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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 9, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Commissioners Tussle Over Audit and Policies


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
County commissioners replayed a famil-
iar script during a Tuesday afternoon spe-
cial meeting called by Chairman Carmen
McLemore to discuss a series of issues, but
primarily an independent audit of the coun-
ty's fiscal practices and the lack of established
policies in several areas of concern brought
by Commissioner Bill Williams.
That script centers on: deflect questions
with attacks and dismiss dissent as the work
of "three or four individuals" in the face of


evidence as assessed by Commission meet-
ings since the budget cycle last year to the
contrary.
Williams and McLemore sparred over
both the audit and Honeyville Park, which
appeared, given the length of discussion
devoted to each, to be the main thrusts for
McLemore's decision to call the meeting.
The two debated the merits of an audit
which would not only deal with fiscal issues
but spill over into operations and policies and
procedures adopted by the board.
In the end, things remained, outside of


a few verbal bruises, essentially unchanged,
with the county moving forward on what has
been described as an "independent" audit of
the budget and current operations continu-
ing as they are across the county pending the
outcome of that audit.
McLemore opened the discussion on the
audit by suggesting and making a motion
which died for lack of a'second to put the
audit proposal out for bid.
There were too many questions, McLemore
said, for him to make 'a satisfactory judgment
on whether the audit was needed and if the


county should pay as much as $40,000 to
undertake the effort.
"The problem I have is what are we look-
ing for?" McLemore said. "How much are we
going to spend?


Sacred Heart Hospital Down to Details


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The prognosis is steadily sunnier for the
new Sacred Heart Hospital in Port St. Joe.
During a meeting of the Gulf County
Health Care Committee on Monday night,
Peter Heckathorn, executive vice, president
at Sacred Heart Health System, provided an
update on the progress made toward breaking
ground on the hospital.
That ground-breaking, said John Hendry,
a member of' the committee and vice-presi-
dent of St. Joe Towns and Resorts in Gulf
County, appears roughly a year away, putting
the hospital only slightly behind the original
target of a fall 2007 opening.
Sacred Heart had all but cleared .two
major hurdles, Heckathorn said, securing
financing and deciding on a site plan for the
hospital which will take rise on the same site,
which is 'along U.S. 98
near Port St. Joe High
School and the Gulf/
Franklin Center.
A medical office
building will also be con-
Sstructed at the same time
o n th e .ite ,
"All the financing is in ,
place and that's, \ern ex it- .
Sing.'" said Heckathorn.
' who joined the meeting
by conference call.. After
interviewing architects,
Sacred Heart officials had also identified a-
layout plan "we like."
"We are very happy with it," Heckathorn
said. "It can be built, reasonably and still be,
very sturdy."'
SThe space program. determining where
various services will be placed within the
Hospital facility, had also been largely final-
ized and the hospital which will look like a
"T" with one arm fallen off, Heckathorn said.
will be expandable on all four sides of the
original structure. -
"That gives us the flexibility, particularly
".ot knowing how large it would be. (in the
future)," Heckathorn said.
Due to a .goal of reducing as much as
possible wetlands impact, the real trick'has
proved finalizing a site plan, but that should,
&e completed in the next few days. Heckathorn
said, adding that he would be passing on a


final site plan to St. Joe Company officials
this week.
St. Joe, through the company and its
foundation, has provided the land and dol-
lars for permitting and original construction
as well as a long-term fiscal commitment to
the project.
"Financing and the site, those were the
two critical elements for us," Heckathorn
said. "We're close. This is really exciting
because we are really close."
The hope is to apply for,.the required
permits in the, coming months with a goal
of breaking ground early next year, Hendr-y
said. .
The clock on permitting will be managed,
by the Florida Department of Environmental,
Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. The DEP has specific windows for
reviewing permit. applications, but the Army


Corps does rnot.
The hope is that Gulf County's status as
an Enterprise Zone would' provide the project
with the opportunity for expedited permit-
ting, which could reduce a process which now
takes as long as 15 months to nine months
or so.
Hendry also emphasized that with the
hospital complex bridging Zone II and III flood
zone. St. Joe would work with Sacred Heart to
build the site up as much as possible prior to
construction.
Hospitals must be built at a land height
level dictated by law.
Hendry added that the hospital site was
"the only piece of land in Gulf County this
hospital has" so there will'be 'no search for
another parcel and avoiding, as much as pos-
sible, impacts to wetlands was a priority.
"This should not be a complicated discus-


sion," Hendry said of the permitting process.
Hendry added that once permitting is
complete and a contract manager hired by
Sacred Heart, the actual construction of the
-hospital should take. place at a "fairly rapid"
pace.
St. Joe is also exploring options to pro-
-vide affordable housing either single-family
homes or rental units on land adjacent to
the hospital .
The land around the hospital an d between
the facility rand the high school .will accommo-
date a number of associated facilities. Hendry
noted, including if needed, several medical
office buildings.
The company, though, is particularly
focusing on the issue of housing for hospital
personnel, noting housing issues which have
cropped up since the Sacred Heart hospital in
Destin was built.
The company is
hoping to have such
hoLising in place, at
some level, whenfithe
hospital opens so that
endeavor is taking
place concurrent with
rr'SE t -. wr.lk on the hospital.
7t., We are just in tilhe
early days," Hendry
noted.
The Health Care
Commirnttee tabled, a
.proposal that would
define the workings of a board to be appoint-
ed to oversee the distribution of proceeds,
from a half-cent sales tax which went into
effect Jan. 1.
i Those tax dollars are to be earmarked
for indigent care at the hospital as well as
other health care facilities or programs in the
LOL iItV.
While tabling the proposal to provide a
framework for that board, the committee said
the county and municipalities, which have
already signed of' on the interlocal agreement
pertaining to the half-cent sales tax, should
be urged to appoint their representatives to
the oversight board.
"It's all coming to fruition, what we've
been thinking about for several years." said
Doug Kent, executive director of the Gulf
County Health Department, which is a part-
tier in the hospital project. .


Billy Traylor

"Why don't we go out for bid?"
After his. motion died, commissioners,
after a lengthy discussion, left things thel
same. -
Commissioners are still budgeting to,
spend as much as $40,000 identified last year


Bill Williams


as potential for dollars for the audit, and the
firm of Carr. Ingram. which has purchased
the firm formerly o-wned b\ Michael Tucker,
CPA. will conduct that audit.
The scope of that work commissioners
indicated that at least some have already met
individually with Tucker and, or Carr. Ingram
accountants is to be largely determined by
the Commission.
That -scope remained 'unclear on
Tuesday.
"We have a new da in government. with

(See COUNTY on Page 13A)


Friends of North Port St. Joe Wrap up Study


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In fmancing a community planning effort
in the North Port St. Joe neighborhood, the,
Jesser Ball duPont Fund's purpose was two-
S fold.
With significant economic changes com-
; ing to the area. the charitable institution,;
wanted to ,'ensure that the neighborhood
shared in the wealth.
It also sought some investment advice.
Port S'. Joe is one of two Florida cities
named in duPont's,will, and receives a share
of its $12-$18 million dollar annual allot-'
ment.
To determine how its future investments
might best benefit the North Port St. Joe
community, the duPont Fund asked Florida
State University's department of Urban and'
Regional Planning ro launch a yearlong study
that utilized the combined wisdom of.a broad
coalition of neighborhood residents, busi-
nessmen and others from the broader Port St.
A map shows three special planning area
designations in Port St. Joe. The Friends of North
Port St. Joe will seek to create a Community
Redevelopment Area in the North Port St. Joe,
neighborhood (Area 3), and may expand these
boundaries west to capture property tax revenues
from the development planned for the old mill
site.


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.Joe community.
To express their solidarity for the neigh-
borhood, the group adopted the name 'The
Friends of North Port St Joe
After distributing conrmmunit,' surveys and
hosting a series of discussion groups called
Study'Circles. ,FSU professor Dr Charles
Connerly and his staff compiled a strategic
plan, which they presented. in draft form, to,
a small crowd of interested residents at the.
Washington Improvement Group (WIG) center
on Saturday.
Though much of the featured items were
retreads from previous discussions, Connerlyv
enhanced Saturday's presentation with con-:
crete examples of communities that success-
fully implemented many of the plan's gbals.
He also noted projects that would require
duPont's financial assistance.
In its current form. the plan contains
a series of strategies aimed at encouraging
community participation, managing growth.
preserving the neighborhood's heritage, pro-
viding qualin, services and securing long-term
tenancy of North Port St. Joe residents.
Though the Friends group will serve as
guardians of the plan, community participa-
tion will be pivotal to its success.

(See FRIENDS on Page 15A)


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Port St. Joe Commission Lays Some Ground for Growth


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
S- a foundation
on which growth can settle,
Over the past week, during
a workshop last Thursday
and Tuesday's bi
monthly meeting, Port St.
Joe commissioners have
attempted to lay some tracks
to accommodate the onrush-
ing train of growth around
the bend,
Sewer to White (- and
Highland View, water to
improvements to
Avenue A ard fees
were near the top of the


ated by state lawmakers for,
the project.
Commissioners also
agreed to begin survey and
design work for improve-
ments along Avenue A -
: 1 : water and sewer
line rehab and road resur
facing between U 98
and the tracks, an
area which could for
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events on February 10, 2006
as part of the 2006 :"
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campaign, which promotes
physical activity and healthy
lifestyles for Floridians of all
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Letters


Dear Editor
Today, I read the letter of
January 18 from Mel Magidson
concerning the present County
Commissioners and their
irresponsible actions. (Cheers
to you, Mel). A few years ago,
I ran for Commissioner from
Overstreet with the firm belief
that I could improve what I
saw as a bad situation in Gulf
County. Unfortunately, I was
defeated by the Wewahitchka
voting bloc. In 2004 we decided
that the situation was us
to sell out and go, what with all
the uncontrolled development
and rising taxes. Now we're on
40 acres in Northern Mississippi
and have our rural -
back. I think the election -
Williams is the best that
happened to the Gulf County
Commission since Billy .
retired. And that's my 4 cents
worth,

Lynwood Rha3es
SenatobiaMississippi

Dear Editor,
In 1967, with a wilve, fmt
young children ad a Ce n
fet we started an adve re into
the beautiful state
That year we ited
Canaveral and other pots of
interest at Daytona Beach i
St..' o e
j.- next 20 yes w, vst
mary othIer pts of e stat

ended up at Me;ico Beach

eals a year] at the
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for a place to retie
t, say the '.ew sIJwer
6'eac~h blew that.
wtera We t s-e
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two-bedroom beach house and
felt we had found our retirement


The total p
for our first year
not what we h
comparable to
payng in Indian
has the
tax rate in a state
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property tax bill
rwas $1,889.07,
lad hoped, but
what we were
a in a "
property
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taxes ( alone are more
tshan the total for school Fand
Qountty taxes in 2000, more than
double.
As I pondered this dilemma,
m y first was to contact
the a Commissioners. ".'
first effort was to get a feel of the
*- _. place and how the Gulfa
government operates
I attended a as the
meeting progressed it was '
obvious to these people
would be like a good Christian
trying to .. to a
room full of atheists -
One item unanimously
passed by the Commission that
- .' evening was to hire a
consultant for review or audit
of themselves "to make sure


protection of the health and
safety of our communities, not
catering to big money investment
interests.
The drawbridge is gone,
Linda's Restaurant is gone,
C.R, Smith has moved, the IGA
grocery is gone, :1- 's Hardware
and Tackle is gone. U.SL 98 is
moving and the banks have
arrived. What a lovely place this
was.
Ronald .- ,
Cape San Blas
Letter to the Editor

In the. 26 edition,
you .:-- a letter from
Tom Semmes regarding excess
* _- n ourprojected'. .
budget and took the further step
of sanctioning
The premises aId research
presented in his letter by
S'. -. Ithemin your editorial
column. Share on you and the
writer for such shoddy research
and for numbers to
support preconceived
and/or agendas. For example Mr
Semmes used the 2000 census


determine per capital (person)
: when .
estimates are available frorn
the State of FI oida via a two
minute Internet search? For the
record, : to the Florida
Se Office on Econolnc
sid ie current
pcpuitwrn cstn-rae for 'ulf
is I This estimate

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increases in property valuations,
greater demands on the planning
and other county administrative
services and increasing need
to provide *infrastructure to
support the growth. Our
planning departments, tax
collector, property appraiser,
economic development office,
and other offices are strained to
keep up with : -, -. il changing
County and growth. Regarding
your assertion that you
haven't seen the infrastructure
improvements, yo -
have not visited our : ...
arid school athletic fields, our
boat ramps and parks, alongwith
road projects and other fixed
infrastructure improvements.
I doft like paig taxes
anymore thai n the next gyi but
"^ F are 'ecessary to support
sy'rvices aid -' I share the
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our County's responsibility to
prepare for current and future
growth. I would surmise that
much of the clamoring for tax
relief comes from real estate
speculators (in and out of county)
that are having to pay increasing
taxes on investment property,
due to increasing valuations,
but it is hard for me to feel their
pain as I know they will recoup
these taxes 100 fold when they
eventually sell.
Regarding our "longtime"
County Commissioners:
McLemore, Peters, Traylor and
the other Commissioners Barnes
and Williams. I say thank you
for your efforts in -,-.'-": ; an
environment where our local
economy can flourish and for
doing a good job overseeing
current :
I encourage all of you
to continue to be good stewards
of our money and ask that you
don't become distracted by '.
do nay sayers or people
seeking personal gain.


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planted and replanted in
Broward and Palm Beach
Counties.
Then in the 2004 hur-
ricane season, ficus trees in
south Florida caused more
damage than any other spe-
cies.
Having just one ficus
tree removed costs about
$1. or as much as a
small car or a large -- --
mtnent ring.
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takes a direct hit from a Cat-
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matter what homeowners
plant because no tree can
stand up to 160 mph winds,
But 90% of hurricanes are
-- ; 3 and below, and
many trees will survive those
winds, particularly away
from the of the storm.
According to i
the* --, date palm is the
palm in Florida. It
is one of the most wind tol-
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Trees Sab -:. Florida's
s and state tree, are the second
million most wind tolerant tree in
bis re- Florida., -- Island date
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trees introduced into Florida
after 1492.
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has been gathered about
native versus exotic trees in
central and north t1
because water oaks and lau
rel oaks, both native, were
two of the most devastated
trees in these areas during
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or man-made walls or raised
areas of soil) can deflect or
lift the wind over a house,
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rounded, half-moon, or cir-
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a fence with an open weave
pattern, like a basket weave
or lattice work. This creates
a larger protected downwind
area than a solid fence. A
solid fence provides a great-
er degree of shelter irnme-
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The Sharks boys' soccer team finished 12-7-1
overall after bowing out in a tough 1-0 loss to
Jacksonville Arlington Country Day. The boys'
team has made incremental progress in its three
years of existence, the Sharks reaching the
regional quarterfinals for the second-straight
year after capturing the district crown. With a
lightning quick attack and solid defense, the
Sharks proved, as Coach Torn Curry noted, that
they can compete with teams from around the
state.


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Panhandle Athletic Reunion 4 .


If you played any kind of
sports in the years between
1955 and 1965 yoVy are invit-
ed to the first Panhandle -
Apalachicola area athletic
reunion.
If you are interested
in reminiscing with former
teammates, rival teammates,
acquaintances, friends,
etc. let's get together in
Blountstown at Sam Atkins
Park where Goat Day is held.
There will be plenty of activi-
ties. Bring the young folks
and we'll have an old tim-
ers vs. young timers softball
game.
For the younger than
teenagers age group there
will be a basketball shoot off


to see who is the best free
throw shooter.
There is a lot to see at our
Panhandle Pioneer Village and
there will be people to show
what went on during the late
1800s and early 1900s.
If you have an idea for
an activity let me know but
be sure you have someone
to take care of the activity.
Everything will be strictly vol-
unteer.
A breakfast of pancakes
and sausage is planned for
8:00 A. M. Lunch will be
around noon and well have
a fish fry of whatever kinds
of fish we can get catfish,
bream, mullet, etc.
I have set a date set for


April 22. I know there are a
dozen things I have left out
but we'll work on these as we
go along.
My name is Joe "Spin"
Alford and I graduated in
1959 from Blountstown High
School.
My e-mail address "is
spindle747@wfeca.net.
My mailing address is
18839 Roy Golden Road,
Blountstown, FL 32424. My
home phone is 674-5399 and
my cell phone is 643-8769
but I don't have it turned on
all of the time.
If you are an athlete from
some other year come any
way.


The Beach Blast Triathlons


Lady Shark Alumnae Game
The Lady Shark alumnae game was a great success. Many past players returned and scrimmaged
the Port St. Joe High School Shark softball team.
Eighteen past players got to put on the glove once more for a day of fun and enjoyment. A big
thanks for all that participated and all the spectators for attending.
A special thanks to Mark Lyle and Coach Adkison for umpiring and to Coach Lacour for coaching
the alumni team.


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-
16n or triathlete.
Triathlon consists of
swimniing, 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
4wim, 112 mile bike ride,
and full marathon of 26.2
iailies.
Over the past decade
triathlon has dramatical-
1 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


Last Chance Registration
' The last chance to .sign up for Girl's Dixie Softball will be
' Friday. Feb 10. For all girls 4-15. You may sign up at the 10th
Street Ball Field from 4 till 7 p.m.
Uniform sizes will be ,,taken at signup (bring '.our child.
Cost is $45 per player (financial aid available to those in need).
Bring a copy of child's birth certificate.
Draft day and tryouts are Sat.', Feb 11. Teams will, be
announced the same day.
, Dixie Softball encourages all girls to sign up.


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be broken up anyway the
team desires and prizes are
awarded for relay teams as
well as individuals.
Last year's 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
name stuck. The Olympic
Distance is .9 mile swim, 25
mile bike ride and 6.2 mile
(10k) run.
If you would like addi-
tional information' about this
race as a participant of to,
volunteer please visit www.
thebeachblast.com.


Ten Star All StarI



Basketball Camp
Applications are now being evaluated for The Ten Star All
Star Summer Basketball Camp. The Camp is by Invitation
Only. Boys and Girls ages 10 19 are eligible to apply. Past
participants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince
Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamisdn.
Players from 50 states and 18 Foreign Countries attended
the 2005 Camp. College Basketball Scholarships are possible
for players, selected to the All-American Team. Camp Locations
Include: Hickory, NC, Prescott, AZ, Thousand Oaks, CA,
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There will be registration
and a clinic on Feb. 11 for
all those interested in play-
ing Dixie Youth Baseball this
summer.
Clinic Information:
WHEN: Saturday,'
February 11, 10 a.m., until
3 p.m.
WHERE: Baseball Park
Between 8th Street and 10th
Street.
WHO:' All Boys and
Girls, ages 7 14.
COST: $15 per
child.
Instruction will be given


or


in hitting, fielding, and throw-
ing.
Lunch will be provided
Registration Information:
When: February 11, 9:30
a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Where: Baseball Park
Who: Ages 5 14 (as of
April 30)
. Cost: T-Ball $45.00
Youth $50.00 Dixie Boys
- $55.00
Please bring a copy of
your child's birth certificate.
Also, your child needs to be
sized for uniforms.


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"...andye shall be comforted..."
K.> everywhere I looked '
I could not find you.
You were not in the sunset
Or the moon rise
Or the flash of the blue jay's wing.
You were not in the song
That the early morning breezes sing.
Everywhere I turned
In those first nights and days
I tried to find you
In a hundred lonely ways.

But when I refused to believe
That we could be apart,
I found you in the allness
Of Gods love,
And peace came to my heart
In loving memory of
James A. Oakley
5/31/63 2/11/05
Laid to rest on 2/14/05

You are in our hearts and in our warmest memories forever."
Mom, Dad, and David


of Dreams


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

The Olympic Games
are the global culmination
of international efforts,
played out on a world-wide
stage. But it all starts,
hundreds of times over,
with small-town dreams
and aspirations, in places
like Port St. Joe.
There are many ways
for individuals to be in-
volved in the Olympic
movement, and all start on
a hometown level.
Take, for instance, lo-
cal track and field athletes
Stephen Gaddis and Kayla
Parker.
The son of Traci and
Gary Gaddis, Stephen be-
gan participating in track
as a spring sport in Port
St. Joe High School. He
soon found that he enjoyed
pole vaulting and, with en-
couragement from'coaches


and parents, really began
working at it. Now he is a
junior at the University of
South Florida, attending
on a track scholarship.
Parker, the daughter
of Alisa and Kenny Parker,
is still in middle school,
still too young to compete
in 'state track meets on a
high school team. But,
at age 13, she has been
competing for a couple of
years on the Port St. Joe
High School Sharks' varsi-
ty track teams during the
regular season.
While he wvas in high
school, Gaddis participat-
ed in the Junior Olympics
summer program and the
Florida Sunshine State
Games during his fresh-
man and junior years. His
first year in the Sunshine
Games, he placed fourth
in the pole vault.

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While Gaddis excels in
pole vaulting, Parker is a
standout in track, name-
ly the 100 and 200 yard
dash, the 100 hurdles and
the long jump.
Last year she compet-
ed in the American Ath-
letic Union (AAU) Junior
Olympic Games in New Or-
leans, just a few weeks be-
fore Hurricane Katrina hit.
She placed first in both the
100 yard dash and the 100
hurdles, fourth in the 200
yard dash, and seventh in
the long jump.
Gaddis plans to contin-
ue vaulting the rest of his
college career. His name
was recently placed on the
"Wall of Fame" at the uni-
versity, honoring his vault
that was the third-highest
in the school's history.
Then, he said, "I hope
to continue to train, after
graduation, and maybe
pick up some endorse-
ments." If not, he said he
will enter coaching, which
will give him a chance to
help others, as he has
been helped.
As for Parker, who is
coached by her father and
Keon McNair, a member of
the 1997 Port St. Joe High
School state record set-
ting relay team, she is still
working her way through
eighth grade this year. But
she still competes regu-
larly against girls five and
six years older than she is,
and still beats them.
Her goal is to run for
the University of Miami
as soon as she graduates
from high school.
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track," said Parker. "I'm
just fascinated by the art
of running itself."
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Bush/Jennings Budget Proposal Focuses on Health of All Floridians


Secretary of the Florida
Department of Health (DOH),
M. Rony Francois M.D.,
M.S.P.H., Ph.D., today ap-
plauded the proposed budget
released today by Governor
Jeb Bush and Lt. Governor
Toni Jennings. The budget,
calling for $2.4 billion for the
Department of Health, will
support and expand health-
care initiatives throughout
Florida.
"The proposed budget
Governor Bush and Lt. Gov-
ernor Jennings are recom-
mending demonstrates their
commitment to the people of


Florida, and will enable the
Department of Health to carry
out our mission of providing
quality public health services
and promoting high health-
care standards," said Secre-
tary Francois.
The Bush/Jennings bud-
get recommendations for Fis-
cal Year 2006-2007 include:
*Youth Tobacco Preven-
tion Programs: $1.9 million
increase
The' Bush/Jenning bud-
get recommends an almost
200 percent increase in fund-
ing for youth tobacco preven-
tion in Florida to continue and


3rd Annual "Step Up"


Mexico Beach will host
the 3rd Annual Step Up
Florida event on Friday,
February 10. This event is
to highlight the meaning of
eating healthy and staying in
shape. The city will conduct
a walk from the Information
Center to the Gulf County
Line on Hwy 98. If you would
like to be part of the alk
you may call Laura Metcalf
at 648-4790. Businesses are
Welcome.
This year the event


has a new twist. The city
will showcase its beaches
by holding a Mexico Beach
Polar Bear Swim. Volunteers
imay participate for this spe-
cial portion of the event by
calling Laura at 648-4790.
Additional information is
available.
Let's show our willing-
ness to be healthy and fit.
Look for our posters, and
.lets hope for lots of commu-
nity participation. Take Part.
Be Fit.


strengthen existing programs.
The additional $1.9 million
will provide support for the
peer-to-peer tobacco-free ad-
vocacy programs for middle
and high school students and
help fund the Students Work-
ing Against Tobacco (SWAT).
The increase will continue
outreach to youth in Florida
regarding the dangers of to-
bacco use and the importance
of making healthy decisions.
*Women's Wellness: $6.8
million increase
The Bush/Jenning bud-
get recommends $6.8 million
to support women's wellness
in Florida, continuing a va-
.riety of projects addressing
women's wellness in all stages
of life. These projects include
Healthy Start Risk Screen-
ing Community Awareness,
Children's Medical Services,
Health Literacy and Statewide
Community Awareness for
Women's Health Support.
*Brain and Spinal Cord
Injury Program: $1.8 million
increase
The Bush/Jenning
budget recommends an addi-
tional $1.8 million in funding
to support an increase in the
number of individuals served,
enabling up to 50 additional
clients with traumatic brain
and spinal cord injuries to
reintegrate into their commu-
nities by providing long-term'
community-based services
and support.
*AIDS Insurance Contin-
uation/Drug Assistance Pro-
gram: $3.5 million increase
The Bush/Jenning bud-
get recommends a $2 million
increase .for the AIDS Insur-
ance Continuation Program
and a $1.5 million increase
for the AIDS Drug Assistance
Program. The insurance pro-
gram will support 300 ad-
ditional clients and fund an-
ticipated increases in health
insurance costs for existing
clients. The drug assistance
program will allow for an ad-
ditional enrollment of 75 per-
sons in the program and allow
for 30 additional HIV patients


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*Healthy Florida Initia-
tives: $6.7 million increase
The Bush/Jenning bud-
get recommends $6.7 million
in increased funding for a
variety of Healthy Promotion,
Healthy Florida initiatives
within county health depart-
ments based on local needs.
This will allow county health
departments to provide dental
care, injury prevention ser-
vices, prenatal and primary
care, school based wellness,
migrant camp inspections,
increased diagnostic testing
services in the laboratories
and increased tobacco use
prevention activities.


*Biomedical Research: $9
million increase
The Bush/Jenning bud-
get recommends a $9 million
increase in biomedical re-
search funding, an approxi-
mate 90% increase. Funding
will provide Florida research
institutions with additional
funds for the performance
of biomedical research and
technology development to
improve the prevention, di-
agnosis, treatment and cure
of tobacco-related diseases
including cancer, cardiovas-
cular disease, stroke and pul-
monary disease.
*Pregnancy Support Ser-
vices: $4 million
The Bush/Jenning bud-
get recommends a 100%


increase in funding for the
Pregnancy Support Services
Program. Funding will sup-
port the continuation and en-
hahcement of the Pregnancy
Support Services Program by
enhancing -the efforts of local
entities to increase the avail-
ability, quality and awareness
of pregnancy support servic-
es.
DOH protects and pro-
motes the health and safety of
all Floridians through the de-
livery of quality public health
services and the promotion
of health care standards. For
more information about the
Bush/Jennings budget rec-
ommendations, visit www.
myflorida.com or www.doh.
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Weems Administrator Says Hospital To


Be Financial
B'y Dale Kingon
Florida Freedom Newspaper
Ron Wolff, Weems admin-
istrator, presented to the
county commissioners Feb. 7
the current work being done
to make the hospital finan-
cially viable soon. Working
on staffing issues and clear-
ing out old equipment topped
the lengthy list.
Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders took umbrage with
letters that have chastised
the commission for taking
over the financial burden
of keeping Weems hospital
open.
"It is our responsibility
whether we like it or not to
make sure the hospital is
open," said Sanders. She
noted that a lot of people use
Weems and that it is the only
source for care that some
locals have.
Before the hospital stops
hemorrhaging money, at the
current rate of $400,000 per
month for payroll and operat-
ing expenses since .Jan. 1,'
they must make some major
improvements.
Alan Pierce, director of
administrative services for
the county, asked for board
action to approve a list of
$702,242 worth of improve-


y Viable
ments to the hospital that
the county plans to present
to the regional health council
recently set up by Rep. Allen
Boyd.
The improvements will
include updating an outdat-
ed computer system which
doesn't support the current
move toward electronic medi-
cal records. The updated
system would be installed at
an expense of approximately
$130,000.
This list was approved
and will now be sent to
Boyd's Regional Health Care
Committee on Feb! 13. This
request will be competing to
with surrounding counties
for funding.
Wolff said, "We are fixing
some of the high expenses at
the hospital." Wolff told the
commission that they have
taken the emergency room
staff off of the employee list.
This move will make the pay-
roll much lower.
Old equipment is being
inventoried; this; equipment
will then be salvaged or donat-
ed to Third World countries.
In the process of inventory-
ing the equipment the hospi-
tal found some gastrointesti-
nal equipment which it now
plans to use.


"The new GI lab will be
opened in about a week,"
said Wolff, "We already have
several cases waiting for the
new service."
Weems will also have a
new board which will have its
powers restricted by the c6un-
ty. Wolff would like to see a
five-member board. Pierce
recommended Dr. Steven
Miniat and Gayle Dodds be
placed on the board. The
board will be in charge gf
selecting a managing compa-
ny and will hold most meet-
ings in a public forum.
Wolff explained to the
board that Weems' patietit
load was low right now but he
proposed a way to get more
patients' to the hospital. "I
would like to bring in more
swing bed patients," he said,
"Possibly from Tallahassee
hospitals.
"Weems is a critical
access point," Wolff said.
"This will help to be a road
block to any hospital plans
for Port St. Joe. We have
corrected supply shortages.
We have hired Amerinet to
bring in hospital supplies
and Cardinal to supply the
pharmacy."


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NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST JOE CITY
COMMISSION MEETING FOR APPROVAL
OF REZONING FOR A 0.44 ACRE PARCEL
OF PROPERTY

The City of Port St. Joe Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to
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:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, RELATING
TO AND AMENDING THE ZODING CODE; AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE ZONING MAP; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING
ORDANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN'EFFECTIVE;
DATE.
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
provide comments in, writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port
St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded.
Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a
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
(850) 229-8261 ext. 114.






















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County From Page 1A
transparency," Williams said project, underscored the push
in support of conducting the for an audit, which Williams
audit. "My personal goal is has led since last October.
to make this government The idea went nowhere
transparent and show people last year, with Traylor and
where the money is spent." McLemore personally pointed
The key, Williams added, toward Williams in their dis-
was not just to have fiscal sent toward the concept.
accountability, but to have Williams added that he
the appropriate operational had serious concerns about
oversight, and policies and the Honeyville project's overall
procedures in place, cost due to the lack of appro-
He expressed frustration, private information, such as
for instance, with attempting a work order trail out of the
to gain information on the Road Department or absence
costs and manpower being of engineering documents.
expended at Honeyville Park, "The whole system is
where the county's only hur- broke," Williams said to
ricane shelter is to be built McLemore at one juncture.
and where playground equip- "You are making my point."
ment the bid for which was McLemore brought the
approved Tuesday will soon department heads for the
be delivered. Road and Public Works
"We are going to run a departments into the discus-
good business," Williams sion and both attested that
said. "We are going to make operations and relations
sure there is transparency." between the departments had
Williams argued that a never been better.
lack of the proper systems, "Why fix it if it's not bro-
checks and balances, the ken?" McLemore wondered.
inability of one commissioner Williams replied, "It is
to gain an understanding of broken."
the scope of the Honeyville Williams continued on

Port St. Joe Agency Earns Three

Silver Addys for Web Site Design


For the third year in a
trw, local design firm, Kerigan
-Marketing Associates, has
leen recognized for their work
*vith multiple Silver Addy
Awai-ds. During the Saturday,
February 4, 2006 banquet
cf the Advertising Federation
br the South Louisiana mar-
let, held in Baton Rouge,
Aie Port St. Joe marketing
agency was awarded silver
iddys for three websites they
designed including, preble-
dish.com, wetappolandings.
com and kerigan.com. The
irm also earned silver for
bcal projects in 2004 and
'i005 with a 'Discover Old
'lorida' interactive CD and
anDunes development logo
Snd-brochure.


Jack Kerigan, Jr., owner
of the firm said, "Actually,
we rarely enter advertising
competitions. We gauge our
performance by our client's
success and satisfaction.
Still, it's nice to see how our
work stacks up. against the
big firms." The Addy competi-
tion was judged by a nation-
wide panel of advertising spe-
cialists.
Kerigan Marketing
Associates recently moved
into their new Marina Cove
location. The firm also oper-
ates a second office in Baton
Rouge. Kerigan credits the
awards to the talents of his
Creative Director, Catherine
Noel, a graduate of LSU's
School of Art and Design.


Honeyville, saying he could in the weeks leading up to his
find no budget for the project, motion with several individu-
no apparent fiscal strategy, als had underscored to him
representative, he said, of an the importance of the audit,
inefficient system that is too the reason he had made the
much driven by single com- motion several weeks ago
missioners rather than the to undertake the audit after
county-wide priorities of the originally dismissing the idea
entire board. last year.
McLemore and He said the newspaper
Commissioner Billy Traylor was incorrect to label his
suggested, and Williams motion a "political game."
agreed, to let such questions "I thought it was the best
rest until an independent thing for all the county com-
audit is completed. missioners," a clearly agitated
"If we are doing some- Traylor said. "I have nothing
thing wrong I want to know to hide. There is no political
about it," Traylor said. "If interest to me."
we need a policy I want to He said it was likely
know about it. Then we can county officials would have
address it." their "hands slapped" a few
Williams said he was times by the audit, but "I'm
confident in the firm con- in full support of the audit."
ducting the audit, but held The newspaper's edito-
out the possibility that he rial, he said, was off-base in
would press for further exam- characterizing his potential
nation of county operations motives and he added that
should the audit not delve as he had had enough of the
thoroughly as he hoped and paper's editorial stance over
believed it should. the past year or so, tired of
The discussion about the reading every week "what you
audit also provided a platform think I'm thinking."
from which Commissioner "I'm tired of it," Traylor
Billy Traylor "hammered" The continued during a roughly
Star over its coverage, partic- 10-minute monologue direct-
ularly the editorial viewpoints ed at the newspaper's reporter
expressed about county gov- in the room. "I'll hammer you
ernment, especially in the on this every time you put
Jan. 26 edition. something that's not right in
Traylor said discussions the paper."


Olga Moret
Olga Moret Burgess, 81,
of Tallahassee died Tuesday
February 7, at home, in
peace with her family by
her side. Mrs. Burgess was
a native of Louisiana and
moved to Florida in 1956.
She and her husband, Jim
Burgess, resided in Port St.
Joe for several years where
they made numerous friends.
Funeral arrangements
were not finalized as of this
publication.
Information for service
can be obtain by calling Bevis


Burgess
Funeral Home at (850) 385-
2173. She was preceded in
death by her husband Jim
Burgess and is survived by
6 children: Steve Burgess
of Charlotte, NC., Susie
Andrews, Sheryl Burgess
Henderson and Richard
Burges all of Tallahassee,
Leslie Conant of Destin, and
Jeff Burgess of Port St. Joe,
a sister Marilyn Johnson, a
brother Eddie Moret and a
host of grandchildren and
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Port St. Joe Police Department News Report


Gulf County Arrest Log


On January 20, at
approximately 10:01 a.m. Tannis
J. Boykins age 25 of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for resisting arrest
without violence and possession
of drug paraphernalia. Boykins
had an active warrant for dealing
in stolen property and arrest
order for failing to comply with
court orders in reference to
prior charge of petit theft and
possessionofdrugparaphernalia.
Boykins was observed on Martin
Luther King Blvd near Avenue
C. and was instructed to walk
to an officer when she advised,


"no, not today" and began to
run. After a brief foot pursuit,
Boykins was arrested on the
warrant and resisting arrest.
Upon Boykin's arrest it was
discovered that she had a "crack
stem" in her hand that is used
to smoke illegal contraband.
Boykins was transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
On January 30, at
approximately 12:36 a.m. Wilson
Geathers, Jrage 44 of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for possession of a
controlled substance. Geathers
was a passenger inside a vehicle.


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stopped on Industrial Road
near Highway 98. Upon running
Geathers' name and information
it was found that he has an active
warrant in Dixie County for the
sale of cocaine. Upon opening
Geathers door Officers observed
in plain view two small bags
containing methamphetamine.
Geathers was also found to be
in possession of electronic scale,
which is commonly used to
weigh illegal narcotics. Geathers
was arrested and transported
to the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance on these drug.
charges and await extradition to
Dixie County.
On February 2, at
approximately 4:34 p.m. Palmer
G. Gilbert, age 23, of Shalimar,
was arrested for attempting to
acquire controlled substance by
forgery. Gilbert passed a forged
.prescription at a local pharmacy
for Vicodin, the prescription was
written on a prescription pad that
had been stolen from a doctor's
office in Wewahitchka. Gilbert
was arrested and transported
to the Gulf County Jail without
incident for this felony offense.
On February 2, at
approximately 2:59 a.m.
Talmadge D. Turner age 30 of
Eastpoint, was arrested for
driving under the influence and
driving without a license. Turner
was stopped for traveling at 70
miles per hour in a posted speed
zone of 45 MPH on Constitution


Blvd. near Gautier Memorial
Way. The driver advised that he
has never been issued a driver's
license and the officer detected
the strong odor of alcoholic
beverage upon his breath.
Turner was asked to complete
several roadside assessments to
determine if he was impaired.
These assessments indicated
Turner was indeed impaired
leading to his arrest for DUI.
Turner refused to give breath
samples and was transported
to the Gulf County Jail for
operating a vehicle without a
license and operating a vehicle
while impaired.
On February 3, at
approximately 4:31 p.m.
TWala E. Tiller, age 28, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested on an
active warrant for violation of
probation in reference to a prior
arrest for possession of cocaine
with intent to distribute and
possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute. Upon Tiller
being arrested and properly
handcuffed behind her back she
managed to get her hands in front
and began to run from officers.,
Officers gave pursuit on foot
where as she was apprehended a
short distance away. Additional
charges have been filed for escape
and resisting arrest with violence
as one officer was injured during
this arrest. Tiller was transported:
to the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.


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1/27/06-Wayne A.
Maitland, W/M, 39, Port St.
Joe, Child Support. Jennifer
Jill Johnson, W/F, 43, Port
St. Joe, Violation Probation,
Timothy Wayne Stein, W/M,
30, Port St. Joe, DWLSR.
Michelle Ann Miller, W/F,
44, Port St. Joe, Violation
Probation.
1/28/06- Scotty
Lee Linton, W/M, 28,
Wewahitchka,' Battery.
Alice Renee Guidas, W/F,
34, Wewahitchka, Battery.
1/29/06- Patricia Edge,
W/F, 40, Wewahitchka,
Battery. Larry Edge, W/M,
43, Wewahitchka, Battery.
1/31/06-Lise Robbinette
Lenian, W/F, 43, Panama City,
Contempt of Court. 2/1/06-
Teresa Louise Hand, W/F,
43, Panama City, Worthless
Checks, Jennifer Kay
Gough, W/F, 45, Port St. Joe,
Contempt of Court. Lavetta
Yvonne Best, B/F, 32, Port St.
Joe, DWLSR and Attaching
tag not assigned.
On .1/27/06 Gordon
Delbert Williams was stopped
on Battle St. in Port St. Joe.
While the Deputy was talking
with him he smelled the
odor of an alcoholic beverage
after conducting several field
sobriety tests Mr. Williams
was arrested for DUI.
.On 1/28/06 a vehicle
was stopped for not having
a tag visible on Hwy. 71 in
Wewahitchka. The driver was
found to have a suspended
driver's license and placed
under arrest for DWLSR. In
searching the driver Bruce
Yand the Deputy found a


plastic bag of Xanax pills in
his front pocket, he was also
charged with possession of
a controlled substance. A
passenger in the vehicle
Jason Mitchell Hurst was
charged with possession of
marijuana.
On 1/28/06 Deputies
responded to the Overstreet
area to a report of a truck
that had run off the road and
the grass near the. truck was
on fire. The driver Dallas
Nelson Herring was found
slumped over the steering
wheel after being checked out
by EMS he was arrested fcr
Driving Under the Influence
and Violation of Driver's
License Restriction.
On 1/30/2006 Stevea-
Bass of Wewahitchka was
arrested DWLSR, Possessibo
of Drug Paraphernalia and
Tag Expired more than
six months after deputies
responded to a call of reckless
driving and found him on the
side ofHwy. 22 with a flat tire
While talking with Mr. Bass
the deputy found his drivers
'license was suspended and
then'found several pieces df
drug paraphernalia in his
vehicle.
On 1/31/06 deputies
arrested Randall Scot
White and Robert C. Hill foi
stealing auto parts from '
local junkyard. While being
searched after his arrest a
pipe for smoking marijuana
was found in Whites pocket
he -was also: charged 1ili
possession of marijuana
and possession of drug
paraphernalia.


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Friends


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A proposed community
newsletter will help residents
unite around common goals,
and prevent the spread of
rumors and misinformation.
Connerly will seek the
duPont Fund's assistance
in financing the newsletter's
production.
He will also advocate field
trips to communities that
have made progress in the
areas of economic develop-
ment and growth manage-
ment.
One proposed stop is the
Penn Center for Preservation,
located in St. Helena Island,
South Carolina.
A traditionally black com-
munity whose citizens once
made their livelihoods bas-
ket weaving, fish net knitting


and boat building, the area
has, in recent years, seen tre-
mendous resort development
which has restricted access
to sea grass and caused land
values to rise dramatically.
The Penn School for
Preservation was founded in
1993 to help local leaders
craft a strategic plan for St.
Helena Island by providing
training in the local envi-
ronment, planning, zoning,
.growth management and
other issues.
As a result of the resi-
dents' initiative, St. Helena
now has a comprehensive
strategy for economic devel-
opment, which includes the
creation of a business incu-
bator and preservation of
historic buildings,, ideas also


championed by the Friends
group.
Connerly noted that
North Port St. Joe residents
can learn more from commu-
nities like St. Helena Island
than they would from "high
powered consultants."
Apart from tapping into
duPont dollars, the plan also
encourages the utilization of
funds both within and out-
side the community, from
Community Development
Block Grants (CDBG) for
housing improvements to
the creation of a Community
Redevelopment Area (CRA).
The city currently has one
CRA district, the Downtown
Redevelopment Area (DRA).
The strategic plan recom-
mends a second CRA in the


North Port St. Joe neighbor-
hood.
A separate CRA would
ensure that property taxes
accrued after the CRA's adop-
tion would stay in the North
Port St. Joe neighborhood.
The CRA proved a contro-
versial suggestion that drew
comment from both Dannie
Bolden and Carl White,
who sit on the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency
board.
White noted that funds
generated in a separate,.
North Port St. Joe CRA would
still be distributed by the
Downtown Redevelopment
Authority, and expressed
concern that North Port St.
Joe would have "a separate,
but less equal" CRA.


Features of the Friends



Sof North Port St. Joe's i



I Strategic Plan:



- a continuation of the Friends of North Port St. Joe organization
an expansion of the traditional North Port St. Joe Fourth of July
celebration
a community newsletter
a linkage between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Reid Ave., with
opportunities for neighborhood residents to own and operate
small businesses
the creation of a Community Redevelopment Area in North Port
St. Joe
the founding of Clifford Sims Park in the vicinity of the linkage
between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Reid Ave.
a community center housed in the old Washington High School
facility
protection against rising property taxes
the development of affordable housing
elderly housing, including assisted living facilities
health care and other services for the elderly

For comments on the plan, contact the duPont fund's Rev. Edward King, (904) 353-0890 x 464, Ekingijrdupontfund.ora
or Florida State University professor Dr. Charles Connerly, 850-644-8516, cconerla(fsu.edu.
.........................


The Friends group hopes to create a community center in what
remains of the old Washington High School. Above is a photo of
Washington High as it once looked.


He said those with a vest-
ed interest in the neighbor-
hood would need to sit on the
DRA, which is chosen by the
city commission, to exert any
influence.
Bolden suggested
expanding the existing DRA
to include North Port St. Joe,
which he believed would allow
the neighborhood to tap into
existing funds.
He then identified a "con-
flict" in the comprehensive
plan's recommendation for a
separate CRA.
The plan currently advo-
cates a variety of means of
reducing property taxes and
encourages residents to apply
for the Homestead and Low
Income Senior exemptions.
A CRA, which employs
tax increment financing to
collect increases in proper-
ty taxes struck Bolden as
diametrically opposed to the
plan's stated desire for tax


relief.
"What are we trying to
do first?" Bolden inquired.
Connerly noted that
money generated from a
CRA could be used toward
affordable housing initiatives,
and said the CRA's ultimate
boundaries must be a com-
munity decision.
As Connerly pledged that
"Jesse Ball duPont is here to
stay," and encouraged the
Friends group to serve as
community advocates, White
stressed the need for immedi-
ate action.
"In two years, the whole
community is going to be
overwhelmed," said White.
"We. need something done
right now to get the people of
North Port St. Joe ready for
what's coming."
Connerly plans to pres-
ent a final draft of the strate-
gic plan next month.


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576th Presents Honorary Coins


By CPT Buck Watford
On Tuesday, the 576"1
Transportation Detachment
presented LTC (Ret) Bruce E.
Allen and Scott Lamberson
with unit coins.
Allen has been coming
to our unit for many months
now, at his own expense, to
conduct religious (chapel)


During World War 1, American volunteers from
all parts of the country filled the newly formed flying
-squadrons. Some were wealthy young men who left colleges
,such as Yale and Harvard in order to enlist in the military.
In one squadron, a wealthy lieutenant ordered solid
,bironze medallions embossed with the squadron emblem for
every member of his squadron. He carried his medallion in
a small leather sack around his neck.
ls ..-..- t:r acquiring the medallions, the
L ,t ...... -, ..r : t was severely damaged by ground fire
J......... ........ ii., was forced to land behind enemy lines
d=-. i..1 was captured by a German patrol.
Ir. order to discourage his escape, the Germans took
1 -f .i.. ....:. .1. .-t.i.. -.t. except for the small leather
p -.., :[ .. ...... .... : :L
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near the front lines where he managed to escape during a


A closer look at the coins.


services for our soldiers.
The classes that he teaches
always have a military history
background mixed with
inspirational and spiritual
guidance.
Allen is a Vietnam
veteran and a retired U.S.
Army officer. He has been
recognized by our unit as


A History of Challenge Coir
night bombardment. During the attack, he donned civilian
clothes and fled without personal identification.
After escaping, the brave pilot succeeded in avoiding
German patrols until he reached the front lines. With great
difficulty, he crossed no-man's land and stumbled into a
French outpost.
Unfortunately, the French in this sector had been
plagued by German saboteurs, who sometimes masqueraded
as civilians and wore civilian clothes. Not recognizing the
young-pilot's American accent, tIhe French thought him to
be a saboteur and made ready to execute him.
Just in time, the American remembered his leather
pouch containing the bronze medallion. He showed the
medallion to his would-be executioners.
When the French captors recognized the squadron
insignia on the medallion, they gave the pilot enough time
to confirm his identity. Instead of shooting him, they gave


an honorary member and
presented with a certificate
and unit coin for his efforts
on our behalf.
Lamberson has been
instrumental in creating and
organizing our unit's monthly
award, the "86" award.
He also has created and
manufactured our Soldier of
Period (6 months) and Soldier
of the Year awards.
His creativity and
willingness to spend valuable


Shim a bottle of wine.
Eventually the pilot made it back to his squadron,
where it became a tradition to ensure all members carried
-1 .. .-. .ll. :. or coin at all times.
This was accomplished through a challenge. A service
member would ask to see the coin. If the challenger could
not produce his coin, he was required to purchase a drink of
choice for the member who had challenged him.
If the challenged member produced his coin, then the
challenging member was required to pay for the drink.
This tradition continued through .the war and for
many years after while surviving members of the squadron
were still alive.
Today, military service members often trade these
coins while deployed. In some cases a coin can be earned
meritoriously for a job well done.


time and money to help us
recognize our soldiers is
unparalleled. We are truly
grateful for his computer
expertise and patriotic
commitment.
We presented Lamberson
with a unit coin, which made
him an honorary member of
our unit.


The presentation of
unit coins to non-members
is very rare and represents
extraordinary service to the
unit. Both of these gentlemen.
deserve our admiration and
thanks for all they do for us
in the 5761" Transportation
Detachment.


CPT Buck Watford (center) presented Scott Lamberson and LTC
(Ret) Bruce E. Allen with unit coins on Tuesday, which honor their
outstanding service to the 576"' Transportation Detachment.


School Board Earns Master Board Distinction, Cox Certified Member


The leadership team of the
Gulf County Schor.l District
was recognized as a Master
Board on No. 30 in Tamnpa
during the annual conference
of the Florinda School Boaxcrds
Association.
members of the leader-
ship team who completed


the progra-m include the fl-
lo'ina boA.trd members and
superintendent Go-:,rge Cox.
Charlotte Pierce. Bill, Quinin.
Jr.. Lind:i Wood iand Timi
Wilder
Twentr-seven districts
amning Florida's 67 ,c'urrentlh
hold this distinction


The Master Board
Pr'-,grnam- is a Aolunita-y pr:-
erarr-i and is ,.sponsored a-nd
designed b'. the Florrida
School B.-,ards A-ssoc'iation.
The progra.irm proividei.s ,:ppor-
tLunities ,for the leaders-hip
teani t engage r in training
that enhances- its :capabilities
to provide the 1 is.iolian lead-
ership for the school district.
The program concen-
trates on the leadership
tear's governance roles for
enhancing student aichieve-
mir-nt. r'isteringi connections
and empowering c'ollabora-
tion between schools and
the commurninit', and creat-
ing a. learning organization to
advance excellence in public:
education. The leadership
team completed 20 hours of
learning activities in a state-
wide forum rand onsite work-
shop to earn thi- distinction.
CERTIFIED MEMBER


Georce Cox '.,.as recog-
nized as .- Certified B,-ard
Member during the same
conferenceri
Cox earned the distinc-
tion bv completing a mini-
Imumi oi 96i hours of train-
ing in 11 areas which focus
on the c.-,overnance roles arnd
responsibilities of sch.rho.,I
board members
The Certified Board
Member Program is a vol-
untar training program for
individual board members.
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School Boards AssoclaLjon.
Cox is one of onCly 59
school board members in
Florida to achie' e this presti-
gious award.
The Certified Board
Member Program pro't ides
leadership training for school
board mneirimbers as they strive
to enhance student learning
opportunities in their com-


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ty in public education.
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ng scho':l finance. leni-la-
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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday,
February 21 2006 at 10 00 a.m EST, and al the Board of County Commis_-ioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday
February 28 2006 al o 00 p m EST Bolh public hearings %. ill be held in ihe BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert
M Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr Blvd Port St Joe, Florida The public hearings ..ill
be to discuss and act on the followv.ing

I Approve Minutes for January 17. 2006
2 Final Plat- Southern Boys Investment, LLC Fadeaway Compound at Indian Pass. Parcel ID #03191-
002R Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a 7 unii development subject
to all Federal, State and Local development regulations stated and unstated
3 Fnal Plat- Ruskin Shipp Wetappo River Camps Parcel ID #03361-OOOR, 03360-000R 16.69 acres in
Section 23, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 27 unit development
subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations stated and unstated
4. Preliminary Plat Approval White City Partners, LLC a subdivision Parcel ID #02852-OOR 5 86
acres in Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a residential subdivision,
subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations.
5. Preliminary Plat Approval Waterford Village Forgotten Coast Development Company, LLC Parcel ID
#03500-OOR, 03477-OOR 102 acres in Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West. Gulf County,
Florida a residential subdivision subject to all Federal. State and Local development regulations stated
and unstated
6. Preliminary Development Approval Presnell Boyside Marina Presnell Development Parcel ID #06257-
200R, 06257-OOR, 06252-OOOR, 06252-010R 17.946 acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range
11 West. Gulf County, Florida, a commercial development subject to all Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations stated and unstated
7. Marnie Island Preserve Plat modification Winston Williams Parcel ID #06319-004R Section 23,
Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida replacing the wastewater treatment area with
two lots
8 Small Scale Land Use Change St Joe Timberland- Parcel ID #03469-OOR Changing 15.64 acres in
Section 3, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida from Agricultural to Residential Low
Density.
9. Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale Land Use Change Leroy Rowe Wetappo Creek Parcel ID
#03358-OOOR 03364-OOOR 157 5 acres in Section 26, Township 5 South, Range 11 West. Gulf County,
Florida changing Agricultural to Residential Low Density
10 Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale Land Use Change Cumbie & Sunset Pointe Development
LLC Partel ID # 02973-01OR 43 337 acres in Section 15, Township 7 South, Range 10 Wesi. Gulf
County, Florida changing Agricultural to Residential Low Density.
11. Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan, EAR Update
12 St. Joe Arvida for WindMark Beach DO PDP
13. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters Information prior to the meeting can be
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STEP UP
On Feb. 10, in association with the 2006 "Step Up
Florida On Our Way to Healthy Living" campaign, the
Mexico Beach Department of Public Safety will host both
a walk and a "Polar Bear Swim."
The "fitness flag" will be passed from participants
in western Bay County to Mexico Beach participants at
the Visitor's Center on the west end of town at 10 a.m.
Central. People will walk to Sunset Park at the western
side of the El Governor Motel, where at 3:30 p.m. Cen-
tral brave souls will participate in the "Polar Bear Swim"
- a quick dunk in cold Gulf waters. Then the walk will
continue to the Gulf County line at CR 386 (Lookout
Lounge), where the "fitness flag" will be passed to par-
ticipants in Gulf County.
The statewide campaign promotes physical activ-
ity and healthy lifestyles for Floridians of all abilities.
This is the third year the event will sweep the state to
showcase the variety of unique local opportunities each
county offers for physical activity.
This year the Florida Department of Health adopted
a new slogan for "Step Up Florida The Florida Way"
to help participants implement the U.S. Department of
Agriculture dietary guidelines that suggest 60 minutes
of physical activity a day will help manage body weight
and prevent gradual weight gain.


NEW DOCK
The city and the Mexico
Beach Boaters' Association
completed a new dock. at
the new public boat ramp
area on the north side of the
city's marina.
Members of the associa-
tion braved freezing temper-
atures and cold, gusty winds
to work all day Saturday in
the water building the 24-
foot long, eight-foot wide
dock. The city supplied the
materials and the associa-
tion members supplied the
labor in the joint effort.
The Mexico Beach Boat-
ers Association is a local or-
ganization open to anyone
with an interest in boating
from Mexico Beach.
With almost 200 mem-
bers, the group works to
help the city mntain and
improve canal access to
the Gulf, the city marina,
boat ramps, and boat trailer
parking for residents, and
visitors.
They are currently work-
ing jointly with the city and
.the state Department of En-
vironmental Protection to
repair-the city's boat ramp,
located at U.S. 98 and 37th
Street, and to negotiate pos-
sible cost-sharing for the
new city dredge.


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YOU MAKE US PROUD
The son of Mexico
Beach residents James
and Shelby Bush is cur-
rently serving in Afghani-
stan. First Lieutenant
Mark Bush of the 2-503
Airborne Infantry is an
infantry platoon leader
stationed in Deychopan
Province, a very primitive


location about 9,000 feet
up in mountains. Even
half a world away, Mexico
Beach is at the front. No-
tice the MB sticker on the
bulletin board.
Lt. Bush was deployed
to Afghanistan March 24,
2005, and will re-deploy,
hopefully to home, in
March of this year.


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St. Joe Company's proposed Mexico Beach development,


ST. JOE
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DEVELOPMENT
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the
St. Joe Company made its
pitch to the Mexico Beach
Planning and Zoning Board
as the first official step in re-
questing a land use change
for the 524-acre section of


Members of the Mexico Beach Boaters' Association build new
city dock.


DENTAL NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF

FRANK D. MAY, DMD, PA


A "REALITY CHECK"
There is only one person ,'. ho can sa'.e \our teeth '. iou! A Lconis[tert dailh home n 'criene program
of brushing, flossing, rinsing is required Are you recluctant to do thi<. Then alo-." ul o0 make Ia riendj\
suggestion. Pay a kii to your neighborhood upermarket or pharmrac Purpoce? Oh lu.[ a iAmpile lnd
of "Reality" check.
First, look over the shelf space devoted to tooth brushes, toothpaste, dental floss, and rinses in the oral
care section. Then compare the amount of shelf space devoted to denture products. Products for people
who did not take care of their teeth and gums. Products such as denture cleaners, denture adhesives, etc.
In most-retail outlets, the denture products have a surprising amount of shelf space about one-third
the amount of space devoted to products which people with teeth use. What does this tell you?
Remember, most.denture wearers have one thing in common. They did not effectively control plaque
on their natural teeth.
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land between Tyndall Air
Force Base and the city's
western boundary.
The company is request-
ing a land use change from
agriculture/timber to tourist
mixed use, in order to pro-
ceed with its planned devel-
opment.
The next step is present-
ing the same request next
week to the Mexico Beach
City Council.

MAYOR RISINGER
Mexico Beach Mayor
Chuck Risinger returned
to Tallahassee Feb. 7 to
talk again to state legis-
lators and Department
of Environmental Pro-
tection officials about
RPZs, or reduced pres-
sure zone assemblies.
Risinger took the
city's engineers from
Preble Rish with him to
help persuade legisla-
tors to amend the state
law requiring RPZs for
single family homes.


1st Lt. Mark Bush of the 2-503 Airborne Infantry in
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Driving Miss Daisy to Return to Dixie Theatre

By David Adlerstein African-American actors in Flori- Spacey in "The Mousetrap." Army, Mitchell entered military


The Dixie Theatre is prepar-
ing to perform a show that prom-
ises to be among its most memo-
rable to date.
"Driving Miss Daisy," the Pu-
litzer Prize winning play by Alfred
Uhry, began rehearsals Tuesday
at the theater as it prepared to
bring back to local audiences a
show, and its two lead actors,
that highlighted the theatre's
first season in 1998.
The production, scheduled
during Black History month,
tells the heartwarming story of
an unlikely and enduring friend-
ship between a white Southern
lady and her black chauffeur.
"Part 'of the reason I want
to do this in February is that I
personally believe this friendship
was just wonderful," said Dixie
Partington, director of the not-
for-profit professional theatre.
"It's very relevant to black his-
tory."
Audience favorite LeRoy
Mitchell, Jr., one of the premier


da, will once again portray Hoke,
Miss Daisy's chauffeur. Cleo
Holladay, a local resident well-
known for her eloquent perfor-
mances, will once more be seen
in the title role.
Randy Thompson will ap-
pear as Boolie, Daisy's devoted
son. The original role of Boolie
at the Dixie was played by Fred
Chappell, who also directed the
production. A Florida State Uni-
versity professor, he is busy di-
recting "Amadeus" in Tallahas-
see.
Dorothy Marie Robinson will
return to the theatre to direct. In
2000, she directed and starred
in the Dixie production of "Steel
Magnolias." In New York, she
studied advanced acting with the
renowned Uta Hagen and landed
her first professional contract
in the national tour of "Gypsy,"
sharing the stage with Berna-
dette Peters. She has worked on
and off-Broadway and in the res-
ident companies from New York
to Florida and directed Kevin


Mitchell's repertoire as an ac-
tor includes "Of Mice and Men,"
"As You Like It," "Tracers!," and
"I'm Not Rappaport." He was Mr.
M in Athol Fugard's "My Chil-
dren! My Africa!" in back-to-back
seasons in Atlanta and a tour
of the United Kingdom. "Mas-
ter Harold and the Boys" and "A
Lesson from Aloes" are two other
plays by Fugard in which he as
appeared at least twice.
As a Florida Chautauquan
and a Road Scholar for The
Florida Humanities Council,
Mitchell makes frequent appear-
ances as James Weldon John-
son in "James Weldon. Johnson,
Florida's Renaissance Man" and
"Voices of The Harlem Renais-
sance."
Pensacola, DeFuniak
Springs, Tallahassee and Pan-
ama City are Panhandle sites
where he has given one or more
of these presentations. The most
recent was a teachers' seminar
in Pensacola last month.
A retired major in the US


service as a recruit in 1955 and
retired in 1975. Awards and
decorations include the Purple
Heart, Meritorious Service Med-
al, Army Commendation Medal,
Parachutist Wings, Combat In-
fantryman Badge and Special
Forces Tab.
He resides in Tampa where
he is an Elder in the Presbyterian
Church.
"Driving Miss Daisy" is sup-
ported in part by the Franklin
County Tourist Development
Council and runs from Friday,
Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb.
26.
Performances are on Friday
and Saturday at 8 p.m. with a
Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. This
professional production will also
include Friday dinner by Paul
Gant Bar-B-Q out of Port St.
'Joe.
Tickets are $25, and if din-
ner is included $40. Call the
Dixie Theatre box office at 653-
3200 for further information and
reservations.


Evidentiary Hearing Postponed in Gulf County Molestation Case


By David Angier
Florida Freedom
Newspapers

It may not be necessary.
to hold a hearing to determine
if David Randy Polk will have
his 'child molestation convic-
tion overturned.
Polk, 43, of Arkansas, who
pleaded no contest in 2000 to
molesting a friend's 11-year-
old daughter in Gulf County,
was to have an evidentiary
hearing Tuesday to determine
if his lawyer was ineffective in
handling the case.
Instead, Polk's new law-
yer, Clyde 'Taylor of Tallahas-
see, told Circuit Judge Judy
Pittman that negotiations
were under way to "narrow or,
eliminate the issues, if not re-
solve the case" without having
to hold a,hearing.
If those negotiations fail,


an evidentiary hearing will be
held April 21.
Taylor said after court
that there are two issues that
need to be resolved: whether
DNA results that excluded
Polk as the donor of sperm
samples found on the victim's
quilt were provided to the
prosecution before it offered
Polk a plea deal, and. whether
Polk would have accepted the
plea if he had known about
the DNA results.
"My client's position has
always been that if he knew
then what he knows now, he
never would have entered a
plea," Taylor said.
On the morning of' May
17, 1999, Gulf, County depu-
ties arrested Polk at work after
the girl told officials that he
had raped and sodomized her
the night before.
Polk had been staying,


with the girl's family for a few
days and told officers that he
and the girl's father, had been
drinking that night and both
passed out in the living room.
He said he was too intoxicated
to know what happened to the
girl, but he assured them that
"raping an 11-year-old little
girl was not in his character."
* Investigators tested sam-
ples of the girl's bed .sheets,
quilt and carpet. The results
indicated the sperm came,
from a family member. There
was no physical evidence link-
ing Polk to the crime.
But.Polk did not see those
test results until he made a
public record's request for
them in 2003.
Polk stated in court fil-
ings that he proclaimed his
innocence from the beginning
and repeatedly asked his law-
yer to get the DNA test results,


which would clear his name.
The First District Court of
Appeal returned Polk to Gulf
County last year for a hearing
to determine if defense lawyer
John Simpson of Marianna ef-
fectively represented Polk be-
cause Simpson did not get the
DNA evidence before convinc-
ing Polk to take a plea.
Simpson had worked
out an agreement where Polk
would serve 12 years on pro-
bation, instead of the potential
life sentence he was facing if
he was convicted at trial. Polk
told the district judges that
the risk of trial was too great
so he agreed to the' plea.
He violated his probation,
about a year later and in 2000,
was sentenced in to prison for
nine years when he missed
one appointment vith his
probation officer and several
sexual predator classes.


Taylor said one issue of
this case has been resolved.
Polk was illegally designated a
sexual predator after his plea
agreement. He should have,
under the laws at that time,
been a sexual offender.
The distinction is signifi-
cant, Taylor said. Because Polk
was labeled a sexual predator
he was not allowed to transfer
is probation to Georgia, where
he had a job waiting. Instead,
he had to try to find work in
Gulf County, where his pic-
ture was posted in conve-
nience stores and post offices
as a sexual predator.
Also, Taylor said, the
classes that Polk missed -
which ultimately violated his
probation were sexual pred-
ator classes and would not
have been required if Polk had
been given the proper desig-
nation..


Taylor said the next step-
would be to have a meeting.
with the original case attor-
neys, Simpson and prosecu-'
tor Alton Paulk, along with.'
Assistant State Attorney Bri-'
an Hill and any supervisors-
at the State Attorney's Office
that would need to be' present,
to resolve the issues in Polk's
case.
Taylor said the resolu-
tion could be doing away with.
Polk's plea agreement and re-
turning the case to the trial,
docket. The state also could
offer Polk another plea that,
would provide him a release,
from prison, or even drop the'
charge.
But Taylor refused to
speculate on what the state"
.might do in this case.


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301 Twentieth Street

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

(850) 227-7070


Annpunces a new state of the art X-Ray technology in our Port St.
Joe office. (Including standard X-Ray and Fluoroscopy.)


"We will continue to 'expand our services to better care for our pa-
tients.


Full Service Clinic With Lab Services


Providing Relief for the following:
Hypertension
Diabetes
Arthritis
Back Injuries
Headaches
Gall Bladder
Minor Emergencies
Cosmetic Procedures
General Health Physicals
Colonoscopy/Endoscopy
Heart Disease Work up
EKG ICardiogramsi
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Pulmonary Function Tests
LASER SURGERY:
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Other Ailments

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Warts
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Also welcome our new addition of healthcare specialists:
Dr. Douglas Altman Chiropractor
Dr. Michael Rohan Orthopedic
'Gretchen Balogh Psychological Counselor


Thanks to all our loyal patients


American Cancer Society


Relay For Life,



SCommunity Yard Sale




0 FRANK PATE PARK

Saturday, February 1.1, 2006

| 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM EST


0 All Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
0 All donated items may be dropped off at
Frank Pate Park during the yard sale.

Any volunteers interested in this year's event please contact
Kim Metcalf at Kim.hart@cancer.org


LeRoy Mitchell Jr.


Established 7 93 7 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


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Progress Energy Awards $2,500 in Grant Funding


The Education
Foundation of Gulf County,
Inc. is a broadly based non-
profit community organiza-
tion whose purpose is exclu-
sively educational and chari-
table.
The Foundation, since
it inception in 1998 has
secured and distributed con-
tributions from individuals,
corporations, governmental
entities, and other founda-
tions to benefit Gulf County's
public education system.
The Foundation began a
mini-grant program during
the 2000-2001 school year.
Every year since then the
Education Foundation has
given Gulf County Teachers
and Administrators an
opportunity to compete for
mini-grant funding to enrich
and improve student achieve-
ment. The Foundation has
awarded over $51,000 in


mini-grahts for Gulf County
School enhancements.
For many years now,
Progress Energy has given
an annual contribution to
the Education Foundation
to enrich learning initiatives
in the Gulf County Schools,
and this year is no exception.
Progress Energy has given
the Education Foundation of
Gulf County, Inc. $2,500 to
be used toward Math and
Science Mini-Grants.
"Without the commit-
ted support of our corporate
partners in Gulf County -it
would be nearly impossible
to sustain our Foundation's
support for our kids. Thanks
to Progress Energy for again
giving and helping to raise
the standard for excellence
with our schools especially
in the area of math and sci-
ence" said David Warriner,
President of the Education


Foundation of Gulf County,
Inc.
"Progress Energy has
always been a team player
with the Gulf County Schools.
I am proud to be associ-
ated with them and appre-
ciate their support through
the Education Foundation of
Gulf Co., Inc. With the grow-
ing obligations to school dis-
tricts and the lack of funds
flowing through state educa-
tion budgets, it nice to receive
such a generous donation.
The Education Foundation of
Gulf County helps to supple-
ment teachers with necessary
supplies and monies that are
not always available through
the school district. I appre-
ciate both of these groups.
Gulf County Schools are bet-
ter because of them both."
Right: Progress Energy's
Larry Watson hands superinten-
dent Tim Wilder the check.


Blood Drive at First Baptist


The First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe will host an
American Red Cross blood
drive on Monday, Feb. 20
from 2-7 p.m. (EST) in the
Fellowship Hall, located at
102 3rd St.
The blood drive was
organized by Sarah and Bruce
Allen, who have conducted,
drives in Carol County, Ala.
for the past several years.
The Fellowship Hall will
house six to eight beds, and
can accommodate up to 65
donors, who must be at least
17 years of age.
Donating blood takes
about an hour from start to
finish. Donors can expect the
following:
Registration Red Cross
staff will complete a form and
ask for a donor card, driver's
license or picture ID.
Mini-physical A staff
member will check' a donor's
pulse, temperature, blood
pressure and iron to make
sure it is safe for him or her
to donate.
Confidential health
history A staff member will
ask detailed questions about
a donor's health.
Donation Actual
donation time is about six to
12 minutes.
Refreshments Relax
and enjoy a snack and some
"-After donating- Most
people rcanresume their
normal schedules.
About 4 million people
need blood each year in the
U.S. an average of one
person every two seconds.
Blood is needed for
emergencies and for people
who have cancer, blood
disorders, sickle cell anemia
and other illnesses. Some
people need regular blood


transfusions to live.
Despite the urgent need,
only 5 percent of eligible
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pulled the trigger, he stopped
and said, "Oh hell, I forgot
to load my gun." Then, he
took another five minutes to
figure if he wanted to shoot
him with double 00 buck-
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shot and pulled up to shoot
and stopped. He lowered his
gun and said, "Oh hell, I got
my, bird barrel on. I need to
change that." So, after anoth-
er five minutes, he rose up to
shoot and noticed the big
buck had fallen over and was
lying up on a log. It looked
dead. 'As Buddy walked up'
there to get him, he was very
cautious because he didn't
know if the buck. would get
up "or not. When he got over
there, the buck was truly
dead. Then only thing Buddy
could conclude was the buck
must have had a heart attack
from the excitement of the


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swim it had to make to get to
the drift pile.
Buddy's talents on hunt-
ing have bagged him many
trophies. I am proud to say
'Buddy Ward is a good friend
of my daddy and me. Yes
Buddy Ward is truly a leg-
end of the rivers, lakes and
woods.
As to the above hunting
'trip, Charles Ingram, Buddy's
neighbor, told me that was
typical of Buddy while he
hunts. In the meantime,
before Buddy put the big
buck in the boat, he .looked
around, and then he took his
gun and shot that big buck
while it lay .there already
dead from a heart attack on
the drift pile. Buddy wanted
to make sure it looked like
he shot the deer so he could
show it 'to Charles Ingram,
Charlie Smith and Donnie
Mac. Those of you that would
like to use Buddy Ward's tac-
tics on killing wild game can
go to the Buck Master con-
vention next year and pur-
chase a video Buddy created
entitled, "Ask Not What You
Can Do For Your Big Buck,
But What Your Big Buck
Can Do For You." Dorinie
Mac says, "Most of the deer
Buddy has killed have either
been deaf, dumb or blind as
hell, or a combination of the
three"


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District Salutes School-Related
By Despina Williams title "aide"
Star Staff Writer mates her
ESE paraprofessional the school.
Sherron Miller begins each Miller c
school year by uttering one Odyssey oft
.-.-.- curious phrase to her Wewahi- school band
tchka Middle School students. tor in the
"Jeff Gordon can't sew." gram and h
The statement, intended track, golf
to encourage students to focus teams.
on the things they can do well, In the
is Miller's personal motto. engages stud
WyIt has helped her stay fo- and innoval
caused and positive through learning, an
difficult times. students to
SAs a young woman giving The sc
--birth to her son, Miller suf- taken notice
fered a stroke that left heir par- talents.
tially blind. On We
Determined to live a mean- Superintend
ingful life, Miller enrolled at and his dis
Gulf Coast Community College Miller the 2C
three years ago. Employee of
Though juggling her roles It may r
as a student and full-time wife Cup, but it
and mother proved difficult, that has elu
Miller excelled at her studies car driver.
and completed her AA degree. May Mi
This year, she joined the Flor- stick with w
ida State University student.
body with plans to become a Roundir
teacher. school-wide
At Wewahitchka Middle Ter
School, Miller's sunny disposi- A PE pa
tion and natural gift for teach- Pre-K bus d
SWewahitchka Middle School ESE paraprofessional Sherron Mill- ihg has earned her acclaim has worn
er earned the title of Gulf County's 2006 School-Related Employee from fellow teachers and prin- her employ
of the Year. cipal, Pam Lister, who said the tchka Eleme


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her gentle f
tion.
Student
nator Debo'


Employees
"vastly underesti- we want all employee
contributions" to school system to exhib
Shirley William
coaches the school's Port St. Joe Ele
he Mind team, is a School teacher Lois B
d volunteer,,a men- scribed lunchroom
school's TCP pro- Shirley Williams as "a
as chaperoned the who knows how to wor
and cross country Often going bey(
call of duty, Williams
classroom, Miller counted on in any situ
dents with creative Principal Chris Ea
tive approaches to worked with Williams
.d never allows her past 28 years. He c
say, "I can't." "an excellent employee
hool system has "responsible, enthusia
e of Miller's unique anxious to help."
Wanda Nixon
dnesday morning, As Port St. Joe
lent Tim Wilder School's administrati
strict staff named retary, Wanda Nixon
006 School-Related such tasks as orderir
f the Year. plies, enrolling student
not be the Winston school database, p:
t is one accolade student schedules anc
ded a certain Nas- ing athletes' GPA for t
gibility.
ller (and Gordon) In her 11 years
hat they do best. middle school,' she -h
*** coached softball, serve
ng out the list of School Advisory Coun
winners are: driven the bus on field
resa Redd Social studies
raprofessional and Judy Williams called flI
river, Teresa Redd "Multi-task Queen."
many hats during "I do believe sh
ient with Wewahi- cook us breakfast, or
;ntary School. supplies, call student.
lays, her focus is office, type out a purc:
old's youngest stu- der, answer the phone,
i she inspires, with one hand behind her b,
fun-lo in mstruci- Carol Faison
Carol Faisrn bee
Ser-iices C,':rdi- 19-',eayr employment
rah Crocsb\ called school district as a Por


Redd a selfless and sincere
person "'.ho will go: that extra
mile" for those in her cllaree.
Tilda Lee Daniels
With 22 \ears in the school
system. Tdida Lee Daniels has
worked for 13 vears at \Vew-a-
hitchka High School 'where
she is employed as a secretary
arid J\ cheerle-ading coa: h.
Daniels is the first face one
sees when isitne the school.
and alwa s makes a good nim-
pression.
Principal Larry White ad-
mires Daj_,iels' demeanor not-
ine that she "reflects the atti-
tude ajnd professionalism that


Elementary records cle
sefred as former sup
dent Jerry Kelley 's e
secretary before .I:oin
Port St. Joe Hieh Scho
staff last year
As administrative
tar., she handles all n
correspondence. keep
dentiaJ files. submits
orders: and assists
students and parents.
Kelley praised
'"uicanni mntuiti'oni.
sionalism. arid loyal
"aues beyond the ordi
characteristic that is
find in today's society ,


of the Year
s of the Morris Shavers
)it." For the last 32 years, Mor-
is ris Shavers has served as the
mentary head mechanic at the Wewahi-
3yrd de- tchka bus barn.
cashier To Shavers' regular duties,
worker, such as maintaining the fleet,
rk." conducting bus. inspections
ond the and responding to emergen-
can be cies, Transportation Coordi-
iation. nator Don Rich adds "cooking
rley has popcorn every morning and
for the putting cookies in the oven on
alls her occasion."
-" who is Rich believes Morris more
stic and than deserves the commenda-
tion,
"No one cares more about
Middle the Gulf ,County School Sys-
ve sec- tem and the students it serves
juggles .than Morris 'Shavers," said.
ng sup- Rich. "Because of his efforts,
ts in the the students of Gulf County
preparing are daily served with the saf-
d check- est form of transportation pos-
eam eli-, sible."
Terry Williams
at the Terry Williams works in
ias also the Port St. Joe maintenance
d on the department, where he per-
icil and forms general maintenance,
trips, polices the school grounds and
teacher assists maintenance supervi-
ixon the sor Greg Layfield in a variety
of tasks.
e could Layfield has worked with
order our Williams for the last 19 years
s to the and is continually impressed
hase or- by his dedication and service.
all with "He's a very good employ-
iack." ee and an asset to the main-
tenance department," Layfield
ean her said
, th the Patsy Cooley
t St. Joe As payroll'director for the
erk. and school district. Patsy Cooley
ernnten- processes pa\Toll for 370 em-
xecutite ployees each month, and man-
ine the ages to retain her sense of hu-
,1 office mor.
She is one of the first peo-
se':re- pie new employees meet and
nail and helps existing employees with
s conft- questions regarding their ben-
all work efits and other payroll-related
faculty. topics.
Finance officer Sissy Wor-
Faison's Ile describes. Coole\ as a faith-
profes- ful friend % ho works tirelessly
ry that "She comes in early, stays
nary a late and takes work home to
hard to make sure things are done Lp
a timely fashion."


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5. Make a self-portrait collage ask yourself, "Who am I?" and
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6. Find another lonely person and cheer them up
7. Volunteer at a hospital, homeless shelter, or assisted living
facility
8. Reconnect with your spirituality
9. Give yourself the gift of a book, movie, or CD that's inspirational
and, makes you feel good
10. Spend some time daydreaming; light candles, turn on some ,
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Egg Money Quilt on Display

at Needles and Thread


Needles and Thread has
been selected to display, for
the next 10 days, a special
reproduction of a 1930's Egg
Money Quilt.
This unusual quilt is
touring the U.S. for display
at a limited number of plac-
es and will only be available
locally at the shop in Port
St. Joe at 212 Williams Ave.
for viewing.


This beautiful quilt has
been sent by Eleanor Burns,
a nationally famous au-
thor and quilting expert, to
Needles and Thread as an
example of a 1930's vintage
sampler quilt.
During the 1930's,
quilts were constructed
from special fabrics bought
with money obtained from
the sale of eggs.


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Sarah Edwards & Sea Oats

Daniel Hall Garden


This quilt has been made
with reproductions of the
authentic 1930's fabrics.
This unique quilt is
on display at Needles and
Thread from 10 a.m. un-
til 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday
through Saturday until Feb.
16 for display before it will
be sent to the next show site
by Ms. Burns of Quilt in a
Day at San Diego, Cal.


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Lanier & Arlene Ed-
wards of Eufaula, AL an-
nounce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage
of their daughter, Sarah
Christie Edwards to Wil-
liam Daniel Hall, son of
David & Charlotte Hall of
Pisgah, AL. The bride-elect
is a 2005 graduate of the
University of Alabama. She
is employed at Gulf Coast


Realty in Port St. Joe. Her
finance' is also a 2005 grad-
uate of the University of'Al-
abama. He is employed at
Coast to Coast Printing in
Port St. Joe. A March 25th.
Wedding is planned for 6:00
at the First Baptist Church
of Eufaula, AL. A reception
will follow at the home of
Lanier & Arlene Edwards.
Invitations will be sent.


Sandy Lieberman (c), Director of the Gulf County Senior
Citizens' Center,accepts a check in the amount of. $500 from the
John C. Gainous Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10069 Commander
Wayne Taylor and it's Ladies AuxiliaryPresident Nancy Jo Garland.
The check was presented to help support theChristmas for the
Young and Old program.


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Club

News
Although the tem-
peratures are low and all
the plants in our gardens
are at rest, this does hot
mean that the Sea Oats..
Garden Club are not hard
at work pursuing their fa-.
vorite pastime. We ma\"
not be able to get out in'
the 'dirt' however we are
all busy planning the
spring ard sunr-er sea-
son.
Seven very enthusi-
astic members of the Sea
Oats met on Thursday
morning to further de-
velop their plans for this
year's River Front Festi-
\al. This year promises
to see an even stronger
and more informative
participation of the Sea
Oats at this very popular
Spring Festival. We hope
that all those interested
in beautifying Carrabelle.
be it in their ownv gardens
or those of the village will
drop by to see us.
Sea Oats will be at-
tending the Purple Martin
for their February Meet-
ing. This 'field trip' will
be taking place on Satur-
day February 11. 2006.
Once again any-
one that is interested in
plants, gardens, and/or
improving their knowl-
edge of gardening in this
area please contact 'either
697-9639 or 697-4200.


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Alexis Combs- Kindergarten
Hallie Hartman-2nd Grade
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Jackie Collinsworth- 5th Grade
Glenda Wright- 4th Grade


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PSJME Spelling Bee


Our school spelling bee
will be held on Friday, Feb.
10. at 1 p.m.. (during 5th
and 6th periods). Parents
attending the spelling bee
should come by the front
office to receive a visitor's
pass. The following stu-
dents will participate and
should report to room 310
after lunch on Friday, Feb.,
10.
6th Grade
Michelle Hiscock, Erin
White,Jenny Miles, Trevor
Lang, Jacob Quigley, Joe
Rish, Austin Howze, Jus-
tin Baker, Ivan Leonard,


LaGrande Mclemore
7th Grade
Erica Protsman,Alexis
Jones, Maverick Dugger,
Sean Pridgeon, Katie Mc-
Neil,, Cassie Tullis, Taylor
Kraatz, Timothy Stuart
Nelson Flint, Calvin Pryor
8th Grade
.Brandon Ballew, Kam-
eron Ashabranner, Chelsea
Flanagan, Jamond Fra-
zier, Raven Harris, Austin
McCulley, Jaylen Pittman,
Zachary Smith, Lilly Sou-
za, Kristopher Thomas,
Amelia Warriner


NJROTC
By c/PO1 M. Matty
Attention! These past
weeks have been full of
many long practices in
the mornings and now af-
ternoons. We are prepar-
ing for our annual drill
meet which will be held
at Florida A&M University
on February 11th. We are
competing in armed basic
drill, unarmed exhibition
drill, Academics and Phys-
ical Fitness. All cadets are
encouraged to come to
practices this week, and
-support their NJROTC.
Parents are welcome to
come watch, and cheer us


News
on through the meet. We
will be leaving the school
at 4:30 AM Saturday and
getting back late that
night. As the weather gets
warmer, we will be having
many car washes on the
weekends. We are plan-
ning our annual Awards
Ceremony/Banquet tenta-
tively scheduled for April
21st.
This is a great ceremo-
ny to give thanks to cadets
and parents dedicated to
the NJROTC. As always,
we will keep you posted.
Until next week, At Ease!


Port St. Joe Middle


School Valentine's


Day Party


The Valentine's Day
Party and Dance will be
held Tuesday, Feb. 14
from 1:15 p.m. until 2:30
p.m. in the gym and Com-
mons Area of Port St. Joe
Middle School.
All middle school stu-
dents that do not have a
behavior referral will be
able to attend. .
We will be serving
pizza, homemade baked
goods and soft drinks. We
need homemade valentine.
cookies, chocolate chip
cookies and brownies from
any student that can bring
them.
All students are asked
to bring $2 for the party.
PTSO will purchase pizza
and soft .drinks for the
Valentine's Day Party and


Dance.
Please bring $2 to your
AA Class no later than Fri-
day, February 10. Your AA
teacher will remind you!


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Faith Christian School


Perhaps by the time this
article goes to- print, the new
multipurpose building will
have the trusses up, with much
of the roof complete, and most
of the front wall. Sometimes
the construction seems to be
fast and other times it seems
to be slow. Either way, we can
see great progress. Please be
extra careful with the traffic
and while parking. Watch for
children! Be patient as we see
the "great things" God is doing
here at FCS!!
Last month we had two
guests on our campus who
spoke to our students. Mr.
Jerry Stokoe came by to thank
all of the little "helpers" for
their contribution to the area
Christmas Stocking 'drive.
Back before Christmas, many
of the students brought gifts
(and extra gifts) which were
given to area children who
were less fortunate. We want
to say thanks to Mrs. Sandy
Kennedy for her inspiration
to our students to get-the job
done. Thank you again, Jerry
and Sandy!!


Rev. Ron Leonard is a
volunteer mission's represen-
tative with "Gospel for Asia"
(www.gfa.org). He spoke at
Faith Bible Church in the
morning service on Sunday,
Jan. 22 and for a FCS chapel
service the next day. He re-
minded us (both church mem-
bers and students) of the need
to be sensitive to the call of
God in our lives. (This month,
we will host another mission-
ary at Faith Bible Church and
Faith Christian School. The
next Lion's Tale will give the
details.)
Here are some other "ku-
dos" to go around. We have
a lot of volunteers that give of
their effort and time at FCS.
We just want to say THANK
YOU to the following: Don
Washabaugh and Bert Doolit-
tle. These two men volunteer
in the office each day. If you
were to call, you may hear Mr.
Don's voice in the morning and
Mr. Bert's in the afternoon. Be
assured that these gentlemen
are a wonderful asset to our
school and church families.


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comes completely furnished right down
to the china, large screen t.v. lawn-
mower, pressure washer, etc....Just bring
your clothes to move in. Home is set for
the boat lover and outdoorsman. Plenty
of room for any size boat that you may
have. MLS#108839 Call Carol for an
appt.at 850-227-4252


3br/2ba mobile home located on St. Joe
Beach situated on a 75'xl50' Amenities
include a fireplace in the den, garden
tub in: master bath, ample kitchen cabi-
nets, and extra large deck on the back.
Only a short walk to the beach. Call
Carol for more info. @850-227-4252
$299,900


808H Woodward Ave., Port St Joe
- 2BR 1B apartment with great rental
potential. Centrally located very near
downtown area. MLS# 109534 Call
Warren Yeager 850-899-7337.
$179,900.00.


INDIAN PASS 170 S. Palm St. Must
See this house, beautiful newly reno-
vated home with heart of pine walls,
flooring and ceilings from early. 1900's,
stainless steel kitchen, 2 working fire-
places in bedrooms, surround sound in
all rooms, sprinkler system, with many,
namy extras... 3BR/2BA, this is the most
CHARMING house on the market. Indian
Pass area is very artistic and secluded.
MLS#107664 $779,900 Call Natalie.
850-227-4355


106 Mariner Lane, Cape San Bias.
3BR/2BA Home in "X" Flood Zone. Beach
and Bay Access. Nice open floor plan,
with fireplace and large screen porch.
Call Mark Schultz 850-227-5605.
MLS#109109 Asking $525K.


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BEACHES
P St. Joe Beach, Sunset Village- lot 47 priced to sell at $298,000
.St Joe Beach, Hvy 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 j ust a short distance to the beach. MLS#
-109799 $249,900 Call Charlton 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 Charlton Williams at 227-4256
-W New subdivision with heavily landscaped has pool, and common area. MLS#109800
9$ 249,900 Call Charlton Williams af 227-4256
SGulf front lot with x-zone building site behind the cccl line. Originally planned
4000 sf, 5br/5ba house on this site. m s#109611 $975,000 call Charlton Williams
'01t 227-4256.
* Mexico Beach, St. Charles Street-Interior Lot,mls#106205
SMuin Roeach. 2 .0 Hwv 9.-Gulf View Llotmls#106182


* St. Joe.Beach, 304 Beacon Road-mls#1 05638
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in San Blas Plantation with deeded access to
Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot- Call Sonjia Raffield
at 340-0900 $579,900.
* Lot 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
I Sunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by
Windmark Beach Development. Amenities include pool, bath house, landscaped
entrance accented with brick pavers New Orleans style street lighting, covenants and
restrictions, HOA. Lots starting at $299,900
* Cape San Blas, Jubilation-Premier subdivision on Cape San Bilas with beautiful
lots available to build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call today for more
information. -
* Mexico Beach, 180 St. Christopher Street Interior Lot. $249,000
MLS#106206.
.PORT ST. JOE.
Nice elevated lot facing Garrison Avenue. City water and sewer available.
area Investment! mls#109878 $130.000 call Susie White at 1'800-451-2349


or 850-227-4046
SNice lot in great location. Faces Barbara Drive. great investment opportunity.
mls#109879 130,000 call Susie White at 1-800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046
* Port St. Joe, 112 Heritage Lane-Interior Lot, $150,000
* Port St. Joe, 130 Palm Breeze Way-mls#1 07338, $85,000
* 4942 CR C-30-interior Lot, mls#1 07723
* Port St. Joe, Garrison Avenue Lot is .26 acrs .26 acres and is partially cleared. SELLER
MOTIVATED. mls#108304 $119,000 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
* 8325 C R 386 Overstreet Corner of Hwy 386 and Pleasant Rest temetaiv Rd.
Great Localion 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 0roper.y,
and septic ermitted. Partially cleared and landscaped. Peace and quiet. $125,000
MLS 108296 Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146
* Overstreet, Mockingbird-Canal front lot 100'x800'. $269,900 Call Carol Bell
850-227-4252
* Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'x170' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-
4252


Overstreet, East Bay 162 acre +/- parcel that would be excellent for a develop-
ment. Wetappo Creek and East Bay Frontage. MLS#109103
I. OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
6807 Hwy 71 White 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-
451-2349o r.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
EASTPOINT
149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent to.
pool and pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054 $175,000
Call Brenda Miller 227-5380
Eastpoint, Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Nice single family lots available.
HOA, underground utilities, pool and club house. Call Patrick Jones 814-5878


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PSJHS Flea


Marke
IT'S FLEA MARKET
TIME!! The Junior Class
of Port St. Joe High School
is having its First Annual
Flea Market on Saturday,
March 11. Hours will be
7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
If you have anything that
you would like to donate,
feel free to bring it to the
PSJHS office by Wednes-
day, March 8. The mon-
ey/proceeds received will
finance the Junior/Senior
Prom in April. It's time to
start organizing those clos-
ets and get a head start on
spring cleaning.
If you would like to
participate in the flea mar-


ket, you can rent a park-
ing space in the PSJHS
parking lot for $10.00 per
space. Please call Karen
Taylor at 229-8251 to re-
serve your space, because
they will go quickly. Come
and set up your table, sell
your items and join the
fun!
The Junior Class will
sell items for you if you
don't have the time. The
Junior Class will be sell-
ing refreshments for your
enjoyment. Please come
out and have a blast while
helping support the PSJHS
Junior Class. If you miss
this,'you'll regret it.


Celebrating New


Year's Twice
Celebrating New Year's Day is always fun, but cel-
ebrating it twice is even better! Since Jan. 29 is Chi-
nese New Year, Mrs. Weston's 3rd grade class and Mrs.
Nettle's 4th grade class threw an authentic Chinese New
Year's party to celebrate the "Year of the Dog." They
participated in a study of Chinese customs, traditions,
superstitions, art, and the significance of certain colors
and then incorporated their learning in their day of cel-
ebration. They decorated the classroom with Chinese
dragons and symbols, gave each other "lai-see" which
is a traditional gift of a red envelope containing money,
dressed in Chinese costumes, and feasted on authentic
Chinese food prepared by Chingfen Goodwin, the moth-
er of 4th grader Seth Goodwin.


VFW Announces


Winner Of Voice


Of Democracy


Award


Ron Baumgardner



4288 Cape San Bias Rd
Port St Joe, FL 32456

Toll Free: (800) 787-1012
Fax: (850) 227-1011


Waterside Village Cottage 1st Tier Townhouse
Mexico Beach Cape San Blas
Gulf View/Canal Front Gulf View
4BR/2.5 BA 1849 SQ Ft 2BR/2.5 BA 1679 SQ Ft
MLS# 108717 MLS# 107793
Call for details. Call for details.
www.rbforgottencoast.com


110 Barrier Dunes
Cape San Blas, FL
850-227-3200
800-713-9695


Brian Burkett
REALTOR
227-8892


Betty Caughey
REALTOR
625-6197 .


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Large, gorgeous gulf front home! Also has very
nice bay views. Custom beach dream house with all
the extras! 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, theater room,
game room, extra large master bedroom suite with
office/study. Custom master bath, jetted tub, sepa-
rate shower with glass tiles. Marble and hardwood
floors throughout house. Private entrance with
elevator. MLS# 109182 $1,950,000


TierL -_
1st Tier X-Flood Zone. 3BR/ 3BA house on
Cape San Blas is just steps from the beach with
great rental history. Professionally decorated
with stainless steel appliances. Four decks of-
fer spectacular 'views of Bay sunrises & Gulf
sunsets. Deeded Bay access. MLS#, 107364
$1,200,000.


Victor Ramos GRI
Broker Associate
340-1216


VFW Post 10069 and District 17 Voice of Democracy Essay
winner receives a check for $500 from Post 10069 Commander
Wayne Taylor.


WEWA MEDICAL CENTER
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SCoastal 8048 Cape San Bias Road
SCape San Blas, FL
SL 1 850-227-7770
roup 800-584-1566


Debbe Wibberg
REALTOR,
227-6178


Paul Penn
REALTOR
866-2853


rdatV L ic, rnons Lis si ier blKR ,BA 3 n K- 2 BSA nultView, A tood Zonehouse
Beach House in the "X" Flood Zone on o V '
Indian Pass with easy access to the peaceful on lot on Cap San B
beach. Screened porch plus two open decks house has terrific views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Located one mile from the Indian Pass boat
ramp MI # 109323 $7's 000 Deeded access to both Gulf & St. Joseph Bay.
MLS# 108718 $750,000.


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Charming 3 BR 2 BA House in Port St. Joe
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.


St. Joe Beach Gulf Front. Beautiful 3BR/
2.5BA Townhouse with many amenities, must
see to appreciate. Hardwood floors, crown
molding, granite in Kit., Wet Bar & V2 BA;
other BA's marble. Gorgeous sunsets over the
Gulf. Has not been on rental program. MLS#
107640 $799,000.


Gretchen Upchurch
REALTOR
227-5543


Preston Russ
Broker
227-8890


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Large luxury townhouse in gated commu-
nity with private elevator, remodeled in Spring
2005. New paint, tile on upper deck & fourth
floor. Great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Easy
access to beach. MLS# 107631 $595,000










Charming 2 Bd / 1 bath home in Port St. Joes
located in well established neighborhood this is
a great "starter" home or weekend retreat! 1306
Garrison Avenue. MLS# 108069 $249,000


LOTS AND LAND
Palm Breeze ............................................................. ....................... lots starting at $70,000.
Southgate in Port St. Joe ......................................................................-.. building lot available for $135,000.
*New Subdivision* Sunset Bay; Bay View................ .............................................- building lot available at $250,000.
Sunset Pointe at Cape San Bias ...........................................................- building lot available; starting at $355,000.
Jubilation at Cape San Bias .......................................................................- building lots starting at $460,000
Jubilation Lot 47, corner lot.................................................................................- priced at $489,000
SeaGrass at Cape San Bias ................ .....................................................- building lots starting at $595,000
1st Tier in SeaGrass ............................................................................... -. starting at $725,000.
1.35-acreLagoon front on Indian Pass ............................. ..................................... -available for $1,295,000.
1.99-acre Bay Front Lot- Simmons Bayou ..................................................................-available for $1,295,000.
2-acre Bay Front on Cape San Blas .......................................................................- available for $1,495,000.
East Bay Plantation ............ ......................................................................- lots available for $199,000.


www.Coast alRealtyInfo.com
18289


The Voice of Deinoc-
racy oral essay contest
is a scholarship com-
petition. sponsored by
the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, which provides
over $3 million dollars
worth of scholarships
annually. At the nation-
al level, the top student
wins a $25,000 award.
Each year, the Veterans
of Foreign Wars, John C.
Gainous Post 10069 and
its Ladies Auxiliary spon-
sor the local contest in
which the students write'
and tape an essay on a
selected topic relating to
veterans.
Kelly Geoghagan, a
senior at PSJHS, spon-
sored by VFW Post
#10069, won,first place
locally and at the District'
level. VFW Commander
Wayne Taylor presented
Kelly with a check for


$500, a jacket and addi-
tional gifts for her award
winning essay. Ms,,
Geoghagan will receive
a $100 check from Dis-;
trict 17. On January 2 i'"
2006, Kelly will competed
at the,VFW State Winter
Meeting in Kissimmee,.
Florida. Kelly earned
fourth place statewide
and received .an addi-
tional $900 in scholafr-
ships. Thank you Kelly
for representing Port Si
Joe High School and our
VFW and Ladies Auxilia-
ry in. such an outstand-
ing fashion.
The members of VFW
Post #10069 would lilo
to thank all individuals.
who participated in this
worth-hile event. THie
Voice of Democracy takes
place annually and we,
encourage all students in
the area to participate. C


Early Dismiss al
School will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m.' on Wednesday,:
Feb. 15, due to teacher inservice. School'will not be
held on Monday, Feb.. 20, due to President's Day.





Progress Reports
Progress reports for this grading period will be sent
home on Tuesday, February 7. If you need to schedule
a parent/teacher conference, please call 227-3211.











The Timberlands !
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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.

Current Lot Prices
are starting at only
$65,000!

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NJROTC
The Port St. Joe High School NJROTC
Unit was nothing less than outstanding dur-
ing all facets of their inspection. Professional
uniform appearance, sharp execution by the
drill team and a meticulous color guard high-
lighted the enthusiastic demonstration. No
deficiencies noted during the inspection.
A superb job of preparation by the Unit's
Naval Science Instructor (NSIO, SKKCS Wayne
Taylor (ret). The most striking fact was the
high percentage of first and second year ca-
dets. They were as prepared as their Senior
and Junior shipmates. The program is, with-
out a doubt, on an upward trend from its cur-
rent state of "well above average."


News
The cadet leadership was candid and en-
thusiastic during the command brief. They
were poised and practiced and had obviously
spent nuch time in preparation and rehears-
al. The Port St. Joe cadets give a better brief
that some of their active duty counterparts.
The school district and board appear to
support the NJROTC program thoroughly, as
witnessed by the presence of the superinten-
dent, three of four board members and the
school's principal. They appear to provide an
atmosphere conducive to training and strong
esprit de corps. The administration also rec-
ognizes the need for a senior NSI' to allow the
program to reach its full potential.


Why parents matter for,


FCAT performance


Children depend on par-
ents and guardians to help
guide their lives in a positive
direction. This guidance is
especially beneficial when it
comes to education.
Standardized testing is
a measurable way to quan-
tify what children are learn-
ing while identifying areas for
improvement, helping outline
their future life paths.
How the FCAT benefits
your child
The FCAT benefits chil-
dren in a number of ways:
its first objective is to ensure
Florida's schools meet student
needs. Secondly, its outcomes
help determifie the grade each
school will receive, leading to
the acquisition of additional
resources and teacher train-
ing. The outcomes also help
determine which children will
be accepted into university or
another form of post-second-
ary education.
Top ten ways parents can
help children succeed on the
FCAT
I. Care about your child's
education. Get involved by
communicating with their
teacher they will appre-
ciate vmor involvement.


2. Know what is expected of
your child at each grade
level and in each subject
area, and then ask the
teacher for suggestions to
help you help your child.
You can start by reading
about Florida's Sunshine
State Standards.
3. Help your child by voic-
ing questions or concerns
about their progress with
teachers and school ad-
ministrators as they arise.
Discuss what your role in
the process will look like.
4. Review homework assign-
ments with your child
each evening. This will
increase the absorption of
the material and help you
keep abreast of what your
child is learning.
5. Talk with your child. Let
them know you value
their opinions. This also
helps them think about a
particular subject/issue
and ask questions.
6. Listen to your child. The
responses will help you
identify their 'goals and
worries while letting your
child know you're open-
minded.


7. Encourage your child in
every aspect of their life.
This will increase their
confidence and help build
their abilities. Let your
child know that it's only
expected that they give
their best not that they
be the best.
8. Practice exercises that
help your child improve
their weaker areas. Use
games, flashcards and
exercises to work through
these problem areas in a
fun and entertaining way.
9. Raise your child to read.
This helps them develop
their communication and
literacy skills. -It's also a
great way to create open
discussion, improving
the lines of communica-
tion between parent and
child.
10. Lead by example. When
children see adults read-
ing and learning, whether
from the newspaper, mag-
azines, how-to-manuals,
or books, they will 'view
both as everyday activi-
ties rather than as diffi-
cult tasks.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
9 A.M. TO 4P.M.



152 Cove Road, Cape San Bias
(Behind the BP Gas Station)


BAYFRONT COTTAGE

$315,000


Best buy on Cape San Bias

* Deeded Gulf Access with boardwalk

Boat Dock with Boatable Water

S* Fully Furnished .

S* Lucrative Rental History

Large Screened Porch






850-229-9000

Port St. Joe Office r
OF CAPE SAN BLAS

A p 850-227-9000

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Church of Christ


at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 am EST
"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"





CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


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


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



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m.* Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"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


he CathoAC Church of Gutf Coun
qWveaowmes you
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)



"Our Church can be your home"

First Church of the 9azrene
2420 Long Avenue Fort St. Joe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
uwriiyp f dhI& o f th lk S- liytp s.

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






111 North 22nd Street Me,,cc. Beach, FL 32410

Sunday WorshipServices: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
SundaiyShool: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist (hurh
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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


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

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


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


(850) 229-8111,, (850) 227-1818 (85) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211


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Russel H. Butler

Russell H. Butler, 28, of
Lynn Haven passed away Feb
3. He was born May 21, 1977
in Port Saint Joe Fl. He was
a resident of Lynn Haven for
the past 8 years and had a
promising career with Davita
Dialysis Center. Was Baptist
in faith.
He is preceded in death
by his grandfather Harold
Butler of St. Joe Beach and
grandparents Evan and Nelly
Williams/ of Stanford, New
York. He is survived by his
son Seth Butler, parents Walt
Butler of Port Saint Joe and

Dawn Butler of Lynn Haven,
one brother Chris Butler of
Lynn Haven, grandmoth-
er Edna Butler of St. Joe
Beach, uncles Don Butler
and wife Brenda. Dit Butler
and wife Debbie, Ray Butler
and wife Kathy, Keith Butler
and wife Tammy. Aunts Gayle
Pritchard and husband Bobby,
Cindy Taylor and husband
Marty, 'and Donna Williams.
Cousins: Kim Metcalf, Byron
Butler, Rhett Butler, Chase
Butler, Ray Butler,' Kylene
Hebert, Amy Butler, Brent
Butler Julie Butler, Ricky
Pritchard, Wendy Tierney,
Paula North, Melissa Wolcott,
Michael Gott, Joey Kosier,
Jamie Kosier and numerous
extended family and friends.
Russell was very outgoing,
caring and compassionate
individual with a heart of
gold and had a unforgettable
heartwarming smile. He loved
taking his son fishing and
spending time with. family
and friends. He enjoyed all
typed of water sports and had
a passion for customizing
vehicles.'
In lieu of flowers contri-
butions can be made to his
son Seth Butler at Sun Trust
Bank.


The funeral service was
held at 2:00 EST Wed., Feb.
8 at Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church, conducted
by the Rev. David Fernandez.
Interment followed in the
family plot in Holy Hill
Cemetery.
All services were under
the direction of Comforter
Funeral Home.


Thomas A. Campbell

Thomas A. Campbell, age
73, passed 'away on Wed.,
February 1.
He was born in
Elizabethton, Tennessee and
moved, to Titusville in 1966.
Mr. Campbell was a 21 year
veteran of the United States
Air Force and was avid golfer
and sportsman.
Thomas is survived by
his beloved wife of 46 years,
Vera. He is also survived by
his sister, Nancy Howell and
her husband, Billy.
His- visitation was held
Friday night at North Brevard
Funeral Home. Graveside
funeral services were held at
10:30 a.m. Monday at Holly
Hill Cemetery. '
Local services were
provided by the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Shannon M. Pollock

Shannon M. Pollock, age
35, of Syracuse, NY, went
home to be with the Lord on
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at
the VA hospital in New York.
She was a member of the
Syracuse Alliance Church,
was a longtime resident of,
Panama City and a graduate
of Bay High School.
Survivors include her
husband, Mitchell Pollock of
Syracuse, her father, Garry


--.. First sBaptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

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


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First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 5th California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain


T. i u "A Reformed Voice
(| 'T2:Lf, iin the Community"

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


Terrell of Panama City, her
mother, Karen Graham of
Oklahoma, her grandmother,
Evie Krause of Wisconsin,
her sister, Laurie Bakanovic,
and her brother, Russ Terrell,
both of Panama City, one
nephew and three nieces.
Funeral Services for Mrs.
Pollock were held on Tuesday,
Feb. 7, at 3:00 PM at the First
Presbyterian Church in Lynn
Haven. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Cemetery.
The. family recieved
friends on Monday, Feb. 6,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home on 19th Street.
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted and viewed
at our online obituaries link:
(www. southerlandfamily.
corn)


Virginia Lee Robinson
Virginia, Lee Robinson;
79, of Richland, GA. Formerly
from Mexico !Beach, FL
passed away at her home
Feb. 1. Virginia was born in
Washunga, OK on Oct. 12,
1926. Helen was the daugh-
ter of the late Helen Hunt
Auld and Archie Auld. She
was Baptist by Faith. There
will be a Memorial Service at
a later date. Survivors are
husband, Jack C. Robinson,
Richland, GA, 5 Children):
Jackie Vaden, Stillwater, OK,
Joyce Robinson, Richland,
GA, Bobbi Ergle, Mexico
Beach, FL, Dan Robinsoon,
Lakeland, FL, Mike Robinsorn,
Richland GA; 10 grandchill-
dren: Chris Sorrell, Carl
Sorrell, Shawn McCrary,
Shane Carlan, Russell
Ergle, Lisa Land, Kendra
Vaden, Jennifer Chambers.
Jamie Mqrlez and Matthew
Roninson, Also 11 great-
grandchildren, one Brother;
Peter Auld of Ponca City, OI


You're Among friends at
SOak Grove .ssemblw of God
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. JC
Schedule of Services


Sund
SundaySt
Morning
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School 9:45am .Mld717eekM.eal 5:00pnsf
'7 worship 10:45am Mid Week Bible Study 6:15pm
there Move 10:45am Ministry In Action, 6:15pm
SCross Training Youth 6:l5pn
Men's .rMinistry- Monday 6:30pm
Ladies Ministry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise ,d Worship Preaching the Pure -Word ..


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Deboriah Loylcss
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Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
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Peace & Quiet...Many a parent has longed for some "peace & quiet." Why? Well, it can
be so hard to come by. Sometimes it seems that no matter where you turn there is plenty of
noise & confusion to go around. Peace is indeed a precious commodity.
The Lord Jesus said; "My peace I give you..." & elsewhere the Bible says there is "peace
that passes understanding." In God's list of the "fruit of the Spirit" peace is included. It is a
heart & mind at rest. It is contentment. It is full of hope. It is choosing to be optimistic in
a pessimistic generation. Today, choose peace!
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Worship on Sunday: 10:30am
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Thank God He

Took My Place

Christ braved the shadow
of the cross, to bring us sun-
shinnie of eternal life.
Why can't people live in
peace, instead of wars and
strife?
I wonder what Barabbas
thought as he looked on
Jesus' face?
Do you think with grati-
tude, he might have said God
he took my place?
It was not a martyr's
death He died, on the cross
at Calvary.
It was a willing sacrifice
His life for you and me.
He healed the sick, the
lame, and also raised the
dead.
He fed five thousand men
with two fish and five loaves
of bread.
He made life easier for all
He would touch.
He left a pattern for us.
Why can't we do as much?
He took the place of all
who believe, what love, what
grace.
With a heart full of love
and gratitude, I thank God
He took my place.
Billy Johnson


Covenant Hospice is seeking donations of adult pull-
up disposable briefs without tape, for its patients who
are unable to purchase them. Medium and large sizes
are needed. Also needed are a recliner and a wooden
cane. Donations of these items will greatly enhance the
quality of life and dignity of many patients.
All donations are greatly appreciated and may be
dropped off at Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th St.,
Panama City, Ph. 785-3040.
Covenant Hospice is a not-for-profit organization
providing comprehensive care to patients and loved
ones during times of life-limiting illnesses since 1984.


Revival at Amazing Grace Church
Amazing Grace Apostolic Church will be holding a 3 night
Revival at 106 Robbins Ave. in Port St. Joe. The church islo-
cated at 106 Robbins Ave. and everyone is invited to attend.
The Speaker will be Evangelist Bradshaw of Panama City. The
Revival will be Feb. 14 thru 16, starting at 7:30 nightly.


Special Thanks from the Chandler Family
The family of Ralph Cariton Chandler King would like to
thank everyone for their prayers, visits, cards, flowers and
kindness since our loss. Their are no words that express how
much we appreciate the support and concern given to us by
our family and friends during this difficult time.


Thanks from the Jenkins Family
The Family of the late Ronald (Dino) Jenkins would like
to thank everyone for their visits, prayers, food, calls, cards;,
flowers, and many many kind words for the loss of our loved
one. We pray that God bless each and every one of you.


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community. The outreach
program would become known
as the "Care Closet."
Our main objective,
then as now, is to provide
good, clean, used clothing at
very reasonable prices or at
no cost at all for the people in
our community. Everything
is $.50 or less and shoes and
accessories are $.25.


4h. Street on July 1, 2003.
The business hours are 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.
to 12 p.m. on Saturday.
Since the Care Closet
has relocated, our sales have
increased significantly. We
currently are selling or donat-
ing over 800 pieces of clothing
each weekend. Unfortunately
in the last month our dona-


extends sincere thanks for
the donations given in the
past and asks the commu-
nity to spread the word to
friends and families about the
Care Closet's current need for
clothing donations. Clothing
donations can be brought to
the Care Closet during busi-
ness hours. If the Care Closet
is closed you can put them in


and no way to get them to
the Care Closet can call the
Church office at 227-1724 to
arrange to have them picked
up.
As you might expect
clothing donations are the
lifeblood of the Care Closet.
Without them we could not
exist. Please keep sending
these donations to the Care


Depression May Be Lifelong Parent Trap, FSU Study Says


Parenthood is wonder-
fil, joyful, rewarding and S
depressing.
A study by Florida
State University professor
Robin Simon and Vanderbilt
University's Ranae
Evenson found that par-
ents have significantly high-
er levels of depression than
adults who do not have chil-
dren. Even more surprising,
the symptoms of depression
do not go away when the
kids grow up and move out of
the house.
Empty nest parents,
as Simon and Evenson call
them, are n6 less depressed
than non-parents. The
researchers, who analyzed
data from the National Survey
of Families and Households,
theorize that parents are
still involved in their adult
children's lives and continue
to be concerned about them.
Tha: has an emotional cost.
"Parents have more to
woiry about than other peo-
ple' do that's the bottom
lin-," Simon said. "And that
w.qrry does not diminish over
time. Parents worry about
tbeir kids' emotional, social,
physical and economic well-
being. We worry about how
they're getting along in the
,vorld."
One of the most interest-
Jig findings of the study,
pvhich was published in
tie American Sociological
Association's Journal of
Health and Social Behavior,
is- that there is no type of
parent that reports less
depression than non-parents,
Simon said. That is signifi-


cant because other major
adult roles in the United
States, such as being married
and employed, are associat-'
ed with enhanced emotional
well-being.
They also found that cer-
tain types of parents have
higher levels of depression
than other parents. Parents
of adult children, whether
they live at home or not,
and parents who do not have
custody of their minor chil-
dren have more symptoms of
depression.
This means that parents
living with their minor chil-
dren, whether they are biolog-
ical, adopted or stepchildren,
have the least, symptoms of
depression a finding that
contradicts the assumption
that these parents have the
most distress.
"Young children in some
ways are emotionally easier,"
Simon said. "Little kids, little
problems. Big kids, big prob-
lems."
Parents who are married
also have fewer symptoms of
depression than those who
are unmarried, a finding that
surprised neither researcher.
But they were surprised -
shocked, actually to find
that the effects of parenthood
on depression were the same
for men and women. These
findings are inconsistent with
some earlier studies and with
the assumption that parent-
hood is more consequential
for the emotional well-being
of women, Simon said.
The findings do not mean
that parents don't find any
pleasure in their roles; it's just


that the emotional costs can
outweigh the psychological
benefits. That's because,as
the saying goes, it takes a
village to raise a child, but in
the United States, parents
don't necessarily have com-
munity support or help from
extended family.
"It's how we do parenting
in this society," Simon said.
"We do it in a very isolated
way and the
onus is on us as indi-
viduals to get it right. Our
successes are our own, but
so are our failures. It's emo-
tionally draining."
The value of a study like
this is that it presents a real-
istic view of the difficulties
associated with parenthood
and encourages parents to




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seek greater social support,
Simon said.
"Parents should know
they are not alone; other peo-
ple are feeling this way, too,"
she said. "This is a really
difficult role, but we roman-
ticize it in American culture.
Parenthood is not the way it
is in TV commercials."


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Meg Needs A Home
Currently for adoption at the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
are Meg (Pictured). Black/white pup about 5 months. Boomerang,
a beautiful male Beagle; Patches & Buster, Amos & Andy, seven-
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Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc. is very excited to announce that
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and Rental Manager. She is anxious to share her expertise in helping you
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


Care Closet that Needs Clothing Donations
In 1997, the Methodist The Care Closet relo- tions of clothing have not kept convenient drop boxes located Closet. I am sure with your to provide this much-needed
Church of Port St. Joe started cated to our beautiful new pace with our increased sales. in front of the Care Closet. support in donating clothing; service to the people of our
an outreach program to the permanent facility at 510 E. The Care Closet Those with clothing donations we will be able to continue community.




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Photos by PAUL O'NEILL
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fruit, oranges and dried cranberries.
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tioned and turned into a pie much attention as the lemon 1/2 cup fresh mi
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SLanark, Bluewater Bay close to boat launch and golf, MLS# 109482 $295,000
Eastpoint, Lakes on the Bluff, Building site on lake, community pool. Owner agent MLS# 105302 $295,000
Eastpoint, bayfront lot with beautiful sand beach and dock permit. Owner agent MLS# 109928 $475,000


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Cook's note: Lobster can
be cooked one day ahead and
chilled. Slice just before serv-
ing. Dressing can be made
one day ahead and chilled.
Grapefruit segments can be
cut two hours ahead and
chilled, covered. If sea salt
is very coarse, crush lightly
with a mortar and pestle or
the bottom of a heavy skillet.
Procedure:
Plunge lobster headfirst
into an 8-quart pot of boiling
salted water. Cook, covered,
on high heat for 6 to 7 min-
utes from the time it enters
the water. Transfer with tongs
to the sink to drain.
When lobster is cool
enough to handle, remove
the meat from tail and claws,
keeping meat intact. Discard
the rest. Chill lobster meat at
least 1 hour until cold.
Stir together shallot,
lemon juice and table salt in
a small bowl and let stand at
room temperature 30 min-
utes. Add oil in a stream
while whisking.
Cut peel, including all
white pith, from grapefruit
with a sharp knife. Cut seg-
ments free from membranes
and transfer segments to
paper towels to drain.
Halve avocado lengthwise,


discarding pit. (Save half for
another use after wrapping it
tightly in plastic wrap.) Halve
remaining avocado length-
wise again and cut crosswise
into 1/3-inch-thick slices.
Cut lobster meat cross-
wise into 1/2-inch-thick slic-
es. Divide avocado and meat
between two salad plates and
arrange grapefruit around
them. Top with arugula and
drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle
lightly with sea salt (if using)
and serve immediately.
Source: Gourmet magazine



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lobster or 2/3 pound cooked
lobster meat
2 teaspoons finely chopped
shallot
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon table salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive


oil
1 pink or ruby red grapefruit
1 firm but ripe California avo-
cado
1 ounce baby arugula (2 cups)
Coarse sea salt to taste (option-
al)


Fruit -

LOBSTER, AVOCADO AND
GRAPEFRUIT SALAD


Yield: 2 servings
1 (1 1/4- to 1 1/2-pound) live


is light, fluffy and smooth.
Scrape down the sides and
beat in the yolk mixture a
little at a time until smooth
and combined well.
Set the bowl with the
cream cheese into the ice
and cold water and whisk
until it is thick and forms
a ribbon when the whisk is
lifted.
In another bowl, beat the
heavy cream until it holds
stiff peaks and whisk about
one-quarter of it into the
cream cheese mixture before
folding in the remainder
gently but thoroughly. Fold
in grapefruit pieces gently.
Pour into the meringue
shell, smooth the top and
chill uncovered for 4 hours
or until set. (If the pie is to
be chilled for more than 4
hours, cover it with plastic
wrap or wax paper.) Just
before serving, garnish with
grapefruit sections.

Source: Gourmet magazine


1/2 cup sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, soft-
ened
1 cup well-chilled heavy cream
2 cups fresh grapefruit sec-
tions (cut from about 3 large
grapefruit), cut into 1/2-inch
pieces and drained well
Fresh grapefruit sections for
garnish, if desired
Cooks notes: The recipe is
a little complicated, requir-
ing the use of seven mixing
bowls, but can be shortened
somewhat by purchasing
sectioned grapefruit, found
in jars in the produce sec-
.tion of grocery stores.


Procedure:
For crust, beat the egg
whites and salt with an
electric mixer until foamy.
Beat in cream of tartar until
whites hold soft peaks. Beat
in the sugar, a little at a
time, for 5 to 7 minutes
until whites are stiff and
glossy and the sugar is dis-
solved. Fold in the coconut.
Drop heaping table-
spoons of meringue evenly
around the edge of a well-
buttered' 9-inch (1-quart)
pie plate, spreading the
meringue with the back of
the spoon to form the side
of the shell before spreading
evenly over the bottom of
the pie plate.
Bake in the middle of a
250-degree oven for 75 to 80
minutes, or until firm and
pale golden. Turn off oven
and let shell cool completely
in the oven with the door
ajar. (It may be left over-
night in the oven with the
door closed after cooling.)
For filling, sprinkle the
gelatin over 1/4 cup of the
grapefruit juice in a small
bowl and let soften for 1
minute.
In a small saucepan,
whisk together egg yolks and
sugar. Add the remaining
grapefruit juice, the gelatin
mixture and a pinch of salt.
Cook over moderate heat
while whisking constantly
until it registers 160 degrees
on a candy thermometer.
Transfer yolk mixture to
a metal bowl set in a larger
bowl of ice and cold water
and whisk constantly until
the thickness of a raw egg
white, but not set. Remove
the smaller bowl from ice and
cold water (which should be
saved for later .use).
In another metal bowl,
beat the cream cheese with
an electric mixer until it


GRAPEFRUIT AND
COCONUT ANGEL PIE
Yield: 6 servings
For the.shell:
4 large egg whites, room tem-
perature
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
1 cup sweetened flake coconut
For the filling:
1 envelope (about 1 table-
spoon) unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup strained fresh grape-
fruit juice 4
4 large egg yolks


Photos by PAUL O'NEILL / Freedom News Service
SWEETS FROM THE SOUR: There's more than 100 per-
cent of the recommended daily allotment of vitamin C in this
Grapefruit and Coconut Angel Pie. The meringue and coconut
crust acts as a sweet counterpoint to the grapefruit and cream
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Take the Mystery out


of buying
Come find out everything
you need to know at the Gulf
County Community Develop-
ment Corporation Homeown-
ership Center Homebuyer
Workshop.
When: Saturday, February
11, 2006 9am 5pm
Where: Railroad Building 301
E. 1st Street, Port St. Joe, FL
Workshop Highlights:
Steps to -Homeownership
What are the advantages
and disadvantages of hom-
eownership?
The Home buying Process
*What Comes First -
Where to begin in the
homebuying process.
*Sample Mortgage Application
- Explains what is needed
in the mortgage application
process.
*Who are the Key Players?
*8 Obstacles to
Homeownership


a home...
*Credit Barriers and How to
Overcome those Barriers
*3 Biggest Homeownership
Hurdles
*Three Things A Lender
Looks At
*Alternative Downpayment
Options
*Shopping for Home
*House Hunting Resources
*Working with Real Estate
Agents
*Professional Home
Inspections
*Obtaining Financing
Shopping for a Loan,
Applying for a Loan,
Closing the Loan,
Shopping for a Mortgage
*Applying for a Mortgage
*Post Purchase Obstacles
RSVP Required Contact .
Lawren Massey or Dannie
Bolden 850 229-7986


Applications are being taken at Franklin Cl, Gulf CI, and
other panhandle correctional institutions.
Employment opportunities are available as
soon as you'start training!

CLASSES OFFERED AT CARABELLE AND PORT ST. JOE
THROUGH THE GULF/FRANKLIN CENTER OF
GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER BASIC STANDARDS CLASS
Carabelle class begins Feb. 20,2006 graduating in June, 2006
Port St. Joe class begins March 16,2006 graduating in July, 2006
All Classes, Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.


D G ulf Coast
Community College

For more information, call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670, ext. 5507
or Sharon Burdesbaw at 227-9670, ext. 5511


Mexico Beach Welcome Center Gallery

features Triathlon Photos


Tim Nelson, a Beacon
Hill photographer, was
ready and set with camera
in hand to capture the col-
or, action and spirit of the
2005 Beach Blast Triathlon
last spring. Nelson's photos
are currently on exhibit at
the Mexico Beach Welcome
Center Art Gallery through
March 3. Over a hundred
athletes from the region
participated in the event
which was limited to a fif-
teen mile bike ride and a 5
k run. A planned 0.4 mile


swim had to be canceled
due to stormy conditions
in the Gulf but the pictures
Nelson shot of the cyclist
and runners are a visual
essay on the race that is all
about passion, energy and
the human spirit.
Tim Nelson was born
and raised in Detroit, Mich-
igan and graduated from
Michigan State University
in 1971 with a degree in
Veterinary Medicine. Dur-
ing his years of veterinary
practice, photography was


a creative outlet that has
evolved into a serious en-
deavor since
his retirement two
years ago. He now admits
to being addicted to digital
photography and spends
a great deal of time in his
computerized digital "dark-
room." He credits courses
he took at the Palm Beach
Photographic Center at Del
Ray Beach, Florida for fuel-
ing his desire to share the
images that recreate, the
emotional excitement he


EPA Releases Four New Smart Growth


EPA has released the fol-
lowing four new smart growth
publications:
-- Protecting Water Resources
with Higher-Density Develop-
ment
-- Using Smart Growth Tech-
niques as Stormwater Best
Management Practices
-- Growing Toward More Effi-
cient Water Use: Linking De-
velopment,
Infrastructure, and Drinking
Water Policies
-- Parking Spaces / Commu-
nity Places: Finding the Bal-
ance through Smart Growth.
Solutions
Protecting Water Resources
with Higher-Density Develop-
ment (EPA publication 231-
R-06-001)
The U.S. Census Bureau
projects that U.S. population
will grow by 50 million people,
or approximately 18 percent,
between 2000 and 2020. This
study intends to help commu-
nities better understand the
impacts of higher and lower
density on water resources.
To more fully explore this is-
sue, EPA modeled stormwa-
ter runoff from three different
densities at three scales-one-
acre level, lot level, and water-
shed level-and at three dif-
ferent time series' build-outs
to examine the premise that


lower-density development is
always better for water qual-
ity. The findings indicated
that low-density development
may not always be the pre-
ferred strategy for protecting
water resources. Higher den-
sities may better protect wa-
ter quality-especially at the
lot level and watershed scale.
Using Smai-t Growth
Techniques as Stormwater
Best Management Practices
(EPA publication 231-B-05-
00) To comply with the Clean
Water Act, over 6000 com-
munities across the nation
are developing municipal
stormwater permitting pro-
grams (also known as Phases
I & II). Many of these com-
munities are also implement-
ing programs that encourage
development in existing com-
-munities, redevelopment of
vacant properties, promote
transportation options and
facilitate efficient use of land
and infrastructure. "Using
Smart Growth Techniques as
Stormwater Best Management
Practices" reviews nine com-
mon smart growth techniques
and examines how they can,
be used to prevent or manage
stormwater runoff. This pub-
lication will help communities
encourage smart growth and
meet the new regulatory re-


quirements. http://www.epa.
gov/ smartgrowth/ stormwa-
ter.htm
Growing Toward Mote
Efficient Water Use: Linking
Development, Infrastructure,
and Drinking Water Policies
(EPA publication 230-R-06-
001) This publication focuses
on the relationship between
development patterns, wa-
ter use, and the cost of water
delivery. It reviews literature
that shows how large-lot,
dispersed development pat-
terns cost more to serve be-
cause of the length of pipe
required, pumping costs, and
other factors. The literature
also shows that large-lot,
dispersed development uses
,more water. "Growing To-.
ward More Efficient. Water
Use" concludes with policy
options for states, localities,
and utilities that directly re-
duce the cost and demand for,
water, while indirectly pro-
moting smart growth. These
policies offer opportunities for
more efficient water use at a
time when many communities
face water shortages. http://
www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/
water_efficiency.htm
Parking Spaces / Com-
munity Places: Finding the
Balance through Sm'art
Growth Solutions (EPA pub-


experiences when he cap-
tures a special moment.
The Mexico Beach Wel-
come Center is located on
Highway 98 at the entrance
to Canal Park. The gallery
is open weekdays from 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (C.T.)
This year's Beach Blast
Triathlon is scheduled for
April 22. An entry form
and additional informa-
tion can be picked up at
the Welcome Center or by.
going on the website www.
thebeachbla'st.com .


Publications
location 231-K-06-001) This
report highlights proven ap-
proaches that balance park-
ing with broader community
goals. Current codes typical-
ly apply inflexible, minimums
that ignore community and
developer priorities including
environmental quality and
human health. An -oversup-
ply of unnecessary parking
wastes money and creates
places that 'degrade water
quality and encourage excess
driving and air emissions.
The highlighted solutions
cover a range of supply man-
agement, demand manage-
ment, and pricing strategies.
Communities have found that
combinations of parking pric-
ing, shared parking, demand
management,, and other tech-
niques have helped them cre-
ate vibrant places while pro-
tecting environmental quality
and still providing for neces-
sary vehicle storage.
http;/ /w.ww.epa.gov/
smartgrowth/parking.htm
For FREE HARD COP-
IES of any of these publica-
tions, please send an e-mail
to ncepimal@one.net or call
(800) 490-9198.
Electronic versions of.
these publications are avail-
able at: www.epa.gov/smart-
growth


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30 Steps to a Healthier You 7A


by Mildred Melvin
Extension Agent II
USDA's MyPyramid
symbolizes a personalized
approach to healthy eat-
ing and physical activity. It
reminds us to make healthy
food choices and to be active
every day. The slogan "Steps
to a Healthier You" suggests
we can benefit from taking
daily small steps to improve
our diet and lifestyle.
Key recommendations
stressed by MyPyramid
include make half your grains
whole, vary your veggies,
focus on fruits, get your cal-
cium-rich foods, go lean with
protein, find your balance
between food and physical
activity and limit fats, added
sugars and sodium.
Following are 30 steps
from MyPyramid.gov for a
month of "steps to a healthier
you".
1. Visit MyPyramid.
gov and calculate your "My
Pyramid Plan."
2. Make most of your'
choices whole or cut up fruit
rather than juice, for the ben-
efits dietary fiber provides.
3. Eat foods and bever-
ages that are low in "added
sugars". This includes sugars
and syrups added to foods or
beverages during processing
or preparation but does NOT
include naturally occurring
sugars such as those that are
in milk and fruits.
4. Stock up on frozen
vegetables for quick and easy
cooking in the microwave.
5. Vary your fruit choic-
es. Fruits differ in nutrient
content.
6. Select vegetables


Mildred Melvin
with more potassium often,
such as sweet potatoes, white
potatoes, white beans, toma-
to products (paste, sauce and
juice), beet greens, soybeans,
lima beans, winter squash,
spinach, lentils, kidney
beans, and split peas.
7. Order veggie top-
pings for your pizza like
mushrooms, green peppers
and oniQns.
8. Sauces or season-
ings can add calories, fat and
sodium to vegetables. Use
the Nutrition Facts label to
compare the calories and %
Daily Value for fat and sodi-
um in plain and seasoned
vegetables.
9. Dried fruits make a
great snack. They're easy to
carry and store well. Because
they're dried, %' cup is equal
to /2 cup of other fruits.
10. Walking, gardening,
briskly pushing a baby stroll-
er, climbing the stairs, playing
soccer or dancing the night
away are all good examples of
being active. For health ben-
efits, physical activity should'


Shiitake Mushroom Production Workshop


The Gulf County
Cooperative Extension Service
will sponsor a Shiitake mush-
room production workshop
on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6:00
p.m. CST at the Wewalaitchka
Community Center located
at 210 East Third Street.
Each participant will have
the opportunity to inoculate
a mushroom log and take it


Pat Johnson, Realtor
'Cell 527-5476


108447 $550,000 Very nice
2 bedroom, 2 bath home in the
Boardwalk Sub. Plenty of decks
to enjoy. Short walk to pool, hot
tub and beach!










109614 $599,000 Perfect
beach get a way. 2 bedroom,
2 bath home. in Turtle Dunes.
Gulf View. Short walk to pool
and beach. Furnished. X-Zone.
Plenty of decks and a screened
porch to enjoy the cool summer
breezes.


107889 $395,000. New 2 bed-
room, 2.5 bath, custom built
home with all the extras. Bay
View. Hardwood floors, custom
kitchen, Furnished.


home for later production.
The Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Office will provide
all necessary materials and'
equipment (except hammer,
please bring one) needed for
this workshop.
For more informa-
tion please contact the Gulf
County Extension Service @
229-2909 or 639-3200.'


be moderate or vigorous and
add up to at least 30 minutes
a day.
11. Try a main dish salad
for lunch. Go light on the
salad dressing.
12. Add fat-free or low-
fat milk instead of water to
oatmeal and hot cereals. If
milk is avoided because of
lactose intolerance, try using
a lactose-free milk, or using
a calcium-fortified soy or rice
beverage. Bioavailability of
calcium from nondairy foods
may vary.
13. Use the Nutrition
Facts label and choose grain
products with a higher %
Daily Value (%DV) for. fiber
- the %DV for fiber is a good
clue to the amount of whole
grain in the product.
14. Popcorn, a whole
grain, can be a healthy snack
with little or no added salt
and butter.
15. Do exercises or pedal
a stationary bike while watch-
ing television.
16. Many vegetables taste
great with a dip or dressing.
Try a low-fat dressing with
raw broccoli, red and green
peppers, celery sticks or cau-
liflower.
17. Physical activity may
include short bouts (e.g.
10-minute bouts) of moder-
ate-intensity activity. The
accumulated total is what is
important and can be accu-
mulated through three to six
10-minute bouts over the
course of a day.
18. For fresh fruit sal-
ads, mix apples, bananas, or
pears with acidic fruits like
oranges, pineapple or lemon
juice to keep them from turn-
ing brown.
19. Park farther from
your destination (work, shop-
ping, etc.) and walk the rest
of the way. ,
20. Select fruits with
more potassium often, such
as bananas, prunes and
prune juice, dried peaches
and apricots, cantaloupe,
honeydew melon and orange
juice.
21. For, dessert, make
pudding with fat-free or low-
fat- milk.
22. Color is not an indi-


Rachel Blair, Realtor
Cell 527-4049


105007 New, custom built 3 109613 $629,000 Sweet Florida
bedroom 3 bath home. Nice cor- style 2 bedroom, 2 bath home
ner lot with great gulf views. in Turtle Dunes. Gulf View,
Short walk to deeded access to Short walk to pool and beach.
beach and bay. Furnished. Furnished. Great rental poten-
tiaL X-Zone. New roof and sid-
ing. Must see!


109450 $395,000 Just 2 blocks
from dedicated beach this nice
Florida style 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
cottage is ready to go. 'New,
hardwood floQrs, oak cabinets
and all the extras.


109447 Beautiful home in pop-
ular Boardwalk Subdivision on
Cape San Blas. This 3 bedroom,
2 bath home is just a short walk
to pool, hot tub and beach. Fully
furnished and ready to enjoy. X-
/Zone.


108797 $9,700,000. One of the few large track left on Cape San
. Blas. A developers dream.' 11 Acres of beautiful palms, oaks and
pines on St. Joe Bay. 11 ACRES. 450ft. Bay Front, 360 ft +- water
front, 250ft, road front. 8 cabins and 1 house also! Known as the "Old
Saltworks Cabins"... there's nothing like this anywhere!


LOTS
MLS#
108364 First Tier, X-Zone Haven Rd. $795,000
107883 2nd Tier, X Zone, Ocean Heaven Subd. $500,000
105307 Bay View, C-30, $230,000
105878 First Tier, Griffin Ave, Money Bayou, $539,000
103576 2nd Tier, Barbados Dr., Turtle Dunes Subd. X-Zone, $595,000
108365 First Tier, Mercury Drive, $599,000
104339 First Tier, Cottage Lane, $575,000

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STEPS TO A HEALTHIER YOU


cation of a whole grain.
Bread can be brown because
of molasses or other added
ingredients. Read the ingre-
dient list to see if it is a.whole
grain.
23. Experiment by sub-
stituting whole wheat flour
for up to half of the flour
in pancake, waffle, muffin or
other flour-based recipes.
24. If you drink cappuc-
cinos or lattes ask for them
with fat-free (skim) milk.
25. Refrigerate or freeze
perishables, prepared food
and leftovers within two
hours.
26. Choose grain prod-
ucts that name one of the
following whole-grain ingredi-
ents first on the label's ingre-
dient list: brown rice, bul-
gur, graham flour, oatmeal,
whole-giain corn, whole oats,
whole rye, whole wheat, wild
rice.
27. For a change, try
brown rice or whole-wheat
pasta.
28. Frozen juice bars
(100%, juice) make healthy
alternatives to high-fat
snacks.
29. Replace a coffee
break with a brisk 10-minute


walk. Ask a friend to go with
you.
S30. Look for fish rich in
omega-3 fatty acids, such as
salmon, trout, and herring.
If you have a question,
write to Mildred Melvin,
Extension Agent Family and
Consumer Sciences and 4-
H, UF/IFAS Gulf County
Extension, 200 N. 2nd Street,
PO Box 250, Wewahitchka, FL
32465; or call the Extension


Office, (850) 639-3200 of
229-2909.
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IFAS Extension Gulf County
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to provide research, educe-
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services only to individuals
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Gulf County Awarded Federal Funds


Gulf County has been
Awarded Federal Funds under
the Emergency Food and
Shelter National Program.
Gulf County has been
chosen to receive $7,973.00
to supplement emergency
food and shelter programs in
the county.
The selection was made
by a National Board that
is chaired by the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency and consist of repre-
sentative from the Salvation
Army; American Red Cross;
United Jewish Communities:
Catholic Charities, USA:
National Council of the
Churches of Christ in the
U.S.A.; and, United Way of
'America. The Local Board
was charged to distrib-
ute funds appropriated by
Congress to help extend the


capacity of food and shelter
programs in high-need areas
around the country.
A local Board made
up of representatives from
(American Red Cross, Unit
Way, Catholic Charities,
Salvation Army, Gulf County
Board of County Commission,
Gulf Co. Senior Citizens, a
homeless representative, and
other appointed committee
members) will determine how
the funds awarded to Gulf
County are to be distributed
among the emergency food
and shelter programs run by
local service agencies in the
area. The Local Board is
responsible for recommend-
ing agencies to receive these
funds and any additional
funds available under this
phase of the program.
Under the terms of the


Real Estate Facts


An "Old Fashioned"
Investment!
Real estate agents are
fielding lots of questions
about the "housing bubble,"
and with good reason. The
media has been trumpeting
that phrase, hitting right at
the heart of what is the big-
gest investment for most of
us.
Right now, however, the
indicators look promising:
jobs are plentiful, immigra-
tion fuels demand, income
among the wealthy is rising,
and the Baby. Boomers are
hitting their fifties (and look-
ing for second homes).
What could go wrong? A'
large drop in the job market
combined with a large jump
in mortgage rates. However,
job growth was good last year
and rates remain -at reason-
able levels.
These hot market condi-


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tions won't last forever, and
some markets aren't enjoy-
ing the boom at all. It's best
to assume that there will be
a soft landing instead of a
bursting bubble.' Prices will
decline in overheated mar-
kets, but other areas will see
the kind of moderate growth
that should be expected.
Low rates and easy financ-
ing fueled this boom in the
first place, and you can bet
that rates will rise and lend-
ers will tighten their require-
ments. This makes proper-
ties less affordable, inhibits
demand, reduces inventories,
and slows appreciation.
Just remember that your
home is more valuable as
a place to live than as an
investment. Continue build-.
ing equity "the old fashioned
way," by making your mort-
gage payments. And stop
worrying about bubbles


KEITH L. JONES, CPA
AUDIT. .,fCOUNTING, TAX & CONSULTING SERVICES



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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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grant from the National
Board, local agencies chosen
to receive funds must: 1) be
private voluntary non-profits
or units of government. 2)
have an accounting system.
3) practice nondiscrimina-
tion, 4) have demonstrated
the capability to deliver emer-
gency food and/or shelter
programs. and 5) it they are
a private voluntary organiza-
tion, they must have a volun-
tary board. Qualifying agen-
cies are urged to apply.
Gulf County has distrib-
uted Emergency Food and
Shelter funds previously with


Gulf County Senior Citizens.
This agency was responsible
for providing 2,784 meals
and 0 nights of lodging.
Public or private vol-
untary agencies interested in
applying for Emergency Food
and Shelter Program funds
must contact Stephanie
Richardson, Emergency
Operations Center 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Bldg. 500.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Or
call 229-9110 for an appli-
cation. The deadline for
applications to be received is
February 24, 2006


Asthma Walk Kick Off Luncheon


Asthma is a leading
chronic illness among chil-
dren and the number one
reason for school absentee-
ism and emergency room vis-
its. Asthma is a serious
health issue as rates contin-
ue to rise in Florida. Join the
American Lung Association of
FL, Northwest Region at our
Panama City Asthma Walk
KICK OFF LUNCHEON on
Friday, Feb. 17 from 12:00
noon 1:00 p.m. at the
Fire Mountain Grill restau-
rant located at 144 E 23rd
Street. You're invited along
with your friends, family and
colleagues. Our "Blow the
Whistle on.Asthma" 5K'walk


will be held on Sat, March 18,
9:00 am at McKenzie Park in
beautiful downtown Panama
City. Make plans to attend
our Kick Off and learn how
you can help raise funds for
asthma research and local
programs.
The Asthma Walk's major
sponsors include SunTrust,
Litcare, Timothy Moriarity,
MD., Nextel, WPAP 92.5 and
Beach 99.3. To RSVP for
our KICK OFF LUNCHEON,
or for information on how to
become a sponsor or how to
start a team contact us at 1
800 LUNG USA or visit www.
asthmawalk.org.


Guardian Ad Litem Program

Recruiting Volunteers

Who Will Speak For These Children?


Did you know that a
child is abused every 10 sec-
onds in the United States,
and that at least one in every
27 Florida children is abused
or neglected each year? Did
you know that every month
more than 10,000 Florida
children are abused, neglect-
ed, or abandoned, a rate of a
new one every 4 minutes?
You can make a dif-
ference by becoming a
Guardian Ad Litem vol-
unteer. The Guardian Ad
Litem Program (GAL) is a
network .of trained volun-
teers that represent the best
interests of abused, neglect-
ed, or abandoned children in
the community. Guardians
,work for and become the
eyes and ears of the judge in
these cases.
Guardian ad Litem is a
legal term meaning guardian
for the party or guardians of
the law. The program was
established in Florida in 1980
as a court program to help
abused and neglected chil-
dren who become involved in
court proceedings.
I These children are total-
ly dependent on the adults
around them to make deci-
sions, that affect their entire
life. The .primary goal of the


American Association of Retired Persons News


The Beacon by 'the Sea
Retirement Center and AARP
are sponsoring a Driver
Safety Program for seniors at
the retirement center in St.
Joe Beach. The program is
a refresher and educational
course for all drivers. Every
driver, 50 years 'of age and
older, really should take this
course. There is nothing to
lose, but a little time, and
a lot to gain. There is no
examination, no driving test
and no chance of losing your'
license. At the completion of
the course you will receive a
certificate that can get you
a discount on, your auto
insurance. This certificate is
good for three years, and then
the course must be taken
again.
This highly effective driver's
refresher review is a course
that will be presented in two
four-hour sessions over a
two day period as "Beacon By
The Sea", in St. Joe Beach,
Wednesday and Thursday,
Feb. 15 16 from 8 a.m. till 12
p.m., Eastern Time..To cover
some of the expense a fee of
$10 per person, preferably in
the form of a check made out
to AARP, will be collected.
The purpose of the AARP
,55 Alive Driver Program is


to reduce traffic accidents,
violations and fatalities for
senior citizens and their loved
ones. We want to show senior
drivers how to cope with the
age-related physical changes
they are facing. We will cover
the new laws, highway signs
and road markings, and the
safety aspect of driving, such
as facing hazardous roads
and heavy traffic conditions.
The course will cover ways
to handle the dangers of
alcohol, medications,, and
the two when mixed.. Also
covered will be ways to avoid
the criminal while getting
into, out of, and while driving
a car. These are just a fevw of
the topics covered


"Who needs this course?"
According to all government
,and insurance company
reports, Every Driver age 50
and over needs to re-evaluate
their abilities on the road.
Please don't be one of those
people who believe there is
nothing more to learn because
they have been driving for 40
or 50 years. Millions of people
that have taken this course
have benefited in many ways,
and it helps for the safety of
the general public. Please
call Dick or Ruth McLaughlin
at (850) 648-3067 for
information and reservations.
Walk-irs welcome only if the
class is not filled..


program is to give the chil-
dren their own advocate to
look out for their best inter-
ests and to inform the judge
of their needs.
Jane Powell is the case
coordinator of the local
program serving Jackson
County. She said that the-
state-funded program cur-
rently has 42 volunteers
representing 200 children
in Jackson County. In the
past 5 years the caseload in
Jackson County alone has
gone from an average of 50
cases to the current caseload
of over 100 cases.
According to Powell,
a Guardian ad Litem can
take one family case at a
time or several cases at a
time if they so desire. She
said she needs ten to fif-
teen additional volunteers,
in Jackson County alone, to
handle the current caseload.
Powell stressed the fact that
no special education or skills
are needed. Classes are pro-
vided to teach volunteers
about their responsibilities
as a Guardian ad Litem. -
Training for the GAL
program' will begin soon..
Training are held both in
Marianna and Panama City.
Training is fun and interest-
ing and you get the opportu-
nity to meet good people that
really care about children.
Volunteers get information
about abuse and neglect
of, children, the role of a
Guardian ad Litem, and the
judicial process.
The Marianna office' qf
the GAL is located on ithe
2nd floor of the Jackson
County Courthouse, 4445
Lafayette Street in Marianna.
Volunteers are needed
throughout the 14th Judicial
Circuit and the prograiI,
has offices in Blountstown,
Chipley, Marianna and
Panama City. .,Interested
parties may obtain informa-
tion about the program by
calling (850) 482-9127 in
Marianna, (850) 674-2,99
in Blountstown. (850) 638-
6043 in Chipley, or (850i
,747-5180 in Panamra City.


How do I choose the right CPA?


By: Keith L. Jones, CPA
You survived until now
without a trusted business
.advisor such as a CPA. But
your small business is grow-
ing and you continually face.
more complex 'business and
tax matters. Suddenly, you
realize that you need some-
one with good analytical
skills ahd tax acumen to help
you navigate through these
daily challenges. Or you may
have just moved here from
the other coast and you know
you need help, and soon.
Although it is not as
important as choosing a
spouse or a business partner,
choosing the right :CPA to
help you is quite important.
The right one could get you
out of a mess, or keep .you
from one, make your life sim-
pler and be a great sounding
board for key financial deci-
sions like buying a house,
starting a business or retir-
ing. The wrong one could
lead you in trouble with the
IRS, or even worse steer your
financial ship way off course,
which could take years and
inanv thousands of dollars to
make right.


Choose Wisely
.Treat the decision of
choosing the right CPA like
you do choosing a good friend,
business partner or trusted
companion. Interview several
candidates, being thorough,
arid explore common ground
for values, integrity, and phi-
losophies about life. Check
out the CPA's listening skills
as well as ability to analyze
and. interpret data. Trust
your instincts on recognizing
solid character traits. If you
don't think you could spend a
day fishing, or a weekend at
the beach, or at least a two-
.hour dinner with the pro-
spective CPA, then she or he
"is probably not right for'you.
Guidelines to consider
If you need to choose a
CPA,' consider the following
guidelines:
1. Assess your own par-
ticular circumstances. Ask
yourself, "What am I looking
for". This includes determin-
ing your needs and desires,
both immediate and long-
term.
2. Gather several candi-
dates. Develop a good short
list of candidates from talks


with business associates,
friends, colleagues in com-
munity activities, and other
professionals such as your
attorney or insurance agent.
3. Match what you need
and want from #1 with' thie
candidates from #2 for an
initial-short list of candidates
to interview. '
4. Conduct interview'
and evaluate the CPA as a
person and an advisor. Ask
specific questions to the CPA
and others who know her or
him to help you to determine
how well the CPA measure's
up.,
5. Narrow the list based
on subjective considerations
such as chemistry, attitude
impressions, etc., and return
to step, #1 if not fully satis-
fled. -
Take the CPA to a two-
hour dinner, and talk about
your lives, your personal
sides not the business-sides!
and then see if the person
across the table is .the one
whom you would choose. If
so, raise a glass to toast 4
new important;relationship!


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Tom Hanscom, Craig
Burgess, and Mike Petrof-
frepresent innacle Di-
rectory in our area. The
Forgotten Coast Tele-
phone Book will be dis-
tributed free to all homes
and businesses in Gulf
and Franklin Counties
including Mexico Beach.
The response to the
2005-06
Lake Oconee Area
Telephone Book has
been incredible. For the
fourth year, this phone


Nautical
Nautical Mortgage has
been in business for 3
years and recently had the
Grand Opening of their
new offices at 260 Marina
Drive. Tim Kerigan, Brian
Marshall, Tracy Melvin
and Jim Anderson make
up the Team whose phi-
losophy is "Customers for
life". They have built a rep-
utation through low rates,


book is being endorsed
by the Lake Oconee Area
Chambers of Com-
merce: Eatonton-Put-
nam, Greene, and Madi-
son-Morgan
County.The phone
book has complete white
and yellow listings for
the
entire area and is dis-
tributed free. The rates
are reasonable and there
are several plans to save
you money on your ad-
vertising.


Mortgage
experienced staff, swift
delivery, and being cus-
tomer focused. Their goal
is to offer the lowest pos-
sible rates and the friendli-
est service. Go by and see
them for your mortgage
needs and be sure to go at
sunset time and enjoy the
glorious view. Makes you
want to go back again and
again!!


ERA Neubauer


Real Estate, Inc.


- ERA Neubauer Real
Estate is celebrating
its 28th year of service.
The firm has grown to
become of the largest in-
dependently owned And
operated realtors serv-
ing Bay, Gulf, Franklin
and Washington Coun-
ties with more than 70
licenses' professionals
and four offices. The
Neubauer Real Estate
Team has earned a rep-
utation for quality Ser-
vice and integrity and
has received ERA's top


national award for Cus-
tomer satisfaction. On
January 19, Tom, Mar-
garet and Brian Neubau-
er along with their staff
officially opened the Port
St. Joe Office at 420.
Reid Avenue. The newly
refurbished space adds
wonderful esthetic value
to our downtown area
as well as the services
of a highly profession-
al team. Come by and
meet Brian and the staff
and tour their beautiful
facility.


Monumental

Fabrication of America


Alex Henderson,
owner of Monumen-
tal Fabrication, is one
of Port St. Joe'smost
talented people. Alex
studied at Ringling
School of Art & Design,
the Atlanta College of
Art and the University
of Kentucky College of
Fine Arts. His metal
sculptures are amaz-


ing architectural de-
(signs including furni-
ture, stairways,, hand
rails and much more.
Alex and his teamwork
with ornamental brass,
bronze, stainless steel,
carbon steel and alu-
minum. Visit Alex. on
line at or in person at
950 W. Rutherford St.
in Port St. Joe.


Libia Taylor Broker/
Owner of Boardwalk Re-
alty of Northwest Florida,
Inc. is pleased to an-
nounce Mark Thacker as
the newest member of the
Boardwalk Realty Sales
Team. Mark recently
became a licensed Real
Estate Sales Associate
in January of 2006. He
brings a variety of busi-
ness knowledge and ex-
perience with him. Mark
earned a Bachelor of Sci-
ence Degree in Forensic
Science at Jacksonville
State University in Jack-,
sonville, Alabama. Upon
graduation Mark served
three years in law en-
forcement in Ft Payne,
Al. as acting Shift Su-
pervisor. In 1998, Mark
moved into retail sales


management, working as
the Area Merchandiser
for Wakefield/Martins
Clothing in Anniston,
Alabama. In 1999, Mark
received a promotion to
General Manager of the
Carrollton, Georgia store,
where he averaged over
two million dollars in an-
nual sales and managed
an average of 70 employ-
ees. Mark moved to the
Forgotten Coast in 2001
and has worked in Insur-
ance Fraud Enforcement,
Restaurant/Hospitality
at local restaurants such
as Sister's in Port St. Joe
and Chef Eddie's Magno-
lia Grill in Apalachicola,
as well as kitchen cabi-
net sales for Cabinets by
Reeves. Mark also man-

ages Mark Thacker Prop-
*erties, LLC located in
Douglas, Alabama. Mark
prides himself on person-
al. customer service and
believes that hard work
and attention to detail
will enable him to provide
excellent representation
to clients and customers.
Whatever your real estate
need may be, give Mark a
call.


Boardwalk Realty's


Newest Advantage


Libia Taylor. Broker/
Owner of Boardwalk 'Re-
alty of Northwest Flori-
da, Inc. is pleased to an-,
nounce Dee Mitchell as.
the newest member of the
Boardxwalk Realty sales
team. Dee brings with
her an extensive knowl-
edge of our local real es-
tate market. She, has.
been in real estate sales
for five years earning her
GRI designation in 2003.
She has received The Di-
amond Award for sales
volume and gold and sil-
ver production awards.
Dee believes that sincere
care and concern for the
needs of her buyers and
sellers is the most impor-


tant quality a Real Estate
professional can possess.
She prides herself on the
ability to effectively com-
municate, educate, and
protect her client's inter-
est throughout the some-
times complicated process
of a real estate transac-
tion. She provides the
guidance of a dedicated
professional willing to go
the extra mile and supply
solid, fact based informa-
tion. This helps her cli-
ents make solid business
decisions and be success-
ful with their real estate
investment. Dee special-
izes in the Cape San Blas:
area, C-30 and Indian
Pass, selling residential
homes and investment re-
sort properties. Whether
buying or selling, give Dee
a call and she will be hap-
py to assist you.with any
of your real estate needs.


Printing and Promo-
tions, owned by Steve
Kerigan brings to Port St.
Joe and Gulf County, over
10 years of experience in
printing and advertising
with businesses across the
United States.
Steve is committed
to provide the best prod-
ucts and listening to his
clients needs and giv-
ing them the best service
within their budget.. One
of Coast2Coast's main
objectives is to get the job
done RIGHT the first time
ON TIME!! Go by and see
Steve and his staff at the
newly opened office At 260
Marine Drive.


Jack Kerigan launched
Kerigan Marketing Associ-
ates in 2000 after 15 years
in the corporate world.
Jack has a simple con-
cept: to bring big brand
management to compa-
nies experiencing a need
for professional marketing.
Kerigan's talented team
specialized in working
quickly to solve creative
problems with fresh ideas.
Jack's work has won nu-
merous awards for excel-
lence. Come by the new of-
fices of Kerigan Marketing
at 260 Marina Drive and
let Jack and the beautiful
sunsets inspire you.


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Department of Health News


New Policy Phasing Out
Liquid Mercury-
containing Medical Devices
Department Wide By 2010
Today, the Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
announced a new policy
phasing out medical mercury-
containing devices within the
Department by 2010. Non-
mercury devices shall be pur-
chased to replace the existing
medical mercury-containing
devices. The old devices will
be recycled through county
solid waste programs or with
reputable recycling compa-
nies.
"Mercury is damaging to
the health of humans and
the environment," said DOH
Secretary M. Rony Frangois,
M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D. "We
hope' our partners in the
medical community will fol-
low the Florida Department
of Health's lead and remove
mercury-containing devices
from their practices."
In January 2005, the new
policy was distributed to all
of Florida's 67 County Health
Departments (CHDs) and the
22 Children Medical Services
(CMS) area offices within the-
Department to ensure that
liquid mercury spills do not
occur. By 2010, this policy
will ensure the department
will be free of liquid mer-
cury medical devices. Being
mercury-free, the department
will prevent future mercury
spills, protect human health
by eliminating liquid mercury
vapor exposures and reduce
cleanup costs and liability.
Mercury spill cleanup is very
expensive, and it could cost
$20,000 for a clinic to clean
up a single spill.
Liquid mercury is most
harmful when it's inhaled.
Short-term exposure to high
levels of liquid mercury
vapors -may cause adverse
health effects including: 1u1ng
damage, nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, increase in blood
pressure or heart rate, skin
rashes and eye irritation.,
Pregnant women and chil-
dren should keep away from
rooms where liquid mercury
has been used or spilled.


DOH promotes and pro-
tects the health and safety of
all people in Florida through
a delivery of quality health
services and the promotion
of health care standards. For
more information about liq-
uid mercury, please visit the
DOH Web site at http://www.
doh.state.fl.us/environment/
community/SUPERFUND /
pdf/Mercury Fact Sheet.pdf.
The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) joins the
American Dental Association
(ADA) and the Florida Dental
Association (FDA) to celebrate
National Children's Dental
Health Month. In addition
to the planned services and
activities, DOH wants to
emphasize to all Floridians
that oral health is an impor-
tant part of overall health.
"Science has demon-
strated some critical con-
nections between oral health
and other disease process-
es and preterm deliveries,"
said DOH Secretary M. Rony
Frangois, M.D., M.S.P.H.,
Ph.D. "Additionally, research
has found that dental caries
(tooth decay) in early child-
hood can be passed to chil-
dren from their adult care-
givers. Research is continu-
ing, but we already have the
knowledge that can help to
eliminate dental diseases." ,
The month aims to edu-
cate all parents about the
importance of maintaining
their child's dental health.
FDA and dental societies have
partner projects throughout
the state and will facilitate
access to dental care for chil-
dren. According to the FDA,
the event, Givae Kids a Smile,
"helps to bring out more than
250 FDA-member dentists,
hygienists and assistants
who volunteer and provide
dental care for about 1,300
children in Florida." The ser-
vices provided by volunteers
include: free dental exams, X-
rays, cleaning, fillings, seal-
ants and simple extractions,
among others.
Dr. Frangois said, "Oral
health impacts all of us from
cradle to grave and regardless
of income. Therefore, DOH


AWO RKS HOP




A Workshop to re-


view


the


impact


ee study by GSG


will be held by the


Board of


County


Commissioners on


Monday, February


20, 2006 at 5:00


'pmEDST. TheWork-..-


shop will be held in


the BOCC Meeting


Room at the Robert.


M. Moore Admin-


istration


advises local health coali-
tions to include oral health
when addressing communi-
ty health issues in order to
develop a local oral health
improvement plan." DOH rec-
ommends the following tips
to prevent tooth decay and
periodontal diseases:
Fluoride in drinking
water, mouth rinse and gels
applied at the dentist's office.
Fluoride helps teeth restore
calcium.
Sealants plastic
coatings that dentists apply
to teeth that seal out the
bacteria that causes tooth
decay.
Self-care regular
brushing for two minutes with
a small amount of fluoride
toothpaste. Parents should
supervise children until they
can brush well and rinse out
all the toothpaste.
Fluoride toothpaste,
flossing and using mouth
wash.
Regularly scheduled
dental checkups.
DOH And AHCA Recognize
Those Who Reduce Racial
And Ethnic Disparities
On January 27, the
Florida Department of Health
(DOH) and the Agency of
Healthcare Administration
(AHCA) will host the third
annual Florida's Unsung
Hero in Health luncheon in
Bradenton to honor individu-
als who have worked, tireless-


ly to end health disparities in
Florida.
"We are very proud to
have such dedicated people
in Florida," said Secretary
of Health M. Rony Francois
M.D., M.S.H.P., Ph.D. "They
are committed to equity in
health and to the elimination
of health disparities in our
beloved state."
In recognition of their
efforts, three individu-
als from across the state
have been nominated and
praised for their far-reaching
efforts throughout Florida.
Each nominee's ccomplish-
ments' were in one of the
six health disparities focus
areas- Cardiovascular
Disease, Cancer, Diabetes,
HIV/AIDS, Adult and Child
Immunizations or Maternal
and Infant Mortality.
The individuals nomi-
nated include:
Johncynna McRae-
Bradenton, FL
Natalie Robertson,
PharmD, M.H.A.- Tallahassee,
FL
Edwin Harvey
Hamilton, M.D., D. Min.-
Pompano Beach, FL
The luncheon will be
held at 12:00 p.m. at the
Bradenton County Country
Club in Bradenton, FL. Guest
speakers will include Equal
Opportunity and Minority
Health Director Melvin
Herring, and Tampa Medicaid
Field Office Manager Patrick


Glynn.
DOH protects and
promotes the health and
safety of all people in Florida
through the delivery of qual-
ity public health services and
the promotion of health care
standards. For more informa-
tion please visit www.doh.
state.fl.us or contact DOH or
AHCA directly.
Emergency Restriction
Order
Florida Department
of Health (DOH) Secretary
M. Rony Frangois, 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 demon-
strated a lack of good judg-
ment and an obvious disre-
gard for the laws and rules
that govern his chosen pro-
fession," Dr. Frangois said.
"His behavior constitutes a
potential threat to the health,
safety and welfare of Florida's
citizens and visitors."
Thomas allegedly used
his physician-patient rela-
tionship to engage in sexual
activity with one of his female
patients during her examina-
tion. As stated in the emer-
gency order, his "conduct
constitutes such a threat to
the public health and safety
and demonstrates such a dis-
regard for the laws and regu-
lations governing physicians


in this state that the safety of
Dr. Thomas' female patients
cannot be assured as long
as he continues the unre-
stricted practice of medicine"
in Florida.
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 addi-
tional information concerning
this practitioner, please con-
tact 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 pro-
tect and promote the health
of all persons in Florida by
diligently regulating health
care practitioners and facil-
ities. MQA, in conjunction
with 22 boards and six coun-
cils, 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 vio-
lations, combats unlicensed
activity and provides creden-
tial and discipline history
about licensees to the pub-
lic. For additional informa-
tion, visit the Department of
Health Web site at www.doh.
state.fl.us and select Medical
Quality Assurance from the
drop box.


Investing In Information Technology Pays


Off For Hospitals, New FSU Study Shows


A. comprehensive Florida
State University study of
information- technology use
in acute care hospitals is the
first to reveal an overall
financial benefit associated
with hospital investments
in IT.
The study appearing in
the January-February issue
of the Journal of Healthcare
Management shows that hos-
pitals improve their bottom
line, and could help control
spiraling health-care costs,
with greater use of IT sys-
tems.
"The implications for a
capital-starved industry are
enormous," said health-care
industry analyst Perry T.
White in an accompanying
commentary published in the
journal.
'The fact that the high-
er performing organizations.
in the study without fail
showed higher levels of IT
adoption is a clanging bell
to those organizations that.
have lagged behind the stan-
dards of our industry," wrote
White, who is senior man-


ager at Pershing, Yoakley and
Associates in Birmingham,
Ala.
The study, funded by the
Florida Legislature,. suggests
that hospital CEOs should
look at the long-term benefits
of investing in technology.
I "Our findings illuminate
a positive and significant
relationship between IT use
and numerous measures of
financial performance across
Florida hospitals," wrote lead
author Nir Menachemi. assis-
tant professor and director of
the Center on Patient Safety at
the Florida State Universit,
College of Medicine.
At a time when hospi-
tals are seeking ways to curb
expenses, some CEOs are
reluctant to commit to costly
investments in new or better
technological systems even
.those that have been shown
to improve patient safety
- without a clear idea on
whether or not it makes good
financial sense to do so.
.Menachemi's study com-
bines publicly available finan-
cial data with information on,


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IT adoption from 82 Florida
hospitals. His team's
analysis breaks down IT
investments into three cat-
egories that affect, various
aspects of hospital opera-
tions: administrative, clinical
and strategic.
Administrative opera-
tions included those IT systems
used in billing, payroll and
supply chain management.
Clinical operations included


pharmacy, and laboratory-,
computerized physician order
entry and electronic health
records. Strategic operations
involved systems used for
managed care, nurse staffing
and executive information'.
Menachemi found improved
financial performance in each
of the categories individually
and again when they, were
viewed collectively. .
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Florida NRCS Extends Signup Date For

Environmental Quality Incentives Program


Time is running
short to apply for .IFarm
Bill Programs in Florida.
State Conservationist Niles
Glasgow, with ULISDA-Natural
Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS). recent-
ly announced'. an exten-
sion of the cutoff date for
the Environmental Quality
Incentives Program (EQIP).
Applications will be accepted
until close of business on
Feb. 15.. '

, EQIP offers financial
and technical assistance to
install structural and man-
agement practices on eligible
non-federal lands to address
natural resource concerns.
Conservation treatment
activities for EQIP are car-


ried out in accordance to
a conservation plan .that is
developed with the landown-
er or manager.
State-wide priorities for
EQIP include erosion con-
trol,. water qualify, water
. quantity, animal and plant
health and confined live-
stock operations. Individual
county priorities may vary
slightly due to locally estab-
lished objectives.
For additional details
on this Farm Bill program and
for specific eligibility require-
ments to participate, con-
tact your local NRCS Office
(Blountstown USDA Service
Center,17413 NW Leonard
Street, Blountstown, Florida


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The West Florida Regional Planning Council is issuing
a Request for Proposals. #06-02, from qutialified
Information Technology firms to complete an analysis of
the Council's computer network, web page, and software;
and provide reconunendaitions for improvement.
The deadline for response is February 20, 2006
at 1:00 pm, CST. The full RFP 06-02 is
available at the Council's web site:
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


Reading









the lines


If you want to eat

healthier, give

those nutrition

labels a closer

look


Story by RENEE KNIGHT
Photo illustration by
CRAIG OROSZ
Freedom Newvs Service

Before you buy that box
of crackers or cookies that
looks oh-so-good-for you,
take a second look at the
nutrition label on the box.
The front of. the box
may promote that those
yummy snacks are fat free,
have a low net carb count
or are made of whole
wheat, but dieticians say
that doesn't mean what's,
in the box is any better for
you than the regular ver- -
sion.
"There's a lot of nutri-
tion misinformation avail-
able that can confuse you,
to what kind of foods are
healthy and which ones
are not," said registered
dietician Renee Wolford of
the Lima (Ohio) Memorial
Health System. "It can be
tricky."
It's important to read
the label and ingredient
list no matter what you're
buying, but especially if
you're buying foods that
usually aren't so good for
you.
If you don't, you'll
likely end up eating more
carbs and calories than
you realize without getting
ihe health benefits you
thought you were getting.

Whole grain verse
whole wheat
With last summer's
updated food pyramid
guidelines, many people
are looking to add more
whole grain products to
their diets, Wolford said.
Wheat and multi-grain
pastas, breads or crackers
may seem like good choic-
jes for people looking to
improve their grain intake,
'but these products really
aren't much better for you
than the white-flour ver-
sions.
If more fiber and grain
.are want you want, look
for products that are whole
grain, said registered
dietician Julie Russell of
St. Rita's Medical Center
'in Lima, Ohio. Whole
grain means just that
- the product is whole
and hasn't been refined.
,Products made of wheat
and whole wheat typically
'are refined, which means


the- o tol-.ro h-it-, another
process that -tnp: some
-f the inutLnrients th-at whole
grain 'products still have.
Whole grain products
are proved to reduce the
risk of heart disease and
some cancers, Wolford
said, and the processed
versions are not. There is
a difference in the health
benefits and consumers
should know how to avoid
label gimmicks and to find
the healthiest products on
the grocery store shelves.
If you're not sure if the
bread you're about to put
in your shopping cart is
made of whole grain, look
at the ingredients list,
Russell said. If refined
flour or wheat flour are
listed, the bread isn't
whole grain. Whole grain
should be listed as the
first or second ingredient.
Whole wheat, whole oats
and whole rye are other
ingredients you want to
see listed.
"The key wQrd is whole,"
Russell said. "It's natural,
they haven't processed it
or stripped it."

The net carb
confusion
The Atkins diet, which
was wildly popular a
couple years back, has
brought with it many
products claiming to have
a low net carb count,
including 'cookies, pastas
and ice cream. Wolford
said, and she gets many
questions from clients who
are trying to make sense-
of "net carbs," one of the
newest food labeling gim-
micks..
The Food and Drug
Administration hasn't set
any standards regulating
what a net carb is, Russell
said. To get a product's net
Scarb, manufacturers take
the total number of carbs
.on the label and subtract \
any fiber or sugar alco-
hols that"ar'e listed in the
.ingredients. The theory is
that the net carb number
you come up with repre-
sents the only carbs that
will affect the blood sugar
- the ones that were sub-
tracted are absorbed and
don't count. That reduces
the number of carbs, in
the product and makes
it more attractive to carb
conscious consumers. But


to- sav he pro.du-_,t haIS
le.ss carbs isn't n-ecesanl],
true, Russell alid Wolford
said.
"It's not a better prod-
uct, it's just a way to get
consumers to buy some-
thing new," Russell said.
"And most of these prod-
ucts are ice cream and
cookies. You want to stick
with fruits, vegetables and
meats. You want to shop
the outside of the aisle
because that's where the
fresh items are."

Fat free, not calorie
free
.Fat-free claims also
cause confusion at the
grocery store, Russell said.
A food may be fat free, but
that doesn't mean it's calo-
rie free. Often calories and
sugar are added so the
product tastes good, and
calories are what count
the most when it comes to
weight control.
When-some people get
their hands on fat-free
cookies or chips, they
often think they can eat
as many as they want
because there's no fat in
them, Wolford said. But
calories add lip pretty
quickly that way.
Low-fat products are.
a'better option than fat
free, Russell said, because
manufacturers don't have
to add extra sugar and
calories to make the prod-
uct taste good. A low-fat
food is three grams of fat
or less. And portion con-
trol is still important; if
you eat too many cookies,
it doesn't matter how in
low fat they are.

Health claims
A product can't claim'
to be a good source of a
nutrient if it isn't, Russell
said,: but consumers still,
should be leery of buying
into the health benefits the
product claims to have.
Russell described some
of these claims as false
advertising. They're just -
another attempt to get
consumers to put a certain
product in their shopping
cart because they think
if they eat it, it will help
their eyes or have some
other huge benefit that,
just isn't there.
"It's very misleading,"
Russell said. "It makes


people think if I eat this
cereal all the tirne. I won't
h -ve problems .\ith my
e es.."
ConrJumrel a._'-_ s-hould
look -for .mail discl.ilImei'
on packaginR especially
. he-n bLu, ing lo'.:.\ -fat and
lo'.\-carb can.-, \,olford
faid T-hese products usu-
adl' -, should be e.&ien in
small am'Oui nt hbecauLi-e
ht-e\ contain ingredients
ihat mai noit ha'-e a lot of
calories, but cause prob-
lerms like crampin-g and
blodatni Look for these
disclaimneris and read them
carefully to avoid problems
after '.our lok\\ tat or low
carb treat.

Serving sizes
Sen- ing size i'i one of)
:he biggest sources of
confusion w hen it Comes
to eating health. \\rolford
said. No matter what the
calorie, fat gram or carb
count listed on the label
is, those numbers are for a
specific serving size. That
could just be one serving.
but it also could be two,
three or even more.
if a food has 90 calo-


You too can have
S in paradise


nes for half a cup andi
there's two servings in
the package, that means
you've eaten 180 calones
once the bag is finished
Russell said. No matter
%what you're eating. you
ha'. e to look at the serving
size and stickL to that por-
tion if you v.c.-1itt to, eat low
fat or lo\ calorne. Serving
sizes are mea-ured in
cups, tablespoon,.:. ounces
or number of crackers ,or
cookies
Looking at the ingredi-
ent list will help you fig-ure
out if you're eating a lot
of sugar. Wolford said. It's
also a good wvay to deter-
mine if v. hat you're eat-
ing contains trans tats.
which have recently been
linked to increased risk for
heart disease. Not ever,-
label lists these fats. a.nd
it wasn't required before
2006. Consumers should
avoid foods that list pair-
tially hydrogenated oil in
the ingredients.
To avoid some of those
not-so-good-for you ingre-
dients, consumers should
buy fresh foods as much
as possible. Wolford said.


"The less processing.
the better," Wolford said.
"It's getting back to more
whole grains, more fruits,
more vegetables arid less
high-sugar foods."

Gimmick trends
The food label gimmicks
tend to follow the fad diet
of the day, Russell said.
From fat free to low carb.
advertisers find wavs to
push their products and
ma-ke them attractive to
buyers. Consumers just
need to know how% to read
between the lines and rec-
ognize some of the tricks
and traps out there.
Most of these gimmicks
are found on snack foods
- foods that only should
be eaten as treats ani-vay.
Russell said
"It's different fads.
and retailers are trying to
get you to buy to make
money." Russell said. "And
it's usually crackers, cook-
ies and chips. the things
that we don't want to have
all the time. You won't
have fads with fruits, veg-
gies and fresh meats."


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NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP

PROGRAM (SHIP)

Gulf County Community Development Corporation on behalf of Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners announces funding availability for its State Housing Initiatives
Partnership (SHIP) Program for activities approved by the Gulf County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners and Florida Housing. Finance Corporation (FHFC) in the SHIP Local
Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) pursuant to Florida Statutes Sections 420-907, 420-
9079: Administrative Code Rule Chapter 67-55, F.A.C.

The Gulf County Community Development Corporation is requesting applications from
income qualified Gulf County Residents for the following SHIP activity during all or a por-
tion of the anticipated SHIP contract period (anticipated to be 02/15/06-06/30/06)

Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for this strategy/activity for the fiscal year is
as follow;


STRATEGY/ACTIVITY
Volunteer-Based Housing Initiative


FUNDS
$50,000


INCOME SET ASIDE
Very Low & Low Income


All of the funds allocated for this strategy/activity will benefit, the Very-Low and Low-
Income families. A maximum award of $5,000 will be allocated for each approved ap-
plicant with a total of ten awards.

Activity: Volunteer- Based Housing Initiative
SHIP funds will be used for the purchase of building materials, supplies and related sup-
port items to be utilized through volunteer based initiatives in order to complete improve-
ments to very low and low income owner occupied homes as required to address limited
scope health and safety deficiencies with the home, primarily in one or more of the fol-
lowing areas: roofing repair/replacement, minor.interior/exterior repairs, painting/sid-
ing, handicapped accessibility, window/door replacement,. insulation/energy efficiency
improvements, etc. Expenditures of SHIP funds will be limited to materials, supplies, and
associated costs, while labor and installation expertise will be provided by the volunteer
based initiative. Repairs will target health and safety concerns with priority for hurricane
repair/recovery needs.

Applications will be available for picked up beginning (10:00 A.M. (EST) 9:00 A.M. (CST))
February 10, 2006,,at the Gulf County SHIP Program Office, 301 1st Street; Room 104,
Port St. Joe, Florida, and returned no later than February 24, 2006 6:00 RM. (EST) 5:00
PM. (CST)).

For further information, please contact Dannie Bolden, Gulf County SHIP Administrator
or John Tremont, SHIP Program Manager (850) 229-7986.


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


- PIbl


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14th. JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT< IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY< FLORIDA
Case No. 05-44 DR
Angela Farris, Petitioner
and
James Edward Farris,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: James Edward Farris
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defences, if any, to it on
Angela Farris whose address is
1575 CR 381, Wewahitchka, FL
32465 on or before 2-21-06, and
file the original with the clerk of
this Cotirt, 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
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.
Copies of all court doc-ti
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated January 12, 2006
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Publish Dates January 19, 26,-
February 2 & 9.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
.hold. a PUBLIC HEARING
AND FINAL READING OF
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-10'19L
on Monday February 13, 20016
at 6:45 P.M. central time to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF
THE BOARD OF THE CITY
COMMISSIONERS OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
AMENDING THE ADOPTED
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
DATED JUNE 12, 1990, AS
AMENDED, WHICH CONTROLS
FUTURE LAND USE, GUIDES
PUBLIC FACILITIES, AND
PROTECTS NATURAL
RESOURCES PURSUANT TO
THE 'LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATION ACT (CHAPTER
163, PART II, FLORIDA
STATUTES); PROVIDING FOR
REVISIONS TO THE FUTURE
LANDUSEMAP,PROVIDINGFOR
A COPY ON FILE, PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FORAN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
Ordinance 2005-1019L in
its enirety may be inspected at
"' e .:ff ..:e f the Wewahitchka
Cr *,-leri during business
hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central

G er.l.:!,r. Ti 'Je : ,ty Clerk
Pu.]:.i.:r.- F:-_.r. r : ; 9*, 2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
: The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
n,:.11 a' PUBLIC HEARING
ADD FINAL READING OF
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:
AN, ORDINANCE
(GOVERNING THE
SSUBDTTON OF LAND 'IN
'THE Ci ':F WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR
THE PURPOSES, INTENT,
DEFINITIONS, METHODS
OF PLAT APPROVAL AND
L i:i.ti,.IE1E:; THEREFORE
SPR',. iC.iil. THE SIZE
LOT; STREETS, AND
S ,E'. PROVIDING FOR
VARIANCES; PROVIDING
FOR THE ENFORCEMENT 'OF
THE PROVISIONS OF SAID
ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Ordinance 2005-1020L in
its entirety may be itn :r.. r.d t
the office of ,the '*..: ,ar:.-.i..
City Clerk. during business
hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central
time, Mon-Fri.
Gwendolyn T. Exiey, City Clerk
Publish February 2 & 9, 2006

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
BID #0506-15
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following:,
Fuel Management and


Hardware for two (2)
Fueling Sites
Specifications may be
obtained from the Office of the
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford at
(850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the enve-
lope that this is a SEALED BID,
the BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until
Friday, February 17, 2006 at
5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the Office of
the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids will be opened at this
same location on Monday,
February 20, 2006 at 10:001
a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Carmen L. McLemore,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,' Clerk
Ad #2006-014
Publish February 9 & 16, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a
meeting of The Northwest
Florida Transportation Corridor
Authority will be held on
Thursday, February 16, 2006
at 10:00 a.m. at the Franklin
County Courthouse Annex
Building, 34 Forbes Street,
Apalachicola, FL. Commission
meeting room. Any person
requiring special accommo-
dations to participate in this
meeting is asked to advise the
Corridor Authority at least
48 hours before the meeting
by contacting JoAnn Hofstad
at 850-833-9328 or joann.
hofstad@myfloridahouse.gov.
Publish February 9, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port
Authority 'will hold a meeting
on Monday, February 13, 2006,
at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library
Meeting Room, 110 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida. All
who wish may attend and be
heard.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
'the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.Publish
February 9

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
(FL0020206-002-DW1P/
RA)
The Department of
Environmental Protection gives
notice of its preparation of a
draft permit for the City of Port
St. Joe, Post Office,'Box 278,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 to sub-
stantially modify the existing,
City of Port St. Joe wastewater
treatment' facility (WWTF). The
WWTF will be reclassified from
,an industrial wastewater facility
to a domestic wastewater facility.
This project includes modifica-
tion to :the WWTF's 70-acre fac-
ultative lagoon, addition of high-
rate filters, effluent disinfection
via chlorine contact chambers,
a new effluent pump station
with provisions for the limited
wet weather discharge (LWWD)
as defined in Rule 6.2-610.860,
Florida Administrative Code and
this permit. The WWTF's capac-
ity will-be reduced from 34.75
MGD to 3.1 MGD annual aver-
age daily flow (AADF) capacity.
Total discharge from the'WWTF
to the lar.i "=p. .!:at,.:r :-, r,
and LWWr. .11 t.e .:. lp..r,. i
at 1.251 i !, E,. 4, .' .rr.[:-,
the reuse capacity.
The land application system
1.251 MGD AADF capacity' will
consist of slow-rate sprayfield
irrigation sites with three (3)
zones [Zone "B" equal to 16. 01
acres, Zone "C" equal to 16.25
acres; and Zone "D" equal to
17.58 acres]'and rapid-rate dual
.percolation ponds (Zone A) with
.a total area of 16.3 acres. The
proposed, sprayfield irrigation
system capacity will be 0.651
MGD and the proposed percola-
tion pond system capacity will
be 0.600 MGD.
The WWTF facility is locat-
ed 0.5 miles E. of Hwy 98 on
County Road 382, Port St. Joe,
FL 32457 at latitude 2950'30"
N, longitude 85"10'15" W in
'Gulf County. The land applica-
tion sites are located north of
the WWTF site across the Gulf
County Canal in Highland View
FL at latitude 29o 51' 02" N,
longitude 85o 59' 57" W.,
The Department has permit-
ting jurisdiction under Section
403.087, Florida Statutes (F.S.)
and Sections 62-4, 62-302, 62-
600, 62-6Q01, 62-610, 62-620,
62-640, and 62-699,, Florida


Administrative Code (F.A.C.)
The project is not exempt from
permitting procedures. The
Department has determined
that a domestic wastewater per-
mit is required for the proposed
work.
Because the existing facil-
ity has not complied with the
effluent toxicity requirements
in the past, and because it
does otherwise meet all of the
Department's requirements for
a domestic wastewater facility
in accordance with Chapters
62-600 and 62-620, Florida
Administrative Code (F.A.C.),
this permit is accompanied by
Consent Order.
Any interested person may
submit written comments on the
draft permit of the Department
or may submit a written request
for a public meeting to Jonathan
May, Northwest District Office,
Florida Dept. of Environmental
Protection, 160 Governmental
Center, Pensacola, FL 32502-
5794 in accordance with rule
62-620.555 of the Florida
Administrative Code. The com-
ments or request for a pub-
lic meeting must contain the
information set forth below and
must be received in the Office
within 30 days of publication
of this notice. Failure to submit
comments or request a public
meeting within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any
right such person may have to
submit comments or request a
public meeting under Rule '62-
620.555, Florida Administrative
Code.,
The comments or request
for a public meeting must con-
tain the following information:
(a) The commenter's name,
address, and telephone num-
ber, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit
File Number and the county in
which the project is proposed"
(b),A statement of how and
when notice of the Department
action or proposed action was
received;
(c) A statement of the facts
the Department should consider
in making the final decision;
(d) A statement of which
rules or statutes require rever-
sal or modification of the
Department action or proposed
action; and
(e) If desired, a request that
a public meeting be scheduled
including la statement of the
nature of the issues proposed
to be raised at the meeting.
However, the Department may
not always grant a request for
a public meeting. Therefore,
written comments should be
submitted within 30 days of
publication of this notice, even if
a public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is sched-
uled the public comment period
is extended until the close of the
public meeting. If a public meet-
ing is held any person may sub-
mit oral' or written statements
and data at the meeting on the
Department proposed action. As
a result of significant public
comment the Department final
action may be different from
the position taken by it in this
draft permit..
The permit application
file and supporting data are
available for public inspec-
tion during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at Northwest
District Office, Florida Dept.
of Environmental Protection,
160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, FL 32502-5794, Tel.
(850) 595-8300.
Publish February 9

Notice of Air General Permit
Notification

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION

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
l.i, :art.r : rar,.: -, ,didreps
i-e Pul r .tk liernJ :.1 Florida,
hn: ':, ,:1 '-re R.:.. -J W est
,idm j 6car FL 3-.::4 .
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 Sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida 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, Talla
Florida 32399-3000, tel
850/488-9730, fax: 85
4938.
Petitions filed by a
sons other than those
to written notice und
tion 120.60(3) of the
Statutes, must be filed
21 (twenty-one) days of :
tion of the notice or re
the written notice, wh
occurs first. The petition
mail a copy of the petitio
applicant at the addre
cated above, at the time
The failure of any perso
a petition within the a;
ate time period shall co
a waiver of that person
to request an admini
determination (hearing)
Sections 120.569 and
of the Florida Statutes
intervene in this pro
and participate as a p
it. Any subsequent in
tion (in a proceeding i
by another party) will
at the approval of the
ing officer upon the f
a motion in compliance
Rule 28-106.205 of the
Administrative Code.
A petition that dispi
material facts of entitled
use the air general perm
contain the following i
tion: (a) The name and
of each agency affect
each agency's file or ide
tion number, if known;
name, address, and te
number of the petition
name, address, and te
number of the petition
resentative, if any, whit
be the address for serve
poses during the urse
proceeding; and an expl
of how the petitioner's s
tial interests will be affe
the agency determinant
A statement of how an
petitioner received no
the agency action or p
action; (d) A statement
disputed issues of mater
If there are none, the
must so indicate; (e)
cise statement of the u
facts alleged, as well
rules and statutes which
the petitioner to relief
A demand for relief.
tion that does not disp
material facts of entitle:
use the air general perm
state that no such fa
in dispute and otherwise
contain the same inform
set forth above, as requ
'Rule 28-106.301 of the
Administrative Code.
Because the admin:
hearing process is desi
formulate final agency
the filing of a petition
that the Department'
action may be different
the position taken by it
notice. Persons whose s
tial interests will be affe
any such fipal decision
Department have the r
petition to become a p
the proceeding, in acc
with the requirements s
above.
Mediation is not ava
this proceeding.
Any party to this or
the right to seek judicial
of it under section 12
the Florida Statutes, b
a notice of appeal und
9.110 of the Florida r
Appellate Procedure w
clerk of the Departm
Environmental Protectio
Office of General Couns
Station 35,3900 Commo
Boulevard, Tallahassee,
,32399-3000, and by
copy of the notice of
accompanied by the ap
filing fees with the app
district court of app.:
'notice must be filed' IL-.I
days after this order is fi
the clerk of the Departm
This notification is
able for public inspect
ing normal business
8:00 a.m. to 5:00
Monday through Friday
legal holidays, at the
Department of, Enviroi
Protection, Northwest 1
160 Government Cent'
sacola, FL 32501-5794.
Publish February 9

PUaiLIC NOTICE
The City of Meicco B
a,:,:rpi -,r i. .. : f.:,r d-, cO

opment of approximately
ficial reefs specifically
Special" Reefmaker c
and steel pyramid m
The Scope of Services i
completed by no later thi
30, 2006. The materials
this project must meet m
standards accepted by
Fish and Wildlife Cons,
Commission. All ini
contractors may obtain
package, of specification
performance requireme
contracting Mexido Bea
Hall, 118 N. 14th. Street,
Beach, FL 32410, or P.
13425 Mexico Beach, FL
or by calling (850) 664
The closing date for all
February 24, 2006 at I
CST and bids will be
the same day at 11:30
City Hall.


ahassee,
phone:
50/487-

iny per-
entitled
er sec-
Florida
I within
publica-
eceipt of
whichever
ier shall
3n to the
ss indi-
of filing.
n to file
ppropri-
*nstitute
n's right
istrative
Sunder
120.57
, or to
)ceeding
party to
nterven-
initiated
be only
presid-
iling of
ce with
Florida

utes the
ment to
nit must
nforma-
address
ed and
entifica-
(b) The
lephone
ler, the
lephone
her's rep-
ch shall
ice pur-
of the
lanation
ubstan-
ected by
ion; (c)
d when
notice of
proposed
t of all
rial fact.
petition
A con-
ultimate
as the
h entitle
and (f)
A peti-
'ute the
ment to
nit shall
acts are
se shall
ation as
uired by
Florida

istrative
gned to
action,
means
's final


Publish February 9

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given
that pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing applications) for water
use permits) has (have) been
received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District:
Application number I 06645
filed 11/30/2005
Lighthouse Utilities
Company, Inc., P. 0. Box
428, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Requested a maximum with-
drawal of (not specified) gal-
lons per day from the Floridan
Aquifer System for Public
Supply use by an existing facil-
ity. General withdrawal loca-
tion (s) in Gulf County: T09S,
R010W, Sec. 19B, T09S, R11W,
Sec. 23B
Application number I 06664
filed 01/25/2006
St. Joe Timberland
Company, David Harrelson, VP,
P. 0. Box 908, Port St. Joe, FL
3245/1. Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 25,999,618 gal-
lons per day from the Brothers
River and the Apalachicola River
for Other Outside Use use by an
existing facility.
General withdrawal
locations) in Gulf County:
T06S, R08W, Sec. 7; t6S, R &
W, Sec. 7D
Interested persons may.
object to or comment upon the
application or summit a written
request for a copy of the staff
report (s) containing proposed
agency action regarding the
application (s) by writing to the
Division of Resource Regulation
of the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, atten-
tion Terri Peterson, 152 Water
Management Dr, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such
comments or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on
February 21, 2006. ,
Notice further public
notice will be provided regard-
ing this (these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice con-
stitutes constructive notice of
this permit application to all
substantially' affected person.
A copy of the staff report (s)


nt from Port ST. JOE, FLORIDA
t in this SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
ubstan- REGULAR MEETING
ected t Continued ,
of 1.: BEACH ADVISORY
right to COMMITTEE (B.A.C.).
party to County Attorney McFarland
ordnance discussed that he, Coimmission-
er Barnes and Chief Administra-

ilable in tor Butler have been working
with the Beach Advisory Com-
der has mittee to work out the erosion
l review control problems on Cape San
?0.68 of Bias. County Attorney McFar-
by filing land requested permission to
der rule proceed with an ordinance pro-
rules of cess to retain a law firm called
ith the Nabors, Giblin, and Nickerson
nent of from Tallahassee (tax attor-
el; Mail ney specialists). Commissioner
wealth Williams motioned to approve
Florida, this recommendation. Commis-
filing a sioner Traylor seconded the mo-
appeal tion, and it passed unanimously
plicable (4-0).
ropriate PAY INCREASES
Ti i'. Administrator Staff Assis-
mr. ,.-,_-. tant Stephens requested that
led with the non-union pay increases be
ent. approved by the Commissioners
Savail- by October 1st. Commissioner
hours- Traylor motioned to approve
p.m., this request. Commissioner Wil-
except liams seconded the motion, and
Florida p'i ,.1 -. ..iLrmdusly (4-0).
nment'al 2005 06 BUDGET .
District, Administrator Staff Assis-2
er, Pen tant Stephens discussed a mem-
orandum from Commiissioner
Peters regarding funds for the
2005-06 Budget. She requested
that $63,153.00 be placed in
Beachnis the Mosquito Control Budget,
d devel- and $11,847.00 be placed in the
70 arti- work crew Budget. Commission-
"Florida er Peters stated that the money
concrete needs to be put in the equip-
nodules. ment line items. Commissioner
must be Peters motioned to approve this
an June request. Commissioner Traylor
used in seconded the motion, and it
inimium passed unanimously (4-0).
Florida STRATEGIC PLANNING
ervation COMMITTEE
terested Administrator Staff Assis-
ns and tant Stephens discussed that
cents by the Strategic Planning Commit-
ch City tee is very close to having the
Mexico surveys completed,. and that'
0. Box they will.be sending the survey
32410, out on County letterhead. She
8-5700. stated that they will'bring the
bids is survey before the Board for ap-
10 A.M. proval before they are mailed
opened, out.
A.M. at COMMISSIONER DISTRICT
5
Administrator Staff Assis-
tant Stephens reported that
Commissioner Barnes is absent
J due to an illness in his family.
OVEREXPENDED BUDGETS
Clerk Norris reported that
a couple of Departments have,
overspent their Budget and that
some line items are overspent
because they are mandated
* (County has no control over
those). She requested that the
Clerk be allowed to pay the utili-
ties and payroll, and that other
overexpenditures will be brought
00 to the Board for approval. Com-
ise- missioner Traylor motioned to
lits approve this request. Commis-
ea- sioner -Williams seconded the
86 motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
563 FIRE DEPARTMENT
TRAINING
Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel reported that Mitch
Granger (a career firefighter) has
been working with E.M.S. Direc-
. tor McGuffin on a grant for a fire
training vehicle. She stated that
the grant is for $430,000.00,
and on September 15th we were
notified that we were awarded
the grant. She also stated that
it is a 5% matching grant and
nt- the County's portion will be
stal $21,500.00. After inquiry by
S Commissioner Williams, E.M.S.
and Director McGuffin stated that
ass the trailer is a great device to
;re. be able to train the .firefighters.
.00 Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve a resolution that
the County will accept and pay
the match for the grant. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion for discussion. After
further discussion, the motion
passed unanimously (4-0).
MISS "SAND SPUR" PAGEANT
Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel discussed that Tim


must be requested in order to
remain advised of further pro-
ceedings and any public hear-
ing date. Substantially affected
persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written
request according to the provi-
sions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code. Notice
of Proposed Agency Action will
be mailed only to persons who
have filed such requests.
Publish February 9

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION NOTICE OF
AGENCY ACTION
The Department of
Environmental Protection gives
notice of its issuance of a permit
(File Number 23-0254980-001-
DF) to Heath Charles Galoway
to construct a single family,
private dock. All construction
must be in accordance with the
enclosed stamp drawings. The
project consists of constructing
a 245 feet by 3 feet access way
over wetlands, connecting to a
478 feet by 3 feet access way
waterward of the Mean High
Water Line, connecting to a 20
foot by 6 foot terminal plat-
form. The project is located
along St. Joseph's Bay, at 6220
Cape San Bias Road, Section
6, Township 9 South, Range
11 West, Latitude/Longitude,
29 degrees 43' 7.8" North, 85
degrees 22' 55.3" west, in Gulf
County. The effected water body
id St. Joseph's Bay, which is in
the St. Joseph's Bay Aquatic
Preserve, a Class II Waters of
the State
A person who substantial
interests are effected by the
Department's action may peti-
tion for an administrative pro-
ceeding (hearing) under Section
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The
petition must .contain the pnfor-
mation set forth below and must
be filed (received by the clerk) in
the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106 (4),
F.AC: a person whose substan-


Mims, County Probation Officer,
will be participating in a Wom-
an-Less Beauty Contest spon-
sored by Gulf A.R.C. on Thurs-
day, October 6th at 6:30 p.m.
E.S.T. at the Port St.. Joe High
School Gymnasium. Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to des-
ignate Commissioner Williams
to participate as the Board's
representative in the contest.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
VETERANS' SERVICE
OFFICER TRAINING
Veterans' Service Officer
Kennedy reported that he will be
attending the fall County Veter-
ans' Service Officer training the
week of October 1st through Oc-
tober 7th in St.. Petersburg.
STATE HOMELAND
SECURITY GRANT
Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
discussed that he has requested
i-, '- ,, I-, i :*,-n ..n r ., Fd rire H : M ,
ir. r,I j E.::. 'r, *,rau-r. Me re.qJue'r- ;
ed approval from the Board
for modification. #1,,which is a
31-day extension on the grant.
Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve -this request. Com-.
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-,
imously'(4-0).'
E.O.C. COMPUTERS
Emergency Manage-,
ment/911 Coordinator Nel-'
son requested permission to
purchase. 10 .computers for
the E.O.C. (in the amount of
$15,424.00) throughState Con-
tract. Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to approve this request.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
AWARD BID #0405-28 /
ROAD PAVING
Road Department Superin-
tendent Knee recommended that
Bid #0405-28, for the paving of
Pridgeon Lane, be awarded to the
low bidder,; G.A.C. Contractors,
in the amount .of $23,780.00.
Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve this r...:..-, ra.
tion. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
AWARD BID #0405-29 /
ROAD DEPARTMENT PICKUP
Road Department Superin-
tendent Knee recommended that
Bid #0405-29 for a 2006 Ford
F150 4x4 supercab pickup truck
be awarded to Chipola Ford,
in the amount of $22,797.50.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve this recommenda-
tion. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
"PIGGYBACK" BID #9304-40
\ PUBLIC WORKS TRUCK
Public Works Director
Shearer requested permission
to piggy-back Road Department
Bid #0304-40 for a grapple truck
(in the amount of $8.3,895.00)
from Capital Truck, Inc. Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
approve this request. Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Planner Richardson dis-.
cussed that he attended a work-!
shop held by D.C.A. on Senate
Bill 360,' and there are some ma-
jor changes that will affect the
County and the Comp Plan.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS,
Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to approve the following
special projects payments. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
Dist. 1
Wewahitchka 4-H $200.00
Wewahitchka Search & Rescue
$600.00
JEnd)
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
MEETING
Commissioner Peters re-
ported that the V.A.B. meeting
will be held on October 17th
at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., and the
appointed Commissioners have
been provided the rules of pro-
cedure.
4 CHAIRMANSHIP


tial interests are affected by
the Department's action may
also request an extension of
time to file a petition for an
administrative hearing. The
Department may, for good cause
shown, grant the request for an
extension of time. Requests
for extension of time must be
filed with the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, before the
applicable deadline. A timely
request for extension of time
shall toll the running of the
time period for filing a petition
until the request is acted upon.
If a request is filed late, the
Department may still grant it
upon a motion by the requesting
party showing that the failure to
file a request for an extension of
time before the deadline was the
result of excusable neglect.
If a timely and sufficient
petition for an administrative
hearing is filed, other persons
whose substantial interests will
be affected by the outcome of
the administrative process have
the right to petition to intervene
in the proceeding. Intervention
will be permitted only at the
discretion of the presiding offi-
cer upon the filing of a motion
in compliance with Rule 28-
106.205, F.A.C.
Petitions must be filed with-
in 21 days of publication of this
notice. Under Section 120.60
(3), F.S., however, any person
who asked the Department for
notice of agency action may file
a petition within 21 days of
receipt of such notice, regard-
less of the date of publication.
To petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the appli-
cant at the address indicated
above at the time of filing. The
failure of any person to file a
petition for an administrative
hearing within the appropriate
time period shall constitute a
waiver of that person's right
to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57.
F.S.
A petition that disputes
the material facts on which the
Department's action is based
must contain the following


Chairman McLemore passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman Wil-
liams, and motioned to reverse
the decision previously made
regarding Board Chairmanship,
and that Commissioner Peters
be reinstated as Chairman and
Commissioner McLemore be
reinstated as Vice Chairman, ef-
fective the first Board meeting in
January. After discussion, Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0). Chairman Wil-
liams then returned the Chair to
Commissioner McLemore.
REDISTRICTING
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the memo' pulled from
the Consent Agenda regarding
the effective date of the redis-
tricting. County Attorney Mc-
Farland: discussed the time line
for the new districts, stating
that the boundary line changes
have to 'be advertised in The
Star, and 'pr : ;ded :, r.the Su-
pervisor of ELI.:-'.:. .: r.:. make
her, boundary line adjustments.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to begin the advertising process.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
AD VALOREM TAXES /
BUDGET
Commissioner ,Traylor
thanked the Board for their in-
terest in decreasing Ad Valorem
Taxes, and discussed that the
Board had to give the down-
town businesses of Port St. Joe
f It 1 'y" *0.:0) for downtown im-
provement. He also, stated that
the Board has always tried to
accqpomodate the businesses in
this County, on the North end
and the South end.
ANNEXATION
Commissioner Williams-dis-
l [ e .r,.[.,&[.- i :-Lr,.' ,aLt,..:,
c ,i ., IcJ ry., pr-p.: r- u-re i r.:.: nr
& ?- :mT ni 'e tI-U h riir-Fi; :.*, rJ-, c
Consent Agenda, and the im-
portahce of annexation He dis-
cussed that they cannot 'charge
more than $500.00 per tap fee,
and that they will have 180 days
to pay this fee., Commissioner
b _it amr :e .3, i,.: ,* -J rh=r Ir.-
a-r', e'tl, it:r'I Iaire U'-.a' ir, m ll
not annex any additional prop-
erty in the Highland View area
unless it is approved by a refer-
enduT ari d the entire commu-
rr,. ,: n- oe on it. County At-
torney McFarland reported that
the details should be completed
within a month. '
HOUSEBOAT WHITE CITY,
PARK
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed a derelict vessel moored
at the White City Park, stat-
ing that he has contacted the
owner on several occasions and
informed her that it is.going to
be towed away. Commissioner
Williams requested permission,
for the Sheriff to give the owner
'notice in the morning that the
houseboat will be towed in 24.
hours; and allow Sea-Tow to
move this vessel under the Har-
bor-Master's authority.,Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously
(4-0).
SANITARY SURVEY MEXICO
BEACH
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that a sanitary survey
was performed by D,E.P. in the
City of Mexico Beach, and for the
residents of St. Joe Beach and
Beacon Hill that are serviced by
the City of Mexico Beach water
system. He stated, that D.E.P.
has directed that all residents
who have wells must place a
backflow preventer on the sys-
tem and have annual testing.
Commissioner, Williams mo-
tioned to negotiate with D.E.P.
regarding implementation of
these requirements. Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously
(4-0).
HURRICANE KATRINA /
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the overtime worked by
the Sheriff's Office during Hurri-
cane Katrina. He then motioned
to loan $26,026.00 to the Sheriff
to pay the overtime to the em-
ployees, contingent on being
repaid as soon as the F.E.M.A.


information: (a) The name ant
address of each agency affected
and each agency's file or iden-.
tification number, if known; bI
The name, address, and tele-,
phone number of the petition-,
er's representative, if any, which
shall be the address for service
purposes during the course o(
the proceeding; and an expla-,
nation of how the petitioner's
substantial interests are or,
will be affected by the agency
determination; (c) A statement
of when and how the petitioner
received notice of the agency,
decision; (d) A statement of.all
disputed issues of material fact,
If there are none, the petition
must so indicate; (e) A concise
statement of the ultimate facts
alleged, including the specific
facts that the petitioner con-,
tends warrant reversal or modi-,
fication of the agency's proposed
action; (fI A statement of the
specific rules or statutes that
the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of thq
agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stat-,
ing precisely the action that the
petitioner wishes the agency tq
take with respect to the agency's
proposed action.
A petition that does not dis-,
pute the material facts on which
the Department's action is
based shall state no such facts
are in 'dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same informa-
tion as set forth; as required by
Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Under Section 120.569 (2)
(c) and (d), F.S., a petition for;
administrative hearing must bq
dismissed by the agency if the
petition does not substantially
comply with the above require-
ments or is untimely filed.
The application 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 Tallahassee Branch
Office of the Department' of
Environmental Protection, 2815
Remington Green Circle, Suite
A, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-
1513.
Publish February 9


reimbursement is received.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0). ., '
INDIAN PASS RESTROOM
FACILITIES
Commissioner Traylor in-
quired about the. restroom-facili*
ties to be constructed at Indiarn
Pass, stating that the Board,
gave funds for this construction,
but it is still not complete. Ad"
ministrator Staff Assistant Ste,
phens stated that they are still
trying to obtain the permitting
for this project.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT / .
SALES TAX HOSPITAL
D.a Lenr Health DepartO
memnt dt, u-i];rra .:.r appeared
before the Board to thank them
for approving their budget, con;
tract, and fee schedules for the'
2005-06 fiscal year. He also stat,
ed that the amount the Health
Department would return to the
County will be 30 to 1.
Doug Kent, I-Hial.h Dep a r
ment Administrat.:.r r,-p.:ned
that the Ward FamdJ., a5i re-
ceived the bronze statues to bi
placed at the Health Depart-
ment, and'requested assistance
from the work crews to install
them. Commissioner Traylor
stated that if Commissioner
Barnes' crew is unavailable, his
work crew will assist.'
Doug Kent, Health Depart-
ment Administrator reported
that .the Health Care Committee
will be meeting on October 4th
at 2:00 p.m. in the Conference
Room at the Health Department
to consider plans received from
other counties regarding the a
cent sales tax. Commissioner
Williams requested the City of
Wewahitchka and the City of
Port St. Joe attend this 'meet-
ing.
Doug.Kent, Health Depart-
ment Administrator reported
that the Health Department staff
meeting will be held on October
27, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T. at
Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka,
and invited everyone to attend.
WHITE CITY PARK
; Bill -Stit, of *White City,
appeared before the Board to.
inquire' about two other house-
boats that are'.moored at the
White City Park. Commissioner
Williams discussed that the pol-
icy that is being drafted at this
time will be advertised, then it
will be turned over to, the Sheriff
and Harbor Master to follow the
proper procedure for removal.
WHITE CITY SEWER
Bill Stitt, of White City, ap-'
. peared before the Board to in-
quire about the service charge
once the new sewer system is in-
stalled. Commissioner Williams
discussed that the .Tap Fee will
not exceed $500.00, and there
will be monthly fees.
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING
Marilyn Blackwell, of:
We,wahitchka, appeared before
the Board to discuss the Coun-
ty-Wide Voting' issues, stating
that Commissioner Peters could
keep his district single-member
and the other four Commissioni
ers could change to County,
Wide Voting.
RED FISH STREET
Raymond Wood, of 586 Red
Fish Street in Highland View,
appeared before the Board td
inquire about the damages dond
to his mobile home by the dumni~
truck traffic. County Attorney
McFarland stated that this mat-
ter has already been reported to
the County's'Insurance Compaw
ny, and advised the Board not to
discuss it. Upon inquiry by Mrn
Wood, Commissioner Williams
stated that he has been advised
by counsel, not to. comment at
this time. Upon inquiry by Mr!
Wood about his original Insur!
ance letter, Commissioner WilI
liams stated that he will return
it to Mr. Wood on Wednesday,
September 28th.
There being no further busih
ness, the meeting did then ad-
journ at 6:55 p.m., E.D.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: .
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


P. 4 V ii a'


Cape San Bias. 635 Secluded Dunes Drive Cape San Bias. -4 5Th acres ..uli '1i.e at Cape San Bias, 250 Hibiscus Drive 3u
'69,80' Gulf front lot at Secluded Dunes. Secluded Dunes. Zoned 3 units per Bay frontage with fully furnished hou
Community adjacent to St.' Joseph acre with Deeded gulf access. Current- with Dock. 4.1 acres, zoned 2, un
State park. MF~s#109306 Best value in ly suitable'for 5-6 gulfside lots. Broker per acre Survey and wetland decline
subdivision @ $1,490,000.00 Call Jay Rish Is Owner mls#107070 $2,250,000.00 Call tion on file. Broker Is Owner mls#1088
(850) 227-5569 Jay Rish (850) 227-5569 $2,900,000.00 Call Jay Rish (850) 227-55
-. ...tn&.t,


ndian Pass, 2235 Indian Pass Road Best Overstreet, Pleasant Rest Road 162 Overstreet, 512 Long Street 150' fro
value "on Indian Lagoon! 3.35 acres, acres zoned 4 units per acrel Bay age by 932' deep on the Intracoas
zoned 2U/acre. 196.36 Lagoon front- Frontage and Wetappo Creek Frontage waterway. 3.3 acres +/- with wetia
age by 743' deep. Great established Adjacent to established subdivision, delineation. Minimal marsh gra
oaks and palms, minimal marsh grass Developers dream. Broker Is Owner Zoned Residential 4 units per ac
Estate Parcel or Subdivide. Mls#109255 mls#109103 $4,900,000.00 Call Jay Rish Broker Is Owner Mis#108831 $890,000
$1,250,000.00 Call Jay Rish (850) 227- (850) 227-5569 Call Jay Rish (850) 227-5569
5569


Onruf ,Call Jay Rish


Gulf CoastRealty, Inc. 850-227-5569,+ 800-451-2349
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I PETS & ANIMALS
2100 Pets
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Good Home
2120 Pet Supplies
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Supplies
'2140 Pets/Livestock
Wanted



BABY COCKATIELS, yel-
'low, hand raised, ready to
'go. Valentines Special, FL
permitted 229-1736

Dogs & Cats
For Sale?


There are specific Flori-
da Statutes applicable
to the sale of dogs and
cats within the state or
transportated into the
state for the purpose of
selling.
Please research Flori-
'da Statute 828.29 (Dogs
an'--cats transported or
offered for- sale; health
requirements; consumer
guarantee) before
you offer for sale a cat
or dog.


I MERCHANDISE
3100 -Antiques
3110 Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts
3130 Auctions
3140'- BabyItems
3150 Building Supplies
3160 Business'
Equipment
3170 Collectibles
3180 Computers
3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
3220 Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
'3270 Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
Equipment
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musical Instruments
3320 Plants & Shrubs/
Supplies
'3330 Restaurant/Hotel
'3340 Sporting Goods
3350 Tickets (Buyi & Sell)


|- 3110

GE Pot Scrubber 800 dish-
washer, Whirlpool double
oven, self cleaning with
electronic control system,
Magic Chef 5 burner gas
cook top. All three like
new, $750 for all, 5 ton
Ruud CA/C, make offer,
850-227-1753



3160

Minolta Copier
(High Level)
to take over lease
Call 850-653-1058





6 PIECE BEDROOM SET
New in boxes, Must sell
$550. Can Deliver. Call
850-222-2113.


BED *A QUEEN Double
Pillow Top Mattress Set.
New in plastic with warran-
ty. Sacrifice $149. Can de-
liver. 850-222-7783.


BED- New King 3 piece
Pillow Top Mattress Set
with warranty, still in plas-
tic, can deliver. $295 850-
545-7112.


BEDROOM SET- NEW
sleigh bed, dresser, mirror,
chest, 2 nightstands. ALL
,WOOD, retail $5,200. Sac-
rifice $1650. 850-222-9879


CHERRY SLEIGH BED-
Never. used, still in box,'
Retail $600, sacrifice $275
850-222-7783.


Couch & Loveseat
Brand new, never used,
$500 850-222-2113.


DINING ROOM SET, for-
mal table, chairs, hutch/
buffet. New in boxes, sacri-
fice $850. 850-545-7112,

Reeves ;*
Furnijure& I elii.rhi.rin -,.
234 Reid Ave.*'..?,'1.4
"Tempur-pedic Beds .7
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| 3220 -'-A

LEATHER Sofa and
Loveseat, Brand new, still
wrapped, can deliver.
$795. 850-222-2113.
MATTRESS- NEW FULL
SIZE, still in 'plastic with
warranty, $99.00. 850-
222-9879.


I 3230
FAITH'S THRIFT HUT
1007 Tenth Street. Oper-
ated by St Joseph's Bay
Humane Society, Inc. to
support new animal shel-
ter. Store will be open
Thur. Fri and Sat. from
10am til 2pm. Donations
(tax deductible) will be
appreciated. Help with
larger items available. Call
227-1472 or 227-1103
HOWARD CREEK
MULTI FAMILY YARD
SALE Sat. Feb.11 from 7 til
all is gone. Corner of Mur-
phy and Dock Whitfield
Rd. across from the store.
J: KINARD 11636 S.E.
Chipola Park Rd.
SAT. FEB. 11 8am CST
hwy. 71 7 .miles N. of
Wewa Covenant House
ANNUAL GIGANTIC
YARD SALE!
Appliances, furniture, new
doors and windows, new
spa tub, plumbing sup-
plies, van wheelchair lift,
engine stand, clothes,
household items, bush
hog, box blade, 3 ton
CHA, computer desk, '91
Cadillac, 10x14 shed and
much much more.
KK: 1017 Woodward Ave.
Fri, Feb 10th 8am-5pm &
Sat. Feb 11th 8am-1pm.
Bookcases, Shelves, Yard
Furn, and other wood
items! Fishing tackle,
Household items, & misc.
items.
YARD SALE! 225 Old
Transfer Rd. (Wewa) SAT.
7-12N. Furniture, Organ,
clothes, Lots of Treasure.



ST.JOECAB.COM, Mexi-
cobeachtaxi.com, Airport
Shuttle. 850-340-0279 or
647-9317. VISA/MC
TAKING BIDS
Cut and remove 45 acres
of Pine trees. Greenwood,
Florida. Owner reserves
the right to refuse any and
all bids.. Call for further
info. 850-769-6338 or
email jcpzoo(yahoo.com


EMPLOYMENT
4100 Help Wanted
4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/Telemarketing
4130 Employment
Information




Administrative
LOCAL Contractor is seek-
ing motivated individual for
an Office Manager, re-
sponsibilities will include
computer work, filling,
paying invoice, & etc. The
candidate should be hon-
est, ethical, & dependable.
If this describes you
please send resume to Of-
fice Personnel at 308 Pat-
ton St, St George Island

-Domestic
WANTED: A responsible
person to pick up Senior
Female at Beacon Hill
Home and bring to meet
daughter in PC for Dr.'s
appts. approx. once a
week in the afternoon.
Contact Karen Collins at
850-647-5770

Drivers
DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOW! No ex-
perience required. Werner
Enterprises has immediate
openings for entry-level
semi drivers. Our avg. Driv-
ers earn more than $36k
first year. 60% of our driv-
ers get home night-
ly/weekly. 15-day CDL
training available in your
area. Call today
1-866-280-5309

Drivers
Drivers Needed
for Rinker Materials Ready-
Mix /Division. Drivers must
have Class A or B CDL Lic.
Best benefit package, paid
holidays, tuition assistance
and education incentive,
paid overtime. Apply: 1901
B. E. 15th St. PC or call
872-3510. DFWP/ EOE.

DRIVERS NEEDED.
LAFARGE has immediate
openings in Panama City
for Class NB Commercial.
Drivers. Ready Mix experi-
ence. a plus. Good work
record & clean MVR, re-
quired. Excellent benefits
Apply at: 17800 Ashley Dr.,
PC Beach. 850-235-9600.
..,,, 4- 4;A r'i *?


I


$500 POLICE .IMPOUNDS!
Cars from $500! Tax Re-
pos, US Marshall and IRS
sales! Cars/Trucks/SUV's/
Toy.ota's/Honda's/Chevy's/
& Morel For Listings, Call
1-800-298-5414 Ext C141




OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
INC cleaning service. Resi-
dential, vacation rental.
Pressure washing. Call
229-1654. Leave, message.




MEXICO BEACH Cover'
Boat Lift/Slip, up to 25ft, di-
rect access to Gulf,
$150mo, 229-9353




1! Affordable !
Home Improvements
Sheetrock work,Textured
Ceilings & Repairs, etc.
V 850-896-6197, David


D&D's LAWN SERVICE.
Reliable Mexico Beach
,couple will landscape,
mow. Storm Clean Up.
Also Available for Port St.
Joe, Wewa & The Cape.
Dan & Diana 227-8225 or
648-5081 or 227-5770




BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000 1-3
bedrooms available. HUD,
Repos, REO, etc. These
homes must sell. For List-
ings. Call '1-800-298-5507
Ext. H141




GOLDEN RULE PET SIT-
TING SERVICE. Perfect
alternative to kenneling
your 4 legged kids. Re-
ferred by local vet. Relia-
ble pet sitter/pet owner.
Does home visits while
you are away. In business
7 years. Call Diana or Dan
227-5770 or 648-5081 or
227-8225


| 4100 |
Drivers
EXPERIENCED Roll-off
front-load, Rear-load Class
A or B CDL required. Drug
test also required. Excel-
lent pay and benefits. Ap-
ply at 2060 N. Sherman
Ave.
DRIVERS
USA
Readymix Concrete
Now hiring CL A&B CDL
Readymix Drivers. Excel-
lent wages and Benefits.
$500 Sign on Bonus! USA
is an EOE. 850-670-5740
FRONT DESK/RECEPT.
need dependable team
player for, multi task office
duties. Please send re-
sume to:
Raffield Fisheries Inc.
.RO. Box 309
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32457
Attn: Eugene Raffield
Healthcare
Bay St. Joseph
Care &
Rehab Center
is seeking energetic indi-
viduals with a positive
working attitude and 'a
teamplayer for the follow-
ing positions:
*Dietary Cook
'Dietary Aide
SHousekeeping Aide
*Laundry Aide
WE OFFER:
Competitive wages, paid
time off, 401K, Medical/
Dental/ Vision Insurance.
Company paid Life Insur-
ance,
Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
Human Resources Director
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8244


Healthcare
A & A HomeCare, Inc. is
now accepting applica-
tions for RN or LPN II; po-
sition is currently for 3
days a week with the abili-
ty to become a FT posi-
tion. A & A is A DFW and
EOE. Apply in person at
211 N Hwy 71 in
Wewahitchka or call
639-3333.

Professional




GT


GT Corn, a total communi-
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, is
seeking an Accountant to
join their accounting staff
in Port St. Joe. Reporting
to the Accounting Manag-
er, successful candidate
will be responsible for ac-
crual accounting, general
ledger accounting, and
special projects. A de-
greed individual with flexi-
bility in working overtime
during peak periods is pre-
ferred.
We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including 401K. Please re-
spond in confidence to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources
Manager
GT Corn
R O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
smachermer@fairpoint.com
FAX: 850-229-8689
EOE/MFDV


Vision Bank

Vision Bank is the community bank
that understands your need for close
and personal service. We are looking
for experienced, motivated individuals
who can offer quality customer service
in the following areas:

Staff Accountant-Responsible for,
preparing financial statements, internal
reports for senior management and
maintain accurate accounting records.
Will assist in budget preparation,
asset/liability analysis', & implementation
of SOX404. 1 to 3 years accounting
experience and Bachelor's Degree in
accounting required.

Mortgage Loan Processor-
Responsible for preparing loan
documents, daily review of loans in
process, tracking receipt of recorded
mortgages and final title policy. Must have
the ability to function under deadlines &
maintain a high rate of accuracy and
production. Must have mortgage
processing experience, ability to
communicate in a professional manner,
and demonstrated understanding of legal,
real estate, and mortgage lending terms.

Mortgage Banker-Applicants must
have previous mortgage banking
experience and RE lending experience.
Must' have solid understanding of loan
products, compliance requirements,
underwriting guidelines and have the
ability to analyze credit statements. Must
possess strong organizational, skills and
have the ability to work proficiently and
independently.

Vision Bank recognizes the ,importance
of individual contributions and offers an
outstanding total compensation
package including competitive salaries,
medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k),
Employee Stock Purchase Plan, tuition
reimbursement, a professional
'environment, and the potential for
personal and professional growth.
Please send your resume to:
Vision Bank
Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 1848
Panama City, FL 32402
FAX: 850-636-4973
e-mail: careers(avisionbankfl.com
Vision Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug Free Workplace


S 4100
GILLMAN MARINE is now
Hiring a Lead Fiberglass
Laminator, with ,experience
in boat building. Salary
DOE. Bonuses & Vaca-
tions available call for
more info. 763-7710
2311 First Plaza
Panama City 32401

Healthcare
OFFICE SECRETARY
needed for busy medical
practice in Apalachicola.
Knowledge of medical ter-
minology and computer
skills desired, but not re-
quired. Please send re-
sume and references to:
Harbor Medical Center,
137 12th St, Apalachicola,
FL 32320

General
RESIDENTIAL
SALES
You'll work with
homeowners to inspect &
identify the need for servic-
es, and build your busi-
ness in Panama City. We
seek professional driven
closer with sales experi-
ence. You'll also need a
clean driving record, and
pre-screen drug & back-
ground checks. We offer
first year earning potential
to $35K,, comprehensive
paid training & outstand-
ing benefits.
Please apply in person at
1337 W. 19th St.,
Panama City, FL 32405
At Terminix, you'll find an
environment that is built
around your success. Our
career paths & training
programs can help you
advance as far as you
want. That is, if you're a
motivated person with ex-
ceptional sales & cus-
tomer service skills who's
ready to join a Fortune 500
leader. From here, your
'.potential could take you
anywhere.
TERMINIX
Success Breeds Success

CERTIFIED
NURSING
ASSISTANTS
Our 120-bed skilled
nursing facility in Port
St. Joe is seeking enthu-
siastic caregivers.
WE OFFER the follow-
ing benefits:
-*Shift Differential
*$13.50 PRN rate
*$250 Referral Bonus
*Health, Life, Vision,
Dental Competitive
wages
*Paid Time Off
'MATCHING 401 K Plah
Uniform Allowance
*Attendance Bonus
*Tuition Reimbursement
Program
Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
Human Resources
Director
Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
850-229-8244 Phone
850-229-7129 Fax

Administrative
ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
St Joe Towns & Resorts is
currently seeking an ad-
ministrative assistant to
provide support to execu-
tive level in Port St Joe.
Candidate will schedule
calendars, filing, voucher
accounts payable and oth-
er projects as assigned.
Strong MS Excel, MS
Word & MS PowerPoint
skills are required. Candi-'
date must be a highly or-
ganized professional with
excellent communication
skills. We offer great pay
and an excellent benefits
package. Please fax your
resume to 850-229-7930,
e-mail to rebecca.stand
igeatoe.com or visit ca-
reers.ioe.com to submit an
online application & re-
sume.
Equal Opportunity
Employer *
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required


4100
Administrative
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIS-
TANT needed for dynamic
advertising agency in
PSJ's new Marina Cove lo-
cation. Schedule and com-
pensation to fit the select-
ed candidate's abilities.
Qualifications required in-
clude a winning attitude
and computer skills, in-
cluding MS, Word, and Ex-
cel. Responsibilities to
consist of receptionist du-
ties and general book-
keeping (will train
Quickbooks). Kerigan Mar-
keting strives to provide a
Christ-centered, fun envi-
ronment. Apply via email
only at infoakerigan.com
by Feb 20

BUS DRIVER TRAINING
The Gulf County School
Board has immediate
openings for substitute
bus drivers. Training will
consist of 40 total hours in-
cluding 20 hours in the
classroom and 20 hours
on a bus. Training is free if
an applicant drives .a bus
for the Gulf County School
Board. All other applicants
for bus driver training must
pay a fee of $52. All appli-
cants must be finger print-
ed, take a bus driver phys-
ical, and be drug tested
before being approved by
the School Board as a
driver. All licensed drivers
for the Gulf County School
Board are eligible for any
full time positions that
come available, If interest-
ed or you want more infor-
mation, call Carolyn at the
Gulf County Adult School
at 227-1744


Administrative






The Henry & Rilla
White Foundation
A non-profit, human servic-
es organization headquar-
tered in Tallahassee, is
seeking applicants for the
following positions for our
juvenile justice' program in
Holmes and surrounding
counties:
Program Director respon-
sible for the satisfactory
compliance with all pro-
gram reviews, certifica-
tions, inspections and li-
censing requirements.
BA/BS in human servic-
es/social work field from
an accredited university
and a -minimum of 2 years
experience working with
adolescents.
Case Managers provide
collateral contact and link-
ages with agencies,
schools, and other com-
. munity. services. BA/BS in
human services field, one
year experience working
with adolescents and abili-
ty to work as a member of
a team, required.
Administrative Assistant
is responsible for daily ad-
ministrative support to the
case managers and Pro-
gram Director. HS diploma
with at least 5 years of sec-
retarial experience and
strong computer skills or a
bachelor's degree from an
accredited university and
at least 3 years of progres-
sively higher cleri-
cal/secretarial experience
with strong computer
skills. Strong organization-
al skills and ability to work
as a team member re-
quired.
Competitive benefits pack-
age to include -401k. Fa-
vorable background
screening, drug/alcohol
screening, valid driver's li-
cense with dependable
transportation and current
insurance coverage is a
must. Interested applicants
should MAIL a cover letter
and resume to: The White
Foundation 2833 Rem-
ington Green Circle Talla-
hassee, FL 32308 Fax:
850-385-8922 or email
falarcon@hrwhite.org


4100
Professional
ACCOUNTANT, Non-Profit
Fiscal Officer. Gulf County
Seniors in Port St. Joe has
an immediate opening for
Fiscal Officer. Wonderful
opportunity for seasoned
veteran. G/L through finan-
cial statements, and Pay-
roll. Excel/Quatro experi-
ence a must. Sage/MIP
Accounting and Payroll
software a plus. Pay
$10-$20/hr based on exp.
Flex-time, benefits.. Fax re-
sume to 850-227-1877 or
email, to posseniors()'

Professional
CLOSING
COORDINATOR
WindMark Beach Sales
Center in Port St.Joe Is
seeking a Closing Coordi-
nator. Individual should
have previous real estate
closing and title work ex-
perience. Attention io de-
tail and the ability io han-
dle multiple 'tasks in a
fast-paced environment re-
quired. Proficient in MS
Word, MS Excel & -MS
PowerPoint. We offer great
pay and an excellent ben-
efits package. Please -sub-
mit Resume via fax 'to
229-7930, e-mail to rebec-
ca.standigeo(joe.com or
visit careers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employment
Drug Screening Required


Professional
NHC
HOMECARE
ADMINISTRATOR
Port St. Joe, Florida

National HealthCare
Corporation, one of the
nation's largest
long-term health care
providers, is seeking a'
highly motivated indi-
vidual with home health
experience to manage
operations and busi-
ness development in
Port St. Joe. Full time
position with competi-
tive salary, incentives
and benefits. Proven ex-
perience in business de-
velopment in the health
care field required. Par-
ent company is finan-.
cially stable, publicly
traded and has been in
the home health busi-
ness since 1976.
EOE/DFWP
Submit resume to:
Ms. Lisa Reed, R.N.
Asst Vice President
Home Care
National HealthCare
Corp.-
100 E. Vine Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone 615-890-2020
ext 1803

Professional
WATER TECHNICIAN-
Gulf Electric Cooperative
presently has a Water
Technician position open-
ing. Applications will be
accepted until Mon., Feb.'
13, 2006 at the Work Force
Center, 625 Hwy 231, Pan-
ama City, FL. Minimum job
specifications for this posi-
tion are as follows: Re-
quires High School Diplo-
ma or GED. Require a miri-
imum of 2 years experin
ence as a Water Tecnnl-
clan or related field. Re-
quire an e..ceilen working
knowledge of the opera-
tion and maintenance of
sectionalizing water equip-
ment. Required the ability
to learn to read and inter-
pret staking sheets and
water construction assem-
blies. Requires the satis-
factory passing of GCEC's
employment entrance ex-
amination and drug
screening, the ability to
have and maintian a valid
Florida commercial driver's
license and DOT certifica-
tion. Requires excellent
verbal and Interpersonal
skills to effectively interact
with members. Requires
the flexibility to work varied
hours. Prefer previous ex-
perience in the wastewater
utility industry. GCEC Is
ans Equal Opportunity
Employer.


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DRIVERS WANTED FOR Retail 3 BR, 1.5 BA, large fenced 4 BR 2 BA 1440 sq. ft. PORT ST. JOE 4 BR 2 BA COMMERCIAL/ Industrial HOWARDS CREEK old REDUCED RIVIERA
LOCAL COMPANYHome CSTOMER SERVICE/ yard with deck, nce re Front deck,Rear screen House with Extra Lt. 622 landavailable Lot size Bay City Rd acre lot VILLAS On lake, over-
every night. 1 years exper SALES CLERK for Busy dental neighborhood, porch. Landscaped n 05. Maddox St. $189,500 Cal ranging om 5 2 acres When other lots wee un looking PCB $595K
ene.y Ceng Cass A cSALES CLERK for Busy pena s h borhood Newly redecorated. 1994 Mark or Debbie at Port St Joe Commercial der water, this lot was dry. MUST SELL! Barbara
nce. Clean MVR. Class A office products & printing near schools, $1000 mO., DW $275K 478-230-8178 229-1500 Park. Please contact Dana $36k Call 352-622-7574 or Hindman Realty
& B license. $300 Sign- On business. Computer skills $600 dep., Call 648-8629 Anxous eller 352-207-1950 850 527-5085
-Bonus after 90 Days. Call necessary. Paid holidays, REAL ESTATE FOR RENT or 227-5135 PORT ST. JOE Charming Dietrich, 1-866-8833813.
769-9136. vacation, 401K, and health Beautiful 2 BR 1 BA Old Florida INVESTMENT/
Hospitality insurance. Drug screen re-6100 Business/ AGE in Style Cottage on a corner MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98 Development
EL GOVENOR MOTEL in quired. Drop resume by. Commercial CHARMING COTTAGE in Southern lot 3 blocks from gulf. 2 General Commercial- Den- Developmentr.sae,!12,t
EL GOVENOR MOTEL in Reid Ave. PSJ or 6110 -'Apartments town,. 1 block from Bay. 1 COLONIAL ESTATE lots total 94'x150' $269,500 sity should allow Duplex. Properties for sale, 1/2 to
Mexico Beach is now tak- Email to ramseysprihting@ 6120 Beach Rentals or 2 br, 1 ba. Approx. On 120 acres in Southern + $150K for extra lot. Gulf view & Beach access, large acreage, from Pan-
ing applications in house- gtcom.net 6130 Condo/Townhouse 900sf with fenced yard, Alabama. 8000sf, 5 bed- $399K for all. 307 12th St. $695,000. Joan Lovelace, handle beaches to Florida
keeping. Weekend work a gtomnet 6140 House.Rentals large workshop of gar., rooms, 7 baths, indoor Call 850-227-4320. 850-527-2560 Mexico line, By local owner-
must. We are a drug free 6150 Roommate Wanted new paint and flooring, pool, low taxes, 6 car agar- Beach Harmon Realty or s/agents, 850-556-8669
workplace.rid Apply n d Retail 6160 Rooms or Rent $585/mo call 227-3338 or age. Asking $1,495,000. PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar- 800-239-4959 ST JOE Beach lot for sale, AUTOMOTIVE MARINE
through Friday in person SCALLOP COVE B. is 6170 Mobile Home/Lot 227-8719 JamesGrant Realty bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa-A O"
at the motel. now hiring for cashier posi- 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals JamesGrant cious rooms rg yard near ready to build, 3rd block, ,RECREATIONA
tions. Located at 4310 6190 Timeshare Rentals 800-524-9234 cious ooms rg yard near high & dry. Septic, Power, 8100- Antique & Collectibles
Trades Cape San Bias Road. Must 6200 Vacation Rentals HOUSE FOR RENT in St. CHARMINGschools, town. Fireplace in & water n cleared 75x150 8110 Atue & Collectibles
Construction be honest, dependable Joe Beach, 3 BR, 2 BA, CHARMING 3 BR, 1 BA family room, screened. J 7 lot, $195,000obo, 324 Pon- 8120 Sports Utility Vehicles "
ntand have transportation. large yard, $lO00mo. Call on two lots. Has living porch. $385,000. Joanl8,
Superintendent and halso eranspjoy wortationg larGene at 850-830-9342. Call room, den, dinning room, Lovelace 850-527-2560, Cape San ,Bias 2 BR 2.5 ce Deleon. Realtors, I don't 130- Tucks
ue wMust alsc Aoy w ing prm -Gen breakfast room, kitchen, Mexico Beach Harmon Re- BA Townhouse. Unob- need to list property 8140-Vans "
with public. Apply in per- sO sunroom, patio. Located 3 alty (800)239-4959. structed Gulf Views. End 647-6275 Please leave 8150- Commercial
St. Joe Towns & Re- son or contact Jill Davis at 61 ST JOE BEACH 2br blocks from Bay on corner unit on the #1 Beach in message 8160 Motorcycles
sorts is currently 227-1573 600 S. FT. Commercial Townhouse, very nice, no of 16th and Palm in PSJ. ST. JOE,BEACH Santa the USA. Per seller FEMA ST JOE BEACH Magnolia 8170- Auto Parts
Sin an experienced Trades: office space on Hwy. 98. In smoking/pets, $600mo+ $279k call 850-527-0607 Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire- flood insurance is, availa- Bluff Subdiv. Very desira- & Accessories
Construction Superin- place, hot tub, 2 car gar- ble. $595,000 Joan Love- ble approximately 76x142 220P- Boats
tendent for our GULF Trades the heart of Mexico Beach. dep, Pelican Walk Real Es- GULFAIRE private beach, age. $275,000. Joan Love- lace, Mexico Beach Har- lot. Paved roads, NewOr- 82 S ailboat
COUNTY Homebilding Royal Flush Plumbing Se- 647-2570 tate, 647-2473 pool, tennis, 3br2ba, lace 850-527-2560 Mexico n Realty, 850-527-5260 leans style lighting, ribbon 8240- Boat & Marine
Operations. Candidate vices currently looking for shtte, dblgarage a hur Beach Harmon Realty or 850-648-5767. curling, brick entry, flood Supplies
will supervise the con- PLUMBERS! PLUMBERS COMMERCIAL SPACE shutterstjacuzzi, many e x- (800)239-4959. zone X. $229,000. Joan 831d- Aircraft/Aviation
will supervise the con- PLUMBERS/ PLUMBERS OCOMMERCIAL SPACEk tras, $350K, Pelican-Walk -D Lovelace 850-527-2560 8320 A'V/0ffRoadVehicles
structio of detailed HELPERS in thePortSt. FORRENT-800sf,Oak 6200 Real Estate, 850-647-2473 ST. JOE BEACH, CARABELLE DUPLEX Lovelace 850527-2560 8320-Ars/OffRoadVehicles
unique homes Candi- Joe Area For long term Grove Ave., in Oak Grove. $795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner newly rem'd 3 br, 2 ba + 2, Mexico Beah Harmon Re- 8330 Campers & Trailers
date should have great New construction project. Can be an Efficiency Apt. Bluewater HOWARD CREEK- 3 br, 2 lot across from dedicated br, 2 ba. One fenced acre. alty 850-648-5767. 8340 Motorhomes
organizational and lead- Please call 850-236-5852 $450 mo. 850-227-6626. ba Doublewide, on cleared beach. Florida room w/ un- 1105 Gray Ave $499k- ST. JOE BEACH Corona-
ership abilities; includ- or apply at 1736 Bayview Vacation Rent- / acre, new septic, new obstructed view of beach. 100% Govt financing ST. JOE BEACH Corona- 75x30
ing strong communica- Ave., Panama City, FL. alS well, new driveway, on Commercial possibilities. 404-307-8912 ,$259,900, Seller Motivat-
tion skills and the ability LARGE WAREHOUSE ap- has Long Term, (6 Doc Whitfield Rd., paved, Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi- r ed. Joan Lovelace, Mexico 8110
S to follow in place proce- 'proximately 850 sf. Has of- months/1 year Lease) in $96,000. Call 850- co Beach Harmon Realty, Beach Harmon Realty EMERALD COAST FCU .
dures while managing fice & restroom $450 per Port St Joe and Mexico 227-6624. 850-527-2560 or 8 .52r-5 0 r acal ping Dis on the fl-
multiple tasks. An un- | 4120 month. 850-814-7400 Beach Areas. We have 2 MEXICO BEACH- 4th St. 800-239-4959 7150 850 2 r rg b, on the f
derstanding of external PR.E-CONSTRUCTION and 3 Bedroom'Town 3br. t 5bn home Larae I;,.. = 2 LOTS IN WEWA 170 Ivy PONTIAC -04 Grand Am,
and internal, customer SALE on New Homes, lo- r homes, Duplexes, and ing r...:.,r, 'auiie .-.nd ,ell ,o St. Lands Landing.$70,000 The Grain Bins auto., V6, 56,561 mi. CD
concepts, are essential ron ted in Port St. Joe, in America Single FamilyHomes; r,,' ,3r,id u ur,'10.u raA 7. call for more information a player, A/C
in addition to, strong Nice location. Reasonable Furnished and Unfur- deck. 2 blocks from dedi- 850-639-2699or639-4231 Calf a Road NISSAN 3 Frontier, V6,
people skills. Five years prices. Janice Hall Con- Min Storage nished. Call Lois at cated beach. $349,900 GULF FRONT CONDO Calf Barn Road CD, ato., A/C 47,002 mi.
residential supervision trucion, Inc. 229-6859. 648-4400 (Mexico Joan Lovelace Cape San Bias. Breath Affordable Lots Gulf County, FL .GMC '01 Sierra, 4x4,
required and two year Beach Office) or Pat at 850-527-2560, Mexico taking views from this 3 1 mile from Beautiful x 2500tHD), Onstar, V8 (8.1),
college degree pre- (80 20 01 229-6100, Port St Joe Beach Harmon Realty br, 2 ba with fp. All furnish- St. Joseph Bay! $75K This 8.42-acre home- CD&cass. Lots of extras,
ferred. [ 850) 22 -8014 Office- (800)239-4959. ing and appliances make Call 850-227-9462 stead hich beautiful old grain For75,751 mi. e ino.
(8501229^^!lUU~-8014 tu a this ready for move in or al eight beautiful old grain For ore info.
We offer great pay & 4130 -. MEXICO BEACH- 507 great Rental history. plantationpalmsfl.com bins, is .the prefect place 850-227-1156, ask- for Cin-
benefit package. ALL CASH BUSINESS! BEA /Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile $395k. Possible terms. Call to build your'getaway dy
245 Riverside Ave., Route. $50,000/Year Po- Screened porch and deck. 18 Ac take advantage of te TO Place An Ad/
Suite500, tential. 30 Machines plus STORAGE Fenced in back yard.- GULF FRONT lot, Cape 18Acres current residential land in.The Times
Jacksonville, FL 32202, Candy. $9,895. Call Now STORAGE $275,000. Joan Lovelace San Bias, elevated 11/3 ac- Can possibly be divided designation providing Cla field
Fax resume to 1-800-704-5414 D0 227-700 850-527-2560, .Mexico res lot, in great area, here into 1/2 acre lots, Over- entitlements for devel- lassieds
904-301-4598 Day227-7200 Beach Harmon Realty is your chance for a life street area ioptment o thir- Call
or e-mail to HOMEWORKERS Ur-. Night: 647-3882 (800)239-4959. time of ocean sea breezes call William Witington ty-three (33) units., Look (850) 747-5020
[,U6 and sunsets, $849,000 819-2004 outdof your ownoback
jena.evans(@joe.com gently Needed! Many legit- St Joe Beach REAl. ESTATE FOR SALE MEXICO BEACH, with possible terms, ERA Neubauer RE ut onf youapr own backte-
mate EqualOpportunityfirms offering work- 7100 Homes 9,900 3br: 262-249-0317ot 1 (800) 3458688
Equal ly a million acres of 1 (800) 345-8688
Employer*Pr- eymaking opportunities MINI STORAGE 711 Beach Home/ tow furnished. LikBeachside of 98 LUXURIOUS FLORIDA BEACON HILL 1 Block to state parks and national
Employmenin t Drug worand Back- Fuking f& Profitabie Call To- 712 Commertyial Joan Lovelace, Mexico PENTHOUSE SUITE water. Septic, electric and forests. Visit St. Joe
Scgrou nd chec k Required dayun & Profitable! Call To-oe 7120 Commercial Beach Harmon Realty, Gulf of Mexico. Marble tile, water included. $325k Call Featured Properties at:
ground check Required day 1-800-850-8143 7130 Condoarms & Raownhouse 850-527-2560 or 4 bedroom, 4 baths Wet 352-622-7574 By owner JOE.com/and or 8130
Trades rt St J7140 LotFarms & Ranches 800-239-4959 bar, Pool, hottub, putting call 1.866.JOE.LAND FORD '02 F-150 XLT ex-.
Trades M7150 Lots and Acreage B00green, tennis. CORNER LOT Hwly 71 tended cab, 4x4, 50K mi.,
THE GULF COUNTY REMEMBER: 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots MEXICO BEACH, 34th St. Clark Investment Frontage, just N of Wewa, extra clean, $15,900 Call
BOARD OF COUNT Ads inthis classfica- 814-7400 170 Waterfront 3br/2ba, Beachside of i Properties. Call .8 ac., commercial and TJO 850-229-7764
COMMISSIONERS is ac- tion may or may not .re- 7180- Investment Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well 850-224-1854 residential 850-639-2588
cepting applications for 2 quire an investment or 7190 Out-of-Town' maintained, fully furnished.
FT Mosqito Sprayers. may be multi-level mar- Real uEstoate Gulfview. $695,000. Joan OCEAN VIEW, 1/4 acres
S Starting salary is $10.35 keting opportunities. We 7200 ealstatre Lovelace, (850)527-2560 site, with pool at Indian EARLY SPRING The Grain Bins | 8140
per hour. This is a bar- do not recommend giv- mere Mexico.Beach Harmon Re- Pass, $399,000, terms SALE: at CHEVROLET ASTRO 88
S gaining' unit(Union) with ing credit card or bank alty, 800-239-4959 possible, 262-249-0317 Price has been reduced. New Factory Engine
full benefits. Applications account information out For a limited time, sel- Calf Barn Road 32,000New Factormile AC Good
and a complete job de- over the phone. Always OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba l i i ers have reduced the Gulf Couhty, Florida work van $1000 obo. Call
scription are available in research the' company .7100 | :on 1.25. acres. 15ft deep r e ru t T his 8.42-acre howomrk van $1000 obo. Call
our Human Resourses Of- you plan to do business fish pond, greenhouse, 71n20 C reekview Estates ste 8.42-acre home- 647-8995
fice(1000' Cecil .G Costin, with BEFORE investing. PLUS SMALL ENGINE 2 BR 1 BA9, Port-St.Joe. screened porch, carport w/ 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, Please call one of our eight .beautiful old grain 'B
-/ Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe), or REPAIRS Corner lot with. bay view. work shop. $274,900 Joan great possibilities for multi,, experienced agents for bins, is the perfect place W.
at www.gulfcountygovern-.- S king I$235K 850-762-3252 by Lovelace 850-527-2560, family, 183ft. unobstructed more information on to build your getaway 1 8210 |
ment.com. Applications Seeking NOW AVAILABLE owner Mexico Beach Harmon Re- Bay View. City water & these desirable lots to home in the country or 1995 SCANDY WHITE
will be accepted until 5:00 W Movie Extras limoate Control alty (800)239-4959. sewer, currently a conven- build your dream home. take advantage of the 4. Johnson aazed
p.m;., E.T. on February 17. Earn $150-$300/Per Day. 3 BR, 2 BA with Garden OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba lence store with gas Priced to sell at current residential land 4Oh Johnsontick ste, galvandeth
S. 2006 at the Gulf County All Looks/Types Needed. St JO tub, .fp, 'pool, separate on 2 acres, outside shed. pumps. $1,700,000. Call' -$69,900.00 per lot. 850 n designation providing findertrollingmotr, ocat-
Human Resources Office. TV,. Music Videos, Coin- ILi eoe
SHuman Resources Office TV, Music Videos, Com- Sl*tn workshop, underground Near Wetappo Creek, Joan Lovelace (Cell 229-6100 or. 850 entitlements for devel- ed at Indian Pass Marine,
For more info, please con- miercials, Film, Print, No Rent-All, Inc. utilities in an exclusive $249,900. Joan Lovelace 527-2560) Mexico Beach" 648-4400. Bluewater opment of up to thir- $5500.334-722-2001
tact Human Resourses Di- Experience Necessary. neighborhood on almost 2 850-527-2560 Mexico Harmon Realty (800) Realty of Gulf County ty-three (33) units. Look '
record Denie Manuel Call 7 Days. 706 First Street res. 20 in to gulf. Acres. h 'Harmon Realty 239-495,9.. LLC out your oWn back door' 2003 KEYWEST. 23ft Cen-
5GulfC09-3unty 1-800-260-3949 Ext 3139 Phone 227-2112 $270k call 639-2586 or (800)239-499. "2176 HWY 98 4 Lots, onto approximately, a ter. Console with electrori-
S639-2586 orGulf County enforces a (800)29-19624 499 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, million acres of state ics, 200hp, 180 hours.
Drug-Free Workplace Poll- .." MINI-STORAGE \ PARK MODEL great possibilities for multi- FLORIDA parks and national for- Trailer included. $26,500.
cy and is an Equal, family, 183f. unobstructed HILL COUNTRY ests. Visit St. Joe Fea- call 850-762-3252
vportunity/Affimative Action p., .' -- Beacon Hill Cockies Ave. CABIN Bay View. City water& tured Propertes at:
Sportunity v Ation 2br/ba mobile hone on 12'x30' w/6'porch includes sewer. currently a conve- Landwith liveoaks and Propertesat:BAYLINE 1990 CAPRI 16
e ( p )y I I II I50x100 lot. Only 2 min. all furn and appl. located lence store with gas long-leafs, fields and JOE.callND .7", 50HP motor, walk thru
Trade- U C .- ..' a5x10 10x10 10x20 walk to beach. Owner Mo- at Rustic Sands Car,- pumps. $1,700,000. Call pines, along the rivers and call 1.86JOE.LAD windsheld, bimini top, all
THE ULF COUNTY tivated. Call Joan Lovelace ground, Mexico Beach lot Joan Lovelace (Cell bays of Northwest Florida. .coers & cushions, many
SBOARD OF COUNTY On Site Rentals 6 Days 850-527-2560 Mexico C-4 $25,000 Cabin only, 527-2560) Mexico Beach Thousands of opportuni- extra items, galvanized
'COMMISSIONERS is ac- On Site Retals 6 D Beach Harmon Realty no land 866-392-3444 or Harmon Realty (800) ties for your own farm, STJOE* trailer incl. $1,950 CALL
cetig applications for BUSINESS & NANCIAL A Wee 850-648-5767 850-648-8187 239-4959. anc terfront ropr-
ore FT 'Laborer for ou-r ..SNES ......k850-4 ty. Multiple rural lifestyle 8 9
Public Works Department. 5100-Business ASK ABOT FREE 307 12t Str opportuntes- and only WOACRESinOverstreet
Starting. salary is $10.35 Oppotunities l 1 0tre t one number to call, TWO ACRES in' Overstreet 3 S
per hour. This is a bar- 5110- Money to Lend MONTH'S RENT! S Area, just 12 miles from 8220
gaining unit(Union) posi- This charming "Old Florida Style" cottage is 3 blocks from the Gulf and 1.866.JOE.LAND the Gulf. $124,900 By own- KAYAK '04 PERCEPTION
tion with full benefits. Appli- = walking distance from downtown Port St. Joe. The house has 2 bedroom/1 or visit er. Call 734-439-1806. Fish on top, All accesso-
cations andi a complete i bath; living antd dining area open to kitchen. The beautiful yard is surrounded JOE.com/land TWO LOTS FOR SALE At ries, PLUS On top carrier
job description are avail- 510O 0 by a picket fence with an arbor leading to a brick sidewalk. Two lots total 94' IF YOU DONT KNOW St. Joseph Shores, within box and 2 wheel mover
sources Office(1000 Cecil FRANCHISE LEVEL earn- X 150 ft. The asking price for the house is $269,500 and $150,000 for JOE, YOU DON'T KNOW the beautiful Wind Mark $750. Call 647-8995
G. Costin, Sr.. Blvd., Port ing without the headaches. MEXICO BEACH Water- the adjoining lot. There is a discounted price of $399,000 for the house FLORIDA Beach Development. If in-
St. Joe), or at No franchise fee, no royal- front TH, 2/2 on canal to and lot combined. .ter.. terested call 850-647-5351
www.gulfcountygovern- ties. Call 800-359-8336 ext... Gulf, $1200mo. 850-229- F.- A W STJOE ~ I 38330 I
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20B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, February 9, 2006 Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


Story by ANNE
VALDESPINO
Illustration by MONICA
EDWARDS
Freedom News Service

Valentine's Day is almost
here. Time to pick up some
bubbly and a big bunch of
red roses. Wrong! The two
are certainly romantic, but
think again. They only go
together in our imagina-
tions. Anyone who stops
to smell those roses will
instantly realize that their
heavily perfumed scent
will obliterate the lighter-
than-air, frothy, yeasty, cit-
rusy components of a fine
Champagne.
Open the possibilities
of wine and floral pairings
and it boggles the mind.
Wine comes in many col-
ors, scents and textures,
and so do flowers. Vintages
and bouquets also cut an
image. They can be formal,
flirty, grand, whimsical,
airy or earthy. And so can
Valentine's Day celebra-
tions.
Whether you're mak-
ing a grand overture to a
longtime partner, letting a
new love know that you're
enjoying the first throes
of infatuation, planning a
party with platonic friends,
or having a bite of takeout
at home with the family,
there are wine and floral
combinations to fit every
situation.
What you could really"
use is advice from a floral
designer and a sommelier.
So, listen up. We brought
together two top-flight
representatives from both
professions: Bonny Rago,
. designer-visual director
of Bonne Fletur Florals, a
special-events company
in Costa Mesa, Calif., and
Christopher Coon, wine
director, at the Montage
Resort and Spa in Laguna ,
Beach, Calif.
We met at a flower mar-
* ket, so dur sommelier could
drink in the aromas of the
season. Then Rago came
up with: some recommen-
dations for specific occa-
sions and Coon matched
them with wines that would
bring out the best in the
flowers. Come along on our
tour and get some .inside
info from the pros on what
to shop for this Feb. 14.)
"Right now spring flow-
ers are arriving, tulips.
different kinds of roses.
There's a lot more selec-,
tion," says Rago, a small
brunette who lights up
with a girlish glee when-
ever she's around flowers.


,ose

She strolls among buckets fruits,
of blossoms. She sniffs and cherriE
sniffs but she's not pick- and s(
ing up many strong scents. of the
She reminds us that gar- som a
den flowers have much We
more powerful aromas than come
those from a grower. 'There nies, tl
just- aren't that many fra- blosso
grant flowers here today," shade:
she says. magen
Coon, a slim blond with Rag
a polished, maitre d' air, don't
buries his face in bouquet a scene
after bouquet. Like most Coc
sommeliers, he's a super- soft v
taster; that is, he picks up nium
the faintest aromas deli- You
cate nuances that elude the Blanc
rest of us mortals. "If you C h a
have a flower that doesn't that
have a lot of aroma, I can intrigue
still put a wine to it," he an Ai
says confidently. "When I G r f i
taste, I taste in color. I see Veltli
the color and then I think of becat
fruit that color. With a dry it has
Muscat from Alsace, I taste stron
purple flowers: jasmine,
lavender, light purples; but
I definitely get
a visual." w
As we
,waltz through '
the flowers,
conversation
between our two experts i
escalates into a heady May I
realm. Rago picks up a few
stems of freesia and pres-
ents them to Coon.
Coon: "It's very deli- \
cate.' /
Rago: 'I would say pep-
per."
,Coon: "Fresh corn stalk,
lemon grass, maybe a little
white pepper. I'm thinking
Pinot Blanc, which is like
Chardonnay light. It has,
qualities, of Chardonnay
but it's much more deli-
cate, sweet, herbaceous."
Lilies catch Rago's eye.
Rago: "Lilies are very
fragrant. Just two stems
on a countertop and the
whole room smells. There
are stargazers and Casa '
Blanca lilies. I don't see '
any Casa Blancas today,
but they have huge flo-
ret ; gigantic and expen-
sive, they're the Cadillac of
lilies."
Coon: "I'd do Australian
Dry Riesling because it's t ,'
got a white, blossomy qual- '
ity and it's a little lemony,
very lifted."
Then Rago spies some' '
trumpet-shaped calla lil-
ies. .
Rago: "I'm just not crazy
about them. But they do
come in all colors: white,
yellow orange and these
dark purple ones.'" .
Coon: 'I love the color. ,.
It reminds me of Dolcetto
d'Alba: black, overripe .',


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have much of
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quality.
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Rago: "God!
You got it all and
t's making me thirsty.
have a glass of wine


For Valentine's Day, treat your

sweetie to a bouquet and

matching wine with the


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We stand
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moment b\ thoughts
of the bewitching com-
bination of black roses
and a grand Italian Barolo.
It's difficult to move on,
but there are more flow.;-
ers to match. Coon sug-
gests Gew fiurztraminer to
pair with the sweet, spicy
fragrance of tuberoses and
a tropical "fruit-flavored
Carneros Chardonna\ to
match the green-banana
scent of cymbidium
orchids. And with the stur-
dy. green vegetable notes
of jonquils. Coon suggests
New Zealand Sauvignon
Blanc or a Torrentes from
Argentina.
When our sniffing tour
is over, Rago offers sage
advice on selecting flow-
ers for that special person,
and together, the two make
suggestions on bouquets
and wines that pair with
them. Read on for some
inside information.


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please?"'
Suddenly
we're standing in
front of an enormous
refrigerator. Rago opens
the door for us and we see
it's filled with tight bunch-
es of roses in every color.
She holds up pink roses
for Coon.
Coon: "It has a delicate
strawberry quality, like a
strawberry lip balm, very
lifted and high. I'd say a


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Ragoiguides
him to roses so
red they're almost
black.


Rago- "These are black
bacaras and these are black
beauties, imported from
Holland. They're really dark
and when they. open they
look like velvet. They're so
beautiful you just have to
keep gazing into them."
Coon: "And they're so fra-
grant. I've always thought
Champagne is too delicate
for red roses. These would
be perfect with Barolo,'
which has dried rose petal
and tar fragrances. It's
a strong, sweet, earthy


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my dreams come
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Love 4 Ever


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Happy Valentines
Day
to the Love of My
Life!
Love Always,
Barbara


Luv You A Whole
Bunch!
U-NO-IT
XXXOOO,
Love,
Mom


Everett Gant


Mae Alsobrook


Rusty Fordham


NaNa &
PaPa, Granny &
PaPa Keith
Happy Valentines's
Day!


Happy Valentines
Day Daddy!
Love,
Kahlan Gant


Happy Valentines
Day Mae!
We love you
Bunches!
Love, Krystal,
Matt, Chaes,
Ashley & Britton

Dalton & Hobie


Nicolas Hutchins


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