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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: September 22, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Sharks, Gators Win Heading into Showdown 8-9A

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YLocal Businessmen Shoulder Property Tax BurdenSPS 518-880

Local Businessmen Shoulder Property Tax Burden

County and
by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In the 1990s, Reid Avenue received
a much-needed facelift, courtesy of
the Downtown Development Agency and
$600,000 in state funds.
Cracked sidewalks and roads were
smoothed over, gutters captured the rain that
once soaked storeroom floors and streetlights
added a quaint, hometown ambience.
The facelift was intended to revive Port
St. Joe's business district, to restore life to a
dwindling local economy.
, In between greeting customers last week,
St. Joe Furniture Company owner Wayne
Taylor surveyed Reid Avenue's future through
his storefront windows.
For him, the future was as dismal as the
view of the old avenue.
Skyrocketing property values, coupled
with local taxing authorities' failure to provide
relief through reduced millage rates, have
doubled the tax burden on Taylor's 60-year
old business.
Across the street from St. Joe Furniture,

a building on a
for $380,000; st

Wayne and
Furniture Compam
on their business
about the fate of

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Final ize 2005-200
30x90-foot lot last year sold $450,000 and $475,000.
ructures on two lots went for In the absence of a cap similar to that of
the state's homestead exemption whereby
the assessed value of a primary residence
increases by no more than three percent
annually the value of Taylor's business
reflects the recent sales along Reid Avenue.
Taylor is left with a' tax bill he can barely
afford to pay.
Though he sympathizes with second-
home and investment property owners, who
also lack property tax exemptions, Taylor
said area business owners are a uniquely
Suffering class.
"I can feel for [second-home owners] in
a way, but at the same time, that's a really
different thing, trying to survive in business,"
he said.
."" '..' *. As he contem plated the future of Port
"....', St. Joe businesses, Taylor noted the irony of
Reid Avenue's earlier transformation.
Sonjia Taylor, owners of St. Joe "We can fix up the street, we can fix up
ny, have seen the property taxes the buildings, but what if the businesses
s double. They are concerned
other Port St. Joe mom and pop can't survive?" he asked.
Business Owners Unite
Taylor was not the only one asking
J questions.
rwi- HLocal business owners in Port St. Joe
and Highland View took the podium at public
budget hearings, asking taxing authorities to
lessen their tax bills.
With the market driving assessments,
Business owners focused their attention on
millage rates, a budgeting factor controlled
by taxing authorities.


A mill represents $1 for every $1,000 in
taxable personal property. With total assessed
property values in the county roughly $2.668
billion, each mill represents $2.668 million
this year.
Area businessmen argued that millage

Shirley and Willie Ramsey, owners of
Ramseys' Printing and Office Products note that
increased property taxes are cutting into their
bottom lines. Raising prices on their office prod-
ucts would make them unable to compete in a
highly competitive market.
rates were not dropping to accommodate this
year's more than $943 million increase in
total assessed property values.
See CITY BUDGET on Page 12A

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Gulf Coast Parkway Hopes to

Ease Flow of Goods, People
by Blair Shiver

It will help delivery of everything from
national daily newspapers to groceries to
materials to build homes.
It will help connect an isolated, "forgotten"
It won't, however, happen anytime soon.
The Gulf Coast Parkway, an initiative to
improve transportation of goods and people
to Northwest Florida's coastal communities,
even in an ideal situation, is at least 10 years i
down the road.
Ric Marcum, director of Opportunity L
Florida, said assuming additional funding is .
forthcoming down the road, he expected the
project to take longer than 12 years.
Through the Federal Highway
Administration's SAFETEA (Safe Accountable
Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act)
bill, the project was awarded $25 million
toward the design, right of way acquisition


City to Move Forward With

Red Tide Lomsi Affect~ Annexation of Windmark Beach

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Health and Industry
by Blair Shiver Taylor said many of the offshore captains,
Star Staff Writer however, had not been as greatly affected by
Since dead fish first began washing onto the red tide since they were fishing in deeper
area beaches over two weeks ago, the latest waters.
red tide has long overstayed its welcome. Dr. Kevin Murphy of the Gulf County
The stench overwhelmed the scenic drive Health Department said he had personally
along U.S. 98 through Mexico Beach for a See RED TIDE on Page 14A
solid week.
The waves that brought W -kde-I'.
thousands of dead fish ,,
ashore kept late summer c .' '.; -
visitors off the beach.
These are mere T,
inconveniences compared
to health effects and impact i
on local businesses red tide
has inflicted. "
Capt. Gary Taylor, who '
runs fly fishing charters
in the shallower waters of
the St. Joseph Bay and
Gulf of Mexico, said he had
been canceling charters left ,
and right after Hurricane A..
Katrina swept in the red -.
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by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
As development of St. Joe Towns
and Resorts' WindMark Beach continues,
annexation has been an ugly little word
between city and county governments.
Last Thursday, the two held separate
special meetings to comb over negotiation
lists outlining the details of a proposed
agreement, and after a year of debate, appear
to be reaching a deal.
John Hendry of St. Joe Towns and
Resorts confirmed that his company was
indeed exploring the option of annexing into
the City of Port St. Joe, but most importantly,
were pleased the two governments had finally
reached an agreement.
"We said there needed to be an
intergovernmental agreement (before any
action was taken)," Hendry said.
With the rapid rate of development
surrounding Highland View, County
Commissioner Bill Williams said his biggest
issue with annexation is that residents of
Highland View do not want to pay city
"No area I represent wants annexation,"
Williams emphasized.
A laundry list of stipulations, if fully
agreed upon by both governments, would
permit City Manager Lee Vincent to move
forward on annexation negotiations with the

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St. Joe Company.
In exchange for the property currently
under the county's jurisdiction, Port St. Joe
would provide several services to communities
just outside the city limits.
In order to annex WindMark Beach, the
City would provide sewer service to developed
areas of White City and Highland View. For
existing households in these areas, there will
be 90 days to sign up for the service and 180
days to pay the tap fee which may not exceed
County Commissioner Nathan Peters
expressed concern about the 180-day timeline
to pay tap fees. Low-income residents, or
those on a fixed income, may not have those
funds readily available in that time frame,
he said.
Williams emphasized that cases may be
handled on an individual basis if necessary.
"We can work with those residents,"
Williams said.
Another stipulation of the city's
annexation of Windmark Beach would be
the city's agreement to provide water service
to residents in Overstreet within a year. In
conjunction, the county would contribute
a Community Development Block Grant
towards construction of water lines.
After extending water and sewer service
to these areas, the city would also agree
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Cape San Bias Lighthouse:

Erosion and Sunken Lighthouses

by Hermon Jones
Contributing Writer
Pam and I watched with
subdued excitement as our
depth recorder printed the
silhouette of a large pyramid-
shaped object rising from a
depth of twenty feet to within
a few feet of the surface.
Since we were anchored a
little over a half-mile from the
present lighthouse, I found it
hard to believe that 125 years
ago a proud brick lighthouse
had stood here, surrounded
by palms and pines and
maintained by a family or two
of light keepers. No doubt
this cape has suffered as
much or more erosion than
any other shore in America.
We had been here several
times before, but each trip
was doomed because the
chorolate colored Gulf had
prevented us from diving.
Certainly not the Caribbean-
blue waters that the tourist
* brochures tell about.
This part of the Gulf is
also Bull Shark Territory;
an aggressive shark known
for biting first and asking
questions later. They love
murky water and if one lived
here, you could be attached
before you ever saw him.
Today, the tide and
currents are in our favor. The
water is an eerie translucent
green; clear enough to dive
but not clear enough to
make it enjoyable. We gazed
apprehensively over the
gunnel at the dark shadow
just below the surface.

Since 1982

The first lighthouse on
Cape San Bias was erected in
1847. An earlier lighthouse
had been built 15 miles to the
north on St. Joseph's Point
at the end of the Peninsula
in 1839.
Its purpose was to guide
ships into the bay to old St.
Joseph; whereas Cape San
Blas is a warning light for the
dangerous shoals that extend
miles into the gulf.
the difference between a cape
and a peninsula, erroneously
count this lighthouse as the
first Cape lighthouse.
The first light washed
away in the monster hurricane
of 1851. This hurricane also
washed away the lighthouse
on St. George Island (West
Pass) and Dog Island. Anew
brick tower was promptly
begun and was completed in
1855. It fell over 10 months
later in the "Great Storm"
of 1856 which also sank
the S.S. Florida just a few
hundred yards south of the
St. Joseph's Point Lighthouse
site. This lighthouse had
already disappeared as its
bricks were salvaged to build
the first Cape lighthouse.
Not giving-up easily, the
lighthouse Board built their
last bride tower in 1859, (see
photo) just in time for it to be
seized by the Confederates.
They promptly burned
everything wooden, but
apparently did not destroy
the expensive French light. If
the South was victorious they

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would need it to relight the
tower. Extinguishing the light
during the war denied the
union ships of a navigation
aid as they blockaded the
Gulf ports.
The light was relit on
July 23, 1865, but the keeper
didn't have a proper house
until 1870. Also, by 1870,
the insatiable sand-eating
Gulf began to grow at the
tower's base. It must have
looked much like the Cape
St. George tower of today,
slowly being surrounded by
the Gulf as the beach moves
farther inland. Finally, in

keeper's house.
After losing three brick
lighthouses, the Board iced-
up and decided to order a
movable iron skeleton tower
which was completed in June,
1885. This is the tower we see
today. It was built 900 feet
from the surf. Interestingly,
the tower's arrival was
delayed due to the schooner
carrying the prefabricated
iron parts running aground
2 miles south of Point Ybel,
Sanibel Island. Waves broke
the ship apart and many of
the sections fell into the Gulf.
Two lighthouse tenders were


The 1859, third brick lighthouse. It now lies a nalt-mile onsnore
and is often revisited by fisherman and divers. Notice the keeper'
home is part of the tower. (Florida Photo Archives)

the channel do Sanibel.
Works was not slowed
too much as an advance crew
had arrived in 1884 from Key
West to build the two keeper's
houses, the water cisterms,,
, and the foundation for the
tower. Once a house was
built, they could move from
their huts and tents and live

The fourth lighthouse (1885) and its original keepers' houses.
They were built on iron pilings to allow storm waves to pass beneath
and the lighthouse is also connected by steps to the porches. The
houses lasted 11 years and were destroyed by a hurricane. The
tower sat many years in the Gulf as the beach came and went. It
was moved inland in 1918. (USCG Photo)

July, 1882, after leaning for
years, it topped to the north.
Knowing it was doomed, the
keeper had dismantled the
lens for the next lighthouse
to come. Two months later,
a hurricane finished off the

dispatched from Key West,
one carrying a hard-hat diver
@nd his compressors. Over a
period of weeks the diver and
the ship's crews were able to
salvage all the parts.
So why did our lighthouse
get shipwrecked off Sanibel?
Well, the Sanibel light and
San Blas towers are exact
twins, both forged at Phoenix
Ironworks, Ocean City, New
Jersey and were shipped on
the same vessel. Sanibel's
was being delived first and
the Captain or Pilot unluckily
ran the ship aground entering

The 1885 tower in 1996.
This is the fourth lighthouse;
fifth location. The doorway is
about 15 feet above the ground
so it could be accessed during
storms. (Trip Jones Photo)

comfortably as they erected
the tower. Sanibel still has
its 1884 keeper's houses,
ours washed away in the
hurricane of October 8th and
9th, 1894; the same storm
that drowned 16 fishermen
from East Bay (Bay Co.) as
they sought refuge on sand
Island (now western Little St.
George.) By 1894, their 900
feet of land was gone and the
new tower was again in the
surf. Giving up on the Cape,
the Board chose Black's
Island in the bay as the fifth
site. After finishing the tower
foundation and the keeper's
house, money ran out in
April, 1896.
Returning to the Cape,
the light was re-lit on its
original site. After several
years of indecision, the two
keeper's houses that are on
the Cape today were finished
around 1905. As the years
passed, the constant currents
slowly carried the sand to
the northwest, stealing from
the Cape and giving to St.
Joseph's Peninsula. So, by
1918 it was time to move
again; this time 1,857 feet
inland. As a result, the
lighthouse has been able to
remain in one place for 87

(See Lighthouse on Page 16A)


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St. Joe Requests City

Annexation Of Windmark

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Two years of debate and
negotiations finally reached
-he bottom line for the City
,of Port St. Joe.
: During Tuesday's regu-
lar bi-monthly meeting of
.the City Commission, com-
:missioners reviewed and
'approved a request from The
,St. Joe Company to annex
:into the city limits the devel-
oper's WindMark Beach
Phase II, currently under
:construction along U.S. 98.
With the drafting of a 15-
point inter-local agreement
-between city and county offi-
,cials nearing the end stage,
the company informed the
:city that the company wished,
,in the words of a letter sent
-by St. Joe Towns and Resorts
yvice-president John Hendry,
:to proceed with annexation"
of WindMark Phase II into
the city.
I "This is a day the city
3ias looked forward to see
,happen," said Commissioner
:John Reeves who served
as something of the point
tnan in discussions with the
county. "I'm of the opinion
ihat it ensures the ability of
the city to grow ... and pro-
vide services."
St. Joe's request comes
with two provisions that
the Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) document nego-
tiated between the company
hnd state and county officials
remain unchanged, and that
the inter-local agreement
between city and county is

Port St. Joe

Garden Club
The Port St. Joe Garden
Club is hosting our "Fun with
Flowers" program again for
the month of October. It will
be held Saturday October 1,
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
noon EST at the Port St. Joe
Garden Club Garden Center
on 8th Street. The title of
this program. will be. "Light
it Up" which will be designs
with. candles. Students must
register ahead of time to allow
preparation for the class and
the cost is $15 per student.
Please mail checks to
Port St. Joe Garden Club,
PO Box 243, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. Students must bring
clippers or scissors and a
tapered candle.
All other supplies are
furnished and students
will learn about home floral
designs and walk out with
their own design with can-
dles. For further informa-
tion, please call Charmaine
Earley, 229-8561 or Jean
Fortner, 227-1378.

memorialized and executed.
"I would like to thank
the County Commission for
working with us on this,"
said Mayor Frank Pate,
noting that the inter-local
agreement was the product
of nearly two years of talks
between the city, county and
Folding WindMark's sec-
ond phase into the city will
mean that roughly 1,400
new homes as well as a golf
course, commercial and office
space will become part of
the city's infrastructure and,
maybe most importantly, tax
"We'll have to see if
it's worth it," cautioned
Commissioner Benny
Roberts, saying the proof
would be in the final agree-
ment and the build-out of
Commissioners agreed
to move forward with the
drafting of an ordinance per-
taining to the annexation
and with the required public
In other business during
Tuesday's meeting:
approved two proposals from
Preble Rish for engineering
work on two major upcoming
One, for $80,000 and
change, would be to per-
form preliminary engineer-
ing for extending water lines
from St. Joe Beach to the
Overstreet Bridge, a distance
of just over eight miles, said
Philip Jones of Preble Rish.
The engineering work
will move the city ahead to
the point of final design for
the extension, Jones added.
The other proposal, for
no more than $100,000,
would be to provide technical
support as the city updates
its comprehensive plan.
Components of the comp plan
include items such as water,
solid waste. and wastewater,
with which Preble Rish can
provide particular expertise.I
"It amounts to a mas-
ter plan," Jones saud. 'We
doh't'want'to take that t"sk

Should the costs of pro-
viding that technical exper-
tise not reach the $100,000
mark, Preble Rish will bill the
city only for work performed.
If it exceeds $100,000, any
additional cost will be borne
by Preble Rish.
Jones also provided
updates on capital projects
pertaining to the new city
water plant, new wastewater
plant and sewer upgrades.
The last pieces of infor-
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wastewater treatment plant
have been submitted and the
city is waiting on a .draft
permit, which would arrive,
Jones said, with a consent
order from the DEP's enforce-
ment division.
Engineers are currently
working on prioritizing the
city's sewer upgrade needs.
Finally, the permit appli-
cation for the new water
plant has been filed and is
being processed by the DEP.
The water plant is of
particular interest to com-
missioners because of the
vast potential that could be
realized by tapping a surface
water source such as the
city-owned freshwater canal
fed by the Chipola River.
It is a source of water
considered as regionally
valuable and vital as Deer
Point Lake in Bay County.
"We're tapping a gold
mine," Jones said. "We are
putting the city in the posi-
tion to be a regional supplier.
It will be a real asset for the
city, no doubt about it."
City manager Lee
Vincent said a second meet-
ing with DEP officials over
the proposal to create St.
Joseph Lake at Forest Park
proved productive and there
appeared to be potential that
with some tweaking of the
design for the project which
is aimed at providing some
protection to St. Joseph Bay
against stormwater runoff -
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Michael Shores brings quite a bit of education and training to the staff having gradu-
ated from Florida State University with a degree in Real Estate and in Finance. He is
a valuable asset to any prospective buyer or seller with his ability to research market
conditions and analyze the investment aspect of each property. Michael is a native of the
Florida Panhandle and is extremely knowledgeable of our area.
A native of the Gulf County area, Joni Whittington, has made Pristine Properties home
for real estate. Joni is a Special Education teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School and
enjoys dabbling in real estate in her spare time. With a family background of contrac-
tors, Joni has grown up learning the ropes of new construction and enjoying the chal-
lenges of real estate along our Forgotten Coast.
Coming from a family involved in Real Estate, Vivian Miller, is excited about being a new
agent at Pristine Properties. Vivian comes to the company with seven years experience
in vacation rentals in the Mexico Beach area. Vivian managed every aspect of these
rental homes and has a vast knowledge of the investment potential along our prestigious
Gulf of Mexico.
Most recently, Tara Quaranta became active as a full time agent at Pristine Properties in
August 2005. Tara is originally from Philadelphia and has enjoyed the laid back atmo-
sphere of our coastal community. With their three children, Tara and her husband Billy
are proud to call Port St. Joe their home. Tara has previous experience in sales, market-
ing and customer service, which she feels, is a great asset in interviewing prospective
customers and learning what they are truly interested in.
Pristine Properties, LLC is also looking forward to Linda Somero joining us from RE/
MAX in Port St. Lucie, FL, where she worked for ii years. Linda has a strong background
in construction and property management having owned a construction company and
multi-family properties in central Massachusetts and Portland, ME. Linda first received
her real estate license in Massachussetts in 1978. She relocated to Port St. Lucie in 1991
and earned her real estate broker's license. After a successful journey with a strong local
broker, Linda joined RE/MAX. Linda's success in real estate is based on strong inter-
personal skills and a genuine interest in the welfare of her clients. She has attained the
GRI and ABR designations, demonstrating her dedication to continuing education in
her chosen field.
These new agents joined together with our existing team of Alyson Gerlach, General
Manager/Broker, agents Shannon Allen, Joyce Baxley, Jim Cook, Justin Gerlach, Mike
Harris, Jan McDonald, Jim Parish and Charlton Williams prepares Pristine Properties
to offer professional, full service real estate seven days a week. Pristine Properties, LLC
would like to take you from the ground up, from raw land to development to a profes-
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Editorials, Comments.. The Star
FOUR THURSDAY, September 22, 2005

Flip-Flopping Along

We argued in this space earlier this sum- the conviction to act with foresight and the
mer that the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis best interests of all who pay their salaries
laid out the case for county-wide voting. and keep them them in office. Put enough
Turns out it was only the opening argu- pressure on, as businessmen and homeown-
ment. ers did about the budget or folks in Peters'
On Tuesday, Aug. 11, then-Commission district did last week on county-wide voting,
chair Nathan Peters, Jr. issued a challenge to and commissioners will waffle.
his fellow commissioners. Peters argued that When two of the biggest issues of any
after two days of workshops, commissioners year the budget and millage rate and at-
had yet to drain all the fat from the county's large voting can be apparently decided,
budget. and then reversed, in the course of just a
Another $1.3 million could be shaved few weeks, well, Commissioner Bill Williams'
from the bottom line, Peters said, and he statement about the lack of a blueprint for
urged his fellow commissioners to arrive at the future rings ever more loud and true.
the first public hearing on the budget pre- And we are all in trouble.
pared with sharpened pencils. Williams, we will add, represents one of
Several commissioners, though, won- the few bright lights among the darkening
dered what budget Peters was examining, clouds.
with Commissioner Billy Traylor pronounc- At least he, much like Peters, has toed a
big that Peters was speaking for himself in consistent line of reasoning. The two of them
his belief there was still room to cut in the might be on the opposite side of the at-large
budget. voting argument, but at least they appear to
Two weeks later, Peters was out as chair- have grounded their arguments in principle.
man, having been unseated in what some And, lest we pile on the Board of County
described and in hindsight not without Commissioners, the reversals don't stop
foundation as a "coup." there.
Commissioner Carmen McLemore was -
elevated to the chairman's seat after declar- Damon McNair, appointed by Peters as
Ing that it was time nine months after vot- the District IV representative to the county-
ers had loudly spoken to get some answers wide voting committee, voted in favor of at-
on how to return the county to at-large vot- large voting and a redistricting plan while
ing. a member of the committee, only to argue,
Take it up the governmental ,food chain along with several others from Peters' dis-
as far as required, McLemore said, because trict, before commissioners last week that he
the voters had rendered their verdict and it was in favor of single-member districts.
was time for commissioners to act. Maybe he's seen too many Commission
At the initial public hearing on the meetings many in the county, we would
budget the next week, commissioners, with argue based on the past month, have not
McLemore hinting at the outset of the meet- seen enough.
ing of what was to come, demonstrated that For example, while much of what was
they indeed shared Peters'view after all, with brought before commissioners during that
the board, after considering several options, first public hearing on the budget, and which
ultimately slicing more than $1.6 million seemed to so deeply offend the hear-no-evil
from the budget. commissioners, may be acute in the south
S Finally, the month reached its climax end of the county, the north end can be
when McLemore chose to withdraw his assured of one thing it's all coming home
motion to move forward on county-wide vot- to roost in the coming years.
ing last Tuesday, and joined by Traylor and It's the county's budget which has nearly
peters stopped the train before it ever left the doubled the past five years not the south
station. end's.
At one point during the meeting, Folks in White City, Overstreet and
McLemore who now has, under his own Howard Creek, we believe, are beginning to
stated logic, no more right to the chairman- understand what those in Port St. Joe have
ship than Peters even asked why the coun- experienced the past few years. And for any-
ty should move to at-large voting, apparently body entertaining thoughts that Wewahitchka
forgetting his own speech on the subject just and neighboring areas are immune to the rise
three weeks earlier. in property values and growth, just consider
There are two distinct viewpoints to take the amount of infrastructure on the planning
on the flip-flopping of the past month, board for that portion of the county.
One is rooted in cynicism, a spot on the Or that Wewahitchka businessman Ralph
.spectrum where some'commissionets clearly.- -ish -was the-first-to, speak before commis-
reside, and an argument that the past month -sioners and plead for fiscal restraint or that
was little more than theater belonging far every district and every precinct outside
from Broadway. of Port St. Joe overwhelmingly approved
This view would argue that what commis- county-wide voting last year..
sioners the actions of a few taint all did This is a county problem and we are
over the past month was political maneuver- talking about the way commissioners have
ig, using at-large voting, and the 67 percent chosen to govern, with the past month pro-
of voters who cast ballots last November on viding a textbook demonstration.
the question, as an opening to achieve two This is a Commission which has dem-
goals remove Peters as chairman and bring Thisisa Commssion which has dem-
about new district boundaries which would onstrated hostility to opposing viewpoints,
pull Peters' district further out of Port St. to constructive debate, not to mention the
Joe and put him on similar footing as other Sunshine Laws, while basing decisions not
commissioners as it pertains to roads, fire on the long-haul good of the county but
departments and other responsibilities, short-term personal and political survival.
Those folks who chose to go before the What does that say, for instance, about
commissioners to voice their opinions about the future sanctity of decisions made on a
a beefy budget that becomes weightier by the new hospital or how a sales tax implemented
year on the backs of taxpayers provided the to help fund that hospital might actually
requisite opening for commissioners to revert be spent?iThe answers, in light of the past
to typical DNA when attacked, blame the month, are troubling.
attackers. In simpler terms, the past month has
That budget hearing, the argument would often appeared and sounded like politics
continue, provided the opening for McLemore as usual and the voters, last November,
to reverse course while deflecting responsi- expressed overwhelmingly a desire to see
ability and promoting a division of north and that era sunset in Gulf County.
south in Gulf County that is as unconstruc- To have that era shining brightly is
tive as a hurricane, embarrassing to those who believe respon-
A more charitable view could be taken, sive government is an achievable ideal. If
though, and that is that our commissioners only commissioners shared that embarrass-
shnply wave in the political breezes, lacking ment.

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by Kesley Colbert

We're Coming Joe!

The first person I saw
as I stepped through the
door was Scotty McCullar.
My mind immediately
flashed back to the fall of
1963. Scotty made a great
catch in a football game my
junior year to help us beat
Huntingdon. It was consid-
ered something of an upset
and I can still see Scotty
twist and turn back to grab
a pass that we absolutely
had to havel
It is a memory that is
always fresh on my mind.
And Scotty wasn't even
in our class! He was actual-
ly a grade ahead of us. But
he married Maudie Mallard
which got him an invitation
to the 40th reunion of the
Class of 1965. As we shook
hands and I grabbed him
by the shoulder I couldn't
help but notice, despite just
a tinge of gray, he looked
about ten years younger
than me.
Don Melton strolled over
with a grin I remembered so
well. He also played in that
football game. Don lived out
across from KECO Mills.
His older brother, Bobby
C., was a lot cooler than
my older brother. 'Course,
Don always thought it was
the other way around! The
Melton family was deep in
the, hog raising business.
I hadn't seen Don since
Ale day we graduated. He-
looked great! As a matter
of fact, he looked ten years
younger than me.
I was beginning to see a
trend here.....
Terry Kennon lives
now in Dallas. He grew
up three houses down the
street from me. We used
to pull an apple or two
from the tree in his back
yard. We spent the daylight
hours playing baseball and
after dark it was hide-
and-go-seek, kick-the-can
and Stalag 17. His father,
Woodrow, ran the grocery
store up town which sup-
plied us with cheese, bread,
flour, Dr Peppers and other
essentials. The stories,
tales, half-truths and flat
out lies recounted on the
front porch of that old store
back in my formative years
have supplied me with
enough material to hang
in this writing business for

the last two decades
I gave Terry a big hug
and thought to myself this
class reunion has already
been a success for me and
it hadn't even started yet!
And although a little of
Terry's cotton top hair had
turned loose, he still looked
a lot younger than me.
Paul Long reminded me
of a trip he and I took back
from Murray, Kentucky.
Emily Young was talking
about the after graduation
party we had out at the
clay pits. Reggie Lawrence
caught me up on his broth-
er, Red. I hugged Jane
Hill and promised her I
wouldn't tell a soul about
the bus ride home after the
Cottage Grove game if she
It was like forty years
hadn't even happened!
Maybe that why so
many of us had made the
trek back home for this
David Webb, our class
president, and one of the
really good guys, called us
to order. I purposely found
a seat next to Pam Collins.
Pam could fill me in on
everybody in the room.
She always knew "the good
stuff'....I could get the "low
down" on who used to be
married to whom....why
they were no longer togeth-
er .... who was doing well.....
who was just barely mak-
ing it....who put the sul-
fur in the old coal furnace
back in '64....
ake'd-~mj about Joe
Sasser Oh., Joe is" living
now in Mississippi. He can't
be here. -There is a court
order out in Tennessee for
his arrest. It deals with a
divorce and maybe some
back alimony."
After dinner we had
a moment for the class-
mates that were no longer
with us. Phil Cook read off
the names which includ-
ed Charlotte Melton. We
paused in silence and my
heart raced back to a cold,
windy day in the eighth
grade.....and a first kiss. I
needed to ask Fran Smartt
if she remembered the
junior class prom. I won-
dered if LaRenda Bradfield
could still do the twist. I
made a note to ask Larry
Ridinger if he remem-
bered sneaking out the
fire escape and going for
doughnuts. And I'd talked
to Jerry Lewis, Ricky Hale

and Buddy Wiggleton for
twenty minutes and none
of us had mentioned the
lunch room strike!
What special memo-
And what a special
evening I was wishing we
could slow this thing down
a mite and capture every
second when, Ricky made
an astute 'observation.
"Heber," you've got to be
a friend for over fifty years
to use that name, "do you
realize that every man at
this reunion has gray hair,
is balding, or both?"
I nodded that I had,
in fact, already noted the
"And have you observed
that there is not a hint of
gray on any on the ladies
I quickly perused the
room. Jane's hair was as
jet black as I remembered.
Donna Leatherwood's was
shorter, but just as radi-
ant as forty years ago.
Vicki was still blond. Diana
Morris's looked even bet-
ter than it' used to. Linda
Quesenberry's dark hair
was just as dark as ever.
Pam's still went in a hun-
dred directions at once....
but not one strand of it was
"It's a miracle." Buddy
had joined us.
We studied on it a few
seconds in silence just
exactly like we did with any
"situation" back in 1962.
"It must be in the local
water'." Ricky was the first
to speak....just like always.
"Or maybe it's the mild
West Tennessee climate."
"Do you reckon it's a
result of all the corn bread
and turnip greens?"
"We ate turnip greens,
and look at Buddy's hair!"
"We could make a for-
tune if we could get to the
bottom of this."
Our wheels were spin-
ning just like the old
Gosh, I hated to see
this evening end!
And I was happy when
the class voted unanimously
to hold next year's reunion
in Tupelo, Mississippi. That
way Joe could be with us.
Our Cup Runneth

IBH Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

A Tip Of The Helmet To Gridiron Glory

This Friday night the
place to be is Gator Field in
In a splash of color,
the red-and-white take on
the purple-and-gold under
Friday night lights and coun-
bragging rights are only
he nose of the ball on what
Is at stake.
Wewahitchka's Gators
host Port St. Joe's Sharks
in the annual collision of
county high school pigskin
programs and this year there
is a bit of extra seasoning in
the stew.
Wewahitchka enters
Its first home game of the
regular-season undefeated,
having dispatched South
Walton, Cottondale and Jay

on the road.
It is the Gators only
opportunity to stay at home
over the first seven weeks
of the schedule, a stretch
that suddenly seems a tad
less brutal as Wewahitchka
has used a balance running
attack and tough defense
- Was any less expected with
former Blountstown defen-
sive coordinator Greg Jordan
at the helm? to emerge
from the first half of that
road trip unblemished.
Port St. Joe enters the
game 3-1 overall, and, like
the Gators, 1-0 in District
1-1A, and if not for a mis-
take-plagued opener against
Blountstown, ranked No. 2
in the state in Class 2B, the

Sharks could realistically be
More importantly, both
coaches, Jordan and his
counterpart John Palmer,
have noted this week the
steady improvement of their
squads, records aside.
Penalties and turnovers
have been reduced and thus
far both teams have man-
aged to finish the opening
weeks of the season relative-
ly unscathed, injury-wise.
To see the Sharks
last week at home against
Freeport last Friday, for
example, was to observe a
far better team than the one
trimmed by Blountstown in
Week 1.
It could be argued that
beyond just county stakes,
this week's game will be
important for both team's
playoff fortunes.
After opening the sea-
son with three-straight on
the road, the Sharks begin
a two-game road stretch
against Wewahitchka and
Sneads before playing three

of the last four games at
home, with an open date
sandwiched in the middle.
Port St. Joe plays noth-
ing but district foes the rest
of the way.
And home field never
seemed as advantageous as
last Friday as the Sharks
swamped a Freeport program
which while down a bit this
year, is a consistently stal-
wart program.
In fact, for a little digres-
sion, let's point out the fact
that, counting preseason
Kickoff Classics, the Sharks
and Gators have combined
thus far to topple this likes
of Vernon, East Gadsden,
Jay, Marianna and Chipley,
programs that are annually
among the stoutest of small-
school programs in this neck
of the woods.
The season is a long
10-week grind, but there is
already much to be proud of
at both county high schools.
As for Wewahitchka, it is
in the midst of a true grind,
the Gators open date falling

on the first weekend, forc-
ing them to play 10-straight,
just four at home, as they
reach for the golden ring of a
potential playoff berth.
Not easy, by a long shot,
but the Gators, after head-
ing onto the road for three-
straight after Friday night,
play their final three games
at home. And other than a
trip to Northvlew next week,
it is district play the rest of
the way for the Gators.
Thus far both these
squads have shown remark-
able resilience and play-mak-
ing ability than many around
the region gave them credit
for prior to the opening of the
The Sharks were thought
to have lost too many key
players from last year to be a
playoff contender. They were
too young, too inexperienced
at critical positions to make
a serious playoff run, some
prognosticators contended.
Hooey, the Sharks have
thus far answered.
The Gators, in turn, had

a first-year coach and uncer-
tain depth, not to mention
they were coming off a 2004
season that ended in turmoil
and six consecutive losses
and the firing of two coach-
Bounce back? No prob-
lem, the Gators have shown.
This week, at least, both
these road warriors stay
within the county boundar-
ies and determine who takes
a leg up in a wild seven-team
district race while securing
county supremacy for 2005.
Regardless of who emerg-
es victorious, though, we
have one central wish that
we see a well-played clean
game that demonstrates to
all, but particularly to our
county officials, that it is
truly possible for folks from
both ends of the county to
play nice together, with win-
ners and losers indicated
only by the numbers on the
That's what Friday night
lights should be all about.

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~cfnhIith~d 1937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 22, 2005 ., 5A

Jessie Ball DuPont Fund Reaffirms Commitment to North Port St. Joe

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
"There are people who
have their eyes on this
The warning hovered in
the humid air inside the
Washington Recreation
Center on Saturday, where
a small crowd assembled for
the Friends of North Port St.
Joe Study Circles Kick Off.
The Friends group, led
by Florida State University
Professor and Chair of Urban
and Regional Planning,
Charles Connerly, has
teamed with area partners to
provide community planning
in North Port St. Joe.
The Friends group is
funded by a $125,000 grant
from the Jessie Ball DuPont
The DuPont Fund's
Senior Program Officer, Rev.
Edward King, Jr., was on
hand to reaffirm the Fund's
commitment to the project.
With the WindMark
community to the north, and
plans for the development
of the old mill site and
downtown area, King urged
Port St. Joe residents to
actively shape the future of
their community.
If they did not, King

warned, someone else
"If you don't have a
vision about what you want
Port St. Joe to look like in
the next five, 10, 15 years,
I guarantee you, there are
some other folks outside
this building who have a
very clear vision of how they
want Port St. Joe to be,"
King said.
King met with North Port
St. Joe ministers in January
and said he was pleased that
the Friends group had taken
an interest in the historically
neglected North Port St. Joe
"When was the last time
anyone asked you to come to
a meeting to talk about your
vision for the community?"
King asked the attendees.
"Some of you have never
been invited. In fact, most of
you haven't."
Noting that the
"developer's strategy is to
divide and conquer," King
promised participants that
the Fund would support
their long-term vision for
North Port St. Joe.
"We will stand by this
community whatever you
decide," he said.
King responded to

statements made by
Robert G. Kerrigan, an
attorney representing the
defendants in the Mill View
contamination case against
the St. Joe Company, now
pending in circuit court.
On July 20, Kerrigan
mailed letters to North Port
St. Joe residents, urging
them not to participate in
the Friends of North Port St.
Joe community surveys.
On Sept. 11, Kerrigan
and two fellow attorneys
gave a presentation in North
Port St. Joe, wherein they
instructed attendees to ask
questions of the Friends
"Our work is not guided
by the lawsuit," King said on
Saturday. "If the community
wants to move forward, we've
got to move forward."
And move forward they
Connerly explained the
need for study circles as
an opportunity to bring
diverse people together to
discuss their wishes for the
The study circles will be
led by facilitators, who will
serve as impartial guides
in the decision-making

support to the Friends group.

A group of facilitators
underwent training several
weeks ago, under the
direction of Connerly and
his staff.
The focus of the
discussions, said Connerly,
will be on "dialogue, not
debate," with study circles
meeting three times for a
total of five hours.
In October, the study
circles will convene in an
Action Forum to present a
series of strategies.
FSU will incorporate
the groups' wishes into a
strategic plan for the North
Port St. Joe community, and
will present the plan in a
January community forum.

King said the process
would require nothing less
than absolute commitment.
"What you're doing is
working on the vision. It's
difficult, it's hard, it's time

consuming, but it's
vision," said King.
"And if you
want to stand up for
community, then you
need to be here."



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When I read the star this
week, I couldn't believe that
the county commissioners
had reversed their decision
on county-wide voting.
The voters of Gulf
County voted on this issue
and voted for county-wide
Why would they put it
on the ballot if they weren't
going to uphold the voter's
decision? They obviously
don't care about what the
citizens of Gulf County want
which has been proven
several times in the past.
(Rerouting 98, the sale of
alcohol on Sundays.)


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being in support of county-
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incorrect. Wilhams spoke
in favor of single-member
districts. The Star regrets
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Boyd. Secures Grant for Wewahitchka Business

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Wewahitchka
natives Amy Miller and April
McLemore founded A&A
HomeCare, Inc. in 2003, they
had no employees.
Today, they have 17,
making their business one
of the fastest growing home
healthcare employers in Gulf
Last Tuesday,
Congressman Allen Boyd
applauded Miller and
McLemore's efforts in
providing quality home
healthcare in the county,
and sent some needed federal
dollars their way..
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture awarded Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative
a $120,000 Rural Economic
Development Grant to assist

A&A Homecare in expanding
their healthcare services.
"As more and more
people prefer the option
of obtaining treatment
in their homes, we must
continue to support home
healthcare establishments,
and these funds will allow
Gulf Coast Electric to help
A&A HomeCare with their
important mission," Boyd
said in a statement.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative assistant
manager Michael White
said he was "proud to assist
such a worthy community
By helping A&A
HomeCare solidify the grant,
the Cooperative will be able
to establish a revolving loan
fund to provide infrastructure
or community facilities for

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April McLemore (left) and Amy Miller founded A&A HomeCare in 2003. The Wewahitchka business will receive USDA Rural Economic
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other customers within its
six county service area.
The USDA grant will help
Miller and McLemore pay off
some existing loans and free
up some money to expand
their facility and purchase
supplies and equipment.
The award came after a
lengthy application period,
meetings with White, and
eight months of anxious
Through it all, Miller
and McLemore had faith
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assistant administrator
and McLemore, 31, was the
director of nursing.
When Gulf Pines went
bankrupt in 2003, Miller and
McLemore went six weeks
without a paycheck. When
the staff began leaving in
droves, they decided it was
time for Plan B.
With their experience
as Marquis administrators,
Miller and McLemore decided
that they would found
their own home healthcare
"We enjoyed what we did
and we hated to see losing
everything we worked for,"
said McLemore.
They consulted a lawyer
and a CPA about the start-
up funds required for the
venture, and were advised to
borrow against their homes.
They were also told
that it would be roughly six
months before their business
generated any revenue.
After becoming certified
by the Florida Agency for
Health Care Administration,
A&A HomeCare quickly
earned respect in the
Through referrals from
local physicians and the Bay
Medical Clinic, the business
now sees 140-150 patients a
year, with 60 patients using
A&A HomeCare's services at
any given time.
Miller attributes A&A
HomeCare's solid reputation
to the fact that both she and
McLemore are registered
nurses who always keep
their patients' best interests

in mind.
Hands-on business-
women, Miller and McLemore
are involved in every aspect
of their business, from
cleaning the office to giving
patients baths. They have
been'"known to spend their
days and weekends making
house calls.
Leading by example is a
key tenet of their business
"You should never ask
an employee to do something
you can not or have not
done yourself," said Miller,
who welcomes the chance to
interact with her clients.
"If you lose touch with
that aspect of yourself, th~en
you're not a good nurse or
a good business personn"
McLemore added.
The pair finds the greatest
pleasure in serving the
community they have called
home for three decades.
"We're taking care of
teachers that took care
of us," said McLemore, a
Wewahitchka High School
graduate. "It's not just
anyone, it's people you grew
up with and that mentored
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Miller shares the
sentiment. Bound by the
bonds of friendship and
business, she and McLemore
have become so likeminded
that they refer to each other
as sisters.
"We're connected for the
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Norris Named To Regional Transportation Authority

by Tim Croft and
Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writers
Steve Norris hopes to
lend a voice for Gulf County.
Norris, a local contractor,
was recently appointed by
Gov. Jeb Bush to a four-year
term on the Northwest Florida
Transportation Corridor
Authority, a newly-created
board aimed at mapping out
the transportation master
plan for the eight counties
which lie along the path
of U.S. 98 in Northwest
The authority was created
by legislation approved
this past spring during the
regular annual session of the
Florida Legislature.
"The main thing that
interested me was seeing the
county is growing, seeing
some things coming down
the pike, I didn't see where
the county had done a lot of
homework," Norris said about
applying to the governor's
office for the appointment.
"I have a desire to see that
Gulf County is recognized
and get its fair share in this.
As much as I can, I want
the people of Gulf County
to know I am representing
The Transportation
Corridor Authority legislation
was sponsored by Rep.
Ray Sansom, R-Destin,
who serves on the House
Transportation Committee.
According to the draft
of the bill which ultimately
passed both chambers of
the legislature, the primary
purpose of the Transportation
Corridor Authority is to
"improve mobility on the U.S.
98 corridor in Northwest
Florida to enhance traveler
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hurricane evacuation
routes, promote economic
development along the
corridor and implement
transportation projects
to alleviate current
or anticipated traffic
This pretty much sums
up the many transportation
issues facing Gulf County,
Norris noted, as growth
transforms the region.
The need to widen and
bolster evacuation routes
can be evidenced every time
a hurricane threatens the
area. Those routes, Norris
added, must be part of the
county's comp plan in order
to be eligible for critical state
and federal funding.
The moving of people
and goods in and out of
the county must also be
addressed, Norris said.
He is keen on seeing the
creation of a "Back Beach
Road" connecting to a Gulf
Coast Parkway as part of
a realignment of U.S. 98
and connection to U.S. 231
and, ultimately I-10, come
to fruition as an economic
development necessity.
"The growth and travel
issues make it so important,"
Norris said. "But it's kind
of like we are behind the
8-ball and behind the other
For example, the Gulf
Coast Parkway is likely at
least a decade away from
reality and the "Back Beach
Road" which would provide
an alternate routing of U.S. 98
from St. Joe Beach to Tyndall
lacks the funding to -move
forward on the second two
phases which would connect
to the highway realignment
underway to accommodate
WindMark Beach Phase II.

Norris said it was
important for the county
to lobby to get those
projects funded in the
Florida Department of
Transportation's district five-
year plan.
Also of peak interest,
Norris said, is realizing the
dream of enhanced. port
operations as shipping
becomes more and more a
potential economic engine
for one of Florida's 14 or so
deepwater ports.
"I just want to be
able to get to the place
where we establish good
communications between
the Port Authority and the
county," Norris said.
The Transportation
Corridor Authority, the
governing body of which will be
comprised of representatives
from each of the eight coastal
counties in Northwest Florida


Cox Appointed to

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Allen Cox of CQ
Development, LLC in Port
St. Joe has been appointed
to participate in Leadership
Florida for 2005-2006.
As the only appointee
from Northwest Florida, Cox
will participate in several
sessions across the state.
The organization's
purpose is building a strong,
diverse statewide network of
leaders committed to overall
improvement of public
In their opening session
in Haines City last week,
Cox said he met a great
cross section of leaders -
educators, business people
and attorneys from across
the state.
"To see what other
communities across the
state are doing is exciting,"
Cox said.
Through his participation
in Leadership Florida, he
will have the opportunity to
examine how other cities are
addressing critical issues
such as energy policies,
transportation, affordable
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preservation, in the face of
rapid development.
"If you think we've got
growth here in Gulf County,
you should see what's going
on in south Florida," Cox
Of his appointment, Cox
said he was surprised to have
been the only appointee west
of Tallahassee.
Created in 1982 by the
FloridaChamberof Commerce
to build leadership and a
sense of state community,
Cox will join 54 other leaders
from across the state for five
more sessions through next
The next Leadership
Florida conference will be
held in Fort Lauderdale on
Oct. 21-22.

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- Gulf, Franklin, Walton,
Bay, Okaloosa, Wakulla,
Santa Rosa and Escambia
- is charged with developing
a corridor master plan by
July 1, 2007, according to
the legislation that created
the board.
"The purpose of the
plan will be to identify and
address improvements
in mobility, traffic safety
and hurricane evacuation
routes as well as increasing
economic opportunities
and building relationships
with neighboring local
governments," the legislation
reads in part.
According to a
spokeswoman in Sansom's
office, $3 million has been
appropriated from the FDOT
to get the authority off the
ground, with an additional
$2.4 million coming from
Congress and secured by

Congressmen Jeff Miller and
Allen Boyd, who represent
the region in Washington,
"They are taking millions
of dollars and as a taxpayer I
would like to see Gulf County
get its share," Norris said.
"There might have to be some
give and take, but I want to
see Gulf County treated fair
in this.
"If we can get everybody
else to put some money in,
we can really get some things
The authority board has
already met for the first time
and will continue moving
toward its mission of meeting
the 2007 deadline for a
master plan.
Norris said the county,
must play catch-up to several
other counties in the region
who already have created
transportation boards to

examine projects and lobby
for state and federal dollars.
There will be plenty of
questions to ask, but added,
"I've never minded that."
"When I see the bill, it
looks good, it's something I
can get behind," Norris said.
"But it's frustrating to see we
are behind. That's something
I want to see us catch up
on. I don't want to be bull-
headed, but I do want to see
us come up with a good plan
(for Gulf County)."

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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
These Gators are begin-
ning to become certified road
Wewahitchka devoured
another foe on the road last
Friday night, the Gators
third-straight win away from
home to open the season,
this time dispatching Jay (0-
3) 26-10 to remain perfect in
the young season.
The Gators are not 3-0
overall and 1-0 in District
1-1A. Jay fell to 0-1 in the
"Going to Jay and win-
ning over there is not easy,"
said Wewahitchka coach
Greg Jordan. "They did what
they had to do to win.
"Looking at the sched-
ule, I would have figured
1-2 (at this point). Two and
one, I'd be happy with. We're
pleased with where we are at,
I can tell you that."
The Gators did all their

scoring the first half, behind
a balanced offense, and
played defense most of the
second half with Jay content
to run the ball and the clock
despite being down by 26
"We played well in the
first half," Jordan said. "We
ran the ball pretty well. The
line blocked better this week.
We were able to do some
Wewahitchka rushed for
215 yards and passed for
110, notching 315 yards in
total offense.
Junior fullback Ryan
Ranie led the way, rushing
14 times for 136 yards, an
average of nearly 10 yards
per carry.
Ranie also had first-half
touchdown runs of 43 and
30 yards.
Tailback Johnny Jones
added 51 yards in .11 car-
"We are able to do some

things with our fullback and
our tailback so teams can't
key on one," Jordan said.
"They have to honor both of
Quarterback Sean
Bierman tossed his best
game of the season, yardage-
wise, into the mix, connect-
ing on 3 of 7 passes for 110
yards. Bierman hit Trannen
Myers for a 65-yard touch-
down in the opening half as
the Gators built an insur-
mountable lead.
The final first-half score
came on Dee Baker's 45-yard
return of an interception.
"They are getting bet-
ter every week," Jordan said
of his team. "We have to
get much better real quick.
We've got the meat of our
district schedule in front of
us, beginning this week."
The Gators rarely had
the ball over the final 24
minutes, with Jay keeping to
the ground and managing to
put 10 points on the board
following long drives. The
Gators, meanwhile, coughed
up two fumbles, keeping
their defense on the field
most of the second half.
"We have to get better
at that," Jordan said of the
fumbles, which he attributed
to a wet ball and, at times,
his running backs trying to
do too much. "We just didn't

have the ball that much in
the second half."
The defense continues to
J. J. Roberts led a group
of five players who were in
double-digits in tackles,
numbers which are becom-
ing characteristic for the
Roberts, a junior line-
backer, had 15 tackles,

including several key special
teams stops, Jordan said.
Jones added 14 tackles,
Tyler Bush 12 tackles and an
interception, Myers had 11
tackles and Ben Holley 10.
"They get there (to the
ball) pretty quick," Jordan
said. "We teach that as a
Blaine Pitts had six tack-
les and a sack and Baker

had five tackles to go with
his interception.
The opponent this week,
at home for the first time in
2005 regular season, is Port
St. 'Joe, which Jordan said
had one of its best teams in
recent memory.
"They've got what it
takes to get (to the playoffs),"
Jordan said. "It will be nice
to finally play at home."

Port St. Joe Cross Country Teams

On September 10th the
boys and girls Cross Country
teams opened their 2005 sea-
son at Tallahassee Lincoln
High School. The boys ran

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On the girl's side of the
run, Megan Williams posted
a (PR) of 23 minutes and 25
seconds and received a med-
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finish out of 140 runners.
This week the teams trav-
eled to Bozeman High School
for competition. The boys fin-
ished 3rd overall in the team
standings: Rodney Besore,
Austin Peltier, Matt Wright,
Justin Henderson, Jamie
Bird, Austin Burke, Trevor

Seay, and Brett Barnes all
posted (PR's). Megan Wil-
liams finished 1st overall
in the individual standings,
while running (PR).
Coach McNair said both
teams have ran exceptionally
well for two consecutive weeks
and we hope to progressively
run faster each meet. Coach
McNair also adds that he was
pleased with all the athlete's
performances. Next week the
teams will travel to Graceville
for competition.

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Sharks Dominate Freeport, 44-0, To Open District 1-1A Play

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Visiting Freeport found
the Port St. Joe defense as
oppressive as the ,humidity
on Friday night.
The Sharks celebrat-
ed the 50th anniversary of
Shark Stadium by throt-
tling Freeport as they opened
District 1-1A play with a 44-
0 blowout that was delivered
largely by their defense.
Port St. Joe (3-1 overall)
held Freeport to 35 rush-
ing yards, and 105 total
yards, through three quar-
ters, scored twice on defense
and recorded three sacks
while hounding Bulldog
quarterback Lloyd Anderson
throughout a hot and humid
Part of that defense was
certainly newly-enrolled
sophomore kicker Will Just,
a New Orleans native dis-
placed by Hurricane Katrina,
who kicked a 34-yard field
goal and drilled kickoff after
kickoff near the goal line,
Freeport starting just two
drives outside its 30.
"We knew they run (well)
and their quarterback can
throw but the kids got after
it tonight," said Port St. Joe
defensive coordinator Chuck
Gannon. "Overall I thought
we played well on defense.
"They are finding their
niche with each other. They
are really beginning to believe
in each other."
The defense set the tone
on the opening drive.
On the only drive fol-
lowing a Just kick in which
Freeport (2-2, 0-1) started
beyond its 30, the Bulldogs
moved into Port St. Joe ter-
ritory to the 47. But line-
backer Ashley Davis blitzed
from the blind side to sack
Anderson for a yard loss and
did it again on the next play,
forcing a fumble which Terry
Thompson recovered for the
Sharks at the Freeport 41.
Three plays later Ash
Parker broke a trap up the
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and sprinted down the right
side 26 yards for a touch-
down. Just's extra-point kick
made it 7-0 with less than
four minutes gone in the first
After forcing Freeport to
punt on its next possession,
the Shark offense marched
72 yards for a touchdown
using the Dr. Phil-style
approach which character-
ized their play on both sides
of the ball during the first
half even missed chances
were transformed into other
Quarterback Mike Quinn
completed two passes to
Parker for 24 yards and one
to Shane Duty for 13 on
the key plays as Port St.
Joe moved to the Bulldog
28. Quentin Jenkins took a
sweep right and ran virtually
untouched to the end zone,
only to have the play called
back on a holding call.
Jenkins answered that
setback by taking the next
play on a sweep to the left
sideline where he found a
seam and dashed 38 yards
for the score, Just barely
missing the extra point.
Freeport was three-and-
out and the Sharks took over
at their 49 but Quinn was
hit in the pocket, fumbled
and the Bulldogs had one
of their best chances when
they recovered at the Port St.
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yards, though, Davis stepped
in front of a screen pass for
an interception and weaved
his way behind a phalanx of
blockers 60 yards to score
and the Sharks were up 20-0
after Just's extra point.
Freeport needed just five
plays to turn the ball over
again, Anderson picked off
by Mike Byrd on a deep post
pattern and St. Joe took over
at its 41.
On second down, Jenkins
appeared to fumble the
ball away but he somehow

retrieved the ball along the
sideline the second time in
the opening half the Sharks
averted danger by recovering
their own fumble.
Parker, behind a free-
ing block of wideout Ashton
Larry, sprinted around left
end on a sweep that covered
47 yards and a touchdown.
The extra point made it 27-0
with 7:18 left in the half.
Freeport put together
its best drive to march from
its 22 to the St. Joe 14
on the next possession but
Anderson coughed up the
ball on a sneak up the mid-
dle, Byrd scooped it up and
ran alone over 86 yards of
green to make it 34-0 after
Just's extra-point kick head-
ing into intermission.
Port St. Joe took the
opening kickoff of the sec-
ond half into Freeport turf to
set up Just's field goal and,
after stopping the Bulldogs
on downs minutes later,
marched 60 yards in nine
plays, Sidney Harris scor-
ing from five yards out to
complete the scoring after
Mica Aschcraft's extra-point
kick as the third quarter

At that point Port St. Joe
had out-gained the Bulldogs
217 yards to 105 the clock
was running continuously
and the Sharks were headed
to a cross-county showdown
at undefeated Wewahitchka
next week.

"They executed really
well offensively," said Port St.
Joe coach John Palmer of his
team. "I thought on offense,
the effort was there. We've
got some players and hope-
fully we are getting them in
the right position and they
are making plays."

Gene Raffield Football Team Undefeated

The Gene Raffield
Football League began
its season at home last
Saturday, September 17,
in perfect fashion against a
very tough group of Sneads
youngsters. The 7- and 8-
year-old Dolphins were
tough on both offense and
defense as they shut out the
Pirates 14-0. Troy Williams,
Ty Royal, Zack Jasinski and
Reggie Smith led the offensive
attack while Zeke Walters
and Mileck Bailey led Coach

Stacey Hanlon's defense with
some big hits.
The defending Super
Bowl champion Jaguars
were also successful in their
home opener with a final
score of 16-8. These 9-
and 10-year-olds were led
by Tiquan Lang who was
outstanding on both offense
and defense. Tucker Smith
quarterbacked a solid game
while Tyler Worley was the
workhorse at running back.
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and Ethan Whittington led
a defensive stand late in the
game as Sneads attempted to
tie the game.
The 11- and 12-year-old
Buccaneers faced a much
bigger Sneads team, but
responded with a determined
6-0 victory. Jared Arnold
scored the Bucs' only touch-
down of the game as Coach
David Davis turned the lead
over to his defense and they
responded. Quarterbacks
C. J. Butts and Roman
Quinn kept the offense mov-
ing long enough with Walter
Bowers running the ball to
give the defense a break in

the 95-degree heat. Aaron
Catha and Luke Linton led
the Bucs swarming defense
which often saw six or seven
purple jerseys in on a tackle.
As Coach Mal Parrish put it,
"It wasn't pretty, but we got
the win."
All three teams travel
to Blountstown Tuesday,
September 20, to face anoth-
er tough opponent in the Big
Bend League. Saturday's
display of determination
against players often twenty
pounds heavier showed that
these boys are ready for any-
one this year as defending

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to assume the ownership of
11 county water systems,
including the debt, with
the stipulation that non-
dity residents' rates shall be
the same as city residents'
rates .
A significant point in
the negotiation has been the
extension of an appropriate-
sized sewer trunk line to
accommodate current
and future residents to
the Gulf/Bay County line.
the city would also agree
tp a phased approach for
providing sewer to the
beaches, utilizing grants,
developers and debt service.
Also, both governments will

begin pursuing grants and
legislative appropriations to
offset infrastructure costs in
the next 36 months.
The county has
requested that the city match
a financial contribution, not
to exceed $600,000, for the
Sports Complex to be built
on land to be given by the St.
Joe Company by 2007.
The county also
requested that the city pay
to the St. Joe Fire control
district an amount equal
to one-half mill levy on all
WindMark annexed areas for.
a period of five years or until
the city builds a 24-hour
fire station at WindMark.

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showcase 10 15 promi-
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in categories such as eve-
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talent competition. Tickets
will go on sale September
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309 Williams Avenue in Port
St. Joe. Tickets will also be
available at the door. Tickets
. will be $5 for adults and
$3 for children under 12.
Plan to have supper at the
refreshment stand. We will
* be serving hot dogs, nachos,
and other favorites. The pro-
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and refreshments will benefit
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Retarded Citizens, Inc. This
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Within this five year period,
the city shall build and man
a full time fire station in
In order to get the city on
board for the new hospital
deal, the county requested
that the city pledge ahalf-cent
sales tax for the hospital and
be included in Memorandum
of Understanding between
interested parties.
Williams and County
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore requested a
$350,000 commitment from
the city in the next six months
to go toward the Honeyville
Community Center/Storm
Shelter to be located on Hwy.
71. Both emphasized the
project's importance since
Gulf County currently has
no evacuation shelter.
If all goes as planned, the
city will match the county's
annual contributions, not
to exceed $20,000, to both
the Gulf County Chamber of
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alter the DRI. Therefore, the
area will maintain its current
zoning status.
After all the stipulations
of the negotiated document,
which will stand as an

interlocal agreement between
the city and the county are
met, voluntary annexation
of Windmark DRI area may

Development Council.
Additionally, the county
requested that the city agree
to waive $500 water and
sewer tap/impact fees for
future designated affordable
housing areas until the sales
transaction date.
An emergency services
unit for water rescue in
WindMark coastal areas
would be funded by the city.
After the recent
annexation of Butler's
restaurant property into the
city, County Commissioner
Jerry Barnes said he hoped
Butler Bay Road, used
by many residents for
recreational fishing, would
remain accessible. The
negotiation list requests that
all county roads in newly
annexed areas shall remain
county roads unless the
county agrees to relinquish
control of the road(s).
Since the county
negotiated the Development
of Regional Impact (DRI)
document with the St. Joe
Company before WindMark
construction began, they are
requesting that the city not

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It seems to me that if Florida had stiffer penalties,
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A: You are quite right about the danger people
who run red lights present. As a matter of fact,
legislation passed during this year's session,
H.B. 497, makes the following changes:
* Increases the civil penalty for a driver failing to obey
a red traffic signal from $60.00 to $125.00*,
and assesses 4 points against a driver failing to
obey a traffic control signal device;
* Requires an operator to complete a driver improvement
course for a second violation occurring within
12 months of the first violation; and
* Distributes monies collected from the increased civil
penalty to trauma centers based 'on trauma
caseload and severity of trauma patients.
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City Budget

"It's gotten to the crisis
stage, in my opinion," said
Mark Costin, owner of
Ace Hardware on Williams
This year, tax
assessments on Costin's
storefront went up by 182
percent, after going up a
significant amount the year
before. The value of his
Reid Avenue warehouses
increased 222 percent.
Costin's property taxes
have doubled in two years'
With homeowners
sheltered from substantial
assessment increases, Costin
and his fellow businessmen
argued that the taxing burden
was being placed squarely on
their shoulders.
"We're all about paying

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our fair share, but when we
see this huge increase in one
year, it's just killing us," he
Crafting a Conservative
With much of the school
board's taxing formula
determined by the state -
the board finalized a millage
rate of 4.660, representing a
tax increase of 6.3 percent
- business owners took a
closer look at the county and
city budgets.
They did not like what
they saw.
Several business owners'
argued that the city and
county should approach their
budget in the same manner
as a business, examining
needs and working upwards
from a zero-base.
Mel Magidson, a
local lawyer and Chamber
of Commerce president
criticized county and city
commissioners for taking
advantage of inflated property.
values at the expense of
taxpayer relief.
"They've waited to see
how much money they've
got, then they start spending
it," he said.
Magidson and others
advised the taxing authorities
to first craft a budget, then set
the millage rate to achieve it -
to take what Wood's Fisheries
owner, Mark Godwin called
"a logical approach" to the
budgeting process.
"Slashing" the budget
after the fact was, to Godwin,
an attempt by commissioners
to give a false impression of
fiscal restraint.

"The problem is, the whole
process is backwards," said
Godwin, citing as evidence
county commissioner Bill
Williams' statement in the
first public hearing that, in
the absence of long-term
planning, the board was
merely "throwing darts."
Eugene Raffield, vice
president of Raffield Fisheries
in Highland View, proposed
greater coordination of taxing
authorities, suggesting the
county, city and school board
come together on a regular
basis to discuss budgeting
Raffield and Godwin
urged commissioners to be
mindful of the rolled-back
rate, the rate of millage that
would bring in the same
amount of tax revenue as
the previous year.
Godwin called a three
percent budget increase a
"good solid number," noting,
"there's even waste in that."
Describing himself as a
conservative businessman,
Godwin believes the county
has taken its unbridled
spending too far.
"I don't operate my
business like this, I don't
expect the county to," he
How Businesses are Coping
Costin called it a "ripple
Businesses saddled with
high property tax bills must
raise prices to cover expenses.
In turn, they lose their
ability to be competitive, and
customers shop elsewhere.
Ace Hardware shoppers
make the. hour-long journey
to Lowes or Home Dept; they
trade the convenience of
shopping locally for the low
prices of chain stores.
The ripple extends to
Reid Avenue, where Taylor
struggles to compete against
the LaZBoys of the world, and
Willie and Shirley Ramsey, of
Ramseys' Printing and Office
Products, must pause before
tagging an ink cartridge.
If the price is not the
same as Wal-Mart's, noted
Willie Ramsey, customers
will not buy.
The ripple extends to
Highland View, to Raffield's
Fisheries and Wood's
Low-cost, readily-
available imports have
'already forced Godwin and
Raffield to lower their, prices,
and they are prevented from







Millage Rates and Total Assessed Property Values for Gulf County
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

County 6.575 6.5286 6.2646 6.2646 5.0952

School 7.332 6.875 7.133 6.68 4.66
PSJ 6.67 6.67 6.67 6.17 5.17

Valuesrty 943,848,860 1.095.360.589 1,314,526,791 1,724,?19,172 2,668,457.362

going much higher. Their to schools
businesses are part of a organizations
global economy, where only "We're n
the competitive survive, each other b
If business owners do financially
not raise their prices, they Raffield. "Yo
must cut somewhere else, so much."
or take 4 hit in their profit The Future
margins. Bus
Costin noted that rising Taylor do
property taxes are preventing much faith i
him from improving his leaves his T
business and giving his the capable
employees the raises they son, Rick, Si
deserve. Company's b
For Raffield, one of the "Figures
most unfortunate aspects of and turned a
scaling back will be denying moved around
requests for donations Taylor

City and County

On Monday, the city
commission adopted a 5.17
millage rate, representing a
17.72 percent increase over
the rolled-back rate.
City Commissioner John
Reeves was the lone voice of
dissent, advising the city to
explore cutting an additional
Wayne Taylor, the only
businessman to speak at
the meeting, called the tax
increase unacceptable.
"I don't think anybody's
got a handle on what's
happening to businesses,"
he said.
Reeves, a fellow Reid
Avenue businessman, voiced
his solidarity with Taylor.
"It's a small minority
of people that this is really
hurting, and they're the life
blood of the community,"
Reeves said.
At Tuesday's final county
commission public budget
hearing, Raffield Fisheries
vice president Eugene
Raffield made one last plea
for tax relief.
That morning, Raffield,
along with Gulf County
property appraiser Kesley
Colbert and commissioner
Bill Williams, met with
Florida Speaker of the House
Allan Bense to discuss the
impact of rising property
taxes on local businesses.
Raffield said Bense
assured him the problem was
not confined to Gulf County.
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interested in the story of
what's happening, in the
unprecedented burdens being
placed on already struggling
business owners.
The proprietor of one
of Reid Avenue's longest-
running businesses, Taylor
has earned the right to tell
that story.
So have Costin, Raffield,
Godwin and Ramsey. Their
family-owned businesses are
part of the history of Port St.
They are asking to be a
part of its future.

Finalize Budgets

burden on business owners,
Bense promised to support
a bill originating in Pinellas
County that would effectively
extend the homestead
exemption to businesses,
capping value assessments
at three percent each year.
Raffield asked the
commissioners to consider
a 10-12 percent increase in
revenue for one year, giving
the state time to initiate any
policy changes.
Commissioner Billy
Traylor said that although he
sympathized with Raffield's
plight as a business owner,
it was "a little late in the
ballgame" to make an over
10 percent decrease in the
county budget.
The remaining
commissioners were of a like
mind, spending the remainder
of the hearing shifting money
from one fund to another,
without' making 'any actual
budget cuts.
The 5.0952 millage
rate set at the first public
hearing held, representing
a tax increase of nearly 26
In other business:

Arguing that the county
was moving to quickly in
hiring 14 new employees,
Williams suggested freezing
all new hires and relocating
salaries estimated at $48,000
apiece to the reserve or cash
carried forward funds.
An outside agency would
in turn assess the needs of
each department, reporting

back to the board in one to
three months' time.
The board approved the
motion 3 to 1, with Traylor
dissenting. Commissioner
Jerry Barnes was not present
at the meeting.
After a 3-2 decision last
week to maintain single
member districts, Williams
suggested using $100,000
of the $150,000 earmarked
for pursing legal remedies to
return to county-wide voting
to hire a chief financial
officer. The other $50,000
would go in reserves.
Williams stressed the
importance of long-term
strategic planning, especially
given the public's concern
over rising tax bills. His
motion was not seconded.
Commissioner Nathan
Peters noted that the
extension of his district out
of the city and into White
City and Money Bayou would
require a work crew and
spray truck, expenditures he
estimated at $115,000. He
moved that the sum be taken
from the county's litigation
After the board approved
Peters' motion 3 to 1 (with
Williams dissenting),
Williams asked the board
how it planned to pay for the
departmental study of new
hires without tapping into
Williams asked Peters
if he could make do with
$75,000, instead of$115,000,
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Adopts New Budget, Millage Rate

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
If you speak up, they just
might listen.
Several residents
appeared before the Mexico
Beach City Council's special
meeting last Tuesday to
voice their concerns over the
proposed millage rate.
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voted in another special
meeting this week to set the
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Red Tide

attended to about 10 patients
in the past two weeks who
were battling pesky symptoms
of red tide.
Among the ailments
many of his patients were
suffering included sore
throats, difficulty breathing,
particularly for asthmatic
patients, and aching, watery
"Unfortunately, there's
not a lot to do except get
indoors until it passes,"
Murphy said.
His own wife, Murphy
said, had basically been
trapped inside their home for
quite some time.
Though Murphy said
he has only lived in the
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be levied for each $1,000 of
Ad valorem taxes provide
operational funds for the City
of Mexico Beach.
According to Ordinance
500 which set the new millage
rate, this millage of 4.35 is
34.78 percent greater than
the roll-back rate of 3.2275.
The new rate is lower than
the originally proposed rate
of 4.5 mills.
The council also agreed
to adopt the new budget for

talking with other long-time
residents, this is the longest
period in which a red tide has
remained )in the area.
Heidi Wallman, an
environmental specialist with
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Sciences in Panama 'City,
said the high salinity and
warm temperatures can be
contributing to an unusually
long duration of red tide.
The high salinity of
coastal waters, Wallman said,
is due to a lack of significant
rain in recent weeks.
Murphy added that a good
drenching of rain would aid
in dissipating the red tide.
A drop in temperatures
would also help disolve
the toxic blooms contained
in a red tide, but with
weather forecasts calling for
temperatures to remain in the
80s and 90s in the coming
days, it is difficult to determine
how long the unwelcome
guest will remain.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) research
offices in Sarasota dispatched
several scientists last week to
collect current water samples
from the St. Joseph Bay. The
samples would take several
days to process to determine
recent concentrations of red
tideo, h*lopis affecting Gulf-
County. Last week's samples
friom.i& S4. Jos6ph Peninsula

the fiscal year 2005-2006.
The new budget allots
just over $4.1 million for the
,General Fund and the Special
Revenue Road Fund.
The monies will go
towards the operation of
administrative and building
departments, police, fire and
emergency services, code
enforcement, general and
vehicle maintenance, streets,
parks and recreation and the
In other business,
several residents attended a

From Page IA

State Park were not available
at press time. However the
Federal Wildlife Research
Institute reported that an
aerial flyover conducted on
Friday, Sept. 16, indicated
there were still large areas of
red tide visible from Clearwater
to the Apalachicola bay.
Two weeks ago,
Department of Environmental
Protection representatives
from the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve,
reported "LOWa to HIGH"
concentrations of red tide.
The presence of red tide cells
in the sampled area ranged
from 10,000 to as much as
1,000,000 cells per liter. With
such a broad concentration
range, possible environmental
effects included respiratory
irritation, fish kills and
discoloration of the water.
Samples taken at
Indian Pass also indicated
concentrations of red tide that
resulted in fish kills along the
beach. Red tide's presence
in the Apalachicola Bay has
shut down the oyster beds,
paralyzing oystermen and the
restaurants for which they

workshop prior to the special
meeting to take up the
incessant issue of the canal.
City administrator Henry
Flack briefed the council
on the current status of the
dredge and the closed canal.
Flack said Public Works
Director Troy Williams had
been using the smaller of the
city's two dredges to pump
sand out of the mouth of the
This process, however,
seemed touch-and-go with
recent hydraulic fluid leaks
on the smaller dredge and the
larger dredge not currently in
Flack told the council he
anticipated the canal would
be wide open by this coming

Councilman Al Cathey,
frustrated with non-operating
equipment, said the dredge
had been a major problem for
the city for sometime.
"We need a piece of
equipment to do the job we
need to do," Cathey said,
adding that the dredge and
the canal were becoming
taxing issues for the city's
In a special meeting
following its workshop,
the council authorized city
staff to look for a more firm
resolution to the dredge issue.
Flack said one of the first
steps would be contacting
the original company that
sold the dredge to the city.

1. In Florida, Red Tide is caused by a microscopic alga
(a plant-like microorganism) called Karenia brevis or
SK. Brevis.
2. The organism produces a toxin that can affect the
central nervous system of fish, birds, mammals and
other animals.
3. At high concentrations (called a bloom), the organism
may discolor the water- sometimes red, light or dark
green, brown or clear.
4. Red Tides or Harmful Algal Blooms occur worldwide.
K. brevis is found almost exclusively in the Gulf of
Mexico but has been found on the East Coast of
Florida and off the coast of North Carolina.
5. Red Tide blooms can last days, weeks or months and
can also change daily due to wind conditions. Offshore
winds normally bring it near the shore and onshore
winds drive it out to sea.
6. Red Tide was first officially recorded in Florida in 1844.
7. A Red Tide Bloom needs Biology: the organisms,
Chemistry: nutrients for growth (natural or man -rade;
Physics:concentrating and transport mechanisms NIo
one fact causes it. Tests are currently being conducted
to see if coastal nutrients enhance or prolong a bloom.
8.. Reports fish kills to FWRI at 1-800-636-0511. Check
current red tide status information by county at
9. To learn more about Red Tide go to
www.RedTideOnline.com or view four streaming
,videos on line at www.Start .corn
10. Red Tide Health Hotline is a FREE, 24/7 service
staffed by medical professionals.

Call 1-888-232-8635 for health questions.

For now, most of the For more information about red tide: Bu
dead fish are petrified and other sources at hftp-//www redfideonline com
Hardcopy information about Florida
have been removed from Petersburg, FL 33701.
area beaches. But, with algal The National Oceanic and Atmosphe
area beaches. But, with algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. htto'//www
shifting winds and no rain,
'"unfortunately, the red tide .
does not appear to be going aw
anywhere anytime soon. I

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to economic partnership for
several rural counties in
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j the early sponsorship and
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I Marcum said the thoroughfare
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From Interstate 10, the
main artery for transporting
people and goods across
north Florida, U.S. 231 in
Bay County is the primary
connector to U.S. 98.
"This would really help
with moving merchandise
in and out of the area, but
particularly, it would help
those developers along 98 get
supplies," Marcum said.
The initial parkway will
only be a two-lane highway.
Rosemary Woods of PBS&J,
the consulting engineers
for the project, said part
of the project would be the
acquisition of right of ways
and easements to widen the
corridor in the future.
Alan McNair of the
Gulf County Economic
Development Council said
though he had not been
directly involved with the
Parkway project, anything
that can help attract new
business to the area would
make a significant difference.
McNair said a deterrent
for businesses looking to set
up in Gulf County has been
the distance from Interstate

The council also approved
Flack's three-year contract to
serve as the city administrator
for Mexico Beach.
During the workshop,
some members of the council
expressed concern over a 52-
week severance as part of
the contract. It was agreed
that the severance pay would
extend for only six months.
Finally, the council
accepted bids from John
Arnold and Break Away
Hauling to perform emergency
beach scraping. Both
companies put in bids for the
job, but the council decided to
split the bids, suggesting that
one company begin scraping
at one end of the beach and
one at the other.

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1 Most people can swim in Red Tide but it can cause skin
irriationr and burning eyes II tvour Skin is easily Irrtated
Soiu ioed uode waler if you e.perrenice trnLation get out
and thoroughly wash off with fresh water. Swimming
near dead fish Is not recommended.
2. Symptoms from breathing red tide toxins are normally
coughing, sneezing and eye tearing. Symptoms are
usually temporary when Red Tide toxins are in the air,
Wearing a particle filter mask may lessen the affects
and research shows that using over the counter
antihistamines may decrease your symptoms. Check
the marine forecast. Fewer toxins are in the air when
the wind is blowing off shore.
3. People with respiratory problems should avoid Red Tide
areas especially when winds are blowing toxins near
shore. If you go to the beach, take your short acting
inhaler with you. if you have symptoms, leave the beach
and seek air conditioning.

1. Commercial seafood found in restaurants and grocery
stores is safe as it comes from Red Tide free water
and is monitored by the government.
2. Recreational fisherman must be careful:
Do not eat mollusks (clams or oysters) taken from
Florida Red Tide waters as they contain toxins that
cause a food poisoning called NSP (Neurotoxic
SShellfish Poisoning).
Finfish caught live can be eaten if filleted.
Shrimp and crabs are safe to eat.
Use common sense-Harvesting distressed or dead
animals is not advised under any circumstances.
Edible parts of other animals (i.e. crustaceans)
commonly called shellfish (e.g., crabs, shrimp and
lobsters), are not affected by the red tide organisms
and can be eaten.

sinesses affected by red tide events can find information, offer "kits" and brochures and find links to. ,
This site is maintained by Solutions to Avoid Red Tide (S.T.A.R.T.), a nonprofit group at Longboat Key.
red tides is available by request to FWRI, Outreach Coordination Office, 100 Eighth Avenue SE, St. '
eric Administration (NOAA) uses satellite imagery, field observations and buoy data to assist harmful
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Corridor romPageA

"It's obvious that the better
our transportation routes are,
the more businesses will be
interested in locating in Gulf
County," McNair said.
The widening of Hwy.
71 to four lanes, McNair
said, would be the preferred
transportation improvement
for Gulf County, but that did
not appear to be a viable
option anytime in the near
George Duren of Duren's
Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe
said such a parkway would
offer tremendous help to
his shipments coming from
Birmingham, Ala.
At least one 18-wheel
truck delivers groceries
to Duren's store each day
Monday through Saturday.
With increasing fuel prices,
Duren said the parkway
would help to ease those trips
between Birmingham and
Port St. Joe.
Allen Cox, chairnian of
the Port St. Joe Port Authority,
said the Port's future success
is directly linked to the'area's
intermodal capabilities.
In conjunction with the
newly formed Northwest
Florida Transportation
Corridor Authority, Cox said
the Gulf Coast Parkway would
contribute to a more thorough
transportation system.
The parkway, however,
would offer more than just
economic benefits.
The proposed route would
reroute traffic from U.S. 98,
which dissects Tyndall Air
Force Base, and improve
military security.
The frequent hurricane

evacuations of late would
be made a bit easier, and
safer, with the parkway's
Woods helped to conduct,.
the initial corridor study to
determine the most feasible
and preferred connecting.,:
route. ,
Over the course of thel,
initial study, engineers r.
evaluated several factors",
like wetlands, impacts on,"
endangered species and the-
bearings such a roadway".
would have on residents and'
During the corridor study,
PBS&J and Opportunity"
Florida held town hall'
meetings with business'
leaders and residents toZ'
determine the most preferred
path for the parkway.
Though Corridor B was'
chosen as the most feasible-"
option, construction of the
parkway is still far into the
Woods told Gulf County$'
Commissioners last week
during their regular meeting",
that the precise route of
the parkway is yet to be,
Marcum said there is
approximately a half mile of
variance along the currently"
designated corridor, so the';
Project Development and'4
Environmental Study, the*
next step in the project, will"
more accurately define thel,
exact location of the road. 3
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Office temperatures may never please everyone

Story By Carol Mcgraw
Illustration By Nichole
Freedom News Service
Like the infamous por-
ridge of the Three Bears fairy
tale, the temperature at work
seems to be either too hot,
too cold or, on rare occa-
sions, just right.
One thing is certain:
Whoever controls the thermo-
stat wins the comfort war.
The thermostat at United
Title Co. in Colorado Springs,
Colo., has a little strip of
cellophane taped over the
"That's so we can't make
it warmer in here," Laura
Janis says. "We are freez-
Stephanie Hargrove
chimes in with good-humored
exaggeration: "I bet it's only

why they are cold," Truelove
says. "They should dress
In fact, the women at his
office are wearing besides
the sweaters sandals,
skirts and short-sleeved
They joke that they can
hardly wait to move to their
new office, where Truelove
will have his own office and
"Even if an office is the
perfect 75, and low humidity,
there are going to be peo-
ple who aren't happy," says

The women have been
known to sneak over, peel off ------
the tape and turn the air off..
"We always get caught -. -
because the system makes 1 "
this loud SSSssss, so he
knows when we do it," Janis
says, laughing.
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Truelove, the office manager, JERILEE I
who thinks the temperature CHILLY: Stephanie Hargrove,
is "just right." Well, actu- CHILLY: Stephanie Hargrove, lef
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ally he would prefer it abit ing at United Title Co in Colorad
cooler. He keeps his house ager thinks the temperature is
at about 62 degrees. But he
knows that's a little unrea- d t r e t
sonable, dent of research and technol-
This battle for air con ogy for the Air Conditioning
d .... .. Contractors of America, also
ditioning and/or heating based in Virginia. Studies
comfort is waged across the have shown that 20 percent
country as temperatures or more of those in a typi-
fluctuate with the seasons. r e of ts i a .
fluctuate with the seasons. cal setting will not be satis-
e in this money to be fed with the temperature,
made in this battle, he says
he says.
lionctra-r ts o. r bThere is often a discrep-
residential and small-busi- like and what men like when
ness use were sold nation- it comes to temperature.
wide in 2004, compared lotes ave something to
with 4.9 million in 1994, do with it. Men's styles are
according to Dave Martz, by their nature warmer,
statistician with Virginia- Hourahan says.
based Air Conditioning and h.. ..r.a. s .
Refrigeration Institute. About Other factors include a
$44 billion was spent last arson's metabolism, where
purchasing and in the office the person
year ing and install- sits and how active he or
ing air conditioning. she is during the day, says
Meanwhile, the women Jean Phillips, president of
in United Title Co., along Colorado Springs-based JP
with others in offices all over Engineering Inc., a licensed
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ready in their desks and drag sweater route, she suggests
out when what they perceive sweater route, she s s
as frigid wind blows through
their cubicles. She wears them year-
round, with a jacket thrown
Hargrove's emergency over her outfit, even though
sweater -has a run in the she controls the office ther-
sleeve that is as wide as an mostat. "I work with mostly
icicle. "It's so old I don't know men" she sa s. Her office
where I got it. It's embarrass- is small, so dividing it into
ing," she says. specific "comfort zones" with
Janis' sweater was part their own controls is not
of the no-nonsense navy- practical, she says.
blue uniform she wore years Why socks? It's a mat-
ago when she was a flight ter of science, not style, she
attendant says. In an air-conditioned
Truelove and the guys office, cold air settles and
in the office are dressed in warmer air rises. So, those in
typical business attire: white sandals or with cold feet feel
shirt with T-shirt under- the cold air more than those
neath, tie, slacks, shoes and with socks and shoes.

They have no need for
emergency sweaters, they
"They (the women) might
as well be barefoot, that's

offices require more cooling.
"If you have the same
thermostat for the interior
and exterior areas, no one is
happy," Phillips says. In win-
ter, the outside offices need
more heat and the inside
areas usually need cooling.
The American Society of
Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Engineers
Inc. suggests that the system
be capable of maintaining an
inside air temperature of 68-
74 degrees in winter, and 73-
79 degrees in summer. The
temperatures vary seasonally
because people wear warmer

BENNETT / Freedom News service
t, and Laura Janis wear sweaters
because of the frosty air condition-
do Springs, Colo. The office man-
"just right."

clothing in winter and cooler
clothes in summer.
The best way to achieve
comfortable temperatures is
by using zones with their
own thermostats. But that
isn't always possible in cer-
tain buildings, Phillips says.
Movie theaters, restau-
rants and stores have their
own air conditioning prob-
lems. Theater owners crank
up the air conditioning-
before the customers arrive:"
It seems cold at first, but as
more bodies are packed in
the space, the temperature
rises. Restaurants, especially
those with open kitchens,
have to deal with that extra
heat. Sometimes that results
in patrons under the air
ducts complaining.
Air conditioning blew
into department stores in
the mid-1920s. One of the
first to get it was Hudson's
Department Store in Detroit,
according to a history on
the Web site for Carrier, a
Connecticut- based air con-
ditioning manufacturing

company (www.carrier.com).
Before it was installed, shop-
pers sometimes fainted from
the heat during crowded
sales in the store.
Owners of Music
Exchange in Colorado
Springs worry abut the mer-
chandise, too. One recent
day, a new swamp cooler was
being installed in the store.
The unit cools the air and
also adds moisture, which
helps keep the guitars from
drying out, says clerk Ed
Johnson. The store used to
be a car dealership.
When a building's ten-
ants change, the old air
conditioning system doesn't
always do the job, Hourahan
says. The most common sce-
nario is when a large retail
space is turned into offices.
The old system is not large
enough to handle the extra
heat generated by more peo-
ple and office equipment.
Store clerks are especial-
ly susceptible to the vagaries
of air conditioning because
comfort of the customer is
The hands of Coldwater
Creek manager Janet Fleming
felt like she'd had them in the
deep freeze, even though the
store's temperature is usu-
ally 70-72 degrees. She was
wearing a sweater. "When
you are in it all day, it gets
pretty cool," she says.
Customers like it that
way. Coming in from the out-
side feels good, and shop-
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With no enthusiasm
showing, Pam, my old dive
buddy Erik Tomlinson, and
donned our scuba gear and
swam slowly downward to
investigate the 1859 light.
We have had expected a
pile of storn battered bricks
but were surprtied to see
large sections of still intact
lighthouse. The base, even
though it had settled 20'feet,
still stood solid and upright.

Swimming cautiously over
several giant stingrays, we
came to the steps that had
once led from the connected
oil house into the tower.
Lying among the stingrays
and the broken walls were
the iron spiral steps that
once led up the sixty-five
foot tower. In the pale-green
light that filtered from above,
we peered under fallen walls
for other clues of its history.

July 2005. The tower and its "restored" keepers' quarters. At
the present rate of erosion, they will be on the beach in 15 years.
(Pam Jones)

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Instead, ghostly dark shapes,
scared by a new intruder, left
clouds of silt as they scurried
away to seek safety in other
recesses of the old tower.
In one "cave we came face
to face with a large jewfish,
who promptly boomed his
gills at us, a warning against
intruders to his private
domain. We backed away
leaving the giant satisfied
that he had defended his
territory. With the visibility
rapidly diminishing, we left
this gloomy realm; leaving
its countless cigar minnows,
small fish, and the jewfish to
their natural cycle of eat and
be eaten.
Over the years I've tried
to use old maps and charts
to find the first two brick
lighthouse that lie farther
offshore. Apparently they
lie buried under the sand as
they may have been destroyed
more completely than the
third lighthouse. Ill keep
searching, hs often more fun
than finding the prize.
Besides my short history
lesson there is another lesson
to be learned from the Cape
San Blas lighthouse: you
can't stop the erosion on the
Cape and the southern half
of the Peninsula.

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U.S. Coastal Survey of 1854 showing the Cape St. Bias lighthouse
destroyed and the St. Joseph's Pt. lighthouse abandoned. Notice
how the Cape extends several miles to the SSE forming St. Bias
Harbor. The Stump-Hole region is over a mile wide and St. Joseph's
Pt. is over a mile shorter than today. (H. Jones coll.)

The only way the
,Lighthouse Board could fight
it was by retreating. We had
a friend years ago on the

Peninsula who understood
the erosion process. Did

she build a house on her
beachfront land? No. As the
Gulf came closer every year
and eventually ate up 300 of
her land, she simply moved
her roomy, air-conditioned
motor home farther inland.
Eventually her land was
gone and she moved away
with no regrets and with the
happiness of living many
years on the Gulf shore.
As the Lighthouse Board
and my friend learned,
you can't build permanent
structures on the Cape. With
global-warning melting the
glaciers and Polar Icecap_
more each year, so does
the sea level rise at a faster
rate. This warning trend alsQ
increases the proliferation
and intensity of hurricanes.
The hurricanes and sea level
rise are like two giant bullies.
beating-up the defenseless
beach. His only choice is to
You can form committees,
hire consultants, make
studies, and haul. sand and
dirt nonstop; but in the end;
the Gulf will win.
Due to several .natural
disasters in the last few
years, man is slowly learning
that there are some places
he shouldn't be living upon:
floodplains, below sea level
behind levees, and on barrier

Sept 28, 1998, Hurricane Georges batters one of: the 1905
keepers' houses. The houses were moved in '99 to their present
location. (Pam Jones)

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16A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 22,'2005

Celebrating Shark Field

They celebrated 50 years
of gridiron exploits at Shark
Field last Friday, with a
reception and halftime fes-
tivities, hosted by the School
Board, superintendent and
Port. St. Joe High School,
honoring those who made
the stadium possible, and
those who first enjoyed its
atmosphere, back in 1955.
Starting players who
joined the celebration: No.
58, guard and team cap-
tain Charlie Smith; No. 59,
guard Billy Milton Johnson;
No. 50, end Frank Fletcher;
halfbacks, No. 30, Ross
Hudson, and No. 62, Bert
Munn; and No. 60, fullback
Wayne Taylor.
Other team members
who came out were: No. 33,
halfback Ronnie Young; No.
40, fullback Jackie Mitchell;
No. 44, end Larry Porter;
quarterback, No. 48, Edward
Smith; No. 49, guard Sonny
Chafin; No. 53, tackle Larry
Henley; No. 54, center
Charles Boyer; and No. 63,
halfback Travis Jones.
Joining the team were
cheerleaders from 1955: cap-
tain Gail Bateman Hinote,
Dot Sealey Creamer, Sonjia
Blount Taylor, Eda Ruth

Kilboum Taylor and Sandra
Bracewell Clenney.
Majorettes joining the
festivities were: Voncille
Alsobrook Tharpe, Delores
Chism Bliss and Dot
Dormany Sadler.
Band members Jimmy-
"Lightning" Cox, Terry
Hinote, Wanda Kennington
Wilder, Tommy Wilder and
Merl Seawright were also
part of the night, as were
teachers from the 1955 -
56 school year: Margaret
Addison, Joyce Faison, Dave
Nicholson and Jacque Price.
The men still around

who helped build Shark Field
were Dave Maddox and Lloyd
Whitfield who leveled the
hauled in dirt, then graded
it to perfection with a .6 foot

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Center has New Social Worker ; : .

Bay St. Joseph is very
pleased to introduce their
new Social Services Director,
Laura McManus, BSW. Laura
graduated from FSU, Panama
City earlier this year and did
her internship with Hospice
of the Emerald Coast.
Laura comes from, a large
family with five siblings, so it
is no wonder she understands
family dynamics and is,
attuned to social needs.

Brooke Turns Six

On'September 3, Brooke
Hysmith turned six years
old. She celebrated her birth-
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street, with a Hawaiian
Brooke's parents are
Timbo and Stephanie
Hysmith, sister is Caroline
Hysmith from Wewa.
Grandparents are Penny and
Debra Watson of Highland
View, James and wife Tammy
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The Gulf County
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counties. Dr. Ed Johnson
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University of Florida will be
our presenters. Also they will
be our presenters. Also they
will do live demonstrations
for participants. The clinic
will be held at Michael Traylor
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on Tuesday, September 27,
starting at 6:00 p.m. CST.
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The proud Grandparents
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The great grandparents of
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Davis, Trudy Cooksey and
Faye and John Patrick.
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Gulf Front 107590 $350,000
Watch the sunset right off the gulf
front decks of this 3/2.5 townhome.

Gulf Front 105401 $2,250,000
Breathtaking gulf front property.
Private boardwalk to private beach.

Gulf View 105388 $950,000
Immaculate 5/4 beach home built
in 2000 with a spectacular view of
the gulf.

Interior 107366 $695,000
Preconstruction townhome. 3/3.5
with private pool.

Interior 107367 $695,000
Preconstruction townhome. 3/3.5
with private pool.

Gulf Front 106051 $1,790,000
This is a great location right on the
gulf. Hotel has 6 rooms for rental and
upstairs office.

Interior 107355 $389,000
3/2 home close to beach.

Close to Beach 107095 $324,500
4/2 mobile home in Mexico Beach.
Close to beach.

Gulf View 107172 $1,500,000
3/3 home along dedicated beach in
Mexico Beach.

Gulf View 106181 $556,000
Spacious 2/2. Short walk to beach. 3
decks with views

Interior 106211 $495,000
Nestled in a cozy neighborhood just 2
blocks from the beach. This 3/2.5 sits
on 1/2 acre.

Gulf View 105914 $1,200,000
Must see to truly appreciate the possi-
bilities that await this 6/4 home along
dedicated beach.

Close to Beach 105861 $415,000
Gulfview townhome is just steps away
from the beach.

Interior 106297 $247,000
There are 2 mobile homes on this
lot both are 2/1. 2 1/2 blocks from

Gulf View 106415 $995,000
3/3 Gulf View home located in
Beacon Hill.

Interior 10857 $389,000
2/1 mobile home located just a few
blocks from St. Joe Bay and public
boat ramp.

Interior 107544 $339,000
This charming cozy 3/2 home is nes-
tled on a corner lot.

Special Purpose 107655 $2,500,000
What an opportunity Contiguous
to Windmark Development. 10,000
square foot all with air, loading docks,
office space, many possibilities with
this property.

Interior 107687 $557,000
Great investment. Three corner
lots with 3/2 home in the heart of
Highland View.

Interior 107442 $514,000
Large 4/3 custom built home in
peaceful Gulfaire.

Close to beach 107222 $789,000
This beautiful 3/2.5 home has access
to dedicated beach.
Interior 107068 $200,000
3/1 home on corner lot two blocks
from St. Joe Bay.

Interior 106375 $259,500
Spacious 3/2 doublewide mobile
home with screened porch and stor-
age shed area outside. 2 1/2 blocks
from beach.

Gulf View 107138 $525,000
Gulf View from the numerous decks.
Two and a half lotsll Countless
upgrades Whirlpool tub, etc.

WindMark 105936 $3,950,000
Nice home located in Windmark
Beach, located in N.W. Florida.

,Interior 107502 $175,000
This 3/2 home is located in a quiet
neighborhood on a beautiful half
acre lot.

Waterfront 106478 $389,900
Beautiful 2/2 house on a part of the
Dead Lakes.

Interior 105849 $1,650,000
Restaurant, motel, and home being
sold together in Wewahitchka.

Interior 107594 $295,000
Cute 3/2 starter home near area

Interior 107513 $249,000
2/1 home on half acre lot in
Apalachicola. Minutes from boat

Bay View 107496 $575,000
Cute 4/2 duplex on corner lot with
bay view in quiet neighborhood.

Interior 107453 $855,000
3/3 home on Highway 98 in
Apalachicola. Property is 2 parcels,
house on highway and rear parcel
zoned commercial/residential.

Historic District 105742 $995,000
Beautiful 6/5 home in Apalachicola.

Interior 106645 $1,000,000
3/2 home and 2 mobile homes being
sold "AS IS". Short walk to river.

Interior 107705 $305,000
This 3/2 townhome is minutes from
Carrabelle River and the gulf.

Interior 106642 $419,000
3/2 house to sit on pilings with views
of the Carrabelle River. Preconstruction

Interior 106640 $419,000
3/2 house to sit on pilings with views
of the Carrabelle River. Preconstruction

Gulf View 107186 $379,900
Excellent Gulf View and River View
lots Great investment opportunities.


Close to Gulf 107044 $329,000
237x50 lot in Mexico Beach. Close to Gulf.

Interior 107528 $375,000
Own the largest lot in this new beautiful and
secluded subdivision.
Interior 106752 $170,000
2 lots situated between CR 386 and Borders
Road. 1.39 acres.
Interior 107226 $250,000
00x50 level cleared lot with septic, gas tap,
water tap, and electric. Close to beach.
Interior 106294 $269,900
75x150 lot in St. Joe Beach. Just 2 blocks
from beach.

Gulf Front 106440 $1,100,000
478x50 Gulf front lot located on Cape San

Lake Front 107500 $145,000
Beautiful lake front lot in new subdivision on
Seven Springs Lake.
Riverfront 107275 $85,000
252x107 waterfront lot on Dead Lakes.

Interior 107658 $100,000
Great 50x100 lot in growing community of
Interior 107648 $495,000
Sandalwood is located on Timber Island, in
Carrabelle. It is a private, gated community
on the Carrabelle River.
Interior 107659 $575,000
Sandalwood is located,on Timber Island, in
Carrabelle. It is a private, gated community
on the Carrabelle River.
River Front 107696 $795,000
Sandalwood is located on Timber Island, in
Carrabelle. It is a private, gated community
on the Carrabelle River.
Interior 107018 $150,000
.33 acres in High Tide subdivision in
Interior 107022 $150,000
.33 acres in High Tide Subdivision in
Interior 107117 $229,000
Beautiful lot in new subdivision in
Gulf View 107277 $250,000
Beautiful lot with view of Gulf in the heart
of Carrabelle.

Interior 107118
Beautiful lot in new subdivision.


Interior 107493 $120,000
Great 1 acre lot close to the Apalachicola
Interior 107514 $295,000
Beautiful building lot minutes from St. George
Island beaches.
Interior 107610 $225,000
Enjoy peace and quiet and most of all privacy
on this 1 acre plus iotl
Apalachicola 106034 $135,000
Lot is approximately 1000' from the
Apalachicola Bay. There is also a boat ramp
at the end of the road.
Interior 107549 $120,000
Great lot to build. Only minutes from county
boat ramp.
Interior 107588 $149,000
Fantastic building lot. Peaceful and quiet
Interior 107595 $150,000
Nice corner lot with' new construction all
around. Short drive to beaches.

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Port St. Joe Elementary Peacebuilders
Left to Right- Abby Hunt Pre-k; Sawyer Raffield, fourth grade; Lacey
Linton, kindergarten; Hayden Lee, first grade; Casey Garrett, third
grade; and Jena Julian, fifth grade. Not pictured: Clay Raffield,
second grade.

Wewa Warriors to the Rescue
With the help of the of Hurricane Katrina. In the
loyal customers at their photo, Brandon Newland is
sidewalk sale and donations presenting a check to Kelly
from faculty and staff, Mr he
BrOwn's class was able to Bailey from the Panhandle
raise $227 fot the victims Red Cross.

Students of the Week from

SWewahitchka Elementary
The Students of the fifth grade, Jennifer Bryan;
Week from Wewahitchka and sixth grade, Deanna
Elementary School for the Gortt.
week of September 16, are: Congratulations to all of
first grade, Tyler Parrish; the Students of the Week.
second grade, Jenna Jensen; Keep up the good work! *

Thanks to all of the
parents who attended
the Program Governance
training, August 30-31 in
Tallahassee. We hope to
have a successful school
There will be a Policy
Council Meeting- September
27 at 5 p.m. CST, at the
North Gulf Center's Family
Resource Room.
North Gulf Center
The Krispy Kreme
Doughnut sale begins now.
Delivery will be Saturday,
September 24.
Currently, we are
accepting donations for
benefiting the Hurricane
Katrina Relief Effort. Drop off
point is the Family Resource
Room at the Center. The
date has been set as October

8. Please make sure that all
clothing items are clean.
to Carie Kemp, Samantha
Goddin, Amanda McCord,
and Tammy Roberts for
being elected to serve as
parent representatives on
the Policy Council.
There will be a
Parent Meeting October 10
at 5:30 p.m. Any questions,
please call Jenatta Best at
South Gulf Center
to Katie Strain, Shannon
Jones, and April Leslie for
being elected to represent
their Center on the 2005-
2006 Policy Council.
On Saturday,
October 8, there will be a Car
Wash/BBQ plate fundraiser
to be held at Advance Auto


News Column
Faith Christian School

Remember that the
students and families of
Faith Christian School
are collecting financial
donations to help in the
relief efforts because of the
destruction left by Hurricane
Katrina. Samaritan's Purse,
the Christian relief agency
operated by Franklin
Graham, is working toward
the rebuilding of our
neighboring Gulf Coast
states. Thanks to those who
have already given!
Our students
participated in this year's
"See You at the Pole" event
Wednesday. This is an
annual event in which
students around the country
gather around flag poles on
school campuses to pray
for our nation. We also
collected canned goods and
dry goods for the hurricane .
victims. Teams from Long
Avenue Baptist Church
are assisting First Baptist
Church in Folsom, La to
feed and distribute food to
the needy .
Renee Carr is new to
our FCS family. As one of
our kindergarten teachers,
she is doing a nice job. Her

husband, Jerry, is pastor
of the First Church of the
Nazarene here in Port St. Joe.
A native of Pennsylvania,
she and her family (Jerry
and their four sons) recently
moved from Maryland.
Final Christmas Card
Sales Campaign results
are in and the bottom line?
SUCCESS! This has been
another fruitful year and
we can't say thank you
enough to Kathie Sarmiento.
Of course, we would be
remiss if we left out the
hard work of the students,
the encouragement of the
teachers, and the purchases
from all of our "customers."
Thank you so very much for
supporting Faith Christian
The purpose of Faith
Bible Church is "To honor
our God with worship and
praise; To proclaim Jesus as
Lord; To recognize the power
of the Holy Spirit." In 1974,
Faith Bible Church founded
Faith Christian 'School.
Since that time, the church
has challenged the school to
tasks in line with those listed
in our purpose statement.
We have taught our students
what it means to honor and
worship God. We have
endeavored to proclaim the
lordship of Jesus Christ.
Also, we know that we do
all that we do through the
power of the Holy Spirit.
Without apology, our church
fulfills its purpose through
this educational ministry.

Three Servicemen Statue South, Inc.
$15.Y Available in
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Place your order by
calling 653-1318

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

Parts from 10a.m. 2
p.m. The plates will be $5
each and the car wash by
donation. The BBQ plates
will include: BBQ sandwich,
baked beans, potato salad or
Community College

coleslaw, and sweet team.
Parent Meeting -
Any questions, please
call Jennifer Brake or Terri
Bird at 229-6415

Minority Enrollment

and Completion Figures on the Rise

E d u c a t i o n
Commissioner John L. Winn
and Community College
and Workforce Education
Chancellor David Armstrong
today applauded Florida's
community colleges for their
recruitment and retention
efforts, which have resulted
in dramatically increased
minority enrollment and
completion figures over the
last five years.
Recent Department of
Education reports indicate'
that the Florida Community
College System (FCCS)
has shown a 29.8 percent
increase in Hispanic student
enrollment and a 19.9
percent increase in African-
American student enrollment
over the last five years. This
represents an enrollment
increase among Hispanic
students from 125,050 in
2000-01 to 162,283 in 2004-
05. Similarly, enrollment
among African-American
students increased from
118,522, in 2000-01 to
142,079 in 2004-05. During
the same period, the FCCS'
overall student enrollment
figures grew from 737,857
to 800,036, representing. an
8.4 percent increase.
Also since 2000-01, the
FCCS has shown a 44.3
percent increase in African-
American Associates in Arts
degree completers and a 30.3
percent increase in Hispanic
Associates in Arts degree
completers. The headcount
figures that correspond to
these percentages show a
growth from 2,743 African-
American degree completers
in 2000-01 to 3,957 in 2004-
05 and from 4,410 Hispanic
degree completes in 2000-
01 to 5,747 in 2004-05. The
FCCS' overall completion
rate increased from 27,103
to 31,897 over the same
five year period, which
represents a 17.7 percent
growth. These graduation
rates put the FCCS first'
among the sixteen Southern
Regional Education Board
"I congratulate Florida's
community colleges for
recognizing the importance of
providing access to a college
education for a traditionally
underserved population,"
said Commissioner Winn.
"Identifying ways to better
recruit and retain minority
students into our community
college system is vital
from both an educational
and economic standpoint.
Whether students earn a
degree, continue on to a

university or gain career
education skills, community
college completers are better
prepared to enter the state's
workforce in higher-skill,
higher-paying jobs."
Florida officials credit
local, state and federal
policies and programs that
encourage recruitment
and retention efforts for
all students, especially
traditionally underserved
populations. Examples of
these programs include the
College Reach Out Program,
Gear Up and Project Stars.
Additionally, there has
been support from private
foundations, such as the
Lumina Foundation for
Education which strives to
help people achieve their
potential by expanding
access and success in
education beyond high
"Community colleges
increasingly provide all
Floridians, regardless of
color or socioeconomic
background, with an
opportunity to earn a
passport to the American
Dream," explained David
Armstrong,, Chancellor
of Florida's Division of
Community Colleges and
Workforce Education. "Our
dedicated faculty and staff
are focused on giving every
Floridian with ability and
aspiration an opportunity
to succeed in the classroom,
and as a result, earn a ticket
to great jobs and careers or
further learning en route to
a bachelor's degree."
Many of the individual
community colleges have
even more impressive
minority enrollment and
completion increases than
the state averages. Some of
their recruitment strategies
include hiring recruiters
specifically for Hispanic
students and developing
Spanish-language materials
to support those efforts, as
well as hosting community
events honoring Martin
Luther King Day and Cinco de
Mayo celebrations. Keys to
the retention efforts include
advisement and- counseling
that help students stay
on their educational track
and offering tutoring and
computer-based help in
learning that is provided
free-of-charge. Institutions
also focus on a commitment
to diversity in hiring
by providing a learning
environment reflective of,
the overall diversity in the
community they serve.

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2 beautifully landscaped lots. 1 blk
to river/park. Gleaming hardwood
'floors, spacious kitchen w/granite
counters. Built in 2003. Includes
348 sq ft bldg. with many possible
uses. MLS 105867$749,500

BAY FRONT -Panoramic bay & gulf
views throughout this lovely bay
front Cape home. Spacious kitchen,
living-dining area which opens onto
large screened porch for dinners
overlooking the bay. MLS 104639

CAPE SAN BLAS Fabulous bay
views from the deck & a pleasant
glimpse of the gulf and sounds of
the surf from the master suite. Cus-
tom interior by Tiffins. Pristine con-
dition. MLS 105016 $494,000


Kayla White

White Attending

University of Alabama

Kayla White, a 2005
Port St. Joe High School
graduate, is now attending
the University of Alabama
where she is studying
aerospace engineering. She
is now marching with the
Million Dollar Band. She was
in the Port St. Joe Band of
Gold for seven years where
she was a drum major her
senior year.

by Rebecca Furr
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Junior Beta Club has
held its 2005-2006 election
to select their president,
vice president, secretary,
treasurer, historian, social
chairman, and senators.
With many candidates to
choose from, the following
people are the ones who are
now representing PSJMS
National Junior Beta Club:
as president Sara Hoffman;
vice president Chelsea
Flanagan; secretary Rebecca
Furr; treasurer Robyn
Carroll; historian Chellsey
O'Neill; social chairman Cody
Clark; last but not least our
7th grade senators Megan
Gannon, Dylan Hester, and
Caitlin Rich.'
Currently, the Beta
Club is raising money for
the victims of Hurricane
Katrina Last year the Beta
Club raised over $1,000 for
the victims of Hurricane
Ivan by hosting a movie and
evening snacks, but this
year we would like to raise a
minimum amount of $2,000.
To raise this money, what
we will be doing is hosting

by Teri Lyn Strain
We have been in school
for six weeks now, and some
of us are still having trouble
getting back into the swing
of things. For me, being a
senior makes it all a little bit
Seniors, if you would like
to purchase one of our class
t-shirts, you must bring fif-
teen dollars to Ms. Barbee
by Tuesday, September 20th.
Also on Tuesday, we will be
ordering senior portraits in
the student activity room.
You may order from 11:00a.
m.-l:00p.m., or from 4:00p.
Anyone in the National
Honor Society needs to
pay your ten dollar dues to
Carmen Hill by September

our first gender bender. The
gender bender will be held on
a Wednesday, Septemer 21.
We will be holding' a raffle;
each student donates $1 to
our fund raiser. Their name
will be placed in a pot, if
their name is drawn they will
receive a cool prize!
Remember, the more
entries the more chances
of wining! We will also be
throwing a party to the A.A.
that raises the most money
by serving hotdogs and ice
cream sundaes for lunch.
Hopefully, all the students
will try their best to win best
dressed. One guy or girl will
be receiving an awesome
prize. Remember guys all of
this money is going towards
the hurricane Katrina day
for teachers. We hope you
will participate in the gender
bender, raffle and A.A.
competition. The Beta Club
hopes our fundraiser will be
successful and a hit, as well
as a fun day for teachers. I
know if I were a victim I would
appreciate schools doing this
for me. I hope everyone will
follow the herd, and join in.

The Keyettes initiat-
ed some new members on
Tuesday night. They are
Brooke Mathes, Teri Strain,
Candace Branch, Sierra
King, Katie Calvarese, Paige
Stafford, Rah-Rah Langston,
Jera Ashabranner, and April
Martin. If you were at the
middle school football game
last week, you would have
seen Sierra King as Steve
Urkel, Paige Stafford as Big
Mama, and several other
hysterical performances.
Congratulations to all of the
new members!
The Band of Gold is look-
ing for old instruments. If
you have any you would like
to donate, please bring them
to the school. The band will
greatly appreciate it.
The volleyball team
played against West Gadsen
in Greensboro on Thursday.
The junior varsity played
hard, but lost. The varsity
team won their first match,
but lost the next three with
very close scores.
The junior varsity football
team defeated North Florida
Christian in Tallahassee
last week with a score of
22-0. This week the team
will travel to Florida High to
play, and the game starts at
The varsity team played
against Freeport Friday
night, and won with a final'
score of 44-0. Go Sharks!
This Friday the cheer-
leaders are having a pep-
rally to get the team ready for
the game in Wewa. It starts
at 8:00p.m., so come out and
support the Sharks for this
exciting rivalry!
Wednesday, September'
21st will be a half day
because there is a teacher's
in-service. Everyone make
plans to go home early!
This year sure started
out fast, and I know it is
going to be great! Hopefully
it doesn't end as quickly as
it began, because I want my
last year at Port St. Joe High
School to be well spent. We
as seniors have shared many
good times together, and the
memories will last forever.

wooded lot in Southbeach. Adjacent lot is listed at $485,000.
Terrific investment opportunity. MLS 105570 $335,000
PARK POINT Large corner lot in a great new Cape com-
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here will be deciding whether you want to swim in the Gulf,
the bay, or the Park Point pool just across the street. MLS
105868 $424,000
BOARDWALK Prime corner lot in established Cape San
Bias gulf-front neighborhood of attractive homes. Commu-
nity pool and hot-tub. Deeded beach access. MLS 106877
PORT ST. JOE Large, beautifully wooded lot near the col-
lege and proposed new hospital. ONe of the best values in
town. MLS 106137 $149,000
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1085 Cape San Bias Rd.


4975-A Cape San Blas Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Business: 850-227-9000
Toll-Free: 866-229-5525


home in the heart of PSJ, one
block off of St. Joseph Bay and
completely refurbished includ-
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floors. & more. Must see to
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coveted Indian Pass Subdivision.
t FEMA flood, great views, hut
tub, & much morel $850,000

Dawn & Randall Jones,
After Hours:

Slot on coveted Indian pass
with sweeping views of the
Gulf & Indian Lagoon. A
Perfect location for your
coastal dream home.
OFFERED @ $1,250,000

BAYFRONT lot on Cape San
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3 on the pristine St Joseph
1Bay This secluded lot with
Slush vegetation and lots of
wildlife is the perfect spot to
build your dream vacation
home. $989,000

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Port St. Joe, FL 32456 &
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blocks from the Bay. Offered sunsets, this GULF FRONT
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Bob Pelc, Agent After Hours:
Mobile: 850-229-8704
850-227-5374 Mobile:

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in Water's Edge subdivi-
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gulf access, swimming pool
& tennis courts. Gorgeous
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tile, marble, teak flooring,
cherry cabinetry and much
more! One of a kind home!

townhome in Barrier Dunes
with numerous amenities
including swimming pool,
tennis courts, fishing ponds,
& much more! X Flood zone!


Bayfront lot on Cape San Bias $850,000
GULF FRONT on Cape San Bias $879,000
Bald Point Lot $185,000
Water's Edge Subdivision $425,000
Eastpoint BAYFRONT lot $499,000
Tremont Court in Overstreet $115,000
Mexico Beach corner lot on Hwy 98 $425,00

YARD! 100' of front-
age on the intercoastal in
Overstreet. Beautiful home-
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gorgeous views and spectacu-
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GULF FRONT lot on Cape San
Bias is for you. Nice dunes &
great vegetation make this a
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dream home. It won't last
long @ $899,000

Pass recently remodeled, lu-
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views of the Gulf of Mexi-4
co. Must see to appreciate!

Lakes on the Bluff in EASTPOINT great new sub-
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and $275,000
Indian Pass interior lot $450,000
Scenic Hwy C30 lot $299,900
Park Point Interior lot $375,000
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Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

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Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
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Morning Worshi: 11:00am.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

S.uudtr-lhJ.mt.,'t I'" I .'a" ...^
RLi Thnnias I fuldo. P'enr

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. C
Adult School
11:00 a.m. f

Highway 71/Cecil Costin Sr.BIv [

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

A hM 'Unied Ketd L
C&A 4 (xim c ead
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sniq WskipSerikes: 9:00 a.m. CST
S.dlquWeekl: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of exico leach Uited Methbl ist (kircn
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family Life Church
"Touchipg Lives with the Love of Jesus"

Join s in worship Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
r:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew
& -
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Fmil ufe Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchko
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


Where Faith, 1

te Baptist Church

Family & J

Friendship are found

Homeland Security...Safety in our own homes, neighborhoods, & communities is not
always a sure thing. Oh, we would like to think it Was so, but, experience shows us other-
wise. Our people & nation can come under attack from within or from the outside.
God says, "He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him
(Christ). His safety is completely comprehensive. He is able to "save" you & "keep you"
forever. Trust in Him today!
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691

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

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

Worship on Wednesday:

-- You're Among friends at
Oak Grove Assemblv ofGod
David .A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Tarsonage: 850-22-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. f-F
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Vtd Week Meal 500pm
Morning Worship l0.45am Mid WeekBble 5tudy 6:15pm
Xlds on the Move lo0:45am Mnistry In action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Monday 6:30pm
Caddies Ministry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 'aise Worship- 1eaching the Pure Word

Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
1 OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
ft Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm

Silging: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
YCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue2

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

First IBaptist Church)
",W,- 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 and Bible Study at 6:30p.m.
Please note, all times central
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

f yFJ,, "A Reformed Voice
Win the Community"

S 1 Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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

The 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.stiamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

The Agency for Health
Care Administration (AHCA)
today announced the addi-
tion of several mental health
drugs including Eli Lilly's
Zyprexa to the Medicaid pre-
ferred drug list (PDL). While
none of these medications
were initially recommended
by the Pharmaceutical and
Therapeutics Committee,
AHCA's commitment to pro-
viding the broadest possible
access to medications, com-
bined with manufacturers'
willingness to negotiate bet-
ter pricing, has resulted in
a win for Medicaid partici-
pants and Florida taxpayers.
The full list of drugs being
added today is: Depakote ER,
Keppra, Lamictal, Trileptal,
Zonegran and Zyprexa.
"After months of dia-
logue, we've successfully

Temple Hosts
Observance Day
On Sept. 25, Thompson
Temple First Born Church
invites everyone to join
in their Men and Women
Observance Day beginning
with the Morning Worship at
11:30 a.m.

God Still

by Billy Johnson
God still whips His chil-
dren, in one way or another.
If you're saved and not
doing His Will, Hell get your
attention brother
He sent a fish after a
preacher named Jonah, It
got his attention too.
He got mine when he
took my best friend, has he
ever done that to you?
He sent a rooster after a
preacher called Peter, got his
attention too.
Jesus told him to pray
in the garden, but he slept,
does that sound familiar to
David should have been
in battle, instead of loafing.
His loafing, looking, and
lusting are what brought his
house down.
God loves his children,
but he'll whip us too.
If you feel the whip read I
John 1:9, it will tell you what
to do.

negotiated agreements with
a number of drug manu-
facturers, including Eli Lilly,
to place additional mental
health drugs on the PDL,"
said AHCA Secretary Alan
Levine. "The Agency aims to
provide the broadest access
possible for participants
while also insisting on the
best pricing for taxpayers.
We believe we are accom-
plishing that goal."
Five of the added drugs
serve as adjunct therapies
for seizure disorders, but are
also used to treat bi-polar
disorder, mood disorders,
hyperactivity and migraines.
Zyprexa is used as an anti-
psychotic. Medicaid patients
who are prescribed these
medications will be able
to access them without a
prior authorization, effective


Here's a "Puff'
Currently for adoption at
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society are: Puff an Orange
kitty 10 weeks old. (pic-
tured); Sweetie female White
English bulldog, Peppy, very
small blond male Droopy, a
nice Bassett; Mindy, a red
mixed-breed pup; Baby, a
nice dachshund female mix;
Wendy, a three-and-a-half-
month old Lab/Chow mix
pup and Margo, a young
female Black Lab.

to Cuddle With
Also available for adop-
tions are: Kujoe, a male
Golden Retriever/Chow, neu-
tered, shots, heartworm free
and housetrained; Amos and
Andy, four-month old kittens
and many kittens that have
just been weaned.
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjbhumane-

from Blountstown as well as
other local singers.
For more information,
please contact Brother Bob
Davis at 674-8647 or Brother
Eddie Causey at 639-6191.

"Continuity of care in
the administration of pre-
scription drugs is an impor-
tant component to effective
disease management. We
remain committed to work
with Eli Lilly and other drug
manufacturers to ensure par-
ticipants receive their appro-
priate therapies," added
Secretary Levine.
Working to improve
access to affordable, quality
health care to all Floridians,
the state Agency for Health
Care Administration admin-
isters Florida's $15 billion
Medicaid program, licenses
and regulates more than
32,000 health care facilities
and 30 health maintenance
organizations, and publishes
health care data and statis-


Candy Welch, Branch Manager; Cynthia Gardner, Community Educator; Mike McLaughlin,
Community Education at Covenant Hospice; May Fuse, Administrator at NHC Home Care; Dr. Carol
Sutton, Medical Director at Bay St. Joseph; Sandra Liberman, Executive Director at Gulf County Senior
Citizen Association, Inc.; Ed Douglass, Administrator and Shirley Dixon, Director of Nursing at Bay St.

Dr. Sutton Honored at Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehab Center
Dr. Carol Sutton was honored on Monday, August 22, with a reception at Bay St. Joseph
Care & Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Sutton took over the position of Medical Director at the
facility on August 1. Family members, facility staff and local leaders of the community
enjoyed refreshments while introducing themselves to Dr. Sutton.
The residents and staff at Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation Center look forward to
a long rewarding relationship with Dr. Sutton.


At the Church of

Your Choice this


Gospel Sing At the New Harvest
Fellowship Assembly of God Church

*Sunday School
*Young Children

Agency for Health Care Administration Announces

Further Additions to Medicaid Preferred Drug List




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New harvest Fellowship
Assembly of God announces
its monthly gospel singing to
be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at
6 p.m. CT. The event will fea-
ture the Gateway Messengers

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

uf CChristopher Allen Lee w/m
G Ollloty 23 port St. Joe DWSLR

Sheriff's Report Port st. Joe

On September 9, Jarvis
Demetris Fennell, b/m, 20,
Panama City, VOP; Ray E.
Brown, w/m, 65, Port St.
.Joe, aggravated assault.
On September 10, Kristy
Jackson, w/f, 22, Port St. Joe
worthless checks Raymond
Bernard Scott, b/m 34, Port
St. Joe child support; Michael
Joseph Baleyv w/m 41, Port
St. Joe child support.
.On September 12,
Wallace Jacob Sheats w/m
54 Okaloosa County FTA
.Darrin Calloway b/m 36 Port
St. Joe child support; Ricky
Jermain Farmer b/m 21 Port
St. Joe VOP, Kiasheba Sade
Mitchell b/f 20 Port St. Joe
On September 13,
Carolyn Striplin w/f 54
Wewahitchka DUI
On September 14,

Police Report
On Sept. 13, Sidney T.
Foreman, 43 of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon
and criminal mischief.
Foreman was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department responds to
many diversified and needed
services on a daily basis
throughout, the city. Officers
at any given time respond to
calls as minor as unlocking
vehicles to calls involving
volatile and deadly situations
-where citizen's lives are
many times at risk. The Port
St. Joe Police Department is
committed to courtesy, service
and protection.; The Port
St. Joe Police Department's.

employees are proud of
providing professional law
enforcement to our citizens.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department recently received
notification in regard to
placing third in the 2004
Law Enforcement Challenge
Awards. This is quite an
accomplishment as this
award is judged statewide
with other agencies of similar
size. There are many areas
of public safety that must
be achieved in order to be
considered for this award.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will continue to
place the safety of our citizens
as top priority. The Port St.
Joe Police Department has
made many arrests for drug
possession, driving under the
influence of alcohol and/or,
drugs and numerous felony

charges as documented in
the following statistics for this
year. Out of 328 documented
cases in the year 2005 there
are 127 felony cases and
201 misdemeanor cases. The
felony cases include 17 drug
arrests. The misdemeanor
cases involve an additional
58 drug arrests with a total
of 75 drug arrests to date in
2005. There have also been
35 DUI arrests as of this

Provisions of City

Trash Receptacles

Article II, Section

54-26 of City Code

The city shall provide

each residential occupant
with a container in which
to deposit household
garbage and recyclables. The
container shall be located
at a point suitable to the
occupant, but on collection
days the occupant shall place
the container in the right-of-
way of the alley or roadway
along the usual collection
route. The occupant shall
remove the container from
the alley or roadway, when
empty, on the same day it is
Failure to remove these
trash receptacles in a timely
manner is in violation of
this city ordinance and
may be punished by a fine
not exceeding $500.00 or
imprisonment for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or by both
such fine and imprisonment.
Each day any such violation
continues shall constitute a
separate offense. (General
penalty; continuing violation,
Article II, Section 1-15)


Long Avenue Baptist
Church announces Gulf
County's first Touch-A-Truck
event to be held on Saturday,
October 15th, from 10 am to
1 pm Eastern Daylight Time,
at Centennial Park in Port
St. Joe.
All proceeds from
the event will benefit Gulf
County's Christmas for the
Kids and the Elderly pro-
gram. Admission is free, but
all kids are asked to bring a
new, unwrapped toy or a bag
of non-perishable food items.
Any donations are accepted.
The Christmas program
provides gifts, toys, food bas-
kets, clothes and Christmas
dinner to Gulf County's
deserving children and frail
elderly who would otherwise
not ;be able to celebrate the
Touch-A-Truck gives
kids an opportunity to see,
up close, many different
types of trucks, ambulances,
police, cars, boats, diggers,
tractors, and perhaps even a
Smokey the Bear and

McGruff the Crime Dog will
make appearances, greeting
the children. And hot dogs
and drinks will be available
at the concession stands,
with 100 percent of the pro-
ceeds going to the Christmas
Bring the kids out for
a special day and a unique
experience. Kids can climb
the trucks, boats and heavy
machinery. Blow the horns
and sirens, and learn how
each vehicle works.
An adult must accom-
pany all children under the
age of six years.
Long Avenue Baptist
Church has embraced this
charity anti is committed to
bringing the entire commu-
nity together for the cause.
Christmas is a time of love
and celebration for all and
this program is. our oppor-
tunity to- spread the spirit of
For additional informa-
tion, call Suzanne Doran at
229-1208 or Long Avenue
Baptist Church at 229-

by Virginia Bathhurst Beck
I am not going to publish
the article that I wrote for this
week's column. Somehow
it doesn't seem appropriate
any longer after Katrina.
Last week my life was
changed. I think every ones
was. At least we all have
a better understanding of
what above quote means. If
Katrina's path hadn't veered
to the west, it would have
been many of us without a
home, instead of most of the
people in New Orleans. At
least those Katrina victims
who came, through the
catastrophe with their lives
have seen them changed
I watched the television
and was brought to tears
by all the suffering I saw
There. I called my family and
they all suggested that I quit
watching about Katrina on-
T V so much. I agreed it
would be best for me, but
for once in my life, instead of

my family and myself, I put
someone else first. I needed,
to help the storm victims in
their misery-I felt helpless
because I couldn't figure out
what I could do to help beside
donate money. I have given
to United Methodist Church
and to the Salvation Army for
this tragedy. I picked those
particular organizations
because I know that all the
money will go to the people.
From out ,of the blue
a solution was dropped in
my lap. Lynn of the Mexicp
Beach visitor's center, where
I volunteer, sent an e-mail
appeal for people to contact
her if they had space that
they could rent or donate for
'the evacuees to stay at. We
do. I have an extra bedroom
where a couple could stay
for a while until they found a
permanent place
I no longer feel helpless.
There is some little thing
everyone can do to help the
Katrina victims if they look
hard enough. I have donated

to the Methodist Clothes
Closet on Fourth Street in
Port St. Joe and to the Civic
Center in Mexico Beach where
they are collecting sanitation
items: shampoo, conditioner,
soap, tooth paste, laundry
soap and even canned goods
for the evacuees.
Give a little .or a lot,
depending on your
circumstances. .I know
whatever you can give will
be welcome. Added together.
"little bits" can be a --LOT,"
and you'll feel better for
giving. I know that I do.

Port St. Joe

Elementary Fall

Festival Needs


Port St Joe Elementary
School's PTO is in need
of volunteers for the Fall
Festival. The festival will be
held on Friday October 28,
Volunteers are needed in
the following areas:
Classroom Coordinator
- You will help your teacher
in getting information out to
your child's classroom and
gather information that is
needed by the PTO for this
event. Responsibility begins
2-3 weeks prior and ends the
day of festival.
Festival Booth Volunteer
- Assist your teacher in
picking out the booth from
a list of booth ideas, make
sure you have everything for
the booth. Set up and break
down booth for your grade/
Day of event booth
volunteer You will man the
booth during the hours of
the festival.
Food booth volunteer -
Assist with selling food and
snacks through-out the day
or for the lunch hour
Administrative volunteer
- Assist with pick up of items
needed; distribute flyers to
all, class rooms
This is a really fun event
for the children and the
parents. If you can only be
involved for a short period
of time or one event ....this
is the event you should help
To volunteer call, please
-call April Lewis Hicks at
227-5764: Natalie Shoaf at
227- 4355 or Kay Haddock at

E\perience Real Spirit Led \\or-hipl

Mexico Beach Christian

Worship Center
703 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach
Sunday 9:30 AM
phone (daylight hours only) 648-5773




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Zion Fair Missionary Baytist church

North Port St. Joe, FI 32456

fdt THANK YOU -to a our Prtrs: =

North Port St. Joe Academic and Cultural Initiative
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
Gulf County Literacy Program
Goody's Family Clothing Inc.
Port St. Joe City Recreation Department
Port St. Joe City Police

Annual Contributors:
Jessie Ball DuPont Fund, St. Joe Community Foundation,
titute of Prosthetic Advancement, Tyndall Federal Credit Union, Emerald Coast .
edit Union, Capital City Bank, Bayside Savings Bank,. Peoples First Community
k, Smurfit Stone Container, Community Coalition Summer Food Progrm,, Hairry
smith, Di. Sidncv Daffin, III., Jean & Damon Peters, Jr., Ellen & Norman Allemore,
ch Dickens, Judge Fred Witten, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Duren's Piggy Wiggly =
,.. : &PaulGant's.Bar-B-Que

Time and Energy: .
,rt Clarke, Georgia Pierson, Bob Swenk, Dr. Fred Seamon, Bette Mottet, Jack Mul-
, Keith (Duke) Jones, Clarence Monette, Billy C. Quinn, Jr., Brittany Peters, Jim -
ton, Rev. James Williams, III., Brenda Fisher, Vivian Patten, Ard's Florist & Gifts, -
The Star Newspaper, St. Joe Furniture Co. &
Reverend Robert Pierson '
volunteers for your financial donations and contributions of your time and energy. -
aout your help and support, our annual Project: Mold-A-Male/Female Youth Out- =
reach would not be possible.

This year's conference on -
Making Money
Spending Money Wisely -
Saving Money -

Svaluable tool for our youth in helping each of them learn ways to build blocks for
)mic independence. It is through the caring and concern of people like you that our =
youth can acquire stepping stones for their future.

those who worked hard behind the scene to provide meals, we are truly grateful.


Beacon Villa Retirement Center

& Geri-Care Assisted Living

are proud to announce our new services for the community:

Companion Services Provided in your own home
.\ Conmparii.:.in s a per .on .h. cir c- f.r u dcrl audicappcd 'rs :rjn.Je-.cnr ridi.d duaiJ l.isc, rd'erred .-
sirrcr .r. ic- i

Reponi. li[ie-, include: accomp.ingdeldei on rips aod4d.tingp. prepafiri, mcia, pr,'. idingt,..,i[e
.:',er. .in ,,. i .|- il-reio [hat no harm ain com e rh em.-[nmp mie a ons mia n,:, pr...id.: h.i.nd -iin riur.in i,.arc

-r = f, i J. pI lr h i- ho i- rm inimunil .

Homemaker Services Provided in your own home
A\ H:mcnm.ik-'r i a p-rson '.h: perforrri hc,,U'ehild chore', for an elderly, handiLcappcd, or conalesiocnt indi-
'. iduaJ. '"

S Rcponsibdiiiiic-s iude: lih[ h.:usctkeeping, meal planning and piepaiain, ,ihoppinrg lsiistance, a -id
Iufnn h:, u'i.h'ld a.cihinI Horriirm.al.er rn.v nor pion'ide hand&.-n nursing cafe to le'rit.

:, ,.., = .0 i)) per h:ui hoiu minimum

O" Personal Care Services Provided in your own home
A i'Tr:,.r1 1Caic A.ir ., ranm a pcrion ho ,ssi : he ldient in iLn iImie, ..'f dAiky bing.

R.sprilbihlii:. In.:lide: A. 'iarncc v. iluh dreeinug, bahi-on, ic.Eii), pers:.naj hygiene, physical [ran fr aribu-
lIa'.-, ajnd in adiiniiicrin' rin' di-ia or i as pcininucd b'[, l.L

S t_,i,[ = $.' 35(i.I pr '.U t

Short-term Assisted Living Stays Provided in the Assisted Living Cencer
'.cdJ, ird mnin,:hli anisted hi' ing eri.'iices will be .fAicd in Geri-C ic Assited Living Center for hose ho nrc
icmpjr:,.ui i inLapacdi itod due 10 illri ,...r ;urgpial rco'.'erv, or t[- provide repi:e fo'r Seniort when their ciict.d.-
'.1. rined r':' ifrnd or require: a shorn bi'ed. from caring for ihc Senior iin their life Cost. ilU be deermerind on -
*:j-, : [ 1' .: i ,:

It .ou Lkow of an elderly, handicapped, or convalescent individual who may benefic from
hiese services, please contact:

Marion Simmons or Kim McFarland (850) 6-C'-9173

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Tuesday, September 27
4:30 9:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by
National Distributing Company
Appetizer Intermezzo

Tuna Dome
Lump Crab Ceviche Encased in a Dome of
Sashimi Grade Ahi Tuna with Honey Wasabi
and Cucumber Paper
Carpaccio of Beef
Rare Beef Tenderloin Drizzled with Truffle Oil
and topped with Arugula and Shaved Pecorino
Steele "Writers Block" Pinot Noir
Arugula and Pear with a White Balsamic Vin-
aigrette, Candied Walnuts and Roquefort Blue

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Fresh Fruit Sorbet
Grouper San Bias
Baked Black Grouper topped with a Mango
Rum Sauce and Finished with Toasted Coco-
nut, Sweet Potato and Fresh Vegetables
Stuffed Pork Chop
Crawfish Stuffed Pork Chop with Red Pepper
Jelly, Corn Cake and Zydecos
Gloria Ferrer Chardonnay

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" Sauvignon Blanc Piere, k Champagne
$40 Per Person incby4
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& Beachcombers
orts 980 Cape San Bias Road
blem! Port St. Joe
850 229-9703

Fish House Restaurant
3006 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950

/ Breakfast served
S... 8:00 am to 10:30


Restaurant and Ice Cream

Choose from
S'' Hot or cold
sub Laskets (includes
pickle & chips)
Hot Dog baskests -
try our famous

Several Salads and Sides available including
Our wonderful Mahi-Mahl Salad
Karaoke every Wednesday night with $1 drafts.
Eat-in or Carry Out
We can accommodate private parties.
Fresh dipped Ice Cream, Sundaes, and Banana Splits
Cone Heads
8020 Cape San Bias Road

Indian Pass Raw Bar
SYou heard it from the

Ai "BIG BULL GATOR" himself

I...-.- i. WE WILL BE BACK!
Opening again soon

Weekday Hours
Monday -Thursda
11:00 am 9:00 pmr

Daily Lunch



Weekend Hours .
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

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A Big "Thank You" to all those who

made the 9th Annual Scallop Festival,



We couldn't have done it without you!
The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce extends a heartfelt thanks to all of our
Sponsors and Volunteers whose hard work and commitment made this year's festival the best ever!
Your efforts to assist us promote our prized scallop and our downtown area is very much appreciated. With support
from the community, we continue to grow the festival and feature Gulf County!

Arizona Chemical
Bluewater Outriggers
Century21/Gulf Coast Realty
City of Port St. Joe
Coastal Community Bank
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Gulf County Tourist Development Council
Port St. Joe Lions Club
St. Joe Community Foundation
Sunset Coastal Grill
The Port Fine Wines & Spirits

13 Mile Seafood
Raffield Fisheries
The STAR Newspaper

Bayside Savings Bank

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Bill Ramsey, Andy Smith, Joe Dilorenzo

City of Port St. Joe:
Lee Vincent,
John Grantland
and Public Works Dept.

Port St. Joe Lion's Club
Jerry Tabatt, Channel 13
John McDonald, Panama City News Herald
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Joel Strait Airplane Club
Bobbi Seward
Student Volunteers:
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National Honor Society
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

September Is The Month for Awareness

Department of Health Recognizes September as Ovarian Cancer Awar<
AstheFloridaDepartment DOH Deputy Secretary for Humbert, A.R.N.P., M.S.N., checkups, especially since
of Health (DOH) recognizes Health and State Director of reminds women about the ovarian cancer is the seventh
September as Ovarian Public Health Nursing Nancy importance of regular pelvic most diagnosed cancer and
Cancer Awareness Month,

Floridians Should "Know Your Number, Know Your Risk"

During September to Recognize National Cholesterol Month

The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) urges
Floridians to "know your
cholesterol numbers, know
your risk" in September,
in recognition of National
Cholesterol Education
"High blood cholesterol is
one of the major risk factors
for heart disease," said DOH
Secretary John 0. Agwunobi,
M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. "It's
important to get your blood
cholesterol measured and
know your risk for developing
heart disease."
Heart disease is the
number one killer of women
and men in Florida. In
Florida, there were more
than 62,000 deaths due
to cardiovascular disease,
accounting for 37 percent of

Leaders from the Florida
Department of Health
(DOH) and the Florida
Board of Osteopathic
Medicine are celebrating
September. as National
Osteopathic Medicine Month
by: applauding the efforts
of our state's osteopathic
"Florida's osteopathic
physicians, along with the
rest of our state's medical
professionals, strive daily to
provide our residents and
visitors with quality health
care," DOH Secretary John
0. Agwunobi, M.D. M.B.A.,
M.P.H., said. "As we celebrate
National Osteopathic
Medicine Month, I commend
Florida's osteopathic
physicians for their integrity
for their profession and their
commitment to promote
and protect Florida's public
"Osteopathic physicians
combine modem medical
treatments with suggestions
about lifestyle and attitude
changes to prevent illness,"
said Florida Board of
Osteopathic Medicine
Chairman James Andriole,
D.O.. "During this month,
the' unique diversity
of I this profession is
highlighted and the critical
medical contributions
of its practitioners are

all deaths in 2003.
In September, National
Cholesterol Education
Month, individuals are
encouraged to have their
cholesterol checked. A fasting
lipoprotein profile measures
total cholesterol, low-density
lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol,
high-density lipoprotein
(HI)L) cholesterol, and
triglyceride levels. Everyone
age 20 or older should have
this blood test at least once
every 5 years.
A total cholesterol level
of less, than 200 mg/dL is
desirable. At 200-239 mg/dL,
total cholesterol is considered
to be borderline high and
240 mg/dL and above is
considered high cholesterol.
At levels above 200 mg/dL,
cholesterol builds up in the

Andriole explains that
D.O.s can specialize in
every recognized area of
medicine, from neonatology
to neurosurgery, and more
than half of all osteopathic
physicians practice in
primary care areas, such as
pediatrics, general practice,
obstetrics / gynecology
and internal medicine.
Additionally, many D.O.s
fill a critical need for family
doctors by practicing in small
towns and rural areas.
According to the
American Osteopathic
Association (AOA) Web site,
Andrew Taylor Still, M.D.,
the founder of osteopathic
medicine, began to separate
himself from his medical
doctor counterparts in the
early 1870s. Still supported
a philosophy of medicine
different from the practice
of his day, and in its place
he advocated the use of
osteopathic manipulative
treatment (OMT), which can
bring an added dimension
to health care in the form
of a non-invasive treatment.
Doctors of Osteopathic
Medicine, referred to as
"D.O.s,"use OMT to diagnose,
treat and even prevent illness
or injury. When appropriate,
it can be used in conjunction
.with, or in place of, medication

walls of the arteries. The
arteries become narrowed
and blood flow to the heart to
be slowed down or blocked,
causing either chest pain or
a heart attack.
Lifestyle changes are
recommended as the primary
treatment for lowering
cholesterol. There are several
things you can do to control
high blood cholesterol:
Diet Reduce the
amount of saturated fat,
trans fat, and cholesterol in
your diet to help lower your
blood cholesterol level.
Weight Lose weight, if
overweight, to help lower your
LDL and total cholesterol
levels, as well as raise
your HDL and lower your
triglyceride levels. Calculate
whether you are overweight

or surgery.
For more information
about the Florida Board of
Osteopathic Medicine, visit
mqa/osteopath. To learn
more information about AOA,
visit www.osteopathic.org.
The Florida Board
of Osteopathic Medicine
protects the health and
safety of Florida's residents
and visitors by establishing
requirements for licensure
of practitioners who violate
practice acts defined under
chapters 120, 456 and 459,
Florida Statutes and 64B-15,
Florida Administrative Code.
The legislative intent of the
practice act is to ensure that
every osteopathic physician
practicing in the state of
Florida meets minimum
requirements for safe practice.
The Board's responsibility is
to ensure that osteopathic
physicians who fall below
minimum competency or who
otherwise present a danger
to the public are disciplined
or prohibited from practicing
in the state. The Board also
establishes and monitors
continuing education of
osteopathic physicians to
ensure their knowledge and
skills remain current.

by finding out your body
mass index (BMI).
Physical activity
- Regular physical activity,
such as brisk walking, for
30 minutes on most, if not
all, days can help lower LDL
(bad) cholesterol and raise
HDL (good) cholesterol.
Smoking If you smoke,
contact your health care
provider to discuss ways
in which they can help you
Medication Many
people can control high
blood cholesterol through
therapeutic lifestyle changes,
such as improving their diet,
physical activity level and
weight management. Some,
however, will also need
medication. Follow your
doctor's advice if placed on a
cholesterol-lowering drug.
Florida's National
Cholesterol Education Month
is a collaboration between
the National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute and The
Florida Department of Health
Heart Disease and Stroke
Prevention Program.
To learn more about
cholesterol and heart
disease, visit the DOH
Florida Heart Disease and
Stroke Prevention Web site at

--The Department
of Health Encourages
Men Over 50 to Consider
As the Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
observes September as
Prostate Cancer Awareness
Month, DOH Secretary John
0. Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.,
M.P.H., encourages men,
over the age of 50, to make
an appointment to see a
physician to discuss prostate
"Being screened for
prostate cancer may
embarrass some men;
however, the screening is
a critical test that can save
lives," said Agwunobi.
"African-American men
and men who have a close
relative with a prostate
cancer diagnosis may be
at an increased risk and

eness Month
the fourth leading cause of
death among women.
"It is vital for women to
have routine check ups to
diagnosis ovarian cancer
early," said Humbert. "Since
many symptoms of ovarian
cancer are similar to other
common conditions, I
encourage Florida's women
to schedule an appointment
The American Cancer
Society estimates that there
will be about 22,220 new
cases of ovarian cancer in
this country in 2005. About
16,210 American women
will die of the disease in
2005. According to recent
data reported to Florida's
statewide cancer registry, the
Florida Cancer Data System,
there are approximately
1,500 ovarian cancer cases
diagnosed per year.
Ovarian cancer is caused
by a malignant tumor
that begins in the ovaries.
Ovarian cancer is difficult
to detect since it often
does not show any obvious
signs or symptoms until
it is in an advanced stage;
thus, impacting a women's
opportunity for successful
treatment and recovery.
Signs and symptoms for
ovarian cancer include:
general abdominal discomfort
and/or pain (gas, indigestion,
pressure, swelling, bloating,
cramps); nausea, diarrhea,
constipation, or frequent
urination; loss of appetite;
feeling of fullness even after
a light meal; weight gain or
loss with no known reason;
and abnormal bleeding from
the vagina.

should consider beginning
screenings as early as age
Prostate cancer is the
second leading cause of
cancer death in Florida,
exceeded only by lung cancer.
The American Cancer Society
estimates that 2,570 men in
Florida will die of prostate
cancer during 2005.
Among American men,
prostate cancer is the most
common cancer, excluding
skin cancers, according
to the American .Cancer
Society. It is estimated that
during 2005 about 232,090
new cases of prostate cancer
will be diagnosed in the
United States and 19,650
new prostate cancers will be
diagnosed in Florida.
DOH encourages men to
be aware of the risk factors
associated with developing

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DOH encourages women
to be aware of personal risk
factors for ovarian cancer
and to schedule routine
physical exams. There are a
number of risk factors that
may contribute to the chance
of developing ovarian cancer,
Family history if a
woman's mother or sister has
had ovarian cancer, more
importantly, if two or more
primary relatives have had
an ovarian diagnosis;
Age the likelihood for
ovarian cancer increases as
a woman gets older;
Childbearing women
who have never had children
are more likely to develop
ovarian cancer than women
who have had children; and
Personal history -
women who have had breast
or colon cancer may have a
greater chance of developing
ovarian cancer than those
who have not had breast or
colon cancer.
For recent data regarding
the number of newly
diagnosed ovarian cancers
for the entire state of Florida
and for each county, visit the
Florida Cancer Data System's
HtmlResAnchor www.fcds.
For more information
on ovarian cancer, call the
National Cancer Institute
at 1-800-4-CANCER,
visit the National Ovarian
Cancer Coalition's Web
HtmlResAnchor www.
ovarian.org or visit the DOH
HtmlResAnchor www.doh.
state.fl.us and select Cancer
from the drop box.

prostate cancer and take an
active role in their health.
Factors that may increase
the risk of developing prostate
cancer include:
Age As a man
ages, his risk increases. The
average age of patients at the
time of diagnosis is 70.
Race The disease
is much more common
in African-American men
than in white men. It is
less common in Asian and
American Indian men.
Family -history of
prostate cancer If a man's
father or brother
has had the disease,
especially at an early age, the
risk is higher.
Diet and dietary
factors A diet high in animal
fat and lower in fruits and
vegetables may increase the
risk of prostate cancer.
Men who may have any of
these risk factors may want
to .consult their physician
regarding beginning
annual screenings. Contact
your local county health
department for prostate
activities being conducted in
your community.
The state of Florida has
seen a steady decline in the
age-adjusted incidence rate of
prostate cancer since peaking
in 1992, as the Prostate
Specific Antigen (PSA) test
for prostate cancer came into
general use. This trend has
been seen both among Non-
Hispanic Whites and Non-
Hispanic Blacks. All cancers
diagnosed in the state of
Florida are reported to the
Florida Cancer Data System,
the statewide, population-
based registry to monitor the
occurrences of cancer for the
entire state.
For more information
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screening, call the National
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DOH Announces Results Of Study On Overweight High-Schoolers In Florida

The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) today
announced the results of
a study on Overweight and
Related Risk Factors among
Florida High School youth
show that there was a 28.6
percent increase in the per-

The Agency for Health
Care Administration today
announced efforts to provide
health services to .Medicaid
participants who have evacu-
ated to Florida from Alabama,
Louisiana and Mississippi.
All hurricane evacuees from
impacted counties who are
eligible for those states'
Medicaid programs will be
given special evacuee status
in Florida's Medicaid pro-
gram, which will entitle them
to.services provided to Florida
participants. Evacuees
should contact the Florida
Department of Children and
Families' eligibility offices to
"What we've witnessed in
Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama is absolutely heart
wrenching and we want our
neighbors to know that AHCA
and Florida's Medicaid pro-
gram are working to ensure
they receive the medical care
they need while in our state,"
said Secretary Alan Levine.
"Florida's health care provid-
ers are incredibly caring and
I encourage them to con-
tinue the good work they are
doing to help Medicaid par-
ticipants who have had their
lives turned upside down by
Hurricane Katrina."
Hurricane evacuees
from impacted counties in

centage of high school stu-
dents who were overweight
from 9.1 percent in 2000 to
11.7 percent in 2003.
"Obesity and being over-
weight has become an alarm-
ing epidemic among our ado-
lescents and being overweight

the three affected states who
are already on Medicaid or
believe they qualify should
call 1-866-762-2237 or log
on to the Department of
Children and Families online
enrollment website myflorida.
com/accessflorida. Evacuees-
can also contact Medicaid
area offices for further infor-
mation. A list of AHCA's
Medicaid area offices can
be found here: http://ahca.
myflorida. com/Medicaid/
Working to improve
access to affordable, quality
health care to all Floridians,:
the state Agency for Health
Care Administration admin-
isters Florida's $15 billion
Medicaid program, licenses
-and regulates more than
32,000 health care facilities
and 30 health maintenance
organizations, and publishes
health care data and statis-

increases an individual's
risk for serious chronic dis-
eases," DOH Secretary John
0. Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.,
M.P.H., said. "To combat
this alarming health issue
of obesity, the Department
has committed to educat-

Boyd Announces VA Medical Center Information

Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida) today
announced that the South
Central Veterans Affairs (VA)
Health Care Network has
established a toll free number
for veterans who receive
care at the VA Gulf Coast
Health Care System in Biloxi
and Gulfport and the New
Orleans VA Medical Center.
The majority of veterans in
the Florida panhandle receive
medical treatment from the
VA facilities in Biloxi and
Gulfport as these can be
more convenient than the VA
Center in Lake City.

The toll free number is
1-800-507-4571, which will
be open 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Veterans
are encouraged to call with
questions, such as where to
access health care, how to
receive prescription drugs
or any other concerns they
may have about their care.
The phone number may
also be used by families and
friends seeking information
about patients from those
VA facilities affected by
Hurricane Katrina.
"As we work'to recover
and rebuild in the aftermath

of Hurricane Katrina, it is
imperative to provide the
necessary information for
our veterans who previously
sought care at the VA medical
centers damaged by the
storm," said Congressman
Boyd. "I urge those veterans
who received care at these
facilities to call this toll free
number so they can get the
medical attention they need
in a timely manner."
A toll free number
has also been established
to provide information to
employees of the VA Gulf
Coast Health Care System
and the New Orleans VA
Medical Center. This number
is 1-888-766-2474 and is
open from 6 a.m. until 10
p.m.. CT daily. Employees
may also receive information
from the network's website
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The Upcoming

AAANF Board of

Directors Meeting

The Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida, Inc.' will
hold its Board of Directors
meeting on Thursday,
September 22. 10:30 a.m.,
ET, at the Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida; 2414
Mahan Drive: Tallahassee,
The meeung is open to the
public; therefore, we request
that you notice this as a cost-
free service, in a manner you
deem appropriate. If there
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ing our youth by promoting
healthy lifestyles and sug-
gesting healthy behaviors,
such as daily exercise and a
nutritious diet."
According to the 2003
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
(YRBS), being overweight was
more prevalent among male
students (16.5 percent) than
among female students (8.1
percent). There was no signif-
icant difference in the prev-
alence of being overweight
among three racial/ethnic
groups. Among non-Hispanic
White students, there. was
a dramatic increase of 45.6
percent in the prevalence of'
being overweight between
2002 and 2003. This report
used self-reported data from
the YRBS and the Florida
Youth Tobacco Survey
(FYTS). Data for the study
was collected from students
in grades 9-12.
Healthy People 2010, a
comprehensive, nationwide
health promotion and dis-
ease prevention agenda, was
used as a guideline in both
of DOH's youth surveys.
Healthy People 2010 recom-
mends adolescents to partic-
ipate in vigorous activity for
at least 20 minutes a day on
three or more days per week.

- h'.~ IlL 'i.'

Approximately 61 percent of
Florida high school students
met this goal in 2003.
Another Healthy People
2010 objective is for 75 per-
cent of children and ado-
lescents to watch no more
than two hours of TV a day,
but only 57.3 percent of
Florida high school students
achieved this objective. The
Governor's Task Force on
the Obesity Epidemic rec-
ommended that parents and
caregivers seek out and pro-
vide options other than tele-
vision viewing or computer
use for children after school.
Unhealthy lifestyles that
include physical inactivity
and poor nutrition increase
the risk of overweight and
obesity which, significantly
increases the risk for chronic
diseases including some can-
cers, high blood pressure,
heart disease, arthritis and
In the fall of 2003,
Governor Jeb Bush estab-
lished the Governor's
Task Force on the Obesity
Epidemic to address the epi-
demic of obesity in Florida.
Many of the 22 recommen-
dations that were developed
focused on youth. DOH is
implementing initiatives that

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ALTHA This beautiful property would make a great home size for 1 or more homes.
Big oaks and hardwoods front the highway and the county graded road that borders this
property and planted pines make up the interior. Location is about 4 miles east of Altha
on CR274 and 10 minutes from the 1-10 exit on SR69. Have the peace and beauty of
living in the country and still be just a few minutes from town. Property is located in
the Altha school district. $249,500

ALFORD This is mountains in Florida and owner has been told it is the 2nd highest
point in the State. Gorgeous views from the top, big oaks, planted pines and there is a
spring coming out of the hill which fills a small pond surrounded by hardwoods and,
pines. There are very fertile grounds for crops on this 136 acre property and also a
3r/lba frame home on the highway that is currently rented. If you built your home on
the top your only neighbors would be deer and wildlife. Located 4 miles west of SR
231 in Alford. $1,224,000

focus on promoting healthy
lifestyles among Florida's
youth. The Secretary's
Obesity Summits provid-
ed solutions for local com-
munities, schools, parents
and healthcare to support
and reinforce healthy life-
style practices. Additionally,
DOH has promoted "Step Up,
Florida!" a statewide initia-
tive intended to focus spe-
cifically on physical activity.
During the 2005 "Step Up,
Floridal" event, over 50,000
school-age youth participat-
Launched by the U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services in January
2000, Healthy People
2010 contains 467 objec-
tives designed to serve as a
road map for improving the
health of all people in the
United States during the first
decade of the 21st century.
For more information on obe-
sity, visit the DOH Web site
at www.doh.state.fl.us and
select Obesity Prevention
from the drop box. For the
results of this study and
other FYTS and YRBS stud-
ies, visit the DOH Web site
at www.doh.state.fl.us and
select Epidemiology and then

ALTHA -Come home and relax in this
comfortable one owner 3br/2ba 1400 sf
home. Home has big front and back porch-
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to for equipment storage, deep well and
a big garden spot. Property has big oaks
around home, lots of smaller oaks and
some cleared land that could easily be con-
verted to pasture. Some fencing is already
in place. This home is located just off CR
274 and just west of SR 73. Marianna is
about 20 minutes, Blountstown 20 minutes
and Panama City 45 minutes away. 'Home
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PANAMA CITY 4br/2ba double-wide
located on 4 acres with small pond. Home
is in need of some TLC but could be a very
nice property, conveniently located near
Panama City and the beaches. $84,900

YOUNGSTOWN Very nice, well main-
tained mobile home with 4br/2ba and sepa-
rate den with fireplace. Home is located on
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Located on one of the prettiest areas of the Chipola River. This beautiful 3br/2ba home
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Perfect get away close to the Chipola
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APALACHICOLA- Great business op-
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WEWAHITCHKA Great starter home
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new drain field. $135,000 .

BLOUNTSTOWN- Brick 2100sf 3/2
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'1 Wewa Elementary Recieves Grant Is p o

Gretchen Upchurch Joins

Coastal Realty Group

Gretchen Upchurch
has received her Florida
Real Estate Sales Associate
License. Gretchen, born
and raised in Port St. Joe,
attended Port St. Joe High
School, knows the area well.
She is married to Chris
Upchurch and they are
homeowners in Port St. Joe
where they plan to stay and
call home.
Preston Russ, Broker
with Coastal Realty Group
has announced that Gretchen
Upchurch has joined their
organization. "Coastal Realty
has captured a significant
share of the market in which


white wine for food lovers.
But, she said, because of its
wildness, it isn't as popular
as Chardonnay. The name
Sauvignon comes from the
French sauvage, meaning
"But frankly, it's some-
what more sophisticated,"
she said. "Without ques-
tion it is the best white wine
variety in the Napa Valley.
Mendocino and Washington
State do really well, too. It
needs a little more warmth
(to grow) than Chardonnay."
"Sauvignon Blanc is
the mother of Cabernet
Sauvignon. It and Cabernet
Franc, about 300 years ago,
had a nice moment in nature.
The result was Cabernet
That's why hints of herbal

we operate in just a few
months of being in business.
We look for associates with
integrity and local knowledge
and we feel that Gretchen
will be a great asset for our
company. We want integrity
and professionalism to be
synonymous with Coastal
Realty Group".
Gretchen says that she is
excited to join the real estate
profession and is ready to
provide real estate services
throughout the county. She
looks forward to hearing
from her friends and getting

Jane McNabb, Executive
Director of The St. Joe
Community Foundation
(STJCF) presented a $35,000
grant to the Wewahitchka
Elementary School Parent
Teacher Organization for
the "Better Place to Grow"
Program to replace and update
playground equipment with
safe, inviting, and accessible
equipment for children with
Sharon Barrier, President
of WES PTO, stated,
"Renovation of the playground
has been a on-going project
for several semesters, with
improvements being made as
funds were made available or
raised through PTO efforts.
The generosity of The St. Joe
Community Foundation has
enabled us to complete the
project and bring our dreams
of a bright, safe play area to

Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School has an enrollment
of over 500 students, each
of whom will benefit from
the recent renovations and
improvements. The play
area includes climbing walls,
slides and tunnels certain
to thrill any youngster. The
play structure design meets
ADA accessibility guidelines
and includes a shaded play
area that can be used for
outdoor lessons and special
"It is wonderful to see
how the parents, teachers
and the community came
together to create a new play
environment for the children.
This has proven to be very
successful partnership with
the school, and the St. Joe
Community Foundation is
pleased to be able to provide
this matching gift, "said

Focused primarily on
education, regional health
care delivery, art and culture,
parks and recreation, and
community spirit, STJCF
investments are based on
building civic infrastructure
and providing on-going
improvements in the region
through grants and initiatives
that promote teaching and

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learning and create healthier
communities. Lori Price,
Principal at Wes, stated,
"WES, stated, "We are very
grateful to both STJCF.and
our PTO. Having support
of this magnitude from our
community makes all our
improvement efforts labors
of love."

Its aromas and flavors
can include blackberry, cas-
sis, chocolate, mocha and
Pinot Noir is diametrically
different from Cabernet and
Merlot. Although MacNeil
doesn't put a Hollywood face
to this grape variety, she does
describe it in very sensual
terms. "It is the most femi-
nine of all red wines," she
said. "It's not rustic or rough,
riot powerful or big. It's the
ultimate hedonist's grape,
that's for sure, because aro-
matically and flavor-wise and
texture-wise, it is so sexy.
"It has the smell of a good,
sweaty man after a short run
- one mile, not eight miles.
And it has a texture like silk
and a flavor that is like tast-
ing the Earth herself. It has
primordial kind of appeal. It's
a grape that doesn't neces-
sarily present itself in a fruity
way, more of a mushroom-y,
leathery kind of way."
Its bouquet and taste are
often described with words
such as damp earth, dry
leaves, cedar, cigars, and yes,
sweat, along with food-based
descriptors such as plum or
warm baked cherries.
She said it is an ancient
grape in fact, the father of
Chardonnay, at least 2,000
years old.
"Of all the grapes that we
have talked about, it is the
most neurotic grape of all (to
grow)," she said. "It has to be
only in exactly the right soil
and the right climate. One
little thing out of place and it
makes a wine that tastes like
flat Coke. It is awful."
It needs cold climate
and very well-drained soils,
she added. It does well in
the Russian River Valley of
Sonoma, the Carneros region
of Napa and in Santa Barbara
"It likes to be near the
Pacific in very marginal plac-
es not very fertile places,"
she said. "I used to joke when
I lived in New York City that
Pinot Noir was like a New
"It has to have angst in
its life. It needs difficulty to
Frankly, MacNeil took a
little angst out of my life.
I can hardly wait for
my next blind wine-tasting
opportunity. Imagine the joy
when I hold up my chilled
glass of white wine and
announce to the oh-so-seri-
ous gathering, "This tastes
like a bad girl to me."

"green" flavors can some-
times be detected in Cabs.
Inherited from their mother,
a faint suggestion of mint
or eucalyptus can sometimes
turn up in Cabernets.
Common descriptors for
Cabernet's flavor and aroma
include blackberry, black
currant, cassis, leather and
plum. For a visual image,
MacNeil suggested that it's
the Anthony Hopkins of red
"It is very aristocratic; it's
the king of red grapes," she
said. "When it is great, it
is possibly the most com-
plex and devastatingly great
wine in the world. California
has made great strides in
the past 20 years. Without a
doubt, the Napa Valley has
emerged as the best region in
California. It is now almost

entirely Cabernet territory.
And it makes some of the
most fascinating Cabernets
on the planet.
"It's the most structured
of all red wines that is
the hardest idea to describe
to the layman. ... Structure
is the sense that a grape
has architecture. The French
describe it as the skeleton
of the wine as opposed to
the flesh. I think of it as the
outsides of the cathedral, the
flying buttresses. It's the idea
that wine has actual maj-
And not all wines have

majesty. Some reds, she
explained, are just a little
mouthful of fruit and that's
it. They don't have a soaring
structure, "don't have scaf-
Wines change with time.
And for Cabs, it can take sev-
eral years of aging to mature
into,its satiny, rich and com-
plex potential. In her book
MacNeil writes that Cabernet
could be like an "awkward,
unremarkable kid who grows
up to be a Fullbright Scholar,
and is sexy to boot."
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tions include warm weather

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and well-drained soils.
"Soils can be volcanic or
gravelly, sandy or alluvial old
river bottoms," she said. "But
they have to be well-drained,
so it can't be clay. If Cabernet
is grown in wet soil it tastes
vegetal, like stewed cabbage
leaves -- very dank in char-
If you think that Merlot
is significantly different from
Cabernet, MacNeil says you're
"Merlot is one of the big-
gest misconceptions in the
wine world by consum-
ers," she said. "Merlot and
Cabernet Sauvignon are not
exactly identical twins, but
they are like two brothers
that are similar in every pos-
sible way. They look very
similar. They behave simi-
larly. And they have the same
"Merlot, like Cabernet, is
high in tannin and it's a
pretty structured, big vari-
ety. What has happened in
the last few years (is) Merlot
has been made into a soft-
er, weaker, less-structured
every-night kind of wine. And
priced accordingly. Lower."
After speaking brief-
ly about how Merlot and
Cabernet Sauvignon love
to be blended together, she
turned to the subject of how
the two grapes are different.
"If there is any differ-
ence at all, all variables
constant, and you planted
part with Merlot and part
with Cabernet, the Merlot
would be just a little flesh-
"Juicier on the tongue. A
smidge plumper ... "

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12B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 22, 2005

Gulf Coast Community College Presents EL|

Local Red Cross Chapter with a Check 0- IZEDILE

In one week, students,
faculty and staff raised the
relief funds with a match
from Bill Cramer, GCCC
Trustee Chairman.
On Thursday, Cramer
presented Bob Pearce, the
local American Red Cross
Executive Director, with a

Buy Real Estate and
The purpose of this
article is to provide readers
information on how real estate
can be a larger portion or a
portion of their investment
portfolio. However, this
information is for educational
purposes only. Readers
are advised to discuss this
with their legal and/or tax
advisor in order to gain more
knowledge on this topic
before making or changing
any financial strategies.
*by Alan Potts
Is real estate getting
ready to bust? Probably
not! Property is priced
higher than it use to be, but
basic economics Supply
and Demand, will. continue
to put upward pressure
or help maintain property
values. Many publications
have indicated the desire of
Baby Boomers to purchase
additional real estate, which
includes a second and
even a third home. This
phenomenon will probably
continue because Boomers
now have higher disposable
incomes, their children may
be on their own and the
possibility of inheriting their
parent's estates has created
additional money supply
for Boomer demand. This
trend is expected to continue
for the'next ten years. Real
estate provides many of the
financial and personalreturns
Boomers want and give the
investor a sense of financial
security. How can more real
estate be purchased?
There are only four (4)
ways an investor can buy
real estate. The first and
most obvious is cash. Unless
someone has a large cash
reserve and wants to tie up
their money, paying cash is
generally impractical since
an investor will have to wait
until enough cash has been
accumulated to purchase
the desired property. Since
property values have a
tendency to grow faster than
cash instruments,, cash is
generally used as a form of
down payment.
The second financial

check for $17,300.
, Cramer announced at
the September District Board
of Trustees meeting that he
would match funds raised on
campus during a one-week
period. More than half of the
money is going directly to
the Red Cross's Hurricane

Katrina relief effort and the
rest will support GCCC's sis-
ter college, Mississippi Gulf
Coast Community College.
The college is still collecting
money from individuals and
student organizations, and
has raise a total of over
$31,000 so far.

Use Your IRA / 401(k) Rollover. Why Not?
option, a mortgage, is used accounts to purchase real
to complete the balance of estate, you may receive many
the real estate purchase. additional forms of returns.
This. gives the investor the When you begin to use your
ability to buy now and take IRA to purchase real estate,
advantage of the potential you have expanded your
income, growth and tax investment money supply.
benefits associated with the Since* you have purchased
personal ownership of real a larger piece of real estate,
estate. you have the potential for
In today's mortgage greater income, growth and
environment, there are many tax benefits.
different types of mortgages Another form of return
to select from. For short that is difficult to calculate
term (investment/growth), is called intrinsic returns.
interest only types are being What are intrinsic returns?
used for buying and selling Family vacations, hunting,
purposes. The transaction fishing, playing golf or just
duration is usually less than building sand castles with
5 (five) years. If the financial your grandchildren.
objective is long-term (5+ Another factor is the
years) a fixed interest rate personal confidence you gain
amortized .over 15 to 30 that comes from getting away
years may be the proper type. from institutional investors
Each mortgage has its own and investing your own
financial purpose and should money. Self-management
be used properly. If you don't and the opportunity to
buy today, will you be able to use the asset during the
afford the price you will have accumulation period give the
to pay in 5 years?' investor many financial and
The third option is the use personal reasons to purchase
of 1031/1033 tax-deferred real estate.
exchanges. This financial .Should an investor use
option gives the investor all four (4) options? This is
the opportunity to sell real a personal decision, but if
estate and exchange it for not, less real estate will be
another like kind property. purchased and the investor
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using tax deferred exchanges income and tax benefits.
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reinvest all of their gains and including certain retirement
defer the income taxation accounts in your next real
until a future date. By using estate purchase can provide
tax-deferred exchanges, you the opportunity to buy
this gives a property owner more real estate than you
the opportunity to keep up thought possible and gives
with real estate inflationary the investor the opportunity
pressure if it continues. to be in more control of their
By using cash, mortgages financial future.
and tax deferred exchanges; If we continue to invest
the investor is getting closer as we always have, can we
to purchasing their maximum expect anything different?
amount of real estate. AlanN.Pottsis aChartered
'However, there is another Financial Consultant.
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Nexcall Grand Opening in Mexico Beach
Nexcall of Mexico Beach recently held their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony with the
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. Bill Guilford of Montgomery, Ala. is the owner of the establish-
ment. He is the son of long-time Mexico Beach residents, Jimmy and Vern Guilford.
Bill and his staff invite.everyone to stop and check out the latest Nextel products available at
their location in the Gulf Foods Plaza, Hwy. 98 E. Suite 900 C in Mexico Beach.

by Kay Kelley
An article from a local
editorial writer inspires me
to write about outdoor lawn
equipment, and its effects on
the environment. She makes
the case that Floridians could
burn as much as 100 million
gallons of gas a year in their
lawnmowers. Not only that,
but the EPA estimates that
nationwide, as much as 17
millions of gallons of gasoline
are spilled every year in the
process of filling up lawn
equipment. That's more
-gas than was spilled by the
The lawn equipment
I make a living with has
been under attack from
environmental groups for
years. Noise pollution, air
pollution, water pollution, you
name it. Trade publications
sound an alarm whenever
California considers new
restrictions, knowing other
states follow that lead, and
the advertisers that put those
publications out brag in full-
page full- color ads when they
upgrade their equipment to
pass these strict standards.
The truth is, lawn
equipment is loud to a fault,
and nothing wakes you up
on a bright sunny Florida
morning like having a troop
*of mow blow-and-go guys
piling out of the pickup
truck and cranking up.
Here, we're lucky enough to
only have one or two guys
working a neighborhood,
but further south they

The three

most important words

in real estate:

Location. Location.

come out half a dozen at a
time, cranking up big ZTR
mowers, trimmers, edgers,
and blowers simultaneously
and moving yard to yard in a
loud, organized blitzkrieg.
The pollution is an issue,
too. Anyone who's ever had
a bad spark plug, or a dirty
carburetor, or mixed the
oil/gas ration too strong,
or tilted the mower to clean
it and had oil leak over the
motor, knows what I mean.
I've seen mowers cranked
up that blew enough smoke
to clear out the mosquitoes
for a quarter of an acre. It
is widely acknowledged that
a lawn mower pollutes the air
more in one hour than driving
a car for several hours. Old
equipment pollutes a lot
more than new equipment,
but any piece that is not kept
properly tuned and serviced
is at fault.
I see those pollutants
as blue smoke that lift into
the air and disperse. But
even as it disappears that
smoke is leaving traces
of carbon dioxide and
something called polycyclic
aromatic hydrocarbons in
the atmosphere. I don't
know what that is, but I do
know it is suspected of being
carcinogenic, and it helps.
form ground level ozone that
we see as smog. But there
are so many atmospheres,
and that smoke disappears.
so completely. Surely it
doesn't add that much to the
ozone damage and pollution
in general... unless we
look around and do a little
multiplication. Take every
grass yard and multiply by
however many weeks per year
it needs to be cut. Multiple
that again, double it, actually,
if that yard gets overseeded
with winter rye to keep it
green all year. We are using
up a lot more than gasoline.
We are using up our clean.
air, too. It's been estimated
that Americans are using
38 million lawn mowers,
and add to that gas powered
weed trimmers, blowers,
hedge trimmers, edgers,
snow blowers, and chain
saws. In all, an estimated
100 million pieces of lawn
equipment, not necessarily in
the best running condition,
are cranking up on a regular
As long as I insist on
hanging on to an old car that
puffs its own considerable
cloud of blue smoke when



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Would you be stunned if you
offered full-price for a home,
and then the sellers rejected
your offer in favor of another,
also at full-price? Then you'd
also be surprised to learn that
sellers are not obligated to
accept any offer even one
higher than full price.

Not selling at the advertised
price wouldn't work well for
retailers, but when sellers set
an "asking price," it's just that
- they're "asking" for an offer
to match that. Asking and
accepting are two different

Protect yourself by only offer-
ing to purchase a home that
is listed with a real estate
professional. This gives you
some guarantee that the sell-
ers have been encouraged to

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pnce the home fairly and to
reasonably consider all offers.

It follows that you should be
wary of abnormally low pnc-
es that might signify a seller
who is trying to create a bid-
ding frenzy with no intention
of accepting the initial price.
While this practice is perfectly
legal, you should avoid getting
into contractual obligations
with such a party.

The best you can do is to make
your offer simple and solid
with no contingencies. You
don't know what the sellers
consider a "perfect" offer, or
why they will or won't accept
yours. To avoid disappoint-
ment, it's a good idea to be
prepared to make an offer on
more than one home.

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

it's cranked, I am as guilty as
anybody. But at least I look
for ways to counterbalance
the harm that one car does.
As long as the EPA doesn't
insist lawn equipment
manufacturers install the
catalytic converters that
would cut down significantly
on emissions, they too are
as guilty as anybody. But at
least they are insisting the
manufacturers cut emissions
some, and states following
the lead of California are
insisting that lawn operators
use equipment which doesn't
exceed a certain decibel of
loudness. It is a start.
Most of this equipment
is directly related to the
cutting of grass, so I suggest
we rethink the practice of
scraping all vegetation off
of new developments just to
cover them up again with
a blanket of sod. Grass in
small, intimate areas sets
off a landscape and is a
real pleasure, but putting
it everywhere for no greater
purpose than to cover up
bare dirt is a pain.
According to garden
writer Felder Rushing, we
would all be better off if we
quit trying to make gardening
an Olympic sport, and slowed
it down. While mowers and
trimmers save infinite time
and energy in the quest for
the manicured yard, he says
maybe we should just ditch
the gasoline blowers and
hedge trimmers and pick up
some old-fashioned tools. He
thinks the exercise might
be good for us. Maybe he's
right. Dr. Andrew Weil often
writes about the benefits
of gardening. I don't know
about the waistline, but I
do know that gardening is a
wonderful stress reliever.
Okay, I really can't see
me or anybody else in the
business getting out a broom
and sweeping. a big driveway,
instead of cranking up the old
blower and blasting it. But
I can dream of a day when
people willing to sweep would
be paid the premium, instead
of those of us who make big
payments for fancy, polluting
equipment. In that dream,
gardeners would be gardeners
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county tind surrounding areas for 67 years

13B The Star, Port StAoe, FL Thursday, September 22, 2005

14B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 22, 2005

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

that George Y. Core the holder
of the following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are
as follows:
Certificate No. 240
Application No. 2005-6
Year of Issuance: 2000
R.E. No. 02440-100R
Description of Property:
Commence atthe Southeast
corner of Lot 59, Blocak
"K", Alderson's Addition,
a subdivision as per map
or plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 1, Page 1,
of the Public Records of
Gulf County, Florida and
thence run East aldng
the Northerly right-of-way
boundary of Henry Avenue
445.00 feet, thence run
north 00 degrees 06 min-
utes 06 seconds East
154.24 feet, thence run
South 89 degrees 39,
minutes 09 seconds East
78.74 feet to the POINT
thence run North 02
degrees 10 minutes 12
seconds East 152.01 feet
to the Southerly right of
way boundary of Chipola
Street, thence run South
83 degrees 51 minutes
20 seconds East along
said, right-of-way bound-
ary 78.90 feet, thence
run South 02 degrees 10
minutes 12 seconds West
147.16 feet, thence run

July 21, 2005
Invocation: Mr. Quinn.
Pledge: Mr. Cox
The" Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on July 21, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.
JST, in their Administrative
Offices. The following Board
members were present: Chair-
man Charlotte Pierce, Vice-
Chairman Billy C. Quinn, Jr.,
George Cox and Linda Wood.
The Superintendent and Board
Attorney were also present.
Mr. Tom McPhail, Sales
Representative with Brock Lawn
and Pest Control, Inc., was rec-
ognized by Chairman Pierce
and opted to address the Board
during the BID MATTERS por-
tion of the meeting.
On motion by Mr. Cox and
seconded by Mr. Quinn, the
Board unanimously adopted the
agenda, amended to include re-
placement of pages 8, 9 and 18,
correction of page 8i, removal of
pages 8c-8e, addition of pages
8a-8k, 13a-13c, 14a-14d,. 15a-
15b, 35a-35m, ahd 40a-40c.
On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mr. Cox, the
Board voted unanimously to
take noted action of the follow-
ing Consent Items:
Approved June 30, 2005,
Accepted letter from
JoAnne Buzzett declining her
appointment to the position of
Speech-Language Pathologist
as approved at the June 30,
2005, Board meeting.

North 87 degrees 22 min-
utes 49 seconds West
78.71 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING, contain-
ing 0.27 acre, more or less.
Situate, lying and being
in Section 25, Township
4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed:
Debrah Sayers
All of said property being in the
Gulf County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00, A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday,
the 5th day of October, 2005.
Dated this 31st day of August,
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-070
Publish September 8, 15, 22,
29, 2005

that George Y. Core the holder
of the following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are
as follows:
Certificate No. 132
Application No. 2005-7
Year of Issuance: 2000
R.E. No. 01268-OOOR
Description of Property:

Approved Sue Gannon
as Coordinator of Human Re-
Accepted letter of resigna-
tion from Roy C. Garre'tt from
his teaching position at Port
St. Joe Middle School, effective
May 27, 2005.
Approved Deby Gerber's
transfer from Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary School to Wewahitchka
Middle School for the 2005-
2006 school year.
Acknowledged receipt
of completed paperwork for
Lisa Adkins who was ap-
proved as Fifth Grade Teacher
at Wewahitchka Elementary
School during the June 30,
2005, Board meeting.
Approved Joni White's
transfer from Port St. Joe El-
ementary School to Port St. Joe
High School for the 2005-2006
school year.
Approved Karen Turner to
work on an hourly basis (37.5
hours per.week) July 11-29, for
the purpose of assisting with
scheduling for the 2005-2006
school year.
Approved Brenda Jordan to
work three weeks (20 hours per
week) during the summer for
the purpose of assisting with
scheduling for the 2005-2006
school year.
Approved Walter Watford's
transfer from Port St. Joe High
School to Gulf Academy for the
2005-2006 school year.
Approved Krystal Tharpe as
Kindergarten Teacher at Port
St. Joe Elementary School for
the 2005-2006 school year. -
-Approved Kristin Wooten as
Math Teacher at Wewahitchka
High School for the 2005-2006

Lot 1 Block 4 Idlewood
Name in which assessed: Jerry
Donald Sowell & Barbara
McKinney Sowell
All of said property being in the
Gulf County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00, A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday,
the 5th day of October, 2005.
Dated this 31st day of August,
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-071
Publish September 8, 15, 22,
29, 2005

that David J. & Willie M. Roche
the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 97
Application No. 2005-8 Year of
Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 00728-250R
Description of Property:
Commence at the NE
Corner of Section 19,
Township 5 South, Range
9 West, Gulf County,
Florida and thence run
South 89 degrees 56 min-

school year.
Approved Greg Jor-
dan as Athletic Director at
Wewahitehka High School for
the 2005-2006 school year.
Approved Nancy Brock-
man's transfer from parapro-
fessional at Port St. Joe Middle
School to Aide (Library) at Port
St. Joe Middle/High School for
the 2005-2006 school year.
Accepted resignation letter
from Hazel Simmons, from her
position of special needs bus
driver, effective December 31,
Approved Greg Bozeman as
Social Studies/Science Teacher
at Wewahitchka Middle School
for the 2005-2006 school year.
Accepted resignation letter
from Linda Purswell from her
bus driver position, effective
July 12, 2005.
Approved Carol Porter as
School Food Service Assistant
Manager for Wewahitchka
High/Middle School.
Approved Bernadette Hack-
ett as a substitute teacher.
Approved parental request
for 6 year old daughter to at-
tend school in Bay County, due
to mother's employment in Bay
Approved parental request
for her daughters, 3rd grade
and kindergarten, to attend
school in Bay County, due to
mother's employment in Bay
Approved parental request
for her children, ages 3 and 5,
to attend school in Bay County,
due to mother's employment in
Bay County.
Approved request from

utes 03 seconds West
along the North boundary
line of said Section 19, for
1115.0 feet; thence South
00 degrees 57 minutes 05
seconds West for 59.73 feet
to the Southerly Right of
Way line of Burgess Creek
Road (County Road) for
from said POB continue
South 00 degrees 57 min-
utes 05 seconds West for
151.52 feet to Northerly
Right of Way Line of
County Road No.. 381, said
point on a curve concave
to the Southwest: thence
Northwesterly along the
arc of a curve to the left
which has a radius of
2913.44 feet and a cen-
tral angle of 04 degrees
19 minutes 53 seconds for
an arc distance of 220.25
feet (Chord bearing North
6 degrees 06 minutes 04
seconds west for 220,20
feet: thence leaving said
Right of Way line run North
00 degrees 57 minutes 05
seconds East for 67.59
feet to the Southerly Right
of Way line of Burgess
Creek Road; thence North
89 degrees 58 minutes
22 seconds east along
'said Right of Way line for
205.01 feet to the POINT
cel of land having an area
of 0.51 acres, more or less.
Also being known as Lot
30 of the unrecorded plat
of Honey Hill.
Name in which assessed: JoAnn
All of said property being
in the Gulf County, State of

Don Rich to dispose of the fol-
lowing surplus property at the
Wewahitchka Bus Barn:
1984 Ford F150 Truck (vin
# 1FTCF15Y4ENA39832)
1978 Dodge Custom 250
Truck (vin #not available)
Approved request from Don
Rich to dispose of the following:
Bus #28, Blue Bird (vin
# 1HVLPHXN9GHA18630, Mod-
el 3800 SBCV)
Acknowledged thank you
card from the family of Oscar
Acknowledged sympathy
card from Mary Sue Neves and
the Calhoun County School
Board relating to the passing of
Board Chairman Oscar Redd.
On separate motions as
noted, the Board unanimously
approve each of the following
millage rates for advertisement:
Required Local Efford (RLE)
Motion by Mrs. Wood and
seconded by Mr. Cox.
Regular Discretionary
Motion by Mr. Quinn and
seconded by Mrs. Wood.
Supplementary Discretionary
Motion by Mr. Cox and sec-
onded by Mr. Quinn.
Local Capital Improvement
Motion by Mrs. Wood and
seconded by Mr. Quinn.
Tentative Budget
Motion by Mr. Cox and sec-
onded by Mrs. Wood.
On motion by Mr. Quinn

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/ JUNE 28, 2005
Commissioner Traylor re-
ported that his daughter visited
the Health Department, and
he thanked Doug Kent for the
great care she received.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the F.A.C. Conference
he attended in Tampa, and
stated that large Counties are
having some of the same prob-
lems/issues we experience in
small Counties. Commissioner
Traylor reported that afford-
able housing is a problem in
every County, and if things do
not change soon, the average
person will not be able to afford
a house in Gulf County within
two years.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed 'the problem of noise
coming from vehicles driving
around, stating that the song
lyrics are so bad they cannot
be repeated in a public meet-
ing. Commissioner Traylor re-
quested that the Sheriffs Office
check into this problem to see
what can be done.
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Barnes, County Attorney
McFarland reported that Butler
Bay Road is still a county road,
but if it is included in the an-
nexation process, it will be

within the City boundaries and
will become within their control.
Commissioner Barnes stated
that he does not want to lose
the road and have it become a
private road; Port St. Joe City
Commissioner John Reeves ap-
peared before the Board and
stated that, at the last City
Council meeting, the road was
not included in the annexation
description. County Attorney
McFarland reported that if it
was in the description or map
that was advertised, then it be-
comes a City road, otherwise
it will remain a County Road.
Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to give County Attorney
McFarland permission to call a
special meeting (if necessary) to
formally contest the annexation
if Butler Bay Road is included.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed.
Commissioner Williams re-
ported that he will hold a Town
Hall meeting at the Beaches
Fire Department on July 11th
at 7:00 p.m. E.T. to discuss is-
sues important to that area. .
2005 2006 BUDGET
Commissioner Williams
requested that the Chairman
set dates to begin holding the
budget workshops. Chairman
Peters reported that tentative
dates have been set.

Commissioner Williams
reported that he met with resi-
dents of St. Joe Shores regard-
ing proposed infrastructure
(sewer lines) during the upcom-
ing Windmark Project.
Commissioner Williams
discussed the boat ramp at the
White City Park and the bulk-
head in Highland View, request-
ing that Chief Administrator
Butler contact various agencies
regarding potential grants that
might be available for these
Commissioner Williams
thanked Road Department Su-
perintendent Knee and Main-
tenance Superintendent Mork
for the work they have done on
construction of a walking track
at the White City Park.
Chief Administrator Butler
advised the Board that on July
8th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. E.T.,
a Beach Restoration Kick-Off
Project Meeting will be held at
the Barrier Dunes Club House.
Barnes thanked the
Road Department
and Public Works
Department for the
shoulder work done
at the Cape.
2005 2006

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Florida. Unless such certificate .
shall be redeemed according
to law, "the property described
in such certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder in the
front lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse at 11:00, A.M.,
E.D.T. Wednesday, the 5th day
of October, 2005. Dated this 1st
day of September, 2005.
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-072
Publish September 8, 15, 22,
29, 2005

BID NO. 0405-28
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
Road Paving -
Pridgeon Lane,
Wewahitchka, FL
Specifications: This road will
be a new construction job.
Contractor to mix, pack, and
provide all tests necessary for
paving. Asphalt will be 1 V/ "
thick, S-1 type. The County will
put tlje base material (sandy
clay) 6" to 8" thick on the road.
The road will be 12' wide and
615' long. The road will be
slightly sloped so that the water
will run off on the North side.
Delivery date must be speci-
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to Road
Department Superintendent

and seconded by Mr. Cox, the
Board unanimously approved
the following Program Matters
as submitted:
A. T.I.P.S. Contract for two
days of inservice (SnapShot
training), approved as submit-
B. 2005-06 Risk
Management Assessment and
Resolution for Participation, ap-
proved as submitted.
C. Florida Educa-
tion Equity Act, approved as
D. Right to Know
Law Policy, approved as sub-
E. FHSAA Membership
Resolution for Wewahitchka
Middle School, 2005-2006, ap-
proved as submitted.
F. Early Dismissal Sched-
ule for 2005-2006 school year,
approved as submitted.
Thanksgiving Holidays
November 23, 2005
Christmas Holidays
December 20, 2005
Spring Holidays
March 17, 2006
Last Day of School
May 23, 2006
1/2 Day Inservice
(1/2 day for students)
August 17, September 21, Oc-
tober 19, November 16 (2005)
January 25, February 15,

Bobby Knee at (850) 639-2238.
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, September 23, 2005.
Bids will be opened at this
location on Monday, September
26, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
Ad #2005-074
Publish: September 15 & 22,

BID #0405-29

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the follow-
One (1) New 2005 or
2006 Ford F150 Supercab
Pickup Truck or equiva-
Specifications may be obtained
from the Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, (850) 229-6112. Any
questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Road

March 15, April 26 (2006)
Homecoming (Port St. Joe)
November 4, 2005,
(Early Dismissal for Port St.
Joe area schools only.)
Homecoming Wewahitchka)
October 21, 2005,
(Early Dismissal for
Wewahitchka area schools
G. Proposed Dates for both
high schools for the 2005-2006
school year, approved as sub-
Port St. Joe High
November 4, 2005
vs. Apalachicola
April 22, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
Wewahitchka High
October 21, 2005
vs. Freeport
April 22, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006-

Publl'oc- Notices

Saturday, May 20, 2006
H. Medicaid Contract, as
I. 2005-2006 Professional
Development Contract with
PAEC, as submitted.
On motion by Mr. Quinn
and seconded by Mrs. Wood,
the Board voted unanimously to
approve the following Bid Mat-
ters as submitted:
A. Extermination/Pest
Control Bid: Bid awarded to
Brock Pest Control, as recom-
Sales Representative Tom
McPhail addressed the Board
and thanked them for the vdte
of confidence in awarding Brock
Pest Control the 2005-2006 Ex-
termination/Pest Control Bid.
B. Designing of the Weight
'Room at Port St. Joe High
School Gym: Bid awarded to
the Engineering Firm of Guil-
.ford, Driggers and Associates,
Inc., as recommended.
C. School Food Service
Bids: #06-002 Cleaning Sup-
plies (Southern Cleaning and
EcoLab), #06-003 Processed/
Frozen and Chilled (Diary
Fresh, Phillips Meats, Daffmn
Foodservice, Lance), #06-004
Bread Products (Flowers Baking
Company), #06-005 Ice Cream

The Florida Department of

Products (Dairy Fresh), #06-006
Milk (Dairy Fresh), approved
awarding of individual items to
vendors as recommended.
Mr. Wilder shared a letter
from the St. Joe Community
Foundation announcing a grant
that has been awarded to Port
St. Joe Elementary School for
the purchase of reading and
math software. On motion by
Mr. Cox and seconded by Mrs.
Wood, the Board voted unani-
mously to accept the conditions
of the grant.
On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mr. Quinn,
the Board voted unanimously
to approve Student Handbook
revisions as submitted relating
to code of conduct, cell phones,
tardies, dress code, truancy,
and students leaving campus
during the school day. These
changes will be in effect at both
middle schools and both high
schools in the district.
On motion by Mr. Quinn
and seconded by Mr. Cox, the
board voted unanimously to ad-
journ the meeting at 3:08 PM,

Chairman Peters reported l
that all budget proposals for M -. .
2005-2006 are due by July 1st .
and discussed that he has set .. . ""'
up budget meetings for July : '*:
27th-29th. Clerk Norris report-
ed that the Property Appraiser A
turned in the Certifications to-
day, and that the Clerk must
provide a balanced budget to
the Commissioners by July ---- -
15th. Commissioner Williams ..
discussed that the Department 302
Heads need to be involved in Cecil G. Costing Sr., lvd.,
the workshops. Chairman Pe-
ters discussed that he will send P t St Joe FL
a letter to all ConstitutionalP S o
Officers and all Department eW u.ie
Heads requesting that they at-
tend when their budget will be O I 099
discussed. to Welcome Our2 27
There being no further Cnenient Drive-Thru indow
business, and upon motion by NCW r ma cit
Commissioner McLemore, the Pa
meeting did then adjourn att Hours:
7:03 p.m., E.D.T.. voHne Guillo
NATHAN PETERS, JR. Monday-Friday: 9:00 -6:00

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Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, 318 South 7th
Street, Wewahitchka, Florida
32456, (850) 639-2238.
Vehicle must be available for
delivery by September 30,
Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a SEALED BID, the
BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until
Friday, September 23, 2005 at
5:00 p.m., E.D.T. at the Office
of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Floridt 32456. Bids
will be opened at this same
location on Monday, September
26, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T.
,The Board reserves the right"
to reject any and all proposals
/s/ Carmen L. McLemore,
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Ad #2005-078
Publish September 22, 2005

The Downtown Redevelopment
Agency Board has scheduled a.
special meeting.
When: September 27, 2005
Time: 5:00 pm
Where: City Hall Commission
Topics: Banner Bid Review
Williams Avenue and
4th Street Parking Lot

All persons are invited to attend
and participate.
needing special accommoda-
tions to participate in this meet-
ing should contact Carol Davis
at City Hall (850) 229-8261.
Publish September 22, 2005


The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(FDEP) announces receipt of an
application for permit from the
City of Port St. Joe to construct
and operate a surface water
treatment plant (SWTP) for the
production of a potable water
supply. The new raw water sup-
ply that will be delivered to
the SWTP consists of a surface
water canal from the Chipola
River. This source water will
be pumped from the Chipola
River and conveyed along a
17-mile surface water canal.
The treatment system consists
of 2-1.55 million gallon per day
(MGD) clairifiers, 2-1.25 MGD
submerged continuous micro-
filtration units, chemical feed
equipment and storage facili-
ties, solids handling, operations
building, yard piping, finished
water storage tank, high service
pumps, and electrical works.
The new SWTP facility will be
located on a 5.9 acre parcel
just west of the existing facility
bounded by Water Plant Road
to the east, a power line ease-
ment to the south, a ditch to
the north and Chickenhouse
.Branch to the west, and further
described as located at latitude
29'49'32"N longitude 85"18'8"W
in Port St. Joe, Florida in Gulf
This application is being pro-
cessed and is available for pub-
lic inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 am to 5:00
pm, Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at the
FDEP Northwest District Office,
160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida, 32502-
5794 or at the City of Port St.
Joe, 305 Cecil G. Cdstin, Sr.
Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456. Any comments or objec-
tions should be filed in writing
*with the Department as soon
as possible to ensure there is
adequate time for them to be
considered in the Department's
decision on the application.
Publish September 22, 2005

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+ per year. Contact
Hines Robertson
763-6629 EOE

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WE Apalachicola
TING SERVICE. Perfect has an opening for a Crea-
alternative to kenneling tive Team Member. Appli-
your 4 legged kids. Re- cants must have computer
ferred by local vet. Relia- experience and have a
ble pet sitter/pet owner. team playing attitude. Re-
Does home visits while sponsibilities include: Ad-
you are away. In business vertising design and page
7 years. Call Diana or Dan layout. Experience in
227-5770 or 648-5081 or InDesign and Photoshop a
227-8225 plus, but we will train the
right person. Benefits in-
clude: medical, dental and
vision insurance, 401K,
g W success sharing, paid holi-
day, paid vacation and
sick leave. The Times is a
drug free. workplace and
an equal opportunity em-
ployer. Contact Kathy
Smith, Creative Design
!, IManager, 850-653-8868 or
mpi oyment e-mail resume to
ksmith@starfl.com or Fax
resume to (850) 653-8036.
Medical4 Or in person at the Times
*420Dnt office.

Professional BUS DRIVER
Nurses, The Gulf County School
Physician, Dentist Board has immediate
and Psychologist openings for substitute
neded bus drivers. A bus driver
needed training class will be offer-
Be part of the multidiscipli- ed beginning Monday, Oc-
nary health service team to tober 3, at 6:00PM Eastern
open the new state correc- Time at the Adult School in
tional facility in Franklin Port St. Joe. Training will
County, Highway 67, consist of 40 total hours in-
Carabelle, Florida cluding 20 hours in the
classroom and 20 hours'
* Florida Department of on a bus. Training is free if
Corrections is actively an applicant drives a bus
recruiting for: for Gulf County School
Board. All other applicants
*Registered Nurse for bus driver physical,
*Physician- and be drug tested before
General Practitioner being approved by School
*Dentist Board as a driver. All li-
*Psychologist censed drivers for the Gulf
County School Board are
In addition to salary, em- eligible for any full time po-
ployment benefits with the sitions that come available.
State of Florida include ca- If interested or want
reer service job security; a more information,
state funded retirement call Carolyn at the
plan-vested after 6 years, Gulf County Adult School
health insurance plan, life at 227-1744.
insurance plan, annual &
sick leave, holidays. BUSY PHYSICIAN'S OF-
FICE seeking full time
Interested applicants CNA with computer & clerin-
contact Sharon McKinnie, cal experience. Please call
R.N. at 850-410-4643 or 227-7070 or apply in per-
email: mckinnie.sharon son at 301 20th St.
I fmail.dc. state.fl.us

The Gulf County Health Coastal Design &
Department has one (1) Landscape, Inc.
opening for a part-time located in Port St. Joe, FL.
Custodian. Twenty hours seeking a highly motivat-
per week @$8.00 per ed, entry level sales execu-
hour. Fingerprinting and tive. Responsibilities in-
Emergency- Duties Re- clude: client interface, pro-
quired. OPS Position, no posal preparation & cus-
benefits assigned. For tomer service. Knowledge
more information, contact of landscape design &
Lesia Hathaway at (850) plant material preferred
227-1276, ext. 149. but not required, strong
written/oral presentation
This Agency is accepting skills. Knowledgeable in
electronic applications Auto CAD, MS Word & MS
only for this position. Excel-a plus. Residential &
Refer to Requisition Commercial projects.
Number 649230908. Competitive salary plus,
Closing date is commission. Email resume
September 22, 2005 to info@coastaldesign.biz
or fax to 850-229-2990
An Equal Opportunity
Affirmative Action COLLECTION/ LOAN
Employer. SERVICING. Full time Po-
sition, Experience re-
Apply at: quired. Fast paced envi-
peopleflrst.myflorida.com ronment. Flexible hours.
for assistance, contact: Great pay. Paid vacation.
People First at Call 227-9292. Drug Free
877-562-7287. Workplace.

Geneal V4 6ra

needed for Taxi Service.
Call 850-899-0678
NEEDED NOW! No expe-
rience required. CDL Train-
ing is now available in your
area. Covenant Transport
has immediate openings
for entry-level semi drivers.
Our avg. Drivers earn more
than $36k first year. OTR
and Regional runs get you
home weekly. Train for top
every night. 1 years experi-
ence. Clean MVR. Class A
& B license. $300 Sign- On
-Bonus after 90 Days. Call
Must be Multi-Talented.
Fax work exp. or resume
to 850-229-9422. Or call
8a-4p Est. 850-229-9300

Hunters Check
Station Operator

Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
-2 seasonal positions
Begins mid Oct.
continues thru late Jan.
Located 5 miles west of
12-15hr/day up to 40
hrs/wk. $7.00/hr.
Submit State of Florida
Call (850) 653-8820 or
(850) 827-2934
for more info.
EEO/AA employer


The Downtown Redevel-
opment Agency of Port St.
Joe is accepting applica-
tions for the following posi-
Community Redevelop-
ment Agency Director
Community Redevelop-
ment Agency Deputy Di-

Applications and job de-
scriptions are available at
City Hall. Applications
MUST be accompanied
with valid driver's license
or identification card AND
Social Security Card. Any
application not accompa-
nied by these documents
will not be considered. Re-
sumes should accompany
the formal application.

Applications will be ac-
cepted until positions are
Please return applications
to Carol Davis in the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., RO.
Box 278; Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida 32456.
The City of Port St. Joe en-
forces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/ Af-
firmative Action Employer.
flood victims with roofing
company. Installing metal
roofing. Call Steve Brant
Roofing, Port St. Joe, FL.
Semi-Skilled/General Con-
st. Cook Brothers, Inc. (an
EOE & DFWP) accepting
applications. Please call
(850) 648-5087.
Semi-Skilled/General Con-
st. Cook Brothers, Inc. (an
EOE & DFWP) accepting
applications. Please call
(850) 648-5087.

Position Openings

Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative will be accepting
applications for one open-
ing for the position of
RIaht of Way Eaulpment
Operator through Tues-
- day, September 27, 2005,
at Workforce Center of
Florida, Mariner Plaza, 625
Hwy. 231, Panama City,
FL. This opening is in our
Southport Office.
Minimum Job Specifica-
tions for Equipment Oper-
ator position are as follows
Require High School
Graduate/Equivalent; mini-
mum of two years experi-
ence as a Ground Techni-
cian or Right of Way Help-
er, including prior experi-
ence with tractors and
power equipment, and
proficiency in operation of
all power equipment.
Prefer experience in the
operation of a Klipper side
cutting machine. Require
the ability to use power
tools, all equipment hy-
draulics and be capable of
performing minor line
duties. Require ability to
acquire an excellent
knowledge of Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative's poli-
cies and procedures and
rules and regulations.
Require the ability to have
and maintain a valid Flori

da commercial driver's
license and DOT certifica-
tion. Require excellent ver-
bal and interpersonal skills
to effectively interact with
members, flexibility to
work varied hours.
Equal Opportunity

Needed, full time, year
round. Please apply in per-
son, Driftwood Inn, 2105
Hwy 98, Mexico Beach.
one to lead congregational
singing. Work with Choir &
soloist. Call Pastor Ted at
527-2561, Mexico Beach
UMC, PT paid position.

CDL class A truck drivers,
night shift, must have
clean driving record with 2
years verifyable experi-
ence. Hourly pay with full
benefit package.. For de-
tails call Renee at
850-229-6018. EOE/DFWP
CDL Drivers
competitive pay, full bene-
fit package. EOE/DFWP

(Mexico Beach Area)
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
Keith Lawson Company
Kevin Infinger
(850) 259-2358
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply *

Position Openings

Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative will be accepting
applications for. one open-
ing for the position of First
Class Line Technician
through Tuesday, Septem-
ber 27, 2005, at Workforce
Center of Florida, Mariner
Plaza, 625 Hwy. 231, Pan-
ama City, FL. This opening
is in our Southport Office.
Minimum Job Specifica-
tions for First Class Line
Technician position as fol-
lows Require High School
Graduate/Equivalent, Re-
quire two years experience
as a Line Technician with
above satisfactory perfor-
mance appraisals. Require
successful pass line Tech-
nician certification course.
Requires ability to acquire
an excellent knowledge of
Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
eratives policies and pro-
cedures. Require an excel-
lent working knowledge of
the operations and mainte-
nance of switching sec-
tionalizing equipment, the
Installation of transformers,
wiring of transformer
banks, regulators, capaci-
tors, the REA specifica-
tions National electrical
Code and National Electri-
cal Safety Code. Require
ability to learn the cooper-
atives electrical and me-
chanical tagging and other
numbering systems, the
layout of the electrical
transmissions and distribu-
tion lines, Require the suc-
cessful pass of Gulf Coast
Cooperatives employment
entrance examination and
drug screen. Require the
ability to have and main-
tain a valid Florida com-
mercial driver's license and
DOT certification. Require
excellent verbal and inter-
personal skills to effective-
ly interact with members,
flexibility to work varied
Equal Opportunity
Wanted. Highland View
Baptist Church is search-
ing for a Youth Minister.
Please contact Mike at
needed. No exp. req'd.
Call 229-6859
The Gulf County Board of
Commissioners is ac-
cepting applications for
Mosquito Control
Director II
as described in FS
5E-13.032. Applications
and a complete job de-
scription are available in
our HR office or at
ment.com. Salary Range
of $38,480-43,680 applica-
tion deadline is Friday,
9/23/05 5:00 pm EST. For
more information, please
contact. Denise Manuel,
Human Resources Director
at 850-229-5335. Gulf
County enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and
is an Equal Opportuni-
ty/Affirmative Action Em-
ployer. Ad #2005-77
The Gulf County Board of
Commissioners is ac-
cepting applications for a:

Plans Examiner/

as described in FS
468.609. Applications and
a complete job description
are available in our HR of-
fice at www.gulfcounty
aovernment.com Salary
Range of $29,500- $34,680
Application deadline is Fri-
day, 9/23/05 5:00pm EST.
For more information,
please couract Denise
Manuel, Human Re-

sources Director at 850-
229-5335, Gulf County en-
forces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an equal Opportunity/ Af-
firmative Action Employer

51 Fio

Every Friday Night at 7 pm
Eastern. Great Auctions
Weekly. Often Including
Estates Col. Wade Clark,
Auction-eer Wade Clark
Auctions 314 Reid Avenue,
Port St Joe 850-229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737 10%
Buyer's Premium

MATCHING couch &
loveseat, $500 or best of-
fer. Maple colored enter-
tainment center, hold 27"
TV, $60 or best offer. Call
Bestar complete work sta-
tion 7ftx5ft, u shaped w/dbl
hutch.$350. Tanning bed
6ft Ing, wide body, $800.
Uses reg. outlet 527-6883.

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

'il. i

Ready to
i? Finish
-: .Furniture


554- .

2291 Hwy. C-30, Sat. Sept.
24th at 8am.

Carport Sale!
Sat, Sept 24, 8am-?
603 1.6th St.
Clothes, household items,
kitchen items, vacuum
cleaner, glass top comput-
er desk, etc. 227-1594

Large Yard &
Estate Sale!
510 8th St. (in Alley)
Friday, 1:30-?
Sat & Sun 8am-?
Car, truck, furniture & lots
of miscellaneous,
Something for everyone.
229-2640 Rain Cancels!

501 1/2 Maryland Blvd
Mexico Bch, various
household items, chairs,
tools, porcelain vases, pic-
tures, many other items, to
many to List. 10'x20' shed
to be moved. 648-4065.

Yard & Plant Sale!
Sat, Sept 24, 7am-1 pm
480 Ponderosa Pine Dr.
(Jones Homestead)
Too much stuff to list!
For info 229-5282
YARD SALE Saturday
September,24 8am-2pm.
805 woodward Ave.
Rain or Shine! SAT., 9-24
8am-? 2631 Hwy 98 East,
Lenark Village (between
Putnal's Lenark Station &
The Catholic Church).
Furniure, quilts, Avon col-
lection, Artwork, lamps,
collectables, & MUCH
MUCH MORE! 697-3555.
Furniture, children furni-
ture, toys, misc items. New
baby coming soon, MUST
Make room. 552 Road 20,
YARD SALE, 416 LaSiesta
Dr. Sat. 7:30am-12pm. Vid-
eo games, clothes, toys,
linens, VCR's & more

Best Deal on (HYDRO
SPA) w/warranty. Never
used, seats 5 w/lounger,
Affordable- $1995. 850-
. 648-10M8 or 628-6858.

for sale. We do repairs.
Call 647-5250
Airport Limo Service
Call 850-899-0678
QUEEN Bedroom Suite
Complete $250; 30" Gas
Stove, $35; Upright Vacu-
um cleaner; Call 229-8427
$100; Coleman Rooftop
Air Conditioner for RV,
$100; Call 227-3622


this classification may or
may not require an in-
vestment or may be
multi-level marketing
opportunities. We do
not recommend giving
credit card or bank ac-
count Informtion out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

LONG-TERM rentals, near
school and beach. Availa-
ble now with 1-year lease.
Contact Century 21 Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals,
(850) 229-1200 or (850)

2 BR, 2 BA, brand new
Condo, 1/2 mile to Mexico
Beach, 1ool, unfurn'd,
$1,000mo. 404-663-0226

2, 3 & 4 BR long term rent-
als available in' Mexico
Beach. Call Hambrick Re-
alty 648-1102 for details.

3 BR, 2 BA, brand new
Condo, 1/2 mile to Mexico
Beach, pool, unfurn'd,
$1,150mo. 404-663-0226

Available Nov 1. Beautiful
new luxury Townhome for
rent. 3 br, 3 ba wash-
er/dryer, kitchen appl.


2 BR / 1 BA home on
large shady lot in quiet
neighborhood. Eat in
kitchen with updated appli-
ances. Carport w/ utility
room. Nice front deck.
Call 229-8211 or 227-5301
for more information.

2 BR, 1 BA HOUSE, High-
landview area, walk to
beach, $675 mo. 1 year
lease, Call 850-499-8262.

3 BR, 2 BA house at Bea-
con Hill, fully furn'd with
beautiful Gulf views. $1500
mo. incl's util's. Avail. Sept
15. Call 647-8317 ,

3 BR, 2 BA, across from
St. Jbe Beach, garage,
heated pool, $1300mo.
Call 850-899-0678

3 BR, 2 BA, Double wide
on 1/2 acre lot in Creek
View subdivision. $900mo.
Call 227-5700

3 BR, 2 BA, quiet subdivi-
sion, 233 Kim Cove, Mexi-
co Beach, almost new
home. Fenced in back
yard. $1325mo. Call

20x30 building, located in
secluded nice quiet area,
Also have amenities for
overnight stays, utilities
furnished, $550 mo. $500
dep. 850-648-5905.

prox. 500 sf, 1 room,
10x22/1 room 10x1l0/
kitchen/ bath. All utilities
included. First/ last/ securi-
ty deposit required. $650'
monthly. Available Sept
15th. Call 227-9292 or

mercial Office and ware-
house storage. In St. Joe
commerce park located on
Industrial Rd. (FL Hwy 382)
behind Arizona Chemical.
Each space consists of an
office, bath, storage closet
and warehouse with 10'
roll up door. Convenient to
all locations, 1/2 mile off
Hwy 98. 1000 sq.ft. each
space. $550 per month. 12
month leases. One month
security deposit. Office
(850) 229-8014. Home
(850)' 229-8030 cell

* Self Storage
3 Acre Boat/RV
* Covered/Uncovered



America's Mini
Storage & Office
All Sizes available.
Boat & RV Storage,
& climate controlled
storage available.
850-229-8014 or

e48 Garrison Ave, Port St Joe, FL
(Pristine Pools, nest door to units)
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone


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

Climate Control

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

a5xl0 10x10 10x20

On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week



2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great possibilities for multi-
family, 183ft. unobstructed
Bay View. City water &
sewer. currently a conven-
ience store with gas
pumps. $1,700,000. Call
Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800)

SQ FT. office building
zoned General Commer-
cial or residential.on Hwy
98. $695,000. Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach Har-
mon Realty. 850-527-2560
or 800-239-4959

2 BR, 2 BA, pre- construc-
tion townhome in Mexico
Beach. Spacious with walk
in closets & swimming
pool. $235k. 850-527-5708

4 BR, 2 BA, upgraded SS
apple, 2 car gar, metal roof,
CH&A, 347 Bay St., St Joe
Beach, $485,000. Call 850-
647-3248 By owner

* Office Warehouse
* Rental Units
(Available from 25' x 40'
or will build to suit)

Climate Controlled
Size, Av-ilable
5' x IsD' 5$" 15 N Month
10' \ 1i)' $1115 Month
10'\ 15' '$135 Momth
10'x 0',' I55 Month

Florida Gulf Front

Reduced Price
Luxury Homes and
Under Construction
Condo sales.
Call 1-800-681-0362
ID# 1410
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty
Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
home bn large corner lot.
Screened porch in front -
deck in back. Fenced in
back yard Short walk to
beach. $275,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty. (800)
239-4959. Local 527-2560
$399,900 3br/2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully
furnished, Beachside of 98
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
ba, Beachside of Hwy, well
maintained, fully furnished,
Gulfview. $695,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty,
(850)527-2560 or
OVERSTREET, $274,900.
3br, 2ba on 1.25 acres.
15ft pond w/fish & docks.
Greenhouse, Salt system
well, screened porch over-
looks pond. Carport w/air
conditioned carport. Call
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
on 2 acres. Laundry room
& storage area. Outside
shed has lights & gas.
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
527-2560, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
PANAMA CITY, 4br/2ba
on fenced corner lot.
Above ground pool. Caba-
na. $110,000. Joan Love-
lace 527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
PORT ST. JOE -' 1902
Garrison Ave. Charming 2
BR, 1 BA home on 78x150
lot. Fenced backyard, car-
port, storage building.
$209,900. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-527-2560 or
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Locat-
ed on corner lot across
from dedicated beach. En-
closed front porch w/ un-
obstructed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
2ba, fireplace, hot tub, 2
car garage, $275,000.
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
850-527-2560 or

water canal front, 2002 af-
fordable luxury townhouse
2 br, 1.5 be, furn'd, 1 blk to
gulf, up to 40' boat, No
height limit. Priced to sell
by owner, $585,000. Call
(315) 525-4306.
.8 acre waterfront lot with
access to Bay, Intercoastal
and Gulf plus amenities.
Don Yarbrough
Coldwell Banker Res.
-Access to Bay & Gulf
*Secure Gated Entry
*Large Homesites
*Boat ramp
*Day dock
-*RV & Boat storage
$183,900 to $650,000
Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate
Don Yarbrough

$32,000. Cleared V acre
lot on paved Old Bay City
Rd. Call Joan Lovelace,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 850-527-2560 or

75x150ft, (high) with mo-
bile home, 2br, 2ba. 1 1/2
blocks from gulf. $350k.
OBO. 850-647-9193
Shores Subdivision, excel-
lent location. High eleva-
tion. 2nd block from
beach, underground utili-
ties including sewer,
$279,900. Call Joan Love-
lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty

Hottest area in Virginia, N.
Suffolk (golf community).
2 bdrm, 2 bath Condo, Up-
grades. Great investment
or 1031. $229K. By Owner

FOR RENT, Mexico
Beach, 4 blocks from
Beach, adjacent from park,
2 BR, 2 BA, single wide,
unfurn'd, mobile home,
fresh paint, carpet, fridge,
has washer & dryer, $500
mo + $500 dep, Ise neg.
no pets. part furn neg. Call
850-867-0371 or

Port St. Joe

ING area, $150mo., inci
W/S/G. Call Susan

HOUSEBOAT, $16,000.
38' LOA, 12' beam, totally
rebuilt, V6, GMC engine,
new bottom job, in Apa-
lachicola. Can deliver as
far as Panama City with
ennuoh beer. 370-6360.

E Recreational &
0 Travel

1993 30' DUTCHMEN on
rented lot across from Bay
in Apalachicola, FL. Set up
with screen porch and Vi-
nyl shed. $10,000. Info.
(334) 793-8292 evenings.

IN) Automotive


Pick Up
air, 5 speed, 180K miles,
$1,350 OBO. Call 850-


1998 DODGE Cargo Van,
V6, auto, AC, good condi-
tion, $2950. 227-1738

Property For Sale By Owner

w/cypress pond
10 acres to be sold as one located in
Liberty County

For Sale By Owner


Call (850) 643-5381


Appraisals From $235.00 FHA & EPA Certified
Please Let Us Sell, or Appraise, Your Valuable Propertyl


Port St. Joe, Commerce Park,
Off US Hwy 98; 141 Commerce Drive, Port St Joe
For Information Call:
(850) 229-8014 (850) 229-8030
(850) 258-4691


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

135 WHwy,98
Port St. Joe, FL

Betty Jean Godwin
5- Independent Beauty Consultant
1021 McClellan Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

No Job Too Small! Free Estimatesl
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248

State Licensed Building Contractor
Bruce R. Allen

P.O. Box 1171 Phone (850) 227-1882
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 340-0674. (Cell)
allenco@gtcom.net FAX:. (850) 229-1544
RB 29003351

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Carpet Co1unty y
Highway 98 Highl View Port St. Joe 850-22.7241 Fax

Do-It-Yourself'Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors.

1 0y 145 Oak Ave.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465


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

Lce g[l| a Inslured

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(850) 29-685

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0006 Residential
Termite & Pest
. Termre Treatments'.estaurant
* Motel Fle Control Condommurms
* Household Pest Control New Treatment
* Real Estate (WOO) Reports Constraction Sites
Specializing in Vocaltion Rentla Properties
.'Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do-lt-Yourself Pest Control Productds

MOBILE 227-5952

.MS & L
,E .Painting
A A 3

Screen Rooms *Carports

Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures


s..s Tree Srvice, LLC

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


(850) 229-STAR

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

Large or Small, W Do Them Al
Ao jb To Large or Too Safll

Construction or
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* Residential *Custom
* Commercial *Industrial
A & R Fence
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beR eischmrnn FREE Estimates
EIN5931 15646 (8S0) 647-4047

Pick-up and Delivery

Steve Brant's

LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call


Bill Laine


Rooing & General Contracing
&tddjiig qtfAluy itwwAruss tle.So 1992
UCtCCCP555 2838 Industrial Plaza Dr Tatahassee FL 2301 ww.gpiroofing.cn

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

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S Si Joe Rent-All"
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850 229 8651 MOBILE 850 227 8024

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Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

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*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters

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Hardnood Flooring
Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers profes-
sional services for anyone who wants their floor
completed properly and with pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida '
Licensed Insured References
Unmatched Quality and Value for your money


Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ESI2000204
& Finish Carpentry RG006883
229-6751 Office 227-5666 Cell
Serving area since 1975 5tp2

Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center

Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
Fax 850-639-9756 _
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, (di,. &
laron sCounties SperialA Aipmnenots State Wide

Driveways Patios Walkways
Complete Landscaping and Irrigation
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Call 227-5357

Landscaping & Irrigation LLC



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Michael A. Potts E 13013190
(c) (850) 528-2978/ 281 Fern Hollow Road
(f) (850) 222-3840 Tallahassee, Florida 32312
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Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
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TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Estimates 29-643Esrablished 1991
Mowing Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired

D 0 U B LE D

Will Work For you & With You
from Framing to Finishing
Residential & Commercial
Free Estimates & Consultation
license # CBC1253286.
Office: (850) 229-5281
Fax: (850) 229-1495 3 ,/

Lawn Er Lan'dscaping .LLC
"When Quality Counts" .
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522

Green Lawn Care

Call us for best rates


Make your

"Dream House"

a reality
Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.BA


A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
Certified General Appraiser
Broker License#BK532115
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances hwestments


Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

16B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 22, 2005