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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 20, 2006
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General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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On the Verge of Art

B Despin Wi\\,,Imi-m
Star Srtff writer r
Le, r-i Wie';ener d-'cs-l'r know '._ at art i, a-nd
he's fairly certain the art historians d:onr't either
He scorns their o',verbl','. ri t theories .and
press. Lrned insight into.an ar tirt's ps,'ychi-e.
Merntio:n Pica-so's. blue r peri..d, arid he
ni:itic ea 'ly hudders
"\.VhaLt if he w.Aj 'rit depre '-e:-' \iesener
woriders. "What if he just liked the color blue?"
Wiesener doesn't define himself :as an artist.
He dues pastel d:lrawitii-s., he ia',s dand he does
them well.
He calls himself .3 "pA.lter
"f DiaV inci i.nd Reubienri define art ho\u
los&e caJ-i i:, iu get. y',,ui k-ino'.? \Vhat. else is there '"
\\ esener asks.
The question posed, he expresses little interest
in the answer
Inside his Ca'rrabell'e studio. \Viesener
waJlks ftromri one easel to another anrd talks
enthusia stic-cdly about hi" impressive collection of
pastel dl'a\i ngs.
When pressed. he admits that his vork offers
a glimpse into his character.
if viewers stare at the drawings long enough.
Wiesener says, they'll know something about his
sense of humor, will credit him '.vth a certain
amount of fastidiousness and precision.
"They'd be wrong," he adds.. with a wrNy smile.
"But they could come to any conclusion like all art
historians do."
Poodles on Parade
Call it his poodle period
in recent months, \Viesener has thrown himself
into the task of capturing his faithful pooch. Yazzr.
oin paper.
Se en drawings, in aAriTous stages 1 completioni,

(See ART on Page 19A)


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Black Mama by Leon Wiesener


Marina Sale Closes,
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor .
No real surprise that the most significant piece of the puzzle
would be the last to take form.
After more than a year of negotiations and almost seven
months of dotting "i's" and crossing "t's" the sale of the Port St.
Joe Marina by the city to The St. Joe Company was finalized this
week.
The closing means that the city, which had been leasing the
marina to The St. Joe Company the past six years, receive ed $4 8
million, with roughly half that amount, $2.4 million, owed to U.S.
Department of Agricultural .Rural Development, which put up a
loan/grant package for the construction of the 11.83.acre marina
in the late 1990's.
The $4.8 million is the appraised price of the marina and St.
Joe is, essentially, exercising early a clause in its lease which
would offer the company an option to purchase the marina after
15 years.
The closing on the marina was the final portion of a larger and
more complicated swap of lands between the city and St. Joe.
St. Joe city commissioners had approved the deal last August
and the land swap portions of the deal had largely, been finalized
and existing deeds transferred. i'
For St. Joe, the overall deal nets the company the marina and
several parcels of land adjacent to the marina, two along Marina
Drive and another between the facility; and the office park which
has arisen to its east .
By acquiring the marina and surrounding lands, the com-
pany will be' able to undertake improvements to what has been
a money-losing operation in order to transform the .bottom line
from red to black.
"The reason we want to do this is because the improvements
needed at the marina are best done as the owner," said John
Hendry of St. Joe Towns and. Resorts at the time the final deal
was announced.
The city retains ownership'of the land between the marina
and bay and St. JoeI has -committed to spend $500,000 on
improvements to that recreational area, including additional
parking, safer access to the area and fishing platforms.
Should those improvements which must be approved by the
city not cost the full $500,000 the remaining money will be paid
directly to the city.
For the city, the land swap/marina deal, in.addition to clear-
ing about $2 million, meant the acquisition of all waterfront land
bounded by Baltzell Avenue, the marina, the bay and Frank Pate
(See MARINA DEAL on Page 12A)


Hayleigh Small went airborne during a sack race held Saturday
as part of the annual Easter Egg hunt at Constitution Park. Hayleigh,
and so many more youngsters, came out winners during a Saturday
morning of fun from the park to the marina. Check out the B section of
this paper for more pictures from the Easter Egg hunt and the Kids Win
Fishing Tournament.


Editorials ................ Page 4A Society News ............. Page 2B


Law Enforcement ......... Page 12A


School News ........... Pages 3B-4B


Sports .............. Page 8A 9A Obituaries ............... Page 6B


Church News ............. Page 6B


Classifieds ........ Pages 13B -14B


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Election Changes
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe city commissioners, at least
a majority of them, called a mulligan dur-
ing their regular bi-monthly meeting on
Tuesday.
By a motion from Commissioner Benny
Roberts and supported by Rachel Crews and
David Horton, the City Commission tabled
a series of ordinances which would have
changed the timetable cycle for future city
elections.
Commissioners had held a first reading
of the ordinances which would have moved
the city election from May to September while
changing qualifying periods and runoff dates
accordingly.
However, when time arrived Tuesday to
read the ordinances for a second time and
adopt them, Roberts questioned the rationale
for making the change before giving voters
the chance, as was proposed two weeks ago,
to speak by referendum on whether commis-
sioners' terms should be extended from two
to four years.
"The ordinances are not clear," Roberts
said. "What'will they require us to do if voters
don't approve the referendum?
"You are passing ordinances that people
don't understand."
Commissioners considered moving city
elections to be in step with other county, state
and federal elections largely as a cost-saving
(See CITY on Page 7A)


Florida Coastal


History Days

Frank Pate Park will play host to Florida
Coastal History Days on April 22-23, in what
,the Gulf County. Genealogical Society hopes
will become an annual event.
The weekend celebration will feature
Living History demonstrations such as soap
making and bee keeping, as well as Civil
War reenactments and historical tours of
downtown Port St. Joe.
: In the park, visitors can sample
refreshments, listen to storytellers and meet
local authors William "Bill" C. Roberts, Mary
Butler Cullifer, Beverly Douds, Ann Robbins
and Paul Lowery, who will be signing copies of
their latest books.
The Ty Bark Show Band will provide the
music for a street dance to commence Saturday
night at 7 p.m. near the park grounds.
The festival is free, and, open to the
public.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 21
Vendor set up

Saturday, April 22
9 a.m. Civil War reenactors encamp
across the road from the' Frank Pate park,
in the wooded area near the Chamber of
Commerce.,
10 a.m. Ladies tea and parlor games
11 a.m. Calvary, infantry and artillery.
demonstrations, gun salute
2 p.m. Skirmish a mock battle by the bay
in Maddox Park. Soldiers will take positions in
the trees and bushes along the shoreline, and
welcome sailors with a volley of (simulated)
lead. A demonstration of 1860s battleground
medical treatment will immediately follow.
Historical tours of downtown Port St.
Joe by the Arrow project will be conducted
throughout the day, with Dixon and Sons Taxi
Service providing a shuttle.
4 p.m. Park closes to the public.
7 p.m. Ty Bark Show Band performs,
street dance

Sunday, April 23
9 a.m. Encampment open to the public
10 a.m. Church services on the
grounds
1:30 p.m. Calvary, infantry and artillery
demonstrations
2:30 p.m. Skirmish
3:30 p.m. Conclusion and Salute
4 p.m. Clean-up and departure

For more information on Florida Coastal
History Days, contact Beverly Douds, 850-
229-1094, or email bmdouds2002(%vahoo.
com.


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Taunton: Making Housing Dreams Come True


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Home, sweet home,
means different things to
different people, but to the
residents of the Wewahitchkai
area, it means more jobs,
more options, and a .well-
known and trusted name to
fielp them build their 'dream
homes. And that's just what
David Taunton had in mind.
Last week the Taunton
Truss, Inc. Home Center
opened its doors to the
community with quiet
ceremony.
" The center now fronts the
wall panel plant, which was
already in place and working
Overtime to produce precision
wall panels for an innovative
take on home framing.
Now, with the Home
Center open, anyone with a
dieam to build a house can
basically do it with one-stop
shopping at Taunton's.
While' Taunton Truss,
Irc., on the north side of
Wewahitchka, produces


trusses for all types of
buildings, the wall panel
factory produces both the
interior and exterior walls
for homes arid commercial
buildings.
The entire process is
primarily automated and
laser-guided, allowing for
precision as close as 1/64 of
an inch in cutting boards for
the wall panels.
The quality is so much
better with this system, said
Claude McGill, the plant's
construction manager,
pointing out two men
inspecting a completed panel.
"David Taunton wanted
to produce jobs here, not
eliminate them, so he wanted
to mix machines and people,
although he could have gone
to a fully automated plant,"
he said.
McGill said that in the
past modular homes were the
only alternative to affordable
housing, but with the wall
panel system, "we have
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that significantly lowers' the
labor costs."
"In construction right
now, labor costs are the most
expensive costs for everyone.
This system will bring down
labor costs, which will
ultimately produce more
affordable housing, and that,"
. said McGill, "has always been
the key for David Taunton,
supplying affordable housing
for this area."
The factory is currently
running two shifts of 10 hours
each, and running about
1,000 feet of lumber through
per shift. That's enough for
two 2,000 square foot houses
each shift.
With, each step of the
process run by computers
and lasers and machines
that hold boards immovable,
manufacturing each wall
panel, complete with cutouts,
for doors and windows, shaves
about 60 percent off the,
time needed to do the same
job entirely by hand. Then
there's the precision factor,
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According to McGill, the
biggest problem facing Florida
in the next 10 years is that
nine out of 10 jobs will be in
construction, but with a very
limited pool of qualified, and
quality, workers.
"With our fully automated,
laser precision plant, we don't
have to rely on large numbers
of quality craftsmen, not that
we wouldn't want to hire
them," he said. And it is also
an advantage for the women
who work in the plant.
"Women here have worked
out really good," said McGill,
"and also in the truss plant,"
describing how women do not
second-guess the computers.
that tell each station, each
step of the process, exactly
how and where to cut and
nail.
"And that is exactly what
we want them to do, just
what the 'computer says,"
said McGill.
It was just as important
to educate traditional framing
crews in the benefits of
the wall panel as it was to
train employees. Traditional
framing crews are now
becoming the real end users
of the product.
"It's been our biggest
problem, the local framing
crews," said McGill. Currently
the Taunton Home Center
employs nine framing crews
who build exclusively for
Taunton homes.
McGill said that the
company is building lots of
two anrd three-story houses,
and the advantage of pre-
assembled wall panels is
showing. With traditional
framing crews, all materials
have to be delivered to the
site, then assembled one
piece at a ,time by hand.
Mistakes are more prevalent
and time on the job is not
only lengthened, but wasted..
Shoddy construction and
improperly nailed lumber are
also problems, all .of which
are eliminated with pre-


Home ownership dreams
begin in the Home Center's
boardroom.
constructed wall panels.
"With the wall panels,"
said McGill, "a crane is set in
place at the construction site
and the panels are lifted into
place. Then the framing crew
just nails them into place."
He said it only takes "just a
couple of hours" to set the
outer walls of a building in
place with the panels'.
There are already five
or six contractors in Bay
County who use the wall
panel system exclusively. For
investors, he said, it works
very well because they can
make more profit by turning
over properties quicker with
the wall panel system.
Taunton is the only wall
panel plant in this area,
with another company in
Tallahassee and one in
DeFuniak Springs. Taunton
goes through eight to 10
truckloads of lumber per week
with the current production
schedule.
But even before plant
crews begin cutting and
nailing boards, more precision
and preliminary work takes
place in the Home Center.
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in the form of architectural
drawings, the plans are given
to Taunton designer Eddie
Vasquez, who meticulously
scans every inch of the plans
by computer, making sure that
walls match, measurements
for door and window openings
are correct, and that every
inch of the plans are correctly
lined up before the first piece
of wood is cut.
Then ,the plans -and
measurements for the walls
are moved to the plant.
If, however, the
prospective homeowner
is starting from scratch,
he or she can come to the
Home Center and start from
the ground up, designing
everything for the inside and
outside of the home. The
entire Home Center itself is
one giant showroom, Almost
every dopr is a different
example of what is available.
Most of the floors are different
types of tile and hardwood,
so the customer can actually
see the product in a real-life
setting.
Cabinets and counters,
light fixtures and paints are
all available to the customer
in one building. The company
even has a fulltime interior
decorator on staff to assist
with colors and selections.
The ultimate goal of the
Home Center, said McGill, is
to be able to take someone's
vision, take it to the Taunton
draftsmen, t.consult the
Taunton interior decorator,
look at the products available
in the center itself, then give
the customer a full estimate
of the entire, cost of building
his home in one complete
package.
I And to prove that their
ideas have been doing just
that, one office is decorated
with photographs of completed
Taunton homes, including
the winner of the 2005
Parade of Homes, sponsored
by' the Forgotten :Coast
Homebuilders Association.
and built in Wewahitchka.
From a humble beginning
in 1989, i-when Taunton Truss
was founded in We'wa, to the
opening of the wall panel
plant five years ago in the
industrial park in Honeylvlle.
to last week's opening of..the
Home Center. Taunton Truss,
Inc.. has grown to be the
second largest employers in
Gulf County. : The company
employs about 160 full
time employees, with an
additional nine framing
crews subcontracted to the
company. .
A lot of people call it
home.


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Watching the River Flow


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Blountstown filmmak-
er Elam Stoltzfus could not
suppress his excitement at
being in Apalachicola on
Saturday.
The demand to see his
new documentary, The
Apalachicola River: An
American Treasure, neces-
sitated three screenings at
the Dixie Theatre.
The large crowds spilled
over into the premiere's
reception, hosted by Pru-
dential Resort Realty and
Forgotten Coast TV.
"It's my masterpiece
to date," said an exuber-
ant Stoltzfus, whose last
award winning film, Living
Waters: Aquatic Preserves,
featured St. Joe Bay.
Ambitious in scope
and lovingly executed, The
Apalachicola River tackles
art, science, conservation,
politics and spiritualism in
a running time of 57 min-
utes. /
Some of the most mov-
ing scenes were filmed in
Franklin County, and fea-
ture local residents who
make their livings on the
Apalachicola Bay.
Crabber Dennis
"Squeaky" Martina, shown
with a single crab dangling
in his wire trap, extols the
freedom that comes with
working on the water.
"Nobody can tell me
what to do, how long I can
stay, or when I got to come
back or nothing. I'm my
own boss," he said.
Moments later,, Mar-
tina imagines a not-so-dis-
tant future when the sea-
food industry will fail to
sustain its people.
Increased gas prices,
governmental restrictions
and explosive development
along coastal areas receive
frequent mention from sea-
food workers Steve Smeby,.
Eugene Webb and Fred
Millender.
Millender sees condo-
miniums coming to East-
point, and says it doesn't
make him "feel good."
Stoltzfus interviewed
the men before a turbulent
hurricane season ravaged
Eastpoint and devastated
several local seafood hous-
es.
Stoltzfus captured the
aftermath on film. In the
footage, men sit solemnly
on boats reduced to rub-
ble.
"They didn't, say a lot,
but they let me get right in
there and film them," said
Stol tzfu s. ..
In the hurricane seg-
ment, Millender sings an
old spiritual with the re-'
frain, "Were you there
when they crucified my
Lord?"
Stoltzfus recorded Mil-
lender's impromptu vocal
performance during an
interview months before
Hurricane Dennis, and
knew he had something
special.
SHe and composer
Sammy Tedder struggled
in,,vain to find a place for
the music in the film.
When Stoltzfus record-
ed the hurricane footage,
he remembered Millender's
song, which serves as a
haunting accompaniment
to the images of tragedy.
Stoltzfus, a Pennisylva-
nia native with a farming
background, felt a kinship
with the fishermen, and
his empathy is evident in
the film.


"They understand this
place and. when they talk
about what's happening,
you need to believe them,
because they're right," he


said.
Apalachicola photog-
rapher Richard Bickel,
known for his striking por-
traits of Apalachicola Bay
seafood workers, is fea-
tured with landscape pho-
tographer Clyde Butcher in
the film's artist segment.
At the reception. Bickel
signed: copies of his com-
panion photography book,
entitled Apalachicola Riv-
er, and described seafood
workers as a hard-work-
ing, anti-materialistic
group of people who are
not often given credit for
their insight.
"Everything there is to


Bickel sits on the board
of the Apalachicola Bay and
River Keepers (ABARK),
a non-profit conservancy
group dedicated to protect-
ing the Apalachicola River
and Bay.
ABARK helped spon-
sor the documentary and
accepted donations at Sat-
urday's reception.
Faye Johnson,
ABARK's director of devel-
opment, called the film "a
way to document a vanish-
ing culture and a vanish-
ing way of life."
"I think it's very impor-
tant that people take no-
tice of what we have and


The major players: (from left) photographer Richard Bickel, Prudential Resort Realty owner and
film sponsor Helen Spohrer, scriptwriter Jane Atkins, composer Sammy Tedder and filmmaker Elam
Stoltzfus at the reception sponsored by Forgotten Coast TV.


know about the water and 'try to protect it before it's
the land, they'll be able to gone," Johnson said.
teach you everything there
is," he said. (See RIVER on Page 13A)


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2006 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHOR-
ITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING A
PORTION PARCEL ID #03323-170R, 10.0
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 8,
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held
at the Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday, April,25, 2006, at 6:00
p.m..EST, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the
ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-
ation of the comprehensive plan amendment or-
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Editorials, Comments. .


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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, April 20, 2006


Another Exhibit


We offer one humble contribution to
any policy county officials might adopt to
address affordable housing in the county.
Include a provision which would expe-
dite we are talking put fires to behinds
and get attorneys in front of judges a
return to county-wide voting.
We could easily mine a cynical vein of
political, and re-election-minded, motiva-
tions from the recent comments by county
commissioners on affordable housing, but
will resist the urge because they need only
be examined at face value.
To -do that, return to the. fall of 2004
and a community meeting held to facili-
tate a discussion on affordable housing.
Experts from Florida State University, using
a report funded by the Jesse Ball DuPont
Fund as guide, led some 50 or more people,
from all areas of the county, on a discussion
on strategies.
From that community meeting an
Affordable Housing Coalition evolved, from
which sprang a non-profit a tedious,
intensive process by itself which has
worked throughout the county to facilitate
affordable housing projects.
Bridgeport was arising on both a paral-
lel and frequently converging path.
Though, as was described during a
County Commission meeting, as only "a
drop in the bucket" it's worth noting that
prior to the partnership between The St.
Joe Company and CQ Development on that
subdivision in Port St. Joe, the pail was
mostly dry.
The pipeline of more land for similar
projects, we would add, also appears at risk
of oxidizing as local elected officials largely
fiddle.
We would also note Habitat for
Humanity, the Christian Community
Development. 'Fund, St. Johns's Village,
.Taunton family subdivisions and others
working independently and in concert with
of the Community Development Council,
the non-profit already mentioned.
A Community Land Trust is at least in
the framing 'stage, bylaws and articles of
incorporation on this complex project are
near finalization.
All this has happened in a vacuum from
the. County Commission.
Much of this work has been accom-
plished under the umbrella of a group,
the CDC, which operates on a shoestring,
has created a homeownership education
program and broadened and bolstered the
existing SHIP program while saving the
county money.
Sitting back and absorbing the past two
Commission meetings certain assertions
s6em clear.
For starters, Commissioner Billy Traylor
is in part right for pushing hard for some
kind of county role in facilitating affordable
housing.
Way. too tardy, but right at least in
part.
Government can provide incentives
which can transform affordable housing for
developers into an addition, not subtrac-
tion, from the bottom-line.
That should be .government's role, to
pVrovide incentives and there are many
forms for private developers, a carrot to
e tice stewardship where stewardship can
sometimes seem to evoke a gag reflex.


But it would also be fair to assert tak-
ing out the more cynical potentials that
any tardiness by commissioners is tied to
single-member districts and the subversive
mathematics of current county govern-
ment.
The explosive growth in Overstreet and
areas in the north end of the county, it
could be argued convincingly in our mind,
has provided the sudden boost of fuel to Mr.
Traylor's recent fire on affordable housing,
re-election aside.
As we wrote last year, the housing prob-
lem, as well as issues about property taxes,
might have been seen as a southern trend
a year ago, but it was heading north and
bound to impact interior areas of the county
as coastal property was placed out of reach
of most by the market.
Only now that it has come to roost in
Mr. Traylor's district, it is fair to argue,
does it seem to become a priority for this
Commission.
That Mr. Traylor has never attended
an affordable housing meeting only under-
scores the hitch in the gears, here.
But Mr. Traylor is hardly the only party
at fault.
There were commissioners who attend-
ed those CDC and Affordable Housing
Coalition meetings and forums who have
yet to bring to the Commission, as long ago
as 18 months, the religion Mr. Traylor has
recently found on the subject and for that,
we'd argue, we are left with another reason
to eliminate this county anachronism of
single-member districts.
If commissioners had, more than a year
ago, looked at this issue as a county-wide
one as so many dozens of volunteers had
and have since as opposed to "what is
happening in my district," a policy might be
already in place, a positive partnership with
the non-profit and private sector already
helping to turn the spigot on that pipeline
of land so badly needed for affordable hous-
ing.
That's the difference between proac-
tive and reactive government. That is just
another in a series of the differences, in
Gulf County, between single-member dis-
tricts and county-wide representation.
The discussion spearheaded by Mr.
Traylor the past few weeks is Exhibit, oh,
let's say, 12, in the case favoring county-
wide voting.
It was a discussion in which engaged
volunteers, a major developer which has,
actually attempted to address the prob-
lem and others in the community devoting
sweat and dollars to making lives more,
comfortable for the less well-to-do were
essentially dismissed, tossed under the bus
:and, at least in part, labeled, as woefully
lacking in addressing the pressing issue of
affordable housing.
For so many volunteers in this county,
the entire dialogue was made particularly
galling given that the bulk of the blame of
which Mr. Traylor spoke, belonged squarely
in any mirror held up to this County
Commission.


Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


That Time
. The past week was anoth-
er postcard for a county, for a
community.
North to south it provid-
ed more reminders of why
this county is so cherished
by so many, so desired by too
nrfany, at least for the taste
of those who would like to
see the coast remain largely
unchanged.
I could start with the
weather, as the sky turns a
deeper azure, the sun shines
a: bit higher' and warmer, and
the trees are as .green as a
Masters' champion's jacket.
This is the time, as with
fill's arrival after a broiling
summer, that renders the
loo16ming summer heat, the
sweat and the hurricanes pal-
atable. -
We live in Florida for these
months, when the humidity


of Year
doesn't remind us of a sauna,
when the temperature doesn't
approach your score on the
golf course, when the breez-
es remain comforting rather
than feeling like a large fan
has moved a mass of hot air.
But instead, let's start
with softball and baseball,
both of which are rounding
third and heading toward the
home plate of the playoffs.
Who knows how far any of
the county high school teams
will go and, we are not in
the business of offering up
jinxes in any case but the
remarkable thing about win-
ning teams on both ends of
the county is how young they
all seem to be.
Port St. Joe High School
has nine freshmen on its
softball roster. The baseball
team will graduate just four


seniors.
Wewahitchka's, Lady
Gators are loaded with under-
classmen, with freshmen dot-
ting the roster, including, as
with Port St. Joe, their top
pitcher.
As we've written in this
space before, Wewahitchka's
Samantha Rich and Port St.'
Joe's Kayla Minger have the
potential to be as good while
toeing the pitching rubber as
their respective schools have
produced.
Wiles, Bowles, Robbins,
Brinkmeier, Strange remem-
ber these and many others
who are barely scratching at
deep reservoirs of talent.
The trend is similar in
baseball, where the Port St.
Joe Sharks have battled
through some early struggles,
largely the result of graduat-
ing 11 seniors last' season,
and seem to be peaking, as
those talking heads on televi-
sion are Wont to say, at the
right time. ,
And this is a team which
will return virtually intact next
season and which has several
,impressive underclassmen
providing timely offense and
stout pitching. Several junior


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by Kesley Colbert



Rightful Recompense.


I saw this thing in the
paper about paying school
teachers based on the per-
formance of their students.
I laughed. And remembered
what Will Rogers said about
prohibition, "It's a good idea
but it won't work."
I was a paid, profession-
al teacher for twelve years.
I remember the experience
every day of my life! I had
some wonderful students
who came.to learn, enjoyed
the educational process and
made great strides during
high school in academic
achievement. These kids near
'bout 'taught themselves. 'I
gave them a tad of direction
and then tried not to impede
them as they rushed toward
scholastic success. For me to
"take credit" for what these
young people were "digging
out" of the system seems to
be a misnomer.
I also had, on the other
hand, "more than a bread-
basket" of students who
came to class with learning
American History very. low
down on their'list of things
to do that day! It would not
serve any purpose here for
me to name names or point
any of them out......but if
you told me my salary was
being set, or bonuses hand-
ed out, based on how much
Danny Tankersley or Irene
Acree or Pee Wee Williamson
"achieved" in my classroom-
--I'd grab a shovel and go to
digging ditches!
Lord, I had Keith
Davidson and the Mad
Russian!
Debbie Burns and Hank
Murphy talked through two
whole semesters! I mean they
never shut up! I managed to
get between'em one day and
asked if they were ready for
the final exam. Deb's bot-
tom jaw fell open, "Is it May
already?"
Doug Kelly sat near the
back dared me to teach him
anything. -:
Traci Middleton showed
up from Battle Creek, rolled
those big eyes around the
classroom and said, "Coach,


varsity players have seen sig-
nificant playing time, on the
varsity.
But away from the dia-
mond, there was so much
this past week which is sim-
ply not found in most other
communities,, which provides
a Gulf County a DNA that is
unmistakable.'
A new park opened up
in Honeyville, a lovely spot
under a canopy of oaks with
playground equipment and
picnic areas being put to good
use during the long Easter
Holiday weekend.
The Kids Win Fishing
Tournament lured a crowd of
youngsters and family to. the
Port St. Joe Marina.
The kids brought a vari-
ety in both species and size
- to the scales but to see those
beaming mugs as they stood
proudly next to the scales for
pictures and gab with 'Jerry
Tabbatt from Channel 13
seemed worth far more than
anything they'd managed to
hook at their end of their
rods.
The spectators at the
Marina had a blast, there were
plenty of hot dogs cooked up
by the Lions Club, which was


I'm here to talk a-nd get a
iman!"
And we are trming tu iraw
up a system that w .\ul:. let
these kids determine what
the teacher makes?
I was giving oine ot the
best lectures of my young
career on Frederick Jackson
Turner's Frontier Thesis and
the movement westward
into the Ohio Valley in the
1790's when Pee Wee raised
his hand. I figured he was
interested in the settlement
of Fort Duquesne. I immedi-
ately called on. him, "Coach,
I was just thinking. They are
bringing some big bad bull
down from the Circle D ranch
Saturday. I was wondering if
you wouldn't want to come
out and ride with us."
You didn't need a team of
physiologists or a skills level
placement test to understand
Danny Tankersley. "Coach, I
don't see how all this history
stuff will ever helpme. I don't
even like school. I'm only
here for the football."
At least Keith and the
Russian kept me supplied
with fried apple turnovers
from Swann's store. They
weren't going to listen to me
anyway so I figured a lit-
tle field trip would do them
some good.
Irene was a real study.
She was very quiet. She'd
ease into class, sit up near
the front and stare at me for
the whole hour. She didn't
bother to bring any books.
She hated to take a test. And
she never answered a ques-
tion in class. I was afraid to
turn my back on her.....she
was always up to something
Doug "came alive" when
we got to the NASCAR seg-
ment of history. He was more
into Buddy Baker and Donnie
Allison than he was George.
Washington and Teddy
Roosevelt. Trouble was, we
didn't have many test ques-
tions on who won the initial
Mountain Dew Southern 500
at Darlington.....
Phyllis Willis thought
everything I did was / funny.
She came into class laughing
and she went out laughing.
I would yell at her, "If you'd
stop laughing for a minute,
you might -'catch a clue' as
to what we are talking about
here!"
Paying a teacher based
on how the students perform


just one of a host of sponsors
to an event which perfectly
describes its mission in its
title kids are the winners.
The fishing tournament
was an exclamation point
to the Easter Egg hunt at
Constitution Park which also
brought out a crowd -. there
should be no fear, population
trends in Gulf County, atleast
based on the fishing tourna-
ment and egg hunt are on
the upswing boisterous and
fun-loving.
Sack races and egg runs
preceded the hunts, with sep-
arate areas for different age
groups. The 'Easter Bunny
was there, which was a good
or bad -thing depending on
your child's reaction to being
placed in the lap of a giant
fuzzy stranger, but it was
mostly about the eggs and the
treats they held inside.
And a community gather-
ing where most folks knew
most of the other folks, where
lives were traced by the growth
of their children and where
volunteers work tirelessly to
bring joy and smiles to kids
- of all ages really.
That is one thing about
Gulf County which is most


on some standardized test is
nuts I ha'.e had the distinct
hnror ,:,t teaching over two
thousand young men and
.omern. I never had a single
o:'ne that w.as 'stanida-rdtzed"!
CarL that teacher make
that student feel good about
himself? Can that teacher get
across how important that
child is to himself and to the
system? Can that teacher
ignite a spark deep in a heart
every once in a while? Does
that teacher know when to
scold.... and when to hug?
Has that that teacher ever
shed a tear over the ones
who aren't going to make it?
People, there's things in
life that can't be measured
by a written exam!
Pee Wee Williamson, as
a grown man---just a few
months before God called
him home---walked by my
secretary, ignored my out
stretched hand and wrapped
both of his arms around me
and liked to have squeezed me
to death, "I love you Coach.
Do you remember that time
you tried to ride that bull
Daddy brought down from
Marianna? I thought you
were a goner....."
They ain't got a test that
will go that high!
Danny Tankersley stops
me today to ask about my
boys. No one on this earth
treats me with more honor
and respect. Somebody did
something right in that class
room!
I don't see Doug as often
as I would like, but we still
talk that racin' and hunting.
Hank and Debbie will holler
at me from two streets away.
I wonder how many words
they have used up over the
years.
Keith and the Russian
are still hanging in., Traci got
her man..Phyllis came by the
office last week. I hadn't seen
her in a year or so. She was
laughing before she got the
door open. I reminded her
she owed me a chicken din-
ner .... her laughter lingered
long after she was gone. If I
,had that beautiful smile,. I'd
never stop laughing either....
Irene gives me a discount
o4 my haircuts. 'Course, I
ask her to cut it from around
front. I'm still- not going to
turn my back on her....
I Was Over Paid,
Coach


striking for those who have
resided for any period of time
elsewhere there seems to be
an almost endless supply of.
folks willing to volunteer their
time, not just 'to, crack the
tough nuts such as affordable
housing and planning to man-
age growth, but also to make
one day, almost any day, a
more resonant day for others.
That aspect is a, really
quite remarkable aspect
about living in Gulf County
and something tourists can
never fully comprehend this
place is special for reasons far
beyond the glistening gulf and
the sugary sands.
: There is hardly a need to
stop save for space, for proms
are arriving and graduation
celebrations mark the end of
the school year which is just
around the comer.
I'll end it this way.
As Richard Hantz said last
week while shooting pictures
of young anglers at the Kids
Win Fishing Tournament, he
turned, and to no one particu-
lar said, "It sure is wonderful
to live in a community like
this."


No
required.


further


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Dear Editor,
This letter is in response
to The Star's April 12, 2006
article entitled "Filling the
Sand."
We appreciate the con-
tinual coverage The Star pro-
vides in updating the pub-
lic on the status of the St.
Joseph Peninsula Erosion
Control (beach restoration)
Project. Your recent article
extracted some of the most
pertinent issues and facts
from the Economic Study
and Preliminary Design
Document (PDD). We would
like to take this opportu-
nir, to clarify one important
point which has been a con-
cern to some members of the


general public. The article
inferred the "shoals off Cape
San Blas" would be used as a
source of sand to restore the
beaches along the Peninsula.
The PDD actually identifies
three potential sites Site
"A" Far Shoals; Site "B" Cape
San Bias Shoals; and, Site
"C" Finger Shoals. At this
time, we are only investigat-
ing Site "A" Far Shoals for
use as a sand source, which
are in fact located off of Cape
San Bias, but are not THE
Cape San Bias Shoals (Site
"B") which are the shallow
areas attached to and extend
immediately south of Cape
San Bias (southern point of


Gold Card Banquet


i The.Gulf County Schools
Gold Card Honors Banquet
will be held Monday, April
2,4 at 7 p.m. ET, in the
Commons Area of Port St.
Joe High School. This occa-
sion will honor all Port St.
Joe High School Students
who" have received two Gold
Cards during the first three
grading periods of this school
year.
Guest speaker for this
year will be Eddie Creamer,
a- 1976 honor graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.
Mr. Creamer holds a B.A.
in Accounting from the
University of West Florida,
Pensacola. Florida and is a
graduate of the School of
Banking, Louisiana State
University, Baton Rouge,
LA.
Eddie is currently
President/Chief Executive
Officer of Prosperity Bank,
St. Augustine Florida. In
addition to his banking
duties, Mr. Creamer serves
as Chairman Board- of
Managers of the St. Augustine
Family YMCA; Director, Betty
Griffin House; Flagler College
President's Council; Director,
Florida School of Banking,
University of Florida; Wake
Forest University Parents
Council; Florida Highway
PIatrol Advisory Council and
a Director of Bankpac.
Prior to joining Prosperity
Bank in ,1999 Mr. Creamer
was Managing Officer of
Citizens Federal Saving.
Bank in Port St. Joe, Senior


Vice President/Finance and
Operation of Peoples First
Community Bank in Panama
City, and Executive Vice
President/Chief Financial
Officer and Chief Information
Officer of Riverside National
Bank in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
He and, his wife, Julie,
have two sons, Daniel, who
is a sophomore at Wake
Forest University and John,
a freshman at St. Joseph's
Academy. Eddie is the son of
Ed and Dot Creamer of Port
St. Joe.
Each student being hon-
ored will receive a free ticket
to the banquet and compli-
mentary tickets are available
for Patrons. Tickets forpar-,
ents and the general ,public
are $7 each. Students and
Patrons should pick up their
tickets and parents should
purchase their tickets from
personnel in the front office
of Port St, Joe High.School
between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 3 p.m. before the end of
the school day April 21.


the Eglin Air Force prop-
erty).
The shoals that we are
investigating are located
approximately 3 miles south-
west of Cape San Blas in
water depths greater than
25 feet. Thank you for the
opportunity to clarify this
issue and for your continual
factual and unbiased cover-
age of this project.
Michael Dombrowski,


Project Engineer -
MRD Associates, Inc.


Give Florida Taxpayers a
Voice in Drilling Decisions

By Linda Young and Mary
Wilkerson
Almost eighty million
people come to Florida every
year, and they spend more
than $50 billion, dollars, or
over 20 percent of our state's
sales tax, during their visit.
What brings these people
to Florida? They come to
enjoy our beautiful beaches
- to boat, fish and play on
our 1,200 miles of exquisite
coastline.
At the request of Florida
Senators Mel Martinez and
Bill Nelson, the Interior
Department's Office of
Minerals Management
Service (MMS) has .finally
agreed to hold one hear-
ing in Florida on its pro-
posed 5 year drilling plan.
The Administration's plan,
which would set federal oil
and gas policy from 2007 to
2012, includes opening up 2
million acres in the eastern
Gulf of Mexico, directly off
Florida's coast to new oil and
gas, drilling.
Oddly enough, The
Interior Department had
chosen the non-coastal city


of Tallahassee for its hearing
and, to add insult to injury,
had scheduled the hearing in
the middle of the day when
most people are at work.
Could the reason be that the
last time a public hearing
on offshore oil drilling was
held in Pensacola, more than
1,000 people showed up?
Now how are those citizens
supposed to make certain
their voices are heard?
Given that our coasts
and the resulting tourism
industry is the life-blood of
this state, one would think
that citizens who live along
the coast of Florida would be
given an opportunity to voice
their concerns.
From Pensacola to Key
West, citizens of this great
state deserve the opportunity
to be heard. The clear signal
from the Interior Department
seems to be they don't really
care what we think about
their plans and would just
as soon not hear from us.
Frustrated by the origi-
nal decision not to schedule
a hearing in Florida, Tampa
Bay Congressman Jim Davis
made plans to -hold his own
hearing- where businesses
and taxpayers affected by the
actions being proposed could


have their say. We appreciate
the Congressman's efforts
to make sure his district is
heard.
It is easy to see where
this is all going. The White
House and the MMS have
already redrawn seaward
boundaries for the entire
Outer Continental Shelf and
in doing so, with no public
comment, moved a lot of fed-
eral waters off Florida's coast
into Louisiana and Alabama's
administrative jurisdictions.
Sixteen members of the
Florida Congressional del-
egation sent a letter of com-
plaint to the Department of
Interior, to no avail.
Governor Jeb Bush
and every elected official in
Florida should demand that
the MMS hold proper hear-
ings throughout Florida, in
appropriate places and at
times that will allow most
working people to attend.


To do any less is an out-
rage and sends a clear mes-
sage to Floridians that The,
White House is prepared to
take away our voice on the
issue of drilling off Florida's
coastline.
Linda Young is the direc-
torofthe Clean Water Network
of Florida, (a non-profit orga-
nization with 155 member
groups across the. state dedi-
cated to protecting Florida's
waters and assuring citizens
of the right to participate irn
government decision-making
that affects their communi-
ties. She can be reached at
llyoung2@earthlink. net
Mary Wilkerson is
the Past President of the,
Gulf Beaches Chamber of
Commerce. She and her fam-
ily are three generations inr
the vacation rental business
and runs Gulfside Resorts in
Indian Rocks Beach FL.


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issue.
With two-year terms and
the city's current charter, the
city holds an election every
year, which it would con-
tinue to do even if the new
ordinances passed, unless
voters approved extending
the terms of commissioners.
Streamlining the election
cycle to that of other local
elections, Commissioner
John Reeves has argued, will
save the city money. Each
election costs the city rough-
ly $7,500.
"It's going to save
money," said a visibly irri-
tated Reeves in response to
Roberts' motion to table the
ordinances pending the out-
come of a fall referendum
on extending the length of
terms.
"We are the stewards
of the taxpayers' money,"
Reeves continued.. "We are
charged with saving the tax-
payers' money. If we can do
it, we should do it."
Reeves also noted that
qualifying for the May city
election which has Horton
and Roberts up for re-election
- would end on Wednesday
and any potential candidates
who believed they had until
summer to qualify for a fall
election would be potential-
ly shut out from qualifying
given Roberts' stance and


From Page 1A


the change of heart of Crews
and Horton.
Two weeks ago, Roberts
opposed the ordinances on
the grounds that the cost-
savings would be negligible
unless terms were extended
by referendum.
The only impact the ordi-
nances would have on term
lengths would be to provide
Horton and Roberts a few
extra months in their current
term by moving the election
from May to September.
Making matters more
confusing and contentious
at the same time on Tuesday
was Crews' public. indeci-
sion.
At first she seconded
Roberts' motion to table the
ordinances, then momen-
tarily changed her mind and
withdrew it before once again
seconding the motion, much
to the chagrin of Reeves,
"What's wrong with
tabling this until everybody
understands it?" Crews won-
dered.
Horton agreed, "I'd like
to wait and put the four-year
referendum on the ballot."
The referendum lan-
guage has yet to be drafted.
Commissioners asked, city
attorney Russ Scholz to draft
ballot language and present
it at a future date.
Such a referendum
would not be on the bal-
lot until September, at the
earliest.
Given the action of com-
missioners on Tuesday, qual-
ifying for this year's election
ended on Wednesday and
the election will go forward
in May.
In other business taken
up on Tuesday:
Commissioners
approved the first reading of
ordinances having the prac-
tical effect of annexing the
22.67-acre site for a new
Sacred Heart hospital into
the city.
The three ordinances
pertaining to the annexation
would also change the city's
comprehensive plan to allow


for a change in zoning for
18.7 acres of the site from
agricultural to a commerce
district.
A second and final read-
ing and adoption of the ordi-
nances is scheduled for the
next regular Commission
meeting the first week of
May.
As reported by Philip
Jones of Preble Rish
Engineers, the design plans
for the new city water plant
are near completion. He said
he expects to go out for bid
on -the project next month
with a target completion date
of July 2007.
He also reported that
indications are positive for
the city to receive as much as
$3 million toward the project
- originally estimated at $8.5
million but now likely more.
expensive from state law-
makers through a trust fund
established to assist proj-
ects seeking sources of water
other than the underground
Floridan Aquifer.
Commissioners tabled
a proposal from Waste
Recyclers, the company
which now possesses the
contract for picking up gar-
bage from the city, by which
the company would cut in:
half proposed increases in
garbage fees in return for the
city extending its contract
five years to run through
October of 2012.
In short strokes, the
tipping fees charged at the
incinerator in Bay County
for garbage being hauled in
from outside the county have
gone up, from $35 to $40.
Under the terms of the


existing contract, Waste
Recyclers has the right to
pass that increase onto cus-
tomers, an increase of $1.50
per month for residential
users and $1 per yard for
commercial customers.
By extending the con-
tract, and thus paring those
increases in half, the city
could save as much as
$80,000 over the remain-
ing 18 months of the con-
tract alone, according to
representatives from Waste
Recyclers.
But after considerable
discussion about past prob-
lems with garbage collection
and a presentation from a
competitor who would like to
contract with the city, com-
missioners tabled the pro-
posal to be considered dur-
ing a workshop.
Commissioners
approved moving ahead with
the drafting of an ordinance
which would limit where
convicted sexual predators/
offenders moving into the
city could reside.
The City of Wewahitchka
recently passed a similar
ordinance which was in turn
modeled after several similar
ordinances in municipalities
in Bay County.
Such an ordinance would
not impact sexual offenders
or predators already residing
in the city.
Commissioners
approved placing the more
than $2 million netted in the
sale of the Port St. Jbe Marina
to The St. Joe Company (see
related story on Page 1A)
into an interest-bearing cer-
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Mayor Frank Pate sug-
,gested, and he was support-
* ed in spirit by his fellow
commissioners, earmarking
the money thusly $1 mil-
lion be put in escrow for a
new City Hall; $1 million put
in escrow for a new com-
munity center to be built
at some point in the future
and the remaining money,
about $300,000, to be used
for improvements to Frank
Pate Park.
Though supportive of
the concept, commissioners'
decided to discuss the pro-
posal at a future workshop.
Commissioners
approved an ordinance which
amended one approved late


last year establishing a
Planned Unit Development
(PUD) for the proposed Town
Center development to be
constructed on the old mill
site and downtown areas.
The ordinance passed
Tuesday includes the 3.9
acre bulkhead at the old mill
site in the PUD, increases
the amount of hotel rooms
which could be built vwthln
the PUD Lo 350 ronoms and
allows, pending Commicsion
approval on a case-by-casec
basis, for the construction of
a non-habitable structure or.
tower which could be higher
than the city's 60-foot build-
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NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:


ORDINANCE NO. 2006 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY
AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS .PURSU-
ANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES
SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING A PORTION PARCEL ID #01186-000R,
20.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 25,
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10,WEST,'GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held
at the.Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at 6:00
p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the
ordinance is" available for inspection at the Gulf,
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-
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Sharks on a Roll as District Tournament Approaches


With the District 4-2A
tournament beginning next
Tuesday the Sharks of Port
St. Joe High School appear to
be finding their stride.
With the bats com-
ing alive and solid pitching
through the rotation, the
Sharks (14-9) took three in a
row last week and will finish
regular-season play at 7 p.m.
ET Friday when Panama City
Beach Arnold pays a visit.
Port St. Joe hosts the dis-
trict tournament, the semifi-
nals slated for Tuesday, April


25, with the championship
game two days later. Times
have yet to be determined.
Friday, April 14
Port St. Joe 11,
Wewahitchka 2
The Gators put two on
the board in the first inning
behind a home run by Dee
Baker, but the Sharks took
over from there, scoring eight
runs in the second, third and
fourth innings and coasting
to victory.
With the win Port St. Joe
finished 4-2 in the district.


Andrew Furr (4-1) started
and went five innings, allow-
ing six hits and two earned
runs while striking out five
and walking two.
T.J. Ward pitched a hit-
less sixth, striking out one
and Matt Gannon finished
up with a scoreless sev-
enth despite walking three.
Gannon fanned one.
Warren Floyd was 2 for
4 and drove in two runs and
Corbin Vickery was 3 for 4
with two RBI.
Furr was 2 for 3 with an


RBI, Justin Henderson had
an RBI double and Austin
Peltier was 1 for 3.
Saturday, April 15
Port St. Joe 13,
Tallahassee Florida High 3
The Sharks pounded out
16 hits and Peltier and Ward
combined to allow a single
earned run as the visiting
Sharks exploded against the
Seminoles.
The key was a seven-run
fifth inning which broke open
a 4-3 game and the Sharks
added two more in the sev-
enth inning.
Peltier (4-1) started and
pitched five innings allow-
ing four hits and three runs,
one earned, while striking out
seven and walking two.
Ward pitched the final
two innings, allowing two
harmless hits and striking
out three.
The Sharks had seven
players, with at least two
hits.
Jordan Todd was 3 for 5
with a pair of doubles and an
RBI. Floyd was 2 for 2 with
an RBI, Vickery was 2 for 3
with two RBI, Furr was 2 for
3 with an RBI, Gannon was 2


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games last week. Photo by Tim Croft


for 5 with an RBI and Peltier
was 2 for 4.
Henderson had a double
and three RBI in five at-bats
and Mica Ashcraft had a dou-
ble and two RBI.
Monday, April 17
Port St. Joe 9, Panama
City Bay 1
Gannon (4-2) scattered
seven hits and allowed a
single earned run and the
Sharks had another seven-


run inning, this one the third,
as Port St: Joe downed the
Class 3A Tornadoes.
Gannon struck out six
and walked one.
Todd was 1 for 4 but
the hit was a key one as he
slammed a three-run home
run.
Warren Floyd was 2 for 3
with three RBI and Henderson
was 2 for 4 with an RBI.


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Lady Sharks Finish Regular Season 17-4


- Future opponents should
-beware the Lady Sharks'
17-4 season mark is only a
glimpse of things to come.
A team which has nine
freshmen on the varsity ros-
jer figures only to improve
in a season in which Port St.
.aoe lost to only two schools
county, rival Wewahitchka
twice and Panama City Beach
Arnold twice.
After a 2-1 week, in which
'the Lady Sharks suffered
their second loss to Arnold
- in 11 innings no less Port
,St. Joe ended the regular
season 17-4 and prepared to


make a run into the playoffs
which began Tuesday with
the District 2-4A semifinals
at Wewahitchka.
Monday, April 10
Arnold 3, Port St. Joe 1
Freshman Kayla Minger
started and went all 11
innings, striking out six and
walking three while giving up
nine hits.
The Lady Sharks scored
their only run in the fourth
inning and Arnold tallied
two in the 1.1h frame, which
proved the difference.
Danielle Maxwell, Victoria
McCall and Brittany Miller


had hits for Port St. Joe.
Tuesday, April 11
Port St. Joe 7,
Blountstown 1
Minger, who will be the
starting pitcher the rest of
the way for the Lady Sharks,
started and tossed a seven-
inning one-hitter for Port St.
Joe. Minger walked two and
the lone run she allowed was
unearned.
Heather Strange had two
hits, an RBI and scored twice
and Anna McFarland had two
hits and two RBI.
Minger, Sierra King and
McCall each added a hit.


It was senior night last Friday as Port St. Joe honored Anna McFarland, Victoria McCall, Courtney
Mork and Danielle Maxwell, seen here with their families. Photo by Tim Croft




STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Port St. Joe High School

Heather B Warren


P Strange

Strange,
a freshman
1 centerfielder/
catcher, was 4
for 10 in three.
games last
week, with three runs scored
and two RBI.


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for 9 and drove
in six runs as
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With father Tony Clemmons (left, front) and mother Sherri Pryor (second from right) looking on,
Port St. Joe High School senior Gekeela Clemmons signs a letter-of-intent to attend Chipola Junior
College later this year: Also pictured is Chipola women's basketball coach David Lane (front right), Port
St. Joe athletic director John Palmer (standing, left) and school principal Duane McFarland.


Clemmons Signs with Chipola


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Ask Gekeela Clemmons
aboutwhy she chose Chipola
Junior College as the next
stop on her basketball and
academic odyssey and she
boils the answer to basics.
"I get to play with people
who went to the nation-,
al tournament last year,
who are state champions,"
Clemmons said last week
after signing a letter-of-intent
to the Panhandle Conference
power. "Who wouldn't want
to play there?
"I'm very excited."
The 'feeling, judging by
comments from Chipola
coach David Lane, seemed
to be mutual last week as
Clemmons enlisted with the
Lady Indians.
Clemmons averaged 20
points and nine rebounds
last year and was named to
play in the exclusive Florida
Athletic Coaches Association
North-South game last
month.
She was also a mem-
ber of the East squad in
the recent Freedom Classic,
sponsored by the daily news-
papers ,in Panama City and
Fort Walton Beach. '
"(Chipola is) getting a
great player, a great ath-
lete," said Port St. Joe girls
basketball coach' Kenny
Parker. "She can do it all,
she can shoot it, she can
pass it."
Parker added that
Clemmons' growth on the
hardwood should be accel-
erated by moving up to a
national JUCO power such'
as Chipola. Because of
the breadth of her skills,
Clemmons too often had to


rein in herself during prac-
tices.
"She could just domi-
nate, it's hard to go half-
gas," Parker said, noting
that Clemmons' mettle will
be tested every day of prac-
tice with the Lady Indians.
That mettle was honed
on the playgrounds at the
old Washington High School,
where Clemmons competed
each summer with some of
the same players who were
competing for and, many
times, winning state titles
with the Port St. Joe High
boys' team.,
"It taught me how to
play hard," Clemmons said.
"It taught me to play every
game like it's a champion-
ship. I learned how to play
hard and not get stepped
on."
Every game will seem
like a championship with
Chipola, which has ended a
period of dominance by Gulf
Coast Community College
by winning the past two
state JUCO women's titles.
Chipola, which finished
31-6, finished fourth at last
year's national tournament
in Kansas.
Lane, who recently'
completed his third year
at Chipola, is seeking to
replace seven players and
sees Clemmons as a prima-
ry option at shooting guard.
The Lady Indians live
and die on their half-court
defense and LJane said
Clemmons' talents provided
a key piece of the puzzle for
next season.
S "I think she's a good
fit for us," Lane said. "Her,
size, her offensive ability,
her defensive ability, she is


a good fit.
"Her work ethic also
stands out and that's a
credit to Coach Parker and
her parents (father Terry
.Clemmons and mother
Sherri Pryor)."
Clemmons received other
offers, including one from
the University of Central
Florida, but ultimately the
exposure to Chipola and
the school's pitch closed the
deal.
Lane cited the junior
college's connection to the
Norris D. Langston Youth
Scholarship Foundation as
one positive in recruiting
Clemmons. Chipola plays
in the foundation's annual
early-season JUCO tourna-
ment and the tournament
moved last year from 'Port
St. Joe to Chipola.
"It's a positive rela-
tionship with Dr. (David)
Langston and-the Langston
Foundation," Lane said.
"With that you have positive
role models to look up to
and aspire to'be."
Clemmons said she just
hopes to find a place on the
hardwood next year with the
Lady Indians.
There are numerous.
challenges ahead, all point-
ed to a significant goal.
"I just, hope that we go
to nationals," Clemmons
said. "It's all about team.
"I just want to go out
and do what I do, hustle,
play hard and play good
'defense."
For Lane, that sounded
like music to the ears.


The Gators chomped off
a clean sweep at the District
2-1A track meet in Panama
City last week as both the
boys and girls teams cap-
tured district trophies.
On the girls side, Ellen
Manor won the 800 meters
and Arielle Bragg won the
1,600 meters, the 3,200
meters and was part of a
sweep of the pole vault,
finishing third behind win-
ner Heather Simmons and
Anisa Chaudhry, both of
Wewahitchka.
Manor was also third in
the high jump.
Meleah Lister won the
100 hurdles, was second in
the 300 hurdles and third in
the triple jump, which was
won by the Lady Gators'
Natalya Miller.
Brandi Whitfield placed
third in the 300 -hurdles


Run, Bike,

Swim for Fun
If early morning run-
ning, swimming and biking
are your thing, then mark
your calendar for Saturday,
April 22. That's when the
Beach Blast Triathlon/
Duathlon takes place in
Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill
and St. Joe Beach. All times
for the events are Central
Daylight Time.
Race packet pickup is
on Friday, April 21, at the El
Governor Motel on U.S. 98
in Mexico Beach, between
4-9 p.m.
The transition area at
Beacon Hill Park opens at
5:30 a.m. on race day, with
.registration and late packet
pick up at the same time.
The pre-race meeting, at the
starting line on the beach,
begins at 7:15 a.m. and
races start at 7:30 a.m.
The triathlon course fol-
lows a .4 mile swim in the
Gulf, a 15 mile bike race,
and a 5K run. The duathlon
course covers a 1.5 mile run
and .15 mile bike race, and
another 5K run.
Around 10:30 a.m., the
award parties begin, with
offerings of shrimp, beer and
door prizes.
On Sunday, April 23, a
leisurely 30-mile bike ride
begins, at 7:30 a.m. with
refreshments at the 15-mile
mark.
Both races are USAT
sanctioned and subject to
USAT rules. For more infor-
mation, contact the Mexico
Beach CDC at 648-8196.


and fourth in the 100 hur-
dles. Leigh Ann Mayo won
the discus, with Caitlin
Turner second and Tyra
Dupuie third. Dupuie was
also fourth in the shot put,
with Mayo third.
Danielle Stanley finished
second in the 3,200 meters,
third in the 800 meters and
third in the 1,600 meters.
Hali Harden was second in
the 100 hurdles and third
in the triple jump, The Lady
Gators won the 4 x 400
meter relay, finished sec-
ond in the 4 x 800 meters
and second in the 4 x 100
meters.
In the boys' event,
Billy Naylor won the 800
and 1,600 meters and Ben
Holley took first in the dis-
cus with Brad Udell second.
Holley was also second in
the shot put.
Chris Murphy took first
in the 3,200 meters and fin-
ished right behind Naylor in
, the 800 meters and right in
front of Daniel Chambers,
who also took fourth in the
1,600 meters.
J.J.. Roberts won the
long jump and the 200


meters and was second
in the 100 meters, while
Michael Weeks was first
in the 110 and 300 meter
hurdles.
Trey Goodwin finished
first in the high jump and
second in the triple jump,
with Tyril Baxley first in the
pole vault, Shawn Rich sec-
ond and Shane McDonald
third.
Geoffrey Manor was sec-
ond in the 1,600 and 3,20Q
meters and fourth in the
triple jump. "
Alex Jones placed fourth
in the shot put, Alex Lewis
fourth in the 300 hurdles.
Josh Lollie placed third in
.400 meters and Rich was
second in the 110 hurdles
and third in the 300 hur-
dles.
The boys won the 4 x
800 and won the 4 x 400
meter relays and were third
. in the 4 x 100 relay.
In all, nearly two dozen
athletes qualified for this!
Saturday's regional meet in
Tallahassee.


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Sponsoring Community Outreach


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
An unbroken circle was
strengthened with donated
dollars last week.
The Christian Community
Development Fund, which is
bolstered by donations from
several prominent founda-
tions, funneled some of that
money to outreach programs
around the county which are
interlinked by more than dol-
lars.
As part of its mission, the
CCDF concentrates its bud-
get on two primary planes
- housing rehabilitation proj-
ects and sponsorships for
local programs which are,


roughly 30 meals a day.
Those serves come by
referral from other churches
or organizations who work
with the handicapped and
aged populations.
North Port St. Joe
Community Choir.
Under the leadership of
Brenda Fisher, the choir,
now in its third year, brings
children ages 6-17 together
to sing while trying to keep
them away from the tempta-
tions flying at them from all
directions.
The group has performed
at a host of local events and
churches in the area.
"We see what's going on


Teen Court.
Established several years
ago, Teen Court is a diversion
program for first-time offend-
ers of minor crimes between
the ages of 10 to 17.
Student volunteers act as
prosecutors, defense attor-
neys, jurors, clerks and bai-
liffs and typically serve at
least one year with the court,
which is supervised and pre-
sided over by County Judge
Fred Witten.
Since entering the Teen
Court program is based on a
guilty plea, the jury decides
sanctions, which typically
involve volunteer hours at
several of the other programs


handful of local churches
who come together to wor-
ship through dance. The
group crosses denomination-
al (Baptist, Assembly of God,
Methodist and Catholic), eth-
nic and age boundaries.
In less than a year the
group has exploded in size,
performing at venues large
and small.
For more information
on the group go to www.
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St. Joseph Humane
Society.
An all-volunteer group
which operates with large-
ly through donation, the
Humane Society has become


and dogs currently housed
by the Humane Society, the
group, and its tireless point
person Caroline Lee, is mov-
ing toward the construction
of its own modern facility.
This is a particularly
dear one for Sealey her
dog, Rambo, came from the
Humane Society.
"If (Lee) hadn't called
me, he'd be dead by now,"
said Sealey of the German
Shepherd which had been
abandoned with a host of
physical problems.
Covenant House.
Covenant House was
established by Wilbur and
Mary Linda Butts in south-
ern Calhoun County and pro-
vides shelter and meals for a
host of folks of all ages who
have found themselves down
on their luck.
The only cost is devoted
heart and time to worship of
the Lord and the Covenant
House work crews perform
countless small construction
tasks around the community,
including providing volunteer
labor for many of the CCDF
housing rehabilitation proj-
ects.


Prophet Billy and Fay
Dixon Youth Outreach.
Four times a year the out-
reach program holds "work
days" during which teams of
youth volunteers gather to
perform small odd jobs of
need around the community,
from yard work for seniors to
household chores for those
unable to perform even sim-
ple tasks.
Churches provide the
Dixons a list of potential proj-
ects, from which to choose
each "work day."
The sponsorship money
will be used to feed the young
volunteers.
Powerhouse.
This youth ministry at
Family Life Church in Port St.
Joe is open to all children in
the community on Saturday
nights.
Youth gather for food,
Christian music, Bible read-
ings and games. Attendance
typically ranges between 65-
100 kids.
"I'd like to. encourage
other people to support these
groups," Sealey said. "They
are worthwhile causes and
there is a good mixture."


pardon the pun, pet projects
of the CCDF: animals, the
young and the elderly.
"What we'i-e trying to do
is create a unity among the
organizations," said Diana
Sealey of the CCDF. "I like
to help and that generates
help.
"What we try to do is pick
other organizations that are
doing work with young peo-
ple, with the elderly or with
animals. Those are projects
close, to my heart."
They are also organiza-
tions with overlapping mis-
sions and goals, which serve
many of the same populations
and garner strength from a
common higher power.
They are also programs
of particular interest to CCDF
officers and board members
Catherine Collier, Fred Willis,
Hiram Nix, Sandra Chafin,
Faye Dixon and Jerri Todd.
Pastors Johnny Jenkins,
Charles Gathers and Bill
Taylor also help shepherd the
group's work.
The eight organizations
or endeavors which received
$1,000 apiece last week
were:
Fishes and' Loaves
Ministry.
Fishes and Loaves oper-
ates from the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church and
has over the past four years
fed the needy.
Under the direction of
Jackie Bricker, volunteers
prepare and deliver meals
Monday through Friday at no
cost. Some folks come to the
Cook House to eat each day,
others have meals delivered.
In all, the ladies of the
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The Gulf County Sheriff's
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the months of April and May.
The safety inspection check
points will be at various loca-
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Simmons Bayou.
On 4/7 Loretta Jo Hanna,
W/F, 38 of Port St. Joe was
arrested on a violation of pro-
bation warrant and taken to
the Gulf County Jail.


On 4/8, deputies stopped
a vehicle on Hwy 71 for the
taillights 'not working. When
the deputy asked the driver
for his license he said he did
not have it with him. The
deputy asked for his name,
date of birth, when a driv-
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was no license under this
information, the driver admit-


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given a wrong date of birth.
The driver John Allen Taylor,
W/M, 30, was arrested and
charged with driving with a
license suspended or revoked
and obstruction of an officer
by disguise for intentionally
giving wrong information.
On 4/8, Anthony
Thomas Hysmith, W/M, 23,
of Wewahitchka was arrested
for driving on a suspended
drivers license.
On 4/9, a vehicle driven
by Anita Bernardez, B/F, was
stopped for having a tail-
light out. The deputy found
that when he ran her driv-
er's license he found it had
expired almost a year ago.
Ms. Bernardez was placed
under arrest for expired driv-
er's license more than six
months. During an inventory
of the vehicle some marijua-
na was found. Ms Bernardez
was also charged with pos-
session of marijuana.
On 4/10, a vehicle driven
by April Lanell Jones, W/F,
28 was stopped. Ms. Jones
admitted to the deputy that
her driver's license was.sus-
pended for failing to pay a
traffic ticket. She was placed
under arrest for driving on
a suspended driver's' license
and taken to the Gulf County
Jail.
On 4/10, deputies
responded, to a reckless
driver that had run- sever-

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deputy searched him, they
found a small bag of mari-
juana in his pocket and he
was charged with possession
of marijuana. On the way to
the jail, Mr. Reynolds became
unruly and kicked out the
rear window of the patrol
car. William Reynolds made
his first appearance the next
morning and was held with-
out bond.

PORT ST JOC POLICE
REPORT
On April 10,. 2006 at
approximately 1:00 pm,
Sidney Harris age 40 of Port
St. Joe, Florida was arrested
for driving with a suspended
license. Harris was stopped
for a traffic violation and was
found to be driving with- the
suspended license. Harris
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
On April 12, 2006 at
approximately 5:47 pm,
Raymond L. Hopps age 42
of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested on a court order
for violation of injunction
and resisting arrest. Hopps
; was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance,
On April 14, 2006 at
approximately 1:56 am,
Stephen F. Evans age 22
of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested for driving .under
the influence. causing prop-
erty damages and leaving
the scene of a traffic crash.
Evans crashed his Ivehicle
into several mailboxes ohn
Monument Avenue then left
the scene without reporting
this crash. Officers quickly
located Evans and smelled,
the strong odor of alcoholic
beverage upon his breath.

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dollars does not cover the
costs of the walking trail, the

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Evans appeared impaired by
alcohol. Officers placed him
under lawful arrest for these
violations and transported
him to the Port St. Joe Police
Department. Evans refused
to give breath samples and
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
On April 14, 2006 at
approximately 7:30 pm, Leslie
R. Scott age 42 of Port St.
Joe, Florida was arrested for
possession of cannabis and
possession of drug parapher-'
nalia. Scott was transported
to the Gulf "County Jail to
await first appearance.
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approximately 8:04 pm,
Alvaro Morales age 19 of
Montezuma, Georgia was
arrested for driving without
a license. Morales was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail
to await first appearance.
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approximately 8:36 pm,
Michelle S. Ramirez. age 37
of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested for driving under the
influence, possession of can-
nabis and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Upon.officers
making contact with Ramirez
a strong odor of alcoholic
beverage was detected on her
breath. A K-9 from the Gulf
County S heriff Department
also walked around Ramirez's
vehicle alerting to illegal
narcotics. Upon search, of-
Ramirez's vehicle officers
found both marijuana and
drug paraphernalia. Rameriz
was asked to do several road-
side sobriety assessments,
which indicated she was
impaired by alcoholic bever-
ages. Rameriz was arrested
and transported to the Port
St. Joe Police Department
where she gave breath sam-
ples.. The breath samples
indicated Ramirez was well
over the legal limit to safely
operate, a motor vehicle in
the State of Florida. Ramirez
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.

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1,000 gallons of -gray" water
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Wewahitchka activist
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What Have We REALLY Learned From Hurricanes?


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
It's now official: the
2006 hurricane season can
be worse than 2005 it all
depends.
The 2006 National
Hurricane Conference in
Qrlando just wrapped up
April 10-14, and the news
from the more than 2,000
attendees and presenters did
rot leave anyone smiling.
Leave it to Max Mayfield,
the blunt-talking, grey-
haired director of the National
Hurricane Center in Miami,
to tell it like it is. His official
statements at the National
Hurricane Conference:


"As bad as it was, we
were very lucky," said Max
Mayfield, describing the
2005 storm season that
claimed about 1,500 lives
and caused more than $100
billion in damages.
"We could say the 2006
hurricane season can't be
worse than last year, but
I'm here to convince you
it can. All it. takes is for
one major storm to hit one
community."
He reminded people
that none of the hurricanes
took direct aim at any major
population.centers. "We have
not seen the worst hurricane
season yet," Mayfield said,
stating that the strongest


winds from Katrina were on
the east side, and the greater
New Orleans area did not
experience major hurricane-
force winds.
He warned people
living on the Gulf of Mexico
and the Atlantic coasts to
prepare themselves better
for hurricanes, stressing
that the most vulnerable
people during the next
hurricane season will be the
100,000 victims of previous
hurricanes still living in
temporary housing.
He also said officials
and citizens must confront
hurricane fatigue and
motivate residents still
hurting from previous storms


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to plan in advance where to
seek safe shelter.
Mayfield cautioned
that enough has not been
mentioned about destruction
and deaths caused by
tornadoes accompanying
hurricanes, stating that it
isn't the hurricanes that
account for deaths, but the
actions taken by victims after
the hurricane has passed.
"There is no such thing
as a perfect forecast. There
is a large envelope of water
which can affect a wide area.
Models, only deal with over-
topping.
"It is impossible to
draw a line in the sand on
wind versus water. It's like
blowing on a bowl of soup,"
he explained. "If you blow
on the soup and it slops over
onto the table, is the stain
due to wind or surge?"
Backing up Mayfield's'
predictions, Colorado State
University meteorologist
Professor William Gray
and his research partner,


Bill Klotzbach, affirmed
predictions that the 2006
hurricane season will
continue the trends from
previous seasons. The
.forecast is based on a new,
extended range statistical
forecast using global data
from the past 52 years.
And, according to new
data from Florida engineer,
'cter Vickery, of Applied
Res,--ar Associates,
speaking at the conference,
Hurricane Wilma's winds
were weaker than even
federal meteorologists
thought. He based his
estimates on a combination
of various, agencies' wind
measurements and his
own computer modeling,,
which takes into account
such factors as buildings
and terrain. Other experts
reminded people that even a
minimal hurricane deserves
respect and 'the post-storm
reappraisals, lowering wind
speeds, point out just how
vulnerable we remain.


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"Don't think of this as
good news," said Kurt Gurley,
an assistant professor of civil
and coastal engineering at the
University of Florida, during
a separate presentation at
the conference. "All the
billions of dollars in insured
losses from the last few years
are due to wind speeds lower
than we thought they were."

Preparation H
(for Hurricane)
Almost half a million
people in Florida alone are
still living with blue tarps
patching rooftops, and
people all over the Gulf and
throughout southern Florida
are still living in FEMA
trailers and mobile homes.
Craig Fugate, Florida's
Emergency Management
Director, said his main
concern for this year's
hurricane season remained
the heavily populated areas
of coastal southeast Florida,.

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but he was also worried
about other parts of the state
because of the unrepaired
damages from the past two
hurricane seasons.
After discovering in the
last two years that many of
its distribution centers were
across the street from open,
functioning grocery stores,
the state of Florida plans
to shift some distribution
centers for water, food and
ice away from retail outlets
that reopen after a hurricane,
said Fugate.
Saying that the state
needed to work cooperatively
and not compete [with
retailers], he cited a need
to focus on getting relief
supplies to rural and inner-
city areas that a lot of major
retailers do not serve.
But Fugate and
emergency management
officials placed responsibility
squarely on the shoulders
of individuals, in terms of
preparation.
"We cannot have people
who could have, should have
and didn't get ready, getting
in line the very next day when
they had ample warning and
time to prepare," he said.
All officials warned
that people needed to buy
supplies well ahead of time
because when a storm
approaches, FEMA has
already contracted to take
over entire inventories that
would normally be available
in stores.
Fugate and Florida
governor Jeb Bush asked
the .state legislature to
include $500 million in .the
",2006 budget for emergency
disaster funding, with about
:$6 million of that going to
public education.
The bottom line that
Florida officials were pushing
is that everyone should take
personal responsibility for,
their own care, and the care
of their families and pets.
People should have supplies
for at least seven days, now
the generally accepted time
frame for local,- state- or
government agencies to get
aid into a community after a
storm.
Under discussion at the
conference were the logistics
and problems of serving
points of distribution, or
PODs. Figures lnow show
that for the lowest level of
storm, a POD needs at least
23 people, one forklift, power
light sets, portable, toilets,
tents, dumpsters, plus
other equipment to operate
efficiently.
To serve 5,000 people for
one day,-relief efforts need
one truckeach for water, ice,


and tarps, and half a truck
of Meals Ready to Eat, or the
infamous MREs.

You Take The High Road,
And I'll Take
Any Road I Can!
Another major topic of
discussion at the conference
was evacuation, an issue
that has been a worry in
Florida for many years.
Storm surge historically
causes the most deaths in
hurricanes, and according
to officials, the challenge
is convincing people that
there is a threat. By the
same token, as proven last
year during evacuations for


At the conference
emergency teams from
across the nation tried to
understand why, or why not,
people evacuated. All agreed
that the solution to most
evacuation problems was
getting better information to
people,
One goal from the
conference was to reduce
evacuation areas, the
number of e-'cuees, and the
number of people heading to
shelters so that resources
could focus on those most in
need of help.
Promoting to the public
,the policy of evacuating the
shortest distance possible,


- From Pag 14A


County.
"We want to try to
reinforce to the public that
it is a bad idea, if you were
not in a storm surge zone,
to begin a trek out into
the traffic to get out of the
region," he said, because
over-evacuation leads to
more problems. Roads clog
with vehicles, endangering
people stuck in gridlocked
traffic at a time when gas
supplies are limited and
weather conditions are
worsening. Evacuation
routes would move smoother
if only the people who needed
to evacuate were on them
and if those people only took
what they needed with them,
officials said.
According to Vince
Pearce, National Response


Program Manager for
the U.S. Department of
Transportation, families no
longer pile into the family
station wagon, they take
four or five vehicles and
bring along "everything and
every imaginable vehicle
with them."
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Rita, which clogged roads
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percent more people tried to


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government.
Often, said Fugate,
just moving inland to
higher ground, or leaving
mobile homes for sturdier
structures, is sufficient.
He also reiterated
that Florida will not count
exclusively on federal help in
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not always heeding their
warnings, and discussed
new plans for improving
forecasts.
Mayfield acknowledged
that people do not respond
to forecasts, they respond to
local officials.
Forecasters at the
conference were looking
for ways to .improve their
computer models they use
to predict storms, and the
National Hurricane Center
was also anticipating better
technology on additional
hurricane hunter planes,
additional funding for more
buoys, and the addition of
more hurricane specialists


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to the center's forecasting
staff, said Mayfield.
Matt Strahan, of the
Key West National Weather
Service, warned that a great
many people do not realize
they are in a storm-surge
zone. He said the most
common response he heard
after most of the Keys were
flooded last season, was "I
never knew I lived that low.
People don't know they live
only four feet above sea
level, believe- it or not," said
Strahan.

Red Cross Gives Itself
First Aid
Promising $80 million
in positive changes by
July 1, the American Red
Cross introduced a plan at
the conference to revamp
its services and improve
emergency responses to


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
Proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:


ORDINANCE NO. 2006 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY
AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSU-
ANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES
SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING A PORTION PARCEL ID #01186-000R,
10.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION. 25,
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held
at the Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday,, April 25, 2006, at 6:00
p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil
G. Costirn, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the
ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-
'ation of the. comprehensive plan amendment or-
dinance.. .













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catastrophes like Hurricane
Katrina.
"We are moving the
Red Cross from controller
to collaborator," said Jack
McGuire, the organization's
interim president and chief
executive officer. Some
changes will be in place for
this hurricane season, he
said; others are long-term
efforts.
Among the changes:
Guaranteeing that
one million debit cards
are instantly available for
families who lose everything
in a Katrina-like disaster.
Tripling warehouse
space for stockpiling
everything from food to cots
to "comfort kits" for people
facing extended stays in
emergency shelters.
Pre-positioning more
basic provisions (MREs,


cots, blankets, water) to
feed as many as one million
people daily, and to shelter
as many as 500,000 nightly,
according to Joe Becker,
senior vice president of
preparedness and response.
Decentralization of
control so that local and
state Red Cross officials can
cooperate more easily with
local and state government
officials with whom- they
have strong ties.
Increased attention
to cultural differences in
communities hit by storms.
Development of a
financial call center capable
of handling 100,000 families
perday, or one million families
in a 10-day span. The Red
Cross will use the call center
technology and serve people
on such a broad scale only
in a catastrophic situation,
such as Katrina. Criteria
for declaring a catastrophic
situation include 100,000
people requiring- financial
assistance simultaneously.
In lesser disasters, the
organization will continue to
provide its traditional, basic,
services and financial aid.
The overall goal of these
changes is to move from an
organization -that has for
years acted alone, to one
that collaborates better
not only with government
agencies, but with other
private aid groups, including
local employers, nonprofit
groups, and churches.
Support will now be
supplied by the' Red Cross,
which will identify in advance
local organizations willing to
partner with it for training,
supplies and financial
assistance.

How Do You Spell
R-E-L-I-E-F? It's Not
F-E-M-A
After 'the hurricane
conference, local emergency
managers came away with
the idea 'that they are
basically on their own and
are making plans to survive'
major disasters without the


NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT

ST. JOE CITY COMMISSION

MEETING FOR APPROVAL

OF RE-ZONING FOR A 18.7

ACRE PARCEL OF PROPERTY


The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a
public hearing to. consider adoption of an Ordinance which will
approve the Re-Zoning of an 18.7 acre parcel of property to
Commercial (C-2). The title of the Ordinance is as follows:


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO AND AMENDING THE ZON-
ING CODE; AMENDING THI CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
ZONING MAP; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ANY
CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing to consider the adoption of the Ordinance will
be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 6:00 RM. at the City of Port
St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The first reading of the Ordinance will oc-
cur at the same location on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 6:00 RM.
Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection, at,
City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

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

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


help ofthe Federal Emergency
Management Agency
(FEMA), despite promises
by the governmental group
that it will be ready, no
matter where the next major
hurricane strikes.


After the 2004-05
hurricane seasons, and
especially after Katrina,
local emergency managers
repeatedly said that

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Gee, Whiz The System

Didn't Work

One of the major discussions among emergency managers
at the 2006 National Hurricane Conference was the result of
investigations into the government's response to HUrricane
Katrina. Not surprisingly, hundreds of mistakes and problems
have come to light, according to three Katrina reports published
so far. Among them:
Government officials at all levels failed to anticipate
the severity of the storm, despite clear warnings
from the National Hurricane Center. Then those same
government officials found themselves nearly paralyzed
by breakdowns in communications, transportation, civil
order and bureaucracy.
A summary of investigative findings from the House
of Representatives, the White House, and the Government
Accountability Office (GAO) also discovered:
Inexperienced federal government executives delayed
delivery of life-saving supplies and assistance, and the
national emergency management system simply was
not up to the task.
+ Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff waited too long to activate the National
Response Plan, a blueprint for increased federal
assistance.
Then-FEMA Director Michael Brown never completed
the professional training necessary to serve as principal
federal official in charge of disaster response.
+ Katrina destroyed much of the communications
capabilities of police, fire ,and emergency management
services in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Some city and county officials were not familiar with
federal disaster assistance protocols.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana governor
Kathleen Blanco waited until 19 hours before Katrina's
landfall to issue a. mandatory evacuation order for the
city. The incomplete evacuation contributed to "deaths,
thousands of dangerous rescues, and horrible conditions
for those who remained."
Poor planning delayed delivery of medical supplies
and equipment. No government planned effectively to
evacuate medical patients.
Military assistance was initially overlooked.



NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE


The City of Port St. Joe City Commission
Proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO..

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN OF THE CITY 'OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AU-
THORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PORTIONS OF PARCEL ID
#-06076-00 R AND PARCEL ID #-03039-OOOR, 18.7
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND. LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 (WEST, AND SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 8
SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF/COUNTY, FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL AND MIXED COMMERCIAL/
RESIDENTIAL TO COMMERCIAL DISTRICT G.C.; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be
held on Tuesday, May 2, 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 will occur at
the same time and location on April 18, 2006. Copies of the
Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St.
Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.

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

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




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FEMA had been decimated
by staff cuts, particularly
in key positions, and was
too bureaucratic, especially
since being folded into the
Department of Homeland
Security. Some' at the
conferencepubliclywondered
if FEMA would even show up
in another truly catastrophic
disaster.
Department of Homeland
Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff said, "The playbook,
no matter how good it is,
doesn't work unless you are
out in the field with the team,
drilling and rehearsing before
the actual event occurs."
Among FEMA's plans
are placing more workers
in high-risk areas, holding
regional field exercises before
hurricane season, and having
more rapid responders closer
to hurricane strike zones.
According to Chertoff, there
will be five regional hurricane
preparedness exercises
along the Gulf Coast to test
community readiness.
He also plans to appoint
individuals from FEMA to
key states (hurricane prone
states) who will be directly
responsible for the. federal
response in that state.
Chertoff admitted at the
conference that his agency
failed to properly integrate
FEMA into' Homeland
Security before the Katrina
disaster, but told attendees
that it would be "a mistake
to now remove FEMA and
make it a separate agency."
Before the development
of the Department of
Homeland Security after the
Sept. 11, 2001 bombings in'
New York City, FEMA was an
autonomous, cabinet-level
agency, and returning it to
this former status has been
a popular rallying cry within
the emergency management
community.
But David Paulison,
acting director of FEMA,
said at the conference that
;the agency, was "going to
work hard to better integrate
FEMA with the other
divisions within Homeland
*Security."
He also told attendees
-that FEMA would be
nearly up to full strength
*personnel-wise before, the
start of hurricane season,
,although that meant hiring
:anadditional 400-500 people
in the next six weeks to fill
long-vacant positions.
: Other measures Paulison-
outlined for repairing
FEMA's problems included
,buying equipment to track
commodities such as food
and water to know where


they are and when they've
arrived after a storm, to
improve communications,
and to streamline contracting
procedures.
But both Chertoff
and Paulison emphasized
that local governments
held the lion's share of
responsibility for 'providing
safety and security for its
citizens, saying that local
governments have to develop


ourselves, the les' pain and
suffering we will have after."
Paulison echoed
Chertoff, saying residents
need to take responsibility
for their own safety, that
it is up to individuals and
families as well as state and
local governments.
Chertiff did, however,
single out the oil industry,
citing the problems that
communities may have in


can pump fuel and nothing
moves.
Local emergency
managers from all over
Florida took these statements
as a warning, and said they
planned to set their strategies
as if they were doing it all
alone.
"Don't worry about what
the federal government is
doing, folks. Worry about
what you are doing locally.
Worry about what you
are doing in the states.
Remember, there are more of
you than there are of them,"


If You Want Something Done Right, Then...

Forget the federal, and maybe state government, let private industry
handle it. That's the new reality in hurricane response and preparedness.
Once the domain of government and charitable relief groups, hurricane
and other disaster preparation, relief and aid have become a booming billion-
dollar industry that has been growing for several years, but exploded after
the 2004 hurricane season. Witness the change at the annual National
Hurricane Conference, held April 10-14 in Orlando.
According to coordinator Terri Besse, 15 years ago the conference had 30
exhibitors. This year 170 companies and groups paid $1,500 for booths for
two and one-half days, hawking everything from self-heating food packets
to enhanced portable cell phone towers. Booths promoted software for
emergency managers, portable showers and cots, individual weather stations,
generators, chain saws, debris hauling, and engineering firms. just to name
a very few.
Additionally, 16 companies spread out over half the hotel parking lot with
larger equipment towers, RVs and portable bathrooms. Forty more companies
were on a waiting list.
Even the American Red Cross is working on a long-term logistics system
with Wal-Mart. according to Joe Becker. a Red Cross official. The organization
also plans to hire churches and other community groups to run shelters.
Max Mayfield. National Hurricane Center director. was pleased. "I'm so
totally convinced that the government can't do this on its own." he said.


emergency plans, determine
evacuation routes, provide
public transportation for
those who can't evacuate
themselves, and to set up
and stock local shelters with
relief supplies.
Calling it a team effort,
Chertoff challenged local and'
business communities to
improve their planning and,
response efforts. "Preparing'
for a hurricane is not solely
in the hands of government,"
he said, and that Homeland
Security has "no interest
in superceding or pushing
aside the local.response."
Local and state
responders are more attuned
to the needs and concerns of
the residents they serve, he
'continued.- "Any individual
who is able to evacuate
has the moral and civic
responsibility to evacuate.
The more we do to prepare


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beginning their recovery
efforts when there is no
access to gasoline, saying
that if the gas stations do not
have generators, then no one


said Fugate.

Pot Calls The Kettle Black
In an ironic situation,
Michael Brown, the former


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:


ORDINANCE NO. 2006 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PUR-
SUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STAT-
UTES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING A PORTION PARCEL ID #03323-
165R, 10.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF
LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 8,
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held
at the Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at'6:00
p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the
ordinance is' available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-
ation of the comprehensive plan amendment or-
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FEMA director who was
so soundly criticized and
ridiculed after his botching
of the Katrina relief effort,
attended the conference as
a representative of the Redi-
Alert sign company, working
the company booth and
talking about the need for
warning signs.
When asked about
FEMA's plan to place FEMA
representatives in key
hurricane-prone states,
Brown said it was not nearly
enough. "There is not going
to be change until Congress
has the willpower to pull
FEMA out of the Department
of Homeland Security," said
Brown. "I believe what we've
witnessed today [Chertoff
and Paulison's speeches to


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NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT

ST. JOE CITY COMMISSION

MEETING FOR APPROVAL OF

VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION

OF PROPERTY

The City of Port St. Joe City Commission
Proposes to hold a public hearing to consider adoption of an
Ordinance which will consider action on a Petition for Voluntary
Annexation of property into the City of Port St. Joe. The title of
the ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE VOLUNTARY
ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS ADJACENT TO THE
SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE CITY LIMITS; PROVID-
ING A LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE LANDS TO EE AN-
NEXED; PROVIDING FOR THE REDEFINING OF CITY
BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE SAID LANDS; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE,
DATE.

The property to be annexed is located generally in Section 18,:
Township 8 South, Range 10 West, and Section 13, Township 8
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. A complete legal'
description of the property by metes and bounds measurements
and a copy of the ordinance can be obtained at the Clerk's of-
fice.

"The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be.
held on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 6:00 RM. 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 will occur at
the same time and location on April 18, 2006. Copies of the
Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St.'
Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe,'
Florida 32456.

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

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









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the conference attendees] is
the final nail in the FEMA
coffin."
Brown also said he
believed the new plan would
make FEMA even slower,
saying that FEMA already
had regional directors "out
there," and it was just adding
more bureaucracy." "I think
it makes it worse," he said.
Fugate wondered who
would be in charge, after
hearing of the plan. "Either
the federal coordinating
official is the person that's
responsible for coordinating
the federal response, or the
principal federal official," he
observed. "We think there's
one too many people out
there."


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Money and Crosswalks on Tap in Mexico Beach City Council Meeting


ByMarie Logan
Star Staff Writer
At the April 11 dity council
meeting for Mexico Beach,
several items regarding the
city's budget and proposed
projects were brought up by
both audience and council.
As first order of business,
Mayor Chuck Risinger
recognized Diane Epple, the
city's Emergency Services
Unit officer who oversees
the ESU crew and their
continuous training, as the
city's outstanding employee.
She received a certificate and
a small check in recognition
for her services.
As the floor was opened
to the audience, Bill Stroud,
a resident of Mexico Beach,
asked why. no financial
reports had been issued at
the council meetings for the
last several months. Risinger
replied that the decision to
remove financial reports from
the meetings was a "valid
decision on our part," that
the council needed to address
issues concerning the general


fund. "We always want to give
you the facts," said Risinger,
saying "well look at it in two
weeks."
Stroud asked about
the status of PBS&J
Environmental Engineers,
which had been. operating
out of a home along U.S.
98, in spite of Planning
and Zoning Board and city
council decisions to deny
them permission to use the
residence as a business.
Stroud cited Ordinance 514,
saying that it was much more
liberal than the city's low
density requirement (LDR).
Risinger replied that the
council wanted to "address
all the needs of the city," that
the PBS&J question involved
"professional office space,
which we don't have," so the,
city did not enforce the zoning
ban.. However, he said that at
the previous week's meeting,
the council discovered that
there was no way, to allow the'
company to work from the
house so "we have proceeded
with enforcement," and that


Ordinance 514 was now null
and void.
Peggy Wood, owner
of the Driftwood Inn,
publicly thanked the city's
Department of Public Safety
for their handling of the
death of two elderly guests of
the Driftwood, the Resens, on
March 25 in a traffic accident.
She stated that she was "still
on a crusade to get crosswalks
and lower the speed limit in
town."
Connie Risinger, wife of
the mayor and spokesperson
for the Mexico Beach Civic
Association, announced that
the organization was now
duly registered with the state.
She reported the group's talks
with Florida Department of
Transportation in trying to
get the speed limit in town
permanently lowered to 35
mph, and to get crosswalks
along U.S. 98.
According to Risinger,
FDOT had no objection to
crosswalks, but after a second
study of traffic in town,
finished in March, declared
that the current traffic flow
did not warrant lowering the
speed limit permanently from
45 mph .to 35 mph, except
during the summer season,
which has been standard
operating procedure for
years.
Five crosswalks, however,
had actually been approved
one week prior to the death.opf,
the Resens. Crosswalks have
been proposed and approved
at 37th Street, between the
boat ramp and the city pier:
at 21st Street across from the
Driftwood Inn; at 15th Street,
connecting to the dedicated
public beach access; at 8th
Street connecting to Toucan's;
and at 5th Street.
Signs have been
ordered for placement at
each crosswalk and will"
arrive in about six weeks.
When the signs arrive, the
actual crosswalks x\itl be
painted onto U.S. 98. The
addition of blinking lights'
at each crosswalk was also


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discussed.
After council. member
Robert Ginsberg read the
Florida statute stating that
pedestrians in the crosswalk
had the right-of-way, council
member Al Cathey voiced
concerns over the idea, citing
the lack of control the city
had over the state highway.,
He added that most cities that
have crosswalks do not have
this type of problem, and that
common sense rarely prevails
when people try to cross ithe
highway.
Chief of Public Safety
Brad Hall also expressed
concern, stating that the
statute governing right-of-
way in crosswalks was "very
vague," and that U.S. 98
was a connector highway,
i\lth people from all over the
nation using it, especially
during, the summer. "They
really have i no rights," said
Hall. "We [Mexico Beach
police] will watch it as much


as we can, but we can only do
so much with the resources.
we have.. It's going to be an
educational process and it
will take a while."
In other business:
Ordinance 515, .a
sexual predator law, was
given its first reading by title
only. It covers where a sexual
predator may live in Mexico
Beach, along. the lines of
several other sexual predator
laws passed recently by
surrounding, municipalities
in Bay and Gulf Counties.
A motion was made,
seconded and passed with no
comment from 'the audience
regardingthe city'spayment of
$12,900 to'the Transportation
Planning Organization for'
trolley service- to .-,,Mexico
Beach.
Council member Gary
Woodham wanted the
citizens to know that this
topic had been discussed in
pre-meetings, and if by the


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that it was "not a question ol
funds, but whether we want
to spend the funds."
Risinger then took thafi
moment to announce that the
unrestricted funds to date
amounted to $389,057.67,
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Flack's response to
another council member'}
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was correct, "that is aftec
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through today."
The.vote to enter the one
Year commitment for $12,900
was passed, four to, one;
with Cathey voting no. The
subsequent motion to amend
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. made. seconded and passed;
with Cathey still voting no.
Flack reported that th
city was now fully, staffed,
except for one police officer,
.and Hall replied that is was
not from a lack of trying, but
that a shortage of personnel
in this'area was not unusual'
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received numerouscomplaint.
from people about drivers
passing on the right as people
stopped for' left hand turns;
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problem with this illegal act..
Hall also told the audience
,that FDOT was removing the'
giant agave plant blocking
drivers' view at 42nd Street;
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Art


completion, line the easels
inside Wiesener's studio,
located just a short jaunt from
his home, which Yazzy guards
with tiger-like ferocity.
Yazzy is a bounding
standard poodle, and
Wiesener has captured his
larger than life personality.
Dog Dreams contains
Freudian images that convey
Yazzy's innermost longings
- a petting hand, a squirrel fit
for chasing, a globe that has
become a water bowl.
Another depicts his love
of the outdoors. The title: A
Dog on a Log in a Fog.
This is Wiesener's first
foray into poodle art.
In the last year, Wiesener


From Page 1A

has noticed that he draws
animal forms with increasing
frequency.
He believes his spirit is
mellowing, leading him to
paint poodles and ducks and
his late pet hen, Black Mama,
who died heroically while
defending her chicks from a
possum attack.
German Expressionist
Karl Zerby, Wiesener's mentor
at Florida State University,
also painted animal images
in his later life, and Wiesener
believes the connection is
worth pursuing.
He comes dangerously
close to sounding like an
art critic when he declares:
"That's what old painters do.


They paint animals."
The Art of Everyday Things
Poodles have a place in
Wiesener's art. So do colorful
assemblages of fruits and
vegetables.
In the studio, still lifes
abound. Drawings depict a
halved cabbage, fruit resting
near a mixer, a bowl of
strawberries.
The images are deceptively
simple. Look closer, and you'll
see a master's touch.
"My images are essentially
built," noted Wiesener. "All of
the strokes that I put in there,
I actually count. I know what
I'm doing."
In his work, Wiesener
elevates common objects
above the realm of the
ordinary.
"I try to give everything
as much importance as I can,
even if it's a simplistic object,
or something you take for
granted," he
said.
Finding
beauty in
unlikely places
is a hallmark of
Wiesener's art
and life.
In 2000,
he and his
wife, Frances,
bought their
100-year old
Carrabelle
home on
a summer
vacation whim.
When they I
drove through
Carrabelle,
the handmade
For Sale
sign caught
Wiesener's eye, One of sever
and he was
charmed.
"I think we need this
house," he told his wife.,


n


A widely beloved former
schoolteacher occupied
the house, which Wiesener
admired for its warm,
inviting feeling, if not for its
architectural precision.
"There's not a straight
place in it," he said.
Miss Universe, Meet Laser
Tag
Wiesener arrived in
Carrabelle with a colorful
artistic past.
He had been an associate
professor of art at the
University of Tennessee, but
left after 10 years, citing a
lack of inspiration and back
pain.
He retreated to his
Knoxville geodesic dome
home and settled into an
early retirement.
He left the dome when a
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Leon Wiesener stands in his Carrabelle studio, flanked by two
portraits of his poodle, Yazzy.


mirend from Arkansas offered of Tripoli.
him a professorship at a There, he taught art to
school run by the leading seventh and eighth
grade students and
marveled at the school's,
77 nationalities.
He enjoyed thejob's
perks, the huge salary
and, free air travel. He
cursed then President
Ronald Reagan
when his escalating
battle against Libyan
commander in chief
Muammar al-Qadhafi
forced him back to
Knoxville.
Wiesener had not
been home long when
Miss Universe came
calling.
Pageant organizers
sought an artist who
could realize the vision
of a Los Angeles based
set designer, who
drawings in Leon Wiesener's poodle series imagined towering
pine trees running
West African oil companies the length of a 60 by 120-foot
Wes Aricn companies, set
located in the Libyan capitol When they showed
When they showed


Wiesener a previous artist's
attempt, he asked them if he
wanted them to fix it or begin
anew.
They asked him when he
could start.
Wiesener served as the
pageant's resident artist for
15 years, from 1981-1996,
until Donald Trump bought
the franchise and replaced all
the employees with his own
people -from New York City.
Fortunately for Wiesener,
laser tag had gained
unprecedented popularity in
the U.S., and he knew the
game's creators.
They hired him to design
sets for venues throughout
the northeast and Alaska,
and he founded the company
Knoxville Scenic Paint (KSP) to
handle the steady workload.
Laser tag was more than
a game of bulletless shoot-
'em-up; it was an experience.
Wieserler interpreted
canned scenarios such as,

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Wiesener sketched this portrait of his artist friends, Tom and
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luminescent paint that glowed
neon under black lights.
SA In addition to the laser
tag shows, KSP designed
ne has knock-down stages for rock
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Wiesener.
In the .company's final
years, Wiesener had a little
fun with the name.
He changed the acronym
from Knoxville Scenic Paint
to Knoxville Standard Poodle,
and used the new alias to
order dried lambs' ear snacks
for Yazzy.
Analyze This
Wiesener is primarily
a figurative painter, but he
takes frequent side roads into
the land of the abstract.
B- His varied life experiences
provide abundant
S inspiration.
In the late 1960s,
Wiesener participated in
peace demonstrations and
id Models actively campaigned for civil
rights.
His youthful activism
left him disenchanted, and
he has come. to regard life as
iry... a vicious circle, where true
progress is impossible.
"You come to the
realization that nothing
changes. We've all done this
Ftt! before, we'll do this again,"
nt!" lamented Wiesener.
He turned to -satire, a
genre that befits his humor
and flair for the absurd.
In the front of his studio,
two satirical pieces rest
partially obstructed by a pair
of wooden easels. .
ble at The pieces are
prosceniums, elaborate boxes
traditionally used by theater
companies to visualize a set
in three dimensions.
The complex tableaus
satirize American politics and
a moral decline that Wiesener
likens to the fall of Rome.
'In ITe Flo,.s.!r.cfA merica,
nts. a large disen-bodied hand
feeds a string through one of
e. two molds 6f the artist's teeth.
I. A large model ship sinks in
mily. the background, and ant-
t. 100 sized people loiter aimlessly
in the foreground.
According to WViestener,
298 the gnashing teeth represent
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people become very small
relative to government."
Substitute the sinking
ship for America, and you
have the idea.
Heroes as Models, and
Models as Heroes depicts
a series of featureless clay
figures with speech balloon
heads.
The balloons contain
common instances of
butchered English, such as
"Me and him are going" and
"I ain't got none of." Each is
stamped in red with the word
"acceptable."
The *piece skewers
America's shallow choice
of heroes, whom Wiesener
believes have "diluted parts
of language and
education."
I T hou g h
he describes
the works as
assemblages
of symbols
that relate to a
central theme,
he acknowledges
that he alone
possessesthetrue
interpretations.
"I'm the only,
one who knows
what they mean."
said Wiesener.
But he is not
possessive when
it comes to ideas.
Wiesener ^t:ls-.
wants' his art
to engage and
inspire, and he
is content to let I.MA
others fill in the
blanks. L


"I'd much rather create
a kind of feeling about
something and let you, the
viewer, be responsible for
some of the translation," he
said.
Just Practicing
Wiesener leaves the music
on all day in his studio.
When he enters the
building, he skips the warm-
up and plunges headlong into
his work.
Though many of his
drawings appear complete,
Wiesener notes that nothing
is ever truly finished.
"Wh t you do tonight or
today haZ nothing to do with
what you see tomorrow," he
said.
New days bring new


perspectives, and he
continuously incorporates the
changes into his drawings.
Wiesener is not
sentimental about his work
He does not have extensive
archives and doesn't dwell on
past achievements.
He defines all his artistic
endeavors as "practice,"
chances to explore new
techniques, and maybe one
day stumble upon greatness.i
"I'm not an artist... I'm a
painter until I make that firsI
piece of art and that's not,
my job to determine it. One of,
those stupid art historians will
do that," grinned Wiesener. ?
"They'll say, 'He was iri
his blue period."'
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Under brilliant
bunny skies with
moderate tem-
peratures it was
all about the kids
on Saturday morning around
Port St. Joe.
The annual Easter Egg
Hunt was held on the grounds
of the state Constitution Park
in Port St. Joe while across
town at the- Port St. Joe
Marina the annual "Kids Win
Fishing" Tournament offered
young anglers the chance for
some face time and a trophies
and other prizes.
Those children who
scoured the Constitution Park
clean of plastic eggs, who
participated in sack races
and egg-in-the-spoon sprints,
were all winners, with plenty
of goodies inside the eggs and
the Easter Bunny on hand
for laughter at least for
most youngster, though a few
weren't sure and pictures.
Both events drew dozens
of children and crowds of
spectators, family and friends,
as can be seen throughout
this section of this week's
paper.
On this page and Page
16B, readers will find the
sights from the Kids Win
Fishing Tournament. Also


included on this page is a list
of winriers from the tourna-
ments, though sorting -xin-
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challenge on a beautiful day
for being outside and on the
water'
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Fishing Tournament courtesy
of Debbie Hooper and Tim
Croft
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this section, we offer snap-'
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First place (tie) Dell
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Bay St. Joseph Celebrates Easter

Residents of Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation Center
celebrated Easter early this year with a fun-filled celebration
last Friday afternoon. -
. Accompanied by Bay St. Joseph staff and area children,
residents played games, sipped homemade lemonade and kept
the sun off their faces with festive Easter bonnets.
The Easter Bunny served as master of ceremonies.


Covenant Hospice is now
accepting registration for its
summer Camp Monarch ses-
sions, to be held June 10 and
July 15. Camp Monarch is a
day camp for bereaved chil-
dren, ages 5 through 15, who
have recently lost a loved one,
or who may be anticipating a
loss. Registered campers will
enjoy games and team build-


Annual Kemp

Family Reunion

The Annual Kemp Family
Reunion, will be held on
Sunday May 7, at Wetappo
Creek on highway 22. All
friends and relatives, please
come early for some good fel-
lowship and fun. All relatives
please bring a picnic lunch
for your family and one more
person.,
Ice, plates, cups and forks
will be furnished.Lunch will
be served at 12:30 CST. Cash
prizes for 50.30 & 20 dollars
will be drawn for at 2:00 CST.
Also prizes for oldest man
,woman and baby. Must be
present to win.Please bring
family pictures for display.
Also we. will be taking family
pictures for our annual fam-
ily album. See you there.


ing activities and have the
opportunity to socialize with
peers in similar situations.
Camp Dates:
Saturday, June 10
8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Location: Covenant
Hospice and Seacrest
Wolf Preserve (in Chipley)
Description: Interact with
real wolves including partici-
pation in a "howling session!"
Enjoy a Native American Flute
presentation with storytell-
ing and authentic costumes.
Shuttle transportation will
be provided from Covenant
Hospice to the Preserve and
back. Breakfast and lunch is
also included.
Saturday, July 15
11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Location: Boatyard
Restaurant and Pirate Ship
(Panama City Beach)
Description: Meet at the
Boatyard for a complimentary
lunch and then board the
pirate ship from the dock.
Kids will enjoy an outing on
the gulf complete with games
and a real treasure hunt.
"The camps offer an
opportunity for fun and heal-
ing and to be with, other kids
who have had a loss," said
Sarah Jackson, bereave-
ment specialist for Covenant
Hospice.
The camps are offered
free of charge, thanks to the
generous support of the com-
munity. Application and
registration is required.
Please call Sarah Jackson
or Christina Coates at 785-
3040.

Relay for Life

The Star newspaper's
Relay for Life team will be
selling hotdogs, hamburgers,
& drinks on Saturday, April
22, from 1.1 to 2 -p.m. in
front of the Piggly Wiggly td
raise money for the American
Cancer Society. Funds raised
go into research and finding
a cure. The annual Relay for
Life will be held at Frank Pate
park on May 5th.


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Linda Rineer and the late
Ronald Rineer of Valdosta,
GA announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Erica
A. Rineer to Jim P. Norton,
son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles
Norton of Port St. Joe, FL
The bride-elect is a grad-
uate of Lowndes High School
and a graduate of Valdosta
State University with a BS in
Marketing. Her fiance is a
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a graduate of
Troy University with a BS in
Political Science and an MS
in education and Faulkner
School of Law.
A May 18 wedding is
planned onboard a cruise
ship to the Bahamas. A
reception will follow in the
Piano Lounge. Invitations
will be sent.


De'quan and Princess
Likely Brigham together with
their parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ray
Likely and Mr. & Mrs. Cedrick
Brigham, joyously announce
the reaffirmation of their wed-
ding vows on Saturday, April
39 at 3:00 p.m. at the New
Bethel A.M.E. Church; 145
Avenue C, Port St. Joe. No
local invitations are being
sent, however all friends are
cordially invited to come and
join this celebration of love.


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April 18 thru Friday 21 between the hours 6f 10 a.m, thru 4
p.m. The Reserve will be giving out FREE Coastal and Wetland
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with the plants. The plants will be handed out on first come
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4-H Tropicana



Speaking Contest
On April 11, twenty-two of Wewahitchka Elementary's
4th, 5th, and 6th grade students participated in the 4-H
Tropicana Speaking contest. The 4th.and 5th grade students
who participated were Alexa Allison, Lino Anuciacion, Shelby
Armstrong, Seth Goodwin, Cole Harper, Hunter Jordan,
Abriale Kemp, Nicole Owens, Katie Parker, and Shelby Wood.
The 6t graders were Kaitlyn Gaskin, Bryce Gerber, Taylor
Husband, Christia Johnson, Donia Lanier, Trent McGill, Trey
McGill, Bridgette Myers, Amber Norris, Dustin, Pratt, Alicia
Sellars, and Gregory White.
Pictured are the winners in the two divisions.


4th and 5th grade. (from left to right) Gold medal (1st place)
Alexa Allison, Silver medal (2nd place) Shelby Wood, and Bronze
medal (3rd place) Cole Harper


News Column


We are literally days
away from the end of another
wonderful school year. We
are planning graduations and
awards days. Stay tuned
and be on the lookout for
announcement sheets and
newsletters from your child's
teacher or from the office.
Faith Christian School
helped collect about
$1800.00 for victims of hur-
ricane Katrina during last
year's Scallop Festival. The
students and families of
FCS collected gifts to give
to Samaritan's Purse and
Operation Christmas Child
in December of 2005. Now
we are collecting money to
send our older students to
Belle Glade, Florida (near the
Everglades) on a relief mis-
sion trip.
Here is how it works.
Students (and moms and
dads) bring in their change
and put it in the mission's
jars on the teacher's desks.
Students also have the privi-
lege to pay a dollar if they want
to dress down on Fridays.
This money (and other gifts)
will go to the work in south
Florida. This mission trip
will be May 18th through 23rd.
Please be in prayer.


faith Christian School

Progress Reports went
home this week. The stu-
dents need to have these
signed and returned as soon
as possible.
Please be in prayer for
FCS as we continue the pro-
cess of hiring a new admin-
istrator. We are also looking
for new teachers. If you know
of someone please send them
by for an application.
Applications and regis-
tration forms for the 2006-
2007 school year are in the
office. We already have wait-
ing lists, but do not hesitate
to sign-up anyway. Often
the length of the waiting list
shrinks quickly. This year we
will have only one class for K-
3 through middle .school.
Our church motto is
"Serving 'the Changeless
Christ... to Change Hearts
in a Changing Community."
This, community is chang-
ing before our very eyes.
Faith Bible Church and Faith
Christian School are prepar-
'ing for these changes with
our new and almost complet-
ed multi-purpose center. But
remember Jesus Christ and
the message of the Gospel do
not change


Peacebuilders of the Week
PreK-Trey Cumbie, K-Xaiver Coachman, 1st grade-Jade Catrett,
2nd grade-Sophia Harrison, 3rd grade-Chelsea Kuhlman, 4th grade-
Sydney Owens, and 5th grade-Carley Clements


Gulf Coast Workforce


Board Annual Dinner
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board will hold their annual
dinner on Thursday, April 20, 2006, to recognize staff and
participants of the board's various service provider partners
who run workforce programs Gulf Coast Community
College, Royal American Management, Bay District Schools,
Gulf County School District, Franklin County School District
and Friends of the Franklin County Public Library. These pro-
grams are funded by federal and state funds which are used to
assist participants in Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties.
Further information can be obtained by calling 913-3285
or by mailing Donna Williams of the Gulf Coast Workforce
Board at dwilliams@gcwb.org


6th Grade Gold medal (Ist place) Bryce Gerber, silver medal
(2nd place) Kaitlyn Gaskin, Bronze medal (3rd place) Taylor
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back row: Autumn Merriel, Lacey Strickland, lan Frost and Ivan
Leonard

PSJ Living History Speech Contest
Port St. Joe Middle School sixth grade students recently
competed in a "Living History" speech contest. All students
participating were judged on their presentation with the top
three students from each class moving on to the final round of
competition.
After the speeches were given and the scores were tallied,
Michelle Hiscock placed first as Amelia Earhart, Blaine Bush
placed second as Christopher Columbus, and Kaley Wilder
placed third as Jesus. Michelle and Blaine will go on to compete
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Applications are now
available for anyone inter-
ested in joining BETA Club.
You must have a 3.5 grade
point average for the first
three 9-week grading periods
and a good discipline record.
Applications can be picked
up in the front .office.
School will not be held
April 14-17 due to Easter
Break. Happy Easter!
Our Century Program
Scholars will attend a field trip
to Tallahassee on Thursday,
April 20 to visit the campuses
of TCC, FAMU, and FSU.
Progress reports for this
grading period will be sent
home on Monday, April 24th.
Your child will also bring
home an FCAT folder. This
folder has information con-
cerning the FCAT and web
sites. Please use this folder to
store FCAT reports and your
password to access the www.
fcatparentnetwork.com site.
Your password was mailed to
you on Monday, April 10th.
We will have dismissal at
11:50 on Wednesday, April
26 due to teacher inservice.
Our next reward activity
for those students with no
office referrals is the presen-
tation of "Dracula" on Friday,
April 28 at 10:00 am in the
gym. Parents are invited .to
attend.
May 1-5 is Early College
Awareness Week at Port St.
Joe Middle School.
You can now go online
and view the reading list for
accelerated reader, lunch
menu and school calendar
are located on the Port St.
Joe Middle School web site.
Go to www.gulf.kl2.fl.us ,
click on PSJMS (on the right
hand side) and check out the
menu and important dates.
Here is your link htp:
search.epnet.com/ to an
online library of full text arti-


cles and other materials to
be used for research. The
subscription has been funded
this year by the Gulf County
Education Foundation to
benefit students and 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 Center 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-
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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.

School's In Session
Drive With Caution!


Hadassah


"The Story of Esther"

The Musical Theatre students of Port St. Joe High School,
under the direction of Ann Comforter, will be presenting
Hadassah the story of Esther, on Tuesday evening April 2511
at 6:00 pm EDT in the high school commons area. This will
be the first serious drama that the high school students have
prepared.
After the students read the book, Hadassah aloud, and
enjoyed the historical presentation of all aspects of Persian
history by Mrs. Linda Wood, they began to work on the script.
In small groups they determined the main characters, the dia-
logue, the settings and the scenes, and then the preparation
of the actual script began.
The cast includes: Elizabeth Kilbourn, Hadassah: Zac
Norris, King Xerxis; Jeremy Couch, Mordecai; Tom Boone,
Haman; Kelly Geoghagan, Rachel; Jonathan Davidson,
Jesse; Jimmy Curry, Memucan, Kevin Quaranta, Hegai;
Katie Burdeshaw, Misgath, Amber Ropelis, Zeresh; Cordaryl
Hutchinson, Daniel Welch and Telisa Register as guards. The
student director is Amy Brockman and George Kelly is the
sound technician.
You are cordially invited to attend our production of
Hadassah.
The admission cost is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for stu-
dents.


Jonathan Davidson, Cordaryl Hutchinson, Tom Boone, Jeremy
Couch, Elizabeth Kijbourn, Zac Norris, Jimmy Curry, Daniel Welch,
and Telisa Register.



PSJHS Prom Preview

IT'S PROM TIME!! This year the Junior Class of Port St.
Joe High School is hosting its First Annual Prom Preview Tour
on April 22, 2006. Hours will be 6:30 p.m. until 7:3b p.m.
For only $1.00 admission, you can.walk through the centen-
nial building and experience the atmosphere of prom night.
Come out and take the tour, then sit back and watch the limos
arrive and see the lovely gowns and handsome tuxes walk the
red carpet.' Concessions will be, sold by the Sophomore class
to get a head start on the 2007 prom.


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Gospel Choir Celebrate


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY COMFORTER COSTING & COSTING Rish, Gibson, Scholzniv
FUNERAL HOME LAW OFFICES & Groom, P.A. ten-year Anniversary
FUNERALOME W. P."Rocky" Comforter PCharlesA. Costinate WilliamJ.Rish, homasS.Gibson, Gospel Spring Fling, a musical worship service,
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(850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211 Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. Guest choirs and soloists
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FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Wrship: 7:00 p.m.
ni All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWhitty
Minister ofMMuic/luth
Deborah L syl ie s
Director of Children ministries "


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


Mike Westbroo
Pastor


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


church of Christ'
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem



We meet at ~ 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am STr,
Sunday Worship 11:00am.EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
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St. Joseph Parish
20th 4 Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EDT:
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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first Curch of the Nazarehe
2420 Long .venue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


'Sunday School... .. .. .. 10 a.m.
'Surii.iv Morning Worship ...... 11 a.m.
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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SudqWorshipServi(es:8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a m, CST:
Sudq Stoole: 10:45 am. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Melhodistii h ch
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


family life (hulh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


'Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Avenue Port St.


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Hwy. 98


Reid Ave.
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",The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00.a.m. CT.
Sunday Worship 10:001 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT


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


BLongAvenue Baptist Church ..-it.

Where Faith, Family r" ...

friendship arefoun ...
7Ie Substitute...The Easter holiday has sure been a good one! Hopefully, you & your
family were encouraged e tenrichedvwith the good news of Jesus Christ's victory over sin &
-death. His victory becomes our victory when we trust in Him, as our only. hope of salva-
'tion. ',
S His death "on the cross was in our place as our substitute. He willingly took on our
'sin & bore its penalty. But, Christ's work on the cross wasn't unfair it was God's love in'
action!
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691
Worship on Sunday: 10:30am Bible Study on Sunday ; Worship on Wednesday:
and :0.0pm '9:15am and 6:00prn 7:00pm 18494


Fishes and Loaves

Feeding Ministry

Fishes and Loaves is an
Outreach Feeding Ministry,
which has been operat-
ing through Oak Grove
Assembly of God for the
past four years. This min-
istry is under the direction
of Jackie Bricker.
Volunteers from the
church prepare and deliv-
er meals Monday through
Friday at no cost to the
recipient. Those who are
able to get out can conie
to the Cook House to eat
each day. Those served
through this ministry come
by referral through the local
churches, home health, or
from other various com-
munity organizations from
the aged, handicapped and
elderly. This has proven
to be a tremendous bless-
ing, not. only to the ones
being 'served, but especially
to those doing the serving.
The ladies prepare approxi-
mately 30 meals each day.


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the Minister of Music, Herbert Beard invite everyone to share
in the excitement of this occasion. The church is located at
the corner of Avenue C and Highway 98.


If You Care
Jonah was a good man, but he was like we are today.
He witnesses to those he wanted-to, but wouldn't go out
of his wa%.
God sent him to Nineveh, but he went the other way.
Does that sound like something, we might do today?
All of us are a little prone, to not get out of our comfort
zone.
Jonah didn't want to preach to the enemies of his day.
That hasn't changed much, we're about the same way.
The main thing is Jesus died for us all.
Ii you're born again, that is your call.
He says we're to witness to all who are lost.
It matters not, if they're friend or foe witness for Him, He
paid the cost.
The love He showed, when He went to the cross, should
touch the heart of everyone that's lost.
If you know someone who is lost or maybe never hears, get
*your bible or a tract and share with -them God's Word.
You might win some and then you might not.
If you really care just give it your best shot.
. Billy Johns'on
Pastor Appreciation Day

The ChiArch Of God In Highland View will be honoring
Pastor Tim Bailev on Sunday, April 23rd. After the morning
service we will ha'e a covered dish lunch.
Everyone is invited to cone join the congregation in this
time of celebration.
There will be no night sen-ice.


'Wilson Funeral Home
Orin William ,was in charge of these

Schoelles arrangements.


Orin Schoelles, 84, of
St. Joe Beach, died April 16.
He was born December 16,
1921 in Apalachicola. He
proudly served his country
47 years as a radio officer in
the Merchant Marines. Orin
was a longtime resident of
Bay and Gulf Counties.
He is preceded in death
by his wife of 57 years,
Christine Branch Schoelles.
He was the much beloved
father of 4 children, includ-
ing son Chris of Prague,
Czechoslovakia, Dianne
Wallace and husband,
Jerry, of Palm Harbour,
Joni Knox of St. Joe Beach,
Marjorie Schoelles and hus-
band. Tony Grossman of
Reno, NV.
His grandsons also
survive Orin, Joseph
Humphrey of Westerville,
Ohio. Shane Knox of St. Joe'
Beach, and a great-grand-
daughter. Adaline Rose
Humphrey of Westerville,
Ohio. Special friends of
the family, Kenneth and
Virginia Tucker of Panama
City also survive Orin. Per
Orin's wishes, there will not
be any. sern-ices held.


James A. "Jimmy"

Redd, Jr.

James Redd, Jr. age
30 of Wewahitchka died
Saturday, April 8 at his res
idence.
Mr. Redd was a heavy
equipment operator and.
had been a resident of Gulf
County for the past ten
years. He enjoyed hunt-
ing and was a man with a
very generous heart. Jimmy
Redd was a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ-
Latter Day Saints.
He is survived by his
father, James Redd, Sr.
and wife, Connie, of St,
Joe Beach; his loving com-r
panion. Dawn Roney: three
children; Jesse James.
Redd, Tia and Ace all of
Wewahitchka; two sisters;
Tonja Stemphoski of St. Joe
Beach, and Andrea Messer
of West Jordan, Utah. He is
also survived by several lov-\
ing nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were
held on Tuesday, April 11, in.
the Holly Hill Cemetery in


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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDA ':l_ -,r,c l A -,. 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
.1.Tirig '.', ..I..p 1 a.m.* Evening Worship 6p.mn.
W\EDNESDAY: '-h.:.,r ri..ra:e 6p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth.Group 7 p.m.
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first 'Baptist Churcfh
.M. 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michaeil Rogers, MAinister to Students
Sunday School . . . . 9:45 am
Worship Service ........ 8:30 & 1,1.00 am
Disciple Training . ... .. . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............ . 7:00 pi
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
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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
W I orship runda, z ar 10 011 i rrn .ard '. 61:1 p n-
Bible Stud) S,.*rdv .at i n' ,ai. l i i-i
Wednesday Pra,er nrd Bible 'rjd,' u i, i p'nm
Please note, all limes central!
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S"A Reformed Voice

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AJI (fk&r % 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 iBay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 .20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707.
Home of Faith Christian School ,

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1.+ ST. JAMES'

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


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..David A.fiernandea. Pastr'
Oftice: 850-227-1837 'Parsoutage F502V96?71
613 Madison Sn'eer ore Sc oe. fC
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qo)ti''xip 1045am .3id -Week B1/cib rdji 6 lipm
7 he.Mvew. 10 44am .Ini~n ln, in AaIn 615pm
Cro.n'r ra/nin&7 V'Iwh o-15rM
)W(en's lXnistry-I.tonday.,4 6 Srpm
Evnaml,.: n lfcL(tl'r4hlp Pr,-adAing t1je'PujreWord -


WORSHIP & HEALING
SERVICE
Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
SHolding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:36 AM
www.mexicobeachcwc.com
No Offering Plate willbe passed.


Port St. Joe with speaker
Austin Davis. Cue Alldredge
officiating and Brock's
Funeral Home directing.
Friends and family were
received at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Redd, Sr. follow-
ing the funeral service.


Charley R.Carter

Mr. Charley R. Carter
68, of Port St. Joe passed
a\-ay Thursday. April 13.
2006. He was born in
Oklahoma. served in the
U.S. NaNv, owned a medi-
cal supply business and
worked as a respiratory
technician. For a time he ,
lived in England, and has
been' a resident of Port St.
Joe for over 25 years.
SHe is survived by his
children, Chuck Carter,
Jr., Joseph Carter, Mia
Carter, -and Daniel .Sean
Carter; three grandchil-
dren; nine great-grand-.
children; and two sisters,,
Robbie McDonald and Ilene
Franks.
Memorialization will be
by cremation.
All arrangements are
under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.


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Santiel Chambers Graduates


Santiel Chambers
would like to announce his
graduation from Florida State
University on April 28 at 7:30
pm at the Leon County Civic
Center in Tallahassee. He will
be receiving his Bachelors
of Arts and Sciences in
Philosophy with a minor in
Business.
Santiel has received
honorary award recognition
in The National Dean's List
of 2005-2006. The National
Dean's List is the largest,
most' prestigious publication
.in the country recognizing
gifted students selected by
their deans, comparable
faculty members or other
educational organizations.
While attending college he
worked at AMC Tallahassee
20 Movie Theater, Advance
America Cash Advance, and
the Philosophy Department
of Dodd'Hall. He was involved
in the Bethel Collegiate Choir
and Ministry. He is a current
member and involved at
Jacob Chapel Free Will
Baptist Church. He would
like to thank Rev. Jermaine
Simmons for his leadership.
Santiel would like to
thank everyone that was
involved in his life and "God
bless you all." Here are his
special thanks:
"First and foremost I
want to thank Jesus Christ
who has made' all things
possible for me, without God
my life is like a ship without
-a sail. I want to thank my
mother and father Antionette
and Darius Chambers
(Sr.) for all of their support
through out high school as
well as college. I would like
to thank my brother Darius


Chambers Jr. 'Fletch' for
being in Tallahassee with
me as a roommate and a
big brother for my entire
collegiate experience. I would
also like to specially thank


my Aunt Beverly Daniels,
wife of my Uncle James
Daniels Sr., for her blessings
from praying over me as an
infant. I want to thank my
entire family for motivating


me to go to college. My family
is far too big to single anyone
out, so you all know who you
are. But there is one thing
I would like to let my family
know about the late Teddy
Mack Daniels, my 'Uncle
Ted.' Every single time I
came home to visit he would
always ask me, You are
going to graduate right!' and
I would reply, 'Yes sir.'
I would like to thank
my church Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church for
grounding me in the word.
EspeciaJl', m-:, Grandmnoth-er
Nia-.ne Bennett. mn Ul-ir:-le
Chester Darts. Aunt Freddy,
Da is., anrd Aunt Brenda
Farrer for making sure I
Iwent to Sutnda, sch-ool. I
\'.a.nt to thank the citL'. of Port
St. Joe. it is a li-\Lur, gr, .ingr


up in a small town. Many of
my colleagues have 'never
been to a town such size. The
have never experienced a
relationship with their town
or city. I am proud to say I
had a great relationship wit
the community of Port St.
Joe.
I want to thank all of
mv teachers from Faith
Chris tian S:'hro l 'vhic:'h I
attended as- a child., t: Port
St J.,:, Eleneritar, School.
to Port St. Joe High School.
I would ds-, like to thank
mI coach hes frori little
letag.ie b.IasebaJl. to playing
bas.keLtbal at th-e \Vashingtojr
Recrational Center, tc.
middle .sh:'t-:o[ spoart- and
ieh sch,:,ol sports. I \'.ant
to oi\e a special thanks to
Coach Verrnon Eppinette


Neubauer


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and Coach Kenny Parker. I
spent more time with them
away from home and school
than anybody. They were my
parents away from home. I
was not the best athlete in
the world but I listened to
them. I learned a lot about
hard work and team work.
They helped mold nme into.
the man that I am today
I ,.ant t.ro than'-m P. .jct
MIold-A-NMae \\it[. rTr c. %
Mrs. Chester Gant. Ann last
but not least, I want to thank
all of my classmates and
uindercla.ssmen. those who I
ha.e kr-iown all m, life and
those I have met along the
\va.. I would like to announce
that I finally, mi-ade it!
Thank You.
Santiel Charrtbers


420 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Jeff Trull
850-229-9310 / 800-476-6382 050-541-3756


9446
Highway 98
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Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe
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200
Louisiana Ave.
Mexico Beach


Hugh Thomas Dr.
Panama City


702 9154 9156 Lot #12
Gulf Aire Drive Olive Avenue Olive Avenue Gulf Terrace Dr.
Port St. Joe Beacon Hill Beacon Hill St. Joe Beach

Jeff Triau 850-W.1 3756
AyITy' Th ull 850-54;'3767
or vsifc us at
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108 Stone Drive Por St. Joe 3br'2ba
home that was built inr2003. Tile kitchen
and bathrooms, carpet throughout, mas-
ter suite has walk in closet, garden tub,
separate shower. Vaulted ceilings. Patio out
back. Plenty of room for swimming pool.
MLS# 108395 Call Susie White 227-
4046 $329,900


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St. Joe Beach Home-tvo lots one block
off highway 98 four bedrooms three
baths living room dining room family
room eat in'kitchen two car carport stor-
age building/laundry sink nicely land'-
scaped-Sprinkler System Located on a
corner with a Gulfvjew-Shown by Ap-
pointment Call Joe McCallister today
for your preview 850-227-4585 MLS
# 109434


This home is located in a rery nice and
quiet neighborhood. Oversized lot with
plenty of yard. Multiple carports, outside
buildings, and storage. Attached garage
is 24'x16'. Detached garage-is 24'x48'.
Home is very well Kept and organized.
MLS# 110655 $1299,900 call Carol Bell -
at 850-227-4252



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

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This house is located right in the heart
of Port St. Joe on Cypress Ave. It is only
a few blocks from'the local schools and.
you can be at the bay or beach in no
time. The house -has many upgrade a'
must see!, MLS# 110338 Call Moses
Medina, @ 850-527-0441 for more
information.,


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


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


108 Marshline Road, Overstreet 1 46
acres on Wetappo Creek at the intersec-
tion of the intra-coastal waterway. In East
Bay Subdivision with paved road's and un-
derground utilities. Great fishing, quiet
living, 15 minutes to Panama City by boat.
MLS#1,10597 $289,900 Brenda Miller
850-227-5380 or Brenda@C21GulfCoa
cteanltvconm


East Bay Plantation ".vil sefthe standard for all
future developments in this growing market.
Enjoy breath taking bay views from this won-
derful lot that is located in an "X" Flood Zone.
Take advantage of vast expanses of green HOA
areas and the community observation docks.
East Bay Plantati6n is located just a short dis-
tance from the shopping, beaches, and restau-
'rants of Panama City. Wonderful opportunity to
have bay front home. MLS 111386 $283,000
Please call Sarah Hall at 850-814-3368 or
sarah@c21gulfcoastrealty.com


ONLY OVATION GULF SIDE FIRST TIER
LOT AVAILABLE. Ovation is the premier
subdivision on Cape San Bias. This mas-
ter planned community stretches from St.
Joseph Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. This
subdivision has tons of amenities includ-
ing a Bay and Beach Front Club Houses
with swimming pools, tennis courts, vast
expanses of green HOA area and a Com-
mercial Presence. Amazing lot 20 located
in "X" Flood Zone. MLS 110944 Call Sarah
Hall 850-814-3368 for more information.


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S' BEACHES .
* CAPE COMMEPCIAL i.. '. .j :,:,. .',. .'. : ,
" o. .. I -' t r. 'it .- Call Val- ri Clot,-n 527 52%8
* 400A Marlar.d cBid MiMoBea.lh .50145 Ir.lerir l' 5209000MLSai9670Brenda
Millr 8,0-227-j380
* 108 E <.ily Dr O.Bcrnti.l 14 o,,.: oaddc. SOT7.:'0 MLl5094al B: .--:d
Mlhl! 680-227--;680
* Tl 1sn rll 'a ir: I .id in Jua311oia n S l dr.bdil:onl I ; ,- :, h- : 0 I 1: 0i... ll
o.; ,: 795 000 lo., n rr r rO all c .u Ir. WrlIrl a 227-i.)4G
* St Joe B1 1. I Ba, VIA.. 1 .:r, J I,., l, .,,,; 1 : ,- ,:,j i. ,H1:1, t 1:'I- b., :1",
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lot Call Naalre hoalo f5-, 43 MLS 106360
* SEAGRASS IS THE MOST POPULAR SUBDIViilOlI Ol CAPE SAFI BLAS r i.. ,;d
..1lI & bC ..;, n r: ,i ,,', .: ,, ,,-, ;, MILS 10600t i 62S 000 CALE CHORLTOtI
WILLIAMS AT 0O-.227.'-42


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Most of the, F- :;. :,.' ..- ... .i
white sands. ill, .. ,... Mi. .-106 27 ii A0 J000 Call Jat i-:h
850t d27-56.9O
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Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Sonla Raffield at 340-0900
$579,900. I
* 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 -
PORT ST JOE
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THE SaLE OF THIS PRFOPERTI 15i ACTUALLY THREil OT'. FO' THEP RICE OF 0 i ,,,
, n.:, ..-.-,,, ., l:':i '1: -, MLS' 106113 S179900 Cain Mo., Medrna a S.0-
;.04'1o
TrI. LOT IS LOCATED IN A BEAUTIFUL 6*rLL ESTABEIHED SUJBDIVhiON i:.'
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a0 a.527-0441
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* THIS 1ST TIER LOT IS LOCATED IN JUBILATION SUBDIVISION. Lot 73 has great views of the
Gulf of Mexico. MLS# 104945 $ 795,000 For more Info call'Susie White at 850-227-4046
* LOT 46 IN SOUTHGATE SUBDIVISIONiIs a nice lot for investments or building your dream
home. MLS# 1109033 $'110,000 Call Warren Yeager at 850-899.7337
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
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Forgotten
Once upon a ime I could be this dishonest.
lived in the mountains, As time went on I made
and knew a landscaper the acquaintance of the
who stole plants. He landscaper (but he was
would plant them during NEVER a friend of mine)
the day, then return under and eventually he bragged
the cover of darkness to to me about how he make
dig up the more expensive his 'extra' money.
specimens, and sell them I was repulsed by his
again to the next hapless behavior, and especially by
victim. A sweet little his bragging about it, and I
lady he had worked for shudder to think what his
was also a customer of karmic payback will be.
mine, and she was the I was naive to think
one who first suspected that plant thievery is
him of this wrongdoing. uncommon, and that
I was skeptical; it was plant people are above it.
hard to believe a person, Friends in the landscape
especially a plant person, business elsewhere tell


Gardc
me they practically have
to stand guard over new
installations, especially
in public areas, because
people will steal plants
almost as soon as they
get them in the ground.
Isolated here on the
forgotten coast as we are,
these kinds of problems
seem to belong to another
world.
Not so. A couple of
summers ago there was a
brief rash of plant thefts.
I was working at a local
nursery at the time, and
at least three people came
in to report plants stolen,


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all within a two week
period. Though the stolen
plants included a couple of
small specimen palms, the
targeted species seemed
to be mostly cycads,
and mostly from newly
planted landscapes. (I
wondered, briefly, about
that landscaper I knew
back in the mountains.)
Though the victims ,were
encouraged to file police
reports, I never read about
the crimes in the local
newspaper, and never
heard whether the villains
were apprehended.
Last week I heard
about another plant theft,
and again, it was a King
sago cycad that was the
target. Having just written
about cycads in last week's
column, and encouraging
people to try some of the
other cycad species, it
made me sad to think that
these wonderful old plants
could wind up in the hands
of some crack-head looking
to make a few bucks. .
There was a news
item last summer about
a man in California who
had some cycads stolen
from his back yard. The
man had been raising the
plants for the past.twenty
years, and planned to sell
them, one at a time, to
pay for his child's college
education. Around the
world, interest in cycads
was piqued by that article.
The day after that story
broke, the word cycadd'


was the number one most
Googled word of the day.
It seemed everyone was
interested, not in the rarity
or botanical history of the
plant, but in the money
they could be worth.
Today, 95 percent of
cycad species are near
extinction, though they
have been on earth for 250
million years. A single
plant can live for 1500
years. The older a cycad
is, the more individualized
its growth becomes, and
"in the black market,
some species of cycads
are like a piece of fine art
- like a Picasso." This
according to Nannette
Zapata, a spokeswoman
for Fairchild Tropical
Botanical Garden in Coral
Gables. She would know.
The Fairchild Garden is
home to one of the most
important collection of
cycads in the world. In
2004, under the cover of
Hurricane Francis, thieves
entered the Fairchild and
stole 33 of the Garden's
endangered plants, 20 of
which were cycads, some
of which had been growing
there for 50 years. The
plants were not recovered.
There was a better
ending to the story of
theft from ,Quail Botanical
Garden in California. The
forty rare plants stolen
from them were recovered,
thanks, no doubt,'to the
news being spread quickly
among cycad enthusiasts
via the internet. So
identifiable are these
plants, that even though
the thieves removed all the


leaves to transport them,
they were quickly retrieved
and returned.
Increasingly, rare
cycad collectors are having
microchip transponders
inserted deep into the
tissue of the plant, so
they might be tracked and
recovered. Remember
that, if someone shows
up at your house with
a big, beautiful plant
bouncing around in the
back of a truck, and offers
you 'great deal.' Instinct
will guide you, and if you
think someone is showing
you stolen property, they
probably are.
The worst part is that
rare cycads are generally
stolen from people and
institutions who are
dedicated to saving the
species. Understanding
how to make the seed cones
fertile is not something the
average gardener would
know, and not all cycads
are as easy to propagate as
our beloved King sago.
If you think a plant is
stolen, don't buy it, and if
you think your landscaper
is a low down dirty dog that
would come back on your
property and steal a plant
he sold you, don't hire
him. The person I knew
back in the mountains
was a smooth talker, but
it didn't take much talking
to realize his true nature.
I'm thinking in his next
lifetime, he might be a
slug.
Q u e st ions ?
Comments? Opinions?
Email me at
kkelley@'beachvillage.net


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)
Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 3:30 p.m.
Panama City City Hall Commission,Chambers

The agenda will include the following topics:
1. PUBLIC HEARING Authorization to File Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Seclion 5307 Grant Application Program of
Projects (
2. Authorization to File FTA Section 5309 Grant Applications
3. Adoption of FY2007 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
4. Adoption of 2006 TPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
5. iApproval of Resolution to, Endorse May 2006 as Bicycle Month
6. Authorization to File Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund Planning Grant Application
7. Approval of Amendment to TPO Long Range Plan for Gulf to Bay Project
8. Endorsement of Florida MPO Advisory Council (MPOAC) 2006 Legislative Policy Positions
9. Approval of New Member of the oBicycle Pedestrian Advisbry Committee (BPAC)
10. Approval of Suppon for FDOT Traffic Operations Study at the Intersectionr of Wildwood Road and US98
11. Appointment of Nominating Committee for TPO Chair and Vice Chair
12. Public Forum. This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO regarding transportation issues.
The TPO's Advisory Committees will meet as shown below on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 in the Panama City City Hall:
* Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) 10:30 a.m.
* Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) 1:30 p.m. .
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 12:00 p.m. ,
Agendas are available on the TPO'swebsite at www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/bctpo. Direct questions or comments to Mr. Nick Nickoloff at
1-800-226-8914, ext 212, or nickoloffn@wfrpc.dst.fl.us.

TheTPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and
for language requirements other than English. Please notify Ms. Ellie Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914,
ext 218, at least 48 hours in advance.


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:


ORDINANCE NO. 2006 --

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PUR-
SUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STAT-
UTES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING A PORTION PARCEL ID #03469-
OOOR, 10.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF
LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 3,
TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held
at the Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at 6:00
p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the
ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-
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Beginning at 9:15 a.m.,
entertainment will be pro-
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family of musicians who
plays bluegrass-style gospel
music. There will also be


a bounce house and pony
rides for the children. The
guest speaker will be Bill
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The business portion of the
Annual Meeting will begin at
11 a.m.
"I invite all of our mem-
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in our Annual Meeting,
not only to be present for
the business portion of the
meeting, but also to enjoy
food, prizes and entertain-
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These lucky members of Gulf Coast Electric were winners of a $100 electric bill credit at the 2005
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Jeff Galloway Team Again Named Prudential's


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Prudential Resort
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was recently announced as
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at Prudential Real Estate
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in San Antonio. It is the sec-
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has achieved this compa-
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64,000 Prudential Realtors
in North America.
In 2005, the Jeff
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nearly $189 million in gross
sales-----more than many
entire real estate offices post
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million in sales per month---
what would be considered a
very good year of production
by nearly. any real estate
professional. The team aver-
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business days, selling 149
properties in 2005. While
some listings arb as low as
$100;000, the team's aver-
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$1.2 million. At any given
time, the Jeff Galloway
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sale, including his highest
price listing to date at $5
million.
What makes Jeff"
Galloway's accomplishments
so amazing are several fac-
tors. First, he is based on'
the small Florida island of
St. George, .a lesser known
area of /Florida billing itself
as the "Forgotten Coast"
along the Florida Panhandle.
Second, Galloway is only
in his -sixth year of real
estate and his sales edged
out Realtors with two and
three decades of experience.
And finally, the team's sales
were put in competition
with Prudential agents in
such high priced real estate
regions as California and
New York and Galloway still


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top team agent.
"Although this is not my
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sell real estate," said Jeff
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rewards and returns make
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team with the Realtor.
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Southern Gulf Counties
(RAFSG) for the last few
years. Along with RAFSG,
Jeff is actively involved with
the Florida Association of
Realtors and 'the National
Association of Realtors.
Galloway admits 2005
was actually an off year for
him and his team, because
of the record hurricane
activity Florida experienced.
His area was not hit, but
damage was experienced a
couple hours west of the St.
George area.
In 2004, his sales sur-
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mark and Galloway definite-
ly sees the possibility of hit-
ting or exceeding that record
year again in 2006. He has
also made it hisrmission to
tell people around Florida
and in other states about
the great investment oppor-
tunity existing in his region.
"The St. George Island and
surrounding region may be
one of the last affordable
coastal areas of Florida. -but
it won't remain that' way
forever."
balloway explained St.
George Island is not the typ-
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Clint grew up on the Virginia beaches spending countless hours on
the'water. After graduating from Old Dominion University and postgrad-
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marketing capacities in the chemical, plastics and synthetic fibers divisions
throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.
Electing early retirement from a high-pressure corporate job and weary
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complete with fruit orchard, vegetable and herb gardens, cows, horses and
chickens to beach front living has been quite a change of lifestyle.
For Clint, giving back to the community has always been an essential
focus. Prior to moving to Port St. Joe, he served on the Board of Directors
for the United Way, served as Chairman of the Dalton Whitfield County
Hospital Authority, and was also Chairman of the NW Georgia Family Crisis
Center. Currently, he is on the executive board of the Coastal Community
Association, a member of the Port St. Joe Lion's Club, a member of the Gulf
County Sea Turtle Patrol, which preserves the sea turtle habitat, and is par-
ticipating in a mentoring program with the Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Let Clint tell you why he bypassed the other areas of coastal Florida for
scenic Gulf County! His extensive background and familiarity with the area
can help you to find the ideal spot for you.
Jennifer came to the area as an "accidental resident". While visiting
her parents on Iridian Pass, she decided to adopt the relaxed coastal lifestyle
of "The Forgotten Coast". Graduating with honors from the University of
Georgia, she began her career in the commercial carpet industry as Territory
Sales Manager for the State of Connecticut and Westchester County New
York. While living in Jacksonville, FL, Jennifer worked in bank manage-
ment, giving her experience in both sales and finance. Jennifer, like her Dad,
has also been very active in her local communities. As President of the Jay-
cee organization in Middletown CT, she participated in various programs to
benefit children, the elderly, and raise money for educational scholarships.
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on the fundraising committee for Relay for Life and has participated in Arts
Alliance events.
Even though Jennifer is new to real estate, she organized the Gulf
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giving properties additional exposure to Realtors throughout the area. Let
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Ant Problems Predicted to Rise


When the temperatures
-hit 80 degrees along the coast-
al U.S., the phones start ring-
ing off the hook in St. Louis,
Missouri. That's where
ant experts answer incoming
calls to the Information Line
for TERRO, a company that
manufacturers ant bait prod-
ucts for homeowners.
According to Stewart
Clark, one of the country's
leading ant behavior experts
and TERRO's technical direc-
tor, this ant season will be
record-setting because of the
rebuilding and clean-up efforts
related to the last several
years' devastating hurricanes.
"When nests are, disturbed by
excavation, drilling and other
construction activities, the
ant colonies will divide, mak-
ing the problem even harder
to solve. For Southerners, this
can mean added misery from
fire ants and added annoy-
ance from everyday ants."
Ants 'naturally flour-
ish in sandy soils because
the loose soil content pro-
vides ideal burrowing environ-
ments. When that environ-
ment is disturbed, ants will


seek new territories often the
cozy environments offered by
homeowner's kitchens, flush
with breakfast crumbs from
the kids.
Left to their own devices,
ants are a great friend to the
environment. They transport
seeds, are the chief predators
of insects and spiders and
move more soil than earth-
worms, helping to spread
nutrients through the earth.
Human intervention,
however, has greatly changed
ant behavior, especially in
the last half century. "Thirty
five years ago, people freely
used harsh chemicals in their
homes to control pests of any
kinds. Ants were kept at bay.
But with the gradual trend
away from harsh chemicals,
some ant species have evolved
into "pest" ants that flourish
in unprotected home environ-
ments," says Clark. "Today,
ant problems are dramatically
on the rise because of evolu-
tion, and changes in human
behavior."
To eradicate ant problems,
follow these simple steps:
1. Look for ants.


Armed with an $840,000
grantfromtheU.S. Department
of Agriculture and the latest
in world-class body scanning
technology, a Florida State-
University researcher in the
College of Human Sciences
soon will begin the largest,
. longest study to-date on the
efficacy of calcium -- through
dairy products, supplements
or both -- for weight reduc-
tion and bone preserva-
tion in overweight or obese
postmenopausal Caucasian
women.
Along the way, the com-
prehensive four-year project
at FSU will include nutri-
tional outreach efforts to
disadvantaged communities
and also will take a look
at longstanding assumptions
about lactose intolerance in
African-Americans.
Department of nutrition,
food and exercise sciences
Professor Jasminka Ilich
will spearhead the calcium
research targeting Caucasian
women who are two to ten
years past menopause and
classified as overweight or
obese based on a body mass
index (BMI) of 266or greater.
Results are expected to shed
additional' light on calcium's
cell-level role in the over-


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marching indoors. As the
worker ants share the bait
with their colony, you should
see a noticeable decrease in
the number of ants usually
within a few days.
3. Remove outside food
sources.
To keep ants from com-
ing back inside, seal cracks
on the outside of the house.
Remove firewood, debris or
branches that are close to the
foundation. This removes ant
habitats that allow the pests
easy access to your home.
4. Bait ants outdoors.
If ants continue to come


all functioning of bone and;
adipose (fat) tissue in such
women.
"While my previous stud-
ies show that calcium could
be something of a magic
bullet, seemingly supporting
bone strength, weight mainte-
nance and better body com-
position, this research will
take a closer, longer look at a
larger sampling of a specific
group," Ilich said.
This time, shell use cut-
ting-edge technology to mea-
sure total body fat, mus-
cle and bone mineral den-
sity. FSU's College of Human
Sciences can boast the lat-
est-model whole body scan-
ner with dual-energy X-ray
absorptiometry -- make that
iDXA (pronounced eye-DEX-
uh) -- the first machine of
its kind at a Florida uni-
versity and the state's only
one' so, far dedicated solely
to research. Its dual-energy
X-rays can distinguish both
hard and soft tissues in the
body.
Unlike its sometimes
cramped predecessors, the
bigger, better iDXA at FSU
can accommodate all parts
of even the largest body in
its scanning area and in less
than three minutes produce'
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Inspect the area where
you first notice the ants, espe-
cially in kitchens, bathrooms
and laundry rooms. Then,
follow them to find out where
they enter the house.
2. Bait the ants
indoors.
The first, and often only
treatment needed to control
ants indoors is to bait the
pests with a borax-based liq-
uid ant bait. Look for pre-
packaged bait stations, which
prevent spills and protect the
bait from drying out.
Just place a bait station
near where you saw the ants


indoors or if they invade your
family's outdoor space, use
specially-formulated borax-
based outdoor liquid ant baits.
These ready-to-use baits allow
you to put bait closer to colo-
nies and deal specifically with
the outdoor pests.
5. Add extra protec-
tion.
For added protection,
spray the perimeter of the
house with an outdoor ant
spray or spread ant killer
granules around the founda-
tion. This will help create
a protective barrier around
the home and discourage ants


ments than ever before. It uses
the lowest-possible radiation
dose. In fact, more would be
absorbed on a flight from New
York to San Francisco.
That expanded scanning
capacity has become essential
given the nation's expanding
girth. currently, 62 percent
of all women ages 20-74 are
classified as overweight and
about half of those are obese.
The problem is exacerbated
during the early postmeno-
pausal years as estrogen pro-
duction ceases and activity
levels sometimes' decrease,
leading to a corresponding
drop in the resting metabolic
rate.
With FSU's acquisition
of advanced technology for
assessing body composition
and bone mineral content in
women of all sizes, Ilich pre-
dicts her new investigation
will be the definitive, one on
calcium's role in both during
the first decade after meno-
pause.
What's more, for larger
women in particular the new
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lier diagnosis of osteopenia
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99 percent of the body's cal-
cium, about 1 percent cir-
culates in the blood, and a
minute fraction resides in fat
cells, where it regulates hor-
monal actions affecting the
formation and degradation of
fat, among other functions,"
Ilich said.
In the forthcoming study,
one group of women will con-
sume low-fat dairy products
while another will receive cal-
cium supplements. A control
group will have the lowest
overall dairy intake and will
not receive supplements. At
present, the average daily
recommendation for calcium
is 1,200 milligrams; the FSU
research will examine the
impact of 1,500 milligrams
or more a day.
Ilich hopes to begin the
initial selection and evalu-
ation of the first round of
participants by early sum-
mer 2006. All subjects will
undergo clinical trials at FSU
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA -
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 06-23 PR

IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID
EUGENE FERGUSON ,
DECEASED.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE.

You are hereby notified that
an Order of Ancillary Summary
Administration has been entered
in the estate of David Eugene
Ferguson deceased, file num-
ber 06-23 PR, by the Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is 1000 Costin Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456; the
descendents date of death was
November 9, 2004, and that the
names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned by
such order are:

Bobby Ferguson
99 Water Circle, Apt. 88
Midland City, Alabama 36350
Son (Adult)

Rebecca Strickland
6838 South County Road 20
Ozark, Alabama 36360
Daughter (Adult)

Regina Ward
1212 Imperial Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36305
Daughter (Adult)

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the. estate
of the 'decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the estate of the dece-
dent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary
Administration must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE 'TIME
PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED


TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is April 13, 2006.

ATTORNEY FOR PERSON
GIVINGNOTICE:
Benjamin S. Armstrong
Florida Bar No. 0609382
McNab & Armstrong, P.C
200 Parkwest Circle, Suite 2
Dothan, AL 36303
(334) 793-2629

PERSON GIVING NOTICE:
Bobby Ferguson
99 Water Circle, Apt 88'
Midland City, AL 36350
Publish April 13 & 20, 2006

IN THE COUNTY COURT IN
AND FOR GULF, COUNTY, .
FLORIDA

REBECCA L. NORRIS, Clerk of
Court of Gulf County, Florida,

Plaintiff,
v.
CASE NO.: 05-116 CC

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA;
MARY E.
ROBINSON; DAVID L.
ROBINSON;
JACKSON FLUELLEN; JESSIE
FLUELLEN;
CHELSON McCATHEN,

Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO DEFENDANTS, THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNS,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANT, DAVID L.
ROBINSON;

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for interpleader or
declaratory judgment in regard
to the proceeds of a tax deed
sale of the following described
real- property in Gulf County,
Florida:
One acre square In the
Southwest corner of the
West half of the Northwest


Public nNotices


quarter, Section 14,
Township 6 South, Range 9
West, Gulf County, Florida,

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Paul W. Groom II,
the plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is Rish, Gibson, Scholz
& Groom, P. A., 116 Sailors
Cove Drive, P. 0. Box 39, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457, on or before
May 12, 2006, and file the
original with the clerk of this
Court either before service on
plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.

DATED this 5th day of April,
2006.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
Gulf County, Florida

By: s/Tonya Knox
As Deputy Clerk

Publish April 13, 20, 27 & May
4

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

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Carol Ann Witt Shurden,
Deceased
File No. 2006-18PR

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of
the estate of Carol Ann Witt
Shurden, deceased, whose
date of death was November 3,
2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's'
estate on whom 'a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME


OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is April 13, 2006.

Attorney or Personal
Representative:
Daniel P. Saba
Florida Bar No. 640141
Locklin & Jones, P.A.
6460 Justice Avenue
Milton, Florida 32570
Telephone: (850) 623-2500

Personal Representative:
Clifford W. Moran
4307 Seventh Avenue
Pace, Florida 32571
Publish: April 13, & 20, 2006

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO
ESTABLISH BRANCH

Please be advised that
Coastal Community Bank,
12141 Panama City Beach Pkwy,
Panama City Beach FL 32407,
has applied with 'the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation
to establish a branch at 101
15th Street, Mexico Beach, FL.
. Any person wishing to com-
ment on this application may
file his or her comments in
writing with Mark S. Schmidt,
Regional Director of the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation
at the appropriate FDIC office,
10 Tenth St., N.E., Suite 800,
Atlanta GA 30309-3906 not later
than 15 days from the posting of
this notice. The nonconfiden-
tial portions of the application
are on file at the appropriate


FDIC office and are available for
public inspection during regular
business hours. Photocopies of
the nonconfidential portion of
the application file will be made
available upon request.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

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


COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
ATTEST: REBECCA L. NORRIS,
CLERK
Ad# 2006-050
Publish: April 20 and 27, 2006

NOTICE OF GENERAL
ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary
of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby give notice that a
GENERAL ELECTION will be
held in GULF County, State of
Florida, on the SEVENTH day
of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006,
to fill or retain the following
offices: United States Senator
Representative In Congress:
District 2 Governor and
Lieutenant Governor Attorney
General Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Senator: District 6 State
Representative: District 6
Supreme Court, Retention of
Three Justices First District
Court of Appeal, Retention of
Three Judges Circuit Judge,
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit:
Groups 3 and 8
School Board: Districts 1,
2 and 5 County Commissioner:
Districts 2 and 4 Tupelo
Soil and Water Conservation
District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and
' 5

IN AND FOR THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

MANUEL CASTANEDA,

Plaintiff, Case No.: 06-
60CA
V.

ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS
OF THE ESTATE OF EVA
.BROOKSHIRE CASTILLO,'
LUDMILLA FRAJDLOVA,
JOHN DOE, AND ALL PARTIES
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED.

Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
PUBLICATION

TO: All unknown heirs of


the Estate of Eva Brookshire
Castillo, Ludmilla Frajdlova ,
John Doe and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the
property herein described

Defendant, all unknown
heirs of the Estate of Eva
Brookshire Castillo whose
residences are unknown,
Defendant, Ludmilla Frajdlova
whose last known residence was
Slovakia and Defendant, John
Doe whose residence is unknown
if he/she/they be living, and
if any of the defendants are
dead, the unknown Defendants
who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees and
all parties claiming an interest
by, through, or under or against
the Defendants, who are known
to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the
property described below.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Quiet Title, has
been filed against you regarding
the property located at 280 N.
*Canal Drive, Overstreet, Gulf
County, Florida, and more fully
described as follows:
Parcel 1: Commence at
the SW comer of Sec. 32,
T5S, R11W, and extend a
,line Northerly along W line
of said Sec. 32 for 480 ft;
then turn 9000' right for
285.5 ft to POB. From this
POB -continue the line last
described above for 202.5 ft
to the mean high water line
of a bayou; then turn 57 48'
right along said mean high
water line for 50.0ft then
turn -108 *30' right for 182.4
ft; then turn 72 28' right for
100.0 ft to the POB. This
parcel of land has an area of
0.3 acres more or less. It is
in the SW 1/4 of SW 'A of Sect.
32, T5S, R11W at Overstreet,
Gulf County, Fla.
Parcel 2: Commence at, the
SW corner of Sec. 32, T5S,
R11W, and extend a line
Northerly along the W line of
said Sec. 32 for 480.0 ft; then
turn 90 00' right for 285.5
ft; then turn 58 46' right for
100.00 ft to POB. From this
POB turn 72 028' left from
the line last described above
for 182.4 ft to the mean


high water line of a bayou;
then turn 50 *36' right along
said mean high water line
for 50.0 ft; then turn 112
'17' right for 194.8 ft; then
turn 90 48' right for 100.0
ft to the POB. This parcel
of land has an area of 0.3
acres, more or less. It is in
the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec.32,
T5S, R11W, Overstreet, Gulf
County, Florida.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
ir any, to this action on Mel
Magidson, Jr., Petitioner's attor-
ney, whose address is 528 Sixth
Street, P.O. Box 340, Port St.
Joe, FL-32457, on or before May
22, 2006 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, either before
service on Petitioner's attor-
ney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
Dated this 20th day of April,
2006.
CLERK OF COURT
By: Deputy Clerk
Publish April 20, 27, May 4 &
11,2006

NOTICE OF SPECIAL
MEETING
The Board of Commissioners
of the Northwest Florida,
Regional Housing Authority will
hold its Annual Meting April 27,
2006, Ramada Inn North, 2900
North Monroe St., Tallahassee,
Florida. Meeting will begin at
1:00 P.M., E.S.T. The meeting
will be open to the public.
Publish April 20, 27, 2006

NOTICE
Fast Titles is a new service
for the Tax Collector's Office
in Wewahitchka. This service
will allow customers to receive
s Florida Certificate of Title on
vehicles and vessels within min-
utes. The fee for this service is
$7.00 in addition to the regular
title fee.
Shirley J. Jenkins, CFC
Gulf County Tax Collector


g m~sionMei g M~ue


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
December 13, 2005
continued

PUBLIC HEARING ROAJ
WAY ABANDONMENT

'Pursuant to advertiseinme
r.:, .:,I.a a puDl,: h. .j-i g to co:
wider abar,..r.men-rr .:. i port
of S. Long Street, County Atto
ney McFarland read the pub]
hearing notice, and called f
public comment. There being :
public comment, Commission
McLemore motioned to appro'
this, roadway abandonmer
reserving easement for watere
sever, drainage and storm
A itrr r'-.-,-:, Commission
TrA',!.:.r :e.:.:.r..-ed the motion f
disu;i.:-n ,Commissioner 'W
liams discussed that the Coun
needs to reserve a right-of-wi
easement for water, sewer ax
stormwater drainage infrastru
ture: After further discussion
the. motion passed 4-1, wi
Chairman Peters voting no.

PUBLIC HEARING ANIMAL
CONTROL ORDINANCE

Pursuant to advertiseme:
t.: h.:Id a public hearing to co:
-..a-r ad-..pdo c.1f ir, r :,rdinan'
regifJ tL-r Jan i *:i:.:-r. r.:.1, Cou
rn AtT.rr.- r-,. nFu.Irid read tI
proposed ordinance by tit
and called for public commer
There being no public commer
Commissioner Traylor motion
to adopt the following-titli
Sordinance Comnmissi.:ner er
am ;e,:-rncled the m-tnr, an
it passed unanimously.

ORDINANCE NO. 2Q05-24

AfR ORDINANCE AMEN]
ING THE, GULF COUNTY ORD
NANCE NUMBER 2004-03 AN
98-11 RELATING TO THE RE(
ULATION, LICENSING, VACC
NATION, CONFINEMENT, CLASS
SIPICATION AND DISPOSE
OF CATS AND DOGS IN GUI
COUNTY; PROVIDING FC
DEFINITIONS, CITATIONS, El
FORCEMENT AND PENALTIES
FOR VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE
IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
Vj ELFFECTIVE DNTE

*Complete Ordinance on fi
with Clerk* ,

P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDA-
TIONS DECEMBER 13, 200

The Board then addressed
the. following, recommendation
from the 'December 13, 20(
meeting of the Planning & D
leiopmeni Reiep Board:

PRELIMINARY AND FINAL
PLAT APPROVAL SPECIAL-
ITY SUBDIVISION

Pursuant to advertiseme:
to hold a public hearing to con
s der prelirianar and final pli
approai for Southern. Fore
Land (Parcel ID #03323-0001
#02734-004R, #02734-0ft3:
S#Q02691-003R, "0269-I.i004R
n'o2691-002R 873 7'3 s'ri
in S12 i'5S R11W and S3
T5S, RIOW}. County Attorhi
I Mr.Frlanr.d read the pubbc r.ea
Lrg nouce and called for pub!
comment There being no pul
lri comment. Commarseir,
McLemc-re mot.rned to appro'
the prrliminar, and 6inal plat
Specialr. Subdnision. Commi
a.nrer \WadamE seconded t1
morion. and it passed unan
mously

TABLE FINAL PLAT APPROVE
AL FADEAWAY COMPOUND

Pursuant to advertiseme
[o hold a public hearing to co:


side tabling of final plat approv-
al for Southern Boys Investment,
LLC (Parcel ID #0319-1-002R 2
acres in S22, T9S, R10W), Coun-
ty Attorney McFarland read the
" public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
.nt no public comment, Commis-
,t :.i-rer Tr[a,l.:r '.one'..c.d ,'u Eatble
n- u-.iJ pla aF.pPr.: a.J i F aFeCa A,
on C-:,.mp:-urAd at iridjiar, Pa:. (a "
r-. unit development) subject to. all
lic Federal, .State and Local devel-
or opment regulations stated and
no unstated. Commissioner Barnes
er seconded the motion, and it
ve passed unanimously.
it,
e, TABLE VARIANCE REQUEST
m- MCALPIN
er '
or Pursuant to advertisement
l- .:. h:,l, a public hearing to con-
ty sider a side setback variance
ay for Glenn and Linda McAlpin
nd (Parcel ID #06366-000R S36,
c- T8S, R12W), County Attorney
n, McFarland read the public hear-
th ing notice and called for public.
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to table
this request for an encroach-
ment variance into the setback
nt due to, erosion. Commissioner
n- Trr,l,:r cc.rnded tie motion,
ce aInr ir pai'ieiid ,urair'I ou I,..
i-
he SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
le MENT G.A.E., INC.
at.
lt, Pursuant to advertisement
ed to hold a public hearing to con-
ed sider a smalL-scale map amerid-
'a" ue, eai ori GA E inc. IPar-:el ID
rid Q,:4-95.".uR "- 9 acreI in S6;
T65. P IIWI. C:ur.r,' io:,rney
McFarland read the public hear-
ir, nor.ce and called for public
comment. There being no public
D- comment, Commissioner Barnes
I- motioned to approve this small-.
D scale map amendment changing
G- residential low density to mixed
I- commercial/residential low den-
S- sity. Commissioner Traylor sec-
AL onded the motion, and it passed
L' unanimously.
)R
N- SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
;S MENT HOOD
G
S Pursuant to advertisement
4G to hold a public hearing to con-
.ider a small'c: ziJ map amend-
menr lIr .ieuer and Teddy
le .::. .(Parc.:el iD #00741-005R
z acre irn 519,.T5S, R9W),
C.o: r.r, .rtorne., .McFarland
read th-e public hearing notice
5 and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
ed Coiumissioner Trayldr motioned
ns to approve this small-scale map'
0S amendment changing residen-
e- tial low density to mixed com-
: mercial/residential low density.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
,r,ded he m:..uor,, and it passed


SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
nt MENT -.NUGENT
1i-
at Pursuant to advertisement
st to hold a public hearing to con-
R, sider a small-scale map amerid-
R, ment for Joe Nugent (Parcel ID
& #02973-015R 4 acres in Sf5,
es T7S, R10W), County Attorney
2, McFarland read the public hear-
ey ing notice and called for public
r comment. There being no public
]c comment, Commissioner Tray-
b- ,lor motioned to approve this,
er small-scale map amendment
Se, changing residential low density
of4 to mixed commercial/residen-
s- tial low density. Commissioner
he Williams seconded the motion,
i- and it passed unanimously.

COUNTY WIDE VOTING
- LITIGATION / RE-DISTRICT-
IN G A '
nt County Attorney McFarland


discussed that he has met with
the Attorney regarding the at-
large challenge that has been
directed by the Board. He stated
that they have reviewed the first
nine boxes of documents, and
several more visits will be re-
quired to complete this review.
County Attorney, McFarland
Stated that, after careful review,
the new district lines adopted by
the Board move Commissioner
Peters' district from a majority-
minority' to a minority-minority
district. He stated that a Federal
Judge will have to change the
lines (it. cannot be changed by,
a vote of the Board). County At-'
torney McFarland recommended
rt rre B.:-.rd ue the eiir,'dng
Lne I:.r t-e 2'00"6 elec'.:.r. and
adopt, the ne'.' lr,ie I'ol.:.'ngg
the litigation pro:.C:es' nr C.:!..-r
ty-Wide Voting. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

PUBLIC NOTICES / ANNEXA-
TION

'Commissioner Williams
discussed notices and the t,:, T,
hall meetings, stating 'r.a,' he
.citizens need an overview as'
to .the process of annexation.'
County Attorney M.:Farland re
p,,rred thar Lhe C;r, car, .)lIrn,
Lakr, annrex accordmg to FIronrda
s.t -ir'f LIecrel',.re rhe1 must
have approval from all affected
land-owners,to go through this
process..He also'stated that the
City will advertise a map' in the
o-nei saper. and adjacent prop-
erty owners would need to go to,
the City to find out.what is going
to be annexed. County Attorney
McFarland' stated that if some-
onre dia.-gree 'i*h the.annexa-7
rj.i,. he, he w:uild need to ap-
pear at the City Board meetings
to discuss the issue.

PUBLIC HEARING PRO-
POSED ORDINANCE
M.S.T.U. GULFSIDE

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a ordinance
creating the Cape San Blas Gulf-
side Beachfront M.S.T.U., Coun-
ty Attorney McFarland read the,
proposed.ordinance by title and
called for public comment.
Laura Eiler appeared before
the Board and discussed that
she is one of the newly elected
co-chairs of the B.A.C. She stat-
ed that she would like to pres-
ent to the Board the' motions
that were voted on by the com-
mittee.'She stated that one was
the mission statement which
read; "Whereas the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
has created the St. Joseph Pen-
insula Beach Advisory Commit-
tee, and it has the following mis-
sion statement: To bring about
the successful restoration of
the beach of St. Joseph Penin-
sula no later than December 31,
2007, and to advise on the fu-
ture plan of beach maintenance.
This goal to be accomplished in
accordance with the guidance
of the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners."' Mrs.
Eiler also requested that, when
they consider the M.S.T.U..s, the
Board hear the motion that the
committee made and passed at
their meeting. She stated that
the S.J.P.B.A.C. recommends
that the Board pass the three
M.S.T.U.s with caps of 6 for the
Gulfside, 4 for the Gulfside inte-
rior and 2 for the Bayside.
-Chairman Peters inquired
about the members that were
present at the meeting when
they voted, and how many mem-
bers (that are present at the
meeting tonight) voted. He also


inquired of the members present
whether or not they supported
the M.S.T.U.s.
County Attorney McFarland
discussed that' he has made a
couple of changes (based on the
recommendation of the commit-
tee) to the proposed ordinance
that is in the Agenda Packet.
Chairman Peters discussed,
the letter of memorandum that
came from the B.A.C., stating
that the B.A.C. was directed
to explore all possible fund-
ing sources and he does not
think that' has happened. He
stated that M.S.T.U.s are not
the proper funding source for
-.hi i project Chairman Peters
-pae-d ,he Chr,. to Vice Chair-
man McLemore, and motioned
to deny the M.S,T.U.s. Upon
call by, Chairmnian McLemore,
dh', motion died due to lack of
a second. Chairman McLemore
then returned the Chair to Com-
missioner Peters. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
ordinance establishing the
M.S.T.U. for the Gulfside Beach-
front. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed 4-1, with Chairman; Pe-
ters voting no.

ORDINANCE NO. 2065-25

AN ORDINANCE CREATING
THE CAPE, SAN BLAS GULF-,
SIDE BEACHFRONT MUNICI-
PAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT
(THE "M.S.T.U."); ,DESCRIB-
ING THE BOUNDARIES OF
THE M.S.T.U.; AUTHORIZING.
THE 'I ST Li TO ANNUALLY
.LEVY AD VALiOREF.1 .TAXES
WITHIN THE M.S.T.U. TO PRO-
VIDE BEACH EROSION CON-
TROL AND RENOURISHMENT
SERVICES, FACILITIES AND
PROGRAMS; AUTHORIZING A
PLEDGE OF THE M.S.T.U. AD
VALOREM TAX REVENUES TO
THE RETIREMENT OF DEBT
WHEN APPROVED BY THE
ELECTORS OF THE M.S.T.U. AS
PROVIDED BY GENERAL LAW;
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE
OF DEBT UPON REFERENDUM
APPROVAL; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*

PUBLIC HEARING PRO-
POSED ORDINANCE'
- M.S.T.U. GULFSIDE INTE-
RIOR

Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider adoption of an or-
dinance creating the Cape. San
Blas Gulfside Interior M.S.T.U.,
County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by
title. Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to adopt the ordinance
establishing the M.S.T.U. for the

Gulfside Interior. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion
for discussion. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner McLemore.
about a five year cap on these
'M.S.T.U.s., County. Attorney
McFarland stated.that there is
not a five year cap on them.

Linda Wood appeared be-
fore the Board and discussed
that there some residents that
still have reservations about the
M.S.T.U. for many reasons. She
stated that the County should
avoid doing damage in one area
to correct the damage in another
area. Mrs. Wood stated that the
intent is to put the M.S.T.U.s
in place, but the fear is the un-
known.
Marsha Henry appeared
*before the Board and discussed
that there are a lot of concerns
about these M.S.T.U.s., and
that the B.A.C. has not explored
all possible funding resources.


Upon ,her inquiry, County. A-
torney McFarland stated that in
the event of failure by the vot-
ers to approve such referendum,
the M.S.T.U. established herein
shall sunset at the end of the
calender year following such
failed referendum, and shall
have no fi F.',.r :..r.:' o.r er'fe,:
Ron iertm-arrk appeared
before the Board and' discussed
that the .M.S.T:U.s are a bad
way for the County government
to operate. He stated that you
can re-nourish the beach and
in, the same year it will start to
erode away.
Roland Wilson appeared
before the Board and inquired
to County Attorney: McFarland
if a public "ote is pit forth on
Lth.e T u r'i .r., a iet fig-,
rue .:In he B,.ard inr.:reas-'e the
amncr.r'i .d ,r iw pa.jed t'k the
voters. County Attorney McFar-
ladd stated that the voters will
determine if the M.S.T.U. funds
can be pledged against a rev-
enue debt for this project only,
and when the debt is paid the
M.S.T.U. will end.

After further discussion, the
m.:.d,:,n paried 4.1 with Chair-
mia.r, Pctcers. .unrg no.

ORDINANCE NO. 2005-26.

AN ORDINANCE CREATING
THE CAPE SAN BLAS GULF-
SIDE INTERIOR MUNICIPAL
SERVICE' TAXING UNIT (THE
"MSTU"); DESCRIBING THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE MSTU;
AUTHORIZING THE M.S.T.U.
'TO ANNUALLY .LEVY. AD VA-
LOREM TAXES WITHIN THE
M.S.T.U. TO PROVIDE BEACH
EROSION CONTROL AND RE-
NOURISHMENT. SERVICES,
FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS;
AUTHORIZING A PLEDGE OF
THE ,M.S.T.U. AD' VALOREM
TAX REVENUES TO THE. RE-
TIREMENT OF DEBT WHEN
APPROVED BY THE ELECTORS
OF THEM.S.T.U. AS PROVIDED
BY GENERAL LAW; AUTHORIZ-"
ING THE ISSUANCE OF DEBT
UPON REFERENDUM APPROV-
AL; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.

S*Complete 'Ordinance on file
with Clerk*

PUBLIC HEARING PRO-
POSED ORDINANCE
M.S.T.U. BAYSIDE

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
creating the Cape San Blas Bay-
side M.S.T.U., County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed or-
dinance by title. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt ordi-
nance establishing the M.S.T.U.
for the Bayside. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed 4-1, with Chair-
man Peters voting no. -

ORDINANCE NO 2005-27

AN ORDINANCE CREATING
THE CAPE SAN BIAS BAYSIDE
MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAX-
ING UNIT (THE "MSTU"); DE-
SCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES
OF THE MSTU; AUTHORIZING
THE M.S.T.U. TO ANNUALLY
LEVY AD VALOREM TAXES
WITHIN THE M.S.T.U. TO PRO-
VIDE BEACH EROSION CON-
TROL AND RENOURISHMENT
SERVICES, FACILITIES AND
PROGRAMS; AUTHORIZING A .
PLEDGE OF THE M.S.T.U. AD
VALOREM TAX REVENUES TO
THE RETIREMENT OF DEBT
WHEN APPROVED BY THE
ELECTORS OF THE M.S.T.U. AS
PROVIDED BY GENERAL LAW;
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE
OF DEBT UPON REFERENDUM


APPROVAL; AND PROVIDING
'AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file.
with Clerk*

S.H.I.P. SUBORDINATION
AGREEMENT

Mar., Clayton appeared be-
fore the. Board to discuss the
S.H.I.P. loan she previously re-
ceived. She stated that her bank
has started the paperwork to re-
finance the house, but when the
paperwork was presented to the
closing agency, they stated that
there was a problem because

Mr. Dannie Bolden was no lon-
ger allowing subordinationss,
She'stated-thai ilhe :.:.ra-.:red
C.':'m iJ .:.ir:.,r: Barn'.._. ar.. re
iarea mrir ine would contact
Mr. Bolden and call her back.
Mrs. Clait-.n reported that l M
Barnes. informed her Lhar' here
was. a letter presented to the
Board in 2000 stating that there
would no longer be subordina-
tions for '"cash-out" refinancing
due to the abundance of fore-
.closures. .Mr. Dannie Boldenh
-appeared before the Board and
discussed the concerns of this
-subordination 'agreement, and
:.ommenrded that itbe denied.
.nfer further Jdi-,cus.ion Com-
missioner McLemore motioned'
to approve the recommendation
from Mr. Bolden and deny this
subordination agreement. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.

HIGHLAND VIEW SAND PIT

Renee Goddin, of C.R. Smith
& Sons, appeared before the
Board and discussed the sand
pit at Highland View. She stated
that she has received a letter
from St. Joe Corporation stating
that Redfish Street will be closed
to sand pit traffic on December
31st. Commissioner Williams
discussed that the pit, access
from Redfish Street is being
closed and that there will still be
access to the pit on an alternate
route. Commissioner Williams
stated that the local providers
will be temporarily moved to An-
gel Fish :Street (with' a letter of
Hold Harmless clause that the
Corp of Engineers is requiring
from St. Joe Company). Mrs.
Goddin stated that she is speak-
ing on behalf of her business, as
well as Ake Septic Tank Service
and Allen Brock, and that if they
need to help prepare access
into the pit that they will pledge
material, equipment and per-
sonnel. Commissioner Williams
reported that he has spoke with
a representative of G.A.C. and
C.W. Roberts about minimizing
the Angel Fish street traffic.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to set the timnt clock
and use the 3-minute time limit
during all public hearings. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner McLemore, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 8:02
p.m., E.T.

NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 14, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING

The Gulf County Board of


County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members pres-
ent: Acting Chairman' Carmen
L. McLemore, and Commis-
sioners Billy E. Traylor and Bill
Williams. Peters, Jr. and Commissioner
Jerry W. Barnes were absent>.

Others present were: Clerk
Executive Administrator Towan
Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk Kari
Summers, Chief Administra-'
tor Don Butler, Planner David
Richardson, Road Department
Superintendent. Bobby Knee
and Sheriff's Office Lieutenant
Ricky Tolbert.

Acting Chairman McLemore
called the meeting to order at
16:34 p.m., E.S.T.

ROAD PAVING / BOND

Acting Chairman McLemore
discussed the. proposed, Road
Paving Bond issue, stat-
ing that the paving lists have
.been reviewed by each, Com-
missioner and the Cities havy
not responded to the County's
inquiry about their participa-"
tion. Commissioner Williams
discussed proceeding with the
bonding process,. and holding
workshop with the Engineers
regarding cost analyses, etc. He
further stated that he would like
for the Board to address this in-
creased long-term debt during
next year's budget session. After
further .discussion by members
of the Board, Commissioner
Williams motioned to proceed
with re-financing of the Road
Bond Issues through Morgan-
Keegan, and to allow the Engi-
neers to proceed with the engi-
neering and '-reprarao.:n .-i Lthe
cost analysis for each road on
the district paving lists. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, 'and it passed, unani-
mously (3-0). The Board agreed
for Chief Administrator Butler
to contact Ralph Cellon to have
him proceed with the bonding
process,

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the need for a con- '
tract change order on the Willis
Landing Road Project (Lockey
Lake,. Page Branch & Richard
Lake), and requested that the
Board approve the change or-
der contingent upon being able
to negotiate with Gulf Asphalt
Corporation (G.A.C.) to reduce
the proposed price, and con-
tingent upon approval through
the agencies in charge of the
N.R.C.S. and S.C.O.P. grants.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commission-
er Williams, and unanimous (3-
0) vote, the Board approved this
request.
Commissioner Williams re-
quested that the Engineers also
include a "Phase" (timeline) plan
for each project on the new Road
Paving.lists.
Acting Chairman McLemore
stated that he would like to use
the next S.C.O.P. grant to com-
plete repaving of the Howard
Creek (Doc Whitfield) Road (be-
yond the prison). Chief Admin-
.istrator Butler reported that we
get 1 S.C.O.P. grant each year..
After discussion by members
of the Bpard, County Engineer
Representative Michael Ham-
mond reported that there may
be State legislative funds avail-
able this year that can be 'used
for this project. Commissioner
Traylor discussed that the Doc
Whitfield Road may not be able
to score enough points for the
S.C.O.P. program because it has
no outlet.

Commissioner Williams in-


.quired about obtaining dredge
and fill permits for thb Americus
Avenue Ditch, and Mr. Ham-
mond stated that it could take
over 6 months to obtain the nec-
essary permits from the Corps of
Engineers. Mr. Hammond fur-
ther stated that they will have
the cost analyses prepared for
all projects within'the next 30
days. Commissioner Williams
requested that the. Engineers
look at the Americus Avenue
Ditch on a long-term basis due
to new development in the area.

Commissioner Traylor ,
discussed the need for a spe-
cific plan for road paving in the
County, and stated the County
should look at using impact fees
for road maintenance. He fur-
ther stated that the $2 million ,
that was cut from the budget
could have been used for road
paving.

SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS

Upon inquiry by Acting
Chairman McLemore, there
'were no Special Projects Pay-
ment requests.

ROAD PAVING / BOND

Chief Administrator. Butler
discussed the items that are be-
ing considered for impact fees
(Recreation, Corrections, E.M.S.
& Fire). Planner Richardson dis-
cussed the difficulties in estab-
lishing impact fees for transpor-
,tation. Upon inquiry, he stated
that the impact fees could be in
place by April, 2006. After fur-
ther 'discussion, Commissioner
Williams motioned to request
that. G.S.A. include a transpor-
tation segment in the impact fee
study, and Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion. After
further discussion about a work-
shop to be held in Blountatown
in January, the motion passed
unanimously (3-0). Commis-
sioner Williams then motioned
to approve, travel for any Com-
missioner interested in attend-
ing the meeting in Blountstown
with Chief Administrator Butler
and Planner Richardson. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed, unani-
mously (3-0).
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (3-0) vote, the meet-
ing did. then adjourn at 7:05
p.m., E.S.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
ACTING CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 27, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Kari Summers,
Clerk Finance Officer Carla
Hand, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator Staff As-
sistant Lynn Stephens, Emer-
gency Management Director
Marshall Nelson, Planner David
Richardson, Solid Waste Direc-
tor Joe Danford, and Sheriff's
Office Major Joe Nugent.
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Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
E.T.

CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHT-
HOUSE INVOICE

Upon inquiry by Chairman
Peters about MLD Architects
invoice #3406 (in the amount of
$453.04) for the Cape San Bias
Lighthouse Keepers Quarters,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Stephens reported that this in-
voice has been approved by the
Lighthouse Committee. Com-
missioner McLemore motioned
to pay this invoice. Commission-
er Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

MCALPIN VARIANCE RE-
TAINING WALL

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that he has a request
from Glenn McAlpin for a vari-
ance to allow him to move his
house closer to the County right-
of-way and to build a retaining
wall. Upon recommendation
by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Barnes motioned
to approve this variance request,
contingent upon the approval
of D.E.P. and contingent upon
the retaining wall meeting the
same specifications as the Sun-
rise Sunset and Barrier Dunes
retainining walls. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

MOSQUITO CONTROL DIREC-
TOR

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that he, Solid Waste
Director Danford and 'Human
Resources Director Manuel re-
viewed the employees that are
available for the Mosquito Con-
trol Director position, and are
recommending Mark Cothran,
effective January 1, 2006. He
stated that Mark Cothran does
not meet the requirements, but
that he will meet the require-
ments after he is supervised by
Joe Danford for the next four
years. Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed that Joe Danford
has been in the Mosquito Con-
trol Director position for the
past four years with no addition-
al compensation. He stated that
it will take four.years for Mark
Cothran to meet the Mosquito
Control Director requirements
under the direction of Joe Dan-
ford, and recommended that.
the Board increase the the salary of
Joe Danford (in the amount of
$12,000.00 per year) while he
is supervising Mark Cothran.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that they con-
sidered the entire workforce for
this position. After further dis-
cussion, Commissioner Bamrnes
motioned to approve these rec-
ommendations. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

COURTHOUSE ROOF

Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that he has not
received all of the information
from Preble-Rish regarding this
matter.' Chairman Peters stated
that this will be tabled until the
information is received from the
County Engineers.

HIGHLAND VIEW SAND PIT

Commissioner Williams re-
ported that he has met with the
St. Joe Corporation to discuss
the current options and alter-
native route for access to the
sand pit. He stated that a letter
of hold harmless from St. Joe
Corporation to the Corp of Engi-
neers has to be.done. Commis-
sioner Williams motioned 1) that
the Board approve that Redfish
SStreet be used through Janu-
ary 20, 2006 while an alternate
route is being pursued, and 2)
that the Board approve for An-
gel Fish Street to be used as an
industrial route for a period not
to exceed six months. Commis-
sioner Williams stated that he
will contact the homeowners
and businesses to inform them
of this decision. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for
discussion. After further discus-
sion, the motion passed unani-
mously.

JOB OPENINGS

On behalf of Road Depart-
ment Superintendent Knee,
Chief Administrator Butler re-
quested that Road Department
Superintendent Knee be allowed
to post vacant positions that are
available in the Road Depart-
ment. He recommended to the
Board that, as the positions
become vacant, they be allowed
to post them. Chief Administra-
tor Butler also requested that, if
the Board approves the setups,
a Truck Driver II position and a
Tractor Operator II position be
posted. He recommended that
the setup to Truck Driver I be
Philip Nunnery, and the setup to
Tractor Operator I be Jeff Hunter
(no one signed up for the Truck"
Driver II position). Commission-
er Traylor motioned to approve
this request to post the above
positions and vacant positions
as they become available,- and
to approve thede setups effec-
tive immediately. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS

Upon motion- by Commis-
sioner Barnes, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the following Special Projects
payments:

Dist. 3
P.S.J. High School Basketball
Team Donation '
$300.00

Dist. 4
Paul Gant BBQ Work Crew .

$100.00

P.S.J. High School Basketball
Team Donation
$300.00 "


Dist. 5
P.S.J. High School Basketball
Team Donation
$300.00

Griffin Sand & Concrete P.S.J.
Baseball Field
$505.18

SAND BERM BID #0405-14

Emergency Management
Director Nelson requested that
the Board approve change or-
der #2005-01 with Advance
Construction for the sand berm
project, with an increase of
$917,306.00. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve
this change order, and Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion. Chief Administrator
Butler discussed that the State
has additional funds that maybe
available to cover the difference
on this project. Commissioner
Traylor amended his motion to
include approval of a budget
amendment (reducing Reserve
for Contingencies) to cover
these costs until the funds are
received from the State. After
further 'discussion, the motion
passed unanimously.

ROAD BOND

Chairman Peters discussed
that the Mayor of the City. of Port
St. Joe has contacted him stat-
. ing that the City has not made
a decision whether to partici-
pate in the new road bond. He
stated that the City will be meet-
ing on this issue, and will no-
tify the Board of their decision.
Chairman Peters stated that the
County currently owes $6 mil-
lion in road paving bonds. Chair-
man Peters passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman McLemore, and
motioned not to proceed with
a new road bond until 2009.
Commissioner Trpylor seconded
the motion for discussion, and
discussed that- he has some
concerns about the debt on the
road bonds for this County. He
also stated that he would like
to see alternate ways to pay for
the road paving. Commissioner
Peters discussed that he sup-
ports the impact fees, and if the
County waits until 2009, they
will be able to prioritize the jobs.
After discussion, Commissioner
Peters amended the motion not
to proceed with a new bond until
there have been workshops held
with the City of Port St. Joe, City
of Wewahitchka, and upon com-
pletion of the studies by the en-
gineers. Commissioner Traylor
withdrew his second. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
Traylor seconded the amended
motion, and it passed unani-
mously. -Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.

ANGEL FISH / REDFISH

Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to place an ad in The Star
to notify the public that Redfish
Street is closing t6 Industrial
traffic on January 20, 2006, and
that Angel Fish Street will be the
alternate route on a temporary
basis. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

ROAD BOND

Chairman Peters stated
that as soon as the City of
Wewahitchka and the City of
Port St. Joe notify him of their
intent regarding a new .road
bond, he will schedule work-
shops to proceed on this issue.

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the need for a trans-
portation plan, -and recom-
mended that the Board agree
to proceed with the 'impact fee
consultant to include transpor-
tation in the Impact Fee Study.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve this, request. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.


There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting did then ad-
journ at 6:40 p.m., E.T.

NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:

,REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 10, 2006
REGULAR MEETING

The Gulf County Board of.
County Commissioners met this
date in regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and C6mmissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W.' Bmines.




Chief Administrator Don But-
ler, Administrator Staff Assis-
tant Lynn Stephens, Chamber
of Commerce Director Sandra
Chafin, Emergency Manage-
ment Director Marshall Nelson,
G.I.S... Director Larry Davis,
'Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork,
Planner David Richardson, As-
sistant Public Works Director
Jake Lewis, Solid Waste Direc-
tor Joe Daford, Sheriff Dalton
Upcliurch, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.

S Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.,
E.T.

County Attorney McFarland
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Major Nugent led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.

CONSENT AGENDA

Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items. Com-
missioner MeLemore seconded
the motion, based on correction
of item #3 (page 39), removal of


item #5 (page 49), and removal
of item #10 (page 70). This being
agreeable, the motion did then
pass 4-0, with Commissioner
Williams abstaining due to
personal business involvement
(Item #4 page 40).

1. Minutes December
13, 2005 Regular Meeting

December 14, 2005 Spe-
cial Meeting
December 27, 2005 Spe-
cial Meeting

2: Bid Advertisement -
C.D.B.G. Administration Servic-
es (Overstreet Water) C.D.B.G.
Engineering Services (Overstreet
Water)
Wireless 911 G.I.S. Map-
ping Bid Awards Road De-
partment (#0506-11 Tractor
& Bush Hog Swearingen-Lord
Equipment Co. $17,390.00 /
#0506-09 Emergency Genera-
tor Thompson Power Systems
$24,040.00 /#0506-10 Sale
of Lo-Boy Trailer Gene Bailey *
$50.00)
**AMENDED** 3. Board
Reorganization Effective
January. 10, 2006 (Carmen L.
McLemore Chairman / Bill
Williams Vice Chairman)
4. Grant Expenditure
Report Small Cities C.D.B.G.
(Integras)
5. Invoice Allen, Nor-
ton & Blue (General Matters
#50191 $120.11 / #50192
*Annual Retainer $1,000.00 *
to be paid from Account#21111-
31200)
Coppins Monroe Adkins
Dincman & Spellman At-Large
Litigation (#17684 $2,490.84 *
to be paid from Account #21111-
31200)
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (December, 2005 *
$7,131.15 to be paid from Ac-
count #21314-31100)
Gulf County Sheriff Taser
Equipment for Circuit Judge
(#62205 *$1,879.50 to be paid
from Account #60023-52000)
DELETE** Preble-Rish, Inc..
Wynona Gardens (Taunton
Land Swap)Survey
(#63952 $4,000.00 to
be paid from Account #21111-
31100)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Hon-
eyville Park & Access Road
(#64158 $13,200.00 /
#64192 $3,350.00 / #64267 *
$1,675.00 to be paid from Ac-
count #26472-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. G.I.S.
Mapping County-Wide Voting/
Redistrict Line Maps (#64277 *
$4,400.00 to be paid from Ac-
count #21111-31100)
6. Job Notice Adver-
tise Maintenance Department
Maintenance II Position
7. Limited Road Main-
tenance Secluded Dunes Drive
8. Proposal Preble-
Rish, Inc. Courthouse Roof
Replacement Engineering (8% of
Construction Cost, plus a maxi-
mum of $10,000.00)
9. Purchase Request
Planning Department (Large
Format Printer, Copier, Scanner
$17,804.00 ; State Contract
#250-000-03-1)
Mosquito Control/Solid
Waste (Two 4-Wheel Drive
Pickup Trucks M.C. / One
4-Wheel Drive Pickup Truck *
S.W. / One 4-Wheel Drive ATV *
S.W.) "*DELETE" 10.
S.H.I.P. Program Subordina-
tion Agreement (Fisher/Florida
Mortgage)
11. Sign Placement/Re-
placement (Placement of Subdi-
vision Signs / Replacement of
sign apparently removed by Co.
Crews $450.00)
12. Special Projects,
,Payments as follows:
Dist. I W a l-
Mart Road Department Party
Supplies, $
160.24
Dist. 2 Rich's
IGA Work Crew Luncheon
.$ 101.12
Wal-Mart Road Depart-
ment Party Supplies
$160.23
Dist. 3 P i g-
gly Wiggly Public Works Lun-
cheon $
103.67
Dist. 4 P i g-
giy Wiggly Public Works Lun-
cheon $
103.67
Dist. 5 P i g-
gly Wiggly Public Works Lun-
cheon $
103.67
(End) '

CHAIRMAN PLAQUE
Commissioner McLemore
presented a plaque to Chairman
Peters for a job well done dur-
ing .the previous year, and then
assumed Chairmanship of the
Board of County Commission-
ers.
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
NEW FACILITY

Supervisor of Elections
Linda Griffin appeared before
the Board and thanked them
for providing the new facility for
her Office. She stated that 'the
new facility is something that
the County can be proud of, and
will serve' the Office of Supervi-
sor of Elections for many years.
Supervisor of Elections Griffin
also thanked Chief Adminis-
trator Butler and Maintenance
Superintendent Mork and the
Maintenance Department Staff
for all of the hard work put into
remodeling this building. She
also stated that the early voters
will have much more room and
privacy to cast their ballots, and
she will have an early voting site
at the Library in Wewahitchka
this year. Commissioner Peters
discussed that the new facil-
ity should be large enough to
handle elections for the next ten
years.

HUMANE SOCIETY

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a request from the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society for
the County to assist with work
to be done on the new site. He
stated that he has met with Mrs.
Windolf, and there is work that
the County can do to prepare
the new site. Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to approve this
request. Commissioner Barnes


seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he received a letter
from Herman Laramore, Pub-
lic Defender for the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit, requesting that
they be allowed to move into the
space vacated by the Supervisor
of Elections (the area previously
held by the County Judge will
be converted back for use by
his office). Commissioner Wil-
liams inquired about the State
Attorney taking over the space
that the Public Defender now
has, and Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the State
Attorney would take over the
Public Defender's current space.
Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve this request. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
MOBILE HOMES
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the law prohibiting
the placement' or relocation of
mobile homes constructed prior
to July 13, 1994 in Gulf County.
He recommended that, if some-
one needs to relocate a mobile
home on their lot to make room
to build a new home, the Board
allow them to relocatthe mo-
bile home on that parcel to
make room to construct the new
home. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this recom-
mendation. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion for
discussion, and inquired if the
County will be in compliance
with State Statutes (not have
any violations) and if there will
be a requirement that a build-
ing permit is issued for the new
home. Chief Administrator But-
'ler stated that these items will
be required, mnd that the owner
will be allowed to live in the mo-
bile home while they are build-
ing the new home. After further
discussion, the motion passed
unanimously.
FIRE DISTRICTS
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that the County has
to have a Local Bill passed to
re-align the Fire Districts, and
that they need someone with
the expertise to draft this Local
Bill. He recommended, that the
Board allow them to hire some-
one to prepare the draft. County
Attorney McFarland discussed
that the State has someone that
can draft this bill, but the Coun-
ty will need to provide all of the
maps, and the bakic language
(the State will put it into the
proper format). Commissioner
Traylor motioned to atiprove this
recommendation. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY TAX COLLEC-
TOR

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a memorandum in the
Information Packet which deals
with property taxes and extend-
ing the early discount payments
time frame for certain Counties
affected by the Major storms. He
stated the Board would have to
adopt an emergency ordinance
accepting the new time frames.
Chief Administrator Butler stat-
ed that no action is required if
the Board decides not to change
their time lines. Commissioner
Traylor motioned not to change
Gulf County's time frames.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned for each district to donate
$150.00 of their Special Projects
Funds for a Baseball and Soft-
ball Clinic to be held on Janu-
ary 28th, at Wewahitchka High
School, for the entire County.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

ROAD BOND

Commissioner Peters stated
that he has mailed a letter to
the City of Wewahitchka and
the City of Port St. Joe regard-
ing the Road Bond. He stated
that neither has notified him of
their interest in participating in
a new Road Bond project. Chair-
man McLemore discussed that
this issue should be tabled until
a response is received from the
City of Wewahitchka and the
City of Port St. Joe.

S.HI.P. SUBORDINATION
AGREEMENT FISHER

Upon, inquiry by Commis-
sioner Peters about the Sub-
ordination Agreement on Mar-
garet Ann Fisher (which is in
the Agenda), C.D.C. Director
Bolden stated that there is no
cash out on this refinance, the
interest rate will be reduced
from 11.350% to 9.2%, and she
will be lowering her monthly
payment. Commissioner Peters
then motioned to approve this
request, and Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion for
discussion. Commissioner Wil-
liams inquired about a previ-
ous issue regarding subordina-
tons, stating that the rules are
not clear to the citizens who go
through the process. Mr. Bolden
stated that this subordination
meets the criteria that the Board
has approved. County Attorney
McFarland discussed that the
previous subordination agree-
.ment (which was denied) did not
meet the criteria. After further
discussion, the motion passed
unanimously.


COUNTY JAIL

Commissioner Peters re-
ported that he has received sev-
eral calls regarding the condi-
tion of the County Jail. Sheriff
Upchurch appeared before the
Board and discussed the jail,
stating that it is in bad shape.
He discussed (when the weather
is permissible) moving the in-
mates out and repairing one
side of the jail at a time. Chair-
man McLemore discussed that
this is an issue that the Board
must address. Commissioner
Peters discussed placing the is-


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sue of a new jail on the ballot
as referendum. Commissioner
Traylor discussed that he wants
input from the public before
this issue is decided. Commis-
sioner Peters motioned to place
a referendum regarding this is-
sue on the ballot. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion for
discussion. After further dis-
cussion, Commissioner Traylor
stated that the Board needs to
find a location and then bring
this back to the Board. Commis-
sioner Barnes then withdrew his
second, and Commissioner Pe-
ters withdrew the motion. Com-
missioner Peters then motioned
for Chief Administrator Butler to
meet with the Supervisor of Elec-
tions to obtain deadline dates for
placing items on the ballot, and
bring this information back to 1
the Board. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT
- HONEYVILLE PARK
Upon recommendation by
Chairman McLemore, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to ad-
vertise to receive sealed bids for
new playground equipment for
the Honeyville Park to be paid
from grant funds. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
BUTLER BAY ROAD ABAN-
DONMENT
Commissioner Williams
discussedB B ay Road,
which is a 2-acre tract that goes
through property the Mosaic
Group has purchased, and they
would like to exchange a 1/4-
acre tract for the 2-acre tract.
Chairman McLemore inquired
about exchanging 2 acres of land
for a 1/4 acre of land. Commis-
sioner Williams discussed that
they would exchange 1/4-acre
for the 2 acres, but the owner
has agreed to' build showers,
bath houses and landscape
the area. He also stated that
they would pay for the Board-
walk that would connect from
Butler Bay Road to Windmark,
and contribute $100,000.00 for
additional parking in this. area.
Commissioner Williams stated
that he has met with the resi-
dents of Highland View and St.
Joe Beach in Town Hall Meet-
ings to discuss this issue. Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
begin the abandonment process
on Butler Bay Road. Chairman
McLemore passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman Williams, and
seconded the motion for discus-
sion. Commissioner "McLemore
discussed that the Board needs
to hold a workshop to discuss
all of the issues involved 'with
this abandonment. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
McLemore withdrew his second,
and Chairman
Williams withdrew the mo-
tion. Chairman Williams then
returned the Chair to Com-
missioner McLemore. Michael
Hammond, of Preble-Rish Inc.,
appeared before the

Board and' discussed that
they represent Mosaic Capi-
tal Properties, who purchased
the property in discussion. He
stated that they have been in
negotiations with this Company
for -the past five months, and
requested that the Board ad-
vertise to hold a Public Hearing
on the abandonment. Chairman
McLemore discussed that they
will schedule' a workshop on
this issue for Wednesday, Janu-
ary 18,2006 at 5:00 p.m. E.T. in
the Board Room.

MATCHING FUNDS A.H.C.A.
/WORKSHOP

Upon request by Commis-
sioner Williams, the Board
agreed to place the Hospital is-
sue on the agenda for the work-
shop on January 18th, as he
has various issues (including
matching funds) to discuss with
the Board.

GULF TRANSPORTATION

Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that he has been con-.
tacted by Gulf Transportation
regarding their budget, and that
they are experiencing major im-
pact to senior residents through
out the entire County.' Com-
missioner Williams requested
permission from the Board to
attend their next regular sched-
uled Board meeting, and also to
send a letter to our Legislators
regarding transportation ser-
vices being limited to residents
within 5 miles of the City Limits.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.

U. F. TRAINING ENVIRON-
MENTAL & GROWTH MAN-
AGEMENT

Commissioner Williams
discussed that the Board has
previously approved for him to
attend.training at the University
of Florida on Environmental and
Growth Management. He stated
that he will need assistance
from the Board, due to there be-
ing a $3,500.00 charge for eight
classes.

REDFISH STREET / ANGEL
FISH STREET

Commissioner Williams
discussed the extension on us-
ing Redfish Street for Industrial
traffic is until January 20, 2006,
and that Chief Administrator
Butler is working with the Corp
of Engineers to make sure the
Hold Harmless Clause from the
St. Joe Company is in place.

IMPACT FEES

Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that the Impact Fee and
Planning Study will be submit-
ted to the Board in January, and
at that time the Board can pro-
ceed with imposing the Impact
Fees. Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that the Study is near
completion, and will be given to
the Board as soon as possible.

APPOINTMENT STRATEGIC
PLANNING COMMITTEE

Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to appoint Clarence Row-


land to the Strategic Planning


land to the Strategic Planning
Committee for the Overstreet
area. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. .

TRASH

Bill Stitt, of White City, ap-
peared before the Board and
inquired about which Depart-
ment is responsible for cleanup
of trash being thrown out on the
County Roads. After discussion,
Commissioner Williams stated.
that the ultimate authority is
the Board, but t it falls under the
duties of the Road Department
and Public Works Department.
Mr. Stitt also inquired about
people throwing dead animals
on the County roadways. Af-
ter further discussion, Com-
missioner Williams stated that
he will contact Florida Fish &
Wildlife on this issue and report
back to Mr. Stitt.

C.B.I.R. REQUEST

Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed that 'the Board
previously approved for him to
submit the C.B.I.R. requests to
the State. He recommended re-
quests for Beaches Sewer $3.8
million, Courthouse Air Condi-
tioning $300,000.00, and Hon-
eyville Park Hurricane Shelter
$200,000.00 (for a septic sys-
tem and emergency generator).
Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve these requests for
funding. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 7:00 p.m.,'
E.T.

CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:

REBEQCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 24, 2006
REGULAR MEETING

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners. met
this date in regular session
with the following 'members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, 'Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Kari Summers,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building Official
Brad Bailey, Chamber of Corn-'
merce Director Sandra Chafin,
E.D.C. Director Alan McNair,
Extension Agent Roy Lee Cart-
er, Human Resources .Director
Denise Manuel, Planner David
Richardson, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called, the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
E.T. u '
S Commissioner Barnes
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Major Nugent led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.

CONSENT AGENDA

Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, based on removal
of pages 33, 34, 35, 38 & 39 (of
Item #7). This being agreeable.,
the motion did then pass unani-
mously.
1. Minutes January
10, 2006 Regular Meeting
2. Bid Rejection/Ad-
vertisements Solid Waste De-
partment (Reject Bid #0506-08
for the Fuel Management Sys-
tems & Re-advertise / Advertise
for bids for Roll-Off Containers
& an aluminum Can densi-
pfer/baler to be paid from grant
funds)
3. Board Correspon-
dence Chairman to Early .
Learning Coalition of North-
west Florida, Inc. (Local Grant
Match)
4. Change Order
#2005-02 / Cape San Bias
Berm Project (Bid #0405-14 /
Contract Increase of $48,675.00
for a total of $1,758,566.00)
5. Grant Application &
Resolution Gulf County E.M.S.
($4,489.00), as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-01

A RESOLUTION CERTIFY-
ING THAT THE MONIES FROM
THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SERVICES MATCHING GRANT
WILL IMPROVE AND EXPAND
THE COUNTY'S PRE-HOSPITAL
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SER-
VICES SYSTEM.
WHEREAS, Gulf County
has an outstanding Emergency
,Medical Services system, which
serves the citizens of Gulf Coun-
ty; and
WHEREAS, the Emergency
Medical Services system receives
funding from Gulf County onlyi
for specific, itemized, budgeted
expenditures; and
WHEREAS, the budgeted
funds for the Emergency Medi-
cal Services system cannot be
used for other items or activi-
ties; and
WHEREAS, existing' budget
allocations do not provide for all
needs of the Emergency Medical
Services systems;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED BY THE GULF
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, as follows:
1. That monies from the
Emergency Medical Services
Matching grant will im-
prove and expand the County's
pre-hospital Emergency Medical
Services system.
2. That the grant monies
will not be used to supplant
existing County
Emergency Medical Services
budget allocations.
3. That a copy hereof shall
be provided to all parties of in-
terest upon request.
ADOPTED this 24th day of
January, 2006.


(End)

6. Inventory Property
Appraiser (Junk Item#80-100)
7. Invoice -"DE-
LETE** Agency for Health Care
Administration Medicaid
(October, 2005 $6,039.85 /
November, 2005 $13,745.42
* to be paid from Account
#52264-34100) "**DE-
LETE** Ausley & McMullen,
P.A. Gulf Pines Hospital
Litigation/Tax Collector (#42715
* $3,348.50 to be paid from Ac-
count #21111-33000)
Bay Medical Center *
H.C.R.A. (#05286-00538
$99.96 to be paid from Ac-
count #51462-31500)
S*DELETE** -' Gulf
County C.D.C. S.H.I.P. Pro-
gram Expenses ($8,300.00)
Griffin Sand & Concrete
Peters Park (#3459 $741.00
/ #3461 $651.50 to be paid
from Account #24523-64004)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Hon-
eyville Park & Access Road
(#64326 $1,675.00 to be paid
from Account #26472-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Dead
Lakes Park Project (#64328 *
$450.00 to be paid from Ac-
count #26472-31000) "
Preble-Rish, Inc. Wil-
lis Landing Road (C.R: 381)
S.C.O.P. Project (#64331 *
$1,125.24 to be paid from Ac-
count #40641-31000)
7. Pay Rates E.M.S.
Backup
8. Refund Build-
ing Permit Fees (Charles Rod-
ney Pippin $35.00 / Charles
Griffies, Sr. $150.00)
9. Special Projects
Payments as follows:

Dist. 1 Rich's IGA Road
Department Christmas Hams
$ 152.24.'
Wewahitchka E.M.S.
Christmas Dinner
$ 55.53

Dist.'2 Rich's IGA Road
Department Christmas Hams
$ 152.24
Rich's IGA Work Crew
Christmas Luncheon
$123.67
Wewahitchka E.M.S.
Christmas Dinner
$ 55.52

Dist. 3 Piggly Wiggly Pub-
lic Works Christmas Dinner
$ 59.48

(End)

PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE
ORDINANCE GAE, INC.

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-01

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY
AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
PARCEL ID #03495-550R, .91
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PAR-
CEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 6,
TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE
11 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL
LOW DENSITY TO MIXED COM-
MERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file

with Clerk"

PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE
ORDINANCE HOOD

Purstiant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
followisg-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.,

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-02"

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY
AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
MAP AMENDMENTS PURSU-
ANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER
STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING PARCEL ID #00741-
005R, 5 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 19,
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9
WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA FROM RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY TO MIXED COM-
MERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*

PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE
ORDINANCE NUGENT

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Williams motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-03
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN


OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY
AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE

MAPAMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE-
STATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
PARCEL ID #02973-015R, 4.0
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PAR-
CEL OF LAND LYING AND BE-
ING PART OF SECTION 15,
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL
LOW DENSITY TO MIXED COM-
MERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk*
P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDA-
TIONS JANUARY 17,2006

The Board then addressed
the following recommendations
from the January 17, 2006
meeting of the Planning & De-
velopment Review Board:

TABLE FINAL PLAT APPROV-
AL FADEAWAY COMPOUND

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider tabling final plat approval
for Southern Boys Investment,
LLC (Parcel ID #03191-002R 2
acres in S22, T9S, R10W), Coun-
ty Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to table
final plat approval of Fadeaway
Compound at Indian Pass (a 7-
unit development) subject to all
Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations stated and
unstated. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLAT
APPROVAL VILLAGE CENTER
SOUTH

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary and final plat
approval for Windmark Beach
DRI/DO (S21, T7S, R11W),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary
and final plat of Village Center.
South, a commercial/residen-
tial subdivision,, subject to all
Federal, State and Local Devel-
opment regulations, stated and
unstated. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
PRELIMINARY AND FINAL
PLAT APPROVAL FISHER-
MAN'S VILLAGE NORTH

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary and final plat
approval for Windmark Beach.
DRI/DO (S21, T7S, R11W),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary and
final plat of Fisherman's Village
North, a commercial/residen-
tial subdivision, subject to all
Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations, stated and
unstated. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

VARIANCE REQUEST AP-
PROVAL CURLEE
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider aroad-setback variance for
'Betty Curlee (Parcel ID #04159-
.010R SS, T7S, R11W), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner Williams motioned to ap-
prove this variance request for a
side setback variance encroach-
ing into the road setback 10
feet (the variance is condfina]l
.to the modular home .ee ned r..
Betty Curlee and is not trans-
ferable). Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

TABLE SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT ST. JOE.TIM-
BERLAND

County Attorney McFarland
discussed that the P.D.R.B.
voted to table the St. Joe
Timberland application for a
Small-Scale Map, Amendment
within an "Area of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern" that exceeds
10 acres for a portion of Parcel
SID #03469-OOR until the Gulf
County B.C.C. VWorkshop to be
held on Wednesday, January
25, 2006.
ANIMAL CONTROL
Chief. Administrator Butler
discussed that the Sheriff will
be returning Afimal Control
to the Board effective February
1, 2006. He stated that he has
received all of the informationn
from the Sheriff concerning the
employees and salaries. Chief
Administrator Butler recom-
mended that he and Chainnan
McLemore meet and take care of
the necessary issues before Feb-
ruary 1st. Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve this recom-
mendation. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion. Com-
missioner Williams discussed
that they need to review the De-
pIartments that will be involved.
After further discussion, the
motion passed unanimously.
INVOICE PREBLE-RISH, INC.
Chief Administrator Butler
requested that invoice #63850
(submitted by Preble-Rish, Inc.
for expenses incurred by Mi-
chael Hammond during the
Building Official transition), in
the amount of $1,281.59 (air-
-. plane ticket, etc.) be paid. Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
approve payment of this invoice,
stating that the Board is mak-
ing an exception' to the current
accounts payable policy. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
Will be continued ...


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SBASSETT HOUND PUP- YARD SALE, 1315 Wood-
WI PIES, lemon and white, ward Ave. Thurs 8a-?, Fri
AKC registered, shots, REFRIGERATOR, Ken- 8a-1p, Plants(Lillies, Gardi- Administrative
wormed health cert. ready more, top freezer, White, nas, hydrangeas, Palms, CLOSING
to go, $250 each automatic ice maker. Ex- angels trumpets 4 colors,
ANNOUNCEMENTS 850-227-7836 or cellent, condition, $95.00 purple cone flowers, Holly COORDINATOR
850-340-1526' 850-647-3862. Hocks, & others) & misc
1100- Legal Advertising 227-1371 Do not miss out on this op-
1110- Classified Notices Dogs & CatS portunity to work forone of
1120 no- uneents For Sale? Florida's best employers!
Announcements For Sale? WindMark Beach Sales
1140- HappynAds 3260 Center in Port St Joe has
1140-aPny on Ad an immediate opening for
1150- Personals 3130 Weight Machine a Closing Coordinator. In-
1170 Found 5 station Deluxe, like new, dividual should have previ-
Sacrifice $500. ous real estate closing and
Call 227-9500 title work. experience. At-
AUCTION! tenton to detail and the
1120. nite April 21 ability to handle multiple
e1120 Fri nite April 21 tasks in a fast-paced envi-
The City of at 7m EDT | 3280 | ronment required. We offer
Mexico Beach **Wade Clark** Industrial great pay and an excellent
Wiil be accepting sealed **Auctions** Industrial benefits package.
bids for a 1990 24" fiber-, There are specific Flori- 314 Reid Ave. Port St. Compressor Please submit Resume via
glass twin-engine out- da Statutes applicable Joe, 850-229-9282. 300 gallon 3 Phase 25hp fax to 850-229-7952, e-mail
board boat and trailer, to the sale of dogs and AB1239, AU1737, Sacrifice $700. 227-9500. to rebecca.standige@joe.
The boat is a Sea Ray and cats within the state or 10% Buyer's Premium. --com or visit careers.joe.
.the trailer is aluminum. transportated into the com to submit an online
Minimum bid that will be state for the purpose, of application & resume.
.accepted is $12,500.00. selling. Equal Opportunity Em-
Bids must be received by player Pre-Employment
9 A.M. May 2, 2006 and Please research Flori- Drug Screening Required
bids will be opened the da Statute 828.29 (Dogs | 3230
same day at 10 A.M. The and cats transported or
boat can be viewed at the offered fo( sale; health I. *
City Yard on 22nd Street requirements; consumer
from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 guarantee) before FAITH'S THRIFT HUT EMPLOYMENT
'PM. For more information you offer for sale a cat (Humane Society),1007 4100- Help Wanted Administrative
call (850) 648-5700. or dog. Tenth Street.: PSJ Store 4110- Restaurants/Clubs PROJECT
1 -..- -----% open Thur. Fri and Sat. 4120- Sales/Telemarketing
from 10am til 2pm. Golf 4130- Employment COORDINATOR
S 1160 cart for sale among other Information
; treasures. Donations Wel- .- H St Joe Towns & Resorts is
GOLD Bracelet with 16 come. currently seeking a Project'
small Diamonds lost in Ap- iNTJ) Coordinator in Port St Joe.
alachicola or St Joe. Fri 4100 The PC manages the work
March 24th, Generous re- of project teams including
ward, 596-0913/227-1258 Administrative contractors and consult-
DIEADMINISTRATIVE ants and reports to the
/ ,._ "H' KK. ST.JOE BEACH 6257 ASSISTANT. Project Manager. Respon-
3100 Antiques Americas Ave. Sat 4/22 sible for managing project
3110- Appliances 8-2pm. Furniture, tools, Get a head-start on your scope, budget and schecr-
..- 3120 Arts & Crafts doors, clothes, shoes, career today! St Joe cur-' ule for approved projects.
3130-Auctions handbags, hshid items, rently. has 2 openings for Experience' in evaluating
-. 3140 Baby Items and lotsof misc. items, administrative assistants to consultant proposals, con-
3150 Building.Supplies provide admin support in tracts, processing invoices
3160 Business Port St Joe. Qualified can- and negotiating change
PETS & ANIMALS. Equipment didates must have 2-3 orders preferred. User
2100 Pet3170 Collectible s years admin experience knowledge of word pro-
2100 Pets 3180 Computers pro cynMSE cessing, spreadsheet,
2110 Pets: Free to 3190 Electronics and proficiency in MS Ex-
Good Home 3200 Firewood KK: PT. ST. JOE 701 Gulf cel, MS Word and MS Out- project management and
2120- Pet Supplies 3210- Free Pass it On Aire Dr. Sat 4/22 look is required. Opportu- sch required. D o not miss out
2130- FarmiAnimals/ 3220a-Furniture 7am-noori. Furniture, area nity to advance is likely requires excid. Do no t miss out
Supplies, 3230 Garage/Yard Sales rug, Kicker speakers & with the right initiative. on this exciting opportunity
2140 ed325es God rGn gsatmps. Mens/Womes cloth Must be a team-player, to work for one of Florida's
Wanted 3250 Good Things to Eating, and lots of misc. professional and very de- best employers! We offer
3260 Health & Fitness ing, an ots o misc. tail-oriented. We offer great pay and an excellent
To Place An Ad 3270 Jewelry/Clothing great pay and an excellent benefits package.
in T ho Place AnTimes Ad 3280 Machinery/ benefits package.
in The Times 'Equipment Please submit Resume via
Classified 3290 Medical Equipment Please fax your resume-to fax to 850-229-7952, email
Ca 3300 Miscellaneous 850-229-7952, email to re- to rebecca.standige(joe.
Call 3310 Musical Instruments becca.standige@joe.com corn or visit careers.joe.
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Supplies 4/21 Only 9am-1pm MOV- submit an online applica- application & resume.
or 3330 Restaurant/Hotel ING SALE! 450'Santa Ana tion & resume Equal Opportunity Em-
1 (800) 345-8688 3340 Sporting Goods St. Joe Beach furniture Equal Opportunity ployer Pre-Employment
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ANGEL DUSTERS, Home,
Office Commercial, Exe
Advertisers are requested to check the advertise- ref, Lic, reasonable rates,
ment on the first insertion for correctness. Errors call Susan 850-227-4710
should be reported immediately.
The News Herald will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for
any error in advertisements to a greater extent than OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
the cost of the space occupied by the error. INC cleaning service. Resi-
c, dential, vacation rental.
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tutes a new ad and new charges. 229-1654. Leave message.
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ANY ad under any classification.


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couple will landscape,
mow. Storm Clean Up.
Also Available for Port St.
Joe, Wewa & The Cape.
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MOWING- NEEDED NOW! No expe-
Cost Cutters rience required. Werner
Lawn Service Great rates, Enterprises has immediate
reliable quality lawn care openings for entry-level
Long term budget plans. semi drivers. Our avg. driv-
Call Art today for estimate ers earn more than $36k
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Call today 1-866-280-5309


Drivers
DRIVER/WAREHOUSE
Growing Cabinet Co. in
PSJ seeks motivated per-
son w/ clean driving rec-
ord. CDL not req'd..DFW,
benefits. avail. 625-5577
Trades
EMPLOYMENT OPPOR-
TUNITY IN SOUTH FLOR-
IDA!Employment Opportu-
nity in South Florida! Land
Based Deep injection well
contractor has the -follow-
ing opening: Cementing
Supervisor. Duties and Re-
sponsibilities: Coordi-
nates and oversees ce-
menting service line work
at the well site. Provides
the planning necessary for
the job by providing in-
structions to the crew and
equipment used. Directs
the activities of the crew
during the rigging up. an'
rigging down at a location.
Coordinates the clean up,
repair, and preparation of
equipment for the next job.
Top pay plus benefits, ve-
hicle allowance relocation
expense. Fax resume
239-489-4545 or contact
Dan at ,239-489-4444.
MUST PASS TEST. PHYSI-
CAL & DRUG TEST. Drug
Free Workplace
General
Beacon Villa
Retirement Center
Has immediate openings
for the following positions:

Cook
Full Time and Part Time

Resident Care
Full time, Part Time & PRN
We offer a competitive
benefit package for full
time employees and a
pleasant working environ-
ment. If interested in em-
ployment with us, please
contact Debra Ferguson,
Administrator, at 647-4000.
You may also fax your re-
sume to 647-9172. We are
an equal opportunity em-
ployer.
General
Front Desk/
Reservationist
Work in a fast paced, peo-
ple oriented vacation rent-
al company. Good tele-
phone, customer service,
and organizational skills
are a must. Part-time and
full-time positions are
available. We offer an ex-
cellent benefits package
for full-time employees.
Must work weekends.
Apply in person at:
Resort Vacation Properties
of St. George Island Inc.
125 West Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL
For information call:
850-927-2322, ext. 158
General
GULF COAT
COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
Groundskeeper- for semi-
skilled work in the mainte-
nance of campus grounds.
Requires some exp. in the
care & maintenance of
grounds. Starts at $8.03/hr
Open Until Filled.
Sr. Bookkeeper for ad-
vanced & difficult book-
keeping work involving all
aspects of payroll. Re-
quires H.S. diploma/ equi-
valency with exp. in gener-
al accounting practices; 2
yr. exp. in the maintenance
of payroll preferred. Starts
at $10.39/hr. Open Until
Filled. Additional info:
http://dept.gulfcoast.edu/
jobs. GCCCC is an EA/EO/
M/F/ Vet employer.


4100
Drivers
WANTED FOR LOCAL
COMPANY. Home every
night. 1 year ex. Clean
MVR. Class A & B license.
$300 Sign- On -Bonus af-
ter 90 Days. 769-9136.
Drivers
WANTED FOR LOCAL
COMPANY. Home every
night. 1 year expert. Clean
MVR. Class A & B license.
$300 Sign- On -Bonus af-
ter 90 Days. 769-9136.
General
DAY SPA IN PSJ, looking
for lic. massage therapist,
hair stylist, and manicurist.
Also, need receptionist/ at-
tentant, Call 850-227-9727
General
GULF COUNTY
SENIOR
CITIZEN'S
ASSOCIATION
We're growing and hir-
ing immediately for the
following, positions. New
pay scale. Flexible
hours, partial benefits.
Looking for people
searching for a mean-
ingful life.
SENIOR CENTER
MANAGEMENT 25
hours/week, responsible
for seniors's activities,
including meals,, educa-
tion, recreation and in-
formational programs.
Supervision of staff and
volunteers, record keep-
ing and ordering sup-
plies and reports PSJ.
MAINTENANCE
/DELIVERY PERSON
PT Person needed for
daily custodial and rou-
tine maintenance of
building and grounds,
and delivery in PSJ.
Must be able to lift
40lbs.; have valid FL DL
with good driving rec-
ord. Pickup or cargo
van' helpful. 25
hours/week. PSJ
CAREGIVERS/RESPITE
WORKERS Caring peo-
ple needed to assist
homebound seniors and
their caregivers, with
home chores, etc. PT or
FT PSJ, Wewa and the
Beaches.
Must pass criminal
background check and
drug screen. Applica-
tions available at 120.
Lisenby Dr., PSJ or call
229-8466 for informa-
tion.
General
JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
one full-time Maintenance
III position for our Mainte-
nance Department. This is
a NIGHT SHIFT position;
hours will be from:
3:30pm 12 midnight M-F.
Starting salary is $10.3548
per hour. This is a bar-
gaining unit (Union) posi-
tion with full benefits. Ap-
plications and a complete
job description are availa-
ble in our Human Re-
sources Office (1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Room 311), or at:
www.gulfcounty
government.com
Applications will be ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m., E.T.
on April 28, 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.


General
INTERVIEWING
CLERK

The Gulf County Health
Department has two OPS
openings for Interviewing
Clerk at the Port St. Joe
branch. Forty (40) hours
per week .@$9.00 per
hour. Fingerprinting and
Emergency Duties Re-
quired. Other Personnel
Services, No benefits as-
signed. After-hours and
weekend work required.
Closing Date: April 26,
2006. For more info, con-
tact Lesia Hathaway at
(850) 227-1276, ext. '149.
Refer to Requisition Num-
ber 64923072.
An Equal Opportunity/
.Affirmative Action
Employer.
Electronic Applications
Only
Apply at:'
peoplefirst.myfl6rida.com
for assistance, contact:
People First at
877-562-7287
General
Maintenance
Mechanic
Perform light maintenance
work and repairs for a fast
paced vacation rental
company. Part-time and
full-time, positions are
available. We offer an ex-
cellent benefits package
for ,full-time employees.
Must have a reliable mode
of transportation. Must be
willing to work weekends.
Apply in person at:
Resort Vacation Properties
of St. George Island, Inc.
125 West Gulf Beach Dr.
St George Island, FL
For information call:
856-927-2322, Ext 158
General
Quality Assurance
Coordinator
Quality Assurance Coordi-
nator is responsible for in-
specting rental properties
to ensure that the proper-
ties are in their best condi-
tion and report any house-
keeping or maintenance
problems. Part time and
full time positions are
available. We offer an ex-
cellent benefits package
for full time employees.
Must work weekends.
Must have reliable, mode
of transportation.
Apply in person at:
Resort Vacation Properties
of St. George Island, Inc.
125 West Gulf Beach Dr.
St. George Island, FL
850-927-2322, Ext 158.


General
GULF COUNTY
SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
is currently seeking a Cor-
rectional Officer. Applica-.
tions may be picked up at
the sheriffs office. 100 Cec-'
il G. Costin SR. Blvd
General
OPS CABIN Cleaner/
Maintenance Worker
Needed, $10/hr, 40 hr/wk;
Must have valid DL. Apply
at St. Joseph State Park',
227-1327.
General
RESIDENTIAL '
SALES
You'll work wih
homeowners to inspect $
identify the need for service,
es, and build your busily
ness in Panama City. W&'
seek professional driver)
closer with sales expert&
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.
General
SECURITY OFFICERS- at.
PORT ST.JOE. Class DSe-,
curity Guard License req'd.
Excellent. pay & benefits.'.
For info Call Captain
Simmons 850-229-8271
ext. 216
Healthcare
CAREGIVERS
NEEDED
Port St. Joe &
Mexico Beach Area
We need caring & com-
passionate caregivers to
work in Mexico Beach.,
Work times are based on
your availability & we need.
to fill 24/7 shifts. Call
Home Instead Senior Care
850-522-1920
br 1-866-301-1919


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Find out how you can become a part
of our growing Sales Team. Please call
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jweaver@forgottencoastrealtor.com

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Healthcare
GULF COAST
COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
Dental Coordinator su-
pervise accredited hy-
giene, assisting and dis-
tance ed. Assisting prgms.
Teach basic classes; pro-
vide clinical anesthesia &
services in campus clinics.
Requires dental degree,
teaching exp. & supervi-
sory skills; will consider
RDH with MS. Salary
based on degree & exper.
Open Until Filled.
Dental Hygiene Faculty -
coord. soph. activities,
clinical instruction, partici-
pate in planning & review,
student advising/ registra-
tion. Requires MS degree,
FL license, 2 yrs. teaching
& clinical exper.; will con-
sider BS degree & working
on MS. Salary based on
degree & exper. Open Un-
til Filled.
Nursing Faculty teach
Mental Health didactic
and clinical labs utilizing
nursing process with appli-
cation of psychiatric pa-
tient experiencing altered
health states. Requires
MSN, 2 yrs. mental health
nursing exper. & current
FL license. Salary based
on degree and exp. Open
Until Filled. Additional info:
http://dept.gulfcoast.edu/
jobs. GCCC is an ENA/EO/
M/F/Vet employer. ,
Healthcare
REGISTERED
NURSE

The Gulf County Health
Department has one open-
ing for a part-time OPS
Registered Nurse at the
Port St. Joe branch. Varia-
ble hours @ $20.00 per
hour. Fingerprinting and
Emergency Duties Re-
quired. Other Personnel
Services, No benefits as-
signed. After-hours and
weekend work required.

Closing Date: May 3, 2006.
For more information,, con-
tact Lesia Hathaway at
(850) 227-1276, ext. 149.
Refer to Requisition Num-
ber 64923073.
An Equal Opportuni-
ty/Affirmative Action Em-
p, I o y e r .
Electronic Applications
S Only
Apply at:
peopleflrst.myflorida.com
for assistance, contact:
People First 877-562-7287
-Professional
ASSISTANT
PROJECT
MANAGER

st Jce T:i,- Re-i.n-
has been recognized as
the nation s premier dejel-
oper of resort and residen-
ital communities. The St
Joe rrisison is 10 plan. de-
velop. build and operate
masier-planner residential
and re'.onr commurnies
by orfering real esiare ser-
vices o10 a broad spectrum
'o01 Cusomers Currenily.
SI. Joe Towns & Resons is
seeking an Assasani Proj-
ect Manager Ior ime Port St
Joe area Tre APM will
manage all elements of
business planning, entitle-
ments, planning,' design
,and construction of resort
Sresidenial communities.
Ge.,e.ai knowledge off
project management fea-
SiDliTy analysis ana cost
beneri analysis are essen-
tial.' Must have excellent
communication and
multi-tasking skills. Mini-
mum 4 year degree and 5
-years of combined techni-
cal training and related
project management expe-
rience required. Engineer-
rig or conslruciiorn educa-
tion preferred;. Basic'
knowledge of Auto CADD
and MS PrOject a 'plus.
We offer great pay and an
excellent benefits pack-
,age.

Please fax your resume to.
850-229-7952 e-mail' to re.
becc3 siandige',ijoe corn
or viist calreersjoecom to
submit an onlne apphlca.
Stion& resume
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employment
Drug Screening Required


4100
Healthcare
TRAVEL RNs CALIFOR-
NIA 13-26 Week Assign-
ments San Francisco,
Napa Valley, Los Angeles,
San Diego, Palm Springs+
surrounding cities. Ex-
cellent Wages/Benefits Up
to $100,000/year Paid
Housing or Subsidy
Med/Dental Ins. & 401(k)
Completion Bonus Travel
Reimbursement Immigra-
tion Sponsorship 24/7 Mgt
Support UNICall: (877)
256-7497 Fax (916)
641-0727 Email:
ztrefry@unihcr.com
Hospitality
HOUSEKEEPER, part
time, Some weekends re-
quired, Coombs House Inn
Apalachicola 850.653.9199
Hospitality
Local motel needs ener-
getic seasonal House-
keeper. Hrs. run from
10am on. 5-6 days per
week, depending on occu-
pancy. If you have pride in,
a job well done, enjoy a re-
laxed atmosphere and
good pay, call 2271443 for
an interview
Professional
DESIGN
SELECTION
ASSOCIATE

St Joe Towns & Resorts
has an exciting opportunity
available in Port St Joe as
a Design Associate. This
independent, outgoing in-
dividual will coordinate the
Design Options Process of
finishes for single-family
and multi-family homes in-
suring that all policies are
met. Duties include: data
entry, schedule appoint-
ments, provide support
and guidance to custom-
ers as it pertains to the
Personal Design Option
Selection process, order
materials and compose
correspondence. 3-4 years
of experience in an Interior
.Design or related position
is required. Interior Design
Education preferred.
Pleasant and courteous
manner are, "essential.
Qualified candidate must
be willing, to work some
evenings and weekends.
We offer great pay and an
excellent benefits ,pack-
age.

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
Development
Superintendent

St Joe Towns & Resorts is,
currently seeking an* expe-
rienced Development Su.
perirnlendeni Duiies snail
include but noi De Iimled:
Deing responsible lot over-
seeing all aspects ol site
work construction inclua.
ing; overseeing the con-
struction and admirns.
tering of roadways utili-
ties, hardscape, landscape
and irrigation: scheduling
utility company coordina.
tion, budget compliance,'
permit compliance, punch
list compliance and
turn-over. Position requires
AS in Civil Engineering
Technology/Building' Con-
struction Technology or 5
years of responsible expe-
-,ence in Site Work Devel-
opment (construction/ im-
plementation/design) to in-
clude roadways, water,,
sewer, drainage, irrigation,
conduits, lighting, hard-
scape and landscape. This
position also requires. ex-
perience in cost estimat-
ing, budget tracking and
working knowledge of Mi-
crosoft Excel, Word and
Project. Experience r, Au.
toCAD a plus. We 'offer
great pay and an excellent
benefits package.

Please fax your resume to
.850-229-7952, email to e-
'becca.standige6joe.oom
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With experience wanted
for expanding Advertis-
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award-winning publica-
tion to the Emerald and
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COLLEGE
Asst. Coordinator Of Re-
cruitment work directly
with Bay, Franklin & Gulf
County high school coun-
selors/ students/ commu-
nity members in recruiting
students & assist.with the
admissions process., Re-
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college recruitment& ad-
missions preferred. Starts
at $25,000/yr. Apply by
4/28/06.
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'administer the- appeals
process for student aca-
demic progress; conduct
workshops for high
schools/ new students;
work with, aid eligibility
process. Requires BS de-
gree & strong customer
service sills. knowledge
of financial aid programs
prelerre- Sian-. ai 't23K
year. Open Until Filled. .
Purchasing Coordinator
-coordinate & manage the
procurement lunciionr.' pur-
chasing activities ofl he
college Work requires Irne
analysis ol complex prob.
lems. planning of various
interrelated activiaes & ihe
coordination oi multiple
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quires BS degree & 3 yrs
exper. in purchasing/ relat-.
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system. Successful can-
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to use our proven multi-
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Must have strong com-
puter skills. Background
as ar realtor asssisant
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Avail. April call JD at
678-358-5239


| 4100
Retail
P/T F/T Summer Help. for
Cashier. Call Patricia @
The Cape Trading Post.
(850) 229-8775
Trades






ARCTIC POLAR
Heating & Air, LLC
Lic#RA-0067062
WANTED: Equipment/Duct
Work Installers, Service
Technicians and Laborers.
Clean driving record req.
Top Producers=Top Pay
'Incentive Bonus Program.
Prior experience a PLUS!
Call 850-827-8429 or
850-541-3308
Drug & Alcohol Free
S.Work Place. EOE

Trades

CONCRETE finishers and
labors needed. Transpor-
tation is a must. Call
229-6525 or 653-7352.
Trades


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 Com-
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
CARPENTERS & Labor-
ers. Must have DL & trans-
portation. Top Pay, 'Call
639-2975 or 381-9102
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.'hrr. Please call
850.638.0304 .
Trades
METAL FABRICATOR-
(located PSJ) Min .10 yrs
exper Mig'Tig.'Stck FT/PT
227.9500 12N.2pm M.F
Trades
PLATFORM, MARINE
NOW HIRING SHIPYARD
Employees for Galjeson.r
Te.as SHIP FITTERS PIPE
FITTERS WELDERS Top
pay with Per Diem
7 0 + h ou rs C a l l
956-454.-1154
Trades
VINYL INSTALLMENT La-
borer reeded For more
info. contact Stephen
850-229-77 38227.8080
Trades. -
YOUNGOUIST BROTH-
ERS, INC. Excellent Job
.Opportunity in South Flori-
dal Positions Available;
-Drillers, *Derricks Floor
Hands Excellent benefits
package available 3ater 90
days. Fax. resume
239-489-4545 or contact
Cliff at 239-489 4444
MUST PASS PHYSICAL &
DRUG TEST. Drug Free
Workplace


4110 I
General
PAYING TOP DOLLAR
For route ariveis Nc expe-
rience necessary, local
routes. Expect to earn an.
access of $1000 weekly.
Company vehicle provid-
ed. Regular DL ok. call Big
Ron at 850-276-3755 or
850785.9922


Loggerhead Grill
Now hiring Exp line Cooks
& Sous Chef, Salary DOE
Line Cooks $750
sign on bonus
Dockside Cafe
Now hiring all positions
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer. Medical, Dental, &
Vision benefits available
Call 850-625-5561
St Joseph Bay
Country Club
Now Hiring
*Full Time Cook
*Servers
Must be 18 yrs. old. Sub-
mit application in person at
700 Country Club Rd Port
St Joe 32456, or fax to
229-7199.




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$100K/100 DAYS CASH
Simply returning phone
calls. Not a job, not MLM..
No selling, no explaining.
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ext. 5098

ADVERTISING SALES
PRO WANTED. Top Com-
missions, experience re-
quired. For phone inter-
view, Mr. Haggerty, 877-
665-6618.

ALL CASH BUSINESS!
Local Candy .Vending
Route. $50,000/Year Po-
tential. 30 Machines plus
Candy. $8,995. Call Nbwl
1-800-704-5414

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Administrative
Earn j.12-$48i/hur Full
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Available. Homeland Secu-
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days.
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creative people needed lor
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workrg witr major rhorels
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for recorded information.
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free io iraveil United States.
Two weeks paid training,
irarnsportaiion and lodging
Lurnisthed return guaran-
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TRUCK DRIVING Great
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5100 Business
Opportunllles
5110 Monev la Lend




ENTREPRENEUR. Unirm-
iled Income. Will Irain
Hign in demanrdl New f,-
nancial service saving
nome owners BIG CASHI
-ow sian up lee. No espe-
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1.800.365.7550 p.89833

MUST SELL! Established
Vending route. Unique
school cI program. Minimum
reesimreri ,6595 Financ-
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6100 Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
6120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals




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


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


MINI STORAGE

In Port St. Joe


814-7400


New Commercial Office
and warehouse storage for
lease in St. Joe commerce
park located on Industrial Rd.
(FL Hwy 382) behind Arizona
'Chemical. Each space consists
of an office, bath, storage
closet, and warehouse with
10' roll up door. Convenient
to all locations, 1/2 mile off
Hwy 98. 1000'sq. ft. each
space. $550 per month. 12
month leases. One monthly
security deposit.
Office (850) 229-8014
Home (850) 229-8030
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REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
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Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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6120


CAPE SAN BLAS, 3,BR, 3.
BA, Ige covered porches.
Watch. sunrise over Gulf
and Sunset ov.r the Bay.
Gulf and Bay dedicated
access. Fully. Furn'd with
Braxton Cruller furniture.
$1800 per mo. First, last
months rent and security
dep of $900.00 req'd. No
pets. Call Amber 850-
402-1993.


6130

3 BR, 3 BA at The Village
of Port St. Joe. Corner unit
with wrap-a-rouhd porch.
Fans trrougnout washer
dryer, BBO grill. dining
room and full kitchen.
GREAT UNITI 1 year lease.
Utilities ,not included.
$1200 mo. maint: fee in-
cluded. Contact Daniel or.
Anna at 850-670-5544.

.THE VILLAGES OF PORT
ST JOE, 3br/3ba, fully fur-
nished, never been rented,
immaculate condition,
$1350mo 850-527-1436





3 BR 2 BA MH with fire-
"place, on very large lot,
large screend in porch,
utitlty shed, side by side
refridgerator, gas stove &
dishwasher, located just 2
blocks from the water,
$850/mo. 850-227-5301 '

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-


excellent rental record
BAY FRONT Modular
Home located on 1029
Bay Circle Dr. $425,000
LAKE FRONT Property,
7.4 acres on'Lake Stew-
ard,off Lucas Lake Rd.
$198,0'00
bofitzl@hotmall.com
Serious Inquires Call
Owner 258-7245


7170 |
BAY VIEW 1.22 acres 1st .
tier Bay View ,Magnolia
Bluff lot, on East Bay Dr.
Pvt. High and Dry land,
that joins State preserve,
perfect for your dream
home, asking $395K for
sale by owner call
653-8074 or 653-7291


2 BR, 1 BA HOUSE, High-
landview area, walk to
beach, $700 mo. 1 year
lease, Call 817-789-3527
415 7th STREET, Mexico
Beach, long term lease,
$1000 mo. 2 br, 2 ba; ap-
pliances, 4 blks 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
11,3/mo or short term
avail. Call 227-1410
GORG-...S Bay Sunset
view on CR-30. 2 br 2.5 ba,
wood floors, custom cabi-
nets, fully furn'd, screen
porch & open deck. 6-9
month lease. $1295 mo.,
first, last month rent &
$650 security dep due on
signing. No pets. Call
850-229-7799.
HOUSE For Rent, in Port
St. Joe, 3 br, 2 be, 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.
VERY NICE 3 BR, 2 BA,
fenced in yard, newly re-
modeled, nice neighbor-
hood, close to schools,
NO PETSI references A
MUST. $850/mo. 1st, last,
and sec. required. Call
850-227-7125 or 227-5453

WANTED
Furnished 2/bd house in
the St. Joe area, for 4-6 .
months. .Need from
5/1-until ? Call 628-9799 -


6170 |1
DBL WIDE 3BD/2BA $37K
Immaculate cond. Zone .3 ..
850-235-4610 or
850-819-4610









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
Properly
7190 Out-ol-Town
Real Estate
7200 TImeshare



I 71oo
2910 GARRISON AVE....
3 br 2 ba, oversized lot.
$225K Call 258-5126 GreaL
Rental' First Home/ Owner
CHOCTAW ` BEACH,
FLORIDA Custom 3 BR, 2
BA, FR CH&A, 'many ex-
tras. 1 +acres with lots of
,trees, high ground, never
flooded. 1 block to Choc-
tawhatchee Bay. 'Call
850-897-2163
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 #4 rocked
driveway $134,900 or Buy
all 3 for $429%900. Call
850-647-3848 or 527-4164
FOR SALE By owner,
3br/2ba, 1309 Palm Blvd. 2
blocks from. Bay, Owner
motivated, $225,000, 227-'
4850 or 227-5907


7110 1
2 LOTS
Indian' Pass (adjacent
to each other)
extrodinary Gulf views
and sunsets, '2nd tier
with your own dock on
the Bayou. Direct Gulf
access, canoe/kayak qr
fish from your own pri-
vate dock on Money
Bayou. 850-648-5934 or
906-440-0660
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



2 BR 2 BA Brand NewL
Condo, 0.5 ml. to Mex.
Bch, Pool, :$250,000 Call
Brian 404-663-0226

INVEST OR BUILD. Lot at
Ocean Plantation in Mexi-
co Beach, 1/ mile from
Hwy. 98. $250,000. Call Bri-
an at 404-663-0226.


4 LOTS;
CREEKVIEW
Subdivision, Overstreet
Area. Seller is motivated
and ready to take rea-
sonable offers on these
lots. Please call
Bluewater Realty of Gulf
County, 850 229-6100
or 850 648-4400.

141 BARBARA
DR.
Port St Joe. Great lot in
established neighbor-
hood for sale. Price has
been reduced to
$129,500. with owner
willing to do some own-
er financing with accept-
ed contract. Please call
Bluewater Realty of Gulf
County, 850 229-6100
or 648-4400 '

ACREAGE IN
SUNNY
FLORIDA
186 ACRES S. of 10,
Walton County. Board-
ers Water Management.
$5,500/acre.
360 Acres next to Sun-
ny Hills. $5,500/acre.
Must Sell, serious
inquiries call
850-258-7245 or email
bofltzl@hotmail.com

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

FLORIDA HILL.
COUNTRY
St. Joe
Woodlands
Land with live oaks and
long leafs, fields and
pines, along the rivers
and bays of Northwest
Florida Thousands of
opportunities for your
own farm, ranch or wa-
terfront property. Multi-
ple' lifestyle opportuni-
ties and only one num-
ber, to call.
JOE.com /
Keyword: Land
1-866-JOE-LAND
(1-866-563-5263)

IF YOU DON'T KNOW
S IJOE,
YOU DONTKNOW
FLORIDA'





FOR SALE By Owner In-
dian Pass Lagoon off of
C-30, Lot backs up 'to
State parx cleared wrlri
ari;se*a.' ciry water as.k-
.ng $185000 762-8123 or
2274850
GREAT DEVELOPMENT
Opportunity, 4 08 acres,
located in White City, wilrn
in one, mile from inter-
coastal waterway. $5-50K.
call Marggie Raffield Meu.
co Beach Harmon Realty.
850-527-7525
LAND FOR SALE
3 lots for sale in Chipola
Landing Subdivision cor-
,er of. Douglas Landing
Rd. -and SR 381 'in
Dalkeith. Lots 5 (.54 acj 6
'(.63 ac) & 7 (.65 ac)
$30,000 each or discount
for all three together. Call
229-8375 or 227-5552
ST JOE Bch lot for sale,
ready to build, 3rd blk,
high & dry. Septic,, Power,
& wate- on cleared 75x150
lot $170k 850-647-6349
ST JOE BEACH lot for
sale. Cleared, lenced, &
utilities in place. Cover
parking for boaf or RV, 423
Gulf St. $185,000, 647-
2780



ZONED III- 1.998 Fleet-
wood M.H., 14x60, 2 br, 2
ba; electric, CH&A, ceiling
fans, all appis,r extra insu-
lation, storm windows, As-
phalt shingles $20,500,
.784-8095 or 819-2265.


1 1, 7170
FLORIDA
AUCTION: "
2 Sales.April 23: 2pm
2br. Cottage Seacrest
Beach. 1,123sf, Sunset
Beach, gated community.
2br/2ba rental ready Guir
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.
F4r information.
800-479-1763
FLAL#AU2049
John Dixon & Associates
wwwJohndlxon.com

Panama City
FLORIDA
Waterfront
Properties
GULF FRONT Home, ex-
cellent rental record,
6405 Gulf Dr. 1.7 million,


7150
3 BEAUTIFUL LOTS,
Compass Lake, all ameni-
ties, over 3 acres, huge"
oak trees, all together, ask-
ing $99,000 or $36,500 for
a lot. 762-8123 or
227-4850


8100 Antique & Collectibles.
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 VansW
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

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FORD '99 F-150 extended
cab, V6, low miles, 58,000
NA/C PS, PB $10,500 NADA
11,900 bedliner, tool box,
excellent, condition;:
850769-3641/850-227-8552,
CHEVROLET '95 12FT
box truck. excellent work
truck, good body, runs
great. new tires, 79k miles,
$7,000 FIRM 850-229-1431



1995 DODGE CARAVAN
LE, Learner. PW/DL. Dolby
Sound, well maintained,
$2450. Call 229-8785.


81.50
1986 DODGE SERVICE
TRUCK, 360 V8 1 ton,
with utility bed roni to10
back top rack, Excellent
condition. very low miles,
New starter carburetor.
Drakes. PS pump, good
rubber $6500 hrm.
227-9500
CONTRACTOR'S
WAREHOUSE
unit 1250 SF.' office bath-.
room 12x12 roll up door,
located ai the corner ol
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-.
enord in Jones Home-
stead $650 a month in-'
cludes ulil 1 year lease,
+1 mo rent dep 647-2715"
after 6pm.


S8210

1983 31ft CATLIMBO,
-lard Top, 265hp CAT die--
sel. Auto pilot, radio,-GP;' ?
Loran, fish finder, Eprbe, .
new bottom paint, outing-.
gers, Lift kept, good cond;.
tion, $19,000, 352-629.
5709
1997 18 FOOT TWIN en--
gine Sea Doo Needs
some engine repair on.,
carbaurators. Can be seen
at 2104 Monument Ave r
Call 227-1120
10'Aluminum -
i J6n Boat
$150.00 Firm. Call:
850-227-9500

OCEAN KAYAKS. new
and used sit-on-top Kayaks..'
for sale at Happy Ours
Kayak & Canoe Outpost
We are located at 775"-"
Cape San Bias Rd or call,.
850-229-1991, for infor-
mation.
QUINTREX '04 143 Hor-
net, W/Suzuki DF 50 4'
stoke outboard. Also co'r
mes with galvanized trail.'
er complete with lots of'
extras. Humm,nbrrd GPS
fish ,finder, tack & monitor.
gauge, trailer guide on &
spare wheel. Boat is 14 3"'
w/ 6'6" beani. One of a-'
kindl all welded aluminum
imported from Australia.
Outboard motor has 2 1/2
yrs. left of factor warranty.
and only 3 hours of run-'
ning time., '$10,000 obo,'-
850-227-9762

Ameriea's Mini

Storage
141 Commerce Drive
New Covered Boat and RV
Storage Slips '
$125.00 per month any :
size unit- Covered Slip
$50.00 per month -
Non Covered Slip,
New Facility-Gated-24
Hour Access Location!
Location! 1/2 mile from
bdach, public boat ramp
-OffHwy 98-Behind
Arizona Chemical New
Commerce Park-3.5
Acres easy Access,
Lots of Room.

850-229-8014
850-258-4691 Cell


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Watercolor's Seventh Annual Taste Of 30-A To Celebrate

Northwest Florida's Distinctive Cuisine, Culture


Top, left to right, Sierra King, LaTreva North, Ashley Erickson.
Bottom, left-to right, Kayla Minger, Leah Miniat


Students attend FASC

On March 30, Sierra King, LaTreva North, Ashley Erickson, Kayla Minger, Leah Miniat
along with Mr. Rodney Herring went to Orlando to represent Port St. Joe IHigh School at this
years Florida Association of Student Council.
During the past year the Student Council at PSJHS has been working on numerous
projects to go toward the Gold Medallion Book. For the past two years the Council has been
awarded the Bronze Metal, blut this year they got the Silver.
'We are very proud of our Stuident Council his year. Thank You Mr. Herring for accom-
eevinp vnu s" on thisC rewardriin trin


The essence of Southern
food and its influences on the
culture, history and cuisine
of Northwest Florida will be
celebrated April 22 and 23 at
the seventh annual Taste of
30-A. With popular events to
be held at the WaterColor Inn
and Resort and Eden Gardens
State Park, the weekend fes-
tivities pay homage to tra-
ditional Southern food and
regional influence, such as
the oysters of Apalachicola
and the best local fish and
shrimp from the Gulf of
Mexico. For ticket informa-
tion, call" 877.245.6997 or
visit wvww.tasteof30a.coni.
The festival kicks off on
Saturday morning, April 22,
with a traditional farmers'
market in WaterColor's Town
Center. On Sunday, April
23, the weekend culminates
with a Lowcountry Gospel
Brunch with The Voices of
El Shaddai on the grounds
of Eden Gardens State Park.
The day will evoke an ear-
lier era as guests step back
in' time to savor delicious
food, warm fellowship, and
the soulful sounds of gospel-
music amidst hundred-year-
old live oaks and heirloom
camellias.
St. Joe Culinary Advisor
Chef Chris Hastings joins
WaterColor chefs Wayne
Alcaide, Philip Krajeck, and
Olivier Gaupin as they offer
up their version of a tradition-


Shaddai, a talented group
of Lowcountry gospel sing-
ers from Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina always .a
memorable event return
this year to serenade the
audience.
"This year's event will
be a laid back celebration of
Southern culture and coastal
cuisine that make our part
of the world so great," says
Rod Wilson, president of St.
Joe's residential operations
for West Florida, developer of
WaterColor.
To encourage the pres-
ervation of Florida's unique
landscape and culture and
people, proceeds from this
event benefit Friends of Eden
and Habitat for Humanity of
Walton County.
Schedule of Events -
Taste of 30-A
Farmers' Market
WaterColor Town Center
Saturday, April 22
9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Admission is Free
Sunday Gospel Champagne
Brunch
Eden Gardens State Park,
Point Washington,
Sunday, April 23
10:00 a.m.. -12:30 p.m.
$65 per person
'About WaterColor
WaterColor is a 499-acre
Southern coastal resort and
residential community in
Northwest Florida, directly on
the Gulf of Mexico, adjacent


along south Walton County's
Scenic Highway 30A. It
is being developed by The
St. Joe Company. At full
build-out, the community is
planned to include 1,140 res-
idences; BeachClub; tennis
club; BoatHouse; 60-room
inn; commercial space; dune
walkovers and boardwalks
and a lakefront park. Nearly
half the site is being devoted
to open space and preserva-
.tion areas.
Master-planned by
Cooper, Robertson and
Partners, a New York-based
architectural firm, WaterColor
won- one of eight commu-
nity design awards bestowed
by the American Institute
of Architects in 2002. The
WaterColor Inn is a member
of "Small Luxury Hotels and
Resorts of the World." For
more information, visit JOE.
com, Keyword: WaterColor.
About St. Joe
The St. Joe Company, a
publicly held company based
in Jacksonville, is one of
Florida's largest real estate
operating companies. It is
engaged in town, resort, com-
mercial and industrial devel-
opment and land sales.- JOE
also has significant interests
in timber.
More information about


yp ng your p peeps gon ni UlLtp..1JEabfudtorw
al Lowcountry Champagne to the acclaimed Grayton JOE can be found at our web
M -brunch. The Voices of El Beach State Recreation Area site at JOE.com.

M otorcycle Port St: Joe Elementary School To Host Red Cross Blood Drive


Poker Run The students at Port St. others," stated American Red mately an hour at the drive
ar "en-7IU "-:{, --,'-"_ 7.- Joe Elementary School may Cross Blood Services Account with the actual donation
Hlri mo N y for I I IT '- not be old enough to donate Manager W.B. Stewart. taking about ten minutes
Wewait chka e Higmon Schoo, I blood, but they are discover- Each student from Port St. During the visit, donors wil
nWewahitchka 0High School, ing that blood donors are life- Joe Elementary School who o through a reitraftio


Class o LI / 2uu, project :
Graduation.
Saturday, April 29. Ride
begins @ Lake Alice Park in
Wewahitchka. Ride .will take
you through Blountstown,
Apalachicola and end at The
Purple Bar & Restaurant in
Mexico Beach.
Registration, will be at
9:30 a.m. CST. Ride Ends
2 p.m. CST. $15 fee, addi-
tionWl hand $5. Prize Money,
Best-Hand-Worst Hand,
50/50 Drawning. For More
Information call 814-6185 or
maiul. jamiles(~gtcbm.net.


The Port St. Joe Garden Club had its April meeting on
April 13 at the Club center.
Dr: Sprinkle from the University of Florida in Gainesville
gave the program on "Good and Bad Bugs." He showed slides
and told about advantages and disadvantages of different
pests that attack your garden and plants. The program was
,enjoyed by members and guests.
The Club will, have a plant and bake sale on Saturday,
April 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. E.T. at the Club site on 8th Street.
Come by,. view the plants, buy one, and enjoy all the cakes,
that are for sale.
The public is always welcome at all of ouir meetings and
programs.
May meetirigthas been rescheduled for May 18 at 12:00,
p.m., Come visit our Club.


saving heroes. In addition,
they are helping the adults.
in their lives become these
special heroes.
When. Port St. )Joe
Elementary School hosts an
American Red Cross blood
drive April 25, 2006 from
12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ET, its students will act as
recruiters, signing up their'
parents, relatives, and other
adults to donate blood.
"Participation in a blood.
drive is a wonderful way for
students to become aware of
corn immunity responsibility and'
develop an attitude of helping


recruits a blood donor, will
receive a "Buddy Blood Drop"
keychain for their efforts. In
addition,, all American Red
Cross blood donors will be
entered into a drawing to win
a Miami Getaway, complete
with two Delta Air Lines round
trip tickets, a two-night' stay
at the Miami Hilton.. and a
Sunday brunch for two from
the Hilton.
Students will be recruit-
in e donors who are at least
17 years of age, weigh a mini-
mum of 110 pounds and are
in general good health. Each
donor will spend approxi-


process and professional Red
Cross staff members will take
a brief health history;: check
blood pressure, pulse and
temperature; and test the
iron content of every donor's
blood. Refreshments will be
:provided .to all donors at the
'end of the donation process.
j For more' information
abouti'donatinc at the Port
St. Joe Elementary School
blood drive, call 1-800-GWE-
LIFE, or you can make a
blood donation appointment
by going to www.givelife.org.


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FSU Gets Grant To Address Shortage Of Social Workers For Elderly


The number of new
social workers who want to
work with senior citizens is
decreasing despite an aging
population that needs their
services.
The Florida State
University College of Social
Work is doing its part to
recruit and train social
workers to work with older
adults, thanks to a three-
year grant from the New York
Academy of Medicine. Social
Work will match the $73,248
grant, which will allow the
college to develop a commu-
nity partnership, establish a
lecture series and offer sti-
pends to graduate students
in social work for geriatric
internships.


"We have learned
from past experience that if
students are offered a value-
added package in a specific
area, they are more likely
to choose that field of prac-
tice when they graduate,"
said Professor Linda Vinton
who is director of the project
along with Professor James
Hinterlong. "Agencies that
need geriatric trained social
workers will benefit too
because they will be more
likely to have interns and
potential future employees
who are specifically trained
to work with older people."
Getting young people
interested in working with
older people is a challenge
because there is a natural


fear of aging, Vinton said. In
addition, many young people
- have not grown up with their
grandparents or other older
adults so there is a lack of
understanding about rela-
tionships with them.
"A lot of times young
people think, They are going
to be sick and die. What
can I do for them?' They
wonder what they can con-
tribute since they don't have
that much life experience,"
Vinton said. "But older
people typically really enjoy
being around young people."
With the grant, Vinton
and Hinterlong have estab-
lished the Live Oak Geriatric
Practicum Partnership
Program. Beginning in


January 2007,
graduate students will
do clinical rotations at social
service and health agencies
in the Big Bend area that
have partnered with the
college. In addition, stu-
dents will have expert super-
vision by a
gerontologist and will
attend an interdisciplinary
lecture series on
aging and participate in
group discussions.
Offering clinical
rotations is a new concept
for social work students,
Vinton said. Based on the
medical school model, the
rotations will expose the stu-
dents to different kinds of
work within the aging field


DOH Observes Alcohol Awareness Month Throughout April

A 2 'O- release from the Department shows 12.5 percent of 's a 4.:.. A. *.: i',-' ,':/ : :.4


as opposed to doing a single
internship in one
setting.
They can gain experi-
ence in case management,
well-elderly services, policy
and planning, protective ser-
vices, hospice care and long-
term care.
Participating in the
Live Oak Geriatric Practicum
Partnership Program are
the Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida, Office of
Public Guardian, Pepper
Institute on Aging and
Public Policy, Tallahassee
Memorial NeuroScience
Center, Elder Care Services,
Alzheimer Resource Center
of Tallahassee, Alzheimer's
Project of Tallahassee,
Westminster Oaks,
Gerontology Associates,
Tallahassee Senior Center
and HealthSouth.
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*Funding for the New
York Academy of Medicine
initiative comes from the
John A. Hartford Foundation,
which has a goal of increas-
ing the nation's capac-
ity to provide effective and
affordable care to its rap-
idly increasing older popu-
lation. The National
Institute on Aging has pre-
dicted that the United States
will need 70,000 gerontology
trained workers by the year
2010, according to Vinton!
who said other experts have
estimated that there ard
currently fewer than 30,00O
social workers working full
or part time with the elderly':
Of those, only about 3,OOQ
are professionally trained ir.
gerontology.
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The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) recognizes
April as Alcohol Awareness
Month. DOH and the U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) real-
ize the seriousness of exten-
sive alcohol consumption,
which can lead to problems
of alcohol abuse.
"The Department is
truly concerned about alco-
hol abuse and its adverse
effects," said DOH Secretary
M. Rony Frangois, M.D.
M.S.P.H., Ph.D. "Abusing
alcohol can lead to severe
long term problems such
as: liver disease, heart dis-
ease, certain types of can-
cer and pancreatitis. The
Department has many ini-
tiatives and programs geared
toward reducing the damag-
ing effects of alcohol abuse
including incorporating ini-
tiatives to reduce underage
drinking."
DOH's 2004 data show

Boyd Fights For

Small Businesses
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida), today rec-
ognized th'e contributions of.
our nation's entrepreneurs
during Small Business Week
(April 9 April 15) and called
on the Administration to sup-
port policies and programs
that aid small businesses.
The Administration's FY
2007 budget request reduces
'funding or eliminates 75 out
of the 100 government-wide
small business programs.
"Small businesses are the
backbone of the American
.economy," Congressman
Boyd said. "Today the value of
American independence and
resourcefulness; is embodied
.in the entrepreneurial spirit
that lives in each and every
small business owner. -It
is important for us to con-
. tinue to foster this spirit
through federal funding for
programs that benefit the
small business commurunty.
and it is unfortunate that
the Administration's budget'
rejects this notion." i
The Administration's
budget does not. fund the
7(a) Loan Program, a pro-
gram that :provided 4,978
loans to Florida ,business-
es in 2005. The budget
eliminates the Economic'
Development Initiative (EDI),
which enhances small busi-
ness loan guarantees and
supports local community
.development initiatives. while
also reducing Community
Development Block Grants
1 CDBGsl by $1.1 billion.
Additionally, in direct
contradiction to the
President's State. of, the
Union Address advocating
innovation and competitive-
ness. the Administration's
budget eliminates Florida's
two. Advanced Technology
Program (ATP)'- awards
designed to encourage the
research and development
of innovative business tech-
nologies.
"As a fifth generation
,farmer who continues to
"oversee the daily operations
,of my family's farm, I know
the rewards and concerns
that are unique to. small
business owners," Boyd stat-
ed. "We need to fight, for this
nation's small businesses,
and I will continue to work
in Congress to support fed-
eral programs that make the
American Dream possible for
everyone." .


1,093 Floridians died and
17,580 were injured in alco-
hol-related traffic crashes.
DOH recommends an anon-
ymous screening to alcohol
consumers to see if their
drinking habits may be
risky. People who come into
the screening, site will have
the chance to view an edu-
cational presentation and
pick-up educational materi-
als, such as questionnaires
that screen for risky drink-
ing and dependence. People
can also meet one-on-one
with a health professional to
discuss any concerns. The
screenings are FREE and
ANONYMOUS. Last year,
more than 203,000, people
participated in these screen-
ings.
HHS' Alcohol and Drug
Information Web site,
www.health.org/govpubs/
ph372, provides the follow-
ing alcohol abuse questions
to help those who are con-
cerned about their alcohol
intake. HHS suggests, if you
are drinking too much, you
can improve your life and
health by cutting down. If
you feel you're drinking too


much, please read these
questions below and answer
yes or no to find out:
Do you' drink alone
when you feel angry or 'sad?
Does your drink-
ing ever make you late for
work?
Does your drinking
worry your family?
Do you ever drink
after telling yourself you
won't?
Do you ever forget
what you did while you were
drinking?
Do you get head-
aches or have a hang-over
after you have been drink-
ing?
If you suspect that you
might have a drinking prob-
lem or know someone who
abuses alcohol, please con-
tact HHS' Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA)
National Clearinghouse for
Alcohol and Drug Information'
(NCADI) at (8.00) 729-6686 or
find a screening site located
near you.
DOH promotes and pro-
tects the healthand safety of
all people in Florida through


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following;


ORDINANCE NO. 2006 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHOR-
ITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING A
PORTION PARCEL ID #03323-145R, 10.0
ACRES OF-A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 18
& 7, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11
WEST, GULF 'COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held
at the Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at 6:00
p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the
ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House.in the Clerk's, Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-
ation of the comprehensive plan amendment or-
dinance,.















Ad #2006-051 April 20, 2006


the delivery of quality public
health services and the pro-
motion of health care stan-
dards. For more informa-
tion about Alcohol Abuse,
please visit DOH's Web
site at www.doh.state.fl.us
and select Alcohol, Tobaccp
and Other Drugs from the
drop down box or please
visit the screening sites
in Florida at www.nation-
alalcoholscreeningday.
org/locator/NASDmap2.
aspx?prg=3&STATE=FL or
contact the Family Health
Line, toll free, at (800) 451-
2229.


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50 ton Travel Lift
Yachts: 30 65 feet


Larger Vessels: 1,000 ton
Marine Rail
www.PSJBoatworks.com
www.GCShip.com
Tohatsu outboard dealer
At the junction of Gulf County Canal and
ICW near White City
Call first and ask for Red orTroy.
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GULF COUNTY


ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP

The Gulf County Annual Spring Cleanup schedules are as follows:

DISTRICT 2: TO INCLUDE WEWAHITCHKA, STONEMILL CREEK AND OVER-
STREET
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
%A lrXlAmLl rIle-b I1'A -r^ -rur- l i i- ''1 iL 'rrv i iiir- '


AND


WVIEWAIILTCHA TO THE COUINTYT LINE
Monday, May 1, 2006 through May 5, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, April 28, 2006.

This is a one time pick-up--
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
All items must be separated (i.e. white goods, woodproducts, yard debris,
etc.)
PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE


If you have any questions, please contact the
at (850) 227-1401:
Ad #2006-031


Gulf County Public Works Office

Publish April 20, 2006 ,


*PUBLIC NOTICE



The City of Wewahitchka invites it's

citizens to express their opinions on
t


Community Housing Needs


When: April 27 at 6:30 (central time)

Where: City Hall




Come out and let us know in what

direction our housing program

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318-A Reid Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Business: 850-229-9000
Toll-Free: 877-229-9100










Land packages for. sale in Creekwood Subdivision. Interior &
water front lots available with deep water access P iow-. -
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(850) 832-5894


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$495,000 MIS it 104953


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$299,900 MLS # 109328


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$95,000 MLS = 110735


172 Tennessee Ave.-Wewahitchka Barefoot Cottages-Port St. Joe
L.-,.:.:rd ,rn Fed Eull. [i;a ir,j t.,. 2002, this Is a E .:iuJ ive 18 acre c..i l ,:,,m,T,ur,-, 14 0 .SF
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$119,900 MLSa 110736 $509,000 MLS#'s 110828, 110950, 110951


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258-6874

Office: 227-7979

401 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.

e-mail: dr@port-realty.net


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S" ulft'it X Flood Zon. 2B'2.- Tosnhomes
Large building lot in quiet country setting, close in Barrier Dunes, gated beach community
to town, bay and beaches. This is a beautiful sub- w/swimming pools, tennis courts; Magnificent
1 ., .:.ndi .d-, .. rr.:..-r,.j u.l .':1 ,'. i. gulfviews from each balcony, just steps away
r I,, I- .mcr r ,.. -, ,,o ..,1 r..i-.r ., from Americas #1 Beach! Excellent Condition!
103 X 190. MLS 109206. Only $72,000. MLS #108852 $489,000


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


New Development Under Construction.
Palmetto Plantation Condominiums has
two, three, and four-bedroom units available.
Amenities include: 2 umminrn pool ,' h p.:.1
pavilion & play area -l.:.'t r lk 'r. t. Cu :"t
Mexico. Priced from $339,000 to $499,000.


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Chiarmmg 3 BR 2 BA Housii Por SL. Joe 3BR-2BAhomeoneblockfromSt.JoeBay. 3BR- 2 BA House on quietstreetwith lots of
built in 2004. Large kitchen and family room with Nice yard, fireplace, large master and living upgrades: granite countertops, fireplace, Pergo
tile flooring, and counter-tops. Whirlpool & sepa- room. MLS# 110119 $339,000." wood floors, pool & hot tub, wonderful family
rate shower in master bath. In-ground sprinkler room. MLS# 110465 $359,000."
system. MLS# 109637 $295,000


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well-established neighborhood in Port St. Joe,
FL. Wonderful family home nestled among
large oak & pine trees. Great starter home with
growth potential. MLS# 108853 $289,900


Preston Russ
Broker


Victor Ramos GRI
Broker Associate
Scott Burkett
REALTOR
Debbe Wlbberg
REALTOR

Betty Caughey
REALTOR
Paul Penn
REALTOR
Gretchen Upchurch
REALTOR
Brian Burkett
REALTOR


227-8890


340-1216


899-5242


227-0178


625-6197


866-2853


227-5543


227-8892


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