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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 2, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Get Keys to Jail
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Commissioner Billy Traylor made his.
motion, Sheriff Dalton Upchurch answered
' with a letter and with that the Board of
County Commissioners will be handed the
keys to the Gulf County Jail at 12:01 a.m. on
April 1.
Commission chairman Carmen McLemore
called a special meeting to be held immediate-
ly prior to Tuesday's regular bi-monthly meet-
ing to discuss two issues which had become
subjects of media coverage in the past week
the jail and animal control.
When the subject of the jail was taken up.
it was clear that commissioners had arrived
prepared to act.
McLemore quickly framed the question.
noting "we do have problems there," in par-
ticular a leaking roof and inadequate plumb-
He said the Board ofCounty Commissioner;
had to decide whether to put money into
maintenance, and potentially additional staff.
to address the most pressing problems, which
could buy the Commission three or four -more
years without building a new jail.
"Does the Board of County Commissioners
want to step up and get the program" headed
in the right direction,, McLemore said at one
point. "We've got to do something."
Judging by comments from commission-
ers, it was evident that several, if not all, had
toured the jail in the past week since a news-
paper article appeared detailing problems
which Upchurch has brought to commission-
ers' attention as early as last February.
McLemore and Upchurch had some
back and forth concerning budgeting. with
Upchurch noting th-,at while the Commission
had indeed added dollars to his budget, they-
-proved inadequate to deal with the laundry
List of problems the jail presented.
"Neither one of us is satisfied." Upchurch
said to McLemore at one point.
Upchurch also agreed that with some
devotion of dollars to maintenance, the prob-
lems at the jail were "fixable" but it %would
depend on how much commissioners were
.. "willing to spend."
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Workshop on Impact

Fees Settles Nothing
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In a special workshop of the County
Commission Monday, Feb. 20, the discus-
sion of impact fees didn't make much of an -
The impact fees under discussion were
for parks and recreation, fire, corrections and
emergency medical services
The meeting was a detailed description. "
by Melissa Proctor, of Government Services
Group (GSG), the county's consulting com-".-
pany for impact fees, on how these particular -
fees could, or should, be determined, based on .
a consulting company's in-depth review of the
county's assets in parks, EMS, fire and correc-
tions services.
Proctor suggested a county-wide impact
fee on. all county parks, including city parks,;
because there is so much beachfront in Gulf
County that most residents and the public are
using parks throughout the county.
Commissioner Bill Williams said the com-
missioners needed a .dialogue with the cities
because the City of Port St. Joe is also exam-
ining the implementing of a city park impact
Williams asked if beach re-nourishment
could be addressed with impact fees from
building at the beaches. Proctor told him that
impact fees could not be used for beach re-.
nourishment because re-nourishment is basi-
cally an operating expense, unless the county
buys the beach for public access points, which
then becomes expansion, and impact fees-
could. then be used for re-nourishment.
Since none of the commissioners had read
.the report by the- consulting firm, they sched-
uled another meeting to continue the discus-
sions after they had read the report.
Local developer Patricia Hardman, owner
of Gulf To Bay Construction and Development
Company, LLC. then addressed the commis-,-,
sioners and asked them not to adopt any new
impact fees at this time.
She cited the current flat real estate mar-
ket and lack of building demands, plus already -
high taxes combining to make it impossible to
build and live in Gulf County.
She told the commissioners that the coun -
tv was already getting additional impact fees
from the rising taxes,. and more fees would /
onl- hurt middle and low income people in the
Hardman suggested that the commission-,
ers be more prudent with the tax dollars they
were already receiving, that "adding taxes on,,
top of taxes was just an impact fee coming
through the back door."






The Early Years of Port St. Joe Public Schot

i7us is the second article in a.-multi-part
series exploring the lastory of Port St. Joe's
educatom system, from the segregation of black
and white students in separate elementoni
and high schools to integration and beyond.
The first installment detailed the founding
of George Iashirngton High School and the
educational contribunons of Emile 71,ine, the
school's longest-serving principal
The second installment looks at the
.:'oluntari integration of Port St. Joe schools
Sunder the county's "Freedom of Choice" plan,
'and the seven-week school boycott of 1970.
.By Despina Williams
: rStar Staff Writer
. In the. summer of 1965, a tightly knit
black community gathered in North Port St.
Joe churches to discuss the most significant
educational change in the city's history.
S Threatened by the U'.S. Office of Education
with the loss of funds and the forced
desegregation of schools, the Gulf County
School Board approved its first-ever voluntary
integration plan.
Effective the 1965-66 school year,
"Freedom of Choice," enabled students in
grades one, seven, nine and 12 to select
among Port St. Joe's historically white and
historically black schools, with assignments
made without regard to race.
George Washington High School had for
decades served the needs of the city's black
Would better opportunities await black
youths at Highland View Elementary, Port
St. Joe Elementary and Port St. Joe High

VII The f(illov'ing form ;hall be
furnished to The parent of ruar.
dian of each child e lqible for as
signmrent or promotion to Gradea
1, 7. 9, and 12 in the Gulf countyy
SchQ1 Sys.m1 or the school year
INanme Af Student
Grade for 1965-1966
Name of School-Grades Avail.
Port St Joe El .mentaryI: 1 i.
Port St. Jor High School: 7. 9,
and 12 ( -..
flighland View Elemrentary. 1
George VWashington Elemenlary:
1: -.
George Washington High School
7, 9 and 12 ( .).
Wewahiltchka Elementary: 1:
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and 12 (_ ).
La-vef Elementary School: I
Carver High School: 7. 9 and

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A legal advertisement featuring the county's
new Freedom of Choice form appeared in the
June 3, 1965 edition of The Star. Beginning with
the 1965-66 school year, Freedom of Choice
allowed Gulf County students in select grades to
choose among formerly segregated schools.

Or would the day-to-day pressures of
integration prove too much to bear?
In a city as racially divided as Port St. Joe,
black residents knew educational equality,
would not come without a struggle.
North Port St. Jo.:e wrapped its arms
around its children then sent them worriedly,
cautiously, into the fray.
Liberty and Justice for Ya'll
In the summer of 1966. a small group of
anxious students assembled in the Washington
High School gymnasium.
All had checked "Port St. Joe High School",
on their Freedom of Choice forms, and were
receiving assurances from the county's top
Washington High principal Edwin G.
Williams, Port St. Joe High principal Walter
Wilder and Superintendent R. Marion Craig
promised the students that they would be safe
in their new learning environment.
They also told them where to go if their
security was threatened.
in the audience, ninth grader Deborah
Crosby listened intently.
Beginning that year, Freedom of Choice
expanded to include all grades. Crosby's
parents decided she would transfer from
Washington High.
"We're not sending you on a crusade," her
father. Rev. Otis Stallworth. had said. "We're
sending you there for an opportunity."
On their first day at Port St. Joe High, the
former Washington students arrived early for
an orientation conducted by the cheerleaders
and other club members.

ol Integration

Though the students and administrators
did their best to make her feel welcome,.
Crosby was terrified.
"It was about like going to a foreign.
country," she remembered.
Integrating the school body did little to
eradicate deep-seated prejudices.
In the lunchroom, Crosby and her
friends sat at tables away from their white'
counterparts and there was little substantive
interaction between the two races.
The Washington youths received
sympathetic glances from some white
students, but an unspoken understanding
rendered true fellowship impossible.
"Because of the pressure, they couldn't
come over and be your buddy," noted Crosby.
Many student organizations remained'
segregated in the early Freedom of Choice-
In 1969, a group of black students
staged a walkout to protest the school's
refusal to let Washington students try out for
The school called the Sheriffs office and
sent the protesters home on a school bus.
Other acts of disobedience followed.
Some black students refused to say the
Pledge of Allegiance, or recited a modified
ending "Liberty and justice for yall, not
us" to better represent their American
Others threatened to walk out of the
stands when the band played "Dixie" at
football games.
"I wish I was in the land of cotton,' can
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The city has a sand pile
right outside City Hall.
It's not really for play, but
the two-compartment box
is a testing area for sand
to be used in the city's
beach renourishment.
At the Feb. 14 city coun-
cil meeting, council member
Gary Woodham announced
that the sand the city had
purchased was not adequate.
.The entire council agreed it
was too dark, and the suppli-
er of the sand agreed to find
sand more to specifications.
A man in the audience
informed the council that
there was an enormous
amount of sugar sand in
Honeyville, where the new
-community center is being
built. Sure enough, the
mayor visited Honeyville and
now the city is purchasing
"the perfect sand at a lower
cost from a local source.
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applying for recreational
grants, Risinger and city
clerk Deborah McLeod are
currently writing grant
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to run from 15th Street
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east to west along U.S.
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from Feb. 28 to March 6,
when it will be inspected and
probably reopened.

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Do you have ideas about what needs to be done to keep
Gulf County a good place to live, work and enjoy?
Then please join the Gulf County Strategic planning
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Talks Continue on Development of Multi-Family on Avenue A

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Talks continued
Wednesday, Feb. 22, between
representatives of the St.
Joe Company and the West
Florida Rural Housing
and Community Coalition
concerning the development
of land along Avenue A in
north Port St. Joe.
The St. Joe Company
last year proposed to build
an upscale, multi-family
rental development on the
triangular 6.35 acres of
land, bounded on the east
by the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad yard, Avenue A on
the west, and running from
North Garrison Avenue on
the north to about halfway
between North Park Avenue
and Bastille Street.
St. Joe owns the land,
and the city has decreed that
about 90 units should be built
on the site as one attempt to
meet the need for affordable
housing in the community.
Recent discussions about

the development raised the
possibility that the project
be purchased and run by
a community non-profit
organization. This meeting
was one more step in the
process of deciding if this was
The meeting was
hosted by the West Florida
Resource Conservation and
Development Council (RC/
DC) from Marianna, and the
local Gulf County United
Community Development
Primary speakers were
members of the West Florida
RC/DC, John Hendry, the
local representative of St. Joe,
and Carolyn Ford, Executive
Director of the North Florida
Education Development
After listening to the
audience of about two
dozen residents, Hendry
told the group that the
St. Joe Company was not
prepared to make certain
financial compromises that

had been suggested by local
organizations, but was willing
to talk about the project.
He said St .Joe agreed
that the project should be
community-driven, that
"the point of this being a
community-driven project
has been made very clearly.
We get the message fairly
strongly," he added.
Elmore Bryant, Executive
Director of Chipola Rainbow
Builders Association in
Chipley, and member of
the West Florida RC/DC,
explained to the group how
his builders association
already had developed and
successfully manages a rental
development in the Chipley
area, and how the West
Florida RC/DC could help the
group in Port St. Joe.
He emphasized that the
community's ministers and
the churches of north Port St.
Joe needed to become heavily
involved and teach people
how to bridget.
Bryant explained that

John Hendry of the St Joe Company, addresses community concerns at the West Florida Rural
Housing and Community Coalation Meeting.

before any building took place
the residents of Port St. Joe
needed to understand how to
save, manage their finances
and repair their credit,
so when housing became
available, they would have
the financial means to afford
and sustain the rentals.
Sheneena K. Forbes,
Rural Development Manager
for USDA Programs, explained
a- number of programs
designed to help purchase,

build, repair and rent low and
moderate income housing,
once it becomes available.
USDA sponsors and
assists RC/DC councils in
rural areas with training,
staffing and technical
I Ford then addressed the
meeting, stating that "the
biggest hurdle is organizing
the ministers in the area.
It's not enough to just put
in low .and moderate income

housing. You must put in
place educational plans, like
home buyers' clubs."
Amy Rogers, president
of Gulf County United
Community Development,
which co-hosted the meeting,
closed the discussion by -
saying "It's not 'us' against
'them' anymore. This is a
poor peoples' issue, not just a
black or white issue."

Gulf Fishermen Favor Proposed Red Snapper Quotas

By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers
A leading environmental
defense group joined with Gulf
of Mexico commercial red snap-
per fishermen Monday morn-
ing to tout a proposed quota
program they say could reverse
the continued trend of overfish-
ing, help the domestic indus-
try better compete with foreign
imports and end the harmful
"fishing derby" .situation that so
disrupts, and in some cases en-
dangers, fishermen's lives.
In a conference call with re-
porters, the speakers said they
looked forward to the passage
next month of "individual fish-
ing quotas" by the Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council. .
A fishermen referendum to
enact the region's first IFQ pro-
gram has passed with a major-
ity of 87 percent of the weighted
vote, and the new program could
be enacted later this year.
Pam Baker, regional direc-
tor for Environmental Defense's
Gulf of Mexico program, head-
Squartered in Austin, Texas, be-
gan the conference by noting
that the head of the National Ma-
rine Fisheries Service has called
the Gulf of Mexico's red snap-
per fishery as "the poster child
of fisheries that need a fishery
management overhaul."
Because the snapper fish-
ery has been overfished at least
for the past 15 years, even with
extensive regulation. Baker said
the IFQ program is intended to
give fishermen the ma-'munim
flexibility as to when they fish
and what size fish they can

catch, provided they do not ex-
ceed over the course of an entire
year their individual allocation
of red snapper.
The formula for allocation
will be based on historical catch
records that cover a fisherman's
average catch for 10.consecutive
years between 1990 and 2004.
Currently, the fishery's total
allowable catch is at 9.12 million
pounds, split equally between
the recreational and commercial
sectors, but that total is expect-
ed to drop in the future.
"Because the rebuilding
plan has riot been working, it's
almost certain that that num-
ber will drop probably in Jan.
2007," said Baker. "The options
range from three to four million
pounds up to seven to eight mil-
lion., It's probably going to be
lower than it is now when that
(IFQ) program goes in to place."
If and when the IFQ pro-
gram is implemented later this
fall, fishermen will receive no-,
tice of what their shares are, in
terms of the percentage of the
total catch, and will be given
an electronic card. similar to a
debit card, that will keep track
of their allocation.
Fishermen will be able to
freely buy and sell. or lease, their
share of the total catch. a factor
.thatBaker said will be a big help
in elnunating the large numbers
of snapper discarded by fisher-
men so they can comply with the
specific regulation in place on
the day they go out fishing.
"If a fisherman doesn't have
enough quota. he can make ar-
rangements to buy more," said

Baker. "Fishermen throw mil-
lions of dead red snapper over-
board each year, that are over
their daily limit or under sized.
This will save millions of fish
and help recover the stock."
Gulf red snapper fisher-
men Donny Waters, from Pen-
sacola, and Wayne Werner, from
Galliano, LA, both praised the
IFQ program as strongly as did
In 2005, Texas fishermen
caught about 1.8 million pounds
of the 4.65 million pound com-
mercial quota, with fishermen
from the central Gulfstates catch-
ing about 1.3 million pounds.
Florida fishermen caught only
about 367,296 pounds.
"I believe our stock under
this plan will definitely improve
and I look forward to having an
increase in the quota in the near
future," said Waters. "I think
we're'going to see the benefits
of saving all these fish that we're
Werner said the new plan
will end the derby fishing situa-
tion. "The derby we've dealt with
for the last 16 years has been
very destructive to peoples' lives
as well as the resource. There's
also safety issues. We've been
caught 'in tropical storms and
I sank a boat during the derby
We've had to deal with problems
such as not'being able to go to
people's weddings We've had
many adverse things happen.
"I haven't been home for ei-
ther sons' birthdays for the last
15 years." he said. '"As derbies
go, we've found there's been
more and more disruptions in

life. I buried mom the opening
day of snapper season. The time
Dad was sick, I couldn't get away
to go there because I had to feed
my family."
'"The race for fish creates
problems with everybody," he
said. "You just have to go when
you have to go. There's no cut-
ting any breaks, there's no com-
ing in late."
Waters said he believed the
price of domestic snapper would
moderate, as there would not be
a glut at certain times of the year.
These fish would then be better
able to compete with foreign im-
"We can't even compete
against lesser quality of (foreign)
fish because of their reliabil-
ity," said Waters. "I got a bright
outlook on this and I'm hoping
I can get our lives back. 'I see a
bright future in not destroying
the stock, and being able to plan
your life normal, as a human be-

ing." from Corpus Christi, TX said he
Phillip Lara, a Gulf shrimp would like to see the IFQ concept
fishermen and seafood dealer extend to the shrimp fishery.

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SJail Time

:' There is plenty of irony to be 'found their hands ui
in Sheriff Dalton Upchurch's decision on And now 1
: Tuesday to formally hand over the keys to the Commissioner
S: Gulf County Jail to commissioners on April out, operation
1, or April Fool's Day. cial .problems,
in Let's start with a simple statement, or end with le
.4in which we will borrow heavily from step up from
Upchurch. In other v
Those who break the law are not entitled ness, compou
,,to the comforts of the Hilton during their as jail operate
incarceration, but the county is running a enforcement
facility which represents a significant liability office from tlh
given the current conditions found within a more palatable
Jail constructed almost 40 years ago. criticized again
This was something Upchurch presented spend, money
to commissioners a year ago, in February It is a pat
of 2005, with no substantive action taken from county-w
since. increases to a
We would further note that a trip to a public-placa
: Florida's death row in Union County, where hone efficient
the worst of the worst are housed pending It's hard t
the end of their life, is almost a walk through easier for prison
the Taj Mahal compared to the Gulf County standpoint, tt
Jail, which on its face seems counterintuitive to legal, judic
to the concept of imprisonment real.
SAs Upchurch noted during a recent inter- And mutir
S-iew. the county jail was a "shrinking" facility of it, just as it
whose many problems should have been, but or the budget
weren't, addressed 20 or 30;years ago. on.
Commissioner Billy Traylor acknowl- Given the
edged as much during Tuesday's special existed largely,
meeting when he said the jail had been a the dissenting
nagging problem in the 17 years he's been audit to detail
in office. not doing right
Just a month ago, the discussion among and fiscal resin
commissioners was that indeed something County Comn
should be done immediately, but that choice hardly comfor
on Tuesday was to eliminate the middle man, Finally ax:i
Upchurch. and buy another three or four 'as culpable a
years from the current facility. response to p
The action, which. Upchurch pre-empted yard bulling
with a letter to commissioners formally hand- of that tact to
Sing them the jail, could be easily read as turning away
this Board of County Commissioners hitting What we \
'" the mute button on a squeaky wheel, which is that until c
would fairly describe the stove used in the jail em with stat
" to cook for some 60 inmates. ing opinions
: Though they acknowledged the grav- Sunshine Law
.ity of the problem in a meeting last month, to issues such
acknowledged that something needed to be represent only
done and fast, commissioners.have .sat on would c6ntend

O5ur Readers.

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Letters to the Editor ...

Dear Editor, .
It concerns me that our monthly council meeting. The
r city council in Mexico Beach logo was and an item voiced
is considering changing the in the City quarterly newslet-
city logo that is less than two ter. The logo was displayed for
years old. The estimated cost weeks prior to final approval
is $50,000. If you count ithe mn order for the citizens to
expenditure of the new signs review and make comments.
Throughout the city with the The majority of comments
new logo. the total cost for tax were in favor of the new logo.
Spayers will be approximately aLogo's by design are
S$100,000. The rationale and basically a memorable pic-
method used to justify this ture, a marketing, tool. It you
change, in my opinion depicts think about it, most logos are
lack of fiscal responsibility, ambiguous; Nike has a check
S The present logo from mark, Target has a red bulls
;: conception to. final approval eye and Quaker Oats has a
took approximately one year. man who appears to be a
SIt was an agenda item both Quaker and so on.
for pre-agenda and regular David Thompson

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imbly ask you to take the time
r pen to paper and tell us what
good and the bad, about how
ou come into contact with the
te this newspaper.
n to questions we have posed,
provided for comments maybe
hing we missed in crafting our

t this way this will provide us
ata, much like the first year of
)mprehensive Assessment Test
making this week, against which
ourselves in the future.
provide us hard questions any
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w can we make the customer
h this newspaper a more posi-

oss darts at the board all day
answers can only come from
ur walls, from those who wish
y their community newspaper.
take a few moments and tell us

until their hand was forced.
the Commission has added, as
r Bill Williams rightly pointed
.al issues to the myriad finan-
at the jail, which hardly begin
makingg roofs and plumbing one
an outhouse.
rords, going into the jail busi-
nding the problems facing them
tors by removing the top law
official in the county and his
ie equation, it appeared, was
e for commissioners than being
n for how they spend, or don't

tern seen over and over again,
wide voting to double-digit tax
n audit which seems as much
eating ploy as a genuine desire to
fiscal and operational policy.
to make a case for making life
oners, but from a sheer liability
he vulnerability of the county
ial or even legislative action is

ng the messenger changes none
didn't with county-wide voting
and tax increases and on and

history a problem which has
y unaddressed for years until
g voices grew too loud and an
what commissioners are or are
it as far as policies, procedures
ponsibility the concept of the
mission in the jail business is
d maybe most importantly, just
as those commissioners whose
public dissent is akin to school-
are those willing to be enablers
governance by their silence or
from the fray.
vould assert above all, however,
commissioners consistently gov-,
esmanship. respect for differ-
and without sounding as if the
. is a pesky nuisance, solutions
h as the jail and animal control
y the tip of the iceberg some
d this county is sailing toward.

Mexico Beach

Dear Editor,
Imposing additional front
end fees (impact fees) on
builders has such a nega-
tive impact on medium and
low income housing in ,this'
community. The perception
that only the developers are
"impacted" by impact fees
is a lie. Impact fees impact
everyone who builds or buys
a home in this county. The
north section of the county
will have the most negative
"impact." Construction and
homes sales are already down
in the county, so this could
cause more "slow down"
which also affects the, build-
ing jobs in this county.
Impact fees are a back-
door taxation on our county
residents. Where will the tax-
ation without services stop?
Patricia K. Hardman
Port St. Joe, Florida

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I cleared my throat and
gave my best professional
There was a slight
pause.....and then a giggle.
"Coach, I've dialed the wrong
number. I'm sorry."
I .didn't quite catch the
voice on the other end. But I
could tell by the inflection in
the 'coach' that I had taught
her in a former life. "That's
o. k., how's everything going
with you?"
"Oh fine. Stephanie is in
school now and the youngest
is about to drive us crazy!"
I recognized the voice
and remembered she was
in my fourth period class.
She sat on the row against
the wall, about half way
back. She had a great mind.
She just talked sometimes
instead of using it. But what
a happy child!
"Coach, didn't you
become a grandfather
"Yes I did. Josh and
Lindsey had a baby boy back
in October. They named him
Luke Kesley. He's the best
looking baby I've ever seen!
He's just about up and talk-
ing. We're rolling a baseball
back and forth. I figure he'll
be ready for .a pair of Asics
running shoes in a week or
She asked about Cathy
and Hank. She told me,
about Stephanie's "new" life.
And I got the low down on
her husband's latest land
We had a twenty minute
chat and she had the wrong
Only in small town:
We were painting the
living room back when 'I
was so young I didn't know
any better. I had paint on
me, the fireplace, the big
braided rug and was trying
to catch a drip in mid air
that was headed toward the
lamp shade when the phone
Mother wiped her hands
on the comer of the sheet
that partially covered the
coffee table, admonished
David and me to keep work-
ing, and answered. We only
got. half of the conversa-

You folks "down there."
stranded in -Paradise," aren't
as appreciative as you should
be about where you live. I,
left Mexico Beach back in
May. of 2005. As a somewhat
mobile resident, living in a
motorhome, I felt it was time
to move on, after two fantas-
tic, therapeudic years. That'
length of time is just right for
making lots of great friends,
and I did just that.
When you love a place
that has gotten way down
into your soul, it not easy to
forget all the great times and
the great folks. I assumed.
that once gone, it would mean
making return trips to inter-
act with people who shared
my feelings about that won-
derful strip of beach. Not so,
I've discovered.,
Several months ago, I set-
tled, at least temporarily, here
in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to be
near family and friends. This
past Friday I .had stopped
by the Federal Credit Union

by Kesley Colbert

Our Caller ID

Was "Howdy"

tion but Mother's side of it
went something like this,
"Hello.....W ell, I declare... ..
You don't say......That Uncle
Willie w\as a card.... I can't
remember if it was him or
his little brother......That is
all the way out on the Paris
Highway.....I should say
This went on for half
an hour. We finished paint-
ing around the fireplace,
the ceiling (and most of the
floor), the wall behind the
radio and were, moving the
ladder into the dining room
as Mother continued, "That
sounds just like him.....
No, I think they would have
known about it by then....
I believe so.....She doesn't
have a lick of sense either....
I don't know.... I think it is
usually around the first
week-end in May.....o.k....
o.k.....thank you......good-
Dave didn't even let her
get down the hall, "Who was
that, Mom?",
"I. don't know, son. I
think she had the wrong
I .asked Mom about
the Uncle Willie they were
discussing. And his little
brother? Where about
exactly out on the old Paris
Highway? Who doesn't have
a lick of sense? What hap-
pens the first of May? And
who in the heck were you
talking to?
She knew the voice
sounded familiar, she just
couldn't "place it". "I don't
think the lady was calling
me." :
"How could you talk
through two room paintings
to the wrong number?"
"Well son, she seemed
so nice and by. the time I.
realized I had no idea who
she was, I thought it would
hurt her feelings for me to
cut her, off."
I don't believe .they do
it this away in New York
City.... 'Course, me and
Dave have figured, on it for
years-----and we are not
sure to this day if Mom was
just being polite or if she got
tired of painting! -
I have been on both
ends of this .wrong number
.After deliberating 'for
two days and nights I finally
got up the nerve to call Mary
Hadley Hayden. The Sadie
Hawkins dance was just a

to make a deposit. On my
way out, through the lobby,
I crossed paths with a cou-
ple wearing matching Mexico
Beach sweatshirts. How excit-
ingl They live here in Tulsa,
and have a daughter who lives
there in Mexico Beach. The
shirts were gifts. We had a
great conversation right there
in the lobby: It was so much
fun tossing around names of
residents, restaurants, and
other businesses ... many of
which we shared memories.
Now, I'll one up my own
"small world" story.. While
in the small town of West
Yellowstone, Montana, back
in August of last year, a friend
of mine suggested a particular
restaurant for dinner. Upon
arrival, a young lady escorted
us to our table. To make con-.
versation, she asked where
we were from. I chimed in
first, by proudly announcing,
"Mexico Beach, Florida!" Her
response was, "NO WAY!" I
dropped a few names of plac-

week away and I figured
the worst that could hap-
pen w\as that she would say
no. Mr. Hayden answered
and yelled into the phone,
"HELLO!" I got to pondering
right quick on just how big
a fella he was... .and I bet he
didn't get that scar across
his cheek at choir prac-
tice.... I threw my baseball
cap over the mouthpiece,
dropped my voice down six
octaves and growled;' "Sorry,
wrong number."
With. the old party line
system that we grew up
on I've heard tell of six or
seven people talking for
hours after one of them was
called by mistake. I never
was rightly sure if those
down home country folks
were just being neighborly-
--or nosyl
I finally got a house of my
own and a phone to go with
it. Our number was only
one digit away from the local
grocery store. People would
call us up before daylight
on Saturday, "What time do
ya'll open?" We spent the
first ten years explaining the
wrong number thing. Today
when they miss the last digit
andsay, "Are your chickens
fresh?" I will politely answer,
"Ma'am, if you can get here
quick enough we've got six-
teen loose on aisle 5---you
can. catch your own!"
Or they ask about a cake
mix. "Boy, is this your lucky
day! Duncan Hines is here in
person. He's brought every
flavor from yellow pineapple
flake to blueberry chocolate
swirl. He's also got the latest
on Betty Crocker's tantrum
and subsequent arrest at
the shopping mall opening
in Kansas City." They usu-
ally don't even hang up.
They just drop the phone
anid sprint to the carl
Listen, sometimes I'd
rather talk to the "wrong
number" than the. sister-in-
law who was trying to reach
I was looking for an end-
ing to this article when the
phone rang, "Hello."
"Coach, I dialed the
wrong number. I'm sorry."
"Ida Pearl, is that you?"
"Yeah, I was trying to
get the clerk. How is Miss
Cathy doing? Didn't one of
your boys just become a

es as proof, one of which was
The Wonder Bar. Her eyes
widened and her jaw dropped.
She had been a waitress at
. that very bar, and ironically,
had left Mexico Beach in May,
approximately the same time
I did. We exchanged names of
businesses and people, find-
ing so many of them were
common to both of our expe-
riences there on the beach.
Again, how exciting
.I'm made to wonder,
how many more folks have
I ALMOST come in contact.
with, with whom I could have
shared some beach stories. If
you plan on doing any trav-
eling outside "Paradise", be
sure to take along a t-shirt
announcing where you're
from. That's the best way I'll
have of identifying you when
we stumble across one anoth-
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Commissioner Bill moved that the Commission
Williams pressed for a delib- take over operations of the
erate approach, a committee jail.
appointed to examine a host "When you own some-
of issues from repairing the thing you are more respon-
current facility to building sible ... you are more aggres-
a new one, identifying land sive" in addressing problems,
and potential costs. Traylor said. Nothing would
"We know the jail is really change at the jail, he
antiquated and has to be added, until the Commission
repaired just so we don't "owned it."
incur any further liability," Upchurch answered
Williams said, echoing one by saying if that would get
of Upchurch's central points things fixed, then so be it
about the jail, that it was a and he produced a brief let-
lawsuit waiting to happen. ter typed Tuesday detailing
Williams said State that the Sheriffs Office will,
Attorney Steve Meadows had as of April 1, "no longer
mentioned the formation of supervise the operation of
a Citizens Advisory Group the Gulf County Jail."
to examine the options, with Williams said that reso-
Williams suggesting such a lution only added operational
group be given 30 days to problems on top of the struc-
come back with recommen- tural problems commission-
dations. ers would have to deal with
Upchurch replied, "My concerning the jail.
wish is we move in some "It's going to be a tough
direction. Sitting still is not road to run this jail," Williams
working." said.
Traylor, however, said Upchurch cautioned that
he didn't need a commit- unlike other county services
tee to tell him what he's such as animal control, the
understood during 17 years jail was a 24/7, 365-days a
in office the jail is rundown year job and commissioners
and in need of repair. would be responsible for 60-
Traylor said he and some inmates.
Upchurch had spirited, but During the regular meet-
respectful conversations dur- ing, Commissioner Nathan
ing the week regarding the Peters, Jr. provided sugges-
jail and Traylor had arrived tions for potential sites for a
at several conclusions, new jail, including land on
One was that a $15,000 Hwy. 71 just south of the
expenditure approved earlier rifle range north of Port St.
this month to repair the leak- Joe, acreage at Hwy. 71 and
ing roof above the women's Howard Creek Road, and
cell was a waste of money land adjacent to the DeptL
given that the entire roof was of Forestry work camp on
in need of repair. Howard Creek Road.
Upchurch agreed that "We need to start plan-
the Commission would like- ning early to get a strategic
ly be coming back in six plan to get costs (of a new
months or so and putting jail) down," Peters said. "If
more money into the flat roof that new jail is going to come
that is sieve-like across the up in two or three years this
jail complex. would allow us to plan."
S"We should take the bull McLernore said it could
by the horns .... Traylor be possible to obtain the for-
said. "The problem is now estry work camp itself as the
and it is not going away." site of a new county jail.
Travlor then immediately Peters reiterated a

motion he made last month
to put the issue before voters
in a non-binding referendum
to gauge support of, possi-
bly, a half-cent sales tax to
fund construction of a new
Williams suggested,
though, and Peters agreed,
to delay any ballot initiative
until a plan and costs are
in place so that voters could
make an informed decision.
Commissioners agreed
to allow Peters to move
ahead on forming a task
force to examine options and
draft recommendations and
Commissioners also
scheduled a workshop
on jail issues for 7 p.m.
In other business taken
up on Tuesday:
A representative of
Carr, Riggs and Ingram, the
accounting firm commission-
ers have selected to perform
an audit of county opera-
tions, presented a draft of
the scope of work and costs.
The audit would concen-
trate on several key areas,
Benji Allen said: review of
policies and procedures,
an examination of whether
county operations hewed
to those policies and proce-
dures, a 10-year spending
trends analysis and a review
of the entire budget process.
Allen put the estimate
of costs at $25,000 to
Commissioners agreed

to review the draft and come
back with suggestions and a
motion to move ahead next
Commissioners agreed
to place ariimal control under
the auspices of the County
Health Department.
Williams said he had
discussions with Doug Kent,
the department's executive
director, and Kent had agreed
to take on the responsibility
of day-to-day operations and
would roll the two current
employees into the Health
Department's budget.


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Help With Medicare Part D Available For Gulf County Residents

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
confusing Medicare Part D
'is now available for all Gulf
County residents, thanks
'to Beacon Villa Retirement
Center and SHINE volunteers
:from the Area Agency on
-Aging for North Florida out of
The retirement center
held a seminar Thursday,
*Feb. 23, for people interested
in learning more about the
new government prescription
Drug program.
The enrollment deadline
for Medicare Part D is fast
approaching and many people
ages 65 and over are still not


About 16 people attended
the seminar, including one
woman who came from
Panama City.
Although the government
describes the program as
"voluntary," anyone 65 and
older who does not enroll in
one of the state authorized
programs by the May 15
deadline will be penalized
one percent of a program's
premium each month for
every month he or she does
not enroll.
People ages 65 and
over who wait one or more
years before enrolling will be
charged 12 percent for each
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12 months), and any penalty
incurred at enrollment will
be a permanent penalty,
which will be assessed every
year to each month's regular
Premiums are deducted
automatically from Social
Security checks.
Rex Buzzett, former
owner of Buzzett's Pharmacy
and a pharmacist for decades
in Port St. Joe, explained
some of the more confusing
points of the program to the
"There is no better
resource than your local
pharmacist," said Kim
McFarland, marketing
director of Beacon Villa and
facilitator of the seminar, as
she introduced Buzzett.
Buzzett still works at CVS
Pharmacy in Port St. Joe after
selling his family-owned and
operated pharmacy several
years ago.
He said the best
resource he had found was
the computer. "Go to www.
medicare.gov to study the
plans," said Buzzett. "Type
in your medications and the
program ranks the state plans
by price, then gives a list of
individual plans that cover
your specific medications.
This is the easiest way to
There are 40-plus
plans in Florida alone, he
said, estimating that 95%
of pharmacies in the state
'participate in one or more of
the programs.
"So don't think if you don't
see your local pharmacy listed
that it doesn't participate,"
said Buzzett.
He 'reminded the
audience that there were
disadvantages to all the plans,
saying those that looked most
attractive were actually the
most restrictive and most
Buzzett also cautioned
people to be aware if they
already had drug coverage
with their current insurance.
Some employers, he said, are
deciding they do not have
to pay for drug coverage
now, since Medicare will
be covering drugs, so they





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[employers] will be dropping
all drug insurance.
The State of Florida is one
such employer, he added.
McFarland offered her
computer for Internet access
to help register people with
the Medicare program.
Make an appointmentwith
her, she said, and everything
will be very private.
Gulf County
commissioner Bill Williams,
also at the seminar, said he
would bring up the need for
computer access for seniors in
the county at the next meeting
of the County Commission.
Williams said only about
10 percent of seniors in the
county have enrolled in the
prescription drug program,
and cautioned the audience
to remember the penalty that
will begin to accrue after May
Beacon Villa is the
computer site for seniors in
the beaches area to enroll.
The libraries in Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe are the other
computer sites in the county
where seniors can register.
According to Laura
Gulley, the SHINE liaison,
SHINE volunteers will come
to Beacon Villa in the next
few weeks to help with
"Even if you are 85
years old and don't take
any medications now," said
Gulley, "even if you don't
want to pay or can't pay, at
least enroll in the cheapest
plan, because next year you
might need medication and
then when you do enroll, you
will be penalized."
McFarland also cautioned
attendees about fraud while
enrolling in the government
program. She said if anyone
solicited them by phone "out
of the blue," to hang up, that
it was illegal for anyone to
contact an individual if that
individual did not contact a
representative first.
She said the "same goes
if a salesman knocks on-your
door. It is illegal."
And she reminded
everyone never to give out a
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Overview of

Medicare Part D
What do I need td know about the Medicare
Prescription Plan?
To get Medicare prescription drug coverage, you
MUST choose the plan that is best for you and
ENROLL in it now through May 15, 2006.
If you join, your drug costs will vary depending on
which, plan you choose.
1 in 3 people will qualify for extra help, in which
Medicare will pay anywhere from 85% to 100%. of
all drug costs.
If you are on both Medicare and Medicaid, you
will automatically be enrolled in a Medicare
prescription plan. But YOU can, and should.
decide which plan is best for you you can change
plans at any time.
What are the benefits of the new Medicare prescription
drug coverage?
It is available to all people with Medicare.
It will pay for about half of your drug costs.
It protects you against ever having very high drug
It pays for both brand-name and generic drugs.
How does the basic plan work?
You pay a monthly premium (generally around $37
in 2006).
You pay a yearly deductible |up to the first $250 in
You will also pay a share of your prescription drug
costs, and your plan pays a share. With the basic
plan. you pay 25''o co-insurance.
Medicare helps pay for drugs up to $2,250 total
annually. The plan begins again each January.
After the $2,250, you pay 100% of the cost until
yoti reach $3,600 in out-of-pocket costs for
prescription drugs.
Catastrophic Clause: Once your total out-of-
pocket costs for drugs reach $3,600, you pay 5%
of the costs and Medicare pays 95% of the costs for
the rest of the year.
What happens if you don't enroll by May 15th?
If you enroll after the 15th, your premiums will
increase 1% per month or 12% for every year that
you delay enrollment.
If you are on Medicaid, the decision of which plan
you get will be made for you, without your input.
What if I already have prescription drug coverage?
You need to check with your current plan to see if
this coverage is changing.
Make sure your plan is as good as the standard
Medicare prescription drug coverage.
What if I have the Medicare Prescription Card?
These discount cards were offered as a transition
step until Medicare prescription drug plans
became available.
S* You can use your Medicare-approved drug
discount card until May 15. 2006, or until you join
a Medicare prescription drug plan, whichever is
If you have credits-left on the card, use them up
and enroll in a plan before May 15. Chances are
good that you quahfy for extra help.
How do I enroll?
You can enroll.online at w\w.medicare.gov
You can enroll at Beacon Villa by calling Kim '
McFarland,at 850/647-9170 or toll free at
866/216-3345, and making an appointment with
SYou can call 1-800-Medicare.(633-42273). ,
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your limited inc-ome and savings, apply, for this
through Social Security or. the' local Medicaid,
office.' ,Apply otiline at www.socialsecurity.gov.
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help you enroll. '.
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Port St. Joe Headed Back to Lakeland

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Led by two of the main
cogs in a state football cham-
pionship the Port St. Joe boys'
basketball team will head to a
Final Four of its own next
With senior Ash Parker
dominating the glass and
senior Ash Larry (15 points)
converting the critical shots,
the Tiger Sharks (21-9) are
headed to Lakeland and a
bracket the state Final
Four they called home for
much of the 1990's and early
years of this decade, after
a 39-19 workmanlike victory
over Cottondale (8-22) in the
Region 1-2A championship

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game inside "The Dome."
The Sharks will play a
state semifinal game next
Thursday at a time and
against a foe to be deter-
"This is amazing," said
junior guard Zach Lee who
backed Larry with 10 points,
the only two players to finish
in double figures in a game
which lacked much in the
way of offensive aesthetics.
That was largely the
product of styles.
The Hornets opened in a
2-3 match-up zone, sagging
into the paint any time the
ball was tossed inside. Port
St. Joe, in turn, was content
to move the ball around the

perimeter over most of the
final three quarters, the game
so completely in the Sharks'
hands there was no need to
press the issue.
Not that the Sharks
didn't try to loosen up the
Cottondale defense early.
Lee was the dominating
offensive player of the open-
ing period as he repeated-
ly knifed into the lane and
forced the action, though his
real damage came in the form
of two 3-pointers, one late in
the opening quarter from the
top of the key, the next from
the right wing to initiate the
scoring in the second period
which put Port St.. Joe up

Shark Nine Split Two on the Road

The bats started to warm
up this past week as the
Port St. Joe baseball team
notched its first win of the
regular-season, putting the
Sharks record at 1-2.
With the basketball team
in the state Final Four in
Lakeland, the Sharks have
postponed a Thursday trip to
Marianna until later in the
season and should the bas-'
ketball team reach Saturday's
state championship game the
county tilt with Wewahitchka
may also be postponed.
As it stood at press time,
the Gators were to trav-
el to Shark Field for a 1
p.m. ET varsity match-up on
Friday, Feb. 24
Arnold 6, Port St. Joe 5
Arnold put up three runs
in the second inning and the
Sharks whittled away to tie

the game in the top of the
seventh inning but Arnold
plated in a run in the bottom
half of the inning to squeak
out the win.
Justin Henderson started
for the Sharks and went 4
1/3 innings allowing five hits
and four runs, three earned,
while striking out four and
walking two.
Andrew Furr (0-1) took
the loss, pitching the final
two innings and allowing two
earned runs on three hits
while striking out three and
walking three.
Jordan Todd hit a two-
run two-out single to tie the
game at 5-5 in the seventh
and Corbin Vickery was also
1 for 4 with a double.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Port St. Joe 12,
Taylor County 10
The Sharks fell behind

6-4 after four innings put
six on the board in the sixth
inning and added another in
the seventh to hold off Taylor
County and register their first
win of the regular season.
Austin Peltier pitched 6
2/3 strong innings, striking
out six, walking three and
working around five Port St.
Joe errors.
Peltier (1-0) allowed 10
hits. and 10 runs, just six
Henderson got the save
with 1/3 inning of work,
walking one.
T.J. Ward was, 2 for 4 at
the plate with a single and
double and three RBI. Mica
Ashcraft crushed two .home
runs and a single in five at-
bats, driving in two .runs.
Vickery was 2 for 4 and
Todd 2 for 3 with a single and
a double and Sidney Harris
hit a solo home run.

"We just went at them
early and tried to get them
to come out of the zone, but
they just didn't want to come
out," Lee said. "I got some
early shots to fall, but they
just wouldn't come out."
Meanwhile, the Sharks
were stifling the Cottondale
The Hornets needed more
than five minutes to score
their only bucket of the first
quarter and nearly six min-
utes to hit their only basket
of the third quarter, which
ended with Port St. Joe cruis-
ing at 30-13.
The Sharks full-court
man-to-man trapping defense
forced 18 turnovers, includ-
ing nine steals, three each
from Larry, Lee and Arsenio'
Sanders. Port St. Joe also
had four blocks, Parker swat-
ting away three shots and
Mike Quinn, .4 third member
of the state champion football
team, knocking away another
to go with his eight points.
The Hornets did not attempt
a single free throw.
The idea of an open shot
was never entertained by the
"We brought our 'A'
game defensively," said Port
St. Joe's second-year coach
Derek Kurnitsky. "I'm so
proud of these guys. We've
been through an awful lot
and they've worked hard the
past two years.
"At this time of the sea-
son, you've got to have senior
leadership. You need senior
leadership. We have great
senior leadership."
Larry offered a key dose
to put the game away in the
third quarter.
Behind their defense and
Lee, the Sharks built a lead
which was as large as 17-2
before Cottondale got back
in the contest in the second
quarter, with an assist from
the Port St. Joe. .
As Port St. Joe went 3-10
from the charity stripe in the

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period 8 of 9 otherwise in
the game and the Sharks
watched five shots inside of
10 feet flirt with the rim before
rejecting it, Cottondale found
some offense behind fresh-
man guard Jacob Herring (a
team-high seven points) and
climbed to within 18-11 by
Larry answered in the
third quarter, though, hitting
a 3-pointer from the wing,
another from the corner and a
highlight reel reverse layup in
one stretch to push the lead
to 28-11 with 2:15 remain-
ing in the third quarter and
Cottondale was never close
the rest of the way.
"Coach told me to go

ahead and put it away," Larry
said. "I hit a couple of shots.
I wanted to make sure we got
to Lakeland."
They will.

Cottondale 2-9-2-6 19
PSJ 12-6-12-9 39

Cottondale (19) Herring
3 0-0 7, Jones 2 0-0 4, Gray
2 0-0 4, Benhow 1 0-0 2,
Smith 1 0-0 2, Parker 0 0-0
0, Baxler 0 0-0 0. 9 0-0 19.
Port St. Joe (39) Lee
4 0-2 10, Larry 5 -3-5 15,
Parker 1 4-6 6, Sanders 0 0-0
0;, Quinn 2 4-6 8, Welch 0 0-
0 0, Gannon 0 0-0 0;O Martin
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11-19 39.

Lady Sharks Remain Unbeaten

Port St. Joe High School's
softball team continued its
winning ways last week with
victories over Carrabelle and
The Lady Sharks (6-
0) played at Blountstown
on Tuesday night and will
host Arnold at 6 p.m. ET on
Monday, Feb. 20
Port St. Joe 10,
Carrabelle 1
Danielle Maxwell (2-0),
went the distance allowing
one run on five hits while
striking out five and walking

one batter.
The host Lady Sharks
pounded out 11 hits, with
Kayla Minger going 3 for 5
and Maxwell going 2 for 5.
Brittany Miller, Victoria
McCall, Angela Cannington,
Anna McFarland, Seirra King
and Heather Brinkmeier all
added a hit apiece.
Friday, Feb. 24
Port St. Joe 12, Bozeman 0
Behind the pitching of
Minger and 14 hits the visit-
ing Lady Sharks overpowered
Bozeman in a game ended on
the mercy rule.

Minger (4-0) pitched five
innings, striking out nine
and allowing just one hit and
one walk.
Minger also had three tri-
ples and two RB13I at the plate.
Kate Shoaf had two hits and
three RBI. McFarland had
two hits, McCall two hits and
an RBI and Brinkmeier two
hits and two RBI.
Heather Strange added a
hit and an RBI, Sam Denton
had a hit and two RBI and
Brittany Miller had one hit.


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Ash Larry.
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third quarter stretch,; as Port St.
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senior left-
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average (9 for 17). Last week she
was 3 for 4 with two sacrifices.

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Wewa Tabs Lanter As New Coach

Lady Gators Open

Season with Romp
Wewahitchka High All games are played at
School's softball team opened Wewahitchka High School.
the regular season last Friday Against Carrabelle last
with a 25-0 thrashing of Friday, in a game ended after
Carrabelle. four' innings on the mercy
The Lady Gators, attempt- rule, Samantha Green and
ing to replace six seniors who Samantha Rich combined on
helped lead the team at least a no-hitter.
to the regional finals each year Green pitched the first
of their high school careers, three innings, striking out
seemed to barely skip a beat five. Rich struck out the side
as they pounded the ball on in the fourth inning.
offense and were overpower- The Lady Gators pounded
ing on the mound. out 21 hits. Megan Peak was
The Lady Gators will host 4 for 4 with three doubles
their annual Softball ClasSic 4 for 4 with three doubles
this Saturday. Holmes and six RBI. Hannah Price
County, Marianna and was 4 for 5 with a double and
Sneads will also compete. one RBI and Rich was 3 for 4
The action starts at 9 a.m. with a two-run double .and a
MT with Wewahitchka versus two-run home run.
Marianna. The Lady Gators Misty Robbins and
will play Holmes County at Summer Grice had two hits
4:30 p.m. CT. apiece and Green, Traci
The consolation game is Battles, Leigh Ann Mayo,
Scheduled for 6 p.m. CT and Chelsea Pettis, Sarah House
Sthe championship game will and Mandi Robbins all
be at 7:30 p.m. CT. recorded one hit.

Wewahitchka Track

Team Bests Arnold

The Wewahitchka High
School track team went to
Arnold High School for a dual
meet on February 24. The
girls and boys teams both
/ Billy Naylor placed first
in the mile (4:54), Meleah
Lister placed first in the 100
meter sprint and the 300
meter hurdles while Brandi
Whitfield ran second to Lister
in both events.
Michael Weeks won the
110 meter and 300 meter
hurdles, Ben Holley took the
discus and was second in the
shot put, .Heather Simmons
placed first in the pole vault.
and Shane McDonald was
second in the pole vault.

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Lanter, who is from
Crawfordville, takes over
for Greg Jordan, who was
the head coach for one
season before leaving for
Blountstown in January.
Jordan led the Gators to
an 8-2 regular season mark
and a spot in the Region
1-1A playoffs. Wewahitchka
lost to Mayo Lafayette in the
White said Lanter was
chosen over two other final-
ists. He said 32 coaches
made inquiries, with about
half that total putting in
complete applications.
"We feel good about him,"
White said. "There are no
guarantees with a new hire,

but you try to get someone
who you project will stay."
White said Lanter and
his wife are looking for a
house in Wewahitchka,
which he took as a sign of
stability for the program. He
expects Lanter to have a pro-
longed commitment not only
to the football team, but to
the entire athletic program.
"He has the potential to
be a great athletic director,
too," White said. "He wants
to have competitive programs
across the board."
White said Lanter
will begin his duties at
Wewahitchka next week.

By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom
The Gulf County School
Board on Thursday approved
the hiring of Todd Lanter
as Wewahitchka's new head
football coach.
Lanter comes to
Wewahitchka after five years
at Tallahassee Godby, where
he served as the team's defen-
sive coordinator and weight-
lifting coach. He also will
take over as Wewahitchka's
weightlifting coach and as
the school's athletic direc-
tor, Principal Larry White
said. Prior to his stint at
Godby, Lanter was a coach
at Wakulla from 1993-2001.

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The Big River Rider's 4-H Horse Club is having a Running
Horse Show on March 11. Event will be at Michael Traylor
Arena at T.L. James Park in Wewahitchka. Registration will
start at 12 p.m. CT. Show will start at 1 p.m.
Events will be barrel racing, poles, cones, stake
race, keyhole, and hairpin race. With a few fun
runs thrown in as always. Whether participant
or spectator come join in the fun. Concessions
will belopen on the show grounds.
For further information call (850) 639-3200
M-F, (850) 639-5384, or (850) 648-4418.

Wewahitchka Middle

School Continues Streak
The Gators of Wewahitchka Middle School upped their
record to 4-0 last Thursday with a 5-2 win over Altha.
Billy Peak started on the mound and pitched five innings,
allowing two runs while striking out nine.
Chris Peak pitched the final two innings and did not
allow a run while fanning four.
Baylon Price was 2 for 4 and scored three runs and Cody
Wade was also 2 for 4 and scored one run.
Chris Peak was 2 for 4 and drove in two and Brandon
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"I went to Washington High for
10 years and I loved the school.
I was black, too, and under-
stood the cause. I transferred
to have an opportunity. I want-
ed to show that with opportu-
nity, there didn't have to be a
have and have-not."

David Langston,
1969 Port St. Joe High School graduate

David Langston (No. 10) and his Shark teammates confer with
Coach Bill Dickson. Langston transferred to Port St. Joe High School
in 1967 under Freedom of Choice.

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you imagine?" said Crosby.
"I laugh about it now, but I
really cried then, because it
was hard."
During the Freedom of
Choice years, black students
found comfort in their shared
"We had each other.
If you bothered one, you
bothered all," said Crosby.

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"We were close, because we
knew we had to look out for
each other."
Students who attended
Port St. Joe High School
during the voluntary
integration period witnessed
minor physical violence,
but were spared the intense
rioting that came later.
Even still, the days took

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an emotional toll.
"It was a trying time,"
explained Crosby. "It was a
time I wouldn't want to live
through again."
Courting Visibility
David Langston believes
success in life stems from
making important decisions
about life at key moments.
Langston's moment came
during a routine visit to
Sammy, Stallworth's grocery.
store in the summer of 1967.
Knowing Langston's
reputation as one of
Washington High's most
outstanding athletes,
Stallworth took a special
interest in the Port St. Joe
That night at the store,
he asked Langston where he
was going to school his junior
Langston stayed at
Washington during the first
two years of Freedom' of
Choice, and had no intentions
of leaving.
He told Stallworth his
Tiger teammates planned to
win the state championship
that had eluded them the
previous year.
Stallworth offered, some
different advice.
"You need, to go
somewhere where you will
be seen if you want to go to

college," he said.
Langston had already
submitted his Freedom
of Choice form, and was
reluctant to change his
Stallworth grew
thoughtful. He asked
Langston why David Jones,
Jr., the son of Washington
High School basketball coach
David Jones, played for
Blountstown High School,
and not his father's team.
The implication: Coach
Jones knew his son would
have greater opportunities at
the larger, integrated school.
For Langston, the
conversation was a wake-up
That night, he went to the
homes of several Washingtori
teammates and asked them
to join him at Port St. Joe
The next morning,
Langston and his teammates
walked into the Port St. Joe
gymnasium. Head coach Bill
Dickson tossed them a ball.
After proving their skills
on the court, Langston and
his friends enrolled at Port St.
Joe High, and Dickson signed
them up for the basketball
At Washington, some
faculty members and students
branded Langstori a traitor.

Today, he shrugs off the
"I went to Washington
High for 10 years and I loved
the school. I was black, too,
and understood the cause.
I transferred to have an
opportunity. I wanted to show
that with opportunity there
didn't have to be a have and
have-not," he said.
For Langston, Freedom
of Choice found him at "the
right place at the right time."
He believes the pressures
of integration prevented
other Washington athletes
from transferring to Port. St.
Joe, many of whom had the

An integrated Shark team took home Port St. Joe High School's
first state championship trophy on March 15, 1969. Pictured play-
ers are: Adrian Gant, Buddy Boyette, John Ford, Charlie Lewis and
Larry Morgan.

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potential to advance their
athletic careers.
- Playing on the first
integrated basketball team
in Port St. Joe history would
have its challenges.
With the Sharks
beginning the season with
an away game against Altha,
rumors circulated that the
black athletes might not
ba welcome. Langston told
Dickson he wanted to play; i
Inside the Altha
gymnasium, Langston
watched the opening jufniol
varsity match-up and ,eyed
the popcorn in the concession
Not knowing 'he
prejudices of the Altha crowd,
he did not venture out of his
"At that point we didn't
know what was what."
Langston noted. "You were
just in a protective mode."
When the game began,
Langston was the only black
athlete on the court.
His nerves blurred his
vision, and for a moment,"he
could hardly see the .ball.
Struggling to .get. it
together, Langston started
talking to himself. "These
people are_ just norn ,.
They're not doing anything to
When the buzzer sounde,
the.Sharks defeated Altha b'
a comfortable margin. ,
After the game, Dickso'n
approached Langston in the
locker room.
Please don't take offense,.
Dickson said, before relayig
the Altha coach's post-ganje
"Where did you get that
black kid from?" the co.i
asked Dickson. "He's a aKIl
of a player. I need to find re
Taking State
On March 15, 1960,
Langston lingered in thi
stands of the Jacksonville
Colliseum minutes before thl
Sharks would take the couft

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David Langston
" does not define his life
in terms of athletics.
, Beyond his
remarkable athletic
career, he hopes
to be remembered
for his tireless
commitment to
As president and
C EO of the Norris
D. Longston Youth
Foundation, Langston
focuses his efforts on
preparing children for
life after high school,
"I try to help
children so they can
have the opportunity
to make their
"lives better," said.
in its eighth year,
the Norris D. Langston
Youth Foundation
serves six schools and
over 400 students.
Among its
many offerings,
the foundation
funds after-school
tutoring programs
and appearances
by high-profile role
Langston defines
the foundation's goal
as never having to
hear a child say, "I
don't know. No one
ever told me so."
"People won't
tell you and they
won't help you in
a lot of instances,"
said Longston. "It's a
tough world out there

to play the "Wild Bulls" from
Howard of Ocala for the Class
'B' state championship.
Coach Dickson arrived to
whisk him away to the locker
room, but Langston was not
"I'm not going to go
anywhere until the game is
over," he said.
On the court, the
Washington High School
Tigers were embroiled in
a bitter struggle against
Greensboro for the Class 'C'
state championship.
When Langston's brother,
Norris and the Tigers came
up short 87-81 in double
overtime, Langston joined
his teammates in the locker
The Panama City News
Herald had predicted an easy
victory for Ocala, but Langston
remained optimistic.
"The real thing will be who
wins it, not the prediction,"
he vowed.
Langston brought his
competitive spirit to the game,
picking up 38 points and 22
rebounds to lead both teams.
As Langston carried the
ball down the court against a
fierce Ocala defense, Charlie
Lewis, John Ford and Buddy
Boyette helped the Sharks
overcome an early scoring

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deficit and regain the lead.
Midway into the last
quarter, the Wild Bulls made
a final scoring drive and came
to within two points of the
Sharks, but no further.
Replacing the sidelined
Larry Morgan, Greg Knox
scored two points from just
beyond the foul line, and the
Sharks held on for the rest of
the game.
By a score of 69-63, Port
St. Joe took home its first
state championship.
Though there had been
bitterness at Langston's
departure from Washington
High, many in North Port St.

Joe took a special pride in the
Sharks' victory.
Billy Quinn, then a junior
atWashington High, dismisses
any talk of jealousy.
"When St. Joe got those
players, they got some top-
notch players. That's what
put them over the hurdle,"
said Quinn, whose happiness
for Langston was tempered
only by his regret for the'
Washington team.
been there, we would've won
(the championship) for sure."
"United... We are All
As Langston delivered

In its discussions with the Office of Health, Education and Welfare, the Gulf County School Board
asked for an extension in integrating Port St. Joe High School until construction on the new facility was
completed in 1970 (above). The Board later voted to close Washington High School (below), a decision
that led to a seven-week boycott at the start of the 1970-71 school year.

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the Sharks their first state
championship, the Gulf
County School board did
its best to postpone full
integration another year.
Though the Office of
Health, Education and
Welfare (HEW) ordered the
desegregation of all Gulf
County schools at the start of
the 1969-70 school year, the
school board maintained that
Port St. Joe schools could not
meet HEW's timetable.
With construction of the
new Port St. Joe High School
set for completion in summer
1970, the board asked HEW
for more time.
HEW countered by
demanding that the board
file a plan for the complete
desegregation of all county
schools by Dec. 31, 1969 and
reprimanded the board for
the delay.
Freedom of Choice

had run its course, and
HEW threatened to initiate
enforcement proceedings
in the absence of a suitable
The school board replied
with a controversial plan that
featured a fully integrated Port
St. Joe High School and the
creation of three elementary
school districts.
Students in grades K-6'
living between the Franklin-
Gulf County line and First
Street would attend Port
St. Joe Elementary, those
between First Street and
the canal would attend
Washington Elementary
and those beyond the canal
would attend Highland View
The board argued that
separate school districts
would prevent "excessive

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"If you're going to close down

one, you need to close down all.

We just felt like we were being

picked on."

- Deborah Crosby, on the Gulf County School Board's August 10,
1970 decision to close Washington High School

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Superintendent R. Marion Craig, Board Attorney Cecil Costin, Waylon Graham and Gene Raffield.

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busing," and were in line with
requests from North Port St.
Joe residents, who wanted
the Washington school to
remain open.
After filing the plan,
Superintendent Craig
expressed doubts that HEW
would be satisfied.
"We have complied with
the wishes of HEW, but we
feel it is only a matter of time
before the plan will be turned
down," Craig reported.
The superintendent
proved correct. HEW objected

to the board's plan to operate
three neighborhood schools,
each having essentially one
racial make-up.
With the 1970-71 school
year rapidly approaching,
HEW filed a suit against Gulf
and five other Florida counties
and submitted a copy of its
recommended plan to U.S.
District Court Judge David L.
The HEW plan placed all'
K-6 students living south of
Seventh Street at Port St. Joe
Elementary and altered the

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View and Washington
Elementary Schools.
Students living north
of Seventh Street to the
county line in grades. K-
2 would attend Highland
View Elementary, and those
in grades 3-6 would attend
Washington Elementary.
On Aug. 7, 1970, after
hearing arguments on both
sides, Middlebrooks opted
for a third plan that featured
three racially balanced
elementary schools.
White City students, who
were not mentioned in the
School Board or HEW's plans,
wereto compriseWashington's
white population.
To integrate Highland
View Elementary, the judge
ordered the busing of black

students living more than two
miles from the school.
Black students who
attended Port St. Joe
Elementary the previous year
would remain at the school,
as well as new students who
elected to transfer.
After months of back
and forth with HEW, Craig
gave his thoughts on the
judge's ruling: "United...we
are all displeased with the
White City Weighs In
Some were more
displeased than others.
On August 10, 1970 a
White City delegation of over
200 people entreated the
school board to allow their
children to continue attending
Port St. Joe Elementary
School despite Middlebrooks'
The delegation drew the
support of parents from the
beaches and Port St. Joe. Rev.
Alan Price, the pastor of the
White City Baptist Church,
served as spokesperson.
Calling Washington a
drain on the School Board's
budget, Price advocated
closing the school and
enhancing. Port St. Joe
Elementary's classroom space
to accommodate White City
When Craig expressed
concerns about overcrowding,
Price offered the free labor of
the delegation's men.
Not knowing how

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to proceed in light of
Middlebrooks' order, board
chairman Billy J. Rich asked
for attorney Cecil G. Costin,
Jr.'s counsel.
Costin noted that any
school closure that smacked
of discrimination would not
be tolerated, and cautioned
the board to have a valid
argument when approaching
As early as 1967, the
School Board vowed to
close the Washington site
by the year 1972, and HEW
recommended the school
closure in a December 1968
Citing the high cost of
operating four public schools,
board member Waylon
Graham made the motion to
close the Washington school.
The motion was seconded,
and approved by a unanimous
The School Board's
decision sent shockwaves
through the black
A week after the decision,
black residents filed a class
action suit in U.S. District
Court, which alleged that
the board had closed the
Washington school due to
racial discrimination.
When Middlebrooks
upheld the board's decision
and placed 70 former
Washington students in
Highland View Elementary,
the black community was
"There was no regard to
the feelings of this community
whatsoever," recalled Minnie
LikelY, a 1965 Washington'
High School graduate. "To
appease that group of people
the', said. 'Well just close
Washington High School."'
Crosby regarded the

school closing as yet another
"If you're going to close
down one, you need to close
down all," she said. "We just
felt like we were being picked
To protest the School
Board's, decision, the black
community staged a seven-
week boycott of Port St. Joe
schools at the start of the
1970-71 school year.
Crosby's father, Rev.
Otis Stallworth, then the
leader of the local NAACP,
led the boycott, which Crosby
described as "very well
Students not attending
school received instruction
at designated neighborhood
sites, and parents attended
church meetings to discuss
the boycott's progress.
A month and a half into
the boycott, the School Board
hosted a dedication ceremony
for the new Port St. Joe High
School. Congressman Bob
Sikes delivered the keynote
Sikes praised the county
for its fine educational
facilities and painted a
cheerful portrait of the
times at odds with the sober
"When I visit the
'backyard' of our nation as
found in my district, I see
the kind of people who are
holding this nation together,
while the cities appear to go
mad." Sikes proclaimed.
The boycott ended during
an Oct. 23, 1970 conversation
between Judge Middlebrooks,
public officials, Stallworth and
other black representatives.
Though he stopped short
of reopening the Washington
school, Middlebrooks placed

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On August 10, 1970, the Gulf County School Board heard a
presentation by a White City delegation which sought the closure of
Washington High School.

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both Port St. Joe Elementary
and HighlandViewElementary
schools in the same district.
The new boundary line
gave black students who were
required to attend Highland
View the option of attending
Port St. Joe Elementary.
A week later, the School
Board received 59 requests
for transfers from the 70
black students assigned to
Highland View Elementary.
After weeks of protest,
nearly 500 students returned

to school in the first days of
By the month's end, riots
shook the foundation of the
new Port St. Joe High School.
The city's slow march
to integration ended, and a
turbulent new era began.

Up Next: 'An Explosion
of Division' the tumultuous
years that followed the
integration of Port St. Joe High-
. School.

'A Brighter Star


As integration neared, George Washington
High School principal Edwin G. Williams wrote the
following message to his students in the school's
1969 "Reflections" yearbook:

A new light on the horizon! A brighter star in
the heavens! Such is George Washington High
School. The old steady glow which for many years
brought light, warmth and inspiration to Port St.
Joeans is in its final years as a high school. With this
in mind, I hope that you will never let the spirit of
Washington High die and that you will let nothing
but the "pleasantest" moments of your school life
characterize your every act. We cannot overlook
the fact that the world seems confused and unfit for
peace loving people, but it becomes a challenge
to you and to me to develop here well enough
socially, mentally, morally, physically and spiritually
to aid in bringing-about "peace and goodwill': to
all men. As this great challenge faces us, it will be
necessary for each of us to buckle down to "hard
work," and see that we make positive growth in
social graces and the wholesome democratic
ways. In this way the sparks of achievement in each
of you will continue to flame into such radiance
that they will drive away forever the darkness of
ignorance, prejudice and limited opportunity.

On behalf of this fine devoted staff of teachers,
tigers we love thee.

-Edwin G. Williams

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The Major Plant Elements

By Roy Lee Carter
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We all know that plants
need fertilizer. It's virtually
impossible to maintain your
landscape and houseplants,
or grow a vegetable garden,
without it. But, do you really
understand how fertilizers
work, and how plants use
the various elements, and the
basic symptoms of specific
nutritional deficiencies?
Obviously, we addfertilizer
to increase soil fertility. That
is, we supply fertilizer to be
sure plants have the essential
nutrients they need for
proper growth. Since plants
absorb this nutrient from the
soil, you may wonder how
much fertilizer they contain.
Surprising as it may seem,
95 percent of a typical plant's
total mass is made up of three
elements that come from
plain old air and water they
are: carbon, hydrogen, and
oxygen. All the nutrients in
the soil, including the fertilizer

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we apply only make up the
remaining five percent.
You probably already
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amounts of major elements
and small amounts of minor
elements. In this article, I
will focus on how plants use
the major elements nitrogen,
phosphorus, and potassium.
Nitrogen (the first
number in 10-10-10) is the
most important element in
the whole fertilizer complex.
It's the basis for all plant
growth, because it allows
plants to form compounds
called amino acids. Amino
acids are the building blocks
of protein. Protein is required
by all living things from tiny,
one-celled organisms to
complex forms of life. Every
living cell, whether plant or
animal contains protein.
As I said, nitrogen
enables plants to produce
this vital material. If a plant
doesn't get enough nitrogen,
it will take the protein away

from its older leaves and
move it into new leaves. In a
nitrogen-deficient plant, the
old leaves turn yellow and the
new growth is smaller than
Plants also need nitrogen
to produce chlorophyll, nucleic
acids, and enzymes. They
are vitally important, because
they allow plants to convert
sunlight into food a process
know as photosynthesis.
The second major plant
nutrient is phosphorus.
Phosphorus is used to store
and transfer energy within
the plant, and to form nucleic
acids, which carry the plant's
genetic code. It is especially
important when plants are
just starting to grow, because
it stimulates the development
of roots and the first leaves.
Like nitrogen, phosphorus
can move within the plant
tissues. Deficiency symptoms
first show up in the older
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along the main veins.
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potassium to move sugars
and starches throughout
their leaves and other
tissues. It's essential for the
opening and closing of the
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holes in leaf surfaces, which
allow plants to absorb carbon
dioxide and release oxygen.
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phosphorus deficiencies, lack
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 2, 2006 iSA

What Have We REALLY Learned From Hurricanes?

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
If you could, by design,
lessen the impact of hurri-
cane winds on your house by
60 percent, wouldn't you?
The severe hurricane
seasons of the past five years
have prompted a flurry of
studies on wind-resistant
house design and structural
resistance to wind-born pro-
New information has been
generated, but few people are
incorporating wind study
data into housing designs
when they build in hurricane
Recent scientific studies
sponsored by the U.S. De-
partment of Housing and Ur-
ban Development (HUD) are
particularly useful in deter-
mining relationships between
housing performance, design
and construction.

Guidelines for the Careful
Some general guidelines
collected from several studies
offer essential information for
people constructing, remodel-
ing, or purchasing a home in
hurricane-prone areas.
A lower profile house
is inherently less vulnerable.
In other words, a one-story
house is less likely to expe-
rience wind damage than a
two-story house.
A gable roof home is in-
herently more vulnerable to
wind damage than a hip roof
home, although this can be
overcome by design.
A hip roof sloping in
four directions is better than
a gable roof sloping in two,
because the hip roof offers
smaller areas for the wind to
Whatever the shape of a
roof, avoid having too many
overhangs, which are subject
to heavy uplift forces. '
Very low and very steep
sloped roofs generally create
increased uplift and lateral
wind loads, respectively, and
should be avoided.
When designing a coast-
al house, avoid highly angu-
lar designs, because nooks
and crannies are more sus-,
ceptible to vind damage.
The simpler the shape of
the house,, the more resistant

Roof sheathing instal-
lation should consider 8d
(eight-penny weight) nails
spaced at no more than six
inches on center in roof fram-
ing members.
Ring shank nails may be
considered for added resis-
tance with a relatively small
increase in cost.
Install roof shingles, sid-
ings, and other exterior finish
materials with adequate fas-
tening to prevent tear off and
water entry in at least com-
mon tropical storms or mod-
erate hurricanes (Categories
1 and 2). For roof shingles,
this may simply involve the
use of six nails per shingle
rather than four.
Ensure that adequate
connections, brackets, an-
chors, or tie-straps are pro-
vided to transmit wind up-
lift loads adequately to the
foundation. The need for and
amount of special connectors
will vary by house configura-
tion, site exposure, etc.
Stainless steel connec-
tors are stronger and more
durable than ones made from
common or even galvanized
Wind-borne debris pro-
tection may be provided by
impact-resistant glazing, per-
manent shutters, or tempo-
rary shutters.
As a less costly alterna-
tive, plywood panels can be
used to protect windows, pro-
vided screws of adequate size
and capacity are used to pen-
etrate into the framing and
resist wind suction forces.
For maximum strength,
pilings should extend up
to the roof of the structure,
making them an integral part
of the structure of the house.
A home's various com-
ponents roof, walls, floors
and posts should be secure-
ly fastened together from the
ground through to the top of
the roof to provide the most
protection from wind dam-
Carefully consider all
exterior coverings roof, sid-
ing, doors. and windows of-
ten referred to as the enve-
lope. Once the exterior of a
house has been breached, it
leaves the home more vul-

tempting to include large,
ocean-facing windows, re-
member that glass does not
offer the structural strength
of other building materials. It
is also likely to implode dur-
ing major storms.

Round House in a Square
Despite design informa-
tion. that can lower wind im-
pact in coastal areas, there
are only a handful of houses
that incorporate the simpler,
rounder designs.
One that is well-known in
this area is The Dome Home
on Cape San Blas. '
It is the only round home
on the peninsula facing the
Gulf of Mexico, although there
are at least two concrete dome
homes on the bay side.
Built in the late 1990s
for an approximate' cost of
$160,000, it was constructed
by Bill Quaranta of CQ Devel-
opment, LLC in Port St. Joe.
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The houses are not per-
fectly round, rather polygons,
with sides only eight feet
That width is a key to the
home's wind resistance, ac-
cording to Deltec.
Since no one surface is
wider than eight feet, that
represents the maximum
portion of the home's exterior
which could be hit by hurri-
cane winds at any one time.
The fairly narrow wall
deflects and dissipates the
wind's force, so the wall is
subjected to much less stress
than a typical exterior wall
would be.
And the more right angles
and overhangs, where wind is
captured and continuously
pushes against the building,
the greater the chances of
wind damage to a home.
Round houses allow the
wind to "slide" past the sides,
exerting less pressure on the
g structure.

According to
Quaranta, the owner
of the home decided
on the fiberglass
geodesic dome de-
sign after research-
ing surviving homes
in Navarre Beach af-
ter Hurricane Opal
in 1995.
When asked
about the sensibility a
of the design, Quar-
anta said yes, the round shape
would make more sense.
"People build here for the
view and the view is limited
from that design," said Quar-
anta. "But view aside, around
house in this area would be:
better, design-wise."
According to literature
from one of the most popular
round home builders, Deltec,
their homes have the ability


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60 percent of the wind pres-
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Judge Witten Honored With Flag Presentation
By Marie Logan in Wewahitchka, presented from Morris's grandson Thad He attended school in
Star Staff Writer the judge with an American Morris, just back from his Wewahitchka for 12 years
County Judge Fred Witten flag that was flown on Sept. second tour of duty in Iraq. and joined the Navy in 1998.
is not usually an emotional 11, 2005, over one of Saddam The younger Morris Morris relayed a message
man, but Thursday, Feb. Hussein's palaces in Iraq. works in communications to the judge through his -
22, in his chambers, he was The flag, plus a plaque and encryption as a member grandfather, telling Witten
overwhelmed by a simple act. stating where and when the of Special Forces SEAL Team athe was presenting the ''
Ernest Morris, who lives flag was flown, were gifts Group Seven. that he was presenting the.
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First Baptist Hosts First

of Many Blood Drives
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Thirty-eightarearesidents -
reclined in the First Baptist
Church Fellowship Hall last
Monday and offered their .
veins for a worthy cause.
In what will be a bi-
monthly event, the church
played h,:, rt. a MNo.,d ri. e
sponsored bl, Brluce anrd Saxa .
Alen arid the Ame rc Rican -.Rl.'.

After fillin -oUt paperw.o-rk ....
and conm-pletingapre- dt ,onation- .
interViev.. donors -penit IfoLr
t,, fi e m ninute_. iL. i 'bIod
.rnd the remainder of their
staN er I iin ir z-7uand\wichez.,
hbr ontiles arid olher treats Mary K. Carpenter has her blood drawn by an American Red
made bLi te \v.,omen of First Cross employee.
Bapttst Church
Lois. Hodges sampled the
eoods rnd -pokhe psitibele of'
her first donatnitm expebrierce ,....
"It -tas fine. i didn t ,v .l% ...
a problem at all." 'he said. ";-"-I
It- not afoth ast bald a
rm 1n, birth.- added Marn K.
Carpenter. "Thls is finer
Eyer, axe o naicondos.
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five percent of the ehtble Ih
popUlation donates blood.
The Aliens encoJrage
e\er-vonie age 1'7 ,,r older. '%%ho
weigh at least 1 10 pound to
corner O.t for the next blond
drive, scheduled for April 2:5.v

at Port St. Joe Elernenttar, Mary K. Carpenter and Lois Hodges have a snack at the canteen
School. after donating blood.

af g to him tor the uceicateLU
service he [Witten] had
done for the citizens of Gulf
Witten was speechless
during the presentation, and
finally managed to respond.
"That's amazing," he said,
as he surreptitiously wiped
his eyes.
When the older Morris
repeated that the flag had
flown on Sept. 11 over one
of Hussein's palaces, Witten
added, "That's why this is
special for me, that someone
like Thad would think of me.".

Judge Witten and Renest Morris withthe flag and plaque.
Witten received from Morris's grandson Thad

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Beautiful 1.99 acre bay front prop-
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Fantastic 2 BR 2 BA Townhouse in GULF VIEW 2BR/2.5 w/Super Loft,
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rated unit has many amenities, includ- pond! MLS# 109289 $475,000
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years




A Mainstay for the Community

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A few years ago David
Warriner would not have
envisioned himself an hote-
But after the success he
and his wife Trish have had
with the renovated Port Inn
the past three years, a couple
of acres sitting idly near the
dulf/Franklin campus and
aq gaping hole in the market,
a hotel mainstay seemed like
the perfect plan.
As in, MainStay Suites,
the frame of which arose
seemingly overnight along
U.S. 98 a couple of weeks
The three-story 70-
room extended stay hotel -
MainStay Suites is part of the

Choice Hotels International
family along with Comfort
Inn, Quality Inn, EconoLodge
- is slated to open sometime
this summer, likely just after
the Fourth of July holiday.
"I think it will be a good
addition to the community,"
Warriner said. "Extended stay
is the fastest growing seg-
ment of the hotel industry.
"I wouldn't have thought
a few years ago I would be in
the hotel business but follow-
ing the success of the Port
Inn and seeing there was a
market nobody saw but us."
Extended stay hotels
have long been a staple of
business destinations, aimed
at travelers who will be stay-
ing for awhile and who will
need multiple rooms, kitch-

enettes and dishwashers to
reduce the costs of life on the
Such hotels are more and
more being found in tourist
locations, their formula and
layout tweaked to accommo-
date both business travelers
and families a.hike
There will be no meeting
room at the MairiStay Suites,
but .the 37,000. square foot
hotel will include a fairly large
and elaborate common area
where continental breakfast
is served and a small kitchen
will be available to guests,
Warriner said.
There will also be on-site
convenience foods, Warriner
said, and a pool and outdoor
social area with fire pit and
grill area.

"I think about how I use
my house," Warriner said. "I
want something where people
can be social and gather."
All rooms will have either
king- or queen-sized beds
with sofas which pull out into
full-size beds.
There will be queen-
deluxe rooms with separate
sitting rooms. There will be
four "lock-out" suites which
will consist of two separate
bedroom suites and where
the kids can be locked out
of their parents' space with
"There are combinations.
different sizes and different
shapes to fit different needs."
Warriner said. "-t has some
creativity and character."
There is also a workout

area,, with bicycles, tread-
mills and elliptical resistance
machines. As with all extend-
ed-stay hotels, services such
as housekeeping are limited.
"Hopefully, well be done
by mid-July," Warriner said,
pausing to note how quickly
the site went from bulldoz-
ers, front-end loaders and a
concrete slab to a framed-in
The MainStay Suites
evolved directly from the suc-
cess of the Port Inn, which
reopened in Feb. of 2003
and has had just one night
since in which there was not
at least one guest, winter,
spring, summer and fall.
"It's turned out to be a
popular business destina-
tion, which surprised me,"

Warriner said. "The speed
with which it caught on sur-
prised me. That's why I was
encouraged about MainStay,
because they are targeted to
business travelers.
"Travelers will have an
option between a full-service
bed-and-breakfast type of
hotel like the Port Inn and
a limited service extended
Jason Bogan, the gen-
eral manager of the Port
Inn, will become vice-presi-
dent of operations for the
Warriner properties and will
hire an on-site manager for
the MainStay, which will also
have a sales office.
"They (MainStay Suites)
feel strongly about in-house
sales," Warriner said.



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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor
Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

Buying a new car is, for most
people, a major purchase.
First, you compare features,
design, mileage, and depend-
ability. You identify several
suitable makes and models,
and then compare price. With
all features and benefits being
equal, would you choose the
most expensive, or look to the
one offering the best value?

You wouldn't pay more than
you have to, and homebuyers
are no different. When selling
your home, the asking price
determines your success.
Although you and only, you
make the pricing decision, it
is wise to approach your real
estate 'representative for ad-

The agent knows what buyers
have been willing to pay for
other homes similar to yours.


Barefoot Properties
Your price must be competi-
tive against those, and ho
higher. Buyers often pay full
price when they recognize a
good value, yet rarely consid-
er an overpriced home.

Really, it is the buyers who
set the sale price. No matter
what you ask, until a buyer
is willing to pay your price,
no sale will take place. How
do you determine the right
price? Look closely at each
sale that your agent has re-
searched, comparing time on
the market, features, financ-
ing offered, and then the final
sale price.

Your home's ideal price can be
found in the maze of statistics
provided by your agent. Price
your home to sell, and buyers
will compete for it.

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



Madison Turns One!

Madison Paige Forehand
celebrated her 11. Birthday
on Feb. 21s1. Madison is the
daughter of Wayne and Ashley -
Forehand of Wewahitchka.- '
The maternal granddaughter
of Benny Lister and the late
Patsy Lister, and the pater-
nal granddaughter of D.W. &
JoAnn Forehand. She is also
the great granddaughter of
Louise Larkins and the great
niece of Eddie Belle Lister
White, all of Wewahitchka.

Red Hat

Chit Chat L

Beach Belles of Mexico
Beach, please remember to
call Eileen Schreiner at 648-
2447 and tell her you're com-
ing to our "Coronation of new
Queen Mum" which is taking ;
place at the home of Eileen at '
2 p.m. CST, March 7. Bring
finger food and support our Krichelle Halualani McGh
new Queen Mum.

Covenant Hospice Hosts

as General Manager of The
Star and The Apalachicola &
Carrabelle Times.
The groom is the son of
Mrs. Virginia "Ginny" Floyd
and the late, Billy McGhee of
Alexander City, Alabama.
Reverend Tim Herring
officiated the quiet and inti,
mate double-ring ceremony."
The bride chose her
daughter, Emerald Victoria,
as maid-of-honor. The groom
chose the bride's son, Forest
Trebor, as best man. The
wedding party was dressed
in black and cream and the
bride carried a bouquet of
white roses.
A dinner receptioli
was held at the BlueZoo
Restaurant in The Dolphin
Hotel. The couple will honr-
eymoon in Hawaii this sum-

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ee olunt e W orkshop The, My Favorite "You've Visit the w
Covenant Hospice is zation, to continue to provide Got Mail Bags", chapter of vegotmailba
seeking compassionate vol- a very special kind of care. To the Red Hat Society enjoyed thequeenba
unteers in Bay and Gulf register or to learn more, call a covered dish luncheon for more inf
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in making a difference in the
lives of patients with life-
limiting illnesses and their
families. A volunteer train-
ing workshop will be held
Thursday, March 9th from
8 am 5 pm at Covenant
Hospice's Education Center
located at 107 W: 19th St. in
Panama City.
Volunteers are needed for
patient/family support, nurs-
ing home visits, bereavement
support, fundraising events,
P.A.W.S. (Pets are Working
Saints) and much more. The
program is free and open to
the public. Breakfast and
lunch will be provided.
The contributions made
by volunteers allow Covenant
Hospice, a non-profit organi-

S143 Acklins Island Dr.

Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456-



Fax: 850.229.4601

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REALTY www.psjrealty.com
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MLS#109974 2BR/2.5 BA'completely fur-
nished townhome in Barrier Dunes. Tastefully
decorated with many upgrades and extras a
true turn key home!! Enjoy lake views from
balconies leading from the living area or the
master bedroom. Gated community offering
a Gulf Front swimming pool and club house,
an interior pool, lighted tennis courts, con-
necting boardwalks throughout, gazebos and
beach access from several walkovers. Unit
has had one owner and has not been on the
rental market. $439,000

MLS# 110274 Great 75 X 100 lot in
growing St. Joe Beach just a short dis-
tance to dedicated beach. Gulf views pos-
sible from a second level. Located in an
area with new construction. Cleared and
ready to build on! $298,900.

MLS#109593 Gull Fro, Io[ I.!.1-. MLS#108178 -4 L be.jrc..,'r2 tNith horr,E
able in historic Indian Pass. Large lot, located in Port St Joe. Newly remodeled,
quiet beaches perfect location to enjoy close proximity to schools, shopping and
breathtaking sunsets from your dream downtown. 1409 Palm Blvd. $268,900
home. $950,000

Seagrasp Subdivision Homes and lots available in this
private community on the Cape.

MLS#110041- Gulf front 3 bedroom/
3 bath home on Cape San Bias. Located
on Haven road breathtaking views and
beautiful beaches. Decks off of each level,
boardwalk to beach. Great home for a
Great price! $1,600,000.

MLS# 105923 Just reduced
by$505,000!!! This executive home was
listed for $2,400,000 and worth it! This
home offer many extras for the discrimi-
nating buyer. Gulf front with views of St
Joseph's Bay. Private drive offers peaceful
beach living. Located in coveted X zone.
Now available for $1,895,000

Vacant Land:
Gulf Front 4 adjacent lots available. Package deal
possible for great investment opportunity.


WHO: Covenant Hospice
WHAT: VolunteerTraining
WHEN: Thursday, March
9 from 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
WHERE: Covenant
Hospice's Education Center
located at 107 W. 19th St. in
Panama City.
WHY: Topics discussed
will include: An Introduction
to Covenant Hospice,
Communication Skills, the
Rt? -- f the VnIl t Cl- i l

and screening of the com-
edy show "Big Purple Undies"
on Wednesday; Queen Mum
Michele McDonough (aka The
Queen Bag) hosted the laugh
filled afternoon which was
attended by Joyce Branson
and Elouise Branson, of
Overstreet, Connie Sedam,
Doris Tempest, Mexico Beach,
Caryl Barile, Wisconsin,,
(the token snowbird), Nancy
Bednar, guest Delores Bednar,
and Ursula Reynolds, Saint
Joe Beach, Barbara Brown,
Nancr .Tn "cGarlin and Ro'z


ebsite, www.you'
gs.net or email
M13M Mihli--Y'

told us, "We mostly meet on
Wednesday at noon eastern.
On March 22 you'll find us
in Frank Pate Park having
a Red Hat Winter Olympicp
featuring events such as arm
wrestling, jacks, putting com-
test, brownie bake off, ice
cube relay, jigsaw puzzle
race, checkers, mind teaser
puzzle & more. It's not down-
hill slalom skiing, but give us
a break, we're over fifty and
this is Florida." Guests are

oi.e oi eo ....V..iuntieernLi cai X y1 ...... .. welcome, just bring your owln
Aspects and Bereavement Phinazee all of Port St. Joe. box lunch & wear a red haow
Issues. The chapter is less than box lunch & wear a red haM
COST: Free with break- a year old & has had an Ladies only please. Men can
fast and lunch provided. organizational tea, visited the go fishing.
CONTACT: To regis- Apalachicola river estuarine Future events planned
ter, please call Shelley exhibits, carved jack o' lan- include a lampshade hat dec-
Frazier at 785-3040. terns, stole gifts from each orating contest, luau, flower
other at Christmas, and got arranging demo and a paja-
Help Support very competitive at an awe- ma Party. The Queen Bag
some scavenger hunt. The would like to get together
Pearlington Queen Bag tells us that this with other queens in the area
chapter is open to new mem- to discuss holding an event
Fish fry & BBQ cook- bers. You are a Red Hat if which would include all the
out to help Pearlington, MS. you are a woman over fifty local Red Hat Chapters.
March 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 and a Pink Hat if you haven't Contact; Michele
p.m. reached that golden age just McDonough, 3155 West
Sunset Park, Mexico yet. Youll be "reduated" when Highway 98, Port St. Joe, FL
Beach. you reach the magic number. 32456 850-227-1443-

Tyndall Federal's "Bases for Babies" Tournament I

Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

Due to potential inclem-
ent weather, Tyndall Federal
Credit' Union has resched-
uled its "Basaes for Babies"
softball tournament to
Saturday, March 25. The
tournament will begin at 9:00
a.m. at Harders Park and
will conclude when all teams
have played. Proceeds from
the tournament will bene-
fit the pediatrics wings of

Bay Medical Center and Gulf In addition to the softb*
Coast Medical Center. tournament, family activities
Team sponsorships are such as face painting, clown ,
still available, and levels and games will be held onsi:
range from $125 to $1000. for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Donations in the form of raf- .
fle items, cash, and event For sponsorship levl
supplies are also needed. details, team specifics art
Each company donating to other event information,
this event will be recognized please contact Michelle Weiss
in the advertising material at (850) 747-4488 or by e-
and printed program. mail at mweiss5,tyndall.org.A

Jubilation Subdivision Newly constructed homes avail- Ocean Plantation Mexico Beach's newest single fam-i F ` 9'" .252 M w riaj)rl .6M ,
able in this premier subdivision, ily subdivision. Close to area's shopping, dining and "
beaches. Will offer community pool and pool house.
Call today for information on these and our many, | ,," "

other real estate opportunities. .

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and David E.
McGhee both
of Port St. Joe
were united
in marriage
on the eve-
ning of Friday,
February 24,
2006 at The
Walt Disney
World Swan &
Dolphin Hotel.
The bride
is the daugh-
ter of Robert
and Beth
McDonald of
Florida and
and Sandi
Halualani of
avid McGhee Hawaii. She
is employed
by Freedom Communications

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Tacky Tourist Seen

Around Town

Did you happen to see
these "Tacky Tourists" from
Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center?
Tacky Tourists"' were
touring our fair city from
Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center. Ms
AM Nothing (Carrie Harrison,
Human Resources Director)
was quoted as saying "Well
if this isn't just the friend-

Bay St. Joseph Care says Thanks...

Bay St. Joe Care & Rehabilitation Center would like to
thank the ladies of GT Cornm, for the generous gift of the pre-
sentation of carnations to enhance the residents' celebration
on Valentine's Day.

ing. She stated that "It's just
a puzzlement to me as to why
these folks keep laughing."
On their travels the
"Tourists" visited several
local merchants and were
welcomed with a warm "ugh,
Hello". So the "Tourists"
thought they might return
again, maybe in the spring
or summer. Maybe by then
they will be able to find out

liest town." While Mr. R. what all the folks kept laugh-
Nothing' (Teresa Youngblood ing about.
Admissions / Marketing If you happen to see "The
Director) responded by say- Tacky Tourists", please give
ing, "Yeah, but it seems that them a wave, or stop by Bay
everyone has heard the same St. Joe Care & Rehabilitation
joke, cause everyplace we go Center, to pay them a visit.
1l the folks start laughing!" They would be happy to take
- Ms. PU Gent (Carol you on a tour of the facility
Burrows, Medical Records) and maybe get involved in the
was asked about the laugh- many activities they have in-

store for their residents.
From "The Tacky
Tourists", See ya next time.
As a part of our ongo-
ing involvement with our
residents, the Bay St. Joe
Care & Rehabilitation Center
Employee/Activities com-
mittee, along with staff and
administration, team up to
have fun events and cele-
brations on a-regular basis.
"Tacky Tourist Day" is just
one of these events, with per-
sonnel dressing for the occa-
sion to visit not only the
residents in the facility, but
local merchants as well. This
is just on of the many "Fun

Day" celebrations during the
year to enhance the lives of
our residents. Upcoming in
March will be Mardi Gras
2006. We will be posting
different events monthly,
and invite the community to:
"Come by and see what we're
doing next".

Pictured are: Sonja Todd, Larry Rich, Linda Wood, Susan
Janis Adams, Bunny Gainnie and Lila Smith

Austin Turns 2 Bayside Savings Bank's Raises

Austin McDaniel Money .For Cancer Society
celebrated iis second birthday

on Wednesday, March 1.
Happy birthday, little
man, from Papa, Nana and
Aunt B.B.

The members of the Bayside Savings Bank's Relay For
e Life Team raised over $400. bagging groceries at Piggly Wiggly
on Saturday, February 25. This money will go towards their
team's goal of $1,500 and will be donated to the American
Cancer Society. Bayside Savings Bank and the American
Cancer Society would like to thank all the contributors and to
George Duren and everyone at Piggly Wiggly.

Reply For Life Relay for Life

Coming Soon Schedules Meeting

This year's American
Cancer Society's Relay For
Life will be held on Friday,
March 31 at Frank Pate Park
in Port St. Joe; If anyone
would like to become involved
in this year's relay, please
call Rachel or Kim at the Star

There will be a Relay for
Life meeting on Thursday,
March 9th at 5:15 p.m. ET for
all committee members and
team captains. The meeting
will be held on the second
floor of Bayside Savings Bank
in Port St. Joe. Refreshments
will be served and all parties
involved are encouraged to
attend. If you cannot come
to the meeting, please call
Rachel or Kim at 227-1278.

Beautiful new 3 bd, 2 ba BAYVIEW home
on 1/2 acre lot, concrete pilings, lots of
room for boats, RV, cars, etc. on concrete
pad under home, screened-in porch and
storage areas on lower level, 2 large
screened-in porches on upper level run-
ning length of home; aluminum: railings,
emergency lighting installed, too many
extras to list. MLS# 108774 Call Sonjia
iRaffield at 340-0900 for more infor-

808H Woodward Ave., Port St Joe
- 2BR 1B apartment with great rental
potential. Centrally located very near
downtown area. MLS# 109534 Call
Warren Yeager 850-899-7337.

MLS# 110337 2BR 2B Newly construct-
ed home in nice area Screened front
and back porch, open living and kitchen
,area, breakfast bar, wood burning stove
in living room,.central h/a, master bed-,
room with walk in closet, master bath
has double shower, inside utility room,
raised ceilings, yard is landscaped, has
deep well, nice work shop situated on
concrete slab. View beautiful Spring
from front porch. Intracoastal waterway
just steps away 5315,000.00. Call Su-
sie White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-

Port St. Joe, inrterr'r- lRemodeled and
ready to move in! This charming 3 bed-
room, 1 2 bath home is located close to
schools and town. Home features original
hardwood floors, boat shed and new
appliances. Rest on the new back deck
and enjoy this peaceful yard! $229,000.
MLS#109938 Call Valerie Clayton 850-
527-5258 or Natalie Shoaf 850-227-

Cape San Bias, 112 Clearwater
Drive-Gulf front 4br/3.5 ba home w/
private dune walkover, gated entry, pro
landscaped, andenclosed heated pool.
Enjoy the fantastic views from the sun
decks. This is a must-see!! Mls#109957
$2,100,000 Call Charlton Williams

The seller is including the gulf county liquor
license in this transaction The business is
currently open and in operation by the
seller. Mls#109160 Call Brett Lowry at

2018 Garrison Avenue This home
comes completely furnished right down
to the china, large screen t.v. lawn-
mower, pressure washer, etc. .Just bring
your clothes to move in. Home is set for
the boat lover and outdoorsman. Plenty
of room for any size boat thai you may
have. MLS#108839 $379,000 Call
Carol for an appt. at 850-227-4252

Beacon Hill, 8876 Hwy 98 Great beach
view from/screen porch! Has 3BR/2BA
upstairs with entry from back street and
2BR/2BA downstairs with entry from Hwy.
98. MLS#101275 $695,000 Call Ellen

JNDIAN PASS 170 5. Palm St. Must
See this house, beautiful newly reno-
vated home with heart of pine .walls,
flooring and ceilings from early 1900's,
stainless steel kitchen, 2 working fire-
places in bedrooms, surround sound in
all rooms, sprinkler system, with many,
namy extras... 3BR/2BA, this is the most
CHARMING house on the market. Indian
Pass area is very artistic and secluded.
MLS#107664 $779,900 Call Natalie

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389 Treasure Drive 1st Tier Home.
3Br/2ba, plus exercise/game oom. Fully
furnised including 3 tv's wired for both
cable & satellite, bose surround sound
speakers, dvd & cd layers, 3 vcrs &
sony receiver. Wet/dry finnish in exer-
cise/game room. FEMA insurance area
MLS#108480 Call Mark AT 227-5605

*TWO ADJOINIhG CAPE SAN ALA5 COMMERCIAL LOlo FOR SALE nvas ulio ng a .es- ":"1 ':1 ,' ': 1 : :: t..". i ; s,1 Call Itaisae 6f.i-.a3c POP P .I JOE L .;, .l; ., Gro.> Or inves.en7,ml Ms1092; i1.250,000.00 Call Jay RBsh tor
touont office building wHith an apartment overhead, or a beach home! MLS #110007 and MIS This subdivision is located at St. Joe beach ust a short distance to the beach. MLS# 109799 2.52 Ponderoson Pin-tes -I 1 oroe 2t i9 C hl refoasli(;aae reody to build, utcaliris, n in o i more information (850) 227-5569
*Cop Sn Bia. 5 Cop. San BlBe a. :'., ,'. .ll .:,' This subdivision is loconed closeto the beaches. ML5#109800 249,900 Call Charton Williams noon properly ill be moved byowner. 165c00. onla Raffleld s 850.340.0900.n e P a This ubdion Oe under
: : ::, e ':j : ... :. at227-4256 In one of 1ttrhe newest subdivisions in lhe Indian Paf256.i. area. This subdsion OffeCs under-2e.9Mr n i
7 lo: ,: ,: C,,at, ,:i.. d.5 ",, MIsoi1 5,20000 C8l 4.n8 (, ,, .. .... ,0..n MLlu06"0 .viat lCall $ 00 oo0 groundutt ndcaoon o," tiltsoandphrdDnds.dPoottolvrmSt.nJo.oustpoinu oonthe7uti.
B'- r Cr..ni,.n A..|il.am.. i22 256 Prt St. Joe, 112 Heritage Lane-InterIor Lot $150,000 ful beaches. mls#107253/mls#107254 $185,000 each. Call Jay Rish (850) 227-5569
I ,. ..r Now subdivision with heovl.,lo6ded hoe pooi, end unwwon aoo. MLSA1O9800 $ 249,900 Port St. Jo, 120 Pain Brot e ncIWa-eios#1073o $150 ,00000 6007 Hwy 71 White City Goeni troont Opportunityl 100 u 444' fronting Hwy 71. City
*i--- r ,:l, r ., ,, .1: J .*O v.t.I 11Q001 u795 I000 Cd la Rih al Call Charlton Wililams at 227-4256 water there, sewer to be in place in approximately 1 year. Properly adjacent to this is also on the
60]2251 5 Gullo front lot with x-zone building silo behind the ccc line. Originally planned 4000 sf, 5br/5ba. 4942 CR C-30-nterlaor Lot, mls#107723 market. MLS# 10B718. Contact Perky or Susie While 800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046.
* M6t.caB 104 Sl Canar-i S.ir .-, :. ,. : i ., M t1096a l S22.5 4u u house on this site. mls#109611 $975,000 call Charlton Williams at 227-4256. Port 5. Joe Garrisn Avenue Lot is .26 acresand is partially cleared. SELLER MOTIVATED. $235,000.00.
Caoon B...ea Ml.I,. 2 7.iB 103 W Sand Daollar Way -.1ST TIER lot in Son Bias Plantation with deeded access to Gulf rmls#108304 6119,000 Call Moses Mdlna 527-0441 EASTPOINT
* Meolo Bass. 10' 21tr, 5,re..-Oull v1-. tot Minu10t4t1 u2J7 r 00 Call Br. nCa Miller "', .cardwalk to beach is located In front of Ihis lot Call Sonla Raflend at 340-900 8325 C R 86g, Overstreet Corner of Hw 386 and Pleasant Rest Cemetant Rd. Great Locationl EAiPINT
,i;7.-53B i B7,;, 4u6. 5.91 acres. Many Passibilitiesl $650,000 M 107800 Call Ellen Allemoore 8r0-227-5146 EASTPOINT: Whispering Pines Subdivision. Beautiful one awre homesite only blocks to the
* Cape ion Bias, 20 Se1alm Dr.se-i"e :. ic, ,i .j. L, ..s O .-i ,": r ,- Lot 3C, St. Charles Street Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach Within walking distance Overstreet, Mackingbird-Canal front lot 100'x80'. $269,900 Call Carbl Bell 850-227-4252 beach $139,500 MLS #109940 Call Valerle Claylon 527-5258 or Natalie 227-4355
,-. n r .-0 ,: r.,* *, .,,, ,, 49 99 .999 m s Cl0941i Ca.l a.ao. aUanr..r of beach with easy Access. 0ool and pool house. MLS#108169, $224,900 Bren a Miller Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-10Ox170' 5330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252 149 Long Leaf RoBad, Eastpolnl Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent to pool and
727.6402 2 l Ovestreel, East Bay -2162 acre +/. arel that would be excellent for a development Welppo pool house. Paved roads, unden Ground utilities. MLS#l 08054 $175,000 Call Brenda Miller
* Causa SubdUio 1 r uL, : :. Sunset : Villag ''," .'e Sunset V hi s d ent is octed Sage-Tht s development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windmark Beach Crretk East BRe y Front t 1 r3l that o a d lopnt. Weappo 227-5380
! *' ,1 ,~ i...: .rs, ,: i s, '.,:..,"' ,,: .:1.t, ,h' :: ..c :.'.,. Development. Amenities include pool, both house, landscaped enltnce accent with brick aonvers, Cnk and East Boy oontg. ML5I091 22.38
*.. Ol' Si0 5 Call hisr.iga Ir -la ria d 1r400 10l0 New Orleans style stn reet lighting, covenante s and restrictions, HOA. Lots starting at $299,9l0 OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE Eastposnt, Loes On The Bluff Subdlvslon. Nice single family lots available. HOA, under-
* St. lot ,each, Suns.> vistlsgs- 1. 4J erld ai sel al i29d 000 Cope 5an Bias, Jubilation-Premier subdivision on Cape San Bloswith beautiful lots.available to Indian Pass, 2235 Indian Pass Road- nest value on Indian Logooni 3.35 acres zoned 2U/ocro. ground utilities, pool and dub house. Call Patrick Jones 814-5878

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On Tuesday, March
7 open registration for the
2006-2007 school begins. As
always, the pre-school fills
up fast. This year we will
have only one class for each
of the pre-school and elemen-
tary grades. Remember, if
your child's birthday is before
Sept. 1, he may be included
in that particular age grade if
there is room. There will no
longer be a K-2 class at FCS
as of this year.
Tyler Sarmiento, from
Mrs. Sherri Davidson's sixth
grade, represented Faith
Christian School at the Gulf
County Spelling Bee. FCS
was this year's spelling bee
sponsor with Mrs. Davidson
and Mrs. Lori Beightol serv-
ing as co-coordinators. Wewa
Middle School hosted the
The winner was
Sophie Adsit from Port St.
Joe Elementary School. She
won with the word "peacock."
Second place went to our own
Tyler Sarmiento who went
nine rounds with the winner.
We are grateful for the Gulf
County School system for
entrusting us with this year's
contest. Thanks again to our
friends in Wewahitchka for
being such gracious hosts.
Congratulations to all the
Four of our faculty and
staff went to Birmingham,
Alabama for a Beth Moore
Ladies Conference. Mrs. Lori
Beightol, Mrs. Carla McGhee,
Mrs. Beth Taylor, and Mrs.
Kathie Sarmiento left after
the spelling bee and returned
on Sunday. It is always a
tremendous experience to get

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away with friends and study
God's Word.
As we honor our volun-
teers, this week we just want
to say thanks to all of the
moms and dads who bring
in the snacks, sit in on the
classrooms while the teach-
ers are at prayer, help teach-
ers organize or grade papers.
To those who give of their
time (and to the many that
come and go without big fan-
fare), we want to say THANK
YOU. Much of what we see
could not have been done
without their assistance and
help. Thank you, mom, dad,
grandparent, aunt, uncle,
family member or friend, for
your faithful support of FCS.

Spaces Still Available

For PSJHS Junior

Class Flea Market

It's not too late!! The
Junior Class of Port St. Joe
High School is holding its
First Annual Flea Market on
Saturday, March 11. Hours
will be 7 a.m. until 12 p.m.
To participate in the flea mar-
ket, you can rent a parking
space in the PSJHS parking
lot for $10 per' space: Please
call Karen Taylor at 229-
8251 to reserve your space,
because they will go quickly.
Come and set up your table,
sell your items and join the
The Junior Class will be
selling refreshments for your
enjoyment. Please come out
and have a blast while help-
ing suLpport the PSJHS Junior
Class. If you miss this, you'll
regret it.
If you have anything that
you would like to donate, feel
free to bring it to the PSJHS
office by Wednesday, March
8. The proceeds received will
finance the Junior/Senior
Prom in April. It's time to
start organizing those clos-
ets and get a head start on
spring cleaning!


Sophie Adsit who is a Port
St. Joe Elementary School
student won the Gulf County C'
Spelling Bee on Friday, Feb. -
24. Sophie will be competing
in the Regional Spelling Bee .'-.
on Saturday March 4th in
Bay County.



School News .

FCAT testing for all stu-
dents will begin on Monday,
February 27 with the read-
ing portion and continue on
Tuesday, February 28 with
the math portion. Students
should arrive at school by
7:55 with No. 2 pencils.
Our Odyssey of the Mind
Team will compete on March
4th in Baker. Good Luck!
All 8th grade parents
should attend a meeting on
Thursday, April 6 at 5:00
pm in the Port St. Joe High
School media center. The
high school staff will share
information concerning reg-
istration for the 2006-2007
school year. You also earn
five Gulf County Scholarship
points for your child by
attending this event.
You can now go online
and view the reading list for
accelerated reader, lunch
menu and school calendar,

are located on the Port St. Joe
Middle School web site. Go
to www.gulf.kl2.fl.us click
on PSJMS (on the right hand
side) and check out the menu
and important dates.
Here is your link http:;/I
search.epnet.com/to an
online library of full text arti-
cles and other materials to be
used for research. The sub-
scription has been funded
this year by the Gulf County
Education Foundation to
benefit students and teach-
ers. This resource is avail-
able 24/7 from any computer
with internet access.
Port St. Joe Middle
School -
Username: psjms
Password : sharks
Does your child need
help with homework or find-
ing information on any topic?
"Ask a Librarian" can assist
you Sunday through Friday
from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
and Saturdays from 10:00
am to 5:00 pmr. Go to www.
askalibrarian.org and ch-t
live with a librarian from o6e.
of Florida's public, school, or
academic libraries. Questions
can also be submitted vie e-
mail at any time.
Tutoring' is available on
Monday and Wednesdays
from 3:00-4:00 in the
Opportunity Center Building
#1 (located behind the PSJHS
gym), Parents may also use
the Opportunity Center to go
online and view your child s
grades.- For more informa-
tion call Gloria Gant at 229-
Check. out these free
websites for math practice
for the reluctant, disen-
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student. It is appropriate
for all ages, even pre-school,
up through algebra. http:I
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We still have many stu-
dents that need to come by
the front office to pick uP
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Gold Card for free admissiohf
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Faith Christian School

Patriotic Art

Attention Students
Grades 9-12, You've got
the talent, now win the
money! Patriotic Art Wanted.
$10,000.00 First Place Prize.
How hard could it be? We
need Patriotic Art: paint-
ings, watercolors, sketches,
Line Drawing, wall hangings,
Other creative art. Contest
sponsored by: The Ladies
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Contact Polly Searle, Before
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by Samantha Plessinger
It is now 7:26 a.m. I am
making the 25 mile trip to
-school, as I do every morning.
Don't worry seniors we only
.have 47 days left of these
'early mornings. Listening to
.the news on the radio reminds
me of the many events going
on at Port St. Joe High School
this week.
The hopes are high for
another State Championship
for the Sharks this year. This
varsity boys' basketball team
won their Regional Final game
on Saturday with a score of
39 to 19 over Cottondale High
School. They will be heading
to Lakeland to participate in
the State Final Four Class 2A
playoffs. Their first game will
be at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday,
March 2. If they win they will
play again on Friday for the
State title. Everyone please
try to go support your Sharks,
but if you cannot attend, the
game will be broadcast live on
Oyster Country 106.5 FM.
The Shark baseball sea-
'son is well underway. Last
,week they have had a full
-schedule of three games. On
Tuesday their game against
-Mosley was cancelled due to
fog. The next game was held
"at Arnold on Friday night.
"The boys fought hard, but
lost 5 to 6 in the bottom of
Athe seventh inning. However,
they had better luck on
,Saturday in Taylor County,
coming out victorious with
.a score of 12 to 10. The
game was very exciting, two
,home runs by Mica Ashcraft
-and a homerun by Sidney
'Harris. This week's game on
Thursday has been cancelled
due to the basketball team
,going to the state playoffs
but will play Wewahitchka on
The Lady Shark Softball
team is also having a suc-
cessful season. Last week
-they won two games. They
defeated .Carrabelle on
-Monday and Bozeman on
Friday with a score of 15 to
0. This Tuesday the girls
,will play Blountstown and
'on Thursday they will play
Arnold. 'We wish the girls
,the best of luck on the rest of
their season.
"' We would like to men-
tion that some of the ,sports
schedules might be changing
-this week to allow everyone
'to go support the basketball
1team in Lakeland.
Freshman and sopho-
-mores need to put their think-
-ing caps on, because this
week they have some impor-
'tant test. On Monday and
-Tuesday they will be taking
"the Reading and Mathematics
-portion of the FCAT. This is
'very important and one of the

criteria that must be met to
graduate. So make sure that
you guys get plenty of rest,
eat a good breakfast, and
concentrate! To aid in the
student's success on this test
the National Honor Society
will be providing water and
peppermints for the testing
Everyone loves missing
class, so to raise money for
Relay for Life and give the
students a break; the fac-
ulty is showing a movie on
Tuesday afternoon. Students
must pay $2 to get out of class
and attend. They will also be
allowed to purchase popcorn
and drinks. Students get
ready to kick back and relax
after two days of stressful
Juniors, and seniors pay
close attention! If you have
not taken the ACT or SAT it
is very important that you
do so soon. The ACT will be
offered on April 8. At Port St.
Joe High School. You must
register by March 3. to pay
the normal rate, otherwise
you will be charged a late
fee. The SAT will be on April
1. You can still register until
March 8.
Port St. Joe, its time to
put your dancing shoes on.
There will be a gospel concert
on March 11 in the Dome
of Port St. Joe High School.
Come rock with the Forgiven
Five! The entertainment will
start at 7 p.m.. Admission is
$10, children 12 and under
are free, and senior citizens
60 and older are $5. For
further information call 227-
5549 or 227-5049. Come to
enjoy an evening of praise
and worship.
While I have only been at
Port St. Joe High School for
two short years I have real-
ly enjoyed getting involved.
Seeing as I am a senior I will
miss the great times I have
had in the past two years. I
am now looking forward to
Prom and Graduation and
hope to make many more
memories. I would like to
thank the community for
supporting Port St. Joe High
School and helping to make
it such a wonderful place to



Florida Students Working Against Tobacco

(SWAT) Unveils Advocacy Initiative

On Feb. 26, Students
Working Against Tobacco
(SWAT) launched a yearlong
campaign aimed at increas-
ing awareness among teens
regarding marketing tech-
niques used by tobacco com-
panies. "Not for sale: Big
Tobacco's Sweet Tooth for
Addiction" will target the
tobacco industry's candy
flavored tobacco products.
SWAT, a youth-led orga-
nization, is supported by

the Florida Department of
, SWAT Chairperson
Colton Bell said, "The youth
of SWAT are here to expose
the true motives behind the
tobacco industry's newest
attempt to addict new cus-
tomers by marketing their
products to children."
The campaign will be
divided into two phases.
The first phase consists of
events and presentations

Brocato Presented Degree

Physical therapist, Tom
Brocato, was recently pre-
sented with the Doctor of
Physical Therapy (DPT)
degree. As a relatively new
title in medicine, DPT sym-
bolizes the highest level of
expertise within the special-
ty field of physical therapy.
First developed during World
War II for the rehabilitation
of injured soldiers, physical
therapy has grown to provide
medical care for the entire
population and nearly all ail-
ments. Dr. Brocato currently
practices physical rehabilita-
tion and injury prevention
at the Apalachicola Physical
Therapy Clinic. He is avail-
able for inpatient services
at Weems Hospital and in-

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home services in Franklin
and Gulf County. Dr. Brocato
is a clinical instruction for
the Emory University School
of Medicine Physical Therapy
program and the Gulf Coast
Community College Physical
Therapy Assistant program.
As a graduate of the Emory
University School of Medicine
in Atlanta, he earned the
Master of Physical Therapy
designation. Additional train-
ing for Dr. Brocato includ-
ed clinical applications and
research in exercise physi-
ology and cardiac rehab at
the George Washington
University in Washington,
DC. As a nationally certified
athletic trainer for numer-
ous college and professional
sports teams, Dr. Brocato
has gained invaluable experi-
ence in sports medicine and
orthopedic disorders. He has
also spearheaded numerous
dance medicine programs for
collegiate and professional
dance companies. His con-
tinued commitment to edu-
cation is also reflected in his
support of the state's Take
Stock in Children' program.
The Brocato family has a
long and rich history along
the Gulf coast. Dr. Brocato
resides on Cape San Blas,
where he continues to pro-
vide outdoor trips for children
of varying abilities.

Btauriful Gull Ironl LARGE lu1 uilh ,)rr 111b
feet of beach frontage. Seller has architecturally
drawn plans for a home of approximately 2500 SF
that he will supply and is almost finished with the,
DEP permitting process for these plans. This lot is
at the end of a quiet side street away from all the
hustle and bustle of the highway where all you hear
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or quartz countertops, soundproofing insulation, up-
graded ceiling fans and light fixtures, convection oven
system, antique, reclaimed and engineered heart pine
flooring. This would make an excellent rental invest-
ment. $498,000

2601 Constitution Dr. A huge lot with the famous
St. Joe Bay sunsets right in your front yard, Two-mil-
li0n dollar home directly across the side street. This
,is one of the most sought-after locations in Port St.
Joe. $959,000

to communities across the
state with the intentions of
spreading their overall mes-
sage using flyers, posters
and postings on their Web
site. The second phase will
begin in June.
SWAT is a youth-led
anti-tobacco advocacy group
created as part of the Florida
Pilot Program, which began
after Florida's 1997 landmark
lawsuit against the tobacco
industry. Since its establish-
ment, SWAT has contributed
to a 60 percent decrease in
tobacco use among middle
school students and a 42.7
percent decrease among
high school students. SWAT
also provides a venue for
Florida's youth to experience

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timated completion within 2 weeks. East side middle floor
units with great views of the Gulf. 40' balconies, breakfast
bar, vinyl clad windows, po61l, crown molding, fire sprin-
klers, granite counter tops and a number of other features.

8505 Tradewinds Dr,GulfAire, Unobstructed gulf
view with private beach!! This 50 X 180 foot lot is
the perfect homesite for the beach lover! High and dry
with private sewer and city water, subdivision tennis
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without the worry of flooding or erosion!!! Asking
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Gulf Front: In addition to new fencing, new paint, a
boardwalk to the beach, extensive tropical landscap-
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done by the interior decorators, this house sits on the
widest part of the beach and it is still the least expen-
sive Gulf Front home in Mexico Beach. $1,375,000

For an appointment,

call 229-8288.

We accept

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Office: (850)648-8700
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 2, 2006 5B

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

"real-life" activities such as
planning, executing and
evaluating tobacco preven-
tion endeavors, and partici-
pating in public awareness
campaigns. For more infor-
mation on SWAT call 1-877-
GEN-SWAT or visit their Web
site at www.gen-swat.com.
DOH promotes and pro-
tects the health and safety of
all people in Florida through
the delivery of Quality public
health services and the pro-
motion of health care stan-
dards. For additional infor-
mation, visit DOH's Web site
at www.doh.state.fl.us and
select "Tobacco Prevention"
from the drop down box.

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

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

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Deborah Loyless
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( 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

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Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m..
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
o/, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

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Ihe Cathoit Church of Giif Coun,*.

St. Joseph Parish
20t & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EST:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30 & 11:30 am
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:00 am (CT)

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First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

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Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.ni
Sunday Evening Worship ........ 6 p
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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sndq WorshipSerdes: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
Suda School: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexicoeadh Uited Methodist (herh
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor *. Church/Office: 648-8820

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Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
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323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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The Wewalitchka 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
WVednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT

9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday

Long Avenue Baptist Church

,. Where Faith, Family &

Friendship are foune

Is Patience Really A Virtue? It is difficult to overlook the challenges to our schedules,
plans, & hopes for each day. Being inconvenienced is not easy. It is often easier to whine &
complain than it is to patiently wait & endure.
However, God does gives us what we need to face each moment with joy, hope, & calm-
ness. Learn today to commune with God in prayer & in reading His Word. Instead of getting
angry, ask God what He wants you to learn in that situation. Patience is a part of the "fruit of
the Spirit." Choose patience today!
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691

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

Bible Study on Sunday:
9:1 5am and ( 00)pm

Worship on Wednesday:

Rish, Gibson, Scholz
& Groom,,P.A.
illiam J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Russell Scholz, Paul W. Groom 11
(850) 229-8211


of Talents
First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka is having a
FundRaiser called Celebration
of Talents Saturday, March 4,
Yard & Bake Sale 7:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. CT. Tasting
Fair 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
CT. Youth Car Wash 8:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT. March
5, Sunday p.m.CT A concert
presented by "Laus Deo" A
sign Language/Expressive
Worship Team. All raised
money for our new Family
Life Center.

Sunday Dinner
Dinner will be served at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church on
Sunday March 5 from 11:30
a.m. to 2 p.m., for a dona-
tion of $6. The menu is fried
chicken, baked ham, green
beans, potato salad, dress-
ing, roll, dessert and tea.
You may eat-in or take-out
dinners. To place an order,
call 229-6179. The Church
is located on 146 Ave. C, Port
St. Joe

Methodist Men's

The Cure for Doubt
When your cross seems most heavy,
In your mind there is no doubt.
Talk to God, read His Word,
If you know Jesus you have some clout.
Thank Him for the Bible,
It reveals the true light.
The sword of the Spirit puts error to flight.
Whenever your cross is most heavy and trials are press-
ing you sore,
I believe it's the Master,
Trying to polish His precious stone more.
It takes some friction to polish a gem.
God does the same with a Christian,
Adversity polishes them.
If problems arise and cause you to doubt,
Read the Word and pray.
This could mean that God is polishing another of His
stones today.
Billy Johnson

First Week of Lent at

Saint James' Church
Saint James' Episcopal Church in Port Saint Joe has
scheduled two special opportunities for the First Week of Lent.
On Wednesday, March 8, Saint James' Pastor Father Joseph
Hagberg, and Panama City organist, John Bailey, will pres-
ent a program titled The Story behind the Hymn." Taking a.
selection from the Episcopal Church's hymnal, Father Joseph
and John will explore the hymn, its words, its tune, its history,
and the story of its author. The presentation will begin at 6
p.m., preceded by a celebration of the Holy Communion at
5:30 p.m. A covered-dish supper will also be served.
On Friday, March 10, Saint James' will once again begin
its annual Lenten Friday Noontime Sermon Series, welcom-
ing to its pulpit the Reverend Thomas Guido, Pastor of Saint
Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Port St. Joe. The service
with sermon begins at 12 noon, and is followed by satisfying
meatless luncheon. The public is especially invited .to this
service and luncheon, which is planned to accommodate the
lunch hour of those who work nearby.
Other services and programs for the following weeks of
Lent are scheduled. For further information please call the
Parish Office at 227-1845. Saint James Church is located at
800 22nd. Street, Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe. Notice: all
times Eastern.

Pancake Breakfast
AHHilal Men'S Day Observed at

The Methodist Men's
Pancake Breakfast will
be held, Saturday, March
11 from 8-10:30 a.m. C.T.
Pancakes, Sausage, Juice &
Coffee. Dine in the Fellowship
Hall or Carry Out. $5
Donation. All proceeds go for
Missions locally and world-
wide. The United Methodist
Men of Mexico Beach, 111
N. 22nd. St., Mexico Beach,

Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

311 Cohiumbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

F- First Baptist Church

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michaeil Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ................... .9:45 am
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 &r California 648-5776
Worp hip S, r% di, : 10 I m I r* n '. ''" !" m
Bible Stud; .',rdJ ir '' i -. i ial a _c i
Iel"dnesda.i P ,.,:r a.r-J Bble i J.u ', a J n-I
Please note. all times central!
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W i"f k. "A Reformed Voice
a.. in the Community"

lIl| Ik 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 Schooll


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

Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church will be observing
its annual Men's Day on Sunday, March 5 beginning with
its Sunday Church School at 10 a.m. The morning worship
service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Elder Huet Sampson,
pastor of Greater Friendship Primitive Baptist Church of
Sarasota, FL. as the quest speaker. The pastor and mem-
bers of Philadelphia extends a special invitation to everyone
to come and be blessed through this service. The church is
located at 259 Avenue D; Mr. Tan Smiley may be contacted if
additional information is needed.


County public schools, grad-
uating from Washington
High School in 1965. He
continued his education at
Rosenwald Junior College
and transferred to Gulf Coast
Community College; he fin-
ished his Associate of Arts at
Allegheny Community College
in Pittsburgh,.PA.
Alton leaves to mourn
a sweet and devoted wife
Betty Fennell, Mother Millie
P.. Fennell and Mother-in-,
law, Inez Chambers. .Four
Daughters: Natalie Ward,
California, Charles Watson
of Panama City, FL, Urethra
Franklin Albero, Dallas
TX, Bridgett Robertson,
Pittsburgh PA

The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

a, You're Among friends at
Oak Grove Assembl ofGod'
David .. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday / Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am .MIdlWeek Meal 5OOpm
.Mornln oWorship 10:45am MAd -7eek Bible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the.Move 10:45am Mnistre In action 6:15pm
Cross Training Vouth 6:15pm
eno's .inistry. Monday 6:30pm
Cadles Ministry- Tuesday- 7o00pm
Dynamic 'Praise Worship Preaching the Pure 3Word us.


Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center

Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM

1 -p,.1

um;amppm AN

One Son: Andre Freeman
(Missy) Panama City, FL.
Alton had 16 Grandchildren,
Two Brothers: Franklin
(Vanessa), James Fennell
both of Port St. Joe, FL, Three
Brother-in-laws: Willie James'
Chambers (Jenny), Kansas
City MO, Michael Griffin Sr.,
of Panama City FL, Charles
Chambers of Port St. Joe, FL,
One Sister-in-law: Voncille
Parrott, (Dwaight) of Chicago,
IL. Three God Sisters: Sharon
Speights, Simona Beard. and
Melody Quinn of Port St. Joe,
FL. A host of Uncles, Aunts,
Cousins, Nephews. Nieces,
other relatives and friends to
(See OBITUARIES on Page 7B)


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6B The Star. Part St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 2, 2006


Alton Charles

Fennell, Jr.
Alton Charles Fennell,
Jr. resided in Largo, Florida
and was born in Port St. Joe,
Florida to the family of the
late Alton Fennell, Sr. and
Millie P. Fennell. Alton joined
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
where he served in the Youth
Department. Alton was also
preceded in death by his sis-
ter the late Gloria J. Fennell
Griffin. Alton and Betty were
united in marriage for 18
Alton attended the Gulf


FCnScT r QU *DrioCFcut adsroudn rasfr6 yasTeStr ot t o, L Tusay ac 2 06 l

Once upon a time, i
small town lawyer fantasizi
about swapping jobs Wi,
the girl who cut -his gras
and took care of his flows.
Why, you might ask? Oer
than the lovely smell of frh-

mown grass, the satisfaction
of a job well done, the heath
benefits of physical exercise
all day every day, and the
freedom of being ones own
boss, it seems a rather lowly
position in life. Serf status,

Russell Btler Memorial Fund.

There has bel an memorial fund set up for Russell
Butler. Russell psed away on February 3rd and is the son
-of Walt and Dawriutler of Port St. Joe. Contributions may be
.made at any Visi( Bank.

Smourn his pagng.
Servid will be held
Saturday, Mafl 4 at 1 p.m.
at the New bethel A.M.E.
Church. Paor Jimmy L..
Williams Officting, Presiding
Elder J. Leaner Byrd, Bishop
Mckinley Yo6g.
Battle IVnorial Funeral
Home, Direcig.

Bronzd Ward

Bronze Ward, 70, of
We"wahlitclF-. passed away,
Tuesday, 'ebruary 21, in
Thomasvi, Georgia after,
a brief iliss. A native of
Apalachica and a lifelong
resident )f Wewahitchka.
SMr. Was" retired from the
:.citv of ewahitchka as a
He \s preceded in death
-b his other, Irene Ward.
Ships fatC, William Howard
.Ward 4 his wife, Sarah
-Ward. u
His survivors include
his chreri, Ann Causey of
Pa\o, A, James Ward and
David ard of Wewahitchka;
'two :ters, Iris Gibbs of
illinoi'and Mary Ann 'Stock
of Irrlachen; a brother,
Rona Ward of Chipley; and
,his int, Annie Mae King
'of W'ahitchka; nine grand-
)chilcn; and seen great-
aaveside services were
hel(ridav, February 24, at
,130:i a.m. CST at Roberts
Ceftenr in Wewahitchka
'wit the Rev. Glenn Miller
kdl services are under the'
diction of the Comforter
Feral Home, Wewahitchka
*.. Bch Chapel.

larvin Lee

aurimore, Jr

;. 09-26-77 03-03-96
I cannot see you with my
; yes
Or hear you with my
a But thoughts of you are
,with me still
And often dry my tears.
SYou whisper in the rus-
ling leaves
That lingers in the fall;

And in the gentle evening
Im sure.I hear your call.
A part of you remains
with me
That none can take
It gives me strength to
carry on
At dawning of new day.
I think of happy times we
And then I softly sigh,'
But this I know, we'll
meet again
And never say goodbye.
I can't believe it's been
ten years since I last
saw your. loving face. I
miss you so very much.
sa Mama, Daddy, Brian and,
Lisa : : .

Verna Cornelia


Verna.Cornelia Gortmran.
96, (Granny) went to be
with her Lord Monday,
February 20, at her home
in Wewahitchka. Granny
was born in Coffee County,
AL. July 14, 1909. She was
a member of First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka.

if you will. And yet here was
a man with the education,
the money, the power, and
the social status, who would
gaze out of his window and
wish he were me. Go figure.
I could have been a law-
yer. I certainly didn't, in my
whole little girl life, have the
ambition of mowing grass
for a living. I did, however,
want to do something out
of the ordinary, and being a
lawyer, or a teacher, or a sec-
retary, or a nurse, wouldn't
do. Other family members
had already been there and
done that. I did consider
driving a big truck, or being
a veterinarian, or a famous
writer, or a horse trainer. As
it turned out, through college
and into my young adult life,
jobs which were supposed
to be temporary interludes
kept leading me in the same
direction, and almost with-
out any planning at all I
found myself in the 'green'
business, which I have loved
and wouldn't trade for all the
money in China. It is, I still
believe, a business in which
I can do more good than
harm. '
It isn't perfect. As my
environmental conscious-
ness has unfolded, I am
increasingly aware that the
whole gardening industry is

She was preceded
in death by her husband,
Lester Gortman, three sons,
Douglas, Byrous and Jimmy
Gortman, and two grandsons,
Joe and Les Gortman.
She is survived by her
younger sister Myrtle Ruth
Walker of Andalusia, AL; two
daughters-in- law, Dora Jean
Gortman and Mary Ellen
Gortman of Wewahitchka;
her grandchildren, Debra
Elliott and husband Jimmy,
Diane Gortman, Victor
Gortman and wife Debbie,
Scot Gortman, Pam Diaz
and. husband, Rene, Rena
Drake and husband, Greg'
and Christa McDaniel and
husband, David; 16 great-
grandchildren: 5 great-great-
Sgrandchildren: and a dear
friend, Bernice Fortner.
Granny was loved by
many and will be missed by
Funeral services were
held at First Baptist Church
of Wewahitchka Thursday.
February, 23 at 10:00 am
CT. Graveside services fol-
lowed in Carolina Cemetery in
Andalusia, AL at 2:30 p.m.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

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Forgotten Gardening

capable of doing harm, too.
Decisions made every day
in the beauty and peace of
the garden setting affect our
lives in big and small ways:
Do I channel stormwater off
into the gutter, or do I create
a rain garden and keep it on
the property? Do I use atra-
zine on the dollar weed in the
grass, or research less toxic
ways of controlling it? Do
I pull weeds, or spray them
with a chemical? Do I fertil-
ize with a commercial NPK,
or do I build a compost bin?
Do I get one more year out of
this old mower/blower/trim-
mer, or do I spend the money
for a new one?
Let's take a look at this
last question, because it's a
biggie. No one, not even the
Outdoor Power Equipment
Institute (OPEI), denies that
the small engines we use
to take care of our gardens
are huge polluters. With an
estimated 20,000,000 small
engines being purchased
every year just in the US, it's
no wonder that' they contrib-
ute to at least one tenth of
the total hydrocarbon emis-
sions that poke holes in our
atmosphere, create global
warming, and make it hard
for some people to breath.
The problem is, while some
outdoor equipment compa-
nies have taken the initiative
to design cleaner running,
more fuel efficient small
engines, others have actively
worked against the regula-
tions put in place by the EPA
to clean them up. Stuck in
the middle is the OPEI, which
is supposed to represent all
the manufacturers, and finds
itself in the dual position of
applauding advances made
by some companies while
using smoke and mirrors
to blur the whole emissions
OPEl publicizes the fact
that lawn equipment is 70
percent cleaner now than it
was in 1990, but fails to
mention that the goal is 0%
emissions, not 30 percent
Only because of regu-
lations implemented by the
state of California do we have
any improvement. at all, in
all probability. It gets con-
fusing. but the California
Air Resource Board (CARB)
implemented Tier I stan-
dards for emission controls
in 1995. and the EPA fol-
lowed with 'their similar
Phase I regulations in 1997.
In 2000. CARB's Tier IT stan-
dards Went into effect.reduc-
ing emissions even more for
equipment sold in that state.
The EPA one-upped them,
or tried to, with its Phase II
requirements, which would
reduce emissions even more
with regulations which were

to be implemented between
2002 and 2007. This would
be accomplished by the con-
version of small engines from
2 cycle to a much cleaner
4 cycle, and the addition of
catalytic converters on some
Here, it gets interest-
ing. In 12 months time,
between 2002 and 2003, the
nation's largest manufac-
turer of small engines spent
$340,000, not on research
and development, but on
lobbyists who successful-
ly convinced Washington
to kill California's right to
further limit emissions on
small engines. They have
also managed to delay the
implementation of the EPA's
Phase II standards, pending
'further study'. Supposedly
they need to be sure cata-
lytic converters won't be a
fire hazard. The six months
of study were supposed to
be completed by December
of 2005, and we who care
about such matters are still
waiting... In the meantime,
some companies have come
out with safer, cleaner, more
efficient, and equally pow-
erful equipment for us to
mow our lawns and trim our
hedges and blow our leaves,
and others are complaining
all the way to the bank that.
such changes will cost too
Not to name names, but
in a country that should be
all about innovation and
responsibility, at least one
major manufacturer is not

only dragging its heels in the
mud, but working against the
Clean Air Act. (Okay, Briggs
& Stratton. Happy now?)
The senator-in-their-pocket,
Kit Bond, is afraid imple-
menting stricter standards
on the outdoor equipment
industry will drive jobs out
of the country. I don't want
to be callous and say 'so be
it', I just want companies
who make equipment that I
use to be ahead of the curve.
Ill choose to pay the extra
cost for more clean running
equipment.- Do you hear me,
Briggs & Stratton?
Studies say different
things. Running a lawn-
mower for an hour is equal
to driving a car 93 miles.
Or fifty cars, 20 miles each.
Or OPEI's spin that you can
cut the average lawn for 38
years and it equals driving
a car for 10,000 miles. Any
way you look at it, we need
to put our money where the
research is and buy lawn
equipment that runs cleaner,
and stop basing our deci-
sions on which one is on sale
at Wal-Mart.
It would take a lawyer,
and more time than I am
willing to devote to it, to
untangle all the facts and fic-
tion regarding outdoor power
equipment emissions. I can
assure my friend the lawyer
that while my business has
been perfect for me, it isn't
perfect. To tell the truth, I'm
just waiting for him to retire.
Then I'll be ready to swap
jobs with him!

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yellow cake mix ,
1 (3.4-ounce) pace vanilla
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says. "Nobody is afraid of
making cupcakes. It's like, qI
can do that!'"
Her grownup made-from-
scratch versions include
cupcakes that have a layer
of chocolate mousse squish-
ing out; they're topped with
a thick spreadable chocolate
fudge sauce. And coconut
snowballs filled with lemon
sauce and topped with a
mound of fluffy icing and
shredded coconut.
Klivans says snazzy wed-
ding cakes fashioned from
stacked cupcakes contrib-
uted to the current rise in
popularity, as does the trend
toward nostalgic, old-fash-
ioned sweets.
"And, they can be made
in different sizes large,
medium and small," she says.
"The mini sizes fit into tea-
party menus, the regular size
for birthday or dinner parties
and showers, then the Texas
big size when you want to go
over the top."

Both Byrn and Klivans
tout the make-ahead con-
venience of cupcakes. Most
can be stored either at room
temperature or in- the refrig-
erator for at least two days.
Unfrosted cupcakes can be
frozen in. airtight contain-
ers for up to three months.
Byrn likes to defrost them
unwrapped in a single layer
on the kitchen counter.
Klivans, who. prefers wrap-
ping each cupcake individu-
ally in plastic wrap for freez-
ing, leaves them in the plastic
when defrosting. Or, she puts
them frozen into lunch boxes
or picnic baskets.

And both authors agree
that using an ice-cream
scoop to place batter into
paper-cup-lined pans saves
time and aggravation.
"I used to measure out
1/3 cup, then with a small
spatula ry. to scrape the bat-
ter into the cupcake pan,"
Byrn writes. "Now, using a
large ice cream scoop (that
holds 1/3 cup) with a spring-
action lever that sweeps
across and removes the bat-
ter, I can scoop batter straight
from the bowl into the pan."

Five places to savor a

1. At the kitchen table,
alone, late at night or in
the morning, with a cup
of coffee or tea.
2. On an airplane.
Cupcakes are totable!
3. At a picnic in the park.
4. At a bridal shower,
wedding or baby show-
er. Cupcakes look gor-
geous in white.
5. At a friend's potluck.
After umpteen cas-
seroles, one delicious
cupcake is all you need.
Source: "Cupcakes
From the Cake Doctor"
by Anne Byrn

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2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
Chocolate Buttercream
(see Cookie Dough,
Cupcakes recipe below)
Place oven rack in
middle position. Preheat
oven to 350 degrees.
Line 12 cupcake cups
with 'paper liners. Place,
chocolate in heatproof
bowl or top of double
boiler and place over
(but not touching)
saucepan of barely sim-
mering water (or bot- HOT
tom of double boiler).
Stir until melted and cook
smooth. Remove from craze
water and set aside to
cool slightly.
Sift flour, baking
powder, baking soda
and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, using
electric mixer on medi-
um speed, beat butter
and.sugar until smooth-. 4
ly blended and creamy,
about 2 minutes. Stop c
mixer and scrape sides T.
with rubber spatula.,
On slow speed, mix in
melted chocolate. On
medium speed, add 'o"
eggs 1 at a time, mixing
Until each is blended
into batter. Add vanilla i
and beat until mixture
is creamy,, about 1 minute.
Mix in sour cream until no
white streaks remain. On low
speed, add half of flour mix-
ture, mixing just to incorpo-
rate it. Mix in water. Mix in
remaining flour mixture until
it is incorporated and batter
looks smooth.
Fill each paper-lined cup
with about 1/3 cup batter, to
just below top of liner. Bake.
just until tops feel firm and
toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean, about 20
minutes. Cool cupcakes 10
minutes in pan on wire rack.
Use small knife to
loosen any tops that might
have stuck to tops of pan.
Carefully place wire rack
on'top of cupcakes in pan.
Protecting hands with pot-
holders and holding pan and
rack together, invert them to
release cupcakes onto wire
rack. Turn cupcakes top side
up to cool completely. 'Frost

For Chocolate Buttercream:
,1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted but-.:
ter, room temperature
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
powder (Dutch-processed pre
3 cups powdered sugar .
3-5 tablespoons milk; divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Prepare cupcakes: Plac6
rack in centerkof oven. Preheat
to 3,50 degrees. Line 24 cupi
cake cups with paper liners
Set aside.'
Place cake mix, pudding
mix, milk, oil, eggs and vanilf
la in large mixing bowl. Blend
with t electric mixer on low
speed for 30 seconds. Stop
machine and scrape down
sides with rubber spatula:
Increase speed to medium
and beat 2 minutes, scraping

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down sides of bowl if needed.
Spoon or scoop a heaping
1/4 cup into each lined cup-
cake cup, filling 2/3 full. (You
will get 22 to 24 cupcakes;
remove any empty liners).
Cut frozen dough pieces in
half to make 24 pieces. Place
a, frozen cookie dough piece
on top of each cupcake. Place

Pineapple UF side-Down
Yield: 24 cupcakes
For topping: 1
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter,
1 (20-ounce) can crushed ,
pineapple, dra ned, juice
3/4 cup light brown sugar,
firmly packed
Optional: 12 maraschino
'cherries, halved, drained;
see cook's notes-
For cupcakes:
1 (18.25-ounce) package
plain yellow cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup pineapple juice
reserved from crushed pine-
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cook's notes: Whether
you, add the cherry is up
to you. Many people think
the cherry is too retro (is
there really such a thing?).
Others deem it de rigueur.
The choice, is yours.
Place rack in center of
oven. Preheat to 350 degrees.
Lightly mist 24 cupcake cups
with vegetable oil spray and
dust with flour. Shake out
excess flour.

Lemon Coconut
Yield: 12 cupcakes
For lemon filling:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 large eggs
2 large egg'yolks
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
dissolved in 1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon grated lemon
peel (zest), colored part
For cupcakes:
1 1/3 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick)
unsalted butter, room tem-
1 cup sugar
.6 large egg whites -
1/4 teaspoon cream of
For topping:
Seven-Minute Frosting (see
3 cups shredded sweet-
ened coconut
Prepare lemon filling:
In medium saucepan, heat
butter and lemon juice over
medium heat until butter
melts and mixture is hot.
about 130 degrees on ther-
Meanwhile, in medium.
bowl, whisk egg. yolks and
sugar together to blend,
then whisk in dissolved
cornstarch. Whisking con-
stantly, slowly pour hot
butter-lemon mixture into,
yolk mixture. Return mix-
ture to saucepan and cook
on medium heat. stirring
constantly with large spoon,
Just until it boils and thick-
ens, about 6 minutes: When
thickened, sauce will leave
path on back of spoon if
you draw finger across it.. It.
will look clear, notcloudy.
Strain into small bbwl and
stir in zest. Press, plastic
wrap directly onto, surface
: of sauce. Use toothpick to

pans in oven.
Bake until golden and
spring back when lightly
pressed with finger, about 23
to 27 minutes. Remove pans
from oven and place on wire
racks to cool 5 minutes. Run
dinner knife around edges
of cupcake liners, lift cup-
cake up from bottoms of cups

Prepare topping:
Measure 1 teaspoon melted
butter into each cupcake
cup. Sprinkle 1 packed tea-
spoon brown sugar on top
of butter. Spread about 1
tablespoon drained crushed
pineapple on top of brown
sugar. If desired, place cher-
ry half in middle of each;
push down cherry into pine-
apple. Set aside.
3. Prepare batter: Place
cake mix, sour cream, pine-
apple juice, oil, eggs and
vanilla in large mixing bowl.
Blend with electric mixer on
low speed 30 seconds. Stop
machine and scrape down
sides with rubber spatula.
Increase speed to medium
and beat 2 minutes more,
scraping down sides if need-
ed. Spoon or scoop 1/3 cup
batter into each cupcake cup
on top of pineapple mixture.
Cups will be filled almost to

poke a few holes to let steam
escape, and refrigerate until
cold. Sauce \\-ill thicken as
it chills. You will need 3/4
cup of sauce for this recipe;
leftover sauce can be refrig-
erated up to 3 days and is,
delicious spooned over ice
cream or cake.
Prepare cupcakes:
Position rack in middle of
oven and preheat to 350
degrees. Line 12 cupcake
cups with paper liners. Sift
flour, baking powder and
salt into medium bowl and
set aside. In small bowl, stir
milk, vanilla and almond
In large bowl, using
electric mixer on medium
speed, beat butter and sugar
until smoothly blended and
lightened in color, about 2
minutes. Stop mixer and-
scrape sides of bowl as
needed during mixing. On
low speed, alternately add
flour mixture and milk mix--
ture (add flour mixture in, 3
additions and milk mixture
in 2 additions, mixing to
incorporate between addi-
tions). Set aside.
In another large bowl,
using clean beaters, beat
egg whites and cream of
tartar on low speed until
whites are foamy and cream
of tartar dissolves, about 1
minute. Beat on medium-
high speed until soft peaks
form. Use rubber spatula
to fold 1/3 of whipped egg
whites into batter, then fold
in remaining whites until no
egg white streaks remain.
Fill each paper liner with
1/3, cup batter (to about
1/4-inch below top of liner).
Bake just until tops feel firm
arid toothpick inserted in
center comes out clean or
with a few dry crumbs cling-
ing to it, about 23 minutes.
The tops should remain
pale 'or barely brown just
.on edges. Cool cupcakes
10 minutes in pan on wire
Carefully place wire
rack on top of cupcakes in
their pan. Protecting hands
with potholders and hold-
ing pan and rack together,
invert to release .cupcakes
onto wire rack. Turn cup-
cakes top side up to cool
To fill cupcakes:

using end of knife and pick
them out of cups carefully
with fingertips. Place on wire
rack to cool 15 minutes before
frosting. They may sink a bit
in center.
Prepare Chocolate
Buttercream: Place but-
ter in large mixing bowl of
electric mixer. Add cocoa
powder and blend on low
speed until mixture is soft
and well-combined, about
30 seconds. Stop machine
'and add powdered sugar, 3

top. Place pans in oven.
Bake until cupcakes are
golden and spring back when
lightly pressed with finger, 18
to 20 minutes. Remove from
oven and immediately run
dinner knife around edges of
cupcakes and place platter
over cupcake pan. Quickly
turn pan upside down. The
cupcakes will fall out onto
platter (if any of pineapple
mixture sticks to pan, use
dinner knife to remove it
and spread on top of cup-
cake). Cool 10 to 15 min-
utes. Serve.
Nutritional information
(per cupcake): Calories 301
(61 percent from fat), fat
20.4 g (sat 8.9 g), protein
8.2, carbohydrates 21.5 g,
fiber 1.2 g, cholesterol 78
mg, sodium 193 mg ,
Source: From "Cupcakes From
The Cake Doctor" by Anne Byrn
(Workman, $13.95)

Remover paper liners. Cut
cone-shaped piece, about
1 inch across and 1 inch
deep, out of middle of top
of each cupcake; set pieces
aside. Spoon 1 tablespoon
lemon filling into each hole.
Replace cone-shaped pieces
of cupcake. Frost cupcakes
(see recipe for Seven-Minute
Frosting). Spread coconut on
plate or piece of wax paper.
Holding cupcake in palm
of hand, use small metal
spatula to, spread about 1/2
cup of frosting over top and
sides, covering completely.
Sprinkle coconut gener-
ously over frosting, letting
any extra fall onto plate.
Place cupcake on serving
plate and continue frosting
remaining cupcakes. Serve
or carefully cover and refrig-
erate to serve cold. Use wide
metal spatula to lift cup-
cakes from plate. Cupcakes
can be refrigerated up to 2
Nutritional information
(per serving): Calories 451,
(70 percent from fati. fat 35
g (sat 6.5 g), protein 4.1 g,
carbohydrates 31.9 g, fiber
1.3 g, cholesterol 80 mg,
sodium 261 mg
Source: Adapted from
"Cupcakes!" by Elinor Klivans
(Chronicle, $16.95

Seven-Minute Frosting
Yield: Enough frosting
to generously cover, 12 cup-
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup water
3 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of

tablespoons milk and vanil-
la. Blend on low speed until
sugar is incorporated, about
1 minute. Increase speed to
medium and beat until light
and fluffy, 1 minute more.
If frosting is too stiff, add 1
to 2 tablespoons milk and
beat to combine. Use to frost
Place heaping tablespoon
of frosting on each cupcake
and swirl to spread out with
short metal spatula or spoon,
taking care to cover tops com-
pletely. Serve.
Nutritional information
(per cupcake): Calories 390
(75 percent from fat), fat 32.5
g (sat 11.2 g), protein 3.5 g,
carbohydrates 21.3 g, fiber
0.8 g, cholesterol 85 mg.
Source:"Cupcakes From the Cake
Doctor" by Anne Byrn (Workman,

Warm Chocolate
Cupcakes With Molten
Yield: 22 to 24 cupcakes
For ganache:
3/4 cup heavy whipping
8 ounces (1 1/3 cups) semi-
sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon liqueur of
choice or 1 teaspoon vanilla
For cupcakes:
Vegetable spray for misting
pans and flour for dusting
1 (18.25-ounce) package
plain devil's food cake mix
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cin-
1/4 cup powdered sugar, for
Cook's notes:To make
ahead, store covered up to
1 day at room temperature.
Reheat so that centers are
molten: Place cupcakes on
microwave-safe plate and
cover with paper towels. Heat
on high power 10 seconds,
then carefully remove and
serve. These cupcakes can be
served \ith either vanilla ice
cream or creme anglaise.
To make creme anglaise

1 teaspoon .vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond
Place sugar, water, 'egg
whites, and cream of tartar
in heatproof bowl or top of
double boiler with at least
2-quart capacity and beat
with handheld electric mixer
on high speed until opaque,
white and foamy, about 1
minute. 'Put bowl over, but
not touching, saucepan of
barely simmering water (or
bottom of double boiler). Top
container should sit firmly
over pan of hot water: Be
sure to keep cord of electric
mixer away from burner.
Beat on high speed until
frosting forms. a soft peak
that stands straight ip if
you stop beaters and lift
them up, about 7 minutes.
Frosting should register 160
degrees on thermometer.
Remove container of
frosting from water; add
vanilla and almond extracts,
and continue beating 2
minutes to further thicken
Use thin metal spatu-
la to spread a thick layer
of frosting, about 1/2 cup,
over top of each cupcake.
Nutritional information
(per 2-tablespoon serving):
Calories 73 (15 percent from
fat), fat 1.2 g (sat 0.3 g),
protein 2.3 g, carbohydrates
14.5 g, fiber 0.1 g, choles-
terol 5 mng, sodium 58 mg
Source: Adapted from
"Cupcakes!" by Elinor Klivans
(Chronicle, $16.95)

(custard sauce), place 2 cups
whole milk, 5 tablespoons
sugar and pinch of salt in
heavy-bottomed medium-
size saucepan over medium-
high heat. Cook, stirring with
a wooden spoon or paddle
until sugar dissolves, 2 to 3
minutes. Meanwhile, place 4
large egg yolks in medium-
size mixing bowl and beat
with fork until lemon-colored.
Remove sauicepan from heat
and ladle a large spoonful
of hot milk mixture over egg
yolks, stirring yolks gently.
Transfer yolks to milk mix-
ture and stir to combine.
Place pan over medium-low
heat and cook, stirring con-
stantly, until sauce thickens,
3 to 4 minutes. Remove pan
from heat and stir in 1 tea-
spoon vanilla extract and 1//2
teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Cover with plastic and refrig-
Prepare ganache: Place
cream in small heavy-bot-
tomed saucepan over medium
heat. Bring to boil, stirring.
Meanwhile, place chocolate
chops in large stainless-steel
mixing bowl. Remove cream
from heat and pour over choc-
olate chips. Stir with wooden
spoon until chocolate melts
completely. Stir in liqueur
or vanilla. Cover with plastic
wrap. Place in refrigerator to
chill. If serving with creme
anglaise (custard sauce), pre-
pare it (see cook's notes).
Prepare cupcakes: Place
rack in center of oven and pre-
heat to 400 degrees. Lightly
mist 24 cupcake cups with

vegetable oil spray and dust
them with flour. Shake out
excess flour and set aside.
Place cake mix, water,
oil, eggs, vanilla, and cin-
namon in large mixing bowl.
Blend with electric mixer on
low speed 30 seconds. Stop
machine and scrape down
sides with rubber spatula.
Increase speed to medium
and mix 1 1/2 to 2 min-
utes, scraping down sides if
needed. Spoon or scoop 1/3
cup batter into each prepared
cup, filling it 3/4 of the way
full. You will get 22 to 24
cupcakes. Drop a heaping
teaspoon of ganache into top
of batter in each cup.
Bake until cake bakes
up around ganache, tops are
domed and cupcakes spring
back when lightly pressed
with finger, 12 to 14 minutes.
Remove pans from oven and
place on wire racks 1 min-
ute. Run dinner knife around
edges of cupcake cups, lift
cupcakes from the bottoms
of pans using end of knife,
and pick out of cups care-
fully with fingertips. Place on
dessert plates and sift pow-
dered sugar on top. If using,
spoon creme anglaise in pool
around each cupcake and
serve warm.
Nutritional informa-
tion (per cupcake, without
ice cream or creme anglaise):
Calories 298 (65 percent from
fat), fat 21.5 g, (sat 9.7 g),
protein 6.2 g, carbohydrates
20.5 g, fiber 0.9 g, cholesterol
75 mg, sodium 254 mg
Source: "Cupcakes From the
Cake Doctor" by Anne Byrn

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Southern Company's
board of directors has, elected
two new members, Juanita
Baranco and William G.
Smith Jr. Baranco is execu-
tive vice president and chief
operating officer of Baranco
Automotive Group. Smith is
president and chief executive
officer of Capital City Bank
Group Inc., and chairman
of the board of Capital City
Baranco, 56, enjoyed a
successful law career, which
included serving as assistant
attorney general for the state
of Georgia, before she and
her husband founded the
first Baranco dealership in
Atlanta in 1978. She served
as a member of Georgia
Power Company 's board of
directors from 1997-2006.
Georgia Power is a Southern
Company subsidiary.
Smith, 52, began his
career at Capital City Bank
in 1978, where he worked
in a number of capacities
before being elected president
and chief executive officer of
Capital City Bank Group in
January 1989. He was elect-
ed chairman in 2003. He has
served on the Federal Reserve
Bank of Atlanta's board of
directors since 2001.
The terms of Baranco
and Smith on the 10-member
board begin Feb. 22, 2006.
"Juanita Baranco and Bill
Smith bring a wealth of busi-
ness and civic experience to
our board. Juanita has been
an outstanding member of
our Georgia Power Company
board for several years, and
I have served with Bill on
the Federal Reserve Bank of
Atlanta board for a num-
ber of years.. They are both
tremendous additions to our
Southern Company board,"
said Chairman, President
and Chief Executive Officer
David Ratcliffe.
A native of Tallahassee,
Smith serves on the board
of directors for Darlington
School in Rome, Ga., and
the Florida State University
Foundation. He is the for-
mer Federal Ad% isory Council

Rex Anderson, Keller

Williams Coastal Realty

Wins Platinum Award

The Realtors. Association
of Franklin and Southern Gulf
County recently held their
2005 MLS Production Awards
Ceremony in Apalachicola.
Rex Anderson received a
platinum award signifying
that the Realtor has achieved
sales of over $10 million.
This is the second year in a.
row that Rex has achieved
the platinum award.
: The Realtors association
of Franklin and Southern
Gulf has over 600 mem-
bers and platinum awards
were presented to 16 indi-
vidual realtors for their sales
achievement in 2005.
Rex is currently teamed
with his wife, Anne Anderson,
providing real estate servic-
es on the Fogotten Coast.'
Rex and Anne operate out
of a branch office of Keller

Williams Coastal Realty in
Simmons Bayou. The Keller
Williams market center is
located in Tallahassee, FL.
Founded in 1983, Keller
Williams Realty International
(KWRI) is an international
real estate company with
more than 500 offices located
across the U.S. and Canada.
Currently the fifth largest U.S.
residential: real estate firm, in
North America, Keller Williams
began franchising its offices
in 1990.
Rex Anderson received
2004 and 2005 platinum
awards from Keller Williams
Realty. Rex was ranked sec-
ond, based upon sales, in the
Tallahassee market center
and ranked 164th out of the
over 55,000 plus .associates
located across the USA and

Applications are being taken at Franklin Cl, Gulf CI, and
other panhandle correctional institutions.
Employment opportunities are available as
soon as you start training!

Carabelle class begins Feb. 20,2006 -graduating in June, 2006
Port St. Joe class begins March 16,2006 graduating in July, 2006
All Classes, Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

DO Gulf Coast
Community College

For more information, call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670, ext. 5507
or Sharon Burdeshaw at 227-9670, ext. 5511

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Baranco, Smith Named

to Southern Company

Board of Directors

Representative for the Sixth
District of the Federal
Reserve System and past
chair of both Tallahassee
Memorial HealthCare and the
Tallahassee Area Chamber
of' Commerce. Smith
holds a bachelor of science
degree from Florida State
An active leader in the
Atlanta community, Baranco
is currently a director of Cox
Radio and the Commerce
Club. She serves as chair
of the board of trustees for
Clark Atlanta University and
board chair for the Sickle Cell
Foundation of Georgia. She is
a former member of the execu-
tive committee of the Georgia
Chamber of Commerce, past
chair of the board of regents
for the University System of
Georgia, and past director
of the Federal Reserve Bank
of Atlanta. Baranco holds
a bachelor of science degree
and J.D. from Louisiana State
Smith and Baranco will
replace departing board mem-
bers Dan Amos and Bruce
With 4.2 million custom-
ers and more than 40,000
megawatts of generat-
ing capacity, Atlanta-based
Southern Company (NYSE:
SO) is the premier super-
regional energy company in
the Southeast and a lead-
ing U.S. producer of electric-
ity. Southern Company owns
electric utilities in four states
and a growing competitive
generation company, as well
as fiber optics and wireless
communications. Southern
Company brands are known
for excellent customer ser-
vice, high reliability and retail
electric prices that are 15 per-
cent below the national aver-
age. Southern Company has
been ranked the nation's top
energy utility in the American
Customer Satisfaction Index
six years in a row. Southern
Company has more than
500,000 shareholders, mak-
ing its common stock one of
the most \-idel%- held in the
United States

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

Gulf County Sheriff's

Office Arrest Log

2/17-Amanda Strange,
W/F, 33, Wewahitchka,
Fail to appear worthless
checks. Anthony Watts,
W/M, 21, Wewahitchka,
Battery. Kevin Scott Freels,
W/M, 31, Wewahitchka, DUI.
Parker E. Cutchins, W/M,
24, Wewahitchka, Possession
2/ 18-Guadalupe
Sanchez Rodriguez, H/
'M, 24, Unknown, DWLSR,
Possession controlled sub-
2/20-Kenneth M.
Durham, W/M, 42, Port
St. Joe, Failure to appear.
Robert James Williams, B/M,
20, Port St. Joe, Violation
Probation. Michael Eugene
Burke, W/M, 45, Port St.
Joe, Failure to appear. Kevin
Scott Freels, W/M, 31, Port
St. Joe, Violation Probation.
Wendy Locklear Bright, W/F,

35, Wewahitchka attaching
tag not assigned, possession
2/21-Fonda Lynn
Chehardy, W/F, 42,
Wewahitchka, failure to
pay fines. Randall James
Raffield, W/M, 20, Port St.
Joe, Possession Marijuana
(Bay County).
2/22-Ashley Nicole
Scruggs, W/F, 19,
Wewahitchka, Violation
Probation. Willie Riley, B/M,
43, Port St. Joe, Introduction
contraband in county jail.
Joseph Paul Riley, W/M,
43, Wewahitchka, Domestic
2/23-Chad Michael
Freels, W/M, 28,
Wewahitchka, DWLSR.
David George Griffith, W/M,
66, Wewahitchka, Aggravated
assault with firearm.

On February 19, at
approximately 4:40 pm
'Ashley N. Scruggs, age 19, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for driving with a suspended
license and driving under
the influence with property
damage. Scruggs was
involved in a traffic crash on
Battles Street in Port St. Joe
where officers determined
she had -been consuming
alcoholic beverages. Scruggs
was transported to the Gulf.
County Jail to await first
On February 24, at
approximately 7:53 pm
Genice M. Johnson age 44
of Panama City, Florida was
arrested for possession of
drug paraphernalia. Johnson
-was issued a traffic citation
for open container of alcoholic
beverage where as she gave
officers incorrect information
regarding her date of birth
.and social security number.
The Port St. Joe Police Officer
*-at the scene requested a Gulf
-County Sheriff Deputy K-
-9 Unit for a walk around on
this vehicle, dog alerted to
-'illegal narcotics. Upon search
of this vehicle, Johnson was
-found to be in possession of a
"'crack pipe" commonly used
to smoke cocaine. Johnson
was booked into the Gulf
- County Jail to await first
On February 25, at
approximately 8:02 am Justin
S. Armstead age 19 of Port St.
:,Joe, was arrested for resisting
'arrest without violence.
-Officers were responding to
ia call for service where as
;-Armstead ran from the officers
.upon their arrival. Armstead
Svwas arrested a short distance
-avay and transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
"Port St. Joe Police
Department Dui Sobriety
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is committed
to promoting safety for all
citizens. Port St. Joe Police
Departments goal is to ensure
everyone using the highway
and roadway system may
do so safely and to provide
a deterrent for those who
violate laws. Enforcement
is a tool to facilitate the
achievement of this safety.
Recognizing that alcohol
is consistently involved in
many crashes resulting in a
fatality mandates unwavering
attention. Reducing death
'and injury associated with
impaired drivers is onie of the
most important objectives.
"The State of Florida, Gulf

County and the City of Port
,St. Joe provide the roadway
as a benefit to the public
at large. Accordingly, these
agencies seek to safeguard all
drivers through the use of a
non-intrusive checkpoint to
detect and remove impaired
drivers from the road.
The use of the Roadside
Safety Checkpoint, public
education and enforcement
are combined to achieve
and enhance the reduction
in deaths and injuries
caused by impaired vehicle
operators. These law
enforcement agencies are
dedicated to aggressive
DUI law enforcement. Zero
tolerance of DUI continues to
be top priority in traffic law
The Port St. Joe Police
Departmentwill be conducting
DUI Sobriety Checkpoints on
Highway 98 and Highway 71
throughout this year in effort
to maintain a safe driving
environment for all drivers.

Fwc Division Of Law Enforcement Field

Operations Weekly Report Northwest Region

Walton County
Officer Darrell Johnson
was working at home
when he received a com-
plaint of trespass hunting
on Nokuse Plantation. Lt.
Mark Hollinhead and Officer
Brian Parkton responded to
assist. Two Walton County
men and their young son
were found in possession of
three high-powered rifles and
one freshly shot, six-point
buck. They were cited for
not having licenses and for
using modern weapons dur-
ing the muzzleloading sea-
son. Investigator Gene Lollie
and Officer Johnson followed
their sign the next day and
tracked them back to an area
almost a mile onto Nokuse
property. They took samples
of blood at the scene of the
kill, along the drag mark,
and a sign which was torn
down. Trespass charges are
pending. The rifles and deer
were seized as evidence.
Santa Rosa County
Officer Alan. Kirchinger
received information about
a baited area in Blackwater
WMA. On his day off, he took
Officer Mike Guy into the
area, to show him the area.
They found one man hunting
over the bait and using a .223
rifle to hunt. He was cited
and the rifle seized.
On Thursday, February
16 Jerry D. Broxson, a long-
time wildlife poacher and
multiple offender, pled no
contest to the charge of-vio-
lation of probation. He was
sentenced to 90 days house
arrest, 60 days in jail, and
suspension .of hunting privi-
leges for five years, as well
as probation for three more
years. In years past, officers
have cited Broxson on several
different occasions with the
courts applying minimal pen-
alties until now. He was on
probation and under suspen-
sion of his hunting privileges
when he was caught hunting
last December. The efforts of
Investigator Dan Hahr 'and
Officer Howard Jones over
the last three years finally
paid off in the judicial sys-

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Cell 814-BOND (2663) Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Franklin County
On February 15-17,
Officers Percy Cook, Charlie
Wood, Travis Huckeba, Steven
Cook, Don Walker, Carmon
Brownell, and Hank Forehand
worked an undersize oyster
detail in the Apalachicola Bay.
This three-day detail includ-
ed educational and enforce-
ment actions and resulted in
20 misdemeanor arrests, 5
boating safety citations, and
71 written warnings.
On February 21,.the JJ
Brown responded to a call
for help from the USCG. Two
vessels that left February 20
did not return from an off-
shore trip. Both vessels were
located approximately ten
miles south of Dog Island.
One had a disabled outdrive
and the other, that respond-
ed to assist the first, ran
out of fuel. The JJ Brown
assisted by towing in one of
the vessels.
Leon County
On Friday, February 17,
Lt. Rocky Clement's squadwas
having a meeting at his home
when a neighbor knocked at
the front door and asked for
assistance with her mother.
Her mother had fallen on
the floor and could not get
to her feet. Several attempts
by her daughter proved
unsuccessful. Lt. Clement,
Officer Stefanie Wilcox, and
Intern Scott Battle responded
to the residence. They found
the 80-year-old mother on
the kitchen floor lying on her
side. They began to attempt
several different ways to
assist and all attempts were
unsuccessful as well. Lt.
Clement asked the daughter
to call EMS while Officer S.
Wilcox stabilized and comfort-
ed the mother. EMS arrived
and a plan was made to get
the mother on a backboard
to lift her to the awaiting gur-
ney. Lt. Clement called the
rest of his squad for assis-
tance in lifting the mother up
so EMS could transport her

to the hospital for treatment
of an injured leg.
Jefferson County
Over the weekend, Officer
Dale Wilcox was on patrol on
the Wacissa River when he
encountered three individu-
als in possession of 18 large-
mouth bass with four being
undersized. The appropriate
citations were written.
Last summer Officers
Dale and Stefanie Wilcox
made a DUI case on an indi-
vidual at the headwaters of

the Wacissa River. The indi-
vidual received a sentence
of a five-year driver license
suspension. After observing
the individual driving up to
McDonalds, Officer S. Wilcox
went to the State Attorney
in Jefferson County and
got a warrant for his arrest.
Officer Dale Wilcox, along
with a deputy from Jefferson
County, served the warrant
over the weekend and placed
the subject in the Jefferson
County Jail.

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

OCTOBER 25, 2005

Bill Stitt, of White City, ap-
.peared before the Board to in-
quire about the number of Aux-
iliary Deputies (Major Nugent
reported that there are 10) and
'to discuss the cost of certify-
ing these deputies ($1,000.00-
$1,500.00). He discussed that
every Deputy takes the First Re-
.sponder course through E.M.S.
and requested that the County
.search for ways to raise the
.funds needed to have the Aux-

iliary Deputies certified as regu-
lar Deputies. Chairman Peters
stated that Sheriff Upchurch is
in charge of his own personnel.
Upon inquiry by Bill Stitt,
of White City, Commissioner
Williams reported that the pro-
posed new animal control or-
dinance was submitted to the
Sheriff for review. County At-
torney McFarland reported that
the Sheriff has returned the
proposed ordinance to him, and
has requested changes be made
to the draft. Upon inquiry by
Bill Stitt, of White City, County
Attorney McFarland reported

that the ordinance regulating
the White City Boat Ramp and
Basin was adopted earlier to-
night. Mr. Stitt discussed the
short length of time it took to
have that ordinance adopted.
Diane Guess, from Cape
San Bias, inquired as to whether
the Commissioners received her
letter opposing implementa-
tion of the MSTU at the Cape.
Members of the Board stated
that they did receive her letter.
Upon her further inquiry, Com-
missioner Barnes reported that
the St. Joseph Peninsula Beach
Advisory Committee suggested

the areas to be included.
Marsha Henry, of Cape San
Bias, inquired about who is
developing and promoting the
website. T.D.C. Pickett reported
that the St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Advisory Committee is a
working group who has devel-
oped this website to educate the
public on what beach renourish-
ment is, etc. She stated that the
Economic Impact Study should
be in next week (to determine if
it is economically sound to do a
beach renourishment project),
and the Committee is scheduled
to make a presentation to the
Board on November 8th. Chair-
man Peters thanked all of the in-
dividuals who submitted letters



The administration of the
'estate of VELTRY JORDAN,
'deceased, File Number 05-90-
'PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
'Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names
'and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All persons, on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
- All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three (3) months after
the date of the first publication'
of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
The date of first publication of
this Notice is February 2006.
Attorney for Personal
Representative: Personal
Charles A. Costin
Belinda Atchison
Post Office Box 98
3692 Mackey Cove Dr.
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Pensacola, Fl. 32514
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Publish March 2 & March 9


Jacquelyn Gayle Weiland,
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
fo serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on John
Arthur Weiland whose address

is 2817 Indian Pass Rd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 on or before
3/10/06, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court
at 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Court's office notified
of any current address. (You
must file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law. Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings. Dated
Clerk of Circuit Court.
By Jasmine Hysmith, Deputy
Pubish: March 2 through
April 6

TO: Ludmilla Frajdlova and
John Doe
Defendant, Ludmilla
Frajdlova whose last known
residence was Slovakia and
Defendant, John Doe whose
residence, is unknown. if he/.
she/they be living; and if he/
she/they be dead, the unknown
Defendant who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trust-
ees and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, or under or
against the Defendants, who are
known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or inter-
est in the property described
an action for Quiet Title, has
been filed against you regarding
the property located at 280 N.
Canal Drive, Overstreet, Gulf
County, Florida, and more fully
described as follows:
Parcel 1: Commerce
at the SW corner of Sec. 32,
T5S, R11W, and extend a line
Northerly along W line of said
Sec. 32 for 480 ft; then turn
90degrees00' right for 285.5 ft.

to POB. From this POB con-
tinue the line last described
above for 202.5 ft. to the mean
high water line of a bayou; then
turn 57 degrees 48' right along
said mean high water line for
50.Oft then turn 108 degrees
30' right for 182.4 ft; then turn
72 degrees 28' right for 100.0 ft
to the POB. This parcel of land
has an area of 0.3 areas more
or less. It is in the SW % of SW
V of Sect. 32, T5S, R11W at
Overstreet, Gulf County, Fla.
Parcel 2: Commerce at the
SW corner of Sec. 32 for 480.0
ft; then turn 90 degrees 00
right for 285.5 ft; then turn
58degrees 46' right for 100.00
ft to POB. From this POB turn
72 degrees 28' left from the line
last described above for 182.4 ft
to the mean high water line of
a bayou; then turn 50 degrees
36' right along said mean high
water line for 50.0 ft; then turn
112 degrees 17' right for 194.8
ft; then turn 90 degrees 48' right
for 100.0 ft to the POB. This
parcel of land has an area of
0.3 acres, more or less. It is the
SW A of SW A/ of Sec. 32, T5S,
R11W, Overstreet, Gulf County,
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to this action on Mel
Magidson, Jr., Petitioner's attor-
ney, whose address is 528 Sixth
Street, P. 0. Box 340, Port St.
Joe, FL 32457, on or before
March 30, 206, and file the orig-
inal with the Clerk of this Court
at' Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, either
before service on Petitioner's
attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
Dated this 15'h. Day of
February, 2006.
BY: B.A. Baxter
Deputy Clerk
Publish: Run 2/23, 3/2, 3/9,

BID NO. 0506-17
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any qualified
person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing the
"Elevator Modernization
for Compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act for the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Specifications can be
obtained from the Gulf County
Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., room 148, Port
St. Joe, Florida, 32456 or call-
ing (850) 229-6112. Questions
should be directed to Preble-
Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
(850) 227-7200.
Please indicate on the enve-
that this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be turned
in to the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456, by 5:00
p.m., E.T., on Friday, March

10, 2006. Bids will be opened at
this location on Monday, March
13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
Ad #2006-022
Publish March 2 & 9, 2006

BID #0506-16
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following:
Installation of three (3)
separate septic tanks and
drain fields at the Dead
Lakes Park in Wewahitchka,
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
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the enve-
lope that this is a SEALED BID,
the BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until
Friday, March 10, 2006 at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T. at the Office of the
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.
Bids- will be opened' at this
same location on Monday,
March 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.,
The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids
Isl Carmen L. McLemore,
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Ad #2006-020
Publish: March 2 & 9, 2006


The City of Port St. Joe is
requesting bids for repair and
maintenance of city sidewalks.
The list of sidewalks to be
replaced or repaired and specifi-
cations is available at City Hall,
305 Cecil G Costin, Sr. Blvd.,.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The sidewalk bid should be
returned to the City by March
31, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. The Bid
should be marked clearly as
"Sidewalk Bid" on the outside of
the envelope. -
Publish March 2, 2006

The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold a meeting
on Monday. March 13, 2006,
at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library
Meeting Room, 110 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida. .All
who wish may attend and be
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Publish March 2, 2006

tot he Board.
Gerald Buntyn, of Cape San
Bias, appeared before the Board
to state that he opposes the
MSTU and he is also opposed
to beach renourishment (it does
not work).
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 9:00 p.m.,

OCTOBER 31, 2005

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk
Karl Summers, Chief Adminis-
trator Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Assistant Building Official Lee
Collinsworth, Emergency Man-
agement Director Marshall Nel-
son, Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel, Assistant Road
Department Superintendent
Chris Wood, Sheriff Dalton Up-
church, Sheriffs Office Major
Joe Nugent and Sheriffs Office
Captain Bobby Plair.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.,
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Peters, Human Resources Di-
rector Manuel discussed that
a number of the employees
polled agreed that the BlueOp-
tions 1356 POS Plan is suitable,
and they requested that the
Board consider increasing the
life insurance benefit amount
to $20,000.00. She stated that
the new health plan would save
the County over $200,000.00
for next year, and the increase
in the life insurance would only
cost approximately $20,000.00.
Chairman Peters then passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore, and motioned to
change the employee health
insurance to the BlueOptions
1356 POS Plan and to increase
the employee life insurance
benefit to $20,000.00. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner Peters.
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Peters, there were no Special
Projects Payments requests.
Upon call by Chairman Pe-
ters for public comment regard-
ing County-Wide Voting, the
following individuals appeared
before .the Board.
William Humphrey dis-
cussed his opposition to Coun-
ty-Wide voting, stating tfat the
larger population on the south-
end of the County would be un-
fair because the south-end of
the County would control the
Marilyn Blackwell stated
that she is in favor of County-
Wide Voting, and there have
been 2 ballots regarding this
issue that received a majority
vote (in all districts except Dis-
trict 4) in favor of returning to
at-large, which should speak for
itself (this is not a North/South
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Peters, County Attorney McFar-
land discussed the process-that
will be followed in submitting
the petition to the Federal Court,
stating that the timeframe will

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be approximately 2-3 months.
He further discussed a letter he
submitted to each Commissioner
regarding there being no prece-
dents for 4 at-large districts and
1 single-member district within
the same County in the State of
Florida. After further discus-
sion between members of the
Board, the following individuals
appeared to comment.
Don Minchew discussed that
Wewa Search & Rescue has not
received the $75,000.00 dona-
tion (from St. Joe Company) that
was previously mentioned, and
he discussed County-Wide Vot-
ing, suggesting that the Board
place the 4/1 option on a bind-
ing referendum before adopting
it because the people voted to go
County-Wide for all districts.
Ben Vause discussed that
he is in support of County-Wide
Voting, but for all of the dis-
tricts, not the 4/1 option.
Commissioner Williams
discussed that he is unable to
make a motion to proceed with
a petition to the Federal Court
for County-Wide Voting in all 5
districts, because according to
the Roberts Rules of Order, one
of the Commissioners who voted
not to proceed with County-
Wide Voting would have to make
the motion (McLemore, Traylor
or Peters). Upon discussion by
Commissioner McLemore and
Commissioner Williams, Coun-
ty Attorney McFarland stated
that there is no such thing as a
"binding" referendum.
Doug Nowell polled -the
Board regarding who is in favor
of Single-Member District Vot-
ing, and suggested splitting the
County into North Gulf County
and South Gulf County.
Alfred Cutchin discussed
that this issue should be set-
tled among the members of the
Board, instead of spending the
money in Court.
Rich Brenner discussed that
3 Commissioners can control
all actions of the Board, and
Stated that there have been 3
referendums reflecting how the
citizens feel (2 that passed and
1 that failed due to associated
costs), but the Board has taken
no action.
Dennis Scully discussed
that he supports County-Wide
Voting because it will make all
Commissioners accountable to
all citizens, and will cut down
on "special interests."
D. T. Bridges discussed
that he remembers when there
was County-Wide Voting, and
he supports returning to at-
large. He further stated that
he should have the right to vote
for all Commissioners because
decisions they make involve the
entire County.
Raymond Burrows stated
that he supports County-Wide
Voting, and discussed Chair-
man Peters not supporting the
wishes of 67% of the voters of
Gulf County. He discussed "do-
ing away" with a County Com-
missioner if the voter count in
each district is not equal to what
it should be.
Danny Clayton stated that
he voted for County-Wide Vot-
ing, but not with the 4/1 option,
and he feels that if the Board is
going to proceed in this manner,
they should place this option on
a ballot for approval.
Commissioner Williams
discussed that he is unable to
make a motion to petition the
Court for 5-district County-
Wide Voting, but that unity is
what he ultimately wants for
Gulf County. Commissioner
McLemore discussed lack of
input at meetings from citizens
from Wewahitchka. because of
the distance and time change,
and suggested holding one of
the regular meetings at the Old
Gulf County Courthouse each
Raymond Wood inquired
about the Commissioners re-
turning telephone calls from the
public, and stated that he op-
poses County-Wide Voting with
the 4/1 option.
Freddie Crutchfield dis-
cussed that the 4/1 option is
unfair because 4 Commissioners

will have to run County-Wide,
while 1 remains single-member.
Upon inquiry, Commissioner
Williams discussed that Roberts
Rules of Order prevents him
from bringing up the total Coun-
ty-Wide option because he and
Commissioner Barnes were on
the losing side of the vote when
Commissioners McLemore,
Traylor and Peters motioned not
to proceed with County-Wide
Voting. Mr. Crutchfield stated
that they should change totally
to at-large or they should all re-
main single-member.
Upon inquiry and after
discussion by County Attor-
ney McFarland, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to waive
the Roberts Rules of Order on
this issue. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed 4 to 1, with Chairman
Peters voting no.
Tom Graney appeared to
discuss the public in general is
not in favor of single-member
districts, stating that County-
Wide Voting is needed to ensure
that all Commissioners are ac-
countable to all citizens, not just
to those who can vote for them.
After further discussion,
Commissioner McLemore mo-
tioned to petition the Federal
Court to return to County-Wide
Voting in all districts. Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion for discussion, stating
that this is contingent upon im-
mediately proceeding with the
4/1 option if the other Com-
missioners change their minds
and reverse this decision. The
motion then passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman Peters voting no.
Commissioner Williams
then withdrew his motion to pe-
tition the Federal Court for the
4/1 Voting option (in favor of
proceeding with petitioning for
all districts to return to County-
Wide Voting). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed 4 to 1, with Chair-
man Peters voting no.
County Attorney McFarland
stated that he will proceed with
the Federal Court petition to
modify the Consent Decree to
allow County-Wide Voting in all
5 districts.
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 6:30 p.m.,


NOVEMBER 8, 2005
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this.
.date in regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk
Karl Summers, Chief Adininis-
trator Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant 'Lynn Stephens,
Chamber-of Commerce- Director
Sandra Chafin, E.D.C. Director
Alan McNair, Emergency. Man-
agement Secretary Stephanie
Richardson, County Engineer
Bill Kennedy, G.I.S. Director
Larry Davis, Health Department
SAdministrator Doug Kent, Plan-
ner David Richardson, Assistant
Planner Jayce Sellers, Assistant
Public Works Director Jake
Lewis, Road Department Super-
intendent Bobby Kriee, T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett, Veterans'
Service Officer James Kennedy
and Sheriffs Office Captain
Bobby Plair.
Captain Plair' called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
County Attorney McFarland
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Chairman Peters led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous voted, the Board approved
the Consent Agenda, as follows:

1. Minutes October
25, 2005 Regular Meeting

October 31, 2005 Special

2. Inventory Chief
Administrator (Transfer KDS
Monitor to Veterans' Service Of-
fice / Junk View Sonic AGO)

Gulf County Probation
(Transfer 1997 Dodge Intrepid
to Sheriffs Office)

3. Invoice County
Attorney Timothy McFarland
(October, 2005 $6,097.50 to
be paid from Account #21314-
-3 Florida Department of Ag-
riculture (#19969 Fire Control
$9,475.74 to be paid

from Account #33022- 34000
/ #19970 County Forester As-
sessment *
$1,000.00 to be paid from
Account #63337-34000)
Government Services
Group (GSG) Impact Fee Study
(#05065- 9343 $16,800.00 to
be paid from Account #22313-
Harrison, Rivard, Zim-
merman & Bennett Legislative
Issues (#5045 $3,951.01 to
be paid from Account #21111-
Preble-Rish, Inc. Wil-
lis Landing Road (C.R. 382)
S.C.O.P. Project (#64145 *
$8,046.06 to be paid from Ac-
count #40641- 31000)

4. Invoices Due from
Over-Expended Budgets or will
create an Over-Expenditure:
Airgas South Gulf County
E.M.S. (#110872552 $112.80 *
to be paid from Account #51626-
Bay Medical Center Gulf
County E.M.S. (#92805 $90.00
to be paid from Account
Gulf County Public Works -
Fuel Reimbursement from Gulf
County E.M.S. ($316.30 to
be paid from Account #51626-
Gulf County Road Depart-
ment Fuel Reimbursement
from Gulf County Extension
Service ($280.69 to be paid
from Account #63237-52100)
James Kennedy Travel Re-
imbursement (St. Petersburg *
$4.08 to be paid from Account
Ramsey's Printing & Office
Supplies Human Resources/
Gulf County E.M.S./Veter-
ans' Service Office (#17514 *
$157.20 to be paid from Ac-
count #22513-51000 / #17552
$9.97 / #17672 $105.34
/ #17734 $25.95 /#17976 *
$142.90 to be paid from Ac-
count #51626- 51000 / #18560
$48.10 to be paid from Ac-
count #29153-51000)

5. Pay Rates Exten-
sion Service (Roy Lee Carter/
Mildred Melvin)

6. Special Projects
Payments, as follows:

Dist. 1 Howard Creek Fire
Department Donation
$ 300.00
Dist. 5 Bayside Lumber -
Cape Palms Park Boardwalk
$ 127.33

7. Travel '2006 Leg-
islative Conference (Stuart, FL *
.11/30-12/2, 2005)
2006 Governor's Hurri-
cane Conference (Fort Lauder-
dale May 8-12, 2006)
2006 National Hurricane
Conference (Orlando, FL 4/10-
9th Annual Rural Confer-
ence (Lake City, FL March 7-9,
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
the ordinance by title and called
for public comment, There-being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner McLemore motioned to
adopt the following-titled ordi-
nance. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
TION 163.3187, SPECIFI-
#01359-365R & #01359-370R,
*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk* '
County Attorney McFarland
reported that this ordinance
needs to be tabled due to ex-
cessive acreage (#03801-050R *
6.96 Acres S31, T6S, R11W).
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
ordinance governing land use in
Gulf County, County Attorney
-McFarland read the proposed
the ordinance by title and called
for public comment. There be-
ing no public comment, Com-
missioner Williams motioned
to adopt the following-titled
ordinance. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
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ings, 6X9ed prints stand paint- 1007 Tenth Street. Oper- $1250, 26ft glass show- South Gulf Drivers based on experience, fullbenefits.me Applicationsth APPLYt. Joe Marina. Port
all22414Humane Society,nc.to shaped desks$40 each,L County Drivers Needed Apply at 408 Garrison and a complete job de-
BED *A QUEEN Pillow support new animal shel- assorted steel storage Early Childhood Center for Rinker Materials Ready- Avenue, Port St. Joe. scription are available in Sunset Coastal Grill is
Top Mattress Set. New in ter. Store will be open cabinets, 229-4327 seeking qualified teachers. Mix Division. Drivers must our Human Resourcestin all positions. If you are iri-
plastic with warranty. Sac- Thur. Fri -and Sat. from This position will observe have Class A or B CDL Lic. General ice (1000 Cecil G. Costin all positions. If you are with a-
rifice $149. Can deliver. 10am til 2pm. Donations MISCELLANEOUS USED and enhance the develop- Best benefit package, paid LOCAL SECURITY COM- Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe), or terested in working with a
850-222-7783. (tax deductible) will be RESTAURANT EQUIP- ment of infants and tod- holidays, paid overtime. PANY Now hiring security at www.gulfcountygovern great team of people,
appreciated. Help with MENT CALL 258-2689 OR diers within the Early Head Apply: 1901 B. E. 15th St. officers in the PSJ area. ment.com ble experience for our cus-
BED- New King 3 piece larger items available. Call 813-3229 Start classrooms, as well PC or call 872-3510. Starting salary is $8 per
Pillow Top Mattress Set 227-1472 or 227-1103 --- as model appropriate DFWP/EOE. hour call 850-653-2866 or Applications will be ac- tomers, we would liketpe
with warranty, still in plas- caregiving skills for par- 850-896-2179 cepted until 5:00 p.m., talk to you. Apply in pet 602 Monument
tic, can deliver. $295 850- HUGE MOVING SALE ents and peers. Ms aE.T. on March 15, 2006 at (Hw 98) EOE M/F
.Sat, March 4th, 9am-? .erits and peers. Must be at DRIVERS General the Gulf County Human (Hwy 98) EOE M/F
545-7112. Sat. March 4th, 9am-? least 18 years of age and USAGeneral the Gulf County Human
Clothes: Men, Women, possess a minimum of an USA NOW HIRING CLEANERS Resources Office. For TOUCANS RESTAURANT
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chest, 2 nightstands. ALL collection of historical ro- willingness to further Readymix Drivers. Excel- taken Mon-Fri at Mexico Director Denise Manuel at an appointment 648-4301.
WOOD, retail $5,200. Sac- mance paperbacks, ar- education, OR currently lent wages and Benefits. Beach or Simmons Bayou (850) 229-5335.
rifice $1650. 850-222-9879 moire, table & chairs, enrolled in an Associate $500 Sign on Bonusi USA Offices No Phone Calls Gulf County enforces a
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lease 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
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'to all locations, 1/2 mile off
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security deposit.
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cated only blocks from
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$750 a month with deposit.
Call GCPS @ (850)
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beach. $750 a month with
deposit. Call GCPS @
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3 BR 2 BA MH with fire-
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large screen in porch,
utility shed, side by side
refrigerator, gas stove &
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3 BR, 1 BA in PSJ remod-
eled,washer/dryer, ch&a.,
dishwasher. $800 per
month. 651-325-7731
4 BR HOUSE, Port St.
Joe, partially furnished,
$1000 mo $1000 dep.
3 br, 2 full baths Dou-
blewide, only 4 miles from
beach, all appliances,
CH&A, pets negotiable.
$850 mo., 1st and last
month's rent. 647-5722

2 BR, 2 BA
$500 mo.+ dep. No smok-
ing, No pets. 648-5337.
furn'd, w/CH/A on outskirts
of Wewa. Util's furn'd. $675
mo, $675 dep. 648-5905

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2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
$235K negotiable.
850-762-3252 By Owner.
3 BA 2 BA large screened
back porch, on 6 acres of
land, with 3 ponds,
3 BR 2 BA brick, excellent
neighborhood, just been
renovated w/ many extras,
$400,000, 850-227-1932
4 BR 2 BA 1440 sq. ft.
Front deck, Rear screen
porch. Landscaped in '05.
Newly redecorated. 1994
DW. $260K 478-230-8178
Anxious Sellerl
on two lots, Has living
room, den, dinning room,
breakfast room, kitchen,
sunroom, patio. Located 3
blocks from Bay on corner
of 16th and Palm in PSJ.
$269k call 850-527-0607
Beacon Hill lot #4, rocked
driveway, $134,900. Lot
#6 double wide 3 br, 2 ba,
$169,900. Lot #8 rocked
driveway $134,900 or Buy
all 3 for $429,900. Call
850-647-3848 or 527-4164

the following property: 2
BR 1 BA Mobile Home
on 75'x150' lot located in
2nd block from the
beach. Auction will be
held on site at 242
Pineda Street, St. Joe
Beach on Saturday,
March 11th, at 2pm. Buy
this property@ 40-50%
below market price.

3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv-
ing room w/vaulted ceiling.
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound
deck. 2 blocks from dedi-
cated beach. $349,900
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile
home on corner lot.
Screened porch and deck.
Fenced in back yard.
$275,000. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty

Georgia. 3br, 2ba on
75x112 corner lot. Large
Florida room, screened
back porch. $275,000.
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
er beautiful 1/2 ac. 3 + 2
1/2 Cypress hm. Bu. 2000
pool + decking, sc porch,
outside shower, Ig laun.
rm, grnhse + workshop,
fully landscaped, sprinker
sys on timers, well for irri-
gation. Two biks from
bch., furn. too much to
mention $435k call
386-299-1871 Drive by 230
Bailey Ln.
$399,900 3br 2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully
furnished, Beachside of 98
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
3br/2ba, Beachside of
Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well
maintained, fully furnished.
Gulfview. $695,000. Joan
Lovelace, (850)527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 800-239-4959
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 1.25 acres. 15ft deep
fish- -pond, greenhouse,
screened porch, carport w/
work shop. $274,900 Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 2 acres, outside shed.
Near -Wetappo Creek,
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar-
bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa-
cious rooms Irg yard near
schools, town. Fireplace in
family room, screened
porch. $385,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire-
place, hot tub, 2 car gar-
age. $275,000. Joan Love-
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner
lot across from dedicated
beach. Florida room w/ un-
obstructed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or

Cape San Bias. Breath
taking views from this 3
br, 2 ba with fp. All furnish-
ing and appliances make
this ready for move in or
great Rental history.
$395k. Possible terms.
Call 262-249-0317
on great lot, Beacon Hill,
Happy Shack, 9111 Hwy
98, 2br/lba, $895K, listed
fsbo.com, ID#79739, or
call 478-808-6834
OCEAN VIEW, 1/4 acres
site, with pool at Indian
Pass, $399,000, terms
possible, 262-249-0317

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. Price reduced!
$1,500,000. Call Joan
Lovelace (Cell 527-2560)
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800) 239-4959.
General Commercial- Den-
sity should allow Duplex.
Gulf view & Beach access.
$695,000. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty or

Prime Property
*Great corner
*High Visibility
*High traffic count
*No height limits
Call Beth Williams
Shimmering Sands Realty
Adjacent properties
also available!

newly rem'd 3 br, 2 ba + 2
br, 2 ba. One fenced acre.
1105 Gray Ave. $499k
100% Gov't financing

990 ACRES + or North
Henry County. Outstand-
ing. investment property
with significant timber val-
ue. Excellent deer and tur-
key with food plots,
streams and very private
with cabin. Other timber.
and recreational properties
with excellent wildlife avail-
able. Murphy Realty.LLC.
Abbeville Alabama. call
888-545-9205 .

2 LOTS IN WEWA 170 Ivy
St. Lands Landing.$70,000
call for more information
850-639-2699 or 639-4231
5.18 Acres
Can possibly be divided
into 1/2 acre lots, Over-
street area, Sunshine
Farms Subdivision
Call William Wittington
ERA Neubauer RE
miles South of Wewa on
Hwy 71. Storage sheds,
water, & elec. Blueberry
bushes, pecan trees, &
.other fruit trees. Great lo-
cation to build on! $11OK
Owner Financing with 20%
down. Call 648-5905
Frontage, just N of Wewa,
.8 ac., commercial and
residential 850-639-2588
Bay City Rd. 1/ acre lot,
when other lots were -un-
der water, this lot was dry.
$36k Call 352-622-7574 or
MAKE OFFER on 4 acre
in Howard Creek. Two
beautiful ponds, barn,
deep well, and power,
Great home site or you
can subdivide. Originally
$299,000, CALL 827-2510

I 7150
NICE 2 + ACRES home
.site with pond. City water
available in Wewa. $55k
Very Nice! call
850-639-5123 or 814-2421
For Sale
Where inland meets the
Gulf of Mexico- deep in
Florida Hill Country. It's
Old Florida at its best.
Live oaks and long-
leafs, fields and pines,
rivers and bays. Land in
Northwest Florida. for
your own farm, ranch or
homestead. Multiple
lifestyle opportunities.
Only one number to call.
1.866.JOE.LAND, or visit


Bluff Subdiv. Very desira-
ble approximately 76x142
lot. Paved roads, New Or-
leans style lighting, ribbon
curling, brick entry, flood
zone, X. $229,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-648-5767., .

i 7150
SOUTHGATE Subdivision,
91x123ft lot for sale, ask-
ing, $129,000, Please call
,'do St. 75x130 Lot.
1$259,900, Seller Motivat-
ed. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
850-527-2560 or
ST. JOE BEACH Magellan
St., 2nd block, 75x150 lot,
$259,900. By Owner, call
St. Joseph Shores, within
the beautiful Wind Mark
Beach Development. If in-
terested call 850-647-5351

1995 double wide 3br, 2
bae on /2 acre. Motivated
seller, good condition for
$73,500 or best offer. Call

Duplex and .cottage with
2brs, 1ba. Motivated seller
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get your resting
heart rate is in
'the morning,
'before you get
out of bed. Take
-your pulse for
six seconds and
multiply by 10.
That number
will factor into
your target heart
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*of three days)
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Photos by TIM HACKER / Freedom News Service
ON THE RUN: Jeff Crosbie begins his training run, above. Before beginning, below,
Crosbie looks at his wristwatch, which calculates his heart rate.

Heart-rate monitors help athletes improve performance, but they may
be too much information for novices

Freedom News Service

Jeff Crosbie doesn't go
anywhere without his $400
heart-rate monitor.
"If I don't have it, I tend
to get lost," says Crosbie, an
avid runner whose monitor, a
black chest strap, transmits
real-time data to a wrist-
watch. By just glancing at
his wrist, the Gilbert, Ariz.,
resident can tell by his heart
rate if he's pushing himself
too hard or not hard enough.
After his workout, Crosbie
can upload the data saved in
the receiver to a computer


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and chart his progress.
"I'm a numbers guy," says
Crosbie, who has two engi-
neering degrees. Training
without a heart-rate monitor
"is like driving a car without
a tachometer or a gas gauge.
The monitor gives you such
good feedback, and people
need to see feedback."
Five million Americans
now train with a heart-rate
monitor _professional
athletes have used them
for years, but the device is
becoming more popular with
everyday exercisers, too.
Sales are up 20 percent, and
more than 3.5 million moni-
tors have been sold in the
past five years for as little
at $50.
If you're a fitness novice,
do you really need one?
"Unless you have heart
disease or are an elite ath-
lete, you don't need it," says
Richard Heuser, a cardiolo-
gist with the Phoenix Heart
Center. "There's a simpler
thing out there."
Heart rate is one of many
things that can tell you what's
going on in your body dur-
ing a workout. The harder
you exercise, the faster your
heart beats. If you're riding
your bike up a steep hill,
your heart rate will soar; if
you're going downhill, the
rate will drop.
Athletes and fitness buffs
who know their maximum
heart rate will train within
certain zones to maximize
their performance. There's a
specific zone for weight loss,
cardio and interval training.
If you want to lose weight,
you should keep your heart
beating within 60 percent to
70 percent of your maximum
heart rate for longer than 20
minutes, according to moni-
tor manufacturer Polar USA.
The most common method
for calculating your maxi-
mum heart rate is to sub-
tract your age from 220.
Heart-zone training helps
beginners keep from work-
ing too hard too soon and
giving up on their goals.
"I just loved it," says
Marcie Sain, 47, of the first
time she used a heart-rate
monitor. "I never felt winded
like I used to when I ran.
The. heart-rate monitor lets,
you know when you've gone
too far."
Sain, of Chandler, Ariz.,
later upgraded her basic
model for a monitor with a
global positioning system.
"I can tell you how far
I've run and set goals for the
pace I want to run in," she
The monitor also mea-
sures improvement. When
Crosbie began running, he

struggled through a 10-min-
ute mile and his heart rate
was at the higher end of his
target zone.
"Now I can have a conver-
sation and run at that rate,"
says Crosbie. "The whole
goal is to run longer and
'A heart-rate monitor is
a powerful tool if used cor-
rectly,", says Brian Collins,
director of training for 1st
"Unfortunately, the people
that benefit post are usually
experts or professionals at
what they do. Eighty percent
of the people who buy them
off the bat use them incor-
Collins, who trains ama-
teurs to compete in mara-
thons and triathlons, dis-
courages his beginners from
buying a heart-rate monitor
until they've learned enough-"
about their bodies.
"The beginners will
become slaves to the num-
bers, when they should learn
to feel themselves out more,"
says Collins.
Amateur athletes will
often train in a zone that is
inappropriate for their fitness
level, says Collins. Although
there are standards, target
heart zones are sometimes
specific to the individual.
Some aerobic athletes can
push their hearts past the
maximum rate used by oth-
ers as a target.
"It's going to give you a
general idea, that's all," says
Collins. "It's kind of like
jumping on a scale and the
scale says you weigh 200.
That number doesn't tell the
whole story. How much of
that is muscle? Fat? Water?
(Beginners) get wigged out
by the scale."
But others say that's-
why a heart-rate monitor is
Corey Cornacchio. direc-
tor of marketing for Polar,
says beginners don't know
enough about their bodies
to train well. A heart-rate
monitor,, he says, is like a
personal trainer on the wrist
that helps pace exercises so
they reap the most benefit
from their workouts.
Heuser suggests simply
taking your pulse for six sec-
onds and multiplying by 10
to get your heart rate by min-
ute. If you want to know if
you're working too hard, he
suggests singing "The Star-
Spangled Banner." If you
can't sing it, you're probably
working too hard.
"Your body will let you
know if you're going to kill
yourself," Collins says. "It's
like using the force. Turn off
the computer and feel."

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