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Creation Date: February 2, 2006
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Lively County Commission Debates Butler Road Closing

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In a special workshop Jan. 25, the
*Gulf County Commissioners discussed
several topics, but the main focus was the
abandonment or not of Butler Road.
Discussion on the proposal to abandon
Butler Road was often heated, frequently
personal, and revolved primarily around
public beach access, an equitable swap in
land, right of way ownership, construction
and maintenance of boardwalks and public
restrooms, and whether or not the county
should abandon the road.
Commissioners were unanimous in their
objection to "giving away a quarter acre for a
two-acre road." McLemore stated more than
once, "I will not give it away, but I am open to
Williams questioned who actually owned
the right of way, the county or the private
property owners.
Several commissioners said theywondered
why, at the last commissioners' meeting, that
a motion had been proposed to abandon the
Billy Traylor said he "was stunned when I
heard the proposal [to abandon]. Even people
in Wewa the next day were saying, 'What's'
going on with that?' "
McLemore called the three developers,

who were sitting in the audience, to the front,
after most of the commissioners said they had
not even met the men.
Steven Bradley, managing partner for the
New Orchard Group, was spokesman for the
trio from south Walton County.
He apologized for any miscommunication
about the abandonment of Butler Road in
favor of the developers, saying "we believe
that the abandonment of Butler Road would
be positive for us, for Port St. Joe, and for Gulf
County. But we recognize it has to be d win-
win [situation]."
The workshop closed with Commissioner
Williams suggesting, with unanimous
agreement, that the commissioners meet
individually with the developers, and then
let them present another version of the
development plan, incorporating all of the
concerns expressed by the commissioners
and the public in this meeting.
In other business:
Commissioners reviewed the question of
remaining acreage available in the small scale
map amendments designation, which will
expire in Gulf County in 2009.
Discussion centered .on the fact that the
city of Port St .Joe has not set any criteria to
define economic development as stated under
the .mall scale designation.
- Commissioners decided to ask Dannie

Fensom Sworn In

By David Angier
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Jim Fensom on Friday became the first
man. born and raised in Port St. Joe to
become a circuit judge.
Fensom was sworn in Friday as the new-
Sest judge in the circuit that includes Bay and
Gulf cCeunties
"I started off being fortLinate," he said,
"when I was born in 'Port St. Joe."
Fensom said 'his life has been a series
of building blocks placed one on top of the
other, starting with his parents, through col-
lege where he met his wife and into private
legal practice in Pan-ama Ciry that led to his
appointment last year as circuit judge.
"The governor had 60, days in which
to make his selection." Chief Circuit Judge
William rightt said "but .Jim Fertnsom was
S so head and shoulders above his competition.
that it only took the governor 30? 40? :How
many days was it, Jim?
"Sixty-two days? I'm sorry to.bring that
S- Clifford "Sandy" Sanborn, Fensom's law
partner and fellow Gulf Countian, said Fensom
' asked him to speak at Friday's investiture so
-he :could tell those gathered that Fensom was

"a high achiever all the way from birth."
"Jim Fensom cut a very wide wake when he.
went through Port St. Joe High School before
he went off to Auburn University," Sanborn
said. "I believe he served two terms as mayor
when he was in junior high school."
Henry Coxe III, Florida Bar president-
elect. sLid he laighed when Fensom toldi-him
he was trying to become a judge
"He asked me wihy I was laughing and I
told him. '1 was lust ti-ving to picture you on,
the bench. Coxe said. He said Fensom has
asked him several times since then wvhy i[t xas
so, funny and Coxe has yet to come up with
an answer. "I don't know why I laughed. I just
thought it was funny at the time."
Florida Supreme Court .Justice Charles
Wells said circLuit and couiityL judges touch
almost evern-orne's life on a local level.
"There's always this tug of war about
judicial independence," Wells said. "It's some-
thing these judges have to live and protect
ever,' da i ri the -a\v they go about perfecting
the way they go about enforcing the la\w.
"Jim Fensom is aoing to bring that type
of respect to the circuit court of the 14th

Bolden, Executive Director of the Gulf County
Community' Development Corporation, to
define the criterion and furnish it to the
commissioners within one week.

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discussed the county's opportunity to use
an intergovernment transfer program for
17 percent matching .funds in funding the
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School District Staff Spends the Day with Future Colleagues

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
During a December visit to Wewahitchka
Elementary School. Gulf County
Superintendent Tim Wilder received resumes
from 11 candidates desiring employment with
the school district.
The candidates were hardworking. eager
to prove themselves and available to start

Superintendent Tim Wilder, clad in a W
windbreaker, greets Larry Brown's Wewahitchka Ele
S class.

work in the years 2012-2014.
All were students in Larry Brown's ESE
Brown encourages his students to begin
thinking about life after elementary school. He
"also teaches them to seize opportunities when
they arise. .
When Wilder entered Brown's room, the
students presented him their resumes in a
tidy blue folder, and
politely asked for his
consideration. '
S The students are
Il an honest 'group, and
their resumes pulled no

"Mr. Wilder, please
review the facts before
you hire the wrong
S person," Remy Miller
began, before listing
his most noteworthy
1. I am a hard
2. I always have a
positive attitude
/ 3. I amrn honest and
4.. I have good
ewahitchka Gators computer skills
ementary School ESE 5. I can and will get
the job done

In her plea, Jennifer Bryant, Class of
2013, made reference to the school district's
status as an equal opportunity employer.
"Although I am a girl, please read the facts,
before you hire anyone," she.advised.
Bryant believed her long desire to Work in
the school system and her talents as a "very
good painter" gave her an added advantage
over the competition.
In the weeks that followed, Wilder wrote
each student a personal response and invited
the class to spend the day at the district
The trip would allow the students to
witness firsthand the inner workings of the
school system and meet the people who help
make their education possible.
On Fnday, Wilder and the district staff
welcomed Brown and his students.
As is their custom on Fridays and when
meeting visitors, the boys wore ties and the
girls dressed in their nicest clothes.
After introductions from the office staff,
the students posed for picture ID cards while
Brown. made the 'most of his educational
"What does that VIP mean?" Brown asked
Cody Harrelson, who cast a quizzical gaze at
his ID card.
After a brief pause, Harrelson solved the
riddle. "Very important person," he said.
When all had received proper identification,
the students were whisked away in a school

bus for a guided tour of Port St. Joe Elementary
School conducted by guidance counselor
DeEtta Smallwood.
(See LEADERS on Page 19A)

Brandon proudly wears his VIP card.

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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Turtle Beach Inn, located
on Indian Pass, began in
1996 as a pet project of
owner Trish Petrie,
who sought a bed and
breakfast that reflected
her environmentally
conscious lifestyle.
Ten years later, it
has become the first -.
bed and breakfast
certified as a Florida
Green Lodge by the T
Florida Department the T
of Environmental consc
Protection (FDEP). guest
The Florida Green
Lodging Certification
Program is a voluntary, non-
regulatory effort that rewards
environmentally friendly
facilities in the lodging
The lengthy certification
process required the
commitment of Petrie's staff
and the talents of' Stephanie
Trevino, the Inn's "Green
Trevino routinely

corresponded with FDEP and
kept the staff abreast of the
inn's efforts to go green.
She gathered baseline
data on water and energy

Turtle Beach Inn is an environment
conscious property. Copies of our
environmental efforts are available

The entrance bulletin board idei
urtle Beach Inn as an environment
ious facility. A survey distributed
ts asks for suggestions on how to mal
and breakfast more "green friendly."

use and solid waste disposal
and looked for ways to fulfill
the Green Lodge's core
requirements in the inn's
day-to-day operations.
To become certified,
a lodging facility must
demonstrate water
conservation, energy
efficiency, waste reduction
and clean air practices.
To reduce the inn's

water consumption, the
staff installed low-flow
showerheads, faucets and
They placed cards in the
inn's four bedrooms
-- and in the adjacent
l Sand Dollar Cottage
ally and Turtle Tower that
encouraged guests
upon to re-use towels as a
means of saving water.
Landscaping the
inn with native plants
ntifies and using pine needles
itally- for mulch, a practice
to all known as Xeriscaping,
ke the also helped lower
water usage.
To increase
energy efficiency, manual
thermostats and high-
efficiency, timed lighting were
The staff also opted to
use "Tuirtle Glass" windows,
which block inside light from
illuminating the outdoors
and ensure the safety of sea
turtles nesting on the nearby
To reduce waste, the
inn purchases items in bulk
and practices "Just in Time"
buying, purchasing only what
they need to prevent food
items from spoiling.
Recycle bins in rooms
and common areas facilitate
the inn's aluminum recycling,
program, and weather
stripping and HEPA filters

(Left) Visitors at the Turtle Beach Inn can relax on the deck or in beach chairs. Because the inn is
located on a turtle nesting site, the facility features "Turtle Glass" windows, which block inside light
from illuminating the beach. (Right) An aluminum recycling program helped the inn meet the Green
Lodge's waste reduction requirements.

Turtle Beach Inn, located at 140 Painted Pony Rd, Indian Pass, is the first bed and breakfast
in the state to be certified'as a Florida Green Lodge. The Florida Green Lodging Program rewards
environmentally conscious facilities in the lodging industry.

keep the air clean in the
"People with allergies will
feel the differeAce," noted
During the
implementation process,
FDEP officials conducted
a water assessment and
reviewed the Green Lodge
checklist. Trevino was grateful
for the assistance.
"They were great to
work with. They came out so
quickly. Working with them
was a breeze," she said.
Trevino and Petrie wanted
to ring in the New Year with a
Green Lodge certification, and
got their w-ish after 11 months
of concentrated effort.
On Tuesday, DEP officials
presented Petrie the Inn's
.Green Lodge certificate.
Currently, ./ Turtle

Beach Inn has a One Palm
certification, but may
receive a Two Palm upgrade
if they maintain their, One
Palm certification for a year
and develop performance
improvement goals.
Trevino already has the
next phase covered.
During a DEP visit, an
inspector suggested that the
inn replace all kitchen sinks
to increase water efficiency.
Trevino also plans to use
more energy efficient light
bulbs and expand the inn's
recycling program to include
Observing a lack of Green
Lodges in the area, Trevino
hopes other inn owners will
pursue the certification.
She believes a little effort
will produce great rewards.
"You do need somebody

to keep track of the details
and correspond (with FDEP),
because there's a lot of
correspondence, but I think
it will be worth it," Trevino
Florida Green Lodges
receive perks that extend
beyond saving the
State and local
government employees are
encouraged to stay at certified
properties, preference is given
to Green Lodges for training
and conferences and Green
Lodges are promoted on the
FDEP website.
For information on how
.to make your hotel, motel or
inn an eco-friendly lodge, visit

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St. Joe Company Unveils Mexico Beach Annexation, Development Plan

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
At a special public
'workshop Monday in Mexico
,Beach, the St. Joe Company
*revealed their comprehensive
-plan amendment concerning
.the large annexation area
'bordering the city on the
St. Joe has requested
'that Mexico Beach and
'not Bay County annex the
'presently undeveloped land.
'Mexico Beach is in favor' of
'expanding its boundaries to
.include the expensive real
The roughly L-shaped
:tract of 524 acres runs
.from the beach across U.S.
'Highway 98, back into
:the woods around Mexico
'Beach. It encompasses the
'undeveloped land from the
western edge of Mexico
'Beach, at Canal Drive, to
'the border of Tyndall Air
Force Base, on both sides
'of the highway, and curves
east behind the city to about
.378th Street.
Thomas Morgan, St. Joe
Company's vice president
and general manager for
'Bay County, delivered the
presentation, at one point
showing pictures of the St.
Joe development WaterColor
in south Walton County,
*which he said was similar to
.the proposed Mexico Beach
Both Morgan and Angela
.Bradley, planning manager
for St. Joe, answered
questions afterward.
The proposal is the
'first of many steps in the
development of the property.
Each step of the process
'must go in front of the
Mexico Beach Planning and
Zoning Board, then to the
City Council and the public.
At each phase, the city cdn
accept or reject the proposed
Monday's meeting was
,preparation for next week's
:pitch to the Planning. and
'Zoning Board, -and the City,
,Council the following week.
SBoth are public forums.
At,' both of these
.meetings,. the St. Joe
'Company is only asking the
'city to approve to 'transmit
,a land use change request
.to the state Department of
'Community Affairs (DCA),
.changing the land.'use from

its current agriculture/
timber designation to tourist
mixed use.
The land use change
would allow the new
designation to include
residential, commercial,
office, civic and recreation
space within the
Although this first step is
solely to approve to transmit
a request for the land use
change, the presentation
showed the overall plan.
The overall density will be
a maximum of two dwellings
per acre. This can, however,
allow clusters of multiple
units scattered throughout
the entire development.
The proposed intensity,
or impervious surface ratio,
is between the current
Mexico Beach ratios of
50% residential and 90%
The maximum building
height will remain at the
city's current 48 feet.
The St. Joe Company
wants the request sent to
DCA after the Feb. 14 City
Council meeting, so DCA
can forward it to the other
necessary departments,
including the Department of
Environmental Protection.
All involved agencies then
will send their comments
on the proposed land use
change to Mexico Beach.
The entire process, plus
the city's deliberations on
the comments, will probably
take six to eight months,
said Bradley, maybe even
one year before it is adopted
by Mexico Beach.
Once the land use change
is adopted, a Planned Unit
Development (PUD) is issued,
detailing each unit within
the entire development.
This is the step in which
the city would approve what
is allowed in each part of the
entire acreage.
The PUD will need the
recommendation of the city's
Plafining and Zoning Board
and approval of the City
Council. Any changes to the
PUD would require the City
Council's approval.
Following the PUD would
be very detailed engineered
plans, ; again requiring
Planning and Zoning Board
recommendation and City
Council approval.
Questions from the small

audience and City Council
members covered public
concerns about the beach,
beach access, the proposed
new boat ramp, developers
allowed to build within the
project, and the future of
U.S. 98 within the annexed
The new city boat ramp
will not be affected by this
proposed land use change,
said Morgan. The ramp
application is already being
prepared and construction
may start in the first quarter
of this year.
When asked how close to
the beach the development
will run, Morgan said
the construction area
begins behind the Coastal
Construction Control Line
(CCCL), about 50 yards south
of the last house currently on
the west side of the Mexico
Beach canal. He said the
remainder of the beach area,
south of the CCCL, would go
into a perpetual preservation
designation and could never
be built on.
Morgan said construction
within the development
will be by both the St. Joe
Company and individual
developers who must follow
"very highly regulated
patterns from. the St. Joe
pattern book."
On the subject of public
beach access, Morgan stated
that "this beach will always
be open to the public, what's
already there [public beach
access] will remain."
However, he continued
by saying that the St. Joe
Company had "not gotten to
the point of a master plan,"
so he could not -comment.
on public beach access
specifically, but "we'd clearly
consider it at the PUD level."
He cited DEP concerns
on north-south roads in
the development area, and
environmental issues like
wetlands and the endangered
beach mouse.
But when someone
asked about the fate of
U.S. 98, because it will run
straight through the middle
of the development, Morgan
showed 'the first signs of
reluctance to answer the
He stated that the
highway would have some
turn lanes and would be
heavily landscaped. Then

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he moved immediately to the
topic of the proposed Gulf"
to Bay highway. He said
"that [Gulf to Bay highway]
is not our road, "and fif it'
ever happens, the St. Joe
Company would probably
donate the right of way for
the road."
Morgan continued by
saying "we believe that
there will always be retail
opportunities along U.S. 98,
but hopefully a back road for
big trucks will be built. That
is our desire."
In other recent St. Joe
Company developments in
Gulf and Franklin Counties,
the companyhas successfully
petitioned the state and
federal governments to move
several sections of U.S. 98
that ran through portions of
the developments.

Morgan was emphatic in
saying that this development
was not to be a gated
community, and 'that if

everything goes as planned,
construction could start
sometime in 2007.


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Editorials, Comments...

The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, February 2, 2006

A Still Shaky Case for Warrantless Surveillance

Administration spokespeople including
Vice President Dick Cheney, Attorney
General Alberto Gonzales and the president
himself, have been conducting a full-court
offensive to persuade Americans that the
program of surveillance of Americans by the
National Security Agency without a warrant
from the special secret court created by the
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was
not only legal but virtually obligatory after
the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
The campaign is no doubt intended to
soften public opinion in advance of hearings
into the matter scheduled for Feb. 6 by the
Senate Judiciary Committee.
The trouble is, every argument the
administration makes rests on shaky legal
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
Act was passed in 1978 precisely to
control the use of surveillance technology
by the government in the wake of
abuses documented during Vietnam and
Watergate. While the act allows for some
emergency exceptions, it specifically says,
"the procedures in this chapter ... shall be
the exclusive means by which electronic
surveillance may be conducted."
Supreme Court precedent says. that
when Congress has legislated in a specific
area the president's authority to act in
a way other than specified by law, even
during wartime which Congress was
never asked to declare is at its weakest.
And the FISA law says, "A person is guilty
of an offense if he intentionally engages,
in electronic surveillance ... except as.
authorized by statute."

Journalists have been criticized a lot
lately, sometimes justly, as in Dan Rather's
infamous 2004 "Memogate" report that
used a falsified document on President
Bush's military service. But journalists
still are the men and women on the front
lines of wars, riots and disasters, bringing
the news to us. Sometimes journalists are
hurt or killed.
At this. writing, ABC News co-anchpor
Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt
were being treated in Germany for serious
wounds they suffered wherek a roadside
bomb exploded Sunday near an Iraqi
military vehicle in which the newsmen
were riding north of Baghdad. (Christian
Science Monitor writer Jill Carroll remained
the hostage of an Iraqi terrorist group.)
Thel ABC newsmen are in a long line
of journalists who have been killed or
wounded in wars, perhaps none better
known than the great war correspondent
Ernie Pyle, who was killed in World War

II. And more recently, of

One can understand the president
authorizing some surveillance without
warrant as an emergency situation seemed
to warrant it. But this systematic program
has been underway for four years. That's
plenty of time to get Congress to adopt
new procedures if they were needed. That
would have been the right way to do it.
Indeed, the USA Patriot Act contained a
few minor tweaks to the FISA system, so
getting Congress to act on new procedures
was hardly out of the question.
Abraham Lincoln has been criticized,
and rightfully so, for suspending the right
to habeas corpus unilaterally during the
Civil War. But when it became apparent
the war was going to go on a while, he went
to Congress and got authorization for what
he had done. That's a sound precedent.
It is difficult to avoid the conclusion'that
the administration wanted to undertake
surveillance that the FISA court which
has refused only a handful of requests
for warrants to do surveillance in the last
20 years and Congress would not have
authorized if asked to do so openly.
We hope the Judiciary Committee
explores these and other questions
aggressively, without the kind of
grandstanding we saw during the Alito
hearings, and in a format that allows
plenty of time for follow-up questions
and perhaps incorporates staff, counsel
as well as senatorial questions. The issue
of whether the president deliberately
broke the law even with pure intentions
- is serious enough to warrant extended

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gruesomely murdered by terrorists in
Pakistan, in early 2002.
A Jan. 23 report by the International
Federation of Journalists found that
150 journalists were killed worldwide in
2005, the most ever. And according to the
Committee to Protect Journalists, from the
beginning of the. Iraq war in March 2003
until now, "61 journalists have been killed
as the result of a hostile action," reported
Newsday. By contrast, in the Vietnam War
.from 1955 to 1975, 66 journalists were
"Wherever the story was he's always
been the first to volunteer and go there,"
ABC News President David Westin said of
Mr. Woodruff. "He had, been to Iraq several
times. He was anxious to get back because
it had been awhile since he had been there.
He wanted to go."
He wanted to report the news. That's
what journalism, at its best, is about.

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by Kesley Colbert

They Don't Make 'em

Like They Used To

Me and Jordan Todd took
our best girls to a picture show
last week. I think we had the
right companions---we just se-
lected the wrong movie!
I remembered the excite-
ment that roared through the
Park Theatre years ago when
the first King Kong grabbed
Fay Wray up in his big hand.
I thought she was a goner for
sure! That big monkey was go-
ing to squash her and throw
her off the cliff. 'Course, we
didn't figure on Fay's resource-
fulness. Between screams and
struggles, a wistful grin and a
fair amount of pluck and grit
she managed to capture the
King's attention.
We left the theater in 1954
feeling sorry for Kong, and Fay.
And we were near 'bout "wrung
out" from the sheer terror of
Skull Island, the battle to cap-
ture King Kong and the death
defying climb up the Empire
State Building! I didn't believe
Leon when he told us this mov-
ie was made back in the 1930's.
No way! It was as real on the
big screen as if it was happen-
ing right before our eyes!
We spent the next month
playing King Kong. We'd get on
that hill beside George Sexton's
house and pretend one of us
was the fifty foot gorilla. The
rest of us would attack him.
Of course, we couldn't "take
him"! He'd swing a big paw and
down the hill we'd go! After he'd
rolled us all to the bottom he'd
beat on his chest and give out a
Tarzan yell.
Pam Collins or Jane Hill
(they'd take turns being Fay
Wray) would be the only one
he wouldn't toss aside.. Right
before we all had to go home,
for supper we'd chase ole Kong
up thatbig walnut tree in Mrs.
Boaz's back yard. Naturally,
Pam had to climb up there with
him and try to wave us off. We'd
throw black walnuts, baseballs
and crabapples up in there
"amongst them" until that big
ape came tumbling out.
I loved it when it came my
turn to "be" King Kong---except
for- that falling out of the tree

You think that sounds silly
today? Listen, we didn't have
t.v.'s, videos, internet dial-up
or ipods. King Kong was "it"
until the following month when
we went back to the Park The-
atre and saw John Wayne and
Montgomery Clift in "Red Riv-
er". We spent the next month
on a cattle drive up the Ch-
isholm Trail.....
I leaned over to Saman-
tha and Jordan as the lights
dimmed and said, "Yall are go-
ing to love this movie. Just wait
till that big gorilla grabs one of
those hunters!"
The first thing that sur-
prised me in this new version
was the dazzling colors of the
cars in downtown New York
City in 1936. They were bright,
bright red! And brilliant yellow!
And deep blue! And every one
of the six million that bustled to
and fro down Broadway in the
height of the depression was
shined up to a fare the well....
New York City looked bet-
ter in black and white.
The down and out girl who
had Fay Wray's part didn't look
hungry, or down, or out to me
at all. It took this crew half an
hour to get organized, find a.
ship and set sail for Skull Is-
land. Anid if it hadn't a'been for
the storm I don't think the cap-
tain would have ever found the
Folks, this new version was
already 58 minutes old before
we saw the first monkey! We
.had to endure the obligatory
"money problems, the budding
romance, the cook with the ugly
teeth, the supernatural fog, the
angry-at-the world captain, the
never quit talking and figuring
movie producer.....
Finally, King Kong hustled
in through the trees. He looked
a lot taller in black and white!
The new Fay Wray never did
look truly frightened by it all.
And, unfortunately, neither did
I just thought this movie
was moving a little slowly The
whole picture show near 'bout
ground to halt as cast, crew,
natives, dinosaurs, tyranno-

saurus rexes; giant flying grass
hoppers and slimy creatures
of every shape, form and fash-
ion floundered about on Skull
Island! It was like a "Jurassic
Park" movie broke out right in
the middle of this onel.
I got to pulling for the grass
I looked over at Jordan and
he was about asleep. No won-
der- he's got such a high grade
point average!
When the supposedly
frightened, disheveled and de-
fenseless heroine started do-
ing cartwheels, hand stands
and juggling on the high cliff to
entertain Kong I thought this
would be a perfect time to go
get some Necco Wafers and a
Coke. 'Course, to be honest I
was ready for a couple of cheese
burgers and a bucket of fries.
Only "Gone With The Wind"
could justify this length!
It took two hours and a
half for them to make it back
to New York with King Kong
in tow. The scene where he
busted loose from his chains
and started rambling down the
streets of New York was more
comical than horrifying.
The Empire State Build-.
ing looked better in black and
The bi-planes were paint,
ed with the same paint as the
bright yellow cars. Kong man-
aged to grab a couple of them
before they got him. As he si-
lently slid over the side to his
death, I heard a few sobs from
tlhe audience. I thought it was a
mercy killing!
I would accept anything
that would bring this marathon
to an end.
I was just thankful Leon
wasn't here. Or George Sexton.
Or Pam or Jane.
Samantha gave me a hug
and her wonderful smile as we
parted in front of the theater.
Jordan thanked me and said,
"Coach, next time, Ill, pick the
No wonder he's got such a
high grade point average....



(Our Readers Write

to the Editor .

Dear Sir:

I feel I have to comment
on the recommendation of
Commissioner Traylor with
the concurrence of the board,
to have Mr. Michael Tucker
"look over the county's books
and spending 'habits." Most
citizens should be aware Mr.
Tucker and his firm have been
the auditor for the annual
audit of Gulf County for several
years, a mandate by the state.
One would think if there was
a. problem with the "books"
Mr. Tucker would surely have
addressed these areas in his
audit report to the county.
Supposedly, that is what '-he
is paid for. As no alarm bells
were rung, it is evident that
the auditors found, no major
irregularities in the audit of the
"books" performed last year, or
did not say anything. I am sure
the "books" are kept per Florida
Statutes. The problem with the
budget is spending
The selection of Mr.
Tucker would produce a

whitewash for Gulf County
administration, at an exorbitant
cost, and at a cost we have
already paid once with last
year's annual audit. First, Mr.'
Tucker is not an independent
entity, as he'has been on the
county's payroll for the annual
audit for years. It does not take
a CPA to understand we have
a spending problem, just look
at this year's budget. Second,
it seems Commissioner Traylor
has already worked out a deal
with Mr. Tucker and his firm,
as the price has been set.
Third, .why are the "books"
being audited again, that was
accomplished by the annual
audit? Again, the problem in
Gulf County is how the county
spends money, not how they
keep the books. Fourth, the
expenditure of $40,000 for
Mr. Tucker's "independent"
audit, is just as ridiculous
as Commissioner's Traylor's
thinking we don't have a
spending problem. Since
Mr. Tucker has been doing'
the county's audit for years,
he should already know the
county's system, so why such
a high cost? Fifth, if we are
to spend that, much 'money
for another audit, a solution
for the fund source ($40,000),
and stop wasteful spending
at the same time would be for
the commissioners to eliminate
their discretionary spending

of $12,000 which each
commissioner has. I am sure
there is $40,000 remaining in
the. funds. The discretionary
spending, by the way, has been
addressed by Mr. Tucker in
past audits. He recommended
it be terminated, as it is not per
Florida Statute. Mr. Peters
has even made motions at
different times to eliminate this
wasteful spending. The motion
has never received a majority
vote by the commission for the
elimination. It is nothing but
a "vote getter" and everyone
knows it.
The County Commission
is always quick to form a
committee. Rather.than spend
$40,000 to audit the "books"
that has already been done,
and look for areas that waste
money, why not form another
committee to look into this
spending problem first. I
know without a doubt, there
are numerous citizens that
would be happy to look into
this issue. They are retired
from the business world with
more experience in business
management than a vast
majority of the commissioners
sitting on the board. However,
this committee must have full
authority to look into all areas
of the county's operation.
Each member should be able
to appoint anyone they choose
to a committee without the

other commissioners' approval.
When one commissioner has
the ability to disapprove another
commissioner's selection for
the committee, it is already
the beginning of a whitewash.
They are guaranteeing the
results they' want from the
committee. The appointment
of 10 people rather than five,
will ensure there are enough
people to look at all-areas,,and
it would be easier to have a
quorum to actually get things
If the County Commission
is not satisfied with the
committee's report, then have a
paid audit. However, if the Gulf
County Commission is actually
going to spend $40,000 of our
tax money for an audit, then it
should be with a firm'that has
had no previous dealing with
. Gulf County. This will produce
a truly "independent" audit, not
a whitewash.


Debbie Ashbrook
St. Joe Beach

Dear Editor:

We disagree with your
editorial in the Jan. 26 issue
entitled "Doing the Re-Election
Tango" wherein you criticize
the Gulf County Commission

for their unanimous agreement
to hire a CPA to perform an
independent audit of the county
The Executive Committee
of the Gulf County Economic
Development Council has been
concerned about the rise of Ad
Valorem Taxes in recent years
due to the negative impact on
businesses and it has charged
the Director, Alan McNair, to
register this concern with the
Commissioners. However, we,
also understand that economic
growth requires additional
infrastructure and services
from government.
Two weeks ago, McNair
suggested to Commissioner
(Billy) Traylor that a budget
review by an independent third
party would "open the files"
to tax payers and give them
the opportunity to tell the
Commissioners which services
they, the tax payers, want to
eliminate. We trust you will
report thoroughly on this as it

Alan McNair *
Executive Director
Gulf County Economic
Development Council

Dear Editor:

In the article in the Jan. 26
issue titled "RPZs: Appliance

for the Front Yard," Mexico
Beach Mayor Chuck Risinger
makes a powerful case for
not requiring homeowners
to spend upwards of $500 to
install RPZs (plus $100 a year
for inspections) on their city
water lines,. These devices were
designed for use in industry
where potable water lines
are connected .to hazardous
chemical lines. The Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP) requirement
for' homeowners to install these
devices creates more hazards
and problems than it solves.
This is an issue not just
for Mexico Beach, but also for
Gulf County residents who
have water supplied by a public
water system. At a workshop
on the RPZ requirement held
last year at Mexico Beach, a
FDEP representative was asked
why homeowners in Port St.
Joe and other communities
were not, required to install
RPZs. His response was "We
just haven't gotten to them
yet. After our next inspection
of their water system it will be
a requirement." The Port St.
Joe City Commission and the
Wewahitchka City Commission
should join Mexico Beach in
petitioning our state legislators
to exempt homeowners from
this onerous requirement.
Henry Horst
Port St. Joe


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On Jan. 25,
Mexico Beach Mayor
Chuck Risinger asked
the City Council to'
consider naming the
city's new west end
bridge in honor of
city founder Charlie
Parker. All city council
members gave verbal
agreement to the
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Arts In Education: A Catch-22 Under No Child

Left Behind and FCAT?

(This is the second of a two-
part article)
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

What would you like to
see in arts in education in
Gulf County schools?
What do you think the
reality is for expanded arts in
education here?
How can Gulf County
schools reconcile arts as part
of the core curriculum as
mandated by the "No Child
Left Behind" policy, instead of
having arts as electives?
As Gulf County School
Superintendent Tim Wilder
contemplated the above
questions, he sighed and
shook his head.
"I'm a big arts kind of
guy," said Wilder. "The arts
are a nice break from the
rigors of math and science."
But, he added, the state
receives a lot of pressure from
individual legislators who see
traditional academic subjects,
especially math and science,
as the more important ones.
I Wilder also acknowledges
the evidence that points
to student improvement
in reading, math, science,
geography, history and
other subjects with regular
participation in the arts in

In Gulf County Wilder
said the school system has
been adding the arts little by
little in both Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe elementary
Port St Joe High School
has band, chorus, drama
and art, with more limited
offerings in Wewahitchka.
Wewa has fewer teachers
with arts certifications, fewer
students and less interest 'by
students in the arts.
"The interest is not
quite there yet," said Wilder,
"because they haven't had
as much exposure. But it's
However, in reality Wilder
does not see the present
curriculum expanding the
arts significantly in Gulf
County schools because, he
said, the curriculum demands
are getting more rigorous.
"It's frustrating," he said.
"If we held classes 12 hours
a day, 365 days a year, we
might get it all in."
Every time a subject is
expanded or added, another
must be dropped. When the
state legislature mandates
additional required credits in.
a traditional subject, time for
electives is reduced. Much of
the recent additional credit
requirements are a direct
result of state testing.


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New Grade Classifications Possible

Currently in the Florida legislature is a bill that has
already passed committee and is on its way to the house
and senate.
The bill will discard the traditional designations of
freshman, sophomore, junior and senior, replacing them
with Level I-IV. Educators hope it will help take away the
stigma of being held back, or being in one grade when a
student is older than his classmates.
The bill also stipulates that a student remain in a level
as long as it takes to complete the requirements.
"It looks favorable at this point," said Gulf County School
Superintendent Tim Wilder.
Wilder will ,wait until he sees the final wording of the
bill before making a decision about, the change, but does
plan to testify at the legislative hearings on the bill. But,
he promised, "I will be very careful to the wording of any bill
before I vote on it," he said.

In Wilder's opinion,
the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) "has
changed everything: the way
we see kids, the way we grow
academically, how we assess.
The FCAT has changed
education in Florida."
Some major figures in
educational administration
second Wilder's views. Sir Ken
Robinson, senior advisor for
education to the J. Paul Getty
Trust, stated in an address to
the Education Commission of
the States (ECS) at the 2005
National Forum of Education
Policy that "much of what we
teach in education is about
not being wrong, about not
taking risks, about knowing
there's a right answer and it's
at the back and you're not to
He believes that

worldwide, the real growth era
is the intellectual industries,
including the arts, software,
science and technology -
areas where new ideas matter
"Many countries recognize
now that the future of national
economies depends upon
a steady flow of innovative
ideas," said Robinson.
He feels that the arts are
a powerful force of change in
education reform and teach
many thing children will need
for the new economic world
"Our task," he said, "is to
channel them into the main
stream of education. The only
way to do this is to have the
arts sitting squarely with the
sciences, physical education,
humanities and language."

Support Builds For

National Catastrophe Plan

Tom Gallagher, Florida's
chief financial officer, today said
he welcomed and is encouraged
by new support from both the
public and private sectors for
creating a national catastrophic
property insurance fund. A
national catastrophe fund is one
of several solutions Gallagher
proposed last November to
strengthen Florida's insurance
market and to better protect
homeowners. Gallagher first
proposed the creation of a
national catastrophe fund more
than 13 years ago.
"Following Hurricane
Andrew, I saw the need for
our nation to prepare for
catastrophic events. I'm
encouraged to see growing
support and momentum
building for a national
catastrophe plan," Gallagher
said. "With 115 major disaster
declarations in more than 30
different states over the past
two years, a national safety net
will better protect and serve
homeowners across the country
if a devastating catastrophe
Last week, Colorado
Insurance Commissioner
David Rivera said it is time
for a discussion on how we
can pre-fund disasters. and
handlecatastrophic losses in
a more pro-active manner.
The chief executives of
three of the largest' national
insurance companies are
also expressingsupport for
the creation of a national
catastrophe program.
Insurance commissioners
from Florida, New York,
Illinois, and California held a
summit last November to begin
development of a national

catastrophe fund. The summit
was followed with action by the
Association of Insurance
Commissioners to adopt
a resolution supporting a
national catastrophe plan. The
National Association of Realtors
continues to support a National
Catastrophe Plan.
Legislation to create such a
fund has been filed in Congress
by Florida Representatives
Ginny Brown-Waite and Clay
In addition, USA Today,
The Miami Herald, The St.
Petersburg Times, The Orlando
Sentinel and The South
Florida Sun-Sentinel are just
a few of the leading national
news publications that have
published editorials supporting
a national catastrophe fund.
The problem of affordability
and availability of homeowners
insurance continues as a major
national insurer has elected to
stop offering new
policies in areas of New
York including New York City,
Westchester County and Long
Island due to hurricane and
wind storm risk.
As a statewide elected
officer of the Florida Cabinet,
Chief Financial Officer Tom
Gallagher oversees the
Department of Financial
Services, a multi-division
state agency responsible for
management of state funds and
unclaimed property, assisting
consumers who request
information and help related
to financial services, and
investigating financial fraud.
Gallagher also serves as the
State Fire Marshal.

Boyd Announces Telecom

Priorities To Help
Congressional Rural Cau-
cus hosts forums on the future
of rural telecom
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida), Co-Chair-
man of the Congressional Rural
Caucus (CRC), today joined his
colleagues in the CRC to unveil
the telecommunications priori-
ties for 2006. As Congress pre-
pares to reauthorize the 1996
Telecommunications Act, the
CRC will work to ensure that all
Americans, regardless of where
they live, have access to afford-
able and reliable communica-
tions services.
"Rural America cannot be
left behind when it comes to
national policy decisions," said
Congressman Boyd. "As we
re-examine the Telecommuni-
cations Act this year, we must
encompass the needs of all'
types of communities so that all
Americans can have access to
advanced broadband services
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Sharks Win Two of Three, Now Ranked No.


Port St. Joe stopped an
Alabama school's 19-game
winning streak and split a
pair of road district games
as the Sharks (13-9 over-
all, 5-1 in the district) aim
toward next week's District
4-2A tournament.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Port St. Joe 66,
Liberty County 63
The Sharks built a dou-
ble-digit lead only to see it
melt away in the second half
before holding off Liberty
A 28-point third quar-
ter helped the Sharks to an
19-point lead' after three

These Sharks are proving
to be fairly precocious three-
\year-olds. i
The Port St. Joe High
. School boys' soccer team, in
just its third year of competi-
tion, cemented the school's
second-straight district title
in soccer last week, earning
the right to host a regional
quarterfinal on Thursday.
By shutting out West
Gadsden 5-0 last Thursday
for the District 1-2A cham-
pionship, the Sharks put
S .themselves ih position to host
Arlington Country Day (9-6-5,
according to theFlorida High
School Athletics Association
Website) at 7 p.m. Thursday
at Shark Stadium in a Region
1-2A quarterfinal.
'"Their record is similar to
ours," said Port St. Joe coach
Tom Curry. "1Tm looking for-
ward to. this game. It should
be a pretty good game."
The Sharks enter the
regional with a 12-6-1 record
and appear, given a solid win

quarters, but Liberty County
countered by out-scoring
Port St. Joe 25-15 in the final
"We had a big lead head-
ing into the fourth quarter
and just played sloppy, didn't
execute,"' said Port St. Joe
coach Derek Kurnitsky.
The Sharks played with-
out Ash Parker who was
ill, and Kurnitsky brought
up several players from the
junior varsity to play this
Rashard Rouse led
the way with a game-high
20 points, with Kelly Miller
adding 13 points. Zack Lee

2006 PSJ Shark Baseball

100 Inning/Alumni Game

We appreciate your contribution to the Shark Baseball
Program and the individual player. Each player will have
the chance to earn different sport equipment that will benefit
them throughout the year.
The 100 Inning Game has been changed to Saturday, Feb.
18 at 9 a.m. Any innings not completed on Saturday will be
played during out regular practice days.
The Alumni Baseball Game will be played on Sat. Feb.
4th, at 1p.m. We had to move this game up because of the
new lighting system going in at Shark Complex.
These innings will count toward the 100 inning. The
.Alumni Team will be announced at, a later date. The conces-
sion stand will be open for this game.
All money must be collected and turned in by Feb. 10.
Checks should be made out to Port St. Joe Baseball.
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over Arnold to end the regu-
lar-season and their perfor-
mance in the district tourna-.
ment, to be peaking at the
Right moment.
"It was one of the better
games we've played this sea-
son," said midfielder Jimmy,
Curry of the whitewash of
West Gadsden. In two regu-
lar-season meetings between
the schools, the Sharks had
gone 0-1-1.
"It was the way we should
have played every time we've
played West .,Gadsden,"
Jimmy Curry said of the dis-
trict final, in which he scored
a, goal and set up another.
"We just played our game. We
were more aggressive, passed
better. I don't think they were
Prepared for us to play that
West Gadsden took con-
trol during the first 10 min-
utes of the game and had
two breakaways which it was
unable to cash in for.goals.
"After that we never

had six points and Ricardo
Clemmons, Arsenio Sanders,
Billy Martin, Ash Larry and
Daniel Welch all had four
points apiece. ,
Friday, Jan. 27
West Gadsden 45,
Port St. Joe 44
The Sharks once again
headed into the final period
with a healthy lead, but West
Gadsden's offense came to
life in the final period and the
host team squeaked by the
The Sharks were up 40-
32 after three quarters but
managed just four points in
the final quarter to suffer
their first district loss.
"We played not to lose,"
Kurnitsky said. ,"We had a
10-point lead in the second
half and played not to lose. It
was a learning experience."
Parker led the Sharks
with 12 points and Rouse
added 10 points. Sanders had
six points, Lee and Miller four
each, Welch and Mike Quinn
added three points apiece
and Larry finished with two
Saturday, Jan. 28
Port St. Joe 47,
Florala (Ala.) 45
The Sharks ended
Florala's 19-game winning
streak by coming from behind
in the second half to edge the
No. 2 Class 1A team north of
the border.

looked back," said Tom Curry.
"We just dominated the game-
We had some pretty good
work on defense and (goal-
keeper) Sam. Ellmer made six
or seven saves."
Will Just opened the scor-
ing for the Sharks with an
assist from Mica Ashcraft.
Zeke Stephens, with an
assist from Jimmy Curry,
made it 2-0 'before Phillip
Fuze made it 3-0 on a penalty]
"It was a gorgeous kick,"
Tom Curry said. "He's a
defenseman, so he doesn't
score a lot for us, but' this
was the second penalty kick
he's scored this season. He's
just very good with. them."
Ashcraft and Just com-
bined on the fourth goal, this
one scored by Ashcraft off an
assist from Just.
Jimmy Curry completed
the, scoring on an unassisted

Florala, hitting from the
outside, built an early lead
and stayed in the lead until
the final period, when the
Sharks, playing again without
Parker, who was on a recruit-
ing trip, ended the week with
a significant win.
"It was a real nice win for
us," Kurnitsky said. "It was a
good comeback for us."
Rouse led the way with
15 points for the Sharks.
Miller had nine points, Larry .
and Sanders seven apiece.
Quinn added four points,'
Matt Gannon and Clemmons
two each and Lee on6 point.
The Sharks hosted Bay
on Tuesday night and will I
travel to Graceville on Friday
before hosting Graceville in a
make-up game on Saturday. .1,
Saturday's game, with a 7
p.m. tip-off, is Senior Night.
The Sharks host the dis-
trict tournament beginning
next Tuesday.

Shark 100 Club Commemorates

20th Year with Generous Donation

The Shark 100 Club is
celebrating the 20th year of
supporting Port St. Joe High
School athletic programs.
Since 1986 the business
and individual members have
contributed over $100,000 to
help furid Shark athletics.
During that span of time
the program has won state
championships in basketball,
football, baseball, track
and weightlifting a level of
success that no other high
school program in the state.
has achieved.
The club was formed in,
1986 through the. efforts of
ther- head football coach and
athletic director, Phil Lanford,
who solicited support from
interested individuals.
The initial board included
Teedy Nobles, Willie Ramsey
and Ralph Roberson, with
Teedy Nobles serving as the

first president.
Ralph Roberson
served as president

There are several people'
who have been dedicated
members of the club for each
of the past 20 years including
George Duren, Rex Buzzett,
Greg Johnson, Willie Ramsey,
Ralph Roberson and Roy
The Shark 100 Club
carries on a legacy of
community support that
was 'begun by the Shark
Quarterback Club : and
instilled by such people as
Dave Maddox, C.W. Roberts,
Leonard Belin, Gene Raffield.
Walter Wilder. Bill Altstaetter.

Charlie Norton and many
others in the earlier days of
Shark athletics.
Under the current board
of Greg Johnson, Willie
Ramsey and Ralph Roberson,
and with the support of the
many business and individual
members, the Shark 100 Club
will continue the legacy of
supporting Shark Athletics.
On behalf of the members
that make it possible with
their contributions, the Shark
100 Club last Thursday
donated. $6,500 to the Port
St. 'Joe High School Athletic


The club was formed
to provide community and
monetary support to the
athletic programs at Port St.
Joe High School.
There has been a
misperception that the
program supported only
football, when in reality it
has provided support to the
athletic department as a

Shark 100 Club president Ralph Roberson, joined by 100 club
members Greg Johnson and Willie Ramsey, presents Port St. Joe
High School athletic director John Palmer with a check for $6,500
for the school's athletic department.


Port St. Joe High School


Rouse, a.
s o p h o n oie

the Sharks with
15 points in their win over Florala, Ala.
Rouse also had 10 points in a loss to
West-Gadsden, one of just two Sharks in
double-digits for the game.


I Ashcraft

Ashcraft, a
junior forward, set
up Will Just for
a the opening goal
and later added
a goal to make
the score 4-0 as
Port St. Joe won
its second-straight district soccer cham-
pionship. The Sharks will host Arlington
Country Day in the regional quarterfinals
on Thursday.


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Gator Grapplers End Season on Up Note; District Tourney Saturday

Until late last season
they did not even have a
regulation mat.
To complete the 2005-06
regular season, the Gators
put the mat to good use.
Wewahitchka High
School's wrestling team,
the first grappling team in
the county in more than a
decade, finished the regu-
lar season last week with a
win over District 1-1A rival

It was one of three dual
meet wins for the Gators,
who in their first full season
of competition in, well, a long
time, took significant strides
under Coach Todd Johnson,
who came to Gulf County
from Colorado in August.
The Gators recorded
dual meet wins over Gulf
Breeze, Bozeman and a pri-
vate school out of Shreveport,
La., and were competitive in
several meets, though a lack

of numbers and experience
played out repeatedly during
the season.
"We started with 14
wrestlers and now we are
down to 10," Johnson said.
"Wewahitchka has never had
a program. My wrestlers are
great. They will do anything I
ask of them. They are a good
The program took some
tentative steps last sea-
son, with a local volunteer

coaching about seven wres-
tlers who competed in sev-
eral meets but had not dual
meets and sporadic success.
It was not until late in the
season that the school even
secured a regulation wres-
tling mat.
The record this year
would be even better,
Johnson noted, if not for the
lack of athletes to fill a com-
plete roster, resulting in for-
feits which have proved the

The Beach Blast Triathlons

difference in several meets.
The Gators lost at least
three matches by a margin
which could have been closed
had Wewahitchka had grap-
plers in every weight class.
"If we had more wrestlers
we would have won more
matches," Johnson said. "A
lot of matches we have lost
because of forfeits."
The. district meet will
take place Saturday at Bay
High. The top four finish-
ers in each weight class will
advance to regional competi-
"Overall we've done

pretty well," Johnson said.
"We have a chance to qualify
three or four to the regional
if we can get them in the
right places and they.wrestle
the way they should."
The results of last week's
48-30 win over Bozeman:
Wewahitchka wrestlers listed first.
103- Chase Duckworth won by for-
feit; 112 forfeit to Swinney; 119 for-
feit to Walsh; 125 Jesse Jones pinned
by Bartlett; 130 Josh Lollie won by
forfeit; 135 Shane McDonald won by
forfeit; 140 Chris Murphy pinned by
Stanford; 145 double forfeit, neither
team scored; 152 Shawn Rich won by
forfeit; 160 Rian Hall pinned Lard, 1:47;
171 J.J. Roberts won by forfeit; 189
- Nathan Rish pinned Gates, 1:52; 215
- Robert Brown pinned Papa, 3:02; Hwy.
- forfeit to Graves.

by Brian Marshall
When you ask most peo-
ple about Triathlon the first
thing that comes to mind
is 'crazy '. There are vague
memories of the Hawaiian
Ironman that is aired each
fall on TV showing people
crawling to the finish line
or lying on the road crying.
Obviously these images don't
represent the average triath-
lon or triathlete.
Triathlon consists of
swimming, biking and run-
ning and varies in length
and difficulty. The most
popular event is the Sprint
Distance, usually consisting
of a .4 mile swim, 15 mile
bike ride and 3.1 mile (5k)
run. While this distance
is still very challenging it
pales in. comparison to the
Ironman distance of 2.4 mile
swim, 112 mile bike ride,
and full marathon of 26.2
Over the past decade
triathlon has dramatical-
ly increased in popularity.
Races can be found through-
out the entire world. On
April 22nd Beacon Hill Park
will be host to the 2nd annu-
al 'Beach Blast Triathlon.
This is a Sprint distance race
open to all who would like to
challenge their ability.
The portion of the event
that is always most chal-

lenging for athletes is the
swim, which takes place in
the Gulf of Mexico. Waves,
water .temperature and sim-
ple fear of the unknown can
keep many would be triath-
letes from attempting this
race. It is for this reason
that the event also includes
a Duathlon. This race fol-
lows the same course as the
triathlon except the swim is
replaced with a 1.5 mile run
on the beach. This takes
away the excuse of 'oh, I am
not a swimmer'.
There is also one more
option for those who are still
intimidated by the race. This
event will allow relay teams
to participate. The race can
be broken up anyway the
team desires and. prizes are
awarded for relay teams as
well as individuals.
Last years Beach Blast
event was a tremendous suc-
cess. There were around
150 participants and a good
time was had by all. One of
the great things about tri-
athlon races is that only a
handful of people are there
with .the .idea of winning.
The rest of the participants
are there to test themselves
and enjoy the camaraderie of
likeminded individuals..
This year the event
has grown from the spring
sprint distance race on

April 22nd to include an,
Olympic Distance event on
September 23rd. This is the
only Olympic Distance race
in the region. This distance
was previously referred to as
the International Distance,
then triathlon was added as
an Olympic event and the

Final registration for the
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Saturday, February 4, at
Vision Bank in Wewahitchka.
Children ages. 4 to 14 years
of age, on or before April
30th, 2006 are eligible to
Registration Forms will
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name stuck. The Olympic
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mile bike ride and 6.2 mile
(10k) run.
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Lady Shark Softball Grill

Calvin Pryor was the.winner of the Port St. Joe High School
Softball team grill drawing. Pictured is Coach Jim Belin presenting
Calvin's daughter Tiara with the grill. Thanks to all who donated
and a special thanks to the Port St. Joe High School welding class
and their teacher Mr. Tommy Knox.

Lady Shark Softball Alumni

Game Saturday
Shark softball practice has begun and Saturday at 11
a.m. the "new" Sharks will take on the& "old" Sharks in an
Alumni Game. Past players versus present players will begin
play at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Port St. Joe High
School Softball Complex. It will be a day of enjoyment and
remembering the good ole days of high school.
Anyone former Port St. Joe High School softball players
that have not signed up to play should contact Jena Johnson
at 340-1321.


Wewahitchka High-School

Wewahitchka High School

Wrestling Team

In the program's first full season they didn't even
have a regulation mat last year the Gators ended on an
upnote with a dual meet win over Bozeman.
As they head to the district tournament this weekend
at Bay High, Coach'Todd Johnson is optimistic of ad-
vancing three or four wrestlers to the regional tourna-

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Landlord Murderer To Get Life In Prison

By David Angier
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Aaron Scott Garner will
be, sentenced in March to life
in prison for killing a Mexico
Beach woman with a rock.
Garner, 32, pleaded
no contest Wednesday to
the first-degree murder of
Rebecca Ann Shepherd, 57,
who was found dead in her
home July 21.
Investigators said Garner

told them he beat Shepherd
to death with a piece of wood
and a rock because he felt
she was charging him too
much for rent.
Circuit Judge Don T.
Sirmons scheduled sentenc-
ing in the case for March 6,
the day Garner was sched-
uled to begin trial. Instead,
Shepherd's family will be
given the opportunity to
address the court before

Sirmons sentences Garner.
Prosecutor Shane Vann
told Sirmons that the state
agreed to waive the death pen-
alty in exchange for Garner's
plea. The only penalty that
Sirmons can legally apply
now is life in prison without
the possibility of parole.
"We came to this decision
after speaking with the vic-
tim's family at great length,"
Vann told Sirmons.

Shepherd's family will
have to come in from Indiana
and Texas to attend the hear-
Sirmons meticulous-
ly went through a series of
questions with Garner on
Wednesday to make sure
he understood what he was
doing. Garner told the judge
he is on four medications for
mental disorders.
"Between now and the

actual sentencing date you
cannot change your mind,"
Sirmons told Garner. "Unless
there's a valid legal reason
to change the plea, the plea
would stay in effect."
Garner's lawyer, Deputy
Public Defender Walter Smith,
had indicated earlier in the
legal process that he consid-
ered an insanity defense in
this case. Garner was found
to be mentally competent for

trial after being examined by
three psychologists.
Smith told Sirmons that
the plea negotiations picked
up within the last few days.
Garner's acceptance of the
plea was in question until a'
few minutes before he entered.
the courtroom.

Auction and Goodies Featured

at Preserv
Good food, good music
and goodies, period, will be
on tap during the annual
Open House at the St. Joseph
State Buffer Preserve.
Festivities will take place
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. E.T.
on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the
Buffer Preserve Center, locat-
ed at 3915 S.R. C-30 in Port
St. Joe, about a mile north of
Simmons Bayou.
The Open House is spon-
sored by the Friends of the St.
Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc., a
citizen grassroots organiza-
tion aimed at raising funds
for and supporting programs
at the Buffer Preserve and St.
Joseph Bay, one of Florida's
41 aquatic preserves.
A shrimp boil, as in pre-
vious years, will be the main
focus, with a plate of shrimp,
corn, kielbasa sausage, pota-
toes and garlic bread, boiled

e Open Ho
to perfection, available, along
with tea, at a cost of $8 per
Music will also be pro-
vided for diners on the deck
of the Preserve Center and
tours of the Buffer Preserve
more than 5,000 acres
of pine forests, savannahs
and wetlands will also be
conducted by Preserve staff
and members of the Friends
Additionally, there will
be door prizes a calendar
from the Friends, T-shirts
from the Friends, Loggerhead
-Grill and the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve, wood carvings from
Turtle Beach Inn given
away throughout the Open
House and, in a first, a silent
auction will be held to raise
Among the items to be

auctioned off:
A ceramic tile mural of
an owl by local artist Lynn
Matty; a two night stay at
Whispering Pines; a $30 gift
certificate to Sunset Coastal
Grill; $25 worth of shrimp
from St. Joe Shrimp; a $50
gift certificate to Loggerhead
Grill; a Valentine basket from
Lulu's Sweet Expectations; a
$50 gift certificate to Petals
by the Bay; two $25 gift cer-
tificates from Happy Ours; a
$50 photo shoot from Debbie
Hooper; a, Vic Ramos photo-
graph; a night in a cabin from

Indian Pass Campground;
a one-night stay at Turtle
Beach Inn; a book on the
Forgotten Coast from Island
Adventures; wine from The
Port; and an assortment of
other goodies.

Thomasville Antiques Show

and Sale Runs March 3-5

Thomasville Antiques Show
and Sale huns March 3 5,

Often called the finest
small antiques show in the
country, the seventeenth
annual Thomasville Antiques
Show and Sale opens Friday,
March 3, and continues
through Sunday, March
6, at the Exchange Club
Fairgrounds on Ga. 122.
Twenty-eight dealers from 14
states will participate in the
show, offering a full range of
antiques from fine English
and French furniture to
estate jewelry to sporting art
and botanical prints.
The Thomasville show
offers something for everyone.
Guests can shop the selection

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of fine antiques, speak with
the dealers about collecting,
and attend .up to three
lectures, enhancing one's
understanding of antiques.
Special events include a
Preview Party for benefactors
and patrons on Thursday,
March 2, as well as the "Cork
and Fork" wine tasting on
Saturday, March 4.
Many of the country's finest
dealers have returned to the
Thomasville show. These
dealers include Laura Pearce,
Ltd., from Atlanta, who offers
estate jewelry, James Galley
from Lederach, Pennsylvania,
whose specialty is Chinese
porcelain, William Secord
Gallery, Inc. of New York, and
William Blair, Ltd. Inc., of
Hammond. Louisiana.
Each year, well-known
figures in the world of
antiques and related fields
are invited to deliver lectures
at the show. Over brunch on
Friday, March 3, at 11 a.m.,
internationally recognized
floral designer Ron Morgan,
,of the San Francisco bay
area, will present his lecture,
"Tablescapes". Ron has a
unique talent for turning
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extraordinary containers.
Also on Friday, March 3, at.
3:30, popular silver retailer, -
and lecturer Harry Robertson,
of Atlanta, will conduct on
Afternoon Tea and lecture on
"The History of Tea Drinking
and the Development of the
Silver Service." On Saturday,,'
March 4, at 10 a.m., Judith
Miller, of London, England,
will present her lecture, "My
Collecting Journey, in Blue
and White Ceramics." A
regular on Martha Stewart
and having published the':'
international -best-selling "
Miller's Antique Pricing Guide,
Ms. Miller is sure to be an
outstanding speaker.
All proceeds .from the' ,
Thomasville Antiques Show
and Sale benefit children's'
programs. Tickets are $10,' -
lecture tickets $25 and -'
include brunch or tea,''
and information about the
Preview Party and special
events are available at or by-
contacting MACROBUTTON
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Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is pleased to
announce the transition of
one of its employees, the
promotions of two of its
employees and the addition
of two new employees to its
Doug Piercy has
transferred from the title of
Mechanic of the Wewahitchka
headquarter office to the title
of Equipment Operator in
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proposed new county
According to McFarland,
it is an excellent program,
and the commissioners
agreed Io make a motion to
avail themselves of it at the
next conmission meeting.
Usihg the matching funds
while tley are available will
reduce :he county's financial
commitment to Sacred Heart
Hospitd in the future.
another topic was a
CIGP gKant with an imminent

Andy Dick was recently
promoted from the title of
Lead Line Technician in
the Southport Operations
department to the title of
Supervisor of Service in the
Southport district office. In
his new position, Dick will
be responsible for managing
meter reading activities
and construction and
maintenance; ensuring all
outage forms are completed;
reviewing and scheduling
work on a daily basis;

deadline, providing 50/50
matching Department of
Transportation funds if the
criteria of the grant were
In order to qualify, the
road chosen for funding was
supposed to help relieve
congestion on state roads
and help with evacuation.
Chairman Carmen McLemore
stated that the six-mile
Howard Creek Road needed
widening and repaving and
he suggested the road for the

responding to member
complaints regarding service
and requests for service; and
managing the installation,
removal and improvement
of single- and three-phase
meters for cut-ins and cut-
outs. Dick is a 17 /V2-year
employee of Gulf Coast
Pam Harden has also
been promoted from the
Wewahitchka Office Services
department to the title of
Work Order Clerk in the

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unanimously decided that
since they only had one week
to send in the estimate on the
road work, they would accede
to' McLemore's suggestion of
Howard Creek Road as the
recipient of the grant.
Commissioner Bill
Williams closed the topic
by stating that since this
grant is a yearly grant, the
commissioners needed to
plan ahead next year.

Winter Is Manatee Season In Citrus County

Waile colder climes see
snow each winter, the warm
waten around Crystal River
and lomosassa on Florida's
westr-n coast welcome North
Ameicals largest manatee
assembly. And this year is
no reception.
Scientists spotted over
400 of the gentle marine
mimmals in county water-
way in late December, and
the; gathering is still going
strong. Fed by warm natural
springs, the .area's rivers,
basis and estuaries attract
mplatees from the compara-
tixly colder waters of the
Gilf of Mexico.
1"Manatees simply don't
cre for the cold," said
1\ry Craven,- manager of
tie Citrus County Visitors
Convention Bureau, "just

like many of our human win-
ter guests.'
Many visitors come
expressly to see the mana-
tees, Craven said, and Citrus
County is also the only place
in the United States. where
people can legally swim and
snorkel with the. serene sea
An abundance of local
guide services makes arrang-
ing a manatee encounter
easy. .Some area accom-,
.modations have in-house
guides, 'and the Visitors
Bureau provides free assis-
tance to guests planning a
sea cow viewing expedition.
More information on mana-
tee encounters and a list of
local guide and equipment-
rental services is available
on the Web at VisitCitrus.

The best opportunities
for swimming with mana-
tees occur midweek, when
boat traffic slackens, Craven
- To learn about area
accommodations and. other
natural attractions in Citrus
County, contact the Citrus
County Visitors & Convention
Bureau at 1-800-587-6667,
or log on to VisitCitrus.com.
Please direct media
inquiries to Mary Craven,
tourism development man-
ager at the Citrus County
Visitors & Convention.
Bureau at 352-628-9305 or
or Linda Stout at GOLD &
Associates at linda@strikegold.


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Citrus County's manatees may resemble whales or dolphins, but scientists say they are more
clo ly related to elephants.
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inventory and close work
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to correct audit exceptions.
She will also prepare the
special equipment summary,
various reports for the Board
of Trustees and assist with a
report to the FPSC.
Also, GCEC is proud
to announce the addition
of Shannon Hill and
Anita Striegel to its
staff. Hill is a Customer
Service Representative
in the Southport district
office. Her daily duties
include answering the

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What Have We REALLY Learned From Hurricanes?

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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
It's Only Just Begun...
The hurricane has
passed, leaving south Gulf
County battered, but still
standing. The next day the
sun is shining, the sky is
clear, people are back on the
beach and in north Gulf
County, the storm damage
hasn't even started yet.
The Gulf County Tourism
DevelopmentCouncil's slogan,
"from sea oats to cypress
knees," aptly describes some
of the differences between

the coastal area of south Gulf
County and the riverine and
forest environments of the
north half of the county.
Each environment
responds differently to the
same weather systems, and
the differences can be deadly
to the unaware.
North Gulf County
encompasses the area north
of a line from just south of
Overstreet straight across
the county to just south
of Dalkeith and east to the
Apalachicola River.
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north Gulf County is above a there are about
Category Five surge zone. But five rivers, and
from Wewahitchka north and the watershed
south along the Dead Lake/ here expands
Chipola River/ Apalachicola exponentially the
River basin, and along the farther south it
Intercoastal Waterway in goes."
the Overstreet area, flooding Additionally,
from local rain, river surges, the Apalachicola
and upstream rain events are River and the
major dangers. Chipola River
According to, Donald cutoff join in
Minchew, Wewahitchka Wewahitchka,.
city manager, president of just west of the
Wewahitchka Search and Gaskin Park boat
Rescue, Inc., and lifelong ramp.
resident of the area, major If the Chipola
rain events like hurricanes are River, which runs
factors in and of themselves, straight through
"The rain events that the middle of the
come through here, they can't Dead Lake, starts
just be plugged into models in flooding, it first
order to predict flooding in the covers Crawfish .
area," said Minchew. "There Cabin Road, --
are just too many variables to Avondale, and. -
factor into any equation." John Dill Road.
Just a few factors With just a
.influencing flooding in north tropical storm,
Gulf County are tides in the the Chipola also
Gulf, gulf winds, the Chipola starts covering
River, and condition of the Hideaway,
surrounding swamplands, Homestead and
(dry or wet) at any time. Orchard Drives, ".
North Gulf County is then North Bass
particularly vulnerable to and Midway Park
deadly lake and river surges, Drives.
caused by rain events far Flooding
north of this area, like in i n s i d e ',
Atlanta. Wewahitchka :
In terms of upstream starts with Elm
water affecting river stages,, and Johnson Streets,
the city of Wewahitchka is 24- from Elm east to- Goo
28 hours behind high water" Street.
reaching Blountstown, about Also under. water
three days behind Columbus, Byrd Parker and Lake i
Georgia, and three to four Roads, Paradise Lane, C
days behind Atlanta. Crappy and Catfish Driv
Water is channelized When flooding s
along the river systems south another problem is the
through Blountstown, then houses that get cut ol
spreads out over swampland example the Red -Bull I
as it nears Wewahitchka. community.
Houses in affected
Water, Water may. not actually
Everywhere... said. Minchew, but
Ohe of the ongoing always recommend tha
problems in predicting enforcement agencies
regional flooding, said boat traffic to, the afi
Minchew, is that all official area, and access to the h
government models used to except to residents."
predict flood state run strictly Another problem
on the Apalachicola River, the area floods is dri
"none take into consideration water.
all the Wewahitchka rivers." Inside the city limits
According to Minchew, .in, the first areas to
in addition to the well-known, most of the houses ar
Apalachicola and Chipola wells. "This is why we
Rivers and the Intercoastal' city] must lay in a dri:
Waterway, in Gulf County water supply as soon
there are "two rivers to the even think the area will f
west of Wewa and about said Minchew.
seven rivers on the east, plus Wewahitchka city
one river above, and one river stage is measured at 1
below. By Howard Creek on the Blountstown

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Minchew said. "Houses
actually start flooding at
22-24 feet," he added, "but
again, it depends on what the,
Chipola River does."
To date, all data
concerning local flooding in
Gulf Counfy is still based on
the Dead Lake dam being in
place, said Minchew.
But the dam was removed
by the, Corps of Engineers
and. the state in the mid to
late 1980s.,
Another problem spot
is Howard Creek and the
Dalkeith area, near the
Brothers River.
Howard Creek gets hit
from three sides in a flood,
as water spills in from the
Apalachicola River and pours
through the woods, saturating
the surrounding swamp.

False Measurements
When a storm moves'
into the Flint/ Chattahoochie
River system 'flowing south
from, Atlanta,. Albany and
Columbus, it affects the
Wewa area. Minchew
really starts monitoring the
upstream river gauges when
the Apalachicola River hits .16'
feet at Bloiintstown.
On the Chipola River, the
closest river gauge is at Altha,
which is 36 miles'by highway
from Wewa. Minchew is
trying to convince, the federal
government to install a river
gauge at Jim Woodruff Dam
on Lake Seminole, to give
the Wewa area a much more
accurate reading.
Last' spring, when
Wewahitchka suffered

severe fidoding, officials in
Tallahassee said there vas no
flooding, that the river wvs not
going to rise. But Mitchew
said at the same time, h1 waQ
telling officials that he was
going to flood stage.
When Tallahisseo
ignored Minchew, he ctlled
Representative Allan Bnse
(R-Fla.) and got him and
other officials out to iew
the rising waters -and [hZ
damaged homes first-haid,
while I:ficials in Taliahasee
were still rnaimtaaning thathhe
river was not going to rise.'*
Because of this, the LodveF
Apalachicola River Ba r]
Flood Committee was formed
to help with do,-,nistreaa
flooding in Gulf County.
Also helping flood contr
is the change in the Corps q
Engineers' attitude in the lag
few years. -
"We 'have bettsi
cooperation from titfe
Corps .now," said Minchew,.
explaining that a new colonel
took command five years agd,
and he has "done a really
good job."
;The Corp has since
implemented flood controls
and worked with water, flow
at Woodruff Dam.
The mission of the Corps
of Engineers has always
strictly been barge 'traffic
control,. but with the recent
cessation .of dredging on thb
Apalachicola River ari the
minimal fldw of barge t-affic,
the Corps is moving toward
more flood, control in the
lower river basin."

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According to Minchew,
the Corps used to regularly
"sit on a full reservoir at
Woodruff Dam when a tropical
storm system moved into Gulf
Minchew told them if they
lowered the lakes and raised
the river level at Blountstown
to 17-19 feet, it would lessen
the impact on the lower

basin, because, contrary to
their models, the lower basin
can take up to 5-6 feet above
flood stage. The Wewa area
starts flooding at seven feet
above flood stage, he said.
Minchew said this past
spring the Corps actually did
this and it worked.
"Thirty years ago all
these places along all* these

According to Donald Minchew, Wewahitchka
city manager, drawdown (deliberate lowering
of the water level) in Lake Seminole is a prime
example of how upstream waters affect the
Wewa area.
- Lake Seminole was formed when the Jim
Woodruff Dam was built at the convergence of
the Chattahoochie and Flint Rivers at the Georgia/
Florida state line.
When the 37,500-acre reservoir is dropped
just six inches, close to 100 billion gallons of water
pour down the Apalachicola River into the Wewa

IRS Offering Help To Hurricane Victims

Victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, whose 2005 earned
incomes declined, can elect to compute their 2005 Earned Income Tax
Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) using their larger
2004 earned incomes. However, taxpayers must use the same year's
earned income to compute both credits.
New web and phone applications give hurricane victims quick access
to their 2004 earned income amounts.
By providing the Social Security number and birth date of the primary
taxpayer on their 2004 returns, victims can gettheir personal information
using Your 2004 Earned Income Option on IRS.gov, or by calling the IRS
-disaster dedicated toll-free number: 1-866-562-5227.
Prior year earned income information is only available to taxpayers
,who lived in the hurricane disaster areas.
According to information released by the IRS, for taxpayers living
in any of the declared disaster areas, grants from state programs,
charitable organizations or employers to cover medical, transportation
or temporary housing expenses, should not be included in their income
and will not affect their eligibility for EITC.
For additional hurricane tax relief information, see IRS Fact Sheet
,2006-12 and Publication 2194, Disaster Losses Kit for Individuals, which
details tax relief available to people affected by the hurricanes.
Also, the IRS has created Publication 4492, Information for Taxpayers
Affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, that addresses all tax
relief issues for hurricane victims.


rivers were just fish camps,"
said Minchew. Now, he said,
those same fish camps are
nice homes. But the state is
still under the misconception
that these places are still just
fish camps.
"They don't pay a lot of
attention to flooding in this
area because they think these
are still just fishing shacks,"
said Minchew.
And whose .fault is
that, -he asked. "Is one
particular group supposed
to be submitting this new
information to Tallahassee?
All this information needs to
be updated, just, like the data
on the old Dead Lake dam,
that doesn't exist anymore.

Everything needs to be
. As for the boom in buying
and developing river property
in north Gulf County,
Minchew had some advice
for new homeowners moving

into the area, buying property
along the rivers and flood
"Buyer, beware," he said.
"Before you buy anything,
look at the historical local
rain events.

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Several Changes in Store for 2006 Elections.

By David Adlerstein
Times Staff Reporter
Several changes will
greet Franklin County voters
and candidates in 2006 as a.
result of stipulations made in
the federal Help America Vote
Act as well as actions taken
by the Florida legislature.
Doris Gibbs, the county's
supervisor of elections, said

topping the list has been
the permanent repeal of
the second primary, which
in the past had pitted the
first primary's top two vote
getters in both parties in
a runoff to see which two
candidates would square off
in the general election.
In a county such as
Franklin, which is populated

overwhelmingly by members
of one political party, that
second primary usually
determined the entire
election, but no longer.
Gibbs said the second
primary was. temporarily
repealed in 2002 and 2004,
and now has permanently
bitten the dust.
Voters who are registered

in Florida no longer have
to fret over whether they
are registered in Franklin
County after they move here.
Gibbs said the statewide
voter registration system now
accommodates registered
voters who move from one
Florida county to another.
From now on, voters will
be required only to make a
change of address prior to
the moment they cast their
"We'd like for them to do
it before then, but on Election
Day we can make a change at
the polls," said Gibbs, noting
that the rules governing first-
time voters in Florida have
not changed' and must be
done no later than 29 days
prior to election.
Voters in Franklin County
will soon receive a new voter
information card, which
provides information on
where to vote and in which
political district the voter
Voters who show up to
vote still must present proof
of their identity with a photo
and signature, such as in the
form of a driver's license or
Florida identification card.
However, Gibbs said,
from now on all voters unable
to provide this identification
must vote a provisional
"In the past, if someone

came into vote and had no ID,
there was an affirmation and
you were allowed to vote,"
said Gibbs. "But now with
the new law, (that person)
must vote a provisional
ballot. It will not go into the
machine to be tabulated, and
the signature will have to be
checked by the canvassing
Gibbs, County Judge
Van Russell and Cheryl
Sanders, chairman of the
county commission, form the
canvassing board.
Gibbs said the new
rules also mandate that all
requests for absentee ballots
be made by, the sixth day
prior to the election. The law
allows Gibbs' office to inail
*out absentee ballots up until
the fourth day prior to the
"In the past we've received
re quests for absentee
ballots right up until the
election," said Gibbs, noting
that the recently instituted
early voting system, which
allows citizens to -vote at
the election office in the two
weeks before the election,
has cut down on all absentee
ballot requests.
She said her office is in
the process of sending out a
lot of new registration forms,
mainly to absentee voters to
update their signatures. State
law requires voters keep their


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signatures updated with the
elections office, particularly
if voting by mail.
Solicitation at the polls
has been moved from 50'
to, 100', with no exceptions.
This applies to all polling
places and early voting sites,
and will be enforced' by
deputies at the polls. Also,
no photography is allowed in
polling rooms or early votirrng
Gibbs said that personnel
will be at the Carrabelle
annex on Thursdays through
the month of February to.
handle voter registration
issues. "Starting in August,
they'll be there through the
first primary," she said.
Early voting will continue
to begin on the 15"' day pri6r
to the election, and will end
on the. weekend prior to thi
election, unlike in past years
when it ended a day before
the Tuesday election.
Floridians will be voting
on all statewide offices and
congressmen, state senators
and state representatives,
and one U.S. senator.
In Franklin County,
voters will consider county
commission and school
board races in districts 2-
and 4, as well as county
judge and members of the
Lanark Village Water ,an'd
Sewer District Board.
Petitions are now being
taken on all candidates, with
thejudge candidates'petition's
due by noon on April 10:
The judge candidates qualify
between May 8. and 12. "*
The other candidates
must have their petitions
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with the qualifying period.
between July 17 and 21.
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Alleged Dope Dealer Arrested in Port St. Joe

On January 20, 2006
members of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office and the Port
St. Joe Police Department

executed a search warrant
at 450 Sailfish Street. The
execution of the search
warrant was the end to a

four-week investigation.
Prior to executing the
search warrant Gulf County
Sheriff's Office Investigators

Mexico Beach Police Officer

Charged with Child Abuse

Mexico Beach police
officer Timothy Eugene
Maestri was arrested by the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
in mid-January, charged
with child abuse on his pre-
teen son, then was booked
and released on his own
In a three-sentence
press release from Mexico
Beach Chief of Public Safety
Guy B. Hall, to City Council
members on Jan. 19, Hall
simply stated that the

Mexico Beach Department of
Public Safety was currently
involved in an internal
investigation involving one
of its employees. Due to the
fact that the investigation
was active, the department
was unable to comment.
Upon completion of the
investigation, a statement
will be made available, in
accordance with Florida
State Statutes.
Maestri received a
certificate of completion

from Gulf Coast Community
College for 815 hours in Law
Enforcement Standards on
Jan. 26, 2004.
He passed the Florida
Law Enforcement State
Officer Certification
Examination Feb. 25, 2004,
and was employed by the
Mexico Beach Department
of Public Safety as a part-
time law enforcement officer
March 4, 2004.

had obtained felony warrants
for David Wayne Hinson.
The warrants were for Sale
of Marijuana and Sale of
Ecstasy (MDMA).
When the search warrant
was executed at 150 Sailfish
St., deputies discovered that
no one was home, not even
The deputies waited
inside the house and prepared
for Hinson's arrival. The
search warrant was served
and- deputies now had legal
rights to be inside the house.
Other deputies conducted
surveillance of the outside of
the house to let the deputies
inside know when someone
was approaching the house.
As the deputies waited
for Hinson they encountered
four visitors to the house.
They arrived in pairs at two
different times. The four
visitors approached the
front and knocked.- They
were brought inside and

briefly detained until Hinson
arrived. The deputies did not
want Hinson to hear that law
enforcement was at his house
and take a chance of him
fleeing and not returning.
At or about 2104 hrs
Hinson arrived home. Law
enforcement opened the door
as he went to open it and we
placed him under arrest for
the drug sale warrants. When
Hinson was placed under
arrest, other units in the area
arrived on scene to provide
security. When Hinson
arrived, the four subjects
detained were free to go. The
search warrant was read to
Hinson and a copy was left
at his home. A search of the
house discovered marijuana
that was packaged for sale
and ecstasy pills. The actual
name for ecstasy is Methyl
or MDMA. Law enforcement
also found related drug
paraphernalia located inside

of the house.
David W. Hinson was
charged with sale of MDMA,
sale of marijuana, possession
of more than 20 grams of
marijuana, possession of
marijuana with intent to
distribute, possession of
MDMA, and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
As of January 25, 2006
Hinson is being held at the
Gulf County Jail with a
$75,000 bond.
Anyone with information
about potential drug activity
is asked to contact Major
Mike Harrison at the Gulf
County Sheriff's Office at
(850) 227-1115. Rewardsmay
be available for information
leading to an arrest.

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On January 25 at ap-,
proximately 1:13 pm, Me-
gan N. Shiver, age 18, of
Apalachicola, Florida was
arrested for possession of
cocaine and drug parapher-
Shiver was stopped on
Garrison Avenue in reference
to a speeding'violation.
. Gulf County Sheriff
Department Deputy K-9
unit was called and walked
around this vehicle where his
dog alerted to the presence of
illegal narcotics.
Upon search of this vehi-
cle there were several items

located inside that contained
Shiver was transported
to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.



The Franklin County
Sheriff Office has been. in-

vestigating a scam where
persons) are cashing Fed-
eral Express checks. at local
supermarkets and business-
es in their county.
The checks are Federal
Express Ground Packing Sys-
tem Inc. business checks.
These checks are writ-
ten for $400.00 $500.00
and the persons) are pur-
chasing small amounts of
merchandise and receiving
the remainder in cash.
This scam began ap-
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Irish Potatoes for North Florida

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
The Irish potato is a good
choice for most Florida gar-
,dens. When planted in the
late winter or early spring
(February March 10), 100
pounds of seed should pro-
duce 10 bushels or more
of potatoes. Use certified
seed potatoes when possible.
Avoid table stock potatoes as
planting stock as you may
get a poor variety or one that
will not sprout. Each seed
piece should be cut into a
two-ounce size and should
have two or more eyes. The
cut seedpiece could be dust-
ed with a fungicide such as
Captan to prevent seedpiece
decay. For planting, it is

best to first make a raised
bed about 6 inches high and
1-2 feet wide. If several rows
are to be planted, space these
rows 36-42 inches apart in
the garden. Then open a
seed furrow 3-4 inches deep
down the center of the row.
Place the seed pieces into the
furrow at 8-12 inch intervals.
Cover and water the freshly
planted rows. When prepar-
ing the bed, make sure you
have used liberal amounts of
fertilizer, 1 quart of 10-10-10
fertilizer per 50 feet of row
space. Side dress potatoes
twice three weeks apart with
one pound of 10-10-10 per
50 feet of row space.
Blind tubers are not an
uncommon potato produc-

tion problem. Let's consider
a typical experience a Florida
gardener planted Irish potato
seed pieces just as directed.
When, after several discour-
aging days, there were no
signs of plants emerging, he/
she scratched into the soil to
have a look at the seed piec-
es. The pieces had sprout-
ed, but the plants weren't
growing the way they were
supposed to. The sprouts
were short about two or three
inches long. There was a
small young tuber at the
end of each one. However,
there was no leafy top growth
only the small, round tubers,
which would. never reach a
useful size.
The experience I

described resulted from blind
tubers, sprout tubers, or
more simply, potatoes with-
out tops. As I said, it's a
common problem in home
gardens throughout* North
Florida. We probably would
first think that this problem
results from some kind of
plant disease. But, it isn't
caused by fungi, bacteria, or
any kind of parasitic organ-
ism. The problem actually
starts inside the seed piec-
es themselves, and seems
to be caused by an abnor-
mally high concentration of
cell sap.
Seed potatoes should be
stored in a cool, dark place

not a warm one. This helps
prevent sprouting. However,
if the storage temperature
gets too high, and sprouting
does occur, just leave the
sprouts alone don't remove
Your best bet is to buy
fresh seed pieces at a gar-
den center. Then plant the
seed quickly in warm, moist
soil not cool, dry soil. If
you try to raise potatoes by
planting seed pieces cut from
stock potatoes you bought
at the grocery store, we can
almost guarantee that you'll
see symptoms of blind tuber
development. Store potatoes
are often treated with sprout
inhibitor. In addition, this
treatment can result in the
blind tuber problem.
Many gardeners are sur-
prised to see small green,
tomato-like fruits forming on

the tops of potato plants at
certain times of the year.
These fruits are not the
result of crossing of potatoes
with tomatoes, but are the
natural fruits of the potato
plant. Dig your potatoes ir.
May before the summer rains
Varieties recommend-
ed for North Florida are
the round whites such
as Atlantic, Sebago, an'd
Superior, and the round reds
like Red LaSoda and Red
Pontiac. Do not plant the
long baking types as they
grow poorly.
For more detailed infor-
mation on growing Irish
potatoes. Please call y6ur
Cooperative Extension Office,
University of Florida's web-
site @ http://edis.ifas.ufl.
edu or local garden center.

Quilting Entries Set Record

Quilting, a craft born of
necessity, is now a bona fide
art form beloved by nearly
a million adult Americans.
The Gulf Coast Quil.t Expo
in Panama City Beach is a
strong example of this grow-
ing art. Over one hundred
fifty (150) entries have poured
in from 15 states in the quilt
competition. Both cash and
ribbon prizes are awarded in
this highly competitive event.
Quilts by local and national
artists are featured in this
judged competition. "We
are privileged to have judg-
ing the event Kathy Stubbs
Ward" said Norm Gulkis,
Expo Director. Kathy began
quilt making in 1984, and
began teaching quilt making
in 1985. In 1989 she received
teacher's certification from the
National Quilting Association
(NQA). In 1991, she attended
the NQA Judge's Course and
has since judged quilt shows
at the local, regional, and
national levels. Kathy was
selected as the Teacher of the
Year for 1996 by Professional
Quilter Magazine.

The Gulf Coast Quilt
Expo is a successful event not
only because of the quality of
quilts, exhibits and instruc-
tors but because of the beau-
tiful setting on Panama City
Beach. The Expo is produced
in partnership with the St.
Andrew Bay Quilters Guild
to educate and promote
the quilting art form. The
Expo started as the interest
increased in quilting. This
year quiilters from 16 -states
have registered; from Oregon
to Florida with the prize for
United States travel distance
going to a quilter coming
from Medford, Oregon. Many
northern visitors schedule
their winter stay to include
this event.
Three special exhibits
will also be on display. "The
Hoffman Challenge" Quilts
and Dolls and the "Keepsake
Quilting Challenge Collection.
Every year, a team from
Hoffman Fabrics chooses an
upcoming fabric design, and
issues a Challenge to quilt,
clothing, and doll makers to
create original items using the

fabric. The Challenge Curator
and a group of assistants jury
the entries, and then a team
of judges selects, the award
winners. A collection of forty
(40) quilts and eighteen (18)
dolls will be a special exhibit
at the Expo. The "Keepsake
Quilting Challenge Collection"
will also be exhibited.
The Gulf Coast Quilt Expo
will be held at the Boardwalk
Beach Resort Convention
Center, 9600 Thomas Drive
in Panama City Beach
Florida. The event will be
open' February 9 -11, 2006.
The hours are 9-5 each day.
Admission to all of the quit
displays and vendor area is
$5.00 for one day or $10.00
for the entire Expo. Classes
are also available. For more
information contact Norm
Gulkis, Pro-Mark Inc. P.O.
Box 15932 Panama City, FL
32406 850- ,7'63-8618, 800-
7.67-8618, FAX: 850-763-
2973 expostradeshows@aol.
com. Web site: www.exposan-


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consider adoption of an Ordinance which will approve the Re-Zoning of a
0.44 acre parcel of property to Residential (R-1). The title of the Ordinance
is as follows:
A public hearing to consider the adoption of> the Ordinance will be held on
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 6:00 RM. at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall
located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The.,
first reading of the Ordinance will occur at the same location on Tuesday,,
February 7, 2006 at 6:00 RM. Copies of the ordinance are available for pub-
lic inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida 32456.
The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.
Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or
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record of the proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is made,
including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who.
wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at:
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Fragrance lets fans identify

with designers, celebrities


"Perfume is the
poetry of fashion, its
silent and secret
Jacques Polge,
creator of Chanel

.Freedom News Service

In 1949, fragrance was
something a woman saved
for Saturday night. She
would get dressed up for a,
dinner party, perhaps and
before her guests arrived she
would pat a drop of White
Shoulders behind her ears.
I. she was feeling extrava-
gant; she might break out
the Chanel No. 5.
*' True, she didn't have
niuch to choose from: In the
1940s, 23 fragrances were
But something else was
a{ work. Fragrance was for-
eign and a little mysterious
to most American women. It
was something more for the
idle rich, those who cavorted
iri the chic fashion centers of
SSmelling an opportunity
to expand their reach and,
perhaps, bring more brands
to the marketplace, fra-
grance manufacturers band-
ed together as the decade
closed and established the
Fragrance Foundation. One of
its'main goals was to develop
marketing and advertising
campaigns that would make
Americans want to. expand
their scent wardrobes.
Five-plus decades later,
those evermore sophisti-
cated marketing campaigns
eem to be -working. More
than 300 men's and women's
fragrances were launched
last year, and the concept
6f scent has invaded every
aspect of our lives. The fra-
grance industry brings in
o6 billion a year. We choose
products with fragrance in
them to clean our homes,
our clothes and ourselves;
ive use scent to relax or reju-
venate in aromatherapy.
And we use scent as an
"Every day, another fash-
ion designer is coming out
with their own fragrance. It's
a part of their whole line, an
accessory as important as a
bag or shoes, and it's a state-
ment of who they are," says
Mary Ellen Lapansky, execu-
tive director of the Fragrance

Foundation in New York
The concept of marrying
the worlds of fashion and
fragrance isn't new. French
designer Coco Chanel was as
well-known for her Chanel
No. 5 fragrance as for her
signature suits in the 1920s.
And designer Calvin Klein
was a pioneer in dreaming
up and 'marketing clothing
and fragrance. 4
In the early 1990s, other
fashion designers began
crossing over, and today,
the list of those known
equally for their fashions
and the fragrance is long:
Christian Dior, Kenneth
Cole, Yves Saint Laurent,
Anna Sui, Stella McCartney,
Carolina Herrera, Salvatore
Ferragamo, Kenneth Cole,
Marc Jacobs, John Paul
Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana,
Karl Lagerfield, Donna
As a result, fans of design-
er clothing feel right at home
at the fragrance counter,
where they're lured not only
by the name, but also by art-
ful packaging.
"Many designers are very
involvedwith their fragrance,"
Lapansky says. "Some help
design the scent, but more
often, they put their mark
on the fragrance's image, the
bottle, the advertising."
Donna Karan's New York
fragrance comes in a sleek,
black' bottle with a curve
reminiscent of a woman's
.bare back.....
Yves Saint Laurent's
Opium is packaged in a deep
red bottle with a black tas-
sel. Ferragamo's fragrance
Ferragamo comes in a sleek,
sculpted crystal and silver.
bottle. Kenneth Cole's Black
comes in a glossy black bot-
tle with a stylized label.

In fact, the look might
be just as important as the
scent in attracting buyers.
"People really understand
what they are buying," says
Mary Orabuena, a certified
fragrance sales specialist
in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"They are drawn first to the
packaging, and then to the
fragrance it holds."
Buying these highly styled
bottles and packages is a way
for people to identify with a
fashion designer, Lapansky
"People who like a partic-
ular designer but can't afford
their clothes can afford the
fragrance. That way, they
are buying a piece of that
Although designer fra-
grances fit into the budget
better than designer fash-
ions, they don't come at dis-
count-store prices. The clas-
sic Chanel No. 5 perfume
is $260 per ounce. Donna
Karan's New York, an eau de
parfume (less concentrated
than a perfume), is about
$85 for 3.4 ounces. Dolce
& Gabbana's Light Blue, an
eau de toilette (lighter still),
is $80 for 3.4 ounces.
The fragrance industry is
built on the names of such
high-fashion icons as Chanel,
but it's not just those classic
designers making a splash
in the fragrance world. The
newest players are younger,
hipper and firmly based in
pop culture.
Britney Spears, Jennifer
Lopez, Celine Dion, Beyonce
Knowles, and even Donald
Trump ,and R Diddy have
joined in the fragrance game.
Unlike Elizabeth Taylor, who
lent her name to an existing
fragrance, these celebs are,
creating their own scents,
and Orabuena says they're


Fragrances differ in the amount of oils
they hold.
Perfume/parfum The strongest, most
concentrated form of fragrance.
Eau de parfum Closest in strength
and character Io perfume, but not as
Eau de toilette A lighter, more relaxed
form of fragrance that can be used all
over the body.
Cologne The lightest fragrance form
that can be used all over the body.

SOURCES: Chanel, FragranceNet.com

Sales Associate
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Photo illustration by MARK REIS / Freedom News Service

bringing in new, younger
customers who recognize
their names more easily than
those of Calvin Klein or Yves
Saint Laurent.
It's a part of the obses-
sion with celebrity, Lapansky
"In. our society, anything
celebrities do is important..
If they carry a handbag, or
wear certain jewelry, they set
an instant trend. Fragrance

is no different."
The media exposure
received by Beyonce or
Jennifer Lopez results
in more fragrance sales,
Orabuena says.
"We have people come
in to Dillard's all the time
with a specific celebrity in
mind. They've seen an adver-
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magazine or on TV and they

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The history of roses
reads like a racy novel.
Many roses are linked
with historical and some
might say notorious figures:
Consider the yellow
Persian rose that was
a favorite of the cross-
dressing Egyptian Queen
Rome's party boy Nero
went all out with his rose
wine and rose-stuffed pil-
lows during his infamous
France's social climber
Josephine Bonaparte had a
rose collection at Malmaison
that actually affected the
ongoing war with the
But it was the clever
Constance Spry, who was
the Martha Stewart of the
early 20th century, who
became the muse for a new
class of roses, the English
Like Stewart, Spry was
an accomplished author
and teacher who taught
European debutantes the
'fine art of housekeeping,
entertaining and flower
In 1961 Shropshire pota-
to farmer David Austin fid-
dled with his Gallica rose,
Belle Isis, crossing it with
'the floribunda Dainty Maid.
The result was an opulent,
full-petaled, myrrh-scented
climber that he named after
the most elegant person.he
could think of: Constance
Until that time, the prop-

agation frenzy for a hundred
years had involved hybrid
teas and floribundas and
focused on form and color.
Austin strove to reintro-
duce the heady scents and
many-petaled attributes of
old roses, combining them
with modern conveniences
such as disease resistance
and repeat flowering of
new roses. Constance Spry
became the model
for all


the English roses bred by
Austin since the 1960s.
"Fragrance is the other
half of the beauty of the
.rose," said Austin.
While his English roses
have not proved so popu-
lar in the old country, in
the United States they have
been a hit. One reason may
be that English roses grow
better here.
While they can be lan-


guid in misty old England,
here with plenty of sunshine
they grow tall and strong,
and support their big, fat
flowers on sturdier stems.
"There is no standard
for the English rose," said
Clair Martin, rose cura-
tor of the Rose Gardens
at the Huntington Library
and Botanical Gardens
in San Marino,
Calif. Martin is
also the author
of "100 English
Roses for the
American Garden"
)SES (Workman Press).
There are sub-
classes within the
group. You will
find shrubs, stan-
dards, climbers,
ramblers and bush
types. Among the
flowers there are
doubles, cupped,
cabbage and tight
., Some are vigor-
ous and tall, such
as butter-yellow
Graham Thomas
others lax and
weepy such as
Jude the Obscure.
"English roses
play nice with other plants,"
said Martin. "They are really
good landscape plants."
Consider them suitable
for including in the larger
flower border. While hybrid
teas stand on their own
in a rose-garden setting,
English roses want to mix
with perennial and annual
Pruning depends on the
rose. You might prune the

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All other rose care, such
as feeding and mulching,
remain the same as for any
other type of rose.
Martin recommends
that we don't fight nature,
though. "If you have a vigor-
ous rose, it is better to find
a place where it can grow
tall, rather than try pruning
it back all the time to keep
it in bounds."
David Austin intro-
duces new roses every
year. You will always find
favorites such as Anne
Boleyn, Abraham Darby,
Gertrude Jekyll and Golden
Celebration during-the bare-
root season. Newer ones
are Harlow Carr, Rose of
Picardy, Scarborough Fair,
Rosemoor and Queen of
Here is a quick look:
Harlow Carr: Smells like
rose-based cosmetics. A
little rose that bears rose-
pink flowers, the plant has
a bushy habit, maturing into
a rounded shrub, with flow-
ers drooping over at almost
ground level.
Rose of Picardy: A bright-
red, single-flowered-shrub
rose, with contrasting yellow
stamens and a light, fruity
Scarborough Fair:
Descended from an Alba
rose,' it features blush-pink,
cupped blossoms and offers
an old rose scent that leans
toward musk. Repeat flow-
ers regularly.
Rosemoor: A lighlt-pink
double blossom with a
green eye, it has a strong
old rose fragrance that
hints at apple. Rosemoor
is a small shrub that can
be used at the front of the
Queen of Sweden: Slightly
salmon pink, deeply
cupped flowers, on an
upright but small shrub.
Good for cutting. A classic
rose form if you paint or
draw flowers.
For more information,
visit David Austin Roses'
online at www.david

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Smallwood walked the
class through the auditorium
and into the gym, where
students were busily
engaged in a rousing game of
Snowball, a more aggressive
version of Dodgeball.
Receiving the ok of
Brown and the PE teacher,
the hearty Wewahitchka
group.removed their ties and
took to the court.
The game proved fun,
but the children could not
tarry. Smallwood led them
out of the gym and into the
lunchroom, where silent
children looked up from their
"What's the difference
between our lunch room and
theirs?" Brown asked Curtis
Wilkes as they rounded the
exit doors.
"Theyuse goodmanners,"
Wilkes answered.
Wilkes, who listed "a
good sense of humor" on his
-egume, is the class' resident
dLncer, known to cut a rug;
when he's feeling in the
/ After visits to the library,
school garden and Margaret
Ellmer's ESE cluster class,
the students headed back
to the district office, where
maintenance foreman Greg
Layfield and finance officer
Sissy Worley stood waiting.
Layfield. introduced the
students to the maintenance
work room, where he and his
employees build bookshelves

and repair vacuum cleaners
and air conditioning units.
He had the students'
attention until he dispensed
pairs of black safety
The temptation to wear
the glasses proved too great,
and they greeted Worley
and the finance officers with
shades hanging low on their
The finance ladies taught
the students about state
funding, budgets and payroll,
and then enlisted their
assistance in stuffing direct
deposit stubs in envelopes.
For their labor, the
students were treated to
a lavish lunch and an art
lesson with Traci Gaddis,
who talked them through
a landscape watercolor
Computer games
followed, and then a final
meeting in the board room,
where the district staff
prepared a slideshow of
photos taken during the field
When the music started,
Brown whispered to his
dancing man.
"Now's your chance,
The model student
transformed into a
rambunctious James Brown
and his fancy footwork drew
cheers from the crowd.
Later, during a mock
school board session, Wilkes'

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classmates got a chance
to cut loose, as Wilder
approached the board with a
"If we're not allowed to
wear sunglasses in school,
why are ya'll able to," Wilder
wanted to know.
"Because we're the big
dog," Miller answered.
As Miller fired fellow
board member Jarvest
Sherfield William Monk
restored order with his gavel,
a weary Wilder took a step
Though he had spent
the day complimenting the
class' fine manners and good
behavior, he did not think
they were ready for elected
"You guys are not good
school board' members," he
"Yes we is," countered
It was a comical ending
to a day filled with important
Wilder had wanted to
give the children a glimpse
into the district's operations,
but found that his own eyes
had been opened.
He was touched by the
well dressed visitors, with
their winning attitudes and
impeccable manners. He
would be proud to call any of
them colleagues.
"I can't thank you
enough for what you did for
our kids," Brown told the

The students stage a board room takeover.

superintendent's staff before
his students boarded the bus

for Wewahitchka. us as it was for them," Wilder
"It was just as much for replied.

Port St. Joe Elementary guidance counselor DeEtta Smallwood gives the students a tour
of the vegetable garden.

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Remy Miller and William Monk sport safety glasses given to them by maintenance
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Two mobile homes on lot, both 2/1 with good
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Interior 106375 $249,900
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Price Reducedl
Interior 107068 $170,000"
Price Reduced! Value is in the land. Located
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Gulf View 107138 $525,000
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No residents were injured in
the blaze. The cause of the fire
is currently under investigation
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Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't
have fresh herbs in your pasta, medicinal flow-
ers in your teacup or the sight of vibrant tropi-
cal plants. Experts say that people benefit from
cleaner air and a psychological boost when they
bring their gardens indoors.
Freedom News Service

If you're feeling a bit blah as you study the
winter-bare landscape, consider this: You don't
have to wait for spring to enjoy bright blossoms,
fragrant herbs or healing leaves.
You can enjoy them right now with an indoor
garden that's good for your health.
"Plants have a profound influence on your
physical and mental health they lower blood
pressure and stress levels and create a calm environ-
ment," Debbie Benge Frost, horticulturalist for the
Ector County Extension of Texas A&M University
Plus, she said, they make sick people better.

"It's been well-
documented that people
who recover from illness *iTW M_- SL
and sickness recover quicker .
if they have a view onto VN
horticulture or greens," she ,7
Even for those who are
not ailing, plants "give you a ...
sense of well-being," she said.
Perhaps that's because
plants make the air sweeter S
while beautifying home turf.
"The beauty of having
living things inside (is) it brightens up those dark
comers," Roy Phemister, a horticulture teacher, said.

While the first image conjured up by the words
"windowsill garden" might be pouty petunias or
ailing African violets, gardeners and experts will tell
you that there are pecks of potential candidates vying
for your sills and your bookcases, and maybe
even your closet.
Those in pursuit of cheerful foliage throughout
the house have a lot of low-maintenance options,
Phemister said.
DRAGON TREE For starters, there's the vicious-
sounding dragon tree, aka Dracaena Marginata.
"It's a tropical ... common plant," he said.
"They're kind of like a soft-leaf yucca (but) it
doesn't have a point that will stick you."
Plus, he said, it makes a splash with tri-colored ,
Dieffenbachia, was .
another of Phemister's
picks, for its low-
maintenance ways
and ifs splashy, wide, .
varicolored leaves.
Peace Lily, has big,
glossy dark-greenh
leaves and, sometimes, ( '
a vertical, canoe-
shaped white flower.
It's often seen in shopping malls.
They call it the closet plant, Phemister said,

because it will grow in a
darker area. It isn't really,
he said, supposed to go in a fr' ;
closet. ...
have a window available,
a good air-purifying plant
is the Airplane or Spider
plant, Phemister said.
In fact, it's so good
at cleansing the air that ,"?. -
NASA placed the species ,
on its top-15 list of air
(For the rest of the list, check out www.
If it's flu relief you seek from your foliage you
have a lot of options for your window sill, said Jenna
Shaw, tropical plant manager at
Mike's Garden Center in Odessa.
"There's so many," that can Ja nic
be grown indoors, she said. "The
best ones for wintertime are
container-grown sage and the
mints mainly for the purpose 1
that they help with colds."
The reason, she said, is
because both contain vitamin C,
and the scent of sage is good for
the sniffles. And, she said, both
can be made into tea.
SAGES Those who want to
grow sage have a lot of fragrant
options, Benge Frost said.
"There's pineapple sage,
grapefruit sage and different
flavors," she said. They're all
named after their fragrances, of
course. 3 bdr.om
CHAMOMILE, a soothing sleep and bathroom ,n
aid, is also a candidate for the
% inlode ,sill, Shaw said. It, too, JANI
can be made into tea, while the
petite white flowers can perk up
a room.
MINT As long as it's got .

moisture, mint will usually do very well on a sill.
Try spearmint, peppermint and some novel, flavored
varieties like chocolate-, orange- and apple-flavored
ALOE VERA This standby succulent, recognizable
for its fat, triangular, sap-glutted leaves, is easy to
grow on a windowsill.
Of course, a lot of the herbs that are used as
curatives (such as sage, mint and basil) also make
some tasty recipes. So do the ones below.
The key for all of them is a lot of light, so grow in
a bright window.

ROSEMARY This fragrant, evergreen plant is used
in cooking (particularly lamb and potatoes) and its
evergreen-ish fragrance is used in aromatherapy. It's
also showing promise as a cancer preventative.
Just be sure not to overwater.

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lights and alarm system Transfeashble n Nite booP d to sell
qall ay Saly or ach today tod akea lookinsidt$4250

4087thiSt -Thislagehomesison a very large lot and
is easy walking distance to dedicated beach. Home has
been completely redone inside with new paint, furmish-
ings, ceramic dile and wonderful decorating. There is a.
bonus room attached to the garage that has electncity.
Must see inside to really appreicate. Call today for a
showing. $379,000

161 Sunry Court -hi is is truly a must see. it s
immaculate on the inside. Great master bedroom
and master bath. It's ready for you to move in
today. It's possible with the location of this lot,
that a 2 story home would have a Gulf view down
the street.

121 15th SL This is a small cottage on a lot
with a potential Gulf view. Less than one block to
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412 Texas, 404 wsq It gorgeous custom ount nome
with an 8 minute walk to the beach! Open floor plan with
beautiful tongue and groove paneling. The bedrooms are
upstairs on the loft leaving lots of living, entertaining
space on the main floor. A dramatic oak staircase takes
you to the loft, and both bedrooms open onto covered
balcony. Ceramic tile, gas fireplace, screen porch, two
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Least Expenve 3 & 4 Bedroom Units in the Palms.
We have 5 to choose from. $10.00-$320,000. New,
Clean and closet the beach.

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

Least Espensive Surfside Unit Fantastic views from
this middle floor unit on the East Side. Enjoy the sun.
rises and at night the twinkling lights from the curveof
the beach. One of the two new Gulf front developments
and the only one away from the noise ofHwy 98. Seller
is motivated and the price reflects tha The least expen-
sive Gulf front unit anywhere is the area. $475,000.

354 Pineda -3BR/lBAThis olderhome sits on a great
75 x 112 lot with mature fruit trees and beautiful oaks.
The back yard is completely fenced and has a large stor-
age shed and well for irrigation. Interior needs some
work but comes with a new side-by-side refrigerator and
smooth-top stove. $299,000

704 Georgia 2BR Cute, well taken care of, 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 outdoorshower, large
workshop building, one additional storage building, a
well fr watering yard and plants a stone patio with
concrete bench. $273,000

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Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehabilitation Center Champion

Employee Leaders Set to Receive Star Treatment

Lyndsey Turns 3

HQM of Port St. Joe,
LLC Bay St. Joseph Care
& Rehabilitation Center is
proud to announce that Four
Champion employee leaders
have been named and are
slated to be honored at the
second annual "Champion"
regional training and awards
banquet scheduled to be held
in February.
Home Quality

Aubrey Jo Elliott and I

Elliot and McLawhon
Mr. and Mrs. Michael S.
McLawhon of Tellico Plains,
Tennessee along with Mr. and
Mrs. David Elliott of Overland
Park, Kansas are pleased to
announce the engagement
and upcoming marriage of
their children Michael Todd
McLawhon to Aubrey Jo
The couple will exchange
vows on March 9, 2006 aboard
the cruise ship Rhapsody of
the Seas while at port in
Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
A reception is to be held April
22, in Overland Park where
Michael and Aubrey will make
their. home. ,

Michael Todd McLawhon

Announce Engagement
Michael is employed by
Martens Homes Inc. Aubrey
is the teller operations trainer
at Valley View Bank and is
also a student at National
American University, plan-
ning to graduate in 2007.
Grandparents of the
groom are Audra.and the late
George McLawhon of Port St.
Joe, Florida and Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer T. Hall of Wewahitchka,
Florida. Grandparents of the
bride are Mr. and Mrs. Eldon
Elliott of Apache Junction,
Arizona, and Mr. and Mrs.
Gary Robinson of Junction
City, Kansas.

We Treat The Following Conditions
In The Privacy & Comfoirt of Our Clinic
Cold Feet Corns
Heel Pain Warts
Bunions Callouses
Fungus Toenails Burning Feet
Ingrown Toenails Numb Feet
* Arthritic Foot Care Diabetic Foot Care

Dr. Burton S. Schuler, Podiatrist

*.2 W est*fl *: ,1th Steet,

Management, Inc. (HQM), as
managers of the facility, will
honor the "Who's Who" St. Joe
Care & Rehabilitation Center
champions: Trisha Levins,
Business Office Manager;
Mike Castello, Maintenance
Director; Sharon Collin,
Director and Drema Hess,
MDS Coordinator at the
regional event. These stake-
holder employees from across
the state consistently demon-
strate spirited leadership and
reflect the values and ideals
of HWM, while setting a stan-
dard of excellence in their
respective departments.
These remarkable indi-
viduals will also be recog-
nized for their commitment

River is 1!

John River Sheridan
turned one year old on
Sunday, Jan 29. River is the
son of Candice and Johnny
Sheridan of Carrabelle. His
maternal grandparents are
Tom and DollySweet. Paternal
grandparents include Connie
and Bobby James and Johnny
and Angie Sheridan. Great
grandparents are Winnie and
Clarence Rickard of Carrabelle
and Helen Sweet of Whitney
Point, NY. He shares his
birthday with his great aunt
Rosemary of Wallkill, N.Y.

to residents' well being and
their advocacy of the HQM
mission and vision.
The Bay St. Joseph Care
& Rehabilitation Center
champion-elects were among
over 100" champions from
across the country that will
be recognized and honored at
regional training and award
events .
',These outstanding
champions are represen-
tative bf 1 the extraordinary
employees in HQM managed
and operated nursing homes

Red Hat Chit Chat

Queen Mum, Bev Aclin,
would like all Mexico Beach
Beach Belles to join her for
lunch at Toucan's at 11:30
CST on February 7. We
%ill have a meeting and the'
2006 dues of $10 will be
due at that time. Please try
to be there and enjoy the

throughout the county, and
are a credit to the community
and the state of Florida.
This elite group repre-
sents the top 1% of all employ-
ees "the best of the best,"
said Joe Steier, President of
HQM. "These special employ-
ees are every day health care
champions," he said. He fur-

their commented, "Realizing a
need for a unified front in our
vision to forever change the
landscape of long-term care,,
the champion award commit-
tee sought out the best and
the brightest in every facility
nationwide. Over the next
year, the champion employ-
ees of Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center will be
asked to spearhead several
new exciting initiatives and

to contribute to the develop-
ment of the next generation
of HQM facility leaders."
Home Quality
Management, Ihc. and its
affiliates operate and manage
60 long-term care facilities,
including 54 nursing homes,
,and six assisted living facili-
ties, in eight Mid-Atlantic and
Southeastern states.

Lyndsey Shawna Butler
celebrated her birthday on
Jan. 15th. Lyndsey is the
daughter of Reba and Lee
Collingsworth and Shawn
and Kelly Butler. Her
grandparents are Joe and
Becky Nugent, Pelo and
MaryJane Lindsey, Ronnie
and Tawny Butler and Sherry

Braxton Dallas

Presley Arrives

On Dec. 6, Pertanya
Presley was blessed by God
with a beautiful baby boy.
.Braxton was born at 'Bay
Medical Center at 8:59 p.m.
He was 8 lbs. 3.4 oz and 20
V2 inches long. Dallas and
Trease Presley are the proud
grandparents of Braxton.

Valentine Pageant Rehearsal

Schedule Announced

The 34th Annual Gulf
County Valentine Pageant is
well into production and on
schedule for February 11 at
the Wewahitchka Elementary
School Auditorium.
But before 'the big day
there's lots of work to be
Rehearsals will be held
on Wed.. Thur. and- Fri. as
Wed., Feb. 8, Ages 2-
through Pre-K 2:45 6:00
Thursday, Feb. 9 2nd
Grade through 6th Grade -
2:45 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb.10 7th
through 12th Grade 2:45 -
5:00 !p.m.
8:00 p.m. (Full Rehearsal)
Full practice rehearsal
for all participants' will be
*at 6:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m..
All participants should wear
street clothes for rehearsals.
On Saturday, the day
of the event photo sessions
will be at Wewahitchka

Elementarybeginning at 3:00.
PM. Contestants should meet
at the school by 5:15 pm for
the 6100 pm pageant.
The evening pronuuses to
be a big event and the public
is invited to attend. Tickets
will be sold at the door. Adult
tickets are $5.00 each land
tickets for children under 12
are $3.00 each.
All funds raised. will
benefit programs of the Gulf
County Senior Citizen's
Association. For information,
contact Sandy Lieberman,

New Addition

Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. is very' excited
to announce that Janice
Brownell, (formally of Crystal
Sands Realty) has joined our
sales team. Janice brings,
over 20 years of experience
as a Broker, Sales Agent and
Rental' Manager. She is anx-
ious to share her expertise.
Janice is a lifetime local of
the area.


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

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108-18 S-50,000.

Large luxury townhouse in gaud commu-
nity with private iior. remodeled i, Spring
2005. Ne.' panr, id. o'- upper deci I.-:.ur
floor. Great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Easy
access to beach. MLS# 107631 $595,000

Chumng. BR B.A Hou e ir,n or 5T S .-.
built in 2004. Large kitchen and family room
with tile flooring and counter-tops. Whirlpool,
& separate shower in master bath. In-ground
sprinkler system. MLS# 109637 $315,000.'

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survey on file. MISLA 108"I0 $1,495,000

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

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By Zac Norris
As I sit here and
reminisce on my high school
'career, I begin to look toward
*the future. It's becoming a
realization that I will not be in
high school much longer and I
am tempted to look past ENC
1101 and Spanish II tests. I
am suddenly jolted back to
reality when I enter school
every morning. Seniors, I
know it's hard but stick with
it; we only have a few months
left together.
We proudly welcome Ms.
Jessica Smothermon and
Mrs. Laura Ropelis to the staff
of PSJHS. Ms. Smothermon
is the new Geometry teacher,
and Mrs. Ropelis is the new
Guidance Counselor. We
-look forward to good things
-from the new members of our
Gold Cards are ready for
-pickup in the guidance office.
'To pick yours up see .Mrs.
Upcoming test dates are
available in guidance. There
-will be axr ACT Saturday Feb.
.11 at Bay High School and
another on April 8 at Port St.
'Joe High School commons
-area. Good luck to all those
:taking these tests.
The Junior Class will be
holding their first annual Flea
Market on Saturday, March
.11, in the high school parkifig
lot from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. If you wish to donate
items to be sold, please bring
them by the high school
office. To participate in the
Flea Market, please contact
Karen Taylor in the high
school office. The junior class
will be selling refreshments so
please plan to attend.

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The varsity boy's soccer
team defeated West Gadsden
this last week to secure
their position as District
Champions. This week they
will face Arlington Country
Day in regional play. Please
come out and support them
Thursday night at Shark
The boy's basketball team
plays Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the
Dome against Bay High, the
J/V games starts at 6 and
Varsity starts at 7:30. This
is Senior Night so please
come out and support the
basketball team. Feb 3 the
team will travel to Gracevillle,
Feb. 7 the district playoffs
begin. Good luck basketball
.Baseball practice has
begun and the boys will play
their annual 100 Inning Game,
Sat. Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. They
will compete in a tournament
in Gainesville, Feb. 10 & 11.
Softball, track,
weightlifting, and baseball
seasons are beginning to get
underway. Good luck to all
the spring sports; fans please
come out to support the
As my time in high
school draws to a. close, -I
am reminded of a quote by
John Heywood who said, "Of
a good beginning cometh a
good end." The things I have
learned these past few years
have taught me countless
things; I am confident and
thankful for the start on the
right track this school has
given to me. As for my fellow
classmates, cherish these last
months together, and I will
miss you all dearly.

^AiiNews Column

Faith Christian School

Faith Christian School



All A's
First Grade
Kaitlyn Baker, Morgan Bell, Jackson Cordell, Alison Gay,
Cameron Smith
Second Grade
Emma Beightol, Kyle Bouington, Kaleb Hamm, Reid
Kennedy,Taylor Matincheck, Lael Parker
Third Grade
Caitlin Godwin, Elisha Vereen
Fourth Grade
Allen Davis
Fifth Grade
Mary Caitlin Bouington, Hayden Renshaw
Sixth Grade
Tiffany Burch, Erin Kennedy
Tenth Grade
Trevor Burch
Eleventh Grade
Ryan Taylor

A's & B's
First Grade
David Davis, Samantha Ford, Joseph Kerigan, Dell Pickett,
Kerigan Pickett, Elijah Saemielto
Second Grade
Jacquelyn LaLuzerna, Ty Royal
Third Grade
Coy Burke, Rachel Douglas, Marcel Duarte
Fourth Grade
Lauren Costin, Morgan Kennington, Christian Laine, Jarret
LaLuzerne, Danielle. Matincheck, Lexie McGhee, Katerina
Nelson, Malachi Parker, Bethany Taylor
Fifth Grade
Abagail Davis, Chase Royal, Weston Sarmiento
Sixth Grade
Trisha Davidson
Rachel Jones, Tyler Sarmiento
Seventh Grade
Nate Taylor
Eighth Grade
Dillin McGhee
Tenth Grade
Zach Taylor

Forty-plus students
and parents went to Wild
Adventures in Valdosta,
Georgia the first Friday in
January. Those attending '
(along with a few guests)
were being rewarded for
making their goals during
the Christmas Card
fundraiser. Thanks to
Mrs. Kathie Sarmiento for
her efforts and expertise
in helping FCS raise the
necessary funds to educate
tomorrow's leaders. "It was
a great trip. I had lots of
fun. Thanks Miss Kathie."
It is great to have Mrs.
Julie Wester back on our
campus. Two years ago she
served as our health aide.
We sure did miss her last
year and this year's first.
semester, but now she is
back in full force. We always
appreciate her smiling face.
Thanks to the Gulf County
Health Department, and
their cooperation in the

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1831 Apalachee Drive on Indian Pass.
4BR/2BA Gulf View House. Old Florida
Cottage fully furnished. One block from
beach in "X" and FEMA Flood Zones.
MLS#109513 Call Mark Schultz 850-
229-1292 Asking $585K


This is an assignment, upon sale & close
.of original contract, gulf breeze villas
condominium are one of the few condo-
minium projects located on the gulf side
on hwy 98, don't miss this rare oppor-
tunity. seller is motivated. Mls#105739
$770,000 call Moses Medina at 527-

Beautrful ne,.' 3 bd, 2 ba BA'iVIEW home
on 1/2 acre lot, concrete pilings, lots of
room for boats, RV, cars, etc. on concrete
pad under home, screened-in porch and,
storage. areas on lower level,, 2 large
screened-in porches on,.upper level run-
ning. length of home; aluminum railings,
emergency lighting installed, too many
extras to list. MLS# 108774 Call Sonjia
Raffield at 340-0900 for more infor-
mation! -

Jubilation Subdivision. Fantastic
Cape San Bas, Seagras gorgeous views opportunity! A beautiful gulf view in a
of both the gulf and bay. X-zonel 4000+Sq opnit Abaiflf C tin
ft heated and cooled. This 4 floor, spec- magnificent house. Windolf Construction
tacular 4br,4ba home with bead board designed by John Hopkins. X-Flood zone.
wainscoting, elevator,fully landscaped + $1,150,000. mls#109000 Contact
well, best coastal living, pool & club house! Patrick Jones for more information @
$1,379,000 MLS#109673 CALL CHARL- (850)814-5878.
TON 227-4256

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

427 Cape Plantation Rd., PSJ-This 3br/
2ba home on 16th green of St. Joseph Bay
Country ClubI $475,000. MLS #104069.
Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146

4412 Hwy 98 2 BR.'2BA 1st tier home
offers an unobstructed lifetime view of
St. Joseph Bay. Future development of
Windmark Beach will envelope this area
of St. Joseph Shores Subd. that is located
between Port St. Joe and St.Joe Beach.
MLS# 105433 $1,350,000 Call Carol
for appt. @ 850-227-4252

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

situated on two lots in ward ridge. Large
kitchen with dining area, family room, for-
mal living room, florida room with tiled
floor. Very spacious throughout home.
Workshop in back. Back yard is fenced.
Lots of room in this yard for parking
rv/and or a nice boat. Yard is filled with.
azzaleas, pine trees, day li.liess and
crepe myrtles..This is a must see home.
Call Susie White for an appointment
today at 227-4046.MLS#108089


* St. Joe Beach, Sunset Village- lot 47 priced to sell at $298,000
* St Joe Beach, Hwy 98 frontage 4 lots with unobstructed gulf view, can be
residential or commercial. Entire block of road frontage can be purchased.
Call Natalie 850-227-4355 ,
* This subdivision is located at St. Joe beach ust a ihort distance to the beach.
MLS# 109799 $249,900 Call Chariton Williams at 227-4256
* This subdivision is located close to the beaches. MLS#109800 $ 249,900
Call Charlton Williams at 227-4256
* This lot is located in Sea' Haven Subdivision. Close to'the beaches.
MLS#109800 $ 249,900 Call Chariton Williams at 227-4256
* New subdivision with heavily landscaped has- pool, and common area.
MLS#109800 $ 249,900 Call Charlton Williams at 227-4256
* Gulf front lot with x-zone building site behind the cccl line. Originally
planned 4000 sf, 5br/5ba house on this site. mls#109611 $975,00 call
Chariton Williams at 227-4256.

* Mexico Beach, 200 Hwy 98-Gulf View Lot,mls#1 06182
* St. Joe Beach, 304 Beacon Road-mls#1 05638
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in San Bias Plantation with deeded
access to Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call
Sonia Raffield at 340-0900 $579,900. '
SLot 3C St. Charles Street, Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach -
Within walking distance of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house.
MLS#108169, $224,900 Brenda Miller 227-5380
*,Sunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded
by Windmark Beach Development. Amenities include pool, bath house, land-
scaped 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 Cape San Bias with
beautiful lots available to build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call
today for more information.


* Port St. Joe, 112 Heritage Lane-Interior Lot, $150,000
* Port St. Joe, 130 Palm Breeze Way-mis#107338, $85,000
* 4942 CR C-30-Iriterior Lot, mis#1 07723
SPort St. Joe, Garrison Avenue Lot is .26 acres and is partially cleared.
SELLER MOTIVATED. mls#108304 $119,000 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
R 8325 C R 386 Overstreet Corner of Hwy 386 and Pleasant Rest Cemetery
Rd Great Location! 5.91 acres. Many Possibilitiesl $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

d Overstreet, East Bay 162 acre +/- parcel that would be excellent for a
development. Wetappo Creek and East Bay Frontage. MLS#109103
* 6807" Hwy 71 While City Great Investment Opportunityl 100' x 444'
fronting Hwy 71. City water there, sewer-to be in place in approximately 1
year. Property adjacent to this is also on the market. MLS# 108718. Contact
Perky or Susie White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046. $235,000.00.
* The property consists of three lots that make almost an acre of land and
have already been cleared. Seller is motivated and will listen to all offers. Call
Moses Medina 527-0441
* 149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision.
Adjacent to pool and pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities.
MLS#108054 $175,000 Call Brenda Miller 227-5380
- Eastpoint, Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Nice single family lots avail-
able. HOA, underground utilities, pool and club house. Call Patrick Jones


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Yachts: 30 65 feet

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Tohatsu outboard dealer
At the junction of Gulf County Canal and
ICW near White City ,
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school health department,
for sending us "Miss Julie."
Hearts of Change, the
women's Bible study group
here at Faith Bible Church,
has begun a new series. It is
entitled, Living Above Worry
and Stress by Thelma Wills
(from the Women of Faith
series). This is a 12-week
study that meets in the
school library each Tuesday
at 6:30 P.M. All ladies are
welcome to come. Books
are available at Christian
book stores or on-line. For
more information, contact
the office at 229-6707 or e-
mail Lori Beightol at loribe
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

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Now Hiring Foster Grandparents

Elder Care Services, the Corporation for National Service
and the United Way are pleased to announce vacancies for
Foster Grandparents to work with the North Florida Child
Development in Port St. Joe. The function of the Foster
Grandparent is to provide assistance, Friendship, guidance
and care to children attending the North Florida Child
Development Center. The Foster Grandparent usually serves
through 20 hours of weekly service.
We are now actively accepting applications to fill these
positions. If you meet the following requirements please apply
Must be 60 years of age and in relatively good health.
Must be living on a limited income.
Must be of good moral character.
Must be able to drive safely.
Must pass a background screening.
If you apply and are accepted, you will be paid a stipend
for each hour worked and mileage for your travel. These
payments will not effect any type of assistance that you are
now receiving. These payments are not subject to any taxes
or penalties.
Please call Gina Smith at (850) 547-2511 for an interview
and application.

Friends of 'North Port St.

Joe Meet Saturday

The community is encouraged to attend a special meeting
to discuss future plans that will benefit the North Port St. Joe
The Friends of North Port St. Joe, led by Florida State
University professor Charles Connerly and his staff, will have
a meeting Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at the WIG Center.
The team has completed a one year study that examines
the future of North Port St. Joe. Everyone living in the North
Port St. Joe community will be affected, and are encouraged
to attend.

Adoption, Foster Care Parents,

& God-Parent Orientation Class
You can help save a child through Adoption, Foster Parenting
or God Parenting!
Come to an informational class and learn:
The requirements for adopting and fostering children.
About the children who are waiting for an adoptive
About the kinds of foster and adoptive homes
About the God-Parenting-program & family support
for children.
How you can make a difference in a child's life.
Plan to Attend the Information Session Below: Feb. 4, 10:00
a.m.-12:00 p.m. Innovative Agape Ministries, Inc., 1415 South
Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL



Port St. Joe Elementary's Peacebuilders of the week this week are:
Pre-K- Mc Keely Sauers
Kindergarten- Savannah Swartz
1st Grade- Meredith Spears
2nd Grade- Quinton Willis
3rd Grade- Dalton Gilley
4th Grade- Dacia Turner
5th Grade- Caleb Hall

PSJES Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following
Students that were inadvertently
left off the honor roll last week. '

All A's
First Grade
Joyce Spires

A's & B's
First Grade
Arthur Roberts

Congratulations to the following students who
will attend Honor Band in Marianna this Friday
and Saturday:

Allen Dykes Third Chair Trumpet
Cody Clark Second Chair Flute
Melanie Raffield Third Chair Flute

Pre-School Story Time
Starting Jan 31 at the Gulf County Public Library in Port St.
Joe, Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Children 3 to 5 years old
are invited to attend. The Story Time will last for 30 minutes.
After that time, they may look for books to check out, Each
child must have a library card to check out books. Parents
must fill out the application for the card, which they may do
while the children are in story time. If a parent has a current
library card in good standing,
children may use that card or
apply for their own.

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utely stunning iew.s. of the Gulf and
very level, This -4BRi3B home offers a
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lude 2 master bedrooms, a oreat room
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created throughout the kitchen This ex-
home is located or, a rgh and dr, ;' zone
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MLS #109118, $1,250,000

Blas-1st Tier-112 Barbados Drive -
,ir and dr,/ lot with rolling sand dunes
one Turtle Dunes offers a pri..ate pool
beach access. Take in great .iecws of
r, access to miles of rirte sand, L.each-
sion has homeowner's association and
uding architectural controls
MLS # 104287-$625,000

rt St. Joe-3151 Highway 98
LOCATION' Propert,' fronts east end or
pass road (new Hwy. 98) at the entrance
k Beach. This property 5 zoned R-3 C-I
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lential or commercial opportunities
MLS # 105376-$750,000



Port St. Joe-2013 Garrison Avenue
immaculate custom-built horre is Surrounded ty ,
luyh landscaping and privacy, fence. En.:.j, rela.-
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fireplace built-ni stereo speaker s,stern, orfie
tWo whirlpool tubs and too ma00 r, more e7rras to:'
list' Property 15 located in Garrson Plantation, close
to school. and downtown shopping. Subdivision
in.:ludeu. deed re.tri:torin pr,..d'in. a ,iean, .*;ell-
maintained coirimunit, Must iee to appreciate
MLS a 107984-5399,900-Virtual tour link-
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Gorgeous Deach riome Enjo,, breathtaking *ievjs of
Florida's most beautiful beaches arnd a'jesome sun-
sets' Oni,. steps ava ,, frorri th Gulf, nis wiil mar:e
a Great actionin home or rental property. Home is
located in high and dr, ,X. zone ,i0t1i .,ew- otf D t,:,
the Bay and Gulf. Subdi.ision r.,fers deeded beachr
access. Owner 5 imti.vated to sell-ouilding larger
gulf frorit home near this :.ite
MLS # 106605-$1,175,000-Virtual Tour link-
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Overstreet-Waterfront-260 Spruce Avenue
Creekwi od Estates ii a natural developrerintl ior those inter
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MLS # 109328-$299,900

Danny Raffield

Cell: 258-6874

Office: 227-7979

401 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fa


Open 5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Tuesday Saturday

5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Tuesday Friday

$100 Domestic Beer,

$300 House Wine

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Open 7:00 am 9:00 pm
7 Days A Week




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

The College Goal Sunday SM program

Created by Indiana Student
The Financial Aid Association, with funding from Lilly
Endowment, Inc., and with supplemental support from the
Lumina Foundation for Education, will host a College Goal
The College Goal Sunday helps students complete finan-
cial aid forms accurately and on time. Low-income and first
generation college students get help answers through new
statewide program.
What: College Goal Sunday is a one-day event for stu-
dents who dream of going to college but need help with the
financial aid process. Get free, expert help filling out the forms
that help you open the doors to financial aid. A scholarship
drawing will be held for students who attend.
When: Sunday, Feb 19, from 2:00 p.m. 5:00. p.m.
Where: Gulf Coast CC, Gulf Franklin Center, 3800 Gar-
rison Avenue
Why: To break the paper barriers to higher education.
College-bound students and their families are invited to get
help completing the FreeApplication for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). Please bring 2005 tax information with you. Cost:
Information available at www.floridacollegegoal.com
or call (850) 245-
0407 College Goal Sunday, Feb 19, 2 p.m. 5 p.m.
Gulf Coast CC, Gulf Franklin Center 3800 Garrison
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Tuesday, January 31 is the deadline to enroll!
College tuition in Florida is expected to triple by the time
today's newborn goes to college. Don't wait! Start saving
now. The Florida Prepaid College Plan and the Florida
College Investment Plan make saving for college easier and
more affordable than ever. Sign up online today at www.
florida529plans.com or call 1-800-552-GRAD (4723) to request
an Enrollment Kit and application.

If You See News Happening, Call...

The Star at 227-1278

501 Monument Avenue @ Hwy. 98 & 71

229-PORT (7678)

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

4B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, February 2, 2006

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

News from Port St. Joe Middle School rH

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, February 2, 2006 5B

Congratulations to the
following students who
will attend Honor Band in
Marianna this Friday and
Allen Dykes Third Chair
Trumpet Codi Clark Second
Chair Flute, Melanie Raffield
- Third Chair Flute. We will
have clubs on Friday, January
Our 8th grade students
will be taking the Florida
Writes on Tuesday, February
7 during 1st, 2nd and 3rd
periods with their 1st period
teacher: We will remain on
our regular bell schedule
with all 6th and 7th graders
changing classes (QUIETLY
Our school spelling
bee will be held on Friday,
February 10th during 5th
and 6th periods.
Our next reward activity
will be held on Tuesday,
February 14th. Students
with no discipline referrals
through February 14th will
be treated to a Valentine's
Day Dance.
School will not be held on
Monday, February 20th due
to President's Day. t
FCAT testing for all
students will begin on
Monday, February 27 and.
continue through Wednesday,
March 8th. ,
All 8th grade parents
should attend a meeting on
Thursday, April 6th at 5:00 pm
in the Port St. Joe High School
media center. The high school
staff will share information
concerning registration for
the 2006-2007 school year.
You also earn 5 Gulf County
Scholarship points for your
child by attending this event.
College tuition in Florida
is expected to triple by the.
time today's newborn goes
to college. Don't wait! Start
saving now. The Florida
Prepaid College Plan and the
Florida College' Investment
Plan make saving for
college easier and more

affordable than ever. Sign
up online today at www.
florida529plans.com or call
1-800-552-GRAD (4723) to
request an Enrollment Kit
and application.
You can now go online
and view the reading list for
accelerated reader. Lunch
menu and school calendar
are located on the Port St. Joe
Middle School web site. Go
to www.gulf.kl2.fl.us click
on PSJMS (on the right hand
side) and check out the menu
and important dates.
Here is your link http:/
search.epnet.com/ to an
online library of full text
articles and other materials
to be used for research. The
subscription has been funded
this year by the Gulf County
Education Foundation to
benefit students and teachers.
This resource is available
24/7 from any computer with
internet access.
Port St. Joe Middle
Username: psjms
Password : sharks
Does your child need help
with homework or finding
information on any topic?
"Ask a Librarian" can assist
you Sunday through Friday
from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
and Saturdays from 10:00
am to 5:00 pm. Go to www.
askalibrarian.org and chat
live with a librarian from one
of Florida's public, school, or
academic libraries. Questions
can also be submitted vie e-
mail at any time.



2802-F Highway 98,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

15% commercial). The entire parcel is available for
$15,000,000 OR there are 3 one-acre parcels OR a 4.5
acre parcel available. Prime development opportunities.
Call listing agent for more information, site plans avail-
able $1,000,000

Tutoring is available on
Monday and Wednesdays
from 3:00-4:00 in the
Opportunity Center Building
#1 (located behind the PSJHS
gym). Parents may also use
the Opportunity Center to go
online and view your child's
grades. For more information
call Gloria Gant at 229-9359.
Check out these free
websites for math practice for
the reluctant, disenchanted,
or struggling math student.
It is appropriate for all
ages, even pre-school, up
through algebra. http: //
and http://coolmath.com/
We still have many
students .that need to come
by the front office to pick up
your Gold Card. Use your
Gold Card for free admission
to all athletic events in Gulf
The SGA is selling
Valentines. Each valentine
will cost 50 cents and will
come with a valentine mint
and a special message for
you. The SGA will sell them
before -school and during
lunch for the next two
weeks. Your Valentine will
be delivered to that special
someone or a good friend
during the Valentine dance
on Feb. 14. Also the SGA will
be selling Valentine greetings
from Channel 2. For only 25
cents your message will be
read on the morning news.
So join the SGA in making
this Valentine's Day.the best




A CALL Q97-1Q78

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Sales Associates

Sally Childs

Mary Blackburn

Zach Childs

00n lc i at.Mexicon eacl, FL Iis is one or many
parcels available including the whole parcel of 20 acres
which sells for$15,000,000 with owner financing. Prop-
erty has one water and sewer tap and is zoned general
commercial which allows for 18 units per acre dr 24
units per acre with 15% commercial. Prime develdp-
ment opportunity. See agent for additional information.

v'-, *Ocean Oasis*
"''" Land Cost $1,950,000
27 Units with 1250 Sq Ft
0@ $105 per sq ft $3,543,750

$15,000,000 and get owner financing.,This particular

density of 18 units per acre or 24 units per acre with 15%
commercial. Adjacent parcels also available. This piece
is subject to a minor replay. $800,000

Total Cost


27 Units X $300,000 each

Ocean Oasis This prime 3 acre piece of general com-
mercial property affords many opporuniies. The density Real estate Commission
allows 18units peracre (ifyou want to go multi-family). @5
Site plan and proformnna available through listing agent
Only about .4 of a mile to the beach. Excellent develop- Net Sales
ment opportunity. Property currently has 10 paid water
and sewer taps. $1,950,000

- $405,000






ASeme uwin4e6,e nwite yua to ,iWit the chuch of you choice thi6, week ...........

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

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

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

Dan Rhodes
Jeff Winyt
Minister ofMusidYoutls
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
Sigblanb view Bapti t burtb
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Mike Westbroo

Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
ok, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

Church of Christ

at the Beaches
S314 Firehouse Road
OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 am EST
S- Sunday Worship 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 am EST




lb Catholic Church tof Gulf Couny

St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
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)

Q k i"Our iChurch can bie your thiame

Jirst Church of the agzarciic
4 0 L l4 .LU:', t 'Port St "o, ofinrda a 45
(850) 229-9596

Sunday School ...... .......... 10 a.mf,
.Sunday Morning Worship ...... .. 11 a.m.
S.,iii Edav ir'u. r W :airhip t. p ITi
W dier,.dLv Evening Service 7 i m

ned J(" etf4d

111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 324101

Sudq WorshipServices: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
Sid yScithool:10:45 am. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
-The people of Mexico Beich United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family life (hurh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ..o.o ps C.It
SS in Apalachicola Pano.a Cily
10:30 Sunday Morning h Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew -
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Famely Lfeh wch
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka /
323 Reid Avenue *'Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433).

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

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

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


HappyAsA Lark...I don't know when or how that term originated, but I think I under-
stand it's point. When someone is "happy as a lark," they have a strong & enduring happiness
about them. Almost like a happiness that comes from deep within.
The Bible says that "joy" is the 2nd ,fruit of the Spirit." Joy refuses the temptation to be
cynical...the tool of the lazy thinker. Joy refuses to see any problem as anything less than an
opportunity to see God. Choose joy today & remember, "4 cheerful heart is good medicine,"
Piov 17:22.
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691

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

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

Worship on Wednesday:

Sunday Dinner
Dinners will be served at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
on Saturday, Feb 5, from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. for a dona-
tion of $6.
The menu is Hamburger
Steak, Fried Chicken, Collard
Greens, Lima Beans, Rice/
Gravy, Cornbread, Cake and
Tea. To place an order, call
229-6179. You may eat-in
or take-out. The Church is
located at 146 Ave. C.

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.

Heartfelt Thanks from
the Duke Jones Family
The family of L.L. "Duke"
Jones would like to thank
everyone for their prayers,
visits, cards, flowers, food
and many kind words that
have been received since -the,
loss of our loved one. There
are no words that can express
how much we have appreci-
ated the concern and support
given to us by our friends and
family during this very dif-
ficult time.
Special thanks and genu-
ine love go out to the gentle-
men who served as pallbear-
ers:, Jack Collinsworth, Mike
Scarabin, Bob Wahl, Andy
Stewart, Eric Stewart and
Brad Price.

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

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
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.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols,
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

-? ^ fFirst Baptist Church

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 .. J . . . 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM. 7:49 am ET

The friendly-place to worship! /

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

"A Reformed Voice
SUr in the Community"

\ )1J ic Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School .......................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ......... 11:00 a.m.,
Sunday Evening Service .............. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.m.'
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship .... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Fairh Chrisria,, Se'hool


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 poon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

W. P."Rocky Comforter Charles A. CostinJ Thomas S, Gibson,
rFUNERALHOME w.u. yocist comforter Psn s ate WillmJisams l son, Ushers Anniversary
507 10th Street, Port St. Joe L.F.D. erso e satRussell Scholz
(850) 229-8111,... (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211 Zion Fair Missionary Port St. Joe.
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Baptist Church Usher Board
will be sharing their anniver-
sary with the local city-wide
Usher's Union and will be
honored by your presence.

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
information call 648-4041.

"In God We Trust"

If the U. S. Government says -it's against the law for "In
God We Trust", to be on our money.
What happens the next 200 years will not be very
Prayer has already been taken out of school.
Many teachers and kids have died, since that stupid
The government has decided they don't want the Ten
Commandments around.
Could it be they get convicted, when their shady deals
go down?
If the government and its employees feel this way, all
God"centered holidays should be cut from their pay.
The.Supreme Court should be in session on Christmas,
Easter, and Thanksgiving with regular pay too.
Just think of the taxpayer's money it would save me and
No Christmas break for the Senate and the House, "it's
just another day".
Do you think they might care enough about the taxpay-
ers, to work a week without pay?
The A.C.L.U. and its forces are backing this, fighting
everything about God's word;
Christians, don't you think it's about time for us to
standup and be heard.
Without God, Sunday is just another day.
"In God We Trust", everyday is the only way.
Billy Johnson

with the Rosary to be recited
beginning at 7.
All services are under
the direction of Comforter
Funeral Home. ,

Oliver E. Griffin
Mir. Oliver E. Griffin, 79,
of Port Saint Joe, passed
away Tuesday, January 24,
.2006, following an extended
illness. A native of Decatur
County, Georgia, he, served
in the Army Air Corps, later
the United States Air Force,
during WWII, and had been
a 'resident of Port Saint Joe
since 1954. He worked as a
papermaker and was retired
from St. Joe Paper Company.
He was a member of Long
Avenue 'Baptist Church.
Survivors include his
wife, Shirley Griffin of Port
Saint Joe; his sons, Wayne
Bryant and wife Kathy, Tim
Griffin and wife Judy, both of
Atlanta, Jimmy Griffin of Port
Saint Joe, and Dennis Griffin
and wife Teresa of Lynn
Haven;, his grandchildren,
Tina Bryant, Angie and Stuart
Griffin, Leslie and Lee Griffin;
his sister, Otheda Raney, and
a half-brother, Billy Griffin,
both of Bainbridge, GA.

The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.


Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center

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

Funeral -services were
held at 11:00 a.m. EST
Thursday, January 26, 2006,
at the Long Avenue Baptist
Church, conducted by the
Rev. Bruce Duty. Interment
followed in the family plot in
Holly ,ill Cemetery. Those
who wish may make dona-
tions in his ,memory to a
favorite charity.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Ralph Carlton King

Mr. Ralph Carlton King
Chandler, age 77, of Kinard,
Florida, died early, Monday
morning, Jan, 30, at the Bay
Medical Center in Panama
City, Florida. Mr. Chandler
was born on April 19, 1928,
in Reynoldsville, GA and had
lived in Kinard since 1987
coming from Port St. Joe,
Florida. Ralph was a member
of the Abe Springs Baptist
Church in the Abe Spring
Community in Blountstown,
Florida where he served as
Deacon. He was past master
of the Port St. Joe Masonic
(See OBITUARIES on Page 16B)

Oak You're .Among friends at
Oak Grove Assenibly of God
David A.Jernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 adison Street PortSt.Joe. ,F
Schedule of Services
Sunday .' .Wednesdav
Sunday School 9:45am 7. ldWeek Meal 5:00pm
Morning Worship 10:45am .Mid Week Bible Study 6:15pm
.Xids on the Move 10:45am .Ministry In 3ctlon 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's'iOnistry- .onday-6:3Opm
Ladles Ministry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 'raise &-Worship -Preaching the Piure'Word

C .

Board #1 welcomes you to
attend their Annual Ushers'
Anniversary on Sunday, Feb.
5 at 3 p.m. ET at Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church in

Long Avenue Baptist Church

S Where Faith, Family d&

Friendship are foune


At the Church

of Your Choice
this Sunday

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

6B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, February 2, 2006

Samuel Robert

"Butch" Buccieri I
Samuel Robert "Butch"
Buccieri I, of Port St. Joe
passed away Tuesday, Jan
31. He was born July 26,
1928' and was a native of
Youngstown, Ohio. Mr.
Buccieri was anmember of the
Carpenter's Union., He had
been a resident of Port St. Joe
for the past three years and
was a member of St. Joseph's,
Catholic Church.
Sam is survived by his
wife, Donna; his children
Stephanie Wilbanks, Sandra
Bish, Samuel Robert II, and
Seth Anthony; his mother,
Tillie Butch; his grandchil-
dren, Samantha Allen, Joseph
Pokzaka, Jessica Buccieri,
Samuel Robert Buccieri, III,
Tina Buccieri, and Amanda
Buccieri; a great-grandson,
Christopher' Allen; and his
sister, Mary Fabian.
The funeral mass will be
said at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb
3, at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, by the Rev. Tom.
Guido. Interment will follow
in Holly Hill Cemetery. He
will lie in state at the church
from 6 until 7 p.m. Thursday,

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Florida Prepaid College Board Teams With

Chamber Of Commerce To Help Educate Gulf County

Families On Affordable College Savings Options

The long-term success
of a business community
is tied to a better educated
workforce. While high school
diplomas are a great start,
many of today's businesses
are looking for college
graduates to fill entry-level
positions. And for many
parents in Gulf County, the
question isn't whether they
want to send their children to
college, but if they can save
enough money to get them
there. The Florida Prepaid
-College Board offers two great
options for college savings:
the Florida Prepaid College
Plan and the Florida College
Investment Plan.
To help inform residents
on ways to save for future
college expenses, the Florida
Prepaid College Board
has joined forces with the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce. As part of the
alliance, the Chamber of
Commerce will distribute
information regarding both
college savings plans.
The Florida Prepaid
College Plan began in 1987
and has sold close to 1.1
million contracts since its
inception. Our data shows
that, on average, one out of
every 10 children in Florida
has a Florida Prepaid College
account. However, there
are still many families with
children in Gulf County.who
have not taken advantage
of the benefits the program
"Higher education
,opens the door to' greater
opportunities for children,
families and the business
community," says Tom
Wallace, Executive Director
of the Florida Prepaid
College Board. "Through
our partnership with the
Gulf County, Chamber of
Commerce, we know we can

achieve our goal of reaching
many Gulf County parents
and provide them with
affordable options to save for
their children's future college
With the Florida Prepaid
College Plan, families can
lock in the cost of college
tuition, local fees and
dormitory housing for a child
at today's prices. When the
child is ready for college, the
plan covers the actual cost at
any Florida public college; or
the value of the plan can be
transferred to most private
colleges in Florida, select
technical schools and most
out-of-state colleges.
Investing in a college
savings plan is a big financial
commitment, but it is well
worth it. With' a Prepaid
College Plan, the' rates are
locked in today and prices
never increase. A family's
investments guaranteed and
will be there when it is time
for the child to go to college.
There is a prepaid plan to meet'
every family's financial need,
to provide the opportunity for
each child to realize his/her
full potential.
Additionally, the savings
for a family can be dramatic
in many cases. According to
Ernst & Young, the Board's
actuarial consulting firm,
when today's newborns enter
college 18 years from now,
the cost of a 4-year education
at a Florida public university
(including tuition, local fees
and dormitory housing)
will be approximately
93,628. With the Florida
Prepaid College Plan, today
a family can purchase 4
years of tuition, local fees
and dormitory housing at a
Florida public university for
a newborn for approximately
$28,191, if made in a lump-
sum payment, and save more

than $65,000*.
The Florida Prepaid
College Plan is financially
guaranteed by the State of
Florida, making it a safe way
to save.
To qualify, the child or
the child's parent/guardian
must be a Florida resident.
Anyone, including parents,
grandparents, friends or even
businesses, may purchase a
plan. The open enrollment
period for the Prepaid 'College
Plan ends on Tuesday,
The Florida Prepaid
College Board provides
families with a second option
to save for college. The
Florida College Investment
Plan, which offers a range
of investment options and
flexibility, may be used for
any qualified college expense,
including tuition, fees, room
and board, books, supplies,
computers, and equipment
required by the college. The
plan may be used at any
public tOr private accredited
university, community
college or technical school,
anywhere in the country,
and even at some schools
abroad. Families may enroll
in the Investment Plan at
any time of year, and they
decide how much and how
often to contribute. There
are no Florida residency
requirements for the
Investment Plan, providing
grandparents with another
way to save for college for their
out-of-state grandchildren.
For enrollment
information on either plan,
call 1-800-552-GRAD (4723)
or visit www.florida529plans.
The Florida Prepaid
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investments in the Florida
College Investment Plan are
not insured or guaranteed,
and you could lose all or a
portion of your investment.
Participation in the Florida
College Investment Plan will
be sold only by means of a
Disclosure Statement and
Participation Agreement. A
copy of each will be sent to
you upon request; you should
read them before investing.
Nothing in this news release
should be construed as
financial, investment, legal or
tax advice. Consult your own
advisors before investing.
Linda Griffin, Gulf
County Supervisor of
Election, has announced
that the Florida State
Association of Supervisors
of Elections will award
$1,200 Scholarships at
their Summer Conference in
June this year. To be eligible
for the FSASE Scholarship,
the student must be
either a Political/Public or
Business Administration
or Journalism/Mass
Communication Major. The
student must be enrolled
or accepted as a full-time
student in a senior college
or university in Florida.
No postgraduate or second
degree students are eligible.
Applications must be
turned in to the elections
office by March 26.
To find out more
about the scholarships
and additional eligibility
requirements, interested
students can call the Gulf
County Elections Office
at 229-6117 or 639-5099
or come by the ZElections
Office located at 401 Long
Ave. Port St. Joe.



FSU's Student Government

Launches The 'Night Nole'

New Bus Route to Carry Students Safely at Night

Florida State University
has always lookedto create safe
ways for students to travel the
campus and the surrounding
city. From the Blue Light
Trail, designed to alert the
FSU Police Department that
a student needs assistance
when a button is pushed, to
the SAFE Connection Bus
system, which gives FSU
students a ride to and from
campus locations and nearby
restaurants and clubs in the
late-night hours, the safety of
students is a top priority.
Now, FSU's Student
Government Association
has found a way to make
traveling at night even safer
and easier. The 'Night Nole'
is a bus system that will run
between the hours of 10 p.m.
and 3 a.m. on Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays.
The new system is designed
to relieve long wait times for
the SAFE Connection bus
and will return SAFE to its
primary purpose as an on-


of Mobile

Named Rachel

Geoghagan to

Dean's List

The University of Mobile
has released the names of
students named to the'Dean's
List for the Fall semester.
In order to make the'
Dean's List, a student must
maintain a 3.5 grade point
average while taking at least
12 semester hours.
Congratulations to Rachel
Geohagan for her hard work.
and achievement.

campus escort service. It will
begin Tuesday, Jan. 31.
"This bus is being
established to fulfill a serious
safety and transportation
need for FSU students," said
Chris Schoonover, student
body president. "It will bring
students home from late-
night venues safely."
The Night Nole route will
start at Heritage Grove (off
Ocala Road) and will make
.a full circle, with stops on
Stadium Drive, Woodward
Avenue, and Jefferson,
Macomb and Tennessee
Streets. Two buses will run
the route.
"Student government has
been working on this since I
took office in April of 2005,
following the tragic deaths
of three students relating to
alcohol use," Schoonover said.
"This was one of the things
that I wanted to accomplish
during my term as student
body president and it looks
like it is going to happen.".

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It can be the hit of any
celebration for youngsters
with an array of colorful
doughnuts and decorations
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The cakes can come
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"They can do an elab-
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Hi Ho Silver! FSU

Physicist Helps Discover

an Atomic Oddity

Working with an
international team of
scientists, a Florida State
University physics professor
has taken part in an
experiment that resulted in
the creation of a silver atom
with exotic properties never
before observed. The team's
observations represent
another step forward in
science's long journey to
understand the nuclear
reactions' that power stars
and produce all matter.
Sam Tabor, professor of
experimental nuclear physics
at FSU and director of the
university's Superconducting
Accelerator Laboratory,
recently performed the
experiment at the GSI
laboratory in Darmstadt,
Germany, in collaboration
with the international team.
In the experiment, a cigar-
shaped atom was created
using a particle collider. To
the scientists' surprise, this
atom demonstrated a novel
kind of radioactive decay by
spitting out two free protons
at the same time.
Radioactive decay
normally involves the
emission of one of three types
of particle: a helium nucleus
consisting of two protons and
two neutrons, an electron
or a photon. Exotic 'atoms
engineered to contain fewer
neutrons than in the atom's
natural state were expected
to break down by emitting
protons one at .a time. But
the correlated two-proton
decay hadn't been seen before
and represents a new form of
The team's findings were
published in the Jan. 19
issue of Nature, the world's
foremost scientific weekly.
"The purpose' of. this
line of research is t6 expand
our knowledge of nuclear
physics beyond those'
nuclei present in nature by
exploring nuclei with either
fewer or more neutrons,"
Tabor said. "This will help us
to understand even the stable
nuclei. Another motivation is
the fact that such unstable
nuclei play important roles
in astrophysics_ and the
production of 'the elements
on Earth. We cannot fully
understand the astrophysical
processes .by which even
the atoms in our body were
produced until we understand
the structure of neutron-rich
and neutron-poor nuclei."
At the GSI lab, Tabor and
his colleagues bombarded a

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thin film of nickel foil with
a beam of calcium atoms,
causing some nickel and
calcium ions to coalesce to
form silver atoms with fewer
neutrons than normal. Most
of these silver atoms decayed
conventionally, but a few
ejected two protons at once.
The deficit of neutrons in
the silver had deformed the
nuclei from spheres into fat
cigar 'shapes. In some cases
the proton pairs jumped out
from the same end of the cigar,
at other times from opposite
ends, but they were always
perfectly synchronized, Tabor
"It's like there's a captain
on board telling them exactly
when to dive," he added.
In addition to Tabor,
other members of the team
were from Germany, Belgium,
Russia, Bulgaria, Poland,
Italy and Spain.
The collaborators now are
discussing future directions
for their research. "However,"
Tabor said, "we are also
performing related research
at the Superconducting
Accelerator Laboratory right
here at FSU. Experiments
currently under way here
are exploring nuclei with
neutron excesses,, and we
have built a facility to directly
study reactions and nuclei of
importance to astrophysics,"
Tabor said. Not all of Tabor's
work is on such an elevated
plane. At FSU he also serves
as coordinator of "The Flying
Circus of Physics," an open
house arid science fair hosted,
every other year by the physics
department to showcase some
of the department's cutting-
edge research facilities.
"The Flying Circus of
Physics' is a way to help
generate )interest in the
sciences, particularly among
youngsters, by showing folks
that physics is fun," Tabor
The next "Flying Circus
of Physics" is tentatively
scheduled for the spring of
For more about FSU's
department of physics, please
see www.physics.fsu.edu.
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FSU to Host Annual Conference on Literature

And Film; 2006 Theme is 'Documenting Trauma,

Documenting Terror'

Florida State University
will host the "31st Annual
Conference on Literature and
Film" Feb. 2-5, 2006. This
year's event will welcome emi-
nent scholars and filmmakers
from around the world as it
examines what it means to
document trauma or terror
under extraordinary histori-
cal conditions.
The conference- "Docu-
menting Trauma, Docu-
menting Terror" will kick off
Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30
p.m. in the FSU Student Life
Building with the Tallahassee
premiere of filmmaker Keith
Beauchamp's 2005 self-fi-
nanced documentary, "The
Untold Story of Emmett Louis
Till." The screening is spon-
sored through a grant from
the Leon County Tourism
Beauchamp, slated as a
keynote speaker at the con-
ference, has devoted 10 years
to telling the story of Till -- the
14-year-old black boy brutal-
ly slain in Mississippi in the
summer of 1955. He is found-
er of Till Freedom Comes Pro-
ductions, which aims to de-
velop, produce and distribute
high-quality entertainment
that is both educational and
socially significant.
While the film screening
is free and open to the pub-
lic, registration is required
for other events. For details,
visit the Web site: http://eng-
The 31st Annual Conference
on Literature and Film is co-
sponsored by the English
department, and the School
of Motion Picture,- Television
and Recording Arts (best
known as The Film School).
According to. conference
co-director and Associate
Professor of English Car-
oline (Kay) Picart, two key
questions will frame and
serve as impetus for discus-
'sion: How might attempts to
work through traumas be
distinguished from the act of
compulsively repeating them?
Can the two ever be fully dis-
"These questions have
long been central to consid-
erations of how filmmakers;
writers and artists'document

the Holocaust," Picart said.
"They've also been important
to investigations of U.S. rac-
ism, from the Middle Passage
and Indian
Removal, through lynch-
ing campaigns and the in-
ternment of Japanese-Ameri-
cans, to more recent hate
crimes. Questions about what
it means to document trauma
also are increasingly germane
to representations of Sept.
11, 2001. Both trauma and
terror have become central to
the political discussions that
chart our future, discussions
that often aim to solidify and
make actionable the differ-
ence between perpetrators
and victims, terrorists and
terrorized, inhuman atrocity
and justifiable retribution.
"This year's conference
will extend these .inquiries
and look beyond them to con-
siderations of many traumas
and terrors," Picart said.
In addition to Beau-
champ, 2006 keynote speak-
ers will include:
*Dominick LaCapra, a
history professor and the
Bowmar Professor of Human
Studies and Comparative Lit-
erature at Cornell University.
Among his many scholarly
accolades is the 2001 Dactyl
Foundation Award for Aes-
thetic Theory. LaCapra has
written numerous books,
including "Representing the
Holocaust: History, Theory,
Trauma" (1994); "Writing His-
tory, Writing Trauma" (2001);
and "History in Transit: Ex-
perience, Identity, Critical
Theory" (2004).
*Janet Walker, a film
studies professor at the Uni-
versity of California, -Santa
.Barbara, where she also is

affiliated with the Women's
Studies Program. She intends
to make a series of experi-
mental video portraits of lo-
cal Holocaust survivors and
refugees with a recent grant
from the California Council
for the Humanities. Her ed-
ited and authored books in-
clude wofks such as "West-
erns: Films through History"
(2001) and "Trauma Cinema:
Documenting Incest and the
Holocaust" (2005).
*Brian Winston, former
dean of Media and Humani-
ties at the University of Lin-
coln (England). An active
journalist, documentary film-
maker, and writer, he worked
as a producer and director at
Granada Television and BBC-
TV in the 1960s and '70s. He
won a U.S. prime time Emmy

in 1985 for documentary
scriptwriting (at WNET, New
York). A sampling of Win-
ston's books includes "Lies,
Damn Lies, and Documenta-
ries" (2000) and "Messages:
Free Expression, Media, and
the West, 1455-1991" (2005).
With the exception of the
Feb. 2 screening in the Stu-
dent Life Building (Woodward
Avenue), all events will be
held in FSU's Williams Build-
ing. (Jefferson Street, just
west of Copeland Avenue) and
Longmire Building (Ivy Way).
Conference co-directors for
2006 include Picart; Associate
Professor of English Mark G.
Cooper; and Professor Frank
P. Tomasulo, director of The
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the first hint of ti-ti blooms.
If you haven't taken care of
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sharpening mower blades...
and cheaper than replacing
What else to do? Have
the crape myrtles been cut
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the chain saw and loppers,
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need to do surgery on this
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besides the flowers, is in its
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There is a practice
called pollarding which,
for some reason, is still
used against crape myrtles.
Horticulturists call it 'crape
murder'. Pollarding involves
cutting the tree back severely
to a few ugly stobs. This is a
common practice among less
knowledgeable commercial
landscape companies, and
'old-timers', and while it may
serve some rehabilitative
function, there is no beauty in
a tree that gets this treatment
every year. The tree grows
back with a multitude of long
branches emerging from the
point of the cut. It produces
fewer flowers this way,
though the flowers do tend
to be larger, and when the
tree is full of leaves it looks
acceptable. When the leaves
fall, however, the tree is left
with a witch's broom effect

until it is once again cut back
to ugly stobs. Not to point
fingers, but a certain orange
big-box store in Panama City
is a good example of where
this happens, and how it
looks. The real beauty of the
crape myrtle is lost with this
practice, not to mention how
it saps the vigor from the tree
when this is performed year
after year.
If you like to prune as
much as I do, look for dead-
or broken branches and cut
them back to healthy nodes.
Noticing which way that node
grows might keep you from
having to cut it again later.
Look out for branches that
grow towards each other. If
they will some day intersect
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be best to prune one of them
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and cut those off. Remember
to make a nice clean cut just
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"Curious George" Healthy Eating Promotion

Will Feature Florida Citrus Juices

Specialty citrus juices
from Florida will be among the
in Wal-Mart Supercenters and
Neighborhood Markets during
the "Get Curious About Good
Health" promotion starting
Feb. 11.
The promotion which
coincides with the release
of the new "Curious George"
movie -- is intended to help
boost awareness of the
Produce for Better Health
Foundation's "Color Way"
message, which encourages
consumers to eat a colorful
variety of fruits and vegetables
every day for better health.
Noble Juices Inc.,
headquartered in Winter
Haven, has partnered with
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services to provide Wal-Mart
shoppers in Florida and
Georgia with samples of its
signature tangerine juices.
The Noble Juices logo, along
with the "Fresh from Florida"
logo that promotes a variety of
fresh Florida-grown fruits and
vegetables, will be included
on all promotional display
While generations have
loved the books about Curious
George, Universal Studios is
giving the character new life
with the Feb. 10 theatrical
release of the movie. Children
visiting Wal Mart produce
departments will receive an
activity book, designed for
kids 2 to 8 years old, in which
Curious George characters

teach children to "monkey
see, monkey do" when it
comes to healthy eating.
Parents will receive a recipe
booklet featuring a medley
of fruits and vegetables. The
produce section will feature
custom point of sale signage
and a standing floor display.
"These popular
characters will help capture
children's attention about
the importance of healthy
eating," Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson said. "Attracting
children and their parents
to the grocery store produce
section and encouraging them
to sample food items can help
them discover that healthy
eating can be fun, too."
Other Florida-based
companies that are supporting
and featured in the Wal-Mart
promotion include: A..Duda
and Sons, Inc., of Oviedo; Cott
Beverages, Inc., of Tampa; Del
Monte Foods of Coral Gables;
DiMare Fresh, Inc., of Tampa;
Quincy Farms, of Quincy; JM
Farms -of Miami; Seald Sweet
Growers, Inc., of Vero Beach;
and Tropicana Products, Inc.,
of Fort Pierce.
The Wal-mart/Noble
juices promotion is part of
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services' ongoing "Fresh
from Florida" campaign, an
identification and promotional
program designed to boost the
image of Florida agriculture
and increase sales by helping
consumers to easily identify

Florida grown agricultural
products at retail stores. The
"Fresh from Florida" program
also helps increase public
awareness of the importance
of Florida's agriculture
industry, which generates $7
billion in farm receipts yearly
and has an annual overall
economic impact estimated
at $62 billion.
For more about the
Produce for Better Health

Foundation, visit http:/
For more about Florida
fruits and vegetables,
visit http: //www.Florida-
Agriculture. com.
For more about Noble
Juices Inc., visit http://www.
For more about Universal
Studios' Curious George
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Florida Department
of Health (DOH) Secretary
M. Rony Francois, M.D.,
M.S.P.H., Ph.D., has issued
an emergency restriction
order to Thomas Thomas Jr.,
M.D., for engaging in sexual
misconduct and exercising
influence within a patient-
physician relationship for
the purposes of engaging in
sexual activity. Thomas is an
obstetrician/gynecologist in
Bradenton, Fla.
"Dr. Thomas has
demonstrated a lack of good
judgment and an obvious.
disregard for the laws and
rules that govern his chosen
profession," Dr. Francois said.
"His behavior constitutes a
potential threat to the health,
safety and welfare of Florida's
citizens and visitors."
Thomas allegedly used his
to engage in sexual activity
with one of his female patients'
during her examination. As
stated in the emergency order,
his "conduct constitutes such
a threat to the public health
'and safety and demonstrates
such a disregard for the laws
and regulations governing
physicians in this state that
the safety of Dr. Thomas'
female patients cannot
be assured as long as he
continues the unrestricted
practice of medicine" in
The emergency restriction
order prohibits Thomas from
treating female patients until
final action is taken by the
Florida Board of Medicine.
If you have any additional
information concerning this

practitioner, please contact
the DOH .Medical Quality
Assurance Investigative
Services Unit in 'Tampa at
(813) 873-4798.
The mission of DOH's
Division of Medical Quality
Assurance (MQA) is to protect
and promote the health of
all persons in Florida by
diligently regulating health
care practitioners and
facilities. MQA, in conjunction
with 22 boards and six
councils, regulates six types
of facilities and more than 40
health care professions. MQA
evaluates the credentials of
all applicants for licensure,
issues licenses, analyzes
and investigates complaints,
inspects facilities, assists
in prosecuting practice
act violations, combats
unlicensed activity and
provides credential and
discipline history about
licensees to the public. For
additional information, visit
the Department of Health
Web, site at www.doh.state.
fl.us and select Medical
Quality Assurance from the
drop box.

Department of Health
(DOH) Secretaiy M. Rony
Francois M.D., M.S.P.H.,
Ph.D. has announced the
selection of John Philip
Middaugh M.D. as the new
state epidemiologist.
"I am happy to
Announce the selection of
Dr. Middaugh as our new
state- epidemiologist," said
Dr. Frangois. "I am certain
that his expertise and well-
rounded background will be
an asset to the department
and I am looking forward to
working closely with him and
his staff."
Dr. Middaugh was
most recently the Medical
Epidemiologist for the
Department of Health and
Social Services for the state of
Alaska. He has an extensive
background in health and
-service including impressive
Accolades from associations
and organizations across the
country. Some of these awards
include the Meritorious
Health Service Award from
the Alaska Public Health
Association,, Alaska Physician
:of' the Year Award, and a
nomination for the Charles C.
Shepard Science Award of the
Centers for Disease Control.
As state epidemiologist,
Dr. Middaugh will be,
responsible for providing
medical and epidemiological
guidance and consultation to
the Department of Health's
leadership team, county
health departments, medical
professionals, and' the general
public. He will respond
to' requests for .epidemic
assistance within the state
of Florida, direct special

epidemiological surveys and
studies, and respond to media
DOH promotes and
protects the health 'and
safety of all people in
Florida through the delivery
of' Quality public health
.services and the promotion
of health care standards.
For additional information,
visit DOH's website at www.
doh.state.fl.us and select
"Epidemiology" from the drop
down box.

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other correctional institutions across Northwest Florida.

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Seaside to Highlight Works of

Award-Winning Composer

The Seaside Institute's
Escape to Create artist-in-
residence program will end
this season's series of events
on Saturday, January 28th at
7 pm in the Lyceum Meeting
Room with a musical evening
highlighting the works of
award-winning composer,
Matt Fuerst The lecture/
presentation will include
the composer's remarks and
autobiographical influences on
his music including literature
and artwork and will feature
CD's of two of his recorded
works written for violin
and piano. Fuerst will also
demonstrate musical examples
on keyboard and will play a
DVD performance by the New
York City Ballet which was
choreographed to his work.

Fuerst's compositions
have been performed in venues
throughout the world including
Paris, Hong Kong, Montreal
and Dallas,TX. He has received
numerous awards including
the prestigious ASCAP award
for young composers and was
most recently a finalist for
the Whitake Competition held
by The American Symphony
AllEscape to Create events
areproducedforthe enjoyments
of the community at no charge.
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rince Charles
has been there.
Kobe Bryant
has done that.
Joey Buttafuoco
and Jennifer
Wilbanks, a.k.a.,
"The Runaway
Bride" became famous for it.
If you've ever been in a
romantic relationship, you've
probablybeen in the doghouse
at some point or another.
Country songs devoted to the
topic could easily fill a juke-
box or even an iPod. Whether
it is a forgotten birthday, a
botched Valentine's Day or
an extra-marital affair, getting
out of the kennel and back
into the "casa" (house) can be
a challenge.
Thankfully for some, there
are many counseling services
and businesses available to
help both victims and per-
petrators recover. There are
even Web sites dedicated to
such topics as why men and
women cheat.
At whymenicheat.net and
its sister site, whywomen-
cheat.com, visitors can find
information on infidelity by
becoming members for $7.50.
Membership perks 'include
access to articles and books

online, as well as to support
groups. But the main focus
of the sites is learning about
unfaithful men and women
and why they cheat so that
members can recover from an
affair, save their relationship
or move past infidelity and
rebuild their lives. Members
can also read confessions as
to why people cheated on
their spouses and learn how
to spy on their mates.
Other businesses exist to
treat the symptom, not the
cause. Tipton Hurst, a florist
in Little Rock, Ark., is one of
many retailers that markets
their flower arrangements
directly to those who have
wronged their significant oth-
The company's online "In
the Doghouse" section greets
visitors with a simple ques-
tion, "How bad were you?"
and then attempts 'to match
prospective customers'
responses with an appropri-
ate product. The "I was bad
." and "I was really bad"
arrangements, "a great way to
say you're sorry," according
to the online advertisement,
sells for $59.99.
The "I was really, really
'bad" arrangement featuring

two dozen yellow roses sells
for $99.95, or an average of
$4.16 per rose, not includ-
ing the accompanying vase
and ivy.
"In .the Doghouse and
want to get out?" reads
the advertising. "Get your
sweetheart two dozen
roses. Nothing says 'I love
you' or 'I am so sorry' like
two dozen roses."
Tipton Hurst also has an
"I was just 'awful" arrange-
ment, which ranges from
$99.95 to $174.95 and
includes just about every
flower on the planet.
'"Are you in the Dog
House?" the ad reads.
"Have you been just awful
to your sweetheart and
need redeeming? This is
the perfect arrangement to
say 'I am so very sorry.'"
The gift of jewelry is
- another popular way to get
out of the doghouse. Just
ask basketball star Kobe
According to the Denver
Post, Bryant's wife famous-
ly showed off her newly
purchased diamond ring,
valued at around $4 mil-
lion, at a news conference
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he admitted to an extra-mari-
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Blanca Garza, owner of
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they've wronged.
Garza said, men who are
in the doghouse. often turn
to her husband, Victor,, for
assistance in the delicate:
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do not usually elaborate on
their indiscretions or roman-
tic shortcomings, Garza said
that men often get in the dog-
house when they fail to pur-
chase jewelry.during special
,occasions and holidays.
"Victor has even told some
of the men, if this happens, to
call him," she said. "He opens
the shop after hours for them
- last minute before they get,
in trouble, because they didn't
get anything for Christmas or
Valentine's Day."
Many women expect the
gift of flowers or jewelry from
their significant other on spe-
cial occasions because "they
have the romantic in them,",
Garza said.
Heart-shaped jewelry is a
popular item purchased by

men at the shop. But the
most memorable doghouse
moment Garza recalls hap-
pened about two years ago
when a man came in and
bought a gold-covered rose.
The shop' sells actual roses,
which have been preserved.
stem, thorns, leaves and all,
and then dipped in 24-karat
gold. They retail starting @t
about $65. I )
"He just said it plainly (that
he was in the doghouse),."
.Garza said. "This guy, he
came and bought one and he
put another one on layaway
'For the next time,'" he said.'
Garza said that after the
man finished paying for
the second gold rose, there
indeed was a "next time."

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The Agency for Health
care Administration (AHCA)
announced it has selected
Specialty Disease Management
Services, Inc. (SDM) to provide
obstetrical health management
services to assist in reducing
pre-term deliveries among

Prostate cancer survivor
and author of "Don't Fear the
Big Dogs" to embark on ten-
city Florida tour to increase
awareness of proton radiation
cancer treatment coming
soon to Florida!
When Bill Vancil of
Madison, Wis., was diagnosed
with prostate cancer in early
2004 he searched for a cure
and chose a form of treatment
his doctors didn't even know
about -- proton treatment at
Loma Linda University Medical
Center in southern California.
Vancil and his then-13-
year-old daughter Tori Lou
embarked on an incredible
journey. Vancil felt compelled
to write a "memoir" about
the priceless experience
with his daughter and the
remarkable treatment for
prostate cancer he received,
which uses precisely targeted
proton beams and has none
of the undesirable side effects
often associated with standard
radiation or surgery.
As his book started to gain
national attention, Vancil took
notice of who was showing
up at his book signing and
realized that "Don't Fear
the Big Dogs" was far more
than just a "memoir." It had
become an important vehicle
for spreading the word about
proton .treatment for prostate
cancer. Men who had been
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their families, were grateful
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There are only three
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are Loma Linda University
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SCalifornia, Harvard University
at, Massachusetts General
Hospital in Boston, and
Ihdiana University.
A fourth proton treatment
center will open early this
summer at the University

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Medicaid participants in
Duval County. The county's
infant mortality rate of 10.7
per 1000 continues to exceed
the state average of 7 per
1000. The program began
in December 2005 and will
continue until Medicaid


of Florida Shands Cancer
Center at Jacksonville and
another later this year at M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center in
Houston, Texas.
Vancil has been invited to
tour-the new proton treatment
facility at University Florida
Shands Cancer Center in
Jacksonville at the start of his
10-city book tour of Florida.
He has radio and television
interviews booked throughout
the state to coincide with
his book signing events. The
purpose of this press release
is to enlist newspaper coverage
from distinguished Florida
More than a book about
cancer, "Don't Fear the Big
Dogs" is also thestory of an
older dad and his teenage
daughter gaining a new
appreciation of life. Their
relationship and adventures
are at the heart of the story.
Additional information
about the book is available at
the official bookwebsite www.

reform is implemented in
Duval County.
"Pre-term deliveries often
result in costs to the infant's
and mother's health, the family
and our communities," said
AHCA Secretary Alan Levine.
"Using SDM's intensive

About the Author:
Bill Vancil lives in
Madison, Wis. He is the owner
of a graphic design firm he
founded in 2001 following a
long career in broadcasting.
For many years, he was the
executive vice-president/
general manager and part
owner of five radio stations
in Madison. Vancil's daughter,
Tori Lou, 15, is a freshman at
Verona High School.
Proceeds from the book
go to proton research at
LLUMC. Because of his efforts
to promote proton. treatment,
Vancil has been named to
the Loma Linda University
Proton Treatment Center's
International Advisory Council.
In the past few months, Vancil
has been interviewed by
more than 30 radio and TV
Contact Bill Vancil at
608-848-9000 or email

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Six miles North of Port St Joe in
the dense pines-of White City,
The Timberlands offer the perfect
blend of city convenience and
country living at an affordable
price. The Timberlands give you
the opportunity to live a peaceful
lifestyle in a gracious setting of
country beauty. And best of all...
It feels like home.

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obstetrical health management
services will contribute to
Duval County's efforts to not
only reduce these costs, but
to also provide quality care to
mother and child."
SDM will utilize its unique
community-based approach to
identify persons who are likely
to have a high-risk pregnancy,
implement appropriate
interventions and provide
measurable outcomes. Each
person in the program will be
assigned a community-based
registered nurse who will
provide care coordination,
assessments, extensive
education and, monitoring.
SDM'S nurses will
conduct home visits and
be supported by a 24-hour,
seven-days-a-week nurse
phone line including in and
out-bound calls. The program
will work closely with medical
and community based
providers and use national
evidence-based practice
guidelines as the platform
for care coordination, patient
education and support.
. "We recognize that pre-

term deliveries are the result
of multiple factors including
medical, social, and economic
factors," said Fred Goldstein,
president and founder of
Specialty Disease Management
Services, Inc. "We will
contribute to solutions based
on our appreciation for the
needs of the whole person, in
conditions including asthma,
diabetes, hypertension,
and other diseases that are
frequently related to the
cause of pre-term deliveries,
and in proactively managing
data to maximize early and
meaningful coordination of
prenatal care."
Working to improve access
to affordable, quality health
care to all Floridians, the,
state Agency for Health Care
Administration administers
Florida's $15 billion Medicaid
program, licensesandregulates
more than 32,000 health
care facilities and 37 health
maintenance organizations,
and publishes health care data
and statistics.

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14B The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, February 2, 2006


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

Krispy- From Page 8B
"When they get touched, Kremes is that they're just
it leaves a fingerprint. And so irresistible. "Someone's
you may need extra to fill going to take a couple,': she
in empty spaces," The main said.
reason to have extra Krispy
How much?
Cake-stand rental: $30 ($15 for a trial run and $15 for the
special day. The store also charges a refundable deposit.)
Doughnuts: $20.97 for three dozen test-run doughnuts,
$53.91 for nine dozen for the completed cake
Ribbon, ruffles, florist wire and tape: $10
Topper: $21.99
Flowers: $0.00 (We used flowers from a friend's garden).

1. Wrap the vertical portion of the stand. We secured a rib-
bon to the top with tape and wound it loosely toward the bot-
tom, ending in a bow, tied from separate strands of ribbon.
2. Tape ruffles to the bottom tiers. We found ruffles made of
white plastic and netting. They work great because they can
be rinsed and dried after the practice run; they're perfectly
3. Begin stacking the bottom layer. We used 50-55 dough-
nuts, staggering as we went. Place the completed tray on
'the stand.
4. Stack the middle layer, using 35-40 doughnuts. Place the,
tray on the stand.
5. Place flowers in and around the doughnuts on the bot-
tom tiers. It's like decorating a Christmas tree, look for bare
spots and check for balance.
6. Secure any flowers with wrapped stems to the topper.
Place it on the top tier and cut two or three doughnuts in
half, place them as close as possible to the topper. Make a
final check of the cake, and fill in any bare spots with flow-
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The idea of building a Krispy Kreme cake was so delicious
we just had to try it. Here are our tips and a plan for a cake to
feed about 100 guests.
Use kitchen tongs for placing
the doughnuts. Use florists' wire
and tape to wrap the stems
if you want to weave flowers
into the topper or on the stand.
Use edible flowers for safety.
They can come from your own
garden, but they must be pesticide free. Flowers add beautiful
textures and aromas to the cake. We used scented gerani-
ums, jasmine, and antique and hybrid roses.
A cake stand with removable trays makes the job much
easier. We used a Wilton Floating Tiers Cake Stand with 8-,
12- and 16-inch plates. Stands can be rented at cake shops
and bakeries.
Have plenty of ruffles, netting and ribbon to decorate the
stand. Craft stores such as Michael's sell all these froufrous
and wedding-cake toppers in many styles. Our topper was
"Wedding Ornament: Simple Joys White," by Wilton.
S Use kitchen tongs to place the

doughnuts and stagger them
when stacking for a more invit-
ing appearance. We did a trial
run with three dozen Krispy
Kreme doughnuts purchased
from a grocery store. For the
completed cake we ordered the full amount of fresh doughnuts
from a Krispy Kreme store.
Choose a theme and color or colors. Our theme was romantic,
and our color scheme
St was pink. This cake
would work for a bridal
._. shower, a wedding
or an anniversary
party. If you want color
without flowers, use
sprinkles or colored
sugar just make
sure they will cling to
the doughnut variety
you're using. Sprinkles
won't cling to original
glazed, but you can
spray their sides with
'color mist, available at
cake shops.


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has deter-
mined through the Code Enforcement department that there
is an abandoned mobile home on the county right-of-way on
Triton Street in Beacon Hill. This mobile home is a single wide,
approximately 14x80 ft. and green and pink in color.

Every attempt has been made to locate the owner of said prop-
erty without any success. Anyone have information aboutthis
mobile home or the owner may contact the Gulf County Build-
ing Department, April Hicks, Code Enforcement Officer, Mon-
day-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., E.T., at 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Robert M. Moore Administration Building,
Room 303, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 or call at (850) 229-

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Ad #2006-12

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by Gulf County on February 23, 2006 if


Publish:February 2 and 9, 2006

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

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Lodge No. 111 F & AM in Port
St. Joe, Florida. Ralph was
retired from the St. Joe Paper
Company with. 36 years of
service. He was preceded
in death by his son, Marty
Survivors include:
Loving Wife of 41 years:
Ida Richardson Chandler of
Kinard, Fla. 3 Sons, Ralph
Lon Chandler King of Corpus
Christi, TX, Carlous Chandler
and his wife,. Barbara of
Donaldsonville, GA, Karlton
Strickland and his wife, Bev of
Port St. Joe, Fla. Daughters:
Brenda Spooner and Husband
Neal of Iron City, GA. Sheila
Hall and husband, Greg of

C~. 71

Repton, AL. Deborah Bradley
and husband and husband,
James of Repton, AL. 1
Brother: Jammie H. King
of Altha, FL. 1 Sister: Vina
Rathel and her husband,
Rollin of Donaldsonville, GA.
14 Grandchildren and 17
Funeral Services will be
held Wednesday, Feb. 1 at
12 noon (CST) from the Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel with
Reverend David Nichols and
Reverend Allen Pitts officiat-
ing. Interment will follow
in the Abe Springs Cemetery
in Blountstown, FL with
Masonic Rites at the grave-
side. The family will receive

Great Location

The property is located at 160 Albany Thomas Rd. in Wewahitchka on a
quiet side street off of Hwy 71. A beautiful half acre with many mature
fruit trees and shaded by tall oaks. This home offers a quiet country set-
ting, but is convenient to stores, schools and churches. 2 BR, 2 BA mobile
home with outside storage shed and large screen porch. Priced to sell
at 69,000.00; please contact Susan Rupp, Realtor at 850-866-2956 for
, additional information.

401 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd ,
Port St. Joe, 32456 '11

850-866-2956 Susan Rupp, Realtor7

friends Wednesday, Feb. 1
from 10 a.m. (CST) until ser-
vice time at 12 noon. The
family will receive flowers but
anyone wishing may make
memorial contribution to the
Florida Masonic Home c/o
Port St. Joe Masonic Lodge
# 111 F & AM, P. 0. Box
111, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Marlon Peavy
at Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, FL

Amos R. Rhames

Amos R. Rhames, 76,
of 1566 Deep Creek Church
Rd., died Monday, Jan. 16, at
Alamance Regional Medical
Center after three months of
failing health.
A native of Auburn, FL,
he was the son of the late
Angus B. Rhames and the
late Thelma Pitts Rhames and
was married to Peggy Hart
Rhames, who survives, for
over 56 years. He was retired
from Colonial Pipeline with
over 30 years service and
was a member of Hopedale
Christian Church. He was a
HAM Radio operator for over
40 years and was a member
of the Alamance Radio Club,
the ARES, and the ARRL. He
also gave much 'of his time
volunteering for Hospice of
Alamance-Caswell and the
American Red Cross.
Mr. Rhames is survived
by. his wife of the home;
a daughter, Gail R. Sykes
and her husband, Norman
"Rickey" Sykes of Efland; a
grandson, Ronald Jordan and
his wife, Emily; a step grand'-'
son, Darryl Sykes; three great
grandchildren, Josh Jordan,)
Korie Jordan, and Madison
Jordan; four sisters, Nadine
Branch, Katy Carr, Marie
Ritter, all of Florida, and Faye
Raffield of Alabama; and six
brothers, Donald Rhames

and Buck Rhames, both of
Florida, Lynwood Rhames of
Mississippi, Carl Rhames of
New Mexico, Troy Rhames of
Julian, and Curtis Rhames of
The funeral 'service was
conducted at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan.19, at Lowe
Funeral Chapel by Rev.-
Bob Cauthren, Rev. Deryl
Holliday, and Rev. Vito
Bisogno. Interment followed
at Alamance Memorial Park.
The family received friends at
the funeral home prior to the
service from 12:00-1:45 p.m.
Thursday and other times at
the home.
Memorials may be made
to Hospice of Alamance-
Caswell, c/o the Hospice
League, 914 Chapel Hill Rd,
Burlington, NC 27215 or to
Hopedale Christian Church,
909 Deep Creek Church Rd.,
Burlington, NC 27217.
Condolences may
be sent to the family at

SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
RESOLVED as follows:,
1. 'The 2004-2005 fiscal
year budget is amended as fol-.
State Grant:
00134-39001 Other Physical
Original Budget $ -0-
Increase $ 19,985
Amended Budget $ 19,985
42634-62000 Buildings
Original Budget $ -0-
Increase $ 19,985
Amended Budget $ 19,985


Chief is in Search of Home

Currently for adoption at the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society are : Chief (Pictured). black/tan semi-longhaired male
pup about 6 months. Boomerang, a beautiful male Beagle;
Patches & Buster, two dynamite kitten entertainers; Amos &
Andy, six month old kitties; Dusty, small blonds male Cocker
Spaniel mix. Meg, blk/wht. pup about 5 months old. 'Hank,.
Boston Bull Terrier mix, beautiful boy.' Mandy, .beautiful
Calico cat 7-8 months old. Cyd, beautiful male Red Crow.
Always kittens! Come see. Volunteers needed to transport
animals to meet with couriers (usually in Alabama towns).

OPTED. by the Gulf County
Board of County Commission-
ers this 27th day of September,
12. S.H.I.P. Subordi-
nation Agreement (Brooks/Etm-
erald Coast F.C.U.)
13. Travel Florida
Ethics Conference (Ponte Vedra
* 09/28-30/05)
SEPTEMBER 20, 2005
The Board then addressed
the following recommendations
from the September 20, 2005
meeting of the Planning & De-
velopment Review Board:
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-

sider preliminary plat a
for Ruskin Shipp (Pa
#03361-000R & #03360
16.694 Acres in S23, T5S
* 27 units), County A
McFarland read the pub
ing notice and called fo
comment. There being n
comment, Commissione
lor motioned to approve
liminary plat of Wetapp
subdivision subject to a
al, State and Local deve
regulations. Commission
ters seconded the motio:
passed unanimously (4-
Pursuant to advert
to hold a public hea
consider' preliminary p
proval for Inter Coasts


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3rcel ID. & #03498-OOOR 16.42 Acres
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S, R11W torney McFarland read the pub-
Attorney lic hearing notice and called, for
lie hear- public comment. There being no
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the pre- Enterprises Latitude 85 sub-
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imously (4-0).
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing' ,t
consider final plat approval, fop
Hana, LLC (Parcel ID #06068-
574R, #06268-572R, & #06268-
570R 6.59 Acres in, S6 & 8
T9S, R11W 12 units), County.
Attorney McFarland read the.,
public hearing notice and called
for public commnient. There being
Sno public comment, Commis*
sioner Williem's motioned to'ap
prove the final plat of Windswept
subdivision, contingent' uporn
final bonding and approval of
the covenants and restrictions.
Commissioner Traylor seconded,
the motion, and it passed unan-,
imously (4-0).
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider final plat approval
for Swordfish, 'LLC (Parcel ID
#06345-900R, & #06345-906R
S25, T8S, R12W 4 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment,
There being no public comment
Commissioner Williams mo,
tioned to approve the final plat
of Parkview subdivision, con,
tingent upon verification of the
hnean high water line and. that
.lots 1 and 2 can still meet thd
50 foot setback requirements:
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unan
imously (4-0).
Pursuant to advertisement
S to holdd a public hearing to con-
sider a road setback variance
for Patricia McNair (Parcel ID
#06269-065R .5 Acres in S7;
T9S, R11W), County Attorne3
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Tray.
lor motioned to. approve this
,variance request for a side set-
back variance to maintain the
existing footprint for a pre-ComPl
Plan structure and move said
structure inland, and contingent
upon meeting the Florida Build-
ing Code. Commissioner Wil.
liams seconded the motion, an4
it passed unanimously (4-0). .
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider a road setback vari-
ance for Gary Smith (Parcel ID
#'6269-029R .5 Acres in'S7,
T9S, R11W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear;
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Wil.
liams motioned to approve this
variance request for a side set-
back variance to maintain the
existing footprint for a pre-Como
Plan structure and move said
structure inland, and contingent
upon meeting the Florida Build-
ing Code. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
Will Be Continued...


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, February 2, 2006 17B

Case No. 05-44 DR
Angela Farris, Petitioner
James Edward Farris,
TO:- James Edward Farris
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defences, if any, to it on
Anpgela Farris whose address is
,1575 CR 381, Wewahitchka, FL
82465 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 thereafter.
It you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for
tlie'relief demanded in the peti-
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-
fiQd" of your current address.
(You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to, comply can result in sanc-
tiorls, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated January 12, 2006
BY/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Publish Dates January 19, 26,
February 2 & 9.

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,
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:
(N Y), ,
29 SECONDS EAST, 300.00

1990. SERIAL # 025230BAAB,
Dated this 13 day of January,
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
By:s/Jasmine Hysmith
Publish Jan. 26 & Feb 2
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 storage
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.
The unit contents may be
redeemed by the owner prior to
sale or disposal by cash pay-
ment 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 contents in
any way necessary and reserves
the right to cancel sale without.
notice and to accept or not
accept any offers to purchase.
Unit Number and Listed
#3: Chris Acree
#26: William Young
#35: Pat Griffin
#56: Jack Caldwell, dba
Wensan Real Estate Group
Publish January 26 and
February 2, 2006
CASE NO:05-352-CA
And any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by,
through and. under any of the
named Defendants,

NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Florida, will on the 91'. day of
February, 2006, at 2006, at
11:00, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at
the 1000 5"'. 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,
LOT 17, BLOCK 1996, CITY
of PORT ST. JOE, accord-
ing to plat thereof, record-
ed 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 offi-
cial 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
By: s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish January 26 and
February 2, 2006
The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-1019L
on Monday February 13, 2006
at 6:45 P.M. central time to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title:
DATED' JUNE 12, 1990, AS
Ordinance 2005-1019L in,
its enirety may be inspected at
the office of the, Wewahitchka
City Clerk during business
hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central
time, Mon-Fri.
Gwendolyn T. Exley, City Clerk

Publish February 2 & 9, 2006
The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-1020L
on Monday, February 13, 2006
at 6:45 P.M. central time to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title:
Ordinance 2005-1020L in
its entirety may be inspected at
the office of the Wewahitchka
City Clerk during business
hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central
time, Mon-Fri. ,
Gwendolyn T. Exley, City Clerk
Publish February 2 & 9, 2006
The Department of
Environmental Protection gives
notice of receipt of an air general
permit notification for the con-
struction of a concrete watching
operation to Rinker .Materials
of Florida, Inc., for the Port
Saint Joe facility to be locat-
ed one mile northeast of U. S.
Highway 98 on S. R. S-382, Port
Saint Joe, Gulf County. The
applicant's name and address
are Rinker Materials of Florida,.
Inc., 1501 Belvedere Road, West
Palm Beach, FL 33406.
The permit will become
effective with the attached con-
ditions unless, a timely petition
for an administrative hearing
is filed pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes before the dead-
line for filing a petition. The
procedures for petitioning for a
hearing are set forth below..
A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by
the proposed use of the gen-
eral permit may petition for
an administrative proceeding
under '.:t1:n: 1 1' 569 and
120.57 ,.[ the F.:.rd a. Statutes.
The petition must contain the
information set, forth below
and must be filed (received) in
.the Office of General Counsel
of the Department, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station #35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, telephone:
850/488-9730, fax: 850/487-

Petitions filed by any per-
sons other than those entitled
to written notice under sec-
tion 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes, must be filed within
21 (twenty-one) days of publica-
tion of the notice or receipt of
the, written notice, whichever
occurs first. The petitioner shall
mail a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indi-
cated above, at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to file
a petition within the appropri-
ate time period shall constitute
a waiver of that person's right
to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes, or to
intervene in this proceeding
and participate as a party to
it. Any subsequent interven-
tion (in a proceeding initiated
by another party) will be only
at the approval of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing of
a motion in compliance with
Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida
Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the
material facts of entitlement to
use the air general permit must
contain the following informa-
tion: (a) The name and address
of each agency affected and
each agency's file or identifica-
tion number, if known; (b) The
name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner, the
name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner's rep-
resentative, if any, which shall
be the address for service pur-
poses during the course of the
proceeding; and an explanation
of how the petitioner's substan-
tial interests will be affected by
the agency determination; (c)
A statement of how and when
petitioner received notice of
the agency action or proposed
action;i (d) A statement of all
disputed issues of material fact.
If there are none, the petition
must so indicate; (e) A con-
cise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, as well as the
rules and statutes which entitle
the petitioner to relief and (f)
A demand for relief. A peti-
.tion that does not dispute the
material facts of entitlement'to,
use the air general permit shall
state that no such facts are
in dispute and- otherwise shall
contain the same information as
set forth above, as required by
Rule 28-106.301 of the Florida
Administrative Code.
Because the administrative
hearing process designed 's,
formulate final ag.n'.nc a-..:-.
the .filing of a ;':-.:r .T._-.:
that the Department's final
action may be different from
the position taken by it in this
notice. Per::r.: h.::- e .A.it=r-
tial inter._- r: -.ll l'i.:red tL.'
any suc.- I- na, J dr-: I..:. :.i r..-,
Department have the right to .
petition to become a party to
the proceeding, in' accordance
,with the requirements set forth

Mediation is not available in
this proceeding.
Any party to this order has
the right to seek judicial review
of it under section 120.68 of
the Florida Statutes, by filing
a notice of appeal under rule
9.110 of the Florida rules of
Appellate Procedure with the
clerk of the Department of
Environmental Protection in the
Office of General Counsel, Mail
Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida,
32399-3000, and by filing a
copy of the notice of appeal
accompanied by the applicable
filing fees with the appropriate
district court of appeal. The
notice must be filed within thirty
days after this order is filed with
the clerk of the Department.
This notification is available
for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays,
at the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection,
Northwest District, 160
Government Center, Pensacola,
FL 32501-5794.
Publish February 2, 2006
2006 AT 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL
Gwendolyn T. Exley
Wewahitchka City Clerk
Publish February 2, 2006
The City of Port St. Joe will
receive sealed' bids from any
qualified person, company or
corporation interested in con-
structing the following projects:
Work consists of:
Spreading, fill (located on.
site) across approximately 2
acres of land at a 1% slope.
This effort will be followed by
adding 2 inch thick by 8 feet
wide limerock base on sand
clay bike, path. This bike
path will/ be surfaced with
1 %V inch type "S" asphalt.
Grading and paving a double
tennis court is also part of
the project. The fill located
onsite will also be used to
grade the tennis court.
Plans and specifications can
be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200.
The bid must conform to Section
287.1.33 (3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.
The completion dates for
this project are 60 days from the
Notice to Proceed date,

Liquidated damages for fail-
ure to complete the project on
the specified date will be set at
$50.00 per day.
Please indicate on the enve-
lope that this is a sealed bid,
the bid number and what the
bid is for.
Bids will be received until
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on
February 14'. at the City of
Port St. Joe, P. 0. Box 278,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 and
will be opened and read aloud
on February 14"', at 6:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time.
Publish February 2, 2006
The City of Port St. Joe will
receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or
corporation interested in con-
structing the following projects:
Work consist of:
Approximately 70,170 cubic
yards of existing material
shall be excavated, hauled,
and properly disposed. The
littoral shelf should be grad-
ed to a 6:1 slope and planted
with 2,432 LF of Spider Lilly
and 2,437 Soft Rush. A 50'
cast-in-place concrete weir
installation is also part of
this project.
Plans and specifications
can be obtained at Preble-Rish,
Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-
7200. The bid must conform
to Section 287.133 (3) Florida
Statutes, on public entity crime.
The completion dates for this
project are 180 days from the
Notice to Proceed date.
Liquidated damages for fail-
ure to complete the project on
the specified date will be set at
.$50.00 per. day.
Please indicate on the enve-
lope that this is a sealed bid,
the bid number and what the
bid is for.
Bids will be received until
5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time, on February 14"'. at the
City of Port St. Joe, P. 0 .Box
278, Poit St: Joe, FL 32457 and
will be opened and read aloud
on February 14'1. at 6:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time. ,
Publish February 2, 2006
The City of Mexico Beach
will be accepting sealed bids
for a 1990 24" fiberglass 'twin-
engine outboard boat and trail-
er. The boat is a Sea Ray
and the trailer is aluminum.
Minimum bids that will be
accepted in $12,500.00-' Bids
must be received by 9 A.M. Feb.
13"'. And bids will be opened the
same day at 10 A.M. The boat
can be viewed at the City Yard
on 22"n. Street from 7:30. a.m. to
3:30 p.m. F.:r m: re u-d.ri. mar.:.-n
call (850) -4 .. ,
Publish February 2, 2006

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to the sae of dogs and YARD SALE! 743 Jonesvices currently looking for HIRING FOR 2006 Aver-
to the sale of dogs and YARD SALE! 743 Jones Carrie Harrison above shoulder level, Technical PLUMBERS! PLUMBERS age Postal. Employee
cats within the state or Homestead Road. SAT. Human Resources kneel, balance, squat, EMPLOYMENT OPPOR- HELPERS in the Port St. Earns $ 57,000/ Yr. Mini- .
transportated into the Feb 4th, 8am-? Antique Director crawl, crouch, lift 25-801bs, TUNITY IN SOUTH FLOR- Joe Area For long term mum ,Starting Pay ,' 610 -
state for the purpose of craddle and Lots Morel Bay St. Joseph Care & work at heights and with- IDALandBased Deep in- New construction project. $18mum Sta0/hr.Beneits/ Paid
selling. Rehabilitation Center stand exposure to marked section well contractor has Please. call 850-236-5852 Training and Vacations. OAK GROVE, rear apart-
eeYARD SALE! SAT Feb/04, 2209th Street changes in temperature the following opening: Ce- or apply at 1736 Bayview No Experience Needed. L TATE FOR RE ment, quiet neighborhood,
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da Statute 828.29 (Dogs Oak Grove. Baby clothes, 850-229-8244 Phone thereof and exposure to and Responsibilities: Co- 6100 Business/ W/D, $400, mo + dep, call
and cats transported or toys, dishes, and More! 850-229-7129 Fax -dust, fumes, gases and ordinatespo and oversbes W ELCO s5-345-3953ors/205-30-
offered for sale; health chemicals. Requires HS di- contend oerseeeHOMEWORKERS Ur- 6100-eBu in
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requirements; consumer ploma/equivalency & valid work at the well site Pro- gently Needed! Many legit- 6110-Apartments 0639
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or dog. 32 An EARN-AS-YOU-L 2:30-10:30c M-THprer, 10-6ed sary for the job by provid- First Class Marine ym ino unit o e R entals
CarJET 3 ULTRA Motorized E erlad Starts at $8.33/hr. Apply instructions to the crew 90/10 CuNi Pipe Welders, working from home. Easy, 6160 Rooms for Rent 6120
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nd ask for Carol. No credit check jobs. GCCCisan EA/EO/ an rigging down at a loca- Must Have 6190 Timeshare Rentals Pine St. 1 BR 1 BA Firt
No co-signers M/F/Vet employer. tion. Coordinates the clean Minimum of 5 years REMEMBER 620 Vacation Rentals Tier Completely Furn. Incl.
a 1 No down payment! General up, repair, and preparation Shipyard Experience Ads in this classifica- Water, Sewer, Elec, Cable.. -
Toll-Free Gulf County Senior Citi- of equipment for the next Out of Town Work Ads in this classic ica- Tenant pays, gas. Avail..
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3 n6ior Center staff, 'and 'Case Dan '.at 239-489-4444. ing credit card or bank
3110 Appliances 647-9317. VISA/MC Rewarding Career Aides. Call today for MUST PASS TEST, PHYSI- i ac iinfmton o.
3120 Arts & Crafts K. Hovnanian is a Nation- infomation.850-229-8466.o CAL & DRUG TEST. Drug 4120 over the phone. Always PLUS SMALL ENGINE
3130-Auctions wide builder of fine .homes fill out an application @ Free Workplace ACCOUNT- EXECUTIVE research the company REPAIRS
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3140 Baby Items with a solid reputation for 120 Library Dr large regional chemical you plan to do business

Equipment ing the following individu- P/T DELIVERY & CUSTO- Construction ouside sales rep for local Climate Control yard with deck, nice resi-
Ingth folheesndliveyvadu- area. $25 -$30k + coan- YOU COULD MAKE ovee e rhood,
3170 Collectibles als to work in the Ft, DIAL, Sensitive and caring Suerintendent area. $25 -$30k + com- YOU COULD MAKE over dental neighborhood,
3180 Computers MersFLare person needed for Meals. Superintendent mission + full benefits $250 per hr. in VENDING. near schools, $1000 mo.,
3190- Electronics + on Wheels delivery and car allowance. Existing Exciting new concept. No -.o $600 dep,, Call 648-8629
3200- Firewood EMPLOYMENT CEMENT daily maintenance of Sen- account base 1st year competition. Best Re t-All, In or 2275135
3220 Furniture EM -OYMENT or Center in Port St Joe. St. Joe Towns & Re- earnings $35-$45k Please ns avaiiom p Call for *
3230 Garage/Yard Sales 4100- Help Wanted TRUCK Must be able to lift 401bs., sorts is currently seek- no one with more than 3 FREE info package. 706 First Street
4100 DRltERS 3 Help Want PhRe 22 BAhotseatFBnpa-,
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3260 Health & Fitness 4120 Sales/relemarketing driving record, pass back-tont for our GULF arcbarce. earhtlinlk.snet orcon HIIlf Gulf v iew.
3270 Jewelry/Clothing 4130 Employment Successful candidate must ground check and drug tendentfor our GULF arcbarcearhtlink.net or MINI-STORAGE \ beautiful Gulf views. $1500
3280 rMachinery/ Information have cement truck opera- screen. 25 hours a week/ COUNTY Homebuilding fax757473-3547 ,. mo. incl's util's. 647-8317
Equipn 'l nr* tions experience, a current 850-229-8466. Gulf County Operations. Candidate
3290 Medical Equipment CDL(Class A or B), and a Senior CitizensAssocia- wi supervise the con-ed Taste of Home
9- 30- Medicalluneo nt good driving r cord. Relo- tion, 120 Library Dr., PSJ struction of detailed e
3310- MusicalInstrumentsj 4100 a10cationaassistance is also unique homes.CandiM5x0 X 1 0x20I Marvin Ave. PortUS Joe,.
a Sup plies BUS' DRIVER TRAINING Hiring a Lead Fiberglass organizational and lead- Launching largest direct On Site Rentals 6 Days Call 215-9194 "
3330 Restaurant/Hotel The Gulf County School We offer competitive sala- Laminator, with experience ership abilities; includ- sales ever. Spring 2006. 2 1 1

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( Sl l bus dovers.- Training will tion, please visit bur tions available call for to follow in place proce- Leaders needed. 5100-Business ASK ABOUT FREE Joe. Beach, 3 BR, 2 BA,.
consist of 40 total hours in- website at www.khov.com. more info. 763-7710 dures while managing Oppotunities MONTH'S RENT! large yard, $1000mo. Call'
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1 classroom and 20 hours Jobs, and Apply Online. Panama City 32401 derstanding of external
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electronic control system, for bustdriver training must 1 sedigners to join the team re- qredint ypersin e
Magic Chef 5 burner gas PaY a fee of $52. All appli-sm, required and two year

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Mix Division. Drivers must Beaches. Full time, Part Trades
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dune unless otherwise informed eand education incentive, screen required. Call Deb- jection well contractor has
paid overtime. Apply: 1901 bie at 229-8466 or fill out the following opening: Ce- waterfront property with the conveniences of in-town living. This one-half acre homesite includes
B. E. 15th St. PC or call an application at: meeting Supervisor. Du- 100' of frontage along St.Joseph Bay and is within walking distance to the existing9 City Marino,
Please 872-3510. DFWP/ EOE. 120 Library Dr., PSJ ties and Responsibilities:" Port St.Joe's retail district, grocery shopping and numerous city parks.
-'a cementing service line

work at the well site. Pro- St.Joe Land is soliciting proposals from all parties interested in acquiring this homesite. All parties
your ad vides the planning neces-
sary for the job by provid- interested in obtaining a copy of the bid packet should contact Mitch Burke at (850) 229-2906. All
ing instructions to the crew bids must be delivered to Mitch Burke, St.Joe Latd Company, 301 East 1st Street, Port St.Joe, FL
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VERY NICE New 4 br, 2
ba Townhouse, Mexico
Beach w/community pool,
$1500 mo., Forgotten
Coast Property Manage-
ment 648-1012.

S 6170
Cabin, Nicely decorated w/
laminated slate floors &
cduntertops. 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

1I- 6200 I

Bluewater *
S Vacation Rent-
has Long Term, (6
-rnonths/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

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

3 BR, 2 BA with 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

Beacon Hill Cockles Ave.
2br/lba mobile home on
50x100 lot. Only 2 min.
walk to beach. Owner Mo-
tivated. Call Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty

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501 W. 11th Street
(850) 747-5050 \
Apply using the Mulberry Street Employee entrance

2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
$235K 850-762-3252 by

4 BR 2 BA 1440 sq. ft.
Front deck, Rear screen
porch. Landscaped in '05.
Newly redecorated. 1994
DW. $275K 478-230-8178
Anxious Seller!

ba Doublewide, on cleared
V/2 acre, new septic, new
well, new driveway, on
Doc Whitfield Rd., paved,
$96,000. Call 850-

3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv-
ing room w/vaulted ceiling.
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound
deck. 2 blocks from dedi-
cated beach. $349,900
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty

Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile
home on corner lot.
Screened porch and deck.
Fenced in back yard.
$275,000. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty

Georgia. 3br, 2ba on
75x112 corner lot. Large
Florida room, screened
back porch. $275,000.
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty

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

3br/2ba, Beachside of
'Hwy, 1/2. Duplex. Well
maintained, fully furnished.
Gulfview. $695,000. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959

1 7100
side of 98, 2br/2ba, pool,
garage. Price Reduced.
Was $549,900, Now
$499,900. Priced below
comparable sales. Joan
Lovelace, (850) 527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 850-64P-^"'97
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 1.25 acres. 15ft deep
fish pond, greenhouse,
screened porch, carport w/
work shop. $274,900 Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 2 acres, outside shed.
Near Wetapp6 Creek,
$249,900, Joan Lovelace
.850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959. *
12'x30' w/6' porch includes
all furn and appl. located
at Rustic Sands Camp-
ground, Mexico Beach lot
C-4 $25,000 Cabin only,
no land 866-392-3444 or
House with Extra Lot. 622
Maddox St. $189,500 Call
Mark or Debbie at
PORT ST. JOE Charming
2 BR 1 BA Old Florida
Style Cottage on a corner
lot 3 blocks from gulf. 2
lots total 94'x150' $269,500
+ $150K. for extra lot.
$399K for all. 307 12th St.
Call 850-227-4320.
PORT 'ST. JOE. 173 Bar-
bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa-
cious rooms Irg yard near
schools, town. Fireplace in
family room, screened,
porch. $385,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
SALE on New Homes, lo-
cated in Port St. Joe, in
Nice location. Reasonable
prices. Janice Hall Con-
struction, Inc. 229-6859.
Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire-
place, hot tub, 2 car gar-
age. $275,000. Joan Love-
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon' Realty

7 -7100
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner
lot across from dedicated
beach. Florida room w/ un-
obstructed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or

Cape San Bias. Breath
taking views from this 3
br, 2 ba with fp. All furnish-
ing and appliances make
this ready for'move in or
great Rental history.
$395k. Possible terms. Call
GULF FRONT lot, Cape
San Bias, elevated 1/3 ac-
res lot, in great area, here
is your chance for a life
time of ocean sea breezes
and sunsets, $849,000
with possible terms,
OCEAN VIEW, 1/4 acres
site, with pool at Indian
Pass, $399,000, terms
possible, 262-249-0317

2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great possibilities for multi-
family, 183ft. unobstructed
Bay View. City water &
sewer, currently a conven-
ience store with gas
pumps. $1,700,000. Call
Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800)
General Commercial- Den-
sity should allow Duplex.
Gulf view & Beach access.
$695,000. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty or

Cape San Bias 2 BR 2.5
BAu Townhouse. Unob-
structed Gulf Views. End
unit on the #1 Beach in,
the USA. Per seller FEMA
flood insurance is availa-
ble. $595,000 Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach Har-
mon Realty, 850-527-5260
or 850 648-5,67 1 ,'

S 7150
Affordable Lots
1 mile from Beautiful
St. Joseph Bay! $75K
Call 850-227-9462

5.18 Acres
Can possibly be divided
into 1/2 acre lots, Over-
street area
call William Wittington
ERA Neubauer RE

BEACON HILL 1 Block to
water. Septic, electric and
water included. $325k Call
352-622-7574 By owner

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

Land with live oaks and
long-leafs, fields and
pines, along the rivers and'
bays of Northwest Florida.
Thousands of opportuni-
ties for your own farm,
ranch or waterfront proper-
ty. Multiple rural lifestyle
opportunities- and only
one number tocall.

I or visit


Lot 7A- '233 NanNook.
75x112 city water & sewer.
cleared/leveled, 2 blocks
from dedicated, beach ac-
cess. Asking $185,000+
closing. (229) 787-1748..'

Garrison Ave. in South-
Gate Subdivision. 93'x120'
lot. Asking $132K. Call

Bay City Rd. /2 acre lot,
when other lots were un-
der water, this lot was dry.
$36k Call 352-622-7574 or

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

REDUCED Finisterre Wa-
terview Exclusive Gated
Comm. in North Lagoon
area PCB, $349K. Barbara
Hindman Realty 850-527-

Where inland meets the
Gulf of Mexico- deep in
Florida Hill Country. It's
Old Florida at its best.
Live oaks and long-
leafs, fields and pines,
rivers and bays. Land in
Northwest Florida for
your own farm, ranch or
homestead. Multiple life-
style opportunities. Only
one number to call.
or visit



ST JOE Beach lot for sale,
ready to build, 3rd block,
high & dry. Septic, Power,
& water on cleared 75x150
lot, $195,000obo, 324 Pon-
ce Deleon. Realtors, I don't
need to list property.
647-6275 Please leave
message .

do St. :175X130 Lot.
$259,900, Seller Motivat-
ed. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
850-527-2560 or

The Grain Bins
Calf Barn Road
Gulf County, Florida
This 8.42-acre home-
stead which features
eight beautiful old grain
bins, is the perfect place
to build your getaway.
home in the country or
take advantage of the
current residential land
designation providing
entitlements for devel-
opment of up to thir-
ty-three (33) units. Look,
out your own back door
onto approximately a
million acres of state
parks and national-for-
ests. Visit St. Joe Fea-
tured Properties at:
JOE.com/land or
call 1.866.JOE.LAND


St. Joe Land Company
is under no obligation to
sell any property refer-
enced herein. Prospec-
tive purchasers may not
enter upon the property
without our express per-
TWO ACRES in Overstreet
Area, just 12 miles' from
the Gulf. $124,900 By own-
er. Call 734-439-1806.

| 7160 |
1972 12'x60' Remodeled,
Underpinned, Needs to be
moved to buyer's location.
Must Sell, Make an Offer!.
Call 850-647-8056
Frontage, just N of Wewa,
.8 ac., commercial and
residential 850-639-2588

front, 2br/1.5ba, Town-
home, Bluewater unit
1Q8C, Miramar Dr. gulf
view, 40ft.,, boat slip<,
seawall, boradwalk,, pool
$585k Call (315) 525-4306.
VILLAS On lake, over-
looking PCB. $595K.
MUST SELL! Barbara
Hindman Realty
850-527-5085 .

8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes

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FORD '02 F-150 XLT ex-
tended cab, 4x4, 50K mi.,
extra clean, $15,900 Call

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

7", 50 HP motor, walk thru
windshield, bimini top, all
covers & cushions, many
extra items, galvinized
trailer incl. $1,950 C'ALL

ft. 5th wheel with slideout,
large bath win full ,sized
shower and comode.
$1800 call 770-787-4551,









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BASIL was once known as the
plant of Venus, although the only
love it induces now is love of
food especially Italian food. A
few fresh leaves also taste good in
salads, and it's easy to grow from
PARSLEY is a nutritional
powerhouse as well as a centuries-
old garnish for fish, chicken and
other meat dishes. Try either the
flat-leafed or curly variety.
GERANIUMS "There are some
scented geraniums that are easy
on the windowsill and you can
cook with those, too," Frost said.
Unlike the red flowers we
think of as geraniums, the true
geraniums have much smaller
flowers and soft, felt-like leaves.
Plus, "They have ... all
different types of scents
peppermint, apple, lemon,"
Frost said. "They can be used in
cooking and in potpourris."

As fine as it is to sprout
seedlings in the sun and harvest
herbs from the windowsill, it's
still best to plant some outside
when spring has sprung.
"As soon as the weather is
settled, I'd move (herbs) out into
an area where they can grow in
full sun," Frost said. "They do so
much better outside than inside,
As for the inside foliage plants
- keep those inside and breathe

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Don't have the time (or the inclination) to handpick dozens
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Some sites have done it for you.

>> Check out the medicinal, culinary and tea-growing kits
available at www.herbkits.com.

>> The culinary kit, for example, features thyme, cilantro,
basil, dill, oregano, mustard and others while the medicinal
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enne and others.

>> Kits include seeds, peat pellets, greenhouse dome and
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>> Gardenguides.com offers fresh herbs, flowers and veg-
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>> Just mix the seeds and soil in the bag, place in sunlight,
and wait for a bit.

>> Varieties include Greek oregano, Italian parsley, forget-
me-nots and even a gingko biloba tree for $8 to $22.



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2802-F Highway 98,

Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Lot I Palmetto Trace There are two nice-sized
lots thai are adjacent to each other in this new
subdivision. Nice entry-way and-very close to
the proposed golf course in Windmark Beach
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Lighthouse Road, lot 49, One acre of high
and dry land just one block from the water in
Carrabelle. This beautiful homesilte is mostly
cleared and requires well and septic tank. This
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gulf view with private beach!!! This 50 X 180
foot lot is the perfect homesite for the beach*
lover! High and dry with private sewer and city
water, subdivision tennis courts, pool, and private
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lots on one of the best interior streets in MeTico
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distance to the, beach. All underground utilities.
Seller has priced these lots to sell. Take the time
to drive by and see what you are missing. Lot
Dim73x 185.Price$199,900 1

Ila1 -1 -r,, I.i in d, Cli,.oa+ "in i- Gulf Terra& Drive Great new subdivision
s- 1 ...... i ik. :h with community pool and pool house. Covenants
$198,500 and restrictions, close to Windmark's proposed
golfcourse. $250,000

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is a 75 X 100 foot lot just a few minutes from Lanarks
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from the water, minutes from the boat ramp, a mile or so
from the SL James Golf course, you can't go wrong at
only $128,000. MLS 109358

347 Coronado St. This extra large lot has a
beautiful large oak tree on it and a septic tank in
place, electric pole on the property and a paid wa-
ter meter. Ready to move a mobile home onto or
build a house. Less than 3 blocks to the beach in a
great location. Lot Dim 125x 150 $210,000

Sunset Village, 425 Conch St. Lot 9 New
subdivision adjacent to the St. Joe Company's
Windmark Phase I Development Sunset Village
has covenants and restrictions with architectural
controls. Property is very close to the pool. Lot
being offered at less than appraised value great
buy! $289,900

9120 Tulip Ave. A lot and a half. The half lot

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

161 Sunray Court -This is truly a mniust see. It's
immaculate on the inside. Great master bedroom
and master bath. It's ready for you to move in
today. It's possible with the location of this lot,
that a 2 story home would have a Gulf view down
the street.

Two Palmetto Trace lots available There are
two nice-sized lots that are adjacent to each other
in this new subdivision. Nice entry-way and very
close to the proposed golf course in Windmark
Beach Phase II. Also within walking distance to
the beach. $189,900

.r ..I. .'. [i .,. I,.. Great lot n Casna Subdivision. Consam ion has
mous St. Joe Bay sunsets right in your font yard. ra. r 1, o ,, a., h,
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tions in Port St. Joe. $959,000

246 Bailey Lane This lot is on one of the best
interior lots in town. Private, quiet neighborhood
with nice large lots and homes and within easy
walking distance to the beach. Seller is offering 2
lots (adjacent to each other) and has priced them
to sell quickly. Take the time to have a look at
these great lots. Lot Dim 73x 185. $199,900

Lot 1 Palmelto Trace Great lot in a new sub-
division VERY close to Windmark's proposed
Golf course and also within walking distance to
the beach. Adajcent lotalsoavailable. Good-sized
building lots and priced right to sell. $189,900

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