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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 27, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Raffield's Expansion 1B


Friends of North Port St. Joe 14A


Port St. Joe Elections 7A


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Traylor Continues Critique of Area Developers


By Despina Williams Bolden organized th
Star Staff Writer residents, developer
At the April 11 Gulf County Commission officials in a discussion
meeting, Commissioner Billy Traylor criticized strategies.
local developers for failing to meet the county's He hoped to' up(
affordable housing needs. Affordable Housing C(
Last Wednesday, he amplified his attack last 10 months to d
at an affordable housing workshop attended affordable housing pla
by the same developers he earlier singled out Traylor joined Bo]
for blame. commissioner Bill Will
Gulf County Community Development seats, and downpla
Corporation (CDC) executive director Dannie


Wewahitchka High OM

Team Heads to World :
By Despina Williams .
Star Staff Writer
On May 24, Wewahitchka High School
students Kayla Chumney, Meleah Lister, .
Matthew Miller, Robbie Morris, Mary Taunton
and Brad Udell will boldly go where no Gulf .
County Odyssey of the Mind team has gone .'...
before to the OM World Competition in... .r '
Iowa?
Though the students readily acknowledge
that Aimes, Iowa does not possess the exotic .'-'i.;
appeal of other international tournament
hosts, they are no less enthusiastic about '
their historic accomplishment. .' "
The Wewahitchka High OM teamed ,',
advanced to the world competition after placing
second overall at the state tournament, held .''
earlier this month at the University of Central .'
Florida.
Also placing first in the style and ..
spontaneous-problem categories, the team a
missed a first-place overall finish by only 10 :X
points.
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-
solving tournament that asks teams to select
among six complex problems and provide a
solution' through a performande-driven skit. .
The Wewahitchka team applied their ;.
considerable imaginations to the Tech Tranrsfer
problem. which required them to build an
extendable device that moves objects from one
location to another.
Jon Hooper snapped
(See WORLD COMPETITION on Page 13A) annual air show. More ft



Taster ss Choice
By Despina Williams During Friday night s preview
Star Staff Writer party. ticket holders will mingle
The, third annual "A Taste with artists and get a first glimpse
of the Coast: An Artful Affair" at the items appearing on the
promises a feast.for the eyes and auction block Saturday night.
stomach. Some of the artists who have
The popular event, which donated pieces for the auction will
kicks off Friday night at the display their work on Saturday in
Centennial Buildine, features a the Centennial Park from 10 a.m.
fine art and book auction as well to 4 p.m.
as a chef sampler with culinary
delights from area restaurants. (See TASTE OF THE COAST on Page 3A)


James B, "Benriy" Roberts has
announced his candidacy for Port St. Joe City
Commissioner, Group 3. in the forthcoming
citv election to be held Tuesday, May 9 at the
city fire station on Williams Avenue.
Roberts would like to see new industry
brought into Port St. Joe, and will do
everything within his power to support that
effort.
Due to. increased property
"value in Gulf County, he will
work to maintain and, if possible,
to decrease the present amount
of millage levied by the city.
Retired from work and
employment responsibilities,
Benny feels that he is able to
offer full time service to the'
citizens of Port St. Joe. He
also feels that his 29 years of
experience in city government
makes himn well qualified for the
Job.
Roberts is an active member
of the First Methodist Church Benny
and Men's Club., He is a familiar ning for re-
sight at the church, around the St. Joe's city


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rs and government
n of affordable housing
date attendees on the
coalition's work over the
erive a comprehensive
n for Gulf County.
Lden and fellow county
iams in the commission
yed the community's


community, arid in the schools, "cooking up"
barbecued chicken arid ribs. "Mr. Benny."
as he is called by the kids at school, .gives
freely of this time and service to help out
various civic and school organizations in any
way he can.
Roberts moved to Port St. Joe in 1944.
He attended Port St.' Joe High School and
then atterided Georgia Military College on a
basketball scholarship. He
served in the U.S. Army for
three years. After retirement
from. Arizona Chemical,
where, he was employed for
.25 years. Roberts worked
for the city as recreation
director, providing programs
for children and adults in
various sports activities.
He is married to the
former Ann Kenney, and they
have three grown children
and six grandchildren.
Benny respectfully
oberts is run- requests your continued
election to Port support and vote on Tuesday,
council. May 9.


efforts in addressing the affordable housing
situation.
Noting that he has been "pro development"
during his 17-year tenure on the board,
Traylor said his allegiance reached a tipping
point when he observed residents on both
ends of the county struggling to find affordable
housing.
"I'm glad all of you people made a lot of
money," he told the developers. "Money's a
good thing, but we don't want our kids out of


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STaste theCoast tGall'ery in
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auction and. food.' tastirgi nth
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the county."
At their last bi-monthly meeting, county
commissioners agreed to draft an affordable
housing policy by June, but gave no insight
into what form such a policy might take.
At Wednesday's workshop, Traylor argued
that an affordable housing policy drafted
solely by commissioners would fail to produce
community support.

(See AFFORDABLE HOUSING on Page 2A)



County Commissioners Set

Beach Referendum Date
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
The beach re-nourishment referendum
v.as the primary topic under discussion
during Tuesday's regular bi-monthly meeting
of the Board of County Commissioners.
Commissioners set June 27 as, the date
for registered voters owning property on St.
Joseph Peninsula to decide on the three-
tier tax structure to cover the beach re-
nourishment project.
Separate Municipal Service Taxing Units
NISTUsl will be assigned to property owners
on the peninsula, with values determined by
property placement: gulf front, interior gulf
front. or beside.
Gulf front property owners will pay the
highest percentage of tax at 70 percent,
ba\ side with 25 percent, and interior property
owners with only 5 percent, according to
the resolution read by county attorney Tim
McFarland.
If the referendum passes, a $12 million
bond will be issued to fund the beach re-
nourishment project.
The county's Beach Advisorv Committee
also asked commissioners to place on the
referendum that the millage rate for all three
MSTUs would not be raised unless the tax
values on the peninsula were reduced.
Those millage caps are set at six mills for
gulf front property, four mills for gulf froht
interior property owners and two mills for
bayside property, McFarland said.
Motions on all four requests (one each for,
the three MSTUW and one for the firm millage
rate %were passed three to one. %with council
member Nathan Peters dissenting on each
resolution.
Four of five council members were present,
with Bill Williams absent.
Peters explained that he felt the voting
procedure was unfair because not even'
property owner on the peninsula would be
eligible to vote.
McFarland replied that there was no other
option.
There are just over 150 registered voters
who live on the peninsula.
A town hall meeting on the beach re-
nourishment project is scheduled for 3 p.m.
(See COUNTY on Page 6A)


Davis Announces Candidacy


for City Comm
I have been a lifelong resident of Port
St" Joe, one of the last babies to be bom in
Gulf Pines Hospital. After graduating from.
Port St. Joe High. School, I worked at, the
paper mill until it closed down. I currently
am employed with the State of Florida as a
park ranger at the historic Orman House
in Apalachicola. where I was awarded the
District 1 Interpreter of the Year Award:
I am married to Carol Davis,'
a former employee of the city.
Most of you know my parents,
the late Robert "Buck" Davis
and Katie Davis, who owned a
small mom and pop business on
Reid Avenue many years ago. I
am a life-long member of. Long
Avenue Baptist Church. I am
also vice president of the Pirates
of St. Joseph Bay, a non-profit -
organization. As "Captain Jack"
I entertain citizens and visitors
during the City's Independence
the Coast -celebration. For the
last eight years, I have also Tom
been "you know who" ,during
the Christmas on the Coast parade. I have


mission Group 3


coached Jr. Girls Softball, taught CPR and
First Aid for the American Red. Cross, and
have volunteered to teach .the South Gulf
County Fire Department. I have spent my life
giving back' to this wonderful city in various
ways.
I am aware of the growing needs of
our city. I will work with the Economic
Development Council and the Chamber
of Commerce to help bring
businesses and jobs to our
town and to keep the mom and
pop style businesses that we
have so we don't have to drive
to Panama City to shop. Our
children and grandchildren
need not have to leave home-
to find good paying jobs to
support their families. I will
work to. lower our taxes and
be a good steward of our tax
dollars while making our
home a better place to live
and work.
y Davis There are many issues
(See DAVIS on Page 3A)


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


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Affordable Housing From Page lA


He asked local developers
to draft their own policy, and
present it to the commission
by June for review.
In a show of solidarity
with Traylor, Mayor Frank
Pate characterized the
county's affordable housing
work to date as "all talk," and
levied his own attack at the
county's largest landowner.
Facing St. Joe Company
representatives John Hendry
and Clay Smallwood, Pate
said the St. Joe Company
needed to turn loose some of
its land.
"I don't think they need
to give it to us, but give it to
us at an affordable price,"
Pate said.
Though St. Joe Company
representatives did not
respond to criticisms levied
by Traylor and Pate, several
other developers rose to
present their affordable
housing initiatives.
"I'm one of those evil
breed developers," said Jay
Rish before outlining his plan
for 75-100 affordable units
located on 50 acres between
Wewahitchka and Port St.


Joe.
Rish said he felt confident
that he could keep the houses
at around $120,000.
"I'm here with a solution,"
Rish declared. "You asked
somebody to step up to the
plate. You might not like my
swing, but I'm going to step
up .to the plate."
Wewahitchka residents
David Taunton and Rev. Jerry
Huff reported progress in
creating affordable housing in
the north end of the county.
Tauinton is in the process
of developing 425 affordable
units on 200 acres within the
Honeyville community, with
market-driven housing on the
adjacent acreage.
Huffs St. John Village
Project, a ministry of the
St. John Episcopal Church,
was originally designed to
provide affordable housing
for seniors, but has expanded
the project's scope to include
workforce housing, a critical
area of need.
Huff proposed that
all building permits go to
the CDC to fund purchase
assistance to qualified home


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Williams said the board
would need to check with the
county attorney before moving
forward with the proposal.
Attendees offered several
suggestions on ways the
county could help facilitate
the development of affordable
housing.
Allen Cox urged
commissioners to incorporate
greater density in the county's
comprehensive plan, and
provide ad valorem tax relief
for large property owners.
Others identified
infrastructure needs such
as water, sewer and roads
and urged county and city
officials to hold up their end
of the bargain.
Williams favored
a partnership between
developers and government
officials, and asked for the
Economic Development
Council's help in identifying
the precise need (in units)
of affordable housing in the
county.
"We. have to have a
number of where we're trying
to go based on what economic
engine we're trying to bring
in," Williams said.
Williams' comments
came after Rish and Bayside
Savings Bank president Greg
Johnson cautioned against
flooding the real estate market
with low cost housing.
Bolden said the CDC is


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busy formulating incentives,
such as waived impact and
permitting fees, for developers
who pledge to build affordable
housing.
He pledged to continue
to work cooperatively with
developers and community
members to formulate


an affordable housing
comprehensive plan.
Bolden invited audience
members to attend the next
Affordable Housing Coalition
meeting on April 28 at 11
a.m. at the Port St. Joe Fire
Station.
Though he began the


workshop with a flurry of
criticism, Traylor concluded
by saying he appreciated
the crowd's constructive
remarks.
"This has been a real
productive meeting. We're on
the right track, we're in the
right direction," he said.


Deep Water Marina, Seafood Reef Toppled by Change


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Two legendary businesses
on opposite ends of
Apalachicola, the Deep Water
Marina and Seafood Reef
restaurant, met their demises
this past week.
The Deep Water marina,
on Water Street and Avenue
I, was torn down to make way
for a new 30-unit hotel, to be
built for about $9 million on
$4 million worth of land.
The Seafood Reef, closed
for almost a year, was leveled
by Stan Siprell Construction
out of Port St. Joe to make
room for a 12-unit condo
complex called Pelican
Watch.
"You miss the people that
you've met. You've seen them
have children and you've seen
their children have children.
Those are the 1 things, that
we've -nissed, but definitely
.not the long hours," said
Ginny Griner, who co-owned
the popular restaurant with
her husband, Lynn, 'for 17
years.
"My husband's ready to
retire and after being there
for 17 years and having two
children, now age 14 and 15,
we wanted to spend' more
quality time with them," said
Griner. "It's been a viable
part of our past but we're
both ready to. .meet the new
challenges'. Both our mothers
are still living and that will,
be a blessing.. And when
kids become teenagers, you
want to keep a closer eye on
them."
The Seafood Reef dates
back to an, era when The
Hut, torn down by Hurricane
Dennis, and The Grill and
Boss Oyster downtown. atnd


the only restaurants in town.
Griner said that in the
1940s, Louis Horton started
the first seafood breading
plant in Apalachicola at the
Seafood Reef location. "Some
time in the '70s, and I don't
know when, it was sold or
given to his son, and Roy
Horton turned it into an oyster
bar and sandwich shop."
Last summer, the Griners
hosted the Reefs "last meal,"
a covered dish affair for their
family and friends.
She recalled how busy
the place at one time was,
especially from about 1987 to
1998. Lynn worked catching
the flounders and the oysters


the pecky cypress, which he
plans to turn into birdhouses
and other creations of his
woodworking talents.
A few restaurants in
Port St. Joe bought some of
the commercial equipment,
Griner said. Wayne Dooley,
at Gulfside IGA, plans to use
some of the new ceiling tiles
that the Griners had put in
not too many months before
they closed.
One thing that was
,distinctive about the Reef
was its family room off to the
side, where family and friends
could gather to enjoy meals
together, and maybe take in
a little TV or play games with


Linda Suarez.


and then preparing the dishes
in the kitchen.
"It was definitely a family-.
oriented business," s, aid.
Griner. "We didn't leave it. We
learned; a long time ago we
had to stay there with it."
The Reef employed as
many as 15 to 20 people at
one time, she said.
The -property was picked
clean by'Griner's family and
friends, with real estate agent
Tommy Luster getting some of


the children.
"When our children were
5 and 6, my dad passed away
and they were staying with a
babysitter while we worked.
They go through a time the\
want to be close to ;their
family, so we made a 'family
room' for them," said Griner.
"We turned a section of that
into where the children had
their own TV, their own little
area."


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Taste of the Coast From Page lA


Featured Art


The Friends of St. Joseph
State Park are working in
conjunction with the Taste
of the Coast committee, and
providing free Constitution
museum tours, Florida
history reenactments and
live music by folk singers
Bob and Joline Patterson
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that
afternoon.
Saturday's main event
begins at 6 p.m. inside the
Centennial Building, where
ticket holders cani bid on
artwork from a variety of
local and out-of-state artists
and sample food from
restaurants such as Sunset
Coastal Grill and Dockside
Caf6 and Raw Bar.
Proceeds from "A Taste
of the Coast" benefit the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce's Independence
on the Coast celebration,
two $1,000 art scholarships
for any Gulf County resident
pursuing an arts education,
and the general Gulf County
Scholarship Fund.
The Gulf County
Scholarship Program gives
money to high. school
students based on a point-
system, with points assigned
for attendance, grades,
standardized test results
and parental involvement.
Tickets for "A Taste


Davis -

From page 1A

that need to be addressed
including better garbage
service, improved water and
sewer lines throughout the
city, better parks and' rec-
reation areas,, and improved
.services. City departments
need to be efficient, open to
you, the citizens who pay
our salaries, and courteous
and friendly in providing
.help and answers to your
problems.
My only special interest
group is you, the citizens of
Port St. Joe.
If y-ou're ready for a
change. I encourage you
to vote for Tomnmy Davis
for the City Commissioner
Group 3 seat. I will always
listen to your concerns and'
will be accessible for you. I
can be reached at 227-8088
or tommyr'ntwogators.net.


of the Coast" may be
purchased for $30 at
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Sunset Coastal Grill (all
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Coast Federal Credit Union
in Wewahitchka and the
Community Development


Council in Mexico Beach.
Those interested may
also purchase $50 tickets
for a drawing featuring a
laptop, golf cart and flat
screen television.
For more information,
visit the event's website:
www. aTasteoftheCoast.
com.


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Dockside Caf6 & Raw Bar
Loggerhead Grill
Lulu's Sweet Expectations
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Red Top Caf6
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Noise Signifying Little


There is an old joke about going to the
fights and having a hockey game break out.
Last Tuesday, the Port St. Joe City
Commission held its regular bi-monthly
meeting and a County Commission session
broke out.
Indecision, flip-flops and pointedly per-
sonal barbs were strewn across the land-
scape as city commissioners turned course
on altering the city's election cycle.
At issue were three ordinances which
would move city Election Day henceforth
from May to September and integrate the
dates for qualifying and runoff elections
accordingly.
Pretty straightforward, the ordinances
were first approved for initial reading follow-
ing the required public advertisement early
this month, by a 4-1 vote.
The three ordinances were clearly writ-
ten, easily understood and succinctly and
cogently explained by the end of the fire-
works last week by city attorney Russell
Scholz no less than five times.
Any reading of this newspaper's account
of the original consideration of the ordinanc-
es, watching the televised meeting or sliding
by City Hall for a copy of the ordinances to
read, would provide sufficient understanding
of the intent and impact of the ordinances.
So, to get it out of the way upfront,
the statement made again and again that
commissioners should table the ordinances
as they were to be read a second time and
adopted last week until such time as they
are "better understood" is no more than a
red herring.
If commissioners are asserting that they
don't understand, well, that presents an
even more troubling scenario.
We also note that Commissioner Benny
Roberts has been a consistently vocal oppo-
nent of the ordinances. He voted against
reading them the first time and brought two
votes with him when it came time for adop-
tion.
What he has asserted, at least in part,
we would add, also has merit.
Despite competing views of how
Supervisor of Elections Linda Griffin weighed
in on the. subject, -the fact is that in even-
numbered years, when elections for county,
state and federal offices are at stake and the
costs are defrayed pro rata across the board,
there is taxpayer savings in moving the city's
election.
* As long as the city continues with. two-


year terms which can only be changed by
amending the city charter through a voter
referendum, not by ordinance as Scholz
also made abundantly clear elections in
odd-numbered years would remain the city's
alone, with no cost savings.
So the issue of taxpayer savings, we
would argue, is crystalline. City taxpayers
will save money in even-numbered years;
the savings would be nil in odd-numbered
years.
We would interject here that the costs of
drawing up ordinances which are read once
and then left on the table
are certainly, with a perfect
paper 'trail, a waste of tax- Most trc
payer money.
But asserting the city last Wet
might be better off putting
the issue of extending terms though,
by two years before voters the teni
prior to changing Election
Day is, as theory, of merit. which t
Particularly if you dis-
count the parallel argument CORmmihi
that by moving the city elec- flip-flop
tions to September voter OP
turnout would be bolstered,
irrespective of any cost sav-
ings.


And if you toss aside the simple reality
that elections are not what they used to be
for Griffin's office, that with new laws.and
new equipment required the nearest print-
er approved to produce ballots is in Georgia
- the two-week turnaround for a 'run-off
election as currently mandated in the city's
charter represents a nearly impossible boul-
der for Griffin and her office to move.
Most troubling last week, though, was
the tenor with which the Commission flip-
flopped.
Commissioners favoring stopping the
ordinances in their tracks all but dismissed,
that such an unusual step government all
but never applies the brakes at such a junc-.
ture would have the effect of ending the
qualifying for the next round of.elections at
noon the following. day.
.Only one person who asked Griffin's
office for the paperwork to file to become a
candidate did not do so. But it is fair to won-
der whether they or any number of engaged
citizens observing the actions at City Hall
would not have believed this year's qualif,-,
ing period -would take place be in July.
Perception counts for much in politics.,


No question the Commission was within
its authority to table the ordinances. That
doesn't change the perception held by many
that what three commissioners did rang a
bit unfair.
How it was done, only underscores the
point.
To watch Commissioner RacheL Crews
twist with Mr. Roberts sitting to her left
in her ear and Commissioner John Reeves
across the podium questioning her "integri-
ty" as she seconded Roberts' motion to table,
withdrew her second and then seconded
the motion again, was.draw-
dropping.
doubling To hear Ms. Crews and
bI Commissioner Da\id Horton
ek, vote in favor of tabling the
ordinances two weeks after
was favoring their reading based
o)r. with on gaining a "better under-
standing" kept the mouth
he agape.
Finally, we would note
;SIOn the manner in which Mr.
-ed. Roberts and Mr. Reeves
p' chose to debate the issue,
just as they have too many
in the past personally.
Interjecting that Mr. Roberts didn't want
his dangg butt beat" if this year's election was
moved back, or that Mr. Reeves would enjoy
an unfair advantage flying on a small ballot
in odd-numbered years while Mr. Roberts
would be buried, at the bottom of a "Sears
Roebuck catalogue" in even-numbered years
undermines valid differences of opinions
arid exposes motives which could hardly be
'labeled as being in the public interest.
This is what too much of local govern-
ment county and city is already about,
who can shout the loudest, who can toss
the most explosive verbal grenade, who can
drown out dissent and bring votes along with
them while doing it .
Such outbursts and confrontations are
unseemly in any forum they are anathema
to good government.
The city has much on its plate, but some-
how commissioners find again and again the
appetite to squander precious tax dollars,
goodwill and time on personal squabbles
and whose-voice-is-loudest contests.
And we would humbly assert that such
actions accomplish little more than leading a
bad taste in voters' mouths.


Red Kinda Reminds Me Of Pam


Isat at the high school baseball game last Friday
and listened to Samn and Red talk:about the
Prom dance "coming up" the following .night.
They didn't bother to include me in this discus-
sion. Clearly, in their minds, my generation was.
too busy lighung the French and Indians or'
exploring the possibilities of the steamn engine or
trekking on a wagon train across the great dmtade
to have time for dancing.-
S My high school had a prom!
The only problem was you were supposed to
dance when you got there. Listen, we could all do
the Virginia Reel. And most any of us could form a
Texas square, dosado once around and allemande
to the left.....but when it wvas just you and Ruth
Ann Wiley or Betsey Dinwiddle And they played'
the theme from 'A Sumer Place'....well, te were
b-.better Indian fighters than we were'dancersl
And 1964 was a lean year for dating in our
little community ,
We'd hang out in the field house after baseball,
practice and go over the available girls. "Darlene is
nice," Buddy had never been on a date as best I
could remember, "But her eves are set just a might
close for my taste."
"At least they both are looking in the same
direction." Richard LnTin still had sweat pouring
off of him fr6m the wind sprints. "That is more
than you can say for Millicent."
"Pam is o.k. but she is liable to do something
crazy before you can get her home"
We all nodded in agreement. We still remem-
bered the Sadie Hawkins Dance back in junior
high. Pam! got mad because Jimmy Carter or
'Buster Edwards or one of the Doyle bothers'
wouldn't dance with her. Or maybe she got mad
because one of the aforementioned group DID ask
'her to dance No one seemed to know exactly what
"set her off. She got to throwing those little choco-
late eclair things at Lefty Wiggleton and the band.
She busted out the lghts. She stuck Jane Hill in .
the punch bowl. And she untied a couple of bales
of hay and was strayingg" up the entire gym when
i Mr. Rodgers and the new science teacher threw a
blanket over her.
"Nola is too tall."
-Graylene is too quiet."
"LaRenda will be organizing your whole eve-
ning---days before it gets here"


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Beerly is all legs."
We feU silent for a moment. Each lost in his
own thoughts. The junior-senior prom was big
stuff. We all knew it. But wasn't no one going to
say it out loud. And the girls were all o.k. The
problem was we grew up in 'such a small place. We
had literally known each of these girls since birth.,
And they knew us just as well I guarantee yjrou
while we were cooling off after practice they were
out in that big comer booth at Frank's Dairy Bar
handicapping every available boy in the eleventh
grade I
I don't know if "famiharnty breeds contempt
but it does put a damper on dating in a one horse
corrmmunirtyl ,
Vicki Fields beat me up at recess every day
tor six years! She was a beautiful.girl but some-
how it was hard to ask her to go out with me now.
Charlotte Melton was just as pretty. Her father
was Dewayne Melton.....he was bigger than John
Way-ne and meaner than The Creature from the
Black Lagoon! I wouldn't even look at Charlotte
for fear that Mr. Dewayne might take it the wrong
way. Mary Hadley lived next door! Good grief---
you couldn't take your next door neighbor out on
a date!
"Wasr't Pam the one with the icepick at the
Freshman Dance?" Yogi was still going over viable
options. -She stuck Hollis in the back of the hand,
and was going up on the bandstand after Lefty and
the boys when Mr Warren tackled her."
"i think she got upset because the band
didn't know "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young and
Leave A Beautiful Memory"'.
-I heard it was because Buster wouldn't dance
%with her."


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I made a mental note to check Pam off my list.
of "possibles".
"I .wish Brenda hadn't a'moved back to North
Carolina." Ricky alluded to Brenda Whtehead.
She had moved in a couple of years ago. She
wasn't no Sandra Dee but she was new. She had
no historyv And she was pretty enough Everv
boy in our class drooled over her. I called her sev-
eral times myself; Just wanted to welcome her to
our little community. She caused quite a stir for
a while. And really pointed out how desperate we
all were for a new face or two in our comer of the
universe!
We would have expanded our search to
Huntingdon, Paris, Gleason or one of the other
surrounding towns but, back in those days, it
was hard to get the family car. And, besides, Mud
Brown or some other big ape would beat you up if"
you messed with those Hunungdon girls! 'Course.
we didn't like it when them Atwood boys came
up to the Dairy Bar and made small talk with
Charlotte or Ruth Ann.
"Yall want to draw straws for who we take?"
Yogi was.ready to get this thing settled.
'Why don't we let the girls decide?"
"It would be a lot easier."
."Lsten, it won't really matter. Can't none of

us dance anyway."
LaRenda worked "everything.out" at lunch on
Monday before the dance. I can't even remember
who went with whom ....but we all got dressed up
for the Prom. Lefty Wiggleton and the boys did
every one of Jerry Lee Lewis's songs. The gym was
decorated with a cardboard coin fountain and a
slightly smaller version of the Eiffel Tower. The
evening was rocking right along until Pam grabbed
me by the arm, "You want'a dance?"
"I-uh-l-uh, listen Pam, ITl do the Watusi with
you, the mash potato, the swim, the frug, the
limbo, rock-ri-roll, the twist, the Charleston. the
shimmy, the Bristol Stomp....just don't stick me
with the ice pick, hit me with the punch bowl or
throw me up on the bandstand
Me and Pam showed'em moves I didn't know
I had. ..
It was my last prom.
Respectfully,
Kes


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From the Mouths ...
was honored to be asked recently to be one
of the judges in the county's 4-H Public
Speaking contest (see pictures of winners
in the B section of this paper).
Honored because the opportunity to be
in the schools, to observe some of the fine
youngsters who walk those halls, is always
one of the perks of this job, not to mention
that Mildred Melvin at the County Extension
Service seems a gentle, caring, person, inter-
ested in kids, who has been a valuable addi-
tion to Roy Lee Carter's office.
I was, on the other hand, quite bewildered
because most people -who know me could
attest that speaking in front of a group larger
than one is right up there next to my -fear of
heights.
At the top of a step ladder or in front of a
group of people, the knees buckle.
The voice grows hoarse and hesitant, the
heart racing as if poised to leave my chest en
route to the Daytona 500 with no need for
wheels or fuel required.
Which means I'm pretty far behind on the
maturity scale those youngsters who 'bravely
took the stage last week to compete in two
divisions based on age group, these are
fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders for county
honors.
They were, simply put, amazing.
Judging is certainly a subjective endeav-
or, and I could easily trot out the well-worn
cliche about there being no losers, but I found
it difficult to even find a reason to deduct
points as I listened to, students talk about:
the best honey in Wewahitchka or the life of
Amelia Earhart.
As can be surmised by that last sentence,
the subject. material was as varied as the,
students, but the original minds at work was
something to behold.
For starters, let me say that most impres-
sive was ,the ability to hone a 2-3 minute
speech and by the final words it must fall
within that range or points are taken away-
practically by memory.
They were allowed to use note cards, the
students were in no danger of losing points
based on using cue cards, but nearly every
one had their speech dancing within the fis-
sures of their gray matter.
Complete with opening, main body of the
speech and a conclusion.
For the most part, the students stepped
up to the microphone and took off. There
were a few pauses and bumps, but they were'
rare and the ability to, recover from any mis-
statements or lapse in brain in synapses arid
sprightly move along was a mastery Jay Leno
or David Letterrian would envy.
More stunning was the neat trick Shelby
Wood pulled off.
SShe spoke about her favo-ite varieties
of honey harvested in the north end of the
county and..in a sugary Southern drawl sur-
prised the judges by putting Tupelo honey in
a runner-up position.
While educating the audience and judges
about Wewahitchka's pride, though, Wood
held note cards firmly in her hand, never look-
in'g down but somehow having the rhythm or
length of her .speech so ingrained that she
turned the cards every few lines as if following
"them verbatim'.
:Blaine Bush and 'Michelle Hiscock from.'
Port St. Joe both adopted the personas of
characters in history and managed to chan-
nel not only notable and in some cases
little-known facts but insights into these
personalities which had, in' varing ways,
shaped history.
s You flew. with Amelia Earhart, crossed
the ocean with Christopher .Columbus and
learned a few new tidbits along the way.
The students also demonstrated the abil-
ity to lure. These weren't recitations of a
few pages of type, these were people,, books,
nature and feelings come alive.
Even the coldest hard would have -been
hard-pressed not to thaw a bit when hearing
about Alex Wood's personal experiences with
Hurricane Katrina survivors, her visit to New
Orleans and her befriending of a family swept
all the way to Mexico Beach by the ravages of
that storm.
Her voice never wavered, but from the
judge's chair it was hard not to believe that
this was a. child who had somehow been
changed by tragedy, even from the periphery.
'Her mother's swimming eyes after Alex
Wood carted away the top prize in the junior
division attested to such an assertion.
To demonstrate what variety and imagi-
nation were on display, consider that the
senior division winner, Bryce Gerber from
Wewahitchka, talked about his "School
Daze."
As in the robotic monotony that is 'the
school week, which starts in cringe-inducing
fashion with the cacophony coming from his
alarm clock on Monday morning and repeats
itself four more times until the weekend
comes.
Gerber was one of my favorites if for rio
other reason than the way he adroitly and '
subversively echoed what many youngsters .
certainly think about school while provid-
ing sufficient evidence that he was far more
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Dear Editor:
My siblings and I pur-
chased a family condo in
March 2000. Our taxes have
gone up 400% since 2000
and we may not be able to
keep our family condo.
Insurance is $3,00.0 a
year. Taxes are $4,300 per
year and that is not beach
front property. Assessments
for hurricane damage have
averaged $1,000 per. year.
We are regular, working class
people who used a small
inheritance from our father
as a down payment. We must
rent our condo to help with
the maintenance fees, utili-
ties, taxes and insurance. We
do most of the maintenance
ourselves when we come to
the beach each year.
We fell in love with the
Cape and the town of Port St.
Joe. During the last 5 years
we have been to parades,
church services, art festivals
and we adore the people and
the atmosphere. Our goal is
to retire and live at our condo
and share it with others dur-
ing the year. We've given a
vacation to our church, a
children's association (Boys
Haven) and others who have


needed a vacation and could
not afford to .go. We cannot
do that any longer.
We have purchased items
such as replacement carpet,
appliances and furniture from
Port St. Joe businesses. We
use a local company as our
property management and
rental company. We spend
our vacations eating at PSJ
restaurants and buying gifts
from PSJ stores.
We fear PSJ and the Cape
may become a place just for
the very rich and the local
people won't even be able to
live here. We believe in one
of the concepts which start-
ed the Revolutionary War-
--NO TAXATION WITHOUT
REPRESENTATION!
Yes, our property values
are going up but we did not
buy to sell. We want to be
able to live here but there is
no way we can afford $12,000
in taxes, insurance and utili-
ties. We don't vote locally, we
have no children in the PSJ
schools and we have a volun-
teer fire department.
Where do our taxes go?
We need help in reducing
the property taxes so we can
enjoy our home and allow


people who stay at our home
to enjoy a piece of paradise
and spend dollars to help our
PSJ businesses.

We are puzzled why a
similar size and price home
has taxes of $1,648 and has
bay access and beach front
while our taxes are $4,300
with only beach access----
please look into it! Who do
those people know???'
We encourage everyone
to support our new Taxpayer
group and work together to
reduce taxes and allow PSJ
residents to continue to live
at PSJ and enjoy this little bit
of heaven.
Thankfully and respect-
fully,
Sandra A. Snodgrass
Barrier Dunes
Mooresville, Indiana


Dear Editor:
April 23-29 marks
National Volunteer Week, a
time to honor all those vol-
unteers who give selflessly of
their time and talent to serve
those in need. At hospices
across the country, more


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than 500,000 trained volun-
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From the Mouths From Page 4A

engaged and in step with his education than he would ever
want to let on.
By the time we judges deliberated, just a few points sepa-
rated the contestants and picking winners proved tougher
than expected.
Or maybe it should have been expected, because from the
mouths of these mere babes spilled, as they put it in elemen-
tary school, a host of "sparkling" words and ideas.
Maybe it is a cliche, but there were clearly no losers last
Wednesday morning. I know the judges walked away feeling
like winners.
Field Day
Volunteers are needed and parents are encouraged to
come and support their children from 9 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.
when Port St. Joe Elementary conducts their annual, Field
Day.
Parents are encouraged to send beverages with their chil-
dren as the temperatures have risen and there is a day of run-
ning, jumping and general fun planned for the students.
For more information call the elementary school at 227-
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Wewahitchka Wrestles with Infrastructure Bids


By Tim Croft
Star .News Editor
The price of business, or
providing services, spikes by
the day as Wewahitchka city
commissioners learned last
week.
The opening of bids for
the city's projects to extend
water lines throughout the
city limits and bring sewer
to the Red Bull and Red Bull
Island areas was, at the very
least, an eye-opening affair.
While the lowest of three
bids on the sewer project was
within a manageable distance
of the budget, the other bids
and those for the water proj-
ect were out of the park.
The low bid on the water
project was roughly $1 mil-


lion above the city's bud-
get, which is based, as with
the sewer projects, on grant
funds.
The $1.1 million water
project i is being funded
largely with the 'Community
Development Block Grant
dollars, $650,000, which are
matched by a $350,000 bond
issue city officials approved
late last year.
The sewer project, with
a price tag of just over $2
million, is funded by a grant/
loan package through the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's
Rural Development.
As for the bidding, consid-
er that the city and its engi-
neers estimated construction
costs at $800,000. The low


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bid, from I.C. Contractors,
arrived at the neighborhood
of $1.8 million.
Another, from Marshall
Brothers, was more than $2
million.
"The water bids were way
out of budget," said city man-
ager Don Minchew, who noted
that city officials were still
reviewing bids for both water
and sewer projects. "We are
reviewing those bids to see
if there is any reason to sit'
down and try to negotiate."
The low bid for the sewer
project was from L & R
Contracting and was $1.876
million, slightly above the
city's estimate for the con-
struction work.
"It came in close enough
to budget, with options that
we can work with," Minchew
said, adding that the other
two bids received on the sewer
project were over $2 million.
"But that price ($1.876 mil-
lion) was within the budget."
The city has been
squeezed on both projects by
several factors.
Foremost is the sky-
rocketing price of petroleum,
which down the road spikes


the price of petroleum-based
products such as PVC pipe,
central to both water and
sewer projects.
As prices have fluctuat-
ed, the city has tried to time
going out for bids to secure
the best possible price, for
the short- and long-term.
The city is also facing
mounting growth pressures,
which is increasing demands
for infrastructure that only
the city can provide at this
time.
Extending water lines
throughout the city limits is
only a part of meeting those
demands. Getting sewer to
the environmentally-sensi-
tive and high-growth areas of
Red Bull and Red Bull Island
makes sense for the city and
the land and river system.
Growth, in fact, spurred
the city commissioners to dis-
cuss at some length during
Monday's bi-monthly regular
meeting the infrastructure
needs to the north and south
of the city limits and instruct-
ed the city's grant writers
to identify potential funding
sources for future water and
sewer projects.


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ET on Friday, May 12 at Commissioner Jerry Barnes
the St. Joseph Bay Country abstaining.
Club. A motion to repair the
In other business: plumbing at the Gulf County
The approval of six jail was passed four to none,
ordinances amending the with McLemore urging the
county's comprehensive other commissioners and
plan for small-scale map county officials to "get started"
amendments depleted the on the repairs, which were
number of such requests promised to Sheriff Dalton
available to the county for the Upchurch, the county's jailer,
year. in March.
A request from Joe A separate motion passed
Danford, Solid Waste Director, to include in other repairs the
wastabled. Danfordrequested addition of one exhaust fan
that the commissioners for the prisoners' dormitory.
approve a $100 fine for paying Currently six giant fans are in
customers who brought use and, said McLemore, are
landficceptable debris into the causing "lots of problems."
Commission chairman ll. The Florida Department

Carmen McLemore motioned of Transportation has
to table the item and indicated to county officials
commissioners unanimously that grant money should be
agreed. available to re-pave County
The county approved a Road C-30 from the Cape San
request to abandon a portion Blas Road to the Franklin
of the county road bisecting County line.
the Raffield Fisheries, Inc. For a second time,
property, just east of Angelfish commissioners rescheduled
Street in Highland View. a workshop on possible
The notice of abandonment impact fees to be levied on
was initiated by the county developers.
commission at its March The workshop is now
28 meeting. The motion scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on
passed three 'to none, with May 8.


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PSJ City Elections Set


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
After city commissioners
reversed course last Tuesday
on ordinances to change the
election cycle for the City of
Port St. Joe, qualifying for the
May 9 election ended at noon
last Wednesday.
Tommy Davis qualified to
challenge incumbent James
"Benny" Roberts in the race
for the District III seat while
incumbent David Horton was
re-electe.d to another two-year
term in District IV after no one
filed the necessary qualifying
documents and fees by last
Wednesday's deadline.
Supervisor of Elections


Linda Griffin said that voters
can apply to vote by absentee
ballot, though she was unsure
when the ballots would actu-
ally arrive from the printer.
Griffin said city voters can
call her office at 229-6117
or go to gulfsoe(@gtcom.net to
request an absentee ballot.
Voters must provide their
name, address and birth date
to receive a ballot.
There will be no early vot-
ing for this election, but voters
can come in and vote by absen-
tee ballot in Griffin's office.
Earlier this month it
appeared the city would
be moving its elections to
September to coincide with


House


the general elections for state,
local and federal offices, at
least in even-numbered years.
The City Commission
voted earlier this month to
read ordinances for the first
time which would move city
elections to September of each
year, with qualifying in July
and any runoffs in November.
However, Horton and
Commissioner Rachel Crews
joined Roberts in voting to
table the ordinances last
Tuesday when the ordinances
were to be read a second time
and adopted.
That action kept the city's
election cycle as is.
Commissioners appear to


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Photos by Mane Log.-a
Shortly before 3 p.m. E.D.T. Friday, April 21, fire broke out at 290 lola Street in Oak
Grove.
No one was injured, but the house, carport and automobile parked under the carport
were gutted.:
The house was owned by Stacey McCall, and rented by Joe Boatright and Libby
McCrary. Boatright said he managed to get his dogs, which were penned close to the house
in the back yard, away without injury, but that one cat was inside and died in the fire. The
cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
An account has been established' at Emerald Coast Credit Union for Boatright and
McCrary, who lost everY-thine they owned in the accident. .Anyone wishing to make a
donation to the account can do so at Emerald Coast. All donations will be accepted with
heartfelt appreciation, said a'Boatright family spokesperson.


be steering toward putting a
referendum question on the
September ballot concerning
lengthening terms from two to
four years.
That referendum has yet
to be taken up and considered
by commissioners.
And since September
would represent a county bal-
lot, the city would likely have
to work through the county
to get the referendum on the
ballot.
In any case, the polls will
be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
on May 9. The polling place is
the Port St. Joe Fire Station.




Town Hall


Meeting


on Flood


Elevations

There will be a. town
hall meeting at 6 p.m. ET
on Tuesday, May 2 at the
White City Volunteer Fire
Department to discuss
flood elevations in Gulf
County.
Representatives from
the Federal Emergpncy
Management Agency, the
office of Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida)
and the federal flood map-
ping office. as well as the
Northwest Florida Water
Management will be on
hand.
The discussion will
center on the latest tech-
nology in flood mapping
and how that could impact
elevation scenarios on Gulf
County.
'"This is an impor-
tant meeting," said
County Commissioner Bill
Williams. "Hopefully this
will mean new elevations
for some people and maybe
no requirements for flood
insurance."
The public is invited
and encouraged to attend
the meeting.


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Sharks End Season with Win; Host District Tournament


Port St. Joe High School's
young baseball team seems
to grow by the week. After
an impressive win against
Panama City Beach Arnold
to end the regular-season,
the Sharks appear poised to
make a serious run in the
playoffs.


Those playoffs began
Tuesday night as Port St.
Joe hosted Wewahitchka,
which the Sharks have
beaten twice this season, in
the semifinals of the District
4-2A tournament at Shark
Field.
The winner of that


game will play the win-
ner of the other semifinal
between Liberty County and
West Gadsden at 7 p.m.
on Thursday night at Shark
Field.
The Sharks (15-9)
wrapped up the regular sea-
son by pounding Arnold,


with nine players providing
11 hits and four pitchers
combining for a three-hit
shutout.
Austin Peltier started
and pitched two innings,
allowing no hits and striking
out one while walking two.
Matt Gannon took over


County Track Teams Sending 10 to State


on the mound for the next
three innings, allowing two
hits and striking out one.
Andrew Furr pitched a
scoreless sixth, allowing a
hit and striking out one.
T.J. Ward finished
up, striking out three and
walking one in the seventh
frame.
Jamie Bird paced a bal-
anced attack, going 2 for
2 with an RBI. The Sharks
put three on the board in


the first inning, another run
in the second and broke the
game open with five runs in
the fifth inning.
Justin Henderson drove
in two runs with single and
Peltier was 2 for 4 with two
-RBI.
Jordan Todd, Gannon-5,
Furr and Warren Floyd were
each 1 for 3 with an RBI and
Mica Ashcraft and Corbin
Vickery were each 1 for 3.


The Region 1-1A track
meet proved fruitful for
county high school track
teams, which will send 10
athletes to the state Class
1A meet at Jacksonville
Wolfson High School this
weekend.
The' state meet begins
on Friday.
Senior Zac Norris from
Port St. Joe High School


paces the county contin-
gent, having won the discus
at the regional meet with a
toss of 149 feet.
Ellen Manor of
Wewahitchka High School
finished second in the 800
meters and Samone Smiley
of Port St. Joe finished sec-
ond in the shot put with a
toss of 35 feet.
Remaining on the girls'


side, Tayler Byrd finished
third in the 400 with a time
of 1:01 and qualifying for
state.
Wewahitchka's Billy
Naylor was third in the 1,600
meters and was part of a 4
x 400 relay team, which
also included Trey Goodwin,
Josh Lollie and J.J. Roberts
and finished third, stamp-
ing a trip to Jacksonville..


Roberts will also com-
pete in the 200 meters after
finishing third at the region-
al meet in Tallahaskee.
Sam Ellmer of Port St.
Joe High will also make the
trip to Jacksonville, having
finished second in the pole
vault with a leap of 11 feet.

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PSJHS Volleyball News
Attention Lady Sharks: Sign up now in the main office
of the High School for the 2006-07 volleyball team. Sports
physical can be received now and will be good for the
entire next school year. Please use the April 2006 Florida
High School Athletics Association physical forms that are*
in the main office. Take this form with you for your physi-
cian to conduct the physical. The doctors do not have the
new forms.
Camp news Returning players, may see Coach Taylor
about an opportunity to attend the FSU Volleyball Team
summer camp. Time is running out to sign-up for this
camp.. We will be holding a car wash on May 13 at Advance
Auto to help fund this camp. The cost is $325 per player.
Each attending player must submit a $100 deposit and we
will conduct fundraisers for the rest. We need ten players
for this great opportunity. Stay tuned for more news about
our volleyball open gym in June and July.



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Norris

Norris, a
senior, won the
discus with a
toss of, 149 feet-
.at the Region 1-
1 A track meet to
qualify for this


weekend's state Class IA meet.


Kayla

Minger


..." Minger, a
freshman pitcher,
struck out 13 and
allowed two hits
.%- while walking
three in earning
a 3-2 victory over
Liberty County in
the District 2-4A
semifinals Minger also drove in the
winning run in the seventh. In the
championship game, Minger had six
strikeouts and allow seven hits in a 5-
0 loss to Wewahitchka.


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Wewahitchka


Lady S
Allow zero hits and vic-
tory is generally a given on
the diamond.
The Lady Gators of
Wewahitchka allowed no hits
in two games as the program
captured still another district
title, this one the District 2-
4A crown, with a 5-0 win over
Port St. Joe in the champion-
ship game.
The Lady Gators (25-1),
who do not have a senior on
the roster, hosted Blountstown
on Tuesday night after press
time. A win would pit them
against either Baker or Ponce
de Leon.
If Baker wins, the game
would be in Wewahitchka on
Friday night. Should Ponce
de Leon win, the Lady Gators
would travel on Friday.
As district runner-up, Port
St. Joe (18-5), which has lost
three times to Wewahitchka
and twice to Panama City
Beach Arnold, traveled to
Sneads (14-11) on, Tuesday
night, also after press time.
A victory Tuesday would
advance the Lady Sharks to
a match-up with the winner
of Jay-Cottondale on the road
Friday night.
Championship Game
For the second time in
three meetings between
the county rivals, the Lady
Sharks kept it close but
couldn't mount an offense
in losing 5-0, the identical
score by which they lost to


Wewahitchka when, the teams
played in Port St. Joe.
Again the largest hur-
dle was freshman pitch-
er Samantha Rich (13-1),
who struck out 17 and did
not allow a hit over seven
innings.


Wins District Softball Title;


harks Also Advance


first semifinal last Tuesday
afternoon behind the pitch-
ing of Samantha Green (11-0)
and the hitting of Green and
Rich.
"We did not allow a hit
in the district tournament,"
Adkins said. "It's just work
ethic. (Green and Rich) just
put in a lot of time."
Green struck out 13 in
five innings and walked four.
Green, hitting .388, also
slammed a two-run home
run and her team-high fifth
triple.
Rich, who is hitting .541
and has 36 RBI this season,
had a pair of home runs, a
three-run shot and a two-run
shot.
Misty Robbins was 3 for 3
with a triple.
The other semifinal was
a study in contrast, as Port
St. Joe and Liberty County
entered the seventh inning
tied at 2-2.
Heather Brinkmeier led
off the seventh by drawing
a walk and she was sacri-
ficed to second by Heather
Strange.
Minger then smoked a
single through the infield into
left field plating Brinkmeier.
"We never got the big hit,
but we manufactured (a win)
and well take it," Belin. said.
Minger pitched a complete
game, striking out 13 and
walking three while allowing
two hits.
Sam Denton had a
two-run double, driving in
Brinkmeier and Strange, in
the third inning which pro-
vided the bulk of the Lady
Sharks' offense prior to the
seventh inning.


"Beach Blast" Runs



Without Sunshine


Rich, who has not allowed
a run in the last 34 innings in
which the Lady Gators have
had their starting defense on
the field and has 145 strike-
outs, allowed just two base-
runners, one. on a walk, the
other reaching on an error.


"They are very good ball
club," said Port St. Joe coach
Jim Belin, who said the Lady
Gators had the best team in
the program's stellar history.
"We put it in a play a little
. bit and kicked it around a'
little bit.
"We got a runner to third
in the seventh inning, even
threatened, but they are a
good team."
Junior Hannah Price led
the Lady Gators at the plate,
going 3 for 4. Mandy Robbins
was 2 for 4.
Samantha Green, Lenina


Wiles and Rich also had hits.
Kayla Minger (13-4), like
Rich a freshman, allowed
seven hits and walked three
while striking out six.
"We are playing well," said
Wewahitchka assistant coach
Poy Adkins. "We are peaking,
peaking at the right time.
"We have strong pitching
and the leadership from our
juniors has been outstanding.
I think we have a legitimate
shot to win (a state title)."
Semifinals
The Lady Gators swamped
.West Gadsden 33-0 in the


Despite ominous black
skies, less. than calm Gulf
waters, and a blinding
downpour; the Mexico Beach
"Beach Blast" triathlon/
duathlon went on with
enthusiasm.
Early on Saturday, April
22. ,,r\er ;200 athletes ran,.
biked and/or:
swam courses
laid out along
County Road
386, Beacon
Hill, and' St. Joe
Beach.
Both races
were USAT
sanctioned and .
conducted by y
USAT rules.
Contestants
ended the races 4
with medal
awards, shrimp,
beer and door
prizes.
Localathletes
placed:
Duathlon:
Men '
Male Masters ..
Champion: 2nd
place Bill Bernardo,


Mexico Beach
Male Age 35-39: 3rd place
Brian Marshall, Beacon Hill
Male Age 30-34: 5th place
Steve Johnson, Mexico' Beach
/ 7th place Tim Kerigan, Port
St. Joe
Triathlon: Women
, ., .Female Age, 35-39: 2nd


place Dawn Bernardo, Mexico
Beach
Triathlon: Men
Male age 20-24: 4th place
Sean Finley, Mexico Beach
/ 8th place Michael Butler,
Mexico Beach
Male age 30-34: 7th place
Jeremy Jenness, Port St. Joe


Photo by Marie Logan


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By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers
State and local
investigators said last
week there has been "some
encouraging developments"
in the search for the
circumstances, and possible
culprit, surrounding
the death of a missing
Apalachicola woman whose
body was discovered off
Tilton Road last August.
A Panama City television
station reported last week
that Pamela Kinney's father,
Raymond Lockley, had been
named by the Franklin
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from her Apalachicola
neighborhood Aug. 14.
Hunters found her remains
Sept. 5 in a wooded area
off Tilton Road near the
entrance to the Box-R Ranch
west of Apalachicola.
"We've had some
encouraging developments
lately. On several fronts there
has been movement," said
Phil Kiracofe, a spokesman
for FDLE. "We've had some


activity lately and we've been
actively pursuing this thing.
We're not at a time that
we're naming suspects but
we're hoping information can
develop to that point."
Mike Devaney is the
FDLE special agent working
on the case.
"We're moving in the
right direction and we're
moving aggressively," said
Major Chester Creamer, from
the sheriff's office.
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that a house on St. George
Island, in the Sunset Beach
complex, is believed to be
where Kinney's death took
place. He urged the public


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office and FDLE conclude
their joint investigation.
"Law enforcement and
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things," said Creamer. "The
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a case we can't base it on
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way other than the way the
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By Libby Fairliurst
Special to the Star
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almost here like the annual
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Gulf of Mexico and this year,
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County, about 45 miles
southwest of Tallahassee.
"We're particularly
excited about this year's
open house because it
gives us an opportunity to
really strut our stuff," said
Laboratory Director Felicia
Coleman, a scholar scientist
in FSU's biological science
department. "The public can
peek at plans for expanding
the program as they, learn
more about ongoing research
focused on the ecology of the
region.'
The Coastal and
Marine Laboratory plays a
particularly vital role' at this
time, Coleman said, because
all of northwest Florida
faces a dramatic increase in
human impacts related to
coastal development.
FSU scientists and local
naturalists will be on hand
to discuss the rich biological
diversity of, Florida and the
Gulf of Mexico. The open
house will spotlight a wide
range of research performed
by FSU faculty and students
from the departments of
anthropology, biological
science, oceanography and
geology, among others, with
topics ranging from nautical


archaeology, reef fish ecology
and conservation to marine
mammals, hurricane models
and microbes the "hidden
heroes" of coastal marine
ecosystems.
In addition, Coastal and
Marine Laboratory partners
will showcase their ongoing
activities; the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve, for example, will '
provide children with hands-
on opportunities to tong -
oysters.
Coleman's own widely
recognized research on ,.
reef fish ecology recently
relocated to the Coastal and
Marine Laboratory following
her January appointment -
as its director. She intends
to -focus on predator-prey
interactions by looking at the
linkages between animals -
that live in coastal waters -
and those living on offshore
reefs.
FSU has operated the
current laboratory since
the late 1960s, when it was
dedicated in the name of
Edward Ball, founder of The
St. Joe Paper Company. Ball
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"Think of it," Coleman
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4/13/06
Deputies responded to
a local convenience store to
a report of a person who
had paid for $10 in gas
and pumped $88 and left.
Deputies found the vehicle
driving North on Hwy. 71 and
stopped it. They found the
driver Linda Michelle Shaefer,
w/f 35, did not have a driver's
license or the money to pay
for the gas. She was arrested
for driving with a suspend-
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theft.
William Lewis Reynolds,
w/m 38, who is in the Gulf
County Jail for DUI, was
arrested for violation of pro-
bation.
4/14/06
Tiffany Ann Voyles was
arrested for failure to pay a
fine. She paid the money and
was released for jail.
Members of the Gulf'
County Sheriffs Office and
the Gulf Correctional Institute
completed an investigation at
the institution. When Anna
Barese' Mango, w/f 39 of
Tampa, showed up for visita-
tion, she was detained and
search. Nineteen small pack-
ages of marijuana were found
on her person. Ms. Mango
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arrests are pending in this
investigation.
John Terry Glenn, w/m
39 of Nararre, was stopped at
a sobriety checkpoint for hav-
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was being written a warning.
K-9 Sybal was walked around
the vehicle and alerted for
the presence of illegal narcot-
ics. T'vo marijuana cigarettes
were found in his car. Terry
was placed under arrest for
possession of marijuana.
4/17/06
David W. Dwight was
arrested for violation of pro-
bation for failure to pay fines.
iHe paid his fine and was
released for jail.
4/18/06
olbert.T. Shpow,, w/m 51
of White City, .was "arrested
for violation of probation for
child on a Wisconsin war-
rant. He is currently in the
Gulf County Jail awaiting
transport to Wisconsin.
Members of the Gull
County Sheriffs Office and
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement served a search
warrant on a residence in
Five Acre Farms. During the
search, a meth lab was found
along with 2996 gms of meth
oil. Kimberly Gore, w/f 25.
was arrested and transported
to Gulf County Jail. She is cur-
rently being held on a $50,000
bond. Her husband. Kenneth
Adam Gore, was arrested in
Monroe County, Ala. and is
awaiting extradition back to
Florida. Both subjects are
-charged with Manufacture
of, Methamphetamine,
Trafficking more than 400
Grams of Methamphetamine,
Possession of listed chemicals.
and Aggravated Child Abuse. -
Two children in the house.,
ages one and two were turned


over to Children and Family
Services.
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Members of the Gulf
County Narcotics Unit arrest-
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of cocaine x3, Michael Dunn,
b/m 49, sale of Cocaine and
Krystal D. Baucham, b/f 18,
sale of cocaine, Nathaniel
Marcus Bolden, b/m 45, sale
of cocaine, all of Port St.
Joe. These arrests are part
of an 18-month investiga-
tion in conjunction with the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement and the Port St.
Joe Police Department. More
arrests are pending in this
investigation.
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Walter D. Williams, w/
m 44 of Panama City, was
arrested for violation of pro-
bation for attempted manu-
facture of a controlled sub-
stance.
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office will be conducting vehi-
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the months of April and May.
The safety inspection check
points will be at various loca-
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Hwy. 71 north of Westarm
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the intersection of Hwy. 22A,
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age 24, of Port St. Joe was arrested for driving while
license suspended, attaching tag not assigned and violat-
ing his probation. A traffic stop was conducted on Mr.
Battles where it was discovered that his license were sus-
pended as the investigation continued other 'charges were
made. Mr. Battles was transported to the Gulf County Jail
to await first appearance.
On April 22, around 5:17 a.m., James Walter Lewis,
age 24, of Port St. Joe was arrested for driving under the
influence (misdemeanor) and possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon. Mr. Lewis was transported to the Gulf
County
Jail to await first appearance.


The Gulf County
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Miller, the team's resident
engineer, rigged a pole used
for changing light bulbs with
a pair of kitchen tongs and
a spring he purchased at the
hardware store.
The pole extends up
to 13 feet, and an attached
string opens and closes' the
tongs.
At the competition, Miller
transferred spiders made
of Styrofoam balls and pipe
cleaners from one square to
another, while dressed as
a chicken who was once a
traveling circus performer.
This is the point where
things get complicated.
During a break in
their studies last Friday,
Chumney, Miller, Udell
and Lister Taunton and
Morris were absent took
turns describing the wildly
imaginative skit, a team effort
of no small magnitude, given
the layers of complexity.
Miller's spider-moving
escapades serve as the
backdrop for a skit that
begins on a spider-infested
farm.
Udell's farmer hires
the chicken to rid the farm
of the spiders, a task he
accomplishes using the
extendable device, so as to
avoid a nasty spider' bite,.
That's when things get
ugly.
When a giant mama
. spider finds out the chicken
is killing her hatchlings,
she throws the chicken and
farmer headlong into a mine
pit.
The spider has telekinetic
powers, and she's also male.
Udell plays the role in a
high-pitched voice; a gender
reversal Udell explained by
saying it "was just funny."
Once in the mine pit,
the farmer calls for backup.
Three superheroes suited to
the task of rodent removal
arrive: Conversation the
Shoe, played by Lister; a can
of bug spray (Taunton) and a
fly swatter (Chumney).
While the superheroes
bumble their way through the
-mission "They were really
pretty soiry superheroes;
they didn't help us very
much," noted- Udell the
chicken deploys the crane to
place a "heat-seeking box"
on the spider's head.
With "the, mama spider
struggling 'to get his/her
bearings, the chicken hurls
the baby spiders into a.
spider-powered windmill
driven by a toy car motor,
creating a delicious treat
that Miller coined the "spider
smoothie."
After a prolonged
struggle, the farmers and
superheroes join forces to
neutralize the spider, and
.stage a successful return to
the farm.
But is the spider really
dead?


In the skit's cliffhanger,
the superheroes, chicken
and farmer congratulate
themselves on their victory.
"We're safe," they say at
a homecoming witnessed by
the battered, but still kicking
spider, who warns them not
to be so sure.
Miller described the
team's creative process as
"really random," with each
member tossing out ideas
throughout the months-long
brainstorming process.
The students have
a natural chemistry,
cultivated during their
years as OM teammates.
They bounce ideas off each
other, and celebrate each
other's frequent strokes of
ingenuity..
Udell credits the team's
improvisational skills with
keeping the skit fresh through
repeated performances.
"The key to it is, we
don't have a script. It's all
spontaneous flowing," said
Udell.
"It keeps us from
dragging through it," added
Lister, who hopes to one day
become an actress.
The free form skit readily
accommodates the students'
new ideas.
At the regional
competition, Udell had his
farmer perform a disco dance,
his movements orchestrated
by the spider's telekinetic
powers.
Previously improvised
moments become features
of subsequent performances
if they meet the team's
criteria.
"When something's
really funny, we try to keep


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it," said Miller.
Pop culture references
abound, from Klondike bars
to Saturday Night Fever.
"I'm- killing you," the
spider tells the disco dancing
farmer.


sizes.
Miller believes his team
will shine in the spontaneous
problem, a portion of
the competition which
requires quick thinking and
improvisational talent.
For Udell, making it to the
competition's highest level
has been a longtime dream.
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Wewahitchka High School Odyssey of the Mind teammates
Matthew Miller, Kayla Chumney, Meleah Lister, Brad Udell, Mary
Taunton and Robbie Morris hoist the trophy honoring their 2nd place
overall finish at the OM state tournament. The team will now head
to the world championship, held at Iowa State University in Ames,
Iowa from May 24-27.


not they take home the gold.
"If we beat 40 of those
teams, thatll make my day,"'
he said.
The Wewahitchka
team has already garnered


"No, I'm staying alive,"-
the farmer corrects.
The team has made
several skit revisions, based
on input from judges at the
various competitions.
The spider-powered
windmill was formerly a
furnace with flames, and
Miller, who plans to become
a mechanical engineer, may
alter the chicken's tongs
before, the team's trip to
Iowa.
At the world competition,
the team will compete
against 32 countries and 50-
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praise from one of the state
competition's longtime
judges.
Jennifer Wells sent
Port St. Joe High School
Principal Larry White a
letter in which she called the
Wewahitchka team the most
impressive group she has
ever observed.
In the weeks leading up
to the competition, the team
will continue its practices
with Coach Terry Stryker,
who is busy raising funds for
the trip.
As they have throughout
the competitions, they will
do their greatest thinking
at the home of Miller's
supportive parents, Robert
and.Sherron.
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might give others pause, the
teammates are confident that
they will be safe.
"You don't die from
it. I'm not worried about
it," shrugged Miller, who
noted that his fellow OMers
have had the necessary
vaccinations.
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students' must-see list, they
are willing to make the best
of their time in Iowa.
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creativity to winning the
world championship, and at
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Friends of North Port St. Joe Ask Tough Questions


Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In early 2005, the Jessie
Ball duPont Fund asked
Florida State University's
Department of Urban and
Regional Planning to launch a
yearlong study into the North
Port St. Joe neighborhood's
future.
North Port St. Joe
residents and members
of the greater Port St. Joe
community formed a coalition,
the Friends of North Port St.
Joe, and met in the fall to
discuss their aspirations for
the neighborhood.
On Saturday FSU's project
director Dr. Charles Connerly
and project coordinator
Pam Walker presented a
final draft of the North Port
St. Joe strategic plan to
approximately 20 people at
the Washington Improvement
Group Center.
In its final form, .the


Wayne Rowlett, Realtor.

A LITTLE GOES A
LONG WAY!
You might be surprised to learn
that the simpler the .home ren-
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to recoup your costs when you
sell. Basic renovations 'should
enhance your home's "livabil-
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tomization.
While buyers may pay top dol-
lar for elaborate improvements
in "hot" real estate markets,
appropriate touch-ups in the
kitchen and bathroom prove ef-
fective in more moderate mar-
kets. The kitchen and bath al-
ways draw the most attention
from buyers, and remodeling
those rooms will likely result in
a quicker, sale.
Without tearing up your kitch-
en and having to eat out for
two weeks, you can simply in-
stall new cabinet fronts and
hardware for a fresh look. An-


plan incorporates the
Friends' suggestions and
outlines a vision for North
Port St. Joe that includes
strategies for increasing
community participation,
enhancing services, creating
jobs, managing growth and
retaining the neighborhood's
historic character.
The plan has been
delivered for review to duPont
executives in Jacksonville,
whom FSU hopes will
continue their support for
the university's efforts by
providing funds for technical
assistance, grant writing and
leadership development.
Connerly intended
Saturday's meeting to be a
strategic plan state of the
union, a chance to update
the group on the plan's status
and answer any lingering
questions.
But the routine meeting
turned serious when several


other easy and relati\tly irnx-
pensive opuon for the Kitc hen
and the bath is to replace duU
scratched sinks and update the
faucets.
In 2005, REALTOR Magazine
partnered with Remodeling
Magazine to publish its Cost vs.
Value Report. One unsurpris-
ing result that was reported is
that major kitchen renovations
typically recoup more than 90
cents on the dollar. Soulnd-
pretty good, right? Then con-
sider another result that re-
ported minor jobs will recoup
.almost 100% of the cost.
Take care of these improve-
ments in advance of your first
showing, because when your
home first hits the market
is when buyers will have the
greatest interest, and you will
stand the greatest chance of an
early sale at full price.


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actively-involved
Friends members 1. Downtown Redevelopment3
asked tough Special Planning Area Designations 2. Waterfronts Florida Partnershi
questions about Pe
the plan's validity 3. Friends of North Port St. Joe
and its potential to
be undermined by
competing visions
of North Port St.
Joe's future. '.
Of great
concern was
the Downtown .
Redevelopment
Agency's plan to
incorporate North
Port St. Joe into the ,
existing Downtown
Redevelopffient
Area, as outlined
by newly appointed
DRA executive 2
director. Gall
Alsobrook, in her
first address to the
Friends group.
The Downtown N
Redevelopment ,. A
Area is currently A map distributed in February by the Friends of North Port St. Joe reflected the group's desire for a separate
Port St. Joe's
Port tmJe community redevelopment area (3). The Downtown Redevelopment Agency hopes to incorporate the North Port St.
only Community Joe neighborhood into the existing downtown redevelopment area (1).
Redevelopment


Area (CRA).
CRAs capture
a percentage of property
tax increases from property
owners within its designated
boundaries to -finance a
host of redevelopment and
rehabilitation projects,
which are determined by the
Downtown Redevelopment
Authority.
Tax increment financing
collected within the CRA
stays in the CRA, a fact
underscored by Connerly at a
February Friends meeting. He
recommended that North Port
St. Joe adopt a separate CRA
to ensure that funds remain
in the neighborhood.
According to Alsobrook,
the Downtown Redevelopment
Agency decided to move
forward with its plan after a
March meeting of North Port
St. Joe's ministerial alliance
wherein attendees voted 5-1
to include the neighborhood
in the existing DRA.
Maxine Gant, who has
attended Friends meetings
since the group's inception,
told Alsobrook that those
voting did not represent
the interests of the entire
neighborhood, and their
decisionwas notmade through
a "legitimate process."
Gant expressed
her concern that the


neighborhood's inclusion in
the DRA would dilute funding
to the area.
Alsobrook assured Gant
that money collected in North
Port St. Joe would benefit the
neighborhood, and pledged
to keep a detailed accounting
of every dollar spent in North
Port St. Joe.
She said neighborhood
residents could ask to view
financial records at any point
in the process, and should hold
the Downtown Redevelopment
Agency accountable for all its,
decisions.
Connerly, who initially
expressed concern over the
Authority's decision, joined
Alsobrook in noting that
an expanded CRA would
give North Port St. Joe
immediate access to a larger
pool of money, which could-
make possible many of the
rehabilitation plans contained
within the North Port St. Joe
strategic plan.
But lacking a crystal ball,
Connerly could not offer any
assurances.
"It begs .the question:.
Which way would the funds
flow?" Connerly asked.
For Gant and attendee
Raymond Rogers, the North
Port St. Joe community had
reason to believe that funds
would flow in a southerly
direction.
Alsobrook addressed this
concern in an exchange with
Gant.
"Let me ask the hard
question," began Alsobrook.
"Are you afraid you're going
to be taken advantage of?"
Gant answered, "Yes."
Noting that she could not
ask Gant to trust someone
she did not know, Alsobrook


said that time will dispel any
concerns.
She expressed her
deep interest in preserving
North Port St. Joe's historic
character, and suggested
that neighborhood residents
either join the Downtown
Redevelopment Board or form
an advisory counsel.
The Downtown
Redevelopment Agency will
request, at a forthcoming
city commission meeting, city
commissioners' approval to
pursue the inclusion of North
Port St. Joe into the existing
DRA.
If given the okay, the
DRA will hire .consultants to
conduct a lengthy visioning
processI which includes an
analysis of the neighborhood's
streets, water, electricity,
standard of living and
renovation needs.'
The visioning process
ends with a "Finding. of
Necessity," which allows for a
CRA's creation as defined by
Florida Statutes.
At Saturday's meeting,
city commissioner Rachel
Crews told the Friends group
-that the city has already
expressed its support for
a single CRA that includes
North Port St. Joe;.
"If [Alsobrook] presents
it to the city, they're going to
approve it," Crews said.
Taking the Neighborhood's
Pulse
As Gant debated the
merits of the Downtown
Redevelopment Authority's
plan, she expressed her
concern that the majority of
North Port St. Joe residents
have not been asked their
opinions about the CRA
or any other feature of the


strategic plan.
Noting that the plan may
not be a valid document, she
asked Connerly to conduct a
community presentation.
"The people in Port St.
Joe need to know. There art
many people who don't know
anything about it. It's unreal,
but its true," Gant said.
Friends members isolated
the Avenue A Ballpark as an
appropriate location for the
presentation, and Connerly
set a tentative May 27 date.'
Gant also advised that
a core group of committee
citizens take over the task
of fulfilling the Friends'
mission, and suggested that
Connerly offer some sort of
incentive whether monetary
or otherwise for their
participation. /
"There are eight
volunteers in the worlct.
The rest of the people wh1e
volunteer, get something fol-
their volunteering," said Gan t.
"It's nice to be altruistic, bitL
it's not-practical."
Connerly agreed th al
incentives must. figure into
the equation. :.., ., .:;,._.. '"
I He suggested thait
subsidized field trips tZ
places that have overcome
similar issues such as the
unprecedented growth now
facing North Port St. JOe
might, make 'enjoyable anri
instructive incentives. -
Addressing the idea df
a core group of volunteer&,
Connerly noted that several
current Friends of North Port
St. Joe members make ideil
candidates.
"I think some of yo.
are part of that core group,
because you keep coming ,t.
these meetings," 1ne said.
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What Have We REALLY Learned From Hurricanes?


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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer,
Hurricanes are equal op-
portunity storms they will
destroy a business just as
quickly as they will a home.
Unfortunately, just as so
many homeowners are ill pre-
pared, many businesses, es-
pecially small ones, are either
uninsured or woefully under-
insured.
After a storm, many of
the steps for a business are
the same as for homeowners,
beginning with reporting the
loss immediately.
The second step is safe-
ty, for people and property.
Buildings must be inspected
and declared safe before em-
ployees and customers can
re-enter. Whether or not
the business owner actually
owns the building, he or she
is- still legally responsibly for
the safety of employees, cus-
tomers and anyone else who
may be on the premises.
Check for gas leaks,
'downed live wires, broken
glass and debris, anything
that might cause injury or
cause someone to trip or fall.
Assess the damages.
Check roofing, siding, win-
dows and signage. Take pho-
tos and videotapes to supple-
ment any documentation.
Note damages to business
equipment and property, in-
cluding inventory and raw
materials.
Avoid additional property
damage by making temporary


repairs to the building. If nec-
essary, consider relocating to
another temporary address.
Clean up. Either do it
yourself, or hire a professional
cleaning service. Wear proper
safety items, and separate
damaged stock from undam-
aged. Remove all debris as
soon as possible after receiV-
ing permission from both au-
thorities and your insurance
adjuster.
Even if a business sur-
vives a disaster unharmed
and employees are safe,
there is still a risk that the
business will suffer signifi-
cant losses. When some lo-
cal businesses fail, there is a
chain reaction because of the
negative impact on the local
economy. Business losses
can be categorized into two
types: upstream and down-
stream losses.
Upstream losses are
caused when one or more of
the business's suppliers is
affected by the disaster and
cannot deliver the goods or
services needed by the busi-
ness.
Downstream losses occur
when a key customer and/
or the lives of residents in a
community are affected by a
disaster.
Consider business income
interruption and extra expense
insurance. Even if a basic
policy covers expenses and
loss of net business income,
'it may not cover income in-
terruptions due to upstream


or downstream losses. Ad-
ditional coverage for these
scenarios carn be added to an
existing policy.
To help support insur-
ance claims, a business own-
er will need:
> Historical sales re-
cords
> Income and expense
information as shown
in recent profit and loss
statements and/or in-
come tax forms, as well


as recent financial audits
> Other business re-
cords that could assist in
projecting what a busi-
ness's profits would have
been if the business had
not been interrupted
> Receipts for equip-
ment, inventory and oth-
er insured items
> Records of extra ex-
penses incurred after
the disaster, and of ship-
ments received or sales


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An excellent guide to help
business owners outline risks,
formulate plans, and outline
vital information is the book
"Open for Business: A Disas-
ter Planning Toolkit for the
Small to Mid-Sized Business
Owner," from the Institute for
Business and Home Safety
(IBHS). The booklet is avail-


able from the IBHS, 4775 E.
Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
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ibhs.org/business protec-
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By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Here's some shocking
news: If your generator has
not been installed with an
approved transfer switch,
when you turn your generator
on, you could fatally
electrocute utility workers
who are trying to restore
power to your house, or even
start a fire in your home.
With hurricane season
right around the corner, many
homeowners are purchasing
generators in preparation for
power outages. But many
people do not realize that
generators must be installed
with an approved transfer
switch, which prevents power
from being fed back onto
the utility lines. Without
the switch, this generator
"backfeed" creates very high
voltage that could fatally
electrocute any utility workers
who might be working on the
lines.
For most people, having
backup power means having
a generator, but a generator
by itself is not a complete
solution. Many do not
understand how a generator
works,' and the relationship


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and the power lines, which
are intimately involved in the
overall situation.
When linemen enter
a neighborhood to repair
damaged or downed power
lines, they first listen to see
if they hear any generators
"humming." If they do,
they often go to the houses
and check the generator's
hookup. Why? It's called
self preservation. They know
that the generator may be
backfeeding the utility lines
and creating a very high
voltage on the lines they have
been sent to repair.
While outdoor utility
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voltage of 5,000-plus volts
from the power line to
120/240 volts for household
use, the transformers can
also "step up" voltage,
producing 5,000-plus volts
of electricity back into the
outdoor power lines if they
are fed 120/240 volts from a
portable generator operating
household appliances.
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may not remember or may
not even know to turn off the
main circuit breaker feeding
the house before starting the
generator. If linemen come to
a house to check a generator,
they will look for ,an approved
transfer switch that has
been tested and listed for the
application by, a recognized
testing authority, such as
CSA or UL (Underwriters
Laboratories).
The National Electrical
Code requires that all backup
or portable generators be
installed with a transfer
switch. The switch works with
any generator and connects-
to the circuits in an electrical
panel that a homeowners
needs most during a power
outage, like lights, well pump,
water heater, stove, television,
etc.
The transfer switch is
an electrical device that
safely isolates the circuits
that use generator power
from the rest of the circuits
in the house, making the
use of a. portable generator
safer and more convenient,
and eliminating the hazards
caused by improper generator


installation.
Transfer switches have a
built-in interlock mechanism
thatprevents powerfrom either
the utility or the generator
from being fed to the desired
appliance simultaneously. If
an appliance receives power
from two separate sources,
there will be an explosion
involving the appliance, albeit
minor. When the utility power
is restored and' nothing is
between the utility p ower and
the generate r, the generator
will likely be very seriously
damaged, if not destroyed.
There are several types
of transfer switches, with
manual switches the most
common and affordable.
A manual transfer switch
is usually installed next to
the electrical panel in a house
or building, and wired to
selected circuits which might
be needed during a power
outage (refrigerator, lights, .
:mcrowavae. well pump, sump
pump, etc.). The generator
is connected to the transfer
switch.
When a power outaige
occurs, the hon-ieow-ner
must start the generator
and then flip the switches


on the transfer switch to the
generator position.
When the utility power
returns, the rest of the house
circuits turn on, while those
running on generator power
remain on generator power
until someone turns them
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worse, if a motor load like
a pump tries to start onf
generator power, and if the
generator is not already
running at full capacity, the
motor cannot get the current
: it needs to start, and it burns
up the starting winding,
requiring ,replacement of the
entire motor in the pump -,
very expensive mistake. -
An automatic transfer
switch system works inr
the same manner, except,
that the generator starts.
automatically, and load
transfers between generator
and u til i ry-- power- are '.also
handled automatically. A-'
While most',, manua-
transfer switches are used'
with portable generators, ah
automatic transfer switch is
used with a stationary type
generator that is equipped
with remote electric starting.
SMany portable generator,
have electric start. but %'ei
few have an engine capable
of being started remotel,'
Stationary generators arll
slightly larger than a centreJ
air conditioning condenser,
and range in size from 6.003
watts to more than 25.000:
watts. .
Most automatic transfer
'switches require a subpanel"
:to isolate the emergency.
circuits, and they must lh'
sized for the total connectetC
load fed from the subpanel..*
Some automatic transfer
switches allow the user to*
size the generator to just their
largest single load,,such as aln
air conditioner, and it allows;
the user to prioritize the loads
and turn off tie'lesiser'ifi-i6ri.
loads when a higher priority
load needs to come on.
Automatic systems staitat
about $7,500, installed, while,
manual systems with portable
generator and transfer switch
can be installed for less'.
than $1,000. Some manual
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a competent handyman-typ-
homeowner, but 'automatic.
systems require installation.
by professionals.
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in automatic systems, more.
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Arts
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
A spirited crowd of fourth-
and fifth-graders spent
Friday morning under the
Lake Alice pavilion, taking in
the sights and sounds of the
fifth annual Arts in the Sun
Festival, sponsored by the St.
Joe Community Foundation.
Gulf County Director of
Instruction Sara Joe Wooten
and Port St. Joe High School
teacher Ann Comforter,
the event's coordinators,
spotlighted performers from
area schools, as well as local
musicians Jean Etheridge
and Marcus Neel.
A band of 25 Port St.
Joe Elementary School fifth
graders kicked things off
with a medley of songs on the
ukulele.
Though the students were
a hard act to follow, Etheridge,
playing a violin made of wood
once submerged in Lake
Superior, managed to win
over the crowd.
The Port St. Joe High
School chorus sang a soulful
medley of "Swing Low, Sweet


in


Chariot," "Wade in the Water"
and "We 'Shall Overcome,"
accompanied by Comforter
and a third of her Port St. Joe
High School guitar class.
Marcus Neel of Port
St. Joe began his banjo set
by recalling his friendship
with the two musicians who
recorded the theme music for
the Beverly Hillbillies.
"I'm going to play Jed
Clampett for you," he told the
students, before launching
into a rollicking version of the
sitcom theme.
Neel later switched to a
resonator guitar and played
slide, accompanied by
Etheridge on violin.
Though Comforter and
Wooten sought a change of
pace from last year's dance
themed festival, they invited
the popular Panama City
Irish Dance Club back for an
encore.
Four of the club's
members stomped their way
into the crowd's hearts at the
festival's finale.
Comforter, the director of
music programs at both Port


the


Local musicians Marcus
Neel and Jean Etheridge
St. Joe Elementary and High
Schools, took great pride in
her student performers, and
underscored the importance
of arts education.
"This is what it's all
about exposure and giving
children a chance to perform,"
Comforter said.


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Good Grades are Good as Gold at Port St. Joe High


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
On Monday night, Port St.
Joe High School continued a
21-year tradition of honoring
its best and brightest at
the annual Gold Card Club
Honors Banquet.
This year, 113 students
with consistently outstanding
report cards earned their
Gold Card.
Those receiving
certificates earned the A/B
honor roll two out of three
9-week grading periods.
Students earning plaques
either maintained a 4.0
cumulative GPA for their
semester average and All A's
for the third 9-week grading
period, or earned all A's
for three individual 9-week
grading periods.
As it is every year, the
banquet was a time for proud
parents to gather and 'a
successful alIumnus to take


the podium to impart some
real world wisdom.
This year, 1976 graduate
Eddie Creamer recalled his
glory days at Port St. Joe High
and took a few jabs at the
Gulf-County School System's
current leadership.
"If you'd told me then
that Duane McFarland was
going to be principal and
Tim Wilder was going to be
superintendent, I would've
laughed," quipped Creamer.
AgraduateoftheUniversity-
of West Florida and Louisiana
State University's School of
Banking, Creamer currently
serves as the president and
CEO of Prosperity Bank in St.
Augustine.
In Iris address. Creamer
defined five strategies for
success: vision, balance,
teamwork, hard work and
perseverance.
His speech was
punctuated with sporting


metaphors. With 80 percent
of this year's Gold Card Club
members also athletes, the-
students were well-versed in
the lingo.
With a nod to the nearby
trophy cases, Creamer noted
that vision is the key to
success in both sports and
life.
He encouraged the
students to have a game plan
for their future, lest they wake
up one morning, 30 years
older, balding and wondering
where the time went.
Defining balance as the
most important thing in life,
Creamer encouraged the
students to not let their busyN
workloads prevent them from
spending quahty' time with
friends and family.
"The most important
thing you do in your job is
never as important as the
things \ou do outside of your
job," said Creamer, who uraed


the students to strive to make
a difference in people's lives.
To illustrate the
importance of teamwork,
Creamer referenced the
Nextel Cub pit crews who
perform a multitude of tasks
in nine seconds by working
cooperatively.
"Nothing great is ever
accomplished without the
effort of a team," Creamer
advised.
Outlining the rigorous
exercise practice study
schedule of the Wake Forest
University basketball team,
Creamer told the students
there was "no substitute for
hard work" on the path to
success.
"It doesn't get any easier.
It gets harder every step
you take to be successful,"
Creamer said.
For his last strategy,
Creamer quoted no less than
the towering NBA superstar.


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1976 Port St. Joe High School graduate Eddie Creamer deliv-
ered the keynote address at Monday night's Gold Card Club Honoig
Banquet.
Michael Jordan, who assistant principal Melissa
heralded the importance of Ramsey followed with i
perseverance. presentation on scholarships:
"I've missed over 9,000 available "to high-performinS
shots in my career, lost almost students. .
300 games. Twenty-six times Last year's senior)
I've been counted on to make took home $600,000 n,,
the game-winning shot, and scholarships, and 36 percent.
I missed. I have failed over received a Bright Futures:
and over again in my life, and Scholarship, which pay.
that's why I'm successful," between 75 to 100 percent
Jordan said. of tuition and fees for Flonda'
Creamer urged the public universities. .
students to take Jordan's The high percentage of
message to heart. sernors receiving scholarshipsJ
He concluded with some was, to -Ramsey, proof
advice on friendship, and the positive of the high schooPsi
importance of making wise outstanding quality of
choices. education. i
"Surround yourself "Even though we are a
with all the people you can small, rural school, we still
surround yourself with who have the opportunities and
have no concept of what produce quality students-"'
can't be done," counseled said Ramsey.
Creamer. '"You are the cream of the-
Rising to join the crowd crop. '
in a standing ovation,
McFarland saluted Creamer 2005-2006'Gold Card
on an "enthusiastic" speech. Club Members
Referencing the speaker's
earlier barb, McFarland said'
he and Wilder were pleasantly Jae ha er. Tom
surprised by how their former Jae Ashabranner. Ton-
schoolmate turned out. Boone, Megan Bottkol,
was a little younger Candace Branch, Bridget
than Eddie, but I remember Bran. Eunece Bryant. Jenna
rim and his crew. and we Chesser o Jeremy Coucd
were very much surprised," Nicole Ford, Kelly Geoghagan.
laughed McFarland. Elizabeth Gibson; Robert


Port St. Joe High School


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S11th Grade
Dusty Alford, Mica
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.Jennifer Bland, Amy
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Jmmy Curry, Angelica
Dfiesbach, Warren Floyd,
Sierra King, Kurtis Krum,
Leah Miniat, Shayla Nickson,.
Madison Parker, Sarah
Schmid
10 h Grade


Madison Adkison, Amber
Allen, Jamie Bird, Beth
Blackmon, Eric Brumbaugh,
Jessica Buccieri, Francie
Burgess, Jessica Chancey,
Travis Dailey, Jonathan
Davidson, Justin Downum,
Shane Duty, Sam Ellmer,
Ashley Erickson, Rocio
Espinosa, Jasmine Fennell,
Alex Flannagan, Matthew
Gannon, Jimmy Gibson,
Kristanna Gilbert, Grant
Gingell, Grant Glass, Devin
Guillot, Will Just, Heidi
Knieper, Olivia Lamberson,
Meagen Langley, Rene Lewis,
Jason Lin, Addie Little,
Amanda Lucas, Jared Lucas,
Molly Matty, Carolyn Marley,
Jeremy Mills, Bryce Nelson,
Ashton Norris, Krista Parker,


From Page 18A

Rachel Parker, Antonio
Peterson, Laura Phillips,
Elijah Quaranta, Amber
Ropelis, Albert Scheffer,
Trevor Seay, Samone Smiley,
Shadae Thomas, Corbin
Vickery, Kellie Wright,
Matthew Wright, Josh Zuber
9th Grade
Emily Baxley, Brennis
Bush, Tayler Byrd, Angela
Canington, Anna Cordova,
Jessie Faircloth, Courtney
Hermsdorfer, Sarah Hiscock,
Krystal Keigans, Kathleen.
Kerigan, Douglas May, Kayla
Minger, Jesse Raffield, Kayla
Spilde, Heather Strange,
Brandon Strickland, Meredith
Todd, Abram Vereen, Dajon
Williams


Junior plaque recipients Jimmy Curry
and Warren Floyd


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Coastal Living Days

All day Saturday, April 22, in Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe, vendors, craftsmen and re-
enactors demonstrated what life was like along the northwest Florida coast, around the Port St.
Joe area, during the 1860's and the War Between the States.
From tools of the once-profitable turpentine trade to medical instruments of 150 years ago,
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Valet parking for your
boat.
That is pretty much
the concept that Raffield
Fisheries, Inc., is adopt-
ing as the long-time coun-
ty business continues to
expand into ventures out-
side of its core business of
bait fishing..
The -center for the new
venture is the sprawling
28,000-square-foot ware-
house which sits opposite
the fish house on the com-
pany's property.
Originally built four
years ago for Arizona
Chemical to store resin
products, the warehouse
will have a new role as
Arizona Chemical plants in
the area are now using a
storage hub in Marianna.
"We knew it would
be just ,a matter of time,"
said Eugene Raffield of,
Arizona Chemical's move to


Marianna. "Now we have
a new warehouse with a
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By his estimates that
warehouse will hold approx-
imately 50 boats 'and trail-
ers. With a mix of factors
at play the price of gas,
the cost of boat storage, the
lack of available space for
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tors to the area Raffield
and his family came up with
the idea of using the ware-
house for boat storage.
As in, bring it to them, let
them park and store it and
when needed, they'll bring
the boat. out for attaching
to truck or whatever vehicle
you wish to use to haul that
boat to the water.
"We think there is a
market," Raffield said. "We
think we have something
that is a winr-win.
"People with a nice boat,
the worse thing they can do
is leave it outside in the ele-


ments."
Raffield also noted that
with land prices spiking
as they have the past few
years, "It's hard to find an
extra spot for a second car,
let alone a 30-foot boat."
The Raffield concept is
fairly simple.
Folks can, at a cost of
$7 per foot per month based
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the warehouse.
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when they'll be taking the
boat out and Raffield's
crews will use a forklift with
a ball-hitch to pull the boat
out.
There will be security
access to bring the boat
within the fence of the
business's property should
anglers stay out past 5 p.m.
and the boat will be brought
inside the warehouse in the
morning.

(See RAFFIELD on Page 12B)


107222 3/2.5 located in St. Joe
Beach. This upscale home is located
... '.', in first tier of quiet Gulf Aire
":.'- Subdivision with dedicated beach,
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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Business: 850-229-9000
Toll-Free: 877-229-9100


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Derby Days Gala Recreates

1800s Port St. Joe


Old St. Joseph, Florida,
or modern-day Port St. Joe,
was home to as many as
three horseracing tracks
during its heyday in the
1800s. Today, the Junior
Service League of Port St.
Joe proudly honors the
rich heritage of the area by
presenting the 2006 Derby
Days Gala.
The black-tie optional
gala will feature traditional
Kentucky Derby fare;
musical entertainment by
the Atlanta-based band,
The Shimmers; gaming;
horse drawn carriage rides;
and a silent auction.
"This event is our sole
fundraiser, so we've made
certain that the auction
will have something for
everyone," said Elizabeth
Wynn, gala chair. "One
can find items ranging from
a dessert-of-the-month to
a stay in a vacation home
in the mountains of North
Carolina, and everything in
between."
Historic Centennial
Park will come to life on
Saturday, May 13 at 7:30,
p.m. E.D.T., when hundreds
of citizens and business
and community leaders
come together to enjoy an
event filled with traditions
born of another time and
heritage that transcends
generations.
The Derby Days Gala


will be an elegant party,
fabulous hats, mint juleps,
and stunning jewelry, all
for a wonderful cause the
children of Gulf County.
Proceeds from the
evening will fund the
various Junior Service
League projects, including
Monumental Music, Kids
On The Block, the Child
Service Center Trip, and
its signature program "Jam
Packs."
Additionally, the
nationally renowned
painters from Plein Air
Florida, who will be in the
area painting during that
week, will be on hand to
capture the magic of the
evening on canvas.
Ticket price for the gala
is $50 per individual, and
tickets may be purchased
from any Junior Service
League member or by
calling 850/340-0977.
The Junior Service
League is an organization
of women, committed to
promoting voluntarism,
developing the potential
of women, and improving
the community through
the effective action and
leadership of trained
volunteers.' Its purpose is
exclusively charitable.
Honorary chairmen for
the Derby Days Gala are
United States Senators Bill
Nelson and Mel Martinez.


Town Hall Meeting
The Gulf County Strategic Planning Committee will
hold a town hall meeting at the Senior Center on Monday,
May 8 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to come and share
their ideas for the future of our community.
Your input is very important. Please plan to attend
and ensure your idea will be part of the county's plan.


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Glenda Muina of
Wewahitchka would like to
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage
of her daughter, Adria
Lynn Muina, to Richard L.
Ramsey.
Adria is the daughter
of Glenda Muina and the
late Dr. Afitonio N. Muina.
She is a 1992 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School
and is a realtor with Anchor
Realty and Mortgage
Company.
Richard is the son of


Helen Carlsten and the late
Paul Ramsey. He is a 1985
graduate of Port St. Joe
High School and is a project
manager with A&A Roofing
Company.
A June 3rd wedding will
take place at 6 p.m. ET at
the First United Methodist
Church in Port St. Joe. A
reception will follow at the
Centennial Building.
' All friends and family
are invited to attend and
celebrate this occasion.


Democrats Monthly Meeting
The Gulf County Democrats will hold their monthly
meeting on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. E.D.T. at the Gulf
County Public Library right by the court house.
The Gulf County Democrats are currently planning
a variety of activities for. future local, state and national
elections. We will welcome your involvement. You are
cordially invited to attend the meeting.

Class of '66 Reunion
Port St. Joe High School's Class of 1966 will hold a 40
year reunion on June 16 & 17, 2006. Please contact Linda
Graham Wood at 229-8628, if you'can help locate the
following classmates: Susan Maxwell Kirkland, Martha
Fite, JoAnn Fite Weiss, Walter' Stallworth, Willie Hall,
Crystal Mapes Hughey, Kenneth Creech, David Jones,
Robert Lowery, Elisa Molina and Pat White. Thank you.


Dan and Terri Smith of
Pierce, Idaho are pleased
to announce the upcoming
wedding of their daughter,
Tori Danielle to Jeffrey
Collin Little, son of the late
Dale Little, of Port St. Joe
and Nancy and Stephen
Nevels of Buford, GA.
Tori is a graduate of
North Idaho College and
iis employed with Supreme
Court of Georgia. Jeff is


dock manager at Dillards
in the Mall of Georgia.
Local grandparents
are Hubert and Katrina
Richards and the late
Vivian Little and Joyce and
J.C. Little of Port St. Joe
The wedding is planned
for May 20, 2006 at 6:00
p.m. at Mon Bel Ami
Wedding Chapel in Las
Vegas, NV.


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will have a princess party with family and friends. She is
the daughter of Spike and April McLemore, sister of Destiny
McLemore.
Happy Birthday, Danielle.


MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
1602 W HIGHWAY 98
MEXICO BEACH FL
850 648-4400


PORT ST JOE OFFICE
155 W HIGHWAY 98
(PORT CITY SHOPPING CENTER)
PORT ST JOE, FL
850 229-6100


C tING A NEW COUSE
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Melba Barbee
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LIST OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES
MLS 111131 -101 Belize Drive ..........$749,900.00 MLS 111536- 203 Louisiana Drive........ $335.000.00
MLS 109780 980 Rutherford Drive........ 325,000.00 MLS 111541 201 Louisiana Drive........ $295,000.00
MLS 109317 3119 Hwy 98........... $2,000,000.00 MLS 111119 3144 Hwy 98........... $1,800.000.00
MLS 109318 3137 Hwy 98.............. $2.250.000.00 MLS 110613 588 Ling Street............$169.600.00
MLS 108971 6081 Cape San Bias Road.$495,000.00 MLS 110415 537 S 4th Street........... $42.900.00
MLS 108551 -141 Barbara Drive ..........$139.500.00 MLS 109259- 336 Ward Street ............275.000.00
MLS 108523 136 Sweet Gum Circle ...... $74.500.00
MS 108523-136 Sweet Gum Circle. 74.500.0 MLS 109260- 593 Palmetto Drive.......... $89,000.00
MLS 108524 239 Live Oak Drive .......... $74.500.00
MLS 107844 625 Gult Aire Drive ........$475,000.00
MLS 108521 -188 Sweet Gum Circle ...... $74.500.00
MLS 107064 58 Oak Avenue .............. 399,000.00


_________ MLS 108520- 250 Sweet Gum Circle ...... $74,500.00
Margaret Presswood MLS 108459-2401 Constitution Drive.... $975,000.00 MLS 106883-1752 Cobia Street ......... 9,000.00
S-:margaretpresswood@gtcoML.net S 109422 6650 CedarStreet ..........$140,000.00 MLS 106882 221 Angel Fish .....$375,000.00
"+- ,- .,- MLS 107457- 6861 Alabama Street.......$350,000.00 MLS 105948- 984 Calf Barn Road .......$149.900.00
MLS 107457 -273 Hazelwood Street......$,jL500.00 MLS 105112 -153 Old Dairy'Farm Road .. $88,500.00
S-. MLS 106347- "181Sunray Court ...........$'658,040.00 MLS 102993-277 Stanley Drive_......... $45.000.00
MLS 111532 -515 Maryland Blvd. ........ p$2p00.00 MLS 111603 --3151 W Hwy 98............-$95,000.00.


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"Stitches of Hope"


The girls of Taunton
Truss' Relay for Life team,
Mekena's Hope, are creating
a historical treasure. They
are sewing a quilt in honor
and in memory of cancer
patients. Each square of
this quilt will be dedicated
to people who have been

Kinard

Homecoming
There will be a Kinard
Homecoming celebration at
the Kinard Community Center
on Saturday, May beginning
at 10 a.m.
Come visit with family
and friends, enjoy music and
food. Attendees should bring a
covered dish and lawn chair.

Mexico Beach

AARP
Mexico Beach AARP
Chapter 4325 will hold its
monthly meeting on Friday,
April 28 at 1 p.m. C.D.T. at
the First United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall, 111A
North 22nd Street, Mexico
Beach.
Our guest speaker will
be Julie Boyd, a ventriloquist
from Tallahassee. Mrs.
Boyd is the Panhandle Area
Administrator of the Florida
Baptist Children's Homes in
Tallahassee and Pensacola.
We are sure you will find the
program very informative and
entertaining.


afflicted with this disease.
Upon its completion, the
quilt will have a permanent
home in the Wewahitchka
Community Center so that
everyone may enjoy it.
Please take part in this
quilt because it truly is a
piece ofhistory in the making.
On each square there will be
a name of someone who's
fought cancer. Many years
from now the citizens of
our community will cherish
this quilt, just as we all
now treasure the things
handed down to us from our
ancestors.
To dedicate a square
of the quilt, please contact
Michelle at 639-2336. 10"
squares are $10.00 and
5" squares are $5.00. All
proceeds will benefit our
local 2006 American Cancer
Society, Relay for Life.

Breakfast

with Tiffany
Now available for adoption
at the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society: Tiffany -- 3
1/2 month female boxer/lab
mix (Pictured), five 8 week old
Beagle pups (1st shots), four
3 month old hound pups(1st
shots), Jasper -- 6 month,
old bulldog pup, Meg -- Blk/
white pup about 6 months
old, Mandy -- Beautiful Calico
cat 7-8 months old, Patches &
Buster -- two dynamite kitten
entertainers, Amos & Andy --
8 months old kitties, Always
kittens! Come see.


MEKENA' S


HOPE


Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity of
Gulf County is now accepting
applications for volunteer tour
guides for the spectacular
2006 Southern Accents show
house at WindMark Beach.
A portion of the proceeds
collected from ticket sales will
benefit Habitat for Humanity
of Gulf County.
Dates of Operation:
Wednesday, May 24 Sunday,
September 10, 2006
Available Shift Hours:
10 a.m.-1 p.m. or
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Show house closed:
Monday, Tuesdays and
S Sunday mornings


If you are interested in
donating your time to assist
the tours of the Southern
Accents Show House, and
can commit to at least one
shift per week through the
summer, please give us a
call.
Adults are welcome
to apply, and high school
students may participate
in partnership with their
parentss.
For information contact
Gail Alsobrook at 850/625-
2056 or gailalsobrook(ayahoo.
com, or Tracy Melvin
at 850/227-5524 or
tracy(inauticalmortgage. com.


Friends of St. Joseph State Parks


In conjunction with
A Taste of the Coast, the
Friends of St. Joseph State
Parks will present Florida
folk singer and storyteller
Bob Patterson at the
Constitution Convention
Museum on Saturday, April
29, from 2-4 pm. E.T.
This event is free to
the public and includes
admission to the museum


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ing their work to this event. Sponsors will be recognized. Enioy hors d'oeuvres. a cash bar and live
music.-Admission is $10.00 with TOTC Ticket


Taste of the Coast Gallery in the Park
SATURDAY, APRIL 29th 10am-4pm EST
Taste of the Coast Gallery in the Park artists can display and sell their work.-Admission is FREE


A Taste of the Coast An Artful Affair
SATURDAY APRIL 29th 6pm-8pm EST
A Taste of the Coast An Artful Affair Our main event does not disappoint! Local restaurants pres-
ent a variety of food. live music delights all ages, and the variety of artwork and books satisfies the
tastes of everyone. The competitiveness sparked by the silent and live auctions is alive in the air.
-Admission is $30.00


Florida History in the Park
SATURDAY APRIL 29th 9am-5pm EST
Florida History in the Park The Friends of St. Joseph State Park are making the day truly eventful.
Free museum tours, re-enactors of Florida history dressed in period costumes and to top it off, a live
performance. Bob and Joline Patterson. from St. Petersburg. Florida will perform Americana folk
music. They are nationally renowned musicians and storytellers. Admission is FREE


Tickets
Bayside Savings Bank 850.229.7700 Port St. Joe
Gulf Chamber of Communerce 850.227.1223 Port St. Joe
Sunset Coastal Grill 850.227.7900 Port St. Joe
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union 850.639-5024 Wewahitchka
Community Development Council 850.648-8196 Mexico Beach
Or Email: ticketinfo@atasteofthecoast.com


Proceeds wil benefit Gulf Counmr A-t Scbolar.hip Program and Gull'County Chamber's [ Independence on the Coast" celebrauoni

Sponsors
Gulf County Tourist Development Council El Governor Motel Port Inn


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throughout the day. There
will be hourly tours and
interactions with historic
figures portrayed by experts
throughout the afternoon.
For more information
call 850/229-8029, or visit
www.floridastateparks.org,
or visit www.bobandjoline.
com for information about
Bob Patterson.


Migratory Bird Day Open House Tours

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge will conduct staff-
guided refuge tours May 17, 18 andl9 to celebrate Migratory
bird Day. Many neotropical migratory birds are declining due
to fragmentation of breeding habitat in North America and loss
of winter habitat in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Participants will have the opportunity to become better acquainted
with their refuge and its varied wildlife and wildlife habitats.
One tour will be conducted daily May 17, 18 and 19
(Wednesday through Friday). The tours are scheduled to leave
the refuge's Indian Pass boat dock at 8 a.m. E.D.T. and will return
approximately 1 p.m. E.D.T. Transportation across Indian Pass
will be provided for participants of the staff-guided tours.
Those wishing to participate must make reservations by
phone at 850/653-8808, beginning April 24. Reservations are
limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
As a reminder, the refuge is open to the public year-round
during daylight hours, except during hunting periods and
prescribed burns and/or- wildfires. Special -permits or prior
notice are not required to visit. Transportation to the refuge is
the responsibility of the visitor when not in conjunction with a
specific refuge activity.
On March 14, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt set aside
Pelican Island in Sebastian, Florida, as American's first federal
wildlife sanctuary. Thanks to his courageous effort, Americans
now have 95 million acres to call their own in 540 very special
places around the country. These lands the National Wildlife
Refuge. System remain today as American's only network of
federal lands dedicated to wildlife conservation.
The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is working
with others to conserve, protect and, enhance fish, wildlife
and plants and their habitats for the. continuing benefit of the
American people.


Mexico Beach Annual


Photography Contest
The sixth annual Mexico Beach Photo Contest runs April 1
through August 1 of this year.
Pictures will be displayed in the Mexico Beach Welcome Center
and in the Visitor's Guide. Photos must be taken in Mexico beach.
Categories are: beach; boating and fishing; sunsets; flora and fauna;
animal life; people.
Applications and rules may be obtained by calling 1-888-723-
2546.
There is a $5.00 entry fee per photo. Each photo must be
accompanied by an entry fee and a separate application.
Contact the Mexico Beach CDC for information at 850/648-
8196.


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Over the last three weeks,
Mrs. Beth Taylor's first grade
class has researched and
presented reports on various
countries around the world.
The students brought in
maps, made posters, dressed
the part, and cooked food from
their respective nations. They
all did an excellent job!
Here is a list of the stu-
dents and the country on
which they did their project:
Dell Pickett, England; Joseph
Kerigan, Panama; Samantha
Ford, Australia; Alison Gay,
Peru; Cameron Smith, South
Africa; Kaitlyn Baker, Italy;
Kerigan Pickett, Mexico; Elijah
Sarmiento, Cuba; Morgan
Bell, China; Jackson Cordell,
Egypt; and David Davis, Israel.
We are very proud of our first
graders.
By this time next month,
the halls of Faith Christian
School will be silent. In the
meanwhile, students will be
wrapping up their school
work, taking a field trip or
two, playing with their friends,
and looking forward to a sum-


mer break. Thanks, parents,
for trusting us with your chil-
dren. Continue to pray as this
school year begins to wind
down.
End of the year programs
are being planned even as
you read this. The kinder-
garten graduation will also
include the K-4 class. Mrs.
Heather Smith (K-5) and Mrs.
Debbie Burch (K-4), with the
assistance of Angle Chiles and
Alicia Williams, are planning
an excellent program with
music, memorization, math,
and musings. Friday, May 12
will be the culmination of the
year's work.
We are already making
plans for next year. Not only
do we have openings for stu-
dents in the classrooms, we
also have a need for teach-
ers. If you are a commit-
ted Christian, have a heart
for children, and would like
to teach students from a
Christian perspective, please
contact the school office for an
application.


PSJ Elementary Peacebuilders

Pre-K- Abbygale Hunt, Kindergarten-Yesenia
Gonzalez, 1st Emma Doran 2nd- Parker clemons,
3rd- Stephine Brinkmeier, 4th- Not Pictured, Angel
Padilla, 5th Grade Colby Gentry


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Memory Trees
The 6th grade class of Wewahitchka Elementary School is start-
ing a new tradition: planting memory trees. For the past several
years the students have buried time capsules to open in the future
to reminisce about their elementary school days, but this year they
planted trees.
These trees will grow as the students'grow and beautify the
school campus as well.


Port St. Joe Elementary School

Kindergarten Registration

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10
WHERE: Port St. Joe Elementary School
TIME: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
MUST HAVE: birth certificate; Social Security card; shot record
(proof of immunizations) must be on a blue card from the Gulf
County Health Department; physical examination record (proof
of Florida physical within the last 12 months).
In order for your child to register for kindergarten, his or
her birth date must be on or before September 1, 2001.
If you have any questions, please call 850/227-1221.

Celebration of Cultural Diversity
Students in Judy Williams 8th grade US History classes
have been eagerly preparing for the "Celebration of Cultural
Diversity". Each student selected a person that had an impact
in US History to study and present. Their presentation will
include being clad in a costume representing their character,
a brief introduction, and a power'point presentation. And to
cover the senses of taste and smell, each student t ill provide
a dish representing the country of their character. Parents
are invited to this event on
Tuesday, May 2 from, 5:30- ,
7:30 in the commons area. :.


"Fourth Annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament"


143 Acklins Island Dr.
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
850.229.4600
850.229.4601 Fax
877.229.4620 toll free


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FUNERAL HOME LAW OFFICES & Groom, P.A.
FUNERAL HOME W. P. "Rocky" Comforter Charles A. Costin William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
507 10th Street Port St. Joe L.F.D. Personal Injuryk Real Estate Russell Scholz, Paul W. Groom I1
(850) 229-8111,,., (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211


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


Conteiporay Service 9.00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
K All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
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Deblorah Lylss
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Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
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J 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Pastor 18213


Ce Catholc Church of Gul Coun
W.10mt. yue..
St. Joseph Parish
20th & 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)


r "Our Church can be your home"

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


Sunday School .................. 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......... 11 a.m.
Suiidjy F.vriinN.Worship ....... 6 p.m.
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111 North 22nd Street Me'ico Beach. FL 32410
Sunday WorshipServi(es: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
SuadqySchool: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach Uniled Methodist Church
NURSEIT PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


famil life (hurh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .., a c.p .
M .pcl 71COa ronomo actly
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates' Family life Church
Visit our website at: .
familylifechurch.riet y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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

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


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


We meet at 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~- 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"





CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


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



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



S.;:.. first Baptist Church>
s 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

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


The friendly place to worship!

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


EE ,I Eki "A Reformed Voice,
,." in the Community"

"L' I ICPIL. -k- Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ........ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .............. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday' Night (Bay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firenouse Fellowship .... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Fairh eChritian School

TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
ST. JAMES'

I EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00 2-1
Www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


Long Avenue Baptist Church 3

W Where Faith, Family &

SFriendship are found :
"The Substitute...The Easter holiday has sure been a good one! Hopefully, you & your
family \were 'encoiged& e'r enriched with 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.,
His death, on the cross was in our place as our substitute. He willingly took on our
'sin & boreits 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 dn Wednesday:
S and 7:00pm 9:15am and 6:00pm 7:00pm 18494


Homecoming

at Beach


Baptist Chapel
There will be a
Homecoming at Beach
Baptist Chapel Sunday,
April 30, 11:00 a.m. ET. All
members, former members,
and anyone who has attend-
ed Beach Baptist Chapel is
invited. Let's come together
to renew old friendships and
share the wonderful works
of God in our lives.
Guest speaker will be
Jim' Robinett. Services will
be followed by a covered
dish dinner. Bring your
favorite dish. Meat will be
provided by the church.

New Bethel

Missionary

Baptist Church
New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church will be hav-
ing the installation of their
pastor, the Rev. Cyril Mills,
Sunday, April 30, at 4:30
p.m. at the New Bethel
Baptist Church. The New
Gulf Coast Association is in
charge.


Covenant Hospice is
seeking compassionate vol-
unteers in Bay and Gulf
county areas who are inter-
ested in making a difference'
in the lives of patients with
life-limiting illnesses and
their families. A two-day
volunteer training work-
shop will be held Thursday
and Friday May 18th and
19th from 8 am 1 pm


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

S You're, Amonq fiends at ,
Oak Grove Assembly of God
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 50-227-1837 'Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. fl
Schedule of Services
Sunday lWednesdav
Sunday School 9:45am .Mid Week Meal 5:00pm
,Morning tlaoship 10:45am Mi d'Week /ible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Move 10:45am Ministry In action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
en's Ministry. .Monday- 6:30pm
Czadis .MInistry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 'Praise Worshilp Preaching the 'Pure Word 2...


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


at Covenant Hospice's
Education Center, locat-
ed at 107 W. 19th St. in
Panama City.
Volunteers are needed
for patient/family sup-
port, nursing home visits,
bereavement support, fund-
raising events, P.A.W.S.
(Pets are Working Saints)
and much more. The pro-
gram is free and open to the
public. Breakfast and lunch
will be provided.
The contributions
made by volunteers allow
Covenant Hospice, a non-
profit organization, -to con-
tinue to provide a very spe-
cial kind of care. To.register
or to learn more, call Shelley
Frazier at 785-3040.


WHO:
Hospice


Covenant


WHAT: Volunteer
Training Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, May
18-19, from .8 a.m. 1 p.m.'

WHERE:- Covenant
Hospice's Education Center,
located at 107 W. 19th St.
in Panama City.

WHY: Topics dis-
cussed will include: An
Introduction to Covenant
Hospice, Communication
Skills, the Role of the
Volunteer, Clinical Aspects,
and Bereavement Issues.

COST: Free with break-
fast and lunch provided.

CONTACT: To register,
please call Shelley Frazier
at 785-3040.


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


WORSHIP


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


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Watch Your Step
What you do with what you know,
Will determine for eternity where you will go.
If you know Jesus, all will be well.
Rejections of Jesus will send you to hell.
If you know Jesus, tell others this story,
How he died on the cross and can take us to Glory.
He not only died, He arose from the grave,
If you believe in Him your soul Hell save.
Many don't know, nor will they believe,
That asking forgiveness, His pardon they'll receive.
If all Christians lived a life they have preached,
I believe there would be more lost souls reached.
Watch what you say, where you go and what you do,
Because everyone else will be watching you, too.
If we follow the steps that Jesus trod,
There will be more people calling on God.
Billy Johnson


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Boleslaw M. "Boley"


Janowski III

Boleslaw M. "Boley" Janowski III,
57, our dear father, son, brother and
grandfather left this world Tuesday,
April 18, 2006 to be with the Lord,
to have no more pain. He will be
missed by all. Boley was born'in
Orlando, Florida, graduated from the
University of Georgia, served in the
United States Army in the Airborne
Division and was a Licensed Numis
matist.
He leaves behind his father, B. M.
Janowski II, his mother, Jeannette
Janowski; three children, Boley M.
Janowski IV and wife Judith, Einsley
Marie Whitworth and husband
Russell, and Ali Joyce Janowski; one
grandchild, Kara Maria Janowski;
two sisters, India Miller and husband
Mike, and Neva Garrett and husband
James; one brother, Henry Janowski
and wife Margie; thirteen nieces andk
nephew; and nine great nieces. and
nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday,
April 21, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. EDT at
Beach Baptist Chapel, conducted by
the Rev. David Nichols. Interment
followed at Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services are under the direc-
tion of the Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.


William A.


"W.A." Bailey

Mr. William A. "W.A." Bailey,
78, of Highland View, passed away
Sunday, April 23, 2006. A native of
Americus, GA, he had been a resident
here for the past several years.
He worked for C. R. Smith 85
* Sons, and also for Raffield Fisheries.


He was a member of the First Baptist
Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lois
Irene Bailey of Port Saint Joe; his
children, Linda Sanders of Port Saint
Joe, Charles Edward Bailey and wife
Aileen of Columbus, GA, Winfred
Douglas Bailey and wife Sissy of
Panama City, and Teresa Ann Coulter
of Highland View; also six grandchil-
dren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorialization will be by crema-
tion. A memorial service is sched-
uled.
Comforter Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.



Robert F. Cantley

Surrounded by family, Robert F.
Cantley, Sr., Dalkeith, went to be
with the Lord Tuesday evening, April
18. He died at his home after a brief
illness.
He leaves to cherish his memory
his children, Robert F. Cantley, Jr.
(Ruth) of Kinard, and Shirley Ramsey
(Willie) of Port St. Joe; his grandchil-
dren, Adam Cantley, Ann Cantley


Grass, and Patrick Cantley, all of
Panama City, Nancy Cantley Wallen
of Kinard, Bill Ramsey and Eric
Ramsey, both of Port St. Joe; and 12
great grandchildren; a brother Perry
Cantley (Fannie), of Blountstown;
seven nieces, Lissie Arnold and
Cheryl Cantley, both of Tallahassee,
Terry Van Horn of Ocala, Margaret
Carol (Katie) McGowan of California,
Betty Vann of Citra, Peggy Kline of Ft.
Myers, Aida Baldwin of Cynthiana,
Kentucky, and six nephews, John
Cantley of Chattahoochee; Ricky
Bossio of Carlisle, Kentucky, Carlos
and Mike Bossio, both of Ocala,
Danny Bossio of Bonita Springs, and
Mark Bossio of Miami, and his dear
friend Nell Richards of Dalkeith.
Memorial services are scheduled
for 11:00 a.m. Friday morning, April
21, at First Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe. The family will receive friends at
the church from 10:00 11:00 prior
to the service. In lieu of flowers please
make contributions to Covenant
Hospice, 107 W. 19th St., Panama
City, FL 32405-4647 or Covenant
House, 11636 SE Chipola Park Rd.,
Kinard, FL 32449.


Monticello Man Dies In Fishing Mishap


The body of 54-year-old Walter Davis
of Monticello was pulled from Lake
Miccosukee Tuesday morning after he
fell from his small fishing boat Monday
evening and drowned.
Investigator Tony Brunson with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) said divers with the
Leon County Dive Team recovered Davis'
body about 1 a.m. near Reeve's Landing.
The area of the lake where he was fish-
ing is about 11 feet deep, one of the
deepest parts of the lake.
The body was released to Tillman
Funeral Home of Monticello.
Brunson said witnesses reportedly
heard Davis fall from his 10-foot alu-
minum johnboat around 8 p.m. and
saw him splashing in the water, trying


to get back into his boat. Before wit-
nesses could get to Davis, he had disap-
peared. He was fishing about 40 yards
off shore.
Brunson said Davis, who was a big
guy, weighing about 250 pounds, was
not wearing a life jacket and could not
swim.
A large number of family members
maintained a vigil on shore as both
FWG officers and dive team members
searched for Davis' body.
The Leon County Medical Examiner
conducted an autopsy on Davis Tuesday
morning and concluded his death was
from accidental drowning.


New bus with Troop 47 and Ben Welch, scoutmaster.


Troop 47 Says Thank You
Thank you to the Port St. Joe Rotary Club for the pur-
chase of the Boy Scout Bus. Bus Transportation is now
available for Scout meetings and camping trips by calling
227-3349. Troop 47 meets Monday nights at the Scout
Center and new members are welcome.




Heritage Funeral


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


"Serving Bay and Gulf Counties"



If You See News Happening, Call...



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


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


Wewahitchka, 303 E. Church Street-
3BR/2BA home that sits on 3 lots. Located
close to schools and just a short drive to
beaches and shopping. Call Jay Rish at
227-5569 MLS# 107032 $185,000


104A S. 40TH Street, Mexico Beach.
Almost new 3BR 2.5BA fully furnished
townhouse with rental history. Just steps
from the beach.' Low maintenance ex-
terior'and spacious interior (1512SF).
Ready to bp occupied. MLS#111117
$425,000 Call Brenda Miller 850-
227-5380 or Brenda@C21 GulfCoast
Realty.com.


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Lot available in theeiew "Ovation subdi-
v;sion located on Cape San Bias. A com-
munity with beach and bay access, tennis
courts, and community docks with observa-
tion decks. Each side of this development
has its own club house and pool with water
and 'sewer available. Building plans will be
old florida style. MLS#111043 Call Carol
Bell for more info @ 850-227-4252












Mexico Beach- Gulf View- The Cottag-
es- This is a new 4bed/2.5bath with great
space layout. Furnished impeccably. Front
balcony with view of Gulf .Back porch with
view of the canal, fishing/boats docking
area. Small grass/landscaped area behind
cottage. Boat access to gulf. Just steps to
the beach. MLS110756 Call Natalie Shoaf
850-227-4355


Recently remodeled home in great loca-
tion. Great room with f/p and vaulted
ceilings. Large kitchen with breakfast bar.
Master bedroom and bath. Large Florida
room overlooking nice landscaped back
yard. Centrally located near downtown
Port ,St. Joe. Shown by appointment
only. $296,000 Mls#110196 call Susie
White at 850-227-4046 or 800-451-
2349


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


Preconstruction Condominium! Gulf
Breeze Villas condominiums are located
oh the Gulf side of Hwy 98 and have
plenty of luxury bonuses such as, access
to the beach and a private pool on the
roof. Also, this condo has Gulf views
from the east and west so you never
miss a moment. Call Moses Medina
@ 850-527-0441 for more informa-
tion. Price Reduced: $749,999. MLS#
105739


Sunset Village Subdivision. Beautiful
4 Bedroom 4.5 Bath home comes fully
furnished with over 3,300 Sq. Ft. of liv-
ing space. This home is complete with
Hardwood floors throughout, granite
counter tops, and much much more. A
Must See! MLS # 109061 Call Brett
Lowry at 850-227-5535.


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BEACHES
* CAPE COMMERCIAL: Two adjoining Commercial lots on Cope Son Bilas Road. MLS #110007
on MLS #11037 $405,000 Each. Call Valerie Clayton 527-5258. .
B 400A Maryland Blvd, Mexico Beach. 50x145 Interior lot. $209,000 MLS#109670
Brenda Miller 850.227-5380
* 108 E. Kelly Drive, Overstreet. '5.14 acres, wooded. $375,000 MLS#109488 Brenda
Miller 850-227-5380
* This 1st tier Io Is located In Jubilation Subdivision. Lot 74 has great views of the Gulf Of
Mexico. $ 795,000 for more Info call Susie White at 227-4046
- St Joe Beach Bay View/1 tier- 4 lots directly across from dedicated public beach beach.
Beautiful Unobstructed View with current restrictions to maintain view. Zoning can be resi-
dential or commercial. Entire block of Highway frontage can be purchases X- Flood Zone. $
800,000 per lot, Call Natalie Shoaf 850-227-4355 MLS 108380
* Heron's Walk Subdivision-One of the finest subdivision's in Port St. Joe. Located close to the
community college and schools. This subdivision offers a swimming pool, pool house, beautiful
landscaped entrance, HOA and putting greens. $160,000 Call Susie White (850) 227-4046


Most at the property is locateS wOSie rIteS 11005 nono. Sniop beoutOol sunsets and tue sugar


/Most of the properly is located within the X flood zone. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and the sugar
white sands. Great place to build your vacation home Mls#108527 $2,950,000 Call Jay
Rish (850) 227-5569
* St. Joe Beach Area,,104 Signal Lane-Lot 70 is located in the heart of Windmark Beach
which is just minutes away from Port'St. Joe. This upscale community offers many amenities
including swimming pool, clubhouse, private dock, HOA. mls#110021 $795,000 Call Jay
Rish at (850)227-5569
* St Joe Beach, Hwy 98 frontage 4 lots with unobstructed gulf view, can be residential or com-
mercial. Entire block of road frontage can be purchased. Call Natalie Shoaf 850-227-4355
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way 1ST TIER lot in San Bids Plantation with deeded access to Gulf
of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Sonala Raffield at 340-
0900 $579,900.
* Lot 3C, St. Charles Street, Cosuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach Withirnwalking distance
of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house. MLS#108169, $224,900 Brenda Miller
227-5380 1
PORT ST. JOE


scoped residential community with club house and pool. Located by Gulf Coast Community
College and local schools. MLS #11097, #110974, #110975. $154,900 Each. Call Valerie
Clayton 527-5258,
* THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY 15 ACTUALLY THREE LOTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.
Property is cleared & near our local schools. MLs# 108113 $179,900 Call Moses Medina
at 850-527-0441
* THIS LOT IS LOCATED IN A BEAUTIFUL & WELL ESTABLISHED SUBDIVISION named
Jubilation. Seller is motivated so bring all offers. MLS# 110310 $ 409,000 Call Moses
Medina at 850-527-0441
* THIS GULFRONT LOT IS LOCATED IN JUBILATION SUBDIVISION. It is a great investment
opportunity, MLS# 105586 $ 1,500,000 Call Susie White at 850-227-4046.
* 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 SUBDIVISION is a nice lot for investments or building your dream
home. MLS# 109033 $ 110,000 Call Warren Yeager at 850-899-7337


* Stone Mill Creek 2 adjoining parcels of land consisting of approx. 1 acre each. May be
purchased together or separately. Well and utility hookup have been installed on ode parcel.
2 separate perc tests have also been obtained. This is a great area to build a home and enjoy
quiet country living. $35,000. each. Call Son|la Raffield @ 340-0900.
* SEVEN SPRINGS LAKE SUB, WEWA: Two adjoining lots in this craftsman-styled neighbor-
hood. MLS #110669 and #110667, $75,000 Each. Call Valerie Clayton 527-5258
* In one of the newest subdivisions In the Indian Pass area. This subdivision Offers
underground utilities, and paved roads. Close to Apolochicola and Port St. Joe. ust minutes
from the beautiful beaches. mls#107253/mls#107254 $179,000 each. Call Jay Rish (850)
227-5569
EASTPOINT
* WHISPERING PINES SUBDIVISION, EASTPOINT. Only blocks to the Bay. Subdivision
features paved streets and restrictions; $139,500 MLS #109940. Call Valerie Clayton
527-5258.
* Beautiful one acre homesite in Whispering Pines Subdivision. Only blocks to the
Bay. Subdivision features underground utilities, proved streets and restricted covenants. Lot is


*Cape San Blas, 4565 Cape San Bias Road. This Gulf front Lot consists of 1.60 acres+/-. *HERONS WALK SUBDIVISION: Three home sites to choose from in this extensively land- OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE partially cleared. $139,500 MLS #109940. CallValere Uaylen52-558.


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DOH Encourages Floridians

to Know Status of Their

Vaccinations
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) advisesall
Floridians to become aware of their immunity status for the
measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine in light of the recent
mumps outbreak in the Midwest.
"We encourage everyone to know the status of their vacci-
nations in order to ensure safety and resistance against many
diseases, including mumps," said DOH Secretary M. Rony
Frangois, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D. "Proper routine vaccinations
help protect individuals and raise their levels of immunity.
While vaccines are not 100 percent effective, they do offer
the highest form of protection against harmful infections and
diseases."
Mumps is a contagious disease spread by mucus or drop-
lets from the nose or throat of an infected person, usually
when such a person coughs or sneezes. Transmission can
also occur if an infected individual touches an object with
unclean hands and someone else touches the same surface
and then rubs their eyes, mouth or nose. Transmission of this
type reinforces the importance of healthy habits, including
proper hand washing, keeping fingers away from one's eyes,
nose or mouth, and sneezing and coughing .into a tissue or
one's sleeve.
Any individual who experiences the following symptoms:
fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite
followed by the onset of parotitis (swollen and tender salivary
glands under the ears- on one or both sides), should imme-
diately contact their primary health care physician by phone
and explain their symptoms in order to receive proper instruc-
tions. Those individuals should also avoid contact with others
until the cause of their symptoms is certain..
DOH promotes and protects the health and safety of all
people in Florida through the delivery of quality public health
services and the promotion of health care standards. For
additional
information, visit DOH's Web site at www.doh.state.fl.us ,
click on the diseases and conditions tab on the left-hand side
and select mumps from the list. To check on a vaccination
status, contact your primary health care physician or your
local CHD.


.... : ... .. -- *.-.- .! ^ .. ,
Alex Wood, first-place, In the senior division, Michelle Hiscock, third-place, Blaine
Shelby Wood (left to right), third-place, Alex Wood, first-place Bush, second-place, Kaitlyn Gaskin fourth-place and Bryce Gerber,
Alexa Allison, second-place and Bryce Godwin, fourth-place, took first-place, took home the honors. Hiscock and Bush are from
home certificates and plaques as the winners in the junior division Port St. Joe Middle School, Gaskin and Gerber from Wewahitchka
of the county 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest last week. Alex Elementary School.
Wood and Godwin are from Port St. Joe Elementary, Allison and
Shelby Wood hail from Wewahitchka Elementary.


Wewahitchka Middle School Wewahitchka Kindergarten


7th Grade Washington DC Trip
April 10th 15th

On April 10, 2006 sixty-six WMS students and chaperones
embarked on a trip of a lifetime to our Nation's Capitol. The
students spent a week touring such spectacular sites as the
White House, Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, Museum
of America History, Museum of Natural History, National Mall,
Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, National
Monuments, Union Station, Pentagon City and the National
Zoological Park. The trip also included a tour of Philadelphia
Historic District to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall,
Christ Church, Ben Franklin's grave and Betsy Ross' House.
On the way home the students had the opportunity to stop
at Monticello in Charlottesville, VA and spend the afternoon
touring the estate and gardens of Thomas Jefferson. On
behalf of the WMS 7th grade students we would like to take
this opportunity. to thank the Wewahitchka Women's Club,
Emerald Coast Credit Union, Vision Bank and Mr. and Mrs.
George Cox for providing scholarship funds,. 'A special thanks
to our community for supporting the WMS students during
their .fundraising efforts that helped to make this extraordi-
nary trip possible.


Round-up

WHEN: Friday, April 28
WHERE: Wewahitchka' Elementary School
TIME: 8:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m.
MUST HAVE: Birth certificate; Social Security card; shot
record (proof of immunizations) must be on a blue card from
the Gulf County Health Department; physical examination
record (proof of Florida physical within the last 12 months).
In order for your child to register for kindergarten, his or
her birth date must be on or before September 1, 2001.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Davidson
at Wewahitchka Elementary School, 850/639-5377.


24-HoUR INFORMATION LINE 1-800-808-1548 & Entez Code


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.
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
concerning the FCAT and
web sites. Please use this
folder to store FCAT reports
and your password to access
the [http:/ /www.fcatparent-
nqtwork.com/ ]www.
fcatparentnetwork.com site.
Yourpassword was mailed to
you on Monday, April 10th.
We will have dismissal
at 11:50 on Wednesday, April
26 due to teacher inservice.
You are invited to our
band concert on Thursday,
April 27th at 6:30 in the com-
mons area. ,
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. Students
are encouraged to wear col-
lege attire the whole week.
NO HATS!
Our sixth graders will
enjoy a field trip to Gulf World
on Monday, May 8th.
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 [ http>//www.gulf.kl2.
fl.us/ ]www.gulf.kl2.fl.us ,
click on PSJMS (on the right
hand side) and check out the
menu and important dates.
Here is your link [
http: / /search. epnet. com/
]http:/ /search.epnet.com/ to
an online library of full text


articles and other materials
to be used for research. The
subscription has been funded
this year by the Gulf- County
Education Foundation to
benefit students and 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
[http://www.askalibrarian.
org/ ]www.askalibrarian.org
and chat live with 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 web-
sites for math practice for the
reluctant, disenchanted, or
struggling math student. It
is appropriate for all ages,
even pre-school, up through
algebra. [ http://www.
coolmath4kids.com/ ]http://
www.coolmath4kids.com and
[ http://coolmath.com/alge-
bra ]http://coolmath.com/
algebra
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.


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Positive Impact On Student

Performance


Edu :t ti,.on Corrjmiti i.rier
JohnL t.nnt.dayanrnourn-:ed
the release .:f nev. report
that finds pay-fo:r-pe rflr-
riiance policies. like Florida :
Advanced Placement IAPI
Bonur- Prograrn. Often ha'.e a
p.:Sitlr\e impact on tnrpr'o'.ed
student performance. The
report, Performance Pay IS
Paying Off in Florida, dem-
onstrates that the number of
teachers and students par-
ticipating in AP courses has
increased since Florida began
its performance pay incentive
program in 1999.
"Since the implementa-
tion of this program, record
numbers of students are
taking advanced course-
work and pre-college exams
with our minority test-tak-
ers surpassing national aver-
ages rewarding teachers
for increased student perfor-
mance," said Commissioner.
Winn.
In 1998, the Florida
Legislature enacted legis-
lation to create a financial
incentive for teachers to teach
AP courses. Based solely on
test scores, teachers are eli-
gible for a bonus of $50 per
student for each student who
scores a three or higher on
the College Board AP exam.
A three is considered a
passing score. In addition,
teachers teaching at a "D" or
"F" school who have at least
one student who earns a three
or higher on the exam are
awarded an additional $500
bonus. During the 2004-2005
school year, more than $2.2
million were distributed in AP
bonuses. JoAnne Boggus, a
retired school principal from
Ft. Lauderdale High School,
says in the report that "AP
courses are so superior...
The Governor and Legislature
gave us a partnership with
programs that have nation-
al standards that everyone
understands."
Since 1999, Florida has
experienced a 66 percent
increase in the number of


teachers te.:ching AP c:ourt--
Ts. The report notes these
te.iLhers "are not .,Jrajd of
perfor:'mae'- pay in the last
Z.L': years. Florida expererienced
a 104 percent increase in the
number :or examr takers. 11.3
per:enrt inre.-:s.e in the num-
ber of exams taken, and an
81 percent increase in stu-
dents scoring a three or bet-
ter on an AP exam. Findings
in the report suggest that
performance pay plans have
no adverse affect on teachers
or students.
"I love teaching AP
courses," said Director of
AP Program and AP English
Literature and Composition
Teacher Deborah Shepard,
Lincoln High School,
Tallahassee. "Not only am I
helping these students pre-
pare for college, earn college
credit and bolster their self
esteem, I am rewarded for
helping them achieve their
goals. Pay-for-performance
policies make sense and this
AP bonus program proves it."
According to the report,
Florida's students continue
to excel in participation and
performance on AP courses.
The Sunshine State has the
second greatest increase in
public school AP exam-tak-
ers when compared to all
other states from 2004 to
2005, and the second larg-
est increase among all states
in the number of students
passing (earning scores of
three to five) AP exams. The
number of African-American
and Hispanic students par-
ticipating has close to tri-
pled since 1999. AP partici-
pation for Hispanic students
n Florida's public schools is
close to double the partici-
pation of Hispanic students
seen nationwide for the sec-
ond year in a row. Florida
leads the nation with the
largest number of African-
American students taking AP
exams and passing them.


GCCC Named Training Center Of the Year


State Fire Marshal Tom
Gallagher today recognized
Gulf Coast Community
College. in Panama City as
2005 Florida Training Center
of the Year in a ceremony
that also recognized 10 fire,
rescue and .emergency man-
agement service personnel
for exemplary leadership
last year in the line of duty.
Gallagher presented procla-
mations signed :by Governor
Jeb Bush and other members
of the Cabinet recognizing
their outstanding commit-
ment to protecting the people
and property of Florida. This
week is designated by the,
Cabinet as Florida Firefighter
Appreciation Week.
"In the aftermath of back-
to-back hurricanes -and the
threat of man-made disasters,
in addition to daily duties
of responding to fires. these
individuals have valiantly
responded to the needs of the
people of Florida," Gallagher
said. "On behalf of the State.
Fire Marshal's Office and the
people of Florida, we give the
college and all who wear an
emergency. responder uni-
form, our heartfelt thanks for
their service."
The college has a fire
service, technology program
designed to prepare students
for the fire service as a volun-
teer or career firefighter., The
program consists of basics of
firefighting, equipment, orga-
nization, fire service occupa-
tional safety and health, fire
investigations, fire codes, and
fire detection.
The Cabinet-signed proc-
lamation states, "Gulf Coast
Community College has. been
instrumental in the training
process throughout a fire-
fighter's career and will con-
tribute to professional devel-
opment, ensuring that all
firefighters handle safety in
the ever-changing demands
and hazards of firefighting."
These awards are pre-
sented annually to fire and


rescue personnel who are rec-
ognized by their colleagues as
having served beyond the call
of duty.
Following the awards
presentation, Gallagher led
a ceremony at' the Fallen
Firefighter Wall of Honor to
remember 135 .Florida ,fire-
fighters who lost their lives in
the line of duty.
Recognizing that firefight-
ers and emergency respond-
ers are facing increasing risks
due to methamphetamine,
or meth, labs in Florida,
Gallagher this year is push-
ing for legislation that would
apply strong criminal penal-
ties to meth manufacturers
whose labs kill or injure a:
responder, and would pre-
vent insurance companies
from canceling coverage for
an emergency responder
injured while responding to
a meth lab. The chemicals
used to make meth are highly
toxic and, flammable, and in
the last two years there have
'been at least 50 meth lab
fires,-and explosions. For
more information, visit www.
fldfs.com/fightmeth.


Port St. Joe High School Book

Drive a Huge Success

Port St J.ie Hi.h Scho S'h:l Itidents learned the tr.ie mean-
iuc .:if n!'Iine thr,ou h the Boo,:k Drive that ~.r' S s'pons-ored by
the school's Student Go:.'.ernment Ass:0-i.1iln 0rSGACl.
The dri'.e was held Marc:h 9-19, _rnd. the b,:,i:ks %%ere
donated t) the North Flornda Child De.-elo:,pment Center in
Highland \',iev..
The SGA enc.-iurae-d ea..:h student to d.rt.t: pre-schiool
age books to their fourth period class., aind Mi. Jones'R i:lass-
:rame in first, v.th da whupping 100 brooks In all '.'.e donated
around 500 reading, coloring and sticker books.
Thanks to all who participated, some of the SGA mem-
bers were able to go to the center and personally hand out
the books. Even though we arrived during the preschoolers'
recess, they did not mind a bit. All of'the children gathered
around us to see the different books, and, of course, for us to
read to them.
The project was a success thanks to the charitable stu-
dents of Port St. Joe High and everyone at the North Florida
Child Development Center.
-Michelle Perrin, SGA Treasurer



FSU Spring Commencement,


Activities Schedul

They have sent the
announcements, 'completed
the graduation checks and are
officially ready for graduation
this spring.
More than 3,400 Florida
State University students
will participate in April 28
and April 29 commencement
ceremonies out of about.
5,000 total graduates. FSU
President T.K. Wetherell will
preside at the ceremonies,
which will be held at the
Tallahassee-Leon County
Civic Center.
Restaurant owner and
former professional football
player J.T. Thomas is the
featured speaker for the first
commencement on Friday,
April 28, at 7:30 p.m. Thomas
will address graduates
of the colleges of Arts and
Sciences; Commun-ication;
Criminology and Criminal
Justice; Social Sciences; and
Visual Arts, Theatre, and
Dance.
Veteran television
journalist and "The Greatest,
Generation" author Tom
Brokaw will speak to
graduates of FSU's colleges
and schools of Business;
Education; Engineering;
Human Sciences;
Information; Motion Picture,
Television 8 Recording Arts;
Music; Nursing; and Social
Work. That ceremony begins
on Saturday, April 29, at 9
a.m.
In -addition to the two
main commencement
ceremonies, FSU's Panama.
City Campus will have
more than 215 graduates
participating in a ceremony
Sunday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m.
at the Marina Civic Center
in Panama City. That is the,
largest number of graduates
walking in a commencement
ceremony since the Panama
City Campus was established
in 1982. Wetherell and
,George DePuy, dean of the
Panama City campus, will
preside. Ted Spangenberg Jr.,
Panama City district manager
for Gulf' Power Company,
is the featured, speaker.
Other schools and colleges
at FSU 11ill hold additional-
graduation activities. They
include the following:
The FSU School of
Nursing will hold a ceremony
for four graduate students at
noon on April 28 in the first
floor, lobby of Duxbuty Hall.
It also will hold a pinning
ceremony at 3 p.m. that same
day, at First Baptist Church in
Tallahassee forundergraduate
commencement.
Thomas W. Smith,
visiting associate professor,
and Sally P. Karioth,


associate professor, will be'
the keynote speakers. They
will be pinning 66 graduates
who have achieved their R.N.
or B.S.N. degrees.
The FSU School of
Social Work will hold its
convocation at 4 p.m. on
April 28 in the Oglesby Union
Ballrooms on FSU's campus.
More than 130 graduates will
be in attendance for U.S. Rep.
Allen Boyd's keynote speech.
FSU's Air Force ROTC
will commission 19 cadets
at 2 p.m. on April 29 at
the Student Life Building on
FSU's campus.
*. FSU's Army ROTC will
commission 14 cadets .at 2
p.m. on April 30 at Miller Hall
in University Center C.
The FSU College of Law
will hold its commencement
ceremony at 10 a.m. on May
6 at the Tallahassee-Leon
County Civic Center.
The FSU. College
of Medicine will hold its
commencement ceremony
at 9:30 a.m. on May 20 in
the' courtyard of the College
of Medicine. Myra Hurt,
associate dean for research
and graduate programs, will
give the keynote speech


Members of the PSJ High School Student Government
Association, the children of the North Florida Child Development
Center in Highland View, and all their new books.



Prepaid College Tuition


By Brian Marshall
One of the dreams for
every parent is to be able to
pay for their child's college
education. It can be a stress-
ful dream for most parents
with education expenses ris-
ing and the need to save for
their own retirement. The
good news is that the State
of Florida provides a 529.
Prepaid College Plan that can
make paying for your child's
education extremely afford-
able.
The term '529 Plan'
describes a type of tax-advan-
tage college plan. authorized
by Section 529 of the Internal
Revenue Code. The money
contributed to these plans
grows tax-deferred, and when
the student is ready for colT
lege, withdrawals for qualified
college expenses are exempt
from federal income tax.
There are many reasons
the 529 plan is so beneficial.
Perhaps the greatest benefit
is that you can lock in today's
college tuition rates for your.
child. This means a new-
born child could begin college
in 2024 and pay the 2006
tuition rates.
There are three different
ways to contribute to the-529
Plan. You can pay in one lump
sum, use a 5-year payment
plan or pay monthly. Based
on the 2005 tuition plans for'
a 4-year university, the lump
sum payment for a 4-year
university is $11,002, the 5-
.year payment plan is $219
per month and the monthly
payment is $79. Payment


schedules are also available
for 2-year community colleg-
es at much lower rates.
The 529 Plan is very flex-
ible. It can be used at any of
Florida's 11 state universi-
ties or 28 community col-
leges, most private colleges in
Florida, and select technical
schools. It is also finan-
cially guaranteed by the State
of Florida. You cannot lose
money and you can get a
refund anytime, for any rea-
son.
There are many differ-
ent options available with the
529 Plan, including options
that include dormitory and
local fees. There is also an
additional Florida College
Investment Plan that can
be used to cover additional
expenses not covered by the
529 Plan, such as books, off-
school housing or graduate.
school.
Overall, the 529 Plan is an
excellent option for parents,
grandparents or anyone look-
ing to pay for a child's college
education. It can be initiated
at any age and the person set-
ting up the account remains
in control of the funds. In
other words, the student does
not have direct access to the
money, all distributions must
be authorized by the account,
owner.
As with any financial
investment, it is always best to
speak with a certified profes-
sional to ensure this program
is right for you. For addition-
al information you can visit
www.florida529plans.com.


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103 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, April 27, 2006 Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


Don't Gamble with your Retirement Income


In recent years, there has
been a great deal of publicity
about saving for retirement.
Television shows, magazines,
and newspaper articles all
describe ways to save for
retirement. However, much
less information has been
available on how to receive
an income when you retire.
After all, the objective of sav-
ing for retirement is to pro-
vide sufficient money to live
in your later years.
In fact, determining a
realistic income generating
strategy greatly impacts the
amount of money you need to
achieve your retirement goal.
A great deal of the informa-
tion on income distribution at
retirement is incorrect. Many
investors have calculated
their savings goal by over-
simplification of historical
investment performance and
trends. For example, a per-
son may determine that they
need $80,000 per year to live
on at retirement, the investor
then looks at the historical
returns on their investment
portfolio and notices that
they have been averaging 8%
I


per year, and then makes
the assumption they need
$1,000,000 of investments to
generate $80,000 per year
($1,000,000 x 8% = $80,000)
and not reduce their account
balance. Although this strat-
egy may seem logical, it is
seriously flawed.
Using historical averages
to determine income is flawed
because it assumes the same
level of earnings in any given
year. In reality, financial
markets have varied returns
(both positive and negative)
from year to year, and do
not increase evenly at the
average. Lets look at a com-
parison of two scenarios for a
retiree with the same average
annual return on their invest-
ments of 7.0%, an account
balance of $250,000, and a
5% distribution rate ($12,500
annually). By simply revers-
ing the sequential order of
the returns for each year -
keep .in mind they still equal
7.0% on average scenario 1
provides the needed income
throughout the retirees life
and an ending account bal-
ance of $900,523 at age 90,


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while scenario 2 has the
retiree running out of money
at age 79! Obviously, there
is a significant difference in
the two retiree's outcomes
and lifestyles after age 80;
and what they leave behind
to their heirs.
The fallacy of thinking by
using average returns, and the


risks of running out of money,
can be addressed through
using something known as
a Monte Carlo simulation.
The Monte Carlo simulation
uses historical market vol-
atility, as well as returns,
to help develop a more sta-
ble investment portfolio to
provide income throughout


retirement. By performing a
Monte Carlo analysis on your
investment portfolio you can
more accurately determine a
sustainable income at retire-
ment, and the best mix of
investment holdings to meet
increase the probability of
meeting your income needs.
Aaron Farnsley is a


Certified Financial Planner
and has a MBA from Florida
State University. For ques-
tions regarding this article,
or suggestions for topics of
future articles please e-mail
Aaron Farnsley at Aaron.
Farnsley(,Farnslev.com or call
him at 227-3336.


Pelican Real Estate Celebrates Tenth Anniversary


Pelican Real Estate and
Development Company,
Inc. will celebrate ten years
of service, on the Emerald
Coast, the week of April 24-
29, 2006. In honor of the
anniversary, Pelican will host
a charitable auction, benefit-
ing the Boys and Girls Club
of the Emerald Coast, Inc.,
as well as the Guardian Ad
Litem Program for Children.
Pelican's auction, titled
"The 10 Most Wanted," will
feature donated items from
sponsors throughout the
Emerald Coast. The auc-
tion will be conducted, at all
Pelican offices throughout the
celebration week. Each day,
two items will be auctioned
off of the "10 Most Wanted"
list. Clients, customers, and
friends of Pelican will have
the opportunity to bid for


these items and are encour-
aged to visit a Pelican Real
Estate sales office that week.
All profits will be donated
to The Boys and Girls Club
of the Emerald Coast, Inc
and the Guardian Ad Litem
Program for children. The
week will conclude with a
final anniversary celebration
party on Saturday, April 29.
Sponsorship packages
and registration forms can
be acquired by contact-
ing your clearest Pelican
Real Estate office. All doria-
tions will be tax deductible
as well. Current sponsors
include: legendary chef Tim
Creehan, Kitchenique, Sugar
Beach Interiors, Holiday
Surf and Racquet Club,
Majestic Vacation Rentals,
LLC., Emerald Coast Title,
Blueprint Charters and many


more!
"We here at Pelican,
decided the best way to honor
our 10 years of service on
the Emerald Coast was to
give back to our community.
After all, it is our thriving
community that has made
us successful throughout the
last 10 years," claims Lauren
Tate, Marketing Director.
"Our goal is to collect the
ten most wanted items on the
Emerald Coast, have a great
time auctioning them off, and
donate all of the proceeds to
these two reputable organiza-
tions, said Mike Baldree, V.P.
of Sales.
For more information
regarding The Boys and Girls
Club of the Emerald Coast,
Inc.. or the Guardian Ad Litem
program, please visit: www.
gbcec.com and www.guardi-


Killer Seafood Simmerin' Sauce


Killer Seafood Restaurant
of Mexico. Beach, Florida
announces the retail release
of their popular KILLER
SEAFOOD SIMMERING'
SAUCE. Available in a
32oz. jar, KILLER SEAFOOD
SIMMERIN' SAUCE is sea-
food's new best friend. It is
a ready-to-eat spicy Cajun-
style broth with over 15 herbs
& spices that awaken your
senses with a kick of heat fol-
lowed by aromatics such as
rosemary and fennel.
Originally created in our
home, we brought it to the
restaurant level where it has
become one of our most pop-"
ular dishes. So now, we
have come full circle and are
bringing KILLER SEAFOOD


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Ard's Florist Sells to


Petals by the Bay

Ricky & Karl; Summers are, pleased td
announce the sale of Ard's Florist to Clay A .,


Keels. owner of Petals by the Bay.


The


transition will begin on May 1. Ard's
Florist will continue operating at its current
location until May 31. At that time, all floral
business will be. conducted out of Petals by
the Bay located at 208 Reid Avenue in Port
St. Joe. Clay Keels pledges to continue the
same great service to all the Petals by the
Bay and Ard's Florist customers.



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SIMMERING' SAUCE -back
home. Your home!
KILLER SEAFOOD
SIMMERIN' SAUCE can be
used to create quick and,
easy meals at home for the
busy family who has little
time to devote to hours over
the stove. There are sev-
eral recipes included with, the
packaging with preparation
times ranging from 10 30
minutes.
You can find KILLER
SEAFOOD SIMMERING'
SAUCE.locally at Duren"'s
Piggly Wiggly in Port St.
Joe, Prickly Pears Gourmet
Gallery, Gulf Foods, and The
Shell Shack in Mexico Beach,
St. George Island Gourmet,
Some Like It Hotter on St.


George Island & Apalachicola,
Seafood-2-Go Retail Market
and The Piggly Wiggly in
Apalachicola, Scallop Cove
B.P. & Market on Cape San
Blas, Cardenas. Seafood on
Thomas Drive 'in Panama
City Beach, through Kevin's
Wholesale Seafood in St. Joe
Beach, and of course, at Killer
Seafood Restaurant in Mexico
Beach.. New outlets are being
added weekly.
.For more information, or
to stock KILLER SEAFOOD
SIMMERIN' SAUCE at your
place of business, please con-
tact Kim Halverson or Michael
Scoggins at Killer Seafood
(850) 648- 6565,-or via email
at LLERSEAFOOD(%aMCHSI.
COM.


PUBLIC NOTICE.



COMMISSIONER BILL WILLIAMS OF
DISTRICT THREE WILL HOLD A TOWN
HALL MEETING ON MONDAY, MAY
8, 2005 AT 6:00 RM., E.S.T., AT THE
HIGHLAND VIEW VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS ITEMS OF
INTEREST TO YOUR AREA.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING
WILL TAKE PLACE ONCE EVERY QUAR-
TER.


Thank you,
Bill Williams, Commissioner District 3



Ad #2006-068 Publish: April-27 and May 4, 2006


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Pelican Real Estate leads
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and residential sales. With 25
offices throughout the Gulf
Coast, and more than 200
real estate professionals to
assist you, Pelican provides
expert assistance in sales
and puts an extra emphasis
on exemplary customer ser-
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provide you with all the infor-
mation you need. 'Contact
a Pelican agent today and
move one step closer to own-
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www.PelicanProperty.com or
call, toll free, 888/267-2494
for niore information on real
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Emergency

Utility Bill

Assistance for

the Elderly


The Area Agency on Aging
.for North Florida announces
the availability of Emergency
Home Energy Assistance for
the Elderly funds for eligible
households in. the follow-
ing counties: Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla and Washington.
To be eligible, the appli-
cant must be, 60 years of
age or older, present a util-
ity bill indicating' a delin-
quent payment notice or the
disconnection of services if
payment is not immediately
made to the utility company,
and the 'household income
must be: below 150 percent
of the Federal Poverty Income
Guidelines: This, funding, will
be available until funds are
exhausted.
Other benefits the EHEAP
funds can assist with are: the
deposit fee for the connec-
tion of new utility service, the
purchase of a fan or air con-
ditioner, anrd/or the repair
of an ,air 'conditioner. The
maximum benefit .allowable
is $400; EHEAP funds are
not provided to households
for reimbursement of utility
payment, repair services or
purchases.
Should anyone have any
questions or want to access
the EHEAP program, call the
Elder helpline at 1-800-963-
5337 or 1-800-96-ELDER..
The Area Agency on Aging
.for North Florida is a not-for-
profit organization charged
with the responsibility of.
administering aging programs
in 14 North Florida counties
through contracts with the
State of Florida's Department
of Elder Affairs.


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Sable Palms

Roebelenii or

Tri-Pygmy Date Palms

Pindo Palms

Sago Palms

Washingtonia Palms

Many More


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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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In Highland View, just past Carpet Country
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Saturday: TBA
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years






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FORGOTTEN GARDENING


Cycads. Tired of hearing
about them yet? A couple of
weeks ago, intending to write
about the care of this group
of plants, I got carried away
on a different tangent when
I learned about all the differ-
ent species that grow well in
our area.
And then last week I was
reminded of how valuable,
and subject to theft, cycads
could become. This week,
coming around full circle, it
is time to talk about the care
and cultivation of this ancient
species.
The thing to remember
is that cycads are not palms.
Botanically speaking, palms
are angiosperms, and are
closely related to the family
of grasses, while cycads are
gymnosperms, and are unre-
lated to any other group of
living plants. And yet, just
try to say 'sago' without using
the word 'palm' right behind
it. That's almost impossible
to do, even for me.
The nutritional needs of
cycads are different from the
nutritional needs of palms.
Palms require a higher per-
centage of potassium, where-
as cycads need a higher per-
centage of nitrogen. Lawn
fertilizer, as long as it is not
a weed and feed type, is just
fine for cycads, especially if
it contains an extra dose of
iron. If a cycad is exhibiting
symptoms of nitrogen defi-
ciency the older leaves will
turn uniformly pale green,
If the newer leaves are pale
green, or if they are pale with
a darker green vein, the plant
is suffering from an iron defi-
ciency. Sometimes cycads
will need extra magnesium
sulfate, which old timers
know to be a fancy name
for Epsom salts. The older
leaves, again, will turn yel-
low, but sometimes the cen-
ter of the leaflet will remain
green.
A soil test is a fool-proof
way to determine what your
plants are lacking, and for
under ten dollars the state.
laboratories will determine
not only the pH of your soil,


but the nutrients and micro-
nutrients as well. If you
specify cycads as the plants
you wish to address, there
will be recommendations of
what to feed the soil to pro-
vide optimum conditions for
your cycads. A pretty good
deal, considering the county
cooperative extension agent
will walk you through the
process.
Not all problem's will be
nutritional. If a cycad is
growing in the shade, and
you move it abruptly out into
the hot sun, it might devel-
op white or brown papery
patches on the leaflets. If
you move it to an area where
it is exposed to high winds,
the undersides of the leaflets
might turn brown. This hap-
kened to me when I put a
young plant into a new land-
scape during an especially
windy time of the year. It's
still a beautiful plant from
one direction, but if you look
at it from the windward side,
where the leaves were blown
upwards, it is brown and less
healthy looking. I, too, have
a lot to learn.
'Sometimes sagos, in par-
ticular, are attacked by scales
and mealy bugs. If you don't
examine the undersides of the
leaves routinely you might not
notice this until the problem
gets bad enough for the plant
to develop sooty mold. That's
the black, moldy looking stuff
that most people assume to
be a disease. Sooty mold is
actually a fungus that grows
on the excrement of insects,
and is dealt with by elimi-
nating the insects, not by
treating the plant with a fun-
gicide. Scale will look like
little brown bumps on the
leaflets, and mealy bugs look
like little bits of cotton stuck
into the joints. If the plant is
in an extremely dry location,
such as under the eaves of a
house, or inside, it is more
susceptible to spider mites.
This 'pest is more destruc-
tive to the plant, especially
young ones. Affected leaves
will have a dry appearance,


often with a bronze or silvery
tone. You can test for spider
mites by holding a piece of
white paper under a leaf and
tapping the leaf briskly. The
mites will look like specks on
the white paper,. and if the
specks smear, voila!
Another problem I've wit-
nessed, but more rarely, is
root rot. Sagos and card-
board cycads in particular do
not appreciate 'wet feet'. Too
wet, and the tips of the leaves
will begin to look rotten; way
too wet, and the plant will
collapse.
If your cycad is looking
sick and you think it's a lost
cause, don't be so quick to
yank it out of the landscape.
Brown leaves can be trimmed
off, even from the top of the
plant, and correcting its prob-
lem will soon produce a flush
of new growth. In extreme
cases all of the foliage can be
trimmed off, and with proper
food and water, the plant
will regrow with a new, inter-
esting look. A species this
ancient, which has been on
earth since before the dino-
saurs, is actually pretty hard


to kill. If you don't want to
fool with it, offer it to some-
one who will.
Next week, I promise,
well get onto a new subject
Questions? Comments?
Opinions? Email me at
kkelley@beachvillage.net


GULF COUNTY

ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP

The Gulf County Annual Spring Cleanup schedules are as fol-
lows:

DISTRICT 1: TO INCLUDE DALKEITH, 5-ACRE FARMS, HON-
EYVILLE AND WEWAHITCHKA TO THE COUNTY LINE
Monday, May 1, 2006 through May 5, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, April 28,
2006.

This is a one time pick-up ----
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
All items must be separated (i.e. white goods, wood products,
yard debris, etc.)
PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf County Public
Works Office at (850) 227-1401.
i.] i i Publish April 27, 2006




American Cancer



Society's Relay for Life



Friday, May 5th

& Saturday, May 6th


Ceremonies will begin at

*6:00 p.m. on Friday

at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe


RELAY
FOR LIFE
For more information call Kim or Rachel at 227-1278


Land packages for sale in Creekwood Subdivision. Interior &
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PUBLIC NOTICE
TOWN HALL MEETING

The St. Joseph Peninsula Beach Advi-
sory Committee will hold a town hall
meeting to update residents and prop-
erty owners within the proposed proj-
ect area (Stumphole to St. Joseph Pen-
insula State Park) of the status of our
beach nourishment project.


WHEN: 3:00 p.m. EASTERN, May 12,
2006

WHERE: St. Joseph Bay Country Club,
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convenience, and first thing
Monday morning into the
warehouse it will go.
The warehouse is a con-
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plenty of security already on
the property. A new sprin-
kler system provides protec-
tion in the event of fire.
] "The (Port St. Joe) mari-
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"We are going to keep your
boat stored in a safe, secure
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boats."
Though the company
will not be providing bait
pr ice, on the property boat
owners will have access
tb hoses to wash out their
boats with freshwater.
' Adding to the conve-
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that the Highland View boat
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and the facility is close
to nearly all boat ramps,
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Beach, along the coast in
the area.
"We feel like we've got
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The concrete platform
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want to situate their recre-
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store their boats at Raffield
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juniors who are interest-
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part of the application pro-
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their behalf.
The event will give


interested students and'
parents an opportunity
to learn more about our
nation's military academies,
requirements for admission.
and the appointment pro-
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open to the public.
Congressman Boyd and
members of his staff will'
be joined by representatives,
from four service academies:
U.S. Military Academy (West
Point), Naval Academy,
Air Force Academy and
Merchant Marine Academy.'
Representatives from the
ROTC units of Florida State .
University and Florida A &
M University will also be in
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Sunshine State One Call Expands Enforcement


Sunshine State One Call
recently expanded its enforce-
ment program to cover 20
counties throughout Florida
in an effort to curb utility
outages due to underground
facility damages, prevent
injuries as a result of these
damages, and ensure compli-
ance with Chapter 556, the
Underground Facility Damage
Prevention and Safety Act.
"SSOCOF's damage pre-
vention efforts are all about
decreasing damages and pro-
tecting underground facilities
that deliver vital services such
as electric and telephone to
Florida's residents on a daily


basis," explains Cheryl Ritter,
SSOCOF damage prevention
manager. "Just think what
could happen if an excava-
tor hit an underground high-
pressure gas line, high-volt-
age electric line or a line car-
rying' 911 calls. And what
about fiber optic cables car-
rying information that could
cost businesses hundreds of
thousands of dollars per sec-
ond when outages occur as a
result of accidental damage."
This is not just a local
problem. Nationwide, busi-
nesses and residents experi-
ence these types of service
outages; and this has Florida


and many other states being
challenged to develop an effec-
tive enforcement program or
run the risk of facing federal
mandates that would increase
fines and penalties issued to
excavators.
Currently, a Florida exca-
vator without a valid locate
ticket for projects involving
digging typically pays only
$250; however, fines can be as
much as $5,000 plus lost reve-
nues from jobsite shut downs.
Shut downs can remain in
effect until the excavator has
called (800) 432-4770 for a
valid locate ticket and waited
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"Having a valid locate
ticket involves a four-step pro-
cess," explains Ritter. "First
you call (800) 432-4770 before
digging. Then you wait two full
business days for the owners
of buried facilities to locate
and mark their lines. When
the owners have either cleared
the area or marked the site,
digging can begin, but those
marks need to stay in place
during the project and that's
the third step. The last thing
excavators need to do is dig
safely, especially if they are
digging within 24 inches of
the locate marks."
"When everyone follows
those four simple steps, acci-
dental damages to buried
facilities can be prevented,"


Department of Health Recognizes Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week April 16 22


The Florida Department
of Health joins county health
departments across the state
and others throughout the
nation, to raise awareness
about the dangers of shaking
a baby.
"Awareness is key to pre-
venting this tragic form of
child abuse. In some cases, it
is an unintentional act dur-
ing a time of frustration and
exhaustion by a caregiver,"
said Secretary of Health M.
Rony Francois, M.D., M.S.P.H.,
Ph.D. "Help us spread the
word that no matter the cir-
cumstances, never, never,
never shake a baby."
Shaken Baby Syndrome
(SBS) Awareness Week is a


way to spread vital informa-
tion to caregivers by focusing
attention on the devastating
results of shaking a baby. It
occurs when someone shakes
a baby, usually less than one
year of age, to the point that it
can cause severe health prob-
lems. Shaking a baby, even
accidentally, could lead to
loss of vision, brain damage,
paralysis, seizures or death.
Shaken Baby Syndrome is
a totally preventable form of
child abuse.
In America, an estimat-
ed 1,200-1,400 children are
shaken to the point that they
need treatment, and approxi-
mately 25% of all SBS victims
die as a result of their inju-


Nitrogen Deficiency Plants to a
som
by Roy Lee Carter fruiting branches. If a plant nitre
County Extension Director is severely affected, its foli-
One key to successful age will become quite sparse, ferti
landscaping in Florida is mak- and of dead wood will appear. a ye
ing sure your soil contains Nitrogen deficient plants grow four
enough nitrogen. Deficiency slowly, if at all, and they are feet
of this element is the most quite susceptible to cold inju- app]
common nutritional problem ry. So, as you can. see, this ferti
affecting woody ornamentals ailment can be quite detri- ed.
'in our state. Almost without mental, threatening a plant's pour
exception, plant growth can very survival. The
be improved by applications Working some organic ent
of nitrogen. matter into the soil will help will-
Nitrogen is needed by hold nitrogen better. However, of ni
woody ornamentals in greater we must point out that organic select
amounts than any other ele- matter alone won't clear up a pour
ment. Nitrogen allows plants nitrogen deficiency. You can't that
to synthesize amino acids the add enough organic material perc
building blocks of protein, to restore proper plant growth, supj
Unfortunately, supplies of this The emphasis is on the word for 1
vital element are very low in "HOLD." Added organic mat-
Florida soils. This is a serious ter merely reduces leaching, gen
problem for anyone trying to by improving the soil's capac- shot
grow plants in our state. ity to retain moisture. able
As I said; the supply of To correct nitrogen defi- color
nitrogen, which is naturally ciency, you'll have to add the about
available to plants, is very element to the soil., There apple
limited. This problem is com- are three ways this can be a
pounded by the fact that any done. You might choose to nitro
nitrogen we add as fertilizer supply nitrogen in a basic gar- cont
is soon leached way by water den fertilizer, such as 8-8-8. Ceni
rapidly draining through our You could use a high nitrogen Exte
sandy Florida soils. Also, if content fertilizer, such as a
your home is located on land
where vegetables 'or to their
crops were grown for years, I
the soil almost certainly lacks
adequate nitrogen.
If you notice a uniform We Treat The Followin
loss of green color from plant In The Privacy & Coinmfoi
leaves, you can suspect nitro- Cold Feet
gen deficiency. This loss
of 'color may vary from pale Heel Pain
yellowish-green in the early Bunions
stages to almost ivory, if the ,
problem is not corrected. In Fungus Toenails
addition to a loss of green Ingrown Toenails
color, a lack of nitrogen will
cause leavesto be thinner and Arthritic Foot Care
smaller than normal, nitrogen
will cause leaves to be thinner 22 9-66
and smaller than normal, and Dr. Burton S. Schule
there will be fewer of them. Dr. Burton S. Schule
Nitrogen deficiency affects 2IWs5
leaves all over a plant, but nf. B
yellowing is worse on the
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ries. Medical costs associated
with initial and long-term care
for shaken children can range
from $300,000 to more than
$1 million.
Florida takes the respon-
sibility of educating the public
about Shaken Baby Syndrome
seriously. SBS prevention pro-
grams have been shown to
raise awareness and provide
critically important informa-
tion to parents, caregivers,
daycare workers, child protec-
tion employees, law enforce-
ment, health care profession-
als and legal representatives.
Through the Department
of Health's Children's Medical
Services (CMS) Division of
Prevention and Intervention


4-8. Or, you might decide
add nitrogen alone, using
aething like ammoniumn
ate.
If you use a basic garden
liber, apply it four times
ear, at the rate of two to
pounds per 100 square
per application. Four
lications of a high nitrogen
lizer also are recommend-
But, use only one or two
nds per 100 square feet.
amount of a single nutri-
fertilizer you should use
depend on the percentage
nitrogen in the material you
ct. For example, half a
nd of ammonium nitrate,
contains 33-and-a-half
;ent useable nitrogen, will
ply enough of the element
100 square feet of soil.
Regardless of the nitro-
source you use, you
uld expect to see notice-
improvement in the green
r of your plants' foliage in
ut one to three weeks after
ying the fertilizer.
For more information on
ogen. deficiency in plans,
act, your local Garden
ter or you Cooperative
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and the Infant, Maternal and
Reproductive Health Unit,
information and materials
are provided to county heath
departments, Child Protection
Teams, Early Steps Programs,
and Healthy Start Coalitions
around the state. The Florida
State Legislature adopted the
Kimberlin West Act of 2002
that mandates all hospitals,
birthing facilities and home
birth providers to distribute
DOH informational brochures
that clearly explain the dan-
gers of shaking infants and
young children to parents.
For more information,
visit the DOH Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us and
select Children's Medical
Services or Infant, Maternal
and Reproductive Health from
the drop down menu.


Ritter concluded.
Established in 2005,
SSOCOF's enforcement pro-
gram uses off-duty Florida Fish
and Wildlife Officers because
they have full authority to
enforce all Florida state laws.
However, any law enforcement
officer can enforce Chapter
556. SSOCOF's officers
patrol 20 counties includ-
ing: Alachua, Bay, Brevard,
Broward, Duval, Franklin,
Gulf, Hernando, Hillsborough,
Lake, Leon, Martin, Okaloosa,
Orange, Pasco, Rinellas,
Seminole, St. Lucie, Volusia
and Wakulla.
While patrolling, officers
conduct courtesy stops to see
if excavators have valid locate
tickets. During these stops,
SSOCOF has an excavator's
undivided attention for edu-
cation. Officers have been
trained to provide basic safety
education on Chapter 556,
stressing those four points.
Excavators who consistently
violate Chapter 556 are issued
citations.
So far, the program has
been extremely successful
with more than 600 cour-
tesy stops. But this increased
enforcement has some excava-
tors crying foul. "It's unfortu-
nate that our efforts to enforce
this safety law are being
viewed as unfair or a form
of harassment," Ritter stated.
"Our main concern is compli-
ance with the existing law to
protect excavators and resi-
dents. Most complaints are
coming from excavators who
were unaware of the law and
are now being asked to stop
work, obtain a locate ticket


and wait two full business
days for utilities to locate and
mark their underground facil-
ities or notify the excavator of
an all clear before beginning
excavation."
With education as the
primary focus, word about
SSOCOF's enforcement efforts
is spreading across the state
and requests for safety educa-
tion classes have increased.
From The Villages alone, more
than 300 construction com-
panies employing 3,000 are
chomping at the bit to learn
more about complying with
Chapter 556.
It should be noted that
many Florida excavators are
calling and digging safely.
Last year, SSOCOF grew to
become the largest one-call
center in the United States,
receiving more than 1.8 mil-
lion requests from excavators
in Florida.
SSOCOF is a one-call
notification center mandated
by Chapter 556 to receive
calls from excavators and
homeowners two full business
days before digging. Based on
that call, SSOCOF produces
a locate ticket which is sent
to facility owners with buried
facilities close to the excava-
tion site.
SSOCOF offers free educa-
tional sessions to professional
excavators and homeowners.
For more information on free
classes and other SSOCOF
services, visit [ http://www.
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body size, not by their age, especially for
contact sports.
Match the child to the sport.
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like or be able to do well.
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How-soon is too soon to start lessons for. children?


Story by BART MILLS
Illustration by NATE WARNEKE
Freedom News Service-


It's 4:10 on a Tuesday after-
noon, and that's go-time for
suburban moms.
Today, Lori Bagley has to
pick up her younger daughter
from her piano lesson. Then she
needs to get her to dance class,
but not before she has picked
up her son and older daughter,
one from basketball, one-from
band. If she's lucky shie might
get someone to eat something
before they head.back out again
for the elder daughter's dance
class and her son's church
meeting.
"Trust me, that's, a slow
day. There are nights when the
front of my van is all I see,"
Bagley said, laughing.
The stay-at-home mother of
three is not alone. If you think
today's kids are busier than
ever, you're right. According
to the National Child Alliance,
three out of four school-age
children now participate in two
or more extracurricular activi-
ties regularly. That's up from
just half in the early 1980s and*
less than a quarter at the start
of the 1960s.
And they're starting ear-
lier. That same survey found,
that close to half of 6-year-olds
participate in some organized
after-school activity including
music lessons, dance and team
sports.
All of which has many par-
ents asking, are we doing too
much too' soon?
The elementary school jock
Lori Bagley's husband, Phil,
was a high-school jock. He let-
tered in football and basketball
in the '80s, even played some
intramural ball in college. But
as much as he'd like to see his
boy follow in his footsteps, he's
not certain he's willing to keep
up.


"It's just what they seem to
expect from these kids now. It's
like'they're training for the pros
at 5. And if you do everything
these other kids do, you'll never
get home," he said. "I don't
remember playing any team
sport until I was at least 9 or
10. Now they're starting at kin-
dergarten."
The Bagleys 9-year-old,
Kyle, has been playing some
form of organized baseball since
he was 5. He's played soccer
for two years and asked to play
little league football, but his
father balked.
"We're sticking with one
sport at a time. Besides,, to be
honest, I don't think football's
something you learn much
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going to get hurt again," he
said.
Like most families, the
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of time in emergency rooms.
A few years ago it was the
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at least eight times with the
three children
Injury is one reason many
parents fear starting too soon.
According to the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission,
more than 3.5 million sports-
related injuries in children
under age 15 were treated, in
the United States in 2003.
Dr. James Nieman sees
his share of those injuries. A
surgeon with the Orthopaedic
Institute of Ohio, he sees a reg-
ular roundup of sports-related
injuries. They include repeti-
tive-use injuries and injuries
to the growth plate, the area of
developing tissues at the end of
the bones in growing children
that is eventually replaced by
solid bone


"We are seeing repetitive use all. children. But that next step
injuries from kids younger and may require some time.
younger," -Nieman said. "The "If they're too young or if they
majority of that is in boys who just don't have the attention
throw. They pitch in baseball span, well you're just wasting
and that's OK, but then they your time," said Don Hurless, a
pitch in two leagues, then go piano teacher in Lima, Ohio.
right to football where they're Hurless has taught hun-
the quarterback. It adds up." dreds of children in his more
Girls are not immune from than 40 years of teaching. Some
injury either. Nieman said he of them started as young age
sees young female athletes with 4, but most have to wait a few
injuries that include stress frac- years before they're ready, he
tures in their feet and backs sair.
from dancing, cheerleading and "I tell parents, if they can
gymnastics. sit at the piano for a half hour
None of which means and I can get 10 minutes of real
Nieman is opposed to kids par- attention out of get 10 minutes of real I
ticipating in sports.'In a day attention out' of them, thenAl
when too many children spend "But I've had 10-year-lds come
when too many children spend have something Hurless said.
their time watching television or ButIve had 10-year-olds come
playing video games, sports can in who can t do that. Then its
be an important part of life. But no fun for anyone.
they need to be played reason- Beyond attention span,
ably and safely. there are some basic skills ua
"Sports aregreat. Supervised child needs before he can start
contact sports, things like wres- music lessons. At the very least
tling, is really OK. It seems they need to be able to count
like'it's really the unsupervised to four and know the alphabet
programs or program where the through 'G.' Since very young
adults don't know what they're children are rarely ready to
doing where we see the trouble," learn to read music, for the
Nieman said. same reason that they are not
Whether it's football, soc- yet ready to learn to read books,
cer or dance, make sure you're some teachers recommend the
child's teacher is certified and Suzuki method, which teach-
responsible. As a parent, make es young children through ear
certain your ,child uses the training. It also emphasizes
proper protective gear for a par- proper physical techniques for
ticular sport. And remember, playing the instrument.
even kids should stretch and Between the ages of .6 and
warm up before participating. 10, most. children can start
It's also important parents piano, recorder or string instru-
listen to their children when ments through more traditional
they are hurt. Some injuries methods. There are'plenty of
aren't sudden, they worsen over piano methods for children who
time. So if you're child com- still have small hands, and the
plains of persistent aching or stringed instruments can be
pain, see a doctor, found in small sizes for chil-
"They're not trying to get dren. If a child this age really
out of work. So if they complain wantstoplay a wind instru-
about pain, usually something's wants to play a wind instru-
wrong," Nieman said. ment, soprano recorder is. the
The next Mozart best choice. By the time a child
Just as many parents hope reaches age 10, they are usu-
to see their children become ally large enough to handle play
great athletes, others hope for most instruments.
the next great musical prodigy. But the most important
And just as pushing a child too key to success in young musi-
hard in sports can lead to inju- cian is sometimes the toughest.
ry, pushing a child into music They have to enjoy what they're
too soon can have its negative doing.
results. "If a kid is doing this and
Music educators agree it's not enjoying himself then he's
never too early to introduce a not going to do well," Hurless
child to music. Singing, dancing said. "They're kids, they've got
and playing simple instruments to dig what they're doing or it's
is a valuable learning tool for not going to work."
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Public


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
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

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
S ip.:.r n irce. eno: ._ crp:ari :r.
a\ r.rt- pr-:r.pnie FCi, .:-fi>:
I.-, -rr, t n E ii'e .i:,:,
..tl. rr.Ea G A '.*'.",,,' *,l, r..:,[ I:ui:r
-r J-ar. J "aj Il.:..T U-m p.:.:'tr. *:1'
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 Apr..j I F -ter.r',:.r. .:.,,
Three Judges Cc: a.r Jdge,
,Fourteenth _iud'.:,J CaL'uj
Groups 3 and 8
School Board Di.tn-:i: l,
2. and 5 County Comms.rmi-ner


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 corner 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 ah area of
0.3 acres more or less. It is
in the SW V/ of SW 1/4 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 90 000' right f6r 285.5
ft; then turn 58 46' right for
.100.00 ft to POB. From this
F":'E rumn 72 28' left from
te rlne last described above
Sir 1-24 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
1l7' 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 of SW % of Sec.32,
T5S, R11W, Overstreet, Gulf
County, Florida.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to this action on Mel
Magidson, Jr., Petitioner's attor-
ney, whose address is 528 Sixth
Street, P.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. Blyd, 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

NOTICE
The Variance Committee will
hold a meeting on Thursday,
April 27, 2006 at 5:00 p.m., in
the Commission Chamber at
City Hall to discuss the follow-
ing requests for variances:
Nathan Peters, 404 Peters
Street, Lots 24 & 26, Block
1015, has requested a five-foot
variance on the westerly prop--
erty line to construct a carport
within five feet of the property
line.
Bonnie M. Carlstrom &
Crystal J. Depuy, 2002 Garrison
Avenue, located on Lot 2, Block
130, have requested two (2) five-
foot variances to site a garage
five feet from both the north-
easterly and the northwesterly
property lines.
All persons are invited to,
attend these meetings. Any
person who decides to appeal
any decision made with respect
to any matter considered at said
meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is. made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. The City
of Port St. Joe, Florida will riot
provide a verbatim record of this
meeting.
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THE .iME.Ri,:AlJS 9 iTH
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nre.ding -pe.,:,.J ,: .m >:.od a.
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Notices


Pendarvis, City Clerk, City
of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. 850/229-8261.
Publish: April 27, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION

BAMA E. GOLDEN

FILE NO.06-19PR
Deceased.
/

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of BAMA E. GOLDEN,
deceased, File Number 06-19PR,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
names' and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate oh whom a copy of this
notice is served within three (3)
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
-decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER"
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is April 27,2006.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070

Personal Representatives:
Judy E. Mallory
716 Union St.
Brunswick,, GA. 31520

_?n', Je- T ,Tail,:.r,
?R B,:,' *l,:5
Naylor, GA. 31641
Publish April 27 & May 4, 2006

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
BID NO. 0506-22


The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida will receive
sealed bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in contracting with Gulf
County to provide for quarter-
ly tire disposal at Five Points
Landfill.
Gulf County will give special
consideration to bidders that
will remove the tires from Five
Points Landfill. The successful
bidder will reflect bid price in
$/ton, fob Five Points Landfill.
Approximately 100 tonfs per year
are available for disposal.
A three year agreement is
desired.
Questions regarding this
bid can be directed to the Gulf
County Solid Waste Dept. 1001
Tenth St., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Phone 850-227-3696,
Fax 850-227-1185.,
Delivery date must be speci-
fied.
Please indicate on the enve-
lope YOUR COMPANY NAME,
that this is a SEALED BID, the
BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's Office
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd, Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456, by 5:00
p.m., E.T., on Friday, May
5, 2006.

Bids will be opened at this
same location on Monday, May
8, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.

The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
received.
BOARD OF COUNTY -
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CARMEN L.
MCLEMORE, CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK

Publish: April 27 & May 4,
2006
Ad #2006-059

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold its regular
meeting on Monday, May 8,
2006, at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at
the Gulf County Public Library,
Library Meeting Room, 110
Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida. All who wish, may
attend and be heard.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made.with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she.
will need a record of the. pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record" includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Publish April 27, 2006 .

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO: 06-157DR

MICHAEL LINTON, Petitioner
and
ELAINE JOYCE BATSON,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: ELAINE JOYCE BATSON,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on


MICHAEL LINTON, whose
address is 243 W. Orange
Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465,
on or before June 7, 2006, and
file the original with the clerk of
this Court at 1000 Cecil Costin
Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed
to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments asn information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated this 21st day of April
2006
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: JASMINE HYSMITH
DEPUTY CLERK
Publish: May 4 through June
8, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE

A special meeting of the
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency (DRA) will be held on
Monday, May 1, 2006, noon,
at the Fire Station. Agenda
items include discussion of job
description of maintenance per-
sonnel and followup on plans
for Dr. Joe Hendrix Memorial
Parking lot. A report from the
April 22 meeting of Friends of
NPSJ relative to possible expan-
sion of the DRA boundaries will
also be shared with the board.
All persons are invited to
attend and participate.
ANYONE WISHING
TO APPEAL AN OFFICIAL
DECISION made on any sub-
ject at a DRA board meeting
must have a verbatim record
- of the meeting that includes
the testimony and evidence on
which the appeal is based. The
DIA does not provide verbatim
records of their meetings.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing special accommodation
to participate in any meeting
should make arrangements for
accommodation no less than
24 hours prior to the meeting
by contacting the DRA offices:
101 Reid Avenue, Suite 101 or
850-229-6899
Publish April 27

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE LOGIC AND ACCURACY.
TEST FOR THE ES&S MIOO
SCANNER AND THE iVOT-
RONIC ADA ACCESSIBLE DRE
TO BE USED IN THE CITY
'OF PORT ST JOE ELECTIONS
WHICH WILL BE HELD MAY
9, 2006 IS SCHEDULED FOR
MONDAY, MAY 8, 2006 AT
10:00 A.M. IN THE OFFICE
OF THE SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS LOCATED AT 401
LONG AVENUE, PORT ST JOE.


THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO
ATTEND.

LINDA GRIFFIN

GULF COUNTY SUPERVISOR
OF ELECTIONS

Publish April 27 & May 4, 2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Hwy 22 Storage Units Wewa
FL. Unit #44 Rena Knowles will
be opened and merchandise
removed May 6. 8:00 a.m. if not
paid in full.
Publish April 27 & May 4, 2006

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


IN RE: ESTATE OF
HAROLD J. HOLLEY
File No.: 06-20PR
Deceased.



NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified
that an Order of Summary
Administration has been entered
in the estate of Harold J. Holley,
deceased, File Number 06-
20PR, by the Circuit Court for
GULF County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 1000 Cecil Costin' Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456; that
the decedent's date of death
was December 16, 2004; that
the total value of the'estate is
$50,000.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom
it has been assigned by such
order is Michael Gene Holley,
P.O. Box 3092, Kenai, Alaska
99611.

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 ncust file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
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 27, 2006.
Attorney for Person Giving
Notice:
Ginger Golson, Esq.
Florida Bar No: 16032
Mel Magidson, Jr. PA
P.O. Box 340
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone: (850) 227-7800

Person Giving Notice:
Michael Gene Holley
P.O. Box 3092
Kenai, Alaska 99611
Publish April 27 & May 4, 2006


Gulf County Board of County Commission Minutes


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

,C.r.G.P. GRANT APPLICATION

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the C.G.I.P. grant
program, stating that the ap-
Splication must be submitted by
.the end of this month (F.D.O.T.
did. not notify the County of
the- application process). He
also stated that the criteria in-
cludes connecting one state
rodd to another state road, help-
ing to alleviate traffic on state
roads, and reported that it is a
-50/50 match this year. Chair-
_man .McLemore inquired about
submitting the Howard Creek
.Road. After further discussion,
County Attorney McFarland
-recommended that the Board
schedule a'Special Meeting for
'Wednesday, January 25th at
'6&30 p.m., E.T. regarding this
matter. Commissioner Williams
motioned to approve this rec-
dmmendation. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
aid it passed unanimously.

A.R.P.C.. APPOINTMENT

Chief Administrator Butler
stated that the Board needs to
'appoint representatives to the
A.R.P.C. Commissioner Williams
motioned to re-appoint Kesley
Colbert. Commissioner Peters
,seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Commis-
,sioner Traylor inquired about
the City Representative appoint-
-hent. CommissionAr Williams
'recommended that they contact
-the City of Wewahitchka and
-the City of Port St. Joe for their
recommendations before mak-
ing the appointment for the City
position,

CONGRESSIONAL
HIEALTHCARE ADVISORY
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

Chief Administrator Butler
recommended that the Board
appoint someone to replace Jim
MlcKnight on the Congressional
'Healthcare Advisory Commit-
tee. Commissioner Williams mo-
tioied to appoint Doug Kent to
this committee., Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

HIGHLAND VIEW SAND PIT

Chief Administrator' Butler
'stated that the Highland View
-Suand Pit roadway is complete,
effective today.

GULF COAST PARKWAY
RESOLUTION

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed adoption of a Gulf
Coast Parkway Resolution to
enhance the County's capabili-
-ties to have the Parkway put.in


place. County Attorney 'McFar-
land read the proposed resolu-
tion by title and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to adopt, the following
resolution. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
t passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-02

A RESOLUTION OF THE
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
SUPPORTING THE PROPOSED
REGIONAL TRANSPORTA-
TION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT
KNOWN AS THE. GULF COAST
PARKWAY. THE PROPOSED
IMPROVEMENT WOULD.
STIMULATE LOCAL AND RE-
GIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH
THROUGH IMPROVED At-
CESS TO REGIONAL FREIGHT
ROUTES, AND THE LINKING
OF ALTERNATIVE MODES OF
TRANSPORTATION; WOULD
ENHANCE THE LOCAL TOUR-
ISM INDUSTRY THROUGH
IMPROVED ACCESS TO THE
BEACHES AND OTHER NATU-
RAL RESOURCES;' WOULD
PROVIDE GREATER SECURITY
TO THE RESIDENTS OF SOUTH
GULF COUNTY BY PROVIDING
AN ALTERNATIVE EVACUATION
ROUTE; AND WOULD PROVIDE
A SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER
DETOUR ROUTE FOR THOSE
OCCASIONS WHEN US 98 IS
CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAF-
FIC.'
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Commission is the organization
responsible for developing and
maintaining the Comprehensive
Plan for Gulf County; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Economic Development Council,
a non-profit organization of lead-
ers from the business, labor and
government sectors, is dedicat-
ed to attracting new businesses,
jobs, and economic activity to
the Gulf County area; and
WHEREAS, the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council has
stated in their Strategic Region-
al Policy, Plan that "the greater
the efficiency of and access to a
transportation system, the more
vital and productive the econo-
my"; and
WHEREAS, Opportunity -
Florida (a regional, non-profit,
economic development partner-
ship that, includes represen-
tatives. of Calhoun, Franklin,
Liberty, Gulf, Gadsden, Jack-
son, Holmes, and Washington
Counties) received a grant from
the State', of Florida to conduct
a Project Development &, En-
vironment (PD&E) Study for a
new link in the regional trans-
portation network, known as the
Gulf Coast Parkway, that would
provide the missing connec-
tion between US 98 in coastal
Gulf County and US 231 in Bay
County; and
WHEREAS, construction of
the proposed new link, would
improve access to regional


,transportation routes and the
interconnection of alternative
transportation modes; would
provide an alternative route
for hurricane evacuation and
quicker access for emergency
and recovery vehicles; and
would provide a shorter detour
to Panama City in the event that
US 98 through the Tyndall Air
Force Base Reservation is closed
to through traffic; and
WHEREAS, construction of
the Gulf Coast Parkway would,
in conjunction with the Gulf
to Bay Highway, remove a sig-
nificant percentage of through
truck traffic from US 98, thereby
improving the safety of motor-
ists,: pedestrians, and bicyclists
on US 98;
SNOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED BY THE GULF
COUNTY COMMISSION THAT:

1. The Gulf County
Commission supports the' Gulf
Coast Parkway project and rec-
ommends that it be included as
a future project within the Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan.

PASSED AND DULY AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County
Commission on this 24th day of
January, 2006.

(End)

ENTERPRISE ZONE

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a letter to the Board
from the Governor's Office re-
garding the re-designation of
the Enterprise Zone for a period
of 10 years (January 1, 2006 -
December 31, 2015). He stated
that this was achieved due to
the hard work of E.D.C. Director
Alan McNair's Office.

E.M.S. BACKUP RATES OF
PAY

On behalf of E.M.S. Direc-
tor McGiffin, Chief Administra-
tor 'Butler discussed that the
County is .short of Paramedics.
and E.M.T.s, therefore it makes
it hard to get people to work
backup during the holidays. He
presented new backup rates of
pay for approval by 'the Board.
Chief Administrator Butler also
discussed a rate of pay increase
for "experience", which would be
$.15 per hour/per year for up
to 12 years for longevity raises
for Paramedics, and $.10 per
hour/per year for up to 12 years
for longevity raises for E.M.T.s.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve these recommenda-
tions. Commissioner Bamnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

COURTHOUSE ROOF PLAN

Chief Administrator Butler
presented proposed drawings
of the Courthouse Roof and Air
Conditioning Plans to the Board


for .their approval.; Commission-
er Traylor inquired as to when
this project would begin. Chief
Administrator Butler 'stated
that if the Board approves these
plans, the Engineering work will
begin, and it will take approxi-
mately 6 Weeks to 2 months
.for the project to be ready to
present for bids. Commission-
er Traylor requested that the
Chairman send a memo to the
Constitutional Officers to inform
them of the status of this proj-
ect. Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to approve the new plans.
-Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.

CLOSING COSTS /.LAND
WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH
DEPARTMENT

Chief Administrator But-
ler requested that Health' De-
partment Administrator Doug
Kent report to the Board on
the land purchase for-the new
Wewahitchka, Health Depart-
ments. Health Department
Administrator Kent appeared
before the Board and requested
that they pay the closing costs
on the land purchased from Mr.
Cleckley (in the approximate
amount of $2,000.00). Com-
missioner Peters motioned to
approve this request, and to
amend the General Fund bud-
get by reducing Reserves to pay
these costs. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and'
it passed unanimously. Com-
missioner Williams requested
that Mr. Kent keep the Board
informed on the construction
progress.

G.S.G. IMPACT FEE STUDY;

Planner Richardson report-
ed that Government Services
Group (G.S.G.) is near comple-
tion of the Impact Fee Study
packet, and recommended that
the Board schedule a workshop
for February 20th to discuss this
matter. Commissioner Williams
inquired about the timeframe"
involved in this process. Plan-
ner Richardson stated that the
Board will review the ordinance
(which will contain all of the
proposed fee amounts) at the
workshop, and he stated that
once the ordinance is adopted, it
will take approximately 45 to 60
days to implement collection of
the Impact Fees. Commissioner
Williams motioned to approve
the recommendation to schedule
a workshop for February 20th at
5:00 p.m., E.T. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

M.S.T.U. INVOICE

County Attorney McFar-
land presented an invoice from
Nabors, Giblon and Nickerson
(for M.S.T.U. materials) in the
amount of $10,764.74, for pay-


ment by the Board. He also
discussed that T.D.C. agreed to
help pay these costs and should
reimburse, the Board. Commis-
sioner Williams motioned to
approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.

EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION
LITIGATION

County Attorney McFar-
land stated that he received
notice, from Bob Kerrigan, an
Attorney in this area who will
be representing, the Family of
Donnie Brake, requesting coop-
eration from the County in his
Sir., es rig.:.-n County Attorney
r.lc Frlar.ld also stated that At-
torney Kerrigan has requested
participation from the County
(use of equipment, employees,
etc.) in a re-creation of the ac-,
cident that he will undertake
this Saturday. Commissioner
Williams inquired if the County
has been named as a Defendant.
in this case, and County Attor-
ney McFarland stated that the
County will not be named as a
Defendant. Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to approve this re-
quest from Attorney Kerrigan to
cooperate with them in this mat-
ter, and Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion for dis-
cussion. Chairman McLemore
stated that he does not want to
make any employees participate
in the re-enactment. Commis-
sioner Williams discussed that
this was very emotional for our
employees, and he will only ap-
prove for it to be on a voluntary
basis. Commissioner Williams
requested that County Attorney
McFarland prepare a document
that states the employees have
been requested to participate,
but it is strictly on a voluntary
basis. After further discussion,
the motion passed unanimously.
Upon inquiry, County Attorney
McFarland stated that this liti-
'gation will involve the Railroad
Company, not the County.

LABOR ATTORNEY DEITZ

County Attorney McFarland
stated that the County's Labor
Employment Attorney, Leonard
Dietz, has recently joined a new
law firm (Rumburger, Kirk and
Caldwell), and he recommended
that the County continue to
utilize his services through the
new firm. Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve this recom-
mendation. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

SOCCER FIELD
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed that he was contacted
by Warren Yeager regarding
the County hauling 150 loads
of sand for the new soccer field,
stating that the City of Port St.
Joe will help pay the fuel costs


(approximately $2,000.00). After
discussion, Commissioner Tray-
. lor motioned to assist them with
this project. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
' it passed unanimously.

BUDGET / AUDIT

Commissioner Traylor, dis-
cussed that during the Budget
process, Commissioner Wil-
liams suggested that the County
hire someone to perform an ex-
tensive audit of County expen-
ditures.. He stated that he has
met with County Auditor Mike
Tucker and he has the capabili-
ties to perform this audit. After
discussion, Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to have County
Auditor Mike Tucker perform
an extensive audit of the County
budget and expenditures. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.



BUDGET AMENDMENT -
STATE ATTORNEY OFFICE
REPAIRS

On behalf of Maintenance
Supervisor Mork Commissioner
Peters discussed an invoice, in
the amount of $2,400.00, for
replacement of carpet in the
State Attorney's Office due to
leaks in the roof. Commissioner
Peters then motioned to amend
the General Fund budget by-
reducing Reserves to pay this
invoice. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

RISH PARK

Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed that he met with Speaker
Bense today regarding his assis-
tance in obtaining beach access
at Rish Park, and he motioned
to submit letters to Congress-
man Boyd and Senator Lawson
requesting their assistance in
obtaining access at Rish Park
for beach access and for a fire
department substation. Com-
missioher Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.

SPRING CLEAN-UP
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed holding District V's
Spring Clean-up on February
20-24, 2006, and requested
that this be advertised. Chair-
marl McLemore requested that
Chief Administrator Butler get
with each Commissioner to set
up a Spring clean-up schedule
for each District, and advertise
all of the areas at the same
time. Commissioner Williams
requested that Chief Adminis-
trator Butler contact the Road
Department and Public Works
Department before scheduling
the clean-up. Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second


by Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved, these requests.

ENVIRONMENTAL & GROWTH
MANAGEMENT CLASS

Commissioner Williams, re-
ported that he'attended the En-
vironmental & Growth Manage-
ment'Class at Lake Okeechobee,
and stated that it was a tremen-
dous learning experience on
long-term planning and envi-
ronmental issues.

BEACON HILL PARK

Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed a complaint he received
regarding trees being cut at Bea-
con Hill Park. He stated that he
has met with County Attorney
McFarland regarding repercus-
sions against the individual who
cut the tress, and reported he
has requested that Tim Nelson
(of the Parks Committee) pre-
pare a re-nourishment plan to
present to the Board. The Board
had no objection.

BUTLER BAY ROAD
ABANDONMENT
Commissioner Williams
..stated that there will be a meet-
ing on Wednesday, January
25th regarding the Butler Bay
Road Abandonment process and
invited everyone to attend.


BEACHES SEWER
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed a meeting with Represen-
tative Bense regarding funding
for the Beaches Sewer System,
stating that $3.8.million could
be received in this session.

WHITE CITY BULKHEAD
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the bulkhead at White
City Park, and stated that he is
working with the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Commission on this is-
sue.

AMERICUS AVENUE DITCH
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that he is working with
the Erigineers regarding possible
solutions to alleviate the prob-
lems with the ditch on Americus
Avenue at St. Joe Beach.

WORK ORDERS
Commissioner Williams re-
quested permission from the
Board to begin implementing
work order proceesses for the
County Departments. Upon dis-
cussion by Commissioner Tray-
lor, he stated that he will work
with County Auditor Mike Tuck-
er to draft the procedures.

UNION BARGAINING -
LITIGATION MEETING

Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that the Board needs to
hold a closed litigation meeting
with the County Attorney to dis-
cuss union issues and collective


bargaining. He requested that
this meeting be scheduled 30
minutes prior to the workshop
to be held on February 20th.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Barnes, second by Commis-
sioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this
request.

COMMUNITY BUDGET ISSUE
REQUEST / HOSPITAL

Commissioner Williams
stated that there will be a meet-
ing on Monday, February 13th
with Congressman Boyd to dis-
. cuss federal funding, and he
motioned that the Board allow
Doug Kent to actively pursue
federal funding for the new hos-
pital on behalf of the County.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
.imously.

GRANT WRITER

Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Traylor, Chief Adminis-
trator Butler.reported that Rosa
Feltrop has. been hired as the
County Grant Writer, with a
start date of February 6th.

INVOICES MEDICAID
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed invoices from the Agency
for Health Care Administration
for Medicaid billings (removed
from the Consent Agenda) ref-
erencing the drastic increase
in. the amount of the Nursing
Home charges in a one month
period. He stated that residency
needs to be i verified to make
sure that we are only paying for
Gulf County residents.

INVOICE GULF PINES
HOSPITAL LITIGATION
Commissioner Williams in-
quired about invoice #42715
from Ausley & McMullen (re-
moved from the Consent Agen-
da), and County Attorney Mc-
Farland stated that this is for
litigation services for the Tax
Collector with Gulf Pines Hospi-
tal for back taxes. He also stat-
ed that this is the same firm that
was previously used regarding
this issue.

INVOICE S.H.I.P. PROGRAM
Commissioner Williams in-
quired about the invoice from
Gulf County C.D.C. (Removed
from the Consent Agenda) for
S.H.I.P. Program expenses, and
Dannie Bolden appeared before
the Board to discuss that this
invoice is for work done outside
of the normal process. He stated
that they hired someone to audit
the files to make sure everything
is in order. Commissioner Wil-
liams then motioned to approve
payment of this invoice, in the
amount of $8,300.00). Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Will be continued ;..


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1120 Public Notices/
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.1140 Happy Ads
1150 Personals
1160 Lost
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1120

The City'of
Mexico Beach
Will be accepting sealed
bids for a 1990 24" fiber-
glass twin-engine out-
board boat and trailer.
The boat is a Sea Ray and
the trailer is aluminum.
Minimum bid that will be
accepted is $12,5.00.00.
Bids must be, received by
9 A.M. May 2, 2006 and
bids' will be opened the
same day at, 10 A.M. The
boat can be viewed at the
City Yard on 22nd Street
from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30
RM. For more' information
call (850) 648-5700.


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2100 Pets
2110 Pets: Free to
Good Home
2120 Pet Supplies
2130 Farm Animals/
Supplies
2140 Pets/Livestock
SWanted


There are specific Flori-
da Statutes applicable'
to the sale of dogs and
cats within the state or
transportated into the
state for' the purpose of
selling.
Please research Flori-
da Statute 828.29 (Dogs
and cats transported or
offered for sale; health
requirements;, consumer
guarantee) before
you offer for sale a cat
or dog.


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3110 Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts
3130 Auctions-
3140 Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160 Business
Equipment
3170 Collectibles
3180 Computers
3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
3210 Free Pass it On
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3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
Equipment
3290 Medical Equipment
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Supplies
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3340 Sporting Goods
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FAITH'S THRIFT HUT
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open Thur. Fri and Sat.
from 10am til 2pm. Golf
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Crafts, Appliances, Lawn
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Also'Church Cook Books
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Utility Meter Services is
looking for temporary
meter change-out field
technicians in the Pt. St.
Joe area. Must have val-
id FL DL, pass pre-em-
ployment drug test and
background check We
will train qualified indi-
viduals. Starting Salary
will be $15/hr. Please
call 407-831-6669 or
send resume to : UMS
@ Asplundh.com
UMS EOE

General
EMPLOYMENT OPPOR-
TUNITY IN SOUTH FLOR-
IDA! Land Based Deep in-
jection well contractor has
the following opening: Ce-'
menting Supervisor. Du-
ties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates and oversees
cementing service line
work at the well site. Pro-
vides the planning neces-
sary for the job by provid-
ing instructions to the crew
and equipment used. Di-
rects the activities of the
crew during the rigging up
an rigging down at a loca-
tion. Coordinates the clean
up, repair, and preparation
of equipment for the next
job. Top pay plus benefits,
vehicle allowance reloqa-
.tion expense.. Fax resume
239-489-4545 or contact
Dan at 239-489-4444.
MUST PASS TEST. PHYSI-
CAL & DRUG TEST. Drug
Free Workplace

General
BAYSIDE
LUMBER &
BUILDING
SUPPLY
Now accepting applica-
tions for the following
positions:
*Millwork Delivery Driv-
er
*Yard/Forklift Operator
Excellent Benfits.
Apply in person to:
Bayside Lumber
516 first St.
Port St. Joe, FL

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


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1-- 4100

FRONT DESK
CLERK
Needed, at the Apalach-
icola River Inn. Please
apply at:123 Water St.,
Apalachicola, FL

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'
Hiring immediately for
the following positions.
Flexible hours, partial
benefits.
SENIOR CENTER
MANAGEMENT Re-
sponsible for activities,
meals, recreation and
programs. Supervisory
experience, record
keeping and inventory
helpful. PSJ
MAINTENANCE
/DELIVERY PERSON
PT Handy person
needed for daily custo-
dial maintenance and
delivery in Port St. Joe.
Must be able to lift
40lbs., have valid FL DL
with good driving rec-
ord. Pickup or cargo
van helpful. PSJ
HOME CARE SERVIC-
ES Caring people
needed to assist home-
bound seniors with light
homemaking, etc. P/T or
F/T. PSJ, Wewa and the
Beaches. *
All must pass criminal
background check and
drug screen. Applica-
tions available at 120 Li-
brary Dr., PSJ or call
229-8466 for informa-
tion.
New Pay Scale

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.corn
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.


AVON
Earn 50%
Now Only $10 for KIT + Free Gift
Call Cheri Maxwell
850-653-2137


4100
Trades
YOUNGQUIST BROTH-
ERS, INC. Excellent Job.
Opportunity in South Flori-
da! Positions Available:
*Drillers *Derricks *Floor
Hands Excellent benefits
package available after 90
days. Fax resume
239-489-4545 or contact
Cliff at 239-489-4444.
MUST PASS PHYSICAL &
DRUG TEST., Drug Free
Workplace

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-
[i G. Costin SR. Blvd
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:
850-927-2322, Ext 158
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
Quality Assurance
Coordinator
Quality Assurance Coordi-
nator is responsible for in-
specting rental properties
to ensure that the. propec-
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


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DO YOU LIVE OR WORK
IN WEWA? Do you need
childcare? Call Misty at
850-639-4919 anytime.
General
PART TIME HELP wanted
with cleaning service, Reli-
able Transportation a must
850-648-5880, Leave Mes.
General I -
RESIDENTIAL'
SALES
You'll work with
h-,':.me:.r,-r, i o inspect ,&
,i, .r,ilt ir,. neer d for servic-
es, and build your busi-
ness in Panama City. We
seek professional driven
closer with sales experji'
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 & cuse
tomer service skills who's
ready to join a Fortune 500
leader. From here, your
potential could take yoL
anywhere.
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Quality Care Is
Our Business
FIELD ,
NURSE/FT RN
Are you looking for a
fresh start; something
new? If so, NHC
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for YOUI Our Port St.
Joe HOMECARE is a
partner friendly
homecare program
seeking a FIELD
NURSE/F/T-RN to pro-
vide skilled care to 9our
homebound patients.
Mileage reimbursed;
benefits. Interested can-
didates may fax their re-
sume, Attn:Gina
Ferland, Adminsitator,
850229-2725, or may
apply locally at 418 Reid
Ave. in Port ST. Joe., Fl.
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General
SECURITY OFFICERS- at
PORT ST.JOE. Class D Se-
curity Guard License req'd.
Excellent pay & benefits.
For info Call Captain
Simmons 850-229-8271
ext. 216
Healthcare
REGISTERED
DIETITIAN
P/T Consultant For LTC
Facility in Port St. Joe,
Exp. needed 32 hrs/mo.,
no eneings/ weekends.
Fax resumes/refs. to
480-835-8860 or email
to:resumes(aS
cinsultingrd.com
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
Only
Apply at:
peoplefirst.myflorida.com
for assistance, contact:
People First 877-562-7287.
Professional
ASSISTANT
PROJECT
MANAGER

St Joe Towns & Resorts
has been recognized as
the nation's premier devel-.
oper of resort and residen-
tial communities. The St
Jde mission is to plan, de-
velop,. build, and operate
master-planned residential
and resort communities,
by offering'real estate ser-
vices to a broad spectrum
of customers. Currently,
St. Joe Towns & Resorts is
seelinrg ,ar Assisianri Proi
ccl Manager :.r ine Pon St
Joe,' area. The APM will
manage all elements of
business 'planning, entitle-
ments, planning, design
and construction of resort
residential communities.
General knowledge 6f
project management, fea-
sibiliry analysis, and cost
bernefi analy s are essen-
tial Mu i nae excellent
communication and
rfiulti-tasking skills. Mini-
rrium -4 /ea5 degree and 5'
yeaS ol c.'nirined ceerin,.
cal irrnrung and related
project rranagemenri evpte-
ren.: required 'Engineer-
Ing or consirucii':r. eouca
1 lor, prelIirrd Basic
*.nowleage o01 Aulo CADD
and MS Project a, plus:
We offer great pay and an
*excellent benefits pack-
age.
Please fax your resume to
- 850-229-7952, email to re-
becca slandige,,'joe corri
S f 'visit c 5rees jr.e corn 10
suCriI an online appl.ca.
.tion & resume
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employment
Drug Screening Required


Weems Hospital
is now hiring
RN's/LPN's/CNA's
Fax resume to
653-2474 or Call
653-8853


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(6joe.com
or visit careers.joe.corr,to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employmeht
Drug Screening Required

Professional
Development
Superintendent

St Joe Towns & Resorts is
currently seeking an expe-
rienced Development Su-
perintendent. Duties shall
include but not be limited:
being responsible for over-
seeing all aspects of site
work construction includ-
ing; overseeing -the con-
struction and adminis-
tering of roadways, utili-
ties,' hardscape, landscape
and irrigation; scheduling,
utility company coordina-
tion, budget compliance,
permit compliance, .punch
lisi compliance and
turn-i'over Position requires
AS in Civil Engineering
T-ch rc logy.'Burding Con-
struction Technology or 5
years of responsible expe-
rience in,..S.ite.WrllW? ..D.eyel-
.pmer, lconsiruuCiion.' im-
pleme ationr'design) Lo in-
clude roadways water,
sewer, drainage, irrigation,
coriduirs, lighting, nard-
scape and landscape This,
position also requires ex-
perience in cosi estimat-
inq, budget Iracking and
worr.irg Knowledge of Mi
crosoh L...:el, Word and
Project. Experience in Au-
toCAD a plus. We offer
.reaw pay and an e).celier,
benefits package.
Please fax your resume to
850-229-7.952, e-mail to re-
Decca siarnige'.'joe corn
or visil careers jo)- com mo
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer Pre-Employment
Drug Screening Required


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NEED BID
on small ceiling drywall job.
Call 229-6387 for more in-
formation.
Healthcare
NURSING
TRAVEL RNs
CALIFORNIA
13-26 Week Assignments
San Francisco, Napa Val-
ley, Los Angeles, San Die-
go, Palm Springs+ sur-
rounding cities.
Excellent Wages/Bene-
fits
Up to $100,000/year
Paid Housing or Subsidy
Med/Dental Ins. & 401 (k)
Completion Bonus
Travel Reimbursement
Immigration Sponsor-
ship
24/7 Mgt Support UNI
Call: (877) 256-7497
Fax (916) 641-0727
Email: ztrefry@unihcr.com
Professional
CAD
DRAFTSPERSON
Bailey Bishop & Lane, Inc.,
located in Port St. Joe, is
looking for an Engineering
CAD Technician & a Sur-
vey CAD Technician, both
with experience in Auto-
CAD. Position offers excel-
lent pay and benefits
Please send resumes to
sallbrItton'bbimall.com
or call 850-227-9449 for
further details
Professional
GRAPHIC
DESIGNER
With experience wanted
for. expanding Advertis-
ing Agency and Publish-
er of third- year,
high-quality magazine
to produce and deliver
award-winning publica-
tion to the Emerald and
Forgotten Coasts. Illus-
trator, Quark, Photo-
shop, Freehand experi-
ence required. Also
looking for a key mem-
ber of the Marketing
team to assist in media
coordination, project
and client management.
Strong PC skills re-
quired. openings are
full-time and require a
strong work ethic. Great
pay, benefits and easy-
going work environ-
ment. Email resumes to:,
careers
@waterfrontmp.com or
fax 850-227-3127 and
call 850-227-3118 to
schedule immediate
; interview.

Professional
PRODUCT
SPECIALIST
for realtor marketing
system. Successful can-
didate will train realtors
to use our proven multi-
me~dia, tpols to increase
their real estate sales,.
Must have strong com-
puler skills. Background
as a realtor assislani
and/ or mortgage loan
processor is a plus. De-
tailed orientated multi-
fasking organizer who
can meel strict deadly
nes under pressure.
Send resume to:
rex@easyads.net
Professional
VETERINARIAN TECHNI-
CIAN needed Immediate-
Ity, Pay DOE. PT/FT Fax
resume to: 850-653-9167
Retail
CASHIER F/T or P/T. ap-
ply in person @ Walker's
DiYie Dandy 2176 Hwy 98
Pt St Joe FL


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 a., ,-oorers.
Clean driving record req.
Top Producers=Top Pay
Incentive Bonus Program.
Prior experience a PLUSI
Call 850-827-8429 or
850-541-3308
Drug & Alcohol Free
Work Place. EOE
Trades
CONCRETE finishers and
labors needed. Transpor-
tation is a must. Call
229-6525 or 653-7352.
Trades
COMMERCIAL
ELECTRICIANS & AP-
PRENTICES Needed
for immediate hire. Proj-
ect at Tyndall AFB,. Fax
resume 850-243-1558 or
email to:
kwestbrook@
henderson
electric.com
Trades
ENTRY LEVEL Position,
with new telecom con-
struction company serving
the St. Joe area. Must. be
hard worker, shovel work
req'd etc. Starting pay is
$8.50/hr. Please call
850-638-0304
Trades
PAINTERS & Exper
SPRAYER Needed. Full
time, long term project, in
Mexico, Beach/Port St Joe
area, pay DOE. Call Jeff
850-258-3478.



General
PAYING TOP DOLLAR
For route drivers. No 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
850-785-9922
Loggerhead Grill
Bartender & Line Cooks'
(Experienced)
Dockside Cafe
Line Cooks
(Experienced)
Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer. Medical, Dental, &
SVision benefits available
Call 850-625-5561
NOW HIRING SERVERS
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person, between 2-4pm.
2904 Hwy 98, Mexico Bch
850-648-5102


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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
6100 Business/
Commercial
6110 Apartments
6120 Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
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Night: 647-3882
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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 3.82) behind Arizona
Chemical. Each space consists
of an office, bath, storage
closet and warehouse with
10' roll up door. Convenient
to all locations,'1/2 mile off
Hwy 98. 1000 sq. ft. each
space. $550 per month. 12
month leases. One monthly
security deposit.
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Home (850) 229-8030
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TWO PRIVATE 2nd floor
offices with shared recep-
tion and kitchen. One 1st
floor private office. Beauti-
ful view overlooking St.
Joe Bay at Simmons Bay-
ou. $350/mthly per office.
Utilities included. First, last
month plus $150 deposit
per unit required: 850-
229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.


- 6120
CAPE SAN BLAS, 3 BR, 3
BA, Ige covered porches.
Watch sunrise over Gulf
and Sunset over 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.



3 BR 2 BA Townhouse
with garage in Gulfaire,
$900mo+sec dep req. Call
647-2570
3 BR, 3 BA at The Village
of Port St. Joe. Corner unit
with wrap-a-round porch.
Fans throughout, washer/
dryer, BBQ 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.


6140
2 BR, 1 BA Home Just
Off Port St' Joe Bay,
CH/A, carport, $800/mo
+ 1. mo. dep. Call
678-517-6001
2 BR, 1 BA HOUSE, High-
landview area,' walk to
beach, $700 mo. 1 year
lease, Call 817-789-3527
.3 BR 2 BA MH with fire-
place, on very large lot,
large screen in porch,
utitlty shed, side by side
refrigerator, gas stove &
dishwasher, located just 2
blocks from the water,
$850/mo. 850-227-5301
3 BR, 1 BA, in St. Joe
Beach, unfurn'd, $700 mo.
354 Pineda St. Call Sally
Childs or Bill Fauth,
Sundance Realty 648-8700
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
$1495/mo or short term
avail. Call 227-1410
GORGEOUS Bay Sunset.
niew on CR-30. 2 br 2.5 ba,
hood iloo:'rs, custom cabi-
ineis, fully furrin'd, screen
porch & open 'deck: 6-9
month lease. $1295 mo.,
firsi last month rent &
s650 security dep due on
signing. No pets. Call
850-229-7799.
HOUSE FOR RENT in St.
Joe Beach, 3 BR, 2 BA,
large yard. Call Gene at
850-830-9342.
HOUSE For Rent, in Port
,St. Joe, 3 br, 2 ba, extra lot
AC & heat, New pa.nt &
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 io schools,
NO PETSI relerences A
MUST. $850/mo. 1st, last,
and sec. required. Call
850-227-7125 or 227-5453


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


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



2910 GARRISON AVE....
3 br, 2 ba, oversized lot,
$225K Call 258-5126 Great
Rental/ First Home/ Owner
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
By Owner, Beacon Hill
1 00'xl107'. 3bd/2ba
$299,900 Call 647-3848 or
527-2787.
FOR SALE By owner,
3br/2ba, 1309 Palm Blvd. 2
blocks from Bay, Owner
motivated, $225,000, 227-
4850 or 227-5907


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 or
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


7130
2 BR 2 BA Brand Newl
Condo, 0.5 mi. to Mex.
Bch, Pool, $250,000 Call
Brian 404-663-0226
INVEST OR BUILD. Lot at
Ocean Plantation in Mexi-
co Beach, V4 mile from
Hwy 98. $250,000. Call Bri-
an at 404-663-0226. -


1 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
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

APPROX
5.18 Acres
Can possibly be divided
into 1/2 acre lots, Over-
street ,area, Sunshine
Farms Subdivision
Call William Wittington
819-2004
ERA Neubauer RE
Established
Neighborhood In
Panama City,
Florida
Convenient location to
Tyndall AFB, Schools,
Mall and Downtown.
Bulk sale of 17. lots with
underground utilities.
$1,360,000
850-819-7083
FOR SALE By Owner, In-
dian Pass Lagoon off of,
C-30, Lot backs up to
State park, cleared with
driveway, city water, ask-
ing $185,000, 762-8123 or
227-4850'
Gorgeous
Residential lot, walking
distance to:
Mexico Beach In
Florida's Beautiful
Panhandle.
Perfect' Ldcqtion with
amazing sunsets, don't
niiss this great opporru.
nity!! $194,900.00
Call Owner Today at
, 407-870-9033
GREAT DEVELOPMENT
Opportunity, 4.68 acres,
located in White Ciry. wth-.,
in one mile 'from' inter-
coastal waterway, $450K,
call Marggle Raffield Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-7525
LAND FOR SALE
3 lots for sale in Chipola
Landing Subdivision, cor-
ner of Douglas Landing
Rd. and SR 381 in
Dalkeith. Lots 5 (.54 ac), 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 bik,
high & dry. Septic, Power,
& water on cleared 75x150
.lot, $170k. 850-647-6349
ST JOE BEACH lot for
sale. Cleared, fenced, &
utilities in place. Covered
parking for boat or RV, 423
Gulf St. $185,000, 647-
2780
St. Joe
WoodLands

Where inland meets the
Gulf of Mexico deep in
Florida Hill Country. It's
"Old Florida" at its best.
Live oaks and long-
leafs, fields and pines,
rivers and bays. Land in
Northwest Florida for
your own farm, ranch or
homestead.
Multiple lifestyle
opportunities.
Only one number to call.
JOE.com I
Keyword: Land
1.866.JOE.LAND
[1.866.563.5263)


rSTJOE*"

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


ZONED III- 1998 Fleet-
wood M.H., 14x60, 2 br, 2
ba, electric, CH&A, ceiling
fans, all appls, extra insu-
lation, storm windows, As-
phalt shingles, $20,500.
764-8095 or 819-2265.


717
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


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




CHRYSLER .'02 Sebring
convertible with tan top.
Champaign color, 54k mi-
les, 100,000 mile transfer-
able no deductible warran-
ty, cd/cassette player, au-
tomatic transmission, new
tires, hot heat, cold a/c,
well maintained, recently
detailed, car fax available.
Call 827-2488 or
770-366,-0515

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




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




CONTRACTOR'S
WAREHOUSE
unit 1250 SF/ office bath-
room 12x12 roll up door,
located at the corner of
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-
erford in Jones Home-
stead. "$650 a month in-
cludes util. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.


1210
1983 31ft .CATLIMBO,
Hard Top, 265hp CAT die-
sel. Auto pilot, radio, GPS,
Loran, fish finder, Eprbe, ,
new bottom paint, outrig-
gers, Lift kept, good condi-
tion, $19,000, 352-629-
5709

AQUA SPORT, 24FT 200
.Yamaha motor, aluminum
torson, axel float on trailer,
aluminum T-Top, down-
riggers, great off shore
boat. $11,900 Call
850-697-4080 or
850-591-5899

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-
mes with galvanized trail-
er. complete with lots of
extras. Humminbird GPS
fish finder, tack & monitor
gauge, trailer guide on &
spare wheel. Boat is 14'3"
w/ 6'6" beam. 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

America'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 Locationl
Location! -1/2 mile from
beach, public boat ramp
Off Hwy 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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Trades & Services


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


* Residential Custom Wood
* Commercial *-Industrial
A & R Fence
rN,&O val Cenwetem we/v
Albert Flechmann FREE Estimates
EIN= 593115646 (850) 647-4047


ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE REPAIR
SERVICE
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work #227-5112 18561


Big Bend Mowing
* Cutting width of 60"
* Mulches up to 8" trees
* Bushhogging
Call for Demonstration
Mark Chitty Hal Walker
850-832-4410 Cell 850-643-9920
850-223-3476 Ph/Fax
Email: markknothead@aol.com


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BRICK PAVERS
& TILE

Driveways, Patios, Pooldecks,
Retaining Walls, Stonework &
Granite Countertops
Office: (850) 229-1980
Cell: (850) 258-4312

Free Estimates
Where top quality and customer
satisfaction meet!
2890 W. Highway 98 Port St. Joe




Cost Cutters

Lawn ServiceP

Cell (906)748-2688N

Office (850)648-5934

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LOCALLY OWNED AND
OPERATED BY MIKE MOCK
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SUAHr I"PETICLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
24 HOUR WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
LICENSED AND INSURED
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL


THE J. LESTER
COMPANY REAL
ESTATE APPRAISAL &
CONSULTING SERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals

JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

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

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


Interior & Exterior Painting
SNew Construction or Residential
.Licensed & Insured .,,,.
- Install Wood Flooring & Ceramic Tile"- '
Mobile Home Repair -.
Call James at 850-510-2493
justin at 850-510-5743




5 STAR
PAINT & COLLISION CENTRE'
MATTHEW SCOGGINS
Owner

(850) 229-STAR


FAX# (850) 227-9898
MV#41279


770 Hwy. 98
Port St. JOe. FL 32456


TLC Lawn Service
~S "Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
We now accept all major credit cards


Free estimates
Weed R...J.d ilp
Trimming, Fertilizing


Established 1991
Sprinkler Systems
Installed & Repaired


Licensed and Insured









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


SYord'er YOU shutter
SNOW!
We Have Time To Install Before

HURRICANE

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Begins June 1, 2006

National Shutters

850-227-9200



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






18057


Circle S Refinishing,
Repair Touchup or Complete Refinishing
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
227-430V ask for Dusty



SUN C, AST
Lawn Er Laddscaping LLC
"When Quality Counts"
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522

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* Screen Rooms

* Aluminum Railing


*Carports

* Florida Rooms


Pool Enclosures

227-3628



K Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405

Do-it-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with

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


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


'WESLEY'S
ELECTRICAL
SERVICES

"Fast, Dependable Service
1 you can rely on for all your
Electrical needs.
Commercial Residential
Service Calls
Licensed, Bonded and Insured
Lic#ER13013246
(850) 639-2750
Cell (850) 814-5627 76


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1850-229-6751 850-227-56666




TOM'S LAWN SERVICE
If we say we will be there, you can count on it!
Serving Mexico Beach, Port St Joe and the Cape
T Tom Bailey
Mexico Beach, FL 32456
Phone: 850-648-1251
.Cell: 850-628-1252


Landscape Design &
Consultation Services

Kay Kelley
Florida Certified
Landscape Designer

850-927-4090
Plan It before you Plant It!





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"Dream House"

a reality
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES,

Co:' o plans by Frank Healy, M.B.A


850-647-8028



CARPET AND UPHOLSTRY
STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
Stain Protection Available


CUSTOM PAVER INSTALLATION
Driveways Patios Walkways
Complete Landscaping and Irrigation
"ha mTe qi, Coto.e Qoad"
Call 227-5357



Landscaping & Irrigation LLC 16544


Tioms's Trim apd D- SAp, Inc.

Commerical & Residential'
Window Film

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Hurricane Filming

Vehicle Tinting & Graphics
Over 20 years'experience
Home 850-653-9614
Cell 727-992-8853


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



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Commercial
Termite & Pest
Control
Termffnitet lmens Restaurant
Motel* Flea Contiolt l condominiums
* H aostold Pit Coril ai Treestmie
* Ral Estate (00) Reptis Constroction Sites
Specializing in Vacoation Rental Properties
[] FAMILY OWNED
[ ] EASANT & PROFESSIONAL

"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do.-ItYoursell Pest Control Products

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