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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 23, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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A Cut Above

By Despink Williams
Star Stff Writer
It was 8:30 a.m. at King's Barber Shop and the hair clippers
were silent.
With no customers in sight, Phillip King, the shop's 1
proprietor, reclined in the barber's chair, his long legs swinging
over the sturdy plastic arms.
These days north Port St. Joe is quiet and the Ave. E shop I
no longer teems with activity.
"Right now it ain't as'busy as it was," said King, who at age
80 retains the look of a gentleman barber, dressed in acrisp.
collared shirt and white shoes.
King cast his mind /back to the mid 1940s, when the ...
neighborhood buzzed with people and the business district
featured three grocery stores and numerous dance halls the
latter, King swears, he did not frequent.
"It was blowing up pretty good when I first came here," King
He had come to Port St. Joe at the urging of his uncle, who
found him work at the paper mill.
Afterputtingdown roots, Kingopenedthe Ave. Ebarbershop. ..
and worked afternoons and weekends when he was off from the
He had beeninterested in cutting hair since he was a young
boy living in Tallahassee.
"I'd been to a lot of barbershops. Sometimes I would wait
for my haircut and I'd be watching the man to see how he did
it," said King. "You see somebody doing something, you want
to do it."
He received his barber's license at a Chattanooga, Ten.
trade school.
To advertise his new business, King applied some creativity.
to his shop's exterior.
"I said, I've got to paint this thing where they'll know it's a Phillip King, 80, gives customer Johnny Bullock a trim inside King's Barber
barbershop." said King, who painted the shop's center column Shop. King has plied his trade in Port St. Joe for nearly 50 years.
in the red. white
-f..1V .and blue stripes of a barber's pole.
SBusiness picked up as the community came to know him. and he earned a good living
::charging $1 a haircut.
SI"[ used to cut quite a few people around here all of them practically," said King.
Many of his clients either died or moved away when the paper mill closed, and have been
replaced by a younger clientele.
# With the closing of Junior Davis' Martin Luther King Blvd. barbershop 12 years ago. King
is the only barber left in the neighborhood, with the exception of a few unlicensed "bootleg
"Some people like to cut on the porch. but I got nothing to do with that." said King. with
an amused grin. "They probably don't charge what I charge."
Shop Talk
Being a barber for nearly 50 years has sharpened King's conversational skills.
He is a natural storyteller, and his shop. with its paneled walls and vintage furniture, is
filled with stories.
., .MNI Behind him. on the work counter, rests the invention that saved King's health and prolonged
King takes a break from cutting hair to his career a vacuum tube attached to an electric clipper on one end and a hair-catching bin
relax on the porch of his Ave. E barbershop.
(See KING on Page 3A)

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Port Authority

Picks up the Pace
By Despina-Williams
Star Staff Writer
The Port St. Joe Port Authority is
crafting what chairman Allen Cox described
as a "realistic" strategy for beginning port
operations on a 47.5 acre parcel bordering the: -
Gulf County Canal.
The strategy, discussed at length at the
Port Authority's monthly meeting on Monday,
will include land acquisition, financing, the
formulation of a new master plan and a pact
of mutual cooperation with the Port of Panama -
"We're running on four tracks here, just -. -
as fast as we can," said Cox, who underscored -
the importance of having a new, streamlined-
master plan that will serve as a roadmap in -
the months ahead.
The Port Authority's previous master plan,'
adopted in the spring of 2003, included the,- -
old paper mill site and represented a financial .- -
commitment estimated at $100-300 million-
over a 15-20 year period.
The new plan will place an immediate focus
on the purchase, from the St. Joe Company,,
of a 47.5 acre canal parcel, identified,as.Parcel -
The Port Authority has an exclusive,
two-year option to purchase the property, as .
well as a 63 acre parcel north of the mill site,
called Parcel A. -
Parcel A cares a $23.5 million price tag,
and Parcel B, $4.5 million.
Cox defined certain immediate benefits to "
acquiring the canal property. -
The canal, which is part of the Intercoastal *'
Waterwvay system, is 125 feet wide and 12 feet
deep. and allows for the passage of shallow ,-
draft vessels such as small ocean- going
barges or ships.
Vessels entering the canal would access -
the existing 300-foot wide. 35- foot deep
shipping channel, which runs inside the tip of
the peninsula southward, and angles across
to the old paper mill site.
The Port Authority already owns an .'
adjacent 22-acre parcel on the comer of '
Industrial Road and U.S. 98.
Cox noted that the Parcel B property site
is also "readily improvable," with no significant
environmental issues, and would enable the

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t of Family Dollar Store last week. One person
transported to the hospital In Panama City for

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In a regular city council meeting Tuesday,
SMarch 21, the first order of business was
unanimously passing a motion to transmit for
review by the state Department of Community'
Affairs (DCA) proposed amendments to the
"city's comprehensive plan, pertaining to
the St. Joe Company's WindMark Beach
With no more than a handful of people
present, other than city officials, Preble Rish.
engineers and St. Joe representatives, the
council agreed to send three documents to
DCA by the end of the week for review by DCA
-and six other agencies.
The agencies have 60 days to review and
comment on the proposed amendments to the
'comprehensive plan, then the city can ask for
adoption of the plan. Sometime between June
20 and July 1 is the target date for adoption.
Marina Pennington. a consultant hired by
the city, spent several months preparing the
-" way for the amendments. An abbreviated form
of the document had already been reviewed by
DCA, who said there was no evident problem
with it.
St. Joe Company representatives
addressed the council, stating that they still
were workingon the WindMark Beach language
in reference to development restriction.
They had issues of concern with
Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP) storm water standards in certain areas,
and wetlands policies, but DCA had informed
them that they saw no problem with coastal
high hazard areas, and no problems with
In other business:
The city is currefhtly drafting a new
ordinance concerning the pickup of household
trash placed on the roadside. According to
Russell Sholz, the city's attorney, the city is
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he said, "this is changing." He also said the
new ordinance would be advertised so people
would know about the changes.
City manager Lee Vincent told the council
he wanted to hold several public meetings to
inform people, to "be a little proactive."
Golf carts on city streets was another
topic of major interest to the council. After
discussion the council set a workshop to
research issues such as liability, where the
carts could go, a needed traffic study, and
speed limits.
A motion unanimously passed to accept
the bid from Rick Lamberson for an approved
city website and annual maintenance of the
site. Council member Benny Roberfs saw
the upkeep by city personnel of a website as
"an albatross around our necks," but voted to
pass the motion although he stated, "I don't
like it."
St. Joe Comrn pany representatives presented
the schematic design for Jetty Park, the city-
owned property at the south side of the marina.
The company will provide improvements to the
jetty area as part of the land swap between
the city and St. Joe, in which St. Joe received
the property adjacent to the west side of the
marina. They will provide paving, striping,
landscaping, sidewalks, improved fishing
platforms, additional lighting, and public
restrooms for the area.
The council also passed a motion
unanimously to read and advertise the St. Joe
request to amend the land use plan for height
development standards, to allow uninhabited
structures to exceed 60 feet on a case-by-case
basis. Plans for the new town center by St.
Jbe call for clock towers and possibly other
structures to exceed the current 60-foot limit.
The amendments also asked for an increase
in allowable hotel rooms for the WindMark
Beach development, from 150 to 350 rooms,
in order, according to St. Joe representatives,
to attract a major chain hotel.

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Port to create a revenue
stream that could be
used to expand future
operations westward.
To finance the land
. acquisition, the Port
Authority has actively
. pursued legislative
appropriations and has
- courted the support of
Florida House Speaker
Allan Bense, Governor
Jeb Bush and other high
ranking officials.
Cox was confident that
the Port Authority would
receive appropriations

sufficient for land
acquisition and certain site
improvements including
land clearing, bulkhead
construction and some
"The appropriations
can take many forms, but
we expect to have funds
available," Cox said.
Cox expected the Port
Authority to purchase the
property by the end of
2006, with port operations
commencing sometime in
Underscoring the

importance of regional
partnerships, Cox briefed
board members on ongoing
discussions with Port
of Panama City director
Wayne Stubbs.
The Port Authority
has enlisted Stubbs' help
in developing parameters
for a mutually beneficial
working relationship,
as set forth in a draft
of a "Memorandum of
Understanding" made
available at Monday's
With Stubbs
confronting port capacity
restraints in recent years,
the Port Authority is
asking the Port of Panama
City to divert its shallower
draft cargoes to the Port
St. Joe facilities, allowing
Panama City to maximize
its movement of deep water
Developing Port St.
Joe's own deep water
capacity would require
additional permits from the
state and U.S. Army Corp
of Engineers, and is not-
within the Port Authority's
short-range plans.
Cox believes a strong
partnership between Port
St. Joe and Panama City
will only elevate Port St.
Joe's profile.
"A port with
regional significance,
in [the Department of
Transportation's] eyes,
will be received more
favorably," said Cox.
Port Director
Tommy Pitts has been
in communication with
Stubbs for 'the last four
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Stubbs receptive to the
partnership, he stressed
that the Port Authority "will
not absolutely depend" on
help from its neighboring
Pitts said the Port St.
Joe port will take advantage
of the many opportunities
made possible by trading
in a global economy.
"Most existing ports
are at or near capacity.
There is always a demand

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The Port Authority will
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and consultants Martin
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Sanchez, to begin the
updated master plan,
which Cox expects to be
completed in four months.
Without any formalized
marketing efforts, the Port
St. Joe port has already
generated several cargo-
related inquiries.
Pitts saidpotentialcargo
ranges from containers
and automobiles to other

The Port Authority is pursuing the acquisition, from the St. Joe Company, of the 47.5 acre Parcel B,
which fronts the Gulf County Canal, to commence port operations sometime in 2007.


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on the other.
King did not have the
machine when he first
opened the shop, nor did he
have the air conditioning unit
that keeps the small wooden
building cool in the summer
This made for a lethal
combination, and King soon
found himself- struggling to
breathe when tending to his
clients' hair.
"I'd be talking with
them and cutting hair, too.
I was getting short-winded
and wondered what was
happening to me," said King.
An X-ray revealed a dark
spot on his lungs and King
begged his wife Irene to pray
for him.
Irene took him to the
Church of God in Christ and
King knelt before the altar.
For reasons unknown to
him, Irene began punching
King in the back. One blow
dislodged from his lungs a
tightly coiled hair ball.
"It looked like, a
watermelon seed the way
it was fixed," recalled King,
who was left contemplating a
change in profession.
When a salesman from
a Mobile barber supply
company came to his shop,
King told him he was going to
"close the joint up."
When the salesman asked
for a reason, King's reply was
straight to the point.
"Man I've got hair in
The salesman showed
King the vaccum clippers,
which sucks hair into the
tube as soon as it's clipped,
and King has used the device
ever since.
He keeps the original
machine on a shelf in the
barber shop.
Firing the Big Guns
The U.S. government
nearly derailed King's career
a second time, when they
drafted him, just months
shy of his 26h birthday, for
service in the Korean War.
King had. been drafted
once before, at age 18. When
he eagerly reported to Camp

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Blanding in Tallahassee, he
was told he needed "to go
back home and grow some
He did not welcome the
second summons.
"I'm through with these
people," railed King, who was
busy supporting his family
and holding down his jobs at
the mill and barbershop.'
In Jacksonville, he did
his best to appear dim-witted
on the armed services'written
"I hit one here and one
over there," said King of the
multiple choice questions.
"I was trying not to .pass it,
'cause I didn't want to go into
the Army then."
When he finished the
test, King was pleased to be
sent to the porch "with the
other rejects," but he was
soon called back inside.
Despite' his best efforts,
King had somehow managed
a high score and was shipped
to California for U.S. Army
In California, King began
a lucrative business cutting
his fellow soldiers' hair and
discovered a natural talent
for marksmanship.
"I liked those big guns,"
said King. "I tried to learn
everything they told me."
His weaponry skills
earned the attention of Army'
leadership, and King entered
Korea as a 105 gunner.
Korea proved a foreboding
place for the homesick
"They was killing a lot
of, people there," said King,
whose assignment kept him
a good distance from the
front lines.
Given the elevation,
inflection, and range of the
opposing troops, King fired,
as many as six rounds at a
time from up to four miles
away. He never saw the faces
of the enemy.
SAfter a 13-month service,
'.King left the war without a
,When he returned to
Port St. Joe, he declined his
two weeks' down time and

reported for work at the mill.
King's Rules
When King began work
at the paper mill, he earned
$.52 an hour running the
corrugator machine at
Warehouse No. 1.
He later worked in the
plant's insulation crew,
handling shredded asbestos
and miraculously avoiding
severe lung damage.
When mill management
required King's services in
the evenings, they installed a
telephone at the barbershop,
with the number also ringing
at King's home.
When the mill called,
King told his customers to
return later in the evening.
His customers grew
accustomed to playing by the
A sign scrawled on
a yellow sheet of poster
board announces King's'
longstanding waiting policy:
"In order to hold your seat,
please remain in the shop
or the person will be next in
King, had grown tired
of running down restless
customers, and was
particularly intolerant of
those who mistook his shop
for a barroom.
"If you're drunk, you have
to wait til you get sober to
come back here," said King,
who also has a no profanity
Though he has a feisty
sense of humor, his values
are still old-fashioned.
"Ladies and children
come in here," he said.
Jack of All Trades
When King retired from
the mill in 1991, after 46
years, he kept the shop
open. ,
He still keeps a leisurely
schedule, workingWednesday
through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday is generally his
busiest day.
The shop has changed
very little over the years.
King still has the paper mill
telephone, and the number
still rings at his house.
He still uses the vacuum
clippers, still stands behind
the barber's chair wearing
his white collared shirt.

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Phillip King stands inside the electrical room of the St. Joe Paper Mill. King worked at the mill for
46 years while also cutting hair at his barbershop on afternoons and weekends.

It. could easily be the
1950s inside the shop, except
for the color tv and King's
wall-mounted "Masters Price
List," where hair cuts will
now cost you $11.
King doesn't have any
immediate plans to retire. He
vows to keep on working as
long as his health is good.
"Long as I can see good
and I ain't nervous," King
pledged. "But I ain't nervous.
If you're nervous, you can't
do no shaving like me."
At age 80, he remains
confident and curious,
and is always up for a new
King recently
reupholstered the leather on
his barber chair to match the
dark brown upholstery on his
customer chairs.
He is pleased with the
results, wears a big grin when
he examines his handiwork. .
Whether it's clipping hair,
handling assault weapons, or
reupholstering chairs, King
is forever the master of his
,"I can go into business
doing chairs when I get
ready," he said. "There ain't
nothing I can't do."

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the suits, the plaintiffs sue for
damages due to publicity that
allegedly places the plaintiff in
a "false light." Unfortunately;,
Florida law does not impose
the same limitations on these
legal actions as defamation (li-
bel) suits that require that the
suing party to prove that news
organizations knowingly pub-
lished false information about
the plaintiff. False light suits
essentially attack the same
thing as libel suits: a false por-
trayal of the plaintiffs.
Instead, recent court rulings
and jury verdicts have reward-
,d plaintiffs who simply felt that.
'he presentation of facts placed
1.hem in a false light, ultimately
harming their reputation in the
public's eye. Forget the fact that
t.he facts in the reports were ac-
titrate and most often based on
public records. The courts and
juries have ignored that simple
principle oflaw.

ness entity that dares to publi-
cize information obtained from
public sources deemed unflat-
tering to a plaintiff. In particu-
lar, businesses screening em-
ployees are subject to liability
for broadcasting or publicizing
such information in a way that
arguably places potential plain-
tiffs in a false light.
Banks, collection agencies,
credit reporting services, mort-
gage and title companies and

businesses selling

goods on

credit routinely conduct public
records investigations and re-
,port on financial histories and
assess the risk of individuals or
companies. Thus, they are vul-
nerable, as well.
False light litigation will not
go away, and maybe it shouldn't.
But we will argue that such law-
suits should be held to higher
standards of proof based solely
on truth.

To their credit, Sen.


Smith, D-Gainesville, and Rep.
David Simmons, R-Altamonte
Springs, have introduced legis-
lation that would clarify Florida
law in regards to false light and
bring some sanity to it. While
the pending legislation would
not do away with a Floridian's
right to bring a false light suit,.
it would require plaintiffs and
their legal counsel to prove so-
called harm was caused by un-
deriving false claims and that
the publisher or broadcast-
er knowingly falsified a story

S about mthe plaintiff.
Lest you believe we harp on a
this shortsightedness to protect Smithad Simmons
dnly our own interests.- and every Floridians thank
t'~lat would be enough as we ting this legislation on t
gather facts and report them We urge our local dele
to the public know that your support them in their
rews outlets are not the only to protect our news g
drnes at risk. False light litiga- rights and to protect
tibn also threatens any busi- business environment.

s for put-"
he table'.
nation to
r efforts'

by Kesley Colbert

Raymond Was

Ahead Of His Time!

Lunch was a treat in
mid summer of 1958. We'd
be down in the field hoeing
something or raking trash or
cleaning equipment or pulling
weeds or digging post holes.....
We'd break for corn bread
and brown beans or a stewed
green tomato sandwich and
pile around the porch to let
our food'digest before heading
back out. I wasn't big on the
beans or the "little too soggy
to suit my taste" green tomato
sandwiches. I did, however,
enjoy the thirty minute
Dad would flip on the
radio at 12:30. WHDM would
be coming on with the daily

"Swap and Shop" show. You've
heard advertisements and
claims of "the fastest hour in
radio"..... This wasn't it!
: Mr. Raymond White was
no Arthur Godfrey. And that
Marjorie Matson who "sat in"
when Raymond had to work
on the tower was awful!
Of course, it was pretty
tough to give, an Academy
Award winning performance
when you're reading, "For
sale, one Campo trolling
motor. Four horse power. New
propeller. Recently overhauled.
Was running fine last time it
was used. Eighteen dollars or
be t offer. The number to call
is EL-2-297."
"That's Luther Galimore's
.old motor." David Mark was
sprawled out across the steps.
"the last time it ran.was back
before the war."
SFor sale. Black Terrier
puppiess' two male and tv. o
females. \'eer friendly' they
will' make: 'wonderful pets.
They are not house.trained.
\We are asking fifteen dollars
for the males and three dollars
for the females. Come b\- and
see them at 1121 West College
Street in MNc Kenzie.'
We didn't even bother to
comment on this one. If that
porch we were resting on was
to collapse, we would kill about
'six ole hounds. We had all the
dogs we could afford! Besides.
we didn't buy dogs or cats. We
just "took in" all the ones that
showed up
"For sale. MNcCormick

middle buster one row\ bottom
plow." Dadd,'s. ears pricked
up. He wasn't listening to
this show for his health.
"Fourteenth inch point. High
weld three prong attachments
all in place. Used one season.
Forty dollars. The number to
call is EL-2-464."
Dad didn't need a forty
dollar plow.
"Want to buy, a
'submersible sump pump."
Raymond didn't just sale your
stuff, he'd help you 'with your
need list. "Would prefer a. 3
amp motor, or larger. Must fit
a 12 inch sump. Also, would
like automatic but will accept
manual switch. Must be in
good working order. Please
call TR-7-385.",
Shucks, we might have
made some money except we
didn't own a sump pump. If
the creek backed up on us, we
used buckets.
We would listen while Mr.
White "swapped and shopped"
horse harnesses complete with
collars and hames, kitchen
appliances, garden hoses,
paddle wheels, antique dolls,
dishes, bird cages, ironing
boards, bicycles, unused
paint, Browning automatic
shotguns, mules, fly paper,
sets of encyclopedias, box
kites and a' partridge in a pair
Our favorite part was
when someone would call in
,on the air. "Raymond, is that
"Yes ma'am, what would
you like to sell today?"
"How is Estine doing?"
"She is' doing just fine,
Maude what do you have f6r
us this afternoon?"
"Your boys doing o.k.?"
With Raymond, it was
mnore often than not, "swap,
shop....and talk."
When, we were in high
school Buddy'Wiggleton called
up one time and tried to
"put on" a date with Mary E
Pendleton. For eight dollars,
or best offer, you could take
"vivacious and lovely" Maar'
E. to the Sadie Hawkins
Dance. Fortunately,.Mr. White
recognized Buddy's voice
and nixed the whole deal. He
also knew Manr. He realized
something was amiss when
"vivacious" and "lovely" were
used in the same sentence

with Mar, E.
Pan-, Collins would
advertise for a math tutor. We
were never quite sure if Pam
really needed help or if she
was trying to get someone to
take her to that same dance!
One spring Arnold
Freemont listed his Ford
Falcon on the show. His son,
Brake, had just about run the
axles off of that thing. He'd
jump that big ditch between
George Sexton's and the
swimming pool near 'bout
every night. It didn't .have
second gear. And enough
French fries and cherry coke
had been spilled in the back
seat to fill a small tanker car.
We laughed at the thought of
someone getting stuck with
one worn out Falcon! Best I
remember it was $750 or best
offer. We all liken'd to have
fainted when one of the Snider
brothers from down at Gleason
bought that car.
Several years later I
graduated from college and
,pulled into the Dairy Bar to see
if any of the old crowd was still
around. Rick Sniderwheeled
up in Arnold's old car, bought
a milkshake, waved to me and
was off into the night....
I reckon Raymond White
emceed the "Swap and Shop"
hour on WHDM from about
the- time I was born up until
the mid,1980's or so. Someone
pointed out that individuals
trading and swapping .'on .
their own" was way out dated.
And even more' 'than that, it
was kind of a hick thing to do.
Movies and t. v. shows made
un .of such backwards people.
It was just so un-cool, and
small towTnish. \VHDM started
programming "Entertainment
News" in that time period.
I didn't dare tell anyone
that we'd, even ever listened
to such a show---much less
bought anything "off the
radio". I was ashamed that
Daddy tuned in. every day.
The whole process seemed
so silly and antiquated and
out-moded and 'a; waste of
everybody's time....'
Until 'eBay 'stole Mr.
Raymond's idea and is making
a hundred million dollars a
week off of it!

R y .you cou.
ecil Ray Pippin so bad,
By Jamie Lester he kept
SWhen I was a little boy, me to b
always enjoyed staying at the odor
mn grandparent's house on long for
1iarvin Avenue in Port .St. begin sr
yqe. They lived in a house on and the
t corner of 18th Street and dog pen
Minrv-m Avenue. .mess, I'
Their house ws, an older, Mygran
brick home that was built :"Hell Ma
'the 50's. The windows were Granny'.
j ousie type, and on most. too, and
'txcasions, my grandparents morning
ould keep them -open, Like
basically because they had no pack of.
ar-conditionmg. During those got on"
ties, you couldn't help but the neig
eep under the odor of the one on
.per mill and chemical plant. one could
S though. those. smells were he had a
.'ft the greatest, the odors to at the ,c
rie were bread and .butter, he loved
Sjd later college; however, the dog,
some occasions, a quite neighbor
ferent smell, came through hunter a
E lot stronger than the bread After th
ajd butter scent. the neig
On this particular night, I' went ou'
spelled the most awful' odor

of the

Id imagine. It smelled
and while I lay by'
jddy as he read a book,
making noises, leading
believe he did not like
r either. It didn't take
r my grandmother to
selling the sam9 odor,
:n she started: "That
is the worst smelling
m calling right now!"
ddaddy always replied,
nrie, don't say nothing."
s response was, "I am;
i I'm not.. waiting 'till
e a deer running from a
dogs, my grandmother
the phone and called
hbor. This man'was
the greatest neighbors
[d ever have. However,
small dog pen located
orner of his yard and
those dogs. He raised
s to quail hunt. The
r was quite, a quail
nd loved to fish as well.
he, conservation with
hbor, this gentleman
it and cleaned that pen

at 11:00 p.i
same night.
This m
to be a goo
occasion, he
camp on tI
and drink
failed; before
get in an ar
caught the n
this man ar
argued abo
number one
my grandda
of friends.
would alwa3
cold day be
more fish t
say, "Ed, yo
Well, 1
about one
man had.
,up to the '
the Brother
surgery. Yoi
Marie was t
This man ca
and wanted
to perform

Rivers, La]
rri. or later on that gentleman %was fly-fishing and
the flygot caught in his ear. 'He
nan also claimed claims he hung a big fish and
Ad fisherman. On it spit the;fly back at him and
would stop by our- caught him on the ear. If I'm
he Brothers River not mistaken, my grandmother
coffee. It never could not perform the
e he left, he and my operation. I think she passed
(. Ed Wynn) would out, either from the blood or
gument about who from the story telling this man
adst fish. Although was. doing. My granddaddy
nd my granddaddy cut the fly out and with all the
nut who was the yelling and commotion,' you
fisherman, he and would have thought the Gulf-
iddy were the best County Sheriff's Department
My granddaddy would soon arrive!
ys say, "It will be a Well, that's what you
fore you can catch get when you go to the river-
ian'me." He would hospital to see my granny.
:u know that's not You could say she might be
a little like Granny on the
let me .tell you Beverly Hillbillies. Hpwever,
fishing trip this Jed, or let's say Ed Clampett,
One day, he came' performed the surgery as a
'river hospital" on true sportsman would have
rs River for some done.
u know the one: Dr. This leads to another fish
he head physician. story when he took my mother
ame up to the dock fishing at Odeana. He knew
,my grandmother the fish were biting. Since my
surgery. See, this mother was a neighbor as well,

kes & Woods

and this man was like family,
she went. It was the fish story
of a lifetime. .
Once they got to the
landing, this, man got stuck.
Finally, they got in the boat and
headed across the lake. After
all the bragging about where
he thought the fish were, he
finally got there and ended up
catching nothing. So, -the big
fisherman decided to fly-fish
on the other side of the lake
and they went back. The ride
was like the log flume ride at
Miracle: Strip Amusement Park
except they got wetter. If you
go across Lake Wimico, you
know how the wave action is,
especially on a windy day.
After reaching the
other side and being totally
drenched, they, started fly-
fishing. According to him, it
was great fly-fishing and you
could catch one right after
the other. However, when they
arrived, the wind was blowing
like a Class II hurricane. -Then
he started catching them. He
caught big ones, little ones,
some which weighed from one

pound to hundreds of pounds,
which actually broke his line.
Yes, this man, caught every
limb, stump and tree for the
next hour.
After- the trip .was over,
he had caught one fish. and
stated, "Velma is nbt going to
believe this." She might not
)believe it but my granddaddy
probably wouldl- As for my
mother, she raced to' Aliene
Abrams to get her hair done
since she had been in a Class II
hurricane, drenched from iain
and dodging the lethal fly and
praying he would not hook her
ear like he did his own.
What kind of man would
get up anq clean a dog peri
':at 11:00 at night? What kind-
of man could tell you all you
needed to know about fishing
and hunting? What kind of man
could raise four great children
and loves his grandchildren?
Let me describe him to you.
He's a man that kept his
family in church; a man that
loves his wife and family; a

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man that loves the Lord and
is dedicated to Oak Grove
Assembly of God; and a man
with a good heart, kind spirit
and a friendly disposition. I
am talking about Cecil Ray
Cecil Ray Pippin is truly a
wonderful guy and I will always
remember him as my neighbor
Sin St. Joe. I also remember
Kyle and Sissy swimming in
granddaddy's pool and the fun
times we shared, not just as
neighbors, but also as family.
When my granddaddy passed
away, Craig and Kyle sang at
his funeral, and the many
memories shared by both
families brought tears of joy
to my eyes. Cecil Ray loved
my granddaddy as a brother
and my granddaddy loved
him as well. Although they
were separated by a chain link
between their yards, the caring
these two men had for one
another will not be forgotten.

Ra~nk Suinnorts

CMS Newborn Hearing Program Selected To Participate In New Initiative

The Children's Medic
Services (CMS) Newbc
Hearing Program was sele
ed by the federal Mater
and Child Health Bure
and the National Initiat
for Children's Healthcare
participate in a new progrn
intended to improve follc
up care to the newborn he,
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"The newborn period i;
critical time in life for det
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LU- "A P A"" L Dear Editor
I would like to comment
Statue South on the St. Vincent Island
issue. I represent a family of
rd member George Duren (left) 4, which represents both sides
ght), recently presented Three of the pendulum. Two of us
. president Jimmy Mosconis being hunters, and two of us
he construction of a 7-foot tall being lookers/hikers. I mostly
Three Servicemen Statue. use the refuge for hunting,
depict the servicemen from the but also have-used it to pass
ie wishes of Hart's widow, will on a heritage to a younger
riall Plaza in Apalachicola. generation. When my son and
its kind. I go to the island, we not only
75,000, with an additional hunt but we also do a lot of
sts, including site preparation/ observing.
g of the statute. This brings me to the
ion has raised over $300,000 problem at hand, which was
pport and a lot of enthusiasm," stated in several previous
articles. One of those being
y accepting donations, which the mass fish kill of the hand
man Statue South, PO Box 68, painted bream only found
in our area of the state. The
350) 653-1318 saga just got worse with the
hog kills and the decline of
the young deer by the wolves.
My question to everybody is
From Page 4A what else can this biologist do
wrong? At one time Turkeys
In heaven, there are no fences, were so prevalent on the Island
Cecil Ray, and I know my they were used to stock other
granddaddy is still fishing parts of the State. Due to two
along side of Earnest Lightfoot back to back hurricanes in
and many other good friends 1985, the turkey population
he generated through his years was completely wiped out.
in Port St. Joe. Since then the biologists
This man called Cecil have not bothered to try a
Ray Pippin is truly a legend of restocking program for. the
the rivers, lakes and woods. Turkeys on the Island. I too
This is proven through the have seen a lot more deer hair
many years of quail hunting in the wolf's feces, leading me
and fishing on the Brothers to believe that the wolves have
River. It is also proven by his a big impact on the workings
disposition and kind spirit. I of the Island.
salute you, Cecil Ray. I think I have walked in Mr.
As for the fly that was Tyre's tracks seeing first hand
caught in Cecil Ray's ear; it is these facts. I will have to stand
on display at the St. Joseph with and hold the line with
Museum. The cost to see the Mr. Tyre with these facts and
fly is 5 cents and all proceeds many more in his comments.
go to the Cecil Ray Pippin I believe if the biologists
Foundation. for Advanced Fly continues at this rate, whether
Fishing Techniques (The Do's you are a hunter or a looker/
and Don'ts of How to catch hiker, you will have a hard
Anything Except Fish, Such as time seeing anything. This is
Limbs, Stumps and Trees common bond between-botl--
groups, being able to observe

Secretary of Health for CMS,
Joseph J. Chiaro, M.D.
"Participating in this initia-
tive will help us identify and
treat children with hearing
disorders at birth before they
negatively impact a child's
Hearing loss is the most
common birth disorder in new-
born children with approxi-
mately 600 babies born each
year in Florida with some
degree of hearing loss. Over
6,000 children in Florida fail

he Editor ...

the different animals.
What I think the people are
seeing is a total unacceptable
performance by the biologist or
the management's total lack of
control of this situation. The
Island needs the peoples help.
I for one call for an investigation
of these allegations by a higher
US Fish and Wildlife services
ttidt just the locals.
In closing, I went onto the
refuge website to see their info.
I came to an important part
of the refuge info, which was
the mission statement. Their
message is: To administer a
national network of lands and
waters for the conservation,
management and where
appropriate, restoration of
the fish, wildlife and plant
resources and their habitats
within theUnited States for the
benefit of present and future
generations of Americans." In
reading this, it appears to me
they are going against their.
cause. This says it all, we
must act now.
It's for the you and me's,
and then and those of the
future, to give them this to

Hunters, Hikers/Lookers
of now and the future
John Snyder

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will also involve many other
Children's Medical Services
programs including the
Newborn Screening Program,

their hearing screens. The
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Through educational work-
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This new initiative seeks
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College Students Enjoy an Alternative Spring Break

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Wading in the marsh is
-riot a typical Spring Break
activity, but these weren't
your typical Spring Breakers.
As their peers relaxed on
the couch or on the beach,
,12 civic minded University
of Georgia students engaged
in a week-long community
service project at the Buffer
The students were
"Alternative Spring Breakers"
-who chose fellowship and
productivity over alcohol and
bad behavior.
" Alternative Spring
SBreak programs promote
volunteerism and social
awareness and are offered at
hundreds of universities and
high schools throughout the
On the University of
Georgia campus, the program
is popular, but can raise
eyebrows, particularly when
talk turns to marsh-wading.
Pallie Davis, a junior and
one of the trip's leaders, said

her friends' typical response
to her Spring Break plans
was: "Are you crazy?"
This was Davis' third
Alternative Spring Break
adventure. Last year, she
and fellow travel mates Sarah
Burch and Chris Ditman
helped with hurricane relief
on Grayton Beach.
Davis, whose family
vacations each year on Cape
San Blas, organized the
trip and was in constant
communication with the
Buffer Preserve's Jean
Huffman, who welcomed the
students' help.
Last week, the students
lodged at the Buffer Preserve
Center, and paid only $120 for
meals and accommodations.
The day after their arrival,
Huffman put the students to
One group took down
nearly two miles of fences
surrounding a marshy, 500-
acre former hunting lease
while a second group helped
a doctoral student measure
and plot plant growth on the

The students also pitched
in at the St. Vincent Island
National Wildlife Refuge.
Last Monday, two
students stayed behind to
help repair planks on the
Buffer Preserve Center deck
while 10 students went back
to the marsh to tackle the
"We're going to try to make
a big dent in it for them," said
Davis, who was dressed in a
bandana and high wading
The group's 10 girls
took a welcome break from
grooming. They traded
makeup and perfume for
sunscreen and bug spray.
Ditman was pleasantly
surprised by her
transformation from a proper
girl to a sweaty laborer.
"I never would've thought
of myself as working in the
mud, because I like to be
clean," said Ditman. "It's a
great way to step out of the
box a little."
It was also a great way to

make friends.
Many of the students on
the trip had never encountered
each other on campus.
Their majors were as
diverse as Spanish, Biology
and Consumer Journalism.
"It's easy to get to know
people if you're working with
them 24 hours a day," said
The students had an easy
rapport, 'cultivated in part
from Marco Polo games in the
"It looks like you're in
the middle of the jungle out
there," said Ditman, one of
the game's main instigators.
The. students enjoyed
their view from the Buffer
Preserve and were treated
warmly by Preserve staff.
They relished a much-
deserved rest on Friday, when
they spent the afternoon
kayaking, canoeing and biking
at the state park enjoying a
bit of tradition in an otherwise
Alternative Spring Break.

Twelve University of Georgia students spent last week at the
Buffer Preserve as part of their school's "Alternative Spring Break"
program. Pictured, (in front row): Courtney Geter, Pallie Davis, Laura
Benson and Ling Taing. (Back row): Sarah Burch, Ashley Dugan,
Chase Black, Julia Shuchard, Sylvan Cox, Stephanie Hunczak, Mansi
Sheth and Chris Ditman.

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100 Club Sets Member-get-a-Member Drive Florida's Homeowner Insurance

The Board of Trustees of
The 100 Club of Gulf County
at their semi-annual meet-
ing on March 6 authorized
a member-get-a-member pro-
gram to bring The Club mem-
bership up to the 100 member
goal The Club needs to meet
any emergency resulting from
the death of a public safety
person in the line of service.
Mailings are going out to the
.members at this time with
applications and return enve-
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Club is urged to sign up one
additional member. For each
person the member spon-
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complimentary membership
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family for one year.
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State of' Florida to provide
financial assistance to the
families of public safety per-
sonnel who may die in the line
of service. Members pledge to
support The Club with an
annual contribution of $100
that is tax-deductible. Each
member is issued a bumper
sticker and a membership
card to signify their support.
Membership is not intended
as insurance against traffic
At their meeting on
March 6, the Trustees also
approved a final version of
the Corporation's By-Laws
prepared by Charles Costin,
Esq., general counsel, and
received a financial report
prepared by Ralph Roberson,
CPA, the Corporation's trea-
surer. Other general busi-
ness of the Corporation was

also reviewed by the Trustees,
who fixed the annual meeting
of members to be held at the
St. Joe Country Club on Oct.
16 with a three meat barbe-
cue by Paul Gant, a member
of The 100 Club.
100 Club Chairman,
Peter H. Burgher, said, "The
member-get-a-member drive
should help The 100 Club of
Gulf County get up to its goal
of one hundred members and
move us towards financial
strength to meet any emer-
gency. Even though Gulf
County has not yet expe-
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of service, with increasing
urbanization and growing
population it might unfortu-
nately happen at the time.
We want to be ready to help
the families of our public
safety personnel".

Call To Artists: Juried Arts Competition

The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum
of Art in Biloxi announces
a juried, arts competition,
"George Ohr Rising", available
to professional artists in the
Gulf States region: Mississippi,
Louisiana, Alabama, Texas,
and Florida, and also for art-
ists displaced from the Gulf
Coast during the hurricanes of
2004 and 2005.
Deadline for entries is
June 1, and the three slides
may be mailed to: Ohr-O'Keefe
Museum of Art, 136 G.E. Ohr
St., Biloxi, MS 39530. Entry
fee is $15 for a total of three
slides. Work must have been
created in the past two years,
and niay be offered for sale at
a 50 percent commission. "
Prizes will be awarded
in the categories of Ceramics
and of All Media. Mississippi
native William Dunlap is the
juror. The show will open at
the Jefferson Davis campus
of Mississippi Gulf Coast
Community College with a
reception for artists and the
public on Friday, August 25,
and will end September 25.
A prospectus will be avail-
able at the website, www.
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programs through the Ohr-
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As a result of last year's
unprecedented four-hur-
ricane summer, Florida's
homeowners are feeling the
crunch over homeowner
insurance statewide. Many
national insurance companies
are refusing to write hom-
eowner's insurance policies
in the state. Homeowners
are forced to cope with policy
cancellations and skyrocket-
ing premiums. .With insur-
ance companies canceling
policies and refusing to write
policies, homeowners are lim-
ited in their options.
Tallahassee is hearing
the desperate call for help.
"The eight hurricanes
since August of 2004 have
cost the insurance indus-
try billions in insured losses
causing insurance premi-
ums to go through the roof,"
GCCDC Executive Director
Dannie Bolden explained.
"Like so many other commu-
nities we dre faced with this
crisis. The issue is how can
we help our citizens hold onto
their homeowner's insurance.
Many SHIP mortgage holders
are struggling with finding
homeowner's insurance due
to national insurance compa-
nies canceling their policies."
In response the Gulf
County Affordable Housing
Coalition and the Gulf County
Community Development
Corporation (GCCDC) have
invited Lauren Cain, Bureau
Chief for Consumer Outreach
of the Florida Department of
Financial Services, Division
of Consumer Services to
come speak on Homeowner's
Insurance Reform at the
March 24 Coalition monthly.
"Ms. Cain works for
Florida Chief Financial Officer
Tom Gallagher who has taken
the lead on this issue since

Hurricane Andrew," said
Last year, CFO Gallagher
successfully pushed through
the legislature a single
deductible for each hurricane
season to help homeowners
hit by more than one storm
per year. This legislative ses-
sion CFO Gallagher's propos-
als aim to keep insurers from
leaving the state and rein in
premiums. Insurance reform

is the primary focus this leg-
islative session.
"We need to know what
the State Legislature is doing
on this issue to give our hom-
eowners some relief," said
The Gulf County
Affordable Housing Coalition
meeting is Friday, March 24,
at 11 a.m. in Fire Station 1
next to the Port St. Joe City

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First District Loss

The Port St. Joe High
School baseball team
endured two disappointing
losses this week, with a dis-
trict defeat and another loss
on their home turf.
Friday, March 17
Port St. Joe 0,
Liberty 10
The Sharks suffered
their first district loss last
Friday to Liberty, bringing
their district record to 2-1.
The Sharks committed
seven errors and posted no
runs, and were easily defeat-
ed by Liberty 10-0.
Pitchers Matt Gannon
and Andrew Furr gave up
five runs a piece, and the
Sharks committed seven
errors to Liberty's zero.
Saturday, March 18
FL High 2,
Port St. Joe 1
Though Justin
Henderson pitched well
-enough for the Sharks to
win Saturday's game against
Florida High, the Shark's
.could not get enough runs

for the victory.
Matt Gannon

Austin Peltier home in the
drove second with a sacrifice fly

for the Sharks'
the game.

only run of

Fourth Annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament

The Port St. Joe Marina
and the Port St. Joe Lion's
Club are proud to be host-
ing the 4th annual KIDS WIN

Saturday, April 15.
Many local businesses
individuals are .sponsoring
this event through donations
and contributions, though

sponsors are still being
sought to support the event.
The event is open to all
youngsters ages 3 through
16, with the first 200 regis-
trants receiving a new rod &
reel, tackle box, and goodie
bag. The registration fee will
be minimal so all KIDS WIN
just by entering. There will
be first-, second- and third-
place trophies awarded in 6
fish species.,
A youngster may only be
entered by an adult with reg-
istration to begin April'
1 and end at 6 p.m.
Friday evening, April 14 at
the Port St. Joe Marina.
On Friday evening at
6:30 p.m. ET a meeting will
be held at the marina to
review rules and information.
Fishing will take place from
7:00 a.m. through 12 Noon
on Saturday, April 15th, with
weigh-in and refreshments to
begin immediately thereafter.
This is an "In-Shore" /
"Near Shore" / "Intra Coastal
Waterway" fishing event (no
more than five miles from
shore and to include fish
caught in the ICW). Kids can
fish alone or with an adult
(the child must "reel-in" the
fish). Fishing can be from
a boat, dock, pier, wading,
beach, or shore.
Look for additional infor-
mation in the weeks to come
and make plans' to attend
this exciting family event.

Select Shot Golf Tournament
The Port St. Joe Chapter of Kiwanis International is hosting its annual Select Shot .Golf
Tournament on April 29 at 1 p.m. (EST) at the St. Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Entry fee is $50 per person and $200 per foursome, and includes green fee, golf cart and a
hamburger/hot dog cookout for player and guest.
Prizes are as follows: First place, $300; Second place, $200; and Third place $100.
All proceeds benefit Kiwanis Club community projects.
To register, please contact Kathy Balentine at (850) 229-6550 or Pauline Pendarvis at (850)
229-8261 x 113.

Port St. Joe High School



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Lady Gators' Winning Streak Ends

The Lady Gators ended
their winning streak with a
loss last Friday to Lakeland
McKeel in the Tallahassee
Lincoln Invitational, but

continue to make a strong
impression on the diamond.
Coach Coy Adkins praised
his athletes' strong defensive
plays and reliable pitching

throughout the invitational
and in Monday's victory over
"I felt like we played some
bigger schools and saw some
good pitching, and I feel like
we got a lot better," he said.
The Lady Gators (15-1)
play rival Port St. Joe next
Friday, March 17
Wewahitchka 6,
Wakulla 2
The Lady Gators scored
an easy 6-2 victory over
Wakulla in Game 1 of the
Lincoln Invitational, with
Samantha Green, Hannah
Price and Samantha Rich all
scoring two runs.
Green pitched the first
five innings, with Rich taking
over in the sixth.
Friday, March 17
Wewahitchka 0,
Lakeland McKeel 15
An excess of errors
resulted in the Lady Gators'
first lost of the season, when
the team was defeated 15-0
by Lakeland McKeel in Game
2 of the Lincoln Invitational.
Rich gave up six runs in
four innings, and Summer
Grice had the team's only
Saturday, March 18
Wewahitchka 3,
Ocala Forest 2
In the third game of the
invitational, the Lady Gators
defeated tenth-ranked 5A

Wewahitchka Track Team Wins Big

At Bristol
The Wewahitchka High
School boys track team placed
1st in the meet at Bristol and
the girls team placed 2nd.
The boys 4 X 800 team
placed 1st (Josh Lollie, Trey
Goodwin, Alex Lewis, .&
Quentin Smith), 3rd in the
4 X 100m (Shane McDonald,
Shawn Rich, Alex Jones,\ &
Brad Udell), 1st in the 4 X
400m (J J Roberts, Josh
Lollie, Michael Weeks, & Billy
Naylor), Billy Naylor 1st in the
1600m, Matthew Miller 2nd
in the 1600m, J J Roberts
1st in the 200m & 2nd in the
100m, Daniel Chambers 2nd
in the 800m, Michael Weeks
1st in the 100 hurdles, and
Shawn Rich 2nd in the 100.
The girls placed 1st in
the 4 X 800m (Arielle Bragg,
Katie Loyd, Hannah Adkins
& Ellen Manor), 1st in.the 4
X 400m (Ellen Manor, Hali
Price, Meleah Lister & Brandi
Whitfield), Meleah Lister 2nd
in the 100 hurdles, Brandi
Whitfield 3rd in the 100 hur-
dles, Ellen'Manor 1st in the
triple jump, Meleah Lister 2nd
in the triple jump, and Ellen
Manor 1st in the 800m.
We will have a home meet
on March 15, 2006.
At Home
The Wewahitchka track.
team hosted a home meet
on March 15, 2006.- Those
attending were Bozemdn,

Cottondale, Grand Ridge,
Sneads, & Port St. Joe.
The boys' team placed
1st and the girls team placed
Ben Holley placed 3rd in
the shot put & 2nd in the
discus, Josh Lollie 1st in the
400 m, J J Roberts 2nd in
the 100m, 1st in long jump,
& 1st in the 200m, Shane
McDonald 2nd in the pole
The 4 X 400 team
placed 1st (Trey Goodwin,
Billy Naylor, Josh Lollie, J
J Roberts), Chris Murphy
1st in the 3200m, Daniel
Chambers 3rd in the 3200m,
Billy Naylor 1st in the 800m
& 1600m, Trey Goodwin 2nd
in the 800m, 1st in the high
jump & 1st in the triple jump,
Michael Weeks 1st in the
300h & 110h, Shawn Rich
2nd in the l10h & 300h.
The 4 X 800 placed 2nd
(Chris Murphy, Alex Lewis,
Kevin Strickland, Daniel
For the girls, Arielle Bragg
-placed 1st in the 3200m,
Hali Price 3rd in the 200m,
Danielle Stanley 1st in the
800m, Leigh Ann Mayo 3rd in
the discus &, 3rd in the shot
put, Meleah Lister 1st in the
300h, 3rd in the high jump
& 3rd in the 100h, Brandi
Whitfield 2nd in' the 300h
& 1st in the 100h, Natalya
Miller 1st in the 1600m, 1st
ir the triple jump, Heather
Simmons 1st in the pole

vault, and Anisa Chaudhry
2nd in the pole vault.
The 4 X 800 placed
2nd (Arielle Bragg, Heather
Simmons, Leigh Anne Mayo,
Hannah Colberson), 4 X 400
placed 2nd (Natalya Miller,
Meleah Lister, Hali Price,
Brandi Whitfield).
On March 18, 2006 the
pole vaulters went to the
Ram Relay, where Shane
McDonald placed 1st and
Heather Simmons placed

Shane McDonald, a
Wewahitchka High School senior,
placed second in the pole vault
at the March 15 track meet and
first in the March 18 competi-

Ocala Forest, 3-2, with Misty
Robbins driving in the win-
ning run in the ninth inning.
Robbins' sister, Mandy,
had an RBI double in the
fifth to tie the game, and Rich
lent her talents to the pitch-
ing mound and made an RBI
single in the eighth.
Saturday, March 18
Wewahitchka 4,
Brooksville Hernando 0
The Lady Sharks' victory
over Brooksville Hernando
in Game 4 marked Coach
Charles Fortners' 300th fast-
pitch win.
Rich hit her third home-
run of the season, and Green
pitched 5 1/3 shut-out
innings and also had two
Monday, March 20
Wewahitchka 6,
Rutherford 2
Price hit a 2 out, 2 run
single in the bottom of the
fifth to give the Lady Gators
the lead over Rutherford
Monday night, with Green,
Megan Peak, Leighann Mayo
and Tori Bowles each con-
tributing singles.
Rich pitched an excellent
game, giving up four hits and
striking out seven.

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earthquakes, hurricanes,
wind storms, wildfires,
volcanoes, landslides, etc. it
can respectfully be suggested
that no planning is truly
comprehensive until mitigation
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and a plan for recovery from
major natural disasters is in
-Institute of Business and
Home Safety (IBHS)

Natural phenomena

such as hurricanes, floods,
wildfires or earthquakes
are only "disasters" when
people and property are
affected. One important way
to minimize risk from natural
hazards is to plan and develop
communities with those
dangers in mind.
Land Use Planning:
What is it and how can it
be used to reduce natural
disaster losses?
Land use planning is
the process communities
use to identify appropriate
and compatible uses for land
within their jurisdictions.

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Land use is one
element of an overall or
comprehensive plan process
that may also include
transportation, housing, open
space, community and social
services, natural resources
and environmental quality,
public safety, and economic
According to experts in
the emergency management
field, land use planning -is
the most effective approach
for long-term reduction of
community vulnerability from
multiple hazards.

But traditional mitigation
efforts, accordingtoIBHS,have
focused largely on improving
building codes, strengthening
code enforcement, and testing
new building techniques and
That focus certainly
addresses the question of
how we build, but land-use

planning brings into focus the
equally important question of
where we build.
Ultimately, neither one is
a completely adequate answer
to the threat of natural
disasters. The two mitigation
strategies must complement
each other to be maximally
The IBHS published its
first Summary of State Land
Use Planning Laws in 1998,
updating it annually since
The summaries show
that most states do not
require, or even suggest, to
communities that natural
hazards be considered
in making land-use and
development decisions. This
is unfortunate, says the IBHS,
because land-use planning
can have a major impact in
reducing disaster losses from
hurricanes, earthquakes,
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to heighten the priority of
natural hazard mitigation as
an essential element in land-
use planning.

"Why did they let them
build there?"
"Why did they let them
build there?" is a question
heard over and over again
throughout the country,
when earthquakes, wildfires,
floods, and hurricanes
damage homes, businesses,
and infrastructures. It
reflects the public's general
understanding of natural
disasters that they are a
function of the interplay
between the natural
environment and the built
environment as well as the
general misunderstanding of
how development decisions
are made with, regard to
natural hazards.
Of course, not all disaster
losses can be prevented or
minimized through, careful
decisions. But community
comprehensive or general
plans that take local natural
hazard risks into account
can significantly reduce
vulnerability to disaster
There are many actions
and strategies communities
can -employ* to reduce
'disaster losses, including
zoning ordinances intended
to prohibit or limit particular
uses in hazardous areas.
Research indicates that
a local comprehensive plan
can have a long-term positive
effect on a community's ability
to reduce its vulnerability to
natural hazards.
In a survey of public and
private emergency managers,
building code specialists and
engineers, they said that,
in a perfect world, building
codes and land use planning
together would be the

most effective approach to
reduce hazards vulnerability
over a 50-year period in a
community. Education,
emergency response ahd
hazard control measures
were considered important,
but less critical.
Availableresearchfromt he
last two decades supports the
idea that hazard information
should be included in local
comprehensive plans. It has
shown that damages' from
natural disasters can be
minimized in communities
where local comprehensive
plans have considered these
potential impacts.
Research also proves
that the inclusion of hazards.
or safety elements .in
comprehensive plans helps
minimize the contradictions
in ordinances that address
other community values,
such as aesthetics,
environmental preservation
and affordability.
Additionally, including
hazards safety policies within
community plans can create
an environment in which" it
is easier to implement zoning
ordinances and building code
requirements, and can also
help inform various municipal
departments, developers
and the- public about the
extent and magnitude ia of
natural hazard risks in tlhe
Planners' awareness -,of
the importance of plans that
include natural hazards is a
critical factor in changing the
status quo. But awareness
alone will not help planners
to create change. in their
communities. From IBHS
survey responses, planrfers
believed that the top five
methods of. getting the
community to address natural
hazards in its local plan are:
Public demand, for
natural hazards planning j
Additional funding "
Elected officials' prior ty
Technical assistance
Occurrence of a natural
disaster in the community'
Florida is one of the very
few states with 'statewide
planning ... mandates that
according to the'survey.,
According to Gulf County
planner David. Richardspri,
the county looks at 'natural
hazard plafining in. somne
areas, "but comp plans 'are
mostly based on the minimum
requirements of the state and
"best practices.'" ',
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Richardson said the trick
to the comprehensive plan
is "to get it where you want
it, but not put too much
restriction in because then it
doesn't have any flexibility."
The county
comprehensive plan can
Sbe changed twice in a year,
.during specific time frames.
There is no limit to how many
changes may be made to the
plan, other than it must be
done at the specific times.
The comprehensive plan
of the city of Port St. Joe runs
Son similar guidelines as the
county plan.
What You Don't
'Understand Can Hurt You
Citizens, community
-.officials and business people
in a community often labor
under misunderstandings of
'the purpose and benefits of
natural hazards and land use
According to the IBHS,
even if a community is
already largely developed, it
Sis not too late for land use
planning to make a difference,
because a community
comprehensive plan that
includes natural hazards
planning can help protect
- existing resources, such as
-'open space for recreation,
-.:and help the community
-make better decisions about
redevelopment proposals.
One of the major
applications of a land use plan
incorporating natural hazards
,planning. for a developed,
area is using it to chart the
post-disaster rebuilding
: effort. Many decisions made
immediately after' disaster
strikes have long-term effects
g on the community. Land use
planning can help ensure that
the community recovers in
the best way possible for both
-the economy and the overall
Consideration of
Extreme natural events, like
"hurricanes, while planningthe
-location of new developments
can help eliminate,or reduce
the impact from even the
most severe acts of nature. It
can also help reduce overall
-costs associated with having
to build just to withstand'
*;;high water, heavy winds or
-severe shaking.
The cumulative effect-
over time of development with
no consideration of natural
hazards can 'often affect
everyone in a community.
-.' If land use plans and
.,subsequent ordinances or
:-requirements are based on
'ca realistic 'assessment of the
-,risk) to public health, safety
arid welfare, they generally,
,hold up under, legal scrutiny.
"r Land, use plans help
:Tbalance property owner rights
-.with the: social, economic,
. aesthetic and ecological costs
'! of development to the entire
Arid, the IBHS says,
landowners 'must accept
greater responsibility for
the risks they assume when
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Residents of a community
often forget, or do not realize,
that they are an intrinsic part
of the land use planning.
The process requires public
participation to be successful.
But citizens must attend local
planning and zoning board
meetings and offer comments
on the projects under review.
Meetings for. planning and
zoning boards are open to the
public and it is the right of
each resident to attend and
In 1985, the Florida
Legislature passed the Local
Government Comprehensive
Planning and Land
Development Regulation Act,
submit a new comprehensive
plan which would meet new
state criteria. In 1986 the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners appointed
a County Comprehensive
Planning Committee to
work with Baskerville-
Donovan Engineers, Inc., for
the development of a new
comprehensive plan, which
was. adopted in 1990.
There have been
numerous amendments ,to
the existing 1990 plan in the
last few years, particularly
by the St. Joe Company
for its WindMark Beach
Along with the updated
1990 comprehensive plan,
an Evaluation and Appraisal
Report (EAR) of the 1979
plan was simultaneously
submitted, and is attached to
copies of the 1990 plan, along
with the extensive WindMark
Interestingly, the
evaluation of the 1979 plan
projected major, elements in
direct opposition to the reality
of the events. For instance,
population, income, and land
use, among other factors, were,
projected to decline. Issues
of coastal erosion and habitat
destruction were noted as
problems at the time.
More effective
inter governmental
coordination was needed
, in adjacent land use
comrnpatibility, environmental
permitting and level of'
service standards on state-
Smaintained roads. The
evaluation adopted in
1990 also stated that "the
county has not experiencede'
significant unforeseen,
problems or opportunities that
would impact development.
This is largely due to the slow
population growth rate of the
The county plan is overdue-
for an update, although
multiple amendments
have been attached to the
'existing. plan. According to,
Richardson, the county must
begin "a whole new EAR
cycle this year, and the new
comprehensive plan must
be adopted in 2007. The
process includes numerous
public hearings and citizen
c, comments.

"We just got to get her
done," said Richardson.
The city comprehensive
plan is also up for reevaluation
and update this year,
according to City Manager
Lee Vincent. This, too, will
require the same type of EAR
The first public hearing
was held on Tuesday in the
Commission Chamber at City
Copies of the current Gulf
county comprehensive plan
can be purchased for $35 in
the Clerk of Court office, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Boulevard.
Copies of the current City
of Port St. Joe comprehensive
plan can be purchased for
$42.10 at City Hall.
How to Evaluate
A Community's
Comprehensive Plan
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The answer to how a
community protects its
coastal resources is in the
community's comprehensive
Local plans generally
consist of three major pieces:
1. data and analysis
2. goals, objectives and
3. a map series
Know the elements
In general, local
comprehensive plans all cover
the same issues. Each plan
has 10 required "elements"
addressing specific topics.
For coastal protection, the
most important elements
are: coastal management,
conservation, future land use,
and capital improvements.
Be consistent
All aspects of the plan
should work toward clear,
common goals, not at cross
purposes. For example, if one
part of the plan identifies a-
site as wetlands, another part
of .the plan should not note-
that a large scale development
would be allowed there.
In the comprehensive
plan :
1. Start by examining
how well the plan identifies
different kinds of habitats and
land uses the community has
in its coastal areas. These
areas should be mapped at
:he same scale as the Future
Land Use Map. making
comparisons between the two
maps easy. Land uses to
look for include:
Wildlife habitat
Public beach access
Beaches and dunes
Estuarine systems
Historic preservation
Water, dependent uses
Vegetative communities
Undeveloped area
Flood prone areas
Deepwater ports
Coastal, high hazard
2. After examining how
the plan describes coastal
areas, begin, identifying
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homes and businesses take
into account environmental
considerations like wetlands,
beaches and dunes, or flood
prone areas.
3. Examine how the
community plans to manage
development in its coastal
areas. Does the plan clearly
explain coastal management?
Look specifically at how (or
if) the plan protects these
coastal resources:
Coastal wetlands
Unique wildlife habitat
Living marine resources
Historic sites
Barrier islands
Archeological sites
Beach and dune
systems '
Other fragile coastal
4. Does the plan identify
any existing coastal pollution
sources? How will they be
dealt with?
5. Does the plan explain
how people and property will
be protected against natural
Specific areas to look for
Hurricane evacuation
Disaster shelters
Post-disaster planning
6. Does the plan protect
beach and dune systems?
Some specific protection
techniques include:
Building setbacks
Erosion control
Beach restoration
7. Does the plan describe
how the community plans
to eliminate inappropriate
and unsafe development in
coastal areas?
8. Does the plan use
National Flood Insurance
Maps to identify areas likely
to flood and sustain wind
damage during storms?
9. Are there
recommendations for
increasing public access to
the beach?
10. Does the plan'
describe vacant coastal land
and whether it is appropriate
for future development? Are
recommendations for future
development based on:
General suitability and
characteristics of the land
Presence or absence of
flood prone areas
Hurricane evacuation
The need for community



coastal recreation
The need
for public beach
"- The need for
a water-dependent
What's next?
After close
examination of a
plan, start asking
questions, first
at the county
p l an ning
department, then
ask the people
who voted for the
plan: your elected
the comprehensive
plan is intended to
represent what the
community wants
for its future.

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but I am doing it in hopes of giving readers information t
use at a very emotional and trying time: the death of a
Many people in Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe hc
my dogs and me the last several years, walking the i
driving by. The three dogs, the "troops," were laughingly
as the "geriatric circus" among our many acquaintance
Two weeks ago I had to put Daphne the Dachs
sleep. I knew it was coming, but the time came unex
sooner than I had thought it would. I already knew
have her cremated, so the decision was not as diffic
might have been had I not already prepared myself. -
Hopefully, some of you who have not wanted to thi
the loss of your pet will read this, make preparations,
some solace. I hope it helps.)

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Death is not usually a
topic the majority of us are
comfortable talking about.
But we should be.
Death comes to all of us,
inevitably, we all know that.
So why do so many find it
so difficult to talk about it,
prepare for it, and deal with
And what about our
pets? Pets are so much a,
part of families these days
that pet funerals, pet burials,
pet cremations are almost
as common as their human
Grieving for a lost pet
can be just as wrenching for
the owner as grieving for a
lost human family member.
Yet the same "rules," if you
will, apply to pets: prepare
beforehand, investigate
the options available, and
grieve as needed, but within

Preparing To Say Goodbye
Pet owners generally
experience four stages as a
pet's health deteriorates:
1. Acknowledging the quality
of life
2. Deciding on euthanasia
3. Choosing aftercare options
4. Learning how to cope with
Owners should pay
close attention to signs of
deteriorating health that
compromise a pet's daily life,
especially as the pet ages.
Absence of any of the
following factors indicates
that quality of life is declining
and the pet may be suffering:
* Freedom from uncomfortable
pain, distress or discomfort
* Ability to walk and balance
* Ability to breathe freely and
without difficulty
* Freedom from painful,
inoperable tumors.
* Ability to see and hear
* Ability to respond to owner
and family

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during harvests.

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When any .rn-: 'Il
distress are no:t:ed, it i-
time to discuss the irper'
condition with :i
and explore
available -
options to
if normal
recovery is ,
S If an animal -
is experiencing
severe illnes-
or traum.-.
euthanasia may be
the most humane
choice. Although I
the trend is no'.. /
to treat pets
as human, pet
owners shou Id
talk frankly with- their vets,
and honestly examine both
the pet's quality of life and
the owner's financial ability
to shoulder prolonged and
complex treatment, therapy
and recovery for the pet.
The euthanasia decision
is emotionally trying and
involves dealing with fear,
guilt and grief. Once an
owner has talked with a
veterinarian, he or she should
allow time to reflect privately
and make a decision in one's
own time.
The word "euthanasia"!
comes from ancient Greek,
meaning "the good death."

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According to a survey in
the "Veterinary Record," the
most common reasons for
euthanasia of animals are:
terminal illness (51%); old age
or senility (37%); traumatic
injury or behavioral problem
Pet owners are encouraged
to be present during the
euthanasia, to help calm the
animal while simultaneously
coming to terms with the
pet's death.
During the euthanasia
process, a mild sedative is
administered to the pet to
relax it and keep it calm. Then
a concentrated anesthetic is
administered to quickly and
painlessly terminate nerve
Once the anesthetic is
administered, the pet begins
breathing deeper and lapses
into a deep sleep within six to
12 seconds. Breathing stops
within one to two minutes.
The heart stops beating and
movement ceases.
Owners need to be aware
that involuntary muscle
contractions may occur after

the pet has passed. This
is normal and does not
means that the pet is in
Owners, are also
encouraged to spend
whatever time is
necessary with the pet
after euthanasia, and it
is common to have friends
or family, present, as well.
Pet Cemeteries
Man has had animal
companions from earliest
history. Pet cemeteries are at
least as old as the Egyptian
Pharaohs, who established
a memorial resting place
for cats at the time the Old
Testament was being written.
The Chinese Dynasties
maintained a dog cemetery
in Peking with tombstones
of marble, ivory, silver and
gold. Pet cemeteries can be
found throughout Europe,
several dating back hundreds
of years.
According to the
International Association
of Pet Cemeteries and
Crematories (IAOPCC), there
are more than 600 active
pet cemeteries in the United
States, of which about 400 are
"good operating businesses."
If an owner chooses this
route, he or she should visit
the cemetery and talk with
the operators of the grounds.
A pet cemetery should be
so deeded, to insure pet
owners that the remains will
not be disturbed by land
development, etc.
The cemetery should also
maintain a care fund, just like
human cemeteries, to insure
*that funds will be available
for continuing maintenance
of the grounds and roadways.
Access should be kept open
in the event of development
around a pet cemetery. The
land itself should be owned
by the proprietors or cemetery
corporation, not leased or
Sometimes pet cemeteries

are required to move because.
of new development, and'
owners must pay to move
their pets.
Of the thousands of
pets that die each day, fewer
than 200 are buried in pet.
cemeteries, according to the
People often choose. to'
bury pets in the backyard, b'it
local or county ordinances'
determine whether or not a
pet can be buried at home,
These laws are in place mainly
due to health hazards caused,
by other animals trying to dig
up the buried pet. '. ,K
The more traditional .peti
burial, inside a pet cemetery
with plot, casket and simple-
headstone, runs about three'
or four hundred dollars.
Pet cemeteries often
function alongside pet
crematoriums, providing!,
after cremation, the optioii'
of burying the pet's ashes.
or placing them in R
Abo ve gr o u xd"
mausoleums allow people, to
move their pet easily if needed
and'to visit often if they wih,.
But the mausoleum itsel.Uis
expensive, running several
thousand dollars.
Cremation is the
most common choice obf
disposition for pets, with the
ashes, or cremains, stored
in a container, buried or,
eventually scattered.
Pet cremation costs range'l
from about $60 to severar
hundred dollars. Fees vary;,
depending on whether you'
select individual or masd.
Mass cremiation
(communal c emotionn) "s,
multiple pets cremated- a
the same time, in the sarmie
furnace, or retort. As. a
result, the fee is generally
much lower as opposed to-
individual cremation.
Dealing directly with the
crematorium also reduces
the price, since veterinarians
do charge for the service. But.
not all crematoriums deal,
directly with the public. -
Veterinarian charge
for handling cremation vay,
widely, and their fees may add.
hundreds of dollars to the billi
Owners must weigh whether
or not the service offered by.
the vet is best for them undet'
the circumstances, or whether,
it is better to deal with the'
crematorium in person,,i
possible... ;,
Mass cremation does
not necessarily 'mean the,
pet's ashes will be mixedd
with those of other pets.,
Some crematoriums have
enough space "to keep pels,
completely separated during
cremation. Many, however,
deal in volume cremations,, sq,
the pet owner needs to know;
in advance which type.' of
cremation service a particular'
crematorium offers. :'
Some crematorian*
allow owners to witness .'
cremation and may even allow,
them to place a favorite toy-o
flowers in the retort with thiri
pets. .

(See Daphne on Page 13A)

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In all cases, it is the
pet owner's responsibility to
determine the disposition of
the pet's body. For people
who really do not care, or who
simply cannot afford anything
else, there is the process of
Pets left at veterinarian
clinics, depending on location
and local ordinances, could be
sent to local land fills, rendering
plants, or incinerated.
Some states have "tracking
laws," which require a
veterinarian to tell a pet owner
where the pet's body will go if
left at the vet clinic.
The Port St. Joe Veterinary
Clinic uses communal
cremation for all pets left at the
clinic after death, if no other'
afangements are made.
Gulf County does not allow'
animals to be sent to the county
.. The Mexico Beach
Animal Clinic is no longer in
operation, having relocated to
the Lawrence, Animal Clinic in
Quincy, Florida.
Human feelings toward
pets are so special that experts
have termed the relationship
the human-companion animal
Psychologists now
acknowledge that pet owners
need to grieve and need 'as
much support, but get far less,
with the loss of a companion
an-imal as they do with human
i Veterinary teaching
institutions, in studying the
human-companion animal
bond, are increasing their
efforts to help pet owners
with lingering grief. Some of
tlhe teaching institutions have
social workers specially trained
to'counsel pet owners.
Yet too often, well-meaning
family, friends, even strangers,
say things that, hurt grieving
pet owners, even forcing them
1{rther into isolation out of fear
ofteinghurtfurther. Sometime's
life-long relationships have
ended because of comments
thiade in these situations, when
t~fe comments were only meant
to' comfort.
"How To Help Yourself With
Your Grief
Russell Friedman,
ax ecutive Director of The Grief
Recovery Institute Educational
Foundation ...(www.grief.net),
9hd co-author of "The Grief
recovery Handbook" and W hen
Children Grieve," offered the
Ipllowing adi':ce for devastated
pbt owners.

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One of the best ways for
a grieving pet owner to deal
with well-meaning, but hurtful,.
comments is to say, "Thank you
very much, I really appreciate
your concern."
"This is an effective
response when someone tells
you how to feel, or what to do
in the time following your pet's
death, .said Friedman. "The
response is not meant to be
facetious, rather is intended
to limit further damage and
pain by letting the other person
know that you heard them".
If the other person insists
on giving more unsolicited
advice, simply say, "I do
appreciate it, but I don't want
to. talk about it, thanks."
Remember your pet the
way you knew him in life rather
in death. Do not get "stuck on
the ending," .
Friedman said that when
people are "stuck on the
ending," they sometimes lose
sight of the unlimited memories
and wide range of emotions
they have about the .entire
With a pet, he said, most of
those memories will be positive;
however, the pet owner "needs
to remember everything the
good and the bad and not just
the ending."
Do not let the fond
memories turn painful. People
need to talk as openly as
possible about their sadness
and confusion, yet at the same
time must be careful to avoid
the constant retelling of the
story of the pet's death.
Find someone safe to
whom you can tell your feelings
and ask them to just listen to
you, not fix you.
Be careful not to create
(a litany of pain by telling your
feelings over and over.
Living Forever
In recent years, .several
options besides burial and
cremation for memorializing
and handling the passing of
both people and pets have

One that seems particularly
appropriate in this region is the
memorial reef.. ., .
The twc, men who created

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Things NOT To Say To A Grieving Pet Owner:
"Don't feel bad, he's in a better place." According to grief
expert Russell Friedman, it makes no sense to be told not to
feel bad when someone you love dies. If there ever is a normal,
natural time to feel sad or bad, this is it.
"What's the matter with you? It was only a dog (or cat)."
"So what are you going to get now?"
The generally accepted rule .of behavior, professionals
suggest, is not to say anything to a distraught pet owner that
you would not say about a human death, whether you, yourself,
understand the grief or not.

reef balls and founded the Reef
Ball Development Group and
the Reef Ball Foundation, Don
Brawley and George Frankel,
unintentionally created Eternal
Reefs, as well.
Eternal Reefs, Inc., is
an Atlanta-based company
that provides creative,
environmentally enhancing
means to memorialize the
cremated remains of a loved
The company incorporates
cremated remains into a
concrete mixture used to cast
artificial reef formations. The
artificial reefs are dedicated as
permanent memorials while
also bolstering natural coastal
reef formations.
With an estimated "life
expectancy" of 500 years,
according to the company,
over 300 memorial reefs have
been placed off the coasts of
Florida, South Carolina, Texas,
New Jersey, Maryland, North
Carolina and Virginia.
Families and friends are
invited and encouraged to
participate in the creation of
their loved one's reef, from
placing handprints in the damp
concrete during. the casting,
making a rubbing of the bronze
plaque. during the viewing,
ceremony, or placing a flag on
the reef during the company's
military honors ceremony.
The company has.
frequently included pets with
their human companions'
ashes, when requested; for an
individual memorial reef. Now
Eternal Reefs provides the same
living memorials exclusively for
house pets.
Named after Brawley's dog,
Pearl, the PEARLS Reef Ball
design provides an affordable
option. Families may choose'
from the same reef placement
schedule and are encouraged
to participate in the casting,
the viewing ceremony, and the
placement ceremony of theirr
pet's memorial reef, just like
with people.
w "Pets are one' of the -very
few things in lifer that show
unconditional love, and losing
that support can be difficult,"
said Braw\lev. "Through the,
PEARLS. program, pet lovers.
can now provide a living
legacy for their pet. as well
as a contribution to nur eco-
system that will benefit future
The single PEARL Memorial
Reef is designed to include
up to two normal-sized house
pets. although the company
will make special arrangements
for larger pets in excess of 150
Or. for multiple pets. people
may choose the "String of
Pearls" community reef, where
pet cremains are incorporated
collectively into memorial reefs
separated by species.
Each 200-pound memorial
includes an engraved plaque
mounted to the PEARL. and
two certificates identifying the

exact GPS coordinates of the
The cost of the PEARL reef
ball is currently $495. The
company's website is (www.
The Mexico Beach Artificial
Reef Association (MBARA)
also creates memorial reefs
for people. According to Ron
Childs, president of MBARA,
many people have purchased
a memorial reef from MBARA
in the name of a loved one,
and the local organization
has produced one reef with
ashes mixed into the concrete
material composing the reef.
The group has used Reef
Balls, ReefMaker modules,
and Artificial Reef Incorporated
pyramids, and is currently
conducting research on the
effectiveness of each type of
The MBARA memorial
artificial reefs are permanently
placed on the MBARA website,
as well as incorporated into
locally published nautical
charts o the area, just like all
the other MBARA reefs.-
Their website is (www.
A Jewel Of A Memory
Another very unique
"memorial" recently available
is called a LifeGem. It is a
certified, high-quality diamond
created from "the carbon of
a loved. one," according the
company's description.
These diamonds are
created by placing the carbon
cremainss of the person or pet)
in conditions that recreate the
forces of nature. The LifeGem
process differs from nature by
using an exact carbon source to
create the diamond memorial.
People may choose from
yellow or blue diamonds, carat
,size ranging from .20 carats
to 1.25 carats, in almost
any cut. LifeGem diamonds
contain flaws similar to natural

diamonds, with clarity ratings
ranging from VVS to I.
The, diamonds : carry a
lifetime guarantee against
any and all defects, and are
individually inspected, graded
and identified by geologists
certified the Gemological
Institute of America (GIA),
according 'to the company.
These man-made diamonds
can be created in about 24
weeks, instead of the millions
of years it would take to occur
naturally in nature
Prices for yellow diamonds

range from $2,600 for .20 to
.29 carat size, to $12,999 for a
.90 to .99 carat stone.
Blue diamonds cost $3,499
to $19,999 for the same carat
Only eight ounces of
cremains (ashes) are required
to make any size stone.
School of Veterinary
Medicine, Davis CA, (916) 752-
University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine,
St. Paul, MN, (612) 624-4747
Colorado State University
College of Veterinary Medicine,
Ft. Collins, CO, (303) 221-
Washington State
University College of Veterinary

Help For Grieving
Pet Owners
Among the most well-
known programs at veterinary
teaching institutions that have
specially trained social workers
to counsel pet owners are:
University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine
Pet Loss Support Hotline,
Gainesville, FL (904) 392-4700,
ext 4080 (leave a message)
The Animal Medical
Center, New York City, NY,
(212) 838-8100
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA, (215) 898-
University of California

Florida Pet Cemeteries
Apopka: Greenbriar Memory Gardens for Pets
(407) 886-2620 (used by Port St. Joe Veterinary Clinic)
Belleview: Central Florida Pet Cemetery and Crematory
(3521 307-2256
Gainsville: Garden of Love Memorial Park
13521 373-4252
Green Cove Springs: Plumtree Pet Services
1904j 2*4-5700
Indiantown: Twin Oa-ks Pet Cemetery 1651) 597-5270
Laurel: Driftwood Pet Memoral Gardens (813) 485-6672
Miami: Oaklawn Pet Cemetery (305) 696-0800
Miami. Pet Heaven Memorial Park. In:. |3051 223-6515
Pensacola: Gulf Coast Pet Cemetery 1850)437-96.39
Pensacola: Pet Crematon Network 1850) 477-2563
Pinellas Park: Pinellas Memorial Pet Cemetery
(8131 544- 1051
Plantation: Broward Pet Cemeter- (305) 476-0743
Tallahassee: Laune Davnon Affiliates (904) 877-6053

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Dixie Theatre Visionary Partington Dead at 82!

Rex Partington, who
brought back to life
Apalachicola's Dixie Theatre
after completing a long and
illustrious career in the
American theatre, died Friday
at age 82.
Born March 15, 1924, he
was often referred to as one
of the last great gentlemen of
the theatre, an accomplished
actor, stage, manager and
artistic director, whose path
along the footlights took him
to the Broadway stage as well
as atop the country's premier
regional theatres.
Partington began per-
forming in school produc-

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tions before serving in World
War II with the U.S. Army in
the 101st Airborne Division
in Europe.
After military service,
he attended college on the
GI Bill and graduated from
Syracuse University in 1950
after switching his major
from history to theatre.
Beginning his profession-
al career as an actor at the
Barter Theatre in Abingdon,
VA, he also toured the Straw
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It was at the Memphis
Arena Theatre, while serv-
ing for two seasons as the

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resident leading man that
Partington met resident inge-
nue Cleo Holladay. They mar-
ried in 1953 and shared 53
exciting years in the profes-
sional theatre.
During his long career
Partington appeared in,
or stage managed, sever-
al Broadway productions.
In 1954, he both acted in
and stage managed Sidney
Kingsley's "Lunatics and
Lovers" with wife Cleo and
comedian Buddy Hackett.
Between Dec. 1955 and
Feb. 1957, Partington stage
managed Tyrone Guthrie's
production of Thornton
Wilder's "The Matchmaker,"
which starred Ruth Gordon
and Arthur Hill.
During the next five
years, he stage managed the
Moss Hart production of "My
Fair Lady," which opened
with Julie Andrews and Rex
Harrison; performed in and
stage managed Guthrie's
production of "The First
Gentleman;" and stage man-
aged Orson Welles' "Moby
Dick," among others.

A superb actor himself,
he worked with such great
performers as Jerry Stiller,
who was a roommate of his
at Syracuse, John Spencer,
Kevin Spacey, Eartha Kitt,
Ruth Gordon, Dennis King,
Charles Nelson Reilly, David
Hedison, Hume Cronyn and
Jessica Tandy; songwriters
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick
Loewe; and Broadway pro-
ducers Jed Harris and David
In 1963, Partington's
career took a turn to the-
atre management when he
became the original produc-
tion manager for the new
Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in
Minneapolis. He acted at the
Old Log Theater and later
formed his own touring com-
pany, Heartland Productions,
and served as artistic director
of the Cleveland Playhouse.
In. 1972 he moved to
Abingdon, VA to take over
the state theatre of Virginia,
the world renowned Barter
Theatre, following the death
of founder Robert Porterfield.
As artistic producing director

Rex Partington, on the evening two years ago when he anda nis
wife, Cleo, were named royalty at the Habitat.for Humanity's Mardi

for 20 years, Partington solid-
ified and enhanced the repu-
tation of the Barter Theatre
until his retirement in 1992.
It was during a visit to St.
George Island that he and his
wife spotted the Dixie Theatre,
a former movie house closed
and shuttered in 1967, and
left to deteriorate. The couple
purchased the derelict build-
ing and together with daugh-
ter Dixie restored it over a
period of several years..
In 1998 Partington
opened the Dixie Theatre
with professional productions
of "Sylvia" and "Driving Miss
Daisy," audience favorites
that were restaged in 2005
and 2006. During his tenure
at the Dixie, Partington pre-
sented more than 24 profes-

sional productions and a vari-
ety of community events. flHe
helped revive the "Panhandle
Players" local community tihe-
atre group and provided them
an artistic home as well.
Partington is survived
by his wife, Cleo Holladay;
son, Tony, and daughter
Dixie; granddaughter Cara
Rose; brother Richard John
Partington; and several niec-
es and nephews. ,.
Partington was a true
gentleman of the theatre.
There will be a celebrationof
his life at the Dixie Theatre
on Sunday, May 28. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be
made to The Dixie Theatre
Foundation Inc. to honor and
foster his vision. -,

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

On 3/10 Jamie Franklin
;Trolard, W/M, 22, of
?-Apalachicola was arrested by
-Franklin County Deputies and
Transported to the Gulf County
:Jail for violation of probation.
On 3/10 a vehicle was
--,stopped for not having a
,.visible tag. A passenger in
,the car Tammy Lyn Shiver,
.'was found to have a. small
bag of marijuana and several
.-packs of rolling papers in her
p'pocket. Tammy Shiver, W/F, of
,-Wewahitchka was arrested for
'possession of marijuana and
.Itaken to the Gulf County Jail.
.. On 3/11 deputies observed
'a. vehicle traveling on Highway
'-.71. The vehicle crossed over
..the centerline and the fog
.line several times. Deputies
-stopped the vehicle and after
smelling an alcoholic beverage
and conducting field sobriety
assessments on the driver,
found him to operating a motor
'vehicle under the influence
-,of an alcoholic beverage.
Christopher Lee Cathey, W/M,
"25, was placed under arrest
and taken to the Gulf County
'Jail. Mr. Cathey's BAC reading
was .206, over twice the .legal
'limit in Florida.
On 3/11 deputies
r-'esponded to the Beacon Hill
'area in reference to a man
trying to break into a house.
When they arrived they found
Alex Andrew Cruce beating on
-:'the front door of the house,
-deputies determined that Cruce
-'was extremely intoxicated
and had no idea were he was
'r where he was supposed
tb. be, Alex Andrew Cruce
,was arrested for disorderly
intoxication and taken to the
Gulf County Jail.
On 3/12 deputies observed
William Henry McDaniel, W/M,
46, of Wewahitchka operating
a vehicle on Highway 71 just
-north of. Wewahitchka City
limits. Knowing that McDaniel
did riot have a driver's
license they stopped him and
arrested him for Driving while
license suspended of revoked.
McDaniel had just been put
on probation for druing with
I license suspended or revoked
last week. McDaniel was also
i arrested on 3/13 for violation
of probation.

On 3/12 deputies took a
report of a stolen vehicle from
Howard Creek area. Several
hours later members of the
Port St. Joe Police Department
and the Sheriff's Office located
the vehicle at the boat ramp at
Frank Pate Park. The driver
Charles Vincent Kilbourn was
arrested for Grand Theft Auto
and taken to the county jail.
On 3/12 deputies stopped
a vehicle on Highway 22 for
having an expired tag. During
a search of the vehicle they
found a small piece of burnt
metal wire commonly used
as a filter in a crack pipe on
the passenger side of the
vehicle. When they asked the
passenger, who was standing
next to the truck about it,
they saw a crack pipe on the
ground next to the passengers
feet. Carolyn Shrewsbury, W/
F 37, from Wewahitchka was,
arrested for possession of
drug paraphernalia. Carolyn
Shrewsberry was also arrested
on 3/15 for violation of
On 3/13 Nicholas Wendell
Morning was transferred from
Bay County Jail and arrested
for violation of probation.
On 3/14 Warren Vincent
Bowers, B/M, 19, was arrested
at his home in Wewahitchka on
a violation of probation charge
out of Bay County.
On 3/15 Andrew Byron
Jones, B/M, 21, of Port St. Joe
was arrested on a violation of
probation warrant from Bay
County, sale of marijuana,
sale of cocaine, possession
of cocaine, possession of
marijuana and resisting arrest
with out violence, charges from
Gulf County.
William Childs Shirah, W/
-M, 34, and Carlee Daniels, W/
M, 35 both of the Wewahitchka
area were arrested this week
for an incident that occurred
several years ago, Shirah was
charged with one count of lewd
and lascivious acts on a child
under the age of 12, Daniels
was charged with two counties
of sexual battery on a child
under the age of 12 and one
count of lewd and lascivious
act on a child under the age of
12. Both are being held in the
Gulf County Jail.

Port St. Joe Police

Department News Report

On March 14, at approximately 8:05 a.m. Michael A.
i lighman, age 32, of Port St. Joe, Florida was arrested for
1 possession of marijuana and possession'of drug paraphernalia.
Highman. was stopped for a traffic violation and was found to be
in possession of less than twenty grams of marijuana. Highman
also had in his possession a pipe, which is commonly used to
smoke marijuana. Highman was transported to the Gulf County
.'Jail to await first appearance.
On March 15, at approximately 10:22 p.m. Dianne Morgan,
age. 59, of Port St. Joe, Florida was arrested for violation of
court ordered probation. Morgan is currently serving probation
Sfor .possession of less than ,twenty grams of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia. Morgan failed to comply with
conditions of her probation and a warrant was issued for her
arrest. Morgan was transported to the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On March 15, at approximately 8:48 a.m. James G. Kennedy,
age 25, of Port St. Joe, Florida was arrested for violation of.
I court ordered probation. Kennedy is currently on probation for
possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug.
paraphernalia. Kennedy violated a -condition of his probation by
f having cocaine in his system. Kennedy was transported .to the
Gulf County Jail to await first appearance.
On March 16, at approximately 8:08 a.m: Thomas E.
Stancel, age 49, of Port St. Joe, Florida was arrested on an order
of attachment. Stancel was transported to the Gulf County Jail
to await first appearance.
On March 16, at approximately 9:03 pm Matthew A. Sasser,'
age 23, of Port St. Joe, Florida was arrested for uttering a forged
instrument and petit theft. Sasser obtained a check without
the permission of the owner and forged certain information on
this item then uttered this check at a local bank. A warrant was
issued-for Sasser's arrest where as he was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first appearance.
On March 17, at approximately 10:27 a.m. Charles Peterson
age 48 of Bristol,, Florida was arrested for violation of court
ordered probation. Peterson is serving probation for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. Peterson failed to comply with
conditions of this court ordered probation and a warrant was
issued for his arrest. Peterson was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to'await first appearance.


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some significant events the FWC
handled over the past week;
however, it does not include all
actions taken by the Division of
Law Enforcement.
Gulf County
While on patrol, Officer
Shon Brower encountered a
vehicle operator who had been
consuming alcohol. Upon
further inspection and field
sobriety tests, it was determined
the subject was driving under
the influence of alcohol. The

defendant submitted to a breath
test that revealed a .143 BAC.
The defendant was charged with
DUI and booked into the Gulf
County Jail.
Bay County
Officers Gary Tolbert and
Jeff Gager were on water patrol
in Grand Lagoon when they
encountered a pontoon boat
occupied by spring breakers.
The 20 year old operator of
the vessel displayed signs of
impairment and field sobriety
tasks verified the officers'

suspicions. The operator was
found to have a BAC of .116 and
was booked into the Bay County
Lt. Jay Chesser was
patrolling near West Bay on
Highway 79 when he noticed a
vehicle having trouble staying
within its lane of travel. Upon
stopping the vehicle, the driver
failed the field sobriety tasks and
a breath test resulted in a .208
BAC. The driver was booked
into the Bay County Jail for DUI
and attaching an unassigned

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officers arrested three local
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interference with an FWC officer.
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when the officers approached
them, attempted to destroy the
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Apalachicola Readies for Historic Home Tour May 6

Apalachicola is bus-
tling to get ready for the
14th Annual Historic
Home Tour on Saturday,
May 6.
Many historic houses,
inns, churches and com-
mercial buildings remain
in the Florida village that
was a thriving seaport'
,in the 1800s and early
1900s. In fact, more than
225 residences from the.
1800s and more than 100
built between 1900 and
1910 still survive.
The 2006 tour show-
cases 15 lovingly restored,
private residences ofhistor-
ic and architectural inter-
est. Seven homes are on
the tour for the first time.
This year's tour features
a cluster of charming cot-
tages. The Hocking/Dodge
Cottage contains fascinat-

ing collections of folk art
and antique quilts.
Registration for th'e
self-conducted tour
begins at 9 a.m. at Trinity
Episcopal Church on the
corner of US 98 and 6th
Street. Admission is $15;
an advance ticket is $12.
Admission includes a tour
booklet, map and access
to the legendary Orman
House, open at 9 a.m.,
and the Raney House on
the National Registry of
Historic Homes, open at
10 a.m. Both were built in
1838 and are now muse-
ums. The Gorrie Museum
with the doctor's ice
machine for yellow fever
sufferers opens at 9 a.m.
Trinity Episcopal
Church and Rectory are
both on the tour., The
church was built in 1838

To All Who Would Like To Celebrate A
a Century Well Lived
You are invited to a very Special Party .a
for a very Special Lady, '
Daisy Ferrell Johnson will be
100 years old.
On Saturday, April 8th from 2 5 pm at
the First Methodist Church
Port St. Joe, Florida,We will enjoy \
* sharing memories with Miss Daisy, ,
' No gifts please. but bring any photos or
cards with your thoughts for her to
cherish (in the years to come).

No need to R.S.V.P but for more
directions call Jason or Walter Johnson
after 4 6. 850-227-1649 U
before 4 5. 561-967-1718
Mara Bplin 850-227-1616


from sections shipped
from White Plains, New
York. The ornately sten-
ciled ceiling is original.
Tour proceeds benefit the
Trinity Preservation Fund.
The historic St. Patrick
Catholic Church, First
Baptist Church and First
United Methodist Church
are also tour sites. All
historic churches open at
10 a.m.
A number of busi-
nesses and inns in former
historic residences open
;for touring at 10 a.m. A
guided tour of Chesnut
Cemetery (est. 1831) with
its diverse population and
unique grave markers is
set for 11 a.m. A shrimp
salad luncheon begins
at 11:30 a.m. in Trinity
Parish Hall. Lunch is $9.

The stately Ziegler House built in the 1800's by a prominent African-American family, is a highlight
of the May 6 Tour of Homes. Photo by Debbie Hooper.

The 15 private, his-


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toric homes may be visited
in any order between 1
and 5 p.m. A tour high-
light is the c-1900 Porter
House with its three par-
lors, seven fireplaces and
handsome woodwork.
In 2000, Bill and
Lynn' Spohrer purchased
the. house, which had
remained in the Porter fam-
ily 90 years, and restored
its former beauty. The
couple's earlier restora-
tions include the Coombs
and Marks houses (now
The Coombs Inn ) and the
Sponge Exchange built in
1840. All are open to visi-
Another highlight is the
stately Ziegler House built
in the 1800s by a promi-
nent African-American

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family. An unoccupied
treasure of cypress and
pine with 12-foot ceilings,
family descendants sold
the house in 1990 with
the stipulation that it be
moved' within the year. -
Jane Doerfer, a prolific
author, chef, inn propri-
etor and professed. -lovier
of shrimp boats, moved
the house from the cor-
ner of 7th and H Streets
to overlook Scipio Marin .
Doerfer convinced world
renowned architect Hugh
Newell Jacobsen to par-
ticipate in the renovation.
The house was featured in
House and Garden maga-
zine in 1995 and is fea-
tured in a Taunton book
titled "The Simple House"'
due out this spring.
The elegant. Colonial
Revival, Creekmore House,
pictured on the 2006 tour
poster, is back by demand;.

Also back by popular
request are the award win;
. ning. Queen Anne style,
Lovett House built in 1892
and the stately, Federal
style. Long House built iri
Many shops in his'
toric downtown plan a
late closing on Friday and
Saturday of the tour weeks
end. For tour details and
tickets see wwrv.mytrini'-
tychurch.org or phone
Trinity Church 653-955Q
or the Apalachicola BaS'
Chamber of Commerce


Gulf County Community Development Corporation on behalf of Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners announces funding availability for its State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Program for activities approved by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners and Florida
Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) in the SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) pursuant to
Florida Statutes Sections 420-907, 420-9079: Administrative Code Rule Chapter 67-55,.F.A.C.
The Gulf County Community Development Corporation is requesting proposals from qualified local
organizations) interested in implementing the following SHIP activity during all or a portion of the
anticipated SHIP contract period (anticipated to be 01/01/06-06/30/06)
Activity: Construction Loan Fund for Single-Family Homeownership
SHIP funds will be made available to area non-profit housing agencies and/or non-profit housing
developers for lot acquisition and construction financing for newly constructed homes. Funds may
also be provided for acquiring and rehabilitating existing units for purchase. The terms of this award
will be in the form of a deferred payment loan. Loans made to non-profits will be at a 0%, interest and
will be due when the homebuyer secures permanent financing. All loans made under the program
guidelines must be paid off through purchase by a homebuyer within a 24 months period from initial
disbursement of SHIP funds and before the end of the expenditure deadline for the fiscal year in ,
which the award was made.
The successful proposal from local not-for-profit organizations) will include past experience of
the organization in successfully developing this type of housing, have access to lendeYs willing to
participate in providing end loans, unit production goals for housing, must have property selected
in advance, including legal description and address, must have an appraisal on property indicat-
ing current value, must show ability to fund remaining purchase price, provide development cost
pro forma indicating the developer fee does not exceed 1000 of the sales price, and documenta-
tion of the organization's employment or planned employment of personnel from the WAGES
and Workforce Development Initiatives shall result in a priority award of SHIP funds assuming the
organization demonstrate capacity to implement the subject activity. No housing can be built upon
Proposals must be received by mail, hand delivery or postmarked before 5:00 pm, Eastern Time,
March 30, 2006 at Gulf County Community Development Corporation, Gulf County Florida, SHIP
Program Office. Mail to Gulf County CDC, PO. Box 837, Port St. Joe, FL 32357-0837 or hand de-
liver to 301 1st Street, Room 104, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
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Celebrating a Championship Season

The rings and the smiles
and laughs provided the
Several hundred players,
students, cheerleaders,
boosters and fans poured into
the Commons area of Port St.
Joe High School last Tuesday
to celebrate a successful
season 13-1 but also most 'i '
-of all to celebrate a state '{', iii
championship. w o
Kesley Colbert, who as
assistant coach on the 2005 g
squad can lay claim to a state
title ring "three-peat" to go
with bling won in previous
years, 'was the keynote
speakerr and the players
-received their letters, their
emblems of district, region .
and state titles, T-shirts, a
great steak, but most of all a
ring to serve as a keepsake for
all their lives.
The team also handed out
- Defensive MVPs tackle
Sidney Harris and linebacker
-Warren Floyd.
Offensive MVP running
back, wide receiver and
big-play machine down' the
stretch, Ash Parker.
Special Teams MVP -
placekicker Will Just, who for
.his 45-yard field goal in a 3-2
regional semifinal win alone
had earned it. .,
Pride of the Shark
- Quinton Jenkins, for hi.s '
toughness, dedication and
willingness to go the extra ".'
mile. *'. .
me Broadcast. Media Player -
of the Year Ash Parker was
selected by representatives
from Channel 44 and 106.5.'
The family of Teedy1N0
Nobles also presented the
first of what family members
hope will be an annual award
for "drive and "determination" 1
named after Teedy's mother
to Patrick Bailey.
In addition, every, senior -
was named a co-captain for
the 2005 squad by vote of the
coaches. .


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Meg, Black/white pup about 5.5 months.. Patches &
Buster, two dynamite kitten entertainers, Amos & Andy,
7.5-month old kitties;. Mandy, beautiful Calico cat 7-8
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Aerobics Class

There will be a Ladies
Aerobics Class offered at the
Washington Recreation Center
on Tuesday & Thursdays'at 7
p.m. No charge for the class.
Instructor, Iris Gathers.




The Gulf County Cattlemen
Association will hold their
quarterly meeting on March
29. The meeting will be held at
the Wewahitchka Community
Center located at 314 N.
3rd Street behind the Public
Library. The meeting will
begin at 6 p.m. CST. Guest
speaker will be Ed Neal, owner
of the Dothan Livestock Sale.
If you are not a member and
desire to become one, please
be present. Annual dues are
$55.00. For more information,
please contact the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension Service
@ 639-3200 or 229-2909.



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March Is Social Workers Month! Six-week

Pictured Left to right: Stacy Treglown, Human Services Program
Consultant, Patricia Rickards, Family Support Worker, Mary Warner,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jill Jones, Human Services Program
We are proud of our Social Services Department! Please
join us in thanking these very special people who do so much
for our community. Here are some of the services they provide
for you:
Car Seat Program
Childbirth Classes
Healthy Start Program
Client Referral Follow Up
Breast Feeding Support Group
Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women
Mental Health Counseling for Depression
National Health Disparities Collaborative
Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women
Programs in Schools: Abstinence & Other Social Issues

rIf You See News Happening, Call...

The Star at 227-1278

Grief Support

Group Offered

Covenant Hospice invites
adults who are grieving the
loss of a loved one to attend
a six-week grief support
group. The group will meet
each Monday, from March 27
through May 1 from 2 p.m.
to 3:30 p.m. at Covenant
Hospice's Education Center.
Participants will learn about
the grief process and have
an opportunity to explore
their grief and to share
experiences in a safe and
caring environment.
This is 'a free service
with refreshments provided.
Registration is required.
Membership is closed to
new members after April 3
meeting. Please call Sarah
Jackson at 785-3040.
WHO: Covenant Hospice
WHAT: Six-Week Grief
Support Group
WHEN: Each Monday,
March 27th May 1st, from
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Covenant
Hospice Education Center at
107 W. 19th St. in Panama
WHY: Provides a safe and
caring place to learn about
the grief process, explore
responses to grief, focus op
one's loss and remember
loved ones. Facilitated
by a Covenant Hospice
bereavement specialist.
COST: Free and open to
the public with refreshments
provided. Registration is
required. Membership is
closed to new members after
April 3 meeting.
CONTACT: Call Sarai
Jackson at 785- 3040

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Hawaiian Outrigger

Canoe Heads for the Ocean

Summer is fast approaching and final plans are in the mak-
ing for the Hawaiian Canoe and Dance Association to start "dry"
.training for all those genuinely interested in paddling. This is
the first and most necessary step to paddle correctly and safely.
."People need to understand that this isn't a kayak, this is a 43
foot 400 pound canoe. You just don't hop in and go. "Safety is
our number one priority" states Lisa Faipea."
In Hawaii, the wave and water conditions are much more
predictable. The water currents are much stronger here in
Florida. The paddlers must know what to do in case the canoe
flips. The "ama" or side arm can come over and hit someone in
-the head if they are not trained correctly.
"Hawaiian style paddling is much different than kayaking,
so our kayakers will have to sort of reprogram themselves to a
hew style."
Thanks to the generosity of Peggy and Shawna.Wood of the
Driftwood Motel, the Princess Leilani will have a new launching
site. It will be much easier, for everyone to know where to come
for practice.
Not only will the paddlers build upper muscular strength
and aerobic conditioning; they will have the unique opportunity
,to be the.first pioneers to paddle this magnificent canoe that
has a history dating back thousands of years in Polynesia. That
alone is worth the experience.
We welcome all of those who want to try something "new"
and exciting.
Our dry training will begin the last week in April. Please
contact Lisa Faipea at 340-0913 or 227-3343 to sign up. There
are no fees at this time.
Reservations will. be required. There are four seats per out-
ing. The other seats are for the coaches.

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Boyd Hosts Tea Party


Martin Britt got his birthday wish when he was taken for a ride
on this sporty motorcycle.

Britt Turns 92

Martin Britt celebrated his
92nd birthday on March 10 at
Beacon Villa, surrounded by
his good friends.
The party goers ate cake
and presented Britt with
numerous gifts, including a
motorcycle ride through the
Beacon Villa compound.
Britt has lived in the area
for the past 60 years and was
formerly employed by the
paper mill.





friends at

Betty Boyd hosted a Valentine Tea Party at her home on
Feb. 11. Guests enjoyed many different flavors of tea, teacakes,
sandwiches with cheese and special meats, and many other
types of desserts. Everyone had a great time together. Special
thanks to the ladies of the United Pentecostal Church and the
friends who came and shared in this Valentine's Tea Party.
Another get together is in the planning for the near future.

.o_- Our Classified Department can be reached at:

Britt celebrates 1-800-345-8688 or 747-5020
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Deadline is Monday at 5pm for Thursdays Paper

Gulf County Democratic Party Meeting

with Featured Speaker Bob

Everyone is invited
to attend the Gulf County
Jpemocratic Executive
Committee meeting on
.hursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
EST at the Port Inn. Bob
'Kerrigan will be our featured
-speaker. He is involved with
local, state and national polit-
-ical issues.
c Bob graduated from Port
St. Joe High School, attend-,
gd Florida State University
obtaining his CPA, and worked
for Price Waterhouse. He
graduated from Florida State
'School of Law in 1971 and
joined the Escambia County
,Public Defenders office, ris-
oine to the position of Chief
,Assistant. He then partnered
with George Estes in pri-
Late practice in Pensacola;
'the firm is now Kerrigan,
,Estess, Rankin, McLeod &

Thompson and is a regional
firm with offices in Pensacola,
Ft. Walton, Seaside, Panama
City and Port St. Joe. He was
selected as one of the trial
attorneys by then Governor
Lawton Chiles to prosecute
the State's claim for Medicaid'
recovery against the tobacco
companies. The case set-
tled during jury selection for,
at' the time, the largest civil
judgment in the history of the
United States.
He is a recognized leader
among Pensacola attorneys,
widely known for his cross
examination skills. He has
obtained numerous multi-mil-
lion dollar jury verdicts. He is
a member of the Association
of Trial Lawyers of America,
the Academy of Florida Trial
Lawyers and is, a Florida Bar
Board .Certified Civil Trial

Attorney. Bob was legal advi-
sor to the minority caucus of
the Florida Senate during the
election controversy in Florida
in 2000. Bob has been
selected for inclusion in Best
Lawyers in America and was
named as one of Florida's Top
Lawyers in Florida Monthly
'In recent years, Bob has
dedicated a large portion of -
his time and funding to the
prosecution of international
human rights abuse cases.
Bob has. endowed the Florida
State University Center for
the Advancement of Human
Come join us and get
involved with the Democratic
Party in Gulf County. Our
'group is growing and hard at
work, and we invite anyone
who is interested to attend.

Recently remodeled home in great loca-
tion. Great room with f/p and vaulted
ceilings. Large kitchen with breakfast bar.
Masler bedroom and bath. Large Florida
room overlooking nice landscaped back
yard. Centrally located near downtown
Port St. Joe. Shown by appointment
only. 5296,000 Mls#110196 call Susie
White at 850-227-4046 or 800-451-

St. Joe Beach Home-two lots one block
off highway 98 'four bedrooms three
baths living room dining room fam-
ily room eat in kitchen two car carport
storage building/laundry sink nicely
landscaped-Sprinkler System Located
on a corner with a Gulfview-Shown
by Appointment Call Joe today for
your preview 850-227-4585 MLS #

186 Barbara Dr., custom built executive
style home- appr. 3400 sq ft of luxurious
living, home offers spacious comfort in
each room. cozy family room. kitchen with
breakfast bar, large pantry, tiled floor, ceil-
ing fans throughout, florida room with lovely
view of back yard, master bedroom, mas-
ter bath, two car garage. mls#109875
$525,000 call Susie White 1-800-451 -,
2349 or 850-227-4046

4511 Surside Lane in Port St. Joe, has a
large roomy and light gulf front house.
Has bay access on Pilot Dr. Two decks to
enjoy views and beautiful sunsets! Mls#
109560 $849,000 call Mark at 227-

262 Old Bay City Road 2 BD 1 BA
home on half acre lol, perfect starter
home or getaway. Very cozy & well kepi.
Just minutes from boat landings and
great fishing! mls# 109333- $125,000.
Call Sonjia Raffield 850.340.0900.

This beautiful home w/ breathtaking gulf
views has it all, -over 36,000 in rent-
al-income, professionally decorated and
landscaped w/ well and sprinkler system.
This 5 bedroom custom built house has
tile floors, large master w/ tile shower,
and two additional queen masters. One
of a kind views from the three porches.,
The house is high up in the "x" flood zone
and the 'sunsets are spectacular. A must
see. Will sell fast!!!!!!! MIs# 110557
$ 1,249,500 call Charlton Williams at

Location, locationl!!!!! This home has
been very well taken care of and would
make a perfect beach getaway with
very low maintenance. Approximately
500 ft to the beach. FEMA AVAILABLE.
MLS#108884 $325,000.00 CALL
CAROL AT 227-4252

Mexico Beach- Gulf View- The Cottag-
es- This is a new 4bed/2.5bath with great
space layout. Furnished impeccably. Front
balcony with view of Gulf .Back porch with
view of the canal, fishing/boats docking
area. Small grass/landscaped area behind
cottage. Boat access to gulf. Just steps to
the beach MLS110756 .

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

Preconstruction Condominium! Gulf
Breeze Villas condominiums are located
on the Gulf side of Hwy 98 and have
plenty of luxury bonuses such as, access
to the beach and a private pool on the
roof. Also, this condo. has Gulf views
from the east and west so you never
miss a moment. Call Moses Medina
@ 850-527-0441 for more informa-
"tion. Price Reduced: $749,999. MLS#


SThis 1 st tier o Is located In Jubilation Subdivision. Lot 74 has great views of the Gulf
Of Mexico. $ 795,000 for more info call Suasie White at 227-4046
* St Joe Beach Bay VIew/1 tier- '4 lots directly across from dedicated public beach
beach.. Beautiful Unobstructed View with currant restrictions to maintain view..Zoning can
i,.'" .i,-..:.,:. ,' -. ,5 n-.-.... i t : ck of Highway frontage can be purchases X- Flood
a. S 00.000 per loi. Cal Naahle Shoa 850-227-435 MS 1080380
of the nicest subdivision on the cape, paved streets, underground utilities, ribbon curbing,
nice landscaing, clubhouse and pool, Lot located lose to boardwalk to beach. MLS
109776 $ 995,000 CALL JOE AT 850-227-4585
and Clubhouse. This beautiful "x" zone 1st tier lot is one on the best ones oa The cape w/
spectacular gaulf & bay views of both sunrises and sunsets. MLS#110600 $ 825,000 CALL
* H oen' Walk Subdl>l:'1on-r.- : tr.., 5,,' + .ubdl: -n'- ir Pr' 0+ jli L-. t-d,
: ....,,. .- .: .-' : .- s u. ..-" 5160 000 Call Su.,.
Whie B50 227.4046

-Cape San Bias, 4565 Cape San Bias Road- This Gulf front Lot consists of 1.60
acres+/-. Most of the property is located within the X flood zone. Enjoy beautiful sunsets
and the sugar, White sands. Greatplace to build your vacation home Mls#108527
$2,950.000 Call Jay Rilsh (850) 227-5569
*'St. Joe Beach Area, 104 Signal Lane-Lot 70 is located in the heart of Windmark Beach
which is just minutes away from Port St. Joe. This upscale community offers many amenities
including swimming pool, clubhouse, private dock, HOA. mls#110021 $795,000 Call Jay
Rish at (850)227-5569 '
.. Casuna Subdivision Brand new subdivision in Mexico Beach, located just off 15th
Street. Amenities include a community club house and pool. Close to beaches, great fish-
ing and restaurants. $185,000. Call Son ia Raffleld @ 850.340.0900.
* St. Joe Beach, Sunset Village- lot 47 priced to sell at $298,000
* St Joe Beach, Hwy 98 frontage 4 lots with unobstructed gulf view, can be residential
or commercial. Entire block of road frontage can be purchased. Call Natalie 850-
227-4355, ,
* Golf front lot with x-zone building site behind the cccl line. Originally planned 4000
sf, 5br/5ba house on this site. mls#10961) $975,000 call Charlton Williams at

*.103 W Sand Dollar Way 1 ST TIER lot in San Blas Plantation with deeded access to
Gulf of Mexico, boardwalk to beach is located in front of this lot Call Son|la Raffield
at 340-0900 $579,900.
Lot 3C, St. Charles Street, Casuna Subdivision, Mexico Beach Within walking
distance of beach with easy Access. Pool and pool house. MLS#I08169, $224,900
Brenda Miller 227-5380
Sunset Village-This development is located at St. Joe Beach surrounded by Windmaork
Beach Development. Amenities include pool, bath house, landscaped entrance accented
with brick pavers New Orleans style street lighting, covenants and restrictions, HOA. Lots
starting at $299,900
Property is cleared & near our local schools. MLS# 108113 $179,900 Call Moses,
Medina alt 850-527-0441
Jubilation. Seller is motivated so bring all offers. MLS# 110310 $ 409,000 Call Moses
Medina at 850-527,0441

ment opportunity. MLS# 105586 $ 1,500,000 Call Susie White at 850-227-4046.
. views of the Gulf of Mexico. MLS# 104945 $ 795,000 For more info call Susie White
at 850-227-4046
* LOT 14 IN SOUTHGATE SUBDIVISION is a nice lot for investments or building your
dream home. ML5# 109033 $ 110,000 Call Warren Yeager at 850-899-7337 '
* Port St. Joe, 130 Palm Breeze Way-mis#107338, $85,000
In one of the newest subdivisions In the Indian Pass area. This subdivision Offers
underground utilities,-and paved roads. Close to Apalachicola and Port St. Joe. ust minutes
from the beautiful beaches. mls#J07253/mls#107254 $179,000 each. Call Jay RIsh
(850) 227-5569
Beautiful one acre homestre in Whlspering Pines Subdivision. Only blocks to the
Bay. Subdivision features underground utilities, paved streets and restricted covenants. Lot
is partially cleared. $139,500 MLS #109940. Call Valerie 527-5258.

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St. Patrick's Day Celebrations ...
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Mrs. Weston's third
grade class at Wewahitchka
Elementary conducted a
study of Irish lore, customs
and symbols and concluded
their unit with a special cel-
ebration complete with an
authentic Irishman, Mr. Dan
Walsh, parent of Mckenna,
teaching them one of many
Irish dances he learned as
a- child in Ireland. Students
participated in the event with
dancing, eating, and kissing

their Blarney Stones which
were left by the Leprechauns
who sneaked into the class-
room one night. All the
students left the class in
their shamrock shirts they
made and treats provided
by Mckenna's mother and
grandmother and Mr. John
Green, Cordele's grandfather.
When they return to school
after spring break, they will
continue the Irish theme as
they solve riddles in their
search of the hidden treasure
in their "Irish Leapstakes."

Derby Races Pennies for

On Saturday, March 4,
the Lake Sands District Scout
Pinewood Derby Car Races
were held at Tommy Thomas
in Panama City.
Justin place 2nd in the
Bear Division, losing to only
one opponent. In the overall
race, where all the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd place winners from
all- the divisions race against
each other, Justin was unde-
feated. He is the new 2006
Lake Sands Disctrict Scout
Champion. Justin belongs
to the Cub Scout Pack 315
of Wewahitchka, under the
guidance of Ms. Rhonda Gay.
Congratulations Justin, we
are proud of you!


227-3319 639-3319
149 A Commerce Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL
LIC. #CAC1814869
******Spring Special*******
Have your A/C system cleaned for $75.00!
Regularly $93.00!!
Offer good through May 1, 2006 18508

Students at Port St. Joe
Middle School are proudly
participating in The Leukemia
and Lymphoma Societies
Pennies for Patients program.
Pennies for Patients teach-
es students caring, sharing,
respect for others and the
value of community service.
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Pennies for Patients
program will take place for a
three-week period kicking off
Monday, March 27 and run-
ning through Thursday, April
13. The AA class raising the"
most money will win $50 to
spend on their AA. Bring in
your change and turn it inp
each day to your AA teacher.

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Port St. Joe Elementary
Peacebuilders of the Week
Back Row L-R, Jackson Combs-5th Grade, Megan Hubbard-3rd'
Grade, Cailyn LaPlante-4th Grade
Middle Row, Wesley Moye- 1st Grade, Chad Quinn -2nd Grade,.
Andrew Harcus Kindergarten,
Front Row, Brian Darnall- Pre-K

Child Find Pre K Screening,
The Gulf County School Board and FDLRS/PAEC will'
co-sponsor a Free Child Find Pre-K Screening for children
ages 3 to 5. Each child will be screened in school readiness,'
speaking/listing, motor, social skills, vision and hearing. Th'
screening will be at, Port St. Joe Elementary, April 21, 9 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. Call 229-1492 to make an appointment.

The Gulf County Annual Spring Cleanup schedules are as follows:
Monday, March 27, 2006 through March 31, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, March 24, 2006.
Monday, April 3, 2006 through April 7, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, March 31, 2006.
Monday, April 17, 2006 through April 21, 2006.
All items must be placed on the'right-of-way by Friday, April 14, 2006.
Monday, April 24, 2006 through April 28, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, April 21, 2006.
Monday, May 1, 2006 through May 5, 2006.
All items must be placed on the right-of-way by Friday, April 28, 2006.
This is a one time pick-up ----
All items must be separated (i.e. white goods, wood products, yard debris, etc.)
If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf County Public Works Office at (850) 227-1401,
AD #2006-024 Publish March 16th and March 23rd, 2006


11:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.






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School News.
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Report cards for this
grading period will be sent
home on Wednesday, March
29. Please call 227-3211 if
you need to set up a parent/
teacher conference.
Students, do you have
a talent you'd like to show
off and win prize money
doing it? Our Talent Show
would be the perfect oppor-
tunity for you. Come audi-
tion Monday, March 27 right
after school in the commons
area. Be totally prepared
to WOW us with your tal-
ent. Practices will be held
on Tuesday, March 28 and
Wednesday, March 29 after
school. Prize money 1st -
$25, 2nd $15, and 3rd -
$10. If you have no office
referrals you may audition.
If you have no office referrals
you may attend the perfor-
mance on Friday, March 31
at 9:00 a.m.
Students at Port St. Joe
Middle School are proudly
participatingin The Leukemia.
and Lymphoma Societies
Pennies for Patients pro-
gram. Pennies for Patients
teaches students caring,
sharing,, respect for others
and the value of community

The Port St. Joe Middle
School Pennies for Patients
program will take place for
a three-week period kicking
off Monday, March 27 and
running through Thursday,
April 13. The AA class rais-
ing the most money will win
$50 to spend on their AA.
Bring in your change and
turn it in each day to your
AA teacher.
All 8th grade parents
should attend a meeting. on
Thursday, April 6th 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
5 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:

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 comput-
er with internet access.
Port St. Joe Middle
Username: psjms
Password : sharks
Does your child need
help with homework or
finding 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 pm.
Go to www.askalibrarian.org
and chat live with a librarian
from one of Florida's public,
school, or academic librar-
ies. Questions can also be
submitted vie e-mail at any
Tutoring is available on
Monday and Wednesdays
from 3:00-4:00 in the
Opportunity Center Building
No. 1 (located behind the
PSJHS gym). Parents may
also use the Opportunity
* Center to go online and view
'your child's grades. For
more information call Gloria
Gant at 229-9359.
Check out these free
websites for math practice
for the reluctant, disen-
chanted, or struggling math.
student. It is appropriate

for all ages, even pre-school, I I. -_
up through algebra. http: -
www.coolmath4kids.com .3
and http://coolmath.com/ -
algebra .
We still have many stu- .
dents that need to come by -
the front office to pick up
your Gold Card. Use your
Gold Card for free admission
to all athletic events in Gulf
County. L

Thank You Bay St. Joe Care & Rehabilitation

Center says Thank to DOMA0

The Junior Class at Port
St. Joe High School would
like to thank everyone who
participated in the Prom
Fashion show this year.
We would like to extend
a very special thank you to
Clay Keels owner of Petals by
the Bay on Reid Avenue and
to The Glass Slipper in 23rd
Street in Panama City for the
use of tuxes and the beauti-
ful dresses.
Both Petals by the Bay
and The Glass Slipper have
offered a 20 percent discount
to Port St. Joe High School
students. Also, on Tuesday,
March 28, Mr. Keels will be
at Port St. Joe High School
for measurements and
*orders for prom. And one
last note to all juniors and
parents: we will begin deco-
rating the Centennial build-
ing on Monday, April, 10
after school. All juniors. are
encouragedto help decorate.

50 tonTravel Lift
f _.._..S ( Yachts: 30 65 feet

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Larger Vessels: 1,000 ton
Marine Rail
Tohatsu outboard dealer

At the junction of Gulf County Canal and
ICW near White City
Call first and ask for Red.orTroy

The Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehabiliatation Center would
like to say "Thank You" to Connie Lamberson and the
DOMAO group for their delightful visit to entertain the resi-
dents as well as the staff. The smiling faces and unbounding
spirit lifted everyone. These young adults truly do, Dances Of
Many for Audience of One.

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229.8285 229.8286 Capital City

We Treat The Following Conditions ,
In The Privacy & Comfort of Our Clinic
Cold Feet Corns
Heel Pain Warts
SBunions Callouses
S Fungus Toenails Burninig Feet

* Ingrown Toenails Numb Feet
* Arthritic Foot Care Diabetic Foot Care

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Gulf iew Cottage ah .penr t1c.:.r plin
- living room with fireplace, family room,
:.ffic, leIhri. screened porch with hot tub,
large 6pen front deck with great view of
gulf. ,.rL 'h..p ind lhrge ced -ljr,.ld .:..-
et downstairs. NMLSg 108"55 $6"5.000

3 BR 2 BA Gulf %iew. X Flood Zone
house on V2- acre lot on Cape San
Bias. This house has terrific views of the
Gulf of Mexico. Deeded access to both.
Gulf & St. Joseph Bay. MLS# 108718

8048 Cape San Bias Rd

Cape San Bias, FL



Bay From House on ihe Cape. Eri:.'.,
the tranquility on the screened porch over-
looking lush vegetation & water. Scallop
& crab from own private dock. Spacious,
comfortable 3 BR/ 2 BA is a must see.
MLS# 110623 $985,000

Is[ Tier X-Flood Zone. 3BR/ 3BA
house on C-ape' Sir, P? i 1.. 1 :rp
from the beach with great rental history.
Professionally decorated with stainless
steel appliances. Four decks offer spec-
tacular views :-.rBF i :unrcIe: .k Gulfsun-
sets. Deeded Bi,' ..-e:- MLS# 107364

Magnificent 6. BR / B,\. Isi-Tier
townhouse., *ir, over 1,45U sq. ft. of
deck space. This 4,200 sq. ft. townhouse
in SeaCliffs has private elevator, stainless
steel ppl.i4r-.:c. 4-car garage (enclosed),
and min ctri:. The views are spec-
tacular on all three levels. MLS# 103415

110 Barrier Dunes

Large, gorgeous gulf front home! Also
has very nice bay views.. Custom beach'
-dream house with all the extras! 5 bed-
rooms, 4 1/2 baths, theater room, game
room, extra.large master bedroom suite
Iv,rh .i..-'[rudv Custom master bath,
jetted tub, separate shower with glass tiles.
Marble and hardwood floors throughout
house. Private entrance with elevator.
MLS# 109182 $1,950,000

Cape San Bias, FL



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Broker Associate




3 BR 2 BA home one block from
St. Joe Bay. Nice yard, fireplace, large
master and living room. MLS# 110119

Great.Views from ihis Is Tier 3BR A Little Count By the Bay. 3-BRj
-- 2BMiS7ach House in the "X" Flood 2-BA house across from St. Joseph Bay
,,Zone on Lndinm P u \;iih ei-c a!sccs with tons of charm, close to the beaches,
-0o d',e.ee'ceful b.ch. .Screenmd po:ch schools, and shopping. MLS# 109992
:'plu- rs open decks. Lo,:ated .,ne mile $465,000
from the Indjin Pim boar ramp MII .'
.109323 "$55,000





3 BR 2 BA House on quiet street with
lots of upgrades: granite countertops, fire-
place, Pergo wood floors, pool & hot tub,
wonderful family room. 'MLS# 110465

St. Joe Beach Gulf Front. Beautiful 3BR/
2.5BA Townhouse with many amenities,"
must see to appreciate. Hardwood floors,
crown molding, granite in Kit.,'Wet Bar &
V BA; other BA's.marble. Gorgeous sun-
sets over the.Gulf. Has not been on rental
program. MLS# 107640 $799,000


625-6197 ,

Cottage style 3 BK 2 BA home on two
lots in well-established neighborhood in
Port St. Joe, FL. Wonderful family home
nestled among large oak & pine trees.
Great starter -home with growth potential.
MLS# 108853 $289,900

New Development Under Construction.
Palmetto Plantation Condominiums has
two, three, and four-bedroom units avail-
able. Amenities include: 2 swimming
pools with pool pavilion & play area.
Short walk to the Gulf of Mexico. Priced
from $339,000 to $499,000



Broker Large luxury townhouse in gated com-
munity with private elevator, remodeled
227-8890, in Spring 2005. New paint,' tile on upper
deck & fourth fldor. Great view of the Gulf
of Mexico. :Easy access to beach. MLS#
107631 $595,000


Jubilation at Cape San Bias .. building lots starting at

Sand Trace 2nd Tier (Gulf View) available for $395.000

SeaGrass at Cape San Bias ...... .-starting at $539,500

PalmBreeze ................... -starting at $72,000.

Southgate in Port St. Joe ...... -available for $124,900.

Sunset Bay; Bay View .......... -available at $250,000.

Waterfront at East Bay Plantation ...... .-available for

1.35-acre Lagoon front on Indian Pass ... $1,295,000.

1.99-acre Bay Front Simmons Bayou.... $1,295,000.

2-acre Bay Front Cape San Bias........ $1,495,000.

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Sunset Pointe at Cape San Bias ..-available; starting at

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Constitution and7 Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

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

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellawship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 700p.m.
K All Times are EST

Dan Rhodes
Minister of MusiYouth
Deborah Loylkss
Director of Children Ministries

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting

Wig1anb hiew aptiWt Iurt
J 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Mike Westbrook,

Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. '

-the Caftho Church of Gatf Cout

St. Joseph Parish
20th & 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)

,k "our Church, can be your home"

First hurchl of the Nazarene
2420 Long avenue Port St. Joe, florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

Sunday School ........ .. .... I .1C m
Sundiiy MIMriii,, Worship :..... 11 ,in
Surld v Everniii l WI'; .......... 6 [ T
Wedrinedav'Evening Service .. 7 p m.

ff"uni 4 Jecd Sead
11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Slidq Worslipeniores: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
$Sudqi$kSool:10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Bech United Methodist Ckrch
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family life (huh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... A Po n
.10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening (< >
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford ReidAve.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Familyme cChurch
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16!

The Ilewahitclika Church of Christ
Meets At 22411 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
1 wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT

Church of Christ

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



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

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

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 3
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a
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
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

[First Baptist Churc

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell,' Minister of Music & Education
Michaeil Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School . . 9:45
Worship Service ........... 8:30 & 11:00O
Disciple Training ........... ........6:OC
Evening Worship ............... .. 7:OC
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ......... 6:3
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM......7:49 ar

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First Baptist Chure
Locatedat 823 N. 15tbhSt., Mexico Beach
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Worship Soundi. atr 11' i'i0 m t.d i.1 Oi p m
Bible Study '.Ondavs it 9 1) m e ln I!C- .-
Wednesday Prayer and Bible rud iat 6.-. i p
Please note, all times central!
Kei',,r,.l tdi',, LL.:Flil.lir.

M 1TicLk. -A Reformed V(

2 in the Commun

\i,-%lll A .CA. Dr. Bill Taylor, Pas

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

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n Him."'

Men's Day at New

Bethel AME Port St. Joe
I want to thank every-
one for coming out and enjoy
enjoying this day with us.
The men's day program
was a success. God came in
and set the tone. The NPSJ
Male Chorus was awesome.
The spirit was high, the fel-
* lowship great and the food
To my church, thanks!
Thanks! Thanks! Could not
have done it without you.
"Know man is an island,
know man stands alone."

Car Wash, Bake

Sale & Yard Sale
f Highland View Church of
God is having a yard sale, car
wash and bake sale on Sat.
March 25 at the Capital City

Superior Banking
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs


Zella S.

Zella S. Anderson, age 9,0
passed away Tuesday, March
7, at her home in Altamonte
Springs, Florida. Born
October 23, 1915 in Marion,
StMI, she was the daughter of
-h the late Floyd and Gladys
JOE Lehman..
Zella Anderson lived in-
Port St. Joe, Florida since
1960 and was actively
5 am involved in various organi-
S zations and a member of,
am the First United Methodist
pm Church. She enjoyed play-
pm ing Golf and Bridge with
SpmE her friends. She moved to
m Altamonte Springs in 2001 to
be closer to her son and his
fiancee. Zella was full of life
and love. She was a .loving
I, mother and grandmother and
had many enduring friend-
k : ships. She will be missed,
1 but is now in the arms of her
savior, Jesus Christ who she
S loved and trusted.
Her husband, Ira Milton
Anderson. preceded Zella in
death. She is survived by
her twin sister, Stella Ailing
of Charlotte Harbor, Florida;
her daughter, Janice Kay
Doten and her husband Jerry
of Williamston. MI: her son
Larry Christian Anderson and
his Fiancee and beloved friend
voice *- of Zella's, Donna M. Rice of
ity" Aldtamonte Springs, Florida;
five grandchildren, Enc Lee
Anderson of Charlotte, NC:
stor Scott Kevin Andersen and
^ his, wife Jennifer of Grand




The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sundayn School 9:451
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

SLong Avenue Baptist Church ,'..

Where Faith, Family .

Friendship are found*
The One Only...Jesus said, "Con*e to me all who are weary & heavy burdened, &I will
give you rest." Do not, try to carry your burdens alone. There is someone who wants to help
you. He not only wants to help you He is able to help you.
Trust the Lord Jesus .as your only hope of salvation. He is not one among many ways.
There is only one way. Jesus is that way. So, "cast your cares upon Him, because He cares for
you." Don't try to go it alone. Go to the One who can calm the storms!

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL'* For More Information Call 229-8691

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

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

Worship on Wednesday:

il Church
public is especially invited to
this service and luncheon,
which is planned to accom-
modate the lunch hour of
those who work nearby.
Other services and pro-
grams for the following week
of Lent are scheduled. For
further information please
visit our website: stjames-
episcopalchurch.org or call
the Parish Office at 227-1845,
or Saint James' Church is
located at 800 22nd. Street,
at Garrison Avenue, in Port
St. Joe. Note: all times


Evangelist Marvlene
Branch of Bath, South
Carolina will be returning
to Living Waters Assembly
of God for a special Revival
Service Wednesday, March
Rev. Branch is seeing
miracles in many services
she ministers at.
The services will be Wed.
thru Fri.. (March 22-26) at'7
p.m. and Sunday services will
be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited
to attend. The Church is
located at Bluff Road (right
at school, go three miles) at
For more information call
Pastor Lois Long at 850-323-

Anderson, Are You Doing
SYour Part?
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Rapids. NlI: Tracy Anderson
NMaines and her husband
Philip of Fountain Inn, SC;
Karen, Sue Atwell and her
husband Mike of Jackson
MI; Kristina Ann Doten of
Annr Arbor, MI; and two great
grandchildren, Taylor Atwell
and Chase Atwell of Jackson,
-MI; and her sister-in-law,
Marie Christine Anderson of
Lansing MI.
In lieu bf Flowers, the'
family request the donations
are, sent to the First Methodist
Church, 10(0 Monument
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
A memorial Service will
be held at the First Methodist
Church on March 25th at
2:00 p.m.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

I The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
,36 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.

SYou're mon frienJd Jat I
SOak Grove assembly of God I
D vid.1.fFernander. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613.Madlson Street Port St. Joe. fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday .ednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Mid Week.Meal 5:00pm
.ortnng-Worship 10:45am Mid'Week Bible Study 6:15pm
M'ds on the Move O0:45am Ministry In Actloh 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
men'ss .Minlstry onday 6:30pmt
Cadles Ministry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 1aise 'Worship reaching the 'Pure'Word

Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center
Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM
No Offering Plate will be passed.


The bible is God's answer
If you have a question it's
the place to look.
t Every problem there has
ever been is written on the
pages there in.
Have you found the meafn-
ing for your life in earth?
What is your purpose,
and what is your-worth?
The, answers are written
in God's holy book. : '
For peace and, consola-,
Lion it's the only place to,
lbok "
It can solve the problems
of everyday life. '
It's wvon manrv victories
over suffering and strife. '
Search the word with all
your heart, a Savior you will
You'll never find Him in
the world, because the world
is blind.
SWbith Jesus as voar
Savior, a new life will start.'
Ask what He would ha'e
you do, to help you do your
You have to take a stand
for what you know is true.
Jesus didn't have to stay
on that cross, He did it for r~e
and you. 0
Tell everyone you se
what Jesus did for you. A
My friend you can th n
say, you're doing you're part
-Bill\ Johnson


29, Mr. Sonny Glass, Para-
rabbi of Temple B'nai Israel
in Panama City will conduct
a Passover Seder meal. The
Seder will begin at 6 p.m.
in Coldewey Hall, preceded
by a celebration of the Holy
Communion in the church at
5:30 p.m. Reservations will
be needed for the Seder, and
donations will be accepted to
cover cost.
On the Fridays of Lent
Saint James' annual Lenten
Friday Noontime Sermon
Series continues. On Friday,
March 24, the preacher
will be the Reverend Canon
Alexander Wakeling from
the-Diocese of Ontario in the
Anglican Church of Canada.
On Friday, March 31, Saint
James' Church welcomes
to its pulpit the Reverend
Stephen Baker, the new pas-
tor at the Episcopal Church of
the Holy Nativity in Panama
City. The Friday service with
sermon begins at noon, and is
followed by simple but satis-
fying meatless luncheon. The

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

6B The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursdav, March 23, 2006



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Morris/Davis to Wed
Mr. and Mrs. John L.
Slay Jr. of Molino, FL are
pleased to announce the
.engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Jessica Victoria Morris, to
Mr. Andrew Scott Davis, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Davis of
Wewahitchka. Jessica is the
-Front Office Manager at Gulf
Coast Primary Care in Port
St. Joe, Florida. Andrew is
Vice President of Bluewater
,iNet Group, LLC and Owner
of Panhandle360 in Port St.
-Joe, Florida. A date of June
2, 2007 has been set.

Covenant Hospice kicks off It's

About How You LIVE Campaign


News from PSJHS

by Laura Ropelis
If you are a senior, please
-fill out the FAFSA online
at FAFSA.ed.gov with your
_parents to be eligible for
financial aid, grants and
scholarships from the federal
See Guidance Counselor:
Laura Ropelis at PSJHS for all
scholarship information and
deadlines. Now is the time to
Important registrations
Juniors, if you haven't taken
'the ACT or SAT now is the
time to register for spring
so you can apply for early
" admission to colleges in the
-Fall 2006 your senior year
Deadlines for PSJHS testing:
SAT: Register by March 31.
-Test May 6, at PSJHS.
. Parent meetings are being
held now for setting up your
schedules for your senior
year. If you, or your parents
missed your appointment,
please call Laura Ropelis to
,schedule a time.
Registration for Florida
,Virtual School is underway
through March 2006 for next
-_year. Go to FLVS on line and
request placement in available
.classes fro placement in June
July and August.
Opportunities to help
If parents or businesses would

like to contribute to the Gulf
County Scholarship Fund for
our high school seniors or
our FCAT incentive program
please contact Mr. Duane
Test Dates
The CPT will be offered to all
interested in attending Gulf
Coast Community College
and eligible to dual enroll
next year on the 18 of April
2006 at PSJHS.
AP test dates are identified
for May. See the Guidance
if you need to take a test.
ROTC Banquet is April 7.
March 29 is a Blood Drive at
Community Service
Community service can open
doors. Help someone else and
help yourself at the same
time. Many scholarships and
100 percent Bright Futures
eligibility requires 75 hours
for .5 credit. See Guidance for
Recognitions Making the
Sharks Proud!!
Elizabeth Gibson was
chosen to play at Oxford
College in Emory University
to play soccer.
Robert Floyd was recog-
nized as the Governor's High
School All Star and was cho-
sen by the American Legion as
a Boy's State Representative.
Sam Cox was also chosen

as a Boys State Representative
with James Baxley as alter-
Jordan Todd was rec-
ognized as highest GPA
Academic All State and
Junior Orange Ball Academic
All Star
Kelly Geoghagan com-
peted in the Jr. Miss contest
and was chosen first runner
up for state.
Faculty Recognitions
Coach Palmer is recog-
nized as the Coach of the
Seniors Get ready to
April 22 Prom
April 28-29 Grad Bash
May 11 and 12 Senior
May 12 Seniors last day
May 19 Senior Breakfast
and practice
May 21 Baccalaureate at
6 PM
May 22 Graduation at 7
May' 22 and 23 Project
May 23 9th 11 Student's
last day
8th Graders and Parents
Open House
April 6th at 5:00 all par-
ents of 8th graders moving
up to Port Saint Joe High
School are invited to attend
an Open House at PSJHS to
*prepare for next year.

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Covenant Hospice and
the National Hospice' and
Palliative Care Organization
(NHPCO) are asking the com-
munity to help raise aware-
ness about the importance
of advance care planning
during the month of March
by wearing white clothing.
Wearing white is particu-
larly important on March
31, the anniversary of Terri
Schiavo's death, when the
two organizations want to
focus national attention on
the importance of end-of-
life discussions and advance
care planning.
The "It's About How You
LIVE" campaign encourag-
es people to: Learn about
options for end-of-life care;
Implement plans to ensure
your wishes are honored;
Voice decisions to family,
friends and health care pro-
viders; Engage others in con-
versation about the impor-
tance of advance care plan-
Covenant Hospice is
offering free copies of Five
Wishes, a living will that talks
about your personal, emo-
tional and spiritual needs as
well as your medical wishes.
It lets you choose the person
you want to make health
care. decisions for you if you
are not able to make them
for yourself. Five Wishes
lets you say exactly how you
wish to be treated if you get
seriously ill or become inca-
There are several differ-
ent versions of living 'wills
available. However,, no mat-
ter which living will indi-

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viduals choose to complete,
Covenant Hospice empowers
individuals and families to
make a difference in their
lives, even at the end-of-
life. Advance Care Planning
(ACP) is a process to help
extend your rights through
documentation that guides
your medical care should
you. become unable to com-
municate your wishes.
ACP consists of two pri-
mary concepts: devising a
living will and designating a
health care surrogate. Less
than 25 percent of Americans
over the age of 18 enact
these rights in writing. For
more information on ACP or
to get your free copy of Five
Wishes, please call Covenant
Hospice (850) 438-9714.

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Dr. Peter H. Obesso, MD

Echo Saindon, PA-C
M'ondii through Frida,,-S 00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

.iOtIn Ple,w Call 639-5828f r an Appointment

-- i',edicare. Medicaid, BCBS & Sliding Fee
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Therapeutic Skin Treatments
Permanent Makeup
Nlierodennrabrasion Chemical Peels
Customized Facials Body Treatments
.., Waxing Skin Tag and Spider Vein Removal
A' .,.', .. Medical Grade Skincare Products
For an appoinhnent. please call:
(850) 227-1953
Nelinda ,A. Dement. Licensed Aesthetician
Aline's Salon* 315 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida



SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2006



Newly constructed 1st Tier three bedroom two and a half bath beach home
in the spectacular new \XindlMark Beach subdivision. This house includes
many extras like a detached one bedroom one bath mother-in-law suite above
the garage with kitchenette, a spectacular study, upgraded flooring, upgraded
interior trim, upgraded plumbing, and a built-in entertainment center with a
gas fireplace. Located just steps from the beach, this is one of the only homes
in Wind-Mark Beach with a private boardwalk. This home is fully furnished
with designer furnishings and is rented through Pristine Properties. For more
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PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
1.877.827,8751 OR 850.229.1700
www.stjoe bay. com

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APRIL 29, 2006


Port St. Joe Chapter of Kiwanis International@ is
hosting its Annual "Select Shot" Golf Tournament

Time/Date: 1:00 p.m. (EST) on April 29, 2006
Where: St. Joseph's Bay Country Club
Entry Fee*: $50.00 per person
($200.00 per foursome)
Prize Money: $300 1st Place
$200 2nd Place
$100 3rd Place

Entry fee encompasses green fee, golf cart as well as
hamburgers/hot dogs cookout for player and a guest

To register, please contact Kathy Balentine at
(850) 229-6550 or Pauline Pendarvis at
(850) 229-8261 x-113-


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 23, 2006 7B

Ffmklkh,-d 79.27 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


The New Face of

Bay Point Marina
On March 18, Josh
"Skull" McCulley took the
helm as Harbormaster at Bay
Point Marina in Panama City
Beach. Josh, a 2000 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School,
is the son of Eileen and the
late Allen McCulley, formerly
of Port St. Joe. His Mom,
Christie, Johnny, Rachel, and
all the kids would like to
congratulate Josh. We know
you'll do a great job!

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clean & sober

Kitchen cupboards say.
"For sure during the first
may be brimming with year of treatment, which
hidden pitfalls for the can be pretty difficult, any-
thing with alcohol should
recovering alcoholic be avoided," says Beverly
Hawpe, of Beverly Hawpe and
By TERESA J. FARNEY Associates, a mental health
Freedom News Service and substance abuse service
in Colorado Springs, Colo.
or recovering "We tell people to be cautious
alcoholics, the about what they are eating."
temptations Cooking without alcohol
are everywhere. is the same as for any other
At parties dietary restriction leave
Staurnts, it out and look for a flavor
Restaurants., .
IF ~ Sporting events.substitute.
Wedding receptions. The It might take a bit of exper-
liquor store down the street. imentation, because booze is
And their own kitchens. a staple cooking ingredient,
That liter of marsala for particularly for people who
veal marsala? Poison. The like to make recipes with a
tiny bottle of vanilla extract? gourmet touch.
These are the cooks who
A setback waiting to happen. These are the cooks who
Don't think for a minute cherish their recipes for beer-
Don't tn f a m t battered shrimp, brandy-
that this stuff will cook out battered hrimp, brandy-
e i' e e. laced tiramisu, bourbon mar-
when it's heated, either.
"You hear it all the time nade and stout-braised short
the alcohol will burn off" ribs. They. reach for wyine to
says chef Liz Scott. "In real- deglaze saute pans and make
ity, the original amount of killer flan with alcohol-based
ity, the original amount of .
-alcohol contained in a recipe vanilla extract. They love to
may be as much as 85 per-impress their dinner guests
may be as much as 85 per- with cherries jubilee doused
Scott knows all too in brandy and set ablaze.
'Scott knows all too well
about alcohol's dangers and But, as Scott-points out
the temptations that lurk in time and ag-ai, heating
the kitchen of a recovering doesn't completelyerase the
alcoholic. For 10 years, she alcohol. In one testhe U.S.
counted on alcohol to perk Department of Agriculture
up meals she created for her made a sauce using Grand
catering company in New Marnier, an orange-flavored
York. liqueur, and determined that
For many of those, years, 83 percent to 85 percent of
she also counted on alcohol the original alcohol remained
to "reward" herself for the after adding it to boiling liq-
hard work and frenzied activ- uid.
ity attheendof the day. When a stew made with
ity at then my counselor Burgundy wine was simmered
"When my counselor
looked me straight in the eye for 2 1/2'hours, researchers
and said, 'You may have to found that 4 percent to 6 per-
cent of the alcohol remained.
fird a new career,' I realized cent of the alcohol remained
what I was up against.", When a cherries jubilee rec-
Not willing to leave her ipe was flambed, nearly 78
passion for cooking in percent of the, original alcohol
exchange for putting down content remained.
the bottle, Scott decided to In the case of the stew,
otle, Scott decided it might seem silly to worry
use'her culinary training to about seem small amto wountrry
create a cookbook for those about such a small amount
struggling to stay sober. The of residual alcohol. But Scott
result: A cookbook for recov- says the aroma and taste can
be enough to trigger a crav-
ering alcoholics, with tips on be enough t igger a cra-
how to make substitutes for ing in an alcoholic, which is
ingredients that contain alco- why she is such a stickler for
hol and recipes adjusted to complete abstinence.
Eliminate alcohol. That's not an overreaction,
There's an obvious need says Gen Henderson, manag-
for such a cookbook. About er for Drug Free Workplace in
14 percent of the popula- Colorado Springs, Col.,
tion struggles with alcohol "Alcoholism is a psycholog-
dependence, according to the ical disease, too," Henderson
National Institute on.Alcohol says. "It'g all about bend-
Abuse and Alcoholism. Those in the elbow. The aroma of
in recovery must be hyper- something containing alcohol
vigilant about etVen the tiniest can lead to a relapse."
amounts of alcohol, experts Scott is even cautious

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about using wine vinegars,
which, despite the name, are
"From the French words
vin aigre, meaning 'sour
wine,' you might think vin-
egars would have alcohol,"
she says. "But the alcohol is
converted to acetic acid,-leav-
ing no trace of alcohol."
Still, she says, the mere
mention of "wine" vinegar
might be a trigger for a recov-
ering alcoholic. She suggests
using vinegars infused with
other flavors, like raspberry.
It's also imperative to stay
away from vanilla and other
extracts containing alcohol,
she says. True, the amount
of extract usually used in
baking is so small, and is
so well distributed through
mixing, that it could be con-
sidered inconsequential. But
just having it on hand could
cause problems.
"If (the recovering alcohol-
ics) are the ones doing the
cooking or baking, holding an
open bottle of vanilla extract
could be as dangerous as
holding a hand .grenade,"
ScotFays. "The aroma can
set off a trigger in our brain.
For that reason, an alco-
hol-free kitchen necessarily
means eliminating alcohol-
based extracts."
If alcohol is intended to be
the main flavor in a recipe, it
might be better to skip that
dish altogether.
Consider coq au vin, in
which almost an entire bottle
of burgundy is used to stew
chicken. Graham Kerr, the
former wine-glass-in-hand
Galloping Gourmet and a
recovering alcoholic, gave -up
the dish completely. He didn't
bother trying to use "alcohol-
free".wine, which would have
produced an inferior coq au
vin, Scott says.
Which brings up the ques-
tion whether "alcohol-free"
beverages are OK for the recov-
ering alcoholic. According to
Scott, alcohol-free beer and
wine, by definition, can be
labeled "non-alcoholic," if
they have an alcohol content
of less than 0.05 percent.
Admittedly, no one is
going to get a buzz from that,
but there's that trigger effect
again: Someone might give in
to a craving that could lead to
a relapse.
It might seem as if there's

a time boinb behind even
cabinet door in the- kaicheir,
but by tossingitems that con -
tain alcohol, learning to make
substitutions and using a
cookbook like Scott's, recov-
ering alcoholics can feel as if
they've found a safe haven in
their own kitchens.
But what if they want to
eat in a restaurant? That can
be trickier, but there is one


Some not-so-obvious foods to avoid. Even trace
amounts of alcohol can serve as a trigger. If in
doubt, read the label:
Kefir: Fermented milk that is about 2.5 percent alcohol\
Kumiss: similar to kefir; also sold as a digestive aid
Vanilla extract: Bottled in solutions that are at least 35-
percent alcohol by volume
Miso/lamari: Some contain alcohol as a preservative
Red wine/white wine vinegars:
These don't actually contain alcohol, but the suggestion
of "wine" could be a trigger for a recovering alcoholic;
use flavor-infused vinegars, such as raspberry, instead
Dijon mustard: Always contains white wine
Pasta sauces: Some may contain wine
Alcohol-flavored foods: Such as coffees or ice creams

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n, Hawpe says. Salt and pepper, to taste
k hdbw a'dilh s'i re- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy
and if it's possible tosauce
)ut the wine if it's. an .
t,,the wine if it an 1/4 cup firmly packed dark.
brown sugar
HI1/2 cup dark corn syrup
BONLESS CHICKEN 1/4 cuD balsamic vinegar

Yield: 4 servings'
8 boneless, skinless'chicken
thighs, trimmed of any fat
and halved

1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke,
2 tablespoons dried minced

Some tips for making recipes alcohol-free:
Look at the main ingredients of your recipe. Usually the '
main liquid ingredient can be increased to cover the
omission of the required alcoholic ingredient. If the ,'
amount of alcohol is less than a tablespoon, it can
probably be omitted altogether without any effect on'
the recipe.
Any variety of juices and/or tomato juice can often '
be substituted in marinades.
Nonalcoholic extracts, flavorings, syrups and juices
can be substituted for flavor-based liquors and
liqueurs. They usually will need to be diluted. ,
Tomato sauce or juice combined with
Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce can work as
a substitute for many robust liquors.
SOURCE: www.homecooking.about.com

1 teaspoon ground ginger ,"
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder '
Procedure: '
Place chicken pieces in',
9-by-13-inch baking dish in '
single layer and sprinkle with .
salt and pepper.
In medium-size mixing',
bowl, whisk together remain'-,
ing ingredients and pour '
evenly, over chicken. Cover ,'
with aluminum foil and mari- [.
nate in refrigerator several "
hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 325;,
degrees. Remove foil and 8
bake, basting frequently, until
chicken is well-browned and
glazed, about 1 1/2 hours. "
Nutrition data per 4-piece >*
serving: Calories 408 (25 per- !
cent from fat); 11.4 g fat (sat
3.2 g, mono 4.3.g, poly 2.6 g); ;'
protein 29 g; carbohydrates
49 g; fiber .31 g; cholesterol;
99 mg; sodium 887 mg; cal- A
cium 41 mg.
Source: "The Sober Kitchen:
Recipes and Advice for a
Lifetime of Sobriety," by Liz Scott >
(Harvard Common Press, $19.95)

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TIRAMISIJ 12 chocolate-covered
Yield: 5 servings almonds
1 package soft ladyfingers Proeheat oven to 325
(about 24 degrees. Place ladyfingers in
2 large eggs, separated single layer on baking sheet
1/4 cup pUs 1 tablespoon and toast in oven until dry
granulated sugar, divided and slightly browned around
8 ounces -nascarpone edges, turning once, about 10
cheese minutes. Set aside.
1 teaspoon alcohol-free In medium-size mixing
almond extract (optional) bowl with electric mixer, beat
1 cup strongly brewed choc- together egg yolks and 1/4
1 cup strongly brewe c cup sugar until mixture is
olate-almind coffee, divided pale and thick. Beat in mas-
Unsweeteied cocoa powder, carpone, almond extract, if
for dusting using, and 2 tablespoons cof-
1 cup hea'y or whipping fee.
cream In another medium-size
3 tablespoons confectioner's mixing bowl, beat egg whites

with remaining 1 tablespoon
sugar with clean, dry beaters
until stiff peaks form. Fold
egg whites into mascarpone
mixture until creamy and no
white streaks appear.
our remaining coffee into
shallow bowl and dip ladyfin-
gers briefly, one at a time, just
to moisten. Line bottom of 2-
quart glass or ceramic serv-
ing bowl or baking dish with
half the ladyfingers. Cover
with half the mascarpone fill-
ing, dust lightly with cocoa
powder (use a tea strainer),
and repeat layering. '
In medium-size mixing
bowl with clean, dry beat-
ers, whip cream with confec-
tioner's sugar to soft peaks.
Spread on top of tiramisu
and dust again with cocoa
powder. Place almonds dec-
oratively around top and
refrigerate at least 2 hours


Framboise raspberry
liqueur: raspberry juice or
Frangelico hazelnut
liqueur: hazelnut or
almond extract
Galliano liqueur: licorice
Grand Marnier: orange
juice frozen concentrate
or reduced fresh orange
Hard/alcoholic cider:
apple cider or juice-
Kahlua: strong coffee
or espresso with a touch
of cocoa powder
Kirsch: black cherry,
raspberry, boysenberry,
currant Or grape juice or
syrup, or cherry cider
Red burgundy: red wine
vinegar or grape juice
Sweet red wine or dry
wine: beef or chicken
broth or stock, diluted
red wine vinegar, red
grape juice diluted with
red wine vinegar or rice
vinegar, tomato juice,
liquid from canned
mushrooms or plain
Rum: For light rum,
use pineapple juice
flavored with nonalco-
holic almond extract. For

dark rum, use molasses
thinned with pineapple
juice and flavored with
almond extract. Or use
rum extract flavoring.
Sake: rice vinegar
Sherry: orange or pine-
apple juice
Tequila: cactus nectar
or juice
Triple Sec: frozen
orange juice concentrate
or reduced fresh orange
Vermouth: For sweet,
use apple or grape juice
or balsamic vinegar. For
dry, use white grape
juice or white wine vin-
Dry white wine: white
grape juice diluted with
white wine vinegar
Sweet white wine:
chicken broth or stock,.
diluted white wine vin-
egar or cider vinegar,
white grape juice diluted
with white wine vin-
egar, ginger ale, canned
mushroom liquid or
water. For marinades,
substitute 1/4 cup vin-
egar plus 1 tablespoon
sugar plus 1/4 cup
SOURCE: www.homecooking.

for alcoblic beverages:

Beer r ale: For light
-beers, substitute chicken
broth, ginger ale or white
grape iice. For heavier
'beers ise a stronger
beef, chicken or mush-
rooirbroth or stock.
Svtch or bourbon: fruit'
-juicesuch as apple,
aprit,. cherry, peach,
rasperry or grape juice.
'Corisponding flavored
extibts can be used for
smj amounts.
i ampagne/sparkling
while wine: sparkling
wh6 grape juice, ginger
aret/light red wine:
diluted currant or grape
ju., cherry cider syrup
ognac: peach, apricot
or ear juice
ointreau orange-fla-
vad liqueur: orange juice
cocentrate or regular
oi ge juice that has
b n reduced to a thick_-
ep consistency
Creme de menthe: Mix
searmint extract or
with a little water or'
Opefruit juice. Use a
cop of food coloring if
ju need the green color.


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Nutrition data per serving:
Calories 561 (60 percent from
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12.4 g, poly 2.3 g); protein 12
g; carbohydrates 47 g; fiber
1.68 g; cholesterol 173 mg;
sodium 219 mg; calcium 105
Source: "The Sober Kitchen:
Recipes and Advice for a Lifetime
of Sobriety," by Liz Scott

Yield: 4 servings
Canola oil for deep frying
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup cake flour, plus more
for dusting shrimp
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup nonalcoholic ginger
1 pound jumbo shrimp,
shelled and deveined, tails
left on
Salt and pepper, to taste
Pour enough oil into large,
deep saucepan to come 2
inches up sides, or follow
manufacturer's directions,
to fill an electric deep fryer.
Heat to 375 degrees, or until
a cube of bread dropped into
oil quickly turns golden.
Meanwhile, make dipping
sauce by whisking ingredi-
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Refrigerate until ready to
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ately with dipping sauce.
Nutrition data per 4-
piece serving, plus 2 3/4
tablespoons dipping sauce:
Calories 308 (24 percent from
fat); 8.3 g fat (sat .7 g, mono
4.3 g, poly 2.6 g); protein 18
g; carbohydrates 40 g; fiber .6
g; cholesterol 86 mg; sodium
2,653 mg; calcium 42 mg.
Source: "The Sober Kitchen:
Recipes and Advice for a Lifetime
of Sobriety," by Liz Scott

Yield: 4 servings
3 tablespoons unsalted but-
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound thin-cut chicken
breast fillets Salt and pep-
per, to taste
All-purpose flour, for dredg-
1/2 cup low-sodium beef
broth or veal stock
1/4 cup white grape juice
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon alcohol-free

vanilla extract
In large nonstick skillet,
melt butter in oil over medi-
um heat. Sprinkle chicken
on both sides with salt and
pepper and lightly dredge in
flour, tapping off any excess.
Fry fillets, without crowding,
until lightly browned, about 3
minutes per side. Transfer to
warm platter and set aside.
Add broth, grape juice and
vinegar to skillet, increase
heat to high and stir, scrap-
ing up any browned bits from
bottom. Cook until liquid has
reduced by half, then stir in
vanilla and taste for season-
ing. Pour sauce over chicken
and serve immediately.
Nutrition data per 4-
ounce serving of chicken,
plus sauce: Calories 384 (60
percent from fat); 25.7 g fat
(sat 8.3 g, mono 13.6 g, poly
2.1 g); protein 27 g; carbohy-
drates 10 g; fiber .27 g; cho-
lesterol 95 mg; sodium 206
mg; calcium 17 mg.
Source: "The Sober Kitchen:
Recipes and Advice for a Lifetime
of Sobriety," by Liz Scott

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What's in your garden
shed? Along with the tools,
hoses, and wheelbarrows,
chances are you own a selec-
tion of pesticides that would
make Mr. J.I. Rodale run
screaming from the prem-
ises. I know the routine: you
notice a problem, the ever
helpful employee at the local
garden center makes a sug-
gestion of how to treat it, you
buy the product and solve
the problem with a couple of
tablespoons of the product,
and there siit the r :-:t
of the bottle iJ i-::
year, same scni.r-
io, different s- -
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and there
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of that bot-
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passes, prodd-
ucts get ban1-rIed
from sale, a.n:d et
there they sit on yoLu ,
shelf. What to do?
If the product has been
banned from sale, or. if the
label is not longer readable,
the answer should be a no-
brainer. Pack it carefully,
especially if you are handling
glass bottles, take it to the
county landfill, and leave it
in the special area designated
for hazardous waste. Oh,
wait a minute. Say you're in
Gulf County? In that case,
you have to hold on to the
stuff until Amnesty Day. That
will be one year from now,
since you missed it a. couple
of weeks ago. Or, you can
truck it over to Tallahassee,
to the hazardous waste con-
tainment center at 7550
Apalachee Parkway. DO NOT
throw it all in a bag and toss
it in the garbage. A chemical
which may be safe enough
by itself can turn deadly if
accidentally mixed with other
chemicals. 'Residents of Bay
County and Franklin County
have it a little easier. Both of

these counties accept hazard-
ous wastes at the landfills,
not with the other garbage,
but in a separate area. They
don't, however, smile upon
accepting waste of any kind
from other counties.
Common sense would
dictate that the long shelf
life of most garden chemicals
would make this a non-prob-
lem: we simply use the bottle
up, and discard it accord-
ing to the label directions.
These days most
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enclosed in a
plastic cover which reseals
itself, but realistically any
exposure to moisture makes
the pages stick together,
and renders the whole thing
unreadable. And, according
to federal law, if you can't
read the label 'on a bottle of
pesticide, you can't use it.
The label is the law, period.
Add that to the older labels
which easily come unglued
from the bottle, and we are
left with garden sheds full
of unidentifiable chemicals.
Does this sound familiar?
I probably wouldn't have
focused on this, what with
springtime coming and all,
if not for a news item that
caught my eye this week. It
was making the point that in
the U.S. alone, we spent over
6 billion dollars on pesticides
in 2005. A tiny portion of
that, a mere five hundred
million or so, was spent on
biopesticides, or 'green' pesti-
cides. The point being-made

was that the projection for
2010 was a small increase
in the amount bdng spent
on biopesticides, with a cor-
responding small decrease in
chemical pesticide. Whew!
Apparently I am nct the only
one who buys mcre of this
chemical stuff thai will ever
be used. I am a gnat believ-
er in the organic )esticides,
which come fron natural
sources, but I understand
that they, too, cai be toxic,
sometimes even nore toxic
that the synthetic chemical
pesticides. -
Organic pesticides do
not generally contal a broad
spectrum of insects and dis-
eases. They tarpt certain
pests, and to use hem effec-
tively you must how what
kind of pest you are deal-.
ing with. And ley aren't
intended to eliminte a pest
problem so muchas to keep
it within acceptale limits.
Some work by beig toxic to
the targeted pest tat eats it,
some work by casing dis-
ease within ,thepest, and
others work by disrupting the
sex life of the insect. Overall,
the biopesticides d not linger
as long in the erironment,
and are consider generally
much safer to use,
One more thing. There
are multiple chencals out
there in the marketplace
which kill the share pests,,
what you have befoi spend-
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else. 'Personally, haven't
found many problems that
can't be cured with ie good
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dishwashing detergtt and
two tablespoons of cooking
oil. Just don't use tis dur-
ing real hot weather. Better
yet, invite Mr. Rodal or at
least his philosophy back
into your life by remembering
that healthy soil = healthy
plants, and insect ptblems
on healthy plants areJmost
And, an organic Wrden-
er never, has that afo.men-
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NOVEMBER 10, 2005

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in a workshop 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 Tiinothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Ad-
ministrator Don Butler, Sheriffs
Office Deputy Larry Hightower
and Sheriffs Office Deputy Greg
Ray Dickens, Mayor of
Wewahitchka, called the meet-
ing to order at 7:03 p.m., E.D.T.
City of Wewahitchka Mayor
Dickens discussed that he re-
quested this meeting on behalf
of the Citizens of Wewahitchka
to find out about the new Hos-
pital and Medical Center in
Wewahitchka. Mayor Dickens
stated that it would have been
better if the County Commission-
ers had met with the Mayor and
Commissioners of Wewahitchka
to discuss the location of the
new Hospital so it could be put
in a central location.
Doug Kent, Health Depart-
ment Administrator, appeared
and discussed that he is the
Health Care Administrator for
the entire County. He stated
that his biggest goal is to influ-
ence and increase the health
care in Gulf County. Mr. Kent
discussed what needs to be
done to better serve the citizens
of Gulf County. He discussed
the new Health Department that
is to be constructed on Highway
22, stating that it will be about
13,000 square feet. Mr Kent
stated that it will be a great ad-
dition to the community.
Doug Kent, Health Depart-
mrent Administrator, discussed
the Health Care Committee and
that they have been working for
the past two years on increas-
-ing Health Care in this County.
He stated that the Health Care
Committee approached St. Joe
Company about partnering to
.' provide better Health Care for
this County. Mr. Kent stated
that St. Joe Company offered
land in the South end of the
County, and also offered money
for a new Hospital. Mr. Kent
stated that the Health Care
Committee took proposals on
who would want to work with
this County on Health Care.
He stated that they received
3 or' 4 proposals from Health
Care Providers, but did not re-
ceive proposals from Gulf Coast
Hospital or.Bay Medical Center.
Mr Kent stated that, from the
proposals they received, they
chose and wrote a letter to the
County Commissioners why the
Health Care Committee thought
that Sacred Heart was the best-
choice to go with. He stated. that
the reason they chose Sacred
Heart was that they are a non-
profit, established Hospital sys-
tern, which has a source of Doc-
*, tors and Specialists, and quality
". Health Care.
Jim 'McKnight, Health Care
Committee Member, appeared
Sand discussed the one-half cent
sales tax and the cost of a new
Hospital. He stated the develop-
mental cost would be approxi-
mately $48,'to $50 million. He
.* also stated that the one-half
C. cent sales tax will .generate $21
million over the 25-year period,
and that will be the contribution
of the citizens of Gulf County for
this project. He also discussed
the rest of the money will come
from St. Joe Company (who is
i donating the land and they have
also made a commitment of
$500,000.00 per year for a pe-
', riod of time), and Sacred Heart
will assume the remainder 'of
the cost. Mr. McKnight stated
that the Memorandum of Un-
derstanding which has already
been signed and agreed upon
is Sacred Heart's responsibility,
and Gulf County's contribution
is $21 million to be generated
through the sales tax.
Jim McKnight discussed
Indigent Care, small business
'workers, and uninsured indi-
viduals. Kent discussed that the
uninsured residents will come
to the new Hospital and receive
care. Mr. McKnight discussed
the economic impact of the Hos-
pital. He'stated that people will
now be paidin our County not in
Bay or other .Counties. He also'
stated that it will create good
paying jobs for the community.
Mr McKnight discussed the site
"of the Hospital and stated that
'the site is on amain highway for
the County. He also stated that
the site is more than 35 miles
from the nearest Tertiary Hospi-
tal in Panama City, which would
allow the Hospital to be eligible'
for enhanced funding. Mr. McK-
night stated that there would be
k a clinic in Wewahitchka, and
that Sacred Heart is commit-
t ted to enhance the services. Mr.
McKnight also stated that the
County would not own the Hos-
pital unless Sacred Heart ceases
to operate the facility and at that
time it would revert back to the
County. ,
Ralph Fisher, Wewahitchka
City Commissioner, appeared
and discussed that the County
needs jobs. Mr. McKnight stated
that the Hospital would employ-
ee 225 employees in the begin-
ning. Mr. Mcknight discussed
the economic impact that the
Hospital will generate. Mr. Kent
discussed that the people who
are uninsured will not have to
pay for services because Sacred
Heart will be able to write-off
These costs. Mr. Kent also dis-
cussed that all of the Doctors
in this area are now going to
participate. Mr. McKnight dis-
cussed that specialists will also
come to this area to practice.
SHarold Dorman inquired as
S. to why the tax payers now will
be burdened, but there will not
Sbe a Hospital available until
22007. He also discussed going
to this Hospital and a Doctor
not being available. Mr Kent
",. stated that there will be Doc-

tors on staff and available at all
times, and that Sacred Heart
has agreed with Bay Medical
and Gulf Coast Hospitals that
the tertiary care will continue.
Mr. Kent discussed a letter
from Sacred Heart stating that
they will coordinate the Doctors
and Specialists for the Clinic in
Wewahitchka to accommodate
the north end people. Mayor
Dickens inquired about the
Memorandum of Understand-
Carl Dean, of Wewahitchka,
appeared and discussed it will
be cheaper to go to Bay County
and receive better care than to
go to this new Hospital. Chair-
man Peters discussed that the
St. Joe Foundation in the Mem-
orandum of Understanding are
obligated to give $500,000.00
per year in support of this Medi-
cal Facility. Mr Kent discussed
the need for a new facility in the
County, the partnership in the
community, and a hospital that
has quality care.
Eddie Jones discussed in-
digent care and stated that the
small business owners are pay-
ing for the indigent care through
their insurance policies increas-
ing every year.
Carol Clayton inquired about
new doctors and specialists com-
ing to this area and the hospital
being able to pay their salaries.
Mr. McKnight discussed that
you can get good Doctors and
Specialists to come to this area,
and that they have to live within
a certain distance of the Hospi-
tal. Chairman Peters discussed
the letter received from Sacred
Heart addressed to Commis-
sioner Bill Williams stating that
they are committing themselves
to' all the people of this County
to receive quality care.
Harold Dorman discussed
putting this on a binding ref-
erendum and let the taxpayers
decide. He stated that if the
County is not willing to do this,
he would like to challenge the
City of Wewahitchka to have
'this done. Chairman Peters
discussed that the Board of
County Commissioners has al-
ready committed to the one-half
cent sales tax for a twenty-five
year period. He also stated that
the Board passed the sales tax
Ralph Fisher discussed that
when the new Hospital is avail-
able, he will take any of his
workers there instead of Bay
County, because it will be much
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the letter received from
Sacred-Heart, and that we need
to remember what is .in this for
the entire County. He stated
everyone needs to understand
that we are all on the same
team together. Commissioner
Williams stated that there were
numerous meetings held with
Sacred Heart and Bay Medi-
cal and that Wewahitchka was
never left out of the discussions.
He also stated that you cannot
bring businesses and jobs to
this area without having qual-
ity health care. Commissioner
Williams discussed that the
Memorandum of Understanding
should have been distributed
to the Wewahitchka Mayor and
the City Commissioners prior to
asking the City of Wewahitchka
to be involved.
Marilyn Blackwell discussed
that it would have been better to
distribute the entire Memoran-
, dum of Understanding for the
meeting. Chairman Peters stat-
ed that we are going to continue
to take questions but, to please
discuss the one-half cent sales
tax issue.
Mr. Elliott discussed that
the one-half cent sales tax is
supposed to be for twenty five
years, and inquired if it would
stop after the twenty five years'
(January 1, 2031). Jim McK-
night stated' that is the exact
date the one-half cent sales tax
would stop. Commissioner Wil-
liams stated that if the County
does the Federal match which
is the 51% to 41% scenario, the
one-half cent sales tax could
stop before the January 1, 2031
Carol Clayton inquired
about getting the new Health
Department in Wewahitchka
regardless of the one-half cent
sales tax. Doug Kent stated that
it would be slower getting the
new Health Department if the
City of Wewahitchka does not
'sign off on the Memorandum of
Understanding. Commissioner
Williams discussed that the
County is paying $100,000.00
to match the grant given by the
Department of Health to pur-
chase the land in Wewahitchka
for the new Health Department.
Commissioner Williams also
stated that Wewahitchka has
a lot to lose, but everything to
gain. Carol Clayton discussed
that there should not be a
North/South issue.
Patty Fisher inquired if lo-
cating' the new Hospital half-
way between Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka was considered.
Commissioner Williams stated
that neither Sacred Heart nor
St. Joe Company would agree to
putting the new Hospital half-
way between Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka. He also stated
that the Healthl Care Committee
tried to have the Hospital in a
different location.
Marie Clark discussed that
bringing jobs to this commu-
nity will be very beneficial to
this County. She stated that she
lives in Wewahitchka, works in
Port St. Joe, but she spends her
money in the community where
she lives. Mrs. Clark stated that
this should not be ignored but,
taken pride in. She stated, that
this gives hope for our children
to be able to come back and get
a good job in this County be-
cause it creates growth.
Ralph Fisher inquired if the
one-half cent sales tax is not
adopted if the Hospital is go-
ing to come to this County. Jim
McKnight stated that the one-
half cent sales tax 'has already
passed for the County. County
Attorney McFarland stated that
the County has already passed
the sales tax and put the Ordi-
nance in place. He stated that
there is an Interlocal Agreement

that governs how the money is
to be spent. He also stated that
the question is whether the City
of Wewahitchka is going to enter
into the agreement. Ralph Fisher
discussed that he is a City Com-
missioner for Wewahitchka, but
that he was not aware the one-
half cent sales tax had already
passed. He also stated that
there is a lack of communication
between the Board and the City
of Wewahitchka. Ralph Fisher
inquired about the reason for
this meeting. Chairman Peters
discussed that the reason for
the meeting was to explain the
benefits they would be receiv-
ing by supporting the Interlocal
Agreement. Harold Dorman in-
quired about starting a petition
to have the one-half cent sales
tax stopped and placed on the
ballot for approval: Chairman
Peters stated that this could
not be done. County Attorney
McFarland stated that there
is no binding referendum on
the Board of County Commis-
sioners for this purpose. Ralph
Fisher stated that if the one-half
cent sales tax is to be used for
Health Care, he supports the
Interlocal Agreement. Commis-
sioner Williams discussed that
this meeting should have been
held prior to passing the one-
half cent sales tax, but the two
Commissioners representing
Wewahitchka voted for the sales
tax when it passed. Chairman
Peters stated that the Health
Care Committee recommended
to the Board of County Com-
missioners that they- support
the sales tax without placing it
on a ballot. He also stated that
they had the option of putting it'
on a ballot or voting for it and
they elected to vote for it, which
passed unanimously (5-0).
Danny Clayton discussed
that the Board of County Com-
missioners chose to go with
Sacred Heart because St. Joe
Company would not support
anyone else. He also inquired
about what would happen to the
Hospital if Sacred Heart decides
not to stay. Commissioner Wil-
liams stated that the Hospital
reverts back to the County, if
Sacred Heart no longer wants to
run it. He also stated that this
is a win situation for everybody,
but he does not want the people
to leave this meeting and feel
like they have been forced into
this. Danny Clayton stated that
. he supports the one-half cent
sales tax and a Hospital. Com-
missioner Williams discussed
that if something should happen
with Sacred Heart, the County
would take over the Hospital. He
stated that the Commissioners
are here tonight to apologize for
the lack of communication on
this issue.
Ralph Fisher discussed
that the City of Wewahitchka
called the meeting tonight, and
that they were not aware that
the one-half cent sales tax had
already been passed. He also
stated that the Hospital is com-
ing regardless of what the City
of Wewahitchka decides. Mr.
Fisher stated that everyone
needs to speak with the City
Commissioners on this issue.
Mayor Dickens stated that he
has done everything he can do
to notify everyone in the City
of Wewahitchka to participate
in this meeting. He also stated
that he is very disappointed in
.the representation of the City
of Wewahitchka. Mayor Dick-
ens stated that this cannot be a.
North/South issue.
Commissioner Williams
stated that the North/South is-
sue has to stop before it totally
destroys this County. He also
stated that the communica-
tion between the Board and the
City of Wewahitchka is going
to improve, and if the City of
Wewahitchka does not get the
results from the Memorandum
of Understanding that Sacred
Heart will be held accountable.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed that he wished more
people would have attended
the meeting, tonight. He stated
that the. impact will benefit
Wewahitchka because the ma-
jority of the people will live
in Wewahitchka. Commis-
sioner Traylor stated that he
made every attempt to get the
Hospital closer to the City of
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that a dialysis center has
been committed to this site to
accommodate this County.
Steve Norris thanked Jim
McKnight for his effort in getting
a new Hospital for this County.
He also stated that a lot of peo-
ple have put a great deal of effort
into this matter, and that is the
way government should work to
benefit the County.
Chairman Peters stated that
St. Joe Company owns 70% of
the real estate in this County,
and that any company that owns
70% of a County is going to have
a major influence on what hap-
pens in that County.
Commissioner Barnes
thanked Mayor Dickens, and
also apologized to everyone for
the lack of communication in
this matter,.
Chairman Peters discussed
that Mayor Dickens submitted
a letter to the Board last week,
and he stated that he set the
meeting for the date and time he
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting did then ad-
journ at 9:08 p.m., E.T.

NOVEMBER 18, 2005
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
'date in workshop session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commission-
ers Bill Williams, and Jerry W.
Barnes. Traylor was absent>.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk

Kari Summers, Chief Adminis-
trator Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Human Resources Director De-
nise Manual, T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett, and Sheriff Dal-
ton Upchurch.
-: man Peters called the
meeting to order at 1:04 p.m.,
T.D.C. Director Pickett dis-
cussed the presentation on
beach renourishment and in-
troduced Laurel Eiler, P.R. Ad-
visor for the B.A.C. Ms. Eiler
recognized the B.A.C. members
present at the meeting as fol-
lows: Bill Kennedy, Steve Con-
roy, Ray Golz, Susan Wright,
and Bill Cleveland. Mrs. Eiler
gave a presentation on beach
renourishment. T.D.C. Director
Picket requested the meeting be
opened for questions and an-
swers. Commissioner McLemore
inquired about the number of
committee members and the
number of members who are on
the Bay side and number on the
Gulf side. Laurel Eiler reported
that there are approximately 25
members on the committee. She
also stated that half of these
members are from different
groups such as State Depart-
ments, F.D.E.P., U.S. Fish and
Wildlife, business members,
non-resident homeowners, etc.
She stated that approximately
half the members live in the
Les Heard inquired if the
committee has a new proposal,
and T.D.C. Director Pickett
stated that the committee wants
to get ideas from the commu-
nity and get a direction on what
best serves the community. Phil
Flood, of D.E.P. discussed op-
tions for- funding, stating that
beach front residents could pay
one rate, the residents on the
Bay side could pay. a different
rate, and the remainder could
be paid by the County. He also
stated that the County could
have a special taxing district to
levy taxes by a certain millage
rate, and there are also other
ways to fund this project.
County Attorney McFarland'
discussed that a M.S.T.U. is a
Municipal Services Taxing Unit,
and that a M.S.B.U. is a Munici-
pal Services Benefit Unit.
Kothesa Murphy, Gulf side
resident, inquired about the
funding for the beach renour-
ishment project. T.D.C. Director
Pickett reported that the County
will be responsible for 50% of
the cost. Ms. Murphy discussed
that the developers are the ones
that are going to benefit.
Bill McGee, Bay side resi-
dent, discussed the previous
Board Meeting, where the Board
stopped the M.S.T.U. process,
and the time limits involved in
securing this program. Commis-
sioner McLemore inquired about
an optional tax for residents on
the Bay side. Mr. McGee dis-
cussed that it is the finance
committee who made the alter-
natives and decided on the time
frame to get this completed.
Commissioner. McLemore dis-
cussed that some of the Bay res-
idents want the tax, but some of
the residents on the Bay side do
not want to pay the tax. He also
stated that the residents on the
Gulf side want to pay because
they will benefit.
Al Minzner, Cape San Bias
Gulf side, discussed everyone in
the County will benefit from re-
nourishing the beach so why not
*make this a County-wide tax as
everyone will benefit from this
economic impact.
Linda Wood inquired about
how'many miles of beach this
covers. T.D.C. Director Pickett
stated that it would be a five-
mile area. Mrs. Wood also in-
quired about how many cubic
yards of sand it would take.
Mike Dombrowski reported that,
it would take about three million
cubic yards of'sand. Phil Flood,
of D.E.P., reported that Panama
City Beach is doing a mainte-
nance nourishment project.
Mrs. Wood inquired about the
sand source. Mr. Dombrowsldki
discussed that they have consid-
ered the shoals off of Cape San
Bias and some shoals that are
a little farther out. Mrs. Wood
inquired about,public beach ac-
cess, and T.D.C. Director Pickett
reported that they are reviewing
the public beach access areas
because the level of State fund-
ing and depends on the number
of parking spaces andr walkovers
that are available. Mrs. Wood
also stated that there ar a lot of
unanswered questions regard-
ing this project.
Edward Wood discussed
that taking the sand from the
Cape shoals would be a very bad
mistake. He stated that those
shoals are the County's protec-
tion from storms, and moving
the sand could also create a
channel next to the beach. Mike
Dombrowski discussed that
there is sand farther out (30-40
feet off of the water line) that is
being considered, and that they
are aware of the environmental
impacts (this must be pre-.ap-
proved by all environmental
agencies prior to the project be-
Bill Kennedy appeared
and discussed that the County
needs to take advantage of the
possibility of State assistance
(Representative Bense) while
the opportunity is available.
Mr. Kennedy discussed that the
Beaches are not just for beach
residents, it is for recreation and
Steve Conroy, of Cape San
Bias, reported that the T.D.C.
is preparing an economic study
'that will be ready next week,
and notified wanted the Com-
missioners that they will be
receiving this information and
Asked that they review it. Mr
Conroy requested everyone look
at this an the economic engine
for this County.
Rich Brenner, of St Joe
Beach, discussed that the Cape
and the river are assets to this
County, therefore everyone
should share in the mainte-
nance of it.
Roland Wilson discussed
that the Commissioners made
the right decision by postponing
this issue until the total cost is

available. He also stated that the
Bay side residents should not
have to pay this tax.
Mary Ann Conroy discussed
that the meeting on November
8th was for informational pur-
poses only, not to approve the
M.S.T.U.; nor to implement the
program. Susan Wright dis-
cussed the speed of this renour-
ishment project. Phil Flood, of
D.E.P., discussed beach erosion
and the options to protect the
T.D.C. Director Pickett
introduced Howard Lovett,
D.O.T. Project Manager for the
Stumphole Project. He ,stated
that they are performing a P &
E (project, development, and
environmental) study which is
the first phase before you can
get Federal, State or any type
of funding to build a bridge or
seawall. Mr. Lovett discussed
that he will be at the meeting
on December 3rd at Rish Park
to answer any questions. He
also stated that they started this
project on February 15th of this
year, and that it is a two-year
project. Mr. Lovett discussed
that they are trying to make the
roadway viable for a fifty year
period. He discussed five dif-
ferent alternatives that they are
considering 1) no build project,
2) rolling roadway relocation, 3)
seawall, 4) beach renourishment
in the Stumphole area, and 5)
bridge with no renourishment
or bridge with renourishment,
and they will decide what is the
best way to keep this road open.
Mr. Lovett reported that the esti-
mated cost of these projects are
2) $29 million, 3) $11 million, 4)
$65 million, and, 5) $57 million
with no renourishment and $29
million with renourishment.
Gary Ross inquired if it is
possible for the bridge to be
self funding as a toll bridge. Mr.
Lovett reported that the prob-
ability is that it will not have to
be a toll bridge.
Dan Henry inquired about
the bridge at St. George's Island,
and it's funding source. Mr.
Lovett reported on this project.
Ray Golz inquired about the
impact on the roadway connec-
tor at the Stumphole. Mr. Lovett
reported that this is a positive
project, and that it would cost
$28 million over a fifty year pe-
riod. Mr. Golz inquired about
D.O.T. providing funding for
this project.
Edward Wood inquired
about the problem that this
'could cause around the Vitro
area. Mr. Lovett discussed he
will be at the meeting on De-
cember 3rd to further discuss
this issue.
Marilyn Blackwell discussed
the economic impact that the
Cape has contributed to the
County, and 'stated that the
average person in this County
does not benefit from the Cape.
She also stated that the County
should not have to pay for this
project to benefit a few.
Les Heard inquired to the
Commissioners about the en-
tire County benefitting from the
Cape. Commissioner Barnes
discussed that the property
owners from the Stumphole
area through the Cape area pay
approximately 23% of the total
taxes. Chairman Peters dis-
cussed defending the decision
made by the Board, stating that
the B.A.C. moved too fast. He
also discussed things that have,
not even been considered by


Jacquelyn Gayle Weiland,
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to 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 fall to
do so, default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
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orders, are available at the Clerk
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may review these documents
upon request.
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The City of Port St. Joe
will offer for sale the follow-
ing described property at public
auction. The first four items on
the list require minimum bids
and the remaining items are at
absolute auction.
1972 GMC Bucket Truck,
VIN#TCE63WV529488, miles
- 127,007 minimum bid -
1995 Ford Crown Victoria,
miles 93,263 minimum bid
- $1,000.00
1989 Portable Air Conditioner,
mfg. Keco Industries,
SN#86863 minimum bid -
1989 Portable Air Conditioner,
mfg. Keco Industries,
SN#86861 minimum bid -

the B.A.C. 1) questions about
the M.S.T.U., 2) meetings that
everyone was not been notified
about, 3) questions about who'
could Vote on this issue, and 4)
the B.A.C. members..Chairman
Peters recommended that Ron
Westmark and Edward Wood be
appointed to the B.A.C. Com-
missioner Williams discussed
that each Commissioner needs
representation on this issue.
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed that the taxpayers are
going to have to pay taxes but
many cannot vote on this issue,
and that all of the property own-
ers should be able to vote.
Ray Golz discussed that the
M.S.T.U. was only a proposal
from the B.A.C. as a funding
option, and that there are other
options available (cost will not be
available until February, 2006).
He stated that Florida Statutes
require that the M.S.T.U. be put
into place the year before you
use it, even if you decide not
to use this. Chairman Peters
discussed that the Board needs
to feel that everybody is repre-
sented on this issue.
Anne Anderson stated that
the M.S.T.U. has to be in place
this year, and discussed the
impact on this project if it does
not happen. Ray Golz discussed
that the County would lose a full
year of funding.
Steve Conroy questioned
the sand search studies for eco-
nomic impact, and if there is an-
other major storm will the stud-
ies have to be redone. Phil Flood
discussed that the studies have
already been designed, but they
would have to be updated.
Ray Golz discussed that if
something is not done about the
beaches, everyone will have the
option of living on the water.
Bill McGee inquired about
the M.S.T.U being completed
by the end of the year. Ray Golz
discussed that Florida Statutes
require each M.S.T.U. to carry
a single millage rate, therefore
each villagee rate has to have
its own M.S.T.U. and that each
M.S.T.U. governs a defined a
geographic area.
Mike Davis inquired about
how much of a financial impact
from a millage stand point would
this have on the Bay side com-
pared to the Gulf -side. Susan
Wright discussed that County
.AttorneyMcFarland stated that
they could put a limitations in
the drafting of the M.S.T.U. that.
could be capped at the level nec-
essary. Commissioner Williams
discussed that there are still a
lot of questions-on this issue.
Les Heard inquired about ac-
cess to the Cape with the D.O.T.
alternatives. Howard Lovett dis-
cussed that the permanent way
to fix the beach would be to put
the sand back and renourish it
every eight years.
Art Riccard inquired about,
the State Park closing if there is
no access to the beach, and also'
about the beach driving permit
fees. T.D.C. Director Pickett
reported that after the a beach
is re-nourished the County will
still have beach driving.
Rich Brenner discussed
adding members to the B.A.C.,
but not to put owners or devel-
opers with -personal interest.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that there needs to be
a better understanding on the
beach renourishment project
and more public meetings need
to be held. -

'1989 Ford F350 Utility Truck,
miles 129,124.
1987 Ford F150 P/U,
VIN# 1FTCF15Y3HNA74897,
miles 113,003
1988 .Ford F150 P/U,
VIN# 1FTDF15Y6KNA50833,
miles- 111,548
1995 Ford F150 P/U,
miles unknown
1990 Ford F8000
Trash Truck (dump),
miles 144,491
International Tractor (year
unknown), Model#I2400DLO-
1982 Ford F150 P/U,
miles- 141,516
1990 Ford F150 P/U,
miles 142,151
1986 Portable Air Compressor,
mfg., davey Compressor Co.
1963 Fermont Generator
60/45 KW (skid mount),
1983 Ford F600 Truck,
miles unknown
1967 Trailer (military),
1981 Pettibone Fork Truck,
1988 Chevrolet Astro Van,
miles unknown
1987 Ford F700 Dump Truck,
miles unknown
Badger (year unknown) Ditch
Cleaner, SN#DDOSG0113998
1987 Ford Ranger P/U,
miles unknown
Miscellaneous Tires (28)
The auction will be held on
Saturday, March 25, 2006, at
9:00 a.m. at the city warehouse
located at 1002 10th Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida. Other
items may be added prior to
the auction. All items may
be inspected on Friday, March
24, 2006, between 'the hours
of 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
at the city warehouse, or by
making prior arrangements with
John Grantfland, Public Works
Director, by calling 850 229-
Publish March'16 & 23, 2006


Gulf County hereby requests
proposals from qualified individ-
uals or firms to provide the fol-
lowing services; Special Master
for code enforcement proceed-

Roland Wilson discussed
the public access and where the
funds will come from. Cothmis-
sioner Williams discussed that
there are other opportunities
in this area to fund this proj-
ect, and the County will not be
purchasing land to have access
to the beach. T.D.C. Director
Pickett discussed that there are
property owners who are willing
to grant access and easements
through their property.
Michael Martin discussed
that Cape San Bias is the most
pristine beach in this area.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the Board will not let
this Cape fall away and not have
these beautiful beaches for our
Ron Westmark discussed
that the B.A.C. members are
here asking for facts and in-
clusion in this issue. He also
discussed that this workshop
needed to be held four months
ago, not today, two weeks before
voting on the issue. Commis-
sioner Williams discussed that
he will not support a referen-
dum on this issue unless it is
clear to the people.
Gary Dugger discussed the
payment he has had to make
that was outside the FEMA
berm project, and inquired if the
County would help pay these
expenses. T.D.C. Director Pick-
ett discussed that Emergency
Management Director Nelson
is in charge of this project. Mr.
Dugger also discussed that one
continuous berm down the en-
tire Cape with a slope would
have been better.
Michael Martin stated the
Stumphole area would be the
first area to be washed away,
therefore the Gulf/Bay sides
should not be split.
Mary Ann Conroy discussed
Ron, Westmark being appointed
to the B.A.C. and welcomed him
to the committee.
Chairman Peters inquired
about the residents in the- Indi-
an Pass area and the effect this
has had on them. Stan Robinson
discussed he is in favor of what-
ever it takes to save the Cape.
He also stated that the Cape
serves as a barrier island to Port
St. Joe, and if you take away the
Cape, the City of Port St. Joe
will be exposed to much more
damage. Gary Ross discussed
that this is going to-cost a lot of
money and that the County, the
M.S.T.U., and Tourist. Develop-
ment will have to help because
the Cape is a economic engine
to this County.
Laura Eiler requested e-mail
addresses from everyone that is
interested in receiving informa-
tion from the B.A.C.
Gary Ross inquired about
the high water line and who
owns the property. Phil Flood, of
D.E.P., discussed that the State
owns everything belbw the mean
high water line. He stated that
an erosion control line is estab-
lished (they do a survey of the
property) and the new beach
belongs to 'the public). Howard
Lovett inquired about the mean
high water line for a nineteen
year average. Phil Flood report-
ed that the mean high water
line is based on a elevation over
a nineteen year survey of mean
high water at various locations
around the State, and the ero-
sion control line remains the
Patricia. Hardman inquired
about the B.A.C. functions un-

Must have a Juris Doctor
or Equivalent degree to
Additional questions con-
cerning the proposed ser-
vices being requested may be
obtained by calling the office of
Don Butler, Chief Administrator,
Room 302, Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1000
Cecil G. Costing Sr., Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County,
Florida, telephone (850) 229-
Sealed Proposals must be,
received by 5:00 p.m. op March
31, 2006 at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd.,. Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
RFP's will be opened on Monday,
April 3, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at
the same location.
Ad #2006-035
Publish March 23 & 30, 2006
Storage Unit #15, located
at Hwy. 22, Mini Storage occu-
pied by:. Stephanie Finch will
be opened 8 a.m.,April 3, 2006
if rent is not paid in full.
Publish March 23 & 30, 2006
That the Gulf County Board Of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing to consider
adoption of the ordinance with
the following title:
The public hearing will be held
during the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioner's
meeting on Tuesday, April 11,
2006 at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T. in the
County Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf,
County Courthouse Complex,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
All interested persons,
may appear and be heard'
with respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made
by the Gulf County Commission
with respect to any matter con-

der the Sunshine Laws. T.D.C.
Director Pickett stated that the
B.A.C. does operate under the
Board of County Commission-
ers and the Sunshine Law, and
all meetings are in public notice
and also are advertised in the
Star newspaper.
Gary Ross inquired about
the sand in the ship channel.
Mick Dombrowski discussed the
distance that will -be the most
economical in terms to the lo-
cation, stating that many areas
have been checked.
T.D.C. Director Pickett re-
ported the web address of www.
savethecape.com will have all
the minutes, meetings and gen-
eral information of the B.A.C.
Kothesa Murphy inquired
about how much money the de-
velopers will receive compared
to the property owners.
Roland Wilson discussed
that he does not have a comput-
er to access this website, but he
gets the newspaper every week
and he has never seen the ad-
vertisement in it.
Linda Wood discussed "per-
ception is reality. She also
stated that there is a breakdown
in communication. Mrs. Wood
inquired about the M.S.T.U.,
and if the millage rate would be
Diane Golz discussed that
the B.A.C. this is a volunteer
group with no funding. T.D.C.
Director Pickett reported that
T.D.C. currently budgets 1/6 of
their revenue for beach renour-
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that the mis-communi-
cation and lack of understand-
ing has been an issue, but they
will strive to improve both.
Susan Wright discussed
putting flyers out in the different
areas to help notify the public.
Chairman Peters discussed
that the meeting places are very
important. T.D.C. Director Pick-
ett reported that they meet the
second Friday of each month at
1:00 p'.m., E.T. in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room
in the Robert M. Moore Admin-
istration Building.
Walt Williams stated that he
is the owner of the 105,5 Radio
Station, and offered free adver-
tising for all the B.A.C. meetings
and access to the Gulf County
Commissioner Barnes
thanked Howard Lovett from
D.O.T. and Phil Flood from
D.E.P. for all their hard work on
Edward Wood discussed
taking' sand from the Cape
shoals, stating this would create
a major problem for this area.
Phil Flood, of D.E.P., stated that
this will be studied fully before
any action is taken.
Anne Anderson thanked the
B.A.C. members for a great job.
Commissioner Barnes
thanked Ray Golz for his volun-
teer work on this issue.
T.D.C. Director Pickett
thanked everyone for attending
and showing an interest on this
Commissioner Williams
thanked Ron Westmark.
There being no further busi-.
ness, the meeting did then ad-.
journ at 3:32 p.m., E.T.

sidered at this hearing, he/she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings made which would
include any evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion or an interpreter to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact Lynn Stephens
Administrative Assistant,
County Administrator's office at
(850) 229-6111, at least two
days prior to the date of the
A copy of the proposed
Ordinances are available for
inspection on weekday between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.,
and 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the
office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 C.G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
Ad# 2006-036
Publish: March 23- and 30,


The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-1022L
on Monday, April 10, 2006 at
6:45 P.M. central time to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title:
Ordinance 2006-1022L in
its entirety may be inspected at
the office of the Wewahitchka
City Clerk during business
hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central
time, Mon-Fri.
Gwendolyn T. Exiey -
City Clerk
Publish March 23 & 30


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Line ads Monday at 11:00 a.m. EST

Line ads:

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Call In 850-747-5020
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1100 Legal Advertising
1110 Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/
1130 Adoptions
1140- Happy Ads
1150 Personals
1170 Found

The City of
Mexico Beach
Will be accepting sealed
bids for a 1990 24" fiber-
glass twin-engine out-
board boat and trailer.
The boat is a Sea Ray and'
the trailer is aluminum.
Minimum bid that will be
accepted is $12,500.00.
Bids must be received by
9 A.M. March 27, 2006 and
bids will be opened the
same day at 10 A.M. The
boat can be viewed at the
City Yard on 22nd Street
from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30
RM. For more information
call (850) 648-5700.

The Gulf County
is now accepting Funding
Request for the 2006-2007,
fiscal year FR.Aueii forms
may b- pired up at 'h1-
TDC :-rfice fRcot.En M.
'Moore Admin. Bldg.) or
you may call Paula Ram-
sey Pickett at 229-7800. All
requests need to be
turned in by:
APRIL 14, 2006
5:00pm EST

To Place An Ad
in The Times
(850) 747-5020
1 (800) 345-8688

Cars -from $500! Tax Re-
pos, US Marshall and IRS
sales! Cars/Trucks/SUV's/
.& More! For Li-lirgs, Call
1-800-298-5414 Ext C171

O1:e .Commercial, Exe
ref, Lic, reasonable rates,
call Susan 850-648-5880

INC cleaning ssrvce. Res,-
dential, vacation rental.
Pressure washing. Call
229-1654. Leave message.

a -w a ,

There are specific Flori-
da Statutes applicable
to the sale of dogs and
cats within the state or
transportated into the
state for the purpose of
Please research. Flori-
da Statute 828.29 (Dogs
and cats transported or
offered for sale; health
requirements; consumer
guarantee) before
you offer for sale a cat
or dog.

3100 Antiques
3110 Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts,
3130 Auctions
3140 Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160 Business
3170 Collectibles
3180 Computers
3190 Electronics'
3200 Firewood
3220 Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales.
3240 Guns
3250n Goonnd Thinngs to Eat

March 25th 9am. Hwy 231
N. Campbellton, Florida
3 local farm dispersals,
County, City, Consign-
ments. Mason Auction '&
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Reliable Mexico Beach
couple will landscape,
mow. Storm Clean Up.
Also Available for Port St.
Joe, Wewa & The Cape.
Dan & Diana 227-8225 or
648-5081-or 227-5770
Cost Cutters
Lawn Service Great rates,
reliable quality lawn care
Long term budget plans.
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office 850-648-5934 cell
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Homes from $10,000 1-3
bedrooms available. HUD,
Repos, REO, etc. These
homes must sell. For List-
ings. Call 1-800-298-5507
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with 6 chairs, $200 or best benefits package. Technicians crew during the rigging up the Arizona Desert South- Joe area. The APM will 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
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cellent communication and TERMINIX tenure-track) didactic & struction or 10 years in OFFERRED AT MOST LO-
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two year degree or equiva- ontology utilizing the nurs- quired. Certification in YEARS SHIPYARD OR 5
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should be reported immediately for correctness. Errors including 401K. Please re- Now hiring immediately for ing exper. & current FL li- ting and knowledge of MS Sheet Metal Mechanics
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perience .plumbers, will. FROM HOME Requires NO proximately 850sf. Has of- Remodeled, ,Ig fncd yard,
train, paid vacation & holi- Sellingi Not MLM. (800) fice & restroom $450 per close to school, great
days, Starting pay $9/hr, 803-4172 month. 850-814-7400 neighborhood, inci W&D,
639-5227 for application OFFICE SPACE, 515 4th pest control,, $850 mo.
Professional $100K/100 DAYS CASH St, Port St Joe, Large open' 1st, lst & sec dep. Call
RECEPTIONIST/ RESER- Simply returning phone area with separate office & 850-227-7125v msg.
VATIONIST for estab- calls. Not a job, not MLM. Bathroom: $500mo, in- 3 BR 2 BA MH with fire-
lished real estate office on No selling, no explaining. cludes utitlties. Sec Dep place, on very large lot,
Mexico Beach, Computer Call Now! 1-800-995-0177 req. 227-9292 -large screen in porch,
exp rfq'd, Some weekend
duty, and public relations CLERICAL Work from PROFESSIONAL OFFICE utitIty shed, side by side
exp. a plus Call Parker Re- home helping US Co. file SPACE on Reid Ave., refrigerator, gas stove &
alty at 850-648-5777 or fax HUD/FHA mortgage re- 2400SF, 2500/mo Ca locks from there, locwater, call
850-648-5779 funds. Call ERS 850-227-7252 850-227-5301
1-866-311-0701. 850-227-5301
ROOFERS BEACH 3 BR, 1 BA 1601 Marvin
WANTED EARN UP To $550 Weekly Ave. PSJ remodeled, w/d,
Call 850-229-6859. Working through the gov- STORAGE CH&A,, dishwasher.
ernment. Part-time, no ex- $850/mo+ utilities,
perience needed. Call to- Day: 227-7200 651-325-7731
WSS day! 1-800-488-2921. ask Day 27-700 6513257731
for Dept. L. Night: 647-3882 3 BR, 2 BA ST JOE bch.
Trades St. Joe Beach Just over 1 block from
Hiring Plasterers & Labor- SIONALS are in Demand! wood floors in living area,
Hiring. Plasterers & Labo Don't get a "Monster" MINI TA0AG Ig fenced yard, refrigera-
ers. Must have transpo. headache looking for more MINI T A tor, dishwasher, w/d con-
pay; Post your resumb nections. $1075/mo + utili-
Trades L FREE on DegroedJobs. 1 Jo. ties. Long. term rental.
ENTRY LEVEL Position, com Log on to www. I PortOSt, Jei Avail. April call JD at
with new telecom con- degreedjobs.com today! 678-358-5239
the St. Joe area. Must be FLEXIBLE HOME DATA -73BR/1BA, 613 Marvin Ave.
hard worker, shovel work ENTRY WORK, $420/part $965/mo. +1 mo dep in
req'd etc. Starting pay is time, $800+/full ,time per advance. No smoking Call
$8.50/hr. Please call week. No Experience Nec- New Commercial Office 770-546-0453 or
850-638-0304 essary. Computer re- and' warehouse storage for 770-833-8586
Trades quired. 1-800-920-7441. lease in St. Joe commerce CAPE SAN BLAS, 4 br,
HW SERVICES HEATING, GENERATE $500-$1,000 prk located on industrial Rd. 3.5 ba, beautifully furn'd, a
& AIR, INC., located at daily simp retina o- (FL Hwy-382) behind Arizona few steps from the beach,
228 Cessna Dr., in Port St. daily simply returning pho- Chemical. Each space consists $2000 mo.+ dep. 12 mths
Joe is nowaccepting ap- ne cas/PT, noselling, not of an office, bath, storage lease, (706) 970-9105.
plications for the following wealthy have known for closet and warehouse with
positions: Experienced years 618-355-8322A-1 10'roll up door. Convenient CAPE SAN BLAS, Bay
Service Technicians and year -I to all locations, 1/2 mile off View home w/500' dock.
Trim Oui Tec:hr,,ian-. Pa HIRING FOR 2006 Aver- Hwy 98. 1000 sq. ft. each Walk to Beach Park.
based up1 -. fpE.erp age Postal Employee space. $550 per month. 12. 3BR/2BA on St. Joe Bay,
Call 229-9125 for appt. Earns $57,000/ Yr. Mini- month leases. One monthly nicely turn. or unfurn. CH/A
Trades mum Starting Pay $18.00/ security deposit. W/ large decks, covered
TRADE TEAM LLC Top hr.Benefits/ Paid Training Office (850) 229-8014 parking.o Long term
Pay/ Per Diem Boilermak- and-Vacations. No Experi- Home (850) 2298030 avail. Call 227-141short term
ers Welders, Shipfitters ence Needed. 1-800- C 850-258-4691 avail. Call 227-1410
Painter/Blasters Pipefitters, 584-1775. Ref #P5101 HOUSE FOR RENT in St.
Electricians Carpenters Joe Beach, 3 BR, 2 BA,
Sheetmetal Marine Eperi- LOSE WEIGHT NOW. America's large yard, $1000mo. Call
ence 1-866-845-3016/VA, Earn What Your Worth. Gene at 850-830-9342.
Chippy Turnage, Personal Weight Loss. 45 ,,-
813-299-0098/FL Ibs Over 7 Months. Mini StOragg MEXICO BEACH for lease
de CHECK OUT www.new No smoking/pets, 3br/2ba
Trd B greatshape4u.com -www. furnished mobile home
YOUNGOUIST, BROTH- myhomebase4freedom. 8014 with deck, dishwasher,
ERS, INC. Excellent Job com Email: Imuservices@ -850229U14 fridge, washer & dryer,
Opportunity in South Florin- aol.com CH/A. $900. mo + util's.
de! Positions Available: Call 803-604-0289
Drillers -Derricks' -Floor MUST SELL! Established
Hands Excellent benefits MUST SELL!Establishe ST. JOE BEACH, facing
package available after'90 Vending route. Unique ST JOE BEACH, facing
package available after 90 school program. Minimum gulf, 6312 Hwy 98 & Pine
days. Fax resume -contactinvestment. $6595. Financ- St. Yellow brick house, w/
239-489-4545 or contact available. (888) roof deck & huge living rm
Dan at .239-489-4444. i3g avae (88) overlooking beach, 'CH/A,
MUST PASS PHYSICAL & 4 2 br, 1.5 ba, DR, new kitc
DRUG TEST Drug Free PLUS SMALL ENGINE & appliances, unfurn'd,,
kpce REPAIRS carport, laundry rm,
S" REPAIR L $1050/mo. Call 850-
.NOW AVAILABLE 385-2620.
Climate Control
Loggerhead Grill ""
Now hiring Exp line Cooks I St. Joe I 16o 1
Nowhiring all positions, 5100 Business 706 First Street Walk to Beach. Quiet
Equal Opportunity Em-' ,Oppotunities Phone 227-2112 neighborhood. Must be.
player. Medical, Dental, & 5110 Money to Lend .hone mature and responsible.
Vision benefits available / MINI-STORAGE \ $500/mo. 850-681-8828
Call 850-625-5561 _
Amanda's Bistro, Apply in. 5100 6170 |
person, between 2-4pm. PROFITABLE INTERNET a5x10 10x10 10x20 2 BR, 1 BA TRAILER,
2904 Hwy 98, Mexico Bch ARMY & NAVY Surplus Near Public boat ramp'
850-648-5102 Store. Z6 years online. On SiteRent s 6 Days Carabelle, FL) Large Yard.
Gross $120K ZComplete A Week $600 mo., $500 dep. Call
training. Owner retiring. 850-653-5195.
I 4120 Price 48K407-322-4242 ASKABOUTFREE 3 BR 2 BA 1V blocks to
Liberty MONTH'S RENT! beach, deck & 2 large
L ie t *REMEMBER:* storage buildings, 242
National Life Ads'in this classifica- .Court St, $700mo call Sally
is looking for upwardly tion may or may not re- 850-899-4175
mobile people to fill quire an investment or 6110VERY NICE 2BR,BA,
Insurance Sales posi- may be multi-level mar-
tions. Fringe benefits sketing opportunities. We COTTAGE STYLE furn'd, w/CH/A on outskirts
package, two retirement do not recommend giv- APARTMENT 1BR/1BA, of-Wewa. Util's furn'd. $675
funds, health insurance, ing credit card or bank great location, 1621 B mo, $675 dep. 648-5905
Paid vacation, conven- account information out Monument Ave. PSJ,
tion trips and more. No over the phone. Always $450/mo + $250 deposit
experience necessary, research the company Call 706-965-2445 or
On-the-job training. Re- you plan to-do business 423-718-5355
quirements: integrity, with BEFORE investing. BA H
good work ethic, and RENT ALS j
the desire to earn $50K .-. .
+ per year. Contact .6-.120
Hines Robertson 9247 W. HWY 98 Beacon
763-6629 EOE I/ Hill/ waterfront, furnished 2
br, 1 ba, CH&A, Non
smoking/pets. 1st & last
months dep. req'd. call
4130, "7850-819-8548
Ads in this classifica- ., _.
tion may or may not re- 6100- Business/ 6130
quire an investment or Commercial 3 BR, 3 BA at The Village
may be multi-level mar- 6110-Apartments R t e Cre
keting opportunities. we 6120 Beach Rentals of Port St. Joe. Corner unit
do not recommend giv- 6130- Condo/Townhouse with wrap-a-round porch. 2 years old, 3 bedrooms
do not recommend giv-6140 House Rentals Fans throughout,. washer/ siding, tiled front porch,
ing credit card or bank 6150 Roommate Wanted dryer, BBQ grill, dining ing room. All on 1.5 lots
account information out 1 60 Rooms for Rent room and, full kitchen. R dI
over the phone. Always 6.70 Mobile Home/Lot GREAT UNITI 1 year lease. Red
research the company 6180- Out-of-Town Rentals Utilities not included.
you plan to do business 86190-Timeshare Rentals $1200 mo. Contact Daniel
with BEFORE investing. 6200 Vacation Rentals or Anna at 850-670-5544.

6180 | | 7100 1|1 7110 7150 7190
Premium waterfi;ont 4,300 3/2 Two Car garage price site, with pool at Indian across from air strip. 400 Acres, modern home,
SF home, 154' on the Bay reduced! Best buy in PSJ, Pass, $399,000, terms 105x210. Asking $145,000 two guest houses, creek,
with dock. $1,095,000 By Owner, 227-7720 possible, 262-249-0317 Call 229-8355. two lakes, huge.barn. Deer
Debbie Lewis (800) ST JOE BEACH, 2br TH, COMMERCIAL LOT 100' and wild turkey. Beautifuck
826-4862 x116 ERA Ameri- W -m steps to beach, new roof, +or- on Hwy 71 Wewa City granite rock. Jack Law-
can Realty of Northwest |- W A/C, near to Wind Mark, Ex Limits Urban Devi. Zone rence Jr., Ranch nv. Inc.,
Florida, Inc. 1 7110 1 |cond, $229K, Pelican Walk Start Your Business Now 830-997-0431
.,----- BEACON HILL, gulf view, Real Estate, 850-647-2473 $55K 639-5123/814-2421. ..---...
.. rnsteps to beach accessmod-ST. JOE BEACH Santa CREEKVIEW, Subdivision
Srn eled, $219K, Pelican Walk Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire- Selected Lots For Sale
K '* Rea Estatpe 8-427 Place, hot tub 2 car gar- $59,500.00 per Lot. Limit- -
.''\ Real Estate 850-647-2473 age. $275,000. Joan Love- ed Time Offer. -Call
SGREAT VIEW, 150ft to lace 850-527-2560 Mexico Bluewater Realty at Mexico
quiet beaches. 2/1 cottage Beach Harmon Realty Beach Office 850 648-4400
S"Second Heaven"; 3/2 (800)239-4959. Or Port St Joe Office 850
"Beach Haven"; Canal front ST. JOE BEACH, 229-6100 AUTOMOTIVE; MARINE
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE deep water covered slip. $795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner FINISTERRE Waterview, N RECREATIONAL
All furnished. Call for ap- lot across from dedicated Lagoon, PCB. Reduced! 8100-Antique & Collectibles,
7100- Homes pointment or scheduled beach. Florida room w/ un- Must sell! $339K. Broker/ 8110- Cars
7110- Beach Home/ open houses. March 26 & obstructed view of beach. Owner, Barbara Hindman 8120-Sports Utility Vehicles
7120- Commercial April 2. with more to come. Commercial possibilities. Realty 850-527-5085. 8130- Trucks
7130- Condo/Townhouse Joy Holder, Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi- GREAT DEVELOPMENT 8150 Commercial
7140- Farms & Ranches 850-527-0170 co Beach Harmon Realty, Opportunity, 4.08 acres, 8160 Motorcycles
7150 Lots and Acreage, Anchor Real Estate 850-527-2560 or located in White City, with- 8170 Auto Parts
7160- Mobile Homes/Lots GULF FRONT CONDO 800239-4959 in one mile from inter- & Accessories
7180 WaInvestment Cape San Bias. Breath a coastal waterway, $450K, 8210 Boats
7180InvProperty taking views from this 3 1 s .l call Marggie Raffield Mexi- 8220 Personal Watercraft
7190 Out-of-Town br, 2 ba with fp. All furnish- | 7120coBeach Harmon Realty, 8230 Sailboats
Real Estate; ing and appliances make 850-527-7525 8240 Boat & Marine
7200 Timeshare this ready for move in or 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, Supplies
7200 Timeshare this great Rental move history.great possibilities for multi- INDIAN PASS: 1452 Indi- 8310 Aircraft/Aviation
$395k. Possible terms family, 183ft. unobstructed an Pass Rd., gulf view lot. 8320- ATV/Off Road Vehicles.
FORSAILIE Call 262-249-0317 Bay View. City water & The Reservation. Easy ac- 8330 Campers & Trailers -
Call 262-2sewer currently a conven- cess to pool and beach 8340 Motorhomes
7100 I GULF FRONT COTTAGE lence store with dell & Walkway. $345,000. Joan
2. BR 1 BA Port St.Joe. on great lot, Beacon Hill, COP license. Lovelace (850) 527-2560
Corner lot with bay view. Happy Shack, 9111 Hwy PRICE REDUCED aity(800) 239-4959. 8110
$235K negotiable 98, 2br/lba, $895K, listed $1,500,000.
5 0 7 6 2 3 2 5 fsbocom, ID#79739, or all J Lovelace(Cell LAND FOR SALE To Place An Ad
www.forsalebyowner.com/ call 478-808-6834 527-2560) Mexico Beach BY OWNER in The Times
20589028 MEXICO BEACH- 4th St. Harmon Realty (800) (3) Beautiful 1.09 Acre Lots Classifieds
3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv- 239-4959. and (2) % Acre Lots, in Lib- Call
4 BR 2 BA 1440 sq. ft. ing room w/vaulted ceiling. MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98 erty County, close to Talla-
Front deck, Rear screen Jenaire Grill. Wraparound Residential or Commer- hassee, Talquin Electric, & (850) 747-5020
porch. Landscaped in '05. deck. 2 blocks from dedi- cial- Density should allow Liberty County water avail. or
Newly redecorated. 1994 cated beach. $349,900 Duplex. Gulf view & Beach $29K each. 850-379-8374 1 '(800) 345-8688
DW. $260K 478-230-8178 Joan Lovelace access. $695,000. Joan LARGE LOT, in Pinev'iew
Anxious Seller! 850-527-2560, Mexico Lovelace, 850-527-2560 Sub-Division, on West Riv- TUKS h
Beach Harmon Realty Mexipo Beach Harmon Re- er Road, in Wewahitchka.
4 BR, 2 BA, Brick, dbl gar- (800)239-4959. alty or 800-239-4959 Restrictions. Starting $32K 8130
age and carport 2600sin Pine MEXICO BEACH- 507to $45K. 850-639-9426 or FORD 92 F250, 5 speed
view Sub-Division, w/pool Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile 340-0219. 4x4, $2500 obo. Chevy 96
New roof ordered. $265K home on corner lot. I 7130 I OCEAN PLANTATION, Z71 extended cab, 4x4,
w/lotn ech side avail Screened porch and deck.APE SAN BLAS 2 B Premier Residential subdi- excellent condition, $7000
850-639-9426 or 340-0219 Fenced in back yard. CAPE SAN BAS 2 BR 2.5 vision in Mexico Beach. obo, 647-4047 or 227-5173
$275,000. Joan Lovelace BA Townhouse. Unob- This lot is being offered at
850-527-2560, Mexico structed Gulf Views. End $15,000 lower than any TOYOTA 98 Tacoma SR5
BEACON HILL Cockles Beach Harmon Realty unit. Per seller FEMA flood other", lot in the extra cab, V-6, 4 wheel
Ave. 2br/1ba mobile home (800)239-4959. insurance is available. development at only dve, 5 speed, NC, power
on 50x100 lot. Only 2 min. $595,000 Joan Lovelace, $235,000. Subdivision will steering, AM/FM & Cas-
walk to beach. Owner Mo- MEXICO BEACH- 609 Mexico Beach Harmon Re- have a sidewalk to the sette/CD stereo, sliding
tivated. Call Joan Lovelace Georgia. 3br, .2ba on alty, 850-527-5260 or beach, poo, clubhouse rear window, alloy wheels,,
$269,000. 850-527-2560 75x 12 corner lot. Large 800-239-4959 covenants and restrictions bedliner, tow package,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re- Florida room, screened that will insure it stays a diamond tool box, 129,000
alty 850-648-5767 back porch. $275,000. premier development on miles, great condition
Joan Lovelace Mexico Beach. Call $9800, 850-227-8713
LYNN HAVEN BEAUTIFUL 850-527-2560, Mexico 7 8 0-98 Mexico Beach. Call$5330
N^ HA 0 ;on M"*e re nEsWe y850-819-0833 ST JOE
3 BR, 2 BA Aprox 2000sf Beach Harmon Realty 2 ACRES IN Stone Mill
on large 150x150 corner (800)239-4959. Creek in Wewah. Ready to REDUCED, ST JOE-W
lon large matures: orneroombuild or mobile home BEACH 75x180, cleared, 8210
hot tub, Ig bonusrrm fire MEXICO BEACH Gulf ready. Asking $50,000. For ready to build,. $175,000, 1 Month Free
ace Ig school dstrmct i View $399,900 3br 2.5ba more information, call 850-647-3679, leave mess.
295kMove in ready townhouse. Like new, fully 850-227-4074 ST JOE BCH, By Owner, Boat/ RV Storage
Drive by today at 514 V furnished, Beachide of 98 t n Nutu in Sa To The 1st 40 Customers..
ginia Ave Call 271-8367 or Joan Lovelace, Mexico APPLROX shores Sub,' xiS, At Port. St. Joe, next to the
832-4952 Beach armon Realty, 5.18 Acres $260,000, Call 850-229- public ramp, on St. Joseph-
850-527-2560 ,or Can possibly be divided 9054' Bay. NO MORE TOWING-
800-239-4959 Can possibly be divided 24 hours access. Secured
GULFAIRE private beach, into 1/2 acre lots, Over- ST JOE Beach lot for sale, fenced location. Store on
pool, tennis, 3br/2ba, MEXICO BEACH, 34th St. street area, Sunshine ready to build, 3rd block, your trailer outside at $3/ft.
brick, dbl garage, hur 3br/2ba, Beachside of Farms Subdivision. high & dry. Septic, Power, or in our 28,200sf, full
shutters, jacuzzi, many ex- Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well Call William Wittlngton & water on cleared 75x150 sprinklered dry storage
tras, $350K, Pelican Walk maintained, fully furnished. 819-2004' lot, $180,000. 324 Ponce building at $7/ft. Reserve
Real Estate, 850-647-2473 Gulfview. $695,000. Joan ERA Neubauer RE Deleon. Realtors, I don't your spot Nowl Facility to
Lovelace, (850)527-2560 need to list property. be completed in 30, days.
HOWARD CREEK- 3 br, 2 Mexico Beach Harmon Re- BEACONeaILL/ 5TULLP 850-647-6349 First Come, First Served.
ba Doublewide, on cleared alty, 800-239-4959 AVE., cleared 5Ox11 0, First Come, First Seed.
bacre, n Dublewsepticd on cleared awty, 800-2394959 great price $132,500 Caji ST JOE BEACH Magnolia Contact Mike@ 850-527-
V2 acre, new septic, new OVERSTREET, 3 br, 1 ba 706-333-0159 Bluff Subdiv. 76x142 lot. 7518 or Email: eugene@
well, new driveway, on on 2 acres, outside stor- BY OWNER 4 ACRES 4 New Orleans style lighting, raffieldfisheries.com
Doc Whitfield Rd., paved, g Near Wetappo Creek, O E 4 AC ribbon curbing, brick entry, 1987 AQUA SPORT Cen-
$79,900. 850-227-6624 or age$249,900. JoNear Wetappo Creek, mies South of Wewa on flood zone X. $229,000. ter console, 23ft, aluminum
227-3153 850-527-2560,900 Joan Mexico Hwy 71. StecragBluebeds, Joan Lovelace (850) float on trailer, 1997 175hp
Beach Harmon Realty water, & elec.an Blueberry -527-2560 Mexico Beach Evinrude, & all electronics,,
ST JOE BAY,101 Alien (800)239-4959. bushs, pecan trees, & Harmon Realty $7500obo. 1995 Hydro Cat.
Memorial, prime location, t ui on$10K 800-239-4959 Deck Boat, 5.8L fuel in-
1 house to Bay, facing PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar- cation to build oni $110K 800-239-4959
Centiniel Park, 4Br/3Ba, barT STDr. 3br/2ba brick Owner Financing with 20% ST. JOE BEACH Beacon ejected. Volvo, excellent,
split BR plan, Ig. living/ home on 2 lotsba down. Call 648-5905 By The Sea. Vacant Lot. condition, & -trailer,'
split BR plan, Ig living/ home on 2 lots near Luxury retirement living. $11,000 obo, 2 Yamaha
dining with separate family schools, town. Fireplace in BY OWNER, 60x100 City Many amenities includ- Jet skis: 1997 Wave Ven-
room, sun room over- family room, screened Lot, Apalachicola, FL, on ed $395,000. Joan Love- ture 1100cc & 2003 Cruis-,
looking private deck in pri- porch. $335,000. Joan 17th Street, Appraised at lace 850-527-2560 Mexico er 4 stroke, double jet ski
vate fenced backyard. Lovelace 850-527-2560, $75k, Selling $69K. Call Beach Harmon Realty trailer and equipment, ex-
Easy to see, 772-285-7582 Mexico Beach Harmon Re- 850-653-8097. 800-239-4959. cellent condition $7000
or 772-7817229 alty (800)239-4959. d obo for pair. 647-4047 or,
|_ _Florida ST. JOE BEACH Corona- 227-5173
Hill Country do St. 75x130 lot. 2nd
r Hill Country block from bch. $259,900 1994 2300 WAC CENTU--
g m mk0 St. Joe WoodLands- Seller Motivated. Joan RY, 1995 saltwater series-
Land with live oaks and Lovelace, Mexico Beach 150, for sale $10,000 or
k.I LI,/ -I) T c7T 7 I long-leafs, fields and Harmon Realty, (850) best offer, 639-5227
pines, along the rivers 527-2560 or 800-239-4959
Florida. Thousands of ST. JOE BEACH Magellan boat performance cruiser,
opportunities for your St., 2nd block, 75x150 lot, steering wheel, roller furl-
own farm, ranch or wa- $259,900. By Owner, call ing, Yanmardiesel, $9,500
terfront property. Multi- 850-648-5052. Call 404-218-0077
'' "- '" --" pie rural lifestyle oppor- TI
tunities- and only one TIMBERLAND
number to call. AND HUNTING I 824 0 o'
S1.866.JOE.LAND In SE Alabama, Large Pine MEXICO BEACH Cover
S- (1.866.563.5263) or visit and Hardwoods, Creeks, Boat Lift/Slip, up to 25ft, di-
JOE.com/land and Ponds, Road Front- rect access to Gulf,.
SIF YOU DON'T KNOW age. All in Middle of $150mo, 229-9353
, bonus room, 2 full bathrooms, metal roof, vinyl JOE, 478 Acres for $2,500/acU NRY
110'x180', 10' deck on back, 14.5 ft ceiling in liv- YOU DON'T KNOW 680 Acres for $1,87500/ac.
- on dead end road. FLORIDA Call Owner 850-907-8228 I 8330
uced $339,000 WEWAHITCHKA, 1.6 ac- RV SPACE
STJOE res, Commercial, Hwy 71 FOR RENT please call
14 7 N, Owner Realtor, $80,000, 229-8959 pis. Iv. msg..
22- 148 __850-258-5022 $500 per month

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Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 yeari

14B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 23, 2006 *

EtablishIfed I 37 5eving i j cunyL aa Jrronang .LU5 ,,00 tv-.,

Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union has its 67th Annual Credit Union Meetin:.

President Harry Lee Smith
welcomed all the members
and gave the following report:
Since May 1939, we have
grown in leaps and bounds,
providing you, our members,
with the services you need and
war t. This year marks our
67th year of service and we
pledge to continue to provide
you with quality services and
exceptional member service.
Our commitment is to our
membership! You are part
owners of this Credit Union
and your satisfaction in our
performance is our priority!
Two years ago we unveiled
our website, and have received
positive feedback on its design
and content. Our website
continues to be a work in
progress, with changes being
made frequently and with new
features being added to it.
We also began offering Virtual
Branch, our online banking
and bill payment system. The
response for this service has
been phenomenal! There are
no hidden requirements to
receive it; it's free, plain and
simple. All you have to do
is stop by our offices in Port
Saint Joe or Wewahitchka and
t11l out an application!

they do need some sunshine
- an hour to two in the morn-
ing is best. Longer exposure
tends to bleach caladium foli-
age of its attractive colors, and
limits plant growth as well.
Proper fertilization pro-
duces healthy, large leaved
caladium plants. When grow-
ing caladiums in organic soil,
spread two pounds of a com-
plete fertilizer, such as a 6-6-6
or 8-8-8, per 100 square feet
of bed area, four to six weeks
after planting, and every two
months during the growing
season. For plants growing in
sandy soil, where leaching is
a problem, fertilizer should be
added monthly.
Mulching the plants will
help maintain necessary soil
moisture and promote lush,
healthy foliage development.
If the soil is allowed to dry out,
the plants will wilt rapidly.
Caladiums grow best
at temperature or 80 to 90
degrees Fahrenheit, and they

We also started VISA
Debit Cards. The Debit Card
is so much better than the old
ATM card that we had. Not
only can you receive cash at
ATMs, but also you can make
purchases using it almost
everywhere VISA is accept-
ed. You can also use your
Debit Card to make purchases
online. With the Debit Card
you can sign for you purchase
or use your PIN number.
Either way, the transaction
will be deducted from your
checking account. No more
checks to write! Now that's
We also made Overdraft
Privilege available. This ser-
vice gives share draft (or
checking) account holders
"peace of mind."
Consider this: you can
travel this country from the
East Coast to the West Coast,
or from the Canadian border
to the Mexican border, and
you will not find a safer, more
secure institution in which
to deposit your hard-earned
money than this Credit Union.
Our deposits enjoy the full
backing of the most fiscal-
ly sound deposit insurance
program in existence in this

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
One of Florida's most
popular warm season foli-
age plants is the caladium.
This colorful, tropical species,
which will grow in all areas,
of our state, is relatively inex-
pensive, and requires very lit-
tle maintenance. Caladiums,
with their wide variety of
'bright, contrasting colors., add
a cool look to summer gar-
Both fancy and lance
leaved caladiums grow well in
Florida. Fancy leaved caladi-
ums, which are the most pop-
ular, have large, somewhat
rounded leaves, and are avail-
rble in a wide range of foliage
colors from pure white, with
strongly contrasting green
veins, to pink, rose and red.
Many of these have showy
crimson crinkled centers and.
dark green veins. The lance
leaved caladium is available
in all of these colors, too. But,
its leaf shape is somewhat
Smaller than the fancy leaved
Caladiums should be
planted in early spring, soon
plfter the danger of frost
has past. In this article Ill
describe the cultural require-
ments of these easy -to- grow
Caladiums may be grown
from tubers, or be planted
as established specimens
purchased in containers from
nurseries or garden centers'.
Tubers should be planted
about two inches deep and
-18 inches apart. Established
plants should be set at the
-same depth at which they
were growing in their contain-
ers, and at the spacing recom-
mended for tubers. If your soil
is quite sandy, amend it with
Prganic matter before plant-
ing, making sure thesite has
good drainage. Caladiums
grow best in a moist, but not
_soggy, soil. Too much water
will cause roots to decay.
Find a somewhat shaded
area in which to plant your
caladiums, because they can't
tolerate full summer sun. The
ideal is considered to be 40 to
!60 percent shade. Of course,

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country today, the National
Credit Union Administration.
As you know, people use
many things as a storehouse
of value property, precious
metals and jewels, art objects,
stamp collections, etc. These
things are fine until an emer-
gency comes along and you
find that they are not read-
ily convertible to cash that
you can use immediately.
Consider this: deposits with
your Credit Union are not
only safe but are also imme-
diately available for use in an
emergency or for any other
purpose you desire. In addi-
tion, we offer a full range of
loans you can make against
those assets that I mentioned
above that are not as liquid
as cash.
I mentioned these two
things because I believe they
are uppermost in our mem-
bers' minds. Everyone wants
assets that are totally secure
and immediately available. In
addition, we all want a high
rate of return. However, the
level of security we must pro-
vide precludes us from chas-
ing those higher paying invest-
ments that involve higher,
risks. These are the times that

make excel-
lent house-
plants. For
indoor cul-
ture, prepare
a soil mix
of one part
sand and one
part peat.
Keep the soil
moist, but
not soggy. If
a plant turns
pale, or
doesn't seem
to be growing
well, try giv-
ing it some
extra fertil-
Cut cala-
dium leaves
are very popular as indoor
decorations. The leaves will
last several days if the freshly
cut stems are plunged into
hot, and then cold water.
Keep the stems in the hot
bath until the water turns

Adl erptising needs...

North Counties
Account Executive

Dan Miller

135 W.Hwy98 129 Commerce Street
S Port St Joe, Florida Apalachicola, Florida 15ss51

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ll!!! 2890 WHwy98
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In Highland View, just past Carpet Country
Monday through Friday: 9:00 5:0(0
Saturday: 9:00- 1:00
We are available by phone seven days a week: 8:00 8:00

call for "Patient Endurance."
If we persevere today, well all
look back tomorrow and be
glad we were.
We have a family of dedi-
cated officers, employees, and
members who care about one
another. We are committed to
the policies that have resulted
in the success we enjoy today
and I am convinced will guar-
antee our continuing success.
I thank you for the privilege
of serving another year as
your President. I ask you to
remember your Credit Union,
and be thankful.
Mr. Kenneth Weimorts,
General Manager, gave the
following Financial Report for
fiscal year ending December
31, 2005: The Credit Union's
total Assets at year-end were
$38,795,000. Total Income
at year-end was $2,695,000.
Total Operating Expenses at
year-end were $1,925,000.
Total Dividends paid to
Credit Union members were
$458,000. Net Income for the
fiscal year was $311,000. The
Loan Delinquency at year-
end was 2.52%. The Credit
Union's Capital at year-end
was 14.50%.
The Credit Union also

lukewarm. Then, you'll enjoy
them, both indoors and out.
For more information on
Caladiums contact your local
Extension Office or http:i/

had two seats on the Board
of Directors up for re-elec-
tion. The seats were for 1
st Vice President and for
Secretary. We are happy to
report that the incumbents
for those seats were re-elected
for another term. They are
Mr. Ralph Macomber, 1st Vice
President and Mr. George Cox,
Secretary. Congratulations to
both of them and we gracious-
ly thank them for continuing
to volunteer to serve on our

In closing, we would
like to remind everyone that
Emerald ,Coast is the area's
first Community Credit Union.
If you live, work, worship or
attend school in Gulf County
or the City of Mexico Beach.
you are eligible for member-
ship. Stop by and join us
today and you too can start
taking advantage of all the'
services we have to offer. We
are here for you!

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"Jump For Heart" Nets Over $7,000

The boundless energy
of children can benefit
everyone's heart, as the
students of Port St.
-Joe Elementary School
just proved.
Between March 1
and March 17, in
just two and one-
half weeks,
the stu-
dents of
five jumped
rope dur-
ing their
physical edu-
cation classes,
raising over $7,000-
$7,142.96 to be exact-
with "Jump For Heart," a
furid-raiser for the Ameri-
can Heart Association
Chuc k
Gan non,
/ ".0 physical
/. education
/ istrLctorfor
the elementary
school, coor-
SA th e

project, as he has for the
past three years.
"The thing
we really like
about this
program, is
that the kids
don't go door
to door. They
o n
c am -
0..npus, and
oget dona-
tions from
sisters, ev-
eryone, said Gannon.
"It's a great cause for the
American Heart Associa-
tion, and lots of students
here have family who have
been affected with heart
problems, some students,
Third-grader Alexis
Lyden raised the most
money, but all the stu-
dents win prizes through-
out the duration of the
program for
any dollar


3rd Grade

Gaddis Starts Outdoor Season With Win

Early this month,'
Port St. Joe native and
track and field athlete
Stephen Gaddis won his
first pole vault meet of
the 2006 outdoor season
at the UCF Invitational
in Orlando, the first
meet of the Best East
Conference. He vaulted
at 15 feet, winning the

event and taking first
Gaddis, the son of
Traci and Gary Gaddis,
began his pole vaulting
career as a student
at Port St. Joe High
School, and is currently
attending the University
of South Florida on a
track scholarship.

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