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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 30, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Jean Faliski, above right, with Emma Joines and Bill Davis in 1974. Below Jean Fliski one week before retirement.


Jean Faliski: 36 "Chapters" Nof Port St. Joe History


By Marie Logan
Star' Staff Writer
From books in an old laundromat
to a technologically current genealogy
wing, from hand-stamped, cards and card
catalogs to computers and beyond, Jean
Faliski has experienced it all.
Faliski will leave all these memories
and more to her staff and successor as
she closes the last of 36 "chapters" in her
tenure as branch manager of the Gulf
County Public Library in Port St. Joe. She'
will retire Friday, March 31, exactly 36
years to the day that she became the full-
time head librarian in Port St. Joe. .
"I see people who were little children
back then now bringing their children and
grandchildren to the library," said Faliski


as she looked out over the library from her
office \-indov
"Our first library in town was an old
laundromat." she remnimbi'red. "with holes
int the \' alls 'Vhere the pipes used to be.,It
was by the old Piggly Wiggly grocery store
location and sometimes, when my husband
Bob would come to pick me up, he would
bring our dog into the library to chase the'
mice. The mice would runt behind the
bookcases to get into the holes."
The library remained in that location
fromri 1966 until October of 1977, when it
was moved to its current location.
..'Born in upstate New York, Faliski
moved south during World War II, when
her father worked construction at Oak
Ridge, Tenn., and Wainwright'Shipyard in


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Long-Time Winter Visitors



Killed in Mexico Beach


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
- o Tragedy struck in the close knit community
-of winter .visitors in Mexico Beach Sunday
night, when twvo long-imrne "snowbirds" were
: killed while crossing U.S. 98 in the early
evening.
Eighty-two year.1 old Frederick "Larry"
: Resen and his 76-year old wife, Margaret,
were struck by a car in front of the Driftwood
Inn at U.S. 98, between 21st and 22nd Streets
at 6:30 p.m. C.T., as they attempted to cross
the highway from the main inn to one of the
inn's cottages on the north side of the road.
They were both killed instantly.
The couple will be cremated in Florida and
their ashes returned to their home in Wilton,
Connecticut, where a memorial service will be
held. They are survived by their only child,
'Emily Resen, also of Wilton.
The Resens attended First Presbyterian
Church in Port St. Joe during their 18 years
'as winter visitors in Mexico Beach. First
Presbyterian will hold a memorial service as
part of the regular service this Sunday in their
memory.
The driver of the car, 72-year old Franklin
Stephens, of Eastpoint, was taken to a Panama
City hospital but was uninjured.
Stephen is a well-known educator in
Franklin County, a- former principal of
Apalachicola High School, and, in 2004, a
candidate for the position of superintendent


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of Franklin County schools.
"Although it is an on-going investigation,
as of now, no criminal charges have been
filed, and I do not believe charges of any kind
will be filed," said Guy B. (Brad) Hall, Director
of the Department of Public Safety in Mexico
Beach.
"No alcohol or drugs were involved,
Mr. Stephens was not under the influence
of anything," said Hall. "And no speed was
involved. In fact, Mr. Stephens was driving
under the posted 45 miles-per-hour limit. It
was just one of those horrible, unavoidable
accidents."
Hall said there was no way for Stephens
to avoid the collision, especially given the
darkness, the couple's age and very limited
mobility. As the police report outlined, the
Resens apparently waited for an eastbound
vehicle to pass and checked the traffic to their
left, but did not check to their right, where
Stephens was apparently hidden by the car
moving away. At only five feet, two inches, Mr.
Resen just did not see Stephens's approach,
said Hall. As the couple moved slowly into the
road, they stepped into Stephens's 'path just
as he drew even with them.
The accident was investigated by not only
;the Mexico Beach police, but the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department, Florida Highway Patrol,
and assistant state attorney Bill Lewis, whose
office is contacted with any traffic homicide
in the state. Also assisting at the scene were


Editorials ................ Page 4A
Sports ............. Page 8A 9A
Church News ............ Page 6B


Wilton, Conn. Residents Larry and Margaret
Resen. Photo by Kim Stone
Mexico Beach Fire Department and Emergency
Services Unit, and Gulf County Emergency
Medical Services.
As standard procedure, Stephens's vehicle
was secured, impounded and taken to the
police holding lot in Panama City for routine
examination.
Monday, several long-time friends and
fellow snowbirds gathered in the Driftwood
Inn's community room to remember the
Resens.
(See MEXICO BEACH FATALITIES on Page 14A)


School News............ Pages 8B

Obituaries .......... Page 6B 7B


Society News ......... Page 2B 4B Classifieds ........ Pages 12B -13B


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Skeletal remains
found Sept. 12 in a
wooded area northeast
of Wewahitchka have
been positively identified
as those of 19-year-old
Justin Jay Curcie, who
was last seen leaving
his Seventh Street home
with a friend nine months
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Gulf County Sheriff Dalton Upchurch
received written confirmation on March 17
from the medical examiner's office in Panama
City, which used DNA samples taken from
Curcie's parents to identify the remains.
The Sheriff's Department notified Curcie's
parents shortly after receiving the news.
Family .members reported Curcie missing
on July 14, after he failed to report home for
two weeks.
Friends said it was not like him to fail to
check in with his father, who is completely
hearing impaired, for long periods of time.
Curcie's remains were found by hunters
on a half-acre tract near lola Landing on the
morning of Sept. 12.
Based on crime scene evidence which
included Curcie's drivers license, investigators
concluded that the remains were likely those
of Curcie.
The Sheriff's Office immediately launched
a homicide investigation, based on the
available evidence.
Though he declned to discuss specifics,
Upchurch indicated that Curcie was killed on
the property and su-ffered a "violent death."
Upchurch said the six month delay in
receiving the medical examiner's confirmation
impeded the investigation.
"We didn't have a point to start with," said
Upchurch, who noted that in the absence of
a confirmation, lead investigator Paul Beasley
and his team managed to get a "good head
start" by interviewing approximately 80
people.
The investigation remains ongoing,
and Upchurch described the road ahead as
"difficult."
"What you've got here is a cold case. You
have skeletal remains scattered over a half acre
of land. You're not going to find fingerprints,"
he said.







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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
On Tuesday,
representatives from the
Tapper Foundation gathered
in, the Port Inn boardroom to
award $65,400 to a diverse
group of organizations in Gulf,
Franklin and Bay Counties.
This year's recipients
included Gulf Coast
Community College's Legacy
of Trust, the Christian
Community Development
Fund, Take Stock in Children
of Franklin County, the Three


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Servicemen Statue, Bay
Medical Foundation's Tom
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Red Cross Central Panhandle
Chapter, St. Joseph Catholic
Church Hurricane Challenge,
Education Foundation of Gulf
County Scholarship Fund,
the Junior Service League
of Port St. Joe, Habitat for.
Humanity of Port St. Joe and
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society.
The Tapper Foundation
was founded by George Tapper
in 1986. The original board


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Relay for Life Seeks Participants, Sponsors


The Port St. Joe/ Mexico
Beach Relay for Life is cur-
rently seeking participants,
volunteers and sponsors for
this year's relay, to be held
Friday and Saturday, May 5
and 6, in Port St. Joe's.Frank
Pate Park. .
This' year's fundraising
goal is $35,000. Currently,
teams from The Star, The
Apalachicola Times,- Arizona


Chemical, El Governor,
Friends of the Gulf County
Library,_ Boardwalk Realty,
New Bethel Baptist Church,
Beach Realty of Cape San
Blas, VFW, Coastal Writers
Group, Dream Catcher
Publishing, Radioshack,
Angels of Hope, Healthchecki
Bayside Savings, Bank and
Petals by the Bay have raised


nearly $5,000.
It is not too late to sup-
port this worthy event.
The Relay for Life
was founded by Tacoma,
Washington oncologist Dr.
Gordon Klattin 1985, and his
small event raised $27,000
for the American Cancer
Society.
Today, the relay has


become the American Cancer
Society's signature fundrais-
er.
In 2004-2005, more than
$17 million was raised in
Florida alone.


A Relay for Life.
Meeting for all team
captains and committee
members will be Tuesday,
April 4 at 12:00 p.m. in
the -conference room at:
Bayside Savings Bank.
If you areo unale Io ,
attend.tfhe.noon meeting,
you can.- attend that
afternoon at 4. : .
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was headed by Tapper's wife,
Amy, and the first business
was conducted around the
family dining shortly before
George Tapper's death.
The current board is
headed by the Tappers'
daughter, Trish Warriner,
and her husband David. Greg
Johnson, David Carl Gaskin,
Dr. Bob McSpadden and J.V.
Gander also serve on the
board.
The Tapper Foundation
accepted around 25
applications this year, and
was mindful of George
Tapper's wishes in awarding
grants.
The foundation funds
organizations that promote
the Catholic religion,
education, health, human
services and the arts.
Tapper asked that the
same organizations not be
awarded each year, though
he made an exception for Gulf
Coast Community College and
St. Joseph Catholic Church.
"He always wanted us to
remember the church and the
college," said Trish Warriner.
The Warriners also
consulted their children,
Amelia, 13, and Dave, 9,
who will one day lead the
Foundation.
Amelia Warriner
requested that the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society receive
a grant, even though it did
not apply for funding.
Dave Warriner seconded


Representatives from Gulf, Franklin and Bay County organizations hold the checks they received
from the Tapper Foundation on Tuesday. Front row (left to right): Karen Thomason of Bay Medical
Foundation, Tapper Foundation Chairperson Trish Warriner, Tracy Melvin of Port St. Joe's Habitat for
Humanity, Diane Sealey of the Christian Community Development Fund and Tapper Foundation secre-
tary Bobbi Seward. Back row: Franklin County Superintendent of Schools JoAnn Gander, Rebecca Spann
of Bay Medical Foundation, Gulf County Assistant Superintendent Bill Carr, Cindy White of St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society, Barbara Radcliff of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tapper Foundation Managing
Director David Warriner, Bob Pierce of American Red Cross Central Panhandle Chapter, Bob McSpadden
of Gulf Coast Community College, Jimmy Mosconis, director of the Three Servicemen Statue and Tapper
Foundation trustee J.V. Gander.







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Crist Reiterates Stance on Behalf of Net Ban


By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Republican gubernatorial
hopeful Charlie Crist's flight
into Apalachicola Airport
Saturday afternoon was his
first time visiting Cape San
Blas, but it was far from his
first time influencing the poli-
tics of the Panhandle's coastal
counties.
As a state senator from
St. Petersburg, Crist spon-
sored the 1994 constitutional
amendment commonly called
the net ban that Floridians
approved by a vote of nearly
3-to-1 and which in the last
dozen years has drastically
reduced, if not decimated,
commercial fishing in the
Wakulla, Franklin and Gulf
counties region.
Since that time, and as
recently as last year, Crist,
now Florida's attorney gener-
al, has continued to advocate
unequivocal backing for the
law's provisions.
A telephone interview from
his car Saturday afternoon, as
he headed off to a fundraiser
at the home of his friend,
Tallahassee developer Hurley
Booth, was no exception.
"I think it's really brought
back our fishing stock in the
state of Florida," he said. "It's
transformed an industry from
netting to angling. I'm glad we
can save the resource for gen-
erations to fish in our state.
"I'm a Teddy Roosevelt
Republican. I believe we have
to be good stewards of our
land and of our water," said
Crist, as he took a moment to
admire the sand dunes on his
way to the Cape.
"It's beautiful here," he
said. "This is the first time I've
ever been to Cape San Blas
and there's not mary places I
haven't been to in Florida."
Crist, 49, acknowledged
the effect the net ban has had
A on commercial fishing here,
but contended the ban has
generated enhanced recre-
ational fishing opportunities.
"I imagine there's less of it
(commercial fishing)," he said.
"It (the ban) has transformed
an industry from commercial
fishing to recreational angling
and spawned marinas around
the state."
'- .On his website, Crist
---stresses that he opposed
Efforts last year "to lift impor-
tant net ban regulations that
conunue to protect our sea lire
and habitats."
This opposition refers to
the Florida attorney general's
stance in 2005 against identi-
cal bills -introduced by area
legislators, Sen. Al Lawson
(D-Tallahassee), and Rep. Will
Kendrick (D-Carrabellej that
said nets made of specified


materials, "regardless of mesh
size, not exceeding 500 square
feet, shall not be considered a
gill or entangling net and may
be used to harvest mullet in
the waters of this state."
Neither bill passed, and
Crist showed no sign he would
modify his position if elected
governor.
"I think that what's in
the constitution needs to be
enforced," he said, admitting
that an all-out ban may not
have been the best way to
achieve the objective of reduc-
ing the commercial fishing
sector's catch.
"I think it could have been
avoidable if we had had better
regulations instead of going
the route of a constitutional
amendment," he said.
Security, Tax Cuts,
Education Highlight Agenda
Asked about affordable
housing, Crist said he sup-
ported a plan now being circu-
lated in Tallahassee to expand
the Save Our Homes property
tax cap of 3 percent annually,
first approved by Florida vot-
ers in 1992. The law current-
ly applies only to homestead
exempt properties, meaning
the assessed value jumps
when a homeowner moves to
a different house.
The proposed change
.under consideration would
make the 3 percent cap por-
table, and possibly extend it
to commercial properties and
second homes, and Crist indi-
cated supported for the idea.
"There's an awful lot of
people hesitating 'to down-
size or go into a larger home"
because of the tax implica-
tions, he said. "(With this
change) they wouldn't have a
fear of skyrocketing property.
taxes. It would open an enor-
mous amount of affordable
housing, and be a huge boon
for the real estate market reig-
niting to provide a lot of jobs.
I believe that by making (Save
Our Homes) portable', a lot of
affordable housing will come
on the market."
Crist said he is work-
ing with Florida's Republican
junior, senator, Mel Martinez,
to try to achieve more federal


Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist, left, running for the
Republican nomination to be governor, shakes the hand of Bill Ruic,
who operates the Apalachicola Municipal Airport. Ruic said Crist is
the third political candidate to fly into the airport recently. The oth-
ers have been Democrat Skip Campbell, who is running for Florida
attorney general, and Republican Cathy Cox, who is running for
governor of Georgia.


support for affordable housing
initiatives.
Crist said his priorities, if
elected, would be to cut taxes,
achieve safety and security for
Floridians and boost support
for education.
"Nobody will work harder
for the people than Charlie
Crist," he said, referring to
himself, as he did in the brief
handshaking he conducted at
the Apalachicola Airport, as
"Chain Gang Charlie," a nick-
name he earned in the Florida
legislature for his sponsorship
of tough criminal punishment
bills..
A backer of creating the
state's charter schools, Crist
stressed the need for "mea-
surement and accountability"
in education.
"I'm the only one who
supported Gov. Bush in edu-
\cation. I'm a proud product,
of the public school systems,
and I was commissioner of
education," he said, adding
that he supported improving
pay rates for Florida teach-
ers.
One place where Crist
carefully deviated from his,
support of the governor is
in the case of Terri Schiavo.
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Republican state legislators
intervened on behalf of the
brain-dead Florida woman at
the 11t hour in a desperate,
and dramatic, legislative move
to keep her alive despite her
husband's decision and sev-
eral judges' rulings.
"I supported the actions
taken by the governor," said
Crist; "Our office supported
the office of general counsel in
preparing briefs, and support-
ing his counsel in every, way
we could.
"No, I wouldn't have done
it," he added, in reference to
his position on the strategy
the governor used. one year
ago to intervene in the end-of-
life case.
Earlier this. month, Crist
came out in support of a
complete constitutional ban
on abortion, similar to that
recently enacted in South
Dakota, although he said he
would include exceptions for
rape, incest and saving the life
of the mother.
"I encourage a culture of
life," he said. "I would rather
change hearts than' change
law."


Calls Panhandle GOP's
"Victory Lane"
Crist's stop in Franklin
and Gulf counties capped
off a week of touring the
Panhandle and visiting such
places as Crestview, Chipley
and Pensacola.
He said he first became
aware of "Panhandle victo-
ry lane" when he worked for
Republican senator Connie
Mack in 1988. In one of
the state's closest Senate
races ever, Mack edged out
Democratic representative
Buddy McKay.
"I remember going to
sleep at midnight (thinking
Mack could lose)," Crist said.
"Holmes, Okaloosa, that's
what really brought it up."
Crist, who has so far
raised more than $7 million in
his bid to succeed Gov. Bush,


will have to defeat Republican
opponent Tom Gallagher, the
state's chief financial officer,
and the rest of the Republican
field in the primary. The win-
ner will go on to face either
U.S. Rep. Jim Davis, of Tampa,
or State Sen. Rod Smith 'of
Alachua.
Crist said he would like
to see his supporters who
may be registered Democrats
switch party affiliation to vote
for him in the primary. ,
"Sure I'd love them for
them to switch," he said. "I'd
love to have their help in the
primary and I would encourage
them to do so. But if for rea-
sons of their own they would
rather stay in the (Democratic
party), I will be disappointed
but not deterred, and the'i
work to earn their trust and
confidence."


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Lessons Learned In Iraq


We have seen how hard it is to establish
'democracy by force of arms
Among the long-term hopes for the war
in Iraq was that ousting Saddam Hussein
from power and establishing a reasonably
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*a model of freedom and stability that would
inspire others in the region and lead eventu-
ally to a more secure region. U.S. officials
still talk bravely as if this consummation
is inevitable, and it could happen. But all
actions have unintended consequences, and
war tends to magnify them.
As of now, militancy in the region is
* on the rise rather than on the decline. The
. regional influence of an Iran that may be
seeking nuclear weapons has been increased.
Terrorists are using Iraq as a training base for
attacks elsewhere. In Jordan, Saudi Arabia,
Turkey even the United Arab Emirates
- leaders are concerned that chaos and
sectarian tensions in Iraq will spill into their
countries.
"Who could possibly look at anything in
Iraq and think, 'I want some of that?" Yusif
Kanni, editor of the Turkish Daily News,
.recently wrote.
Even Israel, the country many war critics
,say the war advocates were trying to protect,
-may be less stable (though Ariel Sharon's
stroke also must be considered). Dore Gold,
Israel's former U.N. ambassador, says the
.,war has fueled the spread of al-Qaida in the
region. Gerald Steinberg of the Begin-Sadat
,Center for Strategic Studies cheers the ouster
'pf Saddam but criticizes U.S. postwar policy.
'The assumption that just being there and
talking about democracy and elections would
,.work was naive," he told Knight Ridder cor-
"riespondent Dion Nissenbaum.
What lessons might the United States
'.take from what has been a more difficult and
,costly endeavor than advertised, even if it
-'does bring a modicum of stability and decent
.governance in the long run?
. First, Americans should learn the differ-


ence between a preemptive and a preventive
war. A preemptive war occurs when there is
solid evidence of an imminent attack (e.g.,
troop movements, bombs being loaded), and
the country fearing attack strikes first. A pre-
ventive war is designed to counter a potential
threat that might occur months, years or even
decades down the road. Preventive wars are
morally and strategically much more difficult
to justify or carry out. '
The attack on Iraq was clearly a preven-
tive rather than a preemptive war and not
justified by the values the United States
claims to uphold. As reprehensible as he was,
Saddam Hussein did not pose an imminent
or even a medium-term threat to the United
States, and he wouldn't have even if he had
possessed weapons of mass destruction. His
neighbors were not demanding a U.S. inva-
sion; even those who went along had doubts.
It's worth reminding ourselves, too, of the
six sensible points of the Powell-Weinberger
Doctrine, devised in 1984 by Colin Powell
and Caspar Weinberger and designed to avoid
entering a quagmire.
Americans would do well to learn more
skepticism when their leaders are beating the
war drums. Whether our leaders consciously
lied during the run-up to the war may be
impossible to know with certainty, but they
clearly emphasized or chose .to believe the
evidence that validated their preferred course
of action and downplayed countervailing evi-
dence. Leaders have done so in the past and
will do so in the future. Caveat emptor.
In the longer run, even before the fallout
from Iraq clears completely, the United States
should move toward a more modest concep-
tion of its role in the world. This is the most
powerful country in the world, but it cannot
shape the future of the entire world and
attempting to do so endangers freedom here
at home. It is better to lead by example than
to try to establish democracy by force of
arms.


"Patriot Act Protections


Thanks to a broad coalition of civil liber-
^ties activists the version of the Patriot Act the
-Senate passed had some modest safeguards
"for liberty. But it was hardly satisfactory.
-' A valiant coalition of Americans, rang-
ing from Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russell
Feingold to former Georgia Republican Rep.
IBbb Barr, that has questioned the sweeping
'"anti-terror" law misnamed the USA Patriot
Act has had a modest success. It is important
that these Americans spend only a short time
licking their wCIournds before resuming and
aggressive defense of traditional American
liberties.
, Partially because of the efforts of this
coalition of liberals, moderates, conservatives
and libertarians working together (and largely
because of revelations in December about
u unwarrantedd National Security agency spy-
ing on Americans) renewal of the act, without
which it would have been "sunsetted" out
6f existence, was delayed several times. The
version that passed the Senate last Thursday
had at least a few modest protections of civil
liberties.
The compromise measure gives recipients
.of secret subpoenas the right to challenge an
accompanying order not to discuss the case,
publicly although not until after a year has


passed. It also prevents the FBI from demand-
ing the names of lawyers consulted by people
who get secret government demands for infor-
mation, and would prevent most libraries
from being subject to such requests.
But forcing someone to wait a year before
talking about a government demand for infor-
mation is no real protection at all. And
investigators can still get at the records of
people who use libraries to gain access to the
Internet by going directly to Internet service
providers.
The most important shortcoming of the
bill, as former Rep. Barr put it, is "its failure
to include a requirement that the government
must first have, and provide to a court, infor-
mation that the records are about a suspected
foreign terrorist or someone conspiring with a
terrorist before the government can access a
citizen's private information." The absence of
this safeguard is a virtual ifivitation for gov-
ernment agents to go on data-mining fishing
expeditions for all kinds of reasons having
nothing to do with terrorism.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman
Arlen Specter, R-Pa., although he voted for
the compromise, says he is drafting in further
revisions. Rep. Barr's proposal would be 'a
good place to start.


by Kesley Colbert



I Had No Clue!


I bounced out of bed.
What a great morning! The
shower water was "just right".
I didn't cut myself shaving.
The bacon and eggs were per-
fect! Cathy never looked bet-
ter. I didn't have a hundred
things waiting on me at the
office. The air at 6:30am was
clear and crisp. It was going
to be a gorgeous spring day!
No one was in my parking
space. Everyone that stopped
by was in an extraordinary
good mood. The doughnuts
were fresh. There was a high
school baseball game to look
forward to. I'm telling you,
it was great to be alive, be a
child of God, be an American,
to feel so good..
A friend reminded me of
the health screening sched-
uled for today. I have never
felt better in my entire life. For
an older guy all of my parts
were working pretty well. You
can't feel any better than I do
this day! I didn't really need
to go through any screening.
Listen, I didn't need a battery
of tests or blow into a tube or
have a machine tell me how
good I'm doing. I could go ten
rounds with a wild African
bull elephant!
But I thought it was pret-
ty nice for the county and
the health workers to provide
this for us. I appreciated their
efforts. It was just across the
parking lot. And did I men-
tion it was free. It never hurts
when they don't charge!
The young lady at the
front table was grinning
pleasantly as she welcomed
me and gave me the neces-
sary directions to the screen-
ing tables. I headed right to
the cholesterol table. I almost
made it when the blood
pressure lady grabbed me.
"Ma'am, my blood pressure
is fine. I'm worried about my
cholesterol."
The last time I checked
my cholesterol it was at 256.:
They were alarmed enough to
ask me to comeback the next
day---it had risen ,to 257. I
said "We ain't' checking it


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them little ,:h':le. ter.-:,l- were
doing in my pancreas or liver
or bloodstream or where ever
they hang out....
"Sir, it won't take but a
minute. Why don't you do
your blood pressure and I'll
get you right over to the cho-
lesterol table.. I didn't even
have to roll up my sleeve.
She wrapped the wide rubber
strap around me and went to
pumping. She read the num-
bers and I saw the alarm on
her face, "143 over 88..sir,
that's a little high. Do you
feel o.k.?"
"Ma'am, that can't be
right! The last hundred times
I've had my pressure checked
it been around, 120 over 60."
I had no idea what any of
those numbers mean but I
was telling her the absolute
truth.
She was kind enough to
check it again. Same results.
"Sir, are you under a lot of
stress?"
Well, I wasn't until just
now!
"Do you exercise on a
regular basis?"
"No ma'am, not really--
-unless you count those 25
miles I run every week."
I stumbled over to the
cholesterol table. I didn't even
notice the prick. I was too wor-
ried about the blood I could
feel racing rampantly through
my body! "Sir," I could barely
hear the lady over my pound-
ing heart, "your cholesterol
count is 254. That is way too
high! You need to think about
getting it down some."
Listen. that's to cho-
lesterols better than a year
;and a half ago. I didn't tell
the nice lady, but I was kind
of proud of that. I figured if I
could kill two of them things
every eighteen months---why,
I be down to my target num-
bers by the time I was a hun-
dred and six!
I accidentally stopped
by the nutrition table. I
knew I was in trouble here.
I couldn't find peanut but-
ter and jelly sandwiches on
any list they had! Nor diet
cokes, Mississippi mud cakes
or Baby Ruths... Clearly, I


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people peru'ced the r:oon-, in
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table ren,_airi-ed eri pr NoI
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*:f it I gra.tia;ted ,.ver ,:.ut of
curiosity. And I felt sorry for
the lonely girl working there.
As I got closer I noticed that
the ladies who came for the
screening were avoiding this
table like it was giving out the
bubonic plague!
The young worker jumped
to her feet as I approached,
"Sir, would you like to test
your body fat ratio?" Well,
no, but I'm here. And if she
promised not to tell anybody..
I held a space age looking
saucer between my hands,
some kind of electrical wave
shot around my body and the
nice young girl said, "21.9
per cent".
About the only part of
this whole screening that I
passed was on the written
test where I got to check no
beside the smoking and alco-
hol boxes! And I fudged just
a little when I marked "one to
four" in the box next to how
many times do you eat fruit
during a week.
The screening concluded
with a one on one consul-
tation with a heath -expert.
I don't think it helped that
Donna had slipped me one of
those chocolate chip cookies
off the "not to eat table" and I
was "munching away" during
the interview.
I promised to do better.

You remember that park-
ing lot I bounded across to get
to the screening---I crawled
back across that sucker. My
blood pressure was out the
roof. I had so many cho-
lesterol running around lose
they were bumping into each
other and causing all kinds of
havoc in my system. I didn't
eat nothing on the "good" list.
I ate and enjoyed every item
on the "avoid at all cost" list.
I'm near 'bout 22 per cent fat.
And I didn't have on any sun
screen!.
I had to stop and rest on
the back of a pick-up before I
could make it to the office
And I thought about
making out a will...
Respectfully,

Kes


Joining;


.. Tibor R. Machan
The UK magazine,
.yMarketingWeek, is a case in
;point: A rather well edited,
,Comprehensive coverage
'of the marketing side of
internationall business, it
'sadly, embraces the theme
'f most academic business
!ethics gurus. I am talking,
.once again, of CSR, the
.notion that the primary task
;of people in business is to
:act socially responsibly.
.Managing a firm along these
lines substitutes a doctrine of
-public service for taking good
:care of owners and investors.
i'As if "the public" owned the
Firm! *
As I noted in a recent
'column, this idea comes
ljrom those like Ralph Nader
:Who hold that because some
'~00 years ago corporations
.'had been creatures of
.governments-the crown
established them, r as. it did
virtually everything else that's
,important in a society-today


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theymuststilldotheirbidding.
Which completely ignores the
fact that monarchical rule
was-and still is, where it's
practiced-a fraud. No, kings,'
queens, and their gang do not
own the realm. No, they aren't
due anything from supposed
subjects. No, they have no
divinely anointed authority to
run everything in society.
Kings and queens-and
barons and dukes and the
like-are posing as having
special status among us
all but it is high time this
is thoroughly debunked.
They are entitled to nothing
special, least of all arranging,
regimenting things in various
countries around the globe.
Nor is society, which is no
entity but a bunch of various
individuals.
And, thus, society
isn't authorized to set up
corporations either. That's
what ordinary blokes
like you and I and all the
entrepreneurial types among


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us get to do once the ruse of
monarchy and other statist
myths has finally been
exposed. And with that goes
the idea that when people
engage in commerce, their
first duty is to serve the
crown-or, as the Nader types


would have it now, society.
Still, in criticizing a recent
acquisition by perfume giant
LOreal of The Body Shop,.
for 650 million pounds, the
editor of MarketingWeek,
Stuart Smith, lashed out
at the former (3-23-06) on
grounds that the purchase as
an exercise in "unsentimental,
unreconstructed capitalism."
And he opined that
"Sophisticated Western
consumers are demanding
more of trusted brands these
days: their owners must also
be sound on corporate social
responsibility if they are to
expect loyalty." And although
"LOreal may have, ceased
animal experimentation in its
R&D," Smith lamented that
"it still uses ingredients that
are animal tested."
So there is something
anti-social in making sure
by means of, animal tests
that ingredients of cosmetics
are safe for human users?
That's not even a matter of


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CSR but of rank kowtowing
to the fanatical animal
"rights" crowd which would
dismiss human welfare so
as to avoid offending the
sentimentalists.
Well, with friends
like editor Smith at
MarketingWeek, the
marketing arms of business
don't need any enemies. They
can just subject themselves
to guilt-mongering from the
likes of him and offer zero
resistance to the business
bashers in the academy.
It would be healthy to
see some courage from those
who cover the profession of
business in the media, the
likes of Stuart Smith; but,
alas, it seems they aren't
interested in the welfare of
business. No they appear to
havejoined with the scribblers
in the halls of Ivy who are
relentlessly trying to make of
business a subservient group,
one that, unlike those in other
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This, sadly, is yet another
sign that even in the West there
is little clear understanding of
capitalism and free markets.
When the likes of Mr. Smith
can bellyache- about the
selfishness of commerce,
those in business may
become tempted to put on the
facade of altruism instead of
carrying on with business as
they should, conscientiously
and with a clear eye to
managing firms so as to
make them prosper, to bring
in profit rather than appeal
to the business bashers.
Machan is RC Hoiles
Professor of business
ethics & free enterprise
at the Argyros School of
Business & Economics,
Chapman University, and
a research fellow at the
Hoover Institution, Stanford
University. He also advises
Freedom Communications,
Inc., on public policy issues.


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
The Mexico Beach ]
Department held its ann
"Fire Sale" Saturday, March
at the fire station, and m
$552 that will be applied
funds for new equipment.
The department wo
like to thank everyone w
contributed items
volunteered their servile
with special thanks to Ma
Chuck Risinger and Planr
and Zoning Board mem
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March is national "Mei
Retardation Awaren
Month." Unaware to mi
there are approximately
million people with intellec
al disabilities worldwide,
more than 7 million in
United States, many in
own communities.
Through Special Olymp
we serve over one million a
letes with intellectual disal
ties in more than 160 co
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sports training and comp
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mer and winter sports. Ye
reach the millions who co
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need the help of many m
volunteers and contributor
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the limitations.- of people v
intellectual disabilities.
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of triumph and perseverar
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don't happen in a vacui
they need the support i
acceptance of their comr
nities. Recently, Floridia
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extraordinary athletes by jo
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Markets to raise over $1
million dollars for Spec
Olympics Florida in the mo:
of January. This support he
make Special Olympics a re
ity for more people than e
before.
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there are also clinical bene
like health and fitness i
self-esteem and greater soc
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an environment where pec
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A trolley that runs ali
every day from Mexico Bi
into Panama City may bec
Fire a reality before long.
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h25 of the West Florida Regi
ade Planning Council, al
I to everything is in place fi
trolley to run from Me
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who Callaway, perhaps begin
and as early as June or July of
ces, year.
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given the amount of prejudice
ntal and discrimination that most
ess of our athletes face on a day-
ost, to-day basis.
170 By participating in Special
ctu- Olympics, people with intellec-
and tual disabilities have gained
the the self-confidence and social
our skills to succeed both on and
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ith- society are proving themselves
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un- If you would like to support
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peti- ferences and embraces accep-
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For help, everyone wins.
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on Saturday.
Riders would then be able
to connect with the regular Bay
Town Trolley that already runs
throughout the Panama City
area. The current Bay Town
Trolley runs as far east as the
Super Wal-Mart, so riders of
the Mexico Beach trolley could
transfer to this system and
ride almost anywhere they


Mexico Beach residents, if this
became a reality.
The last remaining hold
on the trolley project is for the
Council to receive letters of
confirmation from the city of
Mexico Beach and from the air
force base stating that they will
each commit to their portion
of the costs, which amount
to about $16,000 each. The


This needed to go. trolley will be p
The cost per passenger these dollars, p
nation has not yet been set, but grant and match
;rant Risinger and officials at from the Florida
ncil, Tyndall Air Force Base want of Transportation
dule residents of Mexico Beach and In a brief
ally, the base to ride for free. Willis his office at M
with said her office had no problem City Hall on Mo
added with this, but that Mexico 27, Mayor Rising
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is good for you. Not only
do happy people live longer
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they also lead healthier lives.
Researchers at Mayo Clinic
reviewed the records of people
who completed the Minnesota
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Inventory in the early 1960s.
Three decades late, they found
that pessimists, as compared
to optimists, had an increased
risk of death. The more pes-
simistic the personality, the
greater the risk. In a follow-
up study, optimistic people
had better health in all areas.
If you're not naturally a
glass half-full person, you
may be able to learn to -be
more optimistic- and improve
your health. The Mayo Clinic
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difficult paths. Try to find
the adventure. A bump in the
road is only temporary.
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By Dale Kingon
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.In an effort to stem the
public outcry of its red wolf
breeding program on St.
Vincent Island, the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife defended
the program and its ben-
efits at a public meeting
March 23 in Apalachicola.
The meeting's stated
objective was to give a
history of and inform the
public about the red wolf
breeding program on St.
Vincent Island.
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recovery coordinator from
Alligator River National
Wildlife Refuge, North
Carolina, discussed the
recovery program and its
impact before an audience
of more than 40 people.
From the start, Fazio
attempted to alleviate the
public's fear that the red
wolf was a "super coyote"
that could decimate deer
populations and harm the
public. With a picture of a
mother red wolf caring for
her pups projected behind
him, Fazio explained to


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volunteers, FWC officers
and commissioners that
the coyote is a far more
destructive predator than
the red wolf.
Several hunters in the
audience expressed their
concerns about the red
wolf. "What we are trying
to do is head off a disaster
with the deer population,"
said Ray Tyre.
In the last few weeks
Tyre and his fellow hunt-
ers have complained that
there are fewer deer, hogs
and Sambar deer than in
years past. The hunt-
ers have attributed this
decline to the presence of
wolves on St. Vincent.
A heated discussion
ensued after Fazio pre-
sented graphs intended to
show animal population
trends before and after the
introduction of red wolves
to the island.
The graphs showed
what appeared to be an
increase in game animals
after the introduction of
red wolves to the island.
Members of the audience


like Charles Brannen,
president of the Franklin
County Dog Hunters


the number of deer per
acre," said Thom Lewis,
wildlife biologist for St.


Bud Fazio, red wolf recovery coordinator from Alligator River
National Wildlife Refuge, NC, addresses the Franklin County public
last week. Photo by Dale Kingon.


Association, said they
didn't think the graphs
were accurate.
Some years showed
that more animals were
harvested than were actu-
ally accounted for. "People
are constantly asking for


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Vincent. "The idea is to
show a trend in animal
populations."
Lewis said disparities
in the graphs could be
attributed to a change in
methods for calculating
populations and observer
bias. He said he is far
less conservative than his
predecessor when it comes
to interpreting tracks
counts.
"For the purpose of


making graphs for this
presentation I used a stan-
dard, accepted formula
that produces a number of
animals per acre based on
track counts," said Lewis.
He again stressed that the
data is for determining
trends and that the trends
are consistent.
"The harvest graphs
are accurate," said Lewis.
According to St.
Vincent hunting regula-
tions, all game harvested
during scheduled hunts
must be checked and
tagged by refuge personnel
before leaving the refuge.
Data provided by
St. Vincent indicated 59
white-tailed deer harvest-
ed during the last hunting
season are the most since
the 1994-95 season. The
hunter success ratio was
tied for the fourth high-
est season since 1985,
according to the data.
Red Wolves Neared

Extinction in the 1980s
Seated in the audience,
County Commissioner
Bevin Putnal said that
regardless of the trends
it seems that the govern-
ment is spending a lot of
money to breed a nuisance

(See RED WOLVES on Page 16A)


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WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE THE CITIZENS OF GULF COUNTY
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Home Ownership Center Offers its Services


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Michael and Audra
Rogers moved to Port St. Joe
two and a half years ago,
they knew immediately that
they could not afford to buy
a house.
They moved into a rental
house on Garrison Ave.,
settled into their jobs as a
First Baptist Church youth
minister and Hospice Grief
Counselor, had their first
child and kept their ears
open.
When the Bridgeport
affordable housing
development began accepting
applications from interested
buyers, the Rogers put their
names on a waiting list.
Last year, on June 30,
they signed a contract.
As first homebuyers go,
the couple was reasonably
prepared for what lay ahead.
They had absorbed the
wisdom of financial guru Dave
Ramsey, had learned from
his book The Total Money
Makeover that they must free
themselves of debt before
taking on a mortgage.
They also planned to
take advantage of the SHIP
program's down payment
assistance.
Though they had done
their homework, the couple
soon found themselves in
uncharted territory.
Luckily, they entered the
buyer's market at the right
time.
As part of the first class
of potential Bridgeport
homebuyers receiving
SHIP funds, the Rogers
were required to attend a
homebuyer education class.
Conducted by the
Gulf County Community
Development Corporation
(GCCDC) Homeownership
Center, the class offered
credit counseling and a multi-
faceted look into the process
of home buying.
Michael Rogers found
the class informative. He
welcomed the tips on house
inspections and negotiating
with a realtor.
"It gave us a good overview
of what it takes, start to finish,
to buy a home," Rogers said.
The Home Ownership
Center helped 13 buyers
purchase a Bridgeport home.
The Rogers closed on their
three bedroom home March
13, and were grateful for the
aid of the Home Ownership
Center.
"It's possible to own a
home," noted Michael Rogers..
"You've just got to be smart
and have some help."


Help is Available
After the success of the
first homebuyer education
class, the Home Ownership
Center expanded its
outreach.
The Center has counseled
22 Gulf County residents
since last July and now offers


Northern Railroad building,
located on First Street.
Massey assists visitors
in completing a financial
worksheet that lists income
and monthly bills, and helps
them determine a realistic
budget.
"We figure out how much


For a more in-depth look
at home buying, Massey
encourages people to sign up
for the homebuyer education


classes.
Currently
by Housing
Development
volunteers,


conducted
and Urban
certified
the classes


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Michael Rogers (holding daughter Jolenn) and wife, Audra (with son Jonnichael), share the view
from their new Bridgeport home with Home Ownership Center program manger Lawren Massey. The
Rogers attended the Home Ownership Center's first homebuyer education class before purchasing
their home.


homebuyer education classes
at least once quarterly.
Project director Lawren
Massey, a Florida licensed
mortgage broker, said the
center serves as a valuable
link between interested
homebuyers and real estate
developers.
The center helps people
locate and attain affordable
housing inside the county.
According to Massey,
200 houses in the $100,000-
150,000 price range, most of
which are located in the White
City, Dalkeith, Wewahitchka
area, will be breaking ground
in the Spring.
Anyone seeking help
purchasing a home can visit
the Home Ownership Center
office, located on the first
floor of the old Apalachicola


home they can afford," said
Massey, who also offers credit
counseling and tips on raising
credit scores.
Counseling sessions are
interactive, and according to
Massey, will not make people
feel like they're sitting in the
principal's office.
"It's a helpful process.
It's not a 'You need to do
better' kind of thing," Massey
assured.
Potential homebuyers are
encouraged to achieve a 36
percent debt-to-income ratio,
the magic number for most
lenders.
"Everyone is in a different
situation," noted Massey,
who has counseled those
who are debt-free and those
whose credit reports need
improvement.


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'Dpics include
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options, house hunting
resources and professional
home inspections.
Classes are generally
capped at 15 people and
questions are encouraged.
The next class currently
has a waiting list of
approximately 10 families,
a number that will increase
as local businesses utilize
the homebuyer education
services.
Massey and GCCDC
officials, have already met
with school board members
and the Gulf Correctional
Institution warden about
offering their services to
employees.
Many Gulf Correctional
employees currently
commute from Marianna and


Blountstown, and the school
board has found it difficult
to recruit teachers given the
county's lack of affordable
housing.
Both institutions
have expressed' interest in
homebuyer education.
Originally funded by the .-
St. Joe Foundation's $25,000.-
Pam Selton Honorary Grant,
the Homeownership Center
has launched a grass roots',
fundraising campaign arind
is soliciting donations from
local businesses.
Massey said the response
has been overwhelmingly:
positive.
"This is the beginning)
and we're, encouraged that,-
the local businesses can see
a value in what we're trying to
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Sharks Trump Wewa in Diamond Spring Classic


The Port St. Joe Sharks
boys baseball team hosted
the Shark Diamond Spring
Classic last week and defeat-
ed rival Wewahitchka for the
Consolation Championship.
The Sharks are 6-7.


Thursday, March 23
Port St. Joe 2,
Loretto, TN 4
Despite superb pitch-
ing by Austin Peltier, who
racked up 9 strike outs, the
Sharks made 4 costly errors


and left six Loretto, Tenn.
players ir. scoring position
during ThLrsday's loss in the
opening game of the Shark
Diamond Spring Classic.
Justin Henderson and
Andrew Fun hit doubles and
Jordan Todit contributed a
single, but tie Sharks trailed
Loretto for 7 inningss and lost
the game 2-4.
Friday, March 24
Port St Joe 11,
Humboldt, TN 5
The Sharks made up for
a disappointing first showing
by defeating Hi.mboldt, TN in
the second rou-d game. The
team battled baxk from a 5-1
deficit to take ai 11-5 win.
Pitcher At.drew Furr
relieved Matt Gannon in the


bottom of the second and
threw 4 1/3 innings, striking
out 3.
Jordan Todd had a
solo homerun in the. sixth.
Henderson hit two doubles,
Gannon added two singles,
and Andrew Furr hit three
singles.
Saturday, March 24
Port St. Joe 17,
Wewahitchka 7
The Sharks bounced back
and won the Consolation
Championship, defeating
county rival Wewahitchka
17-7.
Gannon pitched 2 1/3
innings for the win. He also
had a Grand Slam in the 3rd
and a 3-run double in the
fifth.


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Founder's Day Scramble


The St. Joseph 3ay
Country Club Board of
Directors is co-sponsomng
a golf tournament on Jiae
3 to raise funds for capitol
improvements.
The entry fee will be $0
per player which includes
the green fee, cart and bufit
dinner. The tournament wl
be open to all members arn
their guests.
The tournament player,
will have the chance to wih,
a hole in one for $10,000 on .
Hole #7, and $5,000 for a
hole in one made on holes 4,
12 and 15. There will also be
prizes awarded for the loni
gest drive all tees, and clos-
est shot to pin all tees.
The team prizes are gift


certificates for pro shop mer-
chandise in the following
amounts:
First Place $600
Second Place $400
Third Place .$200
Fourth Place $100
There will be complimen-
tary gifts for players and
door prizes given out during
drawings at the awards cer-
emony immediately following
the golf tournament.
Anyone interested in
entering this tournament
may pick up an entry form in
the pro shop or dining room.
All players must be regis-
tered and have their. entry
ee paid by May 29.
The Board of Directors
3 seeking businesses ,and


'individuals to sponsor a hole
for $50.
Please contact Jerry


Stokoe (229-8440) or Barry
Whaley (229-6292) or fur--
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Silver at State


Lady Sharks Win 3, Lose 1


Port St. Joe Lady'
Shark Softball Team vis-
ited Grandridge but nearly
came to defeat. Going nine
innings the Sharks won 7
,to 4. Danielle Maxwell
went 7 innings striking
out 4, giving up nine hits,
with 4 runs. Kayla Minger
cane in for 2 innings strik-
irg out 3, with no walks,
gking up no hits. Also,
'Kiyla hit a 3 run home run
iu the top of the 7t to put
tle Sharks up for a short
periodd before Grandridge'
Eid it up in the bottom
the seventh. For the
5ne, Kayla Minger was 3
tr 5, Brittany Miller had
- hits, Danielle Maxwell
I1ad 2 hits, and Samantha
'"enton, Heather Strange,
nna McFarland and
.ngela Cannington all had
hit each.
The Lady Sharks lost
'heir second game of the


season to Arnold by the
score of 9 to 3. Kayla
Minger on the mound for
the Sharks had 8 strike
outs, walked 2, gave up 10
hits, for her second loss of
the season. Kayla Minger
had 2 hits for the Sharks,
Heather Brinkmeier,
Danielle Maxwell, Jesse
Moore, Angela Cannington,
Victoria McCall, and Torie
Greer each added a hit.
Cannington also had a
RBI.
The Lady 'Sharks
hosted Liberty County for
their third district game of
the season last Thursday
night. Kayla Minger was
again on the mound for
the Sharks as they defeat-
ed Liberty County 6 to 0
to run their district record
to 2 and 1. Kayla had
13 strike outs, walking
only 1, with a no hit shut
out. The Sharks had 7


hits. Danielle Maxwell,
Kayla Minger, Angela
Cannington, Seirra King,
and Heather Brinkmeier
had a hit each. Samantha
Denton had a 2 for three
nights with the bat.
The- Sharks hosted
Bozeman to run their
record to 12 to 2. Danielle
Maxwell and Kayla Minger
shared the pitching
duties to collect the win.
The Sharks won 8 to 1.
Maxwell had no runs, 1 hit,
while walking only 1 in her
3 innings on the mound.
Kayla Minger pitched 4
striking out 8, walking 2,
giving up 1 run on 4 hits.
Offensively for the Sharks,
Samantha Denton -had 2
hits, with Brittany Miller,
Danielle Maxwell, Heather
Strange, Seirra King each
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Busch Brothers Sweep at Bristol


Rae Smith
Contributing Writer
With four laps to go Kurt
Busch moved Matt Kenseth out
of the way and went on to win
the Food City 500 at Bristol.
With two laps to go Jeff
Gordon went past Matt Kenseth
taking over third place. On
the final lap Kenseth bumped
Gordon spinning him around
on the track and causing him
to drop from 3rd to 21st place.
There are always tempers
flaring at the half mile track and
over the years I have seen many
an altercation after the race but
I think we were all surprised to
see Gordon go after Kenseth.
The look on Kenseth's face was
one of disbelief, and he claims
he was going there to apologize
to Gordon, admitting he should
have waited for him to cool
down.
Points leaders Jimmy
Johnson started the race with
a flat tire and was plagued with
problems throughout the race,
knocking him down two spots
in the race for the chase.
Tire problems plagued
many drivers including Kurt
Busch who went down two laps
early in the race.
At Lap 110 a chain reaction
wreck caused a red flag for
cleanup. A total of 19 caution
flags were thrown during the
race, with the record of 20 still
holding up.
The lucky fan of the race
was the guy that was walking
along the fence when Dale
Jarrett's number 88 UPS Ford
lost the rear bumper. It flew
over the fence and landed in
front of him. He picked it up
and waved it to the crowd like a
trophy. I wonder how long until
we find it on E-Bay?
Amazingly only four drivers
were not involved in the many
wrecks. They were: Kurt Busch,


SKyle
Busch


3.4


Kurt
Busch


Mark Martin, Carl Edwards
and Bobby Labonte.
By the way, great finish to
Bobby Labonte in the number
43 Petty Enterprise's Dodge.
This was his first top five finish
in his new ride this year.
Tony Stewart led the most
laps, leading 245 of the 500
laps.
Qualifying was canceled
due to snow.
The Top Five Were:
1) Kurt Busch
2) Kevin Harvick
3) Matt Kenseth
4) Carl Edwards
5) Bobby Labonte
The Race to the Chase Top
Five are:
1) Matt Kenseth 782
2) Kasey Kahne 774
3) Jimmie Johnson 763
4) Mark Martin 750
5) Kyle Busch 677
Matt Kenseth up two spots,
Jimmie Johnson down two
spots and Kyle Busch up three
spot.
Next week's race will be at
Martinsville, where last year
Jeff Gordon won both the
Spring and Fall Races.
The Busch Series
Kyle Busch became the
sixth Nextel Cup regular to win
a Busch series race this year.
Kyle Busch took over the
lead from Greg Biffle with 12


laps to go. Biffle had
tire problems and finished in
28" place.
Only 32 laps into the race
there was a snow delay for .1
hour and 19 minutes. The fans
were throwing snowballs at
the drivers who were shielding
themselves with umbrellas.
One of the race crews even made
a small snowman. They even
played "Frosty the Snowman"
over the PA System. I believe
this was a first.
Busch Race results:
1) Kyle Busch
2) Kevin Harvick
3) Matt Kenseth
4) Denny Hamlin
5) Carl Edwards
6) Scott Riggs
7) Ron Hornaday
Ron Hornaday was the
highest placing Busch series
driver with the top six spots
going to cup drivers.
Championship standings are:
1) Kevin Harvick 952
2) J.J. Yeley 831
3) Denny Hamlin 814
4) Clint Bowyer 791
5) Carl Edwards 774
Both Denny Hamlin and
Carl Edwards are up two
spots.
The Busch series will not
be running this next weekend.
Their next race is scheduled for
Texas on April 1.


Watch Your Back A Dirty Rear Windshield i

Obstructs Visibility, Compromises Safety
**ji


Ever backed straight into
another object while parking
or backing out of a parking
spot or garage? Or turned into
another lane without realizing
you are turning into another
vehicle coming up behind you
in that very lane? It's pos-
sible you were distracted by
the children or perhaps too
engrossed in conversation
with another passenger. On
the other hand, perhaps you
couldn't see through the dirty
rear windshield of your mini-
van, station wagon or SUV.
"All-around visibility is
critical to safe driving," said
Otto Stefaner, Senior Product
Manager, Consumer Products
for Bosch, a leading global
supplier of windshield wiper
systems. "When you don't
clean your rear windshield,
or have been driving around
town with worn out rear wiper
blades that squeak and skip,
you not only compromise vis-
ibility and safety, you also
damage the rear windshield
of your vehicle permanently."
Statistics show that 16
percent of consumers who
buy two blades for a three-
blade vehicle do not purchase
the third blade. Front wipers
are replaced every three years
on average, but the rear wiper
is replaced once only every six
years. Yet, approximately 75
million of all registered vehi-
cles on the road (35 percent)
are equipped with rear wip-
ers, according to Stefaner.
"The rear wiper blade,
though used less frequently
than those in the front, is no
less vital to safe driving and
subject to the same wear and
tear," explained Stefaner. "In
fact, infrequent use decreas-
es the flexibility of the wip-
ing element, which results in
severe streaking that impairs
a driver's vision through the
rear window."
History of Innovation
Bosch invented the elec-
tric windshield wiper 'system
in 1926, and since then has


made major technological
contributions to the advance-
ment of wiper blade technolo-
gy. Currently, Bosch operates
the world's largest windshield
wiper factory in Tienen, Bel-
gium and manufactures 700
types of blades and 350,000
blades a day for virtually all
makes and models.
Focused on upgrading
visibility at both the front
and rear of the vehicle, Bosch
recently introduced "Hind-
sight" rear windshield wipers
for better rear visibility and
safety especially while driv-
ing in heavy snow, rain, sleet
or even in dry, dusty condi-
tions.
Bosch Hindsight rear
wiper blades feature a strong
steel frame; a precision-cut
natural rubber wiping edge
that removes the smallest
droplets; Bosch's exclusive
DirectConnectTM a one-
step installation procedure;
and an enclosed metal spring,
which prevents water, snow
or ice buildup.
Keep Front Windshield
Clean
Of course you can't drive
around always looking out
the rear window. For the all-
important front windshield,
Bosch has launched an ad-
vanced series of "bracket-
less" ultra performance wip-
er blades, the Bosch ICON.
The blade's unique bracket-
less design with dual rubber
technology, a weather shield
connector system, enclosed
tension spring, and an in-
tegrated aerodynamic wind
spoiler work to provide opti-
mal visibility.
"Our Bosch ICON brack-
etless wiper blades conform
closely to the curvature of the
windshield, wiping smoothly
from top to bottom and from
side to side, with no missed
spots or streaks even at high-
way speeds or in severe winds
when there, is danger of lift-
off," Stefaner said. "These
blades hug the windshield


like no other.
"Bracketless wiper techi-
nology is definitely the wave
of the future, and we estimate
that 40 percent of U.S. domes-
tic vehicles will be equipped
by 2010," said Stefaner. i
A Word of Caution i
"Front as well as reari
wipers are equally important
service items that need to,be;
checked and changed per)-
odically," Stefaner said. "For
best results, Bosch rec'obit
mends replacing front wind-
shield wiper blades every
spring and fall." Additionally,
wipers work in concert with,
the washer fluid to keep the
windshield front and reqr
- clean while driving. Some,
cars have two reservoirs,
one located in front under
the hood and one located in,
the back for the rear washer.,
Check the owner's manual to
find the locations of the res-
ervoirs on your vehicle aned
keep them full, especially.
during the winter months, so
you can clear your view whiiE'
driving.
"It's amazing what ef-
fect a seemingly unimporia,
item such as a worn out rea
wiper can have on your s'fe
ty," said Josi Waldschiht4
owner of Austrian Motors ]d.'
in Atlanta, GA, who has bteei
in the auto repair busirn'S
for 30 years. "A dirty ea
windshield can quickly tmi
into a safety hazard. Sd..a.
debris, ozone, airborne ci~n-
taminants, and sunlight all
act to weaken and reduce he,
wiper blade's ability to keqi,
your view of the back chai',
and unobstructed."
Your car's rear wije i
blade is a relatively inexpr,
sive item to replace. The nR1k)
time you take your car in pVq
service, have your mecha'?4,/
check both front and rr,
wipers to see if'they, e,q
doing their job. Often ovr,,;
looked, they are extrem(yM,
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Pain Management At The End Of Life


-- Hospice


Foundation Of America's Annual Teleconference


;, When a loved one is
struck with a terminal
illness, the caregiver and
medical team are often
faced with the challenge of
managing the patient's pain
and ensuring he or she


remains as comfortable as
possible. Pain management,
however, is a complex
issue involving a multitude
of perspectives. Hospice
Foundation of America (HFA)
is bringing this topic to the


forefront in its 13th Annual
Grief Teleconference to be
broadcast April 5 from 12:30
to 3:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast
Community College Student
Union East Building, room


Desserts And Democrats


The Gulf County
Democrats will meet at
the Port Inn at 7:00pm on
Thursday, March 30. All
attendees are urged to come
at 6:30 to have dessert and
coffee and meet guest speak-
er Bob Kerrigan.
Kerrigan, a Port St. Joe
High School and Florida
State University graduate
is a partner in the firm
of .Estess, Rankin, McLeod
al-d Thompson. Best known
as one of the trial attorneys
selected by then Governor
Lawton Chiles to prosecute
the State's claim against
the tobacco companies, (see
Mar.23 Star, pg.3B), he later
served as legal advisor to the
minority caucus of the Florida
Senate during the 2000 elec-

Save Your Vision
Month Promotes
Regular Eye Exams

In a year where an esti-
mated 2.8 million baby boom-
ers -will celebrate their 60th
birthday, age-related eye dis-
eases are becoming increas-
ingly important health issues,
according to the American
Optometric Association. As
part of national Save Your
Vision Month in March, the
AOA is reminding Americans
60and older that early detec-
tion through a comprehen-
sive eye exam can prevent or
slow vision loss due to cata-
racts and other age-related
eye diseases such as macular
degeneration, glaucoma and
diabetic retinopathy.
S"Today's 60-year-olds
are more health conscious
than 60-year-olds 20 years
a o," said Richard C. Edlow,
C.D., American Optometric
Association Information, and
Data Committee chair. "But
being better informed about
health risks, improved tech-
nology and treatment options
has not necessarily trans-
lated into including regular
eye examinations into their
health care routine."
The National Eye
Institute estimates that over
the next 30 years, the cur-
rent number of blind or visu-
ally impaired. Americans will
double because of aging baby
boomers. According to the
AOA, 20.5 million people age
b0 and over have cataracts, a
leading cause of poor vision
in the United States.
; Age-related eye diseases
Ho not have to lead to vision
loss or blindness," Dr. Edlow
paid. "Some of these have no
symptoms in the early stages,
vrhich is when it is most criti-
pal to help slow the progres-
Sion of vision loss."
I A comprehensive eye
examination provides doctors
bf optometry with information
bout the health of the eyes,
and also offers indications
.bout diseases that affect the
hole body, like diabetes and
hypertension.
"Many 'people don't
understand that even though
their vision nmay be clear.
*xams can uncover changes
in the eye caused by high,
blood pressure, diabetes, reti-
nal disorders and glaucoma,",
said Dr. Edlow.
; "Since there are 'more
treatment and rehabilita-
tion options than ever before,
early detection is all the more
critical."
The mission of the Florida
Optometric Association is
to advance and promote the
quality, availability, acces-
sibility of primary eye care
and related health care of
Florida's citizens; to repre-
sent the profession of optom-
etry; to enhance and pro-
mote the independent and
ethical decision-making of
its members; and to assist
and enable optometric physi-
cans to practice their pro-
fssion so as to ensure the
highest standards of patient
care. For more informa-
tion, contact the Florida
Optometric Association at 1-
800-399-2334 or via email:
Amandaflfloridaeyes.org.


tion controversy. A nationally
respected Democrat, he has
dedicated a large portion of
his time and funding to the
prosecution of international
human rights abuse cases.
He has endowed the Florida
State University Center for
the Advancement of Human
Rights.
"We are delighted to
have Mr. Kerrigan as our
speaker and we are excited
to have him as our guest
on Thursday evening," said
Patrick McFarland, Chairman
of the Gulf County Democratic
Executive Committee. "He is
a true model for the young
people of our area. We are
appreciative of what he con-
tinues'to do as he exemplifies
the spirit of the Democratic


Party."
After Kerrigan's talk
the meeting agenda will
include a report from mem-
bers who recently attend-
ed the Florida Democrat's
Legislative Appreciation Party
in Tallahassee, information
on events and fund-rais-
ers, the status of develop-
ing a database of interested
Democrats and an update
on the founding of a Gulf
County Democratic Women's
Organization. Bumper stick-
ers, buttons, and books will
be available for purchase. For
questions or additional infor-
mation please call Patrick
McFarland at 229-8070,
Guthrie Henderson at 899-
3570.


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pharmaceutical, psycho-
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management. A distinguished
panel of ethicists, educators
and hospice experts will look
at laws and regulations that
hinder the practice of pain
management.
Discussions will examine
ways in which health care
workers and the general public
can work together to improve
the societal approach to pain
management. The program
is moderated by Frank Sesno,
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Communication at George
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"Pain management is
an integral part of hospice
care and is not only physical,
but mental emotional
and spiritual," said Mike
McLaughlin, Community
Educator for Covenant
Hospice.
HFA's annual
teleconference is a nationally
recognized distance-learning
program, broadcast live via
satellite to more than 125,000
people in 2,000 communities.
It provides an opportunity for
a wide variety of professionals
- including doctors, nurses,
ethicists, educators, social
workers and bereavement
counselors to share and
exchange ideas and obtain
continuing education credits.
The teleconference
is sponsored locally by
Covenant Hospice and
is produced by Hospice
Foundation of America, a


not-for-profit organization,
which acts as an advocate for
the hospice concept of care
through ongoing programs of
professional education, public
information and research
on issues relating to illness,
loss, grief and bereavement.
This year the program is
sponsored by the Foundation
for End of Life Care and
Purdue Pharma and produced
in cooperation with the
Adventist Communications
Network, the Association
for Death Education and
Counseling, the National
Association of Social Workers,
and the Veterans Health
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The Public is invited.
Registration is required. Call
Covenant Hospice educators
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Professor Looks Back at Time's Spring Forward


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Mention Daylight Saving
Time to Dr. Raynor Duncombe
and you can hear the shudder
in his voice through the phone
lines connecting Port St. Joe
-to Austin, Tex.
The 89-year old
University of Texas Aerospace
Engineering professor helped
draft the Uniform Time Act
of 1966, which established a
uniform system of Daylight
Saving Time throughout the
U.S., exempting states whose
legislatures voted to continue
on Standard Time.
Daylight Saving Time
commences in the U.S. at 2
a.m. on the first Sunday of
April, and ends at 2 a.m. on
the last Sunday of October,
when clocks revert back to
Standard Time.
The phrase "Daylight
Saving Time" is, Duncombe
will tell you, a misnomer.
-"No time is actually saved,"
said Duncombe in a phone
interview from his UT office
last year.
Duncombe prefers the
phrase "Advanced Time,"
and if he had it his way and
he almost did the words
"Daylight Saving Time" would
be stricken from the tongue
of every clock-watching
American.
Lawyers Make a Mess of
Time
Duncombe's involvement
in the Uniform Time Act
began during his tenure as
the director of the Nautical
Almanac Office of the
,U.S. Naval Observatory in
'Washington, D.C., where he
spent a 33-year career.
Because his office served
as arbiter in questions of time
and astronomy, Duncombe
worked closely with lawyers
to draft the newv legislation.
The new act was an
attempt to standardize time
keeping within the United
States.
From the end of World
War II to 1966, no federal law
required states to observe
Daylight Saving Time. Those
states and localities that opted
to observe Daylight Saving


Time chose when it began and
ended, thus creating vast and
confusing variations in time
throughout the country.
According to Duncombe,
the Uniform Time Act was
created to force states to either
adopt the time change or
not, "hopefully with everyone
doing Advanced Time."
None of this "Saving"
business for the Yale
graduate and expert in the
fields of orbital mechanics
and dynamical astronomy.
In drafting the Act's
language, Duncombe worked
diligently to ensure that the
phrase "Daylight Saving
Time" would not appear.
"It said 'the standard time
of such zone, during such
period, shall be advanced
one hour at such time,"' said
Duncombe, recalling his
linguistic craftsmanship.
Everything was going fine
until Duncombe fulfilled his
obligations to the committee
and left his precisely-worded
time treatise in the hands of
the attorneys.
The attorneys assured
him that they would merely
"clean up the act a little bit,"
clarifying a few points in the
legalese.
But when the Uniform
Time Act was written into
law on April 13, 1966, the
phrase "Advanced Time" was
nowhere to be found.
Thelawyershadreinserted
the words "Daylight Saving
Time," thereby destroying all
of Duncombe's hopes that
the phrase might disappear
from the national lexicon.
"The expression has
continued, unfortunately,"
remarked Duncombe with
lingering annoyance. "But
that's how it goes."
Spring Forward, Farmers
Say Back Off
Daylight Saving Time
in the U.S. has had a long,
strange history, and no one
knows that history better
than Duncombe.
In addition to drafting the
Uniform Time Act, Duncombe
has for 21 years taught a
"Determination of Time"
UT, Aerospace Engineering


graduate course, in which
he devotes a considerable
amount of time to teaching
Daylight Saving Time's
history.
Originally the brainchild
of Benjamin Franklin, who
detailed the idea in a 1784
essay entitled "An Economical
Project," Daylight Saving
Time was formally adopted
by the U.S for seven months
between 1918 and 1919, the
time of the first World War.
During World War II, the
U.S. adopted Daylight Saving
Time year-round, known as
"War Time," from Feb. 2, 1942
to Sept. 30, 1945.
In the years after the
World Wars, the decision to
adopt Daylight Saving Time
was largely a local option.
During this period, a tug-
of-war existed between city-
dwellers and country farmers
for control over the time
issue.
According to Duncombe,
the idea of a state's observing
Daylight Saving Time was
to "allow people working in
factories to have time off in
the evening to work in their
gardens."
But farmers were bitterly
opposed to the time change.
"They dug in their
heels and said no way,"
remarked Duncombe, who
noted that it was the "folks
in the countryside" who
then controlled the state
legislatures.
And so the farmers had
their way, at least for a little
while.
Lobbyists Demand More
Light
Twenty years after
helping draft legislation to
standardize the country's
time, Duncombe, who
had then settled into his
new career as a professor,
watched from .the sidelines
as lobbyists for athletic
equipment manufacturers,
the charcoal industry and
the makers of outdoor grills
brought the issue of Daylight
Saving Time once again to the
nation's forefront.
The 1966 Uniform Time
Act established the time table


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University of Texas professor Raynor Duncombe helped draft the Uniform Time Act of 1966 during
his tenure as the director of the Nautical Almanac Office of the U.S. Naval Observatory.


for Daylight Saving Time
as commencing on the last
Sunday of April and ending
the last Sunday in October.
The lobbyists were
pushing Congress to move
the commencement date back
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a Nebraskan farmer to his
Congressman still makes the
professor chuckle.
Expressing his dismay
over the time change, the
farmer wrote:' "My crops
can't take another hour of
sunlight."
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and the lobbyists reached
a compromise. In 1986, the
starting date of Daylight
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moved from the last Sunday
in April to the first Sunday.
"And by God that blew
right through with no one
saying a, thing," Duncombe
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lot of people who don't think
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closer to his heart.
Duncombe wants people
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years ago.
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2006 Tyndall Air Force Base Air Show


By Ed Offley
Florida Freedom Newspapers
When the Thunderbirds
take to the skies here next
month for their airshow per-
formance, U.S. Air Force
pilots across this base will be
drawn to the acrobatics like
moths to a candle.
But to two of the more
than 150 fighter pilots and
students who call Tyndall
home, the event will have an
even more special resonance.
That is because it was
seeing the Thunderbirds fly
as youngsters that prompted
both Maj. Brent Allen and 2nd
Lt. Brent Carroll to become
Air Force fighter pilots.
Allen, a 33-year-old F-
15 instructor pilot with the
2nd Fighter Squadron and a
combat veteran of Operation
Iraqi Freedom, said he first
saw the Thunderbirds fly at
the age of 8 when his fam-
ily was living in Charlotte,
N.C. One afternoon in 1980,
Allen, his father and younger
brother joined another dad
and son to watch an airshow,
and the performance of the
Air Force flight demonstra-
tion team was forever etched
in his memory.
'"It was hot as blue blaz-
es," the North Carolina native
'recalled. "The traffic (to the
-air show) was terrible, so
,we couldn't get to the show
becausee there were so many
,people already there."
They ended up parking
,on the side of the road out-
-ide what is now Charlotte
JDouglas International
Airport, and Allen and his
_chum climbed up on the roof
'of the car to.watch.
"The Thunderbirds at
-that time were still flying the
T-38," Allen said, referring
to the twin-engine jet that is
still used as the Air Force's
'primary trainer. "They looked
like needles in the sky."
"I remember asking' my
'dad if the guys doing that got
*paid for doing that," he said
with a chuckle.
Eight years later, Brent
-Carroll also went to an air-
,show with his family and
'came away entranced. It


was 1988 at a California air-
show, and by this time the
Thunderbirds were flying
the F-16 Falcon, the fighter
that they will use here next
month.
"When I saw them, I
decided then that I wanted
to be an Air Force pilot, and
a fighter pilot on top of that,"
said Carroll, whose father was
a career U.S. Coast Guard
aviator.
For both men, turning a
childhood dream into a mili-
tary career took more than
youthful enthusiasm.
Allen said he became


where he graduated and
received his commission as a
2nd lieutenant in May 2005.
He is one of "a handful" of
junior officers temporarily
assigned at Tyndall, eagerly
awaiting the beginning of the
52-week "undergraduate pilot
training" course at Columbus
Air Force Base, Miss., this
summer.
Currently assigned to
the 83rd Fighter Weapons
Squadron, Carroll said that
whenever he has the oppor-
tunity, he goes over to the
flightline for a backseat ride
in an F-15 trainer.


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even more interested in flying
four years later when a fam-
ily neighbor took him up for
a ride in a small Piper Cub.
But theitrek required dili-
gence in school, good grades
and school activities that led
to his acceptance in college,
he noted.
He attended the
University of North Carolina
as a cadet in the Air Force
ROTC program and received
his commission in 1994. He
has been a career F-15 pilot
since, amassing over 1,100
hours and 29 combat mis-
sions in his flight logbook.
For Carroll, the journey
went through high school to
a four-year appointment at
the U.S. Air Force Academy,


Assigned to Tyndall since
late 2003, Allen's relation-
ship with the Thunderbirds
comes full circle next month.
Among other nonflying
duties, he is Chairman of the
2006 "Thunder over the Gulf'
Airshow.
This is the first visit of
the Thunderbirds to Tyndall's
annual airshow since 2003.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels
performed in 2004, and last
year the Canadian Air Force
Snowbirds were a highlight of
the program.
Married with two chil-
dren, including a 13-year-old
son still at home, Allen said
his family enjoys attending
the annual event despite the
fact that they live around


the sound of fighter jets
year-round. He said his i rer
son, Alex, enjoys seeing theI
Thunderbirds but so far has
not voiced the same passion
for flying that gripped him
on seeing the Thunderbirds /
so long ago. "I'd love for him
to be a fighter pilot, but I
really want him to do what he
wants to do," the major said.
"We are so impression-
able at that age," Allen said
of his own experience. "You
see something as awe-inspir-
ing as a Thunderbirds perfor-
mance, where you have sleek
and fast airplanes and a lot
of noise.
Carroll, too, said he plans
to attend the airshow next-
month, especially to enjoy its
keynote act. At the close of their routine, all six F-16 Thunderbird planes
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"She was a jewel and
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friend. "Margaret was, so soft
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listened because they always
loved what she had to say."
She described them as very
devoted to each other "and to
Luther," their 16-year old dog
whom they had just lost.
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described them as "charter
members of the Driftwood
Swingers," a group of long-
time inn visitors who gather at
the inn's swings for cocktails
at sunset each evening.
"It was apparent to
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socializing with friends at the
inn," said Wood.
Al Fazekas, ,husband to
Kathy, told the group that
Margaret was a school teacher
and Larry,-as everyone called
him, was a chemist. Fazekas


said Resen was a chief petty
officer in the Navy during
World War II, and served on
the battleships North Carolina
and Missouri.
Resen was featured in a
National Geographic special
on the Missouri, and his
photograph was on the official
Missouri website, "something
he was extremely proud of,"
said Fazekas.
"And he loved to hear
Charlie play the bagpipes,"
laughed Fazekas, referring
to their friend Charlie Sheer,
who with his wife Janet, are
repeat winter visitors at the
Driftwood from Engadine, in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
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a fashion sh\\o eever night.
with her hats and jewelry.
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evening."
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-Panama City.
She-, attended Bay High
School and graduated from
Chapman High School in
Apalachicola. Fifty-five years
ago she married Robert "Bob"
Faliski, who is retired from the
St. Joe Paper Company. They
have lived in Gulf County for
48 years.
But the library has not
been the only job Faliski has
had. She and Bob raised two
children, she worked with
the Girl Scouts, Dixie Youth
Baseball League, and served as
president of the Band Parents
Association. Faliski was also
a member of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club, a member of
St. James Episcopal Church,
past president of Women
of the Church, Altar Guild
chairman, sang in the choir,
and taught Sunday school for
six years.
In addition to her duties
as library branch manager,
Faliski has been the director
of the Gulf County Public
Library Literacy Project,
and a member of the
Panhandle Adult Literacy
Service (PALS-NET), which
contained both Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka in Gulf


County, along with Franklin,
Calhoun, Washington, Liberty
and Gadsden Counties in its
service area for eight years.
So what has changed the
most in the library over almost
four decades? Technology,
Faliski immediately replied.
She mimed hand-stamping a
book; which librarians had to
do for years.
"We used to hand-stamp
every card, and put the card
in that little card pocket that
was in each book," she said,
"Then we got a machine that
put names and numbers
on the cards for us, but we
still had to do most of it by
hand."
In fact, for the reception
in her honor on Tuesday at
the library, Faliski pulled out
a large black plastic kettle
full of confetti which she has
made from all the old library
cards. "I'm going to put this
out and put a sign with it,
explaining exactly what it
is," she laughed, "because
nobody today knows what
these things were."
The library got its first
computer in 1992, Faliski
said, and it was only for the
circulation department. Now


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everything is online in the
library, including the card
catalogs. "How nice it is not
to have to count all those
cards and sort them every
night," she laughed.
As far as the books
themselves, Faliski thinks
that books, overall, have
changed for the better, citing
more and better children's
books, and a wider selection
for young adults and older
readers, as well.
The oniy real disadvantage
in books today, she said, is
that 30 years ago, "you could
buy one, a hardback, for $5,
and paperbacks were within
the reach of everyone."
But people still bring
in books for book sales and
make regular donations of all
types of books, a fact which
Faliski is proud of, especially
here in Gulf County.
"When we first moved out
here, it was just us and the
courthouse. We were all by
ourselves. I wondered for a
while if people would make
the drive to use the library."
That worry soon ceased,
she said. Faliski was also
concerned about filling the
bookcases with enough


books.
"When we first moved in,
it just worried me to death.
I thought we'd never fill all
these shelves. Now we have
so many books we have to
plan what we're going to do
when we move anything."
Another major change
Faliski has seen is the
explosion of audio books,
which the Port St. Joe library
began carrying about 10 years
ago. Now the library offers
compact disks and DVDs, as
well.
Both Gulf County
libraries, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka, recently
received grants of $5,000
each to purchase new CDs,
DVDs, but very few audio
books, said Faliski.
As popular as audio
books are, and have been,
technology is supporting only
CDs and DVDs, she explained,
and books on cassettes are
almost out of demand.


One more major change
Faliski has seen in her 36
years at the library, is the
realization of expansion of
physical space.
"From our. original space
we have our new addition
that is well under way," she
said. When completed, the
addition will house genealogy
and Florida history, freeing a
considerable amount of room
in the original building for
expansion of the children's
section, and allowing many
genealogy resources to
be readily available to the
public.
When asked about her
closing thoughts on her
library career, Faliski replied,
"Finally, after all these years,
people in the county, and the
county administrators, have
come to appreciate a library
being here. For a long time,
they didn't.
"I wish I could have
stayed until the addition was


finished, but that's alright. I
look for good things for this
library."
Faliski might now have
time to read more of her
favorite books, which are
biographies and mysteries,
and more by her favorite
authors Pat Conroy and Anne
George. She and her husband
plan to enjoy more camping
and traveling to their old
farmhouse, named "Grey
Ghost," built in the 1880's
in North Carolina. They also
plan to spend time on the
road in their new recreational
vehicle visiting children,
grandchildren and relatives
in North Carolina, New York
state, Minnesota, Montana
and Washington.
And the library, and all
the people of Gulf County who
have enjoyed good things fof
the past 36 years, will enjoy
the benefits of the library well
into the future, thanks to a
lady named Jean Faliski.


The library as it looked in the late 1960's and early 1970's.


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Red Wolves


animal, a "super coyote.
There must have been a
reason that the govern-
ment wanted to get rid of
the red wolf."
The belief that the red
wolf caused
widespread
cattle losses
led to exten-
sive preda-
tor control
programs
in the early
part of the
20th centu-
ry, accord-
ing to the
U.S. Fish
and Wildlife
Service web- -
site. Fear ..%:..' -.: -
and a mis-
understand-
ing of the St. Vincent Isla
animal led
to indiscriminate killing
for bounties, it said.
In 1967, the federal
government listed the red
wolf as an endangered spe-1


WEWA b


cies and in 1980 declared
the animal extinct in the
wild. "The current red wolf
program was started from
14 wolves," said Fazio.
The red wolf derived


ronm Page A.

weighs 45 to 80 pounds,
and is smaller than the
gray wolf and larger than
the coyote.
Also, the head is
broader than the coyote's


nd aerial view. Photo by Thomas E. Lewis, USFWS


its name from the reddish
color of the head, ears,
and legs. Its coloring can
range from very light tan
to black. The red wolf


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but nar-
rower than
the gray
wolfs. The
red wolf's
most dis-
tinguish-
ing fea-
tures are
the long
ears and
legs.
"Today
the biggest
threats
to the red
wolf are
the east-
ern coyote,


illegal kill-
ing, development, hurri-
canes and domestic dog
diseases," Fazio said.
According to Monica
Harris, manager of the St.
Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge, the federal gov-
ernment spent nearly
$900,000 last year on the
red wolf recovery program,
with $31,000 of this given


Two red wolves that were previously located on St. Vincent Island. Photo by Thomas E. Lewis,
USFWS


to the St. Vincent propa-
gation site.
The federal money is
used to run the program
and partially fund a biolo-
gist to monitor the wolves.
"The money barely covers
the cost of tracking and
subsidize the biologist's
salary," said Harris.
The island is a propa-
gation site for the red wolf
program and over the last
16 years there have been
19 pups born there. "The


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of our recovery program,"
said Fazio. "Young red
wolves born on the island
grow and 'learn survival
skills in a wild environ-
ment."
Once the wolves reach
18 months old, they are
taken to. the main recov-
ery site, Alligator River
National Wildlife Refuge
in North Carolina. The
pups are genetically test-
ed before being released
to make sure that they
are red wolves and not a
hybrid of a wolf and coy-
ote.

Red Wolves Better for
Game than Coyotes
Fazio believes that if
the breeding pair of wolves


wolves.
According to Fazio, in
most cases that a person
suspects that a red wolf
has been causing prob-
lems it is usually another
animal.
"We set a trap to catch
the animal that has been
causing the problem. It
tends to be a fox, domestic
dog or coyote that is in the
trap," said Fazio.
It is Fazio's assertion
that the red wolf actu-
ally helps game animals
thrive, especially game
birds. "Raccoons are nest
raiders," he said. "The red
wolf usually eats medium-
sized prey like raccoons."
A few members of the
audience asked if humans
could be the only "preda-


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Local veterinarian, Hobson Fulmer, right, helps do a health
check on a red wolf on St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. .


Photo by Monica Harris, USFWS

is taken off of St. Vincent,
then coyotes wil, come
back to the islatid and
cause far more damage to
the wildlife.
"It is better to have
wolves on St. Vincent than
have eastern coyotes,"
he said. "Wolves are less
adaptable and therefore
less likely to cause the
same problems."
In a later conversation
Fazio stated that the east-
ern coyote is what many
think of when they refer
to the "super coyote." He
went on to say that the
eastern coyote has been
interbreeding with domes-
tic dogs and wolves for
three centuries and is big-
ger and smarter than its
western cousin.
Alligator River Wildlife
Refuge, the primary recov-
ery area for the wild red
wolf program, has had few
problems with their wolves.
"We have 178 wild wolves
in five counties in east-
ern North Carolina," said
Fazio. "In the 19 years
since the program started,
there have been only four
complaints about the red


tors" on St. Vincent.
"No. We need hunt-.
ers and other predators
to control the hogs," said
Fazio. "I believe we can
find a balance with wolves.
game animals, harvesting,
ecology and visitors on St.
Vincent Island."
Lewis agreed with -
Fazio that hunting on St.
Vincent is compatible with
the goals of the refuge.
When asked about increas-
ing the hog hunts on the
island Lewis responded. ,.
"We need a commitment '
from the hunting commu- 1.
nity. We do. not have an
eradication program for ..
the hogs, it isn't an attain- -
able goal," he said
The county commis-
sion at their March 21 '
meeting called for a conm-
mittee to study the man-
agement of St. Vincent
Island. The commit-
tee would be made up of
USFWC officers, hunters
and other citizens.
"We are very willing.to
work with the committee
to find the proper balance
for St. Vincent Island," ,
said Lewis.


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Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently spon-
sored a trip to Tallahassee
for local high school juniors.
The trip was part of the Rural
Electric Youth Tour Program
that rural electric coopera-
tives across the nation par-
ticipate in.
Each year, the Cooperative
sponsors the program for
eleventh-graders whose par-
ents or guardians are mem-
bers of GCEC. A panel of
three judges from the electric
cooperative industry inter-
views participants, and two
winners are chosen to trav-
el on an all-expenses-paid
trip to Washington, D. C. in
June, where they join other
eleventh-grade students from
all over the United States
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to tour our nation's capi-
tal. However, every student
nominated by a local civic
organization or high school
to participate in the pro-
gram is invited to travel on
an all-expenses-paid trip to
Tallahassee, where they join
approximately 100 other high
school juniors representing
electric cooperatives all over
Florida.
Students representing the
Cooperative in Tallahassee
included: Travis Hetzel,
nominated by Vernon High
School; Marcie Jackson, nom-
inated by the Wewahitchka
Volunteer Fire Department;
Chelsea Lovrekovic, nomi-
nated by A. Crawford Mosley
High School; Ellen Manor,
nominated by the Wetappo


cooperative
Creek Volunteer Fire
Department; Kaitlyn Penney,
nominated by Altha Public
School; Shane Smith, nom-
inated by Deane Bozeman
School; and Chasity Taylor,
nominated by the Sand Hills
Volunteer Fire Department.
Gulf Coast Electric employ-
ees Kristin Bennett and Chris
Davis served as chaperones
for the trip.
Hetzel and Jackson won
the Youth Tour competition,
held in February, and will
represent the Cooperative
during the Washington tour.
While in Tallahassee, the
students participated in a
mock session of Congress, led
by Steve Uram of the National
Rural Electric Cooperative
Associat-ion.


Chris Davis, Ellen Manor, Kaitlyn Penney, Chelsea Lovrekovic, Marcie Jackson, Chasity Taylor, Travis
Hetzel, Shane Smith and Kristin Bennett visiting the Vietnam Memorial.


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They also participated
in a mock voting session in
the House of Representatives,
where they heard two house
members speak. Additionally,
they toured the old capitol
building, including the former
House of Representative and
Supreme Court chambers,
and the Vietnam Memorial.
The students also visited the
Challenger Learning Center,
where they watched the Imax
movie Magnificent Desolation
- Walking on the Moon.
"The Youth Tour program
is a great opportunity for us
to reward local students for
being outstanding leaders in
their communities,". Bennett
said.
The Rural Electric Youth
Tour Program has been in
existence since 1957 when
co-ops sent students 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-
rienced this once-in-a-life-
time opportunity to visit our
nation's capital 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
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two house members speak at the House of Representatives. Photos,
from left, are Chelsea Lovrekovic, Travis Hetzel, Shane Smith, Ellen
Manor, Kaitlyn Penney, Chasity Taylor and Marcie Jackson.
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Gardner Receives


U.S. National Award
The United States
Achievement Academy
announced today that
Katie A. Gardner from
Port St. Joe has been
named a United States
National Award Winner.
This award is a
prestigious honor very
students can ever hope
to attain. In fact, the
Academy recognizes
fewer that 10% of all
American high school
students.
Gardner, who
attends Port St. Joe
inated. for this national
award by Ruby Knox,
a teacher at the school.
Gardner will appear
in the United States
Achievement Academy's
Official Yearbook which
is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important
than ever before in America's history. Certainly, United States
Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and
appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achieve-
ment," said Dr. George Stevens, Founder of the United States
Achievement Academy.
The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive
recommendations of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other
qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set
forth by the Academy.
The criteria for selection are a student's academic perfor-
mance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, respon-
sibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citi-
zenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and
recommendation from a qualified sponsor.
Katie A. Gardner is the daughter of Lloyd and Rita Gardner
from Port St. Joe. The grandparents are Argie Pericola of Port
St. Joe and the late Nelson and Faye Gardner of lPort St. Joe.


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Bernal and Taylor Engaged
Marlen Taylor of Port St. Joe, FL and Deanna Ramsey of
Tallahassee, FL are pleased to announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger Nichole to
John Paul Bernal, son of John Bernal of Port St. Joe Beach,
FL and Georgia Whaley of Wilson, NC.
Ginger is a graduate of Florida State University and is
employed with Anchorage Children's Home. John Paul is an
architectural student at Gulf Coast Community College and is
employed with Wood World Furniture.
Local grandparents are Houston and LaVerne Ramsey of
Port St. Joe and Richard and Gennette Bernal of Port St. Joe
Beach.
The wedding is planned for June 30, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
(Central Standard Time) at St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church in Panama City.


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Flowers and McCorvey to Wed
Chester and Teresa Quick would like to announce the
engagement of their daughter Dixie Michelle Flowers to James
Joseph McCorvey.
The bride to be is the daughter of Chester and Teresa
Quick of Wewahitchka, Florida and Kimmey E. Flowers of
Elba, Alabama. Her maternal grandparents are Mrs. Merle
Pearson the late Mr. Olen Pearson and Mr. (Chief) S.C.
Turman of Opp, Alabama. Her Paternal grandparents are Mr.
James and Mrs. Betty Flowers of Elba, Alabama.
The groom to be is the son of Jay and Rose McCorvey of
Wewahitchka, Florida. His maternal grandparents are Mrs.
Dorothy Griffin and the late Mr. Berle Griffin of Kinard,
Florida. His paternal grandparents are the late Mr. Jimmy and
ethe late Mrs. Margaret McCorvey of Wewahitchka, Florida.


Both the bride and the


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groom are 2004 graduates of
Wewahitchka High School
and 2005 graduates of Gulf
Coast Community College of
Nursing. Both are current-
ly employed by the State of
Florida. The wedding will take
place on May 13, .2006 at
Mexico Beach, Florida.

Sea Oats & Dunes

Garden Club
Our Plant and Bake Sale
was a huge success. Thanks
to-everyone for making this
event one of our largest fund-
raisers.
Special Thanks to the fol'
lowing sponsors:
Gulf Foods, Cathey's
Hardware, Piggly Wiggly, Port
Side Trading Co., Toucans
Gift Shop, Tropical Breeze;
CVS Pharmacy, Ard's Florist,
Palm Tree Books, Beachwalk'
Sassy Nails, 2-Gulls At Tho
Beach, Petals by the Bay &
Sharon's Cafe. '


For more pictures email Paula

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Iennell Rhames" Teddy, Brother, and all your family.
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Red Hat
Br Highland View's Barbara
Brown takes all around
fold at the Red Hat Winter
Olympics. Last Wednesday
Brown earned top honors
with her outstanding perfor-
mances in the (red hat style,
you had to be there,) jig-
s'aw puzzle race and brownie
bake off tying in the bake off
wvith Connie Sedam of Mexico
each.
The "You've Got Mail
0ags" chapter of the Red Hat
society entertained a sur-
prised lunch time crowd at
Frank Pate Park in downtown
S1brt St. Joe with their enthu-
iastic performances in sev-
e'ral hotly contested events.
: All around Silver medal-
ist was Kathy' Wolfe of St. Joe
Beach and Bronze went to
Jpyce Branson of Overstreet.
Wolfe scored in three


Chit Cha
events, winning the raw egg
toss, placing third in the put-
ting contest and easily defeat-
ing chapter queen Michele
McDonough in arm wrestling.
McDonough, The Queen Bag
said, "I was outclassed and
even though I trained with
five pound weights for three
weeks, Wolfe had me from the
start. The woman is strong!"
Branson aced "A Test To
Drive You Crazy," and gold
medaled in the ice cube pass
in which Caryl Baril. silvered
and Doris Tempest took the
bronze.
A lovely young woman
who was lunching with friends
at the park offered to take
a photo of the athletes with
their medals. She remarked
that she couldn't wait to join
such a fun group. She' was.
immediately offered member-


Elder Care Services,
the Corporation of National
Service and the United Way
are pleased to announce
two vacancies for Foster
Grandparents to work with
the North Florida Child
Development in Port St. Joe.
The function of the Foster
Grandparents is to provide
assistance, friendship, guid-
ance and care to children
attending the North Florida
Development Center. The
Foster Grandparent usually
serves through 20 hours of
weekly service.
We are now actively
accepting applications to fill
these positions. If you meet
the following requirements
please apply immediately:
1. Must be 60 years of
age and in relatively good
health.
2. Must be living on a
limited income.




It
ship as a "pink hatter." Pink
hats are like minded ladies
under 50. When they reach
the magic number they get
"reduated" to red hat status.
The "Mailbags" are hang-
ing up their jockstockings
for April's decorative easter
lampshade bonnet fashion
show. April. 25 is official
world' wide Red Hat Day, cel-
ebrating the founding of the
society and the sharing of a
second childhood for women
over 50.
According to The Queen
Bag, their last get together
was on Wednesday, April 26
at noon eastern. If you would
like to join them next time
call 227-6826 if you're a "girl"
who just wants to have fun:
Contact: Michele


McDonough
1443


227-6826/227-


3. Must be of good
moral character.
4. Must be able to drive
safely.
5. Must pass a back-
ground screening.

If you apply and are
accepted, you will be paid a
stipend for each hour worked
and mileage for your trav-
el. These payments will not
affect any type of assistance
that you are now receiving.
These payments are not sub-
ject to any taxes or penalties.
Please call Gina Smith at
(850) 547-2511 for an inter-
view and application.


Arizona Chemical Company
Bayside Savings Bank
Dannie Bolden
Capital City Bank
Century 21/Gulf Coast Realty
Distinctive Healthcare
George and Hilda Duren/
Piggly Wiggly

Gulf Correctional Institution
Gulf County Health Department




what matters.T'


Olivia's Day

Ed Douglass, Administrator at Bay St. Joe Care &
Rehabilitation Center congratulates Olivia Daniels on her
Birthday and also for her 23 dedicated years of support and
loyalty to Bay St. Joe Care & Rehabilitation Center. It isn't
often to find someone as special and dedicated as Olivia. She
is not only a great asset to the facility, but and also to the
community.
Thank You Olivia, we appreciate you !!!!!


Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
GT Com
North Florida Child Development
Preble-Rish, Inc.
Raffield Fisheries, Inc.
St. Joe Towns and Resorts, PSi
Superior Bank
Vision Bank




SUnited Way
of Northwest Florida


107 Seacliffs Drive on Cape San Bias
is a 4br 3.5Ba. This home has fantastic
-views of the gulf of mexico while relax-
ing from the decks. This beautiful home
sits on 1.57 Acres with approx 71' of gulf
frontage. Home is being sold furnished
with the exception of some personal
items. MSL# 110166 $ 2,995,000 Call
Jay Rish At 227-5569


This home is located in a very nice and
quiet neighborhood. Oversized lot with
plenty of yard. Multiple carports, outside
buildings, and storage. Attached garage
is 24'x16'. Detache'd6arage is 24'x48'.
Home is very well Kept and organized.
MLS# 110655 $ 299,900 call carol bell
at 850-227-4252


4 BR 3.5BA, Spacious Entertainmeni
Home is Professionally Decorated. 3rd
Level Great Room/DR/ Kitchen' has Heart
Pine Floors, Custom Bead Board Trim, SS
Whirlpool Gold Appliances and Spectacu-
lar Gulf/Bay Views. Level 2 Master Suite
and 2 Bedrooms have private entrances
and decks. Ground level includes Tile En-
trance, Office, Elevator and Master Suite
with Private Outside Entrance. Home has
Finished Garage, In-ground Pool, Fully Ir-
rigated/Ldndscaped/Fenced 1/3 acre in
the 'X' Zone. Agent Owner, A Must See!!
MLS# 110940 Call Charlton Williams
850-227-4256.








Port St. Joe, interior- Remodeled and
ready to move in! This charming 3 bed-
room, 1 V2 bath home is located close to
schools and town. Home features original
hardwood floors, boat shed and new
-appliances. Rest on the new back deck
and enjoy this peaceful yard! $229,000.
MLS#109938 Call Valerie Clayton 850-
527-5258 or Natalie Shoaf 850-227-
4355.


Unique property just south of hardie
bridge with 300+/- feet along inter-
coastal waterway, the dock is 10 foot+/-.
depth for two boat bays, 12x24 con-
crete outbuilding setup for crabbing,
shrimp, or fish. Five acres more less
with rv hookup with septic and water,
well maintained brick home, 3br/2ba,
inside laundry, separate dining and liv-
ing room, den, screened porch, attached
2 car garage, central electric air, electric
ceiling heat, kenetico water conditioning
system. Mls#109237 $2,500,000 Call
Joe At 227-44585


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


MLS# 110337 2BR 2B Newly construct-
ed home in nice area Screened front
and back porch, open living and kitchen
area, breakfast bar, wood burning stove
in living room, central h 'a, master bed-
room with walk in closet, master bath
has double shower, inside utility room,
raised ceilings, yard is landscaped, has
deep well, nice work shop situated on
concrete slab. View beautiful Spring
from front porch. Intracoastal waterway
just steps away. $315,000.00. Call Su-
sie White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-
4046


The unil is located on the 2nd floor w'
great gulf views. Direct access in front of
complex. Pool is located at the rear of the
complex. Parking for 2 cars per unit, great
floor plan & location. Come an enjoy the
great views! MLS# 109219 $624,900
Call Natalie Shoaf At 227-4355


1225 Cape San Bias Road Unique
BAY FRONT home with breathtaking
views of beautiful St Joe Bay. "New" roof.
This home is nestled on a huge wooded
lot with lots of privacy MLS#108564.
$1,300,000 Call Sonjia Raffield 340-
0900.


This home is located in a very nice and
quiet neighborhood. Oversized lot with

plenty of yard. Multiple carports, outside
buildings, and. storage. Attached garage
is 24'x16'. Detached garage is 24'x48'.
Home is very well Kept and organized.
MLS# 110655 $ 299,900 call caroL bell
at 850-227-4252


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Thislsttierlois locate dinJbhiaiuftnSudi)n ld n .:, ",. ::T ,: 1. h.1 C.
Of Mexico. $ 795,000 for more Into call Susie White at 227-4046
* St Joe Beach Bay View/1 tier- 4 lots directly across from dedicated public beach
beach. Beautiful Unobstructed View with current restrictions to maintain view. Zoning can
be residential or commercial. Entire block of Highway frontage can be purchases X- Flood
Zone. $ 800,000 per lot, Call Natalie Sheaf850-227-4355 MIS 108380
TRUE 1ST TIER LOT LOCATED BEACHSIDE DIRECTLY BEHIND GULF FRONT LOT. One
of the nicest subdivision on the cope, paved streets, underground utilities, ribbon curbin
nice landscaing, clubhouse and pool. Lot located lose to boardwalk to-beach. MLS#
1-09776 $ 995,000 CALL JOE AT 850-227-4S85 .,
, SEAGRASS IS THE MOST POPULAR SUBDIVISION ON CAPE SAN BIAS i: :t
and Clubhouse. This beautiful "x" zone st tier lot is one I : :. L :.-.: ;
spectaculargulf & bay views of both sunrises and sunsets. MLS#110600 5 825,000 CALL
CHARLTON WILLIAMS AT 850-227-4256
SHeron's Walk Subdivision-One of the finest subdivision's in Port St. Joe. Located
close to the community collee and schools. This subdivision offers a swimmingpool, pool
house, beautiful landscaped entrance, HOA and putting greens. $160,000 Call Susie


*Caop Sarn BIG. .6i Cape Son aBl Road. ii.. :.-..: :
,,-' i 1 : ,,' i.. i-. "-,, 4 15::1 -n : : i j: I: ,,:.,, :':,1,,: ,:, ,. i M li-*1068 2 7
$2,950,000 Call Jay RIsh (850) 22.-5569 ,
* St. Joe Beach Area, 104 Signal Lane-Lot 70 is located in the heart ofWindmark Beach
which is just minutes away from Port St. Joe. This upscale community offers many amenities
including swimming pool, clubhouse, private dock, HOA. mls#110021 $795,000 Call Jay
Rish at (850)227-5569
- Casuna Subdivision Brand new subdivision in Mexico Beach, located just off 15th
Street. Amenities include a community club house and pool. Close to beaches, great fish-
ing and restaurants. $185,000. Call Sonlia Raffield @ 850.340.0900.
* St. Joe Beach, Sunset Village- lot 47 priced to sell at $298,000 .
St Joe Reach, Hwy 98 frontage 4 lots with unobstructed gulf view, can be residential
or commercial. Entire block of road frontage can be purchased. Call Natalie 850-
227-4355
* Gulf front lot with x-zone building site behind the cccl line. Originally planned 4000
sf, 5br/5ba house on this site. mls#109611 $975,000 call Charlton Williams at
227-.42A


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S103 W Sand Do ar Wa : i n : !,-I: n:..:a :,.'. -irc. 1.- ,: l:
C..I l ,, I- : ,i .~~*'&-' .t .., ,.-., :i, ,:1 Call ,' niaRaol eld
ol 340-000 S5o9900
SLoa 3C S, Cuirl Street, Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach '- Within walking
S Ii:.. :t ... so..- ,,sy Access. Pool and pool house. MLS#108169, $224,900
B..nda Mllie, 2217 560
Sunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windmark
Beach Development. Amenities include pool, both house, landscaped entrance accented
with brick pavers, New Orleans style street lighting, covenants and restrictions, HOA. Lots
starting at $299,900
PORT ST. JOE
* THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY IS ACTUALLY THREE LOTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.
Property is cleared & near our local schools. MLS# 108113 $179,900 Call Moses
Medina at 850-527-0441
* THIS LOT IS LOCATED IN A BEAUTIFUL & WELL ESTABLISHED SUBDIVISION named
Jubilation. Seller is motivated so bring all offers. MLS# 110310 $ 409,000 Call Moses
Medina at 850-527-0441
- THIS GULFRONT LOT IS LOCATED IN JUBILATION SUBDIVISION. It is a great invest-


...-, ,:,:. ,..., MLi- 105586 $ 1,500,000 Call Susie Whie at 850-227-4046.
* IHiS 1ST TIER LOI IS LOCATED IN JUBILATION SUBDIVISION. Lot 73 has great
views ol Me Gull eal euLO. MLS# 104945 $ 795,000 For more Info call Suse White
at 850-227-4046
* LOT 14 IN SOUTHGATE SUBDIVISION is a nice lot for investments or building your
dream home. MLS# 109033 $ 110,000 Call Warren Yeager at 850-899-7337
* Port St. Joe, 130 Palm Breeze Way-mls#107338, $85,000
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* In one of the newest subdivisions in the Indian Pass area. This subdivision Offers
underground utilities, and paoed roads. Close to Apalachicola and Port St. Joe. ust minutes
from the beautiful beaches. mls#107253/mls#107254 $179,000 each. Call Jay Rish
(850) 227-5569
EASTPOINT
* Beautiful one acre homesite In Whispering Pines Subdivision. Only blocks to the
Bay. Subdivision features underground utilities, paved streets and restricted covenants. Lot
is partially cleared. $139,500 MLS #109940. Call Valerle 527-5258.


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to the following businesses and individuals who contributed to the
2005 United Way of Northwest Florida in Gulf County.
Funds raised in Gulf County will stay right here and help individuals
through the 23 Gulf County agencies supported by United Way.


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Congratulations to Lorinda Gingell and the 10th. St. Bed & Breakfast.
Lorinda found Port St. Joe by chance on a camping trip four years ago.
Along with becoming a full time resident, she has opened a charming bed and breakfast
and had her Grand
Opening and Ribbon
-- ... --. '-- Cutting on February 23,
Ch m e 2006.' Lorinda prepares
some of the best "southern
cooking" on the Gulf Coast
which is served in her
homey kitchen overlooking
the gardens.
Each room is quaintly
Glfappointed and is a haven
...- -...for the tired business
traveler or road weary
tourist. Truly, the next
best place to home. Go
by and get the grand tour
from Lorinda at 605 10th
St. in Port St. Joe and
experience a dose of real
"Florida hospitality."

Chamber Congratulates Gingell



GULF COUNTY

ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP

The Gulf County Annual Spring Cleanup schedules are as follows:
DISTRICT 4: TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE AND NORTH PORT ST. JOE
Monday, April 3, 2006 through April 7, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday,.March 31, 2006.
DISTRICT 3: TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF OVERSTREET FROM HIGHWAY 98 TO THE BRIDGE ON
386, BEACON HILL, ST. JOE BEACH, HIGHLAND VIEW AND WHITE CITY
Monday, April 17, 2006 through April 21, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, April 14, 2006.
DISTRICT-2: TO INCLUDE WEWAHITCHKA, STONEMILL CREEK AND OVERSTREET
Monday, April 24, 2006 through April 28, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, April 21, 2006.
DISTRICT 1: TO INCLUDE DALKEITH, 5-ACRE FARMS, HONEYVILLE AND WEWAHITCHKA TO THE
COUNTY LINE
Monday, May 1,2006 through May 5, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, April 28, 2006.
This is a one time pick-up -----
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
All items must be separated (i.e. white goods, wood products, yard debris, etc.)
PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf County Public Works Office at (850) 227-1401.
Ad #2006-029 Publish March 30, 2006



4th Annual


Golf 0ften coast
C buildersassociation

Tournament

Every Year we give $4,000 towards better educating our youth in
Gulf and Franklin Counties. We can only do it again this year with
your help!
You can be a part of this great event by, playing a game of golf
with friends or by being a hole sponsor.

Join us, Thursday April 20m


1st
2nd
3rd

Prize's for


2005 Winners
lstApalachicola State Bank
2nd Big Fish Construction,
3r1 Kenny Strange Electric


Prize $500
Prize $300
Prize $200
Closest to the Hole


and Longest Drive

Food Sponsor
People First Community
Bank


Hole in One Prize
2000 2003
Pick up Truck
4x4, Extended Cab
Valued at $20,000
Sponsored by

Alternative Electric Co., LLC
850-927-4610

* $500 Entering a 4 Man Team
(Receive one hour at the driving range, dinner at Award Presentation, golf cart, and a
company sign at one of the holes)
* $125 Individual Players
(Will be placed in a 4 Man Team)
* $100 Hole Sponsor
(Company signage at one of the holes)
Contact Dayle Flint for more info 653-1666 or
fcba@beachvillage.net 17550


Prosperity Bank is Ready for You!


Prosperity Bank is
officially open in Port St. Joe.
Their mission is to be the
premier financial institution
in Florida by providing
outstandingcustomer services
and products, maintaining a
rewarding work environment
for their team, exercising
leadership in serving the
community, and maximizing


share holder returns.
In 2002, Prosperity
established an outreach
program known as "POP". It
is a company-based program
established to give back to
the community.
Employees are given 4
hours per month to volunteer
in our schools & non-
profit organizations. For


every 16 hours of employee
volunteer time, Prosperity
Bank contributes $100 to
the organization. Customers
and the community reap the
benefits of "POP".
Drop by and see Tonya
Nixon and the team at
Prosperity and find out what
they can do for you.


The Forgotten Coast Company Changes

Name to Waterfront Marketing & Publishing


Much as the Forgotten
Coast is outgrowing its name,
so is the Forgotten Coast
Company. In a well-planned
decision, owners Jody and
Robb Sarno have decided
to change the name of their
trusted marketing and sign
firm to Waterfront Marketing


& Publishing to reflect better
the business' growing abilities
and service area.
"Three years ago when
we started the Forgotten
Coast Company we knew the
area would grow, we never
imagined it would grow so
quickly. Our client base and


We also insure Seasonal Properties, Small Businesses,
Boats & Autos. Coverage for Windstorm & Flood Available.


FirstFlridian Hannon
Sraveerscompany Insurance
850-227-1133
Roy Smith*Andy Smith Karen Clark*Laura Ramsey*Cindy Ward


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their needs have also grown,"
says Jody Sarno President
and Editor-in-Chief of the
new Waterfront Marketing
and Publishing.
Customers have come to
rely on the Forgotten Coast
Company for the area's only
locally produced magazine,
Waterfront Living Magazine,
as well as eye-catching signs,
results-oriented marketing
materials, award-winning
graphic designs and cost-
effective promotional items.
They will be pleased to
hear they can still depend
on Waterfront Marketing &
Publishing for the same range
of services.
"We have grown with our
customers," says Robb Sarno,
"starting sometimes with
supplying simple business
card designs, then signs, then
brochures and billboards."
"Customers that have
come to know us: through
Waterfront Living Magazine
are pleasantly surprised to
know how much we do to
help their companies grow,"
says Jody Sarno.
Waterfront Marketing
and Publishing is a full-
service marketing and
publishing company, located
at 308 Williams Avenue in.
Port St. Joe, Florida serving
all of Northwest Florida.
Call 850.227.3118 for more
information.


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"Jazz For Justice"


Join Legal Services on
North Florida's "Jazz for
Justice" 2006 on Sunday,
May 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at
Chez Pierre Restaurant in
'Tallahassee. All Proceeds
will benefit the Children's
Legal Access Project on
LSNF.
The event will feature,
Mark Russell, World
Renowned Jazz Violinist,
And Big Daddy & Red
.Hot Java, and other guest


Regional Trans

Area Partnersh
Meetings oftheBay, Gulf,
Holmes, and Washington
Regional Transportation.
Area Partnership have been
scheduled for: Monday,
April 3, at the Ebro Town
Hall Meeting Room, 6629
Dogtrack Road, Ebro, FL
(Located at the comer of SR
'79 and SR 20)
The Technical Staff
Liaison Group will meet
from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. The
Executive Committee will
meet from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
The agendas will include
the following items:
1. Discussion and
adoption of a Regional
Transportation Network
for Bay, Gulf, Holmes and
Washington Counties.
2. Discussion and
adoption of the Regional
Network Criteria.
3. Discussion
and adoption of the
Regional Network Project
SPriorities.
4. Discussion and
adoption of the Regional
Network Project Priorities
Criteria.
5. Discussion of State'
Transportation Regional
Incentive Program (TRIP)
applications.
If you have any
questions, please feel. free
to contact Kathy Ahlen at
(850) 595-8910
Ext. 220, or
Sahlenk(@,whrpc.dst.fl.us.
We will make reasonable
accommodations for access
to the public hearing in
accordance with Americans
and Disabilities Act and
for language requirements


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artists, along with a
fabulous silent auction.
General Admission
tickets are $10 and patron
ticket packages are available
for $100.
Event sponsorships are
available now by calling
385-9007 Ext. 22.
Mark your calendars
and join us Sunday, May 21.
For tickets and information
go to www.jazzforjustice.
org.


iportation

ip Meetings
other than English. Please
notify Ms. Ellie Roberts
of access or language
requirements at 850-595-
8910 ext. 318 at least 48
hours in advance.


Mexico Beach Gallery Welcomes Dog Island Artist


The Welcome Center
Gallery at Mexico Beach
is currently featuring the
works of Dog Island artist,
Roger Leonard, through
May 2. Lenoard's award
winning oil paintings that
capture the character and.
sense of place of Florida's
Panhandle region are prized
by serious collectors of fine
art throughout the South.
Over 30 of his pictures
were recently exhibited in the
galleries of the prestigious
LeMoyne Art Foundation
in Tallahassee. The very
successful show underscored
the appeal of Leonard's
traditional landscapes that
illuminate the bright Florida
sunlight on the area's rural
forest and wet- lands,
coastal dunes and beaches
and the critters and people
who inhabit them.
A graduate of the Ringling
School of Art in Sarasota,
Florida, Leonard made


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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

IT'S IN THE BAG!
There are many factors that
contribute to ups and downs
in any given real estate mar-
ket, and a lot of time is spdnt
analyzing "trends" across the
country. While analysts treat
the figures with all due gravi-
ty, there is a recent trend that
indicates folks are willing to
investigate every option when
selling their homes.
If you're a Catholic, you are
familiar with St. Joseph.
Others may not know about
the patron saint of home and
family, but if you Google "St.
Joseph statue" on the web,
loads of stories of home-sell-
ing success appear in the re-
sults.
Why? Homeowners of all
faiths are following the cen-
turies-old tradition of placing
a statue of the saint in a bag
and burying it in their yards


Barefoot Properties
to increase the likelihood of a
sale. .(You can get the whole
scoop at wivw.StJosephStat-
ue.com.)
It's not scientific, but it's not
just Catholics who are turn-
ing to the saint for help. One
website has seen orders for
such statues rise 50 percent
from last year, meaning many
homeowners are having diffi-
culty selling their property.

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



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
www. Captwayne.net


his living as a commercial
artist for 23 years before
escaping to the remote Dog
Island located just off the
coast of Carrabelle. Now,
free from the pressure of
pleasing clients, he paints
for himself.
He finds inspiration just
outside the doors of his home
and studio which overlooks
Dog Island Sound to the
north and the island's interior
pine forest on the south.
There are few distractions,
except for an occasional


hurricane which rearranges
the natural beauty of the
island that is only accessible
by boat or small aircraft and
has less than 20 permanent
residents.
The exhibition at the
Mexico Beach Welcome
Center gallery includes
a number of Dog Island
landscapes as well as scenes
from Overstreet, the Dead
Lakes in Wewahitchka, and
the Gulf Islands National
Seashore. All of the paintings
are available for purchase.


Presented By PRESTON RUSS, REALTOR
Gulf County's Top Volume Sales Leader 2005*


* 3BR/2BA
* Gulf & Bay View
* Furnished
* Community Pool &
Beach Access

Asking Price
$535,000


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Leonard's paintings can also
be seen and purchased at the
Bay Art and Frame Gallery
in St. Andrews.
The Welcome Center
gallery is sponsored by the
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council in
cooperation with the Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts. The
gallery is open to the public
Monday through Friday from
9 A.M. to 4 P.M. (c.t.) For
additional information, call
the CDC office at 850-648-
8196.


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Contact Preston Russ at:
Office: (850) 227-7770
Mobile: (850) 227-8890
E-mail: homesbyruss@aol.com
Website: Homesbyruss.com


3 Bedroom / 2 Bath House on Cape San Blas features.both Gulf & Bay Views,
new metal roof, community swimming pool and beach access. Located in the
Boardwalk Subdivision. MLS# 110836 $535,000
Sales Information provided by MLS
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143 Acklins Island Dr.
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
850.229.4600
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8848 W. Hwy 98
850.647.1600


MLS# 110274 Great 75X150 (ap-
prox. 1/4 acre) Gulf View lot available in
St Joe Beach. Short distance to dedicated
beach! Located in area of new construc-
tion. Lot is cleared and ready to build on!
$298,900


MLI109974 2BKR/2.BA completelyturnished
townhome in Barrier Dunes. Tastefully deco-
rated with many upgrades and extras a true
turn key home!! Enjoy lake views from balconies
leading from the living area or the master bed-
room. Gated community offering a Gulf Front
swimming pool and club house, an interior pool,
lighted tennis courts, connecting boardwalks
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poolhouse, Bay access and boardwalks for privacy fence and white picket fence in the
beach access. Great floor plan for large front!! $350,000
families or entertaining. $849,000
Pre-Construction:


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gulf facing and open onto spacious decks
for spectacular views. Screened porch off
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and new carpet installed. This is the best
deal on St Joe Beach at $1,100,000
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Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.
Methodist Youth Felloship: 6:00 p.m.
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Church of Christ

at the Beaches
S314 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


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


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


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWhiy
Minister ofMusic/Youth
Deborah Loyles
Director ofChildrenMistries ,o


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
gig(lanb tVew aptit Curcb
S382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


Mike Westbroo
Pastor


Ihe Cathoic Church of Glf Coaity
'W.&,,,"n. V .,
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)


re"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the lazarene
2420 Long A.venue Port St. Joe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Suday qWrsipmServi(es: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
SudayShool: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico leach United Methodist (larth
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Family fe (huah .
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... ,p s, Joe
Apaluchicola ranama Cil
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhemna Bible Training Center graduates Family Life church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wew.ahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 26:16

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


Long Avenue Baptist Church-

Where Faith, Family

S. Friendship are
Not Forgotten...The Bible says, "If God is for us, who can be against us?' You probably feel
like you have plenty going against you. Heartache,' loneliness, physical pain, stress, .& more
can certainly be overwhelming.
Please remember, in the Lord Jesus Christ, youd have Someone, not only for you, but
fighting for you. Perhaps you have had others forget about you. Maybe you are taken for
granted. However, God will never "leave nor forsake you." The Creator of the heavens is on
your side!


1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For Mote Information Call 229-8691
Worship on Sunday: 1,0:30am Bible Study on Stuiday: Worship on Wednesday:
and 7:00pm 9:15am and 6:0d0prm 7:00pm


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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725



FT First Baptist Churchf
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S' Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michaed Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School . . 9:45 am
Worship Service ... 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ........ .. ...... .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .... ... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM. 7:49 am ET,


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First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
LAc.,/ jt 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship SIundav [ ii ID ) .1 n ard (.i)i p m
Bibl Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)i
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central
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F(1 Bg "tk "A Reformed Voice
Si in the Community"

I| l, br. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ,........................ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship...................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service.......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service.............. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship .... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

|ST. JAMES'
1 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,
Holu Eucharist With Healing Tuesdayis Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00 .-
wwwu.stjamesepiscopalciihrclh.org 850-227-1845


Rick Roper of Wewahitchka,
Mable and Sonny Ward of
Wewahitchka 'Robert nd
Debbie Gray of' Springfield.
GA, and Helen and Pete
Larkin of Wewahitchka.
Numerous grandchildren
include: Bobby J6:"'Gray;
Tracy Gray, Ricky Joe Collins,
Johnny Collins, Cathy Long,
Mark Collins of Wewahitchka,
Lecks Crutchfield of Panama
City. Scotty Laurimore of
Dothan, AL, Lana Stephens
of Wewahitchka,. Paula
Griffin of McGuire AFB, NJ,
Cal and Karin Owasso, OK.'
Michael Ward, Tricia Hjort,
and Christopher Ward of
Wewahitchka. Eric Gray,
Daniel Gray and Holly Gray
of Wewahitchka.- Chad
Nunery and Allen O'Bryan
of Wewahitchka, Jamie
Whitfield, Timothy Gray,
Cassidy Causey, Jessica
Gray and Bryan Gray of
Wewahitchka. She had many
great, great- grandchildren.
' (See OBITUARIES on Page 7B)


The Potter's House
W WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
"'s 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 AREWELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE

1 you're .Among friends at -
Oak Grove assembly of God
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-Z29-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. f(
Schedule of Services
Sunday 'W7ednesdav
Sunday School 9:45am ?Xid Week.Meal 5:00pm
Mornitng-t7orship 104sam ,Mi'dlWeekilble Study 6:15pm
Xids an thle Move '10:45am .lMiqistry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Monday 6:30pm
c adies Mi7nistry-Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise & 'Worship Preaching the re ord ..


WORSHIP & HEALING
SERVICE
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM
www.mexicobeachcwc.com
No Offering Plate will be passed.


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Revival Services at Hope

Family Worship Center
John Lanier will be holding Revival Services at Hope
Family Worship Center located at 2001 Garrison Avenue in'
Port St. Joe.
The revival will begin Sunday morning, April 9 at 11 a.m..
and continue through Wednesday evening, April 12. All eve-
ning services will begin at 6:30 p.m. this includes Sunday,.
April 9.
The late Dr. J. Vernon McGee made the statement that he
personally believes 75 percent of all church members were not
saved If he was anywhere close to being correct then there
are a lot of church folks in serious trouble.
Can you imagine what it would be like to hear Jesus say
to you "depart from Me, I never knew you?" Hope to see you
at the revival.



The Kirklands In Concert
The Kirklands from Georgia will be in concert at New
Harvest Assembly of God on April 2 at 5 p.m. CST. The,
church is located at 1800 Hwy 71 North, Wewahitchka.
For more information call 639-3716 or 639-6191 or Bob.
Davis at 674-8447. Everyone is invited to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Eddie L. Causey, Sr.


Fifth Week of Lent at Saint

James Episcopal Church


Have You Shared

Your Faith?

A faith worth having is a
faith worth sharing.
Is your faith in Jesus, are
you really caring?
You need to share daily,
while folks are near.
After they've gone to their
reward, your loudest voice
they'll never hear.
Don't put off until tomor-
row what you should say
today.
If they don't listen, you'll
have shared it anyway.
Sharing your faith is what
it's all about.
When you lead someone
to Jesus it makes you want
to shout.
When you've help 'lead a
sinner home, show them love
and a caring touch.
For who are we to with-
hold love when God's forgiven
us so much?
Billy Johnson

Sunday Dinner
Dinner will be served at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church on
Sunday, April 2, from 11:30
a.m. until 2 p.m. for a dona-
tion of $6.
The menu is Hamburger
Steak, Fried Chicken, Green
Lima Beans, Rice, Gravy, Corn
Casserole, Cake, Tea and-Roll.
You may eat in or takeout.
The church is located at 146
Avenue C,.


will be the Reverend Stephen
Baker, the new pastor at the
Episcopal Church of the Holy
Nativity in Panama City. And
on Friday, April 7, for this
year's final Friday Lenten
service, Saint James Church
welcomes to its pulpit the
Reverend Thomas Weller,
Rector of Saint Thomas
Church, Laguna Beach. The
Friday service with sermon
begins at Noon, and is fol-
lowed by.a simple but satisfy-
ing meatless luncheon. The
public is especially invited
to this service and luncheon,
which is planed to accommo-
date the lunch hour of those
who work nearby.
Services for Palm Sunday,
Holy Week, and Easter will be
announced next week. For
further information please
visit our website: stjamese-
piscopalchurch.org or call the
.Parish Office at 227-1845;-
or Saint James Church is
located at 800 22nd Street,
Garrison Avenue, in Port
St. Joe. Note: all' times
Eastern.



Thank You.
The Bearden Family
would like to express our
appreciation to everyone for
their kindness during our
tie of.their lose.


With Deepest

Gratitude
The deepest gratitude
of the family is extended to
all who found so many ten-
der, kind, and loving ways to
express friendship, and sym-
pathy.
The family of Charles E.
Chambers, Sr.


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Mae Helen Gray
To everything there is a
season, and a time to every
purpose under the heaven. A
time to be born, and a time to
die, a time to weep, a time to
laugh, a time to mourn, and
a time to dance.
On March 26, 2006, GOD
chose this time to take our
mother, Mae Helen Gray, to
her heavenly home. She was
87 years old. She was preced-
ed in death by her husband
and '6ur father, Drakeford
Gray, three sons James Ellis
Gray, Drakeford Wayne Gray,
Harold Douglas Gray and'
two grandsons IveyPatrick
Crutchfield, Raymond
Douglas Gray.
*She is .survived by
her children, George
Gray of Wewahitchka,
Nita and Luther Bangs of
Wewahitchka, Brenda
and Freddie Crutchfield of
Wewahitchka, Ophelia and


Saint James Episcopal
Church in Port St. Joe has
scheduled special opportuni-
ties for the remaining days of
Lent. On Wednesday, April 5,
Saint James parishioner John
Rooney will present an evalu-
ation and a critique of the
book and soon-to-be-released
film "The DaVinci Code." The
Holy Eucharist will be cel-
ebrated at 5:30 p.m., followed
by a supper and Rooney's
presentation.
On the Fridays of Lent
Saint James annual Lenten
Friday Noontime Sermon
Series continues. On Friday,
March 31, the guest preacher







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Holy Week Services

The First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe will
observe its annual Holy Week services at noon, April 10
through April 14.
Guest speakers will bring a 15 minute message, followed
by a soup and sandwich lunch.
Local ministers who will participate are:
Monday Andrew Rutherford, Family Life
Tuesday Mike Westbrook, Highland View Baptist
Wednesday Larry Broome, Highland View Assembly of
God
Thursday Brent Vickery, First Baptist, Port St. Joe
Friday Dan Rhodes, First United Methodist, Port St.
Joe
Following the message each day, a soup and sandwich
lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. Everyone in the
community is welcome to join us any time during the service
or luncheon.
Come and share fellowship with friends as we observe
Holy Week. The chancel choir will present an Easter cantata
from the Easter portion of "Messiah" on April 9th at 11 a.m.
E.T.


Currently for adoption at the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society (Pictured). Rowdy, Male Catahoula mix. Meg, Black/
white pup about 5 V2 months. Patches & Buster, two
dynamite kitten entertainers, Amos & Andy, 7/2-month old
kitties;. Mandy, beautiful Calico cat 7-8 months old. Jasper,
5 V/ month old bulldog pup. Homer, Bik/wht medium size
about 1 year. Flynn, Buckskin colored, 1 yr. Old, heartworn
free, male. Zoie, Female, wonderful disposition. Always
kittens! Come see. Please don't forget to donate to our
Thrift Hut! (Tax Deductible)


Funeral services were
held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday,
March 28, 2006, at United
Pentecostal Church of
Wewahitchka, conducted
by Brother Mike Chumney.
Interment followed in Jehu
Cemetery. -
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Bearden

Mary Lou Bearden of Port
St. Joe, FL went home to be
with the Lord on Tuesday,
March 21, 2006. She \\ill
always be remembered as a
"Special Lady" to many. Mrs.
Bearden was preceded in
death by her husband of 40;
years, Marvin Bearden; and a
son, Joseph N. Bearden, both
of Port St: Joe.
Her survivors include a
daughter, Deloris and hus-
band Rob of Cusseta, GA; a
son, David and wife Faith:
a special granddaughter.
Rebekah, all of Port St. Joe;
a special niece, .Glenda, of
Southport, FL; as well'as a
host of family and friends
from Florida and Georgia.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, March 25;
2006 at 10:00 a.m. ET at
the Highland View Church of
God, with the Rev. Tim Bailey
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Evelyn Ivy Nye
SEvelyn Ivy Nye. of Port
St.. Joe passed away Friday.
March 24, 2006.; She was
born Nacogdoches. TX.
She is survived by her
son, K. G. Lowrance and wife
Donna of Mexico Beach; her
daughter, Brooke Stimnits of
Pineland. TX.; arid tw\o granId-
daughters.
S Memorial services will be
held in Nacogdoches, TX.
y Local services provided
by Comforter Funeral Home.


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James Harris O'Neal

James Harris O'Neal, 70,
died Wednesday, March 22,
2006, at his home in Havana,
Florida. He is survived by
his wife of 45 years, Margaret
O' Neal.
A native of Madison
County, he had lived most
of his life in Havana. He
was a U.S. Army Veteran
and served several years in
the Florida National Guard.
He retired as a superinten-
dent at Floridin Company in
Quincy. Mr. ONeal was an
avid hunter and fisherman.
He enjoyed the outdoors, but
most of all he enjoyed his
family and friends.
Other survivors include
three daughters: Kim O'Neal
of Ha. ana. Paige, O'Neal .of
Wewahitchka, and Shannon
O'Neal Renfro (and husband
Warren) of Port St. Joe, and
seven grandchildren: Kelli and
James Jowers, Kaylee and
Shaina Murphy, and Nick,
Jacob. and Kristin Renfro.
" A graveside funeral ser-
vice was held. ,Saturday,
March 25, 2006 at Concord
Cemetery in Havana. Faith
Funeral Home in Havana
was in charge of the arrange-
ments.


Marydean

"Bo" Yon

MD Yon, 86, a long time
resident of Wewahitchka,
FL died unexpectedly at his
home.
Mr. Yon was born on
December 25, 1918 .in.GOulf
County. He was preceded in
death by his parents George
and Jessie Lillian Yon.
He attended George
Washington Carver High'
School. He was a well-known
fishing guide 'for the' Wave
Clubhouse located in Iota.
He worked as a dispatcher for
over 40 years in the Bull Gang
at St. Joe Paper Mill, from
which he retired. Mr. Yon


Learning to Live with Autism


As the number of chil-
dren diagnosed with autism
increases every year, it has
become a serious concern for
young families all over the
country. In fact, according
to statistics from the US.
Department of Education


was also preceded in death
by his wife Rachel Ash Yon,
three brothers, David Ellis,
George Wesley and William
John Yon, and one nephew
Darrell Muese. He is survived
by two sisters Marietta Muese
of Longwood, FL and Minnie
Yon of Detroit, MI, four neph-
ews Greg and Michael Yon of
Raleigh, NC, Bernard Muese
of Longwood, FL, and Tony
Yon of Detroit, MI, two niec-
es Dorothy Jean Calhoun of
Ashe'ille. NC and Nina Y'on of
Winston-Salem. NC, a godson
Raymond (Lynni Driesbach or"
Port St. Joe. FL. special couIs-
ins Lillie Mathis and Ruby
Yon of Blountstown, FL, a
devoted' sister-in-law and
caregiver Alberta Addison
of Wewahitchka. FL, and
Ruby Britt of Miami, FL, one
brother-in-law Liddle Ash of
Wewahqichka. FL, and,a hQst
of cousins and sorrowing
friends.
Graveside services for Mr.
Yon xill be held on Saturday,.
April 1 at 1 p.m. CST at
Williamsburg Cemetery in
Wewahitchka, FL. All arrange-
ments are under the direction
of Comforter Funeral Home.


and other governmental
agencies, autism is growing
at an alarming rate of 10-
17 percent every year. The
Center for Disease Control
estimates that as many as
1.5 million people in the
country are afflicted with
autism. While much of the
discussion 'about autism in
the media focuses on the
potential causes of the disor-
der, there is little discussion
about families affected by
autism.
Parents whose children
are diagnosed with autism
often go through a great
deal of confusion and a high
level of stress. Raising a
child with autism can be
very demanding and parents
often find themselves over-
whelmed with the respon-
sibility involved. Families
often find themselves limited
by what they can and cannot
do and this can lead to 'feel-
ings of frustration and even
despair.
As the mother of two
autistic boys,' Kathy Labosh
wants to help other fami-
lies with autistic children by
sharing her own experiences.
"Families sometimes feel like
there is no where to turn for
help." says Labosh, author of
The Child with Autism Goes
to Townn, The Child with'
Autism at Home, and The
Child \\ith Autism Goes to
Flonda ILabosh Publishing,
2005). "I want to share what
I have learned with affected
families in hopes that it \itll
make their lives a little bit
easier."
To accomplish her mis-


sion, Labosh founded Labosh
Publishing .which produces
tip booklets for families.
In these booklets, Labosh
gives advice for all facets of
everyday life with children
affected by autism. "It is my
desire for these tips to serve
as trail markers for families
with autistic children as they
venture out into their com-
munities with their children
in tow," says Labosh.
Her booklets cover a wide
range of important topics.
She shares how to prepare
for family gatherings, what
kinds of toys or presents
.children with autism like,
how to keep them 'happy on
long car or plane rides, what
to do at the grocery store,
and good ways to administer
medicine.
As many families do feel
limited by what they can do
with their autistic children,


Labosh wants people to real-
ize that they don't have to
feel so limited. "You can go
and do just about anything
you want to do with a child
with autism, you just need
to go about it differently and
take your time building up
your, skills," says Labosh.
She even has a booklet on
visiting Florida. The booklet,
The Child with Autism Goes
to Florida, evaluates all of
the rides at all major Florida
theme parks for sensory
issues and their appropriate-
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Beach Baptist Chapel Women's Missionary Union (WMU)
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The proceeds from the bake sale will go towards the Annie
Armstrong Easter offering which goes to Southern Baptist
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our mission projects fund. (We are making care bags with
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News from Port St. Joe Middle School


Congratulations to our
2006-07 cheerleaders: Raney
Besore, Kristina Furstenberg,
Autumn Merriel, Emerald
Muniz, Hayley Smith, Lacey
Strickland, Erin White, Kayley
Wilder, Ryesha Williams, and
Natalie Wood.
Report cards for this grad-
ing period were sent home on
Wednesday, March 29.
Please call 227-3211 if
you need to set up a parent/
teacher conference.
Students at Port St. Joe
Middle School are proudly
participating in The Leukemia
and Lymphoma Societies
Pennies for Patients program.
Pennies for Patients teach-
es students caring, sharing,
respect for others and the
value of community service.
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Pennies for Patients
program will take place for a
three-week period kicking off
Monday, March 27 and run-
ning through Thursday, April
13. The AA class raising the
most money will win $50 to
spend on their AA. Bring in
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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 reg-
istration for the 2006-2007
school year. You also earn
5 Gulf County Scholarship
points for your child by
attending this event.
Our school will have a
Book Fair the week of April
10-13.
School' will not be held
April 14-17 due to Easter
Break. Happy Easter!
Our 7th graders will enjoy
a field trip to the Caverns
in Marianna, Florida on
Thursday, April 13.
We will have dismiss at
11:50 on Wednesday, April
26 due to teacher inservice.
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.k12.fl.us ,
click on PSJMS (on the right
hand side) and check out the
menu and important dates.
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online library of full text arti-
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be used for research. The
subscription has been funded
this year by the Gulf County
Education Foundation to
benefit students and teach-
ers. This resource is avail-
able 24/7 from any computer
with internet access.
Port St. Joe Middle
School
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Does your child need
help with homework or find-
ing information on any topic?
"Ask a Librarian" can assist
you Sunday through Friday
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and Saturdays from 10:00
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of Florida's public, school, or
academic libraries. Questions
can also be submitted vie e-
mail at any time.
Tutoring is available on
Monday and Wednesdays
from 3:00-4:00 in the
Opportunity Center Building
No.1 (located behind the
PSJHS gym). Parents may
also use the Opportunity
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your child's grades. For more
information call Gloria Gant
at 229-9359.
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Mentoring! That's the lat-
est project of the Port St. Joe
gifted class. The American
Heritage Dictionary calls a
mentor "a wise and trusted
teacher and counselor." Ms.
Barbee's leadership/gifted
class wants to add, "friend"
to that definition. Twelve
students ranging from tenth
to twelfth grade are helping to
give back to the community
that formed them by tutoring
and counseling middle school
students.
Helping to prepare the
next generation; Kathryn
Arnold, Francie Burgess,
Jenna Chesser, Jonathan
Davidson, Kelly Geoghagen,
Elizabeth Gibson, Tanna
Gilbert, Carmen Hill, Olivia
Lamberson, Molly Matty,
Krista Parker and Michelle
Perrin all meet separately
with one middle school stu-
dent once a week. They start-
ed with a party; all the men-
tors and all the mentees ate,
played games and got to know
each other better. After that,
it was down to business.
They help with home-
work ranging from language
to Math and science, and
with personal issues, form-
ing bonds with their mentees.
"My mentee is the coolest
kid," says senior Elizabeth
Gibson. "A couple of times
we have just gotten to talk-
ing, and not realized that we
were almost out of time and'
not finished with the work."
Though schoolwork is always
important, it sometimes takes
a backseat to helping these
preteens and young teens
become responsible young
adults and valuable additions
to the community.. These
mentors are trying to help
keep some kids on the right,
path, and put others back
on it. But sometimes, as it
turns out, it's the capable
little seventh grader teaching
his mentor a thing or two.
Having these talented middle
school students keeps the
mentors on their toes.
Sure, the mentors are get-
ting college credit for it, but
helping someone and making
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On Saturday, March 4, the Lake Sands District Scout
Pinewood Derby Car Races were held at Tommy Thomas in
Panama City. Pictured with his winning car and trophy is
Justin Barrier.
Justin placed 2nd in the Bear Division, losing to only
one opponent. In the overall race, where all the 1st, 2nd and
3rd place winners from all the divisions race against each
other, Justin was undefeated. He is the new 2006 Lake Sands
District Scout Champion. Justin belongs to the Cub Scout
Pack 315 of Wewahitchka, under the guidance of Ms. Rhonda
Gay. Congratulations Justin, we are proud of you!


Nutrition Week
The Norris D. Langston
Youth Scholarship
Foundation and 21st Century
Community Learning Center
After-School Program par-
ticipated in Nutrition Week
on March 27 through March
30. We had guest speaker,
Mildred Melvin, from the Gulf
County Extension Agency k
share with us the importance
of eating healthy. We worked
together in groups to organize
the correct menu for a dinner
meal. We would like to thank
the Gulf County Extension e O
Agency for their participation
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What's in your landscape
beds? If you are part a
'the majority, your landscape
mulch of choice is cypress
A whopping 60% of bagge
mulch sold from major hornm
and garden centers is mad
from ground up, chopped up
shredded cypress trees. Ifyo
;don't know what a cypress
tree looks like, chances ar
you aren't from around her
Cypress trees dominate a
the subject of paintings an
photography that capture th
soul of the South. Risin
from dark, still waters, th
sight of these trees still give
life to legends of water mocca
sins and alligators who mak
their homes in the marshe
and backwaters where fe'
men dare dwell.
You'd better take a pi
ture, though, because ou
insatiable desire for cypres
as a landscape mulch is cause
ing these trees to be harves
Z d faster than they can gro'
back... and no one is replan
ing them. What started as
way for lumber companies t
keep scrap wood out of land
'fills has grown into a prof
.monster. Since the deman
'for cypress mulch ha
exceeded the ready supply
;scrap, suppliers keep up b
harvesting entire trees jus
for mulch, and then younger
.and younger trees, grinding
'and bagging them to satisi
;a consumer who has no clu
of the devastating effects
:wasting a tree in this man
n her. Major companies tha
started out in the business
of harvesting cypress lum
.ber have converted to dea
Sing exclusively in landscape
mulches. And who, in th:
'"capitalistic world, blame
them? With the demand fo
cypress mulch being what
is, they have to meet it. Don
they?
So, you may ask, hoe
does using cypress mulc
contribute to polluted water
and hurricane devastation?
The cypress forest acd
as a filter for pollutants con
ing from upstream, includir
motor oil drips, nitrogen rut
off from lawn fertilizers an
animal waste, and pesticideE
-Remove this filter and'soir
of these pollutants end u1
in our seafood, or fueling tt
growth of red tide. The tree
also act as reservoirs, hold
ing water into the wetlan
areas and controlling floodir
during periods of heavy rail
Remove the whole forest ,
cypress at one time 'an
that is what the harvesters c
I- and nature does not alwa3
give back what man take
away. Massive clearcu
ting in Louisiana during th
.arly 1900s have left larI
areas of open water or mars
where tall cypress forests ha


oktsn c


)e grown. Whether the forests
of didn't grow back because the
)e cypress seedlings flooded for
s. a length of time, or because
d other species of plants quick-
ie ly took over the area and
.e crowded them out, is not
p, recorded.
u I don't know whether the
3s areas effected by Hurricanes
re Katrina and Rita were, or
e. would have been, spared
.s in any way by a buffer of
d cypress trees. I do know
.e that the cypress harvest-
.g ing industry in on the move
.e again in Louisiana, applying
;s for permits to cut thousands
3- of acres of trees at a time,
:e and getting them, too, under
;s the guise of producing jobs
w for the state. I do know
that flat expanses of marsh-
c- land, devoid of cypress trees,
ir' do not act as a good buffer
3s against hurricanes.
s- A thinking person might
t- ask, at this point, whether
w we really have to use cypress
t- mulch in our flower beds.
a People like it because it has
to a beautiful golden color when
1- it is first put down, and
it a clean, even appearance.
d They also believe, wrongly,
is that cypress mulch harvest-
of ed today contains the same
)y insect repelling properties as
st does cypress heartwood from
er big, old trees. The truth is, the
ig cypress trees being ground
fy up for mulch are immature
ie trees, down to three inches in
of diameter, which have none of
i- the insect repelling properties
it at all. Some companies chip
ss the trees, others grind the
i- wood to pull apart the wood
d- fiber and give it a shred-
>e ded appearance. Either way,
is mulch companies will tell
*s you that the mulch should
or be cultivated occasionally,
it because it compresses and
i't forms a 'crust' on the ground
that is hard to penetrate
w with water. Horticulturists,
h myself included, believe


plants mulched with cypress
are not as healthy as plants
mulched with other barks
or pine straw. The longev-
ity of the wood prevents it
from breaking down readily
and adding tilth to the soil,
which is one of the reasons
for using mulch in the first
place, especially in our sandy
soils. No tilth, no accompa-
nying microbial activity, less
healthy plants, and a surface
that does not conduct water
and nutrients well. It is a
wonder the mulch has ever
gotten so popular.
There are other choices.
Pine straw and pine bark are
equally inexpensive and bet-
ter for the plants. Eucalyptus
mulch is available around
here now, and less expensive
than it was a few years ago.
I have yet to see the mulch
made from the melaluca tree,
but I am sure local stores
,would supply it if the demand


were there. We condition the
big-box stores with our buy-
ing habits, and they condition
us by making the familiar
available. And the harvesters
keep meeting the demand,
even when they know they
are killing the cypress lum-
ber industry as certainly as
they're killing off the cypress
forests. At some point, we
need to break the habit and
just say no to using cypress
mulch to dress up our land-
scapes. Some forward think-
ing counties in Florida have
passed ordinances against its
use.
The point of all this is
to shake your confidence in
cypress mulch, and think
about alternatives, for the
sake of your plants, and for
the sake of your earth. I can't
argue that a landscape fresh-
ly mulched with cypress isn't
beautiful, just like I can't
argue that a fur coat isn't


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beautiful. But, just as the
fur looks so much better on
the animal, so the cypress is
far more beautiful as a tree.


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Opinions? Email me at
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By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Loquat Trees make excel-
lent additions to Florida land-
scapes. The trees are round
shaped evergreens, that are
easy to care for.- During win-
ter, when many trees are in a
semi dormant state, loquats
are in full bloom, with small,
fragrant white flowers. As
spring nears, loquat trees
begin to bear edible fruit.
If your home site would
benefit from one or more
flowering fruit trees, that
retain an attractive appear-
ance year-round, plant some
loquats. My information
on loquats was provided by
Retired Extension Fruit Crop
Specialist Dr. Tim Cocker.
Loquat trees are relative-
ly small, reaching a height
of only 25 feet when full
grown. Their leaves grow


Bay, Gulf, Holmes, and Washington Regional Transportation
Area Partnership Meetings

The public is invited.

Meetings of the Bay, Gulf, Holmes, and Washington Regional Transportation Area Partnership
have been scheduled for:

DATE: Monday, April 3,2006
LOCATION: Ebro Town Hall Meeting Room, 6629 Dogtrack Rd, Ebro, FL
[Located at the corner of SR 79 and SR 20]

The Technical Staff Liaison Group will meet from: 10:00 am -12:00 pm.
The Executive Committee will meet from: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm.

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Trees
up to a foot long, and have
a fuzzy texture when young
becoming smooth and waxy
as they mature. Loquat fruit
are oval-shaped, about one
or two inches long, and dull
yellow in color. Most loquats
bear fruit regularly, and often
quite heavily. A five-year-old
tree will produce about 100
pounds of fruit in a typical
year.
Loquats may be grown
in three ways form seeds,
rooted cuttings, and as bud-
ded trees. They are easy to
grow form seeds, but seed-
ling trees are satisfactory for
ornamental use, but may
bear inferior fruit. The best
fruit come from loquats that
are vegetatively propagated
trees. Two ways this is done
in Florida are shield budding
and grafting.
Loquats do best in sub-
tropical climates, but mature
trees can withstand tempera-
tures as low as 10 degrees
Fahrenheit without freeze
damage., However, the blooms
are easily killed by frosts. So,
loquat trees growing in the
colder, northern areas of our
state usually do not produce
much fruit, unless they're
protected from the cold.
Loquats can be grown on
any type Florida soil, as long
as it's well drained and free


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of salt. Loquats need a good
water supply to produce good
quality fruit. But, this must
be carefully monitored. Never
flood a loquat with water.
This may cause damage to
the tree roots.
Loquats need some fertil-
izer for best fruit production.,
When the soil is shallow, it's
a good idea to make three or
four applications of fertilizer
a year. In deeper soil, one or
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Pubicgotae


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-
inents 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.
c 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.
tBy Jasmine Hysmith, Deputy
Clerk.
Pubish: March 2 through
April 6

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
SPECIAL MASTER
#0506-18
Gulf County hereby requests
proposals from qualified individ-
uals or firms to provide the fol-
lowing services; Special Master
for code enforcement proceed-
ings.
Must have a Juris Doctor
or Equivalent degree to
apply.
Additional questions con-
cerning the proposed ser-
vices being requested may be
obtained by calling the office of
Don Butler, Chief Administrator,
Room 302, Robert M. Moore
Administration Building; 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf Courity,
Florida, telephone (850) 229-
6111.
Sealed Proposals must be
received by 5;00 p.m. on March
31, 2006 at the Gulf County
'Clerk's Office, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
|RFP's will be opened on Monday,
April 3, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at
-the same location.
I GULF COUNTY SUPPORTS
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYMENT, FAIR HOUSING
AND HANDICAP ACCESS
JURISDICTION.
BY: CARMEN L.
vICLEMORE
CHAIRMAN.
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
Ad #2006-035
.Publish March 23 & 30, 2006

1ST PUBLIC HEARING ;
S/ NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe
AS considering applying to
.Lbe Florida Department of
eCommunity Affairs (DCA) for


a Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant
(CDBG) of up to $650,000,
These funds must be used for
one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and
moderate income persons;

2. To aid in the preven-
tion or elimination of slums or
blight; or

3. To meet other com-
munity development needs of
recent origin having a particular
urgency because existing condi-
tions pose a serious and imme-
diate threat to the health or
welfare of the community and
where other financial resources
are not available to meet such
needs.
The categories of activities
for which these funds may be
used are in the areas of hous-
ing, neighborhood revitalization,
commercial revitalization, or eco-
nomic development and include
such improvement activities
as acquisition of real property,
loans to private-for-profit busi-
ness, purchase of machinery
and equipment, construction
of infrastructure, rehabilita-
tion of houses and commercial
buildings, and energy conser-
vation. Additional information
regarding the range of activities
that may be undertaken will be
provided at the public hearing.
For each activity that is pro-
posed, at least 70% of the funds
must benefit low and moderate
income persons. The proposed
project for FY 2006-07 is to be
a Neighborhood Revitalization
grant that would repair badly
leaking sewers in Avenue A in
the North Port St Joe neighbor-
hood. This project will satisfy
conditions 1 and 3 above.
In developing an application
for submission to DCA, the
City, of Port St. Joe must
plan to minimize displace-
ment of persons as a result
of planned CDBG activities.
In addition, the City of Port
St. Joe is required to develop
a plan to assist displaced
persons.
A public hearing to receive
citizen views 'concerning the
community's economic and
community development needs
will be held at Port St. Joe City
Hall on Tuesday, April 4, 2006
at 5:30 p.m. For information
concerning the -public hearing
contact Ms. Pauline Pendarvis
at 850-229-8261.
The public hearing is
being conducted in a handi-
capped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring
an interpreter for the hear-
ing impaired or the visually
impaired should contact Ms
Pendarvis, at least five (5) cal-
endar days prior to the meeting
and an interpreter will be pro-
vided. Any non-English speak-
ing person wishing to attend the
public hearing should contact
Ms. Pandarvis at least five (5)
calendar days prior to the meet-
ing and a language interpreter
will be provided. To access a
Telecommunication Device for
Deaf Persons (TDD) please call'
850-229-8261. Any handi-
capped* person requiring special
accommodation at this meeting
should contact Ms. Pendarvis at
least five (5) calendar days prior
to the meeting.
Pubish: March 30

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That the Gulf County Board Of
County Commissioners will hold
a'public hearing i.:., ,:.:.riider
adoption of the c-rdir.anre tint,


the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
REGULATING THE
OPERATION OF AIRBOATS
AND AIRCRAFT ON ST.
JOSEPH BAY; PROVIDING
FOR A PENALTY FOR
VIOLATION; PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The public hearing will be held
during the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioner's
meeting on Tuesday, April 11,
2006 at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T. in the
County Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
All interested persons
may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made
by the Gulf County Commission
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, he/she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings made which would
include any evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with Americans
vWith Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion or an interpreter to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact Lynn Stephens
Administrative Assistant,
County Administrator's office at
(850) 229-6111, at least two
days prior to the date of the
hearing.
A copy of the proposed
Ordinances are available for
'inspection on weekday between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.,
and 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the
office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 C.G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
ATTEST: REBECCA L. NORRIS,
CLERK
Ad# 2006-036
Publish: March 23 and 30,
2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
hold a PUBLIC HEARING
AND FINAL READING OF
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-1022L
on Monday, April 10, 2006 at
6:45 P.M. central time to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA ENTITLED
"SEXUAL OFFENDERS
AND SEXUAL PREDATORS"
AND CREATING FINDINGS,
INTENT, DEFINITIONS,
EXCEPTIONS AND
PROHIBITING PROPERTY
OWNERS FROM RENTING
REAL PROPERTY TO
CERTAIN SEXUAL
OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL
PREDATORS; PROVIDING
FOR REPEALER;
PROVIDING FOR
PENALTIES; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY
AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Ordinance 2006-1022L-in
its entirety may be irnpe,:,ed '
the, office of the ..,ai-urc.hk a
City Clerk during business
hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central
time, Mon-Fri.
Gwendolyn T. Exley
City Clerk
Publish March 23 & 30

PUBLIC NOTICE


The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold a meeting on
Monday, April 10, 2006, at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf County
Public Library, Library Meeting
Room, 110 Library Drive, Port
St. Joe, Florida. All who wish
may attend and be heard.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Pubish: March 30

BID NOTICE
The Gulf County School
Board is accepting bids for 20
UHF mobile radios and accom-
panying hardware (antenna,
Cables, Etc.) to be installed on
school buses. Bids must also
include two base radios and
installation. All bids must be
received on or before 2:00 p.m.
EST, Friday, April 9, 2006.
Contact Don Rich at 227-,
1744 for more information.
Pubish: March 30

PUBLIC NOTICE
Storage Unit #15, located
at Hwy. 22, Mini Storage occu-
pied by: Stephanie Finch will
be opened 8 a.m.,April 3, 2006
if rent is not paid in full.
Publish March 23 & 30, 2006

SECTION 106 PUBLIC
NOTICE
Verizon Wireless Personal
Communications, LP is propos-
ing to install telecommunica-
tions equipment on a water
tower structure located at 1001
Long Avenue, in Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida (Parcel No.
05261-010R) at Latitude N29-
48-25.6, Longitude W85-17-
53.8. The antennae would be
mounted on the existing 140'
.water tower that was construct-
ed in 1937. Verizon Wireless
seeks comments from all inter-
ested persons on the impact of
the tower on any districts, sites,
buildings, structures, or objects
significant in American history,
architecture, archaeology, engi-
neering, or culture, that are
listed or eligible for listing in
the National Register of Historic
Places. Specific information
about the project, including the
historic preservation reviews
that Verizon Wireless is con-
ducting pursuant to the rules
of the Federal Communications
Commission (47 C.F.R. Sections
1.1307(4)) and the Advisory
Council on Historic Preservation
(36 C.F.R. Part 800) will be
made available to interested
persons who request the infor-
mation from the contact below.
All questions, comments, and
correspondence should be
directed to the following contact
by 04/29/2006.
Warren G. Watts, Project
Manager
Dynamic Environmental
Associates,'Inc.
3850 Lake Street, Suite C
Macon, GA 31204
Secl06@DynamicEnvironment
al.com
Publish March 30, April 6,
2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
.PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES F. HOUSE


FILE NO.06-l7PR ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ -D AL DIiT-JT1Vtii~'J 'iO i Tub Ai.niiun us irii


FILE NO.06-17PR
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of CHARLES F. HOUSE,
deceased, File Number 06-17PR,
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 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 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)
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 publica-
tion of this Notice is March
30, 2006.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone:. (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070

Personal Representative:
Peggy House
286 Betty Rae Dr.
Wewahitchka, Fl. 32465
Publish March 30 & April 6

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
at its meeting on the 4th day
of April, 2006, at 6:00 P.M.,
EST, in the regular Commission
meeting room at the Municipal
Building, Port St. Joe, Florida,
will have a- first reading and
consider an Ordinance with the
following title:
AN ORDINANCEAMENDING
SECTION 123 OFTHE CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE; CHANGING THE DATE
OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS;
SETTING RUNOFF DATES;
PROVIDING FOR EXTENSION
OF CERTAIN TERMS FOR
SITTING COMMISSIONERS;
;PROVIDING FOR DATES FOR
BEING SWORN INTO OFFICE;'
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF


ALL ORDINANCE OR
OFTHE CHARTER IN
THEREWITH; PROVI:
SEVERABILITY; PR
FOR AN EFFECTIVE
and at its meeting
18, 2006, at 6:00 1
in the regular Ci
meeting room at the
Building, Port St. Jo
will consider for final
the above mentioned
All interested p
invited to attend and
Copies of said
are on file at the of
City Clerk and may be
by the public durir
working hours.

CITY COMMISSION
CITY OF PORT
FLORIDA

BY Mayor-Commissio
Attest:
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish March 30

NOTICE OF APPLIC
ESTABLISH BR
Please be adv
Coastal Communi
12141 Panama City B
Panama City Beach
has applied with th
Deposit Insurance (
to establish a bran
15 Street, Mexico I
Any person wish
ment on this applic
file his or her coi
writing with Mark S
Regional Director of
Deposit Insurance
at the appropriate F
10 Tenth St., N.E.,
Atlanta GA 30309-39
than 15 days from th
this notice. The no
tial portions of the
are on file at the
FDIC office and are a
public inspection dur
business hours. Pho
the nonconfidential
the application file w'
available upon reque

IN THE CIRCUIT CO
GULF COUNTY, F

PROBATE

IN RE: ESTATE O
HARP, SR., ALAN B.
FILE NO.06-03PR


NOTICE OF ADMINI

The administrate
estate of Alan B.
deceased, whose da
was October 20, 200
ing in the Circuit
Gulf County,, Florid
Division, the address
1000 Cecil Costin Bl'
Joe, Florida 32456.
and addresses of th
representative and t
representative's attor
forth below.
All creditors of th
and other persons ha
or demands against
estate on whom a c
notice is required to
must file their claim
court WITHIN THE
3 MONTHS AFTER
OF THE FIRST PU
OF THIS, NOTICE O
AFTER THE DATE O
OF A COPY OF TH
ON THEM.
All other credit
decedent and other
having claims or
against the' decede
must file: !their cl
this Court WITHIN
AFTER THE DATE


PORTIONS
CONFLICT
DING FOR
PROVIDING
DATE.
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P.M., EST,
commission
Municipal
oe, Florida,
il adoption
ordinance.
partiess are
be heard.
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IRSi PUBLICATION OF TnIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME 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 publica-
tion of this Notice is March
30, 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, FL 33602
Telephone: (813) 229-7600
Personal Representative:
Alan B. Harp, Jr.
737 Country Lane
Houston, Texas 77024
Publish March 30 & April 6


he Federal
Corporation PUBLIC NOTICE
ch at 101 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Beach, FL. that the City Commission of
ing to com- the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
cation may at its meeting on the 4th day
moments in of April, 2006, at 6:00 P.M.,
S. Schmidt, EST, in the regular Commission
the Federal meeting room at the Municipal
Corporation Building, Port St. Joe, Florida,
FDIC office, will consider for final adoption
Suite 800, an Ordinance with the follow-
06 not later ing title:
e posting of AN ORDINANCE OF THE
onconfiden- CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
application FLORIDA ESTABLISHING A
appropriate CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT
available for SYSTEM, PROVIDING FOR
ring regular ADDITIONAL METHODS OF
otocopies of OBTAINING COMPLIANCE
portion of WITH CODE OF ORDINANCES
ill be made OF THE CITY, DESIGNATING
ast. A CODE ENFORCEMENT
SPECIAL MAGISTRATE,
CURT FOR PROVIDE A SUPPLEMENTAL
FLORIDA MEANS OF ASSURING
COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY'S
DIVISION CODES. AND ORDINANCES,
AND ESTABLISHING INITIAL
F ENFORCEMENTPROCEDURES;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
SOF ANY CONFLICTING
Deceased, ORDINANCES; PROVIDING
/ FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
STATION PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
ion of the All interested parties are
Harp, Sr., invited to attend and be heard.
te of death Copies of said Ordinance are
05, is pend- on file at the office of the City
Court for Clerk and may be inspected by
da, Probate ih,: pu.-..: during normal work-
sof which is .n h.:7 r!. .
vd., Port St; CITY COMMISSION OF
The names THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
he personal FLORIDA
lhe personal BY:
mrney are set Mayor-Commissioner
Attest:
he decedent City Auditor/Clerk
having claims Pubish: March 30


t decedent's
copy of this
o be served
is with this
LATER OF
THE TIME
JBLICATION
R 30 DAYS
)F SERVICE
IS NOTICE

ot6rs of the
er persons
demands
went's 'estate
laims with
3 MONTHS
E OF THE


Legal Notice
Request for Information (RFI)
The Area Agency on
Aging for North Fl.:.nda Inc.
is- seeking sources interested
in providing services to older
adults under the Federal Older
Americans Act Title HI-B: sup-
.:,-:rj *' er'iee, and' III-C1 &5,
liiC..' r,,nir'.:r.aJ services in'
Franklin, Gadsden, and Taylor
Counties. Prospective sources
'must be established and' have
-:,. ', ,- : : fe i-: -- ; 'r peri- :re:-
*-, p..i-'d r,( -eni.:e, [.1: ..,.Ider
a.ulI i jl ,:.:rt a*:r ,* a.-ded


for this effort, the Area Agency
on Aging for North Florida,
Inc. anticipates duration of
not more than one year with
two, one-year renewal options,
pending continued funding
availability. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited
to: Coordination of transporta-
tion to meal site and for recre-
ational activities; Provision of
interactive; Assistance in link-
ing older adults to appropriate
aging resources; Coordination
and participation in on-going
outreach and public education
activities;' Coordination and
provision of some in-home ser-
vices for frail elders, based on
needs identified through for-
mal needs assessment activi-
ties; Coordination and provi-
sion of nutrition education and
nutrition counseling; Delivery
of meals to eligible clients in
the counties listed above; and
Provision of meals to at least
one congregate meal site five
days per week in the counties
listed above.
All services must be pro-
vided in accordance with estab-
lished guidelines set by the State
of Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Home and Community-
Based Services Draft Handbook,
dated January 2003, and con-
tracts between the Area Agency
on Aging for North Florida, Inc.
and State of Florida Department
of Elder Affairs.
This request for informa-
tion (RFI) is a preliminary step
to the release of a Request for
Proposals (RFP) package on or
around April 28, 2006. Failure
to respond by the deadline spec-
ified in -this notice shall consti-
tute a "not interested" response.
The responses to this RFI will
be used identify those organi-
zations interested in providing
Older Americans Act services
for the Area Agency in Aging for
North Florida, Inc. in Franklin,
Gadsden, and Taylor Counties.
A response is required for each
county in which an organiza-
tion wishes to provide services.
In addition, individual RFP
responses will be required to be
submitted for each county. The
Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida, Inc. does not intend to
award a contract on the basis of
this request for information or
otherwise pay for the informa-
tion solicited.
The Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida, Inc. is also
seeking sources interested in
achieving Lead Agency designa-
tion under the Community Care
for the Elderly Act (s.430.202
F.S.), in Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla, and Washington
Counties, as indicated in the
accompanying Legal Notice.
Organizations interested in pro-
viding services in a county under
both the Community Care for
the Elderly Act and the Federal'
Older Americans Act should
provide a single response to the
Area Agency on Aging indicating
their dual interest.
Deadline: Written respons-
es to this RFJ are due to the
Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida, Inc. no later than 3:00
p.m., EST on April 14, 2006.
Responses should in-,,ilud -e
organization name, c:.-.r-.:r. p.er-
sonr, address, and phone num-
ber. Only written response will
be accepted.
Contact: Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida, Inc.
: Attention: Lisa Bretz
2414 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308


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- PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 22, 2005
REGULAR MEETING

The Gulf County Board of
I-o..-rx, CmiTmnsi. hrners met &n1-
ya'e rn rer J a" ;lt e: -sir-n ..'i-r
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
,Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
&IcLemore, and Commissioners
'Billy E. Traylor and Bill Wil-
Sliams. 'Barnes was absent>.
Others present were: Coun-
"r, t.:.rr.-, T. rs.,r- h f.1 .:F -rlIad
C lek-Ir. Beck, ri,:.r,. Depur,
le- rik A-r 5,'.unm er., Cler: F,.
-,ir.:.: :fre'- r Carla Hl anrd I.d-
rnir,iu: ra r iJ'l' ,z,' i[ar.' L,r,Tn
.ti ph0.ens Bi*J,ing Official Brad
-Ba-J', Ch:arber .:1 Commerce
*Director Sandra Chafin, Main-
tenance Superintendent Steve
SMork, Planner David Richard-
son, Human Resources Direc-
Aer Denise Manuel, Emergency
Management Director Marshall
Nelson, Public Works Director
Gerald'Shearer, Assistant Road
.Department Superintendent
-C'hr. tvoad T D.C. Director
*P'a4. Picke'r. Sheriff Dalton
i.cer.urch- an d Sheriff's Office
Mo,iior J.ce rijuent.
'. Mlaor Nruent called the
meering to -:.rder at 6:03 p.m.,

County Attorney McFarland
.openeo me rmer.-,g "ith praer,
.and Chairmrrn, FPeiter led the
.Pledge :If Ane7iarce to -the Flag
w CONSENT AGENDA /
SPECIAL PROJECTS
.PAYMENTS
Commissioner McLemore
Smotio nsd to approve the fol-
lc.au.g Consent Agenda items.
"Commissioner Traylor seconded
,e mor cn. bssed on removal of
teri q- Ipages 37-40). This be-
ri g a-reeable Lr-e moon did
other, pa:s urnariunousl., 14"-1
1 r.1,r.utes Noiember
.8, 2005 Regular Meeting (after
c.-.rrectionAl
r.'.ember !0. 2"'i 5 -
.rk-.:bop Ilaier c:'rrecuo-ni

S2. Alleyway Abandon-
ment Process (Angel Fish Street
Rarleld')l

3. Bid Award #0506-
,01 Harvesting of ,Pines at
AWetappo Landfill (H. W. L o g-
.ging $2,200.00)

4. Budget Amendment
S1 General Fund '(2004-05
Budget Over-Expenditures) as
loll,. L


Budget Amendment
P p16

General Fund

)Ortginal Budget


Increase
Decrease
Amended.Budget

County Attorney:
21314-31100 Prof. Services -
Billings
$59,850
$5,613
$ 0
$ 65,463

Risk Management/Human Re-
sources:
22513-12000 Salaries
i 4.'4. 2::*
$ 632
$ 0
'I 3 4.9 2

Economic Development:
27555-63000 Improv other than
Bldgs"
$ 0
$10,853
$ 0
$ 10,853

Co. Veterans' Serv. Offc.:
29153-12000 Salaries
$15,432
$ 5,854'
$ 0.
21 26 '

Lsa E.rlorcemerti
31i02 i .000'0i Transfer io ShEr-
idl
$40,415
$ 34,118
$ 0 .
$ 74,533

Medical Examiner:
39927-40000 Travel
$ 300
$ 346
$ 0
$ 646

Mosquito Control:
42262-12002 Vac Sell Back to
County
$ 0
$ 424
$ 0- '
$ 424

42262-12001 Sick Leave:Lump
Sum
.$ 0
$ 680
$ 0'
$ 680

County Health Dept.:
42562-81000 Aid to Govern-
ment Agency
$178,950
$ 0
$ 58,500
$120,450

Animal Control:.
' 43062-34000 Other Contractual
Service
$ 0
$ 8,880
$ 0


Gulf County EMS:
51626-12000 Salaries
$246,977
$ 6,521
$ 0
$253,498

Welfare:
52264-34100 Medicaid
$100,000 .
$ 48,679
$ '0
$148,679

)pporrunir, Florida Pr.:.gram
. 5151.EI'-820 ,Ad to Prn ate Or
gan -
$1,342
$ 205
$ 0
$ 1,547

State Attorney Admin;
60002-41000 Communications
$3,504 : .
$ 4,753
$ 0"
$ 8,257

Ctirc.t Coua Crrimiral
61015.33022 Transcrnpt Fees,'
Conflict Cs
$ 0

$ 389

Conflict FPubl. Del Cir Crnm
61021.31000 Ptlfesi.rnal Set.
%ices
$ 0
$ 109
$ 0
$ 109 .

Reserves: .
99984-95000 Reserve for Con-
tingencies
$104,059
$58,500
$ 128,056
$ 34,503

(End)

5. Contract Grant Ad-
ministration Fred Fox Enter-
prises (Honeyville Community
Center *,$10,000.00)
Grant Administration
Fred Fox Enterprises (Dead
Lakes Park $10,000.00)

6. Hiring Policy Mos-
quito Control Position (To hire
from within the ranks of current
employees, with Joe Danford-to
mentor/supervise)
**DELETE** 7. Interlo-
cal Agreement Gulf County/
Okaloosa County Hazardous
Waste Collection (Amnesty Day)

7. Inventoiy Supervisor
of Elections (Junk #30-53)

8. Invoice Advance Con-


-tructo.n er ce-, in.: C pe
Ber-, PTrCJc':r i 0 ate
$130,150.00 / #7 FEMA *
S 121 550 00 .:. t.-e pF.ad fro:, A:-
count #43137-34000)(Payment'
contingent upon further review
by E.M.D. Nelson].
Agency for Health Care
Administration Medicaid (Sep-
tember, 2005 $16,209.61 to
be paid from Account #52264-
34100)
Florida, Department of
Revenue Unemployment
Compensation (Wells/Hysmith
#9975527 7 $2625.00 to
be paid from Account #21111-
25000)
MRD Associates, Inc. Ero-
si.-.n C,)nr,iol IProje-:t S.21i0 1
n389 519 317 40 Project
f05.210 2 j 3901 1'..5'04 00
/Project #05-210 3 #391 "
$7,000.00 / Prole.:-i 05.210C 4
#392 $1,400.00 to be paid
from Account #43137-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. IHoh-
eyville Community Center
(#64192 $3,350:00 to be paid
from Account #26472-31000)
Prpble-Rish, Inc. Dead'.
Lakes Park (#64194 $9,675.00
to be paid from Acc6dnt
#26472-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Wil-
lis La-.dir,g Road IC R .351)
SCOP Ptojlect l641983
$1,609.-6 c. be paid fr.:m Ac-
coimtunt 1641 31000) '

9 Job Nouces Post
Equipment Operator I, 'Equip-
ment Operator li, a-nd Tractor
Operator I (Public Works De-
partment)

'10. Resolution Budget
Amendment Unanticipat-
ed Revenue (General Fund '*
$1,365,381.00 / Community
Development Block Grant Fund
*$16,690.00) as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-36
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf-
County, Florida,, has received
unanticipated revenue in the
General Fund and the Commu-
nity Development Block Grant
Fund for fiscal year 2004-2005;
and
WHEREAS, said revenue is

needed to help pay certain ex-
, penditures incurred in fiscal
year 2004-05;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:

1. The 2004-05 fiscal
year budget is amended as fol-
lows:

GENERAL FUND

Original Budget
Amended Budget
Increase


Federal Grants:

,00131-20001 Homeland Secu-
rity Grants ,
$ 0
$ 39,650
$ ,39,650

00131-51000 Federal Disaster
Relief
$ 182,810
$ 535,946
$718,756

Mitae Gri.-, .
. 0 :') 4.4-- ,,::. .-,ther Transpor-.
ra' or Grai3 ,
, $
t 136,891
. 136,891

00134-39001 Other Physical
Envir.Grants
$ 19,985.
$ 555,793 .
$ 575,778

00134-72000 Historical Resto-
ration Grants
$ 300,000
$ 49,600
$ 349,600

Contributions and Donations
From Private Sources:

00166-92000 Contributions &
Donations
$ 0

47,501l

EXPENDITURES:

Gulf County Emergency Man-
agement:
39125-31000 Professional
Services
$ 0
$ 39,650
$ 39,650


Coastal Impact
Program:
43137-31000
Services
$ 0
$ 59,490
$ 59,490

43137-34000
tractual Services
$ 0
$1,022,923
$1,022,923

43137-64001
$5000
$ 0
$ 9,326
$ 9,326

DOT:Small Couw
Program:
40641-31000 Pro
vices
$ 0


I I- -4 1

40641-5300Q
als & Supplies
$ 0
$ 8,150,
$ 8,150


DI 5 W.,H.S.
Wrestling Team Equipment &
Road Materi- Supplies $
100.00
(End)


Historical Renovation Proj-
ect/Grant:
57573-31000 Professional Ser-
vices
,$13,000
$ 49,600 '$
62,600'-

Libraries:
6227: :- 2!0:,, iampr..errr.r.:. to
Building
$ 0
$ 47,501
$ 47,501

Community Dev. Block Grants.

Original Budget
Amended Budget
Increase

REVENUES:

Federal Grants:
11331-50000 Economic Envi-
ronment
$ 0
$ 14,690
$ 14,890

State Grants:
11334-50000 Economic Envi-
ronment
$ 0
$ 2,000
$ 2,000

EXPENDITURES:

27550-63000 Improvement
Other than Bldgs.
$ 0
$ 16,690
$ 16,690


t Assistance THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by .the Gulf County
Professional Board of County Commission-
ers, this 22ND day of November,
2005.
(End)
11. Special Projects
Payments as follows:
Other Con- Dist. 1 W.H.S. Wrestling
Team Equipment & Supplies
$ 100.00
Dist. 2 W.H.S. Wrestling
Team Equipment & Supplies
$ 100.00
Equipment > Dist. 3 W.H.S. Wrestling
Team Equipment & Supplies
$ 100.00
Dist. 4 Curtis Beard Bar-
beque Workcrew Lunch
$ 100.00
ity Outreach Carpet Country/St. Joe
Hardware Peters Park
fessional Ser- $326.16
W.H.S. Wrestling Team -
Equipment & Supplies


12. Travel Beach Pres-
ervation Conference (Sarasota *
01/30/06-02/01/06)
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote the following
special project payments were
approved.
Dist. 1 P.S.J. "'Football
Club $ 100.00
Dist. 2 P.S.J. Football
Club $100.00
W.H.S. Wrestling Team' -
Equipment & Supplies
$150.00
Dist. 3 P.S.J.-
Football Club $
100.00
W.H.S. Wrestling Team -
Equipment & Supplies
$ 150.00
Dist. 4 P.S.J.
Football Club
$100.00

Dist. 5 P.S.J. Football
Club $ 100.00
(End)

COMMISSIONER DISTRICT
5
Administrator' Staff Assis-
tant Stephens reported .that
Commissioner Barnes is absent
due to an illness.
P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS
NOVEMBER 15, 2005
The Board then addressed
the following recommendations
from the November 15, 2005
meeting of the Planning & De-
velopment Review Board:
PRELIMINARY PLAT
APPROVAL -OUR TARA
ESTATES
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for D.L. and Betty Owens (Par-
cel ID #01359-000R & #01359-
370R 10 acres in S35, T3S,
R10W 28 units), County Attor-
ney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
the preliminary plat of Our Tara
Estates subdivision subject to
all Federal, State and Local de-
velopment regulations. Chair-
man Peters passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman McLemore and
seconded the motion. The mo-
tion then passed unanimously
(4-0), and Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.
VARIANCE REQUEST TABLE
GRIFFIES
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-


sider a side setback variance for
Charles Griffles, Sr. (Parcel ID
#03905-0OOR SS, T7S, R11W),
County Attorney McFarland.
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to table this' request for a side-'
setback variance to construct
a boat shed. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously
(4-0).
VARIANCE REQUEST ,
APPROVAL HOWARD
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a road-setback variance
for Allen" Howard (Parcel ID
#00231-00OR S5', T7S, R8WI),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore mo-
*tioned to approve this variance
request for a side setback vari-
ance encroaching into the road
setback 5 feet. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
VESTING OF PROPERTY
REQUEST CLECKLEY
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider a vesting of property
for Charles Cleckley (Parcel ID
#03794-014R, #03794-010R
and #03794-005R S31, T6S,
R11W); County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
'comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Tray-
lor' motioned to approve vesting
of the two duplex units and an
additional one unit landward of
the C.C.L. with a total number
of density not to exceed five.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
VARIANCE REQUEST -
WINDHAM
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner McLemore, second by
Commissioner Williams and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
re-opened the side-setback vari-
ance request of Bobby Wind-
ham.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider encroachment into a side-
setback for Bobby Windham
(Parcel ID #03204-001R S22,
T9S; R10W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this variance request for en-
croachment into a side-setback.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
Will be continued ...


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:Buy it! lachicola, Turn On Squire 4130 Employment ter 90 Days. 769-9136. YARD OR Joe mission is 10 plan. de- Professional Lcn esta-bler anre marn-ELECTRICIANS & AP-
Classified. Rd from Bluff Rd, turn right Information 5 YEARS INDUSTRIAL EX- velop, build, and operate DEVELOPMENT and 'pteracia eve presence PnETICES d neededd
on Peachtree'Rd, left on General PERIENCE master-planned residential r ed re P
Make your move to Hathcock Rd, last house H ELP DELIVERY/WAREHOUSE Elecircians and resort communities, MANAGER eci at Tyndall AFB. Fax
the medium that's .on left. Look for signs. An- full time. Must have good Elecionc Technicians by offering real estate ser- uaed candidates ill reume 0. 1558 or
your number one iue urure inshed, if in- 4100 1 drivi g rec.:rd pass priysi. Outside Macninisi vices to a broad spectrum Si Joe Towns & Resons n have a minimum of seven, email.to:
your number one ,eore sale call Adarn,nsuiauve cal and drug screen. CDL Pipe Fners of customers. Currently, has beer, recognized as years of marketing experi- kwestbrook(d)
source of 653-9797 ADMINISTRATIVE ASST, not required M-F work Pipe Weloders TIGI St. Joe Towns & Resorts is the rnaton s premier devel. ence, a minimum of lIr-ree henderson
information about Permanent part to full time *wee Excellent benefits. Sheel Meral Mechanics seeking an. Assistant Proj- oper of resort and residen- years of market research electric.com
homes for sale MEXICO BEACH, 502 positior must be able to Salary is $550/wk Apply in Ship Fitters ect Manager for the Port St tial communities. St Joe's experience and a Bache-
Cathy Lane. Sat & Sun, multitask in fast paved en- person at Service,. Con- Welders (FLUXCORE / Joe area. The APM will mission is to plan, devel- lors degree in Marketing, Trades
For all your housing .pmcera clothes, vironment. Flexie hours sructionSupply, 1740 MG) manage all elements of op, build, and operate COmmunicur rs t or' relat- ESTABLISHED COMPA-
needs-' consult furniture CD a .ideos, etc .& good starting pay. col- Ashley Drive. #112, in business planning, entitle- master-planned residential ed field. Excellent commu- NY in ihe Kings Mounlain.
neeed- consult CD deos, ction/customer service Beach Commerce Park, Additional Benefits: ments, planning, design and resort communities., ncarion skills to include NC area seeking an EXPE-
Classified when it's exp a plus, 227-9292 PCB Health/Dental Benefits and construction of resort by orfering real estate ser. orat. wrilen and public RIENCE MACHINIST Ior
time to buy, 1st. from 8am til? Furni- Administrative General Hourly / Daily Per Diem residential' communities. .vices to a broad spectrum speaking are required, as 2nd shift capable of run.
it's the'resource on ture, housewarq, women FULL-TIME Receptionist & DELIVERY/WAREHOUSE $50.00 Referral Bonus Pro- General knowledge -of cf' customers. St Joe is ine ability to eslaoisn ning Doih manual and
it's the resource on ture, housewargram Contact: project management, fea- Tc.wns & Resons currently priorities and manage mul. CNC engine lathes 'and
which to rely. men, and soys c:lir,ng Reservationists needed for full time. Must have good 888-269-3381 sibility analysis, and cost has an opening for a De- tiple tasks within a finite large VTL's & HBM's: Abili-
scooters, and I- -a uiom, busy .Property Manage- drnivng record: pass phys., recruiteraameriforce.com benefit analysis are essen- velopment Manager to amount of time. We offer ties must also include ma-
ment Company in Port St. cal and drug screen. CDL EOE/DFWP tial. Must have excellent oversee varied and dy-- great., pay and an excellent chine setup, ability to
Joe. Must have good comn- not required. M-F work Se Habla Espanol communication and namic projects in the Port benefits package, make programming and
r mun.caioh skills; be well week. Excellent benefits. multi-tasking, skills. Mini- St Joe area. BS in Civil En-. offset changes. blueprint
organized and able to mul- Salary is $550/wk Apply in mum 4 yea degree and 5 gineering/Building Con- Please fax your resume to reading, : process in.
I,. I1s'.. Computer skills a person at Service Con- General years of combined techni- struction or 10 years in 850-229-7952, e-mail to re- spection and a thorough
plus Please. submit re- struction Spply, 17740 RESIDENTIAL cal training and related Site Work Development re-' becca-siandigeje. corn understanding of shop
'ume .o 317 Monument Ashley Drive. #112, in SALES project management expe- quired. Certification in or visi careers je com Io math. Very competitive
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL Beach Commerce Park, ou'll work w rience required. Engineer- NPDES is a must. This po- submn an online applica. wage, heath benefits, va-
32456. PCB wers to inspect & ingor construction educa- sition requires extensive tion & resume cation and 401 (k) pack
identify the need for servic- tion preferred. Basic experience. with contracts, Equal Opportunity age. Please MAIL resume
.Incorrect InsertionPolicy esandbuild your busi- knwledg AutoCADD cost estimating, budget Employer to: HR Dept.,,129 Battle-
i'ness in Panama City. We and MS Project a plus. tracking, scheduling, plat- Pre-Employment Drug ground, Road, Kings
For Classified seek professional driven We offer great pay and an ting and knowledge of MS Screening Required Mountain, NC 28086
&D's LAWN SERVICE. Incolumn Advertisers closer with sales experi-, excellerit benefits pack- Excel, WVord, Project and
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,18002985414 ExtC171 5081 or 227Plea ing benefitsEqual Opportunity E- Equal Opprtunty Em- The successful candidate must have a minimum of
MOWING- Plste Equal Opportunity Em- Equal Opportunity Em- three years sales experience, excellent written and.
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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
HW SERVICES HEATING
& AIR, INC., located at
228 Cessna Dr., in Port St.
-Joe is now accepting ap-
plications for the following
positions: Experienced
Service Technicians and
Trim Out Technicians. Pay
based upon experience.
Call 229-9125 for appt.



Loggerhead Grill
Now hiring Exp line Cooks
& Sous Chef, Salary DOE
Dockside Cafe
Now hiring all positions,
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer. Medical, Dental, &
SVision benefits available
Call 850-625-5561
NOW HIRING SERVERS
Amanda's Bistro, Apply in
person, between 2-4pm.
,2904 Hwy 98, Mexico Bch
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Earns $57,000/ Yr. Mini-
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MUST SELL! Established OFFICE SPACE, 515 4th
Vending route. Unique St, Port St Joe, Large open
school program. Minimum area with separate office &
investment. $6595. Financ- Bathroom: $500mo, in-
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and warehouse storage for
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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.
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I 6320Z
9247 W. HWY 98 Beacon
Hill/ waterfront, furnished 2
br, 1 ba, CH&A, Non
smoking/pets. 1st & last
months dep. req'd. call
850-819-8548



3 BR 2 BA HOUSE, Newly
Remodeled, Ig fncd yard,
close to school, great
neighborhood, incl W&D,
pest control,, $850 mo.
1st, last & sec dep. Call
850-227-7125 Iv msg.
3 BR 2 BA MH with fire-
place, on very large lot,
large screen in porch,
utitlty shed, side by side
refrigerator, gas stove &
dishwasher, located just 2
blocks from the water, call
850-227-5301-
3 BR, 1 BA 1601 Marvin
Ave. PSJ remodeled, w/d,
CH&A., dishwasher.
$850/mo+ utilities,
651-325-7731
3 BR, 2 BA ST. JOE bch.
Just over 1 block from
beach. 6 yrs new, hard-
wood floors 'in living area,
Ig fenced yard, refrigera-
tor, dishwasher, w/d con-
nections. $1075/mo + utili-
ties. Long term rental.
Avail. April call JD at
678-358-5239
415 7th STREET, Mexico
Beach, long term lease,
$1000 mo. 2 br, 2 ba, ap-
pliances, 4 biks to beach.
Avail 4/15. (414) 771-4969.
3BR/1BA, 613 Marvin Ave.
$965/mo. +1 mo dep in
advance. No smoking Call
770-546-0453 or
770-833-8586


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AMBERJACK, Hiland LYNN HAVEN BEAUTIFUL MEXICO BEACH- 507 MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98 OCEAN PLANTATION, CHEVY 94' Lumina, 69,875
View, 2BR/1BA Waterview, 3 BR, 2 BA Aprox 2000sf Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile Residential or Commer- Premier Residential subdi- miles. One owner, well
Job a must, Ref. Req'd. on large 150x150 corner home on corner lot. clal- Density should allow vision in Mexico Beach. maintained. $1695.00 call
850-648-3091 or lot! Features: fl room w/ Screened porch and deck. Duplex. Gulf view & Beach This lot is being offered at 850-648-4541
770-719-8314 hot tub, Ig bonus rm, fire Fenced in. back yard. access. $695,000. Joan $15,000 lower than any DODGE '85 pu. $350
place, "A" school district. $275,000. Joan Lovelace Lovelace, 850-527-2560 other lot in the DODGE '85 pu. $350;
CAPE SAN BLAS, Bay $295k-Move in ready 850-527-2560, Mexico Mexico Beach Harmon Re- develpoment at only FORD '85 Bronco, 4wd,
View home w/500' dock. Drive by today at 514 Vir- Beach Harmon Realty alty alty or 800-239-4959 $235,000. Subdivision will $350; OLDS '95 88, $650;
Walk to Beach Park. ginia Ave Call 271-8367'or (800)239-4959. have a sidewalk to the 697-8213
3BR/2BA on St. Joe Bay, 832-4952 MEXICO BEACH- 609 covenantsh, and reool, clubhouse, T Place An Ad
nicely turn. or unfurn. CH/A FOR SALE BY OWNER Georgia. 3br, 2ba on that will insure it stars a in The Times
W/D large decks, covered Beacon Hill lot #4, rocked 75x112 corner lot. Large 7130 premier development on Cla field
prig Ln t rm ey$390LtFrd ro premier development on Classifieds
parking.$1595/m o or short term driveway, $134,900. Lot Florida room, screened CAPE SAN BLAS 2 BR 2.5 Mexico Beach. Call SSi
$1595/mo or short term #6 double wide 3 br, 2 ba, back porch. $275,000. BA Townhouse. Unob- 850-819-0833 Call
avail. Call 227-1410 $169,900. Lot #8 rocked Joan Lovelace structed Gulf Views. End (850) 747-5020
HOUSE FOR RENT in St.driveway $134,900 or Buy 850-527-2560, Mexico unit. Per seller FEMA flood REDUCED, ST JOE (
HOUSE FOR RENTach, 3 BRI 2 BA all 3 for $429,900. Call Beach Harmon Realty insurance is available. BEACH 75x180, cleared, or
large yard, $000mo. Call 850-647-3848or527-4164 (800)239-4959. $595,000 Joan Lovelace, ready to build, $175,000, 1 (800) 345-8688
Gene at 850-830-9342. HOWARD CREEK- 3 br, 2 MEXICO BEACH Gulf Mexico Beach Harmon Re- 850-647-3679, leave mess.
ba Doublewide, on cleared View $399,900 3br 2.5ba alty, 850-527-5260 or ST JOE BCH, By Owner,
ST. JOE BEACH, facing 1/2 acre new septic, new townhouse. Like new, fully 800-239-4959 Lot on Nautilus, in Sea-20
gulf, 6312 Hwy 98 & Pine well, new driveway, dn furnished, Beachside of 98 shores Sub, 80x150, 8120
St. Yellow brick house, w/ Doc Whitfield Rd., paved, Joan Lovelace, Mexico DEEPWATER DOCK 50'+ $260;000, Call 850-229- JEEP' 02 Liberty 4x4 3.7
roof deck & huge living rm $79,900. 850-227-6624 or Beach Harmon Realty, boat OK; 2,234sf 9054 Liter V6, very clean, CD
overlooking beach, CH/A, 227-3153 850-527-2560 or townhome, 2BR/2.5BA new tires, 100,000 miles,
2 br, 1.5 ba, DR, new kitch- 800-239-4959 2CG, Conran, tile, oak ST.JOE Beach lot for sale, runs great,1salvagemtitle,
en & appliances, unfurn'd, LARGE BRICK HOUSE trees, views! $569K, 119 ready to build, 3rd block, best deal in the paper.
carport, laundry room. No 3/2 TWO Car garageprice MEXICO BEACH, 34th St Gardner, Shalimar, FL. high & dry. Septic, Power, $6,700 Call 850-647-3818
pets, $1200 moo. Nego. reduced! Best buy in PSJ, 3br/2ba, Beachside of Anne Winjum, 100% Re- & water on cleared 75x150
Call 850-385-2620. By Owner, 227-7720 Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well alty, Inc. 850-259-9502 lot, $180,000. 324 PonceTRC
maintained, fully furnished. Deleon. Realtors, I don't
*S OPEN HOUSE Gulfview. $695,000. Joan 1M need to list property. 8130
Sovelace, (850)527-2560 850-647-6349 CHEVY 06' Silverado 1/2
6Aril 2nd 1-4P M exico B02each Harmon Re- 7150 7] ST JOE BEACH Magnolia ton, V-8 automatic, air, tilt,
SHARE MEXICO BEACH t t 2 ACRES IN Stone Mill Bluff Subdiv. 76x142 lot. cruise, AM/FM stereo, only
SA GMEX /1BEABCH 301 16th St. OCEAN VIEW, 1/4 acres Creek in Wewah. Ready to New Orleans style lighting, 1100 miles on new truck,
COTTAGE, 3BR/1.5 BA, (Port St. Joe, FL) site, with pool at Indian 'build or mobile home ribbon curbing, brick entry, warranty, chrome steps,
Walk to Beach. Quiet Great Investment Oppty. Pass, $399,000, terms ready. Asking $50,000. For flood zone X. $229,000. absolutely excellent condi-
neighborhood. Must be 3 blks from bay, on 2lots. possible, 262-249-0317 more in formation call Joan Lovelae (850) tion, 1 owner, $16,700,
$50/mo850- 68 8828ble. BoitaTho on,ealtor OVERSTREET, 3 br, 1 ba 850-227-4074 -527-2560 Mexicb Beach 850-648-9057 Mexico Bch
Neubauer Real Estate, Inc on 2 acres, outside stor- Harmon Realty CHEVY 76 Silverado, 4
850-340-1072 age. Near Wetappo Creek, 3 GRASSY ACRES IN.800-239-4959 wheel drive, new tires, 3 in
$249,900. Joan Lovelace Wewahitchka listed at ST. JOE BEACH Beacon lift with wentch, $2850,
I -7 850-527-2560, 'Mexico $115k Call 850-340-1213 By The Sea. Vacant Lot. 527-5725
to, Beach Harmon Realty or 850-227-4183. Port Luxury retirement living.
3BR 2 BA 1 blocks to (800)239-4959. Realty Inc. Many ammenities includ- FORD 92 F250, 5 speed
beach, deck &ngs 242POR largeT ST. JOE. 173 Bar- ed. $395,000. Joan Love 4x4, $2500 obo. Chevy 96
Court St, $700mo call Sally ST JOE BAY,101 Allen bara Dr. 3br/2ba brick APPR X lace 850-527-2560 Mexco Z71 extended cab, 4x4,
Beach Harmon Realty excellent condition, $7000
850-899-4175 Memorial, prime location, home on 2 lots near 5.18 Acres 800-239-4959. obo, 647-4047 or 227-5173
1 house to Bay, facing schools, town. Fireplace in Can possibly be divided
EASTPOINT TARPON Centiniel Park, 4Br/3Ba, family room, screened into 1/2 acre lots, Over- ST. JOE BEACH Corona-
SHORES, 3/1 MH new ap- split BR plan, Ig. living/ porch. $335,000. Joan street area, Sunshine do St. 75x130 lot. 2nd
pliances A/C, heat, large .dining with separate family Lovelace 850-527-2560, Farrhs Subdivision block from bch. $259,900 | 8160
laundry room on 1 acre room, sun room over- Mexico Beach Harmon Re- Call William Wittington Seller Motivated. Joan 2002 HARLEY FX DYNA
$750/mo. 1st last and $300 looking large deck in very alty (800)239-4959. 819-2004 Lovelace, Mexico Beach WIDE GLIDE, Custom,
security dep, 1 year leases private fenced backyard. ST. JOE BEACH Santa ERA Neubauer RE Harmon Realty, (850) black, w/Red Ghost flame,
850-697-8064 Easy to see, $549k 772- Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire- 527-2560 or 800-239-4959 Extrasl Bags, Windsheild,
285-7582 or 772-781-7229 place, hot tub, 2 car gar- BEACON HILL/ TULLIP ST. JOE BEACH Magellan 10k miles, Immacualatel
"_ _, age. $275,000. Joan Love- AVE., cleared 50x110, St., 2nd block, 75x150 lot, $15,800. 850-229-9022.
l' -,1.3 SE..... lace 850-527-2560 Mexico great price $132,500 Call $259,900. By Owner, call
1 71108 9Beach Harmon Realty 706-333-0159 850-648-5052.
(800)239-4959.
GREAT VIEW, 150ft to CAPE PLANTATION LOT VALUABLE 20 ACRES at 1 210
qut beaches 2/1 cottage $795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner across from air strip. 1-10 with. water and sewer
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New bill in Florida
House of Representatives
would disallow stricter local
rules throughout state.
Northwest Florida ERP could
be cancelled any year by
withholding funds.
A coalition of citi-
zens' groups through-
out Northwest Florida
announced today its oppo-
sition to House Bill 7163
in its present form, which
'was approved by the Florida
House Environmental
Regulation Committee on
March 22. The group is seek-
ing amendments to the bill
that would bring the state's
Environmental Resource
Permitting Program (ERP)
into Northwest Florida.
For many years
Northwest Florida has been
without the benefits of the
ERP, which regulates storm-
water and wetland permitting
in the rest of the state, pro-
viding more stringent stan-
dards and better protection
for natural resources. For
example, under ERP, storm-
water runoff must not exceed
pre-development conditions.
Under-the existing program
in Northwest Florida, excess
water may flood neighbor-
ing properties, roads, and
pollute water bodies. Under
ERP, isolated wetlands are
protected; under the exist-
ing state rules in Northwest
Florida, they may be filled in
without a permit.
When ERP was imple-
mented in 1995, Northwest,
Florida was exempted by
the Legislature, due to fund-
ing and other issues. The
,exemption has expired a
number of times, but was
extended each time by the
legislature, at the request of
Northwest Florida's legisla-
tive delegation. Given the
enormous spurt of growth
in the Panhandle in recent
years, citizens' groups have
made a major effort to get
their representatives to offer


a bill that would extend the
ERP to Northwest Florida.
Unfortunately, the bill
that is being proposed not
only falls short of what is
needed, but may actually
cause more problems for the
Northwest environment, the
group says.
"We are indeed disap-
pointed by this bill," said
Ellen Roston, whose League
of Women Voters, Pensacola
Bay Area group has spear-
headed the ERP drive. "The
representatives have received
literally hundreds of calls,
emails, and postcards from
citizens, all asking for the
same thing-the ERP-with
the same protection that it
provides in the rest of the
state. What we have gotten
in return is an 'ERP-Lite,'
riddled with loopholes and
an escape clause that can
kick in any given year."
The Coalition has three
major objections to the bill
as currently proposed:
It prevents Northwest
Florida local governments
from having any stricter wet-
land rules than the state's
ERP. Many counties have
created rules that fill needs
not addressed in state regu-
lation, based upon their own
ecosystems and water qual-
ity conditions. Stronger
mitigation requirements will
be prohibited throughout
the entire state.
It lacks an exemption
from the Bert Harris Act.
While the draft bill includ-
ed this exemption, it does
not appear in the bill that
was passed in committee on
March 22. The ERP is large-
ly exempt from these "prop-
erty takings" claims because
it was enacted before Harris.
Without this exemption, the
ERP in Northwest Florida
will still be weaker than the
ERP elsewhere in the state,
and also the taxpayers will
have to foot the bill to pay
for Harris-related litigation


and claims.
Lastly, and most dis-
turbingly, the bill includes
a loophole that would allow
the legislature to discontin-
ue the ERP in Northwest
Florida any year it chooses
to, simply by withholding
funding. The older, less
effective program would be
operated instead.
Another issue of con-
cern is that while the state
is currently sitting on a $6
billion surplus, these legisla-
tors chose to fund the ERP's
first year in the Northwest
by taking $2,740,000 away
from the Water Management
Lands Trust Fund, a fund
used to preserve lands
important to water supply.
"By not including the
Harris Act exemption, the
Northwest delegation is
allowing any property owner
to fill in wetlands, even
those that are not isolat-
ed, by threatening the state
with an expensive lawsuit,"
said Enid Sisskin of the
Gulf Coast Environmental
Defense. "The result will be
that the agencies will back
down on required mitiga-
tion, or the taxpayers will
have to foot the bill for the
claims."
"This bill is a real
black eye, not just for the
Northwest Florida legisla-
tive delegation, but for the
entire House and its leader-
ship," said Linda Young of
the Clean Water Network of
Florida. "They have taken
a good initiative and allowed
it to become so flawed it
no longer has environmental
value."
Stan Berg of the League
of Women Voters of Okaloosa
County said, "The state has
always taken the view that
local governments should be
able to protect their own
resources with stronger
rules. The state rules serve
as basic protection. Under
this legislation, local govern-


ments that have been good
stewards of their resourc-
es, or are trying to make
up for past mistakes, will
be hamstrung, and will be
forced to stand by helpless,
as more destruction, and
more expensive after-the-
fact cleanup occur. Who
will pay? We all will."
"The reverter clause is
the most cynical of all the
bill's provisions," said Rosalie
Shaffer of the Northwest
Florida Group Sierra Club.
"What it says is, 'Yes, we'll
allow this for now. But if
we ever change our minds,
it's back to filling in wet-
Slands without permits, and
allowing the polluted storm-
water to flow.' And it also
means that the citizens will
have to fight this same fight
every legislative session. It's
unconscionable."
The Coalition is calling
upon the Legislature and
Governor Jeb Bush to see
that this bill is amended to
address its serious short-
comings.
"This shouldn't be about
who has the most muscle
in the Legislature," added
Roston. "It's about doing
what is right, and providing
equality of protection for the
citizens of Northwest Florida,
their natural resources,
economy and quality of
life."
Coalition Partners:
Apalachicola,
Riverkeeper, Audubon
of Florida, Bay County
Audubon Society,
Choctawhatchee Audubon
Society, Choctawhatchee
Basin Alliance, Citizens for
the Bay (Bay County), Clean
Water Network of Florida,
Emerald Coastkeeper,
Escambia County Citizens
Coalition, F.M. Weston
Audubon Society, Florida
Chapter Sierra Club,


Florida Consumer Action
Network, Florida Defenders
of Wildlife, Florida League of
Conservation Voters, Florida
PIRG, Florida Wildlife
Federation, Friends of Goose
Bayou Marsh, Friends
of Santa Rosa County,
Gulf Coast Environmental
Defense, Gulf Coast
Woman's Club Conservation
Department, Help Save the
Apalachicola River; League
of Women Voters of Bay
County, Okaloosa County,
Pensacola Bay Area, and
Tallahassee; 1000 Friends of
Florida, Panhandle Citizens'
Coalition, Panhandle
Progressives, Perdido Key
Association, Population
Council (Escambia County),
Santa Rosa Sound Coalition,
South Gulf CountyTaxpayers
Association, South Walton
Community Council, St.
Andrew Bay Resource
Management Association.


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In addition to the Safety
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electric meter and learned
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"The Safety City demon-
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only how electricity travels,
but also the dangers of elec-
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Safety City model, students
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Safety ,City is one of
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are interested in having a
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the students safety gear
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at stores or restaurants: get cash at ATM machines; or shop online! For more
information, contact our Debit Card Administrator at (850) 227-1156 or toll-free
1-877-874-0007.

On-Site ATM Machines we have drive-up ATMs located at
both offices for withdrawals, deposits, transfers and more.


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Have your date rent his tux
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Come by and check out our designer tuxedo
lines, featuring your favorite colors and styles.

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One lucky couple will win a free
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