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Fate of Gulf Pines Nears Tipping Point

AHCA Moves to Revoke License; Lender Mulling Options

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Jeopardy! category is med-
ical dramas.
The answer is it's all in the
hands of the lawyers.
The question is what is to
happen with Gulf Pines Hospital?
The fate of the hospital, closed
since the first of the month after its
license was suspended by the
Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA) is likely to
emerge from the muck by the end
of this week.

The former administrator, Liz
Register, who became receiver of
the hospital last week, is working
with a small team of employees to
address deficiencies cited by AHCA
in a series of actions.
Meanwhile the agency, which
first placed a moratorium on elec-
tive admissions on Feb. 22 before
suspending the hospital's license
on March 1, has filed a formal
administrative complaint, which
was the next legal step following
the suspension of the hospital's

The hospital's Medicare
provider number has been pulled,
meaning it can not, should it open
tomorrow, bill under Medicare,
with the federal agency overseeing
such matters citing the deficiencies
in a series of AHCA reports, partic-
ularly allegations pertaining to the
confidentiality of patient records.
But most importantly, by far, is
the decision facing Medical
Capital, the lender who bailed
owner Hubert Steeley out last year
with a $1.7 million loan and subse-
quently put up $350,000 as a bond
as part of the appointment of a

For it will be up to Medical
Capital, and the price tag Register
arrives at for addressing deficien-
cies cited by AHCA, to determine
whether it will sink more money
into the facility, which will be the
proof in the pudding of the hospi-
tal's immediate future.
It is Medical Capital, based out
of California, which holds the
proverbial keys, Register said on
If the lender does not choose to
put more dollars into the hospital,
to address the deficiencies, it seems
certain the hospital's license will be

"I feel strongly (Medical Capital)
will invest more money in Gulf
Pines," Register said. "If we can get
the doors back open and operate
the way we know we can, they can
recoup some of their money.
"But, most of all, we want to go
forward for the community."
Which, like Register, is playing
a waiting game, which Register
indicated should consume, at the
best, the remainder of the week, at
worst the 21 days dating to last
Friday which AHCA has given the
hospital to answer its complaint or
face revocation of the license.
(See Gulf Pines on Page 9A)

Clean Up Of Mill Site Reaches Final Chapters

Dr., Michael White checks equipment at oult Pines hospital last week
after a receiver was appointed to oversee the hospital.

Pate Announces Re-Election Run

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Unfinished business.
That would sum up the cam-
paign platform for Frank Pate as he
announced this week his intention
'to seek another term as Mayor of
the City of Port St. Joe.
From the project to take sewer
to Cape San Bias to a new water
.plant to affordable housing, the
plate is too full right now for the
long-time mayor to give up a seat
he has held for nearly 37 years.
"In my mind I wouldn't be
treating people right if I stepped
away now," Pate said. "To me, this
would definitely be my last time -
but you never
say never."
This will
be Pate's 19th -,
campaign, .
with his record -
to date 17-1.
Pate was
first elected -
mayor in 1966
and served"'
consecutively ,
until 1997. He
was elected
again in 1999
and has been
serving the
city since.
"I just
have always
been a public
servant," Pate
said. "I enjoy helping people. You
don't have to worry about the big
man, he'll always be represented.
"I like to look out for the little
man. I like to treat everybody fair-
The goals for the next two years
are as clear as the water's of St.
Joseph Bay.
The construction of a new
water plant which will tap the
freshwater canal for a surface
source of potable water, with the
potential the facility could be one
regional in scope.
Annexation to broaden the
city's tax base and provide income
to bolster services.
Rehab of sewer lines in Port

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St. Joe and the upgrade of the
sewer plant.
Bridging the gap to the future
in regards to health care and the
precarious state of Gulf Pines
The project to carry sewer
lines to Cape San Blas, adding
customers and beginning to rid the
area around the bay of septic
"We have so much going on
right now it just wouldn't be right
to step aside," Pate said. "We have
$17 million worth of projects going
on in the next year or two."
He noted that the construction
of the water plant and rehab of the
sewer plant
went from
vision to the
b o a r d
through a $12
million deal
with The St.
Joe Co.,
which paid
Upfront for
tap fees for
Beach Phase
II. ,
Mg, live" (T h e
water and
sewer plant
won't cost the
city a dime,"
Pate said.
The cape sewer project will also
not cost the city a dime to con-
struct, but once on line will mean
$6-$8 million in new infrastructure
and nearly 1,000 additional, water
customers for the city.
"I'm more conservative with the
people's money than my own," Pate
Pate has been married 57 years
to Evelyn Pate and the two have
been long-time members of First
Baptist Church.
They have two sons, Wayne,
who with wife Jaefreida, live in Port
St. Joe; and Gary, who with wife
Margaurite, live in California.
Frank and Evelyn Pate have
five grandchildren.

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The patient has a clean bill of
health as far as it goes.
Port St. Joe city commissioners
on Tuesday received an overview of
the mill site remediation work to
date, with the first stage of that
remediation nearing completion in
the next week or so.
Give or take a few sheaves of
paper which will be going back and
forth between Smurfit-Stone
Container and the Florida
Department of Environmental
By next week, said Steve
Hamilton of Smurfit-Stone, the
120-acres or so of the mill site
should be hydra-seeded with grass
to provide cover for the remediated
'The numbers right now, for
someone' to go on site would be
fine," said Karen Shea, the DEP
project manager for the remedia-
tion work. "If they wanted to stay
five years, that'd be fine.
"If they wanted to stay 20
years, we'd have to talk about it."
While the ultimate goal when
the work was initiated under the
state's Brownfields program five
years ago was to bring the site to
"residential" standards, this chap-
ter in the remediation the one
with which Smurfit-Stone, as land

Neighbors Get

By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers
A public meeting of about 75
Franklin County citizens, many of
whom live near the Apalachicola
Municipal Airport, sent county
commissioners a clear message
Monday evening that they like the
airport just the way it is.
A sizeable majority of those
present spoke out against length-
ening of a runway and in opposi-
tion to restricting land use options
to adjacent landowners.
After first estimating about 60
percent were against the runway
expansion, Ted Mosteller, the air-
port advisory committee chairman,
was forced, after a deliberate show
of hands, to revise his.estimate to
closer to 90 percent of the audience
'They agree with the airport
now, but they don't want bigger
planes coming in," said Catherine
Members of the audience
insisted the vote go beyond merely'
opposing the lengthening of the air-
port's predominant runway by
5,100 feet.
A plan for that extension has
been in the works ever since 1995,
when Donnie Wilson and a group of
seafood dealers wanted to fly in
cargo planes to and from a freezer
plant built on site.
The audience insisted the
motion also be against zoning
changes, pertaining to height, noise
and other areas of concern, that
may be drafted in conjunction with
an airport expansion.
No sooner had Mosteller
opened the meeting by detailing the
airport's history, and urging the
audience consider the future of this
"sleeping giant," than he was pep-
pered with questions.
Such as what was the interest
of The St. Joe Company in the air-
port's future? How extensive are

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owner, was charged brought the
site to "commercial" standards.
The difference lies in allowable
concentrations of metals, organic,
PCBs and PAHs, a petroleum-based
The latter two were the pre-
dominant contaminants on the
site, Hamilton rioted during his
Sifting through the technical
jargon in comparing the two levels
of remediation, it could simply be
whittled to this whether or not
you'd want your child to be eating
the dirt in the backyard.

wetlands in the area where the run-
way would extend? How come the
airport's fuel'farm was being moved
50 feet closer to the Gulf Colony
subdivision? And, would residences
alongside an expanded airport be
unable to burn yard waste because

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
A pardon for paint cans every-
where is not what the Gulf County
Public Works Department had in
mind when it declared this
Saturday Amnesty Day for
Hazardous Waste.
From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in
front of the courthouse, gallons of
paint, pesticides and used oil will
be collected as part of the county's
efforts to encourage the environ-
mentally friendly disposal of haz-

The reason for bringing the
site, at this point, only to accepted
levels for commercial use, Hamilton
noted, was two-fold.
"One, the Smurfit group is not
the developer of the site," Hamilton
said, noting that under the joint-
venture agreement with The St. Joe
Co., St. Joe would develop the land.
"Secondly, there is an unan-
swered question of the Port,
Authority," Hamilton adding, allud-
ing to ongoing negotiations, largely
bogged down between lawyers,
between the Port Authority and The
(See City on Page 11 A)

it would interfere with aircraft?
"It would have to be real
smoke," said Mosteller, who
answered questions patiently, with
a smile, until he was sure everyone
had a chance to speak.
(See Airport on Page 8A)

ardous waste.
Joe Danford, director of solid
waste and mosquito control for
Gulf county, called the amnesty
day, now in its eleventh year, "a
chance for people to clean out their
garages and under the sinks."
Hazardous waste is defined as
anything corrosive or toxic with the
potential to catch fire, react, or
explode under certain conditions.
The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency estimates that
(See Amnesty Day on Page 10A)

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Noisy Against Airport Expansion

Gulf County Commission Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. speaks to the air-
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Amnesty Day for Hazardous

Waste Scheduled for Saturday

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Finding Miss Steppie

by Herman Jones
If you've launched your
boat at the City Pier or had
dinner at the Sunset Coastal
Grill, you've probably seen
her and just didn't know it. A
rusty piece of iron that sits in
the shallows, protruding
above the waves except dur-
ing the highest tides. What
you see is not a boiler, but
the two cylinder kerosene
Marine engine of an old
wreck, and her wooden hull

still lies buried and pre-
served under the sand. How
did she end up here, who
owned her, what was her
purpose, and who was her
One of my many inter-
ests is to record as factually
as possible the histories of
our local wrecks before many
of the first-hand witnesses
and accounts disappear, get
lost, or forgotten. Once mis-
written information is print-

Miss Steppie on a winter low tide. (Photo courtesy of Pam

ed, it tends to become
accepted as fact. Over the
years I have told the stories
of the S.S. Florida, S.S.
Vamar, and H.M.S. Empire
Mica in The Beacon. Ships
that were sunk by a hurri-
cane, mysterious circum-
stances and a German U-
boat. This is the story of Miss
In 1904, Terrell Higdon
Stone was the first pioneer,
since old St. Joseph, to settle
in what is now Port St. Joe.
His father, James Bennett
Stone of Iola, had amassed a
large tract of land on St.
Joseph's Bay through the
purchase of tax deeds. Since
the entire bay was surround-
ed by a forest of virgin long
leaf pine, Mr. T.H. Stone and
relative, George Hardy, went
into the turpentine business
(naval stores). Their turpen-
tine still stood on the bay
near the end of 7th street.
There was a slight prob-
lem: since there wasn't a
railroad nor any ships that
stopped in the bay, where
would they sell their turpen-
tine and rosin? Mr. T.H. had


Only known photograph of Miss Steppie unloading barrels of turpentine and rosin at the
ANRR pier, around 1910 or 1911. (H. Jones Collection)

to get his product (Mr. Hardy
had already sold-out to him)
to either Apalachicola, St.
Andrews, or Pensacola. If he
transported it to Apalach or
St. Andrews, he would have
to pay extra freight for it to
be loaded upon the Tarpon to
ship it to the main process-
ing plant in Pensacola. Mr.
Stone decided to bypass the
middlemen and do it himself.
To do this, he would buy his
own boat.
Since boatbuilding had
not yet started on St.
Joseph's Bay (Port St. Joe
was known as Indian Pass
until 1910), Mr. Stone went
to Apalach where they had
(See MISS STEPPIE on Page 16A)
Miss Steppie Rice. She
became the wife of cypress
timber businessman, Richard
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New Mexico Beach City Council Members

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Apparently, it takes a
mere $48 to be mayor of
Mexico Beach.
Much to his surprise,
tinged with perhaps a bit of
disappointment, councilman
Chuck Risinger received no
opposition for the position of
Mayor in Mexico Beach.
A measly $24 will land a
seat on the City Council.
Bob Ginsberg, scheduled
to occupy the Group 5 seat,
expressed genuine concern
for the lack of opposition he
received in his district.
"I believe it demonstrates
a large degree of apathy,"
Ginsberg noted.
Long time resident and
local business owner Al
Cathey will occupy the Group
3 seat, and Curtis A. Dale will
represent Group 2.
The only contested seat,
Group 4, will be determined
by voters on April 19 and
occupied by either Shawna F.
Wood or Gary L Woodham.
Qualifying for the races,
which ended Friday, March 4,
only required a payment of
one percent of the coun-
cilmember's yearly salary -
$4,800 for the mayor and
$2,400 for councilmen.
When the councilmen are
sworn in on June 6, a list of
on-going issues will be await-
ing resolution.
Risinger said Mexico
Beach will "always and forev-
er have the issue of the
"I'm going to bust my
butt to fix the issue of the
canal," Risinger said.
Additionally, Risinger
said in his next two years in
office, he planned to place the
canal on a paying basis
through the imposition of
access and slip rental fees.
Canal maintenance, he said,
is something that has to be
done routinely.

'This is an issue that
needs to be resolved," he said.
"We can't just keep putting a
patch on the problem."
Risinger said in the next
two years, he plans to garner
input from the many civic
organizations to help resolve
a handful of issues facing the
"It will take several solu-
tions, all applied in the same
direction, to solve our prob-
lems," he added.
Risinger also added that
traffic, constantly an issue for
Mexico Beach, particularly in
the summer months, will be
another matter of concern for
the new council.
"[With the construction of
the new bridge] Highway 98 is
going to be a crawl like Front
Beach Road in Panama City
Beach," Risinger said.
Of the new construction
along the beach, Risinger said
he does not have a "terrible
problem" with the growth and
"It was bound to hap-
pen," he lamented.
Cathey, a resident of
Mexico Beach since 1953,
said the influx of growth was
his reason for throwing his
hat back into city govern-
"We thought we had our
own little world down here,
and now we're having to
share it with everybody else,"
Cathey said.
Preservation of the way of
life enjoyed by Mexico Beach
residents for years laid back
and relaxed is one of his dri-
ving forces.
"I don't see growth as
bad," he said. "But, I want to
work to preserve what we
have here on our terms, not
someone else's."
Having been in the family
business for decades, Cathey
said he values the lack of
commercial businesses in
Mexico Beach. The mom-and-

Chuck Risinger, mayor

Curtis Dale, Group 2

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Al Cathey, Group 3

pop establishments that
make up the community, he
said, are the "frontline of who
we are."
"If I can offer anything on
the city council, I want to let
everyone know that our qual-
ity of life is not for sale," he
Two newcomers to city
government, Ginsberg and
Dale, share Risinger and
Cathey's views on issues of
the canal and development.
Ginsberg relocated to the
area permanently in 1998,
when he retired from a career
in the packaging industry,
but he has owned property in
Mexico Beach since 1972.
However, he's not com-
pletely unaccustomed to local
government. Four years ago,
he joined the Planning and
Zoning Board in Mexico
Beach and chaired the board
in last year's revision of the

Bob Ginsberg, Group 5
city's comprehensive plan.
After traveling 150,000
miles a year for 20 years, con-
ducting international busi-
ness and offering his packag-
ing consultation for a variety
of companies, including
Mars, Inc., Seagram's and 3-
M Co., Ginsberg said he woke
up one morning in China and
had to ask his wife where he
"I knew at that point, it
was time for me to retire," he
In talking with
Councilman Risinger about
his vision for the city of
Mexico Beach, Ginsberg said
he shared Risinger's views for
planned growth.
"We need to figure out
how to keep the majority of
people in town happy without
raising the tax base,"
Ginsberg said.
Curtis Dale, originally

from Fitzgerald, Ga., said he
has been fishing the waters
off Mexico Beach with his
father for 25 years. Dale and
his wife, Evelyn, shared an
attraction to the area and
relocated permanently in
After 28 years in the tele-
phone business with GTE,
Dale did a 15-month stint as
chief operating officer for
Abletel Communications
Holding Corporation in West

Palm Beach.
When asked why he
wanted to serve as a council-
man, he said he felt his back-
ground in business and utili-
ties would be an asset to the
Upon being sworn in,
Dale said the council will
face, among other issues,
evaluating what the present
council has accomplished
and look toward cleaning up
any loose ends.

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"Coastal Cruisers" Form Club and Plan First Excursion

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
SWith the warm weather
upon us and miles of water-
ways yet to be explored, a
group of paddling enthusiasts
has gathered to form a kayak-
'ing club.
Though only a handful of
paddlers made the club's first
organizational meeting last
Saturday at Happy Ours
Kayak and Canoe Outpost on
Cape San Blas, owner Debbie
VanVleet said several people,
from Mexico Beach and Gulf
and Franklin counties, had
expressed an interest in
becoming involved in a pad-
dling club.
"Several people could not
make it this morning because
of scheduling conflicts, but
have called to say they were
interested," VanVleet said.
The small turnout did not
deter participants from

immediately setting the ball
in motion.
The "Coastal Cruisers,"
so named until someone has
a catchier suggestion, will
launch on their first group
excursion April 9.
The one-way trip between
Happy Ours and the Stump,
Hole will commence at 1 p.m..
Besides planning their
first trip, the group also
decided to set guidelines for
participation and member-
ship in the club.
First and foremost, all
skill levels are welcome to
participate, and in an effort to
keep costs at a minimum, no
membership dues will be
Don't own your own
kayak? VanVleet said
arrangements may be made
prior to the trip for those who
need to rent a kayak.
"People can rent a kayak

from Happy Ours or any
other outfitter in the area,"
VanVleet insisted.
Paddling, according to
VanVleet, is the fastest grow-
ing water sporfin tr gl un-
try. Coastal Cruisers also
welcomes &iho3 wit' i ; love
for canoeing to'parti'ip .ite. as
The group also discussed
other tentative trips to
explore the area's rivers and
out-of-the-way waterways.
Options for future trips may
include: Lake Wimico, the
Apalachicola River, Econfina,
St. Marks River, Chipola
River and even a trip to
Marianna to discover the
Florida Caverns State Park
Also a member of a pad-
dling club in Tallahassee,
Greg Brengaus discussed his
group's structure and shared
his experiences from past

At their next meeting on
April 9, the group will discuss
its safety guidelines, liability
waiver to be signed by mem-
bers and plans for their next
For any questions about
the organization or interest in
membership, please call
VanVleet at Happy Ours at

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It's About The Plaques

-by Kesley Colbert

by Tim Croft
Star New Editor
One of the first things that strikes
you upon walking through the Sacred
Heart hospital in Sandestin is all the
Yes. the facility is eat-off-the-floor
clean and the outside colors, against a
sun-dappled sky. invite, whether one
happens to be sick or not a continu-
ously open question personally.
And, indeed, the staff seemed
boundlessly upbeat and personable, as
close to a family as such a setting
offers these days.
The fact that where nothing but a
Donut Hole restaurant in the middle of
forest on the way to Fort Walton Beach
stood not too many years ago now is all
hustle and bustle, most of it medically-
oriented, is also remarkable.
But stroll down the halls, check out
the wings earmarked for out-patient
care, emergency care, patient rooms or
diagnostics, and one of the most con-
sistent characteristics are the plaques.
Bronze ones adorning the walls
wing entrances or near the doors of
specific procedure rooms, recognizing
those whose contributions made that
service possible.
And along the wall of the front
entryway, blocks of granite, in varying
sizes, honoring those, who to varying
degrees, made that hospital a reality.
It truly did take a village. It's a les-
son worth remembering in this region.
Now please don't take this as, an
attempt to solve the national health
care crisis, since far bigger brains have
tried and thus far failed.
Since Hillary Clinton tried, to con-
certed controversy, to overhaul the
health care system more than a decade
ago costs have only spiked, in almost
direct proportion to the degree to
which the ranks of the uninsured or
the underinsured have swelled.
Yet there are serious issues which
become more pressing by the day right
here in the coast which health care, to
a significant degree and leaving aside
outstanding family practitioners and
clinics, has forgotten.
Particularly, when it comes to
urgent care, emergency care, whatever
form of semantics in parlay at the time.
In straight talk, the comfort of
knowing an emergency room is around
the corner instead across county lines
when a finger is nearly amputated,
when the chest pains are a bit pro-
nounced, the ability to breath con-
stricted by the minute.
There are real issues in hospital
care in this region, which is about as
insightful a statement as come during
an episode of Survivor.
But the portrait really isn't pretty -
Gulf Pines Hospital is on life support,
its license in jeopardy; Weems Memor-
ial is having its own financial difficul-
ties, in the amount of $1.5 million,
with the county.
The dynamics of rural hospitals
are, for starters, tricky.
The abundance of patients who

appear at rural hospitals without
insurance, who are underinsured, on
Medicare and Medicaid, or who have
chronic illnesses is out of proportion to
most urban hospitals.
That's why Congress in the last
1990's created the "critical access"
hospital program, which allowed cer-
tain sized facilities, keeping patients
only a limited time, was created.
It allowed rural facilities to be reim-
bursed by Medicare and Medicaid at
100 percent of costs, plus 1 percent,
above those to other facilities, a finan-
cial lifeline.
In an aside, that "critical access"
program sunsets at the end of this
year, a critical lobbying point for local
elected and health officials in discus-
sions with state and federal represen-
In any case, these aren't socking-
away-dough-for-the-Bahamas times
for rural hospitals, as folks in Wash-
ington County where a hospital has
been teetering for months as well as
Gulf and Franklin could attest.
This happens at a time when the
demographics of the region, changing
by the minute like the surface waters
of the Gulf, are altering the expecta-
tions for the health care system.
The influx of folks from larger, more
urban areas, the retirees, folks living
six months of the year in the region,
have created certain demands for cer-
tain levels of services which can not be
met under the current dynamics.
Which brings us to the plaques.
For if those plaques inform at all,
they acknowledge that the creation of a
hospital, a state-of-the-art facility on
scale to meet the demand even if the
population has not grown in sync of
not just a county, but, ultimately a
region of the coast, is not possible
without good old fashioned teamwork.
From an entire community.
Government leaders with foresight
and long-range vision.
Businesses and developers who
recognize the critical nature of health
care to a work force already spooked by
spiraling housing and gas prices, the
basic costs of living.
And it will take us, the working
stiffs who provide grease to the wheels
of growth.
A sales tax or village adjustment
might be needed; they might not.
That isn't the issue so much as full
participation by all interested parties .-
which pretty much narrows it to the
entire population.
This, like the efforts on affordable
housing, requires everyone on the field
there are no sidelines.
The bridge to the future of health
care a phrase so bandied about
these days will be constructed by
every one of us.
The equation is really that simple,
the price tag really that comprehensi-
All one has to do is travel over to
Sandestin and look for the plaques.

Leon Taught Me

Not To Be Careless!

I am amazed at some of
the reports that come out of
Iraq. And please under-
stand from the start1 here
that I am not trying to give
you a report on the war
effort. Or push any views. I
don't know enough about
international affairs to
sway anyone's thinking on
the matter---I kinda live
under the "that's your busi-
ness" philosophy. I'm not
trying to make a statement
of any kind. And I am defi-
nitely not making light of
an uncommonly complicat-
ed, and most often, tragic
I'm just thinking out
The news last week
dwelt at length on the fre-
quent occurrences of Amer-
ican soldiers at these bor-
der stations or checkpoints
firing at innocent Iraqis.
The term most of the net-
works like is "friendly fire".
It is not a pleasant term.
And the rest of the world
and a lot of folks here at
home are protesting loud
and long about the fre-
quency of these incidents.
No one will dispute the
seriousness or the heart-
breaking. consequences of
Search individual happening.
It is, however, a well
publicized and documented
war zone. CNN has made
sure that every person on
earth knows this. All these
people---Americans, Ital-
ians, Bulgarians, Russian,
Iraqis and so on---acknowl-
edge that the coalition
forces have posted signs in
Arabic warning civilians "to
keep a distance or risk
deadly force".
It is also a country
where insurgents strike
daily. They fill cars up with
explosives and drive them
through these checkpoints
into the most crowded
places they can find. They
strap C4 or gunpowder or
dynamite or some other
volatile material under
their coats and walk up to
unsuspecting groups and
blow everybody up. If I was
a guard at one of those

checkpoints, I wouldn't be
half watching or sleeping or
playing ring around the
I would be on guard!
If I was an innocent
Iraqi bystander.....I'd heed
every word on those warn-
ing signs
Iqbal Sabban, a police
officer in Baghdad, said
recently, "Soldiers carry
signs asking people to stay
away, but people are some-
times careless."
You think
Leon was five years
older than me. And much
bigger. And meaner. Some
days he woke up in a bad
mood. I could read the
warning signs at breakfast.
He would be eating a little
faster. He wouldn't talk
much. He'd complain, care-
fully out of Daddy's
earshot, that he was tired
of all this work. He didn't
want to chop any more cot-
ton! He didn't want to stack
any more hay! He was
through dating Mary Lou
Phillips forever---I knew
she had left him again.
He'd bend his fork with his
teeth. And he'd glance over
at me like he was looking
for just the right foil to take
his frustrations out on....
Folks, if he went to the
south field to plow, I
cleared fencerows on the
opposite end of the farm! If
he worked in the barn, I
cleaned out the corn cribl If
he took a sack lunch down
.by the creek I ate cold.bis-
cuits on the front porch!
I made double-dog sure
that I never came close to
stepping over some imagi-
nary boundary that would
put me within striking dis-
tance. I wasn't curious
enough to see if he'd beat
up our draft mule when he
couldn't find me. I was not
interested in checking my
own manhood by "testing"
him in anyway. I didn't
need to confer with the
chief of police, the mayor,
the high school principal or
any one else in the commu-
nity. They couldn't save me
if I ventured too close! And
I accepted as gospel all the
signs that I read....I felt no
compelling urge to "check"
to see if I was right.
There is a pretty good
gap that it would behoove
all of us to grasp between
"living on the edge" and

being downright stupid!
Careless is when you
spill soup on your shirt
because you are in a hurry.
Or you round third base
just a little too far, and you
get picked off. Careless is
not the word for getting too
close to Leon when he was
mad....or approaching too
close to an army outfit in a
war zone when you have
been warned to stay away!
I walked Rebecca Lynn
Dalrimple home one Sun-
day right after church. We
were 10 years old that
summer. Leroy Cunning-
ham, who was meaner than
a trapped polecat in knee
deep water on a moonless
night, took high exception
to it. He apparently had
"spoken for" Becky out in
front of the movie theater
the week before. I was on
that clay bank high above
Sugar Creek when I saw
him coming. People, from a
hundred yards out I could
tell he had evil intent in his
He was coming to get
me! I started firing smooth
creek rocks from my sling
shot at about sixty yards. I
was throwing dirt clods and
crab apples as soon as he
got in range. I picked up a
baseball bat size tree limb
and went to swinging as he
moved in closer. If I'd had
some ball bearings or a
bowling pin or the kitchen
sink I would have been
heaving them at him tool I
figured I'd better shoot first
and ask questions later.
Self preservation is a
great motivator
Don't tell me if our
troops weren't in Iraq, we
wouldn't have the problem.
That is a moot point now.
That's like saying if I'd been
born into another family I
wouldn't have had to keep
away from Leon! Or if
Becky Lynn had been a lit-
tle more homely, maybe
Leroy would have laughed
off our Sunday stroll
I certainly understand
the consequences are far
more serious in
Iraq....which is all the more
reason for everyone in that
region to be on guard, to
heed all the warning signs
and for goodness sakes---
don't get "careless"!

We Had to Bid Smudgie Farewell and It's Just Not the Same

OUR HOME WAS visited
by that ole scourge, death,
last Thursday night and it
left both Frenchie and I suf-
fering from the untimely
death of our little dog.
Smudgie is dead!
I'm writing this piece.
this week because there are
so many of you who knew
Smudgie, personally.
Smudgie spent every
day at The Star for the first
four years of her life and at
least half the community
stopped by to pet Smudgie
and let their kids play with
her, quite regularly.
A former elementary
school principal, Gerald
Lewter, once had a small
poodle about Smudgie's
size, who got run over a
short while before, and he
used to come by every few
days, just to visit with
Smudgie and rub her stom-
ach, which she dearly loved.
Smudgie was 10 years
old, going on 11 when she
She didn't suffer much.
She was right there begging


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me for pieces of bacon when she died.
I sat down to eat breakfast
Thursday morning. LITTLE BIT MUST have
She stayed on the bed known Smudgie was dying
while Frenchie and I went because she spent the night
for my "mbst of the day" with me in my bed. She
dialysis treatment session. never sleeps the entire night
She begged a little more with me but sleeps with
food when I ate supper and Smudgie on Frenchie's bed.
growled with Little Bit over Little Bit has sniffed all
her favorite spot on the around the house, looking
couch Thursday evening, for Smudgie ever since she
just like normal, died; and Frenchie and I
S But, about 11:00 p,m., have, too.
she couldn't jump up on the Smudgie never bit any-
bed. Frenchie got up to see one. She was a good, even-
about her and she was lay- tempered little dog, who
ing on the rug, panting. played with all our grand-
Frenchie took her to the children from the day they'
couch and held her. She just were born, She was always
got up every once in a while very gentle with them, no
to get a drink of water and matter how rough they may
promptly.throw it up. have treated her.
Finally, about 3:00 a.m.,

would come into the office to
shop, and would pick up
Smudgie and carry her like-
a baby, all the while she
The last period of time I
was able to walk fairly well,
Smudgie would come into
the bedroom each morning
and patiently wait for me to
get dressed. Then she would
jump about expectantly,
waiting for me to go outside
and get the paper.
She would go out with
me and accompany me to
the paper box and back.
Etery morning, without fail.
She never messed up
the house. She always let
me or Frenchie know when
she had to go out and she
always came right back and

waited patiently at the door,
until we let her inside.

SHE WAS AN indoors
dog. She had her place to
rest her eyes on the couch
and we could always find
her there.
Frenchie would call me
to the table with something
like, "come on," "it's ready!'
or "are you ready?" and
Smudgie, who was fast
asleep on the couch, would
beat me to the table!
She was a smart dog.
She could almost hold a
conversation with us.
We didn't spend any
time in trying to train her,
but she knew when we were
planning to go anywhere,
and she would prance
about, asking to go with us.
She knew when we were
going to church and would-
n't try to go with us. She'd
just go lay down on the bed
and wait for us to get back

other poodles over the years,

but never a toy poodle.
None, however, caused
such a hole in our hearts
when they died.
This particular toy poo-
dle was just like one of our
children, and a lot better
We brought Smudgie
home when she was just a
little pup. She was given to
us by our brother-in-law,
who had four of them at the
She was born in
Milledgeville in a family that
bred them for' sale. She
never cried or whined the
first few nights we had her,
but, from the first night, she
acted like she had found a
home with us.
We made sure she had.
It isn't with dry eyes
that I write this piece,this
week, but with heavy heart.
It seems strange to me
to come home and not be
greeted at the door by
Smudgie. Of course, I still
have Little Bit to jump up
and down when I come
home, but it's not the same!

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Russian Biplane Lands in Port St. Joe

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Douglas Fulton
touched down in his Russian
biplane onto the grass land-
ing strip at Costin Airport, he
Swas greeted with a bottle of
'wine, a sack of tangerines
and a fair amount of ques-
tions from Port St. Joe
Fulton, who on Tuesday
morning was still sorting
through dinner and accom-
modation offers by strangers
he'd met the night before,

said the interest of curious
onlookers are all part of own-
ing the An-2, the world's
largest biplane currently in
S "It's an airplane that
makes people smile," said
Fulton. 'They walk up to it
and say wow."
And some of them punc-
tuate that wow with the gift
of tangerines.
A construction worker
from Valdez, Alaska, Fulton
has been flying since 1975.
Several years ago, he decided

he wanted an airplane he
could live in, and when he
spotted an An-2 plane at a
Lakeland Sun 'n Fun air-
show, he was hooked.
Designed by Oleg
Antonov in Kiev, Ukraine, in
the former U.S.S.R., the An-
2 made its first flight in
August of 1947.
At least 22,000 An-2s
have been built in Russia,
Poland, China and North
Korea, and the planes have
been in continuous produc-
tion since 1947.

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"You never saw them
over here because of the Cold
War," Fulton noted.
The model is still in oper-
ation in many parts of the
world. Some of its varied
uses are as commuter air-
lines, freight haulers and
military utility transports.
Fulton's plane, N87AN,
was built in Poland in 1987.
It was owned by Lithuanian
Airlines until August 1994,
its logo still prominently dis-
played on the side, near the
blue rendering of the state of
Alaska, a personal touch
added by Fulton.
The 10-peissenger com-
muter plane boasts a 60 foot
wingspan, a length of 40 feet
and is 15-and-a-half feet tall.
It has a 1,000 horsepower
engine, a ma_-imum gross
takeoff weight of 12,125
pounds, and, according to
Fulton, possesses "rock solid
instruments and a real accu-
rate fuel gauge."
I Since purchasing the
plane in 2001, Fulton has
flown all over, recently
returning from a year in
Central America, and mak-
ing the trip to Port St. Joe
with his son, Trevor, whom
he hooked up with in
Houston, Tx.
"I came to hang out with
him for a couple weeks," said
Trevor, still waking up after
spending Monday night on
one of the plane's two fold
out beds.
When local pilot Jon
Hooper arrived to take a look
at the An-2, he was over-
whelmed by what he saw in
the cockpit.
"Those instruments in
there look like they're from
World War L," he said, adding
that the instruments on his
1973 plane look state-of-the
-art by comparison.,
Did the Russians have a
lot of instruments left over
after World War II, asked
No; answered Fu~lton, the
Russians simply "came up
with a good thing and stuck
.with it."
For now, Fulton is ~taking
a cue from his plane's
Russian designers, sticking
Tjith his An-2 for, the
moment., while threatening
to one day buy something
smaller, like a helicopter.
If weather permits,
Fulton and his son will take

Trevor and Douglas Fulton stand next to their An-2 biplane.

off some time soon on what
they've christened their
"Winnebago with wings,"
landing in yet another air-
field and cycling into town on
the single-speed bikes
stowed away in their air-
If they decide they'd like
to eat a few oysters before

they go, they can always take
Hooper up on his invitation
to join fiim at the nearby raw
bar, where he will no doubt
quiz them further on the
plane that recently made a
splashy entrance in this
coastal town.

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Engineers are also wait-
ing on a final review from
Minchew before going out for
bids on the rehabilitation'of
lift stations Nos. 7 and 9.
The cost of that rehab is
estimated at about
0 Commissioners
approved spending :$3;000
on a new blower for the
sewer plant. A blowe'r,',.pr;
mixer, recently went- out.! .
Commissioners also
approved the $2,800 pur-
chase of a new pump for lift
station No. 5.

by- im Croft
Star News Editor
.The Wewahitchka City
Commission made it official
'during its regular bi-monthly
meeting on Monday.
'Gwen Exley is the new
cityr clerk.
Exley, who was raised in
Wewahitchka before moving
away for family reasons, will
return to assume the post
currently h!Pld by, Jer-ri
Diitonj -,)o-jw-i retireji,4t the
end oi &h month.
City officials interviewed
14 candidates before decid-
ing on Exley.
"Mhe types of things we

do she had the most experi-
ence for those things," said
city manager Don Alinchew.
In other business' during
Monday's meeting:
reble Rish provided an
overview of projects the com-
pany is currently worliing on
for the city.
The road survey work for
running sewer to Red Bull
and Red Bull Island has been
completed and the design
vorkKhas' been initiated.
Design should take sev-
eral months.
The engineers have sub-
mitted the city's 20-year con-
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Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club Honors Its Longest Standing Member

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In his office tucked away
in a back room of Hannon
Insurance, Frank Hannon
located on photo-lined
shelves the plaque presented
to him last month by the Port
St. Joe Kiwanis Club.
Reading the engraving
on the Distinguished Service
Award, which paid tribute to
his many years of notewor-
thy service to the club and
the Port St. Joe community,
Hannon began to chuckle.
"They gave me this
because I'm an old man,"
Hannon said. "The oldest
man in the club."
Joining the Kiwanis Club
in 1943, shortly after its

founding, Hannon has
served as president, secre-
tary "every office that you
can have" in the club devot-
ed to serving the Port St. Joe
Over the years, Hannon
has been involved in count-
less Kiwanis fundraisers,
pancake breakfasts, barbe-
'cues and golf tournaments,
and at the age of 87, still
reports dutifully to weekly
Kiwanis Club meetings.
He also still shows up at
the office, even though he
officially retired from the
insurance business 20 years
ago, leaving Hannon
Insurance in the capable
hands of his son-in-law Roy
Smith and grandson, Andy,

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the child of his first daugh-
ter, Fran.
"They let me have an
office back here," said
Hannon, his mail piled high
on his desk.
Hannon founded the
insurance business in 1943,
the year he married his wife,
Dorothy. Dorothy's father,
Otto Anderson, acquired the
business while operating a
Ford dealership; and had
intended for his daughter to
take over its management.
When- Hannon pur-
chased the business from his
father-in-law, he became
partners in the enterprise
with his new wife. The couple
named the business Frank
and Dot's Insurance Agency,
changing it three or four
years later to Hannon
Coming to Port St. Joe
from Woodville with dual
degrees in Social Studies and
Math, Hannon taught physi-
cal education and coached at
the high school, conducting
his insurance business on
the side in the early morning
hours before school.
A few years earlier,
Hannon had more extensive
duties as an educator, teach-
ing first and second year
algebra, world history, U.S.
history and eighth grade
math and coaching the base-
ball, basketball and football
teams for the wage of $110 a
As a young man,

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Smith, wife, Dorothy Hannon, daughter, Fran Smith, and son-in-law, Roy Smith, accepts the
Distinguished Service Award from the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club.

Hannon excelled at sports.
He lettered in baseball, bas-
ketball and football while a
junior and senior at Leon
High School, and was also on
the boxing team at the
University of Florida.
He was drawn to boxing,
he said, as a child growing
up with six brothers. He was
recruited for the university's
boxing team by the head
coach, who saw in the young
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At the University of
Florida, Hannon went on to
be ranked first in.his weight
class in boxing.
As a football coach,
Hannon won the, state cham-
pionship with his 1941 6-
man football team. His team
earned the title after winning
18 of the first 19 games
Hannon ever coached.
"When they graduated, I
found out it wasn't the
coach, it was the boys,"
laughed Hannon of the six
young champions. "It was a
good bunch of athletes I just
walked into."
Hannon later gave up
coaching to become a full
time insurance man and his
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can with fundraising."
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shooting an 82 on the golf
course on his 87th birthday,
is happy to still be a part of
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Food to Close Doors

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A familiar downtown
haunt for the health con-
scious will soon close its
Nature's Perfect Food on
Williams Avenue will begin
the wind down this week,
when it begins a going-out-
of-business sale on
Folks will find an assort-
ment of selected foods, sup-
plements, vitamins, nutri-
tional books and equipment.
at prices 25-75 percent off
"We have a loyal cus-
tomer group," said owner
Mike Grabarek.
It was those customers,
Grabarek added, which kept
the store open as long as it
About 18 months ago,
Grabarek purchased the
store, which had already
been open about the same
length of time, for his wife.
He has for several
months been trying to sell
the store and received, he
said, one solid offer.
However, it came from
an individual his gut told
him would not do well by the
store, the business or the

"I told them no, I wasn't
going to do it," Grabarek
The business, though
intended for his wife, grew on
him, Grabarek said.
He became enmeshed in
research about health foods,
vitamins and supplements.
The store, Grabarek said,
changed his lifestyle.
"Once you get hooked on
health food, there is no turn-
ing back," Grabarek said.
'This was a great way to
meet people in the communi-
ty and it really opened my
eyes to health food."
After weeks of agonizing,
he finally decided to close up
"I hate to do this,"
Grabarek said. "I think this
is a great service to the com-
'The customers in the
community is what kept me
going on and on."
While the going-out-of-
business sale is bittersweet
for Grabarek, it is an oppor-
tunity for those pondering
the benefits of health food.
"Anybody thinking about
getting into health food, we
will have good prices,"
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Those who were members of
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Gulf Coast Electric
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The decision to make a
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of Trustees and is based on
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purchases instead of borrow-
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low as possible during the
time period before they are

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By the end of the two-
hour meeting, the airport
committee was left with an
unmistakable, if not indeli-
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citizens felt.
"If it (the airport) is self-
supporting, fine," said Bobby
Miller. "But if it's going to be
a big drain on the county
budget, I say stop this miad-
ness right now.
"Some people just don't
like it," he said. "That it looks
like a place for the big boys'
Tommy Luster, a local
real estate agent, estimated
airport growth would lead to
a 10 to 27 percent decrease
in the value of property,
around the airport.
"It won't degrade the
value of the prison," quipped
Jimmy' Stokes, referring to
the work camp, which was
placed years ago on a portion
of what originally was a
1,200-acre airport parcel.
The Ward family, in con-
junction with other real

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estate investors, has bought
about 1,400 acres of land
adjacent to the airport, land
Mosteller said the county
first had its sights set on.
"It was sold out from
under us," he said, explain-
ing The St. Joe Company
believed it owned this
acreage west of the airport
before discovering it was
conveyed years ago to the
Quinn family.
Luster asked what the
county had in mind to cover
the cost of a runway exten-
sion project estimated six
years ago at $7.2 million and
now likely two to three times
that much.
"Is the county going to be
buying the property at this
(going) rate: and what's it
going to be two years from
now?" he asked. "That's
going to be a real expensive
Bill Ruic, who as fixed
base operator runs the air-
port facility, pleaded with the
audience to consider the
financial benefits of the air-
port to restaurants, hotels
and shops.
He recounted informal
conversations he has had
with corporate executives
from UPS and FedEx who
were flying through
Apalachicola, who told him
their companies were looking
for a distribution site that
would enable them to serve
Central and South America.
Also, Ruic said, the L-3
company wants to field test
its satellite data link system
on the unmanned Predator
aircraft on flights between
Blountstown and
He said these and other
companies, such as boat-
builders and aviation suppli-
ers, have an interest in relo-
cating at the airport's new
commercial park, but find it
difficult to find affordable
housing for the skilled tech-
nicians required to come in
and staff the operations.
He said unskilled labor
servicing these companies
would start at $12 an hour.

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"If they don't want the
longer runway, fine. Maybe
we can make it work with a
smaller runway," said Ruic.
Bobby Varnes countered
that these expectations of
jobs have not always borne
"I ain't seen no jobs yet
in the last 20 years," he said.
Al Shuler, who worked
on several airport-related
matters during the years he
served as county attorney,
said Mosteller has been
wrongly claiming the federal
government gave the airport
lands to the county after
using them for a gunnery
school in preparation for
World War II air combat.
S "The county has always
owned the land. The govern-
ment deed don't amount to
nothing. It would have
expired six months after the
war anyway," said Shuler. "I
want you to quit telling peo-
ple the government gave the
land to the county. That's
Prior to the vote, Gulf
County Commission
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
spoke in front of the meeting
of the history of Gulf
County's airport committee,
which was formed nine
months ago to work closely
with Franklin County's air-
port advisory committee.
"Yes, .Apalachicola
Airport is a special interest to
Gulf County and Franklin
County," he said. 'This is
your airport. You are the
leaders. We would not take a
role of telling you what to do
with your airport. Whether
it's Gulf County or Franklin
County, it's up to the people
in this county."
Peters' remarks drew a
polite but at times combative
response from some in the
"Let St. Joe build them a
new airport in Port St. Joe,"
shouted one man.
"Leave ours alone and let
them build a new one,"
hollered another.


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Labrador Rescue of Florida Provides Loving Homes for a Lovely Breed

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Jessica Summers has
been in and out of foster
homes, checking and
rechecking that her one-time
charges have been placed in
the care of happy families.
She is part adoption
agent, part social worker,
and entirely devoted to
ensuring that Labrador
Retrievers throughout
Florida have a place to call
A Port St. Joe native,
Summers is the District 1
coordinator for Labrador
Retriever Rescue of Florida, a
non-profit organization dedi-
cated to placing purebred

Labrador Retrievers in per-
manent homes.
The organization pro-
vides foster and veterinary
care within its adoption pro-
gram, and works closely with
local Humane Societies and
animal shelters to select
potentially adoptable pets.
Through the efforts of a
volunteer coalition of
Labrador lovers, the organi-
zation has rescued over
1,000 dogs since its founding
in 2000.
A volunteer with the
organization since January,
Summers makes no secret of
her preference for Labradors.
"Labradors are the most
people-loving breed there is,"

Bode, a chocolate Labrador, is currently being fostered by a
woman in Panama City. He is four years old, knows six or seven
commands and is excellent with babies and other animals.




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ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
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said Summers. "They love
you and want to make you
happy more than any other
In her work with the
organization, Summers has
tirelessly traced the commu-
nities west of Tallahassee in
her attempts to match
Labradors to suitable foster
and adoptive parents.
Summers' first task is to
conduct behavior analyses
on Labradors currently in
pounds or Humane
Summers looks for pure-
bred Labradors who do not
exhibit any anti-social or
aggressive traits. She begins
with a hand-shy test and
observes whether or not the
dog shrinks back from
human contact.
'Timid dogs can be bit-
ters," explained Summers,
who looks for friendly, well-
behaved dogs.
If Summers finds a can-
didate suitable for adoption,
she removes the dog from the
care of the pound or shelter
and takes the animal
straight to a veterinarian,
who administers all appro-
priate shots and vaccina-
tions, and ensures that the
dog is spayed or neutered.
When the Labrador is
given a clean bill of health, it
is ready to be placed in foster
A unique program that
tailors an animal's disposi-
tion to its new living situa-
tion, foster care matches
dogs to pre-screened foster
When Summers visits a
potential foster home, she
makes sure the family is
capable of caring for an ani-
mal and determines whether
the adoptive parents are a
right fit.
On average, a Labrador
stays in a foster home for two
months before it is adopted.
If a dog has not been adopt-
ed in two months, the foster
parent may request to have
the dog placed in another

Gulf Pines

"We have to know, some-
thing this week," Register
said, alluding to Medical
Capital's decision. "We
should know definitively by
the end of the week."
The administrative com-
plaint to revoke the hospi-
tal's license revisits a range
of issues which had already
been detailed in a survey for
the hospital's application for
"critical access" designation
and subsequent moratorium
on admissions and license
Those deficiencies range
from violations of how
patient records were handled
by Steeley and former
administrator Susan Blevins
to financial viability to signif-
icant infrastructure prob-
lems, which loop back to
financial backbone.
While not unexpected,
Register said the formal com-
plaint, "does put a sense of
urgency on everything."
Register and a team have
been in the hospital since
last week attempting to
determine what must be
addressed and what the
price tag for Medical Capital
would be.
"We have a lot of work to
do to address the deficien-
cies," Register said. "We are
trying to finalize the num-
bers with Medical Capital."
Dr. Michael White, who
had served as emergency
room and medical director
while the hospital was being
managed by Register and
Rainmaker Financial, has
agreed to return to the hos-
pital if Medical Capital
chooses to invest more
money in the facility.
"If they come up with the
money, I'm staying," White
The original correction
plan submitted by Steeley
and Blevins in response to
an AHCA survey was rejected
by the agency, so Register is
essentially starting over.
She indicated that attor-
neys representing Medical
Capital are seeking a meet-
ing with agency attorneys
later this week.

One option the hospital
has is to attempt to formally
address the problems with
the agency directly.
Register added that if the
hospital is successful in
dealing with the AHCA cita-
tions, the federal agency that
deals with licensing for
Medicare had indicated Gulf
Pines can re-apply to be a
While collective breaths
are being held at the hospi-
tal, the county continues to
move forward with plans to

According to Summers,
most foster parents do not
end up adopting the animal.
"They realize the impor-
tance of keeping their home
open for more dogs," noted
Summers, who in her initial
visit to the foster home asks
potential foster parents if
they would be willing to give
up the dog when the time
Summers describes the
benefits of becoming a foster
parent as "having the plea-
sure of saving an animal
from being euthanised and
getting a dog that you don't
have to keep."
The organization also
handles all veterinary bills
while a dog is in foster care.
After spending months
with a rescued Labrador, fos-
ter parents have the privilege
of being allowed the final say
in the dog's adoption.
When Summers finds a
family interested in adopting
a Labrador currently in fos-
ter care, she makes a home
visit, accompanied by the
dog and the dog's foster par-
Summers called the
evaluation of an adoptive
family "a little invasive," but
noted that the procedure is
conducted with the animal's
best interests in mind.
"We want to make sure
this match is forever," said
Summers, who noted that
adoptive parents can expect
a 15-20 year commitment in
caring for a dog.
As part of the adoption
program, Summers revisits
adoptive homes for 6-month
checkups to ensure that the
Labradors' owners are not in
violation of the terms of the
Rescue's contract, which
provide for the continued
care and well-being of the
Summers, who lives in
Panama City, has placed fly-
ers in veterinary offices
throughout Gulf County and
is hoping to hear a response

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open an "urgent" care clinic,
acknowledged by all parties
as a less-than-ideal solution.
"If (AHCA) revokes the
license, the need remains out
there," said Doug Kent, exec-
utive director of the county
Health Department, where
such an "urgent" care clinic
would operate.
"I want to solve the hos-
pital problem."
The county Health Care
Committee will meet with
representatives of Sacred
Heart this week as the sides
work toward a memorandum
of understanding (MOU)
mapping out responsibilities
for bringing a new hospital to
the county, possibly as soon
as late summer of 2007.

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from volunteers, donors, and
potential foster and adoptive
parents in the area.
A month ago, Summers
revisited her home town to
rescue a male Labrador
named Jim who'd spent a
month in the care of the St.
Joseph Humane Society.
Transported by what
Summers called "an under-
ground railroad" of support-
ers, Jim was transported
from Chipley to Jacksonville
to Orlando to St. Petersburg,
where he has found "a happy
ending" with a loving adop-,
tive family.
Describing the organiza-

tion's mission, Summers
points to the words on the
flyers that are currently cir-
culating in Gulf County:
"Adopt, Volunteer, Donate."
'That really covers it,"
said Summers.
"We just really want to
save this amazing breed,"
Summers added, echoing the
noble motto of the Labrador
Rescue: "Saving Labradors
throughout Florida one dog
at a time."
For more information on
Labrador Retriever Rescue of
Florida, visit the organiza-
tion's website: http://www.

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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
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School is open for business.
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that the playground, not yet
officially named, is not
meant exclusively for kids in
her class.
"We want this to be a
fully inclusive playground for
typically developing children
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With an official dedica-
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already been utilizing the
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little over two weeks ago.
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Ellmer and her staff in the
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elementary school students.
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only allow everyone to begin
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According to Ellmer, one
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encourage other students to
see ESE kids as kids first.
"We want people to rec-
ognize their capabilities
instead of their disabilities,"
she added.
Educating normally
developing children about
disabilities will be a major
part of the orientation. In the
past, Ellmer said she had
kids who would ask if dis-
abilities were contagious.
Ellmer said the orienta-
tion, in conjunction with
Autism Awareness IMonth in
April, will consist of age-
appropriate interaction
including explanations about
the special design of the
playground equipment.
From the five-point har-
ness swing to the buddy slide
and the special tables
designed to allow wheel-
chair-bound children to sit
in the middle of other stu-
dents, several pieces of spe-
cific equipment and designs
went into the careful plan-
ning of this playground.
Ellmer described the
heart-warming experience of
one child's first solo ride in
the five-point harness swing.
"He had a huge, smile on
his face as he exclaimed 'I'm
superman I'm flying',"
Elmer explained.
Several sensory-integrat-
ed pieces of equipment, like a
paint station, sand and

water table and a puppet
show area will help with the
underdeveloped tactile sen-
sations that often plague dis-
abled students.
The ESE program, only
in its second year in Gulf
County, serves moderately to
severely handicapped chil-
dren. At Ellmer's urging, the
program was developed with
Tim Wilder, elementary
school principal at the time,
the Gulf County School
Board and concerned par-
ents like David and Tina
As the parent of an
autistic child, Whitfield had
a vested interest in forming
the ESE cluster class.
When Whitfield took his
then three-yearo1 q, son,
lHarl ey to tie Pe-K program
at Port St. Joe Elementary,
he said the school system
was clearly not ready to meet
the needs of his autistic
child. Recounting the experi-
ence that triggered an in-
depth education for him and
his wife, Whitfield said he
had a speech therapist who
told him his child did not

need speech therapy.
"As parents, we educated
ourselves and began apply-
ing pressure to the school
system for a program to meet
these children's needs,"
Whitfield said.
Since the development of
the ESE program, he said
the school system has been
"dynamic" in meeting special
requirements of handi-
capped children.
The new playground,
still lacking an official name,
also includes a covered area
that will allow these children
to be outside, participating
in behavioral and occupa-
tional therapy, even when
the weather is less than
Roughly a year and a
half prior, Whitfield estab-
lished S.E.EfD. (Serving
Early Education for
Disabled) Kids, an organiza-
tion dedicated to raising
funds to support programs
and equip the ESE class-
room to benefit disabled chil-
"Our goal is to supple-
ment whatever is available to

Amnesty Day

the average U.S. household
generates more than 20
pounds of hazardous house-
hold waste each year.
The procedure for dis-
posing of the hazardous
waste -is simple, said
Danford. Just show up at the
courthouse and let him and
his colleagues handle the
'They pull in, bring in
their nasty stuff to us, we
unload it, give them a smile
and send them on their way,"
Danford said.
The hazardous waste is
transported by Jim Reese to
Okaloosa County, where the
still usable chemicals are
taken to a sharing program
and distributed.
On the rare occasions
when reactive chemicals are
deposited, the hazardous
waste is taken to the bomb
squad in Tallahassee and

Such was the ca.
years ago, said D
when a "happily ig
girl brought in a can
which when crystalli
according to Danford
as reactive as nitro.
"She threw, the
ether in the back of h
and drove 10 or 1
with it bouncing
back," remembered
of the potentially e
The amnesty day
draws a crowd of
people, and Danford
most commonly de
items are cans of o
paint, gardening ch
such as fertilizers ar
ing hormones, c
cleaners and aut
parts cleaners.
"Every now and
get something inter

make sure these children get
every opportunity to maxi-
mize their potential,"
Whitfield said.
Ellmer could not agree
"We've got to have some-
thing in place to help develop
their vocational skills,"
Ellmer said.
"We need programs to
teach our kids how to do
things like make their beds
and do laundry; These kids
can still be contributing
members of society," she
The final price tag on the
playground, $100 K plus,
was made possible in large
part by a grant from the St.
Joe Community Foundation
for, $50,000. The Gulf
.County School matched St.
Joe's pledge. Additional
monies were raised through
Whitfield's S.E.E.D. Kids and
a donation by the Junior
Service League. The design
for the playground, with
input from the ESE thera-
pists and staff, was donated
by Preble Rish.

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Danford said, like the can of
se a few ether that once belonged to
)anford, the girl's late grandfather, a
Snorant" builder of remote-controlled
of ether, airplanes.
ized, is, Danford traces the ori-
, nearly gins of amnesty days to the
can of 1970s, when people "started
er truck realizing that you can't dump
2 miles what you want to" in bodies
in the of water and back yards.
Danford Today, Danford cringes
explosive when he sees people pouring
used oil out onto the ground.
usually "It only takes one quart
115-120 of oil to contaminate 100,000
said the gallons of groundwater and
posited make it undrinkable," cau-
il-based tioned Danford, who wel-
mic rat- comed those with household
nd root-
:oncrete hazardous waste to
omotive Saturday's event.
"It's better to get rid of
then we chemicals in an environmen-
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St. Joe Co. over use of the
"(Bringing the site to
commercial standards) does
not mean that rehabilitation
of the site is completed,"
Hamilton said. "What that
final approval is (for develop-
ment of the site) will deter-
mine how much more work
is done."
And should The St. Joe
Co. ultimately develop the
site to its vision a mix of

commercial, office, residen-
tial and public spaces it
would be the company's
responsibility to work with
DEP to bring the site up to
residential standards, which
Shea noted were far more
conservative than those
used, for example, by the
Department of Health.
After taking thousands
of samples from more than
300 locations the most
pressing areas of concern,

The Port St. Joe Police
Department is currently
posting properties for aban-
doned and/or junked vehi-
cles. Unsheltered storage for
a period of thirty (30) days or
more within the corporate
limits of the city, except in
licensed junk yards, of old
and unused stripped junk
automobiles not in good and
safe operating conditions,

and of any other vehicles,
machinery, implements or
equipment or personal prop-
erty of any kind which is no
longer safe or usable for the
purposes for which it was
manufactured. Any vehicle
which does not have a cur-
rent tag shall be considered
a junked automobile.
Vehicles parked on city right
of way in violation of this

Hamilton said, were the old
barge basin, the transformer
pads, fuel storage and boiler
areas and what is called test
well No. 4 near the old paint
"Groundwater quality
overall was not impacted by
mill activity," Hamilton said,
while adding that some cont-
amination of groundwater
was found near the paint
shop, attributable to the use
of solvents.
The work essentially
boiled down to two specific
Soil and material from
six sites which were contam-

ordinance will be towed at
owner's expense to storage
facility. Officers are currently
locating and documenting
these vehicles which are not
in compliance of city ordi-
nance No. 296. If you need
additional information
regarding these vehicle viola-
tions, please contact the Port
St. Joe Police Department at

inated by PCBs, associated
with the transformers, were
removed to a licensed dis-
posal site.
There remains one site
with trace contamination of
PCBs, but the levels are only
slightly above residential
standards and below the
groundwater table.
That site will be capped
with at least two feet of fill
Small areas which were
impacted by metals or PAHs
- which could be found in far
greater concentrations on
any street blacktop were
scooped and removed to a
consolidation area near the
old tank farm.
That consolidation area
was also capped by two-feet
of clean fill dirt, as pre-
scribed by the state, with
that work completed last.
week, Hamilton said.
"It's (all) kind of tedious,
but it was the best way we
could figure out how to get
this done," Hamilton said.
An additional monitor
well will be installed this
week near the consolidation
area and groundwater moni-
toring will continue for
another year.
Deed restrictions for the


land, including delineation of
of the consolidation area,
must still be finalized with
the state.
An interim site report
will be to the DEP by next
month; a final report early
next year.
Again, Hamilton cau-
tioned, "If it becomes resi-
dential, more remediation
will be done."
The DEP has signed off
on every stage of the work
thus far.
"They played by the book
and did a very good job,"
Shea said.
-Similar work will be
undertaken on the parcel to
the immediate north of the
mill site, on the other side of
the drainage ditch, said
Steve Long of PSI, which is
doing the work for The St.
Joe Co.
Sampling has already
begun and monitoring wells
put in the ground.
"The site will be cleaned
to commercial standards,"
Long said.
A plan for remediation
will be submitted to the DEP
this summer; contaminated
soil removing and capping
likely accomplished in the
third quarter.

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In other business taken
up during Tuesday's regular
bi-monthly meeting:
Demand for the cape
sewer project the deadline
to sign up for Phase I and II
was Tuesday that Bill
Kennedy of Preble Rish
asked commissioners to con-
duct another public meeting
on the project.
Due to the level of inter-
est there are now 12 major
developers and some 1,200
connections committed thus
far and last minute
requests, Preble Rish was
still trying to get a handle on
the precise scope and map of
the project.
Simmons Bayou is now
part of Phase I, with Kevin
Presnell have signed up to
participate and The St. Joe
Co. is examining another
phase which would bring
sewer to the site of a pro-
posed new hospital near the
Gulf/Franklin Center.
"We still have plenty of
capacity," Kennedy said. "We
have roughly 3,000 units
remaining, we are still in real
good shape.
"So far, (construction) is
going real well and we still
plan to finish on time."


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highway and roadway sys-
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provide deterent for those
who violate laws.
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safety. Recognizing that alco-
hol is consistently involved
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a fatality mandates unwaver-
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death and injury associated-
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agencies seek to safeguard
all drivers through the use of
a non-intrusive checkpoint
to detect and remove
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The use of the Roadside
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Port St. Joe

Police Report
March 12: Robin L.
Lautt, 42, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for DUI; Joyce
D. Scruggs, 33, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for DUI.
Scruggs was also arrested for
possession of cocaine, pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance without a prescription
and trafficking in
hydrocodone; Philip D.
Bader, 56, of Hopkinsville,
Ky, was arrested for DUI.
Bader was also arrested for
possession of marijuana and
possession of drug parapher-
nalia; Kelly P. Hays, 56, of
Birmingham, Al., was arrest-
ed for DUI; Scarlett B.
Cowherd, 20, of Grand
Ridge, was arrested for pos-'
session of alcohol under 21.

Mexico Beach

Police Report
During the past two
weeks, the Mexico Beach
Police Department answered
152 calls for service and
investigated one theft.
Officers issued seven
traffic citations and 18 traffic
During the same time
period, officers of the Mexico
Beach Police Department
made two arrests. There
were two criminal citations
issued with court dates.

FWC Enforcement News
Lt. Arnie McMillion
worked a single vessel boat-
ing accident that occurred on
the Apalachicola River
involving three juveniles.
One of the youngsters bor-
rowed his father's vessel and
wandered off a little further
than instructed. The vessel
struck a log while underway
ejecting all three passengers.
After surfacing, they
observed the vessel taking on
water over the stem, result-
ing in the vessel sinking to
the bottom of the river. There
were no injuries reported in
the accident. The estimated
property damage was
$10,000. The vessel has not
been located.

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Sharks Enjoy A Perfect Week

Tim Croft
Star News Editor
That's the number that
best illustrates the kind of
week the Port St. Joe
Sharks enjoyed on the
baseball diamond.
Because that is the
number of hits the Sharks
gave up in three district
games, allowing just five
runs in going unbeaten for
the week.
With the bats heating
up and the arms loose and
limber, the Sharks beat
host Wewahitchka on
Thursday and swept a
Saturday home double-
header against Cottondale.
Travis Burge set the
tempo for the week against
Wewahitchka, shutting
down the Gators on just
three hits while striking

out 13 in a 6-0 victory.
Burge went the full
seven innings, walking just
one in upping his record to
"Burge pitched another
fine game," said Port St.
Joe coach Chuck Gannon.
"Wewa and Port St. Joe are
always great games. It
helped jumping out to a 5-
0 lead in the first inning."
Randall Johnson keyed
the early explosion with a
two-run home run.
Zach Williams was 3 for
3 with two doubles and two
Bart Lowry also won
his second game of the sea-
son, dominating the open-
ing game of the double-
header with Cottondale.
Lowry went the dis-
tance which was five
innings as Port St. Joe won

10-0 under the mercy rule
- allowing just two hits and
one walk while striking out
Lowry also went 3 for 3
at the plate with a double.
Jordan Todd went 3 for 3
and drove in three runs
and Johnson was 2 for 3
with a single and double.
"Lowry pitched well and
the bats have started to
wake up a little," Gannon
The Sharks remained
unbeaten in District 1-2A
(4-0) in the nightcap,
pounding out 16 hits in a
15-5 victory.
Sophomore Justin
Henderson (1-0) started
and went the distance the
game also ended under the
mercy rule after six innings
- while allowing six hits
and three earned runs
while striking out seven.
Lowry was 3 for 5 with
two doubles and three RBI.
Johnson was 3 for 4 with
two doubles and two RBI.
Burge was 3 for 4 with an
RBI and Justin Lyons was
2 for 3 with an RBI.
The Sharks (5-2 over-
all, 4-0 in the district) were
to host Liberty County
They travel to
Blountstown on Thursday,
with the game times
changed due to problems
with the lights at
Blountstown. The varsity
plays at 4:30 p.m., the
junior varsity at 7 p.m.
Port St. Joe travels to
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Lady Sharks Split Four

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Miscues in the field
continue to dog the Port St.
Joe Lady Sharks, though
the week started and ended
on a winning note.
In a make-up game last
Tuesday; the. Lady, Sharks
(3-8) notched their second
win of the season behind
the right arm of Danielle
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striking out 11 for her first
win of the year.
Maxwell also paced the
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an RBI.
Victoria McCall was
also 2 for 3. Samantha
Denton had a single and an
RBI; .Anna McFarland and
Kata Shoaf also had
Errors, six of them,
undermined the Lady
Sharks during a trip to
Cottondale last Thursday,
as Port St. Joe fell 16-3.

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Maxwell had a single
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Denton, Sheena Bell,
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by Tim Croft
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Behind the right arm of
sophomore Samantha
Green and hot bats up and
down the lineup the
Wewahitchka Lady Gators
(8-0 overall, 1-0 in District
1-2A) continued their
unbeaten ways with three
wins the past week.
Green got things start-

ed last Tuesday as she
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Green pitched five
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and one unearned run
while striking out four.
Brandi Sasser pitched
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was called under the mercy
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Sasser was 2 for 5 with
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Green (7-0) was domi-
nant again on Friday, as
she twirled a two-hitter, Once again the man
Once again the man
striking out 10 and allow- from "down under" proved
ing just one earned run in too tough to beat. Dave
an 8-2 victory. Blackshear from Crystal
Little led the attack River won the Men's Club
going 2 for 3 with a triple Championship at the St.
and an RBI. Joseph Bay Country Club
Britney Grice and Rich with a commanding perfor-
also tripd and Hanna mance. This year's event
s trid ad H was held on March 5 and 6
Price singled and had two and the weatherman could
RBI. not have cooperated better.
The Lady Gators visited Clear and cool with just the
Blountstown on Tuesday; right amount of wind made
and travel to Port St. Joe for excellent playing condi-
for a 6 p.m. ET matchup on tions both days. Dave
Friday. started with three consecu-
tive birdies on his way to a
solid 71 for the day. The
LCH 000 000 0 0 0 4 next best score was Eric
WHS O01 1 0 0 1 4 1 Schoelles with an 83 to give
0" Dave a 12 stroke lead going
WHS 0 03 4 26 1514 1 into Sunday's final round.
HC 000 200 2 410 Even with a hard charge on
Sunday by local favorite
SHS 000 100 1 2 2 4 Brian Macoy (73), there
WHS 200 114 8 5 2 was no way that Dave

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would be caught as he
struggled with the putter
for an 80 to win by 7
Roy Soloman from
Apalachicola squeaked by
in the seniors division (60
and older) with back-to-
back rounds of 80 to beat
out Damon McNair (80 &
81) by one stroke and the
"bragging rights" for this
year's event. Roy was heard
complaining about all the
putts he missed or he could
have won the overall cham-
The annual tourna-
ment was sponsored by the
'Men's Golf Association
(MGA) of SJBCC with Mike
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tor) taking care of the pair-
ings and scoring. Cal Pettie
and his maintenance crew
had the golf course in great
condition and a great time

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pants. Dick Davis and
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went well with the organi-
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2005 Championship
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2nd Brian Macoy
3rd Eric Shoelles
1st Jackie Evans
2nd -Webb Clements
3rd Don Scott
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2nd Damon McNair
3rd Gary Howze
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Exciting Win at WBFA Spring Fling Invitational

The WBFA Spring Fling
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a dramatic come-from-
behind win topped an excit-
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of the WBFA Spring Fling
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Apalachicola River in
Sheri Glasgow of
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Craig, fourth place, of
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Sheri Glasgow said that
she caught her fish using a
lizard in a purple color, but
would not tell any more. Pam
Martin Wells said that she
was using a TEKHI bait but
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Robin Babb of Livingston, TX
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Mitchell Places 5th in State Free Throw Competition

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
After capturing first
place in the county, district
and regional free throw-
-hootmig competitions.

SWL.ewa1tit'chka Middl, School
student Josh Mitchell trav-
eled to Kissimmee last week-
end for the Knights of
Columbus State Free Throw
In an interview last
Friday, Mitchell said he, his
mother and her boyfriend
were leaving for the long
drive at 3 a.m. on Saturday.
Of the early departure,
Mitchell casually declared,
"I'm not worried about it I'll
be sleeping."
SPrior to the competition,
Mitchell paid he had faithful-
ly practiced his free throw
shooting for an hour each
day. He attributed his
accomplishments at the dis-
tiict and regional competi-
tions, where he sank 10 of 15
and 16 of 25 free throws
respectively, to continued
practice and his secret to
With a casual shrug of
his shoulders, Mitchell said,
"When I'm practicing, I just

Sixteen was apparently
Mitchell's lucky number.
His mother, Laurie Ake,
said her son again sank 16 of
25 free throws in Kissimmee
to place fifth among the some
odd 25 competitors in the
10-14 year old bracket.
Besides the excitement
S of competing at the state
Level, Ake said the competi-
i tion had been recorded for a

late broadcast on a major added.
television network. Lister said last Friday
"It was channel 28," Ake Mitchell was, "just a well--
said. "I can't remember rounded young man."
which one, but it was either "We're all excited for him
Fox or ESPN." to, be able to go to this com-
Both his other and petition," Lister said.
Wewahitchka Middle School Though basketball is
Principle Pam Lister had Thoubtedly h is favorite
nothing but glowing com- u outey his favorite
ments about this energetic sport he first picked up a
and involved 14-year old. basketball at 10 years old -
"I'm just as proud as I Mitchell is also a baseball
can be of him," said his player and has run track in
delighted mother. "He's my the past.
heart." "He just excels at every
"If he's not playing sport he plays," his mother
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water, the shadow that fore-
tells a mighty school of fish
swimming below.
When he gives the sig-
nal, the crew of Raffield
Fisheries begins their strike,
their course directed by that
voice on the radio that they
have come to know and
trust, that of their long-time
fish spotting pilot.
"He's the sky boss," said
vice president of Raffield
Fisheries, Eugene Raffield,
with the reverence appropri-
ate to one who's spent over
40 years spotting fish. "You
do what Nevin says you do."
Possessed of an eagle
eye, razor sharp instincts
and the enthusiasm of one
far younger than his 78
years, Stewart has been an
important part of Raffield's
success since the 1980s.
"There are times I'm
worth my weight in gold to
them, and some that they
don't need me at all. The
majority of the time, they
need the airplane," Stewart
added with a grin.
Having logged around
9,000 hours in the Raffield's
plane, Stewart is an expert at
an art that combines the sea-
tested knowledge of a fisher-
man with an aviator's atten-
tion to detail.
Logging as many as 10-

An aerial photograph, taken by Nevin Stewart, of a purse seine net encircling a "color" of
fish. The color appears as the darker, shaded stretch of water just inside the net.

The Sky Captain Speaks

Part H: "Nine Lives" Nevin and the High

Flying Art of Bait Fish Spottir
by Despina Williams And then he heard the
S Star Staff Writer "whomp."
People have always "The plane went like
accused Nevin Stewart of this," said Stewart, dropping
having nine lives, his outstretched hand down
The fish spotting pilot for a full 90 degrees.
Raffield Fisheries has Unbuckled in his pilot's
crashed into a mountain in seat, Stewart lunged toward
Jamaica, mangroves in the instrument panel,
Colombia and was ejected, breaking a tooth in the
just off St. George Island, process, and sailed right
from a plane traveling at 130 through the glass, making a
miles an hour. "Nevin-sized hole in that
He emerged from all no windshield."
worse for the wear, with a The impact knocked
few more unbelievably true Stewart out, and when he
stories to add to the already came to, he was on the
impressive Nevin Stewart water.
catalogue. "I popped up at the top
Pilot Error and looked around and got
Just before the St. my wits together, and could
George Island crash, Stewart see there wasn't nothing
said he was busily engaged broke," Stewart recalled.
in low level photography. He turned around just in
"I do photography still," time to see the plane disap-
Stewart laughed, recalling pear into 30 feet of water.
that fateful day in 1989. "But Stewart was exactly half
not any more low level." way between the boat and
The subject capturing the beach, and he was confi-
Stewart's attention was dent that he could make it to
Captain Randy Raffield, dry land.
aboard a boat loaded with "I was a frogman in the
poggies. Navy," Stewart said. "I didn't
Proud of his day's work, mind swimming."
Raffield had radioed up to Witnessing the crash
Stewart, who'd set him on was Raffield, who from
the poggies, and said, "How aboard his boat, was certain
'bout taking a picture of this that Stewart was dead.
loaded like this." Raffield made a course
Stewart obliged, swing- for the area near the downed
ing around in his seat, grab- plane, and when he found
bing a camera and snapping Stewart, he was holding a
away at Raffield and his piece of the plane's dash in
catch. his hands.
Unbeknownst to Also on the water that
Stewart, his plane was slow- day was Randy's cousin,
ly losing altitude. Stewart Joey Raffield, who remem-
said his over 30 years in a bered Stewart being con-
plane had given'him a false cerned about something
sense of security in the air. other than his own well
"I was acting as if I was being.
10,000 feet high," Stewart 'The only thing he was
remembered. worried about was his wal-

The Cessna flown by Raffield Fisheries' fish spotting pilot
Nevin Stewart.

Cigar minnows and Spanish sardines are unloaded from a
dip net into the fish holds of a Raffield Fisheries' boat.
let," said Raffield with linger-
ing amazement.
Stewart had lost his wal-
let when he went sailing .'
through the windshield, and
was not leaving until he
found it. .
When they found the
wallet floating 20 feet from
where Stewart landed, Joey
Raffield was reassured.
"He's got his wallet, he's
fine," thought Raffield,
observing his resilient friend.
"It was like he knew he was
going to be alright."
Although the plane
belonged to the Raffields,
there was no ill will after the
"I was looking for 'em to
send me on down the road,
but they didn't," laughed
Stewart, underestimating his
cherished presence at a
Raffield Fisheries.
Bait Fish Spotting at
1500 Feet F
On the radio, he answers
to "64," but the men of
Raffield Fisheries call
Stewart "the sky boss."
In the cockpit of a
Cessna cruising at 1500 feet,
Stewart spies the darkness
in the vast, blue expanse of

Nevin Stewart uses this pair of oversize binoculars to
observe the behavior of fish travelling in schools.

14 hours daily when the sea-
son is in mid-swing, Stewart
spends his time searching
for "colors" of fish, the name
given to thick, dense schools,
that from the air, take on a
brownish tint.
In aerial photographs
taken by Stewart, the colors
are often so subtle that they
appear to simply blend in
with the surrounding waters
unpopulated by fish.
Even more remarkable
than the fact that Stewart
can spot the colors at all is
his ability to identify the type
and number of fish traveling
in a school.
"Nine times out of 10,
he's right on the money,
said Randy Raffield, who
after over 20 years as a cap-
tain is now the head of sales
for Raffield's.
Stewart describes fish
spotting as a primarily
inductive art, with knowing
what to look for as important
as finding the fish them-

When migrating along
the coast, some fish will

A color of fish appears as
a dark brown splotch on the

counter-rotate in a school,
and then break off from the
group, swim a hundred
yards, and cut back.
Stewart observes the
movement of the school,
sometimes seeking further

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Miss Steppie

been building boats since the
early 1800s. He came back
with Miss Steppie.
Several times T.H.
steered the boat through the
Gulf (there was no
Intracoastal Waterway then)
on the 300 mile round trip to
Pensacola. After running it
aground on St. Joseph's Point
once, he gave up the task of

captain to someone else and
went back to running the still
As the railroads began
weaving their way into the
Panhandle, many a fine river-
boat or coastal trader saw the
handwriting on the wall.
When the first Apalachicola
Northern train came into St.
Joe on May 7, 1910, Miss

Sky Captain

aid from a $600 pair of over-
size binoculars that takes
him closer to the action
Bait fish, the primary
type of fish caught at
Raffield's, are some of the
hardest to distinguish, and
Stewart relies on clues from
the school's behavior to tell a
sardine from a cigar minnow,
or a thread herring from a
The difference between a
thread herring and a sardine,
Stewart will tell you, is that,
unlike sardines, traveling
schools of herring emit a
twinkle of silver light.
If he sees the light,
Stewart gets on his radio.
When the crew below hears
Stewart say, "I see a lot of
twinkling," they know that
within a few hours, they will
find a glimmering school of
thread herring congregated in
their purse seine net.
"I put it all in my little
mind and figure it out," said
Stewart of his method. "Some
of it, I'd bet my life, and some
of it, I wouldn't bet two
Calling the Strike
Preparation for work
begins the night before, with
the captain and Stewart
working out a time and loca-
tion for the next day's trip.
According to Randy
Raffield, there have been
times Stewart has taken off
before daylight on the grass
strip at Jones Homestead,
lighting the runway with can-
dles or light sticks in the early
morning darkness.
In a perfect scenario
described by Joey Raffield,
Stewart will, in his 'first
attempt at spotting, "get out
there and see plenty of fish."
When he spots the fish,
Stewart's work begins. He
must coordinate the move-
ments of the boat and the
small striker boat, taking into
account tides, currents and
wind, directing the crew to
where the fish are.
When Stewart gives the
call to strike, the striker boat
sets out with the end of the
net, making a huge circle
around the color Stewart has
located from the air.
The -boat's sonar serves
as Stewart's mechanical
counterpart, providing a hori-
zontal scan of 800-1,000 feet,
and informing the boat of the
density and concentration of
a school.
In Joey Raffield's perfect

Nevin Stewart
scenario, both Stewart and
the sonar will alert the boat of
an imminent school.
'The best scenario is for
him to see them and for us to
see them on the screen," said
Sometimes, though,
Stewart will see something
that neither the sonar nor the
crew detects.
Randy Raffield recalled
working on a boat with a new
crew member who made a
mistake in operating the
sonar. When he failed to flip a
particular switch, the sonar
showed no activity in the
water, despite Stewart's mes-
sage to begin the strike.
Frustrated, Raffield
broke his brother Eugene's
cardinal rule.
"I got to questioning
Nevin," he remembered.
After arguing with
Stewart for 20 minutes,
Raffield discovered the error.
According to Joey
Raffield, Stewart told Randy
what he always does in such
an event. He said, "You better
check your sonar."
"Not very many things in
this world that's legal"
When the net ban went
into effect in 1995, it forced
the boats of Raffield Fisheries
three miles away from the
beach, and left Stewart look-
ing at fish that his employers
could no longer legally catch.
For their part, the
Raffields have successfully
come to terms with the new
restrictions, editing their
offerings to sardines, cigar
minnows, thread herring,
anchovies, bonita and jelly-
fish and becoming the No. 1
domestic provider of sport-
fishing bait.
But Stewart speaks of the
money fish located within
those three prohibited miles,
the "untold billions of pog-

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Steppie's days were num-
bered. From now on mules
and wagons could transport
Stone's naval stores directly
to the train less than a mile
away. It is interesting to note
that in the photo, Miss
Steppie is shown unloading
barrels onto the Apalachicola
Northern pier which was
located just north of the pre-

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gies," that he can see but
can't catch, daily reminders
of the state's indifference to
the fisherman's plight.
"Fishing ain't what it
used to be here it ain't
nowhere," said Stewart,
adding that lawmakers have,
through the years, ignored
the input of fishermen.
"They don't pay much
attention to what we've got to
say about it."
Stewart recalled the
prophetic words spoken by
the late Gene Raffield some
30 years ago.
Raffield had been taking
a group of university people
out on his boats to do
research on fish populations,
going out of his way to
accommodate them.
But Raffield warned
Stewart of what the
researchers' presence fore-
'This information they're
getting now," said Raffield.
'They'll use this to put us out
of business."
Though he didn't heed
Raffield's warning at the time,
Stewart now sees the wisdom
in his friend's words.
'There are not very many
things in this world that's
legal," he said.
One of a Kind
Stewart will tell you that
his first name's uniqueness is
probably for the best.
Said Stewart: "I think one
Nevin is enough."
It is with amusement and
acceptance that Stewart
recounts his life story, his
time spent in search of por-
poises, the three crashes that
he but for God alone sur-
vived, and those other, dark-
er, misspent days.
More pages than these
can be filled chronicling the
journeys of this singular pro-
tagonist, more stories told
about his wild adventures on
land, sea and air.
And there are stories yet
to unfold.
The men of Raffield's
have given Stewart a life-long
hire, and he has no inten-
tions of quitting, not any time
soon, the work that he has
loved since first taking to the
skies in search of fish.
When Stewart says he
has spent most of his life "fly-
ing over water, looking for
fish," it is with a smile that
leaves no question that the
life of a fish spotter suits him
just fine.

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sent marina. So she must
have been used for a while
though it would have been
more cumbersome than using
the wagons.
Besides hauling naval
stores, Miss Steppie also pro-
vided excursions around the
bay. When the first excursion
train came in 1910, hundreds
of people came to town to cel-
ebrate the festivities. A dinner
of beans, potato salad, pick-
les, ham, fried chicken, and
roast beef could be had for 25
cents. Cake, ice cream cones,
and punch for five cents. The
Apalachicola Times reports:
"The picknickers found ahead
of them a party of ladies and
gentlemen who had made the
run the day previous on the
sailing [sic] vessel, Miss
Steppie. J.H. Drummond and
a party of gentlemen from St.
Andrews joined the
Apalachicolians at St. Joe,
the St. Andrews party coming
by motor boat."
Mr. Stone eventually
went out of the turpentine
business, selling much of his
land and delving into other
interests. When the post
office was established in
1907, T.H. was the postmas-
ter until 1917. When Port St.
joe was incorporated on July
1, 1913, he became its sec-
ond mayor before the year
was out.
Mr. Stone had no more
need for Miss Steppie. She lay
moored in the small channel
behind his still. According to
my friend, Captain Dave
Maddox, local historian emer-
itus and who has lived
through 91 percent of the city
of Port St. Joe's history, a
man approached Mr. Stone
with an offer to buy the
unneeded boat. Mr. Stone,
who had a cantankerous
streak, rejected the man's

offer and said. it could "lie
there and rot" before he
would accept such a sum.
One day, (the exact date
is lost) a squall or just a quick
reversal of the wind that often
occurs during a thunder-
storm caused the boat to trip
her anchor and go aground
where she lies now. Thus was
the end of Miss Steppie.
Storms beat her, torna-
does bored through her yel-
low pine and cypress timbers,
and vandals picked her clean.
Once, years ago after a hurri-
cane, I fanned away her stern
to see if her bronze propeller
was still there, but it, too, was
The last mystery still
awaits us: who was Miss
Steppie? Mr. Stone's wife? No,
her name was Annie Virginia.
Nor his .daughters. Even
Captain Maddox was
stumped. I put my unfinished
story on the back burner
until I could find the answer.
Last year, while visiting
Maxie Smith, I casually asked
her about the boat and who
she may have been named
after. She suggested Miss
Steppie Porter of Apalach, a
well respected lady and
English teacher at the
Chapman High School, and
mother-in-law of Louise
Porter, author of The Lives of
St. Joseph. Miss Maxie also
mentioned that Miss
Steppie's granddaughter,
Barbara Porter Marshall,
lived here in St. Joe. Barbara
was gracious enough to invite
me over and lend her help.
She remembered her grand-
mother telling her that she
once had a boat named after
her and that the builder was
a man named Kirvin.
Now it all made sense to
me. Miss Steppie Rice
(Steptoe Irene), born-in 1873

to a prominent Apalachicola
business family and one of
the belles of Apalachicola in
the Gay '90s, had so
impressed the boatbuilder,
Kirvin, to name his new ves-
sel after her. It could have
been a kind deal on the part
of Miss Steppie or perhaps
the Rice or Porter family had
had it built for their own
business ventures. When Mr.
Stone purchased the boat, he
stuck with nautical tradition
and left the name alone (it's
bad luck to change a boat or
ship's name).
In respect to St. Joe's fast
disappearing history, this lit-
tle wreck should be allowed to
rest where she lies. She
should not be dredged over,
removed, or have piers built
near her should boats dam-
age her. She is one of the few
artifacts of T.H. Stone and St.
Joe's turpentine industry,
and, counting the wreck of
the S.S. Florida in 1856, she
is the second oldest wreck in
St. Joseph's Bay.

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1937 e. Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

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Excitement Building for Port St. Joe's

2nd Annual "Taste of the Coast"

Hundreds are expected
to turn out for the 2nd
Annual "A Taste of the Coast
An Artful Affair" to be held
from 6 pm to 10 pm EST,
Saturday, April 30 in Port St.
Joe. This growing event fea-
tures area culinary delights
and showcases regional

'This is a grand event
with great food and wonder-
ful art! Everyone needs to
come hungry, as the food is
fantastic. It is an excellent
way to add to your art collec-
tion, while helping the com-
munity at the same time. It
will be an unforgettable
event!" said Sandra Chafin,

Gulf County Supports Our Troops

Please help support our
local troops currently serving
in Iraq, Afghanistan and
other Middle East locations
by donating any of the fol-
lowing items:
Personal hygiene items -
disposable razors, shampoo,
tooth paste, lip balm, shav-
ing cream, soap, liquid hand
anitizer, tooth brush, hand
and body lotion, combs and
brushes, unscented baby
and hand wipes, unscented
bug repellent (no aerosol),
deodorant, sunblock, SPF 30
nid up.
' 'Non-perishable food
items powdered Gatorade,
wrapped hard candy, nuts,

beef jerky, tuna in foil pack-
ets, Crystal Lite and Kool
Aid, trail mix, dried fruit,
cookies, instant soup, gum,
mints, granola bars, break-
fast bars, fast food condi-
Also letters of support,
children's artwork.
Write a check to help
defer shipping costs.
Piggly Wiggly has a spe-
cial display and drop off box.
Contact Sara Ross (227-
2590, sararl229@aol.com)
for more information or to
add a name of military per-
sonnel currently deployed.
Thanks for your support.

executive director, Gulf
County Chamber of
The Taste of the Coast
this year will take on a
Parisian theme with street
caf6s and art kiosks as
berets abound. The histori-
cal Centennial Building's
lobby area will be decorated
with an art exhibit created by
Gulf County students.
Restaurants representing the
entire Forgotten Coast will
showcase delectable sam-
plings of the freshest
seafood, fun appetizers and
taste tempting desserts in a
cafe setting. First-edition
autographed books by world-
renowned authors, unique
basket art, luxurious woven
items and delicate pottery
will be presented at the auc-
Activities will begin with
a Preview Party at 6 pm EST,
Friday, April 29. Corporate
sponsors will be honored
with live music and hours
d'oeuvres. All art will be on
display. Tickets for this event
are $10.
Prior to Saturday's main
event, an outdoor art festival
will be held from 10 am to 2
pm EST. "Arts in the Park"
will allow visitors to stroll
through the booths at
Centennial Park.
Participating artists and
authors will be available to
discuss and sell additional
pieces from their collections.
Live music, dramatic perfor-,
-mances, food and fun activi-
ties will make this an event
to remember. Admission is
free to the "Arts in the Park"
"A Taste of the Coast's"
main event will feature live
music, heavy hors d'oeuvres,
a wine bar and auction.
Enjoy the ambience of side-
walk cafes while perusing art
by nationally and regionally
recognized artists including
original paintings, auto-
graphed prints and award-
winning photography.
Tickets are $25 per person
for this event. Dress is casu-
Port St. Joe is a friendly,
coastal community located
36 miles east of Panama

City, Florida. The quaint
town of 5,000 gained atten-
tion in 2002 when the beach-
es of nearby St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park were
ranked #1 in the country for
their natural beauty.
"Port St Joe is the part of
the Forgotten Coast that is
no longer forgotten! Visitors
from Tallahassee, Dothan,
Atlanta and even as far away
as Canada attend this great
function each year," said
Paula Pickett, Director of the
Gulf County Tourist

Development Council.
This function benefits
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce's "Independence
on the Coast" celebration
and the Gulf County
Scholarship Program.
Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty
is the main sponsor of this
"We like to support our
community and schools. A
Taste of the Coast is a won-
derful event and Century 21
Gulf Coast Realty is pleased
to be the major sponsor,"

stated Jay Rish, owner of
Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty, Owner.
For additional informa-
tion, directions, restaurant
or artist applications visit
our website at www.ataste-
For accommodations
visit www.gulfcoastvacation-
rentals.com or call Gulf
County Tourist Development
at 800-482-GULF, the Gulf
County Chamber at 800-

Triathlon and Duathlon in Mexico Beach and St. Joe Beach

Mexico Beach and St.
Joe Beach are excited about
our 1st Triathlon and
Duathlon! All athletes are
welcome and invited to com-
pete in this great event. The
triathlon will consist of a
half-mile swim, 15-mile bike
ride and a 5k-run. The
duathlon, which will start
simultaneously, will consist
of a 1.2-mile run on the
beach, 15-mile bike ride and
a 5k-run.
The event is sponsored
by Cory Everson's Fitness for
Women in Panama City and
local companies in the area.
This is a first-class event We
are excited to have athletes
from all over the area com-
pete in this event. We're
expecting up to 300 athletes
from Florida, Alabama and
We will also have beach,
volleyball, entertainment,
door prizes and a beach
party! As a wrap-up, we will
have a 35-mile bike ride on
Race is limited to the
first 300 participants!
Schedule of Events
Friday April 1, 2005
4- 8 PM
6-9 PM
and social dinner
Saturday April 2, 2005
7:30 AM
Duathlon and Triathlori
begin at Beacon Hill

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with beach volleyball, music
and door prizes
Sunday April 3, 2005
7:30 AM 35-mile bike

The purpose of this
weekend is to meet great
people, eat seafood and visit
a beautiful beach! For regis-
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NLJC Brings Etiquette to Gulf County

The National League of
Junior Cotillions (NLJC), a
program of etiquette, charac-
ter education and social
dance training for middle
and junior high school stu-
dents, has announced plans
to expand its program in
Florida to include Gulf
Says Anne Colvin
Winters, NLJC National
Director, "We will be selecting
a director for a local chapter
who will receive complete
training and an exclusive
territory for expansion."
The organization cur-
rently has active chapters in
Charlotte, Volusia, Orange,
Pinellas, Indian River, Santa
Rosa, Tampa, and other
communities in Florida. Says
Laurie Coventry Payne,
Director of the NLJC
Charlotte Area Chapter,
'This program is making a
positive impact on students
in our area and we are
delighted to know that more
young people will have the
opportunity for this vital
In today's competitive
and ever changing society,
and the growing trend of the
lack of courtesy and respect
in our schools, NLJC is dedi-
cated to making tools avail-
able to regain a sense of
honor, dignity, and respect
in our young people.
The purpose of the
National League of Junior
Cotillions program is to give
students instruction and
practice in the courtesies
that make life more pleasant

for them and those around
them. Students actively
learn courtesies through a
creative method employing
role-playing, skits and
games. Standard ballroom
and line dancing is taught
using nationally approved
top 40 music.
In addition to the usual
courtesies connected with
dancing, etiquette and char-
acter instruction are also
provided regarding the fol-
lowing: honor, respect,
ethics, sportsmanship,
acknowledgments of gifts,
behavior at cultural and civic
events, correspondence,
interaction in groups, intro-
ductions, paying and receiv-
ing compliments, receiving
lines, table manners,
instructional dinners, tele-
phone courtesy and many
other area of social conduct.
In addition to Junior
Cotillion, NLJC offers three
related programs: Pre-
Cotillion for grades K-5, High
School for grades 9-12, and a
Corporate Cotillion program
for adults.
The program, with head-
quarters in Charlotte, was
established in 1979 and has
licensed local cotillions
nationwide. The cotillion
includes five monthly classes
plus a Holly Ball and Spring
Ball. Says Winters, "The pro-
gram has met with equal
success in metropolitan
areas including Atlanta,
Orlando, Minneapolis,
Houston, and in small com-
munities across the country.
We believe it will be an

important addition to the
training of young people in
this area."
Application or nomina-
tions for cotillion director are
being received. For details,

www.nljc.com, or e-mail to
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Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire

Department Benefit Sale Sixth Grade Students at Wewahitchka

On Saturday, March Tuesday, March 15.
19th, the Mexico Beach tions can't be drop
Volunteer Fire Department call 648-4790 to scl
will have a rummage sale at pick up.
the Mexico Beach City Hall The sale will
located at 118 North 14th 7:00 a.m. and hotdo
Street in Mexico Beach. d d
Donations for the sale burgers and sodas w
may be dropped off at City sale for $2.00.
Hall, Monday thru Friday, Go out and enj(
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until of big bargains.

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Mexico Beach Civic Organization

The newly formed
Mexico Beach Civic
Organization will be heading
the drive "Register To Vote"
before the March 20 dead-
line. Supervisor of Elections,
Mark Andersen, will be in
Mexico Beach on Saturday
March 19 to sign up new vot-
The sign up booth will be
located at the Mexico Beach
Fire Station, where the fire
department will be having
their annual yard sale and
selling hamburgers and hot-
Voter sign up will be at
10 am CST. Civic Association

members will be on hand to
answer any questions and
pass out membership appli-

Elementary Welcome Home Champ

Traylor from Bagram, Afghanistan
Students at Wewahitchka Elementary School enjoyed
corresponding with Champ Traylor while he was on active
duty with the Army at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. On
Friday, he joined them at school to thank them for their let-
ters and candy. The students had many questions about his
duties while in Bagram. He told them how fortunate they are
to go to school, get an education and to be able to read and
think for themselves. During a slide show of Bagram Airfield,:
Champ described each picture showing where he slept,
worked; ate, and bathed. The students were very interested
in his description of the sand and how it resembled talcum :
powder. Champ is pictured under the oak tree that students Z
tied a yellow ribbon around when he left. After all that sand,:
he is glad to be home under an oak tree. Welcome home-

Hula Classes Beginning May

Lisa and Malia Faipea, of
the Kapakai Nalo Outrigger
Canoe Club, will be offering
hula classes beginning May
11 at the Community Center
in Port St. Joe.
Hula lessons will be held
on Thursday, with classes
for both children and adults.

Kids from ages 8-12 will
meet from 3-4:30, and ages
13 and up will meet from 7-
Lisa Faipea learned the
hula while in the army, sta-
tioned in Hawaii. Her daugh-
ter, Malia, began studying
hula at age five, and per-

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formed in Waikiki at age:
The Faipeas will teach.:
six basic steps, and when thle
summer ends, students will
be able to complete a full
hula routine.
The price for the classes-
is $25 per month or $10 per.i
Some of the proceeds will:
help with canoe club expens-:
es, and a percentage will beZ
given to local charity organi-
zations including the-
Humane Society and:
American Caner Society.
Classes will be limited to:
25 kids and 50 adults. If the:
demand for the classes
grows, another class may be
Information on hula:
classes in Wewahitchka will
be announced at a later date.
For registration informa-.
tion, contact Lisa Faipea at
227-7014 or the Kapakai
Nalo Outrigger Canoe Club
at 227-3343.

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327 E. 4th Street 3 Bedroom 1 Bath. Great Starter Home
in Wewahiockq. r PalJt r roof. Tongue
dad Grove ,J, plAul .,zp0 fl-0 l bath. Call
Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.

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451 Sandbar Drive- 3 BR/4.5 BA Executive style bay front
home overlooking the St. Joseph Bay. This home has many amenities
including formal living with fireplace, Bose stereo system throughout
home; and a master suite with garden tub. This is a must see.
Call' Susie White 800-451-2349. MLS# 102479

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330 Treasure Drive, 5 Bedrooms/3 Bath Gulf Front Home
'in Treasure Shores Subdivision. Large lot (75'x400'+/-) with
:FEMA Flood Insurance Available. Boardwalk to Beach and
ready for rental. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.

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7080 CR C-30, 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Gulf Front Home in
IFEMA Flood Insurance Area. Large open great room, 2 fire-
places, screened porches and open decks. Two car garage
with interior entrance. Large lot that can be subdivided. Call
Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.

'Villa San Pedro' offers an incredible location
in one PSJ best neighborhoods. Enjoy the
magnificent sunsets from the master bed-
room's 'hidden' porch. 4-bed/2.5 bath.
Large kitchen/family room + large formal liv-
ing and dining rooms. Fireplace in living and
master bedroom. Wonderful large rooms
and spaces. MLS#104004 $715,000
Call Natalie Shoaf at 850-227-4355
or email Natalie@c21 gulfcoastreal-

Property consists of three 75'X150'
lots. One with 3 Br 2 Ba home, a vacant lot,
and 1985 mobile home. Great property for
development just in the second block to
beach. Mobile home is good rental unit and
has. a current tenant. $850,000 MLS
103538 Call. Ellen Allemore 648-
5683 or 227-5146

105 Mimosa Ave. Port St. Joe -
Lovely 3 Br 2 Ba brick home on landscaped
1.5 lots located behind hospital with a park
in front of the home. Completely renovated -
beautiful kitchen cabinetry.Great fireplace in
living room. Large screen porch! Also, yard
building with electricity and huge
storage/crafts room in garage. Appliances
are 2 years old.Ready and waiting with no
hassle.Many amenities. $535,000 MLS
103510 Call Ellen Allemore 648-
5683 or 227-5146.

New Condition. Single level home with 3
BR/2 BA, Gourmet Kitchen. Nice open floor
plan with fireplace, screened porch and open
decks. Deeded beach and bay access.'X'
Flood Zone. MLS#101618. Only
$550,000. Call Mark Schultz at 850-

110 Money Bayou $675,000 -
Located just off C30A Remarks: Beautifully
designed inside and out on a 1 st tier lot with-
in steps to public beach. Home has bedroom
and half bath on ground level, master and
two full baths on the living level, great loft
with twin beds and a play area. Garage has
laundry, work area, and good storage.
Covered porch and sun deck and hot and
cold outside shower. FEMA available.

427 Cape Plantation Dr., Port St. Joe
- Best of both worlds quiet, near town, and
having a gorgeous view from screened car-
peted back porch and great room of your
home on the 16th green of St. Joseph Bay
Country Club! Lovely and well maintained 3
Br 2 Ba home recently renovated with new
carpet, appliances, and painted inside and
out. Beautiful fireplace in the great room.
Has surround sound, Direct TV, and elevator.
Many amenities Must see!
$495,000 MLS 104069 Call Ellen
Allemore for appointment 227-
5146 or 648-5683.

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125 Gulf Coast Circle Port St Joe -
4BR/2B home in great location. Very near
schools, college, churches and downtown
Port St Joe. This lovely home has hardwood
flooring, tile in kitchen and bathrooms, car-
pet, fireplace, Vinyl siding, metal roofing,
landscaping, gated subdivision. Approx
2800 square feet. Call Perky White
850-227-5164. MLS#101673

S/D ST. JOE BEACH Lovely 4 Br 2 Ba
large home on interior corner lot with some
Gulf view. Great for large family or one with
lots of company. Fireplace upstairs and two
complete kitchens one up and one down-
stairs. 2 story with plenty of deck and great
view!Landscaped yard with irrigation system.
Outside shower. Hot tub off master bath
upstairs. Near subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts. Many more amenities.
$695,000 MLS 103823 Call Ellen
Allemore 800-260-1137 or 850-

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BA Cottage fully furnished and located only steps
away from the beach. End of street has nice
boardwalk to beach. This is currently on the rental
program with Century 21. CALL CAROL BELL
4252. MLS#101570 $625,000

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616 Gulf Pines Drive Gorgeous 4 BR/3 BA
Gulfront home located in most prestigious subdivi-
sion. Federal Flood Insurance available. Has
never been on rental program. Enjoy magnificent
views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as breath tak-
ing sunsets while strolling on the white sandy
beaches. Great room features large well
equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, open living and
dining area, screened porch. Too many amenities
to list. By appointment only. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-
9600.MLS#101459 $1,695,000.00

1039 Hwy 71 South, Blountstown -
Great Business Investment! Approx. 6 Acres
with 600 feet on east right-of-way of Hwy 71
S. Large well maintained building with 4
restrooms, 8 small offices,12 larger offices
and more rooms. Additional area 84'X60'
with 10 work bays. Glass storefront with
stucco columns. Much potential and possibil-
ities! $900,000 MLS 104112. Call
Ellen 850-227-7146 or 800-260-
1137 Ext. 16.

St. Joe Beach,101 Nautilus Drive-This
property is within distance to St. Joe Beach
and is located in a nice subdivision. All appli-
ances will convey including washer and
dryer. Property has a well but is on city water
and a privacy fence around back yard.
mls#103531 $349,900

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901 D Hwy 98 Mexico Beach, FI 2
Bedroom/2.5 Bath Gulf front condo in the
heart of Mexico Beach. Enjoy white sandy
beaches and crystal blue waters along with
breathtaking sunsets from your front porch.
Fully equipped condo with great rental histo-
ry. $725,000.00. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046.
MLS# 102604

8876 Hwy 98, Beacon Hill Great view!
Has 3 BR/2 BA upstairs with entry from
Lightkeepers Dr. and 2 Br 2 Ba down with

upstairs and rent out downstairs, or use all
for yourself! Will look at offers prior to reno-
vations. $750,000 MLS 101275 Call
Ellen 850-227-5146

CAPE SAN BLAS-4 BR/3 BA gulf front
home. Enjoy breath taking views while relax-
ing in this lovely home. Raised ceilings, tiled
floors, carpet on staircase, granite counter
tops in bathrooms and kitchen, just too many
amenities to list. This is a must see home.
MLS# 100259 Call Susie White 850-
227-9600 or 227-4046.







Sweetwaterl 1- ce -' view lot with
FEMA available siJ;mPs.L235,000
* Overstreet Pine Breeze Subdivision located less than
a half mile from the Intra-Coastal Waterway. MLS#
103778 $135,000
* Mexico Beach, Interior lot This is within walking
distance to the beach. Underground utilities, paved streets,
curbing. MLS# 103753 $249,900
Sea Haven Estates lot #23. This great new sub-
division is just three blocks from beach. Subdivision
features landscaped entrance, curved roads.
Covenants and restrictions and architectural controls
are in place. MLS#102598 $205,000 Call
Natalie 850-227-4355
* Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision, Eastpoint. New
gated subdivision, pool, clubhouse, Apalachicola Bay
access. Three lots to choose from starting at

$175,000. Each over 1/3 acre. Call Brenda
Miller 850-227-5380 for details.
Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St.
Joe. Gated Community, Brick Pavers, underground utili-
ties. Close to schools, churches and downtown. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605.
Port St. Joe's newest business address
offers just 41 commercial lots with water front
views, tasteful landscaping with water fountains,
brick pavers and more! A charming "Old Florida"
planned development perfect for professional offices,
shops. Strict architectural control. Act fast
Lots starting at $299,900
Treasure Bay, C-30 -A bayview lot with deeded
access to the bay with a short drive to the beach.
mls#103582 $195,000
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices

starting at $11,550. MLS#98536.
* Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country living in
Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have very iht
C1pol K~nler ana ber.- een tranr and Douglas
Landings. Septic required. Lots starting at
MLS# 102736. This is a large 1st Tier lot just over
1/2 acre. Home site will have a great view of the
Gulf. Lot lines are staggered in this subdivision to
give greatest view advantage: 7552 Shoreline Drive,
Peninsula Estates, Cape San Bias. Call Diane
Scholz at 850/227-6297.
* 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great views of
Cape San Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk. Call Susie
White 800-451-2349 mls#102589 $695,000
* Paradise Gulf Bay Subdivision Interior lot.

* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in a pres-
tigious subdivision. Federal flood insurance available. Call
Ellen Allemore $1,500,000 mls#101604.
* 1st tier lot in the Cottages. Subdivision has pool,
cabana, lush landscaping and two beach accesses. Lot is
located in front of the access point and will have excellent
view. FEMA Flood Insurance available. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605
* 1st Tier Lot in Money Bayou area. Lot runs from
C-30 to Griffin Ave. Beside Beach Drive on point for easy
beach access and great view. Lot is large enough for house
and pool. FEMA Flood Insurance area. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Sunset Village- This development is located at
St. Joe Beach, surrounded by Windmark Beach
development. Amenities include pool, bath house,
landscaped entrance accented with brick pavers,
New Orleans style street lighting. Covenants and
Restrictions, Homeowners Association. Phase three is
now available. Lots start at $299,500


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lar delectables. The semi-self service
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New Hours:
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Dinner Buffet served from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm

Easter Sunday Buffet Menu
Assorted Appetizers
Lobster Bisque Seafood Gumbo
Fruit Salad Mixed Greens Salad
Prime Rib w/au jus and horseradish cream
Glazed Baked Ham Grouper w/Crab Stuffing
Pork Tenderloin w/Apple Sausage Stuffing
Shrimp Creole w/rice
Sugar Snap Peas w/carrots & almonds
Parsley New Potatoes,
Cucumbers in Sour Cream Dill Sauce
Assorted Desserts

Mad Hatter Fashion Show
Saturday, March 19th at 11.00

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Chico Needs A Good Home
Currently available for adoption at the Humane Society
are: Chico, extra nice chihuahua, male (pictured); Jetta,
beautiful lab/chow cross female; Boomer, Dachshund male
mix; Kojak, extra nice male, about seven months old; and
Nanook, a lively Corgi male.
Socks, nice male kitty, six months old, neutered and
shots; Crow, small male dog, good-natured, shy; Yuma, nice,
male kitty, six months old, neutered/shots; Max & Meagan,
Walker mix pups about five months old; and always cats and
kitties. Please go see!
For more information, contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjbhumanesociety.org.

Spring Break Art Encounter 2005 to be Held
The Spring Break Art techniques, be creative, and
Encounter 2005 will be held just have funl In this unique
from March 28 to April 1 and magical setting, the
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. emphasis is on fun and shar-
(CST) at the Visual Arts ing ideas. As always, the
Center, 19 East 4th Street, Visual Arts Center looks for-
Panama City. ward to seeing the kids and
The camp will offer the amazing art they create.
"drawing, paining and so This year's camp adven-
much more." Children ages ture will be taught by Colleen
five to 14 may. attend. The Rohan, a Florida certified
price is $125 for members teacher.
and $135 for non-members. To register, please con-
Joining the Art tact Tiffany Woessner,
Encounter is a great way to Education Coordinator at
meet other kids interested in (850) 769-4451, or visit
art as well as learn some new VACedu@comcast.net.

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by Heather Gavigan
Listen...do you hear
that? It sounds like air leak-
ing out of a balloon. I'd better
go make sure that a piece of
debris from the parking lot
resurfacing hasn't punc-
tured my tires. At least, I
would do that if I had a car.
Since that sound isn't from a
popped tire, it must be the
students of Port St. Joe High
School breathing a collective
sigh of relief. The FCAT test-
ing is finally over.
If there's one word I
never want to hear again, it's
"FCAT." In addition to the
testing requirements already
in place for 9th and 10th
grade students, 11th graders
had to take the new science
section. We seniors escaped
this addition to the FCAT
because we're special. Alas,
even the almighty seniors
aren't special enough to
avoid the norm-reference
test. After two weeks of test-
ing, I think students and
teachers alike are ready for a
break. Where are those hur-
ricanes when we need them?
The 2005 baseball and
softball seasons are well
under way. As of last week,
the Lady Sharks had won
two games in a row and hope
to continue their winning
streak. The baseball team
has experienced both wins
and losses, but they remain
optimistic. Senior Travis
Burge says, "We are expected
to have a good season
because we have eleven
seniors." We hope Travis'
prediction comes true. Good
luck to all Shark athletes!
Seniors, mark your cal-
endars for these dates.
Underclassmen, some of
these dates apply to you, too.
March 31 Final pay-

ment ($50) due for senior trip
April 9 ACT at Port St.
Joe High School
April 16 Prom
April 29 & 30 Grad Nite
May 7 SAT at Port St.
Joe High School
May 9 Gold Card
Banquet 7 pm
May 13 Last day for
May 22 Baccalaureate
6 pm
May 23 Graduation 7
pm, followed by Project
Also remember that cap
and gown portraits are here,
and the proofs are due by
March 18.
Also on March 18, the
Northwest Florida Blood
Center will be having a blood
drive at Port St. Joe High
School from 9 am to 2 pm.
Even our seniors aren't too
special to donate.
The drama class's per-
formance of Alice in
Wonderland has been sched-
uled for May 4 at 7 pm. More
information will become
available as the date of the
performance approaches.
Don't miss your chance to
see what I'm sure will .be a
dramatic masterpiece;
In just two short
months, it will be not only
the end of the school year,
but the end of a 13-year-long
career for the Class of 2005.
I hope the rest of the year
will be eventful and fun for
all of Port St. Joe High
School's students. To my
classmates, I say, "Enjoy the
rest of your senior year, and
don't do anything I wouldn't

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Peacebulders of the Week March 14- 18 are saved by blood transfu- Society.
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Front Row from Left: Pre-K-Khayyon Zaccaro;
Kindergarten-Cassidy House; 1st Grade-Savannah Gibson.
Back Row from Left: 2nd Grade-Alexis Lyden; 3rd
Grade-Alex Hodge; 4th Grade-Simone Barnwell; 5th Grade-
Grant Malvestuto.

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lives by donating blood this
Friday, March 18, at Port St.
Joe High School.
The drive is coordinated
by the Northwest Florida

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until 2 p.m. EST. Donors
must be 17 years old and
weigh at least 110 pounds to
donate blood. Make sure to
bring a valid photo ID.

Port St. Joe Elementary School welcomed Timothy Weeks,
the author of the children's book, The Wise Mullet of Cook
Bayou, and his mother, Jeanne Weeks, the book's illustrator, to
a book reading on Monday in the school's media center.
Pictured above are Jeanne Weeks, Timothy Weeks and Port St.
Joe Elementary's media specialist, Anne Barrier, with students
John Keigans, Brandi Barnes, Dayja Adams, Matthew Keigans,
Sawyer Raffield and Spencer Raffield.




Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

Imagine walking into a
ritzy department store to pur-
chase expensive clothing or
jewelry. Now imagine your
surprise when you find the
store lighted with a few dim 40-
watt bulbs hanging from the
ceiling. Unable to tell navy
blue from black, or diamonds
from zircon, wouldn't you feel
that the store was playing in
the wrong league?
What if, across the street,
another store offered merchan-
dise that really dazzled your
senses? Brilliant diamonds in
crystal clear showcases, strik-
ing mannequins adorned with
the latest fashions. Which
store would get your business?
Now imagine you're selling
your home. Will buyers see a
freshly painted exterior and
neatly trimmed yard? Inside,
will the aroma of fresh baked
bread or cinnamon rolls bom-

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mer. harndlse their wares to
appeal to your senses, you
must do the same with your
home to attract serious buyers
who comparison-shop. To be
chosen, a home must reflect
pride-of-ownership and the
greatest possible value for the
Capitalize on the condition
of your home by asking your
real estate agent to "walk-
through," giving you ideas to
improve its curb appeal. Now
make all needed or cosmetic
improvements before the home
is shown. You'll find that a
house offered for sale in model
home condition can actually
create competition among buy-
ers for its purchased

Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
.1085 Cape San Bias Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
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Your Reliable REALTOR

I Want to Earn Your Business

Kenneth D. Siprell has joined Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. as a sales associate.
Jay Rish, the company's broker and owner, stated that Ken's professional attitude and
work ethic will be a valuable asset to both the company and the people of Gulf
County and Mexico Beach.

Ken, who grew up in Apalachicola, has returned to our area after successful careers
in the U.S. Army and German business. Ken completed The Army Ranger School,
earning the coveted Ranger Tab while stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY. He then volun-
teered for Army Special Forces, and after completing his parachute and special forces
training, he earned the right to wear the Green Beret.

Ken retired from the Army in June 2000 as a Sergeant Major. After leaving the Army
he went to work for WEB.DE, Germany's most popular Internet portal, where he
worked as a strategic project manager. He was responsible for several successful
products and managed investments in four different companies.

Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty. Inc. was the real estate sales leader for Gulf County
in 2004.Take advantage of its expertise and marketing power to sell your home and
find your next one.

Mobile: (850) 340-0567
Email: ken@floridaisgreat.com

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101 S. 33rd St. Mexico Beach, FL 32456
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WHITE CITY -"White Home:' 405 Charles
Ave. Outstanding custom built 3 bedroom, 2
bath, 3522 +/- sq.ft. home on 5 acres! Features
include master bath whirlpool, pantry, fireplace,
office/studio, 2-car garage, fish pond on premis-
es; 2 blocks from Intracoastal Waterway.
$625,000. MLS#103614

"Powell Home," 109 Bay to Beach Dr.
Sensational 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1733 +/- sq. ft.
fully furnished home offers incredible views
from every angle! Features include multiple
fireplaces, screened porch, private Bay access
with working dock nearby. $1,995,000.
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Apalachicola Carrabelle
For 'All Your
Financial Needs

Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159

W. P. "Rocky Comforter
(850) 227-1818

(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies

Every Thursday at 7 p.m. 27 Sixth Street
St. Patrick's Church Hall Apalachicola
Nine Gamest! Two Jackpots!!

Good.Shepherd JCtheran Church
929 South Tyndall parkway
Panama City, Aorida 32404
phone 871-6311

Regdar Sunday Worship at 8:00 a.m. n 10:30 a.m
Sunday School /ddult tible Study at 9:15 a.m.
f stlfed nuery is provided during the
Sunday School hour and 10:30 worship service.
lease accept this special invitation to be our guest

'WIN The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
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!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
RePerend Chris Btshtp

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time c
10:45 a.m. a
Adult School
11:00 a.m. -
*Sunday School
*Young Children
ng Ch iden ih 71/ Cecil Cosin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rei. J. Relia yameron

First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 a.m, CST & 9:30 a.m. CST
Sunday School: 10:45 am. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev, Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET
'Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm

B f1St Baptist Churcfi
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ............................ 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service ......8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................................6:00 pm
Evening W orship .............................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ......7:49 am ET

Rev. Thomas Guido, Pascor
The Catholic Church of Gulf County
Welcomes You
St Joseph St Lawrence Mission
20th & Monument Hwy 71 North
Port St Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule
4:00 pm Sat. (ET)
9:30 am Sun. (ET) 11:00 am Sun. (CT)
Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm Fridays
March 16th, 7:00 pm Penance Service &
Contemporary Stations of the Cross
Holy Weerk Schedulte
Holy Thursday 3/24 -7:00 pm
Good Friday 3/25 -- 5:00 pm 7:00 pm (CT)
Holy Saturday -3/26 -- 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday 3/27-- 9:30 am 11:00 am (CT)
11:30 am

Community-wide Easter

Sunrise Service March 27

507 10th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111

1602 Highway 98,
Mexico Beach
(85016484400* 888-385-1844

William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

209-211 Reid Ave.,
Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278

The Port St. Joe Ministerial Association
will sponsor its annual community-wide Easter
Sunday Service on Sunday, March 27 at 7 a.m.
The event is open to the public and will be held

Holy Week Revival at New
Bethel A.M.E. Church
Holy week is the heart and center of the
liturgical year. New Bethel A.M.E. Church,
located at 146 Ave. C, will hold a Holy Week
Revival, March 21-23. Services will begin at 7
pm each evening.
The Rev. Michael Henderson, pastor of
Mikes Creek Baptist Church of Gaffney, S.C.,
will be the messenger.
Pastor Jimmfe L. Williams III and the New
Bethel A.M.E. Church family invite everyone to
join in the Holy Week Revival as we experience
Jesus' journey to the resurrection.

White City First Baptist

Celebrates Homecoming
The First Baptist Church of White City will
be having its 46th annual Homecoming cele-
bration on March 20.
Our guest speaker will be Brother Dennis
Pledger of Lynn Haven, along with special
music from Sisters Brenda Morse, Patricia
Goodwin and Sheila Tyson.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. EST, to be
followed by a covered dish lunch.
All are'invited to celebrate with us in fel-
lowship, testimony and praising our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ.

St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
Mexico Beach AARP will hold a St.
Patrick's Day Luncheon on March 18 at the
First United Methodist Church, located at 112
N. 22nd St in Mexico Beach.
Please bring a dish to share; corned beef
and cabbage will be provided.
Members and their guests are welcome.
RSVP before March 11.
For more information, contact Eleanor at
648-2144 or Emma at 648-2161.

Thank You from Lovett Family
We would like to express our sincere
thanks to all the family and friends for their
many prayers, flowers, food, cards, phone
calls, visits, and support shown to us during
the loss of a dear wife and loving mother. A
special thank you to the Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church and the Church of God for all
their hospitality.
James "Goober" Lovett, Ricky Lovett, Terry
Lovett and Family of Minnie Lee Lovett.

Gospel Sing at ABE
Springs Baptist Church
There will be a Gospel Sing at the ABE
Springs Baptist Church on Saturday, March
19. The sing will begin at 6 pm CST. Featured
singers will be the Bluegrass Kingswood Group
from Southport, along with local talent.
Pastor Allen Pitts and congregation extend
a warm invitation to everyone to come and be
a part of this. The church is located at 13913
SW CR 275. For more information, call 674-
4376 or 674-5880 and leave a message.

Men's Day Observance
The Men of New Bethel A.M.E. Church will
observe Annual Men's Day on Sunday, March
20. Church school will convene at 9:30 a.m.
The morning worship service will at 11 a.m.
The theme for this special service is "Men
Listening to the Voice of God." The dress for the
occasion is blue and white.
The guest speaker is Rev., Dr. Thomas L.
Bess, Sr. of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Atlanta.
Pastor Jimmie L. Williams III is the pastor
and Brother Eddie Fields is Chairman, and
Brother Herbert Beard is Co-Chairman.
The church is located at the corner of Ave.
C. and Hwy. 98. Go out and enjoy this festive

Pastor Appreciation Services
It's that time of the year once again, to
come together in praise and worship to God for
a wonderful servant-pastor.
The Body of Christ.Jesus Church family,
invite you and your congregation to come and
help bless and appreciate Pastor and Overseer
Wilhelmina Swanston, a shepherd of God
that's so well deserving.
March 19th & 20th services will be held at
The Body of Christ Jesus Church at 106
Harbor Street, in Port St. Joe. Saturday night
services begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday morning
worship 11:30 a.m.Come and join in the cele-
bration of a joyous occasion.

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Touching Lives...

One Heart At A Time
A community of Worship. Work. and Witness to the glory of God


March 6 May 8
1601 LongAvenue Port St.Joe,FL
For More Information Call 229-8691

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

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

Worship on Wednesday:

at Frank Pate Park.
This year's speaker will be the Rev. Johnny
Jenkins, pastor of New Life Christian Center.
Rev. Andrew Rutherford of Family Life Church,
Rev. Lee Cordell of Grace Baptist Church, and
Dr. Bill Taylor of Faith Bible Church will also be
on the program sharing in music and prayer.
An offering will be taken for the ministry of the
Ministerial Association.
The PSJ Ministerial Association is com-
prised of pastors from area churches who pro-
claim Christ as Savior and the Bible as the
Word of God. The Ministerial Association not
only provides fellowship for pastors in southern
Gulf County, but also works with area busi-
nesses and local leaders in order to help tran-
sients, the needy and assist in selection of com-
munity efforts.

"Passion Play" at

Beach Baptist Chapel
Beach Baptist Chapel will present the
"Passion Play" the story of Jesus' death and
Resurrection, March 24, Thursday night at
7:00 pm and March 27, Sinday morning at
11:00 am (EST). We will also present a portion
of the play at our Easter morning sunrise
Service on March 27, Sunday morning at 7:00
am (EST) at Beacon Hill Park. Everyone is invit-
ed to attend.

Holy Week Observance at

First United Methodist
The First United Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe will observe their annual holy week ser-
vice March 21 through 25 at noon.
Guest speakers will bring a 15-minute
message followed by a soup and sandwich
Local ministers who will participate are:
Monday, Dan Rhodes of First United Methodist
Church; Tuesday, Bruce Duty of Long Avenue
Baptist Church; Wednesday, Lee Cordell of
Grace Baptist Church; Thursday, Dane
Fernandez of Oak Grove Assembly of God;
Friday, Brent Vickery of First Baptist Church.
Following the message each day, a soup
and sandwich luncheon will be served in the
fellowship hall. Everyone in the community is
welcome to come any time during the service or
luncheon. Come and share fellowship with
friends as we observe the holy week.

Healthcare Awareness Seminar
The Gulf County United Community
Development and the New Life Christian Center
Church family will host a Healthcare
Awareness Seminar on Friday, March 18 at 6
pm EST at the church.
The theme for this community-wide pro-
gram is "Working Toward Wellness for a
Healthier Tomorrow."
The New Life Christian Center, under the
pastorships of Brother Johnny Jenkins, Jr. and
Sister Shirley Jenkins, is located at 504 6th
Street in Port St. Joe.
A variety of free healthcare services per-
formed by professional providers will be avail-
able. Free gift bags with helpful materials will
be given away, and there will be an opportuni-
ty to win door prizes. Refreshments will be
served and the public is welcome to attend.

Easter Program at

Thompson Temple
Anyone wishing to participate in the Easter
Program at Thompson Temple, please come out
starting Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Any questions, please call Sister Mary Jane
Tiller at 229-2684 or Sister Tina Register at

Beach Baptist Dinner Menu
The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for March 23, will be
cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, dessert and
tea. Dinners may be eaten in or taken out and
are served from 4 to 6 p.m. EST. A $5 donation
per plate is appreciated.
The church is located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach. Call 647-3950 to place
Everyone is welcome.
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Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
SAll Times are EST


Dan Rhodes

Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries

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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westlrook, Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m. -
Fastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday


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Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
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 647-3950 Home 769-8725

You're .Among friends at
Oak Grove assembly of God
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office:850227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe.
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
SundaySchool 9:45am Mld Week Meal 5:00pm
MorningTWorship 10:45am Mid Week Bible Study 6:l1pm
Kids on the (Moe 10:45am .Mnistry In Actlon 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:lspm
Men's Ministry Monda -'6:30pm
L Ladies Ministry-Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise < Worship- ?Peachlng the Pure Word

Family Life Church
"Touching lives with the Love of Jesus'
Join us in worship ... P ort St. Joe
10:30 Sunday Morning Apolchicowy 98Panama City
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
& I.
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Famil ife Churh
Visit our website at:
famillifechurch.net V Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

The Potter's House
-:. 8Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday
School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

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Sin the Community"

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

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study; 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. CT

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

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Boyd Staff Holds Office Hours in Port St. Joe

A member of
Congressman Allen Boyd's
(D-North Florida) staff will be
visiting Port St. Joe on the
third Thursday of every
month so the people of Gulf
County have the opportunity
to personally discuss issues
concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's
staff is trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of
issues relating to various

Pauline Owens McGill
Pauline Owens McGill
passed away Sunday, March
13 at Baptist Hospital in
Pensacola, Florida. Pauline
was born March 11, 1925 in
DeLand, and spent the
majority of her life in Port St.
Joe. Pauline was a loving
and devoted wife, mother,
and grandmother. Nothing
brought her greater joy than
spending time with her fami-
ly! She enjoyed reading and
loved to paint. She was a
member of the Bagdad
United Methodist Church in
Bagdad, FL and her faith in
the Lord was her strength
throughout life
'She was preceded in
death by her parents Andy
and Jessie Owens, and two
infant sons.
Pauline is survived by
her husband of 57 years G.E.
McGill Jr.; two daughters,
Vicki M. Smith (Buddy), and
Charlene M. Power (Miller);
five grandchildren, Amp
Power, Ashley Clark (John),
Aidrew Power, Kerrie
Dbnsman (Hal), and L.
Hunter Smith; and two great
grandchildren, Hayes
Anderson Densman and
Atabella Rose Clark.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 am, EST
Wednesday, March 16 at
First United Methodist
Church in Port St. Joe. The
Rev. Dan Rhodes will be offi-
ciating with the Rev. David
Fernandez assisting.
Interment will follow in Holly
Hill Cemetery., A visitation
will be held from 10 until 11
ain EST prior to the service
in the sanctuary.
: Her grandsons and a
nephew will serve as active
pallbearers and the United

federal agencies. It is impor-
tant to the Congressman
that his staff is available for
those who are not able to
travel to either his Panama
City or Tallahassee offices.
Office hours with
Congressman Boyd's staff
will be Thursday, March 17,
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. EST
at the Gulf County
Courthouse Administrative
Annex in Port St. Joe.

Methodist Women will serve
as honorary pallbearers. All
friends of the family are
invited to attend.
Funeral arrangements
are under the directions of
Comforter Funeral Home.

Edra Peacock
Mrs. Edra Peacock, 71,
of the Evergreen Community
passed away Monday
evening, March 7, in the
Emory University Hospital in
Atlanta, Ga.
She was born in
February of 1934 to Luther
and Flossie Pumphrey and
was a life long resident of
Jackson County. She was
Protestant in faith and devot-
ed to the Sunland communi-
ty and really loved her fami-
ly. She will be remembered
for her love and charity. Mr.
and Mrs. Peacock were
blessed with many friends in
the Indian Pass and Port St.
Joe area over the years as
they enjoyed frequent vaca-
tions in Gulf County.
She is survived by her
loving husband of 51 years,
Glenn Peacock of Marianna;
four children, Sarah Jackson
of Holmes County, Wilma
Peacock, Angie Carpenter
and George Peacock, all of
Marianna; six grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren;
one brother, Alfred
Pumphrey of Marianna; two
sisters, Elvia Pittman of
Marianna and Eunice Fallin
of Sylvester, Ga.
Mrs. Peacock's family
held a private funeral service
at 11:00 a.m.' Wednesday,
March 9, in the Peacock
Family Cemetery with
Chaplain Ruthie Moore offi-
ciating and Markham
Funeral Home of Marianna


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Congressman Boyd has
received the "Spirit of
Enterprise" award from the
United States Chamber of
Commerce for his strong
support of a pro-economic
growth legislative agenda in
the second session of the
108th Congress.
"It is such an honor to
receive this award from the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce,"
said Congressman Boyd.

Markham Funeral Home
of Marianna handled all

Dorothy M. Woodard
Dorothy M. Woodard, 98,
of Havana, Fla., joined her
husband, Liddon Woodard
Sr., in heaven on March 8,
2005. Mrs. Woodard was
born on September 8, 1906
-in Wausau, Fla. She was
retired from the Florida State
Hospital in Chattahoochee
and was an active member of
the First Baptist Church and
the 39ers Choir until moving
to Havana in 1997. She is
survived by her children,
Lavinia Radel and Edna
Vause of Havana, Dorothy
Hamm (Benton) of
Wewahitchka, Joyce Deason
(Earnest) of Havana, and
Liddon Woodard Jr. (Lynda)
of Tallahassee. She is sur-
vived by her grandchildren,
Gall Baxley, Lanette Radel,
Sonya Coley and Cathy
Monroe of Havana, Debbie
Lindsey of Wewahitchka, the
Rev. Richard Hamm, Cindy
Doolan of Charlotte, N.C.,
and Wayne Deason of
Tallahassee; great-grandchil-
dren, Casi Knowles, Torey
Christi, Christy Davis,
Amanda Baxley, Ben Taylor,
Richie, Brandon, and
Lindsay Hamm, Leah and
Garrett Monroe, Kristen and
Brent Doolan; and one great-
great-grandchild, Kayla
Hamm. Funeral services
were held at the First Baptist
Church in Chattahoochee
on March 11. Memorial con-
tributions may be made in
her name to the Florida
Baptist Children's Home,
8415 Buck Lake Road,
Tallahassee, FL 32317.

First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach hel
STsunami Benefit on Saturday, March 5.
S Thank You To The Businesses That Donated an
Helped Make This Day A Huge Success; A Great Time WI
Had By All and For Such a Good Cause.
S Total from fish fry, silent auction, and special offering
.. totaling over $8,000.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all those who donate
their time in helping for such a good cause. Thanks to a
Swho donated all the delicious desserts, we had a good vari
Sety and boy were they good!
The community really came through between helping
Sand donating. Its great to live in such an area to know w
0 all pull together and help those in need. God Bless You Al]
Our sincerely apology to any donors not acknowledged.
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'The federal government can
play a meaningful role in
providing economic opportu-
nity for our businesses, and I
am proud to work with the
Chamber of Commerce to
promote more economic
growth. Our. communities
are stronger because of the
work and dedication of the
local chambers and their
membership, and I will con-
tinue to support our cham-
bers and the issues that are
important for the economic
development of North
The Chamber awards the
"Spirit of Enterprise" based
on rankings it gives members
of Congress for key business
votes. Among the key votes
counted by the Chamber in
2004, were votes on medical
liability reform, the US-
Australia free trade agree-
ment, pension reform and
tax relief.

Social Security
Community Meeting
On Monday, April 4,
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) will host a
community meeting for con-
stituents to express their
concerns and ask questions
about Social Security.
Congressman Boyd will also
explain the Social Security
reform legislation he has
recently introduced in
"With the debate over
Social Security reform domi-
nating national news pro-
grams, I urge the residents of
SGulf and Franklin Counties
to attend the community
meeting so we can personal-
ly discuss the issue of Social
Security," said Congressman
Boyd. "This meeting will
allow for an open and honest
discussion about Social
Security, the long term,
financial problems with the
system, and the possible
solutions for fixing this vital
program so that all
Americans can have a safe
and secure retirement."
Social Security
Community Meeting with
Congressman Allen Boyd
Monday, April 4, 2005 11:30
am 12:30 pm EDT Gulf
Coast Community College
3800 Garrison Avenue, Port
St. Joe.

"As America's economy
strengthens, we are clearly
seeing the benefits of sup-
porting pro-growth policies
in Congress,", said Chamber
President and CEO.Thomas
Donohue. "On key issues like
cutting taxes, trade and
health care reform, the
award recognizes the law-
makers who are paving the
way for our. continued eco-
nomic expansion."
Chamber -designated
"key votes" are recorded floor
votes on issues established
as priorities by the
Chamber's board of directors
and on which the Chamber
communicates its position

.prior to the vote. Members of
Congress who support the
Chamber's position on at
least 70 percent of key votes,
receive the "Spirit of
Enterprise" award.

Sunrise Easter Service

on Mexico Beach

Sunday, March 27th

beginning at 6:00 a.m11. (CDT)

Bring y'outi beach chair and
blanket to the Sea Strcct Ramp
on HI\y. 98 and fcllowsship in
the joy' of the season amidst
Gods glorious creations.

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March 19 Gulf County Courthouse

9 AM 3 PM Eastern Time
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Keyboards, Printers, Scanners, etc.
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NOTICE is hereby given that the Walter H. Roberson
Irrevocable Trust, by and through Ralph C. Roberson,
Managing Trustee, has requested the City of Port St. Joe
to voluntary annex the land shown on the map attached
hereto. The land is located adjacent to the North right of
way line of Highway 98, in Highland View, and is oth-
erwise known as Block J, Bayview Heights Subdivision as
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 26, Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida, commonly known as the Bayview
Heights Subdivision, Block J. An exact legal description
of the property and Ordinance No. 318 are on file with
the City Clerk at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, and may be
inspected there.
The City will consider the adoption of Ordinance No.
DATE, which will be the annexing ordinance aplplicable
to the above land at its regular meeting on April 5,
2005, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., EST, in the City Commission
Meeting Room, Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin,
St. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida. All interested persons
may appear and be heard.

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Seniors: for the
need it, it's time
"AARP Senior Drive
Program." The Mexic
Chapter #4325 of
sponsoring this pro
the Mexico Beac
Center, behind
Realty. It will be
Tuesday and Wed
March 22 and 23 a
CT. This highly effect
very's refresher co
approved and encou
the state and federal
ments. It is for all dr
years of age and
Classes will be pres
New Exhibi
Gallery of A
A retrospective
works of art that t
from the Psychedelic
the new millenni
Panama City artis
Jankowski, will opei
March 18 and S:
March 19, at the G
Art, 36 West Beac
from 4-8 p.m. in do
Panama City.
A native of Brool
where he has exhibit
ated, taught and p
for 40 years, the
includes in his exhib
ings, prints, sculpt
lage, assemblages
video, sound perfi
and installations a
"visionary works of
with intuitive revelat
Since relocating
County, the artist ha
ited at the Visual Ar
the Eileen West Ga
Port Washington,
Facets photo exhibit,
of Trees, the Panhan
and the Mask Parade
The public is in
meet the artist Frida
18, from 4-8 p.n
Saturday, March 19,
5 p.m. and view the
from 1-5 p.m. wee
until April 13. Thez
charge for gallery exl
The Spring Tide
will provide Friday e
For information (
785-7110 or 763-24:

Senior Driver


ose who two four-hour sessions over
for the a two-day period. It will be
r Safety instructed by Dick
co Beach McLaughlin. a trained AARP
AARP is volunteer. Upon completion
)gram at of the course, a certificate
h Civic will be issued to each partic-
Parker ipant to give or send to your
held on insurance company for a dis-
dnesday, count on your auto insur-
.t 9 a.m. ance. It is good for the next
active dri- three years at which time the
)urse is course must be taken again.
raged by There are no examinations,
I govern- no driving tests and no
rivers 50 chance of losing your license.
d older. To cover some of the expens-
3ented in es, a fee of $10 per person,
preferably in the form of a
Lt at check made out to AARP, will
be collected.
Art This highly effective dri-
ver program, approved and
exhibit, encouraged by the state and
:ake one federal governments, is being
60s into presented to reduce traffic
um, by accident, violations and
5t Matty fatalities for senior citizens
n Friday, and their loved ones. We
saturday, want to show senior drivers
allery of how to cope with the age-
ry o related physical changes
h Dnve they all face, how to become
downtown more aware of, and handle
hazardous road and weather
klyn, NY, conditions. We will cover the
.ted, cre- new laws, highway signs,
published road marking and the safety
e artist aspect of driving. We will
,it paint- review the dangers of alco-
ure, col- hol, medications and the two
in combination. Also covered
, film' will be ways to avoid the
ormance criminal while getting into,
i body of out of, or driving a car. These
art filled are just a few of the topics
ions." covered.
Sto Bay Who needs this course?
as exhib- According to all government
t Center, and insurance company
gallery in reports, every driver age 50
Faces and over needs to re-evaluate
Fes their abilities on the road. If
Syou have 'never taken the
ndle Fair course, or it has been over
e. three years since you have,
avited to you need it now for your
y, March insurance discount. Please
m. and don't, be one of those people
, from 1- who believe there is nothing
e exhibit more to learn because you
ek days have been driving for 40, 50,
re is no or 60 years. Millions of peo-
hibits. ple that have .taken this
Q course would disagree. Make
Quartet your reservation now since
yening's space is limited. Call Dick or
Ruth McLaughlin (850) 648-
call 850- 3067. Walk-ins welcome (if
20. the class is not filled.)

David & Faye Thompson

Thompsons Hit Gold

David and Faye
Thompson will celebrate
their 50th wedding anniver-
sary on April 2 at the First
Baptist Church of Port St.
David and Faye were
married on April 8, 1955, in
the First Baptist Church in
Americus, Ga., by the Rev.
David Causey, a cousin of
the groom, and Rev.

Cranfield Brown. They have
been blessed with five sons
and have 14'grandchildren
and 2 great grandchildren.
All friends are invited to
attend the celebration and
those who wish to attend are
asked to call Gloria
Thompson at 648-5902 or
890-0429 by March 25. No
gifts, please.

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Sandors Celebrate 50th

Established 1 937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

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Elmo and Shirley Sandor
of Overstreet will be celebrat-
ing their 50th wedding
anniversary on Saturday,
March 26 at 2 pm CST.
This celebration will be
hosted by their children at
The Old House at 584 Old
Panama Highway in

Friends of the family will
be welcome to come cele-
brate this event.
Shirley and Elmo were
married April 1, 1955 at the
Church of Christ in Pinellas
'Park, Fl. and moved to Gulf
County in 1977.


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The Apalachicola at 261 7th Street in
National Estuarine Research Apalachicola.
Reserve will celebrate a spe- The event will feature a
cial Seagrass Awareness Day live seagrass tank, exhibits
on March 31 from 10 a.m. to and presentations on non-
4 p.m. at the reserve, located damaging boating practices,

Free Dogwood Trees

Ten free white flowering
dogwood trees will be given
to each person who joins the
National Arbor Day
Foundation during March.
The free trees are part of
the nonprofit foundation's
Trees for America campaign.
"White flowering dog-
woods will add year-round
beauty to your home and
neighborhood," John
Rosenow, the Foundation's
president, said. "Dogwoods
have showy spring flowers,
scarlet autumn foliage, and
red berries which attract
songbirds all winter."
The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the right time for
planting between March 1

and May 31 with enclosed
planting instructions. The
six to 12 inch trees are guar-
anteed to grow or they will be
replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a
subscription to Arbor Day,
the foundation's monthly
publication, and The Tree
Book, with information
about tree planting and care.
To become a member of
the foundation and receive
the free trees, send a $10
contribution to Ten Free
Dogwood Trees, National
Arbor Day Foundation, 100
Arbor Avenue, Nebraska
City, NE, 68410, by March
31, or go online to arbor-

a demonstration on. how biol-
ogists assess seagrass health
and damage from boats, and
fun activities which include
word puzzles, building a sea-
grass community and view-
ing microscopic organisms
that live in and on seagrass.
March is Seagrass
Awareness Month statewide.
Awareness of the problems
facing this vital natural
resource will help: to create
an understanding .of the
ways seagrass damage can
impact both the economic
and ecological value of our
marine resources. The health
of organisms in our estuaries
and the Gulf of Mexico
depends largely upon the
health of the region's sea-

grass habitats.
Major threats to sea-
grass include coastal devel-
opment, dredge and fill pro-
jects and deteriorating water
quality. Direct impacts from
improper vessel operation in
bays and other shallow water
areas, especially from pro-
peller scarring, represent a
significant threat to seagrass
habitat that can be easily
avoided. Come learn more
about how you can be part of
the solution.
For more information.
contact the Reserve at 850-

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Mann & Cross

Mr. and Mrs. John Mann
of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and
Mrs. Tessa Coleman of
Smyrna, Tenn., are pleased
to announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of
their daughter, Angela Nicole
Mann, of Montgomery, Al., to
Michael Steplen Cross, Jr.,
of Montgomery, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Michael S..Cross,
Sr., of Crawfordville, Fl.
The bride-elect is the
granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Mann of Oliver
Springs, Tenn., Mrs. Louise
Renfro of Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
and the late Ralph Renfro.
Angela graduated from
Lebanon High School in
Lebanon, Tenn. in 2002.
The future groom is the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs.

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Riley Clifton of Crawfordville,
the late Donald E. Dempsey,
Sr., Juanita K. Cross of Port
St. Joe and the late Marvin
K. Cross. Stephen graduated
from Wakulla High School in
Crawfordville in 2002.
The bride-elect and her
fiance are both in the United
States Air Force and are cur-
rently stationed at Maxwell
Air Force Base in
Montgomery. Angela is a
medical technician and
Stephen is in medical admin-
The couple will be joined
in holy matrimony on
Saturday, May 21 at 2 pm
CST at Maxwell Air Force
Base in Chapel #2. All
friends and relatives are
invited to attend.

Crystal Maria Rice & Steven Lyle Ake


Amy Alatia Buzzett & William Scott Croker

Buzzett/Croker to Wed

Mr. and Mrs. William Rex
Buzzett, of Port St. Joe,
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of
their daughter, Amy Alatia
Buzzett to William Scott
Croker, son of Mrs. Dorothy
Teel Croker: and the late
William T. Croker of Smyrna,
Amy is the granddaugh-
ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.
Barton Abstein, Sr. of
Tallahassee and Mr. and
Mrs. B.G. Buzzett of Port St.
Scott is the grandson of
the late Mr. and Mrs. George
Teel of Pine Mountain, Ga.,
and Mrs. Talmadge Croker
and the late Talmadge
Croker of Atlanta.
Amy is a 1997 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School
and graduated from the
University of Florida with a
B.S. in Public Relations. She
received her M.A. in
Teaching Early Childhood
Education from Oglethorpe
University in December

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The wedding is planned
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Steven Lyle Ake' and
Crystal Maria Rice of
Wewahitchka ,would like to
announce. their engagement
and forthcoming marriage.
Crystal is Athe daughter
of David Rice and the late
Dinah Stewart, and the-.
granddaughter of Mai and
the late& Fredrick Rice,
Christina and the late
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Second Street in
Wewahitchka. A reception
will follow at the
Wewahltchka Community
Center. All friends and family
are Invited to attend.

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Social Season in Full Swing at

St. Joe Community Center

If you are seeking fun
activities and opportunities
to socialize with other adults,
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center is gearing up for some
great activities for this com-
munity. For example, there
will be a dinner/dance on
March 11 featuring fine
music from the talented jazz
saxophonist, Hurricane
Tickets are $10 and will
be sold in advance or at the
Good Friday brings Good
March 25 will bring a
Good Friday Gospel Concert,
featuring recording artist
and local performer, Jim
Wood, Pastor Tim and
Wanda Bailey of the
Highland View Church of
God and Mary Lou Cumbie

from the Port St. Joe Church
of God. What more joyous
way to observe the Easter
season. Tickets are $4,00 in
advance or at the door.
Coming back to Gulf
County, we'll be playing
Bingo every Tuesday night.
The start-up date will be
announced soon.
The Community Center
now has a new look and a
new attitude. Stay tuned for
further announcements on
these and other events. Get
ready for more good times in
Port St. Joe. Call Sandy or
Jim at 229-8466 for addi-
tional information or to pur-
chase your tickets in
advance. Funds raised go
directly into programs for
senior citizens of Gulf

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Directions: from Carrabelle Anchor\j Directions:t entrance to Gramercy is just
office travel west on Hwy 98. Turn right east of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 98. (Meet sales
on Seventh Street. Go down three blocks, agent at guard gate office for an escort to
Home is on left. house).
Three bedroom, two bath house is only Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
three blocks from river and public boat 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
landing. MLS#104164. Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
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Gulf Coast Community

College Director Visits

Mrs. Laura Ropelis, the
director of the Gulf Coast
Community College Gulf
/Franklin Center in Port St.
Joe, spoke to the Junior stu-
dents at Wewahitchka High
School on Thursday, March
10. Mrs. Ropelis invited the
Juniors and their parents to
the annual Junior Night at
the Gulf/Franklin Center on
April 4, from 6 until 8 pm
CST. There will be free enter,
tainment, food, and door
prizes. The Singing
Commodores will provide the
entertainment and Gant's
BBQ will be serving the food-
and it is all FREE. The stu-

The young gentlemen at. prom attire show earlier in
Wewahitchka High School the year to demonstrate the
who are attending the prom many styles and varieties of
on April 9 are very fortunate tuxedos that are available.
to have the help of Matt Cain The tuxes will be delivered
and Gary Costabile of Black on Friday before the prom on

Tie on Friday before the prom on
Tie Formal Wear, a tuxedo Saturday, April 9, and will be
rental company in Panama
City. Matt and Gary come to picked up at the school dur-
the high school each year ing the week after the prom.
and measure the juniors and These services by Black Tie
seniors, which saves them a Formal Wear help the kids
trip to Panama City to be. have a great prom and are
measured. They also do a very much appreciated.

Free Tax Service Available for Seniors

Seniors can receive
assistance with filing income
tax returns over the next few
weeks at the Senior Citizen's
Centers in Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe. /
In Port St. Joe, seniors
will be assisted each
Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. EST; in Wewahitchka,

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Port St. Joe Elementary &
Wewahitchka Elementary
Thursday, March 17,
chicken and rice, turnip
greens, peaches, cornbread
and milk. Friday, March 18,
pizza with pork topping,
tossed salad, pears, bread-
sticks and milk. Monday,
March 21, beef-a-roni,
tossed salad, roll, fruit cock-
tail and milk. Tuesday,
March 22, hamburger on a
bun, lettuce and tomato,
french fries, gelatin with
applesauce and milk.
.:Wednesday, March 23,

Apalachicola 800 624-3964 N
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Easrpoint. 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
St. George Island ;800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717

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T820 E. Gulf Beach Dr.. Si. George Island
S directions: from St. George Island
chor office turn East on Gulf Beach
Drive approx. 4 miles. 300 Ocean Mile
is before you get to the State Park on the
Good value for Gulf View on St. George
Island. Two fireplaces, two pools, lots of
amenities come with this 300 Ocean Mile
townhome. MLS#101353.
Call Shelley Shepard at 850 653-6621.

Steamboat House ,Robinson Historic Districtr Sandy Bottoms Gulf Front
Historic District L 64 Fifteenth Street, Apalachiola 191 Tiffany Beach Road, Cape San Bias
67 Avenue D,Apaachicola Directions: from the Anchor Office in \Directions: from Apalachicola Anchor
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Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98, 0.5 of a mile. Turn left on 15th St. House approx. 8 miles. Take slight left onto
turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on the is at the end ofthe block on the right CR-30W for 12.5 miles. Turn left onto
corner of Fifth Street and Avenue D. Beautiful three bedroom, one bath home CR-30E for .5.3 miles. Turn left onto
Rare historic architecture in home built in located in Southern Historic District of Tiffany Beach Road.Gulf front three bed-
1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil- Apalachicola. MLS#104311. room, two and one-half bath home at Cape
ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501. Call Missy Miller at 850 899-4510. San Bias. MLS#103595.
Call John L. Miller at 850 653-6548. Call Jenny Thompson at 850 210-2062.

High Tide Gulf front Helms Gulf View Wyble Interior
5291 Clipper Way, Cape San Bias 8984 Auger Ave., Beacon Hill 2-2 William Way, Mexico Beach
Directions: from Port St. Joe travel east Directions: from the St. Joe office travel Direions: from Mexico Beach office
on Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C- yhorthwest on Hwy. 98 2.5 miles. Turn Viravel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn right on Fryer Lane, left on Lighthouse 21st St., right on Paradise Path, left on
right on C-30E, travel to 6 miles to Road. House is at the end on the right. Nanook Road, right on Lalla Lane, right
Catamaran Drive, turn left. Go the end Beautiful home built in 2000 on large lot on William Way. House is on corner.
of Catamaran. High Tide is the first with fantastic gulf vidws. No thru traffic. Incredible home with garage finished, insu-
home on the left on Clipper Way. Extensive landscaping/gardens. Beautiful lated, with heat pump. Andersen windows
Lovely home with private walkover to homesite. MLS#103566. throughout. MLS#104368.
beach. Two decks. MLS#103990. Call Henry Flack at 850 832-5265 Call 850 648-2020.
Call Donna Murray at 850 227-4546. or Mary Flack at 850 832-5264.

SwAncor ealt-u & brtgage To

each Friday from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. CST.
Seniors are asked to
bring their 2003 taxes and
any tax records for 2004.
Returns will be filed elec-
tronically on the premises.
For more information,
please call 229-8466.

chicken and noodles, green
beans, peaches, roll and
Port St. Joe Middle & Port
St. Joe High School
S Thursday, March 17,
chicken and noodles, black-
eyed peas, pineapple
chunks, cornbread and milk.
Friday, March 18, pizza with
pork topping, tossed salad,
ranch dressing, pears,
breadsticks and milk.
Monday, March 21, ham
sandwich, french fries,
peaches, lettuce and tomato
and milk. Tuesday, March
22, chili con care and
beans, cheddar cheese, cole
slaw, crackers, vanilla pud-
ding and milk. Wednesday,
March 23, oven fried chick-
en, mashed potatoes, lima
beans, rolls, peaches and
Wewahitchka Middle &
Wewahitchka High School
Thursday, March 17,
beef taco, corn, cheddar
cheese, lettuce and tomato,
salsa, brownies and milk.
Friday, March 18, pizza with
pork topping, tossed salad,
ranch dressing, pears,
breadsticks and milk.
Monday, March 21, chicken
nuggets, tater tots, fruit
salad, graham crackers,
bread and milk. Tuesday,
March 22, chicken and rice,
corn on the cob, pineapple
chunks, cornbread and milk.
Wednesday, March 23, ham-
burger on bun, lettuce and
tomato, french fries, gelatin
with applesauce and milk.

Red Hat Chit Chat
The Red Hat "Beach
Belles", headed by Queen
Mum, Bev Aclin, will meet on
Friday, March 18 at 12:00
CT at the Taj Palace, located
at 1815 North Hwy. 77, Lynn
Haven. Beach Belles mem-
bers may invite guests and
are encouraged to do so. Taj
Palace offers a 10 percent
discount for all Red Hat
meetings. Please RSVP to
Marlene Harris, 647-5316 or
Eileen Schriner, 648-2447 as
reservations are necessary.
"No-shows" will be charged,
so be sure to mark this fun
Seventh on your calendar.

Relay for Life Teams
If you would like to be on
an American Cancer Society
survival team, for Relay fot
Life on May 6 and 7, call
229-8882 or 227-1708 for
additional information.

Gulf County Repblicans Meet
The Gulf County
Republican Party will meet
on March 21 at 7:00 p.m. at
the Port Inn, located on 71st
Street and Hwy. 98 in Port
St. Joe.
All interested
Republicans are invited to
attend the short business
meeting, which will provide
updates on the Pachyderm
Club and Lincoln Day

dents and parents will be
given a tour of this beautiful
facility that is located at the
end of Garrison Avenue in
Port St. Joe. Bus transporta-
tion will be provided.
Students and their parents
are welcome to ride the bus
or to drive on their own.
They will be given informa-
tion on how to finance their
education, the degrees that
are available at GCCC and
other career training that
can take as little as four
months. There will also be a
scholarship given away as a
prize, and it is all free.

Gulf Coast Community

College Professor Visits

GCCC professor John
Mix from Gulf Coast
Community College visited
the Chemistry classes at
Wewahitchka High School on
Thursday, March 10, 2005.
The purpose of his visit was
to promote the learning of
the sciences of chemistry,
physics and biology and to
encourage students to go
beyond high school with
their education, possibly
attending Gulf Coast
Community College.

Professor Mix, along with his
wife Linda and GCCC
Gulf/Franklin director Laura
Ropelis, used equipment to
demonstrate scientific prin-
ciples that stirred the inter-
est of the WHS students. We
appreciate the time and
effort of Professor Mix, Mrs.
Mix and Mrs. Ropelis in
encouraging our students go
beyond high school with
their education and to be

prepared when they enter


Professor John Mix




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


PARCEL ID #02792-01OR, 5.0 ACRES

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at
the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 6:00
p.m. ET, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the
.Ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the considera-
tion of the comprehensive plan amendment ordi-

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/ Junior Night at GCCC's Gulf/ Franklin Center

Gulf Coast Community
College's Gulf/Franklin
Center will present Junior
Night on April 4 from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. at 3800 Garrison
Avenue in Port St. Joe,
Parents and juniors of all

four local high schools are
invited to attend. A scholar-
ship will be given to a junior
in attendance. The event will
present an opportunity to
help students make
informed decisions pertain-
ing to colleges. Faculty and

Kidfest Comes to GCCC

Kerigan Marketing Wins

Silver Addy Awards

Local design firm,
Kerigan Marketing
Associates, recently received
two Silver Addy Awards in
the Feb. 28 competition of
the Advertising Federation
for the South Louisiana mar-
ket. The firm was recognized
for its work on the Gulf
County development, San
Dunes of.Cape San Blas.
Silver Awards were received
in two separate categories,
one for logo design and the
second for their community
sales brochure.
Jack Kerigan, Jr., owner
of the firm said, "We rarely
enter design competitions,
our primary focus is for sales
results for our clients. Still, it
is nice to be recognized by
other industry profession-
als." The Addy competition
was judged by a nationwide

panel of advertising special-
ists. Said Kerigan, "What
made this project most
unusual was that the logo
used photography. That was
a first for us but apparently
the judges liked it."
Kerigan also stated that
these awards were special
because of the contributions
of other area partners.
Debbie Hooper of Port St. Joe
provided the photography
and Coast2Coast Printing
completed the brochures.
Kerigan Marketing also won
silver in last year's Addy
competition with its interac-
tive media CD for "Discover
Old Florida Tourism." The
Mexico Beach firm has a sec-
ond office location in Baton
Rouge and serves clients
across the Gulf coast.

The Twelfth Annual
Kidfest will be held Saturday,
April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on
the grounds of Gulf Coast
Community College in
Panama City, Florida. The
festival provides' a day of
activities and entertainment
for children and families in
the Tri-State region.
Approximately 7,000 people
attend Kidfest each year.
Sponsors, entertainers,
vendors, volunteers, and
other participants of chil-
dren's activities are needed
to partake in Kidfest 2005
presented by Early
Education and Care, Inc.
Individuals' interested in
being considered as enter-
tainers, please send an audio
tape or DVD/VHS tape to
Early Education and Care,
Inc., c/o Entertainment
Chair, 450 Jenks Avenue,
Panama City, FL 32401 or
call the telephone numbers
listed below.
Kidfest is a major com-
munity event that strength-
ens the family unit while
supporting vital children's
programs and services
through Early Education and
Care, Inc. (EEC).. These chil-
dren's programs make it pos-
sible for parents to move
from welfare to work,
encourages the role of the
parent as the child's first
teacher, enhances the pro-
fessional development of
early childhood educators,
and provides direct services
for children and families. As

a private, not-for-profit cor-
poration, EEC counts on the
community to help us fulfill
our mission. Kidfest is a
wonderful celebration that
provides a day of fun and
magic for children of all ages.
All area businesses, indi-
viduals, or organizations
interested in participating in
Kidfest by sponsoring an
activity or contributing
funds, services, or volunteer
hours can contact Early
Education and Care, Inc. at
(850) 872-7550, extension
2260 or 1-800-768-8316,
extension 2260.

Health Awareness

Day at Gulf Coast
The Counseling Center
of Gulf Coast Community
College will present Health
Awareness Day on March 23
from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in
the lower level of the
Commodore Cafe, located in
the Student Union East
building on campus.
Health Awareness Day is
an opportunity for students
and members of the-commu-
nity to speak with represen-
tatives from organizations in
the area that promote safe
and healthy lifestyles.
For additional informa-
tion, call Leigh DeVane
Bailey at 769-1551, ext.

other representatives from
GCCC will be available to
answer questions regarding
various programs at the
Gulf/Franklin Center, such
as nursing, corrections,
music/theatre and acade-
mics, as well as financial aid.
A Facts.Org presentation will
also take place.
Student speakers and
successful individuals in the
community who have attend-
ed GCCC will share their
experiences and address

what potential .;:udents can
expect from college, as well
as support them in envision-
ing their plans for the future.
The GCCC Singing
Commodores are scheduled
to perform and Gant's bar-
beque will be available along
with light refreshments
throughout the evening.
For more information,
call the Gulf/Franklin
Center at (850) 227-9670

Lifeguard Training Class at GCCC

The Wellness & Athletics
Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will offer
a series of lifeguard training
classes to be held March 10-
21 and April 7-18.
Students must be 15
years old on or before the
last day of the class they
enroll in. The prerequisite
swim ability is to be able to
swim 500 yards and show
stroke proficiency in
freestyle, breaststroke and
sidestroke. It is also neces-
sary to be able to recover a
10-pound brick from the
deep end of the pool and to
tread water for two (2) min-
Classes will meet from

6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the
Natatorium (NA 303).
Prospective students are
requested to register in the
Admissions and Records
office. The class is limited to
25 students.
The cost for the course is
$95. Enrollment does not
include books obtained from
the American Red Cross at
430 East 15th Street,
Panama City, Florida. The
cost, however, does include
Red Cross certification card,
issued following successful
completion of the course.
For additional informa-
tion, call Carl Kleinschmidt

Graduate Record Examination

(GRE) Course at GCCC

Gulf Coast Community
College will conduct a
Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) prep
course for five consecutive
Monday and Tuesdays from
March 28 to April 26 from 6
.p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Student
Union West building, room
The purpose of the
course is to prepare students
for the graduate school
admissions exam. English

and math will be taught. The
fee for the course is $120
and registration will take
place at the reception
counter in the Lifelong
Learning Office on the 2nd
floor of the Student Union
East building, Monday to
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. and on Friday, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m.
For additional informa-
tion, call Jim Barr at 873-

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 17, 2005 I I

Established 1 937 Servinq Gulf county and surrounding' areas for 67 years




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

Every Friday Night at 7
pm Eastern. Great
Auctions Weekly. Often
Including Estates Col.
Wade Clark, Auction-
eer Wade Clark
Auctions 314 Reid
Avenue, Port St Joe
AB1239, AU1737 10%
Buyer's Premium

1991 Lincoln Towncar.
Everything works.
Runs good. 229-8959,.
leave message.2tp3/17

1992 Plymouth
Voyager van, blue
needs little work, 827-
1695. 'ltp3/17
2002 Oldsmobile
Intrigue GL, gold exte-
rior with neutral
leather interior, sun-
roof, bose sound sys-
tem, one owner,
63,000 miles $12,000.
227-3776. ltp3/17

96 model Dodge pick-
up. 2500 V8 magnum,
2 wheel drive, long
wheel base, brush
guard, bug shield, new
tires, new engine, new
air conditioner. $5500.
Edna Butler, 7447
Alabama Ave. 647-
8926. Leave on
recorder your name
and I will call you Also:
647-5315 Dan, 647-
3645 Ray. 3tp3/17

1999 Chevy Blazer, 4
WD, auto, air, power
windows, cruise, radio,
CD, new transmission,
6 cylinder, 74,000
miles, looks great,
runs. great. $7,900.
Call 850-227-9337.

2002 Ford Ranger, 4
cylinder, 5 speed,
29mpg, short bed,
heavy duty ladder
rack, air conditioning,
radi .one owner, white,
47,000 miles. Runs
great. Only $5,000.
850-227-9337. 2tp3/10

1983 Red Porsche 944,
standard 4 speed,
Moon roof, CD player,
custom car cover,
power windows, alarm
system, A/C, new rear
tires. Needs a starter,
$3,000 obo. 850-670-
5122. 2tp3/10

1997 Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LS
Diesel good condition;
leather, 3rd seat,
$8500 obo, 227-4256.

1999 16ft. Aluminum
Express boat with
trailer 40 horse
Johnson w/s.s. prop &
poling platform.
$3,800 obo. 229-6508
ask for Travis. -

Suzuki exante 200 hp.
outboard, V6, 1986
w/stand, controllers &
gauges. Runs great,
$2900 nego. PC Call
850-215-2021. 4tp3/17

1981 Custom Morgan
sailboat 29'. Capture
the romance of sailing.
Got the fever but not:
th, "boat all you need is
ye r clothes &
$,'500 cash. 850-
960-7518. 3tp3/3

House for rent; 3bdrm,.
2 bath; 2761 Oak
Grove Ave; call 227-
7800 ltp3/17

PSJ Area I want to rent
barn/pole barn to
store wood flooring.
Must be reasonable.
706-323-1954 or 850-
340-0643. ltp3/17

RV space, power, water
& sewer hookup. 229-
8959 leave message.

Mobile home for rent in
Wewa nice 2BR/1BA.
360/mo + 360 sec.
dep. 639-5721.

Home or Office 3
BR/1BA home located
in commercial district
on Woodward Ave. Call
227-6224. tfn3/17

Commercial Downtown
PSJ Reid Ave. Approx.
1300 sq ft retail space.
Call 227-6224. tfn3/17

Golf course, 2BR/1.5
BA townhouse steps
from clubhouse. One
month to one year
rental, furnished or
unfurnished. Screened
porch overlooks
stream and links.
Cooperative neighbors,
quiet area. $1100 to
$1300 per month. 850-
227-8719. 4tp3/10

Retail/office space on
3rd St. Available down-
town PSJ. approx.
1000 sq ft Call Kelly
227-9100. 4tp3/10

For Lease: Contractor's
Warehouse/ office
units in PSJ airport/
Jones Homestead area
@ Rutherford &
Ponderosa Pines road,
convenient to Hwy 98
& the Cape. Each unit
is 1250 sf incl. an
office w/bath and a 12
ft Rollup door. Rent is
$600/mo with a year
lease + 1st mo dep.
647-2715 aft. 6pm.

3BR/2BA house for
rent. Just over one
block from beach. Five
years new refrigera-
tor, dishwasher, wash-
'er/dryer hookup. 224
DeSota Ave, St. Joe
Beach. $950/month +
utilities (long-term
rental). Available
immediately. Call JD
at (678)358-5239.

For Rent: Gulfview;
spacious 2BR/1BA;
1/2 block to beach.
$1150 plus deposit.
Includes utilities. 478-
983-2206 or 850-648-
5052. 4tp3/3
Long term rentals
available 3 4 bedroom
homes, ranging from
$750 $1200 a month.
Call Parker Realty @
648-5777. tfcl2/16

Large 2 BR. house,
stove & refrig. cen.
h&a. screen porch.
carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 BR apt. stove
& refrig., washer/dryer
'New extra Ig. 3 BR
house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm.,
ch&a, dishwasher &
stove, fully carpeted.
No pets.
Small 2 bdrm. home,
auto heat & air, wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apart-
ment, washer/ dryer
hookup. Call 229-6777
after 7 PM. tfc5/1

City of Parker
Sat. March 19th, 10 am CST
Parker Community Center
935 W Park Street, Parker, FL
Preview 8 am Central
Absolute Auction Network, Inc.
DBA Wade Clark Auctions
For link to photos & auction list
10% Buyer's Premium
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
SAnnouncements made at time of sale
supercede any previous announcements
21R 310


Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

a5xl0 10x10 10x20

Dn Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week

or0iim40 AvPsPrtaiLetS4 L

229-200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone.

Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031

AD 227-1278

1000 sq. ft. storage
space for lease.
Located in enterprise
zone. $550/mo. Please
call 229-9125. tfc8/5

for Rent: 1 3 bedroom
for rent in Mexico
Beach. Furn. &
unfurn. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info. la/


Fumiture & Refinishing
234 Reid Ave.*229-6374 f
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums

Queen Tube. waterbed
mattress, box and
frame. $50. New King
bed frame $25. Call
229-8660. Itp3/17

Used furniture for
sale. Johnnie's Trim
Shop, 310 4th St.,
PSJ tfc5/1

Yard Sale Mar. 18 &
19, 7601 Hwy 98, St.
Joe Beach. Begins 8
am, furniture, linens,
TVs and appliances.

Porch Sale, Sat
3/19/05 7648
Americus Ave. St: Joe
Beach 8:30 am 1:00
pm. VCR CD's Cass.
and more. ltp3/17

Huge 2 family yd sale,
Mar. 19 Sat. 8 until ?
Rain or Shine. 2014
Garrison Ave. PSJ..
furn., lamps, bunk
bed, dishes, dryer -
microwave & other
misc. items. ltp3/17

Moving Sale leather
lazy boy chair, cloth
lazy boy chair, swivel
rocker, curio cabinets,
lamps infant car-seat,
crafts, books, and
much more. Sat. 12 &
19 from 8am 1pm.
105 Mimosa Ave.

Now taking applica-
tions for Clerical posi-'
tions & General to
Skilled Laborers. Work
from Mexico Beach to
St. George Island. All
positions starting @
$7.00/hr. Apply in per-
son at 218 Reid
Avenue. ltc3/17

Competitive pay
Tuition reimbursement '
Uniform allowance
Carrie Harrison/Human
-Resources Director
s 4t017

1 Dietary Aide
Positions for 64 Bed
ICF (1) Evening shift
position. Previous
experience working in
a healthcare setting
required. Good bene-
fits and casual working
environment. Apply at
1407 Lincoln Drive,
Panama City, FL
32401, M-F Until 3PM
EOE MFVH. ltc3/17

LPN For 64 Bed ICF
(1) PT third shift LPN
position. Base pay is
$12.50 per hour +
more for previous
experience. Good bene-
fits and casual working
environment. To apply
call Karla Ward @ 769-
7636. Fax resume, to:
(850) 522-8966. Email
@ pcdc4@bellsouth.net
EOE MFVH ltc3/17

LPN For 64 Bed ICF
(1) FT Evening shift
LPN position. Base pay
is $12.50 per hour +
more previous experi-
ence. Good benefits
and casual working
environment. To apply
call Karla Ward @ 769-
7636 Fax resume to:
(850) 522-8966 email
@ pcdc4@bellsouth.net
EOE MFVH ltc3/17

Health Service
Director (RNI Florida
Licensed (RN) for 64
Bed ICF 2 years super-
visory experience
required nursing
administrative skills
good working environ-
ment, great benefits,
salary 35,00Q+ DOE.
Please call Karla Ward
@ (850) 769-7636
Panama City-
Developmental Center
1407 Lincoln Drive
Painama City, Florida
S32401 or Fax resume
to 850-522-8966.
Email pcdc4@bell-
south.net EOE MFVH

Gulf Coast Com-
munity College -
Evening/ Weekend
Monitor, TAFB (pt) -
Monitor & secure
building, some clerical
duties. Monday -
Thursday, 4-10 pm,'
Friday, 9:30-10:30 pin,
Saturday & Sunday, 8-
9 am & 5-6 pmi.
Requires HS diplo-
ma/equivalency,' mili-
tary exp. desired.
Salary range begins at
$6.60/hr. Deadline to
apply 3/26/05.
Additional info:
du/jobs. GCCC is an
EA / EO/ M / F /Vet
employer. ltc3/17
Roofers needed. Pay
range $8.00 $15.00
per hour. One week
paid vacation and two
paid holidays. Please
call Rene Diaz at 814-
8322. 2tp3/10

Full time, delivery
person 9-6 M-Sat.
,.apply in person at
Badcocks, 515 Cecil
Costin Blvd. 2tp3/17

Now Hiring Dump
Truck Drivers CDL
Class A or B Must
Pass Drug Test and
have Clean Driving
Record- Competitive
pay. paid holidays, and
paid vacauton. Submit
'application or resume
to 1730 Trout Avenue,
(Highland View) C.R.
Smith & Son, Inc is an
EOE/Drug Free
Workplace. PLEASE

/ Extraordinary

People Needed
Looking for career-minded extraordinary
people with great people skills.
Position(s) available in
Franklin, Bay and Gulf Counties.
Job Summary(s):

SInspectors Full Time (St. George Island,
St. Joe Beach & Cape San Bias) Inspects
rental homes including bathrooms, living area,
kitchen and foyers. Keen eye for cleanliness
Receptionist/Reservationist (St. George
Island) Provides travel information and
arranges accommodations for tourists using
Rental software. Computer skills required.
Experienced Cleaners (Cape San Bias) -
Partners preferred.
Experienced Realtors Great opportunities,
and competitive packages.
Novice Realtors Training aid mentoring
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

With Anchor, you will be on the road
to an exciting career challenge with
wonderful opportunities.

St. George Island 927-2625
Cape San Blas'- 229-2777
St. Joe Beach 647-3333

j aror eSpaig &c fortgage (9
v^ 7

Part Time/ mainte-
nance & dockhand for
marina. Position is
seasonal from April 15
through Oct. 15 20
hrs per wk/Sat.-Sun.
Job requires individual
familiar with hand
tools and capable of
handling light mainte-
nance work. Boating
experience and/or
forklift experience a
Part Time/ dockhand
for marina. Position is
seasonal from April 15
through Oct. 15 25hrs
per wk. 6 hrs per day
Monday through
Friday. Duties include
cleaning and washing
boats, cleaning docks,
bathrooms, and
grounds, attending
fuel. dock and other
related duties. Please
call (859-227-9393 for
interview appointment.
Character references
required. No interviews
will be granted without
an appointment.

Real Estate
Reservationist -
Customer service ori-
ented attitude, com-
puter skills, and ability
to multi-task with tele-
phones and projects
required. Saturday
work necessary. Call
Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty @ 850-648-
5767. 2tc3/17

Bayside Savings Bank
is taking applications
for the following .posi-'
tions: Teller full and
part time. Accountant -
AS or BS degree pre-
ferred. Excellent bene-
fit package. Send
resumes to P.O. Box
1238, Port St. Joe
32457. EOE 2tc3/17

The Saint Joseph
Care of Florida,
Inc./Gulf County'
Health Department is
seeking applicants for
the following proposed
OPS positions:
3 Interviewing Clerks
3 Health Support
2 Clinical Associates
3 RN's
1 Physician
2 Certified Radiological
Applicant must be will-
ing to work evenings,
weekends and holidays
in an advanced walk-in
clinic setting. Closing
date is Monday, March
21, 2005.
Hard copies of applica-
tions and resumes will
not be accepted, at'
health department
For more information,
contact Lesia
Hathaway, Senior
Clerk, at (850) 227-
1276, ext. 149.
This Agency is accept-
ing electronic applica-
tions only for these
Apply at:,, peoplefirst.
For assistance, con-
tact: People First :at
877-562-7287 ltc3/17

Part-time : cashier
weekends. Call Patricia
Cape Trade Post. 229-
8775. tfcl2/9


Civil Engineering Firm has anr immediate
opening for a CAD Drafter or-Designer.
AutoCAD experience is required and LDD
experience preferred. This is a full time
position offering full benefits in a casual
work environment. Salary will be based on
experience. Send resume to 324, Marina
Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or via e-mail
to kennedyb@preble-rish.com



Are you an energetic and dependable
worker? If so, you qualify for an opportu-
nity to launch your career with a growing
company! You must be willing to travel
and have valid ID and SS card. Come by,
introduce yourself and fill out an applica-
tion. (EOE)
We offer great benefits to qualifying
employees such as 401k, group medical
and dental insurance, employee stock pur-
chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance,
uniforms and per diem.

'f e~iit a dSewaee e MW c.wmmanty
and wmd odeauCa d em 1946"
We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment operators
-Construction Crew Laborers


1555 Suth Boulevard / Chipley; L


neat as a pin ranch in
quiet setting.
Investment potential;
Near fishing at .Cook
Bayou. $549,000.
Don Yarbrough 850-
648-4618, Cbldwell
Banker 800-868-0405
4tp3/10 ,

Client Eligibility
Specialist: Good com-
munication skills as
well as organizational
and computer skills
are needed for this
positions. Ability to
relate well to clients
from varying back-
grounds is essential.
Selected applicants
must be accurate &
detail oriented
Associates degree in
business or high
school diploma with at.
least 2 years experi-
ence in business is
required. Excellent
benefits package.
Apply at Early
Education & Care,.
Inc., 450 Jenks Ave.
Panama City, FL:
32401.EOE M/F/V/D
ASAPI Due to the addi-
tion. of Panama City'
locals Dan's Satellites.
is .currently' seeking
quality minded people,
to join our team of pro-
fessional. $500 sign on
bonus for qualified'
applipantsl Experience
preferred. Apply in per-
son at 1031B W23rd
St., PanamaCity.
Local company, seek-;
ing Nurse Auditor,
Candidate must hold
current Florida
Nursing..License, along ,
with M/S experience in
a hospital setting. 'UR
& DRG knowledge is a
plus.: Must have basic
computer and typing
skills. EOE. Drug Free
Workplace. No phone;
calls. Submit resume-
to: Susan Thiel
P.O.Box 14165, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410.

LANE, INC. a full ser-
vice engineering; sur-:
veying and planning
firm has immediate
needs to fill the follow-'
ing positions for our
Port St. Joe Office:
*2 Civil Engineers
3 Survey Party Chiefs'
3 Survey Instrument
1, Engineer CAD
1 Survey CAD
Please Fax resumes to"
386-755-7771 or email
to: sallbritton@bblmall
.corm 4tc3/10
Small Engine
Mechanic experience
required. Salary,.,com-
mission & benefits.
Apply ii person. ; St.,
Joe -Rent-AU; 706 1st,
St, PSJ. tfn3/10
tionist Computer &
public relationsexperi-
ence required i Some
weekend duty. Call
Parker ,Realty @ 850
648-5777' or fair.
resumes to 850-648-
5779. tfcl2/.16

Seeking Equipment
Operators : Truck
Drivers. Applicants
must have valid FL dri-
vers license. Apply at
C.W. ,Roberts Con-
tracting, Inc., PO Box
188, Hosford, FL
32334; 850-379-8116.

3,J% Total CommisSion Why Pay More?
RE Appraisals From $230.00 FHA & EPA Certified
Please Let U Sell or praie. Your Valuable Propertyl.

850o-639-2075 *PFax 850-89-4801

~~ ---I

experience required.
Werner has immediate
positions for entry-
level semi drivers. Our'
avg drivers earn more
than $36K first year.
60% of Werner drivers
get home nightly or
weekly. 15 day CDL
Training now available
in your area. For a
solid new career, call
Today 1-866-280-
5309. 5tc3/3

AC duct installers,
needed please call GW
Service 229-9125.

Waitstaff wanted for
Caroline's Riverfront
Dining & Boss Oyster.
Please apply in person:
123 Water Street,
Apalachlcola. tfc5/1l

Lost your dog? Mexico
Beach/St. Joe Beach.
648-1006. 3tp3/17;

2002 Skyline 28' travel
trailer, queen bed,'
bunk beds, full bath.
excellent cond. used'
maybe 6 times;.
$12,500. Call 639-
5920. 4tp3/3

Do You Understand
the Bible? Free Bible.
study to help you bet-
ter understand the
Bible and God's will for
your life Send' your
name and address to'.
Bible Study, PO 'Box,
929, Wewahltchka, FL,
32465 or call (850)
639-3218 and leave
your name and"
address or E-mail your
request' to Wewachur
ch@outdrs.net. tfc5/1'

Home : for Sale:
3BD/2BA. fireplace.
24x40 ,shed, 18x33
pool, hot tub. many
extras.:, Close to
schools, hospital and
beaches. $225k. 1905
Long Ave, Port St. Joe,
FL 850-229-9481.

Howard Creek.' 7610
Doc Whitfield Road.
Well kept home on cor-
ner lot. 2BR/2.5BA.
with plenty extras,
boathouse, workshop,
screened"' in porch,
fruit trees, palms, deep
100' well, across street
from H/C Boat
Landing. $125,000.
Gary Poole Coldwell,
Banker 899-1134. /
800-868-0405. 4tp#/io
Location / Location -
Overstreet 182 Hensley
Lane 4BD/2BA, furn.
house w/large garage/
workshop. New tin roof
and screened .porch
front & rear inc,,4 lots
located in quiet area 8
mi. :from beach. Boat
launch w/access to
Gulf via thtercoastal
$160,000. 850-893-
8000, 4tp3/10

Mexico Beach FSBO
$225K Large 5 BR/.
3BA manufactured
home on very large lot.
in- ,-:Las Siesta
Subdivision.. Fenced
back yard. Sprinkler
system on separate
'meter in front' and N
back yard. Irregular lot
dimensions are
Call for further details
and appointrient to
see. No agents please. :
(850) 527-8435.
Mexico Beach -
Panoramic view of :
dedicated beach.
2550sf. 2 story 4 BR,
3 Bath family home.
$:1,295,000. ,
Mexico Beach -
Priced below most::
condos. Cottage w/ln
easy walking distance
of' dedicated beach. A
bargaigain at $399,900.
Gated Community -
Near Laird Bayou 2
building lots
$189,500. and
$249,900. Boat ramp,
day .dock, pool and
Poston Road -
2300sf. 4BR, 2 Bath
recent ranch .style
home in country set-
ting. Investment
potential. Near mari-
na at Cook Bayou.
Poston Road
1752sf. 3BR, 2Bathi

Port St. Joe, iBy,'
Owner. ;1404 Long Ave.,'
Completely remodeled
and upgraded 3 BR/2
BA home with appli-
ances. Nice. fenced
yard with shed and.
alley access. $189,900
firm. 229-2748.
tfci1/25 .

Mexico Beach 507
Georgia .3BR/2BA
Mobile home on large
corner lot. Screened
porch in front deck in
back. Fenced in back
yard, Short walk to
beach. $295,000. Joan
Lovelace, 'Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty.
800-239-4959. Local
527-2560. tfc3/10

Sale by Owner. Vacant
lot, zoned Commercial
or Residential. Ready
to build. Located in
town center, off
Highway 71 on; North
3rd Street. Lot size
approximately 105' x
110' high and dry.
Paved street with city
water. Excellent loca-
tion .for home or busi-
ness. Excellent neigh-
borhood. Asking
$21,500. Call' 527-
9726, or leave message
at 647-9170. 2tc3/10

Mexico Beach 720
Fortner 'Ave.
3BR/'1.5BA mobile
home. Screened
porch.2 garages. Many'
upgrades. Short walk
,to 'beach, restaurants.
Corner lot. $425,000.
Joan Lovelace, Mexico'
Beach Harmon Realty.'
800-239-4959.; Local
527-2560. ;tfc2/24

Mexico Beach 'Lt
75x1 13 .,water: meter
in place 'l.5 blocks
from, bpach : high lot
and landscaped ready:
Sto build on wall utill-.,
ties. Grand Isle Su.b.;
648-8201-or 227-
5533. tfn3/10.

1/2 acre lot in Mexico
,Beach for sale by
owner.,225 Bailey Lane
in Grand ., Isle
SubdivisiOn. .,:iUnder-.-'
ground utilities, homes
only, just a short.Walk
to the beach through a
nice quiet neighbor-
hood. A great place to;
live with' plenty :f:
room. Dimensions 103
x- 210 mt ol. Only'
$249,000. Call 850-
648-1115 or 850-647-
3871. 4tp3/10

Howard Creek 7591
Perch Street. Nicely
Landscaped, partially
private fence, Corner
lot for this' home in
excellent, condition.
Featuring: large front
porch, : large living
room, screened in cook'
house, covered, boat
house, and Culligan
water filtration system,
just two blocks frpm
Hdward Creek Boat
LaUidingl ;. 220.000.
Call Gary Poole -
Coldwell Banker 769-
8971/ 800-868-0405,,
or Cell 899-1134.'

410 ,5th Street, Mexicom-:
SBch, FL., Beautiful,,i
beach house, 1615,sq,:
ft, Corner: lt, modern
kitchen and baths.,
House. yrs old, four,
bedrooms, 2 baths. A
12x12 screened in
porch. 16x24-recre-"
ation room, heated and -
cooled, cypress Iwood
on the ceiling and
walls. Includes outside.
.shower with a deep
well on the prenmses. A
12x20 storage:'" and '
boat 'covering unit,'
alair :'system, plus
many extras. Close to'
beach. Situated on 2'
lots. 110"x, 121.46 x
116.28 x 148.84,.
$499,995. Call for an
appointiiment. (334)'
807-0134. Cell (334)
268-0601. 9tp3/3

Approximately 1 acre
on Dalkeith Rd (Hwyj
381) .'.near Douglas
Landing Rd., Gulf
County; 827,5000
(850 227-78,00.:'-

unusual hand-crafted
wood house, 4 bed-
rooms, 2 tiled baths,
excellent condition,
great price $95,000,
Near New Orleans,, two
great airports, 'Vegas-
style casinos, best
restaurant food in this
country, great medical
talent, top-quality golf.
courses, great fishing.
Outstanding entertain-
ment l attraction's.
Available RJunea 1.
Great Rental Property;::
229-7749. 4tp3/3

Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years



FOR SALE: 3 bd 2 ba
home, 2300 sq ft. 5
mins to schools, town,
bay and marina. Also
near state park w/#1
beaches. Must see.
$379,900. 850-832-
2040. 4tp2/24
St. Joe Beach Sea
Shores Sub. 8003
Alabama Ave. Nice 3
BR/2 BA home, tile
floors, treyed ceiling in
living room, master
bdrm has jacuzzi tub
with sep. shower. Enc.
inground pool & cook-
out area, double car
garage plus addl park-
ing area for boat or RV,
Priced to sell at
$375,000 Call Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
Local (850) 527-2560,
Office 800-329-4959.
Mexico Beach Trade
Winds B. beachside,
Gulfview, 3 BR/3.5 BA
townhouse, garage,
furnished, like new
cond. $495,000. Joan
Lovelace Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-
239-4959 local 850-
527-2560 www. the-
beachside.com tfc6/24
Mexico Beach, 203
8th St., beautiful lot
with 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home. Open floor plan,
landscaped yard, extra
parking area for RV or
boat parking. Road
access front & ,back.
French doors lead to
deck area with hot tub.
Short walk to beach
and: 'restaurants.
$325,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.'
For Sale
Overstreet 661
North Long St. -
4BR/2BA cedar home,
in-ground pool on 3.26
522 Sparrow St. -
cleared lot 100'x220'
Palmetto Drive 2
acres frontage on
Wettapo Creek &
Mexico Beach 13th
Street .- Gulfview -
cleared lot-, 80'x90"
St. Joe Beach 220
Selma St. Large
3BR/2BA modular
home'- Gulfvlew lot -
deck storage Bldg.
Cpe San Blias -
Tabago-Dr Gulf view
lot- 106'x102""X" flood
zone 1/2 block to
Gulf of Mexico.
Nancy Mauldin
J Cbb Realty, LLC
Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-4880 1-800-
4 tp2/24
St. Joe Beach,-: 8075
Hwy 98, 2BR/2.5 BA
Gulf Front townhouse.
Recently remodeled
fromd'robf down. Just
bring 'the suntan'
lotion. $525,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800'239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
Overatreet 579
Palmetto Drive Large
vacant lot with one of
the highest elevations
in ,verstreet, Lot has
been cleared, Lot size
approx. 94 x 350,
Home or Mobile Home
OK, located on ,paved
street before, the bridge
$98,000 Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 800-
239-4959, local cell
850-527-2560. tfc9/30

tion with mature trees
on corner lot, fenced.
backyard, carport,
large deck for cooking
out. Don't miss this
onet $199,000 Joan
Lovelace (local 527-
2560) Mexico. Beach.
Harmon Realty 800-l
239-4959 tfc5/1
Large beautiful bldg
lot in Garrison
Plantation, just before
the cul-de-sac. Lot 22,
$132,900. Call Donna
Murray 227-4546,
Anchor Realty &
Mortgage Co. for
details. 8tp2/17
St. Joe Beach Sea
Haven, Subdivision.
Very nice building lot
located on quiet cul-
de-sac in new subdivi-
sion. $249,900. Joan
Lovelace, '' Mexico

Beach Harmon Realty:
800-239-4959. Local
527-2560. tfclO/14

"A perm special" for
$30 for short hair to
shoulder length. We
specialize in Good
perms. At the
Beachcombers Beauty
Shiop St 'Joe Beach.
Call 647-8664. Ask for
Debble. Itp3/17:

Old Maids by the Bay
cleaning service.
Residential, vac.
rental, weekly or bi-
weekly rates. Call 229-
1654. Leave message.

Golden Rule Pet
Sitting .Service
Going away and wish
not to jail the four
legged kids? Working
long hours and need
the dog walked?
Mature, reliable, pet
owner and sitter (in
business six years) will
make house visits.
(Mail pick up and plant
care included.) Refer-
red by Local vets. Call
Diana: 227-5770 or
648-5081. ltp3/17
D & Da Lawn Service
Reliable Mexico Beach
couple 'will landscape.
mow, clean gutters,
etc. Also available for
Port St. Joe and the
Cape. Call Dan or
Diana: 648-5081, 227-
8225, or 227-5770.
Computer Repair
Upgrades, networking,
Free phone support.
Lovelace Computer
Services, 6536 Hwy.
98, St. Joe Beach.
Local phone 258-1525

that Chelson McCathen the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has flied said cer-
tificate for tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which It was,
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 123
Year of Issuance: 2000
Application: 2005-2
RE. No. 01082-OOOR
Deseiption of Property:
One acre square in the
Southwest Corner of the West
1/2 of the Northwest. 1/4,
Section 14. Township 6 South.
Range 9 West. Gulf County,
Name in which assessed: Mary
Robinson Estate
All of said property being in the
Gulf County, State of Florida.
Unless suFh certificate shall be.
redeemed according to law, the'
property described in such cer-
tiflcate wil be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front Lobby of
the.Gulf County-Courthouse at
11:00, A.M.,. E.D.T.
Wednesday. the 30th day of
March, 2005. Dated this 24th
day of February, 2005.
BY: Janice M. Tankersley,
Deputy Clerk
Publish March 3. 10. 17, & 24,
In Re: Estate of
Thomuas Rayborn McGlon,
File No. 05-12PR
The administration of the
estate of Thorms Rayborn
McGlon. deceased, File
Number 15-12PR, iq pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County,.' "Florida, Probate
Division; the address- of which
is Gulf County .Courthouse.
Probate Division. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32465. The names and
addresses of the-personal rep--
resentatlve' and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this


All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is February
24. 2005.
Attorney for Personal
David C. Gaskin
Florida Bar No. 027928
P.O. Box 185
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465
Personal Representative:
Tweda S. McGlon
105 McGlon Drive
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Publish: February 24, March
3, 10, 17 2005.
FOR FFY 2005
BID NO. 0405-12
Gulf County hereby requests
proposals from qualified indi-
viduals or firms to provide
engineering services for an
anticipated Florida Small
Cities Community
Development Block Grant
(CDBG) in the Economic
Development category for the
FFY 2005 funding cycle.
The project includes construc-
tion of an entrance road and
extension of water lines In sup-
port of a Harmon Millworks
manufacturing facility.
A CDBG project of up to"
$700,000.00 is anticipated,
therefore; procurement and
contracting will follow CDBG
regulations. Other funding
may be pursued under sepa-
. rate contracts) 'for this/these
Engineering Services will
include needs and 'feasibility
investigation, surveying, test-
ing, design, cost estimating,
permitting, construction man-
agement and' construction
observation. '
The evaluation criteria that will
be utilized in the selection of
the engineer are as follows:
1. The number of years
the firm has been in busi-
ness in Florida.' 20 pth .
2. The reputationof the pro-
posed management: team
and the number of years
the" have worked for the
20 pts.
3. The number of written
local government client ref-
erences provided" 20 pts.
4. The firms existig knowl-
edge of or the ability to
become quickly Imowledge-
able with the communities
existing infrastructure that
may be expanded .replaced
or upgraded as part of the
proposed CDBG project.:
, .-: 20 pts.
5. The firms experience
with the Federal and State
agencies the project'will be
permitting :through (i.e.
Department of
Environmental Protection,
Northwest Florida Water
Management District, DOT,
US- Department of' the
Interaor Fish and Wildlife
Service) 20 pts.
In the event:of a' tie: if one of
the businesses involved in the
tie are minority or female'
owned, they shall be ranked
above the other firm or firms
involved in the tie. .
Engineering fees and fees asso-
ciated withnon-CDBG projects
will be negotiated after ranking
is completed utilizing 'the'
Florida Competitive
Negotiation Act.
Respondents are required to
submit an original and five '(5)
copies in a sealed envelope
Proposals must be received by

5:00 p.m. E.T on Thursday,
March 24. 2005, at Office of the
Clerk Of Circuit Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin. Sr.. Blvd..
Room 148, Port St. Joe. Florida
32456. Bids will be opened at
this same location on Monday,
March 28. 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
Gulf County reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals,
to waive any informalities or
irregulations in the proposal
process and to award the con-
tract(s) in the best interest of
the County.
Engineering service contracts)
may be subject to grant/loan
award and release of funds by
the funding agency.
Publish March 10 & 17. 2005
Ad #2005-006
The Board of Commissioners
of the Northwest Florida
Regional Housing Authority
will hold its Annual Meeting,
April 1, 2005. at the Ramada
Inn North, 2900 North Monroe
St., Tallahassee. Florida.
Business meeting will begin at
1:30 P.M., E.S.T. The meeting
will be open to the public.
Publish March 17 & 24. 2005
BID NO. 0405-13
The Gulf County Board of
County Conmissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
One (1) Multi-Purpose
Bid price to includedelivery
and the delivery date must be
specified. Liquidated damages
of $25.00 per day will be
assessed for each day equip-
ment remains undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd.. Room 148, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 (850)

Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to
Public Works Director Gerald
Shearer at (850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,
by 5:00 p.m., E.T., on
Friday, April 1, 2005. Bids
will be opened at this location
on Monday. April 4, 2005 at
10:00 a.m.. E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Publication Dates: March 17
& 25, 2005
Ad #2005-009
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf
County School Board proposes
to amend and adopt policies,
as provided for in the
Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said
policies into compliance with
Florida Statutes and State
Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a
brief description of each pro-
posal change
6.18 Contracts: Instructional
and Administrative Personnel
6.61 School Board Employees
with HIV, AIDS, or Other
Communicable Diseases
Economic Impact: These pro-
posals will result in no direct
costs associated with imple-
Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Date: April 5, 2005
Place: Gulf County School
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed
rules can be inspected during

Helping pregnant
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regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office.
150 Middle School Road. Port
St. Joe. FL.
Special legal authority under
which the adoption is autho-
rized and the law being imple-
mented and interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are
proposed by Carolyn Witten,
Director of Support Services
and approved for consideration
by Tim Wilder.
Publish March 17 & 24. 2005
The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council is now
accepting Funding Request for
the 2005-2006 fiscal year.
Request forms may be picked"
up at the TDC office (Robert M.
Moore Admin. Bldg.) or you
may call Paula Ramsey Pickett
at 229-7800. All requests need
to be turned in by APRIL 15.
2005 at 5"00 p m ET
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850-545-1126 or 670-8532

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