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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 26, 2006
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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Sharks Reach District Final 8A


GALA Annual Meeting 16A


Clerk Opens Wewa Branch 3A


YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 68 YEARS


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Celebrating the Groundwork for a Port


St. Joe is providing the Port Authority an
exclusive two-year option to purchase two
parcels of land, totaling roughly 110 acres,
north of the old mill site.
The larger coastal parcel, 63 acres, car-
ries a purchase price of $23.5 million. The


smaller, 47.3 acres, and inland parcel would
cost $4.5 million. The Port Authority can
exercise its right to purchase one or both or
can decline to buy either.
Upon execution of the agreement, St. Joe
could buy back the existing bulkhead on the


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
About 18 months or two years ago, they
might have silently harbored thoughts of
breaking heads.
Tuesday they were breaking bread.
Officials from the City of Port St. Joe,
the county, the Port Authority and The St.
Joe Company gathered for a luncheon which
served as the public rollout for an agreement
which could lead to a new deepwater port
facility in Port St. Joe in the coming years.
"In a small way, this is a commemoration
of a process that started years ago," said Port
Authority chairman Allen Cox. "This is a step
in the process."
That process was a highly-visible, and
sometimes volatile, visioning process which
spanned nearly two years, involved a series
of meetings and included trips to ports
around the Southeast.
The visioning process,, though, bogged
down early last year when the two key play-
ers the Port Authority and The St. Joe
Company reached a stalemate over several
critical issues, particularly land for a port
site and the price for that land.
This landed the vision into the hands
of the lawyers, in the Port Authority's case
Tallahassee-based Deon .Long. And that
,vision for a new port to provide business and
employment opportunities slipped from view
as the sides, with Cox, newly-appointed as
chairman, spearheading the effort with Long
for the Port Authority.,
In November, that work reached a tip-
,ping point as a deal was hammered out
which gave the Port Authority options to
purchase two parcels of land for a new port
and expansion of that facility down the-road
from The St. Joe Co.
"We have come a long way," said .Port
Authority member David Langston, who said
the visioning process at one time seemed like
'"we were spinning our wheels."
"But we've worked through a lot of things.
We go to the point where we saw something
good coming from it. I can't tell what kind of
port will be out there, but the idea of some-
thing that will allow people to better them-
selves ... i want to see that happen."
The nuts and bolts of the deal are that


RPZs: Appliances For the Front Yard


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
A cumbersome' mechanical device and
an even more cumbersome government
bureaucracy are causing tempers to rise
like water pressure in Mexico Beach and
throughout Gulf County.
Reduced Pressure Zone assemblies, or
RPZs, are the issue, to the point that Mexico
Beach Mayor Chuck Risinger addressed state
legislators about the problem in January.
He plans to return Feb. 7 to talk further
with state Sen. Charlie Clary, R-Destin,
and Florida Department of Environmental
Protection officials. On that trip he will take
with him the city's engineers from Preble
Rish.'
Opposition stems from Florida
administrative code rules which adopt the
American Water Works Association Manual
14 "recommended practice for backflow
prevention and cross-connection control."
Simply. it is a state requirement to


install RPZs in single family dwellings where.
auxiliary water systems are present, and/or
the homeowner is using a below-ground
water system to irrigate his lawn, either city
water lines or a well.
According to Risinger, he is not opposed
to "less costly and equally effective backflow
prevention devices, many of which are in
service today throughout Bay County in
individual family homes."
His opposition is to ,the specific RPZ
that is required, and the fact that individual
homeowners are currently supposed to
install the device because of the possibility
of potential contamination of the city's water
supply.
"It has to do with cross-connection
control," said Risinger. "If anyone has a
sprinkler in his yard, it can tie into the city
water supply and contaminate it. It's a fine
rule."
But, he conLinued, the requirements of
tie rule aire overkill.


RPZ with required cold-weather covering. The small brass cylinder on the green board under-
neath the RPZ is the alternative normal dual check backflow prevention device.


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The federal government adopted the
AWWA manual as the national standard
for controlling the safety of municipal water
supplies, and Florida also adopted the
manual as .its guide.
"The book leaves no latitude Whatsoever,

(See MEXICO BEACH on Page 12A)


mill site at the price for which it sold it to
the Port Authority five years ago, just under
$300,000.
St. Joe had the option to repurchase the
bulkhead in March, regardless of how nego-
tiations with the Port Authority progressed.
Once the Port Authority closes on the
property, applications for dredge and fill per-
mits must be submitted within the ensuing
IS months. Once all the government ducks
are lined up, the Port Authority will have a
year to secure financing for port construction
and operations.
The plan as it stands now is to seek a
blend of grants, loans, bonds and third-party
funding.
St. Joe is committed to providing $1.2
million in consulting and permitting fees.
Companies which would target using the
Port at Port St. Joe must be identified by the
Port Authority 18 months after closing on the
land and the port must be operational within
five years.

(See PORT AUTHORITY on Page 13A)

County to Submit


to Independent


Budget Audit

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Rewind time arrived once again for
the Gulf County Commission on Tuesday
as commissioners approved submitting
to an independent, audit of its spending
and budget, an idea first broached late
last year by Commissioner Bill Williams.
At the time, Williams urged commissioners
to allow a set of outside eyes to examine the
budget arid how the Commission spends its
funds, as well as reviewing policies and pro-
cedures currently in place which impact the
budget.
His suggestion ultimately went nowhere.
particularly with current chairman Carmen
McLemore and Commissioner Billy Traylor,
who felt the county had the staff in place
to review spending policies and procedures,
with McLemore suggesting that Williams
himself conduct such a review given his col-
lege education and credentials.
But Traylor, during Tuesday's regular
bi-monthly meeting, said he had decided to
"back up" a bit and agreed that an indepen-
dent review of county fiscal policy should be
conducted.
Traylor continued by stating that after
discussions with CPA Michael Tucker, who
(See COUNTY on Page 11A)


Million Dollar Improvements



Take Next Step in Wewahitchka


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Wewahitchka city commissioner put the
pedal to the medal on $3 million ininfra-
structure improvements during their regular
bi-monthly meeting on Monday.
Commissioners authorized engineers to
advertise for bids for construction of sewer
lines to serve the Red Bull and Red Bull
Island areas, '
They also approved Preble Rish Engineers
to advertise for the construction required to
extend water lines throughout the city lim-
its.
The approvals put on track two projects
which will cost more than $3 million, all of it
tied to grant and loan packages.
"It's two major projects which will bring
improvements to Wewahitchka," said city
manager Don Minchew. "This is more than
three million dollars in improvements. This
is a positive step for the city."
The sewer project will cost $2.3 million,
funded by a combination of grant and loan
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Rural Development division.
Though originally broader in scope, the
sewer project is deemed essential to protect
environmentally sensitive lands in areas
where growth is an issue in the present and
foreseeable future.
To protect valuable watersheds, the city
and USDA jointly agreed that removing septic
tanks in favor of city sewer was essential.
The extension of water lines throughout
the city, at a cost of roughly $1.1 million,
is being funded largely by a Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG).
The project will allow the city to expand


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its customer base while leaving it poised to
service growing areas outside the city limits,
for example, Stone Mill Creek *
The advertising window is roughly 30
days at which time city officials will open
the bids and consult engineers on each bid's
bona fides.
The city has chosen to advertise now due
largely to what has happened and is happen-
ing at the gas pump.
As gas prices rise, the cost of PVC pipe,
on both the manufacturing and shipping
ends, rises. As gas prices fall, PVC pipe
prices do likewise.
Minchew said there is about a three
month lag between any changes in gas prices
and spikes or slips in PVC prices.
With gas prices having dipped several
months ago, and now on the march higher,
this seemed to city officials and engineers to
be the time to move ahead with advertising
the construction projects.
"We are hoping by the time we bid the
project we will get the best price," Minchew
said.
Once the bids are opened and a final bid
on both projects accepted, Minchew said it
was likely the bids would have to be submit-
ted to the USDA and the CDBG program for
review, particularly'if the bids come in higher
than originally projected.
Under optimal conditions, Minchew
said, construction could start in about four
months, or early summer.
Should the bids come in above budget
and require review on the federal level, that
timeline could be pushed back, he added.
Construction on each project is likely to
take about a year.


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Port Development Area


The Port Authority has entered into an agreement with the St. Joe Company that grants the board
a two-year option to purchase Parcels A and B, north of the old mill site to begin future port opera-
tions. As part of the agreement, St. Joe will have the option to repurchase the 3.9 acre bulkhead
property located on the old mill site.








2A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 26, 2006 Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


Arts In Education:


A Catch-22 Under No Child


Left Behind and FCAT?


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Education, the arts,
global competition,
competitive workforce -
where do the arts fit in
current and future American
education?
Catch-22
The body of research is
now overwhelming that the
arts, in all their forms, are
essential in basic education.
In fact, under the current
Bush administration, the
educational mandate of "No
Child Left Behind" actually
includes the arts as part of
the core curriculum. But,
in the words of one highly
placed education specialist,
politicians are focusing
on math, science and
languages.
According to Sir Ken
Robinson, senior advisor for
education to the J. Paul Getty
Trust, schools in America,
Europe, Asia and Australia
have the same hierarchy of
subjects: first languages and
mathematics, then science,
then humanities, and finally
the arts.
And, as he noted in an
address to the Education
Commission of the States
(ECS) at the 2005 National
Forum of Education Policy,
there is another hierarchy
within the arts: art
and music are generally
considered more important


than drama and dance.
In referencing Arkansas
Governor Mike Huckabee's
chairmanship of the ECS,
in which Huckabee has
made the arts in education
his focus, Robinson said
that Huckabee's initiative
must not only ask how the
commission is going to
raise the standards of arts
education, but must first
get people to take the arts
seriously and teach them in
the first place.
"The arts, especially in
times of financial stress,
become part of the collateral
damage," said Robinson. "So,
against the stated intention
of 'No Child Left Behind,'
there is mounting evidence
across the country that arts
programs are withering on
the branch, and that schools
are cutting them.
"Creativity is as
fundamental as literacy and
numeracy," he said.
In Florida, there are no
specific hour requirements
for high school students in
the arts; only a half credit
in the arts is required if the
student is applying for a
Bright Futures scholarship.
According to Sara Joe
Wooten, each state school
district decides whether
to require arts in the
curriculum. In Gulf County,
the arts are used as electives
in kindergarten through


twelfth grade.
In complying with state
mandated FCAT testing,
students who need remedial
reading classes must forego
taking arts classes as
electives in order to take the
remedial classes.
Yet research on the
effects of arts in education
clearly shows that arts
educationimproves academic
performance, problem-
solving skills, creativity and
self-expression.
A large body of
evidence suggests that
well-constructed programs
in dance, theater, music
and visual arts can have
a significant impact on
reading skills, including
early readers and remedial
readers.
Research also indicates
that students who participate
in art education programs
exhibit greater facility in
spoken and written self-
expression.
A great deal of research
drives home the fact that
the arts make school a place
where children, particularly
struggling and at-risk
students, want to be, so
student involvement in the
arts improves students'
school attendance.
Robinson believes
school systems need to look
thoroughly at assessment
because, "in assessment, we
marginalize things that can't
be quantified easily. Schools
are pressed to teach to the
test. That pressure has to
be tackled in a serious and
sustained way." .
The emphasis on testing
has far-reaching effects for
Gulf County, from loss of the
arts which could help with
reading skills, to vocational
training which is re-entering
the Gulf County school
system.
According to Larry White,
principal of Wewahitchka
High School, the pool of
students available for
vocational classes is growing
smaller because of demands
from FCAT.
"When students must
take remedial classes for
FCAT, this ties up electives


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time, which means they can't
take classes in technical


training or the fine arts. I
wish they would allow us


a little more flexibility," he
said.


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Grant Enables Students to Look, Listen and Read


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
For some people,
audio books are welcome
distractions on long,
monotonous car rides.
They help readers get
their literary fix without
resorting to the cumbersome
and dangerous task of
balancing a novel on the
steering wheel.
For Port St. Joe Middle
School reading teacher Judy
Campbell, audio books are
invaluable learning tools
that open a gateway into the
wonderful world of reading.
Her target audience is
three year's shy of a driver's
license.
Last week, Campbell
received an Arizona Chemical
International Paper Company


Foundation award in the
amount of $1,960 for a grant
she entitled "Breaking Down
Barriers: Audio Support for
Independent Reading."
The grant will fund a
set of 25 audio tapes and
books as well as listening
equipment for use in the
school library.
Campbell, who has used
audio books in her sixth and
seventh grade curriculum for
the last five years, believes
the tapes are particularly
beneficial to struggling
readers who find it difficult
to complete a book unaided.
Reading along with a
narrator helps these students
focus their attention on the
text.
"It gives them access to
the words that they may not


otherwise have had," said
Campbell.
Students with attention
problems and those
interested in reading books
beyond their comprehension
levels are likewise ideal
candidates.
Campbell uses the
education buzzword
"scaffolding" to describe
audio learning's intended
results.
"We're giving students
support until they're able to
do it on their own," she said.
In selecting the audio
books, Campbell sought to
accommodate a broad range
of reading and interest
levels.
She took special care to
find books that would interest
boys, who are somewhat less


easy to motivate to read than
girls, and African-Americans,
who are often left out of
popular narratives.
Campbell also selected
some contemporary serial
novels, such as The Bad
Beginning, the first book
in Lemony Snicket's Series
of Unfortunate Events
collection.
Campbell has found
that series such as the
Unfortunate Events and Harry
Potter books, which contain
reemerging characters and
building plot lines, encourage
students to read an entire
author's catalogue.
The audio books
coordinate with the
Accelerated Reader program,
and the grant provides for
AR tests not already in the


school's database.
Students may check out
the tapes from the library,
which already contains
roughly 100 classic and
contemporary works in audio
form.
Campbell monitors
students in her classroom to
make sure they are reading
along with the tapes, and
encourages parents to do the
same.
She requires 20 minutes
of daily at-home reading,
and has independent reading
time in her classroom twice
a week.
Campbell said that her
students almost never listen
to the audio tapes alone
because' they understand
the value of reading along in
their books.


"They realize the two
senses are working together,"
noted Campbell.
Though Campbell
believes the audio tapes do
much to promote reading
in her classroom, she
acknowledges that the
learning curve can be difficult
to chart.
"I don't necessarily notice
it happening until it's already
happened," said Campbell.
She spies once-
struggling readers enjoying
books without headphones,
and sees the scaffolding fall
down.
"They say, 'Well, the
tape goes too slow," laughed
Campbell. "And that's exactly
what we want."


Clerk's Wewahitchka Branch Open for Business


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
During her 2004 bid
for Gulf County Clerk of
Courts, Becky Norris vowed
to make life a little easier for
Wewahitchka residents.
On Friday, she made good
on her promise by opening
a Clerk's branch office
inside the old Wewahitchka
courthouse.
The branch office will
provide virtually the same
services as the main office in
Port St. Joe.
Residents can expect
full recording services on all
deeds, mortgages and small
claims cases. They- can also
obtain marriage licenses
and passports, and research


official, records on a self-
service computer.
Because Florida statutes
dictate that all official records
be housed at the county
seat, residents will not have
immediate access to board
minutes and expenditure
reports, which must be faxed
over from the Port St. Joe
office.
To those requesting these
documents, Norris asks for a
little patience.
"It's possible; it's just not
quite as easy. It may just
take a few more steps to get
it here," Norris said.
The branch office will be
dpen Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed
11:30-12:30 for lunch), and


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Clerk of Courts Becky Norris takes a seat at her new-
Wewahitchka branch office, surrounded by Clerk's office employ-
ees Leanna Roberts, Towan Kopinsky and Tina Shearer.


will be staffed by Leanna
Roberts. Tina Shearer, from
the Port St. Joe office, will
serve as Roberts' fill-in.
Norris plans to hold office
hours one day a week, and
will drop in when needed to
perform marriage ceremonies
and other duties.
She credits former
Clerk Doug Birmingham
with championing the idea'
for a branch, noting that
in the past, technology
simply did not permit
intercommunication between
two Clerk's offices.
"It was a desire of mine
to have this office, but I
have to give credit where
credit is due," Norris said of
Birmingham's influence.
S.Norris worked in the
Clerk's office for 20 years
before being elected Clerk.
She sympathized with
Wewahitchka residents who
were forced to make the 30-
minute drive to the Port St.
Joe courthouse for routine
transactions.
"Being a desk employee
for so long. I knew people
would like to see us here [in,
Wewahitchka].' said Norris.
A Wewahitchka native,
Norris said residents of
the county's north eii',Tfelt
comfortable asking for her
help.
Norris was happy to
accommodate them.
"It's something that the
citizens of Wewahitchka have
wanted for some time and it's
just an honor and a privilege
to me to be able to offer it to
them," she said.


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Editorials, Comments...


Doing the Re-Election Tango

It"f not already underway, the election another d.i:e being he.-,ded off November's
season seemed to be jump-started on Electio:n Da,.
Tuesday rught as the County' Commiussion The *:k.epticim onres in part from how
decided to undergo an "independent" audit thi; audit lvoluki he performed.
of its budget and spending habits. For starter_ the: statement that Traylor
While on the surface this sounds like has alread, had ,i:,cussions with Michael
a quite positive step as demonstrated on Tucker. .-, CPA who has performed many
the next page in a Letter to the Editor. the audits for local' e,o',ernmerits. nngs alarms.
spending in Gulf County certainly needs a and those al-.rm- in no wa- besmirch Mr.
iresh look and approach -from this corner, Tucker. whose reputation is stellar.
it appears too much like the same old politi- But commissioners, in approving
a. J waltz for our taste. Tra\vlor s motion, also detailed how the\
Well start by stating that it should nor.t woii ld ct:-r int individual discussions
require spending another $40,000 in tax- with Tucker reei.rchri specific issues and
payer dollars to understand that spending the scope of his review of the county's
in the county has gone from beyond out of books and spending habits.
this world to another galaxy entirely. This is somewhat akin to asking the
Commissioners have over the past few prisoners currently housed at the Gulf
years adopted a fiscal approach with tax- prisoners currently housvide the layout and lf
payers which could be fairly described as, design for a new $40 million jail.ayout and
"Give us all you've got and we'll find a way design fora new $40 million jail.
to spend it." For the cynic it's really quite simple,
This, to us, does not seem like rocket this is the other side of the coin from coun-
science, or something that requires a col- ty-wide voting.
lege business degree, as one commissioner On that issue, commissioners ignored
suggested when the idea was first broached the issue for months, allowed an expert
last year by Commissioner Bill Williams. who had done considerable groundwork
There are serious issues driving down to retire without taking advantage of the
the road with looming growth and the fruits of his labors, then flailed away for a
county has already far exceeded the sticker few weeks, going one way then another as
price and hasn't even left the lot. the heat rose and dropped and finally, a
Any taxpayer in the county can offer up year after voters overwhelmingly said, "Get
his or her bill as proof that commissioners on With It" did commissioners actually get
have approached budgeting with a spend- on with it,
it-while-we-can attitude, small businesses So while they can rightly say they are
and folks on limited incomes be darned, now on the consensus side of the debate,
We'd also repeat at this time that this having approved "moving ahead" on coun-
same suggestion was made late last year by ty-wide voting, they have done so while
Williams, with the idea sarcastically shot costing taxpayers dollars and sufficient
down by a couple of his fellow commission- time to ensure that no sitting commissioner
ers. running for re-election this year would be
Which makes the motion by Billy Traylor impacted.
to back up and reconsider the idea, with Pretty impressive work, provided your
commissioners approving the motion with- idea of government centers around self-
out so much as a word of debate or much preservation.
discussion, just another in what has turned That taints, for now, Traylor's reversal
out to be series of flip-flops by this board about having an independent audit of the
that rivals that of any trapeze performer budget, which appears as much an act of
Ringling Brothers could trot out. b.gt i ea as m an
County-wide voting, the level of fat political survival as real statesmanship.
in the budget, beach renourishment and Sure, go forward with an independent
taxing districts, to name just a few of look at the budget, but' only under the
the most important issues taken up by direction of commissioners. Appear to be
the Commission the past year, have, in concerned about fiscal responsibility, while
the space of weeks, been debated often defining where and how to look for such
argued like kids who can't play nice in the responsibility.
sandbox from both sides of commission- For now, we aren't buying.
ers' mouths over and over. If Tucker actually performs an indepen-
And while Traylor said he hoped to dent review, if commissioners fully embrace
head off questions from his colleagues and his findings, positive and negative, well
--. he-public about how commissioneLrs'tW:nd-'take a -more charitable view.
money when budgets are crafted late6Fthis -. Wait a-nd:see at this point that is all
year, it's hard from here not to corfsider the currency this Commission has earned.


Now, just a few more donors


To put the national debt in perspec-
tive, consider first what you might do
with $1.1 million, were someone to be-
queath it to you. How far would it go to-
ward paying off your debts?
Now think about the $1.1 million
Findlay resident Margaret Elizabeth Tay-
lor bequeathed to help pay the national
debt when she died Nov. 9. Her generos-
ity and desire to help pay down the na-
tional deficit are noble. We wish those in
our federal government would demon-
strate the same desire.


Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


FCAT Fever


I was asked to talk last
week to a group of elemen-
tary school students about
the joys of writing.
The Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test begins in the coming
weeks, with the first por-
tion the Florida Writesl test
which asks students to write
various essays based on a
series of prompts, readings
and questions.
After being resuscitated
with smelling salts and ris-
ing back into my chair, I
gladly accepted the invitation
though I subscribe to the
old Groucho Mark philoso-
phy ,that I wouldn't want to
be a member of any club
which would want me as a
member. I r
But here was an oppor-
tunity to speak about writing,
about putting, as one teacher
described it, "sparkling" lan-
guage to work, and if that's
the topic count me in.
It's important to under-


stand, as I told the students,
smiling, attentive, inquisitive,
that I'm fundamentally a'shy
person, not exactly the most
desired trait of a reporter,
but one I've learned to over-
come due to a-basic curiosity
about the world around me.
Not exactly a brain sur-
geon, I've always been inter-
ested in how things tick and
writing was always the outlet
I preferred.
Maybe it was the genes:
I grew up around a dinner
table with the editorial edi-
tor of a major metropolitan
newspaper, my father, and
came to love reading the
key ingredient in writing, in
my humble opinion and
writing almost as much as
breathing.
I emphasize almost love
to breathe.
in any case, the students
were simply a hoot or, using
sparkling words, exuberantly
enjoyable and where I was
afraid we'd end up with many


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Instead, the federal government
would need more than 7.36 million gifts
of $1.,1 million each to cover the entire
$8.1 trillion national debt. We doubt
that-many gifts of that size are coming,;
since The Associated Press found that
Bureau of the Public Debt records show
Americans donated a total of $1.5 mil-
lion toward, that purpose last year. Oh,
well, at that rate, we only need 5.4 mil-
lion years of donations to pay off our na-
tional debt.


The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, January 26, 2006


by Kesley Colbert


Susan B. Anthony Smiles Down


puked!
SIf \uLI th ink this "wom-
'- an-as-president" is a hotly
debated and potentially divi-
-L 4I sve issue' today you should
have been sitting at our
Lunch table in the early fall of
?8il 11 our senior year. "How, pray
tell, do you elect a girl to be
I saw part of the t.v. president of a letter-MAN's
show the other night about club!"'
the woman president. It was "It's a slap in the face
the suspense filled thriller of every boy that has been
where the American naval elected before her!"
vessel had somehow veered "What could she possibly
into North Korean territorial know about a letter-MAN's
waters. Naturally, tensions club?"
ran high as to whether the "How in the world did
president could effectively she get elected?"
get "our people" back and We all fell silent.
avert an all out nuclear war And the same thoughts
with North Korea in the allot- slugged their way through
ted hour. Mercifully, I didn't each of us. To be in the
have to stay to the end be- letterman's club you had
cause I had already seen this to earn .a letter in a varsity
very same episode on JAG a sport. There was baseball for
couple of seasons back. boys. Football for boys. Bas-
I was very pleased to ketball for boys. Track for
discover that the first wom- boys. The only sport we had
an elected president used for girls was basketball. And
to catch for the Rockford there was only about ten or
Peaches in the old Wom- so on the team. If you count-
en's Professional Baseball ed up all the boys sports and
League. And she was once even took into consideration
named Thelma....or Louise, I that several of us played
never could tell them apart. more than one sport---there
Only in America! was still probably fifty or so
She did a recent in- boys currently active in the
terview in Reader's Digest letterman's club.
where she clearly stated that More silence.....and
this t.v. series about a wom- some serious pondering
an as President of the United "Guys," John looked us
States was in no-way a pre- .all over very carefully, "some
cursor of things to come. And of us voted for her!"
it certainly wasn't trying to "It was more than some.
"ready" this nation or "sug- A lo.t of us'must have voted
gest" that the time was right for her!"
for a female president. Mary Hadley was, with-
Yeah, right! Does every- out a doubt, the best female
one in Hollywood think the athlete in school. She could
rest of us are blithering idi- possibly have been the best
ots! athlete, period! I played ten-
And I'm certainly not nis against her. She could
against a woman president. swim like a fish. We went
-I'm -just very.-much-.against :-'one-on--onej-lotsoof times in
screen writers, movie .pro- basketball on that. old- con-,
ducers and certain leading, icretei court behind the gym.,
actors and actresses figur- And she had for ye-ars played
ing that we are obligated to in our ; pick-up baseball
"buy" into everything they games in the summer. ,
are selling! They need to I really thought she was
use the powerful forum they great. I, had admired her
have carefully and meticu- since grade school. And,
lously crafted over the years please don't tell John, Nicky
to entertain us---and let us Joe or Bobby C., I voted for
flounder around in our own her. 'Course, I didn't raise
ignorance when it comes to my hand and say so at the
figuring out political direc- lunch room tete-A-tete. That
tions. also is the Amnerican way....
It's the time-honored The first meeting we had
American way! Mary Hadley suggested that
Back in 1964 we elect- woze into small groups
ed Mary Hadley Hayden as to work on various projects.
president of our high school One group worked up a new
letterman's club. Me and design for our jackets. We
John Ingram liked to have had a group to explore order-


of those awkward moments schools either a badge or
of silence as I stumbled for a brand, depending on let-
things to say, before too long ter based on how a certain
the bell was ringing and percentage of students per-
bringing our lively discussion formed on a series of tests,
to an end. tossing in improvement gains
My hat is tipped to those by the least-performing stu-
fourth-graders and their dents and what percentage
teachers. of students actually were
But I couldn't help but ., tested and how minorities
wonder about those stu- performed talk about Lost
dents and teachers as FCAT in Translation.
arrives upon us in the com- FCAT might be the real-
ing weeks. ity of the landscape, but
How does one test mea- that doesn't make the state's
sure the learning, the power 'school grading system, so
and breadth housed in those well-publicized and focused
deliriously imaginative brains upon each year, any more
encased behind thosesmiling palatable for those in the
and broad, wide-eyed faces? trenches, who never punch
It's always been a.mys- a clock when it comes to
tery to me, and talk to my teaching, to molding young
mother, a teacher at an people.
inner-city school for some Three things,. I believe,
three decades, and hear what compound this disconnect.
amounts to as close to cuss One is that the state
words as you're likely to hear is constantly changing the
from the woman. rules.
The premise of the FCAT It's one thing to require
has always sounded good on schools and districts to play,
the political stump. but don't alter the rules each
Assess a school's perfor- year so that hours and hours
mance, or that of a district, are devoted this is taxpayer
based on a series of param- dollars, I would add by
eters the state has decid- district staff just trying to
ed students need to have understand the goals.'
learned by this grade, or that The second is that tying
grade. dollars for schools, for teach-
Who is not against better ers and administrators, to
schools? the success on a single test
To publicly grade those has raised the barometer of


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pressure on teachers and
administrators to such a level
that the first .two months of
each year and the number
seems to be increasing by the
year should not be called
January and February in the
public schools anymore, sim-
ply FCAT months.
Call that unnecessary
stress in an already stressful
environment which is called
school.
That concentration on
FCAT has also eclipsed pro-
grams for art and music,
vocational, and job training,
in the name of reading, writ-
ing and arithmetic, with sci-
ence and soon social studies
added.
FCAT serves as a cookie
cutter when public schools
are far from uniform in their
diversity, challenges and size,
to name just a few factors.
Further, the emphasis
on FCAT has put the state
behind the curve in address-
ing a far more pressing prob-
lem than making schools
accountable, and that is cre-
ating, recruiting and retain-
ing good teachers.
Counties across the
region are beginning to face
what is documented as a
nationwide issue having
enough quality teachers- The
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of service. Some were to come
up with money making proj-
ects so we could leave some-
thing lasting to the school.
it was her idea to approach
the principal about eating
first at lunch.... In years past
we'd just sat around at meet-
ings and talked about them
Atwood boys.
If I had any doubts about
Mary Hadley's leadership I
gave them up about half way
through the second meeting.
Leroy Cunningham leaped to
his feet and grabbed Terry
Hinshaw because he didn't
agree with what Leroy want-
ed to do. You just think those
North Koreans are bad. I
thought Leroy was a'fixing to
break his neck....
Mary Hadley stepped
quickly between them and
calmly as could be eyed Le-
roy for a few seconds nose
to nose. "There is no need,
Leroy," her voice was rock
steady, "to stand up here and
yell for us to hear you. You
sit down .and we will all listen
to what you have to say. But
it needs to make sense Don't
you go wasting everybody's
time by babbling about
something before you've, fig-
ured on it carefully."
Leroy sat down And he
didn't say nothing else! Our
president went on with the
meeting.
---I am definitely not
against a woman president.
I think the trick is to find
the right one! We have got
lots of pretenders out there.
I bet we've got some who just
want to break new ground.
And others who would revel
at the pomp, and circum-
stance. And still others that
.areasimiple politically ambi-
"tious'. They want the title....
but' cadre nothing about 'the
job! We'd better be careful
how we proceed here....:
If Mary Hadley Hayden
is available and interest-
ed, I will nominate her in a.
heartbeat She's got walk-
ing around sense. She cares.
She ain't afraid to work.
She's honest; She lettered
four years at McKenzie high
school. And she looked Leroy
Cunningham right in the eye
without blinking.
I'd say she's exactly what
this country is looking for....
Respectfully,
Kes


of thousands each year in
graduating teachers to fill
classrooms around the state.
Only now, this year, is
Gov. Jeb Bush pushing, an
initiative of hundreds of mil-
lions-of dollars to recruit and
retain good teachers.
Now, FCAT is a fact of
life and public schools can
do nothing more than adapt
and evolve and do their best
in shaping their students;
The political line is that
all that is required to meet
FCAT goals is to teach to the
Sunshine State Standards,
but as in most things politi-
cal lines often diverge wildly
from reality.
All of this made what I
told those students in clos-
ing most pertinent, in my
humble mind.
Students should relax,
have fun and employ those
imaginations as they take the
FCAT in the coming weeks,
particularly in- the writing
portion.
Do all the right things,
eat properly, get sufficient
sleep, but most of all, just
have fun.
The FCAT may be a fact
of life, but the fact is students
will soon enough learn that
life offers additional and in
many cases more appropriate
yardsticks to measure their
quality as a human being;


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Dear Editor:
As many of you have
heard, I have resigned as head
football coach and Athletic
director at Wewa High School.
This decision, short of life and
death, was without a doubt
one of the most difficult things
I've had to personally face. In
the end, having the oppor-
tunity to return HOME and
continue doing the job I love
won out. If the Blountstown
job had not come open for
another five years, I would
have been happy here. The
timing though was one thing
that I had no control over and
regret.
I want to apologize in
advance for anyone that I
leave out, but I want to take
a moment to thank some spe-
cial people in Gulf County.
I would like to start at the
top with Mr. Tim Wilder,
Superintendent of Gulf
County Schools.
Thank you for your com-
mitment to excellence and
going the extra mile to make
sure everything is first class.
To Mr. Larry White, WHS
Principal, thanks for all your
guidance and support during
the football season. A good
Principal is a football coach's
number one priority: you were
definitely that.
To Rosa Feltrop, Jordan
Linton and Adele Paul, thank
you for all your help with the
QB Club.
The kids were fortunate
to have someone as dedicated
as you. To the maintenance
staff at the high school, Ricky,
Justin and Robert, thank
you.
To. the Gulf Dept. of
Corrections, thanks for all of
your help during the year.
Your dedication to the stu-
dent-athletes in Gulf County
is second to none." Thank
you Warden Cummings, Jay
McCorvey, Ricky Silcox, David
Paul and Byron Barlow for all
you've done.
-:',- To my assistant coaches.
Byron Barlow. Todd Johnson
and Daniel Miller, thanks
for all of your long hours of
service and dedication seven
;days a week for four months.
I enjoyed working with you
and will miss each of you.
Finally to the players,
what a ride we had together.
The things we accomplished
can never be taken away.
To the outgoing seniors:
Johnny,. Trey, Trannon,
Michael, Ben and Justin.
Thank you for leading this
football team and best of luck
after graduation.
To the underclassmen:
Chase, Sean, Clarence, Dee,
Logan, JJ, Joey,. Ryan, Roy,
Paul, Troy, Blain,' Robert,
Tyler, Nathan, Alex, Alex and
Kyle. Remember it's your
football team, keep striving
for perfection- and don't lose
sight of your goals.
A special thank you to my
wife Amy, I apologize for put-
ting you through this again.
My final thank you goes
to the biggest Gator support-


er I know, Mr. Jerry Gaskin.
Thanks for all your support
and all you have done for
me and my family. But most
importantly thanks for being
a friend.
No matter where I wind
up in coaching, a part of me
will always be in Wewa. This
is a very special place and
there are a lot of special peo-
ple here. I wish only the best
for these kids and this foot-
ball program. Go Gators!I!!!!!l
Greg Jordan

Dear Editor;
Let Us Pray.
Oh God, please comfort
us while our Gulf County
Commissioners rip our wal-
lets apart. We are already
paying more than double
the amount of Ad Valorum
Taxes per citizen than in Bay
County. But still the County
Commissioners are Rushing
to spend millions more to
build an unneeded jail and
on Road Bonds. Please dear
Lord, open the Commissioners
eyes to see just how their
"Spend Happy". attitudes are
ripping off the Taxpayers df
Gulf County. Please help
them see NOW that we the
Taxpayers are fed up with
their wasteful spending hab-
its. Also Dear God, let them
know the Camel's Back has
already been broken with the
2006 budget. Also please
help them be aware we the
citizens and Taxpayers plan
to vote them out of office
starting in 2006.
Thank you God, for giv-
ing us the freedom our form
of government which provides
us the power-to get rid of the
arrogant politicians who have
lost sight of their responsibil-
ity to serve the people of Gulf
County, not rip them off.
Also dear God, please put
it in our hearts to forgive the
Commissioners after we get
them out of office.
AMEN
Harold Bost
Port St. Joe

Dear Editor:
We would like to thank
the following companies who
helped make our 2nd Annual
Old Mill Family Reunion on-
Jan. 14 a good day.
They include: The St.
Joe Company, Preble-Rish,
Century 21, Duren's Piggly
Wiggly,. Coastal Community
Bank, Emerald .Coast Credit
Union, Bay Wash, Bayside
,Savings Bank, Capital City-


Bank, The Star, Ramseys'
Printing and Office Supplies
and Port St. Joe High School.
Sincerely,
Chairman Darion
Dawson Sr., co-chairman
Charles Cloud, board mem-
ber Bob Wahl and board
member Marlen Taylor.

Dear Sir:
In the November 24, issue
of The Star, Mr. Harold Bost
wrote in the Letter to the Editor
section that the Gulf County
county commissioner's bud-
get for 2005-2006 should be
approximately $7,871,300,
rather than $13,596,324 that
is currently budgeted from
ad-valorem taxes (read his
letter again).
Mr. Bost did his calcula-
tions on a nominal percent-
age growth of the Gulf County
budget which was generous.
I wanted to compare the Gulf
County tax burden with other
counties in Florida. The
only way to compare the tax
burden among several coun-
ties, all with different milage
rates and population, would
be to compare the per cap-
ita spending of these coun-
ties. I obtained their millage
rates assessed by the county
commissions, along with the
county' s total taxable value.
To ensure the results were
fair, I also obtained the last
official county population and
the 2000 Census for each of
the counties.


Counties were selected
from a broad range of popu-
lation from a high of over
two million to a low of 7,000.
Seven of the counties were
in the population *range of
12,000 to 14,000, the mid
point of Gulf County's popu-
lation of 13,332. Using this
data I calculated the per cap-
ita spending by each of the
counties for their operational
budget using only the ad-va-
lorem taxes collected by the
respective county commis-
sion (excluding school tax,
water management tax, city
tax, and fire tax).
One would assume that
the four largest counties in
population (Dade, Leon, Bay,
Jackson) also had a larger
county staff, with a higher
overall personnel cost than
Gulf County. You would also
think since these counties
have more employees, and
are larger in square miles
than Gulf County their over-
all equipment and mainte-
nance operating costs would
be higher than that of Gulf
County. Considering these
factors, one would also think
their per capital spending
would be higher than Gulf
County. However, this was
not the case. Gulf County
plans to collect $1,019 per
person to run the county gov-
ernment this year. This is
two times higher than Bay
County ($458 per capital and
over five times higher than


Property Taxes 2000 Per Capita
County Collected Census Spending
2005-2006 Population 2005-2006
Dade $1 022 425 680 2 253 362 $453
Leon $107 715 633 239453 $449
Bay $67 857 236 148217 $458
Jackson $9261 192 46755 $198
Baker $5 215 313 22259 $234
Washington $6 035 597 20 973 $287
Holmes $3 399 349 18564 $183
Gilchrist $4 601 900 14437 $318
Union $1 872 522 13442 $139
Dixie $4 872 280 13827 $352
Gulf $13 596 323 13 332 $1 019
Hamilton $5 730 043 13 327 $429
Calhoun $2 739 264 13017 $210
Jefferson $4414 484 12 902 $342
Franklin $13 522 711 11,057' $1 223
Glades $5 589 683 10 576 $528
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at the data, Gulf County
spends anywhere from two
to seven times more in tax
dollars than 16 of the coun-
ties on the following chart.
Although Franklin County
has a per capital spending of
$1,223, Franklin County may
have some unique situations.
However, the high spending
rate in Franklin County in no
way justifies the exorbitant
spending of our Gulf County
commissioners.
When considering the
services provided by Gulf
County, can you come up with
any increase in services that
were provided by the county
government in the past six
years which would justify the
unconscionable spending of
$13,596,323 by our coun-
ty commission? The budget
number Mr. Bost mentioned
in his letter to the editor was
$7,871,300, which he states
is a generous tax burden. If
you consider the 2000 Census
population of Gulf County
(13,332), and multiply it by
$528 from Glades County,
the highest per capital spend-
ing of all counties, less Gulf
and Franklin County's, you
get $7,039,296, a number
close to what Mr. Bost came
up with. However, if you take


the average per capital spend-
ing of all of the counties refer-
enced, the per capital spend-
ing is $409, which converts
to a budget of $5,452,788:
a budget larger than many
of counties listed. Surely,
if all of these other counties
operate on $528 per capital or
less, Gulf County can also.
We have a serious man-
agement problem in the Gulf
County government. This
management problem rests
solely with the five members of
the Gulf County Commission.
Because of the mismanage-
ment over the past six years,
the citizens of Gulf County
are paying for the mistakes
and poor management of
the county commissioners
with higher takes year after
year. Many of the commis-
sioners have been in office
long enough to address and
correct this spending prob-
lem. Instead they have cho-
sen to increase the budget
along with our taxes every
year. It is time we replace
the commissioners with new
people on the county commis-
sion that will make a positive
change in our county govern-
ment.
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Taylor calls the room -
part school dinning hall, part
sanctuary the "Eatuary."
The room is a testament
to the church's commitment
to Christian fellowship and
education.
It is. also entirely too
small.
The Faith Bible
Church founded the Faith
Christian School in 1974,
and the original building
has expanded twice to
accommodate a student
population currently at
around 136.
Taylor, who has served
as church pastor and school
administrator since 1997,
became convinced that
another expansion was in
order.
"Don't you wish we had
a building?" he asked at
cramped awards ceremonies
and church services.
In 1999, a Faith Christian
parent donated $5,000 to
begin a building fund.
When other parents,
grandparents, teachers,
parishioners and business
people chipped in, the church
set its sights on a multi-
purpose center that would
benefit the church, school
and community.
Six years and over
$350,000 later, Phase I of the
center is now underway.


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Phase 1 of Faith Christian School's new multi-purpose center is currently being built by Watson
Brothers Construction. When completed, the center will serve a variety of school needs and house
Faith Bible Church's Sunday morning worship services.


When the first phase is
complete, the concrete block
building will measure 70 ft.
by 60 ft., with a large stained
glass window featuring a
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the front wall.
It will house a half-size
basketball and volleyball
court for the students' and is
being built with expansion in
mind.
A platform stage and
lighting will all be portable,
and bleachers will pull out to
accommodate 130 people. "
When hosting assemblies
or conferences, teachers can
bring in partition walls and
movable backdrops.
A second, yet to be
funded phase, will expand
the center an additional 20
feet in length.
Noting that all growth
'to this point has been
accomplished with the school
in mind, Taylor said the
multi-purpose building will
also serve a variety of church
needs.
Sunday morning services


will move from the "Eatuary"
- which will become a
fellowship hall into the
multi-purpose center.
The pulpit, which is
already on wheels, will
be brought in, as well as
seating.
Taylor plans to fashion
a movable worship service
backdrop that will house the
sanctuary's two stained glass
windows and illuminated
cross, the work of former
parishioners Bob and Amy
Kilgallin.
Taylor also envisions
concerts, seminars,
Bible study and mission
conferences.
Finishing touches will
include a front courtyard
and sidewalk entrance to the
office and school buildings.
Taylor hopes to have
Phase I completed by Faith
Christian's May graduation.
Faith Bible Church is not
the only one in Gulf County
experiencing growing pains.
According to Taylor, First
Baptist, Long Avenue Baptist
and "Oak Grove Assembly of
God all have expansion plans
in the works.
Whenever visitors, arrive
in his office, Taylor directs
their attention to a poster
of the original WindMark
' development hanging on the
wall.
Taylor believes that
all churches have a
responsibility to meet ,the
needs, of the area's people.
With population growth, the
burden of that responsibility
becomes greater.
"Our mission field is
growing towards us and if
the churches in St. Joe don't
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Nevada's Coach of the Year Has Port St. Joe Roots


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
As a boy wiling away the
long summer days in Port
St. Joe, Rollins Stallworth
felt like a celebrity.
The Stallworths,
McNairs and Peters families
were branches on his family
tree, and he had the keys to
the neighborhood.
Stallworth's father,
Rollins Stallworth Sr.,
served in the Air Force, and
the family lived in several
Florida cities, but spent
every summer in Port St.
Joe.
Young Stallworth
divided his time between
stores along Martin Luther
King Blvd. owned by his
uncle Otis Stallworth and
grandfather Nathan Peters,
Sr.
Candy bars were proof
positive of his family's
affection.
These days, Stallworth
has achieved celebrity
status in his own right. As
the head football coach of
Hug High School in Reno,
Nev., he led the team to a
regional championship and
was named 2005's "Coach of
the Year."
He is a passionate
leader, committed to
elevating his players and
conquering the stereotypes
that have plagued the inner
city school.
His efforts have not gone
unnoticed.
After the Hug Hawks
took home the regional
championship, Sports writer
Chuck Hildebrand of the
Reno Gazette-Journal called
Stallworth "the voice and
the face and the conscience
of Nevada high school
football."
Hug High School
Stallworth began his
football career as a University
of Nevada defensive back,
and was a free agent-with
the Denver Broncos in 1981
and 1982, but did not make
the team.
Parlaying his talents
on .the field to a ca reer in
coaching, Stallworth joined-
-he Hug High School faculty
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in 1993.
Hug High, located in a
low-income neighborhood,
struggled against a negative
perception since its founding
in 1968.
In the Reno community,
it was called the "ghetto
school."
In the 1999-2000 school
year, North Valleys High
School opened in Reno and
captured nearly half of Hug's
enrollment.
The total minority
population Hispanics
comprise the largest ethnic
group rose to 70 percent,
and the stigma grew more
powerful.
"The' perception is so
negative for people who
don't know anything about
us," said Stallworth. "It's so
difficult for our students."
As the school experienced
rapid changes, Stallworth
worked to strengthen the
football program.
1.After an abysmal 0-9
1997 season, Stallworth led


his team to the post season
for six consecutive years and
was named regional coach
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A Historic Night
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strong Senior leadership,
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1.
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Sharks Avenge Apalachicola Loss; Host Alabama Power Saturday


After a week during
which they swept three
games, secured the top
seed for upcoming District
4-2A tournament and
avenged an earlier loss to
rival Apalachicola, Port St.
Joe decided to increase the
degree of difficulty in its boys
basketball season.
The Sharks will host
Florala, Ala., a team sporting
an 18-1 record, a 14-game
winning streak and is ranked
No. 2 in Alabama's Class
1A state poll, at 7 p.m. on


Wewahitchka 52
The Sharks secured the
No. 1 seed in the conference
tournament after completing
a sweep of their county rival
in another spirited game.
Port St. Joe built a 31-21
halftime lead, in large part a
product of holding the Gators
to just eight points in the
second period, and steadily
padded the lead down the
stretch.
"We played okay, noth-
ing spectacular," Kurnitsky
said. "We kind of let a big


and Dee Baker five. David
Edwards and Johnny Jones
each scored three points and
Clarence Gray and Patrick
Gates scored two points
apiece.
"They (Wewahitchka) are
a solid ball club," Kurnitsky
said. "They are well-coached
and well-organized. They
hustle."
Friday, Jan. 20
Port St. Joe 69,
Blountstown 54
With the defense holding
the Tigers to just 17 first-half


Saturday, Jan. 21
Port St. Joe 72,
Apalachicola 61
Port St. Joe evened the
season series during which
neither team has won at
home with a convincing
win which it took control of
in the second half.
Down 35-30 at halftime,
Port St. Joe erupted for 23
points in the third period
and out-scored Apalachicola
by nine points in the final
quarter to salt away the win.
"We rebounded a lot bet-
ter (than in the first meeting
between the two) and our
shot selection was better,"
Kurnitsky said. "We have
really emphasized getting the
ball inside and being smart
in our shot selection.
"People forget that we are
a month behind everybody
else because our football team
won the state championship.
We are playing smart, disci-
plined basketball. This was a
great team effort."
Miller had a team-high


21 points with Parker add-
ing 18 points including one
thunderous dunk. Larry
scored nine points, Lee
had eight and Rouse seven.
Welch added five points and
Sanders three.


The Sharks traveled to
Bristol to take on Liberty
County on Tuesday and
will visit West Gadsden on
Thursday before hosting
Florala on Saturday and Bay
next Tuesday.


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Win, Advance to Final on Thursday


Saturday.
"We needed a game and
they needed a game, so we
scheduled it," said Port St.
Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky.
"You know what we always
say; well take on all comers.
This will be a tough game."
Not that the Sharks (11-
8 overall, 4-0 in the district)
have exactly taken an easy
road to the top 10 they are
ranked No. 10 this week in
the state Class 2A poll, with
last week providing a perfect
example.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 .
Port St. Jb'e 66',t '.


lead get away a bit, but it
gave us the number one seed
in the district, so it was a
good game."
Rashard Rouse, hitting
consistently from the out-
side, led all scorers with 21
points. The Sharks also got
14 points from Ash Larry,
11 points from Ash Parker,
six points apiece from Mike
Quinn and Arsenio Sanders
and four each from Daniel
Welch and Kelly Miller.
Trannon Myers led the
Gators with 19 points. Trey
Goodwin added 12 points,
Ryan,, Rarie .i.x points


points five in the opening
period the Sharks built a
huge early lead and coasted
to an easy victory.
"We were up 37 to 17
at the half," Kurnitsky said.
"We played pressure defense,
man-to-man."
Rouse led the way for
Port St. Joe again with 22
points, with Miller (13 points)_
and Sanders (11) also scor-
ing in double figures.
Quinn added seven
points, Welch and Channing
Beard four apiece and Zach
Lee, Larry and Parker scor-
ing two points.each.


Ladiyn "iShairc^ kps" :pSoceSeason nEds with District Lo gs


Another year of growth
for the Port St. Joe girls soc-
cer team ended last week
with a promising future
looming on the horizon.
In the program's third
season, the Lady Sharks
improved their overall record
from the year before and with
a strong nucleus returning
- Port St. Joe loses just five
seniors girls soccer is carv-
ing a prominent spot on the
local athletic map.
"We have improved each
year," said assistant coach
Nancy Brockman of the Lady
Sharks, who finished 7-9-1
overall this season. "Our dis-
trict is smaller, it was seven
teams and now there are
just four. And we have these
really dynamic freshmen
coming up, which is a real
tribute to the Currys (Tom
and Elizabeth) and their rec-
reational program."
Among those freshmen
are Emily Baxley, Courtnery
Hermsdorfer, Kayla Minger,


Jessie Faircloth and Jessi
Moore, Brockman noted.
The roster also includes
a group of sophomores and
juniors who have grown with
the program.
The Lady Sharks will
lose some key players to
graduation, including for-.
ward Elizabeth Gibson, an
offensive force every game;
Samantha Plessinger, a
tough center/forward, as,
well as mainstays Savannah
Garth, Elizabeth Kilbourn
and Michelle Perrin.
"We will really miss
them," Brockman said.
The season ended last
week as it too often does
for small public schools bat-
tling in districts, in this case
District 1-2A, with private
schools with a lopsided
loss.
The Lady Sharks fell
8-0 to John Paul II in a
game called by the mercy
rule. John Paul fell in the
finals' to Tallahassee Maclay,


in a game also ended by the
mercy rule.
The regular-season
ended in a split of home
games against Marianna and
Chipley.
Against Marianna on
Jan. 10, the Lady Sharks
scored three times while
Angela Cannington was keep-
ing Marianna out of the net.
Carson Howse, Gibson
and Faircloth scored the
goals for Port St. Joe in what
proved to be the girls' final
win of the season.
Two days later, a hard-
fought game against Chipley"
went to the final minutes
with neither team scoring
until the Lady Tigers slipped
one past Cannington who
recorded 12 saves in the
closing minutes for a 1-0
win.
"We had 15 shots on
goal and could not convert,"
Brockman said.


The Port St. Joe High
School boys' soccer team
opened the District 1-
2A tournament with a 3-2
win over John Paul II on
Tuesday night, advancing
to Thursday's final against
the winner of West Gadsden,
the district's top seed, and
Bozeman/
The championship game
will be 6 p.m. ET on Thursday
at West Gadsden.
In the district semifinal,
Will Just scored at the end
of the first minute of over-
time to give the Sharks the
-win. Just was assisted, by
:Mica- Ashcraft, :who, -scored
an unassisted goal to knot
the game at 2-2 in the sec-
.rnd half.
. Kurtis Krum scored the
Sharks first goal on an assist
from Just.
Sam Ellmer was excel-
lent in goal, said Coach Tom
Curry, recording eight saves
including a crucial one on


a direct kick which EIlmer
tipped over the crossbar after
the ball had passed over a
wall of Shark defenders.
The team put on an
impressive display in the
final week of the regular-sea-
son as the Sharks prepared
for the district tournament.
The Sharks cruised past
Apalachicola's developmen-
tal team and sneaked past
a tough Arnold team while
upping their record to 10-6-1
overall.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Port St. Joe 9,
Apalachicola 1
p. Hunter Garth ,had a,
goal; and two assists 'and
Mica Ashcraft and Andrew
Canington scored twice as
the Sharks romped.
Ashcraft started the
scoring with an unassisted

goal which was followed by a
goal by Will Just with Kurtis
Krum assisting.
Sam Ellmer, with an


assist from Jimmy Curry,
made it 3-0 before Alex
Flanagan and John Larsen
combined, Flanagan putting
the ball in the net, to make a
4-0 contest.
Curry scored unassisted
before Ashcraft scored his
second goal from Krum's sec-
ond assist. Flanagan then
set up Garth for a goal before
Garth assisted two goals by
Canington to complete the
scoring.
Friday, Jan. 20
Port St. Joe 2, Panama
City Beach Arnold 1
Ellmer was outstanding
in goal and the Sharks exe-
cuted to beautiful, plays for
early goals and held on for
the win.
Jeremy Baxley opened
the scoring early with a spec-
tacular goal which he kicked
from near the right comer.
and put perfectly into the
upper left-hand comer of the
goal.
"Some of the pros can
bend those corner kicks per-
fectly in there like that," said
Coach Tom Curry. "He bent
it."
Ashcraft set up, that goal
and minutes later fed Carlos
Castillo on a breakaway
which Castillo converted to
stun the Arnold team and
make it 2-0.
From there it was largely
in Ellmer's hands, as the
goalkeeper made several.
spectacular saves, including
kicking one ball away from
the goal line as it appeared to
be headed for the net.
"The kids played a great
game," Curry said. "Sam
Ellmer did an excellent job in
goal, he made seven or eight
great saves."


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Jordan Steps Down as Wewahitchka Football Coach


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Greg Jordan's dream
gift arrived just in time
for Christmas last month.
He needed until Jan. 12,
though, to decide whether
or not to leave it under the
tree.
Jordan, football coach
and athletic director,
announced this week that
he is leaving Wewahitchka
High School after one sea-
son to accept what he called
his dream job, that of head
coach at his alma mater
Blountstown High School.
Jordan agonized his
voice was a giveaway during
several conversations over
the past few weeks over the
decision beginning the day
former Blountstown coach
Bobby Johns announced
on Dec. 20 his departure to
take the head coaching posi-
tion at Baker, which Johns
labeled his dream job and a
chance to return home.
"It's amazing as far away
as Baker is, that it affects
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County," Jordan said. "I
dreaded this whole process.
I was happy here. I was in no
hurry to leave."
As Wewahitchka High
principal Larry White
described Jordan the past
few weeks as he weighed
a decision, "He was miser-


you expect them to do. We
expected them to do cer-
tain things, work hard, go
to class, be respectful, and
they responded.
"The record was a result
of what the kids accom-
plished. I'd rather lose my
way rather than go 10-0 with


The X's and O's were simply
perfectly aligned.
So, on Jan. 12, one
day prior to the close of the
application process, Jordan
submitted his paperwork at
Blountstown.
"The opportunity to go
back home and do the job


school, he would not have
left. It was not any easy deci-
sion for him. I know."
Jordan inherits a Class
2A power which has lost two
games the past two seasons
- a state title contest two
years ago and a state semifi-
nal game this past year.


Former Wewahitchka High School football coach and athletic director Greg Jordan with wife, Amy.


able."
Jordan had come to
Wewahitchka promising
Superintendent of Schools
Tim Wilder to bring stability
to the program. That Johns
would leave Blountstown
just one season later never
entered Jordan's mind.
"It's bittersweet," Jordan
said. "I'm content down here.
The administration has been
great."
And the Gator pro-
gram had turned a corner,
going 8-3, their only losses
to eventual state champion
Port St. Joe, state semifinal-
ist Blountstown and Mayo
Lafayette, which would come
closest to beating Port St.
Joe in the playoffs. ,
'The biggest thing that
,-ticks out is ,the commit-
mentithe kids made to what
we wanted them to do,"
Jordan said. "Kids do what


a bunch of kids who you
can't control."
The pull, however, was
too strong. And the lobbying
from folks in Blountstown
came quickly after Johns
resigned.
"They came after him,"
White noted.
Jordan has spent nearly
his entire life in Blountstown.
He played peewee, middle
school and three years of
high school football there.
After graduating from
college, he returned to the
high school to coach football,
spending five years as offen-
sive coordinator before tak-
ing over the defense for four
years under Johns before
taking the Wewahitchka job.
,The :current principal
at Blountstown High, Keith
Summers; was Jordan's
middle school football coach.


I wanted to do most was
the most important thing,"
Jordan said, noting that
Summers was certainly a
strong factor favoring the
move: "I'm really excited
about being a head coach
and athletic director at a
place I've lived almost all my
life."
"The timing was not as
good as you would like but
I couldn't control that. You
never know if the opportuni-
ty would present itself again.
The part I dreaded most was
telling the kids."
Jordan and White gath-
ered the players in a class-
room Monday morning and
broke the news.
"It was very emotional,"
.White said. "He did a great
job. He was a good fit for this
school and those kids.
"If it was any other


However, Jordan noted,
34 players have graduat-
ed, or in the case of Coach
Johns' son,. transferred, in
the past two years so there
are pieces to be picked up.
"It will be a new chal-
lenge," Jordan said. "Each
school presents its own
obstacles."
White said the
Wewahitchka opening was
posted on the Florida High
School Athletics Association
website as of Monday.
If there is one thing
working in the school's favor
it is that this is an oppor-
tune time, prior to spring
practice, to find a new foot-
ball coach who would likely
double as athletic director.
White said he and Wilder
had set a Feb. 7 deadline for
applications. ,
"We think the success


of this team and the group
of kids we have coming up
will get us a good response,"
White said.
Some basic job require-
ments, White said, would
be a proven track record,
as either assistant or head
coach, a healthy dose of
energy, fairness and some-
one who doesn't punch a
time clock.


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February 4 from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the St. Joe Fire
Department on Williams
Ave. All girls ages 4-16 are
encouraged to play.


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Meeting
A meeting will be held
on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the
St. Joe Fire Department.
All League Officers should
attend along with any per-
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Children ages, 4 to 14 years
of age, on or before April
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Registration Forms will
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May Continues 'Dentist with a Heart' Program


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Shortly after graduating .
dentistry school, Dr. Frank -.--"
D. May read an article that
would forever alter his :'j
Valentine's Day plans. '
The article told the i-.'
story of a Midwestern. '
dentist whose Valentine's
Day "Dentist with a Heart"
program offered free dental :.'
care for indigent residents.
An inspired May vowed .
to follow suit.
Since opening his Port -,
St. Joe practice in 1989,
May has conducted six
successful "Dentist with a
Heart" programs and is now
soliciting participants for
the seventh, set for Feb. 14.
May plans to see 20
patients himself, and dental .
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Linda Wright will provide E i/ q I
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May, who finds it difficult
to limit his services to 40
patients.
"You always have to
tell some of them you can't
see them," noted May. "It's
always tough to tell someone
no."
Appointments generally
run 30 minutes, with tooth
extractions and fillings the
most common procedures.
May makes the most
of the short appointment
times.
"If we're able to solve the
problem really quickly, we
can jump right into another
one," he said.
Last year, he was able to
rebuild several front teeth,
a cosmetic procedure that
generally requires a much
longer sitting.
"We kind of gave them
their smile back," noted


the first 40 patients who
arrived at his door. Since
last year, he has required
interested participants to
submit letters detailing their,
financial constraints and
dental needs.
May and his staff, who
will waive their salaries
on Feb. 14, will select the
winners and schedule
appointments to fill the 10-
hour day, which begins at 8
a.m.
May and his staff choose
patients who do not qualify
for other assistance, and
they generally find it easy to
find 40 worthy candidates.
The letters May
receives are always heart
wrenching. Many patients
place the needs of their
children, spouses, parents
or grandparents over
themselves and some have
endured divorce or the loss
of loved ones.
"These are people in
very difficult situations that
haven't been able to allo]dte ^
money for themselves," said


May. "We were able to make
them look much better than
they did."
Each year, May receives
thank you notes from
grateful patients. The most
memorable cards are penned
by patients who describe the
experience as "a miracle."
Though he appreciates
the sentiment, May said he
is just grateful to provide a
needed service.
"I believe that God gave
me remarkable blessings to
be on this earth and I'm just
trying to spread it around a
little bit," said May, adding
"but I don't think I'm a,
miracle."
Though he initially
sought to enlist his fellow
dentists in the "Dentist with
a Heart" campaign, even
dispensing information kits
to those who expressed an


interest, May said he no
longer tries to "push" the-
idea on his colleagues.
He plans to make the
"Dentist with a Heart" a
hallmark of his practice, and
does not anticipate clearing
his Valentine's Day schedule
any time in the future.
The work has proven'
too meaningful, both to May:
and his altruistic staff.
"Nobody likes to work
for free, but at the end of the
day, everybody sits around
and talks about what a great..
experience it was to be able.*
to touch people in genuine
need," said May. "It's very
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performs many audits for
area governmental bod-
ies, that Tucker be handed
the task of looking over the
county's books and spend-
ing habits.
Traylor said he made
the motion which was
seconded by Williams and
unanimously approved by
the Commission with lit-
tie debate as a proactive
step, to mute discussion
later this year about how
the Commission goes about
crafting its budget.
"I don't want to get into
the budget sessions and
get into a lot of questions
about how we spent money,"
Traylor said. "This is to quiet
the noise of how we are
spending the money."
The county will use
$40,000 originally ear-
marked by Williams for
such a review, and which
had been turned over to the
Clerk of Courts, to fund the
audit.
Traylor suggested that
commissioners and county
administrator Don Butler
meet with Tucker to air con-
cerns, specific areas in ques-
tion and scope of the work.
"I think this is vital ...
to see how we are running,"
Williams said.
Commissioners have
felt almost unrelenting heat


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since last summer's craft-
ing of the budget, which
raised an outcry from citi-
zens across the county after
taxes went up 26 percent
after an even larger increase
the prior year.
The issue is still being
pressed as budget time
looms again this year, as
evidenced on Page 5 of this
paper, where in a Letter to
the Editor, Wewahitchka
resident Tom Semmes out-
lined how Gulf County
spending, on a per capital
basis, is well above a host of
Florida counties, of similar
size, smaller and larger.
In fact, according to infor-
mation gathered by Semmes
and Indian Pass resident
Harold Bost, Franklin and
Gulf counties both spend
more than $1,000 per resi-
dent, with no other county,
including Dade, Jackson,
Bay and Holmes, to name
a few, not remotely at that
level of taxation.
I Traylor said it was time
for commissioners to have
an independent overview of
spending and the budget,
regardless of what Tucker's
audit finds.
"It could come out in
our favor or it could come
out not in our favor," Traylor
said. "We need to hear the
good and the bad."


In other business taken
up during Tuesday's meet-
ing:
County health offi-
cial Doug Kent asked for
and commissioners agreed
to pay roughly $2,000 out
of reserves to fund closing
costs associated with the
purchase of land for a new
Health Department facility
in Wewahitchka.
The facility will be locat-
ed across Hwy. 22 from
Fisher's Building Supply
and the offices of Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative.
Kent said the facility will
be 13,000 square feet and
will have more clinic space
than the facility in Port St.
Joe due to the lack of need
for housing any administra-
tive offices in the new facil-
ity.
The new Health
Department building, which
will be funded with $2.6
million appropriated for
the project by the Florida
Department of Health, was
a key provision in securing
the approval of Traylor and
McLemore for the half-cent
sales tax to help fund a
new Sacred Heart hospital
in Port St. Joe.
The site plans are final-
ized and a contractor has
already been selected for the
project, which Kent said will
likely be completed by early
2007. .
The governor's office
of Tourism, Trade and


Economic Development
notified the county that its
request for an extension of
the county's designation
as an Enterprise Zone had
been granted.
The county had been
designated an Enterprise
Zone the past 10 years but
that designation was due to
expire at the end of 2005.
The extension keeps the
designation in place through
2015.
In applying for the
extension, the county also
slightly redrew the Zone
map to remove some areas
where growth will not occur
while ensuring that areas
where growth is looming,
such as Overstreet and
Wewahitchka, were included
in the Enterprise Zone.
The Enterprise Zone
designation results in busi-
nesses and residents located
within the zone being eli-
gible. for various financial
incentives offered by state
and local governments.
One particularly attrac-
tive incentive allows busi-
nesses to use 45 percent of
what would be submitted to
the state in sales taxes to
pay employee wages for up
to two years.
"That is huge," Traylor
said of the designation
extension.
The alternate road
into the county sand pit
has been completed and Red
Fish Road in Highland View


will be closed to truck traffic
in and out of the pit.
Under the agreement
reached between the county,
The St. Joe Co. and Gulf
Asphalt, only a select group
of licensed and insured con-
tractors will be permitted to
use the alternative, Angel
Fish Road, for access to the
sand pit and GAC has agreed
to resurface Red Fish.
Commissioners signed
off on the architect's plans
for renovating the roof of the
county Courthouse in Port
St. Joe. Engineering work
will take about six weeks
and the county should be
prepared to go out for bids
in about two months, Butler
said.
Commissioners will
conduct a workshop on


Feb. 20 to review the work
and recommendations from
a feasibility study pertain-
ing to the implementation of
impact fees on new develop-
ment.
The Commission could
consider implementing
impact fees as soon as
March, county planner David
Richardson suggested.
SheriffDalton Upchurch
alerted commissioners that
effective Feb. 1 animal con-
trol will be turned back over
to the Commission. During
a planned workshop/spe-
cial meeting planned for
Wednesday commissioners
will discuss what depart-
ment to place animal control
under and wages for animal
control officers.


Stallwortl

As Stallworth prepared
for the game, his daughter
Danielle, a McQueen High
Junior, taunted her father
'by sporting a Lancers jersey
at home. ,
"Don't you be wearing
one of those jerseys in
here this week because
we're playing that team,"
Stallworth warned his
daughter.
Danielle said she would
sit next to her friends
at the game, but her
allegiance strayed from her
classmates.
"My heart will be with
my dad," she pledged.
As former Hug High
.graduates filled the stands,
the Hawks took to the field
for what would prove a
difficult contest.
With under five minutes
on the clock, Hug was
down 16-13 when a Hawks
linebacker intercepted a
McQueen pass at their 15-
yard line.
A successful scoring
drive brought Hug to 19-16
at 2:37. The Hawks shut
down the McQueen offense
and won its first regional
championship.
Stallworth called the
night "an amazing victory"
for all Hug students past
and present, and exuberant
. alumni remained on the
field long after the buzzer
.had sounded.
The team entered the
state semifinals with renewed
confidence and defeated
Cimmarron-Memorial High
School to secure a spot at
the state championship.
More Than a.
Championship
Standing on the
University of Nevada field
amid the largest crowd in
the history of Nevada State
championships, Stallworth's
mind flashed back to his


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college days.
"It was just great playing
at the same field where I'd
played college ball. It was
pretty amazing," Stallworth
recalled.
Two weeks had passed
since the Hawks' victory
over McQueen, and Hug
alumni from all over the
country came out to show
their support.
Stallworthhadwitnessed
a profound shift in the
attitudes of Reno residents.
Those who previously
Would not confess that they
were Hug graduates now
sported green and white,
and the community seemed
to embrace the beleaguered
school.
"We overcame a lot of
obstacles, being the small
school, the minority school,
the low income school,"
noted Stallworth. "To be
able to overcome all those
obstacles and play in the
,championship game was
just amazing."
In their first state title
game, the Hawks played the
Las Vegas High Wildcats,
who were making their,
fourth state final appearance
in five years.


Stallworth described
. that night as a "defensive
ballgame, a game of field
-position."
Las Vegas held Hug to
120 yards on offense and
Hug held the Wildcats to
180 yards. The game had
been close until the final
quarter, when Las Vegas
defeated Hug 23-0.
Though the loss had been
disappointing, Stallworth
remained positive.
He told his team
that victory could not be
measured by points on the
scoreboard.
"We've accomplished
a lot here," he reminded
his players. "It's not just a
football game, it's a cultural
bias that we're fighting."
Area newspapers' were
quick to praise the team's
valiant efforts.
"The state paper after the
game said Hug might've lost
the game, but they gained
great respect and that kind
of summed up everything
we tried to accomplish as a
team," said Stallworth.
With letters of
congratulations still pouring
in, the Hug Hawks were
recently recognized at a


Reno dinner honoring Civil
Rights leader Martin Luther
King, Jr.
For a team that proved
themselves champions
despite tremendous odds, it
was a worthy tribute.
More than a head coach,
Stallworth is in the business
of legacy-making.
He believes, the 2005
.regional championship is, an
indication of good things to
come for Hug High School,
and will not rest until all
the stereotypes have been
shattered.
"It's a legacy that
hopefully will continue to
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between what they want
and what they expect to
get," said Risinger. "That's
where we differ."
Risingerpointed outthat,
like so many industries, the
people who sell the product
in question also wrote the
manual on what should be
used, noting that this is a
common practice in almost
every industry.
He warned that the
AWWA wants the device in
every yard using a sprinkler
system, "and then I assure
you, when they've run out of
these customers, they'll go
back to everyone else."
"They like it because
they can test and inspect
it," said Risinger. "That
means more fees for them.
They've designed it to make
money."
Risinger has a ready
list of reasons not to install
the device, primarily, he
said, because Mexico Beach
and other cities already


use an equally effective,
but far less expensive and
intrusive device called the
normal dual check backflow
prevention device.
According to the
information Risinger
gathered for state legislators,
the RPZ costs $235 without
purchase of pipes, joints
and couplings required for
home installation.
Or, homeowners can
hire a licensed plumber to
install it at a cost of $200
or more.
After installation the
RPZ is subject to freezing,
adding additional expense
for cold weather protection.
The device will reduce
water pressure in homes by
as much as 12 pounds per
square inch at elevation.
According to Risinger,
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story homes would not have
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He pointed out that the
higher a house is built, the
more pressure is lost, unless
the city increases water
pressure throughout the
community to compensate
for the loss in pressure at
each home.
.For homes, apartments
and condominiums not
required to install an
RPZ, this would result in
a greater consumption of
water and, ultimately, a
waste of water.
The RPZ must be
inspected and tested
annually by a qualified
plumber or certified
inspector, as required by
the AWWA manual. This
will cost an average of $100
annually to the homeowner.
The RPZ is also a prime
target for physical damage
from lawn mowers or
vehicles parking off road,
since the device sits at the
water meter very near street
edge.
The device must be
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two feet long, sits 18 inches
above the ground, and cannot
be covered or surrounded
by landscaping.
And, according to
Risinger, the RPZ is a major
appliance, based on cost,
"akin to a freezer, garbage,
disposal or refrigerator. This
is like buying an appliance
for your house and sticking
it in your front yard," he
said.
In contrast, the normal
dual check backflow
prevention device is about
four inches in length, about
two inches in diameter, and
costs $25-$50.
It won't freeze because it
is installed underground, it
probably can't be damaged
by vehicles or lawn mowers,
and it won't pose a danger
to anyone playing or walking
in the yard.
It can be visually
inspected and can be


replaced routinely or if
there is any doubt of its
operational status.-
It does reduce water
pressure in the house, but
not at the same rate as the
RPZ.
"The system isn't
broken," said Risinger.
"Here's the solution. We've
been using it and it serves
us well. It costs about
$25 and the city of Mexico
Beach will install it for its
homeowners at no cost."'
Potentially 2,444 houses
in.the Mexico Beach/Beacon
Hill area stand to be affected
by the ruling requiring a
RPZ.
Risinger does feel that
there are applications in
industry and commercial
businesses where an RPZ is
required.
He believes that these
businesses should be
identified and made to
comply.


However, he strongly
believes that RPZs should
not be required in single
family dwellings where
auxiliary water systems are
present, or the homeowner
is using potable water to
irrigate his lawn.
"This whole mess is
based on the premise of
potential contamination,"
he said. "In the future, they
will say garden hoses have
the potential4 to backwash
into the city water lines and
supply."
According to Risinger,
it will require an act by the
state legislature to change
the current ruling.
He said his goal in going
to Tallahassee is to get FDEP
to make an exemption of
single family dwellings, to say
that the intent of the ruling
was to "control commercial
irrigation systems, not the
home garden hose."


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"This is very important
for us as a company," said
Peter Rummell, CEO of The
St. Joe Co., who flew in
from Jacksonville with other
executives for Tuesday's
luncheon. Rummell empha-
sized the need for partner-
ship between the public and
private sectors in making
the vision of a port a real-
ity.
"The only way it works is
when you have a spirit and
an attitude from people on
both sides ... The best is yet
to come. We are just com-
ing around the first corner,
I think."
And while emphasizing
that the port could only take
shape as a "local product"
Rummell spoke beyond land
deals and port facilities, not-
ing developments such as
WindMark Beach which he
believed would be one of the
great resorts in the region.
"Our ability to get any-


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and Northwest Fl
depends on our
ity to work with all of
Rummell said, alludi
city, county and private
tor officials. "We have
given a legacy with al
land. We have an opp
nity to make things be
The option a
ment, Cox said, give
Port Authority two yea
undertake permitting
craft a site plan. The
Authority will also maki
nificant changes to its
ter plan.
And, with the pre
of several -officials wit
Port of Panama City
in attendance, Cox er
sized that as the port
becomes reality that
will be as much region
local.
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'peace' and others don't,"
Siebert wrote. "I think it
has to do with the extent
of the common affection for
your town. What struck me
from the beginning was how
much each of you cared so
deeply for the future of Port
St. Joe.
"It was an honor for
me to observe this 'sense
of place' and to participate
with you ..."
Tommy Pitts, executive
director of the Port Authority,
added, "We all have our indi-
vidual interests, but we do
have a common interest in
Port St. Joe."


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been are committed to working
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What Have We REALLY Learned From Hurricanes?



Protect Your Manufactured Home From High


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
You've seen all the
photographs: row after row
of mobile homes, especially
in mobile home parks,
flattened by hurricanes or
other extremely high winds.
While mobile homes will
not withstand hurricane
winds like traditional frame
or concrete houses built to
code, there are many ways
to mitigate the forces of
hurricane winds, even for
mobile homes.
According to the Institute
for Business and Home Safety
(IBHS), more than 21 million
people nearly eight percent
of the U.S. population live
in manufactured homes in
the United States.
Mobile homes have been
a mainstay of the Florida
landscape for over 60 years.
Although the state's position
on readily welcoming mobile
homes in Florida has changed
since Hurricane Andrew,
one in every three homes
constructed in Florida is
still a mobile/ manufactured
home.
But mobile homes are
especially vulnerable to
hurricanes. Inspecting
your mobile home carefully,
and installing or removing
landscaping can improve
the dwelling's chances of
surviving high winds.
The location, placement,


design standards,
and maintenance of
manufactured homes are
key indicators of how well or
poorly the home will weather
a high wind disaster.

What Year Was It
Manufactured?
Check the year that your
manufactured home was
built. If your home was built
before June 1976, then there
were no universal standards
in place and your home is
likely quite vulnerable to
damage in a hurricane.
Between June 1976 and
July 1994, manufactured
housing was built to a
single Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) standard,
regardless of where it was to
be located.
While these homes,
especially double wide units,
typically perform better in
high wind events than pre-
1976 homes, they are not
nearly as wind resistant as
the wind zone II and III homes
built after July 1994.
Post-1994 wind zone I
homes are built to essentially
the same HUD standards for
wind loads that were applied
to the 1976-1994 homes.
If you are purchasing a
new manufactured home,
IBHS recommends buying
the highest wind rated home
you can afford, and having
it installed on a permanent


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resistance against uplift and
overturning forces.,
The structure of older
and wind zone I homes are
much more vulnerable to
severe wind damage, and
strengthening the structure
is difficult.

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Attached?
Look at the actual
location of your mobile
home. Check for trees. close
to or hanging over the home.
Trees should be pruned or
even removed. Of particular
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inches or more in diameter,
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carports?
Carports, "o't..
additions, and roof
structures added over
the top of original roofs
frequently fail during
severe winds. These failures
can generate a tremendous
amount of windborne debris
that can damage both your
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the newer high wind rated
homes.
The manufactured
housing industry generally
requires that additions be
,,freestanding, unless it is sold
as akit specifically designed
for that home.
However,, ,it is .not
uncommon for engineers
to certify that the home is
capable of supporting an
attached carport or addition.
If you want to add an addition
or carport, purchase one with
the highest wind rating and
make it freestanding.

What's Holding It Up -
Or Down?
IBHS strongly
recommends installing
all mobile .homes on a
permanent reinforced
concrete or reinforced
masonry foundation to
minimize movement of the
home in a hurricane.
If that is not possible,
consider pouring a concrete
slab under the home, or at
least a concrete perimeter
foster, that encompasses the
heads of the anchors.
Access under all
manufactured homes
is required for periodic
inspection of.the foundation
and support structures.
Check the I-beams. Bent
or rusted I-beams indicate
that the weight of the
manufactured home may not
be properly supported. If the
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Franklin County Digs Deep to Fund Weems


By David Adlerstein
Times Staff Reporter
The significant cost
keeping Weems Memori
Hospital open und
county ownership becan
clear last week, as coun
commissioners broke ope
various piggy banks to fir
more than a million dolla
to use over the next s
months.
Working with a detail
report provided them 1
Clerk of Courts Marc
Johnson at the Jan. 1
meeting, the commissioner
fished through more tha
$2.5 million in loose chanj
in the county budget befo:
coming up with sizeab
pockets of funding to me
hospital payroll and bi
supplies until the licen:
can be transferred back to
private sector operator.
The county has agreed.
principle to a two-year de
with BlackhawkApalachico
LLC, a subsidiary
Blackhawk Healthcare LLD
based in Austin, TX.
The Blackhawk des
slated to begin Jan. 1, wi
delayed last month wh(
the county learned GE HI
Holdings Inc. intended
pursue a claim that DasSi
Community Health Systen
LLC, the hospital's previol
operator, owed it more tha
$2.5 million. GE's attorney
argued that their compai
has a claim against tl
hospital's license, promptii
the county to take over



Hurricane

I-beams show signs of serious
'deflection, the masonry pier
supporting the home ma
not be properly spaced
support the home on the st
conditions at the site.
Doors and windows .th
stick, and valleys or hum]
in the floor are also signs th
an I-beam may be severe
bent.
Another sign of possib
structure failure is a damage<
floor framing system
Potential damage may shc
up as soft spots on the floc
A rotted floor framing system
indicates moisture intrusi(
into the home.
Check for large crackle
chips or damage 't- tl
masonry piers, which c&
reduce the structural suppo
of the home. Masonry pie
should be in contact with tl
steel frame. .
Are the holes in tl
masonry. blocks facid
upward or \sideways
Masonry blocks are design<
to support more weight if tl
holes are facing upward.
Check the caps on tl
masonry piers. They shou
be concrete instead of woo
Concrete caps can suppo
more weight than wood, ar
are not subject to rot ar


ensure continuous operation
until a settlement can be
reached with GE.
The first funding option
that Johnson put before
commissioners was to have
them secure a loan from a
local bank, at roughly 7.25
percent interest, to fund the
operation.
"I understand that if the
(commission) institutes the
proposed sales tax, the local
banks would probably accept
an assignment of the revenue
proceeds from the sales tax,
or the county would have to
put the real property up as
collateral," said Johnson.
"There could even be a joint
participation loan between
the local banks."
The commissioners
instead opted to look into
ways of borrowing funds
from within the county
budget. The commissioners
have maintained since they
first agreed to take over the
Apalachicola hospital that
income brought in by Weems
while under county auspices
will be used to offset, perhaps
completely, these ongoing
expenditures.
The largest chunk of
change, about a half-million
dollars, will come from the
county's paving fund, which
has about $1 million in it.
The commissioners plan to
repay this budget shift by
replenishing the funds with
money from the hospital's
accounts receivable as it
rolls in.


The commission also
lans to draw on about
469,000 in revenue
received from the Clerk of
Courts budget, mainly from
recording fees. These monies
are in excess of anticipated
revenues, and are similar to
"cash carry forward" funds
in other departments that
have come in after the initial
budget was adopted.
The commissioners plan
to use $100,000 in funding
that had been earmarked for
a new ambulance but have
yet to be spent. Alan Pierce,
director of administrative
services, said the funding is
in excess of what will likely
need to be spent in matching
funds for, a new ambulance,
which has not yet been
contracted for.
Another $100,000 is
being made available from
the general fund's reserve for
contingency purposes.
The commission said no
to two other funding sources
outlined by Johnson. They
declined to tap the roughly
half-million dollars now in
the Bald Point Trust Fund.
That money originally was
obtained as a donation
from the Mader Corporation
because of the county's
support for state acquisition
of 1,500 acres of Mader's
land that eventually was
turned into Bald Point State
Park.
"The money was intended
to be available to solve
perpetual erosion issues on


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termite infestation.
Wooden wedges are
widely accepted by the
industry as an approved
method of leveling and
supporting a manufactured
home. But in a hurricane,
vibration and movement
of the home can cause the
wedges to work loose. They
should be replaced with
concrete caps.
There should be perimeter
blocking- structural wood
addedunderneaththeexterior
of the home for additional
support underneath large
wall openings, such as sliding
glass doors and windows
wider than four feet.

Anchors Away!
Anchors and straps are
widely used to secure the
home to the ground. Three
or more types of anchors
may be used for one home:
sidewall anchors located
along the two long sides of
the home; endwall anchors
located along the short
sides of the home; centerline
anchors located underneath
the marriage walls of double
and triple-wide homes.
Some new installations
include braces that anchor
the piers to the home.


Bald Point," said Pierce.
The commissioners
also nixed an idea backed
by Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis to spend $300,000
in recycling fund monies.
With opposition from
Commissioner Noah Lockley,
who had supported seeking
short-term bank loan money,
the recycling fund money
was not touched because it
has been earmarked for a
new mechanics shop that
would service vehicles from
the road, solid waste and
sheriffs departments.
A review of hospital
expenditures provided by
Johnson showed that the
county had spent, as of
Jan. 13, a little more than
$177,000 on payroll costs.
This averages to about
$46,000 per week.
In addition, the county
has purchased more than
$52,000 in supplies for
the hospital, for a total
expenditure of nearly
$230,000 as of Jan. 17.
Wolff Goes Over Situation
with Health Council
At the regular meeting
of the county health council
Jan. 19, Ron Wolff, Weems'
acting administrator, said
work had begun on shoring


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Each manufacturer
develops an installation
guide describing acceptable
anchorage systems for a
particular type home, based
on expected wind risks.
Check the latest guides
from your particular home's
manufacturer, or check the
state regulatory body.
Metal strapping is the
preferred method of anchor
attachment for manufactured
homes. Typically, the
strapping should be
galvanized steel 1.25 inches
wide and 0.035 inches thick.
In high wind areas, two
straps are typically used to
properly attach the "anchor
to the frame. One' strap
should extend vertically from
the anchor to the exterior
sidewall. The other strap
should wrap arouild the steel
frame I-beam and connect to
the anchor attachment point
at an angle of approximately
45 degrees.
If all these factors are
correctly in place, and your
manufactured home is post-
1994 and rated a wind zone
II or III, it stands a fair chance
of surviving a Category 1-3
hurricane.


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up the hospital's finances.
Pierce reported that
the state is now preparing
to facilitate the transfer of
the hospital license to the
county.
Wolff said he is working
on detailing the extent of
charity care provided by the
hospital, which differs from
the shortfall that is caused
when reimbursements fail to
match billings.
"Identifying charity care
is part and parcel of setting
up the hospital on a good
financial model," he said.
Wolff said the new
administration is looking
at ways of "cutting costs,
increasing revenue and at
introducing new services."
He made specific
mention of a Oleep lab, used
to diagnose and treat sleep
apnea and other ailments,
as a possible new service.
A sleep lab can bring in
reimbursements of $1,500 to
$2,000 per case.
"(We're looking at)
anything's that's health care
oriented that might work,"
he said.
Wolff said he has received
an inquiry from Gulf County
physician Dr. Vincent Ivers
about possibly restoring
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at Weems. Wolff said more
study would have to be done
before surgical services could
return to the 20,000 square
foot hospital.
"We're going to outgrow
that building pretty quickly,"
he said.
Wolff told the health
council that Apalachicola
family practitioner Dr.
Stephen Miniat continues
to be the doctor who sees
most of the inpatients at
the facility. "Pretty much
Dr. Miniat is carrying that
hospital right nowv," he said.
"You have to have physicians
to admit. Physicians must
head the effort to review
quality of care."
Wolff said no decision has
yet been reached on whether
to continue to primary care
clinic that was begun under
the auspices of DasSee. He
also said the hospital plans
to put a greater emphasis
on the use of swing beds,
which are licensed hospital
beds that handle patients
for longer periods as they
recuperate and, in some
cases, prepare to transition
to nursing homes or other
long-term care facilities.
"I think you can do things
right, and pay for them," he
said.


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STERILIZATION AND INFECTION CONTROL
You may not be aware that sterilization and other infection control precautions takes place in your
dentist's office because many of these procedures occur out of your view.
All dental staff involved in patient care use protective garb, such as gloves, and sometimes masks and
eyewear. After each patient'visit, the gloves are discarded, hands are washed and a new pair of gloves is
used for the next patient. Virtually all dentists sterilize their handpiece (drill) between patients. Items,
such as needles and saliva ejectors, cannot be sterilized and are discarded in special containers.
Dental instruments are cleaned and sterilized at very high temperatures after each time they are
used on a patient. Sterilization methods include: and autoclave (steam under pressure), a dry heat oven
or chemical vapor (commonly called a chemiclave). The sterilization equipment is not in the treatment
room, but if you'd like to see how and where it's done, ask the dental staff to show you.

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GALA Annual Meeting


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Last Thursday was a gala
night for a gala organization.
The Gulf Alliance for


Retiring GALA President
Kim Harrison


Local Arts (GALA) held its
annual meeting to announce
new 2006 board members
and thank outgoing president
Kim Harrison and vice
president Peggy Wood, one of
the organization's founders.
New officers are: Leslie
Fedota, President; Jodie
Perez, Vice President; Marnie
Creasy, Treasurer; and
Connie Risinger, Secretary.
Directors At Large are:
John Mazzanovich, Pamela
Garman, Boyd Pickett,
Michael Lister, Pollyanna
Huie, and Richard Carrell.
The new president, vice
president, secretary and
treasurer will all serve three-
year terms. -
Acting as spokesperson
for the new board, Creasy
outlined the group's new
three-year plan.
In 2006, GALA will
concentrate on building
collaborative efforts between
businesses and the arts,
working with area chambers
of commerce, city and
county commissioners, area
employers and tourists.


For 2007, the
organization will concentrate
on collaboration between
the arts and education,
spearheaded by outgoing
president Harrison.
Arts and health will be
the focus /of GALA during
2008.
The group has already
approached the St. Joe
Company and Sacred Heart
Hospital, which will open
a facility in Gulf County, to
establish areas within the
hospital for art therapy and
use of the arts in healing.
Some of GALA's upcoming
events in 2006 include a
fundraiser centered on an
art tour in historic homes of
Indian Pass; continuation of
the successful First Friday
gatherings May 1-September
1 at The Port Inn; and
Derby Day in May, a period
recreation festival.
Also in May a group of
plein air painters will come
to the area to paint regional
landscapes.


Incoming Vice President Jodi Perez and Treasurer Marnie Creasy present outgoing GALA
President Kim Harrison with flowers.


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In the late 1800's and
early 1900's just when it
seemed the Riverboats and
Paddle Wheels had cornered
the, market on transporta-
tion and shipping it took a
devastating blow as the same
steam engines, which had
made their advancements in
travel most attractive to mer-
chants and travelers alike
had now come of new age in
the railroad.
While cotton had become
a prime industry' and the
commerce had begun a
steady rise since the Civil
War the trade industry and
textiles were marking their
place in history with record
sales bringing more revenue
in the area of Apalachicola
and the ACF blazing new
frontiers in industrial trade
via steamboat with 64 or
more listing Apalachicola as
their home port.
When the "Fannie" made
headline news in Columbus
Georgia and created such a
sensation, little did she know
it would be; her undoing.
With Columbus, and cities
further north leading in the
textile industry the demands
on the shipping,industry was
far greater than anticipat-
ed. this opened doors for
many investors and entre-
preneurs to pave the way for
the railroad industry which
was steadily gaining ground,
offering better rates and tak-
ing less time to deliver to
major industry, merchants
and suppliers.
While the compleuon of
the Atlanutc Gulf Railroad in
BainbndgeGeorgiaconnected
the heart of the Apalachicola,
Flint and Chattahoochee
River basin directly to
. Saannah Georgia, it also
redirected the import/export
markets from Apalachicola
S who was leading the way in
cotton export and commer-
cial trade down the ACF.
The late 1800'3" also


found a steady increase in
lumber industry, much of
which were used to build
boats, housing, warehouses
and due to steady increase
of population the industry
was beginning to be in high
demand.
Apalachicola was the
third largest port, and the
shipping industry had been
full throttle since the Civil
War, Sponge Trade, Oysters,
Cotton and Timber were
all among the exports and
industry that was proving to
be profitable and in large the
attraction of many new busi-
ness ventures and population
increase. While few roads
were accessible and the rail-
road had not quite reached
Apalaclhicola it's thriving
economy had been based
on the trade through ship-
ping by water. With increase
in population and industry
the railroads were not far
behind, and the lack of con-
tinued maintenance .to the
port and a lack of consistent
channel depth proved fatal
oversights for the shipping


industry, it's competition,
the railroad, offered competi-
tive rates, faster delivery and
a larger base of industries
and suppliers from which to
choose.
The Oyster Express


The local sponge trade
came to rank, third in the
state. By 1895, between 80
and 120 men were employed
in it, and the city had two
sponge warehouses. Later,
as the major Greek sponge
operations moved down the
coast to Carrabelle, Cedar Key
and Tarpon Springs, shrimp
and sponge operations con-
tinued in Apalachicola with
the Greek sailing fleet of
Demosthenes Margomenos
(Demo George).
The Apalachicola
Northern Railroad came into
Apalachicola in 1907 and


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ran an "oyster special" to
Atlanta with oysters packed
in ice. By 1915, some 400
men manned 117 oyster
boats under sail, 250 shuck-
ers worked in various oyster
houses, and a number of
other workers worked in two
canneries. http://www.for-
gotten-florida.com/ seafooda-
palach.htm
John G. Ruge and his
brother establish the Ruge
Brothers Canning Company
in 1885. They became
Florida's first successful
commercial oyster pack-
ers by using pasteurization.
http: //www.fnai.org/arrow/
almanac/history/history_
franklin.cfm
C.L. Storrs and R.F.
Fowler operated a sawmill


at the site of present-day
Carrabelle. By 1890 the town
was the center of a growing
naval stores industry, with
many turpentine stills locat-
ed between their sawmill and
Apalachicola. http://www.
fnai.org/arrow/almanac/
history/history_franklin.cfm
With increase in indus-
try and exports came much
growth to the East Coast,
St Joe, Apalachicola, became
rivals in the industries with
each bidding for the lead in
transporting and developing
of industry and supplies.
1893 Town of Carrabelle
incorporated
The settlement of
Carrabelle actually began

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Shayleigh Dawson. cel-
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with a little Princess party at
Chucky Cheese. Her Mom,
Autumn Cloud, her Dad,
Danon Dawson, and many
friends and family helped her
celebrate.


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foods, maintain a healthy
weight and be smoke-free.
Throughout the month
of February awareness
activities will take place.
Ladies, remember th, dates
of: February 3, "Go Red For
Women; Feb. 17, Women's
Heart Day and February
21, Heart Healthy Women's
Symposium.
The Womenri's Symposium
will be held at the Centennial
Building starting at 6:30
p.m., (EST) to educate the


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IT'S IN THE BAG!
There are many factors that
contribute to ups and downs
in any given real estate mar-
ket, and a lot of time is spent
analyzing "trends" across the.
country. While analysts treat
the figures with all due gravi-
ty, there is a recent trend that
indicates folks are willing to
investigate every option when
selling their homes.

If you're a Catholic, you are
familiar with 'St. Joseph.
Others may not know about
the patron saint of home and
family, but if you Google "St.
Joseph statue" on the web,-
loads of stories of home-sell-
ing success appear in the re-
sults.

Why? Homeowners of all
faiths are following the cen-
turies-old tradition of placing
a statue of the saint in a bag
and burying it in their yards


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sal- i'OLL c-ar't t--1 Cthe '.h:lec
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uie.c Fm.I.

It's not scientific, but it's not
just Catholics who are turn-
ing to the saint for help. One
website has seen orders for
such statues rise 50 percent
from last year, meaning many
homeowners are having diffi-
culty selling their property.

Nothing beats a listing in ex-
cellent condition. and fairly
priced, and there really isn't
any magic involved in selling
your home. It takes market-
ing skill and a ready supply
of buyers, but you wouldn't
be the only one to turn to a
"higher authority" for a little
extra help

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Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Blas Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
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Alison Faith Gay

Alison Turned Seven

Alison Faith Gay cel-
ebrated her birthday on
November 18 at Pepper's
Restaurant with MaMa,
Scooter and brother B.J. On
November 19 she also had a
party at Hickory Lanes bowl-
ing with all of her family and
friends.
Alison is the daughter of
Kellie Braswell and the late
Bobby Gay.
Alison is the grand-
daughter of Buddy & Sue
Ann Kennington and Robert
& Audrey Gay all of Port, St.
Joe.


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Bobby Lewis Gay, Jr.

B. J. Turns Four

Bobby Lewis Gay, Jr.
celebrated his party on Jan.
14 with Chuck E Cheese and
also with all of his family and
friends. On his real birth-
day Jan. 17, he celebrat-
ed a Grave Digger Monster
Jam Party at his home with
MaMa, Scooter and big sister
Alison.
B.J. is the son of Kellie
Braswell and the late Bobby
Gay.
B.J. is the grandson of
Buddy & Sue Ann Kennington
and Robert & Audrey Gay all
of Port St. Joe.

Genealogical News

The Florida Pioneer
Descendants Certification
Program is proud to
announce Charlotte Maddox
Pierce of Port St. Joe has
proven her lineage to Fred,
Maddox as a resident of the
area which became Gulf
County in 1925.
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,
ancestry.


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227-8892


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built in 2004. Large kitchen and family room
with tile flooring and counter-tops. Whirlpool
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sprinkler system. MLS# 108309 $305,000.


,3 BK- 2 BA Gult View, A Flood Lone house
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has terrific views of the Gulf of Mexico. Deed-
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108718 $750,000.


Victor Ramos
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,340-1216


Debbe Wibberg
REALTOR
227-6178


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Barrier Dunes, a gated community on Cape
San Bias. This nicely decorated unit has many
amenities, including hurricane shutters, addi-
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and new carpet. MLS# 108483 $399,000.





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floor. Great view of the Gulf of Mexico.,Easy
access to beach. MLS# 17631 $595,000
access to beach MLS# 1Q7631 $595,000.


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Gulf. Has not been on rental program. MLS#
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Townhouse in exclusive BarriejrDunes, a gated
community on Cape San Blas.QThis unit has a
wrap-around deck to enjoy panoramic views of
the Gulf of Mexico, as well as private entrance
to the beach.. Owner states that unit is in the
"X" Flood Zone. ML~# 108877 $625,000."


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REALTOR
227-5543


Preston Russ
Broker
227-8890


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There is potential to further sub-divide.-MLS#
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Cape San Blas. Sewer Tap is reserved. Copy of
survey on file. MLS# 108710 $1,495,000


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the new animal shelter. Your
assistance will be greatly
appreciated.


Gulf County DEC Meeting

The Democratic Executive
Committee (DEC) of Gulf
County Florida will meet
Monday, Jan. 30 at 6:30
p.m. EST at the Gulf County
Library in Port St. Joe.,
The Library is located
immediately East of the Gulf
County Courthouse on Hwy.
71.
We encourage all commit-
tee members and all interest-
ed Democrats and Democratic
Elected Officials to attend.
Anyone interested in serv-
ing on the DEC in the-coming
year is especially encouraged
to attend.
Many important issues
are facing the citizens of Gulf
County and the United States.
Important elections will be
held in 2006 and 2008. These
elections will decide the direc-
tion our government will take
in the future. We also plan
on inviting local, state and
federal candidates to speak to
us on the issues in the com-
ing year.


Mask Parade Tour And Exhibit Kick Off


The community is invit-
ed' to the opening, reception
of Covenant Hospice's Mask
Parade Tour and Exhibit on
Friday, January 27,. from
3:30-5 beginning at the Visual
Arts Center on East 4th
Street. Following the recep-
tion, guests can participate
in a guided walking tour_ of
masks on display at The Pink
Alligator, 01de Towne Antique
Mall and Chef Imondi's; with
a ,final stop at Modeo's for,
hors d'oeuvres and beverages.:
Admission is complimentary.
This Mask Parade exhibit
features more than 80 'one-of-
a-kind masks created by local,
artists and celebrities for the
4th Annual Mask Parade
Gala benefiting Covenant
Hospice. Mask artists include
Paul Brent, Roland Hoc'kett
and Amy Raley, ai well as/
celebrities Courteney Cox,
Ray Romano and Bill Cosbv.
The Junior Museum is also
hosting an additional exhibit.
of masks created by children
as part of -the Junior Mask-
Project.
"The; Mask Parade Tour
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an opportunity to meet sev-
eral keynote artists and pre- I .
view the masks, which will be
auctioned' at the gala," said
Loel Davenport, Community
Development Manager for
Covenant Hospice.
Masks will be on display s^j
until February 9th, so be ', '
.sure to visit each participat-. ` a"'
ing business to view them' :
all. Remember these beau- '-
tiful pieces of 'artwork will
be. auctioned at the Mask
Parade Gala. on. February 11 '
at Edeev.ater Beach.Resort;,
Gala tickets can be pur- ,,
chased for $75 at Covenant I,,o
Hospice. Call'785-3040. See Imii,
the masks online at www.cov-
enanthospice.org/ mask.
Help Covenant Hospice,
kick off The Mask Parade
Tour and Exhibit. Enjoy hors
d'oeuvres, music and a guid-
ed tour of several downtown on'
locations exhibiting nearly 80 6 ^'
fabulous masks created ,by
celebrities and; artists.
This is a free event.
For Lmore information, .
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Morgan Is Eight

Morgan Gant turned eight
and celebrated her birthday
on Jan. 15. Her party took
place at Chuck E. Cheese's
with a Bratz theme. Family, -
classmates, friends and girls
from her Premier Wildcats
Cheerleading squad were
there to help her celebrate.
Her Mini-Pee Wee squad
along with the other teams .
at Premier all won first place
at the COA Sunshine Open
National Championship in .
Kissimmee, Fl. Jan. 22 Go
Wildcats!

Upcoming AAANF Board

of Directors Meeting

The Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida, Inc. will hold
its Annual Board of Directors
Meeting and Luncheon on
Thursday, January 26 at
10:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held
at the Ramada Inn North,
2900 North Monroe Street,
Tallahassee, FL 32303.


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By Brittany Kropp available to register for, and
As we round another do so. You can get all of the
corner of the school year, I, information in guidance. If
as well as many of my fellow you are already registered,
classmates, am developing don't forget about the next
a slight case of senioritis. ACT. It's February 11, at Bay
With all the ENC 1101 High School.
papers due, Spanish words I hope everyone enjoyed
confusing us daily, and the half day on Wednesday!
Physics "eating our lunch," It was due to a teacher
as Mr. Lamberson would inservice. You have to love
say, senioritis is spreading those!!
quickly throughout the class. Freshman: If you are
What's the cure? interested in being a prom
May 22, when we will server, you need to sign up
finally see that long awaited by Jan 27 in. the High School
graduation day. Keep your front office.
,heads up though fellow Also in the front .office
classmates! We have no room are State Championship
for error or falling behind sweatshirts. They are $20
now. and can be purchased in the
Senior year is full of too bookkeeper's office before 2
many activities to not keep p.m. Any student who played
up with our daily school hooky on the day that we
responsibilities. ordered yearbooks, and
Speaking of would like to order one, you
responsibilities, the biggest can go by Miss Jones' room
is money! Another payment between classes and do so.
of $50 was due to Mrs. Alcorn Now for some sports
on Friday. If you didn't turn news. The girls soccer team
that in already, you need finished their season 7-9-1,
to do that ASAP! Also, if after losing to John Paul in
you haven't taken either the districts. Congratulations on
ACT or SAT yet, you need a good season girls! There is
to find out the next date a girls basketball game Jan.


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26 at Rutherford at 6 p.m.
Come out and support the
Lady Sharks.
Tuesday night, the boys
basketball team defeated
Wewa 66-52. The leading
scorers were Rashard Rouse
- 20 points, Ash Larry 13
points, and Ash Parker -
11 points. They also played
against the big rival, Apalach,
on Friday night, and defeated
them 72-61. The leading
scorers of that game were,
Kelly Miller 21 points, Ash
Parker 18 points and 10
rebounds, and Ash Larry
- 9 points. Congratulations
guys! The boys have a game
Tuesday at 7:30 in the dome,
against Bay High. Come out
and show your support!
The JV boys basketball
team .is also doing very well.
They too defeated Apalach
on Friday night, 49-27.
The leading scorer of that
game was Matt Gannon 19
points. Good job boys! .
I have turned yet another
corner of senior year; getting
this very important article
turned in! As senioritis eats
away at many of us, and
all we can think about is
when the next day off is,
let us not forget all of our
responsibilities. But most
importantly, let's not forget
to enjoy senior year and enjoy
our last memories together
as whole; as the class of
2006.


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News Column
Faith Christian School


Check out our website
at www.faithchristianschool.
net for information about the
events and activities at Faith
Christian School. Also look
up www.faithbiblechurchpsj.
org to bring you up to date
about the work of, Faith
Bible Church. Dr. Taylor's
sermons can now be heard
on-line.
'Some. have asked what
is being built in the old
courtyard area. For about
seven years now, Faith Bible
Church and Faith, Christian
School have been collecting
funds for a new multi-purpose
center. Our, goal has been to
build debt-free and so Phaise
I is now underway.
This is a 4,500 square-
foot building that will be
used mostly as a worship
center, (sanctuary) as well


as for assemblies and
school ceremonies. It can
be converted to an activity
center' for indoor sports and
rainy day recreation. When
Phase II is completed, we will
have a full-sized gym and
basketball court. (
The building crew has
been in full force since the
first week: of school, By
the time this article hits the
paper, 'most if not all of the
blocks will be in place. From
sun up'. to sun down;, the
block layers work vigorously
and the job is outstanding.
Please be extra careful.
Parking has been reduced
even more. Traffic is heavy.
Watch for children. Be
patient as we see the "great
things" God is doing here at
FCS!!


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Back Row : Ruthie Sherman Kindergarten, Cassie Julian 2nd
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Pre-K

Offered

Parents with four-year-
old children wvho meet the
following qualifications
are eligible for the
summer Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten Program:
*turned four on or
before Sept. 1;
*has not ALREADY
participated in the
Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten Program
(VPK);
*is a Florida resident,
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call the following: Bay and
Franklin Counties 872-,
7550 (x 2239), Calhoun,
Gulf and Jackson Counties
482-9140, Holmes and
. Washington Counties
- 638-6343, or the Early
Learning Coalition of
Northwest Florida (850)
873-7191.


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Tutoring is available on
Mondays and Wednesdays
from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the
Opportunity Center Building
,#1 (located behind the PSJHS
gym). Parents may also use
the- Opportunity Center to
go online and view your
child's grades.. For more
information call Gloria Gant
at 229-9359.


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Port St Joe Elementary


The following students made
the honor roll for the 2nd
nine weeks at Port St. Joe
Elementary.
First Grade All A's: Julian
Baker, Lauren Davis,
Elizabeth Furstenberg,
Hunter Gilbert, Amber Hunt,
Halie Jasinski, Rebecca
Kerigan, Giana Koce, Kyle
Nicodemus, Christopher
Maestri, Trevor Miller,
Alex Naus, Ethan Sander,
Meredith Spears, Lily
Sundeen, Kristen Thursby,
Carly' Windolf, Lamartese
Wyatt.
First Grade A's & B's: Riya
Bhakta, Kristen Bird, Traykal
Boykins, Dalton Brammer,
Mary Butts, Colton Byrd,
Zack Combs, Hunter Cook,
Gabriel Forehand, William
Hamilton, Cheyanne Hanlon,
Max Harrison, Robert Jones,
Steven Kerigan, Jacob
Lacour, Hayden Lee, Isabel
Maestri,. Lillian Meisner,
Trevor Miller, Austin Nobles,
Spencer Raffield, Jairus
Spires,, Denzel Walker,
Ashley Williamson.
Second Grade All A's: Brooke
Curcie, Maddie Flanagan,
Hallie Hartman, Christopher
Hemanes, Cassie Julian,
Christina LaPlante, Kayleigh
Maxwell, Shaye McGuffin,
Katie Nobles, Clay Raffield,
Caroline Rish, Kathleen Rish,
Ryan Teall, Madison Wilson,
Ryan Zaniewski
-Second .Grade A's & B's:
Jeremy Ard, Madison
Bateman, Kyran Batson,
Sloan Bozeman, Alexis
Brinkmeier, Bubba Brogdon,
Parker Clemons, Sergio
Clemons, Alyssa Davis,
John Dollar, Morgan Gant,
Savannah Gibson, Michael
Griffin, Delilah Harrison,
Sophie Harrison, Chloe Hurst,
Marcell Johnson, Cierra
'Kent, Carissa Morrison, Seth
N wcomb, Catherine Nieto,
Gabby Pittman, Gabby'
Porter, Will Ramsey, Matthew
Simpson, Sarah Shores,
Ashleigh Young
Third Grade All A's: Cameron
Alcorn, Brandi Barnes,
Stephanie Brinkmeier, Dallis
Bird, Morgan Butts, Cole
Cryderman, Megan Hubbard,
Janel Kerigan, Matthew


Honor

Keigans,' Ilianna Maestri,
Karilynn Samuelson, David
Warriner, Nicole Windolf,
Third Grade A's &
B's: Dayja Adams, Haley
Anderson, Emily Balestracci,
Hunter Baumgardner, Kenny
Bradley, Riley Burke, Brant
Daniels, Lindsey Furr, Casey
Garrett, Caleb Greenwood,
Gabriel Hendry, Connor
Hermsdorfer, Hayley Hunt,
Kiristen Keys, Alexis Lyden,
Ilianna Maestri, Haley
McCroan, Victoria Nieto,
Suede Nolan, Hayden Palmer,
Shannon Pridgeon, Billy
Quaranta, John Simpson,
Reed Smith, Davida Tschudi,
Damien Wallace, Quashavya
Weatherspoon, Walt Wilder,
Haley Wood, McKayla
Woodham.
Fourth Grade All A's:
Alyssa Davis, Bryce Godwin,
Brittany King, Ashlin Morgan,
McKayla Ramsey, Sawyer
Raffield, Nicholas Renfro,
Anastasia Thomason, Hunter
Zaniewski
Fourth Grade All A's and B's:
Skyler Bozeman, Amy Butler,
Tamara Chambers, Annalisa
Childress, Jonathan Coupe,
Katie Davis, Nicole Endres,
Shenoya Fennell, Brandon


Roll

Hall, David Jacobs, Drew
Lacour, Kayla Lindsey, Cailyn
LaPlante, Sabrina Martin,
Kaleb Odom, Sydney Owens,
Morgan Palmer, Bryan Powell,
Tristan Reynolds, Ernie
Rogers, Tori Thomas, Dacia
Turner, Dantasia Welch,
Madi Williams, De'Shawntae
Willis
Fifth Grade All A's: Skysja
Adams, Karah Bradley, Dallas
Burke, Jackie Collinsworth,
Olivia Moree, Tucker Smith,
Alex Wood
Fifth Grade All A's &
B's: Sophie Adsit, Ethan
Balestracci, Javarri
Beachum, Kyle Biggins,.
Samuel Buccieri, Alyssa
Catha, Austin Clayton,
Carley 'Clements, Jackson
Combs, Thomas Gainous,
Colby Gentry, Nicholette
Haddock, Zack Howze,
Skye- Hunter, Jena Julian,
Brittany King, T.J. Kuhlman,
Joe Love, Nathaniel Maestri,
Jenifer McLemore, Brittany
Parkerson, Brittnee. Peak,
Jada Quaranta, Britney
Rich, Witt Shoaf, Bryanna
Stuart, Jeremy Thompson,
Caitlyn 'Thursbay, Savannah
Thomas, MacKenzie Wood,
Tyler Worley


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9th Grade All A's:
Kalyn Bidwell.,Jacob Causey,
Victoria Hightower,Samantha
Rich
9th Grade A & B's:
Rebecca Barnes,
KyleCampbell Jennifer
Clayton, Brandon Duckworth,
Ashley Goetz, Shakayle
Hand, Chase Harvey, Daniel
Hayes, Anthony Helson,
Jessica Husband, Derek
Knowles, Leigh Little,
Shawna McDonald, Warren
McDonald, Lena McLemore,
Amanda Morris, William
Naylor, Chyrstan Nickell,
Jennifer Rouquette, Danielle
Stanley.
10th Grade All A's:


Sharee
Baker,
Janie


Addison, Halee
Rebecca Barnes,
Boyett, Tyler Bush,


Honoi


Rene Diaz, Andrew Dorman,
Hali Harden, Misty Knobel,
Kenneth Manor, Audreanna
Riley, Brent Walker, Brandi
Whitfield, Gayla Williamson.
10th Grade A & B's:
Tori Bowles, Janessa
Campbell, Anisa Chaudhry,
KaylaChumney, TyraDupuie,
Katlyn Gortman, Summer
Grice, Michele Hand, Tiffany
Hayes, Tiffanie Keith, Alex
Lewis, Meleah Lister, Natalya
Miller, Nikita Miller, Whitney
Myrick, Shana Pridgeon,
Jennifer Rhodes, Nathan
Rish, Samantha Spivey,
Samantha Wade, Rachel
Zucci.
11th Grade All A's:
Marcie Jackson, Ellen Manor,
Robie Morris, Hannah Price,
Greg Sandridge, Taylor


r Roll


Smith, Caitlin Turner, Brad
Udell.
11th Grade A & B's:
Frankie Bailey, Ryan Cox,
Latonya Fisher, Patrick Gates,
Samentha Green, Rian Hall,
Alex Lewis, Jaykob Loyd,
Leigh Anne Mayo, Matthew
Miller, Adam Murphy, Chris
Murphy, Megan Peak, J.J.
Roberts, Jessica Stoppelbein,
Anthony Wait.
12th Grade All A's:
Samantha Bums
12th Grade A & B's:
Kayla Bailey, William Chason,
Trey Goodwin, Jessica
Jones, Brian Kerrigan,
Shane McDonald, Halli Price,
Heather Simmons, Justin
Suber, Jenny Wigglesworth.

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Bozeman is coming
here Thursday and we are
wrestling at 3 p.m. CST.
We have already wrestled
Bozeman in two duals and
lost both by one match. We
placed higher than them in
the Bay Tournament. I think
that we can beat them this
this time. It is our first and
only home meet. If you could
send someone to write an
article I would appreciate it.
Also just to let you
know about last weekend.
Thursday we wrestled at
South Walton against them
and Gulf Breeze. We lost by
12 against Gulf Breeze 48-36
and lost 66-18. We started
of slow and lost several
matches. Robert Brown won
at a 215 pounds and then the
next match, Jesse Jones won
at 125 potinds. These back
to back victories sparked
the team. We won the next

"The Shape Of

Things" Theatre

,Production At GCCC

The Visual and
Performing Arts Division
of Gulf Coast. Community
College will present the
theatre production "The
Shape of Things" on Feb. 3,
4, 5, 10, 11 and 12, in the
Amelia Center Theatre Lab
on campus. Friday and
Saturday performances will
take place at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
"The Shape of Things"
is a thought-provoking
drama, about a nerdy college
student who falls in love with
an art student working on
her graduation exhibit., As
their relationship grows, it
becomes dark and twisted.
The author, Neil LaBute,
challenges the audience's
perceptions and judgment
by exposing the possibility
for horror in human
relationships..
The drama is
recommended for mature
audiences. Tickets are $10 at
the door. Seating is limited.
GCCC students, faculty, staff
and retirees are admitted free
with identification.
For additional
information, call 872-3886.


6 matches by pin. We won 8
straight.
The next night, we
traveled to Niceville to wrestle
them, Crestview, Gulf Breeze
again. This time when we
wrestled Gulf Breeze we won
a close dual. It went down to
a tie breaker (most 1st points
scored). We had more 1st
period takedowns giving us
the extra point and the win
43-42. Chase Duckworth
received a forfeit at 103 #'s
and we forfeited at 112 and
119 #'s. Jesse Jones pinned
his opponent at 125. Josh
Lollie pinned is opponent
at 130#'s. Chris Murphy
pinned his opponent at 135.
Shane McDonald pinned his
'opponent at 140. We forfeited
at 145. Shawn Rich was
pinned by his 'opponent at
1,52. Rian Hall pinned at 160.
We forfeited at 171. Nathan
Rish pinned at 189. Robert


Brown got pinned at 215. We
forfeited at 275.
We Won 3 matches
against Niceville, Josh Lollie
won 10-9 at 130. Chris
Murphy pinned at 135.
Nathan Rish pinned at 189.
Against Crestview, Joey
Ledbetter pinned at 125 and
Chris Murphy received a
forfeit at 135.
Wewa wrestled tough
and had chances to win
more matches against
Crestview and Niceville but
came up short. Every week
I see improvement in their
wrestling ability and a boost
of confidence. With districts
just 2 weeks away we are
really trying to focus on the
things we need to improve
on. But I also try to reflect
on the things they are doing
well.


Treglown Hosts "Dealing With Bullies"


What is "bullying"
anyway? Bullying is another
name for harassment. Bullying
can be physical one or more
students hurting another.
More often, bullying is verbal
and includes persistent
threatening, teasing, ridicule
or talking about another
person.
Bullies don't pick on you
because of something you did.
The bully is picking on you
because of the way he or she
feels. (Yes, girls are as likely
to be bullies as boys.) Some
people bully others as a way
of feeling 'popular, showing
off or making themselves look
tough. Others think that
intimidation is the best way
to handle problems. Often,
they've been the victims of
bullying themselves. So if
someone is bullying you, don't
think it's your fault.
Parents may tell their
children to strike back at
bullies. Usually, that creates
more problems than it solves.
But if you're being bullied,
you aren't helpless. You can
do some things that may


stop bullying. Here are some
things you might try:
Tell a friend. Ask your
friend to help you-it's tough
to pick on a person who, has
someone there for support.
*Walk away. It's harder
to bully someone who won't
stand still to listen.
*Chill out. Bullies seem
to target kids who respond
to their taunts-girls who cry
easily or boys who have a
tendency to fly off the handle.
-Try not to be alone in
places where bullies pick on
'you. This may mean you
need to sit in a different place
on the bus or take a different
way to school.
It's pretty tough to stop
the bullying, by yourself..or
even with the help of friends.
So if you've tried some of the
things on the list and the
bullying hasn't stopped, it's
time to tell an adult.
There are things the
school can do to stop kids
from bullying-but they,, can't
take action if they don't know
what's happening.


Alumni Softball Game Slated for Feb 4th
On Saturday, Feb 4th, 11:00 a.m. at the Lady Shark
Softball Field, The. Past will take on the Present ,
Anyone Thai- has played for the Port St..Joe HiIh SolftlbaJ
team that would like to play is asked to call Jena Johnson at
,340-1321. '


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This IIs I the'sunset village subdivision, across the street from the gulf of mexico
and will be highly desirable because of it closeness to windmark beach.mls#109612
$329,900 call Charltin Williams at 227-4256
* Gulf front lot, with x-zone building site behind the cccl line. Originally planned 4000
sf, Sbr/5ba house on this site. mls#109611 $975,000 call. Charlton Williams at
227-4256.
* Cape San Bias, Sunset Point subdivision gulf front lot. It has rivte gate, and in near
the state park were there is emerald green waters and white sand beaches. MIs#109654
$1,395,000 call Charlton Williams at 227-4256
* Mexico Beach, St. Charles Street-Interior Lot,mls#106205
* Mexico Beach, 200 Hwy 98-Gulf View Lot,mls#106182
* St. Joe Beach, 304 Beacon Road-mls#1 05638
103 W Sand Dollar Way 1 ST TIER lot in San Bias Plantation with deeded access to
Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Sonlia Raffield
at 340-0900 $579,900.


distance of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house. MLS#108169, $224,900
Brenda Miller 227-5380
SSunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windmark
Beach Development. Amenities include pool, both house, landscaped entrance accented
with brick pavers, New Orleans style street lighting, covenants and restrictions, HOA. Lots
starting at $299,900
* Cape San Bias, Jubilation-Premier subdivision on Cope San Btas with beautiful
lots available to build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call today for more
Information.
* 101 Lagoon Drive 2nd Tier homesite with beach access. $595,000 'Call Kim
Harrison 227-3745 ML5#106214.
SChcksawm Lane, Indian Pass Gulf Frot 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#106206.
PORT ST. JOE"
Port St. Joe, 112 Heritage Lane-Interior Lot, $150,000


4942 CE C.3B-lnterior Lot, mls#107723


* 4942 CR C-30-Interior Lot, mls#107723
Port St. Joe, Garrison Avenue Lot is .26 acres and is partially cleared. SELLER
MOTIVATED. mls#108304 $119,000 Call Moses Medina 527-0441 1 .
L 8325 C R 386, Overstreet Corner of Hwy 386 and Pleasant Rest Cemetary Rd. Great
Location! 5.91 acres. Many Possibilities! $650,000 MLS 107800 Call Ellen Allemore
850-227-5146 ,
* 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
850-227-4252
* Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'xl 70' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252
* Overtreet 41 Acres in the quiet and peaceful area of Overstreet. MLS#109009 Call
Brett Lowry 227-5535
* Overstreet, East Bay 162 acre +/- parcel that would be excellent for a development.
Wetappo Creek'and East Bay Frontage. MLS#109103
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* 6807 Hwy 71 White City Great Invesotme-, O.;c'.1, r,i "'' .s Sr.,., ,
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this is also on the market. MLS# 108718. Ccntac' Perky oa, S.le While 800-485-
2349 or 850-227-4046. $235,000.00.
SThe properly consists of three lots that make almost on acre of land and hova already
been cleared. Seller is motivated and will listen to all offers. Call Moses Medina 527-
0441
* The Landings at Wetappo, Overstreet-Locofed just off the intracoastal waterway. Call
for more details. 050-648-5683 I
EASTPOINT
* 149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent lo pool
and pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054 5175,000 Call
Brenda Miller 227-5380
* Eastpoint, Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Nice single family lots available. HOA,
underground utilities, pool and club house. Call Patrick Jones 814-5878
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Middle School Reading Intitiative Kicks Off


Commissioner John L.
Winn yesterday kicked-off
a year long Middle School
reading initiative at the State
Board of Education meeting
in Orlando.
Dubbed "Shoot for the
Stars: A Record-Breaking
Year for Middle Schools," the
initiative will consist of three
major contests:
Commissioner Winn's
FCAT Reading Scores
Challenge, Chancellor Yecke's
Summer Book Reading
Challenge, and the second
Governor and First Lady's
Reading in the Arts contest.
Reading research
suggests that struggling
middle school readers often
have limited vocabulary
and limited opportunities
to develop their vocabulary,
decreased motivation to read
and few chances to practice
their reading, especially
during the summer months.
This initiative is designed to
spur academic achievement
in middle grades by
motivating students to read,
building vocabulary skills,
demonstrating the link
between reading and other
subject areas and rewarding
students and schools for
increased performance.
"Over the course of the
last seven years, Florida has
made great strides in reading
achievement, particularly at
the elementary school level,"
said Commissioner Winn.
"It is imperative that we
carry that success through
to the middle and high school
levels. There is no doubt that
reading is the key to student
success. I am looking forward
to what a year of motivation
combined with top-notch
reading. instruction can
produce for middle school
reading performance."
The first installment
of the initiative will be the
"Commissioner's FCAT
Reading Scores Challenge."
Eachmiddle schoolthatis able
to beat both the percentage
of students meeting high

Project Grad Meeting
All parents of graduating
Seniors are invited to a short
meeting of Project Graduation
in the Commons area of the
High School. It will begin at
6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30.
All money collected for raffle
tickets should be brought
'to the meeting. The drawing
"will be held at the half time
of the Basketball game. on
Tuesday night. It's not too late
It' to support the committee and
there- are many small tasks
left to accomplish.


standards in reading and the
percentage making learning
gains will receive certificates
from Commissioner Winn
and Governor Bush, Just
Read, Florida! posters, and
flags commemorating their
achievement.
These schools will also
be entered into the qualifying
round. The school making
the most overall improvement
in both categories will win
a grand prize of $10,000,
courtesy ofBealls Department
Stores, Inc., for their school
media center. Winners will
be announced in May.
"Our corporate giving
heritage has always been
directed at youth and
education. Bealls is proud
to support the Governor's
reading initiatives and is
excited to play a part in
the Commissioner's FCAT
Reading Scores Challenge,"
said Bealis Department
Stores, Inc. President Conrad
Szymanski.
The second contest in the
initiative will be "Chancellor
Yecke's Summer Reading
Book Challenge" and is
based on guidelines used
by the U.S. Department of
Education for their summer
reading challenge. The
Florida sixth, seventh or
eighth grader who reads the
most books (a minimum of 15
books are required) and fills
out a short online summary
notecard will receive prizes.
The student's school will also
receive prizes. Winners will
be announced in September.
The recommended reading
list will be developed by
the Just Read, Florida!
Office, in conjunction with
the Florida Department of
State's Division of Libraries,
Florida Association of Media
in Education and Florida
middle school students.
"Research on adolescent
literacy shows us that middle
school students are not often
given enough time to practice
reading and that there is very
little motivation to read," said


NJROTC NEWS
By: Cadet Molly Matty
Attention Last week,
Port St. Joe Highschool's
NJROTC program held their
annual AMI (Area Manager
Inspection), which is a very
important event for our unit.
We would like to thank all the
cadets, the few cadet parents,
the school board members,
Principal, Vice Principal
and Commander Moore for
coming. After the Inspection


Students Urged to Take the Bus Feb. 6-10
The first full week of Students of Gulf District
February is FTE week for the Schools are urged to ride their
state of Florida, meaning the regular buses during the week
slof Feb. 6-10 in order to provide
student- enrollment calcula- an accurate and full count of
tions, on which school funding students enrolled in county
is based, will be taken, public schools.


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K- 12 Public School Chancellor
Cheri Pierson Yecke. "This
year-long reading challenge
offers different ways for
middle school students to
embrace reading through
performance, selecting their
own material and exploring
the connection between
reading and the arts."
The "Governor and First
Lady's Reading in the Arts
Contest" will be patterned
after "Florida's Journey into
Narnia" contest, in which
more than 3000 essays,
2400 illustrations and 50
short videos were submitted
for competition. Middle
school students will be able
to compete again through
essays, illustrations and
short films, with prizes
for individual student,
teacher and school winners.
Winners will be announced
in December.
More detail regarding the
second and third contests
included in this initiative will
be released at a later date.
Please note: Florida
has a very broad public
records law. Most written
communications to or from
state officials regarding state
business are public records
available to the public and
media upon request. Your e-
mail communications may be
subject to public disclosure.
Please take a few minutes
to provide feedback on the
quality of service you received.
The Department of Education
values your feedback as a
customer. Commissioner
John L. Winn is committed.
to continuously assessing
and improving the level and
quality of services provided
to you by Department staff.
Simply use the link below.
Thank you in advance for
completing the survey.
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held by Commander Moore
out of Panama City Diving
and Salvage Command,
the members of staff held
a brief on the happenings
of 'the unit and our goals
and achievements thus
far. Overall our cadets
did an outstanding job,
and Commander Moore
, was very pleased with our
unit's performance in the
inspection,, color guard, and
drill routine.
Just because this event is
over doesn't mean we can be
put at rest, because we have
two competitions looming
ahead. February .11th is our
drill meet at FAMU, and
February 25th is another
drill meet at FSU, at which
all cadets are encouraged
to attend. Morning and
afternoon practices are being
'held in preparation for these
field meets, because practice
makes perfect. As always, we
will keep you posted. Until
next week, At Easel


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Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
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Financial Needs
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SOUTHERLAND FAMILY

FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street' Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111,,


COMFORTER
FUNERAL HOME
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L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


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


THE TIMES
129 Commerce St.
Apalachicola
(850) 653-8868
www.ApalachTimes.com


RISH, GIBSON
& SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211


The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


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


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
SunibySchool 10:00 a.m.

Moniing Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worhip: 7:00 p.m.
\. All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWhio
Minister of Msic/Youth
Deborah Loyless
Director ofChlidren Ministries


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


Mike Westbrook;
Pastor


Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
17662


S081100ho Church of Gu f CountV

St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 2274417
All Mass times EST:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30 & 11:30 am'
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:00 am (CT)


r "Our Church can be your home"'

irst Church of the :-.zarcic
2420 Long .Avenue fort St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


undI.y ii'. ............... .....l 10 a ,II
i.uii.iv Morning Worship ....... 11 3 m
"in.ily EvIeI.i Worship .......... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ... 7 p.m.




[ruvI 4 b" Wead wi
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Suidq WorsipSMerves:-8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
Sndqy Sool: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach Uited Meltodist (hrth
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pdstor Church/Office: 648-8820


FmilY life (hurh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ..' '. ,
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwpa 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford ReidAve.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates *Family ife Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1 /4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
SSunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7,:00 p.m. CT
17843


You're 3mong friends at
Oak Grve Assembly of God
David 2. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. oe. fi
Schedule of Services
Sunday 'Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am 0dWeek Meal 5:00pm
Morning'Worship 10:45am Mid'Week Bible Study 6:15pmt
Xids on the Move 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry onday 6:30pm
Cadles Ministry Tuesday 7:00pm
DynamicPraise& "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
"WE WANT TO MAKE A
I DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


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


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
, Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
I 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
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 Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


First 'Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michaeil Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ................... 9:45 am
Worship Service ........... 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .. .............. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .... ............. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting. ......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM. .... 7:49 am ET
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First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
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Bible Stud'y rndia : t si 01' :1a i n .-i l i Oei
Wednesday Pra er and Bible 5rdj i r '"i'1 p T-
Please note, all times central.


RiZ4& "A Reformed Voice
in the Community"

1')1 O.Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

: Sunday School .......................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship.... .......... 10:30 a;m.
Sunday Morning Service ...... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service............... 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home oj Faith Christian School
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
+4 ST. JAMES'

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


Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &

Friendship are found


Today, Choose Love...The first of the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in the Bible is "love." You
have many choices to make today. Choose love! Choose love over hatred. Choose love over bit-
teriess. Choose love over getting even.
The Bible says God loves us so much that "in while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
His love is ari enduring love. His love is unconditional. Love as God loves, today. Choose to
love God & what He loves. Your day & your life will changed & others will be blessed & encour-
aged.
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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


,Bible Study on Sunrday.:
9:15am and 6:00pm


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


Lanier Performs at Hope Family


Hope Family Worship
Center invites you to a one
night only performance by
the world class gospel per-
former, John Lanier.
John will be at our
church on Saturday night,


Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.
The church is located at
2001 Garrison Ave. on the
comer of Garrison and 20th.
St.
John is a superb, and
anointed Christian performer


Italian Dinner at Our Lady of

Guadalupe Catholic Church
Italian Dinner includes Salad, Pasta w/Meat Sauce,
Dessert & Drink, Feb 10. Seating at 4:30 or 6:00 CT. Our
Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 15th. Street, Mexico
Beach. Adults: Advance Tickets $6 At the Door $7, Children
(6-12) $3 (Take Out Available)
Advance Tickets available at Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach and Mexico Beach Welcome Center. For further infor-
mation call 648-4041.

Annual Gospel Concert

Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will sponsor its
annual Gospel Concert on Sunday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m.
The Bright Side Gospel Singers of Tallahassee, FL will be*
featured along with others such .as the St. Joe Male Chorus,
the Southern Charms, and local church choirs. Everyone
is invited to come and rejoice. The church is located at 259
Avenue D, Port St. Joe.

Bread of Life Food Ministries

Abe Springs Baptist Church

Bread of Life Food Ministries will give away groceries on
Saturday, Jan. 28. We will start at 8 a.m.. and go until 10
a.m. Everyone must bring an ID and get signed up for the
new year. This is the beginning of a new year and everyone
must re-sign. The church is located at 13913 SW CR 275.'
For more information call 674-5880.

2006 Valentine Banquet

New Life Christian Center Church invites you and your
spouse or guest to our Annual Valentine's Day Banquet on
Saturday, Feb 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Building. The cost will be $15. Dress is formal or
semi-formal. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Photos
will be taken.


Donald E.

Champagne

Mr. Donald "Don" E.
Champagne, 77, of Mexico
Beach, Florida passed
from this life on Jan. 11
at his home. He was born
on November 1, 1928 in
Windsor, Ontario Canada.
He served 20 years and
retired from the service of
the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police. He then continued his
service with the Department.
of Law Enforcement Crime
Lab in Tallahassee, Florida
for. 24 years. During his
highly recognized and distin-
guished career, he also was
one of ten of the founding
members of the Association
of Firearms and Tool Mark
Examiners. In 1969, he
served as the 10th President
of this prestigious organi-
zation. He served on the
Reexamination Investigative
Committee for the President
John F. Kennedy assassina-
tion and the Martin Luther
King assassination. He was
widely known and respected
'in his field of expertise. In
1992, he retired to the coast
and served one term on the
Planning and Zoning Board
for the City of Mexico Beach.
He is survived by his former
wife, Cleo Champagne, of
Mexico Beach; three children,
Mark and his wife, Ginette of
Ottawa,. Ontario; Dawn Marie
Ross of Ottawa; Michael and
his wife, Barbara of Boca
Raton, Florida; two step-
sons, Thomas Burkes and
his wife, Sherry and Steve
Burkes and his wife, Kim
all of Tallahassee, Florida;
one sister, Marlene Zograph
of Windsor, Ontario; niece,
Debbie Stecher and her
husband, Jeff of Tecumseh,
Ontario; eight grandchildren
and two great grandchil-
dren. His parents, Elmer
and Josephine of Windsor,
Ontario, preceded him
in death.- Expressions of


sympathy may be extend-
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the American Diabetes
Association. His ashes will
return to Ottawa and rest in
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Police Memorial Cemetery.


Zola Mae Lois

Harper

Zola Mae Lois Harper,
fondly known as "Mema" by
friends and family. August
31, 1912-Jan. 14. 2006'
Loving mother of Rose
Ann Howell, George Harper,-
Jr.. Oliver Harper and James
Harper. Predeceased by a
son, Mac Harper.
Friends and family may
call at 2377 Quicksburg
Rd., Quicksburg, Virginia.
Visitation was held at the
Theis Funeral Home, New
Market on Wed., Jan. 18 from
7-8:30 p.m. Funeral services
were held on Thursday, Jan.
19, 2:00 p.m. Smith'Creek
Regular Baptist Church, New
Market.
She was laid to rest at
Grace United Church of
Christ Cemetery west of Mt.
Jackson where doves were
released. in honor of her
life and 34 descendants. A
reception will follow at Grace
United Church of Christ.
Lois, "Mema," was' born
in Mayo, Florida and served
as prayer chairman of the
Southern Baptist Church,
taught GA's Sunibeams and
missionary women's society.
After she was 55 years old
she went back to school and
received her nursing degree
in Tallahassee, Florida..
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Lois Marie Wise
Lois Marie Wise of Port
St. Joe, FL went to be with
the Lord on January 23,.


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Obeying God

You can be a missionary,
be it far or near.
You don't have to cross
an ocean; many are lost right
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The Bible says to go and
tell.
Tell how Hesuffered, so
much on the cross.
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We might never see the
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The thing that God
would have us do, is listen
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Lois was born on August
29, 1913, in DuPont, GA to
the- late Jessie and, Mada
Hancock of Waycross, GA,
where she grew up. She
lived in Port St. Joe for the
past 27 years. Lois has two
daughters. She lived with
her daughter, the, late Carol
Marie. Wise until her death
on October 22, 2002. She
then lived with her daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Margaret
and Gene Harper where she
remained until her death.
Lois was.92 years old.
Lois was. a member of the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church, where she played
her saxophone on each of her
birthdays, with the exception
of the year 2005.
It was a wonderful
experience to listen to such
songs as "Amazing Grace".
performed by such a great
musician, but aa marvel to
think that even in her 90's,
her touch on the. sax was
as good as it had been in
her younger years. Lois loved
her church and church fam-
ily, and more than anything,
wanted to be remembered as
"A Christian".
She was affectionately
known as "LaLa" to most
everyone that knew her,
a name that was given to
her by her granddaughter,
Desda, when she was a little
girl.
Her memory will be cher-
ished by her daughter and
son-in-law, Margaret :and
Gene Harper of Port St. Joe,
her granddaughter and her
husband, Desda and Walter
Fields of Kinard, Florida, her
two great-granddaughters
and their husbands, .KiKi
and Chris Roberson of St.
Petersburg, FL, and Heather
and Abram Peacock of Port
St. Joe. Heather and Abram
blessed her with two great-
great-grandsons, Justice
and Christian, and KiKi and
Chris Shared their little one,
Carter. Lois had three living
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By CATHY THOMAS
Freedom News Service
A smile filled Grace
Young's face, but her eyes
looked serious as she
explained the traditions of
a Chinese New.Year celebra-
tion to a crowd of cooking
students at Sur La Table in
Newport Beach, Calif.
The cookbook author -
whose books include "Breath
of a Wok" (Simon & Schuster,
$3.5) and 'The Wisdom of the
Chinese Kitchen" (Simon &
Schuster, $35) grew up as
a first-generation Chinese-
American in San Francisco.
She wanted to share her
memories of joyous lunar
New Year's Eve feasts and
explain the reverence that
Chinese people have for
the holiday (Jan. 28 'is New
Year's Eve this year).
'They take the celebra-
tion extremely seriously -
the actions taken can change"
the course of your year," she
said. "You need to do the
right things, have a positive
attitude and happy thoughts.
And the foods you eat are
part of that ritual. Chinese
believe that what you eat can
change the outcome of the
coming year, so the menu is
very carefully planned. You
need to 'eat food with sym-
bolic meaning."


She explained tha
foods with such m
have names in Can
that sound .like the
tive futures that are
desirable. She started
shrimp, ha in Cantoi
word that sounds like
ter and symbolizes joy
Soon her wok w
zling as she stir-fried
coated with salt, sugar
powder, minced garlic
ly sliced chilies and
onions. Generally
with shells intact, a
nique that infuses the
more flavor, the shrir
been shelled and de
for easier eating in a
room setting. To co
sate for the exposed
surfaces, she decrease
amounts of salt, sug
chili powder.
As students g
them down, she as
they could taste the
ished wok hay, a Car
expression that de
the prized seared tas
comes from wok co
. Many heads bobbed :
down, giving her the ]
response she sought.
"What I want is aS
pure taste, not' over-
like some restaurant d
she said, moving on
next lesson in food s


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w hat ism, something sour.
'The reason everyone
ve wants to eat something sour
is that sour, syun, sounds
like the word for grandchild,"
t many she said, peeling a large
leaning knob of fresh ginger with the
tonese bowl of a teaspoon to use in
posi- her Sweet-and Sour-Chicken
t host dish. "So eating something
d with sour signifies the wish to
nese, a have your family grow."
laugh- Turning up the flame
under her wok, she explained
as siz- the importance of preheating
shrimp before adding oil, a technique
3r, chili she said best ensures ingre-
c, thin- dients won't stick. Then, stir-
green frying 'fresh lemon wedges
cooked. and ginger, she explained
tech- that although the New Year's
m with celebration lasts two weeks,
rip had the most important family
deveined gathering is on New Year's
class- Eve.
)mpen- "It's the most impor-
shrimp tant meal of the year, like a
,ed the combination of Easter and
ar and Thanksgiving. ... a celebra-
tion of renewal combined
hobbledd with family unity," she said.
,ked if 'Traditionally, there are eight
cher- or nine dishes, and they
itonese aren't staggered. All the dish-
scribes es most likely, would come
te that out at one time, or some-
ooking. times they can be broken
up and up with four or five to start,
positive like a roast pig (bought from
a Chinese barbecue shop).
clean,- soup, rice, a braised dish like
-sauced Sweet-and-Sour Chicken,
dishes," and maybe the shriinp stir-
to the fry. That could be followed by
symbol- noodles for longevity, oysters
to bring good business, and
a whole fish, which is very
important for. abundance
N4T and marital happiness."
A Young's Sweet-and-Sour
j Chicken bore little resem-
blance to the overly sweet
versions typical of takeout
fare. Braising left the chick-
Salads,' en breasts incredibly moist,
and their sauce was a perfect
.rth of balance of sweet honey and
pZeials. mouth-puckering lemons
9444 caramelized from their stir-
fried searing.' She said she
preferred to use meat on the
bone because of its increased
juiciness, but, again for class
purposes, she'd chosen skin-
on boned chicken breasts for
., ease of service.
Next came a symbol that
seemed to perk up everyone's
interest: prosperity.
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like "plentiful wealth." Her
stir-fried lettuce took about
four minutes to prepare.
Delectably simple, it teamed
crosswise slices of "bone-dry"
hearts of romaine lettuce with
garlic, soy sauce, sugar, salt
and roasted sesame oil. As
small plates of warm, wealthy
lettuce were passed, she
explained the importance of
balancing yin (cooling ele-
ments) and yang (warming
elements) to create harmony
in the meal.
"Dishes are categorized
by cooking techniques, so
there should be a balance
(between those techniques),"
she said. Those that are
boiled, poached or steamed
are yin; those that are stir-
fried, pan-fried, deep-fried or
smoked are yang.
A little yang balance came
with the next dish, deep-fried
spring rolls that symbolize
both renewal (in the "spring"
of the title) and good fortune
(because their configuration
is similar to silver ingots,
ancient Chinese coins).
As she stir-fried the veg-
etarian filling, she empha-
sized the necessity of hav-
ing the mixture be dry, not
soggy, both to prevent spat-
tering when deep-frying and
to ensure crispness. When
bean sprouts were added, a
question came from a curi-
ous student about removing
the knobby tops of the fresh
sprouts.
"Those are called silver
sprouts," Young respond-
ed. "Refined Chinese peo-
ple spend hours and hours
removing the knobs. I leave
them on." .
Although she prefers the
Spring House brand of egg-
less spring roll wrappers, sold
in the frozen 'food sections of
many Asian supermarkets,
for the class she made do
with a less delicate, thicker
brand of egg roll wrappers.
She effortlessly rolled cyl-
inders of cooled filling into
tidy rolls. While an assistant
fried them to a golden brown,
she prepared a tangy ginger
sauce that would accompany
.both the warm spring rolls
and jiao-zi boiled, pork-
filled dumplings.
Her voice softened. into
a hymn-like reverie as she
spoke about joining novelist
Amy Tan ("Joy Luck Club"
was one of Tan's best sellers),
Tan's three older sisters and
their husbands for a jiao-
zi-making party. Even with
joking, taunting and cajoling
among family members, they
produced hundreds of dump-
lings in assembly-line fash-
ion despite the fact that
they seldom cook together
(some live in America, others
in China).
At class, Young made it
look seamless. She rolled the
dough, a simple mixture of
'flour and water, into 1-inch
balls, then patted them into
2-inch discs. She used a roll-
ing pin to make them into 3
1/2-inch rounds, thicker in
the center than at the edges.
Easy.
A tablespoon of pork fill-
ing dotted the center, then
the circular dough was fold-
ed in half.
Pinch, press. Pinch,
press. Pinch, press. Her
nimble fingers formed per-
fect fan-like pleats on the
top of each dumpling, which
was now crescent-shaped
and ready to be cooked in a
generous amount of boiling
water.
They tasted heavenly


MARK AVERY I Freedom News service
HAPPY, LUCKY COOKING: Sizzling Pepper and Salt Shrimp,
top left, and Sweet-and-Sour Chicken, top, are among dishes
prepared for a Chinese New Year's Eve feast. Author-instructor
Grace Young, above, explains the seasoning of a wok.


towel. With more paper tow-
els, pat shrimp dry. In. small
bowl, combine salt, sugar
and chili powder.
Heat 14-inch flat-bot-
tomed wok over high heat
until bead of water vaporizes
within 1 to 2 seconds of con-
tact. Swirl in 1. tablespoon
oil; add garlic, sliced chil-
ies and stir-fry 30 seconds.
Add shrimp, 1 tablespoon
oil and stir-fry 1 minute or
until shrimp just begin to
turn pink. Swirl in remain-
ing tablespoon oil and add
salt mixture. Stir-fry 1 to 2
minutes until shrimp is just


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and let cool.
When mixture is cool,
place spring roll wrappers
on work surface and loosely
cover with damp cloth. In.
small bowl, combine flour
and 1 tablespoon cold water.
Place 1 wrapper on cutting
board with corner facing you.
Spread about 2 tablespoons
filling near bottom corner
into 3/4-by-2 3/4-inch rect-
angle. Fold corner nearest
you over filling. Roll wrapper
over once, then fold in side
corners. Continue rolling
wrapper up tightly; before
you reach end, lightly paint
far comer with flour-water
mixture. Continue rolling to
seal roll into a tight cylinder.
Set aside seam-side down.
Repeat with remaining filling
and wrappers.
Rinse wok. and dry thor-
oughly. Heat remaining 3
cups oil in wok over high
heat until oil registers 325
degrees on deep-fry ther-
mometer. Carefully add 4 to
5 spring rolls at a time and
fry until golden brown, turn-
ing rolls with tongs, about 2
minutes. Remove with slot-
ted spoon and place on plate
lined with several sheets of
paper towels. Repeat with
remaining spring rolls. Let
hot oil 'cool before discard-
ing. Serve with Tangy Ginger
Sauce (see recipe).
Nutritional information
(per serving, figuring one
roll): Calories 190 (30 per-
cent from fat); fat 6 g (sat 1.5
g); protein 5 g; carbohydrates
29.3g; fiber 1.6g; cholesterol
5 mg; sodium 540 mg.
Source: "The Breath of a
Wok" by Grace Young
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slathered with ginger sauce.
So delicious that it's easy
to believe her account that
revelers, even after consum-
ing a very large dinner, can
eat several (even dozens) in
the wee hours of the morn-
ing as they welcome in the
New Year.
'They also resemble
silver ingots, so they sym-
bolize wealth," she said.
"Sometimes we put a coin in
one, and believe that who-.
ever gets it will be very, very
lucky."
Lucky, indeed. Any of
Young's dishes could make
you feel rich with or with-
out a secret treasure in the
filling.

Sizzling Pepper and Salt
Shrimp
Yield: 4 servings as part
of a multi-course meal
1 pound large shrimp (about
20-22 shrimp); see cook's
notes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chili pow-
der
3 tablespoons vegetable oil,
divided use
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon thinly sliced
mild fresh chilies, such as
Anaheim; see cook's notes
2 green onions, chopped
Cook's notes:
Traditionally, shrimp are stir-
fried with shells on, which
infuses them with more fla-
vor. If shells are removed,
reduce salt to 1/2 teaspoon,
sugar to 1/4 teaspoon and
chili powder to 1/8 tea-
spoon.
Use caution when han-
dling fresh chilies, taking
care not to touch face or
eyes and washing carefully
afterward.
Procedure:
Remove shrimp legs, leav-
ing shells and tails on. Rinse
shrimp under cold water and
set on several sheets of paper


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cooked. Stir in green onions.
Nutritional information
(per serving): Calories 206
(44 percent from fat); fat 10.1
g (sat 1.8 g); protein 18.2
g; carbohydrates 9.7g; fiber
0.3 g; cholesterol 150 mg;
sodium 180 mg.
Source: "The Breath of a Wok"
by Grace Young (Simon &
Schuster, $35)

Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Yield: 24 spring rolls;
serves 8 as an appetizer or
part of a multi-course dim
sum lunch.
8 dried shiitake mushrooms
1 tablespoon plus 3 cups veg-
etable oil, divided use
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 cups shredded Napa cab-
bage
2 cups bean sprouts
1 cup julienned (cut into
matchsticks) carrots
1/2 cup canned shredded
bamboo shoots, rinsed
1/2 cup thinly sliced green
onions
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground white
pepper
24 spring roll wrappers,
trimmed to 5-inch squares
1 tablespoon flour
Procedure:
In medium bowl, soak
mushrooms in 1/2 cup cold
water 30 minutes or until
softened. Drain and squeeze
dry. Cut off and discard
stems and thinly slice caps
to make .about 1/2 cup.
Heat 1 14-inch flat-bot-
tomed wok over high heat
until bead of water vaporizes
within 1 to 2 seconds of con-
tact. Swirl in 1 tablespoon
oil and add garlic; stir-fry
5 seconds or until garlic is
fragrant. Add cabbage, bean
sprouts, carrots, bamboo
shoots, green onions and
mushrooms; stir-fry 2 to 3
minutes or until cabbage is
limp. Stir in salt, sugar and
pepper. Remove from heat









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Feast -

Tangy Ginger Sauce
Yield: About 3/4 cup
3 tablespoons finely minced
ginger
1/3 cup Chinkiang vinegar or
balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons sugar
Procedure:
In small bowl, combine
ginger, vinegar, soy sauce
and sugar. Keep covered in
refrigerator up to 5 days.
Use with boiled dumplings or
spring rolls.
Nutritional information
(per teaspoon): Calories 12
(less than 1 percent from


CHINESE NEW YEAR'S
CUSTOMS

Away from the dinner table,
there are several do's and
don't for Chinese New
Year:
Grace Young said kitchens
are thoroughly cleaned
before New Year's Eve,
because cleaning them
during the New Year's cel-
ebration could wash away
good fortune. It's important
that kitchens are spotless
before the holiday, because
on New Year's the Kitchen
God ascends into heaven
and reports on the condition
of your kitchen.
Offerings of tangerines or
oranges are often left in the.
kitchen to honor the Kitchen
God.
"My parents seemed totally.
paranoid about it very
superstitious," she said. "We
were never supposed to ,
make a doctor's appointment
during this time or go to a
pharmacy. It was bad luck
to even think about medi-
cal problems. Oh dear, I'd
absent-mindedly go into a
pharmacy to buy something
like Q-Tips, forgetting."
Bookstores are also thought
of as bad luck. Seems that
*. the word for book is a hom-
onym for "losing." Not only
are bookstores closed on
New Year's. but the books
are often covered with
cloths.
"I remember that my grand-
mother took it very serious-
ly," she said. "In her late
80s, she made my father
drive her to the market. She
took frail, teeny steps and
bought eight oranges and
a head of lettuce. Oranges
are lucky, and the number
eight is lucky. My parents
had a case of oranges at
home, but she wanted to
produce good fortune for
her family on her own."
During the New Year's cel-
ebration, children receive
,gifts of lucky money
wrapped in bright red enve-
lopes from family. Young
says even now, her aunt
ahd uncle give her lucky
money. They still think of
her as a kid needing luck.


T 'Page 8

fat); fat 0.1 g (sat 0 g); pro-
tein 1.9 g; carbohydrates 1
g; no fiber; no cholesterol;
sodium 582 mg
Source: "The Breath of a Wok"
by Grace Young

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
Yield: 4 to 6 servings as
part of a multi-course meal
1 tablespoon Shao Hsing rice
cooking wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 lemon
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 slices peeled ginger
4 boneless chicken breast
halves with .skin, about 1
pound
1/2 teaspoon salt
Procedure:
In medium bowl, com-
bine rice wine, soy sauce
and honey. Shave 1/8 inch
off both ends of lemon. Halve
lemon crosswise; cut each
half into 4 wedges. Remove
any visible seeds.
Heat 14-inch flat-bot-
tomed wok over high heat
until bead of water vapor-
izes within 1 to 2 .seconds
of contact. Swirl in oil; add
lemon wedges and ginger,
and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes
,until lemon and ginger are
lightly browned. Be careful,
as wet lemon wedges will


cause oil to spatter. Transfer
lemon and ginger to plate.
S CareFully add chicken in
single layer, skin side down.
Cook undisturbed for 2 to
3 minutes, adjusting heat
between medium and medi-
ium-high, as chicken browns.
Using spatula. turn chick-
en over and pan-fry 2 to 3
minutes, or until chicken is
browned on other side but
not cooked through. Sprinkle
on salt, rice-wine mixture,
browned lemon and ginger
slices. Cover and simmer on
medium heat 3 to 4 minutes.
Turn chicken, reduce heat
to low and simmer 3 to 4
minutes. or until chicken is.
cooked through. ,
Nutritional information
(per serving): Calories 317 (2
percent from fat); fat 6 g (sat
1.6 g); protein 52.2 g; carbo-
hydrates 14.1g; fiber 1.7 g;
cholesterol 40 mg;, sodium
765 mg.
Source: Grace Young

Jiao-zi Northern-Style


Dumplings
Yield: 30 dumplings,
about 4 servings as part of a
multi-course meal.
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus
additional for kneading
3/4 cup cold water
8 ounces Napa cabbage
3 teaspoons salt, divided use
1 teaspoon sugar
8 ounces ground pork
1 tablespoon minced
ginger
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon Shao Hsing
rice wine or dry sherry
Optional: 1 teaspoon oys-
ter sauce
Procedure:
Place 2 cups flour in
medium bowl and make well
in center. Add water in well
and stir until mixture begins
to pull away from side of
bowl. Turn onto work sur-
face that has been lightly
dusted with flour and knead
briefly about 5 minutes
with floured hands, adding
more flour if necessary until
smooth. Cover with slightly
damp cloth and let rest 30
minutes.
Trim 1/4 inch from stem
end of cabbage leaves. Stack
a few leaves at a time and cut
crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide
shreds, then finely chop.
In medium bowl, combine
chopped cabbage, 1 teaspoon
salt and sugar. In another
medium bowl, combine pork,
ginger, soy sauce and rice


wine, and oyster" sauce, if
using. Add cabbage mixture
and stir until well-combined.
Loosely cover and refriger-
ate.
After dough has rested,
knead on lightly floured sur-
face until elastic and smooth.
about 2 minutes. Roll dough
into even rope about 15 idch-
es long. Cut rope into 1/2-
inch pieces to.form about 30 ,
pieces. Roll each piece into
1-inch ball. Pat balls into
plump, 2-inch discs, dust-
ing them lightly with flour.
Cover all unused dough with
slightly 'damp cloth. Using
floured rolling pin, roll back
and forth over edges .of each
disc, making center slightly
thicker and edges thinner.
Rounds will be about 3 1/2
inches'in diameter.
Place about 1 level table-
spoon pork- filling in center
of each round of dough. Fold
round in half to form half-
moon. Pinch one end of half-
moon together. Starting at
this end, using thumb and


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BOOK LEARNING: Grace Young's book 'The Breath of a Wok'
rests on the table where she instructs students at Sur la Table in
Newport Beach, Calif.


index finger to make pleat
in top piece of dough, press
it firmly into bottom piece of
dough. Continue making 3
or 4 more pleats until dump-
ling is completely closed.
Stand each so rounded edge
is upright and place on tray
lightly dusted with flour.
In 14-inch flat-bottomed
wok or large, pot, bring 3
quarts water to boil, cov-
ered, over high heat. Once
water boils, add 2 teaspoons
salt and half of dumplings.
Return to boil, gently stirring
with wooden spoon. Add 1
cup cold water and return
to boil. Boil about 5 min-
utes or until pork is cooked
through. Remove dumplings
with slotted spoon, dividing
among 4 soup bowls. Serve


cent from fat); fat 3.9 g (sat
1.2 g); protein 8.4 g; carbo-
hydrates 21 g; fiber 0.8 g;
cholesterol 54 mg; sodium
327 mg.
Source: "The Breath of a Wok"
by Grace Young

Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce
Yield: 4 servings as part
of a multi-course meal.
1 tablespoon Shao Hsing
wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon sugar


with Tangy Ginger Sauce (see
recipe) After dumplings are
consumed, ladle hot cooking
liquid into soup bowls and
eat like soup.
Nutritional informa-
tion (per dumpling without
sauce: Calories 153 (2 per-


1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 medium cloves garlic,
smashed
1 pound dry romaine lettuce,
cut crosswise into 1-inch-wide
pieces
1 teaspoon roasted sesame
oil
Procedure:
In small bowl, combine
rice wine, soy sauce, sugar
and salt.
Heat 14-inch flat-bot-
tomed wok over high heat
until bead of water vapor-
izes within 1 to 2 seconds of
contact. Swirl in vegetable.
oil and add garlic; stir-fry
5 seconds. Add lettuee' and
stir-fry 1 to,.2.--tfiinutes or
until ettu-ceis just limp. Stir
rice-wine mixture and swirl it
into wok; stir-fry 30 seconds
to 1 minute, or until lettuce
is just tender and still bright
green. Remove from heat and
drizzle on sesame oil.
Nutritional information
(per serving): Calories 210
(25 percent from fat); fat 5.8
g (sat 0.8 g); protein 5 g;
carbohydrates 36 g; fiber 2.1
g; cholesterol 18 mg; sodium
526 mg.
Source: '"The Breath of a Wok"
by Grace Young


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FSU To Celebrate Its Anniversary'



with First-ever 'Heritage Roadshow'


Marking the 155th
anniversary of its found-
ing, Florida State University
will celebrate Heritage Day
on Jan. 27-28 with several
events showcasing the uni-
versity's architecture, pre-
cious memorabilia and fac-
ulty.
The celebration will spot-
light the unveiling and formal
dedication of the Suwannee
Room, FSU's newly restored
dining hall, set for 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.
28. Meticulously restored
to its former architectural
glory, the Suwannee Room
recently opened for business
in the 92-year-old Gothic
Revival structure known
since 1980 as the William
Johnston Building, located
on the east side of Landis
Green between Ivy Way and
Dogwood Way.
In connection with the
Suwannee Room dedication,
FSU will present its first-
ever "Heritage Roadshow.".
Highlighting the impor-
tance of preserving docu-
ments and historic items
in the wake of disasters
like Hurricane Katrina, the
"Heritage Roadshow" will
promote lively conversation
by bringing together displays
of extraordinary university
artifacts and experts on their
historic value. Displays can
be viewed in the Suwannee
Room.
At 11:45 a.m., the
Suwannee Room unveiling
will feature a special tribute
to the "Dining Hall'Girls" -
scholarship students who
worked in the facility to
finance their education at
the former Florida State
College for Women (FSCW).
The highly selective program,
which employed some of
the college's most promising


young women, began in 1907
and continued until the late
1940s. At least a dozen of the
women graduates of the
1930s and '40s -- will attend
the tribute.
Saturday's Suwannee
Room festivities will include
the announcement of a
major gift for FSU's Heritage
Protocol. The Roadshow con-
cept developed from the
work of the Heritage Protocol
Committee, which aims to
identify, locate and catalog
the historic treasure trove of
artifacts, landmarks, mem-
orabilia, papers and pho-
tographs that faculty and
students created while on
campus.
In fact, according to
1947 alumna and Heritage
Protocol co-founder Mary
Lou Norwood the group
intends to discover and doc-
ument the historic items,
whether currently owned
by the university or still in
alumni and other hands, for
a virtual museum.
The weekend's Heritage
Day celebration will begin
Friday, Jan. 27 with the 4
p.m. unveiling of a new obe-
lisk, located on Landis Green
next to Strozier Library. The
marker, created through
FSU's unique Master
Craftsman Program, recog-
nizes the university's Robert
0. Lawton Distinguished
Professors, recipients of the
highest honor the faculty
can bestow on a colleague.
Known as the Distinguished
Professor award until 1981,
the prestigious designation
was renamed in honor of
the late Provost Robert 0.
Lawton, who died in a. 1980
automobile accident while en
route to see his first grand-
son in Huntsville, Ala.
Authorized by the uni-


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versity in 1913 and opened
for business the following
year, the William Johnston
Building's soaring interior
was reminiscent of the dining
room at Oxford University's
Christ College.
For more than five
decades thereafter the struc-
ture was commonly known
as the Dining Hall. When
first built, it housed all cam-
pus food functions -- includ-
ing a bakery, creamery and
cannery -- and also hosted
gubernatorial, legislative and
public functions.
At one time, a series of
arcades connected all FSCW
dormitories and the infir-
mary to the dining facilities,
allowing students to reach
it during inclement weather.
Called the Suwannee Arcade,
the eastern portion of the
building encompassed the
informal dining facility; the
western portion contained
two grand formal dining
rooms with the President's
private dining area above
and between.
During the World War II
years, the William Johnston
Building was known as a
meeting place of hope in an
otherwise dark time. Students
donated their ration stamps
for troops overseas. After the
war, in 1947, the formal din-
ing hall was divided into four
cafeterias, and ,former GIs
joined co-eds for meals at the
institution that had transi-
tioned from FSCW to FSU.
FSCW's most successful.
financial aid program was
born when. President A.A.
Murphree suggested that
students could wait tables
in lieu of paying for room
and board. By 1907, an elite
corps of Dining Room Girls
was doing just that, working
three meals a day during the
week and two on Sunday.
They were among the best-
known and most active stu-
dents and even created their
own "sorority," Delta Rho
Gamma.
In the late '60s, :two
decades after the last of the
Dining Room Girls worked
their final shift, the William
Johnston Building had
:,become dilapidated and out-
moded. As other, more mod-
ern facilities came onlinei, i


the dining room closed, ,dJ
the building housed. other-
university functions.
Now, restored to its origi-.
nal grandeur on the historic
east side of campus, the,
Suwannee Room provides a
dramatic backdrop to mod-
ern food service for stu-
dents, faculty and staff.
FSU Heritage Roadshow
experts and their artifacts
will be taped, and a- pr6-
gram will be de. el,'ped for'
viewing on FSU's Tele. isiln
Headlines program, which
is aired in Tallahassee .on
WFSU-TV and FSU-4 :and,
statewide on Sun Sports. The
program also will be, made
available for meetings' ,of,
Seminole, Clubs and,. otherr
groups..
For more stories about-
FSU, visit our news site at
www.fsu.com.'


Equine

Coggins Clinic.

The Gulf :County1
Cooperative Extension,
Service will sponsor,
an Equine Coggins
Clinic, Saturday,, J, .
28. Equine ;.:owners
in Wewahitchka.'. and
general vicinity. 'Dr.
Che Trejo vill be visiting
veterinarian. If ou
desire, this testing for
you horsess. please
contact the 'Gulf Count\-
Cooperative' Extehsioti-,
Service @ '63 -3200
before Jan. 27, and give
residence location and
phone number.':
Sorry we cannot
give an accurate time of
arrival, but will' call .eri
route to your residence .
if we have a phpne
number.
A Coggins: clinic for
Port St. Joe area will
possibly be, 'do e in
February.


Florida NRCS Announces Extension

of the Signup cutoff Date for Farm

Bill Program (EQIP)


The USDA-Natural,
Resources Conservation
Service NRCSj announces
February 15 as the new cutoff.
date, for-, the Environmental
Quality Incentives Program.
All applications will be
accepted until close of
business (4:30 PM CST) on
February 15.
EQIP offers financial and
technical assistance to install
*structural, and management
practices on eligible non-
federal lands .to address
n'.atural resource concerns..
Examples of practices that
are. cost-shared under local
county priorities are no-
till, strip-till, & mulch till
farming / cover crop on,
cropland; erosion control
practices on Ag lands; well,
pipeline, .trough, .cross-,
fencing 8& grass planting on
pasture land / hay land;.,
'lotngleaf pine tree planting
on cropland or pasture land
(40 acre maxl. Conservation
treatment activities for EQIP
are carried out in accordance


Beaches Lions
ClubPancake School Board

M e e t ing
Breakfast Rescheduled

February 7th

r The Beaches.-Lions' Club The Gulf
Annual Pancake Breakfast
-will be on Tuesday, February C o U n t y
*7th from 7.- 10:00 a.m. CST at
the Fish'House Restaurant in School Board
,Mexico Beach. The breakfast
will include all'.you can eat will change
* pancakes; sausage/bacon,
coffee and juice%. Tickets are its regular
$5.00 for adults arid $3.00'for tim
'children' 12 ad' nder. They meeting time
wilf'be available at the door
-or can be p .rchased from Feb. 7 to
'any Lions' C1 bp ,member or
at the Star newspaper in Port Feb. 9 at 10
St. Joe. This is the only fund
raiser th-e Lioins' Club dces, a. m. (ET).
''therefore, commu nit support
is greatly appreciated.


The New Media' Gets Organized Can

it Challenge the Traditional Media?


In a :ro i1ng trend of
i'nc'reasine,''r'rearization and
c'onriolidatiori within the new-
... media, a new company has
Been formed which brings
Together grass roots writers.
journalists and media outlets
into a single organization.
The "new\ media", a term
t. -pical, used to refer to.the
unorganized collection of
blogs. pn-line.m'Igazines and
..taldk radio sHdosh, .has had
so ire impact'.' in oh public
..awareness of issues.that have
.affected public perceptions
and'even influenced politics
Such as the Lewinsky
,..-scandal" and. ,"Rathergate".
-,,However, What is 'different
.,about the New Media Alliance
iiis that it represents a more
..formal coming together of
,these new-media players ....
According to a company
spokesperson, the New Media
Alliance I|www thenma.org
NMA) has developed a
,:1 growing network of "some
'.,-:;of the most talented- grass-,
roots" wrTiters, media outlets
and organizations who have
..; ,all agreed to partner together
in the origination and
national distribution of daily
news, commentary, research
and analysis covering current
political and cultural issues.r
; Gary Schneider, Founder
and President of the "New
Media Al lance. Inc., says that:
.Americans are increasingly
seeking out alternatiies..to
the traditional sources of
news and perspective on
today's issues for a number


media partners, we plan on
supplying information and
context on today's important
issues that would probably
not otherwise have a chance
to be heard."
The NMA is owned
,and operated by Heritage
'New Media Partners, Inc.
which also publishes
the conservative on-line
magazine "TheRealityCheck.
org" (www.therealitycheck. ,
orgy and directs the up-
start. campus watchdog
and student, empowerment
;group dubbed "The Reality
Check On Campus" (www.
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ABOUT THE NEW MEDIA
ALLIANCE, INC.
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Alliance (www.thenma.
orgl is a non-profit (501c3)
national coalition of writers,
journalists -and grass-roots
media outlets..
ABOUT HERITAGE NEW
MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.
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Partners, Inc. (www..
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media company dedicated
to improving the ability, of
people and organizations
to successfully get. their
message out primarily via the
non-traditional media.
Through odr companies.
services" and..publications,
we successfully integrate our
network of resources within
the new-media, such asblogs,
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to a conservation plan that is '.of reasons, and we.are well with established issue
developed With the landowner positioned to satisfy., that based client organizations,
or manager. Contracts range groivmg demand." Schneider think tanks and as well as
from 2 to 10 years. "Cost- further states that ".':.through traditional, media outlets
share incentive pay;.ments our vast and growing network 'to create "new-media"
range up to 50 percent some of /contracted writers : and campaigns.
priorities range up to 75 .
percent). 'Limited Resbuier'.:*toS p l TTs A U
Farmers are eligible for upitoi Om ato pp s Are 0
90 percentcost-hare lies re Up, So
State- wide priorities for PiCCS Should Go Down
EQIP include erosion control, -
water quality, water quantity,;" It took time and a 'around $4 per pound in recent
:animal :/: plant health ~aid monumental. .effort, but weeks, and some restaurants
confined livestock operations Flotida's 'winter tomato removed tomatoes frommeals
(exar-ple: dair}). Individual. harAest.--wli hva's delayed altogether or provided them
county priorities ray 'by Hurricane Wilma --is now' only upon special request.
vary, slightly due to locally in lull swing. Bronson is urging
established' objectives. "For the past three grocery wholesalers, retailers
For additional details .pP. ,mr)iths. Florida's farmers and food service operations
,this Farm Bill program.., have been.,dging out ..from ..to quickly respond to pent-
and for specific eligibility, the devast'tio'-daused by' up consumer demand for
.requirements, contact Brian ,, Hurricane Wilma,". Florida .Florida tomatoes by returning
McGraw or Cathy' Davis at Agriculture' 'Commissioner 'them to grocery shelves and
the USDA Service Center, Charles Hi. Bronson said. menus at prices that reflect
17413 NW Leonard Street, .,-They rebuilt:and replanted, ...recent declines.
Blountstown, Florida 32424 and vowed that fresh Florida "Supply is up and
Telephone # 850-674-82711., fruits and vegetables would retail prices should fall
USDA is an Equal be a available.. again soon. accordingly," Bronson said.
opportunity' Provider and They ov,'carnme staggering "I'm asking wholesalers,
Employer odds to get back on their feet retailers and restaurants
ple'. and are now 'bingng in the to offer tomatoes at fair
c-rops they promised" .. :-and' .reasonable prices. The
I0 YOUeeN ews H appeal 11 Hurricane Wilma caused shortage is ending, .quality
S" temporaryy ilthited supply is' improving and prices are
Call The Star at227,1278, '- tomatoes ..As ,a result,: .,falling.-- :"and consumers
re tail gtocenr prices for should be benefiting from
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 26, 2006 11B


Port St. Joe Police Department News


On December 29, 2005
around 11:47 p.m. Michael
L. Quinn age 39 of Port St.
Joe, was stopped for driv-
ing to fast for conditions in
the McDonald's parking lot.
After Quinn was stopped it
was discovered his license
was suspended. Quinn was
arrested for the suspended
drivers license. During the
search of the vehicle incident
to the arrest a green leafy
substance was found and
field-tested positive for THC
the chemical in marijuana.


Gulf County

Office Arrest

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 without
violence. Brandon Lee
Harrison, W/M, 25, Port St.
Joe, DUI, Refuse breath test.
1/9 Cheryl Ann Hilton, W/F,
40, Wewahitchka, Violation
Pretrial Release. Christopher
W. Tinker, W/M, 51, Port St.
Joe, Violation PretrialRelease.
Jessica Karen Smith, W/F,


Quinn was transported to the firSt appearance.
Gulf County Jail on charges On January 13, 2006
of driving while license sus- "James H. Griffin age 38 of
pended and possession of Port St. Joe, Florida was
marijuana less than twenty: arrested on an active warrant
grams. for a prior offense of driving
On January 8, 2006 while license were suspend-
around 8:10 p.m. Harry R. ed. Griffin failed to follow
Redman age 38 of Port St. the court ordered probation
Joe, Florida was arrested for and a warrant was issued for
grand theft of an automobile hs est Griffin is awaiting
Upon receiving the report of extradition in reference to
this theft officers located the n ative Federa Warrant in
vehicle and arrested Redman amCt. F li..
Redman was transported to -anarea ay, F ,onaa
the Gulf County Jail to await On January 16, 2006
;at approximately 1:11 pm
SCatherine L. Jones age 52
Sheri .f s of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested on an active war-
S, .rant for failure to follow court
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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
Michael 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
Release. 1/12 Aaron
Shane Whitehuirst, W/M,
22, Panama :City, Violatiori
Probation


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ordered conditions in refer-
ence to a prior arrest of retail
theft. Jones was transport-
ed to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
On January 17, 2006
at approximately 8:35 am
Robert N. Deaton age 43 of
Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested on an active war-
rant for failing to comply with
a court order in reference to
a prior arrest for operating
a vehicle with a suspended
license. Deaton was arrested
and transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On January 18, 2006
at approximately 7:04 am
Chucky R.. Walters age 42
of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested on an active warrant
for failure to comply with


conditions of court ordered
probation. Walters was serv-
ing probation in reference to
prior charges of operating a
vehicle while under the influ-
ence of alcohol and operating
a vehicle while license sus-
pended. Walters was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
Jail with out incident.
On January 23, 2006
at approximately 10:09 am
Mark D. Kilbourn age 44
of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested on an active war-
rant for failure to comply
with conditions of court
ordered probation. Kilboumrn
was serving probation for
a prior charge of operating
a vehicle while impaired.
Kilbourn was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.


Damages To Holly

Hill Cemetery

The Port St. Joe Police
Department is investigating
a traffic crash that occurred
at the Holly Hill Cemetery
between December 29th
and December 31st, which
caused considerable damage
to the gate area of this ceme-
tery. The suspect vehicle will
have sustained damages to
the front and passenger side.
Anyone having any informa-
tion pertaining to this crash
should contact the Port St.
Joe Police Department at
(850) 229-8265. Your assis-
tance in this matter will be
greatly appreciated.


FWC Division Of Law Enforcement Field Operations Weekly Report


This report represents
some significant events the.
FWC handled over the
past week; however, it
does not include all actions
taken by the Division of Law
Enforcement.
NORTHWEST REGION
WALTON COUNTY
SOfficer Pete Rockwell
encountered two subjects
without a daily use permit on
Eglin WMA. A warrant check
revealed active warrants for
both subjects. Both subjects
were booked into the Walton
County Jail.
An investigation invol0-
ing a spotted fawn which
was killed on Eglin WMA
resulted in a second sub-,
ject being charged. Lt. Mark
Hollinhead interviewed the
subject a second time after
additional evidence was
obtained. The subject con-
fessed to shooting the fawn
when it ran by him. Lt.
Jeff Hahr and Officer Howard
Jones obtained a confession
from the first subject.
BAY COUNTY
Officer Gary Tolbert
.checked a hunter who he
Sdtiscovered was a convicted
felon. The proper paperwork.
certification of conviction,
and board of clemency letter
were obtained and an arrest
warrant has been obtained.
A hunter called concern-
ing a large amount of con-
struction material that had
been dumped at the entrance
to his hunting lease just off
Highway 79. Lt. Jay Chesser
responded and found items
in the pile that led him to a
construction site, then to a
contractor, and then to the
violator. A citation was issued
and the debris removed.
Officer Gary Tolbert
found a Jeep in the Point
Washington WMA that was
off the established roads and
very stuck. Officer Tolbert
assisted the subject out of
the bog hole and issued him
a citation for the violation.
Lt. Jay Chesser
checked a Georgia fisher at
the Hathaway Bridge who
couldn't produce a fishing
-.license or any other iden-
tification. While issuing a
w"wi.ittein.,warning, Lt. Chesser
'fdl'-the fisher to be giv-
"i'.'fklse. information and
Slain view in the fisher's
vehicle was a "crack pipe.",
The.fisher was arrested and
transported to the county jail
. and charged with giving false
information and possession
of drug paraphernalia. The
fisher also was found to have


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two outstanding warrants
from Georgia for violation of
probation and burglary.
GADSDEN COUNTY
Lt. Harry Parker and
Officer Mike Fish were on
Lake Seminole checking
duck hunters. During the
course of the morning, they
observed three hunters shoot
several times at canvasback
ducks. When checked, -the
three individuals were found
to be in possession of a total
of nine canvasback ducks
and one common gallinule.
Each hunter was cited for
possession of canvasbacks
during closed season.
While working a night
hunting detail, Officer Fish
observed two individuals in a
pickup truck moving slowly
down a road and shining a
spotlight throughout an old
cornfield. The area is known
for deer and other wildlife to
feed at night. Officer Fish
stopped the vehicle and
found two loaded guns, two
spotlights, and two unloaded
guns in the vehicle. Both
individuals were charged for
night hunting and hunting
from a public right-of-way.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
On Tuesday, January
10 Officer Hank Forehand'
responded to an emergency
call in regard to a subject
who at first was reported
to have a medical problem
and had fallen on board his
shrimp boat in Apalachicola
Bay. After picking up ,EMS
personnel and arriving at the
vessel which was anchored
near Dry Bar,, it was discov-


ered that the subject was
dead. An assisting shrimp
boat's crew had found him
hanging from the rigging
frame and had got him on
deck. FWC Investigations
and the Franklin County
Sheriffs Office are conduct-
ing the investigation. At this
time, it appears the victim
was working on a 220-volt
deck light and was electro-
cuted by it. The JJ Brown
and crew also assisted in the
response.
On Thursday, January
12 while conducting JEA
dockside inspections, offi-


cers discovered a grouper
long line vessel unloading in
Apalachicola that was in pos-
session of red snapper. Due
to the commercial and recre-
ational closure, the fish were
seized, bids obtained, and
the fish were sold. A state
citation was issued. Also
during the inspection, shark
fins were observed being
unloaded. Further investi-
gation showed the weight of
the fins was greater than the
allowed 5% of the carcass
weight. A federal EAR was
issued for the violation.


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in 1855. The mouth of the
Carrabelle River had excellent
fishing, so hunters and fisher-
men used the river's east bank
for their outings. By 1855,
a few decided to make their
residency permanent. Oliver
Kelley was the man chiefly
responsible for Carrabelle's
growth. Kelley moved to the
area in the late 1870's and
recognized its potential for
a harbor. In 1877, Kelley
bought 1,920 acres of land
near there. His niece was
Carrie Hall, and she was con-
sidered the "belle" of the local
community, so Kelley named
the new town Rio Carrabelle.
Carrabelle became a center
for lumber and the emerging
seafood industry, reaching a
population of 923 in 1900.
1898- Eastpoint estab-
lished as an experimental col-
ony by the Brown family.
Eastpoint was founded
by a group of families from
Nebraska that set up a coop-
erative colony with all prof-
its being shared. They were
engaged in farming, seafood,
lumber, and manufacturing
There is a large increase
in timber traffic, rising from
$2 million in 1898 to over
$13 million by 1903, a 700%
increase.
The Apalachicola
Northern Railroad was char-
tered in 1903 and steamed
into AP on April 30, 1907.
The Lanark Village area,
was promoted by the Georgia,
Florida, and Alabama Railroad
as a fashionable resort area
for Georgians. A number
bought lots by 1905. By the
early 20th century, the oys-


Carter. Lois had three living
siblings, Jackie Bricker and
husband, Bill, of Port St. Joe,
Rev. R. G. Hancock and wife,
Barbara, of Laurel, MS, and
Dwight Hancock and wife,
Betty, of Winter Haven, FL,
and a host of nieces, neph-
ews, and many caring friends
and her church family.
Funeral services for Lois
-were held on Wednesday,
Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. EST at the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
,.,with Rev. Dave Fernandez
officiating.
Interment followed at'
Holly Hill Cemetery. There
will be a private viewing for
the family only. In lieu of


ter was an important part
of the county's economy. In
1914, the fishing and oyster-
ing industries ranked second
in Franklin only to lumber-
ing, and the county was the
state's leading producer of
oysters.
1839 St. Joseph &
Iola Railroad
put into operation
Railroad passenger trans-
portation rates between the
two points, St. Joseph and
lola, were $1.00 for adults
and 50 cents for children
under 12 years of age. The
fee for transporting a bale
of cotton was 15 cents, the
lowest in proportion to other
goods due to the fact that
businessmen were attempt-
ing to establish St. Joseph
as a "Cotton Exporting City".
Despite the publicity, huge
investments, and addition
of new locomotives, wharves
and warehouses along the
line, rival city Apalachicola
still exported the majority of
the bumper cotton crop for
the 1839 season. The found-
ers of St. Joseph had tried in
vain to make their venture
a success. http://www.fnai.
org/arrow/ almanac/history/
historyjfranklin.cfm
1834 The Tallahassee
Railroad began construction
of a 22-mile route from the
new capital city of Tallahassee
to Port Leon, near the Gulf
of Mexico. Mules pulled car-
loads of cotton from the com-
press and warehouses in
Tallahassee to the ocean-going
ships at the port. Today, the
route of Florida's first railroad
is the St. Marks recreational


flowers, the family requests
memorial contributions be
made to Covenant, Hospice,
107. W. 19th Street, Panama
City, FL 32405.
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted and viewed
at our online obituaries link:
(www.southerlandfamily.com)


Donald Thomas

McLellan

Donald Thomas McLellan.
66, of Kinard. FL (Oak Grove
Community) \.ent to be with
our Lord on Wednesday,
January 18i. after an extend-


trail. By 1836, a second line
was operating, The St. Joseph
- Lake Wimico Railroad serv-
ing Port St. Joe.
1850 Senator David
Yulee promoted the Florida
Railroad from the port of
Fernandina to the Gulf of
Mexico at Cedar Key. While
built to speed shipments
between the Atlantic seaboard
and gulf coast destinations,
the line also encouraged the
development of interior north
Florida. Parts of this line are
still in use today.
Prior to the Civil War,
the Atlantic and Gulf Central
Railroad line extended from
Jacksonville to Tallahassee
and by 1874 was extend-
ed to River Junction near
Chattahoochee. In 1883, the
Louisville and Nashville line
from Pensacola made the con-
nection at River Junction.
Early railroads were also
built to connect with the
St. Johns river boat lines.
Example were the Tocoi
Railroad bringing early tour-
ists from the St. Johns to St.
Augustine, and the Orange
Belt Railroad connecting
the river port of Sanford to
the developing city of St.
Petersburg.
1883-1928 This period
saw the opening of penin-
sular Florida and a boom
in railroad construction. The
"Henry's"., Henry Plant, Henry
Flagler and Henry Sanford
used their railroads to open
previously inaccessible parts
of the state.
1883 The proceeds from
the Disston Land Purchase
established the Internal
Improvement Fund. The fund
was used to assist the con-
struction of new rail lines.
Henry Plant's rails pushed
south from Jacksonville


ed illness.
Don was born on January
9, 1940 in Weymouth,
Massachusetts. He was pre-
ceded in death by his young-
er brother, Robert "Bobby"
William McLellan and his
devoted mother, Helen Ruth
"McCann" McLellan.
He attended school, in
Weymouth, MA and joined
the U. S.. Navy in 1957.
On July 3, 1965, he mar-
ried his loving wife of 40 years,
also of Weymouth, Maureen
Ann "Carroll" McLellan.
He is survived by his \wife
Maureen, and their wonder-
ful children, Donna Marie
McLellan of Kinard. FL, Sean


RobertMcLellanofLakeWorth,
FL, Brian Joseph McLellan
of Kinard, and Kristen Ann
Smith of Kinard; their beauti-
ful and joyful grandchildren,
David and Jessica Parcher of
Cape Coral, FL, Christopher
Mathew McLellan of Boynton
Beach, FL, and Savannah
and Hailey Smith of Kinard.
(No matter how bad the pain
hurt "Pop's" grandchildren
always made the sun shine
and a radiant smile appear
upon his face).
Don was employed
by the Bdard of County
Commissioners of Broward
County, FL, as an Air
Conditioning & Refrigeration
Technician from June, of
1973 until December 15,
2000 when he retired.
He loved bass fishing and
the great outdoors and :,he
loved all sports. He always
had a kind word for everyone
and never hesitated to help


a person -in need. He will be
missed by all who knew him
and loved him but his memo-
ries will remain forever in our
hearts.
A "Memorial Celebration
of his Life" was held at St.
Lawrence Catholic Mission,
Highway 7.1, Wewahitchka,
FL on Friday, January 20,
2006 at 5:00 p.m. CT
All family and friends were
invited to attend. A reception
was held immediately follow-
ing the services at, the fam-
ily residence at 2852 S. E.
Adams Street, Kinard FL in
the Oak Grove Community.
In lieu of flowers the fam-
ily respectfully requests that a
donation be made to Covenant
Hospice of Marianna. FL, in
loving memory of Don. for all
the loving care and devotion
that all of Don's nurses gave.
to him to help keep him' free
of pain and anguish.
All services are under
the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Mr. Francis W.

"Frank" Lull

Mr. Francis W. "Frank"
Lull, age 96, of Port St. Joe,'
passed away Saturday eve-
ning, Jan. 21, in a local
Assisted Livmg Facility. Frank
was born in Wetumpka, AL to
the late Francis W. Lull. Sr.
and Ida Belle Phillips Lull.
He graduated from Auburn,
College in 1930 with a B.S.
in electrical engineering. He'
was initiated on February 13,
1927, into the Noble Order
of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Fraternity, and has remained
an honorary member for the
past 75 years. Frank was
the President of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce
in the 1940's, President of
the Optimist 'Club in 1956
in Meridian, Mississippi,


President of the Jaycee's, and
a member of the Executive
Board of the Meridian Boy
Scouts. He was a member of
the Highland Baptist Church
of Meridian where he served
on the Board of Deacons
and was very instrumen-
tal in getting a new church
built. He served in the U. S.
Navy during World ,War II
where he attained the rank
of Lieutenant Commander,
spending two years of service
in the Pacific theater of opera-
tions. Frank had resided in
Port St. Joe for the past 31
years.
Mr. Lull was preceded in
death by his wife of 66 years,
Elsie P. Lull, in 1998.
Survivors include his
daughters and their hus-
bands, Nancy and Earl Smith
of Port St. Joe. and Jean and
Bill Watson of Alpharetta, GA,
his Grandchildren, Frank L.
Striplin, Anna S. Hill, Beth
Ransom, and Russell Watson,
and his great-grandsons,
Garrett 14ill, Holmes Hill,
Garrett Ransom, Watson
Ransom, Brian Watson, and
Nicholas Watson. Much loved
nieces, nephew, step-grand-
children and their families.
A Service to Celebrate the
Life of Mr. Lull will be held on
Tuesday, January 24, at 2:00
PM EST at the First United
Methodist Church of Port St.
Joe with Rev. Dan Rhodes
officiating.
Private family interment
services will take place at the
Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St.
Joe at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the fam-
ily requests memorial contri-
butions be made. to Covenant
Hospice, 107 19th St.,
Panama City, FL 32405
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted and viewed
at our online obituaries link:
(www.southerlandfamily.com)


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along the St. Johns River
to Sanford then southwest
through Orlando to Tampa.
The University of Tampa
now occupies Plant's hotel
at the end of the line. Henry.
Sanford's lines penetrated the
interior of the state.
Henry Flagler acquired the
Jacksonville, St. Augustine
and Halifax River Railway,
and advanced construction
south along the east coast
arriving in the settlement of
Miami in 1896.
Henry Plant, develop-
ing the midlands and west
coast regions of Florida, wired
Flagler, "Friend Flagler, where
is this place called Miami?"
Flagler wires back, "Friend
Plant, just follow the crowd!"
1911 Flagler's Florida East
Coast Railway goes to sea
and the first train arrives in
Key West.
The Roaring 20's made
Florida the place to be and
the land boom was on! The
Florida East Coast Railway,
already in Miami, added a
second track. The Seaboard
Air Line Railroad rapidly built
south, arriving in Miami in
1927.
Major hurricanes in 1926
and 1928 abruptly ended the
land boom. The Florida East
Coast and the Seaboard, bur-
dened by the expense of rapid
.expansion in Florida, entered
a slow time of receivership.
.1928-1980 With the
exception of the war years,
this period was generally
marked by hard times and
decline for the railroads.
Florida's tourist trade stayed
relatively healthy during the
Great Depression, aiding the
passenger train business,
but following the Second
World War, inflexible regula-
tion and competition from air


and highway modes took its
toll. The Florida East Coast
Railway abandoned passen-
ger service in 1968. Amtrak
assumed operation of the
remaining passenger trains
in 1971.
Formerly familiar institu-
tions like the Orange Blossom
Special, the Champion, the
Railway Express Agency, the
Railway Post Office, among
others, vanished.
1980-Now Two events
marked the rebirth of rail-
roads. First, the oil crises
of the 1970's highlighted the
inherent energy efficiency of
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the federal Stagger's Rail
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industry, allowing railroads
to compete in the transpor-
tation marketplace and to
abandon unprofitable lines.
At the same time, growing
highway and airport con-
gestion drew attention to a
renewed role for rail passen-
ger service.
1984 The Florida leg-
islature passed the High
Speed Rail Transportation
Commission Act. This act
established a process to bring
a high-speed rail system to
Florida.
1988 The Florida
Department of Transportation
purchased the South Florida
Rail Corridor, the former
Seaboard line between West
Palm Beach and Miami from
CSX Transportation.
1989 Tri-Rail, the first
new commuter rail service
in America in over 20 years,
began operation between
West Palm Beach and Miami
over the state-owned right-
of-way.
1992-The United States


Department of Transportation
designated Miami-Orlando-
Tampa route as a high-
speed rail corridor under
the Intermodal Surface
Transportation Efficiency Act
(ISTEA).
1993-Amtrak expanded
service in Florida with the
addition of the Sunset Limited,
American first coast-to-coast
passenger train. http://www.
dot. state.fl.us/ rail/railhis-
tory.htm
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way to our history in the day
of Christopher Columbus,
and America was born, so
did the rails pave the way
to her continued develop-
ment and industry for which
America is most noted for.
With the innovations of early
steam engines which ran the
steam ships it was a means
to an end for one industry
and the beginning of anoth-
er in transportation. Even
folklore and songs would not
be what it is today without
the advantageous imagina-
tions of the boats, and trains
which fuels such reads as the
Orient Express and songs like
the Orange Blossom Special.
While we have much technol-
ogy at our fingertips none of
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preneurs throughout history
who continue to give us the
best in Express Delivery of
the things that make our lives
what they are today. While
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tion we have to take time to
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Advertisement for
Blocklayers
The Gulf County School Board
is receiving quotes for lauing
block for two projects at
Port St. Joe High School: (1)
weightroom in the gym (2500
Block) and a pressbox at the
softball field (900 block). All
applicants must have a level
II -screening before doing the
job. Send all quotes to the Gulf
County School Board, Attention
Don Rich, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
All quotes must be received by
12 noon E.S.T. on or before
Friday, January 27. Contact
Dbn Rich at 227-1744 for more
information.
Publish January 19 & 26, 2006
:NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING

The City of Wewahitchka Board
of Commissioners will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL
READING OF ORDINANCE
NO. 2005-1021L on Monday,
February 13, 2006 at 6:45 P.M.
central time to consider adop-
o' n 'of an ordinance with the
Sfllowing title:
':.T ORDINANCE OF THE
:,I li OF WEWAHITCHKA
ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES
FOR EXTENSION OF THE CITY
WATERAND/ORWASTEWATER
-, TTTEF TO .DEVELOPER'S
_, :uEC, i--:''1 IN THE CITY
SOF"WEWAHITC'HKA AREA AND
ESTABLISHING -EFFECTIVE
DATE.
;-'Ordinance 2005-1021L in its
--r-..u.r rn i:.. inspected at the
S:.-. .. .* ewahitchka City
-..Clerk during business hours,
8 A.M. 4 P.M. central time,
blo M6iFri. .. '
S y Gendolyn T. Exley
City Clerk
Publish January 19 & 26,
2006 .
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
.BI PF CriTl :TrT ri~ .
Playground equipment for
ages. 5-12 to include the
S following or equivalent to
the' GameTime Slidetopia
#-851,76:
Stepped Platform '
Rock Wall Climber
Flip Slide 2/L,'Unevral
H6od
Transfer Point w/Access
attachment
Arch Bridge Link
Curved Slide
Overhead Ladder 'Access
Package
Overhead Tree Climber
Gizmo Single Panel
Cargo Net Wall
Attachment
Wishbone Slide
Wavy Tree.Climber
Gizmo Single Panel
i.. Crunch Bar
Cyberslide
trouble WilderSlide
Child Capacity of 60-65
Colors: .Green Metal/Beige


- PORT ST JOE, FLORIDA
,n. SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
-,REGULAR MEETING
'; : Th'e ?Gulf County Board of
C' ount,/ Commissionets met
r uI.- m ., in regular session
rt_, i-.-e following meminbers
present:' .Chairman Carmen, L.'
.. c M Lerpore, *,- .r, r. BIu
W illiams, cT-a .. :a -,rr-i..::..:. ..-
I' Billy E. TVaylor, and Nathaki,Pe-
I.r- .I '*.T T : ::,.:,-r Jerry
E.'. ?na-..es was absent>. '
."'r.. Othis'present were: Coun-
t tAtforney Timothy McFarland,
*,_ L. E.:- :! r.:. :.. Deputy
*rr i r.- _:... n,.:,-,'Adminis-
trator Staff Assistant Lynn:Ste-
i:. ,.-..: '.u ,,_ a ,: r'fi-i Brad,
LE l--. E rD ~. r. :-r Alan
:N.r Li-r, ,t: r Manage-


Plastic/Granite Rock
Lifetime Warranty on
Support Posts
15 year Warranty on
Expanded Metal and
Punched Steel Decks,
Pipes, Rails, Loops and
Rungs
10 year Warranty on Roto-
molded Components
Lifetime Warranty on
Powerlock and Hardware

All proposals should be for play-
ground equipment which meets
or exceeds the attached specifi-
cations as well as conform to the
guidelines of the Handbook for
Public Playground Safety pub-
lished by the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission,
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
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
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
148.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all bids
received.
Ad# 2006-010
Publish January 19 & 26,
2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Greg Brudnicki, Plaintiff
-VS-
Madelyn W. Cowart, Defendant
Case No.:05-0153-CA
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE F.S.
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
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-
lows:
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


ment/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Main-
tenance Superintendent Steve
Mork, Planner David Richard-
son, Public Works Director Ger-
ald Shearer, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Solid Waste Director Joe Dan-
ford, Veterans' Service Officer
:James Kennedy, Sheriff Dalton
.Upchurch, and Sheriff's Office
Captain Bobby Plair.
S' Captain Plair called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Rev. Andrew Rutherford
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Chairman McLeinore led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.


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. 141.86 feet;
thence 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 CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 14th. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT<
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY<
FLORIDA
Case No. 05-44 DR
Angela Farris, Petitioner
and
James Edward Farris,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: James Edward Farris
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
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-
after.
It you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
petition.
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


CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
- Consent Agenda items, after
deletion of item #9 (page 86).
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
1. Minutes August
26, 2005 Special Meeting
August 26,
2005 Emergency Meeting
August 27,
2005- Emergency Meeting
August 28,
2005 Emergency Meeting ,
September
6, 2005 Budget Public Hear-
ing
September 13,
2005 Regular Meeting
September


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
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Publish Dates January 19, 26,
February 2 & 9.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 04-41-CA

COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOAN,
INC., Plaintiff
-vs-
RICHARD L. WOOD, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN PURSUANT TO A Final
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,
wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff
and RICHARD L. WOOD; GULF
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS; NICOLE
WOOD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS KNOWN TENANTS (S) IN
POSSESSION OFTHE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the FRONT
LOBBY OF COURTHOUSE at
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:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"
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
EXHIBIT "A"

LEGAL DESCRIPTION
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


15, 2005 Special Meeting
September
20, 2005 Final Budget Public
Hearing,
2. Agreement West
Florida Regional Planning
Council (T.R.I.P.)
3. Bid Advertisement
- Pickup Truck Public Works
Department
Bid Award #0405-11 Pro-'
tective Gear South Gulf Coun-
ty Fire Department ,
(NAFECO $8,841.08)
Bid Policy Increases'Bid Limit
to $10,000.00/$5,000.00
4. Budget Amend-,
ment,#15 ($1,999.00 for O.F.D.
Ice Machine), as follows;
Budget Amendment #15
General Fund
Overstreet Fire Dept:


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
OF BEGINNING. From said
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" Crestwood Acres, unre-
corded. ,
Dated this 13 day of
January, 2006
Rebecca Norris
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By:s/Jasmine Hysmith
Publish Dates: Jan. 19 & 26

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION CASE NO" 04-148-
CA

JP MORGAN CHASE
BANK,. AS TRUSTEE
UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT,
DATED AS OF NOVEMBER
1, 2003, AMONG CREDIT
BASED ASSET SERVICING
AND SECURITIZATION,
LLC, FINANCIAL ASSET
SECURITIES CORP., LITTON.
LOAN SERVICING, LP
AND JP MORGAN CHASE
. BANK, C-BASS MORTGAGE
LOAN ASSET-BACKED.
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2003-
CB6, WITHOUT RECOURSE.
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
JAMES E. MAMORAN, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
,CREDITORS, TRUSTEE AND,


02622-64000 Equipment
Original/Current. $ -0-
Increase $1,999
Decrease i $ -0-
Amended Budget $1,999
Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve for Con-
tingencies I
Original/Current $106,058
,Increase $ -0-
Decrease $1,999 .
Amended Budget $104,059
(End)
5. Contract & Fee
Schedules Health Department
(2005-2006)
6. Engineering No-
tice to Preble-Rish, Inc. to begin
Honeyville Park Project ,
7. Inventory Clerk
(Junk Item #10-216, #10-305,
#10-330, #10-331, .#10-304,


ALLOTHERPARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST JAMES
E. MAMORAN; BETTY P.
MAMORAN, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DIVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST BETTY
P. MAMORAN; WAYNE FRIER
HOME CENTER OF PANAMA
CITY, INC.-A/K/A WAYNE
FRIER HOME CENTER;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVING pursuant to an Order
Granting the Motion to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated January
2006 entered in Civil Case No.
04-148-CA of the Circuit Court
of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in
and for GULF County, PORT
ST. JOE, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at THE FRONT LOBBY of
the GULF County Courthouse,
1000 3TH STREET, PORT ST.
JOE. Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 9 day of Feb., 2006 the
following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final
Judgement, to-wit:
A PORTION OF THE
NORTH ONE-HALF (N Y%)
OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER ( SW Y.) OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER
(SE )Y4 OF SECTION 6,
TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMERCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF THE NORTH ONE-
HALF (N1/2) OF THE
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(SE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION
6; THENCE ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID
NORTH ONE HALF (N Y.),
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13 SECONDS WEST 19.93
FEET: "TO A POTNT ON
THE WESTERLY RIGHT
OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTH
LONG AVENUE; THENCE
ALONG SAID WESTERLY
RIGHT--OF-WAY LINE, N 02
DEGREES 48 MINUTES 29
SECONDS EAST,, 300.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
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DEGREES 54 MINUTES 13
SECONDS WEST, 637.42
FEET THENCE N 00
DEGREES 05 MINUTES 36
SECONDS EAST, 198.97
FEET; THENCE S 89
DEGREES 53 MINUTES 25
SECONDS EAST, 627.35
FEET TO A POINT ON
THE WESTERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTH
LONG AVENUE; THENCE
ALONG WESTERLY


#10-307, #10-323, #10-324,
#10-325, #10-319, #10-320, &.
#10-321) .. ',
8, Invoice Advance
Construction, Services, Inc. -
Cape Berm Project (#5 FEMA
* $90,750.00 / #6 State *
$41,100.00 / #7 State *
$187,964.00 to be paid from
Account #43137-34000)
Agency for Health Care
Administration Medicaid (July,
2005 $14,727.65 /' August,
2005 $4,454.29.* to be paid
from Account #52264-34100)
Allen, Nortonr & Blue -
Cla',.-,n Employment Matters
(a4n,:, $65.54 to be paid
from Account #21111-31200)
Florida Association, of'
Countie- IF C 2005-2006
Dues il .It .', to.be paid


RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, S 02
DEGREES 48 MINUTES 29
SECONDS EAST, 199.08
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH: MAKE-
DESTINY, MODEL 644-
66, YEAR 1990. SERIAL #
025230BAAB, COLOR-GRAY.
Dated this 13 day of January,
2006.
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
By:s/Jasmine Hysmith
Publish Jan. 26 & Feb 2
SELF-SERVICE
STORAGE FACILITY
NOTICE OF SALE
Under Florida State law
"Self Service Storage Facility"
Act 83.801-83.809, Beach
Storage, located on Americus
Avenue, St. Joe Beach, FL, will
sell or otherwise dispose of the
contents of the following stor-
age units on February 9, 2006
at 10:00 a.m.
Due to nonpayment of
rental and other fees, Beach
Storage is now the lien holder
of the contents, as described
in each unit's lease agreement.
Contents are described as,
but not. limited to, household
goods, furniture, clothing and
misc., items.
The unit contents may be
redeemed by the owner prior
to sale or disposal by cash
payment in full of the total,
amount due on the unit as
stated in a certified mailing to
the last known address for the
unit. Beach Storage reserves
the right to dispose of the con-
tents in any way necessary and
reserves the right to cancel sale
without notice and to accept or
not accept any offers to pur-
chase.
Unit Number and Listed
Tenant:
#3: Chris Acree
#26: William Young
#35: Pat Griffin
#56: Jack Caldwell, dba
Wensan Real Estate Group
Publish January 26 and
February 2, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO:05-352-CA
JPMPORGAN CHASE
BANK, AS TRUSTEE
-VS-
VIVIAN LEE WALKER;
UNKNOWN TENANT I,
And any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of
the above-
named Defendants,

Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE is hereby given
that the undersigned Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Gulf


from Account #21111-54200)
Gulf County C.D.C. -
S.H.I.P. .(Invoice #1-#3 Pur-
chase Assistance Bryan Earley
$1,135.00 / Jolynne Parker
$1,135.00 / Monique Bavaud
$1,135.00)
Gulf County C.D.C. -,
S.H.I.P. (Education Class Fee
$1,562.00 Whittington,
Waters, Rogers, Parker, Pitts,
Earley, Welch, Bailey, Bolden,
Davis, Addison)
-- Mize Plumbing Overstreet
Fire Dept. Ice Machine (#10075
* I'l 99~'* ** to be paid from
A,:,:Ur,-|l "0*";,-:.-4 4':""':'1
Prebl.E i, ir,,: Wil-
lis Landing Road. (C 382)
S.C.O.P.'. Project ,4.:106 *
$24,139.00 to be paid from
A.: .-A,. 1, n4'' 41.- !0 01 ,


County, Florida, will on the
9th. day of February, 2006, at
2006, at 11:00, at 11:00 o'clock
A.M. at the 1000 5th. Street.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
offer for sale and sell at public
outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in
Gulf County, Florida:
LOT 17, BLOCK 1996,
CITY of PORT ST. JOE,
according to plat there-
of, recorded in the Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida.
Pursuant to the Final
Judgement entered in a case
pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
WITNESS my hand and
official seal of said Court this
13th. day of January, 2006
(7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-8000-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish. January 26 and
February 2, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Variance Committee
for the City of Port St. Joe
has scheduled a meeting for
Thursday, January 26th at
5:00 P.M. in the Commission
Chamber. All meetings of the
Variance Committee are open
to the public.
Three requests will be con-
sidered:
A five foot (5') encroach-
mentintotheNortheasterly
setback line for a utility
building and boat shed to
be located on a portion of
Lot 10, Block 129, located
at 2018 Marvin Avenue.

A six-foot six-inch (6'6")
encroachment into the
westerly setback line for
an' existing screened in
deck area on Lot 24, Block
37, located at 524 Sixth
Street.
A four-foot (4') encroach-
ment into the easterly set-
back line for an existing
structure o0 Lot 18, Block
"B" Old Town, located at
125 CabeUl Drive.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing special accommo-
dations to participate in .this
proceedings 'should contact
Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk,
City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. 850/229-8261.
This is an open meeting
and any and all persons are
encouraged to attend.' The
Variance Committee will not
provide a verbatim record of
this meeting.
Publish January 26


9. *"DELETE** Re-
districting Implementation of
New District Lines to be June 1
2006 .
10. Refund Minor Re-
plat Fee Thomas R. & Heather
L Gainous ($150.00)
11.' Resolution Bud-
get Amendment (Unanticipated
Revenue Landfill Building
Grant $19,985.00) as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-30
WHEREAS, ,the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, has received
unanticipated revenue in the
General Fund' for fiscal year
2004-2005; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is
needed i: r, lp Fr certain ex-
penditures incurred in fiscal
year 2004-2005;
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COMPUTER Work Station, CAB & LIMO DRIVERS DANCERS NEEDED in GULF COUNTY PAINTERS NEEDED for OUTSIDE SALES around ..
S *L shaped with hutch bran Driver needed. Record & USA top Gentleman Club in Ab- SENIOR CITIZEN'S: full time, long term project, PSJ area. Excellent in-
new $600 selling for $175, License Check Required. Readymix Concrete ilene & Wichita Falls, Tex- Wants to pay you for chari- in Mexico Beach/Port St come potential. Estab- m
Refr eratorside by sid Call 850-899-0678 Now hiring CLA&BCDL as. Travel expense and table work. Now hiring di- Joe area, pay DOE, project lished company just
$75, Washer $75 good Readymix Drivers. Ex- motel aid. 940-781-4759. rect service workers to start date Feb 06, call opened new branch. -
PETS &ANIMALS condition, Dining room ta- DRIVER TRAINEES cellent wages and Ben- FRONT DESK/RECEPT provide in-home assis- Seana 850-685-9142 Kilgore's Brick .Pavers and REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
codtoDiigro ta- STile 2890 W. Hwy 98 Port
2100- Pets ble that is solid wood cher- NEEDED NOW! No expe- efits. $500 Sign on Bo- need dependable team tance to frail elderly in PLUMBERS Helper & ex- St. Joe. call 229-1980 or
2110- Pets Free to ry,'seats 6, $90, 527-6883 riene required Werner nus USA is an EOE. player for multi task office Beaches. Full t ime, Part perience plumbers, will 258-4312
Good Home Enterprises has immediate Call850-670-5740 duties. Please send re- time, Flex time or week- train, pid vacation & holi
2120- Pet Supplies Reeves a. openings for entry-level WANTED FOR e to:tim Fleeor e Sa ti $9/hr
2130p- Farm Animals R ee e Rsh ', thsemi drivers. Our avg. driv- DRIVERSWRaffield Fisheries Inc. ends available. Back- 639-5227 for application IO
Supplies Furniture& Reinisilng ers earn more than $36k LOCAL COMPANY Home R0 Box309 ground check & drug 41 0LARGE WAREHOUSE ap-
2140 Pets/Livestock 234 ReidAve, 229-6374 first year. 60% of our driv- every night. 1 years experi- Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457 screen required. Call Deb- ROOFERS proximately 850 sf. Has of-
Wanted TempurpedicBeds ers get home nightly/ ence. Clean MVR. Class A Attn: Eugene Raffield bie at 229-8466 or fill out $100/K100 DAYS CASH fice & restroom $450 per
Wanted Tempur-pedic Beds weekly. 15-day CDL train- & B license. $300 Sign- On an application at: WANTED Simply returning phone month. 850-814-7400
Oreck Vacuums ing .available in your area. -Bonus after 90, Days. Call GILLMAN MARINE is now 120 Library Dr., PSJ No experience, necessary, calls. Not a job, not MLM.
^^(Call today 1-866-280-5309 769-9136.. Hiring a Lead Fiberglass Heathcare Call 229-6859. No selling, no explaining. '
1America's
S DRIVERBOBCAT PER- ELECTRICIANS NEEDED Laminatr,withexperience A & A HomeCare, Inc. is THE CITY OF Now 1-800-995-0177 A i
Reato OR s A CDL re- for Electrical Contractor in boat building. Salary now accepting applica-AHI ALL CASH BUSINESS! Mini Storage
'ed't ATORe.CldaysA fore-heMust have min. 3 yrs exp DOE.' Bonuses & Vaca- tons for LPNl11;,position is WEWAHITCHKA Local Candy Vending Mrage
s Finish right person Kilgore's for a large bomm'l. project, tions available call for currently for 3 days a week Is accepting applica- Route. $50,000/Year Po-
Dogs & Cat Furniture Brick Pavers and Tile. op pay and benefits in- more info. 763-7710 with the ability to become tions for the position of tential. 30 Machines plus
For Sale? 2890 W. Hwy. 98 Port St. cluding health insurance ,2311 First Plaza a FT position. A & A is A Utility Billing Clerk. Ap- Candy. $9,895. Call Now! (850 22-8014
Joe call 229-1980 or are available. DFWP/EOE Panama City 32401 DFW and EOE. Apply in plication form and job 1-800-704-5414
258-5312 call 800-330-9531 GRAPHIC DESIGNERS person at 211 N Hwy 71 in description may be ob-
CERTIFIED wante growing magazine Wewahitchka or call tamed from the City Clerical
D IR"W Z fC T I & Advertising agency is 639-3333. Hall, 109 S. SecondSt., Administrative
SWewahitchka, FL. and BEACH
An ERN-AS-YOU-LEARN NURSING seeking experienced de- HOME HEALTH PT/PTA must be returned to the Earn $12-$48/hour. Full STORAG E
Career!i ASSISTANTS signers to join the team,, for Gulf and Franklin City Manager before 4 benefits. Paid training. STO GEV ,
England Transport Our' 120-beda skilled Quark, Adobe illustrator, County areas call p.m. central time Friday. Many Government posi-277200
S 3230 now offers nursing facility in P6rt freehand, photoshop, ATM 814-8159 or fax resume to February 03, 2006. tions available. Homeland ODay: 227-700
On-the-jobCDL gaining St. Joe is seeking enthu- Deluxe, exp needed. Also 850-271-0134 The City of Security, Law Enforce- Night: 647-3882
KK: 1017 Woodward Ave. No credit check slastic caregivers. seeking photographers, Wewahitchka Is an ment, Wildlife and more. ..
S Fri Jan 13th 8am-5pm & No co-signers writers & sales people, fast. Immediate Equal Opportunity Em- Call 7 days. St. Joe Beach
Sat. Jan. 14th 8am-lpm. No down payment! WE OFFER the follow- paced, funenvironment o- Opening: player. 1-800-320-9353, Ext 2139
Bookcases, Shelves, Yard T011-Free Ing benefits:, cated on Florida's Forgot-,
There are specific Flori- Furn andothelvesr wood -86 081 ft naltenCove, call 850-227- CompassPhysical Thera- ofWeEARN UP TO$550Week- MINISTORAGE
da Statutes, applicable items!! Fishing tackle, .$13.50 PRN rate 3118 for interview and py in Panama City is hiring The City of Wewahitchka ly Working through the
to the sale of dogs and Household items, & misc. DRIVERS NEEDED. *$250 Referral Bonus send resume and samples PT/PTAs. Come join a is accepting applications government. Part-time, no
cats within the state or items. LAFARGE has Nimmediate .Health, Life, Visionus of work to careers growing company with for the position of experience needed. Call Il0D t StJo
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state for the purpose of openings in Panama City Dental Competitive sumes to compass pt 'Utility Billing ask forDept. L
selling. Yard sale Sat. Jan. 28 Ba for Class A or B Commer. wages GULF COAST @hotmail.com "or fax Clerk
.Yard sale Sat. Jan. 28a. Drivers. Ready Mix expert. *.Paid TimeGA OffS 850-763-0966. Applications may be ob- HIRING FOR 2006 Aver- 814-7400
Please researchFlori- 11:30 easterntime.Spr- a plus Mus have good MATCHING401K Plan. COMMUNITY 850-7630966. tainted at th e City Hall in age Postal Employee
da Statute 828.29 Dogs e ig ly urn- work record clean MVR. UniformAllowanc INSUANCE 1 Comm Wewahitchka and must Earns $57,000/yr. Mini-
da Statute 828.29 (Dogs ture, toys, clothing, boat We offer excellent start Attenance Bonus C O cial Service Representa- Weahitchka and must m Starting Pay
and cats transported or parts, and misc. items. 274 a and 'aceentsi *Attendance bus Coordinator, sGulf/pFrank tive. MUST BE L- be return to the City $18.00/hmm Starting Paid
offered for sale; health W Beatty Ave, (White City). benfis the'adaily puin Progctivi-Trainingand Vacations.
requirements;, consumer hite efitspackage.Apply in Program t a nto up CENSED/EXPERIENCED. Manager before 4 P.M. rncatis
guarantee) before person at: 17800 Ashley ties of the' Gulf/Franklin Immediate opening. Pleas- centraltime February 03, No Experience Needed.
u e foreDr.,PC Beach. 235-9600. Please Contact:r es Bache- ant working environment. 2006. The City of 1-800-584-1775 Ref #5701
or do a Carrie Harrison or's degree, Mast er's de-Top of the industry pay. Wewahitchka is an equal
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3290 I FAST GROWING Human Resources or s dh exe, ce Excellent benefits. Possi- opportunity employer. HOMEWORKERS Ur-
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Chair. Never been used. Specializing in constru20 91n Street yrsalary based Odessa, TX 79760 FLUX CORE WELDERS eymaking opp rtunities -
1500 Call 850-229-6858 tion anindustrialtrades is Port S Je, FL 3246. on degree & experience. Odessa,TX79760 NEEDED or working from home. Easy NOW AVAILABLE
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310 Arts & races 80M 00 A100250. MUST sive employment package oral Heallnh Agency localt- The Excel Group, a Behav- AdministraOr ing at $10/hr, call Paul with Free training, no large ir- MINI-STORAGE
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3130-BAuctions Sellingfor the Balance petitve salary, commis- is currently recruiting .for ed in sunny Yuma. Arizona 227-5910, irarsportarion a- www.parentsathome.com n
3150- Building Supplies1-8004115869. t 108 sons. 401K and-monthly Clinicians -and -Clinical-Li- is currently recruiting- for National Healthcare must .
3160 Business gas allowance, compre- aisons. We are one of the Nurse Practitioners. We Corporation, one of the T REMEMBER: ,
Equipment hensive lead program, largest providers of inte- are one of the largest pro- nation's largest long- Trades Adsinthis classifica- a0x20
3170 Colectibles health 'benefits and the grated human services in viders of integrated human term health care, provid- SHIPFITTERS & PIPEFIT- Ads ion thisay or may not re-
3170-Collectibles-in may or may not re-
3180- Computers I0highest commission avail- the Arizona Deerl .South' services, in the Arizona ers, is seeking a highly TERS NEEDED FOR Na- quire an investment or On Site Rentals 6 Days
3190 Electronics able in the industry. Sales' wei. We ',areyiloated 2 De'er Southwesti We are motivated individual nationwide Work!! Great pay r ay be multi-level mar- A Week
3200 -Firewood RESTAURANT Equip- and' industry perience..a hours from Dc51h San Die. oc.aied 2 nours from with.home healit experi- with benefits. Valid Drivers keting' opponunit es We
3220 aFurniture meent. Convection ovens plus, but not nandatry. go,-CAadPhenlk, AZ 'both SaDtieo, CA and ence to manage opera License & citizenship re- do not recommend gi ASK ABOUT FEE
3230-Garag/Yard Sale $200, Shams $100, Com- Please mail resume & sal- Applicants must meet the Phoenix, AZ. Applicants tions, and Dusiness 'de- qud Rerenes a nust ing credit card or bank
3 50 GoodThings t Eat plete Hood system $1000, ,ary requirements to: following criteria' must'- meet the. following velopment in Port St. 920-605-0019 account. informtiorf out MONTH'S RENT!
3260 -Health & Fitness Large dish pit $500. Pizza Steve Steinhaurer CLINICIAN Requires criteria: Joe. Full time position Trades: over the' phone. Always
3270 Jewelry/Clthing Oven $500, Lots of other 1101 Harrison Ave. Master's Degree ,in a So- Position requires Nurse with competitive salary PLUMBING research the company -
3280 Machinery/ items cheap. Will be giving Panama City, Fl 32401 or ciai Sciences field. Bilin- practitioner certification' and benefits. Proven ex- you plan to do business
Equipment ., lots of things away at no fax to: 850-522-4728 gual EnglisniSpanish pro- from the State of Arizona perience in business de- Royal Flush Plumbing Ser- with BEFORE Investing 11
32900 Medical Equipment cost All .must go. SOLD 'ferred but nol required. or ability to be certified in velopment in the health vices currently looking for i
3300 Miscellaneous SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD ADMINISTRATIVE' Ability to be certified as a ihe Siaie of Arizona. Pre- care field required. PLUMBERS/ PLUMBERS SHOPPERS Needed to MEXICO BEACH Water-
3310 Musical Instruments ASSISTANT Behavioral Healin Profes. fer 2 years work experi- EOE/DFWP HELPERS in the Port St. work at local establish- front TH, 2/2 on canal to
3320 Plants & Shrubs/ -- -'onal in Arizona preferred. ence in health service de- '. Joe Area For 'long term ment. No experience re- Gulf w/covered boat lift/
Supplies St Joe Towns & Resorts .is Starting salary' $34;000 livery with 1-2 years exoe- SUBMIT RESUME TO: New construction project. quired. Training !provided. slip, *$1400mo. 850-229-
3330 Restaurant/Hotel \ currently seeking an ad- 44.000 DOE Posilions rience working in public Ms. Lisa Reed. R N Please call 850-236-5852 Up to $18/hr. Immediate 9353
3340 Sporting Goods mnisrative assistant to open until killed mental health, public Assistant Vice President or apply at 1736 Bayview openings, full time & part
3350 -'Tickets (Buy & Sell) I provide support to execu- CLINICAL LIAISON health,. or correctional fa- HomeCare Ave., Panama City, FL. time. Multiple positions. OAK GROVE, rear apart-
ive level in Port S Joe. Requires AA in Behavioral cities. Bilingual Eng- National HeaithCare available. 800-690-1272 ment, quiet neighborhood,
Salendidate will schedule health + 4 yrs BH experi-- ish/Spanish.preferred but Corp. Veterinarian 3br, appliances, includes
a ilingT oucher ence or BA/BS in Behav- nol required. 100 E. Vine Street Technician YOU COULD MAKE over W/D. $400 mo + dep, call
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GE Pot Scrubber 800 dish- 4110.- Restaurants/Clubs skills .arerequired andi Wor,. Psychology. Sociol-. applicable) and student OFFICER u ASSISTANT W .WOlN sk inlom package 1 (800) cy Apt, No pets. :$290
washer, Whirlpool double 4120- Sales/Telemarketing date must be a nighly or- ogy, Human Services, eic) 'loah" repayment program needed,with srrdng phone tuOD avRab ^ 377-1948 mo.+$290 sec dep Also
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new, $750 Ic.r alt, 5 ton package. Please fax your very competitive salary, re. rel.iement and a generous DL. Apply at St. Joseph 229-7720 .
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tiser to. insure correctness. The: newspaper will as- The News Herald is seeking an ,h K DIRECTOR OF SALES Vending route. Unique Pets o.k. $950/mo. This
sume correctness at the time of the read-back proce- individual interested in rovidin $125K-$210K, first year in school program. Minimum house will not be available
dure unless otherwise informed i; a i "oi OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY .HANDYMAN FOR HIRE- sales, no travel required. investment. $6595. Financ- for long. Call Ron at
great service to our customers in. INC cleaning service Resi- Odd Jobs; Call for more 1-800-382-0859 ext. 9781. ing available. (888) 850-258-3425.
Peaential, vacation rental info., 850-827-2493. MFGREP 853-3704
SPlease ,W w hthk Pressure washing. Call MFG REPc HOUSE FOR RENT in St.
Sewahitchka. 229-1654. Leave message. 38 yr old Jewelry co. acct. REMEMBER. Joe Beach, 3 BR, 2 BA,
Must:have .reliable transportation and be ale to work -- ance.$70K+. Training @ Adsn ths classifca- Gene at 850-830-9342.
your ad early a.m. hours.This is an independent contractor S Dallas World Trade Center. may or may not re-
your ad position with. part-time hours and full time earnings .G STOP SMOKING Fax resume. 731-587-4779 quirean in ment or ST JOE BEACH 2br/1ba,
with no collecting necessary. and manage your weight! may be multi-level mar- TH, close to beach, very
-t .MEXICO BEACH Cover Classes starting Jan. 31st MFG. REP representing keting opportunities. We nice, no smoking/pets,
Advertisers are requested to check the advertise- S..Bu- t.5.: ,0 oFlete accessory line notr e gv 00mo depes
meant on the first insertion for correctness. Errors Boat Lift/Slip, up to 25, di- 272510 or more nfoulf, from fine fashion jewelry to ing credit card or bank 2br/1.ba house, no smok-
should bereported immediately.t o e ai rc a to Gulfteam, 14k gold & sterling silver, account information out ing/pets, close to beach,
Th .. -'The News Herald Carrier team $140mo, 229-9353 $625 monthly car allow- over the phone. Always very nice, $800mo+dep
The News Herad will not be,responsible for more dance. $70k+. Training at research the company Pelican Walk Real Estate,
than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for and earn above average $'s while being your own Dallas World Trade Center. you plan to do business 850-647-2473
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1 6170
MEXICO BEACH 1br 1ba
Cabin. icely 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


7W M6200 '
Bluewater
Vacation Rent-
als
has Long Term, (6
months/1 year Lease) in
-Port St. Joe and Mexico
Beach Areas. We have 2
and 3 Bedroom Town
homes, Duplexes, and
Single Family Homes,
Furnished and Unfur-
nished. Call Lois at
648-4400 (Mexico
Beach Office) or Pat at
229-6100, Port St Joe
Office.






REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
7100 Homes
7110 Beach Home/
Property
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170- Waterfront
7180 Investment
Property
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare



2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
$235K 850-762-3252 by
owner
3 BR,, 2 BAwith Garden
tub, fp, pool, separate
workshop, underground
utilities in an exclusive
neighborhood on almost 2
acres. 20 min. to gulf.
$270k call 639-2586 or
850-814-9624


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GULF AIRE, 4br/2ba, pri- MEXICO BEACH- 507 MEXICO BEACH, 34th St. PORT ST. JOE Charming GULF FRONT lot, Cape Affordable Lots MEXICO BEACH LOT, J
vate beach, pool, tennis, Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile 3br/2ba, Beachside of 2 BR 1 BA Old Florida San Bias, elevated 1/3 ac- 1 mile from Beautiful 150x100, 1 block from ded-
$350,000, Pelican Walk home on corner lot. Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well Style Cottage on a corner res lot, in great area, here St. Joseph Bay! $75K icated beach, waterview,
Real Estate, 850-647-2473 Screened porch and deck, maintained, fully furnished. lot 3 blocks from gulf. 2 is your chance for a life Call 850-227-9462 $495K. 850-596-2057 or
Fenced in back yard. Gulfview. $695,000. Joan lots total 94'x150 $269,500 time of ocean sea breezes ptationpalmsflcom 850-271-1453 AUTOOTIE M IN
Homes for Sale $275,000. Joan Lovelace Lovelace, (850)527-2560 + $150K for, house. $399K and sunsets, $849,000 plantationpalmsfl.com RECREATIOE, MARINEA
Homes for Sale 850-527-2560, Mexico Mexico Beach Harmon Re- for all. 307 12th St. Call with possible terms, BEACON HILL 1 Block to OVERSTREET 1/2 to 3+ RECREATIONAL
in Bay County Beach Harmon Realty alty, 800-239-4959 850-227-4320. 262-249-0317 water Septic, electric and acres, prices starting at 8100- Antique & Collectibles
AreaMEXICO Bwater included. $325k Call $50,000, Pelican Walk 8110- Cars
See new brick home MEXICO BEACH, Beach PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar- GULF FRONT CONDO 352-622-7574 By owner Real Estate, 850-647-2473 8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
listingsho MEXICO BEACH- 609 side of 98, 2br/2ba, pool, bara Dr.3br/2ba w/spa- Cape San Bias. Breath 8130-Trucks
at www. Georgia. 3br, 2ba on garage. Price Reduced. cious rooms Irg yard near taking views from this 3 8140-Vans
mitchellanddykes.com 75x112 corner lot. Large Was $549,900 ed Now schools, town. Fireplace in br 2 ba wth All furnish- EARLY SPRING REDUCED Finistrre Wa- 8150- Commercial
fmtchereandw.c cterview Exclusive Gated 8160 Motorcycles
Florida room, screened $499,900. Priced below family room, screened ing and appliances make SALE: Comm. in North Lagoon 8170Auto Parts
back porch. $275,000. comparable sales. Joan porch. $385,000. Joan this ready for move in or Price has been reduced area PCB, $349K. Barbara & Accessories
.-_- Joan Lovelace Lovelace, (850) 527-2560 Lovelace 850-527-2560, great Rental history. For a limited time, sel- Hindman Realty 850-527- 8210 Boats
-.., 850-527-2560, Mexico Mexico Beach Harmon Re- Mexico Beach Harmon Re- $395k. Possible terms. Call ers have reduced the 5085 8220 Personal Watercraft
Beach Harmon Realty alty, 850-648-5767. alty (800)239-4959. 262-249-0317 price on four lots in 8230 Sailboats
(800)239-4959. PRE-CONSTRUCTION Creekview Estates The Grain Bi 8240- Boat & Marine
MEXICO BEACH, New SALE on New Homes, o10- Please call one of our Supplies
MEXICO BEACH by Own- Townhouses, 3br/2ba, cated in Port St. Joe, in experienced agents for at 8310 Aircraft/Aviation
er beautiful 1/2 ac. 3 + 2 pool, $249,000 Nice location. Reasonable 7120 more information on Calf Barn Road 8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
CGC 059025/PE0051440 1/2 Cypress hm. Bu. 2000 2br/2ba, $229,000. prices Janice Hall Con- 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lo these desirable lots to Gulf County, FL 8340 opers & Trailers
pool + decking, sc porch, Pelican Walk Real Estate struction, Inc. 229-6859. e L ots, build your dream home. 8340 oorhomes
HOWARD,CREEK- 3 br, 2 outside shower, Ig laun. 850-647-2473 R great possibilities for multriced to sell at
ba Mobile Home on clear- rm, grnhse + workshop, RIVERSIDE PARK amy otyuwatedT $69,900.00 per lot 850 a h e
ed 1/2 acre, new septic, fully landscaped, sprinker OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba Panama City, FL Beautiful sewer currently a conven- 2296100 r 850 eight beautiful old grain 110
new well, new driveway, sys on timers, well for irri- on 1.25 acres. 15ft deep 2070 square foot two story ience store with gas 648-4400. Bluewater bins, is the prefect place
on Doc Whitfield Rd., gation. Two blks from fish pond, greenhouse, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, large pumps. $1,700,000. Call Reaty of Gulf County to build your getaway TO Place An Ad
paved, $96,000. Call 850- bch., furn. too much to screened porch, carport w/ garage, community pool, Joan Lovelace (Cell LLC home in the country or in The Times
227-6624. mention $435k call work shop. $274,900 an J fitness and meeting facility. 527-2560) Mexico Beach tak aivantaen nf th i s
386-299-1871 Drive by 230 Lovelace 850-527-2560, Home can be purchased Harmon527-2560) Realty FOR SALE BY OWNER takeadvantage of t ClaSSfied
MFXICO BEACH 3br/2ba, Bailey Ln. Mexico Beach Harmon Re- furnished. Sellers are li- 239-4959. GULF VIEW LOT on Cape designation providing Call
pool, fireplace, new roof, alty (800)239-4959. censed real estate bro- San Bias $499,000 113 entitlements for devel- (850) 747-5020
fresh paint, new carpet, MEXICO BEACH, kers. Call 800-859-1522 MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98 Mariners Ln, Lot 17 in opment up to thir- (850) 747-5020
$300,000, Pelican Walk $399,900 3br/2.5ba OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba General Commercial- Den- S.Beach. In X-Zone w/ ty-three (33) units, Look or
Real Estate, 850-647-2473 townhouse. Like new, fully on 2 acres, outside shed. ST JOE BEACH, 3br/2ba sity should allow Duplex. New brdwalk, New gate, out of your own back 1 (800) 345-8688
furnished, Beachside of 98 Near ,Wetappo Creek, Mobile Home, 1 block from Gulf view & Beach access. New sewer area.Call Jeff door onto approximate-
MEXICO BEACH- 4th St. Joan Lovelace, Mexico $249,900. Joan Lovelace beach, car port, shed, $695,000. Joan Lovelace, w/ an offer 404.451.2300. ly a million acres of
3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv- Beach Harmon Realty, 850-527-2560, Mexico good condition, 295,000, 850-527-2560 Mexico state parks and national '
ing room w/vaulted ceiling. 850-527-2560 or Beach Harmon Realty Pelican Walk Real Estate Beach Harmon Realty or HISTORIC forests. Visit St. Joe "'8120
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound 800-239-4959 (800)239-4959. 850-647-2473 800-239-4959 -NORTH DISTRICT Featured Properties at: 2 J W,
deck. 2 blocks from dedi- Fixer-Upper 12th St. JOE.com/land or 2004 JEEP WRANGLER,
cated beach. $349,900 MEXICO BEACH, 2br Mo- PORT ST. JOE 4 BR 2 BA ST. JOE BEACH Santa ercall1.866.JOE.LAND 6 cyl, Auto 32k miles
Joan Lovelace bile Home, close to beach, House with Extra Lot. 622 Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire- y ZonedCommercial Khaki, excellentcall 1.866.JOE.LAND condition,
850-527-2560, Mexico nice lot, $195,000, lPelican Maddox St. $189,500-Call place, hot tub, 2-car gar-- B -y-- 04 $1 0077 $16,800. 229-9022.
Beach Harmon Realty Walk Real Estate, Mark or Debbie at age. $275,000. Joan Love- 7130 404-218-0077OE
(800)239-4959. 850-647-2473 229-1500 lace 850-527-2560 Mexico ape San Bas 2 BR 2.5 HISTORIC NORTHSDE,
(800)239 -4959.BA Townhouse. Unob- 11th Street 60'x100' lot,
(800)239-4959. structed Gulf Views. .End By Owner. $65,000 Call St. Joe. Land Company I 8210
307 1 L2th Street ST. JOE BEACH Corona- unit on the #1 Beach in 404-218-0077 is under no obligation to 2003 KEYWEST 23ft Cen-
do St. '75x130 Lot. the USA. Per seller FEMA sell any property refer- ter. Console with electron-
This charming "Old Florida Style" cottage is 3 blocks from the Gulf and $259,900, Seller Motivat- flood insurance is availa- St. Joe enced herein. Prospec- ics, 200hp, 180 hours.
walking distance from downtown Port St. Joe. The house has 2 bedroom/1 ed. Joan Lovelace, Mexico ble. $595,000 Joan Love- St. Joeive purchasers may not Trailer, included. $26,500.
bath; living and dining area open to kitchen. The beautiful yard is surrounded Beach Harmon Realty lace, Mexico Beach Har- Woodlands enter upon .the property call 850-762-3252
by a picket fence with an arbor leading to a brick sidewalk. Two lots total 94 850-527-2560 or mon Realty, 850-527-5260 The land you want now without our express per-
X 150 ft. The asking,price for the house is $269,500 and $150,000 for 850-648-5767 or 850-648-5767. and years from now. mission.
the adjoining lot., There is a discounted price of $399,000 for the house ST. JOE BEACH, Land where you can8330
and lot combined. $795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner MI gi hunt, fish, hike, build or i979 COACHMEN
.. lot across from dedicated i 7150 more can be yours. 7170 I 27f 5th whee ood con-
... .. ..'- *: beach. Florida room w/un- Tracts ranging from one 27ft 5th wh! good
obstructed view of beach. 4- ACRES in Howard acre to thousands, MEXICO BEACH- water- edition. $2800 or best offer.
...... Commercial possibilities. Creek, w/ ponds, barn, throughout Northwest front, 2br/1.5ba, canal Call 850-532-1658
':' B "i. 'A".'.S...Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi- deep well, and power, Florida. See our fea- front townhome, blue wat- paar -.-r,
co. Beach Harmon Realty, $299,000, 827-2510 tured properties at: er unit 108C, Miramar Dr. O
850-527-2560 or JOE.com/Iand gulf view, 40ft., boat slip.
800-239-4959 APPROX Furn'd. Immaculate. $585k 8340
S 1.866.JOE.LAND Call (315) 525-4306. LAST 2005 HOLIDAY
5.' creToll-Free: Rambler Scepter in stock.
S- Can possibly be divided 1.866.563.5263 REDUCED RIVIERA MSRP $278,499 buy for
7110 into 1/2 acre lots, Over- VILLAS On lake, over- under $190,0001 See pic-
OCEAN VIEW, 1/4 acres street area looking PCB. S595K. tures and get your best
Call (850) 227-4320 for more information. site, with pool at Indian call William Wttington STJOE MUST SELL! Barbara price today. www.rydeals.
Shown by appointment only. Pass, $399,000, terms 8192004 Hindman Realty com 1-800-974-4525 (VIN'
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2802-F Highway 98,


Mexico Beach, FL 32410


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III 16TH St, First block from the water! Three
bedlone bath concrete block home in good condition
just steps from the beautiful beaches of Mexico Beach.
Large bedroorms/tlarge bath, fenced in yard, carportn,
central heatlair. Great rental, investment, or vacation
retreat!!! $475,000


804 Georgia, Two bed/two bath mobile home in good
condition walkable to, the beach and Toucan's Restau-
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,Lighthouse Road, lot 49, One acreiof high and dry
land just one block from the water in Canabefle. This'
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2503 B.Hwy. 98 Fantastic views from this extra large
beautiful townhouse located on tihe beachside of the
highway with tiulf view balconies on each floor. Huge
bedroom on the third floor. Comes completely furnished
and equipped ready to move into or immediately put on
the rental program. Less than 250 feet to the Gulf of
Mexico Beach and public beach access. $649,000


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412 Texas, 4,204 sq ft. Gorgeous custom built home
with an 8 minute walk to the beach Open flborplan with
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balcony. Cerannic tile, gas fireplace, screen porch, two
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108 27th St One of Mexico Beach's finest GULF
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work Great neighborhood for a future homasitel! Gourmet kitchen with granite counter, maple cabinets,
rk Grea neighborhood for a future homesiBot dock a lift, Lanai overlooking the
Princ osi,0, canal w/more covered decking for those outdoorparties!,
Beautiful low maintenance tropical landscaping. You get
it all with this house! Asking $935,000


with a large master suite, oversized garage, granite
countertops,'all stainless appliances, oversized garage,
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8857 Lighthouse- This fantastic custom built home has
everything you could possibly want. With an absolutely
great Gulf view and custom kitchen, huge laundry and
great MBR, this home also sits partially up a hill,and
offers both front and rear road acesps. Hurricane 3M
protection on the windows, reverse osmosis for drinking
water, built with 2 xe6 studs and a reinforced ceiling in
the farage for engine hoisting. This home is one not to
miss. $895,000 :


9120 Tulip Ave. A lot and a half. The half lot is wet-
lands and cannot be built on. The other lot has enough
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and bath added. Brand new kitchen with custom cabinets
and counters, new appliances, new hardwood floors and
exterior doors, paint, tile, hot water heater, irrigantion
well and pump, 5-yr termite bond and a 24'x 40 work-
shop. .51 acres, H/C Sq Ft 1,744. $335,000


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lof and has been completely remodeled by the team fea- 408 7th SL -This large home sits on a very large lot and
tured in Coastal Living for another makeover. There are is easy walking distance to dedicated beach. Home has
granite countertops, custom cabinets, custom lighting, been completely redone inside with new paint, furnish-
and custom bathroom fixtures. There is a privacy fence wings, ceramic tile and wonderful decorating. There is a
making a nice garden patio. Also includes a large work- bonus room attached to the garage that has electricity.
shop and carport.This home hasalot assets-this is one Must see inside to really appreicate. Call today for a
you need to take the time to see inside. $369,900 showing. $379,000


227 Bailey Lane Custom built home with a pool on
quiet street that contains all 1/2 acre lots. Nice neighbor-
hood with lovely homes and only about 2 blocks from
the beach. $479,900


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Joe Bay sunsets right in your front yard. Two-million
dollar home directly across the side street. This is one of
the most sought-after locations inort St, Joe. $959,000


1302 Hwy. 98 Pre-contuctimn condo directly across
the street from the Gulf. Great views. Granite or quartz
countertops, soundprooofing insulation, upgraded ceil-
ing fans and light fixtures, convection oven system, an-
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211 DeSoto St. -These 2 possibly Gulf View lots come
witih 48 storage units on them and a fenced area for dry
storage. Income producing property in a great location.
Call agent for more information. $519,000


208 Riverview Dr. Wewabitchka 75 feet on the
Chipola River. High and dry with steps/landings to
the water. Only three lots away from the boat launch.
Completely fenced, well and septic in place. Fantastic
waterfront homesite! Asking $175,000


Ocean Oasis This prime 3 acre piece of general com-
mercial property affords many opportunities. The density
allows 18 units per acre (if you want to go multi-family).
Site plan and proforna available through listing agent.
Only about .4 of a mile to the beach. Excellent develop.
ment opportunity. Property currently has 10 paid water
and sewer taps. $1,950,000


7/4 Ulorgla 2BR CLute, well taken care 01. mobile
home a short walk to the beach. One of the least ex-
pensive Mexico Beach properties. Home has spacious
Florida room addition, extra large outdoor shower, large
workshop building, one additional storage building, a
well for watering yard and plants and a stone patio with
concrete bench. $275,000


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