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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: April 6, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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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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Hamming It Up In Emergencies 10A


City Moves Election 3A


Chamber Honorees 7A


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Extending the Gloves for


a Safer Graduation


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Rob Bernal considers "The
Dome" at Port St. Joe High School -4
home turf.
Saturday night hell be defend-
ing it with gloves on so that gradu- 1
ating seniors might have a little
safer graduation night.
Bernal is the main attrac-
tion touted for the "Golden Shark (.
Boxing Exhibition" which will take e.
place Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. 4
ET in the gym at Port St. Joe High ;
School.
The doors open at 6 p.m.
Reserved floor tickets are $10.
Otherwise, adults pay $5 and
students $3, first-come, first-
served, with net proceeds going to
Project Graduation, the graduation
night event which keeps seniors
off the streets and in the school
playing games, listening to music,
winning prizes and generally cel-
ebrating the sheepskin.
Ticket sales, according to event
organizer Jerry Warren, have been
brisk.
"We've been selling tickets
like crazy," Warren said. "They've
been selling a lot of tickets at the
school. We just don't know. how
many, yet.
"If this goes good, I11 try to
bring in professionals next year."
Saturday's card will consist of
five or six one 'boxer scheduled
to participate recently broke a leg
and Warren is scrambling to find
a replacement bouts, with fight- "'
ers coming from Panama City and __
Tallahassee.
Each fight will consist of three
two-minute rounds, with a min-
ute rest between rounds.
As with a professional bout,
the fighters will slug it out in a
regulation ring provided by the
company founded by Pensacola-
based Roy Jones, Jr. and card
girls will circle the ring between
rounds to mark the upcoming round.
However, .these fighters are amateurs,
and as such will be in head gear to avoid
serious injury. It's about the sweet science
more than any blood or cuts, Warren indi-


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"It's not about the fighting," Bernal said.

"It's about the conditioning.

That's why I got into it, to get in shape.",


cated.
"It's not who wins, who loses," Warren
said. "Nobody who fights on Saturday night
will be a loser."
This, one could argue, is also part of the
concept which drives Project Graduation.


Warren, a native of Youngstown, Ohio,
is a professional fighter whose career
spanned from 1989-91 and included bouts

(See BOXING on Page 16A)


Teachers' Pay will


be Determined by


Test Scores
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
A new statewide pay-for-performance
program will tie Gulf County teachers' raises
directly to student performance on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
and other "objective" requirements to be
determined by the school district.
At Tuesday's Gulf County School Board
meting, Superintendent Tim Wilder outlined
the controversial new policy which would
award a five percent salary supplement to the
top 10 percent of teachers in the elementary,
middle and high school levels.
Under the Florida Effectiveness
Compensation plan, known as E-Comp, the
top 10 percent of teachers are culled from
two categories: those who teach the FCAT and
those who teach other subjects not assessed
by the test.
The top 10 percent of educators who teach
courses tested on the FCAT will be determined
by a system that awards points for student
learning gains..
Teachers whose curriculum is not
assessed by the FCAT must be identified and
named outstanding by their district, based on
approved performance appraisal factors.
An earlier draft of the plan tied teachers'
raises solely to student FCAT gains, drawing
the ire of educators across the state who did
not administer the test.
The new pay program is meant to force
school districts to comply with a 2002 Florida
law requiring teacher performance pay.
The Gulf County school district is one of
eight Florida districts recently singled out by
the state for failing to award any performance-
based raises in the last several years.
Under the district's current plan, five
percent salary supplements are awarded to
only those teachers who are currently Teacher'
of the Year, national board certified and have
an outstanding evaluation.
Wilder said the raise has not been
awarded in the past three years because no
single teacher has met all three requirements
in the same year.
The Department of Education has not
yet given school districts guidance as to what
evaluation procedures are acceptable undei
the new E-Comp plan, and any terms dealing
with teacher raises must be agreed upon by
both district administrators and the teacher's
union.
School districts are now faced with a
June 15 deadline for compliance with the new
(See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 6A)


Clipped


Bald Eagle Found Shot Loses Wing


By Dale Kingon and David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers
A bald eagle, apparently shot in western
Gulf County last week, became a symbol
Friday of the nation's many brave soldiers
who lose, limbs defending the nation.
Using a laser scalpel, veterinarian Hobson.
Fulmer amputated the left wing of the eagle in
his Eastpoint office Friday at noon after the
bird was brought to him after it was discov-
ered March 29. off Pleasant Rest Cemetery
Road, on the western side of Gulf County.
The area is just north of the Intra-Coastal
Waterway and near the Gulf-Bay county line.
Two privately contracted biologists, out
of Panama City, found the injured immature
bird on the road while they were out doing
a plant survey and called the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission imme-
diately, said the FWC officer handling the
case. The officer said he preferred not to be
named, as the investigation continues in the
incident.
"At the time it was first found, they didn't
know what had caused the injury," said the
'FWC officer. The bird was taken Wednesday
night to Barbara Ells in St. Joe Beach, who is
licensed to care for injured raptors. Ells then


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arranged for the transfer of the injured bird
to Fulmer.
"When he looked at the bird, he did a
full body scan and found what appeared to'
be birdshot pellets and we don't know if the
birdshot pellets directly impacted the wing,"
said the FWC officer. "We're not sure what
happened to break the wing but we think
birdshot had an effect on that.
"The wiig was broken then or shortly
afterwards. We think it's a fresh injury," he
said.
After examining the bird and its injuries
which included two pellets in its broken wing,
Fulmer determined that the incident could
not be an accident.
"It is a federal offense to shoot an eagle.
We hope someone will come forward if they
know any information. There might be a
reward for any information given to the
authorities about this bird," said Fulmer, who
did this surgery free of charge because there
is no one else in the area with the type of
advanced surgical equipment to do it.
Deb Williams, who assists Fulmer at

(See EAGLE on Page 15A)


Editorials ................ Page 4A


Society News .........Page 2B & 3B


Law Enforcement ........ Page 14A School News........ Pages 4B & 5B


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


Obituaries .............. Page 7B
Classifieds ........ Pages 12B -13B


The bald eagle, as it awaits amputation. Photo by David Adlerstein.



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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Following through on a
promise made last month,
Beacon Villa Retirement
Center in Beacon Hill is
sponsoring sign-up sessions
each Friday in April to assist
seniors in enrolling in the
Medicare Part D prescription
drug program.
With 44 prescription
plans in Florida alone, enroll-
ment in the prescription plan


is very confusing. Very few
seniors in Gulf County have
enrolled, and the deadline is
rapidly approaching.
The easiest most efficient
way to enroll in the plan is
via the Internet, but most
Gulf County seniors do not
have Internet access and are
not computer literate.
According to Kim
McFarland, vice president
of marketing for Beacon
Villa Retirement Center, the


Department of Elder Affairs
in Tallahassee is sending
trained enrollment counsel-
ors to Gulf County, offering
four enrollment dates, free of
charge, at locations through-
out the county.
Enrollment days for the
federal government prescrip-
tion drug program are:
April 4 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
E.T. at the Gulf County
Emergency Operations
Center (behind the Gulf
County courthouse, Robert


M. Moore building, and
Sheriff's Office)
April 14 10 a.m.-
2 p.m. E.T. at Gulf Coast
Community College Gulf/
Franklin Center, Room C-
102
April 21 10 a.m.-2
p.m. E.T. at the Gulf County
Emergency Operations
Center (behind the Gulf
County courthouse, Robert
M. Moore building, and
Sheriffs Office)
April 28 10 a.m.-2


p.m. CT at the Wewahitchka
Public Library
And, until the May
15 deadline, Beacon Villa
Retirement Center is offering
free use of a private office
with computer Internet
access at the retirement cen-
ter as an additional registra-
tion site for seniors wishing
to enroll in the program.
Anyone needing assis-
tance with enrollment should
bring a list of all prescrip-
tion drugs he or she is cur-


rently taking, and his or her
Medicare card, to any enroll-
ment session.
People over age 65 not
enrolled by the May 15 dead-
line will have to pay a pen-
alty of higher premiums.
For further information
or directions, contact Kim
McFarland at (850) 647-
9170. Reservations are NOT
required at any of the sign-
up sessions, or to use the
computer access at Beacon
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ownership.
Reverend Jerry Huft, of
St. John's Episcopal Church
in Wewahitchka, outlined
changes in the business
plan for St. John's Village,
adjacent to the church.
Because of the need for
workforce housing, St.
John's Village is dedicating
some of its 55 acres to the
Gulf County Community
Land Trust in a departure
from its original mission of
providing affordable housing
just for seniors.
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a planned community
providing affordable housing
for retirees living on fixed
incomes, and now workforce
personnel living on workforce
wages. In order to provide
service to both groups, the
Village is working with the
Gulf County Community
Land Trust, Gulf County
Housing Coalition, and
Gulf County Community
Development Corporation
(GCCDC).
Danny Bolden, director
of the GCCDC, reported that
after just one year, the CDC
had received 501(c)3 status
and was in the process of
completing the required


Internal Revenue Service
paperwork.
John Tremont, SHIP
Program Manager within the
GCCDC, reported that SHIP
funds had been used for
eight purchase assistance
loans so far this year, with
three families on the waiting
list who will close their loans
within 30 to 60 days. He
reported that this number
had doubled from last year,.
and there was "tremendous
interest" from the community
especially in north Gulf
County, about the SHIP
program.
SHIP money helps
workforce employees
through a qualifying process
and assists them with down
payments needed for home
ownership.
Lawren Massey,
GCCDC's Homeownership
Center Program Manager,
described her outreach
campaign to local businesses,
to inform business owners
about help that is available
to their employees. Many
of the 400 employees at the
county's correctional facility
near Wewahitchka indicated
interest in the program. She
also said that close to 200
affordable houses would be
available in the north end of
the county in the next one to
two years.
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Lauren Cain, Bureau Chief
for Consumer Outreach,
Florida Department of
Financial Services, Division
of Consumer Services, and
Arthur Youngblood, Jr.,
insurance specialist with
the Bureau of Consumer
Assistance, Division of
Consumer Services, spoke
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City Approves New Election Cycle; Will Put Terms Before Voters


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe city com-
missioners pushed their
election day from spring
to fall on Tuesday night.
They'll let the voters decide
if they should also extend
their terms from two to four
years.
Commissioners held a
second reading and adopt-
ed ordinances which had
the practical effect of mov-
ing the city's Election Day
from May to September
and creating a scenario in
which any runoff in the
event of a candidate failing
to receive 50 percent plus
one in September to the
November general election.
Further, as proposed
by Commissioner John
Reeves, the city attorney
will draft language for a
referendum to be placed
on the ballot in September
to change the city char-
ter to extend commission-
ers' terms from two to four
years.
The immediate impact
of Tuesday's night's actions
will be the extension of the
terms of commissioners
David Horton and Benny
Roberts, who were to be up,
for re-election in May.
They will now face the
voters in September.
The city embarked on
this path last month for
two central reasons: to put
the city on the same elec-
tion cycle as that for the
county, state and federal
elections to encourage more
voter participation and save
dollars on the election.
With no change in
terms, however, Roberts
-noted that the city would
still be holding an election


every year, as it does now,
with negligible monetary
savings.
"To me it is not going
to save enough money to
worry about," Roberts said.
"I'm against all of this. I
think we ought to leave it
like it is."
Roberts also expressed
concern about the city por-
tion of the ballot being lost
among county, state and
federal races, not to men-
tion proposed amendments
to the Florida Constitution
and other ballot issues.
Further, he noted that
he opposed moving the
election to the fall because
of the budget cycle an
incoming commissioner
would have to live, at least
for one year, with a bud-
get to which they had no
input.
And Roberts, in clos-
ing, said commissioners
should not be making such
changes to the city charter
without putting the ques-
tion to voters first.
Reeves, however, coun-
tered that he believed the
move to a fall election
would bring more voters
to the polls and said the
city should move ahead
with asking voters as
they must when the ques-
tion involves changing the
length of terms wheth-
er commissioners should
serve two or four years.
"We need to put this on
a referendum in September
to change the terms and
then you can save real
money," Reeves said. Four-
year terms would mean
elections only in even-num-
bered years.
"I'm for it because it
will increase voter partici-


pation and allow citizens
more voice in their city gov-
ernment," Reeves added.
Commissioners will
consider referendum lan-
guage at a future date.
In other business taken
up Tuesday:
Commissioners
accepted, though they did
not. act on it, a proposal
from The St. Joe Company
for voluntary annexation of
the land on which a new
Sacred Heart hospital will
be built.
The land, along U.S.
98 just north of Jones
Homestead Road, will ulti-
mately be the site for a
50,000 square foot hospi-
tal and 20,000 square foot
medical office complex, ten-
tatively scheduled for open-
ing in late 2007 or early
2008.
The first hearing on
the proposed annexation
will be April 18 during the
Commission's next regular-
ly scheduled meeting.
Commissioners had a
final reading and adopted
an ordinance which estab-
lishes a system for code
enforcement in the city.
City officials, working
with their attorney, are still
drafting a garbage/trash
ordinance which would
provide the foundational
rules for code enforcement.
Citizen input will also be
sought before that ordi-
nance is put in place.
However, even with
rules, the city currently
has no system in place for
enforcing code rules.
"We have no enforce-
ment ability at the present
time," said city manager
Lee Vincent. "This is just
a step to start cleaning up


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the city.
"We want to make (the
enforcement system) user-
friendly if you can do that
in code enforcement."
The code enforcement
ordinance, and its compan-
ion establishing city codes
for trash and the like,
stems from a citizen initia-
tive of last year urging com-
missioners to work toward
eliminating unsightly trash
- appliances, debris, dis-
carded household goods
- from roadways.
Vincent introduced
Mike Lacour as the city's
new parks and recreation
director. He assumed his
new duties last week.
State rankings indi-
cate that the Maddox House
should receive a state his-
torical preservation grant
of $49,200. The project is
ranked No. 21 in the state
and should be funded pro-
vided the historical small
grants-in-aid program is
fully funded by state law-
makers during the current
legislative session.


Commissioners
approved a proposal from
VFW Post 10069 to work to
bring the Vietnam Veterans'
Memorial "The Wall that
Heals" to Port St. Joe some-
time in March of 2007.
Though exact costs
and requirements are not
yet clear, commissioners
unanimously approved the
proposal, with the VFW
Post handling fund-rais-
ing to underwrite bringing


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County.
During a public hear-
ing held prior to the regular
meeting the first of two
- commissioners approved
applying for a $600,000
Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) to help
fund proposed rehabilita-
tion of water and sewer
lines and the roadway on
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Pricey Inaction


Gulf County commissioners pronounced
last week that the time for talk had just about
expired, that action on housing affordable
to the everyday worker should be quickly
addressed before the county becomes, as was
offered as example, Palm Beach County.
In our distant neighbor to the south, offi-
cials are contemplating requiring developers
to provide the equivalent of 11-20 percent of
new developments in the form of affordable
housing, set aside other lands for affordable
housing or face penalties or restrictions on
new construction.
In that light, Commissioner Billy Traylor
said, it was time for the Board of County
Commissioners to "take a stand" and "draw
a line" in front of developers, particularly The
St. Joe Company, to address affordable hous-
ing in step with new construction.
There had been plenty of talk, but little
in the way of action, commissioners fairly
uniformly agreed.
Well leave aside for now the burr of
property rights on which such rhetoric snags,
though there are certainly attorneys willing to
Saddle and ride into battle on that front.
But let's consider, for the time being, the
Case for any action on the affordable hous-
ing issue which, as was noted last Tuesday,
was first broached more than two years ago
but has, as characterized by commissioners,
mostly languished since.
A Community Development Council has
evolved from a coalition of the willing, a
largely volunteer effort which has, to the
credit of some very dedicated individuals who
define stewards, made significant headway in
the mundane task of assembling the proper
ducks to become a non-profit, seek grants,
provide rehab and purchase assistance and
pour foundations for future homes.
Private sector assistance has come in a
host of forms, but the reality is that much of
that groundwork would not have been pos-
sible without assistance from The St. Joe Co.
and its foundation.
The dedication of dollars, office space,
land and manpower by the company to the
affordable housing effort thus far exceeds that
of any other developer: outside of the Taunton
family, by a far stretch.
Which is in line with both the company's
size and a stated mission, recently reiterated
1by president and CEO Peter Rummell, to be
community partners in bringing "attainable"
housing to the community.
Has it happened at the speed most would
like? No.
There are good folks at this newspaper
and the schools, the prisons, the doctor's
offices and businesses throughout the county



Tone Deaf

Give credit to Charlie Crist, the state's
Attorney General now running for the
Republican nomination for governor this
year.
During a recent :interview with Florida
Freedom reporter David Adlerstein, Crist bare-
ly blinked when asked about his sponsorship,
while a state senator, of the ,constitutional
marine limitation, or net ban, amendment to
the state's Constitution.
As Adlerstein ,noted, Attorney General
Crist has continued to support the unequivo-
cal enforcement of the amendment's provi-
sions and asserted during the interview that
the net ban had been responsible for the res-
toration of fishing stock in Florida.
Crist also, in his comments to questions,
tinderscored the fundamental belief of many
in these parts that from the beginning the
amendment was designed to bolster recre-
ational fishing interests, even if the cost was
the commercial fishing industry.
Twelve years ago, the debate over the
constitutional amendment, approved 3-1 by
Florida voters in 1994, had been steered
Again and again by proponents toward the
restoration of the species argument, support-
S rs of the net ban dismissing claims that the
amendment was little more then a product of
the growing power of the recreational fishing
lobby.
Being principled or at least offering the
stance of principle does not, on the other
hand, always make for good government and
in making his first visit to the Cape San Blas,
area for a fund-raiser Crist remained seem-
ingly tone-deaf about the havoc the marine
limitation has had on this portion of the
state.
SLeaving the Apalachicola Airport, Crist
could have steered his car left instead of right
t. oward Cape San Blas and toured the mouth
of the Apalachicola Bay and surrounding
lands to find signs of the devastation.
SOf men and women put out of work, of
businesses closed, of livelihoods and his-
tory washed away by the monsoon of a voter
Gulf, Bay, Wakulla, Walton, Okaloosa and
Santa Rosa counties in the cross hairs.
His vocal support of the constitutional
amendment, the media campaign which in
turn supported his efforts, and which resulted


- who would testify that they are being, or
have been, priced out of home ownership in
the county.
We aren't apologists for the St. Joe Co.,
there is room for improvement on the speed
side, but a legitimate question is where are
the partners?
The county is considering significant
revisions to its comprehensive plan with
scant mention or even provision for affordable
housing.
Traylor indicated that the county had
not addressed affordable housing "as quickly
as we should have" in part out of patience
toward developers, which begs the dual ques-
tions: "Why?" and "Why?"
There are also a host of developers notice-
ably absent in the affordable housing coali-
tion, the CDC and other entities.
St. Joe is not the only company making
a nice buck from the Forgotten Coast. So we
should not forget it is hardly the only com-
pany which should not, as Traylor put it, "be
let off the hook" on affordable housing.
Last week's recommendations from the
county's development review board provided
ample evidence of, one, development in the
county not tied to the little white bird and,
secondly, lost opportunities for the county to
put feet to fire concerning providing at least a
percentage of new construction in the form of
affordable housing.
There is plenty of opportunity to point
fingers and place blame, the need, though,
is centered on that which Rummell talked
of several weeks ago and Commissioner Bill
Williams echoed last week partnerships,
stewardship and planning.
Such a framework is soon to provide
a new county hospital. For something as
nuanced as affordable or attainable, housing,
it is an essential.
The private, public and non-profit sectors
all have a role if affordable housing is truly
a goal, a mission for a county which at this
point seems to be slipping behind the curve it
appeared poised in front of two years ago.
Little is accomplished by talking past each
other, or making threats which are great
populist chatter for the campaign trail but are
hollow and ineffectual in government.
All sounds must emanate
from a similar hymnal to crack
this nut, just as with the hospital.
Commissioners, in so many words, stated last
week that there had been enough talk; action
was what mattered and provided the measur-
ing stick to gauge the wind.
They should, therefore, be mindful that
they are assessed by a similar barometer.


in expanded opportunities for the recreational
angler, particularly the visiting recreational
angler, demolished a way of life, just as surely
as the shuttering of a paper mill ended an
epoch in local history.
And during his conversation with
Adlerstein that all seemed an affordable cost
of luring the recreational fishermen to Florida:
recreational fishing marinas, generally for the
more well-to-do, somehow, to Crist's think-
ing, suitable substitutes for an industry on
which an entire region in part depended for
stable jobs and paychecks.
To make such assertions, we would hum-
bly argue, while traveling in Franklin and
Gulf counties, provides all the information
voters in this part of the world need know.
While we decry politicians who seem to
tailor their remarks to the- audience, their
stances wavering with the dots on the map,
Crist's comments on the net ban came across
as insensitive while emphasizing much of
what so many believed was wrong about the
marine limitation amendment from the start.
Namely that commercial fishing was
jobbed' by an industry with more dollars and
clout.
To rub salt in the wound, Crist finished
on the topic by saying that maybe an all-out
ban was not the optimal option, that better
regulations rather than amending the consti-
tution might have been a more appropriate
path.
Which we are sure comes as real suste-
nance to. those whose livelihoods ended with
the passage of the net ban.
Crist calls himself a "Teddy Roosevelt
Republican" working to be a good steward of
land and water.
There are many in this part of the world,
Mr. Attorney General, who believed they
had always practiced good stewardship of
the marine resources while squeaking out a
humble living on those waters before the gov-
ernment decided to step in.
And your style of politics, Mr. Attorney
General, regardless of the adjective you wish
to use, is one which does not seem to have
their best interests in mind.
While you maintained your principles in
your interview with Adlerstein, Mr. Attorney
,General, you did nothing to dispel that
belief.


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by Kesley Colbert


(( A re you sure this is
going to work?"
A "Man, listen,
this is fool proof!"
"I don't know. If Mary
E. finds out it was us...."
Richard Lynn's voice trailed
off. We all knew what was so
horrible he couldn't even give
voice to it---there was no tell-
ing what she would do if she
caught us. But killing would
be high up on her retaliation
list, you could bet the farm
on that!
"That's the beauty of
this plan." Yogi Brewer was
smarter than the rest of us.
"If everything falls into place
and even if she eventually
gets out, she will blame it on
those Atwood boys."
I had not said a word
here mind you. Mary E. sent
me those "Be Mine Forever"
Valentine cards every year
in elementary school. I was
afraid of her back then. We
were now grown-up sopho-
mores. And I was still very
much afraid of her! I liked her
fine---as a friend. I just gave
her lots of room. And, no pun
intended here, she needed,
lots of room. She could be a
little head strong and even
belligerent at times. And,
with. her size, she usually,
mashed first and asked ques-
tions later!
As usual this conver-
sation started in the locker
room. You can't imagine the
off the wall notions and dia-
bolical plans that can be con-
jured up when you give /Yogi,
Ricky, Buddy and Hollis a
little too much time between
the last whistle and the next
bell. Usually the topic of the
day died before we'd get to
Mr. Berry's science class.
I think if it hadn't a'been
coming up on April 1st, this
one would have passed like
so many others. Yogi was
back on it at lunch. "I wish
we could get some quicksand
for the ditch. That would be
even better."
"It would be pretty funny
to see her slowly sinking---"
"Man, couldn't 'nobody
pull her up if she started
under!"
The only quicksand


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Letters
So the Editor.

Dear Editor,
In the last few weeks, I
have read some letters print-
ed in the Star that indicate
that the writers are in oppo-
sition to the proposed beach
renourishment project on the
St. Joe Peninsula. Frankly,
I am somewhat' dumfound-
ed as to why anyone in the
County would be opposed to
this endeavor. The peninsula
means so much to everyone
in Gulf County, right now and
in the future. It is not just
the property tax dollars that
come in from the owners on
the Cape, although that is'
considerable in and of itself.
And we are all pleased that
revenues from the bed tax are
growing every year. Without
these sources, it is obvious
that taxes would have to be
raised for all County dwell-
ers or suffer a real cutback in
County-provided services, to
say nothing of reduced fund-


April Fools I
any of us had ever seen was
in a Tarzan movie. "Guys,
I'm not sure about this one."
I couldn't help but voice my
fears. "She could really get
hurt if that bridge collaps-
es."
"Shoot, it's not but six
or eight feet to the bottom.
And we only want the bridge
to give a couple of feet. The
worst she could do would
be bend a fender on that
big Chevrolet." Ricky Lynn
was warming to this idea.
"Besides, Kes, weren't you
the one who sneaked up on
her roof last year and swung
the cherry bomb through her
bed room window"
"And didn't you put the
grease in her locker?"
"And I think you and
Jane Hill were in on the face
cream switch."
"Don't go soft on us
now."
"How are we going to
make sure she is the one
driving down the Clay Pit
Road?" I figured it was time
to get the conversation going
in another direction,.
"That's the beauty of this
plan. And that's where the
Atwood boys factor in. We
all know Mary E. is sweet on
Phillip Ryba. He's the ring-
leader down at Atwood. Well
make a phone call "for him"
to Mary E., inviting her to
meet him out at the clay
pits Saturday night. Well
remove a few boards under
the bridge....just enough to
get it to fall a foot or two.
Mary E. will be stranded."
"We can get a mega-
phone up on the Shiloh Ridge
and make. wild-cat sounds."
Hollis was buying in also.
"We can even borrow Nicky
Joe's horse and one of us can
throw a cape over his head
and rumble past her like that.
guy in the Washington Irving
story."
The bell rang. Yogi leaned
forward. "We've' got to do
something. Saturday is April
Fools Day!"
Buddy made the phone
call. He could, sound like any-
body. He specified 8:30pm six
times! And he mentioned that
she needed to come alone.
Mary E., bless her 'heart,
bought it hook, line and sink-
er. She "was sure" she could
get her mommy's car.
Come Saturday night we
parked behind the Shiloh
Presbyterian Church and ran
all the way down to the Clay
Pit Road with jacks, crow-
bars, tire tools and one giant
megaphone. We went to work


ing for education. Talk about
impacting the future
But,. there are so -many
more benefits in terms of jobs
created by new construction,
and jobs because the visitors
need food and services, and
jobs made available because of
the high maintenance required
by anything that is built near
salt water. '
Another item that is sel-
dom mentioned is the incred-
ible vitality that the Peninsula
owners and renters bring 'to
the town of Port St. Joe and
the County in terms of partici-
pation in craft and food festi-
vals, holiday celebrations, fish-
ing tournaments, boat rentals,
deep-sea outings, snorkeling
trips, bird watching, etc.
My family and I have lived
on the gulfside of the penin-
sula since 2001 (moving here
after I retired from teaching).
We are registered voters in
Gulf County. We fully realize
that we must contribute at
the highest level in terms of
the MSTU districts. We are
happy to do so because we
are absolutely certain as to
what will happen to the pen-
insula and all that it does for
us if the beaches are washed
away. One thing we know
for certain is the consistent
pattern of hurricane appear-


Have Known
mostly on the side closest to
the clay pit. We pried and
unloosened and levered.....
"Not too much guys," Ricky
was holding the flashlight.
"We just want this thing to
give a little bit."
We'd stop every few min-
utes and listen for her car.
"It's about time; let's move
back up to the ridge. This is
going to be great!" We laid
down beside some gall berry
bushes that were just. start-
ing to bud. And before we
could even enjoy the anticipa-
tion of the moment we heard
a car coming.
We craned our necks
to see back down the road.
"Mary E. is a little early."
"And she's got that thing
in high gear. She must be
wanting to see ole Phillip
pretty bad!"
We didn't laugh. That
car was coming way too
fast for Mary E. I heard
the siren even before I saw
Leroy Cunningham's supped
up Crown Victoria race into
view. Before we could even
consider what trouble he was
in now, Leroy blew across
the bridge! The weight, speed
'and jolt was too much for
the loosened timbers. Leory's
back bumper shot into the
air as that Crown Victoria's
rear wheels crashed into the
far bank. The car thudded to
the ground on the other side
with Leory fighting to regain
control as he careened into
Patterson's curve.
The entire ,bridge col-
lapsed behind him.
Four boys sat spellbound
as Jim Dick Crews in official
police car number 2 rocketed
into the just emptied ditch.
Folks, it was the quickest
stop I have ever seen! Before
we could recover and run.
for the Shiloh Church, Hollis,
appeared, astride Prince,
thundering down the valley.:
He had that black cape over,
his head and he was holding'
up a cabbage with a felt hat,
pinned to it. Hollis, Prince'
and the cabbage head plum-'
meted into the abyss vacated!
by the fallen bridge!
The last thing I saw as I'
backed through\a gall berry:
bush and sprinted for the'
other side of the ridge was.
Mrs. Pendleton's Chevrolet'
hurdling toward the open,
gulch. We may have more'
than Mary E.'s wrath to con-,
tend with before this deal was'
over....
Respectfully,
Kes


ances; scientists say we are in'
for. another decade or two of at,
least 15 named storms each'
year. How many did we have;
last season, 29? That is why,
we must join some 60-odd'
ongoing successful renourish-,
ment efforts throughout the,
coastline of Florida. Once the'
beaches are gone, the dunes'
will go next, and finally the,
entire peninsula (including the:
bayside) will suffer! If you,
don't believe this, talk to the'
beach erosion specialists and,
the oceanographers. They are,
convinced that this whole pro-'
cess will not take very long. ,
We must not let this oppor-'
tunity slip away from us.
Sincerely,
R.E Shaeffer
Dear Editor,
(Ahipara, New Zealand)'
Although I'm sitting literally:
a half a world away from Gulf,
County as I type this (I'm at'
our winter home on the North:
Island of New Zealand), my'
mind frequently returns to the;
other bit of paradise that my
wife and I have chosen for our
retirement venues, that being
the magical bay and beach-
front communities of Port St.
Joe and Cape San Blas. We

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To The Editor
often attempt to draw paral-
lels between our two choices,
comparing the many wonder-
ful attributes of each location
and the people who inhabit
both areas. Both environ-
ments are blessed with two of
the finest beaches we've ever
seen. Population wise, both
are roughly the same. The
ever-smiling Maori people, who
comprise about the population
of our New Zealand settle-
ment, can easily be compared
with the native Floridians who
inhabit Gulf County. Those
who have migrated north
from big city Auckland is the
NZ version of those "damn
Yankees" whom have cho-
sen to move south and settle
in idyllic Gulf County. The
comparatives go on and on.
There's also another strikingly
similar attributes amongst the
traits of the people in both
locations; they take what their
-God has blessed them with for
granted.
Here in New Zealand, we're
blessed with nearly perfect
striking topography, with won-
derful, helpful, people, with
incredible beaches, with great
fishing and with an overabun-
dance of available outdoor
activities. Yet people com-
plain about most everything,
not vociferous complaints,
mind you, but objecting to
minor discomforts. It seems
when their world is just a tad
off from the way they expect it
to be, grumbling will ensue. I
have often offered a rebuttal
to these grousings by simply
asking, "what would you do
without (insert adjective and
noun here)? You folks take
what you have for granted.
You should thank God for
what you have (again, insert


appropriate words here)."
I believe the good folks of
Gulf County are often times
guilty of the same thing. The
climate is, for the most part,
terrific, the recent hurricanes
notwithstanding. Hunting
and fishing offers the sports-
man unlimited opportunities
to hone their skills. Other
outdoor activities are varied
and abundant. And the beach
at Cape San Blas has always
ranked among the best. Just
ask Dr. Weatherman. But yet
one often hears mini-com-
plaints, the same as we fre-
quently hear in New Zealand.
I guess it's a global trait among
us humans to grouse a bit
when things don't always go
the way we want them to go.
All of these preceding
words are written as a pref-
ace to a major issue facing
the inhabitants of Gulf County
that is the proposal to replen-
ish the glistening, white sand
beach at Cape San Bias. How
anyone cannot be in favor of
building up and maintain-
ing this God-given treasure
escapes me. How anyone who
cannot see what this beach
means to Gulf County, too, is
beyond me. I simply cannot
see nor understand how any
resident could not support the
protecting, the renourishing
and the sustaining of Gulf
County's most popular, valu-
able and endearing asset. As
I ask here in NZ when I hear
grumbles, I'l ask to you in Gulf
County: what would happen if
you didn't have the Cape, if
it were allowed to continually
erode away, storm after storm,
into oblivion? I would suggest
to you that Gulf County would
be a poorer place, both finan-
cially and physically. It, too,


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would be a more expensive
place to live and a less attrac-
tive place than it is with the
beach. Tourist dollars would
dry up, your taxes would sig-
nificantly increase (who would
pay the shortfall if CSB tax dol-
lars were eliminated from the
County coffers?), your fishing
access would be limited and
you and your families would
have to travel quite a bit fur-
ther to find a beach in which
you could enjoy a leisurely day
of sun, sand and water.
From so far away, I have
found it somewhat difficult
to stay abreast of the Gulf
County -and Cape San Blas
situation. I have heard that
we CSB property owners have
agreed to, generally, foot the
bill for the costs associated
with the beach renourish-
ment. I have heard that the
vote by us registered voters
will be held in early June. I
have heard that several people
have worked especially hard
in furtherance of the proj-
ect. This has included much
effort in the area of citizen
education. Yet I have heard
that there is not overwhelm-
ing endorsement of the project
within the County. This last
point I've had trouble under-
standing. Perhaps I haven't
heard all the "anti" points.
But this much I do know, even


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if it's from the other side of the
planet: Gulf County will be a
far better place for all of us to
live and raise our families with
the Cape San Blas beach than
without it. How can anyone
say different?
So from half a world away,
I encourage all Gulf County
citizens to put the petty nega-
tives aside, reduce the grous-
ing and unanimously get
behind the beach replenish-
ment project. Be thankful
that you live in such a unique
place. Be thankful for your
beach. And be thankful that
you have the chance to save
this incredible treasure.
Jack Blake
Port St. Joe

Dear Editor,
You probably won't want
to publish this because it sorta
explores one of the worst prob-
lems we have today-The price
of gasoline.
In the beginning it was a
good thing but today it has
become a "Monster." One that
is in the process of devouring
us.
I firmly believe that the
threat it is beginning to be a
lot more harmful than Saddam
Hussein ever was.
You never hear a major
politician wanting to do any-
thing about it; many of them


have interest in oil stocks.
Also-your money pays for
their gas. I say to the people
today-it is a major threat to
us-it is a beast that is being
allowed to devour us. What
can we do?
In the past if a beast threat-
en us we killed or wounded it.
I'm a Christian; I don't know
what we must do. Someone
must do something, quick!
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Dear Editor,
Thanks for the article
about Charlie Crist visiting
Cape San Blas (Crist Reiterates
Stance on Behalf of Net Ban,
March 29).
It is important for
Floridians to read more about
the candidates for Governor
in order to make informed
decisions. Foe instance, with
each new article I read about
Charlie Crist I find new con-
tradictions and inconsisten-
cies in his statements.
His commitment to the
net ban is encouraging, but
his waffling positions on edu-
cation, abortion and other


important issues raise serious
doubts about Charlie Crist's
substance.
Specifically, in the past
week alone, Charlie Crist flip-
flopped on abortion. First
he told a Catholic priest he
would sign the South Dakota
Ban, then he told a reporter
he wouldn't. When pressed
about his previous pro-choice
votes, Christ was at a loss to.
explain them. Then, Crist reit-
erated his support for the ban.
in your article only to under-
mine his support by saying he
would rather "change hearts
than change the law." All
these positions leave a voter
unclear on what Charlie Crist
would do about abortion as
Governor.
For all accounts, includ-
ing your article, Charlie Crist
is a fine person. But from
all accounts, including your
article, he is inconsistent on
the issues and fine, inde-
cisive leaders make terrible
Governors.
Sincerely,
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policy, though a forthcoming
legal challenge by the Florida
Education Association (FEA)
may complicate matters.
The biggest obstacle for
the school district, according to
Wilder, will be in determining
its top teachers in the absence
of FCAT data.
"The number one concern
of teachers, non-instructional
employees, superintendents
and school board members is
how are we going to do it in an
equitable manner," he said.
While Wilder objects
to the inherent subjectivity
involved in non-scientific
performance assessments,
he also expresses doubts as
to the validity of tying raises
directly to FCAT performance.
"I don't like that FCAT
is determining factor," said
Wilder, who nevertheless
expressed his support for a
performance-based system.
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interviewing seven candidates
vying to replace Port St. Joe
Elementary Principal Chris
Earley at the start of the 2006-
07 school year.
Earley will finish out
the last two years of his long
educational career as an
employee mentor, a grant-
funded position that will serve
new employees throughout
the county.
Five of the candidates
are currently school system
employees, and the remaining
two hail from Alabama and
Georgia.
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recommendation to the board
at a special meeting on Friday
at 6 p.m.
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City of Port St. Joe to begin
filling a 730-foot long, 103-
foot wide, 30-foot deep pit
located behind Wewahitchka
Middle School.
The pit was dug during
the building of Dam Road
in Wewahitchka during the
1950s or 1960s.
The city is supplying
the dirt, and the county is
supplying a bulldozer.
The district maintenance
staff has removed the six foot
fence which surrounded the
pit, and set up a four-foot
plastic barrier fence to secure
the area while the pit is being
filled.
Wilder called the
cooperative effort "a great
example of three governmental
entities working together."
*C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc. is ready to commence work
on a parking lot paving project
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School.
The parking lot will feature
14 new spaces adjacent to the
auditorium and front office
building. Work is expected to
begin this week.
*The school district
will partner with Gulf
County United Community
Development president Amy
Rogers to offer summer food
programs at both Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka.
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from the New Hope Baptist
Church.
Assistant Superintendent
Bill Carr will meet with Rogers
in the coming weeks to iron
out the particulars.
Presentations and Awards
Progress Energy
Community Relations Manager
Larry Watson presented Port
St. Joe Elementary principal
Chris Earley and Wewahitchka
Media specialist Donna
Fettinger with copies of the
eco-friendly children's book,
Turtle Tracks, written by Sally
Harman Plowden.
Progress Energy teamed
with the Palmetto Conservation
Foundation to publish the
book, which details a child's
discovery of the wonderful
world of sea turtles.
The school board also
presented numerous awards
for outstanding achievement to
both students and teachers.
Earning praise were
(pictured with board members,
clockwise from right):
*Gekella Clemmons for
her participation in the North-
South basketball game in
Ocala and the Panama City
News Herald All-Star Game
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participation in the People
to People World Leadership
Forum
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Spelling Bee Champion
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Joe High School student who


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faculty and staff for their
support and encouragement
during the FCAT
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Panama City All-Star game
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Renee Goddin is a local
woman who operates one
of Port St. Joe's last family
owned businesses.
Jim Garth is a Georgia
transplant with a volunteer
spirit.
Both have been honored
by the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce for their tireless
commitment to the Port St.
Joe community.
Goddin, owner and presi-
dent of C.R. Smith and Son,
Inc., received the Business
Person of the Year award at
the Chamber's annual din-
ner, held March 2 at the
Centennial Building.
Garth, owner of Decorative
Flooring, was named Chamber
Member of the Year.
Both were nominated by
their fellow Chamber mem-
bers and selected by a panel
of four Chamber directors.
Neither expected the rec-
ognition.
"I was shocked," said
Goddin. "I thought someone
was playing a joke on me."
Garth, who could not
attend the ceremony, won-
dered if someone else was not
more deserving.
"There's a lot of others
that could've been chosen,"
.he said.
Below is a brief look at
the humble honorees.
Woman's Work
The question has plagued
Goddin for years.
"What's a girl like you
doing in a business like
this?"
Goddins' business, C.R.
Smith and Son, Inc. specializ-
es in heavy equipment move-
ment, contract hauling and
septic services.
Its name is stamped on
hundreds of porta-potties
across Northwest Florida.
For some, it is a curious
line of work for an attractive
woman. For Goddin, it's sec-
ond nature.
"I didn't see it as anything'
I shouldn't be doing," she
said. "I was raised around
trucks and diesel fuel."


Goddin's grandfather,
Charles R. Smith and father,
Donnie Smith, founded the
business in 1976.
As a young girl, Goddin
and her two sisters helped
out at the Port St. Joe shop,
where their family conducted
a jack-of-all trades operation
which occasionally includ-
ed putting roofs on people's
houses.
Goddin assumed con-
trol three years ago, when
her father and grandfather
retired.
With the construction
boom in Gulf County, her
business has flourished.
Goddin sometimes forces her
father out of retirement to
lend a hand, and her grand-
father still comes to the office
on paydays.
"He says he's always a
day late and a dollar short,"
Goddin laughed.
Still very much a fam-
ily business, C.R. Smith and
Son, Inc. employs Goddin's
husband, Roy, and brother-
in-law, Bill Williams. Some of
the employees have been with
the company for 14 years.
"We don't do the business
thing, we do the family thing,"
Goddin said.
Chamber executive direc-
tor Sandra Chafin said it
was Goddin's savvy business
sense, as well as her contri-
butions to the community,
which earned her the honor of
Business Person of the Year.
For many years, Goddin
has assisted with Chamber
events such as the Scallop
Festival, Independence on the
Coast and Christmas on the
Coast.
Knowing that nothing
says American independence
quite like red, white and blue
porta-potties, Goddin donat-
ed her festive facilities to the
Fourth of July celebration.,
"It's those little things
that help an event turn out
perfect," said Chafin.
Corralling The Drifters
Garth sums up the differ-
ence in his and Goddins' pro-
fessions this way: "Everybody
needs a porta-potty, not every-


one wants an exotic floor."
Garth's flooring business
caters to a niche market of
mostly out-of-state homeown-
ers who appreciate fine wood
and custom laser-cut inlays.
Garth founded Decorative
Flooring in Marietta, Georgia,
and relocated his business to
Port St. Joe four-and-a-half
years ago.
Last year he designed a
custom floor for the stretch
.cargo van of rap mogul
Sean "Diddy" Combs. Jeff
Foxworthy and Dolly Parton
are also clients.
Though his work keeps
him busy, Garth has vol-
unteered his time to the
Chamber's Independence on
the Coast celebration, serving
as director for the last two
years.
Chafin said Garth's atten-
tion to detail and excellent
communication skills during
his tenure as director earned
him the Chamber Member of
the Year title.
"One of Jim's outstand-
ing qualities was keeping us
informed at the Chamber, so
if someone called we knew
where to refer them," Chafin
said.
"It's an awesome job to
take on and Jim did an out-
standing job."
One of Garth's most diffi-
cult tasks as director was cor-
ralling the famed 1950s band
The Drifters for last year's
performance.
"They drove me crazy,"
said Garth of the troublesome
quintet.
Though the Drifters
caused him headaches, Garth
said his volunteer experience
was a rewarding one.
"Coming from the Atlanta
area, the opportunity to be
involved in something like
this would've been slim
to none," said Garth, who
encourages others to support
the Chamber and the local
business community.
"More people need to vol-
unteer and be a part of our
community and watch our
..businesses grow," he said.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Ash Parker had such
a fun time in Miami this
past December he decided to
make the city the next stop
in his athletic and academic
'journey.
The senior running back/
wide receiver/defensive back
for Class 1A state champi-
on Port St. Joe High School
signed a scholarship last
week to play his collegiate
home football games on the
same spot of ground where
he helped lead the Sharks to
a state title.
Parker, who despite miss-
ing time early in the season
due to injuries still produced
nearly 1,500 yards from
scrimmage last year, signed
a full scholarship to matricu-
late to Florida International
University in Miami this fall.
The school, which moves
to Division I and the Sun
Belt Conference next season,
hosted the state high school
football playoffs in December.
That stadium, with a capacity
of less than 20,000, has been
torn down to give way to a
new 30,000 seat facility, one
benchmark for entrance into
college football's most exclu-
sive club.
"I liked it there," a smil-
ing Parker said of his experi-
ence in Miami, FIU and the
state title game, in which he
continued an amazing post-
season run of big plays, scor-
ing touchdowns on offense
and defense as the Sharks
downed defending champ
Fort Meade.
"I did pretty well down
there," Parker continued. "If
J, could play like that every
game down there, that would
'be alright."
Parker, who carries a 3.6
qGPA, had considered other
,options.
He had talked to Florida
-State University about walk-
ing on and had contact from
iTroy State and Florida A&M,
;which were offering at least
'partial scholarships.
But Florida International
'and Head Coach Don Strock
swooped in after the state
'title game and made an offer
'Parker wouldn't refuse.
, "They came in late and
'offered me a full scholar-
ship,", Parker said. "They've
'got a good business school,
:nationally rated, .and I have
'a chance to start as a fresh-
'man."
Parker is headed to wide
'receiver at FIU, his position of
Choice, which any observer of
'the 2005 Shark season would


be hard-pressed to guess,
given his 980 yards rushing
- 14 yards a clip and 18
touchdowns.
Parker added roughly
450 yards receiving and was
an opportunistic and physi-
cal presence on defense.
."I like winning," Parker
said. "It didn't matter what


played, I like to


position I
win.


"I think that was the
character of the whole team,"
Palmer said. "Ash, Sidney
Harris, Quentin Jenkins,
Zac Norris, Ash Larry, down
the stretch the play of our
seniors typified the unselfish
play of our team."
And down the stretch,
as he produced game-chang-
ing play after game-changing
play, Parker stood out.


As his grandparents Paul and Linda Gant, coaches John Palmer
and Kesley Colbert and principal Duane McFarland watch, Ash
Parker inks a scholarship with Florida International University.


"They (FIU) pass a lot,
maybe 70 percent of the time,
and they do a lot of stuff I did
here, backs in motion and
slot receivers."
Parker's fire for victory
was stoked by FIU assistant
coach Leon Searcy, a former
University of Miami stand-
out lineman, who took plea-
sure during a visit in showing
Parker his college champion-
ship bling.
"He showed me all the
rings he had and we still
hadn't gotten our rings yet,"
Parker said'with a chuckle.
Port St. Joe coach
John Palmer said Florida
International, which recruit-
ed heavily in the Panhandle
this year, luring Parker
and Blountstown's Chance
Attaway among others,
secured a winner in inking
his big-play stud.
"They are getting a deal,"
Palmer said. "He could play
either side of the ball for
them, but they want him at
wide receiver.
"With his size (6-foot-1,
195 pounds), his hands and
his physical-ness, he should
do well."
FIU is also getting a
team player, who symbolized
a senior class which played
hard and selfless football
while riding a 13-game win-
ning streak to a state title.


Obviously FIU and Strock
took notice. It was hard not
to. The Sharks were right
there on FIU's field.
Parker now has a return
engagement in the fall.
"They told me to try and
get stronger and keep my
grades up,"% Parker said. "I'm
looking forward to it."


The Forgotten Coast
Boating Industry Association
(F.C.B.I.A) is pleased to
announce the First Annual
Port St. Joe Boat Show. The
boat show will take place at
the Port St. Joe Marina on
Saturday, April 15, 2006,
beginning at 10 a.m. (Eastern
Standard Time). There will
be various models of boat for
sale including: center con-
soles, sport fisherman, dual
console, walk-around, pilot
console and more. The selec-
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something for everyone and
every budget.
The F.C.B.I.A consist
of the following boat deal-
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(Crawfordville), Carrabelle
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Winning Streak Hits


Five for Shark Nine


Port St. Joe High School
is discovering the zone on the
diamond at the right time.
The Sharks won three
games during the Joe
Fereletto Tournament in
Chattahoochee last week,
including a victory over the
No. 1 team in the state Class
1A sportswriters' poll, to
extend their winning streak
to five and upping their sea-
son record to 9-7.
Port St. Joe received out-
standing starts from Austin
Peltier, Andrew Furr and Matt
Gannon and timely hitting up
and down the lineup as the
young Sharks continued to
find their stride.
Tuesday, March 28
Port St. Joe 4,
Sneads 0
Peltier helped the Sharks
nail down their first shutout
of the season, pitching seven
innings of one-hit ball to raise
his record to 3-1.
Peltier walked eight and
struck out five.
Port St. Joe banged out
seven hits and scored all
four of its runs in the fourth
inning.
Matt Gannon was 2 for
2 and Jordan Todd had a
double in four at-bats,
Peltier, T.J. Ward and
Jamie Bird all added hits,
with Ward driving in a run.
Thursday, March 30
Port St. Joe 9,
Aucilla Christian 5
The Sharks toppled the
top-ranked team in Class 1Ah
behind the pitching and hit-
ting of Furr, who started the
game despite battling the flu.
Furr (2-1) went five
innings, allowing, seven hits


Jordan Todd (seen here earlierthis season against Wewahitchka)
drove in Jamie Byrd with an RBI single for the winning run in
the eighth inning of a 2-1 victory over Altha in last week's Joe
Ferelletto Tournament in Chattahoochee. The Sharks won three in
Chattahoochee and are now on a five-game winning streak. They
are at West Gadsden on Thursday and host Liberty County at 7 p.m.
Friday and Taylor County, for Senior Day, at 1 p.m. on Saturday.


and five runs just three
earned while walking four
and striking out four.
Ward pitched the final
two innings, allowing one hit
while striking out one.
Aucilla Christian took a
5-2 lead with three runs in
the top of the third before the
Sharks added two runs in
the bottom of the third, three
runs in the fourth and two
more in the fifth to secure
the win.
Aucilla out-hit the Sharks
8-6 but made four errors to
Port St. Joe's two.
Furr had a single and
double in three at-bats and
drove in a run. Warren Floyd
had an RBI double in two
at-bats.
Corbin Vickery was 1
for 3 with an RBI and Mica'
Ashcraft had an RBI double
in his only official at-bat.
Saturday, April 1


Port St. Joe 2, Altha 1
Gannon (2-2) pitched
eight strong innings and
Bird and Todd teamed up
to scratched across the win-
ning run in the bottom of
the eighth as the Sharks
completed their unbeaten
tour through the Fereletto
Tournament.
Bird doubled with one
out on the eighth, his lone
hit in three at-bats, and Todd
drove Bird in with a single.
The game was scoreless
into the sixth inning when
both teams scored runs. The
tekms combined for seven
hits and four errors.
Gannon was sharp,
allowing just .two hits and an
unearned run while striking
out 12 and walking one.
Todd was 2 for 3 to lead
the attack and Mica Ashcraft
was 1 for 4.


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These dealers are experts with
local water conditions and
are qualified to help everyone
from the beginner boater to
the seasoned veteran.
The Port St. Joe Marina
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event call Wefings Marine at
(850) 670-8100.
The Boat Show is in con-
juction with the Kids Win
Fishing Tournament. For
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Win Fishing Tournament
contact Clara @ the Port St.
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(Additional press release on
the Kids Win Tournament is
available for the media)


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Port St. Joe High School


Gekeela

Simmons


C Ie ni rn o n
'a senior. scored
eightt points and
Chad two steals
while pla ing for
.the North squad at
the annual North-
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Athletic Coaches Association All-Star game
at' Central Florida Community College in
Ocala. Clemmons, runner-up as state Class
2A player of the year, was one of 24 players
selected for the prestigious game.


Andrew

Furr


." Furr. a senior
"j pitcher outfielder,
s threw fIve good
innings while bat-
Stling the flu and
- 'i the No. I team in
S Class lA, Aucilla
'Christian, to raise
his record to 2- in a 9-5 victory. Furr
also paced the offense, going 2 for 3
with a single and double and one RBI as
the Sharks went undefeated in the Joe
Fereletto Tournament in Chattahoochee.


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Lady Gators


Continue


At the plate and from
the mound the Wewahitchka
Lady Gators dominated three
teams last week while raising
their record to 19-1 and their
state ranking to No. 3 in the
sportswriters' poll.
Wewahitchka finished off
Port St. Joe, Liberty County
and Cottondale early, each
game ended by the mercy
rule as the Lady Gators out-
scored their opponents 34-1


to


Thursday, March 30
Wewahitchka 10,
Liberty County 0
Samantha Rich (9-1)
pitched a five-inning no-hit-
ter and hit two doubles and
drove in three runs to pace
the victory for the home-
standing Lady Gators.
Rich struck out 14 and
walked none.
Grice had three singles
and three RBI and Green


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freshman, hit a home run,
a double and drove in three
runs.
Rich had two doubles, a
single and two RBI and Price
singled and doubled.
Green added a double,
Grice a single, Misty Robbins
a single and Peak a double.
The Lady Gators played
at Sneads on Tuesday and
host LaRue, Ky., at 5 p.m. CT
on Thursday.


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Freshma Samantha Rich, seen here earlier this season against Port 3. Joe, srruc. out 1t wmile
tossing a five-inning no-hitter against Liberty County to raise her record to 9-1.


Samantha Green won twice on the mound, to raise her record to 8-0, and had five hits in three
games as the third-ranked Lady Gators moved to 19-1 on the season.


NREURR


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Stewart Climbs the Fence


After leading the most
laps at the paperclip track
of Martinsville, Tony Stewart
climbed the fence in celebra-
tion of his first win this year.
This is a tradition which the
2005 Series champ started
last year.
Jeff Gordon cut a tire on
lap 90 and came back to fin-
ish 2nd. Jimmy Johnson came
in third and Dale Earnhardt
Jr. managed to come in
fourth. Dale Jr was involved
in the first wreck of the day
at lap 2. His car had damage
on three of four corners and
hats off to his crew for keep-
ing him on the lead lap. This
time the car wasn't that great
but the driver and crew made
up the gap.
In case you wondered,
there has never been a cau-
tion-free race at Martinsville
and Sunday's race had 16
cautions. At the end of the
race there were 16 cars on
the lead lap.
All four Hendrick cars
finish in the top 10.
Their success was over-
shadowed by the fact that
it would have been Ricky
Hendrick's 26th birthday.
Hendrick was among the 10
passengers who died Oct.
24, 2004, when the team's
plane crashed on its way
to Martinsville Speedway.
He was the youngest son of
team owner, Rick Hendrick.
"The fall race is the anniversa-
ry of our airplane going down,"
Jimmie Johnson said. "The
spring race is right around
Ricky Hendrick's birthday.
"As excited as we are to be
here to race and put up a


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3 #48 Jimmie Johnson
4 #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
5 #5 Kyle Busch


good performance, it's also
tough and I think between
all of us we really wanted
to win a race [Sunday] and
take a trophy back to Rick."
Among the plane's passengers
was Tony Stewart's team pilot.
"This is Ricky Hendrick's
birthday," Stewart said,
"and I know I'm not part
of the Hendrick organiza-
tion but every time we come
to Martinsville, we think of
the Hendrick family and the
tragedy and [Stewart's former
pilot] Scott Lathram and his
family." /


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and allowed two total hits.
: Tuesday, March 28
Wewahitchka 12,
Port St. Joe 1
In a rematch of a close
game a few weeks ago, the
host Lady Gators dominated
Port St. Joe behind the pitch-
ing of Samantha Green (8-0
on the season) and balanced
run-production.
Green started and went
the whole five innings, striking
out five and allowing two hits,
S the only hits Wewahitchka
allowed during the week.
Green was also 2 for 3 at
-the plate.
Hannah Price was 2 for
w 4 with three RBI, Summer
SGrice was 2 for 4 with two
, RBI and Misty Robbins drove
*in two while going 1 for 2.
SMandy Robbins was 2 for 2.


added two singles.
Misty Robbins had a
single and two RBI, Mandy
Robbins had a single, dou-
ble and a RBI, Megan Peak
drove in a run on two singles
and Ashley Gates had an RBI
single.
Leigh Ann Mayo also
singled as the Lady Gators
pounded out 14 hits.
Friday, March 31
Wewahitchka 12,
Cottondale 0
Green and Rich combined
on a five-inning no-hitter and
Mandy Robbins had her first
career home run in a road
game called by the run-rule.
Green started and
pitched the first four innings
with Rich pitching the final
inning.
Mandy Robbins, just a


Wewahitchka Tops Port

St. Joe in Weightlifting


Wewahitchka won eight
of 10 weight classes, led by
personal bests from Justin
Barnes and Roy Suber, and
defeated visiting Port St. Joe
55-35 in weightlifting on
March 29.
Barnes set a personal
mark with 620 pounds com-
bined in the bench and clean-
and-jerk to win his weight
class and Suber hoisted a
combined 570 pounds to also
set a personal best and win
his weight class.
Chaz Whitten, Chad
Harrison, Ryan Myers, J.J.
Roberts, Paul Myers. and Alex
Jones also won their respec-


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to Tallahassee Godby on
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AF, Robbins, a
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Robbins was had two hits and an RBI
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Hamming it up when Disaster Strikes


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
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respectable man. He worked
at the St. Joe Paper Mill for
44 years, three months and
410 days, and spent the last
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J.C. McArdle chats with another ham on a 25-watt VHF radio inside the Emergency Operation
Center's communications room.


Hams Handle Hurricane Ethel

The following is a transcript recorded by former St. Joe Paper mill secretary Margaret Tomlinson
Carter for Bob Jackson, a mill electrician and ham radio operator. The document records the combined
efforts of local ham operators who monitored the appearance of Hurricane Ethel in the summer of
1960.
Jackson's call numbers are listed as K4RZF (Bob). Other players include: W4WEB Dick
Lamberson, K4RZM Durel Brigman. W4MXN Harry Brewton and W4SGG Pope Fendley.

On Sept. 13. 1960, the Civil Defense Communications System of Gulf County received word that
this section had been declared as hurricane warnings. Immediately, the hams in Port St. Joe and
surrounding areas began their emergency communications system. (See ETHEL on Page 12A)


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Hamming

Hundreds responded.
In the days that
followed, hams from 35
states and Canada set up
operations in Alabama,
Louisiana and Mississippi.
They aided relief agencies
such as the Red Cross and
Salvation Army and various
Emergency Management
Agencies and Emergency
Operations Centers.
The former hobbyists
became true public servants,
and provided valuable
assistance during a critical
time.
In the storm's wake,
the AARL website urged
ARES members and other
emergency communication
groups to learn from
the lessons provided by
Hurricane Katrina.
It urged the amateur
operators to remain vigilant,
organized and ready to act
when called upon.
Home Base
In Gulf County,


From Page 10A


McArdle's base of operations
is the Emergency Operation
Center's communications
room, a small space about
the size of a walk-in closet.
The room houses a 25-
watt VHF radio, and a 100-
watt HF radio. A massive
generator located behind
the EOC building powers
the room in the event of a
power outage.
McArdle joins a dozen
fellow members of the Gulf
Amateur Radio Society
inside the EOC for the
group's monthly strategy
sessions.
Many of the members
have joined ARES, and are
busy preparing themselves
for the day they will be
called to serve. McArdle
occasionally serves as drill
sergeant.
"I say, 'Look guys, I need
you to be a part of this, and
I need to know that I can
depend on you, if there's
an emergency here,"' noted


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McArdle.
Membership in ARES
requires only an amateur
radio license and a sincere
desire to serve.
McArdle has an advance
class license, which allows
him to operate on certain
frequencies allocated by the
FCC for amateur use.
He is also a member of a
Northwest Florida network,
or net, of hams that meets
daily at a predetermined time
and frequency to discuss
emergency preparations
and exchange third-party
messages.
ARES has four levels
of organization national,
section, district and local.
Rudy Hubbard serves
as section manager for
Northwest Florida, and has
the authority to activate the
section in the event of an
emergency.
At the local level,
independent operators such
as McArdle would help
disseminate radio traffic and
receive emergency updates.
Using battery-operated
hand-held receivers that
McArdle calls "handy-
talkies," hams in GulfCounty
could set up operations
inside automobiles and
provide vital information
such as tfde readings and
tornado sightings.
Hams operating in
a mobile capacity would
transmit on one frequency
and receive on another using
an FM repeater located just
beyond the EOC building.
Non-operators could
listen in on the information
provided by hams using
common radio scanners.
Hams in the Hurricane
Gulf County has a
long tradition of deploying


ham operators in times of
disaster.
On Sept. 13, 1960 ham
operators in Port St. Joe and
neighboring areas began
emergency communications
during Hurricane Ethel, the
second Category 5 storm of
the year's Atlantic hurricane
season.
City Hall served as
the communications
headquarters, and ham
operators used a portable
power unit furnished by the


St. Joe Paper Company.
During the hurricane
warning, hams sent weather
updates directly from
the now-defunct weather
station in Apalachicola, and
mobile operators conveyed
information on road
conditions, water damage
and tornadoes. (See sidebar
for a full transcript).
Though Ethel proved
more of a lamb than a lion,
falling to a Category 1 after
only six hours (one of the


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the ham code of conduct. He
doesn't broadcast music or
use profanity, and sticks to
the frequencies sanctioned
by the FCC.
He likes to "rag chew"
with other hams, has talked
to operators from Japan,
Alaska, Australia and New


Zealand. Many countries
share frequency bands
with hams in the U.S.,
and McArdle enjoys his
international conversations.
Though McArdle has yet
to participate in a large-scale
emergency effort such as the
one staged during Hurricane
Katrina, he knows that his
hobby carries an obligation
to his fellow man.


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He may rag chew with
his Gulf Amateur Radio
Society buddies, but he also
knows when to get down to
business.
The lessons of Katrina
are not lost on him.
"It's very important that
we stay organized and ready
to aid in any situation that
might come up," McArdle
said.


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Communication headquarters was immediately set up at the City Hall in Port St. Joe K4RZF
Bob disassembled his ham equipment from his home location and transferred it to the City Hall for
the communication system to be used for the purpose of handling messages into and out of Port
St. Joe during this alert.
The communication headquarters used an emergency portable power unit furnished by the
St. Joe Paper Company. K4RZF acted as net control station at the beginning of the emergency
period. K4RZM Durel took over operations for several hours during the early morning hours ol the
hurricane warnings.
W4WEB Dick set up his station at the Weather Bureau in Apalachicola. Dick read hurricane
bulletins directly from the teletype machine to all stations on the emergency net, then operating on
3836 KC, for the purpose of passing the information on to their local radio and TV stations for official
rebroadcast purposes. W4WEB Dick operated the ham station at Apalachicola for approximately 30
hours which was the length of time that this area was considered as hurricane alert and warnings.
Bob Sidwell, the Civil Defense Director and Owner of the local radio station, was also set up
at the City Hall at the communication center with direct contact to his broadcast station to keep
everyone informed of the latest development of Hurricane Ethel. This information was sent directly
to communication headquarters by Web Dick at the radar station in Apalachicola.
W4MXN Harry was operating mobile around the community and waterfront to pass on all
information of road conditions and any high water damage which might occur in Gulf and Franklin
counties.
W4JOZ Chad in DeFuniak Springs was in a central location and was able to cover a large
section of the area affected by hurricane warnings. Chad had a good signal along the coast and
held net control station most of the night.
W4ZKP Jimmy operated the ham station in the electronic department of the paper mill. The ham
station at the paper company, operating off power by the turbine room is considered emergency
power in case of power failure in the city. Jimmy passed any information on to communications
headquarters which was needed about plant conditions and any tide changes.
W4SGG Pope was operating his sideband station and was the only means of communications
in the St. Joe Beach area. He passed on information on the beach conditions.
Mr. Tom Coldewey, the local Red Cross Disaster Chairman set up his headquarters at the City
Hall also. With all phases of the Red Cross and Civil Defense organizations working close together
for the safety of lives and property, the set was very effective and useful at this location.
Mayor Joe Sharit was on hand to give assistance to any phase of the operation. Several
walkie-talkie units were supplied by Mr. Sharit from the railroad company to be used in and around
headquarters. Special telephone circuits were installed at headquarters for the purpose of handling
traffic in and around the city.
Joe Stevens was operating on the citizen band with a mobile unit and covered all the area
between Port St. Joe and the beaches to warn all residents along the waterfront of the hurricane
conditions.
On the morning of Sept. 14, Bob Smith. the weather station manager in Apalachicola, along
with the aid of Mr. Bigler from Washington, spotted several small tornadoes in and around the St.
Joe area.; W4WEB immediately passed the information on to the Gulf County Communication
Headquarters which was immediately given to Bob Sidwell. the Civil Defense director, to
be broadcasted over local radio station to inform and instruct all citizens in the affected area.
The information was picked up on the radar screen giving the exact location of a small tornado
which passed about a mile on the east side of town. While WEB was reporting to communication
headquarters, RZF and others present saw the tornado pass a few blocks north of City Hall. No
serious damage was done to any property in the tornado path.
Several tornadoes struck around the Panama City area and did considerable damage to
property.
The morning of Sept. 15, 1960. Hurricane Ethel had turned toward the Mississippi and
Alabama Coast. Hurricane watch was discontinued around noon for this coastal area and the job of
dismantling GZAR and getting it back to its regular location was the order of the day.



NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST. JOE CITY
COMMISSION MEETING FOR AMENDMENT
OF TOWN CENTER PLANNED UNIT
DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to consider
adoption of ordnance, which will amend the Town Center Planned Unit Development
Zoning District. The title of the ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, RELATING TO AND
AMENDING THE ZONING CODE; AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATION CODE AND ZONING MAP; AND AMENDING THE
TOWN CENTER PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL OF ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, April 18,
2006 at 6:00 p.m. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance occurred at the same
location on March 21, 2006. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection
at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costip, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments
in writing to the City Commissions of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City
Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public
hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the
hearing will need c copy of the proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is
made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to
attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext.
114.


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Learned From Hurricanes?


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Here We Go Again
The 2004-2005 hurricane
seasons have proven beyond
a doubt that it pays to plan
ahead, especially in Florida.
On Tuesday, April 4,
Drs. William Gray and
Philip Klotzbach, from the
Department of Atmospheric
Science at Colorado State
University, updated their
extended 2006 forecast for
Atlantic hurricane activity.
According to their predic-
tions, this year's hurricane
season is expected to be very
active. However, they do not
expect to see as many major
hurricanes make landfall in
the U.S. as in the last two
years.
But the probability of
at least one major storm on
the East Coast, including
Peninsula Florida, is high at
64 percent. The average for
the last century is 31 per-
cent.
Probability for the Gulf
Coast getting hit, from the
Florida Panhandle westward
to Brownsville, Texas, is 47
percent. The average for the
past 100 years is 30 percent.
Gray and Klotzbach are
predicting 17 named storms,
nine of them hurricanes, five
of those major (Category 3,
4, or 5).
In 2005 there were 26
named storms, 14 hurricanes
and seven major hurricanes.
Gray and Klotzbach, also
say in their forecast that
most Southeast coastal resi-
dents "probably do not know
how fortunate they had been
in the prior 38-year. period
(1966-2003) leading up to
2004-2005, when there were
only 17 major hurricanes that
crossed the U.S. coastline.
"In the prior 40-year peri-
od of 1926-1965, there were
36 major hurricanes that
made U.S. landfall."


Gray and Klotzbach inter-
pret as "natural, but very
low probability" the unusu-
ally large number of storms
making landfall in the U.S.
the last two years. Overall,
the 2004-05 Atlantic hurri-
cane activity was not much
more active than five of the
recent hurricane seasons
since 1995, according to the
two scientists. The unusual-
ly severe destruction of 2004-
05 was caused by Atlantic
upper-air steering currents
that blew so many of the
storms ashore.
Gray and Klotzbach state
that it is rare to have two
consecutive years with lots of
major hurricane activity and
especially favorable steering
winds, that historical records
and laws of statistics indicate


the probability of this hap-
pening again is "low."
And on a rather hope-
ful note, they predict: "Even
though we expect to see
the current active period
of Atlantic major hurricane
activity to continue for anoth-
er 15-20 years, it is statisti-
cally unlikely that the com-
ing 2006 and 2007 hurricane
season, or the seasons which
follow, will have the number
of major hurricane U.S. land-
fall events as we have seen in
2004-2005."
They do, however, remind
people that their seasonal
forecasts are based on sta-
tistical patterns which will
not prove accurate in some
years, and that these fore-
casts do not predict where
these storms will strike.


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Grand Opening
Taunton Truss will celebrate the grand opening of its
new wall panel plant and home center from 4-7 p.m. CT on
Tuesday, April 11.
Plant tours, prize drawings and food will be part of the
festivities as the rapidly-growing company shows off its new
expansion at the Gulf County Industrial Park.
The park is located at 5441 S. Hwy. 71, roughly three
miles south of the city limits of Wewahitchka.
For more information call 639-6885 or 639-2336.
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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB)
meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Com-
missioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public
hearings will be held in the BQCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be
to discuss and act on the following:

1. Approve Minutes March 21, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval Bobby Borders Magnolia Reserve Parcel ID #03330-000R
22.63 acres in Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida a maximum 26 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
3. Preliminary Plat Approval Richard Squires a subdivision Parcel ID #03083-11 OR
1 acre in Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida
-a maximum 20 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
4. Preliminary Plat Approval Richard Squires a subdivision Parcel ID #03083-125R
1 acre in Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida
a maximum 20 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
5. Preliminary Plat Approval Century 21 a subdivision Parcel ID #03083-125R 1
acre in Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a
maximum 20 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local develop-
ment, stated and unstated.
6. Preliminary Plat Review Gulf to Bay Construction & Development Mimosa Subdi-
vision Parcel ID #00713-01 OR- 10.05 acres in Section 18, Township 5 South,
Range 9 West, Gulf County a maximum 30 unit development subject to all
Federal, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
7. Preliminary Plat Review Gulf County, LLC Mill Ridge Parcel ID #01514-050R
9.63 acres in Section 2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida
a maximum 15 unit development subject to'all Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations, stated and unstated.
8. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
9. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DO/PDP
10. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to
the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.
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Species eligible Speckled Trout, Catfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel,
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TV Gulf County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log


Port St. Joe Police
Department News Report
On March 27, at approxi-
mately 3:16 p.m. Jason E.
Bailey age 25 of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for violation of
probation. Bailey is currently
serving probation for posses-
sion of cocaine. Bailey failed
to comply with conditions of
this court ordered probation
and a warrant was issued for
his arrest. Bailey was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail
to await first appearance.
On March 28, at approx-
imately 7:17 p.m. Karl W.
Pianko, age 34, of Panama
City, Florida was arrested
for driving without a license.
Pianko was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On March 30, at approxi-
mately 1:41 a.m. Wesley
E. White, 'age 36, of Cove
Springs, Florida was arrest-
ed for violation of probation.
White is serving probation
for possession of cocaine.
White violated conditions of
this probation and a war-
rant was issued for his arrest.
White was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.


Child Support Court was
held on 3/24. Harry Robert
Redman, W/M, 38, Port St.
Joe and Jeffery Glenn Foster,
W/M, 26, Wewahitchka were
arrested on child support
payments and taken to the
Gulf County Jail.
Kevin Scott Freels, W/
M, 31, of Wewahitchka was
arrested for violation of pro-
bation on 3/24.
On 3/24, deputies
stopped a vehicle for having
a brake light out on Hwy. 98
in Port St. Joe. The depu-
ty walked a K9 around the
vehicle and got an alert for
the presence of illegal drugs.
During a search a quantity
of marijuana and 18 hydro-
codone pills were found.
The occupant of the vehicle
Brandon Neil Hunt, W/M, 34,
was arrested for possession
of marijuana and possession
of a controlled substance,
Ray Leon Mings was arrested
for possession of a controlled
substance.
On 3/25, deputies
received information that an
inmate serving weekends was
going to attempt to smuggle in
some contraband by the dog
pound. They began watch-
ing the area and observed a
vehicle go to the dog pound
area, they stopped the vehicle


Gulf County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log


National Work Zone Awareness Week


The Florida Highway
Patrol is proud to partner
with the Florida Department
of Transportation and various
local law enforcement agencies
across Florida as an active par-
ticipant in the 2006 National
Work Zone Awareness Week.


This year's campaign will begin
on Monday, April 3 and con-
clude on Sunday, April 9.
The Florida Highway Patrol
has recognized that work zone
safety is a growing roadway
safety concern for the motor-
ing public and the construc-


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tion crews who work daily onr
the various roadway projects
improving Florida's transporta-
tion network. In 2004, there
were 1,068 work zone fatalities
across the nation; during the
same period in Florida, 130
people were killed in a work
zone area traffic crashes. "The
Florida Highway Patrol con-
tinues to work in cooperation
with the Florida Department of
Transportation to make work-
ing and driving in Florida's
work zones safer than ever
before", said FHP Director
Colonel Chris Knight.
FHP Troopers will be con-
ducting traffic enforcement
details across the State. of
Florida in work zones, in ai
effort to create a safer driving
environment for all.


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GULF COUNTY

ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP

The Gulf County Annual Spring Cleanup schedules are as follows:

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 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.
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Port St. Joe, FL

227-7099
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Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 -6:00
Saturday: 9:00 -1:00 Sunday: Closed


PUBLIC NOTICE




The Gulf County Tourist Development

Council is accepting Funding Request

forthe 2006-2007 fiscal year. Request

forms may be picked up at the TDC

office (Robert M. Moore Admin Bldg.)

or you may call Paula Ramsey Pickett

at 229-7800. All requests need to be

turned in be April 17, 2006 at 5:00

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and recognized the passenger
as William Charles Quaranta,
a person serving weekends at
the jail. In the back seat of the
vehicle they found numerous
packages of tobacco and snuff
with the inmate's names on
them, Quaranta stated that
he was going to drop off the
contraband so that it could
be smuggled into the jail.
William Charles Quaranta
was charged with attempting
to introduce contraband into
a correctional facility and
the driver, Shannon Renee
Winfield, was charged with
trespassing.
On 3/27, Heath Edward
King and Leonard Adolfhus
Beard were transported from
the Bay County Jail and
arrested in failure to appear
warrants.
Justin Sinclair Armstead,
W/M, 20, of Port St. Joe was
arrested on 3/27 for violation
of probation.
Zachary Joseph Monroe,
W/M, 22 was arrested in
Gadsden County and Steven
Arrio Knight, W/M, 19, was
arrested in Bay County for
violation of probation; both
were transported to the Gulf
County Jail on a violation of
probation.
On 3/28, William Charles
Quaranta, W/M, 33, Port St.


Joe and Brandon Burkett,
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John Michael Richter,
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prior to the start of
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Williams and
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nets and face masks
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for the beak and tal-
ons," said Williams.
Fulmer chose to
use sleeping gas to
put the bird "under"
before doing surgery.
"The gas is less con-
centrated and the
safest method," he
said.
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feathers will be sent to the
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by Native Americans who use
them for ritual purposes.
ird was his first order of business to them for ritual purposes.
ted sur- pluck out the feathers in the e t ive American
ullet in area and clean the .exposed Indians," said Fulmer. "The
he said, flesh. Those feathers were government has a deal
with them so they won't
shoot the bald eagle to
get feathers for their cer-
emony."
The veterinarian
said that prior to doing
MAb surgery on the eagle he
had to obtain permis-
Ssion from the U.S. Fish
anrd Wildlife Service.
"USFWS came down and
looked at the bird and
gave us the go-ahead,"
Said Fulmer.
Fulmer, who sees
lots of other injured
SI- birds like pelicans, cor-
morants and owls, said
She gets an eagle in his
office every couple of
years. "The bird has
had this injury for a few
days," Fulmer said, not-
A view of the bald eagle's powerful talons, as ing the gangrene around
it lies on the operation room table. Photo by David the fractured bone.
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have dead bone. I wish
I could be showing how we
could save the wing," he said.
"There is just too much dam-
age to the wing."
Fulmer, a graduate of the
University of Florida, said he
consulted a professor of bird
anatomy before proceeding,
but decided it would not be
worth the risk of infection to
split the wing. "If you don't
get these things aerodynami-
cally perfect, they're not going
to fly," he said. "The ultimate
goal is to return (an animal)
to the wild if possible. (But)
to make a futile attempt at
saving this wing would have


left a lot of infected tissue in
this bird."
The surgery took a little
more than half an hour from
beginning to end, thanks
in large part to the surgical
laser that Fulmer used. "The
laser cuts down on bleeding,
pain and infection," he said.
The eagle also had a breath-
ing tube inserted and fluids
administered throughout the
surgery, much like a human
would.
"OK, wing's off," said
Fulmer, after he removed
half of the eagle's left wing,
carefully making sure not to
cause any additional bleed-
ing. Also, he didn't remove
any of the birdshof.
"You do more harm dig-
ging that out than you do
leaving that in," he said.
"Don't pull the skin back,"
he told Gordon, as he con-
cluded the surgery. "You've
got- plenty of soft tissue to
cover those bones."
The amputation will leave
the bird unable to fly but still
useful in an educational set-
ting. The adult bird, which
weighed about five and a half
pounds, Was returned to Ells
to continue its rehab.
Before placing the sleep-
ing bird back into the cage,
Fulmer checked around the,
cavity on the bird's underbelly
and made a quick guess that
it was a female because he
could not find evidence of the
male anatomy. He stressed
that he was not an expert in
sexing fowl.
Ells said she guessed
that the bird's weight indicat-
ed that it was a male, since
male 'eagles average four to
nine pounds, while females
average 10 to 15 pounds.
- She said the eagle is "a
little depressed right now,


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The eagle will-stay with
Ells for about a week, and
will then be transported to
the Audubon Center for Birds
of Prey in Maitland, where
it will remain as part of the
educational program, since
he cannot be returned to the
wild.
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with some of his fights shown on the Sunshine Network.
", As a youngster, Warren's path could have been headed
for trouble, he said, save for a Catholic center which offered
sports options.
"You could either play basketball or you -could box,"
Warren said. "I chose to box."
Toward the end of his professional career, Warren orga-
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proved a success and a preview of what he hopes to bring to
Port St. Joe, where he has lived, worked and raised children
the past 10 years or so.
"We had the place packed," Warren said of his Tallahassee
exhibition.
So when he heard about Project Graduation and its. many
fund-raising efforts, which run the gamut from car washes to
soliciting donations from the community, Warren discovered
. a. stage for his boxing passion.
"I've got kids who go to school and when I talked to
Ms. (Joanne) Raffield (this year's chairwoman for Project
Graduation), who grew up in Louisville, where Muhammad
Ali is from, and she's a boxing fan, about boxing and Project
Graduation, she was ecstatic."
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and graduation will be held next month, time was of the
essence.
Warren lined up the fighters: through his connections in
Tallahassee and Panama City, secured a ring, slapped on a
nickname on his pupil of the past year, Bernal,-and his idea
took shape.
"Theyll have to wash a whole lot of cars to raise this kind
of money," Bernal said. "The seniors are excited. They've told
me they will have the best (Project Graduation) vet."
Bernal figures hell be swallowing plenty of butterflies to
r provide that. as the "Golden Boy" will be a feature attraction.
'When he first took up boxing in earnest a year ago, the
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"You're a little nervous when you go in the ring. evern-body
is. but the first time you get hit. that's it. reality." Warren
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a Fallen Cheerleader
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Gail Miles can mark her husband's passion with Dixie
Youth Baseball through the genes the two passed along.
"My oldest son is 32 and he (the late Don Miles) was
already involved when my srn was born," Gail Miles said
through sv imming eyes last Saturday.
The Miles family was honored with plaque. a couple of
tears and a hearty round of applause last Saturday as the
Dixie Youth Baseball League kicked off the season with a
day of baseball marked by a special ceremony.
Lea-ue officials honored the contributions of Don Miles.
who served as an umpire for the league for more than 35
y ears
His absence will be noted this season, the
first since Don Miles passed away tragical-
lI last year on the river he loved to hunt and fish.
But another passion, which Don Miles somehow fit in to an
already busy life. was DLxie Youth Baseball
"He lust loved it. he enioved it so much." Gail Miles said
of her husband after last Saturday's plaque ceremony.
Even after his own children had passed through the
league and went on to other pursuits., there was Don Miles >-'
ever, Saturday. providing a lesson and stoking a fire.
"He still had to ccme," Gail Miles said. "It was the love
of the kids. He loved those kids.
"Before every game. he would gather those teams and
tell them to most of all enjoy themselves, have fun."
A maJn of humility, a man described simply as a "good
man" by those who knew him. Don Miles wouldn't have
wanted the fuss of last Saturday. his widow said. but there
\was some solace in the posthrumious honors.
"I am so proud." Gail Miles said. "Of course, he'd say
he's not worth it. But I'm proud." .,..-.
On this page and page 16B we include snapshots from a
day of baseball, from T-ball to those on the brink of1" arriving
at the high school level.
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Christian B.C. Brake will be celebrating his sixth birth-
day Aprile son of Gloria Cuomo and Bruce Brake.9
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Aiden Turns Three!
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Taylor Henson on March 16,
8 lbs. and 22 V2 inches long.
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of Port St. Joe, Charles and
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Material grandparents
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Angelo Quinines.
Paternal grandparents
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Johnson will be 100 years
old.
On Saturday, April 8th
from 2 5 pm at the First
Methodist Church of Port St.
Joe. We will enjoy sharing
memories with Miss Daisy,
No gifts please, but bring any
photos or cards with your
thoughts for her to cherish
(in the years to come).
No need to R.S.V.P but
for more directions call Ja-
son or Walter Johnson after
4/6, 850-227-1649 before
4/5, 561-967-1718 Mary
Belin 850-227-1616.







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and Emily Raffield of Port
St. Joe High School. Jessica
Jones is the overall winner
and is the Good Citizen of
the St. Joseph Chapter of the
National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution.
These awards are given


Easter Egg Hunt

The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe will spon-
sor the Annual Port St. Joe Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday,
April 15, at Centennial Park at 200 Allen Memorial Way.
Children of all ages are invited to attend and join in the
activities beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny will
arrive at 11 a.m. There will be games, music, photos with
the Easter Bunny and of course, an Easter Egg Hunt with
prizes. Activities will be divided by age groups. For more
information, please call Carol at 227-5418.



Citrus Propagation Seminar

On Tuesday, April 11, the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service will sponsor a citrus propagation semi-
nar. The seminar will be held at the St. Joe Garden Club
Center located at 216 8th Street, Port St. Joe. The seminar
will start at 6:30 p.m. ET. Each participant will get hands
on experience at citrus propagation and will be able to carry
their crafts home. Please bring a sharp knife.
For more information, contact the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension Service at 639-3200 or 229-2909.




Red Hat Chit Chat

Beach Belles of Mexico Beach remember our April
11th date at Peppers in Port St. Joel! 3:00 p.m. CST. BE
THERE!!!
Also, those of us who were lucky enough to join us last
year will be glad to hear that we are once again invited to
Dilliards for a make-up lesson from Elizabeth Arden. It's
happening on April 17th at 10:00 CST. Please call Eileen
Schreiner at 648-2447 or Marlene Harris at 647-5316 by
April 4th to reserve your place. It's a really fun time with
"freebies" for us to enjoy. See you there!

( Visit the Star online at
www.StarFL.com


to members of the senior
classes chosen by faculty
and students on a merit
basis and not a popular-
ity contest. The DAR Good
Citizens Committee recog-
nizes and rewards local high
school seniors who pos-
sess the traits of depend-
ability, service, leadership
and patriotism. The chapter
honors these students and
then submits a portfolio of
the winning student to com-
pete in the state contest.
Pictured right are Jessica
Jones, DAR Good Citizens
Committee Chairperson
Jacquelyn Quarles and Emily
Raffield.


Nursing Conference At GCCC

Gulf Coast Community College's Lifelong Learning Division
will host the Emerald Coast Nursing Conference on April 7
from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Student Union East conference
center, room 243 on campus.
This conference is approved for six nursing contact hours.
The conference will cover current trends and topics in nurs-
ing, such as:
Nursing Risk Exposures 8& Documentation
Acute Myocardial Infarction
The Art of Communication & Delegation
Resolving Conflict
Chest Trauma
For additional information, call Sherry Lock at 872-3819.




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109 44TH Street, Mexico Beach. -
CANAL FRONT home 3BR 2BA, fully fur-
nished, plus second interior lot. Possible
2 canal front lots with replat. Property has
112' of seawall, boat slip. MLS#108315
$1,500,000 Call Brenda Miller 227-
5380.


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


614 Oleander Ave. Mexico Beach, its
a cute beach coHtage, lots of possibili-
ties, just one block off Hwy 98, good gulf
views, convenient to restaurants, shop-
ping, beaches. MLS#109844 $ 525,000
call Joe McCallister at 227-4585


587 Redfish St. 3 bd 1 ba home on
corner lot directly across from public
park, a few blocks from public boat ramp
and intracoastal waterway, just minutes
from beaches and great fishing. Adjoin-
ing lot is also available. MLS# 109817
Call Soniia Raffield @ 850.340.0900.


This great townho G as the best ol
both worlds. Walking distance to thl
beach, pool in the community and deed
ed boat slip right out your back doo,
This is a must see unit. MLS# 110657
585,000 call Natalie Shoaf to view a)
850-227-4355


This house has been newly remolded
and sit on a corner lot. Also, the house
is only minutes away from the local
schools and public parks. The seller is
highly motivated so, call Moses Medina
@ 850-527-0441 for more informa-
tion. MLS# 110630


Beautiful vievs fro this s tier duplex
Beach access via boardwalk across the
street, bay access on pilot street. "X" flood
zone. One bedroom and bath on ground
floor. One bedroom and bath on 2nd floor
w/ great room and deck. MLS#109559 $
395,000 call Mark Schultz at 850-227-
5605


Recently remodeled home in great loca- Sunset Village Subdivision. Beautiful
tion. Great room with f/p and vaulted Sunset Village Subdivision. Beautiul
ceilings. Large kitchen withrbreakfast bar. 4 Bedroom 4.5 Bath home comes fully
Master bedroom and bath. Large Florida furnished with over 3,300 Sq. Ft. of liv-
room overlooking nice landscaped back ing space. This home is complete with
yard. Centrally located near downtown Hardwood floors throughout, granite
Port St. Joe. Shown by appointment counter tops, and much much more. A
only. $296,000 Mls#110196 call Susie Must See! MLS # 109061 Call Brett
White at 850-227-4046 or 800-451- Lowry at 850-227-5535.
2349


Lol available in te ovation' subdi-
vision located on Cape San Bias. A cor-
munity with beach and bay access, tennis
courts, and community docks with observi-
tion decks. Each side of this development
has its own club house and pool with watir
and sewer available. Building plans will be
old florida style. MLS#111043 'Call Carol
Bell for more info @ 850-227-4252 ;


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BEACHES
This 1st tier Io is located in Jubilation Subdivision. Lot 74 has great views of the Gulf
Of Mexico. $ 795,000 for more Info call Susie White at 227-4046
St Joe Beach Bay View/I 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 Shoa 850-227-4355 MLS 108380
* TRUE 1ST TIER LOT LOCATED BEACHSIDE DIRECTLY BEHIND GULF FRONT LOT. One
of the nicest subdivision on the cape, paved streets, underground utilities, ribbon curbing,
nice landscape ng, clubhouse and pool. Lot located lose to boardwalk to beach. MLS#
109776 $ 995,000 CALL JOE MCCALLISTER AT 850-227-4585-
* SEAGRASS IS THE MOST POPULAR SUBDIVISION ON CAPE SAN BLAS w/ pool
and Clubhouse. This beautiful "Y zone 1st tier lot is one on the best ones on The cape w/
spectacular gulf & bay views of both sunrises and sunsets. MLS#1 10600 $ 825,000 CALL
HARLTONWILLIAMS AT 850-227-4256
SHeron's 'alk Subdivision-One of the finest subdivision's in Port St. Joe. Located
close to the community college and schools. This subdivision offers a swimming pool, pool
house, beautiful landscaped entrance, HOA and outting greens. $160,000 Call Susie


*Cape San Bias, 4565 Cape San Bias Road- This Gulf front Lot consists of 1.60
acres+/-. Most of the property is located within the X flood zone. Enioy beautiful sunsets
and the sugar white sands. Great place to build your vacation home! Mis#108527
$2,950,000 Call Jay Rish (850) 227-5569
SSt. Joe Beach Area, 104 Signal Lane-Lot 70 is located in the heart of Windmark 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 Sonjia Raffield @ 850.340.0900.
* St. Joe Beach, Sunset Village- lot 47 priced to sell at $298,000
* St Joe Beach, Hwy 98 frontage 4 lots with unobstructed gulf view, can be residential
or commercial. Entire block of road frontage con be purchased. Call Natalie Shoaf
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


103W Sand Dollar Wan 1ST TIER lot in Son Slas Plantation with doudod access io


* 103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in San Bias Plantation with deeded access to
Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Sonila Raffield
at 340-0900 $579,900.
* Lot 3C, St. Charles Street, Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach Within walking
distance of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house. MLS#108169, $224,900
Brenda Miller 227-5380
Sunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windmark
Beach Development. Amenities include pool, bath 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


ment opportunity. MLS# 105586 $ 1,500,000 Call Susie White at 850-227-4046.
* THIS 1ST TIER LOT IS LOCATED IN JUBILATION SUBDIVISION. Lof 73 has grt
views of the Gulf of Mexico. MLS# 104945 $ 795,000 For more Info-call Susie WWl.
at 850-227-4046 '
* LOT 14 IN SOUTHGATE SUBDIVISION is a nice lot for investments or building
dream home. MLS# 109033$ 110.000 Call Warren Yeager at 850-899-7337
* Pori 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 Off
underground utilities, and paved ros. Close to Apalochicola and Port St. Joe. ust minuft
from the beautiful beaches. mls#107253/mls#107254 S179,000 each. Call Jay Ri
(850) 227-5569
EASTPOINT
Beautiful one acre homesite in Whispering Pines Subdivision. Only blocks tot
Bay. Subdivision features underground utilities, paved streets and restricted covenants. it
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The DAR Good Citizens
Awards luncheon was held
Wednesday, April 15, at
the Sunset Coastal Grill
in Port St. Joe. The Good
Citizens from the area
schools are Jessica Jones
of Wewahitchka High School


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Middle

School News



There will be a soft-
ball purple/white game on
Tuesday, April 4 at 1:00. The
cost is $1 for students and
adults to attend. There will
be a concession stand.
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 ser-
vice. The Port St. Joe Middle
School Pennies for Patients
program will take place for a
thee-week period kicking off
JInhday, March 27 and run-
vi3g through Thursday, April
S3.: The AA class raising the
Most money will win $50 to
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spend on their AA. Bring in
your change and turn it in
each day to your AA teacher.
All 8th graders and their
parents should attend a
meeting on Thursday, April
6th at 5:00 pm in the Port
St. Joe High School media
center. The high school staff
will share information con-
cerning registration 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.
Our Century Program
Scholars will attend a field trip
to Tallahassee on Thursday,
April 20 to visit the campuses
of TCC, FAMU, and FSU.
We will have dismissal
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.
Here is your link htt: / /
search.epnet.com/ to an
online library of full text arti-
cles and other materials to be
used for research. The sub-
scription 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
Username: psjms
Password : sharks
Does your child need
help with homework or find-
ing information on any topic?
"Ask a Librarian" can assist
you Sunday through Friday
from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
and Saturdays from 10:00
am to 5:00 pm. Go to www.
askalibrarian.org and chat
live with a librarian from one
of Florida's public, school, or
academic libraries. Questions
can also be submitted vie e-
mail at any time.
Tutoring is available on
Monday and Wednesdays
from 3:00-4:00 in the
Opportunity Ceiter Building
#1 (located behind the PSJHS
gym). Parents may also use
the Opportunity Center to go
online and view your child's
grades. For more informa-
tion call Gloria Gant at 229-


9359.
Check out these free
websites for math practice
for the reluctant, disen-
chanted, or struggling math
student. It is appropriate
for all ages, even pre-school,
up through algebra. http://
www.coolmath4kids.com and
http: / / coolmath.com/alge-
bra
We still have many stu-
dents that need to come by
the front office to pick up
your Gold Card. Use your
Gold Card for free admission
to all athletic events in Gulf
County.

Port St.


3rd Quarter Honor Roll


All A's
Jacie Ball, Jonna
Ball, Cody Cook, Kristina
Furstenberg, Katie Gardner,
Michelle Hiscokk, Brittany
Hypes, Paul Jacobs, Amber
McCullough, Charles Melvin,
Jenny Miles, Russell Miller,
Charlotte Murnan, Kayla
Parker, Erica Protsman,
Caitlyn Rich, Sara Ward, Lilly
Wright.
A's & B's
Charles Abert,
Robert Branch, Briannna
Brewer, Evan Brumbaugh,


Christopher Bush, Cody Clark,
Chad Clark, Chris Cochran,
Lisa Davis, Maverick Dugger,
Lilla Dykes, Chelsea Flanagan,
Nelson Flint, Rebecca Furr,
Megan Gannon, Megan
Gentry, Forest Halualani,
Raven Harris, Alyson Harvey,
Dylan Hester, Sara Hester,
Sara Hoffman, Matthew
Howze, Adrian Hubbard,
Zachary Hunter, Cody Hypes,
Mallorie Jones, Jazmine
Kennedy, Katie Lacour, Luke
Leonard, Avery Little, Maria
Lopez, Daniel May, Klent


McClemore, Autumn Merriel,
Sarah Murnan, Reis Nelson,
Samantha Nicodemus,
Chellsey O'Neill, Mary Pollock,
Willie Quinn, Melanie Raffield,
Ariel Robinson, Patrick Roup-
Mullen, Darien Samuelson,
Sylvia Sheline, Brett Sigman,
Brianna Sigman, Tara Smith,
Zach Smith, Nicole Spilde,
Levi Strickland, Natalie
Tatha-Nahandji, Kacey
Thomas, Kasie Thompson,
Chelsey Walker, Chase
Watford, Andrew Westbrook,
Erin White, Kaley Wilder.


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Soothing Seas
106 Seagrass Circle, Port St. Joe
$899,000 MLS #108186


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Coral Palms


440 Indian Pass Road, Port St. Joe 101 Two Palms Drive, Port St. Joe


$1,400,000 MLS #108998


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Palm Breeze
107 Seascape Drive, Port St. Joe
$1,400,000 MLS #110167


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Dome Home ..
3775 Cape San Bias Rd, Cape San Bias
$1,100,000. MLS #110852


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PORT ST. JOE OFFICE, 317 Monument Avenue
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
1.877.827.8751 OR 850.229.1700
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AMENDED NOTICE TO

RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0506-19
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from
Sany person, company or corporation interested in providing the fol-
lowing:
Installation of concrete piling and floating docks to the Gaskin Park
o.Bbat Ramp on the Apalachicola River, east of Wewahitchka. This bid
will be to install existing piling and/or floating dock only.
"Specifications can be obtained from the Clerk's Office at the Gulf
County Courthouse, Room 148, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port
SSt. Joe, Florida, 32456, (850) 229-6112.
.Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a
'.SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
*Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000
Cecil G. Coslin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by
.5.00 p.m., E.T., on Friday, April 14, 2006.
'Bids will be opened at this location on Monday, April 17, 2006 at
.10:00 am., E.T.
,CARMEN L. MCLEMORE, CHAIRMAN
@.-.1. 1 .1 .,.:.'.a 4" "006 Ad Number: 2006-042


$895,000 MLS #109750


Camp Info for Parents
I have information
concerning a summer
camp for children 7-
14 who are grieving the
death of a loved one.
The camp is free, but you
must complete an appli-
cation form and mail to
Hospice of the Emerald
Coast. If you are inter-
ested, please email me
with your name and mailing address and I will mall the infor-
mation to you.Thanks,Cindy Belin, cbelin@aol.com.


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News from Port St. Joe High School


by Laura Ropelis
Scholarships
If you are a senior, please
fill out the FAFSA online at
FAFSA.ed.gov with your
parents to be eligible for
financial aid, grants and
scholarships from the federal
government.
See Guidance Counselor:
Mrs. Ropelis or Ms. Newsome
@ PSJHS for all scholarship
information and deadlines.
Now is the time to apply!!!
Important Registrations
Juniors, if you haven't
taken the ACT or SAT now
is the time to register for
spring/summer so you can
apply for early admission to
colleges in the Fall 2006 your
senior year
Junior makeup parent
meetings are being held now
for setting up your sched-
ules for your senior year. If
you or your parents missed
your appt, please call Laura
Ropelis to schedule a time.
Registration for Florida
Virtual School is under-
way through March 2006 for
next year. Go to FLVS.net


on line and request place-
ment in available classes for
placement in June July and
August.
Opportunities to help
If parents or businesses
would like to contribute to
the Gulf County Scholarship
Fund for our high school
seniors or our FCAT incen-
tive program please contact
Mr. Duanne McFarland,
Principal.
Test Dates
The College Placement
Test (CPT) will be offered
to. all interested in attend-
ing Gulf Coast Community
College and eligible to dual
enroll next year on the 19th
of April 2006 at PSJHS.
AP test dates are identi-
fied for May. See the Guidance
counselor for more informa-
tion if you need to take a
test.
Social
ROTC Banquet is April
7, at 7:00 p.m.
A field trip to Haney
Vocational Institute is
scheduled for April 10, 2006
for all TCP students.


Scholarship Money
The Florida Peanut that the award recipients
Producers Association attend a Florida junior col-
is pleased to announce lege or four-year university.
the opening of their 2006 Each winner will receive
Scholarship Award Program, $600 when the scholarship
effective April 1. winners are announced. The
Two $1,200 scholarships remaining $600 will be award-
will be awarded to deserving ed after the completion of one
high school senior's and/ or semester and documentation
college students. The winner of passing grades is submit-
must be the son or daughter ted to the FPPA Office.
if an actively producing pea- "The Florida Peanut
nut grower, not necessarily Producers Association is com-
a member of the FPPA. It is mitted to helping further the
the intent of the Scholarship education of young people
Avward Committee, however, in Florida and the scholar-


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Gold Card Banquet is
scheduled for April 24, at
6:00 p.m.
Drama class will pres-
ent their play on April 25, in
the evening, more details to
come.
April 8 Boxing Match
7:00 PM Fundraisers for
Project Graduation in the
Gym
Community Service
Community service can
open doors. Help someone
else and help yourself at the
same time. Many scholar-
ships and 100 percent Bright
Futures eligibility requires
75 hours for .5 credit. See
Guidance for details.
Recognitions Making the
Sharks Proud!!
Emily Raffield and James
Alford have been selected to
represent Port St Joe High
School and participate as
student representatives
in PAEC's focus group in
Tallahassee in the state of
Florida's prevention effort.
Gekella Clemons was
selected No. 2 in the state of
Florida as Miss Basketball



Available
ship program is evidence of
our commitment, said Ken
Barton Executive 'Director of
the FPPA.
"The FPPA welcomes all
applicants. The final selec-
tion will be made by the com-
mittee and all applicants will
be notified by mail, as will the
scholarship winners," said
Barton.
For an application contact
the FPPA office at 2741 Penn
Ave, Suite 1, and Marianna,
FL 324448 or call (850) 526-
2590.


If You See News Happening, Call...

The Star at 227-1278


Class 2A. This is the first
time PSJHS has had someone
chosen for the North South
All star game. Gekella is one
of 24 top players in the state
and will sign a letter of intent
to Chipola.
Gekella and Jay
Ashabranner will play in the
Panama City News Hearal
sponsored All Star game April
8 at 12:00 p.m. EST
Faculty Recognitions
Coach Palmer is recog-
nized as the Coach of the
Year!!!
Seniors Get ready to
Graduate!!
April 7 Supervisor of
elections to enroll Seniors to


Peacebuilders of Port St. Joe Elementry
Left to Right
Haley Wood-3rd Grade, Alexis Wilson-Kindergarten
Brandon Hali-4th Grade, Laura Schekenbach-5th Grade
Brad Bellew- Pre-K, John Sullivan-26nd Grade
Tyrek Sims- 1st Grade


vote PSJHS May 19 Senior Breakfast Student's last day
April 13 CAP and Gown and practice 8th Graders and
Pictures May 21 -Baccalaureate Parents Open House ,
April 22 Prom at 6 PM April 6 at 5:00 all parents
April 28-29 Grad Bash May 22 Graduation at of 8th graders moving up .to
May 11 and 12 Senior 7PM Port Saint Joe High Scho6ol
Finals May 22 and 23 Project are invited to attend an Operi
May 12 Seniors last Graduation House at PSJHS to prepare
day May 23rd 9th -11th for next year..'


NEW LISTING: 104-B S. 40TH STREET, CAPE SAN BLAS, 250 HIBISCUS
Mexico Beach. gulf view townhouse 3BR DRIVE- This 3br/3.5ba home is situated on
2.5BA, fully furnished "and tastefully 300' (4 acres+/-) of bay front property with
decorated. Use as second home or rental, with gorgeous views of the beautiful St. Joseph 50 -229
good rental history. Easy beach access, close Bay. Completely furnished, w/Dock in place. 0- '
to pier for fishing on which sandy beaches. Owner will sell house w/200ft' on bay for OF CAPE SAN BLAS8. 22 '0 Vr
$425,000. MLS#111117 Call Brenda Miller $1,500,000 and/or adjacent 100' on bay for / 87 -229-9 Br
at 850-227-5380. $800,000. Price for home and 300'ft of bay
front property is being sold for $2,600,000. er Bradle, Ber
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Constitution andiMonument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. PASTOR
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(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Pastor 18213


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St. Joseph Parish
1 2010 & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
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Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
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 (CDT)


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2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, florida 32456
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&unday School ............ 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.
Sundayy Evening Worship ........... 6.p.m...
Wednesday Evening Service .... 7 p.m.



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Sinday WrsippSerices: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
SuldyStkhool:10:45 a.m, CST
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"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
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The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.ni. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
I 314 Firehouse Road *
OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 am EST
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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



First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michaeil Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .................. 9:45 am
Worship Service ........... 8:30 & 11:00 am-
Disciple Training ............. .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship. . . . 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... ... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ..... 7:49 am ET
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First Baptist Church
MExico BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California *648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Reverend Eddie LaFountain


S t &%i "A Reformed Voice
SI^Vll j, .in the Community"

'[ll| ., Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............... ..... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship.................. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday MOrning Service ....... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .............. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Homne of Faith Christian School

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

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


Eyes of Faith

Seeing and Believing the Messiah
The Music Ministry of
Long Avenue Baptist Church
Port St. Joe, FL
Invites you and your family members to the th
Easter Presentatidn

"Eyes ofFaith"
Friday, April 7th @ 7:00 P.M. Sunday, April 9th @ 10:30 A.M.
: 1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
rMore Information Call 229-8691


Easter


Block Fest
Howard 'Creek Baptist
Church will be holding an
Easter Block Fest, Saturday,
April 15. Hamburgers, Hot
Dogs, CakeWalk, Games, Egg
Hunt. Prizes will be given
away. Fun starts at 11:00
a.m. EST. Come celebrate
the resurrection with us!


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Guard your lie well, to Jesus be true.
It will be harder a lost soul win,
If you should stumble and fall into sin.
If your life is a sermon for Jesus each day,
It will not be easy to fall by the way.
So preach to your friends and neighbors too.
The only sermon they hear might be you.
Billy Johnson

Holy Week at Saint


James Episcopal Church
Saint James Episcopal Church will observe the days
leading up to Easter with special services. On Palm Sunday,
April 9, there will be celebrations of the Holy Eucharist at 8
a.m. and 11 a.m. at the 11 a.m. service, the congregation will
participate in the reading of the Passion Gospel; childcare
will be provided.
There will be a celebration of the Holy Eucharist with
Healing at noon on Tuesday, April 11. There will also be a
celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, April 12, at
5:30 p.m. followed by choir rehearsal, conducted by organist
John Bailey of Panama City.
The commemoration of the Lord's Supper on Maundy
Thursday, April 13 will be at 7 p.m. Services on Good
Friday, April 14 will be at 7 p.m.
Members of Saint James Altar Guild will meet on Holy
Saturday, April .15, at 9:30 a.m. for morning prayers, and
then they will prepare the altar and decorate the church for
Easter.
On Easter day, services will be at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
At the 11 a.m. service, the choir of Saint James Church
will provide the music, assisted by organist John Bailey of
Panama City; childcare will be provided.
Please note All times Eastern!
Saint James Episcopal Church is located at the comer of
22nd and Garrison Street in Port St. Joe. For further infor-
mation, please call the Parish Office at 227-1845 or visit our
website at stjamesepiscopalchurch.org


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 i
Thursday Brent Vickery, First Baptist, Port St. Joe
Friday Dan Rhodes. First United Methodist, Port St.
Joe ., '! ; .,
Following the message each d y, a soup and sandwich
lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. Everyone in the
community is welcome to join us afny time during the service
or luncheon. I
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 1,1 a.m:
E.T.

St. John's Episcopal Church to Hold

Estate and Rummage Sale

On Saturday, April 8th from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the St.
John's Episcopal Church of Wewahitchka will hold a sale
featuring items from the estates of Anna Bell Gaskm and
Max'and Rosenia Kilbourn. Other clothing and household
articles have been donated by church members. Breakfast
and lunch will be sold at a nominal fee.. The church is locat-
ed on Highway 71 North near Maxine's Restaurant. i


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Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street* Post Office Box 631* Wewahitchka, FL 32465
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Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
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David .. fernandez, Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
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Schedule of Services
Sunday !Wednesda
Sunday School 9:45am Mid '7Veek Meal 5:00pm
.Morning Worship 10:45am .Mid Week Bible Study 6:5pm
XKds on theMove 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Vouth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry-.Monday- 6:30pm
Cadiesa nilstry-Tuesday- 7:00pm
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WORSHIP & HEALING
SERVICE
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM
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AARP New and Improved Driving Classes


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Floyd


Charles Ake
Floyd Charles Ake,
73, passed away on March
30, 2006 at his home in
Wewahitchka, FL. Mr. Ake
became a resident of ;Bay
County after hitch hiking in
1949 from his family home in
Manistee, Michigan with his
cousin Michael Rowan Ake.
They stayed with their Aunt
Bessie and Uncle Hjalmar
Wave and their family. In
1973 Mr. Ake and his family
moved to Wewahitchka. Over
the years other family mem-
bers followed their lead and
joined them in the area. Floyd
became the cornerstone of a
large and loving family. He
will be well remembered for
his strength as a family lead-
er and for his quiet and kind
humor. He was a contractor
and built many homes in the
area. In addition to work-
ing with his hands, he loved
hunting and fishing, and was
a board member of the JO
Hunting Club.
He raised five sons and
was an active supporter
of Little League and Band
Booster organizations in both
Bay and Gulf County.
Mr. Ake is survived by
his sons Dennis (Lucia), Lyle
(Sibby), Cliff, Timothy (Cindy),
and Gerald, and his long time
companion Betty Sabia, and
by five brothers Ernest, Bill,
Jerry, Donald, and Richard,
four sisters Diane Shipes, Pat
Dyell, Audrey Roskaski, and
Arlene Michales, nine grand-
children: Kyra and Stacy
Burch, Scott, Dakota, Adam,
Buddy (Crystal), Brandy, Lee,
Dylan Ake Stephanie and
Gator Parker, and six great
grandchildren: Kateland' and
Karen Burch, Briana Walker,


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Kaylee and Trent
Parker.
He was pred(
his wife Bernice,
son Cleveland, h
Ernest and Grace
mother Clara Ake,
er and father-in-la
Kate Hardy.
Mr. Ake's cou
John Wave and F
Huft officiated at
which was held
a.m. on Saturda
at the St. James
Church on HWY
Wewahitchka. Inti
be at Jehu Cemete
Visitation wi
home on 112 Riv
Lands Landing.
All services ar
direction of the
Funeral Home, W
Branch Chapel.



Allie I
Allie Key,
Wewahitchka, pa
Saturday, April I
Panama City. A n


Ake, Burley Abe Springs, FL, she had
been a long time resident of
deceased by Port Saint Joe before mov-
an infant ing to Wewahitchka in 1990.
iis parents She was of the Assembly of
Ake, step- God denomination and was a
and moth- sweet lady who was loved by
Lw Otis and all those who knew her.
She was preceded in
isin Father death by her husband, Willie
ather Jerry Key. Survivors include two
the service daughters, Faye Molina
at 10:00 and husband Joe and Gail
.y, April 1 Zimmerman and husband
Episcopal Charlie, all of Wewahitchka;
71 N in four grandchildren; eight
erment will great-grandchildren; and two
ery. sisters, Lula Mae Richards
as at the of Apalachicola and Nellie
overview Rd, Boswell of Pueblo, CO.
The funeral service was
e under the held at 11:00 a.m. CDT
Comforter Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the
ewahitchka Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church with the Rev. Dave
Fernandez, the Rev. Johnny
Newton and the Rev. Joey
Smith officiating. Interment
A T followed on the family prop-
erty at Stone Mill Creek.
e All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
81, of Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
ssed away Branch Chapel.
1, 2006 in
ative of


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The National and Mexico
Beach Chapter #4325 of
AARP is sponsoring the all
new edition six of "The Senior
Driver Safety Program" at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center,
behind Parker Realty. It
will be held Wednesday and
Thursday, April 12 and 13,
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. C.T.
This highly effective
driver's refresher course is
approved and encouraged by
the state and federal govern-
ments. It is for all drivers
50 years of age and older.
Classes will be presented
in two four-hour sessions
over a two-day period. It
will be instructed by Dick
McLaughlin, a trained AARP
volunteer.
Upon completion of the
course, a certificate will be
issued to each participant
to give or send to his or
her insurance company for
a discount on auto insur-
ance. It is good for the next
three years, at which time the
course must be taken again.
There are no examina-
tions, no driving tests, and no
chance of losing your license.
To cover some of the expens-
es, a fee of $10 per person,
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will be collected.
We will cover the new
laws, highway signs, road
markings, and the safety
aspect of driving. We will
review the dangers of alcohol,
medications, and the two in
combination. Also covered
will be ways to avoid the
criminal while getting into,
out of, or driving a car. These
are just a few of the topics
covered.
Who needs this course?
According to all government
and insurance company
reports, every driver age 50
and over needs to re-evalu-


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the road. If you have neiet
taken the course, or it has
been over three years since
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Rachel Bixler Wins 2006 Miss Florida State University


Rachel Bixler, a graduate
of Port St. Joe High School,
recently won the coveted
title of Miss Florida State
University in Tallahassee.
The contest was held on the
campus at the Ruby Diamond
Auditorium on March 24.
Rachel will represent FSU
as their official ambassador.
She will be the face and voice
for all aspects of the college
including athletics, academ-
ics, and the arts and sci-
ences. It is a full'time job, as
her schedule is already full of
public appearances.
The title is sponsored by
the Miss America Scholarship
Program. She will represent
FSU in Miami during July
at the Miss Florida Pageant.
The winner of that competi-
tion will represent Florida in
the Miss America Pageant..
Rachel performed a mod-
ern classical piano selec-


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tion by Yanni "Marching
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chose "Literacy: Creating An
Empowered Future" for her
platform. During her reign
she will promote literacy all
the way from pre-k to the
sixth grade as a gateway to
gaining knowledge about our
world. She is an "America
Reads" volunteer. She tutors
local children in an after
school program in reading.
She plans to visit local ele-
mentary schools promoting
empowerment through read-
ing.
She is now in training in
the F.I. G. Program (Freshmen
Interest Group Leader), a new
program sponsored by FSU
to introduce new freshmen
to college life. Rachel will
actually be assigned 25 new
freshmen next fall of 2006.
She will be their mentor and
teach a colloquium class in


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the fall.
Rachel is presently a
junior on the pre-med track.
She plans to graduate spring
2007 with a major in Biology
and a minor in Chemistry.
She is specializing in neuro-
science. After graduation,
she plans to attend medical
school and obtain her medi-
cal degree, with a specialty
in neurology. She plans to
come back to the area and
open a private practice.
Rachel's other pas-
sion is in medical research.
During the spring of 2005
she worked on Dr. Joseph
Schlenoff's nanotechnology
team to develop and perfect
a compound to stabilize col-
loidal gold for biological and
medical uses. She is cur-
rently working on Dr. Charles
Ouimet's research team in the
College of Medicine at FSU
analyzing the genes involved
in Huntington's disease. The
research will aid advances
in both Huntington's and
Alzheimer's. This sum-
mer, she will work in the
School of Medicine and the
College of Arts and Sciences-
at Vanderbilt University


in Nashville, Tennessee.
She plans to work on the
Alzheimer's research project.
Rachel is very active in
campus life at FSU. She
is in the Honor's Program,
treasurer of the Golden Key
International Honor Society,
a member of Phi Kappa
Phi Honor Society, Phi Eta
Sigma Honor Society, Chi
Alpha Christian Fellowship,
a Florida Bright Future 100%
Scholarship recipient, Florida
Bright's Top Scholar Award,
Florida State University's
Freshman Scholarship for
Academic Achievement, and
this fall was on the President's
List for having a perfect 4.0.
Rachel wants to thank
her parents, Norman and
Phyllis Bixler of Port St. Joe,
her grandparents, Cliff and
Margaret Carter of St. Joe
Beach, her grandmother Pearl
Bixler of Frisco City, Alabama,
and her grandparents Jo
Anne and Blake Thomason
of Apalachicola, Florida for
their love and support. She
would like to thank Coastal
Community Bank and Vice-
President, Jim Norton, for
sponsoring her.


Tyndall Ey Q:

Air Show
Tyndall Air Force Base officials will host "Thunder Over
the Gulf," the Gulf Coast Salute 2006 Air Show and Open
House, April 22 and 23. This year's event will be highlighted
by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the service's pre-
mier aerial demonstration team. To see how this year's Gulf'
Coast Salute is shaping up, check out the official Web site at
www.tyndall.af.mil
Controlled Burns
The 325th Fighter Wing Natural Resources officials con-
duct controlled bums periodically throughout the year for
environmental and safety reasons on Tyndall. Approximately
9,000 acres are burnt each year of the bases 29,000 acres of
responsibility. These controlled fires reduce the likelihood of.
wildfires and help to promote regeneration of low-lying plants..
and brush that require regularly-scheduled bums in order to
grow. For additional information about the controlled burnm- 7
program on base, call the Natural Resources office at (850),. ,-iJ
283-2822.
Pharmacy closed '
The Tyndall Satellite Refill Pharmacy will be temporarily
closed for approximately three months beginning March 6 for '-,
renovation. During this time refill pharmacy services will be. ,
provided at the Tyndall Clinic's "Information Desk" located.
on the first floor of Bldg. 1465 in the glass atrium near the..,,
front door. Refill pick-up times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, _..
through Friday and closed on weekends and holidays. Please. ,i-
submit refill requests for your prescriptions by calling 283-, -0
2778 ext 22 or 1-800-356-5273.


Department of Health Recognizes


April as (
The Florida Department
of Health joins agencies and
organizations across the
country in recognizing April
as Child Abuse Prevention
Month.
"Child abuse and neglect
is an issue that involves all
Floridians," said Deputy
Secretary of Health for
Children's Medical Services
(CMS), Joseph J. Chiaro, M.D.
"This is a time for everyone to
realize their part in creating a
statewide environment where
children are nurtured, sup-
ported, and safe."
The Department of Health
recognizes that members of
the medical field have a criti-
cal role to play in the iden-


services to children and fami-
lies involved in child abuse
and neglect investigations.
They conduct medical evalu-


.mmmmw _-v--hild Ahuite Prevention Month


tification and prevention of
child abuse. Physicians and
other healthcare service pro-
viders are uniquely qualified
to notice even the smallest
physical or mental .chang-
es in a child. This vigilance
leads to earlier detection and
reporting of potential abuse
cases. Additionally, research
shows that childhood, abuse
has the potential for major
health impacts through adult-
hood, making the role of the
physician even more critical
to ensuring the development
of healthy adults.
Through CMS and other
agency divisions, DOH is
demonstrating our commit-
ment to the prevention of
child abuse, abandonment
and neglect. The CMS Child
Protection Teams. provide
multidisciplinary assessment


nations, provide diagnosis,,2n-
medical consultations,. nurs-. o
ing assessments, forensic a'l
and specialized interviews, -.'
family psychosocial assess- -"
ments, psychological evalu-
ations, and provide a variety a*'
of child abuse and neglect -"
training for family menibers '-
and professionals. i
Child Abuse Preven1tion
Month was initially pro-.
claimed in 1982 by President
Ronald Regan. The syribol'1,Yd
of child abuse awareness. is
the blue ribbon. Originating.
in Virginia in 1989, a grarnd- o
mother of a three-year-old
boy who died from his moth- -i
her's abusive boyfriend, tied a
blue ribbon to her van as a ,s
symbol of her personal comn- grn
mitment to the prevention of .o,
child abuse. 'i
This month, child abuse
prevention materials will be""'
.available; at Child Protection:
Team- "offices- and County
Health Departments across
the state. Additionallyy,
Secretary FranCois "vill par-.
ticipate in the Prevent Child-'
Abuse Florida's Child Abuse.'
Prevention Month press con-
ference at 10:00 on Tuesday,i
April 4, in the Capitol, I
Courtyard. For morq infor-,
mation, visit the DO, web'.,
site at www.doh.stafe.fl.us
anol select Children's.Medical j
Services from the drop down
menu or visit www.cms-kids.
coi 4.


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waters of St.Joseph Bag. This exclusive St.Joe HomeStead is adjacent to ldnd protected by conservation
easements which are contiguous to the St.Joseph Bag State Buffer Preserve?
Site characterisrics include: I
2.2-acre waterfront homestead on St. Joseph Bag with an approximate half-acre private island,
part of a beautiful wetland area
150' of bag frontage and navigable access by kayak or canoe from the homestead
into St.Joseph Bag
Recorded conservation easements on' adjacent land
Located less than 10 minutes from downtown Port St.Joe and Cape San Blas and within
30 minutes ofApalachicola ..

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DOH Celebrates National Public Health Week 2006

-Designing Healthy Communities, Raising Healthy Kids-


The Florida Department young Floridians:
of Health (DOH) joins the Oral health is vital to
nation in celebrating National overall health. With research
Public Health Week 2006 showing that there are con-
(April 3-9) and partners with nections between oral health
the American Public Health and several chronic condi-
Association (APHA) to pro- tions, communities designed
mote healthy living and to provide access to fluo-
healthy communities across rides, sealants, self-care, oral
Florida. health education and dental
"We come together this visits are on the path to total
week to spread public health health for both children and
awareness and the bene- adults.
fits of healthy living to our School Health ser-
children," said Secretary of vices are provided in each
Health M. Rony Frangois of Florida's 67 counties to
M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D. "By provide supportive services
working together, we can and interventions to help stu-
truly make a difference in the dents achieve maximum well-
way people live their lives and ness and readiness to learn
make healthy decisions." in school.
In accordance with this Florida Wellness
year's theme, "Designing. Institute 2006 highlights
Healthy Communities, exemplary tools for address-
Raising Healthy Kids," DOH ing physical activity, school
and local CHDs in Florida nutrition, staff wellness and
have organized local events tobacco policy on the local
showcasing their services and school and community level.
promoting healthy lifestyles.. Under the Targeted
Because raising healthy kids Outreach for Pregnant Women
is a collaborative effort, vari- Act (TOPWA), DOH has been
ous areas within DOH work able to reach out to pregnant
to ensure health among all women in danger of deliv-
Medical Clinic Employee, Of the Month

Rebecca Collinsworth, RN/ AKA Reba


Reba graduated from
Port St. Joe High School
and attended Gulf Coast
Community College. She
received her Associate
Degree in Nursing, in
December 2000.
She was employed
as an RN at Gulf Pines
Hospital before coming to
the Health Department
in March 2005 to work
in our Advanced Walk-in
clinic (AKA AWI).
Her Emergency Room
experience has been very
beneficial with the increased
demand for urgent care ser-
vices since the closing of the
hospital.
Reba is an asset to the'
nursing department and We"
are proud to have her as a"
Team Builder of the nurs-
ing /medical team of the St:
Joseph Care Center/Health?
Dept.


When she isn't working
Reba enjoys her time with
husband Lee and 3 year old
daughter, Lindsey. Her hob-
bies are gardening, cake bak-
ing and freshwater fishing.


pUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
TuesdayApril 11, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The
public hearing will be held in the BOCC Meet-
ing Room at the Robert M. Moore Administra-
tion Building,' 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will
be to discuss and act on the following:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE GULF'
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY
'CHANGING PARCEL ID #02973-01OR
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL
LOW DENSITY PER THE REQUIREMENTS'
OF FLORIDA STATUE 163.3184 BY ADOPT-
ING MAP REVISIONS TO THE EXISTING
AND FUTURE LAND USE MAPS; THE SUP-
PORTING DATA AND ANALYSIS; PRO-
VIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN
CONFLICT THEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABLITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.


BE IT ,ORDAINED BY THE
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.


BOARD OF
OF, GULF


ering an HIV-infected or
substance-exposed infant.
Typically, these women
are not receiving adequate
prenatal care and TOPWA *
links them with services. i
Florida has seen a 98 per-
cent decline in HIV births
this past year.
Children's Medical
Services (CMS), a statewide
managed system of care for
Florida's children with spe-
cial health care needs, pro-
vides prevention and early
intervention programs, pri-
mary, specialty and long-
term care, as well as newborn
screening services to over
50,000 children in Florida.
With physical activity
playing a major role in pro-
moting health in children,
APHA compiled a list of facts
and consequences of insuf-
ficient physical activity as it
relates to kids:
Only about half of
children age 12-21 engage
in regular, vigorous physical
activity.
The percentage of
school-age children that are
overweight more than doubled
between 1970 and 2000.
Childhood obesity
increases the risk of develop-
ing diseases such as diabetes


and high blood pressure.
Childhood obesity.
increases health care costs.
Hospitalizations among chil-
dren and adolescents for dis-
eases associated with obe-
sity increased dramatically
between 1979 and 1999.
During National Public
Health Week, DOH and APHA
are asking families to assess
their current health status,
identify potential risks and
create a plan for maintaining
optimum health with the help
of their health care provider.
For more information about
the Florida Department of
Health visit www.doh.state.
fl.us For tips on designing
healthy communities, rais-
ing, healthy kids, visit the
National Public Health Week
Web site at www.nphw.org


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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The
public hearing will be held in the BOCCMeet-
ing Room at the Robert M. Moore Administra-
tion Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will
be to discuss and act on the following:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE GULF
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY
CHANGING PARCEL ID #03358-000R
AND PARCEL ID #03364-000R FROM AG-
RICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DEN-
SITY PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA
STATUE 163.3184 BY ADOPTING MAP RE-
VISIONS TO THE EXISTING AND FUTURE
LAND USE MAPS; THE SUPPORTING DATA
AND ANALYSIS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT THERE-
WITH, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABLITY AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.


BOARD OF
OF GULF


Boyd Receives "Spirit
Congressman Allen
Boyd received the "Spirit of
Enterprise" award from the
United States Chamber of
Commerce for his strong sup-
port of a pro-economic growth
legislative agenda in the first
session of the 109th Congress.
"It is such an honor to
receive this award from the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce,"
said Congressman Boyd. "The
federal government can play
a meaningful role in providing
economic opportunity for our
businesses, and I am proud
to work with the Chamber of
Commerce to promote more
economic growth in our com-
munities and throughout the
country."
The Chamber awards the
"Spirit of Enterprise" based
on rankings it gives members
of Congress for key business
votes. Among the votes count-
ed by the Chamber in 2005


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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor


MAKING IT STICK!
If you have ever bought or sold
a home, you are probably famil-
iar with the term Multiple List-
ing Service. It's a convenient
way to locate most homes for
sale, and access to that data
has created a, new kind of buy-
er who expects a high level of
service from real estate profes-
sionals, and the competition is
admittedly fierce.
With nearly three out of four
buyers searching the Internet
for homes, the role of agents
has certainly changed, but has
not lessened in any way. Now
that locating a suitable prop-
erty has become easier, it's the
ability to negotiate an accept-
ed Offer To Purchase that be-
comes paramount, especially
in hot markets where sellers
may be entertaining multiple
offers.


When the offer is accepted, the
rest of the Big Picture comes
into view. An agent or bro-
ker is essential for organizing;
all the aspects that will bring'
the transaction to a success-
ful close. Consider arrang-
ing inspections, guiding the
mortgage process, setting up
escrow accounts, securing title
insurance, helping plan the
move, arrange the closing, and
so on.
There is no doubt that the In-,
ternet and wide access to real
estate data has improved the
buyer's knowledge and posi-
tion, but you can't buy the
kind of experience that a pro-
fessional can offer. You can
find your next home online,i
but it takes an agent to put:
you in it!



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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, April 11,
2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The public hearing will be held
in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to
discuss and act on the following:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE GULF COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PER THE EAR REQUIRE-
MENTS OF FLORIDA STATUE 163.3191 BY
AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ELE-
MENTS THROUGH ADDITIONS, REMOVALS AND
REVISIONS TO THE TEXT OF THE GOALS, OB-
JECTIVES AND POLICIES' OF EACH RESPECTIVE
ELEMENT; REVISING AND UPDATING THE MAP
SERIES INCLUDING THE EXISTING AND FUTURE
LAND USE MAPS; THE FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IM-
PROVEMENTS SCHEDULE; AND THE SUPPORTING
DATA AND ANALYSIS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCE IN CONFLICT THEREWITH, PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABLITY AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on
these matters. Information prior to the meeting can
be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.


The public is encouraged 'to attend and be
heard on these matters. Information prior to
the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and
Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd., Room 301.


The public is encouraged to attend and be
heard on these matters. Information prior to
the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and
Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd., Room 301.


Publish: April 6, 2006 Ad #2006-044


GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
2006 FUTURE LAND USE MAP


Of Enterprise" Award i
were the passage of class action
reform, bankruptcy reform, a
long-term highway bill, and the
renewal of the federal terrorism
insurance program.
"Our communities are
stronger because of the work
and dedication of the local
chambers and their member- -
ship," stated Boyd. "I will con-
tinue to work in Congress to
support our chambers and the -
issues that are important for
the economic development of ;
North Florida."
Chamber-designated "key
votes" are recorded floor votes
on issues established as pri-
orities by the Chamber's board
of directors and on which'
the Chamber communicates
its position prior to the vote. -
Members of Congress who sup- ,
port the Chamber's position on 2,
at least 70 percent of key votes -
receive the "Spirit of Enterprise", ,
award.


'Jublish: April 6, 2006 Ad #2006-045


Publish: April 6,'2006 Ad #2006-043


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operating manuals, no 101
classes in easy parenting,
no simple conservation on
sexuality and consequences,
no alert security buttons to
push if things get out of hand
for our teenagers during dat-
ing, and NO simple answers
to cope with the what-ifs,
should haves, now what etc.
I remember when I became
pregnant (need I say as a
married, responsible, adult)
the awe of it all was daunt-
ing. I thought about what my
responsibilities would be to
my child in terms of nurtur-
ing, and caring for this life.
When you make a decision
to become pregnant hope-


fully all the decisions of this
enormous "lifetime" respon-
sibility have been addressed
with your spouse beforehand.
Of course the conversations
never prepare you to the real-
ity of this little person whom
you just never can remember
when and what life was about
before them.
Okay I'm getting ahead of
myself and probably becoming
a bit sentimental-Children do
that to us. But what if you're
a child yourself? What if
you are a son, daughter, stu-
dent-now a parent? How can
this be? Yes you remember
the conversations with your
parent (albeit for some not
the most comfortable), you
remember the mechanics of


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it all; but you were never pre-
pared for the IT HAPPENED
TO ME!
Teenage pregnancy has
risen over the past sever-
al years. Statistically from
the year 2004, per the Teen
Pregnancy Coalition (let's
keep it closer to home in
Gulf/Bay Counties)-births to
mothers ages 15-19 total 17
for the entire year, which
there are 420 females in this
age range that live in Gulf
County so the rate per 1,000
is 40.5% compared to the
state rate of 41.6%. Birth to
mother's ages 13-17 total 7 for
the entire year, with 460 girls
of this age range residing in
Gulf County, so the rate per
1,00 is 1.5% and the state
rate is 1.4%. These numbers
might not seem alarming to
some, but even one is too
many. That pregnant teen-
ager has just had their world,
as they knew it altered for life.
No more fancy-free teenage
days-parenthood especially
unprepared parenting takes
on a whole different game
plan. Why are these num-
bers rising? Yes, accidents
do happen-consequences to
irresponsible risky behaviors
make babies. I don't need
to give you all the particu-
lars of how this happened to
you, but I can honestly say
the rest of your life will be
different. Sadly, you could
have just said no. Can you
honestly tell yourself that you
were ready for the burden of'
parenthood? NO a two let-
ter word, but for some an
uneasy predicament that you
probably shouldn't have been
involved in the first place.
Girls and Guys (it takes two)
at the ages of puberty/ado-
lescence we are too insecure
to make proper decisions.
Our self-esteem is caught
up in "peer pressure" and
unfortunately your friends
are not the ones who have
to endure the consequences
of your actions. I keep say-


ing that you are all exposed
to too much sexually explicit
& graphic material in all of
your media i.e., music, TV,
video games, magazines etc.
which sublimely and overtly
keep droning on about SEX
and the message sends false
securities. It seems to give
the opposite impression/mes-
sages that what your parents
have warned you about-and
hey we're fossils and have
no idea where you're coming
from (never having been there
ourselves, but at least mak-
ing it through those times)-
why because we did not put
ourselves in those situations.
We did not allow others to
make our decisions for us!
We kept our hands and body
parts to ourselves until we
were old enough to know bet-
ter. You know what will
work-stay away from others
who do not have your best
interests at heart. The guys
who make promises, the girls
who put you in situations
that you've both been warned
about- travel in packs, not
solo. Date in-groups; stay
courteous and pure to your-
self and others. Don't go into
places, which could, lead you
into trouble-be smart. Have
SELF-RESPECT and others
will respect you. It might
seem right to want to be in
the "in-crowd," but if being
"in" means having to "give
in" well you've just lost the
most precious voice you can
have- you're inner voice that
says this isn't right for me-
intuitively you know what's
right for you. Your parents,
your friend, your girl/boy-
friend can not help you if you
don't help yourself.,
Parents teach your chil-
dren-you know whom your
children associate with-meet
them and meet their par-
ents. You know what type
of person your child is, and'
how they can be influenced
(or not) by the wrong person.
Know where your children
are going-is there supervi-
sion? Keep tabs on them


(yes they might resent it) but
if you're involved from child-
hood through the teenage
years they'll know that this is
caring not intrusion. Besides,
we're the parents and we have
the right to keep our children
safe. Teach them manners,
right from wrong, respect for
the opposite sex and limita-
tions. Teach your children
that they have a right to say
NO and if they can't then'
they should just get out of
that situation before it leads
to the wrong one. Self-
respect,. self-esteem is taught
at home. It is our respon-
sibility to be the parent and
keep the channels of commu-
nication open. Teach them
about values, morality, dat-
ing, sexuality...if it isn't taboo
then perhaps they won't be
so intrigues. Or at least
they'll know their options.
Listen to their music, watch
their movies, play their video


games...keep abreast of 'all
the stuff they're into because
you might be shocked. And
if not, at least educate them
about "the message" and
how it affects them. Teach
by becoming a role model-
because they learn from -us
first.
I guess it all goes back
to the old adage "we reap
what we sow," because it-we
can't say, "don't do as I do"
(without being a hypocrite)
That we can at least say,
"don't do as I did" and then
we'd be considered a terrific
teacher. Parenting is about
teaching. Children are just
being taught by the %Trong
educator-their peers anc .the
-media. So if we could sorie-
how reinvent the wheel .this
article would not be about
prevention because teenage
pregnancy would not be -an
issue. .
Now as members of the
Teen prevention Task Force
we'd be remiss if we did not
take some preventive mea-
sures to help our adolescent
population and their, parents
because this has become an
issue. So for the next weeks,
stay tune for articles discuss-
ing parental tips to assist
\with discussion, prevention,
self-esteem/character build-
ing, and lastly preventive
options since we all can use
guidance \vith our children
especially in dealing wi.th
their sexuality.


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

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, archae-
ology, engineering, or culture,
that are listed or eligible for
listing in the National Register
of. Historic Places. Specific
information about the project,
including the- historic pres-
ervation reviews that IVerizon


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

PUBLIC HEARING ANIMAL
CONTROL ORDINANCE
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed or-
dinance regulating animal con-
ir-1 County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance
by -title and called for public
comment. After discussion by
Marion Hough, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
ini'usly (4-0).
.cORDINANCE NO. 2005-24
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING GULF COUNTY ORDI-
NANCE NUMBER 2004-03
AND 98-11 RELATING TO
THE REGULATION, LICENS-
ING, VACCINATION, CON-
FINEMENT. CLASSIFICATION
AND DISPOSAL OF CATS AND
DOGS IN GULF COUNTY; PRO-
VIDING FOR DEFINITIONS,
CITATIONS, ENFORCEMENT
AND PENALTIES FOR VIO-
LATIONS; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
SComplete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*
FLOOD ORDINANCE
Building Official Bailey dis-
cussed the Flood Ordinance for
White City, stating that White
City is located in flood zone
number A14. He-recommended
that the Board send a letter to
F.E.M.A. to encourage them to
re-study the Flood Zones for
the White City, Five-Acre Farms
and Wetappo areas. Chairman
Peters discussed that he has
spoken with several different
residents in the White City area
concerning elevation issues.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commission-
er Williqms, and unanimous (4-
0) vote, the Board approved this
request.
AWARD BID #0506-01
HARVESTING OF PINES -
WETAPPO LANDFILL
on behalf of Solid Waste
Director Danford, Administra-
tive Staff Assistant Stephens
presented a request to award
Bid #0506-01 .(harvesting of
pines Wetappo Landfill) to H.
W. Logging, in the amount of
$2,200.00. Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to approve this re-
quest. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
S.C.T.A.S. PROGRAM
Administrative Staff Assis-
Stent Stephens reported that the
S.C.T.A.S. Program has awarded
Gulf County $8,250.00 for Phase
Iof the Impact Fee Study.
RESOLUTION RURAL
ENTERPRISE ZONE
Upon recommendation by
Administrative Staff Assistant
Stephens to consider adop-
tion of a proposed resolution
to amend the Gulf County En-
terprise Zone, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
resolution by title and called for
public comment. There being no
piiblic comment, Commissioner
McLemore motion to adopt the
following resolution. Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-37
A RESOLUTION OF THE
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PERTAINING TO ENTERPRISE
ZONES; SUPPORTING GULF
COUNTY'S APPLICATION
FOR RE-DESIGNATION AS AN


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ant 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 avail-
able to interested persons who
request the information from the
contact below. All questions,
comments, and correspondence
should be directed to the follow-
ing contact by 04/29/2006.
Warren G. Watts, Project
Manager
Dynamic Environmental
Associates, Inc.
3850 Lake Street, Suite C
Macon, GA 31204
Sec 106@DynamicEnvironment
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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.06-17PR
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 attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the valid-
ity of the will, the qualifica-
tions of the personal represen-
tative, 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


ENTERPRISE ZONE AND TO
AMEND THE BOUNDARY OF
THE GULF COUNTY ENTER-
PRISE ZONE (EZ #2301) AND
AUTHORIZE A BOUNDARY
CHANGE TO THE ENTER-
PRISE ZONE.
WHEREAS, in 1996, the
Board of County Commission-
ers adopted Resolution No. 96-
28; and
WHEREAS, in 2003, the
Board of County Commission-
ers amended the boundary of
the existing Enterprise Zone by
adopting Resolution No. 2003-
01; and
WHEREAS, the Florida Leg-
islature approved House Bill
1725 (Chapter 2005-287, Laws
of Florida), which provides exist-
ing Enterprise Zone an oppor-
tunity to submit an application
package for the re-designation of
an area as an Enterprise Zone.
To comply with the legislation,
local officials must submit a
completed application pack-
age for Rural Enterprise Zone
Re-Designation with all attach-
ments on or before November
30,2005;and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Enterprise Zone Development
Agency requests to revise the
boundaries not to exceed 20
miles per the attached Zone 1
and Zone 2 maps; and
WHEREAS, THE Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County believe the new enter-
prise zones will better benefit
the county and the citizens' of
Gulf County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commission-
ers in Gulf County,. Florida, in
regular session this 22nd day of
November, 2005, as follows:
Section 1. T h e
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners support the
amendment of the Ehterprise
Zone Area boundary and hereby
requests the Office 'of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Develop-
ment to change the boundary
of the Gulf County Enterprise
Zone (EZ #2301) as noted on the
attached maps, not to exceed 20
miles.
Section 2. T h e
Gulf County Enterprise Zone
Development Agency shall
amend as is consistent with the
criteria for enterprise zone set
forth in Sections 290.0055 and
290.0065, Florida Statutes.
Section 3. T h e
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners have given au-
thority to the Enterprise Zone
Development Agency to amend
the boundaries of the enterprise
zone for Gulf County as the
committee sees fit.
Section 4. T h i s
Resolution shall become effec-
tive in accordance to law.
ADOPTED THIS 22ND DAY
OF NOVEMBER, 2005.

(End)

ENTERPRISE ZONE
APPLICATION
Administrative Staff Assis-
tant Stephens discussed that
the application to Enterprise
Florida for the re-designation
of Gulf County as a Rural En-
terprise Zone must be signed by
the Chairman. Commissioner
Traylor motioned for the Chair-
man to sign the application.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
AMNESTY DAY
Commissioner Williams
Lrquared burl mte r l.rtl.:-:a
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NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
edent 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
The location of the regu-
lar meetings of the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency (DRA)
has been changed to the Fire
Department. The meetings will
continue to be held at the regu-
lar day and time: 3rd Thursday
at 5 PM.
All persons are invited to
attend and participate.
ANYONE WISHING TO
APPEAL AN OFFICIAL DECISION
made on any subject at a DRA
board meeting must have a
verbatim record of the meeting
that includes the testimony and
evidence on which the appeal
is based. The DRA does not
provide verbatim records of their
meetings.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing special accommodation
to participate in any meeting
should make arrangements for
accommodation no less than 24
hours prior to the meeting by
contacting the DRA offices: 206
Monument Avenue or 850-229-
6899.
Publish in April 6

PUBLIC NOTICE
City of Port St. Joe
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency Annual Report is now
available. In accordance with S.
163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes,
the City of Port St. Joe Downtown
Redevelopment Agency has
developed the annual report of
its activities for the 2004/2005
fiscal year, including a complete
financial statement setting forth
assets, liabilities, income, and
operating expenses as of the end


(Amnesty Day). Administrative
Staff Assistant Stephens re-
quested that the Board approve
the Interlocal Agreement for
Amnesty Days (2006 Amnesty
Day will be held on March 31st
at the Courthouse). Commis-
sioner Williams motioned to
approve this request. Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously,
(4-0).
REPAIR OF JAIL DOORS
Sheriff Upchurch appeared
before the Board and discussed
that the jail doors are in need of
repair, and stated that he has
received an estimate from Suber
Lock and Repair (in the amount
of, $3,950.00). Commissioner
Traylor motioned to accept the
estimate for repair of the jail
doors. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
COUNTY COMPLEX
SECURITY
Sheriff Upchurch appeared
before the Board to discuss
the need for security in the Ad-
ministration Building/Board
Room. He recommended that
a metal detector be purchased
for installation at the entrance
for the buildings. After further
discussion by the Board, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
purchase a walk-through metal
detector ($3,000.00 $5,000.00)
for the Administration Building.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-Q).
BEACH ACCESS SIGNS
T.D.C. Director Pickett re-
quested permission to obtain
permits to place twelve beach
access informational signs from
Dixie Belle Curve to the Gulf/
Bay County line. She stated
that the existing signs will be
removed and replaced with
the new signs. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this request. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
Planner David Richardson
discussed the Five-Year Capital
Improvements documents to be
submitted to D.C.A. He also dis-
cussed the contract the Board
approved with D.C.A. for the
School Interlocal Agreement.
IMPACT FEE CONSULTANT
Planner David Richardson
discussed that the impact fee
consultants have obtained the
data they need, and will address
the Board at the December
meeting.
CATASTROPHIC INMATE
MEDICAL INSURANCE
Human Resource Director
Manuel discussed a quote for
catastrophic inmate medical
insurance. She stated that the
County has received a deficien-
cy notice from D.C.A. (during
the County audit) on the lack
of inmate medical insurance.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, County Attorney Mc-
Farland discussed that if you
have a catastrophic claim it will
far exceed what you are paying
at this time. He also stated that
there is an excellent jail Medical
Director that keeps everything
in line. County Attorney Mc-
Farland stated that there is an
obligation in Florida to provide
medical services for.the inmates
while they are detained. Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
tabled this matter until the next
regular meeting. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously
(4-0).
COMMUNITY TRAFFIC
SAFETY TEAM
t ,:.r M an-?Il rp,.-rT.ed i-,hat rJ-ti


of fiscal year 2004/2005.
This report has been filed
with the City Clerk and is avail-
able for inspection during busi-
ness hours in the office of the
City Clerk at 538 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida.
This report has been filed with
the Gulf County Administrator
and is available for inspec-
tion during business hours in
the office of the Gulf County
Administrator at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
This report is also avail-
able for inspection during busi-
ness hours in the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency office
located at 206 Monument
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida,
telephone number (850) 229-
6899.
Publish in April 6

NOTICE
THE BOARD OF CITY
COMMISSION WILL HOLD A
JOINT WORKSHOP MEETING
WITH THE DOWNTOWN
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
ON:
WHEN: Tuesday, April 11,
2006
TIME:4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Commissioner's
Chamber
SUBJECT: Parking Lot on
Hendrix Property
And a Workshop for
Additional City Business:

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11,
2006
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Commissioner's
Chamber
SUBJECT: Golf Cart
Ordinance
Public Works Water'n'Sewer
Crew Realignment and "On Call
Employee" Compensation

All persons are invited to
attend these meetings. [Any
person who decides to appeal
any decision made by the
Commission with respect to
any matter considered at said
meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. The
Board of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida will
not provide a verbatim record of
this meeting.]
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing special accommoda-
tions to participate in this pro-
- ceedings should contact Pauline
Pendirvis, City Clerk, City
of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,


Community Traffic Safety Team
met last week, and have a pro-
posed ,resolution, adopting a
"You Drink & Drive, You Lose"
program that will be in effect
December 10, 2005 through
January 1, 2006, for the Boards
consideration. County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
resolution by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to adopt
the following resolution. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-38
WHEREAS, the State of
Florida is committed to enhanc-
ing the quality of life and the
safety of the millions of people
who work, live, and vacation in
the state; and
WHEREAS, impaired driv-
ing is a serious crime, which
contributed to 23,013 alcohol-
related crashes in the State of
Florida during 2004, resulting
in 1,093 deaths and 17,580 in-
juries; and
WHEREAS, during the 2004
Christmas holiday, 33 people
were killed in traffic crashes, 15
of which were alcohol-related;
and
WHEREAS, statistics show
that every 32 minutes someone
in the U.S. dies in an alcohol- or
drug-related crash, and every
two minutes someone is injured
in an impaired driving crash;
and
WHEREAS, GULF COUNTY
supports and endorses the ef-
forts of all law enforcement
agencies participating in the
Florida DUI Enforcement Crack-
down from December 10, 2005
through January 1,2006.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED by the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County that December 10, 2005
through January 1, 2006 shall
be known as
You Drink & Drive. You
Lose. Weeks in Florida.
The Board of County Com-
missioners supports the initia-
tives of the mobilization, in-
cluding public education and
awareness and strong enforce-
ment of Driving Under the In-
fluence laws. The. County Com-
missioners encourage citizens
of Gulf County to drive respon-
sibly and avoid the tragic conse-
quences of impaired driving.

(End)


LOCAL SHOPPING
Chamber of Commerce Di-
rector Chafin encouraged every-
one to shop locally during this
holiday season.
CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST
Chamber of Commerce Di-
rector Chafin discussed Christ-
mas on the Coast, to be held
on December 2nd through De-
cember 4th, and encouraged
everyone to come out and par-
ticipate.
REPAIR OF JAIL DOORS /
BUDGET AMENDMENT
Upon inquiry by Clerk Nor-
ris, Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to amend the General
Fund budget by decreasing Re-
serve For Contingencies and in-
creasing Detention and Correc-
tions; Repair and Maintenance
to Buildings to pay for repair of
the Jail doors. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
GULF TO BAY HIGHWAY
Tim Stein, appeared before
L-in- E:.-sid i.t ,h i.i -it r,'* ,,on-
to-Ba: HJubr.,o i ,-dl h-e- Or.
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Telephone No. 850/229-8261.
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE
Frank Pate
Mayor-Commissioner
Publish in 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 18th 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 consider for final adoption
an Ordinance with the follow-
ing title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
SECTION 123 OF THE CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE; CHANGING THE DATE
OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS;
SETTING RUNOFF DATES;
DESIGNATING POLLING
PLACES FOR CITY ELECTIONS;
PROVIDING FOR EXTENSION
OF CERTAIN TERMS FOR
SITTING COMMISSIONERS;
PROVIDING FOR DATES FOR
BEING SWORN INTO OFFICE;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ALL ORDINANCE OR PORTIONS
OF THE CHARTER IN CONFLICT
THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are
invited to attend and be heard.
Copies of said Ordinance are
on file at the office of the City
Clerk and may be inspected by
the public during normal work-
ing hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE
CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA
BY:
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest:
Clerk
Publish : April 6, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at
its meeting on the 18th 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 consider for final adoption
an Ordinance with the follow-
ing title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
SECTION 2-29 OFTHE CODE OF
ORDINANCES OF THE .CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE PROVIDING FOR
CHANGES IN RUNOFF DATES;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ALL ORDINANCE OR PORTIONS
OF THE CHARTER IN CONFLICT
THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING


He stated that the residents are
concerned about the new bridge
over Wetappo Creek blocking
their vessels. Mr. Stein recom-
mended that the Board check
with P.B.S.& J., and rescind
the previous vote to accept this
corridor if it crosses Wetappo
Creek. Commissioner Williams
discussed the impact this project
will have on the citizens. Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
allow Mr. Stein an additional six
minutes. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
Steve Norris, Northwest Florida
Transportation Corridor Author-
ity representative, appeared and
discussed that he has met with
Mr. Stein and Rosemary Woods
of P.B.S. & J. He discussed that
P.B.S. & J. has included pro-
posed routes to the West and
to the East, but "B" is still the
preferred corridor. Mr. Norris
stated that there will be a public
hearing on November. 28th, at
6:00 p.m., E.T. at the Centen-
nial Building regarding the Gulf
Coast Parkway. Commissioner
Traylor discussed that the less
impact the corridor has on this
community the better the Board
will pledge that this will not in-
terfere with the economic impact
or the community itself.
COUNTY WIDE VOTING
Marion Hough, of White
City, appeared before the Board
and discussed the costs that
will be incurred in changing to
County Wide voting from single-
member district voting. Ms.
Hough requested the letter she
presented to the Board be read
and placed in the record and the
Board motion to table this issue
until the County has the funds
for this law suit. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to extend the
time an additional three min-
utes. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
MOVING OF SAND
Marion Hough, of White
City, appeared before the Board
and discussed the cost of mov-
ing the sand at Cape San Bias.
Ms. Hough requested the Board
consider not using taxpayer dol-
lars to enhance the beaches in
the Cape San Bias area. She
also requested the letter she pre-
sented to the Board be placed in
the record.
BEACH RENOURISHMENT
Steve Conroy appeared be-
fore the Board and thanked
them for holding the workshop,
and taking the time to listen to
the concerned residents at the
Cape. He stated that he is a res-
ident of Cape San Bias (with a
Mortgage Company at Simmons
Bayou), and the hurricanes have
impacted them personally. Mr.
Conroy discussed that there is
an economic study approved by
Tourist Development and that
the beaches have a huge impact
on the economy of the County
and on the tax generated reve-
nue. He challenged the Board to
keep an open mind on this issue
because if they re-nourish the
beaches the tourists will come
to this area.
Susan Wright appeared
before the Board and thanked
them for the effort to move for-
ward on this project. She stated
that she is the President of Bar-
rier Dunes Homeowners Asso-
ciation, and is on the St. Joseph
Peninsula Beach Advisory Com-
mittee. Mrs. Wright stated there
are other beaches to enjoy, but
they are not the same as Gulf
County beaches. She discussed
the community needs to pull
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FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are
invited to attend and be heard.
Copies of said Ordinance are
on file at the office of the City}
Clerk and may be inspected by
the public during normal work-
ing hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE
CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY:
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest:
Clerk
Publish : April 6, 2006

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
BID #0506-20
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following:
One (1) new Backhoe Loader
with Clam Bucket
Specifications may be
obtained from the Office of the
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port Sl. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford at
(850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the enve-
lope YOUR COMPANY NAME,
that this is a SEALED BID, the
BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted
to the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456, by 5:00
p.m., E.T., on Friday,. April
14, 2006.
Bids will be opened at this
same location on Monday, April
17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
received.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CARMEN L. MCLEMORE,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
Publish: April 6 & 13, 2006
Ad #2006-039

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
COASTAL TOWING AND
ROADSIDE SERVICE, INC. gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles
on 04/14/2006, on 09:00 a.m.
ET at 8082 W. Hwy 98, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes, COASTAL TOWING
AND ROADSIDE SERVICE, INC.
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.
1988 Ford
#1FAPP9195JT193182
1991 Ford
#2FACP72G7MX153788
1995 Nissan
# 1N4BU31D15C230590
Publish April 6 & 13, 2006

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
ADMINISTRATION SERVICES
PROPOSAL #0506-21

Gulf County hereby
requests proposals from quali-


Cape on the Gulf side. He dis-
cussed that the erosion problem
needs to be corrected because
the property values will increase
after the beaches are re-nour-
ished. Mr. Perkins stated that
the renourishment would help
the homeowners that are los-
ing their homes, and would also
help increase rentals, bed tax,
and the property tax values. He
also stated that everyone in this
County would benefit from the
renourishment of the beaches.
Jill Davis, owner of Scallop
Cove at Cape San Bias, appeared
before the Board and discussed
that their customers (as well as
themselves) are supportive of
the beach renourishment, but.
concerned about the cost of this
project. Mrs. Davis requested
the Board rescind the previ-
ous motion on the M.S.T.U.s
to avoid devastation in the next
several hurricane seasons.
Anne Anderson appeared
before the Board and thanked
the Commissioners for their
support of the beach restora-
tion initiative, and for holding'
the workshop on this issue.
She discussed that she strongly
supports the beach restoration
project because it preserves the
beauty of the beach, preserves
the beach for recreational op-
portunities, and also enhances
the economy for the County. Ms.
Anderson requested the support
of the Board for the M.S.T.U.s
before the end of the year.
Rex Anderson appeared be-
fore the Board to discuss that he
supports "the beach renourish-
ment. He stated that the beach-
es of Cape San Blas impact the
economy and property values in
the entire County.
Ray Golz, of 229 White
Sands Drive, appeared before
the Board and discussed that
erosion is still a problem in the
Cape San Blas area. Mr. Golz
discussed that beach renourish-
ment is a large revenue source
for the County. He also stated
that $600,000,000.00 is the val-
ue of the property at the Cape
where the project is planned
and it will also be a great re-
source for the County. Mr. Golz
discussed that the M.S.T.U.s
are not the leading source of
funding for this project, they
are the backup funding. He
also stated that once all of the
other funding is in place, only'
the difference would be collected
as through M.S.T.U.s. Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
extend the time an additional
three minutes. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,


fled individuals or firms to pro-
vide one or more of the fol-
lowing services; Administration
services or Engineering services
for a $638,500.00 FFY 2006
Florida Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant
(CDBG) contract #06DB-89-09-
32-01-N35.
Additional information con-
cerning the proposed services
being requested and the ranking
criteria to be used to evaluate
the proposals may be obtained
from The Clerk of Court, Room
148, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
Gulf County, Florida, telephone
(850) 229-6113.
Sealed Proposals must be
received by 5:00 p.m. on April
28, 2006 at the Gulf Count}y
Clerk's Office, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
RFP's will be opened on Monday,
May 1, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the
same location.
GULF COUNTY SUPPORTS
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYMENT, FAIR HOUSING
AND HANDICAP ACCESS
JURISDICTION.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE,
CHAIRMAN
Publish : April 6 & 13, 2006
Ad # 2006-041

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Storage Units Highway 22,
Wewahitchka, FL #63 Angie
Dykes, #17 Margaret Hightower
will be open April 7 and mer-
chandise removed if rent not
brought up to date.
Publish April 6 & 13, 2006

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

IN RE:
Estate of Glen Edward Ricks,
Deceased
Case No. 06-14PR

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of GLEN EDWARD RICKS,
deceased, File Number 2006-PR,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
names and addressees of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
descendant's estate, include
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom
a copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 20 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, included
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their


and it passed unanimously (4-
0). Mr. Golz stated that most of
the voters and the homesteaders
are on the Bay side, and if they
are exempt the tax burden will
be put on non-residents that do
not have a voice in this issue. '
Ron Westmark appeared
before the Board and requested
that the handout he presented
to the Board be placed in the
record. Mr. Westmark inquired
of the audience as to who wants
beach rendurishment and the
M.S.T.U.s. He stated that it is
beach front owners, T.D.C.,
F.D.E.P., Local, State and Na-
tional Lobbyists, and the lo-
cal businesses. Mr. Westmark
stated that these individuals
want the M.S.T.U.s, they want
the beach re-nourished, they
want the Board to reverse the
previous decision not to ap-
prove M.S.T.U.s, to give them
a blank check endorsed, and
that they want to impose this
tax on all the property owners
of the Cape community North
of the Stumphole. Mr. West-
mark stated that if you choose
to build on the ocean front you
are taking a risk. Commissioner
Williams motioned to extend Mr.
Westmark's time by an addition-
al three minutes. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0). Mr. Westmark stated beach
renourishment could lock this
community into an expensive
cycle of replenishing the sand
as it washes away but, erosion
is going to continue.
Dan Henry appeared before
the Board and discussed .that
he had never heard about the
beach restoration project, he
only heard about being taxed.
He discussed that everyone has
nbt been informed about the
B.A.C. meetings that have been
held on beach renourishment.
, Mr. Henry stated that there are
people in his neighborhood that
are not able to pay additional
taxes. Commissioner Williams
motioned to extend the time an
additional three minutes. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
Laura Eiler appeared before
the Board and discussed that if
the County loses another year,
we could lose Representative
Bense and the F.T.P. funding
which is up to fifty percent. She
also stated that, in the end, the
Board is the one that decides
who pays and if the M.S.T.U.
passes or not, and the voters
will decide on the bond issue.
Commissioner Traylor motioned


claims with this Court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is April 6, 2006.
CHRIS RICKS,
Personal Representative
1304 Connecticut Ave.
Lynn Haven, FL 32444

ALISA W. JAMES, ESQ.
Attorney for Personal
Representative
941 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 913-08669
Florida Bar No. 0355496
Publish April 6 & 13, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at
its meeting on the 18th 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 consider for final adoption
an Ordinance with the follow-
ing title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
SECTION 2-28 (ORDINANCE
NO. 201) THE CODE OF
ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE CHANGING THE
TIME FOR QUALIFYING FOR
ANY MUNICIPAL ELECTION;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ALL ORDINANCE OR PORTIONS
OF THE CHARTER IN CONFLICT
THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are
invited to attend and be heard.
Copies of said Ordinance are
on file at the office of the City
Clerk and may be inspected by
the public during normal work-
ing hours.

CITY COMMISSION OF THE
CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY:Mayor-Commissioner
Attest:
Clerk
Publish : April 6, 2006

INVITATION TO BID
Property and landscape
maintenance contractors are
invited to submit bids to furnish
all labor, material, equipment
and supervision to maintain the
common grounds at Southgate
Subdivision located on Garrison
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Maintenance responsi-
bilities will include grass cut-
ting, weeding, trimming, debris
removal, landscape and irriga-
tion maintenance. Interested
contractors may contact Sandy
Reeves phone(850) 229-7261 for
a detailed Scope of Work and
contract qualificationd no later
than April 19, 2006. Bids shall
be submitted by via U.S. Mail to
Southgate Owner's Association,
P. 0. Box 1080, Port St. Joe,
FL 32457


to extend Mrs. Eiler's time by an
additional three minutes. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously ,(4-0). Ms. Eiler then
requested that the Board recon-
sider their previous decision not
to proceed with the M.S.T.U.
Betty McNeill appeared be-
fore the Board and discussed
that if the sand is going to come
from the lighthouse area she is
strongly against this project.
She also stated that she has res-
ervation from a historical stand
point on what dredging in cer-
tain areas will do. Mrs. McNeill
stated that the question that
needs to be considered is what
can we do to keep the storms
from taking the sand away as
soon as it is re-nourished. She
also stated that she is against
the sand being dredged in the
Cape area. Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to extend Mrs.
McNeill's time by an additional
three minutes. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0). Mrs. McNeill thanked the
Board for' the opportunity to
speak on this issue.
Dave Maddox appeared be-
fore the Board and presented
a Nautical Chart dated back to
1941, and a modern day chart
for comparison on how the Cape
-has eroded over the years. Mr.
Maddox stated that he is a third
generation Harbor Pilot and has
had many years of experience in
bringing the ships in and out of
the Harbor. He stated that the
shoals at Cape San Bias extend
quite a few miles out in the wa-
.ter and change constantly. He
also stated that the shoals form
a barrier from the Southeast
and East that comes around
the Cape and washes down the
Peninsula. Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to extend Mr.
Maddox's time by an additional
three minutes. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0). Mr. Maddox discussed that
if they are going to dredge they
need to get right off the beach
and not dredge the shoals. Com-
missioner Traylor inquired if Mr.
Maddox was for or against the
beach renourishment, and Mr.
Maddox stated he is only here to
report the damage it -will cause
by dredging the shoals.
The meeting did then recess
at 8:00 p.m.
The meeting did then recon-
vene at 8:10 p.m.
Will be continued


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Pillow top mattress set. plumbing & tools, new &oert UEWATER FIRST BAPTIST of Port St Healthcare
Real no fakes. New still in used parts, pipes & fittings FULL-TIME Receptionist/ Property gm BLUEWATER FIRST BAPTIST of Port St. NHC
D Is E plastic Ust $985 sell $299. up to 4in PVC, gas stove, Secretary needed for busy Receptionist OUTRIGGERS suniesfrom interested HOMECARE ,.,
850-528-1422 water heater, & a gas medical billing office. Must Part time, on weekends. Needs an Inventory sons for the full time posi- Quality Care
PETS & ANIMALS MERCHANDISE lB space heater, to much to have good communication Computer, software and Manager. Must be expe- tion of Children's Minister. Is Our Business
21 0- Pet 3 -Atiu-- a list. selling cheap. See it at skills, be well organized people skills required. rienced in operating Bring resume by church FT RN/Dlrector *of.
2100- Pets 310 Antiques 0 664 Maddox St, Oak and able to multi-tasks. Call 229-6031 computer software, office, 102 3rd St., Port St. Nursing PORT ST. JOB
2110- Pets: Free to 3110 Appliances | 3230Grove, Port St Joe. Computer. skills a plus. have experience in in- Joe or call 850-227-1552 HOMECARE is a busy
Good Home 3120 Arts & Crafts 1017 WOODWARD AVE. 9am-3pm, Fri & Sat of Please submit resume to Driver ventory management, or for more information. A job Medicare agency, seei'
2120- Pet Supplies 310 Autions Fri, April 7, 8am-5pm & each week. 402 Reid Avenue, Port St. DRIVER TRAINEES STRONG desire to description is available, ing a qualified RN/DON
2130- Farm Animals/ 3140- Buildingby applies Sat. April 8, 8am-1pm. Be- Joe, FL 32456. NEEDED NOWI No expe- learn. Buying experi- Resumes will be accepted who wishes to join a
2140 Pets/Livestock 310 Building ess ge La-Z-Boy chair, book- ROGUE RIVER CANOE rience required. Werner ence would also be until April 21,2006. "team that makes a dif-
Wanted Equipment cases, shelves, yard furn, 15.7 FT and paddles used Enterprises has immediate helpful. Sportswear ference" Homecare, 6o
3170 Collectibles and other wood items twice $300 Firm/ Magna Administrative openings for entry-level and/or fishing/marine clinical supervisory ey
3180 Computers Fishing tackle, Household Oasis mens 7 Spd bicycle Part Time Office Assistant semi drivers. Our avg. driv- supplies. Call 229-6031 General perience needed. Exce
3190 Electronics i< tems, Lawn furniture & like new $50 Call needed. Possibility for full ers earn more than $36k appt. Bring complete re- FULL TIME position avail- lent compensatidIo
3200 Firewood misc. items, 227-1804 850-227-4600 Serious in- time position. Great oppor- first year. 60% of our driv- sume. If a full time per- able must be able to multi- package including ben-
P 3220 Furniture 7911 Alabama Ave. quiries only. tunity with rapidly growing ers get home nightly/ son is not found, a part task. Apply at 848 Hwy 22, efits. Interested can;
21 320 Gunarage/Yard Sales at, April 8, 8am-'til company. Experience in weekly. 15-day CDL train- time person will be con- Wewahitchka FL dates may fax their
2100 3240- Gu Thingsto Ea t Joe Beach Fire Dept Steel Building MS Excel, Word and Out- ing available in your area. sidered. sume, Attn: GisI
3250-Good Things to Eat St Joe Beach Fire Dept. Steel Buildings ookCall today 1-866-280-5309 Ferland, Administrat
32Q60- Health,& Fitness. Semi-Annual 4 ONLY- 40x60, 50x80, municato &Organization General --. at 850-229-2725, or'ap-
3270 -Jewelry/Clothing Yard Salel 80x100, 100x250. MUST skills with the ability to Drivers General MAINTENANCE help ply locally at 418 Re
Dogs & Cats 3280 Machinery/ Yard Salen MOVE! Call Today- Selling multi task and work inde- WANTED FOR LOCAL EXPERIENCED SALES needed for busy Property Ave. Port St. Joe, Fl.
ogS a Equipment Rao in rS for the Balance. pendently a must. Looking COMPANY. Home every AGENT for established Management Company in EOE/DFWP '
For Sale? 3290 Medical Equipment Come join us for: 1-800-411-5869, Ext 116 pendentlya. night. 1 year ex. ean real estate office on Mexi- Port St. Joe. Applicants
3300- Miscellaneous Antique glass, china, crys- for a start in the work force night. 1 year ex. Clean real estate office on Mexi- Port St. Joe. Applicant
3310 Musicalnstruments tal, cookware, yard items, ---fo with a great team call MVR. Class A & B license. co Beach Call Parker Real- must have basic repair
M850-22 7- o ta s ho...te e $300 Sign- On -Bonus af- ty at 850-648-5777 or fax and handy man skills. J ...
3320- Plants & Shrubs/ tools, Easter decorations 850-227-2706 to schedule 90 Das. 769-9136. to 850-648-5779 Please submit resume to JOB NOTICE "
3330 Supplies andmanymore items. interview 317 Monument Avenue, The Gulf County Clerk 'f
330 Rsturan t Gotel See You There!! General General Port St. Joe, FL 32456. the Circuit Court is
S3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) Huge 4 family yard sale AUTO TECHNICIANS BLUEWATER Gulf County a ccuntant. Application
1805 Marvin Ave. Sat, 4/8 Come to the Fishing and OUTRIGGERS Board of County Generalmust be a CPA, CGFO
w e's Ra PSECURITY OFFICERS- A t a graduate from
o8ame-n? Clothing mens Hunting capital of the Needs. a Reel Repair mmiin r SECURITY OFFICERS-at a graduate from
Swomen'steen,s Children), world: Homer, Alaska. Top Person. Must be experi- Commissioners PORT ST.JOE. Class D Se- four-year accredited
3130 toys, books, exercise EMPLOYMENT wages paid for the ASE enced. Part time posi- Accepting applications for curity Guard License'req'd. lege or university witf.i&,
AUCTION! equip., collectables, hshld certified with 5+ years ex- tion. Call 229-6031 one full-time Maintenance Excellent pay & benefits. degree in accounting vi
AU~C T A IO items, luggage, multi 4100 Help Wanted perience. Live and work in Ill position for our Mainte- For info Call Captain is qualified for the
There are specific Flori- Fri. nite. April 7th game table, sports equip 4110 Restaurants/Clubs, Paradise. Send resume to: Generalk in For info Call Captain is qualified for then In
da Statutes applicable at 7pm EDT (bats, golf clubs, pool 4120 Sales/Telemarketing Paradise. Send resume to: General I a NG t S Tpsit i ext.216 ernmental accounting
to the sale of dogs and **Wade Clark** cues) linens (Barbi, & 4130-Employmentn Scrugs Automotive, 1180 LINE a NIGHT SHIF T position: preferred. extTh216nms Is a hccountin
C a ts w ith in th e s ta te o r A u c t i o n sP o h ) p lu s m u c h m o re nf o r a t o O c e a n D r., H o m e r, A K h o u rs w ill b e fro m 3 :3 0 prA Ke r e dT h sa
cats within the state or **Auctions** Pooh) pus much more. Information 99603. Fax: 907-235-1985 TECHNICIAN 12 midnight M-F. Starting r responsible position, Wl
transportated into the 314 Reid Ave. Port St KK: PORT ST. JOE 173 E or phone 907-235-1999. TRAINEE salary is $10.3548 per Professional ing under the general-
state for the purpose of Joe, 850-229-9282. Barbara Dr. Sat. 8-2, Furni- Gulf Coast Electric Coop- hour. This is a bargaining reaction of the finance 'l
selling. AB1239, AU1737, ture, tent, computer and r- 4100 erative will be accepting full benefits. Applications rector. Salary DOQ. u
Please research Flori- % Buyer's Premium. more. Lots of brand new Driver applications for two open- and a complete ob de- Resume may be subt
a e 8 (o-items. Rain Cancels Administrative ings for the position of Line scription are available j ted to:
da Statute 828.29 (Dogs rMEXICOB 1 Administrative ROUTE SALEs Technician Trainee our Human Resources Of- Gulf County Clerk's Office/
transported orXICO BEACH, 111 & AdmiMrs. Stratst iveton's Salads, Inc. through Monday, April 24, ice (1000 Cecil G. Costin, 1000 Cecil G. Costing, Sr.,
offered for sale; health ^ 113 N 38th st. Sat April Assistant is a manufacturing and 2006, at Workforce Center Sr Blvd Port St. Joe The r Blvd., Room 148
requirements; consumer 3220 8th, 8a-1p central time. Dedicated, enthusiastic, distribution company in of Florida, Mariner Plaz Bvd311), or Jat: The Henry & Rlla Port St. Joe 32456.
guarantee) before SOLID WOOD Entertain- Furniture, art, clothes, team player needed for the Grocery Industry. Due 625 Highway 231, Panama R oom 311), or at: White Foundation
you offer for sale a cat ment Center and matching kitchenware, linens, & busy Real Estate office. A to aggressive growth and City, FL. These openings overnmw.gufcounty a non-profit, human servic-
or dog. end table by Rkadia. Very misc smile and strong computer expansion, we have an are in our Southport Office. Applications will be es organization headquar- Professional
high quality! Must see. I SATURDAY APRIL 8th skills required. Email re- opening for an experi- are in our Southport Office Applicationswill be ac- tred n Tallahassees ASSISTANT
can email photos, $900 from 8 pm. GarageSe sume to: enced Route Sales Person Job Specifications or Line pted unt Ail 14 200t seekaplint for the PROJECT
850-769-5167. 7008 Georgia Ave St. Joe fih bogte or a route in the Panama Technician Trainee posi- t onA following positions for our
Beach.5RainGorgiAeS. cost.com City area. Growth et nft County Human
Classified Advertising works Beach. Rain or shine ostcom ity area. Growth opportu- tion are as follows: Re- Resources Office. For juvenile justice program in MANAGER
Sat eistablishdquire High School Gradu- more information, please Gulf and surrounding coun-
hard ...filling the employment YARD SALE 1907 Cypress Administrative brands with existing and ate/Equivalent. Require contact Human Resources ties: St Joe Towns & Resorts
SAve. SAT. 4/8 8:00am-? FULL-TIME Receptionist & new customers. Right per- one year experience as a Director Denise Manuel 'at has been recognized, T
needs of area business firms, Misc household items, Reservationists needed for son has a good driving Meter Reader, ground (850 2295335. Gulf Case Managers provide the nation's premier deV'
hepn eol t* o meet hei great buys & more. busy Property Manage- record, a High School di- Technician, or Right-of- County enforces a collateral contact and link- oper of resort and residef.
helping people to meet their ment Company in Port St. ploma or equivalent expe- Way Helper with above Drug-Free Worklace Poll ages w/agencies, schools tial communities. The *^
I^^ J~ t- ^ W tn~f ^ Joe. Must have good com- nrience. Class B CDL re- satisfactory performance caand ks anEmanimtoreb and other community ser- Joe mission is to plan-;*$
prospective employers, helping | lmunication skills; be well quired. Excellent opportu- appraisals. Prefer 2 years tuny/ ffrmative Acon vices. 4-5 years experi- velop, build, and ope
pospe buy o yers1 ,! hein g I 3270 I organized and able to mul- nity with great benefits! experience in electric line Employer ence working with adoles- master-planned residential
people buy and sell all kinds of PROM DRESS size 16, ti- tasks. Computer skills a Mail resume to: HR Man- construction as a line tech- per cents and or a BA/BS in and resort communities,
beautiful black lace over plus. Please submit re- ager, Mrs. Stratton's nician trainee. Require human services field with by offering real estate ser-
goods and services, and much white, strapless, floor sume to 317 Monument Salads, Inc., RO. Box ability to acquire an excel- General one year experience work- vices to a broad spectrum
mnore! Nothin works harder length, bought at Dillards, Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 190187, Birmingham, AL lent -knowledge of Gulf RESIDENTIAL ing with adolescents and of customers. Currently,
more! No ing works arder -never worn, $75, 639-2344 32456. 35219-0187 Fax: Coast Electric Coopera- SALES ability to work as a mem- St. Joe Towns & Resorts-s
than the Classifieds! 747-5020 s, ;a, 205-940-9658. tive's policies and proce- You'll work with ber of a team, required. seeking an Assistant P 6}
thanthe lassfies! 77-500tW
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tiser to insure correctness., The newspaper will as-
sume correctness at the time of the read-back proce-
dure unless otherwise informed. jATOOTV

$500 POLICE IM-
Please POUNDS! Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshall
V and IRS sales!
Cars/Trucks/SUV's/ Toyo-
your ad ta's/Honda's/Chevy's/ &
Morel For Listings, Call
1-800-298-5414 Ext C171
Advertisers are requested to check the advertise-
ment on the first insertion for correctness. Errors
should be reported immediately. W17 7 -
The News Herald will not be responsible for more ANGEL DUSTERS, Home,
than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for Office, Commercial, Exe
any error in advertisements to a greater extent than ref, Lic, reasonable rates,
the cost of the space occupied by the error. call Susan 850-227-4710
OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
Any copy change, during ordered schedule consti- INC cleaning service. Resi-
tutes a new ad and new charges, dential, vacation rental.
Pressure washing. Call
The News Herald DOES NOT guarantee position of 229-1654. Leave message.
ANY ad under any classification. E1111111


MOWING-
Cost Cutters
Lawn Service Great rates,
reliable quality lawn care
Long term budget plans.
Call Art today for estimate
office 850-648-5934 cell
906- 748-2688 email:
Ziggy(gtcom.net




BANK FORECLOSURES
Homes from $10,000 1-3
bedrooms available. HUD,
Repos, REO, etc. These
homes must sell. For List-
ings. Call 1-800-298-5507
Ext. H171


Administrative
ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
Get a head-start on your
career today! St Joe cur-
rently has 2 openings for
administrative assistants to
provide admin support in
Port St Joe. Qualified can-
didates must have 2-3
years admin experience
and proficiency in MS Ex-
cel, MS Word and MS Out-
look is required. Opportu-
nity to advance is likely
with the right initiative.
Must be a team-player,
professional and very de-
tail-oriented. We offer
great pay and an excellent
benefits package.
Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952, email to re-
becca.standige@joe.com
or visit careers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required


uues,. RnL uire tIe aUiiLy
to learn the operations and
maintenance of switching
sectionalizing equipment;
the installation of trans-
formers, wiring of trans-
former banks, regulators,
capacitors; the REA speci-
fications, National Electri-
cal Code and National
Electrical Safety Code. Re-
quire ability to learn to
read and interpret staking
sheets. Require ability to
learn the cooperative's
electrical and mechanical
tagging and other num-
bering systems, the layout
of electrical transmission
and distribution lines. Re-
quire the successful pass
of Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative's employment
entrance examination and
drug screen. Require the
ability to have and main-
tain a valid Florida com-
mercial driver's license
and DOT certification. Re-
quire excellent verbal and
interpersonal skills to ef-
fectively interact with mem-
bers; flexibility to work var-
ied hours.,
Equal Opportunity
Employer


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


Administrative Assistant
will be responsible for daily
administrative support to
the case managers and
Program Director. HS di-
ploma with at least 3-5
years of secretarial expe-
rience and strong comput-
er skills or a bachelor's de-
gree from an accredited
univeristy and at least 2-3
years of progressively
higher clerical/secretarial
experience with strong
computer skills. Strong or-
ganizational skills and abili-
ty to work as a team mem-
ber required.
Competitive benefits pack-
age to include 401(k). Fa-
vorable background
screening, drug/ alcohol
screening, valid driver's li-
cense with dependable
transportation and current
insurance coverage is a
must. Interested applicants
should MAIL a cover letter
and resume to: The White
Foundation 2833 Rem-
ington Green Circle Talla-
hassee, FL 32308, FAX:
850-385-8922 or EMAIL:
falarcon@hrwhite.org


Joe area. The APM will
manage all elements -of
business planning, enrtile-
ments, planning, design
and construction of resort
residential communities
General knowledge of
project management, feat
sibility analysis, and cost
benefit analysis are essan-
tial. Must have excelleh
communication and
multi-tasking skills. Min-i
mum 4 year degree and 5
years of combined techniA
cal training and relate.
project management expel
rience required. Engineer-
ing or construction educa.
tion preferred. Balo
knowledge of Auto CAD
and MS Project a plubi
We offer great pay and ar{
excellent benefits pack-
age.
Please fax your resume Itd
850-229-7952, email to rol
becca.standige(Sjoe.co n
or visit careersjoe.com t
submit an online applical
tion & resume
Equal Opportunity En A
player Pre-Employmeunti
Drug Screening RequlrdW'


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4100
Professional
CLOSING
COORDINATOR

Do not miss out on this op-
portunity to work for one of
Florida's best employers!
WindMark Beach Sales
Center in Port St Joe has
an immediate opening for
a Closing Coordinator. In-
dividual should have previ-
ous real estate closing and
title work experience. At-
tention to detail and the
ability to handle multiple
tasks in a fast-paced envi-
ronment required. We offer
great pay and an excellent
benefits package.

Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
rebecca.standige)joe.
corn or visit careers.joe.
com to submit an online
application & resume.
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employment
Drug Screening Required

Professional
DEVELOPMENT
MANAGER

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

Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952, email to re-
becca.standige@joe.com
or visit careers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employment
Drug Screening Required

Professional
MARKETING
MANAGER

As one of Florida's largest
real estate operating com-
panies and the state's larg-
est private landowner, St.
Joe Towns & Resorts has
established a track record
of developing memorable
places of exceptional qual-
ity. Currenily ,.e have an,
exciting opponunity in our
Northwest Florida Division
for an experienced Market-
ing Manager who is a
self-starter, has' great or-
ganizational and leader-
ship skills.

The Marketing Manager
will be responsible for stra-
tegic planning of market-
ing initiatives for new com-
munities in the Port St Joe
region, manage compre-
hensive marketing cam-
paigns, direct ad and pub-
lic relations agencies and
conduct market research.
In addition, will create,
manage and maintain mar-
keting plans and budgets;
oversee an internal
database to maximize con-
sumer market segmenta-
tion; establish and man-
age interactive presence
and -special events.

Qualified candidates will
have a minimum of seven
years of marketing experi-
ence, a minimum of three
years of market research
experience and a Bache-
lors degree in Marketing,
Communications or relat-
ed field. Excellent commu-
nication skills to include
oral, written and public
speaking are required, as
is the ability to establish
priorities and manage mul-
tiple tasks within a finite
amount of time. We offer
great pay and an excellent
benefits package.

Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952, email to re-
becca.standige(joe.com
or visit careers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.
S'Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required


4100
General
SERVICE TECHNICIAN &
HVAC Installer needed im-
mediately for HVAC &
commercial refrigeration,
top pay, insurance bene-
fits, call Emerson Cooling
& Heating, 229-9400

Professional
CONSTRUCTION SU-
PERINTENDENT for 10yr
Saber contract at Tyndall
Airforce Base. Must have
min. 10yrs experience in
commercial construction.
Job requires schedule up-
dating and managing mul-
tiple projects concurrently.
Fax resume to
850-286-5543

Professional
PLANNER
CITY OF
MARIANNA
FLORIDA
Professional position with
work in community plan-
ning, research, design and
grant writing. Involves ad-
ministrative technical work;
provides support with re-
search projects, regula-
tions, zoning activities, de-
velopment review, vari-
ances; & other duties. Can-
didate will possess degree
in planning or related field;
2yrs public planning experi-
ence or masters degree in
planning and lyr. in. public
planning; AICP certification
preferred. Must possess
valid FDL. Benefit pack-
age. Resume to: City of
Marianna, PO Box 936,
Marianna, Florida 32447 or
email: admin@
cityofmarianna.com
Position closes 04/15/06.
EOE/DFWP

Professional
WATER TECHNICIAN-
Gulf Electric Cooperative
presently has a Water
Technician position open-
ing. Applications will be
accepted until Mon., April.
24, 2006 at the Work Force
Center, 625 Hwy 231, Pan-
ama City, FL. Minimum job
specifications for this posi-
tion are as follows: Re-
quires High School Diplo-
ma or GED. Require a min-
imum of 2 years experi-
ence as a Water Techhi-.
cian or related field. Re-
quire an excellent working
knowledge of the opera-
tion and maintenance of
sectionalizing water equip-
ment. Required the ability
to learn to read and inter-
pret staking sheets and
water construction assem-
blies. Requires the satis-
factory passing of GCEC's
employment entrance ex-
amination and drug
screening, the ability to
have and maintian a valid
Florida commercial driver's
license and DOT certifica-
tion. Requires excellent
verbal and interpersonal
skills to effectively interact
with members. Requires
the flexibility to work varied
hours. Prefer previous ex-
perience in the wastewater
utility industry. GCEC is
ans Equal Opportunity
Employer.

Sales








Sales and
Service Agent
GT Com, a total com-
munications company
provider in Northwest
Florida, has immediate
opening for) a qualified
Customer Sales and
Service Representative
in their Port St. Joe,
Florida call center. Suc-
cessful candidate will be
an outgoing self-starter
with excellent communi-
cation and customer
service skills and the
ability to work in a faced
paced, team environ-
ment. Inside sales expe-
rience a plus.

We offer a competitive
salary and benefits
package including
401K. Starting pay
$10.05 an hour plus
commission. Respond
in confidence, via mall,
fax, or email.

Susan Machemer Hu-
man Resources Manger
GTCom
Re. Box 220
Port St.Joe, Florida
32457
smachemer@fairpoint.com
FAX: 850-229-8689
EOE/MFDV


Circulation Sales Manager

The News Herald, Panama City, Florida, is seeking an
experienced circulation sales manager to plan home
delivery sales strategies, coordinate distributor per-
formance, develop retail sales, sell sponsored news-
papers, and manage telemarketing and kiosk sales.
The successful candidate must have a minimum of
three years sales experience, excellent written and
verbal skills, strong PC skills and be able to work well
independently and within a team.

The News Herald offers a competitive benefit pack-
age including 401 (k), health, dental, and vision insur-
ance, LTD, life and AD&D, paid vacation and sick
leave, etc., along with the opportunity to live along
"The World's Most Beautiful Beaches."

' Please e-mail your resume to mmiller@pcnh.com
or mail to Mike Miller, Circulation Director,
The News Herald, R 0. Box 1940
Panama City, FL 32402.

THE
NEWS HERALD
You may apply online at
www.emeraldcoast.com/employ_app
Drug-free workplace, EOE


Medical
EXCELLENT OPPORTU-
NITY An Immediate Open-
ing for a North Ft. Worth
Texas Family Practitioner
Contact Priscilla Porras @
817-870-1035.
Professional
RECEPTIONIST/ RESER-
VATIONIST for estab-
lished real estate office on
Mexico Beach, Computer
exp req'd, Some weekend
duty, and public relations
exp. a plus Call Parker Re-
alty at 850-648-5777 or fax
850-648-5779
Trades

BYBMTEMBUOAJ
Southeast
Now Hiring:
-HVAC Service Techs.
-Journeyman Plumbers
-Pipe Welders/Fitters
-Sheetmetal Mechanics
-Helpers

> Competitive Pay
> Profit Sharing
> 401K
> Medical & Dental
> Vacation and Holidays
> Safety Oriented Corn
pany and more

Apply in person 8am til
2pm Mon-Thur. or email
resume to
csusasoutheast.com

115 Southgate Road
Dothan, Alabama 36301
888-345-8450
or
435 Corday Street
Pensacola, Florida 32503
866-324-4999
www.comfortsystemsusa.
com
EOE/DFWP

Trades
COMMERCIAL
ELECTRICIANS & AP-
PRENTICES Needed
for immediate hire. Proj-
ect at Tyndall AFB, Fax
resume 850-243-1558 or
email to:
kwestbrooka)
henderson
electric.com

Trades
ELECTRICIANS, NEEDED
for Electrical Contractor.
Must have min. 3 yrs exp
for a large comm'l project.
Top pay and benefits in-
cluding health insurance
are available. DFWP/EOE
call 800-330-9531
Trades
EMPLOYMENT OPPOR-
TUNITY IN SOUTH FLOR-
IDA! Land Based Deep in-
jection well contractor has
the following opening: Ce-
menting Supervisor. Duties
and Responsibilities: Co-
ordinates and oversees
cementing service line
work at the well site. Pro-
vides the planning neces-
sary for the job by provid-
ing instructions to the crew
and equipment used. Di-
rects the activities of the
crew during the rigging up
an rigging down at a loca-
tion. Coordinates the clean
up, repair, and preparation
of equipment for the next
job. Top pay plus benefits,
vehicle allowance reloca-
tion expense. Fax resume
239-489-4545 or contact
Dan at 239-489-4444.
MUST-PASS TEST. PHYSI-
CAL & DRUG TEST. Drug
Free Workplace
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.

Trades
MASONRY
COMPANY in
SUNNY
FLORIDA
Plasters
Lathers
Labors
Brick masons
Block masons
Year round employ-
ment. Experienced Only
Call 850-236-6581 OR
FAX EMPLOYMENT
INFO. 850-236-5448

Trades
MASONRY
COMPANY in
SUNNY
FLORIDA
Plasters
Lathers
Labors
Brick masons
Block masons
Year round employ-
ment. Experienced Only
Call 850-236-6581 OR
FAX EMPLOYMENT
INFO. 850-236-5448

Trades
PLUMBERS
ARE NEEDED!
ROYAL FLUSH PLUMBING


in Panama City and Port
St. Joe is Now Hiring Con-
struction Plumbers. Salary
DOE. Benefits include paid
sick and holiday leave, a
journeyman's training pro-
gram and health benefits.
Please apply in person at
1736 Bayview Ave., or call
850-227-1210.
WHY GAMBLE WITH
ANYONE ELSEII


Hospitality
HOUSEKEEPER, part
time, Some weekends re-
quired, Coombs House Inn
Apalachicola 850.653.9199
Trades
PAINTERS & Exper
SPRAYER Needed, full
time, long term project, in
Mexico Beach/Port St Joe
area, pay DOE, call Seana
850-685-9142.
Trades
The Gulf County
Board of County
Commissioners
Accepting applications for
one full-time Landfill Spot-
ter position for Five Points
Landfill. Starting salary is
$10.3548 per hour. This is
a bargaining unit (Union)
position with full benefits.
Applications and a com-
plete job description are
available in our Human Re-
sources Office (1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Room 311), or at
www.gulfcounty
Qovernment.com

Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T.
on April 14, 2006 at the
Gulf County Human Re-
sources Office. For more
information, please con-
tact Human Resources Di-
rector Denise Manuel at
(850) 229-5335.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Poli-
cy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer.
Trades
YOUNGQUIST BROTH-
ERS, INC. Excellent Job
Opportunity in South Flori-
dal Positions Available:
*Drillers -Derricks -Floor
Hands Excellent benefits
package available after 90
days. Fax resume
239-489-4545 or contact
Dan at 239-489-4444.
MUST PASS PHYSICAL &
DRUG TEST Drug Free
Workplace


4110
Loggerhead Grill
Now hiring Exp line Cooks
& Sous Chef, Salary DOE
Dockside Cafe
Now hiring all positions,
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer. Medical, Dental, &
Vision benefits available
Call 850-625-5561
NOW HIRING SERVERS
Amanda's BIstro, Apply in
person, between 2-4pm.
2904 Hwy 98, Mexico Bch
850-648-5102



EARN UP TO $550 Week-
ly Working through the
government. Part-time, no
experience needed. Call
today! 1-800-488-2921 ask
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account information out
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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT]
6100 Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
0120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condfo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals





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


MINI STORAGE


In Port St. Joe


814-7400


America's

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

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


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141 Commerce Drive
New Covered Boat and RV
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$50.00 per month -
Non Covered Slip
New Facility Gated 24
Hour Access Location!
Location! 112 mile from
beach, public boat ramp
Off Hwy 98 Behind
Arizona Chemical New
Commerce Park 3.5
Acres easy Access,
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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE on Reid Ave.,
2400SF, 2500/mo Call
850-227-7252




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




2 BR, 2.5 BA Townhouse,
LR, Kitchen, garage, 1 year
lease lots of back parking,
room for boat, 3 blks from
dock & Dtwn. Port St. Joe.
Ready Now! 850-229-6333


6140o |-
2 OR 3 BR/2BA, on Canal
St. Port ST. Joe Beach
$1300 per month. Call
850-227-5700
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 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.
AMBERJACK, Hiland
View, 2BR/1BA Water-
view, Job a must, Ref.
Req'd. 850-648-3091 or
770-719-8314
CAPE SAN BLAS, Bay
View home w/500' dock.
Walk to Beach Park.
3BR/2BA on St. Joe Bay,
nicely furn. or unfurn. CH/A
W/D large decks, covered
parking. Long term
$1595/mo or short term
avail. Call 227-1410
CAPE SAN BLAS, Bay
View home w/500' dock.
Walk to Beach Park.
3BR/2BA on St. Joe Bay,
nicely furn. or unfurn. CH/A
W/D large decks, covered
parking. Long term
$1495/mo or short term
avail. Call 227-1410
HOUSE For Rent, in Port
St. Joe, 3 br, 2 ba, extra lot
AC & heat, New paint &
carpet, $650 mo. $400 dep
2 BR, 1.5 BA, Nice Neigh-
borhood, AC/ heat, New
carpet, $580 mo., $400
dep. Call 850-227-3511.
IMMACULATE 3 BR, '2 BA
executive syle home with
beautiful gulf views. Call
227-5700
Nice 2bd/lba in Wewa.
$550 mo + dep. No Smok-
ing or pets.Call 850
229-8985.




SHARE MEXICO BEACH
COTTAGE, 3BR/1.5 BA,
Walk to Beach. Quiet
neighborhood. Must be
mature and responsible.
$500/mo. 850-681-8828


6170
3 BR 2 BA 11/2 blocks to
beach, deck & 2 large
storage buildings, 242
Court St, $700mo call Sally
850-899-4175
VERY NICE 3 BR, 2 BA
dble wide on V2 acre lot.
$900 per month call
850-227-5700

/'.--


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


.REAL ESTA TE FOR SALE
7100 Homes
7110 Beach Home/
Property
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 Waterfront
7180 Investment
Property
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare
2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
REDUCED $215K negotia-
ble. 850-762-3252
www.forsalebyowner.com/
20589028


1 7100 .
BEACON HILL Cockles
Ave. 2br/lba mobile home
on 50x100 lot. Only 2 min.
walk to beach. Owner Mo-
tivated. Call Joan Lovelace
$269,000. 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-648-5767
BY OWNER appointment
only renter occupied bay
front Treasure Bay on Hwy
30C 5353 Sanbar Drive.
PSJ,Beach FL. 3 br, 2 ba
stilted house. $800k
850-622-0973
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Beacon Hill lot #4, rocked
driveway, $134,900. Lot
#6 double wide 3 br, 2 ba,
$169,900. Lot #8 rocked
driveway $134,900 or Buy
all 3 for $429,900. Call
850-647-3848 or 527-4164
HOWARD CREEK- 3 br, 2
ba Doublewide, on cleared
1/2 acre, new septic, new
well, new driveway, on
Doc Whitfield Rd., paved,
$79,900. 850-227-6624 or
227-3153





ST JOE BAY,101 Allen
Memorial, prime location,
1 house to Bay, facing
Centiniel Park, 4Br/3Ba,
split BR plan, Ig. living/
dining with separate family
room, sun room over-
looking large deck in very
private fenced backyard.
Easy to see, $549k 772-
285-7582 or 772-781-7229

WEWAHITCHKA
Beautiful 2br/1ba home sit-
uated on 1.13 acres. Close
to schools, shopping, &
great fishing. Listed at
$110K. Call 850-340-1213/
227-4183 Port Realty Inc




GULF FRONT COTTAGE
on great lot, Beacon Hill,
Happy Shack, 9111 Hwy
98, 2br/1ba, $895K, listed
fsbo.com, ID#79739, or
call 478-808-6834
MEXICO BEACH- 4th St.
3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv-
ing room w/vaulted ceiling.
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound
deck. 2 blocks from dedi-
cated beach. $349,900
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 507
Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile
home on corner lot.
Screened porch and deck.
Fenced in back yard.
$275,000. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 609
Georgia. 3br, 2ba on
75x112 -corner lot. Large
Florida room, screened
back porch. $275,000.
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH Gulf
View $399,900 3br 2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully
furnished, Beachside of 98
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH Gulf
View $399,900 3br 2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully
furnished, Beachside of 98
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH, 150ft to
quiet beaches. 2/1 cottage
"Second Heaven"; 3/2
"Beach Haven". Fishing
Mission Canal front deep
water covered slip. Call for
appointment or scheduled
open houses. March 26 &
April 2. with more to come.
Joy Holder,
850-527-0170
Anchor Real Estate
OVERSTREET, 3 br, 1 ba
on 2 acres, outside stor-
age. Near Wetappo Creek,
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar-
bara Dr. 3br/2ba brick
home on 2 lots near
schools, town. Fireplace in
family room, screened
porch. $335,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
ST. JOE BEACH Santa
Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire-
place, hot tub, 2 car gar-
age. $275,000. Joan Love-
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
ST. JOE BEACH,
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner
lot across from dedicated
beach. Florida room w/ un-
obstructed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or


800-239-4959




2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great possibilities for multi-
family, 183'. unobstructed
Bay View. City water/ sew-
er. currently a convenience
store with dell & COP li-
cense. PRICE REDUCED
$1,500,000. Call Joan
Lovelace (Cell 527-2560)
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800) 239-4959.


7[ 7120
2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great possibilities for multi-
family, 183ft. unobstructed
Bay View. City water &
sewer, currently a conven-
ience store with deli &
COP license.
PRICE REDUCED
$1,500,000.
Call Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800)
239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98
Residential or Commer-
cial- Density should allow
Duplex. Gulf view & Beach
access. $695,000. Joan
Lovelace, 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty or 800-239-4959


7130
.CAPE SAN BLAS 2 BR 2.5
BA Townhouse. Unob-
structed Gulf Views. End
unit. Per seller FEMA flood
insurance is available.
$595,000 Joan Lovelace,

Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 850-527-5260 or
800-239-4959
CARRABELLE RIVER,
Pirates Landing, Poolside.
New 1 br, 2 ba, Marina,
Restaurant, Dock, $425K.
Brokers 5%. 850-386-6678
THE VILLAGES OF PORT
ST JOE, 3br/3ba, fully fur-
nished, never been rented,
immaculate condition,
$1350mo 850-527-1436



2 ACRES IN Stone Mill
Creek in Wewah. Ready to
build or mobile home
ready. Asking $50,000. For
more information call
850-227-4074

APPROX
5.18 Acres
Can possibly be divided
into 1/2 acre lots, Over-
street area, Sunshine
Farms Subdivision
Call William Wittlngton
819-2004
ERA Neubauer RE
BAYFRONT SUBDIVI-
SION Prestigious Indian
Bay on Hwy 20, 25 min-
utes from Destin, Florida
beaches. 2 beautiful lots!
Corner lot 190x147,
$110K; Adjoining lot
128x190, $105K. Gazebo,
picnic area, boat dock.
Call 850-830-5885 or
850-225-4254
BEACON HILL/ TULLIP
AVE., cleared 50x110,
great price $132,500 Call
706-333-0159
CAPE PLANTATION LOT
across from air strip.
105x210. Asking $145,000
Call 229-8355.
GREAT DEVELOPMENT
Opportunity, 4.08 acres,
located in White City, with-
in one mile -.from inter-
coastal waterway, $450K,
call Marggie Raffield Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-7525
HOWARD'S CREEK,
Cleared 1/2 acre on paved
old Bay City Rd. High and
Dry, priced to sell 352-
622-7574 or 352-207-1950
INDIAN PASS: 1452 Indi-
an Pass Rd., gulf View.
Easy access to pool and
beach walkway. $345,000.
Joan Lovelace (850)
527-2560 Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (850)
648-5767.
ST JOE BCH, By Owner,
Lot on Nautilus, in Sea-
shores Sub, 80x1 50,
$260,000, Call 850-229-
9054
ST JOE Beach lot for sale,
ready to build, 3rd block,
high & dry. Septic, Power,
& water on cleared 75x150
lot, $180,000. 324 Ponce
Deleon. Realtors, I don't
need to list property.
850-647-6349
ST JOE BEACH Magnolia
Bluff Subdiv. 76x142 lot.
New Orleans style lighting,
ribbon curbing, brick entry,
flood zone X. $229,000.
Joan -Lovelace (850)
-527-2560 Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
'800-239-4959
ST. JOE BEACH Beacon
By The Sea. Vacant Lot.
Luxury retirement living.
Many amenities includ-
ed. $395,000. Joan Love-
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959.
ST. JOE BEACH Corona-
do St. 75x130 lot. 2nd
block from bch. $259,900
Seller Motivated. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, (850)
527-2560 or 800-239-4959

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


JOE.com I
Keyword: Land
1.866.JOE.LAND
(1.866.563.5263)

IF YOU DON'T KNOW
JOE,
YOU DON'T KNOW
FLORIDA


, STJOE'


S 7150
ST. JOE BEACH Magellan
St., 2nd block, 75x150 lot,
$259,900. By Owner, call
850-648-5052.


I AUTOMOTIVE, MARINE
| RECREATIONAL
8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140-Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170- Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
Supplies
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes
AMAZING VIEW Bayfront,
gulf access lots for $595k.
Call for more details
850-867-3540

FLORIDA
AUCTION:
2 Sales.April 23: 2pm
2br. Cottage Seacrest
Beach. 1,123sf, Sunset
Beach, gated community.
2br/2ba rental ready Gulf
frontage, community pool.
APRIL 23. 5pm:
2br Condo, Navarre'
Beach, 1,125sf, Emerald
Surf. 2br/2ba furnished,
rental ready, beach-front,
balcony, new decor,.
sleeps 6, good rental his-
tory. 10% buyer's premi-
um.
For information..
800-479-1763
FLAL#AU2049
John Dixon & Associates
www.johndixon.com


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




DODGE '85 pu. $350;
FORD '85 Bronco, 4wd,
$350; OLDS '95 88, $650;
697-8213
FORD '86 Mustang, new ti-
res, new convertible top,
runs good, $2600, 850-
227-5920
MAZDA '94 626 LX, runs
good, new tires, A/C, auto-
matic. Must sell $1500,
227-5920
Pontiac '05 Sunfire, 19,300
mi, still under factory war-
ranty, like new,. $10,000
229-8985

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


8130 -1
CHEVY 76 Silverado, 4
wheel drive, new tires, 3 in
lift with wentch, $2850,
527-5725
FORD 92 F250, 5 speed
4x4, $2500 obo. Chevy 96
Z71 extended cab, 4x4,
excellent condition, $7000
obo, 647-4047 or 227-5173


I-- 8140 '
1995 DODGE CARAVAN
,LE, Leather, PW/DL, Dolby
Sound, well maintained,
$2450. Call 229-8785.


8160
2002 HARLEY FX DYNA
WIDE GLIDE, Custom,
black, w/Red Ghost flame,
Extrasl Bags, Windsheild,
10k miles, Immacualatel.
$15,800. 850-229-9022.




1987 AQUA SPORT Cen-
ter console, 23ft, aluminum
float on trailer, 1997 175hp
Evinrude, & all electronics,
$7500obo. 1995 Hydro Cat
Deck Boat, 5.8L fuel in-
jected Volvo, excellent
condition, & trailer,
$11,000 obo, 2 Yamaha
Jet skis: 1997 Wave Ven-
ture 1100cc & 2003 Cruis-
er 4 stroke, double jet ski
trailer and equipment, ex-
cellent condition $7000
obo for pair. 647-4047 or
227-5173
MARAGE 1981 27' Sail-
boat performance cruiser,
steering wheel, roller furl-
ing, Yanmardiesel, $9,500
Call 404-218-0077


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Established 1938 0 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years






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Trade &.-srvice


Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100


to Find the right one
for the Job!


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete Refinishing
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
227-4369 ask for Dusty

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* Screen Rooms

* Aluminum Railing


TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
We now accept all major credit cards


Free estimates
Weed Round Up
Trimming, Fertilizing


Established 1991
Sprinkler Systems
Installed & Repaired


I Licensed and Insured



Cost Cutters


Lawn ServiceP

Cell (906)748-2688
I I

S Office (850)648-5934A

E-mail Ziggy@gtcom.net


LOCALLY OWNED AND '., C.***.
OPERATED BY MIKE MOCK .

CARPET CLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
24 HOUR WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S -CARS-TRUCKS-VANS
LICENSED AND INSURED
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL

( T F A N
229132


THE J. LESTER
COMPANY REAL
ESTATE APPRAISAL &


) CONSULTING SERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals

JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified Residential Appraiser
License#RD-0001087
Broker License#BK532115
"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A
QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
SFeasibiliv Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

850-639-4200
Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun,
Liberty, & Jackson Counties Specialty
Assignments State Wide


S5 STAR
S PAINT & COLLISION CENTRE'
MATTHEW SCOGGINS
Owner

(850) 229-STAR

FAX# (850) 227-9898 770 Hwy. 98
MV#41279 Port St. Joe, FL 32456







COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL
INSULATION DONE RIGHT EVERYTIME
FIBERGLASS BATTS BLOWN CELLULOSE WALLS & ATTIC
OFFICE CELL


ST. JOE
NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 First Street Port St. Joe

227-2112
"Beside
St. Joe Rent-All" _

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NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC

Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

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*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters






Hardwuood Flooring
Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers professional
services for anyone who wants their floor completed
properly and,' ith pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida
Licensed Insured References
Unmatched Quality and Value for your money
www.decorativeflooring.com


*Carports

* Florida Rooms


* Pool Enclosures

227-3628


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Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
I4 %W Opnt ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with

RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors
TRY IT TODAY!


CARPENTRY
PAINTING .
Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors Windows
Deck Maintenance
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 697-2668,..


rWESLEYS
ELECTRICAL
SERVICES
"Fast. Dependable Seniice
yo3l cii Irely oni for all our
Electrical needs.
Commercial Residential
Service Calls
Licensed, Bonded and Insured
Lic# ER13013246
(850) 639-2750
Cell (850) 814-5627 17764




CARPET AND UPHOLSTRY
STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
Stain Protection Available
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APPLIANCE REPAIR
SERVICE
Repair all major brands
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Work #227-5112 55

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Owned .


S Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest
Control
STermite Treaments Restaurant
*Motel ReaControl* Condomininums
* Household Pesti Control New Treament
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Specializing in Vocation Renfal Properties
[] FAMILY OWNED
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"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
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229-872


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180 Avenue C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671















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If we say we will be there, you can count on it!
Serving Mexico Beach, Port St Joe and the Cape ,
.4. Tom Bailey
205 Carolina Drive ,
Mexico Beach, FL 32456
Phone: 850-648-1251
Cell: 850-628-1252



Landscape Design &
Consultation Services:

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Florida Certified
Landscape Designer

850-927-4090,-
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Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA


By: Aaron Farnsley
With tax time approach-
ing, many people are inter-
ested in the taxation of their
investments and ways to
reduce their taxable income.
To reduce their taxes and
save for retirement people
often establish an Individual
Retirement Account (IRA).
The two most common types
of IRA's are the traditional IRA
and the Roth IRA. However,
many people do not know the
difference between these two
types of IRA's, and which one
Sis best for them.
The most common mis-
conception is that an IRA
must be established through
.-bank. This is not true. An
.IRA is a type of account and
can be funded with a wide
variety of investment vehi-
cles. For example, an IRA can
be funded with certificates of
*deposits, savings accounts,
stocks, bonds, mutual funds,
and even real estate invest-
ment trusts. However,- an
IRA cannot be funded with
collectibles.
.' Common characteristics
of both traditional and Roth
-.RA's are that distributions
prior to age 59 V2 have a 10%
penalty tax, and distributions
S -generally must begin by age
S70 '/2. There is an excep-
tion to the early withdrawal
penalty tax if you become dis-
abled and a $10,000 exemp-
tibn for first time home buy-
ers. Annual contributions to
both types of IRA's are lim-
ited to $4,000 ($4,500 if over
age 50) for tax year. 2005.
Contributions for both tradi-


tional and Roth IRA's can be
made for the prior tax year
until April 15th.
Contributions to a tradi-
tional IRA receive a current
tax deduction. For exam-
ple, if you earn $30,000 per
year and contribute $3,000
to a traditional IRA, your tax-
able income is reduced to
$27,000. All gains on this
account are tax-deferred.
This means you do not have
to pay taxes on the gains
each year. However, when
you begin withdrawals, the
entire amount withdrawn is
taxed as ordinary income.
Contributions to a Roth IRA


do not receive a current tax
deduction. However, all gains
are tax-free. Therefore, if you
contribute $3,000 to a Roth
IRA and it ultimately grows
to $8,000, there are no taxes
on any of the money when
withdrawn.
Are you eligible to make
an IRA contribution? The
answer to this question is dif-
ferent for a traditional and a
Roth IRA. The exact rules for
deductibility of contributions
are beyond the scope of this
article, but a brief overview
follows. If you file a joint
return and neither spouse
participates in an employer


sponsored retirement plan,
you will most likely be able
to establish a traditional IRA
and receive a current tax
deduction. If both you and
your spouse are participants
of a company sponsored
retirement plan, then the tax
deductibility of your contri-
bution begins to be reduced
.at an income of $70,000 and
is completely eliminated at
$80,000 (tax year 2005 fig-
ures are used for this article).
You can still make contribu-
tions to an IRA, and earnings
are tax-deferred, but no cur-
rent tax deduction is granted.
Regulations regarding Roth


IRA's are a little more lenient.
Even if you and your spouse
are participants in an employ-
er sponsored retirement plan,
a full contribution can be
made up to an adjusted gross
income of $150,000 and indi-
vidual filers with an adjust-
ed gross income of $95,000.
Roth contribution limits are
reduced to zero for singles
earning $110,000, and joint
filers earning $160,000.
You may now be ask-
ing, which one is best for
me? To answer this ques-
tion, you need to take into
consideration your current
tax bracket, your anticipated
tax bracket when you retire,
and the anticipated earnings
on your investments. As a
general rule, the longer you


have until retirement and
the greater your anticipated
earnings, the more beneficial
a Roth IRA will be. Generally
speaking, if you are closer to
retirement and have a rel-
ative high income, then a
traditional IRA would be of
greatest benefit. However, it
is important to consult your
tax advisor or financial plan-
ner to determine which type
of IRA will benefit you the
most.
Aaron Farnsley is a
Certified Financial Planner
and has a MBA from Florida
State University. For ques-
tions regarding this article,
or suggestions for topics of
future articles please e-mail
Aaron Farnsley or call him at
227-3336.


Keith L. Jones, CPA Named to FICPA Educational Foundation Board of Trustees


Keith L. "Duke" Jones,
CPA of Port Saint Joe has
been appointed to serve
as a trustee on the Florida
Institute of CPAs (FICPA)
Educational Foundation
Board of Trustees. The FICPA
Educational Foundation
Board of Trustees is com-
prised of 25 certified public
accountants from throughout
the State of Florida.
The FICPA's Educational
Foundation provides approx-
imately $150,000 in schol-
arships annually to fourth-
and fifth-year accounting
majors enrolled in Florida
colleges and universities.
It also works to ensure the
integrity and success of the
accounting profession in
Florida. Founded in 1959, it
has distributed more than


Educational Foundation
scholarships put all Florida
schools on an equal footing,
assisting students in pur-
suing their degrees at any
college or university in the
state that has an accredited
accounting program.
The quality of tomorrow's
accountants is vitally impor-
tant. Although students are
more prepared to become
CPAs than ever before, the
financial burden of a college
education has dramatically
increased, especially with the
required fifth year. The FICPA
Educational Foundation pro-
videis scholarships to helin


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offset these ever-increasing
educational costs for account-
ing students at Florida's col-
leges and universities.
By agreeing to serve,
Keith has found an excellent
way to give back to the pro-
fession that has given him so
much, as well as demonstrate
his willingness to participate
in the promotion and contin-
uation of the CPA profession.
As a trustee, his responsi-
bilities will include identi-
fying and selecting worthy
accounting students to receive
Educational Foundation and
Chapter Sponsored scholar-
shins In addition he will


help raise funds to support
the efforts of the Foundation.
Keith's service to and sup-
port of the FICPA Educational
Foundation is critical and
will help ensure the future of
the accounting profession in
Florida!
Keith owns and operates
the professional accounting
firm of Keith L. Jones, CPA
which was founded in April
of 2005. He and his twb-
person staff provide audit,
accounting, tax, and consult-
ing services and is located
at 411 Reid Avenue in Port
Saint .noe '


Jeff Galloway Team Number


One in the United States


The Jeff Galloway Team
of Prudential Resort Realty
was given the Number One
Pinnacle Award for. the high-
est production nationwide by
the Prudential Real Estate
Affiliates. Jeff was honored
at a special awards ceremo-
ny, hosted by comedian Jeff
Foxworthy, at the annual
Sales Convention held in San
Antonio, Texas.
Jeff and his team were
Number One among over
60,000 Prudential sales asso-
ciates for the second year in
a row. He also received the
Chairman's Circle Diamond
Award and the Prudential
Legend Award, given for five


years in a row of top-ranking
performances.
"I'm proud to work with
Jeff and his team of top per-
formers," said Helen Spohrer,
owner of Prudential Resort
Realty. "Jeff is a special
person whose energy and
abilities help him provide top
quality service to all of his
customers. Jeffs achieve-
ments are truly remarkable."
The Jeff Galloway Team
includes licensed sales
associates Hollis Vail, Mark
Shepherd, Jamie Huggins,
Ron Wells and Anna-Maria
Cannatella. Their office is on
St. George Island and they
may be contacted at 850-
927-2596.


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Gulf Coasi Reahr); Inc
Mexico Beach, FL Joe McCallister
850-648-5683 850-227-4585
St. Joe Beach
211 Pineda Street
IM4BR.3BA-2000+sq.ft.:
Screened/Glass Porch; 2 Car
Carport; Gulf Vievs
-$575,000
Overstreet-lntercoastal
Waterway 5 +/- Acres Brick
Home-2000+sq.ft. 12X24
Outbuilding
300 Feet Frontage on
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.... 614 Oleander Avenue
Mexico Beach. FL
Cute Beach Cottage with
gulfviews. lot of possibilities,
good value
$525,000
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Ist Tier Lot located Beach-
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great gulf views, amenities
include: pool, clubhouse and
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today
Just Reduced-408 Arizona Drive. Mexico Beach. FL
Seller is motivaied-Bnrng all offers-estabhshed subdivision
Justl off 15th Street-groing area build .our own dreamhome or
mAestment rental on this lot 5159,900


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