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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 2, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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Sexual Offender Arrested in Gulf County

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
At 11 p.m. last Thursday, Cap-
tain Mike Harrison brewed a fresh

Sammy Lamar Thompson, Jr.

pot of coffee in anticipation of the
night ahead.
After a full day's work, several
deputies met in the cramped crimi-
nal investigator's office at the Gulf
County Sheriff's Department and
waited for a Franklin County man to
log onto his computer.
He'd promised to log on around
11:30 p.m.
As Sgt. Chris Buchanan sifted
through pages of instant .message
conversations, collected from sev-
eral months of communication, the
familiar sound they had been waiting
for alerted them that their man was
Since February, Sammy Lamar
Thompson, Jr. of Apalachicola con-
ducted inappropriate Internet con-
versations with a person he thought
was a 15-year-old boy living in Port
St. Joe.
Following a handful of e-mails,
Thompson made plans with inves-
tigators., posing as the boy, to meet

at a pre-determined location in Gulf
After over an hour of waiting pa-
tiently for Thompson to confirm their
meeting plans, deputies displayed a
bit of uncertainty.
"I was so sure about this one,"
Harrison said, disappointedly.
A little after midnight, Thomp-
son logged on to use instant messen-
ger again, asking the boy to sneak
out of his house and detailing the
sexual acts in which he wished to en-
gage with the male minor.
Thompson arrived just before
1 a.m. at the specified location with
condoms in his pocket. He was taken
into custody by investigators.
A search warrant was served on
Thompson's residence in Apalachic-
ola where his computer was recov-
ered as evidence.
Thompson was charged with
lewd or lascivious exhibition and
computer pornography/solicitation
of a child.

Thompson registered as a sex
offender in Franklin County in 2003
after he was charged with sexual bat-
tery/victim drugged (principal in at-
tempt) and unlawful sexual activity
with certain minors 16/17 year old
(principal in attempt).
He is being held in the Gulf
County Jail without bond.
This case was another success
story of the Internet Crimes Against
Children (ICAC) Taskforce.
Earlier this year, deputies appre-
hended a 77-year-old Wewahitchka
man for soliciting sex from a 15-
year-old female online.
Funded by the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement and the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies, ICAC has equipped several
departments across the state with
computers, printers and additional
training to assist in apprehension of
child pornographers and predators
utilizing the Internet.
Harrison said the ICAC nroaram

helped to bring an Indiana man into
custody who had traveled across
several states to Florida to solicit sex
from a minor.
"The point is to protect children
from Internet crimes," Harrison
According to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Justice Office for Victims
of Crime Bulletin, the Internet has
enabled sexual offenders to prey on
children with more ease and ano-
nymity than in the past.
Whereas predators tend to find
their victims in public places where
children gather playgrounds,
schools and shopping malls the In-
ternet provides a pool of unsuspect-
ing victims with a few strokes of the
Through online chat rooms,
predators are also able to maintain
anonymity while engaging children in
informative and intimate dialogue.
AnDroaching children in cvber
(See Arrest on Page 5A)

Graveside Flags

Honor Heroic Lives

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
They made the journey together
on a hot Sunday morning, grasping
bundles of vividly hued American
flags, their eyes scanning the expanse
for the graves of departed comrades.
Consulting hand-drawn maps
of Port St. Joe's three cemeteries.
veterans from the VFW Post 10069.
accompanied by volunteers from the
Ladies Auxiliary and Port St. Joe
High School ROTC, paid tribute to
the military dead on Memorial Day
weekend, placing some 240 flags
graveside at Holly Hill, 54 at Forrest
Hill and four at the Old St. Joseph
historic cemetery.
Post commander Earl Groh not-
ed that the majority of the soldiers
were WWII and Korean War veterans,
and many, like his good friend and
fellow Vietnam veteran Jimmy Wild-
er, were former VFW members.
In their trek through Holly Hill
Cemetery, several volunteers, like
ROTC students Molly Matty and
Courtney Mork, found military
graves not marked on their maps.
Groh noted that the list of veter-
ans continues to expand each year,

as new graves are discovered and
family members notify the Post of
soldiers they've overlooked.
On Sunday, Groh added 10 new
flags to the Forrest Hill Cemetery be-
fore joining the volunteers at Holly
Korean War veteran Jack Reyn-
olds came out for the fourth year in
a row, accompanied by his wife, Ur-
sula, last year's president of the La-
dies' Auxiliary.
Reynolds noted that the Post
was collecting last year's weathered,
faded flags, and would take down the
new ones at the week's end to pre-
vent similar damage from occurring.
"I hate to see the American flag
beat up like that," he said, eyeing a
fellow veteran's tattered bundle.
The VFW's annual Memorial Day
tribute harkens back to the Civil War,
when organized women's groups in
the South decorated Confederate
resting places, and residents of cities
throughout the nation staged infor-
mal gatherings to honor their fallen
Memorial Day had its official be-
ginnings in 1868, when Major Gen-
eral John A. Logan issued a procla-

A Memorial Day flag marks the grave of Willie E. White, who was born on Independence Day in 1912 and served his
country as a Pvt. in the 1878 Service Unit in World War II. VFW Post 10069 placed nearly 300 flags on the graves of Port St.
Joe war veterans on Sunday.

mation declaring May 30 a day for
honoring the graves of Union sol-
diers killed in combat.
Though Memorial Day was ob-
served by all northern states by
1890, southern states refused to rec-
oguize the holiday, choosing instead
to honor their Confederate dead on
separate days until after World War

I, when Memorial Day was expanded
to honor American soldiers who died
in any war.
Though division marked the
holiday's origins, those who gath-
ered together in Holly Hill Cemetery
on Sunday morning were united by a
common purpose.
"These guys gave their lives for

their country and we just like to
remember them," said Reynolds.
"That's what Memorial Day is all
The Post followed with a ceremo-
ny at the Port St. Joe City Hall and
an Ooen House on Monday.
(See Flags on Page 11A)

Gym Dedicated to Washington High School's Beloved First Principal

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
A visionary leader who demand-
ed the best from his students, Emile
Twine served for .19 years as princi-
pal of Washington. High School and

became one of the community's most
enduring heroes.
On Friday afternoon, county
commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. and
members of the Washington High
School class of 1958 assembled in

county commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr., (len) ana members o mthe Wash-
ington High School Class of 1958, Lee McNabb, Willie B. Sims, Elnora Barnes,
Eugenia Thomas, Lola Shackelford, Mattie Blanford, Rosalee Garland and Annie
Nickson, point to the dedication sign above the Emile Twine gym in Nathan Pe-
ters Park. The gym was funded by the St. Joe Company and named for Washing-
ton High School's first principal.

front of the newly-christened Emile
Twine Gym in Nathan Peters Park
to pay tribute to a man whose lega-
cy was forged in the nearby school
Twine came to Port St. Joe in
1946 after graduating from Florida A
& M University.
Assuming the dual roles of prin-
cipal and basketball coach, he was
instrumental in the building of the
Washington High School gym, con-
structed in 1952 on the land just
beyond where the Emile Twine gym
now stands.
A recent operation prevented the
Virginia resident from attending the
dedication and class of 1958 reunion
held in the old gym on Memorial Day
weekend, but Twine's presence was
deeply felt in the stories told by his
former students.
"He was a principal that went be-
yond the call of duty," said Peters, a
1967 graduate, recalling Twine's ef-
forts to enlist the community's sup-
port for the school's extracurricular
"Mr. Twine was extremely aggres-
sive and knew how to communicate
with the Gulf County School Board."
Twine secured funding for boys'
and girls' athletic uniforms and en-
couraged participation in the band,
helping to furnish instruments for
needy students.

Under Twine's leadership, the
ranks of the band grew to over 100

Health Department
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The bridge goes up on Friday.
The Gulf County Health Depart-
ment will begin extended hours of
operation beginning 7 a.m. this Fri-
day, constructing what is seen as a
primary care arch to carry the coun-
ty toward the construction of a new
The St. Joseph Care Clinic, a
federally qualified health clinic, will
expand its hours to include evenings
and weekend effective June 3. The
new hours will be 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.
until 8 p.m. on Saturday.
"We are pleased to extend our
hours into the evenings and on week-
ends to meet the primary care needs
to Gulf County residents," said Doug
Kent, executive director of the St.
Joseph Care Clinic and Gulf County
Health Department. "We are not an
emergency room, but we can treat
many of the common illnesses and
minor Injuries that require people to

"Out of a small community, that
was suner. suner good." said Peters.
(See Gym Dedicated on Page 7A)

to Expand Hours

see a doctor.
"For county residents who work
during the day, the opening of the
clinic on nights and weekends makes
our services more accessible."
Dr. Michael White, former medi-
cal and emergency room director at
Gulf Pines Hospital, and physician
assistant Hank Cozine will provide
the extra-hours services for the clin-
ic, Kent said.
He added that the hours could
be further expanded based on com-
munity needs.
The vision of the extended hours
is to expand primary care and pre-
ventative services to the folks in the
community as the new Sacred Heart
hospital is built. Once the hospital
becomes reality, the extended-hours
for the clinic will be phased out.
"When the hospital opens we will
pass the baton," Kent said. "This will
be a good intermediate (service) for
the community. We are trying to start
out with something we think the
(See Health Department on Page 5A)

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Port St. Joe Switch Engine Swaps Locations

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Bill Sweazy gave
the General Electric switch
engine a one-way ticket out
of Port St. Joe, he made sure
he sent it off in style.
Sporting a fresh coat
of sunshine yellow paint,
the engine that once moved
rail cars from the Premier

Chemicals freight yard to the
Apalachicola Northern Rail-
road tracks a quarter mile
out on Co. Rd. 386 set out on
a 940-mile journey to Murray
City, Ohio on the back of an
electric blue 18-wheeler.
Sweazy, a native of the
small Ohio town, had been
impressed by the Murray City
Improvement Committee's


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recent restoration projects
and thought the switch en-
gine would make a welcome
addition to the town's newly
established Train Depot and
Coal Mining Museum.
After getting permission
from Premier Chemicals'
plant manager Jim Williams,
Sweazy set out in June of
2004 to repair and repaint
the switch engine, which had
lain abandoned and rust-
ing for months outside the
"I painted it enough to
make it look decent going up
the road," laughed Sweazy. "I
didn't want it to get up there
and have them reject it."
Sweazy chose a trucking
company to haul the switch
engine when he learned the
circuitous route required
by railway travel, with line
switches in Chattanooga,
Tenn., and several in Ohio,
would cost upwards of
When the switch engine
was safely installed in front
of the Murray City depot,
linked to a newly-restored
caboose, Sweazy made a visit
in October 2004, and spent
three days wielding a welding
torch, helping the Improve-
ment Committee with a few
last-minute repairs before
they covered his sunshine
paint job with a thick coat of
semi-gloss black.
The women of Murray
City had wanted to paint the
engine red, but were over-
ruled by committee members
who pointed out the already
purchased stockpile of black
"They had the black
and weren't about to take it
back," laughed Sweazy, who
admits kinship to most of the

The restored Premier Chemicals switch engine is featured in front of the Murray City, Ohio train
depot, linked to a caboose. The Murray City Improvement Committee restored the engine with the help
of Port St. Joe resident Bill Sweazy.

committee members in the
town with a population less
than 500.
Located in southern
Ohio, 65 miles east of Colum-
bus, Murray City experienced
a brief moment in the sun as
one of the 20th century's coal
mining boomtpwns.
The city was known
as the "end of the line" be-
cause its depot marked the
end of the railroad track. The
train line was the only way
in or out of the coal mining
town, with coal and pas-
sengers transported by the
Hocking Valley Railroad.
The depot in front of
which the switch engine now
sits was established between
1890-1900, and now houses
a collection of coal mining ar-
Sweazy has given the
restoration committee a his-
tory of the switch engine, pre-
served in papers given to him
by Premier Chemicals, where
he was employed for 41 years
before retiring last May.

The switch engine was
built in 1941, the year Swea-
zy was born, and was ac-
quired by Premier Chemicals
in 1964 as a means of mov-
ing magnesium oxide/diox-
ide products extracted from
warm seawater for transport
on the railroad.
Though its entrance in
Port St. .Joe coincided with
a strike by ANRR employees,
the switch engine would give
the chemical company many
years of faithful service.
The switch engine could
move five empty cars or three
full cars at one time, and was
operated by a rotating cast of
Premier Chemicals' employ-
"It's been operated, I dare
say, by everyone who came
through the plant," said
Sweazy. "I operated it quite a
bit myself.
With so many Port St.
Joe residents employed by
Premier Chemicals at one
point in their careers, Swea-
zy has a frequent opportunity

to tell the story of the switch
engine's Murray City restora-
Though he admits that
he often felt he'd bit off more
than he could chew with the
project, Sweazy is pleased
that his hometown has wel-
comed the faithful little
switch engine.
"I enjoyed operating it;
it was a cool little machine,"
remembered Sweazy. "It did
the job well if you treated it

A historic photo features a
group of Murray City coal min-
ers. The Ohio city was a coal
mining boomtown early in its

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. to Acquire AN Railway

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Once under the umbrella
of the Panama City-based
Rail Management Corpora-
tion, the AN Railway, L.L.C.,
has been acquired by Gen-
esee & Wyoming Inc.. a lead-

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2A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 2, 2005



By Dave Maddox
My mother, Zola McFar-
land Maddox, started her
teaching career in the Abe
Springs Community of Cal-
houn County in 1910. Mr.
Pat. Fisher was the superin-
tendent of Calhoun County
Schools during that time and
he assigned teachers to the
schools in the communities
throughout Calhoun County.
All of Gulf County and Tyn-
dall Air Force Base were in
Calhoun County then. In 1912
he assigned my mother to the
Farmdale Community on East
Bay in what is now part of the
Tyndall Reservation. Her sis-
ter, Viola, was assigned to the
Auburn Community where the
small drone planes on Tyn-
dall are launched out over the
Gulf. Auburn was the home of
the Raffield's.
In 1915 Mother was as-
signed to teach in a three-
teacher school in Port St.
Joe. The school was a wood-
en building in the vicinity of
where the City Hall is located.
Her first night in St. Joe was
spent with the R. A. Costin
family in a two-story brick
building that Mr. Costin had
completed in 1914. The living


quarters were upstairs and a
store down stairs. That build-
ing was located where the CVS
Pharmacy is today. The phar-
macy building, originally con-
structed for the Port St. Joe
Post Office in 1959 by Red
Gunn for George Tapper, was
built from the bricks of the
old Costin building that had
been torn down.
Mother never told me how
she traveled to her home in
the Frink Community for the
Christmas holidays but her
return trip to St. Joe was an
experience and gives an idea
of how isolated this area was
during those days. Her jour-
ney began when her grandfa-
ther carried her in his horse
and buggy before daylight
from Frink to Youngstown. At
Youngstown she rode the train
to what is now Panama City.
Twice a week Jesse Smith
drove a mail car from Port St.
Joe to Ferry Point that was
across the bay from Panama
City to pick up and deliver the
Port St. Joe mail. She was to
ride in the mail car to Port St,
Joe however; the mail car did
not run that day due to bad
weather so she spent the night
in Panama City. The next day


she caught a ride on the mail
boat that carried the mail to
the communities around St.
Andrews Bay and reached
Overstreet. That night was
spent with the Thomas Pat-
rick family.
In 1915 the Gulf Intra-
coastal Canal had just been
completed' connecting Apala-
chicola Bay to St. Andrews
Bay. The next day a fishing
boat was traveling East to-
ward Apalachicola and they
gave her a ride to White City.
The Calhoun Timber Compa-
ny operated a sawmill at Port
St. Joe and had a telephone to
their logging operations on the
canal at White City. Upon her
arrival some one called their
mill and Jess Redd was sent to
pick her up in a Model T Ford
Truck. Her journey consisted
of three days, two nights, trav-
el by horse and buggy, train,
mail boat, fishing boat and a
Model T Ford Truck to return
to St. Joe..Years later, when
the roads were paved, Mother
and Daddy, could drive the
forty-five miles from St. Joe to
Frink in the comfort of a car
in an hour.

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deeded bay access. 1500 SF MOL MLS#105372

"GULF FRONT", Gorgeous home located on
exclusive end of Cape San Bias near state park
entrance. 4BR/3.5BA 2340 sq. ft. MOL, featuring
tile roof, high ceilings, wainscoting, small office
space, and open living area on top level with amaz-
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selection. Beautiful view of the gulf from the decks
with beach access. Property is heavily landscaped
and is well maintained, featuring mature oleanders
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Allows great fishing from the pier, and a dream
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3/BR, 3BA, 2 car parking, breakfast bar, eat-in
kitchen, dbl vanity in M/BA, M/BA carpeted,
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2,000 sq. ft. MOL. $549K. MLS# 104120

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excellent condition located near Money Bayou.
4BR/3BA 2200 sq. ft. MOL, stucco exterior with
tile roof featuring tile floors, crown molding,
plantation shutters, and granite countertops. Open
kitchen/living/dining area with marvelous views
of the beach. Beautifully decorated and fully
furnished this house is move in ready. Lots of
multi-level deck space, boardwalk beach access,
and landscaping. MLS# 105014 $1.8 M.

Lovely Beachfront Condo on Cape San Bias in
Dunes Club. This 3BR/2BA features a breakfast
bar, kitchen/dining/living combo, laundry/utility,
tile floors, and balcony with beautiful water views.
It has beach access with 2 car parking, elevator,
community pool, and boat parking. 1200 SF MOL
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Barrier Dunes neighborhood, overlooking a fresh-
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Recently remodeled, fully furnished, covered
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short walk away. Apx. 1200 SF MLS# 105182

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Editorials, Comments...

The Star

In Her Own

In her May 24 address to the Board of Federal I
County Commissioners, the chairwoman decree t(
of the committee established by commis- the legal
sioners to examine how the county should Commis:
proceed toward county-wide voting, Julia dropping
Cunningham, succinctly summed up the
efforts since the November election last $50,000
year. "Scei
We'll let her words speak for them- return to
selves. After a brief introduction, Cunning- consent
ham got to the point. tion front
"I would like to first clear up some ty attorr
questions you and the public may have March 3
pertaining to our committee. Comments
have been made (that) the committee did a law fir
not appear to complete the task we were legal cos
asked to do in a timely manner. I just want $1,425,C
to point out for the record I did everything the law f
in my power to meet the objectives of our Dichen
committee. represent
"The primary reason for the commit- lawsuit,
tee's slow response time was caused by a sent Gu
lack of a quorum. Out of approximately 10 "I wl
scheduled meetings, there were only two w
members always available to meet. If only firm be c
one of the other three people appointed reasonab
by this board had attended the meetings, to at-lar
the committee would have had a quorum, Commis;
could have made decisions, and worked to $100,00o
accomplish our task in a timely manner. provided
"Unfortunately, we only had a quo- "This
rum at the first and last meeting. To this
note, I would request that the commission County
ensures in the future, when committees primary
are formed, the members of those corn- tion front
mittees are committed and available to County l
attend the meetings. This being said, I will contested
now present the recommendations of the plaintiffs
"The committee unanimously agreed legal exp
this tasking did not require any action of Washi
by the committee, and should have never plaintiffs
been sent to committee. As I am sure you to risk, g
are aware, each of you were elected by the of the laI
citizens of Gulf County to represent our here."
interests in governing Gulf County. As an Cunn
elected official, you have the responsibility redistrici
to listen and comply with the desires of e
the citizens that elected you to office. election
"The citizens of Gulf County spoke in elect
a clear, and direct voice in November 2004 efforts on
when they overwhelmingly (emphasis is county-w
Cuningham's) voted that you return this Earli
county to at-large voting. I am confident ing the
that no one misunderstands the citizens' agreemel
desire on this subject. But just in case, to unanimo
refresh your memory, the citizens voted of under
66.93 percent in favor of county-wide vot-
ing. The St. .
"Each of the five districts you repre- hospital.
sent voted in the majority on this issue as Assei
well as 15 out of 16 precincts. I am con- commun
fident you understand your responsibility ahead on
as our elected officials to do whatever is sales tax.
necessary to return to county-wide voting It wo
immediately. issue of
"As I know each of you are interested issue of
in your duties for fiscal responsibility, I far longer
have outlined the three scenarios available bring a
to you to return to at-large voting. Each as Cunni
requires action in Federal District Court. ing the cc
They are" voting.
"Scenario One Commissioner Yet, C
(Nathan) Peters can voluntary drop his mostly si
lawsuit and the county can return to at- i
large voting. It is estimated the legal cost to exami
of this option is less than $5,000. As th
"Scenario Two Gulf County, like sion shom
Washington County in 2002, can return to county cc


District Court to have the consent
terminated. It has been estimated
I cost, without opposition from
sioner Peters and without him
g the lawsuit, would be less than

nario Three Gulf County can
D Federal District Court to have the
decree terminated, with opposi-
i Commissioner Peters. The coun-
iey provided you a letter, dated
, 2005, using a 2002 letter from
rm in Mississippi. It showed the
t to be in the range of $870,000-
000. The letter also referenced
firm of Coppins, Monroe, Atkins,
& Spellman of Tallahassee who
ted Washington County in their
and could be retained to repre-
f County.
would strongly recommend this law
contacted for a more accurate and
)le cost, as their estimate to return
ge voting, with opposition from
sioner Peters, is approximately
0; far below the lowest estimate
the lawyers in Mississippi.
s board and the citizens of Gulf
should understand perhaps the
reason there was no opposi-
n the plaintiffs in the Washington
lawsuit was that if the plaintiffs
d and they did not prevail, the
Should have to pay not only their
enses, but also the legal expenses
ngton County. The legal cost to the
was more than they were willing
,iven the high probability of failure
wsuit. The same situation applies

ingham, before moving on to
ting scenarios, then noted that
mmissioner would be up for re-
in the coming years and their
n meeting the citizens' desires on
ide voting could have an impact.
er during the same meeting, cit-
three year struggle to bring an
nt to the board, commissioners
usly approved ,a memorandum
standing with Sacred Heart and
Joe Co. concerning a new county

rting that they had the pulse of the
ity, commissioners also moved
the implementation of a half-cent

uld be argued from here that the
county-wide voting has simmered
er than the extended minuet to
new hospital to the county, and
ingham noted, there is no deny-
ommunity's pulse on county-wide

-unningham's report was met with
lence and a request for more time
ne the redistricting scenarios.
iey used to say on the old televi-
w To Tell the Truth, will the real
commissioners please stand up?,


by Kesley Colbert

Graduating ......

I sat in the graduation
audience and thought about
"choosing up sides" under
that giant oak tree beside a
large field on the backside of
Bethel College. We borrowed
the open space from the col-
lege for our pick-up baseball
games. Leon was five years
older than me. It doesn't
seem like much today.....but
let me tell you, in 1956 it
was a couple of generations
and a light year apart!
Leon and his buddies
were fourteen or fifteen. I
was nine. And I was only
at the field because Mom
wouldn't let Leon go with-
out me. I was the prototypi-
cal tag-along little brother.
I was also the last guy cho-
sen every time! Well, actu-
ally, it was worse than that. I'
usually wasn't chosen at all.
They would get though pick-'
ing sides and as the youngest
and worst ball player there, I
wouldn't be picked by either
"captain". If the sides came
out uneven, John Ed Gard-
ner or one of the older boys
would assign me to the team
with the fewer players.
I played way out in right
field and batted last. All the
fielders moved in a few steps
when I came to the plate. It
was not exactly a scintillating
start to my baseball career!
But I persisted. And per-
sisted. And persisted.
One day a long towering
high fly finally came winging
its way in my direction. With
the sun and sweat beating
through my eyeballs, I raced
back to the barbed wire
fence that ran along Bethel
Street, turned and reached
up.... and the ball accidental-
ly stuck in my old glove just
as the barbs from the fence
stuck in my back!
Near 'bout blinded and
bleeding profusely I head-
ed for the bale of hay that
served as the third base dug-
out. "Nice catch, Kes." Nicky
Joe Stafford said it like it
was routine.
"Boy, that saved us three
runs!" Jackle Burns came
to win.
John Ed turned my hat
around. That was a 1950's
high five!
Leon, who was on the
other team, passed me on
his way to third base. He
gave me a little nod....and a
smile. It was only a fleeting
moment in a non consequen-

With Honors

tial sporting event played
by a group of youth simply
to help pass another lazy
summer afternoon.....but
that moment has lingered
,in my heart down through
the ages.
Acceptance is a wonder-
ful thing. Enjoyed, I think,
most by those who have
spent years of playing way
out in the outfield and bat-
ting last!
There was no high school
gym. No speeches. No mor-
tar board, tassels or long hot
gowns. But as I nonchalantly
tossed my glove to the side
and flopped down on the hay
I knew I had graduated in
some shape, form or fashion
in the growing up school....
My Father expected you
to be perfect the first time he
sent you out to do a job and
then he reasoned you ought
to improve on it every day!
Not much got by his criti-
cal eye. I never could do it
just right! I'd drop too many
seeds in one hole. Or I'd get
careless chopping cotton and
accidentally hack out some
of the cotton plants with the
weeds. My fence rows would
be "almost" clean. I couldn't
pick corn fast enough to
keep up with the wagon.
I was kinda "cooling it"
the summer before I went off
to college. I had a date and
was planning on a picnic and
a swim at Paris Landing State
Park when Dad came in with
a chain saw and instructions
about the two trees in the
back yard he wanted down.
I protested! I had plans! He
listened intently and then
commented, "Son, if this girl
is worth her salt, she'll be
glad to help you haul off the
I had to explain to Deb-
ble the swim was off. She
came over and helped haul
off limbs!' I didn't want to
embarrass myself 'in front
of a girl and maybe some
of Dad's teachings over
the years kicked in, I cut,
trimmed, raked, swept and
mowed my way through a
leaning oak and a weeping
Dad came in that after-
noon, took his hat off as
he asked Debbie if she had

eaten, looked the back yard
over, put an arm around
my shoulder and said, "Not
bad." That night at supper
as he passed the green beans
down to Deb he added, "Kes-
ley will work."
Folks, it was another
graduation for me! I never
walked across a stage or had
a tassel turning that gave me
more pride....
Cathy and I married in
1974. I can't remember if
I told her, or just vowed to
myself, on our honeymoon
that I didn't do dishes, win-
dows, diapers or toilet bowls.
Let me tell you, I graduated
in marriage with little or no
fan fare....
I pressed my face against
the glass in that tiny hospital.
The little red faced boy in the
third bassinet was mine! I
was too young to have a son.
I hadn't paid enough atten-
tion going through life to
now be responsible for chil-
dren. I didn't know nothing
about havin' no baby.
What do you tell them
when you get them home?
How do you make them
mind? What if this thing
turns out to be ugly and
unruly? What if he doesn't
like me? I don't think they
come with a return address!
I stood at that window,
staring down on Josh for
a solid hour, as family and
friends patted me on the
back and congratulated
me. I didn't hear a word. I
was thinking about the way
things had always been. And
the way they were going to
be from now on. I knew they
would never be the same....
I smiled last week as I
watched some of the kids I
had taught in Sunday School
or on'the football or baseball
field stroll across the stage. I
loved those younguns! They
have given me so much. And
I was proud for each and
every one of them!
As I hurried out for fear
one of them might catch
a tear in my eye I chuck-
led to myself, "If they think
they graduated tonight, just



Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Cleaning the Desk

There are times when the top of the work desk begins to
resemble the snow-capped Rockies in December, such is the
level of paperwork, and disorganization, at play.
So here is an attempt, which will arise periodically, to
clear some.space and find evidence of an actual desk under-
neath the blizzard of former trees.
Carve out some time this weekend to venture to the
St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center on C-30A about
a mile north of Simmons Bayou to listen to Dr. Bill Platt
explain the impacts of rising sea levels on coastal communi-
ties such as St. Joseph Bay.
Dr. Platt, a professor at Louisiana State University, is
conducting a multi-year intensive study of coastal environ-
ments along the nthenorthern Gulf of Mexico, attempting to
quantify how the rise in sea levels documented over the past
decade are impacting the fragile coastal ecosystems so vital
to the way of life we enjoy in this part of 'the globe.
He, and his students, has done significant research
from the Buffer Preserve.
Dr. Platt's presentation will begin at 1 p.m.
County commissioners painted the black and white

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blocks across the track last week.
While many issues were addressed by the county com-
mission's decision to sign on to an agreement cementing
a membership in a partnership to bring a new hospital to
Gulf County, the unanimous vote also provided a finish line
to those in the community attempting to address the issue
of providing affordable housing to those who live and work
in the county.
Just do the arithmetic.
In two years, provided the wheels stay smoothly on the
track, a new Sacred Heart hospital and office complex will
have moved from artist's rendering to bricks and mortar.
The hospital, as a standalone, will employ more than
200 people, from nurses to custodians to lab technicians.
Toss in the medical office building which will be part of the
campus and you are talking about real numbers.
And more than a few of those folks are likely to find the
current housing market a wee bit of a challenge to shoehorn
in to.
If things remain apace over the next two years, even the
physicians are likely to find home ownership in close prox-
imity to the hospital a hurdle.
So the housing initiatives presently taking shape in the
county now have a bright, line on the horizon providing a
deadline to their efforts.
The checkered flag will be dropped in two years or so.
Kudos to the Gulf County School Board which spent
most of Tuesday morning grappling with budget issues, spe-
cifically a lengthy list of capital improvement needs.
The School Board is hamstrung in ways no other gov-
ernmental body Is the basic building blocks for its budget
are determined in Tallahassee. This year, it is likely that
state lawmakers will require local taxpayers to foot roughly
90 percent of basic funding for public schools.
A few short years ago, the state was providing more
than half those dollars.
The lone area where the School Board has any discre-

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tion is in spending on capital outlay needs; considering the
relative age of many of the buildings in the district and the
rising costs of maintaining facilities, members were refresh-
ingly mindful of where taxpayer dollars would be spent and
trying to toe the line do without this, postpone that for
another day on how much they will be asking of taxpayers
when TRIM notices go out later this year.
It appears likely that the millage rate for schools will
decline by a noteworthy amount. For homeowners whose
property does not skyrocket in value, the School Board may
actually provide some relief in the coming fiscal year.
Finally a bit of a correction. In my story last week on
Amanda Davis Sumner and the honor of being part of the
first graduation class at Florida State University's Medical
School, the accreditation process for the school was incor-
rectly laid out.
The medical school did not receive provisional accredi-
tation during Amanda's first year, as reported properly,
which created tremendous pressure on students and brings
even more credit to them for sticking it out.
However, I was incorrect in implying that it took sev-
eral additional years to earn accreditation when in fact the
period of time was mere months.
Provisional accreditation was provided in Amanda's
second year at medical school, with full accreditation
earned when the first class reached its fourth year, not when
it was about to graduate, as dictated by state medical educa-
tion guidelines.
In other words, the medical school received full accredi-
tation along a timeline aligned with the schedule under state
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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Cinda Trexler under-
She understands that
caring for an elderly or ailing
adult can place overwhelm-
ing challenges on even the
most capable adults.
She understands that
while working and caring
for their own families, many
grown children are charged
with caring for aging parents
or members of their families


diagnosed with terminal dis-
She understands be-
cause she -has done these
Trexler not only helps
provide services for termi-
nally ill patients each day
through her position at Hos-
pice of the Emerald Coast,
her father was stricken with
Alzheimer's; her mother, in
her 80s, lives over an hour
away from her; her father-in-
law has been diagnosed with

Health Department ,- ,, .4

people will use. If they need
more, we'll try to provide it."
St. Joseph Care Clinic is
located in the Health Depart-
ment building at 2475 Garri-
son Avenue. It sees patients by
appointment as well as walk-
in patients who don't require
emergency care.
Two events brought the
extended-hours clinic to frui-
The closure of Gulf Pines
Hospital earlier this year left
the county without an emer-
gency room and began a dis-
cussion among local health of-
ficials concerning how best to
fill that void.
Additionally, the arrival of
a new Sacred Heart hospital -
county commissioners agreed
to a Memorandum of Under-
standing last week which,
provided certain hurdles are
scaled, would bring the hospi-
tal to the county by the sum-
mer of 2007 offered both a
light at the end of the tunnel
and a time frame in which that
void would have to be filled.
The most feasible solu-
tion, given state licensing re-
quirements and economic and
liability constraints, was to
extend the hours for the clinic
aimed at expanding the reach
of primary and preventative
care services offered at the St.
Joseph Care Clinic.
The clinic is adding a pe-
diatrician, Dr. Michael Wilder,
who will see children with
scheduled appointments Mon-
days and Fridays. "
Sacred Heart Health Sys-

teams has agreed to provide X-
ray equipment the machine
will likely arrive in October
- and The St. Joe Co. provid-
ed start-up funding dollars for
the extended-hours clinic.
The St. Joe Co. and coun-
ty Health Department are both
stakeholders in the MOU to
construct a Sacred Heart hos-
pital in Gulf County.
The clinic is also exam-
ining ways to expand the lab
work done at the Health De-
partment facility.
"We are going to try to
increase diagnostics for lab
work ... so we can do more
things on site," Kent said.
The St. Joseph Care Clin-
ic provides a wide range of
adult and pediatric medical
services, including primary
care, laboratory, vision and
hearing screenings and im-
munizations. The clinic also
provides dental services in
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
All services are provided on a
sliding fee scale based on pa-
tient eligibility.
As part of the MOU, the
Health Department intends
to establish a similar type of
federally-qualified clinic in
Wewahitchka once the new
facility to be constructed on
Hwy. 22 near the Post Office
- is built.
For more information on
the hours and services of the
St. Joseph Care Clinic and the
Gulf County Health Depart-
ment call 227-1276.


cancer and she lost her best
friend to cancer about three
years ago.
From her experiences,
she and several other local
healthcare providers have
organized a caregivers con-
ference to be held Thursday,
June 16, at the Gulf County
Senior Citizen.
"Being a caregiver is a job
that's thrust upon people,"
Trexler said.
"It's not one they sought
Caring for an elderly or
ailing friend, parent or other
family member adds another
precarious element to the
delicate balancing act of life.
The unending giving of
one's self may not only be
demanding of strength and
energy, caregiving can also
result in financial strains.
Taking time off work to
transport elderly parents to
regular doctor's appointment
may result in loss of pay.
Covering the added ex-
pense of in-home care can
chip away at a young family's
"The biggest thing care-
givers forget is if they don't
take care of themselves, they
won't be able to care for oth-
ers," Trexler said.
As a community educator
with Hospice of the Emerald
Coast, Trexler has teamed
with other local healthcare
organizations, including Bay
St. Joseph Care and Reha-
bilitation Center, NHC Home
Care, the Medicaid Informa-
tion Resource office, Geri-
Care, Gulf County Senior
Center and local extension
agents to organize this public
service workshop.
In order to provide care
for those who care for oth-
ers, a massage therapist and
manicurist will be donat-
ing their services during the
Caregivers will not only
be pampered and supplied
with goodies from local mer-
chants, conference organiz-
ers will be on hand to provide
information on local services
available for patients and
family members.

Who Care for Others

Schedule of Events:

8:30 9:00 Registration

9:00 9:05 Welcome

9:10 9:50 Bard Lindeman

9:50 10:30 Break to visit vendors and spa

10:30 11:15 Mildred Melvin, Nutritionist

11:30 12:30 Round Table Discussion with topics will include
Home Safety, End of Life, Coping Skills for Caregivers and
How to Access Systems.

12:00 1:00 Massage Therapist, David Oakley
and Manicurist, Kim Lee

12:30 1:30 Lunch, grand door prize announcement


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Cape Burglaries Have Sheriffs Department on International Hunt

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
When a couple of reports
of burglary trickled into the
Gulf County Sheriff's Depart-
ment at the first of the year, in-
vestigator Paul Beasley didn't
think too much of them.
As several more break-
ins were reported a total
of 13 over three months he
knew further investigation
was needed.
Christopher Flowers, 22,
of Lynn Haven, is being sought
as the suspect in the string
of reported burglaries on
Cape San Blas from January
through the end of March.
The suspect, however, has
fled the country and is cur-
rently on the run in London.
"This guy's been a real
thorn in our sides," Beasley
The Gulf County Sheriff's
Department currently has five
felony warrants out for Flow-

ers' arrest. Beasley said he an-
ticipated more charges against
the suspect.
Roughly $9,000 in stolen
property and property dam-
age has been reported thus
far, but Beasley said he be-
lieves- several more break-ins
have gone unreported.
"People who are here for
only a week don't report it
because they think their stuff
won't be recovered," he said.
The burglaries in Gulf
County have also been linked
to several incidents in Frank-
lin and Walton counties.
The string of residential
and automobile burglaries led
investigators to the man with
a reported Lynn Haven ad-
On the suspect's trail
from Panama City to Georgia
to North Carolina, Tennessee
and finally Washington, D.C.,
Beasley said his department,
with its limited resources,

stayed a day or two behind on
his location.
When the suspect was
allegedly quoted, saying he
would "not have a problem
taking the life of a police offi-
cer to avoid being apprehend-
ed," Beasley was able to seek
the assistance of federal law
enforcement to help with the

In light of the recent mur-
der of Panama City Beach po-
liceman Kevin Kight during a
traffic stop, Beasley said the
significance of the suspect's
statement elevated the case to
a whole new level.
"We've never done any-
thing quite like this before,"
Beasley said.
A young woman, not


space eliminates risks preda-
tors face when making contact
in person.
The Youth Internet Safe-
ty Survey, conducted by the
Crimes Against Children Re-
search Center, determined
that one in five children, aged
10-17, received a sexual ap-
proach or solicitation over the
Internet in a year.
The survey also deter-
mined that only a quarter of
the children who encountered
a sexual approach or solicita-
tion told a parent.
Buchanan said monitor-
ing children's online activities
is critical to their safety. He
Make rules governing
you child's activities online.
Get familiar with the In-
ternet or any online services
your child uses.

Keep the computer in a
family room.
Limit the amount of time
spent online.
Use filtering applica-
Learn your child's user
name and passwords.
Tell your child not to
give out personal information
(i.e. address, phone number,
school name, etc.) and to nev-
er arrange a face-to-face meet-
ing with someone they meet
Any parents or guardians
with questions or concerns
regarding Internet Crimes
Against Children may contact
Buchanan at the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office at 227-1115.
To search for listed sex
offenders in your area, please
visit the Flori'daDepartment
of Law Enforcement's website
at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/
and follow the prompts on the
right of the web page.

linked to the burglaries, was
traveling with the suspect and
was located by U.S. Marshals
in Akron, Ohio, told investiga-
tors the suspect fled to Eng-
Federal agents are still as-
sisting in apprehending the
suspect, Beasley said.
"I'm hoping the phone will
ring any day now," he added.

From Page IA

If anyone has been a vic-
tim and not reported a bur-
glary incident, please call the
Sheriff's Department at 227-



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Gym Dedication

From Page 1A

A sharp-dressed man
whose physical appearance
commanded respect, Twine
demanded discipline inside
the classroom.
"He was a very, very good
principal, very educational,"
said Rosalee Garland, adding,
"He didn't mind chastising
Setting up garbage cans
down the center of Washing-
ton High's L-shaped hallways,
Twine made sure the students
proceeded in an orderly fash-

ion between classes, keeping
to the right side like cars on
a highway.
"When the classes
changed, there was never no
running in the hall," said Pe-
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was at the top of the L, an idea
vantage point to monitor both
ends of the school.
In Twine's martial dis-
cipline, his students found
a genuine concern for their
well-being and educational de-

"A father figure, that's
what he was," said Elnora
Barnes, as Lee McNabb nod-
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McNabb described a prin-
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students were mentally pre-
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Emile Twine, bottom row center, sits with his former students at a Class of 1958 reunion held in
1988 in the old Washington High School gym. Twine served for 19 years as Washington High School's
principal and currently lives in Hampton, Virginia.

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Port St. Joe High School to of-
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at the Twine gym, and pre-
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facility will serve a variety of
community needs.
For Twine's former stu-
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ute to a man whose influence
can still be felt as strongly to-
day as 40 years ago.
"He was a loving per-
son," remembered Garland
as she rested beneath one of

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great leader for our school."

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

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$1.2 billion to Floridians who
were eligible for Housing and
Other Needs Assistance. More
than 1.2 million people ap-
plied for federal and state as-
sistance through FEMA's reg-
istration system.
As families find perma-
nent housing appropriate to
their needs, they are moving
out of FEMA-provided tem-
porary housing. Families now
live in 10,600 mobile homes
and travel trailers, down from
a peak of more than 16,000
units. More than 120 FEMA
housing advisors are actively
working to help these families
find permanent solutions.
The U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) has ap-
proved nearly $1.8 billion in
low-interest disaster loans
for homeowners, renters and
business owners in Florida

who suffered uninsured or
underinsured losses as a re-
sult of the disasters. Florid-
ians with questions about
SBA loans can call 1-800-359-
The federal response to
the disasters included an ad-
ditional $1.2 billion for con-
tracted goods and services
needed at the time of the hur-
Individuals with questions
about their application status
or general disaster inquiries
may call the FEMA Helpline
at 1-800-621-FEMA(3362).
Hearing and speech-impaired
applicants can use the TTY
number, 1-800-462-7585.
Both lines remain open Mon-
day through Friday from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
The State Emergency Re-
sponse Team (SERT) is a col-

laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coor-
dinating officer. SERT's mis-
sion is to ensure that Florida is
prepared to respond to emer-
gencies, recover from them,
and mitigate their impacts.
Visit www.floridadisaster.org
for the latest information on
the hurricane relief efforts.
FEMA prepares the na-
tion for all hazards and man-
ages federal response and
recovery efforts following any
national incident. FEMA also
initiates mitigation activities,
trains first responders, works
with state and local emergen-
cy managers, and manages
the National Flood Insurance
Program and the U.S. Fire Ad-
ministration. FEMA became
part of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security on March


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to service-disabled veteran-
owned small businesses;
establishes a goal of not
less than three percent for par-
ticipation by service-disabled
veteran-owned businesses in
federal contracting and gives
agency contracting officers the
authority to reserve certain
procurements for service-dis-
abled veteran-owned small
businesses; and
requires the adminis-
trator of the SBA to designate
an appropriate entity within
the SBA to work with the Vet-
eran Affairs' Center for Vet-
erans Enterprise to provide
information and assistance in
federal contracting to service-
disabled veteran-owned busi-
To view the Executive Or-
der in its entirety, visit www.

structure repair and replace-
Local officials can track
the progress of their Public
Assistance grant applications
- called Project Worksheets
- online at www.floridapa.org.
After FEMA approves funding,
the state requires applicants
to submit a "request for reim-
bursement or advance" along
with their documentation to
start the payment process,
Under the presidential
disaster declarations for Flor-
ida's 2004 hurricanes, FEMA
will pay 90 percent of the eli-
gible cost for emergency mea-
sures and permanent restora-
tion, while the state and local

entities pay the remaining 10
percent. The state manages
the grants for all projects.
FEMA's Individuals and
Household Program has paid

Of that, FEMA has ap-
proved more than $1.1 billion
to reimburse state and local
governments for eligible costs
associated with response and
recovery after last year's his-
toric series of hurricanes. The
figure will continue to rise as
Public Assistance applicants
finish the documentation pro-
cess and request reimburse-
ment for debris removal,
emergency work and payment
to finish permanent infra-

While Floridians mark
the unofficial start of the sum-
mer season with Memorial
Day weekend, funding contin-
ues to flow into the state for
recovery from the four 2004
hurricanes. To date, Florida
has received more than $5.2
billion in federal disaster as-
sistance, the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security's Fed-
eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) reported on
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on procurement opportunities
designated for them.
It will also:
offer guidance ;on sole-
source and set-aside procure-
ment opportunities, and pro-
test and appeal procedures;
Help federal agencies
meet their three percent prime
and subcontracting goals
provide guidance to fed-
eral contracting officers on the
criteria used to verify service-
disabled-veteran status, and
determine business ownership
and control requirements.
The new office will be
headed by Teresa Lewis, a 20-
year veteran of the Air Force
with more than 14 years of
government contracting expe-
The Executive Order:
directs heads of agencies
to develop a strategic plan to
provide more contracting and
subcontracting opportunities

An office created by the
U.S. Small Business Admin-
istration will help service-dis-
abled veteran-owned small
businesses navigate the federal
contracting marketplace and
gain better access to federal
contracting opportunities.
"We are eager to accept the
challenge that President Bush
has issued to us to help en-
sure that service-disabled vet-
eran-owned small businesses
receive their fair share of con-
tracting opportunities," said
SBA Administrator Hector V
Barreto. "Their contributions
to our country and their cour-
age are admirable and the SBA
is ready to help these small
businesses gain access to con-
tracting opportunities in the
federal marketplace and grow
their businesses."
The Office of Federal Con-
tract Assistance for Veteran
Business Owners, established
in accordance with a Presi-
dential Executive Order, will
provide service-disabled vet-
eran business owners with a
single point of contact to ad-
dress their questions and con-
cerns and receive clarification

Florida Senators Avert Drilling
A key Senate panel last statemeniin support of con-
week declined to act on a mea- tinuing the existing prohibi-
sure that would allow drilling tion on new drilling closer to
rigs 20 miles off Florida, tern- Florida. "Any weakening of
porarily averting a showdown the protections currently in
between the Bush administra- place off Florida's coasts is
tion and the state's two sena- unacceptable," Martinez said.
tors, Democrat Bill Nelson Last month, Nelson met
and Republican Mel Martinez. with Interior Secretary Gale
Still, the measure in ques- Norton, who oversees leases
tion is expected to come before for new drilling sites. At that
the full Senate for a vote in the meeting, Nelson became con-
second or third week of June vinced the Bush administra-
when senators are expected tion intends to push for new
to consider a much broader drilling, at least for natural
energy bill. The measure, an gas, much closer to Florida.
amendment by Louisiana Sen. In response, Nelson has
Mary Landrieu, would get rid w n t
written Norton, noting that
of a moratorium on new drill- t sae
ing in the eastern Gulf of Mex- such plans threaten the state's
ico and open up vast areas for tourism-based economy as
exploration much closer to well as military training in the
Florida. eastern Gulf of Mexico; and,
Nelson and Martinez on that new drilling runs con-
Thursday pledged to fight any trary to the feelings of most
effort that would pose an envi- Floridians, including Gov. Jeb
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sugar-sand beaches and $50-
billion tourism industry. "The
.stakes are high," said Nelson,
after Landrieu withdrew her
proposal without a vote by the
Senate's Energy panel.
Martinez' office issued a

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Summer Athletic Camps Seek Participants

Port St. Joe Football Camp
Port St. Joe football coach
John Palmer will conduct a
football camp for boys and
girls in grades first through
eighth during the week of
June 6-9.
The camp will start at 8
a.m. EDT each morning.
The $40 cost of the camp
covers lunch each day, a camp
T-shirt and a certificate of par-
Current and former Shark
players will assist Palmer with
the camp.
For more information or
to register contact Palmer at
227-1387 or 774-1424,.
Future Tiger Shark
Basketball Clinic
Port St. Joe High School
basketball coach Derek Kur-

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nitsky will conduct a free bas-
ketball camp beginning June
8 at the Washington Recre-
ation Center.
The camp, which will
be held each Monday and
Wednesday, will run through
July 11..
The camp for elementary
school aged boys will run from
11 a.m. until noon; the camp
for middle school boys will-be
held from noon until 1 p.m.
Learn the' fundamentals
of basketball with the high
school coaches.
Participants will receive
free T-shirts and there will
be games, contests and guest
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Final applications are
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The summer camp will
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Enrollment is limited.
Boys can stay overnight or
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call toll free, 1-800-555-0801.

Two Lady Gators Sign

with George Wallace*. "'

Front row (1-r) Kayla Rich, Asst. Coach Coy Atkins, Britney Grice. Back row (1-r) Blynda Rich, Pam

and Charles Grice.
Britney Grice and Kay-
la Rich, Wewahltchka High
School seniors, signed letters
of intent on Tuesday to play
softball for the next two years
at George Wallace Community
College in Dothan, Ala.

George Wallace is a JUCO
national contender year in and
year out in fast pitch softball.
In 2003 and 2004, they fin-
ished in the top 10 nationally.
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with a .465 batting average and
drove in 38 runs. Grice also
hit a school record three home
runs during the 2005 season.
She chose George Wallace over
Enterprise-Ozark Community
College and Chipola College.
Rich, a catcher, hit .421
with 24 RBI during the 2005
season. She also hit two home
runs the past season. Rich
chose George Wallace over En-
terprise-Ozark and L.B. Wal-
lace Community College.
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Veterans from VFW Post 10069 and volunteers from the Ladies Auxiliary and Port St. Joe High
School's ROTC program gathered in Holly Hill Cemetery on Sunday to place memorial flags on the
graves of Port St. Joe's war veterans, a tradition that the VFW Post upholds each year.

Ursula Reynolds, a former Ladies Auxiliary president, arrived
at Holly Hill Cemetery' on Sunday accompanied by her husband,
Jack, a Korean War veteran who spent 20 years in the Air Force.
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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 must while vacationing
in Paradise.
Check us out at www.indianpassrawbor.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Beginning this Sunday, May
30th we will open at 1:00
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A VFW Post member search-
Cemetery for the graves of war
veterans. This year the VFW
Hill, 54 at Forest Hill and four
at .the OldSt. Josep historic
cemetery. The Post acquired the
list of veterans namesfrom the
Gulf County Courthouse.

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(At left) Flags decorate the
graves of Willie Jewel Hinote, a
World War II veteran who died
on October 9, 1961 and Forte
Elmore Brogdon, who served in
the Navy during World War II
and the Korean War. Brogdon
died in August of 1988.

One of the four graves
decorated at the Old St. Joseph
cemetery was that of Joe,
Thomas, a Pvt. in the US Army
during World War II.

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NOTICE is hereby given that RONALD WILLIAM BUTLER,
BUTLER, have requested the City of Port St. Joe to voluntarily
annex the land shown on the map attached hereto. The land
is located adnacent to a Northwest portion of the City Limits
more particularly described at Official Record Book 159,
Page 17, Public Records of Gulf County. An exact legal
description of the property and Ordinance No. 319 are on
file with the City Clerk at the Municipal Buiding, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, and may be
inspected there.
The City will consider the adoption of Ordinance No.
the annexing ordinance applicable to th@ above land at its
regular meeting on June 7, 2005, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., EDT,
in the City Commission Meeting Room, Municipal Building,
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. All inter-
ested persons may appear and be heard.


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Gulf World of Panama
City has their second baby
dolphin within the past three
weeks. Sandy, the mom, and
Lightning, the father, are the
proud parents of this new baby
girl born around 5:30 a.m.
on the morning of May 24.
Mother and baby are
doing great. The calf is re-
sponding well to her new
environment and started
nursing almost immediately.
Sandy and calf are pool
mates along with Cola and her
new baby, Mala. The two babies
do visit each other but these
experienced moms tend to
'.1 keep them close by their side.

Kaitlyn Baker gets a kiss from a friendly dolphin. Baker swam with the dolphins at Gulf World
over Memorial Day weekend.

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Only 1/2 block from the beach. Zoned Commercial. 3BR/2BA, Bayou Ci
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each with a great gulf view. Each
with 4 BR / 4.5 Baths and a pri-
vate elevator. Gated community.
$595,000 each. MSL#104393 &

GREAT Rental History.
2BR/2BA, nicely decorated town-
home with gorgeous view of the
Gulf and Pond. MLS#104353

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Beautiful home overlooking one
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with 3BR/3BA, beautiful wood
ceilings, lovely lead glass and a
stacked stone fireplace. Community
Pool, hot tub and boardwalks to the
beach. MLS#104903 $790,000

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Townhome overlooking pond
with gorgeous gulfviews. Located
in Barrier Dunes, with ameni-
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tennis courts, playground and
stocked fishing ponds. Great op-
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1st Tier Barrier Dunes. Colorful
2BR/2BA Townhome located just
steps away from the clubhouse/pool
and the Gulf. FANTASTIC view
of the Gulf and Pool from the mas-
ter suite balcony. MLS#104282

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state office. tras including hurricane shut- access and shares a dock on the bay.
ters. MLS#104080 $492,000 MLS#105108 $425,000

GULF VIEW Barrier Dunes.
Unique 1BR/1.5BA Townhome
overlooking pond with gulf view,
comfortably decorated, this unit is
perfect for a couple or small family.
MILSB1114352 $4011,000

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Extra Large Seacliffs Townhome.
Gorgeous Gulf Front-type views!
6BR/5.5BA with nearly 1450
sqft of deck space. MLS#103415

Classic Florida Beach Cottage.
This 2BR/1BA rustic beach cottage
- open floor plan, plenty of windows
and exposed wood beams has lots
of charm and a large porch with
great Gulf views. MLS#105540
$ 74'9,i00 __

Natural & Artistic Landscaping.
Great 2BR/2BA house in one of
the 1st subdivisions on the cape.
Community Pool, Hot tub and
boardwalks to the beach. Plenty
of extra parking and boat storage.
Fenced back yard. MLS#105214

Gulf Front Brighton By the
Sea. Spacious 3BR/4BA, nicely
furnished w/3 decks offering fan-
tastic gulf views. EXCELLENT
rental history and FEMA avail-
able. MLS#105741 $1,100,000

"X" Zone Barrier Dunes.
Tastefully decorated and well-
maintained 2BR/2.5BA Townhome
located just steps away from Gulf.
This unit has gorgeous unobstruct-
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Zavian DeAnthony Brown and Tawanda Charmaine Jenkins

Jenkins, Brown to Wed

Taylor and Sally Jenkins
are pleased to announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Tawanda Charmaine Jen-
kins of Port St. Joe, to Zavian
DeAnthony Brown, son of Wil-
lie and Janice Brown of At-
lanta, Ga.
The bride-elect, a 1995
graduate of Port St. Joe Se-
nior High School, is currently
pursuing a master's degree In
education at the University of
Georgia. Tawanda continues
to motivate and influence lives
as an educator at Towers High
School in Decatur. Ga.

The prospective groom,
a 1994 graduate of Lithonia
High School, is currently em-
ployed with DeKalb Steel and
Cowart, Inc. in Decatur, Ga.
The wedding ceremony
will take place at The Church
of God and Christ on Sat-
urday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m.
(EST). A reception/dinner will
take place immediately follow-
ing the wedding ceremony at
the Centennial Building lo-
cated on 200 Allen Memorial
Parkway, Port St. Joe.
All friends and family are
invited to attend this joyous

Governor Bush signed
into Law the Tax Free Holi-
day on certain goods for Hur-
ricane Preparedness. These
items must be purchased from
12:01 A.M., June 1, to June
12, 2005, at midnight. The
American Red Cross strongly
suggests you purchase pre-
paredness items while they
are available at a tax-free rate.
Having your home pre-
pared for the event of an
emergency that may result in
a power failure will not only
prevent injury, but will help
protect your food supplies
and your property from fur-
ther damage.
Have your disaster kit
put together and available for
quick access, should you be
forced to leave your home. It
may be a good idea to keep a
kit in the car should you have
to evacuate directly from work
or vacation. Call 850/763-
6587 for more details.
Items which are included
in the tax free holiday:
Items $20 or less:
Any portable self-powered
light source
Battery-powered flash-
Battery-powered lanterns
Gas-powered lanterns
Items $25 or less:
Any gas or diesel fuel con-

/FREE Real Estate Tours\
A good introduction to local real estate markets without VFW Post
the pressure of a one-on-one appointment with a Realtor. U 0

Tours leave from Anchor offices and last approx. 1 hour.
Wednesday 3 p.m. ET St. George Island Fridays 3 p.m. ET Carrabelle
Thursday 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET) Mexico Beach Saturdays 3 p.m. ET Apalachicola
Thursday 3 p.m. ET Cape San Bias

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Items $30 or less:
Batteries, including re-
chargeable (listed sizes only)
Coolers (food storage, non
Ice Chests (food storage;
non electrical)
First Aid Kits (always tax
exempt regardless of sales
Items $50 or less:
Radios (self-powered or
Two-way radios (self-pow-
ered or battery-powered)
Weather band radios (self-
powered or battery-powered)
Tarpaulins (tarps)
Flexible waterproof sheet-
ing (visqueen)
Ground anchor systems
Tie-down kits
Items $750 or less:
Portable generator that
will be used to provide light
or communications, or to pre-
serve perishable food in the
event of a power outage due to
a hurricane.
As per the Florida Legisla-
ture, shipping costs, handling
charges and gross receipts
fees are considered a part of
the selling price. Certain store
coupons and discounts will re-
duce the sales price. Rebates
are after-sale reductions and
cannot be used in setting the
exempt sales price. See mer-
chant for details.

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Ladies Auxiliary News

At its May meeting, the
John C. Gainous Post 10069
Ladies Auxiliary installed new
officers for the ensuing year.
Former Auxiliary President,
Angel Moody, conducted the
ceremony. The new officers
were: Nancy Jo Garlin, presi-
dent; Karen Taylor, senior vice
president; Ginny Seefeldt,
junior vice president; Betty
Rudd, treasurer; Nancy Calen-
dine, secretary; Carolyn Gro-
leau, chaplain; Jackie Gon-
salves, conductress; Barbara
Brown, guard; Karen Hanson,
patriotic instructor; Ginny
Seefeldt, third-year trustee;
Teresa Lowry, second-year

Apalachicola 800 624-3964
Apalachicola 800 784-1342
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Eastpoint. 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
St. George Island 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717
Panama City 850 265-2970

Miller Interior Schulze Bayview The Caramel Bay Bayfront
155 Carl King Avenue, Lanark Village !, 110 Indiana Sureei, Lanark Village U. LIS. Highway 98. Eastpoint
Directions: from Anchor's Carrabelle directionss : from Carrabelle Anchor \ directions: entrance to Gramercy is just
office, travel east on Hwy. 98 to Lanark Office continue on Hwy. 98 for approxi- east of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 98. (Meet sales
Village, turn left on Spring Street to Elm mently 4 miles. Home is on the left side agent at guard gate office for an escort to
Street, then left on Carl King Street. of highway. Look for balloons! house).
Darling two bedroom, two bath home in a This custom built 4BR waterview home on Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
great neighborhood. Close to boat ramp, 3 lots comes with additional ready-to- 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
and well kept. MLS# 105736. build 2 lots. MLS#105792. Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
Call Allyn Jasper at 850 899-0582. Call Brenda Reese at 850 508-9808. Traditions, LLC. MLS#103223.
Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054 or
Hall Bell at 850 899-9694.
/ a 4)# #5 75- $399,000# .6)
.$475,00O $399,00

Island Sound Bayfront .7, Brown/Russell Historic ." Pailet Interior
220 Gramercy Planm. Bhd., Eastpoinmu 92 1l th Street, Apalachicola 258 Sandlemood Bhd., Cape San Bias
Directions: on Hwy. 98 just past the vDpirections: from Apalachicola Anchor directions: from Apalachicola Anchor
intersection of State Road 65. office travel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right Office, continue west on Hwy. 98 for
P.-.,itfdl I r.e reI' Bayfront four bedroom, on to Fourteenth St. Look for balloons! approx. 8 miles. Take slight left onto CR-
four and one-half bath home in Gramercy Classic example of a great Apalachicola 30W for 12.5 miles. Turn left onto CR-
Plantatiot, Wrap around balcony and eleva- home! Completely remodeled inside and 30E, travel approx. 6 miles, turn right on
tor, Ml'M0598, (Meet gales agent in out, recent roof, electrical, plumbing, split Sandlewood, fourth house on right.
i* ff0 r In e orr to honue). A/C and sits on 1 1/2 lots! Comes fully fur- Gulf and bay deeded access. Terrific home
Call Gvtywt Shepsrd at 850 653-6718. nished (some exclusions). MLS#105170. with storage for expansion. MLS#105627.
Call Jim Colagrossi at 850 899-3277. Call Christy Thompson 850 596-9155.

trustee; Jackie Gonsalves,
first-year trustee.
The men and women of.
the Post were honored to have
Frank Kenny, CFP of the Flor-
ida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
as well as Sheriff Dalton Up-
church present at our meet-
ing. The VFW Post presented
Sheriff Upchurch with a check
for $500 as a donation to the
Youth Ranches. The Auxiliary
voted to make a donation of
$200 to this worthy cause.
The Post received a great
big pat on the back from their
team captain:,, Ginny Seefeldt,
for their participation in the
American Cancer Society Re-
lay for Life. Members walked
over 130 miles and donated
more than $2800. They look
forward to next year.
The Post kicked things
off with a Wednesday, May 25,
2005 Burger night, with all
proceeds benefiting Relay for
Life 2006.
May was a busy month.
The Ladies Auxiliary sold pop-
pies on May 28 around town.
The men and women of the
Post placed flags at the cem-
etery on Sunday, May 29, and
the Post conducted a Memo-
rial Service at the City Hall on
Memorial Day, May 30 at 11

Benjamin Ryan Forrest and Meagan LeAnn Morris

Morris and Forrest to Wed
Ann Mbrris of Robert C. and Betty Rish of

Wewahitchka wishes to an-
nounce the upcoming mar-
riage of her daughter, Meagan
LeeAnn Morris and Benjamin
Ryan Forrest.
Meagan is the daughter of
the late Charles (Buddy) Mor-
ris and the granddaughter of

Ryan is the son of Cindy
Doughty of Dothan and the
grandson of the late Sidney
Howze and Inez Millines of
A private June wedding is

Bay St. Joseph Care and

Beth Burch, Admission/
Marketing Coordinator and
Beth Carson, Social Services,
attended the Health Fair on
Thursday, May 12 at Lake Al-
ice Park in Wewahitchka. With
the recent events concerning
living wills, they thought it
would be a public service to
have these forms available.
No one likes to think of mak-
ing these kinds of decisions at
the end of life, which is why it
is so important to make those
life decisions now.
Bay St. Joseph would like
to congratulate the Class of
2005. "Grad Bags" were de-
livered to Port St. Joe High
School and Wewahitchka High

Center News
There was a job fair at
the facility on May 20 and 21.
There are exciting, positive
changes occurring at Bay St.
Joe. The staff wants only the
best people to care for "The
Greatest Generation."
Bay St. Joseph knows
their nurses are the best and
they were honored during
Nurse's Week with lunches,
breakfast, goodie bags, candy
and fruit baskets.
From June 9 through
June 15, there will be some-
thing special for the super
certified nursing assistants.
The week-long celebration will
begin by honoring them in a
presentation ceremony.

Glisson Family Reunion
The 29th annual Glisson Family Reunion and the 11 th Re-
union of the 244th Port Company of the 459th Battalion will be
held on Saturday, June 4, at Sunland Environmental Park in
Everyone is invited to attend. Please bring your favorite cov-
ered dish to share.
For further information, you n ay cUintact Jeanette Wood-
ham at 850 592-2685 or Winton Glisson at 863 533-4409. *t

Peacock Family Reunion
The 24th annual reunion of the Peacock Family Associa-
tion of the South will be held in Lake Mary at the Marriott Lake
Mary, July 22 24.
All Peacocks, Peacock descendants and Peacock kin are
urged to attend this first-ever Florida reunion to learn more
about your ancestors.
This Association is searching especially for descendants of:
Samuel I, II, III, John and Nancy, John, Thomas, Williams, Rob-
ert, Henry, Levi, Alfred, Jesse, David, Asa, Abraham, Moulton,
Washington Hamilton, Archibad, Uriah, Louis C. and Michael
For more information, contact Don Peacock, membership
chairman at 817-270-1414, Lake Ridge Drive, Azle, Tex, 76020,
or email donpeacock@aol.com.

Lost Dog Found in Mexico Beach

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A young Doberman Pin-
scher/Labrador mix with a
choke chain and flea collar
was found on Highway 98 in
Mexico Beach last weekend.
Please call 648-5424 to
claim the animal.

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ntorthwrtottOnfff-Wy,9p-Z15 sour, jlmnr
fight on Jifyef Linei, tlsmst right oft Atger
Avenue, 5ofect desdttn,& in drivew ay,
tilttiitdil bJieI~IItc h141fs)(2000 ont low poki
with farutpsiuc.gulf jl 'i&-s.No dirts tr~ij(,
Exrengive~Idrpuggrin.~u lu
Isomesirm, 11,S10,566i.
Call Ann Mazzanovich 850 340-0563.

8608 Highway 98, Beacon Hill
I m. .idon: I.,rn the St. Joe Beach office
travel northwest on Hwy. 98 for approx-
imately 3 miles. Home is on Hwy. 98.
Bimipnifil opre ltlor plan home on the hill
with grear view, New kitchen cabinets,
Double sink andl ...... .i. ..i I..i b, ath.
Patio door in masto r jpens to front deck.
Attic storag. MLS/104901.
(all Mary Flack at 850-832-5264.

-. y Wyble Interior
\ 242 William Way, Mexico Beach
Directions: from Mexico Beach office
travel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
21st St., right on Paradise Path, left on
Nanook Road, right on Lalla Lane, right
on William Way. House is on corner.
Incredible custom built home, Andersen
windows, huat pump. Cottage on adjacent
lot womes separately. MLS#104368.
Call Carolyn Holman at 850 867-0371.

Your family is an important part of our family.

Your electric cooperative is very interested in your family. Families keep our
community growing and strong. We do everything in our power to create an
environment beneficial to families and businesses alike.

We're your electric cooperative, and we take care of our member owners.

PGulf Coast
Electric Cooperative
A "iToii:stone Enerag,'* Cipnrative ?i__
800-568-3667 or 800-333-9392

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The 2004-2005 school
year is over, and summer
promises a little over two
months of rest for students,
planning for administration,
and busy holiday time for
most parents and grandpar-
ents. The first day of school
for 2005-2006 is Monday,
Aug. 8, and Orientation will be
Thursday, Aug. 4.
Please be sure that the
registration of your child (chil-
dren) is complete so that we
may adequately plan classes
and order supplies. There
are openings in most of the
Elementary and Junior High
Classes, and, because we add-
ed a classroom, in four-year
Kindergarten. The other Kin-
dergarten classes are full, but
we urge you to put your child's
name on a waiting list.
The summer office hours
will be from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. Monday through Friday.
You may register or pick up
your child's test results dur-
ing those times.
Last Friday was Awards
Day for grades one through
four. Each class presented
short renditions of songs,
Bible verses, poems and pa-
triotic writings for their par-
ents before receiving their re-
Homework Heroes of the
Elementary School were Reid
Kennedy, Taylor Matincheck,
Kaleb Hamm, Ty Royal, Coy
Burke, Marcel Duarte, Allen
Davis, Justin Cothran, Abagail
Davie and Chase Royal. These
students did not miss a single
homework assignment during
the entire year, and their par-
ents signed their homework
pads each day. This is quite a
feat for both student and par-
Students who were rec-
ognized for good sportsman-
ship on the playground were
Chad Quinn, Taylor Matin-
check, J.R. Lanier, Caitlin
Godwin, Christian Laine, Al-
len Davis, Weston Sarmiento,

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ith Christian School
and Hayden Renshaw. Weston
Sarmiento was the only Perfect
Attendance Award recipient.
The Citizenship Award
is given to the students who
most exemplify Christ-like
conduct in the classroom to-
ward their fellow students
and to the teacher. This year's
awards went to Kyle Bouing-
ton and Emma Beightol in
grade one, to J.R. Lanier and
Elisha Vereen in grade two, to
Loren Costin, Christian Laine,
and Allen Davis in grade three,
and to Justin Cothran and Ab-
agail Davis in grade four.
All the students were pre-
sented with their report cards
and their Certificates of Pro-.
This has been a wonder-
ful year at Faith Christian, and
thanksgiving is in order for
our students, parents, teach-
ers, staff, and administration
for their hard work, faithful-
ness, and love for children.
God has richly blessed us,
and we thank Him first of all.
Students in grade four
who scored 85 percent or bet-
ter on their, achievement test
and had a yearly average of 90
or more in all their subjects
were awarded the gold Presi-
dential Educational Excellence
Award. They were Mary Caitlin
Bouington, Abagail Davis and
Hayden Renshaw. Those who
scored in one or the other of
these categories were awarded
the silver Presidential Educa-
tional Achievement Award.
These awards went to Justin
Cothran, Daniel Jones, Chase
Royal, and Weston Sarmiento.
"I thank my God upon
every remembrance of you, al-
ways in every prayer of mine
for you all making request
with joy, for your fellowship in
the gospel from the first day
until now; being confident of
this very thing, that He which
hath begun a good work in
you will perform it until the
day of Jesus Christ:" Philip-
plans 1:3-6

Summer Food Service Program

The West Florida Re- color, sex, disability, age or
source Conservation and national origin during sum-
Development Council, Inc. mer vacation when school
(RC&DC) and the Gulf County breakfasts and lunches are
United Community Develop- not available. All children 18
ment, Inc. Will be participating years old and younger, if open
in the Summer Food Service site, are eligible for meals at
Program during the months of no charge and there will be no
May through August. discrimination in the course
Nutritionally balanced of the meal service. The pro-
meals will be provided to all grams are only approved for
children regardless of race, geographical areas of need

Safe Sleeping A

By Stacy C. Treglown
Are you one of those par-
ents who think all baby toys
are cute, and your infant just
needs to have all those frilly
pillows and a down comfort-
er? You just have to purchase
the entire bed ensemble for
your infant's crib includ-
ing matching bumpers, pillow
shams, dangling musical mo-
bile and coordinated diaper
bag that affixes to the crib.
Well, believe me you're not
alone since every new parent
wants the best for their new-
born and of course it all has to
match. My husband labels me
a "marketer's dream" since I
too am guilty of being one of

"those" parents who loves to
color coordinate and acces-
Did you realize that once
baby comes home and is laid
in their crib, all those costly
must haves and matching ac-
cessories wind up coming out
of the crib? It seems the only
things we need for our infant's
crib is a firm mattress, a tight
fitting sheet, and our beauti-
ful bundle of joy. You see baby
is safest when placed on their
backs, in a safety approved
crib, with no loose comfort-
ers and/or baby blankets, no
toys, pillows,- stuffed animals
or any other smothering ob-
jects. What was cute and we

Davida Byrd Scholarship
The Davida Byrd Scholar- Byrd, daughter of David and
ship Foundation will award a Lois Byrd. The foundation.
scholarship for the 2005-2006 now has over 100 members,
academic year in mid-July.- and a host of unwavering sup-
The foundation will also
celebrate their ten year an- porters.
niversary. DBSF was estab- The foundation continues
lished in 1995 by Taylor Jen- to work vigorously to assist
kins in memory of Davida L. youths in North Port St. Joe.

Final Band Booster Meeting

The Port St. Joe Band
Boosters will meet at 6 p.m.
EDT on Monday, June 6, in
44-1- A -- -

me bana room.
This will be the final meet-
ing before the start of school
and it is very important that
we have good participation.

4-H Summer Camp 2005
Join us for a fun filled Office. Spaces will be filled on vin, Extension Agent 4-H and
week at 4-H Camp Timpooch- a first-come, first-serve basis. Family and Consumer Scienc-
ee June 27 July 1. The first 50 youth to register es, University of Florida/IFAS
Typical camp activities will receive a camp scholar- Extension--Gulf County, PO
include canoeing, swimming, ship to reduce the cost. Space Box 250 200 N. 2nd Street,

ores ing, en re a n-is filling fast. If you have a Wewahitchka, FL 32465; or
marine lab and more. This question about 4-H or 4-H call the Extension Office at
cm is for outnih a es 8-13 Camp, write to Mildred K. Mel- 639-3200 or 229-2909.

uo.up y g .
Ages 14-18 are considered
camp counselors and must at-
tend training.
The main purpose of the
4-H camping program is to
help members develop life
skills in a fun and safe out-
door environment, ultimately
enriching their total personal
development. The "education'
location is changed to include
forests, fields, water courses
and other natural and man-
made phenomena. Camp-
ing utilizes the resources of
natural surroundings to help
participants attain life skills
in interpersonal' communica-
tions, group living, personality
development and leadership.
The camp setting provides a
unique learning environment
in which mental,' physical,
social and spiritual growth is
This year's theme is "Sur-
vivor." Registration forms and
packets are available from
your county agent. Please call
the Extension office at (850)
639-3200 or 229-2909 to re-
ceive a registration packet
from your County Extension


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Summer feeding sites that
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just needed to have, becomes
a suffocating nightmare for
our infant. A firm mattress
is required"because it pre-
vents your infant from getting
trapped between the bed, the
wall, or the crib frame ren-
dering your infant helplessly
unable to breathe. A loose
sheet could be a tangling de-
vice causing suffocation, so
tight-fitting crib sheets are re-
Of course, I would be re-
miss if I did not mention that
infants should never sleep in
an adult's bed. Babies suf-
focate when sleeping on soft
surfaces, or can roll off the
bed resulting in injury. The
safest place for babies to sleep
is in their own cribs. Staying
close to your child while be-
ing placed in a bassinet or his

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Site, Kenney's Road, May 26
through August, 4, with the
service beginning at noon and
ending at 1:15 p.m. The local
point of contact for the Gulf
County Summer Food Pro-
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(229-9569) or Mrs. Amy Rog-
ers (229-8515).


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is strongly encouraged. You
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Which brings me to another
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who believe that they and baby
will sleep better in the same
bed i.e., easier access, you can
monitor breathing etc. Though
this is great reasoning, it is,
however potentially danger-
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a parent accidentally rolling
over on them, getting trapped
under a pillow etc.
Believe me, when an ex-
hausted parent finally gets to
fall into a deep sleep (once
baby is asleep) why have that
extra worry?

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Forgotten Gardening

by Kay Kelley
Just about everybody I
know, including myself, has
a yard with a spot in it that
holds water after a heavy rain.
In our sandy soils the water
never stays long, it evaporates
and drains within a couple of
days. As a matter of irony I
flunked a landscape exam on
Grading and Drainage a few
years ago, so ever since I have
been hyper aware of questions
about Grading and Drain-
age. After a while I got better
(and passed the exam) at solv-
ing problems of Grading and
Drainage. And then, just as I
was getting good, I found out
that Grading and Drainage is
a good idea gone bad.
It seems that we have be-
come so efficient in the engi-
neering of water drainage, we
have created a monster.

My grandmother's town
had paved streets, curbed ev-
erywhere, and storm drains
with grates over them on ev-
ery block. The rain would
wash everything clean, and I
watched leaves and litter and
pollen wash down those storm
drains in both trickles and
torrents. Eventually the gut-
ters would clog up in places
and the water would back up
in the streets, and my cousins
and I would swirl up little oil
rainbows with a stick.
I got a little older and
made the connection between
the storm drains and ditches
and creeks and rivers and
oceans, and the whole idea
seemed to work pretty well.
While I was in college, though,
there were two separate dev-
astating incidences of flood-
ing in which multiple people

lost their lives, all within a
hundred miles of my little
mountain school. I felt terribly
sorry for the loss of life, but
I couldn't comprehend why
people would choose to live in
floodplains or below dams.
It didn't dawn on me until
years later that a major build-
ing boom in the nearby city
might have finally channeled
enough water into the drains
and ditches and creeks to
push new highs, and houses
decades old were swept away.
Maybe that same force of
channeled water ripped that
dam down and flooded the
bible college below.
It all makes me wonder
whether I'm doing right by
solving problems of Grading
and Drainage when perhaps I
should be extolling the virtues
of rain gardens.

A rain garden is a good-
sized sunken area of the yard
which holds water in a very
shallow 'pond' until it drains
into the ground and evapo-
rates. It is planted, or allowed
to grow naturally, with ground-
covers, perennials, shrubs,
vines, and or trees that can
handle wet feet. It needs to
be shallow and drain quickly
so it won't breed mosquitoes,
and there is formula for figur-
ing out how big a rain garden
should be to hold the water
from a certain square footage.
Its purpose is to contain the
rain on the ground it falls on,
instead of letting it drain off
into the creeks.
We on the coastal plain

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celebration of the student's
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have their own band and
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car accident last year.
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class reunion. The evening
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Micah Peak.
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have so many shallow back-
yard wells to service our irri-
gation, it would seem that sav-
ing the rainwater to drain into
our piece of ground would be
a goal, thus replenishing our
underground aquifers. We
may share our aquifer with no
one, or with a thousand neigh-
bors, but no one charges us
for that well water and we are
mighty grateful when it holds
up through a long drought.
Most yards are left with
natural low areas that hold
water, thus my Grading and
Drainage experience. My
heavy mower bogs down in
these spots religiously during
rainy weather, and leaves big
ugly mud tracks through the

rest of the yard. If I would just
turn those areas to my advan-
tage and plant rain gardens, I
would have less to mow.
Incorporating rain gar-
dens into residential and
commercial landscape design
is being looked at seriously
by governments on the local,
state and federal levels. As our
society becomes ever more ef-
ficient at learning to dig a hole,
and fill it back in, it might not
be long before we are leaning
to undo the success of storm
water engineering, even in our
own backyards.
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Opinions? Contact me at

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 2, 2005 5B

APRIL 5, 2005
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in emer-
gency session with the following mem-
bers present: Chairman Nathan Peters.
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L. McLemore.
and Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Bill

Williams, and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky
Norris. Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts, Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens. Building
Official Brad Bailey, Building Inspector
Lee Collinsworth, Emergency Management
Director R. Larry Wells. Human Resources

Director Denise Manuel. Assistant
Planner Andrew Rowell. Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee, T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett. Sheriff Dalton Upchurch. and
Sheriffs Office Major Mike Harrison.
Chairman Peters called the meeting
to order at 5:01 p.m., C.D.T.


V. Case No.: 05-148CA
TO: John Doe, et al.
whose residence is unknown
if he/she/they be living; and
if he/she/they be dead, the
unknown Defendants who may
be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors.
creditors, trustees and all par-
ties claiming an interest by.
through, or under or against
the Defendants, who are know
known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title, or inter-
est in the property described
an action for Quiet Title, has
been filed against you regarding
the property located at 6779.
Highway 71, Wewahitchka,
Gulf County, Florida, and more
fully described as follows:
Commence at the
Southwest comer of
Section 11, Township 7
South, Range 10 West.
Gulf County, Florida,
thence run North
8558'13" East 1492
feet to the Point of
Beginning: thence run
North 8652'17" East
131 feet; thence run
North 0233'39" West
444.00 feet; thence run
South 8652'17" West
131.00 feet; thence run
South 02'33'39" East
444.00 to the Point of
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to this action on Mel
Magidson, Jr., Petitioner's attor-
ney. whose address is 528 Sixth
Street. Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, on or before June 16,
2005, and file the original with
the clerk of this court at Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street. Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
DATED this 16th day of May,
By: Barbara Baxter

Deputy Clerk
Publish May 19. 26. June 2,
& 9, 2005
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of City Commissioners of
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
is considering three requests
for variance as follows:
Owners request to be
allowed to place a utility
building five-feet within
the side and rear setbacks
(variance of five feet on
both side and rear) at
2009 Marvin Avenue, of
the City of Port St. Joe,
Owners request to be
allowed to replace current
aboveground pool and site
new in-ground pool within
ten-feet of rear setback
(ten foot variance on rear)
at 2005 Marvin Avenue,
of the City of Port St. Joe,
Owners request to be
allowed to place an in-
ground pool and patio
within 16-feet (9-foot vari-
ance) of his rear property
line at 3511 Garrison
Avenue, of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida.
Final consideration of said
requests will be given at the
Regular Meeting of the Board
of City Commissioners of Port
St. Joe, held June 7, 2005, at
6:00 p.m., EST in Commission
Chambers, Second Story of Port
St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd.
All interested parties are invited
to attend and to be heard. Any
person who decides to appeal
any decision made by the board
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at said meeting will
need a record of the proceed-
ings, 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 Committee of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida will
provide a verbatim record of
this meeting.
needing special accommo-
dations to participate in this
proceedings should contact
in advance, Carol Davis, City
of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261
ext 222.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis,
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish May 26 & June 2.
BID NO. 0405-21
The Gulf County Board of
C.:-un(A Commissioners will

receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following
Financing of a Ferrara
Intruder II 77' Aerial
Quint in the amount
of $249,000.00.
Financing will be for a
term of five (5) years,
with first payment
due one (1) year after
establishment of loan,
and loan proceeds
must be received by
August, 2005.
Please indicate on the envelope
this is a SEALED BID, and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until
Friday, June 24, 2005 at 5:00
p.m. E.T., at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Room 148, Port St. Joe. FL
32456, and the bids will be
opened at this location on
Monday, June 27, 2005 at
10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
By: /f/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L.
Norris, Clerk
Ad #2005-032
Publish: May 26 & June 2,
BID NO. 0405-22
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
Ambulance Billing/
Run Report/Aggregate
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_6113.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to Gulf
County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin at (850) 229-8002.
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, June
3, 2005. Bids will be opened
at this location on Monday,
June 6, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.,
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.

Ad #2005-033
Publish: May 26 & June 2,
Joan Powell Taylor
File NO. 05-24PR
Division Probate
The administration of the
estate of Joan Powell Taylor,
deceased, whose date of death
was and whose
Social Security Number is __
__ is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is 1000 Cecil Costin
Rd. Port St. Joe, FL'32456. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the
decedent and other person hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
The date of first publication
of this notice is June 2. 2005.
Personal Representative:
George 0. Bailey, Jr.
P.O. Box 782
Apalachicola, FL 32329
Attorneys for Personal
Barbara Sanders,
Attorney at Law
80 Market Street
Apalachicola. FL 32320
Telephone (850) 653-8976
Fl,nrid [ Bar N.,. 442178
Publlin June 2 c, 9 2005

Emergency Management Director
Wells introduced two representatives from
the State. Jim Helms and Randy Bartell.
and stated that they cannot perform a dam-
age assessment until the water recedes.
He reported that the water is projected
to remain in Howard Creek until Sunday
(April 10th). Upon inquiry by Chairman
Peters, Sheriff Upchurch reported that they
have closed the river to recreational traf-
fic due to wake problems. Upon inquiry
by Chairman Peters, Sheriff Upchurch
also reported that the water has leveled
off in Wewahitchka. but it is still ris-
ing in Howard Creek. Wewahitchka City
Manger Don Minchew appeared before the
Board to discuss the need for more drink-
ing water for residents. Commissioner
McLemore reported that a 6,000-gallon
water truck is located at the Howard Creek
Fire Department for residents. Upon inqui-
ry by Commissioner McLemore. Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
there are feeding units at Howard Creek and
at the Community Center in Wewahitchka.
He discussed collecting water from the
South end of the County, receiving three
pallets from Bay County, and four pallets
from the Salvation Army. He reported
that he has a request in for M.R.E.'s for
Howard Creek residents. Commissioner
McLemore discussed his concerns regard-
ing mosquitos, and recommended that the
County begin spraying. After discussion,
Jason Flowers, of the Gulf County Health
Department, appeared before Board to
report that there is a "boil water" notice
for well-water residents that are affected by
the flood, and stated that water test kits are




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available at the Health Department. Upon
inquiry by Chairman Peters. Senior Citizens
Association Director Sandy Lieberman
appeared before the Board to report that
"Meals on Wheels" is still delivering. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner McLemore,
Building Official Bailey reported that there
are 60-65 homes with water inside. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Williams, Building
Official Bailey stated that the survey was
done from Magnolia Lodge to Howard Creek.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Traylor.
Building Official Bailey discussed homes
that may have damage to the foundation
even though water did not get into homes.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Peters. Chief
Administrator Butler discussed surveying
various locations, and stated that Building
Official Bailey and Building Inspector
Collinsworth were in Howard Creek today
assessing the damage. Commissioner
Traylor discussed his concerns regarding
communication between Sheriff Upchurch,
Emergency Management Director Wells,
and Wewahitchka City Manager Minchew.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to allow the
Sheriff to temporarily be over the E.O.C.,
until the Board can address this matter
on a permanent basis. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion for discus-
sion. Commissioner Williams reported that
he has received no protocol, instruction or
delivery system during the flooding. He
discussed that a "Needs Assessment" was
not done, and Emergency Management
Director Wells has been unable to pro-
vide data he has requested from previous
floods. Upon his inquiry. Sheriff Upchurch
stated that this data will be provided to

him If Emergency Management is placed
under his control. Commissioner Williams
also reported that he has requested a list/
schedule of volunteers and services, but has
not received it. Emergency Management
Director Wells discussed the history of
Civil Defense/Emergency Management (the
program was previously under the Sheriff),
and the changes that have been mandated
since 9-11. Upon inquiry about the State
of Emergency request, Mr. Helms discussed
the damage threshold that must be met
to be eligible for a Federal Emergency
Declaration. After further discussion
by Wewahitchka City Manager Minchew
regarding inaccurate river readings and
press releases, the motion passed 3 to 2.
with Chairman Peters and Commissioner
Barnes voting no.
There being no further discus-
sion, and upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, the meeting did then adjourn at
6:26 p.m., C.D.T.

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The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to consider adop-
tion of an Ordinance which will approve the Port St. Joe Marina Planned Unit Development.
The title of the Ordinance is as follows:


A public hearing on the Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at City
of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall
located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writ-
ing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearing will
not be recorded, but may be filmed and taped. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made
during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim
record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wish-
es to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext.



The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local governments as an
incentive for the creation of local housing partnership, to expand production of and preserve
affordable housing, and to increase housing related employment.
Gulf County and its agent The Gulf County Community Development Corporation have'
been approved to receive funding under Florida's State Housing Initiatives Partnership
Program (SHIP) for the Fiscal Year 2005 2006 in the amount of $350,000. Pursuant to
Florida Statute 420.9075(3)(b), the availability of these funds must be advertised as follows:
Fiscal Year 2005 2006 (1 July 2005 30 June 2006).

Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity for the fiscal year is as follows:

Housing Rehabilitation $157,500 Very Low & Low Income
Purchase Assistance: $153,000 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
(Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance, & Land Acquisition)
Home Ownership Counseling $ 4,500 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income

At a minimum thirty (30%) per cent of the funds allocated for each strategy/activity will benefit the very
low and low income families.

The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:

Very Low Income
Low Income
Moderate Income



3 4
19,450 21,600
31,100 34,550
46,680 51,840

5 6
23,350 25,050
37,300 40,100
56,040 60,120



The maximum cost per unit for eligible housing benefiting from a SHIP award for purchase of an Existing
Homes and New Built Homes is $189,682. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE,
REHABILITATE, OR REPAIR MOBILE HOMES! SHIP funds may be used to purchase Department
of Community Affairs (DCA) approved manufactured homes.


Purchase Assistance (Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance, and Land Acquisition)
shall be first qualified/first served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating lender.
Owner-financing is not allowed as a means of financing.

Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.


Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP leverage.
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of funds targeted to very low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 67-37, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable.

Program Income and Recaptured Program Funds will be utilized consistent with the applicant selection
criteria, strategies and income eligibility, as approved.

Assistance, Closing Cost and Land Acquisition) will be available beginning (8:00 A.M. (EST)/
7:00 A.M (CST) JULY 11, 2005 at Board of County Commissioners meeting room, R.M. Moore
Administration Building, courthouse complex located in Port Saint Joe.

APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION will be available beginning 8:00 A.M.
(EST)/ 7:00 A.M. (CST) July 11, 2005 and ending July 22, 2005 at 5:00 P.M. (EST) / 4:00 P.M. (CST),

the Board of County Commissioners meeting room, R. M. Moore Administration Building 4:00 P.M.
(EST) courthouse complex located in Port Saint Joe.

Publish May 26 and June 2, 2005

The local SHIP contact person is Dannie Bolden. 229-7986. Publish June 2, 2005

1402 Hwy 98-Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(Cell) 850-527-2560 (Office) 800-239-4959

9osefph Of er eter

is offering a


Certified Nursing Assistance Class

every month at our facility
located at

220 Ninth Street

Port St. Joe, Florida

For those interested in an exciting career in the Medical Field,
Call foy, details to Carol fJan Beatty LPN @ 850-229-8244 x 115
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Publish June 2, 2005

The local SHIP contact person is Dannie Bolden, 229-7986.



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Wewahitchka Church of Christ Vacation Bible School

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ, locat-
ed at 2241 Highway 71, invites you to come
join the fun. Bring your children and invite
your friends to Vacation Bible School. Our
theme this year is "All Things Bright and Beau-
tiful." Instead of the week-long VBS the church
will conduct classes over five consecutive Sat-
urdays, starting on June 4th, 2005. The fol-
lowing is a list of subjects for each Saturday:
June 4: The Heavens Teach God's Design
June 11lth: The Earth Teaches Steward-
June 18: The Ocean Teaches Obedience
June 25: The Animals Teach God's Provi-
July 2: The Human Body Teaches Unity
Vacation Bible School times are 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. Central.
Have fun learning about God and the Bible

How Is Your Faith?
We are to wait faithfully when praying
For all our wants and needs.
Many times prayers are not answered be-
cause they are asked for greed.
Zechariah and Elizabeth served God many
years '
And wanted to have a son.
After much prayer and faithfulness to God,
He finally gave them one.
Abraham and Sarah also had a son
When they were old.
They waited faithfully for God to fulfill
What He had told.
These people had doubts the same
As you and me.
Their faithfulness to God was strong,
That's why He let these things be.
How does your faith measure up,
Is it even close to these?
I think not, but it could be
If we stayed more on our knees.
-Billy Johnson
You're amongg friends at
S Oak Grove Assembly oGod1
David.?A. ernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 50-229-6271
613 Madlson Street PortSt.Joe. fC

Scheme or services
dai "Wednesda
School 9:45am Mid'WHeekMeal 5:OOpm
7'Worship 10:45a Mid'WeekBible Study 6:15pm
the Move 10:45am .Minstrv In .ceton 6:15pm
Cross Tralning youth 6:15pm
.Men'so Mnistry Monday- 6:30pm
Ladies M.nistry Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise & Worship reaching the Pure Word

by hearing Bible stories presented by puppets
and Bible storytellers, doing crafts and playing
games based on that day's subject.

Club VBS: Beach Blast at Beach Baptist
Beach Baptist Chapel invites all children
age four through grade six to join us for Club
VBS: Beach Blast. Get ready for an awesome
adventure that is too good to miss. Every day
will include an exciting Worship Rally. Then
kids will surf through adventure-filled Bible
stories, create wonderful beach crafts, taste
delicious beach snacks and surf into creative
We are happy to offer this "once-in-a-life-
time" opportunity to every child in our commu-
nity. We have trained a fine team of lifeguards
(teachers, that is!) for this incredible adven-
ture. Our focus will be "Celebrating God's
Club VBS: Beach Blast will be held at
Beach Baptist Chapel, 311 Columbus Ave., St.
Joe Beach on June 13-17. We'll begin each day
at 6 p.m. EST and end at 8:30 p.m.
For more information, please call 647-
3950 or 227-7380. Transportation is available.
Come and have a blast on the beach

Freaky Friday Kids Night
First United Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach will be holding Freaky Friday Kids Night
out, every Friday from 6-9 p.m. CDT. There
will be games, crafts and food. Everyone is
invited to attend. Please call Cheryl Glennon
for more information, 340-0748.

Beach Blast at Highland View Baptist
Come enjoy a week of Beach Blast fun at
Highland View Baptist Church's Vacation Bible
School. Lots of fun planned for ages 4 thru 18.
Beach Blast will be held nightly, June 6 thrh
the 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
A Beach Blast Off party will be held at the
church on Wednesday, June 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wear your swimsuit and join the fun, games,
water slide and yummy food.

Sunday Dinner at New Bethel
Dinners will be served at New Bethel AME
Church on Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m. until
2 p.m. for a donation of $6.
The menu is baked ham, fried chicken, rice,
gravy, collard greens, sweet potato casserole,
cornbread, cake and tea.
To place an order, please call 229-6179.
You may eat in or take out dinners.
The church is located at 146 Ave C.

Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 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. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
KCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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

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

The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

Worship-Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study-Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday-Prayer andBible Study at 6:30p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00p.m.
\ AU Times are EST

Dan Rhodes

Ministerof MiYouth
Deborah Loylas

Jesus is Lord an He is waiting

T Aigblanb viet aptWt Q urab
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Mike Westbrook,

Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

9:45 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
S5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

The Catholic Church of Gulf County

Welcomes You

St. Joseph
20th &rMonument
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

Adult School
11:00 a.m. o -
*Sunday School 0 o/
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv.
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

( ffaid of Jkiemc eadc
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SidiyWnskhipSemes: 9:00 a.m. CST
SodaytShdl: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico lech united Methodist (hirch
RN.uTim PornimO
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Melba C. Nedley Brown
Melba C. Nedley Brown, 80, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Monday, May 30, at Emer-
ald Shores Health and Rehabilitation in Calla-
way, following a lengthy illness. After enjoying
many wonderful years of climbing most of the
lighthouses of the southeastern United States,
Melba has made her final climb toward light
Mrs. Brown was born in Port St. Joe on
December 5, 1924. She was a graduate of Port
St. Joe High School in 1942. Melba, as a young
teen bathing beauty, was asked to represent the
city of Port St. Joe in December of 1938, in the
Florida Constitutional Centennial Celebration
Parade. She is fondly remembered riding a
beautiful float of rolling gulf waves and leading
a magnificent team of three shimmering sail
She worked as a Secretary at Tyndall Air
Force Base during World War II and was Secre-
tary to the St. Joe Paper Company Mill Produc-
tion Manager following the War. She moved to
Bradenton for 23 years and returned to Port
St. Joe in 1978. She was a devoted member of
the First United Methodist Church of Port St.
Joe, the United Methodist Women, Altar Mis-
sions, and the St. Joseph Bay Belles Red Hat
She was preceded in death by her parents,
Ivory Carl Nedley and Mary Amanda Tucker
Nedley; husband Francis I. Brown; and sisters
Iva Mae Nedley Herring and Mary Kathleen
Nedley Eells.
She is survived by a son, Charles Gregory
Brown of Bradenton; one grandson, Charles
Gregory Brown, Jr. of Bradenton; one brother,
Robert E. Nedley and wife Charlotte of Port St.
Joe; five nieces, Judy Herring Williams and
husband Rick of St. Joe Beach, Carla Herring
Mathis and husband Chick of Niceville, Bar-
bara Eells of St. Joe Beach, Dolores Kathleen
Senn-Eells and husband Ruedi of Leutwil,
Switzerland, Patricia Nedley Williams and hus-
band Kip of Ranger, Ga.; five nephews, Rodney
Herring and wife Pamela of Port St. Joe, Bryon
Eells III and wife Janelle of Montegut, La., Mi-
chael Eells and wife Daphne of Gulf Breeze,
Phillip Nedley and wife Heather of Lakeland
and Paul Nedley of Port St. Joe.
Eight great nieces, Holly Herring Smith
and husband Justin of Wewahitchka, Mandy
Mathis Olson and husband Glenn of Johnson
City, Tenn., Alyson Williams Gerlach and hus-
band Justin of Port St. Joe, Lindsay Williams of
Panama City, Monica Eells Rodrique of Houma,
La., Leslie Eells Clement and husband Russell
of Houma, La., Jenny Perrin of Pensacola and
Angle Perrin Nall and husband Marshall of Se-
attle, Wash.; three great nephews, Gary Herring
and wife Shannon of Panama City Beach, Kevin
Mathis and wife Lori of Fort Walton Beach, and
Derek Eells of Pensacola; nine great-great niec-

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

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship. Apa orlachico na. a Ciy
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew -
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates family Life chu
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe' 229-LIFE (5433)

"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

es and four great-great nephews.
Special friends, Tina and Bill Mackley of
Sapphire, NC; Lora Doffort of Bradenton and
Mary Alice Lyons of Port St. Joe.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Brown will be
conducted on Friday June 3 at 10 a.m. EDT
at First United Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe with the Rev. Dan Rhodes and the Rev.
Jesse Evans officiating. Interment will follow
in Holly Hill Cemetery. The family will receive
friends on Thursday, June 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.
at First United Methodist Church in Port St.
Serving as active pallbearers are Phil Col-
lier, Ed Franklin, Justin Gerlach, Gary Her-
ring, Chris Mock, Mike Mock, Cliff Sanborn,
and Justin Smith.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory
of Mrs. Brown may be made to either Cove-
nant Hospice, 107 West 19th St., Panama City,
FL, 32405; First United Methodist Church,
P 0. Box 266, Port St. Joe, FL, 32457, or a
charity of your choice.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Brown will be
conducted by Southerland Family Funeral

Ronald Hale
Ronald Hale, 57, our beloved son, brother,
uncle and friend passed from this life Sunday,
May 29 at his home in Mexico Beach after a
courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born
November 11, 1947 to Edwin W. Hale and Lil-
lian Mehalich Hale in Tooele, Utah.
He attended school in Tooele and began
drilling water wells with his father. Ron owned
and operated several successful businesses
throughout his life. Ron served his country in
Viet Nam in the United States Marine Corp. Af-
ter returning home he married Chris Clawson.
He later divorced. Ron moved to South Car-
olina and Florida, where he fell in love with
the ocean and the South. He met and married
Debra Sutler who he later divorced.
Ron is survived by his father, Edwin (Cla-
rice) Hale; brother, Roger (Jana) Hale; nephew,
Eddie (Melani) Stone; Nieces, Jayci and Haylie
Hale; and nephew Zackary Hale.
He also leaves behind special friend Laurie
Lowe, and many, many friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his mother,
Lillian and sister, Sandra Hale Rasmussen. A
sunset memorial service will be held on the
beach Friday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. CST, across
from the Beacon Hill Park in Mexico Beach. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 2012 A Lisenby Ave-
nue, Panama City, FL 32405 in Rod's memory.
Ron was larger than life and he lived
every day to the fullest. He is dearly loved and
will be sorely missed.

"A Reformed Voice
( in the Community"

t C Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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


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


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

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Building A Community Of

Faith, Hope & Love
Memorial Dayl..."Red, white, & blue these colors don't run." You've heard or seen those
words before. Over the years men & women have proven that to be true within our nation's
Armed Forces. I currently experience wonderful freedom because others knew that freedom
wasn't free.
Friend, your greatest ability today is your responsibility. Responsibility to carry on a faith-
ful heritage. Responsibility to help build a solid & sure foundation for those who come after
us. Responsibility to be people of faith, hope, & love. The Bible says, "faith, hope, & love...&
the greatest of these is love." Our red, white, & blue at her best is quite simply faith, hope, &
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe,FL For More Information Call 229-8691
Worship on Sunday: Bible Study on Sunday: Worship on Wednesday:
10:30am and 7:00pm 9:15am and 6:00pm 7:00pm

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Read Around Florida

The 2005 Florida Youth
Program (FLYP) will start at
the Port St. Joe Public Library
on Tuesday, June 7 at 2 p.m.
ET, and run through July 12.
The program is for K through
fourth grade, is free, and will
be lots of fun. Crafts, music,
lots of stories and refresh-

ments will be served.
Panther Read On, Water
Wonders, Animals Galore, Pi-
rate Plunders, Dinosaurs in
Florida and Florida Campers
are among the subjects read
and discussed on these Tues-
days. Call the library at 229-
8879 for more information.

Tutankhamun Exhibit at

Mary Brogan Museum
Tutankhamun: "Wonder- p.m. General admission is $6.
ful Things" from the Pharoah's Admission for students, se-
Tomb will be on view from nior citizens and military with
June 4 to November 27 at the ID is $3.50. Children age two
Mary Brogan Museum in Tal- and under enter free.
lahassee. The Mary Brogan Museum
The museum is open of Art and Science is located at
Monday through Saturday 350 S. Duval Street, directly
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and behind the capitol building in
on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 Downtown Tallahassee.

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Great Work, Grand Affair

On May 2, Superintendent
Tim Wilder of Gulf School
Board and staff gave an affair
to remember. The evening was
designed to recognize those
involved in educating children
of Gulf County. The Port St.
Joe High School Commons
Area was filled with accolades,
people and food. Just to bring
the evening full circle, the
coliseum was alive with the
magnificent hands of Anthony
Burger of Nashville, Tenn. He

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serenaded our heads, hearts
and hands with the music of
the piano.
I just want to say "thank
you" Gulf County school
board and staff for an evening
of a splendor and gala affair. It
seems like a "Touch of Heav-
en" had come to Earth.
As a point to ponder after
32 years of teaching, "Wisdom
is here but strength lies in my
co-horts." Working with the
people at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary, I feel like I can go for 32
Lois Byrd


Maude Stokoe
Maude Stokoe, 87, passed
away in Port St. Joe on Friday,
May 27, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Stokoe was born in Pug-
wash, Nova Scotia, Canada.
She was preceded in death by
her beloved husband, Gerald
E. F Stokoe, and her daugh-
ter, Vera Louise Stokoe. She
has resided in the tender lov-
ing care of Geri Care of St. Joe
Maude Stokoe was a life
long member of the Order of
the Eastern Star and a mem-
ber of the Methodist Church in
Yucaipa, Calif. She was loved
and respected by all for her
elegance, her sense of humor
and her commitment to her
family, her church, and Jesus
Christ, our risen Lord.
She is survived by her two
sons, Jerry Stokoe and wife
Elizabeth (Lyd) of Port St. Joe
and Charley Stokoe and wife
June of Garden Grove, Calif;
a brother, James DeWolfe of
New Brunswick, Canada; four
granddaughters, Amy Bei of
San Jose, Calif., and Laurie
Stokoe of Columbus, Ohio;
Sherry Lynn Batten and Pa-
tricia Marie Stokoe, both of
Petersburg, Va., three grand-
sons, Jerry Stokoe and Mi-
chael Stokoe, both of Colonial
Heights, Va., and Lt. Christo-
pher Mills of Panama City. She
has three great-grandchildren,
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Iris James
Iris James, 79, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Mon-
day, May 30, at home after a
lengthy illness. She was born
in Harbeson City and lived
in Port St. Joe for the last 53
years. Iris was a homemaker
and a member of Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her
husband of 60 years, Jimmy
James; three daughters, Di-
anne Brogdon, Margo Marion
and husband Raymond, and
Vickie Whitehead; three broth-
ers, Bud Lovett of Greens-
boro, James (Goober) Lovett
of Port St. Joe, and Raymond
Lovett of Fort Myers; one sis-
ter, Juanita Varnadoe of Clew-
iston, FL; one sister-in-law;
Frances Lovett of Vernon; six
grandchildren, Traci Marion,
Bryan Brogdon, Michael Mari-
on, Brandon Brogdon, Brandi
Brogdon, and Nicki Whit-
field; three great-grandchil-
dren, Breanna Marion, Bubba
Brogdon, Baily Brogdon. She
was preceded in death by one
grandchild, Benjamin Whit-
She was a much loved
wife, mother and grandmoth-
er, and will be greatly missed
by her family.
In accordance with her
wishes, memorialization will
be by cremation. A memorial

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a later date. Donations may
be made to the Oak Grove As-
sembly of God Church Build-
ing Fund in Port St. Joe or to
the American Heart Associa-
tion, 205 Forest Park Circle,
Panama City, FL 32405 in
Mrs. James' memory.

Guy F.D. "Frank" Hall
Mr. Guy ED. "Frank" Hall,
70, of Mexico Beach, FL.,
passed away Tuesday, May 24,
peacefully at home.
He was born in Ben Hur,
Va. He lived in Detroit, Mi.
and moved to Mexico Beach
in 1974.
He worked for the City of
Mexico Beach for 28 years,
serving as the Water System
Superintendent for 20 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army and served in the Kore-
an War, where he received the
Bronze Star, Legion of Merit,
and the Purple Heart. He re-
tired from the Florida Na-
tional Guard after 20 years of

service and was affectionately
known as "Papa Doc" by those
he served with at the HHC
3/124th Inf. Bn.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Guy R. and
Mary B. Hall; brother, Ed Hall;
and his sister, Laura Austin.
He is survived by his wife
of 38 years, Norma Hall; two
sons, James C. Hall and his
wife Patricia of Parker and
Chief Guy B. Hall and his wife
Suzanne of Mexico Beach;
his other son and best friend
Richard Julian; daughter,
Linda Cervantes and her hus-
band Roberto of Detroit; ten
grandchildren, Karen Lopez;
Philip, James, Kyle, and Drew
Hall; Jose', Michael, and Ste-
phen Cervantes; Caleb and
Bethany Hall, and four great-
grandchildren. Funeral and
burial with military honors
were held Tuesday, May 31, in
Sunbury, Ohio.
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 2, 2005

GCEC Sponsors
Exemplifying the Touch-
stone Energy@ core value of
Commitment to Community,
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive again sponsored Ameri-
can Cancer Society Relay
For Life events in its service
area. GCEC donated a total
of $6,000 to the Relay For
Life events of Calhoun/Liberty
County, Panama City, Washing- Survivors ready
ton County and Wewahlitchka. Calhoun/Liberty Cou
The Relay For Life of The Relay For L:
Calhoun/Liberty County was ma City was held Ap
held May 20 and 21 at Sam 16 at Tommy Oliver
Atkins Park in Blountstown. Gulf Coast Electric
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera- tive served as the s
tive was the Premier Sponsor the Food Court at
of the event. The theme of the The theme of the

Relay for Life Events

to take the first lap at the Relay for Life of

ife of Pana-
pril 15 and
x Stadium.
sponsor of
the event.
Relay was

GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services talks with
Oscar Redd at the Relay for Life of Wewahitchka.

Relay was "It's a Carnival for
Eleven teams participated
in the Relay, raising more than
$26,000 for the fight against
cancer. The event opened
with the traditional Survivor
Lap and a Luminaria Ceremo-
ny was also held. There was
live entertainment, as well as
a late-night movie, face paint-
ing, dart throwing, a bounce
house, a fire truck, a fishing
booth, helium balloons, a ring
toss, a hay scramble and a va-
riety of food booths to choose

Renece Jackson

Jackson Graduates
Renece Jackson, the
daughter of Joseph and Sylvia
Jackson of Wewahitchka, and
granddaughter of Tayldr and
Sally Jenkins of Port St. Joe,
graduated from the University
of West Florida on April 30.
Renece received her bach-
elor's degree in PreK/Primary
Education. She plans to at-
tend graduate school in Janu-
ary to work towards a degree
in Educational Leadership.

"Lights, Camera, Action! With
the Right Direction, We Can
Produce a Cure for Cancer."
Each team was asked to deco-
rate their campsite with the
theme of a movie or television
show. News 13's Chris Cato
served as chair and emcee for
the Relay.
There were 72 teams that
participated in this year's
event, raising $157,350. Al-
though each team is asked to
raise a minimum of $1,000,
there were 15 teams that each
raised more than $2,500. Al-
lan Bense spoke at the Open-
ing Ceremony, and Clutch was
the opening band for the live
musical entertainment that
continued throughout the
event. More than 150 cancer
survivors participated in the
opening lap, and approxi-

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 coor-
dinate the reunion or know
how to contact an alumnus
of '85, please contact Angel
Barbee at abarbee@gulf.kl2.
fl.us or call Port St. Joe High
School at (850) 229-8251.
Also, any faculty member
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 PSJHS.

mately 550 people attended
the Survivor Reception, spon-
sored by Outback Steak-
house. During the Luminaria
Ceremony, 275 Luminaria
bags were lit in memory or in
honor of those affected by can-
cer. It is estimated that 1,500
people attended,the event.
The Relay For Life of Pan-
ama City was the only Relay
in this area to have its own
homepage on the Internet. The
homepage contains a wealth
of information about the Relay
and enabled teams to register
online. It also enabled those
who wished to make a contri-
bution online, and $4,700 was
raised in this manner.
Deputy Chief Joe Hall of
the Panama City Police De-
partment served as co-chair
for this year's Relay and will
serve as chair of the 2006 Re-
lay, which is tentatively set for
April 21 and 22. Ten teams
have already committed to
participate in the event.
The Relay For Life of
Washington County was held
April 29 and 30 at St. John
the Worker Catholic Church.
The theme of the Relay was
"It's a Party to Find a Cure,"
since 2005 marked Relay For
Life's 20th birthday and the
10th year that Washington
County has had a Relay For
Life event. All who attended
enjoyed a large birthday cake.
The eight teams that par-
ticipated raised more than
$25,000 for the fight against
cancer. Three participants
were named Star Supporters,
which means that they each
raised at least $1,500. The
Relay began with 30 cancer
survivors walking the first lap
of the night and also featured
a giant slide for the children
to play on, delicious barbecue,
great entertainment and an in-
spiring LunilnAria Ceir4i6ny.
The Relay For Life of
Wewahitchka was held May 13
and 14 at Wewahltchka High
School, with the theme of "The
80s." Zach Barnes, a senior at
WHS who won GCEC's 2004

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Washington, D. C. Youth Tour
competition and represented
the Cooperative in Washing-
ton, D. C., chaired the event.
Although Gulf County's first
Relay For Life event was held
in Wewahitchka eight years
ago, for the past four years,
it has been held in Port St.
Joe. This is the first year that
Gulf County has had a Relay
in both Wewahitchka and Port
St. Joe.
More than 400 people at-
tended the event, and the 17
teams that participated raised
more than $21,000. Along
with the traditional Survivor
Lap, there was also a Care-
giver Lap, a Men's Lap, a
Women's Lap, a Congo Lap
and a Luminaria Ceremony.
For entertainment, there was
live music, a midnight movie
shown on a large, inflatable
screen and a bounce house,
hula-hoop contest and water

Letuinta Bryant

Bryant Graduates
LeQuinta Bryant graduat-
ed Cum Laude from Alabama
State University on May 7. She
received a Bachelor of Science
in Business Education with a
minor in Public Speaking.
LeQuinta is the daughter
of Kendrick and Evette Bry-
ant of Decatur, Ga. She is the
granddaughter of Taylor and
Sally Jenkins and Mrs. Maude
Bryant of Port St. Joe.
LeQuinta will attend Co-
lumbia University in New York
this fall. She plans to pursue
a Master's degree in Post Sec-
ondary and Higher Educa-

Washington County Relay for Life.
balloon fight for the children. Washington, D. C. Youth Tour
A wrap-up party will be competition, will chair the
held in June with awards such event, and Robbie Morris will
as Most Spirit and Best Deco- serve as co-chair. As of press
rated Campsite being present- time, six teams had already
ed. Next year's Relay For Life signed up to participate.
of Wewahitchka will be held For more information
sometime in April 2006, and about the American Cancer
the first organizational meet- Society and Relay For Life,
ing was held in July. Justin visit www.cancer.org or call
Barnes, Zach's brother and the local ACS office at (850)
the runner-up in GCEC's 2005 785-9205.



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right steps now.

Your biggest deduction
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Your lender provides a
Form 1098 at the end of the
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tax paid (this comes out of
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you or your lender pays the

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2004 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

The City of Port St. Joe

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide
you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed
to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from 4 wells. The wells draw from the Floridan and Shallow Aquifers.

The excellent quality of our water is due to the treatment process before we send the water to you the consumer. Before your water comes to you it is aerated, lime softened, sand filtered and disinfected.

The Department of Environmental Protection is in the process of conducting Source Water Assessments (SWA) for all public water systems in Florida. These assessments will identify and assess any potential
sources of contamination in the vicinity of your water supply. A SWA report for this system is available or will be by July 1, 2005 at the DEP SWAPP web site: www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Larry McArdle at 850-229-6395. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If
you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled City commission meetings. They are held on first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 pm in the Commission meeting room at City Hall,
305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.

The City of Port St. Joe routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on
the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2004. Data obtained before January 1, 2004, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the
laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/1) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.

Total coliform bacteria: Highest Monthly Number is the highest monthly number of positive samples for systems" collecting fewer
than 40 samples per month.
Microbiological Contaminants

Contaminant and Unit Dates of MCL Highest Likely Source of
of Measurement sampling Violation Monthly MCLG MCL Contamination
(mo./yr.) Y/N Number
For systems collecting fewer than
Total coliform Bacteria 04-04 N 40 samples per month: presence Naturally present in the
Total Coliorm Bacteria 04-04 N of coliform bacteria in I sample environment
collected during a month.

Radiological Contaminants
S" ,Erosion of natural
Alpha emitters (pCi/I) 9-03 N 0.153 NA 0 15 deposits
Radium 226 or combined 9-03 N 0.266 NA 0 5 Erosion of natural
radium (pCi/1) 9 deposits

Inorganic Contaminants
Dates of
Contaminant and Unit of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of 'MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Erosion of natural
deposits: water
additive which
Fluoride (ppm) 4-02 N 1.2 NA 4 4.0 promotes strong teeth:
discharge from
fertilizer and
aluminum factories
Salt water intrusion.
Sodium (ppm) 4-02 N 17 NA N/A 160 Salt water intrusion.
leaching from soil
S. .. Runoff from fertilizer.
use: leaching from
Nitraie i;i Nitrogeg) (ppm) 3-04 N 6 NA 10 10 septic tanks. sewage:
'"" erosion of natural
No. of
Contaminant and Unit Dates of AL 90th sampling AL
of Measurement sampling Violation Percentil sites MCLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
(mo./yr.) Y/N e Result exceeding Level)
the AL

Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corrosion of household plumbing systems:
Copper (tap water) 8-04 Y 1.7 3 of 20 1.3 1.3 erosion of natural deposits: leaching from wood
(ppm) preservatives
Lead (tap water) 8-04 N 9 0 of 20 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems.
(ppb) erosion of natural deposits

TTHMs and Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
For the following parameters monitored under Stage 1 D/DBP regulations. the level detected is.the annual average of the
quarterly averages: Haloacetic Acids, and/or TTHM (MCL 80 ppb). Range of Results is the range of results (lowest tohighest)
at the individual sampling sites.

Contaminant and Dates of MCL Range
Unit of sampling Violation Leveld of MRDLGor MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Results
Chlorine (ppm) 04 anDec N 0.68 1.32 MRDLG8 4 MRDL=4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
HaloaceAic Acids 08-04 l 55.3 40-67 NA MCL =60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5) (ppb)
TTHM [Total 08-04. 70.4-
trihalomethanes] 11-04 N 98.86* 189 NA MCL =80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
This is not an MCL violation at this time. due to ongoing sampling If the MCL is exceeded in the subsequent sampling the consumers
will be notified.

Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of
disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it
dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come, from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining,
or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban
stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

The action level for copper was exceeded at 3 of 20 locations for our 2004 Triennial Lead and Copper monitoring. This MCL violation resulted in follow-up water quality parameter sampling at those 3 locations.
Also Lead and Copper sampling of the water as it enters the distribution system was done. The Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) conducted a corrosion control study as required by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Also required is for the City to conduct additional Lead and Copper sampling every six months.

Copper is an essential nutrient, but some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over a relatively short amount of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people
who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over many years could suffer liver or kidney damage. People with Wilson's Disease should consult their personal doctor.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses
a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuro-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who
have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking
water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking
Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

We at the City of Port St. Joe work diligently to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life
and our children's future.

The City of Port St. Joe is committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have ,any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.

This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at City Hall upon request.
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P.O. Box 308
Port St. Joe FL 32456
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P.O. Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 3

Drug-Free Workplace
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S& COMMUNITY Veerinary CARE, INC., is seeking a A Semi-Dump Trailer Driv- son. Bluewater Outriggers, ;\ 410 5th St., Mexico Beach,
leg- Hospital! Caregiver who are inter- ers Short hauls, home Port St. Joe. FL. Beautiful beach house,
long COLLEGE We are looking for a ested in providing quality every night Must pass 850-227-6576 1615 sq. ft. Corner lot,
dog Nursing Faculty, Practi- early care and education DOT drug screen, physical modem kitchen and baths.
able cal Nursing Prgm. (Gulf/ to infants and toddlers and have a clean driving House 3 yrs old, four bed-
busi- Franklin Ctr.) Teach .Vet Technician/re ea n e dC ti Commercia House 3 yrs old, four bed-
Pousi- Franklin tr.) Teach nician sition requires a mini- record. Competitive pay, 51 77 Rentals rooms, 2 baths. A 12x12
lake classroom and clinical Receptionist mum of a CDA with infant health insurance, paid holi- R a screened in porch. 16x24
up & classes. Counsel & advise and/or toddler specializa- days, paid vacation and a AUCTIONI recreation room, heated
irred students. Assist with ac- With exper. pref'd. tion and one year success- good working environ- AUCTIONand cooled, cypress wood
iana creditation & course de- Should have phone & ful classroom experience. ment. Call 850-229-6018 Every Friday Night at 7 pm and cooled, ceiling and walls
sign. Requires BSN (must comp. skills, & work well Early Education and Care, or email resume to Eastern. Great Auctions o Includes outside shower
obtain MSN within 5 yrs. of w/ people & animals. Inc. offer an excellent ben- crsmithandson@gtcom. Weekly. Often Including with a deep well on the
BAY employment) and 2 yrs. efits package. Apply at 450 net EOE/Drug Free Estates Col. Wade Clark, with a deep well on the
en- clinicalexp. as a regis- Jenks Ave., Panama City, Workplace Auction-eer Wade Clark America's Mini ages and boat covering
y or tered nurse, MS preferred. Call Fl. 32401. EOE M/FN/D. Auctions 314 Reid Avenue, e s an etr
Call Salary Range $28,426 850-323-0259 Port st Joe 850-229-9282, Storage & Office unit plus many extras.
Lge. $34,664/yr. NOW HIRING CDL Class AB1239, AU1737 10% Complex Close to beach, situated
Nursing Faculty Teach ELDERLY MAN needs B Dump Truck Drivers Buyer's Premium All Sizes available. 116.28 x 148.84. $499,995.
Health III utilizing the nurs- 229-6387 screen, physical and have Ru reeves / & climate controlled (334) 807-0134
ing process with applica- a clean driving record. Furniture & Refinishing "r storage available.
tion exp. Must have cur- Competitive pay, health 234 ReidAve. 229-6374 850-229-8014 or
renty FL license. Salary CIVIL ENGINEER & Engi- insurance, paid holidays, Tempur-pedic Beds 850-258-4691 MEXICO BEACH 507
range starts at nearing Technician- Bailey i;k paid vacation and a good Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
$32,952/yr. Bishop & Lane, Inc is look- ''- working environment. Call Oreck Vacuums home on large comer lot.
Coordinator, Dental Su- ing for a Civil Engineer as :T', .- 850-229-6018 or email re- FOR LEASE Commercial Screened porch in front -
pervise accredited dental well as an Engineering sume tb crsmithandson@ Office and warehouse stor- deck in back. Fenced in
programs; teach basic sci- Technician. AutoCad expe- gtcom.net EOE/Drug age. In St. Joe commerce back yard Short walk to
ence; provide clinical an- rience is a plus. Please fax Flowers Baking Free Workplace park located on Industrial, beach. $295,000. Joan
C a, Readto Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind Lovelace, Mexico Beach
esthesia & services in resumes to: 850-227-9449 Company eadyto Rd. (Finish Arizona Chemical. Each Harmon Realty. (800)
campus clinic; administra- or email to: sallbritton PortSt.Joe Area Finish Arizona Chemical. Each Harmon Realty. (800)
camptive duties clinic; accreditation bblmail tcom: sallbrtton Port St. Joe Area PERDIDO ELECTRIC ,:.. -; Furniture space consists of an office, 239-4959. Local 527-2560
terties; aReires dentation bblmail.com Do you want to own your Company, a dynamic, bath, storage closet and
expertise. Requires dental own business? As a flow- growing electrical contrac- warehouse with 10' roll up
degree, supervisory skills, Entry Level Human ers independent Distribu- torwith its head office in door. Convenient to al MEXICOBEACH Trade
prefer teaching exp. with Services Position tor you can own your own Pensacola, is searching for nations, 1/2 mile off Hwy Winds B beachside,
use of classroom technol- iness dtbi hiS cations, 1/2 mieUoffnwy 3 B
girl ogy. Salary based on d business distributing high a zone director for the 98. 1000 sq.ft. each space Gulfview, 3 BR 3.5 BA
Irive gree and exp. Will onsid- Eckerd Youth quality named brand bak- Panama City / Destin area. $550 per month. 12 month townhouse, garage, fur-
red er RDH w/MS teach Alternatives Inc ery products to major su- The position is responsible 55 leases One month securi- nished, like new cond.
red xp. er& s trong supervisoryng ern ives, nc. permarkets, convenience for all resource planning Fr u ty deposit. Office (850) $495,000. Joan Lovelace
De- exp & strong supervisory stores, fast food accounts and sourcing; tracking & 229-8014. Home (850) Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
st a skills. Is seeking entry level Juve- and others. If you have a supervision of multiple 2 LIGHT NEW complete 229-8030 cell aty 800-239-4959 ocal
at Dental Assisting Faculty nile Justice Counselors for good driving and credit jobs and the customer 2 LIGHT NEW complete 850-258691850-527-2560 www.
Manager accredited tradi- our program in Vernon record, you may qualify, management of said jobs Twin Beds with comforters. thebeachsite.com
tional dental assisting pro- Florida. This is a great op- We are seeking individuals This position is the prim Call6475884.
gram; teach multiple portunity to make a lasting wishing to establish a ca- and key interface layer be-ST GE MEXCOBEACHfabulous
courses; supervise positive difference in the reer not just looking for a teen customers and Per MINI STORAGE MEXICO BEACH fabulous
on-campus clinic; assist lives of youth. We are job. Please fax or mail re- twdido Electric in the zone r- view of Gulf from 120 feet
with accreditation & com- seeking enthusiastic, sumesto229-226-3717. The qualified individual 55ort away. Over 3000 square
D munity dental projects; ad- high-energy people look- debble.thomasville@ would be a seasoned pro- GARAGE SALE! SAT. f("IdaiP0lsunt dtt ) feet of beachside living.
vise students. Requires ing for career potential in workstaffpersonnel.com fessional who has worked June 4th, 7am-? 304 Nauti- 229200 Office ing room. 4brro, 3.5 b a, fire-
CDA, graduate of ADA ac- the human services field. EOE M/FN/ADA in the industry for 15 + lus Dr., St. Joe Beach.n a
tate credited program, AA or Please visit our website at in the industry or 15 + us r., t. oe eac. 814-7400 Cell Phone place. New HVAC, metal
ept. BS, 2 yrs, recent clinical www.eckerd.org for infor- years, has held superin- Large Items, children and roof 2 years old. Painted in
min assisting exp; prefer mation about the organiza- FRAMERS/ Lead Carpen- tendent and / or project adult clothes, tools, water 2004 with Pittsburgh Best.
n of teaching exp. Salary tion and the youth we ters Wanted. Top pay, exp. manager positions and be heater & computer desk. Furnished. Asking
and based on degree and exp. serve. Fax resume and required. 850-527-9228. able to handle multiple SLY STORAGE $1,095,000. Contact MB
or- Dental Hygiene Adjunct cover letter to Renee challenges while continu- GULF AIRE Yard Sale.SLand648-6500
and Teach clinical/didactic Hibbler @ (727) 442-5911 r ing to move to the zone 215 Buccaneer Dr. Fri. & Open Storage Land 648-6500
cel- courses in a 2 yr. A.S. den- or apply online for immedi- MEAT DEPT, Cashier, forward. If you are not will- Sat June 3 & 4 8am until? Boats & VsM
and tal program. Requires ate consideration. High Stocker, Del. Duren's ing to work hard in order Toys, trailer hitch, bed- or Appotment EXICO BEAC-gu 1f view
cel- dental hygienist register a- coLd eio h piggly Wiggly, Port St. Joe, to provide customer satis- spreads, ladies size 4 3 stay, 2br, 2.sba, 140f
age. tion with BS & FL license e lent required, Ba Chlor FL. Apply in person. See faction and develop this clothes, area rugs, couch heated, dbl gar., ceramic
Nurse n Edution prSFlens ing rq irig RangeWlons tt coidy men t abls ho Ca 850-227-5500 tile, barber carpet, F urn'd,
More info contact Glnda Degree preferred Mr Duren 8am-12pm,. zone, then this job is not 7 in 1 game table and lots Call 850-227-5500 tile, berber carpet frn
873-3542. M/F/D/V Minorities Mon-at for you. If you are looking more. nicely landscaped with
S N ur q T d M rti s h for a g environ- 12x20 storage bldg. Less
SNursing Adjunct Teach courage to Apply. o at challenging BEACH S O
ment and want to further MOVING SALEBthan-1.block from beach.
inica sint ei North Florida Chi develop your career with a 1024 Woodward Ave. $575k. 70-624-3777
Geriatric Patients & their GULF COAST Development, Inc. dynamic company with June 3rd & 4th, STORAGE
facility. Requires BSN, 2 COMMUNITY is seeking a teacher for its plans for the future, please Fri & Sat8am-? PORT ST. JOE 1902
yrs. med/surg/geriatric COLLEGE North Gulf County Early call Perdido Electric at Rain or Shine! Day: 227-7200 Garrison Ave. Charming 2
exp. & FL license; MS in rising & Firing Range Child Development Center. 850-433-4121 ext. 19. Clothes, fishing equip- Night: 647388 co BA home in spotless
Nursing Education pre- Man ger r Will instruct children, be- Monday through Friday ment, tools & household Night. 647 condition. Fenced back-
ferred. More info contact ager (Southpor) t- ween the ages of birth to 7:00 am until 4:00 pm. items St. Joe Beach yard, attached carport,

A PtisOpenUntilMandag tahrnllJra ept s.Re- O i siA G V ASeb o On 78x1 00 lot.$209,900.
Slls nedditions l p and all range activities. Re- promote social, physi- REAL ESTATE office look- God CHURCH WIDE yard FOR RENT OR LEASE Joan Lovelace (C11
and Fle. vAlitins, al uin i es FDLE instructor cal, and intellectual growth forcleaning staff. Must sale 613 Madison Street in
dept gulfcoasn .edu/obs rt. in general topics fire- needed to prepare for be reliabole;and, attention t al6 Mo Staet in 5rysoxc each
to GCCC is an EA/EO/ &dvg school. An associate de-b and, ateni Oak Grove. Sat. June 4 DrL storage spe lt
ang M/FNet ang arms & driving, and certifi- com LAnOaSy i T Md to detail is required. from 8am until. Lots of ( ace Har 9ea -59.
degree preferred. Salary Education is preferred or a vems 3,000nsqof www.A th ebachsit.comBO
LPN Position available, range begins at $23K/yr current CDA and active en- 0 -t e or
rollment in the associate RE CEE PAT I NO N STT J ACH-660
to 7 Skillsneeded include pa- Apply by 6/3/05. Addition- degre e po rs de ie iiwe 6031 ST. JOE BEACH 6608
tint triage, scheduling re- al ino: htp://dept.gulf e program. Must needed, Duties include Hwy 98. br, 2ba, located
ferrals, vital signs, adminis- coast.edu/jobs. GCCC is meet all requirements as ing, answering phone, on corner lot across from
traction of vaccines, among E EO/M/Fetemployer, mandated by the Depart- data entry. Exp. pref'd, but 30" Deluxe gas, self clean- Space dedicated beach, en-
llimeent of Children and Fa not required. Call ing range, very nice; And closed sunroom across
others. Full-time with ben- es. Requires occasional 850-229-6018 orapply at Gas dyer. Call 647-5884 front of home ith unob-
efits. Please apply to Staff Accountant lifting of preschool chil- 1730 Trout Ave.
Shoreline Medical Group, aiPo rt Ct structed view of beach.
'0, 419 Baltzell Ave, or call Assist in preparing budg- dren. Accurate and timely DELUXE FIBERGLASS Commercial possibilities.
Linda at 850-229-8010. ets, forecasts, and finan- records. Only team players bath and shower unit with Sopping C *nter Must seel Call Joan Love-
ciai statements. Maintain c o n s i d a r a d STUCCO PLASTERERS fixtures. Cheap. Call lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
general ledger and fixed DFWP/M-F/i7-4/EOE & Laborers needed. Must 647-5884. Beach Harmon Realty-
NHC asset ledger. Well prepare be dependable & have 3000 sq. ft. shop. ( 0 ) 2 3 9- 4 9 5 9
actor HOMECARE Sales tax; gather informa- NFCD, Inc., own transp. Exp. helpful. FOR SALE eall
tion for Auditors, review Attn: Sebrina McGill, Call Tim 850-827-4200 Tree Stand $100; Bunk Call George at www.thebeachste.com
Part-Time/PRN I PMI payroll reports and re- P Box 38, Beds, $40; Shoes, 8 1/2,
Contractview AR invoices. 3-5 Wewahitchka FL 32465 heels, $5; Children's Wate 229-6031.
Contract PT years experience. Excel- (850) 639-5080 -10, THE CITY Of Mexico Skishe$4; Slip Cloveres Wtfor2 2F I
Do flexibility and a lent benefits package. Fax 639-4173 Beach is accepting appli- couches, paid $300, ask- S
great working environ- Email resumes to: Sebrina(headstartnforg nations for full time Vehicle ing $50; Call 229-1542 or
meant sound inviting? If Apply in doall Maintenance Speciaist. 32-2040 T 1 BUILDABLE LOT
so, how about joining cardinalservicesinc.com CLOSING DATE: Minimum requirements ain-APALACHICOLA 60'X100'
the team at NHC Hone Or call 850-513-3000 June 10, 2005 clude: Knowledge of con- STORAGE on 10th St. $125k OBO.
Carel Our struction, assembly, ad- Please call 615-356-0694
y oCARRABELLE agency i s justment and maintenance e CONTAINER or 850-653-4959
a partner friendly PART TIME Inspectors & of a wide variety of auto- Available in 2 weeks, 40' x
homecare program Cleaners needed. Pristine natives, trucks and equip- 10' x 8, $1,000. Call Ste- $ 900
seeking a Part Properties Vacation Rental ment. Essential job func- phen Shoaf 229-8217 ext PLUS SMALL ENGINE GULF VIEW LOT, 50x125.
Tme/PRN N to pro- 1246 Cape San Bias Rd. tions include mechanical 210 REPAIRS Steps to beach. Older trail-
vide skilled care to our EXPER BARTENDER & Port St. Joe and service work on all eor, presently rented. $399k
homebound paretios ma Cocktail Waitstaff. Apply in City vehicles, trucks and WANTED TO BUY War NOW AVAILABLE Call 850-647-9214

ty Fimtotdrs and ilson, W A yo a Lumb ergoteri eq uipentb l ST. sOE BEACH Vacanta
m 9pwers, 2 der Bare 81 Clim te Contr o t, 76x141 new Magnolia

personanty9, beaber to. niys t Laucumber careeo with aeqpm win g up to consesIation area.
Administrator, at te front ends, four wheel pay top price Call Brick, paved entry way,

htatt company! Yup must be willing teach ilghtedi streets, under-
697-2400, for further in- BuildingSuppy brakes, tire replacement/ 647-5884.Joe lot in Garrison Plantation,
formation, or you may Fl tNOW HIRING repair, electrical repair, R |nt2just before the cul-de-sac.
fax you resume to -Cooks Now accepting and other tasks assigned.cal RentA Lot 22, $149,900. Call
6972866. EOE/DFWR Servers applications for the Applicant must have a val- U rmni I tDonna Murray 227-4546,
e Bussers following positions: id Florida driver's license 706 First Street Anchor Realty & Mortgage
Tise psi ers yad Per t Job description and ap- 1941 BETSY ROSS Phone 227-2s112 Co. for details.
ies ws oerso n iLoad Puller plcations may be obtained SPINET PIANO

Apply in person at Millwork Manager at City H all, 118 N. 14th / MINI-STORAGE C -
tVerandas Restaurant, Driver/Yard Helpe r Street, Mexico Beach, FL $50 obo. ST. JOE BEACH Vacant
ta first e aretR S e nd ra 0 MOVED! Must Sell. lot, 76x141 new Magnolia
e w ant on id M Call Evan or Crystal 7 Bluff Subdivision. Backs
lApalachicola, Apply in Personqto:i p oit iontor 4 emAis (850)-229-7665uo nrvat
4FsSuntil filled. The City of Mex-ca5xlO ]0xl0 10x20 Brick, paved entry way,
ePort St. Joe, FL ico Beach s a drug free lighted streets, under-
workplace and an Equal On Site Rentals 6 Days ground utilities, $219,900.
&v m = "A Drug Free Workplace" Opportunity exemployer.i Call Joan Lovelace (Cell
3MOu DI O D iv s lnoo- Wokplac" elo y. A e 527-2560) Mexico Beach Lace (ell
3M DISTRIBUTOR is look- Harmon Realty
ing' fora young energetic CDS D vr irMANY, I IS ABOUTFREE (800)2394959
les Team Salesperson to market T -EqiCK COMpeaNYorNCs J809OE BEAC T

Home owners. Ideal Can- f" Fi nnilot, 76x141 new Magnolia
didate will have a great o r If s o, ou for an oppo Bluff Subdivision. Backs

s l ac e8555-this classification may or Harmon Realty

Are you looking for a sum- 3.5% Totale Commission Why Pay More?

mer job? We have the job I RE Appraisals From $235.00 FHA & EPA Certified
2457 .for you. Must be 18 yrs or www.trawickconstruction.com .
older, must be able to Please Let Us ell, or ApRaise, Your Valuable Propertyl
work nights & some week- oIthBoulevard / hi
ends. Call Patricia at Cape 1555 South Boulevardw/dChipley, FL www.tarboardRealty.net
Trading Post 229-8775 or 3 BR, 2 BA, 1700sf, Gulf alty
come by at 4795 Cape 850.638.0429 tfc5/ Aire Sub-Div., Waterview, 850-639-2075 Fax 850-639-4801
San Bias Rd. Port St. Joe. $1350 mo+dep. 866-0071

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