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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 24, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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County, Sacred Heart Inch Closer

MOU Could Be in Place by Mid-April; Urgent Care Clinic Moving Forward

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
So many plates spinning in the
air, so much at stake.
Which plate will do the trick -
and for how long?
It might appear like a Xerox
copy of previous stories and previ-
ous pages, but the next few weeks
shape up as critical for health care
options in the county.
That was abundantly clear

Tuesday, particularly after the
County Commission met in their
regular bi-monthly conclave.
The county is moving closer to
a partnership with Sacred Heart
Health Systems to build a new hos-
pital and medical complex near the
Gulf/Franklin Center.
Circle the first two weeks of
April when the Health Care
Committee and then county com-
missioners attempt to finalize a

memorandum of understanding
Meanwhile, facing a revocation
of license as soon as next week, the
court-appointed receiver at Gulf
Pines Hospital will meet with offi-
cials with the Agency for Health
Care Administration (AHCA) on
Friday in an attempt to at least get
the doors open and one more
opportunity to right the ship.
And the county continues to

move ahead with an eye on the
machinations surrounding Gulf
Pines on creating an "urgent"
care clinic at the county Health
Department facility in Port St. Joe.
With Bay Medical Center sur-
facing if only tentatively as a
potential partner in that enterprise.
In almost every scenario, dol-
lars will be play a key role.
As Jim McKnight of the county
Health Care Committee told com-
missioners during their regular bi-

monthly meeting on Tuesday, the
county should have a clear idea of
the "sticker shock" on a new Sacred
Heart hospital when the committee
and Sacred Heart representatives
meet on April 4.
At Gulf Pines, Liz Register,
appointed by a circuit court judge
to oversee the hospital, said the
future of the hospital lies as much
in the hands of lender Medica
Capital, and whether it is willing to
(See County on Page 9A)

County Reverses Course; Will

Move Ahead with Berm Work

by Despina Williams and Tim Croft
Star Staff Writers
While turtles bury their nests
in the sand and brave hatchlings
begin their instinctive march to the
sea, the county could be attempting
to construct sand berms or be six
months further away from making
any headway in the emergency
berm construction on St. Joseph
It will all hinge on dollars.
After watching a window of
opportunity grow more narrow by
the day, county staff had decided
that they would have to wait until
the close of turtle nesting season to
begin construction on the emer-
gency protective sand berms to be
funded by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency and the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.

Some two inches at rain drenched the area last Wednesday, turning the tront lawn ot First Methodist Church in
Port St. Joe into an old-fashioned swimming hole. Rain again fell in buckets early this week.

Reeves Announces Bid for New Term

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Serving people.
Port St. Joe city commissioner
John Reeves easily ticked off high-
lights from the past two years and
goals for the next. two, but in
explaining his decision to run for
another term in the Group 4 seat,
the conversation came around
again and again to service.
"The driving thing for me is I
love serving people," Reeves said in
announcing his re-election bid this
week. "Being a commissioner, to
me, is being a servant of the people.
"It isn't about me, it's about
them. I hope the people will entrust
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me with.another two-year term."
SBecause of the location of his
business his furniture shop sits
on Reid Avenue- Reeves said he is
afforded plenty of opportunities to
hear from the citizens, compile that
information and use it to create a
vision for the city and to inform his
decisions on the board.
"The role of the commissioner
should be about creating a vision
for the city," Reeves said.
When he first ran for office 17
years ago, Reeves placed a priority
on 'improving and lighting side-
walks in the city.
The city now has a five-year
work plan for repairing and replac-

ing existing sidewalks.
Reeves also noted that bringing
a city manager on board was
another priority when he ran two
years ago and late last month the
city welcomed Lee Vincent as city
"There is a need for a city man-
ager, to get the commissioners out
of the day-to-day and let a profes-
sional handle It," Reeves said.
Vincent, Reeves noted, should
be just the man to address what
has been for Reeves the most eye-
opening aspect of a commissioner's
job the slow reaction times of gov-
(See Reeveson Page 6A)

However, after receiving point-
ed input from the South Gulf
County Taxpayers Association,
county staff have decided to rebid
the project, ask for an extension of
a state permit and move forward -
provided county commissioners
come up with a required 5 percent
match on federal dollars.
"'It's going to cost more for us to
do it during ,turtle nesting season,"
said county administrator Don
Butler during Tuesday's regular bi-
monthly meeting of the County
Commission. "But it may be a price
we have to pay."
The county must tie up what
commissioner Bill Williams
described as "loose ends," specifi-
cally state and federal approval to
proceed during the turtle nesting
(See Emergency Berm on Page 16A)

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Area Sunrise Services

Two sunrise services will be
held along the Gulf and eastern
Bay County coastlines this Easter
Sunday, March 27.
At 7 a.m. EST, the Port St. Joe
Ministerial Association will sponsor
its annual community-wide Easter
Sunday Service in Frank Pate Park
in Port St. Joe. This year's speaker
will be Rev. Johnny Jenkins, pastor
of New Life Christian Center. Rev.
Lee Cordell of Grace Baptist
Church and president of the
Ministerial Association will conduct
the welcoming prayer. Rev. Andrew
Rutherford of Family Life Church

and Dr. Bill Taylor of Faith Bible
Church will also be on the program
sharing in music and prayer. A spe-
cial offering will be taken for the
work of the Ministerial Association.
Dr. Taylor said at the conclusion of
the service, announcements will be
made about Easter services at con-
gregations throughout the area.
S At 6 a.m. CST, the First Baptist
Church in Mexico Beach will also
be a Sunrise Service. The service
will be conducted at the Sea St.
Ramp. For more information about
this service, please call 648-5776.

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State Park Needs a Little

Help From Its Friends

by Despina Williams
S Star Staff Writer
STravelling in a well-
equipped motor home, their
50th anniversary gift to each
other, Tennessee residents
Art and Rosemary Rengers
made a spontaneous stop at
the St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park while en route to
Devoting much of the
last four years to the Naples
state park's non-profit
Friends organization, -:the

Rengers were urged by
countless fellow volunteers
to visit the 2,516-acre park
on Cape San Blas.
When they crossed into
Florida, they decided it was
time to see what all the fuss
was about.
"We thought, gosh,
there's got to be something
about this park," said
Rosemary Rengers, who with
her husband, will celebrate
the 15th anniversary of their
freewheeling retirement this

April Fool's Day.
Amid the miles of white
sand beaches, striking dune
formations and stately trees,
the Rengers found a park in
desperate need of some
After meeting park man-
ager, Barry Burch and assis-
tant park manager, Dan
Kemp, and listening to their
hopes to form a non-profit
Citizens Support Organiza-
(See STATE PARK on Page 3A)

A young vacationer enjoys a day at the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.

State Park Visitor's Center Celebrates Native Sea Life

One of the many varieties of fish found in the visitor's cen-
ter aquariums.

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Fran Maddox
asked the St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park's man-
ager for permission to house
a seashell exhibit in an
abandoned concessions
building, she was given the
immediate go ahead, and' a
few friendly words of warn-
The park manager told
Maddox: "You can do what
you want to, but we don't
have any money."
After dipping generously
into the riches of the St.
Joseph Bay, Maddox has
created, despite that nonex-
istent budget, a thriving
marine education/visitor's
center that has become one
of the state park's greatest
Since she first came up
with the idea of a seashell

display in 1997, Maddox has
expanded the center's offer-
ings to include several fish
tanks teeming with fish, dis-
plays of loggerhead turtle
and dolphin skulls, educa-
tional videos, and brochures
offering a wealth of informa-
tion on the creatures of St.
Joseph Peninsula.
When a camper gave
Maddox a one-gallon fish
tank, she decided she would
give visitors an authentic
glance into the sea life just
beyond the park's sandy
beaches. '
"I wanted to keep it. as
natural as possible. What
they can find out there, I
wanted them to see here,"
said Maddox, who takes a
dip net into the water to cap-
ture fish for the tanks.
Since starting with the
one-gallon tank in 1997,
Maddox has acquired three
75-gallon tanks, and a few
smaller ones, which house
turtles, hermit crabs and all
manner of bait fish.
Maddox credits the
equipment in the center to
"garage sales and a loving
husband who let .me haul
this stuff all over the coun-
Born in Shreveport, La.
and a current resident of
Knoxville, Maddox lives here
threecor- four months a year.
When she leaves for the sea-
son, another volunteer takes
over the center's work for a
few months, and then
returns all of the fish to the

When Maddox returns in
December, she wades in the.
water to catch a new cast of
characters for the tanks.
"My husband knows if
I'm going dipping, there's no
telling when I'll come back,"
Maddox laughed.
The fun part, for
Maddox, who has no back-
ground in marine biology, is
trying to identify the various
shells and fish that she
brings into the center.
"Sometimes I don't know
what I have," said Maddox,
who: relies on the word of
locals and the information
she gleans from reading any-
thing she can find on "shells
and critters."
Maddox recently led Cub

Scouts Pack No. 50 from Ft.
Rucker, Al. on a fish-captur-
ing excursion and often con-
ducts educational programs
within the center.
"I've had programs
where they're standing out-
side looking through the win-
dows, it was so crowded,"
said Maddox, who has
learned to make the best of
the cramped quarters.
The Louisiana native
said she has found a second
home at the state park, and
relishes her time spent at the
place she was first dragged
to by a friend.
"I never knew it existed
until I came here," said
Maddox. "And I've loved it
ever since."

Curator Fran Maddox holds what she calls a "shell without
a shell" inside the visitor's center.

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Rosemary and Art Rengers have volunteered their help with
the founding of the Friends of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.

tion (CSO) named the
Friends of St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park, the
Rengers made the pair a
"We said, 'We can't see
you now,'" recalled Art
Rengers, but he and his wife
pledged to return on their
way back from Naples.
And return they did.
Calling state park camp site
No. 35 their home for the last
several weeks, the Rengers
have worked tirelessly to
drum up support for the,
Friends organization, visiting
the Chamber of Commerce,
Tourist Development Council
and business and communi-
ty leaders.
Rosemary Rengers has
even scoured local newspa-
pers for civic organizations
who might be willing to
become Friends of the park,
keeping a file of clippings in
the motor home.
If the Rengers' plan of
attack seems particularly
well executed, it is because
they have both served on
numerous boards, and have
done a good deal of public
relations work for the
Friends group at the Collier
Seminole State Park in
Burch calls the Rengers'
assistance in the Peninsula
Park Friends project invalu-
"Without their help over

the last couple weeks, we'd
be months behind," said
A fifth-generation
Floridian, Burch stressed the
importance of the contribu-
tions of not only newcomers
and traveling altruists like
the Rengers, but of local res-
idents as well.
"It's very important that
we preserve the culture of
this area and bring those
people into the CSO," Burch
Art Rengers called Burch
and Kemp "quite a team,"
and admired the great care
they have taken to solicit
community support for the
"That's what makes
them unique," said Rengers,
who has taken the managers'
lead by asking for input from
residents who have called
the community home for
Describing the nature of
the Friends organization,
Burch said the CSO's non-
profitstatus will enable the
park to receive monetary
donations and grants from
the local community, which
will assist the park staff with
resource management, facili-
ties management and recy-
The CSO will also enable
the park to provide more.
expansive. environmental

Though the park cur-
rently hosts an annual Living
History Day, attended by
students from area schools,
Burch imagines an even
closer partnership with the
Gulf County school system
in the future.
Five to seven years down
the road, Burch hopes the
Friends organization will be
able to fund an environmen-
tal education center on park
grounds, which will help
park visitors cultivate a
deeper understanding of the
area's precious natural
An expanded visitor cen-
ter and the installation of a
bike path have also been dis-
cussed as worthy future
Friends projects.
For now, Burch is look-
ing for a core group of inter-
ested individuals who will be
willing to volunteer one hour
a month to the management
of the CSO.

To gauge the com-
munity support for the
CSO, the park is host-
ing a Friendship Day
at the park's Bayview
picnic area on
Saturday, April 2, from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Those interested
in learning more about
the Friends organiza-
tion will be treated to
a complimentary
spaghetti lunch.

With an estimated
departure date of April 6, the
Rengers plan to take the
park up on the free spaghet-
After that, it's on the
road again, with plans to
attend a beloved grandson's
graduation, and then a trip
out West, where neither the
70-year-old Rosemary nor
the 74-year-old Art have
spent much time.
But first it's home to
Tennessee for the couple
whose generosity is charac-
terized by the same relaxed
assurance as their life
"Tennessee's absolutely
gorgeous in the Spring," said
Rosemary Rengers, her face
brightened by the thought of
home. "We're anxious to get
For more information on
the Friends of the St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park, or to
RSVP for :.the park's
Friendship Day, call; 850-


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Packing The Parachute

Sometimes you cheat.
There are times many I have
found when someone else's words
provide the proper chords to the
tune you want to play on a given
The following is an e-mail a
friendfonvarded to me.
It's theme is so universal, partic-
ularly in the 100-meter sprint that is
life these days. that I chose to cheat
and pass it forward.

Charles Plumb was a U.S. Na.vy
jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 com-
bat missions, his plane was
Destroyed by a surface-to-air mis-
Plumb ejected and parachuted
ilto enemy hands.
He was captured and spent six
years in a communist Vietnamese
prison. He survived the ordeal and
now lectures on lessons learned
from that experience.
One day, when Plumb and his
wife were sitting in a restaurant, a
man at another table came up and
said, "You're Plumb! You flew jet
fighters in Vietnam from the air-
craft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were
shot down!"
"How in the world did you know
that?" asked Plumb.
"I packed your parachute," the
man replied.
Plumb gasped in surprise and
gratitude. The man pumped his
hand and said, "I guess it worked!"
Plumb assured him, "It sure
did! If your chute hadn't worked, I
wouldn't be here today."
Plumb couldn't sleep that night,
thinking about that man.
Plumb says, "I kept wondering
what he had looked like in a Navy
uniform: a white;hat;.,a blbiin,the
back; and bell-bottom trousers. I
wonder how many times I might
liave seen him and not even said
'Good morning, how are you?' or
anything because, you see, I was a
fighter pilot and he was just a
Plumb thought of the many
hours the sailor had spent at a long
wooden table in the bowels of the
ship, carefully weaving the shrouds
and folding the silks of each chute,
holding in his hands each time the
fate of someone he didn't know.
Now, Plumb asks his audience,
"Who's packing your parachute?"
Everyone has someone who pro-
vides what they need to make it
through the day.
He also points out that he need-
ed many kinds of parachutes when
his plane was shot down over

enemy territory he needed his
physical parachute, his mental
parachute, his emotional para-
chute, and his spiritual parachute.
He called on all these supports
before reaching safety.
Sometimes in the daily chal-
lenges that life gives us. we miss
what is really important.
We may fail to say hello, please,
or thank you, congratulate some-
one on something wonderful that
has happened to them. give a com-
pliment, or just do something nice
for no reason.
As you go through this week,
this month, this year, recognize
people who pack your parachutes.
I am sending you this as my
way of thanking you for your part
in packing my parachute. And I
hope you will send it on to those
who have helped pack yours!
Sometimes, we wonder why
friends keep forwarding jokes to us
without writing a word. Maybe this
could explain it: When you are very
busy, but still want to keep in
touch, guess what you do you for-
ward jokes.
And to let you know that you
are still remembered, you are still
important, you are still loved, you
are still cared for, guess what you
get? A forwarded joke.
So my friend, next time when
you get a joke, don't think that
you've been sent just another for-
warded joke, but that you've been
thought of today and your friend on
the other end of your computer
wanted to send you a smile, just
helping..you pack,your ,parachute._...

Which is what the people of this
community, this region they call the
Forgotten Coast, do every day.
From the road "wave" to the
friendly greetings to the time taken
in the grocery store to catch up on
life, the folks of this area pack the
parachute for others every day.
As anyone who has lived in
other places on the globe, who have
lived in urban areas, plied their
trades in antiseptically large com-
panies, can attest, this is the sort of
place in which parachute packing is
just part of the landscape, part of
life, part of the community fabric.
And we allfly a little higher, and
hit the ground a little softer when
we stumble, because of it.


FH4&4ln Do4A W4 iKe

by Kesley Colbert


From On High!

The whole thing took
place because we couldn't
sing and we were too old to
hunt Easter eggs. Most all of
the adults were either prac-
ticing for the cantata or boil-
ing eggs. I can smell the vine-
gar from those .paint kits
even now, forty years after
the fact. The younger kids
were breaking in their Buster
Brown's and doing some
heavy anticipation as to who
was going to find the lucky
"golden" egg on the church
lawn immediately after the
The men of the church
had trimmed bushes, hauled
in dirt to fill in a couple of
winter washouts, cut the
grass and scrubbed the front
steps and sidewalks. The
church could not look any
Brother Hatcher had
been working for weeks on a
special sermon about how
the Lilly of the Valley
stretched out those innocent
arms for me and for you. The
choir had added extra mem-
bers and had been staying
late every Wednesday after
prayer meeting since Janu-
ary getting ready for the spe-
cial song service. The azaleas
and buttercups burst forth
like they understood the sea-
son better than some
humans. The first weeks of
spring"-'and 'Eastei Sunday
just lends itself to a special
time of life!
Except for me, Buddy
Wiggleton and Bobby Brewer,
LaRenda Bradfield and Pam
Collins..... we were in those
awkward teenage years. And
we were about the only group
not assigned some task in
preparation for the most
important Sunday of the
Buddy got to thinking.
You can see this is not
heading in a very good direc-
"Doesn't it say in
Proverbs," We were walking
home after the Good Friday
service, "Stir up thy people so
they might know the Lord thy
I didn't know Buddy to
be a bible scholar. But, then
again, it sounded like
Proverbs to me.
"What do you have in
mind?" LaRenda already had

some doubts and we didn't
even have a plan. But her
daddy was the Sunday
School Superintendent and
he was pretty serious about
church. "You know we'll have
people here from Dyer.
Greenfield. Neboville, Medina
and I don't know where all
We did have a lot of visi-
tors on Easter. Buddy figured
the more the merrier, "What
if the Lord was to speak to'em
right in the middle of the ser-
We discussed a bull horn
from behind the Gulf Station.
"Naw, that's down the hill
below the church. That's the
wrong direction! We don't
want to hear from the wrong
guy!" Pam was smarter than
she looked. "We need a 'voice'
from on high."
People,. I don't know to
this day exactly how it all
came about....and I was right
there in the middle of itl
Bobby nixed any voice from
the- beginning. "Someone's
mother will recognize it, I
don't care how well we distort
or try to garble it."
Buddy remembered a log
chain down at his dad's weld-
ing shop. "What if we could
get it up in the attic and
maybe pull on it slightly at
the right moment.....it might
be considered a sign by the
unsuspecting souls below!"
"How are we going to get
a chain up in the attic?"
That was a good question
that we did not ponder long
enough on! And when we
snaked that thing out of Mr.
Joe's shop it was heavier
than any chain I'd ever han-
dled. It took us near 'bout an
hour to haul it up Pine
Street, down South Main and
then along Stonewall Street
to the church.
The opening to the attic
was in the back of the choir
loft above the baptistery. Me
and Buddy climbed up the
tiny ladder and Bobby and
LaRenda somehow got one
end up to us. It took another
hour to lay that chain across
twenty rafters or so. We had
too much chain. We coiled up
the excess beside the trap
door and skedaddled for our
respective houses before our
parents could figure out we
were up to no good
You talk about anticipa-
tion! I sweated through Sun-
day School. Our sudden dis-
appearance right before the
Call to Worship was easy to
explain. Someone had to help
Miss Minnie Lee's Home Mis-
sion Class hide the eggs. I felt
more than a twinge of guilt
when Mom complimented me

on my faithfulness to the
younger children.
Bobby. Buddy and I
silently climbed the ladder
and secreted ourselves in the
attic right before the choir.
came in. We couldn't hear the
announcement too good and
we waited until the choir got
going on their first number to
test our system. We were
going to give a little tug as if
God was clearing His throat
to speak.
Folks, this is where a bad
idea got badder! The chain
was so heavy we couldn't
move it. I cat-walked halfway
down the length of it to give
us better leverage. Buddy got
on the very end. Bobby
counted silently "one, two,
three"---we pulled with all
our might---the chain
lurched into motion. Sudden-
ly! Buddy backed over the
coiled up chain and kicked it
out of the trap door.....down
into the baptistery below
And he followed right
behind The weight of the
plummeting chain bounced
me and Bobby and the rest of
the chain across the rafters
as we all headed for the bap-
tistery. I let go just in time to
keep from plunging head long
into the abyss below! Bobby
caught the last foot joist and
was hanging on for dear life,
his feet dangling in mid air
for all the congregation to
The choir, as the chain
rambled behind them, cut
down with all the gusto they
could muster on that part
about, "Up from the grave He
arose, with a mighty triumph
over His foesl He AROSE!"
Revival broke out at the
First Baptist Church of
McKenzie4. Tennessee! People
were jumping pews and
repenting right and left.
Brother Andrew Johnsonious
got to confessing to sins he'd
committed when on shore
leave in Singapore right after
the war.
The Waterfords ran all
the way back to Dyer! They
left their Hudson in the park-
ing lot.
Eight people got saved
and we had forty-one rededi-
cations! Brother Hatcher
later declared it was the best
sermon he never preached!
Mother was mortified.
Daddy reckoned it was better
than the Easter. egg hunt. As
for the Lilly of the Valley---
one day I'm gonna stand
before Him and have to give
an accounting for it....
You Think About That
This Easter,

I Reckon My Relatives Thought I Would Never Live This Long

I HAD A FINE birthday
Sunday. It was one of the
best I ever had for several
I never figured I would
live so long and I received
numerous birthday cards. I
reckon my relatives thought
I would never live this long,
The only negative I suf-
fered on my birthday was my
dog dying: not on my birth-
day, but 10 days before.
I even received a few
gifts along with the cards:
which I didn't need but they
were appreciated, anyhow.
I was even honored at
the church with a party.
They said it was to start a
special series of Sunday
School lessons, but I knew
the REAL reason for the
gathering and the eating.
Who ever heard of hav-
ing an "eating" at the church
to observe the start of a spe-
cial set of Sunday School
One person asked me if I
was now 40. I had to admit
that I was now nearly twice


Written by Wesley Ranmey
Syga 6f 8 MFSS ~ I

It didn't htirt to admit it
though. I was just glad that I
have made it this far.
I admit to being 78.

me a cake and it's been a
while since she has baked
me, or anyone else, any-
Sunday afternoon, while
I was reading the paper, she
brought a hot pound cake,
fresh out of the oven, hand-
ed it to me, and said: "Happy
It was good, too.
My tastes must be
Previously, I would have
thought the stickiest, gooey-
ist cake would have been the
epitome of good cakes. Now,
almost my favorite cake is a

hot pound cake with butter
spread on it.
She had baked me a
pound cake and spread but-
ter on it.
It just happened to be
my favorite cake. It was, that
day, at least!
Aren't I lucky?
I even had the day off in
my dialysis treatments. I
remarked to Stephanie Sat-
urday, my technician, that
DaVita had given me the day
off for my birthday.
She said: "When is your
I replied: "Sunday".
She said: 'Well, in that
case, I suppose we can let
you have the whole day to
Sunday is the only day
of the week they are closed.

I GOT MY NEW Driver's
License officially re-newed
I now have a new license
to drive the car for six years,
if my wife will let me!
I drive once a month,
with Frenchie frowning on
that day [or, night.]
The license bureau did-
n't put any restrictions on
my new six-year license,
except that I must have my
glasses on while driving.
The Highway Patrol can
be sure I will have them on
while driving. I couldn't see
even if I were in the proper
vehicle if I didn't have them
on. I might even drive 90
miles an hour, if I didn't
have them on!
In other words, I could-

n't even read the speedome-
ter if I didn't have them on.

being able to get my license
so easy. I thought I would
have to take a driving test, or
But, I didn't.
I just walked into the
license issuing office,
showed the young lady my
expired license and she
typed me out a new one, just
like that
My only surprise was the
new photo which was
attached. I looked old!
My kids must approve of
my wife's move since one of
them is available to drive,
anyplace I want to go.
They never said that is
the reason they are avail-
able, but they are just mys-
teriously available without
me asking.
They must think I am
already an invalid, or some-
thing. If they aren't avail-
able, I can usually figure out
how to do anything I want
to. If I can't figure out a way
to do what I want, I just

don't do it.
The other day, I got
down on my knees to look
inside the bottom drawer on
the entertainment center,
looking for a book I might
not have read.
I couldn't get back up!
It surprised me!
The last time I was down
on my knees, I could get up,
with a little help from a
bench or a chair to pull up
on. But, now that I'm 78, I
couldn't make it, somehow.
Do you suppose my get-
ting a year older had any-
thing to do with it? If it did,
I'll just go back to being only

many people who expressed
sorrow over Smudgie's pass-
ing away so suddenly 10
days ago.
I knew she had a wide
following in Port St. Joe,
even though she was my dog
for 10 years. I appreciate it
and I know Smudgie would
appreciate it.

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Retired General Speaks to Student Leaders

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
It's not everyday that a
West Point Academy gradu-
ate and retired brigadier gen-
eral visits Port St. Joe High
On Tuesday morning,
JROTC cadets, the Student
Government Association and
National Honor Society wel-
comed Ret. Brig. Gen. Pete
Hidalgo for a presentation on
his alma mater.
Former Gulf County
School Superintendent
Walter Wilder introduced his
brother to the audience of
high school student leaders
and handful of Port St. Joe
Middle School students invit-
ed to hear the presentation.
Hidalgo, a 1958 gradu-
ate of the U.S. Military
Academy, asked the audi-
ence how many had ever
heard of West Point, and
roughly half the students
raised their hands.
Lightheartedly, the retired
brigadier general then chal-
lenged the early morning
audience to tell him exactly
what is West Point Academy.
"Is it a place?" one ner-
vous student asked.
Giving a brief promotion-
al synopsis of West Point,
Hidalgo said the Academy is
a school designed to train
young people to enter into
the Army.
"It's not just a place
where people learn to shoot

guns," he said.
Military training, accord-
ing to Hidalgo, is not the only
reason to attend West Point.
He equated the educa-
tional opportunities available
at West Point to a "$150,000
education at any other
"West Point is not just a
place to get an education,
but it's a place to become a
leader," Hidalgo said.
Graduates in the Class
of 2005, he said, will become
platoon leaders and likely
leave the country for Iraq or
Afghanistan before the end of
the year.
"That education, experi-
ence and leadership
[obtained at West Point]
stays with you for a lifetime,
whether or not you continue
a career in the Army,"
Hidalgo reiterated.
Accompanying Hidalgo
with his presentation was a
1991 graduate of West Point,
Shawn Fennelly.
After the audience
watched a 15-minute video
entitled, "Leaders for a
Lifetime," which gave a per-
spective about what student
life at West Point was all
about, Fennelly gave the stu-
dents a PowerPoint presenta-
tion on admission to West
The video specifically
addressed the strict Cadet
Honor Code by which all
cadets must abide. The

West Point graduate Shown Finnelly (r) visited Port St. Job
High School with Ret. Brig. Gen. Pete Hidalgo (I) to answer ques-
tions about the U.S. Military Academy.

Honor Code says, "A cadet
will not lie, cheat, steal, or
tolerate those who do."
Fennelly further explained
the experience and training
at West Point focuses on
three key points:
1. whole person develop-
2. academic achievement
3. cadet support system
"West Point graduates
are placed in leadership
positions overseas at a very
early stage in their military
careers," Fennelly explained.
He should know.
Fennelly explained to the
crowd that just 14 months
after graduating from West
Point, he was put in charge
of security operations for the
U.S. Embassy in Kuwait
City, Kuwait.
At the conclusion of
Fennelly's presentation,

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,
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

Hidalgo made the students
take out a piece of paper and
write down one thing -
"Go home, look over that
site and 'google' it," he
Port St. Joe High School
Principal Duane McFarland
concluded the presentation,
thanked the students for
attending and gesturing
toward the students said,
"What we've got here is the
school's leadership."
Zack Scoggins, a sopho-
more in the JROTC program,
said he was already interest-
ed in attending the Naval
Academy before Hidalgo's
"I really enjoyed it and it
just confirmed my feelings
about attending the Naval
Academy," he said.

showcase delectable sam-
plings of the freshest
seafood, fun appetizers and
taste tempting desserts in a
caf6 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, fogd,and fin activi-
ties will make this an event
to remember. Admission is

Ret. Br. Gen. Pete Hidalgo spoke to the JROTC cadets,
Student Government Association, National Honor Society and a
handful of middle school students Tuesday at the high school.

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,
Atlantai and even as' fa~- aiay
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-
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County Tourist Development
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in the United States Navy, obtained a Bachelor's degree in

Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and worked

twenty-eight years for the DeKalb County Department of

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January 1, 1998, my wife and I retired to Mexico Beach.

We have five children and nine grandchildren.

I am not a member of any special interest group,-I don't

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contractor. and if he isn't
around. the work doesn't
always get done properly or
in a timely manner What are
acceptable reasons for dis-
missal from serving on the
A: The criteria lor exclu-
sion from jury duty include:
1) Being under prosccu-
tion for any crime.
2) Having convictions in
Florida, federal court, or any
other state, territory, or
county, of bribery, forgery.
petjury, larceny or any other
flony offense, unless civil
rights have been restored.
3) Holding public office
as Governor, Lieutenant
Governor, a Cabinet officer,
Clerk of Court, or judge.
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your husband, there are
other conditions which allow
exemption from jury service
if requested:
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parents who are not
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custody of a child under the
age of six.
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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
After six and a half years,
the City of Wewahitchka will
bid farewell to Mrs. Jerri
Linton on March 31.
On Friday, April 1,
though April Fool's Day,
Linton said she's already got
a fishing trip planned.
"Since it's April Fool's, I
don't know if I'll be able to go
or not," Linton laughed.
When asked what she
planned to do after retire-
ment, besides a lot of fishing,
Linton said she would like to
do some traveling and spend
more time with her nine
Her husband, William
"Hamp" Linton, Jr., a retired
accountant, has been encour-
aging his wife to retire for the
last year.
"I'm 64 years old," Linton
"It's time to retire and
enjoy life a little bit."
Already in the office
training to take over Linton's
position in April, Gwen Exley
says she is excited to be back
home in Wewahitchka.
"I'm impressed by the
quality of people I'll be work-

ing for and with," Exley said.
Exley retired from a pre-
vious job in Ponce de Leon
before she decided to return
home. Prior to that, she was
employed with an attorney in
Bonifay for 11 years.
Born and raised in
Wewahitchka, Exley moved
away for family reasons.
'There's five generations
of my family buried here, so

this is really home for me,"
she said.
Exley said she was
already planning to move
back to Wewa when she
heard about the city clerk's
opening, "on the street."
'The fact that I get to
move back home and work
with members of the commu-
nity is just the icing on the
cake," Exley said.



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Reeves would also place a
priority over the next two
years on sprucing up
entrance ways and paving the
pathways at the city's two
He would also like to hire
a full-time recreation director
to, "run education programs
for our youth."
"We make it illegal to ride
a skateboard in streets or on
sidewalks, but we don't pro-
vide a place for them to do it,"
Reeves said. "It makes crimi-
nals out of kids and that is
Reeves also hopes to nur-
ture an environment which
would bring the public to the
table more often and more
forcefully as the city faces
challenges down the road.
He would like to see a
planning advisory committee
established to examine each
proposed development in
order to make recommenda-
tions to the City Commission.
And he seeks a dose of
vision from the folks who are
going to live in the communi-

"When City Hall gets
filled to capacity with people
with an issue, commissioners
tend to listen," Reeves said.
"When it's left to the five com-
missioners, it too often comes
down to who can shout the
'That's not an effective
way to run government. If the
local people can get involved,
they can make the calls on
the direction of our future."
He added that over the
years he has demonstrated
both perseverance and the
ability and willingness to
change his mind when he is
wrong, critical attributes for a
commissioner, Reeves said.
Reeves is a long-time
member of First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe.
He has two children:
Bryan, currently serving with
Army Reserves in
Afghanistan, and Brittany,
attending college in
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by Captain Dave Maddox
When Pappy started'the
cattle business on the Cape,
he didn't have grazing rights
or a lease. Because it was
open range anybody's live
stock could freely roam the
range. He did get a grazing
rights lease from the Mobile
District Corps of Engineers
about 1950 because the gov-
ernment had taken over the
peninsula during the war.
This lease gave him permis-
sion to graze his cows on the
I am not sure when
Daddy first started in the
cattle business. When I was
just a kid riding a Shetland
pony in the 1920s my moth-
er had about 35 cows up at
Frink and they were brought
down here. They drove them
right down the road with
horses and I rode my
Shetland pony from Oak
Grove to White City to help
them drive the cows the rest
of the way down here. They
put the cows from Frink
around the head of the bay.
Those cows had never been
around dog flies like we have
here on the coast and when
the dog flies hit that fall, the
cows were being eaten up.
Our other cows would go out
in the bay and stand in the
water to avoid the flies but
these cows did not know
what to do. Sometimes the
flies were so bad that the
only part of the cows you
could see above the water
were their horns and nos-
One morning up at my
Grandmother McFarland's in
Frink, where the cows had
come from, Uncle Perry went
out to the lot and there stood
Ole' Yeller, one of the cows
that they had driven to St.
Joe. He went back to the
house and told everybody
"Ole Yeller is out there at the
lot." They said, "No, she is in
St. Joe." He said, "Come see,"
and they went out there and
sure enough there stood Ole'
Yeller. She had left St. Joe
and walked all the way back
to Frink, about 45 miles. We
did not know it at the time
but some of the other cows
followed her along and
dropped off at different areas
between St. Joe and Frink.
Daddy had a lot of hogs
over on:the peninsula.; He
and some of my mother's
family would bring a mule
and wagon down here from

Frink and carry it over on the
peninsula with a bunch of
dogs on it. They would camp
out and use the dogs to
catch these hogs and put
them in a pen. Then Daddy
would take the pilot boat and
go over there and catch these
wild, crazy hogs, tie their
feet, and wade out in the
water and put them in the
skiff boat. He would then
pull the skiff boat across the
bay with the pilot boat. They
would carry them out of the
boat and put them in a pen
over at my parents' home
until they could get some
kind of truck to carry them
on up to Frink to fatten to
butcher. Back them they
grew chewfers instead of
peanuts to fatten hogs.
Chewfers are a type of nut
that grows in the ground
that looks kind of like a
One particular time,
about 1924 or 1925, we had
a young buck mule down
here that was kind of skid-
dish. It was time to take him
and the wagon back to Frink.
Mother's brother, Everett
McFarland, who was just a
grown teenager, was helping
us. We decided to leave one
afternoon driving the mule
and wagon to Frink with my
mother and daddy, Uncle
Everett, and me.
We had all these dogs
with us that had been catch-
ing hogs over on the penin-
sula. Some of them were bull
dogs, some hound dogs,
some were cur dogs, red
dogs, white dogs, speckled
dogs, there were all kinds of
dogs, about six or eight in
Daddy busted a bale of
hay and put it in the wagon
so we could lie down and
sleep part of the time. We
started driving the mile back
to Frink that afternoon. We
got up here to where the
courthouse is now and start-
ed across the railroad tracks.
Back in those days people
had dogs that would ride on
the running boards of their
cars. As we were going along
the road a man came by with
an Airedale dog on the run-
ning board of his car and
passed us. Well, his dog
barked at our dogs and our
dogs decided that they would
run him down and catch him
like the hogs and get him off
that running board. It was a
dirt road back in those days

and a car wouldn't go very
fast. Finally the car got on
away from the dogs and we
got out to White City just
before dark. We got on the
ferry and got across to the
other side of the canal.
Daddy took a jug and went
around to a pump to get
some water for us to drink on
the way.
Unknown to Daddy, the
man with the Airedale was
camping around there at
that pump. All of our dogs
followed Daddy around there
and they started fighting.
Daddy was kicking apart our
dogs and the other man was
kicking our dogs and finally
got them all kicked apart
while Uncle Everett held the
We started on up the
road. Just beyond the canal
there were turpentine hous-
es on each side of the road
where people lived who
worked in the turpentine
industry. Back then, of
course, it was open range
and people had cows, calves,
two or three hogs, and a dog
they trailed coons with. So as
we started up through there,
all of their dogs ran out and
barked at us. Of course our
dogs responded and ran over
and started fighting their
dogs. Daddy would jump out
of the wagon and hold the
skittish mule to keep him
from running away until
Uncle Everett could get out
and hold the mule. Then
Daddy would go over there
and start kicking the dogs
and separating them and
getting them back. The dogs
fought all the way through
White City.
It was getting dark as we
got up to the Whitfield settle-
ment. Nanny and Pappy
dreaded going through there
because Mr. Whitfield always
had hogs, cows and goats
that would lie out there in
the road at night. Sure
enough, when we got there
our dogs started catching Mr.
Whitfield's cows, goats and
hogs, and the same thing
happened all over again.
Daddy jumped out and
grabbed the skittish mule by
the bits and held him until
Uncle Everett could get out
there and hold him. Well, all
the Whitfields came out and
they were separating dogs
and trying to get our dogs off
their hogs. We finally got our
dogs together and got out of
there and staiited 6' up
toward Wewa.
The Gaskins had a tur-

pentine still where the road
goes to Dalkeith, and they
used mules in the turpentine
woods pulling their wagons
around. As we were
approaching that area some
of our dogs had gotten up
ahead of our wagon and all of
a sudden they began bark-
ing. We wondered why in the
world they were barking.
They would normally bark at
something and catch it.
About that time one of the
dogs began to scream and
yell and all of the dogs came
running back to the wagon
with their tails in between
their legs. We couldn't figure
out what had happened; we
decided they must have run
into an alligator up there.
There was a little pond there
and an alligator probably
slapped one of them with his
tail. That got some of the tur-
pentine mules excited and
they came running down the
road to see what was going
on. One of them circled the
wagon and stopped right
there by our mule. When it
stopped one of our bull dogs
jumped up and caught him
right in the nose. Well, the
mule began to raise cain and
he ran off up the road.
There were turpentine
houses on each side of the
road there where people had
dogs and hogs. That incident
got the dogs barking. Of
course when we got up they
started fighting. Daddy had
to jump out and hold the
mule until Uncle Everett
could get out and hold the
mule. Mama was holding me,
afraid the mule was going to
run away. Finally we got the
dogs separated and kicked
and got out of there and went
on up to Honeyville.
Mama and Daddy had
friends living in Wewa and
they were ashamed to go
through Wewa with that
bunch of dogs 'cause they
knew what was going to hap-
pen. Unfortunately, there
was not another way to get to
Frink. Back then, people had
milk cows and the cows
roamed the streets in Wewa.
People would have fences
around their yards just to
keep other people's dogs and
cows out.
Mother and Daddy want-
ed to try and go around a
back road in Wewa to keep
from causing too much com-
motion because they knew
what was going to happen.
Sure enoughh it did. The
wagon was beginning to kind
of croak. The dogs were

beginning to get a little tired,
they had walked and fought
the 24 miles from St. Joe to
Wewa and it was pretty well
into the night. The wagon
wheel was kind of making a
noise and those local dogs
began to bark and jump over
the fence to run out to where
we were. Of course our dogs
began to fight. Daddy
jumped out and grabbed the
mule by it bits until Uncle
Everett could get there and
hold him. Our dogs were
fighting another man's dog
outside the man's gate. His
dog decided he had had all
that he could stand and he
tried to climb over the fence
to get back in his yard. He
couldn't jump the fence so he
tried to climb over it. Two or
three of our dogs got a hold
of him. The owner came out
on his porch with a kerosene
lantern trying to see what in
the world was going on. He
saw a man out there cussing
dogs and trying to make
them come back and he
could not tell what was going
on. Our dogs all climbed the
fence and got up on the
man's porch and were fight-
ing up on the porch around
his feet. He was kicking the
dogs and holding the lantern
while Pappy was calling our
dogs. We finally got that set-
tled and could hear another
dog barking up the road a lit-
tle bit further. Care to guess
what was in store?
We got up there and
somebody's milk cow was
out in the road. The cow

began to fight the dogs
because she had a calf.
Pappy caught the dogs as the
cow was bellowing. The
owner came out and wanted
to know what in the heck
was going on. We finally
fought our way all the way
through Wewa and got out of
We found out the next
day people would walk up
town and around and say
"Did you see that mess that
went through here last
night?" "No, but I heard it."
Somebody would say, "I've
never seen such a bunch of
fighting dogs in my life. They
fought under my house and
on the porch." This was
talked about for some time in
Wewa. Of course Mama and
Daddy never did let on as to
who they were.
About daylight the next
morning we got up to what is
now the county line and the
dogs caught a pole cat right
under the wagon. That got
things pretty smelly. About
ten o'clock that Monday we
finally dragged into Frink.
They said the once skittish
mule's head was way down
near the ground and every
once in a while another dog
would come dragging in with
his feet just about worn out.
They said our eyes looked
like fried eggs from being
awake all night. That was the
45-mile wagon trip bringing
the mule home to Frink from
St. Joe that took about 20
hours. Now you can drive it
in less than an hour.

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an Easter egg hunt at the
Constitution Convention
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10 a.m. and last until all the
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waste or unnecessarily
"On the other hand," he
continued, "voting to deny
HB 741 and SB 1178 con-
dones fishing with nets that
have a by-catch rate near 90
per cent, resulting in only 10
per cent of the fish being of
marketable size. Most juve-
nile fish caught in these nets
are destroyed, leaving few to
ever reach an age of repro-
duction. Since the stated
purpose of the Limited Net
Fishing Act was to prevent
o'oerfis'liiig. unnecessary
killing and waste' of Florida's
marine resource, it seems
clear that the current man-
dated net size violates the
intent of the Act," he con-
There have been practi-
cal demonstrlinns of this.
In March 2003, a Florida
Fis1 and Wildlife
Conseration commissioner
went on a fishing trip with
two commercial fishermen
off Pine Island in central
Florida, and got a close look
at how the two-inch mesh
catches and kills young fish,

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while not catching the
mature fish the men were
Commissioner Herky
Huffman was shocked that
the fishermen's legal nets
caught and killed juvenile
fish, and vowed at the time to
call for a review of the
Limited Net Act.
"The fishermen aren't
asking for an increase of the
500-square foot net size
limit," he said, "just to be
allowed to use a larger mesh
size that will allow the juve-
nile fish to slip through,
while catching the adults."
However, until the intro-
duction of the two bills last
month, little progress was
After initial presenta-
tions from both Kendrick
and Lawson in their respec-
tive chambers, Attorney
General Charlie Crist, who
was an active proponent of
the so-called "Net Ban" in
1994, and campaigned vigor-
ously to convince the elec-
torate that it was an act
which would promote protec-
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of the state, issued a letter to
the sponsors, concluding
that the proposed legislation
would violate two provisions
of the Florida Constitution.
Crist urged the sponsors
to reconsider their support of
the legislation in order to
save the taxpayers the
inevitable costs of litigating
the changes.
In that letter, issued on
March 14, Crist notes that
Article X, Section 16 of the
Florida Constitution pro-
hibits the use of gill nets or
other entangling nets in
Florida waters, while Article
IV, Section 9 places all regu-
latory and executive authori-
ty regarding fishing issues
with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission, and that it has
consistently upheld the pur-
pose of the net ban amend-
On March 16, the
Environmental Preservation
(EP) Committee of the Senate
held a workshop on the larg-
er net mesh proposal of SB
1178. Dave Grix presented
the case for the larger mesh
"It became very apparent
that once the Senate heard
the substaAce of our argu-
ment supporting SB 1178,
they realized that our posi-
tion was good for the envi-
ronment, the economy and
the people of Florida," he
said Friday. "Neither the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
nor the Coastal Conservation
Association could reasonably
justify their positions on the
harmful two-inch stretch
mesh nets.
They also failed to justify
why they are forcing the
commercial industry to vio-
late the "single subject"
clause of the Amendment
(conservation), two of the
three written purposes of the
Amendment (unnecessary
killing and waste), and voter
intent (to limit, not prohibit
net fishing.)"
Kendrick said Friday,
"One of the things we need to
clarify is how far can the
mesh size be taken. We don't
want to mandate a specific
size, just a more, reasonable
mesh so that bur fishermen
aren't killing the juvenile
fish, but catching more

"The FWC has no scien-
tific data or studies to pre-
sent. It's clear that the small-
er mesh kills smaller fish."
At the workshop, Dave
Grix and Ron Fred Crum
faced off with State Attorney
Jonathan Glogau, who
according to Crum, "attempt-
ed to take credit for the First
District Court of Appeals
refusing to write an opinion
on our cases. Mr. Glogau
became unnerved when the
senators asked him about
constitutional law. Glogau
struggled with the questions,
stuttering in his attempt to
deliver biased answers."
Kendrick said, "The arro-
gance of Glogau getting up
there and trying to argue,
when he had no evidence to
present, is astounding."
'Ted Forsgren of the CCA
had the nerve to try to fool
the Senate with the same
misdirection tactics he uses
on the undereducated public
and his own choir," Grix con-
tinued. "It was clear that the
Senators were insulted sev-
eral times by Ted's state-
ments. Most of his ground-
less comments were discred-
ited with facts He was fillet-
ed and released."
"FWC Head
Commissioner, Herky
Huffman, gave a nice, short
speech about feeling sorry
for the fishermen," Grix said.
"He then told the Senate how
his hands were tied as far as
helping fishermen. We didn't
bother telling the senators
how many times we have
heard the FWC attorneys tell
the commission that they
could make the proper
changes in law that Mr.
Huffman claimed not to be
able to make," he continued.
"Mr. Crum and I devas-
tated the FWC, CCA, and
State Attorney with docu-
mented facts, not the hype,
lies and deception that our
opposition presented. Even
Sen. Paula Dockery
(Chairman of the EPC) had
to see that her statements to
Florida Sportsman Magazine
about not allowing the
Environmental Preservation
Comirsttee to vote on this
issue may have been a bit
premature. If she is a true
environmentalist, she will
understand why none of the
574 scientists have stood by
the FWC's two-inch rule, and
the senator will let democra-
cy work by letting the vote go
Representative Kendrick
said, "We still have two com-
mittees to get this through,
and I hope to get that done in
the next two weeks. I'm sure
the DCA will challenge it, but
it will have to be looked at in
a constitutional context.
"The resources of Florida
belong to the people, and the
way things are now, the fish-
ermen are having more of an
effect on the environment
than they want to," he said.

Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen regis-
tered new voters and answered questions at the third annual
Mexico Beach Fire Department rummage sale.

Fire Department Holds a

Rummage Sale, Area Civic

Association Registers Voters

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
While many were filing to
the beach to enjoy the beau-
tiful weather last Saturday,
firefighters in Mexico Beach
welcomed the community for
their annual rummage sale.
In conjunction with the
rummage sale, the newly
formed Mexico Beach Civic
Association invited the Bay
County Supervisor of
Elections Mark Andersen to
help them register citizens to
vote in anticipation of the
upcoming election.
Peggy Wood, owner of the
Driftwood Inn in Mexico
Beach and member of the
Civic Association, said the
event was not politically
"We just want people to
come out and register," Wood
said. "We don't care who they
vote for as long as they come
out and vote."
Members of the Civic
Association arrived at the fire
station bright and early to
set up a registration tent to
coincide with the start of the
rummage sale, now in its
third year.
Captain Mitch Grainger
said approximately 250 to
300 people perused the
items for sale on Saturday.
In addition to profits gener-
ated from the rummage sale,
fireman sold grilled hotdogs
and hamburgers to raise
Captain Grainger proud-
ly reported an approximately
$1,200 total profit from the
weekend's event.
Money raised at the
annual event goes towards
the purchase of new equip-
ment and replacement of old
equipment at the fire station.
Besides registering vot-
ers at the event, Civic
Association members also
shared information and edu-
cated people about their new

Bob Ginsberg said the
association's primary pur-
pose is to generate an inter-
est and involvement in deci-
sions about Mexico Beach.
"Our goal is to get
enough people involved to
have meetings about particu-
lar issues before decisions
are made at the city govern-
ment level," Ginsberg said.
According the organiza-
tion's minutes from a meet-
ing on March 9, there will be
a $10 fee for registration per
household, and membership
dues will be $15 annually.
To qualify as a member
of the association, one must
meet several requirements:
Must be a registered
Must list a name,
address and telephone num-
Must list number of
members per household;
Must have a voter reg-
istration card;
Members must attend
nine of 12 meetings annual-
ly. A missed meeting can be
made up by participating in
a Civic Association function,
like the voter registration
Membership is not lim-
ited to residents of Bay
Ginsberg reiterated this
point by emphasizing that
since issues affecting Mexico
Beach residents, by default,
usually affect residents of St.
Joe Beach and Beacon Hill.
The Mexico Beach Civic
Association will meet again
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invest another significant
chunk of change, as with
Meanwhile, county, and
for that matter city, officials
have yet to determine how
much they are willing to
expend to establish the
urgent care facility at the
Health Department.

Which, in turn, has
brought Bay Medical Center
into the equation, a least as
offered by commissioner Bill
The timeline for the
county and Sacred Heart
was laid out for commission-
ers by McKnight on Tuesday

The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting dri-
ver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints dur-
ing the month of March
2005, on the roadways listed
below in Holmes, Jackson
and Washington counties.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equipment,
troopers will concentrate
their efforts on vehicles being
operated with defects such
as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equip-
ment. In addition, attention
will be directed to drivers

who would violate the driver
license laws of Florida.
The Patrol has found
these checkpoints to be an
effective means of enforcing
the equipment and driver
license laws of Florida while
ensuring the protection of all
State Road #10, #71,
#81, #277, #286, #273, #79,
#2, #276, #73, #77 and #69;
County Road #169, #164,
#185, #173, #69A, #165,
#167, #177, #284, #279,
#165A, #162, #179, #181,
#271, #276, #280 #177A and
Snow Hill Road.

Mexico Beach Police Report

During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 113'
calls for service, investigated
one burglary and two thefts.
During the same period,
officers investigated three
traffic crashes with a com-
bined property .c damage
report of $13,500: The offi-
cers issued six traffic cita-
tions and eight traffic warn-

Officers also made three
arrests. On March 19,
Richard Schweikert of
Mexico Beach was arrested
for DUI; Stephen Smith of
Columbus, Ga., was arrested
for possession of cannabis.
less than 20 grams. On
March 20, two juveniles were
arrested for burglary and

The Health Care
Committee met with Sacred
Heart officials last Thursday
to sketch out the broad out-
lines of a proposed new hos-
'They have the begin-
nings of a good plan,"
McKnight said. "There is still
a lot of work that needs to be
The parties will meet
again on April 4 to cast arms
about the true bottom line -

for all stakeholders.
On April 7, the
Commission will conduct a
workshop with Sacred Heart,
The St. Joe Co., which is
donating land and start-up
construction dollars, and
others to put meat to bones
on the proposal.
That would be the meet-
ing we would flesh out all of
this," McKnight said.
What is each party's'
responsibility? How do they

Gulf County Sheriffs Report for the Week

On March 7, Kendrick
Lawayne Gray, b/m, 24, of
Panama City was arrested
for VOP, burglary of dwelling;
Lisa Jane Bernal, w/f, 32, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested for
violation pretrial release.
On March 8, William Lee
Penamon, b/m, 30, of Port

St. Joe was arrested for child
support, VOP, sale/delivery
of controlled substance.
On March 9, Clyde D.
Gentry, w/m, 28, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for aggravated battery, crimi-
nal mischief.
On March 11, James

David Watts, w/m, 44, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for child support; Shannon
Jabbar Clayton, b/m, 24, of
Panama City, was arrested
for FTA, battery, VOP, resist-
ing with violence.
On March 14, Valencia
S. Copeland, b/f, 28, of
Defuniak Springs, was
arrested for possession of
marijuana, possession of
cocaine, introduction of con-
traband to a prison facility;
Tricia Lynn Paulson, w/f,
23, of Florida, was arrested
for possession of marijuana,
introduction' of contraband
to a prison.
On March 15, Damien J.
White, b/m, 23, of Franklin
County, was arrested for
FTA-DWSLR; James Edward

Hamilton, w/m, 43, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for bat-
On March 16, Shannon

Jo Gortman, w/f, 26, of
Apalachicola, was arrested
for VOP, grand theft; Forrest
Jamieson Heacock, w/m, 18,
of Maryland, was arrested for
burglary and criminal mis-
On March 18, Random
Matthew Jackson, w/m, 18,
of Wewahitchka, was arrest-
ed for possession of a con-
trolled substance.
On March 19, Robert Lee
Jones, w/m, 35, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for posses-
sion of a controlled sub-
stance; Eric C. Mace, w/m,
36, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for DUI.
On March 21, Ramon D.
Flores, h-/m, 19, of
Blountstown, was arrested
for DUI.
Charges against Jason
Weathers have been dis-
missed by the State
Attorney's office.

City Ordinance Regarding Abandoned

and/or Junked Vehicles in Port St. Joe

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
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

meet it?
"We're hoping by the
12th (of April) the Board of
County Commissioners will
take the first step toward
adopting an MOU," said
Doug Kent, executive direc-
tor of the Health
The urgent care clinic is
tip-toeing forward.
Kent noted that the
response to the request for
applications for job openings
at the clinic had been less
than expected.
He and McKnight attrib-
uted that to the lingering sta-
tus of Gulf Pines, in the
minds of both potential
employees and health offi-
"We are looking for some
people," McKnight said.
"We are also trying to
hang back a little to see if
someone does open up the
(emergency room) over there.
We don't want to duplicate
As Kent put it, "We are
still saying we want to open
in April ... We have so many
balls in the air."
Folks wishing to apply
for positions at the clinic can
go to myflorida.com and click
on the "peoplesfirst" link.
Williams said Tuesday
that BMC had expressed an
interest in trying to assist in
filling the void by operating -
through the Health
Department's Federally
Qualified Health Clinic the
urgent care clinic.
"It could save us a lot of
money," Williams said.
For instance, Williams
noted, commissioners had
already agreed to spend
$58,000 on an X-ray
machine and lab equipment,
while BMC officials indicated
a willingness to provide CT
scan and X-ray equipment
and outfit the clinic.
McKnight and Kent sug-
gested, and commissioners
agreed, to allow the Health
Care Committee to "kick
around" the idea and report
back to the Commission.
Williams motioned, and
commissioners approved,
tabling the $58,000 expendi-
ture until the committee
reports back on its discus-
The worry, Kent and
McKnight said, is that while
BMC could fill a void, it could
also "muddy the waters", car-
rying the county from the
present Gulf Pines to the
future Sacred Heart facility,

providing a foothold to a
potential competitor, jeopar-
dizing the Sacred Heart pro-
Which, as so often in this
medical saga of so many
years, brings the circle back
to Gulf Pines.
Register and attorneys
will meet with AHCA officials
Friday in what is one of three
options informal hearing
with agency officials avail-
able after the agency formal-
ly moved to revoke the hospi-
tal's license on March 10.
The deadline for answer-
ing the administrative com-
plaint filed by AHCA is
March 31, so, as Register
said, "time is of the essence."
The hurdles remain high
in addressing a series of defi-
ciencies mapped out in the
complaint not to mention
the facility has had its ability
to bill for Medicare pulled -
but Medical Capital is ulti-
mately the real X-factor.
The California-based
lender, already foreclosing on
a $1.7 million loan to hospi-
tal owner Hubert Steeley as
well as putting up $350,000
to have Register appointed
receiver, holds the keys to
the bank for any future Gulf
Pines might have.
Register has put the
price tag for bringing the
hospital up to specs laid out
by AHCA at between $1-$2
Should Medical Capital
choose to cut its losses, the
hospital's license appears
almost certainly gone -
which it could be in any case
after Friday's meeting or next
Thursday's deadline.
An unknown, and com-
plicating, factor in the fate of
Gulf Pines is a reverter
clause in the deed which
could, in the event the hospi-
tal ceased to operate, put the
land back in the possession
of The St. Joe Co.
A skeletal group of vol-
unteers one stressed the
voluntary basis of their pres-
ence on Tuesday afternoon -
continued to perform some
work in the hospital
throughout the past week.
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one of the plates will stop
spinning soon.

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Add a Touch of Color to Your Landscape

by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Annual flowering plants
can provide that necessary
touch of color to an often
drab landscape. They are
best displayed as borders
along walkways, fences, and
shrub beds. Annuals plant-
ed in containers can add a
splash of color to a porch,
deck, or patio area.
Annuals should serve as
an accent to the landscape,
not a dominant feature in the
setting. Those used in front
of the home should harmo-
nize with the setting, and
colors should blend with
each other and with the
home. Large elaborate
annual displays are usually
too distracting for this area
and are best used in the
When selecting annuals

for beds or borders, it is best
to limit the choice to as few
kinds as possible.
Combinations of many flower
colors and plant forms can
distract from the overall
appearance of the display.
Attractive flowerbeds can be
created by using one plant
Flowerbeds should be
prepared before plants are
purchased. Allowing plants
to remain in their original
containers for prolonged
periods after purchase can
have a negative effect on
their performance after
planting. Purchase plants
when you're ready and plant
them as soon as possible,
preferably within twenty four
The time spent preparing
the planting beds is impor-
tant if you are to be success-

ful with annual flowers.
Flowerbeds should be spad-
ed or tilled at least six inches
deep several weeks before
planting. Florida's sandy
soils have very low capacities
for holding nutrients and
water. Incorporation of two
to three inches of organic
into planting beds will
increase the nutrients and
water retention of these soils.
Organic materials such as
compost or peat should be
thoroughly mixed into the
Garden soils, especially
in recently developed areas,
are frequently infertile.
Flowerbeds should be fertil-
ized prior to planting or at
planting time and repeated
on a monthly basis. Apply 8-
8-8 or a similar complete fer-
tilizer at the rate of two
pounds per 100 square feet

of bed area. Controlled
release fertilizers are ideal for
Florida's sandy soils. Plants
usually grow much better
with a continuous nutrient
supply and labor is reduced
since controlled release fer-
tilizer application frequency
is less than for rapid release
fertilizers. Controlled release
fertilizers can be incorporat-
ed uniformly throughout the
soil before planting and
applied on the soil surface of
established planting.
Water the plants after
planting and water daily
until the plants have become
established. Water the
plants "as needed" there-
Mulching and hand
weeding should control
weeds. Mulching materials
should not come in contact
with plant stems. The high

moisture environment creat-
ed by mulch increases the
chances of stem rot, which
can result in plant death.
Annuals flowers require
more maintenance than
most other landscape plants.
However, their brilliant col-
ors add an atmosphere of
warmth and life to land-

scape, which more than jus-
tifies the additional mainte-
For more information on
.adding color to your land-
scape, contact your local gar-
den center or Cooperative
Extension Service @ 639-
3200 or 229-2909.

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by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
One of Florida's most
popular warm season foliage
plants is the caladium. This
colorful, tropical species,
which will grow in all areas,
of our state, is relatively
inexpensive, and requires
very little maintenance.
Caladiums, with their wide
variety of bright, contrasting
colors, add a cool look to
summer gardens.
Both fancy and lance
leaved caladiums grow well
in Florida. Fancy leaved cal-
adiums, which are the most
popular, have large, some-
what rounded leaves, and
are available in a wide range
of foliage colors from pure
white, with strongly con-
trasting green veins, to pink,
rose and red. Many of these
have showy crimson crinkled
centers and dark green
veins. The lance leaved cala-
dium is available in all of
these colors too. But, its leaf
shape is somewhat smaller
than the fancy leaved vari-
Caladiums should be
planted in early spring. Soon
after the danger of frost has
past. In this article I'll
describe the cultural require-
ments of these easy to grow
plants. My information was
provided by Extension
Horticulture Specialist, Dr.
Robert Black.
Caladiums may be
grown from tubers, or be
planted as established speci-
mens purchased in contain-
ers from nurseries or garden
centers. Tubers should be
planted about two inches
deep and 18 inches apart.
Established plants should be
set at the same depth at
which they were growing in
their containers, and at the
spacing recommended for
tubers. If your soil is quite
sandy, amend it with organic
matter. Before planting make
sure the site has good

drainage. Caladiums grow
best in a moist, but not
soggy, soil. Too much water
will cause roots to decay.
Find a somewhat shaded
area in which to plant your
caladiums, because they
can't tolerate full summer
sun. The ideal is considered
to be 40 to 60 percent shade.
Of course, they do need some
sunshine an hour to two in
the morning is best. Longer
exposure tends to bleach cal-
adium foliage of its attractive
colors, and limits plant
growth as well.
Proper fertilization pro-
duces healthy, large leaved
caladium plants. When
growing caladiums in organ-
ic soil, spread two pounds of
a complete fertilizer, such as
a 6-6-6 or 8-8-8, per 100
square feet of bed area, four
to six weeks after planting,
and every two months during
the growing season. For
plants growing in sandy soil,
where leaching is a problem,
fertilizer should be added
Mulching the plants will
help maintain necessary soil
moisture and promote lush,
healthy foliage development.
If the soil is allowed to dry
out, the plants will wilt
Caladiums grow best at
temperatures 80 to 90
degrees Fahrenheit, and they
make excellent house plants.
For indoor culture, prepare a
soil mix of one part sand and
one part peat. Keep the soil
moist, but not soggy. If a
plant turns pale, or doesn't
seem to be growing well, try
giving it some extra fertilizer.
Cut caladium leaves are
very popular as indoor deco-
rations. The leaves will last
several days if the freshly cut
stems are plunged into hot,
and then cold water. Keep
the stems in the hot bath
until the water turns luke-
warm. Then, you'll enjoy
them, both indoors and out.

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by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
To fracture a promi-
nent commercial, the Port
St. Joe Sharks are gelling
as their record continues
The Sharks, who spent
the week on the road, ran
their winning streak to
seven, upping their record
to 7-2 with a pair of victo-

Last Thursday, it was
Bart Lowry on the mound,
running his record to 3-0
as he shut down
Blountstown on just two
hits and a single run en
route to a 6-1 victory.
"Lowry threw well after
a sluggish first inning,"
said Port St. Joe coach
Chuck Gannon.
After allowing a first-
inning run, Lowry did not

fourth and finished the
scoring with two more in
the sixth frame, making
the most of just five hits.
Randall Johnson was 1
for 4 with a double and an
RBI. Jordan Todd was 1
for 3 with an RBI and
Justin Lyons was 1 for 2
with an RBI.
Saturday's visit to
Tallahassee Florida High
belonged to lefty ace Travis

Included was their allow Blountstown any Burge.
fifth-straight District 1-2A further openings, striking "Travis pitched eight
victory without a loss. out nine and walking just quality innings," Gannon
The Sharks continue two over seven innings of said.
to prosper behind the work. In a game in which
lethal diamond combina- The Sharks took the neither team could muster
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and timely hitting. third, added two in the was masterful, striking out

Sharks to Host Spring Classic

Spring has arrived and
so too has the annual
Shark Spring Classic,
which brings
Wewahitchka, Gainesville
P.K. Yonge, Tallahassee
Florida High and Lee (Ala.)
High School to Port St. Joe
for three days of baseball.
Coach Chuck Gannon
was still looking for anoth-
er team at press time.
All games, nine over
three days, will be played
at Shark Field.
The first pitch comes 1
p.m. on Thursday, March
24, when Florida High
faces Lee High School.
Lee takes on
Wewahitchka at 4 p.m.
and at 7 p.m. the Sharks
take the field versus P.K.
On Friday, March 25,
Florida High and P.K.
Yonge face off at 1 p.m.;
P.K. Yonge will play
Wewahitchka at 4 p.m.;
and Lee High School will
face the Sharks at 7 p.m.
Florida High plays Lee
High School at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, March 26.
P.K. Yonge and
Wewahitchka will again

face each other at 4 p.m. scored by Trawick
and Port St. Joe will play a Construction, Tarpon Title
team to be determined at 7 a B
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Port St. Joe Cheerleading Tryouts

Students interested in
trying out for the 2005-6
cheerleading squads
should sign up in the front
offices of Port St. Joe High
School or Port St. Joe
Middle School. Health
exam forms and parent
permission forms will be
available at both locations
from March 24 to April 6.
Students must be entering
7th or 8th grade to try out
for middle school, 9th or
10th grade to try out for
junior varsity and 11th or
12th grade to try out for
The first day of prac-
tice will be on Thursday,
April 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the
high school gym. All stu-
dents interested in trying
out must obtain a copy of
their current heath exam,
a parent permission form
and a copy of the most
current report card. If the
student has not earned a




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April 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the
high school gym.
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Port St. Joe,
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14 and walking just one
while allowing two hits to
run his record to 4-0.
The Sharks manufac-
tured what proved to be
the winning run in the
eighth inning, the rally
starting when Lyons
Burge's sacrifice bunt
'moved Lyons to second
and Kenny McFarland
came through with a two-
out single to drive in
Justin McCroan was 2
for 4 for the Sharks.
The Sharks host their
Spring Classic this week.
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Tim Croft
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Errors continued to
plague the Lady Sharks
softball team as they
dropped two games, one a
brutally tough defeat, dur-
ing the past week.
The Lady Sharks (3-10)
managed just one infield
single, by Samantha
Denton, and suffered a
series of fielding miscues in
falling to unbeaten and
state-ranked Wewahitchka
last Friday night.
Danielle Maxwell
pitched the whole game,
which was called after five
innings due to the mercy
rule, and was undermined
by fielding mistakes behind
her as Port St. Joe fell 20-
'Maxwell finished with
one strikeout.
Maxwell also pitched
the whole. game in a seven-
inning squeaker against
Carrabelle on Monday.
Maxwell struck out
three, walked none and
allowed just three hits.
But the Lady Sharks
made five errors behind
her, contributing to a 4-1
Port St. Joe also failed
to get the timely hit, as
they slapped 11 hits but
managed just the single
Brittany Miller and
Heather Henderson were
both 2 for 4 for the Lady
Victoria McCall was 2
for 3 with a double. Sheena
Bell was 2 for 3 and
Maxwell, Kate Shoaf and
Anna McFarland were all 1
for 3.
The Lady Sharks play
at Vernon on Thursday and
host Blountstown at 5:30
p.m. on Tuesday.
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Port St. Joe High School

Su Burge, a sen-
ior pitcher/out-
fielder, twirled
eight innings of
shutout ball to
run his record to
4-0 with a victory
over Tallahassee
Florida High.
Burge struck out
14 and allowed just two hits while walk-
ing one in the 1-0 victory. Burge also
provided a sacrifice bunt which put the
ultimate winning run in scoring posi-



for the Lady Sharks.

McCall, a
junior catcher,
paced the Lady
Sharks' offense
a g a i n s t
Carrabelle, going
2 for 3 with a
double. She has
caught every
game this year


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Lady Gators Make it an Even 10

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
They rested some folks
and still swatted aside the
The Lady Gators of
Wewahitchka allowed just

four hits in.two road games
to run their record to 10-0
overall, 3-0 in District 1-
The Lady Gators shut
down the opponents,
behind No. 2 pitcher
Brandi Sasser, who raised
her record to 3-0 with two
dominating performances
while the offense supplied

all the runs Sasser could
possibly need.
Last Tuesday, the vic-
tim was home-standing
While Sasser shut out
Blountstown on three hits

in five innings, striking out
four and walking just one,
the Lady Gators pounded
out nine hits en route to an
11-0 victory called under
the mercy rule.
Britney Grice had a
home run and a double
with four RBI to pace the
Wewahitchka attack.
Kayla Rich had a home

run, double, single and
four RBI and Brandy Little
was 2 for 3.
Samantha Green and
Samantha Wade both sin-
On Friday night, a six-

run first inning, followed
by a six-run second inning,
was sufficient to suppress
host Port St. Joe as the
Lady Gators went on to a
20-0 mercy rule victory.
Sasser pitched the first
three innings, allowing only
an infield single.
Misty Robbins pitched
two innings, striking out

Sasser was 4 for 5 with
three RBI to help pace the
attack. Grice was 2 for 3
with two doubles and four
Hanna Price singled
twice and drove in three
runs and Hali Price had
two singles, a double and
drove in two runs.
Leigh Ann Mayo had an
RBI double; Jill Pippin sin-
gled twice and drove in two
runs; Robbins had a single
and an RBI and Jade
Gaskin a double for the
Lady Gators.
Wewahitchka is at
Rutherford on Wednesday
and Sneads next Tuesday.
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Wewa Smacks Path to Two Wins

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The week was charac-
terized by the ping of bat
against ball for the
Wewahitchka Gators base-
ball team.
With the offense siz-
zling, the Gators won a pair
of games this past week to
run their record to 5-2
overall, 1-2 in D.ript .1-
In a wild game against
visiting Cottondale on
Friday, the Gators benefit-
ted from eight Hornet
errors and a balanced
offense seven of the nine
starters had hits to win
Will Strange started on
the mound and went 3 2/3
innings, allowing seven
hits and eight runs.
Johnny Jones pitched
the final 3 1/3, allowing
one hit.
Strange had a double
and two singles and drove
in three runs to pace the

Justin Suber had three
singles and two RBI and
Steven Peak also had three
singles and two RBI.
Brandon Skipper had
two singles.
The Gators crushed
four home runs in swatting
aside Carrabelle on
Monday night, 11-1.
Sean Bierman (three
innings), Dee Baker (one)
and Jones (one) combined
on a two-hitter in a game
called by mercy rule after
five innings.
Skipper went 3 for 4
with two three-run home
runs and six RBI to lead
the Gator attack.
Strange was 2 for 4
with a two-run home run
and a single.
Peak added a single
and a two-run home run
and Suber had two singles.
Eight of the nine bat-
ters in the line-up had hits
for the Gators.
"We needed it," said
Wewahitchka coach Bubba
Johnson of the offensive


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"We might not get it
this week, playing in the
(Port St. Joe's Shark Spring
Classic). We play a couple
of teams from schools that
have more people enrolled

than there are people in
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Port St. Joe High School

Burge, a sen-
ior pitcher/out-
fielder, twirled
eight innings of
shutout ball to

run his record to
4-0 with a victory
over Tallahassee
Florida High.
Burge struck out
14 and allowed just two hits while walk-
ing one in the 1-0 victory. Burge also
provided a sacrifice bunt which put the
ultimate winning run in scoring posi-



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2005 Florida Men's State Gymnastics Meet in Winter Ha


SBy Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Gulf County students
Continue making their com-
munity proud at the state
S After placing first overall
in the Daytona 2005 Capital
City Cup, an invitational
gymnastics tournament, just
over a month ago, Grant
Malvestuto, a fifth grader at
Port St. Joe Elementary, took
first place in the 2005 USAG
ven Florida Men's State Meet


held in Winter Haven on
March 12.
Seventy nine gymnasts
representing teams from the
entire state competed in the
Men's Division 4 competi-
"It was amazing that lit-
tle Port St. Joe won the com-
petition up against extremely
competitive teams from
Miami and Jacksonville,"
said Kim Morgren,
Malvestuto's mother.
Competing in all six


events of the competition.- vault," 11-year ol
rings, pommel horse, vault, Malvestuto said.
floor, parallel bars and high This energetic youth ath
bars Malvestuto took first lete is also a soccer played:
place in the pommel horse, and though he said he enjoy
vault and floor exercises. His gymnastics, soccer is hi
overall score of 53.4 was favorite.
enough to win his division. Since joining th
Though his mother said Panastics Gymnastics tear
he was "excellent on the floor n n
in Panama City over a yea
exercise," Malvestuto said
his favorite event is the vault. ago, he has participated i
"I've always gotten at competitions in Montgomery
least a 9.5 or 9.6 on the Atlanta and Gainesville.




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Wherever We Go
by Virginia Bathurst Beck ,
We are always changing
or adapting our diet to what
the locals eat where we are
traveling. Sometimes we like
their fare and sometimes we
When we went to
England, it was the first time
that we ate Fish and Chips.
That we really liked! Their
fish was cooked crisp, and
the chips turned out to be
just large French Fries.
Those were the best fries that
we had ever eaten. We also
found a soup bar where they
served the most luscious
basil tomato soup. What we
have bought or made our-
selves after we came home
have not tasted the same.
Later we ran into Fish and

Chips, again in Ontario,
Canada. Probably they have
as good here in the U.S. but
they come under the name of
Fish and Fries.
In Australia, I was intro-
duced to Iced Coffee. It was
not just cold coffee with milk
in it, but was made with real
cream arid great flavoring.
I never found out what it
was flavored with. You could
buy it at any coffee bar and
they even had it in machines
like we buy our pop out of.
Liking my morning coffee hot
and black, I didn't expect to
like it but I did. My efforts to
duplicate it have fallen far
When we went to
Australia and camped
through the Outback,, we ate
tea and crumpets. Now I
always thought that crum-

pets were something like a
cookie, crisp and sweet.
What we were served with
our tea was more like a big,
white dinner roll. When our
tour guide took us to one of
Alice Springs fanciest restau-
rant, we were offered kanga-
roo or alligator. I cried
Where's da beef?, and got it-
-I think!
In Hawaii we went to a
Luau. Most of the food was
great but they wouldn't give
up until we tried their moi, a
starchy stem of the taro
plant cooked and pounded
until it becomes a paste. If
you haven't tried it -
Eat instead kalua pig, a
young whole pig wrapped in
leaves and roasted in a pit
called an ima. It is delicious.
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you ate, but where you had
to eat it. In the smaller towns
at least, the bars were the
only places that served food.
So guess where we ate?
The steaks, however, were
very good. That was the only
thing we felt comfortable
ordering. Once in a while we
did get very good vegetable
In Ireland we didn't
notice any difference in their
food than ours except that
they use a lot more potatoes.
Their famous Irish Stew, is
made with layers of potatoes,
onions and mutton. It was
very good.
When I grew up, our
main staplewas great north-
ern navy beans flavored with
bacon or pork hocks, onions
and seasoning. We didn't
hear of pinto beans until we
moved to Texas. Even then
we completely ignored them.
Like gnts. we knew that they
were a southern favorite, but
we thought the navy beans
were better, so we kept on
cooking' them up and eatin'
them up.
Finally, after having
pinto beans offered to us by
some fine restaurants, we
were persuaded to try them.
Finally their different taste
e E-gr .iin _,After a
Mghica Nait~ame a
recipe for pinto bean soup, I
began to cook them as much
as navy beans and like them
more as time goes by.
When we moved to
Florida, we were faced with
more dietetic choices--
boiled peanuts, garlic fried
peanuts and key lime pie.
I've only tried boiled peanuts
once. I liked fried garlic
peanuts right away and key
lime pie would really upset
my diet if I let it. It has
become my favorite desert.
We've learned to like grits
also. I've experimented and
came up with my own recipe.
Believe it or not, instead of
putting butter and a little
salt on it, we use cream and
sugar and eat it like cereal.
What can I say? You
know the old saying, "you
can take the people out of
the North but you can't take
all the North out of people."
Or something like that.
When the invisible man
and the invisible women got
married they had children
that weren't anything to look
at either.
For some of us the wheel
of fortune has a flat.


Grant Malvestuto, overall state champion in his division

Memorial Service Ride in

Honor of Jessica Lunsford

A memorial service
motorcycle run in honor of
Jessica Lunsford will be held
on Saturday, March 26,
beginning at 7 a.m. at the
Family Dollar Store in Port
St. 'Joe and ending -at the 7
Rivers Presbyterian Church.
in Crystal River.

For those interested in
participating, please RSVP as
soon as possible to the First
Born of Gulf County. For
more information, call 827-
Donations are being col-
lected-"l'd will be' benefit
Jessica's family.


Saturday March 26th
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DAR Speaker Shares His Passion for Shipwrecks


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The Empire Mica in 1941. Photo courtesy of Herman Jones.

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
First love was the topic
of Herman Jones' lecture at
last week's meeting of the St.
Joseph Bay Chapter of the
Daughters of the American
Speaking about local
shipwrecks, the retired
teacher traced his interest in
the topic back to his-youth,
when he first began diving
near the water-logged
remains of ships.
"I had an interest in it as
a small child," Jones said, "it
was my first love more or

Empire Mica was loaded with
aviation fuel. The flames
went so high, said Jones,
that the people of Port St.
Joe could see a glow in the
Jones retrieved the brass
flare gun, stamped with a
British Crown insignia, after
several times passing up
what he thought was an
uninteresting object.
Looking down into the
gun's wide barrel, the only
part visible during his dives,
Jones said, "I probably, saw it
two or three times. I thought
it was a sink drain."

witnessed the sinking of the
Vamar and Empire Mica.
A huge assortment of
artifacts resides in his home
library and in a second
building he built over 30
years ago to house his
expanding collection.
Among the treasures in
Jones' collection are pictures
of the U-67 captain Gunther
Mueller Stockheim, who
according to Jones, was
killed the year following his
sinking of the Empire Mica,
when the U.S. dropped a
depth charge and sank his
U-boat in the Atlantic Ocean.

Jones is also an avid col-
lector of old picture post-
cards and photographs. He
attends postcard shows in
Orlando and has copied the
photography collections of
his fellow local historians
Dave Maddox. and Billy
Howell, who rank among his
favorite interview subjects.
When he gets the urge,
Jones will.go diving again,
adding more pieces to his
collection of priceless arti-
facts that he is always willing
to share with the Port St. Joe

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German U-boat captain, Gunther Mueller Stockheim, who
sank the Empire Mica. Photo courtesy of Herman Jones.

Herman- Jones, with Caroline Norton (left) and Nancy
Howell, D.A.R. program chairs.

Illustrating his presenta-
tion with armloads of pho-
tographs and artifacts, Jones
spoke about three ships, the
S.S. Florida, which wrecked
off of St. Joe Bay in an 1856
,hurricane, the S.S. Vamar,
wrecked under mysterious
circumstances in 1942 off of
Mexico Beach, and the
Empire Mica, a British ship
sank on its maiden voyage by
a German U-boat 25-miles
off Cape San Blas.
Diving near the Empire
Mica since the 1980s, Jones
has accumulated an impres-
sive collection of artifacts,
including a deck prism, flare
gun and telephone melted by
the intense heat of the
German U-67's torpedo.
On the night that it was
hit by the torpedo, the

With over 40 years diving
wrecks, Jones' inquisitive-
ness has been rewarded with
many treasures, including
some portholes and a com-
pass from the Vamar.
"You have to scratch
around in there and have
that eye to look for things,"
said Jones, whose eye for
detail has also made him a
noteworthy local historian.
Over the years, Jones
has written several articles
on local history for The Star
and the Panhandle Beacon.
His latest shipwreck article,
entitled "Finding Miss
Steppie," appeared in last
week's edition of The Star.
Jones has gathered
information on shipwrecks
over the years from books,
old newspapers and inter-
views with local people who



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Community Center Survey to be in Star

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
If the City of Port St. Joe
were to build a community
center, what would you want
to be in it?
That's precisely the ques-
tion the Junior Service
League of Port St. Joe will be
asking on April 20.
Without getting wrapped

up in the logistics the
when, where, why and how of
a community center in Port
St. Joe the City and the
Junior Service League are
interested in getting feedback
from residents about what
they would like to see in such
a facility.
In the April 20 edition of
the Star, the Junior Service

League will be inserting an
approximately 20-question,
11x17" survey to get a feel of
what residents desire in a
community center. The sur-
vey is designed to take no
longer than five minutes to
Survey participants must
be at least 14 years of age to
be eligible to share their views

on the survey. Children
younger than 14 are encour-
aged to share their opinion
with their parents about what
activities, events or facilities
they would like to see in a
community center.
From approximately 90
activities, survey participants
will be instructed to choose
and rank their top 10 choices

of activities and/or events.
Space is provided on the sur-
vey for other suggestions.
Make sure your voice is
heard. Look for the
Community Center Survey in
the April 20 edition of The
Star, complete the form and
return it to the locations
noted on the survey within
two weeks.

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Emergency Berm-

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season. Marshall Nelson of
county Emergency
Management indicated that
he had received preliminary
nods, but would seek written
approval before proceeding
with the project.
The issue for commis-
sioners on Tuesday was com-
ing up with a $50,000 match
required to receive federal
monies for emergency berms.
While commissioners Carmen
McLemore and Billy Traylor
noted that the county had not
budgeted for such a sum, and
might not be able to come up
with the dollars, Charles
Weston, president of the
South Gulf County Taxpayers
Association said it should be
a priority, regardless of what
was needed to find the
"If the state and feds are
going to give us $1.4 million-I
think it's incumbent on the
county to come up with the
match," Weston said.
Weston noted that prop-
erty owners on the cape had
already expended hundreds
of thousands of dollars of
their own money in attempts
to rebuild the beach and com-
missioner Jerry Barnes noted
that the seven-mile stretch
from the Stump Hole to the
state park provides 25 per-
cent of the county's ad vaf-
orem taxes.
"We need to get this
done," Nelson said.
Following a damage
assessment of sand loss con-
ducted a few weeks after
Hurricane Ivan by FEMA, the
county received a project
worksheet authorizing funds
in the amount of $450,000 to
build nine segments, located
between the state park and
Stump Hole, for a total of
6,200 linear feet of berm.
The berms are intended
to protect the coastline for a
typical 5-year storm event.
During turtle nesting
season, which lasts from May
1 to Oct. 31, the DEP pro-
hibits activities involving
vehicles, construction, explo-
sions and other actions that
interfere with nests -and
NelsoA said Tuesday that
the DEP, provided it approved
the prgect in writing, would
require construction crews to
avoid any areas where turtle
tracks were located to allow
time for nests to be moved.
That would create some
delays which would raise the
costs of the project.
Don Butler, county
administrator, said the
FEMA-funded construction
was originally supposed to be
completed in 60 days, prior to
the May 1 beginning of nest-
ing season.
But when the county
received three bids for the
FEMA project, the lowest was
more than one million dol-
lars, $550,000 over the FEMA
grant allocation.
The county is responsible
for 5 percent of the total cost,
and had not budgeted for
bids exceeding one million
dollars. The bids were ulti-
mately rejected.
With May 1 less than two
months away, the county
could not begin the bidding
process anew and complete
the construction before turtle
nesting season began.
They had, said Butler,
simply "run out of time."
Supplementing the FEMA
dollars are two funds appro-
priated last year by Florida
lawmakers and administered
by the DEP.
The agency has allocated
$200,000 to fund a beach
renourishment study, and
another $870,000 to supple-
ment the FEMA sand berm
The $870,000 can be
used at the county's discre-
tion to enhance the size and
height of the berms. It was
unclear Tuesday whether the
county might be permitted to
use a portion of those funds
to provide the federal match.
According to Butler, the
plan is now to conduct the
FEMA and DEP funded por-
tions of the sand berm project
at the same time, an under-
taking which will add a con-
siderable amount of time to

the initial 60-day timetable
for the'FEMA project alone.
The sand will arrive from
the nearest sand pit in
Washington County, and will
be trucked into the county.
Some 8,600 cubic yards
of sand will be needed to com-
plete just the FEMA portion.
Butler estimated that the
entire project will be finished
in six months.
The county has already
submitted an application to
have the grant amount
increased and is waiting to
hear back from FEMA.
"Hopefully, they will let
us carry this [project] for-
ward, and give us more
money to do it," Nelson said.

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Rachel Geoghagan of
Port St. Joe, Fla., will share
the stage with the Dove
Award winning 4Him at the
third annual "StarLight at
the University of Mobile," a
free outdoor music festival
with a family atmosphere.
Designed as a way to
showcase students in the
University of Mobile's Center
for Performing Arts, the
event will spotlight 11 stu-
dent music groups while fea-
turing performances by
4Him, Alicia Williamson
Garcia, and the Duncan
McCall Pipe Band.
The concert will begin at
6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April
12 on the campus of the
University of Mobile.
Audience members are
encouraged to arrive early
and should bring chairs or

blankets to the lawn in
of the outdoor stag
Martin Hall. The eve
free, and donations w
accepted during the p
Over the past two
more than 5,000 people
attended StarLight.
'The fast-paced sh
be presented at 'Star
will include something
everybody, including th
jazz, pop, and even a
opera. We want the coi
nity to see the talent (
students, and give our
dents the experience o
forming in front of a
audience," said
Breland, director, of
Center for Performing A
In their 13 years t(
er, 4Him has garnered 2
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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,

each Friday from 10 a.
1 p.m. CST.
Seniors are asked
bring their 2003 taxes
any tax records for
Returns will be filed
ironically on the premise
For more inform;
please call 229-8466.

Stage wit

Front including song of the year,
ge at album of the year, and four-
nt is time group of the year
ill be awards. The Grammy-nomi-
lerfor- nated 4Him recently com-
pleted their landmark 10th
years, studio album, Visible.
Shave Alicia is a nationally-
known worship leader and
ow to Dove Award nominee whose
Light' latest album is We Win!,
ig for recorded live at Christ
eatre, Tabernacle in Queens, N.Y.
bit of Alicia Williamson Garcia
mmu- lives in Mobile and previous-
of our ly directed the University of
r stu- Mobile's touring ensemble
f per- VISION. She has six albums
large to her credit, is an author,
Roger and is involved in a variety of
UM's ministries including The
arts. Women of Faith Conference,
ogeth- the 'Billy Graham
24 No. Evangelistic Association, the
wards Gaither Homecoming Team,
The Urban Alternative, The
Brooklyn Tabernacle, and
Precept Ministries
International. She currently
directs UM's ensemble
Impact, a 6-member praise
rS band that travels with her.
rS The Duncan McCall Pipe
Band from Pensacola, Fla.,
m. to will also take the stage at
StarLight. Their performance
at UM's annual Christmas
.d to Spectacular in .December
s and had the crowd on their feet in
2004. thunderous applause. The
elec- UMS-Wright Choir will also
make a special appearance.
UM groups performing
nation, include: University Singers,
Voices of Mobile, Jazz Band,

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Wind Ensemble, Sounds of
Mobile, Barbershop Quartet,
Beautyshop Quartet, Opera
Workshop, Ram Corps,
Upper Room Dinner Theatre,
and Alicia and Impact.
Parking is free at the UM
campus. Those attending
should bring lawn chairs.
Food and drinks will be
available for purchase. In
case of rain, StarLight will be
held at Dauphin Way Baptist
Church at 1-65 and Dauphin
For more information
about StarLight at the
University of Mobile, visit the
website at www.umobile.edu
or call (251) 442-2215.
The University of Mobile
is located 10 minutes north
of downtown Mobile. Take
Exit 13 from Interstate 65, go
west on Hwy. 158 about 1.5
miles to College Parkway.
Turn left onto College
Parkway, then right at the
stop sign. The main entrance
is located about one-half
mile on the right.
Alicia Morris, Assistant
Director of Public Relations

University of Mobile, P.O. 251.442.2517 (fax), alici-
Box 13220, Mobile, AL
36663. 251.442.2416, am@mail.umobile.edu

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Washington, D.C. to a gov-
ernmental affairs confer-
While in Washington,
Bateman heard speeches
from different members of
the administration and
members of Congress.
Bateman said the best
speaker he heard was Ret.
Gen. Tommy Franks, who
gave a very good talk on the
past and present wars in
Also while in
Washington, Bateman visited
Capital Hill and met with
congressional leaders on
upcoming legislation that
was a concern to credit
unions and its members.
One of the highlights of
his trip to the nation's capi-
tal was the honor of having
dinner with Congressman
Allen Boyd, who took time
out of his very busy schedule
to spend time with Bateman
and other members, of the
Florida delegation.




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SGulf Coast Electric Cooperative

\Sponsors Trip for Local Students

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently spon-
sored a trip to Tallahassee
for local high school juniors.
The trip was part of the
Washington, D. C. Youth
Tour Program that rural
electric cooperatives across
the nation participate in.
Each year, the
Cooperative sponsors the
program for eleventh-graders
whose parents or guardians
are members of GCEC.
Participants are interviewed
by a panel of three judges
from the electric cooperative
industry, and two winners
are chosen to travel on an
all-expenses-paid trip to
Washington, D. C. in June,
where they join other
eleventh-grade students
from all over the United
States to tour our nation's
capital. However, every stu-
dent nominated by a local
civic organization or high
school to participate in the
program is invited to travel
on an all-expenses-paid trip,
to Tallahassee, where they
join approximately 100 other
high school juniors repre-
senting electric cooperatives
all over Florida.
* Students representing
the Cooperative in
Tallahassee included: Justin
Barnes, nominated by

Wewahitchka High School;
Trey Goodwin, nominated by
the Wewahitchka Volunteer
Fire Department; Courtney
McMillion, nominated by the
Wewahitchka Ambulance
Service; Nicholas Myers,
nominated by Blountstown
High School; Ashley Notz,
nominated by .Mosley High
School; Hali Price, nominat-
ed by the Wetappo Creek
,Volunteer Fire Department;
and Jennifer Wigglesworth,
nominated by the
Wewahitchka Woman's Club.
Price and Wigglesworth
won the Youth Tour competi-
tion, held in February, and
will represent the
Cooperative during the
Washington tour.
While in Tallahassee, the
students participated in a
mock session of Congress,
led by Steve Uram of the
National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association, and
toured the old capitol build-
ing, as well as the former
House of Representative and
Senate chambers. The stu-
dents also visited the
Challenger Learning Center,
where they watched the Imax
movie Everest, as well as a
presentation in the center's
"The Youth Tour pro-
gram is a great opportunity

for us to reward local stu-
dents for being outstanding
leaders in their communi-
ties," GCEC Manager of
Marketing and Member
Services Michael White said.
The Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since 1957
when co-ops sent students to
Washington, D. C. to work
during the summer. By
1964, the program was
catching on, and the
National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association
began to coordinate the
efforts of the co-ops. Since
then, thousands of young
people have experienced this
once-in-a-lifetime opportuni-
ty to visit our nation's capital
and learn about our govern-
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of
service to customers large
and small. GCEC serves
approximately 19,200 con-
sumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and in
the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
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and Calls on Accountability of Funds

Today, Congressman
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida),
a member of the House
Appropriations Committee,
voted in favor of the
Emergency Supplemental
Appropriations for Iraq and
Afghanistan and Tsunami
assistance (H.R. 1268),

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which allocates $81.3 billion
for military operations and
foreign assistance. The leg-
islation will provide $76.8
billion for military spending
including $37.5 billion for
military operations and
maintenance spending,
$15.5 billion for Army per-
sonnel, and $18.2 billion for
new weapons procurement.
'This legislation recog-
nizes the bravery of our ser-
vicemen and women who
dedicate their lives to pro-
tecting and promoting
democracy and working to
ensure the long-term securi-
ty of our own country," said
Congressman Boyd.
"Adequate body armor and
equipment for our troops
should be a top priority and
state of the art. This funding

will help our troops who are
fighting for freedom and pro-
vide for the families of the
men and women who made
the ultimate sacrifice for this
This bill also includes a
$269 million increase in
combat-related death bene-
fits to provide higher benefits
to the families of those killed
in action in Iraq and
SAfghanistan. These funds
will raise the military death
gratuity from $12,000 to
$100,000, and this is a sub-
stantial increase from the
$6,000 benefit level that was
in place just two years ago.
This legislation will also
increase subsidized life
insurance benefits for those
serving in Iraq and
Afghanistan. The

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hard work of the staff are
making "Project Bloom" a
Bay St. Joe would like to
thank the BSJ staff, BSJ
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Council, A & A Homecare,
Barbara and Dr. Owen
Oksanen, Jerry Woodham,
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Insurance (SGLI) is
increased from the current
$250,000 to $400,000 for
families of soldiers who died
or were killed while on active
duty beginning from. October
7, 2001.
"I am pleased this legis-
lation enhances the benefits
for our military families,"
Congressman Boyd stated.
"We can never repay the fam-
ilies of the men and women
who sacrificed their lives for
our freedom, but we can
honor this sacrifice by
addressing the inadequacies
in benefits for these surviv-
ing families."
The Emergency
Supplemental Appropria-
tions bill also provides: $63
million for additional body

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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 p.m.
6 9 p.m.
and social dinner
Saturday April 2, 2005
7:30 a.m.
Duathlon and Triathlon
begin at Beacon Hill
6:30 p.m.
Awards and beach party
at the El Governor Motel
with beach volleyball, music
and door prizes
Sunday April 3, 2005
7:30 a.m. 35 Mile bike
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armor for the Army $$12
million for additional Marine
Corps body armor $611 mil-
lion for add-on vehicle armor
kits to protect drivers and
crews against attacks $18.2
billion to replenish equip-
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the War Funding
Accountability Act intro-
duced by his fellow Blue Dog,
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA).
This legislation calls for more
accountability from the
Administration and the
Pentagon for funds spent in
Iraq and Afghanistan.
The War Funding
Accountability Act would
ensure that troops receive

the supplies and equipment
they need, call on the
Administration to seek addi-
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and require the administra-
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the progress being made in
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"We've made a serious
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see it through," said
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"Congress needs to have
more oversight to ensure
that the funding we send to
Iraq and Afghanistan is
being spent in the most
effective and efficient way.
While I fully support the
funding sent to our men and
women in Iraq and
Afghanistan, I hope that
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Easter Sunday Buffet Menu
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St. Patrick's Church Hall

Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs

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

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

(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
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27 Sixth Street

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SGood.Shepherd ~utheran Church
929 South Tyndall parkway
Panama City, lorida 82404
phone 871-68311

regular Sunday Worship at 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School /jdult ible Study at 9:15 a.m
,'f' a taed nursey is provided during the
S unday School hour and 10:30 worship senrice
l: ease accept this special invitation to be our guest

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!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
,Sunday Worship
1'0:00 a.m. -,' Sixteenth Street
lFellowship Time
10:45 a.m. o /
Adult School
11:00 a.m. -

SSunday School
*Young Children

ighwa 71Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
'Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 a.m. CST & 9:30 a.m. CST
Sunday Schoo: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open: minds. Open doors.
SThe 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
S L Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
S Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm

/' first Baptist Churcf
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Coswell, 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

Welcomes You
St Joseph St Lawrence Mission
20th & Monument Hwy 71 North
PortSt Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule

40-Day Community Campaign

Long Avenue and Grace Baptist Church
together present the 40 Days of Community
campaign beginning this Easter Sunday. This
united campaign effort will answer the ques-
tion: "What on earth are we (the church) here
for?" This 7-week campaign will assist both
churches in discovering the riches of ministry,
service, purpose, and worship together. You

and your family are invited to attend. Sunday
School is at 9:15 a.m. and Worship is at 10:30
a.m. Join us for the Easter musical, The Day
He Wore My Crown, presented by the music
ministry of both GBC and LABC, this Sunday
evening at 7:00 p.m. ("They went in and did not
find the body of the Lord Jesus...He is not here,
but is risen," Luke 24).

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

1602 Highway 98,
Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 *888-385-1844

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

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


Edith Wright
Edith Wright, 102, passed away on March
20 at the community Rehab center in Panama'
City. She was born in 1903 in West Virginia
and had lived there most of her life. She is sur-
vived by seven .children: Ruth McCormick,
Deloris Mamoran, and Phyllis Hall all of
Florida, and Wanda Sue Ballard of Alabama;
three sons, Roy and Robert of Florida and Paul
Wright of Charleston, WV; one sister, Elva
Ferrell of West Virginia. Her body was sent to
Charleston where J. E. Johnson, in Kanawha
City, will be in charge of arrangements. Those
desiring may give a contribution, to Covenant
Hospice 107 W. 19th St. Panama City, 32405
or to the organization of their choice in memo-
ry, of Edith Wright. It is also to be noted that
Mrs. Wright leaves behind 199 descendants.

Freddie Woullard, Jr.
Homecoming services for the late Freddie
Woullard, Jr. will be Saturday, March 26 at the
Body of Christ Jesus 'Church located at 106
Habour Street in Port St. Joe at 2 p.m.

Tommy Ray Simmons
Tommy Ray (Pop) Simmons, 56, of Sneads,
passed away from his life and went on to Glory
on Thursday, March 17. He was greeted there.
with arms wide open by his brother, Charles E.
Simmons, and his father, Levis L. Simmons,
who preceded him in death.
Though most of his life was spent in Port
St. Joe, he was originally from Hattiesburg,
Miss., where he was born on Nov. 7, 1948. He
was a truck driver and heavy equipment oper-
ator by profession and worked many years for
the St. Joe Paper Company's Container
Division. He recently reaffirmed his salvation
through the Calvary Baptist Church in
Those left here to mourn him include his
wife, Tammy L. Simmons of Sneads; his son,
Tommie L. Simmons of Port St. Joe; his son,
Tracy C. W. Simmons and wife, Lucretia of
Sneads; his daughter, Jenny M. Liffick and
husband, Jeremy of Port St. Joe; his brother,
Troy E. Simmons and wife, Marion of Port St.
Joe; his brother, William W. (Bill) Simmons,
and wife Mary of Purvis, Miss.; his half-broth-
er, Michael Simmons of Blountstown; his sis-
ter, Judy Simmons of Richland, California; his
mother, Merle C. Bounds of Baxterville, Miss.;
and various nieces and nephews. Also surviv-
ing him is the absolute light of his life, his
grandchildren Ryan, Sarah and Elizabeth
Liffick and his special lifelong friend and moth-
er of his children, Sara M. Simmons.
Funeral services were held on Sunday,
March 20, at 2 p.m. CST at the Calvary Baptist
Church in Blountstown. Internment followed
at Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church ceme-
tery, with Pastor Francis E. Carlisle officiating
both services. The arrangements were con-
ducted by Peavy Funeral Home of
Blountstown. Serving as pallbearers were
Tommy's sons, Tommie, Tracy and Jeremy and
nephews, Charles D. Simmons, Kenneth E.
Simmons and Walter W. Simmons.
It is hard to sum up a life so rich as his in
an obituary column, for we are all so much
more than what we leave behind. In the sim-
plest terms, he loved the open road, the great
outdoors, a good punch line, a tasty meal, his
kids and the Lord. Not necessarily in that
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have
finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
John 17:4

Eva M. Bolden Pittman
Eva M. Bolden Pittman, 62, of Port St. Joe,
affectionately called "Baby," died Saturday,
March 19, 2005. The funeral service will be
held at 11:00 a.m. EST Saturday, March 26 at
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church, 274
Avenue D in Port St. Joe, with Elder Jessie
Hawkins officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Hill
Cemetery. The family will receive friends on
Friday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. EST at
the church.
All services are. under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.

Touching Lives...

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


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

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

Worship on Wednesday:


Community-Wide Easter Service

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
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, Sunday 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
invited to attend.

Wednesday Night Suppers

at Beach Baptist Church
The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for March 16, will be
beef stew, tossed salad, rolls, dessert & tea.
Dinners may be eaten in or taken out and are
served from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. EST. A $5.00
donation per plate is appreciated.
The church is located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach. Call 647-3950 to place
Everyone is welcome.

Easter Egg Hunt at Mexico Beach

United Methodist Church
There will be an Easter egg hunt at Mexico
Beach United Methodist Church on Sunday,
March 27. All children are welcome. The hunt
begins at 9 a.m. Mexico Beach United
Methodist Church is located at 111 22nd

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.

Resurrection Day
By Billy Johnson
Are you waiting on Jesus or maybe just on
You are getting closer to it every time you
Think about it folks, resurrection day.
Are you going home with Jesus or do you
even know which way? ,
The Bible tells us what we all must do.
The rest my friend is up to you.
He came, He died, He arose from the dead.
This is what the Bible said.
He's coming back for those who believe.
If He came today, are you ready to leave?

Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries ,

Jesus is Lord an He is waiting

L3 582 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Mike Westbrook,

Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday. Prayer

9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.



9 a.m. Sunday

Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K 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.
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in
Him." Please accept this invitation to join os in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

Y You're Among fiends at
Oak Grove assemblyy ofGod
David A. fernandez. 'Pastor
Office:850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850229-6271
613 .Madison Street ort St.Joe. f
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
SundayvSchool 9:45am M4Od Week Meal 5:00pm
.Mornlng Worship 10:45am nidWeek ble Study 6:15pm
XJds on theNMove o0.45am 0Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministryi Mondav 6:30pm
Caddies M.nistry Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic 'Praise & Worship reaching the 'Pure Word

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .ort St. Joe
10:30 Sunday Morning ApalachicolHwy. 98Panama City
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew :
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family Lie Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V Wewahitchko
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

0 The Potter's House
SRodney 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.

P-f mw "A Reformed Voice
S.^ in the Community"

I g 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
lome of Faith Christian School

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christi
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

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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

Constitution andlMonument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: ll:00a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
K All Times are EST

4:00 pm Sat. (ET)
9:30 am Sun. (ET)

Holy Week 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

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


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Spring Fling in Howard Creek on April 2

Back by popular
demand, Lamar Morris will
be playing at the Spring Fling
in Howard Creek on
Saturday, April 2.
Morris was born into a
musical family and his whole
life has been centered
around music. At the age of
seven, he began to sing and
play the guitar. Later, at age
10, he appeared with his

hero, the late, great Hank
Williams, Sr. Morris began to
write songs, and by the age
of 18, his first song was
recorded by a major
Nashville act, Lonzo and
Oscar. Following, were other
songs recorded by such
artists as Hank Williams, Jr.,
Loretta Lynn, Faron Young,
Mel Tillis, Jerry Lee Lewis,
Don Gibson, Johnny

Rodriguez, Johnny Duncan,
Al Martino, Jim Ed Brown,
Bob Luman, Lefty Frizzell,
Billy Walker and various
other artists. His song writ-
ing and musical talent as a
guitarist and vocalist led him
to become lead guitarist and
band leader for Hank
Williams, Jr. for 20 years. As
a MGM Recording Artist,
Morris had many records in

the national charts. This
gained him much notoriety
in the music industry includ-
ing a BMI Award for
Outstanding Performance of
his recording of the song
"The Great Pretender." This
was one of only 13 awards
given that year. Morris still
writes and sings as well as
he ever did.
Morris followed his

Good Friday Gospel Sing at Community and Senior Center

The Gulf County Senior
Oitizens Association is proud
to present award-winning
singer and songwriter, Jim
Wood, formerly of the Blue
Ridge Quartet, the talented
Reverend Tim Bailey, his wife
Wanda, and Mary Lou Cumbie
of the Highland View Church
of God, on March 25th, for
fantastic, fun-filled entertain-

ment for the entire family a
Good Friday Gospel Concert.
Master of Ceremonies for
the evening will be Clint
Come celebrate with us
the wondrous joy of the Easter
Season and come hungry.
Senior Citizens will have a
lite supper and concessions
available, raising funds to

debut release in Europe of "I
Can't Help Myself When It
Comes To You" with a tune
he and Dixie Hatfield wrote
reminiscent of Bob Willis
called "Texas." "Texas"
debuted at number two in
the European Media Services
Country Charts where it
stayed for four weeks and
has spent a total of 13 weeks
in the top 40. The current
release, "The Night A
Country Star Was Born," was
released Feb. 1, 2001, to
European stations and was
number one for two weeks
and is currently sitting at
number two.
Produced by Morris and
Wes Laird from his newly
release album entitled "Walls

of Memories," Texas was
recorded at Up Front Studios
in Nashville and features vet-
eran musicians Sonny
Garrish (steel), Milton Sledge
(drums), Hank Singer (fid-
dle), Bryan Sutton (acoustic),
Kelly Black (lead guitar),
Jimmy Carter (bass), Gary
Prim (piano) and Woody
Wright and Michael Black
The show starts at 7
p.m. The Webbs and Band
will also performing with
Morris at Fisherman's
Landing RV Park at 7681
Doc Whitfield Rd. in Howard
For more information,
please call 850-227-2255.

The Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve
will celebrate a special
Seagrass Awareness Day on
March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. at the reserve, located at
261 7th Street in
The event will feature a

support programs for the
elderly in Gulf County.
Tickets are $4 in advance
or at the door of the
Community and Senior
Center, 120 Library Drive, Port

live seagrass tank, exhibits
and presentations on non-
damaging boating practices, a
demonstration on how biolo-
gists assess seagrass health
and damage from boats, and
fun activities which include
word puzzles, building a sea-
grass community and viewing



SNOTICE 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 vol-
:untary 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 otherwise known as
Block J, Bayview Heights Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book
1, Page 26, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, common-
ly 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
imay be inspected there.
The City will. consider the adoption of Ordinance No.
which will be the annexing ordinance applicable 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, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe,
Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard.

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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 ecolog-
ical value of our marine
resources. The health uof
organisms in our estuaries
and the Gulf of Mexico
depends largely upon the
health of the region's seagrass

St. Joe. Tickets are also avail-
able through local churches.
Seating is limited, so get your
tickets now or get there early.
For information, call 229-

Major threats to seagrass
include coastal development,
dredge and fill projects and
deteriorating water quality.
Direct impacts from improper
vessel operation in bays and
other shallow water areas,
especially from propeller scar-
ring, 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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Cannon Celebrates His First Birthday

Gregory Ace Cannon cel-
ebrated his first birthday on
Feb. 19.
He was joined by lots of
family and friends at his
home for a cookout on a
beautiful Saturday after-

Mike Halley, Owner

Ace is the son of Lee and
Shelly Cannon and the
grandson of Greg and Becky
Weston and Albert arid
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group's 'family plumbing.
It was here they became
"Forever Plaid" a name that
connects the continuation of
traditional values of family,
home and harmony. They
believe in their music.
As their sound devel-
oped, they sang at family
gatherings, fundraisers,
supermarket openings and
proms. Then finally they
landed their first big gig at
the Airport Hilton Cocktail
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"Forever Plaid" returns,
us to the music of the 50's
and 60's that we all remem-
ber and love.
"Three Coins in the
Fountain", "Moments to
Remember", "Perfidia',
"Shangri La", "Catch A
Falling Star" and "Love Is a
Many Splendored Thing" are
just a few of the songs from
this musical that has main-
tained its popularity for over
two decades.
The "Forever Plaid" quar-
tet is played by: David
Hemsley Caldwell, remem-
bered for his hilarious char-
acters in Sylvia, Randy
Thompson last seen as the
Man in Grey and Herrod in
"The Butterfingers Angel,..."
(this is his 6th year at the
Dixie) Ayler Even making his
debut at the Dixie Theatre
aind John-Philip Biowen who
is also a first timer at the
Dixie. Darren Server accom-
panies the Plaids at the
piano, another Dixie Theatre
David Hemsley Caldwell
directs this production of
"Forever Plaid" with musical
direction by Darren Server.
Forever Plaid will be per-
formed on Friday and
Saturday, March 18 and 19
at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March
20 at 3 p.m. And, again
Friday and Saturday, March
25 and 26 at 8 p.m. and
Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m.
The Box Office will open
at 6 p.m. on Fridays and
Saturday and at 1 p.m. on
Sunday. For reservations
and further information call

Jacob Thomas Ford

Jacob Ford Turns One

Jacob Thomas Ford cele-
brated his first birthday
party, sharing it with his
Uncle Tommy in Marianna.
Family members enjoyed
the party Sunday, March 6,
after attending worship ser-
vices at Southern Country
Fellowship in Marianna, a




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Zachary, four years old, and
grandson of James and,
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Timber Island

Yacht Club Meeting
The monthly meeting of
the Timber Island Yacht Club
will be held at 7 p. m. or
April 1, at the Episcopa
Church, 110 NE 1st Street ii
Carrabelle. The final vote onR
proposed revisions to the
bylaws is scheduled and
plans for the annual King
Fish Tournament to be held
May 14, 2005 will be dis-
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Refreshments will be fur-
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Children with Special Health Care Needs Get Help
Raising a child today can cial needs population, focus- your child, and your family." look dark with no hope or
be difficult at best. Meeting ing on a network of medical The organization receives end in sight. Being the par-
their needs and providing professionals with an exper- over 10,000 requests for ents of a child with special
them with the support they tise in children with special information and assistance health care needs is an over-
require can challenge any health care needs, care coor- from families across the state whelming process and CMS
family. But, when that child dinators that help families each month. helps take some of the over-
has special health care access critical services, and "The easy ones are those whelming feelings to give the
needs, the challenges can supporting the family in eligible for CMS where we families a chance to catch
become overwhelming, building their capacity to can just turn them over, their breaths, look on the
These families must learn to care for their child in their knowing that a care coordi- brighter side of things (there
navigate a complicated sys- home and community. nator will be assigned to is help, hope, and support),
tem of care while balancing Conni Wells, the assist the family at each and becomes an invaluable
doctor's appointments, ther- Executive Director of the juncture of the system of part of the family as it con-
apies, special schools, med- Florida Institute for Family care," explains Wells. tinues on the journey of
ication schedules, hospital- Involvement in Crawfordville, Assisting the organiza- seeking answers, choosing
izations, lab tests, and other a statewide family run orga- tion at the community levels medical care, and providing
medical related activities. nization providing guidance, are Family Health Partners referrals and local clinics.:
For many it is a full time job information, resources, and (FHP), family leaders who CMS works with families so
in itself, leaving little time or support to families of chil- have a child with special they don't feel they are all
energy to work, provide for dren with special health care needs and know what it is alone dealing with these
the rest of the family, and do needs, knows well the differ- like to provide for their care overwhelming problems. The
simple things like fix dinner ence that CMS can make in amidst the fear and frustra- staff works to help identify
or wash clothes, the life of a child and their tion that often accompanies the special health care needs
Helping children with family. As a parent of a child parenting a child with special identifies resources and
special health care needs and with special needs, now 24 needs. Twelve Family Health e te family learn about
their families is the job of the years old, Wells was a part of Partners work for the Florida helps the family learn about
Department of Health's the population served by Institute for Family those resources." says
Children's Medical Services CMS for over 12 years. Involvement across the state Mechele Rowland. b
(CMS). For over 75 years the Wells says, "Having to make sure families can The difference between
program has been helping someone there who can help access necessary services for hanging on and dropping
children with special health you get what you need, who their child and ensure the between the cracks can be as
care needs across the state, can point you in the right system of care is responsive simple as a public programs
serving over 96,000 infants, direction, and who can sup- to the needs of the families it with services that wrap
toddlers, children, and youth port you in making wise serves. around the child and family,
with special health care health care decisions for your Mechelle M Rowland, providing the supports and
needs during 2004. CMS has child when everything else is Family Health Partner from resources to enable them to.
developed a national model falling down around you; that Panama City, has seen what meet the needs of their child
for programs serving the spe- makes the difference for you, CMS can do for families. within the context of their
"When a child with spe- home and community. CMS
SPlaid at Di e Theatre cial health care needs comes is one such program. To
Forever Plaid at D e Te into' a family, the care and some it may seem like a little
"Forever Plaid" opening tom-made plaid tuxedos, additional responsibilities thing. To the families it
Friday, March 18 and run- when they were slammed can be overwhelming and helps, it is the difference
ning through March 27 is the broadside by a Catholic sometimes make the future between life and death.
fourth and final production of school bus full of teens on Y :"
the Dixie Theatre's 2004- their way to see the Beatles a' i ,..S:
2005 Professional Season. debut on the Ed Sullivan ; ,.. :
"Forever Plaid" is the show.
story of four guys who love to It is following this acci- .
sing. They all met in high dent that the story of
school and discovered they "Forever Plaid" begins. .:K : T":.':.

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Our Readers


to the Editor.. "
I'm writing this letter in
regards to Gulf Pines
Hospital. They made the
news recently regarding the
problems, but never once did
anyone speak of the great
care the staff was giving.
I was recently hospital-
ized at Gulf Pines just before
Valentine's Day. When I
awoke on Valentine's Day, I
was greeted with a stuffed
teddy bear. The care and
compassion I received from
the dedicated professionals
was not a room number, but
first priority. When a person
is hospitalized and becomes
dependent on the staff to
provide care, it is wonderful
to know that we have dedi-
cated, caring professionals
here in our community to
care for us.
I want to thank all of the
employees at Gulf Pines for
the care I received while I
was there.
Drema Hess

Utility Bill Assistance for

North Florida Elderly

The Area Agency on
Aging or North Florida
announces the availability of
Emergency Home Energy
Assistance Program for the
Elderly funds for eligible
households in the following
counties: Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leon, Liberty, Madison,
Taylor, Wakulla and
To be eligible, the appli-

Couple to Wed
Sharon Watson and Erik
Asher will wed this Saturday,
March 26, on the grounds of
the Centennial Museum at 3
p.m. EST.
The bride is the daughter
of Mrs. Rosa L. Anthony and
the late Willie James
Anthony. The groom is the
son of Joan Asher of
Pennsylvania and J. and
Gwen Asher of
The bride is employed at
GT Com and the groom is
currently in training to be a
corrections officer.
The couple is registered
with WalMart.com,
Target.com and JCPenney.

cant must be 60 years of age
or older, have a disconnec-
tion notice for the interrup-
tion of utility service and has
not received any prior assis-
tance toward the payment of
their utility/gas bill from
October 2004.
A benefit up to $300 will
be allowed, if the applicant is
approved; no reimburse-
ments are provided. This
funding is based on a priori-
tization method and will be
available until funds are
Eligibility criteria
includes, but is not limited
*at least one person, age
60 or older must reside in
the home.
*the total household
must have received a discon-
nection notice for utility ser-
*income must not exceed
150 percent of the federal
poverty level.
*proof of income of all
household members must be
*assistance has not been
received on any of their utili-
ty/gas bills since October
The EHEAP program can
be accessed by calling the
Elder Help Line at 1-800-
963-5337 or through the
local senior service provider


in their area.
The Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida is a
private, not-for-profit organi-
zation charged with the
responsibility of administer-
ing aging programs in 14
North Florida counties
through contracts with the
state of Florida's Department
of Elder Affairs.


Women's Club
The Wewahitchka
Women's Club met March 14
at the Charles Whitehead
Library with 20 members
Marlene McNair, presi-
dent, conducted the busi-
ness meeting. Ferald Greer
gave the devotional entitled
"Stars and Sand." McNair
gave a presentation for
Department of Public Affairs
on St. John's Village, which
is located four miles north of
Wewahitchka. The retire-
ment community will have
homes for people over 55
with no children under 19.
Eventually assisted living
will be provided. In the sec-
ond phase, a golf course and
upscale housing will be pro-
vided and will allow young
Plans were finalized to
have a booth at R.E.A. Day.
Carol Vlahos won the
prize for Senior Citizens
drawing. Jackie Huft, Ann
Matlock and Dorothy Griffin
were hostesses for the day.
Using a St. Patrick's Day
theme, they served chicken
salad, Mexican layered
salad, avocado dip and
chips, chocolate cake and
carrot cake and lime punch.

Helping pregnant women,
Infants and their families
receive care In
Gulf, Franklin and Bay Counties.

Kaiden Robert Pitts

Welcome Home, Kaiden


Kellie Kennington & Wallace (Scooter Braswell, Jr.

Kennington & Braswell Engaged
Alison and B.J. are both Kennington of Port St. Joe,
very excited to announce the and Scooter is the son of
engagement of their mommy, Wallace and Betty Braswell
Kellie Kennington to Wallace of Apalachicola.
(Scooter) Braswell, Jr. There is a July wedding
Kellie is the daughter of planned, which will be
Buddy and Sue Ann announced at a later date.

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Jennifer Calvarese and
Kevin Pitts would like to
announce the birth of their
son, Kaiden Robert Pitts.
Kaiden was born on
January'8 at Gulf Coast
Hospital in Panama City. He
weighed five pounds, 13
ounces and was 19 inches

Maternal grandparents
are Janet Calvarese of St.
Joe Beach and Dennis
Calvarese of Panama City.
Maternal great-grandpar-
ents are Pauline Johnston of
St. Joe Beach and the late
Howard Johnston of

Cleveland, Ohio.
Paternal grandparents
are Kathy and Wayne
Wyman of Apalachicola and
Robert Pitts of Panama City.
Paternal great-grandparents
are the late Lois Demmon
and the late Billy Demmon
of Marianna.


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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
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St. Joe are Cente
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located at

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Port St. Joe, Florida

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Freewood 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,

Hula Classes Offered in Port St. Joe

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 Thursdays, with
classes for both children
and adults. Kids from ages
8-12 will meet from 3-4:30
p.m., and ages 13 and up


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Honest, Dependable
20+ years experience
State Certified Since 1985

will meet from 7-8:30 p.m.
Lisa Faipea learned the
hula while in the army, sta-
tioned in Hawaii. Her
daughter, Malia, began
studying hula at age five,
and performed in Waikiki at
age nine.
The Faipeas will teach
six basic steps, and when
the summer ends, students
will be able to complete a,
full hula routine.
The price for the classes
is $25 per month or $10 per
Some of the proceeds
will help with canoe club
expenses, and a percentage

will be given to local charity
organizations 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
For registration infor-
mation, contact Lisa Faipea
at 227-7014 or the Kapakai
Nalo Outrigger Canoe Club
at 227-3343.

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.
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the foundation's monthly
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Sanders Celebrate 50th

Elmo and Shirley Sander
of Overstreet will be celebrat-
ing their 50th wedding
anniversary on Saturday,
March 26 at 2 pm CST.
This celebration will be
hosted bv their children at

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

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Cooperative Extension
Service and The St. Joe
Garden Club sponsored a

tion workshop Feb. 24,
2005. Participants were
able to inoculate a log and

Elaine Howel and others who attended the class.

mushroom production.
There were 31 participants
in the workshop. Key ques-
tions were asked and
answered on the type of
wood best suited for mush-
room production, cultural
practices and when should
producers expect their first
If you would like infor-
mation on shiitake mush-
room production, where to
purchase spawn and recipes
for preparation, please con-
tact the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension
Services at 229-2909 or

The Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida, Inc.
will hold is Board of
Directors meeting on
Thursday, March 24 at 10:30
a.m. EST. The meeting will
take place at the Area Agency
on Aging for Noith Florida,
2414 Mahan Drive,

Tallahassee, 32308.
The meeting is open
to the public and is a cost
free service. For additional
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community meeting for con-
stituents to express their
concerns and ask questions
about Social Security.
Congressman Boyd will also
explain the Social Security,

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recently introduced in
"With the debate over
Social Security reform dom-
inating national news pro-
grams, I urge the residents
of Gulf and Franklin
Counties to attend the com-
munity meeting so we can
personally 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 prob-
lems with the system, and
the possible solutions for
fixing this vital program so
that all Americans can have
a safe and secure retire-
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.

Sweet Sadie Needs A Home

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adoption at the Humane
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Jetta, beautiful lab/chow
cross female; Kojak, extra
nice male, about seven
months old; and four
lab/chow pups about three
months old.
Socks, nice male kitty,
six months old, neutered and
shots; eight' other small
pups including one beagle;
Yuma, nice,' male kitty, six
months old, neutered/shots;
Max & Meagan, walker mix
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American Cancer Society Calls Testing Best Opportunity to Save Lives

As the nation marks the
sixth annual National
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Month in March, the
American Cancer Society is
raising awareness that this
third most common cause of
cancer and cancer death in
both men and women in the
United States (causing 10
percent of all cancers) is
largely preventable. The
Society estimates that this
year 145,290 Americans will
be diagnosed with colorectal
cancer (commonly referred to
as colon cancer) and 56,290
will die of the disease, a
number that could be cut in
half if Americans followed
American Cancer Society
testing recommendations for
colon cancer. More than
9,860 Floridians will be diag-
nosed with colorectal cancer
and 3,820 will lose their lives
to this disease.
Many Americans Fail to
Get Tested
Despite overwhelming
evidence that testing can
save lives, many Americans
still are not following recom-
mendations from the
American Cancer Society to
get tested starting at age 50.
Colon cancer is the rare case
in which testing can actually
prevent the disease.
Suspicious polyps (precan-
cerous changes or growths in
the lining of the colon and
rectum) are removed before
they turn cancerous. Thanks
in part to increased testing,
colon cancer incidence rates
decreased about three per-
cent a year between 1998
and 2001. Increased testing
and improvements in sur-
vival have also led to a lower
death rate, which has
decreased an average of 1.8
percent per year over the
past 15 years.
When colon cancer is
caught early, it has a 90 per-
cent survival rate. Still, fewer
than four in 10 (39 percent)
of these cancers are discov-
ered at the earliest, most
treatable stage. The

American Cancer Society
says increasing colon cancer
testing among adults 50 and
older represents the single
greatest opportunity to
decrease colon cancer death
rates in this country (more
than 90 percent of cases are
diagnosed in people over the
age of 50).
"It's becoming clear that
people 50 and older just do
not see themselves as being
at risk for colon cancer and
needing to be tested," said
Stephen F. Sener, MD,
national volunteer president
of the American Cancer
Society. "If we can increase
awareness and compliance
to the level we've done with
the Pap test and the mam-
mogram, we will have a
tremendous opportunity to
save thousands of lives
through prevention and early
Myths and Misperceptions
About Colon Cancer
The reasons for low test-
ing rates include many mis-
conceptions. One common
colon cancer myth is that
only people with a family his-
tory need to be concerned
about colon cancer. While it
is true that those who have a
family history of the. disease
are at increased risk, the
majority of cases occur in
people whose only risk factor
is their age, which is why
people should start getting
tested at age 50. Many
women think of colon cancer
as strictly a "man's disease,"
but the reality is that it kills
more women than ovarian,
uterine and cervical cancers
combined. Other people
think testing is necessary
only when symptoms arise.
Yet symptoms are often a
sign that the disease has
progressed into more
advanced stages. Testing is
most effective before a
patient develops signs of ill-
Calling All Doctors
The Society also empha-
sizes the major role doctors

play in increasing testing
rates. "Physicians are the
most important factor in get-
ting patients tested for colon
cancer," said Durado Brooks,
MD, the Society's director of
prostate and colorectal can-
cer. "If your doctor recom-
mends it, you're more likely
to get tested. Doctors have so
much to cover in so little
time, but they need to take
the time to emphasize the
importance of testing. The
American Cancer Society can
help with materials to help
doctors educate their
The American Cancer
Society Launches
Nationwide Awareness
To increase the aware-
ness of personal risk and to
boost colon cancer testing
rates, the Society will launch
a nationwide advertising
campaign in Feb. 2005 to
emphasize the importance of
getting tested starting at age
50, part of a comprehensive
strategy to combat the dis-
ease from every angle,
including research, educa-
tion, advocacy, and patient
services. In 2003, the Society
worked with its partners at
the American Heart

Association and the
American Diabetes
Association to help achieve
the goal of increased testing
rates by lobbying for the new
"Welcome to Medicare" phys-
ical as a part of the Medicare
Modernization Act of 2003.
This benefit went into effect
on Jan. 1, 2005, and for the
.first time in the program's
40-year history, a wellness
physical where doctors can
discuss and schedule lifesav-
ing testing, like those for
colon cancer, is available.
The American Cancer
Society and Colon Cancer
As of Jan. 2005, the
Society funds 97 colon can-
cer-related research grants
totaling approximately $50.8
million. Its science-based
early detection guidelines
help health care providers
and consumers alike make
decisions about testing. The
Society is leading efforts to
enact legislation that would
require private health insur-
ance plans to cover the full
range of colon cancer testing
in all 50 states. Currently 16
states and the District of
Columbia guarantee such
coverage, as does Medicare.
The American Cancer
Society makes reliable infor-

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
other representatives from

Kidfest Comes to GCCC

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. The festival
provides a day of activities
and entertainment for chil-
dren 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.

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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
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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 students 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

mation regarding colon can-
cer, risk factors, prevention,
and testing available any
time, day or night. Trained
specialists are available at its
toll-free cancer information
service at 1-800-ACS-2345
to answer calls 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
Callers can also receive a free
information kit (containing a
DVD) designed to educate
patients about their testing
options and help them talk
to their doctors about colon
cancer. At www.cancer.org,
visitors can find the latest
cancer news, links to com-
munity resources and
events, and informative
books. There is also an
online community of fellow
patients, survivors, and
caregivers who understand
and inspire through the
Cancer Survivors
The American Cancer

When you think of "online
shopping," you envision
browsing through pages of
results for clothing, music cds
and movie dvds, collectibles,
sporting merchandise, almost
anything you can imagine.
But what about your home?
Are you going to add a three-
bedroom, two-and-a-half bath
with fenced yard to your
"shopping cart" and proceed to
checkout with your credit card
It may seem like a ridicu-
lous scenario, but the reason
people look for (and sell) things
online is the convenience. It
may seem harmless enough to
browse the offerings on "For
Sale By Owner" websites, but
be wary of the information pre-
sented there. Like elsewhere
on the web, misinformation
If you want to begin your

Society is dedicated to elimi-
nating cancer as a major
health problem by saving
lives, diminishing suffering
and preventing cancer
through research, education,
advocacy and service.
Founded in 1913 and with
national headquarters in
Atlanta, the Society has 14
regional divisions and local
offices in 3,400 communi-
ties, involving millions of vol-
unteers across the United
States. For more informa-
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Phone: (850) 785-9205
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are backed up by the agency
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much protection from do-it-
yourself listing sites.
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not yet regulated and not held
to the same high standards
that you expect from a real
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News Column
Faith Christian School

Spirit and Pride Week,
March 7-11, consisted of dif-
ferent activities each day for
grades K-6. The older stu-
dents planned, organized,
and conducted these activi-
ties. The solving of the mys-
tery of the missing lion was a
lot of fun, and the wagon-
sized floats built by students
in grades three through six
demonstrated the students'
interest and understanding
of the many quality aspects
of Faith Christian. After
much deliberation, grade
four's float, "Lions are Full of
Pride," which centered on the
Christian life, won the con-
test. The Field Day events
were held on Friday with
competition between classes.
The overall winner deter-
mined by participation in the
week's activities will keep the
"Lion Tapestry" for the next
The spaghetti dinner and
auction held last Saturday
was a great success and fun
for all who came. It was also
a lot of work by many par-
ents, teachers, staff, and
especially our director of
fundraising, Mrs. Kathie
Sarmiento. The success of
the evening was because of
all the participants those
who planned, those who
worked, those who gave,
those who came to eat, and
those who came to buy. We
especially iant to thank the
many businesses and indi-
viduals who made donations
to the auction and dinner.
Report Cards were sent
home on March 15, and
March 16 was the Teacher
Appreciation Breakfast
served by the parents under
the planning of the PFT pres-
ident, Mrs. Terri Nelson.
Grade three students will
make cookies for the teach-
ers on the day before. The
staff thanks the parents who
cooked the delicious meal
and those who substituted in
the classrooms so the teach-

ers could enjoy their break-
The Christmas card and
gift sales persons who sold at
least 10 items will be treated
to a day away from school at
Wild Adventures near
Valdosta, Ga. on March 24.
We thank the Covenant
House for supplying the bus
and driver for this outing.
Everyone is looking for-
ward to Easter Holidays.
School will dismiss at 12
noon for all grades on March
24, and students will return
on March 29.
As we enjoy this Easter
season, let us remember
what Paul wrote in I
Corinthians 15:3,4. "For I
delivered unto you first of all
that which I also received,
how that Christ died for our
sins according to the scrip-
tures; and that he was
buried, and that he rose
again the third day according
to the scriptures."
And Christ told us in
John 14:19b, "Because I live,
ye shall live also."

PSJ High School Class

of 1985 Reunion
Port St. Joe High School
Class of 1985 is planning
their 20th Class Reunion for
the weekend of July 1-2. If
you are interested in helping
coordinate the reunion or
know how to contact an
alumnus of '85, please con-
tact Angel Barbee at abar-
bee@gulf.kl2.fl.us or call
Port St. Joe HIgh School at
(850) 229-8251.
Also, any faculty mem-
ber of Port St. Joe
Elementary from 1972-1979
or a teacher at Port St. Joe
High School from 1979-1985
is cordially invited to attend
on Friday, July 1, at 6:00 at
the high school. For more
information, call Angel at

Spring Break Art Encounter 2005

The Spring Break Art
Encounter 2005 will be held
from March 28 to April 1
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(CT) at the Visual Arts
Center, 19 East 4th Street,
Panama City.
The camp will offer
"drawing, painting and so

much more." Children ages
five to 14 may attend. The
price is $125 for members
and $135 for non-members.
Joining the Art
Encounter is a great way to
meet other kids interested in
art as well as learn some new
techniques, be creative, and



by Jenny Garth
The buzzer goes off and
rolling over I notice the clock
says "dark thirty." "Get out of
bed, Jenny, it's not a school
day, it's a pretend weekend."
I try to lie to encourage
myself to get up.
Unfortunately, I just laid
there and tried to ignore my
own thoughts. Suddenly, I
think of the three options
that I can choose from. I ask
myself, as other students
probably do, the same thing
almost every morning. "Do I
feel like...A.) rolling over and
sleeping for five more pre-
cious minutes B.) jumping
out of bed or C.) faking a cold
and skipping a day of
Then, with quick realiza-
tion I decide that faking a
cold would never work in my
house so I go with the five
extra minutes of deep and
blissful sleep. Only to roll.
over, close my eyes and.be
lulled back to reality when
one of my underclassmen
siblings comes into my room
and simply says, "Are you
ready yet?" The one question
that will haunt me till I'm 30.
"Are you ready yet?" The
question so shortly phrased,
yet so lengthy in meaning.
College is coming up and the
question I am asking all the
seniors out there is, simply
this, "are you ready yet?"
Have you filled out all the
necessary college applica-
tions, the famous money

opportunities? If you haven't,
you need to. The deadlines
are rolling by fast; a few have
already gone by. Be careful
not to miss yours.
Speaking of deadlines,
the deadline for all seniors
who are going to Grad night,
is approaching quickly. All
money needs to be paid by
March 31. Only sooner, not
later, will the payment be
accepted. It also needs to be
a check or money order, no
cash please.
In other news, Mr.
Lamberson's Marine Biology
class is doing a study of
Scuba Diving. In class they
will be taught and tested on
all the basics of diving. Talk
about fun learning! On the
other side, teachers are just
as excited as students for the
summer, or even spring
break. Tests are being shot
at us in all directions like
rapid spit fire. It seems as if
they want the course to be
over as quickly as possible.
The teachers will give us
many lectures on college.
They tell us that once we get
in college it will be a lot hard-
er and some of us will be
eaten alive. One of my
favorite quotes from Mr.
Lamberson is, "College will
eat your lunch kids, bag and
On to sports. Batter up
St. Joel With basketball over
and spring coming soon,
(although sometimes it
seems the weather itself is

just have fun! In this unique
and magical setting, the
emphasis is on fun and shar-
ing ideas. As always, the
Visual Arts Center looks for-
ward to seeing the kids and
the amazing art they create.
This year's camp adven-
ture will be taught by Colleen

Rohan, a Florida certified
To register, please con-
tact Tiffany Woessner,
Education Coordinator at
(850) 769-4451, or visit

confused), baseball and soft-
ball are kicking up and hit-
ting hard. When asked about
the baseball season, Senior
Justin Lyons replied, "We
started off slow with two
losses, but we've come on
strong here lately and we
haven't lost a game as of
Wednesday this month." The
girls' softball team is also
starting to pick up with a few
wins added on to their
record. Way to go Lady
Sharks and keep it up guys!
Back on to school, there
are only 32 school days left
for the seniors as of Friday
the 18th. The hate to say it,
but I sure as heck can't wait
to get out of here. College will
be here soon and the ques-
tion, "are you ready yet" will
be answered whether you
like it or not. Be prepared,
seniors, and do not forget to
pack your underwear.
I know all you under-
classmen will be sad to see
your older friends/siblings
go, but your time is coming
up, too. Soon, you also must
say goodbye. Until then, live
it up and enjoy the seniors
while you still can.
As for me, I just want to
say good luck to my fellow
seniors, make something of
yourselves and don't party
too hard at college. Live a lit-
tle, learn a little and put on a
party hat for me! Remember,
the crazy days are NOT over;
in fact, they have just begun.
Stay in touch and remember
all the good times. Adios
ladies and gents, I've got to
go do something sponta-
neous and unpredictable.
Senior Jenny Garth




School News

4 e
Report cards were sent
home on Tuesday, March 22.
If you would like to schedule
a parent/teacher conference,
please call 227-3211. You
can also go online to view
your child's grades. Please
contact Cindy Belin for your
Mrs. Colbert, SGA mem-
bers and Zoe would like to
say thank you to everyone
who helped raise money for
Pennies for Patients. The
final total was $2000 +.
School will not be held
March 24-28 due to teacher
inservice and Easter
The Book Fair is coming
March 30, 31 and April 1.
Bring your money and buy
an interesting book to read.
The Book Fair will be open
daily in the student activity
Gold Cards will be dis-
tributed on Thursday, March
Port St. Joe High School
invites all 8th graders and
parents to attend an Open
House on Thursday, April 7
at 6:00 pm in the media cen-
Our spring break is April
18-22. Have fun, but-be safe!

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Second Annual Job Fair at GCCC April 22nd

On Friday, April 22, job Fair will be held at Student faxes and e-mail when you
seekers, and those interested Union East from 9 a.m. to 1 can meet face to face with
in making a career change p.m. the employers you want to
should bring several copies Top employers in Bay work for. The Second Annual
of their resume, dress for County will be looking to fill -Job Fair at Gulf Coast
success and make their way a variety of positions from Community College provides
to the Second Annual Job entry-level to professional. job seekers the opportunity
Fair at Gulf Coast There is no need to spend to discover employment
Community College. The Job time and money on postage, opportunities they may not

Theatre Scholarship at GCCC

The Theatre Program at
Gulf Coast Community
College announces auditions
for theatre scholarships for
the 2005-2006 school year.
Auditions/interviews will
take place on April 5 at 4
p.m. in the Amelia Center
Theatre on campus.
Area high school seniors,
college students and others
are invited to audition for
performance-based scholar-
ships, or to interview for the-
atre design/technical schol-


Class at G
The Wellness & Athletics
Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will offer
a series of lifeguard training
classes to be held 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
sidestroket 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 minutes.
Classes will meet from 6
to 10 p.m. in the Natatorium

The college offers three
tracks in its theatre pro-
gram: acting, musical the-
atre and design/technical
Individuals auditioning
for an acting scholarship.
should be prepared to pre-
sent two contrasting mono-
logues. Those auditioning
for musical theatre are
requested to come prepared
with one monologue and one
song from the musical the-


(NA 303). Prospective stu-
dents are requested to regis-
ter 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

atre repertoire. Prospective
theatre design/technical the-
atre students should bring a
portfolio, if available, and be
prepared to interview.
For additional informa-
tion, call 872-3886 or 872-

Graduate Record
Examination (GRE)
Course at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
College will conduct a
Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) prep
course for five consecutive
Mordays and Tuesdays from
March 28 to April 26 from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Student
Union West building, roon
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-

have known existed in one Annual Job Fair at Gulf
convenient location. Coast Community College
Everyone is encouraged Student Union East, located
to come and market their at 5230 W. Highway 98,
expertise at the Second Panama City, FL, 32,401.

Reserve a Booth foi

The Workforce Center of
Gulf Coast Community
College will sponsor a Job
Fair on April 22, from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. in the Student
Union East Conference
Center on campus.


If you weiald like m(, '
information on the iob fain.
please call Connie Bracke!:
at 850-872-4340.

r ob Fair

The job fair is free and forms will be mailed to
open to the general public, employers on March 21.
as well as students. Over 40
area employers are expected For additional informa-
to participate. ion, call Janet Meadows at
The fee for reserving a
booth is $50. Registration 913-3339.



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Charity "Fun Raiser"for Sight Assistance

Where: St. Joseph's Bay Golf & Country Club
Date: April 1, 2005
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $50 player
Format: Scramble (4-man teams)
Interested Players Please Contact:
Charlie Weston at 229-1329 or Mike Davis at 227-7557

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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

1993 Cadillac Deville -
Gold w/gold interior -
good tires runs great
well maintained -
$4000 obo. 641-3930

For Sale 1993 Toyota
Tercel 2D very good
condition. $1000 827-
4256. Itp3/24

1998 Saturn SL2
Sedan, AT, AC, PL, PW,
Cruise, tilt. 160,000
mi. $2000 firm. Joey
850-340-0633 (day)
850-639-5263 (night).

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

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

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

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

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. Orie
month to sone year
rerital, furnished or
unfurnished. Screened
porch overlooks
stream and links.
Cooperative neighbors,
pliirl area, $1100 to
*. 1 j1.i per month. 850-
".'7 -A71P) 4tp3/10

Retail/office space on
3rd St, Av.ullabI t Ilo\ n -
town PSJ, approx.
1000 sq ft Call Kelly
227-9100, 4ttp3/!10

For Lease: Contractor's
Warehouse/ office
units in PSJ airipori/
Jones Homestead area
( ItLILhI crlo'rI &
Ponderosa Pines road,
convenient to Hwy 98
& :he Cape, Each unit
ia 1250 sf Incl. an
,.' ,,_,e W /b.llI' lndl i 12
it Rolltip dloore RKc is
:Ti,1.0 /iii'. \v.iIi .1 year
lease + 1st mo dep.
1i 271.5 aft, 6pm.
Mtp:/l I

For Rent ;(iillif\tlw.
spacious 2BR/1BA;
1/2 block to beach.
$1150 plus drcpo:i:-
Includes utilities. 478-
983 2206 or 850=648-
5052. htp3.3


329420o OEfice
814.7400 Cell Phone

Dry stlr.ei space
3,000 sq., ft,
CaU 229-6081

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

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.trcs/i


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

Reeves iw/
Furnitre& le ir hlnI] g .
234 Reid Ave. *22'.374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums

i. 1 'Pi ,:,. I Ready to
1# Finish
i ,4^ Furniture

Fri 3/25 & Sat 3/26
Mexico Beach 8 to 1
Storage Units end of
20th St. ltp3/24
Living room furniture,
clothes, entertainment
center, dining room
chairs & table, twin
bed. 136 Santa Anna
St. March 26. 8-until.

Moving Sale Saturday
March 26, April 2 &
April 9. New things
every week. 7am -
noon. 105 Mimosa Ave.
PSJ. Behind the hospi-
tal. 3tp3/24
Hand & Power tools
20th St. Mexico Beach
Fri 3/25 & Sat 3/26 8
to 1. ltp3/24
Moving Sale Sat. 3/26
9124 Starfish Ave.
Beacon Hill off of
Cockells Aye. 7:00,
2.00. t1p3/24
Yard Sale 25th &'26th
Fri & Sat, 8:00 am till:
620 Duval St. Oak
Grove. Misc items.
3/26/05. at 148
Balboa St., St. Joe
Beach, Something for
everyone in the family,
Ever\vilihun goes. Rain
or Shine. Begins at
8 On0 ini ltp3/24

Professional wanted
p:uil r hull time, five
days a week experi-
ence with QuickBooks
i and construction
industry preferred;
Salary negotiable
based on experience.
Must have ability to
work with public.
Contact Gulf to Bay;
Construction and
D\'velupnrens 227- .
7799. 2tc3/24

A&A has an immedi-
ate opening for a per
diem Physical
Therapist to service
patients in the
Franklin County area.
Flexible work schedule
and excellent pay
Opening for a Home
Health Aide. Must have
CNA certification with
40 hours of Home
Health Aide training.
May be required to ser-
vice patients in the
Apalachicola area.
A & A is a DFW and
EOE. May fax resume
to 850-639-3337 or
apply in person at 211
North Hwy 71 in
19. 2tc3/24

Growing business now
hiring full time and
part time office help,
experienced cleaners
and inspectors.
Competitive pay.
Please call Century 27
Gulf Coast Vacation
Rentals Inc. 229-1200.

Experienced licensed
sales associate wanted.
Please contact
Hambrick Realty, Inc
at' 850.648.1102 or
3001 Hwy 98, Mexico.
Beach, FL. 2tc3/24

Experience with
screen enclosures or
hurricane shutters.
Good work ethics.
Drug & alcohol free.
Call 227-3628. ltc3/24

Concrete Finishers &
laborers with own
transportation needed.
Clayton Concrete 229-
6525. 3tp3/24

First Baptist Church
is currently accepting
resumes for the posi-
tion of Church
Secretary. Persons
applying should be a
born-again believer,
capable, and experi-
enced. Bring a resume
by the Church office
(8-5, M-F).) For further
information call Pastor
Brent Vickery at 227-
1552. ltc3/24

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 (850-227-9393) for
interview appointment.
Character references
required No interviews
will be granted without
an appointment,


Ti ous.ckeeping
Comnpctiti\c pay
Tlition reimbursement
Uniform allowance
Carrie Harrison/Human
Resources Director



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worker? II so, you qualify for an opportu-
nity to launch your career whrh 1 a growing
company You must be willing to travel
and hav valid ID and SS card; Come by
introduce i' lrsclr and fill out an applica-
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We offer great benefits to qu.il inglp
employees such as -io k group medical
and dental insurance, employee stock put-
Itase.. \,at.ijln, life and LTD tInsul'.i cc,
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850.638.0429 ,

Nursing Assistants
Needed Blountstown
Health and Rehab
16690 SW Chipola Rd.,
Blountstown, Fl
32424. 850-674-4311.
Three 3-11 Shifts
available also, need
floats. Benefits avail-
able. 3tc3/24

GW Services Heating
& Air is now accepting
applications for the fol-
lowing position: exp air
conditioning service
and trim out techni-
cian. Please call 850-
229-9125 for interview
appointment. 4tc3/24

Part-time cashier
weekends. Call Patricia
Cape Trade Post. 229-
8775. tfc12/9

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 1 218 Reid
Avenue. ltc3/17

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

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,
Liberty National'Life
Is expanding its operation
& is looking for upwardly
mobile people to fill insur-
ance sales positions in Port
'St.. Joe. Fringe benefits
package, two retirement
funds,' health insurance,
paid vacation, convention
trips and more. No experi-
ence necessary. On-the-job
training. Requirements:
integrity, good work ethic,
and the desire to earn
$50K + per year. Contact:
Jim Parham

Sales and Service Agent

GT-Com, a Total Communications Company Provider
In Northwest Florida, has immediate opening for a'
qualified Customer Sales and Service Representative
In their Port St. Joe, Florida call center. Successful
Candidate will be an outgoing self-starter with excel-
lent communication skills and a proven background in
inside sales and customer service with the ability to
work in a fast paced, team environment. Minimum 2
yr, college degree or equivalent sales experience
We offer a competitive salary.and benefits package
including 401K. Please respond in confidence, via
mail, fax or by calling Erik Saunders at 229-7317 for
immediate consideration:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
FAX: 850-229-8689

We are now accepting applications for new posi-
tions at Geri-Care Assisted Living
Clinical Positions: RN, LPN, Aides
Non-clinical positions: Administrative Assistant
iimm~ldiatll'l. -i;\viitics Director (immediate), Food
Serve ,ces. Hous-ekeeping, Bookkeeping, etc.
All sills pait t-Oii' full-time and PRN, are available.
Geri-Care is a state of the art Assisted Living
Facility located in St. Joe Beach, in the Beacon by
the Sea Community. We strive to deliver the highest
qu.Ilmy patient care ilhouih mutual trust, respect,
and compassion with our senior residents, rehabil-
itation p.ileras staff, members of the medical com-
munity, and l1he ct.-miuiity at-large.
As we expand our existing residential and clinical
care services to new senior markets, we will be
seeking the right people to help us deliver our ser-
vices in a p!oiess.ional, caring scttitig The ideal
employees will have experience in working with
seniors, they will be flexible and able to work in an
environment that requires multi-tasking, good com-
munication skills, compassion for the elderly and
their family members. This is a team oriented envi-
tinmenr E.xperiince in the healthcare industry is
preferred, however, we will consider the right can-
didates based on their desire to work with seniors,
employment history/related experience, and refer-
Co;:ic g;r.'.i I1 us!
Applications may hen ml iad lL" ,L\:d i -o-ni.ilcd
ATTN: Human Resources
Beacon Hill Therapy & Wellness Center
160 1 ighlKceire: s Drive
St. Joe Beach, Florida 324556
FAX:N ;47-.ln
E-Mail: .:'.e. i,-'.'iii -..c 'c n

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@bblmail
.com 4tc3/10
Small Engine
Mechanic experience
required. Salary, com-
mission &' benefits.
Apply in person. St.
Joe Rent-All. 706 1st
St, PSJ. tfn3/10
AC duct installers
needed please call GW
Service 229-9125:

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.

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

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

and Planning

The St. Joe Company is
seeking an Analyst-
Forecasting and Planning
for its Town and Resorts
division in Port St. Joe. A
degree in Finance or
Accounting and 2-6 years
of professional experience
in the field required. Real
Estate education back-
ground or Real Estate
development experience
preferred. Applicant must
possess strong communica-
tion skills, excellent analyt-
ical and computer skills
particularly in Excel.
Fax or send resume to Anne
P.O. Box 96
Port St: Joe, F132457
Pre-employment Drug
Screen Required

1/2 acre lots in new
subdiv, Paved street &
underground utilities.
Possible future Lagoon
view. $230,000 each
Call Diane Peevy, Port
Realty, 877-239-1169,
xl08, OR Local 227-
7979, x108. 2tc3/24

tionist Computer &
public relations experi-
ence required. Some
weekend duty. Call
Parker Realty @ 850-
648-5777 or fax
resumes to 850-648-
5779. tfcl2/16

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

Used Restaurant
Equipment Chairs,
booth package, tables,
3-comp sinks, 16001b.
ice maker, glass door
freezers, reach-in-
refrig and freezers, bot-
tle coolers, slicers, buf-
falo chopper, fryers,
alto shaam cook and
hold oven like new,
13ft. sb hood w/fire
equip. and fans new,
and much more. Call
Chris 850-785-1568,
Cell 850-814-3229.

SDrill press 125, thick-
ness planer 150, Miter
saw 100, Band saw
125, 1" & 4" belt
sanders. 75 each. 819-
8168 or 648-5057.
After 4pm ltp3/24

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, Wewahitchka, 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

2.21 acres for sale in
Overstreet 3/4 of the
way already cleared.
Price is $125,000.
Seller is ready to sell,
so bring all offers
before it is too late.
Call Moses Medina
with Century 21 Gulf
Coast Realty, Inc.' Cell
phone# 850-527-0441.

Lake Front lot for
sale. South of Wewa in

Twin Lake Subdivision.
1/2 acre already par-
tially cleared and has a
wonderful view of the
Lake. Between two nice
houses, price is
$175,000. For more
information call Moses
'Medina with Century
21 Gulf Coast Realty,
Inc. Cell phone# 850-
527-0441. 2tp3/24

Lot for sale in St. Joe
Beach, Price is
$265,000, located one
block away from the
beach. For more infor-
mation call Moses
Medina with Century
21 Gulf Coast Realty,
Inc. Cell phone# 850-
S527-0441. ltp3/24

3Bd/2Ba 1769 H&C
large lot, large rooms
10 ft ceilings, open
floor plan, hot tub out-
side, & a whirlpool
jacuzzi in master bed
suite too many extras
to list. $420,000 Call

1 half acre lot on
Murphy Rd. 42;000
Howard Creek.
1 half acre lot on
Louise Ave 42,000
Howard Creek. 227-
4822. ltp3/24

Lots on sale 2 half
acre lots on Old Bay
City Rd in Howard
Creek, $29,000 each.
227-4822. ltp3/24

New 3/2.5 beautifully'
furnished, approx.
1700 sf,. 1 block to
beach. No flood insur.
Req. Great Buy at
2/2.5 furnished
w/large scrn porch
and open deck. Enjoy
great Gulf and Bay
View! Brdwlk to beach.
"X" zone w/FEMA!
Just $499,9001

1752sf. 3BR, 2Bath
neat as a pin ranch in
quiet setting.
Investment potential.
Near fishing at Cook
Bayou. $549,000.
Don Yarbrough 850-
648-4618, Coldwell
Banker 800-868-0405


353,% Total Commission Why Pay More?
RE Appraisals From $235.00 FHA & EPA Certified
Please Let Us S., or Appraise, Your Valuable Property!

850-639 2075 Fax 850-639-4801

perms. At the
Beachcombers Beauty
Shop. St. Joe Beach.
Call 647-8664. Ask for
Debbie. ltp3/17

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.) RetCer-
red by Local vets. Call
Diana: 227-5770 or
648-5081. 2tp3/24

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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.

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 Intercoastal
$160,000. 850-893-
8000. 4tp3/10

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

Mexico Beach 720
SFortner Ave.,
3BR/1.5BA mobile
home. Screened
pprch.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

1/2 acre lot in Mexico
Beach for sale by
owner. 225 Bailey Lane
in Grand Isle
Subdivision. Under-
grdund utilities, homes
only, just a short walk,
to the beach through a
nice quiet neighbor-
hood. A great place to
live .with plenty of
room. Dimensions 103
x 210 mol. 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 from
Howard Creek' Boat
Landing! $220,000,
Call Gary Poole -
Coldwell Banker 769-
8971/ 800-868-0405
or Cell 899-1134.

410 5th Street, Mexico
Bch., FL. Beautiful
beach house, 1615 sq,
ft; Corner lot, modern
kitchen and baths.
House 3 yrs old, four
bedrooms, 2 baths. A
12x12 screened in
porch. 16x24-recre-
ation room, heated and
cooled, cypress wood
on the ceiling and
walls. Includes outside
shower with a deep
well on the premises. A
12x20 storage and
boat covering unit,
alarm 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
appointment. (334)
807-0134. Cell (334),
268-0601. 9tp3/3

Mexico Beach
Panoramic view of
dedicated beach.
2550sf. 2 story 4 BR,
,3 Bath family home.
Mexico Beach
Priced below most
condos. Cottage w/in
easy walking distance
of dedicated beach. A
bargain 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

Beacon lot for sale by
owner. 9139 Tulip Ave.
Recently cleared.
$137,500. 227-6630

Mexico Beach Lot
75x113 -. Water meter
in place 1.5 blocks
from beach high lot
and landscaped ready
to build on w/all utili-
ties. Grand Isle Sub.
648-8201-or 227-
5533. tfn3/10

Approximately 1 acre
on Dalkeith Rd (Hwy
381) near Douglas
Landing Rd., Gulf
County; $27,5000
(850) 227-7800.

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 attractions.
Available June 1.
Great Rental Property.
229-7749. 4tp3/3
Port St. Joe, By
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.

St. Joe Beach Sea
Shares 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 \viit hot rub
Short iwalk to beach
and restaurants.
$325,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
Overstreet 579
Palmetto Drive Large
vacant lot with one of
the highest elevations
in, Overstreet, Lot has
been cleared. Lot size
approx; 94 x 350,
Home or Mobile Home
OK, located on payed
street before the bridge
$98,000 Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 800-
239-4959, local cell
850-527-2560. tfc9/30

Port St. Joe 283
Charles Ave. White
City, Nice home with 3
Irg bdrms, private loca-
tion with mature trees
on 'corner lot, fenced
.backyard, carport,
:large deck for cooking
'out. Don't miss this
oriel $199,000 Joan
Lovelace (local 527-
2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-
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

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

D & Ds 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 filed said cer-
tificate for tax, deed to b-
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
R.E. No. 01082-000R
Description 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 such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will 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.
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 Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
One (1). Multi-Purpose
SBid price to include' delivery
and the delivery date must' fie
p,:':.!fi-d Liquidated damages
, 2 assessed' for each day equip-
ment remains undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained
iro i. I.rc In-talI' :lnty Clerk's
Offi.:e, i'00' Cc.:i G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 (850)1
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
& 24, 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
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
Publish March 17 & 24, 2005
The Department announces
receipt of an application from
James Flournoy, 07-0237272-
001-DF to recover pre-cut sub-
merged timber from the
Chipola River beginning 20

miles north of the Dead Lakes.
The timber recoveries will be
conducted in Gulf County.
This application is being
processed and is available for
public inspection during nor-
mal business hours. 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays.
at the Northwest District office
at 160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola. Florida 32502-5794
Publish March 24 & 31, 2005
The Department gives
notice of its intent to find the
Amendment(s) to the
Comprehensive Plan for Gulf
County adopted by Ordinance
No(s). 2005-02 on January 25,
2005, IN COMPLIANCE, pur-
suant to Sections 163.3184,
163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.
The adopted Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan
Amendments) and the
Department's Objections,
Recommendations and
Comments Report, (if any), are
available for public inspection
Monday through Friday,
except for legal holidays, dur-
ing normal business hours, at
the Gulf County BOCC,
Administration Building, 1000
Cecil. G. Costin Sr., Blvd.,
Room 3, Port St. Joe. Florida
Any affected person, as
defined in Section 163.3184,
F.S., has a right to petition for
an administrative hearing to
challenge the proposed agency
determination that the
Amendment(s) to the Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan
are In Compliance, as defined
in Subsectior 163.3184(1).
F.S. The petition must be filed
within twenty-one (21) days
after publication of this notice,
and must include all of the
information and contents
described in Uniform Rule 28-
106.201, F.A.C. The petition
must be filed with the Agency
Clerk, Department of
Community Affairs, 2555
Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
2100, and a copy mailed or
delivered to the local govern-
Sment. Failure to timely file a
petition shall constitute a
waiver of any right to request
an administrative proceeding
as a petitioner under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S: If a
petition is filed, the purpose of
the administrative hearing will
be to present evidence and tes-
timony and forward a recom-
mended order to the
Department. If no petition is'.
filed, this Notice of Intent shall
become final agency action.
If a petition is filed, other
affected pers:re .'ii. :, r.-a" .:i-
for leave to ri.e-r .r.- tr. u..-
S i'..'. :,: i .-," r 1. p ',i i r
u-ir-r ,,...:.n must be filed at
least twenty (20) days before
the finial.hearing and must
include all of the information
and contents described in
Uniform. Rule. 28-106.205,
F.A.C. A petition for leave to
intervene shall be filed at the
Division of Administrative
Hearings, Department of
Management Services, 1230
Apalachee Parkway,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3060. Failure to petition to
intervene within the allowed
time frame donstitittes a waiv-
er of anyr right such a person
has to request'a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., or to participate in the
administrative hearing.
-ff-r a n ~, -,,,,,.,,-,
. --riig im.l r..I : lim. l, 1l1 ..I,
mediation is available pur-
suant to Subsection
163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any
affected person who is made a
party to the proceeding by fil-
ing that request with the
administrative law judge
assigned by the Division of
Administrative Hearings. The
choice of mediation shall not
affect a party's right to an


administrative hearing.
-s- Charles Gauthier,
Chief of Comprehensive
Division of Community
2555 Shumard Oak
Tallahassee. Florida
Publish March 24. 2005
SECTION 00020 -
PHONE (850) 385-6153
You are invited to bid on a
General Contract, including
mechanical and electrical work
for the new construction of the
Port St. Joe Humane Society,
New Animal Shelter.
Port St. Joe Humane Society
will receive sealed bids at
11:00 am on Thursday, April
14, 2005 at the Senior Citizen
Center, 120 Library Drive, Port
St. Joe, Florida. Bids received
after that time will not be
accepted. Bids will be opened
publicly and read aloud at
11:01 am of the same date.
Copies of the Bidding
Documents may be examined
at the Architect's office,
Clemons, Rutherford &
2027 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 385-6153
at F. W. Dodge, 1311 Executive
Center, Suite 108, Tallahassee, '
Florida. Drawings will be
available after noon on
Thursday, March 24, 2005.
General Contractors and
Mechanical, Plumbing and
Electrical Subcontractors may
obtain copies of the Bidding
Documents at the Architect's
office in accordance with the
Instructions to Bidders upon
depositing the sum of $125.00
for each set of Documents.
Contractors will be limited to
two (2) sets of Bidding
Documents and Mechanical,
Plumbing and Electrical
Subcontractors will be limited
to one (1) set. Bidders may
receive bid documents in one
of the following manners: (1)
bring deposit check and pick
up, bid documents at the
Architects office; (2) mail in
deposit check and bid docu-
ments will be shipped by UPS
ground $15.00 C.O.D. to cover
shipping and handling; or (3)
mail in deposit check and
include a separate check of
$8.00 for handling and'your
FedEx or UPS account number
for shipping.
Other interested parties may
purchase complete sets of
Bidding Documents for the
sum of $125.00 for each set,
which is non-refundable.
Bidders may obtain a refund of
their deposit by returning the
complete Bidding Documents
in good condition no later than
ten (10) calendar days after the
opening of Bids. Bidders who
do not submit a Bid will forfeit
their deposits unless Bidding
Documents are returned in
good condition three (3) days
prior to the Bid Opening.
Bid Security in the amount of
five percent (5%) of the. Bid
must accompany each Bid in
accordance with the
Instructions to Bidders.
A letter from a bonding compa-
ny must accompany each bid,
stating that the bidder is capa-
ble of obtaining all bonds
required by the Construction
Port St. Joe Humane Society
reserves the right to waive.
irregularities and to reject any
and all Bids.
Publish March 24, 31 & April 7
Notice is hereby given that the
City of Port St. Joe's primary

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election will be held Tuesday,
May 10, 2005, in the Fire
Station. Polls open at 7:00
a.m.. EDT, and close 7:00
p.m.. EDT.
Registration books are now
open at the office of Linda
Griffin, G/C Supervisor of
Elections, and will remain
open through April 11, 2005.
A voters' drive, to register or
update voter registration, will
be conducted on Saturday,
April 9th, from 10:00 a:m. to
2:00 p.m.. at Duren's Piggly
Candidate Qualifying Period
begins April 13. 2005 at 12:00
noon and ends April 20. 2005
at 12:00 noon for persons
wishing to file' as candidates
for the following offices:
Commissioner, Group I
Commissioner, Group II
Mayor Pate, Commissioners
Reeves and Crews currently
hold the above offices. Filing
forms are available in the
Supervisor of Elections Office.
Room 122 in the Gulf County
Absentee Ballots may be
requested following the
Candidate Qualification
Deadline (April 20, 2005) and
returned to the Supervisors' of
SElections' office.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
Publish Marbh 24 & 31, 2005
The Gulf County School
Board is accepting bids on the
installation of a repeater
antenna approximately at the
380 foot level on tower in
Wewa. Also, bid includes
installing coax and grounding
that runs into building at foot
of tower for repeater hookup.
FCC licensing modification and
coordination must be included
in bid.
All bids must be received
by the Gulf County School
Board on or before twelve
o'clock noon Friday, April 8,
Mail all bids to the Gulf
County School Boaid, atten-
tion Don Rich, .150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe, Fl.
If there are any. ques-
tions, call Don Rich,
Coordinator of Transportation
and Facility Services at 229-.
Publish March 24 &.31, 2005

The Gulf County School
Board is accepting bids on the
sale of 100 Watt Repeater
W/Duplexer. AC Surge & Coax
protection. Bids must include
labor, programming, installa-
tion inside building at base of
tower, & testing.
All bids must be received
by the Gulf County School
Board on or before twelve
o'clock noon Friday, April 8,
Mail all bids to the Gulf
County School Board, atten-
tion Don Rich, 150 Middle
School Road. Port St. Joe.'Fl.
If there are any ques-
tions, call -pon Rich,
Coordinator of Transportation
and Facility Services at 229-
Publish'March 24 & 31, 2005
The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold its.regular
monthly meeting for March on
Monday, March 28, 2005, at
5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library
Meeting Room, 110 Library
Drive. Port St. Joe, Florida. All
who wish may attend and be
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made with
-respect to any matter consid-
ered at the'meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
Publish March 24, 2005
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for water use
permits) has (have) been
received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management
Application number I
06522 filed 03/15/2005
City of Wewahitchka, P.O.
Box 966, Wewhhitchka, FL
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 353,000 gal-
SIons per day from Floridan
Aquifer System for Public

Supply use by an existing
General withdrawal loca-
tion(s) in Gulf County:
T04S, RIOW. Sec. 24A,
Interested persons may object
to or comment upon the appli-
cations or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff
reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the
Division of Resource
Regulation of the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District, attention Terri
Peterson. 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such
comments or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on
April 8, 2005.
No further public notice will be
provided regarding this (these)
applicationss. Publication of
this notice constitutes con-
structive notice of this permit
application to all substantially
affected persons. A.copy of the
staff reports) must be request-
ed in order to remain advised
of further proceedings and any
public hearing date.
Substantially affected persons
are entitled to request an
administrative hearing regard-
ing the proposed agency action
by submitting a written
request according to the provi-
sions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of
,Proposed Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons who
have filed such requests.
Publish March 24, 2005
GIVEN .that the City
Commission of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting
on the 5th day of April, 2005,
at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regu-
lar Commission meeting room
at the Municipal Building, Port
St. Joe, Florida, will consider
for final adoption an
Ordinance with the following
GRAPHS 2.07 (c)(1)
AND 2.07(e), CHAP-


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which was first read at the reg-
ular meeting, on March 1,"
All interested parties are
Invited to attend and be heard.
Copies of said Ordinance are
on file at the office of the City
Clerk and may be inspected by
the public during normal busi-
ness hours.
Publish March 24. 2005

PROJECT #019.060
The City of Port St. Joe
will receive sealed bids from
any qualified person, company
or corporation interested in
providing underground utility
construction services for the
following project:
This project is being
funded by a Small Cities
Neighborhood Revitalization
Community Development
Block Grant.
The project, includes
approximately 4,000 LF of 8"
gravity sewer, 17 manholes,
1700 LF of low pressure force-
main, low pressure grinder
.u' i. :t ,,r.. r:'- : sewercon-
r.......:.: :.: J repair and
resurfacing, demolition of
existing gravity system, seed-
ing, sodding erosion control
measures and all associated
'Plans and specifications
can be obtained at Preble-Rish,

Inc., 470 Harrlson Avenue.
Panama City, Florida 32401,
(850) 522-0644. The bid must
conform to Section 287.133(3)
Florida Statutes, on public
entity crimes.
Completion date for this
project will be 180 days from.
the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the suc-
cessful bidder.
Liquidated damages for
failure to complete the project
on the specified date will be set
at $500.00 per day.
Please indicate on the
envelope that this is a sealed
bid, for the "North .Port St. Joe
CDBG Sewer Improvements".
Bids will be received
until 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Standard Time, on April 18.
2005, at the City of Port St. Joe
City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, and will be opened and
read aloud after the bids have
been received. The City of Port
St. Joe is, an Equal
O p p o r t u n i.t y
Employer/ Handicapped
Accessible/Fair Housing
Cost for Plans and
Specifications will be $200.00
per set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH. INC.
The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida
Statutes, on public entity
crimes and all special and sup-
plementary conditions of the
'CDBG contract award (see
specifications). A Bid Bond in
the amount of 5% of the Bid
shall accompany the Bid. The
City of Port St. Joe reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
All Bids shall remain firm for a
period of sixty days after the
opening. A mandatory pre-bid
conference shall be held at the
offices of Preble-Rish, Inc., 470
Harrison Ave, Panama City.
Florida (850)522-0644 at 1:00
pm Central Standard Time,
April 11, 2005. Prequalification
packages must be received at
the Panama City Preble-Rish
office prior to the pre-bid meet-
All bidders shall comply
with all applicable State and
local laws concerning licensing
registration and regulation of
contractors doing business to
the State of Florida.
Publish March 24, 2005

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