co. Apalachicolas (850)123-4483
1334)6731501 Beach Computer Svcs. Madonna
Wireless Advantage 1 (850) 653-1234 Capital Cellular
(334) 671-4795 Blountstown (850) 5264022

(3341 702-0333
(304) 702-4200

8&B Eectronics
(850) 674-3711

The Wireless Co.
1850) 482-6255
Panama City
Wireless Advantage
(850) 873-6060
Proud Sponsor of:.

Federal, state & local taxes apply, In addition, Alltal changes a Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee (currently 56 ), a Telecom Connectivity Fee (currently 5Sc), federal & state Universal Service Fund fees
(both vary by customer usage), & a 911 fee of up to $1.94 (where 911 service is available). These additional fees may not be taxes or government-required charges & are subject to change. Phone
Promotions: Phones available at sale prices to new customers & eligible existing customers. Requires activation of a qualifying Alitel rate plan. Contact Alltel to determine if you are eligible. $9.99
Add Lives: 1 line .iius lie a primary line of service on select rate plans $59.99 & higher, with no more than 4 secondary lines at $9.99/month each. 2-year service agreement required for each line in
conjunction with a phone promotion. Largest Network Claim: Based upon analysis by an independent research company in July 2905, which compared marketed coverage patterns at the time of
their creation of each wireless carrier without allowance for variations due to electrical interference, customer equipment, topography & each carrier's translation& defined preferences of their own
internal engineering data. Additional Information: Limited-time offer ate .,n..pal.rq i,.: ,t,..:. While supplies last, Credit approval & approved handset required. $20 non-refundable activation fee
applies per line. 820(Fearly termination fee may apply per line. Offers are subject to toe Aiuel Terms & Conditions for Communications Services available at any Alitel store or alltel.com. All product &
service marks referenced are the names, trade names, trademarks & logos of their respective owners. Screen images are simulated.

Tyndall AFB

Ateihu bmInmded
/ Consumer .

Bridges Through Time

Overstreet bridge Originally j terry. then a Ioaling or swing
bridge cars arind people drove/walked onto a ponlori bridge, and a barge
literally swung Ihe pontoon bridge around to the other side Current bridge
constructed in 1980s When it was bull, construction started from each end.
When they met in Ihe middle, Ihe wesi end was one foot higher than the east
side. It was corrected beicre opening

Highland View bridge Originally a timber bridge built In
1925: bridge relocated and replaced in 19511 with a concrete drawbridge at a
recorded cost l $5 5141 Current bridge bull in early 1990s.

White City bridge Originally a limber bridge built in 1920:
replaced wilh concrete drawbridge in 19'41j: current bridge built prior to
Overstreet bridge

Bryant Patton (St. George Island) bridge- new
bridge opened in 2003. original bridge opened in 1965 as a toll bridge, toll
was dropped in 1992 when bridge was paid lor

Blountstown bridge Ic/ver Apalachicola River between
Blounislown and Bristlol)- new bridge runs parallel to existing historic bridge
built in late 1930s at cost dl $975 000

John Gorrie Memorial bridge lover Apalachicola Bay)-
Original bridge, since replaced was built in 1935 lor $944,500; causeway
was rebuilt in 1954.

Facial and Body Treatments

n .-.....

eat what you crav-.

Visit Dr. May in the morning, have
the "Mini-Implant System" placed in less
than two hours, then go out and enjoy
your favorite lunch.

This is a one-stage procedure that involves
minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the
typical months of healing. All for a fraction of the
cost of conventional implants.

Call for your complimentary consultation

Frank D. May, DMD, PA
319 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Therapeutic S5dn Treatments
r": Customized Fadals Chemical Peels
I,'Waxing Microdermabtasion
Skin Care Products


For an appointment, please call

(850) 227-1953
NMelindaA. Demenr, Ae thetician
lliams Avenue Port St.Joe, Fldrida

315 Wi

control of the English
language and her ability to
engage students in literary
"She keeps them
interested in the subject,
and that's a challenge," said
White most admires
Herring's challenging
curriculum, her requirement
that students write often
and think deeply about their
In describing Herring,
White avoids the word
"tough," in favor of a more
nuanced definition.
"I think she is a teacher
that has high expectations for
students but has compassion
for students as well," White
White has heard many
of Herrings' former students
credit her with helping to
prepare them for college and
life outside the classroom.
"That's the best
compliment I can give her,"
said White.
Jordan Linton
Jordan Linton has
earned the distinction of the
county's itinerant Teacher of

the Year.
The only county-wide
behavioral specialist in the
district, Linton's case load
is double that of other
counselors. She sees roughly
100 students on a regular
Linton divides her time
between Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka, and tends
to student behavioral
emergencies as a member
of the district's Crisis
Management Team.
She also works closely
with Children and Family
Services, conducting in-home
visits with children and their
Deborah Crosby, the
district's Coordinator of
Special Services, described
Linton as a champion who
never complains and readily
accepts challenges, big and
"All I can say is, she's the
best," Crosby said.

The county-wide teacher
of the year will be announced
at a faculty meeting tentatively
scheduled for Wednesday,
Feb. 8.

Bridge Delay Fro Page IA

wwwaborelinesidneue. cam

IAA TL,- r4-. D-4 C I-- rl Tk ... -4- Injm 19 900A

! : ?:i:


Katrina's Relative Poses Grave Threat to Gulf County

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
On August 29, 2005, a
cataclysmic natural event
changed forever the way
the United States viewed
Hurricane Katrina
slammed into the western
Gulf Coast, showing precisely
what winds, and especially

storm surge, can do to man-
made structures.
Gulf County residents
were already familiar with
these lessons, learning from
teachers like Dennis, Ivan,
Earl, Opal and Elena.
Duringits early formation,
Katrina was forecasted to
hit Apalachicola, but veered
westward, leaving Gulf

County and the surrounding
area trembling with relief.
But this region,
specifically Gulf County, is
overdue for a direct hit from
a hurricane, and, from all
indications, it could easily be
Katrina's big sister, or worse,
her mother.
What If A "Katrina" Hits

Using the Gulf County
Emergency Management
Office's updated evacuation
zone maps, hurricane surge
zone map, and reference
points from the Saffir-
Simpson Hurricane Scale,
here's what could happen in
south Gulf County (from just
south of Overstreet straight
across the county to just
south of Dalkeith) when a
super storm (Category 5)
Building Failure, Mobile
Mobile homes, of which
there are many, would
basically disappear. Since
Hurricane Andrew, mobile
home building codes have
been tightened, with Zone
III mobile homes advertised
to withstand upper end
Category 3 storms.
But a great deal of these
mobile homes' survival
depends on extraneous
things, including proper
installation on site, adequate
maintenance, sufficient
tie-downs, fully supportive
and non-damaged pilings,
site drainage, and wind-
mitigating landscaping.
Many older buildings,
especially of non-reinforced
masonry or wood walls, would
collapse, with complete roof
failure on most buildings.
It remains to be seen
how many of the newest
buildings, both residential
and commercial, that have
been built in the last five
years to the more stringent
building codes, will survive.
The closer to the water,
the greater the chances of
buildings succumbing to
storm surge and erosion of
Flooding, Erosion, Storm
The depth of inland
penetration by storm
surge varies, depending on
topography. In south Gulf
County the landscape is flat,
only a few feet .above sea
level, allowing storm surge
to run inland as far as two
miles. Storm surge creates
steady flooding, and can
wreck homes, pull boats and
cars inland or out to sea.
Hurricane Dennis gave
the county a first-hand look
at an 8-12 foot storm surge
on the Cape and at Indian

Any building located
within 1,500 feet of any
shoreline, and less than 15
feet off the ground, would
receive major or total damage,
such as anything on St.
Joseph Peninsula, C30A and
C30E themselves, and any
buildings along these roads
between a quarter and a third
of a mile from the water.
Port St. Joe and Highland
View are not immune to
storm surge, as many people
According to Marshall
Nelson, Director of Emergency
Management for Gulf County,
many residents think that
St. Joseph Peninsula keeps
hurricane storm surge
from hitting the waterfront
property on the east shore of
the bay.
Not so, said Nelson. The
peninsula keeps breaking
waves from forming on top
of the storm surge, but that
is all.

After all, the bay is
open to the Gulf on one
side, allowing currents and
rising water to enter freely,
especially depending on
the hurricane's angle of
Storm surge inside St.
Joseph Bay could easily
reach 20 feet or more.
Katrina's storm surge
was 35 feet at New Orleans,
25 feet around Biloxi, Ms.
Gulf front shoreline in
the county could expect the
Assuming a direct
hit from Mexico Beach to
Apalachicola, damage would
depend significantly on
whether or not Gulf County
is on the right front or left
front quadrant of the land-
falling hurricane. Statistics
show that more damage is
inflicted in the right front
quadrant of the approaching
storm, where winds and
(See HURRICANE on Page 12A)


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

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


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

Climate Controlled
Sizes Available
5' x 10' @ $85.00) Month
10' x 10' @ $105 Month
10' x 15' @' $135 Month
10' x 20' @Ca 185 Month









ALTHA 25463 NORTH MAIN STREET 850.762.3417
BRISTOL 10956 NW STATE ROAD 20 850.643.2221
MEXICO BEACH 1202 HIGHWAY 98 850.648.5060
PORT ST. JOE 418 CECIL G. COSTIN JR. BLVD. 850.227.1416

*APY is Annual Percentage Yield. APYs are accurate as of 1/10/06. Fees may reduce account earnings.
For the 10 month CD, the minimum balance to obtain the stated APY is $500 and will require a checking or NOW account such.as
Superior's Free Checking or Treasury Checking accounts. Substantial penalty for early withdrawal.
For T'easury Checking, the minimum balance to open this account is $50. 3.35% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) will be paid on
balances of $50,000 and up; 2.75% APYon balances between $25,000 $49,999; 2.25% APYon balances between $5,000 $24,999;
0.15% APY on balances less than $5,000. After account opening, the APY and interest rates are subject to change at any time without
notice. Treasury Checking accounts are limited to individuals and non-profit entities.


has become... UPERIOR

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 IIA

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

['AMTI Flu r Pa,rt 0. uSF I -IIr F *Tursday. Januay .19.206Esalihd-97-erig uf-ont-ndsrrunig rasfr 8yer

storm surge are greatest, Katrin
pushed by counter-clockwise In
circulating winds, near i
Any areas around in dat
water, property close to the not c
Intracoastal Waterway, any side, x
of the rivers, Lake Wimico, unexp
Wetappo Creek, other smaller surges
creeks, and drainage canal both s
systems in Mexico Beach and T
St. Joe Beach are vulnerable Ex
to massive flooding, trees
Overstreet is just 6.5 surrou
miles inland, White City less would
than that. toothp
Rapidly rising water picture
flowing up rivers and canals Missi,
create lake and river surges, showir
which can be just as deadly vegeta
as coastal storm surges. 2004,
It was river surges that (Categ,
hit Wakulla County during acre B
Hurricane Dennis, and lake east oI
surge that caused Lake 1.5 m
Ponchartrain to over flow the timber
levees in New Orleans during 185,0(

addition, houses
inland waterways are
anger of being flooded
inly from the Gulf
with storm surge, but
ectedly from inland
s, creating flooding from
ides simultaneously.
rrees, Vegetation
expect almost all
to fall. The area's
ending pine forests
become forests of
picks. Besides the
es from the devastated
ssippi coastline
ng the reduction of
tion, consider this: in
during Hurricane Ivan
ory 3), in the 200,000
Blackwater Forest just
f Pensacola, more than
million board feet of
was downed across
)0 acres.

.1 Bradley's

Rutoi lntALic GateS


Since 1982 Serving the Panhandle
(850) 227-9866

Surprisingly, according
to research compiled since
Hurricane Andrew, many
native species of palm trees
and native vegetation will
survive a Category 5 and
recuperate quickly.
Massive Evacuation
Evacuation up to 10 miles
inland may be required.
Add a Category 5
storm surge, and the entire
southern half of the county
would need to leave.
Draw a line from the
southernmost road in
Overstreet straight across
to the southernmost road in
Dalkeith, and add the area
from the Gulf County/Bay
County line east past Howard
Creek to the Apalachicola
River; that's the area included
in a Category 5 storm surge.
Take that same area,
divide it in half north to
south, straight up from
Indian Pass, and almost
the entire eastern half is in
a surge zone from just a
tropical storm.
Although storm surge
maps show two strips of land
above the Category 5 storm
surge boundary, running
roughly across the county
and just inside eastern
Mexico Beach, the entire
southern half of the county
is included in both Category
4 and 5 evacuation zones.
Escape Routes
Low-lying escape routes
will be cut off by rising water
3-5 hours before the arrival

262 Old Bay City Road


2 BO 1 BA home on 1/2 acre lot, perfect starter home or weekend getaway] Just min- /
-utes from boat landings and great fishing Home is very cozy and well kept. $135,000 /
/ /

/"Yur Secure Line n Real Estate"/

SPort St. Joe '-Office '

Mobi..900 /0
a "" ^-^\,, ^^" ^ll ^\

of the center of the storm.
But with storm force winds
well out from the center of
the eye, all bridges leading
from Bay. Gulf, Franklin,
Wakulla, Calhoun and Liberty
counties will be closed hours
in advance. Most bridges in
the region are closed when
winds reach a sustained
speed of 50 mph.
Evacuation routes for
the Cape San Bias/Indian
Pass areas are CR30A/E to
CR71 in Port St. Joe. All

residents take CR71 through
Wewahitchka, CR73 north of
Wewa through Marianna to
Highway 231 into Dothan,
Alabama. Mexico Beach
residents take CR386 to
Wewahitchka, then follow
the same route.
All posted evacuation
routes from Gulf County
cross at least one bridge.
including the Overstreet
bridge on CR386; Highland
View bridge; White City bridge
on CR71: and the smaller

bridge at north Wewahitchka
over Dead Lake.

A Weighty Issue: Why Storm
Surge Is So Destructive
Pretend, just tfor a moment,
that the water In the Gulf could be
shaped like giant Ice cubes.
Make a cute oft water three
feet tall, three feet wide, and three
feel thick. Since water weighs
almost 1.700 pounds per cubic
yard, thal's what your cube weighs.
Now, start slacking cubes of
water until they are 20 feel high.
Twenty feet is the lower average
for a Category 5 storm surge. Now,
add to your 20 toot stack of cubes
lengthwise, making a row of 20 loot
high cubes about 100 miles long,
or roughly from Port St. Joe to
Tallahassee or to Fort Walton.
Thrl, start stacidng row after
row of tase water cubes. all 20 feet.
high, all 100 miles long. Turn them
back into plain water, and start
them moving from the Gulf to land.
Add a wind blowing all these
rows of cubes landward faster than
155 miles per hour. That's about
the speed of a slow qualifying day
on most NASCAR Iracks.
Then add breaking waves on
top of the 20-foot high rows, with
the rows moving like a rield of
NASCAR drivers, one right behind
the next, heading toward shore and
all the houses in their way. Each
row of waves hits the buildings
.on shore, like drivers slamming
Into the retaining wall at Daytona.
Only these "cars" are stacks of 20-
foot high "cubes," EACH weighing
nearly 1.700 pounds!
This battering continues
relentlessly for eight to fourteen
hours, generally the length of time
f takes a hurricane to clear its point
of landtall, both front and back of
the eye.
This is why whole forests are
reduced to matohsticks, concrete
Is broken and tossed, buildings
disappear, and erosion is so


DLkr '.tat. f- ii a, ..i gena ie C at ida.. ed

Bridges and dentures are remarkably effective ways to restore appearance and function when teeth are
lost, but there are situations when they are not completely satisfactory.
Once natural teeth have been removed there is a tendency for the bone to "resorb" and actually shrink.
The eventual result can be a denture which no longer fits. This process sometimes leaves the bone ridge
thin and sharp. The result could be irritated and painful gums that can no longer support artificial den-
tures. There are also those situations where accident, disease, surgery, or genetic defect will not adequately
support crowns, bridges or dentures. In these situations great success has been achieved by implanting
anchors which are surgically placed in the bone and act as firm foundations for beautiful and functional
artificial tooth replacements. Although they certainly aren't indicated in every situation, there are times
when they seem to provide the only really satisfactory answer. New mini-implants can often provide per-
manent support for dentures in one appointment and for about one-third the cost of regular implants.
Come visit our new state of the art facility.1

Here's a tip that can

lower your power bill.

It's your fingertip. Set your thermostat a little lower in the winter months.
Electricity is an exceptional value, and it's a controllable cost. Saving you
money is important at your local electric cooperative.

Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative
A "Tuchstone Energy' C perative

639-2216 www.gcec.com 1-800-333-9392

- From Page 12A

Our deferred annuity

plan will interest you.

R r iil're ln~ere~tcd in ce.mrnin2h, hw
Nav~ings, num.: Jfcrred m~d with no-
then we have the Plan fbr N-CLUi rhl
ALITO-0%% ner-, Life ln-uitince LCrnpanv.

Con-,ntribution; to the plan can
be made when it'W convenient
for you. Stop in our di_.ncv
andd c u, todav!

.,uto-Owner insurance
Ufe Home Car Bu:in,,E,
'A/lt/t -niyH1'

Coastal Insurance Agency


Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

12A The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006

intcrcst ton pour

mts antIIsne S I J / w e v'' ^'-- 'O-- O..t W O..-w-, -- w ---

Living History Day at the Constitution Museum

'a- Y.:

Professional Nail

Care Specialist

T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and the
Constitutional Convention Museum State Park presented demon-
strations of life as it was in the 1830s for Gulf County students on
The event was designed to demonstrate ancestral lifestyles
of the inhabitants of St. Joseph during a time when Florida's first
Constitution was signed at the Constitutional Convention in 1838.
Students witnessed demonstrations of soap making, candle
making, rendering lard and cracklings, sewing demonstrations,
turpentine, and still demonstrations, among others.

Specializing in
Spa Pedicure
Acrylic UV Gel
Silk Extreme
Nail Art

Amber & Truong
220 Reid Ave.,
Downtown Port St. Joe
Gift Certificates



4X-' Aw

Why not start with one of the first things most
people notice about you... your teeth? Heck, we'll
even make it easier for you with a free complete
exam and x-rays. That's right free for the entire
month of January and February. Now you have
one less excuse for avoiding the Dentist. Let the
staff at Dr. Lister's office keep your smile healthy
in a friendly, stress free environment that will
make you feel, truly at home. So take a short drive
to Downtown Wewahitchka and let us share our
home with you!
Free exam and xrays for new patients only!

Call today for an appointment.
Ask about our Specials.
403 Hw 71 S.Wewahtchk'nagIFL
^^^^^^^^^^^H^^^^^^^^^License #15437^^^^

Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
S Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers
f -:The agenda will include the following topics:
A 1. Approval of Resolution Supporting Existing Route or Change to Bay
;Town Trolley Route #1
l -,2. Approval of Amendment to the Agreement for Operation of Bay
Town Trolley
3. Approval of Letter Requesting Local Government to Contribute
6 Funding for Bay Town Trolley Service
4. Approval of Bay County Transportation Disadvantaged Board
Actions regarding Community Transportation Coordinator
5. Review of 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan Needs Assessment
for Adoption at February 22, 2006 TPO Meeting
7. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address the
TPO regarding transportation issues.
The TPO's Advisory Committees will meet as shown below on
i Wednesday, January 25, 2006, in the Panama City City Hall:
'-Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m.
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 12:00 Noon
Agendas are available on the TPO's website at www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/bctpo.
Direct questions or comments to Mr. Nick Nickoloff at 1-800-226-8914, ekt
212, or nickoloffn@wfrpc.dst.fl.us.
The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meet-
ings in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and for lan-
guage requirements other than English. Please notify Ms. Ellie Roberts
of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914, ext 218, at least
"''. ,; : 7".. ;"48 hours in advance.

227-3319 639-3319
149 A Commerce Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL
Locally Owned and Operated
LIC. #RA0067143
******Winter Special*******
Have your unit cleaned for only $50.00!! Regularly $93.00!!
$150.00 off any complete system change out
$75.00 off any air handler or condenser change out
Offer good through February 28 18089




Helping Hands Make The Difference


If you have Medicare (Part B) or Medicaid and are an
Insulin Dependent (Type I) or a Non-Insulin DependenL
(Type II) Diabetic, you may be entitled to a pair of diabetic
shoes each year, at no. cost to you.
Please join us for our Free Diabetic Shoe Clinic.
Dr. Mario Coto will be on hand to provide you with a
free fitting.

When: Friday, January 27th &
Saturday, January 28th

Where: Clinicare Home Medical
171 Highway 98
Sellers Plaza

Call 670-5555 for your appointment.

Dr. David B. Lister, DMD


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 13A

Fc#rvkiichpci 1937 Servina Gulf countv and surrounding


areas for 68 years


A T........ Po........Jo. FL T......da.. January 1906Etbihd13 evn ufco yadsronigaesfr6 er


to Antarctica.
The ship sailed through
the Drake Passage, crossing
the Antarctic Convergence
where the warm waters of the
Atlantic, Pacific and Indian
Oceans converge with the
cold waters of the Antarctic
On board, the staff
prepped the crew for what
they would encounter on the

"- From Page 1A

mainland, while McLawhon
scribbled furiously in his
Their 12-day voyage
complete, the McLawhons
exited the Endeavour in
rubber Zodiac boats and
readied their four cameras.
McLawhon bought a
digital camera especially for
the trip, and took along three
others for backup.

McLawhon took this photograph aboard the National
Geographic Endeavour, the ship that carried him from the tip of
South America to Antarctica.

He had been most excited
about seeing the penguins,
and was not disappointed by
the peninsula's three brush-
tailed varieties: the Adelie,
Gentoo and Chinstrap.
The Endeavour staff had
cautioned the crew not to
provoke or challenge the
penguins and asked that
they keep a five- to six-foot
But the penguins were
ready to mingle.
"They didn't seem to
have any fear of people at
all," remembered McLawhon.
"They came right up and
examined us."
For McLawhon, the
penguins were "by far"
the most fascinating of all
Antarctica's wildlife, with the
possible exception of some
fun loving seals.
During their seven-day
* expedition, the McLawhons
also encountered a wide
variety ofbirds and humpback
and Wright whales.
To take the chill off, the
travelers dug holes on the
shore, where volcanic activity
heats the water beneath the
The bracing cold did
hot freeze McLawhon's
enthusiasm. While in Alaska,
he had grown accustomed to

A sea lion naps on the ice. McLawhon also encountered seals, two types of whales and a variety
of birds during the expedition.

temperatures that dropped
to 60 below.
He zipped up his parka
and trained his lens on the
towering glaciers.
The lectures continued
throughout the expedition.
Every evening, the staff
debriefed the crew on what
they had witnessed in the
McLawhon carried his
notes back home to Parrish,
along with 700 stunning
photographs of his Antarctic

He emailed one
snapshot, of he and Carol
amid an assemblage of Adelie
penguins, to The Star last
week, with a few brief words
of explanation.
The photo was a sort of
postcard to his Port St. Joe
friends, whom he encounters
occasionally at Class of
1954 reunions and visits
with his stepmother, Audra
McLawhon, who still lives in

In the time between his
next class reunions, he will
likely have more stories to
After capping off their
Antarctica vacation with a
10-day South American tour,
he and Carol now have their
sights set on a Nile cruise.
After that, it's whatever
strikes their fancy.
"There are a few other
places we haven't been,"
McLawhon said.

.jIFTS -u.I

L -1 ........ ..........



Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

14A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 ill

Reunion Recalls Glory of Another Era

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Years from now histo-
rians will search for clues
about the foundation from
which a community sprouted
between the late 1930's and
They would be able to
note, if they chose, that on
A cool windy Saturday in
January, many of the bricks
that bore that weight gath-
ered at Port St. Joe High
I Nearly 200 men. and
women congregated in the
high school's Commons area
last weekend to break bread,
laugh and shed a tear or two,
swap stories, trade jokes and
4abs, hug and vigorously
shake hands, remember fam-
ily losses and revisit for a few
hours a time in their lives in
which the whistle of a paper
mill marked the day.

The 2nd annual Old Mill
Family Reunion, bringing
together those who worked
at the St. Joe Paper Mill,
filled Port St. Joe High School
with the sort of cacophony
a family makes upon being
And if there were doubts
this event was in fact a fam-
ily reunion, they were erased
by the camaraderie and fel-
lowship of those who turned
a chilly day warm with mem-
"As you get older you
realize what a reunion like
this means to you," said
David Stoudamire, a former
Port St. Joe resident now
living in Liberty County. "It
means a lot. This is a family.
If it wasn't a family then we
wouldn't all be here."
They descended upon
the high school in droves.
This year's attendance was

far above last year's first
reunion, the reunion an idea
that germinated in the minds
of a close group of former
colleagues stoked b, a desire
to catch up and answer the
question, "Where are the,
now?." as it pertained to doz-
ens and dozens of the folks
they saw each day. worked
next to each day. ate and
worshiped with for years.
"This gathering is so
important to me," said Da-rion
Dawson, one of the orga-
nizers of the event, which
lured former mill workers
from around the region to

Port St. Joe and which was
catered by the Red Top Cafe
of Apalachicola.
"It's not easy to get some-
thing like t gin m. D.-. -c o r
cntirinLied. "Ever,yb:d-,-d, h
participated. I -ust re-iliv
appreciate th-1em All of -ii.
a'e brothers."
The l biotherhl::od cruos-secd
all lines. \Vhite .-id, bl- ck.
itanagemn-ient arnd l iunun
workerss the\ were orne, a-
thev, haie been since the mill
closed for good in 1 :'9. since
the behemoth aI reduc,:-d
to rubble several .ears ag....
There might ha'e b:-ei

lines of demarcation while
the wood chips were still
arriving, reduced to pulp and
paper, but those lines were
lonrig -a, er '-ed ,:-. the rrl!l
*.ent drio.r- rl nd as- replaced'
by th,- borl-_ formed durin
*e.r-v- e, ,n dec._ades of labor
Sctlhin the sprayV. IiLng fclht-,.

ute the mill closed for good.
That's a neat thing."
Howard Quackenbush,
a manager at the plant for
hi- last 1 5. 'e- r. at the m ill.
.,:.uld offer a.n appropriatee
e:-.ai.mpl .
IQ Liu '> ke-ii:, h ".'.' as ri -
,,.cnti..,bhI for thle red .hit,=

.\\th.t's nic-,:e about thl-i- ..d blue h-'-d hiti- \vor
i, -i h bi-rith ides. aid '.ei -I I-Cit i the p -int. I'N rri-
ic',t i',-N rri' notl, lr thaI t nrot,-: th.-t ,hler worker-: s.,.
there us.-d to .i IleA Ir d',i t tiiL hat entc rini i their areia.
-sin, bet-ee,-n_ mrrn:,- emrnt n r 'h= kn'hew tri: get bu--s,. t,:
a-id to'-uni inc[un mi-ent-ber.r fi'ni _Iometrhlnig tj v.work on.
whu punched the time c.:'lock such ,,cas' the dLathority of
* There 'I-i't that rine .ir-tn QLac' k[-e-ibusih.
more it as c---olne the nmTI- (See Reunion on Page 14B)

Jainice 1-hll Construction, inc.

New 1-lonie For Sale

I bcdri '. 'tri b' h .uh h ic at~curc''. Ii ird oid HI.' rrii' itde in
kitchern and h.chcrv~inc.-r Aphaici~c.. NlucilR. (vd
';ubli' I m 'Ii s$V~iuj 11 1

.i ", 7 r e

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006

Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

............ .... J v l

Benny Goodman Tribute Theme C

of January 30 Jazz Concert

Pete and

Apalachicola Office
71 Market St.
850- 653-2555

Elinor Burgher

Burghers Celebrate

50th Anniversary

Married on December
31, 1955, Pete and Elinor
Burgher, of Indian Pass,
celebrated their 50th anni-
versary this past December
31 with a quite family din-
ner. They have two chil-
dren, Karl E. Burgher, PhD
and PE,'who is President of
University of Maine-Presque
Isle, and Carol E. Binggeser,
GIA and MBA, who teacher
8th grade Science in Orion,
Michigan. Karl has four
daughters, Kristy, Laura,
Jacqueline and Madeline

*Home Owner's







*Small Business


and two children by his mar-
riage to Lynn, Aaron and
Sarah. Carol and husband
Ralph have two sons, Erik
and Peter. Elinor grew up in
Poughkeepsie, NY and mod-
eled on 7th Avenue in New,
York when she met Pete who
grewup in Massachusetts and
California and was attending
Williams College and then
Columbia University. They
were introduced by a mutual
friend in what Pete said was
"the only blind date that ever
worked out".

Hannon Insurance is
proud to be one of the oldest,
continuously owned family
businesses in Gulf County.
We pride ourselves on pro-
viding the best personal serv-
ice possible to our clients.
I Take advantage of our
FREE quotes for any
insurance service. Then
shop for insurance like you
would anything else.,
Compare our rates. You'll
appreciate our low-pres-
sure service.

The Best Coverage. The Best Price.
The Best Company. The Best Agent.

First Floridian nsH i n
A Travelers Company Insurance

e.... 850-227-1133,

Roy Smith'Andy Smith*Karen ClarkeLaura Ramsey*Cindy Ward

Hill Community Office
184 Eighth.St.

The Gulf Jazz Society's
2006jazz series opens Jan. 30
at 7 p.m. at the Black Angus
Restaurant Banquet Hall
with a nationally acclaimed
New York City jazz sextet led
by cornets Ed Polcer. Polcer
and his "All-Stars" will pay
tribute to legendary clarinet-
ist Benny Goodman in a pro-
gram including Goodman's
most familiar music.
WKGC Radio- personality
Peter Michael Bardach will
emcee the program. In addi-
tion to the Goodman mate-
rial, Polcer will take listeners
on a musical stroll down New
York's famed 52nd Street
where Polcer and his Jazz
All-Stars will draw listeners
into the smoky clubs that
housed the New York Classic
Jazz style, interspersing
music with narrative, a bit
of nostalgia and humor, The
band remains faithful to
traditional jazz, with pure

Carrabelle Office
108 Avenue A, Ste B
850- 697-2555

improvisation on both solos
and ensemble work. But in
tempo, it evokes the 1950s,
when the Swing Era was in
full sway.
Polcer, a former tour
partner with the Goodman
band, joined Goodman's
Sextet for an American tour
in 1973. Polcer shared own-
ership with Eddie Condon of
the famous Condon's Jazz
Club in New York City before
the club closed in 1985.
During the past several
years, Polcer has become one
of the most sought after per-
formers on the jazz festival
circuit. He has appeared
in hundreds of concerts,
festivals and jazz par-
ties throughout the United
States, Canada and Europe,
including numerous return
appearances at the Newport/
Kool/JVC Festival in New
Since 1996, Polcer's

.* '
: ,.

Sale, with proceeds benefiting United Cerebral Palsy, of Panama City.

Port St Joe Office
401 Reid Ave.

"Magic of Swing Street"
classic jazz series has been
preformed at jazz festivals
worldwide, including three
appearances at New York's
Lincoln Center. He has also
preformed the show with sev-
eral symphony orchestras.
In the mid '90's Ed
toured Germany as the lead-
er of an international band,
and he toured Japan with
the "World's Greatest Jazz
Admission cost for the
event is $20 ($15 for jazz
society members). Food and
beverages may be ordered
from the menu. Proceeds
from the event go to support
the Gulf Jazz Society's annu-
al free "Jazz-By-the-Bay" fes-
tival, to be Held in Panama
City next fall.
Ticket information is
available from Larry Fletcher,
784-2106 or Bob Borich,

Florida Doll Show and

2006 Doll Show and Fundraiser

The 11th Annual North her faithfulness is' greatly
Florida Doll Show and Sale appreciated.
benefiting United Cerebral The show will feature 60
Palsy of Panama City'will be tables with vendors from six
held Jan. 28 from 9-30 a.mm states. Therewill be. a- silent
to 4 p.m. (CT) at the Holiday auction'rtable, raffle table and
Inn Select on Hwy. 77 in front donation table, with nothing
of the Panama City Mall. over $5.
Cynthia Orgeron, a All proceeds from the
Louisiana-based certified tables will benefit UCP.
doll appraiser will appraise The Doll and Bear Study
dolls for .$3 each. Orgeron Group and J&M Doll Castle
has lent her services 'to the' 'have sponsored the North
fundraiser for 11 years, and Florida Doll Show for 1 .years

and donated over $25,000 to0
United Cerebral Palsy to help
children in Panama City.
Donna Bell of WJHG TV
will.emcee the event...
The first 20 people wh.o
present this article will receive
a free grab bag. Door prizes
will be given away every 15.
minutes, .so have your show
ticket handle. '-
See youat the show!

HE L A"1.7 El B"I i 11 U IDi~~

I he Prudential Buyer s Guide is one ot the most important sources of real estate information on the -orgotten L.oast. Here you will rina tne entire listings or
the market leader in glossy four-color photographs. .
In addition you'll get a market report showing which way prices and transactions have been headed in the last three months.and for the year.
You'll get important real estate updates, contact information, prices and much more. And it's free.
It's important information you don't want to be without if you are considering a real estate purchase on Florida's Forgotten Coast.

^^Here's Where, To dGit YoursS

Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce.
Apalachicola IGA
International Airport-
Apalachicola River Inn
Apalachicola Seafood
Grill & Steaks

Bayfront Station, Inc.
B'J's Pizza & Subs
Blue Parrot Ocean Front Caf4
Boss Oyster
Carrabelle IGA
Chevron Food Mart
Dolores's Sweet Shoppe

El Jalisco
Fisherman Headquarters & Hard- ,
Flamingo's Juice & Java By The Sea
Harry A's Porch Club
Island Adventures
'.Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill

Piggly Wiggly
Rancho Inn
Red Top Cafe
Resort Vacation Properties
Welcome Center
Survivors Island Bait & Tackle

The Island Emporium, Inc.
The Gibson Inn
The Islander Restaurant
The Market Place
The Owl Caf6
Prudential Resort Realty'
Jeff Galloway's Office

St George Island Office
123 W. Gulf Beach Dr.
850- 927-2666

Prudential is a registered service mark of The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Equal Housing Opportunity fg
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc

Mason Bateman

Prudntil Rsort~altS S

Mason Is Four
Mason Bateman cele-
brated his 4th. birthday on
December 31, with a trip to
Gulf World Marine Park in
Panama City. On December
10 he celebrated with a
Dinosaur party at the 16th
street in Port St. Joe.
Many of Mason's fam-
ily members as well as his
friends from his Pre-K class
were there to help him cel-
ebrate. Mason is the son of
Josh and Sharity Bateman of
Port St. Joe. He is the grand-
son of Gerald 'and Sarah
Byrd of White City, Larry
Bateman of Dalkeith, .and
Becky Bateman of Port St.
Joe. Mason's dad is current-
ly serving at Kunsan AFB,
Korea. He is expected home
in February.

Come Eat Shrimp on

St. Joe Bay and Win

Prizes, February 4

The Friends of St. Joseph
Bay Preserves will hold their
annual Open House and
Shrimp Boil on Saturday,
Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
(Eastern) at the Preserves
Center (old, Treasure Bay'
Lodge) on, Hwy. 30-A. Come
on out and eat a bunch of
local shrimp, onions, taters,
-pcorn, garlic bread, big ol'
sausages and iced tea for
just $8!. ,
There will pe field trips
onto the Buffer Preserve,
Lively music and a silent auc-
tion for some great prizes.
It'll be great! Learn about
the Preserves and how you
can volunteer too.
I-All proceeds benefit the
Friends -of. St. "Joseph Bay
Preserves:. .Call- 850-2,29-
1787 for more info ;

"Dentist With a

Heart" on This

Valentine' Da

Dr.' Frank .D. May, of
Port St. Joe, has a unique
Valentine's Day present for
needy of this area.
For the last 6 years, Dr.
May' has provided free den-
tal treatment for Valentine's
Day at his office.
This year. his office will
provide .this valuable..ser-
vice on Tuesday. February
14, This year the office \ill
schedule appointments with
those in need of treatment.
To schedule an appoint-
;ment you. will need to send
or bring by a letter to Dr.
May's ,office giving a brief
description of' your dental
needs, and please describe
your situation that makes
you a good candidate for this
benefit .. .
Send the letter to Dr.,
May's office at 319 Williams
Ave, in Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Please"; no. phone
Be sure to include your
telephone number so we can
contact you to schedule an
Dr. May will "see 20
patients in need of dethal
treatment, and the" hygien-
ists Anealia Bush and Linda
Wright will see eight taken
patients' each who wish to
have their teeth cleaned. The
office hopes to serve as many
as 40 patients.
Patients must be at
least 12 years of age, and
accompanied by a parent or
guardian if under the age
of 18. Treatments provided
will include cleaning, X-rays,
fillings, extractions, diagnos-
tics, and pain control.
Dr. May and his staff
participate in "Dentist With
a Heart because they wish to
impact people who otherwise
could not afford to see a den-
tist, and help those people
save their teeth, as well as
relieve them of any discom-
fort they may be having. Our
office cares about this com-
munity and would like to
give those in need of our ser-
vices, their smiles back,

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

2B The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursdav. January 19, 2006


3LlUiI-IISCl U Ie tJ.' 7 Ja TVin? '-'WIi Um .5*-''.. '- o. -. w 7 --


Port St. Joe Elementary Peacebuilders
Front Row (left to right): Pre-K, Noah Mathis; Kindergarten,
Isaiah Russ; 1st Grade, Jacob Lacour
Back Row (left to right): 3rd Grade, Dallas Bird; 4th Grade,
Tyler McGuffin; 5th Grade, Witt Shoaf
Not available for picture: 2nd Grade, Maddie Flanagan

Senior Citizens Announces

2006 Valentines Day Pageant

Registration is now
open for the 34th Annual
Valentines Day.Pageant. This
year's pageant will be held on
Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m.CST.
This much anticipated,
and always popular, event
is sponsored by Gulf County
Senior Citizen's Association
in conjunction with
Wewahitchka Elementary
School, with all proceeds
benefitting. programs for the
county's elderly.
The entrance fee is $15.00
and registration forms may
be picked up from the offices
of any Gulf County school
or at the Senior/Community
Centers in Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe. Registration
forms and entry fees may be
turned in at the child's school
or either of the Centers. The
deadline for registration is
Friday, Feb. 3 and no late
registrants will be allowed.
The competition is open
to 2-year olds through i12th.
grade girls irn Gulf County.
There are five separate divi-
sions, or competitions Baby
Valentine Princess: 2- and
3-year olds, Little Miss
Sweetheart: PreKindergarten
through 1st. grade: Little
Miss Valentine: 2,nd and
3rd graders; Miss Valentine
Sweetheart: 4th through 6th
.grade; Miss 'Teen Queen:
7th through 9th grades and

Miss Gulf County Valentine
Queen: grades 10 through
12. Each division winner will
be crowned.
Contestants will be
judged on qualities of inner'
beauty as well as outward
appearance, poise, compo-
sure, modeling and respons-
es to on-stage questions.
For additional informa-
tion contact Debbie Sumner
or Sandy Lieberman at Gulf
County Senior Citizen's
Association, 229-8466.

Brian Burkett

' Betty Caughey

Chaiming i BR 2 BA Home ,n.Pon ui jJo.e
built in.2004. Large kitrchn ind t'urilv room
wth ule flooring ind counter-iops. Whirlpool
Sisepuirae hower in ma.ei, bath. In-grouind
sprinkler system. MLS# 108309 5305,000.

3 B BA U ulI e.. i .,X 0 Flood .one rn-u.;e
on V2- acre lot on Cape San Bias. T.his house
has terrific views of the Gulf of Mexico. Deed-
ed access to boih Gulf& St Joseph Bay. MLS#,
108718 $750,000.

Victor Ramos

Debbe Wibberg

Barrier Dunes,, a gated community on Cape
San Blas. This nicely decorated unit has many
tional storage room, side-by-side refrigerator,
and n.ew carpet. MLS# 108483 $399,000.

Lilge Lu.ur, r,:unh.ou-s in gied :..cormu.
nity with private elevator, remodeled in Spring
2005. New paint, tile on upper deck & fourth'
floor. Great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Easy
access to beach. MLS# 107631 $595,000

by: Emily M. Raffield
As I finally get back
into the school routine, I'm
beginning to remember how
busy high school really is.
Students have been back to
school for about two weeks
now and some have already
caught the summer break
itch. Even though we would
like to sleep in some morn-
ings, we would be missing
out on all of the excitement
of high school life, wouldn't
While I was stomping
on the bleachers and yelling
"miss it lll" at the Apalachicola
blue shirt attempting the
free throw, I noticed that
we all love our Shark bas-
ketball. What a great game
that was, and how I am so
anxious for Saturday night's
rematch. We will be traveling
to Apalach and the game will
begin at 7:30 p.m. If you're
interested in catching two
nights of boys basketball,
there is also a game on Friday
night versus Blountstown at
home. I know Coach K and
our Sharks feel great when
the gym is packed on game
nights, so everyone come out
.and encourage the team.
Seniors, as spring gets
closer we know it is near-
ing time for our class trip.
We aren't quite ready to. go
to Orlando just yet, we still
have payments to make. Our
January payment of $50 is

PSJHS Flea Market

by Julia Wigsten
TIME!! The Junior Class of
Port St. Joe High School is
having its First Annual Flea
Market on Saturday, March
11. Hours will be 7:00 a.m.
until 12 p.m. If you have
anything that you would like
to donate, feel free to bring
it to the_ PSJHS office by
March 8, The money/pro-
ceeds received will finance
the Junior/Senior Prom in
April. It's time to start orga-
nizing those closets and get
a head start on spring clean-
If you would like to par-
ticipate in the, flea market,

you can rent a parking space
in the PSJHS parking lot for
$10 per space. Please call
Karen Taylor at 229-8251 to
reserve your space, because
they will go quickly. Come
and set up your. table, sell
your items and join, the fun!
The Junior Class will sell
items for you if you don't
have the ,time. The Junior
Class will be selling refresh-
ments for your enjoyment.
Please come out and have a
blast while helping support
. the
PSJHS Junior Class. If
you miss this, you'll regret,

El vPeden Paul Penn
HM 227-3475 866-2853

due this Friday, Jan. 20. You
can either turn in money or.
a check to Mrs. Alcorn. Don't
forget if you plan to write a
check, it should be made out
to Port St. Joe High School.
Speaking of spending
money, there is some great
Shark paraphernalia in the
office that is worth your cash!
The selection consists of new
state championship sweat-
shirts and "Shark Pride" car
magnets. If you are interest-
ed, Mrs. Taylor, will be glad
to help you in the bookkeep-
ing office.
On Jan. 12, there was a
financial aid workshop held
in the library. This work-
shop was intended to inform
parents and students about
getting monies -for college
and scholarship opportuni-
ties. Ms. Ropelis, our new
guidance counselor, gave
online web addresses that
will help students as, they
prepare for college.. Some key
sites are, www.facts.org, and
www.fafsa.ed.gov. I know the
senior class is very busy, so
thank you to Ms. Ropelis
and Mrs. Ramsey for taking-
time to help us sign up for
the Florida Bright Futures
Scholarship this past week.
The Florida Bright
Futures Scholarships are
based on a number of things,
one of them being your ACT/
SAT score? Whether you are
taking these tests for the first
time or the fifth time, a little
tutoring always helps. This
Saturday, Jan. 21, there will
be a' SAT workshop at the
(GCCC Panama City from
. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you're
shooting for a higher score,
this workshop would be ben-
eficial to you.
I remember when I was
younger and I couldn't wait
,to read "Shark Talk" to find
out all the high school news.
Now I.can't believe I am writ-
ing it. Time definitely flies
and I am truly thankful for
the time I've spent with the
class of 2006. My .favorite
Quote reminds me of what
SI wish for everyone of you.
"Go confidently inr the direc-
tion of yodr dreams! Live the
life you've imagined." Henry
David Thoreau

Gretchen Upchurch

Preston Russ

St k.e Be~ h Gulf Fromr. Beiutrful 3BR Bpuniful I 99 acre bin fiont proper .:.rri[i-
2.5BA c.,, nh.ou.e ,ith mrninv anmen]ue, muM, ing of 2-parcel on C-30 In Simmons Bayou.
see to appreciate. Hardwood floors, crown There i, p..tenual to further iub.-dideA MLS#
molding, granite in Kit., Wet Bar &8 V2 BA .108486 51,295,000
other BA's marble. Gorgeous sunsets over the
Gulf. Has not been on rental program. MLS#
107640 $799,000.

Fantu.'c 2 BR L.f:. 2 BA Guli Fioni
Townhouse in exclusive Barrier Dines, a gated
community on Cipe San BuIs. This unit has a
,.rip. found deck ic ereiov pnormiic vie, of
the Culf of ,Meuco, iu ell as pnm ite entrance
to the beach. Owner states that unit is in the
"X" Flood Zone. MLS# 108877 $625,000."


New Subdivision* Sunset Bay Subd.: Bay View ......................................................- building lot available at $250,000.
Jubilation al Cape San Blas ................. ...........................................-building lots available; starting at $489,000
SeaGrass at Cape San Bias ............................................................. -building lots available; starting at $595,000.
Palm Breeze ..........................................................................................-lots starting at $70,000.
East Bay Plantation .................................................................................-lots available for $199,000.
1.35-acre Lagoon front on Indian Pass ................... ............ .......................................-$1,295,000.
Southgate in Port St. Joe........................................................................- building lot available for $139,000.
Sunset Pointe at Cape San Bias ...........................................................- building lot available; starting at $450,000.


Gorgeous ; 2-.,ce B), Fromn Properr| locaid .:'r,
Cape.San Bias. Sewer Tap is reserved. Copy of
survey on file. MILS# 108710 $1,495,000

_- :

-Wit UIM

Winter Fun
Shouldn't any January 13 be a good day for a snowball
fight? Even if you live in Florida, and even if it is 70 degrees out-
side, and even if the sky is blue and the sun is shining? What if
you don't have any snow? NO PROBLEM! The Pre-K students at
Wewahitchka Elementary School don't let any of these obstacles
stand in their way. Marshmallows make wonderful snowballs, and
they taste terrific, too. What a fun way to spend a winter day!

Learning Center Opens It's Doors To The Community
As of January 9, 2006 the Norris D. Langston Youth
Scholarship Foundation, Inc.and 21st Century Community
Learning Center after-school program will be open and
intended to four days a week. Please encourage your child
and remind them to stay all four days'. Parents please make
the necessary arrangements for your child to be there. If you
are not a member and would like to enroll you may contact
Port St. Joe Elementary School. Should you have any further
questions please feel free to- contact Jo Clements, Program
Director at 227-1221.

85 -743 070180 -1910











Was ..... ....$8,995
Now........$6,995 5

Low Miles Like



Was ....$12,9
Now ...$10,9
Local Trac

- R iS ,'-.S,

2f DR Snortv





'88 .2


Was ....$13,995
Now ...$11,988 r
Or ....$218/mo

Was .... $18,995
Now ...$16,988
Or .. $288/mo

Leather Loadec
Was .... $17,995
Now ... $16,988
Or .... $288/mo


Now ...$16,9
Or,. $288/mr

10 P%

Was .... $26,995 Local Trade

; Now ...$22,988 .
Or ...$398/mo*
_ '*.



Was ....$25,995

Now ... $23,988
"Or ...$408/mo*

All Sales Prices Include Dealer Fees
WAC 720 or higher BIA on Score
Plus Sales Tax and Tag: 72 mo term WAC



110 Barrier Dunes 03t- 8048 Cape San Blas Road
Cape San Bas, FL FE i Cape San Blas, FL

850-227-3200 850-227-7770

800-713-9695 groupp 800-584-1566



The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday January 19, 2006 3B

FcfnhI;chArI 79A7 Sprvina Gulf countv and surrounding areas for 68 years



. Low Miles

r ba, nu,


4D Tl,. Z4,. Pa, roT 3. Jt l'e, FL *.TI,,rcrbl,,Y, ulnnn1r7, 1Q C)OEsalhe197*SrigGfcutyndurodngrasor6yas

Florida Department Of Health Observes

January As National Radon Awareness Month


The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) and the U.S.
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) stress the
importance of identify-
ing and mitigating elevated
indoor radon in homes and
buildings statewide. Radon
Awareness Month is designed
to educate Floridians about
their indoor-based radiation
exposure status.
"Exposure to elevated
indoor radon is dangerous
to the health of all people
in Florida, so it is important
to gain as much knowledge
as possible about this very
important but silent hazard,"
said DOH Secretary M. Rony
Frangois, M.D., M.S.P.H.,

of you to please consider
protecting your families by
getting your home tested for
Radon is a naturally
occurring, invisible, odorless
and radioactive gas emitted
from soils. While outdoor lev-
els produce little risk, higher
. concentrations found indoors
present potential health haz-
According to the U.S.
Department of Environmental
Protection, "indoor radon is,
the second leading cause of
lung cancer in the United
States and the leading cause
among non-smokers.
Each January, EPA and
its national partners work to

raise awareness about radon
and the importance of test-
ing especially in homes and
According to the National
Academy of Sciences, "radon
causes approximately 21,000
deaths nationwide each year.
Florida Consumer Fraud
Watch *calculates that 750
Florida residents died last
year from long-term elevated
indoor radon exposure."
To prevent dangerous
radon exposure, DOH and
EPA suggest:
All homeowners
should test their homes for
radon. Test kits are available
at many retail outlets and on
the internet and may be pur-

Boardwalk Realty's Newest Advantage

Libia Taylor, Broker/
Owner of Boardwalk Realty
of Northwest Florida, Inc.
is pleased to announce Dee
Mitchell as the newest mem-
ber of the Boardwalk Realty
sales team. Dee brings with
her an extensive knowledge
of our local real estate mar-
ket. She has been in real
estate sales for five years
earning her GRI designation
in 2003. She has received

The Diamond Award for sales
volume and gold and silver
production awards.
Dee believes that sin-
cere care and concern for
the needs of her buyers and
sellers is the most important
quality a Real Estate pro-
fessional can possess. She
prides herself on the abil-
ity to effectively communi-
cate, educate, and protect
her client's interest through-

..... ..-' -- ... ... :.-.-; .@*. ;


Dr. Peter H. Obesso, AID

Echo Saindon, i -c

H>'urs MI.ncdi thr o)Lig Frind.-S 00 a.m. [o 5.00 p m.

New Patieits 11lco.eir Prasi' Call 630-5828 for an Appointment
S Medicare, Medicaid, BCB.S & Sliding Fee
.:'..o .. '.. '- *. .. :. .. i'..- '.'.. .-.. .. .
Ph.D. "Floridians I urge all

Ornamental Iron & Aluminum Work
*Gates & Automatic Gate Openers
*Spiral Staircases *Railing
*Stair Railing *Fencing
Since 1982
Call (850) 769-5192 Today for a Free Estimate


r:.:~ ~1~9 /N LfFY'~

: -..' i ', i

*MLS# 106433 -4 bedroom/3.5S tath home
on Cape San Bias in Seagrass subdivision of-
fering Bay and Gulf views; Located in coveted
X zone. Community pool and poolhouse,
. :.:., 0 d- J.:.: :t.ilE:; steel, appliances.
$895.000. '

MLS#109243 Commercial building lo-
cated in downtown Port Stjoe. 'Owner
will modify building to suit buyer. Great
opportunity! $900,000

out the sometimes compli-
cated process of a real estate
transaction. She provides
the guidance of a dedicated
professional willing to go the
extra mile and supply solid,
fact- based information.
This helps her clients make
solid business decisions and
be successful with their real
estate investment.
Dee specializes in the
Cape San Blas area, C-30 and
Indian Pass, selling residen-
tial homes and investment
resort properties. Whether
buying or selling, give Dee a
call and she will be happy to
assist you with any of your
real estate needs.


Independent Beauty Consultant,

105 Yaupon St
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

143 Acklins Island Dr.

Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456



Fax: 850.229.4601

Patrick Farrell -



MLSP108607 BEuit.lul hcr.e hlc.:tEd
next to Ovation, subdivision on Cape San
Bias. Jr,:.t.:rructed GuliV.ea.: IroFp. ll e1vcl
of home. One of the best deal on the Cape!

"..:* :.:-'"** !.: ," I I

MLS#107082 New home on Cape San
Bias, now in completion stage. Located
in Jubilation Community this.4 bedroom/
5 bath home has much to offer. Coastal
living at its finest completely furnished
and decorated by Joseph's Cottage. Hard-'
wood floors throughout, elevated ceilings,
stainless steel appliances,screened front
porch. Must see. $1,200,000

Seagrass Subdivision Homes arid lots available in this
private community on the Cape.


jfI -' -
blocks to beachThe h ome has a new roof
pool -.ou.. e $1,-400,000.

MLS#10857tom t8e w Fork throughout, plantation

blinds, detatIl hed work/tool shop with a ou cin
blocks to eah. The home has a new roofn
new fence around a large private yard with

strolled throughout, new for ixtyoures ( boat, irrights and
systemiing fans), entire interior newly painted.shower
Vacant d deck, beautiful hardwood floors and
custom tile work throughout plantation

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

Jubilation Subdivision Newly constructed homes avail- Ocean Plantation Mexico Beach's newest single fam-
able in this premier subdivision. ily subdivision. Close to area's shopping, dining and
beaches. Will offer community pool and pool house.
Call today for information on these and our many
other real estate opportunities.

: 'A

chased through DOH-certi-
fied radon businesses.
DOH-certified radon
measurement contractors
can also be hired to test
Homeowners should
address elevated radon-relat-
ed problems immediately-
this can be done for a rela-
tively low cost and even by
the 'handy' homeowner.
New homes should
include radon-resistant fea-
tures which can be easily
and inexpensively installed
during initial construction-
these features are especially
important in areas reporting
elevated radon levels.
DOH promotes and pro-
tects the health and safety of
all people in Florida through
the delivery of quality public
health services and the pro-,
motion of health care stan-
dards. For more information
about radon, please visit the
DOH Web site at www.doh.
state.fl.us and select radon
from the drop down box
or contact the DOH Radon
Hotline at 1-800-543-8279.

Genealogical News

The Florida Pioneer
Descendants Certification
Program is proud to announce
Lynda Nelson Bordelon of
Port St. Joe has proven her
lineage to John Nelson as a
resident of the Territory of
Florida prior to statehood in
The Florida State'
Genealogical Society spon-
sors this program and the
certificate was awarded at,
the .organization's annual
banquet held in Panama City
Beach, Florida.
Sincere congratulations
are extended to the recipi-
ent for this accomplishment
in recognizing her Florida

Equine Coggins Clinic

The Gulf County
Cooperative Extension Service
will sponsor an Equine
Coggins Clinic,, Saturday,
January 28, 2005. Equine
owners in We\\ahitchka and
general vicinity. Dr. Che Trejo
will be visiting veterinarian.
If you desire this testing for
you horsess, please contact
the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service @ 639-
3200 before January 27,
2005 and give residence loca-
tion and phone number.
Sorry we cannot give an
accurate time of arrival, but-
will call inroute to your resi-
dence ,if we have a phone
number. .
SA Coggins clinic for Port
St. Joe area will possibly be
done in February.

-.- -

Scout Troop Winter Camps in Smokey Mountains

Pictured from left to right: Deanne Williams, Megan Hubbard,
Ben Welch, Cory Tong, Todd Gould and Adrian Hubbard. Troop 47
sponsored by the Port St. Joe Rotary Club, completed one week of
winter camping, activities included, snow boarding, snow tubing
and hiking on the Appalachian trail. Gatlinburg TN was really
fun. The Troop meets every Monday night at 7 p.m., at the Scout
Center, and new members are welcome.

America Counts on CPAs! Why?

by: Duke Jones
There are many rea-
sons why America counts
on CPAs!
It is a good idea to get
the help of a CPA, a Certified
Public Accountant, when
dealing with business and
tax matters. Not only are
CPAs knowledgeable, they
are experienced in a wide
range of matters and possess
solid decision-making skills.
In order to stay up to date,
CPAs are required to take 40
hours of continuing profes-
sional education per year.
CPAs are generally forward-
looking, objective, balanced,
and creative.
a A CPA compared to an
accountant who is not a
CPAs, in general, are
better qualified than accoun-
tants who are not CPAs.
They are better qualified
because of the requirements
for the CPA examination,
experience, and continuing'
education. As importantly,;
CPAs shine because they are
involved with clients as a
CPA providing services which
a CPA only can provide such
as auditing and reporting
and certain other special ser-
vices. If you needan accoun-.
tant, why not use the best a:
certified one. .
.A CPA compared to .a
professional advisor.
CPAs, in general, are bred
to.be independent and objec-,
tive, and have intense train-
ing and experience with cer-
tain decision-miaking, skills
including careful research
and analysis. 'Furthermore,
their service to clients often,
involves acquiring knowledge"
and experience. A CPA carn
provide a client \\iLh a per-
-spective that ,is more. bal-.
anced and measured, and
seeing many' angles can lead

to creative breakthroughs.
A CPA compared to
doing it yourself.
In many matters, you
simply cannot do it yourself.
It would take too long to
acquire the necessary level
of knowledge and skills. In
many matters, you might be
able to do it alone whether
it is accounting and record-
keeping, or preparing income
tax returns, or developing
internal controls and proce-
dures, or establishing a valu-
ation, or starting or restruc-
turing a business, or setting
out personal financial plans
or making financial deci-
sions, or a thousand other
money-related matters.
Unfortunately, operating
on your own, without guid-
ance, is like putting an addi-
tion on your house without
the help of an architect, or
carpenter, or electrician, or
plumber, or painter. You
could learn to do the tasks,
but probably not with 'as
much skill as the* experts,
and the years necessary to
acquire the knowledge and
experience would make anti-
climactic the completion of
the task. Even if you could
finish the house addition
within enough time to enjoy
it. it might not be built well
enouLgh to stand up over
time. Also, two heads are
av.a-., s. ',.'ell almost always,,
better than one. If you are
a smart independent self-
starter, try this approach -
do all the research, lay the
plans, assemble the team if
others could be involved, and
then call in the CPA,to be
quarterback, or at least your

A.A.R.P. to Meet

The. A.A.R.P. charter
4325 of Mexico Beach will
meet at 1:00 c.s.t. on Jan 20
at the Civic Center in Mexico
Beach. Our guest speaker
'will be representative of Bay
County Council of Aging,
speaking on Medicare D.
This should be an infor-
mative meeting as there is
so much confusion on this
subject. We are looking to
seeing members and guest.
As' a reminder 2006
dues are due in January.

Tiffin Interiors

1\ .- hi1wA-,' 9Yw 57t2 '6e 01Zd
: \ ......' ^t/A (%, &,/ta,, c twest Zf/eav d

Original Artwork 7 ..,
Custom Window Treatments -
Free Delivery- ,
Fun Accessories -
Friendly & Knowledgeable Service. '
Free Design Services
Gieat Price ,
Furniture & Accessory Annex Up to 75%0 O ff_ '

Gulf Coast Medical Center Primary Care Announces

the OPENING of our Port St. Joe Clinic.

Carol A. Sunon. MD
f ll PrCIllce

Gulf Coast Medical Center Primary Care
1)1) Lot ng .A- teIie Poi I .s1./ flornid .*i -i.5(

r othe-r co- Stff
306 Rei.dAver.ate,
SPo-t St. Joe, FL 32456
S(8 50)22 9-9277
Gift certificates available
HOURs A'n Fi L00,a iii i 600, in
_i, -- 100 a ii 611 00o r, 111

Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

AR Thp- cfcjr Port St. Joe. FL Thursdav. Januarv 19, 2006



' *

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 5B

Progress Energy Florida Energy Efficiency Tips

As a result of winter
weather coupled with an
increase in fuel costs that
took effect this 'month,
Progress Energy has a few
energy-efficiency tips to
assist customers during
this season. Included are
two programs that Progress
Energy offers customers that
may also assist with their
energy bills.
Energy Efficiency Tips
In cold weather, set
the thermostat to the lowest
comfortable setting, (normal-
ly between 68 and 70 degrees
Fahrenheit). For each degree
you lower your thermostat,
you reduce heating costs 7
percent to 10 percent.
Check filters and
clean or replace them month-
ly. Dirty filters can increase
operating costs by 20 per-
If possible, remove
window air-conditioning"
units in winter. Otherwise,
install an inexpensive air
conditioner cover to stop
drafts coming through the
Caulk any space
around windows and other
places where air leaks.

Use insulated or
heavy curtains on windows
facing the north side of the
house. Keep curtains and
shades closed at night and
on cloudy days.
Reduce the tempera-
ture setting on the electric
water heater to 120 degrees.
Cover bare floors
with carpet or rugs.
When possible,
use microwave or counter-
top appliances for cooking
instead of the oven or stove.
Home Energy Check -
Progress Energy's Home
Energy Check is a compre-
hensive residential energy
evaluation program. The pro-
gram provides our customers
with an analysis of energy
consumption and recom-
mendations on energy effi-
ciency improvements.
The Home Energy Check
will help you identify and
evaluate cost-effective ener-
gy-saving measures for your
home. We offer several types
of Home Energy Checks for
your convenience, including
online, by phone, by mail
and walk-through.
This is a free service

we provide customers, and
in 2005, we did more than
38,400 home energy checks,
including nearly 20,000
walk-through audits.
Energy Neighbor Fund

In all our communities,
families who can't afford to
pay their energy bills can
receive help through the
Energy Neighbor Fund. Social
service agencies distribute
100 percent of funds col-
lected from Progress Energy
customers to our neighbors
in need.
The program provides
assistance to customers \ ho
are experiencing temporary
financial difficulties, such as
sudden illness, unexpected
unemployment, or an emer-
gency or personal crisis., it's
just one of the many wa- s
Progress Energy gives back to
the communities it serves.
Customers are encour-
aged to visit our Web site
at www.progress-energy.
com to learn more about the
Energy Neighbor Fund or to
make a donation.
Customers can also
always call 800.700.8744 for
all customer related items.

Now Hiring Senior Companions

Elder Care. Services, the
Corporation for National
.Services and the United Way
are pleased to announce
vacancies for -Senior
.Companions to work with the
Gulf County Senior Citizens
The function ofthe Senior
Companion is to provide
assistance,, and friendship to
elderly individuals who are
.homebound and. generally
Living alone. By assisting
With simple chores and being
a contact with the outside
,world, the Senior Companion
often provides the services
that frail and elderly need to
ive independently.
The companion may also
provide respite care to relieve
live-in caretakers for short
periods of time. The Senior
Companion usually serves
two to four clients through
20 hours of weekly service.
-* We are now actively
accepting applications to fill
: these positions, if you meet
: the following requirements
please apply immediately.
Must be 60 sears of
ale and in relatively good
Must be living on a
limited income.
Must be of good
moral character.
Must be able to drive
Must pass a back-
ground screening.
If you apply and are

Bay County Audubon

Society Presents :

This color motion picture
is narrated by the photogra-
The second film in the
series is on January 26
at 7:00 P.M., St. Andrew
Baptist Church of Panama
City. West 15th Street at
.Beck Avenue. See the Baja
California Peninsula John
Holod travels the length of it
to find birds. cowboys, whales
and some of the most beauti-
ful water in North America
teeming with exotic fish and
other marine life. See this
film in digital color.
Tickets are available at
the, door: Individual pro-
grams $4.00 Studentsl18
and under free For more
information contact: Richard
Ingram at 871-1736

accepted, you will be paid a
stipend for each hour worked
and mileage for your 'trav-
el. These payments will not
,affect any type of assistance
that you are now' receiving.

These payments are not sub-
ject to any taxes or penal-
Please call Gina Smith at
(850) 547-25,11 for an inter-
Sview and application.

Rep. Will Kendrick Appointed

New Democratic Whip

The three-term
Representative is, the new-
est member of the House
Democratic, Leadership
In preparation for the
eagerly anticipated 2006
legislative session. State
Representative Will Kendnck
ID- Carrabelle) Wednesday
was appointed a Whip for the
House Democratic Caucus.
"I am delighted to join the
House Democratic Leadership
Team and work to make state
government accountable to
the people once more," said
Rep. Kendrick. "We should
be fighting for hardworking
Floridians, instead of the
status quo of protecting well-
connected special interests."
As a member of the
House Democratic Leadership
Team, Rep. Kendrick will
be essential in developing
Democratic policies and pro-
moting Democratic principles
in the Florida Legislature.


Brighton Jewelry
makes a great gift

Stop by and See
What's New.

20% off

All Merchandise

Last Week of Sale on'
All Christmas Items
at 50% off

He will also be responsible
keeping all House
Democrats advised of the
Democratic message and cre-
ating an information channel
between Caucus members
and Caucus leaders.
I've know-n Will Kendrick
for a number of years, and
I've always admired his dedi-
cation to the people of his dis-
trict and the state of Florida."
said House Democratic
Leader Chns Smith (D- Ft.
Lauderdale). "His constitu-
ents are truly lucky to have
such a great public servant
and he will be a great asset
to the House Democratic
Leadership Team."
Rep. Kendrick is serv-
ing his sixth year in District
10 of the Florida House
of Representatives. He lives
in Carrabelle with his wife,
Constance, and his three
children, Sterling, Jonathan,
and Collins.

~~2' ~

mr q

Valentine's Day Pre Book Special

Petals by the Bay
208 Reid Avenue

Port St. Joe,
Roses- $45 po
Call or come by to p
-_ Special expires on

S .....t i :r 2,
NEARLY NEW .,ell maintained
GULFVIEW home featuring gran-
ite countertops stainless appih-
L ances, BAMBOO flooring 1 block
to beach access & vlews of Mon-
ey Bayou FEMA flood lucrahe
J rental, & morel 5547,000

S "
.. JOE BEACH only a short walk
L to the Gulf of Mexico. PRICED
n7TO SELL @ 5239,900

built home in Howard's
Creek situated on 2 lots com-
Yjplete with hardwood floor-
ing, enormous boat storage,
screened porch, workshop &
more! 5199,900

I with driveway & cul-

er in place. .Grea. views
v 369,000- Ge-. vies'

3 coveted Indian Pass Subdivision.
FEMA flood, great views, hut
tub, & much morel 5795,000

j .

"..!: i'& ^^,'-l
N+-,- i~ .*" ... ."" '% .-"-,..

GULFVIEW home on Cape
San Bias with numerous
i upgrades including HOT
qTUB,cedar room, enclosed
garage, fireplace, & much

-5 ~ -S

Florida j
er dozen
lace your order
SJanuary 28"' S

Ae k -. -j L --

18.3 acre CAMPG
complete with 2hom
sites, rental cabin'
restaurant, 3 ponds
Must seel 5699,000

,"" '-'..

on Cape San Bias n
nished, spectacular
& only steps to t

features of this nic
nished BAYVIEW hor
ed near the St. Jose
Park. 5499,000

1- .

townhome in Barrie
with numerous am
including swimming
tennis courts, fishing
& much more! X Flo

V4975-A Cape San Bias Road
t) Port St. Joe, FL 32456
'1 Business: 850-227-9000
Toll-Free: 866-229-5525

a www.flbeac

.r .: ,' ,' ',,' ., ,

2.1 +- acre parcel on pristine
St Joseph Bay., Preliminary
work done for 3 homesites
& reservation for sewer con-
nection. IT WON'T LAST
LONG @ 51,495,000

a large alot, in a quiet neigh-
borhood in Port St Only 2
blocks from the Bay Offered
@ $325,000.

Clint Eason, GRI
Jennifer Eason

Kaye & Mark Haddock,

Gerald Alcorn,

Roger Bradley
Broker/ Owner

Lynda Boyert
After Hours

GULFFRONT Cape San Bias $899,900 1st tier lot on Cape San Bias
BAYFRONT on Cape San Bias $749,000
$989,000 Cape San Bias Interior $349,000
100' on the intercoastal in Overstreet Commercial lot on Cape San Bias
$349,000 $399,000
Interior lot on Cape San Bias Park Pointe interior lot $340,000
$399,000 Mexico Beach GULFVIEW lot $425,000


318-A Reid Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Business: 850-229-9000
Toll-Free: 877-229-9100


.-'. ;;'. ", I

es, 1ORV CONDO featuring numerous
s, store, amenities including swim-
& more! ming pool. gated entry, len-&
nis courts & more! Gorgeous
views & X flood. 5799,900

TAGE style home in the heart oft
WNHOME PSJ, one block off of St JosephB
nicely fur- Bay and completely refurbished
r views including ne, countertops,
he Gulf. hardwood floors, & more Mustk
see to appreciate! 5339,000

.. ... .

I are all WATER'S EDGE SUB. with
cely fur- numerous amenities includ-
ne locat- ing tennis courts swimming
?ph State pool, deeded gulf access,
& professionally decorated
Daiin & Randall Jones, e
850-22"'-411 1

Bob Pelic, j"

F FRONT Rachel Browning, f
?r Dunes
amenities Agent
g pool, Mobile: -
g ponds, 850-227-4056
od zone!
Gail Haddock,

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 5B

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years



Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

69 Thne Star, Prot St. Joe, IFL -*i IU nury, JauaryUI Y7, Z

J~be~,e 6wbiwz64&, iUwde ou ta uibit t&e cftwh&o~f


Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs


507 10th Street* Port St Joe
(850) 229-8111-,

W. P. "Rocky Comforter
(850) 227-1818

Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159

129 Commerce St.
(850) 653-8868

135 W Hwy 98
Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278

William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street* Post Office Box 631* Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe1
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday SchooL10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowsbip: 6:00p.m.
ening Worship: 700 p.m.
\ All Times are EST

Dan Rhodes
Minister ofMusic/Youth
Deborah Loyles
Director ofChildrn Ministries

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
S Sigblanb 'iew j apti t 'Cburtb
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Pastor 17662

SF. 'Wy^-,,s n '. .'1.4... ,,- "
* iwa.-j,. _i:'m.,ai ri su Inl... 11-t6 0oC'"
W\\'LK'END .IAS S ,.'HEDUL.-----
Itcv. I hnnas. i Culddi. Pl'aor

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

&ad oUi, d *etfw3

I 111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SidqinershipSeitei: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
Sidniohool: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico leach' United Methodist (hardch
Rev. Ted Loveldce, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

fmi life (huh

"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship. .. .S s .
10:30 Sunday Morning H., 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
& i& .. .-
Cathy Rutherford / :d a.e
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Fa.nt Life Chunh
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net we..ah.,Sh..-
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

The ewaelitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241-Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
-.. (1.4 Mile North of the Overstreef Road)'

S* (850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT *
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.nm. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT

You're Among friends at
1 Oak Grove Assembly of God
David A. fernandez. astor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street 'Port St. Joe. fL
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am VMid-Week Meal 5:00pm
;Mornin Worship 10:45am 2Md dWeek Bible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Move 10:45am Ministry In action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
;Men's Ministry- Monday- 6:30pm
Ladies Mtnistry Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise & Worship Preaching the Pure -Word .

Church of Christ

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

Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 am EST

God Keeps His Word
Take a deep breath in the
Does it hurt to get out
of bed?
If you can do this,
It's certain you're not
God has blessed you with
another day,
Put your' trust in Him
don't throw it away.

He restored my life,
Took me out of a pit.
He gave me another
And said make the best
of it.
He said depend on me
And your needs will be
I've had doubts at times,
But He's never failed me
Billy Johnson

Abe Springs Baptist Church Gospel Sing
Abe Springs Baptist Church will host a Gospel Sing on
Saturday, Jan. 21. The sing will start at 6 p.m. CST. The
church is located at 13913 SW CR 275. Everyone is cordially
invited to come sing and fellowship with us. For more infor-
mation call 674-5880.



9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday

Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL.32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue >

I 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 324
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Hi
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

First Baptist Church

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michaeil Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ........ ........... 9:45
Worship Service ........... 8:30 & 11-:00a
Disciple Training ......... .. .. 6:00 p
Evening Worship .- ....... 7:00 p
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 6:30 p
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .... 7:49 am

The friendly place to worship!

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

"A Reformed Voi
Sin the Communit

i- c j
Sunday School ........................... 9:30 a.
Sunday Fellowship...................10:30 a.
Sunday Morning Service ........... 11:00 a.
Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-67
Homent ef Faith Christian Schiol


800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JC
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:4
Holy Eucharist With stealing Tuesdays at 12 nc
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stiameseviscopalchurch.org 850-227-18

... Long Avenue Baptist Church

K Where Faith, Family d

Friendship are found

The Supreme Christ Child...Christmas is such a wonderful time of che year. Hope seems to fill
the air albeit an often cool & crisp air. Generosity & kindness seem to increase during the Christ-
mas season. And it all started in a small place called Bethlehem with the birth of the Sovereign.
The Bible says, "In Him (Christ) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." This newborn
baby "made the worlds" & forgives sins. It may have been a simple setting for the birth of Jesus, but
- He was still "the brightness ofHis glory er the express image of His person." Thank God for Christ the
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691

S Worship on, Sunday: 10:30am Bible Study on Sunday: Worship on Wednesday:
S, and7:00pm 9:15atn and 6:00pm 7:00pm ,1659

Billy D. Barlow

56 Billy D. Barlow, age
75, passed away Monday,
D January 16, 2005. Mr.
n. Barlow was the son of the
Late Nicholas H. and Lucy
Bales Barlow of Florala,
Alabama. Billy graduated
im." from Covington County High
School in Florala in 1949. He
attended Troy State Teachers'
College in Troy, AL and gradu-
ated in 1954 while serving in
the United States Air Force.
He was a teacher in the Gulf
E County Florida School sys-
tem in Port St. Joe, FL for
28 years. He was a mem-
ber of Long Avenue Baptist
Church, Masonic Lodge III,
am in Port St. Joe, St. Joseph
am:- Bay Country Club, Florida
pm and Gulf County Retired
pm Teachers Association, former
m member of Florida Teaching
ET Practices Commission and
Chief Bargaining Agent of
Gulf County Teachers. He
% was a former member of
Florida High Sc hool Actiuies
Association as a football
S and basketball official. Mr.
Barlow is survived by .his
wife, Dorothy "Dot" ,Barlow,
his two daughters, Phoebe
Barlow of Tallahassee,
FL, Vicki Barlow Turner
and husband, Danny 'of
Birmingham, AL, one broth-
er, Jimmy Barlow and wife
Georgia of Crestview, FL one
sister, Mdrqurite McIntosht-of
Crestview, FL, two grandchil-
dren Kelly and Alex Turner of
ce Birmingham, AL. Numerous
y" nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be
conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday,
-r January 18, at Long Avenue
Baptist Church, Port St. Joe,
.m. FL with Pastor Bruce Duty
m. Officiating. Interment will
m. follow at Holly Hill Cerneterry
m. with graveside Masonic Rites
m. given by Mason Lodge #i11
07 in Port St. ,Joe. In lieu of.
flowers, donations may be
made to Long Avenue Baptist
Church in Memory of Billy
Barlow. Expressions of sym-
pathy can be submitted and
viewed at our online obituar-
ies link at wvwv.southerland-

Ruth M. Connell Braxton
Pon *Mrs. Ruth M. Connell
Braxton, age 85, of Port St.
Joe, FL passed way Sunday,.
45" Dec. 25, 2005, in a Panama
City hospital after an.extend-
ed illness. A native of Gulf
County, she was born in
Wewahitchka, FL, but
moved to Port St. Joe at a
very early age. She gradu-
ated Valedictorian from her

senior class there. After
high school, she attended
Business school, worked as
a Legal secretary, and then
was employed at Tyndall Air
Force Base. Most of her
.adult life was devoted to her
family and being a wonderful
homemaker. Mrs. Braxton
was a charter member of
Long Avenue Baptist Church
where she served sever-
al years as Sunday school
General Secretary.
Preceding her in death-
were her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James Connell.
Survivors include her
husband of almost sixty
years, Thomas J. Braxton;,
three children, Wayne G.
Braxton and wife. Lota Kay.
of Chipley,' FL, Jennuier N.
Braxton of Bonifay, FL,'and
Jed Braxton and wile. Kathy,
of Bonifay, FL, one sister,
Hazel Ferrell of Port St. Joe,
FL three grandchildren,
Ashleigh Taylor and hus-
band,. David, of Tallahassee,
'FL Jamesion Braxton Cullifer
of Bornfav,. FL and Bethanv
Rilev and hisiband. Shawn.
of Dothan, AL.
Funeral service's for Mrs.
Braxton were held Dec.'. 28
at 3- p.m. est. at the Long
Avenue Baptist Church in
Port St. Joe with Rev. Bruce
Duty officiating: Burial fol-
lowed in Jehu Cemetery.
Wewahlitchka, FL
The fTamily received
friends, Dec. 27 from 6 to S
p.m. est. at the Long A'etiue,
Baptist ChIurch in Port- St.

La Fayette Kilbourn

La Fayette Yent Kilbourn
a resident ofPort Str. Joe. FL
since 1919. departed hi-s life
,on January, 12, a-t the age of
,_94. He rXa; born December
18, 1911 in Carurabelle. FL,
and was the descendant of-
pioneer settlers who settled
in the panhandle of Florida-
in the 1830's. Mr.. Kilbourn
was the youngest son of the
late Eda Pickett Kilbourn
and Max Kilbourn. He -was-
preceded in death by: two
brothers, Lynn Lee Kilbouarn,
James Pickett Kilbourn: two
sisters, Maxie Kilbourn. and
Ida Ethel Kilbourn Brown
and a .nephew, Charles V.
Kilbourn.. Early in his infan-
cy he was afflicted by total
blindness,' nevertheless he
acquired an education at the
local high school and attend-'
ed the Florida School for the
Blind located at St. Augustine,
FL. He was an accomplished
reader bf Braille, an earnest
student of the. Bible, and

"Our Church can be your home"

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

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


Mexico Beac

Holding Service.


s at theMexico Beach Civic Center -
Sunday. 9:30 AM
For Info 648-5773

"'-" .'-'
i .


Annual Jr. Women

Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church would like
to invite everyone to attend
the Jr. Women Celebration
on Sunday, Jan. 22. The
11:30 a.m. speaker will be
Evangelist Christie Williams
of Georgia, the 6 p.m. ser-
vice will be featured with ser-
monettes by various speak-
ers-Theme: "Women with the
The Church is located
at 315 Martin Luther King
Elder Charles Gathers,
Evangelist Sharlett
Gathers, First Lady.

Mandy Needs-a Home
'Currently for adoption at
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society are: Mandy, A
beautiful Calico 7-8 months
old (Pictured). Chief, black/
tan semi-longhaired male pup
about 6 months. Boomerang,
a beautiful male Beagle; Jessie
small beautiful lady; Patches
& Buster, two dynamite kitten
entertainers; Amos & Andy,
six month old kitties; Melita,
small female Chihuahua mix; ,
Always kittens! Come see.

played the piano quite well.
Mr. Kilbourn was a member
of the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe.
He is survived by his
nieces and nephews, Maxie
Brown Smith, Lenohr Brown.
Clardy, Elizabeth Brown
Stokoe, Ida Ethel Kilbourn'-i
Brady, James Kilbourn,' Eda
Ruth Kilbourn Taylor,' Eva.
M. Kilbourn White, George
Norton Kilbourn and Mary
Alice Kilbourn Chambliss.
The family is very grateful.
to the entire staff of Bay St.
Joseph Care & Rehabilitationi
Center for the loving care they
provided for Mr. Kilbourn for
the past twenty-four years.
especially his guardian angel
Mrs. Iduma" Wood \\:ingate
for-hei'love vaindf caf'. '-'- "- r
Graveside services'
will ,be held at Holly. Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe. on
Sunday, January 15, 2006 /
at 2:00 p.m. EST with 'the '
Rev. Dan Rhodes officiating.
Interment will follow. The
'.family has requested no flow-
ers. Memorials may be made '
to the First United Methodist ,
Church P. 0. Box 266, Port ;"
-St." Joe, FL 32457; or the 4
Florida School for the Blind, -i
207 N. San Marco Avenue St.,'I
Augustine, FL 32084. ';

Stella Norris

Mrs. Stella Norris 94 of .
,Oak Grove, FL passed away ,
Friday, January 13, 2006 t
in Panama City. She was :
born September 28, 1911 in i
Washington County to Albert .
and Ella Dorch. She had
worked for the Gulf County*.,
Public School System 'as
a Custodian for 33 years,
and was a member of the
Oak Grove Assembly of God',:
Church for 65 years.
She was preceded',
in death by her husband,,,
Hansel "Major"., Norris,, her:.
-son, James Verlon Norris,.
and four h -brother and one
S: She-is survived by her I
children, Allen Norris .and
wife Margie, Helen Rogers
and husband Bob, ,Juanita
Lowry and husband, Robert; ;
and 14 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren; and 11
Funeral services were
held Tuesday, January 17,
2006 at 11:00 a.m. EST at the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church in Port St. Joe with
the Rev. David Pernandez-.
officiating. Interment fol-,
lowed in Holly Hill Cemetery. "
All services were under
the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home. :


h Christian Worship Center ,

----- ------ m v

LR rL.- c4-. P-4 r,+ l-- ri Tk..,-l-, lnniin 19 ?nn6



Fcfnhjiib 9livuviaGl onyan urudn rasfr6 er heSaPr t oe L TusaJaur 9 06 7

Forgotten Gardening

The Big Box garden cen-
ters have packed up all the
holiday offerings and swept
out the Christmas tree nee-
dles and tinsel. The space is
clean and empty, waiting for
the first shipments of Spring
garden accessories to arrive.
It's fun to see what kinds
of new stuff the manufactur-
ers come up with every year.
As the stores go from big
to super-sized, more shelf
space is available for doo-
dads. Garden accessories
used to be pretty much lim-
ited to bird baths and bench-
es. Wind chimes became
popular, some wonderful,
and some of which will scare
the birds right out of the
trees. Now there are wind
socks, and looking glass
balls, and poly-resin statu-
ary of trolls and lighthouses
and every critter that hops
or crawls or flies. Bird baths
have morphed from simple
concrete dishes to elaborate
tiered fountains, complete
with recirculating water.
Springy-thingys cut from a
single piece of metal, and
whirly-thingys to hang in the
trees tempt us even when we

know that metal rusts and
the strings break. But if we
enjoy these things and have
a little extra money, they are
Too irresistible, some-
times. I have seen perfect-
ly sweet little gardens that
became junk yards when
too many of these little gee-
gaws have been abandoned
there. More than once my
first chore in cleaning up -a
garden has been to unbury
these forgotten 'treasures'
from years gone "by, piling
them in a conspicuous spot
for the homeowner to, hope-
fully, deal with. Some keep
their value by cleaning up
nicely, others are junk to
start with.
Incidentally, some of the
coolest garden accessories
I've ever seen are... junk to
start with! I'm talking about
things that are ordinarily
thrown away, but .may be
rescued by the creative gar-
dener and recycled into a
treasure. The ones I like the
best reflect the personality of
the owner, maybe even giv-
ing some insight into what
they do for a living, or what

Grocery shoppers in the
.United Kingdom are seeing
their winter days rightened
by a ray of Florida sunshine.
Waitrose -- a prominent
retail chain with 180 stores
throughout the U.K. -- is
featuring fresh Florida
grapefruit, sweet corn .
and blueberries as part
of a marketing cam- '
'paign developed by .
the Florida Department
of Agriculture and
Consumer Services that
runs through May.
"The United Kingdom
marketing promotion is the
latest in our series of cam-
paigns to increase sales of
Florida-grown agricultur-
al products both domesti-
cally and abroad," Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson said. "In
the past five years, these
marketing efforts have helped
boost retail sales by more
than $1 billion. That's good
news for Florida's growers
and our state's economy."
Each Florida product will
be featured for two or. more
weeks during the campaign.
Promotions will include in-
store samplings, recipe
cards, and feature articles in
Waitrose's magazine which
reaches hundreds of thou-

sands of
ers. In

British consum-
*c''i"a:" -t'. t h e

ment's executive
chel will conduct demonstra-
dons in Waitrose's Ilagship
outlets that have kitchen
and audience facilities. The
events are designed to di'aw
shoppers, media representa-
tves, chefs and restaurant
owners. '
This year's expanded'
Waitrose campaign follows'
2005's pilot program that
featured Florida sweet corn
exclusively. As a result of in-
store samplings and demon-
strations, Waitrose reported
a 125 percent increase in
sales of Florida sweet corn

their hobbies are. Almost
anything that'will hold soil
or water can be turned into a
piece of 'art' with plants spill-
ing out of it. I knew a house
painter whose wife turned
his old paint cans into plant-
ers by cleaning them and
punching holes in the bot-
tom. She displayed them
on the steps of an old metal
Myself, I look to others
for inspiration since I have
* about as much creativity as
a nail. Great ideas are bor--
rowed, anyway, aren't they?
The old Heart's Desire shop
in Port St. Joe was full of
inspiration. I had never
before seen someone take an
old dresser and plant flowers
in its pulled-out drawers. Or
remove the seat from an old
chair, drop in a cocoa-mat
basket, and plant it. Or take
an old, blown out pair of
fishing boots, fill them with
soil, and plant a trailing vine
in it. (I should have thought
of that onel)
A local lady has an old
bicycle parked in her yard
with petunias and geraniums
spilling out of the basket. A
friend took her husband's
old bowling ball, a glue gun,
and a few packages of decora-
tive pebbles, and created -her

versus the same period in
2004. The pilot program
cost $26,100 with Waitrose
and the department each
paving half.
The Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services is statutorily man-
dated to provide profes-
sional marketing servic-
| es' to Florida's agri-
cultural community
through ,its Division
S. of Marketing. and
.. Development. These
marketing promo-
tions are part of the
_'." ongoing "Fresh from
Florida" campaign, an.
identification and. promo-
tionaJ program designed to
boost the image of Florida
agriculture and increase
sales by helping consum-
ers to identify Florida-grown
agricultural products at retail
stores. The "Fresh from
Florida" campaign also helps
-increase public awareness of
the importance of Florida's
agriculture industry, which
has an estimated overall eco-
nomic impact of more than
$62 billion annually.
For information about
Florida agriculture or the
"Fresh from Florida" pro-
gram, visit http://www.

CR Smith & Son

A Company You Can Trust!
: *AA

Weoffer Complete Septic Service, Portable

Restroom Reitals, Demolition, Hauling, Land

Clearing and Much More....

S Call 850-229-6018

Fax 850-229-8976
E-mail crsmithandsoni@gtcom.net

S. Free Estimates

S 4r'

. .. -

be utilized as 'garden art'.
Winter is a good time for fall-
ing prey to this whimsy.
It would be fun to hear
from others who have an
unusual garden accessory.

own, unique, looking glass
ball. An interior decorator
brought her skills outside by
framing .a wall planter with
an old, empty picture frame.
A local doctor uses an old
metal bed frame as a trellis,
complete with the springs out
of an old mattress. Another
old friend took a plastic shoe
holder, the kind that hangs
on a door, to use as a pocket
garden for strawberry plants.
What' a harvest!
I've seen old wheelbar-
rows filled and planted, and
all kinds of children's toys,
including the little red .wag-
ons. In a little coastal fishing
village that shares an island
with a much ritzier, better
known resort town, the locals
have turned old bathroom
fixtures into front yard plant-
ers. .Vines clamber* through
sinks. Bathtubs in lovely
shades of avocado and har-
vest gold become gorgeous
water gardens. (I've ddne that
one.) Bougainvillea spills out
of toilet bowls. The result
is funky and often hilari-
ous, especially when, over
the years, more and more
of these 'planters' appear,
thumbing their noses at the
upscale, tightly, manicured
landscapes down the road.
Planters made from .old
tires are fairly common in
rural America. Planters
made, out of vintage cars and
trucks are delightful. Around
here, planters made from old
boats are rot uncommon. If
you love to garden, and have
even a tiny bit of irmagina-
tion or observation, most any
vessel will serve as a planter,
and most any discard can


2232.St. Andrews Blvd.
Panama City,FL


Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids

*, Satisfaction Guaranteed
Monthly Service Center

Sr. Citizens Center, PSJ
1st Thursday of each month


Gulf Coast Realty, In

Gulf Coast Realty, Inc
Mexico Beach, FL

"""""" h

After all, great ideas are bor-
rowed and shared.
Questions? Comments?
Advice? Email me at




The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:



A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at
the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
meeting on Tuesday, Jpnuary 24, 2006, at 6:00
p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St~Joe, FL. A copy of the
ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County CourtHouse in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear
at the meeting to be heard regarding the consid-
eration of the comprehensive plan amendment

^ '" ; S ,


-d "ioe.*uO PubiSh ioJanuar 0 2006

Joe McCallister

St. Joe Beach Home
on Corner lot With gulf views
Screened/Glass Porch
2 Car Carport
Outside Building/sink

5+/- Acres-Canal Street
300+/- Feet-Intercoastal
Dock w/2 boat bays
Brick Home-2000+sq.ft.
12X24 Outbuilding
RV site w/water/septic

--~,-- -

411 .,; ; .: '.

Marketing Campaign Promotes Florida Grapefruit, Sweet Corn and

Bluberries to Shoppers In United Kingdom, Bronson Announces


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 7B-

Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

81 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006

2';i'-,.. .<', illLt .:. ... .,i-i.i^1 __, '_ ^r

Steamer's Raw Bar
518 West Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL
Open 7 Days a Week
S OyIsters on the half shell
S $200 per dozen

1 lb. Peel & Eat Shrimp (hot or chilled)

Snq Crab All You Can Eat
S $15.95'

Short On Time?
Call ahead and we will have it ready when you arrive.

JE :'...."..." .': .... .. .
: '" -. 7 .'. :i .'--,





January 17

S New ,Hours

r ,B i ", -rues, a. t.
d q n.,' r e*,** *"

Friday & Saturdoa Night Dinner

ByV Reseration 850-648-5102

A beginners
guide to
the brave new
of puzzling

Story by TERESA J.
Illustrations by HYOUN-
Freedom News Service
D oes a trip to a natu-
ral foods store make
you feel as if you're
entering, some mys-
tical dimension?
After all, some of the
foods in there have pretty
weird-sounding names: sei-
tan, sucanat, amasake and
treviso and what the heck
is Dinosaur kale?
Fear not. It is just food,

after all, and we're
ease your trip down t
growing aisles of orga
natural products.
It's for your ow
- in many ways. M
these odd-sounding fo
,nutrition-packed, orga
free of preservatives a
ficial ingredients. And
are making their wa
natural-foods stores
ventional grocery sto
it pays to be able to
more than just brocc
brown rice.
stores are beginning to
says Sylvia Tawse, om
Fresh Ideas Group, a
relations company sp
ing in natural foods
(.conventional stores)
natural foods shopper
their store because sh
to spend more per ca
savvier conventional
have added integrated
food 'stores within sto:
have even identified
natural foods buyers
management positions
To get the lowde
some of these unusu;
ucts, we asked for he
Lauren Stewart, who
natural-foods cooking
in Colorado Springs
She took us on a

T Inie 33 -%YJ0U iRe(5,T1{iq R
A 7~ste # 14v~'
am in.n e lmlNG im -,UNq d cle nmowPiew~
5pgeializin8 in authentic Cqaun and Grizolg eumm'n
Gornrtrg ourv.-i, :. oIhrm -up G bo, C, 3-'1- h '~t.:.jir. 5rc1 rT
Gourmgzt andwichiz5 and a CrirId fflruL
qo'nvgnigzntig loeatgd on mainatrggt in Wgwahitchka. Ong block Moi
tiwcj 22. Call ahizad for business hour and dailg lunch and dinngrr3

here to
he ever-
nic and
n good
lany of
)ods are
mic and
nd arti-
d more
iy from
to con-
)res, so
;oli and

Whole Foods Market and Wild
Oats, singling out some of the
products that students have
found perplexing. And we
chose some foods that were
unfamiliar to us.
(AH-ghr AH-ghr)
A thickening agent made
from red seaweed that's a
good substitute for animal-
based gelatins. To use, agar
is mixed with cold water and
brought to a boil until it thick-
ens. It is found in the baking

adapt," Amasake
wner of (ah-mah-SAH-kee)
E public A sweetener made from
pecializ- sweet brown rice, brown rice
"They and koji (fermented, rice).
vant the Enzymes convert the rice
back in to simple sugars, so it ends
ie tends up becoming very thick. It
art. And is traditionally used in cook-
stores ing, but ready-to-drink variet-
natural ies recently have been intro-
res' and duced. They range from a thin
central liquid to nulkshake-thick. The
as new drinks are found in the dairy
s. section; the sweetener version
own on is in the baking aisle.,
al prod- Asian pear,
Sfromuns a Also called Chinese pears
runschool and apple pears,, these are
s, Col, firm to the touch, with a
tour of crunchy bite; they are lightly
sweet 'and drippingly, juicy.
Large, round and greefi or yel-
T r q' low in color. they're best eaten
raw. Look for fruit that is firm
and free of b tiises..
'- Broccoli raab
Also called rapini,' it is
leafy green with broccoli-like
ore clusters and is related to the,
salads cabbage and turnip, family.
Steam or use in stir-fries. The
north of greens have a pungent, bitter
ipze.ials. flavor.
9444, Burdock roots
They looks like, brown-
skinned carrots and can be
: sed and cooked carrots.

*1 K


N E B R c. H.

Saturday, January 28
Special Dinner Buffet 4 'phi O pm



1.11NFS F., .T Rfl I A NT


: i ; 1.-:. ". ;" .
'.2904 Highway 98 Suite 3R
SMxico Beaoch, FL
Stils at: uuww.Rnmondasoistro. corn
1 us t: onmondosBistro@yohoo.com

30 AM 3:00 PM :

TAKE-OUT 227-9999 or 229-1888
SUNDAY FRIDAY: 11:00 AM 10:00 PM"

SATURDAY: 4:00 PM-, 10:00M .
412 Reid Avenue,Port St. Joe, FL
WE DELIVER $15 minimum plus delivery charge

,. '4


Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


ML-:' A

The taste is a combination of
carrot and sunflower seeds.
Select firm, young burdock,
preferably no more that 1
inch in diameter. Do not wash
or peel until ready to use.
Carob (KEHR-uhb)
Can be used instead of
cocoa in recipes and is a
good source of calcium. It
comes from the pods of the
Mediterranean locust tree. The
pods are dried and ground
into a powder. It's found in
the baking aisle.
Dalkon (DI-kuhn).
A large white Japanese
radish, often used in miso
soup or as a brine pickle.

Select ones that are firm and
unwrinkled. They can be used.
peeled, raw in salads, shred-
ded as a garnish or cooked in
soups or stir-fries. Found in
the produce department.
Dinosaur kale
One of many new varieties
of kale. Its slate green-black
leaves are tongue- shaped,
with a waffled texture. Choose
richly colored, relatively small
bunches, avoiding any with
limp or yellowing leaves. It
cooks in about 5 minutes and
retains its color and half its
volume (unlike spinach).'Not
asstrong in flavor as regular
Ghee (GEE)
Clarified butter with "*a
higher smoking point than
butter and a longer shelf life.
Can be used for sauteing and
frying. Find it where other oils
are sold.
Kefir (keh-FEER)
A sour" yogurt-tasting
beverage .found in the dairy
department. '
Kudzu (KOOO-zoo)
A plant root that is a pow-,
erful thickener. It dissolves in
cold water and canr be used to
thicken soups, and puddings.
Found in the baking aisle.
Sweet cooking wine made
from brown rice that is essen-
ual to Japanese food. It adds
sweetness and flavor to sauces
and glazes. Found with other
vinegars and condiments. '
Miso (MEE-soh)
A seasoning paste made
from fermented soybeans.
Traditionally used in soups,
it ranges from mild white to
more pungent red and brown
miso.: Found in the dairy
department. :.
Please see NATURAL, Page 9B
Ol, s ,, e .0,1.3: '

Estobished 1937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 93

Natural -

A cross between a plum
and an apricot, with an
intensely sweet flavor. Look
for firm fruit that is bright
yellow (no green) and free of
Purple beans
Just like green beans,
except purple; however, they
lose their color when cooked
and look more like yellow
string beans. Select beans
that are not wrinkled.
Seitan (SAY-tan)
Wheat gluten that can be
substituted for meat in stews,
kebabs, paella and other
dishes.- When well-seasoned,
it can be the "meatiest" of the
meat substitutes. Found in
the dairy department.
A minimally refined, evap-
orated organic sugarcane
juice. Use and measure like
sugar. It adds a molasses-like
taste to whatever it sweetens.
Found where other sweeten-
ers are sold.
Tamari (tuh-MAH-ree)
Japanese soy sauce that
is aged in wooden casks for
months, which produces a
wine-like flavor that is more
complex than soy sauce. Use
to season soups, stews, sal-
ads, entrees and dressings.
Found alongside soy sauce.
Tempeh (TEHM-pay)

STFroom Page 8B

Indonesian soy food made
by culturing cooked, cracked
soybeans with a starter. It has
a meaty texture that works
well with vegetarian burg-
ers, casseroles and stir-fries.
Found in the dairy area.
A type of chicory that looks
like red-leafed Belgian endive,
with a less bitter flavor. Can
be used raw or cooked. Found
in the produce department;
select firm heads with bright
red leaves.
Turbinado sugar
Raw sugar that has been
steam-cleaned and has a deli-
cate molasses flavor. Found
with other sweeteners, it can
be used in place of white sugar
in cereals and baked goods.

Yield: 2 servings
1 small apple (any variety,
peeled or unpeeled)
1 teaspoon peanut, cashew or
almond butter
2 slices whole wheat or multi-
grain bread
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon honey or maple
syrup, to taste
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Core and cut apple into
approximately 1/8-inch slices.

Spread your choice of nut but-
ter on each slice of bread. Lay
apple slices on bread. Drizzle
tahini over apple slices, then
drizzle honey or maple syrup.
Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Place slices in toaster oven
and toast on high heat. You
may need to toast twice; watch
bread to prevent burning.
Nutrition data per serving:
Calories 190 (31 percent from
fat); 7 g fat (sat 1 g); protein 5
g; carbohydrates 31 g; choles-
terol 0 mg; sodium 150 mg;
calcium mg.
Source: "The Whole Foods
Market Cookbook: A Guide to
Natural Foods with 350 Recipes,"
by Steve Petusevsky and Whole
Foods Market team members

Yield: 4 servings
2 plump heads Treviso chicory
3 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground
pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400
Split chicories lengthwise
in half or, if large, into quar-
ters. Rinse well, but don't dry.
Moisture will help them cook.
Arrange in baking dish,
cut-side up. Brush most of
olive oil over leaves and sea-
son well with salt and pep-
per. Bake 12-15 minutes, then
turn to bake 5-8 minutes lon-
ger. Turn one last time so that
cut side is again facing up.
When done, edges of leaves
should be nicely browned.

Brush with remaining oil and
Nutrition data per serving:
Calories 103 (91 percent from
fat); 10.3 g fat (sat 1.4 gg);
protein 1 g; carbohydrates 3
g; cholesterol 0 mg; sodium
159 mg.
Source: "Local Flavors: Cooking
and Eating from America's
Farmers' Markets," by Deborah

Yield: 12 servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (1
1 pound seitan, chopped
1/8 cup dried oregano, or 1/4
cup fresh oregano
1 sprig fresh rosemary, whole
on the stem
1 (26-ounce) jar marinara
sauce, plus more for serv-
ing, if desired
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
12 oven-ready sheets dried lasa-
gna pasta (or regular dried lasa-
gna noodles, cooked-according
to package directions)
4 cups grated soy mozzarella
1/2 cup grated soy Parmesan
cheese,plus more for serving,
if desired
Cook's note: Sauce may
be made up to 3 days before
assembling lasagna. Store
tightly covered in refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 350
Heat olive oil in large non-
stick saucepan over medium
heat. Add onion and garlic;
saute 2 minutes. Add chopped
seitan and saute 3- 4 minutes
more, until seitan begins to
Add oregano and rosemary
sprig and saute 1 minute lon-
ger. Add marinara sauce and
simmer sauce slowly for 30
Add chopped basil and stir
well. Remove rosemary sprig.
Assemble lasagna in 13-
by-9-by-2-inch pan: Spread
about 1 cup sauce on bot-
tom. Lay 4 sheets lasagna
pasta across sauce (don't
overlap, as they expand quite
a bit when cooking; overlap
slightly if substituting cooked
noodles). Spread about 3/4
cup seitan sauce evenly over
pasta. Sprinkle 1 cup moz-
zarella over sauce. Repeat
process twice, until all pasta
sauce and cheese is used.
Make sure top layer is pre-
pared evenly with sauce and
Sprinkle Parmesan even-
ly over surface of lasagna.
Cover pan well with foil. Bake
35 minutes, until lasagna ;is
cooked and pasta is tender.
Remove foil and continue
to bake an additional 10-
15 minutes, until cheese is
melted and surface is lightly
Allow lasagna to stand 15
minutes before cutting into
squares. Serve with addi-

tional sauce and grated soy
Parmesan cheese, if desired.--
Nutrition data per square:'
Calories 190 (16 percent from
fat); 3.5 g fat,(sat 0 g); pro-
tein 15 g; carbohydrates 28
g; cholesterol 0 mg; sodium
250 mg.
Source: "The Whole Foods
.Market Cookbook: A Guide to
Natural Foods with 350 Recipes,"
by Steve Petusevsky and Whole
Foods Market team members

Yield: 3 cups
1/2 cup roughly chopped yel-
low onion
1/2 pound extra-firm tofu,
1/4 cup white miso
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 cup water,.
Procedure: -.'
Place all ingredients in'
bowl of food processor fitted
with, metal blade. Process
until smooth and creamy.
Refrigerate until ready to
Nutrition data pet 21'"
tablespoon serving: Calories
30 (67 percent from fat); 2 g
fat (sat 0 g); protein 1 g; car-;
bohydrates 1 g; cholesterol-
0 mg; sodium 95 mg. .
Source: "The Whole Foods
Market Cookbook; A Guide to
Natural Foods with 350 ReiIpes "
by Steve Petusevsky and Whole
Foods Market team members

Tyndall Eye

Controlled Burns
The 325th Fighter Wing
Natural Resources officials
conduct controlled burns
periodically throughout the
year for environmental and
safety reasons on Tyndall.
Approximately 9,000 acres
are burnt each year of
the bases 29,000 acres of
responsibility. These con-
trolled fires reduce the like-
lihood of wildfires and help
to promote regeneration of
low-lying plants and brush
that .require regularly-
Sscheduled bums in order
to grow. For additional
information about the
controlled burn program

St. Joe Beach Home-two lots one block
off highway 98 four bedrooms three
baths living room dining room fam-
ily roorn, eat in kitchen two car carport
storage building/laundry sink nicely
landscaped-Sprinkler System Located
on a corner with a Gulfview-Shown
by Appointment Call Joe today for
your preview 850-227-4585 MLS #

an all-volunteer organiza-
tion that provides assis-
tance and information to
Tyndall's retiree communi-
ty on retiree-related issues.
Those interested in vol-
unteering should contact
the office by e-mail at tyn-
dall.RAO@tyndall.af.mil or
phone at (850) 283-2737.
Tyndall Commissary
closure Jan. 24
The Commissary will
be closed Jan. 24 so new
grocery shelving can be
installed. This will ensure
adequate Lime to complete

on base, call the Natural
Resources office at (850)
New base .crosswalk policy
Effective immediately,
drivers who fail to stop
for pedestrians waiting to
cross at crosswalks or fail-
ing to stop if the pedestrian
is not completely out of a
crosswalk will have their
on-base driving privileges
suspended for 14 days.
Retiree Activities Office
volunteers needed
The Retiree Activities
Office is seeking volunteers
to assist with the various
tasks associated with run-
ning the office. The RAO is

ated on two lots in ward ridge. Large kitch-
en with dining area, family room, formal
living room, florida room with tiled floor.
Very spacious throughout home. Workshop'
in back. Back yard is fenced. Lots of room
in this'yard for parking rv/and or a nice
boat. Yard is filled with azaleas, pine
trees, day lilliess and crepe myrtles. This
is a must see home. Call Susie White for
an appointment today at 227-4046.

the shelving process and to
get products back on the
After the resetting of
products, some categories
or items may not be.locat-
ed in the same shopping
aisles they are now. Aisle
markers will also be updat-
ed. In- order to assist you
with the new_ locations, a
revised store layout will be
available at the entrance to
the commissary Jan. 25.
Clinic phone numbers
The 325th Medical
Group advises patients that

III. a. hr a o

21IWliamTAenePotIS. oeITE325T U229988
e-al uigasgc mnt* 0 nTe -a 9am- r.ClsdS naI

Mexico Beach- 123 Circle Dr -MLS
109228- Beach side of Hwy 98. Magnifi-
cent view, 25 steps to beach. 4 bed/3.5
bath. Very large rooms. House is in great
shape. Currently being worked on with
new tile in Florida room, kitchen being
renovated. A must see,great value. Call
Natalie 850-227-4355

they may use the central
appointments line, 283-
2778, to conduct business
with both Family Practice
and Flight Medicine. The
automated system allows
patients to-choose the clin-
ic desired and, if the num-
ber is busy, the call will be
queued until a staff mem-
ber can take the call.' This



Jubilation Subdivision. Fantastic
opportunity! A beautiful gulf view in a
magnificent house. Wirdolf Construction
designed by John Hopkins. X-Flood zone.
$1,150,000.- mls#109000 Contact
Patrick Jones for more information @

same number can be-Use.
to reach medical staff-ftexri
hours and on weekends;
Patients may contibpue to
use, the front de Jrturit
bers durbusi
neS ti'brs: 283-735, foi
Flight Medicini anid' 83'
7501 for Family Practice.

m.e 'Delhverr rM IM

o-I in -F L.32,8
1=.-- BIH

1225 Cape San Bias Road Unique
BAY FRONT home with breathtaking
views of beautiful St. Joe Bay. "New" roof.
This home is nestled on a huge wooded
lot with lots of privacy MLS#108564.
$1,300,000 Call Sbnlia Raffleld 340-
0900. ,

Well maintained 2bd.'lbath home in a
quiet neighborhood in Mexico Beach.
Octagonal construction' and extra
deep'lot Ioffers a lot of potential. MLS
#109160 5335,000 Call Diane Scholz

4412 Hwy 98 'T Tst tier home
offers an unobstructed lifetime view 'of
St. Joseph Bay. Future development of
Windmark Beach will envelope 'this area
of St. Joseph Shores Subd. that is located
between Port St. Joe and St.Joe Beach.
MLS# 105433 $1,350,000 Call Carol
for appt. @ 850-227-4252

3BR/2BA Well' kept ohbile home Ath
fenced in yard,; close to beaches and public
boat ramp. $350,000 MLS# 106179. Call 1 G
Sonjia Raffield for more info @ 340- 147 Money Bayou Drive Great view
0900. FEMA Insurance Area. Close to drive on
beach access. MLS#107427 Call Mark
Schultz 850-227-5605. 5549,000.

Beacon Hill,- 8876 Hwy 98-Great beach
view from screen porch- H'as 3br/2bq
upstairs w/entry from back street and
2br/2ba downstairs w/entry from Hwy
98. MLS#101275 5695,000 Call Ellen


* Mexico Beach, SI. Charles Slreel-lme.ior Lol mism106205
* Mexico Beach, 408 Arizona Drive-Interor Lot,mls#1 03575
* Mexico Beach, 200 Hwy 98-Gulf View Lot mlsl06182
. St Joe Bedch. 304 Beacon Road-msal1063d
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way lit rir i,.n *,i l. Fli-,.i,T.n ...h .id.dd ,i;. c.
G0ul f Meoco t5oud-oal Ia t,'-, h .': Ic :;ed ,. i. oa i-.. 1:1 Call Sonpa RaHield
at 340-.0900 5579.900.
* Lot 3C Sl Charles Street. Casuna Subdivlioln, Menco Beach wlh.-. *ol,,i
d.Ar.ce bG:h -4. &o' -,:.:::' aol a.. .I al I' ML5Ia08169, 5224.900
Brenda Miller 227-5380
* Sunset Village-fTi do- l-uBrm.n .. i,:coi 11 I,. G Ich. ',, ..'dd b. ..'d.v, 0 ,,

* New ;ubditlion in Boay Co -.T. deapu .. .: o. c J ....- ,j.r. ,: :
mls107052 5165 000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-5239
S Cape San Bias, Jubilation-Premier subdivision on Cape Son BIOs with beoutiul
lots available to build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call today for more
* 101 Lagoon Drive;,- 2nd Tier homesite with beach access. $595,000 Call Kim
Harrison 227-3745 MLS#106214.
S Chicksaw Lahe, Indian Pass Gulf Front lot in a very private community. $1,380,000
Call Kim Harrison 227-3745 MLS#105561.
* Mexico Beach, 180 St. Christopher Street Interior Lot. $249,000 MLS#T 06206.
* Port St. Joe, 112 Heritage Lane-Interior Lot, $150,000

* 8325 C R 366, O.erslreei *:.H... ..: llnt, ac .-.j Pl.ac i,, C a.-- -r, d >.1C- I
Lo:T. :.-I "5 :.,,. ., >i ...t.i..- 56; 000 MLS 107800 Call Ellen Allemoie
* 247 Quarterhorse Lane, Overstreet 2.73 acres with electric, well on property,
and septic permitted. Partially cleared and landscaped. Peace and quiet. $125,000 MLS
108296 Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146
* Overstreet, Mockingbird-Canal front lot 100'x800'. $269,900 Call Carol Bell
- Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'x 70' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252
*Port St. Joe, 115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable investment in Port St. Joe.
mls#106528 $137,000 Call Candice Upchurch 850-227-6402
* Overtreet 41 Acres in the quiet and peaceful area of Overstreet. MLS#109009 Call
Brett Lowry 227-5535

* 6807 Hwy 71 While City Grea l Investimen, Oppona-..)l 100 A 4 fro.ng Hwy
,' C., a'e.' 'Here slaer ai be in place in coproa.motety 1 year Propey hdjcatn
h.s a. oan ,"e ma.e. MLSD 108718. Contact Perky or Susle Whie00-451-
2349 or 850-227-4046. $235,000.00. -
r* the .p.De, "cn o m.a lat reah. atn01 oi aca of 'and r"d ho@ already
Lel. clea.'d Seller m i.aied and .li I.ireln I alla ofs Call Mo s Medina 527.
, The Landings at Weaoppo, Oarsmene.Located ou1 off Tne ,ntrcoowsl woaterwy Call
for more detalls. 850-648-5683
149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpoirl Lakes On TIhelulfl Sbbdirislon. Adclaun to pool-
and pr.i h.:.e I Pa.ed oad.s underGrcond ufm.nes ML.S10054 S75,000 Call
Brenda Miller 227-5380

starting at S299,900 a" 4942 CR C-30-Intlerlor Lot, mhs#1 07723 Wetoppo Crook and East Bay Frontage. MLS#1 09103 undergrobnd Utilitiespa;pol and club house. Carl Patrkicli 1!4-$811 111,
* Casuna Subdivision L.t J es C.r.-eOdaeO bd,,.J.30,r..,.Irclude i & pal I ort 8t. lJoe, Garrison Avenue -. Lot is .26 acres and is partially cleared. SELLER
rcu,, $238.000. Call Rkhard Squires or Sonila Raffield at 227-9600 MORI.ATED. mis#108304 $119,000 Call Moses Medina 527-0441 OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE Panacea, 64 Dr Lood DrireAc r /deeded accese108


:v : .. .. ... ; *..... "- 7 --*



- i\



The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 98

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas


for 68 years

Trees Are Important to Our Environment

By Roy Lee Carter
CountyExtension Director
Trees are an- indispens-
able part of our environment.
They give home, street or
commercial site individual-
ity, beauty and a peaceful
quality. And, because of
their long life, trees give the
surrounding a sense of per-
manence and stability.
On January 20, Florida's
official Arbor Day, why don't
you join in the celebration
by planting a tree. This is a
project in which all members
of the family can participate.
It is an excellent exercise to
teach children how to select
and plant a tree. But, more
importantly, .is an opportu-
nity to teach them the value
of trees to our environment.
Trees not buildings, are
the best.measure of civilized
landscape.' A' sense of time,
history and 'continuity are
demonstrated in a communi-
ty in which trees survive and
more are regularly planted.
Those sections ,of our

Wayne Rowlett, Realtor,

Are you the. parent of a stu-
dent preparing for or already
in college? Then you've prob-
ably encountered the high cost
of student housing. Even on-
camrIpus dorrmtone; canr be,
expernsl e, but most students
don't stay in the dormrrs for their
entire college career. At some
point. they move out into an
apartment. acondomnuriurn. or
a house that the% share with
other students. None of these
options. even when splittina
the rent. are cheap.
The National association ol
REALTORS,_.' discovered an in-
terestmin trend from 2004 sta-
tistcs: nearly 200,000 proper-
ties that sold were purchased
for post-secondary student
living quarters. This mean-s
more parents are beginning to
eye the investment potential

Barefoot Properties
ol properties in their students'
schooll towns.
Think about it you build eq-
utu'. save on housing costs,
and receive income during
school (if there are roommates)
and after your son or daughter
graduates. You should also be
able to deduct the mortgage
interest and property taxes.
Your biggest concern would be
maintenance, and you'd prob-
ably want to hire someone
to keep the. property in good'
shape (but it's a student rent-
al, not a model homel.
Ask a local real estate agent to
put you in touch with an agent
in your student's new city. be-
cause they'll have the greatest
knowledge to help you select
the ideal property for your
student's housing needs. It's
an educated solution!l

Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Blas Road.
Port St. .Joe. FL 32.456. (850)
227-8492 wr'- gtcom.net
www. Captwayne.net

Gulf County Sheriff"s Office Arrist


communities -where old trees
do survive are the pride of
our towns and cities. These
are areas we quickly point
out to visitors and tourists.
Cities that are rich in trees
have a character all their
own of which the citizens
may be justly proud.
Most structures can
become visually acceptable.
in the landscape with the
proper use of trees to frame
and balance them. It is
rare to find a structure that
is self-sufficient without the
roper use of natural vegeta-

tion. An environment that
is good for trees may also be
said to be good for people.
In addition to these aes-
thetic reasons for having
trees there are also some very
practical ones. Trees may be
referred to as nature's air
conditioners. They moder-
ate the climate by protect-
ing areas from extremes of
wind, heat, cold, glare and-
Trees also purify the air.
While humans and animals
consume oxygen and emit
carbon dioxide, growing trees
convert carbon dioxide into
food and give off oxygen.
Trees also purify the air.
While humans and animals,
consume oxygen and emit
carbon dioxide, growing trees
convert carbon dioxide into
food and give off oxygen.
Trees also cool and
humidify the air through
transpiration, the process of
releasing moisture through
leaves into surrounding air.
On a hot day, a young tree
can transpire several tons of
water. That evaporation pro-
duces a cooling effect, caus-
ing the air to be cooler under
the tree.
Trees purify water, pro-

tect watersheds and prevent
,soil erosion. Three-fourths
of the nation's water comes
from the forested third of
the country. Trees, cushion-
ing the impact of rainfall on
forest floors, regulate water
flow, so provide a vital link in
the earth's water system.
Trees reduce highway
and street noise. Solid belts
of trees, with shrub row
plantings, will help to reduce
noise along highways and
Real estate people tell
us that one of the best rea-
sons to plant good trees is
to increase the value and
sales appeal of our homes.
Trees should be a part of
the overall landscape plan.
Whether a professional land-
Sscape architect, nurseryman
or home gardener places the
tree, it is best to plan the
overall development, first,
so as to avoid costly mov-
ing and other mistakes. We
should remember that trees
are a living investment that
increases in value continu-
ally if properly placed and
cared for. Why don't you add
t the beauty of your commu-
nity by planting a tree this

Five Free Crapemyrtle Trees,

Five free Crapemyrtle
trees, will be given to each
person who joins the National.
Arbor Day Foundation dur-
ing January.
The free trees are part of
the nonprofit Foundation's
Trees for America campaign.
"Crapemyrtles were
selected for this campaign
because of'the elegant color
and form, making them an
attractive addition to the
home landscape," John
.Rosenow, the Foundation's
president, said. "These small
flowering trees boast perfect,
six-petaled flowers of pink
and red. with leaves that
change from summer green
to autumn red. orange, and.
yellow." :

1/6- Brendan Lindsey
Hendricks, W/M, '24, Port
St. Joe, Violation Probation.
Charles Vincent Kilbourn,
W/M, 45, Port St. Joe,
Possession Crack Cocaine
1/7- John Michael'Kohn, W/
M, 40, Wewahitchka,DWLSR.
1/8 Regina Rose Kerigan, W/
F, 30, Port St. Joe, Battery
on' LEO, Resisting, with-
out violence. Brandon Lee
Harrison, W/M, 25, Port St.
Joe, DUI, Refuse breath test.
1/9 CherylAnn Hilton, W/F,'
40, Wewahitchka, Violation
Pretrial Release. Christopher
W. Tinker, W/M, 51, Port St.
Joe, Violation PretrialRelease.
Jessica Karen Smith, W/F,

22, Apalachicola, Possession
Controlled Substance,
Charles Vincent Kilbourn,
W/M, 45, Port St. Joe,
Possession Crack Cocaine.
,Russell S. Pishnery, W/M,
51, Wewahitchka, DUI 1/10
Iichael Lopez Nicholson, B/
M, 39, Port St. Joe, Sexual
Battery. James Robert Broer,
W/M, 19, Wewahitchka,
Violation Probation. Michael
Alan Potts, W/M, 29, Port
St. Joe, DUI. William Aaron
Kirkland, Jr., W/M, 47, Port
St. Joe, Violations Pretrial
SRelease. I/12 Aaron
Shane Whitehurst, W/M,
22, .Panama City, Violation
Probation .

Expeditious Service 24/7
(850) 229-BOND (2663)
(850)'639-BOND (2663)
Jobie Barfield, Agent 383 Lena's Lane
Cell 814-BOND (2663) Wewahirchka, FL 32465.




CAL Q97-1978

The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the right time for
planting between Feb. 1 and
May 31 with enclosed plant-
ing instructions. The six to
twelve inch trees are guaran-
teed to grow, or they will be
replaced free of charge.
Members also receive
a subscription to the
Foundation's colorful
bimonthly publication, Arbor
Day. and The Tree Book with
information about tree plant-
ing and care.
To receive the free
trees, send a $10 member-
ship contribution' to Five
Crapemvrtles. National Arbor
Day Foundation, 100 Arbor
Avenue. Nebraska City, NE
684 10, by Jan. 31.

''I-'' ''I.'
I'' S



The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:


PARCEL 'ID #00741-005R, 5 ACRES OF A
D TE, ;. ...

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at
the G.lf County Board of County Commissioners
meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at 6:00
p.m. EST, in the Gulf'County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Ce-
cil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of
the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-
,ation of.the comprehensive plan amendment or-

S0 Luke Ford Rd.J\LU1

Ad #2006-008 Publish January 19, 2006


A Public Hearing will be held at the, 869
of County C6ommissioners (BOCC)'mre
ing on Tuesday, January 2006 at'
p.m' EST. The public.heaibg will be hIb
the BOCC Meeting Rorit of tihe Robi
Moore Administrati6niuil Iding, 1000"'"
cil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., PorA.St. Joe, Flodr"at
The public hearings will be to discuss an
act on the following:

1. Final Plat Approval' Village Ceote
South WindMarklBedch DRI/DO:|
Section 21, Townsp 7 South, Rn
11 West, Gulf County, Florida a co
mercial/resideitia subdivision, subjl'
to all Federal, Statd and Local develop-
ment regulations. :
2. Final flat Approval Fisherman's Vil-
lage .North WihdMark Beach DRI/IDb
DbP 4 Section 21,' Tovnship 7 Sodu.
Range 11 West, &ulf County, Fidc&
a residential subdivision, subject oi-
Federal, State dnd Local development t
regulations stated and unstated.

The public is encouraged 'to attend and be,
heard on these matters. Informationri prior
to the meeting can' be viewed at the Plan-
ning and Building Department at 1000 Ce-
cil G. Costin Sr. Blyd., Room 301.





The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:


CEL ID #03495-550R, .91 ACRES OF A

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at
the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at 6:00
p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Ce-
cil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of
the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-
ation of the comprehensive plan amendment or-
dinance. .

Ad #2006-007 Publish January 19, 2006

A gL Captain Wayne I

Established 1937 -

IOB The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006

c-*i,,l, ,4 7 o'37 -* r,,inan ulf cnmtyv and surrounding areas for 68 years

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 11i

PUBLIC NOTICE Ordinance 2005-1019L in at 2018 Marvin Avenue.
Storage Units its entirety may be inspected at IN ACCORDANCE WITH
Unit# 47/72 Sherrie Hancock the office qf the Wewahitchka THE AMERICANS WITH
Unit# 84 Darin Blackwel City Clerk during business DISABILITIES ACT, persons
Unit# 95 Vetta Loveless hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central needing special accommo-
located at 1249 Hwy 22 Mini time, Mon-Fri. dations to participate in this
Storage Wewahitchka, Florida Gwendolyn T. Exley proceedings should contact
will be opened and contents to City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk,
be sold or removed on January Publish January 12 & 19, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
21, 2006 if storage rent is not 2006 Telephone No. 850/229-8261.
paid. This is an open meeting and
Publish January 12 & 19, NOTICE OF PUBLIC any and all persons are encour-
2006 HEARING aged to attend. The Variance
The City of Wewahitchka Committee will not provide a
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN Board of Commissioners will verbatim record of this meet-
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-1020L
IN RE: The estate of on Monday, January 23, 2006 NOTICE OF PUBLIC
Case No.:05-89 PR at 6:45 P.M. central time to HEARING
LAURA LYNN BARINEAU, consider adoption of an ordi-
IN PROBATE nance with the following title: The City of Wewahitchka Board
Deceased. AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING of Commissioners will hold a
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING., FilPil-A. FPr\ iEiliG FOFP 1'' -*":., I:1!L, on Monday,
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS Tn-iE PUPF','-iE iriTEiT February 13, 2006 at 6:45 P.M.
AGAINST THE ABOVE DE-EFIrl NmI':'' RfIETH:- E' central time to consider adop-
ESTATE: OF PLAT APPROVAL AND tion of an ordinance with the
The administration of the REQUIREMENTS THEREFORE following title:
estate of La,r a L'.Tr, a-B.r.",, PROVIDING THE SIZE AN ORDINANCE OF THE
deceased, FJ.- rntimbetr :,.- -? LOTS, STREETS, .'AND CITY.: OF WEWAHITCHKA
Florida 32456. The names and Ordinance 2005-1020L in ESTABLISHING EFFECTIVE
addresses of the personal rep- its entirety may be inspected at DATE.
resentative and that personal the office of the Wewahitchka Ordinance 2005-1021L in its
representative's 'attorney are City Clerk during business entirety may be inspected at the
set forth below, hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central office, of the Wewahitchka City
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS time, Mon-Fri. Clerk during business hours,
ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Gwendolyn T. Exley 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central time,
All .:red.i,.:re of .the dece- City Clerk, ..:...F
dent 'a,.d -tr,.:r persons hav- Publish 'January 12 &' 19, l.:., r, T. Exley
ing claims or demap'd against 2Q06 .. City Clerk
decedent's estate ,6n whom a '. Publish January 19 & 26,
copy of this notice is served NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS 2006
within three months "after The Gulf County School Board
the date of the first publica- is accepting bids for one dish- PUBLIC NOTICE
tion of this notice must file washer: The Port St. Joe Port
their, claims with this .Court 1 ea DISHWASHER, CONVEYOR Authority will hold a workshop/
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE TYPE, special meeting on Tuesday,
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE Champion Model No. 44 DR January 24, 2006, at 11:30
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION E-Series Dishwasher, rack a.m., Eastern Time, at the
DAYS AFTER THE ,DATE OF- .44" singlejank ., 602. Monument Avenue, Port
SERVICE OF A COPY OF'THIS 208 racks/hr..Auto-fill, dual St. Joe, Florida, for the pur-
NOTICE ON THEM,. rinse, common utility. con- 'pose of announcement of Port
All other creditors of the nections," enclosure panels St. Joe Port Authority/St. Joe
decedent and persons having ilr.:rt -. :.JI. ur..:dl s/s Company Option Agreement.
claims or demands agabiiat the' '. ,::.ri. L-i: r. li dir, racks' All who wish may attend and
estate of the decedent must file pt,. & Ij i im rI a.k .i.-i be heard.
their claims with this "Court 1 Year limited warranty, std' ",' If any person decides to
WITHIN THREE 'MONTHS 1 Please specify direction of appeal any decision made with
AFTER THE DATE OF THE :.per..L.:.r. i-f i.: r.;gh,i respect to any matter consid-
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS rl.hi i, i.i f ere-j ,, tir.. mer,, ui; -, .:.r :l.e
NOTICE. 1 EIE :u-..: ira- L -:- ." therm. 'U need r,:,.r. .:.[' trL. p.' -
ALL CLAIMS ,AND ai nd1: I.: -- aer -:u.:.li ,id c.,-'l.re : a -rnd .'-:r _..r, p r-
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED 1 i" r, -.2 ,-:.mp' po e or -, ,e m nr,-j i-.
WILE.BE FOREVER BARRED. 11 ': :.r.:ur Ior c.:.r.r: l) e..n r,r i.iar ', a rbaum .:.:i.:..
The date of the first publi- 1 .-.,rer H'-tet lr, elecr..: 4'. I ihei pr.:..:jdir., i : ..j.de
cation of this Notice is January iaeIree Fhrrl-nhe. nr, s .i h,..r, r.:'.:.rd. u-r.l,..e: ire i1:u i
12, 2006. 1 ,':' .." : m :.n', a-,d eiden':'- up.:."- r..:r.
~1 ;f-uj-il: ,1[ 7. I rn t .:.:- I .. ',T e app a. I. 1:, t-e 1i:a: .3
PAU, W. GROOM II RISH, t.l. .:.ckri, .ani p:r: F,ubu'r, .iar,.uar, i9 l"','r
P.A.'; F'- ,: ,r .,:ld. Ir-,,_l-,r .r,_rge, NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
116 sailors Cove Dr. .: ~u n *'.. ,r h. :I e'.a- BID iF't i 1 I :l'
P. O, Box 39 ,F,-:..br i r, 0.':'. 14,:
Port t. Joe, Florida 32457 Ccrra:r ,i r Laf.etr.i lor r ,-- 'Playground equipment for
(850)z229-8211 their. in, I.rr-,ma.:.-r. -;') 229- ages 5-12 to include the
ATTORNEY 'FOR PERSONAL 5369. following or equivalent to
REPRESENTATIVE All bids must be .ub,.m.intTca r. the GameTime Slidetopia
FL BAR NO. 0037915 the Gulf.County '.,:.i.:.,:l B.:-ajd #85176:
attention Greg La.,'.l 1'5':.
.arme' H. Felps Middle School Roal P.:.rt ', Stepped Platform
* 11!5 Hwy. 450 Joe, FL 32456. Rock Wall Climber
Frar.iJrt.:.r,. L1 i-'43' Publish January 12 i- JanLur, Flip Slide 2/Universal
PLER-'iAL REPFLS.E,iTFT. E 19,2006 Hood
rF'blish JaruUr. 1' Transfer Point W./Access
20. Advertisement for attachment
Blocklayers Arch Bridge Link
NOTICE OF PUBLIC The- Gul C.:.,r, .:r,.:l P.,rd Curved Slide
HEARING ,: r,:enpa qu.:. ,r li, Overhead Ladder Access
Tr.c Ci .:i ..'e.. rur.:rI .. r .. : Package
..-rd '- .-.rC i.-.r. r 11 Overhead Tree Climber
1. ..-a- UBLL. -..--'"i,- .n : ,,,i Sing .nel
AN[JD FIa'IL PRE -.ui[i ,OF ,..,..' ,, I ..'. Cargo Net Wall-
ORDIIAIC,E O140. 2005-1019L E l:.'-) .1 A _re i ,:.'r ti, ALtlachment
.:r, c.nd.a. iir.uar -. : 20; ., Ltt. l -i0,la.I Lu t,..k l -,Jl,- Wiahkone Slide
4. 4"f P fr .:ntral ur.e 4t: pl:, air's mu.- r ,ie a e ,-I Wavy Iree Climber
.::r., ,der d-.:p ,.:.r.n .r, di- i .:r,-r.rg tiel:r'- d.:.'rg tir. Gizmo Single Panel
nrn.:e .--,i.e l oi c. utl J ile L '.:.[. eeri 4 a '.-..i: t.:, [L,h Cul Crunch Bar
AliOF.Diri.'iJiE'jF THE' Bo'A .D c.lr.i, :r .:.r l B.-ard 4%tienri n CybersUde
-F THEi-iTi c.r.lMi ;'.1 .l i iER D.:-.r, P.,:r. 1. ',. .li.adle h.: .il Double WUderSlide
'.F V.'El iiTCHi-i Fi.PI.', P.. P:.-rt r J:.e L 24,', Child Capacity of 60-65
A .ME[IDiL,' THE atOPTPT o mu t bb recex'.. b Colors: Green Metal/Beige.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF 1. Plastic/Granite Rock
WEW'.-,HITCHTL', FLORTDA. 12' noon EST. on or before Lifetime Warranty on
DATED .iur-E. 12 199'' AL. Fndr., .ianua-r, -. C. ntr.:t Support Posts
.IE('DE.D. I.HiCH,:CTITR,:'L LC,.:.r. R.:h ai '2 -1 f or .,:.r 15 year Warranty on
i.,T',P.E LANiD ULf. i.uiDE..S ifl.:.rmau.:.r, Expanded Metal and
"UBLi"' FACiLiTiE:. i.11i F'ub i.bir, ij-,a.r, I' :, 'i:06 "P" 'Punched Steel Decks,
PROTECTS NATURAl Pipes, Rails, Loops and
THE. L,',CtL G.:''. EPriET The Variance'and Zoning Board 10 year Warranty on Roto-
COMPREHEiS'P. E PLAIifJiNr. for .d-e Cr, .:.i' Forrt St. Joe, molded Components
AND LAND DE'. ELPMErjT ., will mrne. Thniur.dai Januair. Lifetime Warranty on
RECI.iL' Ti':iN ACr -CHAPTER'. 26, 200-. at "- p 0' [. m in the Powerlock and Hardware
163, PART ii, FLOPAiD,, C in:.-imj i.r, Chimber ai City ; .
iTiTTL.TESi PPcl, iD ilG H i t.:. di ,u:,', th lol.t:, iTrg A.Ipropo .ali h,,adld.. r.,:r ply,
FOR RE'. ISIONS TO THE. reqAet l,,r Ra Ir la Ce gro .ind .q .ipr'nrik a:-r, h e- r
FuTiRE LAhND i.1E MAP A five foot 15') encroach .:.r e'Ac.:.d E th.- acu.:r.,d .pe>ih.
PROVIDING .FOR A COP' n mentintotheNortheasterly c,:,r,-'n as '.lla .:.r..,:.norm : ire
ON:: FILE, 1'" PR.;. iDiNG setback line for a utility guJdeh'i ,.i .,e Handt-rd..:.k for
FOR SEVERABILITY; building and boat shed to Public Playground Safety pub-
AiJD 'PRO'. iDuLNG liFOR 'AN.. be located on a portion of. ; .iej b.'the U.S. Consumer
EFFECTRi.E DATE Lot 10, Block 129, located -r .':.dui Safety Commission,

ar be 2 office 4521 Surf de Gulf FrOnt Duplex .th a w.de expai
or you'll lose ol beich bedro.orr. 3 bath $599K Cape Sn Bias

alful S.eigrai 4747 Cape Sn Blas Road Nle Home bedr,...'r. 3
ACCes to0 pool, bath, cA0 living areas. Heaqy ducy sliders. Va:.r of Gulf
9 70K I X Zone Jand Bay Built be Big Fish Priced to sell it S695K
-" : k ...

publication number 325.
Any questions regarding
this bid should be directed to
Lynn Stephens at the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building,
Room 302, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456, (850) 229-6111.
Please indicate on envelope
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER on
what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until
Friday, January 27, 2006 at
5:00 p.m., E.T., at the Office of
the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids will be opened on Monday,
January 30, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
at the same address in Room
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all bids
Ad# 2006-010
Publish January 19 & 26,

Greg Brudnicki, Plaintiff
Madelyn W. Cowart, Defendant
Case No.:05-0153-CA
accordance with the Default
Final Judgement of Foreclosure
dated January 10, 2006, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Gulf County Court
House at 11:00 a.m. est. on
February 2, 2006, the following
described property:
A portion of Section 25,
Township 3 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County,
Florida, being more par-
ticularly described as fol-
Commerce at a concrete
monument marking the
Southwest corner of Lot
1, Block 3 of "Unit One
Idlewood Subdivision",
according to the Plat
thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 15, in the
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida; thence
along the West line of said
Lot 1, North 01 degrees
00 minutes 00 seconds
East, 69.38 feet to the
Northwest corner of said
Lot 1; thence along the
North line of said Lot
1, South 88 degrees 50
minutes 56 seconds East,
48.05 feet yo the Point of
Beginning; thence North
01 degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds East. 14,1.86 feet;
hence South 68 degrees
27 minutes 20 seconds
East, 33,87 feet; thence
South 87 degrees 53 min-
utes 59 seconds East,
27.21 feet; thence North
69 degrees 52 minutes 33
seconds East, 27.79 feet;
thence North 53 degrees
43 minutes 52 seconds
East, 38.94 feet; ,thence
North 70 degrees 04 min-
utes 32 seconds East, 101
feet more or less to the'
approximate mean high
water line of Dead Lakes;
thence Southeasterly
along said mean 'high
water to a point on the
North line of said Lot 1,
North 88 degrees 50 min-
utes 56 -seconds West, 255
feet more -or.-less' to- the
Point of Beginning.
Dated January 10, 2006
Publish Dates 19 & 26, 2006
In the Matter of an
Application for a G r. 4 j
Permit by:
c/o Mary Ann Wasmund
Post Office Box 385
Aplalachicola, Florida 32329

File Number: 23-0257720-001-
County: Gulf
The Department of
Environmental Protection gives
notice that it has, determined
that the placement of a 48
inch by 56 foot corrugated
metal pipe culvert along with
.058' acres/466 cubic yards
of fill in a manmade ditch,
qualifies for ri-he genera p-i-mit
established ur,ajr Rudl. .62-
312.816, and 62-4.540, Florida
Administrative Code. This proj-
ect is located along State Road
30A, near Port St. Joe, Florida,

Qas I(I ddy Insurance Agency, Ilnc.

Ho meowners Insurance

Mobile Home Insurance

.. Automotive Insurance

7'.H 156 2nd Ave, PO. Box 157 Wewalhitchka Fl 32465-0157
(850) 639-5077'* (850) 639-2553 1-800-782-6802
Fax (850) 639-5078


Servg the Panhandle Since 1931,
i / 4, r th

225 Re.dAse Corner of
5900K 3300 Sq Ft or -



224 SeagrM s Nearing co
on Cape San Blai.V.ews ol
'poolhouse and beach Buil
-;-: 1"'C .'

mplet on in be
fIGullf nd Biy
t by Big Fish $9

Section 36, Township 8 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Latitude/Longitude 29 degrees
44' 3.8" North, 85 degrees 18'
5" West.
The Department's deter-
mination shall become final
unless a timely petition for
an administrative hearing is
filed under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes
(F.S.). The time and procedure
for petitioning for a hearing
are set forth below. Upon the
timely filing of a petition, the
determination will not be effec-
tive until further order of the
Department. ,
A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by
the Department's decision
may petition for an adminis-
trative proceeding (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S. The petition
must contain the information
set forth below and must be
filed (received by the clerk) in"
the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000. The peti-
tioner shall also mail a copy of
the petition to the applicant at
the address indicated above at
the time of filing.
Petitions must be filed
within 21 days of publication
or receipt of this written notice,
except that a petition by any
person entitled to written notice
under Section 120.60 (3), F.S.,
must be filed within 21 days
of receipt of the written notice.
The failure of any person to file
a petition within the appropri-
ate time period shall constitute
a waiver of that person's right
to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S. Any subsequent interven-
tion (in a proceeding initiated
by another party) will be only
at the discretion of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing of a
motion in compliance with Rule
28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition must contain the
following information:
(a) The name, address, and
telephone number of each peti-
tioner; the Department permit
identification number and the
county in which the subject
matter or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and
when each petitioner received
notice of the Department
(c) A statement of how each
petitioner's substantial interests
are affected by the Department
(d) A statement of the material
facts disputed by the petitioner,
if any;
(e) A statement of facts that
the petitioner contends warrant
reversal or modification of the
Department. action;
(f) A statement of which rules
or statutes the petitioner con-
tends require reversal or modi-
fication of the 'Department
action; and
(g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stat-
ing precisely the action that
the petitioner wants .the
Department to take.
A petition that does not
dispute the material facts on
which the Depr.men-r.r a,.tion
is based :h-,lj :rart rr..,r no
such facts are in dispute and
otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth
above, as required by Rule 28-
106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to
'r.d1 r t-uu s..-U. D'n. prr,'-
.ede Ie. -r .n al .:.r, t 1-e hl-A
r.I F-:uu' r,. r-r.. M-ai rliar rl-e.
f-.pa 'rr .,r i : ridr. d i.-termr a. -
tior ra be dif rnit frT.:., tuhe
*,<-i. rm atin i>n rI V .,t d nr rJ-'u
r,,;. ,:e Fer:,:n b-,.:2:-, :ul-sran-
ri J ,.mere : mIA be M'f.:[e b.,
r,.',' Car;-,: n il LDepn-rtmerit
,.* rerir. -,a_...r. ra'.e re nghi t r r
per i.:-r. r .:, b.: *: *:* F pn.r., to
the proceeding, in. accordance
with the requirements set forth
Mediation under Section
120.573, F.S.,,is not available
for this proceeding.
The. .ppli.c.aQ -..: a tai -al-
I,:,r u, ti,'_ inr p r*:L..- -u-ig r.:,r-
M -ialJ U,, ,r. i r .u' .. r

I You too ca
in pa

to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at
the Tallahassee Branch- Office
of Tallahassee, Florida
Publish January 19, 2006

Case No. 05-44 DR
Angela Farris, Petitioner
James Edward Farris,

TO: James Edward Farris
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defences, if any, to it on
Angela Farris whose address
is 1575 CR 381, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465 on or before 2-21-
06, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court, 1000
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456 before service on
Petitioner or immediately there-,
It you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and. information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated January 12, 2006
BY/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Publish Dates Janpary 19, 26,

I have all investment / ..

radise with the


For more details on this. other interest-only
products and Construction Perms. please contact:

Chollet Ramsey, Account Executive

Bank of America '

If you have information regarding the manner and disposition of the St. Joe paper

mill plant or information regarding any former underground storage facilities at

the plant site, please call and leave a voice mail message at any of these numbers:

850-444-4406, 850-444-4457 or 850-444-4481. You may also write to P. 0.

Box 12009, Pensacola, Florida 32591. If you wish to remain anonymous, please

choose a random number with seven digits and keep a record of that number for

identification purposes. Sign the letter with that seven-digit number or leave that

number when you call and leave a voice message. We may advertise that number

later asking for further information.


McLeod &Thompson .

400 E. Government Street

Pensacola, Florida 32502

The hiring of a law firm is an important decision that should not be based solely upon
advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our
qualifications and experience.

February 2 & 9.
CASE NO.: 04-41-CA

INC., Plaintiff
Judgement of Foreclosure date
the 5th. day of January, 2006
and entered in Case No. 04-
41-CA, of the Circuit Court of
the 14TH Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Florida,
LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff
PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the FRONT
the Gulf County Courthouse,
in PORT ST. JOE, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 2 day of
February, 2006 the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgement, to wit:
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their dis-
abilities, need special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
ADA Coordinator at 1000 5th
Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
of Telephone (850) 229-6113
prior to such proceeding.
Loan No.: 2005035
Date May 18, 2001
Property Address: 104
Foremost .Dr., Wewahitchka,.
Florida 32465

Lot 5, Block "B": A parcel
of land lying and being in
the Southwest Quarter of

the Northwest Quarter of
Section 36, Township 3
south, Range 10 West, Gulf
County, Florida, and being
more particular described
as follow:
Commerce at the
Southeast Corner of the
Southwest Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter of
said Section 36, thence
go South 00 degrees 20
minutes 39 seconds West
for a distance of 20.22
feet to the Northerly right
of way boundary of Bryan
Setterich Road (having a
70 foot wide right of way):
thence go South 88 degrees
46 minutes 04 seconds
West along said Northerly
right of way boundary line ,
for a distance of 623.35
feet; thence departing
said Northerly right of way
boundary line, go North 01
degrees 21 minutes 11 sec-
onds West for a distance of
246.10 feet for the POINT
Point of Beginning, con-
tinue North 01 .degrees 21
minutes 11 seconds West
for a distance of 256.10
feet to the Southerly right
of way boundary line of
Foremost Drive (having a
60 foot wide right of way);
thence go North 88 degrees
46' minutes 04 seconds
East along said Southerly
right of way boundary line
for a distance: of 177.00
Feet; thence departing said
Southerly right of way
boundary line, go South
01 degrees 21 minutes 11
seconds Eat for a distance
of 246.19 feet: thence go
South 88 degrees 46 min-
utes 04 seconds West for
a distance of 177.00 feet
to the Point of Beginning.
Said parcel of Land having
an area.of 1.00 acres, more
or less.
Also known as: Lot 5, Block
"B" CrestwoodAcres, unre-
S. 'Dated this 13 day of
January, 2006 '
Rebecca Norris
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Bys/Jasmine Hysmith
Publish Dates: Jan. 19 & 26

'f The Family of Lewis Dohn Miles N

Sr. sincerely appreciates your kind

expressions of sympathy in our great loss.

The Miles family finds healing in God's

tender love and embrace and in knowing

others remembered and cared. Thank you

for keeping us in your thoughtS

and prayers


The Miles Famiily

A special thank you to all who sent food

andflowers they were appreciated. ,

'* .,.'" "' ;" '

"I live with sharks, but I'm not one!"

Gary Dugger

(850) 229-4600 Office (850) 258-3453 cell


S REALTY 143 Acklins Island Dr. Port St Joe, Fl. 32456

tsraousnea iyoi aefVlilg %.7UIi LUU1IJy UIJU



Line ads:
Business ads:
Classified Display ads:

$5.00 for the first 3 lines. $0.15 each additional line:
PU Rate $3.50/$0.15 each additional line
$6.25 for the first 3 lines. $0.20 each additional line;
PU Rate $4.00/$0.20 each additional line
$5.75 per column inch, $3.75 per column inch for
each additional week

Classified Display ads Friday at 11:00 a.m. EST
Line ads Monday at 11:00 a.m. EST
Call In 850-747-5020
or 1-800-345-8688
Fax In 850-747-5044
E-mail Display Ads to Starads@gtcom.net
E-mail Classified Ads to thestar@pcnh.com or

Wi3 42 450 460
Natural, Safel Dr. Recoin-PSJ area. Excellent in-
Natural Safe! Dr Recom- HOMECARE come potential. Estab- First Class Marine
mendeds Get Energized. Eat Administrator listed company just 90/10 CuNi Pipe Welders,
All Your Favorite Works Port St. Joe, L opened new branch. Shipfitters, Pipefitters,
All Your Favorisite! Works rt St. Joe, F Kilgore's Brick Pavers and Structural Welders
Like Magic o Visit: Tile 2890 W. Hwy 98 Port Must Have
ejads.com National Healthcare St. Joe. call 229-1980 or Minimum of 5 years
Corporation, one of the 258-4312 Shipyard Experience
nation's largest long- Call after 1/17/06
term health care provid- en 251-865-2221
O240 ers, is seeking a highly m O E ASSiISTANT
-^ ^ motivated individual 46 Emly OFFICE ASSISTANT
OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY with home health expe- needed with strong phone
INOLCD cleaningS service. Resi- rience to manage oper- ARAMARK and customer relations
denial, vacation rental. Res nations and business de- Correctional Services has skills, computer skills a
Prdentialssure vacation rentsheopment ing. Call development in Port St. immediate FT/PT openings must, $10 per hr., 40 hours
229-1654. Leave message. Joe. Full time position at Gulf Correctional Institu- a week. Must have valid
229-1654. Leave message, with competitive salary tion in Wewahitchka. Food DL. Apply at St. Joseph
and benefits. Proven ex- Service experience a plus, State Park, 227-1327
24 perience in business de- but will train right individu- PLUMBERS Helper & ex-
velopment in the health al. $8/hr & up. Competitive perience plumbers, will
care field required. wages, attractive benefits, train, paid vacation & holi-
EOE/DFWP unlimited growth potential. days, Starting pay $9/hr,
SMALL BUSINESSES and Background check and se- 639-5227 for application
individuals do you need SUBMIT RESUME TO: curity clearance required
help posting entries and Ms. Lisa Reed, R.N. to Join Our Team. Call Ms. ROOFERS
writing checks? Are those Assistant Vice President Shepherd@ 850- 639-6420 WANTED
debt slips piling up on HomeCare EOE...........DWFPWANTED
you? Do you want some National HealthCare No experience necessary.
free time to relax? call Corp. BUS DRIVER TRAINING Call 229-6859.
639-2646. I will do the 100 E. Vine Street The Gulf County School
work for you with Quicken Murfreesboro, TN 37130 Board has immediate The City of
2005 program. Reference 615-890-2020 Ext 1803 openings for substitute Wewahitchka is ac-
supplied on request Fax: 615-890-0123 bus drivers. Training will cepting applications for
consist of 40 total hours in- the position of
cluding 20 hours in the eUilit in N
28-Prfesoa classroom and 20 hours Utility Billing
HanS3S d4 I on a bus. Training is free if Clerk
an applicant drives0a bus Applications may be ob-
Cnrucio+, n for the Gulf County School stained at the City Hall in
Affordable Construction Board. All other applicants Wewahitchka and must
AHomeimprovements Superintendent for bus driver training must
Sheetrock work,Textured pay a fee of $52. All appli- be return to the City
Ceilings & Repairs, etc. cants must be finger print- Manager before 4 P.M.
V 850-896-6197, David St. Joe Towns & Re- ed, take a. bus driver phys- central time February
sorts is currently seek- ical, and be drug tested 03, 2006. The City of
ing an experienced before being approved by Wewahitchka is an
HANDYMAN FOR HIRE- Construction Superin- the School Board as a equal opportunity em-
Odd Jobs. Call for more tendent for our GULF driver. All 'licensed drivers player.
info., 850-827-2493. COUNTY Homebuilding for the Gulf County School
Operations. Candidate Board are eligible for any WOOD WORKING oppor-
will supervise the con- full time positions that unity available Must have
S struction of 'detailed come available. If interest- transportation, wood work-
3 7 unique homes. Candi- ed or you want more infor- ing skills a plus but will
date should have great mation, call Carolyn at the train right person. Call
GOLDE PET SIT- organizational and lead- Gulf County Adult School 229-7720.
GOLDEN RG UE PET SIT- ership abilities; includ- at 227-1744
TING SERVICE. Perfect ing strong communica- CAB & LIMO
alternative to kenneling tion skills and the ability CAB &LIM
your 4 legged kids. Re- to follow in place proce- Driver needed. Record &
ferred by local vet. Relia- dures while managing License Check Required.
ble pet sitter/pet owner, multiple tasks. An un- Call 850-899-0678 ADVERTISING SALES
Does home visits while derstanding of external CUSTODIAL POSITION PRO WANTED. If you
you are away. In business and internal 'customer AVAILABLE have experience, you can
7 years. Call Diana or Dan concepts are essential D T 1Health earn $1000 by this time
227-5770 or 648-5081 or in addition to essential The Gulf County Heah next week. For phone in-
227-8225 eole sktilson to strong Departent has one (1) terview, Mr. Haggerty, 877-
peopleskis. ive years opening for a Custodian. 665-6618.
residential supervision Forty (40) hours per week
St. Joe Cab required and two year ,@$8.00 per 'hour. May be ALL CASH BUSINESS!
OPENi7am-1lm Tcollege degree pre- asked to work evening Local Candy Vending
340 0279 or 647- 9317 rred hours occasionally; Fin- Route.. $50,000/Year Po-
For Reservations 2 PC or We offer great pay & gerprinting and Emergen- tential. 30 Machines plus
Tallahassee Airport. benefit package. cy Duties Required. OPS Candy. $9,895. Call Nowl!
Local Cab Service Also! Mail resume to Position, no benefits as- 1-800-704-5414
Lic'd & Ins'd 245 Riverside Ave., signed. Cl-Sinrg Date:,O
Lic'd&lns'd 245RiversideAve., 2/13/06. F.-r -,more infor- AVERAGE POSTAL EM-
Suite 5002, nation, contact Lesia PLOYEE EARNS $57,000/
Jacksonville, FL 32202, Hathaway at (850) YR Minimum Starting Pay
3Q Fax resume to 227-1276, ext. 149. $18.00/ hr. Benefits/ Paid
904-301-4598 Training and Vacations.
or email to Refer to Requisition Num- No Experience Needed.
STOP SMOKING jenaevans5)joe.com ber 64923098. 1-800-584-1775 Ref #5701
and manage your weight! Equal Opportunity Afirmative Action Em-
Classes starting. Jan. 31st Employer* Pre- player. Administrative
827-2510.for more info. Employment Drug, Earn $12-$48/hour'. Full
Screening and Back- .Apply at: -. -benefits. Paid training.
Ground check Required peoplefirst.myflorida.com Many Government posi-
A4 '1 D for assistance, contact: tions available. Homeland
w GRAPHIC DESIGNERS People First at Security, Law Enor,:e.
Wanted, growing magazine 877-562-7287 ment, Wildlife, and .more.
& Advertising agency is aldas
THE CITY OF seeking experienced de- DRIVER. -TRAINEES Call 7 days. 2139
WEWAHITCHKA signers to join the team, NEEDED NOW! No expe- 1800-320-9353E.239
s accepting applica- Quark, Adobe illustrator, rience required. Werner COKE/M&M ROUTE Earn
tons for the positionf freehand, photoshop, ATM Enterprises has immediate BIG $$. $0 down financing,
Utility Billing Clerk Ap- Deluxe, exp needed. Also openings for entry-level 800-367-6709 x: 2438
plication form and job seeking photographers, semi drivers. Our avg. driv- (24/7) BO#2510
description may be ob- writers & sales people. fast ers earn more than $36k
tained from theiption may b paced, fun environment lo- first year. 60% of our driv- Drivers,
Hall, 109 S. Second cated on Florida's Foirao. ers get home nightly/ GREAT PAY! Owrer Oper.
Wewahitchka, FL. d fph Cove, call 850 227. weekly 15 day CDL train- aic;rs Wanied Naltonwide
must be returned to ie 18 for interview and ,rng available in your area. Flaibed Company Lookinrg
City Manager before nd reume and samples Call today 1-866-280-5309 for Top OTR Drivels -Sign
City Manager befor to careers On Bonus-Paid Weekly
p.m. central time Friday. of work to careers DRIVER/, BOBCAT OPER' 48 .States ALSO
February 03, 2006. @waterfrontlivingmag.com, ATOR Class A CDL re- NEEDED. DriSers for Own-
The City of quired. Good pay for the er Operaiors & Drivers
Wewahitchka is an AAr right person. K.igore s Who Can Run Canada.
Equal Opportunity Em- Bric!i Pavers and Tile. Call Peggy. 1 (800)
player. 2890 W Hwy. 98; Port St.. 706-6767
Joe. call 229-1980 or
Dockside Cafe 258-5312 EARN UP TO $550 Wfeel-
Medi 'c.-..-.rr,;. I ly Working-through the
Hiring ALL Positions! Drivers & Loader government. Part-time, no
Call 850 625"556 Operators Needed experience needed. Call
for Rinker Materials Ready- today 1-800-488-2921 ask
CERTIFIED PART TIME E -perer-ced MixDivision. Dves must forUDept.L .
NURSING C.o ior buv iun,n 'ser.- r,-ve Ciass A or B CDL uc EARN UP TO $550 Week.
NURSN G c = rn PSJ. n,,.jr,,, Besi benefit package,. paid ,,I Working through [ne
ASSISTANTS some weekends, 16 ours riolidays. tuition assistance government PT. No expe-
Our 12tC.ed -a peir week call 625-6001 and education incentive, rience. Call Todayl!
nursing facility in Port paid overtime. Apply: 1901' 1-800-488-2921 Ask for"
St. Joe is seeking enthu- StJoseph Bay B. E. 15th St. PC or call Department V10O
siastic.caregivers. Country Club 872-3510.,DFWP/EOE. EMPLOYMENT OPPOR
.-, '1 1 Hiring Server/Cook. Must EMPLOYMENT OPPOR-
WE OFFER the -',ir.w. b- 18 yrs. old. Hourly DRIVERS TUNITY IN SOUTH FLQR-'
i eneils. ja' we + tips, Paid r,.il, USA IDAI Land Based Deep in-
'*Shift Differential days,,Approx. 30-35 hours Readymix Concrete jection well contractor has
*$13.50 PRN rate per week, Rotating week- Now hiring CL A&B CDL the following opening: Ce-
*$250 Referral Bonus ends off. Submit applica-. Readymix Drivers. Ex- meeting .Supervisor. Du-
*Health, ,Life, Vision, tion in person, or fax to cellent wages and Ben- ties, and Responslbilities:
Dental Competitive 229-7199. efits $500 Sign on B'o- Coordinates and oversees
wagesr-'.M ". "' nusl USA is an EOE. cementing service lihe
*Paid Time Off .l Call 8506.0.5740 work at the well site. Pro-
*MATCHIlJG 401K Plah' vides the planning neces-
*Uniform Allowance T ,- DRIVERS WANTED FOR sary for ihe job by provid-
Attendance Bonus LOCAL COMPANY Home ing instructions ao the crew
*Tuition Reimbursement every night. 1 years experi- and equipment used. Di-
Program .. ence. Clean MVR. Class A rects the activities of the
Jl & B license. $300 Sign- On crew during the rigging up
Please Contact: -Bonus after 90 Days. Call an rigging down at a loca-
Carrie Harrison o 769-9136. tion. Coordinatesthe clean
Human Resources up, rep air, and preparation
Dir.etor ELECTRICIANS NEEDED of equipment for the next
Bay St. Joseph Care & for Electrical Contractor. job. Top pay plus benefits,
Rehabilitation Center Must have mih. 3 yrs exp vehicle allowance reloca-
220 9th Street Sales and Service for large comm'I project 'tion expense. Fax resume
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Tan VIC op pay and benefits in- 239-489-4545 or contact
850-229-8244 Phone Agent cluding health insurance Danr at 239-489-4444.
S850-229-7129 Fax GT Com, a Total Commu- .are available, DFWP/EOE MUST PASS TEST. PHYSI-
nications Company Provid- call 800-330-9531 CAL & DRUG TEST. Drug
S, er rin lonhweirsi Fi,:,rida, mm iate Free Workplace
HOME HEALTH PT/PTA has .mmeai.le operrng for immediate ee rl
for Gulf and Frjr, l:Ir, a qua.lea 'uai.'-.,er Sales Opening: ,Genera B D
County. areas ,.:,ii and Service Representa- Compass Physical Thera- CALIFORNIA BOUND Na-
814-8159 or fax resume to tives in their Port St. Joe, py in Panama City is hiring as &Cirlo traveling USw/
850-271-0134 .Florida call center. Suc- PT/PTAs.. Come join a uysc& gmani MTV Road
cessful candidates will be growing company with' fun cpay. atm oadr
an outgoing self-starter great benefits. E-mail re- stype atmosphere.
MEDICAL OFFICESeek- with excellent communica- sumes to compass pt start Immedlately. Call
ing Full time, professional *tion and customer service .ao'rrnal corn or fax 578-485-9.13 ask for Nate.
office personnel. Comput- skills and the ralny to 850-763-0966. 678-485-9113 ask or Nate.
at ,and clerical experience work in a fast paced, team HEAVY EQUIPMENT ME-
necessary. Must have ex- environment. Inside sales LAWNSCAPES, INC.- ri- CHANICS: Minimum of 5
cellent people, skills., in- experience a plus. gation Foreman- MUST s inMu o
-. .... ,,"...... ......l years experience. Must di-

'quiries ,please contact na.v ; 2 yrS e^e, navev,- agnose and repair engine
850-596-3509 or 527-7785, We offer a competitive sal- id DL., Good pay DOE. raulic ctrical in
.toapply.. ary and benefits package Call 850-763-2975. hydraulic electrical in
Dozers, Loaders, etc.
including .401K. Starting MAINTENANCE WORK- $22/hour, meals, motel
pay $10.05 an hour plus ER needed, $10/hr, 40 and airfare paid. 7 days a
TRAVEL commission. Respond in hours per week. Must have weeks 12 hours daily. 12
Asignm nt confidence, via mail, fax, valid' DL. Apply at St..Jo- overtime. This is temporary
VirgAs ds and more oremail. seph'State Park, 227-1327 work during a labor dis-
VirgiN Islfnds and morel pute. Call Warren
*RN's for CU, & ER, Susan Machemer National Firm seeking Su- 251-662-3150.
-Medical Human Resources perintendents, Journey-
Surgical Manager men. and Apprentice Elec- HOMEWORKERS Ur-
*NICU GTCorim trcians i.r Northern Flori- gently Needed Many legit-
Dialysis PRO. Bbx 220, da projects. Good wages inmate firms offering work -.
*Resp Therapy Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 arid subsistence. Must be NOWI Outstanding mon-
A L. sTecnncars smachemer@fairpoint.com willing to travel. Send re- eymaking opportunities -
All expense paid FAX: 850-229-8689 sume to: working from home. Easy,
housing & Insurance .. bmicorp@Iholmail com Fun & Profitablel Call. To-
C 800 273-6566 EOE.'MFDv EOE!DFWP dayl 1-800-850-8143
.' ***. .4"



Only one burger will be fortunate enough to own this St. Joe HomeSite perfect for those
who appreciate spectacular bay views,.endless blue waters and open skies. It's the very best of
waterfront property with the conveniences of in-town living. This one-half acre homesite includes
100' of frontage along St. Joseph Bag and is within walking distance to the existing City Marina,
Port St.Joe's retail district, grocery shopping and numerous citg parks.

St.Joe Land is soliciting proposals from all parties interested in acquiring this homesite. All parties
interested in obtaining a copy of the bid packet should contact Mitch Burke at (850) 229-2906. All
bids must be delivered to Mitch Burke, St.Joe Land Company, 301 East 1st Street, Port St.Joe, FL
32456 on or before 5:00 PM EST February 17,2006.

For more information, visit JOE.com/land or call 866.JOEILAND.


St. Joe Land Company is under no obligation to sell any property referenced herein. Prospective purchasers may not
enter upon the property without our express permission.











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


480 1e 600s 3 B710 80 r si r
cial Service Representa- this classification may or TH, close to beach, very CIAL Real estate located side of 98, 2br/2ba, pool,
ive. MUST BE LI-Rep may not require an in- nice, no smoking/pets, in Western North Carolina. garage. Price Reduced.
CENSED/EXPERIENCED. vestment or may be $600mo+dep $2.6mil. 13+ acres, land Was $549,900, Now
Immediate opening. Pleas- multi-level marketing 2br/1.5ba house, no smok- alone is worth price. 7 year $499,900. Priced below
immediate oprking ening. Pleas- opportunities. We do ing/pets, close to beach, pay out on business. Call comparable sales. Joan
Top of the industry pay. not recommend giving very nice, $800mo+dep 866-231-4857 Lovelace, (850) 527-2560
Excellent benefits. Possi- credit card or bank ac- Pelican Walk Real Estate, Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
ble Sign-On Bonus-DOE count information out 850-647-2473 8 alty, 850-648-5767.
Send resume to: Blind Box over the phone. Always 80 `I MEXICO BEACH, New
OA-2562, R.O. Box 2952, research the company 76 Townhouses, 3br/2ba,
Odessa, TX 79760. you plan to do businessV a T o u 2 b$
with BEFORE investing. 760 2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe. pool, $249,000
Corner lot with bay view. 2br/2ba, $229,000.
Seeking Taste of Home $235K 850-762-3252 by 850-647-24can Walk Real Estate
Movie Extras Magazine Bluewater owner
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
Earn $150-$300/Per Day. Taste of Home Magazine Vacation Rentals 2 BR 1.5 BA, brick house on 1.25 acres 15ft deep
All Looks/Types Needed. is launching a new party has Long Term, (6 on 5 to 11 acres in Clarks- fish pond, greenhouse,
TV, Music Videos, Com- company in 2006. Enroll- months/1 year Lease) in ville, pool, asking $275K, screened porch, carport w/
mercials, Film, Print. No ment is limited to 3000 Port St Joe and Mexico call Deborah, 850-674- work shop. $274,900 Joan
E rience Necessary. Charter consultants na- Beach Areas. We have 2 7508/850-674-9110 work Lovelace 850-527-2560,
1-800-263949 Ext 3139 tionally. Get in now. Call and 3 Bedroom Town Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
866-250-4832 homes, Duplexes, and 3 BR, 2 BA with Garden alty (800)239-4959.
Single. Family Homes, tub, fp, pool, separate
Trades A Furnished and and Unfur- workshop, underground OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
NATIONAL CO.. MIG l nished. Call Lois at utilities in an exclusive on 2 acres, outside shed.
FLUX CORE 3/32nd WIRE IV7j0J, J 648-4400 (Mexico neighborhood on almost 2 Near Wetappo Creek,
& TIG WELDERS NEEDED Beach Office) or Pat at acres. 20 min. to gulf.' $249,900. Joan Lovelace
Traveling Position, print OAK GROVE, rear apart- 229-6100, Port St Joe $270k call 639-2586 or 850-527-2560, Mexico
reading a plus. Great pay ment, quiet neighborhood, Office. 850-814-9624 Beach Harmon Realty
with benefits. 401K paid 3br, appliances, includes (800)239-4959.
vacations, Valid Drivers Li- W/D, $400 mo + dep, call GULF AIRE, 4br/2ba, pri-
cense & citizenship re- 205-345-3953 or 205-310- 79 vate beach, pool, tennis, PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar-
quired. 866-883-1386 0639 $350,000, Pelican Walk bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa-
SReal Estate, 850-647-2473 cious rooms lrg yard near
YOU C L me WEWAHITCHKA Efficien- schools, town. Fireplace in
YOU COULD make over cy Apt, No pets. $290 family room, screened
$250 per hr. in VENDING. mo.+$290 sec ep Also America Homes for Sale porch. $385,000. Joan
Exciting new concept. No 2br Mobile home, needs Abierica in Bay County Loveace 850-527-2560,
competition.. Best loca- work no pets, 300 mo + S Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
tionFREE avainto lable. ackage. $300 sec dep, 639-5721. ii SOree n r home alty (800)239-4959.
FREE info package. Mini Storage See new brick home
1-800-377-1948 listings PRE-CONSTRUCTION
at www. SALE on New Homes, lo-
YOUNGOUIST BROTH- 70850 229-8014 mitchellanddykes.com coated in Port St. Joe, in
ERS; INC. Excellent Job8- Nice location. Reasonable
Opportunity in South Flori- 2 2 BR Long Term rentals, ... s. prices. 'Janice Hall Con-
dal Positions Available: available in Mexico Beach. BEACH struction, Inc. 229-6859.
*Drillers *Derricks -Floor Call Hambrick Realty ; ST JOE BEACH, 3br/2ba
Hands. Excellent benefits 648-1102 for details. STORA E ( Mobile Home, 1 block from
days. Fax resume 2 BR, 1.5 BATH Gulf Aire beach, car port, shed,
239-489-4545 or contact subdivision, pool & tennis, Day: 227-7200good condition, 295,000,
Dan at 239-489-4444. beach access w/ board- Pelican Walk Real Estate
MUST PASS PHYSICAL & walk, $775mo. Call 850- Night: 647-3882 CGC 059025/PE0051440 850647-2473
DRUG TEST. Drug Free 229-8667 St Joe Beach MEXICO BEACH 3br/2ba, ST. JOE BEACH Santa
Workplace MEXICO BEACH Water- pool, fireplace, new roof, Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire-
front TH, 2/2 on canal to MINI STO G fresh paint, new carpet, place, hot tub, 2 car gar-
O3 Gulf w/covered boat lift/ MINI STORAGE $300,000, PelicaniWalk age. $275,000. Joah Love-
5 'a slip, $1400mo. 850-229- Real Estate, 850-647-2473 lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
9353 4i ae0arr4rioinAve,PortSt Joe,FL Beach Harmon Realty
(PritiinePoolo,nextdoortomuits) MEXICO BEACH- 4th St. (800)239-4959.
30" HOTPOINT GAS 29-6200O3br, 1,5ba home. Large liv- ST JOE BEACH,
STOVE, Tan with black c229-200 Oiice ing room w/vaulted ceiling. $795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner
trim, USEDI $150.00 Call 1 814-7400 Cell Phone Jenaire Grill. Wraparound lot across from dedicated
227-3777. deck. 2 blocks from dedi- beach. Florida room w/ un-
2 BR, 2 1/2 BA, Duplex for cated beach. $349,900 obstructed view of beach.
51 ent LONG TERM, 6 Joan Lovelace Commercial possibilities.
Acin months to year lease. Gulf 850-527-2560, Mexicocall JoanmLovelac, MtxI-
51i front, fully furnished except Beach Harmon Realty Call Joan Lovelace, Mex-
utilities. Pets allowed with (800)239-4959. 850-c27-2560 or
A Isize/breed restricitoh.
AUCTION! $1,200 per month, $1,200 MEXICO BEACH- 507 800-239-4959
Every Friday Night at 7 pm damage deposit. Please Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile 8
Eastern. Great Auctions Call 850-229-6100, home i on corner lot.'
Weekly. Often Including Bluewater Realty. PLUS SMALL ENGINE Screened porch and deck. 8 4
Estates Col. Wade Clark, REPAIRS Fenced in back yard.
Auction-eer Wade Clark 3 BR '2 BA Double wide .$275,000. Joan Lovelace 4 ACRES in Howard
Auctions 314 Reid Avenue, Mobile Home in Mexico NOW AVAILABLE 850-527-2560, Mexico 'Creek, w/ ponds, barn,
Port St Joe 850-229-9282; Beach area, full wrap ClimateControl Beach Harmon .Realty deep. well, and' power,
AB1239, AU1737 10% around porch, 3 vehicle Climae Control (800)239-4959. $299,000, 827-2510. '
Buyer's Premium parking space, & all major '
appliances, $850mo+lm St. Joe MEXICO BEACH- 609 40-PRISTINE
5ni dep, lease req. 647-5722 Rent-All, Inc. Georgia.3br,2ba on, RES
3 BR, I',70tu75%:112 corner lot. Large ACRES
g3 3 BR, 2 BA DBLWIDE, 706 First Street =,ria room, screened in Florida Panhandle
Very Nice! St. Joe Beach, back porch. $275,000. zoned AG-2 with an ad.
BEDROOM SET, 6 pieces, Nice big yard, New carpet, Phone 227-2112 Joan Lovelace ditional: 46 acres: adja-
Queensize, all wood, firelace storae shed / MINI-STORAGE \ 850-527-2560, Mexico cent on creek available
$350 .80" LEATHER $900 mo.Call227-5700. Beach Harmon Realty as 86-acre package:
COUCH,Ivory color, $300; 3BR, 2BA house at Bea- (800)239-4959. Call 850-276-0091 or
DINETTE SET, with 4 con Hill, fully furn'O witn II II I MEXICO BEACH by Own- l ea v e: m -sg
chairs, White with maple, beautiful Gulf views $ MEXICOBEACHbyOwn- Iav
$100. ALL ITEMS IN VERY mo. incl'sutil's. 647-8317 q5x10 10x10, 10.<20 er beautiful 1/2 ac. 3 + 2 .tp'. liing icoonercomil
EXCELLENT CONDITION, 1/2, Cypress hm. Bu. 2003 4422036 BY OWNER
Call 625-4915. 3 NEW HOUSES For Rent On Site Rentals 6 Days pool +decking, sc porch.
Marvin Ave. Port St. Joe, outside shower, Ig laun. Affordable Lots
Marvin Ave. Port St. Joe A Week rm gnhs+ workshop, milefrom
Reeves ,-.. FL 3 BR 2 BA $1500/mo. fulmy asaped prin
Call 215.9194 fully landscaped, sprinker'
uirui elr'hir.h, I Call 215-9194 ASKABOUTFREE sys on timers, well for irri- Beautl St
...l'fde'.'f CARABELLE 3br'iba rnew MONTH'S RENT! gaton. Two bli from '
THrripur-ped,:B Evd remodel, big yrd, no pets, bch., turn. too mucr to Joseph Bay!
Oi Vduuris $750mo. 404-307-8912 menriior' $435k call $ Call
fi0r 386-299-1871 Drive' by 230 $75KCal
1404 Long Ave. 3 bed- 0 F 85-27-94M2:i
rooms, 2 baths. Recently MEXICO BEACH; antation-
"' Ready to renovated; :new flooring, $399,900 3br/25ba
Fini. s ih dishwasher, central 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, townhouse. Like new, fully al s.com
:.' .a i heat/AC. Washer/dryer great possibilities for multi-, furnished, Beachside of 98 pl
Furniture hookups. Large backyard family, 183ft. unobstructed Joan Lovelace,. Mexico
3 with deck and shed. Land- Bay View. City water &' Beach Harmon Realty. APPROX
A .. lord provides lawn service, sewer. currently a conven- 850-527-2560 or 5.8 Acres
-l eis O.o $950/mo. This ience store with gas 800-239-4959 Can possibly be diid-
-,ouse wil not be available pumps., $1,700,000. Call ed. Sunshine Farm Suc-
t""" for long. Call. Ron at Joan Lovelace (Cell MEXICO BEACH. 2br Mo. dvison, Overstreet area
850-258-3425. 527-2560) Mexico. Beach bile Home, close lo beach call WilliamWittingtonr
55 RHI R T 3Harmon Realty (800) nice lot, $19E.000. Pelican 819-2004
SHISTORIC 239-4959. Walk Resai Eiaie. ERA Neubauer RE
5t NORTH DISTRICT, 850-647-2473
Fixer-Upper 12th St. BEACON HILL I Block to
MEXICO BEACH- 206 8th Zoned Commercial MEXICO .BEACH, Hwy 98 MEXICO BEACH. 34th St water Septic, electric and
St.,: turn at Toucan's. FRI. By Owner. $95,000 General Commercial- Den- 3br/2ba, Beacriside of waler included $325k Call
8-12N & SAT 8-1pm. 404-218-0077 sity should allow Duplex. Hwy, 1/2 Duplex Well 352.622.7574 By owner
Clothes, household items, Gulf view & Beach access, maintained, fully rurnished
light fixtures & misc items. HOIUfSE FOR RENT in St. $695,000. Joan Lovelace, Gulfview. $695,000 Joan HISTORIC NORTHSIDE.
Joe. Beach, 3 BR, 2 BA, 850-527-2560 Mexico Lovelacb, (850)527-2560 11in Street 60x100' lot,
5 6 l large yard, $1000mo. Call Beach Harmon Realty or Mexico Beach Harmon Re- VB Owner. $65,000 Call
i Gene at 850.830-9342 800-239.4959 airy 800.239:4959 404.218-0077

JET 3 ULTRA Motorized

'srtaDis3neu e -o 3- eivn tI '-'ur .unr u, ou,,- ..- .....e ......- / ...


@ '1
480 Acres, divided Sat.
Jan. 21, 11am. Russell
County Alabama. Prop-
erty sells by order of
- Wachovia Bank. NA as
LT Agent for Carroll Land &
Timber Company. Lo-
cated 4 miles west of
Pittsview. Tracts from 15
to 53 acres. Beautiful
wooded home sites.
Pay 20% down, 10%
buyer's premium.
ALA1481 Call
800-479-1763 for infor-
John Dixon & Associ-

150x100, 1 block from ded-
Sicated beach, waterview,
$495K. 850-596-2057 or

Price has been reduced.
For a limited time, sel-
lers have reduced the
price on four lots in
Creekview Estates.
Please call one of our
experienced agents for
more information on
these desirable lots to
build your dream home.
Priced to sell at
$69,900.00 per lot. 850
229-6100 or 850
648-4400. Bluewater
Realty of Gulf County

San Bias $499,000 113
Mariners Ln, Lot 17 in
S.Beach. In X-Zone w/
New brdwalk, New gate,
New sewer area.Call Jeff
w/ an offer 404.451.2300.

OVERSTREET 1/2 to 3+
acres, prices starting at
$50,000, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-647-2473

do St. 75x130 Lot.
$259,900, Seller Motivat-
ed. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
850-527-2560 or

Q7 .- ;- I -

2 BR, 1 BA TRAILER, all
appliances, (Carabelle, FL)
$575 mo., $500 dep. Call

Cabin, Nicely decorated w/
laminated slate floors &
countertops. Bead board
throughout, Galley kitchen,
track lighting, partially or
fully furnished. Laundry,
pool, facilities available.
$700/mo lease, util. not
incl. or $31,000 for pur-
chase. Call 407-791-8943

2003 KEYWEST 23ft Cen-
ter. Console with electron-
ics, 200hp, 180 hours.
Trailer included. $26,500.
call 850-762-3252

Boat Lift/Slip, up to 25ft, di-
rect access to Gulf,
$140mo, 229-9353.

27ft 5th wheel, good con-
dition. $2800 or best offer.
Call 850-532-1658

DISCOVERY 1998 36T w/
a cummings diesel, 37k
miles, 1 slide (3xllft) on
living & dinning side. No
animals or smoking.
Clean, like new wood cabi-
nets, w/d and fully loaded.
$66,500 call 352-489-1400
or 352-342-5810


Pristine Condition 47,000
miles, RED, $10,800 Call

6 cyl, Auto, 32k miles,
Khaki, excellent condition,
$16,800. 229-9022.


1987 R688ST Mack Dump
Truck, 16 yard, Double
Axles, Rebuilt Engine, This
truck is a work horse, runs
great, $13,500.00 Call

To Place An Ad
in The Star
(850) 747-5020
1 (800) 345-8688

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
ApjgiMSse(IfO., MWAC
850-229-841 6
RA0043378 1ER0007623

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

Landscape Design &

Consultation Services

Kay Kelley
Florida Certified
Landscape Designer

Plan It before you Plant It!


Lawn Er Lanfdscaping LLC'
"When Quality Counts"
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522 17673

o 5 STAR

(850) 229-STAR

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





: A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals,


Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration.
State Certified Residential Appraiser
Broker License#BK532115
Including Consulting Assignments *. Market Analysis'
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent-Domain Estates Tax Purposes

Fax 850-639-9756

Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun,
Liberty, & Jackson Counties Specialty
Assignments State Wide,

Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ESI2000204
& Finish Carpentry RG006883
229-6751 Office 227-5666 Cell
Serving area since 1975 ,,,

RI't 11, i- L 827-2339
I MOBILE 227-5952

SS & L

k Painting

TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

SF,-,,a... -: ..-c Established 1991
Weed Round Up Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired

Licensed and Insured

A~~,A ,4IEhAAlOP6

. r


Show Room Locatedat St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save

eRolling Shutters
/ *Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters

Hardwood RFlooring

Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers profes-
sional services for anyone who wants their floor
completed properly and with pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
SInlaysr Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom

National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida
Licensed Insured References

Unmatched Quality and Value for your money



Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center

Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors Windows
Deck Maintenance
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 697-2668,...



(850) '227-4319

Carpet Country
h.g .., H II : ...I. F''.i 1 .:1 1 *, 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405

14, OW IeM9... a
Do-lt-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with

Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors

Make your

"Dream House"

a reality

Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.B.A


am m
24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and Mildew
Remediation "Free Estimates
*Stain Protection Available

Le e- n-
Call. Anytime-; J-- ,;

Drywall & Painting
New & Remodeled
639-9430 S,_-e- Licensed & Insured

Owned 9),H

to o Residential
Termite & Pest (
STermite Treatmentsa Restaurant
SMotel teae Consrol Cndominiums
Household Pest Control Nev Treatment
SReal Estate (WDO) Reportis Constuction SitesC
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties


"Serving the Entire Area" om
Free Estimates
Do-.It-Yourself Pest Control Products


1 850 648 4896

D6C 10OHKFil1ItR



Driveways, Patios, Poodlecks,
Retaining Walls
Office: (850) 229-1980
Cell: (850) 258-4312

Where top quality and customer
satisfaction meet
2890 W. Highway 98 Port St. Joe
2890 W. Highway 98 --' Port St. Joe.


135 W Hwy 98,
Port St. Joe, FL

Pick-up and Delivery

Repair all major brands
Home #647-5113
Work #227-5112 17102

Driveways Patios Walkways
Complete Landscaping and Irrigation
", ikaosit.c W4 oe fotteM eoa4"
Call 227-5357

Landscaping & Irrigation LLC 16s54


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006 13B

70'Q7 4Z-x/inn (,idf rminfv nnd surroundina areas for 68 years

143 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, January 1 9, 2006 Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


Last Saturday, though,
there was Quackenbush,
shaking hands and swapping
stories with the very workers
he supervised, all men and
women placed in similar sta-

tions of life nearly eight years
after the mill went still for
the final time.
"It was disheartening
when the mill shut down,
disheartening when it was

- O .4

*'v ,.... ^

torn down," Quackenbush
said. "It affected me a lot.
"What really bothered
me the most was losing the
team we had. I just enjoyed
every day because if there
was a problem, our team
could solve it. When you had
a team working hard togeth-
er there wasn't a problem
we couldn't solve. They were
ordinary people, but they
were super."
While mostly a celebra-
tion of a past, it was tinged
with the sorrow of the passed,
those who died during 2005,
particularly Duke Jones, Sr.,
the long-time head of the
union who died last month.
He was a guiding light
behind the reunion last year
and a key organizer this year
before his untimely death.
"He was just a simple
man," said Charles Cloud.
"I hope somebody says that
about me someday. That
would be an honor."
For the most part, how-
ever, the day was flush with
memories of the good times,
the teamwork, the laughs
and the opportunities pro-
vided by the mill at its peak.
It was not so much a
day to remember how the
mill created so much in Port
St. Joe and Gulf County, the
businesses,, the banks; the
stores, the car dealers, as
it was the men and women
who made the mill and a
community hum.
"This is great," said Billy
Howell. "You see a lot of peo-
ple you haven't seen in, a long
time. I'm enjoying it."
There was little joy when

men and women lost their was evident for hours at debt owed by a community to
livelihood back in the late Port St. Joe High School last the individuals who poured a
1990's, but the joy of recall Saturday, underscoring the foundation.


TOP 60



,cimne" HBO iWlMEE 3. MONTHS



(. RadioShack.



Local Channels

Better TV for all.

2 of 25 mo e channels require HO monitor ana lecever. Rcquirea participation in Digital Home AdvanLage offer. Arler 3-month free period lor pogramrmming,
idiomer miSl C31al lo 0ownngl30c 10 Onier qiulitying piogramimnnig or then-cirerd price lor selecleo programming p3ckagels) will apply.
Digital Home Advaniage. P,| $49 99 Aclivabor Fee Requii'r Social Security Number, alid major credit card credit approval and qualiltyin programming
puir:asre. Equipment m l be returned lit DISH HNultwork upon termination of qualifying cryice. Limitl 4 tuhnr per accoLunI Moninly package priC: includes $500
equipment rental lee flo iist receiver. SM.OOrmo. eqLipment rental lee apples for each additional receluer A 54.991mo. additional outel programming access tee
applies for each lual-tuner rcceuer:; le will be waived monthly lo r.ich sccn receiver continuously connected to Ciuslomers phone line S-. 98'mo DISH Network
DVR Service lee applies lor DVR receiver.

I*-1 1 i.. ll l : .llr i : -ii ill : I l li.. l r l i, yl h0 .l- ... [.,ll ,,,Ji*"--Wi' ICII 1" 1.a i ,l: ,I .) ,'3 ,.' :,..l r 1 ,l-,
i ',, .. 11 ':.- n i p I. : 3 -Ii h ,: Le 3, I jil wh:jh 1..l. h 1 T,1" .1 r. ...: lI.1 ,, r h, I 1 0.- I, h:l h. II1. 1,11 i d( ,l .:.- 1 (, 1 .-,1,1-,.11. u ,! _,10 i

. Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

14B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 19, 2006