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The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 31, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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    Section B: Church News
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    Section B: News From the Halls of Wewahitchka High School
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    Section B: Gulf Coast Community College News
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Triathlon/Duathlon Page 3A Sharks Streak at 10 Page 12A Chamber Celebrates Page 15A



The Final Gasps? AHCA Denies Gulf

Pines' Officials Request for More Time

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The patient appears to have
All vitals were flat-lining on
Tuesday after the Agency for Health
Care Administration denied a
request for an extension of time to
address a list of deficiencies which
had put the facility's license in
With a Thursday deadline for
addressing a laundry list of prob-
lems or face revocation of the
license sprinting toward her, Liz
Register. appointed earlier this

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Mention Daylight Saving Time
to Dr. Raynor Duncombe and you
can hear the shudder in his voice
through the phone lines connecting
Port St. Joe to Austin, Tex.
A 30-year professor in the
University of Texas' Aerospace
Engineering Department,
Duncombe helped draft the
Uniform Time Act of 1966, which
established a uniform system of
Daylight Saving Time throughout
the U.S., exempting states whose
legislatures voted to continue on
Standard Time.
Daylight Saving Time com-
mences in the U.S. at 2 a.m. on the
first Sunday of April, and ends at 2
a.m. on the last Sunday of October,
when clocks revert back to
Standard Time.
The phrase "Daylight Saving
Time" is, Duhcombe will tell you, a
misnomer. "No time is actually
saved," said Duncombe in a phone
interview from his UT office last
Duncombe prefers the phrase
"Advanced Time," and if he had it
his way and he almost did the
words "Daylight Saving Time"
would be stricken from the tongue
of every clock-watching American.

month as the beleaguered hospi-
tal's receiver, sounded Tuesday
afternoon as if the rope had finally
slipped from her hand.
"I'm very sad," Register said. "I
just wished it would have worked
Register, along with lawyers
representing Medical Capital,
which is foreclosing on a $1.7 mil-
lion loan to hospital owner Hubert
Steeley, had met last Friday with
AHCA officials.
Register and Dr. Michael White,
the former medical and emergency
room director at Gulf Pines,

Lawyers Make a Mess of Time
Duncombe's involvement in the
Uniform Time Act began during his

University of Texas professor
Raynor Duncombe helped draft the
Uniform Time Act of 1966 during his
tenure as the director of the Nautical
Almanac Office of the U.S. Naval
tenure as the director of the
Nautical Almanac Office of the U.S.
Naval Observatory in Washington,
D.C., where he spent a 33-year

expressed optimism about the talks
and the general reception of AHCA
officials to the request for more
time to fix the problems.
The hospital has until March
31 to fix more than a half dozen
deficiencies cited in an administra-
tive complaint or face the revoca-
tion of the facility's license.
On Tuesday, after meetings
were conducted within the agency,
Register was informed that AHCA
had denied the request and would
proceed down the path it first
carved at the beginning of the
month, when the agency first

Because his office served as
arbiter in questions of time and
astronomy, Duncombe worked
closely with lawyers to draft the
new legislation.
The new act was an attempt to
standardize time keeping within
the United States.
From the end of World War II to
1966, no federal law required
states to observe Daylight Saving
Time. Those states and localities
that opted to observe Daylight
Saving Time chose when it began
and ended, thus creating vast and
confusing variations in. time.
throughout the country.
According to Duncombe, the
Uniform Time Act was created to
force states to either adopt the time
change or not, "hopefully with
everyone doing Advanced Time."
None of this "Saving" business-
for the 88-year-old Yale graduate
and expert in the complex fields of
orbital mechanics and dynamicall
In drafting the Act's language,
Duncombe worked diligently to
ensure that the phrase "Daylight
Saving Time" would not appear.
"It said 'the standard time of
such zone, during such period,
(See Time Change on Page 5A)

Notes from Inside the Triangle of Death

sought revocation of the license.
"We did meet with their repre-
sentatives and we did carefully con-
sider the information they provid-
ed," said AHCA spokesman
Jonathan Burns. "We have chosen
to continue our action to revoke the

Burs added that while the
agency's "top priority" was to have
a "safe, viable" hospital in Gulf
County, "we don't feel that's a
viable option with Gulf Pines."
Register, brought in. late last
year by Rainmaker Financial to
serve as the hospital administrator
(See Gulf Pines on Page 5A)

It's that time of the year again. Saturday night or more
properly, Sunday morning--the nation, including Gulf
County, will revert back to."Daylight Saving Time" at 2:00 in
the morning, after operating on "standard time" since the last
weekend in October.
Be sure to set your wristwatch, alarm clock, grandfather
clock or sundial FORWARD one hour.

Watching the River Rise

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Let the river run as long as it
doesn't get much higher.
County officials were watching
warily as the Apalachicola River
rose well above flood stage early
this week and threatened some
low-lying areas in the river basin.
As of press time Wednesday
morning,-the river was just over 21
feet, roughly six feet above flood
stage, at the Blountstown dam.
According to projections from
the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), the river was projected to
crest at 23 feet early Thursday
"At twenty-three feet we have
minor damage, above that major
damage," said county commission-
er Carmen McLemore.
As a-point of reference, the
Apalachicola River crested at 27.4
feet in 1998, when significant and

widespread flooding occurred.
"We know we are going to have
some damage ati 23 feet." said
county emergency manager Larry
Wells, "and) it looks like we are
going to get to 23 feet."
According to Tuesday's NOAA
advisory, once the river reaches 22
.feet minor lowland flooding will
occur "on many roads" including
Parker Road, Byrd Parker Road,
Warmouth Drive, Gaskin Park, the
end of Lake Grove Road, Elm Street
on Red Bull Island and Lower
Landing on Howards Creek..
McLemore, during a special
meeting of the County Commission
on Monday, asked that Saul's
Creek Road and Deep Slough on
the old Bay City Road, both areas of
potential flooding, also be looked
"I don't want to get caught with
our pants down," McLemore said. "I

(See River Rise on Page 6A)

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Purple index fingers raised sky-
ward foretold the coming of a new
As Iraqis exited polling stations
in the city of Haswah, their index
fingers stamped with purple ink,

there had voted on anything," said
Parker, who spent last week on
leave in Port St. Joe..
His unit set up around the
perimeter of the polling stations,
protecting the area from terrorist
attacks by insurgents, Parker and
his fellow Marines ensured the

Lance Corporal Nathan Parker took this photograph while on foot patrol
in Haswah, Iraq.

they approached the lenses of wait-
ing photographers and offered a
celebratory salute.
On the ground, Lance Corporal
Nathan Parker, of the 24th Marine
Expeditionary Unit, registered the
triumphant mood of the historic
Jan. 30 elections.
"It was the first time in the his-
tory of that region that anyone

day's success.
"The elections went really well
from the civilian standpoint,"
recalled the 24-year-old Parker. "No
voters were injured, no voting sta-
tions hit.
"We managed to absorb the
brunt of that," he added with a
knowing grin, before recounting the
events of that terror-filled day.

Meet the Port St. Joe Manager

The City of Port St. Joe is inviting the public to meet and greet new
city manager Lee Vincent beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at the
Centennial Building.
City officials invite and encourage everyone to attend this event.

Election Day Firefight
Parker and the 1st battalion,
2nd Marines, Charlie Company
began election week by limiting
traffic into Haswah and rigidly
enforcing the dusk-to-dawn curfew.
"We just locked down every-
thing," Parker said.
Preparation for election day
was critical, with insurgent forces
planning an organized push to the
polling stations, and radio airwaves
threatening the already fearful Iraqi
citizens with retribution if they
went to the polls.
In Haswah, polling stations
were set up inside three mosques
and two schools, which were heav-
ily defended and surrounded by
Inside the polling stations,
Iraqi national guard and police
forces secured the area, while
Parker and his unit patrolled
streets and set up on rooftops,
guarding the perimeter about a
block out.
Around that perimeter, things
were "interesting," said Parker,
stretching the understatement out
a full four syllables.
The initial push by the insur-
gents to infiltrate the polling sites
proved the most difficult, but the
martial force of the Marines thwart-
ed the insurgents' plans.
"Once they realized we weren't
going to let them get anywhere near.
it, they kind of tapered off," said
Amid the sounds of gunfire,
brave Iraqis venturedout of their
homes, and headed to the polling
stations, passing through
American troops on their way.
"They were nervous, scared.
They didn't know what was going to
(See Triangle of Death on Page 2A)

Wewahitchka Names

New Football Coach

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
When they embarked on the
search for a new football coach at
Wewahithchka High School, a com-
mittee of local boosters and
Superintendent of Schools Tim
Wilder had a fairly clear vision of
the person they were looking for.
It turned out they didn't have
to scan too distant into the horizon.
After winnowing a pool of more
than 60 applications to 10 and
then a final six to interview, the
committee and Wilder found their
man just across the Calhoun coun-
ty line.
Greg Jordan,' defensive coordi-
nator at Blountstown High School
the past four years, and Teacher of
the Year at the school for 2005, was
offered and accepted the position
this week.
His first day on campus was
Tuesday, a chance to meet all
returning Gator players.
Jordan is set to begin work
next week, once his hiring is for-
mally approved by the Gulf County
School Board, which has final say
on all personnel matters.
"I think he'll do a great job,"
said Jerry Gaskin, who was part of
a 10-member committee which
screened the applicants and
worked with Wilder on the ultimate
hire. -.
"He's young, he's energetic.

He's been in a program like I want,
one that has been at the bottom
and worked their way to the top,
and he understands what it takes."

ureg Joraan

Jordan, 35, comes to
Wewahitchka after guiding a
defense that was the core of a
Blountstown squad which went 13-
1 and reached the state champi-
onship title game before losing by
four points.
In 10 regular-season games
last year, Blountstown surrendered
just 36 points.
(See Football Coach on Page 14A)

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Time's Spring Forward



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Triangle of Death From Page I

happen," Parker recalled.
As voters walked back
through the troops on their
return home, Parker wit-
ne.sed a change in mood.
"Once they realized no
harm was going to come to
them, they were excited
about it," he remembered.
Just weeks after the con-
clusion of the elections,
Parker and his unit left
Haswah behind.
"IWe didn't get to stick
around for the happy part,"
Parker said.
Inside the Triangle
of Death
Haswah is located
inside what journalists have

dubbed the "Triangle of
Death," the area south of
Baghdad enclosed by the
map points of Fallujah,
Suwaira and Mussyiib.
Though he'd first heard
the region's nickname upon
returning to the U.S. after
serving nearly a year in Iraq,
Parker attests to the phrase's
"That's where all the
fun's at," he said.
When his unit arrived in
Haswah last June, the area
was overrun with insurgent
The Army wouldn't even
go in," noted Parker, who
said he and his fellow

Marines "walked in and
secured the area."
The work of securing the
region meant protecting cru-
cial infrastructure, such as
power plants, and conduct-
ing patrols, where Parker
and his unit chased targets
that often proved illusive.
"Insurgents can't get into
a stand-up fight," said
Parker of the shadowy
nature of the enemy. "They
don't have the numbers, the
Insurgents often took
advantage of the American
forces' respectful treatment
of schools and places of wor-
ship, firing from within their

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walls at passing soldiers.
"They know you won't
shoot back cause the kids
are around them," said
Parker. "They're cowardly
that way.
With every male Iraqi of
age allowed to own an AK-47
assault rifle, it was often dif-
ficult for Parker to distin-
guish between civilians and
According to Parker, it
was not unusual for Iraqis to
carry their guns in the
streets and in market places.
"It doesn't necessarily
mean they're a bad guy," he
explained. "You can't tell
until they start shooting at
you. And they know just as
well as we do that you can't
Parker noted that insur-
gent warfare is "mostly hit
and run stuff," the lobbing of
projectiles in arcs through
metal tubes, and the detona-
tion of improvised explosive
devices, or IEDs.
The IEDs, said Parker,
are large shell casings that
are strapped together in
bundles and wired with
crude detonators.
The weapons are left on
sides of roads, with insur-
gents hiding nearby to
explode the devices.
The Marines are there to
"absorb" the blows, the
pleasant word given to a not-

Parker photographed these smiling children with a dispos-
able camera that he carried with him while stationed in Iraq.

so-pleasant situation:
Translated by Parker, it
means "us being the ones hit
rather than some poor civil-
ian somewhere."
A "Miniscule" Coalition
In between planting the
seeds of democracy in Iraq,
Parker managed to get in a
little desert volleyball, play-
ing a number of games with
troops from Britain, the
U.S.'s most enduring ally.
Parker and the British
soldiers became fast friends.
"The Brits are hilarious,"
Parker said of his former vol-

leyball opponents.
In addition to the
British, Parker also encoun-
tered some other interna-
tional troops including a unit
of Japanese soldiers and
some Polish forces he met
while passing through
The efforts of other:
nations are, said Parker,
"kind of miniscule" com-
pared to those expended by:
the U.S.
Far from comprising a
vast coalition on the ground,
(See Triangle of Death on Page 16A)

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on Forgotten Coast

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
,In what organizers hope
will-become an annual event,
Me.dco Beach and St. Joe
Beach will host a triathlon
mnd duathlon this weekend.

In the final months of
20Q4, Olga Cemore and
Michele Hartzog, co-workers
at Gory Everson's Fitness for
VWonen in Panama City,
decided to organize the
Because the serene
beaches play host to vaca-
tioning families year round,
organizers chose Mexico
Beach and St. Joe-Beach for
this first annual fitness chal-
1Ve, wanted it to be a
family-oriented event,"
Hartzog said.
The weekend will be
begin with a race package
pick-up from 4- to 8, p.m. on
Friday. Packages will include

schedule details, maps,
event T-shirts and other per-
tinent information.
and a social dinner will fol-
low from 6 to 9 p.m.
Participants will be encour-

aged to take this 'time to
make up a team for the
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leyball game and the Sunday
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The triathlon will consist
of a half-mile swim in the
chilly Gulf waters, a 15-mile,
round trip bike ride up Hwy,
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to Hwy. 98 and back to
Beacon Hill Park.
The duathlon, scheduled
to coincide with the
triathlon, is a run-bike-run.
In lieu of the half-mile swim,
duathlon participants will
run 1.2 miles down
the beach and join
triathlon partici-
pants for the bike
ride up Hwy. 386
and 5-K run.
"These are rea-
sonable distances

c compe titive ,
Hartzog said.
As of press time,
just over 100 partici-
pants had registered
from the tri-state
(Florida, Georgia and
Alabama) area.
Hartzog said one
participant from as
far away as New
Jersey had regis-
tered for the race.
The race will be
limited to the first
300 participants to
Local law
enforcement from
Port St. Joe and
Mexico Beach as well
as volunteers from
Tyndall Air Force
Base will assist in
directing race traffic.
On Saturday
evening, an awards
beach party with a
volleyball game,
musical entertain-
ment and door prizes will be
held at the El Governor
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Another early morning
will mark Sunday's event.
The 35-mile bike ride up
Hwy. 386 will commence at
7:30 a.m. Refreshments will
be available at the 20-mile
According to race orga-
nizers, the purpose of the
weekend is to meet fellow
athletes from the area, eat
great seafood and enjoy the
area's beautiful beaches.
For' more" information'
about the weekend or to reg-
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The Star


Lessons in Life, and in Death

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The first time I met David Coley he
was ensconced in an office well, call it
a closet In the bowels of the Florida
House of Representatives building.
As the aide to a first-term Democrat.
Jamey Westbrook. in a year in which the
Republican gained control of the Legisla-
ture for the first time since Reconstruc-
tion, the quarters were, in a word, mod-
And tough to find in the labyrinth of
the lowest floor of meeting rooms, offices
and storage space.
The last time I spoke with David, he
was the newly-elected state representa-
tive of District 7, having fulfilled a
dream, one from which he would awak-
en way too soon.
For within the month Dave would be
diagnosed with cancer; within months,
last week, he died.
During that brief period in his life,
David provided several lessons, which
were as subtle, as humble, as the man.
The first was consistency.
Whether he was down on the bottom
rung of the legislative ladder, helping
craft bills sure to go nowhere but obliv-
ion when the handkerchief to end the
session was dropped.
Or near the summit, just outside the
office of the man who would be Speaker
of the House, one of the three most pow-
erful men in Florida government.
SDavid Coley was David Coley.
;That Rudyard Kipling line about
keeping your head even while all those
around were losing their's it applied to
He was the laid-back man from
Jackson County, just happy to talk, to
provide information, to provide direc-
tions in wading through the muddy
waters of legislative action.
He was just Dave.
S-IHe. had his ,owi problems,.-family
medical issues, too tile time in a 25-
loour.a-day world, but he remained
Dave, regardless of the maelstrom
around him.
The loyal Dave.
This is best understood by compre-
hending that moving from being an aide
to Westbrook to being the chief lieu-
tenant for Allan Bense, the man who is
Speaker of the House, was akin to a
homeless man winning the lottery.
Dave, though, never wavered in his
loyalty to either Westbrook, whom he
would later challenge for the District 7
seat, or Bense.
He worked his behind off in support
of his employer, it didn't matter who it
He wrote the letters, made the phoie
calls, answered the queries from con-
stituents, kept abreast of what was hap-
pening in the marbled halls of the Capi-

tol and tracked bills.
He protected. he served. There were
few better.
He was loyal, even, to the detriment
of his own career.
Though he hoped to run for a House
seat for several years. he waited, at the
behest of his party. biding his time until
the opportunity presented itself.
When it did. he was reticent in part
because his boss. Bense, was about to
become Speaker. would need him.
But Bense assured him that Dave
would still be there next to him, just in a
different seat.
If Dave was ever disappointed, if he
was hurt about any of that, it never
And, maybe, that, more than any
other characteristic, was a demonstra-
tion of this stunning loyalty Dave never
let on much about Dave, it was always
about his bosses, their bills, their initia-
In this way, outside of his clear love
of family and affection for his Seminoles,
Dave could be called opaque, but in
other ways he was as open as the sunny
arms of spring.
A quick lesson one learns in the
Capitol Press Corps is that staff is where
the real news could be gleaned.
Just don't quote 'em or burn 'em.
Dave, having been a former reporter
and editor himself, understood the para-
meters, waded them as best he could,
while still serving his bosses, and yet
proved to be one of the most intelligent
and helpful individuals 'any reporter
could possibly encounter.
Even when you screwed up, he
would take the time to explain your error
while never belittling or sermonizing.
The bottom line, regardless of
stature or circumstance, it always
seemed about service.
And that's why folks in Florida, in'
his district, will miss'out. becauise"b'V
Coley was about serving folks.
In the final months of his life that,
along with his deep faith, became clear
as St. Joseph Bay on a calm day.
Despite a gloomy prognosis, despite
the loss of weight and energy as he bat-
tled liver cancer, David never seemed to
His maker would determine the
course; all he could do in this human
realm was do what he was elected to do
- to serve.
While illuminating the cliche which
oft times obscures the harsh reality that
we really do only have one shot at this
thing, one chance, and every day should
be worth packing in 25 hours.
Humble. Loyal. Faith in mankind
and in a higher force.
There could hardly be a more fitting
epitaph for any man and woman.

fW.L-' UHW Do,4C w Wi4t Ke

by Kesley Colbert

Public Service


I am trying to help a
young girl find a date.
Maybe you know a junior or
senior in high school that
could be the exact person
we are looking for. Perhaps
you have a nephew or
grandson. Or young neigh-
We need a nice guy.
That is the first require-
ment here. It wouldn't hurt
if he had a tad of sense. You
know----like he can put two
sentences, you know,
together, you know, in a
semi-conversation, you
know, with out repeating,
you know, himself two or
three times.... How he
dresses is important. And
passable grooming would
certainly be a plus. Good
looks is also fairly essen-
tial....I think, more to the
young lady than to me.
I'd prefer a football or
baseball player. ,But I've
been expressly told that's
not a pre-requisite. Some
type of transportation is
necessary: Again, we've had
a little problem here. I like a
guy with a pick-up truck.
My friend leans more
toward those little red con-
vertible sports coupes with
the raised spoiler on the
back. We both agree the
lucky ;guy needs to ,be well-
mannered and have all his
own teeth.
I don't normally get
involved in stuff like this for
one simple reason---I don't
know much about stuff like
Thinking back to when I
was seventeen and looking
for love, I realize I'm not the
guy for this job. I once told
Mary Hadley Hayden, when
she asked me to take her to
the eighth grade sweetheart
banquet at church, to take
a flying leapl She had
rather large ears and I
encouraged her to "flap'em
a mite to ease her landing."
It never crossed my mind
that in just a couple of
short years Mary Hadley
was going to lose the pim-
ples, her nose would short-
en, her eyes straighten out
and the golden shoulder

length hair would hide
those ears.
I figured by our senior
year we ought to be going
steady. She was. hands
down, the prettiest and
nicest girl in the whole
school. "Mary Hadley. you
know the prom is coming---

"I'm afraid I can't go
with you," Lord, what a
smile she gave me, "I might
flap a couple of times and
embarrass you -as I lift
above the dance floor."
Pam Newberry asked
me a hundred and six times
in high school to go out.
with her. Whewl I never was
that desperate! It never
dawned on me till she came
wheeling into graduation
practice in a brand spank-
ing new Corvette that her
daddy owned Renko Mills
and. the Newberry Tool
Works, both auto parts
store, had a half interest in
the Star Lumber Company
and farmed almost 600
acres down near Jarrell
Switch Bottom.
Visions of being presi-
dent of Renko or running
my own lumber company or
living in the big plantation
house began dancing
across my mind. "Pam,
would you like to walk with
me during graduation? And
maybe we could catch a bite
to eat after the ceremo-
You see why I need your
The young lady we're
trying to help is about sev-
enteen. She is from a real
nice family...'.eexcept fior'he
father. But please refmelr-'
ber, her dad ain't going on
this date! Well, I don't think
he is going.....
I can tell you honestly
that any boy that takes her
out is going to be one lucky
son of a gun., My girl can
cook! A little. Maybe. She
has a wall to wall smile. She
wears nice clothes. All the
girls like her. She knows
how to iron. Her mom is
really cool. She wears her
hair most of the time in
such a way that you won't
have to worry about her
ears. And to the best of my
knowledge, she has all of
her own teeth
I don't see how you
could find anybody better
than that
And listen,, she won't
faint or fall out on you.
She's as healthy as a horse.

Because she eats like one! If
you take her out to dinner
l'U give you a little folding
money to supplement your
funds. She likes pizza. And
IMexican food. And ham-
burgers. And grilled steaks.
Wonton soup. French fries
and onion rings. Turnip
greens and black eyed peas.
Potato chips. Pork chops.
Barbeque. Lots of ice
cream. And anything at the
Olive Garden.
She is a real good con-
versationalist.....if you talk
about red convertible sports
cars, the other girls at
school or the folks that
have been kicked off Sur-
vivor. She likes dogs. And
she is not afraid of work as
long as it starts a good bit
after lunch.
She is not prone to gos-
sip nor is she quick to criti-
cize. Her laughter is spon-
taneous and she truly is
fun to be around. I've never
seen her mad or upset. If
you don't say anything
about her feet she won't
mention your bad hair-
cut.... She is truly one of a
I am taking applications
on a daily basis. You can
email pictures, and send in
your portfolio. We must find
the right guy for herl I am
only stepping in here
because she's like a daugh-
ter to me and I've seen a
couple of the guys she's
picked out. Believe you me,
she needs help!
, Ifyou've got a prospect,,
call. me at home. Or bring
him by. No reasonable offer
will be refused.
If the young man's
grandfather is named New-
berry and he has an aunt
named Pam we don't need a
photo and I know the port-
folio! If you drive up in a red
Mustang, you will automat-
ically be moved up in line. If
you mention the Olive Gar-
den and have your shirt tail.
tucked in you will be given
special consideration.
This contest is open to
all. Please hurry. She ain't
getting any younger!
If you need' additional
information, would like a
picture or want to contact
her directly, please go to
Mr. Kes

If I Can't Watch Real Baseball A Movie About Baseball Game Will Do

tle this week.
My second daughter, 54
years old, earned her college
degree, after attending Gulf
Coast Community College
and.Florida State University
for five years in night class-
es recently.
She was selected "Out-
standing Student" for those
five years.
She has continually
taken night classes for years
in some subject or other.
She beat me in the edu-
cation department, because
I didn't have the time to take
night classes, so I had to
settle for a high school edu-
And, the education one
will get from reading and
My daughter was deter-
mined to get an education.
She drove to Panama City
three nights a week for five
years and took the hard
subjects, for five years with-
out a break, while holding
down a job and raising a


Written by Wesley Rantsey

I know it must have
been hard or tedious going
all three semesters for those
five years.

DID YOU HAVE a happy
Easter? I did. I had plenty to
eat and managed to stay
inside, out of the rain. I also
watched a movie Sunday
afternoon, as a break
between church services,
I watched "A League of
Their Own" about the lady
baseball league which
formed during the Second
World War.
If I can't watch real
baseball, a movie about a
baseball game will do.
The baseball season will
be starting in a few days,
however, and I'll be able to
watch the real thing.

Now, if only they will get
the steroid thing settled
before the season starts.
Barry Bonds is getting
his part settled by just not
playing. That suits me. I
didn't care to watch him
play, anyhow.
I've been watching the
papers to see where Tom
Glavin and Greg Maddox
will begin the season this
year. Maddox will round out
the "Cubs" starting rotation
and Glavin hasn't even been
That's quite a letdown
from competing with each
other as the best pitcher the
"Braves" had to "also" per-
formers for other teams.

was a little early but it didn't

fail to have its bad weather.
Instead of being cold
weather, it rained and
stormed all week end.
I got chagrined with
Channel 7, for interrupting
my programs every 10 min-
utes to give us a weather
update of the same storm,
overand over. It seemed as if
the "crawler" they.put on the
screen would suffice for
most of those weather
It didn't take much
effort to look outside and
realize that it was raining;
Even my dog wouldn't
go outside in it, to go to the
bathroom. I had sense
enough to stay inside, too.
My one remaining little
dog didn't venture outside,

but managed to "hold it"
until we forced it to go out-
side on the carport.
That dog used to "pud-
dle" in the house when she
was a little puppy. She grad-
uated to the part of the floor
which is tile and now she
has to go outside, and won't
go when it was raining!
She won't even go inside
the house for the six hours
we leave her in while we go
for dialysis.
But the little devil will
run outside, between our
legs when we open the
screen door!
Now, if we can only train
her to either come when we
call her, or not take off run-
ning down the middle of the
street, full speed, when she
does get out, we will think
we have accomplished

OFFICE will be moving in a
few 'weeks, now. I under-
stand it will be moving to the
Piggly Wiggly shopping cen-

I understand they even
bought the computer on
which I write this blurb, and
it will be moving, too.
The mystery I will now
have to solve, is, where will
my office be?
I'm located in a corner
in the back shop, now. It
suits me because my "office"
has always been in "the
back shop".
Even when I was run-
ning the "Warner Robins
Press" my office was in the
back shop, along with the
linotype, the presses, and
the paper cutter.
I wouldn't know any-
thing else.
I also wouldn't know
how to operate any other
computer, either.
I can turn this one on
and get it to my configura-
tion, but beyond that, I'm
I'm trusting the current
administration to make the
transition understandable
to my limited facilities. I'll
look for it, wherever they put

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under a contract agreement
with Steeley, was unsure
about her next step.
The attorney represent-
ing Medical Capital, Michael
Dickey out of Panama City,
had told her to continue to
act as receiver until further
notice, Register said.
'This is all new to me,"
Register said.
A skeleton staff of
employees has been trying to
fix some of the more minor
deficiencies cited by AHCA,
such as absent floor tiles and

holes in ceilings.
Likewise, White, who
had moved to Port St. Joe
expressly to operate the Gulf
Pines emergency room, was
unsure of his next turn.
"I don't know," White
said. "I thought all this
would work out. I'm still try-
ing to figure it out."
Medical Capital could
still appeal AHCA's decision,
Burns noted.
That, however, would
require taking the case
before an administrative law

judge in Tallahassee.
It was unclear at press
time whether such a hearing
would be requested.
Voice mail messages left
with Dickey and Medical
Capital, based in California,
were not returned on
Steeley also did not
return messages.
There is a hearing sched-
uled for April 12 before
Circuit Court Judge Judy
Pittman at which Medical
Capital was expected to

Time Change

shall be advanced one hour
at such time,'" said
Duncombe, recalling his lin-
guistic craftsmanship.
Everything was going
fine, said Duncombe, until
he fulfilled his obligations to
the committee and left his
precisely-worded time trea-
tise in the hands of the attor-
The attorneys assured
Duncombe that they would
merely "clean up the act a lit-
tle bit," clarifying a few
points in the legalese.
But when the Uniform
Time Act was written into
law on April 13, 1966, the
phrase "Advanced Time" was
nowhere to be found.
The lawyers had rein-
serted the words "Daylight
Saving Time," thereby
destroying all of Duncombe's
hopes that the phrase might
disappear from the national
'The expression has con-
tinued, unfortunately,"
remarked Duncombe with
lingering annoyance. "But
that's how it goes."
Spring Forward, Farmers
Say Back Off.
".Daylight Saving Time in
the U.S. has had a long,
strange history, and no one
knows that history better
than Duncombe.
'In addition to drafting"
the. Uniform Time Act,.
Duncombe has for 20 years
tauIht a "Determination of
Time" UT Aerospace
Engineering graduate
course, in which he devotes a
considerable amount of time
to leaching Dayligikt .Saving
Time's history;: .
:.'., -: .

Originally the brainchild
of Benjamin Franklin, who
detailed the idea in a 1784
essay entitled "An
Economical Project,"
Daylight Saving Time was
formally adopted by the U.S
for seven months between
1918 and 1919, the time of
the first World War.
During World War II, the
U.S. adopted Daylight Saving
Time year-round, known as
"War Time," from Feb. 2,
1942 to Sept. 30, 1945.
In the years after the
World Wars; the decision to
adopt Daylight Saving Time
was largely a local option.
During this period, a
tug-of-war existed between
city-dwellers and country
farmers for control over the
time issue.
According to Duncombe,
the idea of a state's observing
Daylight Saving Time was to
"allow people working in fac-
tories to have time off in the
evening to work in their gar-
But farmers were bitterly
opposed to the time change.
"They dug in their heels
and said no way," remarked
Duncombe, who noted that it
was the "folks in the country-
side" who then controlled the
state legislatures.
And so the farmers had
their way, at least for a little
Lobbyists Demand More
Twenty years after help-
ing, draft legislation to stan-
dardize the country's time,
Duncombe, who had then
settled into his.new career as!
a professor, watched from

the sidelines as lobbyists for
athletic equipment manufac-
turers, the charcoal industry
and the makers of outdoor
grills brought the issue of
Daylight Saving Time once
again to the nation's fore-
The 1966 Uniform Time
Act established the time
table for Daylight Saving
Time as commencing on the
last Sunday of April and end-
ing the last Sunday in
The lobbyists were push-
ing Congress to move the
commencement date back a
month. More daylight, they
reasoned, equaled more prof-
it from the outdoorsy types
across the nation buying
their clients' products.
Congress initially balked
at the proposal. They had,
said Duncombe, enough
trouble with agricultural
interests in Midwestern
states objecting to Daylight
Saving Time altogether.
"You'd get into the coun-
tryside and farmers would
say their cows can't give milk
an hour earlier than they're
used to giving it," Duncombe
The words of. a letter
from a Nebraskan farmer to
his Congressman still makes
the professor chuckle.
Expressing his dismay
over the time change, the
farmer wrote: "My crops
can't take another hour of
Eventually Congress and
the lobbyists reached a com-
promise. In 1986, the. start-
ing date of Daylight 'Saving;
Time was .permanently


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moved from the last Sunday
in April to the first Sunday.
"And by God that blew
right, through with no one
saying a thing," Duncombe
The Lighthearted Professor
Duncombe has a special
fondness for time-related
trivia. He can tell you which
U.S. states have opted not to
adopt Daylight Saving Time
(Hawaii, Indiana and all
parts of Arizona except
Indian territory), can identify
the relationship between pol-
itics and time (his remarks
on the former Arizona
Senator Barry Goldwater:
"Goldwater being a true con-
servative, said, 'None, of this
Daylight Saving time for
us.'"), and tell you the per-
centage of the year the U.S.
observes Daylight Saving
Time (60).
Duncombe noted that
although there are "still a lot
of people who don't think it's
right," he himself would pre-
fer to observe Daylight
Saving Time year round.
A second wish he carries
closer to his heart.
Duncombe wants people
to cease saying Daylight
Saving Time, replacing the
phrase with Advanced Time,
that model of accurate sim-
plicity he coined nearly 40
years ago.
But on this point,
Duncombe is realistic.
"You can't satisfy every-
one," he laughed, counting
himself in that number:

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press for finality to its fore-
closure of the loan to Steeley.
AHCA's decision on
Tuesday provided additional
fuel for two dovetailing coun-
ty initiatives.
One is the establishment
of an "advanced" or "urgent"
clinic at the county Health
Department facility in Port
St. Joe.
Operating under the
umbrella of the health
department's Federally
Qualified Health Clinic
(FHQC), the clinic would

handle urgent care patients,
provide triage and diagnos-
tics, and either send patients
to Panama City or treat them
on site.
The difference in
"advanced" or "urgent" is one
of semantics to bill under
as an urgent care clinic a
physician must be on site
The proposed clinic,
though, would make use of
local physician assistants.
"(AHCA's decision) will
automatically congeal every-
body together to create an
advanced walk-in clinic,"
said Doug Kent, executive
director of the Gulf County
Health Department.
"We are going to be deal-
ing with some of the same
medical problems they were
dealing with at Gulf Pines."
It is hoped the clinic will
open sometime in April,
depending on how quickly
the health department can
fill the required positions.
Available jobs are posted
at myflorida.com, then click
on the peoplesfirst link.
Next week also looms
large in the county's ongoing
discussions with Pensacola's
Sacred Heart Health Systems
on a partnership to build a
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complex near the
Gulf/Franklin Center.
County commissioners,
members of the county
Health Care Committee and
representatives from Sacred
Heart and The St. Joe Co.,
which is donating land and
start-up construction dollars
to the project, will meet in a
workshop on Monday.
The hope and another
workshop could be needed -
is to, present to county com-
missioners for their approval
on April 12 a memorandum
of understanding (MOU) con-
cerning the new hospital and
the parameters of the part-
"We have some impor-
tant workshops coming up
and hopefully we will all get
on the same page," Kent
said. "(AHCA's decision) has
cleared up a lot of issues.
We've got to come- up with
some major decisions."

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Aviation Committee Sets New Coordinates

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Turns out there is more
than one definition of thrust.
County commissioners
and the county aviation advi-
sory committee members
learned that recently after
the Franklin County
Commission stuck a fork in
the cross-county partnership
to expand aviation options in
the area by expanding the
Apalachicola Municipal
Following a contentious
public meeting two weeks
ago, the Franklin County
commissioners the next
night essentially put an end
to that partnership.
Commissioners took four
specific actions:
SThey eliminated airport
expansion from existing
Federal Aviation

Administration and Florida
Department of
Transportation plans.
Passed a motion to put
the county administrator in
charge of overseeing the air-
port and ensuring that the
Apalachicola Airport
Advisory does not consider
any project which would
grow the airport.
Approved a motion to
rescind the partnership reso-
lution with Gulf County -
and mandated that any fur-
ther partnership agreement
hinge on a stance of no
growth at the airport.
"I think where they truly
stand came out," said Mike
Grabarek, chairman of the
Gulf County aviation adviso-
ry committee. "The clear
message was leave the air-
port alone.
"For all intents and pur-

poses, the partnership has
been cancelled by the
Franklin County
The decision to eliminate
all airport expansion from
the FAA/FDOT plans,
Grabarek added, was partic-
ularly damaging in that
money already in the
pipeline will now be distrib-
uted to other aviation facili-
The question is in what
way does the Gulf County
committee, charged with
examining expansion of avia-
tion options in Gulf County,
move forward.
The preeminent option
was from the beginning -
Franklin County airport offi-
cials appeared before the
Gulf County Commission
last year, planting the seeds
of what has taken place in

recent months the
Apalachicola Airport.
"We are wasting our time
talking about Franklin
County," said county admin-
istrator Don Butler. "We need
to think about Gulf County."
While the partnership
with Franklin County
imploded, the central issues
fueling the committee's work
remain intact.
The area, Grabarek
noted, will only continue to
grow, as will the need for an
airport which can handle the
Gulfstream jets, the regional
jets, cargo planes and ulti-
mately, in time, commercial
"A single 6,000 foothard
runway would, serve 90 per-
cent of what (the
Apalachicola facility does)
now," said committee mem-
ber Joel Strait.

How to get there?
Committee members,
while backing up and punt-
ing a bit, also began consid-
ering their options in the
A model of sorts is the
new airport constructed just
outside of Blountstown, a
county-owned facility that
provides a template for the,
direction Gulf County could
A county airport, for
example, could be eligible for
100 percent funding from
state and federal sources
because the county is one
the state has declared of eco-
nomic concern.
Grant money is also
available, Strait noted, but
the county would have to be
proactive in seeking such
A feasibility study,
examining what is and is not
possible, and potential loca-
tions, would provide a start-
ing point for discussions,
several committee members
agreed, though no specific
action was taken during the
committee's meeting on
The committee would
actually get any feasibility
study off the ground by iden-

River Rise

want us to be as prepared as
Should the river rise
much above projections, the
damage could grow exponen-
At 23.5 feet, the river
would be at five-year flood
levels, meaning houses
downstream of the Chipola
Cutoff could begin to flood.
"If we get over 23 feet,
nature will take its course,"
McLemore said.
How high the river rises
will depend on weather in the
A series of fronts have
passed through the
Southeast, saturating the
ground with rainfall and fill-
ing the Apalachicola-Flint-
Chattahoochee river basin.
tii How'ever. Wells said con-
versations .with .representa-
tives of the regional office of
the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers indicated that
capacity at Lake Seminole -
where the Flint and
Chattahoochee join to
become the Apalachicola -

tifying potential areas of the
county suitable for such a
facility, particularly near the
Gulf/Franklin line.
"We need a starting point
and a feasibility study is a
starting point," Strait said.
"It has some pretty concrete
stuff in it. And it provides us
with talking points to take to
the public."
Another document dis-
cussed at Monday's meeting
was the creation of a master
plan for the airport what it
would be, what customers it
might target and the rough
outline of a business plan.
While the meeting began
on a down note, echoes of
the previous week in
Apalachicola, it ended with
committee members ener-
gized in a new direction.
"This is the first day we
are making progress because
we've been wasting our time
up to now," said committee
member Wayne Rowlett,
alluding to the partnership
with Franklin County. "And
if there is a good thing that
comes out of all this, they
(Franklin County officials)
can't cry foul now."

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could be sufficient to keep
the river at 23 feet or below.
"If we get to 25 feet we
have problems," said com-
missioner Billy Traylor.
During their meeting on
Monday commissioners
approved purchasing 10,000
sand bags at roughly 25
cents apiece and declared
a state of emergency.
Under the state of emer-
gency it is possible, Wells
said, that the state would
pick up the tab for any sand
County officials are urg-
ing residents in the river
basin to monitor river read-
ings and take any precau-
ptons and protective mea-
.,ures. necessary in the event
of flooding.
Additional information is
available at the Tallahassee
National Weather Serice
website at www.srh.noaa.

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

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Roth IRA


Traditional IRA

With tax time approach-
ing, many people are inter-
ested in the taxation of their
investments and ways to
reduce their taxable income.
To reduce their taxes and
save for retirement, people
often establish an Individual
Retirement Account (IRA).
The two most common types
of IRA's are the traditional
IRA and the Roth IRA.
However, many people do not
know the difference between

The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting dri-
ver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints dur-
ing the month of April 2005,

these two types of IRA's, and
which one is best for them.
The most common mis-
conception is that an IRA
must be established through
a bank. This is not true. An
IRA is a type of account and
can be funded with a wide
variety of investment vehi-
cles. For example, an IRA
can be funded with certifi-
cates of deposits, savings
accounts, stocks, bonds,
mutual funds, and even real

on the roadways listed below
in Holmes, Jackson and
Washington counties.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by

Port St. Joe Police

Department News

On March 11, 2005
Joyce H. Scruggs, age 33, of
Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested for DUI, possession
of cocaine, possession of pre-
scription medications with-
out a prescription and traf-
ficking of hydrocodine.
On March 17, 2005
Tannis J. Boykins, age 24, of
Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested for dealing in stolen
On March 19, 2005
Kevin R. Ward, age 26, of
Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested for DUI.
Sobriety Checkpoint
Statistics from March 12,
On March 12, 2005 the
Port St. Joe police
Department and Gulf County
Sheriffs Office conducted a
DUI checkpoint on Highway
98 near Industrial Road. The
Florida Highway, Patrol. Gulf
'Correctional K-9 Officers.

and the Port St. Joe Fire
Department assisted in this
operation. The checkpoint
resulted in one arrest for
possession, of alcohol under
21, seven open container vio-
lations, four safety restraint
violations and one child
restraint violation. There
was one DUI arrest by a rov-
ing patrol officer. There were
827 vehicles passing through
this checkpoint and of these
810 were checked. Law
Enforcement vehicles were
parked near the checkpoint
area to locate suspicious
vehicles as they turned
around to avoid this opera-
tion. The Port St. Joe Police
Department and Gulf County
Sheriff Office would like to
thank all agencies involved
i.niaking this operation a

estate investment trusts.
However, an IRA cannot be
funded with collectibles.
Common characteristics
of both traditional and Roth
IRA's are that distributions
prior to age 59 have a 10%
penalty tax, and distribu-
tions generally must begin
by age 70. There is an excep-
tion to the early withdrawal
penalty tax if you become
disabled and a $10,000
exemption for first time

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

home buyers. A
tributions to bot
IRA's are limited
($3,500 if over age
year 2004. Contr
both traditional
IRA's can be ma
prior tax year
tional IRA receive
tax deduction. F(
if you earn $30,0(
and contribute $

the equipment i
license laws of Fl
ensuring the prote
State Road
#81, #277, #286,
#2, #276, #73, #7
County Road #1
#185, #173, #6
#167, #177, #2
#165A, #162, #1
#271, #276, #280
Snow Hill Road.

Gulf County Sheriff's R4

March 21: Robert
Shannon Webb, w/m, 28,
Wewahitchka, violation pro-
bation; Ramon Deltran
Flores, h/m, 19,
Blountstown, DUI; Joshua
John Yeager, w/m, 22,
Wewahitchka, sexual bat-
March 22: Mark Louis
Slater, w/m, 33, Port St. Joe,
VOP-Felony DWLSR; Jason
Strimel, w/m, 21,
Wewahitchka, DWLSR;
Robert Shanno Webb,- w/m,
28, Wewahitchka, giving
false info to LEO.
March 25: James C.
Gunter, w/m, 45, Port St.
Joe, DUI, possession con-
trolled substance; Micheal,
Edward Hartley, w/m, 41,
Wewahitchka, possession
March 26: Parker E.

Cutchin, w/I
Wewahitchka, D1
Nobles, b/f

annual con- traditional IRA, your taxable
h types of income is reduced to
to $3,000 $27,000. All gains on this
S50) for tax account are tax-deferred.
ibutions for This means you do not have
and Roth to pay taxes on the gains
ide for the each year. However, when
until April you begin withdrawals, the
entire amount withdrawn is
taxed as ordinary income.
to a tradi- Contributions to a Roth IRA
5 a current do not receive a current tax
or example, deduction. However, all
00 per year gains are tax-free. Therefore,
3,000 to a if you contribute $3,000 to a
Roth IRA and it ultimately
Grows to $8,000, there are no
taxes on any of the money
when withdrawn.
Are you eligible to make
an IRA contribution? The
answer to this question is
different for a traditional and
tS a Roth IRA. The exact rules
ts for deductibility of contribu-
tions are beyond the scope of
this article, but a brief
and driver overview follows. If you file a
orida while joint return and neither
action of all spouse participates in an
employer sponsored retire-
#10, #71, ment plan, you will most
#273, #79, likely be able to establish a
7 and #69; traditional IRA and receive a
69, #164, current tax deduction. If
9A, #165, both you and your spouse
84, #279, are participants of a compa-
9, # ny sponsored retirement
plan, then the tax deductibil-
#177A and ity of your contribution
begins to be reduced at an
income of $65,000 and is
eport completely eliminated at
po t $75,000 (tax year 2004 fig-
ures are used for this arti-
n, 23, cle). You can still make con-
UI; Emma tributions to an IRA, and
earnings are tax-deferred,
but no current tax deduction
sale of is granted. Regulations

cocaine, possession cocaine,
possession marijuana,
aggravated assault; Robert
James Williams, b/m, 19,
Wewahitchka, possession
March 27: Stephanie
Marie Alderman, w/f, 23,
Wewahitchka, FTA-Marion
County; Randolph Bertrand,
b/m, 25, Panama City,
March 28: Robert Allen
Cooper, w/m, 40,
Apalachicola, loitering and

regarding Roth IRA's are c
little more lenient. Even i
you and your spouse ar
participants in an employee:
sponsored retirement plan, -
full contribution can b(
made up to an adjusted
gross income of $150,00(
and individual filers with ar
adjusted gross income o
$95,000. Roth contribution
limits are reduced to zero foi
singles earning $110,000
and joint filers earning
You may now be asking
which one is best for me? T(
answer this question, yot
need to take into consider
tion your current tax brack
et, your anticipated ta2
bracket when you retire, anc
.the anticipated earnings or
your investments. As a gen-
eral rule, the longer you hav(
until retirement and the
greater your anticipate
earnings, the more beneficia
a Roth IRA will be. General)
speaking, if you are closer t(
retirement and have a rela-
tive high income, then a tra-
ditional IRA would be o
greatest benefit. However, ii
is important to consult youi
tax advisor or financial.plan-
ner to determine which type
of IRA will benefit you the
Aaron Farnsley is e
Certified Financial Plannei
and has a MBA from Floride
State University. For, ques-
tions regarding this article
or suggestions for topics o:
future articles please e-mai
Aaron ,Farnsley al
Aaron. Far4fsley@Farnsley. cc
m or call him at 653-3233.

Paving on SR 300

in Franklin County

The Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT)
recently awarded a-"fast
response" maintenance con-
tract to C. W. Roberts
Contracting to mill and
resurface a section of SR
300 from Gulf Beach high-
way to the pavement change
at the St. George Island
bridge in Franklin County.

Work is scheduled tc
begin Monday, March 2E
and extend for two-weeks.
Motorists can expect inter-
mittent lane closures and are
'reminded to ,use caution
while traveling through the
work zone.

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- one Survivor's Story

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
It was purely by accident
that Sandy Lieberman first
discovered her colon cancer.
With Relay for Life rapid-
ly approaching in May, and
the conclusion of March, also
colon cancer awareness
month, she graciously decid-
ed to share her story.
With a background in
sales and marketing, the
executive director of the Gulf
County Senior Citizens and
Community Center, laughed
and said, "Nobody's ever
been able to keep my mouth
Her reason for speaking
out about her experiences,
among others, is to encour-
age folks to get screened and
remove the stigmas associat-
ed with cancer, particularly
colon cancer.
"People don't want to
talk about that part of their
bodies," Lieberman said.
Early in the summer of
2002, Lieberman was suffer-
ing the symptoms of gastroe-
sophageal reflux disease, or
Contending with indiges-

lower tract. Unfortunately,
they could not tell her of
their suspicions until the tis-
sue sample was sent to the
lab and tested for malignan-
Lieberman knew all too
well the feeling of waiting for
the results of such a lab test..
'"The only thing worse
than being given your cancer
diagnosis is getting your sec-
ond cancer diagnosis,"
Lieberman lamented.
In 1990, Lieberman was
diagnosed with breast cancer
and underwent a full mas-
After 12 years of follow-
ing protocol, maintaining a
healthy lifestyle and recover-
ing from the emotional dis-
tress of one cancer diagnosis
and losing a' breast,
Lieberman said she felt she
had met her end.
"The other shoe had
dropped," she said. "I
thought to myself, This is
Her treatment consisted
of a portable chemotherapy
pack with which she received
injections of chemotherapy
every three minutes for 90

Sandy Lieberman, a two-time survivor of colon and breast
cancer, shares her story in hopes that she can open dialogue
and remove stigmas associated with all types of cancer.

tion and insomnia, days. She also received radi-
Lieberman met with doctors ation therapy five days a.
to undergo an upper gas- week for 120 days.
trointestinal (UGI) series of Though she said her
tests. treatment was a grueling
Since her husband of 25 experience, Lieberman said
years was also a specialist in she was fortunate enough
GI laboratories, he made not to have to undergo.
sure his wife was under the surgery as part of her colon
care of the best doctors, who cancer treatment.
also opted to perform a lower Her fears of undergoing
GI, which, by chance, they surgery, considering her his-
actually performed first. tory with breast cancer, were
The specialists,. trained understood. Lieberman's
to recognize cancerous family history was haunted
lesions, suddenly became by colon cancer as well.
very quiet in the middle of Her grandfather was
the exam. diagnosed with colon cancer
"I instinctively knew in his late 50s and under-
something was wrong went a colostomy. However,
because they should have as Lieberman said, he was
been talking to me, especial- fortunate to have been grant-
ly since they were pals," ed 20 more years following
Lieberman recounted, his diagnosis.
In the lower GI exam, her "I'm a living, breathing
doctors found a lesion on-the example of how screening

can save your life,"
Lieberman said.
'The procedure is sim-
ple,'it's easy and it's afford-
able, but the fact is that it
saves lives."
According to the
American Cancer Society, an
estimated 145,290 Amer-
icans will be diagnosed with
colorectal cancer (commonly
called colon cancer) and
56,290 fill die of the dis-
This number could be
cut in half if Americans fol-
lowed the Society's testing
recommendations begin
screenings at the age of 50.
When detected early,
colon cancer has a 90 per-
cent survival rate.
"If we can increase
awareness and compliance
to the level we've done the
Pap test and the mammo-
gram, we will have a tremen-
dous opportunity to save
thousands of lives through
prevention and early detec-
tion," said Stephen F. Sener,
M.D. and national volunteer
president of the American
Cancer Society.
According the ACS, sev-
eral potential factors may
contribute to low testing
rates for colon cancer.
One common myth is
that only people with a fami-
ly history need to be con-
cerned about colon cancer:
W\\ile it is true that those
\\who have a family history of
the disease are at an
increased risk, the majority
of cases occur in people
whose only risk factor is
their age. which is why ACS
recommends testing at age
Another perpetuated
myth is that colon cancer is a
"man's disease" and women
should not be concerned
with testing. According to
ACS. colon cancer kills more
women than ovarian, uterine
and cervical cancers com-
Though many may
believe testing is only a
necessity when symptoms
arise, this is often a sign that
the disease has.progressed
into more advanced stages.,
Lieberman said her
colon cancer diagnosis and
surni\al undoubtedly 'gave
her a different outlook on
l if e -I
"Ml life was instantly
prioritized." she said. "I
became more introspective,
much more spiritual."
To those who are diag-
nosed with colon or any form
of cancer, Lieberman offers
several points of advice as a
twice survivor.
The Internet, though
offering a plethora of
resources, must be used
with caution. From medical
and caregiver websites to
message boards and chat
rooms, anything you want.to
know about colon cancer is
on the Internet, she said.
Maintaining an open dia-
logue with your doctor is also
critical to successful treat-
"If you think of some-
thing after you leave your
doctor's office, write it
down," she encouraged.
Lieberman also credits a
supportive network of family,
friends, spiritual advisors
arid wellness coaches to her
safe and healthy recovery.
"Cancer does not have to
be a death sentence any-
more," Lieberman conclud-
Continuing on her cru-
sade of raising awareness,
Lieberman said she plans to
participate in the survivors
walk at Relay for Life on May

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Nature's Perfect Foods to Remain Open

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
The health conscious
can breathe a collective sigh
of relief.
Nature's Perfect Foods
is here to stay.
After officially announc-
ing that he was going out of
business just two weeks
ago, owner Mike Grabareck
found "a great fit" buyer.

Diana Duran, a former
nutritional consultant and
resident of St. Joe Beach,
will officially take the reins
of the health food store on
Friday, April 1.
Grabarek said in just
spending three hours with
Duran, he knew she would
be the perfect owner to take
over the business he and his
wife worked to nourish in

this community.
Duran, a native of
Southern California, said
she first indulged in healthy
eating as a young child with
her grandmother, who "ate
yogurt when it wasn't cool"
and her father, a pilot for
United Airlines, who always
had to undergo thorough
Duran credits a two-

year stint in Paris as anoth-
er influence on her passion
for good nutrition.
This vibrant and indus-
trious woman, currently a
substitute language arts
teacher at Port St. Joe High
School, said she will finish
her obligations to the school
and her students before she
begins exterior renovations
of Nature's Perfect Foods

Applying Fungicides

by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Using the right amount
of the right fungicide is
essential for effective plant
disease control. But, that's
only half the battle! You
must also know when to
apply the selected materials.
Unfortunately, garden hob-
byists may find timing to be
as confusing as chemical
Fungicides work by pre-

venting plant disease. They
serve as shields against
infection, not cures. These
chemicals can't save plants
that are already infected.
They can only limit the
spread of a disease to a
healthy plant. So, it's very
important to begin a fungici-
dal spray program at the
first sign of attack or, better
yet, even before you notice
any symptoms at all.
When you notice the

first signs of fungus disease,
usually leaf sports or blight,
you can be fairly sure that
the affected plants have
been infected for at least
three days, and perhaps as
long as two weeks.
Symptoms of bacterial leaf
spots and downy mildews
usually appear three to 10
days after infection. Other
leaf diseases have incuba-
tion periods of seven to 10
days, in some cases as long


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as 10 to 14 days.
Generally, the longer the
incubation period, the slow-
er a disease spreads, and
the more easily it can be
controlled. Obviously then,
diseases that have short
incubation periods, such as
bacterial blights, and downy
mildews are the most diffi-
cult to control.
Other variables, such as
weather conditions, cultural
control, fungicide toxicity,
and spray application tech-
niques also will have some
effect on your attempts to
control a disease. But, the
one factor that will have the
most influence is the time at
which you begin your spray
program. As I have said, the
earlier you begin, the more
successful you will be.
So, you should always
inspect your plants carefully
and frequently, and begin
spraying at the first sign of
infection. It may seem that
extensive disease symptoms
develop overnight. However,
a few spots always appear
on the leaves before a sud-
den explosion of symptoms.
And, you should remain
alert for these early warn-
ings. Also, if you know from
past experience that a dis-
ease problem is likely to
develop, you should begin a
spray program before you
see any symptoms at all.
Then, continue spraying at
the intervals suggested on
the product label.
If disease symptoms
that have appeared seem to
get worse after you've
sprayed, don't get discour-
aged. Remember that fungi-
cides can only prevent not
cure- an infection. So, a
disease may continue to
produce symptoms for some
time after spraying.
However, you should notice
a slowdown in symptom
development within about
10 days following applica-
tion of a fungicide.
As I have said, you
should begin control mea-
sures at the first sign of
infection. However, if you
don't begin spraying until a
disease has spread quite a
bit, you should use the most
effective material you can
find, and apply it at the
highest rate allowed on the
product label. Also, shorten
the interval between sprays
as much as the label recom-
mends, and water the plants
only when necessary.

Market and Cafe.
Her European taste will
influence the exterior design
- bistro tables for outside
dining, window boxes and a
fresh fruit and vegetables
cart and products she
plans to carry in the future.
"When you're working in
an environment where
you're helping to improve
people's lives, you feel bet-
ter, too," Duran said.
Grabarek agreed, and
added that after his
announcement to his loyal

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for clean water in Florida.
The Bush administration in
Washington has a plan to
allow publicly-owned
sewage treatment plants to
dump untreated sewage in
our waters anytime it rains,
which would be disastrous
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Congressman Allen
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him and ask others to do the
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customers that the store
would remain open, he'd
never had people so happy
to pay full price again.
"People aren't coming
here for the low prices," he
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that customers have here is
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Duran said a grand
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the Editor ...

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Dear Editor:
To the people who called
the employees of Gulf Pines
Hospital "fools and or stu-
pid" for remaining after the
administrator and others
had left on March 18.
I say the word is
Dedication: to the people of
Gulf County who needed
and deserved health care as
long as possible.
As of March 28, we have
not been paid for the pay
period ending Feb. 23 while
under the leadership of
Rainmaker Financial.
The hospital remains
closed and no personal con-
tact has been made con-
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the opening or hiring of staff
by this company until I
talked to Mrs. Register on
March 16. No clear answers
were given then or now.
I applaud the skeleton
crew of long time employees
for their dedication, Dr.
Ivers, the P.A.s for their sup-
port and care of the
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Port St. Joe Sharks Streak at 10

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
It was indeed a classic
for Port St. Joe.
A four-run sixth-inning

explosion to clinch one win.
A five-inning no-hitter
interrupted by rain. A one-
hit shutout of an Alabama
large-school power.

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Shin Taunton, 2005 Ladies Champion

Ladies Golf Champions

by Iris McDougald
St. Joseph Bay Country
Club Ladies Golf
Association held its 2005
Championship Tournament
on March 23 and 24.
The latest champion is
Shin Taunton with a low
gross of 176 (89 and 87))
for two days of play.
Congratulations, Shin.
The 2005 Handicap
Champion is Gwen
Spillman with a net of 145
for the two days.
The Putting Champion
for the year is Norma
Allgood with only 62 putts
for two days' play.
We congratulate all the
participants in this year's
The First Flight win-
ners are:
1st: Norma Allgood (net
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3r.d Pat Gearharrt (net
Second Flight winners
1st: Alice Thomas (net

2nd: Trudy Strand (net
3rd: Glenda Rosasco
(net 166)
Third Flight winners
1st: Geri McCarthy
2nd: Barb McQuinn
The Senior Division
played only one day and
those winners are:
Senior Champion:
Helen Quackenbush (net
1st Low Net: Connie
Wensel (net 80)
Breakfast was served
on the first morning of play
and lunch was served after
the second day of play
when winners were
T he lK adfes;-- ,had- two
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The Shark Spring
Classic was exactly that for
Port St. Joe (10-2) as it ran
its winning streak to 10
and prevailed as the ulti-
mate victor over a weekend
dotted by raindrops.
The first day's action
on Thursday ended with
Port St. Joe, behind a four-
run sixth inning, downing
P.K. Yonge out of
Kenny McFarland and
Josh Daily had the key hits
during the rally, driving in
two runs apiece as the.
Sharks erased a 5-2 deficit
en route to a 6-5 victory.
Bart Lowry raised his
record to 4-0 with six
innings of work. He gave up
six hits, walked five and
struck out eight while
allowing five runs, three
Travis Burge earned
his first save of the season
by pitching a scoreless sev-
enth inning, striking out

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Fielding miscues again
undid the Port St. Joe Lady
Sharks as they fell 6-1 last
Thursday at Vernon.
The Lady Sharks com-
mitted three errors in both
the third and sixth innings,
the same innings in which
Vernon scored all six of its
In all, the Lady Sharks
committed 10 fielding mis-
Heather Henderson
pitched the entire game for
the Lady' Sharks, surren-
dering just three hits and
striking out three while
walking one batter.
She allowed no earne-d

McFarland was 1 for 3
with two RBI and Dailey
was 1 for 2 with two RBI.
Randall Johnson
tripled in a run and Burge
drove in a run with a single
in three at-bats.
Justin McCroan was 2
for 3.
On Friday night, the
Sharks did not take the
field until well after the 7
p.m. scheduled start due to
rain, but Burge (4-0)
shrugged the delay aside
and pitched a complete-
game one-hitter against Lee
(Ala.) High School.
The senior southpaw
struck out nine and walked
one in the 7-0 victory.
The Sharks exploded
for six runs in the fourth
inning to break the game
open. Lowry provided the
key hit, a two-run single.
The Sharks also bene-
fitted from two. Lee errors.
McCroan was 2 for 3
with an RBI; Lowry was 1
for 2 with two RBI; and

"She pitched well
enough to win," said Coach
Martin Adkison. "We had
too many errors."
He added that the team
will continue to stress fun-
damentals, in the hopes of
reducing the number of
errors in the field, and in
turn enhancing competi-
tiveness, by the time dis-
trict tournament play
arrives in May.
Brittany Miller and
Henderson were both 1 for
3 for the Lady Sharks. Kate
Shoaf was 1 for 2 and drove
in the Lady Sharks' only
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Jordan Todd was 2 for 3
with an RBI.
The rain let up on
Saturday long enough for
sophomore Justin
Henderson to twirl a five-
inning i 1-0 no-hitter
against Tallahassee Florida
High, the second time in a
week the Sharks had top-
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permission forms will be
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from March 24 to April 6.
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7th or 8th grade to try out

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obtaining a copy from the
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Gators Up Record to 7-3

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Timely hitting was crit-
ical for the Wewahitchka

Gators last week as they
won two slugfests in three

Lady Gators
Lose First of

The Season
A trip to Springfield
Rutherford last week ended
the 10-game winning
streak with which the Lady
Gators of Wewahitchka
began the season.
Wewa fell 4-1, with
Samantha Green tagged for
the loss.
Jill Pippin was 2 for 2
with a double and Hanna
Price 2 for 3 with double.
.,\ Brandi .Sasserr hadra.
double and Summer Grice,
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Gator Bass Tournament

On Tap For April 30
The second annual
Gator Bass Classic' is
scheduled for Saturday,
April 30.
A The event, which bene-
fits sports programs at
Wewahitchka High School,
will be held at the White
City boat landing.
The major sponsor of
the event is Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative, which
will guarantee $2,000 to
the first-place winner.
Roughly 40 boats com-
peted in the event last year.
Students from
Wewahitchka High School
coordinate the tournament
and do the leg work on
tourney day.
Entry fee is $100 per
boat and thesis a buddy
For more information
contact Coach Charlie
Winchester at 639-2228.

A four-run seventh-
inning rally was the differ-
ence in an 8-7 victory

A six-run second
inning proved crucial to a
9-6 victory over P.K. Yonge
out of Gainesville last

against Taylor (Ky.) County Friday.
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the week, the first two a
part of the Shark Spring
Classic in Port St. Joe, the
Gators pounded out 22 hits
and scored 19 runs.
The Gators (now 7-3
overall) trailed Taylor
County 7-4 as they came to
the plate in the last of the
seventh inning.
But with two on, Tyler
Bush delivered a two-run
double and. later in the
inning Ryan Rainie provid-
ed the game-winner, anoth-
er two-run double.
Justin Suber drove in
two runs with a double in
the fifth and Bush also
drove in a run in the
Brandon Skipper start-
ed on the mound and
pitched 3 2/3 innings
before giving way to Steven
Peak (1-1) went 3 1/3
for the win.
Rainie was also central
to the big second inning
rally against P.K. Yonge, in
the Gators' second game of
the Shark Spring Classic.
Rainie doubled and
singled in the game, driving
in three rtins.
Suber had a pair of sin-
gles and Strange and
Skipper doubled.
Strange (1-0) went the
distaiice on the mound,
striking out seven.
The Gators opened the
Classic against Lee High
School out of Huntsville,
Ala., falling 9-2.
Johnny Jones (3-2)
started and went 5 1/3

before Dee Baker took over
and finished up.
Bush had two singles
and two RBI to pace the
Gator attack.
Peak had three singles,
Skipper doubled and Jones
and Rainie both added sin-

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14A The Star, Port St. Joe, I-L Ihursday, Marcn o LVzu.

Salzer Competes in Florida Junior Miss

by Blair Shiver "Be Your Best Self' motto: ,. i i
Star Staff Writer Live by moral princi- A I : e
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The youth of Gulf
County continue to proudly
represent their community,
shining at the state level.
Port St. Joe High senior
Anna Salzer traveled to
Tallahassee on March 16 -
21 to prepare for and com-
pete in Florida's Junior Miss
scholarship program.
Though she did not take
home the crown, Salzer won
the scholastic competition
with the highest GPA 4.28
on a weighted scale and
standardized test scores.
Salzer also won the
essay content in which she
wrote a composition centered
around the Junior Miss
motto "Be Your Best Self."
"It was what Juiior Miss
is all about," Salzer said.
According to the
America's Junior Miss web-
site, the "Be Your Best Self'
program was adopted by the
organization in 1987 as an
endeavor through which
Junior Misses incorporate a
positive, personal approach
into working with young peo-
ple to encourage self-esteem.
Salzer's winning essay,
she said, described how to
live by seven elements of the

Get a good education
Stay fit.
Proper nutrition
Community service
Setting goals
Working to reach these
Salzer described her five-
day experience in
Tallahassee as one of sup-
port, self-learning and
The ten competitors who
came to Tallahassee from
across the state of Florida
lived with host families while
participating the program.
Florida's Junior Miss
and the first runner-up were
both Salzer's roommates in
their hostess's home, the
mother of a former Junior
In between practicing
the fitness routines, rehears-
ing for the opening perfor-
mance and sitting for profes-
sional portraits, Salzer said
one of the highlights of the
weekend was throwing the
opening pitch in FSU's first
conference game of the sea-
son against Virginia Tech.
For the Gulf County
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Salzer performed a skit
about not being able to sing
or dance. The basic premise,
as she explained it in an
interview, was that her spe-
cialty was academics and
she did not realI\ have a tal-
ent of sorts.
For the state competi-
tion. instead of starring as
the solo performer in the
skit. Salzer put on the skit
with a puppet named
Jennifer. who like her opera-
tor, could neither sing or

"I got a lot of compli-
ments on my puppet, but I
guess the judges didn't really
like it as' much," Salzer
After graduation, Salzer
will head to Gainesville in
August to attend the
University of Florida.
She will apply her
$1,300 college scholarship
she won in the Gulf County
competition to studying pre-

"I want to do something
in medical research," Salzer
Of her overall experience
in the Junior Miss program,
Salzer said she really learned
a lot about herself.
"It was really about the
support of the other girls,'
she said. "While we're all
competing for the same thing
and working toward the
same goal, we really support-
ed each other."
Salzer serves as the

Football Coach

Jordan spent eight years at
the school, coaching football
and baseball.
"I think the timing was
right for me personally."
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in place to build a great" pro-
"I want to mold them
into better players and better
people.. I think you can \in
down Here. This was my shot
at it."
The fact that Jordan was
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and the district, with the
kids that come through the
program, with a recent histo-
ry which now includes three
coaches in four years, helped
seal' the deal 'at least from
the standpoint of"'tlie bcom-i
mittee arid Wilder.
"He's the best fit because
he could come in and have
empathy for the program,"
Wilder said. "I put no pres-
sure on him to win immedi-
ately. The biggest thing is
"Consistency with disci-
pline. Consistency with fol-
lowing the rules. Consistency
with working with others, the
staff. Consistency with
Jordan will also move his
family, a wife and two chil-
dren, to the community,
which was also of paramount
importance to Wilder and the
For Jordan, one tour of
the Wewahitchka facilities,
the new weight room and
field house, convinced of him
of the commitment to build-
ing a better program.
"They have a weight
facility that is second to none
in (Class) 1A football,"
Jordan said. 'The commit-
ment is there to win. That is
He noted that four years
ago, under head coach
Bobby Johns, Blountstown
had one player who could
bench over 300 pounds and
the team was generally
pushed around and finished
Last year, en route to the
state title game, Blountstown
had 16 players who could
bench press 300 pounds.

'There is no magic for-
mula" to winning, Jordan
said. 'There is a lot of work,
effort, sweat and tears that
goes into it."
Wilder said, "I like the
fal.'t'~it'tie':Sbeen a su.cePss-
ful assistant coach. He's
worked his way up the lad-
der. He's proven himself."
Jordan said he will
switch sides of the line of
scrimmage, helming the
offense and putting someone
else in charge of the Gator
He said he prefers a mul-
tiple-formation offense, gen-
erally featuring two backs,
with the Wing-T and three-
receiver sets thrown in to
keep the defense off balance.
Defensively, he prefers a
base 4-3 defense, the same
employed last year at
Add to the mix that
Jordan does not shortchange
the classroom evidenced by
his selection, by his peers, as
Teacher of the Year at
Blountstown High.

Student Government
Association President, is a
Keyette, in the National
Honor Society, serves on the
Senior Executive Board and
was voted Miss Port St. Joe
High School by her senior
This shining example of
Gulf County's outstanding
youth is staying in touch
with her Junior Miss friends
via e-mail, continuing to
leave an impression across
the state.

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He taught a variety of
classes, including physical
education, personal fitness
and weight training.
"I take pride in doing
g9 d classroom Work; too,"
Jordan said. "One of the
things I'll stress with the
players is that they do the
right things in the cTass-
Wilder said Jordan will
begin work next week -
pending School Board
approval in order to have a
couple of months to become
familiar with the landscape,
the coaches and to allow
Jordan input as to who he
wants to work with on the
"We want somebody who
can come in and move into
the community and be here
four or five years to build a
program," Gas"in said. "He
knows the kids, he knows
where we've been. I think
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Gulf County Chamber Celebrates 69 Years

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Are they coming or
At the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce's
69th Annual Membership
Meeting and Awards Dinner,
most chamber directors and
board members did not know
whether they were coming or
Succeeding himself, Mel

Magidson will reassume the
president's position. Loretta
Costin will remain vice presi-
dent, Jack Kerigan, unable
to attend, will remain secre-
tary and Hiram Nix will take
on the duties of treasurer.
New board members
Patti Blaylock and Andy
Smith joined current board
member Jim Norton in
accepting their ritual gold
dollars from historian George

Paul Gant received the Lifetime Achievement Award from
Chamber president Mel Magidson at the Annual Membership
Meeting and Awards Banquet.

The Gant family not only
served a delicious meal for
attendees, but applauded
with the crowd as board
member Paul Gant was pre-
sented with the "Lifetime
Achievement Award."
"He is a man of great
character with incredible
leadership skills, though he
often works behind the
scenes because he likes it
that way," Magidson said.
Magidson was recog-
nized as the member of the
year for his continued efforts
within the realms of the
Chamber of Commerce as
well as his dedication to his
Costin remarked that
one of Magidson's terms of
marriage with his wife was
that he would be able to live
in Port St. Joe.
Vice president Costin
presented Bob and Delores
Windolf of Windolf
Construction with the "Small
Business of the Year Award."
In time of extraordinary
'growth in Gulf County, when
many contractors and com-
panies shy away from
restoration projects for new
construction, Windolf
Construction prides itself as
the "restoration company,"
according to Costin.

Wewahitchka Commission Puts Stop to

Septic Tank Dumping at Sewer Plant

by Tim Croft
Star New Editor
Enough with the sludge.
Wewahitchka city com-
missioners put an end to
septic tank dumping at the
city sewer plant, effective
immediately, because the
plant can no longer handle
the amount of sludge pro-
duced by such dumping.
During their regular bi-
monthly meeting on Monday,
commissioners decided to
notify local septic tank
pumping companies that the
city plant will no longer
accept their loads.',
"We just can't handle the
amount of sludge," said city
inanager Don Minchew.
In other action taken
during Monday's meeting:
Commissioners dis-
cussed the project to remod-
el the community center,
deciding to advertise for sep-
arate bids for the materials

and the actual construction
The St. Joe Co. donated
$50,000 to the city to under-
take the remodeling, which
will provide a new brick and
mortar outer shell to the cen-
ter and, depending on the
city's frugality and bids, pro-
viding equipment for the
Commissioners reviewed
the first rendering of the pro-
ject from the city's architect
and decided a course of
"We are going to proba-
bly go out for bid on the
bricks and mortar and
another, bid for the work
itself," Minchew said.
Commissioners voted
to return the Commission's
meeting times to 6:30 p.m.
CT effective April 1.
The city commission had
been meeting at 6 p.m. CT.
After discussions on

the progress of the project to
rehabilitate lift stations Nos.
7 and 9, commissioners
determined the project is not
yet ready to go out for bids.
SThe new dock at Lake
Alice Park has been complet-
ed. The dock, which was paid
for with state parks and
recreation grant funds,
extends roughly 15-20 feet
out over the water, replacing
the previous dock which
never left the shoreline.
Commissioners and
city staff presented ,a plaque
and gifts to Jerri Linton, who
is retiring after nearly seven
years as the city clerk.
Commissioners were
given and asked to complete
a survey from the county
Health Department pertain-
ing to the new facility to be
built on Hwy. 22 in

Port St. Joe historian George Core (I) gave a brief history of the community before present-
ing ritual gold dollars to the incoming directors, I-r, Jim Norton, Patti Blaylock and Andy Smith.

Costin said the Chamber
was proud to recognize a
company that had worked to
restore so many buildings in
the downtown area.
Windolf Construction's
commitment to the commu-
nity is also evidenced in their
selfless donation of design
and construction of the but-
terfly garden at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
This tidbit of information
was the perfect segue into
the evening's keynote speak-
er, Dr. Ed Wright, dean of
students at FSU's Panama
City campus.
Wright addressed the
issue of public education as
an investment in human

Recounting a personal
experience after the estab-
lishment of the electrical
engineering program at FSU
Panama City, Wright dis-
.cussed the experience of the
program's first graduate a
single, mom with four chil-
dren, living with her parents
and supplementing her wel-
fare check by teaching baton
"On the day she graduat-
ed, her life changed as well
as the life of the community,"
Wright said.
Also addressing the chal-
lenges faced by teachers in
public education, relaying
personal encounters with

instructors who had been
forced to become disciplinar-
ians instead of educators,
Wright challenged the Gulf
County business community
to work to re-establish teach-
ing positions as those of
authority and respect.
Training, hiring and
retaining a high caliber
group of teachers, he said, is
something at which the busi-
ness community should take
a long, hard look.
"Just as we get aggravat-
ed and activated about
height restrictions on the
beach, we need to payr the
same attention to this mat-
ter," Wright concluded.

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Gulf County Supports Our Troops to Prepare First Care Packages

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
From a mother's wish to
keep -her son cool in the
desert heat, the Gulf County
Supports Our Troops organi-
zation was born.
With. her son, Lance
Corporal Nathan Parker, sta-
tioned in Haswah, Iraq,
Christine Parker contacted
Cramer, the manufacturers
of Stay Cool Sports Towels,
made of a soft material that
absorbs sweat five times
faster than cotton. The tow-
els are favored by athletes
because they stay cool after
When Cramer donated

enough towels for Parker's
entire platoon, Christine
Parker approached the Gulf
County Republican Party for
help in packaging and mail-
ing the towels at Christmas
Chaired by Sara Ross,
the Gulf County Supports
Our Troops is a spin off from
Parker's work with the
Republican Party.
With a display and drop
box at the Port St. Joe Piggly
Wiggly, the organization is
collecting items to send to
soldiers stationed in Iraq and
Afghanistan, who are from
Gulf County or have a con-
nection to the area.

Ross encouraged Gulf
County residents to donate
small, travel size items that
can be carried in a backpack,
such as disposable razors,
shampoo, toothpaste,
deodorant, sunblock and
soap, and non-perishable
food items such as powdered
Gatorade, hard candy, nuts,
trail mix, breakfast bars,
instant soup and chewing
Monetary donations to
defer shipping costs and
children's artwork and let-
ters of support are also
greatly encouraged.
Ross has currently col-
lected the names and mili-

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the international units main-
ly serve the U.S. in a support
Parker was nonetheless
grateful for the assistance.
"We can always use the
help," he said.
The most significant
partnership in Iraq is the one
now being forged between
U.S. troops and the Iraqi
police, who will be charged
with defending the new Iraq.
"One day, they will have
to take over," said Parker of
the Iraqi forces.
Parker noted that U.S.
troops are teaching the Iraqis
"what they should be doing,"
-,and chose his words careful-
ly when describing the com-
petence of his Iraqi counter-
Some, he said, like for-
mer members of the old
Republican Guard, Saddam
Hussein's personal guard,
who have reentered the
police force, are very disci-
plined and very good.
Others are "not quite up
to par."
SParker said that many in
the police force are inexperi-
enced men who seized the
opportunity to enter a job
with tremendous growth
"They were getting in on
the ground floor. They'll be
promoted real fast," said
Parker. who sympathizes
with the young guards trying
to support themselves and
their families in their rapidly

changing country.
"These guys will be the
new leaders of Iraq," Parker
A Respite from War
For the first five months
in Haswah, Parker made his
home under a bridge, guard-
ed by a row of wire mesh
baskets filled, with sand.
Another campsite was little
more than "a net and some
Last week, Parker traded
the shelter of a mosquito net
for the warm comforts of

His parents, Larry and
Christine Parker, moved to
Port St. Joe while he was
deployed, and the former
Navy brat took in the sights
of yet another hometown.
While in Port St. Joe,
Parker graciously accommo-
dated those interested in
hearing his story, conducting
a mini speaking tour with
stops at the Gulf County
Republican Party, the
County Commission meeting
and the high school, where
the young Marine was quite
a hit with the 16-and-under

tary addresses of 20 soldiers.
Because of the increased
terror threat, the military will
not provide soldiers'
addresses, which can only be
given by family members.
With some help from a
dedicated Girl Scout troop,
the organization will send
the first round of care pack-
ages to Iraq and Afghanistan
in early April.
For more information on
Gulf County Supports Our
Troops, or to add a name to
the list of currently deployed
military personnel, contact
Sara Ross at 227-2590 or

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On March 28; if was
back to North Carolina's
Camp Lejeune, where he will
receive additional training,
and then back overseas this
summer, with a likely desti-
nation of Iraq or
That is "barring some
other natural disaster,"
Parker said with a grin last
Thursday, before embarking
on another important mis-
sion to find out what exact-
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Mexico Beach Welcomes New Art Exhibit

The art gallery at the
Mexico' Beach Welcome
Center celebrates the begin-
ning of the spring season
with a fresh new exhibit of
recent works by Chris
Merriam. Merriam, an artist

who was born and raised in
Panama City, now lives and
works in the laid-back east
Bay County community over-
looking the tip of Cape San
Blas. And while the sunny
beachside village .provides

inspiration for many. of
Merriam's paintings of cot-
tages and landscapes, the
exhibit also includes a series
of works depicting funky
chairs that reflect the artist's
interest in how everyday

objects can become fascinat-
ing tasty food for contempla-
tion. Although he declines
from verbally interpreting his
art for others, he hopes the
imagery will evoke a
response from the viewer.

Certainly, his sun drenched
paintings of the Mexico
Beach environs beg a sense
of dejaveaux from summer's
past and his off-kilter chairs
can't help but elicit a smile.
Merriam's career in the
arts was essentially
launched when, at the age of
18, one of his paintings won
a congressional art show and
was exhibited at the White
House. Shortly after, the
respected Pratt Institute
sponsored him in a. project
with other talented young
artists. He went on to
receive a fine arts degree
from the University of West
Florida and has since devel-
oped a viable business that
allows him to create art every
day. When he is not paint-
ing, he is immersed in his
full service graphic design
studio specializing in web
site design and printed pub-
lications. He especially
enjoys working with other
artists in building their web
sites and marketing materi-

als. His own web site,
www.merriamdesign.com is
a good example of the cre-
ative energy that keeps his
clients coming back for
A reception to "meet the
artist" will be held at the wel-
come center on Thursday,
March 31st from 5:00 7:00
PM (Central Time)
The welcome center
gallery, located at the
entrance to Mexico Beach's
Canal Park, is open from 9.
am to 4 pm (C.T.), Monday
through Friday. Merriam's
paintings will be on exhibit
through May 6th. The
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council spon-
sors the gallery which fea-
tures the works of artists
associated with the Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts. For
additional information, call
the welcome center at 648-

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researchers have discovered
that despite the placid sea
cows' huge size, their bones
are actually as brittle as
some porcelain plates. That
may make them even more
vulnerable than anyone
thought to be suffering life-
threatening injuries in a col-
Boat strikes are the lead-
ing cause of manatee deaths
in Florida, but until now sci-
entists haven't understood
the mechanics of what hap-
pens to the endangered
marine mammals when
those deadly accidents
occur. The surprising finding
could ultimately change pub-
lic policy for the manage-
ment of Florida's waterways,
said Roger Reep, Ph.D., a
professor in the UF College of
Veterinary Medicine's physi-
ological sciences, depart-
"When you pick up a
manatee rib, it's much
denser than a cow bone or a,
human bone," Reep said.
"Most people would think
these ribs would be really
strong, as they're so heavy.
But in fact they behave like a
ceramic material. We feel this
information will contribute
.significantly to our under-
standing of manatee-boating
interactions,, and will be crit-
ical in establishing boat
speed zones 'adequate" to
minimize the chance of fatal
Manatee bones have no

marrow cavity, which is why
their bones are so dense.
That density makes manatee
bones fragile and more likely
to break than most other
types, with fractures occur-
ring more or less along
straight lines as opposed to
being dispersed within the
bone, Reep said. The typical
manatee rib weighs about 2
pounds and has a higher
mineral content than other
types of bone, researchers
also found up to 70 percent
compared with 65 percent.
While the difference seems
small, it apparently trans-
lates into large changes in
mechanical properties, they
Additional findings from
the ongoing project, which
mingles veterinary physiolo-
gy and engineering expertise
in a first-ever effort to
describe the biomechanics of
impact injuries, will be pub-
lished in an upcoming issue
of the Journal of
Biomechanics. UF scientists
also will discuss the study
April 9 at the UF-sponsored
Marine Mammal Medicine
conference in Gainesville.
Using an air gun to hurl
a 2-by-4 inch board toward a
manatee bone target, and
strain gauges fo measure
load at the moment of
impact, the researches are
able to reconstruct the way
various forces are distrib-
uted through the bone.
"You can 'actually mea-
sure the amount of energy
that was propagated through
the bone just by looking at
the geometry.: 'What we're
doing is getting an idea of the
amount of energy it takes to
break a bone," said Reep,

who has teamed with Jack
Mecholsky, the study's other
principle investigator and a
professor and associate
chairman of the department
of materials science and
engineering at UF's College
of Engineering. They are
working with UF graduate
student Kari Clifton on the
project, who began the study
as part of her dissertation
research in 1998 with fund-
ing from UF's Marine
Mammal Medicine Program.
The force applied by a
boat to a manatee during
impact.depends primarily on
boat speed, but also on vari-
ables such as the size of the
boat, researchers said.
"One thing we're not
sure about yet is how much
of the force of the boat actu-
ally reaches the ribs, since
manatees don't get hit direct-
ly on the ribs, but rather on
the soft tissue covering the
ribs," Reep said. "This is an
unanswered question."
Manatees, listed as an
endangered species by the
federal government since
1967, are large, slow-swim-
ming, gentle mammals that
are entirely aquatic. Human
activities are the major
threat to their survival
through boat-related injuries
and deaths, habitat loss or
degradation, and in some
countries, hunting, accord-
ing to the U.S. Geological
Survey's Sirenia Project.
Only about 3,000 mana-
tees remain in the wild. Most
are concentrated in Florida,
but can be found in summer
months as far west as Texas
and as far north as Virginia.
West Indian manatees can
also be found in the coastal

and inland waterways of
Central America and on the
northern coast of South
Officials have document-
ed 5,329 manatee deaths in
Florida from 1974 to 2004, of
which 1,164 were attributed
to watercraft collision,
according to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission. .
The -U.S. Geological
Suryey's 2003 population
model predicted that if the
manatee mortality rate from
boating. accidents continues
to increase at the rate
observed since .1992, the sit-
uation in the Atlantic and
Southwest regions is dire,
with no chance of the mana-
tee population recovering
within the next century.
"Most concerning is the
fact that watercraft collisions
are the leading cause of
death of adult, reproductive-
age manatees," said Patti
Thompson, director of sci-
ence and conservation for,
the Maitland, Fla. based
Save the Manatee Club.
"Reducing adult manatee
mortality is the most effec-
tive method to increasing the
manatee's recovery rate, and
the reduction of watercraft-
related mortality is the most
productive and reliable
means to reduce, these
Thompson \said the UF
research 'is significant
because it could eventually
lead to better boat ntanage-
ment in the environment.
"It's a surprising out-
come. of UF's research that
their bones are much more
fragile than anyone expect-
ed," Thompson said..

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songs recorded by such
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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

die), 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.

Garden Club to

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in the music industry includ-
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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
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-

and Cake/Yard Sale
The Port St. Joe Garden
Club will hold its annual sale W welcome Home

on April 2 at the Garden
Club Center, 216 8th Street.
Stop by and purchase
plants, delicious baked
goods and yard sale items,
too. The sale will be 8:00
a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Any
items left on the tables at the
end of the sale will be auc-

Erica Hamm is proud to
announce the birth of her
daughter, Celeste Leann.
Celeste was born
January 17 at Gulf Coast
Hospital in Panama City. She
weighed five pounds, 13.8
ounces and was 18.5 inches
Maternal grandparents
are Ricky and Sally

Gomillion of Port St. Joe and
Timmy Hamm of
Wewahitchka. Great grand-
parents are Hinton and
Margie Hamm of
Paternal grandparents
are Dorothy O'Shall and the
late William O'Shall of Port
St. Joe.

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Zy'Darien Olajawon
Archie Shackelford turned
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celebrated his first birthday
that was arrarrged by his
special uncle Eugene
"Deanie" and two year old
cousin "Ce Ce" of Panama
City with lots of other family
and friends at Chuck E.
He received special
happy birthday phone calls,
and prayers from distant
family and friends of
Fayetteville, NC, where he
was born. Upon his arrival to
Port St. Joe in September
,2004 to live with his loving
grandparents, Raymond, Jr.
and Amy Rogers.
Zy'Darien, who is affec-
tionately called "Pumpkin"
was christened by Pastor
Johnny Jenkins. We are
grateful to God for the best'
birthday gift of all in restor-
ing our "Pumpkin" to good
health. He is the son of Angel
Sha c k elford MoCoy,
Raymond, Jr., and Amy
Rogers, brother of Ja'Darien
"Butter" and special parents
of Fayetteville, NC, Melissa,
Reed, Della and David
Wooten. Proud great grand-
parents are Christine Bailey
Colvine and Mattie Rogers of
Port St. Joe.


Society She
The Tallahassee Orchid
Society will hold its annual
orchid show and sale April
23 and 24 at the Doyle
Conner Agricultural Center
Auditorium, 3125 Conner
Blvd., in Tallahassee. The
show will be open to the pub-
lic from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
each day. Admission is free.
There will be exhibitors
from around the Southeast,
and vendors will have many
beautiful orchids for sale.
Individuals who may wish to
exhibit their orchids must do
so on Friday, April 22. If you
are interested, please call
William Brown at 850-562-
2490 for information. There
will also be supplies for sale.
The members of the

)w and Sale
Tallahassee Orchid Society
will have a potting bench
available for those needing
help repotting their orchids.
There will be a small charge
for the supplies used in
repotting. Experts will be
available for questions.
There will be raffles of
plants. For more informa-
tion, please call William
Brown or e-mail at
The Tallahassee Orchid
Society meets on the first
Thursday of each month at
the Leon County Cooperative
Extension. offices at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in learn-
ing about orchids is welcome
to come out and join us.

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to gain. To cover some of the
expenses a fee.of $10 per
person, preferably in the
form of a check made out to
"AARP," will be collected.
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ver Program, approved and
encouraged by the state and
federal governments, is being
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fatalities for senior citizens
and their loved ones. We
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how to cope with the age-
related physical changes
they all face, how to become
more aware of and handle
hazardous road and weather
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new laws, highway signs,
road markings and the safe-.
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in combination. Also covered
will be ways to avoid' the
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Derek Lane Kurnitsky,
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Holder/Ihle Plan

Summer Wedding

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pleased to announce the
engagement of their daugh-
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to Gregory Peter Ihle, son of
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Both are graduates of

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Wins Top Honors

Jeff Galloway was hon-
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Estate Sales Agent in the
entire Prudential network at
the recent National
Convention in Las Vegas,
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(PREA). Jerry Thompson was
honored as the Number
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Rose Drye, president of
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productive in the Prudential
network,, ranking 48 of'the
top 50, of 1,800 companies
in North America.
"We -put St. George
Island on the map this year,"
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Spohrer. "I am really proud
of everyone's accomplish-
Galloway and Thompson
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awards ceremony, at the
Mandalay Bay Hotel featur-
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Other local Prudential
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THE BANK SOUTHERLAND FAMILY 40Day Community Campaign Famiy ie church
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach Li fe
Apalachicola Carrabelle FUNERAL HOME Touching ives with the Love of Jesus'
For All Your 5071th Stt Pt S. Je Long Avenue and Grace Baptist Church (the church) here for?" This. 7-week campaign "T h h e ofesus
Financial Needs together present the 40 Days of Community will assist both churches in discovering the Join us in worship... ort St. Joe
MEMBERFDIC EQUALHOUSING LENDER (850) 229-8111 campaign. This united campaign effort will riches of ministry, service, purpose, and wor- 10:30 Sunday Morning Apalachicola 98Panama City
answer the question: "What on earth are we ship together. You and your family are invited 7:00,Wednesday Evening <
COSTIN & COSTIN CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY n to attend. Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. and Pastors Andrew
LAW OFFICES 1602 Hihw 98Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Join us for the Easter CthyRutherford Reid Ave.
arLAW OFFICES 12 ighway a9, Jmusical, The Day He Wore My Crown, present- Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family life church
Personal InjuryRealEstate Mexico Beach ed by the music ministry of-both GBC and Visit our website at:
Workers'Compensation (850) 48-4400 888-385-1844 Bethel A M E urc this Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. ("They famillifechurch.net Y Vewahitchko
(850) 227-1159 www.crystalsandsrealty.com LHB t .1.., lLLChu went in and did not find the body of the Lord 323 ReiAvenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
The ladies at New Bethel A.M.E. Church Jesus...He is not here, but is risen," Luke 24).
The ladies at New Bethel A.M.E. Church Th Potter's House
COMFORTER RISH, GIBSON wil be serving "Sunday Dinner" April 3, from Newell *h P tt
FUNERAL HOME & SCHOLZ, P.A. 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. N ell Concert Series Bo V EL n AD
W. P. "Rocky Comforter William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson, The menu is hamburger steak, fried chick- WHERE BROKEN VESLS ARE MADE NEW
L.EFD. Russell Scholz en, rice and gravy, squash casserole, string The Ilse Newell Concert Series will present dney850-639-5993G. Leaman, Pastor850-639-4588
(850) 227-1818 (850) 229-8211 beans, cornbread, homemade cake and tea. a program of choral and instrumental music 6 Wai5, 3 4
The donation for this scrumptious dinner composed by Dr. R. Bedford Watkins, and per- 636 Second Street Post Office Box 631* Wewahitchka, FL 32465
is $6. You are invited to dine in or carry out. To formed by The Bay Area Choral Society, with SERVICE SCHEDULE
MEXICO BEACH THE STAR place an order, please call 229-6179 or contact Grant Louvier on oboe, Chris Howard on clar- Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday
ANIMAL CLINIC 209-211 Reid Ave., one of the ladies. The church is located at 146 inet and Dr. Watkins on harpsichord. There School 10:00 a.m.
(850).648-8811 Port St. Joe Avenue C. will be readings, accompanied by violin and Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
1000 Highwa 98 (850) 227-1278 1 piano, of selections performed by Dr. Watkins Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Grn Barding Pe supplies N www.StarFL.com t Suppers and his son, the Rev. T. Wyatt Watkins of YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTrER'S HOUSE
Grooming BoardingIndianapolis, In.

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

Good Shepherd .utheran Church'
929 South Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, ,lorida 32404.
f phone 871-6311

regular Sunday Worship at 8:00 am. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School /dult ible Study at 9:15 a.m.
S" stafed nursery is pmruakd dunng the
Sunday School hour and 10:30 worship service.
Please accept this special invitation to be our guest

SThe friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776 .
WTorship- jsunj.i, : '.i i. a m .ind ,. :).1 p.
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 LaFosntain

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Felf6wship Time'
10:45 a.m.
Adult School
11:00 a.m. 8 9
*Sunday School.
*Young Children Hgh^,- 71/Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rc:. .' Rerid Cameron

First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
11North22nd Street MexicoBeach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 a.mn CST & 9:30 a.m. CST
S Soda School: 10:45 am, CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor ,* Church/Office: 648-8820

Church of Christ

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

Fi first 'Baptist Ch urcl
''. "Brent Vickey, ,Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday Sqhool .................................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service ......8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ............................... 6:00 pm
Evening W worship ............................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .............. 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ......7:49 am ET

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Rev. Thomas Guido, Pastor
The Catholic Church of Gulf County
Welcomes You
Joseph St Lawrence Missio
SMonument Hwy 71 North
t. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL

(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule
4:00 pm Sat. (ET)
9:30 am Sun. (ET) 11:00

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

20th &
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at Beach Baptist Church
The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for March 30, will be
cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, dessert and
tea. April 6, will be chili, cole slaw, dessert and
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.

Royal City Appearing

in Concert April 3
Royal City will be appearing in concert on
Sunday, April 3, at 6 p.m. CST at New Harvest
New Harvest Church is located on Hwy. 71
in Wewahitchka. For more information, please
call Brother Eddie Causey at 850-693-6191.

Pastor Ordination Service
The First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach
will be having a Pastor Ordination Service for
Edgar D. LaFountadn, III, on Saturday, April 16
from 11 a.m. to 12 noon CST.
The public is invited to attend and meet
the new pastor. The church is located at 823
North 5th Street.

Revival at Highland

View Church of God
Starting Sunday, April 3, there will be a
revival at Highland View Church of God that
will run through the entire week, beginning
each night at 7 p.m, with the pastor Billy
Wallace and his wife, Edna.
Paster Billy Wallace is no stranger to any-
one in this area. Pastor Wallace is a dynamic,
spirit-filled minister and has over 50 years in
service to Christ.
Everyone is cordially welcomed to come
hear this great man of God.

Thank You

The loved ones of Tommy R. (Pop)
Sinimons wish to express our heartfelt thanks
to all who have reached out to us in our time of
loss. Many prayers went up on behalf of'
Tommy. Flowers and plants were sent. Money
was given, as well as food and drink. For all
these things and more, we 'give our apprecia-
tion. We would like to especially acknowledge a
few individuals who went above and beyond.
They include Pastor Francis Carlisle and Sister
Shirley Carlisle and all of the congregation of
Calvary Baptist Church in Blountstown for
everything, Marlon Peavy and staff at Peavy
Funeral Home in Blountstown for the class and
dignity with which you handled things, Dr. Azis
Ahmad and the staff at two central/south in
Bay Medical Center for your outstanding care,
Sharon Homer for easing the load, Maxine
Hand, Pappy Tom's Restaurant, and Peggy
McCoy. You were not there FOR us, you were
there WITH us.
The Simmons and Liffick Families

The .concert will be held at Trinity
Episcopal Church in Apalachicola, on Sunday,
April 3, at 4 p.m.
Dr. Watkins, Professor Emeritus Illinois
Wesleyan University, retired in 1988 from his
position as Chairman of the Keyboard
Department. He has been active as a composer
'and performer during his teaching career and
since his retirement.
The Ise Newell Concert Series is spon-
sored by the Apalachicola Area Historical
Society, a 501-(c)3 educational incorporation
in the state of Florida. A $2 donation is
requested at the door for those not holding sea-
son memberships.

The Value of Life
by Billy Johnson
The value of life grows, when we stare
death in the eye.
It doesn't matter how often we face it, we
usually have to cry.
Many times it's because we have guilt, for
Something said or done.
Certain things. can't be recalled, like the
speeding bullet from a gun.
The word that escapes our lips, or the
arrow released from a bow.
Many times we hurt folks, and never even
But all toomany times, we hurt the ones
we love.
A good example is when we sin, it hurts
our Father above.
Maybe you hurt your parents' feelings, you
know Mom and Dad have them, too.
Parents, watch how you get on your kids,
many pattern their life after you.
Husband, be kind to your wife, wife, to
your husband be a friend.
Christian, if you know who isn't saved,
Witness to them until the end.
If we pattern our life after the life that
Jesus led, we won't have to feel guilty, when
our loved ones or friends are dead.

Thank You Port St. Joe
We would like to thank all of the local
Pastors and their congregations for their par-
ticipation in the recent revival meetings held at
the Hope Family Worship Center. Your prayers
and dedication came together for three days of
new beginnings for the area churches and fam-
ilies. A special thanks to Pastors Andrew and
Cathy Rutherford from Family Life Church, to
Jarrod Westor ,and to Pastor Marc and Joan
Sturdivant and all the members of the Hope
Family Worship Center. Hard work and prayer
always pays eternal dividends. It was refresh-
ing to see how the Church corporately can lay
aside seeming differences and work together to
touch so many people. We have learned a few
things from our brothers and sisters here' in
Florida and we are excited about taking back
much more than we came down here with. Till
we see you again next year, may the Lord Jesus
bless all of you and May God Bless America.
From Senior Chaplains Robert and Alexis
Ralph of Lael Ministries International.

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Worship on Sund;
10:30am and 7:00pn

1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe,FL
For More Information Call 229-8691
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Worship on Wednesday:

Af "A Reformed Voice
in the Community"

1 l5' l Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .............................. 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ....................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

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

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

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
A All Times are EST

Dan Rhodes

Deborah Loyless
Director of Chidren Ministries

Jesus is Lord an He is waiting

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

Mike Wee

Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
otbrook, Piscipleship Trainlig 5:00 p.m.
tor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue .

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY Choir Practice 6 p.m
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the manc that trusteth in
Him." Pleae accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

You're amongg friends at
Oak Grove assemblyvafGod
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Offtce-:'850-227-1837 7Parsonage: 850229-6271
613,Madison Street Port St.Joe. f.
Schedule of Services
Sunday IWednesdae
Sunday School 9:45am .id Week Meal 5:00pm
M ornlng Worship 1045am Mtd Wleek Bible Study 6:15pm
Xlds on the.Move 10:45am ministryy In .Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministrvy- Monday 630pm
Ladies ministry Tuesday. 7:00pm
Dynamic T'alse ,A Worship- Preaching the Pure Word




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Ask-A-Principal Hotline

Invites Questions



Peacebuilders of the Week For March 21 -25
Front Row from Left: Pre-K-Sofia Aliaga; 1st Grade-Mcdison Bateman; (not pictured)
Kindergarten-Morrisa McCall
Back Row from Left: 2nd Grade-Rebecca King; 3rd Grade-Moses Jones; 4th Grade-Arnisha
Harris; 5th Grade-Katie Gardner


Anyone can speak
directly, but anonymously,
with a school principal or
school psychologist on April
17, 18 and 19 when the
National Association of
Elementary School
Principals (NAESP) holds its
16th annual Ask-A-Principle
Hotline. It's a yearly, toll-free
phone and e-mail service in
English and Spanish for par-
ents, grandparents or any-
one with a question to ask
about schools, children and
Approximately 125 edu-
cators will staff the phones
and computer terminals
while they are attending
NAESP's annual convention.
Their purpose is to ease diffi-
culties and, encourage con-
structive communication
betiveen schools and fami-
lies. Family members who
are curious, troubled or sim-
ply need some reassurance
regarding their children's
education may, speak confi-
dentially with a principal or
get specialized advice from a
school psychologist from the
National Association of
School Psychologists (NASP).
Call toll-free, 1-800-944-
1601, or e-mail the Hotline
by accessing www.naesp.org
during the following days
and- times in your area.
(Note: computer users may
also e-mail on Saturday,
April 16.)
Sunday, April 17: 1 to 7

p.m. EST; 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Monday, April 18: 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m. EST; 6 a.m. to 6
p.m. CST.
Tuesday, April 19: 7 a.m.
to 1 p.m. EST; 6 a.m. to
Noon CST.
Co-sponsored by the
National Association of
Elementary School
Principals, AOL@School,
Family Circle magazine and
the National Association of
School Psychologists, the
hotline averages more than
1,000 calls each year from
the continental U.S., Hawaii,
Alaska and Canada. Callers
ask about a variety of topics,
including children's reading
problems, school discipline,
special education policies,
testing, learning difficulties,
kindergarten entrance and

school safety. Calls on any
subject are welcome.
The 2005 hotline origi-
nates from Baltimore, MD,
where approximately 5,000
K-8 principals will attend the
NAESP annual convention.
Educators volunteer in two-
hour shifts. Callers may also
request free copies of parent-
friendly brochures one dis-
cusses children's fears and
another outlines the charac-
teristics of high-quality ele-
mentary education.
Established in 1921, the
National Association of
Elementary School
Principals serves 30,000 K-8
educators in the United
States, Canada and over-
seas. NAESP is located in
Alexandria, Va.

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 reiinion 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 invitedto attend
on Friday, July 1, at 6:00 at
the high school. For more
information, call Angel at

David Anson

Hendricks Coley
David Anson Hendricks
Coley, 43, of Marianna died
Friday, ) March 25 at
Tallahassee Memorial
Born in Louisville, Ky.,
David lived.most of his life in
Jackson County. He was
elected to the State House of
Representatives last year,
and has served the Florida
Highway Patrol Auxiliary as
Lt. Colonel. David, while
attending Chipola College,
worked as a sports writer for
the Jackson County
Floridian, and he later held
the positions iofnManaging-
Editor of the Graceville News
and also the Jackson County
Floridian. He served as a leg-
islative assistant in state
government, most recently
, as -the assistant to the cur-
rent Florida Speaker. of the
House of Representatives,
Allan Bense. David was a
member of Evangel Worship
Center in Marianna.
Survivors include his
wife of 23 years, 'Marti
Bontrager Coley; his daugh-
ter, Kristin Coley; his sons,
Vance and Hunter Coley, all
of Marianna; his father,
Melvin Hendricks and wife,,
Edna of Nashville, Tn.; his
mother, Judy. Coley and hus-
band, Len of Naples; his
brothers, Douglas' Scott
Coley and wife Debbie of
Hollywood, Rick Hunt Coley
and wife Kristy" of
Andersonville, Tn., Chad
McKnight Coley of Ft. Myers,
Ralph Scott Whitaker and
wife Petie of Nashville, Tn.;
his sisters, Kimberly Kyle
Underwood and husband
Steve, Melanie Rae Sutton
and husband Mark all of
Nashville. Tn., Kaci Coley
Stewart and husband Troy of
Naples, Terry Allen and hus-
band James of Columbia,
Tn.; 19 nieces and nephews;
and two great nieces.
Funeral services were

held at the Johnson Health
Center at Chipola College in
Marianna with his Pastor,
LaVon Pettis and House
Speaker Allan Bense officiat-
ing. Burial followed in
Pinecrest.Memorial Gardens
with. James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel direct-
ing. Rep. Coley laid in state
Monday from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m. EST in the Chambers of
the Florida House of
Representatives in
Tallahassee, followed by a
service at 2 p.m. A memorial
service was held Tuesday at
10 a.m. EST in Tallahassee
for the Florida House mem-
The family received
fririida- from .5-8. _Jn.m.
Tuesday at Evangel Worship
*Center, 2645 Pebble ,Hill
Road ii Marianna.
Flowers will be accepted
or those wishing may make
memorial contributions to
the David Coley .Memorial
Fund, c/o Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill
Road, Marianna, Fl. 32446.

Florence Pritchard
Mrs. Florence Pritchard,
age 68. of Wewahitchka, died
on Fri., March 25, 2005 at
her home in Howard Creek.
She was born inPariama
City, and was a native to this
area. She is survived by two
daughters, Sandy Pritchard
Oltz and husband Fred of
Panama City, Karen
Pritchard Rollins df Howard
Creek; a stepdaughter,
Susan Waters of Panama
City; four sisters, Hilma
Underwood of Greenhead,
Fla., Carrole Ronk and hus-
band Bill of Panama City,
Norma Roper and husband
Joe of Washington County,
Fla. and Ann Perrier of
Panama City: six grandchil-
dren. Jessica Burton and
husband Bo of Panama City,
Russell Oltz of Panama City,
Michael "Bo" Rollins and \wife
Kandi of Howard Creek,
Adam Rollins of Howard

Creek, John Martin Garner
of Panama City and Jimmy
Waters of Panama City; one
great-grandchild, River
Rollins of Howard Creek; her
companion, John Garner of
Howard Creek; mother-in-
law, Roberta Pritchard of
Panama City; .sister-in-law
and brother-in-law, Sarah
and Edwin Peters of Panama
City; and a host of nieces,
nephews and cousins. She
was preceded in death by her
late husband, Lloyd Olin
Pritchard; a. sister, Donna
Wilder; and a sister-in-law,
Bobbie Bancroft.
Graveside funeral ser-
vices were held at 1 p.m. on
March 28 at Forest Lawn
Cemetery in Panama City
with Rev. Tim Bailey officiat-
ing. The family received
friends from 6:00 to 8:00
p.m. on Sat., March 26 at
Heritage Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contri-
.butions may be made to
Covenant Hospice, 107 W.
19th St., Panama City, Fla.
32405 in memory of Florence

Matthew James

Matthew James
Tunnock, 85, of Marianna
died Monday,* March 21 in
He had lived in Port St.
Joe' for about 20 years and
was a WWVII veteran.
Survivors include his
wife, Edna Tunnock; two
sons, James Stuart Tunnock
of Naples and John Franklin
Tunnock of Howards Creek;
one daughter, Bobbi Ann
Seward of Port St. Joe; one
sister Margie Ammer of Boca
Raton and two grand daugh-
Memo-ialization will be
by cremation. James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel ,is in charge of

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Your Reliable REALTOR'

I Want to Earn Your Business

Kenneth D. Siprell has joined Century 21I 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 siadioneclat: Fr. 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
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products and managed investments in four different companies.

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

Mobile: (850) 340-0567
Email: keni~floridaisgreat.com
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nating buyer. 4 Bedroom/4 Bath magnificently decorated and
landscaped. MLS#104511 Call Mark Schultz at 850-

5451 Sandbar Drive- 3 BR/4.5 BA Executive style bay front
home overlooking the St. Joseph Bay. This home has many amenities
including formal living with fireplace, Bose stereo system throughout
home, and a master suite with garden tub. This is a must see.
Call Susie White 800-451-2349. MLS#102479

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in Treasure Shores Subdivision. Large lot (75'x400'+/-) with
PEMA Flood Insurance Available. Boardwalk to Beach and
ready for rental. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
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7080 CR C-30, 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Gulf Front Home in
FEMA Flood Insurance Area. Large open great room, 2 fire-
places, screened porches and open decks. Two car garage
With interior entrance. Large lot that can be subdivided. Call
Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.

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'Villa San Pedro' offers an incredible location
in one PSJ best neighborhoods. Enjoy the
magnificent sunsets from the master bed-
room's 'hidden' porch. 4-bed/2.5 bath.
Large kitchen/family room + large formal liv-
ing and dining rooms. Fireplace in living and
master bedroom. Wonderful large rooms
and spaces. MLS#104004 $715,000
Call Natalie Shoaf at 850-227-4355
or email Natalie@c21gulfcoastreal-

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

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

209 WATER DRIVE EAST-4br/2ba home that
sits canal front. Price includes 2nd lot which can
be built on. Large living room, 2 dining rooms,
Florida room, screened porch and many more
amenities. MLS#104567 $699,000 Call
Brenda Miller for more information 850-

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130 Money Bayou $575,000 Located just
off C30A, 1st Tier Beachside Remarks: Beautiful
beach cottage located on'a 1st Tier Lot w/great
gulf views,.close to public beach, mahogany floor-
ing, upscale appliances, master bedroom w/full
bath and half bath on main level, multiple use loft
has full bath, outside shower, laundry, storage.
FEMA available. MLS 102330

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

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

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

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

616 Gulf Pines Drive Gorgeous 4 BR/3 BA
Gulfront home located in most prestigious subdivi-
sion. Federal Flood Insurance available. Has
neve4 been on rental program. Enjoy magnificent
views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as breath tak-.
ing sunsets while strolling on the white sandy
beaches. Great room features large well
equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, open living and
dining area,.screened porch. Too many amenities
to list. By appointment only. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-
9600.MLS#101459 $1,695,000.00

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8876 Hwy 98, Beacon Hill -Great view!
Has 3 BR/2 BA upstairs with entry from
Lightkeepers Dr. and 2 Br 2 Ba down with
entry from Hwy 98 Use .as your home
upstairs and rent out downstairs, or use all
for yourself! Will look at offers prior to reno-
vations. $750,000 MLS 101275 Call
Ellen 850-227-5146

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







Overstreet Pine Breeze Subdivision located less than
a half mile from the Intra-Coastal Waterway MLS#
103778 $135,000
Mexico Beach, Interior lot This is within walking ,
distance to the beach. Underground utilities, paved streets,
.curbing. MLS# 103753 $249,900
Sea Haven Estates lot #23. This great new sub-
division is just three blocks from beach. Subdivision
features .landscaped entrance, curved roads.
Covenants and restrictions and architectural controls
are in place. MLS#102598 $205,000 Call
Natalie 850-227-4355
Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision, Eastpoint. New
gated subdivision, pool, clubhouse, Apalachicola Bay
access. Three lots to choose from starting at
$175,000. Each over 1/3 acre. Call Brenda
Miller 850-227-5380 for details.

Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St.
Joe. Gated Community, Brick Pavers, underground utili-
ties. Close to schools, churches and downtown. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605.
Port St. Joe's newest business address
offers just 41 commercial lots with water front
views, tasteful landscaping with water fountains,
brick pavers and more! A charming "Old Florida"
planned development perfect for professional offices,
shops. Strict architectural control. Act fast!
Lots starting at $299,900
Treasure Bay, C-30 -A bayview lot with deeded
access to the bay with a short drive to the. beach.
mls#103582 $195,000
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices
starting at $11,550. MLS#98536.
* Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country living in

Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have ve ht

7 U tNet. as
Landings. Septic required. Lots starting at
MLS# 102736. This is a large 1 st Tier lot just over
1/2 acre. Home site will have a great view of the
Gulf. Lot lines are staggered in this subdivision to
give greatest view advantage. 7552 Shoreline Drive,
Peninsula Estates, Cape, San Bias. Call Diane
Scholz at 850/227-6297.
* 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great views of
Cape San Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk. Call Susie
White 800-451-2349 mls#102589 $695,000
* Paradise Gulf Bay Subdivision Interior lot.
* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in a pres-
tigious subdivision. Federal flood insurance available. Call
Ellen Allemore $1,500,000 mls#101604.

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





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

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

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

.The 2004-2005 school
year' is drawing to a close.
We have just two more
months, but many activities.
April will bring achievement
tests, spring holidays, sci-
ence projects, and a family
fun day. Don't forget that we
will have to give up an hour
of sleep April 3 when
Daylight Savings Time
We want to share with
you two essays that were
written by second grade stu-
dents in Mrs. Mabel Hodges'
class. During the month of
February she had required
the students to write reports
on Presidents Washington
and Lincoln. Then she asked
them to write comparison-

contrast articles on the tro
presidents. We think that
you will enjoy two of them.
Caitlin Godwin wrote,
"George Washington and
Abraham Lincoln were two
great American Presidents.
They both loved God. They
both read the Bible. Both
men were honest and kind,
and both were hard workers.
They were men of prayer.
However, Washington grew
up on a wealthy farm, but
Lincoln grew up in a log
cabin. Whereas Washington
succeeded at being a soldier
and surveyor, Lincoln failed
at a number of businesses.
Washington had the best
schooling, but Lincoln had
no formal schooling. They

were outstanding presi-
Elisha Vereen chose to
give her contrast first and
then the comparison.
"Washington and Lincoln
were two great American
Presidents. They had their
differences. Washington's
education was in the best
schools. Lincoln was self-
taught. Washington's par-
ents were wealthy, but
Lincoln's parents were poor.
Washington became a suc-
cessful man; Lincoln failed at
most of his business. What
was alike about them was
they prayed every morning
and believed God had a plan
for America."
We hope that each of you
had a Blessed and Happy
Easter. As you enjoy the
spring bloom in our area,
think of Song of Solomon,
2:11,12. "For, lo, the winter
is past, the rain is over and
gone, the flowers appear on
the earth, the time of the
singing of.birds is come, and
the voice of the turtle is
heard in our land."

Peacebuilders of the Week For March 28 April 1
Front Row from Left: Pre-K-Chris Maestri; Kindergarten-Riya Bhakta; 1st Grade-Christopher
Back Row from Left: 2nd Grade-Celeste Thursbay; 3rd Grade-Hunter Zaniewski; 4th Grade-
N'namdi Davis; 5th Grade-Aaron Catha.

Tom Todd

Realty, INC.

Gulf Front Lot, Cape San Bias Beautiful water
'and wonderful sunsets! Member of Shoreline
Protection Association. Great place to build your
"Dream Home." MLS#103891 $1,100,000. Bo
[', ic,. .r. 4.:r Associate, eve. 850-229-9432.


Cape San Bias 3 BR/2.5 BA, deeded access to
bay and gulf. New roof. X flood zone. Numerous
upgrades. MLS#103499 $399,999. Bo Pearce,
Broker Associate, eve. 850-229-9432.

1st Tier Gulf Lot Beautiful lot in "The
Cottages" at Indian Summer. Restricted communi-
ty. Public water and paved road. MLS#103724
$575,000. Bo Pearce, Broker Associate, eve. 850-

Beacon Hill Walking distance to dedicated beach
and community park, 9156 Olive Avenue. Two
50x100 lots w/14x56, 2 BR/1 BA mobile home.
Great investment potential! MLS#102616 Alberta
Howell Bokley, Realtor Associate, 850-647-3895.

America Counts

on CPAs!

by Keith L. Jones, CPA
There are many reasons
why America counts on
CPAsl It is a good idea to get
the help of a CPA, a Certified
Public Accountant, when
dealing with business and
tax matters. Not only are
CPAs knowledgeable, they
are experienced in a wide
range of matters and possess
solid decision-making skills.
In order to stay up to date,
CPAs are required to take 40
hours of continuing profes-
sional education per year.
CPAs are generally forward-
looking, objective, balanced,
and creative.
A CPA compared to an
accountant who is not a
CPAs, in general, are
better qualified than accoun-
tants who are not CPAs.
They are better qualified
because of the requirements
for the CPA examination,
experience, and continuing
education. As importantly,
CPAs shine because they are
involved with clients as a
CPA providing services which
a CPA only can provide such
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and certain other special ser-
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keeping, or preparing income
tax returns, or developing
internal controls and proce-
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turing a business, or setting
out personal financial plans
or making financial deci-
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Port St. Joe Elementary &

Wewahitchka Elementary
Friday, April 1, pizza
with ground beef, topping,
tossed salad, ranch dressing,
pineapple chunks and milk.
Monday, April 4, hamburger
on a bun, french fries,
peanut butter bars, lettuce
and tomato, milk. Tuesday,
salisbury steak, mashed
potatoes with gravy, green
beans, apples, cornbread
and milk. Wednesday, April
6, turkey and: cheese sand-
wich, french fries, lettuce
and tomato, fruit cocktail
and milk.
Port St. Joe Middle &

Port St. Joe High School
Friday, April 1, pizza
with pork topping, tossed
salad, ranch dressing,
peaches, breadsticks and
milk. Monday, April 4, ham-

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do all the research, lay the
plans, assemble the team if
others could be involved, and
then call in the CPA to be
quarterback, or at least your
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burger, lettuce and tomato,
french fries, gelatin with
applesauce and milk.
Tuesday, April 5, chicken
and rice, broccoli, peaches,
rolls and milk. Wednesday,
April 6, ham and cheese
sandwich, french fries,
pineapple chunks, lettuce
and tomato and milk.
Wewahitchka Middle &

Wewahitchka High School
SFriday, April 1, pizza
with pork topping, tossed
salad, ranch dressing,
peaches, breadsticks and
milk. Monday, April 4, ham-
burgers, lettuce and tomato,
french fries, gelatin with
applesauce and milk.
Tuesday, April 5, chicken
and rice, carrot sticks,
peaches, rolls and milk.
Wednesday, April 6, ham and
cheese sandwich, french
fries, pineapple chunks, let-
tuce and tomato and milk.



NOTICE is hereby given that the Walter H. Roberson
Irrevocable Trust, by and through Ralph C. Roberson,
Managing Trustee, has requested the City of Port St. Joe to 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
may 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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by Tiffany Laird
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over and now that it is, stu-
dents can relax and take a

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current record of 10-0.
Tuesday, they played and
trampled Blountstown, 11-0.
They also played Port St. Joe
on Friday and brought home
another \ictor-. Our Varsity
Bovs Baseball team is 4-2
after their defeat of
Cottondale on Fndav.
Because of the rainy weather
last Wednesday. their game

versus FAMU was cancelled.
Not to forget our track team;
they have competed in four
meets and done an excellent
job representing Wewa High.
According to the track coach,
Mr. Jay Bidwell, 'The track
team is working hard and
looks to be well prepared for
their district meet."
Unfortunately, the cur-

Honor Roll

Ninth Grade
A-Honor Roll: Tvler
Bush, Anisa Chaudhry.
Andrew Dorman, Misty
Knobel, Meleah Lister.
Kenneth Manor. Brent
Walker. Kelly Weeks. Gayla
A & B Honor Roll:
Sharee Addison. Tori Bowles.
,Janie Bovett. Kayla
Chumrnney. Joe\ Collins.
Courtney Cooley. Tvra
Dupuie. .Jade Fincher.
Katly\n Gortman, Summer
Grice. Elizabeth Grimsley.
Hall Harden. Tiffany Haves.
Tiffanie Keith. Holly
Knowles, Alexander Lewis.
Jennifer Rhodes. Samantha
Wade. Allan Whifield. Brandi
Tenth Grade
A-Honor Roll: Ryan
Cox. Latonva Fisher. Marcie
Jackson. Ellen Manor.
Matthew Miller. -Robbie
Morris. Hannah Price.
Jessica Stoppelbein. Brad
A & B Honor Roll:
Leigh Anne Mayo. Michael
Bailey. Sean Bierman. Arielle

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Chantaralawn, Clarence
Gray, Dexter Hunter, Alex
Jones, Christopher Lewis,
Ahsley Oglesby, Megan Peak,
Taylor Smith, Caitlin Turner,
Anthony Wait, Jasmine
Eleventh Grade
A & B Honor Roll: Matt
Dorman, Jessica Jones,
Jacob Jordan, Courtney
McMillion, Hall Price,
Heather Simmons, Justin
Suber, Jenny Wigglesworth.
Twelfth Grade
A-Honor Roll: Rebecca
Barnes, Zach Barnes, Jeena
Breman,, Sheiletta Fisher,
Jade Gaskin, Nathan
Grimes, Daryl Knee, Sarah
Lawrence, Sarah
Montgomery, Porsche
A & B Honor Roll:
Shannon Barnes, Candice
Gordon, Britney Grice,
Geoffrey Helms, Cam Home,
Tiffany Laird, Brandy Little,
Courtney Martin, Amy
Niehaus, Trey Nunnery, Jill
Pippin, Will, Strange, David
Whitfield, Jeremy Yoder

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Monday, April 4:
Junior Night at Gulf Coast
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campus from 6 to 8 p.m.
EST. Transportation will be
provided from WHS at 5:15.
All high school juniors are
invited. There will be a band
for entertainment, along with
food and prizes; several
scholarships will be given
away also.
Mon.-Fri., April 11-15 is
registration week at WHS.
All parents of 8th to 11th
grade students will be invited
to come to school to partici-
pate in the registration of
their student during school
hours by appointment. The
appointment time will be
$ent home by each student.
Mon.-Fri. April 18-22 is
Spring Break for all Gulf
County students.

riculum. fair has been can-
celled for this year, due to
lack of cooperation. Better
luck next year.
Last week, the bookfair
came to town for both Wewa
Middle School and Wewa
High School. It brought
everything from .posters,
pens, and cookbooks to
diaries, mystery stories, and
inspirational novels.
Students in the high school
were allowed to go in on
Monday, Tuesday, and
Friday, while the Middle
Schoolers visited on
Wednesday and Thursday.
By the end of the week, the
bookfair was a huge success.

by Porsche Sandlin
The 2004-2005 school
year is drawing closer to an
end but that does not mean
the school activities are slow-
ing down at Wewa High
School. The students were
entertained last Wednesday
with a "Recreation Day," a
reward given to them for
FCAT participation and per-
formance. Students partici-
pated in. activities like the
Bungee Run, an obstacle
course, and Sumo wrestling.

The Kindergarten
Round-Up is scheduled for
Thursday, April 14 at
Wewahitchka Elementary
School from 8:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.
Please bring your child's
birth certificate, social secu-
rity card, shot record (must
be on a blue card from the
Gulf County Health

Congratulations to Mrs.
Priscilla Cox on a job well
done. The Book Fair this
past week was a huge suc-
cess. Items available to the
students at the Book Fair
were books by various
authors, posters and much
Gulf Coast Community
College will be hosting a
Junior Night on April 4th.
All parents and juniors are
For the sports fans, I
would like to inform you that
the Varsity Lady Gators
Softball team is still unde-
feated as they continue their
goal to win state. The track
team is practicing hard as
they prepare for their district
meet, which will be held at
Wewa. Good luck to all the
Relay for Life teams as they
near their event. The
Odyssey of the Mind team is
also practicing hard thanks
to Mr. Terry Stryker.
Spring Break is right
around the comer and as the
days grow hotter I know we
are all looking forward to the
beach. I hope everyone had a
great Easter.

Department) and a physical.
In order for your child to
register for kindergarten, his
or her birth date must be on
or before Sept. 1, 2000..
If you have any ques-
tions, please contact Ashley
Davidson at Wewa
Elementary School at 639-

Wewahitchka Middle

School Honor Roll

7th Grade:
All A's: Laurel Manor,
Zach Smith, Remington
Wade, Ryan Walding,
Tabitha Ward
AB: Candace Griffin,
Robyn Hendry, Ariel Kemp,
Katie Kerrigan, Ashton
Merritt, Clay Pridgeon, Ben
Smith, Robyn Turner, Cody
Wade, Erika Whitfield

8th Grade:
All A's: Anthony Helson,
Victoria Hightower
AB: Albino Martiko,
Kalyn Bidwell, Kyle
Campbell, Jacob Causey,
Ashley Goetz, Connie
Harrelson, Chase Harvey,
Shawna McDonald, Warren
McDonald, Lena McLemore,
Danielle Stanley, Danielle

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"Secret Garden" Musical at GCCC

The Visual and
Performing Arts Division of
Gulf Coast Community
College will present; the
musical "Secret Garden" on
April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and
24 in the Amelia Center
Theatre on campus. Friday
and Saturday performances
will take place at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Tony award winning
musical, based on the clas-
sic novel- by Frances
Hodgson Burnett celebrates
the healing power of love in

a story for the whole family.
The story is of Mary, the sole
survivor of a cholera epi-
demic in India, who is invit-
ed to live with her uncle in
England. There she meets
her cousin, Colin, a sickly,
melancholy young boy
whose mother has passed
away. During Mary's explo-
rations a bird magically
shows her the key to a long
locked garden. There she
meets a young boy named
Dickon, who introduces her
to the exquisite and mysteri-

ous qualities of the garden.
Mary and Dickon share this
with Colin, which helps him
to heal physically and spiri-
The cast features
Sharon Sossaman Carroll as
Lily, Savannah Swafford as
Mary, Larry Andrews as
Archibald, Stephen LaDow
as Neville, Kristen Pickrell
as Martha and Jameson
Hammond as Dickon. They
are joined by a cast of 25
additional performers, ages
three to 82 and a live

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, Florida. The
festival provides a day of
activities and entertainment
for children and families in
the Tri-State region.
Approximately 7,000 people
attend Kidfest each year.
Sponsors, entertainers,
vendors. /volunteers, and
other participants of' chil-
dren's activities are needed
to partake in Kidfest 2005
presented by Early
Education and Care, Inc.
Individuals interested in
being considered as enter-
tainers, please send an
audio tape or DVD(VHS.
tape to Early EducatioS and
Care, Inc., Ic/o
Entertainment Chair, 450
Jenks Avenue, Panama City,
FL 32401 or call the tele-
phone numbers listed
Kidfest is a major;com-

\munity event that strength-
ens the family unit while
supporting vital children's
programs and services
through Early Education
and Care, Inc. (EEC). These
children's programs make it
possible for parents to move
from welfare: to work. They
encourage the role of the
parent as the child's first
teacher, enhance the profes-
sional development of early
childhood educators, and
provide direct services for
children and families. As a
private. not-for-profit corpo-.
ration. EEC country 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
All area businesses,
individuals, or organizations
interested in participating in
Kidfest by sponsoring an
activity or contributing
funds, services, or volunteer
hours can contact Early
Education and Care, Inc. at
(850) 872-7550, extension


2260 or 1-800-768-8316,
extension 2260.

orchestra. The show is
directed by Rosemarie
O'Bourke with musical
direction by Rusty Garner.
Set and lighting are by
Carmen Gomez.
Tickets are $10 for
adults and $5 for children
and are available in advance
at the GCCC bookstore.
Remaining tickets will be on
sale at the Amelia Center
Theatre box office prior to
the performance. The musi-
cal is recommended for all
ages. GCCC students, facul-
'ty, Istaff and retirees are
admitted free with identifi-
For additional informa-
tion, dall872-3886.

Theatre Scholarship at Gulf

Coast Community College

The Theatre Plogram 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-
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-
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-

Junior Night at GCCC's

Gulf/ Franklin Center

Ill 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,
The Parents and juniors of all
Id at four local high schools are
rom 9 invited to attend. A'schblar-
ship will be given to a junior
Bay in attendance. The event will
to fill present an opportunity to
from help students make
ional. informed decisions pertain-
spend ing to colleges. Faculty and
stage, other representatives from
n you GCCC will be available to
with answer questions regarding
mnt to various programs, at the
second Gulf/Frarklin Center, such
Gulf as nursing, corrections,
college music/theatre and acade-
s the mics, as well.as financial aid.
cover A Facts.Org presentation will
cities also take place.
known Student speakers and
lenient successful individuals in the
community who have attend-
raged ed GCCC will share their
their experiences and address
second what potential students can
Gulf expect from college, as well
college as support them in envision-
)cated ing their plans for the future.
y 98, The GCCC Singing
1.. Commodores are scheduled
more to perform and Gant's bar-
b fair, beque will be available along
ackett with light refreshments
throughout the evening.

For more information,
call the Gulf/Franklin
Center at (850) 227-9670/

On Friday. April 22, job"
seekers, and those interest-
ed in making a career
change should bring several
copies of their resume, dress
for success and make their
way to the Second Annual
Job Fair at:'Gulf Coast
Reserve a Booth

for Job Fair
The Workforce Center of
Gulf Coast Community
College will sponsor a Job
Fair on April 22, from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. n the Student
Union East Conference
Center on campus.
The job fair is free and
open to the general public,
as well as students. Over 40
area employers are expected
to participate.
The fee for reserving a
'booth is P50. Registration
forms will ,be mailed to
employers on March 21.
,For additional informa-
tion, call Janet Meadows at

Community College.
Job Fair will be he
Student Union East fr
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Top employers in
County will be looking
a variety of positions
entry-level to profess
There is no need to s
time and money on poe
faxes and e-mail whei
can meet face to face
the employers you wa
work for. The Se
Annual Job'Fair at
Coast Community C
provides job seekers
opportunity to dis
employment opportu:
they may not have k
existed in one conve
Everyone is encou
to come and market
expertise at the S
Annual Job .Fair at
Coast Community C
Student Union East, lo
at 5230 W. ,Highway
Panama City, FL, 3240
If you would like
information on the jol
please call Connie Bra
at 850-872-4340.

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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
just have funl 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

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Justin Barnes

Barnes Selected as

Governor's All-Star

Justin Barnes, a-junior
at Wewahitchka High School,
has been selected as a 2005
Governor's High School All-
Star. Initiated in 2001, the
program recognizes one high
school junior from each
school district who excels
academically, contributes to
the community, and prac-
tices good department.,
Justin was nominated
because of his hard work
and dedication to achieve-
ment throughout his high
school career and was select-
ed by a committee of educa-
tors and students.
To celebrate this accom-
plishment, Justin is invited
to join Governor Jeb Bush at
the Governor's Mansion for a
roundtable discussion and
luncheon. He will also be
given a tour of the executive
and legislative branches of
government and will partici-

pate in a mock legislative
Congratulations to
Justin Barnes on this presti-
gious honor and for repre-

senting the Gulf County
School District as the
Governor's High School All-
Star for 2005.



School News .

Report cards were sent
home on Tuesday, March 22.
If you would like to set up 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
All 8th graders and their
parents are invited to attend

an Open House 'hosted by
Port St. Joe High School on
Thursday, April 7 at 6:00
p.m. in the media center.
School will not be held
April 18-22 due to Spring
Progress reports for this
grading period will be sent
home on Monday, April 25.

Lifeguard Training Class at GCCC

Lifeguard Training Class at GCCC

The Wellness & Athletics
Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will offer
a series of lifeguard training
classes to be held April 7-18.
Students must be 15
years old on or before the
last day of the class they
enroll in. The prerequisite
swim ability is to be able to
swim 500 yards and' show
stroke proficiency in
freestyle, breaststroke and.
sidestroke. It is also neces-
sary to be able to recover a
10 pound brick from the
deep end of the pool and to
tread water for two minutes.
Classes will meet from
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the
Natatorium (NA 303).
,Prospective students are
:requested to register in the
iAdmissions and Records
office. The class is limited to
25 students.
S The cost for the course is
$95. Enrollment does not
include books obtained from
the American Red Cross at
430 East 15th Street,
Panama City, Florida. The
cost, however, does include
Red Cross certification card,
issued following successful
completion of the course.
For additional informa-
tion, call Carl Kleinschmidt,


Graduate Record'

Examination (GRE)

Course at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
College .will conduct a
Graduate 'Record
Examination (GRE) prep
course for five consecutive
Monday and Tuesdays from
March 28 to April 26 from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Student
Union West building, room
The purpose of the
course is to prepare students
for the graduate school
admissions exam. English
and math will be taught. The
fee for the course is $120
and registration will take
place at the reception
counter in the Lifelong
Learning Office on the 2nd
floor of the Student Union
East building, Monday to
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. and on Friday, 8.a.m. to
4 p.m.
For additional informa-
tion, call Jim Barr at 873-

Kindergarten registra-
tion will be held at Port St.
Joe Elementary School on
Wednesday, April 13, from
8:30 a.m. 'to, 1:00 p.m.
Parents should ibiing their
child to the Kindergarten
building along with a copy of
his or her birth certificate,
Social Security card, proof of
immunizations (blue card),
and proof of a Florida physi-
cal within the 'last 12
months. Children must be
five years old on or before
September 1, 2005 in order
to register for Kindergarten.
For more information, call
Port St. Joe Elementary
School at 227-1221.

For All Your.
Advertising Needs. .

The Star

(850) 227-1278.

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, paining and so
much more." Children ages
five to 14 may attend. The
price is $125 for members

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attended the Spring Meetings are at the Scout p.m.

Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes the American Crocodile

in Florida be Downlisted from Endangered to Threatened
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One of America's rarest
reptiles, the American
Crocodile, has so improved
that the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service is proposing
to reclassify it from "endan-
gered" to the less-dire status
of "threatened" in its Florida
range. Annual monitoring of
the crocodile's distinct popu-
lation segment (DPS) in
Florida and its nesting activ-
ity there shows the criteria
for reclassification from
endangered to threatened
have been achieved.
The Service also propos-
es to initiate a five-year
review of the species. The
purpose of a five-year review
is to ensure that listed
species have the appropriate
level of protection under the
Endangered Species Act. A
five-year review considers all
information that has become
available since the original
listing of the American
Crocodile and will, evaluate
population data factors

affecting the species, and
ongoing conservation mea-
"Extensive monitoring of
the American Crocodile pop-
ulation in Florida has been
conducted for many years.
Today, the population of
American Crocodiles in
Florida has grown from less
.than 300 individuals to an
estimated 500 to 1,000 indi-
viduals, not including hatch-
lings. The nesting range has
also expanded on both the
east and west coasts of the
state since the American
Crocodile was [listed," said
Sam D. Hamilton, the
Service's Southeast Regional
Director. "We propose to
reclassify the crocodile to
threatened only within its
current range in Florida,
including coastal areas of
Miami, Dade, Broward,
Monroe and Collier coun-
Since 1975, when the
crocodile was protected

Seagrass Awareness
S ". ..

Day Marcd

The Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve will celebrate, a spe-
cial 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
live seagrass tank, exhibits
and presentations on non-
damaging boating practices,
a demonstration on how biol-
ogists assess seagrass health
and damage from boats, and
fun activities which include
word puzzles, building a sea-
grass community and view-
ing microscopic organisms
that live in and on seagrass.
March is Seagrass
Awareness Month statewide.
Awareness of the problems
facing this vital natural
resource will help to create
an understanding of the
ways seagrass damage can
impact both the economic


and ecological value of our
marine resources. The health
of organisms'in our estuaries
and the Gulf of Mexico
depends largely upon the
health of the region's sea-
grass habitats.
Major threats to' sea-
grass include coastal devel-
opment, dredge and fill pro-.
jects and deteriorating water
'quality. Direct impacts from
improper vessel operation in
bays and other shallow water
areas, especially from pro-
peller scarring, represent a
significant threat to seagrass
habitat that can be easily
avoided. Come learn more
about how you can be part of
the solution.
For more information,
contact the Reserve at 850-

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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

What's the first step
toward selling your home?
Call a realty professional
This might take several steps
if you 'talk to a number of
potential listing agents.
Regardless of'your selection,
they should all ask questions
to determine your particular
Of course, you'll supply
personal information like
name, address, phone, and
email. It's helpful to have
answers to questions like,
"Why do you want to sell?"
and "When?" Any idea what
sale price you're seeking? The
agent will provide detailed
facts to make the best pricing
decision, but that decision is
ultimately yours.
Have a sheet in front of
you to easily answer ques-
tions about your home such
as square footage, number of
bedrooms and bathrooms,

Barefool Propenies
and amenites (Wood floors?
Fireplace? Ne\w appliances'?l.
Any% agent worth their
salt \ill Inquire about where
you re moving, and whether
you know any realty profes-
sionals there. The agent you
select will be a valuable
resource for your move, con-
necting you with a qualified
agent to assist with locating
and purchasing your next
And don't forget to men-
tion how you heard about
your agent! Did you see an ad
in the local homes magazine,
receive a postcard in the mail,
or read an editorial in the
newspaper? The more
answers you have ready, the
more the agent will under-
stand your needs, guarantee-
ing excellent tailored service
and a successful sale
Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Bias Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
www. Captwayne.net

under the Endangered
Species Act, its numbers
have climbed from 10 to 20
nesting females concentrated
in a small area in northeast-
ern Florida Bay. Crocodiles
now are seen frequently
throughout most of their his-
torical range in Florida,
including Key Largo,
Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay
and even occasional nests on
the southwest coast and
Marco Island. During 2003,
61 crocodile nests were dis-
covered in south Florida, and
nesting has increased for
several years. It is suspected
.that the actual number of
nesting females may be high-
er than the 61 nests record-
ed. Approximately 95 per-
cent of the remaining croco-
dile habitat in south Florida
has been acquired by federal,
state and county agencies
and is now protected from
development. These protect-
ed areas should allow the
crocodile population to
expand and may provide
additional nesting opportu-
nities, Hamilton said.
Criteria in the crocodile's
_recovery, plan, are primarily
based on the number of
nests and nesting females.
If this proposal is final-
ized, the American Crocodile
DPS in Florida will continue
to be federally protected as a
threatened species. Federal
agencies would still need to
ensure that activities they
authorize, fund or carry out
are not likely to jeopardize its
continued existence. The
American Crocodile through-
out the remainder of its
range outside of the United
States would remain endan-
gered. The state of Florida
provides legal protection for
the American Crocodile with-
in the State. The American
Crocodile is listed as endan-
gered under the Florida
Wildlife Code.
The American Crocodile
is a large greenish-gray rep-
tile. It is one of two native
crocodilians (the other, the
American Alligator) that
occur in the continental
United States. The American
Crocodile is distinguished
from the American Alligator
by a relatively narrow, more
pointed snout and by an
indentation in the upper jaw
that leaves the fourth tooth
of the lower jaw exposed
when the mouth is closed. In
Florida, the American
Crocodile ranges in size from
10.3 inches at hatching to an
upper length of 12.5 feet.
The American Crocodile
is found in coastal regions of
the Atlantic and Pacific
coasts, southern Mexico,
Central America and north-
ern South America, as well
as the Caribbean islands. In
the United States, the croco-
dile is limited in distribution
to the southern tip of main-
land Florida and the upper
Florida Keys.
The Service invites pub-
lic comments on its proposal
to reclassify the American
Crocodile distinct vertebrate
population segment in
Florida from endangered to
threatened status and to aid
in the five-year review
process for the species.
Comments may be directed
to the, Field Supervisor,
South Florida Ecological
Services Field Office, U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service,
1339 20th Street, Vero
Beach, Florida. 32960, and
will be accepted through May
23. Requests for a public
hearing must be submitted
to the same address by May
9. For more information, call
(772) 562-3909.

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Sharon M. McGhee

McGhee Joins Gulf Coast

Electric Cooperative

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is proud to
announce the addition of
Sharon M. McGhee, CPA to
its staff.
McGhee is, Accounting
Supervisor for the
Cooperative. Her job duties'
include supervising all
accounting and fiscal func-
tions of Gulf Coast Electric.
McGhee graduated from
Clark University in
Massachusetts and has a
strong background working
for non-profit organizations.
She most recently worked as
the resident CPA for the

Florida Lottery.
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
City, Fountain and

Please Join Congressman Allen Boyd for a

Social Security Community Meeting

On Monday, April 4,
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) will host a
community meeting for con-
stituents to express their
concerns and ask questions
about Social Security.
Congressman Boyd will also
explain the Social Security
*reform legislation he has
recently introduced in
"With the debate over
Social Security reform domi-
nating national news pro-
grams, I urge the residents of
Gulf and Franklin Counties
to attend the community
meeting so we can personal-
ly discuss the issue of Social

Security," said Congressman
Boyd. "This meeting will
allow for an open and honest
discussion about Social
Security, the long term,
financial problems with the
system, and the possible
solutions for fixing this vital
program so that all
Americans can have a safe
and secure retirement."
Social Security
Community Meeting with
Congressman Allen Boyd
Monday, April 4, 2005 11:30
am 12:30 pm EDT Gulf
Coast Community College
3800 Garrison Avenue, Port
St. Joe.

Free Dogwood Trees

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

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

Taking Vitamins to Treat Illness

Vitamins are taking on, a
new role in health care to
help manage or treat disease.
You may only think of
your over-the-counter multi-
vitamin as backup for not
getting enough vitamins in
your diet. But researchers
are finding ways for vitamins
to do more.
The March issue of Mayo
Clinic Health Letter explains
how vitamins are used as
prescribed drugs:
*Vitamins to manage
cardiovascular health: Whenr
your body breaks down pro-
tein, a by-product is homo-
cysteine (ho-mo-SIS-teen).

High homocycsteine in the
blood is, linked to heart dis-
ease and stroke. A number of
factors are thought to influ-
ence increased homocys-
teine, including a lack of cer-
tain B vitamins.
*Niacin (vitamin B-3) to
improve '"good" cholesterol:
Taken at prescribed levels,
niacin can potentially boost
high-density lipoprotein
(HDL) the "good" cholesterol
by 15 to 30 percent or
occasionally up to 50 per-
*Riboflayin (vitamin B-2)
to. help improve migraines:
Very preliminary evidence

has found that high doses of
riboflavin might help prevent
migraines for some people.
Taking vitamins as med-
icine should be done under a
doctor's supervision. The
recommended doses can be
significantly higher than
those in a multivitamin and
may cause side effects.
Tuning the Mind to Help
the Body
Stressed out? Don't be
surprised if your doctor sug-
gests meditation..
Several clinical trials in
recent years have looked at
meditation as a way to man-
age and reduce stress, both

physical and mental. And the
preliminary results of these
studies have been encourag-
Meditation takes many
forms, but the goal of all of
them is to focus your atten-
tion. Meditation is a mind-
body process. When focused,
the mind is calmed and the
body can relax, creating a
sense of well-being. The
mind's health influences the
body's health.
The March issue of Mayo
Clinic Health Letter says that
mediation can reduce:
High blood pressure
*Substance abuse
*Post-traumatic stress
*Visits to health care
You can take a class to
learn meditation or learn, it
by using books or tapes.
Meditation doesn't
replace medical treatment,
but it appears to reduce
stress and may positively
influence the effect of more
standard treatment.
Ways to Delay Dementia
Alzheimer's and other
forms of dementia are not
inevitable with aging.
In recent years,
researchers have identified
many factors that may slow
or prevent the development
of Alzheimer's and other
forms of dementia. The
March issue of Mayo Clinic
Health Letter outlines some.
Control diabetes, high
blood pressure, high choles-
terol levels and obesity.
There's increasing evidence
that these major risk factors
for heart disease and stroke
may also predispose people
to dementia.
Vascular dementia, a
common form of the illness,
results from damage related
to small and large blood ves-
sel disease. By controlling
cardiovascular risk factors,
you may prevent the block-
ages and damage to the
blood vessels to your brain
that can lead to this condi-
Manage depression. Like
dementia, depressions can
cause difficulty in remem-
bering, thinking clearly and
concentrating. Sometimes,
depression occurs with
dementia. Treating depres-
sion won't stop dementia
from progressing, but it
could help minimize its
Keep your mind sharp.
Some researchers' believe
that lifelong learning may
promote the growth of addi-
tional synapses in your
brain, and, therefore, reduce
the risk of dementia. Try
reading, writing stories or
playing cards or checkers. Or
start a new hobby. Studies
have found an association
between frequent participa-
tion in intellectually stinu-
lating activities and reduced
risk of Alzheimer's.
Stay connected with
friends. Spending time with
family and friends, volun-
teering or joining a group
,helps stimulate your memo-
ry, concentration and mental

Socks Needs a Home

Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Socks, nice male
kitty, seven months old,
neutered and shots; (pic-
tured); Sadie, female Setter
puppy; Jetta, beautiful
lab/chow cross female;
Kojak, extra nice male, about
seven months old; and four
lab/chow pups about three
months old.
A Siamese male, stub
tale and already neutered;

eight other small pups
including one beagle; Yuma,
nice, male kitty, six months
old, neutered/shots; Max
and Meagan, walker mix
pups ,about five months old;
.and always cats and kitties.
Please go see!
For more information,
contact the St.. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjbhumane-

Hula Classes

Lisa and Malia Faipea, of
the Kapakai Nalo Outrigger
Canoe Club, will be offering
hula classes beginning May
11 at the Community Center
in Port St. Joe.
Hula lessons will be held
on Thursday, with classes
for both children and adults.
Kids from ages 8-12 will
meet from 3-4:30, and ages
13 and up will meet from 7-
Lisa Faipea learned the
hula while in the army, sta-
tioned in Hawaii. Herdaugh-
ter, Malia, began studying
hula at age five, and per-
formed in Waikiki at age
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 expens-
es, and a percentage will be
given to local charity organi-
zations including the
Humane Society and
American Caner Society.
Classes will be limited to
25 kids and 50 adults. If the
demand for. the classes
grows, another class may be
Information on hula
classes in Wewahitchka will
be announced at a later date.
For registration informa-
tion, contact Lisa Faipea at
227-7014 or the Kapakai
Nalo Outrigger Canoe Club
at 227-3343.


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1999 ;F-150 XLT ext
cab White with Tan
Interior 109,000 miles
great truck runs good
new breaks and tires
tool box bedliner and
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Ice Cold Air $8300,00
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dep. 639-5721.

2BR furn trailer past
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rent. Just over one
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& sewer hookup. 229-
8959 leave message. :

Home or Office 3
BR/ BA hbme. located
in cornnercia) district
on Wood\ard Ave Call
227-6224. tfn3/17

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

Golf course, 2BR/1,5
BA townhouse steps
from clubhouse. One
month to one year
rental, furnished or
unfurnished. Screened
porch overlooks
stream and links.
Cooperative neighbors;
quiet area. $1100 to
$1300 per month. 850-
227-8719. 4tp3/10

Oks4Me0 Gara Ave, Pert St. Jo, F
. (PrirtinePools,etdoortMunit)
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone

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


Climate Control

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

a5x10 10x10 10x20

On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week

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

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

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. fcs/i


Furniture & Refinishing
234 Reid Ave.-229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums t...

.. ... ..
.. .:i' Ready to
.Sq4S'I Finish

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

Saturday, April 2,
2005 8:00 12:00 133
Barbara Drive, Port St.
Joe. Furniture, dishes,
clothes, tools. A little
bit of everything.

245 Nan Nook Mex.
Beh. Fri & Sat. April 1-
2 9-4 CST. Household
& kitchen items. Sm.
appliances, end tables,
antique 4 poster bed.
hardware, clothes &
much more, something
for everywhere. Follow
the signs from Hwy 98
1@ 19th St. ltp3/31

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

Moving Sale Fri. Sat, &
Sun. 8-6 288 Red Fish
;St. 2 air conditioners,
furnace microwave &
.fan, entertainment
"center. RV, jet ski,
camper 'top. All very
reasonable. ltp3/31

Moving Sale Loud
stereo, recliners,
tables, odds n ends -
.341 Ponderosa Pines.
Jones Homestead.

Multi-family garage
sale Sat. April 2nd @
7CT 422 Arizona Dr.
(off 15th St.) Mexico
Beach. Household
items & sporting
goods. ltp3/31

St. Joseph State Park
is looking for a season-
al employee starting
salary $8/hr. Must'
have valid DL. Please
call 227-1327 for more
information. ltp3/31

A&A HoieCare, Inc. -
A & A has an immedi-'
ate opening for a FT,
RN. May be required to
assist in servicing the
Franklin county area.
Great pay and work
environment with ben-
efits available. May fax
resume to 850-639-
3337 or apply in per-
son at 21,1 N Hwy 71 in
Wewahitchka. ltc3/31

Savage Services Corp.
is seeking an organized
and detail oriented
uidi\idual for a chemi-
cal transloading facility
in the Port St Joe,
Panama City. Florida
area We are looking
for a person capable of
working in a team
environment, have
ability to work with
minimal supervision,
good communication
skills and computer
experience. This per-
son will be responsible
for customer service
functions such as.
answering phones,
data entry, arriving
and departing trucks,
Daily load scheduling,
shipping documenta-
tion preparation,
maintain files, com-
pleting railcar bill of
ladings & consign-.
ments orders. Various
daily shipment report-
ing. We offer competi-
tive wages. benefits'
and are E.O.E. and
Drug free. Please for-
ward, resume and
salary. histories to:
(610) 970-8910 or mail
to 152 :E High St.,
Suite 200,, Pottstown,
PA 19464. ltp3/31

Now hiring wait staff
Amanda's Bistro, in
Mex. Bch. must be 18
648-5102. 2tp3/31

Electrician must have
tools & transportation
min. 2 yrs exp. Call
227-1739. ltp3/31

Bayside Lumber. &
Building Materials Port
St. Joe, FL. Now taking,
applications for the fol-
lowing positions:
* Experienced Boom
truck driver
* Experienced Mill
work manager.
Apply in person to:
Bayside Lumber 516
First St. Port St. Joe,
FL. Drug Free
Workplace. 2tc3/31


Competitive pay
Tuition reimbursement
Uniform allowance
Carrie Harrison/Human
Resources Director



TV Stands, Wall Lamps, Nightstands,
King & Queen Beds, etc.



1/2 PRICE.


For more information or to view property
please call Silvia @ (850) 227-9800.

el : j

North Florida Child
Development, Inc. is
seeking a teacher for
its South Gulf County
Early Child Develop-
ment Center. Will
instruct children (ages
3-5 years) in activities
designed to promote
social, physical, and
intellectual .growth
needed to prepare for
school. An associate

degree in Early
Childhood Education
is preferred or a cur-
rent CDA and active
enrollment in the asso-
ciate degree program.
Must meet all require-
ments as mandated by
the Department of
Children and Families.
Requires occasional
lifting of preschool
children. Accurate and
timely records. Only
team players consid-
ered. DFWP/M-F/7-
.NFCD, Inc.,, Attn:
Sebrina McGill, PO
Box 38, Wewahitchka
FL 32465, (850) 639-
5080 *10, Fax 639-
4173; Sebrina@head-
Sstartnf.org 2tc3/31

The Gulf County Board
of County' Commis-
sioners is accepting
applications for a GIS
Coordinator. Applica-
tions and a complete
job description are
aVailable in dur HR
office or at www.gulf-.
* countygovernment.co
m EOE Application
deadline is Tuesday,
4/12/05 5:00 pm EST.
For more information,
please contact Denise
Manuel, Human
Resources Director at
850-229-5335. Gulf
County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity /
Affirmative Action
/s/ Nathan Peters,
Jr., Chairman
/s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk 2tc3/31

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 e-mail
to: sallbritton@bblmail
.com 4tc'3/10

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

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 arid 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
647-3160 t3,24


An established local real estate office is search-
ing for licensed real estate agents interested in
:being part of a.growing agency that offers
extensive agent training, professional support
staff, and a progressive compensation package.

Interested parties email resume and/or call for
an appointment.

Prudential Resort Realty
1252 Cape San Bias Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-7891 Ext. 104
e-mail: libiat@abeachdream.com
21 3/31

Collins Vacation

Rentals, Inc.

is expanding its
extraordinary service team
by adding the following positions:



Weekends, May August

Benefit and salary packages are
dependent upon position and

For consideration contact:
Marie Allen, Human Resources
Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc.
60 East Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

A major marketing force
on St. George Island since 1973


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

Small Engine
Mechanic experience
required. Salary, com-
mission & benefits.
Apply in person. St.
Joe Rent-All. 706 1st
St, PSJ. tfn3/10

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

Professional wanted
part or full time five,
days a week experi-
ence with QuickBooks
and construction
industry ,preferred.
Salary negotiable
based, on experience.
Must have ability to
work with public.
Contact Gulf to Bay
Construction and
Development 229-
7799. 2tc3/24

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

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

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

Poston Road
2300sf. 4BR, 2 Bath
recent ranch style
home in country set-
ting.. Investment
potential. Near mari-
na at Cook Bayou.
Poston Road
1752sf. 3BR, 2Bath
neat as a pin ranch in
quiet setting.
Investment potential.
Near fishing at Cook
Bayou. $549,000.
Don Yarbrough 850-
648-4618, eoldwell
Banker 800-868-0405

FstW,.A 1 R a Chr, nr9 oGIf Co.,nh, ntva ndsrrounding areas for 67 years

csIUaousnea t lio oerving % 7uir tuumy UIu ulivuJ m '' w

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

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

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

Sony 46" Projection TV
8 yrs old. Works great.
$1700 new. $300. Call
227-9057. 2tp3/31

For Sale: Sony Mavica
Disk camera $75.
Starter computer,
apple Macintosh Bondi
Imac $125. Call 227-
7723. Itp3/31

Personal Mausoleum -
2 space over & under
in Holly Hill Cemetery
in Port St. Joe. Priced
to sell for $4.000 Will
consider all offers.
Reason for selling is
relocation 'out of state.
Call 647-8726. or leave
message.' 2tp3/31

Tomato/Pepper Plants
- 15 each. Many vari-
eties. From Wewa IGA
go pass ambulance.
building 1 block to
entrance sign. 639-
2885, 4tp3/31

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

Wewa 110 Evergreen
St. Home & land com-
pletely fenced wash
house w/almost new
Kenmore washer &
dryer, new refrig. car-
port/storage room,
large front &, back
porch, extra building
can be converted to 2
bed home w/large
porch & beautiful win-,
dows. Main house 2
bed/2 bath large liv. &
dining room. Part.
furn. built in cabinets
1/2 mile from Lands
Landing. 639-5669.

Port St. Joe, nice
3BR/2BA brick corner
lot carport, workshop,
almost new .roof.
$240K. Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-
2473. 2tp3/31

St. Joe Beach, nice
2BR/lBa townhouse.
$299,000. Pelican
Walk Real Estate 850-
647-2473. 2tp3/31

Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty
Open House 310
Fortner Ave. Mex.
Beach 10am Central.
Sat & Sun. April 2 & 3.

Howard Creek 7610
Doc Whitfield Road -
Well kept home on
Corner Lot. 2Br/
1.5Ba. With plenty
extras,. boathouse,
workshop, screened in
porch, fruit trees,
palms, deep 100' well,
across street from H/C
,boat landing.,
$125,000. Gary Poole-
Coldwell Banker 899-

Howard Creek 6254
Doc Whitfield Rd.
Relax in the peace and
beauty .of Howard
Creek. This home has
plenty to offer for those
seeking country living.
Fishing and hunting
abounds. Plus, you get
a 3bdrm, 2ba, large liv-
ing rm, and screened
in porch on a nice lot;
$92,000. Gary Poole-
Coldwell Banker 899-

White City 3BR/2BA
great for fisherman.
135K Pelican Walk
lReal Estate 850-647-
2473. 2tp3/31

St. Joe Beach, Gulf
view lots 1st block
water & sewer avail.
beach access $219,000
Pelican Walk Real
Estate 850-647-2473.

Beacon Hill, mobile'
home 2 lots close to
beach, $450,000
Pelican Walk Real
Estate 850-647-2473.

2.21 acres for sale in
Overstreet 3/4 of the
way already cleared.
Price is $125,000.
Seller is ready tq 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 \dew 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-
527-0441. ltp3/24

Vacant land
Overstreet, Howard
Creek. Lots to choose
from. Call for details
Pelican Walk Real
Estate 850-647-2473.

St. Joe Beach Deed
Restricted Subdivision
short walk to beach.
3Bd/2Ba 1769 H&C
large lot, 10 ft ceilings,
open floor plan, hot
tub outside, too many
extras to list. $420,000
Call 850-647-6110.

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/FEMAl
Just $499,9001
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,
x108, OR Local 227-
7979, x108. 2tc3/24

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

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 filtratlon system,
just ct\o blocks from
Howard Creek Boat
Landing $220,000,
Call Gary Poole -
Coldwell Banker 769-
8971/ 800-868-0405
or Cell 899-1134.
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



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QuickBooks Pro a plus. Experienced
only need apply. Fax resume 'with cover
letter detailing salary requirement to

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We offer great benefits to qualifying
employees such as 401k, group medical
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Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years

1/2 acre lot in Mexico
Beach for 'sale by
owner. 225 Bailey Lane
in Grand Isle Subdivi-
sion. Under-ground
utilities, homes only,
just a short walk to the
beach through a nice
quiet neighborhood. 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

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 coiling 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

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.

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

St. Joe Beach Sea
Shores Sub. 8003
Alabama Ave. Nice 3
BR/2 BA home, tile
floors, treyed ceiling in
living room, master
bdrm has jacuzzi tub
with sep. shower. Enc.
inground pool & cook-
out area, double car
garage plus addl park-
ing area for boat or.RV,
Priced to sell at
$375,000 Call Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
Local (850) 527-2560,
office 800-329-4959.

Mexico Beach Trade
Winds B beachside,
Gulfview, 3 BR/3.5 BA
townhouse, garage,
furnished, like new
cond. $495,000. Joan
Lovelace Mexico Beach
Harmon. Realty 800-
239-4959 local 850-
527-2560 www. the-
beachside.com tfc6/24

Mexico Beach, 208
8th St., beautiful lot
with. 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home. Open floor plan,
landscaped yard, extra
parking area for RV or
boat parking. Road
access front & back.
French doors lead to
deck area with hot tub.
Short walk to beach
and restaurants.
$325,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
tfc /27

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 paved
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
onel $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
Golden Rule Pet
Sitting Service -
Going away and wish
not to jail the four
legged kids? Working
long hours and need
the dog walked?
Mature, reliable, pet
owner and sitter, (in
business six years) will
make house visits.
(Mail pick up and plant
care included.) Refer-
red,by Local vets. Call
Diana: 227-5770 or
648-5081. 2tp3/24

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: 648r5081, 227-
8225, or 227-5770.

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Upgrades, networking.
Free phone support.
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Services, 6536 Hwy.
98, St. Joe Beach.
Local phone 258-1525

The Department arinunces
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.pr, Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays,
at the Northwest District office
at 160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794
Publish March 24 & 31, 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 Thirsday, 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
rlcr,n i : l Flu mlI, .i rd. ,
E l,.,:m,:il 5.:.,-.nurj. ,:,:. rr.ai, ,
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
Architect=s office; (2) mall 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. toe Humane Society
reserves the right to waive
irregularities and to reject any
and all Bids.
Publish March 24, 31 & April


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Notice is hereby given that the
City of Port St. Joe's primary
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
Elections' office.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk .
Publish March 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 Board, 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 Don' Rich,
Coordinator of Transportation
and Facility Services at 229-
Publish March 24 & 31, 2005
Request for Proposal
The Downtown
Redevelopment Agency of Port
St. Joe will receive sealed pro-
posals'No. DRA-001'in the.
office of Carol Davis in person
at 305 Cecil Costin Blvd, Port
St. Joe, Florida, by mail at P.O.
Box 278, Port St. Joe, Florida,
32457 until 5:00 pm eastern
time. April 11, 2005, for land-
scaping and grounds keeping
services for Reid Avenue.
Submittal forms are,
available in the office of the
Carol Davis, 305 Cecil Costin
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida,
(850) 229-8261, Monday
through Friday, between 9:00
am and 5:00 pm. Proposals
will be publicly opened and
read April 12, 2005, during the
Regular Meeting of the
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency Board in the City Fire
Station, Port St. Joe, Florida.
/s/ Carol Davis
Publish March 31 & April 7
The Board of City
Commissioners of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will
hold a Public Hearing
When: April 5, 2005
Time: '5:00 pm


Where: Commission
Agenda: St. Joseph Lake
The Board of City
Commissioners of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will
hold a Public Workshop
When: April 5, 2005
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Commission
Agenda: Annual Audit
All persons are invited
to attend these meetings.
needing special accommoda-
tions to participate in this
proceedings should contact
Pauline Pendarvis, City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at
City Hall, Telephone No.
(850) 229-8261.
Publish March.31 & April 7
The Department
announces receipt of an appli-
cation, file number 23-
0243920-001-DF, for a permit
from Creekside Partners, LLC,
to construct a 80 unit, single-
family residential development,
associated infrastructure, a
boat ramp with dock, and an
at-grade nature trail and
boardwalk along Wetappo
Creek, in Sections 23 and 26,
Township 05 South, Range 11
West, Latitude/Longitude, 300
01' 36" North, 85 19' 14" West,
Gulf County.
This application is being
processed and is available for
public inspection during nor-
mal business'hours, 8:00 am.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal 'holidays,
at the Northwest District
Tallahassee Branch Office at
2815 Remington Green Circle,
Suite A, Tallahassee. Florida
Publish March 31, 2005
a Florida Corporation, et al
- Case No. 99-347-CA
that the onr,.^,.;,... Clerk of
Circuit C -un .:.i ,Lul! County,
Florida, pursuant to the
Amended Summary Final
Judgement of mortgage fore-
closure entered in this cause,
will sell at the Front Door of
the Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00
A.M. EST on April 15, 2005,
the following described parcel
of real property, to-wit:
That part of the fol-
lowing described
parcel lying North
of the center line of
the Southerly wall
of the original
Mildred S. Lanier
store building
(Spencer Dime
Store Building) as
though said line
were extended fro
'.the Southwesterly
corner of said build-
ing and extended
through the center
of said wall all the
way to '.the
Easternmost line of
the following
A parcel of land being a
portion of the Southeast
Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter of
Section 24, Township 4
South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida,
and being more particu-
larly described as fol-
Commence at the
Southwest Corner of the
Southeast Quarter of
the Southwest Quarter
of said Section 24;
thence go South 90
degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds East along the
south boundary line of
said Section 24 for
294.17 feet; thence go
North 02 degrees 27
minutes 43 seconds
East for 13.96 feet;
thence go North 05
degrees 40 minutes 12
seconds East for 58.03
feet; thence go North 12
degrees 45 minutes 33
seconds East for 96.69
feet; thence go North 21

degrees 40 minutes 07
seconds East for 64.20
feet to a point on the
Easterly right of way
line (as maintained) of
State Road No. 71 for
NING. From said Point
of Beginning continue
North 21 degrees 40
minutes 07 seconds
East along said Easterly
right of way line for
32.29 feet; thence go
North 24 degrees 31
minutes 45 seconds
East along said Easterly
right of way line for
96.08 feet; thence go
North 24 degrees 08
minutes 32 seconds
East along said Easterly
right ofway line for 1.51
feet; thence departing
said right of way line go
South 90 degrees 00
minutes 00 seconds
East for 170.08 feet;
thence go South 20
degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds West for 114.11
feet; thence go South 89
degrees 54 minutes 15
seconds West for 68.86
feet; thence go South 00
degrees 30 minutes 45
seconds West for 102.37
feet; thence go North 89
degrees 25 minutes 42
seconds West for 13.03
feet; thence go North 00
degrees 33 minutes 23
seconds East for 88.96
feet; thence go North 90
degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds West for 102.37
feet to the Point of
Beginning Said parcel of
land containing 0.49,
acres, more or less.
In accordance with F.S.
45.031(2), the successful high
bidder, if oth:r ,bi the
Plaintiff, shall :..-i. .lth the
Clerk a deposit equal to five (5)
percent of the final bid or
.$1,000.00, ,whichever is less.
The balance shall be paid to
the Clerk within twenty-four
hours of the sale: otherwise the
Clerk shall readvertise the sale
and pay all costs of the sale
from the deposit. Any remain-
ing funds shall be applied
toward the judgment. The suc-
cessful high bid shall be exclu-'
sive of the Clerk's registry fee
and documentary stamps on
the Certificate of Title.
THIS NOTICE dated this 24
day of March, 2005
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of Circuit Court
Publish March 31 & April 7,

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NorthI24NdegrE S 3

North 24" degrees 31
minutes 45 seconds
East along said Easterly
right of way line for
96.08 feet; thence go
North 24 degrees 08
minutes 32 seconds
East along said Easterly
right of way line for 1.51
feet; thence departing
said right of way line go
South 90 degrees 00
minutes 00 seconds
East for 170.08 feet;
thence go South 20
degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds West for 114.11
feet; thence go South 89
degrees 54 minutes 15
seconds West for 68.86
feet; thence go South 0,0
degrees 30 minutes 45
seconds West for 102.37
feet; thence go North 89
degrees 25 minutes 42
seconds West for 13.03
feet; thence go North 00
degrees 33 minutes 23
seconds East for 88.96
feet; thence go North 90
degrees 00 minutes 00

a Florida Corporation. et al
Case No. 99-348-CA
that the undersigned, Clerk of
Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Florida, pursuant to' the
Amended Summary Final
Judgement of mortgage fore-
closure entered in this cause,
will sell at the Front Door of
the Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00
A.M. EST on April 15, 2005,
the following described parcel
of real property, to-wit:
That part of the fol-
lowing described
parcel lying South
of the center line of
the Southerly wall
of the original
Mildred S. Lanier
store building
(Spencer Dime
Store Building) as
though said line
were extended fro
the Southwesterly
corner of said build-
,ing and extended
through the center
of said wall all the
way to the
Easternmost line of
the following
A parcel of land being a
portion of the Southeast
Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter of
Section 24, Township 4
South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida,
and being more particu-
larly described as fol-
Commence at the
Southwest Corner of the
Southeast 'Quarter of
the Southwest Quarter
of said Section 24;
thence : go South 90
degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds East along the
south boundary line of
said Section 24 for
294.17 feet; thence go
North 02 degrees 27
minutes 43 seconds
East for 13.96 feet;
thence go North 05
degrees'40 minutes 12
seconds East for 58.03
feet; thence go North 12
degrees 45 minutes 33
seconds East for 96.69
feet; thence go'North 21
degrees 40 minutes 07
seconds East for 64.20
feet to a point on the
Easterly right of way
line (as maintained) of
State Road No. 71 for
NING. From said Point
of Beginning continue
North 21 degrees 40
minutes 07 seconds
East along said Easterly
right of way line for
32.29 feet; thence go

seconds west for u2.37I
feet to the Point of
Beginning Said parcel of
land containing 0.49
acres, more or less.
In accordance with F.S.
45.031(2). the successful high
bidder, if other than the
Plaintiff, shall post with the
Clerk a deposit. equal to five (5)
percent of the final bid or
$1,000.00, whichever is less.
The balance shall be paid to
the Clerk within twenty-four
hours of the sale; otherwise the
Clerk shall readvertise the sale
and pay all costs of the sale
from the deposit. Any remain-
ing funds shall be applied
toward the judgment. The suc-
cessful high bid shall be exclu-
sive of the Clerk's registry fee
and documentary stamps on
the Certificate ofTitle.
THIS NOTICE dated this 24
day of March, 2005
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of Circuit Court
Publish March 31 & April 7,

Captain Plair led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Consent Agenda,
as follows:
1. Minutes February 8,
2005 Regular.Meeting
2. B.C.C. Letter
Chairman to Whom it May
Concern (Letter of
3. Bid Award #0405-03
(Gulf County Library Addition)
-Fisher Construction Co., Inc.
4. Development Order -
Windswept at Cape San Bias
Subdivision (Parcel ID #06268
570R #06268-572R *
5. Grant Agreement -
D.E.P. Beach Restoration
Study ($1,070,000.00) State
Homeland Security Grant
6. Inventory Gulf County
rE.S.U. (Transfer'#145-34 to
Gulf County Sheriff Office -
1994 Ford F-250 Truck)
7. Invoice Agency for
Health Care Administration -
Medicaid (December, 2004
*$2,729.43 to be paid from
Account #52264-34100) Bay
Medical Center H,C.R.A.
(#04252-00026 $896.02 / to
be paid from Accoupt #51462-
31500). Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Review Plat of South Long
SEstates, Phase II (#72816 *
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FEBRUARY 22, 2005
The Gulf County Board of'
County Commissioners met
this date in regular session
with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr., Vice Chairman
Carmen L. McLemore, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor,
Bill Williams, and Jerry W.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts.
Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator Staff
Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Building Inspector Lee
Cdllinsworth, Emergency
Management Director R. Larry
Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffin,
G.I.S. Director Penny Ford,
Maintenance Superintendent
Steve Mork, Planner .David
Richardson, Assistant Planner
Andrew Rowell, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, and
Sheriffs Office Captain Bobby
Captain Plair called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
Gary White opened the
meeting with prayer, and


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Aerount # 1i11i--1fia
Preble RIsh, Ine. Rstew l PNat
of Sunshtie Subdhvtkon
(#72816 $00,008 to be. paIl
from Account #81 11--33100)
8. Job Notter
Maintenance Department
Advertise Maintenatnce li
Position = Public Works
Department Advertise Prison
Crew Foreman II Position
9. Policy Manufactured
Mobile Home Placement
10. Proclamation Port St.
Joe Chapter of the Lions Club
International, as follows:
WHEREAS, the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners recognize fifty
years of dedicated community
civic work of the Port St. Joe
Chapter of the Lions Club
International; and
WHEREAS,.the Lions Club
has provided Invaluable service
to the residents of the City.
County and the State of Florida;
WHEREAS, the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners believes in citi-
zen involvement in the improve-
ment of our society: and
WHEREAS, this dedication
to civic duty results in a great
benefit to our communities;
IT PROCLAIMED on behalf of
Gulf County on this date.
February 16, 2005, that the
Port St. Joe Chapter of the
Lions Club International be rec-
ognized and congratulated on
its 50th Anniversary of the
Club's continued commitment
and dedication to our commu-
11. Proposal Highland
View Water Tank Repairs -
12. Refund Culvert Permit
Fee Connie Klein ($50.00 to
be paid from Account #10120-
13. Resolution Emergency
Management Local Mitigation
Strategy, as follows:
WHEREAS, the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners created a Local
Mitigation Strategy Task Force
comprised of County and
municipal representatives, pri-
vate citizens, local and regional
agencies involved in hazard
mitigation activities, and agen-
cies having authority to regu-
late development. including
businesses and other private
and non-profit interests; and
WHEREAS, the Board
charged the Task Force with
the responsibility to assess the
hazards facing the County and
to identify initiatives designed
to reduce the impact of those
hazards; and
WHEREAS, the Task Force
has completed the hazard
assessment and has identified
numerous initiatives designed
to reduce the impact of future
disasters; and
WHEREAS, the Task Force
has incorporated their findings
and recommendations into the
Gulf County Local Mitigation
Strategy; and
WHEREAS, the Board is
committed to reducing the
impact of hazards for all
County residents; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf
County Local Mitigation
Strategy supports hazard miti-
gation actions throughout the
entire County;
adopts the Gulf County Local
Mitigation Strategy to reflect
the current need and citizen
desire to identify and imple-
ment hazard mitigation initia-
tives that will reduce the
County's susceptibility to
numerous hazards. And, at the
appropriate time, the Board will
develop and submit funding-
proposals to the appropriate
agencies to implement the haz-
ard mitigation initiatives-identi- -
fled in the Gulf County Local
ADOPTED this 22nd day
of February, 2005.
14. S.H.I.P. Subordination"
Agreement.(Ake/City Financial)
Subordination. Agreement
(Christie/Bayside Savings
Bank) Subordination
Agreement (Thursbay
/Accredited Home)
15. Special Projects
Payments, as follows:
Dist. 2 G.C.I. Employees
Club Dinners for Senior
Citizens $250.00
W.E.S. 6th Grade Class -
Graduation $150.00
W.E.S. Odyssey of the
Mind Team $250.00
Dist. 3 Griffin Sand &.
Concrete Co., Inc. Donnie
Brake Park $578.70
St. Joe Hardware Co., Inc. -
White City Park $41.10
St. Joe Hardware Co., Inc. -
White City Park $39.31
St. Joe Hardware Co., Inc. -
White City Park $6.57
Dist. 4 Wabash Valley, Inc.
Nathan Peters Park $1,309.66
Barco Products Nathan
Peters Park $945.00
Davida Byrd Scholarship -
Donation $500.00
Norris D. Langston
Scholarship Donation
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
land use change ordinance,
County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by
title and called for public com-
ment.. There being no public
comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to adopt
the following titled ordinance'.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
#02792-010 R, 5.0 ACRES OFA
Complete Ordinance on
file with Clerk *
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
land use change ordinance,
County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by
title and called for public com-

ment. There being nopublic
comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to adopt
the following titled ordinance.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
#03324-300R, LOT 20, 2.92

i ,,nla. It Ordinance on
file ..ii. i I .l ri
Pursuant to advwrillsement
to hold a public hearing to con-
aider adoption of a proposed
land use change ordinance,
County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by
title and called for public com-
ment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following titled ordinance.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
#03326-226R, 5.23 ACRES OF
Complete Ordinance on
file with Clerk *
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
land use change ordinance,
County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by
title and called for public com-
ment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner
Barnes motioned to adopt the
following titled ordinance.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, ahd it passed
S#06315-OOOR, 5.0 ACRES
Complete Ordinance on
file with Clerk *
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Overstreet Partners, LLC
(Parcel ID #03495-00OR).
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat for Overstreet
Partners, LLC. contingent upon
;road access being approved by
the County, agencies.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion,',and it passed
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider an encroachment vari-
ance for Ronald K. Gilmer
(Parcel ID #06269-023R),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to allow a 10-foot
roadway setback variance to
relocate storm damaged struc-
ture landward. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a large-scale map amend-
ment for Albert Cumbie and
Sunset Pointe Development,
LLC (Parcel ID #02973-010R),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve a large-
scale map amendment chang-
ing 43.337 acres from agricul-
tural to residential low density
land use. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and It passed unanimously.
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed' the Harmon
Millworks, Inc. Project, and
stated that after the grant
agreement is signed the project
must be completed within 24
months. He requested that the
Board allow County engineers
to do some work near the big
ditch (Install a culvert), stating
that the grant funds will not
cover the cost. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that the culvert project will cost
less than $4,000.00.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this
request, contingent upon
Harmon Millworks paying the
cost of the culvert project if the
C.D.B.G. Grant is not awarded.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the land exchange
for the remaining lots at the
Gulf County Industrial Park for
40 acres at Fleming Curve, and
recommended that the Board
allow Taunton Truss to begin
building on the remaining lots
(expanding their business).
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve a tempo-
rary lease agreement with
Taunton Truss for the remain-
ing lots (until land closing).
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion for discussion
and, after discussion, the
motion passed unanimously.

Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to hold (Chairman
not sign) the repair proposal for
the Highland View water tank
until the Board is notified that
the insurance company will pay
for the repairs, in the amount of
$41,557.00 (less the
deductible). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and It passed unani-
Chief Administrator Mitller
reported that D,C,A, approved
the County's deciiolol o reject
the C.D.B,G. Ettnalnering
Services Bid o-i" r'. *,,' 1,1:1 .I
to re-advertise,

Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the timer for pub-
lic speaking has been installed
in the Board Room and is ready
for use during public discus-
Upon recommendation by
Road Department
Superintendent Knee.
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to transfer Chris
Wood to the Road Department
Tractor Operator I Position,
effective immediately.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed three roads within the
County that are damaged due
to heavy trucks (Red Fish
Street, Shell Road. Chapel
Lane). Road Department
Superintendent Knee reported
that the estimated costs to
repair the roads are: Red Fish
Street $40'875.00, Chapel
Lane $24,270.00, and Shell
Road $45,845.00. Upon dis-
cussion by Commissioner
Williams. County Attorney
McFarland discussed impact
fees and the overweight trucks
driving on these roads. He rec-
ommended that the Board con-
sider placing a weight limit on
County roads. Commissioner
McLemore discussed the need
to repair these roads to handle
heavy traffic. After discussion
by members of the Board,
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed growth, traffic, and the
roads in Gulf County.
AWARD BID #0405-07 1
Upon recommendation by
Planner Richardson,
Commissioner Williams
motioned to award Bid #0405-
07 for a 75-foot Aerial
Apparatus (Ladder Truck) for
the Beaches Fire Department to
Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., in
the amount of $449,990.00.
Commissioner Barnes second-
-ed the motion, and it passed
Upon recommendation by
Planner Richardson,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to advertise to receive
sealed bids for financing of the
75-foot. Aerial Apparatus
(Ladder Truck) for the Beaches
Fire Department.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Chairman Peters reported
that the Gulf Pines Hospital
Administrator and Emergency
Room Doctor have resigned.
Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that he was
notified Friday afternoon that
the hospital was closing, and
stated that the patients were
transferred to the hospitals in
Panama City. After discussion.
Michael White, former Gulf
Pines Hospital Emergency
Room Physician, appeared
before the Board to discuss
State regulations and why he
resigned. Commissioner.
Traylor discussed what a good
job Dr. White has done within
the County. Commissioner
Williams discussed transferring
patients (the hospital is not
being allowed to admit new
patients) and deficiencies that
must be corrected to keep the
hospital open. He also ,dis-
cussed the Certificate of Need
and the potential loss of the
hospital. Commissioner
Williams discussed Sacred
Heart and the need for urgency
care (contingency plan). After
discussion by Dr. White,
Commissioner Williams
requested approval for the
Health Care Committee to con-
tact the hospitals in Panama
City regarding transportation of
patients from Gulf County.
Chairman Peters approved this
request. Upon inquiry by
Chairman Peters, Doug Kent, of
the Health Care Committee,
appeared before the Board to
discuss the need for an urgency
care facility and using the Gulf
County Health Department
(allowing Dr. White to be the
physician). He also discussed
negotiations with Sacred Heart.
After further discussion by
members of the Board, Mr. Kent
discussed the possibility of hav-
ing a 24-hour clinic.
Dianna Harrison, of Gulf
Transportation, appeared
before the Board to discuss the
County's Transportation pro-
gram and introduced Kathy
Valentine. Kathy Valentine,
Director of Gulf Transportation,
appeared before the Board to
report that in 2004 Gulf
Transportation took 1,600 trips
with 501 different residents
within the County. She dis-
cussed the funding for the'
Veterans transportation (City,
County, Co-pay from Insur-
ances, etc.). Ms. Valentine
reported that the transporta-
tion services have select days
that they travel to Gainesville,
Tallahassee, etc. (to keep costs
down). She stated that more
residents are needing rides,
and discussed funding and the
conditions of the vans. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, Ms. Valentine reported
that June 30th. Is their fiscal
year end, and year to date they
have a shortfall of $3,000.00.
After discussion, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to amend
the General Fund by reducing
Reserve for Contingencies, In
the amount of $5,000.00, to
provide funding to Gulf
Transportation for Veteran
transports. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion
and, after discussion, it passed
unanimously. The Board
requested that Gulf
Transportation submit a finan-
cial report to the County on a
monthly basis.
Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments.
Dist. II Wewa Little League -
Donation $250.00
W.M.S. Cheerleaders -
Donation $150.00
Dist. IV W.M.S.
Cheerleaders Donation
Dist. V Cemex Various
Ball Parks $366.71
Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board
appointed Chris Sexton to serve

as the District I representative
on the Vision Committee.
Commissioner McLemore
reported that the County has
received a Joint participation
iir'h ii with D.O.T.
P '- '' P I lor the Willis Landing
Road Project, Commissioner
McLemore motloned to approve
this Joint participation agree-
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letter to Congressman Boyd
regarding the health care
issues in Gulf County. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
Commissioner Williams
reported that Congressman
Boyd has asked that Gulf
County submit their funding
requests list. Commissioner
Traylor reported that he has
submitted his funding requests
to Chief Administrator Butler.
Commissioner Williams
reported that he met with
someone in Representative
Bense's Office regarding the
Stumphole and the Beaches
Sewer Projects, and stated that
they have requested that the
Board prioritize these projects.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to assign the Beaches
Wastewater Expansion Project
as first priority and the
Stumphole Project as second
Commissioner Williams
discussed the need to clean up
the right-of-way in the beach
area (prune palm trees, etc.),
and requested approval to sub-
mit a letter to V.M.S. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to submit a letter to
V.M.S. requesting permission
to prune the palm trees, and to
go through Chief Administrator
Butler to coordinate the
workcrew schedules.
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed signs on the right-of-
way and requested that the
County's sign ordinance be
advertised. Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
-Commissioner Barnes
reported that South Gulf
County Fire Department has
requested additional land to
expand the building. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Barnes, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request, contin-
gent upon approval by the U.S.
Department of the Interior (the
Bureau of Land Management
donated the Park property to
the County with contingencies).
Chairman Peters reported
that Supervisor of Elections
Griffin has received grant funds
for the new State/Federal man-
dated voting system, and stated
that based on the proposal she
received for the system, there is
a shortfall of $39,000100 (will
try to get the price reduced).
Commissioner Traylor request-
ed that County Attorney
McFarland review this issue.
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed the Supervisor of
Elections Budget. After discus-
sion by members of the Board,
County Attorney McFarland
discussed the Federal Act
regarding voting systems, and
reported that the State man-
date must be met by July, 2005
and the Federal mandate must
be met by January, 2006.
Howard Lovett, of the
Florida Department of
Transportation, appeared
before the Board to discuss the
Stumphole Project. He reported
that the County will receive
State and Federal funding for
this project and the feasibility
study will take two years to
complete. Guy O'Connor, of
D.O.T., appeared before the
Board to discuss the project
and the study, and he intro-
duced Linda Book. Linda Book,
of D.O.T., appeared before the
Board to discuss the study
process (engineering, data,
input, etc.). She stated that the
Stumphole project will encom-
pass two miles. Ms. Book
reported that the first public
hearing will be held in
September, 2005. Upon inquiry
by Chairman Peters, Ms. Book
stated that she does not have
the dates scheduled for the
other public meetings.
Commissioner Barnes :dis-
cussed meeting with Howard
Lovett, and thanked him for his
work on the Stumphole Project.
meeting at 7:22p.m., E.ST.>
Commissioner Williams
reported that P.B.S. & J will
hold a workshop to discuss the
Gulf to Bay Project.
returned to the meeting at 7:24
p.m., E.S.T.> Howard Lovett, of
D.O.T., appeared before the
Board to report that D.O.T. was
involved with this project.
Wallace Tillery, of St. Joe
Beach, appeared before the
Board to discuss Gulf
Transportation services for
Veterans, and discussed their
need for the County's support.
Commissioner Williams stated
that the Board is in support of
Gulf Transportation, and has
agreed to provide them with
additional furiding.
Billy Moore, of the Howard
Creek Fire Department,
appeared before the Board to
request that Fred Fox
Enterprises, inc. (County grant
writer) apply for a grant to pur-
chase a tanker truck for the
H.C.F.D. After discussion,
Cominissioner McLemore
motioned to allow Fred Fox
Enterprises to apply for grants
to purchase a tanker truck for
Howard Creek Fire Department
and a brush truck for Dalkeith
Fire Department.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Doug Kent, of the Qulf
County Health Care Committee,
appeared before the Board to
introduce Jim McKnight, and
presented the Board with a
time schedule regarding a new
health care facility. He report-
ed that the site for the new hos-
pital has been selected, and
discussed applying for grant
funds for this project. Jim
McKnight discussed meeting
with Sacred Heart representa-

tives, and creating a time line
for completion of the facility.
He stated that this would be a
critical care hospital, construc-
tlon will begin March. 2006,
and the facility will open
Augdiest, 2007. Mr. McKnight
discussed the need for a memo
of understanding, and dis-
cussed C.D.B.G. funding for
various projects (water, sewer,
paving, etc.). He discussed the
positive economic Impact on
the Counly which would be cre-
aled with the new hospital (high
paying Jobs. etc.) After further
discussion, Commissioner
Traylor diacusseOd the Health
Care Cominnlltee meeting with
Sacred Hearl represent ives
arind tile nectld Ior commniment
from Sacretd Hearl. Mr, Kent
dnicussned the need for a project
manager ro meel with Sacred

Heart representatives and work
more closely with them on this
project. After discussion
regarding the Certificate of
Need, Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore and motioned to
allow the Gulf County Health
Care Committee to work with
County Attorney McFarland in
drafting a Local Bill proposal.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Chairman
McLemore returned the Chair

February 8, 2005
The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on February 8, 2005, at 10:00
a.m. EST, in their
Administrative Offices. The fol-
lowing Board members were
present: Charlotte Pierce,
George Cox, Billy C. Quinn, Jr.,
and Linda Wood. The
Superintendent and Board
Attorney were also present.
Vice-Chairmafi Pierce presided
in Chairman Redd's absence.
At the request of Mr. Redd, Mrs.
Pierce announced that Mr.
Redd has been diagnosed with
large-cell lung cancer and is
scheduled to meet with doctors
in Birmingham, AL, this week.
Board recognized each of the
A. The District
Idaintenance Staff was present-
ed with a certificate of appreci-
ation from Department of
Education Commissioner, John
L. Winn, in recognition of their
assistance during the 2004
Hurricane Season.
B. Wewahitchka High
School students, Zach Barnes
and Courtney Wood, briefed the
Board on Relay for Life at their
school. The students have been
recognized statewide for form-
ing the first Completely stu-
dent-led Relay for Life event.
Their overall goal is to have 18
teams participating and to raise
$20,000 for their Relay for Life
cancer project.
C. Honor band students
from Wewahitchka High School
Honor Band were unable to
attend the School Board
Meeting due to administration
of the Florida Writes test.'
On motion by Mr. Cox and sec-
onded by Mr. Quinn, the Board
voted,4-0 to adopt the agenda
amended to include replace-
ment of pages 12,. 14, 19, 23,
(Personnel Matters). 43 and 44,
(Bid Matters), and the addition
of pages 17a, 23a, 28a, 28b,
28c, 28d, 28e, (Personnel
Matters), 122a. 122b. 122c,
122d, 122e, and 124a,
(Superintendent's Report).
motion by Mrs. Wood and sec-
onded by Mr. Quinn, the Board
voted 4-0 to take noted action
on the following consent items:
Approval of Minutes:
Approved January 11, 2005,
Board Minutes.
Payment of Bills:
Approved' budget amendment/
payment of bills as submitted.
Budget Amendment IV General
Budget Amendment IV Federal
Budget Amendment IV PECO
Personnel: Approved
Melissa Ramsey as Assistant
Principal,at Port St. Joe High
School, effective January 20,
2005, at salary rating 1.
Approved Jamie Bush as
Science Teacher at Port St. Joe
High School for the remainder
of the 2004-2005 school year,
effective January 31, 2005.
Granted the request of Port
St. Joe Elementary School
teacher, Barbara Whitfield, for

to Commissioner Peters.
Sherry Winch, of St. Joe
Beach, appeared before the
Board to discuss her concerns
regarding the lack of health
care in Gulf County, and stated
that she supports the efforts to
obtain these services.
Wallace Tillery, of St. Joe
Beach, appeared before the
Board to report that Gulf

a 12-month extension of her
Deferred Retirement Option
Program (DROP) for the 2005-
2006 school year.
Approved Marlene Sewell to
fill the Secretary IA position at
the district office, effective
January 31, 2005.
Approved Laurie Leonard
to fill the Finance Clerk posi-
tion at the district office, effec-
tive February 9, 2005.
Approved Dennis Tidwell to
fill the Assistant Computer
Tech position for the
Wewahitchka area schools,
effective February 22, 2005.
Approved the transfer of
Cindy Weeks from ESE Aide to
Physical Education Aide at
Wewahitchka Elementary
Acknowledged correction of
Ann Fisher's credited years of
experience from eight years to
seven years.
Accepted retirement letter
from Betty Bouington, Port St.
Joe High School Bookkeeper,
effective February 23, 2005.
Accepted intent to retire
from Mrs. Mary Maloy, Port St.
Joe High School Lunchroom,
effective April 29, 2005.
Approved Wanda Miles to
fill the non-instructional aide
position at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, effective
February 9, 2005.
Approved Freddie Davis as
substitute teacher.
Student Matters:,
Acknowledged letter from Bay
County Superintendent James
McCalister granting permission
for the child of a military family
currently living in Bay County
to attend Wewahtichka
Elementary School for the
remainder of the 2004-2005
school year.
Acknowledged letter from
Mrs. Sharon Watson requesting.
that her children be allowed to
continue their education in the
Port St. Joe Schools'even
though the family has recently
moved to the Wewahitchka
area. The mother will provide
transportation for both chil-
Surplus Property:
Approved disposal of surplus
equipment as submitted.
Property Records numbers are:
90901363, 91000120,
91000125, 91000129.,
91000131, 91000132,
91990107, 91990108,
85023302, 91990112,
motion by Mr. Cox and second-
ed by Mrs, Wood, the Board
voted 4-0 to approve the follow-
ing bid matters:-
Awarded contract to
Trillion Digital
Communications, Inc, to pro-
vide a wireless solution for con-
necting the District Office with
the Wewahitchka area schools.
Awarded paving bid to C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., for
paving Port St. Joe High
School's parking lot.
Awarded handheld radio
bid to Precision Communicat-
ions, Inc., This bid provides 32
handheld UHF radios which
will be distributed to personnel

Transportation only travels to
certain areas on designated
days. He stated that it is hard
from him to schedule his doc-
tor's appointments. Chairman
Peters stated that the Board
donated $5,000.00 to Gulf
Transportation for the Veterans
of Gulf County to travel to their
needed appointments.
Chairman Peters discussed
that three County employees
needed medical assistance (all

at the various schools and the
district office.
Awarded security cameras
bid to Spyshop2000.com for
the purchase of 96 security
cameras to be placed in Gulf
County Schools. Cameras will
be purchased through a grant
awarded to the Gulf County
School Board from the
Northwest Florida Domestic
Security Task Force through
the Office of Criminal Justice
Gants, Florida Department of
Law Enforcement.
Awarded bid for the instal-
lation of security cameras to
Wilbur M. House.
On motion by Mr. Cox and sec-
onded by Mr. Quinn, the Board
voted 4-0 to approve the follow-
ing program matters:
Approved .the 2004-2005
Student Progression Plan.
Approved the 2004-2005
District School Advisory
Council Handbook.
Approved the 2004-2005
Gulf School District Guidance
Approved 2004-2005
Adequate Progress Reports
from each school.
REPORT: On motion by Mr.
Quinn and seconded by Mrs."
Wood, the Board voted 4-0 to
take noted action in the
Superintendent's Report:
Approved request for per-
mission to advertise policy
changes to the following poli-
cies: 2.26, 2.30, 3.52, 5.63,
6.145, 6.17, 6.23.
Approved bus" policy for
Pre-K/Headstart students.
Approved Consent and
Designation of Representative
by Parent/Guardian of the Care
and Custody of'.a Minor Child
Approved request to con-
duct an Organization and
Management Study for the Gulf
County School District. Study
is scheduled for week of April
25, 2005.
Approved request from
Rodney Herring and Joni White
to transport selected student
council members from Port St.
Joe High School to Panama
City April 7-April 10, 2005, for
the 2005 Florida Association of
Student Council's Conference.
Mr. Wilder expressed
appreciation to Mr. Eric Bidwell
for his quick response during
the Wewahitchka/St. Joe
Basketball game on January 27
in the Wewahitchka gymnasi-
um. A female spectator col-
lapsed during the'game and Mr.
Bidwell responded, using his
EMT skills, and took control of
the situation 'until the ambu-
lance arrived.,
CERNS: Mrs. Wood expressed
concern about school bus safe-
ty in the area of Highway 98
between first street and Avenue
A in Port St. Joe. This area is
becoming more and more con-
gested all the time; however,
state law requires all school
buses to stop at posted railroad
tracks. Mrs. Wood asked if Mr.
Don Rich could check on the
possibility of the railroad signs

on the same day) while at work.
and stated that he is very con-
cerned about the need for
health care services in the
There being no further dis-
cussion, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
7:54 p.m., E.S.T.

being removed from the two
tracks. Mr. Rich advised Mrs.
Wood that he contacted Mr.
Wayne .Parrish with AN
Railroad and was advised that
the removal of these signs and
railroad tracks is on their
upcoming agenda. An exact
date for the removal of these
signs could not be given. Mrs.
Wood also requested that the
Board schedule a workshop to
review cost proposals for the
addition of six classrooms at
Wewahitchka Middle School.
Mrs. Wood also thanked the
many supporters and volun-
teers associated with the
schools, commended them for
their sacrifice and dedication to
the education process in Gulf
County, and state that their
contribution is invaluable to
our district.
Mr. Cox inquired as to the
basis for changing the supervi-
sion of the custodial staffs to
Mr. Don Rich rather than leav-
ing it at the school level with
the principals. Mr. Wilder
advised Mr. Cox that the
restructuring was necessary to
ensure the upkeep and cleanli-
ness of all facilities in the dis-
trict. Teachers and employees
will continue to report prob-
lems and/or needs tok their
principals. Mr. Rich will be
responsible for communicating
with each school principal and
closely monitoring areas of con-
In response to Mr. Cox's
question about' the custodial
supervision changes, Mr.
Quinn interjected that it is
important that the custodial
supervisors be utilized in
accordance with their job titles.
Mr. Quinn suggested that
Principals contact the custodial
supervisor on site when they
receive complaints and give the
supervisors the opportunity to
rectify the situation. Mr. Quinn
extended best wishes to
Chairman Redd and assured
him that the thoughts and
prayers of the Board are with
him. He thanked Vice
Chairman Pierce for chairing
the meeting in Mr. Redd's
absence. Mr. Quinn extended
an invitation to the public to
visit the schools during the
month of February and partici-
pate in some of the various
Black History Programs. Mr.
Quinn expressed appreciation
,to the students, parents, teach-
ers, staffs, maintenance work-
ers, Attorney Charles Costin
and the Board for their hard
work and dedication. He also
thanked Zach Barnes and
Courtney Martin for the Relay
for Life presentation. Mr. Quinn
also offered congratulations to
the Port St. Joe Boys' Soccer
Team for winning the district
championship. Mr. Quinn
requested that copies of job
advertisements be placed in
Board Members' mailboxes as
they are posted.
motion by Mrs. Wood and sec-
onded by Mr. Quinn, the Board
voted 4-0 to adjourn the meet-
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Call (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061

Leslie Burkett
Construct. Clean

J. C. Enterprises 2 Rd Avenue
Ft. 32456
i ax 22-6041

Authorized Sales Center

Owned ,

p e RResidential
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatmens Restaurant
M Motel R nea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment
Real Estate (WOO) Reports Constrction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental
"Serving the Entire
Free Estimates
Doll-Yourself Pest Control Produits

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Harry Paul
Ph: 229-8182
Pager: 335-0609
Bryan Paul
PIr. r39. 34

Make your

"Dream House"

a reality
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24, Hour .Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
* Stain Protection Available

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C al Anytime.


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18501 229-8829
185.0 1596-6902

No job Too Large
No Job Too Small

For Rental Information, Contact St. Joe Rent-All
Lois Cleared Trees Cut & Trimmed Palms Groomed Gutter Cleaning
Pressure Washing Any Outside Work .* Stumps Removed Senior Discount
8866 Lighthouse Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112

* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A r R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albet Fleiscmonn FREE Estimaoes
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

Retail Space
Port City
Shopping Center -
3000 sq. ft. shop.
Call George; at

Pick-up and Delivery

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave;, Port St, Joe
(850) 229-8581

AD 22'-12"8

Rod & Reel Repair
Bluevatcr Out'iggers
P ort City Sh;pping Center

Bielser Flooring, Inc.
Hardwood Floors

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Professiooal Instatlation
Frnleh & RefIlWhing

Chad Bielser
phone (8501 64'-163o

Mize Plubing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
RESIDENTIAL AND C:'\l\iu: i-t Lic. #CF-C057220,
RG0051008, ER 011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

SComputer and Network Solutions
Computer Network O
'd ter twork, Phone: (850)227-1917
S* Service Maintenance www.gulf-computers.com
Repair Installation

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Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &
,: N'Job To Small! Fre Estimates!
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LIC-"C .1V54-168

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850 229 8651* MOBILE 850 227 8024

SPool and Jacuzzi Care
C'ul CGun an I.l-.,ion BeC-arr
Residential & Commercial

You Deserve the Highest Level of Clean

pe-.inlirin. in Cuioim .n-i.al .ani R.- iin li.il
Mike Mock
IICRC Certified Cleaning Specialist
Licensed and Insured
,p--afi hi i Co muril ai- R~ii4 ia

Steve Brant's

LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call


Large or Small, We Do Them All
- No ob Too Lrge or Too Smll'

(onstrution, Inc.
New Construction
or Renovation
Lic.# RG0066644

Sims Custom Painting'& 'Parking Lots
Of Gulf County
License and Insurance i
Owner: Thomas Sims, Jr.

Home# 850-229-9286 Cell# 850-899-9286

FIec Eum.ires Et.blh-l-d 1991

TLC Lawn Service
"E'eryf!ard needs a little TLC"

Mowing', Sprinkler Systems
Tiiirii':_, [-i la 1:o Iii'llcd & Repaired

By Pat & Larry

SCarpet Country>
highilay 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227 7241 Fa) 229-9405
,7 zw op "ti t ...
Do-lt-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery,
and Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors.

LICEliSED & iriSLURED $300 000

cafU John 18501 6 0-8s32 or)3 5-,0580

hill' Ro" Locat llat St. ,Airport .

Buy Direct rom

Manufacturer And Save
*Ckn i. Pancs
*BaJ l s ccree di Shut Crs
LiCEIJSED & IrJSURED $3u00000u ,,,'

5S 6. Budal Trunek & Chipp~s"
Tree & Limb removal. Etc.
Call John @ 18501 6"0-8432 or 335-0580

5hillr R1nniu Lomttcii 'in St. Jo Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save


A Fihnaniial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
Com ncrcinal Appraisals
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
SCertified General Appraiser
Broker License#BK532115

Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
Fax 850-639-9756
Serving il Fl linii ',,'L ii,'r .( iin a n i r n 0'
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MOsILE 227-5952
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Licensed and Insured *
Residential, New or E.xislinc, SmallConmmnercial

OwrINER: Paul Rushing References
Mobile: 850-227-5910 FREE ESTIMATES
Big I,,'. ,:r snill ioc s'.
L, et u, Luring your riCnine i Ite."

Established 1 938 e S~erving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67years

18B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, March 3'1, 2004

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