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The star
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 Material Information
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: April 21, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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    Section B: Church News
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City, St. Joe Approve Marina Deal

Deal nets city $2.4 million for marina and lands for future infrastructure

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
In contrast to a typical swap
meet there were clear winners on
either side of the table on Tuesday
During their regular bi-month-
ly meeting Port St. Joe city com-
missioners approved a deal with
The St. Joe Co. officials under
which the company will purchase
the St. Joe Marina and several
adjoining parcels of land, while the
city will net $2.4 million and key
lands to meet future infrastructure
The deal on the table Tuesday
was essentially an add-on to a land
swap already approved but not yet
signed off on, essentially folding the
purchase of the marina into the
overall agreement. There is no rea-
son, said Clay Smallwood, presi-
dent of St. Joe Timberlands, that
the swap and purchase agreed to
could not be completed in 30 days.
"I think it is a great deal for the

city and all of Gulf County," said
Mayor Frank Pate.
There was little discussion and
unanimous approval from his fel-
low commissioners.
The big ticket in the deal is the
marina, which The St. Joe Co., cur-
rently leasing the facility from the
city, will purchase, in cash, for its
appraised value, $4.8 million.
The city will use half those dol-
lars, $2.4 million, to pay off out-
standing debt at the marina, net-
ting the remainder.
A clause in St. Joe's lease with
the city permitted the company to
purchase the marina at the
appraised value after the 15-year
term of the lease.
The company, which John
Hendry of St. Joe Towns and
Resorts noted had poured
$500,000-$700,000 into the facility
in operating costs over the past six
years, was simply exercising that
right early.
That in large measure to make

the improvements necessary to over the past six years but the To facilitate those improve-
turn around a money-losing opera- marina still loses money each year, ments, the company secured from
tion the ledgers have improved Hendry said. (See City on Page 6A)

Researchers Look for Answers

S y .. by Blair Shiver Carolina at Wilmington, are con-
Star Staff Writer ducting on-going research on the
Long days, choppy waters and bottlenose dolphin population in
peanut butter and jelly sandwich- St. Joseph Bay.
es. The St. Joseph Bay State
These are some of the condi- Buffer Preserves and the Port Inn
tions.researchers from across the are hosting, approximately. 45
country are enduring for the next researchers for the next two weeks.'
couple of weeks here in Port St. After grabbing a small break-
Joe. fast while the sun rises,
Researchers from National researchers load their equipment,
OCeanic and Atmospheric their curiosity, passion and peanut
Administration (NOAA) Fisheries' butter and jelly sandwiches into six
Services and their partners, among boats and descend on the bay for a
them the Sarasota Dolphin full day's exploration and data col-
Research Program, the Department election.
of Oceanography at Florida State This research series is only a
Following a health assessment, this dolphin was released back ipto the University, Mote Marine small step in the process of investi-
wild. The radio tag attached to the animal's dorsal fin helps scientists track Laboratory/Chicago Zoological gating the Unusual Mortality Event
the individual's movement across the Gulf of Mexico. Society and the University of North (UME) of bottlenose dolphins that

Flood Clean Up Continues, Emergency Management Looks Toward Future

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
As river levels continue to fall
this week, residents displaced fol-
lowing recent flooding are return-
ing to their homes.
Representatives from the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency and American Red Cross
toured affected areas, including
Wewahitchka, Dalkeith, Howard
Creek and Overstreet, early last
week to contact homeowners and
offer assistance.
Randall. Josey, disaster ser-
vices coordinator at the American
Red Cross Central Panhandle
Chapter in Panama City, said an
assessment specialist from
Tallahassee reported 157 resi-
dences in Gulf County had been
"effected" by rising rivers and flood-
The range of "effects," accord-
ing to Josey, ranged from complete
displacement. to contaminated
water pumps.
"Red Cross could not get to sev-
eral homes in Howard Creek, but
most of those were secondary
homes," Josey said.
Gulf County Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells
said FEMA had completed assess-
ments in Gulf County, but had yet
to reveal their findings.
"These will be cumulative fig-
ures," Wells explained.
"They (FEMA) are still doing
assessments in other counties that
were affected," said Wells.
Just over two weeks ago, sever-
al inches of rain fell over northern
Gulf County, combining with runoff.
from the Chipola and Upper
Apalalachicola rivers, leaving sever-
al residents without water or easy
access to their homes.
Bobby Knee, superintendent of
the Gulf County Road Department
said approximately 40 to 50 roads
across the county had been closed
during the flooding.
Knee estimated his crews
would be hauling sand to fill drive-
ways and make roads passable for
at least a solid month or two.
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Several roads, including Saul's
Creek Road leading to the upper
landing in Howard Creed, are still
completely submerged, Knee said.
Most residents have returned
to their homes to begin the clean
up process, removing damaged fur-
niture and beginning the clean-up
of saturated exteriors and founda-
Besides access to their homes,
another issue plaguing residents in
the coming weeks will be a poten-
tial influx of already problematic
Standing water in low-lying
areas, particularly ditches and
ravines, will continue to provide
primary breeding grounds for mos-
The Environmental Health divi-
sion of the Gulf County Health
Department recommends observa-
tion of the "5 Ds":
Dusk and Dawn: Avoid being
outdoors during these times.
Dress: Cover your skin with
DEET: Apply mosquito repel-
lent containing DEET* to skin and
Drain: Empty containers and
stagnant water to prevent breeding.
DEET should not be used on
infants under 2 months old. Always
follow label instructions.
A pamphlet describing poten-
tial hazards of mosquito-borne dis-
eases as well as cans of DEET bug
spray are available at the Gulf
County Health Department's
Environmental Health office.
One particular issue to arise in
the most significant flood in seven
years was the receipt of accurate
readings from the National Weather
Service river gauge in Blountstown
and communication of actual
events to officials in Tallahassee.
The gauge in Blountstown, not
positioned at sea level, gave read-
ings for river levels at a higher ele-
vation and left room for variance.
No official gauge exists below
this point.
A dated gauge, once used by
the Corps of Engineers, is the only

"official" gauge on Lake Grove Road every flood, but it's just never hap-
according to Wells. opened he added.
"What I'd like to see in talking At approximately $20,000 -
with the local people is a gauge $30,000 cost of simply installing a
closer and more relevant to us, National Weather Service comput-
somewhere south of the Altha and erized gauge Wes si
erized gauge, Wells said, '"These
Blountstown gauges" Wells said. '
"We have asked for gauges after ily."

A bridge on Doc Whitfield Road going towards Howard Creek is one of
the many slated for repairs by the Gulf County Road Department in the com-
ing weeks.

occurred through March and April
of last year in St. Joseph Bay.
One hundred and seven dead
bottlenose-dolphins washed up on
the shores of Cape San Blas and
the St. Joseph State Park between
March 10 and April 13 of 2004,
prompting the National Marine
Fisheries Service to formally
declare the dolphin deaths a UME
after consulting with the Working
Group on Marine Mammal Unusual
Mortality Events.
The Working Group is a multi-
agency partnership of state and
federal marine wildlife officials
working with private research com-
panies and research universities.
Following last year's UME, an
interdisciplinary team of scientists
collected stomach samples from the
deceased dolphins and found
brevetoxins, a naturally occurring
(See Researchers on Page 5A)

Surveys in Today's Paper
Wait! Don't throw out your
inserts in this week's newspaper!
Inside this week's edition of
The Star, the Junior Service League
has inserted a survey seeking pub-
lic comment on a community cen-
This 20-question survey is
designed to take approximately five
minutes to complete, and your
answers will remain completely
Designed to explore the needs
and wants of the citizens of the
community, several questions
about use, willingness to pay and
the like are contained on the sur-
Now is the time to make your
voice heard.
Anyone age 14 and up may
complete a survey and return it to
the Piggly Wiggly or any of the
schools in Port St. Joe.

Woodham Fills Contested Mexico Beach Seat

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
In a close race on Super
Tuesday, the one contested seat on
the Mexico Beach City Council has
been filled.
By a margin of only eight votes,
Gary Woodham will be jumping into
the political ring for his first term in
the Group 4 seat.
Absentee and early voting bal-
lots evaporated Shawna Woods
four-vote lead after the precinct
votes were tallied at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center.
Somewhat surprisingly, this
one contested race called about a
quarter of the city's registered vot-
ers to action.
John Burruss, a resident of
Mexico Beach, said he was sur-
prised at the turnout for a city
council seat race, Gary Woodham and his wife, Gail, anxiously await results of the Mexico
(See Mexico Beach on Page 11A) Beach City Council Group 4 election on Tuesday evening.

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Encouraging Artist Through Art

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Call it art for art's sake.
Sandwiched delectably
between celebrations of food
during next weekend's Taste
of the Coast event, the Art in
the Park is drawing interest
from around the area as
much for what it offers, a
chance to show off works
and talk art, as for what it
represents, an opportunity
to nurture budding artists.

Art in the Park, spon-
sored by the Gulf Alliance for
the Local Arts, is free and
open to the public and will
provide a range of offerings
for the culturally-inclined,
young and old alike, on the
grounds adjacent to the
Constitutional Museum.
It has become a beacon
of sorts for artists around
the area, from Richard
Bickel to Tom Tiffin to the
Indian Pass Potters group, to

name a few, in large mea-
sure because the culmina-
tion of Art in the Park, which
comes later that Saturday
night during "A'Taste of the
Coast" is an auction of
donated works, which sup-
plies money for arts scholar-
The goal this year is to
raise sufficient dollars to
fund two arts scholarships -
administered through the
Gulf County Scholarship

program for students at
each. end of the county,
while also setting aside
money to provide seed
toward establishing an
endowment for arts scholar-
ships over the long haul.
"We decided this was a
very worthwhile function,"
said Dana Boyer from the
Taste of the Coast organizing
committee, "and we have
major artists participating
because it goes to arts schol-
arship. We are giving some-
thing back to the artists."
The goal is a minimum
$1,000 for a student from
the north end of the county

art teachers in each high
school, Debbie Cole in
Wewahitchka and Greg
Burch in Port St. Joe, has
been working with their stu-
dents to bring to life works
from the younger, and ama-
teur, ranks.
They've been very active
in working with us so we
come to know some of their
art students," Blaylock said.
Also, that bundle of
kinetic energy, Ann
Comforter of Port St. Joe
High School, and her stu-
dents will provide a back-
ground of music for art gaz-

Council of the Taste of the
Coast weekend, Art in the
Park and auction. "People
who vacation look for cultur-
al events to plan their vaca-
tions around.
"This will be a draw for
Gulf County."
There will be a host of
activities for the young of all
ages, including games,
music and drama.
"We have a lot of kids'
activities, for young children
to high school kids,"
Blaylock said. 'The park ser-
vice has been wonderful
about us using their

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and similar amount for a
student from the south end
of the county, said Patti
Blaylock of the organizing
committee, noting that any
artist continuing their arts
education in college would

S To date, the Art in the
Park committee has received
commitments from 17
artists to display and donate
works, with five more provid-
ing at least a tentative

Benny Roberts will also
be there, grill at side, to
churn out the hot dogs and
hamburgers and the folks
from the Gulf County
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Paula Pickett, from the Tourist Development Council, presents a check to Dana Boyer and Patti
Blaylock from the Taste of the Coast committee to cover advertising and the like for the event.

be eligible.
"We are hoping to do
more than $1,000, we are
hoping to give out larger
scholarships," Blaylock said,
while underscoring the
importance of also establish-
ing an endowment fund.
"That is one of our
biggest goals," Blaylock said.
"Every single penny from the
art auction goes toward
scholarships for the arts."
Not only will works from
artists from across the
region be on display, but the

The works donated thus
far carry a combined esti-
mated price tag of more than
And it's not just artists -
there will be signed books
from several prominent
authors, including Dave
Barry, Tom Wolfe, Jimmy
Carter and Roy Blount, Jr.,
which have been donated for
sale during the auction.
"It's so well worthwhile
as an investment," said
Paula Pickett of the county
Tourist Development

and refreshments.
Art in the Park will be
held from .10 a.m. until 2
p.m. EDT on Saturday, April
It is free and open to the
It is the middle event in
the two-day Taste of the
Coast celebration. Tickets
for "A Taste of the Coast" are
$25 and are available at the
county Chamber of.
Commerce, Bayside Savings
Bank and Sunset Coastal

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Carol Cathey, from the Gulf County Scholarship program (left), and Dana Boyer, from GALA
(right), join Tonya Nixon in perusing some of the art donated to be auctioned during the Taste of
the Coast celebration next weekend.


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Cowboy Action Club

to Hold Annual Event

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Straight out of a scene
from an old Western flick,
the Panhandle Cattle
Company, Inc. will be con-
ducting their annual shoot-
ing match this Saturday,
April 23 at the Gulf Rifle
Beginning at 8 a.m., the
Cowboy Action Club, a Single
Action Shooting Society
(SASS) sanctioned organiza-
tion, will corral its members
at the Gulf Rifle Club on
Hwy. 71 for a day of cowboy
comraderyy and family fun.
Richard Burnell, vice
president of the organization,
'said the theme for the event
:will be John Wayne western
Fifty shooters, the limit
for the competition, applied
:prior to the event.
The application fee of
'$35 will not only include a
,day of Western fanfare and
,sharp-shobting action, but a
'meal courtesy of the Gulf
:County Lion's Club.
According to their web-
'site, SASS is an internation-
'al organization committed to
.promoting and preserving
;the sport of Cowboy Action
S SASS endorses regional
:matches coordinated by affil-
;iatec clubs, like the one in

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Gulf County, stages a World
Championship Cowboy
Action Shooting event called
"End of Trail" and promul-
gates rules and procedures
to ensure safety and consis-
tency in Cowboy Action
Shooting matches.
SASS members share a
common interest in preserv-
ing the history of the Old
West and competitive shoot-
An "Old West" theme will
permeate Saturday's event.
From ten-gallon hats to hoop
skirts and chaps, club mem-
bers will don their finest
Western wear and refer to
each other by their aliases a
requirement of membership
in SASS.
The shooting competi-
tion will consist of eight
stages, introduced by a west-
ern-themed scenario involv-
ing bank robbers and ban-
dits. Shooters will be timed
at each stage and penalized
for missing targets.
Cowboy Action Shooting,
a multi-faceted shooting
sport in which contestants
compete with firearms typi-
cal of western frontier period
- single action revolvers, pis-
tol caliber lever action rifles,
and old-fashioned shotguns.
It is a timed sport in which
shooters compete for prestige
on a course of different

shooting stages.
Each scenario, as they
are called, features an array
of situations, many based on
famous incidents or movies
scenes, in which the shoot-
ers must test their mettle
against steel targets.
According to Burnell,
a.k.a. "Dead Lakes Walker,"
part of the prerequisite for a
new club is the organization
of an annual shooting
The Panhandle Cattle
Company was formed about
a year ago. The organiza-
tion's dozen founding mem-
bers were already shooting at
a range in Grand Ridge and
decided to organize a club
closer to home.
After making a presenta-
tion to Gulf Rifle Club to host
a Cowboy Action club,
according to Burnell, they
obliged to add the SASS com-
petition as an additional dis-
"Our club was made pos-
sible because of the range
already in existence,"
Burnell said.
Burnell estimated a
crowd of approximately 100
people, consisting of shoot-
ers, their families, spectators
and vendors peddling cow-
boy and western memorabil-
ia, will be at Saturday's

Coastal Community Bank Holds Grand Opening
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Thursday, April 14,.in their new location, 'The Chateau Nemotus" on Monument Avenue.
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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, April 21, 2005

Seventy and six,
Those numbers represent the
parameters of the Issue of county-
wide voting in Gulf County and
that the second number exists
might say more about where we are
th-lli i the f-iat.,
Last November, nearly 70 per-
cent, to be precise 66,93 percent,
of county voters cast ballots in
support of a non-binding referen-
dum on whether the county should
return to county-wide voting rather
than maintain the status quo arti-
flcl;lly created by a court in the
1980's, namely single-member dis-
in the general spectrum of voter
mandates, this was more
avalanche than landslide. No can-
didate in any local race garnered
such support in an election domi-
nated by nominations.
Of the county's 16 precincts.
which included early and absentee
voting, in only one precinct did vot-
ers turn aside the referendum. In
the other 15, the voters were con-
sistently, and, uniformly over-
whelming, in their support for
returning to county-wide voting,
President George W. Bush did-
n't even secure such support in
this county,
And, yet, here we are, more
than six months later and we
appear no closer to county-wide
voting than we were in November.
Sure, a committee was estab-
lished by county commissioners,
by motion of the newest commis-
sioner, to examine the issue, but to
date the most prominent recom-
mendation the group has made is
for the County Commission to
examine redrawing the district
'This was an issue raised by
Commissioner Billy Traylor, but it
represents something of a periph-
eral issue in the grand scheme of
Put it this way if each com-
missioner is representing the entire
county, is elected by all the voters
In Gulf County is the size of an
individual district relevant?
More importantly, though, is
the question of why this has now
become something of a non-starter
given the voice of the voters.
This is not a north or south
issue, as the voting totals of last
November demonstrate in simple
integers. Voters at both ends of the
county lent support for a return to
county-wide voting.
And while Commissioner Bill
Williams speaks, rightly, about the


need for committees to examine the
long-term, provide strategic goals
and a vision, including such impor-
tant items as impact fees and
growth management, the fact that
a committee armed with the kind of
tliandale as that supplied by voters
last November has yet to offer a
concrete plan of action to move for-
ward on county-wide voting not
to mention commissioners' appar-
ent reticence to demand one does
not instill optimism.
Finally, the resistance of Com-
mission chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., to even consider providing the
county leave in the courts, by, in
essence, dropping the federal law-
suit which started the county down
this path, is baffling.
Particularly in light of the voting
totals, the presence of elected
African-Americans as county con-
stitutional officers and the sound
argument offered by many that he,
among the five current commis-
sioners, given his tenure and mod-
erate voice on the board, might be
most likely to carry a county-wide
So, here we sit, nearly seven
months since heading to the polls
in 2004, and voters have, appar-
ently, still not been heard. Or com-
missioners are tone deaf when it
comes to certain political issues.
It begs the question was there
really not a plan for implementa-
tion of the voters' wishes formulat-
ed in the months between deciding
to put the question to voters and
the November election? That, too,
doesn't engender confidence for a
long-term vision from this Com-
Voters decided last year, that, the
status quo was no longer palatable,
that they wanted a County Com-
mission that truly represented the
entire county, not a parochial sys-
tem in which commissioners are
really only answerable to those who
live within their district bound-
If 70 percent of the voters were
wrong, naive or just plain stupid, if
there is some unseen hurdle that
can't be scaled, they are entitled to
hear that from their commission-
ers, in a public forum.
On the other hand, if this is
about being responsive to voter
wishes, being truly answerable to
the public, then commissioners
received the only tool required last
It's time to use it.

Man, I hate to see Wes-
ley Ramsey hang up his tin-
type. Or linotype. Or
graphotype. Or No. 2 leaded
pencil. Or quill pen. Or Indi-
go dye, finger painted on a
cave wall. Or whatever else
he used over the years to
spit out his column each
I particularly enjoyed
his article on the ride over
on the Mayflower. His story
on Lincoln's second inaugu-
ration showed great com-
passion and deep empathy
for the man and the times.
His coverage of the Spanish-
American War made William
Randolph Hearst green (and
yellow) with envy. He por-
trayed those dust bowl days
of Oklahoma in the early
thirties like he grew up in
them! And he could, and
did, write of rural America
after the big war with such
graphic understanding and
detail that you could smell
the glue drying under the
Along the way he con-
stantly reminded us of the
joy of the business we are
in. He's seen the ink from
both sides of the page! Wes
understands that the
advent of moveable type
made William Shakespeare
a household name. He actu-
ally knows what a "galleon"
is used for. He remembers
when a "gripper" was a
"frisket". He was there when
Richard Hoe presented the
first rotary press. And,
please, don't get him started
on "recasting", "half-tone
blocks" or "off set printing".
There's not many of us
left these days that can talk
that ETAOIN SHRDLU talk!
In a world beset with a
"hurry up and get to the
bottom line" mentality what
a breath of fresh air Wesley
is! He takes the time to talk
to you. He takes the time to
listen to you. He takes the
time to enjoy the moment
with you. He takes the time
to care about you. He's been
weighing that "time" versus
"hurry" process for
years.....and he's been
laughing at those guys with
their hair on fire for as long
as I have known him. Of
course, he also sees the
tragedy, as life passes them

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by Kesley Colbert

He Made Me

Feel Young!

by as they rush to find itl
Very few people have
made It through this world
with such a solid footing as
ole Wes has. And the folks
who have paid attention
over the years are all the
better for it!
He learned a little bit
from Will Rogers. Rogers
was not concerned about
being politically correct. In
fact, he made fun of those
People who placed a high
premium on "who they
were". Will covered the
biggest events, happenings
and shenanigans of his day.
But his story was never the
event---it was always the
people making it happen or
even the group who wished
it wasn't happening or those
greatly affected by it. Will
never strayed very far from
what he called "the big nor-
mal majority". I never read a
column by Wes that didn't
get back to the people as
quickly as he could point
the rabbit in their direction!
Will Rogers most oft
quoted statement was, "I've
joked about every promi-
nent man of my time, but I
never met a man I didn't
like." I've never seen written
evidence or heard Wesley
Ramsey make a disparaging
remark about. another
human being.
Red Smith was a
famous sports reporter in
New York for most of the lat-
ter half of the 20th Century.
While other reporters were
telling of the tape measure
home run Mickey Mantle hit
off Chuck Stobbs of the old
Washington Senators back
in 1953, Red centered his
column on Mick's breakfast.
He shared with his readers
a few thoughts the Yankee's
centerfielder had over toast
and eggs in the hotel coffee
shop. After giving a rare
glimpse into a hero's normal
life, Red kinda disarmed the
intimate look by asserting
the home run blast was
made possible by the extra
cup of Java.
Wesley has slipped
many "up close and person-
al" shots by us under the
guise of a Sunday drive. Or
a walk over'to the grocery
store. Or a chance
encounter with the mayor at
the little league field.'
When you can "give it to
us" without us even notic-
ing----I tell you, that is some
more writing!
Wes started me out

slowly in this business a
couple of decades ago. He
still considers me to be a
notice. From the outset he
watched me dangle partici-
ples, miss-use my intransi-
tive verbs, split a few infini-
tives and end-sentence after
sentence with preposition
after preposition.... "Kes,
don't let all that syntax get
in the way of your story."
It is the best advice any-
one in the writing game ever
passed on to me.
When I talked about
taking Black Draught as a
laxative, Wes used the bark
of a sassafras root to get the
same effect. When I touted
the ability of Stan Musial,
he talked about the St.
Louis Cardinals of Dizzy
Dean and Ducky Medwick.
When I reminisced with
tales of rolling down my
back yard inside a worn out
tire, he recounted those
Oklahoma days when all the
boys rolled the hoop.
When I told him my
hometown was so small our
McDonald's didn't have but
one arch, he told me they
kept their entire county
population on a chalk
board. They added or sub-
tracted on a daily basis as
to who died, left town or
moved inl
I can't imagine The Star
without Wesley down there
underneath....kinda holding
me up. I can't imagine going
a week without a little
insight from him. I enjoyed
what was on his mind.
I tried to thank him
once for all his help. He just
waved it off. I don't think it
has ever dawned on him if
he hadn't a'been here---I
wouldn't be here
Of course, he has never
given me a story idea. I've
asked him a thousand
times. He just grins. He
kept his good ideas for his
own column. You don't last
a thousand years in this
business by giving away
your best thoughts! He is a
newspaper man to the core!
But he has given me his
time. His precious time. He
never hurried me out. Or
turned a deaf ear. Or looked
busy so I'd finish and get
out of his way. And when it
is all said and done....that is
what I cherish the most.
Wesley had time for
It's Been My Gain,

Go The Distance

by Tim Croft
S- Star News Editor

Remembering the

Home that Was

The list of those who have followed legends is an igno-
minious one.
Who remembers the coach who succeeded Vince Lom-
bardi in Green Bay? Or the shooting guard who inherited
the Chicago Bulls jersey from Michael Jordan? Or the
columnist who took up the pen for Lewis Grizzard upon his
So it is with some trepidation that I pick up the mantle
of this space from Mr. Wesley Ramsey, who carried it longer
than I have walked this Earth.
Humbling would only initiate the string of adjectives.
It is nearly as humbling as becoming a father once-
removed I'm avoiding the G-word (grandpa) for as long as
I still have some brown hairs on the dome, which means
maybe until the end of the week.
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those little fingers, those little toes, those awakening-to-
the-world eyes and the daunting responsibility, and joy
that comes wrapped like an umbilical cord around the
arrival of a new life into this world.
It is also easy to dismiss your children, to take for
granted that the lessons you've tried to teach maybe sank
in after all, that they have earned your respect as much as
your love for the adults they have become.
And possibly that nostalgia is why it seems strangely
ironic that the arrival of scientists from around the world
this week to study St. Joseph Bay and its dolphins should
come during a week which ends with the celebration of
Earth Day.
Celebration, likely, is too strong a word since Earth
Day has long ago seemed to have receded into another
quaint relic of the 1970's, like leisure suits and disco.
As a friend noted this week, it almost seemed like grow-
ing up in the '70's provided a peek inside at the possibili-
ties, only to have the door slammed shut before they could
possibly be realized.
And this year's Earth Day arrives when so much about
the landscape around us along the Forgotten Coast seems
to be changing.
They say that development is heading this way, but if
by development those folks mean the carnage being
wreaked in South Walton County and Panama City Beach,
and now Panama City, then development is best held at
arm's length.
Those areas, just to our west, are being turned from
the Redneck Riviera into the Condo Canyon, as high-rise
condominiums, dozens and dozens of them, are erected
like concrete cathedrals to man's willingness to worship at
the altar of the dollar rather than the land.
This comes at a time when state and federal dollars for
land management and preservation are becoming tighter
than Phyllis Diller's face. When wildlife sanctuaries are dis-

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appearing, species of animals are being eradicated, when
the seas are rising due to our unwillingness to remove the
teat of oil and Internal combustion engines from our
It required an act of Congress, and the death of more
than 200 coastal bottlenose dolphins and the accompany-
ing publicity surrounding those "unusual mortality events"
to bring sufficient funds to bear to allow scientists and
researchers to come to little Gulf County to attempt to gain
knowledge about the dynamics of nature in the bay.
That there is so little known about these majestic post-
card mammals is, in itself, something of an indictment
about priorities and how far removed we've become from
the central tenets of Earth Day and the only home we are
likely to enjoy, certainly in our lifetime and maybe in the
lifetime of my son once-removed, who arrived on April 7.
This is no indictment on growth; it is inevitable as the
sunrise. It, to this point, has provided immunization for
this area of the country from some of the economic ills
plaguing parts of the, Rust Belt and Northeast.
Earth Day, though, is about balance, about providing
some offset to the impact on the land by, if nothing else,
raising the consciousness about the vulnerability of this
special place on which we find ourselves among the galax-
ies and planets.
And that seems particularly important here, along the
Forgotten Coast, and now, as growth comes banging on the
door. Many talk about creating from this mill town an eco-
tourist destination for travelers from around the globe.
But the emphasis is too often on the tourist and not
sufficiently on the eco part of that equation, which seems
counterintuitive to the very reasons so many of us have
flocked here, put down stakes here.
Could be, the dolphins are trying to tell us something.
Hopefully, the scientists and researchers who have
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Long-time Educator Embraces Retirement

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Carolyn Witten would've
preferred to spend her final
day as an educator in a set-
ting somewhat more celebra-
tory than an expulsion hear-
"It was not exactly what I
would've chosen to end my
career doing," said Witten,
who was comforted after last
Friday's hearing with gifts
from colleagues at the dis-
trict office and Port St. Joe
Middle School.
"I thought what a good
time to get flowers," laughed
Witten, as she relaxed on a
comfortable couch inside her
Port St. Joe home.
Witten has spent the last
30 of her 37-and-a-half years
as a teacher and administra-
tor in the Gulf County School
system, most recently as
assistant superintendent.
While her coworkers
enjoyed their first day of
Spring Break, Witten cele-
brated her first Monday of
retirement, dressed casually
in a purple and yellow Port
St. Joe Middle School T-
shirt, a memento from her
seven-year tenure as princi-
While the unaccustomed
casual dress is something
Witten will get used to, time
away from the academic
environment may prove a

greater challenge.
Witten began her career
teaching middle and high
school social studies, a sub-
ject she calls her "first love,"
and one for which she has
retained a great enthusiasm.
In the years that fol-
lowed, Witten served as a
guidance councilor, reading
specialist and assistant prin-
cipal before becoming, in
1997, principal at Port St.
Joe Middle School, where
she spent her "most reward-
ing and challenging years in
When the accountability
movement appeared on the
scene, the challenges pre-
sented by the state's A+ plan
and the federal No Child Left
Behind act proved extremely
difficult for the new princi-
Though Port St. Joe
Middle School was rated an
A school three years in a row,
it did not make adequate
yearly progress according to
the standards established by
No Child Left Behind.
"I don't find fault with
the state's A+ plan as much
as I find fault with the feder-
al No Child Left Behind," said
Witten, noting that the latter
"places a tremendous
amount of pressure on
teachers and students."
Signing on as assistant
superintendent proved to be

pressure of a different sort
for Witten, who confessed
that the absence of the day-
to-day interaction with
teachers and children at
times left her feeling like "a
fish out of water."
As assistant superinten-
dent, Witten was responsible
for school food service, data
reporting, overseeing the
county's computer technolo-
gists, supervising the direc-
tor of transportation and
facilities, and "whatever else
the superintendent decided
on a given day" that she
needed to devote her atten-
tion to.
Superintendent Tim
Wilder praised Witten's calm,
steady influence and gives
her all the credit for his suc-
cess as superintendent.
"For a new superinten-
dent as green as a gourd, she
has been like a rock to me,"
said Wilder, adding that
Witten was an inspiration to
him long before she became
his assistant.
Noting the numerous
occasions when Witten left
her office to interact with
teachers and students,
Wilder said Witten was just
being humble when she
downplayed her success as
assistant superintendent.
"A fish out of water, I
don't know," said Wilder,
"but a girl like her could fit in

Researchers From PageIA

neurotoxin produced by
Karenia brevis, or Florida red
tide, in the fish the dolphins
had eaten.
Fish collected from St.
Joseph Bay in March also
tested positive for brevetox-
ins in stomach contents and
in muscle, liver and gill tis-
The perplexity of this

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Nicks and notches in bot-
tlenose dolphin dorsel fins
help researchers track individ-
ual animals in the St. Joseph

finding, however, was the
fact that no red tide blooms
had occurred in the area last
Satellite imagery of the
northern Gulf of Mexico indi-
cated higher levels of chloro-
phyll, but water samples
taken directly from the Bay
did not contain significant
levels of Karenia brevis.
Researchers in the cur-
rent survey of bottlenose
population are conducting
health assessments, physical
exams, photo-identification
and radio-tagging to assess
current health and find any
possible links to last year's
Teri Rowles, D.V.M.,
Ph.D. of NOAA Fisheries
Service, Randall S. Wells,
Ph.D. of Mote Marine
Zoological Society and Ann
Pabst, Ph.D., University of

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Wilmington are leading the
research teams for the next
two weeks.
About five or six boats
are dispatched on the Bay
each day. With as few as two
and up to six researchers on
each boat, the teams are
using several methods to col-
lect data.
Radio-tracking devices
are attached to several dol-
phins' dorsel fins, and for the
next month, teams will track
the dolphins' movement pat-
terns in hopes of determin-
ing where they may have
ingested brevetoxins related
to the UME last year.
A few of the dolphins will
be outfitted with advanced
satellite tracking devices,
which according to Martha
Wells, a correspondent from
the Sarasota Dolphin
Research Program, will be
able to pinpoint the dolphins
exact locations and record
swimming habits and
Brian Balmer, an MS
student at UNC Wilmington,
is working to identify specific
populations in the Bay.
According to Wells, many
bottlenose dolphins have dis-
tinct nicks and notches in
their dorsel fins. By monitor-
ing these individual dol-
phins, scientists like Balmer
use those marks to identify
individual animals.
This process, called
photo identification, helps
scientists learn what ani-
mals use an area on a regu-
lar basis, thus enabling them
to estimate population size
and learn how the dolphins
use the bay and surrounding
SThough it will take many
more years of surveys and
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich lunches to have an
accurate depiction of the St.
Joseph Bay bottlenose dol-
phins, these preliminary sur-
veys will provide essential
data toward understanding
the abundance, distribution
and movement of the popula-
tions that live in the Bay.

anywhere, anytime."
Since March, Witten has
taken the newly-appointed
assistant superintendent,
Bill Carr, under her wing,
gently instructing him in the
tasks that have occupied her
days for the last year.
Witten believes Wilder
"made a wonderful choice in
Mr. Carr," who brings with
him a wealth of information
learned during his career in
the maintenance depart-
ment, as a classroom
teacher, and as Wewahitchka
Elementary School's princi-
According to Witten,
Carr has proven a model stu-
dent, absorbing with ease
tasks as varied as school
meal planning and enroll-
ment forecasting.
"He's ready to go," said
Wilder said he is excited
about working with Carr in
the days ahead, and
although he will miss his
teacher and mentor, he said
Witten "deserves to be retired
and everything good that's
going to happen to her for
the rest of her life."
Witten's immediate
plans for her retirement
include spending some time
with her three daughters,
Michelle, Meredith and
Caroline, whose simultane-
ous presence in town is an
unexpected and joyous occa-
A trip with her husband,
Fred, to Maine to visit with
grandchildren is also in the
works, and more time visit-
ing with her mother, who
lives in an assisted living
Next summer, it's off to
Greece with a pair of educa-
tors from Bay High School,
where Witten will take in the
sites of Athens before excur-
sions to Istanbul and the
Greek isles.
Greece is the first of
many adventures for the for-
mer social studies teacher,
who plans to take on all of
Europe, one country at a
"Anywhere I can go in
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along the edge of the marina
- one parcel along Marina
Drive, for which St. Joe will
pay just over $600,000, was
part of the original land
'The reason we want to
do this is because the
improvements needed at the
marina are better done as
the owner" of those sur-
rounding lands, Hendry said.
The exception is the
land, charitably labeled a
park, which sits between the
marina and St. Joseph Bay
along the western edge of the
marina basin,
That will remain a public
park in perpetuity, and The
St. Joe Co. will spend at least
$500,000 on improvements
to that park, including
restrooms, parking and safe
access to the park and plat-
forms for fishing.
"We will build on what's
already there," Hendry said.
"It would remain city proper-
St. Joe will also pay
some $250,000 for the
design and construction of a
public walkway from the

park to the Dockside Cafe
and beyond, moving south
along the waterfront as far as
funds will take it.
Additionally, the city will
receive several critical pieces
of land which will be needed
to provide infrastructure as
the city grows.
As part of the original
land swap, the city was to
receive two parcels between
the bay, Baltzell Avenue and
the boat basin at Frank Pate
Park and surrounding the
old Maddox property.
The city had already
agreed to the placement of
an office building housing
the county Tourist
Development Council,
Chamber of Commerce and
Economic Development
Council on a portion of one of
those parcels.
In the second part of the
deal, St. Joe would deed to
the city another six acres
adjacent to the Maddox
property on the bayside,
putting in city ownership a
swath of waterfront land
which could be transformed
into a city park in the future.
"The city would have an

Under the land swap portion of the marina deal, St. Joe will receive from the city parcels A, B and C around the marina and
St. Joe will deed the city parcels D, E and F which could become waterfront city park in the future.

opportunity to create a park
from the Sunset Coastal Grill
to the marina," Hendry said.
'That is a spectacular oppor-
St. Joe would still own a
parcel immediately behind
the drug store and dollar
store along Baltzell.
The city would receive
roughly 20 acres near Holly
Hill Cemetery to facilitate
cemetery expansion. This
was part of the original land
swap. '
St. Joe would deed over
60 some acres of uplands
adjacent to the Five Points


Landfill, attempting to fill a
need in the future for a city-
owned recreational complex.
The acreage could be provid-
ed in a different location,
depending, Pate noted, on
"where the growth will be" in
the future.
Finally, St. Joe will toss
in 100 or so acres to allow
the city to expand its existing
wastewater spray fields,
again to handle future
'That was another pur-.
pose of the land swap, to
meet that city need," Hendry
As part of this compo-
nent of the deal, St. Joe will
also agree to accept from the
city and store 1 million gal-
lons of so-called "gray water"
from the spray fields, which
the company would ultimate-
ly use as part of landscape
irrigation at WindMark
Beach, particularly the pro-
posed golf course to be con-
structed as part of Phase II.
"It sounds great to me,"
Pate said. "I think that (the
purchase of the marina) is a
good thing by itself. Throw in
these other things" and the
deal is even sweeter for the

Commissioner John
Reeves, in making the
motion to approve the deal,
emphasized the desire to
bring the agreement to a
swift conclusion.
There remains some sur-
veying to be done on a couple
of the parcels involved, and
some documents the city
must provide, but the deal,
Smallwood said, should be
consummated in relatively-
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up Tuesday:
Due to the demand, the
cape sewer project has grown
in scope and costs, adding
three new phases and nearly
$2 million to the project,
though the dollars will be
completely borne by develop-
ers committed to participat-
The new phases, to be
completed upon completion
or concurrent with Phase II,
would take sewer lines from
Tapper's Cut out to the
Secluded Dunes subdivision
adjacent to St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park; put a
new force main in Simmons
Bayou with Presnell's Marina

having committed to the pro-
ject; and provide the infra-
structure to accommodate
St. Joe plans for a Town
Home project, apartment
complex and Sacred Heart
Hospital along U.S. 98 near
the Gulf/Franklin Center.
Those new phases have
compelled the city to extend
the deadline to sign-up for
the project --for those wish-
ing to bring on line 12 resi-
derititflunlfs or less -until
"Auguist. 'r .
Some' 1,100 customers
have already committed to
tap into the new lines.
Commissioners ap-
proved spending roughly
$55,000 for lights at the
Lamar Faison Fields. The
money will come from a state
parks and recreation grant.
Approval was given for
an occupational license for a
pawn shop which will open
in the old insurance building
across the street from The
Commissioners ap-
proved expanding the com-
position of the Downtown
Redevelopment Board from
seven to nine members.

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Century Program Raising Horizons

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
He was less than a per-
fect student, Javon Davis
readily acknowledged.
Sometimes he just
Couldn't stop talking in class,
couldn't stop being busy
with everything but the
"I was b-a-a-a-d," Davis
said with all due gravity.
"But you don't have to write
However, therein sits the
foundation of this story,
about a program which is
reaching out to students
such as Javon Davis, raising
their horizons, providing
tools to succeed, to move for-
ward, transforming school
from an end to a means.
Javon Davis, an eighth-
grader at Port St. Joe Middle
School, is Exhibit A about
the inroads that can be
"He is not a perfect child,
but he is improving," said

little things."
And that, by way of defi-
nition, is The Century
Program, a nationwide col-
laboration between colleges
and school districts to reach
out to at-risk kids to encour-
age them to raise the bar, to
consider education beyond
high school, to achieve.
Created by the Vermont-
based Foundation for
Excellent Schools, the pro-
gram has found enthusiastic
partners in Gulf District
Schools and Gulf Coast
Community College, which
number among the 100
schools, the 100 colleges,
which poured the foundation
for The Century Program.
And in a student such as
Davis, a middle-schooler, the
program finds one of its
linchpins, the opportunity to
pry open a tad wider what
many researchers label the
last window of opportunity to
reach and broaden the hori-
zons of at-risk students, stu-

"It's helping us decide
whether we want to go to col-
lege or not," Davis said. "I
had already though a little
about it, but it makes you
want to go to college.
"Now, I want to go and
then start my own business."
The Century Program
works through actions rather
than words.
Mentorship is a key, the
chance to interact with an
older student who provides a
glimpse of life up the educa-
tional ladder.
Davis was paired up with
Zach Williams from Port St.
Joe High School, a senior
who will be moving onto Gulf
Coast Community College.
They get together once a
week to talk, about life,
about the present, about the
"They just talk to you,
you can see what they are
doing," Davis said. "Next
year I'm going to be a men-
tor. I like to help."

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Community C!!,ege -s uh field trips are central components of The Century Program.

Cindy Belin, guidance coun-
selor at the middle school. "It
wasn't one thing, but a lot of

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The Century Program
also provides tutoring oppor-
tunities, the chance to bone
up on courses of particular
trouble to shore up grades
and expand the avenue for
the future.
"I've always had
thoughts of college, but The
Century Program provides
me with help," Davis said. "I
have a tutor after school."
Kids are also exposed to
college, through a number of
activities that bring them, for
example in the case of Port
St. Joe students, onto the
campus of GCCC for intellec-
tual and recreational pur-
suits. The mere exposure -
this is college is critical for
students who consider a
campus a foreign land.
They are also encour-
aged to think big, to set pri-
orities and goals, to give
themselves the targets that
force them to aim high.
And the program also
establishes the boundaries of
behavior, the understanding
that good citizenship goes
hand-in-glove with good
scholarship. Students agree
to steer clear of the 'tempta-
tions of adolescence and dis-
cipline issues can be
grounds for removal from the
"If you get in a whole lot
of trouble, they will probably

kick you out," Davis said
Combine these tools,
hone them, and the result
produced is a more focused,
determined and broad-mind-
ed child, was proud of his
grades, who talks about
reading 0 Henry and Charles
Dickens as easily as he dis-
cusses the relative merits of
Allen Iverson and Carmelo
"It's helped me get better
grades, it's helped me focus
better," Davis said. "It makes
you want to study because
you want to go to college.
"I am going to high
school next year with a bet-
ter attitude."
Javon's steady improve-
ment has even become some-
thing of a sport played
between Davis and Belin.
The guidance counselor
promised Davis that when he
improved his grades suffi-
ciently to make the honor
roll she'd treat him to lunch.
Each grading period, Davis
had inquired, each grading
period Belin notified him he
was getting closer.
In the most recent grad-
ing period, there was that
nice shiny 3.3 GPA for Davis
to trot out and a trip to the
honor roll.
This, of course, translat-
ed into a pizza lunch, cour-
tesy of Belin, and delivered
with a smile.
"We have other kids who
are on the honor roll who
were not there before," Belin
said of other participants in
The Century Program. "I just
think for Javon it was a com-
bination of things, the tutor-
ing, the mentor, setting
The transformation has,
maybe, been most dramatic
for the teacher who sees him
each morning, his homeroom
teacher Paula Oakes. What.
she has witnessed is a stu-
dent makeover.
"This child has turned
around 100 percent," Oakes
said. "I'm very proud of him.
I know he's going to do some-
thing with his life."
And, how, Javon, does it
feel to hear people describe
you in such glowing terms?
"It feels good," Davis
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Selling Your Home

by Keith L. Jones, CPA
With real estate prices
skyrocketing in our area,
many local residents are
faced with the temptation of
selling their home. This is
one of the most important
decisions that one may face
in their lifetime and there are

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many items to consider
before taking this big step.
Some of the most critical
items to consider are where
one will live once they sell
their present home, how
much will one's real property
taxes be on their new home,
and how does one treat the
sale of their home for federal
income tax purposes.
When I Sell,
Where Will I Go?
It is important to really
think hard about where you
will live after you sell your
present home. If you have
been a resident of this area
for any length of time, your
current residence is more
than likely worth much more
than what you paid for it.
Although you will probably
realize a nice gain on the sale
of your residence, many peo-
ple do not stop to think how
much it will cost to replace
the home they are currently
living in. Generally speak-

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Amendment 10 (also
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was approved by a majority
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This amendment limits
annual increases in property
value assessments on real
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receiving homestead exemp-
tion. In practical terms, the
annual increase in assessed
values on Homestead
Exempt properties are
capped at a maximum of 3%
or less if the consumer price
index drops below that
threshold. The base year for
capping is set at the
assessed value for the year
when homestead exemption
was first filed. This means
that homeowners who sell
their homestead property in
an area that is growing like
Gulf County will find that
property taxes for their new
homesteaded property may
be a lot higher than those of
the homesteaded property
that they sell.
The Federal Tax
Implications of
Selling Your Home
If you do ultimately
decide to sell your home,
careful planning is the key to
avoiding capital gain taxes
and keeping most of the prof-
it from the sale of your resi-
dence. Because of the poten-
tial tax savings and the com-
plexity of the home sale
exclusion rules, it's a good
idea to check with a tax pro-
fessional such as a CPA
before selling your home.
The Taxpayer Relief Act
of 1997 revised the rules on
principal residence gains.
Under the old law, gains on
principal residence sales
were fully taxed, unless you
purchased a new residence
for an amount equal to or
greater than the sales price
of your former residence. The
basis in the new home was
then reduced by the amount
of def ired gaiii riot 'iecog-
nized.*A one-tine exclusion
of gain up to $125,000 was
available once a taxpayer
had reached age 55.
Lawmakers were worried
by the fact that calculating
capital gain from the sale of
American's principal resi-

dence was one of the most
complex issues faced by the
average taxpayer. Also, the
pre-97 law discouraged older
Americans with gains in
excess of $125,000 from sell-
ing their homes, even though
the home no longer suited
their needs.
Under current law, a
married couple filing a joint
return can exclude from
income up to $500,000 of the
gain made on the sale of
their principal residence. For
a single person, the amount
of tax-free gain can be up to
$250,000. The magnitude of
this tax break makes it criti-
cal that you plan to ensure
that you qualify for the
To be eligible for the
exclusion, you and your
spouse (if married) must
pass an ownership and use
test. That is you must have
owned and used your home
as your principal residence
for at least two of the five
years that end on the date of
the sale. The periods don't
have to be consecutive, as

long as they add up to two
years. Short, temporary and
seasonal absences count as
periods of use. If you have
more than one residence,
only the sale of your princi-
pal home, which is the one
you live in the most, qualifies
for the exclusion. The exclu-
sion may not be used more
frequently than once every
two years.
Special provisions apply
if an unforeseen event such
as a job change, illness,
death of a spouse, divorce, or
some other hardship forces
you to sell your home before
meeting the two-year resi-
dency requirement.
Depending on your circum-
stances, the gain may be
fully excluded, or the exclu-
sion may be prorated based
on the amount of time you
lived in the house. For exam-
ple, if, for health reasons,
you had to sell your home
after one year, you can take
half of the exclusion, which
means your first $125,000 of
profit is tax-free if you're fil-
ing as a single ($250,000 if

married filing jointly).
In determining your
gain, don't forget to account
for qualified expenses that
can be added to your home's
purchase price to increase
your cost basis on your orig-
inal house, including the
cost of the sale. Increasing
your cost basis helps to
reduce the gain on the sale of
your house and may lower or
eliminate a potential tax bill.
Qualifying expenses include
home improvements, such as
adding a room or a new roof,
and the cost of settlement
fees, property inspection
fees, and title insurance.
Unfortunately, if your
gain exceeds the exclusion
amount, there is no way to
avoid a tax bill. Rolling over
your gain into a new resi-
dence no longer is an option.
You must report your non-
excludable gain on your tax
return and compute your tax
bill at the long-term capital
gains rate, which, for most
taxpayers, is 15 percent.
Next Week: When to put
Real Estate into a business

National Public Works Week

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Described by Mayor
Frank Pate as "the ones we
take for granted," Port St.
Joe's public works officials
are now getting some much
deserved recognition.

In the city planner's
office last Thursday, the
mayor signed a proclamation
declaring April 17-23
"National Public Works
Week" in Port St. Joe.
The week honors the
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Mexico Beach Staff Continues in Flux

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The changes just keep
on coming in Mexico Beach.

A completely remade city
council, including mayor,
will take office in June.
The city administrator

has departed for North
And last week, during
the city council's regular

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"We only expected about
40 or so people to come out,"
Burruss said.
At the Mexico Beach
Civic Center, 234 votes were
cast on Super Tuesday with
119 for Wood and 115 for
However, 17 absentee
and early votes swung the
results to a 132 124 total in
favor of Woodham.
These final results will
remain unofficial until, the
canvassing board meets on
Both camps set up at the
Civic Center bright and
early, 7 a.m. CDT to be

exact, on Tuesday, and cam-
paigned for their causes.
Nail biting ensued about
10 minutes after the poles
closed at 7 p.m. when the
final unofficial votes cast
gave Wood the lead.
"It's not looking good,"
Wood said as officials stated
that the unofficial results did
not include absentee or early
voting ballots.
One call to the Bay
County Supervisor of
Elections gave supporters
their final answer.
Woodham accepted con-
gratulations from a small
group of supporters, saying

he greatly appreciated the
support of the community,
but was disappointed at the
voter turnout.
As for Wood, she said
she was disappointed at the
final results, but vowed to
continue serving the commu-
nity of Mexico Beach through
volunteer efforts.
Of her first go at politics,
Wood said, "It's okay I'll try

monthly meeting, director of
public works and acting city
administrator John
Grantland announced that
he too would be leaving the
city. His last official day with
Mexico Beach is June 2.
Four days -later
Grantland will begin his first
day as director of public
works in Port St. Joe, a post
he was officially offered and
accepted in the past two
"St Joe is on the verge of
an evolution the likes of
which they've never before
and I want to be a part of it,"
Grantland said. "Mexico
Beach is changing and that it
made it that much easier to
ease down the road (to Port

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St. Joe)."
Grantland will have his
hands full, with a host of
infrastructure projects, from
a new water plant to a sewer
system to the cape, already
on the board.
Grantland said the
clincher was his discussions
with new Port St. Joe city
manager Lee Vincent, who
mapped out an opportunity
for Grantland to grow while
being a key player on the
team addressing the changes
that would occur in the city
in the coming years.
"He impressed me and
that means a lot," Grantland
said, saying it reminded him
of similar discussions with
Paul Sabiston, former
Mexico Beach city adminis-
trator, when Grantland was
deciding to come to work for
the city.
Troy Williams, already
employed in public works at
Mexico Beach, will become
the acting supervisor of pub-
lic works.
Mexico Beach also

learned last week that it had
lost out on the council's top-
ranked choice to become the
next city administrator.
J. Douglas Drymon, now
the city administrator in
Lake Park in South Florida,
was ranked No. 1 by the
majority of council members
from among three finalists.
Drymon, however,
informed the city last week
that he had chosen to decline
the city's offer.
While the council debat-
ed whether to move forward
and negotiate with its second
choice from among the final
three, it was decided that the
decision should be delayed
until the next council is seat-
ed and sworn in.
Four of those council
members, including Mayor-
elect Chuck Risinger, ran
unopposed this spring. The
final member was to be
decided in Tuesday's elec-


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The year 1971 figures
prominently in the memory
and resume of Dr. Charles
Hancock which means it
proves, by the end, to be crit-
ical to the plot of The Sound
of Death.
The Sound of Death is
the second novel from
Mexico Beach resident Jack
Mullen, who previously
penned the novel Chasm
The Sound of Death is a
taut, concise thriller a
slim 193 pages which
bounces readers around the
globe and into the lives of a
slew of characters.
Fortunately for the read-
er, Mullen has astutely pro-
vided a road map, listing all
the characters and their rela-
tionship to the plot, in the
back of the book for better
tracking and signaling each
change of location in bold
sub-headlines within each
The plot, which weaves
actual events and news into
a piece of fiction, revolves
around Hancock, a
renowned- oncologist-- -
; He discoArs,' Tthdugh,
the course of his work, that
magnetic rays from televi-
sions, radios, satellites and

cell phones are a direct
cause of some forms of can-
cer a theory which has been
in the news more than once
in recent years.
This, however, doesn't sit
well with the broadcast and
cell phone industry, which
sees FCC permits and the
like in jeopardy. Hancock
becomes their target.
The way to douse the
message is to destroy the
messenger and Hancock, his
wife and sons are soon at
The key, after companies
begin scrutinizing Hancock's
background, is the year
1971, a year apparently
missing from Hancock's life,
with no record of what he did
during that year and a year
of which Hancock has never
The reader is taken from
Ohio to London to Georgia to
Washington even Mexico
Beach gets a nod in a crisp
narrative that never loses
steam and keeps the reader
turning to discover the next
While Hancock attempts
to continue his career, the
walls close ever tighter. and
the'reader'is l'e to what can
only be described a twist that
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preceding 190 pages.
Mullen will be signing
copies of The Sound of
Death, published by Mexico
Beach-based Dream Catcher

Publishing and with a cover
price of $14.95, this weekend
at the Apalachicola Boat and
Art Festival at a booth with
other authors from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m. EDT.
Mullen will also be sign-
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Sharks Streak Ends at 16

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
It was a roll few teams
enjoy in any year. Now it's
time to begin the spin
Walks and Florida
High's bats brought an end
to the Port St. Joe Sharks'
winning streak last
Saturday, a streak which
had stretched to 16 games
after two season-opening
Before having their run
ended, however, the sixth
ranked Sharks ended
District 1-2A play unde-
feated and turned a make-
up game into a rout during
a week that ended with the
team, dominated by
seniors, heading to prom
night and Spring Break
with a 16-3 record.
The week started last
Thursday with a 5-0 white-
wash of visiting
Blountstown to finish dis-
trict play a perfect 8-0.
Justin Henderson
pitched a complete-game
four-hitter, striking out

seven and walking none.
"Justin had another
good performance," said
Coach Chuck Gannon of
the sophomore who has
provided critical pitching
depth this season.
Kenny McFarland
paced the offense, which
scored in three of the first
four innings, going 2 for 4
with two RBI. Travis Burge
was 1 for 2 with an RBI,
Randall Johnson was 2 for
4 and Justin McCroan had
an RBI double as the
Sharks pounded out 10
The following day, the
Sharks traveled to Panama
City Beach to face Arnold
in a make-up of a game
cancelled earlier this sea-
son due to weather.
Burge took the mound
and ran his record to a per-
fect 6-0 with a complete-
game two-hitter and a 9-1
win. Burge struck out a
season-high 14 and walked
nobody, allowing just a sin-
gle earned run.
Aaron Little brought

the biggest bat for an
attack that put a three-
spot up in the four and five
more runs in the sixth,
going 2 for 3 with a double
and two RBI. Zach Williams
was also 2 for 3 and
McFarland was 1 for 2 with
an RBI.
The Sharks' weeks-long
winning streak finally came
to an end on Saturday,
when Florida High posted
six runs in the first four
innings, and before Port St.
Joe could plate a run, en
route to'an 11-5 win.
The Seminoles pounded
out 15 hits off Williams,
who started and went 3
1/3 innings, and Andrew
Furr, who finished up the
final 3 2/3 innings. Both
pitchers also walked four.
"Eight walks and 15
hits made it 'a long day,"
Gannon said.
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while Furr had a two-run
The Sharks play a pair
of Tampa-area teams on
the road this week before

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The Port St. Joe Lady
Sharks have chosen the
right time to pick up steam.
The Lady Sharks (7-14)
stretched their winning
streak to three in a row last
week, providing momentum
with the district tourna-
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Danielle Maxwell
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Heather Henderson
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Walks and errors were
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The hosts made four
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and Courtney Mork 1 for 3.
Jasmine Fennell was 2 for
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The Lady Sharks are off
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"We have won three in a
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Wewahitchka Track Teams Place 1st in Meet

The district 1A track
meet was held at
Wewahitchka High School
on April 13. Both Girls and
Boys teams placed 1st in the
Advancing to Regionals
Courtney Wood- Pole
Vault, 1600M, 3200M, 4 x
Anisa Chauldry- Pole
Arielle Bragg- Pole Vault,
Triple Jump, 1600M (1st

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Misty Robbins- Pole
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Hall Harden- 100H
Nikita Miller- High
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Ellen Manor- High
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Meleah Lister- Triple
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Hall Price- Long Jump, 4
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Leigh Ann Mayo- Shot

Wewa High Gator Bass Classic

The second annual
Wewahitchka High School
Gator Bass Classic Fishing
Tournament will be held on
Saturday, April 30, at White
City Landing in White City,
from safe light to 3:00 CST.
The entry fee is $100 per
boat, with one or two fisher-
men per boat, a minimum of
50 boats and a five-fish
The award for first place
is $2,000. Payback is one in

seven boats.
Entries must be post-
marked by April 22, and
mailed to Mary Holley,
Wewahitchka High School,
One Gator Circle,
Wewahitchka, FL, 32465.
The event is sponsored
by the Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, a Touchstone
Energy Cooperative.
For more information on
the Wewahitchka Gator Bass
Classic, call 850-639-2228.

Lady Gators Now 18-4

The Lady Gators of
Wewahitchka upped their
record td 18-4 with a 4-3 vic-
tory at Marianna on
Monday. Misty Robbins
earned her first win of the
season, taking the mound in

the bottom of the third and
shutting down Marianna on,
one hit the rest of the way.
Summer Grice paced the
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two walks, including a two-
run double.

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June 12-16: Position
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June 26-30: Individual

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Wewahitchka High School's girls track team.

Wewahitchka Girls Basketball Lock-In

The Wewahitchka
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girls in grades 3-8 on Friday,
April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the
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Activities will include
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movies, prizes and contests.
The cost, which includes a
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Joe" in purple and yellow let-
ters, the semi-circle of astro


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turf gently curves around
home plate.
It's a professional touch,
carrying a hefty $4,500 price
tag, and well worth the
expense to the former Shark
ball player.
"We wanted to give our
boys any advantage we could
against the visiting team,"
said Rish, who played on the
Shark baseball team from
The better looking the
ball field is, the more intimi-
dated the visitors are, rea-
soned Rish, who noted that
the ballpark's polished
appearance plays an impor-
tant part in the Sharks' suc-
Gannon strives to con-
tinually enhance the look of
the ball field, adding some-
thing new each year. With
the ballfield seeing the addi-
tion of fences and a batting
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to take "another step" with
the home plate halo.
A prison crew led by cor-
rectional officer Byron
Barlow got the halo in place
just in time for the season
opening. i
With its aura recently

enhanced by the new halo,
the ballfield is a source of
great pride for Gannon, and
a morale booster for his
"It helps us because our
kids love to come out here to
play," Gannon said.

Redfish Tournament

Port St. Joe Marina will
host the Inshore Fishing
Association's Redfish Tour
on April 22 and 23.
The Open Tour will be
divided into divisions with
the top 15 teams from each
division automatically quali-
fying for the Open
Championship, where win-
ners will receive a Ranger
Banshee rigged with a
Yamaha Outboard, Minn
Kota Trolling Motor and
Hummingbird Electronics
worth over $14,000.
Anglers will be able to
use live bait and may have
from two to six anglers in

their boat. Entry fee is $200
per boat, and anyone can
First place finishers will
receive $3,200, second,
$2,000 and thiid, $1,500,
with cash prizes awarded
from first to twentieth place.
An additional $500 Big Fish
bonus will be given, and two
$250 prices for the Lady and
Junior Anglers.
All division winners will
compete for an additional
$2,000 bonus for the highest
finishing team for the cham-
Teams that fish all three
Panhandle division tourna-

ments together will partici-
pate in a drawing to win a
2004 115 hp 4 Stroke
A mandatory captains
meeting is slated for April 22
at 6 p.m. Capt. Trey Landry
will be barbecuing wild boar
for all tournament anglers
and many prizes will be given
Port St. Joe Marina is
located on 340 West First St.
in Port St. Joe. For more
information on the tourna-
ment, call 850-227-9393 or
visit the tour's website at

Lion's Club

Golf Tournament

would like to Thank the following sponsors
for their support of this charitable event.

State Farm Insurance Agency
The Port
Decorative Flooring
Bluewater Inlet Group, LLC.,
Rick Lamberson
Needles and Thread, Inc
Bayside Lumber & Building Supply
S & S Properties
St. Joe Rent All, Inc.
Windolf Construction, Inc.
One On One Training
Coastal Realty Group
Hannon Insurance
Ace Hardware
One Source Mortgage
Raffield Fisheries
Paradise Coast Rentals
Bayside Bank
Indian Pass Marine Services
Barefoot Properties, LLC.
Belty Ray Weston & Sherri Dodsworth,
Bareoot Properties, LLC.

Rachel Blair & Pat Johnson
Barefoot Properties, LLC.
Capt. Wayne Rowlett
Barefoot Properties, LLC.
Jerrys Framing Crew
Century 21
Dusty May Dental Office
A & E Development
Gulf Diesel Service
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union
Ramsey's Printing & Office Products
Farnsley Financial Consultants
Coastal Community Bank
Pristine Pools
Roberson, Friedman, CPA
Prudential Resort Really
Coastal Design & Landscape, Inc.
Port Really
Gulf To Bay Construction and Development
The Bank
Comforter Funeral Home
Costin & Costin Attorneys at Law

Billy Car Auto Sales
Keller Williams Realty
Jim Anderson '
Scallop Cove Bait and Tackle
Old Salt Works Cabins
Sunset Coastal Bar and Grill
Buffalo Rock Beverages
The Forgotten Coast Company
Bay Wash of Port St. Joe
Beachcomber Restaurant
Daly's Dock and Dive Center
Half Hitch Tackle
Port St. Joe Marina
One Source Mortgage
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Beach to Bay Interiors
St. Joe Shrimp Company
Blue Water Bandit Fishing Charters
Reeves Furniture
Sisters Restaurant
Clint "Outdoors" Moore Fishing Charters
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Llamas, Lemurs and Pigs, Oh My!

Port St. Joe
by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
"Why's that llama look-
ing at me?"
The Port St. Joe
Elementary first grader had
worked himself into a minor
frenzy. He was running back
and forth between the llama
cage and a spot farther away,
safe from the llama's watch-
ful eyes.
Of all the first-graders
gathered around the llama
cage during last week's Ag.
Day at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, the
llama, it seemed, liad singled
the boy out for special perse-



Elementary School Celebrates Ag Day

"He's looking at me.
Why's he looking at me?" the
frenzied one asked the
patient llama keeper, Donald
"He likes you," said Ake,
wrapping his arms around
the llama's furry, white neck.
Somewhat soothed by
the response, the first-grader
began what appeared to be
an ancient llama ritual.
,Dancing before the llama
cage, the child began his
manic incantation. "Llama,
llama, llama," sang the boy,
his every movement recorded
by the llama's unblinking

When the chant was
concluded, a peace had been
forged between child and
Staged during the ele-
mentary school's career week
by county extension agent
Roy Lee Carter, Ag Day
offered the students an
opportunity to explore agri-
cultural careers such as
farming, beekeeping and
The students interacted
with a host of animals, rang-
ing from exotic ring-tailed
lemurs and a miniature
horse to a dairy cow and pot
bellied pig, and. visited a
number of booths set up
around the school's front
lawn, where speakers gave
presentations on a variety of
agricultural tonics.

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Questions were encour-
aged, and the inquisitive ele-
mentary school students
provided no short supply.
Just across the sidewalk
from the llama cage, a fair-
haired boy issued a chal-
lenge to Jim Rish, dressed in
full beekeeper attire with a
case of bees resting before
him on the table.
Interrupting Rish's
honey-making presentation,
the fair one raised his chin
skyward in defiance.
"Is this all the bees you
Others pressed Rish for
more information: "Have you
got stung by a bee?"
("Hundreds of times, every-
where, too."), "Where's the
queen?" ("She's at home.")
and "Can you name them

The fair-haired boy who
earlier had been unim-
pressed with Rish's bee case
did his best to field the last
Touching the top of the
case with his index finger, he
conducted an impromptu
roll call, "Pookie, Lukey," to
the delight of his amused
At a table fronting a pair
of. cows, a pig and a hen
nesting with seven baby
chicks, Carter was busy
teaching a group of students
the origins of pork chops.
Gesturing towards the
six-weeks-old caged pig,
Carter noted that his only
purpose in life was to "eat, lie
down and gain weight."
h The potbellied pig in the
w llama cage, said Carter, was

Donald Ake treats a ring-tailed lemur to a snack of minia-
ture marshmallows during Port St. Joe Elementary School's Ag
Day last Thursday.

"used for petting, not for
meat," but the other pig was
a different story.
Carter wanted the kids
to understand that their
favorite foods came from
somewhere before arriving in
their local supermarkets, a
fact which most of the chil-
dren seemed to know
Carter wasn't recklessly
shaking the foundation of
their beliefs the topic of
Santa Claus was not
broached but he did intend
to teach them a lesson about
Gesturing behind him,
Carter noted that once pigs
reach the age of six months,
"that's when the sad thing
happens," when the lovable
caged creature "becomes a
pork chop."
Unlike the cow to
Carter's right, the milk cow
to his left would not end up
hamburger meat.
Holding containers of
milk, yogurt and ice cream;

Carter explained to the chil-
dren the importance of dairy
"Before you can get the
cheese or the ice cream,
you've got to get the milk
from cows," said Carter, who
recounted his days milking
cows as a boy growing up in
While modern machines
enable a single farmer to
milk as many as 500 cows
per day, farmers once did all
the work manually, noted
Carter, adding that you
could always tell a cow milk-
er by his strong grip.
,Less interested in cow
milking and pork chops, and
more concerned with a curi-
ous sighting in the pig pen, a
skeptical second grader
raised her hand.
"Aren't pigs supposed to
have curly tails?" she asked.
Unsatisfied with Carter's
reply, the girl paused a
moment and then posed a
"Is it going to get curly?"

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Apalachicola to Host Antique Boat Show

By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers
The seventh annual his-
toric Apalachicola classic
-and antique boat show is set
for Saturday, April 23 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in down-
town Apalachicola.
Stroll along the streets of
the historic downtown river-
front where antique boats
and classic examples of tra-
ditional vessels will be on
This festival will empha-

size the maritime history of
the picturesque coastal town-
about 25 miles east of Port
St. Joe on Highway 98.
Special highlights will
include authentic oyster
boats, workboats and an
array of small classic and
antique boats. Enjoy a dis-
play of antique outboard
engines and a model boat
exhibit, nautical arts and
crafts and nautical antiques.
People with an antique
boat built prior to 1970, or a

classic example of a tradi-
tional vessel, who are inter-
ested in showing, may con-
tact Anita Grove at the
Apalachicola Bay Chamber
of Commerce at (850) 653-
9419 or by email to
"It's going well. We have
a lot of different boats, from
as far away as Bradenton,"
said Grove. "New this year
are antique automobiles."
She said at least four
Model T Fords will be on dis-

play, together with a 1950
Studebaker and a 1958 Ford
Fairlane 500 Victoria.
Among the boats so far
in the show are a 14-foot
1945 Thompson, a 17-foot
1971 Glasstron, a 24-foot
Pete Culler fantail launch, a
32-foot American Marine
Grand Banks, a 19-foot 1967
Seacraft, a 13-foot 1946
Thompson, a 16-foot 1961
Century Corsair, a 16-foot
1964 Lyman and several
early canoes.

Included among these
are a 15-foot 1873 cedar
plank canoe and a 17-foot
1916 Old Town canoe.
The boat show will also
feature a judged art show,

showcasing a variety ot art-
work with a maritime theme.
For more information on
the art show, or to enter it,
call Ed Tiley at 653-3332.

Final Performance of Ilse Newell Concert Series

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For its final concert of concert in Lafayette Park, the
the year, the 'Ilse Newell Florida State Brass Quintet.
Fund for the Performing Arts This concert will take place
will present, at its annual on Sunday, April 24 at 4

Tallahassee Orchid

Society Show and Sale
The Tallahassee Orchid Tallahassee Orchid Society
Society will hold its annual will have a potting bench
orchid show and sale April available for those needing
23 and 24 at the Doyle help repotting their orchids.
Conner Agricultural Center There will be a small charge
Auditorium, 3125 Conner for the supplies used in
Blvd., in Tallahassee. The repotting. Experts will be
show will be open to the pub- available for questions.
lic from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be raffles of
each day. Admission is free. plants. For more informa-
There will be exhibitors please call Willia
from around the Southeast, tion, pleasecall William
Brown or e-mail at
and vendors will have many wam.erow att.net
beautiful orchids for sale. wiiam.e.brownatt.net.
Individuals who may wish to The Tallahassee Orchid
exhibit their orchids must do Society meets on the first
so on Friday, April 22. If you Thursday of each month at
are interested, please call the Leon County Cooperative
William Brown at 850-562- Extension offices at 7 p.m.
2490 for information. There Anyone interested in learn-
will also be supplies for sale. ing about orchids is welcome
The members of the to come out and join us.

"Berry Special Steak

Dinner" Fundraiser

VFW Post 10069 and its
auxiliary are pleased to be a
part of the American Cancer
Society Relay for Life in Gulf
County. In keeping with the
theme of this year's event,
"It's all about the 80's", they
have chosen "Strawberry
Shortcake" and her friends
as their theme. The VFW
"Berry Bunch" will be pre-
senting 'a' "Berr"r Special

Steak Dinner", featuring
Kenny Wood, on Saturday,
April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at
the VFW Post, Highland
View. Tickets are available at
the Post. The cost will be
$10. All proceeds go to the
American Cancer Society
Relay for Life. For more infor-
mation please call 229-6826,

p.m. EDT and is free and
open to the public. Bring
lawn chairs or blankets for
This quintet, represent-
ing the performing artist fac-
ulty at Florida State
University, was established
in 1975. They have per-
formed throughout the
United States in concerts,
master, classes, for confer-'
ences and conventions .and
in appearances at Carnegie
Hall -and the Kennedy
Center. They have also per-
formed on several European
tours. They will present:
music by composers from
J.S. Bach to Gustav Hoist to
Fats Waller and Leonard
Bryan. Goff, trumpet, is
Coordinator of the Winds,
and Percussion division at
FSU and has been a member
of the faculty since 1974. He
has appeared as a soloist
and clinician throughout the
U.S. and Europe both on
modern trumpet and
Baroque trumpet. He served
for 16 years as Treasurer. of
the International Trumpet
Guild and is a past-president
of the National Association of
College Wind and Percussion
Chris Moore, trumpet, is
the newest member of the
group, joining the FSU brass
faculty just this fall, coming
from the University of
Kansas where he taught for
seven years. Dr. Moore
received his BM from FSU,
then earned his MM from the
University of New Mexico and
DMA from the Eastman
School of Music. He per-
formed with the Chestnut
Brass,' which won the
Grammy Award in their field
in February 2000.
Michelle Stebleton, horn,

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Holding two degrees from the
University of Michigan, she
is an active competitor and
soloist throughout the
United States, both on mod-
ern horn and hand horn.
She has earned top awards
in both the International
Horn Society and the
American Horn
John Drew, trombone,
joined the faculty of Florida
State University in 1980.
Since that time he has been
active as soloist and clini-
cian, including frequent
appearances at both the
International and Eastern
Trombone Workshops. In
1992, he became the first
recipient of the International
Trombone Association
Outstanding Teacher Award.
Dr. Drew serves as Southern
Division Chairman of the
National Association of
College Wind and Percussion
Instructors and is a past-
president of the
International Trombone
Paul Ebbers, tuba,
joined the Florida State
Brass Quintet in 1979. He
has performed with
Brassworks of Chicago, the
St. Louis Symphony
Orchestra, The Florida
Orchestra, Chicago Civic
Orchestra and The Pensacola
Symphony. He served as sec-
retary/treasurer of T.U.B.A.
for six years and hosted the
3rd. Biennial National
Symposium of the National
Association of College Wind
and Percussion Instructors.

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Cotts and Tatum to Wed I

Jennifer Cotts of
Hammond, Indiana, and
John F. Tatum, IV, of Port St.
Joe will be married at 3 p.m,
EST on April 23 at the beach
across from Beacon Hill
The bride is the daughter
of John and Jody Cotts of

Hammond, Indiana.
The groom is the son of
John and Gayle Tatum of
Port St. Joe.
All friends and family are
invited to attend, and a
reception will follow at the
Mexico Beach Community

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Horse Show and Music Festival .

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Cameron Michael Brown

New Bundle of Joy

Cameron Michael Brown
was born on April 7. He
weighed eight pounds, 10
ounces, was 20 inches long
and had a head full of black
hair and two teeth.
Cameron is the son of
Jennifer and Jonathan

Brown and the grandson of
Debbie and Tim Croft, all of
Port St. Joe. Feline brothers
and sisters are Ally, Baby
and Chester.
His family loves him so

The Gulf Coast Charity
Celebration Horse Show and
Music Festival is back April
21 through 23 at Frank
Brown Park in Panama City
There will be fun for the
entire family each day begin-
ning when the gates open at
4 p.m. on Thursday and
Friday and at 3 p.m. on
Saturday. Entertainment
before and after the show will
be provided by the Embers,
who recorded the hit, "I Love
Beach Music" and the Ivey

The horseshoe competi-
tion starts at 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday and at
5 p.m. on Saturday.
The event will include
great food, art and merchan-
dise vendors, amusement
rides and the wonderful
Tennessee Walking Horses
as well as a first ever car
show on Saturday from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information,
please call 1-800-PCBEACH
or 850-914-9030.

Zachary Baker

Zachary Turns Two

Zachary Baker turned
two on April 15, and, cele-
brated his special day with
friends and family on
Sunday, April 17.
Zachary had a Sponge
Bob Party.
Zachary is the son of
Scott and Wendy Baker of

Port St. Joe; and the grand-
son of Jan and Ray Miller of
White City, Donna Baker of
Mansfield, Pennsylvania,
and Bruce Baker of Raleigh
North Carolina; and the
great grandson of Janell
Kirkland of White City and
Flora Miller of Port St. Joe.

Robert E. King DDS

Credit Cards Accepted

325 Long Avenue




April 23

11 a.m 4 p.m. EST


Schulze Bayview
110 Indiana Street, Lanark Village
Directions: from Carrabelle Anch
Office continue on Hwy. 98 for appro:
mently.4 miles. Home is on the left si
of highway. Look for balloons
Custom built waterview four bedroom,
bath home with 2,600 plus heated sq.
plus finished basement, screened pa
room with pool. MLS#102461.
Call Nancy Demos at 850 556-3910

People of All Ages Take a Road Trip to Tallahassee

People of all ages will be
boarding a .bus as Gulf
County residents take a road
trip to. Tallahassee for
Ambassadors for Aging Day,
a celebration of successful
living, on Wednesday, April
The annual event is
hosted .by the Florida
'Department of Elder Affairs
and offers a day about advo-
cacy, retirement trends, pre-
scription drugs, long-term

r Apalachicola 800 624-3964
SApalachicola 800784-1342
SI -, r ,, Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
':' Eastpoint 800 409-3204
( -, ."... *vMexico Beach 866 692-3224
LFtIpd Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
.- palathltcol St. George Island 800 525-4793
St. .o0 ,- .4" St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717
(^y Panama City 850 265-2970

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2361 HIlgha) 98 E. Lanark V illagetU' uS. Highway 98, Eastpoint
ior Directions: from the Carrabelle Anchor Directions: entrance to Gramercy is just
ri- office travel east on Hwy. 98 for 6 miles. Vast of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 98. (Meet sales
de House is on the left just as you pass the agent at guard gate office for an escort to
marina. Big anchor sign in front, house).
3 Almost full acre water view lot across high- Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath.
ft. way from boat ramp. New custom built 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
tio home. Three bedrooms, three baths, out- Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
side shower. MLS#104521. Traditions, LLC. MLS#103223.
Call 850 697-9000. Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054 or
Hall Bell at 850 899-9694.

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Lowe Bayfront Steamboat House Dunes Club 2C Gulf front
220 Gramercy Plant. Bld.. Easipoin Historic District 198 Club Drive, Cape San Bias
Directions: on Hwy. 98 just past the\\j 67 Avenue D, Apalachicola \lDirections: from Port St. Joe travel east
intersection of State Road 65. 'Directions: front the Anchor office in to C-30A. Veer right on C-30A. Travel
Beautiful large new Bayfront four bedroom, Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98, 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn right on C-30E.
four and one-half bath home in Gramercy turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on the Travel 1 mile, turn left on Club Drive.
Plantation. Wrap around balcony and ele- corer of Fifth Street and Avenue D. All fully furnished. Gated, pool, tennis
vator. MLS#103625. (Meet sales agent in Rare historic architecture in home built in court, boat parking. MLS#102347.
office for an escort to house). 1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil- Call Christy Thompson 850 596-9155.
Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054 or wings, seven fireplaces MLS#101501.,
Hall Bell at 850 899-9694. Call Lauren Garcia at 850 209-2045.

Gilchrist Gulf View Helms Gulf View Wyble Interior
118 Magellan Street, St. Joe Beach 89-1) Auger Ave., Beacon Hill 242 William Way, Mexico Beach
directions: from St. Joe Beach office directionss: from the St. Joe office travel \/Directions: from Mexico Beach office
travel northwest on Highway 98. Turn northwest on Hwy. 98 2.5 miles. Turn travell west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
right on Magellan Street. right on Fryer Lane, then right on Auger 21st St., right on Paradise Path, left 'on
Charming heart pine cottage with office, Avenue. Street deadends in driveway. Nanook Road, right on Lalla Lane, right
screen porch, deck, backyard with land- Beautiful home built in 2000 on large lot on William Way. House is on corner.
escaping and firepit. Fabulous Gulf views, with fantastic gulf views. No thru traffic. Incredible home with-garage finished, insu-
can't get much closer without being on the Extensive landscaping/gardens. Beautiful lated, with heat pump. Andersen windows
beachfront! MLS#104611. homesite. MLS#103566. throughout. MLS#104368.
Call Ann Mazzanovich 850 340-0563. Call Charlie Black at 850 527-0368. Call Carolyn Holman at 850 867-0371.

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care options, intergenera-
tional programs, and tech-
nology available to assist
caregivers. This event offers
something for everyone and
is by no means limited to
senior citizens. Midlifers,
Baby Boomers and the sand-
wich generation will find the
day of interest.
If you have aging par-
ents, or if you are approach-
ing senior citizenship, this is
an opportunity to make your
concerns heard, to learn new
skills for coping with issues
of aging for yourself or for
elderly parents or to bend
the ear of a legislator.
Have fun with a purpose:
Tai Chi, Brain Gym, belly
dancing, -exercises, driving
safety, complimentary health
screenings, exhibitors, music
and dancing, fashion shows,
walking tours, great
Floridians films, museum
Wear comfortable cloth-
ing and shoes, bring sun-
screen, hat, rain poncho and
dress in layers.
This excellent day-trip is
a great bargain at only $5
(over age 60) or $8 (under 60)
and includes round-trip bus
fare, lunch and event ticket.

Red Hat Chit Chat
The Red Hat "Beach
Belles," headed by Queen
Mum Bev Aclin, are going to
the park St. Joseph's Park
at the Cape. This adventure
is taking place on May 4th at
10:00 EST. We will meet at
the park entrance for a guid-
ed tour by Mr. George Royal.
While we do not have to
walk, please remember to
bring insectt repellent and
sun block. Our "red hats"
will protect our heads. After
our tour we will have lunch
at Dockside at St. Joe's
Marina. Please call Mary
Nolan at 648-8561 so she
will have an idea of how
many are coming.

The Gulf County Senior
Citizens bus will leave the
Port St. Joe Community and
Senior Center at 8:00 a.m.
(EDT), make a stop in
Wewahitchka to pick up
additional riders, and will
meet up with thousands of
Ambassadors at the Capitol

Complex in Tallahassee
around 10:00 a.m. Or, bring
your own car to convoy with
Bus tickets are limited
so make your reservation
today. Call Sara at Gulf
County Senior Citizens, 229-

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Wednesday 3 p.m. ET St. George Island Fridays 3 p.m. ET Carrabelle
Thursday 10 a.m. CT (11 am. ET) Mexico Beach Saturdays 3 p.m. ET Apalachicola
Thursday 3 p.m. ET Cape San Bias

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Established 1 937 Serving GulF county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 21, 2005 3B

St. Joe Community Foundation $10,000 Grant to Assist Families in Crisis

Today Jane McNabb,
Executive Director of The St.
Joe Community Foundation,
announced a $10,000 grant
to the Franklin County

Nearly $5 billion in fed-
eral assistance has been
approved for Floridians to
help recover from damages
suffered from the 2004 hur-
More than 1.247 million
storm victims have applied
for federal and state aid, and
federal officials continue to
review grant requests to
reimburse local agencies for
recovery projects under way.
Through the U.S.
Department of. Homeland
Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), a total of
$1.172 billion has been
approved on Individuals and
Household Program assis-
tance funds. Of that amount,
$554 million covers grants to
pay for lodging expenses,
rental assistance and mini-
mal home repairs. Another
$619 million covers assis-
tance for other needs, which
include repair or replace-
ment of personal property,
funeral expenses and med-
ical and dental costs related

by Dave Maddox
The floods on the river
remind me of a trip my fami-
ly made in our Model T Ford
when I was a small boy. We
were going to visit my moth-
er's parents in the Frink
Community of Calhoun
County. It had been raining
for several days and the
rivers were flooding the
swamps as well as the wood-
The road from St. Joe to
Wewahitchka was not paved
at that time. Mr. Ben
Dickens had a convict camp
and was using the convicts
to prepare the road for

Sheriffs Office Victim
Advocate Unit under the
direction of Clarice Powell
and Sheriff Mike Mock
These funds are to be used

to the hurricane.
FEMA's Public
Assistance (infrastructure)
program, to date, has oblig-
ated more than $932 million
in supplemental federal dis-
aster grants for projects
undertaken by local govern-
ments and certain private
non-profit entities to make
repairs, and restore and
rebuild publicly-owned facili-
ties in counties the President
declared a disaster. For the
2004 hurricanes, the federal
government is reimbursing
90 percent of the eligible cost
for emergency measures and
permanent restoration. State
and local governments pay
the remaining 10 percent.
The U.S. Small Business
Administration has autho-
rized nearly $1.65 billion in
low-interest disaster loans
for homeowners, renters and
Displaced hurricane vic-
tims currently occupy more
than 12,000 manufactured
housing units mobile
homes and travel homes on

paving just, South of Billy Joe
Rish's cattle farm. The road
in this area was bad and our
car bogged down. The con-
victs came and literally
picked our car up and got us
on through this section of
the road.
While we were at my
grandparent's home my
grandfather Maddox called
and told my father a ship
was due and he needed to
come home. Daddy found
out the road to St. Joe was
impassable so he had to find
another way to get home. My
parents decided we should
drive to River Junction

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Place your order by calling 653-1318

Proceeds help us erect in Apalachicola the famous
bronze statue by Frederick Hart, the first full-scale
replica of a major monument outside
Washington, D.C., to honor all our veterans.

for the continuation of the
"Families in Crisis Fund,"
one of the many outreach
programs of the Victim
Advocate Unit.

private property or in FEMA-
created or leased short-term
housing sites. Since the
onset of the disasters, FEMA
and the state of Florida have
provided more than 15,900
units for individuals with no
other housing alternative.
Some 583,900 disaster
applicants have visited one
of the 92 mobile and fixed-
site Disaster Recovery
Centers (DRCs) that were set
up to assist victims with
application and federal dis-
aster aid program questions.
Presently, nine fixed DRCs
continue to assist applicants
throughout the state.
Applicants with ques-
tions about their application
status or general disaster
inquiries may call the FEMA
Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA
(3362) or TIY 1-800-462-
7585 for the hearing and
speech impaired. The lines
operate Monday-Friday from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

(Chattahoochee), catch the
train home and my mother's
brother, Perry, Would drive
the car back to Frink.
When we arrived at River
Junction the passenger train
had departed but we were
told under the circum-
stances we could ride the
caboose of the freight train.
This would be quite an expe-
rience. I can remember
standing on the back of the
caboose and waving good-
bye to Uncle Perry. I don't,
remember much of the trip
until we arrived just East of
Odena in the Thousand Acre
Pond area.
The woods were flooded
and the water was over the
tracks. The train stopped for
a while then we started mov-
ing again. We were told later
that the high water had put
the fire out in the engine.
They had to build another
fire then get up steam before
the train could continue on
to St. Joe.
That is how we were able
to get home from Frink. I'm
told that the track has since
been raised in that area to
prevent this from happening

Ken Siprell

Your Reliable REALTOR

I Want to Earn Your Business

Kenneth D Siprell hat' jo nrd Cenrur/ 21 Gulf Coa'.t RealtI Inc as a 'ales asoc.ate Jay Rish. the cc.mpan,' broker and o,,r.er
stated that Kensr professional attitude and .'.rk ethic ..i11 be a .eluable 3aiet to both the C:ompanyr a d the people cf Gull
Count/ and Mexico 8etch
Ken. .hiC, gre.', up in Apala.l:hcoli. hi' returned to our area ter .ucce:'ful career ir.n the US "rm/ and Germarn busrncs.
Ken completed The Arm, PF nger Sch.cl eirrnrg the co.eted R 3nger Tab *;hle st3atoned at Ft Campbell. KY He there ..:.lun.
teere.- for tsrm, Special Force;. awid after compler.ng hi: parachute and special forces trirarn. he earned the right to ..*ear the
Green Eeret
Ken retired from the Arm, in June 2001) a: a Sergeant Major After leiaing the Arm/ he went to work lor VEB DE Gerrrman,?
most pcpuljr Internet portl .'her here .*.orked as a 3strategi project manager He ',as responsible for several successful prod-
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tims of violent and abusive
crimes, who as a result of
these crimes find themselves
in a crisis situation.
Funding will assist women
and families with temporary
housing, transportation, util-
ities, and health-related sup-
The Victim Advocate
Unit was established in
1999. During the first year of
operation, the victim advo-
cate, assisted with more
than 150 reported domestic
violence cases and approxi-
mately 100 unreported
domestic violence cases. The
Victim Advocate Unit of the
Sheriffs Office is funded by
the Victims of Crime Act
(VOCA), but the fund is not
underwritten by those
monies and relies on grants
and donations to assist the

"In May of 2001 I wrote
and received a grant to
establish our "Women in
Crisis Emergency Fund,"
said Powell. "As a victim of
domestic battery or sexual
assault the perpetrator often
can be and is a family mem-
ber. If that member is arrest-
ed, it may leave families
without financial means.
Rent may go unpaid and util-
ities could be cut off leaving
the entire family in distress.
The Women in Crisis
Emergency Fund was estab-
lished to assist women and
children through these diffi-
cult times of transition.
However, we do realize, that
single fathers, as well as sin-
gle mothers manage some
families, so we have expand-
ed the program to help
'Families In Crisis'" said

"While these funds are
not a solution to the desper-
ate situation too many vic-
tims of crime endure," said
McNabb, "The Foundation's
grant offers both hope and
assistance to women and
families so that they can
move forward with their
"I believe that existing
Victim Advocate Programs
are a long arm for law
enforcement," said Sheriff
Mock. "These programs help
to assist and move victims
and their families out of a
violent situation. It is essen-
tial that funds are available
to help victims, and without
these funds many needy citi-
zens will be left in a contin-
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Iron and Ornamentals

by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Agent
Most of us know that iron
is an essential element in
human health. Plants
depend on iron for deep green
color and vigorous growth.
Iron deficiency is one of the
most common micro nutrient
problems affecting woody
ornamentals in Florida. It's
also the most difficult to cor-
In our sunshine state,
most plants nutrient problem
is due, in large part, to poor
soil. Iron deficiency is no
exception. Our over limed,
acid soils, and alkaline sand
fix iron in a form plants can-
not use. So, even though
there's a lot of iron in the soil,
most of it is unavailable to
plants. This results in iron
In this article I'll try to
describe causes for iron defi-
ciency. And explain why this
particular nutrient is such a
problem. I'll also discuss

some treatments for correct-
ing iron deficiency.
As I said, iron deficiency
is common in overlimed, acid
soils and alkaline sands.
Another cause is an excess of
heavy metals, such as copper,
zinc, or manganese, in the
soil. These elements are
needed by plants. But, too
much of any one may pro-
duce iron deficiency. This is
especially true of copper.
Usually, chlorosis of the
leaves is the first sign of iron
deficiency. But, leaf chlorosis
also is the initial symptom of
many other nutrient prob-
lems. So, you'll have to watch
for additional clues to iron
deficiency. If the iron prob-
lem is not corrected, new
leaves will be smaller than
normal, and most will have
dead spots and burned edges.
Leaf drop and dad wood are
other indications or iron defi-
As I've pointed out, iron
deficiency is difficult to cor-

rect especially in alkaline
soils. In fact, applying iron
compounds, such as iron sul-
fate, to an alkaline soil won't
do a thing to solve such a
problem. This is because the
soil must be somewhat acid
before plants can take up
Adding some organic
matter such as peat moss or
compost before planting,
will help make the soil more
acid. In already planted
areas, you can acidify the soil
with a mixture of three parts
dusting sulfur and one part
iron sulfate. Use this mixture
at the rate of one pound per
100 square feet, and allow
about two months between
applications. And, remember
that acidifying materials
should not be used more than
three times a year.
Once you've made the
soil more acid, you can apply
an appropriate treatment.
For woody ornamentals, iron
deficiency can be corrected
with iron chelates (KEE-
lates). The kind of chelate
you need will depend on the
species of plant, the pH of the

soil, and will give results
within about a month. There
are chelates, which will work
on highly alkaline soils. But,
these compounds tend to be
quite expensive, and may

take as long as six months to
The names of these
cheats are rather long and
confusing. So, we won't men-
tion any now. Just check

with your garden supply cen-
ter, a local nursery, or your
county extension office for
suggestions concerning the
right kind of iron chelate for
your specific soil problem.

(L-R) Ben Welch, Maverick Dugger, Tymothy Stuart, Megan Hubbard, Deanne Williams, Kyle
Abert and Alex Ramirez.

Boy Scout Troop 47

Boy Scout Troop 47, sponsored by the Port St. Joe Rotary Club, camped at the Scout Expo
April 8 and 9. The Troop meets every Monday at the Scout Center at 7 p.m. Join now and come
with us for a week of fun at summer camp.

Gulf County
Sheriff's Report
On April 7, Larry Joe
Levins, w/m, 40, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for battery.
On April 8, Jason
Edward Strimmel, w/m, 21,
of Wewahitchka, was arrested
.for grand theft with a firearm;
Timothy Wayne Banks, w/m,
33, of Apalachicola, was
arrested for worthless checks;
Lori J. Grishom, w/f, 42, of
Wewahitchka was arrested for
possession of controlled sub-
stance; Roger Wayne
Adkison, w/m, 46, of
Wewahitchka was arrested for
battery; Harry Robert

Redman, w/m, 37, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for violation
of probation.
On April 9, Thelma Ruth
Bryant, w/f, 24, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DWLSR and battery (Bay
County); Joy Rena
Densomore, w/f, 49 of
Wewahitchka was arrested for
failure to pay fine.
On April 11, Bobby Joe
Shields, w/m, 29 of
Wewahitchka was arrested for
failure to register as a sex
offender and possession of
On April 12, Brenda
Turner, w/f, 29, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for child support; David

Fraier, w/m, 18, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for posses-
sion of alcohol under 21;
Emma Jean Nobles, b/f, 51,
of Wewahitchka, was arrested
for possession of crack
cocaine with intent to distrib-
On April 13, Michael A.,
Wilkes, w/m, 39, was arrest-
ed for uttering and worthless
checks four times; Scott
Thomas McAlister, w/m, 23,
of Panama City was arrested
for VOP sale of a counterfeit
substance; Michael Dunns ,
b/m, 48, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for possession of
marijuana; Emma Jean
Nobles, b/f, 51, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested

FWC Division of Law Enforcement News

The recent heavy rains
have brought the
Apalachicola and Chipola
Rivers above flood stages
keeping officers busy. The
flood waters came in such
speed several individuals
were caught in high waters
before evacuating. Officers
from Gulf, Bay, Calhoun, and
Franklin counties have been
doing security patrols on the
Apalachicola and Chipola
rivers of citizens' homes that
have been flooded.

Numerous residents were
assisted in getting out of their
flooded homes including one
elderly couple in which the
female was confined to a
wheelchair. Two elderly men
were swept from the highway
in a pickup truck. The men
were assisted as well as their
vehicle saved from the swift
rising water. A large
Styrofoam ice chest was
found floating down the
Chipola River Cutoff contain-
ing approximately 15 to 20
small marijuana plants. The

MLS#104492 Brand New Subdivision in Highlandview
called Sunset Bay. This 12 lot development is located
next to the Fire Station with all lots close to a quarter of
an acre. Prices range from $209K-$279K. Homeowners
should have a bay view if they choose to build up. Call
Doug Birmingham for more info at 850-227-5239
or Carol Bell at 850-227-4252.


marijuana was turned over to
the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office. Officers have been
feeding several house pets
that were left in homes or
barns due to the flood.
Officer Hal Webb went
offshore and assisted with the
removal of an individual from
a shrimp boat and transport-
ed the subject to an ambu-
lance in Port St. Joe. The
subject was very ill due to a
ruptured appendix.

MLS#104162 This first tier lot is located on Cape San
Bias in the "X" Flood Zone requiring no flood insur-
ance. Lots? of amenities that include boardwalk to the
beach, and a community pool. Many homes are already
being build in this premier subdivision call "Jubilation".
$795K Call me for more information.

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Due to the recent flooding event, the dates for the Spring Cleanup have
been postponed to the following dates:

The Annual District 5 SpringCleanup will begin, Monday, May 2, 2005 until Friday, May 6,
2005. All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, April 29, 2005. The clean-up
will begin in Oak Grove and include Jones Homestead, Simmons Bayou, Indian Pass and
Cape San Bias. This is a one time pick-up ----NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
The Annual District 3 Spring Cleanup will begin, Monday, May 16, 2005 until Friday, May
20, 2005. All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, May 13, 2005. The clean-
up will begin in White City and include St. Joe Beach, Beacon Hill, Highland View and
Overstreet. This is a one time pick-up ----NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
All items must be separated (i.e. white goods, wood products, yard debris, etc.)
If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf County Public Works
Office at (850) 227-1401.

Bill Williams
Commissioner, District 3
Jerry Barnes
Ad #2005-016 Publish April 21 & 28, 2005 Commissioner, District 5

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Mexico Beach
Police Report
During the past week, the
Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 118
calls for service and investi-
gated two thefts.
Officers also issued 12
traffic citations and eight
traffic warnings.
On April 11: Jonathan
Bennett of Mexico Beach was
arrested for domestic battery.
On April 16: Chad Olson
of Mexico Beach was arrested
for possession of prescription
medicine without a prescrip-
tion bottle (two times) and
possession of alcohol under
21; Sarah Carter of
Wewahitchka was arrested for
selling or giving alcohol to
person under 21.

Port St. Joe Police
On April 12, around 6:00
p.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested John
Carlos Perrys, age 29, of
Bossier City, La. Perrys was
taken into custody in Port St.

Joe. He was charged with with the assistance of several

burglary of an occupied
dwelling, aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon and
wearing a mask while com-
mitting a felony. Perrys'
arrest was made possible

law enforcement agencies.
Other charges may be pend-
ing and Perrys is awaiting
first appearance in the Gulf
County Jail. This investiga-
tion is still ongoing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

You're mong friends at
Oak Grve A.ssembl of GodW
David .A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street 'ort St. Joe. J,
Schedule of Services
Sunday "Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am MdWeek Meal 5:00pm
MorningWorship 10:45am Mid Week Bible Study d:15pm
Xids on the Move 0:45am Ministry In Actjon 6:15pm
Cross Training Vouth 6:15pm
Men's Ministr- Mondav- 6:30pm
Ladies Mnistry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise ,e Worship 'reaching the Pure Word

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.
SAll Times are EST

Dan Rhodes
Minister of Music/Touth
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries

Jesus is Lord an He is waiting

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

Mike Westbrook,

5unaay cnhool
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

9:4.5 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

The Catholic Church of Gulf County

Welcomes You

St. Joseph
20th & Monument
Port St. Joe, FL

St. Lawrence Mission
Hwy 71 North
Wewahitchka, FL.

(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule

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

11:00 am (CT)

S 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time ui /
10:45 a.m.
Adult School -
11:00 a.m. -i
*Sunday School /-
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 9:00 a.m. CST
Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

W. P. "Rocky Comforter ,
L.F.D. Marvin "Corky" Wayne Barker

(850) 227-1818

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


Sunday School ....

Mr. Marvin "Corky" Wayne Barker, 78,
passed away Saturday, April 16, 2005 at his
home in Mexico Beach, FL. He served in the
Army during WWII, and fought in the Battle of
the Bulge. After his return home from service,
S on November 24, 1947, Mr. Barker married
Margaret Asher. He was an operating engineer
for Local 150, and was a member of
,, Wheatfield, Indiana Masonic Lodge, was a
;, : Shriner, a member of the American Legion
Post 440 in DeMotte, Indiana, and the John
C. Gainous Post 10069, Veterans of Foreign
Wars. He was also of the Methodist denomination.
Mr Barker was preceded in death by his parents, Melva and
Rachael Barker; three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Barker; his children, Sue
Anderson and husband Don, Marvine Blanton and husband Glen,
and Mark Barker; two grandchildren, Melanie and Mark, Jr.; two
great-grandchildren, Austin and Zade; a sister, Ella Cummins and
husband Rae; a brother, Virgil Barker and wife Helen and two sis-
ters-in-law, Norma Barker and Dorothy Barker.
Memorialization is by cremation. A memorial service will be held
at the John C. Gainous Post in Highland View at a tirpe and date to
be announced later. Those who wish may make donations in his
memory to Covenant Hospice (2589 Jenks Ave., Panama City 32405)
All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral

Boncile M. Collins

Boncile McCormick Collins, 64, a homemaker, died Thursday,
April 14.
The service was held on Saturday at Killearn United Methodist
Church in Tallahassee with burial at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St.
Joe. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home was in charge- of the
A long time resident of Tallahassee, Mrs. Collins had also lived
in Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. She was a charter member of
Killearn United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Earnest Strauss of
Tallahassee; a son, Charles A. Earnest, Jr. of
"A Reformed Voice Birmingham, Al.; a sister-in-law, Earline
in the Community" McCormick of Tallahassee; four grandchil-
dren, Elizabeth and Katherine Strauss and
Bill Taylor, Pastor Chuck and Jimmy Earnest; a niece, Terri
Dr. illayor, Pasor McCormick of Chicago; a nephew, Doug
McCormick of Fernandina Beach; and a cir-
........................9:30 a.m. cle of special friends.

Sunday ieilowsnip ....................u:u a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ..............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Failh Christian School

Church of Christ

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


Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday


9:30 a.m. Sunday

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

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

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

Good.Shepherd .Cutheran Church
929 South Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, Alorida 32404
phone 871-6311

regular Sunday Worship at 8.00 a.m. ( 10:30 am.
Sunday School /iIdult tible Study at 9:15 a.m.

jI staffed nursery is provided during the
Sunday School hour and 10:30 worship service.
Please accept this special invitation to be our guest

The friendly place to worship! '

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
Worship-Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study-Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday-Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times centraU
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

Fear, Faith and Obedience

Do you ever feel
as though you're at
the end of your
No matter what
you do, there is just
no hope.
I'll bet you felt
like Gideon, when
the angel spoke to
Gideon asked if
the Lord was pre-
sent, why He let
things happen to
He had to get
their attention, even
way back then.
He has to do the
same with us, over
and over again.
Many of us are
like Gideon, we

remember miracles
of the past.
We need to focus
on God more, He's
not close to perform-
ing His last.
Many times like
Gideon, we ask for a
sign, to let us know
He is there.
We have to put
our faith in God
alone, to overcome
our fear.
To do this we
have to stop and lis-
ten, be obedient to
what we're told.
The Word says,
He'll spew us out
lukewarm, He wants
us either hot or cold.
Billy Johnson

The Gann Brothers 25th

Anniversary Concert

The Gann
Brothers 25th
Anniversary Concert
comes to the Marina
Civic Center in
downtown Panama
City on Saturday,
April 30 at p.m. The
concert will Benefit
Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranches.
The Mayor of
Panama City is pro-
claiming April 30,
"Gann Brothers
Day" at City Hall in
Panama City on
April 26 at 3 p.m.
Also performing

at the concert will be
Dixie Echoes, Men of
Music, Bibletones,
Undivided, Legacy,
Heavenly Hearts,
Diamonds, Neysa
Wilkins, Tammy
Kirkland, Amy
Gann, Cricket Lee
and Samantha
Tickets are
available at area
Christian bookstores
for $10, and at the
door for $12. Call
850-769-8654 for
tickets or visit:

"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

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For More Information Call 229-8691
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Performance aFirsti Baptist Church
Scott White and the Senior Adult Choir
of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga.,
will be at First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe
on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
Scott is a native of this area. We welcome
all of our community to this special concert.
The Lord is using Scott in a great way to
minister to many people around the world.
Come enjoy the concert and renew old

Men of Mission Meeting
The first quarterly County Wide Men of
Mission Meeting will be held at the Highland
View Church of God on Monday, April 25,
2005 at 7 p.m. EDT.
Men of all denominations are urged to
attend this meeting. All of us need encour-
agement to continue our work in the Lord.
This meeting is for all men of God to take our
stand and take Gulf County back for God
Pastor David Fernandez is be the guest

Beach Baptist Wednesday Night Dinner
The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for April 20 will be
sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes,
dessert and tea and for April 27 will be
lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert
and tea. Dinners may be eaten in or taken
out and are served from 4 to 6 p.m. EST. A
$5 donation per plate is appreciated.
The church is located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach. Call 647-3950 to place
Everyone is welcome.

Benefit Breakfast
The First United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach men's group will be holding a
benefit breakfast on Saturday, April 23 from
7 to 10:30 a.m.
The men will be serving pancakes,
sausage, coffee and juice for a $5 donation.
All proceeds from the breakfast will go to
First United Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach is located at 111 N. 22nd St. in
Mexico Beach.
For more information, please contact
Pastor Ted Lovelace at 647-9358.

Spring BBQ at First UMC
Tickets are now on sale for the annual
"Spring" BBQ chicken supper to be held
Friday, April 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. EST, at the
First United Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall in Port St. Joe.
Tickets are $5 each and can be pur-
chased from any member of the Methodist
Men's Club or at the door. Meal includes half
a chicken, beans, slaw, bread and tea. You
are invited to "take-out" or "eat-in" at the
Church Fellowship Hall. The United
Methodist Women will also have a bake sale
beginning at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Contact Walter Wilder at 227-1842 for
further information or tickets.

Church Garage Sale Saturday
On Saturday, April 23, rain or shine, the
First United Methodist Church of
Apalachicola will be holding a garage sale in
the Fellowship Hall.
The church is located at the corner of
U.S. 98 and 5th Street in Apalachicola.

Bread of Life Food Ministries
The Abe Springs Baptist Church Bread
of Life Food Ministries will be giving away
groceries on Saturday, April 23, from 8 to 10
a.m. CDT.
The church is located at 13913
SWCR275, Blountstown, FL. For more infor-
mation, call 850-674-5880 or 674-4376. Do
not bring a bag or box as we have the gro-
ceries already bagged.

Kids Night Friday
The First United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach presents Freaky Friday Kids
Night Out, every Friday from 6 til 9 PM CST.
There will be games, crafts, movies and
pizza. Everyone is invited to attend. For
more information, please call Cheryl
Glennon at 340-0748.

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

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Third Annual St. Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival

Happy Ours Kayak &
anoe Outpost and the Gulf
county Chamber of
commerce are hosting the
Fhird annual St. Joseph Bay
Cleanup and Kayak Festival
pn Saturday, May 14. This
event is being held in con-

junction with the National
River Cleanup Week which
was founded in 1992 to help
keep America's waterways
Held annually on the
second Saturday in May, this
festival continues to grow as
the weather
S shines on the
warm waters
of the Bay
S.. :.,. while friends
llllk.' and family
wade, paddle
and dive for
trash. The
three outfit-
ters on the
Bay are offer-
ing their
kayaks free to
adults for the
cleanup, and
area sponsors
have donated
some fabu-
lous prizes.

Presnell's Bayside Marina
and St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park are waiving ramp
fees for boats that wish to
launch at their facilities on
the day of the festival.
We will repeat the layout
from last year since it
seemed to work so well.
Everyone enjoyed the day
and went home with at least
one prize or give-away. The
cleanup will begin at 9 a.m.
Eastern Time on Saturday,
May 14, and conclude at
noon with prizes being
awarded for most trash col-
lected, and most unusual
piece of trash. A raffle for
prizes donated by our spon-
sors will take place at Happy
Ours at noon. Finally, kayak
races will begin at 2 PM.
This was a highlight of the
festival last year. Prizes
donated by our sponsors will
be awarded to the winner in
each of the following divi-

Covenant Hospice Hosts Free Volunteer Workshop

Covenant Hospice is.
seeking compassionate vol-
.unteers who are interested in
making a difference in the
lives of patients with life-lim-
iting illnesses and their fam-
ilies. A volunteer training
workshop will be held April
26 27 from 8 a.m. 1 p.m.
at Covenant Hospice located

With Thankful Hearts
The family of Ruth
Jones-Filmore extends a
heartfelt thanks to all who
reached out to us during the
loss of our beloved mother,
grandmother, great-grand-
mother, sister, aunt, relative
and dear friend whose home
going celebration was held
March 5.
We express sincere
thanks for the prayers, vis-
its, telephone calls, comfort-
ing messages, kindness,
thoughtfulness and all other
acts of kindness shown to
the family during this time.
Special, acknowledgement to
Hospice of the Emerald
Coast and Bay Medical
Hospital for their caring ser-.

at 107 W. 19th St. in
Panama City.
Volunteers are needed
for patient/family support,
nursing home visits,
bereavement support,
fundraising events, P.A.W.S.
(Pets are Working Saints)
and much more. The pro-
gram is free and open to the

vices that tremendously
helped our family to cope
with the loss of our loved
The Ruth Jones-Filmore

Letter of Thanks
Robbinson Avenue AME
Grace Church would like to
take the time to thank you
all for your spirit and cooper-
ation. We appreciate your
participation and donations.
Once a month, we would like
to come together in unity and
power, women and men, to
become strong and godly in
our community. Once again,
thank you all for your spirit
and cooperation.
SLove, Mary L. Freeman


Loring B.

Walton, III
Loring B. Walton, III, was
born Nov. 4, 1951, to Loring
Walton, Jr. and Elizabeth
Walton. He passed away
April 1 in Indian Pass.
Loring was a financial.
Survivors include his
wife, Muriel Walton; daugh-
ters, Suzanne Walton of New
York, NY and Amanda
,Walton of Atlanta, GA; step-
daughter, Michelle Ramirez
and husband Efrain of Port
St. Joe; brother John Walton
and wife Sandra of Chapel
Hill, NC; sister Elizabeth
Walton of Atlanta and three
A memorial service was
held Sunday, April 10 with
Kelley Funeral Home in

Apalachicola in charge of the

Don "Capt"

Donald Werbacher, born
December 1, 1933, passed
away Wednesday, April 13.
He was a current resident of
Wewahitchka and a native of
New York City, where he
proudly served 20 years as a
New York Firefighter. Mr.
Werbacher served his coun-
try in the U. S. Air Force and
was also a licensed U. S.
Merchant Marine Officer.
He was loved and
respected by those who knew
He will be sadly missed.
Funeral arrangements
are under the direction of
Comforter Funeral Home.

public. Refreshments will be
The contributions made
by volunteers allow Covenant
Hospice, a non-profit organi-
zation, to continue to provide
a very special kind of care.
To register or to learn more,
call Shelley Frazier at 785-

and Marilyn Clayton
This is the day that the'
Lord hath made. Let us
rejoice and be glad in it.
In Appreciation
The family of Grover
Clark wishes to express their
appreciation for the many
acts of kindness rendered
during the demise of our
loved one.
If you said a prayer,
brought food, sent flowers or
offered comfort, we thank
The Family of Grover

Letter of Thanks
The family of Claude
Adams wishes to express our
sincere thanks and apprecia-
tion to our many friends and
neighbors whose thoughtful-
ness has been expressed in
this time of bereavement.
Thank you, Antoinette
Adams, Inez Matthews,
Viletta Douglas and Family.

Special Thanks from the

Freddie Woullard,Jr. Family
Freddie Woullard, Jr.
September 10, 1962 -
March 16, 2005.
Perhaps you sent a love-
ly card or sat quietly in a
Perhaps you sent a floral
piece, if so, we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the
kindest words as any friend
could say.
Perhaps you were not
there at all, just thought of
us that day.
Whatever you did to con-
sole our hearts, we thank
you so much whatever the

Children under 18 in
single kayaks (both genders)
Women in single kayaks
Men in single kayaks
Seniors aged 60 and
older in single kayaks (both
Teams of two in tandem
kayaks (any age and gender).
For further information,
please contact Debbie or Dan
VanVleet at Happy Ours
Kayak & Canoe Outpost, 775
Cape San Blas Road, (850)
229-1991; or the Gulf
County Chamber of
Commerce in Port St. Joe at
(850) 227-1223.

Gulf County

ARC to Meet
Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens, Inc.
will hold a public meeting on
Monday, May 2, at 4 p.m. at
309 Williams Avenue, Port
St. Joe, to give citizens of
Gulf County an opportunity
to become acquainted with
the proposed new office and
training facility for Gulf
County ARC and to comment'
on such items as: economic
and environmental impacts,
service area, alternatives to
the project and other matters
of concern.

Boyd Staff Holds Office

Hours in Port St. Joe
A member of
Congressman Allen Boyd's
(D-North Florida) staff will be
visiting Port St. Joe on the
third Thursday of every
month so the people of Gulf
County will have the oppor-
tunity to personally discuss
issues concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's
staff is trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of
issues relating to various
federal agencies. It is impor-
tant- to the Congressman
that his staff is available for
those who are not able to
travel to either his Panama
City or Tallahassee offices.
Office Hours with
Congressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday, April 21, 2005
9:30 a.m. 11:30a.m.
Gulf County Courthouse
Administrative Annex, Port
St. Joe


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A horse is a horse, of
course, of course. My funny
bone, was tickled when I read
an article in the News Herald
some time ago. There was no

author's name on the article
that I could give credit to.
The article just indicated
that it came from
Pennsylvania. So I thought

that it was worth writing
about it in my own words so
that, if anyone missed it,
they could read about it
here. The article was named:
Three men were charged
with violating the state of
Pennsylvania's drunken dri-
ving law. One man was dri-
ving a pickup and the other
two riding horses away from

Private Hula Lessons Now Offered

In the last two weeks,
Lisa and Malia Faipea have
been getting requests for pri-
vate hula lessons. The
Faipeas had not given any
thought to offering private
lessons until the calls began.
They recently accepted a
request and did their first
hula lesson out on the Cape.
A family visiting from

Indiana called and asked the
Faipeas if they'd give their
daughter private lessons.
They obliged, going to the
family's beach house and
teaching their five-year-old
daughter, Sidney, to hula the
routines "Kaholo Hula" and
"Pearly Shells."
The hula instructors had
a fun time and made a good

friend all at once.
The Faipeas have decid-
ed to offer lessons to tourists
and anyone who would pre-
fer to take lessons at their
residence instead of at the
community center.
For more information on
private hula lessons, contact
Lisa Faipea at 227-7014.

a bar on a dark country road.
The driver of the pickup
allegedly rear-ended one of
the horses.
Unfortunately all three
men failed sobriety tests, so
all three were charged with
drunken driving. The charge
against the two men on
horseback was thrown out
after they argued before the
state Supreme Court that the
word "vehicle" in the state's
drunken driving law does not
apply to horses.
The prosecutors argued
that the code specifically
includes people riding ani-
mals. However the majority
justices cited a similar case
in Utah, where judges said
such a statute is confusing
and too vague about which
regulations would apply to
animals as well as vehicles.
One judge who is fond of
writing rhyming opinions,
summed up his one dissent-
ing vote with these stanzas

Migratory Bird Day Open House Tours

St. Vincent National staff-guided refuge tours
Wildlife Refuge will conduct May 11, 12 and 13 to cele-

Peacebuilders For the Week of April 25-29

Front Row from Left: Pre-K-Travis Morrison;
Kindergarten-Alex Naus (not pictured); 2nd Grade-Reed
Smith, George Cargill.
Back Row from Left: 1st Grade-Marcell Johnson; 3rd
Grade-Kaleb Odom; 4th Grade-Tiquan Lang; 5th Grade-
Emerald Muniz.

brate Migratory Bird Day.
Many neotropical migratory
birds are declining due to
fragmentation of breeding
habitat in North America and
loss of winter habitat in the
Caribbean, Central America
and South America.
Participants will have the
opportunity to become better
acquainted with their refuge
and its varied wildlife and
wildlife habitats.
One tour will be con-
ducted daily May 11, 12, and
13 (Wednesday through
Friday). The tours are sched-
uled to leave the Refuge's
Indian Pass boat dock at
8:00 a.m., E.D.T. and will
return at approximately 1:00
p.m., E.D.T. Transportation
across Indian Pass will be
provided for participants of
the staff-guided tours.
Those wishing to partici-
pate must make reservations
by phone at 850-653-8808
beginning on April 25.
Reservations will be limited
to four individuals per group.
As a reminder, the
Refuge is open to the public
year-round during daylight
hours except during hunt

periods and prescribed
burns and/or wildfires.
Special permits or prior
notice are not required to
visit. Transportation to the
Refuge is the responsibility
of the visitor when not in
conjunction with a specific
refuge activity.
On March 14, 1903,
President Roosevelt set aside
Pelican Island in Sebastian,
Florida as America's first fed-
eral wildlife sanctuary.
Thanks to his courageous
effort, Americans now have
95 million acres to call their
own in 540 very special
places around the country.
Thepe lands the National
Wildlife Refuge System -
remain today as America's
only network of federal lands,
dedicated to wildlife conser-
"Our mission is working
with others to conserve, pro-
tect, and enhance fish,
wildlife, and plants and their
habitats for the continuing
benefit of the American peo-

mimicking the theme song of
the old T.V. show "MR. ED."
According to what I
found on the Internet, once a
law is on the books, it is hard
to get it changed or removed.
It seems that Congress is too
busy writing new laws to
take the time to remove old
laws that are outdated.
An example of this kind

Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are:. Roxy, nice
female pup about six months
old (pictured); Sadie, female
Setter puppy; Jetta, beauti-
ful lab/chow cross female,
heartworm free; Hut, large
husky, yellow/white bulldog;
Archie, seven-month old
Bulldog mix and nice
lab/chow pup about three
and half months old.
Siamese male, stub tale

of law is the one that pro-
hibits spitting on the side-
walk. That law was written
eons ago when women all
wore long dresses.
It was to protect the
hems of women's skirts as
they swept them along the
sidewalks. Women no longer
wear long dresses daily and
the sidewalk is no longer
their only way of getting
around. The law however still
The only way not to have
thousands of inappropriate
laws on the books is to add a
clause stating when that
particular law will expire.
A temporary law never
stays temporary.
The more time spent on
a tax return, the less accu-
rate it becomes.

and already neutered;
Sedona, deep red female pup
about seven months old;
Socks, nice male kitty, seven
months old, neutered, shots;
and several cats already
spayed or neutered and
ready to go. 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-

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4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program

Look out world, they may
be young, but they've got a lot
to say. As a child, we're
taught "children should be
seen but not heard."
However, at a special 4-H
event, top youth public
speakers from area schools
competed in the 4-H
Tropicana Public Speaking
Contest. These youth were
encouraged not only to speak
up, but awarded for doing so.
Approximately 480 students
in local schools participated
in this program in March and
April. More than 128,500
young people in fourth
through sixth grades attend-
ing 800 different schools
statewide participated in the
contest last year. Fifty-two
out of 67 Florida counties
participate annually in the
On April 14, 2005, the
first-and second-place win-
ners from each school com-
peted in a county contest.
Speech topics included every-
thing from "Imagination" dis-
cussed by Alexa Allison,
Wewahitchka Elementary,
"What Planet Do Girls Come
From" by Joe Love of Port St.
Joe Elementary, to "Oh
Sisters" by Michelle Holly of
Wewahitchka Elementary.
This year's winners are Blaine
Bush of Port St. Joe
Elementary first-place Junior
Division speaking on "My
Sister the Alien," and Erica
Protsman of Port St. Joe
Middle School first place

Senior Division speaking on
"Grace O'Malley." Full schol-
arships, provided by
Tropicana, Inc., to
Timpoochee 4-H camp this
summer are awarded to both
of the first-place winners.
These youth will also partici-
pate in the final level of com-
petition District 3 4-H
Tropicana Public Speaking
Contest in Tallahassee, FL

of Port St. Elementary and
Erica Protsman of Port St.
Joe Middle School "learned to
relax and enjoyed speaking in
front of a crowd". Megan
Gannon of Port St. Joe
Elementary stated that she
thought the public speaking
skills she learned from this
program "will help in high
school to speak in front of
peers and also in college and

Placing in the Junior Division were (from left to right): Bryce
Gerber 3rd Place, Joe Love 4th Place Honorable Mention, Alexa
Allison 2nd Place, Blaine Bush 1st Place.

on May 12, 2005.
Congratulations to all of the
'The hardest part of
public speaking is getting in
front of people," stated Bryce
Gerber of Wewahitchka
Elementary and Joe Love of
Port St. Joe Elementary. On
the other hand, Blaine Bush

when applying for jobs."
"Everyone can relate to
that jittery moment when you
first step in front of a crowd.
For many young people, this
contest is their first experi-
ence giving a speech," said
Marilyn Norman, Assistant
Dean for 4-H Youth
Development Programs at the

University of Florida/IFAS.
"Whether or not they win,
writing and delivering a
speech helps youth learn
valuable life skills that will
benefit them later in life," she
Tropicana has sponsored
the contest since 1969 and
provides classroom materials
for teachers, certificates of
participation, medallions for
school winners, plaques for
county winners, summer
camp scholarships and
Tropicana. orange juice
refreshments for the county
contest. Over a million stu-
dents have participated in
this program since its begin-
If you have a question
about 4-H or 4-H Camp, write
to Mildred K. Melvin,
Extension Agent 4-H and
Family and Consumer
Sciences, University of
Florida/IFAS Extension-
Gulf County, PO Box 250 200
N. 2nd Street, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465; or call the
Extension Office at 639-3200
or 229-2909. The University
of Florida/IFAS Extension-
Gulf County is an Equal
Employment Opportunity-
Affirmative Action Employer
authorized to provide
research, educational infor-
mation and other services
only to individuals and insti-
tutions that function without
regard to race, color, sex or
national origin.

Scholarship Money Available

The Florida Peanut
Producers Association is
pleased to announce the
opening of their 2005
Scholarship Award Program,
effective April 1.
Two $1,200 scholarships
will be awarded to deserving
high school senior and/or

college students. The winners
must be the son or daughter
of an actively producing
peanut grower, not necessari-
ly a member of the FPPA. It is
the intent of the Scholarship
Award Committee, however,
that the award recipients
attend a Florida junior col-

lege or four-year university.
Each winner will receive
$600 when the scholarship
winners are announced. The
remaining $600 will be
awarded after the completion
of one semester and docu-
mentation of passing grades
is submitted to the FPPA

Mexico Beach Seeks Vintage Photos

Remember those family
gatherings at the family cot-
tage at Mexico Beach years
ago? Chances are, someone
'may have snapped a picture
:with their Kodak box camera
of the kids and grandma
standing at the edge of the
water in their droopy vintage
swimwear, or Uncle Frank
and Aunt Mae cooking up
hamburgers for the clan out-
side a wide screen porch.
The Mexico Beach
Community Development
Council would like to scan
your old memorabilia photos
for its archives. The snap-
shot copies can be enlarged,
mounted, framed and exhibit-

ed in the CDC Welcome
Center gallery to create a
"walk down memory lane."
Sam Kates, a retired
museum director, who volun-
teers his time to organize
exhibits at the CDC gallery,
said, "Mexico Beach is chang-
ing fast. There needs to be a
record of life in the early days
when the community was so
remote that it was not
uncommon to see cattle on
the beach."
Photos of early cottages,
landmarks, stores, highway
98, fishing boats and beach
scenes around the old pier
would be ideal, along with
images of people who enjoyed.

the long summer days with-
out the benefit of an air con-
If anyone would like to
share their old photos, bring
them to CDC welcome center.
The pictures can be scanned
and the original photos
returned safely to the owner.
A brief description of "who,
what, when, where", will be
needed for each photo so
labels can be made for each
photograph when displayed.
The CDC welcome center
is open Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
For additional information,
call Lynn at 850-648-8196.

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"The Florida Peanut
Producers Association is
committed to helping further
the education of young people
in Florida and the scholar-
ship program is evidence of
our commitment," said Ken
Barton Executive Director of
the FPPA.
"The FPPA welcomes all
applicants. The final selection
will be made by the commit-
tee and all applicants will be
notified by mail, as will the
scholarship winners," said
For an application, con-
tact the FPPA office at 2741
Penn Ave. Suite 1, Marianna,
FL 32488 or call (850) 526-
FPPA Scholarship appli-
cations must be postmarked
no later than July 1, 2005.

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Gulf County is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the
Neighborhood Revitalization category in the amount of $700,000.00 under the Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must bene-
fit low and moderate income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and
moderate income persons for which Gulf County is applying are:


Activity Number and Name

04a Water Lines New Potable $525,250.00
09a Water Hookups $ 43,750.00
16 Engineering $ 75,000.00
13 Administration $ 56,000.00
Total $700,000.00

The project will undertake water line extensions to the Overstreet area in Gulf County coming from the City of Port St.
Joe and will provide water hook-ups for the Low Moderate Income families along the new water lines.

Gulf County plans to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG funded activities; if any persons
are displaced as a result of these planned activities Gulf County will assist such persons in the following manner: Any
person/family or business that is displaced will receive relocation payments based on uniform act requirements.

The public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at Gulf County
Commission meeting, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 302 Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. or
as soon thereafter as possible. A draft copy of parts of the application will be available for review at that time. A
final copy of.the application will be made available at Gulf County, County Administrator's office Monday through
Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00p.m. no more than five (5) working days after May 19, 2005. For
obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing contact Mr. Donald Butler, Gulf
County Administrator, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Telephone 850-229-6106.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an
interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Mr. Donald Butler at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend
the public hearing should contact Mr. Butler at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language inter-
preter will be provided. To access a Telecommunications Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 229-6111.
Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Mr. Butler at least five cal-
endar days prior to the meeting.

Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the
application. The disclosures will be made available by Gulf County and DCA for public inspection upon request.
These disclosures will be made available for a minimum period of five years.

1. Other Government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the
form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax, benefit or any other form
of direct or indirect benefits by source and amount;

2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or
consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or

3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary
interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000.00 or 10% of the grant request
(whichever is lower);

4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others
listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary
interest by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity;

5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the
providers of those funds and the amount provided; and

6. The expected uses of all funds by activities and amount.
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May 2 will be an exciting
day for Faith Bible Church
and Faith Christian School.
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begin the first stage of a new
multi-purpose building.
This building will be the
sanctuary for Faith Bible
Church services, and will
also serve as an auditorium

for school assemblies and
activities. This is the first
phase of four additions need-
ed by the church and the
school. The second phase
will add enough space for a
gym as well as a larger wor-
ship area.
Three members of the
church and school will be a
construction team in the
building process, Tommy
Watson, Paul Cox and Bob
Rhinehart. Bob Rhinehart
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upcoming graduation of
Clyde Richard Lamberson III
Lamberson will graduate
Magna Cum Laude on
Sunday, May 1, With a
Bachelor of Science degree in
elementary education.
Lamberson graduated
from Port St. Joe High
School in 2000 with honors.
He is the son of Rick
Lamberson and the late
Vickie Lamberson, and step-
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PSJ Band Boosters Meeting

The Port St. Joe Band
Boosters will meet at 6 p.m.,
E.D.T., on Monday, May 2,
in the band room.
This will be the final
meeting before the end of
school and it is very impor-
tant that we have good par-
Parents are encouraged
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This has been a beauti-
ful time for spring holidays,
and we wish all our staff,
students, and families a safe
and pleasant vacation.
Please remember Mrs. Lynne
Wells in prayer. She is hav-
ing hip replacement surgery
and is in Bay Medical
Hospital. Mrs. Well, who is
our librarian and special

aide for individual student
needs, will be out for the
remainder of the school year.
We will miss her, and we
pray for an easy and rapid
Students will return
from spring break on April
25 for a few more weeks of
school. The kindergarten
classes will be dismissed on
May 13, and graduation of
the five-year-old class will be
held that evening. The four-
year-old class will also par-

ticipate in the program. The
last day of school for stu-
dents in grades one and up
will be May 20, and the
teachers' last day is May 23.
To get ready for our end
of the year programs and
activities, Mrs. Teri Nelson,
president of the PTF, has
announced a spring workday
after school on Friday, April
29, and/or on Saturday
morning beginning at eight
o'clock, April 30. Parents,
friends and church members
are invited to bring tools and
energy to the school so that
we can clean, paint and
repair. Some will be con-
structing a fence across the
back of the play yards. Plans
are also being made with
the assistance of Mr. Roy Lee
Carter for a butterfly gar-
den around the flagpole.
This makes us reflect on
God's Word in I Corinthians
3:9, "For we are laborers
together with God: you are
God's husbandry, you are
God's Building," always
remembering verse 11, "For
other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid which
is Jesus Christ."

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WES would like to intro-
duce you to Brandy Kemp,
who is new to our school this
year. She is currently work-
ing as an aide in Mr. Brown's
classroom. Brandy comes to
us with a wealth of experi-

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ence working with children.
She holds an Early
Education degree from Gulf
Coast Community College
and for the past 14 years has
worked at K.I.D.S and at
Early Head Start.
Brandy is the mother of
three children: 12-year-old
Ariel, 9-year-old Abriel, and
8-year-old Blake. She loves
to participate in outdoor
activities with her children
and to go shopping.
Brandy's goal for this
year is to earn the trust and
respect of each child she
works with in Mr. Brown's
class and to know that she
has made a difference in at
least one child's life.
Welcome, Brandy. We
are fortunate to have you as
a part of our WES family.

Neverland Does Exist

Just imagine a place to
learn, explore, and discover
that has no books, work-
sheets, tests or the word
FCAT, a place where children
of all learning styles, back-
grounds and interests can
feel successful in an educa-
tional setting. Sounds too
good to be true, doesn't it?
On April 6, 44 eager
fourth graders from
Wewahitchka Elementary
School found such a magnif-
icent place, Camp Driftwood

Educational Center at St.
Simons Island, Ga. Here they
ventured down a star-lit
nature trail, 'frolicked with
an alligator, grappled with
pythons, and in unforget-
table ways, came closer to
nature. Everyone had a
great time and brought back
memories that will last a life-
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Terry Stryker, a veteran
teacher at Wewahitchka High
School, was recently elected
to the advisory board of the
Florida League of Teachers.
The Florida League of
Teachers was organized in
1993 by the Florida
Department of Education to
establish a vehicle for engag-
ing some of Florida's most
outstanding teachers in the
statewide implementation of
school improvement and
accountability. The League is
one component of a
statewide coordinated pro-
fessional development sys-
tem for the support of educa-
tional reform. The major
work of League teachers is
modeling, training, facilitat-
ing and coaching to promote

other teachers' continual
improvement in the instruc-
tional setting.
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Teachers currently has 153
members, representing most
grade levels and subject
areas. Through a nomination
process, these outstanding
classroom practitioners have

been selected from a pool of
present or former district,
regional, or state Teachers of
the Year, candidates for
Technology Teacher of the
Year, and other subject area
award winners. Membership
in the League is expected to
expand as more outstanding
teachers are brought
onboard to help meet the
demands for instructional
League teachers are
available throughout Florida
to provide training in sub-
ject-area curriculum and
effective learning processes
for schools requesting their
services. Through contacts
made by the Department of
Education and their own
professional initiatives,
League members serve as
demonstration teachers,
mentors, and facilitators. In
follow-up visits to schools,
they work directly with
teachers in their own class-
League members are
provided with professional
development opportunities to
increase their effectiveness

School Calendar for April thru May

WHS Girls Track Team:
District Champions
WHS Boys Track Team:
District Champions
Wewahitchka High
School hosted the District
Track Meet on Wednesday,
April 13. Over 200 kids par-
ticipated from 8 schools. 17
girls and 24 boys from WHS
will advance to the Regional
Meet next Wednesday in
April 18- April 22:
Spring Break
April 20:
Regional Track and
Field: leave WHS at 7:30
a.m., return 10:00 p.m.
April 21:
Opportunity Center trip
leaves at 5:00 p.m.
April 22-24:
Senior Trip: Seniors at
WHS by 5:30 a.m.
April 22-24:
Odyssey of the Mind- 3
teams to state competition
April 25:
Progress reports
April 26:
Football parents meeting
April 27:
Secretaries' Day
April 27-May 1:
Band Trip- leave WHS at
8:00 AM
April 30:
Gator Bass Classic Bass
Tournament: White City
Landing: DB-3:00
May 1-7:
Teacher appreciation
May 2:
Staff Appreciation dinner
May 4:

Juniors meet with Army
May 5:
Author visit
May 11:
Periods 4-5-6 Senior
May 12:
Periods 1-2-3 Senior
May 13:
9:00 Senior Breakfast
May 13-14:
Relay For Life
May 15:
Baccalaureate 7:00 WHS
May 16:
Band Banquet 6:00
May 17:
Class Night for Seniors,
friends, families
May 19-20:
State Softball Playoffs
May 21:
Graduation 7:00 WHS

May 24:
May 25:
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Students last day
May 27:
Teachers' last day

as agents of instructional
improvement in Florida
schools. The Division of
Professional Educators is
assisted in the coordination
of the League's organization
and activities by the Center
for the Study of Teaching
and Learning at Florida State
University and by an adviso-
ry council composed of
League members. Other
units within the Department
of Education, colleges of edu-
cation faculty, district staff
developers, school princi-
pals, and representatives of
teacher organizations have
assisted with training and
facilitating League profes-
sional development meet-

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"Picture if you will, a
bantam rooster, a Jack
Russell terrier or the wildest,
most hyperactive student
you have ever known. If you
can imagine this, then you
will be able to understand
what I mean when I describe
Tim Wilder as an endless ball
of energy, a beacon to his
new and different ideas and
a man who constantly
demonstrates a sincere affec-
tion for his students and col-
leagues..." This is how
Rodney Herring described
the 2005 Florida Association
of Student Council's
Principal of the Year.
At this year's annual
state convention in Panama
City, Mr. Tim Wilder believed
he was attending the closing
banquet at the Bay Point
Marriott Resort in support of
Port St. Joe High School's
Student Council. Little did
Mr. Wilder know he would be
receiving the honor of
F.A.S.C.'s Principal of the
Year, dubbing him the most
highly regarded principal in
the entire state of Florida.
In a letter from his
devoted secretary, Mrs. Mary
Lou Cumbie, she stated,
"One of Mr. Wilder's main
goals has always been to cre-
ate a school and an atmos-
phere that the students, fac-
ulty, parents and community
would be proud of. Just
before this school started,

our building was in need of a
face lift. Because our mainte-
nance crews are pretty
booked during the summer, I
watched as Mr. Wilder
changed into his work
clothes, grabbed a ladder
Sand a paint brush and went
to work."
How many other high
school principals are there
who are this committed to
making their schools great?
Obviously none are as com-
mitted as Mr. Wilder. His
amazing spirit and energy
have not gone unnoticed, as
he has now moved on to help
make Port St. Joe High
School and all the other
schools in Gulf County better
as Gulf County's Superinten-
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dents and faculty of Port St.
Joe High School and the rest
of the community would like
to congratulate Mr. Wilder on
receiving this well-deserved

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fries, peaches, lettuce and
tomato and milk.
Tuesday, April 26, sloppy
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Monday, April 25, beef
taco, corn,, cheese, lettuce
and tomato, salsa, brownies
and milk.
Tuesday, April 26, chick-
en and noodles, peas, sweet
potatoes, rolls and milk.
Wednesday, April 27,
hamburger, lettuce and toma-
to, french fries, gelatin with
apple sauce and milk.

State of Florida, his DACS
Director License from Florida
Department of Agriculture &
Consumer Services
(F.D.A.C.S.). Mr. Clayton ini-
tially received his public
health license on January
31, 2004, and since has per-
sonally paid for and complet-
ed many field-related educa-
tional courses through
Public Health Entomology
Research & Education
Center (P.H.E.R.C.) at Florida
A&M University. Under
(F.D.A.C.S.) at the Southeast
regional conference some of
these courses include mos-
quito contamination exposerr
and prevention). Less than a
year later, on Jan. 27, Mr.
Clayton was licensed. He
considers his most recent
award one of his crowning
achievements and with good
reason this license not only
allows you to work any
where in the state of Florida
but also to manage the bud-
get and structure for the
mosquito control program of
that district. Truly this is a
great accomplishment to
have completed in just under
a year.

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Cape San Bias Beachview, Lot 2, Block A, Seagrass Sub., .26 acre MOL, MLS#105019.....................$565,000

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Training Opportunity
Substitute teacher train-
ing is offered again for all
individuals who are current-
ly board approved for substi-
tuting, but have not had the
state required training.
Training will be given on
April 27, from 9-12:00 p.m.
EST at the Office of
Instructional Services
Building, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe.
Call.Susie McFarland at
229-6940 or 639-2422 to
register. The deadline for
registration is Friday, April
22 at 1:00 p.m. There is no
cost for this training.

Poetry Contest Seeking
Port St. Joe Entrants
The Talent Literary Guild
is sponsoring an amateur
poetry contest, free to every-
one. There are 50 prizes in
all, including a $1,000 grand
"We are delighted to
sponsor this contest," says
SThomas Grey, Poetry
Director. "Poets deserve
opportunities to exhibit their
work and get recognition. We
hope our contest will encour-
age new poets to share their
To enter, send one poem
21 lines or less: Free Poetry
Contest, 1257 Siskiyou Blvd,
PMB 4, Ashland, or 97520.
You may also enter online at
Poems may be written on
any subject, using any style.
The deadline for entering is
April 30. The editors reserve
the right to publish the win-
ning poems online. A win-
ner's list will be sent to all

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


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Students Named to All Florida Academic Teams

Gulf Coast Community
College announced that
Christina Creed and Desiree
Hamn were named to the
2005 Community College All-
Florida Academic Team.
A total of 108 students
were nominated for their
academic excellence by pub-
lic and private community
colleges. Community col-
leges considered participa-
tion in honors programs;

membership in and awards
received from academic or
technical honors organiza-
tions; awards and honors
received for academic, tech-
nical and leadership accom-
plishments; academic
enrichment achieved
through academic study,
internship, and cultural
experiences; and sharing of
academic attainments,
knowledge, and skills

through community service.
The All-Florida Academic
Team attended a series of
events in Tallahassee,
including a visit to the
Legislature and a special
reception and ceremony to
highlight their achievements.
Team members also received
Phi Theta Kappa medallions
and certificates honoring
them. The event was hosted
by the Florida Division of

"Secret Garden" Musical at GCCC

The Visual and
Performing Arts Division of
Gulf Coast Community
College will present the
musical "Secret Garden" on
April 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 classic
novel by Frances Hodgson
Burnett celebrates the heal-
ing power of love in a story
for the whole family. The
story is of Mary, the sole sur-
vivor of a cholera epidemic in
India, who is invited 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
explorations 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,

Graduate Record Examination Course at GCCC

Gulf Coast Community
College will conduct a
Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) prep
course .for five consecutive
Monday and Tuesdays from
April 20 to 26 from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. in the Student Union
West building, room 347.
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-

Stephen LaDow as Neville,
Kristen Pickrell as Martha
and Jameson Hammond as
Dickon. They are joined by a
cast of 25 additional per-
formers, ages three to 82 and
a live orchestra. The show is
directed by Rosemarie
O'Bourke with musical direc-
tion by Rusty Garner. Set
and lighting are by Carmen
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, staff and retirees are
admitted free with identifica-
For additional informa-
tion, call 872-3886.

Community Colleges and VALIC, Phi Theta Kappa and Tallahassee Community
Workforce Education, AIG International Honor Society, College.

Passport Program Graduation at GCCC Education

The Passport Program at
Gulf Coast Community
College will hold its gradua-
tion on April 26 from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. in the Amelia
Center Theatre on campus.
Approximately 40 adult
students will graduate after
passing the General
Education Development
(GED) exam, preparation for
which is provided by Gulf
Coast Community College
without fees. Most colleges
and universities recognize
the GED high school diplo-
ma, as well as most employ-
The featured speaker for
the event will be Dr. Lewis
Baber, who was instrumental
in establishing the GED
preparation program at the
college. The president of
Gulf Coast Community

College, Dr. Robert
McSpadden, will also partici-
pate in the ceremony and
several students will be rec-
ognized for membership in

the National Adult Honor
For additional informa-
tion, call Rosie King at 769-
1551, ext. 6124.

GCCC Holds Basketball

and Cheerleading Tryouts

The Wellness and
Athletics Division of Gulf
Coast Community College
announced that basketball
and cheerleading tryouts for
the 2005-2006 season will
take place as follows:
The men's basketball
program will hold tryouts
April 20 from 4:30 p.m. to

Second Annual Job Fair at GCCC

On Friday, April 22, job
seekers, and those interested
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
Community College. The Job
Fair will be held at Student

Summer and Fall Registration at GCCC

Gulf Coast C
College campus ad
registration for the
2005 is as follows:
Summer A
May 6
Classes Begin:
Registration I
May 4
Summer B

Pops Concert at Gulf C

Gulf Coast Community
College will host the
Orchestra of St Andrew Bay
Pops Concert with Mac
Wrampton on April 30 from
7130 p.m, to 9:30 p.m, in the
a-elia Center Theatre on
Renowned plantst and
Van Citburn mr'- l.]-', Mae
Frampton, and the St,
Andrew Bay O~rhestra will
f.rfoT. Ediard CA o,:;
: 5 COmeet in A.. "Pees"

favorites will be per
well and Include i
John Williams' fll
Dit'ir\ medleys an
The Orchesti
Aidrew Bay is th
only mentoring ore
It will be con'
t-r r C' I'.ii-t.il'
Rwsty Gariner The
fre and open to th
For additional
tion, call 872-886

community June 15 to 17
vising and Classes Begin: June 20
e summer Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Early Fall
April 18 Registration: April 18 -
May 6
May 9 Registration will occur
Fees Due: from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday
and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 18- on Fridays. Web registration
for summer and fall will open
on April 18.
"e Please note web registra-
0aslt tion begins April 15. In
addition, the day fees are
due campus office hours will
formed as be 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
nedleys of Gulf/Franklin Center
m scores, legiel,.iiili will take place as
id others, follows:
ra of St, Summer A
e nation's RCgi'irllll April 13 (9
ihstra. a.m. to 6 pm., (EST)
duted Classes Begin: May 9
ducted by Rri.Iii.Liin Fees Due:

concert is
ie public,
I nforma=

Warehouse 506 1st. St. Commercial
C''P .00 s ,i Ne.i \ t,, NAPA Double doors on both ends ol
dg c:f.,- ,pc.e cndo both room
MLS: 103959. $300,000.
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2720 (

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IHowa Bue F Realr Associate

850-647-3895 -
n Todd, Broker/Owner
27-1501 or 800-876-2611
CR-30, Port St. Joe, FI 32456 e: SI"M'l"o

506 7th Street
Nice 3/3 on corner lot. Fencec back yard.
area. Lots of possibilities. Great location.

Has den and living

Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Bo Pearce, Broker Associate

Evenings: 850-229-9432
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner
"l um Todd
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 R :d
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FI 32456 ', '

May 4
Summer B
Registration: April 13
and June 8
Classes Begin: June 20

Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Tyndall Air Force Base
registration will take place as
Summer A
Registration: April 13
Classes Begin: May 9
Registration Fees Due:
May 4
Summer B
Registration: April 13
and June 8
Classes Begin: June 20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Late registration and
drop/add for all facilities is
as follows:
Stilnmer A May 9 10
Summer B June 20 -
Please note that these
dates exclude Saturdays,
Si1l yIil1:v4 anld 1IIll'li vs.
Ior more information,
call (850) 872-3892 for the
main campus, (850) 227-
9670 for the Gulf/Franklin
Center (EST) and (850) 283-
4332 and for Tyndall Air
Force Base Education Office.

Cape San Bias Bayfront lot (two available)
101'x509 Over an acre per lot. Significant X zone area. Prime
homesites with good water. MLS# 104662 $1,150,000.
Serving Port St. Joe, C.ipe 5.i, Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Tom Graney, Realtor Associate

Evenings: 850-647-3736
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner ,
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 R ltI T oLd
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 u: ,-L ,STAI, IoR

Union East from 9 a.m. to 1
Top employers in Bay
County will be looking to fill
a variety of positions from
entry-level to professional.
There is no need to spend
time and money on postage,
faxes and e-mail when you
can meet face to face with
the employers you want to
work for. The Second Annual
Job Fair at Gulf Coast
Community College provides
job seekers the opportunity
to discover employment
opportunities they may not
have known existed in one
convenient location.
Everyone is encouraged
to come and market their
expertise at the Second
Annual Job Fair at Gulf
Coast Community College
Student Union East, located
at 5230 W. Highway 98,
Panama City, FL, 32401.
If you would like more.
information on the job fair,
please call Connie Brackett
at 850-872-4340.

5:30 p.m. and June 14 from
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Billy
Harrison Field House. For
additional information, call
Jim Hatfield, coordinator of
the men's basketball pro-
gram, at 747-3235.
There will be a cheer-
leading organizational meet-
ing on May 9 from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. and cheerleading try-
outs on May 18 to 20 from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. For addition-
al information, call Tessa
Garner at 276-2422.
High school seniors who
intend to register for the fall
semester at Gulf Coast
Community College are eligi-
ble to participate in the try-




Honest, Dependable
20+ years experience
State Certified Since 1985

2109 Palm Ave.
Large 3/2 home on oversized lovely lot. Remodeling in progress.
Hardwood floors, carpet, kit. Appliances, cabinets and counter
tops and tile floor. In-ground pool. MLS#103993 $329,000.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas, Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Bo Pearce, Broker Associate

Evenings: 850-229-9432 :
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner 3 ...-.....
Tom Todd
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 | at ,:
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 .

Wayne Rowlett, Realtor


Imagine you've been look-
ing at homes for a month now,
seen a wide variety of proper-
ties, and you're ready to take
action. What's the next step?
Once you've made your
decision, you must make a
written offer to purchase, a
statement of your intentions
to buy the home based on cer-
tain terms and conditions, at
a specified price. Here's how it
An "offer to purchase" is a
unilateral document that is
not binding until accepted by
the sellers. You may withdraw
your offer at any time prior to
written acceptance by the sell-
ers and delivery of the accept-
ed document back to you.
An "offer" defines four pri-
mary points: 1) purchase.
price, 2) terms under which

Barefoot Properties
you will make payment, 3)
date of possession, and 4) a
"closing" date when the trans-
action will be completed. You
may also spell out other terms
of your purchase, such as a
request for a survey, or
requirement that certain
repairs be made prior to clos-
Sometimes, the offer is
not acceptable to the sellers.
They may make changes in
the offer, and make a "count-
er-offer," which would then
require acceptance by the pur-
Once all parties have
signed, indicating their
accord, the document
becomes a binding "agreement
of sale." From then on, the
agreement is carried out by all
parties to reach a successful
conclusion. Congratulations
are in orderly

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

244 Pompano Street
Older 3/1 home on two lots (100x140). Possible commercial
potential. House currently rented. View of the bay.
MLS#103958. $850,000.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed properly!
Alberta Howell Bulkley, Realtor Associate

Tom Todd, Broker/Owner ,, '
rTon Todd
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 R all, i
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FI 32456 A: : rm; RoA.L


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Established 1937 0 Servinn ( Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years



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< Classified ] Mail To P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 additional week

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

FOR SALE: 1994
Kawasaki Vulcan 750.
Blue. 15,000 original
miles.i Excellent tires,
body and running con-
dition. Recent tune up
and service. Extras
include windshield and
saddle bags. $2,600.
229-9631 or 227-
8088. ltp4/21

1998 Jaguar Vanden
Plas edition. Dark blue
w/white leather. Fully-
loaded, nice car.
$12,500. 227-5649

Vintage 1983 Mercedes
380SL. Original paint
and color chocolate
exterior and black inte-
rior. Both hard and
convertible tops, wire
wheels, excellent air
conditioner, super low
mileage. Pristine con-
dition. $16,999 call
227-3889 3tp4/21

1995 Ford Bronco. Red
& Gray. Good tires,
cold air, radio, CD
player and clean interi-
or. $3,750 call 227-
3889 3tp4/21

1998 Ford Taurus 4
door White. Super
clean interior, low
mileage, cold air.
$4,550. call 227-3889.

1999 Dodge Intrepid
Sedan 85K, AC, Auto,
Radio, Tape, excellent
condition. $5500. 850-
647-8941. 2tp4/14


Suzuki Exante 200 hp.
outboard, V6, 1986
w/stand, controllers &
gauges. Runs great,
$2700 nego. PC Call
850-215-2021. 4tp4/21

2000 Key Largo 19 ft
CC. T-top, all election-
ics, lights, spotlight,
dual batteries, ss prop,
porpoise fin, anchor,
life jackets. Mere 125
saltwater. Live well,
cooler seat, ladder.
Ready to fish.
$13,000.00. Can be
seen at 454 Pineda, St.
Joe Beach. 850-509-
9902 4tp4/31

Cape San Blas
Bayfront home with
dock, 4BR/4BA fur-
nished. Yearly lease
available July $1600
monthly 850-227-7940

o!e4 Goe i Ave, Pot St J,
(?MeitPols, nt dw tounits)
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone


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

IDry 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

3BR/2BA double wide,
with 12x26 utility
room w carport
attached, sitting on
large lot near dead
lakes lodge. Stove &
refrigerator, furnished,
total electric. No dogs
please. $525 monthly,
references required.
Call after 6pm 850-
229-7738 or cell 850-
819-6845. 2tp4/21

House for rent in Pgrt
St. Joe. 3 bed, 2 bath
large family room.
Laundry room, cent air
& heat, nice fenced
yard. New carpet no
pets. $650/mo. $400
sec. dep. Call 227-
3511. tfn4/21

House for rent
3BR/1BA Hwy 98
Apalachicola bayview
newly renovated w/
new kitchen central
heat & air, sec. system.
Avail April 15.
$900/mo 1 mo dep.
req. 653-8167. 653-
2072 eve. 2tp4/21

Waterfront RV lot in
Wewa. $150/mo. plus
sec dep. 639-5721.

For rent 28x56 double
wide 3 bed 2 full bath
in Overstreet right on
386. Beachside of
Overstreet bridge.
$750/mo. 1 mo dep.
req long term renters
only. 647-5722.

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

For Lease
Commercial Office and
warehouse storage. In
St. Joe commerce park
located on Industrial
'Rd. (FL Hwy 382)
behind Arizona
Chemical. Each space
consists of an office,
bath, storage closet
and warehouse with
10ft roll up door.
Convenient to all loca-
tions, 1/2 mile off.Hwy
98. 1000 sq ft. each
space. $550 per
month. 12 month leas-
es: One month security
deposit. Office 850-
229-8014. Home 850-
229-8030. Cell 850-
258-4691. tfn4/7

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

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

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


Reeves T,
Furniture& Refinishing
234 Reid Ave.*229-374
Tempur-pedic Beds @
Oreck Vacuums

*g .i -
&,, M,"i Read to

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. ~irs/

For Sale lightwood
dining room table w/4
chairs & bench, $75;
white dresser w/mir-
ror, $30; light brown
dresser w/night stand,
$40; small wood
hutch, $40; chest
freezer, $100; boat
w/trailer $350. 647-
3354. ltp4/21

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

Yard Sale at 279 Angel
Fish St. in Highland
View PSJ. Fri & Sat
April 22 & 23. 9 a.m. -
? Furniture and-
household items, baby
clothes. ltp4/21

Yard Sale: Sat 4/23
8am til. Large variety
of things. Rain
Cancels. 302 Hatley
Dr. Mexico Beach. :

3 Family Yard Sale -
443 RD 20/White City.
Too many items to list.
8:00 till. Sat. April
23rd. 1tp4/21

Moving Sale Sat. April
23rd 7am til? 1403
Long Ave. 1tp4/21

Fishing Reel Repair
Person Call 229-6031

The City of Mexico
Beach is accepting
applications for a
laborer position in the
Sanitation Depart-
ment. Applicants
either must possess a
Class B CDL or obtain
one within 6 months of
probationary period.
Applications may be
obtained at City Hall,
118 N 14th Street,
Mexico Beach, FL
Monday through
Friday from 8:00 AM -
4:30 PM CST. This.
position will remain
open until filled. Star-
ting salary: $9.00/hr.
The City of Mexico
Beach is a drug free
workplace and an
Equal Opportunity
employer. ltc4/21

Nursing Faculty (9-
month, tenure track)
- teach didactic & clin-
ical instruction of
Adult Health III utiliz-
ing the nursing
process with applica-
tion of the adult expe-
riencing altered health
states. Requires MSN
with min. 2 yrs. critical
care nursing exp. ,Must
have current FL
license. Salary range
starts at $32,952/yr.
Position Open Until
Filled. Additional info:
du/jobs. GCCC is an
employer. ltc4/21

Broadband Level:
Broadband Code: 29-
2021-3 Pay Band: 05
Class Title: DENTAL
Class Code: 5632
Position Number:
081439 Closing Date:
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
Contact Person:
X 149
Announcement Type:
Open Competitive
An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action
Special Notes: PEND-
This Agency is accept-
ing electronic applica-
tions only for this posi-
tion. You may apply by
going to peoplefirst.my
florida.com For assis-
tance please call
People First ,at 1-866-

2 part time Cooks
needed immediately.
Apply at Gulf Co.
Sheriffs Office.

Innovative new com-
pany seeking qualified
installers for: Bay,
Gulf, Walton, Okaloosa
counties. Construction
experience a plus,
must have reliable
transportation. We pay
top dollar for experi-
enced installers or
earn while you learn.
$800+ week average
income. For' more
information please call
850-927-2930 or 850-
927-4700. ltp4/21

Help Wanted Walkers
Dixie Dandy. 2176 W
Hwy 98. Port St. Joe
Apply in person.

Care Assisted Living
Center has immediate
openings for the follow-
ing positions:
1 Part Time Activities
Director (20+ hours
per week)
1 Full Time Resident
Care Tech (11pm -
7am, 40 hours per
2 Fill-in "Floater"
Resident Care Techs (8
20 hours.per week,
as needed)
Geri-Care is an equal
opportunity employer.
We take pride in our
jobs, we work together
as a team and family,
and our residents are
treated with love, com-
passion and respect. If
you are interested in
joining our team and
making a difference in
Seriiors' lives, please
call us at:
(850) 647-2626. Ask to
speak with Marion
Simmons. ltp4/21
Coordinator, Baseball
(Head Coach) general
responsibility of the
baseball program;
recruit & insure eligi-
bility of perspective/
current athletes; serve
as academic advisor;
develop game/scrim-
mage : schedules;.
supervise travel; main-
tain equipment/facili-
ties; teach courses
and/or other duties as
assigned. Requires BS
in related filed & inter-
collegiate baseball
playing exp. preferred.
Salary range is
$39,000 $48,900/
yr. Position Open
Until Filled.
Additional info:
http: //dept.gulfcoast.e
du/jobs. GCCC is an
employer. ltc4/21
Bay St. Joseph Care
& Rehab We are
Speech Therapist. Full
Time, Part-time: & PRN.
Please call Angela
Harrell @ 1-800-458-
7598 or Gayle
Starborough @ 850-
.229-8244. 4tc4/14

Toucan's needs line
. cooks, dishwashers, &
bus help. Apply in per-
son tfn4/14

Help Wanted Sales/
floor person Toucan's
Gift Shop in Tropical
Breeze, Mexico Beach.
Apply in person, ask
for Carrie. 2tc4/21

Crew Chief Wanted -
Start Immediately.
Rapidly growing prop-
erty management busi-
ness seeking field crew
chief/manager to over-
see daily operations
and labor crew, prior
experience a plus,
competitive salary and
perks. 850-527-9121.
Labor Wanted com-
petitive hourly wages,
Seeking reliable/full
time workers for Cape
area (lawncare -pool
maintenance daily
labor); potential for
rapid advancement
within job and com-
pensation; Contact

Clerical: Various posi-
tions, Various Pay
Laborers: Various
sites, pay starts at
$7.00/hr. Daily and
Long Term positions
available. Apply in per-
son: 218 Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe. 4tc4/14

Temporary Summer
Help Applications will
be accepted at plant
office between the
hours of 8:00 AM and
4:00 PM W.S.T.
Monday Friday. Bring
references and picture
ID. Must be at least 18
years of age. Work to
begin first part of May.
Starting salary is $10+
per hour Premier
Chemicals, State Road
382 North, Port St.
Joe, FL EOE and AA
Employer. 2tc4/14

A financial service
provider in Carrabelle
has an opening for a
Branch Manager.
Requirements for this
job include at least 3
years experience in
management of branch
banking. Qualified
applicants should send
resume to PO Box 669,
Apalachicola: FL
32329. AA/EOE

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


job Opportunities

Tyndall Federal Credit Union, with over $730 million in assets and 94,000 members, is
seeking candidates for the following position: .

Financial Sales Representative- Port St. Joe Branch

The primary functions of this position are to cross-sell all Credit Union products and services and to
respond to any questions or needs of members regarding all products including account and lending ser-
The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED), plus one
year's experience in a credit union, bank, or similar financial institution; or an equivalent combination of
education and experience. Interpersonal skills are essential. Knowledge of Field of Membership, Credit
Union services, productspolicies, procedures, and transactions is required. Basic to intermediate level
Microsoft Windows,Word, Outlook, and Excel experience desired.
We offer a competitive salary/benefit package. For an opportunity to join the staff of this progressive
credit union, please submit an application to Human Resources, Tyndall Federal Credit Union, 3109
Minnesota Ave., Panama City, Florida 32405. Applications are available at our PSJ Branch, on our web-
site, www.tyndallfcu.org, and the Florida Workforce Center. We do not accept resumes without com-
pleted applications.


Cart people needed.
Must be 16 years of age
and have reliable
transportation. Apply
in person at St. Joseph
Bay County Club.

Construction labor-
ers, CDL Class A
Licensed driver and
As s i st ant
Superintendent need-
ed for established
action Company for
work in Gulf and
Franklin Counties.
Salary based upon
knowledge and experi-
ence, for more infor-
mation interested par-
ties should call (850)
653-5245. tfn4/7

Assistant needed for
established Develop-
Company. Applicants
should be familiar with
Microsoft Word and
Excel and possess
good typing skills.
Starting pay $7.00
with a $0.50 raise
available at end of 90
day probationary peri-
od, five paid holidays
per year w/ one week
paid vacation available
after one year.
Interested parties
should email their
resume to
silviad@aedev.net or
fax to (850) 227-9806.

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

Electrician must have
tools & transportation
min. 2 yrs exp. Call
227-1738 ,2tp4/14

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

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. 4tc4/7

Say You Saw
It In The Star


Central Supply Clerk

Competitive pay
Tuition reimbursement
Uniform allowance

Carrie Harrison
Human Resources


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

awd wda i 4&cwT iace "1946"
We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew Laborers


1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL
850.638.0429 fcs/

/ Extraordinary

People Needed

Looking for career-minded extraordinary
people with great people skills.
Positions) available in
Bay, Franklin & Gulf Counties.
Job Summary(s):
Inspectors Full Time (Mexico Beach/St.
Joe Beach & Cape San Bias) Inspects rental
homes including bathrooms, living area,
kitchen and foyers.' Keen eye for cleanliness
Maintenance (Mexico Beach/St. Joe Beach
& Cape San Bias) Maintains and repairs
physical structures of buildings and maintains
grounds/buildings by assisting other depart-
ments. License not required.
Reservationist (Apalachicola) Full Time -
Provide travel information and arranges accom-
modations for tourists using Rental software.
Computer skills required.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

St. Joe Beach 647-3333
Apalachicola 653-3333
Cape San Bias 229-2777

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Hiring Range: $46,500 $58,000 DOQ

The CITY OF CALLAWAY is seeking a financial professional to perform
the budgeting, accounting, and finance responsibilities; oversee the
supervision of the Finance Department, including the City utility billing;
with extensive knowledge/experience in accounting/bookkeeping princi-
ples, procedures and practices and their application to, the bookkeeping
system; knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations relative to account-
ing and financial records. Supervises the administration of the office
information system.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
Management, Master's Degree preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of
skilled accounting experience (prefer two of the five years to be in gov-
ernmental accounting); advanced computer skills essential. This is a
professional supervisory position that will require coordination of multi-
departmental financial records, including preparation of the annual budg-
et(s) with responsibility for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and
other ledger accounts.

This position works under the direction of the City Manager and super-
vises/monitors the Finance Department; and requires considerable initia-
tive and independent performance. Apply to: Judy Whitis, City Manager,
City of Callaway, 6601 E. Highway 22, Callaway, FL 32404; phone
(850)871-6000. Additional information and application available at
www.cityofcallaway.com. Application is required; inclusion of a resume
Position open until filled, and subject to close without notice.

EOE, Drug-free employer.

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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 Siamese cat in
vicinity of nursing
home. Please call 229-
8978. ltp4/21

Lost Dog Answers to
Snoopy. Little dachs-
hund, family pet. Has a
green harness w/tag.
519th 7st St. 229-
9244. ltp4/14

Beginners class (all
ages welcome) forming
in Port St. Joe. 2 hour
session with most
materials provided is
;425. Contact instruc-
or Doris Bishop 229-
5;512 or email
om 2tp4/21

For Sale: Rough cut
natural cypress panel-
ing. Enough to panel
one room. $100. 229-
8142. ltp4/21

For Sale 2 10,000
BTU & 1 5,000 BTU
ACs for sale. 2 bikes,
breaker box, antique
furniture odds & ends.
Please call 227-7651,
leave message if no one
home. ltp4/21

For Sale Antique pool
table Slate top. Mfg
1906 1921. Good
condition $7500. 227-
4250. 3tp4/21

Volkswagon Dune
Buggy'Fiberglass Body
$800. Ovation and
Fender guitar $250
each. 227-1709.

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

Large beautiful bldg
lot in Garrison
Plantation, just before
the cul-de-sac. Lot 22,
$139,900. Call Donna
Murray 227-4546,
Anchor Realty &
Mortgage Co. for
details. 10tp4/21

Waterfront lot on
Wetappo Creek in East
Bay Plantation in Gulf
County, just off East
Bay and the
Intercoastal Canal.
Water deep enough for
dock. Agents welcome.

Wanted PSJ area.
Individual wants to
buy 2 or 3 bedroom
fixer upper house.
850-340-0643 or 229-
9460. 1tp4/211

Approx 1 acre in
Chipola Landing
Subdivision in Gulf
County on Dalkeith Rd
(381) near Douglas
Landing. Agents wel-
come. 850/227-7800.

White City for sale by
owner beautiful
80'x175 corner lot.
Must see. Call 827-
2442. 2tp4/14

Cape San Bias-
Watch the sunset from
the screen porch of
this 2BR/2.5BA town-
home, located on first
tier on the beach.
$585,000. Call Mike
Ferrie, Realtor, Blue
Chip Realty, 850-566-
8373. 4tp4/14


3.5% Total Commission Why Pay More?
RE Appraisals From $235.00 FHA & EPA Certified
Please Let Us Sell, or Appraise, Your Valuable Property!

850-639-2075 Fax 850-639-4801

Business for sale
includes 2 steel bldgs.,
acre of property. Whole
total package.
$675,000 no broker
fees & no broker
invites. 227-7698.

Timeshares for Sale -
Own a week or weeks
timeshare in the North
Carolina mountains
six miles off the
Blueridge Parkway.
Weeks available are in
April, July, and
October. These weeks
are owned by Port St.
Joe resident. To make
an acceptable offer,
Call 850-229-6378.

Available 2 pre-con-
struction lots in
Carraway Bay
Plantation Carrabelle,
pool, bath house, dock
access, $209,000. 256-
658-1515. 5tp4/7

2.628 acres located
on Hwy 386. Small A
frame house on stilts
that overlooks beauti-
ful pond. $160,500.
Linda Daniels
Coldwell Banker 850-
814-2057 or 1-800-
868-0405. 4tp4/7

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-

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.

Breathtaking View of
Mexico Beach, a mag-
nificent 4/3, 2550 sf,
loaded with features.
$1,295,000.00. Call
Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate
800-868-0405. 4tp4/21

1301 Monument
2BR/2BA 1570 sq ft,
original hardwood
floors, fire place.
Completed updated.
Large corer lot, 1 blk
to bay. $319,000. 648-
8007. 2tp4/21

Port St. Joe 283
Charles Ave. White
City, Nice home with 3
Irg bdrms, private loca-
tion with mature trees
on corer 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

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

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.

The Star for all your
Classified Needs

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

Mexico Beach, 203
8th St., beautiful lot
with 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home. Open floor plan,
landscaped yard, extra
parking area for RV or
boat parking. Road
access front & back.
French doors lead to
deck area with hot tub.
Short walk to beach
and restaurants.
$325,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
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.
Mexico Beach 720
Fortner Ave.
3BR/1.5BA mobile
home. Screened
porch.2 garages. Many
upgrades. Short walk
to beach, restaurants.
Corner lot. $425,000.
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty.
800-239-4959. Local
527-2560. tfc2/24
Mexico Beach 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
P27-2560. tfc3/10

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. 2tp4/21

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

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

D & Ds Lawn Service
Reliable Mexico Beach
couple will landscape,
mow, clean gutters,
etc. Also available for
Port St. Joe and the
Cape. Call Dan or
Diana: 648-5081, 227-
8225, or 227-5770.

Discount Lawn Service
Lawn service, grass
mowing, weed eating
and etc. For an honest
price. Free Estimates.
647-2976. 4tp4/21

Notice to Contractors
Advertisement for Bids
Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until April 21, 2005 at
2:00 P.M. E.S.T. in the office of
the Gulf County School Board,
150 Middle School Road. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456 at which
time and place all bids will be
publicly opened and read
aloud for:
HVAC addition to Port St. Joe
Elementary School
Gymnasium, Port St. Joe,
The Contractor shall furnish
all labor, materials'and equip-
ment: and shall be responsible
for the entire completion of this
Plans, specifications and con-
tract documents may be
inspected at the office of the
engineer, Guilford, Driggers &
Associates. Inc., 3320 CR 386
Port St. Joe. Fl 32456 and may
be procured by contractors
upon a deposit of $30.00 per
set for plans and specifica-
Cashier's check, certified
check or bill bond, for not less
than 5% of the amount of bid.
must accompany each propos-
Performance, Labor and
Materials bond, and
Workman's Compensation
insurance will be required of
the. successful bidder.
Rights are reserved to reject
any and all proposals and
waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his
bid for a period of thirty (30)
days after date set for opening.
Tim Wilder
Gulf County School Board
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
Guilford, Driggers &
Associates, Inc (Engineer)
3320 CR 386
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
Publish April 7. 14, & 21. 2005
Weight Room Bids
The Gulf County School Board
is receiving sealed bids on 286
pieces of weight room equip-
ment for a health wellness
facility at Port St. Joe High
All bids must be received by


2:00 pm EDT. on Monday.
May 1. 2005. All bids should
be addressed to Port St. Joe
High School. Attention Duane
McFarland. Principal, 100
Shark Drive, Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456.
For specific information con-
cerning equipment please con-
tact Duane McFarland.
Principal, Port St. Joe High
School at (850) 229-8251 or
email at
The Gulf County School Board'
reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
Publish April 14 & 21 2005
BID NO. 0405-15
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any qualified
person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing the
"Elevator Modernization
for Compliance with the
Americans with
Disabilities Act for the
Gulf County Courthouse
in Port St. Joe, Florida"
Specifications can be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr.. Blvd., room 148. Port St.
Joe, Florida. 32456 or calling
(850) 229-6112. Questions
should be directed to Preble-
Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
(850) 227-7200.
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be turned in to
the Gulf County Clerk's Office
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd. Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m.,
E.T.. on Friday, May 6. 2005.
Bids will be opened at this
location on Monday. May 9.
2005 at 10:00 a.m.. E.T.
Publish April 21 and April 28
Ad #2005-017
In Re: Estate of James
Fenstermaker, Sr., Deceased.
File No. 05-25 PR
The administration of the
estate of James F.
Fenstermaker, Sr., deceased,
File Number 05-25 PR. is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf. County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, Probate Division,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative
and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
The date of the first publica-

tion of this Notice is April 21.
Attorney for Personal
David C. Gaskin
Florida Bar No. 027928
P.O. Box 185
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Co-Personal Representatives:
James F. Fenstermaker, Jr.
671 Riola Place
Pensacola, Florida 32506
Frances Hodge
1401 Christmas Tree Rd.
Milton, Florida 32570
Publish April 21. 28 May 5 &
12, 2005
Sealed proposals will be
received in the office of the City
Clerk. 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
until 4:30 p.m.. EDT, May 3,
2005, for furnishing and deliv-
ering F.O.B., Port St. Joe,
Florida, a trailer as outlined in
the specifications pertaining
Specifications may be obtained
from the City Clerk's Office,
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
telephone (850) 229-8261,
Monday through Friday,
between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. Proposals will be publicly
opened and read at 6:00 p.m.,
May 3, -2005, in the City
Commission Chambers, City
Hall. 305 Cecil G. Costin. Sr..
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
City reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all pro-
posals, or to select the propos-
al felt to be in the best interest
of the City.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
Publish April 21, 2005
The Regular Monthly Meeting
of the Port St. Joe Port
Authority, scheduled for
Monday. April 25,2005, at 5:00
p.m., E.D.T., has been can-
Publish April 21, 2005
BID NO. 0405-16 (A-E)
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corpora-
tion.interested in purchasing
the following items:
A) 1-1976 Ford F500 Tanker
Truck. (#F50CVA50176/#320-
B) 1-8'x12' Homemade Trailer
on Wheels'(#70-208)
C) 1-1966 Murphy Refrigerated
Trailer (S/N #71-1951)
D) 1-Stanley Riding Lawn
Mower (#75-92)
E) 1-Stanley Riding Lawn
Mower (#75-11'5)
The items may be viewed by
contacting the Gulf County
Road Department at (850) 639-
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER AND
Bids must be submitted to the
Gulf County Clerk's Office at
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.
Room 148, Port St. Joe.
Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m..
E.T., on Friday,-May 6, 2005.
Bids will be opened at this
location on Monday,, May 9,
2005 at 10:00 a.m.. E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
AD #2005-018
Publish April 21 & 28. 2005

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Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
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Bielser Flooring, Inc.
Hardwood Floors

Professional Installation
Finish & Refinishing

Chad Bielser
phone (850) 647-1636

Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &
No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248

Rent- A- Lift
Lull Lift for Rent '_ .
Save Time & Money
Call for Rates
850 229-5281
cell: 850 258-3459
fax: 850 229-1495

Home Repair & Renovatioh
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532

Landscaping & Irrigation LLC

Irrigation/Sprinkler systems installed and repaired -
Sad- plantings water features patios, walkways, etc.
Complete yard maintenance available. Licensed & Insured
For a free estimate call.

Screen Rooms eCarports
Aluminum Railing a Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures

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Climate Controlled Mini Storage
RV & Boat Storage
Equipment & Yard Storage
Retail Space Available Will Build To Suit
Contractors 5x10 $85.00
Offices & 10x10 $105.00
Storage Units 10x15 $135.00
$550 per mo. 10x20 $185.00
Gated & Secured Centrally located
24 Hour Access Office: 850-229-8014
Security Code Entry Home: 850-229-8030
Security Lighting Cell: 850-258-4691
St. Joe Commerce Park 141 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL 3t43517
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MARVIN's Satellite
Service & Antennas
Call (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061

Retail Space
Port City
Shopping Center -
3,000 sq. ft. shop.
Call George at

Open Storage
Boats & RVs
For Appointment
Call 850-227-5500

I. C. Enterprises 202^ Reid A
*"" Fl. 32456
SFax 229.6041

Authorized Sales Center


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Termite & Pest Control
,Termile Tfeatments' Reslauranu
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House Tld Pest Cntrol Nel, Tire 'Tent
Real Esilae (WDO Repr!s ConSi uctln Sics
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"Serving the Entire
Free Estimates
DollYourself Pest Control Produits


Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
RG0051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

( Carpet Country
Highway 98* Highland View* Port St Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
Is ow Ofenritg ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery,
and Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors.

Pl Pool and Jacuzzi Care
Gulf County and Mexico Beach
Residential & Commercial

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Lic.& Ins. CPO 32-148993

Harry Paul
Ph: 229-8182
Pager: 335-0609
Bryan Paul
Ph: 639-3942


Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center

By Pat & Larry



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Computer and Network Solutions
Computer Network
tSales Design Phone: (850)227-1917
Service Maintenance www.gulf-computers.com
Repair Installation
Over 10 years experience: Microsoft Certified Professional. Netware
Administrator, A+ Certification.

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(850) 229-STAR

FAX# (850) 227-9898 770 HWy. 98
MV#41279 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Will Work For you & With You
from Framing to Finishing
Free Estimates & Consultation
Call: (850) 229-5281
Cell: (850) 258-3459
Fax: (850) 229-1495

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850 229 8651 MOBILE 850 227 8024

Make your

"Dream HRuse"

a reality
Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.BA


24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
Stain Protection Available

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AD 227-1278

Thomas McGlon
Lawn Care
Leaf Bagging
Home: 850 639-6404
Cell: 850-866-1540

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

Steve Brant's

LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call


Pick-up and Delivery

* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 6 R Fence
encing and Concrete Work
Alber Fleischmann FREE Estimoaes
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

Large or Small, We Do Thein All
- No Jo Too Larg or Too Snll

Monstruttion, in
New Construction
or Renovation
Lic.# RG0066644

RE :.DErmTI-L 827-2339
& MOBILE 227-5952

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Free Estimates

Trimming, Fertilizing

Established 1991

Sprinkler Systems
Installed & Repaired

Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport
Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save
*Rolling Shutters
Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters

You Deserve the Highest Level of Clean

Professional Floor Care, Inc.

Specializing in Commercial and Residential
Mike Mock
IICRC Certifiedl Cleaning Specialist
Licensed and Insured
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A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land
Commercial Appraisals
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
Certified General Appraiser
Broker License#BK532115
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Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
Fax 850-639-9756 a
Serving GCulf Franklin, Biay, Ciallhon, irty t &e
Jaoison Countisa Specialty Assignsents State Wide



A.AJ.S Tree Servi,ce

58 ft. Bucket Truck & Chipper
STree & Limb removal, Etc.
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580

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TLC Lawn Service
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Established 1 938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years