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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 28, 2005
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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County Proposes 1/2
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The county put the stethoscope
to Sacred Heart on Tuesday.
County commissioners on
Tuesday night approved putting a
proposal before Pensacola-based
Sacred Heart Health Systems that
would include a half-cent sales tax
to, in part, defray indigent care
costs at a new hospital, but that
would be divided in such a manner
that the county would also accrue
dollars to meet other health care
Additionally, commissioners
established a May 24 deadline, the
date for the second regular bi-
monthly meeting of May, to have a
commitment from Sacred Heart in
the form of a memorandum of
understanding (MOU).
While the numbers on the pro-
ject are not yet clear estimates bf
the cost of initial construction,
staffing and equipment, depending
on the side of the negotiation table,


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Excitement has been building
for weeks, and after months of
planning, Port St. Joe's premier art
affair will commence this Saturday
at the Centennial Building.
Beginning with a preview party
on Friday night at 6 p.m., art
enthusiasts can grab a sneak peek
at the available art and auction
items to the soothing tunes of a
saxophone courtesy of "Hurricane
Donnie" Thield of Port St. Joe.
"We decided to spread this qver
two days because a lot of people
said it was so crowded last year,
they didn't get a good chance to
look at the art," said Taste of the
Coast organizer Patti Blaylock.
An Art in the Park festival on
Saturday at 10 a.m. not only offers

o Sacred Heart

- The Move is Yours

Cent Sales Tax to Pay For Indigent Care, Other Needs; Presses for Deal by May 24

are in the neighborhood of $20 mil-
lion and $30 million the county's
portion of the burden has remained
similarly murky, and subject to
considerable speculation, as nego-
tiations between representatives
appointed by the county and
Sacred Heart have progressed.
The county on Tuesday took
what Jim McKnight of the county
Health Care Committee described
as a proactive step by establishing
a benchmark that represented the
number the county could agree on.
S The touchstone is a half-cent
'sales tax, which carries several
benefits, McKnight noted. It was
down from the penny sales tax on
the table when negotiations began
and a significant percentage of
county sales taxes, in a tourist-dri-
ven economy, are paid by non- or
part-time residents, a more palat-
able alternative to tapping already
tapped property owners.
'There is a mechanism that
could be put in place where we can

the public an opportunity to dis-
cuss individual works with the
artists 'that created them, but will
showcase musical and dramatic
talents of Port St. Joe High School
"Ann Comforter has done a
great job of coordinating this
event," Blaylock said. "She literally
has something planned every 15
minu tes."
Saturday's entertainment will
begin with a performance from the
Port St. Joe High School Concert
Band, followed by skits, solo vocal
performances, rappers, hula and
Native American dances, and piano
The Port 'St. Joe High School
Chorus is scheduled to. perform
just before lunch when Benny
Roberts will fire up the grill for

get a new hospital," McKnight said.
"It's a way of moving this process
along, defining what we are doing,
being progressive as a county as
well as (spurring economic develop-
It will also, several commis-
sioners commented, provide a plat-
form for other interested compa-
nies, possibly, given Tuesday's dis-
cussion among commissioners,
whether Sacred Heart agrees to the
deal or not, whether the donation of
land will be sacrificed or not.
In broad strokes, the sales tax
would be implemented over 25

hamburgers and hotdogs with
lemonade and baked goods to be
served by the Gulf County
Scholarship Committee.
Saturday afternoon's event
that is free-and open to the public
will also include art stations for
younger children.
"They can make paper hats and
create collages, things for younger
kids to do," said TOTC organizer
Dana Boyer.
In the event of rain, the Art in
the Park festival will be held at Port
St. Joe Elementary.
The main event begins at 6
p.m. Saturday with a sampling of
fabulous food from across the
Forgotten Coast.
Tantalize your tastebuds with
the raspberry bread pudding from
Veranda's Bistro in Apalachicola.
Savor the seared tuna from
Toucans in Mexico Beach. Sample
the signature oysters from Regan's

years. Estimates of the money that
it will bring in vary, but sales tax
revenues in the county grew 5.6
percent in 2002-2003, nearly dou-
ble amount the next year, more
than 12 percent the past six
months and nearly 18 percent in
the first two months of this year.
That would raise, if sales tax
revenues grew by an average of
nearly 8 percent a year over the
next 25 years which McKnight
described as likely a conservative
number the tax would lure, com-
bined with state matches and the
'$500,000 a year over the first 10

Pub, and Oyster Bar in St. Joe
"I always get excited just to see
what people decide to bring,'
Blaylock laughed.
One of the draws to Saturday
evening's event according to
Blaylock is the opportunity, to meet
the chefs that prepare those fabu-
lous meals every time you dine out.
"All the chefs will be in atten-
dance," she said.
Back to the art.
A silent auction of donated
works will coincide with the food
tasting and will again be accompa-
nied by "Hurricane Donnie's" sen-
sational saxophone tunes.
Wade Clark will begin the live
auction promptly at 8 p.m.
Autographed books from
renowned authors like Tom Wolfe,
Carl Hiassen, John Grisham and
Jimmy Carter will be among the
items to be auctioned.

years of the project committed by
The St. Joe Co., some $40 million
over 25 years.
St. Joe is also donating more
than $6 million in the form of 40
acres of land, mitigation and site
preparation and Sacred Heart
would be responsible;for working
capital and start-up costs.
The dollar amount from the
county sales tax would grow from
just under $1 million in the first
year to more than $3 million in year
Under the county's proposal,
(See County on Page 8A)

Oil paintings, framed watercol-
ors; pen and inks and charcoal
prints will be among some of the
hanging art selections in the auc-
Other original pieces like jewel-
ry, potter', stained glass and hand-
woven baskets will also be avail-
Tickets for the event are still
available $10 for the preview party
and $25 for the main event on
Saturday and may be purchased
at the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, Bayside Savings Bank,
Boyer Signs or Sunset Coastal
For questions or more informa-
tion, please call 227-1223.
The Gulf Alliance for the Local
Arts (GALA) is not involved with A
Taste of the Coast as was stated in
last week's edition The Star regrets
the error.

City Commission Retains Current Look

Gulf County Education Celebration
by Despina Williams The event kicks off at 6 p.m.
Star Staff Writer with an employee dinner in the Port
When it comes to attending the St. Joe High School commons area.
Gulf County Schools' Education Wewahitchka High School's
Celebration, Superintendent Tim National Honor Society and student
Wilder will not take no for an council' and Port St. Joe High
answer. School's Keyettes will lend a hand
To make way for the May 2 with the serving, and the county's
event, which will honor all Gulf teachers of the year will be
County school employees, Wilder acknowledged:
has cleared the school calendar, At 7:15, the celebration moves
cancelled little league and baseball to the gymnasium, where the
games from Port St. Joe to assembled crowd will be treated to
Wewahitchka and enlisted a group a concert by world-renowned
of responsible National Honor pianist Anthony Burger. The con-
Society students to baby-sit the cert portion of the program is free
community's little ones. and open to the public.
"We don't want there to be any Wilder has received a number
excuses for our school board of donations from local businesses
employees not to be there," said and individuals, and is grateful for
Wilder. the community's support for the
Wilder's enthusiasm for the celebration.
ambitious undertaking stems from "We're fortunate to live in the
his desire to unify the county's place we live and get that kind of
school system, reaction," Wilder noted.
While campaigning for the The superintendent expects a
office last year, Wilder was troubled crowd of 500 people at the event,
to learn that many considered Port and is grateful for the chance to
St. Joe and Wewahitchka schools pay tribute to the dedicated
"two separate entities," with little or employees that comprise the Gulf
no common ground. County school system.
The Qelebration is Wilder's "We're doing this to celebrate a
attempt to provide all school successful school year and to bring
employees the opportunity to cele- all of our employees together," said
brate "the positive things happen- Wilder.
ing in our district and to share "We want them to be the center
them together." of our community that night."

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The second Tuesday in May
became a whole more attractive to
the folks in the Supervisor of
Elections office.
Qualifying for the upcoming
Port St. Joe city elections ended at
noon last Friday and the lone qual-
ifiers were the current occupants of
the seats scheduled to be up for
Mayor Frank Pate and council
members John Reeves and Rachel
Smith Crews were therefore re-
elected without opposition to new
two-year terms, rendering the May
10 election over in April.
"I appreciate the people giving
me another chance to serve them,"
Pate said. "We have a lot of stuff
going on that I'd like to carry on
and get finished."
That includes the construction

Mayor Frank Pate

of a new city water plant, the over-
haul of the city's wastewater treat-
ment facility including expansion of
spray fields and infrastructure
upgrades in the city, such as rehab
of water and sewer lines.
The cape sewer project, which
has grown from a $3 million to a $7
million project as phases are
added, is another priority.
'That will be a big boost to the
city as far as revenues," Pate noted.
Reeves will retain the Group 1
seat he was first elected to two
years ago, after several unsuccess-
ful attempts.
"Man, it's great," Reeves said
this week. "The good Lord put me
"there two years ago ... I had tried to
get in there in many ways, I like it
where I am. Being re-elected unop-
posed does provide a certain
amount of relief.
'That I will be able to go in

John Reeves

without opposition is better than
any other way we've tried." '
At times, both before the end of
qualifying and this week, Reeves
sounds as much the challenger as
the incumbent.
"The taxpayers of Port St. Joe
deserve better than they've been
getting from local government,"
Reeves said. "People are tired of
business as usual. I don't think we
are listening to what the people
really want."
Addressing infrastructure
needs, particularly upgrading of
water and sewer lines, as well as
developing a plan for managing
growth are priorities that Reeves
will carry into his next term.
Crews, when contacted on
Monday, did not even realize she
had been re-elected for a second
two-year term or that she had
(See City on Page 8A)

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Resident Artist at Indian Pass Campground

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
When he's not sharing
fish tales on the porch or
putting ice in the beer cooler
at the Indian Pass
Campground store, you can
find him in campsite, A9,
applying gesso to sheets of
door skin.
Meet Ray Gillman, resi-

dent artist at Indian Pass
Four months of the year,
Ray and his wife of 46 years,
Emma Jean, migrate north
from Deland to Gulf County's
little stretch of paradise to
scope new scenery to paint
and enjoy the lifestyle.
His paintings, catego-
rized somewhere between

folk art and material for the
Met, border the walls of the
campground store. There are
even some of Gillman's
paintings hanging in the tiny
SEach one has a story.
"I did that one for five
pounds of shrimp," Gillman
explains,, pointing to a simple
painting of a shrimp boat.
The shrimp boat's owner
commissioned the artist in
exchange for five pounds of
shrimp and Gillman obliged.
He offered the shrimp pay-
ment up front, but when
Gillman finished the paint-
ing, the fisherman left town.
"I decided to hang it up
and sell-it," he laughed.
Homeowners at Indian
Pass have also requested
Gillman originals of their
beach cottages.
When he first began his
serious painting career fol-
lowing retirement from the
Florida Department of
Transportation, Gillman said
he would often give his paint-
ings away, completely free of


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pictures and I just gave 'em
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Gillman said.
The campground manag-
er at the time, Dan Davis,
asked Gillman to hang a cou-
ple of his paintings in the
camp store. When he
attached scraps of paper
with price tags and simply
"Ray" written in permanent
marker, people started buy-
ing them.
His style, as well as his
cost of materials, is as simple
and down-to-earth as the
mood of his surroundings.
Gillman creates seven or
eight of his works from an $8
door skin from a hardware
store. He shops for frames at
flea markets and yard sales.
With a little gesso, a prepara-


tion of plaster of Paris and
glue used to prime surfaces,
he even turned the gravel

Ray Gillman shows off his black and white rendering of the.
beach at Indian Pass and a south Florida lighthouse, two pieces
on display at the Indian Pass Campground store.

shield on his RV into a paint-
ing of one of his favorite
escapes, the Indian Pass
Campground store.
"I'm not trying to get
rich, I just love to paint,"
Gillman said.
When he was young,
Gillman sketched cartoon
characters. Thirty-minute
landscape creations from
Bob Ross, long-time PBS
television personality,
inspired Gillman to pick up a
paint brush.
"I bought a set of oils
and never really used them
because they dried so cotton-
pickin' slow," he laughed.
Gillman currently gath-
ers his inspiration from
artist Jerry Yarnall. Unlike
Ross, Gillman said Yarnall
spends several episodes of
his television program on
one piece.
Gillman said he prefers
creating his paintings from
photographs of landscapes,
animals, buildings any-
thing but people.
'They're different than
landscapes," Gillman said. "I
don't really want to get in to
Campground store man-
ager Cindy Real is the proud
owner of a Gillman original,
a bright red waterfront light-
house- located in south
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artist I think it's great," she






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Project Moses Aims to Prevent Infant Co-sleeping Fatalities

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Any time an infant
shares a bed with a parent, a
sibling, or any other person,
'that infant is at risk of death
by suffocation.

Coalition, hopes to raise the
public's awareness.
Owens is the coordinator
of Project Moses, a faith-
based initiative to assemble'
and distribute bassinets to
needy families.

occur as a result of "overlay-
ing," or suffocation by anoth-
er body or body part. While
asleep, a person can
unknowingly roll over and
smother an infant.
Unsuitable bedding can also

Project Moses bassinets are constructed using Rubbermaid storage bins, waterproof mat-
tresses and fabric covers. Healthy Start is launching the project to raise awareness of infant bed
sharing deaths. '

SIt is a staggering, and lit-
tle-known fact of which
Sharon Owens, the executive
director for the Bay,
Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start

The project stresses the
dangers of "co-sleeping," and
the importance of a child's
personal sleeping space.
Bed sharing deaths

Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start Coalition executive direc-
tor Sharon Owens reviews the list of safety measures featured
on the bassinet. One measure stresses the importance of plac-
ing an infant on his or her back when sleeping.

cause an infant to suffocate.
The deaths generally
occur within an infant's first
year of life, usually at age six
months or less.
Owens noted that bed
sharing deaths can take
place in any home. and no
families are exempt.
"Highly educated, pro-
fessional women sleep with
their kids." said Owens. "Not
just women below the pover-
tN line."
Owens said that many
women sleep with their
infants because of the ease
in breastfeeding. and are
often unaware of the dangers
posed by this sleeping
Other women are forced
to place their infant in a co-
sleeping situation because
they lack an appropriate crib
or bassinet.
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from the three regions. The
committee examines inci-
dents of infant mortality to
determine causes and
"Having small kids, it's a
really hard part of my job,"
said Owens.
In recent months, the
committee has found a trend
of co-sleeping deaths and
incidents of Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome (SIDS).
SIDS differs from co-
sleeping deaths in that the
former are unexplained
In the last six months,
three infants in the
Bay/Gulf/Franklin region
have died as a result of co-
Project Moses is an
attempt to prevent more
needless deaths from occur-
Begun in Naples, the
project has developed safety
-inspected .bassinets that
can be constructed using
common materials costing
an average of $25.
A Rubbermaid 14.7 gal-
lon plastic storage bin serves
as the bassinet's base, a
firm, waterproof mattress fits
snugly in the bottom, and
the bassinets are covered
with a lightweight, breath-
able material.
Owens is partnering with
local Healthy Start pro-
grams, health departments
and hospitals to distribute
the bassinets, and hopes to
offer five to 10 per month.
Mothers must sign liabil-
ity waivers and are asked to
review the list of bassinet
safety measures located on
the plastic bin beneath the
bassinet cover.
Currently funded
through Healthy Start, the
Project will need community
support to flourish.
Monetary donations to
cover the cost of the plastic
bins and volunteers to sew
the bassinet covers are the
project's most immediate
Owens hopes to see the
bassinet covers taken up by
church groups, girl scouts
and other community service
organizations. Although she
herself can not sew, Owens
.hoted 'that. the instructions
are simple enough for the
sewing-minded to follow.

Though the project was
initially geared to women
who couldn't otherwise
afford to purchase a crib or
bassinet for their infants,
Owens believes the project's
greatest benefit will be as an
educational tool.
Mothers everywhere
need to be aware of the dan-
gers of co-sleeping, said
Owens, whether they own a
crib or not.
"If they don't need this,
they can say, 'I might want to
think twice before I put the

baby in bed with me.
That moment of pause
can mean the difference
between life and death.
For more information on
SProject Moses, contact
Sharon Owens at 850-872-
4130, Jill Jones and Patricia
Rickards, Gulf County
Health Department care
coordinators, 227-1276, or
Lynda Adair at the Franklin
County Health Department,

Directions for making Project Moses bassinets:

Material neededfor cover:
2 3/4 yards of polyester/cotton material
2 yards 1/2' elastic
1 spool of white thread
4 yards lace 2" 3" (optional)
Sewing instructions:
Cut three pieces for sides 45" x 22"
Cut two pieces for bottom 17" x 25" with round cor-:
ners for bottom
Use 5/8" seams for all area, except for casing, where
you will use a 1" seam.
Sew all sides together to form a skirt. *
Gather one end of the skirt from seam to seam. Press
seam open,
Spread skirt out on a table or sturdy surface. Pin one
bottom piece to skirt keeping edges even, stitch, DO NOT
TRIM SEAM. With right side of skirt facing you, pin
remaining bottom to skirt, keeping all edges even as you
pin skirt if free from stitching area.
Stitch all edges leaving a 4" opening, trim seam. This
opening will be used to pull skirt through, giving you a
product where no seams will be visible on the bottom.
Measure 9 1/2" from the bottom of the skirt up and
mark lightly with a pencil or straight pins. Fold on pencil
line and stitch a 1" seam on right side of material; this
forms your casing for elastic.
Put one end of elastic on a large safety.pin and thiead
through casing, being careful not to twist elastic. Stitch
ends of elastic and sew up casing opening.
Finish remaining edge of skirt with a 1" hem.
"If you are adding lace, sew lace (3" .or wider) along
seam line for .casing before elastic is inserted. If lace is
less than 3", sew along bottom edge of skirt.

22" Cut 3 pieces 22"
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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, April 28, 2005

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by Kesley Colbert

It has become, for many. the equiva-
lent of the Chinese water torture drip by
drip by drip.
And it is long past time for the com-
munity to know if the faucet will be
opened or closed for good.
Certainly it should come as little sur-
prise that, like much of health care these
days, the present and future of hospital
care in this county should remain
wrapped in riddles inside puzzles:
The saga that has been Gulf Pines
has, truth be told, been running, in vari-
ous forms for decades.
The courting with Sacred Heart some-
times just seems to have run as long; it's
been less than two years since the "offi-
cial" announcement.
Yet so much is shrouded right now.
The hope is that this week's trip by
key stakeholders to the Sacred Heart
facility in Destin will provide requisite
scenery to the journey that is being pro-
posed by county health officials and rep-
resentatives of Sacred Heart and The St.
Joe Co.
The trip, coordinated through the
county Chamber of Commerce, provides a
look at the possible. For anybody who, in
another life, traveled past this stretch of
road which was once dominated by a
Donut Hole restaurant and a lot of timber,
it's an instructive few hours.
And it comes at a critical time
because the proposal is clearly threatened
by drowning by minutiae, the numbers
and the terms and the responsibility.
There are certainly personalities and
agendas involved, also.
But the community, the people to
whom this hospital is directed, both pre-
sent and down-the-road, must begin to
understand, to buy-in, to the big picture
and none of that will be possible as long
as the negotiations remain as opaque as
they are.
There is an understanding about pro-
prietary information, the need for free
give-and-take across the negotiating
table, but the fact that sides have begun
to form about a proposal that has yet to
be seen in black and white by the public,
not just a few people, is a disservice.
The purpose of the trip on Thursday is
to demonstrate what can be done when
the public supports the initiative the
plaques that dominate that Destin facility
a stunning reminder of what is the
domain of doable.
Sure, the circumstances are different
there; they raised tens of millions of pri-
vate dollars over in Destin.
But the question to ask is how differ-
ent? Are the vested interests any more
vested over in Destin? Are there not simi-
lar entities, in number and in dollars,
which can only benefit at the bottom line
by bringing quality hospital care to the
community to their clients?
Attend any meeting where a represen-
tative from the Chamber or the Economic
Development Council is present and lis-
ten to theri talk about the top concerns of
those interested in coming to Gulf Coun-
ty education, workforce, health care.
Not always in that order.
It's part of what lures people here,
and ultimately what holds people here.
Gulf County is not that far removed
from Walton County, save in years. There
is our advantage, we are ahead of the arc.

We remain ahead through knowledge.
Sacred Heart. however, is the future.
The present, or maybe past, is Gulf
Pines. The important thing is to bring
understanding, publicly, to which is the
true definition.
There are indications that still anoth-
er party, a second management team, is
being brought in, this one by Medical
Capital, which reached a settlement with
the former holder of all stock in the hos-
pital, Hubert Steeley, on its foreclosure of
a $1.7 million loan which bailed Steeley
from, in essence, the auction block last
The silence since that settlement has
been deafening, at least as far as the pub-
lic, the consumers, are concerned.
But according to an interview con-
ducted in recent days, a former Gulf Pines
employee will soon become the new CEO
of the hospital, as an employee of Pugh
International, operated by a Dr. Bob
Pugh, whose home office is in Madison.
Pugh, according to new CEO Ken
Dykes, is particularly interested in turn-
ing around rural hospitals.
Which makes Pugh only the latest in
a series of individuals who have been at
the helm of Gulf Pines in the past 18
And brings change when it could be
argued given the track record, commu-
nity outreach and bolstering of the bot-
tom line which occurred during the
tenure of Dr. Michael White and court-
appointed receiver and former CEO Liz
Register that little beyond deeper pock-
ets is required.
Which arrives at the central question
will Medical Capital, or any other entity
for that matter, invest in the hospital, or
better put, into the community through
the hospital?
Despite all the efforts over the past
couple of months, and they have been
considerable, there has yet been no tangi-
ble evidence from Medical Capital that it
will invest more dollars in Gulf Pines-:
some S 1 million to $2 million is estimated
just to open the doors and restore licens-
The company's Panama City lawyer as
well as Register, White and Dykes all indi-
cated their optimism about Medical Capi-
tal's inclination to invest more.
Agency for Health Care Administra-
tion officials are apparently in less of a
hurry to revoke the license now that a
new owner is in place.
Yet, still the California-based compa-
ny is not talking, informing the communi-
ty about where things go from here; and
nothing tangible is clear.
Is it time for Gulf Pines' last rites, or
is there still a future, a chance to bridge
to, if it comes to fruition, Sacred Heart?
The community deserves at least
some clues. Don't they say in medicine
that it's not always the known that kills,
it's the unknown?

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I can tell you where that
show, "Extreme Make Over"
originated. It all started
down at Maxine's Golden
Coiffeurs Beauty Salon one
April back in 1963. It was
the Saturday of the high
school prom. It was the
social event of the spring.
And all the girls took it pret-
ty seriously.
I think they started
rolling into Maxine's about
daylight. I don't know who
took care of the booking. I do
know Rose, who normally
waited tables over at the City
Caf6, would come in and
help out. Maybe they took
the "big haired" girls first. Let
me refresh your memory
here just a mite---back in '63
something akin to a ppm-
padoured up eagle's nest
turned upside down and
residing resplendently on the
noggin was the rage in "going
out on the town" hair styles
for ladies!
Cat-eyed glasses and
pumped up hair was about
as hip as you could get!l
And you've also got to
realize we were a very small
school. We didn't have but a
couple of dozen girls in the
whole class. We had learned
the hard way that out-of-
town girls may look a little
better.:..but you were taking
a big chance inviting one of
them to a formal dance
where parents might also
Arnold Staggs brought
one of those Atwood girls to
this, dance our junior year.
She was acting mostly nor-
mal until Ricky Gene started
braying at her like a donkey.
People, something inside of
her snapped! She threw
Ricky over the food table.
She shoved chocolate cake
into Millicent Blackburn's
face just for standing too
close and gawking! She
whipped a microphone
across the left temple of the
lead singer for the 'True-
tones" because the band
broke into "Whoa, Mule,
Whoa". She slapped Mr. War-
ren when he came over to
"calm down" the commotion.
As she grabbed Arnold and
slung him into the "wishing
well" centerpiece I noticed,
as Hollis Mayo commented
later, "she did have a pretty
good set of ears on her". She
bit Maudie Mallard's Mom.
And she was reaching for the
punch bowl when Bobby C.
Melton wrestled her to the
gym floor and subdued her
with a step over toe hold
Listen, I know about the
grass always being green-

You Can Take The Girl.

Out Of The Jungle......

er....but I decided right then
and there that the local girls
weren't as bad as we some-
times made outl
I think the next year the
school board adopted that
new policy banning out of
town guests to the prom.
But I digress.
Around lunch on Satur-
day a bunch of us fellers
would pull up a chair out in
front of the MaCadams Trac-
tor and Implement Company
and watch an unbelievable
transformation take place.
We saw Charlotte Melton
go into Maxine's about
12:30. She was wearing her
jeans and cowboy shirt with
her hair slicked down and
stuck to her face like normal.
About 2:15 she reemerged
with hair billowing from
Main Street over to Walnut
Avenue! She had to turn very
slowly to keep from tipping
over. "You've got to have a
pretty strong neck to hold
that head up." Ricky Gene
observed. Her mom came to
pick her up and they could-
n't get her in the car! She
rode home in the back of
Woodrow Kennon's produce
Buddy Wiggleton said
that Mary E. Pendleton had
gone in "for her treatment"
about daylight. She hadn't
come out yet!
I didn't see Pam Collins
when she arrived but she
came out looking like Sandra
Dee. We were all speechless
over across the street. And
we got into a pretty good
argument whether it was
actually Pam or not! We sent
Squeaky Ridinger over to get
a closer look. He came back
and allowed he still wasn't
sure. But he did say, "If that
IS Pam, Maxine has done.
some of her best work ever
Graylene Lemonds came
out with hair every bit as big
as Charlotte's. A burst of
wind lifted her off the
ground. She had to hang on
to a light pole.
Yogi ran around to see if
that air pump was still at
Tommy Hill's D X station. We
thought Maxine had bor-
rowed it and was somehow
pumping up each individual
Three o'clock came and
went and still Mary E. hadn't
come out. "She is a special
case." Ricky Gene reminded
"You don't reckon she's
getting a tattoo?"

Maxine also did tattoos
in the back room. But the
sign said "after five". None of
us had ever been in the back
room. And, except for Rollin
Trull and Agnes Dalrimple,
we all knew better than to
come home with an Elvis tat-
too on our left arml
"Maybe Maxine is taking
that wart off her chin."
"Or scraping a couple of
inches off the nose."
We speculated for over
an hour and still no Mary E.
It was getting late and I
had to go home and get
ready. Mother had "taken
up" a suit that Leon had'
worn a couple of years
before. It wasn't the best, but
it was the best that I had. I
even put on a little Old Spice.
And combed my hair.
I dove up to Charlene
Sullivan's house promptly at
7:30. I had to lean in real-
close at first to make sure it
was Charlene that answered
the door. Her freckles were
gone Somehow Maxine had
moved all of her hair over to
the right side. She had on
enough make-up to repaint a
fair sized room. And some-
how her eyes looked darker,
and bigger! She was a lot bet-
ter looking on this porch
than she was in fourth peri-
od study hall. I was proud to
be her date
As we turned to leave,
she ran slap-dab into the
porch post and then she
missed the first step and
would have tumbled head
long into the front yard if I
hadn't caught her. "For good-
ness sakes Charlene, put
those: cat-eyed glasSes on
before you get us both
Me and Buddy and Ricky
Gene and Squeaky lined up
over by the punch and tried
to pick Mary E. out from
amongst all the girls swirling
around the food and the
dance floor. We couldn't tell
Jane Hill from LaRenda
I'm telling you Maxine
was a genius
Ricky Gene let out a
Tarzan yell.
A big girl in a red
muumuu grabbed one of the
drapes hanging from the ceil-
ing and swung across the
bandstand. We had found
Mary E.I
But I'll tell you what. It
wasn't easy! And I think that
is a lasting tribute to Maxine.

Go TFhe Distance

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Spreading The

.Wins Around

Say one thing for them, the affordable housing folks
aren't about slouching around in their recliners. Geez, give a
guy a break..
I still question the wisdom of any group that offers me
membership, let alone a title, but these are hearty souls who
have put passion to pedal.
After a meeting last week it spilled over to a sun-dap-
pled Saturday for crying out loud which was mediated by a
kind and patient soul from the Northeast, the coalition
seemed poised to spring forward, with several critical initia-
tives such as creating a home ownership "one-stop" center
and a land trust which would aid in ensuring affordable
Actually, at the suggestion of the new director of the St.
Joe Foundation, call it worker housing.
There is momentum there, created by a core group of vol-
unteers who have set aside personal agendas and carved out
huge slices of time in order to make an impact, to help main-
tain what has been described as a "sustainable" community.
The mission and action plans seem pretty well in place,

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which puts the effort at a critical juncture.
It's time to begin marking the absent as newly present.
There is a need for partners.
And the simple truth there is no shortage of stakeholders
because, as the phrase "worker housing" implies, our eco-
nomic future will be measured against how we as a county
treat those who grease the wheels of progress.
The need now is for education, education in order that
the coalition and board understand the tasks ahead and how
best to accomplish them. There is a need for seed money to
provide the start-up capital required to bring home owner-
ship in a volatile speculative market closer to the fingertips of
more folks, more working folks.
Partners are needed and, as was pointed out during last
week's workshop, the atmosphere of local ownership.
Thus far just a few of the eight banks in the county have
participated in the discussions. Realtors have been M.I.A.
Developers, save The St. Joe Co. and CQ Development, have
been no-shows.
These are the very folks who even a simpleton like me
can deduce would be among the winners with a more proac-
tive approach to the housing crunch experienced by the non-
And though I'm no apologist for The St. Joe Company,
the last time I looked the company was hardly the only one
in town finding a bonanza along these treasured shores.
A drive along the cape, through Overstreet, down Reid,
Garrison and Long avenues and up Hwy. 71 to Calhoun
County is all the evidence required.
The little white bird might fly highest, but it's hardly the
only species in the skies.
And it is informative to listen to folks from so many
industries, from contractors to the county itself, which are
plagued by the same malady as the school board, local health
officials, heck, a local newspaper finding affordable hous-
ing for the workers that make it happen ,week in and week
The public side has its issues, also.
Elected officials have come and gone, primarily offering

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critiques without solutions and support without tangibles.
The sidelines are no longer tenable positions for the work
This is a problem throughout the county they aren't
debating charging for site plan reviews in Wewahitchka
because new construction has fallen off and will be solved
only by tapping the expertise and abilities found in every
nook and cranny of our sublime community.
If the county is focusing on strategic planning, here's the
perfect place to devote some resources. If the municipalities
desire to spur economic growth, here's a fine place to start.
Over the coming weeks and the coalition folks are those
don't-put-off-until-tomorrow types those in the coalition
will be immersing themselves in significant amounts of train-
ing and education to gain knowledge of how to put actions to
They will continue to meet, as a group and as commit-
tees, to hash out responsibilities and tasks, hone budgets,
which have been crafted, and action plans, which are also in
black and white. There is a focus and a direction.
And that is the coalition's task at this point, to under-
stand how to accomplish goals, educate both members and
the community, and move forward.
The point is that soon it will be up to so many more, for
the umbrella must grow if this effort of such gravitas is to
In the near future the coalition will be conducting com-
munity outreach on a number of fronts. It will make the case
for what it is trying to do, and provide a guide as to how it
hopes to navigate the maze.
The only thing the folks in the coalition ask is for recep-
tive ears, open minds and hearts and partners with which to
make a real difference in the community.
There is a credo offered by a popular singer of the past
several decades, a variation on the Golden Rule.
Nobody wins unless everybody wins.
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issue of affordable housing and those stalwarts at the coali-
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Aviation Committee Takes Different Tack

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The time was ripe for
new coordinates.
The county Aviation
Advisory Committee,
rebuffed in its attempts to
forge a cross-county partner-
ship with Franklin County
officials, found themselves
on Monday tacking in a new
In addition to creating a
new look to the board, the
panel decided to start with
the basics and build a plan
to expand options for the
county from the ground up.
The board selected a new
chairman, with Jon Hooper
taking the reins from Mike
Grabarek, who is moving to
New Mexico in June.
Grabarek had been the com-
mittee chairman since its
inception last year.
Additionally, the com-
mittee added Peter Burgher,
a Michigan businessman
who spends half the year in
Gulf County and who pos-
sesses considerable expertise
in such undertakings, as a
replacement for Grabarek on
the board.

SWith any hopes of
expanding the airport in
Apalachicola now off the
table following actions taken
last month by the Franklin
County Commission, the avi-
ation panel is essentially
punting, examining potential
locations for an airport in
Gulf County while beginning
the process of building a
case for an airport a case
intended to create buy-in
from the public as well as
key governmental players
such as the Florida
Department of
Transportation and the
Federal Aviation
"We had a lot of options
to consider from the outset,"
Burgher noted. "Many of
them are still options. We
need to develop a plan."
Alan McNair, executive
director of the county
Economic Development
Council, added, "We can use
that (plan) to go get grant
Grant money which
would, in the near-term, be
used to develop an airport
master plan and in the long-

term could be used to pro-
vide significant financing to
the project, including land
acquisition and construction
Hooper produced an out-
line for the strategic plan-
ning for growing aviation
options in the county, a need
which many believe will
become more acute as two
things occur growth in the
area, particularly the arrival
of folks from around the
region and country who will
want to be able to easily fly in
and out of the area, and the
relocation of the Panama
City-Bay County
International Airport to West
Bay, .adding another 30-40
minutes travel time from
Gulf County to the nearest
commuter airport.
'This will establish some
ideas of what we have to do
and when we have to do
them," Hooper said of the
That includes producing
a document which would
outline the history of aviation
options in the county; review
the purpose and goals of the
aviation committee; detail

the current situation and
explore potential opportuni-
ties and future plans, as well
as identifying the key part-
ners who could become
stakeholders in the project.
The development of an
airport master plan, detailing
layout, infrastructure, noise
abatement, industrial devel-
opment and other key ele-
ments of the airport itself
would also be critical as the
committee moves forward.
A request has already
been put in to the county
GIS department to secure
-topographical maps of the
county as the committee
members attempt to identify
potential sites suitable to
construction of a new air-
Hooper noted that the
outline he sketched, as well
as a brief summary of the
committee's goals and mis-
sion created by Burgher, was
not site dependent, so that
the work of creating a master
plan can move forward con-
current to the search for an
appropriate site.
Once a site has been
identified, negotiations with

the landowner would begin
in an effort to create a bud-
get for the project, another
element of the ultimate mas-
ter plan.
In the short run commit-
tee members agreed to
explore the creation of a web
site, onto which the commit-
tee could put various parts of
the developing master plan

to accomplish fundamentals
- raising public awareness
and creating public buy-in to
the effort.
And the committee
agreed to continue to meet
monthly with more frequent'
meetings scheduled as need-
ed as the work progresses..
"We have our work cut
out for us," McNair said.

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Available to Gulf County Veterans

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
With a funding shortage
threatening to diminish Gulf
County Transportation's
ability to transport veterans
to health care facilities,
Highland View Veterans of
Foreign Wars (VFW) Post
10069 dug into its pockets
and produced some much-
need cash.
Last Thursday, VFW
post commander Earl Groh
presented Gulf County
Transportation executive
director Kathy Balentine
with a check for $1,000 to
support the non-profit orga-
nization's mission to insure
the availability of efficient;
cost effective and quality
transportation services for
Gulf County veterans.'''
Founded in 1990, Gulf
County Transportation is
funded primarily by the
Florida Commission for the

Disadvantaged. The organi-.
zation also receives state
grants for vehicle purchases.
Two full-time and nine
part-time drivers operate, 16
of the organization's vehicles,
including station wagons
used on longer trips, wheel-
chair lift vehicles and one
stretcher van for non-emer-
gency transportation,
The organization aids all
disadvantaged persons and
transports about 25 Gulf
County veterans or a regular
basis to VA hospitals and
clinics from Gainesville and
Lake City to New Orleans
and Biloxi.
In 2004, the organization
transported. veterans to
appointments totalling a dis-
tance of over'50,000 miles.
:At the end of last year,
Gulf/ County Transportation
faced a financial dilemma.
Paying rising gas and insur-
ance costs, and given insuffi-
cient funds by the state, the

organization pared down its
transportation schedule, lim-
iting veterans to certain days
to make their doctors'
The limiting schedule
became a problem for many
veterans. Groh noted that it
was hard enough to get an
appointment with a VA hos-
pital, and veterans could not
dictate the days when they'd
be available.
"You don't have a whole
lot of options to tell them
when you can and can't go,"
added Balentine.
The VFW Post responded\
with a $325 donation last
October. Their most recent
donation came after the
county commission gave
$5,000 to- Gulf County
Transportation in '' late
With the county's dona-
tion came a promise to make
future funds available to the

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executive director Kathy Balentine with a check for $1,000 on Thursday. The check will go
towards transporting veterans to medical care facilities.

Balentine noted that the
organization is keeping an
accounting of expenses and
is "trying to be as efficient
with the money as we can.
"With the cost of gas
these days, it's getting to be
kind of tough," she added.
Groh said the VFW will
make future contributions if
needed, but plans to hold the
county commission to its
promise for financial sup-
"Hopefully they'll keep
that up," he said.
Balentine was happy, to
accept donations from both
Sthe county and the VFW.
"We want to be able to do
Sour part to make uree all vet-,
erans get to their appoint-
ments," she added.

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Research Goals by End of the Week

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two-week intensive study of the St. Joseph Bay bottlenose dolphin population. (photo courtesy of
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Star Staff Writer
Exactly who are they,
where do they travel and
what might they be feeding
These are some of the
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striving to answer in their
second week of an intensive
study of the St. Joseph Bay
bottlenose dolphin popula-
Last year's bottlenose
dolphin die-off in Gulf
County set off an alarm for
marine scientists across the
country, drawing attention
from Atlantic coast research
to the precious, yet relatively
unresearched waters of the
Gulf of Mexico.
"We really don't under-
stand the stock structure of
the bottlenose dolphin popu-
lation in the Gulf of Mexico
to date," said Terri Rowles of
the Marine Mammal Health
and Stranding Response
The lack of data, howev-
er, is not due to a lack of con-
An enormous amount of
energy goes into organizing
and financing a research
project of this capacity.
Rowles said there were a
large number of researchers
involved in this particular
project to get a grasp of over-
all dolphin health.
Research efforts had
previously been focused in
the mid-Atlantic following an
enormous die-off roughly
700 dolphins almost two
decades ago.
Though coastal bot-
tlenose dolphin populations
make their habitats from
New Jersey to Texas, this
extraordinary die-off the
second in five years -
prompted intense research
efforts specifically in this
"region: *
Approximately 45
researchers will be collecting
data through field health
assessments and physical
examinations in this, only
the first intense dolphin
health assessment in the

After researchers collect
urine, tissue and blood sam-
ples, take feces cultures and
conduct gastric tests by
inserting a tube into dol-
phins' stomachs, the teams
gather each day to collabo-
rate on their efforts and ship
their sample collections to
labs, many of them already
involved with other dolphin
research projects, all across
the nation.
Over the course of last
week, researchers success-
fully examined eight dol-
phins. By the conclusion of
their two-week stay, Rowles
said they hope to study
approximately 20 animals, a
target she feels would be the
most beneficial population
"We're hoping to meet
that goal," Rowles said,
adding that a new research
crew would be coming in this
'They're coming in fresh,
so they'll have a lot of ener-
gy," she said.
Besides collecting infor-
mation on a relatively unfa-
miliar population, research
conducted this week will pro-
vide indicators of overall
ecosystem health in the area.
"There 's a bjig debate in
the scientific community
about determinants of
ecosystem health," Rowles
said. "We feel these coastal
bottlenose dolphin popula-
tions are excellent indicators
of ecosystem health."
Working in conjunction
with state agencies, Rowles
said teams were also collect-
ing water and sediment sam-
ples fror the bay and testing
for pathogens or any disease-
causing agent that could be
related to last year's dolphin
"We want to know what it
is about this particular pop-
ulation, that has made them
'noi- susceptible to die-offs,"
Rowles said.
Is the St. Joseph Bay
dolphin population, found so
far to range between Cape
San Blas and St. Andrews
Sound, genetically predis-
posed to be more susceptible
to pathogens? Are there fac-
tors that make them weaker
than other populations?
Equally perplexing, rela-
tive to last year's Unusual

Mortality Event (UME) in the
northern Gulf of Mexico, is
the infrequency of massive
die-offs in South Florida
where red tide blooms, the
likely culprit a year ago, are
so prevalent.
Research on the bot-
tlenose dolphin population in
the Sarasota area has been
conducted over the past 35
years and will offer a critical
comparison for the St.
Joseph Bay population.
"It's so important for
everyone to work together
with a continuum up and
down the coast," Rowles
One abnormal behavior
Rowles said researchers had
observed in the local bot-
tlenose population is their
tendency to approach boats
and beg for food.
Trevor Spradlin, NOAA
executive secretary, said this
behavior was clearly indica-
tive that people are feeding
the animals.
By default, local dol-
phins are being trained to
approach boaters and beg for
Spradlin said this behav-
ior was analogous to a
favorite pastime of feeding
bears in Yellowstone
National Park.
"Anytime people are
feeding wild animals, it's a
dangerous thing," he said.
According the Spradlin,
his organization had received
reports of people feeding dol-
phins rotten fish, junk food
or even dangling keys over
the side of their boats.
'"This raises serious con-
cerns not only for dolphin
health, but also for human
safety," Spradlin said.
Boaters and swimmers
are advised to:
Keep a safe distance of
50 yards or more when a dol-
phin is sighted.
*Use binoculars or tele-
photo canera-lerises Id get a
closer look.
*Never chase or corral
*NEVER feed the dol-
By following these guide-
lines, the public can not only
gain a deeper sense of appre-
ciation for these fascinating
creatures, but allow scien-
tists to better understand
these complex creatures.

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Own in State OM Competition

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Wewahitchka High
School teacher Terry
Stryker's "Stunt Mobile"
team finished third in
Saturday's State Odyssey of
the Mind competition in
If they'd finished second,
they would've headed to
Colorado for the world OM
But their third-place fin-
ish was no reason for
Matthew Miller, Maleah
Lister, Kayla' Chumney, Kelly
Weeks, Mary Taunton and
Bradley Udell to hang their

Competing against huge
high schools, charter and
magnet schools, the team
excelled against some very
stiff competition.
"We definitely held our
own against everybody," said
Stryker's second, "Get
the Message" team placed
fourth, despite entering the
competition three team
members short.
Undeterred by their
teammates' absence, Sarah
House, Arielle Bragg and
Jerremy Yoder took the stage
and competed in the compe-

tition's long-term and spon-
taneous problems.
"They just weren't going
to let that stop them," noted
Stryker, who was pleased
with his teams' strong show-
ing at the competition.
"I'm very proud of them,"
Stryker said. "They did
amazingly well."
Sharon Hoffman's Port
St. Joe Elementary School
"In Your Dreams" team
matched up against 21 other
teams, finishing sixth.
Hoffman applauded the
performances of Blaine
Bush, Daniel May, Kaley
Wilder. Sam Taylor, Katie

Lacour, Nicolette Haddock
and Ashlin Morgan, and was
pleased with her team's fin-
"We did good for our little
old school," Hoffman said.
Francis Hiscock's Port
St. Joe Elementary "Laugh-
a-thon" team, comprised of
Katie Gardner, Michelle
Hiscock, John Whitfield,
Natalie Wood, Alex Wood, TJ
Kuhlman and Witt Shoaf fin-
ished 16th in their competi-
tion, as did Gloria Gant's
Port St. Joe Middle School
"In Your Dreams" team,
Jesse Raffield, Heather
Strange, Ernie Balogh, Sara
Hoffman, Ashley Lacour,
Douglas May and Shelby
Charlotte Willis, Gulf
County Odyssey of the Mind
Coordinator, offered her
thanks to the school board
"for their interest and sup-
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Port St. Joe Police Department News

On April, 14, ,?005, the
Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Ronald
G. Howard, age 48, of Port
St. Joe for driving under the
influence, driving while
license suspended or
revoked and leaving the
scene with property damage.
Howard was transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
On April 17, 2005, the
Port St. Joe Police

Department arrested
Stephen Moore Jones, age
50, of Apalachicola, for pos-
session of inhalant and para-
phernalia. Jones was taken
to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
On April 8, 2005, the
Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Ricky
Jermaine Farmer, age 20, of
Port St. Joe for possession of
marijuana. Farmer was

transported to the, .Gulf
County Jail to await first
On April 18, 2005,
around 4 p.m. the Port St.
Joe Police Department
arrested Robin Bailey, age
42, of Wewahitchka. She was
arrested on a warrant for vio-
lation of probation on a
Grand Theft charge. Bailey
was delivered to the Gulf
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On April 15, Jason
Harold Webb, w/m, 25, of
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On April 16, Anthony
Jerome Sanders, Jr., b/m,
26, of Delray Beach was
arrested for DWLSR.
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Dennis Crosby, w/m, 19, of
Apalachicola, was arrested
for violation of pretrial

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of Wewahitchka, was arrest-
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mischief; Michael D. Rogers,
w/m, 40, of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for felony bat-
tery criminal charges; Lacora
White, b/f, 23, of
Tallahassee, was arrested for
introduction of contraband
to a state prison facility and
possession of marijuana.

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Koonce, w/m, 35, of Panama
City was arrested for attach-
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motorcycle endorsement;
Barbara L. Grinslade, w/f,
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arrested for FTA; Jonathan c.
Davis, w/m, 24, of Chipley,
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the two municipalities,
Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe, would waive their por-
tion of those receipts.
By transferring the dol-
lars to Medicaid under a cer-
tain pass-through mecha-
nism called UPL, the county
could receive a state match
of 20 percent.
The county would nego-
tiate a capped amount the
exact number will be at the
heart of final negotiations
with Sacred Heart. -out of
those sales tax dollars which
will be turned over to the
new hospital to help defray
indigent care.
Sales tax dollars above
that capped amount would
be used in two ways. The
county could pay its respon-
sibilities under the Health

Care Responsibility Act,
which amounted to some-
thing near $70,000 last year.
Those funds, paid to Bay
Medical Center and Gulf
Coast Hospital for indigent
care, currently come out of
general revenue.
The county could also
pay its nursing home indi-
gent care expenses, again
replacing funds now paid
with general revenue ad val-
orem tax dollars, McKnight
The remainder of those
sales tax receipts would be
turned over to the Health
Care Committee to compen-
sate physicians and other
providers for services to the
county's underinsured and
indigent populations.
"I think we're close ... to

concluding negotiations,"
McKnight said of talks with
Sacred Heart. "I'd like to
move forward."
He added, "I think we
need to put the best deal for
the county on the table and
see if they buy-in, if not look
at other entities."
Commissioner Billy
Traylor reiterated his stance
that St. Joe should deed the
land for the new hospital -
near the Gulf/Franklin
Center along U.S. 98 to the
county to allow the county to
negotiate with other parties.
He noted that while con-
sensus indicated that Sacred
Heart might be the best part-
ner, other companies had
expressed an interest. St.
Joe was not the only
landowner in the county,
Traylor added.
"We have nothing in writ-
ing from Sacred Heart or St.
Joe," Traylor said. "We have
nothing. We are dealing with

one source, one source only."
He said the county had
essentially shut out other
potential players and, "I
think that's wrong. (We) have
an obligation to listen to any-
Commissioners estab-
lished a deadline of the sec-
ond regular meeting in May
to have an MOU in place with
Sacred Heart.
"We need to get some fig-
ures and tie Sacred Heart
down," said Commissioner
Jerry Barnes.
The ongoing work to cre-
ate an urgent care clinic is
also close to fruition, the
opening, McKnight indicat-
ed, dependent at this point
on a commitment from The
St. Joe Co. to provide dollars
to buffer the red side of the
ledger as the county Health
Department starts up the
The clinic would likely
open in the next couple of

weeks, but would open with-
out X-ray. Sacred Heart has
committed the equipment
but will be some three
months before the new
equipment has arrived and is
In other business con-
ducted during Tuesday's
Commissioners agreed
to move the county's State
Housing Initiative Program
(SHIP) under the umbrella of
the Community Development
Council, the operational arm
of the county housing coali-
tion, effective July .1.
Representatives from the
CDC and county SHIP official
Bo Williams will begin work
immediately on the transi-
tion, including the applica-
tion process which begins in
Bed tax revenues for
the year are up 14.7 percent
compared to the same period
last year, Paula Pickett of the
Tourist Development Council
said. March alone was up
more than 30 percent over
last year.
Additionally, the final

The Port St. Joe
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency will hold it's monthly
meeting on May 10th at 6:00
at the Port St. Joe Fire
Station. The Waterfront
Steering Committee with
FAMU School of Architecture
Professor Andrew Chin will
present to the DRA Board

plans for the new Welcome
Center and office building to
be constructed adjacent near
Frank Pate Park and .the
Maddox property have been
received and advertising for
bids should begin next week,
Pickett said.
A committee appointed
to examine the issue of
impact fees on development
issued its report urging com-
missioners consider the
implementation of impact
The group noted that
Gulf and Franklin counties
are among the few, and pos-
sibly only, in Florida which
do not levy impact fees.
Commissioners decided
to move ahead with the
ground work setting specifi-
cation, soliciting proposals
for the work to contract out
an impact fee study.
Such a study could be
expected to take as long as
eight months and cost at
least $80,000.
"It's a great investment,"
Traylor said. "We definitely
need them."

Phase II of the Visioning
Project which will deal with
proposed revisions to land
development code which will
result in accomplishing the
vision as presented in Phase
I for the waterfront/down-
town district. All interested
parties are invited to attend.

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attracted no opposition; such
has been the hectic schedule
teaching, organizing and
pulling off prom, helping
with an ailing relative of the
Group II representative.
"I'm real excited," Crews
said. "I'm looking forward to
learning even more" about
getting things done on the
city council.
Crews can drive up and
down U.S. 98 and observe an
accomplishment of the past
two years which engenders
r: particular pride -,,the signs
: thatdesignate the Clifford C.
Sims Parkway through the
city limits, honoring the
community's lone
Congressional Medal of
Honor recipient.
Another priority has
been working to clean up
neighborhoods, regardless of
which side of the railroad
tracks the neighborhood sits.
"I want us to ride
\ through our neighborhoods,
any neighborhood, and see
Sthe nice," Crews said.

The next two years offer
the goal of improving hous-
ing in the city, by working
with the county housing
coalition to meet the needs of
younger residents.
"Young people with
young kids, they need a
decent place to live," Crews
said, noting that many in
that demographic can no
longer afford to purchase a
home in the south end of the
Dovetailing with the
:effort will be the goal of
,,working to rure, better-paying
jobs to the area, to expand
and diversify the job market
beyond the minimum-wage
opportunities that character-
ize a service-oriented econo-
Fundamentally, Crews is
excited about serving on the
council at a time when so
much is transpiring, when so
many opportunities for
impact are in the offing.
"It will make you feel real
good," Crews said.

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Not Just A Fundraiser But An Honorary Event

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Relay for Life, though a
major fundraiser for the
American Cancer Society, is
not simply a way to make
It's an evening to cele-
brate survival.
The evening to celebrate
in Port St. Joe and Mexico
Beach will be next weekend,
May 6-7, at Beacon Hill Park.
Relay for Life has an
eight-year history in Gulf
County, but this will be the
first year two separate events
will be held in both north
and south Gulf County.

Wewahitchka's Relay for
Life, organized entirely by
high school students, will be
held the following weekend
at Gator Stadium.
Jeniffer Walker, ACS
community representative
for Mexico Beach Gulf and
Franklin County, said people
often ask what the ACS is
doing for them in their com-
'Twenty-one patients, 18
of those newly diagnosed,
have used services offered by
theAmerican Cancer Society
since September 2004,"
Walker said.
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Letters to theEditor...

I would like to take a
moment to applaud and say
a 'Thank You" to all of our
local law enforcement agen-
cies, especially the Gulf
County Sheriffs
Department. They have cer-
tainly had their plates loaded
the last couple of months,
and performed admirably.
The flooding experienced
in the last few weeks has
really taxed the department,
it's finances and it's man
power. Our officers have
worked many long hours,
some of them in threatening
conditions, without knowing
if they would get paid. All of
this while still dealing with
the child molesters, drug
addicts and felons fleeing
through our streets. They
have well demonstrated the
meaning of the team '"To
Protect and Serve."
During the last election
season, many voters ques-
tioned the experience, or lack
of, Sheriff Dalton Upchurch.
So far, I think he has proven
himself to be a hard-work-
ing, pro-active sheriff. He
inherited a department .in.
turmiil'aifidhas worlWi hard'
to return public confidence
and- cohesiveness to the

Many people have also
voiced concerns about the
youth and inexperience of
some of the officers on the
force. Without good leader-
ship, it could certainly be a
problem. I think it bodes well
for our county to have your
officers coming up through
the ranks together. Their new
ideas and the new technolo-
gies available to them will be
an asset to our area with the
new make-up of residents
that will be living in our
county in 20 years.
Our county is changing
and growing at a frantic pace
and each officer has a lot of
ground to cover in a shift, as
well as having to assist each
other with various duties
from time to time. I hope our
county and city leaders will
recognize the need for addi-
tional resources that will be
required to keep all our law
enforcement agencies up to
speed with the growth. We,
the residents of Gulf County,
can do our part by making
our elected representatives
aware of what our priorities
are and offering an encour-
aging word every chance we
get to 'those who take care of
us every day.
Willie Roche

Survivors Network, created
by and for cancer survivors
and their families to help
cope with the disease, to a
college scholarship program,
offered to qualified Florida
students with a history of
cancer, several comprehen-
sive programs are provided
free of charge with funds
raised during the annual
Relay for Life event.
Few people know of a
direct service offered by two
of Gulf County's very own
cancer survivors.
A little over a year ago,
Von Bouington and Brenda
Robershaw opened a
resource closet at Needles
and Thread, offering wigs,
scarves, hats, bras and pros-
theses at absolutely no cost
to local cancer patients.
Bouington said 25 ladies
have visited the closet since
it opened.
"If they need something
and it's not here, we can get
it for them," Bouington said.
An ACS scholarship is
helping Port St. Joe High
School graduate Kale Guillot
further his education at Gulf
Coast Community College.
Before he celebrated his
first birthday, Guillot was
diagnosed with adrenal car-
As a survivor, he quali-
fied for a scholarship that
helped him purchase his text
"Everybody has been
touched by the American
Cancer Society and they
don't even realize it," Walker
How It All Got Started
Twenty years ago, a col-
orectal surgeon in Tacoma,
Wash., wanted to raise
money for his local ACS
chapter by doing something
he' enjoyed running
Recording 83 miles in
the 24 hours that he circled
the track at Baker Stadium
at the University of Puget
Sound in Tacoma, as his
friends, family and patients
paid $25 to run or walk 30
minutes with him, Dr. Gordy
Klatt singlehandedly raised
$27,000 in the fight against

When others joined on
for a team relay event the fol-
lowing year, the City of
Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run
Against Cancer began a 20-
year annual tradition to cele-
brate cancer survivors and
raise money in communities
across the country.
Walker said of all the
events planned for this year's
Relay, the Luminaria Service
at 10 p.m. will be the most
-incredible one.
Luminaria lining the
track will provide ambient
light as all Relay partici-
pants, each clutching a
Candle of Hope, walk a
memorial lap for family and
friends lost to cancer. An
equally touching *bagpipe
rendition of "Amazing Grace"
will be played during the
luminary service.
"We want the community
to come out for this event,
even if that's the only thing
they come out for," Walker
Walker's own personal
crusade against cancer
began seven years ago when
her mother was diagnosed
with multiple myeloma, a
cancer of the bone marrow
By logging. on to the
American Cancer Society's
website, she and her mother
got help, facts about her can-
cer and the best advice for
"Someone before my
mother walked at a Relay for
Life so she could live,"
Walker stated. "Every year, I
walk so someone else can
live, too."
This Year's Events
The Survivor's Banquet
with dinner provided by
Gants BBQ at 6 p.m. will
kick off this year's Port St.
Joe and Mexico Beach Relay
for Life.
At 8 p.m., Daniel B.
Marshall of Panama City, a
contemporary Christian
musician and band member
for former Backstreet Boy
Nick Carter during his solo
career, will take the stage for
a two-hour concert.
Throughout the evening
10 teams of approximately
10 people each will be selling

food to raise money and com-
peting for awards, including
the Best Dressed, Best
Campsite, Most Spirit and
Highest Fundraiser, to be
awarded at the closing cere-
monies on Saturday morn-
In the spirit of the "I Love
the 80s" theme, though
Walker laughed that it really
wasn't an 80s flick, "Grease"
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and a karaoke contest.
If this all sounds like too
much fun, participants can
"rock their way to a cure" in
the rocking chair area.
"We really hope everyone
will come out and enjoy the
activities we have planned,
even if they've never been
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should place real property
into a business only if you
know all the tax issues
Placing a residence into
an artificial entity such as a
corporation or partnership
makes the business entity
own the home. This would
make you fail the ownership
test and the residence would
become business or invest-
ment property. When the
property is sold, the gain on
the sale would be taxable,
and in the case of a C-corpo-
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the corporate level, which is
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be tax at the individual level
when the corporation liqui-
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If you have rented out
your former personal resi-
dence and the "clock is tick-
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but you want to keep the
property instead of selling it
to get the gain exclusion,
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The property would become
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the subsequent sale would
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would have succeeded in
excluding as much of the
gain as you could without
giving up the property. If you
expected the property to not
substantially rise in value in
the future, this would be a
particularly good strategy.
At times it may become
necessary to shield residen-

tial property from creditors
and may be appropriate to
place the residential property
in an LLC or S corporation.
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certain tax features that can
make them less attractive to
proceed against in litigation,
than individuals. This is a
situation that would
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side issues involved.
If you are involved in a
trade or business, especially
with another individual
involving real property, it
may be appropriate and nec-
essary to formally create a
business entity and place the
property into the business.
This will provide a vehicle to
keep up with each investor's
interest in the property.
Generally speaking, limited
liability corporations (LLCs)
are often a good choice for
several reasons. These
include the fact that the LLC
allows investors to be
involved in management of
the company, a limited part-
nership shields limited part-
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nership, and the LLC pro-
tects members from liability,
for example, regarding envi-
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Star News Editor
It was one of those
good-news-bad-news weeks
for the Port St. Joe Sharks.
On the up side, the
Sharks received strong
pitching efforts again -
from senior Bart Lowry and
sophomore Justin
Henderson, who had set-
tled into season-long roles
as the Nos. 2 and 3 starters
behind ace Travis Burge.
And the Sharks ended a
two-game losing streak.
On the downside,
though, the Sharks lost
their offense during a trip
over to Bay County.
The Sharks could
muster just three hits in a
loss to Springfield
Rutherford in the make up
of a game postponed earlier
this season due to weather.

The bats came alive
during a trip to the Tampa
area for Spring Break, how-
ever, as Port St. Joe
brushed aside Brooksville
Central to run its record to
18-4 on the season. A sec-
ond game on the Tampa
trip, against Crystal River,
was rained out.
Against Rutherford last
week, Lowry (5-1) pitched
another stout game despite
being saddled with his first
loss of the season. The
Rams nicked him for six
hits and scored two earned
runs, but Lowry did not
walk a batter while striking
out one in the 2-0 loss.
"Bart pitched a com-
plete game coming back off
the injury list the week
before," said Coach Chuck
Gannon. Lowry had injured
his back two weeks ago.

The Sharks, however,
could manage just three
hits against Rutherford
and never threatened to
put a runner across the
Lowry was a key to the
attack agatist Brooksville
Central on Friday. He was
4 for 4 driving in one run,
while Justin McCroan
drove in four runs while
going 3 for 4.
"Justin had the big hit,
a double in the fifth, dri-
ving in two runs," Gannon
said of a three-run inning
which padded a 3-1 Shark
The Sharks added
three runs in the sixth
inning they were the ben-
eficiary of four Brooksville
errors during the game to
seal the deal.
Henderson remained

perfect on the season,
building his record to 5-0
while pitching 6 1/3
innings, allowing nine hits
and two earned runs while
striking out five and walk-
ing four.
Randall Johnson closed
out the game on the
mound, striking out both
batters he faced.
The Sharks hosted
Arnold on Tuesday for their
last regular-season home
game and will travel to
Marianna on Thursday and
Liberty County on Friday.
The District 1-2A tour-
nament will be played at
Shark Field on May 2-5.

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by Despina Williams
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They first came togeth-
er as 10-year-old All Stars,
the best of the best culled

from Port St. Joe's T-ball
Today, Port St. Joe
High School baseball
team's seniors lead the

Port St Joe High School's baseball team boasts 10
accomplished senior members. Front row (left to right):
Brian Glass, Josh Dalley, Randall Johnson, Justin McCroan
and Zach Williams. Back row: Travis Burge, Bart Lowry,
Justin Lyons, Aaron Little and Kenny McFarland. Most of the
boys have played together since T-ball.


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Sharks in an impressive
18-4 season, and have set
their sights on a state
"We want to win state
really bad," said Bart
Lowry. "To make it down
there is our main goal."
The 10 seniors have set
-aside 15 minutes before
Monday's practice to remi-
nisce about their ball play-
ing careers.
Together, they are a
playful fraternity, their
speech filled with inside
jokes and an unforced
Nine of the players hail
from Port St. Joe "born
and raised" corrected
Justin Lyons with
Apalachicola native
Randall Johnson joining
the family in 2001.
Eight of the 10 seniors
were part of the 2001 World
Series winning team, where
they made mincemeat of
unworthy opponents.
"We beat the crap out of
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Lady Sharks Season Ends at Blountstown

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The signs seemed to
point to the positive for the
Lady Sharks of Port St. Joe
High School on Monday.
As the team began
District 1-2A play against
Blountstown, the Lady
Sharks were riding a three-
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large measure by tighten-
ing up their defense, and
they were facing a team,
host Blountstown, which
Port St. Joe had defeated
twice during the season,
including a 3-2 victory at
Blountstown just two
weeks ago.
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down against the Lady
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mitted nine errors and was
swamped 10-0. The Lady
"Sharks ended the season 8-
"We kept giving them
opportunity after opportu-
nity," said Port St. Joe
coach Martin Adkison.
"Errors came back to kill
Danielle Maxwell, as
she has all season, pitched
well enough to win, striking
out four.
But the gloves behind
her failed her, as
Blountstown racked up
unearned runs in nearly
every inning,- putting the
game away by marching to
a 7-0 lead after three
"She's pitched good
enough to win every time
out this season," Adkison
said, noting that Maxwell
owns all eight Lady Shark
wins this year.
Heather Henderson
was 3 for 4 at the plate,
with Anna McFarland going
2 for 3.
Courtney Mork and
Audrey Skanes, in her only
at-bat, also singled.
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Gators Raise Record to 12-6 : J -7I" N '

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Cottondale Hornets
proved a most accommo-
dating host to the
Wewahitchka Gators last
After loading the bases
in the top of the seventh
inning of a 2-2 ballgame,
the Gators benefited from a
pair of walks to score the
winning runs in a 4-2 win
to up their record to 12-6
overall. The Gators are 4-4,
good for third place, in
District l-2A with the dis-
trict tournament looming

next week in Port St. Joe.
The Gators' final at-bat
started with Sean Bierman
being hit by a pitch.
Brandon Skipper and
Steven Peak followed with
singles to load the bases.
SRyan Ranie drew a walk to
plate Bierman with the go-
ahead run. After a fielder's
choice grounder resulted in
Skipper being nailed at
home, Justin Suber drew
another walk to bring Peak
across the plate.
Will Strange pitched
the entire game for the
Gators, striking out three

and allowing just four hits.
Peak had a double and
two singles and Skipper
pounded out a pair of sin-
gles. Suber added a double
and Strange and Bierman
The Gators play
Carrabelle on Friday and
are seeking make-up dates
for games against
Tallahassee FAMU and
Liberty County which were
postponed earlier during
the season.
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for girls in grades 3-8 on
Friday, April 29 at 7:30
p.m. at the Wewa High
School gym.
Activities will include
basketball, crafts, games,
movies, prizes and con-
tests. The cost, which
includes a shirt, dinner
and snacks, is $20 in
advance and $25 the night
of the event.
Chaperones at the
event will include Carla
Dunn, Karen Hoover and

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Middle School and
Bidwell from
Elementary School.


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please call Carla Dunn or
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June 10-12: Shooting
June 12-16: Position
June 25-26: High
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June 26-30: Individual

July 24-28: Individual
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Lady Gators Point to Postseason

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Lady Gators of
Wewahitchka ended the
regular season on an up
note with their eyes trained
on yet another run deep
into the postseason.
The Lady Gators,
ranked third in the state
the Class 2A sportswriters'
poll, downed Class 4A
Mosley in their last regu-
lar-season contest, and
were set to begin District 1-
2A play on Tuesday.
A visit to Lynn Haven
provided a boost heading
into 'the postseason, as
Brandi Sasser pitched a
complete-game shutout
and supplied a key two-run
single during a three-run
second inning which
proved the difference. for
Wewahitchka (19-5) in the
4-0 victory.
Sasser; "who has vtakeni
on the moundresponsibili-
ties "Siilnce a hand injury
sidelined Samantha Green
prior to Spring Break, scat-
tered seven hits, struck out
six and did not walk a bat-

Britney Grice paced the
attack with a pair of dou-
bles while Jade Gaskin
rapped a pair of singles.
Jill Pippin had an RBI dou-
ble and Misty Robbins sin-
Sasser also pitched a
complete game in a tough
6-5 loss to visiting
Springfield Rutherford last
The Rams scored two
runs in the top of the sev-
enth inning to seal the win.
Of Rutherford's six
runs, only three were
earned as the Lady Gators
made two crucial errors
behind Sasser.

Kayla Rich led the
offense, going 3 for 3 with a
double and an RBI. Pippin
was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Megan Peak, Sasser and
Grice all singled, with Grice
driving in a run.
The Lady Gators were
to play Blountstown in the
district semifinals on
Tuesday. The tournament
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Thursday before regional
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Blackshear Wins 27th Annual C.W Roberts Invitational

The 27th annual C. W.
Roberts Invitational Golf
Tournament was held on
April 9 and 10 at the St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club,
with 91 golfers participating,
including 11 professional
golfers, and 64 sponsors
supporting the event. This
tournament is hosted each
spring by the Roberts family,
in memory of the late C. W.
Roberts, Jr., who was instru-
mental in the construction of
the course.
After covering its costs,
the two-day tournament this
year will contribute approxi-
mately $6,500 to the
American Red Cross of
Northwest Florida in an
effort to assist the rehabilita-
tion from the hurricanes that
devastated our state last sea-
son. In addition, the
Invitational donated $300 to
the Ladies Golf Association
for their dedication and hard
work with the scoring and
other behind-the-scenes
efforts during the tourna-
Each of the flights were
divided into "A" and "B" divi-
sions after 'the first round
(excluding the "Pro" division),.
with each featuring the top
eight and bottom eight in the
division, respectively.
Golfers finishing in the top
three places in each division
took home gift certificates to
Edwin Watts Golf Outlet for
$250, $125, and $75.
Winners were as follows;
Pro Division: first place,
W. Tuck; second place, D.
Beck; third place (three-way

tie) J. Jones, W. Mayo, and T.
Championship Flight, A
Division: first place, D.
Blackshear; second place, B.
Macoy; third place, M. Beck.
Championship Flight, B
Division: first place, B.
Atwell; second place, C.
Adkison; third place, A.
First Flight, A Division:
first place, A. Rowell; second
place, J. Evans; third place,
S. Myers.
First Flight, B Division:

first place, W. Clements; sec-
ond place, M. Allen; third
place, A. Kirkland.
Second Flight, A
Division: first place, W.
Sumner; second place, P.
Allman; third place, Br.
Second Flight B Division:
first place, J. Roberts; sec-
ond place, T. Knox; third
place, R. Smith.
Third Flight, A Division:
first place, J. Beach; second
place, A. Boyette; third place,
B. Lewis.

Third Flight, B Division;
first place, J. McSpaddin;
second place, B. McDougald;
third place, E. Balogh.
Fourth Flight, A
Division: first place, K.
Allman; second place, F.
Fitzgerald; third place, D.
Fourth Flight, B
Division: first place, C.
Kelley; second place, D.
Carpenter; third place, T.

Payday at Port St. Joe Marina

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Inshore Fishing
Association Redfish Tour
coordinator Arthur Allison
stepped on stage Saturday
afternoon, proclaiming a
payday for anglers in this
past weekend's Redfish
Indeed, it was clearly
payday for Capt. Fred Myers
and John Drummond. The
Ranger Cup team received
several checks totaling near-
ly $2,000 for their 5.84-
pound and 6.78-pound red-
fish, netting them first place
For their winning total
weight of 12.62 pounds,
Myers and Drummond
received $1,000. Being the
only official Ranger Cup
anglers in the tournament
earned them an additional

Kiwanis Club Hosts Annual Golf Tournament

The Port St. Joe Kiwanis
Club will. hold its annual
Select Shot Golf Tournament
on May 7 at the St. Joseph's
Bay* Country Club.
N Tee time will begin at 1
p.m. (ET), with each player
paying a $50 entry fee.
S Prizes will be awarded
for those placing 1st ($300),
2nd ($200) and 3rd ($100),
and door prizes will be hand-
ed out at the hamburger and
hotdog cookout for players
and guests immediately fol-
lowing the tournament.
I "In case"of rain, the tour-
amenrt \\ill be held the fol-
'\owing Saturday, May 14.
Entry forms are avail-
able and may be given to
Kathy Balentine at the Gulf
Co. Transportation Office
(229-6550) or Pauline
Pendarvis at the City of Port
St. Joe. office (229-8261
x113), or mailed to Kiwanis
Golf Tournament, 303 Peters
Street, Port St. Joe, FL,

Boating Course
Bluewater Outriggers in
Port St. Joe will host the
Amrerica's Boating Cdurse
(ABC) on May 7 from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.
Entry is $25 per person,
with the minimum age for
course participation 14 years
old. Pre-registration is
required by Wednesday, May

Tournament proceeds
will benefit a scholarship
program for local students,
the Gulf/Franklin Center of
Gulf Coast Community
College, local charities and
youth groups.

$500 and an- extra $250
bonus for their boat powered
by a Yamaha motor.'

Steve Julian and Steve
Rice took home fourth place
and a $200 check.

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Capt. Fred Myers and John Drumm, the Ranger Cup team,
received several checks totaling nearly $2,000.

The Ranger Cup is a cir-
cuit of fisherman who own
and tour with a Ranger boat.
Kelly Johnson'and Gary
Messick took second place in
the tournament with a two-
fish weigh-in of a 5.21 and
6.18, totaling 11.39 and
$500 check.
Bill Daughdrill and Tray
Evans received a $300 check
for their total 10.68 final

Seniors r.- page 12

everybody," said Lyons..
"Put that in the paper."
Though they engage in
their fair share .of gentle
ribbing, swapping insults
like baseball cards, the
seniors take seriously their
membership in a team.
None will say he's the
MVP; none will even joking-
ly claim credit for the
Sharks' success.
"It's a team," said Josh
Dalley. "We all have differ-
ent jobs," added Aaron
Little, statements echoed
by the remaining 10.
No trace of jealousy can
be found in the teammates'
voice when they mention
Travis Burge's inked deal
with Florida State
Most admit that they,
too, would like to continue
playing baseball in college.
Many of the boys would
prefer a nearby school,
somewhere close to the
ballfields where they grew

For more information, But the future is
call 227-9393. months away, and the state

championship looms clos-
er. The present means
baseball practice, which
Coach Chuck. Gannon
begins promptly at 3:15.,,
Though they might not
tell him face-to-face, the
boys are grateful to have
Gannon as their task mas-
"He's a good coach,"
said Zach Williams. "He
brings a lot of discipline."
Dalley agreed with his
teammate's assessment of
Gannon. "He's old school,"
said Dalley. "When you're
on that field you'll be ready
to play."
When Gannon's shad-
ow crossed the bleachers
where his seniors sat con-
versing, Lowry threw his
voice in the coach's direc-
"Gannon's a good
coach," said Lowry, while
his teammates shared
another knowing laugh.
Then it was off to the
diamond and another after-
noon of baseball practice.

Jamie Hense and Toni
Jackson received plaques for
the top Lady Angler and
Junior Angler, respectively.
According to Camille
Moore, an assistant promot-
er with the Redfish Tour, 16
teams registered for
Saturday's tournament.
In this, the third year of
the Florida Open Tour
Panhandle Division, Trey
Landry of the Port St. Joe
Marina said local organizers
were trying to promote the
open family format to local
The Open Tour is a
series of catch and release
tournaments that encourage
family-oriented teams and
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by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
The Gulf Rifle Range in
Port St. Jqe underwent a
transformation this past
weekend, and it seemed at

any moment, Wyatt Earp
and Doc Holiday could have
strolled right out of the
Members of the
Panhandle Cattle Company

pulled out their finest
Western wear to compete in
their first annual Single
Action Shooting Society
(SASS) match.
Short of a time machine,

this was the quickest way to
take a trip back to the Old
SASS is an international
organization committed to
promoting and preserving
the sport of cowboy action
Committed indeed. So
much so that they do not
even call each other by their
real names.
One of the requirements
of membership in SASS and
the Panhandle Cattle
Company is the creation of
an alias.
Vice president of the
Gulf County organization,
Richard Bernal, a.k.a. Dead
Lakes Walker, said most
members.of the club do not
even know each other's real
"It's usually only family
and close friends that know
our real namess" he said.
At 9 a.m., the bandits

began their competition by
shooting the first four of a
total eight stages over the
course of the competition.
Quite different from typ-
ical shooting competitions,
cowboy action shooting is a
multi-faceted sport in which
contestants compete with
firearms typical of western
frontier period single action
revolvers, pistol caliber lever

action rifles, and old-fash-
ioned shotguns. It is a timed
sport in which shooters com-
pete for prestige on a course
of different shooting stages,
testing their mettle against
steel targets at a close range.
Local sponsors as well as
vendors from across the
region made the event possi-
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Established 1937 e Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years




Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas'for 67 years


By Despina Williams sail, the 18th century design
Star Staff Writer was, according to the boat's
A 17-foot cedar and oak owner, Bill Reardon, "very
vessel moored in the Water adequate for cruising on a
Street asphalt set the tone Sunday afternoon with a bot-
for Apalachicola's seventh tle of wine and a picnic bas-
annual Antique Boat Show. ket."
'"This is not a speed- It was in thal same
boat," cautioned the accom- leisurely spirit that the
paying placard. crowd of Apalachicola resi-
With multiple rowing dents and tourists took to
stations and a provision for a Market Street on Saturday,

This 16-foot Swampsott Dory was built by Bill Langford in
1996. An accompanying photograph display documented the
boat's construction.

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where they examined a wide
array of fishing and pleasure
boats in the sunshine of a
perfect spring day.
Some vessels, 'like Port
St. Joe residents Cletus and
Peggy Heads' 1946
Thompson, were lovingly
restored after decades of dis-
repair, while others were
constructed in recent years
using classic design princi-
Kristin Anderson's 24-
foot Sharpie ketch, built in
1991 by Danny Blake and
Pete Cullen, was a design
used by Apalachicola resi-
dents in the days before out-
board motors.
Anderson, who named
the boat Jenny Raney after
her maternal great-grand-
mother, called the ketch a
"souped-up crabbing skiff for
working in shallow water."
An immaculately
restored 1916 Otca AA grade
17-foot canoe rested a short
jaunt away from a 16-foot
Swampsott Dory, construct-
ed by Bill Langford in 1996.
A display of photographs
documented Langford's jour-
ney from sketch to launch,
with a snapshot of one har-
rowing design setback
involving a bicycle and
Langford's young grandson.
Also featured were a 24-
foot Pete Culler fantail
launch, a classic duck boat
and a 27-foot "work in
progress" oyster yacht.
New to the festival this
year was a collection of clas-
sic automobiles, including
several Model T Fords,
Bentleys from 1947 and
1960, a 1962 Corvette and a
1931 Model A Ford Roadster.
Booths featuring mar-
itime-themed artwork show-

Apalachicola's Water Street was lined with 40 boats and 16 antique automobiles during
Saturday's Antique Boat Show. Chuck Marks' Hinny Buster, right, took the Best in Show award in
the hydroplane category.

cased the handiwork of local
Shrimp boats docked in
Apalachicola were one of
many coastal themes
explored with nearly photo-
graphic realism by St. Joe
Beach artist Sam Kates.
Indian. Pass artist
Daphne Lloyd took inspira-
tion from the Gulf and the
peaceful flow of the river in
her handcrafted pottery.
"I'll sit in the hot tub in
the morning with my first
cup of coffee and see the
waves coming in," said Lloyd,
whose "sand and surf col-
lection was inspired by those
daylight revelries.
For some boat show
attendees, the historic town's
unique character proved the
greatest attraction.
Making the journey from
Foley, Ala, to showcase their
21-and-a-half-foot oyster bay
boat, father and son builders
Harold and John Kennedy
took in the sites from
beneath a sheltering umbrel-
In business together for
nearly four years, the
Kennedys have adapted a
Maine lobster-style hull for
Southern fishing, completing
six, with plans to build three
John Kennedy called his
boat "the coolest thing
around," and expressed a
similar enthusiasm for
"I've come here several
times by boat, but this is the
first time I've been back in a
long time," said Kennedy,
who planned to return again
in the future.
'This is a killer place," he
Complete List of Boat
Show Winners:
Best In Show, Locally
Built Boat: Kristin Anderson,
24-foot Sharpie
Best In Show, Runabout:
Jim Savage, Glaspar
Second Place, Runabout:
Jerry Hall, 1970
Best In Show, Sailboat:
Jack Leppert, 21-foot classic
Lobster gaff rigged

Muscongus bay sloop
Second Place, Sailboat:
Peter Berry, 37-foot
Herreshoff Meadowlark
Best In Show, Skiff:
Michael Grace, 14-foot
Best In Show,
Paddlecraft: Michael Grace
1916 17-foot Old Town
Best In Show, Power
Cruiser Classic: Roger
Heath, Grand Banks 32'
Best In Show,
Hydroplane: Chuck Marks,

Hinny Buster
Best In Show, Antique
Motors: Cletis Heaps
Best In Show, Overall:
Jack Leppert, 21-foot Classic
Lobster gaff rigged
Muscongus bay sloop
Best In Show, Antique
Car: Dick Dosik, 1947
Second Place, Antique
Car: T Spohrer, 1956, Ford
Best In Show, Antique
Boat & Car: Cletis Heaps,
1950 Studebaker, 1946 13-
foot Thompson runabout

A 1947 Bentley MKVI, a 1960 Bentley S2 and a 1962
Corvette are parked in front of a shrimp boat docked along
Water Street. This was the first year antique automobiles were
featured at the festival.

Kristin Anderson stands -between a display of her hand-
crafted jewelry and her 24-foot Sharpie ketch, Jenny Raney,
which was named Best in Show in the locally-built category. The
boat was built by danny Blake and Pete Cullen in 1991.

An Otca AA grade 17-foot
canoe, built in 1916, was one
of several antique paddle-
crafts on display at the festi-

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4Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 28, 2005 1B

jGulf Coast
SGulf Coast Electric
.Cooperative held its 57th
Annual Members' Meeting
Saturday, April 16, at its
headquarterr office in
;Wewahitchka. The purpose
f the meeting is to commu-
nicate information about the
'Cooperative, including the
financial reports and overall
business status, as well as
serve as a social event for the
entire membership. More
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Electric Cooperative Holds 57th
than 750 people attended the offer.
event this year. Each registered member "
For entertainment, Gulf received a free gift and com-
C6ast Electric Cooperative plimentary food tickets to
provided a bounce house redeem at food booths run by
and pony rides for the chil- local civic organizations as
dren and music by the fundraisers. In addition,
Country Gold band. registered members were
Informative booths were entered.in drawings to win
open for the duration of the many other door prizes,
meeting, offering information including the grand prizes,
.about the marketing pro- which were $100 electric bill
grams that GCEC has to -credits and vacation pack-

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Presiding over the business portion of the meeting were (front row, from left): Attorney J.
Patrick Floyd; Rupert Brown, trustee, District III, Group 1; President Eddie Jones, trustee, District
II, Group 3; Secretary L. L. Lanier, Jr., trustee, District II, Group 2; Ronald McGill, District III, Group
2; (back row, from left) Robert Byrd, trustee, District III, Group 3; Treasurer Kinneth Daniels,
trustee, District I, Group 3; E. P. Fuqua, District I, Group 2; Vice President Gus Wise, Jr., trustee,
District I, Group 1; and CEO/GM Roy Barnes.

" Rex and Kathryn Outlaw of Wewahitchka received a peace lily for being named Couple
Married the Longest (58 years).

"The 57th Annual
Meeting was a success. The
members who attended par-
ticipated in the business por-
tion of the meeting, enjoyed'
great food and entertainment
and won some terrific door
prizes," GCEC Manager of
Marketing and Member

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Washington counties and the
municipalities of
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named Youngest Attendee. Her mother, Ashley Forehand, was
presented, a dish garden.

Mason Green, age 6, and Colby Gay, age 8, enjoy food and
drinks compliments of Gulf Coast Electric.
, l Services Michael White said.
MI A Gulf Coast ElectriC
-- Cooperative is part of the'
Touchstone Energy national
alliance of local, consumer-

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vacation hot spots. Winners of the trips were (from left) Renee Smiley of Wewahitchka, B. M.
lanowski of Wevwahitchka and Rebecca Cousin of Fountain.

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Kutra is Available for Adoption

The Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Association, in con-
junction with the celebration
of Older Americans' Month,
is sponsoring 'The Gulf
County's Cutest
Grandbabies Photo Contest."
The contest is for chil-
dren from Gulf County who
are between the ages of new-
born and 3 years old.
Entry forms may be
picked up at any Gulf
County Senior Center, or call
229-8466 to request a form
be mailed. Pictures, no larger
than five inches by seven
inches, applications and
entry fee must be received at
Gulf County Senior Citizen's
no later than 5 p.m., on May
Judges will be the citi-
zens of Gulf County who may
view the photos and cast

their votes, with each vote
costing $1. Voting Canisters
will be located at the Port St.
Joe Senior Center on May 9
and 10 from 8 a.m. til 5 p.m.
EDT, Wewahitchka
Community Center on May
10 and May 11 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. and on Thursday
May 12 at the Community
Health Fair to be held at
Lake Alice Park in
Wewahitchka from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. CDT. (Child does not
have to be present to win.)
The winners will be the
children who bring in the
most votes (money).
Make sure your family
and friends come out to vote.
All money collected will go to
support the needs of senior
citizens in Gulf County:
Announcement of win-
ners will take place at 5 p.m.

on Friday, May 13. Winners
will be featured in local
Entry fee is $8 per
Votes are $1 each.
Eight categories of com-
Newborn to 6 months
old (Baby Boy and Baby Girl)
Six months to 1 year
old (Baby Boy and Baby Girl)
1 2 years old (Boy and
2 3 years old (Boy and

Deadline for entering
the child's photo is May 5.
Late Entries Will Not Be
Each winner will receive
a "Cutest Gulf County
Grandbaby Award
Certificate," a trophy and a
gift basket filled with delight-
ful and useful items. Each
child entered will receive a
For more information,
call (8.50) 229-8466.

Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Kutra (pictured),
Golden Retriever/Chow
male, neutered, shots, heart-
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Roxy, nice female pup about
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office for an escort to house). dows, beautiful cypress
Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054 or MLS#101225.
Hall Bell at 850 899-9694. Call Angel Colagrossi at 850 899



Dunes Club 2C Gulf fron r- Helms Gulf View
198 Club Drise. Cape San Blas 89-1 9 Auger Ase., Beacon Hi
directions : from Port St. Joe travel east \ directions: from the St. Joe office
o C-30A. Veer right on C-30A. Travel Vhorthwest on Hwy. 98 2.5 mile
.8 miles to C-30E. Turn right on C-30E. right on Fryer Lane, then right on
travel 1 mile, turn left on Club Drive. Avenue. Street deadends in drive,
lI fully furnished. Gated, pool, tennis Beautiful home built in 2000 on 1
court, boat parking. MLS#102347. with fantastic gulf views. No thru
Call Jenny Thompson 850 210-2062. Extensive landscaping/gardens. B
homesite. MLS#103566.
Call Michael Shores at 850 251-

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Poetry Contest Seeking

Port St. Joe
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
Thomas 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

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Apalachicola 800 784-1342
-; ...... Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
S Eastpoint 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
L. St. George Island 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717
Panama City 850 265-2970

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6 miles. !east of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 98. (Meet sales
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ss high- Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
m built 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
hs, out- Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
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t on W. office travel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right
3 mile. on to Fourteenth St. Look for balloons
loons! Classic example of a great Apalachicola
Corner, home! Completely remodeled inside and
sen win- out, recent roof, electrical, plumbing, split
exterior. A/C and sits on 1 1/2 lots! Comes fully fur-
nished (some exclusions). MLS#105170.
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ll 8608 Highsa% 98, Beacon Hill
e travel \ Directions: from the St. Joe Beach office
s. Turn Y`travel northwest on Hwy. 98 for approxi-
Auger mately 3 miles. Home is on Hwy. 98.
'ay. Beautiful open floor plan home on the hill
arge lot with great views. New kitchen cabinets.
traffic. Double sink and ceramic tile in guest bath.
beautiful Patio door in master opens to front deck.
Attic storage. MLS#104901.
8081. Call Henry Flack at 850 832-5265 or
Mary Flack at 850-832-5264.

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Latest Addition DAR Members Travel

to the Family
Don and Leslie
Jennewein announce the
birth of their son Williams
Ashford on April 7 in Tampa,
Fla. He was welcomed home
by big brother, Andrew, and
big sister, Elizabeth.
Will is the grandson of
Sylvia Costin and the late
Ashley Costin of Port St. Joe
and the great grandson of
the late Mr and Mrs. 6. G.
Costin, Sr. also of Port St.
Joe. His paternal grandpar-
ents are Joan and Jim
Jennewein of Tampa, Fla.

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to State Conference

Nancy Howell and Midge
Stevens attended the Florida
State Society Daughters of
the American Revolution
Annual State Conference on
April 9 11. They represent-
ed St. Joseph Bay Chapter
NSDAR as elected delegates.
The meeting was held at the
Florida Mall Hotel in
Orlando. Their. itinerary
included business meetings,
the National Defense
Luncheon, election of state
officers and a Memorial
Service for deceased mem-
The Chapter was hon-

ored with awards for out-
standing service in Chapter
Achievement, Genealogical'
Research and American
History Education.
Mrs. Howell is Past
Chapter Regent, 25 Year
Member, Past President of!
the Panhandle Regents
Council, Life Member of the',
State Chapter Regents Club,
State Cameo Club and a:
third generation DAR. Mrs.
Stevens is a Charter Member
of St. Joseph Bay Chapter
and a fourth generation DAR

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recruiting for:
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Bay St, Joseph Care& Rehabilitation Center

Receives Recognition from Home Office

Jennifer Searl, Home
Quality Management Vice
-resident of Operations in
'lorida recently visited Bay
St. Joseph to present every
staff member with a "Silver
Club" bonus check. The
facility earned this honor for
the outstanding State Survey
earlier this year.
Jennifer stated how
proud she was of the staff.
I"When we walked into the
building you could feel the
warmth." Another member

of the corporate team stated,
'This building has it. I don't
know exactly what 'it' is, but
we want our other facilities
to have 'it' too."
The HQM vision is:
HQM believes that in
order to change the indus-
try's reputation we must
meet our ultimate objective
in every aspect of our busi-
ness. By prioritizing resident
care in every department and
operation, we reinforce a
foundation based upon ful-

filling residents' needs well
beyond the norm. We will
restore pride to the industry
by consistently providing
excellent care and support
services at every juncture
and to every resident.
Winning the revolution
requires radically changing
the landscape of long-term
care forever.
, Positive changes are still
happening at Bay St Joe.

Saute to Jazz Pianist Bill Evans

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Theme of

Gulf Jazz Society's popu-
lar Jazz Gumbo returns in a
new venue on Monday, May
16. The Gumbo will pay trib-
ute to jazz legend Bill Evans,
generally agreed to be the
most influential jazz pianist
of the last four decades.
The event will be held in
the New Banquet Room' of
the Black Angus Restaurant.

Mexico Bea

Vintage Ph

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 exhib-
ited in the CDC Welcome
Center gallery to create a
"walk down memory lane."
Sam Kates, a retired
museum director, who vol-
unteers his time to organize
exhibits at the CDC gallery,
said, "Mexico Beach is
changing fast. There needs
to be a record of life in the
early days when the-commu-

&lay 16 Jazz

and Lounge (4500 W. Hwy.
98) Panama City. The music
begins at 7:00 p.m.
Heading an all-star cast
is superb Atlanta pianist
Kevin Bales, internationally
known jazz bassist Steve
Gilmore, and Giacomo Gates
(fresh from a gig at Lincoln
Center) doing. vocals-a la
the best selling Bill

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nity 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 without the benefit of
an air conditioner.
If anyone would like to
share their old photos, bring
them to CDC welcome cen-
ter. The pictures can be
scanned and the original
photos returned safely to the
owner. A brief description of
"who, what, when, where",
wil be needed for each photo
so labels can be made for
each photograph when dis-
The CDC welcome center
is open Monday through
Friday from 9:00 a.m. 4:00
p.m. For additional informa-
tion, call Lynn at 850-648-

Evans/Tony Bennett CD.
Atlanta drummer Justin
Varnes will anchor the
Cost of the event is $15
($12 for GJS members). The
price of admission includes a
cup of gumbo. Tickets are
available from larry Fletcher
(784-2106), Bill Graham
(235-1871), Bob Borich (235-
1659) or from the Black
Angus (784-1788).
The GJS is able to pro-
duce the Evans' tribute,
according to artistic director
Larry Fletcher, because of
the availability of especially
talented musicians who are
able to approximate the
highly nuanced touch and
feeling of the Bill Evans Trio
Bales, Gilmore and
Varnes are devotees of the
Evans style in which each
member of the trio is an
equal partner in producing a
cohesive and interrelated
voicing. Gates will sing some
of Evans' best known pieces,
such as "Waltz For Debbie."
The program will include
During his career, which
was unfortunately cut short
at the age of 51, Evans
recorded over 50 albums as
leader and received five
Grammy awards.
He spawned a "Bill
Evans style," or "Bill Evans
inspired" pianists who
include some of the best
known artists' of our day. He
remains a monumental
model for jazz piano students
everywhere, even inspiring a
newsletter devoted solely to
his music and influence.

8009 HWY. 98, ST.W1J O [0BAC

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This 4 BR/3 BA home on St. Joe Beach has over 2700 sq. ft including porches and decks. Owner
is in the process of doing extensive landscaping that will ensure this to be one of the most attractive
Gulf Front homes on the beach. Fully Furnished.
SMLS#105017 $1,590,000 I
HUIV0. Call Carol for more information
-,21. 850-227-4252 or 850-227-9600

Gulf Coast Realty
St. Joe Bay Office, 2010 Hwy C-30 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Toll Free (800) 451-2349 Mobile (850) 227-4252
E-mail Carol@C21GulfCoastRealty.com
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Offered @ $1,200,000.

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After Hours:

%t% If you are looking for white,
sandy beaches and spectacular
views, this GULF FRONT lot on
Cape San Bias is for you!
ifgg Offered @ $940,000

with unobstructed views of the
Gulf & St. Vincent Island. Home
*iTfeatures elevator, RV Hook-Up
and excellent rental history.
Offered @ $739,000

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INDIAN PASS with great views
f0of the Gulf, FEMA flood, & much
morel Offered @ $749,000

g Bayfront lot on Marnie's
Island $535,000
BAYVIEW lot on Cape San
to Bias $345,000
cial lot on HWY 98

Overstreet Tremont
Estates $115,000

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Located on. Scenic Hwy
C30, this home features great
bay views, spacious decks, lush
landscaping, & more! Offered
@ $465,000

Roger Bradley,
After Hours:

3BR/2BA interior home featur-
ing deeded Gulf & Bay access,
new elevator, wood burning
fireplace & much more!

Clint Eason,
After Hours: .

the Gulf of Mexico are featured
in this gulf view home. on
Indian Pass. 3BR/2BA, new
appliances, excellent rental,
this is a must see! $795,000

Gail Haddock,

IIGH TRAFFIC commercial cor-
ner lot on HWY 98.in MEXICO
BEACH with endless possibilities.
Priced to sell @ $425,000


BAYFRONT on Cape San
Bias Large 100'x500'
deep water access
Park Pointe Subdivision
High Traffic Commercial
lot located on the corner
of Hwy 98 & Hwy 71
Offered @ $1,200,000


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BAYFRONT cottage features l*e
panoramic views of St. Joseph
Bay. Recently renovated, large
screened in back porch, deed- U
ed gulf access, & much more! $le,
Priced to sell @ $349,000
Dawn & Randall Jones,
After Hours:

.The possibilities ae

less with this large commercial

businesses are located in this oned
building.Offered @
Kaye Haddock, gg,
After Hours:
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GULF FRONT townhome on
Cape San Bias complete with
ceramic tile, spacious decks, fire-
place, & sweeping views of thell.
Gulf of Mexico. Priced to sell
@ $309,000

Diane Sparks,
Agent I
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of the S. Joseph Bay, 102 xW
494 +-lot, eepi water access.

A rare find @ $989,000
Gulf Front Lot on Cape o le

San Bias with gorgeous
views $949,000

Lanark Beach interior lot

2.2 acre RIVERFRONT lot
in Carabbelle Beachi

lot $459,000
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Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has
captured the market on "unique din-
ing". The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves
up the area's best oysters, steamed
shrimp, crab legs and variety of simi-
lar delectables. The semi-self service
restaurant offers great atmosphere
and charm (Not to mention Great
Food). This is a -nij: ..hil o a.o n.rg
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IFriday Saturday: 12:00-9:00,:
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30th we will open at 1:00
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8048 Cape San Blas Rd Coastal 110 Barrier Dunes
Cape San Bias, FL Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-7770 r t 850-227-3200

www.C astalRealtynfo.


Custom Home with a GulfView.
Only 1/2 block from the beach. 3
BR / 3 BA, spa. Community Pool
and hot tub. MLS# 104615

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Natural & Artistic Landscaping.
Great 2BR/2BA house in one of the
1st subdivisions 'on the cape.
Community Pool, Hot tub and board-
walks to the beach. Plenty of extra park-
ing and boat storage. Fenced back
yard. MLS# 105214 $585,000

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GREAT Rental History.
2BR/2BA, nicely decorated unit
with FANTASTIC view of the
Gulf. MLS# 104353 $450,000


Lot 19, Marina Cove Subdivision
$299,900 + MLS # 104473
MNotivated Seller! Commercial property in
Port St Joe's newest and finest retail subdi-
vision. Extensive landscaping with water
fountain. Ideal location with water \iews
just oft the traffic of Hw\, 98. Excellent
opportunity fior investment or business
location Submit offers today!


Block C, Lot 8, Park Point
Subdivision $390,000 + MLS#104964
Excellent opportunity! Premium located lot
in premium located subdivision. Master
planned community, deeded gulf access,
pool and pool house. Motivated seller!

Port St. Joe Office

n tu 252 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Office (850) 227-9600
-- Fax (850) 227-2115

Gulf Coast Realty Toll Free (800) 451-2349
Each Offer is Independen oened & Opepated L9 E-mail patrickjones@gtcom.net

Seacliffs Townhomes Cape San
Bias. Two large luxury townhomes
each with a great gulf view. Each
with 4 BR / 4.5 Baths and a private
elevator. Gated community.
$595,000 each. MSL# 103273 &

Charming 1st Tier Unit -
2BR/2BA located just steps away
from the beach and
clubhouse/pool area. MLS#
104282 $450,000

Bayview lot on Highwa3
Palm Breeze Lots Start
Seagrass First Tier
Sunset Point Lot -
Garrison Avenue Lol

BEST BUY in Barrier Dunes.
Great Rental History. 2BR/2BA
unit has unobstructed view of Gulf.
MLS# 104384 $399,000

Open Floor Plan. Brick Home
with great landscaping, fenced
yard, pool, cathedral ceilings.
3BR/2BA, eat-in kitchen and
more. Only $329,060

Gulf Front at Cape San Bias.
Beautiful home overlooking one of
America's great beaches. Walk out
onto a beautiful sandy beach. Sit on
your deck and watch the sun fade
into the sunset on this westward fac-
ing beach. MLS# 103750

Located in the Heart of Barrier
Dunes. Well-maintained unit
3BR/3.5BA with many extras
including hurricane shutters.
MLS# 104080 $492,000

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Port St. Joe Mexico Beach FUNERAL HO
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your 507 10th Street Po
Financial Needs

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST.
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rel
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 1;
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.n
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227

W. P. "Rocky Comforter
rt St.Joe L.F.D.
8111 (850) 227-1818

(850) 648-8811
ZH 1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies
actor THE STAR
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2 noon
Port St. Joe
n. (850) 227-1278
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Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159

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

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


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Your Choice

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The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639:-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 *Wewahitdhka, FL32465
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 among friends at
Oak Grove Assembly of God
David ?. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: 350 22971
613 Madison Street Tort St. Joe. f
Schedule ofServices
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Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

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Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
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Pastor: v,.,:'ne .., Fr.,;rr .

9:45 a.m.
S11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.-
1:00oo 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)

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

Church of Mexico Beach
I1 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

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 proclaiming
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: www.

The ladies of New Bethel A.M.E. Church
will be serving Sunday Dinner on May 1,
from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.. A $6 donation will
be accepted.
The menu is baked or fried chicken,
dressing, green lima.beans, corn casserole,

rolls, cake and tea.
You are invited to dine in or carry out.
To place an order, please call 229-6179
or contact one of the ladies.
The church is located at 146 Ave. C.

ths Sunday Spring BBQ at First United
_n _i iM r_ i_ rM i_

'cL. "A Reformed Voice
Sin the Community"

J .r. ,D- Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Fellowship ...................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ..........11:00 a:m.
Sunday Evening Service ..............6.00 p.m.
Tuesday Nighl iBay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6-00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

Church of Christ

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

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

S311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: Ina .l i'1".| "_ : 'ri ,^,',rh|q .I 1 1 E .:riuL. \\",[)h p o p [i
WEDNESDA.Y ClIh ri .i.... p ri
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Him." Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 04--3950 Home 69-8725

[ first Baptist Curc4ih
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 i.. ...:............. 6:00 pm
Evening WorshTip :. ..."..................... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............ 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ......7:49 am ET

SGood.Shepherd utheran Church
929 South Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, olorida 32404
... phone 871-6311 .
regularr Sunday Worship at 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School /1,dult ible Study at 9:15 a.m.
$'staffed nursery is provided during the
Sunday School hour and 10:30 worship semice.
lease accept this special invitation to be our guest

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

Methodist Church of Port St. Joe

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

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

Revival at Port St. Joe Church o God in Christ
SPort St. Joe Church of God in Christ. Elder David Woods, Jr. is the pastor and
located at 163 Ave. D in Port St. Joe, is host- evangelist.
ing a revival on April 29 at 7 p.m. EDT. Come and be blessed!

Freaky Friday Kids Night
First United Methodist Church of Mexico Night Out every Friday from 6-9 p.m. CDT.
There will be games, crafts and pizza.
Beach will be holding Freaky Friday Kids Everyone is invited to attend. Please call
A Cheryl Glennon for more information, 340-
A Time for Judging m

If you are looking for faults to correct, Bi Rum m aA Sal

Try a mirror out for size.
You might see yourself as others do,
For a mirror never lies.
We see others' faults,
Better than we do our own.
The world sees in us sometime
What never should be shown.
To correct our own,
Would be quite a chore.
Why do we look at others,
Always trying to find more?
Don't be too hard with your judging,
It will come back to you.
The Bible says the way you judge,
You'll be judged the same way too.
-Billy Johnson


482 Pompano Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6235 850-227-5660 cell
Rev. Tim Bailey
Sunday School: 9:45 am Sunday Worship: 11:00 am .
Children's Church: 11:00 am Evening Worship: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Evening Service: 7:00 pm
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New Bethel AME Church will be holding
a rummage sale Saturday morning from
7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be odds & '
ends, knick-knacks, what-nots, etc.
The sale will be held at the corner of
Avenue C and Highway 98. Everyone is invit-
ed to come early and in the event of rain, the i
sale will be held inside the church annex.

"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

Long Avenue Baptist Church b
Touching Lives...
One Heart At A Time
A community of Worship. Work, and Witness to the glory of God

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

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

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

Worship on Wednesday:

Sunday Dinner at New

Bethel A.M.E. Church

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Q. Is there a waiting
period in the State of Florida
for getting married after a
couple applies for a marriage
license? Are blood tests
required, and do you have to
apply in the county you live
in? Can a minor apply for ,a
A. Florida law imposes a
three-day waiting period.
However, if both parties have
taken a four-hour pre-mari-

by Kay Kelley
Everyone who pa
attention to plants kno'
how quickly some of the
grow in the Spring. Vines
especially like to obser
from one day to the ne:
Their growth is rampart
often several inches eve
day. We pull and tuck t
long tendrils through latti
and around trellises, direi
ing its growth to better si
us. A twine of honeysucl
or wisteria vine could ta
over its surroundings in,
few short weeks if not for t
diligent gardener. The ub:
uitous pine trees are ob
ously growing, too, their lo
candles lengthening eve
day. The nubby little ba
pine cones are visible on t
candles. (Oh, hallelujah
another bumper crop of pi
cones to pick up this year!
About the same time t
frogs begin sounding off
SSpring, plants begin growi
visibly. It's because the da
are- getting longer a
warmer, but the nights a
staying cool.
A difference of 10-
degrees Fahrenheit betwe
daytime and nighttime ter
peratures is optimum

tal preparation course given
by a minister or counselor
who is registered with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court,
the waiting period is waived
and the license fee is
reduced. If only one appli-
cant took the course, the
waiting period is still
If neither applicant is a
Florida resident, the waiting
period is not required. If one

applicant is not a Florida
resident, and the other is a
Florida resident and has
taken the pre-marital course,
the waiting period is not
required. A judge can waive
the delayed effective date for
good cause.
Blood tests have not
been required since this test
was abolished October, 1,
1986. A marriage license
may be applied for and sol-

emnized in any Florida coun-
ty. Minors who, under oath,
swear that they are parents
or expectant parents of a
child may apply. The preg-
nancy must be verified by a
written statement from a
licensed physician. A previ-
ously married minor may
also apply. A person age 16
or 17 may apply with the
consent of both parents or
guardian, unless the parents
are divorced and only one
parent has full custody.
Once received, the mar-
riage license is good for 60
days. If the marriage is
delayed and the license
expires, the couple can
either re-apply or request an
extension through judicial

gotten Gardening

photosynthesis to occur. drates throughout the plant. bloomers. Others, like petu-
.ys Plants grow because of this Unless a garden is automati- nias and impatiens, are day-
ws simple process called photo- cally irrigated or regularly neutral and form flowers
em synthesis, which literally watered, plant growth regardless. This knowledge
,I means "to put together with depends on rain. Last spring allowsgrowerstomanipulate
ye light." Sunlight creates ener- we went for several months ws growers to manipulate
xt. gy which, when combined with little or no rain at all. their crops for marketing
nit with carbon dioxide and Plants not adapted to purposes, tricking plants



water, make carbohydrates
in the form of sugars and
starches. In other words,
plants make their own food.
For some reason, when the
temperature is between 65
and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, a
range we humans find most
agreeable as well, plant pho-
tosynthesis is at its peak and
most plants are putting on
their finest growth of the
year. When it gets hotter or
cooler than that, photosyn-
thesis, and therefore plant
growth, slows down.
Temperature is pre-
-dictable and day length is
absolutely predictable, but
water is the wild card factor
in plant growth. Water is
necessary, for one thing to
plump out the cell walls so
that a plant holds its shape.
Otherwise it looks wilted
and weak. Water is neces-
sary for photosynthesis, and
it also acts as a solvent to
move minerals and carbohy-

drought conditions suffered.
(What suffered in your yard?)
This year we have been
blessed with rain at fairly
regular intervals, so far.
Everything is growing well,
and blooming profusely, even
the big gnarly coral bean I
cut down to a stump.
Flower growth depends
on temperature to a degree
but it depends more on the
length of the night.
Uninterrupted hours of dark-
ness are what flowers need.
Because it took us a while to
catch on to that fact, and
because we assume every-
thing revolves around day-
light hours, the flowers are
classified as being short-day,
long-day, or day-neutral.
Chrysanthemums and poin-
settias are good examples of
short-day flowers: they need
long periods of darkness to
bud. Summer-flowering
plants, such as our precious
perennials, are long-day

into bloom.
I think we would be
unconscious not to notice
how well everything grows at
this time of year. It seems
like all the plants are clap-
ping and cheering and wav-
ing their hands. The garden
wants to be noticed, and the
gardener notices.
Questions? Comments?
Opinions? Contact me at

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 28, 2005 7B

Guide Training Held for St.

Vincent National Wildlife

Refuge Being Held May 18

If you are interested in
conducting guided tours on
St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge, then you must
attend the training being
held May 18 to apply for your
Special Use Permit. The
training will be held at the
Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve
from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Any
person or business that
charges a fee or includes a
fee for guiding on the refuge
requires a permit. This
includes but is not limited to
guide services for fishing,
hunting, photography, envi-
ronmental education, wildlife
observation and interpreta-
All guides are required to
furnish proof of liability
insurance at the rate of
$300,000 general

liability/occurrence, by an
insurance company which is
acceptable to the service. All
employees conducting ser-
vices on the refuge must
attend the one day training
course. In addition, all
guides will be required to
maintain current Red Cross
First Aid and CPR certifica-
If you have any ques-
tions about the training, or
want further information
about guiding permits, call
Terry Peacock at 850-653-
"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-

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AID CENTER of Panama
1^'A! | -City will be offering to any-
one 55 and older a free
S/i' hearing test. -If you have
been exposed to loud fac-
tory noise, if people seem
to mumble or you ask peo-
ple to repeat what they
have said, come see us at:
Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist

120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe

9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service
anyone's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery
prices in the area. Come in and try our service

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-
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early stages to almost ivory, deficiency. You can't add or two poune
if the problem is not correct- enough organic material to square feet. The
ed. In addition to a loss of restore proper plant growth. single nutrient
green color, a lack of nitro- The emphasis is on the word should use wil
gen will cause leaves to be "HOLD." Added organic mat-
thinner and smaller than ter merely reduces leaching, the percentage
normal, and there will be by improving the soil's the material yoi
fewer of them. capacity to retain moisture, example, half
Nitrogen deficiency To correct nitrogen defi- ammonium nitr
affects leaves all over a plant, ciency, you'll have to add the tains 33-and-a
but yellowing is worse on the element to the soil. There useable nitrogen
fruiting branches. If a plant are three ways this can be
is severely affected, its done. You might choose to enough of the
foliage will become quite supply nitrogen in a basic 100 square feet
sparse, and quite a bit of garden fertilizer, such as 8- Regardless
dead wood will appear. 8-8. You could use a high gen source y(
Nitrogen deficient plants nitrogen content fertilizer, should expect
grow slowly, if at all, and such as a 16-4-8. Or, you able improve
they are quite susceptible to might decide to add nitrogen
cold injury. So, as you can alone, using something like green color of
see, this ailment can be quite ammonium nitrate. foliage in about
detrimental, threatening a If you use a basic garden weeks after app
plant's very survival. fertilizer, apply it four times a tilizer.
Working some organic year, at the rate of 'two to For more in
matter into the soil will help four pounds per 100 square nitrogen deficit
hold nitrogen better. feet per application. Four
However, we must point out applications of a high nitro- contact your,
that organic matter alone. gen fertilizer also are recom-. Center or you
won't clear up a nitrogen mended. But, use only one Extension Servi

Health Fair Celebrates Older Americans'

ds per 100
e amount of a
fertilizer you
11 depend on
of nitrogen in
u select. For
a pound of
rate, that con-
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element for
of soil.
of the nitro-
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to see notice-
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plying the fer-

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ncy in plants,
local Garden
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problem affecting woody
ornamentals in our state.
Almost without exception,
plant growth can be
improved by applications of
Nitrogen is needed by
woody ornamentals in
greater amounts than any
other element. Nitrogen
allows plants to synthesize
amino acids the building
blocks of protein.
Unfortunately, supplies of
this vital element are very
low in Florida soils. This is a
serious problem for anyone
trying to grow plants in our
As I said, the supply of
nitrogen, which is naturally
available to plants, is very
limited. This problem is
compounded by the fact that
any nitrogen we add as fertil-
izer is soon leached way by
water rapidly draining
through our sandy Florida
soils. Also, if your home is
located on land where veg-
etables or their crops were
grown for years, the soil
almost certainly lacks ade-
quate nitrogen.
If you notice a uniform
loss of green color from plant
leaves, you can suspect
nitrogen deficiency. This
loss of color may vary from
pale yellowish-green in the

by Roy Lee Carter making sure your soil con-
County Extension Director tains enough nitrogen.
One key to successful Deficiency of this element is
landscaping in Florida is the most common nutritional

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programs for anyone who
plans to grow old in our com-
Vendors are invited to
call Debbie at 229-8466 to
register and reserve your
For further information,
call 639-9910 or 229-8466.

enjoy the information
booths,. health screenings,
live entertainment,
picnic/cookout and a
"Cutest Grandbabies
Come one, come alll
Have a picnic lunch, get
healthy, be well, and have
fun while you learn about

In conjunction with the
celebration of Older
Americans' Month, Gulf
County Senior Citizens will
hold a Community Health
Fair at Lake Alice Park in
Wewahitchka,, on Thursday,
May 12, from 9 a.m. til 2
p.m. CDT.
People of all ages will

"Berry Special Steak Dinner" Fundraiser

VFW Post 10069 and its Shortcake" and her friends Highland View. Tickets 'are
auxiliary are pleased to be a as their theme. The VFW available at the Post. The
part of the American Cancer "Berry Bunch" will be pre- cost will be $10.00. All pro-.
Society Relay for Life in Gulf senting a "Berry Special ceeds go to the American
County. In keeping with the Steak Dinner", featuring
theme of this year's event, Kenny Wood, on Saturday, Cancer Society Relay for Life.
"It's all about the 80's", they April 30, from 5:00 to 7:00 For more information please
have chosen "Strawberry p,m. at the VFW Post, call 229-6826.

Boyd Staff Holds Office Hours in Port St. Joe

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

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

Lisa and Malia Faipea
have been getting requests
for private 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

Gulf County
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

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.

ARC to Meet
the proposed new office and
training facility for Gulf
County ARC and to comment
on such itemsas: economic
and environmental impacts,
service area, alternatives to
the project and other matters
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Companies have intentionally made it harder to
reach a human. Lauren Weinstein, founder of People
for Internet Responsibility and the Privacy Forum in
Los Angeles, says getting through to a person when
you complain is like hitting the jackpot.
Automated systems were first used widely by air-
lines, but now the technology has developed so much
that smaller businesses can take advantage of auto-
mated phone service.
Weinstein offers a few tricks for reaching a live per-
son that still work for the time being.
Be insistent with the zero key. Some phone systems
won't pass you to a human being until you've pressed
zero several times along in the process. For example,
even if the system says "zero" is not a valid response,
continue to press it two, three, even four times.
Don't choose any of the suggested options. Instead
wait for a more general option such as, "For all other
questions, push 8."
Listen to the whole message before you select an
option. Sometimes there is a pause between what
sounds like the last option and a choice to speak with
an operator.
Speak gibberish. Many companies now use phone
systems with voice-recognition software. When the
recorded voice asks why you're calling, say, "Blah blah
wa ooh da" or some other indecipherable sounds that
are "warped enough for the system to bounce it out" to
a human being.
"The system," Weinstein says, "will say, 'I'm sorry, I
didn't quite understand that. Let me transfer you to
the first available customer service representative.'"


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Migratory Bird Day Open House

Tours May 11, 12 and 13
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

St. Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge will conduct
staff-guided refuge tours
May 11, 12 and 13 to cele-
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.
These lands the National
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remain today as America's
only network of federal lands
dedicated to wildlife conser-
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with others to conserve, pro-
tect, and enhance fish,
wildlife, and plants and their
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8009 Hwy 98-Beautiful Gulf Front home on a 60' lot.
spectacular sunsets from your deck. Furnished and ready tc
in. MLS# 105017 $1,590,000

S'Villa San Pedro' offers an incredible location
in one PSJ best neighborhoods. Enjoy the
magnificent sunsets from the master bed-
room's 'hidden' porch. 4-bed/2.5 bath.
Large kitchen/family room + large formal liv-
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101, Gulf Coast Circle 3 Bedroom/2 Bath home featur-
ing hardwood flooring, tile in kitchen and bathrooms, carpet,
fireplace. Stucco, slate roofing, landscaping. Gated subdivi-
sion. Approx 2700 square feet. Call Perky White 850-
227-5164. $449,000.00. MLS#101674
227-5164. $449,000.00. MLS# 101674

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


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

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

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Cape San Bias Gulf Front Executive Home
for the discriminating buyer. 4 Bedroom/4
Bath magnificently decorated and land-
scaped. MLS#104511 Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605

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110 Money Bayou $675,000 Located just off C30A
Remarks: Beautifully designed inside and out on a 1 st tier lot with-
in steps to public beach. Home has bedroom and half bath on
ground level, master and two full baths on the living level, great
loft with twin beds and a play area. Garage has laundry,
workarea, and good storage. Covered porch and sun deck and
hot and cold outside shower. FEMA available. MLS# 102331

BEACH SIDE OF HWY 98. Three bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
Great floor plan with large rooms. This town house is beautifully
decorated and is sold with furnishings. Great rental potential.
MLS# 104324. Priced right at $479,000. Call Natalie
at 850-227-4355 to view anytime.

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

5451 Sandbar Drive- 3 BR/4.5 BA Executive
style bay front home overlooking the St. Joseph
Bay. This home has many amenities including for-
mal living with fireplace, Bose stereo system
throughout home, and a master suite with garden
tub. This is a must see. Call Susie White
800-451-2349. MLS#102479 $949,900

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

S/D ST. JOE BEACH Lovely 4 Br 2 Ba
large home on interior corner lot with some
Gulf view. Great for large family or one with
lots of company. Fireplace upstairs and two
completeakitchens one up and one down-
stairs. 2 story with plenty of deck and great
view!Landscaped yard with irrigation system.
Outside shower. Hot tub off master bath
upstairs. Near subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts. Many more amenities.
$662,900 MLS 103823 Call Ellen
Allemore 800-260-1137 or 850-

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


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

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

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

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






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

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

Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have very light
restrictions. The DS,ln located near the
Chipola River anc"o ,e', uryant and Douglas
Landings. Septic required. Lots starting at
MLS# 102736. This is a large 1st Tier lot just over
1/2 acre. Home site will have a great view of the
Gulf. Lot lines are staggered in this subdivision to
give greatest view advantage. 7552 Shoreline Drive,
Peninsula Estates, Cape San Bias. Call Diane
Scholz at 850/227-6297.
* 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great views of
Cape San Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk. Call Susie
White 800-451-2349 mls#102589 $695,000
* Paradise Gulf Bay Subdivision Interior lot.
* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in a pres-
tigious subdivision. Federal flood insurance available. Call
Ellen Allemore $1,500,000 mls#101604.

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

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

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The DAR Good Citizens
Awards luncheon was held
Wednesday, April 20, at the
Sunset Coastal Grill in Port
St. Joe. The Good Citizen of
the St. Joseph Chapter of the
National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution
for the 2004-2005 year is

Miss Maggy Elaine
This honor is given to a
member of the senior classes
chosen by faculty and stu-
dents on a merit basis. The
student selected must have
the qualities of dependabili-
ty, service, leadership and

In Loving Memoy ofDeja Colvin

June 27, 1995 to April 25, 2004

Deja its seems like yesterday you were with us
but its been a year now but you are still in our
hearts and thoughts each and every day. We miss
your smile and miss you getting off the school
bus. Words cannot say how much you are missed.
We still Love You.
Mother Wanda
Grandmother Nervene
Paw Paw John

Quaranta is an excellent
example of these qualities
and is very active in her
school, community and
church life. She is a top aca-
demic student with a GPA of
4.28 at the time of her selec-
Quaranta delighted the
members of the Saint Joseph
Chapter with a reading of her
essay on preserving our
American heritage. She was
presented with a pin, a cer-
tificate, and a wallet card,
and will receive an additional
award at the Port St. Joe
High School Awards Day.
The award winning essay
"Our American Heritage
and Our Responsibility for
Preserving It"
By Maggy Quaranta
Movies like The Patriot
and Saving Private Ryan are
action-packed time capsules
that document devastating
and uplifting periods in
American history. Like the
Hollywood stars in these
films, the citizens of America
should preserve our nation's
America is a nation of
hope. Colonies were formed
when Europeans flocked
across the seas hoping to
find religious and other basic
freedoms. People should
never forget how vigorously
Americans have fought to
hold onto their liberty. This
land has seen countless
blood-shedding battles all for

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Apply for Federal Assistance

THE COUNTY OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, is complying with the requirements of
7CFCR 1780.19(a) by publishing this notice of intent to apply for a Community Facility
Loan/Grant for Honeyville Community Center project from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Rural Development.
This project will consist of design/construction of a community/hurricane evacuation center
in the Honeyville area of Gulf County. The Facility will serve all the citizens of Gulf County.

A public hearing on this project will be held on
Tuesday, May 10; 2005, at 5:30 p.m., E.T.
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Barbara Arendt, Broker
Rebecca Hamonr Rental Manager

302-B Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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Jacquelyn Quarles, Chairman of the Good Citizens Committee, is pictured with Maggy
Quaranta, this year's DAR Good Citizens Award winner. Quaranta was presented the award at
the DAR's April 20 meeting.

the sake of honor and free-
These are the types of
scenes people watch on the
big screen but they never
completely appreciate their
magnitude. Sitting through a
movie cannot fully make
someone aware of the hard-
ships fought by soldiers and
citizens. Therefore, it is the
duty of parents,' teachers,
and even veterans to pass
down their knowledge of his-
tory. People say generations
become worse day by day
and children are ungrateful.
They need to learn who they
have descended from and the
will it took to get to this
Through education, kids
can learn of their heritage
and make the choice to pre-
serve and pass on what they
have been taught. Maybe
they will be impacted by
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
speech in Selma, Ala. or the
unsurmountable count of
lives lost at the bombing of
Pearl Harbor.
America has preserved
these famous and infamous
days with museums, memo-
rials and national holidays.
The preservation of these
symbols in history is of
utmost importance.
A way of holding on to

our heritage is learning what
it means to be an American.
When saying the Pledge of
Allegiance in school or listen-
ing to the national anthem at
a baseball game, Americans
should always salute the
flag, right hand over heart.
This simple gesture displays
the understanding of life in a
nation "indivisible with liber-
ty and justice for all."
It is the duty of genera-
tions now and of the future
to preserve our nation's her-
itage. Failure of remem-

brance is neglecting the
hardwork and diligence of
our forefathers.
Americans have the
moral obligation to learn,
appreciate and pass on our
heritage, which is built like a
house of cars. If all the cards
are strong, the deck will not
fall. Likewise, if future gener-
ations become true American
patriots, our heritage will not
be swept under the rug.

Dorothy Beard Community

Scholarship Foundation

The Dorothy F. Beard
Scholarship Foundation has
been established to provide
financial assistance to a
deserving Port St. Joe High
School graduating senior.
The amount of the annual
scholarship award is $500.
The Scholarship is named in
honor of the late Dorothy
Faison Beard. For greater
than 40 years, Dorothy
Beard displayed her musical
talents and contributed to
the building of the majority
of the Christian Ministriesm
North Port St. Joe. Port St.
Joe High School graduating

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home. 75x130 lot, fireplace, breakfast bar,
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Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka Elementary
Thursday, April 28,
chicken nuggets, tater tots,
orange halves, graham
crackers, bread and milk.
Friday, April 29, pizza with
pork topping, tossed salad
with ranch dressing, pears,
bread sticks and milk.
Monday, May 2, turkey and
cheese sandwich with lettuce
and tomato, french. fries,
and milk. Tuesday, May 3,
salisbury steak, mashed
potatoes with brown gravy,
green beans; fresh apples,
cornbread and milk.
Wednesday, May 4, chicken
nuggets,, tater tots, orange
halves, graham crackers,
bread and milk.
Port St. Joe Middle
and High School.
Thursday, April 28.
chicken nuggets, sweet pota-
toes, fruit salad, graham
crackers, bread and milk.
Friday, April 29, pizza with
pork topping, tossed salad,,
and milk. Monday, May 2,,

turkey,and cheese sandwich
with lettuce and tomato,
french fries, pears and milk.
Tuesday, May 3, chicken
nuggets, green peas, orange
halves, peanut butter glaze
graham crackers, bread and
milk. Wednesday, May 4, sal-
isbury steak, green peas,
mashed potatoes with brown
gravy, rolls, peaches and
Wewahitchka Middle"

and High School
Thursday, April 28,
chicken nuggets, tater tots,
fruit salad, graham crackers,
bread and milk. Friday, April
29, pizza with pork topping,
tossed salad with ranch
dressing, pears, bread and
milk. Monday, May 2, turkey
and cheese sandwich with
lettuce and tomato, french
fries, pears and milk.
Tuesday, May 3, chicken and
rice, cranberry sauce, carrot
sticks, peaches, cornbread
and milk. Wednesday, May 4,
beef taco with cheese, salsa
lettuce and tomato, corn,
peanut butter bars and milk.

seniors interested in apply-
ing for the scholarship
should contact Melissa
Ramsey, Guidance
Counselor, at 229-8813.
The Dorothy Beard
Community Scholarship
Foundation will conduct ai
community program on
Sunday, May 15, at the Body
of Christ Church in North
Port St. Joe. For more infor-
mation, contact Ms. Veronica
Barrington at 647-1650, or
,,Dr. Timothy Beard .at 251-
533-3539. Scholarship
donations can be made to
the Dorothy Beard
Community Scholarship
Foundation (DBCSF) and
mailed to: DBCSF, P.O. Box
1032, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.

PSJ Band
Boosters Meeting
The Port St. Joe Band
Boosters will meet at 6 p.m.,
E.D.T., on Monday, May 2,
2005, 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
to attend.
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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The Gulf County Schools
Gold Card Honors Banquet
will be held Monday, May 9,
at 7:00 p.m. EDT, in the
Commons Area of Port St.
Joe High School. This occa-
sion will honor all Port St.
Joe High School Students
who have received two Gold
Cards during the first three
grading periods of this school
Guest speaker for this
yeai will be Lenora Peters
Gant, Ph.D., a 1965 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe's
Washington High School. Dr.
Gant's academic credentials'
include a B.S. School of
Business and Industry,
Florida A and M University;
M.A., George Peabody

College of Vanderbilt
University; and Ph.D. from
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University. She is
a graduate of several execu-
tive programs: DOD
Executive Leadership
Development Program,
George Washington
University Executive
Contemporary Development
Program, American Institute
for Managing Diversity;
Diversity Management
Institute at Hollins College,
The Brookings Institute
Senior Level Benchmarking
Program and Harvard
University John F. Kennedy
School of Government pro-
grams- Leadership for 21st
Century and Program for

Senior Managers in
Dr. Gant is currently
Director of Intelligence
Community Centers of
Academic Excellence and is a
member of the Senior
Service. She returned to the
Intelligence Community in
October 2004 as the
Director, Intelligence
Community Centers of
Academic Excellence, after a
two-year academic sabbati-
cal at Trinity University,
Washington, DC as a visiting
professor, scholar-in-resi-
dence, Programs in
International Affairs. Dr.
Gant's prior- assignments
include several years on the

Wewahitchka School Calendar April May

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 week
May 2
Staff Appreciation dinner
May 4
Juniors meet with Army rep-
May 5
Author visit
May 11
Periods 4-5-6 Senior Exams
May 12
Periods 1-2-3 Senior Exams
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 gym
May 24
Periods 4-5-6 Final Exams
May 25
Periods 1-2-3 Final Exams
May 25
Students last day
,May 27
Teachers' last day

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 win-
ners must' be the son or

News Column
Faith Christian School

Please join us in prayer
and thanksgiving for the
groundbreaking of our new
building project. This
Sunday there will be a short
ceremony after the morning
service to begin the first
stage of a multi-purpose unit
for Faith Christian School
and Faith Bible Church.
This building will serve
many needs for assemblies
and activities for both
church and school. The sec-
ond phase will add enough
space for a much desired
gym as well as a larger wor-
ship and assembly space.
Everyone has enjoyed a
week of rest and is back at
work finishing up the school
year. We only have a few
weeks with much to learn
and many activities in which
to participate.
This weekend is a spring
work event. Come, be a part
of this activity for your
school. Arrive with tools and
energy on Friday evening
and/or Saturday morning.
There will be areas to clean,
paint and repair. Hammers
with strong arms are needed
to construct a fence across
the back of the play areas.
We are excited aboit the
butterfly garden to be plant-
ed around the flagpole. Mr.
Roy Lee Carter is assisting
the younger grade students
in this project. Our veg-
etable garden has grown. We
have potatoes, tomatoes,
onions, beans, strawberries
and more. Come by on the
Marvin Avenue side of the
school and see what is being
accomplished. Some of our
students are becoming an
active part of the 4-H club,
which is a part of the Gulf
County Extension.
Put the K-4 and K-5 pro-
gram on your calendar on
May 13. It is a "must see"
evening of entertainment and
delight. You will be amazed
at what these young stu-
dents have learned, and

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what they can and will do.
May 13 is also the last day of
school for the nursery and
kindergarten children.
The last day of school for
other students will be May
20, and the teachers' last day
is May 23. Plans are being
finalized for next year's cal-
endar. Be sure that you have
registered your child for the
2005-2006 school year.
As our time together
comes to an end this year, let
us think on a part of a prayer
of Moses found in Psalm 90,
verse 12. "So teach us to
number our days, that we
may apply our hearts unto

daughter of an actively pro-
ducing peanut grower, not
necessarily a member of the
FPPA. It is the intent of the.
Scholarship Award
Committee, however, that
the award recipients attend a
Florida junior college 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
"The Florida Peanut
Producers Association is
committed to helping further
the education of young peo-
ple in Florida and the schol-
arship program is evidence of
our commitment," said Ken
Barton Executive Director of
the FPPA.
"The FPPA welcomes all
applicants. The final selec-
tion will be made by the com-
mittee and all applicants will
be notified, by mail, as will
the scholarship winners,"
said Barton.
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.

Director of Central
Intelligence staff. Dr. Gant
advised the Director of
Central Intelligence (DCI)
and the Deputy DCI for
Community Management
(CM) on human capital
issues. She performed over-
sight for strategic human
capital management issues
including diversity manage-
ment, personnel policy,
training and education, and
human resources. She
directed IC inter-agency
teams and provided over-
sight for workforce policy
and IC Skills Management
Framework. Dr. Gant
chaired the Intelligence
Community Diversity Issues
Board (CDIB) that performs
oversight, develops and coor-
dinates human capital policy
for fifteen national level
agencies and components.
Dr. Gant monitored the
human capital related policy
for IC agencies. She per-
formed oversight for policy
development to ensure con-
sistency with the DCI
Strategic Intent. Dr. Gant
established and maintained
collaborative partnerships
with federal agencies, acade-
mia and industry.
The DCI, George Tenet,
appointed Dr. Gant as the
Community's representative
to the President's White
House One America
Initiative. Dr. Gant is contin-
uously involved in communi-

ty service endeavors such as
the Board of Trustees,
Episcopal High School, a co-
educational boarding school
(Alexandria, Virginia),
Presidential Classroom, and
member of the Executive
Management Advisory
Council at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute & State
University at the Northern
Virginia Graduate Center. As
a member of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc., she has
held leadership positions
and represents the chapter
at local and national level
events. Dr. Gant chairs com-
mittees for a tri-county work-
ing group, Women's
Legislative Briefing Issues.
During summer 2004, Dr.
Gant performed as an advi-
sor to South Africa for
Missions on Diplomacy; she
facilitated a three-week edu-
cational exchange with 65
university students from
across the United States.
During 2005-2006, Dr. Gant
was selected to serve as a
member of Harvard
University's Alumni
Executive Council.
Dr. Gant resides in
Alexandria, Virginia with her
husband, a retired U. S. Air
Force Officer/dentist; they
have two daughters. Dr.
Gant is the daughter of the
late Mr. & Mrs. Nathan
Peters, Sr., of Port St. Joe
Each student being hon-
ored will receive a free ticket

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Dr. Lenora Peters Gant
to the banquet and compli-
mentary tickets are available
for Patrons. Tickets for par-
ents and the general public
are $5 each. Students and
Patrons should pick up their
tickets and parents should
purchase their tickets from
personnel in the front office
of Port St. Joe High School
between the hours of 8:00
a.m., and 3:00 p.m. before
the end of the school day
May 6, 2005.

Project Graduation Meeting

Project graduation will
hold a mandatory meeting
Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m.
in the Commons Area of the
Port St. Joe High School. All
committees need to be pre-
If you are a parent of a
2005 senior, please get
involved. Everyone is needed
for a successful "Project
Graduation" for all gradu-
ates. Final arrangements are
being made.



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

The Annual District 5 Spring Cleanup 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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poolside hot tub; observation tower allows panoramic include two-story open floor plan, tasteful beach fur- steel appliances, cathedral ceiling in great room,
views of Gulf and Bay. Excellent rental history. nishings, upstairs master with office/sitting room. wrap-around porch, workshop, screened porch.
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125 Bellamy Circle
4BR/2BA home. 2000 sq. ft; Spacious family room with cedar
walls. Beautiful fireplace. Large trees in quiet neighborhood.
MLS#104751 $189,900
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias. Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Perry McFarland, Realtor Associate

850-229-6153 o
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner j
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 omTodd
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FI 32456 U1; ETAULOl Or s


A Public Hearing will be. held by the Planning and
Development Review Board (PDRB) on Tuesday, May 3,
2005 at 10:00 a.m. EDST and the Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC) on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 6:00
p.m. EDST in the Board of County Commissioners meeting
room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, to dis-
cuss the following:

To transmit for ORC the
amended text and map
amendments per the require-
ments of the Evaluation and
Appraisal Report (EAR)
amending the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these
matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at
the Gulf County Clerk's Office, Room 148 and the Gulf
County Planning Department, Room 301 at the Gulf County
Court House Complex, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.

Gulf County, Florida
Existing and Future Land Use Map

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Publish April 28 & May 5, 2005

Joseph Bay

Happy Ours Kayak &
Canoe Outpost and the Gulf
County Chamber of
Commerce are hosting the
Third annual St. Joseph Bay
S- Cleanup and Kayak Festival
,-. on Saturday, May 14. This
event is being held in con-
S junction with the National
SRiver 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 shines on the
warm waters of the Bay while
friends and family wade,
paddle and dive for trash.
The three outfitters on the
Bay are offering their kayaks
free to responsible adults for
the cleanup, and area spon-
sors have donated some fab-
ulous 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.
B Everyone enjoyed the day

The Wellness and
Athleiics Division of Gulf
Coast Community College
announced that cheerleading

Cleanup and Kayak Festival

and went home with at least St. Joseph Bay
one prize or give-away. The A s P r
cleanup will begin at 9:00 Access Point for Cleanup
a.m. Eastern Time on
Saturday, May 14, and con-
clude at noon with prizes
being awarded for most trash
collected, 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 : Highland View shore access
races will begin at 2:00 PM. 2: SEAHORSE WATER SAFARIS boat rentals
This was a highlight of the and free kayk .rentals
festival last year. Prizes b3: Publc bat ramp
donated by our sponsors will I 4: PSJ shore access
donated by our sponsors will 5: PRESNELLS BAYSIDE MARIINA.
be awarded to the winner in free boat launch
each of the following divi- 11 6: HAPPY OURS KAYAK & CANOE OUTPOST
sions: free kayak rentals, Event Headquarters 4
Children under 18 in 7: BEACHCOMBERS RESTAURANT
Children nder 10 8: Public kayak & canoe launch siteHwy. 98
Single kayaks (both genders) 9: SCALLOP COVE BP .free kayak
Women in single kayaks rentals
Men in single kayaks 10: Maritime Hammock (State Park)
Seniors aged 60 and shore acce
11: EAGLE HARBOR boat ramp
older in single kayaks (both in STATE PARK. free
genders) .entry and.bot ramp
Teams of two in tandem
kayaks (any age and gender). Hwoy. 0A
For further information, 9
please contact Debbie or Dan
-VanVleet at Happy Ours 8
Kayak & Canoe Outpost, 775,
Cape San Bias Road, (850)
229-1991; or the Gulf \7
County Chamber of
Commerce in Port St. Joe at Hwy. 30E
(850) 227-1223.

tryouts for the 2005-2006
season will take place as fol-
There will be a cheer-

Free Advance Care Seminar

The Lifelong Learning
Office of Gulf Coast
Community College will host
Covenant Hospice's seminar
on Advanced Care on May 9,
2005 from 5,p.m. to 8 p.m. in
the Student Union East
Conference Center on cam-
Titled "Advanced Care -
Planning is for Everyone",


the seminar will inform par-
ticipants about advanced
directives. Forms will be
available for participants
upon completion of the train-
ing. The conference is free
and open to the public.
For additional informa-
tion, call Sherrie Whitley at

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

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, Cape San 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
Tom Todd
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 RCa1T ,,
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FI 32456 H, tLrmA IAm. i

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.

Pops (

Gulf Coast Community
College will host the
Orchestra of St Andrew Bay
Pops Concert with Mac
Frampton on April 30 from
7:30 p.m. to. 9:30 p.m. in the
Amelia Center Theatre -on
Renowned pianist and
Van Cliburn medalist, Mac
Frampton; and the St.
Andrew Bay Orchestra will
perform Edvard Grieg's
Piano Concert in A. "Pops"

High school seniors who
intend to register for the fall
semester at Gulf Coast
Community College are eligi-
ble to participate in the try-

favorites will be performed as
well and include medleys of
John Williams' film scores,
Disney medleys and others.
The Orchestra of St.
Andrew Bay is the nation's
only mentoring orchestra.
It will be conducted by
GCCC faculty member,
Rusty Garner. The concert is
free and open to the public.
For additional informa-
tion, call 872-3886.

Beautiful triple wide, 3/2 MH with deck on front. Only 4 miles from beach.
Land area is 2.61ac. w/50'x75' fish pond. Has two storage sheds, one
with garage. Fenced back yard. MLS#104116. $350,000.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach &Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Alberta Howell Bukley Phil Dodson
Realtor Associate Broker Associate
Evenings: 850-647-3895 Evenings: 850-899-0891
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner Tom "Todd
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 Rr ally, i .
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 .' "- .'1. tr;,'

Saturday, April 30, 1:00-4:00 PM Sunday, April 31, 1:00-4:00 PM

2109 Palm Avenue, Port St. Joe
Massive remodeling: floors, new kitchen cabinets, counter-tops,
appliances and paint. Has in-ground pool (re-furbished).
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
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 Toa- Todd
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FI 32456 : L,3 ESTATEE R J

GCCC Announces Cheerleading Tryouts



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Summer and Fall

Gulf Coast Community
College campus advising and
registration for the summer
2005 is as follows:
Summer A
Registration: May 6
Classes Begin: May 9
Registration Fees Due:
May 4

Classes Begin: June 20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10 I
Early Fall
Registration: May 6
Registration will occur
from 7:30 'a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday

In addition, the day fees
are due campus office hours
will be 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Gulf/Franklin Center
registration will take place as
Summer A
Classes Begin: May 9
Registration Fees Due:

Classes Beg:
June 10
Tyndall Air
registration will
Summer A
Classes Beg:

Summer B and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 Registration
Registration: June 15 to on Fridays. Summer B May 4

Mobile Patient Simulator L


:June 8 Summer B Please note that these
in: June 20 Registration: June 8 dates exclude Saturdays,
Fees Due: Classes Begin: June 20 Sundays and holidays.
Registration Fees Due: For more information,
Force Base June 10 call (850) 872-3892 for the
take place as Late registration and a ca (850) 2
drop/add for all facilities is 9670 fr te Gulfranklin
as follows: 9670 for the Gulf/Franklin
in: May 9 Summer A May 9 10 Center (EST) and (850) 283-
Fees Due: Summer B Juiie 20 4332 and for Tyndall Air


21 'Force Base Education Office.

Cpa Wayne

The Health Sciences mobile patient simulator lab April 27 to 28.
Division of Gulf Coast will be available for GCCC The simulator was
Community College paramedic students' use on obtained through a state
announced recently that a Wednesday and Thursday, grant to improve EMS educa-

Warm Water Exercise Classes

The Wellness and
Athletics Division of Gulf
Coast Community College
will offer Warm Water
Exercise Classes from May'9,
to June 17 in the therapy
pool in the WVeliness Center
complex on campus.

The facility at GCCC is a
fully functioning hydrothera-
py pool and all instructors
are certified in warm water
exercise and arthritis thera-
py. The classes are designed
for individuals who want to
continue their post rehabili-

Honors Convocation

and Graduation

The Gulf Coast Billy Harrison Field House in
Community College Honors the Wellness Complex of the
Convocation will take place
on April 29 at 10 a.m. in the college on May 5 at 7 p.m.
Amelia Center Theatre on por additional informa-
Grduation of the Class tion, call Carole Lapensohn'
of 2005 will be held in the at 872-3811.

station warm water mainte-
nance or to relieve pain.
Benefits include improved
range of motion and flexibili-
ty, relaxation abilities and
social interaction. Students
will be introduced to hydro-
dynamic principles and
accepted forms of warm
water exercise such as Ai
Chi, Yoqua and Watsu.
Classes will meet
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.,
or 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. The
cost of the six-week class is
$60 per person. Pre-regis-
tration is required and there
is a six person minimum.
Additional pool time is avail-
able at no additional cost
after confirmed registration.
For more information,
call Carl Kleinschmidt at

tion. Gulf Coast Community
College's students now have
the opportunity to perform
assessments and treatments
on two different human
patient simulators that can
be programmed to present
any number of disease or
traumatic symptoms. The
simulators will respond
appropriately to treatments
given the students. This
enables students to practice
on critical patient situations
and observe treatment out-
comes before they have to
perform theseprocedures in
the field.
The human patient sim-
ulator is a computerized
mannequin that allows stu-
dents to start intravenous
lines, place endotracheal
(breathing) tubes, administer
medications, take vital signs
and do virtually anything
that could be performed on
an actual human being. The
cost of these simulators is
generally iunaffordable for
most colleges.
For additional informa-
tion, call Scott Williams at
769-1551, ext. 6103.

.rt ..

Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

When you're ready to sell
your home, how will-you select
a real estate professional? I've
already recommended in a
pre\io us column that you
should call around, asking
questions and answering
some questions, -too. Your
greatest concern may be your
bottom line, but to sell in a
reasonable amount of time,
you need to sell at a reason-
able price.
Avoid the temptation to
list with an agent simply
because he or she tells you
that they can sell your home
for more money. Only with a
complete Comparative Market
Analysis in hand can you be
sure that the agent has thor-
oughly researched the values
of homes that have recently
listed, sold and/or expired.
With that knowledge, you

Barefoot Propenties
can confidently price your
home according to what you
know the market will bear.
and in a ranee that buyers will
find competiv\e. 01 course.
you can put any price tag you
want on your home, but don't
you want to sell more quickly
at a fair price rather than
overprice and wait while your
listing languishes on the mar-
You could choose to list
with an agent who tells you
that you can get more money,
but you might be waiting a
very long time to sell at that
price. Be upfront about your
timetable for selling, and then
ask for a CMA to price your
home accordingly.
****** ** **** *********
Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Bias Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
www. Captwayne.net

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of Dr. Fred Goslin
Lifetime Worldwide
Collection from USAF
Surgeon (30 yrs)
House full of items
inc. furniture Lead
Soldier Collection,
Elegant Glassware,
Wonderful collections
Friday April 29th, 7
pm EDT
Wade Clark Auctions
314 Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe
AB1239, AU1737,
10% Buyer's Premium

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 1986 Ford
Bronco II 4WD, V6,
good engine $500.
850-229-8580. Leave
Message. ltp4/28

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 iall 227-
3889 3tp4/21

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

Boat for Sale' 19.5
boat Pro Sport, 115
Yamaha i- Salt water
Series, finder, com-
pass, mooring cover,
electric winch, 312
Georgia Ave., Mexico
Beach. $8,495. 850-
648-4457. 2tp4/28

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 electron-
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 4tp4/21

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


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

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


Climate Control

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

a5x10 10x10 10x20

Dn Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week

For Rent 3BR/2BA
new double wide, large
fenced yard, 3 blocks
from beach, partially
furnished. $950/mo.
Call starting April 28
(505) 491-9037 or 227-
5045. ltp4/28

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

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 Port
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 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.

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

Long term rentals
available 3 4 bedroom
homes, ranging from
$750 $1200 a month.
Call Parker Realty @
648-5777. tfcl2/16

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

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

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

O:408 Garrison Ave, Port St.Joe, F
(Pristine Pook, next door to its)

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

Reeves ,. .
Furniture & Refinishing .:
234 Reid Ave.' 229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums

-'" .- Ready to
s.' -T Finish
'"'" Furniture

Multi Family Yard
Sale Sat. April 30. 8am
12 ET. 302 Hatley, off
15th St. MB. golf balls,
CD's, etc. ltp4/28

3 family shed & closets
cleaned out. Sat. April
30, 8 CT. Something
for everyone. 42nd St.
MB some antiques.

Wanted energetic
female to perform
misc. duties w/shutter
company. Call 227-
3628. ltp4/28

Seeking someone to
assist with doctor
ordered nutritional
needs, physical thera-
py, drive me to doctor
appts, personal' and
business errands
(pharmacy, grocery,
courier between
Mexico Beach and
Panama City, etc).
Must possess organi-
Szational skills, pleas-
ant personality, profes-
sional attitude, be able
to work a flexible
schedule, and possess
clean driving record.
Background checks
and drug/alcohol test-
ing will be required.
Please submit resume.
to include 3 references
by May 7 to HC 3 Box
981005 Suite 1,
Mexico Beach, FL
32456. 2tc4/28

Nursing Faculty,
Practical Nurse Prgm.
(Gulf/Franklin Ctr.) -
Teach classroom &
clinical Practical
Nursing classes.
Counsel & advise stu-
dents. Assist with NLN
accreditation & cur-
riculum design.
Requires a BSN (must
be willing to seek &
obtain MS within 5 yrs.
of employment) and 2
yrs: clinical experience
as a registered nurse,
MS preferred. Salary
based on degree and
experience. Position
Open Until Filled.
Additional info:
du/jobs. GCCC is an
employer. ltc4/28

Now Hiring CDL Class
B Dump Truck Drivers
- Must pass DOT drug
screen, physical and
have a clean driving
record. Competitive
pay, health insurance,
paid holidays, paid
vacation and a good
working environment.
Call 850-229-6018 or
email resume to
.net EOE/Drug Free
Workplace 4tc4/28

Carpenters, Laborers,
and office clerks;
Gilbert Southern Corp.
accepting applications
for bridge project in
Mexico Beach. Pile dri-
ving experience a plus.
Women and minorities
encouraged to apply.
Gilbert Southern is ap
Equal Opportunity
Employer. Please call

/ IT\J^

Do you like to talk
about fishingll We need
you. Howell Tackle St.
Joe Beach. Full or part
,time. To apply call
Mark in Panama City
850-785-8548. tfn4/28

Good Carpenters &
framers needed. Must
have own transporta-
tion. 227-5771 or 227-
1743. 5tp4/28

Coastal Community
Bank in Port St. Joe,
FL has moved to its
new location at 505
Monument Avenue. We
are looking for friendly,
energetic, hard work-
ing employees to join
our staff. If you are
interested in a career
with Coastal, Com-
munity Bank please
fax or mail your
resume to Barb Elza at

tionist desired for
busy vacation rental
office. Basic computer
skills and pleasant
personality are re-
quired. Please phone in
advance for an inter-
view appointment.
Paradise Coast
Vacation Rentals -
Cape San Bias 227-
2000. ltp4/28

Cleaning Crews for
busy spring and sum-
mer season. Please
phone in advance for
appointment. Paradise
Coast Vacation Rentals
- Cape San Bias 227-
2000. ltp4/28

Now Hiring CDL Class
A Semi-Dump Trailer
Drivers Short hauls,
home every night -
Must pass DOT drug
screen, physical and
have a clean driving
record. Competitive
pay, health insurance,
paid holidays, paid.
vacation and a good
working environment.
Call 850-229-6018 or
email resume to
.net EOE/Drug Free
Workplace. 4tc4/28

Full time Administra-
tive Assistant position
open for high produc-
tion real estate and
development office in
Mexico Beach. Office
experience required
including computer,
telephone, and filing
skills. Front office has
daily gulf view.
Benefits. Email resume
to jnucich@cbforgot-
tencoast.com for
review. 2tp4/28

Experienced cleaners
needed for busy vaca-
tion rental office. We
are looking for good
cleaners with a keen
eye for detail. Must
apply in person at
Pristine Properties
Vacation Rentals 1246
Cape San Bias Rd No
phone calls please.
Busy physician's
office seeking full time
CNA or Medical Assis-
tant. Also part-time .or
full time accounting/
bookkeeping. Experi-
ence a plus. Please call
227-7035. Bring
resumes by 301 20th
St. 4tc4/28
Roofers & roof helpers
needed Call 229-6859

Bayside Lumber &
Building Supply

Now accepting
applications for the
following positions:
Load Puller
Millwork Manager
Driver/Yard Helper

Apply in Person to:
516 First St.
Port St. Joe, FL
"A Drug Free Workplace"

4d/.I N

Person proficient in image editing
(Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop),
Powerpoint, Word and Excel, to work
full time in our Apalachicola Sixth
Street office. Contact Jim Bachrach,
PhD at 850-653-3333 Ext. 124.

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

4 Equal Opportunity Employer

229-6200 Office I ,cnrRealt lyat & -laraq (kTo.
814-7400 Cell Phone ..

Position #70032212
SALARY $981.15 -
$1,526.91 biweekly
The Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections is
accepting applications
for a Vocational In-
structor III-F/C at Gulf
Correctional Institu-
tion, Wewahithcka,
Florida. Area of
instruction is heating
and air conditioning.
Prefer applicants with
experience in repair of
heating, air ventilation,
freezers, etc. This is
not a classroom set-
ting. Requires working
with inmate labor.
This is a Career Service
position with full state
Applicants must pos-
sess at least a high
school diploma or
G.E.D., and have at
least three years work
experience in the trade
field applying for.
Qualified applicants
should submit, a State
of Florida employment
application with above
position number no
later than 11:59 PM
EST on Wednesday,
April 20, 2005 to
Convergys, ATIN:
People First, Staffing
Administration, PO
Box 44058,
Jacksonville, Florida
32231. Applicants may
apply on line at
M or call 1-877-562-
The Department is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer. If you
require an accommo-
dation to participate in
the application/selec-
tion process, please
contact the hiring
authority or personnel
office in advance.
Certain veterans and
spouses of veterans
receive preference in
employment by the
state as provided by
Chapter 295, Florida
Statutes, and are
encouraged to apply.
The City of Port St. Joe
is accepting applica-
tions for the following
Police Officer ($11.21
per hour) Applicants
must have successfully
completed the Basic
Law Enforcement
Standards at an FDLE-
approved academy.
Applications are avail-
able at City Hall.
Please return applica-
tions to the Municipal
Building, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
All applicants must
present a valid Florida
Driver License and
Social Security Card at
time of application.
The City of Port St. Joe
enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy. and
is an Equal Opportu-
nity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tp4/28
Got work for musi-
cians playing blues &
classic rock. Need bass
player & drummer.
Call 927-4761. ltp4/28
El Governor Motel,
Mexico Beach, Now
hiring house keepers.
Apply in person.

Amanda's Bistro now
hiring part time server
- must be 18. 648-
5102, 2tc4/28

Decorative Concrete
Co. has a part time/
Full time open posi-
tion. Good pay based
upon past experience.
We are also willing to
train right person. Call
227-3232 and leave a
message. 2t4/28

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

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

Bay St. Joseph Care
& Rehab We are
Speech Therapist. Full
time, Part-time & PRN.
Please call Angela
Harrell @ 1-800-458-
7598 or Gayle
Scarborough @ 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

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

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/EOE4tc4/14

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

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


Central Supply Clerk

Competitive pay
Tuition reimbursement
Uniform allowance

Carrie Harrison
Human Resources

x105 414

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.

"m t a ce er ara G(
ane Mou industry 4i4ce 1946"
We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew,Laborers


1555 South Boulevard / Chipley,.FL
850.638.0429 ,V,,

Construction labor-
ers, CDL Class A
Licensed driver and
As s i s t a n t
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

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

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

1414PRIWiy 9 --
For Sale Antique pool
table Slate top. Mfg
1906 1921. Good
condition $7500. 227-
4250. 3tp4/21

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

For Sale By Owner -
410 5th St., Mexico
Beach, FL. Beautiful
beach house, 1615 sq.
ft. Corner lot, modern
kitchen and baths.
House 3 yrs old, four
bedrooms, 2 baths. A
12x12 screened in
porch. 16x24 recre-
ation room, heated and
cooled, cypress wood
on the ceiling, and
walls. Includes outside
shower with a deep
well on the premises. A
12 x 20 storage and
boat covering unit 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 8tp4/28

Port St. Joe, 1902
Garrison Ave.
Charming 2BR/,1BA
home in spotless con-
dition. Fenced back-
yard, attached carport,
large metal storage
shed. On 78x100 lot.
$249,900 Joan
Lovelace (local 527-
2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-
239-4959. tfn4/28

Large beautiful bldg
lot in Garrison
Plantation, just before
the cul-de-sac. Lot 22,
$149,900. 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. 2tp4/28

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

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

/ Extraordinary \

People Needed

Looking for career-minded extraordinary
people with great people skills.
Position(s) 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

A zi" l or bar'il iu n T13 rui lii'. t.c 1/

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


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Calhoun Co. 3BR/
2BA brick house and
30 acres. $230,000.
674-8314. 2tp4/28

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

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

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.
Completely updated.
Large corer lot, 1 blk
to bay. $379,000. 648-
8007. 2tp4/21

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.

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

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

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

Mexico Beach 720
Fbrtner Ave. 3BR/
1.5BA mobile home.
Screened porch.2
garages. Many up-
grades. 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
527-2560. tfc3/10

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.

Beginners class (all
ages welcome) forming
in Port St. Joe. 2 hour
session with most
materials provided is
$25. Contact instruc-
tor Doris Bishop 229-
8512 or email
om 2tp4/21

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

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

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
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 (#75-115)
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


3.5% Total Commission Why Pay More?
RE Appraisals From $235.00 FHA & EPA Certified

Please Let Us Sell, or Appraise, Your Valuable Propertyl

850-639-2075 Fax 850-639-4801

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
The City of Wewahitchka
will receive sealed bids, from
any qualified person, company
or corporation interested in
constructing the following pro-
The Contractor shall
provide all materials, equip-
ment and labor to complete the
This project consists of
the rehabilitation of PS7.
demolition of the existing PS9
and construction of a new PS9.
The rehabilitation of PS7 will
include but is not limited to
the demolition of the existing
pump pit, construction of a
new valve box, installation of
two new 3 hp submersible
pumps with mixed flush
valves, one new control system
and associated appurtenances,
construction and installation
of -a new top slab, and
installing a new wet well lining
system. Replacement of PS 9
includes but is not limited to
the installation of a new man-,
hole and gravity line, a new
lined wetvell, two new 5 hp
submersible pumps, a new
control system, new valve box
and valves.
Plans and specifications
can be obtained at Preble-Rish,
Inc., 470 Harrison Avenue,
Panama City, Florida 32401,
850.522.0644. The bid must
conform to Section 287,133(3)
Florida Statutes, on public
entity crimes.
Cost for Plans and
Specifications will be $150.00
per set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
Bids will be received
until 11:00 am CST on May
23 2005 at Wewahitchka City
Hall. 109 South 2nd Street
Wewa FL 32456 and will be
opened and read publicly
immediately' thereafter. Any
bids received after the specified
time and date will not be con-
sidered. -All Bids shall be sub-
mitted in triplicate in an enve-
lope clearly marked "Sealed
Bid Wewahitchka Lift Station
Rehabilitation". A Bid Bond in
the amount of 5% of Bid shall
accompany Bid. The City of
Wewahitchka reserves the
right to reject any and all bids..
All Bids shall be firm for a peri-
od of 60 days after opening.
A mandatory pre-bid
meeting will be held on May
16 2005 1-30 pm CST at
Preble-Rish Inc 'office 470
Harrison Avenue Panama
City. Florida. Point of Contact
will be Elizabeth Syfrett, P.E.,
Preble-Rish, Inc. Consulting
Engineers at 850.522.0644.
Fax 850.522.1011, or e-mail
syfrette@preble-rish.com. The
pre-qualification package will
be due at this time.
Completion date for this
project will be 120 days from
the date the Notice to Proceed
is presented to the successful
-bidder, and -liquidated- dam-
ages for failure to complete the
project on the specified date
will be set at $250.00 per day.
All bidders shall comply
with all applicable state and
local laws concerning licens-
ing, registration, and regula-
tions of Contractors doing busi-
ness in Florida.
The City of Wewahitchka is an
Equal Opportunity Employer /
Handicap Accessible/ Fair
Housing Jurisdiction.


Publish April 28, 2005
The Department
announces receipt of an appli-
cation for a Joint Coastal
Permit (File No. 0245753-001-

JC), pursuant to Chapter 161
and Part IV of Chapter 373.
Florida Statutes, and for
authorization to use sovereign
submerged lands, pursuant to
Chapter 253, Florida Statutes.
The applicant is the City of
Mexico Beach. Florida, and the
proposed activity is to conduct
a sand bypassing project and
jetty improvements. Beach
quality sediment will be
dredged from the West Side of
the Mexico Beach Canal and
deposited on the East Side of
the canal. Approximately
120,000 cubic yards of sand
will be dredged via a hydraulic
Copies of the application
and drawings which describe
the work in more detail may be
examined during normal work-
ing hours at the Department of
Environmental Protection,
Bureau of Beaches and
Coastal Systems, 5050 West
Tennessee Street, Building B,
Tallahassee, Florida 32304. If
you have any questions
regarding this application, you
may contact Lizbeth Meigs of
the Department, at (850) 487-
4471, ext. 166. This informa-
tion can also be viewed at the
Department's Web site at:
Comments should be
sent to the Department of
Environmental Protection,
Bureau of Beaches and
Coastal Systems, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 300, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000 within
fourteen (14) calendar days of
the date of this notice. Please
refer to the file number in your
Publish April 28, 2005
Notice is hereby given that the
Variance and Zoning Board of
the City of Port St.. Joe.
Florida, will be considering two
request for variance to the fol-
2009 Marvin Avenue
3511 Garrison Avenue
at the Monthly Meetihg of the
Variance and Zoning Board of
the City of Port St. Joe, held
May2, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., est.
in Commission Chambers,
Second Story of Port St. Joe
City Hall. All interested par-
ties are invited to attend and to
be heard.
All persons are invited to
attend. Any person who
decides to appeal any decision
made by the board with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at said meeting will need
a record of the proceedings,
and for such purpose may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based. Neither the City of Port
St. Joe nor the Variance and
Zoning Board of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida will pro-
vide a verbatim record of this
TIES ACT, persons needing
special accommodations to
participate in this proceedings
should contact in advance,
Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk,
City of Port St. Joe. at City
Hall, Telephone No. (850) 229-
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis,
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish April 28, 2005
located at 746 4th St., Port St.
Joe, FL shall sell the contents
of storage unit Nos. 126, 129 &
130 at public sale at the site
located rat the above address
on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at

10:00 AM EST. The contents of
theses units include house-
hold goods and other miscella-
neous items.
Publish April 28, May 5 & 12.
The Gulf County School Board
is receiving bids on the follow-
ing vehicles:
* Bus #47: 1988
International/ Ward (Port St.
Joe Bus Barn)
S Bus #55: 1991
International/ Blue Bird (Port
St. Joe Bus Barn
* Bus #4: 1984 International/
Blue Bird (Wewa Bus Barn)
* Bus #21: 1985
International/ Blue Bird
(Wewa Bus Barn)
All bids must be received on or
before May 20, 12:00 noon
E.T. Send all bids to the follow-
ing address:
Gulf County School Board
Attention Don Rich,
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
The Gulf County School Board
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids.
If there are any questions, con-
tact Don Rich at 227-1744 or
Publish April 28, May 5, 12,
&19. 2005.
BID NO. 0405-17
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
One (1) Multi-Purpose
Bid price to include delivery

and the delivery date must be
specified. Liquidated damages
of $25.00 per day will be
assessed for each day equip-
ment remains undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin.
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 (850)229-
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to
Public Works Director Gerald
Shearer at (850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,
by 5:00 p.m., E.T., on
Friday, 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.
Publish April 28 & May 5,
that Deloriss Keems Fort the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance.

the description of the property.
and the names is which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 44
Application No. 2005-3
Year of Issuance: 1998
R.E. No. 00613-010R
Description of Property:
Lot 6, Block G, Unit #1 of Red
Bull Island: Commence at
Southeast Corner of U.S.
Government Lot 2 in Section
30, Township 4 South. Range
9 West in Gulf County, Florida:
thence run North 145.4 feet
along the lot line; thence run
North 85 degrees 05 minutes
West. 1,783.0 feet along the
South right-of-way line of Red
Bull Island Drive: thence
South 04 degrees 55 minutes
West 500.0 feet along the West
right-of-way line of Elm Street:
thence run North 85 degrees
05 minutes West 198.0 feet;
thence run North 04 degrees
44 minutes West, 101.43 feet
thence run South 85 degrees
05 minutes East. 215.0 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
Name in which assessed:
Michael Lee Robbins and
Ethelyn Denise Robbins. All of
said property being in the Gulf
County. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such
certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse at 11:00, A.M.,
E.D.T. Wednesday, the 25th
day of May. 2005. Dated this
19th day of April 2005.




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