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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 16, 2006
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FOR OVER 68 YEARS


Teacher of the


Year


Port St. Joe Middle School guidance counselor Cindy Belin cradles flowers honoring her selection as Gulf County's Teacher of the Year. On
hand to observe last Wednesday's awards presentation were school board member Charlotte Pierce, center, the district's Human Resources coor-
dinator Sue Gannon and Superintendent Tim Wilder (in back.)


"We had some great candidates
this year, but I think you all will
agree, we couldn't have had a finer
representative for the county, "

Tim Wilder,
Superintendent of Schools


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Jim Belin was in the doghouse at Port St. Joe Middle School as,soon as principal
Juanise.Griffin saw Belin's guidance counselor wife, Cindy, walk through the door look-
ing stunning in a brown pantsuit.
The da\ before. Griffin had pulled Jim Belin away from his duties as Port St. Joe High
School's DCT and social studies teacher to clue him in on a little secret.
His wife, Cindy, had been chosen as Gulf County's Teacher of the Year and was being

(See TEACHER OF THE YEAR on Page 15A)


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Mapping



the Future
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Health care, economic development, edu-
cation, public safety and housing it should
be of little shock that those were the top five
issues cited by citizens in a survey late last
year.
Loretta Costin, who is chairing the coun-
ty's Strategic Planning Committee, presented
to the County Commission on Tuesday night
the broad strokes of the results from a survey
mailed to registered voters and published
in the county's newspapers in October and
November of last year.
The survey, with drop boxes for submit-
tals on both ends of the county, garnered 749
replies, just under 8 percent of the county's
roughly 9,600 registered voters.
While not a true scientific sample, possi-
bly, it was enough to provide plenty of food for
thought and future consideration on mapping
th to the county's future.
"The comments we've gotten back is that
is a pretty darn good return rate for that kind
of survey," Costin told commissioners.
The survey asked folks to rank eight
broad categories in order of importance for
a what they envisioned to be a "sustainable'
community.
In order, those issues were ranked:
No. 1 -Health Care
No. 2 Economic Development
No. 3 Education
No. 4- Public Safety
No. 5 Housing-__
No. 6 Environmental Protection
No. 7 Transportation-
No. 8 Recreational and Cultural
Opportunities
"I don't think there are any real surprises
there," Costin said.
Additionally, those who filled out the sur-
vey took full advantage of space made avail-
able to w\nte in additional comments or issues
of importance and, again, without much sur-
prise, the top three issues cited on completed
surveys were: property taxes, county-wide
voting and beach re-nourishment, all issues
which have been at the forefront of county
discussions the past year.

(See COUNTY on Page 14A)


The Twine that Bound a Community Together


This is the first article in a multi-part series
that will explore the history of Port St. Joe's
education system, from the segregation of black
ond white students in separate elementary
and high schools to integration and beyond.
TLe first installmear details the educational
contnbitions of Enile TI.ine, George
Washington High School's longest-serving and
most revered principal.

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In the. summer of 1946, 24-year-old Emile
Twine traveled north on Main Street to where
the road dead ends on Ave. G.
The street would later bear the name
of civil rights leader Martin Luther King,
Jr., a foreshadowing of change that seemed
unimaginable in 1940s Port St. Joe.
The Apalachicola Northern Railroad
tracks sliced the town into north and south,
black and white, a physical manifestation of
the town's racial divide.
In the north,,. Main Street led to a
segregated school attended by black children


Emile Twine was the principal of Port St. Joe's segregated black school, George Washington High,
from 1946 to 1964. He is 84 years old and currently lives in Virginia.


for whom King's vision of racial equality was a
distant promise.
Into this landscape, Twine arrived, dressed
in clothes befitting George Washington High
School's newest principal, a young man
whose legacy would continue years after he
said goodbye to Port St. Joe forever.
Twine had been recruited by Port St. Joe
businessman Raymond Driesbach, Sr., at a
1945 Rosenwald High School football banquet

George Washington High student George
Powe's rendering of the school's tiger mascot
appeared in the 1952 Washingtonian yearbook.


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in Panama City, where he was honored for
leading the team to a championship season.
Driesbach told Twine he was the "good
man" he'd been looking for.
A formal offer came during a telephone
conversation with Superintendent Tom
Owens, who left out a few important details.
When Twine reached the intersection of
Main Street and Ave. G, he found a small
wooden building overtaken by grass and
weeds.
"I got there all dressed up and I couldn't
see the building for the grass," remembered


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Twine, 84, who now resides in Virginia.
Inside, the school had no indoor plumbing
and was in dire need of cleaning,
Wanting to get things in orderbefore school,
began, Twine searched in vain for records and
toiled to make the building presentable, a
task that necessitated a change from business
wear to unfamiliar work clothes.
A handful of teachers who arrived early
offered their assistance as Twine silently
pondered the wisdom of his decision.
Port St. Joe had once seemed,a place of
opportunity to the Tallahassee-born Twine,
but now he wasn't so sure.
"I came up in a fairly good environment,"
said Twine. "I wasn't used to that."
George Washington High
George Washington High School began as
a two-room schoolhouse located on the right
hand side of the overpass bridge, near the
Arizona Chemical plant.
The building was relocated to Ave. G
sometime around 1940.
Willie James "Bill" McNair and sister-in-
law Gillie McNair, both 86, were. classmates at
the original school in the late 1920s.
Neither remembers the school having
a formal name, and an article in The Star
newspaper from that era identifies it only as
the "negro school."
Before the school was built, children
received instruction in an old house and a
small wooden church in the North Port St. Joe
neighborhood.
The old school accommodated grades one
through eight in two classrooms divided by a
chalkboard partition.
Three teachers comprised the staff, and
there was no principal.
Students whose parents had the
resources finished their educations in Georgia
(See TWINE on Page 10A)


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St. Joe Land Use Change, Annexation into Mexico Beach Moves Forward


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
If the St. Joe Company
thought their request to Mexico
Beach for a land use change
to permit a new proposed
development was going to be
quick and easy, St. Joe got a
surprise.
Last Tuesday, Feb. 7, the
St. Joe Company presented
their proposal to the Mexico
Beach Planning and Zoning
Board as the first official step
in getting their planned new
development underway on the
west side of town.
It took an hour and 45
minutes, two police officers,
two newspaper reporters, a
press photographer, a television
reporter, a TV cameraman, 72
people seated in the audience,
and about a dozen more
standing in the back to cover
the meeting.
That's not counting the
five Planning and Zoning Board
members plus alternates, the
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Thomas Morgan, St. Joe
Company's vice president
and general manager for Bay
County, handled the main
presentation and some of the
questions from both audience
and board members.
He had given the same
speech and slide show the
previous week to about two
dozen people in a special public
workshop, in preparation for
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development. At that
point Morgan seemed
thrown off balance and
reluctant to answer the
question.
But in contrast to the
last week's presentation, the
community hall packed with
people for this meeting, and the
atmo spherewas intense, equally
charged with opinions for and
against the development.
Morgan did not answer
nearly as many questions this
time around, allowing other
St. Joe representatives to
offer other descriptions to the
audience.
Part of the intensity of the
meeting was because John
Hedrick and several members
of the Panhandle Citizens
Coalition were at the meeting,
speaking against the St. Joe
plans. The group opposes
St. Joe developments in
general, and has been strongly
outspoken adversaries of the
St. Joe Company for several
years.
In contrast, the majority of
the 85 or so audience members
were residents or property
owners of Mexico Beach, who
seemed sincerely interested in
details of a development that
will have immense impact on
Mexico Beach.
Some of the questioning
by both audience and board
members concerned the impact
on Tyndall Air Force Base, lying
immediately west of the affected
area.
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a.m. CT until the gumbo is sold
out, which is usually around
1:30 p.m.
Last year there were over
30 contestants and more
are expected this year. The
competition takes place at
Sunset Park, on the west side
of the El Governor Motel.
Spectators can sample the
gumbos, eat BBQ sandwiches
and Brunswick stew, and wash
it all down with soft drinks,
beer and wine.
If you want to enter the
cookoff, either download
an application at www.
mexicobeach.com/cdc, under
"EventsCalendar" on Feb. 18,
or call the CDC office at 888-
723-2546.
The annual gumbo cookoff
is a fundraiser that supports
other Mexico Beach -'
"Lively" would be the
word to describe Mexico Beach's
participation in the annual
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campaign to promote healthy
lifestyles and physical activity
for Floridians.


basewaspresent atthis meeting.
However, Morgan pointed out
that military support groups
in the area had requested that
St Joe postpone its previously
proposed development plans
for the 550 acre tract until
after the 2005 BRAC hearings,
because Tyndall Air Force Base
was under consideration for
closing.
The Air Force had objected
to St. Joe's previous plans
because buildings were too tall
and interfered with the flight
patterns of the base.
St. Joe pulled the
development plans with the
understanding that when the
BRAC closures were published,
St. Joe could proceed with
other development plans on the
property.
According to Morgan, if
the request to transmit the
change of land use is approved,
Tyndall AFB will be one of
the governmental agencies
commenting on the proposed
development.
He said that Tyndall is an
ex-officio member of the Mexico
Beach Planning and Zoning
Board, and that the base is
"officially in the loop." But he
also admitted that the St. Joe
Company had not yet met with
Tyndall representatives about
this new project, that "it is not
time yet."
The overall consensus of
the Mexico Beach residents
present at the meeting was
more along the line of "better
the devil you know than the
devil you don't."
Those who spoke repeatedly
said they preferred the land to
remain untouched, but if it had
to be developed, then the St.
Joe Company was preferable
over dozens of individual


Last year the campaign
bypassed Mexico Beach, but
this year the Florida Department
of Health, sponsors of the
program, brought the campaign
through Mexico Beach on the
way to Gulf County.
Starting at the Visitor's
Center on the west end of town,
about a dozen participants,
led by Mayor Chuck Risinger,
walked down U.S. 98 to Sunset
Park, next to the El Governor
Motel.


developers.
Control over the plans
seemed to be the guiding
factor.
As stated by Planning and
Zoning Board members John
Bass and Jack Mullen, along
with residents who spoke, if
Mexico Beach agreed to the
land use change, and annexed
the property, then the St. Joe
Company would have to abide
by the rules of Mexico Beach.
"One of the benefits is
control," Mullen said. "We
don't know what Bay County
will do or will approve [for this
development]."
Bass concurred, stating
that "if we bring them into the
city, they will have to abide by
our rules."
One major concern was
height of buildings. Mexico
Beach has a maximum height
of 48 feet. Bay County allows
up to 235 feet.
Other concerns raised
by audience members were
public beach access, beach
preservation, preservation of
wetlands, density per acre,
and whether or not any of the
development would be gated.
Morgan andboard members
reminded the audience several
times that this was only the first
step, and that the only decision
to be made this night was
whether or not to recommend
that the city council approve a
land use change request this
week.
That meeting took place
after press time.
Morgan said that all these
questions would be addressed
as the development was
approved, and moved into more
detailed stages.
One full time Mexico Beach
resident asked what residents


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a proclamation, then half a
dozen brave souls participated
in the Polar Bear Swim a dive
into the frigid Gulf waters.
After a half hour to change
clothes and warm up, several
of the "polar bears" and others
continued the walk east on
U.S. 98 to the Gulf County line,
where they joined participants
from Gulf County in front of the
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of Mexico beach had to gain by
this development.
Several board members
gave individual answers, such
as the city's tax base will expand
and the development will help
with the city's infrastructure.
But all board members
agreed that what has happened
in the last several years in
Mexico Beach has not been in
the best interest of the city; that
the city did not change laws
quickly enough to control the
development sprawl and trend
toward condominiums.
City Council member
Robert Ginsberg said this was
a "very relevant question," and
asked the resident to present
the same question at the city
council meeting this week.
At the end of the meeting,
board member John Frantz said
he had a "real problem with the
word 'may' in the request for
a land use change to tourist
mixed use."
Angela Bradley, planning
manager for the St. Joe
Company, responded that St
Joe could "look at changing the
language and fleshing out the
proposals."
Frantz said he was "very
fearful. If we give blanket
approval to the tourist mixed
use designation, we are giving
a loophole for every single
building in this development to
be 48 feet."
Morgan assured him that
since height [of buildings] was
"considered sacred in Mexico
Beach," that certainly not
every building would be the
maximum height.
The motion to accept the
annexation, comprehensive
map change, and land use
change was made, seconded
and unanimously approved.
The question then moved to
the city council agenda for Feb.
14.


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Judge's Ruling Upholds Net Ban


By Ryan Burr the net.
Florida Freedom Newspapers Fisherm
Area fishermen are quick filed lawsuit
to call a recent ruling on net rules imp
bans political, amendment.
Leon County Circuit At issue
Judge Janet Ferris issued a assertion t
summaryjudgment last week, ings larger
finding that the net rules when stretch
imposed by the Florida Fish The agency 1
and Wildlife Conservation to limit net
Commission "had sufficient inches becat
rational basis." have shown
A summary judgment inch nets cat
does not involve a hearing, amount of fi,
The lead plaintiff in the Another
case, Ronald Fred Crum of nets is the n
Panacea, said he would ask they are mac
the judge to rehear the case degradable r
because he doesn't think she entangle dol
understood a fundamental marine life.
part of their argument. But fisher
"She compared (our case) nets with s
to us asking for a 3-inch net," kill smaller
Crum said. it harder for
He explained that legal fish, pa
the Wakulla Commercial Crum said i
Fisherman's Association, hearing tha
another plaintiff in the case, restrictions,
-never asked for a certain size lion pounds
net but did request nets that to market in
allow them to catch the type mated 98 mi
of fish they want while mini- are also caug
mizing bycatch. Crum
"The constitutional the net size
(amendment) is a net limita- September
tion, not a net ban to ban gill District Cou
nets, which is what the judge Tallahassee
said," Crum claimed. cuit court ru
That amendment, and Frankli
approved by voters in 1994, found the 1
prohibited the use of gill and unconstitutic
entangling nets in Florida hearing, he s
waters. It also banned nets time the rule
larger than 500 square feet constitutional
from nearshore and inshore the rules fo
waters. All of those nets are small fish ne
rectangular, and a gill net What tro
has a mesh exceeding 2 inch- most in the
es when stretched. The larger is that the
spacing causes the gills of a has no over
fish to become entangled in is making a r


Annual Sacred


Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement will host its
annual event, "Sacred Harp
Singing" or "Shaped Notes,"
in the historic Old Mennonite
Church on the Settlement
grounds. Feb. 18, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. with lunch break.
Free Admission. If you
never attended this kind
of traditional southern "A
Cappella" singing, you are in


for a treat. Dr
The Panhl
Settlement is a
documenting r
Florida since t1
It is located i
Park, about 1
the intersection
and' Hwy. 20.
20 west out o
Look for signs
Park. Turn n


en have since
:s fighting state
lementing the

e is the FWC's
hat net open-
than 2 inches,
hed, are illegal.
has said it chose
openings to 2
use FWC studies
that 2- and 3-
tch a comparable
sh by the gills.
problem with gill
monofilament line
de of, a non-bio-
naterial that can
phins and other

ermen argue that
mailer openings
fish and make
r them to catch
rticularly mullet.
n the December
t, with the net
for every 7 mil-
of fish brought
Florida, an esti-
illion juvenile fish
ght and die.
has challenged
rules before. In
1998, the First
irt of Appeal in
struck down cir-
ilings in Wakulla
n counties that
994 amendment
onal. This latest
said, was the first
es were fought on
al grounds that
rce them to kill
eedlessly.
doubles Crum the
ruling, he said,
FWC apparently
sight. "The FWC
rule equivalent to


what the Florida Legislature
would do," he said. "I want to
see if this is a fourth branch
of government."
If Judge Ferris won't
rehear the case, Crum said
he would attempt to bypass
the First District Court of
Appeal in Tallahassee so the
Florida Supreme Court can
hear the dispute.
Kenyon Gandy of Buddy
Gandy Seafood in Panama
City also called Ferris' ruling
political.
He said that the Coastal
Conservation Association of
Florida, which was one of
the lead agencies collecting
signatures in 1994 to get the
amendment passed, consisted
of private recreational fisher-
men who were trying to keep
more fish for themselves.
"They drove this thing
like a political campaign ...
but they can't prove con-
servation or environmental
destruction," Gandy said
Ted Forsgren, executive
director of the association,
said Friday that there was
evidence that gill and entan-
gling nets, as well as nets
greater than 500 square feet,
were causing overkill.
"The overkill was pri-
marily of bait fish," Forsgren
said.
His association was one.
of 18 state conservation and
recreational fishing organiza-
tions to support the amend-
ment, he added. That rec-
reational fisherman were
hoarding fish stocks is "not
a good argument," Forsgren
said, because the organiza-
tion "advocated adopting
rules for recreational fisher-
man, as well."


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Legislation Filed to l, Owxm A

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Protect Free Speech


Legislation has been filed for the 2006
Legislative Session that will make it harder
for plaintiffs to bring invasion of privacy
lawsuits that punish free speech. This
legislation will correct abuses that have
recently arisen under Florida law and will
protect the free flow of truthful information
to the public.
Over two hundred years ago, prior
to the American Revolution, English law
applicable in the Colonies allowed damages
to be awarded merely for publishing
Words that were harmful to reputation.
truth was not a defense. To the contrary,
some courts followed the maxim that "the
greater the truth of the statement, the
greater the libel." Fortunately, American
juries, state legislators and, ultimately, the
tfS. Supreme Court rejected this form of
Suppression of free speech, and today all
speech about matters of public concern is
protected by the First Amendment unless
it is shown to be false, ,the product of the
fadult of the publisher, and the cause of
actual injury.
Yet, the law applied by some state
courts in Florida ignores this historic
4nd important evolution of free speech
protection and reverts to early English
libel law that placed little value on the
publication of truthful information. In
falsee light" invasion of privacy lawsuits,
plaintiffs seek damages for publication of
truthful information from which the public
might draw false conclusions about the
plaintiff. The suits are disturbing because
any person can use them to punish the
publication of truthful information and,
worse, to deter the future publication of
truthful information.
4: In a recent case, the Pensacola News
Journal was sued for false light invasion
of privacy based on an article that the
plaintiff claimed implied he murdered his
wife during a hunting trip. The plaintiff
never disputed that he had fatally shot his
wife but contended the newspaper's use
of the phrase "shot and killed" implied
murder. The article stated in a subsequent
paragraph that authorities had determined
that the shooting was a hunting accident.
Although each sentence in the story was
true and based entirely on public records,
the plaintiff claimed the article placed him
in a "false light," or, more accurately, placed
him in a "bad light." The jury accepted the,
argument and entered a verdict against the
newspaper for $18.28 million dollars. The


case is now on apped.
Other cases filed around the state b\
a variety of plainmffs also seek millions
or even billions of dollars., in damages for
articles and television broadcasts that are
entirely true and based '-n information
taken from public records, but that are
claimed to convey false and defamatory
implications.
These lawsuits, often leveled against
newspapers and other media, can also
be directed at anyone who publishes
truthful information. All persons and
businesses must now prepare to litigate
the impression that may be created by the
truthful reporting of the contents of public
records. For example, businesses that use
public records to compile information for
potential employers or to supply financial
institutions with credit reports may be
sued for the impression created by their
reports. In a case in Maryland, a hospital
security guard sued his employer for
truthful statements made by other hospital
employees concerning actions he took
to restrain a patient and which led to his
termination. The court dismissed that
claim because the statements were found
to be true, but had that same case arisen in
Florida, it might still be pending today.
The United States Supreme Court,
courts throughout the nation, and even
most courts in Florida have recognized
for many years that the "false light" tort
is easily misused by plaintiffs seeking .to
punish speech about public matters. This
has led many states to reject these lawsuits
or to tighten the requirements for bringing
them.
In a similar, bipartisan effort to
correct this growing problem in Florida,
Senator Rod Smith (D-Gainresville), has
filed a bill (SB 1346) that will clarify the
requirements for bringing. a false light
lawsuit. Representative David Simmons
(R-Altamonte Springs), Chairman of the
House Judiciary .Committee, likewise is,
supporting a proposed committee bill to
do the same thing.
These bills will ensure that truthful
speech is protected against "false light"
claims just as effectively as it is protected
against libel claims. This not only will
.protect legitimate reporting by journalists
and the right of the public to news and
information, it also will protect individuals
and businesses that publish truthful
information as a part of their businesses.


Yogi Headed Up Our Games

ST-he \Viiter OIlp: ire on us aalll I don't exactly know
Where Turi-n. Italy. is I'd ne er heard of it until they landed" tiis
S\irS -iiirse I'cd nver heard of Nagaro. Japan, either
tlif I111-l thr- skirs showed Up tllerei r1 1,99S. And I could-, say the
Ssaime Ior Lillc-hairinnmr anid Sarajevo an-d Grenoble..
Lake Placid in 1T-i0 is thel one I remember the best And that
WLiaS I,-( : )it of a hIo(:key a -ie.
I belit\e_ rhi- i_ the twenrtieth winter Cl-vinpics to be held in
the "modern era". To make sure we understand the prestigious
and serious nature of these contests they designate them by
Roman numerals. Our own Super Bowl "borrowed" this idea for much the same reason.
Now, we're only up to XX because they just hold these things every four years. I don't know
if they can't find enough snow, athletes, host countries or honest judges to have this thing every
winter! Money might be a consideration. The opening ceremonies at this year's games ran about
eighteen million dollars! And that's before they shot the first biathlon!
Back home we held our winter Olympics every year. And them opening ceremonies didn't cost
nothing! We didn't have to "account" for fancy flags, flashing lights, matching head gear or live
performances by "Cool and the Gang."
Mostly our games sprang up out of boredom. And one of Yogi's brilliant ideas!
We didn't get much snow. When we did our "Olympic game" was mostly snow ball fights and
free-for-alls. We learned quickly that a good sized rock in the center of a snow ball added to the
distance, accuracy and fire power of your missile. The free-for-all came after a couple of folks got
pelted upside the head with a "loaded" snow ball and they dropped all pretense of "playing" and
went after the culprit with blood in their eyes and mayhem in their hearts.
Our games were not limited by referees, judges, time clocks or international rules
We mostly kept score by who didn't get killed. The trick to our bobsledding contest was not
staying on the course. That was the easy part. We got a running start up on top of that big hill on
Forest Avenue just down from Ricky Hale's house and the curbs on either side of the road kept
us from hopping up on the sidewalks. Slowing down once you got over the crest of the hill was
a minor annoyance. And this -situation was worsened in direct proportion to how much ice had
glazed over the asphalt. But the real problem here was avoiding any cars that might be coming
down N. Main Street about the same time you rocketed through the intersection!
I can still vividly remember the incredible look on Mrs. Gordon Featherstone's face when we
appeared on the Forrest Avenue side of her old Studebaker with our bobsled hurdling along at
mach 1. We had it tilted up on one rail in an effort to get it at least "sideways" to the Studebaker
so as to avoid the head on collision. .'Course, I bet you Mrs. Featherstone carried to her grave the
memory of the look on four near-'bout-frightened-to-death little boys faces as we tried to maneuver
the front runners on that Western Flyer sled!
We didn't care nothing about awards back in those days. There were no flags waving. No
national anthems playing in the back ground. But when I picked myself up out of Mr. Charlie
Mitchell's front yard, realized that I could walk, my teeth were still in place, both arms worked and
the knot on my forehead wasn't too big---I knew we had had us a gold medal run!
Before I could check on Ricky, Yogi and Hollis Mrs. Featherstone suddenly loomed over me.
"Son, what a foolish stunt! I know you are one of those Colbert boys! Which one are you?"
As I broke and ran for the safety of the hedge beside Mr. Charlie's, I hollered back over my
shoulder, "I'm Leon!"
We did have to improvise a little in the years when we didn't get any snow. We thought we were
going to have to cancel the downhill skiing portion of our Olympics until Yogi tied the roller skates
to the bottom of the Washington apple crate slats. This time we got up on that big high hill behind
Everette's Lake. And if you could avoid the larger rocks and the trees it was a pretty good run to
the bottom. We usually "skied" until someone broke something or we couldn't stop the bleeding.
We played ice hockey when the lake froze over. We used sticks for Pticks. And a crumpled up
Calumet Baking Soda can for a puck. But none of us were "great shakes" as hockey players. A fight
always broke out waB before we could skate from one goal to the other.
We tried curling. But there wasn't enough action to hold a twelve year olds attention. VWe ended
up balling up Arlo Cunningham into a ight wad and "curling", him across the ice.
As we got a little older the best winter Olympic game we had was "hood riding". Just after any
type of snow, we'd tie a '56 Chevrolet hood to the back of Diane Stoner's old Dodge pick-up and
as Jackie Gleason would say, "awwwaaaay we go!" We'd borrow a fifty foot tope from the volunteer
fire hall so we could really "stretch out" behind the truck. Diane always drove like she was going to
a fire and we'd bounce across ditches, through fields, slide sideways across the road, knock down
saplings as big as your leg.... We usually "hooded" until someone broke something or we couldn't
stop the bleeding.
I saw this event in the Olympics last night where a competitor lays down on a tiny sled on his
back---about three inches off the ice---and slides down this great big hill at a speed approaching a
hundred mile per hour....Whew! Me and Ricky Lynn and Hollis are just thankful to God that Yogi
didn't think of that one back in January of 1959! /


R Go The Distance
S: by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Tardy New Year's Resolutions
Whywe waste our time with So leave New Year's an
NewYear's resolutions remains the month preceding it and tl
one of those mysteries that .days immediately following -
belong on the shelf alongside bowl games, leaving Februar
the Loch Ness Monster and the the month to celebrate tl
celebrity of Paris Hilton, whose surfacing of the groundhog,
lone talent well, someone will the time for resolutions.
have to explain. I'll offer two pieces
In any case, if New Year's evidence, though Perry Maso
resolutions were made with might not argue this case.
qual doses of reality and The first is "Step I
conviction it seems safe to Florida," the state's thi
hypothesize that Dr. Phil would annual effort to get people
b out of a job, which would off their rear ends and on the
e-present a giant leap forward feet, at least for a mile or tw
for mankind., before the recliner beckon
At least Dr. Phil, who has again.
become the PG version of Jerry The rationale for "Sti
Springer, would be relegated Up Florida" is grounded in t
to such foolishness as playing New Year's resolution concept
"Love Doctor" for Paula Abdul, to be healthier, exercise moi
for whom the only sage advice eat better and cut out the ma
for meeting a potential mate vices we Americans can find
would be to ditch the idiotic shorten our lives while medic
American Idol gig which is only science works to lengthen o
a stumble up from the L.A. lives atthe cost of an affordab
Lakers cheerleader job which health care system.
launched her to, er, fame. Such as the television


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The county-by-county trek
that .this "Step Up Florida"
travels represents a nifty bit of
public awareness, but once it
passes by your town or county
with, for one example, a
Polar Swim thrown in for good
measure by the fine folks in
Mexico Beach too many leave
, the better health idea in the
dust of their footsteps.
It me reminds of the
late Oscar Redd, who always
treated the Relay for Life for
cancer research and awareness
as a year-long crusade. Oscar,
bless his soul, never forgot for
one day the toll cancer took bn
lives and family and the Relay
for Life was never a 24-hour
event but a 365-day-a-year
passion.
For Oscar, cancer
awareness was part of his
DNA until the day he passed
last year.
The effort to curtail the
prevalence of diabetes, heart
disease, lung disease, cancer
and the assorted aches and
pains of life should hardly be
a one-stop affair as the "Step
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That seems a concept lost
on too many of us and we pay
for it, not just in shorter life
spans but in doctor's visits
and medical bills and the loss
of quality of life.
We treat the warnings
about proper health and bad
habits the same way smokers
consider the warnings on
cigarette packs or drivers
yellow traffic signals: as-
something to be ignored.
"Step Up Florida" is a fine
ad campaign which largely
preaches to the choir, while
the Porky Pigs among us -
and some could rightly argue
I belong in that pen go on
acting as if we'll get around to
better health when time, space
and resolve permits.
My other piece of evidence
in the case for February
resolutions is the recent
honoring of Teacher of the Year
and Employee of the Year for
Gulf District Schools.
Congratulations to Cindy
Belin and Sherron Miller, this
year's honorees, whosereaction
to the news of their recognition
emotional, joyful, heartfelt
humility and "it's all about the
kids" makes such awards
much more meaningful, so
worthwhile.
At the same time, it should
make the rest of us ashamed.


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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces.
The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


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While these awards are
deserved and appropriate,
teachers and school employees
deserve so much more.
It is a sign of our times that
the governor is finally getting
around to devoting dollars
toward addressing teacher
recruitment, teacher housing
and similar issues only after
. spending tens of millions
implementing a statewide
standardized test which in
the final analysis has no real
chance of actually assessing
the teaching which is going on
within the walls of our public
schools.
If there is a profession out
there which' receives shorter
shrift than teaching, given the
depth of the responsibility
of molding young minds,
heck the .future, it would be a
monumental task to identify
it.
Particularly, if sound bites
are any gauge, if you happen to
be Paris Hilton.
With the rules of education
changing as often as dish
towels, with teachers now
serving as parents, babysitters
and counselors as well as
educators in far too many
cases, with a generation of
"entitlement" youth arriving
in the schools and a pay scale
that defines "vow of poverty,"


it is no wonder that there is
a shortage of quality teachers
in Florida and across the
country.
While at the same -time
this country is losing to others
around the globe its previously-
enjoyed advantages in math,
sciences, arts and technology.
skills.
We are 'beginning to fall
behind so many countries
in these areas that America
is beginning to resemble the
Kansas City Royals of Major
League baseball perpetually
playing catch up.
The world is becoming
flatter by the day, a bestselling
book attests, and yet in this
increasingly competitive world
we treat teachers in too many
instances as if they were
afterthoughts, not worthy of
consideration for the pay and
stature that came with the
job when, for example, this
country was founded.
That is a sad state of affairs
and worthy of a resolution to
facilitate a turnaround.
That turnaround doesn't
need to start on Jan. 1 or
during the month. of February.
It just needs to start, for
as of yesterday, the effort was
tardy.


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Dream ?
Where are your chil-
dren and grandchildren
going to live? If you hope
that your children will live
here in Gulf County as
many previous homeown-
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ter think again.
Most all children will
have to move to another
county or state when they
want a home. From the
beautiful countryside of
Wewa to the beaches, all
new residences, all deeds
transferred on any prop-
erty will be appraised the
same as if you were an
investor from Atlanta. The
3% rule will apply only
after the new appraisal,
which means huge prop-
erty taxes in parts of the
county that have escaped
a good portion of dealing
with the new increases.
We have four children
and already two have left.
the county and the remain-
ing two want to stay here
after graduation but do
not see how. I do not know
about everyone else but
it is nice to have. family
around. We escaped here
after almost thirty years of
Atlanta overgrowth, bum-
per to bumper and huge
crime rates. My family fell
in love with the commu-
nity and the people in it.
The location is great but
it was the caring people
that attracted us. We went
to Church one Sunday
before deciding to move
and I remember two dis-
tinguished senior citizens'
telling me that this is a
great little town to be poor
in. They have since left
and this community is not
so inexpensive anymore.
Increase in proper-
ty taxes affects everyone
including people who do
not own property. As a
business building owner
you have to pass on the
tax increase to your cus-
tomers (that means you).
Haircuts, Gas, Bread, Milk,
anything and everything
you buy in this county will
cost you more, it's just a-
matter of time.
The milla.ge rate


You can not mak
the people happy un
you get a real budget
ated by an outside ag
showing the true cost
run this county, stop
unnecessary and wa
spending and refund
property owners the


dropped but the taxes ierence ueiuic o'ptLcu
increased. Property taxes Yes, you read it corre
have doubled over the refund every taxpayer
last two years for what- difference collected
ever reason and at this the amount required
pace imagine what they really run this count
will be (if you are still here) is legal and has been
when your children want before.
to have their own home. So my challenge t
The American Dream is the commissioners is
slipping away from all of this, and you will be
us and it is difficult to heroes and probably
understand why. in-office as long as you
A. home in 1999 stand it. In the mean
that was appraised at I hope I do not hav
$150,000 was receiving hear about any more
county services the same ple leaving the county
as it is today when the businesses closing di
appraisal has soared to the taxes being so hig
over $450,000. The only Hanging on to hop
way the new appraisal can Jim Garth
benefit the homeowner is Port St Joe
if he decides to sell and
move. Who wants to move Dear Editor:
and if-so where would you In the January
go? This has been and edition, you published
should continue to be the letter from Tom Sen
greatest place to live. regarding excess sper
So why the new prop- in our projected Co
erty taxes? Why does it budget and took
cost more to live here further step of sanctic
in taxes than it does in the premises and rese
Bay county or even Dade presented in his letter
county in Miami. Check referencing them in
it out folks, it is all true. editorial column. Sh
We are the second high- on you and the w
est county paying prop- for such shoddy rese
erty tax in the entire state and -for twisting num
per person. Compared to to support preconce
Bay and Dade counties, do thoughts and/or agent
you think they have better For example Mr. Sen
county services than we used the 2000 ce
do? You bet they do! population statistics
All respect due all of our determine his sper
County Commissioners, estimates. Why w
they have a tiger by the you use 2000 popular
tail and were unprepared number 'and a
for the growth and all the budget to determine
challenges it brings. It is capital (person) spen
not easy being an elected when population estinm
official, if you say no you are available from
make some people upset State of Florida via a
and if you say yes, you minute Internet sea
make people upset. For the record, accord
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to the Florida Legislative
Office on Economic and
Demographic, the current
population estimate for
Gulf County is 16,597.
This estimate is 3,265
or 24.48% more people
than the 2000 Census
and the numbers used by
Mr. Semmes to calculate
his spending per capital.
When you use the current
number average spending
per person decreases
almost $200 per person.
Mr. Semmes' county
comparison design is
also severely flawed as he
compares Gulf County to
large metropolitan counties
and small non-growth
counties and dismisses
our neighboring Franklin
County (which spends
more than $200 per person
than Gulf County) as a
"unique situation." Wrong
again. Tom, Franklin
County is exactly who.
we should be compared
to and to .a lesser extent
Walton County. These
coastal counties are most
similar to Gulf County, as
they too have experienced
high population growth,
exponential 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 rapidly
changing County and
growth. Regarding your
assertion that you haven't
seen the infrastructure
improvements, you
apparently have not visited
our community and school
athletic fields, our boat
ramps and parks, along
with road projects and
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improvements.
I don't like paying
taxes anymore than the
next guy, but they are
necessary to support
services and growth. I
share the opinion that our
Commissioners should
be fiscally conservative,
but per capital spending
is not the best measure
of that approach in Gulf
County, given the small
county size, the great flux
in property values and 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
creating an environment
where our local economy
can flourish and for doing
a good job overseeing
current growth.
I encourage all of you
to continue to be good
stewards of our money
and ask that you don't
become distracted by the
do nothing nay sayers or
people seeking personal
gain.
Jim McKnight,
Wewahitchka, FL


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What Have We REALLY Learned From Hurricanes?


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
What You Don't Know Can
Hurt You
In the past 12 years,
Marshall Nelson, Director of
the Gulf County Emergency
Management Office, recalls
only three phone calls asking
him about the hazards of
building a house at the
water's edge.
"Only one lady has asked
about erosion in the Stump
Hole area on Cape San Blas.
It just doesn't happen," said
Nelson "I don't understand
how people think."
Nelson wishes more
people would conduct their
own research into the pros
and cons of building near
the Gulf, including asking
questions in his office. But


the only question he gets
about construction is from
potential homeowners asking
where they can position
their house according to the
Coastal Construction Control.
Line.
Primary control over
waterfront construction is
determined by' the Coastal
Construction Control Line
(CCCL).
The CCCL is part of
Florida's Beach and Shore
Preservation Act, and
protects Florida's beaches
and dunes from imprudent
construction that would
jeopardize the beach/dune
system, accelerate erosion,
threaten upland structures
and property, and interfere
with public beach access,
while still allowing reasonable
use of private property.


Construction activities
seaward of the control line
are not prohibited, but must
meet special siting and design
criteria.
The CCCL defines an area
of extreme impact during
major storm events that do
not occur often, but which
inevitably impact the coast on
a fairly predictable basis.
This area is subjected
to extremely deep water
during a hurricane, with very
destructive waves expected
to rise above the "still water"
elevation, smashing into the
shore and against structures
built along it, and removing
vast amounts of sand.
Location, Location
The impact of the siting,
or location, of all planned
structures in a project on


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the beach/dune system
is a primary concern. The
structures should be designed
to minimize impact to the
dune system by being placed
landward of the landward
"toe" of the primary dune.
Enough room should be
allowed so the dune system
can move naturally.
Both direct and
cumulative impacts of any
project on the beach/dune
system are considered when
working within the CCCL.
Direct impacts are
changes in the system that
alter the natural process of
the system, resulting in a


potential or actual loss of sand
from the beach or dunes.
Cumulative impacts are
caused by projects of a similar
nature constructed on nearby
sites.
The least damaging
impact to the beach/dune
system from major structure
such as a single-family or
multi-family residence, is
achieved by building on
pilings. This elevates the
structure so the bottom of
the lowest horizontal support
of the bottom floor is at or
above the breaking wave
crest, minimizing resistance
to coastal floodwaters during


a storm.
Slab on-grade and
extensive use of other
impervious surfaces should be
avoided because they inhibit
growth of vegetation and
natural dune dynamics, may
accelerate the loss of sand,
and may increased flooding
and structural damage
landward of the structure.
Any runoff from impervious
surfaces should be contained
or disposed of landward of
the frontal dune line.
Clearing and leveling of
the beach/dune area other

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Hurricane

than the minimal amounts
needed for building are not
recommended. Restoration
of damaged areas caused by
construction is required.
How Did It Get There?
In order to set the CCCL,
historical weather data,
including past hurricanes
that have affected the area,
tide cycles, erosion trends,
upland topography, and
existing vegetation and
structures are all evaluated
by engineering models
and scientific principles to
determine the upland limits
of a 100-year coastal storm.
While the state sets
the wind zones that govern
construction, each county
can make its codes more
stringent. Gulf County has set
a 140 mile per hour standard
throughout the county, the
most stringent wind code of
any Florida county
"After the 2005 hurricane
season there was very minimal
damage to new homes," said
Lee Collinsworth, assistant
building official for Gulf
County. "None of the newer
homes built to the stricter
codes were damaged."
Accordingto Collinsworth,
under the stricter standards,
concrete pilings are sunk 30-
40 feet into the sand so they
won't undermine.
"Itis alotmore expensive,"
said Collinsworth, "but it
shows it is worth it after the
storm." .
But, Nelson added,
the extra cost is minimal.
when spread over a 30-year
mortgage, especially when
the homeowner does not have
to rebuild or even repair after
every major storm.
Additionally, Gulf County
requires that buildings along-
the CCCL have the bottom
floor one foot above the FEMA
flood map.,
When the FEMA flood
maps change, the CCCL is
moved to reflect the new FEMA
data. According to 'Nelson,.
the CCCL is constantly
changing. And when a beach
is renourished, FEMA runs an
aerial view of the new beach
and readjusts the control line
seaward, to reflect the newly
added beach.
Gulf County is currently
trying to get FEMA to review
its'flood maps again because
lots of areas marked as flood
zones are areas of the county
that have never flooded.
"They just didn't spend,
the money to really look at
the land the last time they
updated the maps, said


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Nelson. "They didn't think the
land would be developed, but
now it's changing so quickly
they need to reappraise it."
Both Nelson and
Collinsworth have advice for
new homeowners and those
who want to build along the
shoreline.
Collinsworth wants
people to be careful what they
buy. "Normally when they
come to us, the lot is already
purchased and they just come
for building permits. We can't
say much."
He wants people to ask
questions, especially of the
building department. All the
information in the building
department is in the public
domain, so he cautioned
homeowners to check
previous owners' permits to
see if illegal or unpermitted
additions have been added to
an existing home
As a native of Port St.
Joe, Collinsworth has lived
around water his entire life.
"I have never seen the kind
of damage as we had in -.the
2004-05 hurricane seasons,"
he said. "Opal was bad, but
not like this. If people could
see what water does, they
would not question our codes
at all."
Nelson wishes new
homeowners would do their
homework by talking to
neighbors and locals. "We
do give them government
information, but we can't tell
them our opinions,'he added.
He wants people to
questionreal estate companies
about specific hazards,.
like flooding, then get the
information in writing.
"Read all of your
documents very carefully
before signing anything,"
he warned. "Get copies
before closing and read them
carefully. Most people don't."
Nelson also believes that
the CCCL is not working.
"The- value of property and
the desire of people wanting
to live fright at the water has
overwhelmed all the federal
roadblocks to prevent people
from building in the area,"
mused Nelson. "Now I don't
think it can be stopped it's
out of control. People want to
walk out their back door and
right down to the water and
they want it flat, but they are
going to really pay for it."
Gulf County's coastal
construction control line was
reestablished in March of
2002.


5Lastweek this series covered
stormscaping, or landscaping
to minimize wind damage. The
following additional information
on stormscaping will assist
homeowners in choosing trees
and building windbreaks that
will help mitigate hurricane
winds and protect homes.

Hurricane Preparations
and Aftercare for Trees
> Get trees trimmed well
in advance of storms. Do it
annually.
> Lay garden arches on
the ground if they are not well
anchored. The vines growing on
them will fare much better on
the ground where the wind is
mirurial.
> After the sto:rmr strind
upright .ani, tree's- on c'.ran One ,of
the biggest irista.kes ni..,de after
htLrnicanet is neglecuipl downedul
trees that couldtl he saved.
Often do'Aned trees are toc,
large to stand upright without
equipment. If you have to wait
for help, pouIt burlap or ,,oil un
the roots to keep them damp


until help arrives.
> Carefully stake small
trees before any storms.
> After the hurricane, check
the roots of plants still standing.
They'may have blown around so
much that the soil is hollowed
out at the base. Cover the roots
with soil as soon as possible.
Then alternate watering and
more soil until all the air pockets
around the roots are filled.
Be sure to keep the soil
at its original level, not piled
up around the roots. Any soil
piled around the base of the
plant higher than it was before
the storm, can rot the stem or
trunk
If ,io'u don't have lime to
tind some soil. Lust utse Lait
clippings The point is to : er
the roots .vs soon as possible so,
their" dontt get siunburred
> Test ,our plants to see
w'hi:h are dead and a which are
ah. e Scratch some bark off
a branch if you see green
underneath, the plant is alive
This r.orks on shrubs and trees
Do NOT scratch the bark of


palms because it does NOT grow
back.
> Water any plants damaged
by salt water with fresh water as
soon as possible, to wash salt
from the soil. Afterwards, water
them more frequently than other
plants.,
> Trim any shrubs, and
groundcovers that look bad. Pay
no attention to normal trimming
times. Cut back anything that
looks bad EXCEPT palms.
> Fertilize carefully with a
mild, slow release blend. Harsh
fertilizers can hurt damaged
roots. If roots are badly damaged,
let the plant recover for a few
months before fertilizing
> Move shade plants
that are getting too much sun.
Shade gardens may be exposed
to too much sun if the trees that
\',ere shading therni are gone i.r
leafless.
> Remove any dangerous
tree branches
> Care for damaged trees.
> Remove dangerous trees
> Take care of your palms.
The bud of the plant is the sptke


that grows out of the center. It
is the most delicate part of the
palm. If it is broken, the palm
may die. Treat it gently.
> Be careful with the trunks
of palms. If they are damaged,
they do NOT heal Insects and
diseases can enter through any
cut.
> Leave the brown fronds
on palms until they fall off.
Palms still receive nutrients
from them. .
> Have patience with your.
palms. They qften take longer to
heal than other types of trees.
> Watch out for Old World
Cli-mbing Fern This is an
invasi.e exotic plant that spreads
so aggressively it can smother
%whule forests. Since it is spread
primarily b\ wind, hurricanes
can increase its range. It is very
difficult to get nd of once it is
established.
Australian pines and
melaleuca are two invasive trees
that are also spread by wind in
south-central parts of Florida.


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Smothering defense and
up-tempo offense were clear
indicators the Port St. Joe
High School boys' basketball
team is in playoff mode.
The Sharks won the pro-
gram's 13th straight district
title by dominating Liberty


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Port St. Joe (18-9) will host
Blountstown (8-15) at 7 p.m.
on Thursday in "The Dome."
Port St. Joe was simply
the best team in District 4-


2A all year and last week's
tournament only provided an
exclamation point.
A suffocating defense
which allowed Liberty County
just eight field goals paved
the way in the semifinals and
a 30-point fourth quarter
swamped West Gadsden in
the final.
"We are playing good
defense," said Port St. Joe
coach Derek Kurnitsky. "We
make defense fun. We work
on it in practice, we talk
about, we preach it.
"If we play team defense
and move the ball around on
offense we will be success-
ful."
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Port St. Joe 65,
Liberty County 22
In their last meeting, at
Liberty County, the Sharks
escaped with a three-point
win but the district semifinal
was never in doubt as Liberty
County could not manage
double-digits in scoring in
any single quarter.
The game was over early,
with the Sharks building a
24-6 first quarter advantage
which turned into a 51-10.
halftime deficit and produced
a running clock in the second'


half under the mercy rule.
"We were focused and
ready to play," Kurnitsky
said. "We were very moti-
vated. We played great on
defense. If we are going to go
far in the playoffs we know
we are going to have to stop
people."
Ash Parker had a team-
high 14 points with Arsenio
Sanders chipping in 12
points.
Kelly Miller and Rashard
Rouse had eight points apiece,
Mike Quinn added six, Zach
Lee five, Billy Martin four,
Daniel Welch and Ricardo
Clemmons three and Matt
Gannon two.
Saturday, Feb. 11
Port St. Joe 68,
West Gadsden 31
West Gadsden was with-
in closing distance in the dis-
trict final until a fourth-quar-'
ter'demolition by the Sharks,
who out-scored the visitors
30-4 in the final period.
"It's playoff time,"
Kurnitsky said. "That's tradi-
tion, winning the district. You
want to win so you can play
,at home in the first round of
the. regional."
Miller' let the way with
a game-high 21 points with


Rouse, hitting consistently
from beyond the 3-point arc,
adding 17 points.
Lee added five points,
Parker, Larry, Quinn and
Welch four points apiece,
Gannon and Tyrone Dawson
three points each .and


Clemmons one.
Parker also had eight
rebounds and Larry held'
West Gadsden's. top-scorer,
Larry Jackson, averaging 22
points a game, to just eight
points.


Lady Sharks Advance in Regional


With a dominating first
quarter the Port St. 'Joe High
School girls' basketball team
set a tempo which visiting
Sneads could not answer and
the Lady Sharks coasted to a
76-47 Region 1-2A quarterfi-
nal win last Thursday night.


The. win put the Lady
Sharks (17-5) on the road for
a Tuesday match-up at Ponce
de Leon (22-5) in a regional
semifinal which was not over
by press time. *
A victory over Ponce .de
Leon would advance the Lady


Sharks to the regional final
against the Cottondale-West
Gadsden winner at 7 p.m.
Saturday at Port St. Joe High
School.'
Against Sneads, the Lady
Sharks opened on fire, out-
scoring the Lady Pirates 22-5
in the first eight minutes to
build what would turn out to
be an insurmountable lead.
Port St. Joe Coach Kenny
Parker, substituting freely
from his, deep and athlet-
ic bench, steadily expanded
the lead over the final three

periods,, as the Lady Sharks
dominated the boards, played
sticky defense and received
points from nine players.
Gekeela Clemmons led
the way with a game-high 18
points. Clemmons was also
strong on the boards and
produced a flurry of pinpoint
passes to set up easy buck-
ets for her teammates in the
paint.
The Ashabrariner sis-
ters, Jae (16 points) and Jera
(13 points), combined for 29
points, primarily from the
perimeter as the Lady Sharks
hurt Sneads inside and out.
Samone Smiley and
Rachel Parker pitched in with
six points. apiece and Tiara
Pryor added five points.
Marquisia ; Clemmons,
Tayler Byrd and Angelica


Driesbach each scored four
points.
District 2-4A Champions
The Lady Sharks ,entered
the regional tournament after
clinching the District 2-4A
title in Wewahitchka on Feb.
2-4.
In the semifinals, Port
St. Joe thoroughly controlled
Liberty County in a 56-27
victory, allowing' double-digit
points in just one period
while producing another bal-
anced offensive effort.
The Lady Sharks -were
up 16-4 after one period and
Liberty County got no closer
than the 29-15 halftime mar-
gin.
Gekeela Clemmons stood
tall again by nearly out-scor-
ing Liberty County herself,
putting in 22 points.
.Jae Ashabranner was
also in double-digits with 12
points.,
Byrd had eight points,
Smiley added four points and
Driesbach and Marquisia
Clemmons had three points
apiece.
Jera Ashabranner and
Parker each scored two
points.
The district champion-
ship game was a tighter affair
until the Lady Sharks out-
scored West Gadsden by 16


points in the final period to
secure a 78-71 victory, 'the
title and the right to host the
regional quarterfinal.
West Gadsden started
quickly in opening .a 17-11
lead after one' quarter and
padded the lead bver the next
16 minutes heading into the
final period.
But the Lady Sharks
erupted for 30 points in the


final quarter in coming from
behind for the district cham-
pionship. '
Gekeela Clemmons led
all scorers with 36 points
with Byrd (11) and Pryor (10)
also in double-digits.
Smiley added seven
points, both of the
Ashabranner sisters scored
five points and Parker had
four points.


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Miller, a
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inled the Sharks
ountity. 21 points
as Port St.
,..: iJoe won the
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in the semifinal blowout of Liberty
County.


Gekeela

Clemmons
Clemmons,
a senior forward,
had a game-
high 18 points
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Lady Sharks


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win over Sneads. Clemmons scored
58 points in two games in leading
the Lady Sharks to the District 2-
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Port St. Joe Nine Wins Gainesville Preseason Classic


The formula seemed
startlingly familiar to that
of the past few years -
stout pitching and timely
hitting equals victories on


the diamond.
The Port St. Joe High
School baseball team
opened the 2006 season
last weekend with a pair


of wins and the champi-
onship at the Oak Hall
(Gainesville) Preseason
Classic.
The Sharks, who must
replace 11 seniors'from a
squad which reached the
state Final Four in 2005,
applied the same. basics
in Gainesville which have
been so effective the past
three years, as Port St. Joe
won more than 20 games
and reached at least the
final eight in the state
baseball playoffs each sea-
son.
In their Classic open-
er, the Sharks received
standout pitching from
starter Justin Henderson
and Andrew Furr, who
combined to limit St.
Petersburg Northside
Christian to one hit and a
single earned run in a 9-2
victory.
Henderson worked the
first three innings, walk-
ing three and allowing
both Northside runs, one
earned as the Sharks coh-
mittel two errors.
F9Furr threw four no-hit,
no-rub innings while strik-


ing out three and walking
one.
Down 2-0 after four
innings in which Port St.
Joe managed just two
hits, the Sharks explod-
ed to smack 11 hits and
score nine runs over the
final three innings, taking
the lead with four runs in
the fifth inning and adding
three in the sixth frame
and two in seventh.
Furr went 3 for 4 with
an RBI and Furr was 2 for
4 with a triple and an RBI.
Rodney Besore had two
singles and a double in
four at-bats.
The Sharks won the
championship game 5-0
over host Oak Hall in simi-
lar fashion, though they
had to do it under a steady
rainfall.
Austin Peltier, who
started, and T. J. Ward
combined to limit Oak Hall
to just two hits. Peltier
allowed those two hits
while striking out seven
and issuing a pair of walks
in six innings of work.
Ward did not allow
a runner on base as he


closed the game out in the
seventh.
The Sharks put single
runs on the scoreboard
in the second, third and
fourth innings and Ward
clinched the victory with
a solo home run in the
seventh.
Four players supplied
eight of the Sharks' 12
hits.
Hendersori was 2 for
4 and Ward was 2 for 4


with an RBI. Peltier went
2 for 3 and Besore was 2
for 3 with a double and a
single.
The Sharks open the
varsity regular-season
when they host Springfield
Rutherford at 7 p.m. on
Thursday. The junior var-
sity, which played Bay on
Monday and Wewahitchka
on Tuesday, will play at 4
p.m.


Wewahitchka Middle School

Baseball Team Opens with Victory
The Wewahitchka Middle School baseball team got
the season off on the right foot Monday night with a 10-
5 victory over visiting Carrabelle.
Chris Peak started for Wewahitchka on the mound
and pitched three innings, allowing two runs and two
hits while striking out four.
Billy Peak pitched the rest of the way and also
scored a run and drove in one run.
Cody Wades led the, attack with two RBI and two
runs scored.
Baylon Price, Brandon Mayhann, Rex Veasey, Ben
Smith, Ryan Walding and Colton Price all scored a runt
for Wewahitchka.
Wewahitchka hosts Tolor Middle Schoo out of
Bristol County at 4 p.m. CT on Thursday.


Wewahitc ika Junior Varsity Basketball
The Wewahitchka J.V. basketball team concluded
its season on Friday, Feb. 3 with a 49-23 win over R.F.
Munroe. Lance Griffen led the Gators with 12 points
and Ronald Jones also chipped in 9 points. Wewa
finished the J.V. season at 9-9, led by Josh Mitchell's
7.5 points per game and Taylor Smith's 6.3 points per
game. It was a good season and Coach Barlow and all
the boys would like to thank all that supported us.


Lady Sharks Win Season Opener-
Port St. Joe's Sam Denton scored the winning run
on Ann McFarland's sixth inning single as the Sharks
beat Altha 3 to 2 in the season opener.
Denton went 1 for 3 with two runs scored. Victoria
McCall had a RBI triple and Heather Strange was 2 for
3 with an RBI double.
Lady Shark Kayla Minger pitched five innings on no-
hit relief. The freshman struck out 10 and walked two
for her first high school varsity win. Altha scored two
runs in the first inning on three straight doubles.
Port St. Joe plays Vernon on Thursday. .


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The Port St. Joe High School Softball Team will be
hosting the Riseball Classic Saturday, February 18.
Grandridge, Altha, Blounstown and Port St. Joe High
Schools will be participating. Between games there will
be a long throw contest and a base running contest.
The games begin at 11 a.m. The Sharks will be hosting
Altha and Grandridge will host Blountstown. Winner
will play winners and losers will play losers in the next
game. Ticket prices are $4 adult and $3 students.
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The changing faces of George Washington High: (Left) The school
Street) and Ave. G sometime around 1940. A second, larger building
schools integrated in 1970.


began in a wooden building located near the Arizona Chemical plant and was later relocated to Martin Luther King Blvd. (then Main
was constructed in the early 1950s and faced Kenny Street. An L-shaped building on Kenny Street housed students until Port St. Joe


Twine -
and Alabama, where they
often lived with relatives.
Others made the 22-mile
trip to Apalachicola to attend
a Catholic school that went
up to the 12th grade.
"Most of the negroes went
to the Catholic school because
that was the only way they
could get into college," noted
Bill McNair.
As late as 1946,
Washington High School only


From Page 1A


went up to the 101 grade.
Students were taught the
usual subjects from second-
hand books retired by Port St.
Joe Elementary and Port St.
Joe High schools.
In the absence of sports
equipment, students at
recess played baseball with a
broomstick and rubber ball.
"We were. just out there
in the woods out there," said
Bill McNair. "The white people


A 1952 gathering of Washington High students


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had two schools over there,
but we couldn't go to neither
one of them no how."
The state of Florida had*
outpaced the Supreme Court
by more than a decade in
legitimizing public' school
segregation.
Before the U.S. Supreme
Court's 1896 Plessy v.
Ferguson "separate but equal"
decision, the 1885 Florida
Constitution required that
"white children and colored
children shall not be taught
in the same school, but equal
provision shall be made for
both."
As in other Florida
cities, resources in Port St.
Joe flowed in one direction
- toward white schools that
,prohibited black enrollment. -
Standing before George
Washington High School that
summer day in 1946, Twine
knew that difficult challenges'
lay ahead.
He rolled up his sleeves-
and went to work.
Bringing the Ballgame to
School
Twine's most immediate
challenge was filling the sea
of empty seats.
On most mornings,
children traded the
schoolhouse for the
neighborhood baseball
diamond.
With no one to enforce
attendance policies,- they
had grown accustomed, said-
Twine, to "doing 'what they
wanted to do."
At least Twine knew-
where to find them-.:
Every morning, he arrived
at, the ball field wearing a
stern expression and carrying
a large stick.
"Come on, we're going
to take the ballgame to the
school," he told the truant
students. '
When he was not breaking
up -baseball games, Twine
was making announcements
at Sunday morning church
services, urging parents to
send their children to school.
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"Washington High was more than just athletics.
-' -g We've had numerous students to achieve in other
areas other than the athletic part, with the lim-
ited educational resources we had out there."

Minnie Likely, 1965 Washington High graduate


The Washington High School basketball team takes to the court in 1952, the year they won the
FIAA District One Championship and placed third at state.


Enrollment picked up
when Twine founded boys'
and girls' basketball teams
the following year. I
Gillie McNair had been a
standout player on an earlier
girls' team led by Maude
Collins, a teacher who hailed
from Apalachicola.
McNair, who remembers
little about her athletic
endeavors, receives frequent
reminders from friend Bill
Gant, who credits her with
bouncing Washington High
School's first basketball.
"He's always telling my
kids, Your .mother used to
be a good basketball player,'
and I said, 'Boy, I forgot those
years,"' said McNair.
The community rallied
around Twine to build the
school's first basketball
court.
Very few black schools at
the, time had gymnasiums,
and Washington High made
do with a clay court fenced
with wood from Kenny's Mill.
The boys', team was
-comprised of. young players
from the seventh and eighth
grades and the girls' team
featured standout Annie Lee
Baker, whom Twine called
"an unassuming giant."
,, Baker wore the number
10 the sameas her brothers
--and took orders from Twine,
who served as the school's
coach arid teacher in addition
to principal .,.
Twine had been an all
SIAC, Conference" football
player at Florida A&M
University and also excelled
at basketball.
Baker remembered him
as a strict coach who didn't,
tolerate any foolishness "We
walked a chalk line with him.-
He meant business."'
: On cold evenings, the
teams built fires in 55-eallon
metal drums that dotted the
sidelines. At half time,. the
players warmed their hands
by the fire.
The school used proceeds
from ticket sales to bu\
uninoirms and jackets and
T.wine spent his paychecks
to make his bohs look
presentable on the road.


"They went off looking
like gentlemen," said Twine,
who took a page out of his
college playbook.
"We dressed liked
Congressmen," said Twine of
his fellow FAMU players. "You
see them now, they look like
thugs."
Both teams produced
outstanding athletes who
propelled Washington High
to several regional and state
championships.
From 1947-52, the
girls' team won two Florida
Interscholastic Athletic
Association (FIAA) state
championships and the boys'
team earned two district


championships and a third
place finish at state.
The winning streak
continued when the school
moved into an L-shaped
building on Kenny Street,
which featured a gymnasium
later named for Twine's
successor, Coach David
Jones, who led the boys' team
to four northern Division
state championships.
Once the FIAA the
governing body for the
state's pre-integration black
schools disbanded in 1968,
Washington High and other
segregated schools joined the
Florida High School Activities
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Many of the FIAA
records disappeared in the
transition, and the FHSAA
records do not incorporate
the accomplishments of
Washington High players.
Evidence of Washington
High's outstanding athletic
program can be found in
the Port St. Joe High School
trophy cases.
When Washington
High and Port St. Joe High
integrated in 1970, the
Washington basketball team
trophies were intermingled
with Port St. Joe's.
Baker, the basketball star
who became a Washington
teacher and coach, is keeping
a mental inventory.
"Most of those trophies
they got out there belong
to Washington High School
athletes," she said. "
More than Athletics
Minnie Likely, a 1965
Washington High graduate,
(See TWINE on Page 12A)


The 1952 Washington High School basketball team. Standing:
Coach Emile Twine, Bill Mason, James Grant, Billy Quinn and
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As Washington High grew
from the old wooden building
on Avenue G and Main
Street to a larger building
facing Kenny Street to its
final, L-shaped incarnation,
the curriculum expanded to
include business education,
music, band and drama,
and students
participated in. a
variety of clubs.
The school
band. wowed
the crowds in "


the annual
homecoming
celebration,
w, h i c h


included, a
community
parade and
the coronation
of Miss
Washington High
inside the school
gymnasium.
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participated in Daytona
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awards to Port St. Joe.
Recognizing the
importance of the performing
arts in education, Twine
encouraged his students to
take part in school activities.
"I was trying to push the
arts," noted Twine. "It makes
them look smarter. It puts a
little sophistication on them."
Though deprived
of luxuries enjoyed by
their white counterparts,
Washington students thrived
in a nurturing, supportive
environment where much
was expected of them.
Throughout his 18-year
tenure as principal, Twine
settled for nothing less than
his students' full engagement
in the learning process.
"I told them we were there
for a reason," he said.
Butting Heads
Coach Twine made his
players walk a.chalk line.
Principal Twine made
his students keep 'to the right
side of the hallway.
To facilitate the orderly
progression in and out of
classrooms, Twine placed a
row of garbage cans in the
center of the aisle.
When the bell rang, he
kept a watchful eye on the
students from his post in
front of the book room.
The garbage
cans were a short-
lived visual
7 aid meant to
encourage
students to
J |eI "do the right
thing."
Twine's
S tough but
/fairapproach
to learning
,proved a
'4 (' mainstay.
In matters
of education and
discipline, Twine.
received the full support
of parents.
"When I got there, the
parents turned the whole
thing over to me," he said.
Twine lacked only the
unconditional support
of the larger Port St. Joe
community.
Basketball trophies,
drama awards and other
accolades earned by
Washiington High students
went unnoticed by the


cars.
When Twine lobbied the
school board for a bus, he
was told that Washington's
enrollment did not. require
the expenditure.
Twine continued to.
address the school board, as
well as the mayor and city
Officials, and he often found
himself standing alone.
His efforts to organize
the community proved

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Emile Twine's wife, Diane, served for many years as
Washington High School's librarian.


A Match Made at Washington

Occasionally, students observed the softer side
of Twine. His courtship with the school's librarian
generated great interest in the halls of Washington
High.
Twine almost met his future .,,ife Diane. .vhile the
Iwo were FAMU students.
He was dating a girl .'iho lived across from Diane in
the girl's dormitory and she haod seen him around.
The tvo officially met when Twine pulled Dione's
resume from a dro'.ver full of applications.
Their first date was on Thanksgiving Day two years
later, when both were stuck in to'.vn for the holiday.
Twine asked Diane .v*hat she was cooking. and
she asked him over for dinner.
Before Christmas, Twine popped the question,
and the couple traveled to Diane's home in Dade
City to ask for her father's blessing.
Twine made his plea on the front porch.
"I can look at a man and tell if there's anything to
him," Diane's father told Twine.
The couple married the following spring and was
together 40 years when Diane passed away on Jan.
8, 1995.
When the newlyweds returned from spring break
that March, the school was buzzing with the news.
Twine, as usual, kept his cool.
"When I came back everyone said, 'I heard you,
got married.' and I said 'Yes.' and kept on moving."


community at large, and Twine
orchestrated small banquets
at the school to honor
students' achievements.
"The community never
gave us a hamburger for that.,
Nobody shook our hand,"
Twine recalled.
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Emile Twine was not
Washington High School's
first disciplinarian.
Lucius Augustus (L.A.)
Wilson, a former Marine,
served as principal in the late
1930s, and ruled the school
with an iron fist.
Chester Gant, then a
fifth grader in the school's
original wooden building,
remembers Wilson as a tall
man with a long nose, who
kept a close watch on his
students through an office
cubbyhole.
"We thought he was
the meanest man," said
Gant, noting that students
arnd teachers feared Wilson
equally.
He seemed omnipresent,
even when he was away.
"He would go to Wewa
and nobody would get out
of their seat," said Gant.
Wilson conducted daily
inspections of his students'
personal appearance
'and did not tolerate bad
behavior.
Students who
misbehaved attended after-
hours "Directed Reading"'
class .,'.here the, read from
wils-on's personal stockpile
c.f magazines and other
supplemental texts.
The children knre.-. the,..
.vere there for one purpose
,ni, "fou couldn't do
nothing but read Gaont
recalled.
The students .,'ere
not released until 5-6 in
the afternoon, and Wilson
intrLuc ted parents not to pick
them up early.
Wilson left Washington
High School to continue his
nilitar-y service. Before he
parted he gave a speech
thaiit left everyone in tears.
Though he lived in daily
fear of the principal, even
youngg Gant was moved.
Wilson '.-,as later killed
during a civil rights march
in hMerrphis. He had been
assigned to cover the store/
bv a new's magazine.
For better or worse,
Wilson left a lasting impression
on one former student.
"I never will forget him "
said Gant. "I can't forget
him."


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unsuccessful and he was left
pulling whatever strings he
could to gain resources and
support for the school.
Twine's outspokenness
earned him success, and
enemies.
With a minimal number
of taxpayers in North Port St.
Joe, the neighborhood lacked
any real political power.
Those in power, said
Twine, "had the people where
they wanted them to be,"
and resented his attempts to
better the lives of the town's
black residents.
In one year, Twine
discovered six black youths
who had never attended a
day of school: four boys aged
12-16 who lived with their
mother in St. Joe Beach and
two young girls from Money
Bayou.
Twine visited the
children's homes and then
asked the school board for
transportation.
Having already been
denied a school bus due to
low enrollment, Twine tried
a different approach with the
superintendent.
"All of us would catch
the devil if the state found
out," cautioned Twine,
who suggested that the
-superintendent consider his
role in the students' plight.
"You've got children out
there who've never been to
school and you don't even
know about it," Twine said.
Looking back, Twine
believes the situation
stemmed less from ignorance
than from indifference.
"Nobody bothered to
know it," said Twine. "Nobody
cared."
The school board
ultimately granted Twine two
cars that traveled in opposite
directions, one stopping in
St. Joe Beach and the other
in Money Bayou.
In the absence of special
education courses, Twine
partitioned off a room in the
school library, and the six
students received personal


instruction from aWashington
High teacher.
The Money Bayou
children caught on quickly,
and soon entered regular
classes, but the boys never
adapted as Twine had hoped.
In his dealings with local
elected officials, Twine learned
to counter stubbornness with
persistence, and managed to
get "just about everything" he
asked for.
But even with Twine's
victories, there were
disappointments.
In his'tireless promotion
of Washington High, Twine
had found few real allies. The
lack of support troubles him


"I didn't have the
cooperation I should have
had," he said.
Leaving a Legacy
In the weeks following
his emergence at Washington
High School, Twine formulated
an agenda.
He learned his students'
nicknames.
He rose early to light the
school's potbellied stoves.
He made the school board
come and cut the grass.
In his words and actions,
Twine taught his students
lessons in dedication and
commitment.
Twine cared, and they


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knew he cared.
Sadness attended his
departure from Washington
High in 1964, when Twine
moved to Hampton, Virginia to
comfort his widowed sister.
Six years later, George
Washington High School
would close its doors forever.
The barriers that once
prevented black enrollment
in Port St. Joe's white schools
fell, and the city stumbled on
the rocky road to integration.
Twine did not witness the
volatile times that followed
- the school boycott, student
riots, the struggle for equal
treatment.


"We had a time, but we have lawyers, doctors, school
teachers you name it that's come out of there.
That's what makes me proud."


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He was*a principal from
another era, one whose
belief in his students' innate
potential inspired hope
during a dark epoch in the
city's history.
From his home in
Virginia, Twine dismisses talk
of a personal legacy.
"I was very glad to be
there," he said. "I enjoyed
the kids and I think the kids
enjoyed me."
Twine believes the
students who overcame
tremendous inequalities to
become accomplished adults
are the true legacy of George
Washington High School.
Said Twine: "We had a
time, but we have. lawyers,
doctors, school teachers you
name it that's come out of
there. That's what makes me
proud."
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"It has fallen into what
we thought the priorities
were," said Commissioner
Billy Traylor of the results
thus far.
The committee will now
move into its second phase
of information gathering by
conducting informal town
hall meetings at various sites
around the county.
The first is scheduled for
6:30 p.m. ET on March 7
at the Port St. Joe Senior
Citizens Center, with another
scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT on
March 21 at the Wewahitchka
Senior Citizens Center.
Costin said the hope was
to conduct additional public
meetings in the White City
and Overstreet areas, though
the dates and meeting places
have yet to be finalized.
The Strategic Planning
Committee will also sit down
with stakeholders such as
the Economic Development
Council, the Health Care
Committee and constitution-
al officers such as the Sheriff
Dalton Upchurch to secure
further feedback.
"We feel like we will have
(the input) for you by the end
of March," Costin told com-
missioners.
The hope, Costin added,


is to present a draft plan
to meet goals, likely to be
folded in with the results of
a visioning exercise recently
conducted by the Economic
Development Council, some-
time in May.
In other business con-
ducted during a brisk meet-
ing lacking fireworks:
Doug Kent, executive
director of the county Health
Department, urged commis-
sioners to move forward in
appointing the county's rep-
resentatives to the nine-mem-
ber board which will over-
see expenditures of half-cent
sales tax dollars aimed at
meeting indigent care needs
at the new Sacred Heart hos-
pital and other county health
care initiatives and facilities.
That board will ultimate-
ly replace the Health Care
Committee and Kent noted
that it will take time for the
panel to get up and run-
ning, determine a governance
structure, mission, goals and
the like.
Commissioners plan to
bring back suggestions in the
coming weeks and to adver-
tise to open up the process to
the general public.
The hospital, Kent added,
is "moving in the correct way"


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Sacred Heart has secured
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for a permit from the U.S.
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The auditors iden-
tified by commissioners to
conduct what Commissioner
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"operational and financial"
review of the county will pres-
ent a scope of work and cost
estimate at the Commission's
next meeting on Feb. 28.
Williams said once that
information is received and
reviewed commissioners
could still put the audit out
for bid, as suggested by Board
chairman Carmen McLemore
during a special meeting last
week.
Commissioners
approved spending $15,000
for what McLemore described
as a "band-aid" to address
leaking problems in the coun-
ty jail. During a recent deluge
two weeks ago, the leaking


was so bad nearly four inches
of water was standing in the
women's cell and Upchurch
considered moving female
prisoners to another facil-
ity if the situation was not
addressed.
Commissioners said they
would look at possibly set-
ting aside additional funds
to address the leaking during
the coming budget cycle as
they look down the road at
possibly building a new jail.
"We have to put a band-
aid on it until we get going on
a new jail," McLemore said.
Commissioners agreed
to a proposal to have
Alan McNair of the EDC



and Dannie Bolden of the
Community Developmernt
Corporation take part in dis-
cussions regarding revisions-
to the county comprehensive
plan and the issue of allow-
ing higher housing densities
in certain areas of the county
to foster the construction of"
affordable housing.
Discussions pertain'-
ing to the proposed closing-
of Butler Bay Road are at
a standstill, Williams said,
while the developers draft and'
present contingency plans for'
their development for the old
Butler's Restaurant property'
in the event the county elects
to maintain the road. '


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
After another trip to
Tallahassee, Mexico Beach
Mayor Chuck Risinger is still
optimistic that he and other
mayors and city administra-
tors can break through the
bureaucratic wall surround-
ing reduced pressure zone
assemblies, or RPZs.
Risinger returned to the
state capital Feb. 7, along
with engineers from Preble
Rish, to explain to the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection why the currently
required RPZ should not be
mandatory for single family
dwellings in Mexico Beach.
The argument over back-
flow regulators is not wheth-
er they are necessary, but
why single family homes
need the much more expen-
sive and cumbersome style,
when, according to Risinger,
a much less expensive and
smaller regulator, the dual
check backflow prevention
device, will work.
"Although this meeting
did not go as well as I had
hoped, I haven't dropped this
at all," said Risinger.
After meeting with state
senators Charlie Clary (R-
Destin) and Al Lawson Jr.
(D-Tallahassee) for 90 min-
utes, Risinger said it was his


assumption that the senators
were "not willing to go forward
with legislation to change the
regulation for single family
homes and RPZs."
Florida DEP representa-
tives also attended the meet-
ing.
It will require an act by
the state legislature to change
the current ruling.
"I thought we had suf-
ficient justification and our
arguments were persuasive,"
said Risinger.
But the DEP is a formi-
dable group, he continued.
"As regulators, they stick to
the book."
At the heart of the issue
is the American Water Works
Association's Manual 14,
which the federal government
adopted as the national stan-
dard for controlling the safety
of municipal water supplies.
Florida has adopted the
manual verbatim, which
leaves no latitude for alterna-
tive devices.
"It's all about testing the
device," said Risinger, "That's
what they are hanging their
hats on."
According to Risinger,
when the city of Mexico Beach
performs annual tests on the
larger. RPZs, the test does not
sample the actual water. The
idea behind the test, he said,


is to make sure the device is
working properly, not to test
the safety of the drinking
water.
"The device itself does not
know if the water is contami-
nated," said Risinger. "If the
device works, then everyone
assumes that there is noth-
ing there (in terms of water
contamination.)"
The FDEP objection to the
smaller device, said Risinger,
is that they say Mexico Beach
has no data on the device's
reliability.
"We can't get it, and DEP
knows it," said the mayor,
"because we can't get the
funds for testing the device."
But, he continued, every-
one already knows about its
reliability because the device
is used by DEP for grey water
backflow control throughout
the state of Florida.
"It's being used to keep
grey water from being intro-
duced into potable water sys-
tems," said the mayor, "and
it was also the most used
backflow prevention device in
existence prior to the pub-
lication and adoption of the
AWA manual."
At the meeting, Clary
asked Risinger how the
neighboring states of Georgia,
Alabama and Tennessee
handle RPZs at single family,


homes.
Although he did not have
the information at that time,
Risinger has since deter-
mined that all three states
use the AWA manual as a
guide, but each state writes
its own statutes.
"They amend it and local'-!
ize it within each state to do
what they want it (the mar'-'
ual) to do for their citizens.
All three states advertise that-
they have clean, very safe,
drinking water," he said. .
Risinger did feel that both
Clary and Lawson were sup-'
portive of efforts to amend
the current DEP regulations,
after hearing Risinger's argu-
ments based on citizens' reac-
tions to the situation, plus
the mayor's own research
showing the effectiveness of
the dual check backflow pre-
vention device.
Risinger is taking his-
campaign to other mayors
who are also concerned abotit"
the issue.
He is trying to persuade'
the Northwest Florida League
of Cities, the Bay County,
Commission and the Florid4
League of Cities to get the,
issue into the legislative cal-
endar in March. "That would.
be our last shot at this," said
Risinger.


PUBLIC NOTICE


^ -''-,..-,: "': .,",' A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board. (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday,
SA A 1 February 21, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissibners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday,
LX, :. February 28, 2006 at 6-00 p m. EST Bolh public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert
;"' M Moore Adminisr.tionBuilding, 1000 Cecil G.'CostinSr. Blvd.,Pori St. joe'lrida. Te public'earings will
S ." be to discuss and act on the following

A-iS'.: V 1. Approve Minutes for January 17, 2006
1 B2. 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 unit development subject
to all Federal, State and Local development regulations stated and unstated: -
3. Final Plat- Ruskin Shipp Wetappo River Camps Parcel ID #03361 -OOOR, 03360-000R- 16.69 acres in
i" 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 #02852-000R 5.86"
subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations.
-.5. Preliminary Plat Approval Waterford Village Forgotten Coast Development Company, LLC Parcel ID-
427 CpP e' #03500-OOOR, 03477-OOOR 102 acres in Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County;
.Cp427Ce Plantation D rtt. e Florida a residential subdivision subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations stated'.
r .u 9323 Olive Ave., Beacon Hill- and unstated.
r,,,.:- :.:..:.u .,.:. 6. Preliminary Development Approval Presnell Bayside Marina-- Presnell Development- Parcel ID #06257-
,y .It.'"l.,i 0 200R, 06257-OOOR, 06252-OOOR, 06252-010R 17.946 acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range.
Reduced to S400,000 MLS 104069 Great Buy ..ri:. '.,) MLS 107559 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, a commercial development subject to all Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations stated and unstated. I
.- 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,

4uIhM r || 8. Small Scale Land Use Change St. Joe Timberland- Parcel ID #03469-OOOR- Changing 15.64 acres inr
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.
simmons Bayou, 1953 CR-30 #03358-OOOR, 03364-OOOR 157.5 acres in Section 26, Township 5 South, Range.11 West, Gulf County,
31, 2B i t .,,i r,.., -1 ,,,- ,,, Florida changing Agricultural to Residential Low Density.
'-a :l..mLa, 1 2 8876 Hwy 98, Beacon Hill 10. Public Hearing Adoption of a Large Scale Land Use Change Cumbie & Sunset Pointe Development
,r'.. 105235,i,,r,,,i, ,:e.p ii..,.,r-,.ir,.,t,: LLC Parcel ID # 02973-01 OR 43.337 acres in Section 15, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf
aIre'l1*,'3 h,.: i.. ., I... '1, .A County, Florida changing Agricultural to Residential Low Density.
,i'OI 1 1. Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
.,',.kd ,, MLS101275 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
viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.
179 Eagle St., Overstreet 2. Fadeaway 3. Wetappo River Camps 4. White City Partners

1r ,I- 3r ,I.J MLS 107962


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S. Waterford Village 6. Preonell Bayside Marina 7. Marnie Inland Preserve
p '~ 1039 Hwy 71 S., Blountstown 200 Hwy 98,Mexico Beach .

1 .avaa13ble MLS 104112 I1 MLS 106182
304 Beacon Rd., Gulf Aire SID, St.Joe Beach
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Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. ,,-d I,:.,,:,,-, 9 .:e.5 ., ,,) MLS 107800 8. St. Joe Timrberland 9. Wetappo Creek 10. Cumble & Sunset Pointe
CR 386, Overstreet
Has pines, .i p z r,!"r ,- r Sr,a,1i,1,a.: :, 6.-,,, ',
101 South 33rd Street at HI) Q8 4.-9,5,0) MLS 106424
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Miller Surprised, Hone


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Mary Lou Whitfield said
the students in her class
at 'Wewahitchka Middle
School have a pet name for
aide Sherron Miller "Miss
Tearful."
The saline and water were
flowing down Miller's cheeks
last Wednesday morning as a
caravan of district school offi-
cials traipsed into Whitfield's
class bearing a bouquet of
roses and an assortment of
gifts specifically for Miller.


Miller was honored as
the district's School Related
Employee of the Year, select-
ed from a field of nine candi-
dates chosen at school sites
and district offices around
the county.
To say that Miller was
taken aback to see the greet-
ing committee would be a vast
understatement. As her hus-
band, Robert, underscored,
Miller had all but resigned
herself to the honor being
bestowed elsewhere.
Robert Miller said he and


his wife had discussed the
potential for her ascending to
the top of the cream for 2006
the night before.
"I had her convinced it
would be somebody in the
district office," Robert Miller
said before joining school offi-
cials for the surprise. "She
(didn't) have a clue."
Sherron Miller's reac-
tion as Superintendent Tim
Wilder, school board chair-
woman Charlotte Pierce,
School Board members
George Cox and Danny Little


Coordinator of Human Resources Sue Gannon offers up the Petals by the Bay bouquet of roses
which Miller received, along with other goodies, including a check, as district personnel and School
Board chairwoman Charlotte Pierce look on.


hired by
and other district staff mem-
bers entered her classroom
was, to borrow from a promi-
nent television commercial,
priceless.
"You all surprised me,
I'll tell you what," Miller said,
the tears tumbling from her
eyes. "I love coming to work
every day. I love Wewahitchka
Middle School."
Miller's back story alone
would be a qualifier for the
award which goes to the dis-
trict's top non-instructional
employee for the year.
Partially blinded as a
young woman due to a stroke
suffered while giving birth
to her son, Miller remained
determined to stoke her pas-
sion for children and teach-
ing.
She enrolled three years
ago at Gulf Coast Community
College and recently com-
pleted some online Spanish
courses which were the last
obstacle to entering Florida
State University in pursuit of
a teaching degree.
While continuing her
education, Miller balances
the life of mother,, wife and
aide given the comments,
it could be suggested that
Miller is already well along as
a teacher with a ready smile
and encouraging words.
She also coaches the
Odyssey of the Mind team, is
a volunteer with the school


Teacher of the Year From Page IA


District Award


Sherron Miller, or as her students call her "Miss Tearful" reacts
to the surprise of learning she is the 2006 School Related Employee
of the Year. Her husband and son provide smiling support.


band, a mentor in the dis-
trict's Century Program and
has chaperoned the track, golf
and cross country teams.
Watching as she scur-
ried around the classroom
while she was supposed
to be receiving an award
was testament to .the obvi-
ous energy Miller brings
to her career and school.
"There can be no more
deserving person," said
Wewahitchka Middle School
principal Pam Lister. "She
does whatever it takes to
engage these kids and get
them to learn."
She engages them, those
who have observed her say,


with an "I can" attitude with
which she lives each day.
That proves an invaluable
resource in her ESE class.
"It's all about the kids,"
Miller said. "I would truly do
anything for them."
Wilder said one opportu-
nity to observe Miller in the
class, working with students,
her sunny disposition never
clouded, convinced him the
district would be making a
fine choice in selecting Miller
as this year's School Related
Employee of the Year.
"We had nine deserving
candidates, but she is great,"
Wilder said. "We could not
have a better representative."


surprised the next day during
a school faculty meeting.
Griffin told Belin this
secret behind her office door,
away from the watchful gaze
of the school cameras.
She gave him advance
notice because she wanted
him to attend the ceremo-
ny, but she harbored silent
doubts.
"He can't keep a secret,"
thought Griffin.
t When Cindy Belin arrived
at school looking especially
nice last Wednesday morn-
ing, Griffin had all the proof
she needed of Jim Belin's
treachery.
The rumor mill started
turning.
"Cindy Belin knows."
,.; The "ruLniors \\ere -
quelled tlnat afternoon when
Superintendent Tim Wilder,
school board members and
district staff crashed the fac-
ulty, meeting and found a
hliocked Cindy Belin, mouth
agape.
a Belin hesitantly
approached flower-bearer
Sue Gannon,, the district's
Human Resources coordina-
tor, and swung around to
find her husband standing in
a corner, wearing an amused
' Jim Belin, Griffin would
later admit, had been "talked
about in vain."
SAs Cindy Belin greeted
her husband and mother-in-
law, Mary, Wilder offered up
his praise.
"We had some great can-
didates this year, but I think
you all will agree, we couldn't
have had a finer representa-
tive for the county," he said.
Ci When the shock wore off,
Cindy Belin interrogated her
husband.
;'* "You knew?" she asked.
'The girls knew?"
, The couple's daughters,
Bonnie, 22, and Becky, 19,
were also in on the secret.
SCindy Belin turned to a
well-wisher.
"Hecan't keep a secret,"
she said, incredulously.
Belin earned the Teacher

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of the Year honor for her mer-
itorious 27-year service in the
Gulf County School system.
She began her career
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School in 1979, and taught
grades two, four and six for
five years.
She then became Port
St. Joe High School's reading
specialist before completing
her master's degree in guid-
ance and counseling at the
University of Montevallo.
Belin has been a guid-
ance counselor since 1989
and has served in this capac-
ity at all of Port St. Jde's pub-
lic schools.


In 1996, she earned her
first Teacher of the Year trophy
as Port St. Joe Elementary's
guidance counselor.
Belin joined the middle
school faculty in 2004,.replac-
ing Juanise Griffin, who was
promoted to principal.
At Wednesday's ceremo-
ny, Griffin called Belin "very
deserving" of the honor.
Griffin praised Belin's
work over the past week in
coordinating the school's
FCAT exam while attending
to the usual student crises.
"She has managed splen-
didly," Griffin said.
Belin will now compete


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onstrating herself at work.
On Wednesday, Belin
struggled to put her feelings
into words, and settled on an
expression of gratitude.
"I'm just very thrilled,"
she said.
After sitting on the secret
for two days, a smiling Jim
Belin could no longer sup-
press his enthusiasm.
"It's a big deal," he said.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
As if a preacher from the
pulpit, Dr. William McCray
cajoled his audience to set
goals, to answer when oppor-
tunity knocks, to remember
the heritage and the legacies
of those who carved the path
which others can follow.
"We pay tribute (today) to
those who may have stum-
bled, but refused to fall," said
McCray, interim director of
the Office of Recruitment
and Scholarships at Florida
A&M University. "You have
to know where, you're from
so you know where you are
going."
And where many of those
gathered at the Port St. Joe
High School gym last Friday
stand is atop the shoulders
of giants who through the
years refused to fall, refused
to remain in the back of. the
bus, refused to accept the


chains of oppression.
Their names were among
those celebrated as the high
school put on its annual
Black History program to a
full throng populating the
gym bleachers as well as dis-
trict school officials and invit-
ed guests.
Sojourner Truth, Harriet
Tubman, Muhammad Ali,
Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks,
they were all recognized
through the words of their
memoirs, as students raised
their pictures and spoke their
words so that others would
not forget during this, Black
History Month.
Maybe most of all, pos-
sibly because the name was
freshest in the gray matter,
were Martin Luther King, Jr.
and in particular his wife,
Coretta Scott King, who
worked tirelessly since her
husband's assassination
in 1968 to keep his dream,


his mission of non-violence,
equality and improving the
conditions of the poor, alive.
As McCray noted, Coretta
Scott King, who recently
passed away and whose life
was celebrated last week in
Atlanta, was the first black
woman to lay in state in the
Capitol building of Georgia, a
mere 30 years since schools
in that state were first inte-
grated.
"This is a time to pay
tribute to the famous and the
unknown" who charted the
course to the front of the bus,
McCray said. "They are sim-
ply always there to remind us
that oppression can be lifted,
discrimination over come."
While figures like the
Kings and Tubman and Parks
remind us of advancements
made, McCray added, there is
plenty of evidence -that points
to obstacles which must still
be hurdled.


"While many of us have
moved from the back of the
bus, there are not enough
of us in the driver's seat,"
McCray said, his voice grow-
ing more rich and marked by
the cadences of a preacher
motivating the flock as he
warmed to the occasion.
His message was one of
education, of self-sufficiency
and personal responsibility.
Today's African-Americans
are responsible to and for
themselves, charged by the
memories of King, Parks and
Truth to continue the strug-
gle, to continue the push to
the level playing field which
America promises and has
at times denied to those of
color.
"There is simply no sub-
stitute for a good education,"
he implored the students,
who were characteristically
attentive and responsive. "It's
(See BLACK HISTORY on Page 16B)


Students recounted the lives and the words of famous African-Americans in history through their memoirs, spotlighting individuals
from Abraham Lincoln to (above) Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King.


Dr. William McCray from FAMU spoke to students about the
opportunities provided by the past and the promises of the future,
emphasizing education and self-sufficiency.


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Chit Chat

Beach Belles of Mexico
Beach remember the follow-
ing important dates:
March 7, Coronation
of new Queen Mum, Karen
Buddo. This will take place at
the home of Eileen Schreiner
at-2 p.m. CST. Bring finger
food. Watch for update.
April 11, Beach Belle
Cocktail Party at Peppers in
Port St. Joe. We will start our
fun at 3 p.m. CST. More on
this later.


Fruit Tree Grafting American Cancer


Workshop
On Thursday, Feb.23,
the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service will spon-
sor a deciduous fruit tree-
grafting workshop. The
workshop will be held at the
St. Joe Garden Club Center
located at 216 8th. Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida. The
workshop will start at 6:30
p.m. EST. Each participant
will get hands on experience
at grafting apple trees and
will be able to carry their
crafts home. Please bring a
sharp knife.
For more information,
contact the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension Service
at 639-3200 or 229-2909.


Society Relay for Life

Fundraising event

The Bayside Savings
Bank 2006 Relay for Life
Team will be bagging grocer-
ies for tips as a fundraiser for
the American Cancer Society.
This year's goal for the
Bayside Savings Bank Team
is $1,500. The event will be
held at Duren's Piggly Wiggly
in Port St. Joe on Saturday,
February 25, from 10:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. For more infor-
mation on how you can help
the American Cancer Society
or to help a local Relay for
Life Team, please call toll free
1-866-785-9205.


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Kristiana Arnold cel-
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on Saturday, Feb. 4 with a
Scooby Doo party at Rock' It
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She began the weekend with
a slumber party with a few of
her close friends.
On Saturday more of her
friends met at Rock'It Lanes
to play arcade games. Help-
ing her celebrate this special
day were twenty-five of her
friends and family members.
On Feb. 6, her actual
birthday, Kristiana's fam-
ily had a hamburger cookout
with close relatives, including
her Granny, Jean Arnold; her
,Papa, Charles Dickson and
her Aunt Krissy and Uncle
Pat Gentry, and cousins, Ja-
cob and Colby, and her pup-
py, Blast. Kristiana is the
daughter of John and Kathy
Arnold. She is the grand-
daughter of Jean Arnold and
Charles Dickson all of Beacon
Hill.


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Mr. and Mrs. Chuck
Tharpe announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Krystal Kim Tharpe to James
Matthew Terry, son of Mr. &
Mrs. Jim Terry all of Port St.
Joe, FL.
Krystal is the
granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Hobbs of Mexico
Beach, Florida and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Tharpe of Port
St. Joe, FL.
The bride-elect is a
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and received her
Bachelor of Arts in elementary
education from Flagler
College. She is employed as a
kindergarten teacher at Port
St. Joe Elementary School,
Port St. Joe, FL.
Matt is the grandson of


Mrs.Gannon Buzzett, and the
late Gannon Buzzett of Port
St. Joe, FL., and Mrs. Christa
Terry, and the late Jack Terry.
of Sacramento, CA.
Matt is a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and
a graduate of Flagler College,
receiving a Bachelor's of
Science in business. He'
is presently employed by
Lester Appraisal Services in
Wewahitchka, FL.
The wedding is planned
for June 10 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
at the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe, FL.
A reception will follow at the.
Parker home, Mexico Beach,
FL.
No local invitations will be
sent. All friends and family
are invited to attend.
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110 Barrier Dunes .- \ Coastal 8048 Cape San Blas Road
Cape San Bias, FL Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-3200 | 850-227-7770

800-713-9695 oU. 800-584-1566


Brian Burkett Betty Caugh
REALTOR REALTOR
227-8892 625-6197




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Gulf view unit in Barrier Dunes overlooking
the pond and clubhouse! 1B/2BA townhome
just steps away from the sugar white sands of
Gape San Blas! MLS# 108858 $380,000




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Fns .with easy access to the peaceful beach.
Screened porch plus two open decks. Located
oGe mile from the Indian Pass boat ramp.
MlS# 109323 $755 000


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Broker Associate
340-1216


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L ug, g.rge gulf i L!
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
offic/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
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Gulf front 2/2 on beautiful Mexico beach.
Watch the sunset from either of 2 decks and
walk for miles on this unspoiled beach. This
end unit is quite and private, new metal roof,
vinyl siding, carpet and paint. Fully furnished
and waiting for you to enjoy. MLS# 109991


Paul Penn
REALTOR
866-2853


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


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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


Gretchen Upchurch Preston Russ
REALTOR Broker
227-5543 227-8890


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1st Tier X-Flood Zone. 3BR/ 3BA house on
Cape San Bias 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."







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1st Tier lot-, PRICED TO SELL, Lot is located
off Seacliffs Drive w/deeded beach access and
great gulf views. MLS# 109786 $465,000


LOTS AND LAND

Palm Breeze ...................................... ..................................................-starting at $70,000.
Southgate irtPort St.Joe ..................................................................................-available for $124,900.
j Sunsei Ba',: Bay View................... ............................................ ................... -available at $250,000.
SWaterfrontat East Bay Plantation ..........I................................................................-available for $199,000.
Sunset Pointe at Cape San Bias .................................................................... -available; starting at $339,900.
Jubilation at Cape San Bias ............................................... .......................- building lots starting at $350,000
: Sand Trace 2nd Tier (Gulf View) .......................................................................... available for $375,000
SeaGrass at Cape San Bias ................................................................................. -starting at $539,500
1st Tier in SeaGrass ...................................................................................... starting at $725,000.
* 1.99-acre Ba% Front Lot- Simmons Bayou ..................................................................- available for $1,295,000.
2-acre Bay Front on Cape San Bias ................................................... ....... ..... .- available for $1,495,000.
1.35-acre Lagoon front on Indian Pass .....................................................................- available for $1,295,000.


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Zoie Needs A Home

Currently for adoption at the St. Joseph Bay Humane;
Society are Zoie (Pictured). Female, wonderful disposition.,'
Meg, Black/white pup about 5 months. Boomerang, a
beautiful male Beagle; Patches & Buster, Amos & Andy, seven-
month-old kitties;. Mandy, beautiful Calico cat 7-8 months
old. Sweetie, 7-8 month old semi-long haired lab pup. Homer,
Blk/wht medium sized mix.Jasper, 5 month old bulldog pup.,
Always kittens! Come see. Please don't forget to donate to our'
Thrift Hut! (Tax Deductable)



World i
e n7 / er

Free Basic Computer Skills Classes
Self-paced training on
Microsoft Word 2000
Every Tuesday & Thursday
9:00AM 11:00AM
Limited seating available;
Please call to register
Free Resume Writing Workshop
Every Tuesday 2:00PM 3:00PM
And Friday 9:00AM 10:00AM
Participants receive professional
resume, diskette, and resume paper
19th Annual Bay County Job Fair
Friday, February 17th 9AM-2PM
Haney Technical Center
3016 Highway 77, Panama City, FL
For more information call or visit:

The Workforce Center
625 Hwy 231, Mariner Plaza, Panama City
850-872-4340
Open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00 pm
www.workforcecenter.orq
The Workforce Center is an equal opportunity employer. Program and
auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with
disabilities. All client services are free of charge.
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REALTOR
227-6178


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Southeastern Community

Blood Center Ends First Week


The Southeastern Community Blood Center ends their first
week open at their new location, 2503 Commercial Park Drive, with
the following donors( from L to R) Donald Mears, Donna Walker,
Mike Eelman also shown are Schelly Giraldo Branch Manager and
Ronda Edenfield phlebotomist. Thanks to all who donated this past
week. Everyone is welcome to come and donate from 9 6 Monday
- Friday.

Third Saturday Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold their regular third.
Saturday book sale this Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Port St. Joe
Public Library from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Also, remember the upcoming Annual Meeting of Friends,
Feb 25. At the Public Library in Port St. Joe, beginning at
2 p.m. Elections and Installation of Officers will be on the
agenda. Door Prizes will be drawn, and refreshments will be
served.

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

On Thursday, Feb.23, the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service will sponsor a deciduous fruit tree-grafting
workshop. The workshop will be held at the St. Joe Garden
Club Center located at 216 8th. Street, Port St. Joe, Florida.
The workshop will start at 6:30 p.m. EST. Each participant
will get hands on experience at grafting apple trees and will be
able to carry their crafts home. Please bring a sharp knife.
For more information, contact the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service at 639-3200 or 229-2909.

Women's Symposium "A Heart Healthy Lifestyle"

A Women's Symposium "A Heart Healthy Lifestyle" will
be held at the Centennial Building February 21, starting at
6:30p.m.
Ladies, bring your mom, sister, daughter, cousin and/or
friend to a Women's Symposium sponsored through the col-
laborative work of the Junior Service League of Port St. Joe
and the Gulf County Health Department. There will be excit-
ing speakers, hear t healthy foods and lots of fun! Find out
together how to fight heart disease and stroke
Also, look for the "red ribbons on Reid Avenue in Port St.
Joe and Highway 71 in downtown Wewahitchka in awareness
of Heart Month, the week of Feb. 17. Look forward to seeing
you there! For more information please contact Jill Jones at
227-1276, ext. 126.


Honor Roll



2nd Semester


Scholarships

Register at Fastweb.com
for national scholarships!
Fill out the FAFSA online
by March 1, 2006
See Guidance Counselor:
Laura Ropelis at PSJHS for:
Gulf Coast Community
College-Foundation
Scholarship 3/1/2006
UAWCAP Scholarship
4/1/06 and many more...
Now is the time!!!
Test Dates
FCAT is here! Incentives
for 9th. and 10th. grade stu-
dents with perfect attendance
from Feb. 10s. through the
28th. and high scored will be
offered this year. Feb. 27-
FCAT -Reading
Feb. 28-FCAT-Math
March 6-FCAT-Science
March 7-NRT
March 8-NRT
Art
Drama class presents
Night at the Improv, Feb 9, at
6:00 Tickets are $5.
Community Services
Community service can
open doors. Help someone
else and help yourself at the
same time. Many scholar-
ships and 100% Bright
Futures eligibility requires 75
hours.
Seniors
Only two $50 trip pay-
ments left!
Social
Feb. 10, Black- History
Program @ 10:30.


12th graders
Straight A's
Geoghagan, Kelly,
Gibson, Elizabeth
A/B Honor Roll
Boone, Thomas,
Branch, Candace,
Bryan, Bridget
Cassady, Jared,
Chavous, Alisha'
Chesser, Jenna
Clemmons, Gekella
Couch, Jeremy
Dimitrijevich, Lindsey
Fennel, Latash
Ford, Nicole
Heathcock, Robert,
Hill, Carmen
Hoffman, Katie,
Jacobs, Cherish
Kelley, George
Kemp, Matthew,
Kropp, Brittany,
Larry, Ashton
Mclntire, Nina,
Norris, Zachary,
Parker Ashlyn,
Perrin, Michelle,
Plessinger, Samantha,
Todd, Jordan,
Watford, Morgan,
White, Andrew
11th Graders
Straight A's
Brockman, Amelia,
Curry, James,
Floyd, Warren
A/B Honor Roll
Alford, James,
Colson, Angela,
Driesbach, Angelica,
Floyd, Johnathan,
Friedman, Aaron,
Krum, Kurtis,
Martina, Kevin,
Minat, Leah,
Nickson, Shayla,
Noble, Jessica,
Schmid, Sarah


10th Graders
Straight A's
Kneiper, Heidi
A/B Honor Roll
Arnold, Kathryn,
Allen, Amber,
Bird, James,
Blackman, Neva,
Brumbaugh, Eric
Chancey, Jessica
Davidson, Johnathan,
Deputy, Melissa,
Duty, Shane,
Erickson, Elizabeth,
Espinosa, Rocio,
Flanagan, Edward,
Gannon, Matthew,
Gingell, Grant
Guillot, Devin
Howse, Carson
Just, William,
Langley, Meagan,
Lin Xing,
Little, Addie,
Marley, Carolyn,
Matty, Molley,
Norris, Ashton
Parker, Krista,
Parker, Rachel,
Phillips, Lauradenna,
Riddel, Sarah,
Scheffer, Albert,
Thomas, Shadae,
Wright, Kelly,
Wright, Matthew
9th Graders
A/B Honor Roll
Baxley, Emily,
Bush, Brennis
Canington, Angela
Faircloth, Jessie
Hiscock, Sarah,
Keigans, Krystal,
May, Frank,
Messick, Jessica
Peak, Morgan,
Ramsay, Jesse,
Searcy, Savannah
Spilde, Kayla,
Todd, Meredith


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Cape San Bias, 112 Clearwater
Drive-Gulf front 4br/3.5 ba home w/
private dune walkover, gated entry, pro
landscaped, andenclosed heated pool.
Enjoy the fantastic views from the sun
decks. This is a must see!! Mls#109957
$2,100,000 Call Chariton Williams
227-CAPE.


Own a beach townhouse that comes fully
furnished. Just steps to the wide open
beach of mexico beach fl. 2 Bed/2.5 Bath,
built in 2001. Put on the rental market or
save this jewel for yourself. Priced to sell
at $385,000 MLS#107967 call Natalie
to view 227-4355


Cozy 4br, 2ba home on corner lol Totally
renovated. Master bedroom and bath with
sliding glass doors out to nice deck. New
appliances in kitchen, island bar, new
windows throughout the home. Furniture
is negotiable. This is a must see home.
Mls#109944 $325,000.00 Call Susie
White at 850-227-4046 or 1-800-451-
2349


Simmons Bayou, 1953 CR-C30-3br/2ba
bay front home. Beautiful sunsets and gor-
geous views of St. Joseph Bay. Automatic
storm shutters, W/D, kitchen appliances
included. Mls#105235 $950,000 Call
Ellen Allemore 647-8939


. Port St. Joe, interior- Remodeled and
ready to move in! This charming 3 bed- I
room, 1 V2 bath home is located close to
schools and town. Home features original
hardwood floors, boat shed and new
appliances. Rest on the new back deck
-and enjoy this peaceful yard! $229,000.
MLS#1 09938 Call Valerie Clayton 850-
527-5258 or Natalie Shoaf 850-227-
4355.


St. Joe Beach Home-two lots one block
off highway 98 four bedrooms three
baths living room dining room fam-
ily room eat in kitchen two car carport
storage building/laundry sink nicely
landscaped-Sprinkler System Located
on a corner with a Gulfview-Shown
by Appointment Call Joe today for
your preview 850-227-4585 MLS #
109434


Location, location!!!!!!! This home has
been very well taken care of and would
make a perfect beach getaway with
very low maintenance. Approximately
500 ft to the beach. FEMA AVAILABLE.
MLS#108884 $325,000.00 CALL
CAROL AT 227-4252


389 Treasure Drive 1st Tier Home.
3Br/2ba, plus exercise/game oom. Fully
furnised including 3 tv's wired for both
cable & satellite, bose surround sound
speakers, dvd & cd layers, 3 vcrs &
sony receiver. Wet/dry finnish in exer-
cise/game room. FEMA insurance area!
MLS#108480 Call Mark AT 227-5605


587 Redfish St. 3 bd 1 ba home on
corner lot directly across from public
park, a few blocks from public boat ramp
and intracoastal waterway, just minutes
from beaches and great fishing. Adjoin-
ing lot is also available. Call Sonjia9
Raffield @ 850.340.0900.


112 Monica Drive, Port St Joe 3BR/
2B block home recently remodeled. Cen-
trally located very near schools, church-
es, downtown Port St Joe. Mls#109304
Call Warren Yeager 850-899-7337 or
800-451-2349. $240,000.00.


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BEACHES
* Casuna Subdivision Brand new subdivision in Mexico Beach, located just off 15th'
Street. Amenities include a community club house and pol. Close to beaches, great fish-
ing and restaurants. $185,000. Call Sonjia Raffleld @ 850.340.0900.
* St. Joe Beach, Sunset Village- lot 47 priced to sell at $298,000 I
* St Joe Beach, Hwy 98 frontage 4 lots with unobstructed gulf view, can be residential
or commercial. Entire block of road frontage can be purchased. Call Natalie 850-
227-4355
* This subdivision is located at St. Joe beach just 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
* New subdivision with heavily landscaped has pool, and common area. MLS#109800 $
249,900 Call Charlton Williams at 227-4256
* Gulf front lot with x-zone building site behind the cccl line, Originally planned 4000
st, 5br/5bo house on this site. mls#109611 $975,000 call Chariton Williams at
2!!7-4256.


Mealco Beacb, St. Charles Slreet.lntertor Lot.mta#1 06205 in p lace. Zoned cuwmerciol~mesidnntial, this property in a great place or ~aur hamo


* Mexico Beach, St. Charles Street-interior Lot,mils#106205
* Mexico Beach, 200 Hwy 98-Gulf View Lot,mls#106182
SSt. Joe Beach, 304 Beacon Road-mIls#1 05638
S103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in San Bos Plantation with deeded access to
Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Sonlia Raffield
at 340-0900 $579,900.
* 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
* Sunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windmark
Beach Development. Amenities include pool, bth house, landscaped entrance accented
with brick pavers,-New Orleans style street lighting, covenants and restrictions, HOA. Lots
starting at $299,900
' Cape San Bias, Jubilatilon-Premier subdivision on Cape San Bias 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
S352 Ponderosa Pines 1 acre lot ready to build, utilities, water and septic are already


in place. Zoned commercial/residential, this properly is a great place or your home.
and/or business. Trailer now on property will be moved by owner. $165,000. CallSonjia
Raffield @ 850.340.0900.
SNice elevated lot facing Garrison Avenue. City water and sewer available, great
investment mls#109878 0130,000 call Susie White at 1-800-451-2349 or 850-
227-4046
* Nice lot in great location. Faces Barbara Drive. great Investment opportunity.
mls#109879 $130,000 call Susie White at 1-800-451-2349 of 850-227-4046
* Port St. Joe, 112 Heritage Lane-Interior Lot, $150,000
* Port St. Joe, 130 Palm Breeze Way-mls#107338, $85,000
S4942 CR C-30-lnterior Lot, mls#107723
Port St. Joe, Garrison Avenue Lot is .26 acres and is partially cleared. SELLER
MOTIVATED. mls#108304 $119,000 Call Moses Medina 527-0441
S8325 C R 386, Overstreet. Comer of Hwy 386 and Pleasant Rest Cemetary Rd. Great
Location 5.91 acres. Many Possibilitiesl $650,000 MLS 107800 Call Ellen Allemore
850-227-5146
* 247 Quarterhorse Lane Overstreet 2.73 acres with electric, well on property
and septic permitted. Partially cleared and landscaped. Peace and quiet. $125,000 MLS
108296 Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146


SOverstreet, Mockingbird-Conal front lot 100O'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 development.
Wetoppo Crooeek and East Bay Frontage. MLS#109103
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* 6807 Hwy 71 White Cit 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 usoe White 800.451-2349 or.
850-227-4046. $235,000.00.
The property consists of three lots that make almost on acre of land and have already
been cleared. Seller is motivated and will listen to aoil offers. Call Moses Medina 527-
0441
EASTPOINT
* 149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpolnt Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Ad'ocent to pool
and pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities. MLSI#08054 $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 and the FCAT
The Florida Comprehen-,
sive Assessment Test (FCAT).
is our state's test that serves
as a benchmark for graduating
students with a High School-
Diploma. Some of our stu-'
dents struggle with meeting
the standards. To meet the
needs' and encourage students,
Port St. Joe High School has"
implemented the Continuous
Improvement Model for the
2005-2006 school year to help.
focus and improve student suc-
cess on the FCAT Test. This
model encourages that the
English and math departments
create a Focus Calendar that
guides what benchmarks are
taught each day. The model's
success requires that all teach-
ers, regardless of what they
teach, have a total buy-in and
believe that they can make a
difference in the performance of
our students.
PSJHS is a school that pro-
vides quality education for our--
community and children. At .
Port Saint Joe High School we
are committed to encouraging
our students to stay motivated
to succeed. In line with ouir-_
commitment to the students,'-
the PSJHS staff would like to-'-
offer incentives to students
who show significant growth'
on the FCAT this year from last -.
year. As in the world of work
we want to teach students that
hard work and effort pays off,'
PSJHS would like to offer all
qualified students who show.'
significant growth a chance in'a.
drawing for prizes or cash. We.,
would like to request donations.
toward this effort in a mirii-:'
mum amount of $100.00 frorr
civic organizations. The mote
donations we receive the more
cash and prizes students will
receive toward their efforts.
Perfect attendance at -
PSJHS is required to be eligible
for the drawing for all students"'
10 days prior to FCAT testing.
All students must attend each,.
day starting Friday February.'
10, 2006- March 1, 2006 to be.
eligible.
Our goal, is to involve th5
community in this joint effort
for the students, to show the
students we value their efforts,
and to encourage students to'
reach their potential, while1,
most importantly, proving to'
themselves they can 'achieve
their goals.





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Jeff Galloway Team
Top Producer
Franklin County
1st Place Total
Transactions
1st Place Total Sales
Volume
Platinum Award


2nd Place Total
Transactions
2nd Place Total Sales
Volume
Platinum Award
Patty Durham
President's Award


Kara Landiss
Platinum Award


Mike Howze
Gold Award


LaDonna ingram'
Silver Award


L nalnes hunter
Bronze Award


Charlie & Sherry Buettner
Bronze Award


Pandora Schlitt
Platinum Award


sutiju i 1 c[e
Gold Award


Janice McFarland
Silver Award


Al Mirabella
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Susan Bassett
Bronze Award


Jerry Thompson Team
3rd Place Total Sales
Volume
Platinum Award


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Gold Award


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Bronze Award
,Outgoing Director


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Bronze Award


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Tyndall Eye
Wing Swing Come out (business casual).
for a Hangar party, Wing DoD cardholders call
Swing, Feb. 25 from 5 to 11 (850) 283-4357 for tickets.
Air Show Tyndall Air
p.m., The evening includes Air Show TydlA
p.m. The evening includes Force Base officials will host
dinner and dancing to Big "Thunder Under the Gulf,"
Band music in 1940s attire



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On Saturday, February
25, Florida's Junior Miss
state representatives will
arrive in Perry / Taylor
County, Florida for (8) eight
days of rehearsal and special
events leading to the Florida
.Junior Miss State Finals on
March 4.
For the FJM contestants,
the week will be anything
but calm. These young ladies
will spend, the week known
to other students around
the state as "FCAT Week",
competing for $4000.00 in
cash scholarships and over
$350,000.00 of in-state and
out-of-state college specific
scholarships, and the one spot
that earns the right to move
on the National America's
Junior Miss Competition this
summer in Mobile, Alabama.
The best of the best have
been chosen to compete, as
the field has been narrowed
down from 60 (At-large appli-
cants and local program con-
testants) to nine (9) young
ladies from Gulf, Nassau,
Seminole, St. Johns, Taylor
and Santa Rosa Counties
who will participate Saturday,
March 4, 2006 for the title of
Florida's Junior Miss at the
Taylor County High School
Auditorium in Perry, Florida.
One of these young ladies
come from St. Johns County.
Representing Gulf
County will be Kelly Suzanne
Geoghagan. Kelly, is the
daughter of Dennis and Kay
Geoghagan of Port St. Joe,
Florida. Kelly is a senior at
Port St. Joe High School
where she is very involved
in scholastic and extra-cur-
ricular activities. Kelly plans
to attend Troy University
and pursue a degree in
Business Management. Kelly
has always loved music and
enjoys singing in her church
ensemble. Kelly played
the lead role in the musi-
cal theatre productions of
"Christmas in Whoville" and
"Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs". For her talent, Kelly
will be singing "Think of Me"
from the longest running
Broadway musical "Phantom
of the Opera".
The mis-ion of the Junior
Miss Program is to empha-
size education by providing
scholarship opportunities to
outstanding, college-bound
high school senior girls, and
to encourage personal devel-
opment in all young people
through the Be Your Best Self
outreach program.
A "Junior Miss" is a col-,
lege bound, High School
Senior Girl, who is her "best
self" in areas including aca-
demics, physical fitness,
morality, character, and
social and civic concern and
participation. We emphasize
the importance of saying "No"
to alcohol and other drugs


at (850) 283-2822.


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and saying "Yes" to litera-
cy and education. We stress
the importance of families
and relationships. This is an
integral part of the Junior
Miss philosophy, and Junior
Misses in communities across
the country are using the Be
Your Best Self program as a
platform from which to deliv-
er that message.
The young lady selected
from Florida, not only receives
cash and college specific
scholarships for the college of
her choice, but also goes on
to compete in the America's
Junior Miss Program for the
opportunity of additional cash
and college specific awards.
While in Perry, the con-
testants will be involved in
events such as an Orientation
Luncheon, Getting to Know
you Social, VIP Dinner, "Best
Self' School Presentations,
Chamber of Commerce Public
Picnic in the Park, Mid Week
Social, Perry Elks Lodge
Farewell breakfast. However
Junior Miss activities don't
stop there, as each contes-
tant is active in community
service and will set aside time
for service facilities- such as
local health facilities and
community service organiza-
tions and speaking at civic
organizations such as Perry
Rotary. To add to their busy
schedules, the girls will also
attend hours of rehearsals
daily to prepare for the final
competition.
This year, in addition
to over $350,000 of in-state
and out-of-state college spe-
cific scholarships, awarded
based on scholastic alone,
we have committed to pro-
vide cash scholarships total-
ing $4000.00 for the Junior
Miss, 1st Runner Up, each
preliminary winners of
Scholastic, Talent, Fitness,
Self-Expression & Interview
,competition, the "Be Your
Best Self' essay and presen-
tation competition and the
Spirit of Junior Miss.
The competition for
scholarships begins at the
local level, in towns and cit-
ies throughout the state
of Florida. The deserving
young lady ch6sefn to repre-
sent Florida, will, travel (all
expenses paid) to the historic
port city of Mobile, Alabama,
home of the national finals of
America's Junior Miss. There
they will spend two weeks
getting to know outstanding
girls from across the, coun-
try, experiencing the fun and
beauty of the area, enjoying
the, hospitality of local and
national sponsors, and pre-
paring for the challenge of
scholarship competition.
AJM,. the 'oldest and
largest scholarship program
for high school senior girls,
makes available over $63
million dollars in college


scholarships annually. The
program's goal is to honor
young women who excel and
encourage them to obtain a
college education and assume
roles of leadership in their
communities and profes-
sions.
The current state repre-
sentative is Samantha Buxton
the daughter of Randy and
Lisa Buxton of Gainesville,
FL.. She participated in the
Sunshine State At-Large
program and represented
Alachua County at the state
program.
Samantha is an extreme-
ly positive and motivated
young lady. Samantha is a
2005 graduate of Bradford
High School. She graduat-
ed in the top of her class
with Outstanding Honors.
She served as Student Body
President and was the Feature
Twirler. She was a member of
numerous clubs, and orga-
nizations. For Samantha,
the road to the America's
Junior Miss National Finals
has been rewarding. At the
State Program, she received
$1,600 in cash scholarships.
Samantha is currently using
her scholarship earnings at
the University of Georgia in
Athens, GA. She is a mem-
ber of the UGA Majorette
team, which won three
National Collegiate Twirling
Championships this summer
in South Bend, IN. Samantha
is also a member of Zeta Tau
Alpha, the Student Advisory
Council, and Campus
Outreach Ministries at UGA.
She is majoring in Psychology
and participating in a Pre-
Law program. Samantha
had a wonderful experience
at America's Junior Miss
2005 in Mobile, AL. She met
amazing people and gained
valuable life experience.
Samantha represented the
state of Florida very well!
SMari Wilensky Miss
Florida Miss America
Program who placed in
the top 10 during the recent
Miss America Program in Las
Vegas, Nevada, will serve as
Master of Ceremonies during
the 2006 Florida Junior Miss
Program. .
The Gulf County com-
munity is invited to Taylor
County to support these very
deserving young ladies.
We would like to Thank
all of our sponsors and give a
special Thank You to GTCom
for their continued support.
Call now for hotel reser-
vations.
Contact Deidra Newman
or a board member for more
information on sponsorship
or getting involved in our pro-
gram 850-584-8733 or e-mail
fjm(agtcom.net.









the

G ulf
SCoast
Salute 2006 Air Show and
Open House, April 22 and
23. This be highlighted by
the United States Air Force
Thunderbirds, an aerial dem-
onstration team of F-16Cs,
Fighting Falcons. To see how
this year's Gulf Coast Salute
is shaping up, check out the
official
Web site at http://tyn-
dall.schultzairshows.com/
zairshows.com/> or e-mail
pacontacts(,tyndall.af.mil

pacontacts(%,tyndall.af.mil> .
Controlled Burns The
325th Fighter Wing Natural
Resources officials conduct
controlled burns periodically
throughout the year for envi-
ronmental and safety reasons
on Tyndall. Approximately
9,000 acres are burnt each
year of the bases 29,000
acres of responsibility. These
controlled fires reduce the
likelihood of wildfires and
help to promote regenera-
tion of low-lying plants and
brush that require regularly-
scheduled bums in order to
grow. For additional infor-
mation about the controlled
burn program on base, call
the Natural Resources office


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


. 4B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, February 16, 2006





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News Column
Faith Christian School


in Florida this Summer


Daniel and Lynn Plett are
missionaries with TWR (Trans
World Radio) in the European
city of Bratislava, Slovakia
(located between Poland and
Hungary, boarding Austria to
the west). From time to time
they travel back to America to
visit churches that support
them. As a matter of fact,
well before he was married,
Faith Bible Church began
supporting Dan when he first
became a missionary.
With their children
Anna and Samuel, the Pletts
reported on their work in
the Pastor's Sunday School
class on Sunday, February
5th.- Daniel also delivered
the message in the morning
worship service.
On Monday, the Pletts
spoke in two chapel services
at Faith Christian School.
Aside from telling the
students about their work,
they also spoke of a typical
school day in Slovakia. The
most noted difference is that
children take off their shoes
upon arrival and don slippers
while in the school, building.
For the older students,
there was the challenge of
God's calling to the mission
field. For both chapels, the
students learned a few Slovak
words or phrases. The Pletts
will have traveled to Nebraska,
back to Florida and up to


Indiana before returning to
Europe.
Please remember to pray
for those who carry the Gospel
of Jesus Christ to parts of the
world that you may never see.
We appreciate the work of
missionaries.
This past Tuesday, the
Day of Purity" was celebrated
at FCS. Mayor Frank Pate
issued a proclamation making
February 14 the "Day of
Purity" for Port St. Joe. The
Day of Purity is simply a day
when America's youth can
make a public demonstration
of their commitment to remain
sexually pure, in mind and
actions. We plan on making
this an annual event at Faith
and we hope all area youth will
remain pure until marriage!
It was mentioned last
week that 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: Mandy
Cothran and Lisa Keels. These
ladies are sisters, school
moms, and former students.
They assist each week in
providing hot dogs, -grilled
cheese, and hamburgers
for student's lunches. The
parents appreciate the break
from preparing "brown bags"
and lunch boxes and we
appreciate Mandy and Lisa.


Project Grad News

Project Graduation would like to congratulate Lisa
Lacivita, winner of the raffle for "Beach Weekend Getaway",
which included accommodations, groceries, and dinner.
Thanks to Pristine Properties, The Piggly Wiggly, and the
Sunset Coastal Grill for their generous donations that made
the raffle possible.
The next Project Graduation meeting is scheduled for
Monday, Feb-ruary 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school audi-
torium. "Shark Pride" hoodies and T-shirts are still available.
Call JoAnn Raffield at 229-6085.


Federal funding from
the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) is avail-
able to Florida faith-based
and community sponsors to
operate feeding programs for
low-income children this sum-
mer. The federal funds will
reimburse organizations that
operate the USDA Summer
Food Service Program for
Children.
When school lunchrooms
close for the summer, a sig-
nificant number of children
in low-income Florida com-
munities could be at risk
of hunger or poor nutrition
because free and reduced
price school meals are not
available. USDA's Summer,
Food Program is designed to
bridge this summer nutrition
gap. It reimburses organiza-
tions for serving free, nutri-
tious breakfasts, lunches or
snacks to children in eligible
low-income areas. However,
the program continues to be
underutilized, largely due to
a lack of willing operators
and feeding sites. Last year
8,067,535 free meals were
served to low income Florida
children at a USDA summer
food program. Yet the num-
ber of free and reduced price
school lunches that Florida
children ate during the school
year was 178,176,514.
In Florida the Summer
Food Program is adminis-
tered by 'the Department of
Education. To operate the
program this summer, orga-
nizations should contact this
state agency as soon as pos-
sible to attend one of the
required training being
held on the following dates:


February 21, February 22-
23, February 27-28, February
28, March 2-3, and March 7-
8, 2006. Applications and
sponsor information may
be obtained from the Child
Nutrition Programs, 325 W.
Gaines Street, Room 1122,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-040.
The contact person is Michelle
Morris at (850) 245-9262, or
she can be reached by email
at michelle.morris(),fldoe.org.
The Summer Food
Service Program is targeted to
children through age 18 living
in low-income areas (where
50% or more of the students
qualify for free or reduced
price school meals). The pro-
gram operates in schools,
public housing centers, play-
grounds, camps, parks and
churches. Sponsors can be
public or nonprofit private
schools or school districts;
public or private nonprofit
residential summer camps;
local, county or state gov-
ernment agencies; colleges
or universities participating
in the National Youth Sports
Program; or faith-based and
community private nonprof-
it organizations. Sponsors
receive federal payments for
both the meals served to chil-
dren and the administrative
costs of serving the meals.
New sponsors also receive
training and technical assis-
tance from the state agency.
The Summer Food
Service Program of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture is
available to children regard-
less of race, color, national
origin, sex, age or disability.


Spelling Bee Champs -

Congratulations to Port St. Joe Middle School Spelling Bee
Champion, Alexis Jones and runner-up, Joe Rish. ,'Alexis will
compete in the county .spelling bee on Friday, February 24 at
Wewahitchka Middle School.


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)
Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers
The agenda will include the following topics:
1. Approval of Request for Bay County and Local Governments East of the Hathaway Bridge to Adopt a
Common Roadway Concurrency Management System
2. Adoption of 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan Needs Assessment
3. Adoption of Evaluation Criteria for the 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan Project Selection
4. Endorsement of the "Development and Public Transportation Planning Guide" and Authorize
Request for Local Governments to Incorporate the Guide into Comprehensive Plans and Development
Review Process
5. Appointment of Members to Bay County, Gulf County, Washington Count) and Holmes
County Regional Transportation Coalition
6. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO regarding transportation issues.
The TPO's Advisory Committees will meet as shown below on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 in
the Panama City City Hall:
Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m.
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 12:00 Noon
Agendas are available on the TPO's website at www.w'rpc.dst.fl.us/bctpo. Direct questions or com-
ments to Mr. Nick Nickoloff at 1-800-226-8914, ext 212, or nickoloffn@wfrpc.dst.fl.us.
The TPO will make reasonable accd ,iiiidirions for access to thi iilet ,tin. in accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act and for language requirements other than English. Please notify Ms. Ellie Roberts of
access or language requirements at 850-595-8910 ext 218 at least 48 hours in advance.



ANNOUNCEMENT

Transportation Enhancement Application Workshop

The Bay County TPO is hosting a Transportation Enhancement Program
Application Workshop for the 2007/2008 Application cycle.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
11:30 am
Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers meeting
room behind the Commission Chambers


Date:
Time:
Location:


The workshop will include an overview of the Transportation Enhancement
Program including:
Who may apply
Eligible activities
Application process
Project re-submittal requirements

For copies of the Application Packet, Re-submittal forms, or for more information,
please visit our website, www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us, or contact Josephine Combs at
combsj@wfrpc.dst.fl.us or (850) 595-8910 ext 215 or Gina Watson at
watsong@wfrpc.dst.fl.us or (850) 595-8910 ext 239.

The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to this meeting in
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and for language
requirements other than English. Please notify Ms. Ellie Roberts of access or
language requirements at 850-595-8910 ext 218 at least 48 hours in advance.

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


'Contemtpormy Service 9:00 a.m.
Siinday School: 10:00 a.m.

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Methodist Yosuth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
*Evtning Worship: 7:00 p.m.
. All Times are EST


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Minister of Musi/Youth
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


Mike Westbroo
Pastor


Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
0k, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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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
WVednesday: 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)



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Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT


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MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


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


Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family & j

Friendship are found
:, Is Patience Really A Virtue? It is difficult to overlook the challenges to our schedules,
plans, & hopes for each day. Being inconvenienced is not easy. It is often easier to whine &
complain than it is to patiently wait & endure.
However, God does gives us what we need to face each moment with joy, hope, & calm-
ness. Learn today to commune with God in prayer & in reading His Word. Instead of getting
Angry, ask God what He wants you to learn in that situation. Patience is a part of the "fruit of
ithe Spirit." Choose patience today!
; 1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691
S-4 Worship on Sunday: 10:30am Bible Study on Sunday: Worship on Wednesday:
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Gospel Sing

The Abe Springs Baptist
Church will be having a Gospel
Sing on Feb 18. Featured
Singers will be Sister Joyce
Igo and other local talent.
The sing will start at 6:00
p.m. CST. The church is
located at 13913 SW CR 275.
For more information please
call 674-5880 or 674-4376.
Everyone is cordially invited.


Mrs. Ida Speed Po

Mrs. Ida Speed Porte
93, of Port St. Joe, Fl
passed away Saturday
ing, Feb. 11, in a local
ing home. She was
in Columbus, Ga and
being orphaned as a
girl moved to Apalac
and lived in the Orman H
with other members o
family. Mrs. Porter t
elementary school for
years and was a me
of the St. 'James Epis
Church in Port St. Joe.
was preceded in deal
her husband, Richard
Porter and her gran
dren, Susan Porter G
and Richard K. Watts.
is survived by, her d
ter, Barbara Porter Ma
and her great grandchi
Matthew Porter Will
Meghan Elizabeth Will
and Richard Jared Wat
of Port St. Joe. Gra'
funeral services were
ducted on Feb 15 at
p.m. EST in the Ma,
Cemetery in Apalach
The family received frier
the funeral home on Tu
evening, Feb 14 from
p.m. EST. For those
wish, donations may be
to Covenant Hospice c
James Episcopal Cl
in memory of Mrs. P
Expressions of sym
can be submitted and v
at our online, obituary
www.southerlandfamily
Southerland F
Funeral Home 507
Stee, Pot St J e F


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As time goes on it gets worse each day.
The kids going to school can't even pray.
The Supreme Court voted and made it a rule,
Because Madilyn didn't want prayer in school.
Many have died in schools since then.
Maybe God is showing the wages of sin.
Christians, we need to ask forgiveness
And stay on our knees.
If we confess our sins, Hell hear our pleas.
Hell help us overcome the sin in our life.
- Billy Johnson


o Eastern Star in Port St. Joe of Ka
oiter for the past 25 years. Nell 1968
loved flowers. Pharr
er, age Survivors include her FL. A
orida, husband of 47 and 1/2 years, he at
morn- Hershell Neel of Port St. Joe, group
nurs- her two sons, Keith Neel and the W
born wife, Charlene, of Port St. was t]
after Joe, and Sammy R. Neel and Shepi
young wife, Nannette, of Hemphill, Haver
hicola TX, her five brothers, W. C. the C
House Robinson of Wewahitchka, Club.
:f her FL, Leon Robinson and he w
aught wife, Faye, of Tallahassee, Florid
many FL, Ken Robinson and wife, the L
ember Betty, of Pace, FL, Samuel Coun
scopal Robinson and wife, Dorothy, H
She of Gainesville, GA., and Royce wife,
th by Robinson and wife, Nellwyne, of W
Gibbs of Pace, FL, her sister, Joyce Frank
dchil- Dykes of Wewahitchka, Jenny
iaylor her grandchildren, Jeremy one
She Norquist, Michelle Maddex, Smith
augh- and Christina Neel, and her Gray
rshall .great-grandson,' William broth
ldren, Thomas Maddex, III. Funeral St. Jc
liams, services to celebrate the life Robel
liams, of Mrs. Neel were held on Cinci
Uts, all. Sunday, in dea
beside Feb. 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST, Robel
con- at the First Baptist Church of Miller
2:00 Port St. Joe with Rev. Brent FL as
gnolia Vickery officiating. Burial will John
licola. follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. Boynl
nds at The family will receive M
.esday friends Sat., Feb. 11, from 7 held
n 4-6 to 9 p .m. at the funeral home a.m.
who in Port St. Joe. Chur
made Expressions of sympathy In li(
or St. may be submitted and viewed butio
church at our online obituaries link: Good
Porter. (www.southerlandfamily. Arnes
pathy com). FL
viewed Southerland Family Chari
link: Funeral Home, 507 Tenth Winte
.com. Street, Port St. Joe, FL In
family 32456. remain


appa Alpha Order. In
he established Smith's
macy in Winter Haven,
4n active businessman,
t one time operated a
of three pharmacies in
Winter Haven area. He
lhe President of the Good
herd Hospice of Winter
n, and a past member of
presss Gardens Rotary
A citrus grove owner,
vas a member of The
la Club and belonged to
Lake Region Yacht and
try Club.
.e is survived by his
Dianne Hannon Smith
inter Haven, his son,
k Edward Smith and wife
y of Cincinnati, Ohio,
daughter, Catherine
Sanders and husband
of Tampa, Florida; his
er Knapp Smith of Port
oe, FL and one grandson,
rt Anderson Smith of
nnati. He was preceded
ath by his parents, John
rt Smith and Margaret
r Smith of Port St. Joe,
ad by his brother, Dr.
Robert Smith, Jr. of
ton Beach, FL
memorial Services were
Sat., Feb 11 at 11:00
at St. Joseph's Catholic
ch of Winter Haven.
eu of Flowers: contri-
ns can be made to:
Shepherd Hospice, 105
ion Avenue, Auburndale,
33823; or to: Catholic
ties, 532 Ave. "M', NW,
ar Haven, FL 33881. !]
interment of his cremated
ins will be at Holly Hill
etery, Port St. Joe, FL


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON. BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K 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



First $Baptist Church
.- 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

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



The friendly place to worship! /V


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


k "A Reformed Voice
,UI in the Community"

^ Ji I O MC1 Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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

TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
< ST. JAMES'

I EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00 1..
www.stiamesepiscovalchurch.org 850-227-1845


age 64, of Port St. Joe, FL
passed away Thursday, Feb.
9, in a Panama City, FL
hospital. She was born in
Wausau, FL and had been a
resident of Gulf County since
1960. Nell was the man-
ager of Danley/Helig-Meyers
Furniture Store in Port St.
Joe for many years. She was
a member of the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe and a
member of the Order of the


Smith, 65, of Winter Haven,
Passed away February 8 in
Tampa, FL. Born January
28, 1941 in Atlanta, he was
raised in Port St. Joe, FL
and graduated from Port St.
Joe High School in 1959.
The son of a pharmacist, he
received his degree in 1963
from Auburn University
School of Pharmacy, where
he was also a member of the
football team, and a member


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

S You're .mong friends at
Oak Grove Assembly ofGod
David .3. fernandez, Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe, JC
Schedule of Services
Sunday lWednesday
Sunday School 9:45am MdWeek.Meal 5.OOpm
morningg Worship 10:45am .id 'Week Bble Study 6:15pm
Xids on thle .Move 10:45am .Ministry In Acti/on 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry-..Monday- 6:30pm
Ladles Mlnistrv Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic 'Praise Worship- Preaching the Pure -Word ...



HEALING SERVICE

Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center

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


Carolyn Marie Texeira
of 615 Cox Landing Road,
Wewahitchka passed away
Sunday Feb 5. She was
survived by three children
and her Mother, Lottie Rich
of 575 Byrd Parker Drive.
A memorial service was
held 2 p.m., Friday Feb.
10 at Fresh Anointing Out
Reach, Smith Tower Road,
HWY 73, Kinard. Rev. Jason


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Gann Brothers in Concert cfE


The 3ann Brothers are
Phil Garn, Calvin Gann, Kyle
Peddie, and George Roberts.
This group is much more
than jut another Christian
music g'oup. They have the
ability t( sing, minister, per-
form anm entertain audiences.
Their st'le of music is appeal-
ing to all ages and ranges
from traditional to mild con-
temporary.
Another contributing fac-
tor to the group's success
is thatall four members are
accomplished songwriters.
Calvin wrote "Lift Me Again"
record by Gold City. He
has abo written such Gann
Brothes favorites as "I Met
Jesus On The Radio," "Take
What I Have," "Mansion
Buildr" "Who Touched Me,"
"Sombody Waiting For Me,"
and His Love Like A River
Flow."
Eail Gann is a writer
who has proven himself to
havewhat it takes when he
puts the pen to the paper
with such compositions as
"Pra'er," "Restless Heart,"
"Pece Be Still," and "Calvary's
Flox." Phil plays bass guitar,
rhythm guitar and sings pri-
may baritone.
Kyle Peddie who is the
youngest member of the group
ha' already established him-
sel as a gifted singer, musi-
cia, songwriter and com-
minicator of the gospel. Kyle
was involved in contemporary
C!ristian music for a num-
br of years and sings any
prt needed to round out the
established Gann Brothers
sund. Some of Kyle's songs
included "Holy God," "Heart
,way" which was recorded by
its former group "Kyle and
jeorge." His most recent is
The Father's Love" on the
,3ann Brothers "Renewed"
project. He primarily plays
bass guitar and sings tenor
r the group, but will occa-
tItllIr -fla lv ke-rvbqords.


also is endorsed by Alessis
Electronics and Heart
Dynamic to play their electric
drums.
The Gann Brothers have
an exclusive recording con-
tract with Zion Music Group
in Nashville, Tennessee, with
such albums as "Renewed,:
and "It's About Time." Also
they have released an album
call "20 Years, The Best of
the Gann Brothers, 1976 -
1996." These are the favor-
ites that have been recorded
since 1976.
Phil and Calvin live in
Panama City, and Kyle and
George live in Hosford. They
all meet at the bus, leave
their families to travel and
sing all over the country in
churches, auditoriums, con-
ventions and festivals. They


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have appeared on many
national concert productions
with the most familiar being
the Gospel Music Television
World Premier in Pigeon
Forge, Tennessee, and the
National Quartet Convention
in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Gann Brothers
have one goal and that is to
reach people for Jesus Christ
through the music they sing
and the words they use.
Whether in a small church or
a large auditorium the mes-
sage is the same. People need
the Lord!
You can see the Gann
Brothers Sunday, Feb. 19 at
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at
the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe, 1001
Constitution Drive, Port St.
Joe.


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George Roberts is the JOE BEACH only a sho
ioup's drummer, road man- The Faith Christian School Art o the Gulf of Mexico. I
ger and major encourager. TO SELL $239,900
ieorge also writes songs and Classes made special Valentines for
las several personal testi-
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Soyd Decrys ..

Proposed Cuts '

n Healthcare

Administration's budget .
slashes funding for Medicare '-
and Medicaid .. 1-
Congressman Allen Boyd BOATER'S DREAM! (
(D-North Florida) today criti- built home in H
cized the Administration's Creek situated on 2 16
2007 budget for the pro- plete with hardwood
posed cuts to Medicare, ing, enormous boat st
Medicaid and other important All grades 1st -6th screened porch, work,,
healthcare programs. The more! $199,900
President's budget reduces helped to make this Valentine Day
Medicare by $36 billion over Dawn & Randall Jon
the next five years and by special for our troops. Agent
$105 billion over the next 10 Mobile:
years. This includes cuts in 850-227-4111
payments to hospitals, skilled Art Teacher Nls. Jeanne Davis 850227
nursing facilities and ambu-
lance services and increas-
es in Medicare premiums
for certain beneficiaries. In
addition, the budget slashes
Medicaid by $13.7 billion over
the next five years.
"The Administration's
budget makes cuts to the
Medicare program at a time '
when seniors, pharmacists .
and hospitals are struggling ENJOY THE VIEWS
with the new Medicare pre- BR EEZE S from 2 sc
scription drug plan and that porches at the secluded
just doesn't make sense," Pass GULFVIEW home
Congressman Boyd said. ing upgraded interior or
"Seniors, children and peo- s to the beach. $549,00
pie with disabilities depend
on Medicare and Medicaid,
and these cuts undermined -
these extremely beneficial
programs. "
The President's budget HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
also underfunrids the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), High quality, professional photographs will be made locally and at
our primary center for health no charge or obligation,
research, byproposinganover- We, as sponsors, will use and display the photos as a tribute to
all freeze to the NIH budget at TOMORROW'S LEADERS. .TODAY GULFVIEW home or
the 2006 level. Additionally, San Bias with nui
the budget eliminates sev- As a bonus, you will see finished color photos (photos used in upgrades including
eral key health programs, the feature will be in black and white) and have an opportunity TUB,cedar room, er
including the Preventive to purchase any for your family needs you are not obligated garage, fireplace, &
Health \Block Grant, the to buy anything. No age limit. 77,900
Healthy Communities Access to buy anything.oage $477,900
Program, the Emergency "TOMORROW'S LEADERS..." Feature is Sponsored by:
Medical Services for Children
Program, and the Universal.rE
Newborn Sdreening Program.
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are paying more than ever Gulfview Indian Pass
before for healthcare and pre- Date: February 24th, Friday GULF FRONT Sunset I
scription drugs," Boyd stated..GULF FRONT fema $
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responsible budget that recog- Location: 135 Hwy 98, Port St. Joe GULFFRONT Cape Sai
nizes our need for affordable, Call Kim at 227-1278 BAYFRONT on Cape S
quality healthcare, and I will Call Kim at 227-1278
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Congress to adequately fund INTERPRS IS
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Maintaining Balance For Life


Gladys Weaver's work-
place ritual helped her lose
30 pounds last year. Twice
each day during 15-min-
ute morning and afternoon
breaks Weaver slips off
her heels, laces into the ten-
nis shoes she stores under
her desk and heads outdoors
to walk brisk laps around
the Bay County Health
Department, where she
works as a staff assistant.
The office jaunts started last
year when Weaver participat-
ed in the Health Department-
sponsored "Balanced for Life"
program. The eight-week pro-
gram, now in its fourth year,
is meant to inspire a health-
ier lifestyle. For Weaver, it
worked. She kept up the
regime and is participating
again this winter.
The Lynn Haven woman,
64, had a stent placed in a
blocked artery about a year
and a half ago. Weaver said
her heart disease is now in
check. "I do feel a lot bet-
ter. I've got more energy. I'm
in better health," she said.
Participants track daily exer-
cise and fruit and vegetable
consumption aiming to exer-
cise for 30 to 90 minutes
a day and eat five to nine
fruit and vegetable servings.
Weekly logs are sent to the.
Health Department.
Connie Kelly has over-
seen Balanced for Life since
its inception. Kelly is the
community health task force
coordinator for the Health
Department. "This is not
calorie counting, and it's not


really a diet program," Kelly
said. "It's about changing
your life."
According to the 2002
Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
administered by the Florida
Department of Health, 24.6
percent of Bay County res-
idents are obese, meaning
they have a body mass index
of 30 or greater, and 33.7
percent are overweight with
a body mass index of at least
25 but less than 30. Body
Mass Index, or BMI, is a mea-
surement of body fat based
on height and weight.
In creating the Balanced
for Life format, Kelly said
organizers wanted to make
it simple and easy to fol-
low. Exercise and fruit and
vegetable consumption are
the focus, she said, because
of recommendations from
organizations including the
American Heart Association
and the American cancer
Society.
"I went and actually saw
the research that's being done
out there," Kelly said. "What's
making our society become
increasingly overweight -
we are a sedentary society.
We simply don't get enough
physical activity, and we
are eating too much fast
food." To change things up
this year, Kelly added a new
component participants
this year are being asked to
record the colors of tho fruits
and vegetables they consume
and they are given a chart
explaining the benefit of each
color group.


March Of Dimes Presents DOH Deputy

Secretary With Mission Possible Award


Today, Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
Deputy Secretary and State
Health Officer for Children's
Medical Services Joseph J.
Chiaro, 'M.D., was awarded
the Mission Possible Award
from the Northwest Florida
Division of the March of
Dimes. Dr. Chiaro, along with
DOH Director of Laboratory
Services Ming Chan, Ph.D.,
was presented with the award
for the new statewide expan-
sion of newborn screening.
The Mission Possible
Award recognizes community
Jndividuals or groups whom
exemplify the March of Dimes
mission of improving the
health of babies by prevent-
ing birth defects and infant
mortality. On January 9, the
number of disorders new-
borns are tested for increased
from seven to 34, including
genetic, metabolic and hemo-
globinopathic disorders.
7 "The Department and the
newborn screening program'
staff are honored to be
recognized by the March of
Dimes," Chiaro said. "Like
the March of Dimes, the new
program, which exceeds. the
national standards in new-
:born screening, provides
parents with opportunity
-to plan and evaluate treat-


ment options, if necessary.
Simply having this program
and the services of the March
of Dimes available provides
many families with a sense
of hope,"
The award, which was
created in 2003, is present-"
ed annually in conjunction
with the launching of the
March of Dimes WalkAmerica
Campaign. WalkAmerica is
the organization's largest
annual national fund-raiser.
WalkAmerica 2006 is sched-
uled for 9 a.m. on Saturday,
April 22 at Cascades Park.
In Florida, the expanded
screening has been in place
throughout 2005 in select
Regional Perinatal Intensive
Care Centers (RPICC) that
care for infants with the high-
est risk of disease or difficult
birth. Sick newborns from
rural areas are often trans-
ferred to RPICC hospitals,
allowing the nearly yearlong
pilot expansion to identify
and treat several infants with
rare genetic disorders.
For additional informa-
tion on the newborn screening
program visit the program's
Web site at www.doh.state.
fl.us/cms/nbscreen.html.


Bananas, dates, cauli-
flower and mushrooms, mem-
bers of the white group, are
good for the heart and reduce
the risk of some cancers, for
example. Apricots, canta-
loupe, carrots and sweet pota-
toes, members of the orange/
yellow group, are good for the
heart, immune system, vision
and reduce the risk of some
cancers. "It shows them the
benefits," Kelly said. "Some
of the feedback I've gotten is,
'Wow, I never realized I eat a
lot of greens, but I don't eat
many of the orange and yel-
low and red."'
Balanced for Life partici-
pants earn points by sending
logs in on time and by partici-
pating in team and program
events, among other things,
Kelly said. At the end of the
eight-week period, prizes,
including $500 for the win-
ning team, will be awarded.
More than 300 people and
more than 40 teams have
signed up so far. The, pro-
gram started last week, but
Kelly said she would accept
new teams through the end
of the week. Groups can have
as few as two and as many as
10 members.
Participation numbers
climbed for the first three
years, peaking at about 600
last year, Kelly said. She
believes the drop-off this year
is the result of more employ-
ers offering their own health
and fitness programs. "A lot
of people, are doing their own
programs and that's fine as


long as people are trying to be
healthier," she said.
Most of the teams are
office groups. Weaver believes
the support from team mem-
bers at the Health Department
helped her succeed last year.
"We take our breaks and
walk with people at work. I've
got people there to remind
me, 'Have you taken your
break today?"' she said.
Tony Bennett, admin-
istrator of the HealthSouth
Emerald Coast
Rehabilitation Hospital,
is participating in Balanced
for Life for his second year.
Last year, Bennett, 44, said
the program proved to be the
motivation he needed to stick
to a regular exercise plan
- at least for eight weeks.
"I mixed i it up," he said.
"I just set a goal that I would
get in my 30 minutes of exer-
cise one way or the other. If
I missed in the morning, I
might walk at lunch or in the
evening wheii I got home."
Bennett Isaid he bought
a treadmill just so he could
meet his goals, but once the
program ended, his motiva-
tion slipped. "I like this annu-
al renewal," he said. "You feel
like if you keep doing this for
a while, it will stick."
Bennett 6aid he is work-
ing to implement a simi-
lar year-rouid program for
HealthSouth employees.
For more information
about Balan ed for Life, call
*Connie Kellr at 872-4455,
ext. 1344. '


Covenant Hospice Offers


Volunteer Orientation

Covenant Hospice is offering a two-hour Volunteer
Orientation on Thursday, February 16 from 12 p.m. to 2
p.m., at Covenant Hospice's Education Center, 107 West
19th Street, Panama City, Fl.
This orientation provides an overview of hospice pro-
grams and services and explains the role of the volunteer.
After completing the orientation and an application process,
volunteers can indicate their placement choices. Volunteer
opportunities include administrative support in a Covenant
Hospice office or Community Support Center, special events
and fundraisers, or the Ambassador community outreach
program. This is a free program and open to the public.
Registration is requested and lunch is provided.
Pleasejoin us and see how your talents can best be
used to help others. The contributions made by volunteers
allow Covenant Hospice, a non-profit organization, to con-
tinue to provide a very special kind of care for patients with
life-limiting illnesses. To register, call Shelley Frazier to
register at 785-3040.
CALENDAR LISTING
WHO: Covenant Hospice
WHAT: Volunteer Orientation
WHEN: February 16 from 12pm-2pm.
WHERE: Covenant Hospice's Education Center, 107
West 19th Street, Panama City, FL.

WHY: Provide an overview of volunteer opportunities at
Covenant Hospice in the areas of administrative support,
community outreach, and fundraising events to potential
volunteers.
COST: Free with lunch provided.
CONTACT: Registration is requested. Contact Shelley
Frazier at 785-3040.


Bronson Announces Company To Supply


Cabbage Plants To Third-graders

Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson announced today that a Union Springs,
i Alabama, company is offering free cabbage plants to all third-
graders who are interested in growing a vegetable plant.
The company, Bonnie Plant Farm, will deliver the plants
to any school in Florida whose third-grade students want to
learn the importance of agriculture to the nation. The vari-
ety being offered -- the O.S. Cross -- produces heads up to
50 pounds, which should be interesting to young students.
Each student participating in the experience will also receive
gardening instructions for cabbage plants and other veg-
etable crops, as well.
"I salute Bonnie Plant Farm for its efforts in teaching
young students the importance of agriculture in this coun-
try," Bronson said.
The company said it will offer a $1,000 scholarship in
Florida, and the winner will be selected in a random draw-
ing.
Schools whose students are interested in participating
in the program can call Keith Pugh, Bonnie Plant Farm's
Customer Services Director, at 1-800-345-3384, by Feb. 15
or request plants online at http://www.bonnieplants.com by
that date. The company will deliver the plants and growing
instructions to schools shortly after requests are received.


The BAYOU RESTAUGRANT
A t/ste j 7Ym-ind J,_
op lNc nie 'PIINE IN f i NQile Ilio0ptieRe
Specializing in authentic Cajun and Creoliz euisin z
Comei try our very own Shrimp Gumbo, Crawfish etouffe and more
fls well as a full fill flmerican line up of Stzaks, Seafood, Specialty Salads,
Gourmet Sandwiches and a Child's menu.
Conveniently located on mainstreet in Wewahitehka. One block North of tiwy
22. Call ahead for business hours and daily lunch and dinner specials.
850-639-9444


By Virginia Bathurst Beck
In The Beginning
There are many stories
as to how Valentines Day was
started. From Roman History
comes the story that two Saint
Valentines were martyred on
February 14 by being behead-
ed. Yuck! However Roman
scholars have had great dif-
ficulty in finding historical
facts supporting this among
Roman martyred Valentine
legends.
Another story is that
the custom of exchanging
Valentines on February 14
can be traced to the English
poet, Geoffrey Chaucer. He
mentioned that birds begin to
pair off on that day. I'd rather
believe that, wouldn't you?
Charles Duke of New
Orleans is said to have sent
the first true Valentine Card
to his wife in 1415. He was
imprisoned in the Tower of
London at that time.
Inrspite of these sad starts,
Valentine's Day, it is now
celebrated round the world.
In Europe it is celebrated
in many ways. British chil-
dren sing special Valentine
Day songs and receive gifts
of candy, fruit, or money. In
some areas of England people
bake cinnamon buns with
caraway seeds, plums, or rai-
sins. Italians hold a Valentine
Day feast. In Denmark people
send pressed white flowers
called snowdrops to their
friends. Danish men also
send a type of Valentine
called a gaekkebrev (joking
letter) but doesn't sign his
name. Instead he signs it
using one dot for each letter
in his name. If the woman
who gets it guesses his name,
he rewards her with an Easter
egg on Easter.
In the United State and
Canada children exchange


Annual Open
The National High
Magnetic Field Laboratory
will hold its 12th Annual
Open House on Saturday,
Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. This popular commu-
nity event offers activities for
,all ages, including hands-on
science, self-guided tours of
the laboratory andinteractive
demonstrations.
A few of the highlights
planned for this year 'sev-
ent, which has the theme of
"Attractions in Motion":
... Solar Proton Storm
Display This flashy and
intriguing, experiment uses
light, color and' sound to
demonstrate the mysterious
Red Aurora Borealis. This
demonstration will be pre-
sented by Michael Kasha,
FSU Distinguished University
Research Professor and
National Academy of Sciences
member.
... NASA Space Stations
- Featured are interactive,
kid-friendly comet activi-
ties, including a display of
collection materials used
on the NASA Stardust and
Genesis missions; "Build-A-
Comet," with amazing pic-
tures of Comet Wild 2; and
"Draw Your Own Spacecraft"
for landing on the Wall of
Technology.
... Free Electron Laser
Display This is a hair-rais-
ing, kid-friendly demonstra-
tion of magnets, magnetic
fields and electrons.
Open House visitors also
will get a close-up look and
a layperson's understanding
of work under way at the
magnet lab. Scientists and
engineers will explain their
activities in simple terms and
demonstrate basic science
and engineering concepts.
Highlights also include chem-
istry "magic," a rocket launch
display, a model Maglev train,
a potato cannon, a science
photography contest, and the
return of the Great Magnet
Lab Search Party. The latter
is a fun-filled, family "think-
ing" activity solving several
small puzzles that are clues
to a much larger, grand puz-
zle.
Another prominent par-
ticipant in the 12th Annual
Open House is FSU's Center
for Advanced PowerSystems
(CAPS), one of the magnet


valentines with theii friends
and often have a schcl party.
Older children and adults
often have dances an parties
to celebrate the holiday. Some
of my fondest memories were
of exchanging valentines with
my friends in school. Ve also,
of course, brought the teach-
er one. We then had ool-aid
and cookies, complenrnts of
our teacher, and wee dis-
missed early from school.
Incidentally, we enjoyed the
day partly because (f our
respite from the ordinary
book learning.
Did You Know Tha?
92 Million Valentini Day
cards are exchanged emnu-
ally, making Valentine's Day
the second most popular
greeting card giving occaion
(This total excludes plck-
aged kids cards for ckss-
room exchanges.) Nearl3 60
percent of all Valentine )ay
cards are purchased in tie 6
days prior to the observance,
making Valentine Day a rlo-
crastinator's delight.
Thereare 120 single ren
who are in their 20s for every
100 single women of the sale
age. There are 33 single mn (
age 65 or older for every 110
single women of the sar.e
ages. Where did all the mei
go ladies? Sources: Hallmark
the AARP Newsletter and Th
World Book Encyclopedia.

Joke Of The Year
When my husband was
courting me, he was a prompt
suitor with his Valentine card
and candy. Now he still regu-
larly gives me my card and,
candy but it is a day late. He '
doesn't buy the candy until
the day after Valentine Dy
because it goes on sale their.


House,,
lab's partners in technology
Some. of CAPS' activities
demonstrations will includk-,:;
electric and solar cars fron.
the Florida A&M University)
FSU College of Engineering
superconducting nitroger.
experiments, and the Wakulla
Springs electric boat. Parking
is available.
The National 'High
Magnetic Field Laboratory is,
a world-class facility serving,'
scientists from across the

United States and around the'
world. While the lab boasts, ai
national and international
focus, it is very involved'' .
with local, regional and state'
education efforts, including,.
school group tours, outreach ....,
programs and curriculum.
products in use throughout ',
Florida.. Many of the lab's..,,..
Community Science and
Education Partners also
will be participating in the'
Open House with special
events and activities, includ-
ing a silent auction. Look
for representatives from the
St. Marks Wildlife Refuge; -
the Tallahassee Museum of
History and Natural Science;
the Mary Brogan Museum "-
of Arts and Sciences: FSU '
Science on theMove; the Old
Capitol organization: the
TLC Animal Service Center;
Learning for Life; FSU
Women in Math, Science and
Engineering; and many oth-
ers.
The magnet lab is located
in Tallahassee's Innovation
Park, 1800 E. Paul Dirac
Drive, near the FAMU-FSU
College of Engineering. For
more information, call (850)
644-0311 or (850) 644-9186,
or visit www.magnet.fsu.edu.
Directions to the
National High Magnetic Field
Laboratory:
... From Interstate 10
and Route 263 (Capital
Circle Northwest): Take I-10
to Exit No. 196. Go south
on Capital Circle Northwest.
Continue through the inter-
section with Route 20. At the
next traffic light, turn left
onto Route 371, Salso known
as Orange Avenue. Turn left
at Pottsdamer Street and go
approximately 1 mile. The
magnet lab will be straight
ahead when Pottsdamer
Street ends at East Paul
Dirac Drive.


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Using IRAs / 401(k)s to Purchase Real




Estate: A Risk Management Decision


In today's financial
and economic environ-
inent, consumers are faced
With a myriad of invest-
pnent options and decisions
involving many different
forms of risk and return.
* Risk management is
a science and should be
understood before select-
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PJsing IRAs and 401(k) roll-
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jeal estate will not only help
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ent forms of risk.
If an investor is not cur-
rently using his/her IRA /
401(k) rollover account to
purchase real estate, the
account holder is usually
invested in mutual funds,
stocks and/or money type
instruments. This decision
carries certain risks and
should be understood dur-
ing the accumulation and
distribution process. These
risks can be substantial and
vary greatly over time.
The total risk associated
with IRA / 401(k) accounts
may include Estate Tax Risk,
Federal and State Income
Tax Risk, Business Risk,
Investment Risk, Inflation
Risk and Liquidity Risk.
Because all of these risks
are interrelated, it is virtu-
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the individual risk posed by
each one. However, each
investor should understand
each risk.
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ops and should be planned
for is called distribution.
During the accumulation
period, people are not being
advised of these risks and
costs. The reality of the
exposures is dealt with only
at the time distributions
begin. By not planning
for distribution risk/costs,
many financial opportuni-
ties are lost. This lack of
risk management costs the
IRA holder and his or her
spouse and beneficiaries
lost returns as well as the
financial opportunities to
deal with these risks.
When retirement
accounts are used to pur-
chase real estate, these risks
change (increase/decrease)


and should be understood
before making this invest-
ment decision.
The first decision an IRA
/ 401(k) holder must make
is whether or not he or she
is interested in buying real
estate. If so, what type of
property is desired and how
it will be used?
The second decision
a real estate investor/IRA
holder is faced with is wheth-
er the real estate should
go inside and be owned by


the IRA, or go outside the
IRA and be owned individu-
ally. Using certain retire-
ment accounts has different
guidelines and regulations
and should be understood
before completing the real
estate purchase.
When real estate is
placed inside or outside of
the IRA, all of these risks
change and so does the rate
of return calculation. If
someone fails to analyze
these changes, a true per-


spective of risk and returns
can not be analyzed.
Not all investors are
interested in buying real
estate. However, for those
that would like to buy more
or perhaps diversify their
portfolios, using IRAs /
401(k)s is a possibility.
Before making this deci-
sion an IRA owner should
understand his or her risk
and return possibilities.
When done properly, the
use of IRAs / 401(k) rollover
accounts become a viable
option for many families.
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Financial Consultant, is
located in Tallahassee,
Florida. He can be reached
at 1.800.525.1893 or
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website address is pottsfi-
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Coastal Realty Group Wins Gold


The Realtors Association of
Franklin and Southern Gulf
County which has over 600
members recently held their
MLS Production Awards
Ceremony at the Ft. Coombs
Armory in Apalachicola and
young company, Coastal
Realty Group walked away
with their share of awards.
Broker, Preston Russ said
that every one of the Realtors
in his office with over a year's
experience won Gold Awards
or better. "I don't think
there is another company in
the Gulf or Franklin County
that can make that claim".
A Gold Award signifies that
the Realtor achieved sales of
between $5 million and $10
million.
Debbe Wibberg and Elva
Peden again continue to
show that they are one of
the top realty teams in Gulf
County. They were winners
of Gold Award of which only
three were presented for the
combined counties. For
individual Victor Ramos
who joined Coastal Realty
mid-year 2005 finished


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another outstanding year
and received the Gold
Award. Brian Burkett
completing his first full year
in real estate also received a
Gold Award.
Preston Russ, broker
for the third year running
was awarded the Platinum
Award for sales exceeding
$10 million. Russ had this
to say, "I am very proud
of the team that we have
assembled. We got off to a
fast start in 2005. and had
an extraordinary year. We
outperformed firms that
have been in business
many years. Our firm
backs our agents with the
latest in technology and
we have proved that you


do not have to be a major
franchise or a large name
to serve your customer and
perform well. Our agents
work by the golden rule,
are knowledgeable, give the
customer the information
they need and work hard.
What you are seeing is 'a
new leader being stepping
forward in Gulf County. We
will do even more for our
customers in 2006 and will
have even more winners
next time around."
The awards banquet is an
annual event recognizing the
best in real estate based on
production. Sales Volumes
are tracked based on sal&s
through the multiple listing
service.


Citizens for Reduced Taxes Scheduled


The meeting of the
"Citizens for Reduced
Taxes." Will has been
scheduled For Monday,
Fed. 20, 6 p.m. CST at the
Public Library in Wewa and
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
EST at the Senior Center in
Port St. Joe.
"Citizens For Reduced
Taxes" is a new growing
group of citizens who feel
the Ad Valorum (Property)
Taxes' have gotten out 6f
control in Gulf County.


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The group's goal is to get
these taxes "dramatically
reduced" over the next two
years.
All Gulf County citizens
and property owners are
invited to attend these meet-
ings and get the details of
just how high Gulf County
Ad Valorum (Property Taxes)
have become and to see
how Gulf County .spending
h' "dcompard to 'dther coun-
ties around us.
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Apalachicola,
Probation


Sheriff Arrest Log
FWC Division Off


2/2/06-William Kelvine
Farmer, B/M/ 44, Port St.
Joe, FTA-Possession con-
trolled substance, Randall
Scott White, W/M, 20, Port
St. Joe, Violation Probation.
2/3/06-Martha Ann
Putnal, W/F, 41, Franklin
County, Leaving the scene of
traffic crash.
2/4/06-Jose Luis
Rodrigues Martinez, H/M, 26,
Port St. Joe, DWLSR. Davis
Earl Cooper, W/M, 48, Port
St. Joe, Battery. Elvin Dario
Erazo, H/M, 29, Georgia,
DWLSR. Charles Edward
Beachum, B/M, 55, Port.St.
Joe, Child Support.
2/5/06-Jaime Almaraz
Ruiz, H/M, 34, Disorderly
Conduct.
2/8/06-Michael L.
Nicholson, B/M, 39, Port
St. Joe, Violation Probation
Criminal Mischief. LorinBarto
White, Jr., W/M, 46, Port St.
Joe, Violation Probation (Bay
County). Joseph Putnal,
W/M, 39, Franklin County,
Leaving scene of Accident.
James Edward Hamilton, B/
M, 43, Port St. Joe, Violation
Probation. Corey Lynn
Jenkins, W/M, 19, Panama
City, Violation Probation.
Larche Vandell Ware, B/
M, 22, Port St. Joe, Sale of
Cocaine.
2/09/06-Joseph


W/M, 39,
Violation of


Law Enforcement
Officers Danny Arnette
and Mike Guy saw two men
drive by with a deer in their
truck. They saw no ant-
lers, so they stopped the
truck. While the deer did
have spikes and was legal,
the hunters were not. One
was unlicensed and the other
was on probation and could
not have a gun in his posses-
sion. Officer Guy will follow
through with the man's pro-
bation officer regarding the
gun possession violation.
Officers Danny Arnette
and Guy worked a trespass
complaint involving two hunt-
ers, one of whom was a con-
victed felon. This man fled
the scene on foot. A couple
of attempts were made by the
officers and Lt. Jeff Hahr to
find the man at home, but
he preferred to remain in the
woods all night. The investi-
gation is continuing.
Officer Alan Kirchinger
received word that shots were
fired in the Blackwater WMA.
He found sign that a doe deer
had been shot. His inves-
tigation revealed a suspect
who confessed to killing the
deer. He was cited and his
gun seized.


Tallahassee's French Connection


In conjunction with-The
Museum of Florida History,
The Brogan Museum is proud
to bring to Tallahassee:
"Napoleon Nights". Journey
back to when Napoleon rules
as we invite you to visit The
Mary Brogan Museum of Art
and Science on Thursday,
Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m. The
SBrogan Museum will be
holding a lecture entitled
- "History of French town: The
French Connection." Light
refreshments will be served,
tickets are $10 per guest, and
will be sold at the door.
_ AkSo,alongv.iLh The Muserr,
of Florida History's exhibition,
Napoleon: An Intimate Portrait,
The Mary Brogan Museum
'of Art and Science will turn
the spotlight on Napoleonic
* Women, featuring a selection
dof portraits, jewelry, apparel
and furniture in a beautiful,
"salon-style setting.
The exhibit will be held
with a large contemporary
Exhibition of Florida women
artists, Transitory Patterns.
Both exhibitions will be
Featured as part of the Seven


Days of Opening Nights
festival, with the opening
reception on Friday, Feb. 17
from 6-9 p.m. "Awomwn of
the Napoleonic Era" will run
through April 2.
Come and experience
the times when Napoleon
ruled and conquered, and
enrich your life with historic
French culture. Mary Brogan
Museum of Art and Science is
located at 350 South Duval
Street. For more information
please contact: Tonya Law at
(850) 513-0700. Ext 232.


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Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.


Officer Rockwell caught
a man spotlighting in
Blackwater WMA. He was
cited for night hunting.
Officer Kirchinger assisted.
Walton County
Officers Danny Arnette
and Alan Kirchinger worked
a night hunting complaint in
the Otter Pond area. A four-
point buck had been shot
on a man's property around
2 a.m. the day before. Two
men trespassed to retrieve
the deer the next day. After
a lengthy investigation, the
head, hide, and meat were
recovered. The same individ-
ual who was in possession of
a nine-point buck head last
week also had the hide of the
four-point buck in this case.
Officers in Okaloosa and

Wilder Joins

Smith Campaign
A key member of Broward
County Sheriff Ken Jenne's
staff is joining state Senator
Rod Smith's Democratic cam-
paign for governor as its polit-
ical director.
Todd Wilder, the Broward
Sheriff Office's deputy chief of
staff, said his first job will be
to strengthen Smith's cam-
paign team.
Wilder described his job
as "getting the field operation
organized. I'll be getting us
up and running, and advising
Smith on the political opera-
tion."
Wilder, 42, has 'worked
for Jenne for a decade as
the sheriffs chief lobbyist and
political strategist. Before
working for Jenne, he was Lt.
Gov. Buddy MacKay's chief of
staff and Gov. Lawton Chiles
legislative director.
Todd is a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School
and Florida State University.
He is married to the former
Kimberley Lowe, of Panama
City, and they have two sons,
Chase, 19, and Justus, 11.
Todd is the son of Walter and
Diana Wilder, of Port St. Joe.


only contained ice. In the
business' cooler were 48 bags
of oysters, 31 of which were
tagged only with harvester
tags. The 31 bags (1,860
pounds) and the 12 pints
of oysters were seized and
a citation was issued to the
owner.
Gulf County
Officer Shon Brower was
working night hunters on a
local county road when he


observed a vehicle enter a
private hunting lease. He
followed the vehicle into the
property and initiated a vehi-
cle stop. The vehicle tried to
flee from the officer, but was
finally stopped and the two
occupants were arrested for
fleeing, drug paraphernalia,
and an active arrest war-
rant on the driver for fail-
ure to appear on other drug
charges.


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tigated and made an unprec-
edented number of night
hunting cases. There have
been at least 18 major deer
cases. Many of these cases
were made after long inves-
tigations.
Bay County
The first day of the
February closure of the spot-
ted sea trout season found
Officer Joe Chambers check-
ing a local fisherman at Cook
Bayou who was in posses-
sion of trout. A citation was
issued.
Lt. Jay Chesser and
Officer Mike Nobles checked a
Southport seafood dealer and
after noticing several con-
tainers of fresh oyster shells
behind the store, asked the
owner if he had any shucked
shellfish on the premises.
The owner said there was
none, but 12 pints of fresh-
shucked oysters were located
in a bin that the owner said


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 3, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members present:
Chairman Carmen L. McLemore,
and Commissioners Billy E.
Traylor (entered at 11:25 a.m.),
Bill Williams, Nathan Peters, Jr.
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Ad
ministrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Maintenance Super-
intendent Steve Mork, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road Department Superinten-
dent Bobby Knee, and Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford.
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 11:02
p.m., E.D.T.
CHAIRMANSHIP
Chairman McLemore dis-
cussed the current Chairman-
ship, he then passed the Chair
to Vice Chairman Williams, and
motioned to reinstate Com-
missioner Peters as Chairman
effective immediately, and to
make the Chairmanship and
Vice Chairmanship change the
first meeting in January. Com-
missioner Peters seconded the
motion for discussion. After
discussion, the motion passed
unanimously (4-0). Commission-
er Williams returned the Chair
to Commissioner McLemore,
who passed the Chair to Com-
missioner Peters.
NEW EMPLOYEE HIRES
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to lift the hiring freeze
for 2005-2006, and proceed with
the process of hiring. Chairman
Peters passed the Chair to Com-
missioner Williams, and sec-
onded the motion. The motion
then failed (2-2) with Commis-
sioner Barnes and Chairman
Williams voting no. Commis-
sioner Barnes inquired about
the Department Heads, and re-
quested that they speak regard-
Sing this matter. After further
discussion, Road Department
Superintendent Knee appeared
before the Board and stated that
he does not have enough em-
S. ployees, and that he is behind
on getting the work completed.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
, Williams, Road Department Su-
perintendent Knee stated that
he is not able to run all of the
equipment daily to complete the
jobs due to not having enough
employees. Public Works Di-
Srector Shearer stated that they
are not able to prioritize their
work because thaey get moved
from job to job before comple-,


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 LManagement 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 10:00
a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Carmen L. McLemore,


tion. After discussion, Commis-
sioner McLemore motioned to
hire two new employees for the
Road Department and two new
employees for Public Works.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed 3 to
1, with Commissioner Williams
voting no. Chairman Peters dis-
cussed all five districts working
together. Commissioner Barnes
inquired about putting a plan in
place for new hires, and Com-
missioner Williams motioned
to receive sealed bids to hire a
Company to analyze the Depart-
ments and make recommenda-
tions to put protocols in place
for what has been budgeted.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion for discussion. Com-
missioner McLemore stated that
this would be wasting money
because the County already has
the personnel to take care of this
matter. After further discussion,
the motion failed (2-2), with
Commissioner McLemore and
Chairman Peters voting no.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon inquiry for special
projects payments there was no
special projects payments dis-
cussed.
NEW EMPLOYEE HIRES
Commissioner McLemore
inquired about the Building De-
partment, and Chief Adminis-
trator Butler discussed waiting
until the next regular meeting
so he can meet with Building
Official Brad Bailey and Assis-
tant Building Official Lee Collin-
sworth. (Commissioner Traylor
entered the meeting at 11:25
a.m.). Commissioner McLemore
stated that they are covering
each Department individually.
Commissioner Traylor inquired
about the Constitutional Of-
ficers, and Clerk Norris stated
that it was her understanding
that it does not effect the Con-
stitutional Officers and Com-
missioner Williams agreed.
Chief Administrator Butler rec-
ommended that the Board hire
one new employee for the Build-
ing Department. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this recommendation and after
further discussion, Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the mo-
tion. The motion then passed
4 to 1, with Commissioner Wil-
liams voting no.
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed purchasing software
for the Road Department and
Public Works Department to
help them maintain their pur-
chase order process.
Commissioner McLemore
then motioned to hire a Mos-
quito Control Director. Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Solid Waste Director


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 1 held on-
Thursday, March 2, 2006 at
10:00 a.m. at the Panama City
City Hall, Commission Meeting
Room, 9 Harrison Avenue,
Panama City, FL The purpose of
this meeting is to hear presenta-
tions from the short list candi-
dates for the Executive Director
position. Any person requiring
special accommodations to par-
ticipate 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 16

NOTICE
THE BOARD OF CITY
COMMISSION WILL HOLD A
WORKSHOP MEETING ON:
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21,
2006
TIME: 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Commissioner's
Chamber
SUBJECT: Employee Salary
Issues
Solid Waste Issues


Danford discussed that State
guidelines must be followed for
this position.
He also discussed the quali-
fications for the Mosquito Con-
trol Director position. Commis-
sioner McLemore inquired about
the G.I.S. Department employee,
and Chief Administrator But-
ler stated that the position has
been filled and the new employ-
ee started effective today. Com-
missioner McLemore stated that
the hiring freeze does not affect
the Constitutional Officers.
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting did then ad-
journ at 11:47 a.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 25, 2005
REGULAR MEETING

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk
Karl Summers, Chief Adminis-
trator Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
E.D.C. Director Alan McNair,
Emergency Management Direc-
tor Marshall Nelson, G.I.S. Di-
rector Larry Davis, Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuf-
fin, Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel, Planner David
Richardson, Assistant Planner
Jayce Sellers, Probation Officer
Tim Mims, Public Works Direc-
tor Gerald Shearer, Road De-
partment Superintendent Bob-
by Knee, T.D.C. Director Paula
Pickett, Veterans' Service Officer
James Kennedy, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, Sheriff's Office Major
Joe Nugent and Sheriffs Office
Captain Bobby Plair.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6e01 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Reverend Johnny Jenkins
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Chairman Peters led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the Consent Agenda, as follows:
1. Minutes October
11, 2005 Regular Meeting
2. Grant Agreement -


[All persons are invited to, attend
these meetings. Any person
who decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Commission
with respect to any matter con-,
sidered at said meeting will need
a record of the proceedings, and
for' such purpose 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. The
Board of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida will
not provide a verbatim record of
this meeting.]
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing special accommoda-
tions to participate in this pro-
ceedings should contact Pauline
Pendarvis, City Clerk, City
of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. 850/229-8261.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Frank Pate
Mayor-Commissioner
Publish February 16

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Variance and Zoning Board
for the City of Port St. Joe
will meet Thursday, February
23, 2006, 'at 5:00 p.m. in the
Commission .Chamber at City
Hall to discuss the following
request for a variance:
A Twelve foot (12')


Local Law Enforcement (Sheriff
* $2,588.00)
3. Inventory Transfer
From County/Circuit Judge to
State Court Administrator (#20-
110, #20-113 & #140-56)
4. Invoice Advance
Construction Services, Inc. -
Cape Berm Project (#8 State
* $152,433.00 to be paid from
Account #43137-34000)
5. S.H.I.P. Rehabili-
tation Assistance Alberta Ad-
dison ($18,186.70
Rehabilitation Assistance -
Frank Barnes ($18,186.70)
Rehabilitation Assistance
- Heather Fox ($18,186.70)
Rehabilitation Assis-
tance Rufus & Debra Heath
($18,186.70)
Rehabilitation Assistance -
Gwen Lowery ($18,186.70)
Rehabilitation Assistance
- Monica & Euelle McLemore
($18,186.70)
Rehabilitation Assistance
Flora Miller ($18,186.70)
Rehabilitation Assistance
Viola Smith ($18,186.70)
Subordination Agreement
McNair/Franklin American
Mortgage
Subordination Agreement -
Eric Wood/Capital City Bank
6. Special Projects
Payments, as follows:
Dist. 2 Norris D.
Langston Scholarship Founda-
tion Donation $ 500.00
Gatorbacker Quarterback Club
- Donation $ 500.00
The Wewa Warriors Donation
$ 500.00
Dist, 4 P.S.J. Gold Card Club
- Donation $ 100.00
(End)
PUBLIC HEARING / SMALL
CITIES C.D.B.G. BUCKHORN
INDUSTRIAL PARK
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold the second public hear-
ing regarding the proposed
C.D.B.G. application for road-
way and infrastructure improve-
mrents for Buckhomrn Industrial
Park, County Grant Writer Fred
Fox appeared before the Board
to discuss this project. After
further discussion and, upon
call for public comment, no
response was received. Upon
motion by Commissioner Tray-
lor, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to pro-
ceed with the grant application
($700,000.00) for this project.
PUBLIC HEARING ,
ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
ABANDONMENT -
SEASHORES DRIVE
Upon request by County
Attorney McFarland, the Board
agreed to table this public hear-
ing until the next regular meet-
ing.
PUBLIC HEARING -
WHITE CITY BOAT RAMP
ORDINANCE


encroachment into the
Southwesterly side setback
line and a seven foot (7')
encroachment into the rear
setback for a utility build-
ing and boat shed to be
located on a portion of Lot
20, Block 118, located at
2002 Monument Avenue.
-IN..- ACCORDANCE WITH.
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing special accommoda-
tions to participate in this pro-
cee.dings should contact Pauline
Pendarvis, City Clerk, City
of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. 850/229-8261.
This is an open meeting and
any and all persons are encour-
aged to attend. The Variance
Committee will not provide a
verbatim record of this meeting.,
Publish: February 16 & 23,
2006

REQUEST TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School
Board will receive bids until
12:00 Noon, EDT on February
28, 2006, for a School Sign
for the Wewahitchka area.
Interested parties should con-
tact Mr. Bill Carr, Assistant
Superintendent, Gulf County
School Board, 150 Middle
School Road; Port St. Joe, FL
32456 or telephone (850) 229-
8256 to obtain bid information
and instructions.
Publish: February 16


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
regulating the White City boats
ramps and boat basin near the
White City bridge, County At-
torney McFarland read the pro-
posed ordinance by title. There
being no public comment, Com-
missioner Barnes motioned to
adopt the following-titled ordi-
nance. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-20
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA REGU-
LATING THE WHITE CITY
BOAT RAMPS AND BOAT
BASIN IMMEDIATELY
EAST OF THE WHITE CITY
BRIDGE IN GULF COUN-
TY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING
FOR PENALTIES
FOR VIOLATION; PROVID-
ING FOR REMOVAL OF
OFFENDING VESSELS;
PROVIDING FOR PENAL-
TIES FOR VIOLATION OF
THIS ORDINANCE; PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ORDINANCE NO. 89-2.
(Complete ordinance on file
with the Clerk)
PUBLIC HEARINGS LAND-
USE ORDINANCES
County Attorney McFarland
reported that the Land Use Or-
dinances listed on Pages 57-72
of the Agenda (Owens, Shea, St.
Joe Land Company & Stockard)
have been re-scheduled until
the next regular meeting.
P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS
OCTOBER 18, 2005
The Board then addressed
the .following recommendations
from the October 18, 2005 meet-
ing of the Planning & Develop-
ment Review Board:
PRELIMINARY PLAT
APPROVAL SEVEN MILE
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat ap-
proval for 7 Mile, LLC (Parcel ID
#02798-035R, #02798-005R,
#02798-015R, #02798-050R,
#02798-001R, #02798-055R,
#02798-020R & #02798-060R *
11.62 Acres in S10, T7S, R10W
* 41 units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve the
preliminary plat of Seven Mile
subdivision, subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local develop-
ment regulations Commission-
er Barnes seconded the motion,
and it. passed 4-0, with Com-
missioner Williams abstaining
due to personal involvement.
PRELIMINARY PLAT
APPROVAL THE
TIMBERLANDS AT WHITE
CITY
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for William Comforter and Wayne
Rowlett (Parcel ID #02816-OOOR
* 6.82 Acres in S11, T7S, R10W
* 21 units), County Attorney


McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to approve the
preliminary plat of The Timber-
lands at White City subdivision,
subject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
PRELIMINARY PLAT
APPROVAL LAKEWOOD
TOWNHOMES
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Overstreet Partners (Parcel
ID #03495-OOOR 9.52 Acres
in S6, T6S, R11W 32 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary plat
of Lakewood Townhomes sub-
division, subject to all Federal,
State and Local development
regulations. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT STOCKARD
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider a small-scale map
amendment for Dennis Stock-
ard (Parcel ID #04250-OOOR *
1.24 Acres in S16, T7S, R11W),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Bamrnes motioned
to approve a small-scale map
amendment changing the land
use from agricultural to resi-
dential, subject to all Federal,
State and Local development
regulations. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT ST. JOE LAND
COMPANY
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map amend-
ment for St. Joe Land Company
(Parcel ID #03469-OOOR 9.75
Acres in S3, T6S, R11W), Coun-
ty Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner Williams motioned to ap-
prove a small-scale map amend-


ment changing the land use
from agricultural to residential,
subject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
VARIANCE APPROVAL ST.
JOSEPH STATE PARK
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a variance for St. Joseph
State Park to construct a board-
walk exceeding the 4-foot limit
to be A.D.A. Compliant (Parcel
ID #06343-00OR S23, T8S,
R12W), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve
this variance request, subject
to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
TABLE VARIANCE GRIFFIES
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a side setback variance for
Charles Griffies, Sr. to construct
a boat shed (Parcel ID #03905-
OOOR S5, T7S, R1lW), County
Attorney. McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There be-
ing no public comment, Com-
missioner Barnes motioned to
table this variance request, as
recommended by the Planning
Development Review Board.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
VARIANCE APPROVAL -
KORAN
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a variance for a 10-foot
setback off of a parking ease-
ment for Bill Koran (Parcel ID
#06320-004R & #06320-005R
* S24, T9S, R11W), County At-
torney McFarland read the pub-
lic hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Bamrnes motioned to approve this
variance request, subject to all
Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations. Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
VARIANCE DENIAL -
WINDHAM
Pursuant to advertisement


to hold a public hearing to con-
sider an encroachment into a
side setback to mitigate flood
damage for Bobby Windham
(Parcel ID #03204-001R-* S22,
T9S, R10W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to deny this vari-
ance request, as recommended
by the Planning Development
Review Board. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion
for discussion and, after discus-
sion by Planner Richardson that
this is an older block building to
be used for storage, the motion
to deny passed unanimously.
VARIANCE APPROVAL -
MILLER
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider an encroachment
into a side setback to replace
an existing shed for William F.
Miller (Parcel ID #03907-000R *
S5, T7S, R11W), County Attor-
ney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Williams motioned to approve
this variance request, subject
to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
VARIANCE PARRISH
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a 6-foot encroachment into
the road setback for Wayne Par-
rish (Parcel ID #04171-200R *
S5, T7S, Rl 1W), CountyAttorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to table this vari-
ance request, as recommended
by the Planning Development
Review Board, and Commission-
er Williams seconded the mo-
tion. Upon discussion by Wayne
Parrish about construction of an
additional bedroom (on a lower
floor) for health reasons, Com-
missioner Williams withdrew his
second and Commissioner Tray-
lor withdrew the motion. There
being no public comment, Com-
missioner Williams then mo-
tioned to approve this variance
request. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
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Female, about 6 years old, BABY COCKATIELS, yel-. Hih Leve TAT eded for dynamic NURSING D CL CLASS B or BET- NOW HIRING CLEANERS Hospitality Professional
FBlack & Tan, Ears aren't low, hand raised, ready to ( tiakoeve erTANT n eeded for dynamic c TER local hauling. Exp. for upcoming season. at THE PORT INN/ Thirsty ACCOUNTANT, Non-Profit
cut Gray around the go. ValentinesSpecial, FL Call 850-653-105 PSlease advertisnewMaing ag ve loin ASSISTANTS only. 850-229-6018 Call Century 21. Applications Goat is now accepting ap- Fiscal Officer. Gulf County
mouth. Please call Lisa at permitted 229-1736 cation.'Schedule and com- Our 120-bed skilled Mon-Fri 8a-5p EOE taken Mon-Fri at Mexico plications for a part/ full Seniors in Port St. Joe has
5272781 REWARD $200. pensation to fit the select- nursing facility in Port D/F/W/P Beach or Simmons Bayou time Bartender. The ideal an immediate opening for
...-- -.. ed candidate's abilities. St. Joe is seeking enthu- Offices No Phone Calls, candidate will have a thor- Fiscal Officer. Wonderful
3220 Qualifications required in- siastic caregivers. DRIVERS NEEDED. Please ough knowledge of liq- opportunity for seasoned
c ude a winning attitude LAFARGE has immediate uors, beers, wines, and veteran. G/L through finan-
BEDROOM SET, 5 piece and computer skills, in- WE OFFER the follow- openings in Panama City mixology techniques, but cial statements, and Pay-
(not including bed), brand cluding MS, Word, and Ex- ing benefits: for Class A/B Commercial. GILLMAN MARINE is now we are willing to train the roll. Excel/Quatro experi-
new, country time green cel. Responsibilities to *Shift Differential Drivers. Ready Mix experi- Hiring a Lead Fiberglass right person. If you have ence a must. Sage/MIP
j ".5. with oak trim, $1200 new, consist of receptionist du- *$13.50 PRN rate ence. a plus. Good work Laminator, with experience an eye for detail, the high- Accounting and Payroll
asking $500, 227-1932 ties and general book- *$250 Referral Bonus record & clean MVR re- in boat building. Salary est desire to deliver superi- software a plus. Pay
4so N IE -keeping (will train *Health, Life, Vision, quired. Excellent benefits DOE: Bonuses & Vaca- or service, and can play $10-$20/hr based on exp.
MERCHANDISE BQuickbooks). Kerigan Mar- Dental Competitive Apply at: 17800 Ashley Dr., tions available call for well with others, we would Flex-time, benefits.. Fax re-
PETS & ANIMALS MECHANIE KK: MEXICO BEACH, 304 keting strives to provide a wages PC Beach. 850-235-9600. more info. 763-7710 love to hear from you The sume to 850-227-1877 or
00 Pes 3100 Antiques HatlayDr, Fri & Sat, 8-5 Christ-centered, fun envi- PaidTime Off 2311 First Plaza shift is normally 5-10 Tues- e-mail to seniors
2110 Pets: Free to 3110 Appliances Moving Sale ronment. Apply via e-mail MATCHING 401K Plan DRIVERS Panama City 32401 day- Saturday, possibly om.net
Good Home 3120 Arts & Crafts Hwy 98 to 15st in Mexico only at info@kerigan.com Uniform Allowance S A some Mondays. Apply in
2120 Pet Supplies 3130 Auctions Beach turn left on 15th by Feb 20 *Attendance Bonus USA person at the address be-
:2130 Farm Animals/ 3140 Baby Items St, first street to the right is *Tuition Reimbursement Readymix Concrete low. EOE DFWR.
2 4 Supplies 3150 -Building Supplies Hatlay. furniture, plus Administrative Program Now hiring CL A&B CDL Healthcare Trades
2140- Pets/Livestock 3160 Business clothing, sowing items, LOCAL Contractor is seek- Readymix Drivers. Excel- NHC Port Inn Construction
S Wanted Equipment l.I0 olr cd,- d S f rnds ing motivated individual for Please Contact: lent wages and Benefits. HOMECARE 501 Monument Ave.
3170- Collectibles an Office Manager re- Carrie Harrison $500 Sign on Bonus! USA A inirt St. Joe, FL 32456 Superintepdent
:3180-Computers--sponsibilities will include Human Resources is an EOE. 850-670-5740 Administrator PortSt. Joe, FL32456
3100 Electronics Icomputer work, filling, Director
2100 32200 Furniture wood paying invoice, & etc. The Bay St. Joseph Care & Drivers NATIONAL HEALTH- Resorts is currently
3230I- Garage/YardSales candidate should be hn- R2er,.9,l,,i,:n Cer,.r WANTED FOR LOCAL CARE CORPORATION, Profession seekings an experiencedy
3240 Guns FAITH'S THRIFT HUT est, ethical, & dependable. 220 9 See COMPANY. Home every one ofthPe nations arg- WATER ofessionl ICIAN seeking an experience
Dogs &3250 Good Things to Eat 1007 Tenth Street. Oper- f this describes you PortSt. Joe, FL 32456 night. 1 year ex. Clean est long term health Gulf WATERlecTECHNICIAN- Cooperanstrtive Superintendent for n our
For Sale? 3260- Health & Fitness ated by St Joseph's Bay please send resume to Of- 850-229-8244 Phone MVR. Class A & B license. care providers, is seek- Gulf Electric Cooperative Superintendent former
3270 Jewelry/Clothing Humane Society Inc. to fice Personnel at 308 Pat- 850-229-7129 Fax $300 Sign- On -Bonus af- ing a highly mcvi.ad h Wter GULF ome-
3280- Machinery support new animal shel- ton St, St George Island ter 90 Days 7.9.9136 in ual with me .ecrncian pion open- building Operations.
Equipment ter. Store will be open Domestic ealh experience to ing. Applications will be Candidale w*il supervise
3290 Medical Equipment Thur. Fri and Sat. from ARAMARK WANTED: A responsible General manage operations and accepted until Mon., Feb. the consructionn of
3300 Miscellaneous 10am til 2pm. Donations Correctional Services has person to pick up Senior LOCAL SECURITY COM- business development 13en2006at the or 625 Hwy 231,n. k Force detaile sd unique ho mesuld ae
3310- Musicalnstrumens/ (tax deductable) wil be immediate FT/PT openings Female at Beacon Hill PANY Now hiring security ,n Pc.ri Si Jce Full time a ra Ci. F M 31,nu ob grea org nzaionaz l and
.., 3320- Plants& Shrubs/ appreciated. Help with at Gulf Correctional Institu- Home-and bring to meet oncer. the PSJ areF pcsior, win ,:jmpei. a tn s ro l ea dergrp abiznl iest
S- Supplies? / larger items available. Call tion in Wewahitchka. Food daughter in PC for Dr.'s Starting salary is $8 per tive salary, ,ncenirves spectionare as follows: Re- including strong comm-
,- 3330- Restaurant/Hntel 227 14-2 or 221103 "- Service experience a plus, appts, apPr- oce, a,.hour, call.850-63-.2e66 or vnd bnreFi; Prover, ex qure as-olow nc ki and
3340- Sporting Goods BuS ll bt will train right individu- week '"in the aniernoor, 850-896-2179 penrerce ,rrbusiness de. ea High ScruoiDipIr-- unication -silo and ahe
3350- Tickels (Buy & Sell) H al $8/hr & up. Competitive Conta6t Karen Collins ar opmr, ir e nea ma or GED Require a nir. ability e follow in place
HUGE GARAGE SALEErn- wages, attractive benefits, 850-647-5770 care fild re ied. Par- mum of 2 years expert. procedures while mana-
day, and Saturday, Feb. unlimitedgrowth potentialHealthcare qu ence as a Water Techn,. gng mulple tasks. An
ere are p 7ir, ane lc8ir 8am. Fur Background check-andse- DRIVERS Bay St. Joseph cn allymnran le publaly cian or related field. Re- understanding of
-rinre are specif'L Firi n 1ur .us Osk A- c ri clea an c e o C r e i quire an, e.:ceiienrt worknq external and internal
Tdra Siofiues appcien, .1'0 | 191 es curity ctearance. rquiMredAn EaRN-ASr.COU.LEARN eCare n traded and has been inge customer, concepts'are
Siie sale ogs and 3110 toJnOurTam CaMs. Career! Rehab Center ne home heath busi- ion and maiena ce c.i essential in addition to
wth e state YARD SAL. Shepherd@ 850 639-6420 England Transport is seeking energetic indi- ness since 1976.rong people skills.
transported, into the GE Pot Scrubber 800 dish- YARD SALE! 225 Old EOE...........DWFP .now offers viduals with a positive EOE/DFWP .elionaizRg waler equ ailty Five years residentialls.
state for the purpose of washe d Transer Rd iWew SAT On-the-job CDL Training 'working attitude and a to learn to Required and inter Five supervision requsidential
selling. washer,,Whrrrlpooidouble 12i Furrirur.Organ CDLDRIVERS'l t to learn to read and Inter- supervision required
stellfnor t uover sl seclean.ng o 12N Furure Organ CDL DRIVERS No cre.r e.-r.. teamplaer ior the llow.- Submit Resume to: pretr staking sheets and and two year college
selling, over conn i l cle m, cc'-lohes LOIS 01 Treasures SUNBELT ENVIRONMErJ. No co-signers ing posons: MS Lisa Reed. RN water construction assem degree preferred lege
PleasereearchFl MagicChe5ur emgs Rain or shine 11 raining, in TAL, INC. a rapidly grow- No down payment Dietary Cook Assisanl Vice President belies Requires the satis-
da Satue8289 iDogs co ok lop A rr in garage. ing waste hauling, and dis- Toll-Free *Dietary Aide ,HomeCare factory passia 01 oGCECs We offer great pay &
and car. Irasponed or n l ew. ll $ 501 All posal comrrpany is seeking 1-866-619-6081 *Housekeeping Aide ialionsi HealihCare employment entrance e.<. benefit package
ofered Ior sale: real Ruud CA.C. make "ner, qualied CDL drivErs with *Laundry Aide Corp. amination and drug Mail resume to
requ.remenlis consumer 850-227-1753 sale work histories 10 fill Drivers 100 E. Vine St. screening, the ability to. 245 Riverside Ave.,
guaraieel before aca3I 3300 1 positions in Panama City DRIVER TRAINEES WE OFFER: Murfreeboro, TN 37130 have and maintian a valid Suite 500,
you offer for sale a cat Beach FI NEEDED NOW! No ex- Competitive wages. paid 615-890-2020 Ext 1803 Florida commercial drivers Jacksonville, FL'32202,.
or dog. ST.JOECAB.COM, Me..r perience required. Werner, time off, 401K. Medi,:al' license and DOT cnrifica. Fax resume to
cobeachraEi corn Airpon *Compeiii.ve-pay Enrerprses. has immediate Dental/ Visorn Insurance lion Requires excellent .904-301-4598
GE Rergeralor side oy Snunie., 850-3400279 or *Reriremeni piar, openings for entry-level Company paid Life Insur- Hospitality verbal and interpersonal or e-mail to
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dihtor. oulsidle ,ce.water dernial insurance ers earn more than $36k Mexico Beacn is now ra.. wilh members Requires
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large capac;ly washer & Steel Buildings *Minimum -15 hours. a ers gei home nighl. Carrie Harriso.r, keepig Weekend work a hours. Preler previous ex. Employer' Pre-
Make your Kenmore heavy dury DRY- 5 ONLY- 25x30 30.40 week ly/weekly 15.day CDL Human Resources Direci.:r music. We are a drug free perence in ihe wasiewaler Employmerr Drug
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move to the SOLD SOLD SOLD con. MUST MOVE NOWI Sell. area. Call loCay v Pon Si Joe FL 32456 irhrough Friday in person ans Equal Opponun;ry Back ground check
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4100
Retail
BOOKKEEPER/Customer
Service for Busy office
products & printing busi-
ness. Paid holidays, va-
cation, 401K, and health
insurance. Drug screen re-
quired. Drop resume by
209 Reid Ave. PSJ or
Email to ramseysprinting@
gtcom.net

Trades
EMERSON COOLING
AND'HEATING are cur-
rently taking applications
for HVAC Installers, Top
pay with benefits. For in-
terview call 850-229-9400

Trades
PLUMBERS &
HELPERS
-EXPERIENCED-
(MEXICO BEACH/
ST. JOE AREA)
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
401K.c
Keith Lawson Company
Kevin Infinger
(850) 259-2358
KLC is an EOE/AAE/DFWP
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply

Trades
THE GULF COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS is ac-
cepting applications for 2
FT Mosqito Sprayers
Stanr.g salary is. $10 :5
per hour. This is a bar-
gakining unit(Union) with
full benefits. Applications
and a complete job de-
scription are available in
our Human Resourses Of-
fice(1000 Cecil G Costin,
SF. Blvd., Port St. Joe), or
at www.gulfcountygovern-
meni com Apoilcation S
will be- accepted uniii 5:00
p:m E.T on February 17
2006 al the Gulf Counry
Human Resources Office.
For more inu l leasp con.
laci Humnan Resourses Di
rector Denrse Manuel at
850-229-5335
Gulf County enforces a
D'rug-Fiee Workplace Poll-.
cy and is an Edual Of-,
aonuniiy/lAlimalve Action
Employer

Trades
THE GULF COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS is ac-
cppting applications for
one FT Laborer for our
Public Works Department
Starting salary is $10 35
.per hour. This is a oar.
gaining unrlUniorr pos,-
uon with full benitfis Applih
cautions and a complete
job description are avail-
alble in our Human Re.
sources Officei100O Cecil
G. Costin. Sr. Blvd. Ponrt
St. Joe), or at
www qullcountygovern.
menl com.
Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m.,
E.T. on February 17, 2006
at Inthe Gulf County Human
Resourses Office. For fur-
ther information, please
contact Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel ar
80-229-5335

Gut County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Poll-
cy arid is an Equal Oppor-
SIdniry/Aflirmative Action
Employer

Tfades:-
PLUMBING
Royal Flush Plumbing Ser.
vices currently looking tfor
PLUMBERS/ PLUMBERS
HELPERS in ihe Port Sl
Joe Area For lorg term
New construction project.
Please call 850-236-5852
or apply at 1736 Bayview
Ave., Panama City, FL.



4110
Sunset Coastal Grill is
now making applications for
all positions If you are in-
teresied in working with a
great team of people.
while creating an enjoya-
ble experience for our cus-
tomers, we would like to
talk' to you. Apply in per-
son at 602 Monument-
(Hwy 98) EOE M/F


1 4120 1
PRE-CONSTRUCTION
SALE on New Homes, lo-
cated in Port St. Joe, in
Nice location. Reasonable
prices. Janice Hall Con-
struction, Inc. 229-6859.


4130
Clerical
Administrative
Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
ious Government Positions
Available. Homeland Se-
curity, Law Enforcement,
Wildlife and more. Call 7
days.
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EARN $150-$300/ DAY!
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Looks/ Types/ Ages. TV,
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days, 1-800-260-3949 Ext
3139.
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5110 Money to Lend


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[REAL ESTATE FO.R_.; RE'NT|
6100- Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
6120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms lor Rent
6170- Mobile Home/Lol :
6180 Out-ol-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacaltion Rentals


| 1oo 00
COMMERCIAL SPACE
FOR RENT- 800sf, Oak
Grove Ave. in Oal Grove.
Can be an Efficiency Apt.
$450 mo. 850-227-6626

New Commercial Office
and warehouse storage for
lease in St. Joe commerce
park located on Industrial Rd.
(FL Hwy 382) behind Arizbnd
Chemical. Each space consists
of an office, bath, storage
closet and warehouse with
10' roll up door. Convenient
to all locations, 1/2 mile off
Hwy 98. 1000 sq. ft. each
space. $550 per month. 12
month leases; One monthly
security deposit. \
Office (850) 229-8014
Home (850) 229-8030
C 850-258-4691


I 6100 I
LARGE WAREHOUSE ap-
proximately 850 sf. Has of-
fice & restroom $450 per
month. 850-814-7400


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OAK GROVE, 3br rear
apartment, older house,
appliances including W/D,
$400 mo + dep, call
205-310-0639 or 205-345-
3953



6130

2BR/2.5BA UNFUR-
NISHED TH W'D & refrig.
unobtruclive view of the
Gull $1100 per month +
sec uirry and utilities Call
850-648-5449



F -6140-

1 NEW HOUSES For Rent
1500mr. 1 rei-modeled
$1200 Marvin Ave Port St.
Joe, FL 3 BR 2 BA Call,
850-215-9194


2 BR, 2 BA, furn'd, with
washer & dryer on 1 acre
in Carrabelle beach.
$753rrio 850.697-8440


3 BR 2 BA home with fire-
place, on very large lot,
large screen in porch,
utitity shed, side by side,
refrigerator, gas stove &
dishwasher, located just 2
blocks from the water, call
850-227-5301 or 227-6297


3 BR, 1.5 BA, large fenced
yard with deck, nice resi-
dential neighborhood,
near schools, $950 mo.,
$600 dep., Call 648-8629
or 227-5135


| 6140
3 BR, 1 BA, 116 Hunter
Cir CH&A, large kitchen,
Nice yard, $900 mo., +
dep. 229-8757/ 227-5152.
CHARMING COTTAGE in
town, 1 block from Bay. 1
or 2 br, 1 be. Approx.
900sf with fenced yard,
large workshop or gar.,
new paint and flooring.
$585/mo call 227-3338 or
227-8719
DUPLEX, NEW! 1100 SF,
2 BR 2 BA Garage,
Screened Patio $1200/mo.
incl. elec & water. Min. 6
mo. lease. 1412 Country
Club Rd. Call Debbie at
229-1500 Days, and
229-1292 Evenings.
MEXICO BEACH Water-
front TH, 2/2 on canal to
Gulf, $1200mo. 850-229-
9353








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



2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
$235K negotiable.
850-762-3252 By Owner.
3 BR 1.5 BA 1911 CY-
PRESS AVE. Large fenced
yard with deck. Great
neighborhood. near
school. $259,000. Call.
648-8629 or 227-5135
4 BR 2 BA 1440 sq. ft.
Front deck, Rear screen
porch. Landscaped in '05.
tJNewly redecoraled 1994
DW. $275K 478-230-8178
An-ious Sellerl
Beacon Hill Cockles Ave
2brltba mobile home on
50,.100 loi Only 2 min.
wall' io beach Owner Mo-
li;aled Call Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
850.648.5767
CHARMING 3 BR, 1 BA
on two lots. Has living
room, don, dinning room
brea/lasI room, kitchen
Sunroorm, patio.. Located 3
blocks from Bay on corner
of 16th and Palm in PSJ
$279k call 850-527-0607
GULFAIRE private beach,.
pooi, tennis, 3br 2ba.
bricli dbl garage, hur
shutters, jacuzzi, many ex-
tras, $350K, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-647-2473
HOWARD CREEK- 3' r 2
ba Doubletide, on cleared
": acre, new septic, new
well, new driveway or.
Doc Whitfield Rd., paved.
$96,000. Call 850-
227-6624.
MEXICO BEACH- 4th St.
3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv-
ing room w/vaulted ceiling.
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound
deck. 2 blocks from dedi-
cated beach. $349,900
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 507
Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile
home on corner lot.
Screened porch and deck.
Fenced in back yard.
$275,000. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon 'Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 609
Georgia. 3br, 2ba on
75x112 corner lot. Large
Florida room, screened
back porch. $275,000.
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.


3 BR 2 BA brick,
neighborhood, Ji
renovated w/ m
$400,000, 850-222
MEXICO BEACr
er beautiful 1/2mC
1/2 Cypress hm.
pool + decking,
outside shower,
rm, grnhse + w
fully landscaped,
sys on timers;
nation. Two
bch., furn. to
mention $ call
386-299-1871 y 230
Bailey Ln.
MEXICO BEACH,
$399,900 3br 2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully
furnished, Beachside of 98
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH, 34th St.
3br/2ba, Beachside of
*Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well
maintained, fully furnished.
Gulfview. $695,000. ,Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 1.25 acres. 15ft deep
fish pond, greenhouse,
screened porch, carport w/
work shop. $274,900 Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
OVERSTREET. 3rr 2Da
:.,r a,'r ,','u li e "rieo
Near Wetappo Creek,
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
,(800)239-4959.
PARK MODEL
CABIN
12'x30' w/6' porch includes
all furn and apple. located
at Rustic Sands Camp-
ground, Mexico Beach lot
C-4 $25,000 Cabin only,
no land 866-392-3444 or
850-648-8187
PORT ST. JOE 4 BR 2 BA'
House with Extra Lot. 622
Maddox St. $189,500 Call
Mark or Debbie at
229-1500
PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar-
bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa-
ciouso rooms Irg yard near
schools, town. Fireplace in
family room, screened
porch. $385,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.


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ba, fire-
car gar-
n Love-
Mexico
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850-527-2560 orne
w/ un-





TAKING BIDS on 2br/1bae
Mobile Home, on 75x150
lot, located in second
block from the beach.
Property has market value
bid $175,000. Send bids toi
Pneda StB Port St Joe FL,
32456 0 or




GULF FRONT CONDO
Cape San Bias. Breath
tablok from the beach.





br, 2 ba with fp. All fumish-
ing and appliances make
ofthis ready fr move inuim orum






great Rental history.
$395k. Possible terms. Call
262-249-0317
GULF FRONT COTTAGE
onCap great lot,.Beacon Hill,
br, 2 bappy Snack with fp. All,11 Hwy
cing and appliances make



fsbo.com, ID#79739, or
call 478-808-6834Possible terms. Call
GULF FRONT lot, Cape
res lot, in great area, here
is your chance for a life
time of ocean sea breezes
and sunsets, $849,000
with possible terms,
262-249-0317
OCEAN VIEW, 1/4 acres
site, with pool at Indian
Pass, $399,000, terms
possible, 262-249-0317



2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great po:.ssibiliiies or mrruli
family, 1834r. unoibsirucled
Bay View. City water &
sewer. currently a conven-
ience store with gas
pumps. $1,700,000. Call
Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800)
239-4959.


|- 7120

COMMERCIAL/ Industrial
land available. Lot size
ranging from .5- 2 acres.
Port St. Joe Commercial
Park. Please contact Dana
Dietrich. 1-866-883-3813.


MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98
General Commercial- Den-
sity should allow Duplex.
Gulf view & Beach access.
$695,000. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty or
800-239-4959





Cape San Bias 2 BR 2.5
BA Townhouse.. Unob-
structed Gulf Views. End
unit on the #1 Beach in
the USA. Per seller FEMA
flood insurance is availa-
ble. $595,000 Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach Har-
mon Realty, 850-527-5260
or 850-648-5767.


CARABELLE DUPLEX
newly rem'd 3 br, 2 ba + 2
br, 2'ba. One fenced acre.
1105 Gray Ave. $499k
100% Gov't financing
404-307-8912



S7150 |

FLORIDA
HILL COUNTRY
Land with live oaks and
long-leafE fields and
pines along the rivers
and bays of Norinwe-si
Florida Thousands ol
opportunities for your
own farm, ranch or wa-
terfront property. Multi-
ple rural lifestyle oppor-
tunities- and only one
number to call.
1.866.JOE.LAND
or visit
JOE.com/land
IFYOU DON'T KNOW
JOE, YOU DON'T KNOW
FLORIDA

o STJOE*


2 LOTS IN WEWA 170 Ivy
St. Lands Landing.$70,000.
call for more information
850-639-2699 or 639-4231

10 ACRES $119K deep
well, septic, phone, elec-
tric, satellite, 2 pole barns,
2 sheds, creek, 2 clear-
ings; located on Singer
Road;(850)722-8626 Appt.
only.

CORNER LOT Hwy 71
Frontage, just N of Wewa,
.8 ac., commercial and
residential 850-639-2588

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

HOWARDS CREEK old
Bay City Rd. 1/V acre lot,
when other lots were ui-
der water, this lot was dry.
$36k Call 352-622-7574 or
352-207-1950

INVESTMENT/
Development
Properties for sale, 1/2 to
large acreage, from Pan-
handle beaches to Florida
line, By local owner-
s/agents, 850-556- 8669

LOOKWOOD
PLANTATION
832t acres on Lake
Seminole in Florida. Na-
tionally known for its
Sports fishing, Excellent
hunting, (deer, turkey,
quai: ducki. Nine ponds,
1.1 million in timber. In-
creasing .$100k/year. Ask-
ing. $3950/acre. Under tim-
ber and game manage-
ment lor 45 years.
850-251-4700
MAKE OFFER on 4 acre
in Howard Creek. Two
ceautilul ':ponds, barn,
deep well, and, power,
Great home site or you
can subdivide. Originally
$299,000, CALL 827-2510

ST JOE Beach lot for sale,
ready to build, 3rd block,
high & dry. Septic, Power,
& water on cleared 75x150
.lot, $195,000obo, 32Z Porn.
ce Deleon. Realtors, I don't
need to list' property.
647-6275 Please leave
message


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

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

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



STSTJOE'

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


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S 7150
SOUTHGATE Subdivision,
91x123ft lot for sale, ask-
ing, $129,000, Please call
850-340-1321
ST JOE BEACH Magnolia
Bluff Subdiv. Very desira-
ble approximately 76x142
lot. Paved roads, New Or-
leans style lighting, ribbon
curling, brick entry, flood
zone X. $229,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-648-5767.
ST. JOE BEACH Corona-
do St. 75x130" Lot.
$259,900, Seller Motivat-'
ed. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
850-527-2560 or
850-648-5767
TWO LOTS FOR SALE At
St. Joseph Shores, within
the beautiful Wind Mark
Beach Development. If in-
terested call 850-647-5351



MEXICO BEACH- canal
front, 2br/1.5ba, Town-
home,. Bluewater unit
108C, Miramar Dr. gulf
view, 40ft., boat slip.,,
seavdall. DoarSwall'. pool.
$5851 Call 13151 525-4306 .
REDUCED RIVIERA
VILLAS On laCe. J.--r- ,
looking PCB. $595K. .X
MUST SELL! Barbara
Hindman, Realty .
/'850:527-5085








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8220 Personal Watercraft
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New Factory .Engine,
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210
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rect access to Gulf,
$150mo, 229-9353


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4100 |

Retail
BOOKKEEPER/Customer
Service for Busy office
products & printing busi-
ness. Paid holidays, va-
cation, 401K, and health
insurance. Drug screen re-
quired. Drop resume by
209 Reid Ave. PSJ or
Email to ramseysprinting@
gtcom.net

Trades
EMERSON COOLING
AND'HEATING are cur-
rently taking applications
for HVAC Installers, Top
pay with benefits. For in-
terview call 850-229-9400

Trades
PLUMBERS &
HELPERS
-EXPERIENCED-
(MEXICO BEACH/
ST. JOE AREA)
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
401K.
Keith Lawson Company
Kevin Infinger
(850) 259-2358
KLC is an EOE/AAE/DFWP
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply

Trades
THE GULF COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS is ac-
cepting applications for 2
FT M.-qiio Sprayers.
Sianng salary is $10.35
per hour. This is a bar-
gaining unit(Union) with
full benefits. Applications
and a complete job de-
scription are available in
our Human Resourses Of-
fice(1000 Cecil G Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe), or
at www.gulfcountygovern-
ment.com. Applications
will be accepted until 5:00
prm.. E.T on February 17
2006 at the Gulf County
Human Resources Office.
For more info, please con-
tact Human Resourses Di-
rector Denise Manuel at
850-229-5335.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Poli-
cy and is an Equal Op-
portunity/Affimative Action
Employer.

-Trades
THE GULF. COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS is ac-
cepting applications for
one FT Laborer for our
Public Works Department.
Starting salary is $10.35
per hour. This is a bar-
ganing unit(Union) posi-
ion win full benefits. Appli-
cations and a complete
job description are avail-
alble in our Human Re-
sources Office(1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe), or at
www.gulfcountyaovern-
ment.com.
Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m.,
E.T. on February 17, 2006
at the Gulf County Human
Resourses Office. For fur-
ther information, please
contact Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel at
850-229 5335
Gulf County enforces a
Drug.Free Workplace Poli-
cy and is an. Equal Oppor-
tinity/Affirmative Action
Employer.

Trades:
: PLUMBING
Royal Flush Plumbing Ser-
vices currently looking for
PLUMBERS/ PLUMBERS
lIELPERS in the Port St.
Joe Area For long term
New construction project.
Please call 850-236-5852
or apply at 1736 Bayview
Ave., Panama City, FL.




Sunset Coastal Grill is
now taking applications for
all positions. If you are in-
terested in working with a
great team of people,
'.while creating an enjoya-
ble experience for our cus-
tomers, we would like to
talk to you. Apply in per-
son at 602 Monument
(Hwy 98) EOE M/F


1 4120
PRE-CONSTRUCTION
SALE on New Homes, lo-
cated in Port St. Joe, in
Nice location. Reasonable
prices. Janice Hall Con-
struction, Inc. 229-6859.


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Clerical
Administrative
Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
ious Government Positions
Available. Homeland Se-
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REAL RENT
6100 Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
6120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals


6100
COMMERCIAL SPACE
FOR RENT- 800sf, Oak
Grove Ave., in Oak Grove.
Can be an Efficiency Apt.
$450 mo. 850-227-6626.

New Commercial Office
and warehouse storage for
lease in St. Joe commerce
park located on Industrial Rd.
(FL Hwy 382) behind Arizona
Chemical. Each space consists
of an office, bath, storage
closet and warehouse with
10' roll up door. Convenient
to all locations, 1/2 mile off
Hwy 98. 1000 sq. ft. each
space. $550 per month. 12
month leases. One monthly
security deposit.,
Office (850) 229-8014
Home (850) 229-8030
C 850-258-4691


| 6100
LARGE WAREHOUSE ap-
proximately 850 sf. Has of-
fice & restroom $450 per
month. 850-814-7400


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Night: 647-3882
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| 6110o --

OAK GROVE, 3br rear
apartment, older house,
appliances including W/D,
$400 mo + dep, call
205-310-0639 or 205-345-
3953





2BR/2.5BA UNFUR-
NISHED TH W/D & refrig.
unobtructive view of the
Gulf $1100 per month +
secuirty and utilities Call
850-648-5449





1 NEW HOUSES For Rent
$1500/mo 1 remodeled
$1200 Marvin Ave. Port St.
Joe, FL 3 BR 2 BA Call
850-215-9194


2 BR, 2 BA, furn'd, with
washer & dryer on 1 acre
in ) Carrabelle beach.
$750mo. 850-697-8440


3 BR 2 BA home with fire-
place, on very large lot,
large screen in porch,
utitity shed, side by side.
refrigerator, gas stove &
dishwasher, located just 2
blocks from the water, call
850-227-5301 or 227-6297


3 BR, 1.5 BA, large fenced
yard with deck, nice resi-
dential neighborhood,
near schools, $950 mo.,
$600 dep., Call 648-8629
or 227-5135


6140
3 BR, 1 BA, 116 Hunter
Cir CH&A, large kitchen,
Nice yard, $900 mo., +
dep. 229-8757/227-5152.
CHARMING COTTAGE in
town, 1 block from Bay. 1
or 2 br, 1 ba. Approx.
900sf with fenced yard,
large workshop or gar.,
new paint and flooring.
$585/mo call 227-3338 or
227-8719
DUPLEX, NEW! 1100 SF,
2 BR 2 BA Garage,
Screened Patio $1200/mo.
incl. elec & water. Min. 6
mo. lease. 1412 Country
Club Rd. Call Debbie at
229-1500 Days, and
229-1292 Evenings.
MEXICO BEACH Water-
front TH, 2/2 on canal to
Gulf, $1200mo. 850-229-
9353

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



2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
$235K negotiable.
850-762-3252 By Owner.
3 BR 1.5 BA 1911 CY-
PRESS AVE. Large fenced
yard with deck. Great
neighborhood near
school. $259,000. Call
648-8629 or 227-5135
4 BR 2 BA 1440 sq. ft.
Front deck, Rear screen
porch. Landscaped in '05,
Newly redecorated. 1994
DW. $275K 478-230-8178
Anxious Sellerl
Beacon Hill Cockles Ave.
2br/1ba mobile home on
50x100 lot. Only 2 min.
walk to beach. Owner Mo-
.tivated. Call Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
850-648-5767
CHARMING 3 BR, 1 BA
on two lots. Has living
room, den, dinning room,
breakfast room, kitchen,
sunroom, patio.., Located 3
blocks from Bay on corner
of 16th and Palm in PSJ.
$279k call 850-527-0607
GULFAIRE private beach,
pool, tennis, 3br/2ba,
brick, dbl garage, hur
shutters, jacuzzi, many ex-
tras, $350K, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-647-2473
HOWARD CREEK- 3 br, 2
ba Doublewide, on cleared
1/2 acre, new septic, new
well, new driveway, on
Doc Whitfield Rd., paved,
$96,000. Call 850-
227-6624.
MEXICO BEACH- 4th St.
3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv-
ing room w/vaulted ceiling.
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound
deck. 2 blocks from dedi-
cated beach. $349,900
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 507
Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile
home on corner lot.
Screened porch and deck.
Fenced in back yard.
$275,000. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 609
Georgia. 3br, 2ba on
75x112 corner lot. Large
Florida room, screened
back porch. $275,000.
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.


1 7100 U
3 BR 2 BA brick, excellent
neighborhood, just been
renovated w/ many extras,
$400,000, 850-227-1932
MEXICO BEACH by Own-
er beautiful 1/2 ac. 3 + 2
1/2 Cypress hm. Bu. 2000
pool + decking, sc porch,
outside shower, Ig laun.
rm, grnhse + workshop,
fully landscaped, sprinker
sys on timers, well for irri-
gation. Two biks from
bch., furn. too much to
mention $435k call
386-299-1871 Drive by 230
Bailey Ln.
MEXICO BEACH,
$399,900 3br 2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully
furnished, Beachside of 98
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH, 34th St.
3br/2ba, Beachside of
.Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well
maintained, fully furnished.
Gulfview. $695,000. ,Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 1.25 acres. 15ft deep
fish pond, greenhouse,
screened porch, carport w/
work shop. $274,900 Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico-Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
OVERSTREET. .3Dr 2Da
,:r _- a.:re : -, u.: .u li .
Near Wetappo Creek,
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
*(800)239-4959.
PARK MODEL
CABIN
12'x30' w/6' porch includes
all furn and apple. located
at Rustic Sands Camp-
ground, Mexico Beach lot
C-4 $25,000 Cabin only,
no land 866-392-3444 or
850-648-8187
PORT ST. JOE 4 BR 2 BA
House with Extra Lot. 622
Maddox St. $189,500 Call
Mark or Debbie at
229-1500
PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar-
bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa-
cious rooms Irg yard near
schools, town. Fireplace in
family room, screened
porch. $385,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.


I 7100 1
ST. JOE BEACH Santa
Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire-
place, hot tub, 2 car gar-
age. $275,000. Joan Love-
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
ST. JOE BEACH,
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner
lot across from dedicated
beach. Florida room w/ un-
obstructed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
TAKING BIDS on 2br/lba
Mobile Home, on 75x150
lot, located in second
block from the beach.
Property has market value
of $240,000. Minimum
bid $175,000. Send bids to
Thomas Branch at 242
Pineda St, Port St Joe FL,
32456


1- 7110
GULF FRONT CONDO
Cape San Bias. Breath
taking views from this 3
br, 2 ba with fp. All furnish-
ing and appliances make
this ready for move in or
great Rental history.
$395k. Possible terms. Call
262-249-0317
GULF FRONT COTTAGE
or, greal lot,. Beacon Hill,
Happy Shacki 9111 Hwy,
98, 2br,lba, i.895K ..ired.
fsbo.com, ID#79739, or
call 478-808-6834
GULF FRONT lot, Cape
San Bias, elevated 1/3 ac-
res lot, in, great area, here
is your chance for a life
time of ocean sea breezes
and sunsets, $849,000
with possible terms,
262-249-0317
OCEAN VIEW, 1/4 acres
site, with pool at Indian
Pass, $399,000, terms
possible, 262-249-0317


7120
2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great possibilities for multi-
family, 183ft. unobstructed
Bay View. City water &
sewer. currently a conven-
ience store with gas
pumps. $1,700,000. Call
Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800)
239-4959.


7120 ]

COMMERCIAL/ Industrial
land available. Lot size
ranging from .5- 2 acres.
Port St. Joe Commercial
Park. Please contact Dana
Dietrich, 1-866-883-3813.


MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98
General Commercial- Den-
sity should allow Duplex.
Gulf view & Beach access.
$695,000. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty or
800-239-4959





Cape San Bias 2 BR 2.5
BA Townhouse.. Unob-
structed Gulf Views. End
unit on the #1 Beach in
the USA. Per seller FEMA
flood insurance is availa-
ble. $595,000 Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach Har-
mon Realty, 850-527-5260
or 850-648-5767.


CARABELLE DUPLEX
newly rem'd 3 br, 2 be + 2
br, 2'ba. One fenced acre.
1105 Gray Ave. $499k
100% Gov't financing
404-307-8912



7150 S

FLORIDA
HILL COUNTRY
Land with live oaks and
long-leafs, fields and
pines, along' the rivers
and bays of Northwest
Florida. Thousands of.
opportunities for your
own farm, ranch or wa-
terfront property. Multi-
ple rural lifestyle oppor-
tunities- and only one
number to call.

1.866.JOE.LAND
or visit
JOE.com/land
IF YOU DON'T KNOW
JOE, YOU DON'T KNOW
FLORIDA

STJOE*


S 7150
2 LOTS IN WEWA 170 Ivy
St. Lands Landing.$70,000
call for more information
850-639-2699 or 639-4231

10 ACRES $119K deep
well, septic, phone, elec-
tric, satellite, 2 pole barns,
2 sheds, creek, 2 clear-
ings; located on Singer
Road;(850)722-8626 Appt.
only.

CORNER LOT Hwy 71
Frontage, just N of Wewa,
.8 ac., commercial and
residential 850-639-2588

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

HOWARDS CREEK old
Bay City Rd. 1/ acre lot,
when other lots were un-
der water, this lot was dry.
$36k Call 352-622-7574 or
352-207-1950

INVESTMENT/
Development
Properties for sale, 1/2 to
large acreage, from Pan-
handle beaches to Florida
line, By local owner-
s/agents, 850-556- 8669

LOOKWOOD
PLANTATION
832+ acres on Lake
Seminole in Florida. Na-
tionally known for its
Sports fishing, Excellent
hunting, (deer, turkey,
quail, duck). Nine ponds,
1.1 million in timber. In-
creasing $100k/year. Ask-
ing- $3950/acre. Under tim-
ber and game manage-
ment for 45 years.
850-251-4700

MAKE OFFER on 4 acre
in Howard Creek. Two
beautiful ponds, barn,
deep well, and power,
Great home site or you
can subdivide. Originally
$299,000, CALL 827-2510

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


GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


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

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

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




)- STJOEO

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


S 7150
SOUTHGATE Subdivision,
91x123ft lot for sale, ask-
ing, $129,000, Please call
850-340-1321
ST JOE BEACH Magnolia
Bluff Subdiv. Very desira-
ble approximately 76x142
lot. Paved roads, New Or-
leans style lighting, ribbon
curling, brick entry, flood
zone X. $229,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-648-5767.
ST. JOE BEACH Corona-
do St. 75x130 Lot.
$259,900, Seller Motivat->
ed. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
850-527-2560 or
850-648-5767
TWO LOTS FOR SALE At
St. Joseph Shores, within
the beautiful Wind Mark
Beach Development. If in-
terested call 850-647-5351



MEXICO BEACH- canal
front, 2br/1.5ba, Town-
home,. Bluewater unit
108C, Miramar Dr. gulf
view, 40ft., boat slip..
seawall, boardwalk, :ooil
$585k Call (315) 525-4306..
REDUCED RIVIERA
VILLAS On lake, over-
loolirig PCB $595K
MUST SELL! Barbara
Hindman Realty
"850:527-5085







AUTOMOTIVE MARINE
...RECREATIONAL,..
8100 Antique & Collectibles.
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicites
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Conimercial *
8160 Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210- Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine 7
Supplies
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Otf Road Vehicles.
8330 Campers & Trailers.
8340 Motorhomes


i81o
To Place An Ad
in The Times
Classifieds
Call
(850) 747-5020
or
1 (800) 345-8688



CHEVROLET ASTRO '88
New Factory Engine,
32,000 miles, AC, Good
work vani $1000 obo. Call
647-8995



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


0220
KAYAK '04 PERCEPTION
Fish on top, All accesso-
ries, PLUS On top carrier
box and 2 wheel mover.-
$750. Call 647-8995


S 8240
MEXICO BEACH Cover
Boat Lift/Slip, up to 25ft, di-
rect access to Gulf,
$150mo, 229-9353


- 8330
COUNTRY KOACH '78 35
ft. 5th wheel with slideout,
large bath with full sized
shower and comode.
$1800 call 770-787-4551






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Black History


like American Express, don't
dare leave here without it.
"It's still up to us, not
others ... to control our own
destiny. You can rise above
the ordinary circumstances
knowing the best is yet to
come."
He noted that FAMU is
the No. 1 producer of African-
American bachelor's degree
recipients, the top producer
of African-American teachers
and African-American doc-
tors in pharmaceutical medi-
cine.
The imagery he used was
familiar, but no less powerful
for its familiarity.
Stumbling blocks can
be stepping stones. "All,"


McCray said alluding to an
old-time march/spiritual,
"can be in that number."
Know where you are in order
to better understand where
you are going.
"How long?" McCray
wondered over and over while
invoking the memory of the
struggle for civil rights, to
which the students answered
again and again, "Not long."
Leading up to McCray's
keynote address, students
Travis Bondy, Tayler Byrd,
Javon Davis, Bianca Falcon,
Krystal Keigans, Jessie
Linton, Douglas May, LaTreva
North, Heather Strange and
Abram Vereen read the words
and recalled the accomplish-


ments of a series of African-
Americans, some famous,
some, like
the medi-
cal director
at Johns a
Hopkins,
not so
famous
but no less
a c com -
plished.
W e
are all free,
so live on,"
concluded
Byrd in her
portrait of
Tubman
and Truth. s
The
h i g h
school
chorus
and guitar I
orchestra
performed


a series of famous spiritu-
als, from "Swing Low, Sweet
Chariot" to
S Overcome."
Gloria
.F. Langston,
-- who was
honored
for her tire-
less efforts
on behalf of
the Black
History pro-
gram, offered
a moving
rendition of
F "Lift Every
Voice and
Sing."
All of
which pro-
vided the
'forward
momentum
S to McCray,
who picked


up the torch and with words
set the hearts and minds
in the R. Marion Craig
Auditorium ablaze with the
possibilities of a new era for
people of color.
'There is room at the
top, but the space is lim-
ited," McCray said. "You have
opportunity upon opportu-
nity upon opportunity upon
opportunity. The question is


when opportunity knocks,
you people, how shall you
answer?
"The tragedy is not in
not reaching your goal, but
to have no goal to reach. Not
failing, but low aim is the
shame."
History, as this month
and the high school's pro-
gram aim to symbolize, pro-
vides all the evidence.


The Port St. Joe High School chorus and guitar orchestra offered uplifting versions of familiar spirituals which have marked the civil
rights movement through the ages.


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Port St. Joe High School principal Duane McFarland bestows a
plaque and Shark T-shirt size likely too small to honor Dr. William
McCray's participation in the Black History Month program.


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