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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 9, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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Department .
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In a special meeting called by county
commissioners on Tuesday, administration
of the Gulf County jail was "returned to the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
In the continuing jail saga, Commission
chairman Carmen McLemore opened by
saying the commission needed to rethink
having the jail placed in its care for admin-
istration.
"We just feel like it's better for us and for
the citizens of the county to leave the jail in
the sheriff's department," said McLemore.
Gulf County Sheriff Dalton Upchurch
responded, saying- that the commissioners.
"didn't even have time to complete the paper-
'work required to transfer the administration
of the ail to the county," meaning in time to
meet the 30 day nouce that Upchurch had
even the commissioners Feb. 28 for the
changeover in jail administration.
Upchurch continued, saying he didn't


By County Ci
want the transfer of responsibilities to inter-
fere with the county's reserve fund, in case
of summer hurricanes.
-. He said he could turn the jail over, the
Commission would likely not be a position
to be legally responsible for jail operations
by the April 1 deadline.
"I couldn't do that to the county,"
Upchurch said.
Commissioner Bill, Williams said with
$48,000 in reserve, the county was "not
prepared to take this jail."
McLemore made a motion to give back
the jail, but before a vote could be taken.
Commissioner Billy Traylor said he would
only vote to do so if the board committed to.
make all needed repairs and conduct rou-
tine inspections even to weeks.
The board verbally agreed and the
motion %\as carried 4-0 with Commissioner
Nathan Peters not present.
The issue of jail compliance was dis-
cussed briefly, with Lipchurch saying that


commissioners
within -a month Otto Cook, current jail
administrator, would be certified as a jail
inspector, and this would go a long way in
.the jail's quest for compliance.
In other business discussed at the spe-
cial meeting:
The commissioners approved 4-
0 to send a letter of support to State
Representative Allan Bense (R-Panama
City), in his efforts to get SB 1827 passed
by the Legislature.
The bill would provide tax relief for
Gulf County businesses like Woods. and"
Raffield's Fisheries, for tax relief on proper-
ties used exclusively for commercial seafood
purposes.
The county agreed to request bids to
provide fencing for the Hone-ville Park. now
under construction. The fencing would d be
grant-funded.

(See COUNTY on Page 11A)


City Examining


Expanded


Spray Fields
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
More people translate into more wastewa-
ter which means a need for more land.
City officials in Port St. Joe are examin-
ing options for expanding spray field capacity
for wastewater treatment as an application
is finalized to seek approval to overhaul the
city's wastewater plant.
A proposal brought to commissioners
on Tuesday during their regular bi-monthly
meeting from Preble Rish Engineers, and
which was swiftly tabled for a workshop next
Monday, would seek to expand the existing
spray fields for re-use water by more than
doubling the current 100 ,acres.
The state permit application which would
allow a major modification and rehabilitation
of the existing wastewater treatment plant
has been drafted and will be finalized and
issued in the'.next few months, Philip Jones
of Preble Rish said.
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, though, has expressed concern
about the city's spray field capacity and abil-
ity to reuse water in the amounts produced by
the overhauled plant.
Improvements to the plant will permit a
maximum of 3.1 million gallons.of water per
day to be applied to a domestic lagoon facil-
ity, but the existing land-application capacity
on the 100 acres off Industrial Road which
serves as the city's current spray field is but
1.25 million gallons per day.
"We are getting close to permitting and
the DEP, rightly, has concerns that we may
not have reuse capacity," Jones told commis-
sioners.
Jones said that discussions with Clay
Smallwood of St. Joe Timberlands had identi-
fied an upland site adjacent to the existing
site which could potentially provide another
100-150 acres; depending on the amount of
wetlands on the site.
That would more than double the city's
spray field capacity, depending on what mod-
eling shows of the amount of acreage deemed
(See CITY on Page 11 A)


'An


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of Division'


The Tumultous Integration of Port St. Joe High School


This is the last article in a multi-part series
explonng the histoni of Port St. Joe's education
s system. "
The first installment detailed Pnncipal
Emile TwA.ine's noteiworthii conttbutnon s to
George Washington High School.
The second installment explored the
; voluntoar integration of Port St. Joe's schools
under "Freedom of Choice," and the seven-
i' eek school boycott of 19 70.
The final installment looks at the early
years of Port St. Joe High School integration
and the liture of educational equality.

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Two weeks into the integration of Port St.
Joe High School, Principal Zack Wuthridge
said things were going better than expected.
A seven-week boycott, organized by the
black community, forestalled the complete
integration of Port St. Joe High, and the
students' return sparked city-wide comment.
Wuthridge downplayed rumors of racial
tension in The Star's Nov. 12, 1970 edition.
citing only two minor skirmishes.
"Rumors to the contrary, all that has come
out of the so-called integrauon trouble is one
split lip and a couple of shoving incidents."
Wuthridge said.
Wuthridge claimed the nature of the fights
had been exaggerated by '"adult elements"
whose appearance on campus problematized
an otherwise manageable situation.
"We can handle these minor incidents if
outsiders will stay away," he pledged.
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his optimism.
He presented the School Board with
a folder recommending the suspension or
expulsion of 20 students and asked for police
protection in calming an increasingly volatile
situation.
Wuthridge's plea was only a prelude.
Over the next three years, Port St. Joe High
would witness rioung, school cancellations
and high administrative turnover.
Wuthridge himself would resign two years
later amid continuing racial strife.
As the School Board struggled to maintain
order, students and faculty lived in constant
fear that something terrible might happen at
any moment.
Clarence Monette, Port St. Joe High
School's media specialist for the past 36
years. described the integration period as
"traumatic."
"You didn't realize how stressful it was
until you look back on it," said Monette. "You -
never knew what to expect from day to day."
A Community Divided
Integrauon had not come suddenly to Port
St: Joe.
The School Board tested the waters for five
years with its voluntary "Freedom of Choice"
plan, and sanctioned community and student
organizations dedicated to educational
change.
A biracial committee composed of six
black and six white members from throughout
Gulf County formed in the summer of 1970 to
hear grievances and promote understanding
and unity.
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce set a record.
Peter Rummell, president and
CEO of The St. Joe Company,
set the tone.
A record crowd turned
out at the Centennial Building
last Thursday as the Chamber
tossed its annual dinner, with
Rummell the draw as the top
man for the county's larg-
est landowner found all the
right chords in his keynote
speech.
The turnout was 391 and
Chamber executive director
Sandra Chafin said nearly
half that many had to be
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Adding to the
atmosphere was a
monumental achieve-
ment a sound sys-
tem, recently installed
by approval of the
City Commission in
time for this event -
through which intel-
ligible words could be
heard.
"This is the first
time we've come to
an event here and
had a microphone
-- that actually works,"
- --.. said Jim Norton, who
formally assumed the
president's chair at
the Chamber from
out to the Mel Magidson at the
he speech dinner.
3nd CEO of In part, as it is
every year, the 70"h
anniversary of the Chamber
was about recognizing and
awarding their own: the late
Frank Hannon, who passed
away last year, for a lifetime
of good works; Jim Garth
of Decorative Flooring as
"Member of the Year"; and
Renee Goddin with C.R.
Smith and (Son as "Business
Person of the Year."
The Chamber also
named new officers, with
Norton becoming president,
Andy Smith,- vice president,
Patty Blaylock, secretary and
Hiram Nix, treasurer.
Loretta Costin, Pollyanna
Huie and Tom Gibson were
elected to new board terms.
This in significant measure about
the speaker and his message
to the community with which
his company shares a name, a
linkage which Rummell noted
made the town the "emotional
heart" of the company.
Early on in his remarks,
Rummell traced the history
of a town, which was ravaged
and rebuilt again and again
over the centuries as disease
;and Mother Nature exacted
their toll, and a company
which transformed itself from
a paper company to a real
estate giant.
"There is something about
this place that draws people,
and there is something about
the resilience of the people
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a theme to which he would
return again and again.
Another rebuilding of the
community, Rummell said,
was in the offing.
"We are on the cusp,"
Rummell said.
He talked about Lisa
Curry and an essay she wrote
several years ago as a high
school senior about the town
of her roots, Port St. Joe,
entitled, "Tough Times Won't
Last but Tough People Will."
He said the essay should
be required reading for every
citizen in a town which has
experienced incredible highs
and lows, which by 1850 had
been abandoned and rebuilt
as many as five times.
Rummell also discussed
the late Alfred I. DuPont
and his sense that state and
federal lawmakers had long
ignored Northwest Florida
and who worked tirelessly to
bring the kind of infrastruc-
ture U.S. 98 for example
- which had been essential
to rebuilding the community
of Port St. Joe through 300
years.
Back in the 1930's
DuPont was a proponent of
what is known as "traditional
urbanism" and had gone so
far as to hire a world-famous
planner to create a "sense of


Outgoing Mel Magidson (right) formally turns the gavel over to
incoming Chamber president Jim Norton.


had in' mind for St. Joe,"
Rummell said.
As they do, infrastructure
is again a focus, be it health
care and the public/private
partnership that is making a
Sacred Heart hospital in St.
Joe a reality, or the realign-
ment of U.S. 98 which should
be completed this summer.
A focus, Rummell said,
should be on ensuring the
continued realignment of U.S.
98 around Mexico Beach and
the linking to a Gulf to Bay
Highway and I-10.
That will help the com-
pany create the longest pub-
lic trail 'system in the area,


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place" in the community. Port
St. Joe was to be an early
example of a planned com-
munity.
DuPont died and decades
later so did a mill and the town
again faced tough times.
And'as The St. Joe Co.
underwent its transformation
some 10 years ago, officials
brought out that long-ago
plan DuPont had comnmis-
sioned.
"We are w working to restore
the document and under-
stand the vision of what he


a pedestrian/bicycle trail to
replace the existing roadbed
of U.S. 98.
The development of the
mill site would be integrated
to improvements such as a
new Town Qenter and the
creation of a seamless road-
way linking Reid Avenue and
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
"it will revitalize 'this
town," Rummell said. "Once
again the 125. acre mill ,site
will be a powerful economic
engine for this town."


The most sustained and
hearty applause greeted
Rummell's statements on
"attainable" housing across
all income ranges and which
must come about from the
same sort of partnership
which is creating a new hos-
pital.
"We will work with you
as a community to (create)
attainable housing options,"
Rummell said. "We've already
begun and made progress."
A Community Land Trust
is a focus, as it will ensure
that what is attainable today
is attainable tomorrow, but
represents, "Only a piece of
the puzzle."
The company, Rummell
said, is committed to finding
solutions to "complex" prob-
lems.
"But we can't do it alone,"
he added.
Noting that the concerns
in Gulf County reflect state-
wide challenges education,
income, jobs, growth man-
agement, hurricanes, hous-
ing, health care, energy
independence and affordabil-
ity, impacts of globalization,
many of the same issues dis-
cussed during visioning by
the Economic Development
Council Rummell said the
time had arrived "to roll up
our sleeves" and find solu-
tions through partnership.
"The challenge I think
is two-fold." Rummell said.
"How do you prepare for this
opportunity and how do we
ensure that this opportunity
is not squandered."
The tax base will grow
behind the arrival of people
who are part-time residents,
who don't pull as strongly
on0 public services, Rummell
noted; and the question of
how to best invest those new
tax dollars, how to put down
the needed infrastructure,
would present challenges for
elected officials.' .
Pondering what draws
people to the area, he said
the company must ensure
the beauty of the area is
maintained, not only because
it was in its best financial
interests but also because
there was a "moral duty."
"We will-not do anything
to screw that up," Rummell
said.
And as he closed,
Rummell returned again to
his themes, found in Curry's
essay and the people of one
small community.'
"Port St. Joe's time has
come," Rummell said. "I see
the day, not too far in the
future, when people around
Florida and across the coun-
try will talk about Port St.
Joe, what a great place it is,
and they'll wonder: How did
they get it so right?
"There's something
about this place that grabs
you. And there's something
remarkably resilient about
the people who call this place
home."


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Residents


Monitoring Situation Early On


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
It will probably be sev-
eral years before construction
begins on the next leg of the
Gulf to Bay Parkway, con-
necting County Road 386 in
Gulf County to County Road
22 in Bay County. But resi-
dents along Wetappo Creek,
the main focus of the connec-
tor road, are already monitor-
ing the proposed project very
carefully.
A loose coalition of res-
idents in the area around
Overstreet have already
begun gathering informa-
tion,, data and photographs,
attending meetings with state
and federal officials in the
alphabet-soup of government
bureaucracy that always sur-
rounds such a project, and
pulling in support wherever
they can find it.
Their focus of concern
is the Wetappo Creek area
and corresponding wetlands,
across which Opportunity
Florida and the St. Joe
Company have recommended
the new parkway be built.
The proposed route takes
this section of parkway from
CR386 where it curves into
Gulf County, just a couple
of miles from U.S. 98, north
on 386 over the Overstreet
bridge about a mile, then
north across Wetappo
Creek, through the wetlands
and across Pleasant Rest
Cemetery Road, then north/
northwest, curving into CR22
at the Bay County line.
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late November, 2005, project
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Dear Editor,
This note is in reference
to the letter, by ex-city coun-
cil person David Thompson.
As a citizen, I am glad that
Mr. Thompson is concerned
'about fiscal responsibil-
ity almost as strongly as the
new city council people that
replaced him.
I would like to invite Mr.
Thompson to attend the' next
Mexico Beach Council meet-
ing so that he can give his
views on changing the Mexico
Beach Logo., This will be dis-
cussed at our March 14 City
Council meeting at 6 p.m.
where we would be pleases
to& discuss the objective facts
with him.
Mr. Thompson having
been on the city council that
changed the logq must be
familiar with the cost of the
logo change. That way we can
ascertain the $100.000.0'
cost for the logo change that .
he mentions in his letter to
the editor. Our new Mexico
Beach City Council is trying.
to build a positive team spirit
for all the citizens. That is
the purpose of everything we'
discuss at our City Council
meetings. Mr. Thompson's
comments will be genuinely.
appreciated.
Sincerely,
Robert Ginsberg
Mexico 'Beach City Council,
Group 5

Dear Editor,
I would like to set the
record straight. The former
council member, claiming the
taxpayers will have to foot a
$100,000 bill to change the
city Logo is wrong. Changing


the' Tallahassee engineering
firm PBS&J, and her staff,
presented the proposed park-
way map as part of the ongo-
ing Project Development and
Environment (PD&E) Study.
During the study, PBS&J
added two alternative cor-
ridors to the Wetappo Creek
section, one east and one
west of the recommended
parkway, in an attempt to
ease public concern.
According to Tim Stein,
longtime Wetappo resident
and spokesman for the resi-
dents' group, the much more
environmentally feasible,
much less costly option, is
the west alternative, which
continues following CR386 to
Jarrott Daniels Road, a dirt
road that already connects
directly to CR22.
Because much of the
proposed corridor crosses
undeveloped, environmen-
tally sensitive areas, the
PD&E Study must evaluate
all roadway alignment alter-
natives, according to National
Environmental Protection Act
(NEPA) requirements.
The PD&E Study may,
take three to four years
to complete, and a subse-
quent Environmental Impact
Statement will detail the
study's findings.
One of the main con-
cerns of the Wetappo resi-
dents is the proposed bridge
at the southern end: of the
parkway where it crosses the
creek. The proposed bridge
is to be similar to the exist-
ing bridge that crosses the
creek on Pleasant Rest Road.
It is a two-lane, blacktop,


to the Editor .


from the current Logo back
to the previous Logo will not
incur any expense. The Logo
will simply be phased out
over time.
When it is time to reorder
stationary, etc., it will be with
the previous Logo but until
then items in stock with the
current, Logo will be used,
Items that have been painted
will not be changed until time
to paint again. The current
Logo on, the water tower will
remain for many years until
time to once again refurbish
it. A great number of resi-
dents in Mexico Beach have,
already been polled and, are
in favor ,of phasing out the
new and returning to the, old.


flat bridge, built -level with
the road. Only small boats,
like skiffs and flats fishing
boats can maneuver under
the bridge.
If this type of bridge were
built, it would completely
block access to the creek for
the more than a dozen resi-
dents living along the creek
who have masted sailboats
and power boats with tall
structure and antennae.
Stein has already collect-
ed photographs and statistics
about the boats, illustrating
the problem.
Currently there are 11
sailboats moored along the
creek. Two have masts of
35 feet, seven have masts
between 50 ancd 59 feet, and
two have masts 62 feet tall.
There are two power boats
(deep sea fishing boats) with
structures, rigging and anten-
nae of at least 28 feet, and
one commercial towboat with
a structure 35 feet high.
All these boats belong
to residents living along the
creek. Their only entrance
and exit from the creek into
the Inter,:'astal Waterway at
)Overstreet, and into the Gulf,.
is the lower end of Wetappo
Creek, where the parkway
and low bridge are proposed.
; Stein pointed out that
if the parkway followed, this
proposed route. it would
require a 65 foot bridge,
like :he one crossing the
Intercrastal Waterway at
Overstreet. to allow boat-
,ers access to the creek.
According to a spokesperson
for the Florida Department of
Transportation, an estimated


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We are a beach town known
for our sugar sand, but also
for our amazing sunsets,
hence the>Logo., You are right
that Logo's are a memorable
picture, a marketing tool. As
you pointed out, Nike, Target,
and Quaker Oats all have
Logos. They do not feel the
need to. change because of
out dated looking slogan or
Logos. Let's go back to our
previous Logo (at no extra
cost to the taxpayers) and
keep our identity of a peace-
ful southern town.
Nancy Ostman
Mexico Beach Civic
Association
(See LETTERS on Page 5A)


cost for a two-lane, 65 foot
bridge in this location would
be 50-plus million dollars.
In addition, Wetappo.
Creek is the only navigable
deep water creek in Gulf
County. It is used as a safe
harbor for commercial fish-
ing boats from Gulf County
during hurricanes. The boats
enter through the Intercoastal
Waterway, making their way
into Wetappo Creek, moor-
ing in this protected section
during hurricanes. If a level
bridge were built, accord-
ing the Stein, no commercial
fishing boats could find safe
harbor during storms.
If the proposed route is
chosen, the road would have
to be built almost entirely
in wetlands, which, accord-
ing to Stein, are prime nest-
ing grounds for bald eagles,
and home to species such as
hawks, alligators, turtles, and
a host of other animals, many
of which are endangered.
In addition, said Stein,
the creek and its salt marsh-
es are breeding grounds for
shrimp and other aquatic spe-
cies, very similar to the salt
marshes around St. Joseph
Bay. Dolphins also swim
up the Intercoastal and play
at the junction of Wetappo
Creek and the Intercoastal.
Stein and the other resi-
dents of the creek are con-
cerned that the plans for
the parkway are being "fast-
tracked," as he put it, in
order to begin planning and
pre-construction operations
.before the PD&E Study Jis
completed.
PBS&J plans to provide a
visual of the proposed corri-
dor, along with the results of
the comparative evaluations
and a cost breakdown, at an
Alternatives Public Meeting
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d IIPAGE FOUR THURSDAY, January 26, 2006
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A Rallying Cry


If he accomplished anything with his
speech last Thursday to the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce and we would argue
the accomplishment was considerable Peter
Rummell, president and CEO of The St. Joe
Company, poured the foundation for a rallying
point for the citizens and elected officials of
this county.
Rummell noted that old St. Joseph and
later Port St. Joe had to be rebuilt several
times over the centuries, the requirement each
time for infrastructure to be in' place, to be a
critical element of that rebuilding.
Rummell also suggested that times ahead
would be important for elected officials Who
would have to come to grips with a tax base
which would grow disproportionate to its "pull"
on services, in other words a tax base which
would fill county and municipal coffers with
dollars from taxpayers who were not full-time
residents.
It is a problem which has grown exponen-
tially in the past few years, as land prices and
tax bills have been impacted by many who do
not call Gulf County home, at least full-time.
And Rummell noted that to make requi-'
site changes, to make appropriate health care
available, to enhance roadways, to make hous-
ing "attainable" to all, St. Joe the company
needed partnerships from St. Joe the city and
-the county as a whole.
The transformation of a community
could not come solely from the company's
Jacksonville headquarters; nor would the folks
in Gulf County want it to, we would suggest.
Therein is found, in part, the challenge
for elected officials, hinted Rummell, as they
navigated those tensions_ to the betterment of
the community as a whole.
And that is where the electorate, those


Logo Econoi

Since so many have weighed in on the pro-
posal to reverse course and return to the previ-
ous city logo in Mexico Beach (see Page 5A) we
thought an observation or two was warranted.
One, let's consider how much time and
* money went into changing the logo.
After a series of meeting and workshop
time devoted to proposals and discussions on
a new logo, city officials offered residents three
choices, put them .in the public domain and
sought input on preferences.
The City Council at the time could hardly
have been more painstaking and transparent
in its approach.
Once a logo,was agreed upon and it was
a unanimous vote, including that from the
current mayor the city undertook the task of
spi-ucing up its face, including repainting the
water tower.
When everything was counted, the city
spent tens of thousands of dollars, $50,000
alone on the water tower, to change its look.
Now, some want to erase it all, like graffiti
in the park.
I The argument is made that the, if you,
will, re-logoing will. take place over time, which
might add some heft to those who would
argue that the costs could be constrained, but
ignores that a city with two logos as one transi-
*tions to the other would represent something
of a rather weird duplication in services.
The logic'in that remains schizophrenic.
And this isn't, about stationary or the
water tower. but every item bearing'the Mexico
Beach seal from hats, shirts and emergency
and city vehicles, to simply skim the surface.
Bottom line is that at some point,, if the
proposal is approved by the Council, is that the


P Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Rounding the Bases


This week well take a,
bit of a sports cavalcade of
sports, from Lakeland to
Wewahitchka.
Begin the trip-tic in
Lakeland where the Port St.
Joe Sharks ran up against
a buzz-saw called Arlington
Country Day last week in the
state hoops semifinals.
Actually, as the fans of
county prep sports could
attest, Arlington Country
*Day, Trinity Christian and
University Christian, all out
S- of Jacksonville, are famil-
iar names because reach-
ing a state championship
game seems to travel .those
schools.
Whether the sport is bas-
ketball, softball or' baseball
and toss in North Florida
SChristian for good measure
the public schools of the


county -must suddenly veer
off into the underbrush of
private school sports if a state
title is the goal.
And state athletic offi-
cials can parse it any way
they wish, but that is flat
wrong.
The latest example came
in Lakeland and a team which
sported a 7-foot-2 high school
phenom holding off a deci-
sion on which NCAA Division
I program to grace, a Florida
State signee and at least one
more player destined for the
big leagues of college hoops.
Such an opponent tosses
the salt into the wounds for a
small' public school because
no matter how much the con-
test was analyzed it repre-
sented an uneven hardwood.
The Apaches' behemoth
center has been tutored by


whose ballots put those elected officials in
office, discovers its challenge and responsibil-
ity, we'd argue.
For to deal with the changes which will
surely arrive at the doorstep are arriving by
the day, in fact the time for reactive instead
of proactive government has sailed, we'd con-
tend, yesterday.
Whether the changes are on the ground,
or arriving from Tallahassee in the form of a
siveeping growth management bill local plan-
ners are still trying to decipher a year later, or
Washington where the president is proposing
to slash the Community Development Block
Grant budget, on which rural counties depend
so much for infrastructure.
The landscape is seemingly altered by the
day and there exist too many instances where
our county and municipal officials seem slow
or knee-jerk in reaction, which in this climate,
with the powerful forces at work in the county,
is a recipe for disaster for many the public they
have sworn to serve.
The brouhaha over the jail is just the lat-
est example as county commissioners were
-backed to a wall by a time crunch and strug-
gling to snatch a greased grip on an issue
which has been smoldering as any perusal
of old newspaper clippings would reveal for
years unaddressed.
The fact that they now "own" the jail is
aimed surely at providing solace but only
underscores the basis for the skepticism in the
community over just what ownership of county
business this Commission wishes to take.
And ownership of the future by all, par-
ticularly responsive elected officials, we would
argue, was in part what Rummell was driving
at last Thursday.


Mnics

'city will ultimately pay more than $100,000,
over whatever number of years, to, well, alter
its look and then alter it again.
Sounds like a-Hollywood starlet or the
Gulf County Commission, take your pick.
More startling to us, it's worth noting that
the suggestion was formally presented to the
City Council as a recommendation from the
Mexico Beach Civic Association, a dues-paying
citizens group which took shape early last year
and whose mission is to support initiatives in
the community.
Four members of the Association also sit,
on the City Council. ,
In order for the Mexico Beach Civic
Association to have approved making this rec-
ommendation to the City Council, therefore, a
majority of council members must have been,
at the least, aware of the recommendation or,
at the most, active in discussions ,to have the
logo changed.
Neither scenario both of which would
require public officials to be part of the deci-
sion made by a private group pertaining
to business that group was to bring to the
'Council exactly carries the appearance of
adhering to Sunshine Laws.
We could easily make the argument that
this logo business has more to do with attempt-
ing to wipe out the memory of the previous
administration than a public hue and cry
about the existing logo.
Deciding that a do-over was warranted at
taxpayer expense and doing so while pushing
the envelope of the Sunshine Law, though,
provides two quick strikes, regardless of the
motive. :


Artis Gilmore, the Hall of
Famer who played college ball
at Jacksonville University
with Arlington's basketball
coach, Rex Morgan.'
Morgan's name itself is
a selling point for a program
which resides in a school
which is a sports dynamo
in Florida's largest city of
Jacksonville.
Such a school represents,
for those fans of small-school
prep sports, an "athletic" fac-
tory, regardless of how all
those students found the
path inside their doors, some
from far-flung dots on the
globe.
Or how those students
find their ways onto the ath-
letic teams of those schools,
as, for example, with the
Jacksonville University
Christian and a couple of
home-schooled students at
the center of eligibility ques-
tions which got the school
ousted from the state :Class
2A semifinals and a game
against Port St. Joe last
football season.
And these schools choose
- choose, mind you to com-
pete in the smallest classi-
fications sponsored by the


Did you hear about the
guy who said the Holocaust
didn't happen? I think he
is from Germany or France.
He said the whole idea of
those horrible concentration
camps where, unspeakable
acts were committed was just
made up! The allies wanted to
julstify attacking Germany so
they "fantasized" the camps
into being. And then spread
the word of their existence
through propaganda aimed at
covering up their real reason
for being in the "Fatherland".
The absurdity of that
whole premise defies logic, all
the known facts, eye witness-
es' accounts and any hint of
sensitivity. It certainly needs
no editorializing by me. I
seemed to recall Hitler, in his
rise to power in the thirties,
constantly reminded his fol-
lowers that Germany hadn't
actually lost World War I.....
It is very dangerous when
you start ."re-arranging" his-
tory.
Our children and grand-
children need to know and
understand the truth. The
'pride and honor and Christian
principles upon which this
country was -founded should
not be forgotten, down played
or court rendered away. The
horror and ferocity of our Civil
War should make all parts of
this nation get along a little
better. The pangs of hunger
from the Great Depression
should make us all so thank-
ful today.
Well, you get the point.
We can certainly review
history in different ways as
new evidence unfolds regard-
ing situations, places or peo-
ple. Harry S. Truman comes
to, mind. He was a "throw-in",
as a vice-presidential candi-
date on Franklin Roosevelt's
1944 re-election ticket. Not
until after the votes were all'
in did a few of the Roosevelt
crowd realize that Franklin
was not in the best of health
and may not make it through
his unprecedented fourth
term.
Not much was expected
of Truman. And, to be hon-
est, not much was given to
him either. I'm talking respect
here by his peers. Or adora-


Florida High School Activities
Association, which lacks the
same spine .as the NCAA
when it comes to recognizing
the gross inequities inherent
in the current structure for
sports, competition as it per-
tains to small public schools.
So small public schools,
with limited resources and
enrollment zones, are, at
some point prior to securing
that ring, forced to play. a
team with whatever resources
it chooses to bring to bear oni
a respective sport in some
cases, sports.
Naming a "Rural Sports
Champion" in football was
a brilliant bit of public rela-
tions in putting down a muti-
ny spreading through North
Florida football locker rooms
a few years ago, but the gov-
erning body of Florida scho-
lastics sports remains inert
about the concept of provid-
ing fairness across brackets
in all sports.
The Lady Gators of
Wewahitchka might well have
hoisted three or four state
championships in the past
decade if they hadn't run up
against a team from any one
of several prominent private


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by Kesley Colbert




It Is What It Is!


tion from a nation that was
more into honoring returning
war heroes than "accidental"
presidents. The newspapers
even printed headlines in
November of 1948 proclaim-
ing "Dewy over Truman". That
turned out to be a tad pre-
mature. Ole Harry S., to the
surprise of many, extended
his White House stay another
four years.
The controversy abounds
today over Truman's decision
to drop an atomic bomb on
Japan in August of 1945. My
Father spent that summer
on Luzon in the Philippines
getting ready to invade the
strongly. fortified Japanese
mainland. There ain't no
controversy over that at my
house! And there wasn't
much back then either. Dad
wasn't out there by himself.
I'm not the only baby boomer
that Truman ensured a' full
and fruitful life!
When "Dugout" Douglas
MacArthur went a step too
far during the Korean affair
Truman dismissed him as
the Corlimander of the Army.
When the naysayers rose to
the defense of the egotistical
general, Truman made one of
the greatest statements ever
given concerning our high-
est office. He said MacArthur
could treat Harry S. Truman
about any old way he wanted
to----but he could"not, and
would not, treat the President
of the United States in such a
manner!
Doug said goodbye to
congress and faded away.
I think history is shin-
ning more and more of a
favorable light on the slight-
ly built, bespeckled, former
soldier, farmer, senator and,
haberdashery owner from
Independence, Missouri. That
is not changing the past---
that's illnminatmg it!
It seems that each suc-
ceeding generation comes up
with somrne new facts about
the battle at the Little Big
Horn.... More Indians left the
band following Major Marcus
Reno and silently shifted back
toward George Armstrong
Custer and the main body of
the Seventh Calvary. Captain
Fredrick Benteen was late in
moving back to help. The
Indians had laid an elaborate
trap. The Indians had no plan
but seized the moment when
Custer split his force into
three groups. The sun got in
the soldiers eyes....


schools in the North Florida.
There almost certainly
would be another banner or
two along the walls of "The
Dome" had there not been
some team fielding an all-star
squad with rosters, worthy
of the United Nations stand-
ing in the way somewhere
between Port St. Joe and the
championship trophy.
These private schools,
of course, tossed a hissy
fit anytime the FHSAA or
even state lawmakers have
threatened to apply a level to
the playing field. The most
recent attempt, to force pri-
vate schools to factor their
enrollment by 1.5 prior to
classification, was grounded
by the FHSAA's governing
body.
None, of this is sour
grapes.
There have been and
will continue to be state
championships to be won by;
small public schools, though '.
that number is almost cer-
tainly dwindling.
Overall, though, it is to
state that if it seemed that
the hardwood was tilted a bit
in Lakeland last Thursday
morning as the Port St. Joe


I've heard varying sto--
ries and blame since I was a
kid. One fact remains abun-
dantly clear. The Indians won
this battle. You can't "history
around" the outcome! Custer,
who was a brilliant soldier
with a distinguished Civil War
record, did not make the best
military decisions on record
that July of 1876 along the
Little Big Horn River.
We can try to dress it
up. We can make fifty mov-
ies about it. We can write
books detailing facts and fic-.
tion on Custer's every move.
We can feel for his wife. We
can understand the frus-
trations of Sitting Bull and
Crazy Horse. We can do a war
chant. We can sing a song
about Custer's horse. But we
can't undo the results.
Why anyone would want
to is beyond me! And we could
make these same ascertains
about the Alamo, the laying
of the transcontinental rail-
* road, Judge Roy Bean's fron-
tier justice, Teddy's march
up San Juan Hill, the Wright
Brothers first flight, the 1919
World Series, Joe Lewis
knocking out Max Schmeling
and the assignation of John F.
Kennedy. Every event, mod-
ern or distant, is fraught with
varying twists and turns. And
when you couple that with
the eye of the beholder....
you can shade many a'thing
to your liking. I just think
you'd be stretching it a mite
to, make'em disappear!
Let's learn from history.
Let's try to be good stewards
of "our time". Let's keep the
records straight. Let's make
sure CNN :is not our voice
of the century. Or, to go one
step further, let's understand
that "our time" is going to
affect life to come. Let's get
better!
Of course, come to think
of it, I, did go out on a date
once with Mary E. Pendleton
Her face would make a freight
train take a dirt road. She had
the warmth and charm of a
charging rhinoceros. Mary E.
was into "super sizing" years
before McDonald's made it
popular! All I can say in my
defense was the light wasn't
too good in the corner of the
study hall when I asked her.
Now, if someone can
make that particular event in
history go away....well, they
might be on to something.....
Respectfully,
Kes


Sharks took the floor, that's
because it was.
And until the FHSAA
does something to address.
that situation well, shame
on them .for tainting one of
the last remaining bastions of
athletics in its purest form.

DIAMOND DIAMOND
That will be showcased at
6 p.m. ET this Friday night
when the Wewahitchka Lady
Gators softball team calls on
the Lady Sharks of Port St.
Joe.
Both teams began the
week undefeated, both hav-
ing won their own early-sea-
son tournaments,' Port St.
Joe a couple of weeks ago,
Wewahitchka this past week-
end.
Each has looked excel-
lent this season, stinging the
ball up and down the line-
up, playing solid defense and
enjoying commanding pitch-
ing.
Pitching should be the
special part of this match-
up.
Both have savvy veter-
ans Samantha Green for

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Dear Editor:
How can anyone believe
that Beach Restoration will
stop Mother Nature?
Excerpts from Storms,
the Cape San Blas Ecological
Study.
The Great Middle Florida
Hurricane of August 1851
hit just west of Apalachicola
destroying many homes,
businesses, and wharves.
According to the local paper,
all three light houses were
destroyed, five lives lost on
Dog Island, and at Cape San
Blas, a Spanish brig-if war
was beached and several lives
lost. It is said to be the most
destructive storm ever to have



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Wewahitchka, so impressive
last year as a sophomore,
and senior Danielle Maxwell
for Port St. Joe, who makes
up for anything she might
lack in heat with tenacity and
an ability to work the ball
around the strike zone.
And, finally, both teams
have exciting freshmen in
.Kayla Minger for Port St. Joe
and Samantha Rich for the
Lady Gators.
Wewahitchka has had a
series of aces since fast-pitch
softball debuted in Florida
10-15 years ago and Rich
may stand right next to them.
before she grabs the sheep-
skin, a blazing fastball and
filthy off-speed stuff.
Rich was considered
sufficiently special last year
as an eighth-grader that an
appeal ultimately unsuc-


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heavy beach da
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feet of the sout
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(Ralph 1986).
On November 21,
-' Hurricane Kate made landfall
in Crooked Island near Mexico
o that time. City Beach approximately 25
1492-1870, miles west of Cape San Blas.
Along the entire gulf side of
Season Cape San Blas, moderate to
D, Hurricane severe beach and dune erosion
hin 66 miles was reported. At TH Stone
it coast line Memorial Park, located on the
infall. Along north end of the peninsula,
iinsula and the hurricane caused heavy
Hurricane beach and dune erosion
moderate to and destroyed beach access
damage and walkways. A 'topographic
Elena pass survey conducted two weeks
mated 1500 after Kate by the Bureau of
hern tip of Coastal Data Acquisition,
)eared. The Division of Beaches and
ach access Shores, showed a horizontal
by flooding dune recession of almost
al channels 50 feet since the survey in
)ss the cape July of 1984. The dune's
recession was first impacted
by Hurricane Elena in
September of +22 feet NGVD
.. was substantially eroded
by Elena, was completely
nade to the destroyed by Kate.
allow her to Profile data gathered
school, by the Bureau of Coastal
e early sea- Data Acquisition, Division of
idication, is Beaches and Shores adjacent.
Rich, a blaz- to destroyed dwellings showed
a command a horizontal dune recession of
ne which is 35 feet due to Kate and a total
so young. of 80 feet since November of
those four 1983.
)een all but The storm surge also
I they have washed over County Road
solid line- C30-E where it curves toward
the Gulf, an area known
spell magic locally as the Stump Hole.'
There's still On Cape San Blas, erosion
o and much and damage to Kate was
d, but it's a severe. In addition to the
>uld provide approximately 1,500 feet of
ple of what the cape's southern tip lost to
,p sports is Hurricane Elena, about 1,000
feet of the Cape was washed
should send away by Kate, totaling nearly
'HSAA as a a half mile (of the southern
tip) lost by the two hurricanes


combined.,
Looking at some of the
past history of the Cape will
tell us a lot about what to
expect. The cape loses nearly
V2 mile of the southern to two
hurricanes. We, us meager
humans, cannot in any way
prevent loss of Cape San Blas
to storms. This is a fact of
coastal living. The Cape will
shrink and grow, believe me
it will, naturally.
We can, however, stop
additional loss due to
the continued unabated
and undisciplined home
construction that has
occurred on top of the dunes
on the Cape. For example the
subdivision White Sands is
losing its dune top homes.
After fighting to reclaim their
beach at the tune of $50,000+
from each homeowner with
the injection of giant sand
bags under the beach, the
replacement of lost sand
from under the structures,
the restoration FAILED. Now
many owners are backing off,
moving their investment to
safer grounds.
And why did this attempt
at restoration fail. Well, look
at the home construction.
Houses had been packed
in along and on top what
use to be dunes. With such
tight construction and its
dune location, how could
the ocean winds navigate
the obstruction? Wind finds
the path of least resistance.
Instead of going over the
dunes, blocked by three story
houses, the wind chose to go
around the obstruction, move
lateral to the obstruction,
taking sand with it. And the
owners think they were dealt
a bad deal? Build it on top
of, the dunes with no channel
for winds off the ocean and
the beach will blow away. Of
course add water and you
exacerbate the problem.
'But then someone had
the idea of Beach Restoration,
an idea of putting in groins
to stop erosion. Folks, it will
not work. Folly Beach South
Carolina began to disappear
in the 1960's. Groins
constructed, truck loads of
sand brought in to restore


the beaches, but the erosion
continued. Why? Well, the
problem goes back to the
early part of the last century.
Charleston, South Carolina,
just north of Folly Beach, has
a big harbor, shipping lanes,
and lots of ship traffic. To
make the port a deep channel
port, Charleston dredged the
channel and constructed a
jetty to keep the shipping
channel from filling in with
sand.
Now north of the jetty
is Sullivan's Island. Before
construction of the jetty the
southern end. of the Sullivan's
Island was an average beach,
and Folly beach, south of the
jetty, was an average beach.
But after the jetties, well the
Southern end of Sullivan's
Island began to grow and the
Northern end of Folly Beach
began to disappear. It does
not take a rocket scientist to
figure this one out.
And just as the jetties,


groins do the same thing,
except on a smaller scale.
Groins will block the flow
and deposit of sand on the
beaches below the groin. Can
you imagine the open beaches
of Cape San Blas lined with
groins, each with tons of sand
above the groin and nothing
below the groin.
If we stop fighting Mother
Nature, stop construction
that forms barriers to the
natural flow of the wind off
the Gulf by building fat ugly
houses, packed in to squeak
the most money out of a foot
of land, (Under construction:
"Ovation," 79 homes on 30
acres(?)). in other words
ease off, spread out, and start
living with nature instead of
fighting her, perhaps she will
be nice to us. She certainly
has been nice to St. Joe's
State Park. There are some
really big dunes and wide
beaches down there.
J F Rogers
Port St. Joe


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SOfficials with the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
the county and city were on
hand last week as Tom Gibson
and Billy Joe Rish sliced through
the ribbon to officially open the
new offices of the law firm Rish,
Gibson, Scholz and Groom.
The new office space is part
of the Marina Cove office com-
plex along Marina Drive in Port
St. Joe.


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Roger and Sheryl
Bradley, owners of Beach
Realty of Cape San Blas,
know how they gather
information when they visit
a new place, so they decided
to assist visitors to Port St.
Joe with the same setup they
find helpful. Hence the new
"welcome center" at their real
estate office on Reid Avenue.
The Bradleys opened a
welcome area in their offices
at 318-A Reid Avenue, next
to the Port Theatre. The
'large room boasts the only
public restroom on Reid,
plus a small refreshment
center, reams of local and
area business and visitor
information, and a cool
refuge, with seating, from
the heat and humidity.
"When I go somewhere
new, I always ask "the
waitresses in restaurants,"
said Bradley. "But instead
of doing the cocktail napkin
thing, we decided to set up a
real welcome center."
Bradley admits that the
concept lends itself well to a
real estate office, but says he


also sees it as a way to help
the community grow.
While restoring the
old building, the Bradleys
maintained many of the
structure's historic elements.


They kept much of the
distinctive blue and yellow
tile on the facade, plus the
original windows and outer
structural shape. The wood
floors are some of the old


ceiling beams that Bradley
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under age 65.
The PPA is a program
geared toward helping
uninsured and underinsured


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pharmacists, health care
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Gulf County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log


2/24/06 Christopher D.
Maxwell, W/M, 27, Port St.
Joe, Child Support. James
Alfred Robbins, W/M, 42,
Port St. Joe, Child Support.
Grady Adam Alderman,
W/M, 30, Wewahitchka,
DWLST. Jason Strimel,
W/M, 22, ,Wewahitchka,
Violation Probation.
2/25/06
Shelton Dale Hall, W/M,.
26, Wewahitchka, Possession
Marijuana.
2/26/06
Tony, Lavone Nobles,
'B/M, 39, Wewahitchka,
DWLSR, DUI. Joseph L.
Handley, Jr., W/M, 62, Port
St. Joe, DUI. Leo Dewitt
Kennedy, W/M, 55, Port St.
Joe, Possession Cocaine.
2/27/06
Kimberly Lynn Emanuel,
W/F, 34, Wewahitchka,
False report to law enforce-
ment officer.
2/28/06
James Kennedy
Middlebrooks, B/M, 19, Port
St. Joe, Grand Theft Auto.
Joe Anthony Purswell, W/M,
39, Port St. Joe, Assault.


3/1/06 Damien J. White,
B/M, 24, Apalachicola,
Violation Probation.
3/2/06
Jerry Causey, B/M,
50, Wewahitchka, Violation
controlled release. Holley
Lashawn Sanders, B/F, 33,
Panama City, Worthless
Checks X 10. Debrah A.
Sayers, W/F, 44, Panama
City, Violation, Uttering
Forged Instrument
On 2/28/06 Deputies
stopped a vehicle driven
by Willie Mingo for speed-
ing on Highway 98, When
the deputes ran his drivers
license they, found he only
had a learners permit, Mingo
was arrested for violation
of Drivers License restric-
tions. K9 Zeus was walked
around the vehicle and gave
an alert for the crack cocaine
and a gram of cocaine in
the passenger's wallet. The
passenger Johnny Frank
Glanton who had just been
released in January from the
Department of Corrections
was charged with possession
of cocaine.


On 2/28/06 depu-
ties stopped a vehicle driv-
en by Krystle Donjuanita
Baucham knowing that her
drivers license was suspend-
ed. While the deputies were
talking with her she told
them she had marijuana and
cocaine in the car. When


they searched the car they
found 35 baggies of mari-
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On March 03, at approx-
imately, 5:08 pm Rodney L.
Brammer age 34 of Port St.
Joe, Florida was arrested
for resisting arrest without
violence. Brammer gave law,
enforcement officers false.
information while in the-per-
formance of their legal duties,
Brammer was transported to
the Gulf countyy Jail to await
first appearance.
On March 03, at approx-
imately 3:24 am Albert- C.
Paul age 34 of Phenix City,
Alabama was arrested for
di vmg under the influence.
Paul was stopped, due to his
erratic driving. Upon officers
making contact 'with Paul
he advised he was lost. Paul
was staying on Panama City
Beach and made a wrong
turn bringing him to Port
St. Joe. Officers smelled
a strong odor of alcoholic
beverage and asked Paul to,
do several roadside assess-
ments. These assessments
indicated Paul was impaired
by alcoholic beverages and
he was placed under law-
ful arrest. Paul gave breath,
samples which 'indicated he
was well over the legal liinit
to be operating a motor vehi-
cle, in the State of Florida.
Paul was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On March 05, at approx-
imately 7:04 pm Mirtin A.
Dalafuente age 40 of Port
St, Joe, Florida was arrested
for, no valid driver license.
Dalafuente was stopped for'
a traffic infraction where he
was found to be driving with-
out a license. Dalafuente
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
On March 05, at approxi-
mately 6:42 pm Humerbto G.





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Gomez age 18 of Clearwater,
Florida was arrested for driv-
ing 'without a license. Gomez
was stopped for a traffic vio-
lation. Gomez has no license
and was transported to the
Gulf County Jail.
On March 05, Johnnie
L. Peterson age 51 of Port
St. Joe, Florida was arrested
on an active warrant for bat-
tery. Peterson was charged
.with battery on a person
over the age of 65. Peterson
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
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manner or amount: (c) In
or on any private proper-
ty, unless prior consent of
the owner, has been given
and unless such litter will
not cause a public nuisance
or be in violation or any
other state or local law, rule,
or regulation. The Port St.
Joe Police Department has
received numerous com-
plaints recently in reference
to persons discarding per-
sonal trash in dumpsters
located throughout the city.
These dumpsters are, being
, leased by property owners
and anyone who discards
trash into these dumpsters
without the consent of the
owner will be in violation
of state law and are sub-
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By Pat McCann
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Arlington Country Day
continued to terrorize state-
wide opponents, ending Port
"St. Joe's Cinderella run in
Class 2A with a 63-34 win in
the Final Four boys basket-
ball semifinals Thursday at
the Lakeland Center.
The Apaches, 26-3, who
have not lost to a Florida
school in 2/V2 seasons, will


meet North Palm Beach
Benjamin in Saturday morn-
ing in an attempt to defend
their 2A crown.. Port St. Joe,
which had won nine straight
games entering the tourria-
ment, finished 21-10.
"They're that good," Port
St. Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky
described the outcome. "We
didn't play our A game, I can
tell you that much, but you
have to give them credit."


Kurnitsky said the
Sharks' game plan was to.
hold the ball and pull ACD's
7-foot-2 senior center Jason
Bennett away from the bas-
ket. The strategy worked early
and the Sharks led late in
the first quarter until Florida
State signee Josue Soto made
a 3-poiriter at the buzzer to
put his team ahead 10-9.
"It worked for a while,
then we got out of our game


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plan and rushed a few shots,"
Kurnitsky said. "Whoever
(Bennett) was. guarding we
wanted to take it out and
hold it at halfcourt. The lon-
ger we held the ball, they
didn't have it.
"You kriow what? When
we got the big kid in foul
trouble ... they were so much
better without him. They had
a hard time matching up with
us with him in there."
Port St. Joe was over-
whelmed from the second
quarter on, despite 'Bennett
being limited by three first-
half fouls. The Apaches led
24-15 at halftime and settled
the outcome with an 18-4 run
to start the third quarter.
Arlington Country Day
coach Rex Morgan settled his
team into a zone defense for
the second half,- and Port St.
Joe was relegated to 3-point
attempts to catch up. The
Sharks shot only 26 percent
for the game, 3-20 on 3-point
tries.
Soto led all, scorers with
19 points and was supported
by 6-8 forward A.J. Stewart
with 16' and Devon Lamb
with 15. Bennett scored only
3 points, but led his team
with 8 rebounds.
For Port St. Joe, Rashard,
Rouse -was the only player in
double figures with 15 points.
Ash Larry, the Sharks' tallest
player at 6-1; had a game-
high 9 rebounds.
ACD held a 42-29
rebounding edge,, but its
dominance showed in shoot-
ing accuracy. The Apaches
were 28-52 from the field,


53.9 percent'. By contrast,
Port St. Joe was just'13-50.
Despite the lopsided.
defeat, Kurnitsky was able to
focus on positives, the Sharks
re-establishing themselves on
a statewide level after a four-
year drought in reaching the


Final Four.
"From the first day I took
the program over until now
we have come so far," he said.
"Just understanding what we
want in our system.

'(See SHARKS on Page 8A)


Justin.Henderson turned
in a solid start and Corbin
Vickery provided a key ,hit
'as Port St. Joe downed the
Gators 10-3 last Saturday in
District 1-2A baseball.
Henderson (1-1) went
six: inninq.. allowing three
,hits,. walking one and strik-
ing out three w'\hile alliJ''mng
three earned runs, which all
game in the sixth inning after
the game was safely in Shark
hands.
Port St., Joe scored two
first-inning runs with an
assist from the Gators' pitcher
Sean Bierman, who had early
control problems, uncorking
a wild pitch to allow Mica
Ashtraft to score with the
first run.
The Gators also made two


key errors behind Bierman to
allow the Sharks to jump to
the lead.
Port St. Joe broke the
game. open with a five-run
fourth inning, highlighted by
a three-run double off the bat
of Vickery who then scored
on a single biy Jordan Todd.
Vickery was 2. for 3 with
three RBI and Henderson
drove in two runs on a 1 for
3 day at the plate.
Todd had' an RBI sin-
gle in four at-bats and Matt
Gannon was 2 for 3.
The Sharks had a
game last Thursday against
Marianna rescheduled due to
the basketball team's trip to
the Class 2A state setnifi-
nals.
Port St. Joe hosts West


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Gadsden in a district game 7
p.m. on Thursday.


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Lady Sharks Remain Unbeaten on the Softball Field.


SPort St. Joe notched
another softball win last week
as the Lady Sharks prepare
'for a visit from Wewahitchka.,
The Lady Sharks (7-0)
rode the pitching of freshman
Kayla Minger and live bats up
and down the order to a 9-1
victory at Blountstown last
Tuesday.
A home game. against
Panama City Beach Arnold
which was scheduled for last
Thursday was postponed due
to the presence- of Port St.
Joe in the state Class 2A
boys basketball semifinals in
Lakeland.
The Lady Sharks next
home game is 6 p.m. ET on
Friday with the Lady Gators
of Wewahitchka visiting,
Minger started against
Blountstown and went the
distance, allowing just one
hit and striking out five while
raising her record to 5-0..
*Junior outfielder
Samantha Denton paced the
attack, going 2 for 4 with a


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double and three RBI.
Blountstown scratched
across an early unearned run
and carried a .1-0 lead into
the: top of the fifth inning. .
Heather Strange led of
the Shark at-bat with double
to left-center and Port St. Joe
exploded for eight runs in the
frame before adding another
run in the sixth to complete
the 9-1 rout.
Strange, Denton and


Miller all had two hits, with
Minger,, Victoria McCall,'
Anna McFarland and Heather
Brinkmeier each adding a
hit.' ,
Minger, Strahge,
McFarland, Brinkmeier and
Danielle Maxwell drove in one
run apiece.
The Lady Sharks played
at Carrabelle on Tuesday and
West Gadsden on Thursday
before hosting Wewahitchka.


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Port St. Joe 'High School


Vickery

N. Vi\c k er y ,
a sophomore
catcher, was
.2 for 3 indlud-
ing a ,three-
run double to
pace the Port St. Joe attack in
a 10-3 win over county and dis-
trict foe' Wewahitchka.


Samantha

Denton

Sam antha
D e n t on.


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Lady Gators Capture Classic


As last Saturday pro-
gressed, the tension at the
Lady Gator Softball Classic in
Wewahitchka was palpable.
Would the Lady Gators
Sallow a,run?
Marianna finally
answered in the fifth inning
-of the championship game,
but it was too late to stall
Wewahitchka's march to the
title in classic after sweeping










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-qIour -games and running a
Consecutive inning scoreless
streak to begin.the season to
<.a mind-boggling 78 innings.'
S.Junior Samantha Green
and freshman Samantha
Rich dominated from the
mound throughout .' the
day as Wewahitchka shut-
S"out Marianna, Sneads


..Sharks -

"There are always nay-,
u savers, but. our kids had a
S .i-great y-ear. They have taken
.step No. 1, and. this was a
-great learning experience for
: our -younger kids. Now' we
:need. to build on this step."
'?, ACD (63)
i. m Lamb 7-13 12- 15, Soto
-17-14 4-4 19, Swan 3-8 0-0 6,
Stewart 8-9 0-0 16, Simmons
0-1. 09.-0 0, Wright 2-3 0-0,
-4,u Harris 0-1 0-0 0, Bennett
1-3 .1-2 3.. Totals: 28-52, 6-
13.63. r
PSJ (34)
..'I,!Clemmons 0-0 0-0 0,
arrn'2-10 0-0 4, Quinn 0-1
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and Holmes County before
Marianna scratched across
four runs, two earned, in a
7-4 title game victory for the
Lady Gators.
Green and Rich were
spectacular, combining to
pitch 24 innings, allowing
just 10 hits while striking
out 34.
But that is the way it has
been thus far this season for


6-0 Wewahitchka.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Wewahitchka 1,
Marianna 0
Rich pitched a nine-
inning complete-game shut-
out and 'Leigh Ann 'Mayo
drove in the winning run in
the bottom of the ninth as
Wewahitchka prepped for the


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0-0 0, Rouse 5-14 2-2 15,
Welch 0-2 0-0 0, Sanders 1-4
0-0 2, Parker 3-7- 2-6'8, Lee
1-3 90-0 2; Bannon 0-0 1-2
1, Kelly 1-7 0-1 2, Martin 0-2
0-0 0. Totals: 13-50 5-11 34.
ACD 10 14 20 19 63
PSJ 9 6 11 8--34
3-point goals: ACD 1-6
'(Soto 1-4, Lamb 0-1, Swan
-0-1), PSJ 3-20 (Larry, 0-2
3, Rouse 3-9, Welch 0-2,
Sanders 0-3, Lee 0-2, Miller
0-1). Rebounds: ACD 42
(Bennett 8, Lamb 7, Stewart
7), PSJ 29 (Larry 9,.Parker 6).
Total fouls: ACD 10, PSJ 14.
Fouled out: none.


Classic with a victory.
Rich allowed only three
hits and one walk while fan-
ning 15 and was also 2 for
4 at the plate with a pair of
single.
Mayo was also 2 for 4 and
Megan Peak added a single as
the teams combined for just
eight hits in extra innings.
Saturday, March 4
Wewahitchka 7,
Marianna 0
The Lady Gators came out
swinging in a rematch with
the Lady Bulldogs, pounding
out and early lead and coast-
ing in the opening game of
the Lady Gator Classic.
Green pitched the first
3 1/3 innings allowing four
hits and striking out two.
Rich finished, allowing one
hit arid striking out seven in
3 2/3 innings.
Rich also had a three-run
double in four at-bats. Green
was 1 for 3 and Hannah Price
.2 for 4.
Summer Grice was 1 for
3, Samantha Wade had a
double, Tori Bowles had a
double and a single and Mayo
and Misty Robbins added
singles.
Wewahitchka 6,
Sneads 0
Green went the distance
in the five-inning contest
allowing one hit while strik-
ing out seven.
Rich had a two-RBI sin-
gle, Robbins drove in two
with a single,. Peak had a
double and Grice and Wade
singles to pace the Lady Gator
attack.
Wewahitchka 8,
SHolmes County 0
Still another shutout for
the Lady Gators, who pushed
their opponents' scoreless
streak to 74 innings to start
the season as Rich pitched all
five innings, striking out nine
and allowing just two hits.
Price had another big
game at the plate going 3
for 3 with -'a pair of doubles.
Green and Peak each added
a two-run single and Wade
drove in two with a double."
Mayo added a pair of
singles and Rich had an RBI
single.
Wewahitchka 7,
Marianna 4
Before the Lady Gators
finally allowed run in the fifth
they had already built a solid
lead en route to the champi-,
onship of their annual tour-
nament.
Rich pitched the first 3
2/3 innings allowing, no hits,
walking three and, striking
out seven.
Green finished, permit-.


ting two'hits and four runs,
two earned, while striking out
two.
Rich was 3-for 4 at the
plate with a double, and
Green was 2 for 4. Mayo and
Summer.Grice each had two-
run singles and Wade, Peak
and Price all added singles.
Wewahitchka hosted
West Gadsden on Tuesday
and will travel to Liberty..
County on Thursday before
visiting Port St. Joe on Friday.
at 6 p.m. ET.


Gator Wrestling Club
There will be a wrestling .club starting March 7 for anyone
ages 6-18. Sign-ups will be March 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the com-
mois at Wewa High School followed by practice from about
5-7. Bring a copy of your birth certificate and insurance.
There will by age and weight classifications. Practices will be
Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30-7:30. It will cost $40
to join the club ($30 is required for an USA card to enter the
tournaments, $20 for the program). All wrestlers will receive
a t-shirt. Any questions contact Coach Johnson at the high
school 639-2228.


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March 14 Tues. West Gadsden (District) A 3:30/6:00

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Gibson Provides a First for Port St. Joe Soccer


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Don't tell Elizabeth
Gibson.
While she might be swell-
ing with pride and free with
friends with comments about
an opportunity to continue
her soccer career at the next
level, the last thing the Port
St. Joe High School senior
would like is her picture and
story in the newspaper.
So keep this to yourself
- later this year Gibson will
head to Oxford College, a
two-year school within the
Emoty University (Ga.) cam-
pus, where she will have the
opportunity to continue her
academic and soccer pur-
suits.
She will become the first
player since the inception


three years ago of the Port
St. Joe soccer program, male
or female, to play at the next
level.
"She is pleased," said
mom, Mary Gibson, before
laughing about who would
be in the most trouble from
Elizabeth, mom or reporter.
"This is her dream. She want-
ed to go get the best edu-
cation at the most difficult
school where she could play
soccer.
"She is so happy to be
playing."
Oxford was at one time
one of two undergraduate lib-
eral arts colleges under the
umbrella of Emory University,
one of the toughest academic
institutions in the country,
said women's soccer coach
Edgar Flores.


Elizabeth will be at
Oxford for her freshman and
sophomore years before, pre-
sumably moving to the core
Emory class work.
At one time Oxford com-
peted on the junior varsity
level but in 2002 the school
decided to join the junior col-
lege world in athletics.
"We wanted to be part of
region and national action,"
Flores said. "We wanted to
compete for championships
and league titles.
"We are one of the most
competitive teams in Georgia"
playing Division III JUCO
soccer.
The school has played in
the regional tournament each
of the past three years, was
14-6 last season and reached
the regional final four where
it lost to the No. 1 team in
the region.
Oxford plays a maxi-
mum of 22 games and annu-
ally treks to locales such as


Brazil, Argentina and Spain
for pre-season training.
Flores has worked out
Gibson in both an individual
and team setting.
"I thought she had good
skills and was very deter-
mined," Flores said. "I was
impressed with her commit-
ment more than anything.
"She has a lot of poten-
tial. She needs to develop
physically which she can
here. She has all the essen-
tials, the skills and the deter-
mination."
Her arrival at Oxford will
provide additional affirmation
to the work of Drs. Elizabeth
and Tom Curry, who have
nurtured the fledgling high
school program from incep-
tion, and Gibson's involve-
ment with select traveling
team soccer.
"I think that's the key to
our ramping up our competi-
tiveness," Mary Gibson said.
"I'd like to see all our kids be


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The Wewahitchka Middle
School baseball team's record
remained unscathed last
Friday as the Gators downed
visiting Hosford 11-5.
Wewahitchka was 5-0
heading into Tuesday's trip
to R.F. Munroe.
Chris Peak started on
the mound and pitched two
no-hit innings, allowing an
unearned run and striking
out three.
Baylon Price struck out
the side in one inning of work
before giving way to Stephen
Griffin (three runsenrmitted)


and Rex Veasey (two 'runs)
before Cody Wade struck out
the final batter to preserve
the win.
Cody Wade went 3 for
4 and scored three times to
pace the offense, Chris Peak
was 2 for 4 and also scored
three runs.
Price reached base twice,
scoring both times, and Billy
Peak was 1 for 4 with an RBI
and two runs scored.
Brandon Mayhann was 1
for 4 and Stephen Griffin and
Veasev each scored a run.


Port St. Joe Middle
School Lady Sharks started
the season 6-0. In the past
two weeks, the Lady Sharks


visited Wewahitchka .and
hosted two games.
On February 27, PSJ
traveled to Wewa and came
away 2-0. In game one,
Megan Gannon and Tiara
Smith were 2-2 as the Sharks
Trampled the Gators 21-0.
Adrian Browning picked up.
the win with a three inning
pitch and three strike outs
and no hits. In game, two,
it was much the same for
the lady sharks winning 16-
3. Kristi Davis and Ashleigh
,.Lewis were both 2-4 with
Davis picking up the win on
the mound. Davis pitched five
innings, striking out seven
with only six hits given up
and one walk.
On- February 28, PSJ


involved in select teams."
The benefits for the high
school program just flower as
it grows, the latest bud a fast
and aggressive forward who
helped lead the team this
past season.
"The school has come to
appreciate the soccer pro-


hosted Apalachicola's Junior
Varsity and came away with
two wins. In game one, PSJ
won 10-2. Corey Burke was
2-2 and Adrian Browning
picked up the win on the
mound in five innings.. She
had two strike outs, one
walk and gave up two hits. In
game two, PSJ still had there
way with Chelsey Walker and,
Casie Tullis 2-2. KIisti Davis
had her second win with eight
strike outs, one walk, one hit
and a hit batsman.
On March 2, PSJ hosted
Vernon with two more vic-
tories. In game, one, PSJ
scored 21 runs and gave up
only two. Kristi Davis was
3-4 and Tiara Smith was 2-
4. Adrian Browning pitched


gram because a whole seg-
ment of the community which
wouldn't have played ,inotler
sport has been drawn into
a sport," Mary Gibs6ih said,
directing the credit 'to tihe
Currys.
Final note on this story
- don't tell Elizabeth C-ibs'on.


Football Banquet, Ring Ceremony .

The state Class 2A football champion Port St. Joe Sharks
will host their annual football banquet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 12 in the high school Commons., .- -
As part of the banquet, players and coaches will receive
their state championship rings.
Tickets are $10 per person and those interested in attend-
ing can contact Mary Jane Bailey at 229-7795' b-. Friday,
March 10.


her third game of the sea-
son. Browning pitched five
innings, giving up two hits,
two walks and one .atsman
while striking out two and
giving up two runs. -In game
two, the pitching got a little
better as PSJ only .scored
five runs but had a Cgrat
performance on the mn*d
with *Davis who picked'ilp
her third'win and pitched lker
first no hitter of the season.
Davis had no walks and hd
seven strike outs over a five
inning pitched. PSJ) will host
WewahitchkaTuesday March
7 and will travel to Marianna
on Thursday, March '9 and
to 'Grand Ridge on Friday,
March 10..


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County From Page 1A
The Florida Department tor, sitting in the back of the
of Environmental Protection room.
'informed the county by letter McLemore told Cook he
that FDEP would handle the deeply respected Cook, and
problem of illegal dumping of asked if Cook were staying
sludge in the county. as jail administrator, stating,
Currently, according to an "I hope, so, but we have to
FDEP letter, 31 companies are know."
illegally dumping within Gulf Cook refused to give a def-
County. inite answer, saying it depend-
S WORKSHOP ed on what happened, that the
JAIL WORKSHOP commissioners might change
Just six days prior, March i ig a
1, county commissioners held their minds again. d
a workshop which seemed Traylor, responding to
a workshop whichth blme Cook's statement, said, "There
aimed at pinning the blame are no guarantees in life. We'd
for the county jail woes -on are o guarantees in hanlife. We'd,
Gulf County Sheriff Dalton love to have you on hand,
Upchurchnty Sheriff Dalton but if you're looking .for guar-
pcThe tactic did not work. antees, there are none. But
SThe tactic did network. we have to have an answer
For 45 minutes the corn- tonight"
missioners pressed the issue Cook simply replied, "Well,
with Upchurch, who came pre- I can't do that "
pared with dates, times, notes Williamntspent several
and exact dollar amounts per- Williams spent several
training to prior discussions on minutes stating in variou so,"
the jail.ways that he "told you so,
Upchurch told commis- finally saying, "I cautioned
nerspointedly, multiple y'all, and now we have a struc-
sioners that they had been tural and operational problem,
warned by he and others that and we may have to go into
the jail was in serious trou- our reserves to finish out the
bid. year.
Early in the meeting "I cautioned the board
Jphurch addressed the comeet against this, but nobody lis-
SUpchurch addressed ld tened We should have transi-
nissioners, saying," I told tioned this. The sheriff prob-
you last year we used law ably would have worked with
enforcement dollars to balance us."
your budget. I don't have an Williams continued, say
answer for your situation. We ing W jilas c oned
scrape, we scrounge., and the jail was a money pit
After several minutes of and an operational drain. He
questions, rebuttals and blunt saibod he had to support .the
statements between Upchurch board, but,mb we need to run
and commissioners, McLemore the numbers.
addressed some comments cThis opened awovery heated
to Otto Cook, jail administra- exchange of words between


City- From Pae 1A


usable and available.
*- The additional acreage
Shas been a part of ongoing
SlQng-term discussions between
the city and St. Joe concern-
ing land swaps and address-
ing city needs, including spray
fields as growth, particularly
Wind Mark Beach, arrives.
Desiring to thoroughly
Shash through the proposal -
which would include more than
$250.000 in lees to Preble Rish
and take the project through to
completed construction in the
wastewater treatment plant
;- brought by Jones,' commis-
Sioners tabled it until a 4 p.m.
Monday workshop.
In other business before i
the Commission on Tuesday:
'* Gail Alsobrook ,was
int -oduced as the new execul-
Live director of the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency.
*Q;. '"We are thrilled," said
<. Trish Warriner, chairwoman of
.the DRA board. "I've been anx-
iously awaiting this day and to
get moving on some things."
.-Alsobrook. who grew up
"&Mt lived in California until


moving to Port St. Joe more
than two years ago, had grand-
parents, who lived in. the city
for years and visited Port St.
Joe each summer .
"I have a heart for this
area," Alsobrook said. "I'm
delighted to, be involved with
the DRA."
With a background in
planning and .business con-
sulting, Alsobrook, who is
involved in a number of civic
initiatives including Habitat
for Humanity. said she was
seeking to help nurture an
inclusive and fiscally respon-
sible organization.
"I'm a firm believer in bud-
gets and fiscal responsibility,"
Alsobrook told commissioners.
"I'm a proponent of diversity,,
I'm a proponent of highest and
best use. I'm a proponent, of
consensus-building."
Her first significant task
was brought to her Tuesday
by Amy Rogers, who urged the
DRA or the city to conduct a
workshop to educate residents
of North Port St. Joe on the


McLemore and Williams about
money and the jail budget.
Upchurch tried to inject
a measure of calm among the
commissioners, explaining to
them that the budget projec-
tions he had given them for
the jail were an estimate.
"I'm trying to show you
where you're headed, not
where you're at now," said
Upchurch.
Williams then asked if
anyone currently on the jail
staff could replace Cook as
jail administrator. Upchurch
replied, "No."
Several minutes later,
McLemore asked about trans-
port vehicles. Upchurch
replied that the corrections
budget never purchased
transport vehicles, indicating
the sheriffs department had
always lent its vehicles to the
jail.
But Upchurch told the
commissioners he wasn't going
to leave them stranded, that
he would help in every way.
Then Don Butler, Gulf
County administrator, asked
Upchurch if the jail's budget
included workman's compen-
sation. Upchurch said, no,
that the county had under-
funded workman's comp for
the jail.
A very heated discussion
followed, with commissioners
expressing amazement, con-
cern, puzzlement, and out-'
rage.- -
Butler intimated to
Upchurch that he would have
to reimburse the county for
the unpaid amount.
Upchurch replied emphat-
ically. that, "in no way would
any of the money come from
his law enforcement budget."


Community Revitalization Area
concept.
The DRA had appointed a
committee to examine whether
the downtown CRA bound-
aries should be expanded to
include North Port St. Joe
or whether that community,
should create its own CRA,,
After two workshops, the com-
mittee brought, its findings to
the DRA on Monday, at which
time the DRA board voted 5-1
to expand the existing CRA
boundaries to include North
Port St. Joe.
Rogers contended that
there remained unanswered
questions for some residents
and.asked for additional work-
shops for "education."
Alsobrook and Warriner
indicated that .the DRA would
be more than willing to con-
duct additional workshops to
,,explain, the CRA concept and
address concerns.
*. Commissioners are likely
to 'have a new garbage ordi-
nance and code enforcement
ordinance in front of them for
consideration for advertise-
ment at ,the Commission's
next meeting, attorney Russ
Scholz indicated in response to
a question from the audience. ,
Scholz also indicated


They finally moved on to
the topic of space in the jail-
house, learning that there was
currently not enough space
for personnel, or secure record
storage.
Williams asked what
would happen if the commis-
sioners used reserve funds to
pay general costs at the jail,
and the county got hit by
major storms this summer.
Traylor told Upchurch, "If,
after the true figures come
out, and it takes four or five
million dollars to fix every-
thing, we'll be looking at you,
sheriff, because something's
wrong."
Upchurch immediately
replied, "I'll tell you what's
wrong. It's 20 years of not fix-
ing things.
"Why is the [jail] budget
suddenly a problem now, if
it wasn't a problem before?
In February of 2005 I gave
a presentation and told you,
and told you, that you weren't
funding your jail right.
"You're patching junk. I
can't take you by the hand
and lead you down there.
"I've told you I've. been
having to take law enforcement
budget to fix and run this jail.
I've been doing without every-
thing I need. I'm short on
investigators, everything, just
to bail out your jail.
I've been telling you for a
year, you've got staph infec-
tions here, raw sewage comes
through the floor, I've begged
and pleaded.
"By not spending money,
y'all are doing your job, that's
to save the residents of the
county money. There's noth-
ing wrong with doing your job,
which is not spending money,


that the terms of a bequest
from a late long-time resident
intended for the "Port St. Joe
Municipal Hospital" could,
since that hospital (Gulf Pines)
no -longer exists, be used to
purchase a riew X-ray machine
for the Health Department
facility on Garrison Avenue.
Scholz said he'd already
had discussions with Health
Department executive director
Doug Kent and determined the
X-ray machine would fill a sig-
nificantt need and adhere to.the
terms of the bequest.


but guys, you're stuck.
"It is not my job to main-
tain your facility. It's my job
to administer your facility. I
told you that last February,"
Upchurch concluded.
More talk ensued between
McLemore and Upchurch, over
why Upchurch did not handle
any of the jail maintenance.
Upchurch replied that maybe
the county should have bud-
geted, some money for main-
tenance.


After some heated words
from McLemore, Upchurch
stated, "I'm not going to stand
up here and get bashed over
this."
Then Commissioner Jerry
Barnes addressed Cook, say-
ing, "We need you. We'll work
with you any way we can.
There will be no change in
your salary or anything."
Cook didn't reply.


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Student delegations
from Washington High and
Port St. Joe High Schools
met to discuss potential
problems, draft a new student
constitution and ensure
equal opportunities for all
students.
The talks were
meaningful and constructive,
but not all problems could
be easily settled by reasoned
discourse.
For some in the black
community, integration had
been an unwelcome intrusion
in their lives.
When Washington High
School closed in 1970, they
were forced to abandon the
comfort of a familiar learning
environment.
Billy Quinn, Jr., who had
been dissuaded by his parents
from enrolling in Port St. Joe
High School under Freedom
of Choice, had hoped to finish
his high school career at
,Washington, but the school's
closure in 1970 forced his
hands.
"I felt like you were told
that you were going to have to
go somewhere and you had
very little impact on what you
were going to do," he said. ,


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Quinn believes the feeling
was largely shared by both
races.
"The south side didn't
want [integration] and north
Port St. Joe didn't want it.
They wanted Washington to
stay like it was," he said.
Students who grew up in
Port St. Joe were keenly aware
of the geographic boundaries
that separated whites from
blacks.
While whites settled in
south Port St. Joe, blacks
made their homes in the north,
and interaction between the
two races was limited.
"It was a hostile
community really. You were
particular about where you
went and who you were with,"
remembered Quinn.
The Ku Klux Klan's
presence in the city in the
late 1960s and early 1970s
reinforced the division. Cross
burnings in North Port St.
Joe served as frightening
reminders of racial hatred.
The divided nature of the
community conflicted with
integration's vision of racial
equality.
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to flair almost immediately.
"It was an explosion of
division," said Quinn. "There
was a difference in attitudes
and cultures, that came
together and it didn't take
much."
'All Hell Broke Loose'
The fights started in the
hallways and lunchrooms.
In any areas where


students congregated for
long periods of time, violence
lurked just around the
corner.
Chairs, tables, rocks,
bricks and bottles were
employed as weapons, and
students were routinely
carried to the hospital for
stitches.
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What Happened to the Tiger Shark?

Durinci the fir-.t year of Port St. Joe High School integration, a delegation composed of Washington High and Port
St. Joe Hiqgh students reached a compromise on a new n-ascot and school colors that reflected the influence of both

School colors at Washington High School had been maroon and gold
and Port St. Joe High colors were once purple and ,vhite.
The comrnpromise: Port St. Joe High took the gold from
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To Port St. Joe's Shark mascot, the -delegation
added Washington High's Tiger, and adopted the Tiger
Shtark as the nev.w mascot.
Today, the Port St. Joe High School moscot is
: commonly called the Shark, though the Tiger Shark
1 name is still sometimes associated uvith the basketball
noea mti.
In recent years. School Board member Billy Quinn,. Jr. has
been approached by' many people ,,ho have inquired, "What
happened to the Tiger Shark?"
Records from the school's integration period have all been destroyed with the exception of bound volumes of
board minutes, v'hich do not contain the suggestions of the student delegation.
Port St. Joe Hlah School Principal Duane 1 cForland noted that the school mascot is "still the Tiger Shark," though
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This depiction of racial harmony appeared in Port St. Joe High School's 1972 Monument yearbook.
That same year, racially-motivated riots forced the School Board to close the school and adopt a modi-
fied schedule to allow students to finish the year without incident.


- to' have a pleasant lunch
and all hell broke loose,"
remembered Minnie Likely,
a former Port St. Joe High
School exceptional education
teacher.
When riots began,
teachers were instructed to
lock, their classroom doors
and. bar students from
entering and exiting.
The sounding of a fire
whistle on Long Avenue
alerted parents in south
Port St. Joe to pick up their
children when fights broke
out.
"You'd think the paper
mill was out at the school,'"
said Likely, recalling the
arrival of the mill workers en
masse at the school.
The School Board
enlisted police help almost
immediately and later
employed security guards to
patrol the hallways.
In response to a fight that
left one student with a large
gash on his head, the School
Board conducted a strategy
Session in November of 1970.
with Gulf County Sheriff Byrd
, Parker and Port St. Joe Police
Chief H.W. Griffin.
D Parker designated 'Chief
Deputy H. T. Dean to act
on his, behalf as the final
authority in controlling the
rioting.
\ Dean warned the gathered
parents that innocent
studentmight be hurt in
Sthe pr,:ce. of quelling the
uprisings.
"That is the way \ it is
Sin a fighting crowd," said
Dean-. "We -,on't have time
to determine who is innocent
or guilty on .the spot, but
:wie will stop, by any means
necessary, any disturbance
that breaks out."
Students were not
Alone in experiencing racial
hostility.
Former: ESE teacher
SMaxine Gant was accused
of corrupting the minds of
; youth for displaying a copy
of. Ebony magazine that
featured renderings of ancient.
SEgyptans. /
A / substitute teacher
spotted the magazine in
Gant's classroom and brought
it before the school board.
Gant said she
Incorporated the, magazine
. in her curriculum "so the
students. could see what
other, things were happening
in the world, other than the
mundane."
Gant acknowledged that,
to an "unlearned person," the
pictures may have looked like
pornography.
S "It was art," said Gant,
Vwho noted that she was .not
punished for the incident.
S '"I wasn't called in
question about it, it was so
ridictilous."
Making Up for Lost Time
As the School Board
struggled to control the
i, violence. Superintendent R.
Marion ,Craig, addressed 'its
probable causes at a January
9', 1971 Kiwanis Club
meeting.
Craig' linked fighting
outbreaks to black students'
frustrations in attempting to
make up seven webks of lost
' ,Work while also keeping up
With their regular studies.


Black students who
participated in the boycott
had been allowed to make
up the' time during extended
school hours, a School Board
decision that prompted some
criticism from the Port St. Joe
faculty.
"Some teachers were
very adamant that they
weren't going to give the
black children a chance [to
make up the time]," recalled
Likely, who was surprised by
the tenor of the early faculty
meetings.
Though the dissenting
teachers were overruled, the
after-hours classes had a
negative effect on student
morale.
Craig called the students'
balancing act "an almost
impossible task."
The school compounded
the students' : troubles
by barring them
from participating in
extracurricular activities until
they made up for. the seven-
week absence.
Quinn, one 'of many


Former Port St. Joe, High
School ESE teacher Maxine Gant


former Washington students
who joined the football team,
found himself benched for
most of the season.
"It was extremely tough
having to sit out, not play
and try to catch up with work
and be part of a team that
you didn't participate in any

games until January," said
Quinn, who felt unjustly
punished for his participation
in the boycott.
"We didn't think it was
fair. We felt like it was not our
fault," he said.
In the absence of a
remedy,. Craig attempted a
policy change. -
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Craig described his "get
tough" policy to the Kiwanis
Club.
"The only course left is
to put those students who
cause trouble out of school
for the remainder of the
school year," said Craig. "We
hate to do this, but we must
think of the many students in
school ,vho are trying to get
an education."
Evaluating Self-Concepts
In an effort to understand
the causal effects of the
school's racial disturbances,
a Florida A&M University
student conducted a study
of the self-concepts of black
and white students in grades
10-12 during the first year of
complete integration.
The study proceeded
from the hypothesis that a
negative self-concept affects a
student's appearance, school
behavior and academic
achievement.
Believing that black
students felt more
academically inferior than
their white counterparts, the
researcher proposed that
they were more likely to rebel
against school rules and
cause "school unrest."
To test this hypothesis,
the researcher distributed
a "Self-Evaluation of Self-
Concepts" questionnaire to 54
,students selected randomly
and proportionately by race.,
Questionnaire items
asked students to compare
themselves academically to
students of the opposite race,
assess whether or not all
students were treated equally
by school personnel, and
reflect on .the relationship
between self-concepts and
behavior.
From the 54, 10 students
were chosen to participate
in daily counseling sessions
where they were encouraged
to discuss common problems,
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Though the results
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race, may or may not affect
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the study offered useful
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should be treated equally.
Based on these and
other findings, the researcher
concluded that there
existed "great possibilities"
for improving school
relationships.
Getting Tougher'
With only limited
attention given to the cause
of student violence, racial


Former Port St. Joe High
School ESE teacher Minnie
Likely
conflicts continued years
after Port St. Joe High School
integrated.
On May 16, 1972, the
School Board adopted a
modified schedule for the
remainder of the school year.
Each grade attended the
school for two consecutive

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days, with students in other
grades staying home.
To ensure the safety of
those at school, all entrances
except for the front entrance
were sealed, and only those
students scheduled to attend
classes were allowed on
school grounds. Policemen
were also on site.


The last'serious incident
during the integration period
occurred the following April.
Mass rioting on April 5,
1973 resulted in the arrest
of seven students and one
parent and the suspension of
the entire student body.
Over the course of three
years, several students of


"The people that are parents now who
came after integration, they don't
have to go through what we went
through. They're eating the meal, but
they didn't have to prepare it."

- Deborah Crosby, Gulf County Schools ESE co-
ordinator and Port St. Joe High School graduate


both races had been arrested
for their participation in
school riots.
The NAACP gave legal
counsel to black students who
claimed to have been unjustly
targeted by the school system,
and teachers were frequently
asked to testify in court.
After the April 5 incident,
Superintendent David Bidwell
and Port St. Joe High School
principal Kenneth Herring,
who replaced Wuthridge
in 1972, enlisted parental
support in ensuring that
students abided by the
school's new behavior policy.
The administration
emphasized nine rules of
conduct, which prohibited
fighting, obscene language
and the defacement of public
or private property.
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to school any weapons,
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respectful of teachers and
other school employees.
Those who violated the
rules were promptly expelled.
All suspended students
were required to re-register
and sign a statement which
read: "I agree that my primary
conce-n in attending school
is for the purpose of obtaining
a constructive and useful
education. In exchange for
this opportunity, I therefore
agree to abide by all the
school rules."
Parents signed statements
pledging that they would
cooperate in the new behavior
policy's enforcement.'
While some members of
the community applauded
the school system's active
stance, others expressed their
resentment.
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RACIAL DISTURBANCE CLASS SCHEDULES
The Board discussed the racial disturbances that caused
port St Joe High School to be closed May 16, 1972 -
The following procedures were developed to open the school
and operate it in a safe manner:
The Port St Joe High School will be opened with a modified
schedule to complete the 1971-72 school year. The following precautionary
measures will be in effect to insure that the school will function in
a safe manner: the building mill be secure except for the front entrance,
all students, faculty and other school personnel must enter at this eoint.
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modified schedule intended to protect them from racial violence.


residents met with the School
Board on April 9 and called
for the resignation of Herring
and Bidwell for forcing the
agreement on them.
When the administration
tightened the conduct rules
in 1973, fighting became less
and less frequent.
After years of turmoil,
Port St. Joe High School
experienced the first period
of calm since its founding in
1970.
Bearing Witness
A student during Port St.
Joe's tumultuous integration
years, Quinn now serves
on the Gulf County School
Board.
In the 36 years since
the city's schools integrated,,
Quinn believes the community'
has "made some tremendous
strides," in its race relations,
but acknowledges that the
journey is not yet complete.
. Quinn's primary focus is
making black youths aware of
the opportunities that did not
exist when he was a student.
"I tell these kids, 'You
have it made,'" said Quinn. '"It
didn't just happen. It started


from a point and this is where
you are now."
Deborah Crosby,
the school district's ESE
coordinator and a student
at Port St. Joe High School
during the Freedom of Choice
years, believes too many of
the city's black residents
take their opportunities for
granted.
During the integration
period, she experienced
the unity of a tightly-knit
black community that stood
together during difficult
times.
In recent years, Crosby
has seen the community
divided, its churches led by
out-of-town preachers and
its people unaware of their
history.
She worries about the
next generation.
"It's a different breed,".
said Crosby. "The people that
are parents now who came
after integration, they don't
have to .go through what we
went through.
"They're eating the meal,
but they didn't have to
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Learning From Mistakes
Since 2000, and
especially since the
hurricane season of 2004,
numerous organizations have
constructed model homes
that are built as examples of
disaster survival buildings.
One such model is the
Disaster Survival House,
formerly the State Farm Good
Neighbor House. It is a 3,300
square foot, three-bedroom
residential home in Deerfield
Beach, Florida, built to
withstand major hurricane
force winds.
Many of its rooms have
ceiling and wall cutaways
which show fortified
construction and safety
features meant to minimize


property loss.
-The house is owned by
the City of Deerfield Beach in
partnership with the National
Safety. Council, Florida
Atlantic University, Florida
International University,
the International Hurricane
Research Center, and the
American Red Cross.
State Farm's goal was to
design and build a house that
would withstand a Category
5 hurricane wind speed (156
mph), using conventional
construction materials and
techniques readily available
to the average homeowner.
The Disaster Survival
House, like any structure, is
only as strong as its weakest
point. In. this home, the
weakest, point is the garage
door. The garage door,
and hence the house, can.
theoretically withstand wind
speeds of 137 mph, a mid-
ra2nge Category 4 hurricane.
\Although the house
has \been remodeled and
transformed into a learning
center for\disaster education,
it is still open.to the public for
free tours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Fridays.
For more information on the
Disaster Survival House,
or to schedule a tour, call
954/429-0830.
University of Florida
researchers have also
created a project centered
around hurricane-resistant/
buildings.
UF's Institute of Food.
and Agriculture Sciences
researchers followed
Hurricane Dennis's impact on
their "hurricane house" near
Pensacola, built to withstand
winds exceeding 140 mph.
The 3,000 square foot
h6use, officially known .as
the Escambia Windstorm


Damage Mitigation, Training
and Demonstration Center,
was all but undamaged by
Dennis. The house shows how
existing homes can be made
more hurricane-resistant.
Its features include impact-
resistant doors, a steel safe


room, and a garage door that
will withstand winds of more
than 150 mph.
The house is one of
three facilities located at
the University of Florida/
Institute of Food and
Agriculture Sciences offices
around the state. Other
hurricane houses are in Fort


Pierce, St. Augustine, and at
the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale
Research and Education
Center.
The Florida Department
of Financial Services provided
2.3 million dollars for the
houses, and UF's Shimberg
Center for Affordable Housing
in the College of Design,
Construction and Planning
supervised their design and
construction.

"Fortified..." For Life
The insurance industry-
funded -Institute for Business
and Home Safety (IBHS),
based in Tampa, Florida,
began in October, 2000,
offering a seal of approval for
homes built to standards that
exceed local building codes.
The IBHS "Fortified...for
safer living" program started
with three homes in west
central Florida. Now the
program has expanded into.
six states, with more than
30 homes. The program
specifies design, construction
and landscaping guidelines
that increase a new home's
resistance to natural disasters
from the ground up, including
hurricanes.
The "Fortified..."


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techniques
a n d
construction
materials
raiseahome's
o vera ll
disaster
resistance
above the
minimum
requirements
of local
building
codes. Extra
attention is
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including doors and windows,
roof construction, the
foundation, and landscaping.
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priced home.
An independent
inspector, trained by
IBHS, verifies that A
"Fortified..." features
have been built into
the home. The "Fortified..."
designation is registered with
IBHS and remains with the
structure indefinitely, unless
major modifications are
made.
Some states even offer
a discount to policyholders
whose homes are built to the
"Fortified..." standards.


Another example of a
hurricane-resistant home
comes to viewers from
television builder Bob Vila.
The Federal Alliance for
Safe Homes (FLASH) and
Bob Vila, joined forces in
Punt Gorda, Florida,. with
FEMA and engineers from the
University of Florida to build
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The home was selected
by FLASH as an educational
tool to tell viewers the story
of the home's destruction
and the improvements that
could have saved it.
The project, which
became part of Vila's disaster
resistance construction
programming, covered 14
shows which aired Sept. 12
through Dec. 18, 2005.
Some show information
on the 14 programs can still
be found at Vila's website,
www.BobVila. com.

Let It Blow, Let It Blow,
Let It Blow
In hurricanes, the
greatest danger to people
and property is flying debris,
according to researchers
at Texas Tech University.
Carried at hurricane velocity,
a 2 x 4 piece of lumber
becomes a missile that can
slice through walls.
Researchers at the Wind
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at TTU point to evidence that
concrete walls are strong
enough to withstand flying
debris from hurricanes and
tornadoes. According to
their findings, homes made
of concrete are much more/
storm-resistant than houses
constructed of wood and
steel.
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hurricane-like conditions in
the. laboratory, researchers
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pound 2 x 4 lumber "missiles"
at up to 100 mph, simulating
debris carried in a 250 mph
wind. These conditions
cover all but the most severe
tornadoes.
Hurricane wind speeds
are less than the speeds'
modeled in the TTU project.


Missile tests designed to
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hurricanes use a 9-pound
missile traveling about 34
mph.
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4 foot sections of concrete
block, several types of
insulating concrete forms,
steel studs, and wood studs
to rate performance in high
winds. The sections were
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fiberglass batt insulation,
plywood sheathing, and
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siding, clay brick, or stucco.
All the concrete wall
systems survived the tests
with no structural darhage.
Lightweight steel and wood
stud walls, however, offered
little or no resistance to the
"missile."
Reinforced concrete
homes have proven their
wind-resistance in the
field during tornadoes and
hurricanes, according to TTU
information.
"The results of the tests
were not surprising, but they
were dramatic," said Donn
Thompson, the residential
technology program manager
/ at TTU. "Concrete walls meet
both the criteria needed to"
protect occupants in a severe
storm: structural integrity
and missile shielding
ability."

What Price Protection?
Homeowners often omit
protective structural designs
because of costs. But among
the questions answered in
all the hurricane-resistant
housing models was just
how expensive is this type of
protective building.
The State Farm Disaster


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survival House incorporated
a set list of wind-resistant
elements into the house
design, including: one-
story design, hip roof,
5/12 roof slope, limited
overhang dimensions, no
, roof projections, two single-
car garage doors instead of
one double door, windows
and doors located away from
house corners.
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of Madsen Kneppers &
Associates, an engineering
firm, conducted a cost study
of the house only, using
pricing and bids from local
contractors and suppliers.
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2005 Miss Gulf County Valentine Pageant


The 34th Annual Miss
Gulf County Valentine
Pageant, held at the
Wewahitchka Elementary
School, February 11, was an
unequivocal success by any
measure.
Record crowds filled the
auditorium to watch 59 con-
testants compete for crowns
in five divisions, and to enjoy
the musical interludes of
jazz saxophonist, Hurricane
Donnie.
Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Association, the
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thousands of dollars to help
fund programs for the coun-
ty's elderly, as the commu-
nity enjoyed showing off their
beautiful daughters.
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hostess for the event, and
thanked the hundreds of
family members and friends
attending in support of their
favorite beauty. The Emcee


of the evening, well-known
attorney and Board Member,
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girl in individual presentation


iss Valentine. Photo by Jerry Mithell.
.skills and preparing them
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MLS 109422 6650 Cedar Street W hite City.....................................................................$140,000.00
MLS 109317 -3119 Hwy 98 Port St Joe .................................................................... $2.000,000.00
MLS 109318 3137 Hwy 98 Port St Joe .................................................................... $2.250.000.00 .
TMLS I17844 -- 3 bedroom 2 bhlh brick home in
MLS 109260 593 Palmetto Ovestreet............................................................................ $89,000.00 Gulf Aire. This communi, h, b rs trcliome and
MLS 109259- 336 Ward St. St Joe Beach..................................................................5...... 275.000.00 Coenant.\r. nice neighborhood. This could
be a 4 bedroom or haie a large den. ,An ideal
MLS 108523 136 Sweet Gum Circle Port St Joe ............................................................. $74.500.00 home for a )oune ramilh. 4-175.0110.00
MLS 108524- 239 Live Oak Drive Port St Joe ................................................................. $74.500.00
MLS 108521 -188 Sweet Gum Circle Port St Joe ............................................................ $74.500.00
MLS 108425 249 Bryants Landinding Wewa ................................................................ $739,000.00 _
MLS 108264- 274 Harley Davidson Dr Oveistreet ..........................................................$... 259,900.00
MLS 107457 6861 Alabama Street. St Joe Beach .........................................................$... 350.000.00
MLS 107457 58 Oak Ave. Mexico Beach........................................................................ 449.900.00
MLS 106883 -1752 Cobia Street Highland View................................................................ $289.000.00 -
MLS 106882 221 Angel Fish Highland View........ .-.........................................................$375.000.Ob N E L 1 r --OuLtanding reenll red corated.
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MLS 106347-181 Sunray Court Port S Joe ........... ..................................................... $658.00 .1- 0 ; "manL amenitia to nm" .but ou" I .edi
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they took over the pageant.
Of course, they were all too
cute to be judged, so each
showed their future promise,
and received a participation
trophy. We're certain to see
them on the stage in years
to come.
In the Pre-K to 1st grade
group, Hayleigh McMillian
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Sweetheart and Georgia
Mauldin was the first runner-
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Second and third grade
contestants saw Mallory
Peak selected as Little Miss
Valentine. Jessica Duncan
was first runner-up.
This year's Miss Valentine
Sweetheart was Janie Pippen
in the fourth through sixth
grade division, with Kristen
Stalnaker coming in as first
runner-up.
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grade saw amber McLemore


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crowned as Miss Teen Queen,
and Michelle Holly make first
runner-up.
The last event of the eve-
ning is the 10th. Through
12th. Grade competition.
The winner of the Miss Gulf
County Valentine Queen was
Kayla Siprell and the first
runner-up is Tori Bowles.
Petals 'N Things Gift Shop
in Wewahitchka donated the
tiaras, flowers, and title sash-
es received by each of the
winners. Photography was
provided by Micah Peak off
Peak's Unlimited and Jerry
Mitchell. Entertainment
was provided by Hurricane
Donnie.
So much goes into mak-
ing this annual event a suc-
cess that it is impossible to
thank everyone for all they
do. But the ultimate benefi-
ciaries are the senior citizens
of Gulf County who are grate-
ful to the community, includ-
ing the contestants, their
families and friends, volun-
teers and especially to the
local businesses who helped
sponsor the event with their
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Photo by Jerry Mithell.


Mexico Beach AARP Annual

Corn Beef and Cabbage
Mexico Beach A.A.R.P. Chapter 4325 will hold its annual
Corn Beef and Cabbage luncheon on Friday, March 17 at
noon CST. The luncheon will be held at the Fellowship Hall
of the United Methodist Church. In order to determine the
number of attending please call either Pat Bass at 648-3077
or Faye Thompson at 648-5337, by March 13. The chapter
will provide the corn beef and those attending are to bring a
dish that will compliment the entree.


Welcome Dominic
The Demarcos would like
to announce the arrival of
Dominic Michael Demarco
IV. The proud parents are
Dominic and April Demarco.
He joined the family on Feb.
17 and lives in New Jersey.
Dominic weighed 7.5 lbs. And
was 20.5 inches, long. The
proud grandparents are Patty
Cloud and Mimie of Port St.
Joe. Proud aunts are Aunt
Autumn and Aunt Ashley.


Miss Teen Queen. Photo by
Jerry Mithell.


April Dawn Cloud and
Dominic Michael Demarco III


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Cloud Wed
We want to proudly
announce the wedding of
Dominic Michael Demarco III
to April Dawn Cloud. They
were married in Marlton NJ
on February 13 with -her
mother and grandmother.
We love yall, your family in
Port St. Joe.


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Miss Gulf Co. Valentine
Queen. Photo by Jerry Mithell.


Trying to put Down Roots
Currently for adoption at the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society are (Dandy) lion & Petunia-are Peek-a-Poo pups
(Pictured). Meg, Black/white pup about 5 months. Patches
'& 'Buster, Amos & Andy, seven-month-old kitties;. Mandy,
beautiful Calico cat 7-8 months old. Jasper, 5 month old bulldog
pup. Homer, Blk/wht medium about 1 year. Zoie, Female,
wonderful disposition Always kittens! Come see. Please don't
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PSJES Peacebuilders of the Week

Pre-k- Christopher Knapp, K- Devlyn Wallace, 1st Steven
Kerigan, 2nd- Gabby Pittman, 3rd- Victoria Nieto, 4th- Nicholas
Lewis, 5th- Sha'Niqua Walker and MacKenzie Wood


PSJHS AB


Honor Roll


Continued
The following names were
left off the AB Honor Roll:

9h Grade A/B Honor Roll
Tayler Cordova
Courtney Hermsdorfer
Kathleen Kerigan
Kayla Minger
Chaz North
Kristen Posey
Heather Strange
Brandon Strickland

10th Grade A/B Honor Roll
Mason Adkisonr
Sam Baird
Jessica.Buccieri
Katie Burdeshaw
Francie Burgess
Travis Dailey
Justin Downum
Sam Ellmer
Rocio Espinosa
Kiara Fenn
Philipp Fuze
Jimmy Gibson
Olivia Lamberson
'Rene Lewis
Amanda Lucas


Jared Lucas
Jeremy Mills
Antonio Peterson
Elijah Quaranta
Trevor Seay
Alesha Smiley
Corbin Vickery
Morgan Wood
Joshua Zuber

11th Grade A/B Honor Roll
Jera Ashabranner
Mica Ashcraft
Jeremy Baxley
Jennifer Bland
Courtney Craft
Warren Floyd
Madison Parker

12th Grade A/B Honor Roll
Eunece Bryant
Alison Kennedy
Elizabeth Kilbourn
Victoria McCall
Jessica Mock
Emily Register
Bechy Schell


Summer VPK


Round-Up

The Early Learning
Coalition of Northwest
Florida, Inc., Early Education
and Care, Inc., and Gulf
County Schools will be host-
ing a Summer Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten (VPK) Round-Up
on Tuesday, March 14, at Port
St. Joe Elementary School
from 8:00 a.m. ET to 11:00
a.m. and at Wewahitchka
Elementary School from 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT
If your child turned
4-years-old on or before
September 1, and has not
attended a Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten (VPK) Program
during the school year, they
may be eligible to attend
the summer program. EEC
staff will be available to issue
Certificates of Eligibility for
eligible children during the
Round--Up. Parents must
bring proof of child's age (i.e.
copy of birth certificate) and
proof of residence (i.e. utility
bill), and immunization/shot
records with them.
For more information, contact:
ELC of Northwest Florida, Inc.
(850) 541-2236
Early Education and Care, Inc.
(800) 768-8316, ext. 2239
Gulf County School Pre-K
(850) 229-6940


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News Column

- Faith Christian School


With the Spaghetti Dinner
and Auction behind us, we
always feel it's time to relax.
However, we cannot overlook
giving out "kudos" and saying
"thank you" to all those who
chipped in.
To Kathie Sarmiento we
say thanks for the months of
preparation for this event. To
Ju'stin Kiefer from Channel
13, thank you for making the
time. We hope you had as
much fun as we had. A thank
you also goes to the city for
the use of the Centennial
Building. And to all of those
who prepared and cooked
the food, set-up and/or tore-
down, counted the chairs,
items, and money basically,
this was done by our faculty,
staff, their children and some
parents THANK YOU.
We cannot forget saying
thank you to all of those who
contributed gifts and items
for the auction. Once again,
our business 'community
has made this event a


tremendous success. To the
local merchants, realtors,
shop owners, big businesses,
service providers, parents
- and all of our contributors
- THANK YOU so very much.
Not only for all you do each
and every year for Faith
Christian School, but for your
interest and services provided
to 'the citizens and visitors
of our area each 'and every
day!!!
The third nine weeks
ends Monday, March 13.
However, report cards will not
be going home until Tuesday,
March 28 (after we return
from Spring Break).
The week before we all get
"needed" time off for Spring
Break (March 20-24), we will
celebrate Spirit Week. Each
day will have a theme and
the week will culminate with
Field Day on Friday the 17th.
Mrs. Sheila Parker is working
on the plans for that glorious
day of creative recreation!!


NJROTC News

By: Cadet Molly Matty

Attention! With only 10
weeks left in school, our unit
is racing to finish some yearly
goals, and planning the end of
the year festivities. This week-
end, March 11, our drill team
is performing in Carrabelle at
the Camp Gordon Johnston
parade, the parade starts at
10:45 and people are encour-
aged to come and support us.
Our annual awards banquet
is planned for April 7, so our
semi-annual Physical Fitness
Test will have to be before
this. We will keep you posted
on this upcoming... physically
demanding event. Every year
we have an end of the year
trip, and we are planning on
having this sometime before
school gets out. Car wash
weekends are still under con-
sideration, so keep your eyes
open for cadets with sponges
and hoses! Until next week,
At Ease!


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186 Barbara Dr., custom built executive
style home- appr. 3200 sq .ft of luxuri- Cape San Bias, Seagrass gorgeous views
ous living, home offers spacious comfort of both the gulf and bay. X-zone! 4000+Sq
in eacch room. cozy family room with f/p, ft heated and cooled. This 4 floor, .spec-
kitchen with breakfast bar, large pantry, tacular 4br,4ba home with bead board
tiled floor, ceiling fans throughout, florida wainscoting, elevator,fully landscaped +
room with lovely view of back yard, master well, best coastal living, pool & club house!
bedroom, master bathroom, two car ga- $1,379,000 MLS#109673 CALL CHARL-
rage. mls#109875 $525,000 call Susie TON 227-4256
White 1-800-451-2349 or 850-227-
4046


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


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


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 --


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.-


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


This is an assignment, upon sale & close
Sunset Village Subdivision. Beautiful of original contract, gulf breeze villas
4 Bedroom 4.5 Bath home comes fully condominium are one of the few condo-
furnished with over 3,30'0 Sq. Ft. of liv- minium projects located on the gulf side
ing space. This home is complete with on hwy 98, don't miss this rare oppor-
Hardwood floors throughout, granite .on hwy 98, don't miss this rare oppor-
counter tops, and much much more. A tunity. seller is ,motivated. Mls#105739
Must See! MLS # 109061 Call Brett $770,000 call Moses Medina at 527-
Lowry at 850-227-5535. 0441


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


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BEACHES
*TWO ADJOINING'CAPE SAN BLAS' COMMERCIAL LOTS FOR SALE Envision building a res-
ourant, office building wilh an apartment overhead, or a beah home! MLS #110007 and MLS
#110370. $405,000 SACH. Call Valerie Clayton 527-5258 or Natalie 227-4355
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* St. Joe Beach Area, 104 Signal Lone-Lot 70 is located in the heart of Windmark Beach which
i ., ,.. ,: : I SC Joe. This upscale community offers, yman amenities includ-
S .:. private dock; OA. mls#1100 1 $795,00 Call Jay Rish at
Mexico Beach, 104 St. 5Charles Street-terior lot, Casuna Subdivision. Mls#109831 $224,900
Call Brenda Miller 227-5380
Mexico Beach, 109 27th Street-Gulf View lot. Mis#109481 $279,000 Call Brenda Miller
227-5380 .
Cape San Bias, 205 Seocliff Drive-Interior lot that would be a GREAT lace to build your
dream'home. Close to the StJoseph State park. $499,999 mls#109412 Call Candace Upchurch
227-6402.
Casuna Subdivision. Brand new subdivision in Mexico Beach, located Nus off 15th Street.
Amenities include a community club house andpool. Close o beaches, great ishing and retau- .
rants. '5185,000. Call Sonlia Raffleld @ 850.340.0900.
St. Joe Beach. Sunset Village. tlot 47 nriced to sell f-0R 9000


* St Joe Beach, Hwy 98 fronlate 4 lots wilh unobstructed gulf view, can be residential or commer-
cial, Entire block of rod frontage can be purchased. Call Natallie 50-227-4355
This subdivision is located oa St Joe beach just a short distance to the beach, MLS# 109799
$249,900 Call Charlton Williams at 227-4206
* This subdivision is located close to Ihe beaches. MLS#109800 $ 249,900 Call Chariton Williams
ft 227-4256
SThis 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 Chariton Williams aft 27-4256
SCu .rr,,. iii I 1i .i IIii I :, i 4000 sf, Sbr/5ba
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in San Bias Plantation with deeded access to Gulf of
Mexico boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Son|la Raffield at 340-0900
$579,00. .
* Lot 3C, St. Charles Street Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach .h distance
of beach wilh easy Access. Pool and pool house. MLS#108169, -..0 ,n-6 .-1. Miller
227-5380
*'Sunset Vlllage-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windmark Bech
Development. Amenities include pool, bath house landscaped entrance accented with brick avers,
New Orleans sty ststreet lighting,covenants and restrictions, HOA. Lots starting at $299,900
- C.,nape, SoBias, ] hisllae.Pnaim;r slubdvisinn non C ae Sn Ranias with beauti ul ltt avanlalet o


build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call today for more information.
PORT ST. JOE
352 Ponderosa Pines 1 acre lot ready to build, utilities, water and septic are already in pace.
Zoned commercial/residential, this property is a great place or your home and/or business. Trailer
now on property will be moved by owner. $165,008. Cell Sonia Raffteld @ 850.340.0900.
Nice lot In great location. Faces,Baroara Drive. great Investment opportunity.mls#109879
$130,000 ca Susie White at 1-800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046
Port St. Joe, 112 Heritage Lane-Interior Lot, $150,000
SPort St. Joe, 130 Palm Breeze Way-mlsfl 07338, $85,000
4942 CR C-30-interior Lot, mis#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
8325 C R 386, Overslreet Coranr oi HL 386 and Pleasant Rest Cemeta Rd. Great LocationI
591 acres Many Possibilitiesl $650,000 ML 107800 Call Ellen Allemore 80-227-5146.
Overstreet, Mockingbird-Canql front lot 100'x800'. $269,900 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252
Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'x70' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252
Overstreet, East Bay 162 cre +/- parcel that would be excellent for a development. Wetoppo
Croek and East Soy Frontage. MLS#109103
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
- Pnow,2 235. nes In.dtian Pas Road. RBstuvntlu vn Indinn I nnvnl 3 v5ncrs zned it/aerr..


196.36 Lagoon frontage by 743' deep. Great established oaks and palms, minimal morsh grass.
Estate Parcel or Subdivide. Great investment Mis#109255 $1,250,000.00 Call Jay Rish for
more Information (850) 227-5569
*Indian Pass, 109&111 Stillwater Way-Enjoy peaceful living
SIn one of the newest subdivisions in the Indian Pasviarea. This sion Offers under-
ground utilities, and paved roods. Close to Apalaochicola and Port St. Joe. ust minutes from the beauti-
ful beaches, mlsi#107253/nmls#107254 $185,000 each. Call Jay RIsh (850) 227-5569
* 6807 Hwy 71 White City Great Investment Opportunityl 100' x 444' fronting Hwy 71. City
water them, sewer to be in place in approximately I year. Property adjacent to this is also on the
market. MLS# 108718. Contact Perky or Susie White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046.
$235,000.00.
EASTPOINT
* EASTPOINT: Whispering Pines Subdivision. Beautiful one acre homesite only blocks to the
beach $139,500 MLS #109940 Call Valerie Clayton 527-5258 or Natalie 227-4355
* 149 Long Leaf Road, Eastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent to pool and
pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054 $175,000 Call Brenda Miller
227-5380
SEastpoint, Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Nice single family lots available. HOA, under-
gnrund utilities pnnl nand club house Call Patrick Jones l14-5B7B


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By: Candace N. Branch
With only a couple more
weeks left of school with my
fellow seniors and under-
classman, I can's help but
get senioritis. I know plenty
of you other seniors are get-
ting it too. The talk around
Port St. Joe High School right
now is mostly about prom.
Remember that is on April
22nd.
Spring Break is almost
here! Students: you will
be out of school from March
20-24. Be careful and have
plenty of fun!
The boy's varsity base-
ball team defeated Wewa
on Saturday, March 4. The
score was 10 to 3. Their
next home game is Thursday,
March 9 at 7 p.m. vs. West
Gadsden.
- Don't forget about your
lady Shark's softball team.
They are off to an awesome
- start this season. Their next
home game will be Friday,
March 10 vs. Wewa at 6 p.m.
That should be a very inter-
ested game.


The prom fashion show
for this year will be held on
Thursday, March 16. Also,
the Junior class will be spon-
soring a flea market on March
11 to raise money.
The relay for life team
would like to thank Mr.
Duren and the Piggly Wiggly
for their donation of drinks
for the movie after the FCAT.
Also, thanks to the Caswell's
for setting up for the movie,
Mrs. Comforter for the sound,
Mr. Lamberson for providing
music, and Mr. Taylor and
ROTC for donating popcorn.
To my underclassman:
Don't rush your high school
years away. Trust me, I
have learned from that. I
can't believe I will gradu-
ating in about 2 months,
I will be upset when that
day comes because my high
school career was a great
time in my life. To my fellow
seniors: I will cherish the
times we have had and I will
miss you all. Good luck with
everything you desire to do!


GOLFERS PARADiSE 724 COUNTRf CLUB ROAD
3/2.5 townhouse, next to the Country Club. Great view of the golf course. In good
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723 GULF AIRE DRIVE
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Reallor Assoc 647-3736


BEACH COTTAGE ,
208 4th St., Mexico Beach. Nice ctltoge on 75'x 112' lot. Located in 3rd block from dedi-
;r.cd rubI.: t..,-:h r 1.-. ;. ; i;., 15. .f- ,.rc.-, c,,., ._. :,:.:, t P-6153.
MLSe 106525. S299 500.


6975 CAPE BAN BLAB RD
New 3/3 home. Great view of the gulf. Also view of the bay. Deeded access to the
beach. Flood zone WX'. Large (1/2 ac.) high and dry lot. Ask for Tom Todd or any
agent. MLS#107862. $737,500 .


54102 HWY 90. MARIANNlA
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4.138 Ind.ar. Pais Rd FI.I T.e., Gull
9141 Cockles Dr. (2 lvi.) St. Joe Beach
'Tom Graney, Realtor Associate
220 Vh.iing St Highland View
Tom Todd Realtor
4023 Cape San Blas'Rd.,(2avl.) 1.18Acres
Tom Graney, Realtor Associate
130 Cottage Lane First tier indian Pass
Tom Todd; Realtor


1120 COUNTRY CLUB RD
3br/3b home.on the 8th tee at St. Joe Bay C.C. Approx1850 sq. ft. Lovely country
setting-yet close to town. Large lot(.98ac). $525,000. MLS # 109885. Eve. Perry
McFarland, Realtor Assoc. 229-6153.
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8080 CAPE SAN BLAS ROAD
Commercial. Great potential for Investor. Contains approximately 1.5 Acres.
189' '.-' L. i3.:. ?- deep. Located next to State Park and it's beautiful
beacl :, :' :, : r,-, Joe and Apalachicola. MLS# 107900. $1.375m.
Tom Todd, Realtor-.I I I ,


OVERSTREET, 4090 CR 386
Beautiful triple wide, 3/2 MH with deckon front. Only 4 miles from beach. Land area is
2.61 ac. w/50'x75' fishpond. Has two storage sheds, one with garage. Fenced back yard.,
MLS#104116. $350,000.


220 WHITING ST.
Large lot, approximately 1/2 ac. Has 3/2 Mobile home w/1,280 sq ft. living area.
Built in 2002. Lot likely to experience on appreciable increase in value due to
development in the area. MLS# 109308. $300,000. Tom Todd, Realtor.






1205 LONG AVE
Charming old Florida home. This 3/2 home Is like new inside. Fireplace w/
gas logs. Inground pool w/cover. Sprinkler system..Workshop arid hobby
room. Completely rewired. MLS# 110216. $259,000. Perry McFariand,
Realtor Assc. 850-229-6153


$225,000 ea.

$300,000

$1,150,000 ea. 130 COTTAGE LANE
Great location for private dwelling or rental income home. Lot approx.50x196.'
Close to beach and has deeded access. Short drive to public boat romp at Indian
$ 569,000 Pass. Has tremendous potential for appreciation. MLS #110220. $569K. Tom
Todd, Realtor.


News from Port St. Joe Middle School


PSJHS


Relay-for-Life


Team Thanks

Donors

The Port St. Joe High
School Relay-For-Life team
provided a movie with pop-
corn and drinks to students
after completing the FCAT
on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The
students enjoyed a chance
to socialize and time away
from classes after two days
of testing.
This fundraising event,
for the American Cancer
Society, would not have been
possible without the help
and donations of the follow-
ing people. Our thanks to
Mr. George Duren, owner
of the Piggly Wiggly, for'
his donation of can drinks.
Thanks for setting up for the
movie, .the sound, and music
afterward to Mr. and Mrs.
Caswell, Mrs. Comforter, and
Mr. Lamberson. Last, thank
you to Mr. Taylor for his
assistance in the concession
stand and his ROTC program
for donating the popcorn.


Congratulations to our
Odyssey of the Mind Team
for placing second place in
Baker. They will travel to
Orlando in April for the state
competition.
All students in grades 6-
8 will take the NRT test on
Wednesday, March 8 from
8:00-10:30. Please bring No.
pencils and arrive at school by
7:55.
Friday, March 10 is the
last day of this grading period.
Report cards will be sent home
on Wednesday, March 29.
School will not be held
on Monday, March 13 due to
teacher workday.
Our school will dismiss at
11:50 on Wednesday, March
13 due to teacher inservice.
Our school will dismiss at
11:50 on Friday, March 17 to
begin our spring break March
20-24 .
Cheerleader tryouts for
the 2006-2007 school year
will be held on March 17th.
Practices will be March 13-'
16 from 3-5 each afternoon.
Students currently in 6th
and 7th grade are eligible to
tryout. Students in the 8th
grade may tryout for Junior
Varsity. You must have ,a
current physical (dated after
April 1, 2005), parent' consent
form, and current report card
in order to practice and tryout.
Students are responsible for
.obtaining their own physical
copy from the nurse's office or
their doctor's office. Stop by
the office to sign up.


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All 8th grade parents
should attend a meeting on
Thursday, April 6th at 5:00 pm
in the Port St. Joe High School
media center. The high school
staff will share information
concerning registration for
the 2006-2007 school year.
You also earn 5 Gulf County
Scholarship points for your
child by attending this event.
You can now go online
and view the reading list for
accelerated reader, lunch
menu and school calendar
are located on the Port St. Joe
Middle School web site. Go
to www.gulf.kl2.fl.us, click
on PSJMS (on the right hand
side) and check out the menu
and important dates.
Here is your link http://
search.epnet.com/to an
online library of full text
articles and other materials
to be used for research. The
subscription has been funded
this year. by the Gulf County
Education Foundation to
benefit students and teachers.
This resource is available
24/7 from any computer with
internet access.
Port St. Joe Middle
School
Username: psjms
Password : sharks
Does your child need help
with homework or finding
information on any topic?
"Ask a Librarian" can assist
you Sunday through Friday
from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
and Saturdays from 10:00
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askalibrarian.org and chat
live with a librarian from one
of Florida's public, school, or
academic libraries. Questions
can also be submitted vie e-
mail at any time.
Tutoring is available or,
Monday and Wednesdays
from 3:00-4:00 in the
Opportunity Center Building
#1 (located behind the PSJHS
gym). Parents may also use
the Opportunity Center to gd
online and view your child's
grades. For more information
call Gloria Gant at 229-9359.
Check out these free
websites for math practice for
the reluctant, disenchanted,
or struggling math student.
It is appropriate for all ages,
even pre-school, up through
algebra.
We still have many
students that need to com6
by the front office to pick up
your Gold Card. Use your
Gold Card for free admission
to all athletic events in Gulf
County.


Cheerleading Tryouts

Have Arrived!

What:, Cheerleading
Tryouts!! ,
For: PSJ High School
JV & Varsity Squads and
PSJ Middle School Squad ..
When: March 13, March
16 Tryout Practice 3-5 p.m.
March 17tn- Tryouts at 1 p.m.
(Tryouts are Closed to the-
Public)
Attendance & Participation
At All Practices Is
Mandatory To Be Eligible To
Tryout. Practice Is From 3-
5 Unless Released Early By
Coaches., There Will Be No
Exceptions.
Who Can Tryoiut?
All girls must:
Be enrolled next school
year at PSJ High (9 -12 )or
PSJ Middle (7t -8th
Bring a report card indi-
cating a GPA of 2.0 or higher
(Bring a copy with you on the
first day of tryout practice)
Have current health
exam
(Bring with you on the
first day of tryout practice)
Have signed parental per-
mission form
(Bring with you on the
first day of trvout practice) ;
S You ma% obtain a cheer-
leading tryout permission
form mn the front office of PSJ.
High School or PSJ Middle
School.


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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Hosts Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Contest


February 28, Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative recently
held its annual Washington,
D. C. Youth Tour Contest
at its headquarter office in
Wewahitchka.
Eachyear, the Cooperative
sponsors the contest for high
school juniors whose par-
ents or guardians are mem-
bers of Gulf Coast Electric.
Contestants are interviewed
by a panel of three judg-
es from the electric coop-
erative industry and two win-
ners are chosen to travel on
an all-expenses-paid trip to
Washington, D. C. in June,
where they join other 11'
grade students from all over
the United States to tour our
nation's capitol.
Local civic organizations
and high school guidance
counselors and principals


Brent Austin Walker, a
sophomore at Wewahitchka
High School, attended the
National Young Leaders
Conference in Washington,
D.C. Jan. 24 29. The
National Young Leaders
Conference is the premier
leadership program in the
country designed for the
nation's best and brightest
high school scholars.
Brent was nominated by
his teachers for this honor
due to his outstanding lead-
ership potential, academic
achievements, special tal-
ents, strength and character.
For "six intense days, Brent
and 350 other young scholars
from all over the country were
challenged, motivated and
inspired. All students took
active roles in Government
simulations, such as the
"Model Congress", "If I Were
President", and "Testing The
Constitution".
Other exciting highlights
of the trip were touring impor-
tant historic national monu-


Gulf County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder with
Wewahitchka High School Juniors Marcie Jackson (winner), Latonya
Fisher, Matthew Miller, Ellen Manor, Robbie Morris and WHS
Principal Larry White.


play an important role in the
contest, as they nominate
the students who vie for the
trip. This year's contestants
were: Joy Capps, represent-
ing the Kinard Volunteer Fire
Department; Latonya Fisher,


representing Wewahitchka
High School; Travis Hetzel,
representing Vernon High
School; Marcie Jackson, rep-
resenting, the Wewahitchka
Volunteer Fire Department;
Chelsea Lovrekovic, repre-
senting A. Crawford Mosley
High School; Ellen Manor, rep-
resenting the Wetappo Creek
Volunteer Fire Department;
Matthew Miller, representing
the Wewahitchka Woman's
Club; Robbie Morris, rep-
resenting the Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service; Kaitlyn
Penney, representing Altha
Public School; Shane Smith,
representing Deane Bozeman
School; and Chasity Taylor,
representing the Sand Hills
Volunteer Fire Department.


ments and museums.
Brent's summary... "It
was the chance of a lifetime
and I feel that the entire
experience, including making
new friends from all over the
country, will help prepare me
for college life."
Brent's proud parents
are Joe and Alisa Walker. His
loving grandparents are John
and Norma Jean Burnette of
Wilkesboro, NC and Joe and
Faye Walker of Eufaula, AL.
Brent would like to thank
all of his family for their sup-
port and encouragement. He
would also like to thank his
sponsors and friends who
helped make this trip pos-
sible: Wewahitchka First
United Methodist Church
Administrative Board, school
board members George Cox
and Danny Little, Emerald
Coast Credit Union, Tony
Justice, Visions Bank, Bruce
Husband, Gary Cox, Red Roof
BBQ, Phil and Peggy Manor,
and Linda Whitfield.


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently held its annu-
al Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Contest. Pictured, from left,
are contestants Latonya Fisher, Travis Hetzel (winner), Kaitlyn
Penney, Shane Smith, Marcie Jackson (winner), Joy Capps, Chelsea
Lovrekovic (runner-up), Matthew Miller, Ellen Manor, Robbie Morris
and Chasity Taylor.


This year's winners are
Marcie Jackson and Travis
Hetzel. Runner-up is Chelsea
Lovrekovic.
In addition to the
Washington, D. C. trip, Gulf
Coast Electric takes all of
the students nominated to
compete in the contest on a
two-day trip to Tallahassee.
There they tour various sites
in Tallahassee with apprQxi-
mately 100 other eleventh-
grade participants repre-
senting electric cooperatives
across the state.
"The Youth Tour Contest
is a great opportunity for us
to reward local students for
being outstanding leaders in


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their communities," GCEC
Supervisor of Marketing and
Member Services Kristin
Bennett said.
The Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour- Program has
been in existence since
1957 when co-ops sent stu-
dents to Washington, D. C.
to work during the summer.
By 1964, the program was
catching on, and the National
Rural Electric Cooperative
Association began to coor-
dinate the efforts of the co-
ops. Since then, thousands
of young people have expe-


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Port St. Joe Elementary
School's and Gulf County's Spell-
ing Bee Champ Sophie Adsit


Heritage Funeral


"Because We Care"


247 Tyndall Parkway, Callaway


785-1316
Joe D. Gainer, Justin M. Kent, Local Owners


"Serving Bay and Gulf Counties"


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Latge. gorgeous gulf front home! .-:.:.U
hI; .r-. r,,.:.: b. k C. J .-.i bk:_i,
dream houpe with all the extras! 5 bed-,
rooms, 4 1/2 baths, theater room, game
':..:.r. extra large master bedroom suite
'.r, office/study. Custom master bath,
c rr' d tub, separate shower with glass tiles.
Marble and hardwood floors throughout
house. Private entrance with elevator.
MLS# 109182 $1,950,000


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Ist Tier X-Flood Zone. 3Ek'l .BA
house on Cape San *Blas is just steps
from the beach with great rental history.
Professionally decorated with stainless
,steel appliances. Four decks offer spec-
tacular views of Bay sunrises & Gulf sun-
sets. Deeded Bay access. MLS# 107364;
$1,200,000."


)48 Cape San Bias Rd
Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-7770

800-584-1566


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


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lots in well-established neighborhood in
Port St. Joe, FL: Ionderful family home
nestled among large oak & pine trees.
Great starter -home with growth potential.
MLS# 108853 $364,900 .


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 $655,000."





110 Barrier Dunes
Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-3200

800-713-9695


3 BR 2 BA Gulf View, X Flood Zone
house on V2- acre lot on Cape San
Bias. This house has terrific views of the
Gulf ofMexico. Deeded access to both
.Gulf & St. Joseph Bay. MLS# 108718
$750,000.


www.CoastalRealtyInfo.com


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


Victor
Ramos GRI
Broker Associate

340-1216


Debbe
Wibberg
REALTOR

227-6178


Paul
Penn
REALTOR

866-2853


Gretchen
Upchurch
REALTOR

227-5543


Betty
Caughey
REALTOR

625-6197


Brian
Burkett
REALTOR

227-8892


Preston .
Russ
Broker Large luxury townhouse in gated com-
munity with private -elevator, remodeled
227-8890 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


Gulf V'iew Cortage v ith o:pen floor plan

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Charming 3 BR 2 BA House in Port St. Beautiful 1.99 acre bay front prop-
Joe built in 2004. Large kitchen and family erty consisting of 2-parcels .o C-30 in
Fr.o'm iidh tile flooring and counter-tops. Simmons Bayou fronting St, Joseph's Bay.
'Vhulp.o.:.1 & separate shower in master Located next to small marina to eas-
bath. In-ground sprinkler system. MLS# ily launch a boat. There is potential
109637'$315,000 to further sub-divide. MLS# 108486
$1,295,000


Magnificent 6+ BR / 7+ BA, 1st-Tier
Townhouse with over 1,450 sq. ft. of
deck space. This 4,200 sq. ft. townhouse
in SeaCliffs has private elevator; stainless
steel appliances, 4-car garage (enclosed),
and many extras. The views are spec-
tacular on all three levels. MLS#103415
$1,200,000


WWI,


Great Views from this Ist Tier 3BR
- 2BA Beach House in the "X".Flood
Zone on Indian Pass with easy access
to the peaceful beach. Screened porch
plui two open decks. Located one mile
ftr..m the Indian Pass boat ramp. MLS#
109')23 $755,000


Fantastic 2 BR 2 BA Townhouse in
exclusive Barrier Dunes, a gated commu-
nity on Cape San Bias. This nicely deco-
rated unit has many amenities, includ-
ing hurricane shutters, additional storage
room, side-by-side refrigerator, and new
carpet.. MLS# 108483 $399,000."


uorgeusa -acre oay rruont property
located on Cape San Bias. Sewer Tap is
reserved. Copy of survey on file. MLS#
108926 $1,495,000


LOTS AND LAND


Sunset Pointe at Cape San Blas.. .-available; starting at
$339,900.

Jubilation at Cape San Bias .. building lots starting at
$350,000

Sand Trace 2nd Tier (Gulf View) available for $395,000

SeaGrass at Cape San Bias .......-starting at $539,500

1st Tier in SeaGrass ............ starting at $725,000.

Palm Breeze .................. -starting at $70,000.

Southgate in Port St. Joe ...... -available for $124,900.

Sunset Bay; Bay View .......... -available at $250,000.

Waterfront at East Bay Plantation ...... -available for
$199,000.


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Walker attends NYLC


in Washington D.C.


rienced this once-in-a-life-
time opportunity to visit our'
nation's capitol and learn
about our government.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of
service to customers large and
small. GCEC serves approxi-
mately 20,000. consumers in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,
Walton and Washington coun-
ties and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Fountain, Lynn Haven
and Southport.


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(850) 227-1724


Contnporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
u l 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 600p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
\K All Times are EST


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PASTOR
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DirectorofChildren Minssrie


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Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
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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
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:00 am (CT)



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



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11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Servies:8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
Sunday Sblool: 10:45 a.m, CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexio Beach United Melhodist (hurlh
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Family life (hurh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in ii orship ..palch, ,:
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
& '
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Famly Lfe church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net vWewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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

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


Church of Christ

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





CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310


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


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


Thefriendlyplace to worship!


First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
SCorner 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


P7 i a "A Reformed Voice
,, 5 W in the Community"

'S)I ^A c 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
Homan of Faith Chrioiun School

TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+L ST. JAMES',

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


SLong Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family,&

Friendship are found

Your Two Options...The Bible says, "For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing
good than for doing evil. You have two options in life today. First, you can do right & possibly
suffer for doing so.
The second option is to do wrong, which will also result in suffering. God will bring
chastisement for you doing wrong. Both options are available to you. So, why not choose to
do good, & avoid bringing suffering on yourself for all the wrong reasons.

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691'


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pn I


Rish, Gibson, Scholz
& Groom, P.A.
William J. Rish, Thomas S, Gibson,
Russell Schol Paul W. Groom II
(850) 229-8211


Irish Dance

Corned Beef &

Cabbage Dinner
St. Joseph Parish Hall,
Sunday March 12h, 4-7. A
traditional St. Patrick's Day
Dinner of corned beef; cab-
bage, carrots, potatoes and
rolls will be served. Tea,
coffee and a variety of des-
serts will accompany the fare.
Dinners will be served from 4
-7 p.m. ET. Carryouts avail-
able.
The Glas Tara Irish
Dance troupe of Panama City
will provide entertainment in
the form of traditional Irish
step dances beginning at
6:00 p.m.
Advance tickets, $7
available at the Parish Hall,
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 3
p.m., at Donamelia's, 304
Williams Ave. or by calling
Jenny Mercuri at 647-2504.
Tickets at the door are $8
adults. A $3 child's (under
12).plate available at the door.
Sponsored by the Family Life
and Senior Ministries.


Basketball

Tournaments
Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church Youth
,will sponsor a Basketball
Tournament to be held on
March 10 -11 at Washington
Recreation center. Ages 12-
18. Entry Fee $25. Contact
Beverly Quinn at 229-8098
or Susie Clemmons at 227-
1799.


God's Love

Lifted Me
i s
Do you feel your prayers
Are not being heard? '
Are you praying each
day,
And reading the Word?
Do you witness for God
Or like Jonah run away?
I praise Him for His
patience,
During the years He let
me stray.
I thank Him for His watch
care,
As I lived my life of sin.,
I thank Him for getting
my attention, through it cost
the life of my friend.
Each day away from
God;
I sank deeper in sin you
see.
The day I woke up and
repented,
God's love lifted me.
-Billy Johnson


Second Week of Lent at Saint

James' Episcopal Church

Saint James' Episcopal Church in Port St. Joe has sched-
uled special opportunities for the .upcoming days of Lent.
On Wednesday, March 15, the honorable James B. Fensom,
Circuit Judge of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in Panama
City and a son of Saint James' Church, will address topic:
"What can the Christian Do? Moral Responsibilities vs. Legal
Rights." The presentation will begin at 6 p.m., preceded by a
celebration of the Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m.; a supper will
also be served.
On the Fridays of Lent Saint James' annual Lenten Friday
Noontime Sermon Series continues. On Friday, March 10, the
preacher will be the Reverend Thomas Guido, pastor of Saint
Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Port St. Joe. On Friday,
March 17, Saint James' will welcome to its pulpit the Right
Reverend Duncan Gray. Bishop Gray, now retired, served as
the Bishop. of the Episcopal Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi
from 1974 until 1993. The Friday service with sermon begins
at Noon, and is followed by a simple but satisfying meatless
luncheon. The public is especially invited to this service and
luncheon, which is planned to accommodate the lunch hour
of those who work nearby.
Other services and programs for the following weeks of
Lent are scheduled. For further information please visit our
website: stjamesepiscopalchurch.org or call the Parish Office
at 227-1845, or St. James' Church is located at 800 22nd.
Street, at Garrison Avenue, in Port St. Joe. Please note all
times are Eastern.


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Dorothy

Bacon Taylor
Dorothy Bacon Taylor of
Wewahitchka, beloved moth-
er, grandmother and friend,
left this life February 28th.
2006. As a young woman she
served her country as a host-
ess for the USO during WW2
and continued for 26 years in
civil service. She was a devout
Catholic with deep ties to the
community. As an active
member of the St. Lawrence
Catholic mission she helped
organize many church activi-
ties. As a community leader,
she played an influential part
in bringing Earth Day to Bay
County 'and organizing fund
raisers such as the Ronald
McDonald house program
to improve our community.
She was -a past president of
the Wewahitchka woman's
club and was reining Tupelo
honey queen. She was a
past member of the board of
the Gulf Electric Co-op. She
also rewrote the charter for
the Northwest Florida medi-
cal center.
She is survived by her
son,- Myrick Hilsman, her
grandchildren Scott Hilsman
and Deanna. Hilsman 'and
her great grandchildren'
Meagan, Dhvid and Blake.
She is also survived by her
adopted family, Bernard and
EJ Keller, Emily Benner,
'Kenneth and Rae Ellen Floyd,
Joe and Heather McLemore,
Joe and Holly Danford, Tyler
Chambliss, Melody and DJ
McLemore and Joey Danford.
The funeral services
were held at 11:00 a.m. CST
Friday, March 3, 2006, at St.
Lawrence Catholic Mission in
Wewahitchka, conducted by,


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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 School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE

You're Among friends at
OakGrove Assembly ofGod
David A. fernandez, Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street 'Port St. Joe. f F
Schedule of Services
Sunday JWednesday
Sunday Schobl 9:45am Mid Week Meal 5:00pm
morning 'Worship 10:45am Mid "Week Bible Study 6:15pm
X.ds on the Move 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
lMen's .Mnlstry-.Monday-6:30pm
LCadies Mnistry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 1ratse & Worship- Preaching the Pure -Word 11.



HEALING SERVICE


Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center

Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM

www.mexicobeachcwc.com


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the Rev. John Selleck and the
Rev. Tom Guido. Interment
followed in the family plot in
Roberts Cemetery.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.



Hazel Quick

Mrs. Hazel Quick, 68, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday, March 1, at her
home. A native of Missouri,
she has lived in Wewahitchka
for the past 30 years and
was an active member of the
First Baptist Church. For
over 20 years, Mrs. Quick
taught Sunday School, and
she also was the church pia-
nist and wrote skits for her
church as well as for oth-
ers. She has played piano
in churches since childhood
and also taught piano in
. Wewahitchka for many years.
Mrs. Quick was active in the
Wev-ahitchka Women's club
and loved to travel.
Survivors, include her
husband', Jim Quick of
Wewahitchka; sister, Kathryn
Rhoade of Kansas City, MO,
her nieces and nephews,
Larry,, Garry, Phyllis, and
Lois; and many friends.
The funeral service was
held at 2:00 p.m. CST Friday,
March 3, at the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka,
conducted by the Rev. Mike
Stroud. Interment followed
in the family plot in Jehu
Cemetery.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

(See OBITUARIES on Page 7B)


Thank You

The Family of Dorothy Ward would like to
take this opportunity to thank all the friends,
Ladies of Highland View Baptist Church
and Oak Grove Assembly of God Ladies for
all the food and kindness shown during the
time of their loss and especially Bro. David
Fernandez.


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News from
Scholarships
If you are a senior, please
fill out the FAFSA online at
FAFSA.ed.gov with your par-
ents to be eligible for financial
aid, grants and scholarships
from the federal government.
Juniors, if you haven't
taken the ACT or SAT now is
the time to register for spring
so you can apply for early
admission .to colleges in the
Fall 2006 your senior year
Deadlines for PSJHS test-
ing:
ACT: Register by March 3,
2006
Test April 8, @ PSJHS
SAT: Register by March 31,
Test May 6, @ PSJHS
See Guidance Counselor:
Laura Ropelis at PSJHS for all
scholarship information and
deadlines. Now is the time to
apply!
If parents or businesses
would like to contribute to"


PSJHS
the Gulf County Scholarship
Fund for our high school
seniors or our FCAT incentive
program please contact Mr.
Duane McFarland.
Test Dates
It is FCAT season! The
students did their best and
the teachers put on a show
for students the first day of
testing with breakfast, which
brought some much needed
laughter and set a positive
enthusiastic tone (pictures)?
An incentive program for
9th and 10t grade students
with perfect attendance from
February 10 through the 28
and growth scores will be.
offered this year. 3/6 FCAT
Science 9th -lit grades and
NRT.
Social
ROTC Banquet is April
7, ROTC will participate in
the Parade in Carrabelle on
March 11, Relay for Life talent


United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Suddenly in Command Class.
Location: QAL Classroom, 2355 St. Andrews Blvd. Course
Dates: Saturday, March 18, Time 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Course
Fee: $20.
This one-day course is designed for the person who may
find themselves in a situation where they are suddenly in com-
mand. What would you do if you had to take over the helm of
a boat? Join us for this one-day class and find out.
Here are just a few of the numerous topics we will go over
with you.
How to handle emergency situations.
Getting to know parts & terminology
The rules of the road
Marine communications
Pre-registration is required no later than March .14. For
course registration or further information, please contact
Randall Akins, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at 832-3756 or
235-0996.


1 anam
Roy Edward a
and h
Jones
Waters (Snes
SMr. Roy Edward Waters, Highla
60, of Jones Homestead left John F
us to go home to the Lord on Ada, -
Saturday, March 4, 2006, fol- all of
..lowing a lengthy illness. Mr. grandc
Waters was born April 13, Ashley
1945 in Calhoun County and Jeremi
-was a' Master Mechanic for Starlin
many years. 'He loved spend- and IV
,ing time with his family and great-
friends, and will be greatly ous r
missed. We now put him m i and
Gods hands'. Donnie
He leaves behind his .JonesI
mother, Maggie Waters friends
of Jones Homestead: two He
sons, Donnie Roy Waters of by his
; Wewahitchka, Tony Beatty and his
of Miami; three daughters, Gr.
SPatty Cloud of Port Saint Joe, held \
Linda M. Waters of St. Joe at 10
Beach. and Melissa M. Waters Cemete
of Wewahitchka; best friend ducted
and mother of his children, All
Peggy Waters of Wewahitchka; the dire
his sisters, Myrtle Harris and Funera
*husband:the late Jr. Harris of


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la City, Mildred Levins
Lisband Joe, Doris Tullis
husband Edward, all of
Homestead, Myra Sue
Bird) Byrd and husband
of Crestview, Joyce Ann
and husband Dennis of
nd View; his brothers,
Henry Waters and wife
James Edward Waters,
Howard, Creek; his
children Autumn and
SCloud, April Demarco,
iah Reardon, Anthony,
a, and Billy Ray Waters,
[ichael Guevara; three
grandchildren; numer-
aieces' and nephews;
one special nephew,
e (Flipper) Tullis of
Homestead;, and many
.was preceded in death
son, Roy Allen Waters
s father, Bo Waters.
aveside .services were
Wednesday, March 8,
a.m. ET at Holly Hill
ery in Port St. Joe, con-
by Jimmy Gainnie.
I services, are under
section of the Comforter
l Home.


Show March 15, 5th and 6th
periods. Sign up by March 20.
Prom Fashion Show- March
16 Senior Prom-April 22,
Flea Market 11, March 13,
Teacher Work Day No school
for students, March 15, is a
half day for students Spring
Break is March 18-March 26.
March 29 is a Blood Drive at
PSJHS.
Community Service
Community services can
open doors. Help someone
else and help yourself at the
same time. Many scholarships
and 100% Bright Futures eli-
gibility requires 75 hours for
.5 credit. See Guidance for
details.
Recognitions
Ms. Emily' Raffield was
recognized as Daughter of the
American Revolution good
citizen and a banquet will be
held in her honor on March
15, at the Sunset Coastal
Grill.


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Kelly Geoghagan is com-
peting as our representative
for Jr. Miss. We are so proud
of both of them.
PSJHS Odyssey of the
mind team competes in
regional on March 3 and on
to state on March 8. They pre-
sented to all the teachers fof-
practice and. did a wonderful
job. The judges are going to
be in for a treat!
PSJHS Basketball has
won regionals, District and
went to state! After a stun-
ning victory this year in State
Football the Sharks made us
proud at state against tough
competition Eveni though we
didn't win state, it made the
sharks proud!
Seniors
Seniors money for invi-
tations is due on March 10,


senior field trip to GCCC main
campus in Panama City, FL
on 3/6. The buses will leave
at 8:15AM from PSJHS for a
tour of all the departments
on main campus and then
return after lunch. Students
can either bring their lunch
or buy on main campus.
Any seniors who missed
the baby ad deadlines. This
is your chance! Please turn in
your baby ad forms, pictures,
and payments by Friday
March 10. You may drop
them by Ms. Jones room or
take it to the front office. This.
is your last opportunity to
turn in baby ads due to pro-
duction deadlines that must
be met!
Contact Ms. Jones for
more information.


Gulf Coast

Workforce to Meet
The Gulf Coast Workforce
Board will hold its monthly
executive and general board
meeting on Tuesday, March
14 at 11:30 a.m. c.s.t. The
meeting is video-telecon-
ferenced 'between the Gulf
Coast Community College
Workforce Center Board
Room, 625 Highway 231,
Panama City and the Gulf/
Franklin Center. Building
A, Room 106, 3800 Garrison
Avenue, Port St. Joe


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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

AMENDMENT

The City of Port St. Joe, Florid proposes to consider a recommendation to
adopt the following ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA AMENDING ITS
COMPARE HENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LANDUSE MAP IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT BASED AMENDMENTS; PROVIDING
FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS -OF FACT BY ADOPTING AN
AMENDED FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT; BY ADOPTING AN AMENDED TRAF-
FIC ELEMENT; BY ADOPTING AN AMENDED HOUSING ELEMENT; BY ADOPT-
ING AN AMENDED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT;BY ADOPTING AN
AMENDED COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT; BY ADOPTINGAN AMENDED


C CONSERVATION, ELEA
S OPEN SPACE ELEMENT
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

p.m. A public hearing on th
the City of Port St. Joe
at the Port St. Joe. Cit
Florida. All citizens an
sion and public hearing
matters under consider

The proposed Compr
C amendments are avail
at the Port St. Joe City
are attached hereto.

If a person decides to
considered at this me
and, for such purposes
of the proceeding is rr
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disability or physical ii
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MENT; BY ADOPTING AN AMENDED RECREATION AND
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ie, Ordinance before the Board of City Commissioners of
e will be held'on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
y Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe,
d interested parties are encouraged to attend the discus-
ig and to provide written and/or verbal comments on the
;ration.

ehensive Plan Amendments and future Iland use map
able for public inspection during normal business hours
Hall. Maps showing future land use map amendments


appeal any decisions made with respect to any matter
eting, such person will need to record the proceeding
, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record
nade, which record includes the testimony and evidence
I is to be based.


a special accommodation at this hearing
impairment should contact the City Clerk
alendar days prior to the hearing.


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It wouldn't be
St. Patrick's Day without
the cabbage


Story by TERESA J. FARNEY Illustration by JODY CONDITT Freedom News Service


St. Patrick's Day is just
around the corner and
you've got the luck of the
Irish on your side: This is
an easy holiday when it
comes to food. Just push
your way through the
crowded produce section
and grab a head of cab-
bage.
You can simmer it
in a pot of water with
corned beef for the usual
St. Paddy's Day fare. Or
you can get more creative
with your cabbage. After
all, cabbage is a versatile,
nutritious and inexpen-
sive vegetable. If you
don't have a lot of cab-
bage recipes, you are, once
again, in luck. We found a
leprechaun with a bounty
of 10 hearty and easy cab-
bage recipes under his
green hat.
A great thing about cab-
bage is it's available year-
round, so you don't have to
cram all 10 recipes into St.
Patrick's Day.

1. COLCANNON
If you don't get around
to serving anything else on
St. Patrick's Day, at least
go for this traditional Irish


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On The


side dish.
Put 3 cups of shredded
green cabbage, 1 chopped
onion and 1/4 cup water
in a saucepan, and bring
to a boil. Reduce heat to
simmer, cover, and cook
8 minutes or until ten-
der. Add 6 cups prepared
instant mashed potatoes
(prepare according to pack-
age directions), 1/4 cup
milk, 1/4 cup butter and
salt and pepper to taste.
Mix well. Serves 6.
Source: homecooking.about.com

2. IRISH CABBAGE,
POTATOES AND BACON
Preheat oven to 375
degrees. Cut a head of
cabbage into quarters and
remove core. Cut quar-
ters into halves and place,
rounded-side down, in a
roasting pan. Cut 2 large,
peeled potatoes into quar-
ters and arrange in the
pan, alternating with the
cabbage. Cut 12 ounces of
bacon into 1/2-inch dice
and fry in a skillet until
done. Add 2 cups sliced
onions and 1 teaspoon
each salt and pepper to the
pan and cook until soft,
about 5 minutes. Evenly


distribute the bacon mix-
ture and pan drippings
over cabbage and potatoes.
Top with 2 cups of chicken
broth. Cover the pan tightly
with foil and bake for 1 1/2
hours. Remove from oven
and let sit. covered. 15
minute- Serves 6.
Source: Arina Drakulich


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with 1 cup grated cheddar
cheese, 1/2 cup, buttered
bread crumbs and dot with
1/4 cup butter. Bake at
350 degrees for 15 min-
utes. Serves 6.
Source: www.dianaskitchen.com


5. BARBECUED CABBAGE
Set up grill for indirect
cooking and preheat to 350.
degrees.
Melt 1 tablespoon but-
ter in a small skillet. Add
4 strips of bacon cut into
1/4-inch slivers and 1
small chopped onion and
cook over medium heat
until nicely browned, 3-5
minutes; drain. Cut out
core of 1 head of cabbage.
Cut a cone-shaped hole, 3
inches wide and deep, out
of cabbage. Prop cabbage
upright on a foil ring, cav-
ity facing up. Fill hole with
bacon mixture, 3 table-
spoons butter and 1/2 cup
of your favorite barbecue
sauce. Generously season
the cabbage with salt and
pepper. Place cabbage on
its foil ring in center of
grill, away from direct heat,
and, barbecue the cabbage,
covered, until very tender,
1 to 1 1/2 hours. To serve,
peel off any dried-out or
charred outside leaves.
Present cabbage whole.
Serves 6.
Source: Steven Raichlen's "The
Barbecue! Bible"

6. RED CABBAGE WITH
APPLE
Wash and thinly slice
1 head of red cabbage.
Core 2 apples and remove
seeds; dice. Peel lemon,
slice half of lemon thinly.
Comtbine witht1/4 cup
water, 1 sliced onion, 1 cup
red wine vinegar, a dash of
cinnamon, 2 tablespoons
brown sugar, 1 cup red
wine and salt and pepper
to taste in a large, heavy
cooking vessel. Cover tight-
ly and bring to boil. Reduce
heat and simmer until cab-
bage and apples are tender.
Serves 6.
Source: Diana Rattray's, "Your
Guide to Southern U.S. Cuisine"
newsletter

7. SAUSAGE AND
CABBAGE SOUP
In a large soup pot,
saute 4-chopped mild
Italian sausages and 1
medium minced onion in 2
tablespoons olive oil until
sausage is cooked and
onion becomes translucent.
Add 1 head shredded cab-
bage, 1 1/2 quarts chicken
broth, and 3/4 cup medi-
um-grain rice; continue
simmering until the cab-
bage is tender and rice is
done. Add salt and pepper
to taste. Serve topped with
freshly grated parmigiano
cheese. Serves 6.
Source: Kyle Phillips' "Your
Guide to Italian Cuisine"

8. HOWLIN' HOT CHICKEN
PAPAYA COLESLAW
In a large bowl, com-
bine 1/4 head each of
shredded red and green
cabbage; half a bunch of
cilantro, -chopped; and 4
sliced green onions. Add
2 tablespoons habanero
hot sauce, the juices of 1
orange and 1 lime and 2
tablespoons sesame oil.
Mix thoroughly. Add 1/2
pound cooked and juli-
*enned chicken and toss.
Arrange ona serving plat-
ter or plates and lay slices
of 1 papaya over the top.
Serves 6.
Source: Jennifer Trainer
Thompson's "The Great Hot
Sauce Book"
(See CABBAGE on Page 9B)


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Cabbage

9. CABBAGE SUPREME
Place 1 head cabbage,
cut into 6 wedges, in a
large saucepan in salted
water; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and
simmer for about 15 min-
utes, or until just tender.
Drain cabbage well and
reserve 1 cup of the liquid
for sauce.
In a medium saucepan,


melt 2 tablespoons but-
ter; stir in 3 tablespoons
flour, 1 cup chicken broth
and reserved cooking liq-
uid. Continue cooking,
stirring constantly, until
sauce is thick and buib-
bly. Beat 2 egg yolks in a
small bowl; stir in about
1/2 cup of the hot sauce,
then return egg yolk mix-
ture to remaining sauce
in the saucepan. Stir in


From Page 8B

juice of 1 lemon and 2
tablespoons cream. Heat
slowly for about 1 min-
ute, stirring constantly.
Arrange cabbage wedges
on a serving platter and
spoon sauce over them.
Serves 6.
Source: Diana Rattray's
"Your Guide to Southern
U.S. Cuisine" newsletter

10. HIGH-CALCIUM CABBAGE


THE AMAZING CABBAGE


If you're trying to eat healthfully on
a budget, you can't do much better
than cabbage.
One of the most inexpensive veg-
etables, it is rich in protective vita-
mins. Eaten raw, it cleans waste from
the stomach and upper bowels, which
improves digestion and reduces con-
stipation. It's thought to be a cancer-
inhibitor because of phytochemicals
called indoles, which ward off cell
changes that lead to colon cancer.
Even ancient civilizations were in
on the nutritional powers of cabbage.
According to Vegetarians in Paradise
Web site (www.vegparadise.com),
Greeks and Romans thought it could
cure just about any illness. Egyptian
pharaohs used it as a way to avoid
hangovers.
Some time later, Captain James
Cook swore by the use of sauerkraut
(the fermented, vinagered form of
cabbage) as a compress on soldiers'
wounds. The compress was credited
with staving off gangrene.


Cabbage comes in more than 400
varieties in all shapes, sizes and colors,
but the most common are the round
versions in light green, red or white.
Buying: Select heads that are com-
pact and heavy for their size. Look for
outer leaves that are unblemished and
free of insect bites. If the leaves are
separating from the bottom, that's a
sign of age.
Fresh storage: Whole cabbage heads can
be stored a week or two in a plastic bag in
the refrigerator. Once chopped, it should
be used within a day. To store half a head,
sprinkle the cut edge with water and store
in an airtight plastic bag. It will last a few
more days.
F Frozen storage: Cabbage can be fro-
zen for about one year by shredding,
blanching for 2 minutes in boiling
water, draining, chilling and packing
into airtight containers. Once thawed, it
willbe good only in cooked recipes.
Cooked storage: Cooked cabbage can
be refrigerated in a covered container
for up to four days.


BREAD
Preheat oven to 350
degrees. Place 1/2 cup
each finely shredded
green and red cabbage
in a small bowl and toss
with 1 teaspoon lemon
juice. In a medium bowl,
combine 1/2 cup plain
non-fat yogurt, 1/4 cup
orange juice concentrate,
1/4 cup canola oil, 1/4
cup powdered milk and 1
egg, blending the ingredi-
ents well. Stir in the cab-
bage.
In large bowl, combine
1 cup whole-wheat flour,
3/4 cup all-purpose flour,
1/4 cup toasted sesame
seeds, 2 teaspoons bak-
ing powder, 1/2 teaspoon
salt, 1/8 teaspoon each
mace and ginger, mixing
them well.
Gradually add the cab-
bage mixture to the flour
mixture and mix until
they are just combined.
Pour batter into a greased
8-by-4- inch loaf pan.
Bake 35 to 45 minutes or
until a tester inserted into
the center of the bread
comes out clean. Turn
,bread out onto a rack to
cool completely before'
slicing. Serves 10.
Source: Jane Brody's
"Good Food Gourmet"


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IT'S YOUR DECISION!
Buying a new car is, for most
people, a major purchase.
First, you compare features,
design, mileage, and depend-
ability. You identify several
suitable makes and models,
and then compare price. With
all features and benefits being
equal, would you choose the
most expensive, or look to the
one offering the best value?
You wouldn't pay more than
you have to, and homebuyers
are no different. When selling
your home, the asking price
determines your success.
Although you and only you
make the pricing decision, it
is wise to approach your real
estate representative for ad-
vice.
The agent knows what buyers
have been willing to pay for
other homes similar to yours.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

AMENDMENT

The City of Port St. Joe, Florida proposes to consider a recommendation to
adopt the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ITS
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT BASED AMENDMENTS; PROVIDING
FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; BY ADOPTING AN
AMENDED FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT; BY ADOPTING AN AMENDED TRAF-
FIC ELEMENT; BY ADOPTING AN AMENDED HOUSING ELEMENT; BY ADOPT-
ING AN AMENDED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT; BY ADOPTING AN
AMENDED COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT; BY ADOPTING AN AMENDED
CONSERVATION ELEMENT; BY ADOPTING AN AMENDED RECREATION AND
OPEN SPACE ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the Ordinance before the City Commission sitting as the
local planning agency will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 5:30 p.m.
at the Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe,
Florida. All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the discus-
sion and public hearing and to provide written and/or verbal comments on the
matters under consideration.

The proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments and future land use map
amendments are available for public inspection during normal business hours
at the Port St. Joe City Hall. Maps showing future land use map amendments
are attached hereto.

If a person decides to appeal any decisions made with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, such person will need to record the proceeding
and, for such purposes, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.

Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerk at (850) 229-
8261 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the hearing.






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Barefoot Properties
Your price must be competi-
tive against those, and no
higher. Buyers often pay full
price when they recognize a
good value, yet rarely consid-
er an overpriced home.
Really, it is the buyers who
set the sale price. No matter
what you ask, until a buyer
is willing to pay your price,
no sale will take place. How
do you determine the right
price? Look closely at each
sale that your agent has re-
searched, comparing time on
the market, features, financ-
ing offered, and then the final
sale price.
Your home's ideal price can be
found in the maze of statistics
provided by your agent. Price
your home to sell, and buyers
will compete for it.


Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Bias Road,"
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
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Boardwalk Realty Welcomes New Agent


Libia Taylor, bro-
ker of Boardwalk Realty of
Northwest Florida, Inc. is
pleased to announce Leck
Shannon as the newest mem-
ber of the Boardwalk Realty
sales team. Leck and his
wife Cindy, a teacher at Port
St. Joe Middle School, moved
from Birmingham this past
summer after their son and
daughter were both settled in
at Auburn University. Leck
and his family have visited
Cape San Blas and Port St.
Joe for over 20 years and
are excited about their new
home.
Leck brings with
him a wealth of engineer-
ing and business experi-
ence. As a degree engineer,
Leck worked for Southern
Company in their Nuclear
Power division and later in
Management prior to leaving
to start his own engineering
company, Viatech Services,


Inc. Viatech and a subsidiary,
Performance Controls Co.,
provided engineering, sched-
uling, data management, and
cost control services to heavy
industrial clients including
nuclear power, pulp/paper
and marine. After selling his
engineering company, Leck
started Industrial Express
Corp., a nationwide trans-
portation company special-
izing in the expedited deliver
of industrial freight. Leck
was an active member of
various civic organizations in
Birmingham including Junior
Achievement, Birmingham'
Chamber of Commerce,
Hispanic Business Council
and the Hispanic Economic
Development Committee.
Prior to earning his
Florida Realtors License,
Leck followed local real estate
activity and trends for many
years. Along with his many
contacts, Leck provides the


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guidance of a seasoned busi-
ness and engineering pro-
fessional to his real estate
clients. Leck will concentrate
his efforts on resort, residen-
tial and commercial proper-
ties. He can be, reached toll
free at 877-512-9366.


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PRESS RELEASE
Bay, Gulf, Holmes and Washington Regional Transportation Area
Partnership Technical Staff Liaison Group Meeting
The Public is invited
A meeting of the Bay, Gulf, Holmes and Washington Regional Transportation Area
Technical Staff Liaison Group has been scheduled for:

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Time: 9:00 am,- 12:00 pm
Location: Ebro Town Hall Meeting Room, 6629 Dogtrack Rd., Ebro
FL. iLocated.at the cornerof SR 79 and SR20) ,
The agenda will include the following items:
1. Review of the Interlocal Agreement creating the Bay, Gulf,.Holmes and
Washington Regional Transportation Area Partnership.
2. Discussion on Regional Transportation Network Maps.
3. Discussion on Regionally Significant Facilities.
4. Discussion on Project Priorities and Selection Criteria.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kathy Ahlen at
(850) 595-8910 x220, or ahlenk@wfrpc.dst.fl.us

We will make reasonable accommodations for access to the public hearing in
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and for language require-
ments 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.























Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
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that promote healthy pines.
Thin dense pine stands. Use prescribed fire.
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A new business with a
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Joe. Pure Design is a family-
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Architural Rendering is
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by showing the finished
building's materials, colors,


landscaping and depth.
"Renderings are the pri-
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"A good artistic interpretation
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The Kents view their role
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Welcomes New Employees
Gulf Coast Electric utility poles and transform-
Cooperative is pleased to ers. Wilson holds a Bachelor
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new employees to its staff. Engineering from Auburn
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Forgotten Gardening


On your mark! Get
ready! Get set!, Whoa!
The first warm pret-
ty weekend we've seen in
some time finally arrived last
week, and I vaguely hear
the sound of fertilizer and
pesticide bags being ripped
open, in unison, all over the
region. Weekend garden-
ers know that it is time to
do 'something' in the yard,
and fertilizing the plants to
make them grow bigger/
faster/healthier seems the
logical place to
begin. But there is
a lot of mystery
surround-


and even the most seasoned
gardeners ask questions,
every year, about what is the
best 'formula' to use.
This 'formula', of course,
refers to the standard nitro-
gen, phosphorus, and potas-
sium mixture that comprises
most bags of fertilizer. My
standard answer has been to
assure people that any fertil-
izer is better than nothing at,
and since most fer- til-
izer mixtures con-
tain the three basic
elements, they
shouldn't get too
hung up on whether
the numbers are


8-8, or 6-6-6. It is all the
same stuff, I tell them, with a
little more active ingredients
in the bag of 10-10-10, and
a little more filler in the bag
of 6-6-6.
Imagine my surprise,
then, when I picked up a
year-old trade magazine and
read a quote by one of the
leading plant researchers in
the state which advised: "If
you can't use the correct
fertilizer, you are better off
not fertilizing at all." Ouch!
Proof, once again, that I am
not as smart as I think I
am!
Knowing that the state-
ment came from Dr. Tim
Broschat, a professor from
the University of Florida who
is renowned for his study
of palm trees, I wondered
wheth- er I have
S b e en
offering
bad advise
all this time. I
felt a little better after
realizing he had been
speaking to profession-
al growers and arbor-
ists in the setting of
the Great Southern
Tree Conference,
a yearly Big Deal
event of learning


and networking for those in
the business. Dr. Broschat
knows a thing or two about
soil nutrients, and I would
not be the one to second
guess him. But I assume
he was speaking of fertilizing
(or not) containerized nurs-
ery plants, in which case I
would completely agree with
him.
I did learn something
new, and this I will pass
along now. Palm trees do
not benefit from fertilizer for-
mulated for lawns, but lawns
will do just fine with fertilizer
formulated for palm trees.
This is because the palms
need a higher percentage of
potassium than nitrogen.
Turf fertilizers commonly
use -a high percentage of
nitrogen and a low percent-
age of potassium, and coat
the nitrogen with a water
insoluble ingredient to make
it release more slowly into
the ground. The potassium,
which has no such coat-
ing, is quickly used up by
the plant, or leaches through
the soil. The excess, slow-
release nitrogen encourages
the palm to grow more, but
there is not sufficient potas-
sium present to support the
new growth. The end result
is that the new growth has to
'borrow' its potassium from
the palm's older leaves, and
this results in an overall yel-
lowing of the plant. Another


common nutrient deficien-
cy of palms in our area is
magnesium, and it, too will
rob this element from older
leaves in order to support
new growth.
Coastal soil tends to be
very alkaline, and this pH
imbalance makes the min-
eral manganese unavailable
to palms. This, too, can be
corrected with proper fertil-
izing, but care should be
taken to provide manganese
in a sulphate form to acidify
the soil. A palm with man-
ganese deficiency will have
'frizzle top,' with the new-
est leaves appearing small-
er than normal, frizzled, or
scorched.
All this sounds a lot more
complicated than it is, and
keeps good gardeners ask-
ing good questions. It isn't
too hard to find 'palm spe-
cial' blends of fertilizer which


contain trace elements, a
balance of fertilizer ingredi-
ents which is approximately
'2:1:3 1 (the extra number is
for magnesium), and has all
ingredients coated in slow-
release form. Since turfgrass
and shrubs will be perfectly
happy with this formula;
use a palm special blend on
everything within 30 feet of
your palm trees. Always fol-
low instructions on the label,
and feed your palms at least
three times per year.
Healthy plants look far
better in the landscape than
unhealthy ones, no mat-
ter what you might have
paid for either one initially.
Understanding the nutri-
tional needs of your plants
will go a long way towards
keeping them healthy and
pest free., Ask the questions.
Do the research. Then, go do
'something' for your yard.


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Cell phone use on base
Effective immediately, all
Airmen, family members and
visitors operating a vehicle
on Tyndall are required to
pull over or use a hands-free
device to talk on a cellular,
phone. Both military mem-
bers and civilians who violate
the regulation will receive
three points against their
on-base driving record, and
military members could face
non-judicial punishment.
Air Show
Tyndall Air Force Base
officials will host "Thunder
Over the Gulf," the Gulf
Coast Salute 2006 Air Show
and Open House, April 22
and, 23. This year's event
will be highlighted by the
United States Air Force
Thunderbirds, the service's
premier aerial demonstra-
tion'team. To see how this
year's Gulf Coast Salute is
shaping up.
'Controlled Burns
The 325th Fighter Wing
Natural Resources officials


conduct controlledburns 1!
periodically through-
out the year for environ-
mental 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 burns in order to
grow. For additional infor-'
mation about the controlled
burn program on base, call
the Natural Resources office
at (850) 283-2822.'
Pharmacy closed March 6
The Tyndall Satellite
Refill Pharmacy will be tem-
porarily closed for approxi-
-mately three months begin-
ning March 6 for renovation.
During this time refill phar-
macy services will be pro-
vided at the Tyndall Clinic's
"Information Desk" located
on the first floor of Bldg. 1465
in the glass atrium near the


front door.
Refill pick-up times are
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and closed
on weekends and holidays.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at
10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:
1. Approve Minutes February 21, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval William Comforter & Wayne Rowlett Timberlands at White City Parcel ID #02816-OOOR
6.82 acres in Section 1, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 21 unit
development subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
3. Preliminary Plat Approval Gulf Pines, LLC a subdivision Parcel ID #03323-165R- 40.29 acres in Section 32,
Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 49 unit development subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
4. Preliminary Plat Approval Coastal Pines, LLC Cottages at Coastal Pines a subdivision Parcel ID #03323-
170R 40.07 acres in Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 43
unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
5. Preliminary Plat Approval White City Partners, LLC Wimico Place Parcel ID #02852-OOOR 5.86 acres in
Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 18 unit development subject
to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
6. Preliminary Plat Approval Forgotten Coast Development Company, LLC Waterford Village Parcel ID
#03500-OOOR, 03477-OOOR 102 acres in Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida
a maximum 185 unit'development subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
7. Preliminary Plot Approval BJ Heard & Chris King Baywoods Parcel ID #06230-OOOR -4.5 acres in Sec-
tion 25, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida.- a maximum 18 unit development subject to
all Federal, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
8. Preliminary Plat Approval Gulf to Bay Construction & Developnient Mimosa Subdivision Parcel
ID #00713-01 OR- 10.05 acres in.Section 18, Township 5 South, Range 9 West; Gulf County, Florida
a maximum 30 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, stated and
unstated. r
9. Preliminary PlatApplicdtion Gulf County, LLC. Mill Ridge Parcel ID #01514-050R- 9.63 acres in Section
2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 15 unit development subject to all
Federal, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
10. Preliminary Plat Approval William J. Rish a subdivision Parcel ID #06268-750R 5.06 acres in Section
7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 8 unit development subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
11. Small Scale Land Use Change William J. Smiley Changing 10 acres in Section 3, Township 6 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida From Agricultural to Residential Low Density.
12. Small Scale Land Use Change William J. Smiley- Changing 20 acres for economic development in Section
3, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida From Agricultural to Residential Low Density.
13. Small Scale Land Use Change Gulf Pines, LLC -'Parcel ID #03323-165R Changing 10 acres in Section 32,
Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida From Agricultural to Residential Low Density.
14. Small Scale Land Use Change Coastal Pines, LLC Parcel ID #03323-170R Changing 10 acres in Section
32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida From Agricultural to Residential Low Density.
15. Small Scale Land Use Change- Valencia Land Development Parcel ID #03323-145R Changing 10 acres in
Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida From Agricultural to Residential.Low
Density. I / .
16. Variance Jeffery Lamkin Parcel ID #06345-61 OR & #06345-611R .36 acres in Section 25, Township 8
South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida Construction of walkway to connect two adjacent structures.
17. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
.18. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DO/PDP
19. 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.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION
VELTRY JORDAN
FILE NO.05-90PR
Deceased

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of VELTRY JORDAN,
deceased, File Number 05-90-
PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditqos of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three (3) months after
the date of the first publication
of this notice must file their


claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is February 2006.
Attorney for Personal
Representative: Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Belinda Atchison
Post Office Box 98
3692 Mackey Cove Dr.
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Pensacola, Fl. 32514
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070,
Publish March 2 & March 9

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Jacquelyn Gayle Weiland,
Ohio.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on John
Arthur Weiland whose address
is 2817 Indian Pass Rd., Port
.St. Joe, FL 32456 on or before
3/10/06, and file the original


with the clerk of this Court
at 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Court's office notified
of any current address. (You
must file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings. Dated
2/14/06.
Clerk of Circuit Court.
By Jasmine Hysmith, Deputy
Clerk.
Pubishl: March 2 through
April 6

IN AND FOR THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
MANUEL CASTANEDA,
Plaintiff,
VS.
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I


JOHN DOE, AND ALL PARTIES
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED.
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
PUBLICATION
TO: Ludmilla Frajdlova and
John Doe
Defendant, Ludmilla
Frajdlova whose last known
residence was Slovakia and
Defendant, John Doe whose
residence is unknown if he/
she/they be living; and if he/
she/they be dead, the unknown
Defendant who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trust-
ees and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, or under or
against the Defendants, who are
known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or inter-
est in the property described
below.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Quiet Title, has
been filed against you regarding
the property located at 280 N.
*Canal Drive, Overstreet, Gulf
County, Florida, and more fully
described as follows:
Parcel 1: Commerce
at the SW comer of Sec. 32,
T5S, R11W, and extend a line
Northerly along W line of said
Sec. 32 for 480 ft; then turn
90degrees00' right for 285.5 ft.
to POB. From this POB con-
tinue the line last described
above for 202.5 ft. to the mean
high water line of a bayou; then
turn 57 degrees 48' right along
said mean high water line for
50.0ft then turn 108 degrees
30' right for 182.4 ft; then turn
72 degrees 28' right for 100.0 ft
to the POB. This parcel of land
has an area of 0.3 areas more
or less. It is in the SW /4 of SW
*A of Sect. 32, T5S, R11W at

4>


Overstreet, Gulf County, Fla.
Parcel 2: Commerce at the
SW corner of Sec. 32 for 480.0
ft; then turn 90 degrees 00
right for 285.5 ft; then turn
58degrees 46' right for 100.00
ft to POB. From this POB turn
72 degrees 28' left from the line
last described above for 182.4 ft
to the mean high water line of
a bayou; then turn 50 degrees
36' right along said mean high
water line for 50.0 ft; then turn
112 degrees 17' right for 194.8
ft; then turn 90 degrees 48' right
for 100.0 ft to the POB. This
parcel of land has an area of
0.3 acres, more or less. It is the
SW % of SW 1/ of Sec. 32, T5S,
R11W, Overstreet, Gulf County,
Florida.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to this action on Mel
Magidson, Jr., Petitioner's attor-
ney, whose address is 528 Sixth
Street, P. 0. Box 340, Port St.
Joe, FL 32457, on or before
March 30, 206, and file the orig-
inal with the Clerk of this Court
at Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, either
before service on Petitioner's
attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
Dated this 15th. Day of
February, 2006.
CLERK OF COURT
BY: B.A. Baxter
Deputy Clerk
Publish: Run 2/23, 3/2, 3/9,
3/16
NOTICE
TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0506-17
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any qualified
person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing the
following:
"Elevator Modernization
for Compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act for the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Florida"
Specifications can be
obtained from the Gulf County
Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., room 148,'Port
St. Joe, Florida, 32456 or call-
ing (850) 229-6112. Questions
should be directed to Preble-
Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive,
Port. St. Joe, Florida 32456,
(850) 227-7200.
Please indicate on the enve-
lope YOUR COMPANY NAME,
that this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Proposals, must be turned
in to the Culf C.:unr,n' Clerk's
Office at I :: Costing,
SSr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456, by 5:00
p.m., 'E.T., on Friday, March
10, 2006. Bids will be opened at
this location on Monday, March
13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
Ad #2006-022
Put..;:_. 1.ir. : 2006

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
BID #0506-16
The Gulf County Boaid of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company .:. :,r.rt.:.rau.r. .r.er-
ested in -.r.:' .r- l h r'l:.:.,
Installation of three (3)
separate septic tanks and,
drain fields at the Dead
Lakes Park in Wewahitchka,
FL
Specifications may be
-obtained from the Office of the
Clerk of C.:u,rT :,':,10 CeC.i .G.
Costin, Sr. Br 1 F.:.r t Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112.
Any questions regarding, this
bid should be directed to Road


Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee at (850) 639-2238.
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, March 10, 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,
March 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.,
E.S.T.
The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids
received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Isl Carmen L. McLemore,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Ad #2006-020
Publish: March 2 & 9, 2006
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that
a meeting of The Northwest
Florida Transportation Corridor
Authority will be held on
Thursday, March 16, 2006 at
10:00 a.m. at the Panama City
City Hall, Commission Meeting
Room, 9 Harrison Avenue,
Panama City, FL Any per-
son requiring special accom-
modations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise
the Corridor Authority at least
48 hours before the meeting
by contacting JoAnn Hofstad
at 850-833-9328 or joann.
hofstad@myfloridahouse.gov.
Publish March 9, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION
VERA W. HARRISON
FILE NO. 06-07-PR
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of VERA W. HARRISON,
deceased, File Number 06-07-
PR is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions 'that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications'
of the personal representa-
r; '- er,.,e, or jurisdiction of
tr,,_ C .:urt are required to file
their objections with 'this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy'of this
notice.is served within .three (3)
r.C.:nu7.7 i air ,r. )aIe GA th- 6-r:i
:ubij:ar .:.r. .:I' rh,; rn.:. l.:' m-u :(
ft'di their l,:'-i .';l- rth : -.:.ur
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF -THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF S .R.iCLE :'F .A C.OP-. OF
THIS ',--TICE ii TiTHEr..l
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court


WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is March ,
2006.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
David Williamson
P.O. Box 3
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Holt, Fl. 32542
Publish March 9 & 16, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION
CLARENCE EVAN BROCK
FILE NO. 06-10-PR
Deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of CLARENCE EVAN
BROCK deceased, File Number
05-80-PR is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the"
address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney.are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are reqitired to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF .A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's.
estate on whom a copy of this
notice -is served within three (3)
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST' PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICEE OF A COPY OF
H Ii [i,.-TiCE O-r THE.I.1
All .:.d,.er c.re-dit.,r of the,
decedent and persons having
claims or' demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
.AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION. OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED..
The date of first publication
of this Notice is 2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98 .
Port St. Joe, FL.32457
Florida Bar No. 699070
Peri .',, J Riepr !e eri 'j,.e
Clircrce P., Er.:.r
1'ir. E B6 ..-.:..:.d Ut
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Bainbridge, GA. 39819.
Publish March 9 & 16, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR


GULF COUNTY,FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF File No.:
06-03PR
HARP, SR., ALAN B.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Alan B. Harp, Sr.,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 20, 2005, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THETIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is March 9, 2006.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Bruce H. Gordon
Attorney for Alan B. Harp, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 268917
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick,
LLP
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite
2800
Tampa, Florida 33602
Telephone: (813) 229-7600
Personal Representative:'
Alan B. Harp, Jr.
737 Country Lane
h,:.utor,. Tee a' 77024
SFubLh .1ar,:r,,9 & 16, 2006
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School
Board is accepting bids for metal
trusses, and metal roof panels
on the old Wewahitchka mnainte-
nance building in e., Thi.tchiLa
Florida.
The successful bidder must
pre qualify as a contractor with
the GulfCounty School Board.
The successful bidder must
also comply with tr, .i essica
Lunsford Act which rqure_:i a
level II screening for.all employ-
ees that work at a school site.
Work shall comply with all. state.
& local codes.
Contact Greg Layfield
(Maintenance Coordinator) for
further information at 850-229-
8369 or come by 15b Middle
School Road, port St J.:... FL
32456.
The closing date for bids
is Monday, March 27, 2006.
All t.i s-and pre.qualifu n-g
iirn, ormT.arion r, o,,r be packaged
pse arJ-el .,a d n h.'.,ld be ur--.
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KK: PSJ, 517 4th St.off of
Long Ave Sat. 8-'til, house-
hold tools and computers,
850-227-5920
YARD SALE Fri & Sat,
8a-2p, 215 Charles Ave,
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1140-Happy Ads BEDROOM SET, 5 piece
1150- Personals (not including bed), brand [ 3280
1180 Lost new, country time green MP RAILER
1170- Found with oak trim, $1200 new, DUMP TRAILER duel axle,
asking $500, 227-1932 (2) 24in sides, $3,900
each, New, (1) 36in sides
There are specific Flori- DOUBLE SIDE Jumbo Pil- $3800, used, 3400 Kubota
da Statutes applicable low Plush '& Pillow top Tractor, box blade,
to the sale of dogs and mattress set. New still in $16,500, MF 195 land-
1120 catswithin the stateor plastic list $985 sell $299. scape tractor & trailer
transportated into the 850-528-1422 $16,000 call 850-258-2809
state for the purpose of GIRLS COMPLETE BED-
selling. ROOM SET, twin head-
Announcement board with mattress set,
Anyone wanting to know Please research Flori- dresser & mirror, night I 3300
more about Beach Nour- da Statute 828.29 (Dogs stand, chest of drawers, MOVING SALE blue re-
ishment, please attend the and cats transported or lingerie chest, desk with liner, sofa, with recliner
St. Joseph Peninsula offered for sale; health hutch & chair, off white on both ends, $75 gas tap-
Beach Advisory Commit- requirements; consumer with natural wood top, ping range, $75, upright
tee meeting on Friday, guarantee) before $500. Call 229-9030 after freezer, $70, 229-8770
March 10, 2006 at 1:00 you offer for sale a cat 5pm. ANYTIME
p.m. ET in the Board of or dog. Bidn
County Commissioner's OLDE TOWNE Steel Buildings
Meeting Room in the Rob- ANTIQUE MALL 5 eel B ln
ert M. Moore- Administra- !SPRING FLING! 5 ONLY- 25x30, 30x40,
tion Building located in the 437 Harrison Ave. 40x50, 45x80, Ox 00
Courthouse Complex at qge1L4 garrison ve. MUST MOVE NOW! Sell-
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. 2110 Panama City ing for the Balance Owed.
1000 :Cecil G. Costing, br. 2110 Super sale March 11th 1-800-741-9262, Ext 741
Blvd. in Port St. Joe. For .Satfro s 10a til 8p -800-741-9262, Ext 74
more "information visit o.
www.savethecape.com. NICE Black & whi, .y RATTAN SOFA
i;", ; t ha4 Deer, spa.yed Love eatrand' chair. Ak 3330 --
declawed, ano has all of ing $250. Call 647-8521 :` '
his shots, nice gentle cat AUTO FRY ,Ventless (no
needs a good home, hood needed) Duel basket
nThe Gl Cn t 229-6512 goo hmi'-4 1 deep fryer, $9500 obo.
The Gulf County 229-652 3230 784-8095 or 763-7900.
Tourist 1604 Monument Av SAT. .....
Development *"- ---- March 11 8am-? House-
COnU il hold items; bed linen, toys, /
Council toy box,womens, men and
is now accepting Funding children sized clothing,
Requesi for the 2006-2007 lots morel
fiscal year. Reques- forms
may be picked up at the 1913 CYPRESS AVE.,
TDC office (Robert M. PSJ FRI., SAT..& SUN.
Moore Admin. Bldg.) 'or. March 10th, 11th, & 12th-
you may cEl Paula Rramr. 8am-?? Downsizing- Lots EMPLOYMENT
sey Pickett at 229 7800. A i MERCHANDISE of household items, good
requests need to be 3100 Antiques clothing, & misc items. 4100- Help Wanted
turne intby:s4110 Restaurants/Clubs
Turned in by: 3110-Appliances Classified 4120-Salesrelemarketng
APturne IL 14,2006 3120- Arts & Crafts Cla sified 4130 Employment
5:00pm EST 3130- Auctions can Information
3140 Baby Items yu'r e E
3150 Building Supplies If you're ready
3160 Business
/. \ Equipment to move up or 4100
,. '. 3170 Collectibles are just starting Administrative
3180 Computers Administrative
3190 Electronics out Classified ADMIN ASST., full time for
3200 Firewood can hel construction site field of-
4. 3220 Furnilure ca help yOU fice. Duties include: Re-
3230 Garage/Yard Sales open the door ception, filing, document
S3240 Guns control, Fedex/UPS ship-
3250 Good Things to Eat to home rents, computer skills
PETS &8ANIMAL 3260 Health & Fitness Ownershin (Microsoft Office) Notary a
3270 Jewelry/Clothing plus. 18-24 months dura-
2100- Pets 3280 Machinery/ We've got tion. Business casual
2110 Pets: Free to Equipment properties at dress. Drug Free Work-
2120- et Supes 3290 Medical Equipmen properties a place. Some benefits after
2120 Pet Supplies 3300 Miscellaneous every price, probationary period. Call
2130 Farm Animals/2 3310 Musical Instruments
Supplies 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ with locations 850-227-2200.
2140 Pets/Livestock Supplies
Wanted 3330 RestaurantH tel all over town! Administrative
3340- Sporting Goods And if you're BOOKKEEPER
3350 Tirckets (Buy & aSell) And, i yUOFFICE MGR.
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) planning to Experience &.organization-
al skills required. Books
sell, Classified, set up on Quick Books.
can introduce Send resume to: George
W. Duren @ Duren's
S you to the Piggly Wiggly PO Box 218
market's best Port St.. Joe FI 32457 or
call 229-6031 to set up in-
prospects. terview.

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& Morel For Listings, Call Dan &-Diana 227-8225 oP
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BANK FORECLOSURES! any error in advertisements to a greater extent than
OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY Homes from $10,000 1-3 the cost of the space occupied by the error.
INC cleaning service. Resi- bedrooms available. HUD,
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Pressure washing. Call homes must sell For List- tutes a new ad and new charges.
229-1654. Leave message, ings. Call 1-800-298-5507
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General
NOW HIRING CLEANERS
for upcoming season, at
Century 21. Applications
taken Mon-Fri at Mexico
Beach or Simmons Bayou
Offices No Phone Calls
Please

General
Quality Assurance
Coordinator
Quality Assurance Coordi-
nator is responsible for in-
specting rental properties
to ensure that the proper-
ties are in their best condi-
tion and report any house-
keeping or maintenance
problems. Part time and
full time positions are
available. We offer an ex-
cellent benefits package
for full time employees.
Must work weekends.
Must have reliable mode
of transportation.
Apply in person at:
Resort Vacation Properties
of St. George Island, Inc.
125 West Gulf Beach Dr.
St. George Island, FL

General
SERVICE TECHNICIAN &
HVAC Installer needed im-
mediately for HVAC &
commercial refrigeration,
top pay, insurance bene-
fits, call Emerson Cooling
& Heating, 229-9400

Healthcare
Caring People
Needed
Positions available for
dependable, trustworthy
individuals who enjoy
assisting the elderly. We
offer Companionship and
Home helper services to
the Elderly in Bay County
& surrounding counties.
Come join our team at
Home Instead Senior Care
& help make a difference
in a senior's life. Flexible
schedule with part time
positions are available.
CALL TOLL FREE
1-866-575-1920

JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
a GIS Tech for our GIS
Department. Salary range
is $11.50 $13.50 per hour
based on experience. This
is a full time position with
full benefits. Applications
and a complete job de-
scription are available in
our Human Resources Of-
fice (1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe), or
at www.gulfcountygovern
ment .com .
Applications will be' ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m.,
E.T. on March 15, 2006 at
the Gulf County Human
Resources Office. For
more 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-
tunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer.


Drivers
FULL TIME Delivery per-
sonnel needed, 40hr
week, valid DL, apply in
person at Badcock &
more, 515 Cecil G Costin'
Senior Blvd
Healthcare
MEDICAL OFFICE Seek-
ing Full time, professional
office personnel. Comput-.
er and clerical experience
necessary. Must have ex-
cellent people skills. In-
quiries please contact
850-596-3509 to apply.
Professional
ASSISTANT
PROJECT
MANAGER
St Joe Towns & Resorts'
has been recognized as
the nation's premier devel-,
oper of resort and residen-
tial communities. The St
Joe mission is to plan, de-
velop, build, and operate'
master-planned residential
and resort communities,
by offering real estate ser-.
vices to a broad spectrum
of customers. Currently,
St. Joe Towns & Resorts is'
seeking an Assistant Proj-
ect Manager for the Port' St,
Joe area. The APM will
manage all elements of
business planning, entitle-
ments, planning, design"
and construction of resort
residential communities.
General knowledge of
project management, fea-
sibility analysis, and cost'
benefit analysis are essen-,
tial. Must have excellent,
communication and.
multi-tasking skills. Mini-
mum 4 year degree and 5'
years of combined techni-
cal training and related
project management expe-
rience required. Engi-
neering' or construction
education preferred. Basic
knowledge of Auto CADD
and MS Project a plus. We
offer great pay and an ex-
cellent benefits package.
Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952, email to re-
becca.standige@)joe.com
or visit careers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employment
Drug Screening Required
Professional
CLOSING
COORDINATOR
WindMark Beach Sales
Center in Port St Joe is
seeking a Closing Coordi-
nator. Individual should
have previous real estate
closing and.title work ex-
perience. Attention to de-
tail and the ability to han-
dle multiple tasks in a
fast-paced environment re-
quired. We offer great pay
and an excellent benefits
package.
Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
rebecca.standige(joe.
com or visit careers.joe.
corn to submit an online
application & resume.
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employment
Drug Screening Required


Administrative Drivers General
LEGAL CDL DRIVERS JOIN A WINNING
SUNBELT ENVIRONMEN- TEAM Pristine Pool's is
ASSISTANT TAL, INC. a rapidly grow- currently accepting ap-
ing waste hauling and dis- r f a full time
Apply today for this imme- psal company is seeking plications for a full time
diate and exciting opportu- qualified CDL drivers with pool cleaner. Salary
nity with The St Joe Com- safe work. histories to fill based on experience.
pany! We are currently positions in Panama City Apply at 408 Garrison
seeking a legal assistant Beach, Fl. A
to provide administrative Avenue, Port St. Joe.
support in Port St Joe. Ex- *Competitive pay
perience with contracts a -Retirement plan General
plus! Candidate must be a *Company paid health & Maintenance
highly organized profes- dental insurance Desk Assistant
signal and have a min of .Paid vacations Assis
1-2 years of legal experi- *Minimum 45 hours a Maintenance Desk Assis-
ence. We offer great pay week tant shall be the center of
and an excellent benefits *Sign-On bonus communications between
package. Do not miss out guests, maintenance me-
on this opportunity to work Fax work history to chanics and vendors in a
for one of Florida's best, (251)967-4592 or call fast-paced vacation rental
employers (251)968-7455 or toll free company. Good telephone
(877)780-9699 and organizational skills
Please fax your resume to are a must. We offer an ex-,
850-229-7952, email to re- Drivers cellent benefits package
becca.standige~joe.com er for full-time employees.
or visit careers.joe.com to CLASS "A" CDL Must work weekends.
submit an online applica- CONTRACTORS Apply In person at:
tion & resume. Age 23+/1 year T/T Resort Vacation Propeties
Equal Opportunity Em- Experience/ Clean MVR of St. George Island, Inc.
player Pre-Employment Call 251-990-5577 125 West Gulf Beach Dr..
Drug Screening Required St. George Island, FL
Drivers
DRIVER TRAINEES General
Administrative NEEDED NOW! No ex- OPS
MATURE Individual with a perience required. Werner St. George Island State
working knowledge of Enterprises has immediate Park is now accepting ap-
quickbooks, Word Proces- openings for entry-level plications for OPS Employ-
sing, Spreadsheets, and semi drivers. Our avg. Driv- ment. This position' is re-
has a pleasant phone ers earn more than $36k sponsible for providing vis-
voice and disposition. Full first year. 60% of our driv- itor services, cash register
time position for combine ers get home night- operations, .daily. .financiaL
secretary, reception, and ly/weekly. 15-day CDL reports, and giving tours to
.bookkeeper for a local training available in your the public at John Gorrie
growing company. Send area. Call, -today Museum and Orman
resume to: RO. Box 602, 1-866-280-5309 House State Park. This Po-
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or sition requires working a
Fax to: 850-227-3140. DRIVERS rotating schedule. Pay rate
USA is $9.00/Hourly.
Administrative Readymix Concrete Submit State of Florida
RECEPTIONIST for Ship- Now hiring CL A&B CDL SApplation to:d
yard, must have MS Word, Readymix Drivers. Excel- St. George Island
Excel,and good communi- -ent wages and Benefits. State Park, Dept. of
cation skills. Call $500 Sign on BonusI USA Environment Protection
850-2299300 is an EOE. 850-670-5740 ,Attn: Tony Tlndell
850-229-9300 is an EE. 850-670-5740 1900 East Gulf Beach Dr.
St George Island FL 32328
General Any Questions, Please call
Administrative BAYSIDE 850-653-9347
Receptionist LUMBER & CLOSING PATE
Office Assistant BUILDING 5pm on Thurs,, 3/9/06
Company seeking a per- DEP is an
.sonable, dependable, SUPPLY EEO/AA Employer
highly motivated person Now taking applications
able to multi-task and work for the following posi- General
well under pressure. Must tions: PART-TIME CUSTODIAL
be, professional in appear- *Inside sales/stocking POSITION AVAILABLE.
ance and demeanor and *Millwork delivery driver The Gulf County Health
have pleasant telephone We offer great pay & Department has one (1)
etiquette. Good communi- benefits package. Apply opening for a Part-Time
cation and computer skills in person to: Custodian in its
are a midst. Applicants Bayside Lumber Wewahitchka Branch.
may fax resume to: 516 first St. Twenty (20) hours per
850-639-9756 or mail re- Port St. Joe, FL week @$8.00 per hour.
sume to: PO Box 1393, Fingerprinting and Emer-
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or General agency Duties Required.
call 850-639-4200. Caring People OPS Position, no benefits
assigned. For more infor-
Needed mation, contact Lesia
Domestic Positions available for Hathaway at (850)
South Gulf dependable, trustworthy 227-1276, ext. 149. Refer
County individuals who enjoy to Requisition Number
County assisting the elderly. We 64923055. An Equal Op-
Early Childhood Center offer Companionship and portunity/Affirmative Action
seeking qualified teachers. Home helper services to Employer. Apply at:
This position will observe the Elderly in Bay County peoplefirst.myflorida.com
and enhance the develop- & surrounding counties, for assistance, contact:
ment of infants and tod- Come join our team at People i First at
dlers within the Early Head Home Instead Senior Care 877-562-7287
Start classrooms, as well & help make a difference
as model appropriate in a senior's life. Flexible General
caregiving skills for par- schedule with part time enDNTIAL
cents and peers. Must be at positions are available. RESIDENTIAL
least 18 years of age and CALL TOLL FREE SALES
possess a minimum of an 1-866-575-1920 You'll work with
Associate degree or a homeowners to inspect &
CDA. Must also have the General identify the 'need for servic-
willingness, to further JOB NOTICE es, and build your busi-
education, OR currently ness in Panama City. We
enrolled in an Associate
degree program. The Gulf County Board of seek professional, driven
NFCD, Inc. County Commissioners is cosers with sales experi-
Attn: Sebrina McGIII accepting applications for ence. You'll also need a
PO Box 38 two full-time Mosquito clean driving record, and
Wewahitchka FL 32465 Sprayers. Starting salary pre-screen drug & back-
(850)639-5080 10, Fax is $10.35 per hour. This is ground checks. We offer
639-4173; a bargaining unit (Union) first year earning potential
Sebrinaaheadstartnf.org position with full benefits to $35K, comprehensive
EOE/M-F-7-4/DFW Applications and a corn- paid training & outsand-
plete job description are ing benefits.
available in our Human Re-
Driver sources Office (1000 Cecil Please apply In person at
CDL CLASS B or BET- G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port 1337 W. 19th St.,
TER local hauling. Exp. St. Joe), or at w l Panama City,FL32405
only. 850-229-6018 Call countygovemment.com At Terminix, you'll find an
Mon-Fri a-p E Applications will be ac- environment that is built
D/F/W/P cepted until 5:00 p.m., around your success.. Our
E.T. on March 10, 2006 at career paths & training
the Gulf County Human programs can help you
DRIVERS Resources Office. For advance as far as you
An EARN-AS-YOU-LEARN more information, please want. That is' if you're a
Career! contact Human Resources motivated person with ex-
England Transport Director Denise Manuel at ceptional sales & cus-
now offers (850),229-5335. tomer service skills who's
On-the-job CDL Training ready to join a Fortune 500
No credit check Gulf County enforces a leader. From here, your
No co-signers Drug-Free Workplace Poll- potential could take you
No down payment! cy and is an Equal Oppor- anywhere.
Toll-Free tunity/ Affirmative Action TERMINIX
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4100
Drivers
WANTED FOR LOCAL
COMPANY. Home every
night. 1 year ex. Clean
MVR. Class A & B license.
$300 Sign- On -Bonus af-
ter 90 Days. 769-9136
Hospitality
EL GOVERNOR MOTEL
in Mexico Beach is now
taking applications in
housekeeping. Weekend
work a must. We are a
drug free workplace. Apply
Monday through Friday in
person at the motel.
Hospitality
HELP WANTED IN Tou-
can's gift shop. Please
come by for application or
call 648-5861
Professional
DEVELOPMENT
MANAGER

St Joe Towns & Resorts
has been recognized as
the nation's premier devel-
oper of resort and residen-
tial communities. St Joe's
mission is to plan, devel-
op, build, and operate
master-planned residential
and resort communities,
by offering real estate ser-
vices to a broad spectrum
of customers. St Joe
Towns & Resorts currently
has an opening for a De-
velopment Manager to
oversee varied and dy-
namic projects in the Port
St Joe area. BS in Civil En-
gineering/Building Con-,
struction or '10 years in'
Site Work Development re-
quired. Certification in
NPDES is a must. This po-
sition requires extensive
experience with contracts,
cost estimating, budget
tracking, scheduling, plat-
ting and knowledge of MS
Excel, Word, Project and
AutoCAD;

Please fax your resume' to
850-229-7952, e-mail to re-
becca.standigeajoe.com
or visit careers.joe.com to
submit, an online applica-
tion & resume.
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employment
Drug Screening Required
Professional
MARKETING
COORDINATOR

St Joe Towns & Resorts
has an exciting opportunity
in Port St Joe for a Market-
ing Coordinator who has
great organizational skills
and is comfortable in an
extremely fast paced and
dynamic environment. The
Marketing Coordinator is
responsible ior marvreirin.
material prcduc.iion., e.er- i
coordinating, and depart-
mental support. Qualified
candidates will have at
least 1-2 years of market-
ing experience and a
Bachelors degree in Mar-
keting, Communications or
related 'field. We offer great
pay and, an excellent ben-
efits package.

Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952, email to re-
becca.standige5joe.com
or visit careers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.,
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer *Pre- Employment
Drug Screening Required
The Gulf
County Board
Of County
Commissioners
Accepting applications for
Sone full-time Laborer for
our Road Department.
Starting salary is $10.35
per hour. This is a,bar-
gaining' unit (Union) 'posi-
tion with full benefits. Ap-
plications and a complete
S job description are availa-
ble in our Human Re-
sources Office (1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. .Joe); or at
www.aulfcounty
government.com Applica-
tions will be accepted until
5:00 p.m., E.T. on March
17, 2006 at the Gulf Coun-
ty Human Resources Of-
fice. For more information,
please contact Human Re-
sources Director Denise
Manuel at (850) 229-5335.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free.Workplace Poli-
cy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer.


4100
Management
WANTED:
Affiliates & Agents
100% Commission
Prestige Properties &
Resorts, LLC.
Destin, Florida
Call Alan Thomas at
850.240.2340 or E-mail:
alanndestinoearthlink.
net
PLUMBERS Helper & ex-
perience plumbers, will
train, paid vacation & holi-
days, Starting pay $9/hr,
639-5227 for application
Professional
NOW ACCEPTING appli-
cations for the position of
REALTOR. Ideal candidate
should be licensed FL Re-
'altor, have a valid DL. If in-
terested, contact us today
at: 850-227-1111.
ROOFERS
WANTED
Call 850-229-6859.
Trades
ENTRY LEVEL Position,
with new telecom con-
struction company serving
the St. Joe area. Must be
hard worker, shovel work
req'd etc. Starting pay is
$8.50/hr. Please '.call
850-638-0304
Trades
FLORIDA
Panhandle
NEEDS ELECTRICIANS
for..large commercial proj-
ect. Must have minimum. 3
years experience. Top pay
and benefits. DFWP/EOE
800-330-9531
Trades
GILLMAN MARINE is now
Hiring a Lead Fiberglass
Laminator, with experience
in boat building. Salary
DOE. Bonuses and Vaca-
tions available. Call for.
nrore inforniaton 763-7710
2311 First Plaza, PC 32401
-Trades
PAINTERS needed, Start-
ing at $10/hr, call Paul with
Performance Painting 850-.
227-5910, transportation a
must
Trades
PLUMBERS & HELPERS
needed for re:i,'e-niiai .:...r,
struction. Sgr, Or, Brnuul'
Call 850-231-1473
Trades
WELCO
Craftsmen, Inc.
I 1-800-485-5221
Marine Pipe Welders
Needed. Must Weld
C.C. Tig and
90/10 CuNi
Work in Virginia ,
Per Diem 'and
Job Completion
Bonus



DOCKSIDE CAFE Now
Hiring ALL POSITIONS.
APPLY IN PERSON, Port
St. Joe Marina.
TOUCANS RESTAURANT
is, now hiring all positions.
Full *and part-time. Call for
an appointment 648-4301.


4120

Liberty
National Life
is looking for upwardly
mobile people to fill
Insurance Sales posi-
tlons. Fringe benefits
package, .two retirement
funds, health insurance,
paid vacation, conven-
tion trips and more. No
experience necessary.
On-the-job training. Re-
quirements: integrity,
good work ethic, and
the desire to earn $50K
+ per year. Contact .
Hines Robertson
763-6629 EOE


4130
A FUN JOB Immediate
openings to travel U.S. A.
with co-ed group. On-job
paid training. Daily cash
advances. Hotel/trans. fur-
nished. Must be 18 or old-
er, be outgoing & have a
great, attitude. Don't delay,
start today. 1 (877)
686-9436


4130
Clerical
Administrative
Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
lous Government Positions
Available. Homeland Se-
curity, Law Enforcement,
Wildlife and more. Call 7
days.
1-800-320-9353, Ext 2139
ENGINEERING PROFES-
SIONALS are in Demand!
Don't get a "Monster"
headache looking for more
pay; Post your resume
FREE on DegreedJobs.
com Log on to www.
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FLEXIBLE HOME DATA
ENTRY WORK, $420/part
time, $800+/full time per
week. No Experience Nec-
essary. Computer re-
quired. 1-800-920-7441.
MISS YOUR FAMILY?
Working Too Much For
Too Little? Executive Level
Income From Home.
l -800-382-0859 Ext 2825.

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BUSINESS & FINANCIAL
5100 Business
Oppolunllies
5110 Money la Lend


100 oo
FRANCHISE LEVEL
EARNING
Without the headaches.
No franchise fee, no roy-
alties. Call
800-359-8336 ext. 2480

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quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
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with BEFORE investing.
Retail
SCALLOP COVE B.R is
now hiring for cashier posi-
tions. Located at 4310.
Cape San Bias Road. Must
be honest, dependable
and have transportation.
Must also enjoy working
with .public. Starting pay is
$9/hr. Apply in person or
contact Jill Davis at
227-1573
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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
6100 Business/
Commercial
6110- Apartments
6120 -'Beach Rentals
6130 Conde/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



600 SQ. FT. Commercial
office space on Hwy. 98. In
the heart of Mexico Beach.
647-2570 ,


America's

Mini Storage


(850)229-8014


CAPE SAN BLAS, Bay
.View home w/500' dock.
Walk to Beach Park.
3BR/2BA on St. Joe Bay,
nicely furn. or unfurn. CH/A
W/D large decks, covered
parking. Long term
$1595/mo or short term
avail. Call 227-1410
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 AREA-
3 br, 2 full baths Dou-
blewide, only. 4 miles from
beach, all appliances,
CH&A, pets negotiable.
$850 mo., 1st and last
month's rent. 647-5722.
MEXICO BEACH for lease
No smoking/pets, 3br/2ba
furnished mobile home
with deck, dishwasher,
fridge, washer & dryer,
CH/A. $900. mo +" util's.
Call 803-604-0289


I 6170
2BR/1BA, Clean no
smoking/pets $600/mo +
$500 dep. 112 Bay St. PSJ
Beach,. Call 850-271-3700
VERY NICE 2BR, 1BA,
furn'd, w/CH/A on outskirts
of Wewa. Util's furn'd. $675
,mo, $675 dep. 648-5905
r"


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

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE on Reid Ave.,
2400SF, 2500/mo Call
850-227-7252

BEACH

STORAGE
Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach

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
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1BR CLOSE TO TOWN,
Dogwood Terrace Apart-
ments, 808 Woodward
Ave. PSJ, 850-227-7800


6130
2BR/2.5BA UNFUR-
NISHED TH W/D & refrig.
unobtructive view of the
Gulf $1100 per month +.
secuirty and utilities Call
850-648-5449




2 BR 2 BA COTTAGE Lo-,
caida only blocks from
e,-ai in Beacon Hill'area.
1 .0 a month with deposit.
Call GCPS @ (850)'
229-2706 for details.
2 BR 2 BA on BEACON
HILL 3 blocks from the
beach. $750 a month with
deposit. Call GCPS @
(850)229-2706 for more
info.
3 BR 2 BA MH with fire-
place, on very large lot,
large screen in porch,
utility shed, side by side
refrigerator, gas stove &
dishwasher, located just 2
blocks from the water, call
850-227-5301
3 BR, 1 BA in PSJ remod-
eled,washer/dryer, ch&a.,
dishwasher. $800 per
month. 651-325-7731
3BR/1BA, 1613 Marvin
Ave. $965/mo. +1 mo dep
in advance..No smoking
Call 770-546-0453 or
770-833-8586
4BR/3.5BA in ground
swimming pool. Located in
Wewahitchka, $1200/mo.
First, last and sec. deposit
required 850-639-4200


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OPEN HOUSE
410 5th Street
MEXICO BEACH, FL
(4 blocks to beach)
SAT. & SUN.
March 18 & 19
10:00am-12:OON
OVERSIZED LOT, 110x
121.46x116.28xl 48.84.
Beautiful Beach Home,
1615sf, corner lot, house is
4 yrs old, 4 BRs, 2 baths,
screen room, 16x24 recre-
ation room/ quest room.,
Outside shower and deep
well, 12x20 Boat & Storage
covering unit. Ready for
the summer and family
and quests; will sleep
many. You will be sur-
prised how many family &
friends will visit.
PORT ST. JOE 3BR/1BA
home on two lots, three
blocks from St. Joe Bay.
Hardwood and ceramic tile
floors along with
tongue-in-groove *wood
walls and ceilings. Home
warranty. $269K. Bonita
Thompson, REALTOR
850-340-1072, ERA
Neubauer Real Estate, Inc.
PORT ST. JOE Charming
2 BR 1 BA Old Florida
Style Cottage on a corner
lot 3 blocks from gulf. 2
lots total 94'x150' $269,500
+, $150K for extra lot.1
$399K for all. 307 12th .St.
Call 850-227-4320.
ST JOE BAY,101. Allen
Memorial,, prime location,
1 house to Bay, facing
Centiniel Park, 4Br/3Ba,
split BR plan, Ig. living/
dining with separate family
room, sun room over-
looking private deck in pri-
vate fenced backyard.
Easy to see, 772-285-7582
or 772-7817229


|-- 7110
DISTRESS SALE, Laguna
Beach, Panama City
Beach, FL, one or two lots
or both, approximately
63x110feet, could have
gulf view from 2nd/3rd
floor, adjacent lot @
$235K each, these $199K
each or 385K both; OBO,
Call 570-760-4907
GULF FRONT CONDO
Cape San Blas. 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
on great lot, Beacon Hill,
Happy Shack, 9111 Hwy
98, 2br/1ba,: $895K, listed
fsbo.com, ID#79739,. or
call 478-808-6834
HWY C30A GULF FRONT
Fully furnished 3BR/3BA
completely updated, in
summer -of 2005. Gulf
Front master suite. Open
kitchen, dining, and living
room with lots *of glass.
Home warranty.
Owner/agent. Bonita
Thompson, Realtor,
850-340-1072, ERA
Neubauer Real Estate, Inc.
MEXICO BEACH- 4th St.
3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv-
ing room w/vaulted ceiling.
Jenaire Grill. Wraparqund
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.
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


I


7110 z
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
OCEAN VIEW, 1/4 acres
site, with- pool at Indian
Pass, $399,000, terms
possible, 262-249-0317,
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 2 acres, outside shed.
Near Wetappo Creek,
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
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.'
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.
WONDERFUL HOUSE
only 25 steps to beach.,
Tucked away on Circle Dr,
Mexico Beach. Off beaten
path and very private.
House has very large
rooms and several gather-
ing. places such as Florida
room, Living room, Pool
room and den. Great
house for entertaining!
Magnificent view of Cape
San Bias: Natalie Shoaf
850-227-4355, Cenlury 21,
Gulf Coast Really Inc.
www.natalieshoaf.com/sw



2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great possibilities for multi-
family, 183ft. unobstructed
Bay View. City oaizr &
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.
MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98
re -ra1 Commercial- Der,.n
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 BLAS 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 850-648-57671.



990 ACRES + or North
Henry County. Outstand-
ing investment property
with significant timber val-
ue. Excellent deer and tur-
key with '"food plots,
streams and very private
with cabin. Other timber.
and recreational properties
with excellent wildlife avail-
able. Murphy Realty.LLC.
Abbeville Alabama. call
888-545-9205
APPROX
5.18 Acres
Can possibly be divided
into 1/2 acre lots, Over-
street area, Sunshine
Farms Subdivision
Call William Wittington
819-2004
ERA Neubauer RE
BY OWNER 4 ACRES, 4
miles South of Wewa on
Hwy 71. Storage sheds,
water, & elec. Blueberry
bushes, pecan trees, &
other fruit trees. Great lo-
cation to build on! $110K
Owner Financing with 20%
down. Call 648-5905
HARLEY DAVIDSON DR.
Overstreet. Looking for a
1/2 acre to 1 acre of land,
high, & dry, price-reduced
Call Janice Brownell, Par-
ker Realty 648-5777 or
227-6796


S 7150
2 LOTS IN WEWA 170 Ivy
St. Lands Landing.$70,000
call for more information
850-639-2699 or 639-4231
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
OCEAN PLANTATION,
Premier Residential subdi-
vision in Mexico Beach.
This lot is being offered at
$15,000 lower than any
other lot in the
develpoment at only
$235,000. Subdivision will
have a sidewalk to the
beach, pool, clubhouse,
covenants and restrictions
that will insure it stays a
premier development on
Mexico Beach. Call
850-819-0833
REDUCED, ST JOE
BEACH 75x180, cleared,
ready to build, $175,000,
850-647-3679, leave mess.

RURAL LAND
For Sale
Where inland meets the
Gulf of Mexico- deep in
Florida Hill Country. It's
Old Florida at its best.
Live oaks and long-
leafs, fields and pines,
rivers and bays. Land in
Northwest Florida for
your own farm, ranch or
homestead. .Multiple
lifestyle opportunities.
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.


.WSTJOE


SOUTHGATE Subdivision,
91'x123ft lotfor sale,' ask-
;rg. $129000, Please call
850.3401 321
ST JOE BEACH Magnolia
Bluff Subdiv. Very desira-
ble, approximately 76x142'
'lot. Paved .roads, New Or-
leans style .lighting, ribbon
cuffling, brick entry, flood
z.:.ne X. $229,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-648-5767. '
ST. JOE BEACH Beacon
By The Sea. Vacant Lot.
Luxury retirement living.
Many amenities includ-
ed. $395,000. Joan Love-
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
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
ST. JOE BEACH Magellan
St., 2nd block, 75x150 lot,
$259,900. By -Owner, call
850-648-5052.
WEWAHITCHKA, .1.6 ac-
res, Commercial, Hwy 71
N, Owner Realtor, $80,000,
850-258-5022



CANAL LOT, 100x100 1
Block from HWY 77 and
Bay, Southport, (Panama
City, FL) on older Canal,
needs dreadging,' great in-
vestment opportunity,
$199K. adjacent lot selling
for $299,000 570-760-4907
DEEP WATER LOT, wilj
accommodate large boat.
Fanning Bayou, Panama
City Beach area, below
market 570-760-4907 ,
MEXICO BEACH CANAL
3BR/3BA townhouse Boat
dock & slip. Pool access,
Gulf view. Fully furnished.
Beach side of Hwy 98.
Home warranty. Owner/
agent. Bonita Thompson,
Realtor, 850-340-1072,
ERA Neubauer Real Es-
tate, Inc
To Place An Ad
in The Times
Clas'sifieds
Call
(850) 747-5020
or
1 (800) 345-8688


7180
231.56 Acres
Lowndes Co., Al. Hunt-
ing/recreation/investment
tract. +/- 88 acres of 18 yr
old pine in CRP +/- 75 ac-
res natural pine/hardwood.
$1950/AC
271 Acres
Butler Co., Al. Tim-
ber/recreation/investment
tract. 8-10 yr old planted
pines, hardwood 'bottoms.
2 Creeks. $1890/AC

304 Acres
Lowndes Co., AI. Open
fields, pine plantation,
hardwoods & creeks.
Paved road frontage.
$1650/AC
68 Acies
Lowndes Co., Al. Hunt-
ing/recreation tract
w/hardwood drains &
open fields. $1790/AC


UNITED
COUNTRY
LAND CRAFTERS
(334) 277-65dl1
www.thelandcrafters.com








AUTOMOTIVE, MARINE
RECREATIONAL
8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
8160- Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210,- Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
Supplies
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/0ff Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes



8110
BUICK 92', Lesabre,.moth-
er & daughter owners,
NC, cruise control, electric
seats & mirrors, good gas,
mileage & drives-very well,
$2500, 227-4721, or' 229-
6972
COUGAR '91 XR7 every-
Ir nin wOr out engine.
May be- aile to find engine
for buyer. No' rust, great
body. Rare 5 speed. First
$500 ; Call Alex at
850-229-8914




SUZUKI '87 -
SAMAURI Convertible,
$950 obo. 227-4320




1 Month Free
Boat/ RV Storage
To The 1st 40 Customers.
At Port Sft Joe, next to the
public ramp, on St. Joseph
Bay. NO MORE TOWING-
24 hours access. Secured
fenced location. Store on
your trailer outside at $3/ft.
or in' our 28,200sf, full
sprinklered dry storage
building at $7/ft. Reserve
your spot Now! Facility to
be completed in 30 days.
First Come, First Served.
Contact Mike@ 850-527-
7518 or Email:.eugene@
raffieldfisheries.com
MARAGE 1981 27' Sail-
boat performance cruiser,
steering wheel, roller furl-
ing, yanmardiesel, $9,500
Call 404-218-0077


1 8220
89 & 91 YAMAHA Jet skis
500 & 650cc, with double
trailer. New batteries, new
tires, low hours. All for
$3400, 227-9500


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


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



2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
35 'K negotiable.
850 7 6 2 3 2 5 2
www.forsalebyowner.com/
20589028
3 BR 2 BA brick, excellent
neighborhood, just been
renovated w/ many extras,
1400 1'00 850-227-1932
3 BR 2 BA large screened
back porch, of 6 acres of
land, with 3 ponds
850-639-2100
4 BR 2 BA 1440 sq. ft.
Front deck, Rear screen
porch. Landscaped in '05.
Newly redecorated. 1994
DW. $260K 478-230-8178
Anxious Sellerl
BY OWNER 1914 16th St.
2 years old, 3Br/2Ba, Bo-'
nus Room, metal roof,
vynil siding 11/ lot, Dead
end rod $339,OPO Call
229-1487
GULFAIRE private beach,
pool, tennis, 3br/2ba,
brick, dbl garage, hur
shutters, jacuzzi, many ex-
tras, $350K, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-647-2473
I WILL SELL BY
AUCTION
the following property: 2
BR 1 BA Mobile Home
Son 75'x150' lot located in
2nd block from the
beach. Auction will be
held on site at 242
Pineda Street, St. Joe
Beach on Saturday,
March 11th, at 2pm. Buy
this property@ 40-50%
below market price.
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 blks from
bch., furn. too 'much to
mention $435k call
386-299-1871 Drive by 230
Bailey Ln.






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ho/cold outdoor shower, beiautifl landscaping. Cypress
paneling, floor to ceiling windaos, large bedrooms,
plenty of room for boat parking and talking distance to
the beach! All this for only $299.000


patio homes, and recreation facilities, There is an assist-
ed li ing facility and therapy center that are satffed and
operation. Get in during the early stages of development.
SFrotm $149,900 to $200,000


ances, Boat dock and llft. Lanai overlooking the canal
w/more covered decking for those outdoor panics!
Beautiful low maintenance tropical landscaping. You
get it al witi this house Asking $885,000


Office: (850)648-8700
Sally Childs: (850)899-4175


Mary Blackburn: (850)896-5222
Zach Childs: (850)819-0833


Location, Location! one block from the beach! Extra
large lot. 3bd/2bath mobile horne in good condition.
Buy as an investmentlvacation retreat, rental, or future
homesite. Asking $319,000


11116THSt
First block from the water! Three bed/one bath concrete
block home in good condition just steps from the beau-
tiful beaches of Mexico Beach. Large bedrooms/large
bath, fenced in yard, carport, central heat/air. Great
rental, investment, or vacation retreat!!! $475,000


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4BR/2BA This is beautiful home with a large master
suite, oversized garage, granite countertops, all stain-
less appliances, oversized garage, and an open floor
plan. Located in a quiet neighborhood with underground
utilities and 1/2 acre lots. Easy walking distance to the
'beach, city park and city tennis courts. Built with 2x6
studs and pre-wired for pool filter, landscaping lights
and alarm system. Transferrable termite bond. Priced
to sell quickly call Sally or Zach today to take a look
inside. $395,000


2503 B Hwy. 98
Fantastic views from this extra large beautiful town-
house located on the beachside of thlie highway with Gulf
view balconies on each floor. Huge bedroom on the third
floor. Comes completely furnished and equipped ready
to move into or immediately put on the rental program.
Less than 250 feet to the Gulf of Mexico Beach and pub-
lic beach access. $649,000


.a ', "* tllg0 7'" 8857 Lighthouse -
11915th St.Mexico Beach This fantastic custom built home has everything you
Beautiful gulfview pre-construction home with easy could possibly want. With an absolutely great Gulf view
beach access right down the sidewalk. Put this under and custom kitchen. huge laundry and great MBR, this
contract now and be a part of the selection process for home alsosits partially up a hill and offers both front and
flooring, cabinets, fixtures and paint. Great location less rear road access. Hurricane 3M protection on the win-
than 750 feet to the Gulf. $695,000 dows, reverse osmosis for drinking water, built with 2 x
6 studs and a reinforced ceiling in the farage for engine
hoisting. This flome is one not to miss. $895,000


354 DeSono St.
4BR/3BA Home sits on 2 platted lots and has been com-
pletely redone with an extra bedroom and bath added.
Brand new kitchen with custom cabinets and counters,
new appliances, new hardwood floors and exterior
doors, paint, tile, hot water heater, irigantion well and
pump, 5-yr termite bond and a 24 x 40 workshop. .51
acres. H/C Sq Ft 1,744. $335,000















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


209 Lousidaina
An adorable bright sunny vacation retreat or starter
home! Just a quick walk to hheach or Toucan's!
This is a must see for anyone in this price range-the
outside is extremely deceiving. Roomy. bright and airy!
$250,000 ,


1302 Hwy 98
This is the least expensive unit that faces theGulf in
this new development. Seller is assigning his contract
but does not wish to make money on the assignment.
The unit is being offered at the developer's original
contract price plus brokeragefees. $498,000


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Tw hed 8h mobil georn i g t d This is a great beach house that sits on 2 lots. Spacious
ahle to .dbthe beach and Toeino's Res ort Parti ally open floor plan with arge wrap-around decks. Two bed-
l blck Kenmon e d opplian es. new t en!rta l rooms are downstairs, with main living area and other 2
l- bc K a n c BR's up. Downstairs rooms could be converted into rec
A, screen porchb as well ascovered front porch, storage rooms'or used for other purpose floor plan offeis'los
shed, carport. Rental, investment, beach retreat! Asking o pu e
only $225,000 of possibility. Home is beautifully landscaped with a
only $225,lare boat shed on the side. $439,900


Storage unit business (48 units) on two large lots one
block from the beach.Fenced dry-sTorage, too. Fewer
and fewer storage options in town ensure high occu-
pancy rates. $519,000


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room attached to:the garage that has electricity. Must
see inside, to really, appreicate. Call today for a show-
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with a new side-by-side refrigerator and smooth-top
stove. $299,000


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you tothe loft, and both bedrooms open onto covered
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. home,sits on a very large lOOx 158 lot with
great landscaping, underground, sprinkler"
system fed by a well, garage and guest cot-,
tage, open floor plan with all ceramic tile.
The kitchen is loaded with cupboards and
storage space, skylights make the home
bright and airy -- this is one you just have
to see. $479,000


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: o nd to take the fimeto.see inside. $369A00


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i ,,,,,., This is truly.a mut see. It's immaculate on the inside.
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3Suni ,Thi T p,u Si nl i.tyL II of this lot, that 2 story home would have a Gulf view
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build. There is ce Ir-ii li ,:.- ,,'-,.1...' i .i ..i.n i.e pr.p.: one-acre parcels OR a 4.5 acre parcel available. Prime devel-
Excellent.price! l1.n,li '1 *8505 TradewindsSt. Joe Beach Unobstructed Gulf View ,,_, i,-,Ap,,*pp,,,,-lis Call li.ig igii l:,r i oti uir noIn.iiritri.
7 O a. d t lt i g with private beach. High elevation! Gorgeous view, steps from i.i, pla, .i ,ihitlb1, $IIIlIII0Il
*, 2297 Oak (Louisiana)Lanark. Great lot in great area just your own beach, and no worries about flooding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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far from the beach -kI ., r,, 1000 feet! Already cleared .the most sought-afterlocations in Port St. Joe. $959,000 d .. I r p a' c, 4 4 a. '. le t
;in'1 r. ..aJ, l.t-uld ',.,ui h,:inJ-: put a mobile home or even a .commercial. Prime de.d-olupment" -,rp--,r Tuiuiv. See agent ftr.
...,:r.,< .r ,- 139.9uIj.| ,112 31st St. Mexico Beach Beautiful Gulf front LARGE additionalinformation. $50,000 '
lot with over'106 feet of beach frontage. Seller has architectir-
S9124 Tulip Ave.St. Joe Beach This lot already has a paid ally drawn plans for a home of approximately 2500 SF that *415 Magellan This lot is ready for building with an in-place
water meter and sewer tap. Ready for building and priced to he will supply and is almost fijashed with the DEP permitting septic tank and outbuilding already on the property. Only three
sell. Less than 1/2 mile to the beach. $140,000 process for these plans. This lot is.at the end of a quiet side 'blocks from the beach, this is a great price for what the lot has
415 MagellanSt. Joe Beach This lot is.ready for build- ,:,:ii, t ,,m .dill. i.u dc -, t.uil.:.l it hl.. i N. iher to offer. Lot Dim61 x 150 $165,000 .
ing with an in-place septic tank and outbuilding already on the all you lear is lapping of the water against the white sandy ..1302 Hwy, 98 Pre-contruction condo directly across the
property. Only three blocks from the beach, this is a great price beach. $2,050,000 street from the Gulf. Great views. Granite or quartz counter-'
forwhat the lot has toopffer. $165,000 SunsetVillage, 425 Conch St, Lot 9 New subdivision ad- tops, soundprooofing insulation, upgraded ceiling fans and
Great acre lot only one block from Carrabelle Beach. jacent to the St. Joe Company's Windmark Phase'l Develop- light fixtures, convection oven system, antique, reclaimed and
Grdat building site! $172,000 ment. Sunset Village has covenants and restrictions with archi- engineered heart pine flooring. This would make an excellent
: .208 Riverview Dr Wewaitchka 75 feet on the Chipola tectural controls. Property is very close to the pool. Lot being rental investment $498,000
Rit N.:, 'oed i:, -.,-:., abt- u tl. ith lhiind i tif-h .r offered at less thanappraised value-great buy! $289,900 211 DS,. St These po-l, Gulf Vie l, come
dr, Sir-p .nd ,li-; dt... ou : t.i.h: h c' 0V-,uljd imia's i i.- 8505,Tradewinds Dr, Gulf Aire, Li,,..i..truied gull' s iiihi 4' .i.:.r'ge Ldrit,:n ihm nand i Iticed i-ic for dry ) si-
l i ih. hm,. i s: .It Sale F.:... *i. ri c l [ ,i ci, '.-I-. rp ifn. with private beach!!! This 50 X I:Ii 1'1- .i1 ti rt e pe.'1-. ic'-'l. rs:e pr.,duina.ig p.:fropen) in a gr ir l.s.auonr Call ageni
..:..ji .i-irp .'1:i ji aa a il :-.plic lc.lav installed. $175,000 homesite for the beach lover! High and dry with private sewer for more information. $519,000
*244 Bailey Lane MexicoBeach- This is one of two adjacent and city water, subdivision tennis courts,, pool, .and private *208 Riveryiew Dr. Wewahitchka 75 feet ,n, the Crtuprla
lots on one of the best interior streets in Mexico Beach. Great beach! Just like gulf front without the worry of flooding or
neighborhood with lots of privacy, large lots and nice homes erosion!!! Asking $895,000 MLS #109342 three lots away from the boat launch. Completely fenced, well
and within walking distance to the beach. All underground 9120 Tulip Ave. A lot and a half. The half lot is wetlands and septic in place. Fantastic waterfront homesite! Asking
utilities. Seller has priced these lots to sell. Take the time to and cannot be built on. The other lot has enough uplands for $175,000
drive by and see what you are missing. $185,000 a septic tank and then fill would be required to build. There is
* Palmetto Trace SL Joe Beach- There ae two nice-sized currently a large wooden barn on the property. Lot Dim: 100 x Ocean Oasis-This prime 3 acre piece of general omme
lots that are adjacent to each other in this new subdivision. 100 Excellent price! $120,000 cial property affords many opportunities. The density allows
Nice entry-way and very close to the proposed golf course in 800 B 15th St. Mexico Beach, FL This is one of sev- and profor available (if ythrou want to gh listingagent.Only aboSite.4 of
Windmark Beach Phase 11. Also within walking distance to avaia r th ir 20acre arel and proforma available through listing agent. Only about.4 of
ndmark Be Phase I. Also within walking distance to eral parcels available or buy the entire20-acre parcel for a mile to the beach. Excellent development opportunity. Prop-
the beach. $189,900 $15,000,000 and get owner financing. This particular parcel erty currently has 10 paid water and sewer taps. $1,950,000
* Casuna Mexico Beach, Great lotin new subdivision with a contains 21 sewer taps and is zoned general commercial al-
pool and clubhouse. Easy walking distance to the beach with a lowing for commercial or residential with a density of 18 units 2601 Constitution Dr.- A huge lot ivith the famous St SLJoe
sidewalk to be built by the City all the way to the Gulf. Sellers per acre or.24 units per acre with 15% commercial. Adjacent Bay sunsets right in your front yard. Two-million dollar home
have priced this lot to sell. This is the least expensive lot in this parc .%1 al a !. Abl This piece is subject to a minor replat. directly across the side street. This is one of the most sought-
subdivision. Don't miss this opportunity. $198,900 $800,000 after locations in Port St. Joe. $959,000 .
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