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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 8, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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68th Year, Number 33 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 40 Pages

ARC Garden

June 8, 2006

Jessie Ball duPont Slept Here

FSU Team Develops Historic Tours of Port St. Joe and Gulf County

Originally designed as the local residence for Jessie Ball duPont, the wife of Alfred I. duPont, the Chateau provided lodging for St. Joe Paper
Company executives and served as a bed and breakfast before its recent transformation as Coastal Community Bank.

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Local history buffs can soon walk. drive
or click their way through tours of Gull
County's past.
The Florida State University Florida
Resources and Environmental Analysis Center
has teamed with local historians to select an
interesting mix of landmarks for inclusion in a
website and two brochures that will showcase
the changing face of Gulf County.
FSU professor Betsy Purdum and
Dean Jue. of FSU's Florida Resources and
Environmental Analysis Center. secured a
815,000 grant from the Florida Departmient
of State Division of Historical Resources last
In compiling a draft of notable places
in Gulf County. Purdum and Jue realized
immediately that they needed the help of a
Gulf County nauve.
"Here I am sitting in Tallahassee. What do
I know?" said Purdum. who enlisted the aid
of Gulf County Genealogical Society president
Beverly Mount-Douds. who helped Purdum
gather oral histories and historical information
for a previous project.

Purdum hired Mount-Douds as a research
assistant, and with the addition of St. Joseph
Historical Society member Charlotte Pierce.
the team was complete.
Mount-Douds and Pierce offered needed
perspective, steering Purdum and Jue towards
little known places of historical unportance.
such as Ron and Lynda Bordelon's 1938 7""
Street home. previously owned by four young
bachelors who hosted elegant males-only get-
togethers on Saturday nights.
Also making the Port St. Joe list are Frank
Pate Park. the old Apalachicola Northern
Railroad building and the former D.P Peters'
General Store. located at ,301 Ave. C.
Originally conceived as a Port St. Joe tour.
the FSU team decided to develop a second
Gulf County tour featuring sites in White City.
Wewahitchka. Indian Pass. Simmons Bayou
and St. Joe Beach.
The Gulf County tour features the popular
Indian Pass Raw Bar and St Joseph Peninsula
State Park as well as Money Bayou. which
was an all-black vacation spot during the
segregation era.
Purdum hoped the locations featured
in the brochure would appeal to a broad

spectrum of Gulf County residents.
"We were very conscious of making it
inclusive." said Purdlum.
The three or four-fold brochures for
both tours will feature location maps and
brief descriptions of the sites' historical
sign iicance.
Purdum expects the brochures to be
completed inm July,. when they will be distributed
to local libraries, businesses, tourist attractions
and the Chamber of Commerce and Tourist
Development Council.
Though the FSU team will not stage
formal tours of either the Gulf County or Port
St.dJoe sites. they hope local organizations
will make use of the brochures in leading their
own tours.
"It's great to have local people doing the
tours because they know much more than we.
as outsiders, know." said Purdurm.
NMount-Douds staged her own mini Port
St. Joe tour during her recent Coastal History
Days festival. using two-sided brochures
created by FSU for the event.
For those who prefer to learn about Gulf


School Board

Spells Relief
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
State lawmakers have placed local school
officials across the state on a high wire this year
short-term gratification on one side, long-
term realities on the other.
State lawmakers put hundreds of millions
m new dollars this year into the education bud-
get to be put toward reducing class sizes in the
state as mandated b. voters through a constitu-
tional aEnendment several years ago.
For-those districts who already meet class
size requirements, which, this year, Gulf County
Schools did, can use that class size money
$1.55 million in Gulf County, $423,678 of
it new dollars to hire teachers or to boost
teacher pay.
The flip side of the coin, though, is that
beginning with the coming school year, class
size ratios will be based on individual class-
rooms and grade levels, not school averages.
By'2010, just a few short years away, class size
ratios are mandated to be counted by class-
Therefore, local school officials, with
recruiting and retaining teachers tougher by
the year and a bright line in the sand looming
on thie horizon, face diverging agendas as they
consider how to best use class size dollars.
School Board members discussed during
their regular meeting on Monday evening what
choices lay ahead as the district prepares to
bargain with the teachers' union over wages
and benefits next month.
Devote the lion's share of those new dollars
to boosting teacher salaries as some districts
have already announced, including a 7.5 per-
cent bump in Leon County and double-digit
raises in Taylor and Jefferson counties or
prepare for the day when class size require-
ments will have significant impact.
"I'm trying to balance it out where we hire
some teachers and hold some back for raises,"
said Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder "I'd
like to work toward that goal of having enough
teachers by 2010 so we can use that new money
(in 2010 and beyond) for pay raises."
Wilder said he would like to provide a pay
raise to teachers, hire a handful of additional
teachers to shore up problem areas and still
have sufficient funds to maintain the mandated
3-4 percent of the.budget in reserves.
Currently. Gulf County- Schools are in
- good stead. save for K-3. which is where board
members agreed on Monday to place two new
teaching positions.
Middle-school class numbers are solidly
below the state ratio and high school classes
are in further under the bar.
And while state projections have enroll-
ment declining in five- and 10-year projections,
recent trends indicate that school enrollment
might be on the rebound.
The state has projected in each of the past
two years that enrollment would be 2,100 or
lower. This past year's mark was 2,134 full-
time equivalent students.
(See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 8A)

Pierce Announces for School Board

Smiley to Run for Circuit Judge

Charlotte Maddox Pierce has filed her
intent to seek re-election to the office of Gulf
County School Board Member. District 5.
In announcing her candidacy for re-elec-
tion Mrs. Pierce expresses her com-
mitment to continue the forward
direction of the overall educational
system of Gulf County. She attri-
butes the district's progress to a
variety of factors including a con-
certed team effort by the members
of the school board. administra-
lion, a sound financial base to
operate within, qualified personnel
who make classrooms conducive
to learning, school advisory coun-
cils, and indiiduals and volunteers
from the community who are keen-
ly aware of the future educational
needs of students.
A graduate of Port St. Joe High School and
Jones College Mrs. Pierce became a certified
board member in 1995 through the Florida
School Boards Association (FSBA) Certified
Board Member program and has completed
the required annual renewal each year since.
Charlotte has completed 840 hours of boards-
manship training through FSBA since joining

the school board and continues to participate
In leadership training conferences offered by
the Panhandle Area Education Association and
Gulf Coast Conmmunity College. The Gulf
County School Board is one of eleven
certified boards and one of thirty-seven
master boards in the State of Florida
and has the distinction of being one of
nine with both designations.
In addition to being a fulltime board
member Mrs. Pierce serves her commniu-
nity through the St. Joseph Historical
Society. Friends of the Gulf County
Public Library Building Committee.
Education Foundation of Gulf County.,
Gulf County Scholarship Trust. Is on the
board of directors for the Gull"f County,
Community Development Corporation.
Parent Support Group for Academic
Excellence, and is the organist for First
Baptist Church.
As in the past. Mrs. Pierce continues her
pledge to be accessible to everyone and respon-
sive to all issues.
A Gulf County native. Charlotte is married
to Paul Pierce and they have one son. Jonathan.
Her parents are Dave and Sara Maddox also of
Port St. Joe.

Judge Smiley' says experience, fairness.
and honesty mailers
Port St. Joe native and long time Bay County'
Judge Elijah Smiley announced today that he
will run for the newly created cir-
cuit judge position in the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit, which includes Bay,
Washington. Holmes, Jackson. Gulf
and Calhoun Counties. Judge Smiley
is a 1977 honor graduate of Port
St. Joe High School. Judge Snmley -
has served as a Bay Countiy Judge.
as an acting Circuit Judge, and as
a member of the Board of Judges
of the 14"' Judicial Circuit for the
past eleven years. During his terms
m office, Judge Smiley has been an
active participant in the reorganiza-
tion and administration of the Bay
County Court.
Judge Smiley says experience, fair-
ness, and honesty matters. Our legal system
is based on the idea that a fair and competent
judiciary .will interpret and apply the law. A
judge must respect and comply with the law.
honor the office as a public trust, and maintain
high standards of conduct that promotes pub-

he confidence in the integrity and impartiality
of the judiciary. Judge Smiley has the essen-
tial qualities, character, and broad experience
necessary to promote public confidence in the
judiciary and to effectively and fairly administer
the office of Circuit Judge.
A judge must have integrity,
judicial temperament, and the
necessary technical qualifica-
tions and experience to be effec-
tive and to foster a sense of fairness
and confidence in the legal system.
Judge Smiley's record and history
in office demonstrate that he has the
core Ingredients and qualifications
necessary to continue being an effec-
tive and fair judge.
Integrity means the individ-
ual is honest, fair, and complies
with the law. A review of Judge
Smile's twenty-one year legal career and inter-
actions with others reveal that he possesses
this essential requirement.
Judicial temperament means that
the Judge is courteous, respectful, and
open minded. Judge Smiley's record for the
(See SMILEY on Page 9A)

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Port St. J(
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The fairway is being
cleared for the City of Port St.
Joe to become a golf cart com-
During their regular bi-
monthly meeting on Tuesday
night, city commissioners
approved for first reading and
advertisement an ordinance
which would make golf carts
legal under certain circum-
stances and in specific areas
of the city.
After a committee hashed
over the details of the ordi-
nance in the past few weeks,
commissioners approved lan-
guage which would make most
Port St. Joe streets legal for
golf carts, provided those carts
adhered to the specifications
contained in the ordinance.
Nearly all streets within
the city limits would be acces-
sible for golf carts with the
following exemptions:
U.S. 98 and Hwy. 71;
Avenue A, Garrison
Avenue and Long Avenue save
for travel to the nearest per-
missible road;
Monument Avenue other


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than the stretch from Allen
Memorial to Ninth Street.
The city has applied
with the Florida Department
of Transportation to permit
crossing of U.S. 98 at First
Street only and the crossing
of Hwy. 71 at Reid Avenue and
Woodward Avenue.
"The committee members
wanted it to be stringent, they
wanted it to be no problem for
the city and they didn't want it
to cause any accidents," said
Greg Johnson, a member of
the committee which exam-
ined the issue with city staff.
The ordinance would
require that golf carts be driv-
en by a licensed driver of at
least 16 years of age and any
golf carts used on city streets
would be required to have
headlights, taillights, brake
lights, turn signals and wind-
"We put every safety fea-
ture in we could think of,"
Johnson said.
Johnson noted that golf
carts are allowed on the pub-
lic streets of Highland View,
Howard Creek and the ini-
tial phase of WindMark Beach

Toward Golf Cart Community

with virtually no restrictions.
"There is already prece-
dent," Johnson said.
The Commission approved
the first reading of the ordi-
nance with instructions that
the final document contain an
escalating fine structure $50
for a first offense, $100 for a
second and $200 for a third
"Put some teeth in it,
we. don't want people acting
crazy," Johnson urged com-
The ordinance will be
taken up for a second reading
and public hearing during the
June 20 regular Commission
In other business taken
up during Tuesday's meeting:
approved first readings and
advertisement of two other
One, modeled after a num-
ber of similar laws adopted
in area municipalities, would
restrict where those convicted
of sexual offenses involving
children could live in the city.
In this instance, any per-
son convicted of certain felony


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Benny Roberts (left) and David Horton were sworn in Tuesday
night to begin new two-year terms on the Port St. Joe City

sexual offenses involving a
child could not reside within
2,500 feet of a school, school
bus stop, day care center or
any other location where chil-
dren would be likely to con-
Commissioners also
approved the "long-awaited"
ordinance setting mandates on
how trash and garbage would
be collected by private individ-
uals or commercial operators
in the city.
Commissioners had not
seen the latter ordinance prior
to Tuesday's meeting and it
could be further amended
when it is taken up again for
adoption later this month.
A representative of The
St. Joe Company presented ,a
petition requesting annexation

of a 20-acre parcel along Long
Avenue near Port St. Joe High
School and the new Sacred
Heart hospital, which the com-
pany aims to have zoned as
a residential neighborhood.
Specifics were not available at
press time.
The annexation request
will be taken up at the June
20 Commission meeting.
The Commission will
conduct a workshop at 8 a.m.
on June 16 to discuss how to
disburse proceeds from the
sale of the marina and the
city's responsibilities under the
inter-local agreement with the
county regarding the annexa-
tion of the second phase of
WindMark Beach.

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By David Angier
Florida Freedom
Jurors convicted a former
Port St. Joe priest of sending
pornographic pictures to a cop
posing as a 15-year-old boy.
Thomas Crandall, 51,
faces 10 years in prison when
he's sentenced on June 20
for two counts of transmit-
ting via the Internet materials
harmful to minors. This was
the first trial in the circuit for
crimes against minors using
the Internet.
Crandall sent a photo-
graph of male genitalia and
a video of a man masturbat-
ing to Gulf County Sheriff's
Investigator Christopher
Buchanan on March 22, 2005.
Crandall and Buchanan had
been communicating over the
Internet using aliases.
Buchanan, an adult, had
listed himself as a 15-year-
old boy in his AOL account
and Crandall referred to him
as a "young-un" in one mes-
sage. That was an important
message for the prosecution
because there is nothing ille-
gal in one adult sending por-
nography to another adult -
unless the sender knows or
believes that he is sending it
to a minor.
Crandall'slawyer, Assistant
Public Defender Doug White,
asked Circuit Judge Judy
Pittman to dismiss the charges
before they went to the jury
saying there was no minor
involved in this case.
"There is no evidence
of a 15-year-old person, no
evidence of a minor of any
description, that has been
victimized here," White said.
"With there being a non-exis-
tent'victim, it is a non-existent
But prosecutor Brian Hill
argued that Crandall only had.
to believe that Buchanan was
a, minor.
"Historically, law enforce-
ment officers have been able to
pose as minors online for the
interception of pornography,"
Hill said. "The fact that the
officer was posing as a minor
is sufficient."
Hill said Crandall's mes-
sages to Buchanan indicated
he thought he was communi-
cating with a minor.
Crandall, who was the
priest of St. Joseph's Church
for 13 years, was living in
Mobile, Ala., when he sent the
messages. He was arrested by
the FBI there last June.
In 2002, three years after
he left Port St. Joe for Milton,
Crandall was arrested on fed-
eral drug charges. He pleaded
guilty to dealing Ecstasy and
methamphetamine out of the
St. Rose of Lima Church.
Crandall identified him-
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Jessie Slept Here

County's history from their
own homes, FSU is developing
a virtual tour on the website
www.Tour GulfCounty.org.,
The website will go
beyond the brochure's two
sentence descriptions, with
oral histories, photographs
and other original documents.
Places like -the St. Joe
Paper Milli and- Kenney's.-NMill,
which played btiportant roles
in Gulf County's past but no
longer exist, will be shown in
all their past glory.
Purdum and Jue will
continue their work on'
the website throughout :the
They had hoped to enlist

the aid of area schoolchildren
in collecting oral histories for
the website, but did not secure
the necessary funding.
Purdum said she may
try to submit a .second grant
apphlcaion next year.
Once the website is
complete, Purdum hopes
schools will use the material to .
enhance their Florida History

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She believes the project
will provide area residents and
visitors with important insight
into Gulf County's past.
"Our goal is to make
people more aware of the rich
history of the county that's
changing so rapidly," Purdumn

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Worthwhile Scrap

Observing how quickly coun-
ty commissioners were to
pounce upon the throat of a
court tussle, if necessary, to
compel the City of Port St.
Joe to heel and roll over on its respon-
sibilities concerning the annexation of
WindMark Beach Phase II brought a
single thought from this corner.
What in the heck ever happened to
. county-wide voting?
From here, if commissioners want to
pounce on a court battle worth winning,
in which the vast majority of the popula-
tion actually has a stake, it is the elimina-
tion of single-member districts.
And the case for that effort is only
strengthened when we consider the foun-
dation and creation of this lengthy inter-
local agreement between the county and
city to allow the city to annex the second
and much larger phase of WindMark.
It's worth boiling that discussion to
the reality that what local government did
was team to ensure that future WindMark
residents would be double-dipped on
their tax bills, divvying up future monies
while they are still coming to grips with
spending current dollars responsibly.
And this agreement provides another
example, we would humbly contend, of
the backroom politics which are the ref-
erenced norm in this county.
While the state undertook what was
described as one of the most intensive
reviews for a development in this region -
a process to which The St. Joe Company
was a transparent partner the county
also managed to wring some additional
perks hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars for a host of items benefiting every_
commissioner's district from the final
Development of Regional Impact (DRI),
City officials, in turn, were forced
depends on whether the speaker is from
the city, county or St. Joe as to why to
negotiate with the county to achieve their

original design of annexing WindMark
and its potential tax windfall.
That led .to further backroom bar-
gaining between city and county over
what was to be included in the annexation
agreement, essentially the sticker price
attached by the county.
Yes, the final documents for the DRI
and the inter-local agreement were public
and taken up in public meetings, but the
negotiations were strictly out of the sun-
And when we consider What seem
that the city is the only lacking, fro
party in the position to lacking, fr
actually provide much of ble view, is
the infrastructure on which ness to jun
WindMark will depend fray and ta
- water and sewer being of stand 1
the biggies the agreement bone that
itself drips with pressur- sone r dae
ized irony. Signers del
This is compounded a few weel
by examining the names
of property owners re:
developers who stand to gain signifi-
cantly, along with the city and county,
under this inter-local bartering system in
which tax dollars are the chips.
To complete the picture, we con-
sider that on May 9, weeks prior to the
meeting at which county commissioners
pushed their attorney toward a formal
session with city officials, an examina-
tion of work to date and a potential court
fight over, breach of contract, Port St. Joe
Mayor Frank Pate penned a letter to the
Commission's chairman providing exactly
what the county wanted, an update on
progress made thus far.
In that letter, -the .mayor mentions
having had contact with at least one other
commissioner on the same subject, an
update on surveying, engineering, per-
mitting and the like for water and sewer
projects which would impact White City,
Highland View and Overstreet.
Given the confrontational tone of

Those Were

One of the bummers of growing old is
how June becomes just another month.
I remember when it was so special.'...oh,
so special....
I was plodding along in the first grade back
in 1953. And I mean plodding! Miss Carolyn
wouldn't let you talk, squirm,. move, cough, spit,
cuss, scratch or throw paper wads. It was the
most confining environment we had ever been
exposed to. She would fuss if you looked funny.
And listen to this, every day right after lunch she
would make everybody lay their heads down and
do nothing for twenty minutes!
I was six years old.....but I didn't think they
could.do this to you in America. I went home after
the second week and announced that I was quit-
ting school forever. Dad listened for eight or ten
seconds....and then made me one of those "get
that education, son" offers I couldn't refuse!
I sought out Leon. He was five years older.
He had been through it all. My big brother could
help me here.... "Kes," he put his arm around
my shoulder, "it only gets worse from here on
out. Wait till she lines the boys up on ond side of
the room, the girls up on the other and makes a
contest out of spelling words. Or you have your
first six weeks grading period final test. You'll
have to cipher double columns of numbers after
Christmas. And you won't believe the heads and
hearts you'll have to 'cut around' in February. And
it will get so hot in that room by mid May-"
"Leon!" I had heard enough, "When does it
all end?"
"June. You will be out for summer vacation
in June."
I spent the next nine months waiting for June
to get here! Folks, I didn't mind milking the cows.
Or feeding up. Or cleaning the fence row. I could
scratch. Or spit. Or let out a Tarzan yell if I was
a mind tol
I read today those New York City reporters
accounts of "the slow, idyllic pace of southern
summertime living" in the 1950's and I laugh
out loud. They'dhave you'believe it was all June
bugs and fire flies. And listen, I've tied a string to
many a June bug and flew'em all the way to town.



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I jabbed a few holes in the top of a Mason jar lid
and captured my share of lightening bugs....
But that is not how we "idyllicized" our sum-
mers away. We'd sit on the creek bed and watch
leaves and dead limbs and red and white broken
floats drift by with the current. We'd swing across
the big ditch on a grape vine. We played baseball
in every semi-flat field from behind Paul David
Campbell's house to that. vacant lot between
where. Jimmy Mabry and Ricky Hale lived. We
didn't go home till it got "almost dark", and the
dirt rings under our checks had taken on a life
form of their own.
We'd hunker down up on the front porch of
Woodrow Kerinon's Mercantile, Dry-Goods and
Grocery Store, pour peanuts down the neck of a
6 1/2 ounce Coke and listen to the old guys talk
about the time Luther Johnsonious rode that big
red chestnut of his through the plate glass win-
dow of J. A. Abernathy's hardware store. We'd see
who could spit the closest to a crack in the side-
walk. We raced the 2:10 express out of Memphis.
We went swimming everyday. On Saturday after-
noons we helped Roy, Gene and Hoppy chase
down bad guy at the Park Theatre.
Don't you dare tell me it was just June bugs
and fire flies
The second grade was as bad as the first.
And in the third grade Miss Bell divided us up
into reading groups. By the sixth grade Miss Mary
Ann actually expected us to memorize a poem! I
went home the first week and told my folks I was
quitting school.....

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county commissioners a few weeks later,
however, Pate must have been writing in
Beyond the back door dealing, snip-
ing and the posturing, though, which
has, after all, been part of the landscape
along with sandspurs and fire ants, is the
County Commission's lack of similar pas-
sion over county-wide voting.
To summarize: there is an overwhelm-
ing voter mandate in hand on the issue,
though it didn't spur
to be action from commission-
Sour. hum- ers for a year; much of
n our m- the legal ground work was
the willing- done years ago, though
p into the the county has had to
e the sort change attorneys; and the
ie back- case could disappear alto-
ommis gether with the ascent of a
ommis- single commissioner.
onstrated While we would cer-
> back. tainly not compare over-
.turning a long-standing
federal court decree with

a border skirmish in Circuit Court, the
fact is that single-member districts, this
relic of a distasteful past, have no reason
to be thriving in this county.
What seems to be lacking, from our
humble view, .is the willingness to jump
into the fray and take the sort of stand
- the backbone that commissioners
demonstrated a few weeks back.
Then again, this is also status quo -
deflection by bullying, ducking hard ques-
tions with intimidation, ignoring the big
picture with a wink and a push to become
bogged in the irrelevant, self-preservation
at the cost and what a cost, reflected in
each and everybody's tax bill of progres-
sive governing.
The wonder is that voters have been
so forgiving in the past. The real question
is whether they will continue to be come

It is not hard to understand why June
became my all time, favorite month. By, junior
high we were on real summer league baseball
teams. We were still swimming everyday. And we
took to hanging around the group of girls who
gathered up for summer recreation program at
the high school. We still had. chores to tend to....
and Dad took them pretty seriously....but we
didn't let them get in.the way of us having a good
My second year of high school I got intro-,
duced to square roots and logarithms..:..listen, I
didn't think June was ever going to get here! If it
hadn't a'been for football, basketball and Daddy,
I would have quit school forever in November of
19631 But I somehow managed to live to June.
And I discovered that wonderful summer that a
body could hang out at Frank's Dairy Bar, share
a malted shake with Mary Hadley Hayden and
listen to Chuck Berry and Little Richard on the
juke box.
Hey, that was even better than chasing June
bugs or swinging across the big ditch!
About a week and a half into college I real-
ized a couple of very important facts. I had either
chosen the hardest university in the history of the
known world...or I was pretty dumb. It was just
barely September. And I was praying for June!
Well, you get the idea. People looking back
(and writing about) those lazy, hazy summer days
of yesteryear really don't have a clue about the
freedom and independence that those June days
wrought forth. What special times!
Today I look at June and I just sweat. I dread
the hot weather.' I wilt from the heat and humid-
ity. Sadly, it's just another month. It's enough to
make you want to go back to, school......then- I
think about lining up for a spelling bee or memo-
rizing a poem or working out the square root of
I can handle a little heat.



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The Bill That Will Kill People If Not Vetoed

There is a new bill on the
Governor's desk which con-
tains hazardous provisions for
those citizens who live or who
may live in the coastal high
hazard areas of the state. It
would allow more residents
to move into these vulnerable
coastal areas.
The bill, (HB 1359) states
evacuation times would deter-
mine whether developers could
add more homes and condo-
miniums along the coast. But
the measure allows develop-
.ers that agree to build roads,
construct hurricane shelters or
contribute cash to offset their
projects and construct them.
The legislation sets a 12-
hour deadline for counties
and cities to evacuate resi-
dents to shelters. The evacu-
ation would apply to people
who live in coastal high-hazard
areas, which are susceptible
to storm surge, in relatively
mild Category 1 storms. There
must be shelter space "reason-
ably expected" to accommodate
residents of any new coastal
Counties also must be able
to evacuate vulnerable resi-
dents out of the county with-
in 16 hours. If a proposed
development endangers those
escape plans, the local govern-
ment would have to either turn
down the project or extract
promises from the developer to
mitigate the harm to be done.
This bill is more feel good
language from the Legislature
which will put more people in
harm's way. There are no time-
tables for construction of these
shelters (and we shouldn't be

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putting- any shelters in .the
coastal high hazard areas in the
first place), and the developers
only have to pay their share
for road improvements which
would leave them underfund-
ed and unfinished for years;
this would result in evacuation
times being increased.
A lot of lives and prop-
erty are needlessly being put at
stake as much as if you took a
gun out, aimed it and pulled the
trigger. The Governor doesn't
need to make this a part of his
legacy-he should veto this dan-
gerous legislation and people
need to let him hear about it.
The bill is also a back door
to weakening comprehensive
plans and to be able to increase
density here and there. It's just
not good planning either.
Regarding other proposed
legislation, on the positive side,
for the first time in- 10 years,
the Legislature passed the
Environmental Resource
Permitting bill (HB 7163)
which makes the Florida
Panhandle subject to the same
stormwater and wetlands per-
mitting that the rest of the state
uses. The bill isn't perfect-it still
will take until January 2008
to phase in the isolated wet-
lands permitting and there is
no guaranteed monies beyond
this year, but this bill is better
than no bill and the
Governor has promised to
sign it into law. The provi-
sions will be no weaker than
any other Water Management
District's program and local
programs will not be pre-empt-
ed by this bill.
In a related measure, the

Legislature did not pass a bill
delegating to the Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP) the small scale wetlands
permitting done currently by
the Army Corps of Engineers.
As lax as the Corps has been,
DEP hasn't yet seen a permit it
didn't grant and the more strin-
gent federal role is welcome.
Likewise, its important so-
called Incentive or Performance
Based Permitting didn't move
because this would both have
weakened DEP's ability to
enforce existing standards and
also would have given relief to
repeat violators.
The next bill veto candi-
date is HB 683 dealing with
Developments of Regional
Impact (DRI), DRI's in many cat-
egories have been unnecessar-
ily eliminated. One of the most
glaring is to exempt boat mari-
nas, dry storage and wet slips
from the DRI process, which is
meant to identify environmen-
tal and other regional impacts.
The best the Legislature did
was "encourage", not require,
local governments to use Boat
Siting Facility Plan guidelines
when building MARINAs, dry
storage or wet slips. If this bill
is allowed to stand, local comp
plans will now be even more
important players in growth
decisions on many major proj-
ects and facilities.
Next on the veto hit parade
is HB 1015, the Agricultural
Enclave bill. The Governor
should veto this bill again. This
bill takes away a local govern-
ment's right to manage growth,
eliminates public participation
at hearings, and encourages

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Dear Editor:
It was with great inter-
est that I noted in The Star's
online poll that 94 percent
of those polled opposed the
crosswalks in Mexico Beach.
Although, I am not opposed.
to crosswalks, I am opposed
as. to how this situation was
To my knowledge, the
first time the citizens. were,
informed of this project was
in the council meeting of April
11. In the meeting, the presi-
dent of the Mexico Beach Civic
Association stated where the
crosswalks would be placed.
I was shocked to find .that a
crosswalk was to be placed in
a low density residential area.
And, yes, this particular cross-
walk was to be placed directly
in front of my house. However,
since this was the first discus-
sion at a council meeting, I
thought my neighbors and I
would have an opportunity to
,have some input, in this deci-
sion. Imagine my surprise
when on April 20, less than 10
days after this meeting, FDOT
was striping the. highway. The
"following day, I sent an email
to Mary Ann Koos, FDOT,
requesting why'the, decision
was made to place a crosswalk
in a low density residential
area. I questioned why FDOT
would place a crosswalk there.
and fail to "place a crosswalk
throughout the entire section
of the El Governor, noting
there were several pedestrians
crossing from the campsite'

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to the beach every day. Ms.
Koos responded the crosswalk
was placed at that location
because 5th Street connects
with so many streets through-
out Mexico Beach.
It is difficult for me to,
really understand that reason-
ing. As, I noted in my email,
this is not a tourist residential,
tourist commercial or general
'commercial area. Most of the
,people in this area are full-time
residents. Visitors to the beach
park on the beachside and do
not have to cross the street.
Furthermore, just because 5th
.Street connects with so many
other streets does not mean
it has more pedestrian traf-
fic than any other street in
that area. And, it definitely
has far less pedestrian traffic-
than the El Governor. Put the
crosswalks where there is the.
greater occurrence of pedes-
trians, not where there' are the
greatest number of accesses to
other streets.
I also noted in.my email
that Mexico Beach is lucky to
have a large expanse of open
dedicated beach. To place
a dozen no-parking posts
(which eliminated about 4
parking spaces for visitors)
and place large neon signs at
the entrance of this beautiful.
dedicated beach does an injus-
tice to this jewel of Mexico
Beach. The dune walkover
at 5th, Street looks more like
the entrance into a gas sta-
tion than the low key natural
entrances now enjoyed by the

other walkovers in our area.
A review of the other cross-
walks does not show as many
no-parking posts as those at
this entrance. Furthermore,
a report on FDOT's website
echoes the same results as
the concerns expressed by
Councilman Al Cathey during
the April meeting:
. Research was condcuct-
ed by the Center for Urban
Transportation Research
(CUTR) at the University of
South Florida.
Furthermore, the evi-
dence is consistent with the
hypothesis that pedestrians
have a false sense of secu-
rity in a marked crosswalk
at uncontrolled locations. On
the other hand, there is no
evidence that knowledge of
street-crossing law affects
how pedestrians cross streets.
These results have direct
implications to all three areas
of public policies-engineer-
ing, education, and enforce-
In the council meeting of
May 9, Ms., Koos stated this
project had been.in the works
-for approximately six.months.
If that were the case, why did.
we not find out about until it
was a done deal? And, now,
Connie Risinger's article states
there will be flashing lights at,
all of the crosswalks. In this
small city, we will have five
flashing caution lights? Is the
city going to further single out
pur section of low density resi-
dential homes and treat this

County Commissioners are already skirmishing over
the upcoming budget. Do you plan to attend the work-
shops and hearings to have your voice heard?



Don't know, don't care.
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the conversion of farmland into
urban industrial, commercial
and residential developments.
Public participation and local
control have been standard
planning principles in Florida.
Another bill deserving of a
veto is HB749 which deals with
Septic tanks.
By making it harder for
local governments to run cen-
tral sewer 'lines (a cost benefit
analysis would have to be done
to determine if the sewer lines
are more expensive than septic
tanks, and if so, then septic
tanks win.), the developers get
off cheaper, and the environ-
ment takes the negative hit in
the long run. This bill allows
for sprawl by using septic-tanks
instead of central sewage sys-
tems and septic tanks would be
allowed to satisfy water & sew-
age concurrency requirements.
New development would not be
required to hook up to exist-
ing water and sewer services.
These are bad moves.
The final and one of the
most important vetoes should
be applied to the Energy Bill
(SB 888). This bill facilitates
growth because it has become
a streamlined permitting bill
for coal and nuclear energy,
making it easier for them to
be built and eliminating points
and time along the way for
the public to have their voices
heard; the Energy Commission
members can now work for
the industry as long as they
disclose their occupation and
the pages of recommenda-
tions and instructions for the
Commission were changed to
now just a skeleton of direc-
area as if it were zoned tourist
and commercial? It amazes
me that Mr. Ginsberg, Council
#5, stated in the AARP's meet
the candidate meeting in 2005,
that as long as he was on
council there would be no traf-
fic lights in Mexico Beach. Yet,
he is the liaison to the Mexico
Beach Civic Association and
he supports five flashing lights
throughout the city? Once
again, a study on FDOT's web-
site states:
An Evaluation of
Flashing. Crosswalks in
Gainesville and Lakeland,
It should be pointed out
that pedestrian-activated.
flashers conceptually have
a clear advantage over con-
tinuous flashers in that the
information conveyed by
pedestrian-activated flashers
to motorists is in real time.
That is, the flashing lights
are associated with the pres-
ence of pedestrians waiting,
to cross, as opposed to simply
flashing all the time. A con-
tinuously flashing device
can become part of the
background visual clutter
that confronts motorists
and may lose its effective-
ness as motorists tune it.
I applaud the efforts of the
Mexico Beach Civic Association
in their endeavors to improve
our city. I am particularly
interested in- their project
to provide bicycle paths' in,
Mexico Beach, a worthwhile
and long time pet project of
Peggy -Wood. However, the
:ultimate decisions concern-'
ing our city, rests with the
City Council, and, as such, I
expect the council's regularly
scheduled monthly meeting to
inform me of ongoing projects,
proposals and issues concern-
ing the city. This did not hap-
pen with the logo issue or the
crosswalks project. The logo
issue was not on the council's
agenda. It was brought up by
the MBCA during a regular
meeting. In spite of the fact
that few people even knew this
was to be discussed, the coun-
cil voted to change the logo.
However, in the next meeting,
when questioned by a citizen,
they stated they did not vote to
change the logo. The minutes
of the previous meeting, as
well as the audio tape of that
meeting, prove otherwise.
The bottom line is the citi-
zens expect their government
to keep them informed about
issues in their city and not to
be left in the dark until after
the decision has .been made
and/or the project has already
been given the green light. A
fact that is obvious when after
the council meeting, the FDOT
marked these crosswalks in
record time. Not informing the
public in a timely manner is
not only a disservice to the
citizens but, also, it puts the
council in a less than flatter-

ing light.

Kathy Kingsland
Mexico Beach

tion setting goals, including a
skimpy recognition of carbon
emissions and a need for a
Climate Action Plan.
What has gone largely
unnoticed is the elimination
of the Public health and envi-
ronment, and broad public
interest tests which currently
have to be met....from page 97,
403.5175 (4) (c) & (d): here is
the language in current Florida
Statutes now deleted by this
bill: "(c) Minimize, through the
use of reasonable and available
methods, the adverse effects
on human health, the envi-
ronment, and the ecology of
the land and its wildlife and
the ecology of state waters and
their aquatic life; and (d) Serve
and protect the broad interests
of the public."
The potential benefits
in the bill related to alterna-
tive energy (way too broad a
definition of alternative was.
used; alternative energy was
given $15. million in technol-
ogy grants and $2.5 million
for Solar energy rebates) and
a tax free consumer .week to
buy energy efficient products
are not nearly enough to offset
all the other negative effects
in the bill and it does little, if
anything to rilove us to a clean
energy future.
On a final large positive
note, the Legislature did not
pass the Anti-Petition Gathering

bills; the Supreme Court
Subject Filter Citizen Initiatives;
and the Purifying (NOT) the
Constitution proposed amend-
ment. As part of the statewide
coalition Save the Voters Voice,
we can celebrate these victories
as well. The citizen initiative
and petition gathering process-
es are still intact and will be
needed in coming years to fend
off other undesirable pieces
of legislation emerging from
Tallahassee. The first of those
amendments I trust happens
will be the Florida Hometown
Democracy amendment, cur-
rently undergoing Supreme
Court review, which will allow
the voters the final decision
anytime .a local government's
comprehensive plan is pro-
posed to be amended.
This legislative session
could have been so much
worse but you were heard. Your
voice even now on these mat-
ters does make a difference
with this Governor, especially
given this is an election year.
Please use it or potentially live
to regret it.
John Hedrick is Chair of
Panhandle *Citizens Coalition.
He can be reached at
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Board of County Commissioners

Residents and taxpayers can contact County
Commissioners in the following fashion.
By county cell phone:

Commission Chairman
Carmen McLemore can
be reached at 227-4965

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The winds are silent, the
rains are over, the weather
is clear, and you and your
family are safe.
Law enforcement officials
are now allowing residents
with proper identification into
the hurricane strike zone to
check on their homes.
What can homeowners
expect? What should they do?
Where do they go for help?
How do they even begin the
cleanup, the reconstruction,
the rebuilding of homes and
lives? And what can they do
to survive until help arrives?

If Only I Had Listened...
You took all your
important documents with
you when you evacuated,,
so you have a basis for
reconstruction when you
return home.
To review, you saved
the following records in
a waterproof, portable
container: will, insurance
policies, contracts,
deeds, stocks and bonds,
passports, Social
Security cards, .,.
immunization ', -
records, bank -
account numbers, .*
credit card account sp!
numbers and
companies, credit
cards, inventory of
valuable household
goods, important .
numbers, family
records (birth and
death certificates,
marriage licenses, "
divorce decrees,
etc.), and
Back at home, -
the place to start
is with calls to
(1) FEMA and (2)
your insurance
Homeowners, renters
and business owners in
the designated counties
who sustain losses from a
hurricane can register for
assistance by calling 800-
621-FEMA (3362).
People with speech or
hearing impairments should
call800-462-7585. FEMAalso
accepts online registrations
aw www.fema.gov.
First, make sure your
structure is safe to enter.

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Report all your losses as soon
as possible, as required by
most policies. Contact your
insurance agent or insurance
company as soon as you can
to report how, when and
where the damage occurred.
Take photographs or
video as you examine and
assess damages. Provide a
detailed description of the
damage and have your policy
number handy.
Write down the claim
adjuster's name, phone
number and schedule as
soon as you have them.
Hose down or wash hard
goods like major appliances
and furniture, even it they
are destroyed. You need to
keep these things for the
adjuster's inspection, which
will determine if you repair or
replace them.
Throw out perishable or
water-contaminated foods.
Locate (and avoid) loose
or dangling wires, and report
them to the power company.
Mark locations with very
visible signs or markers, if
Mark and report broken.
sewer and water mains to the
water department.
Check for gas leaks,
and do not strike a match
or re-light appliances until
they have been inspected by
licensed professionals. If
you turned off your natural
gas lines before evacuation,
do not turn them back on.
Professionals must reconnect
gas lines.
Do not use any type
of open light or flame to
examine pipes, especially gas

lines. For that matter, do
not use any open flame to
examine debris or damage to
houses or outdoor structures.
Leaking gas can accumulate
Open windows and doors
for air circulation. This
will also help remove odors,
protect you from escaping
gas, and help dry out the
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if possible. Either dry or
remove carpeting and rugs.
Make any temporary
repairs necessary to prevent
further losses, especially roof
repairs. Keeping subsequent
rain out of your structure
is now of paramount
Safe Shelter From The
Storm Food And Water
As we have all learned,
residents returning to
hurricane strike zones may
not have utilities, food, water,
ice and other supplies for
weeks or months.'
Hopefully, you took some
emergency supplies with you
when you evacuated so you
have a basis for survival.
.Maybe you stored other
supplies in a safer location
and were able to retrieve them
on the way back home. If so,
you will be fine. If not, there
are things you can do to help
sustain yourself and your
family until help arrives.
Having an ample supply
of clean water is a top priority
in an emergency.
A normally active person
needs to drink at least two
quarts of water each day.
Hot environments can easily
require you to double that
Children, nursing
mothers and ill people need
even more. You will also need
water for food 'preparation
and hygiene. That is why
you need to have at least one
gallon per person, per day.
If supplies run low, never
ration water, according to the
American Red Cross.
Drink the amount you

need today, and try, to find
more for tomorrow. You can
minimize the amount of water
your body needs by reducing
activity and staying cool.
If you have no extra
potable water, you can use
ice cubes or the water in your
hot-water tank and pipes.
As a last resort, you can
use water in the reservoir
tank of your toilet (but riot
the toilet bowl).
Do you know the location
of your incoming water valve?
You will need to shut it off
to stop contaminated water
from entering your home if
you hear reports of broken
water or sewage lines.
To use the water in
your pipes, let air into the
plumbing by turning on the
faucet at the highest level in
your house. A small amount
of water will trickle out. Then
take water from the lowest
faucet in the house.
To use the water in your
hot-water tank, be sure
the electricity or gas is off,
and open the drain at the
bottom of the tank. Start the
water flowing by turning off
the water intake valve and
turning on a hot-water faucet
somewhere in the house.
Do not turn on the gas or
electricity when the tank is
In addition to having a bad
odor and taste, contaminated
water can contain micro-
organisms that cause diseases
such as dysentery, typhoid
and hepatitis.
You should purify all
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water not in previously
sealed, safe containers before
using it for drinking, food
preparation or hygiene.
There are many ways to
purify water. None is perfect.
Often the best solution is a
combination of methods.
Boiling and disinfection
will kill most microbes
but will not remove other
contaminants such as heavy
metals, salts' and most other
chemicals. Before purifying,
let any suspended particles
settle to the bottom, or strain
them through layers of paper
towel or clean cloth.
If activity is reduced,
healthy people can survive on
half their usual food intake
for an extended period and
without any food for many
Food, unlike water, may
be rationed safely, except
for children and pregnant
If your water supply is
limited, try to avoid eating
foods high in fat and protein,
and stay away from salty
During and right after
a disaster, it will be vital to
maintain your strength. So
eat at least one well-balanced
meal each day. Drink enough
liquid to allow your body to
function properly.
Consume enough
calories to enable you to do
any necessary work. Include
vitamins, mineral and protein
supplements if you have them
in your supplies.
For emergency cooking
you can use a fireplace
indoors (if the chimney is
functioning properly), or a
charcoal grill or camp stove
You can also very
carefully heat food with candle
warmers, chafing dishes and
fondue pots. Canned food
.can be eaten right out of the
can. If you heat it in the can,
be sure to open the can and
remove the label first.
When the electricity is
off, use perishable foods and
foods .from the refrigerator
---first, if-you return home soon
enough to safely do so.
t Then use foods from
the freezer. To minimize the
number of times you open
Sthe freezer door, post a list
of .freezer contents on it. In
a well-filled, well-insulated
freezer, foods will usually
still have ice crystals in
their centers (meaning foods

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are safe to eat) for at least
three days, according to the
American Red Cross.
Finally, begin using non-
perishable foods and staples.

Tool-Time Tips
In the aftermath of a
hurricane, cleanup with
power tools is inevitable. But
a great danger lies in the use
of power tools if the user is
not careful or knowledgeable.
To add to the problem,
medical help and emergency
care in the wake of a hurricane
is generally very limited or
non-existent, making safe
handling of all equipment of
paramount importance.
Users of all outdoor power
equipment are urged to:
Read the operator's
manual before operating any
Keep children and pets
away from the work area.
Dress properly for the
job. Wear heavy work boots,
snug clothing, gloves and eye
and ear protection.
Clear the area before
Handle gas carefully
and turn off the engine when
Keep hands and feet
away from any moving parts.
Use appropriate tools
to clear any jams only after
shutting off the engine.
Do not operate any
equipment when you are
tired or under the influence
of alcohol or medication.
Operate equipment only
in well-ventilated areas.
For generator operation:
Do not operate power
generators in enclosed

areas. Carbon monoxide is
a colorless, odorless gas that
can concentrate in enclosed
areas and cause serious
injury or death.
For chainsaw operation:
Do not overreach.
Secure your footing first
and plan a retreat path.
Be aware of "kick

back," a violent reactive force
propelling the cutting bar
back toward the operator.
Biting The Hand That
Family pets are as
affected by disasters as their
human companions, and
need to be handled with care
after disasters.
In the first few days'
after a hurricane, leash your
pets when they go outside.
Always maintain close
contact. Familiar scents and
landmarks may be altered
and your pet may become
confused and lost.
Also, snakes and other
dangerous animals may be
brought into the area with
flood waters. Downed power
lines are a significant hazard
to pets.
The behavior of your
pets. may change after a
hurricane. Quiet and friendly
pets may become aggressive
or defensive. Watch animals
closely. Leash dogs and place

Three Ways To Purify Water

(from the American Red Cross/FEMA)
Boiling: Boiling is the safest method of punting water. Brine water to a rolling boil
for three to five minutes, keeping in mind that some water will evaporate.
Let the water cool before drinking. Boiled water will taste better if you put oxygen back
into it by pouring the water back and forth between two clean containers. This will also
improve the taste of stored water.
Disinfection: You can use household liquid bleach to kill microorganisms. Use only
regular household liquid bleach that contains 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite. Do not
use scented bleaches, color safe bleaches or bleaches with added cleaners.
Add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of 'water. stir and let stand for 30 minutes. If the
water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat the dosage and let stand another 15
The only agent used to purify water should be household liquid bleach. Other
chemicals Isuch as iodine or water treatment products sold in camping or surplus stores)
that do not contain 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite as the only active ingredient, are not
recommended and should not be used.
While the two methods described above will kill most microbes in water, distillation
will remove microbes that resist these methods, and heavy metals. salts and most other
Distillation: Distillation involves boiling water and
then collecting the vapor that condenses back to water.
The condensed vapor will not include salt and other '
To distill. fill a pot halfway with water. Tie a cup to the -
handle on the pot's lid so that the cup will hang right-side .""
up when the lid is upside down Make sure the cup is
not dangling into the water. Boil the water for 20 minutes. ..
The vater that drips from the lid into the cup is disutilled.

them in a fenced yard with --,
access to shelter and water. .
Storms and flood _. -
waters always bring wildlife
into populated areas, and
encounters with wild animals
often occur here in Florida.
Homeowners need to be aware
of the probability of increased
numbers of snakes and other
predators. These animals will
try to feed on the carcasses
of reptiles, amphibians and
small mammals that have
drowned or been crushed
in their burrows or under
Do not corner wild
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higher ground which, during
floods,, eventually becomes
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animal which will likely feel
threatened and may endanger
itself by dashing into the
Do not approach wild
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refuge in your home.
Wild animals such as
snakes, opossums and
raccoons often seek shelter
on upper levels of homes and
often remain after floodwaters
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escape route and the animal
will likely leave on its own.
Do not attempt to capture
or handle the animal. If
the animal stays, call animal
control or a wildlife resource
Do not attempt to move
a dead animal. Animal
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Alice Hodges Jackson Core Austin, TX, Apalachicola, FL,
Chicago, IL, and Tallahassee,
Alice Core, 84, died FL. After her first husband's
Monday, June 5, 2006. She death in 1974, she married
was born in Apalachicola, George Y. Core in 1980 and
PL on June 24, 1921 to moved to Port St. Joe where
Joseph Hodges and Alice she lived until her death, Mrs.
Parlin Hodges. After attend- Core was involved in Friends
ing Mary Washington College of the Library, Episcopal
in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Churchwomen, GALA, and
she received her bachelor's the Indian Pass Book Club.
and master's degrees from She is survived by her hus-
FSCW/FSU where she was band, George Core; daughter,
a member of Kappa Delta. Katharine Willis and husband
In 1943 she married Robert Lee; two grandchildren, Helen
Gavin Jackson and lived in Escobar and husband Javier,

Lightening Kills! School Board

When a storm ap-

preaches, and lightening
is present:

-Stay away from
open high ground and
isolated trees.
-Stay away from wa-
ter, including lakes and
rivers. Stay off the beach
and out of boats.
-Do not seek shelter
in a convertible car or
golf cart.
-Stay away from
doors, windows and all
metal objects, including
pipes and faucets.
-Stay off corded tele-
phones and away from
all electrical,devices,
like.teleyisnss ai d conM-

;: ", :

"The state says we'll be
below 2,000 kids by 2010, but
I don't know," Wilder said.
School board member
George Cox added, "I don't
believe that."
Regardless of what hap-
pens with the union this sum-
mer, taxpayers will certainly
get some relief.
Judging by preliminary
numbers emphasis on pre-
liminary the school district
millage rate will likely fall this
year after having two mills
shaved off last year.
The required local effort
and discretionary millage num-
bers from the state are nearly
a full mill below that of'last

past eleven years indicates
that he has the appropriate
judicial temperament to serve
as a circuit judge.
Technical qualifica-
tions mean the Judge has the
requisite training, skills, and
education needed to be judge.
Judge Smiley has twenty-one
years of significant legal expe-
rience in all the areas needed
to continue being an effective
judge. He has civil, 'criminal,
trial, case management, and
courtroom experience. Judge
Smiley has advanced training
and education in law, busi-
ness,: and accounting. Judge
Smiley "is a certified public
accountant in addition to hav-
ing 21 years of experience as
an attorney.
Judge Smiley has sub-

church, and interment will fol-
low visitation in the Magnolia
Apalachicola, FL.
Memorial contributions maybe
made to Goodwood Museum
&Gardens: 1600 Miccosukee
Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or
to Gulf County Public Library:
110 Library Drive, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456.
Arrangements by
Southerland Family Funeral

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year 3.205 this year, 4.080
last year with the board hav-
ing yet to winnow numbers for
the capital improvement mill-
age which is set locally.
One mill is worth $1 for
every $1,000 in taxable prop-
erty value.
Two things are worth not-
The state's'required local
effort millage is based on
recent trends in property' val-
ues and all indications are that
when the rolls are certified
later this summer the county
is not likely to see anything
resembling the huge spikes in
value of recent years.
-That would mean the

stantial education and
training. Judge Smiley
received a bachelor degree in
government from the Florida
State University in 1981, a
juris doctor degree from the
Florida State University in
1985, a master degree in busi-
ness administration from the
University of West Florida in
1987, and a bachelor degree -
in accounting from the Florida
State University in 1999.
Judge Smiley has received
judicial training at the Florida
Judicial College, the Florida
Advance Judicial College, and
the National Judicial College.
Judge Smiley has a
broad legal experience.
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Lee Willis III and wife Breeda;
five great-grandchildren, J.T.
George, Parlin and Grady
Escobar, and Roisin Willis;
sister-in-law, Barbara Hodges
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number of much loved nieces
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required local effort millage
might be massaged slight-
ly upward by the Florida
Department of Education,
district financial officer Sissy
Worley said.
The second is that this
trend of significant shaving of
village rates by the state is
likely losing steam with -the
district having reached the
mandate of funding at least 10
percent of the public school
budget locally.
Having reached that ceil-
ing, Worley said, the required
local effort millage is likely
to remain relatively flat in the
coming years.

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er, managing attorney for the
North Florida Legal Services,
and managing a successful
private law practice. Judge
Smiley has had experience in
every aspect of the trial court
system and has handled many
serious criminal cases. He has
taught business and govern-
ment classes at Gulf Coast
Community College and Troy
State University as an adjunct
Judge Smiley has sig-
nificant judicial and court
experience. One of the pri-
mary functions of the judi-
cial system is to resolve legal
disputes. Judge Siiley has
resolved more than 20,000
cases during his eleven years
as a judge, presided over 125
jury trials, and adjundicated
hundreds of civil cases. He has
substantial court room and
case management experience.
Judge Smiley has served
as a judge since .1995. He.
was elected by the citizens
of Bay County in 1996.' In
2000, he returned to office
without opposition. The elec-
tion for circuit judge will be
held November 7, 2006. Judge
Smiley offers experience, fair-
ness, and honesty that the citi-
zens of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit deserve. He has main-
-tained the trust and integrity
of the office entrusted to him
by the citizens of Bay County.


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Once-In-A-Lifetime Shot

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Anyone driving along
U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach
between Third and Fourth
Streets can see an unusual
sight. The giant spire of a
blooming agave americana,
or century plant; with its
baby florets spreading out in
artistic curliques, is causing
quite the attraction among
passing motorists.
Agave plants are fleshy
rosettes of thick leaves that
live for many years in hot, dry
weather, and are native to the
American southwest, Central
and South America. However,
the plant blooms only once,
taking anywhere from eight
to .30 years to produce that
once-in-a-lifetime flower.
There are several hundred
species of agave, and they have
been popular in European
Mediterranean gardens since
they were brought back from
the Americas by Spanish
and Portuguese explorers in
the 17th century. Before
that, they were cultivated
for centuries by the Native
American populations for
fiber, food and drink.
Today agaves are popular
in American landscaping in
warmer climates.
The plants are varying
shapes and sizes of succulent
rosettes, often clumping,
occasionally on short trunks.
They generally have a sharp
spine at the end of each
leaf, and for this reason
should never be placed near
Each rosette blooms
after many years, with the
blooming rosette using all its
energy to produce a towering,
spectacular bloom stalk and
seeds. When it has finished
blooming, in almost all the
species, the rosette dries
out and dies. Some species
produce a large quantity of
new plants on the flower.
stem, which can be carefully'
detached and planted.
The bluish-green Agave
americana, like the one in
Mexico Beach, has huge fleshy
leaves that radiate from the
mother plant, with hooked
spines along the edges and a
piercing spine at the tip.
Many residents will also
remember the giant agave that
was recently removed from
the Ocean Breeze Motel at
42nd Street in Mexico Beach.
The ancient giant plant was
blocking several sight lines
after the new Mexico Beach
bridge was built, and Florida
Department of Transportation
removed the plant and took it
to their local office in Panama

Oh, and about that'
worm...only bottles of Mezcal
contain the worm, not tequila.

Something else unique:
according to one guide book
on the Caribbean, the century
plant is a common sight in
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands,
especially in the drier areas
of the island.
It seems the traditional

Virgin Island Christmas tree
is made from the stalk of
the mature century plant. In
December, islanders comb the
bush for the mature plants,
cutting the flower stalk down
and carrying it home, where
it is painted and decorated

50 ton Travel Lift
Yachts: 30 65 feet
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ICW nearWhite City
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with ornaments and lights.
And finally, the most
well-known fact about the
agave it is the source of
tequila. Contrary to popular
belief, tequila is not made
from cacti, it is actually made
from agave, primarily the blue
agave, or Agave teqvilanc

Mezcal and pulque are also
produced from agaves, but
not necessarily blue agave.

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Port St. Joe Captures State All-Sports Crown; Wewahitchka Sixth

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A superb year on the
county prep sports fields and
hoops floors was reflected
last week as the Florida High
School Athletic Association
released its all-sports win-
"-1rs for the 2005-06 school
year. ,
Port St. Joe, boosted by
a state football title, a Final,
Four appearance in boys' bas-
ketball, a district title in soc-
cer, individual track gold and
a deep run in the postsea-
son by the girls' basketball,
finished first overall among
Class 2A public schools, near-
ly 10 points ahead of second-
place Blountstown.
Wewahitchka, propelled
by a regional run in football
and Final Four appearances
in baseball and softball, fin-
ished sixth, or really a dead-
heat with Vernon- for fifth.
Vernon finished with 111.5
points, Wewahitchka 111.

Taking boys' competition
alone, Port St. Joe finished
first among Class 2A public
schools by a margin of eight
points over runner-up Vernon
with Wewahitchka fifth
"I think it tops off what's
been a good year for our
school athletically," said Port
St. Joe athletic director John
Palmer. "The hard work and
dedication of our coaches and
players had paid off.
'"You could say the same
about Wewahitchka finishing
fifth. I think it shows we are
going in the right direction."
Gazing down the top
10 among Class 2A public
schools shows some famil-
iar names third-place Mayo
Lafayette, which eliminated
Wewahitchka from the foot-
ball playoffs and came closest
to ousting Port St. Joe; Fort
Meade, which the Sharks beat
to win the state football title,
was ninth; Liberty County fin-
ished 10t, Cottondale fourth

and Sneads eighth.
The top five Class 2A
public schools in boys' com-
petition were Port St. 'Joe,
Vernon, Blountstown, Mayo
and Wewahitchka.
The Dodge Sunshine Cup
all-sports award gives points

to the top 32 places in each
of the boys' and girls' sports
contested each school year.
The points range from 50 for
state team champions to a
single point for finishing No.
32 in the final playoff brack-

When two schools tie for
a single place, the points are
The nine smallest clas-
sifications, 1A, 2A and 3A
were divided into public and
private school categories for
consideration of the all-sports

The winners in each
classification will be hon-
ored at school events in the
fall at dates and times to be
announced, according to the
FHSAA website.

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Bayou Bash Scheduled for July 29

The 4th-Annual Bayou
SBash '- Benefit" Fishing
Tournament is scheduled.
for July 29th, 2006. This
_year's _event, organized and
presented by Donna Spears
Realty and hosted by St. Joe
Shrimp, promises to be bigger
and better than ever. "I didn't
think we'd ever top last year's
Bash," commented hostess
Donna Spears, "but support
and enthusiasm for the tour-
nament just keep growing!"
Tournament check-in and
registration are from 6:00am
through 9:00am at St. Joe
Shrimp (at Simmons Bayou
on .C-30) on Saturday, July
29th. Registration forms com-
plete with official tournament
rules and a map showing eli-
Sgible fishing waters are avail-
able at St. Joe Shrimp, Donna
Spears Realty, and local tack-

le shops including Half-Hitch
Tackle, Bluewater Outriggers,
Howell Tackle, and: Scallop
Cove. Registration forms will
also be available at check-
m. Entry fees are $30.00 for
adults and $15.00 for chil-
dren 13 and under.
--Bayou Bash partici-
pants will fish for the biggest
Speckled Trout, slot Redfish
with the most spots, big-
gest Spanish Mackerel, and
most Catfish (by aggregate
weight) they can find in St.
Joe Bay and it's surround-
ing waters. Cash and prize
awards for fishermen are
expected to exceed $7,500.00.
Participants will also receive
a goodie-bag, T-shirt, hat and
more at check-in, and will eat
free at the weigh-in.
The official weigh-in
begins Saturday evening at

6:00pm, and kicks off a night
full 'of fesnnvties. Fishermen
will be awarded their prizes,
Commissioner Benny
Roberts and crew will be
serving up delicious bar-
beque, local favorite Buddy
Hamm will be performing
live, the Gulf County Sheriff's
Department will be blocking
off C-30 for a fund-raising
Mullet Toss, arid thousands of
dollars in door prizes will be
given away.
"We want to make sure
the non-fishing public knows
they're invited, too," said
Donna Spears. "For a small
donation to a worthy cause,
anyone can enjoy great food &
drinks, win door prizes, toss
.a mullet, and have a great
Even with all that the
Bayou-Bash offers partici-

pants and attendees, the big-
gest winner is charity. The;
2006 Bashi\dll benefit the Gulf
,County Domestic Violence
Task Force. -This deserving
organization provides legal
services, relocation aid, coun-
seling, and shelter for victims
and children, and desperate-,
ly. needs. funding. Your sup-.
port, through sponsorship or:
participation, will be greatly
appreciated. Individuals or
businesses interested in spon-
soring the 2006 Bayou Bash
should contact Donna Spears.
Realty at (850) 227-7879.
Join in the fun and sup-
port a great cause this July.
29th! With your support, the
2006 Bayou Bash Benefit-
Fishing Tournament will be-
the best Bash yet.



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The initial Founders' Day The follow
scramble Golf Tournament was bers of the S
a huge success thanks to the Country Club
84 participants, the volunteers, Mr. Tom Knox,
Board of Directors and staff Mr. Marvin Shi
of the St. Joseph's Bay County Harrison, and
Club. There were eagles and Gaskin. Each
birdies and lots of excellent members was
scores turned in. The cheers the country clu
and laughter and happy faces The vo
delighted the volunteers and the helped set up
staff who worked so hard to signs, took
make this an enjoyable event. ed with the
All the players finished sale of raffle t
their round of golf in less than tasks were als
four hours. Under the leader- their efforts.
ship of Jackie Hance, the staff Maddox, Delor
drove refreshment carts out to Burlingame, D
the players and prepared a deli- Messer, Virgil
cious supper of pork, beans, Jerry Stokoe.
potato salad, iced tea, and choc- Larry Wilson
late cake which was ready as for their assist
the players finished their round ing the tournar
of golf. The Coas
The president of the Board Bank provided
of Directors, Barry Whaley, which was gre
served as the master of cer- by those seekil
emonies and, assisted by his warm sunshine
wife, Deloris, and Becky Wood, to Dewey Blalo
drew names and handed out News Network
over 100 door prizes. Every Clint Moore, th
player received a very nice com- Company, Boyd
plimentary bag of gifts donated Shoaf, and K
by Beach Realty and Hannon the wonderful
Insurance Agency. erage and an
Mr. Lenny Collins donated a of the country
lawn mower to be raffled off. The and numerous
lucky winner was David Allen announcements
of Eastpoint. Eldon Schoelles Winners of the
donated a set of Titleist from 3 Scramble Go
to pitching wedge to be raffled The wini
off. The lucky winner was Kenny the golf tour
Woods. Mr. Wood donated these June 3rd at the
back to the tournament commit- Country Club a
tee. The following day they were First Place
purchased and the funds will be all received gi
used to support the youth golf $150 to be us
program at the Country Club. dise at the Pro-

Shark Summer
June is a time for warmer temperatures,
climbing humidity and basketball.
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks will spend
a busy month of June as they build upon last
season's Class 2A Final Four appearance.
Practice began the first two days of the month
and the summer team traveled to Chipola Junior
College for a tournament last weekend.
The Sharks participated in Bay High League
games against Springfield Rutherford and Lynn
Haven Mosley on Monday; and Marianna High
League games against Blountstown and Marianna
on Tuesday.
Port St. Joe will face Bay at 6 p.m. and

ay S
ing charter mem-
it. Joseph's Bay
were recognized:
Mr. Jim Gunter,
imfessil, Mr. Jim
Mr. David Carl
of the charter
given a hat with
ib logo.
lunteers who
the special event
pictures, assist-
registration and
tickets and other
so recognized for
They were John
is Whaley, Chuck
ick Race, Chuck
nia Davis, and
Thanks also to
and David Kelly
stance in organiz-
;tal Community
I a 20 x 30 tent
eatly appreciated
ng relief from the
e. A big thanks
ock, the St. Joe
,Outdoors with
e Star Publishing
d Pickett, Natalie
;en Murphy for
television cov-
enjoyable tour
ry club course,
s public service
e Founder's Day
lf Tournament
ning teams of
lament held on
St. Joseph Bay
Ire listed below:
e Team: Players
ft certificates of
ed for merchan-

Andrew Rowell
Darren Evers
Bart Lowry
Kyle Anderson
Second Place Team: Players
all received gift certificates of
$75 to be used for merchandise
at the Pro-Shop
Ralph Rish
Grant Rish
Michael Hammond
Andy Smith
Third Place Team: Players
all received gift certificates of
$50 to be used for merchandise
at the Pro-Shop
Brian McCoy
David Lister
Jerry Parrish
Tommy Watson

Fourth Place Team: Players
all received gift certificates of
$25 to be used for merchandise
at the Pro-Shop
Bubba Harmon
Buddy Layfield
Marvin Shimfessel
Dick Davis
Winners of Special Events
The winners all received gift
certificates of $50 to be used for
merchandise in the Pro-Shop
Closest to the Pin
Bubba Harmon
Closest to the Pin on
second shot
Donna Spears
Longest Drive in Fairway
Gary Howze
Longest Drive in Fairway
Bart Lowry
Longest Drive in Fairway
Rachel Blair
For a complete list of spon-
sors and photography of the
Founders' Day Scramble win-
ners, see next week's paper.

Rutherford at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Bay High
League games and will face Arnold at 5 p.m. and
Vernon at 7 p.m. on Monday in league play.
Marianna League games against Altha and
Marianna will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday,
June 13, before Port St. Joe returns to Bay League
play against Arnold and Vernon at 6 p.m. and 8
p.m. on Thursday,'June 15.
The Sharks will attend Florida State University
basketball camp from June 18-21 and then travel
to Chipola for another tournament June 22-24.
Summer league play for the month ends With
Marianna League games against Sneads and Althat
at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 29.

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The Monster Mile at Dover

With three laps left in the
race Matt Kenseth passed Jamie
McMurray to win at the Dover
"Monster Mile".
Jamie McMurray had led
most of the final 90 laps of
the race. McMurray turned 30
on Sunday and Matt Kenseth
didn't let him celebrate in vic-
tory lane. The second-place fin-
ish for McMurray was his best
this season. He also led the
most laps.
On lap 38 Tony Stewart
climbed out of his race car
and turned the driving over to
Ricky Rudd. Rudd came out of a
retirement, of 7 months to drive
for the injured Stewart. Stewart
is suffering from a broken collar
bone he received in last week's
race at Charlotte. Rudd finish
two laps down in 25th place.
Jeff Gordon led early in the
race, leading the second-most
laps before finishing 12th.
The most improved fin-
ish for the race was Jimmie

Johnson, IF
spun around
in qualifying
and managed
not to hit the
wall but had
to start in
42nd place
sharing, a pit
stall with the No 4 car of *-.:
Scott Wimmer. Johnson
finished in sixth place and
retained his lead for the points
Pos. Driver Make
1. M. Kenseth Ford
2. J. McMurray Ford
3. K. Harvick Chevrolet
4. J. Burton Chevrolet
5. Ky. Busch Chevrolet
6. J. Johnson Chevrolet
7. K. Kahne Dodge
8. G. Biffle Ford
9. M. Martin Ford
10. D. Earnhardt Jr.
Next week the cup drivers

will be at Pocono Raceway.
Jeff Burton won the Busch
Series race on Saturday. Next
week the Busch cars go to
Nashville Superspeedway to

Jeff Burton, crew chief Pat Smith
and team owner Richard Childress
celebrate a Monster win.

Rank +/- Driver Points Behind Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 -- Jimmie Johnson 2011 Leader 13 1 3 7 10
2 -- Matt Kenseth 1937 -74 13 0 2 8 9
3 Mark Martin 1795 -216 13 0, 0 2 8
4 +1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1729 -282 13 0 1 4 6
5 -1 Tony Stewart 1718 -293 13 0 1 7
6 -- Kasey Kahne 1715 -296 13 3 3 5 8
7 +1 Jeff Burton 1615 -396 13 1 0 3 8
8 +1 Kevin Harvick 1591 -420 13 0 1 5 6
9 -2 Jeff Gordon 1583 -428 13 0 0 4 5
10 -- Kyle Busch 1572 -439 13 1 0 4 7


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board
Meeting on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 6:00 RM. central time and at the
Wewahitchka Board of City Commission Meeting on Monday, June 26, 2006
at 6:45 RM. central time. Both public hearings will be held in the Wewahitchka
City Hall located at 109 South Second Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. The
Public Hearings will be to discuss and act on the following.

1. Small Scale Land Use Change: Parcel #01793-060R. Changing
3.72 acres from residential low density to mixed commercial/
residential. Subject to all development regulations required by,
the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

2. Small Scale Land Use Change: Frank Bell, Parcel #00670-
00OR. Changing 10 acres from mixed agricultural/residential to
residential low density. Subject to all development regulations
required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

3. Small Scale Land Use Change: Merle W Lucille Kensinger, Par-
cel #00575-000R. Changing 10 acres mixed agricultural/resi-
dential to residential low density.. Subject to all development
regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

4. Small Scale Land Use Change: Robert W. Brown, Sr., Parcel
#00670-050R. Changing 10 acres from mixed agricultural/res-
idential to residential low density. Subject to all development
regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters.'Informa-
tion prior to the hearings can be viewed at the City Hall in Wewahitchka.

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High: 94 (1995)
Low: 59" (1977)


Mostly sunny and
High: 87; Low: 730



Mostly sunny, hot and
High: 91; Low: 730


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High: 91; Low: 750


Sunny to partly cloudy
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Saturday 6/3 90/69/0.09
Friday 6/2 87/68/0.00
Thursday 6/1 86/70/0.00
Wednesday 5/31 ...................... 86/67/trace
Tuesday 5/30 88/66/0.00

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Friday 6/9 ..... 6:40 a.m.. .8:41 p.m.
Saturday 6/10 ... 6:40 a.m.. .8:42 p.m.
Sunday 6/11 .... 6:40 a.m.. .8:42 p.m.
Monday 6/12.... 6:40 a.m.. .8:42 p.m.
Tuesday 6/13.... .6:40 a.m.. .8:43 p.m.
Wednesday 6/14. .6:40 a.m...8:43 p.m.
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Friday 6/9 ..... 7:00 p.m.. .4:41 a.m.
Saturday 6/10 ,. .8:05 p.m.. .5:22 a.m.
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Monday 6/12.... 10:10 p.m. 7:08 a.m.
Tuesday 6/13 .... 11:04 p.m. 8:12a.m.
Weidniuj., 14 .11:50 p.m. 9:22 a.m.

Site Flood Stg. Stage Chg.
WoodruffTailwater 66.0 40.18 +0.43
Chattahoochee 40.61 +0.17
Blountstown 15.0 2.42 +0.31
Wewahitchka 13.53 -0.09
Thomasville 15.0 1.83 -0.11


25.0 12.1
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1 ultraviolet radiation coming
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Apalachicola 87 72
Bainbridge 96 66
Bristol 95 71
Columbus 92 67
Crystal Lake 94 73
Defuniak Sp. 95 70
Dothan 95 69
Enterprise 99 67
Ft. Walton Bch.86 72
Gainesville 90 67
Jacksonville 90 68
Marianna 98 69
Mobile 93 72
Montgomery 92 66
Newport 90 72
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Harvest Time for ARC Garden

As soon as he's done picking up trash, we go
out and check on the garden," she said.
On Wednesday, the ARC staff served up
the garden's collard greens and onions along
with homemade potato salad, deviled eggs,
cornbread and chocolate layer pie.
They plan to cook once a week, introducing
new vegetables as they ripen.
After sampling Wednesday's homegrown
fare, Carter said he'd like to make the garden
a permanent fixture at the ARC. i
He suggested new crops for the fall, such
as turnip greens, cauliflower and strawberries,
and noted that the garden will thrive when
the weather turns cool.
"You have better success in a fall or
winter garden than in a spring or summer
garden," he said.
The ARC staff hopes to expand the garden
when their new Industrial Park facility is
built, adding plywood walkways to make it
more accessible for clients like Golson.
Even before their food had time to settle,
Golson and Andrews left Wednesday's feast to
pot a few remaining plants.
Like Golson, Andrews is an avid farmer
and likes to see all the containers teem with
"It bothers him to know that one of the
pots is empty," noted Balentine.
She pointed to a pot along the garden's edge
that has not yet produced any vegetables.
The original garden, she noted, was near
the fence, but they relocated the garden east
so it would be closer to a water faucet.
After all the containers had been placed,
in their final location, Andrews approached
Balentine with a handful of seeds that he'd
picked up from the ground inside the fence.
They.planted the mystery plants in the
container along the garden's edge.
"We're still waiting to see what \ ill come
up," Balentine said.

Frank Golson helps plant vegetables in the ARC container garden.
Photo Iy Despina Williams

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Last week, it was piping hot collard
greens and peas simmered with homegrown
This week, it will be eggplant parmesan
and new potatoes.
Lunchtime at the Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens (ARC) has gotten a whole
lot tastier thanks to a new container garden
lovingly tended by ARC clients.
The project began two months ago,
when Frank Golson told executive secretary
Catherine Minger that he'd like to try his
hand at gardening.
Minger enlisted the aid of county extension
agent Roy Lee Carter, whose green thumb is
beyond dispute.
From the University of Florida Research
Center in Quincy, Carter obtained plants
and seeds. County commissioners provided
money for mushroom compost and three to

five gallon pots.
Carter chose the container gardening
method, because of its ease and high:success
"It's a whole lot easier and the container
is more predictable because you have control
over the whole environment," noted Carter.
When it came time to plant the summer
crop of eggplant, onions, collard greens, new
potatoes, tomatoes, squash, peppers. green
beans and corn, many of the ARC clients
responded with enthusiasm.
Though confined to a wheelchair, Golson
planted seeds and transplants and helped
weed and fertilize.
ARC client David Andrews made sure the
crops were watered, and applied some TLC.
Gulf County Transportation director Kathy
Balentine testified to Andrews' commitment
to the ARC garden.
"David and I have a ritual every morning.

Exhibit Celebrates Fishing Heritage

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Sam Kates surveyed the oyster boat on a
clear day in Eastpoint.
He admired the boat's craftsmanship, the
curious hole in its bow and the long shadow it
cast on a bed of trammeled oyster shells.
Working from a reference photograph
inside his St. Joe Beach studio, Kates recre-
ated the image with acrylic paint on gessoed
On Friday, he admired his completed work
in the lobby of the Port Inn, where his paintings
are on exhibit for the month of June, as part of
the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts' (GALA) First
Friday summer art series.
As it had that day in Eastpoint, the image
of the weathered boat intrigued Kates still.
He pondered aloud the question posed by the

make their living. What a story that is," said
Raised on a Gainesville farm, Kates, 66,
first discovered his love of boats while a stu-
dent at PK. Yonge High School.
There, a supportive art teacher secured
Kates a seat on a University of Florida field
trip to Cedar Key, where he
and a group of artistic co-eds
sketched the waterfront.
In the 1950s, Cedar Key
was still a small fishing vil-
lage, and Kates delighted in the
working boats and palmetto
roofed shacks that lined the
"I thought I'd died and
gone to heaven," remembered
Kates, who traces his decades-

long fascination with the fisherman's lifestyle to
those early days in Cedar Key.
"I guess maybe that's where I got my first
taste of it," he said.
After over 30 years as a director of muse-
ums in Florida, Tennessee and Alabama, Kates
retired to St. Joe Beach in 2002, and has

spent countless hours strolling the docks in
Apalachicola, Eastpoint and Carrabelle.
Some of the boats that have caught Kates'
eye, like the shrimper Dora Mae, have made
repeated appearances on canvas.

(See EXHIBIT on Page 11B)

"When I see an old boat
with a chunk out of the bow
up there, I can't help but
think there's a story about
that," sdid Kates.
The exhibit features a
variety of coastal subjects,
from a young boy balancing
on a kayak to a lone palm
tree and a pair of Indian
Pass canoes.
But the work that most
resonates with Kates are the
images of Franklin County
oyster and shrimp boats
that have served genera-
tions of fishermen.
"I know that some
of those old oyster boats
were used by two or three,
even four generations.
Grandparents are giving
their grandsons them to

26 new paintings by Sam
Kates will be displayed at the
Port Inn throughout the month
of June, as part of the Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts' First
Friday summer arts series.
An artist's reception,
sponsored by Coastal
Community Bank and featuring
the music of the Joe Hutchinson
Group, was held June 2 at the
Port Inn and on the Coastal
Community Bank lawn.

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Eastpoint Shoreline, acrylic on gessoed hardboard, by Sam Kates

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Kilbourn of Tallahassee, FL are
pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage
of their daughter, Amanda M. Kilbourn to John S. Huft, son of
Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Huft of Wewahitchka.
The bride elect is employed at Vision Bank as a loan clerk.
Her fiance is employed by the United States Air Force.
A June 24 wedding is planned for 4:00 pm CST at St. John's
Episcopal Church of Wewahitchka. A reception will follow in the
parish house.
Friends and family are invited to attend but are requested

Glisson Family Michael

The 30"' annual Glisson
Family Reunion and the 12t
Reunion of the 244th Port
Company of the 495th. Battalion
will be held on Saturday, June
10, at the American Legion
Building, Highway 90 West,
Marianna, FL
Everyone is invited to
come and enjoy a day of fel-
lowship. Please bring your
favorite covered dish to share.
For further information
you may contact Jeannette
Woodham at 850-592-2685 or
Winton Glisson at 863-533-

Daughtry is Born
On May 17th Michael
Andrew Daughtry was born at
Darnall Army Medical Center
in Ft. Hood, Tx weighting 6
lbs. 14 oz and 18 /2 inches
long. Proud parents are Ben
and Jennifer Daughtry. Grand-
parents are Carolyn Harper
of Homestead, Fl, Jerry
Higginbotham of Blountstown,
Ricky and Kari Summers of
White City and Debbie Hale Of
Ridgeland, SC.

Devin Michael Crews is pleased to announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of his mother, Christa Noel Dykes, to
David Michael Mathews, Jr.
Christa is the daughter of Kenneth and Diana Dykes of Port
St. Joe. She is the granddaughter of Elzie and Shirley Williams
of Port St. Joe, Kenneth L. Dykes of Grand Ridge, and Lloyd and
Lilla Reynolds of Jesup, Ga.
David is the son of Mike and Nancy Mathews of Chesterfield,
Va. And Charles and Connie Butler of Panama City. He is the
grandson of Rebecca Crawford of Fernandina Beach, Fl, James
and Mary Ann Mathews of Chesterfield, Va. and the late Haddy
Patricia Glass of Ashland, Va.
Christa is a 2001 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and
is employed by Capital City Bank of Port St. Joe.
David is a 2002 graduate of Port St. Joe High School and is
employed by Berg Steel Pipe Corp in Panama City.
The wedding is planned to be held at Constitution Park on
Saturday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at
the Centennial Building.
No local invitations will be sent. All friends and relatives are
cordially invited-toattend.

Final Plans for the Wedding of Krystal Kim Tharpe and
James Matthew Terry have been set. The wedding will be held
June 10, at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe,
FL at 6:00 PM. ET. The reception will follow at the Parker
Home, 2500 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL. No Local Invitations
will be sent. Krystal and Matt extend a special invitation to their
friends and family to share this happy occasion with them.

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Birthday photo print in color

there will be a $10.00 Fee.

Deadline is Monday at 5:00pm

for Thursdays paper

Ain't it nifty,
Look who's 50.............
Happy 50th.
Birthday. Sheryl
We love ya !!!I!!!!
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General Need: Rank your community's need for the following types of general housing assistance activities
from the highest to lowest level of need (1 indicates the highest need).

Housing Assistance (Homebuyer Down Payment, Home Repair, and Rental Payment Assistance)
Development of Apartments (New Construction or Rehabilitation of Rental Units)
Energy Assistance (Utility Payments or Home Weatherization Activities)
__ Assistance for Homeless Persons
__ Capacity Building Assistance (Training and Technical Assistance, Assistance with Operating Costs,
Predevelopment Loans to Help Local Housing Organizations Develop Housing)
No Opinion
Housing Assistance: If there is a need for direct housing assistance to households in your community,
which activity has the greatest need? (Select One)
Assistance to Purchase a Home
Home Repair Assistance
_ Rental Payment Assistance
There is a Minimal Need for Direct Housing Assistance in my Community
_ No Opinion
Development of Apartments: With regard to rental development in your area, which activity is most
needed? (Select One)
__ Rehabilitation of Existing Rental Units
Construction of New Rental Units
S__ The Need for both Types of Rental Housing is Approximately the same
S There is a Minimal Need for Rental Housing Development in my Community
_ No Opinion
Energy Assistance: With regard to energy assistance, which activity is most needed? (Select One)
Educational Activities
Repair and Replacement of HVAC equipment
Utility Payment Assistance
Weatherization and Minor Home Repairs to Increase Energy Efficiency
There is a Minimal Need for Energy Assistance in my Community
No Opinion
Assistance for Homeless Persons: If there is a homeless population in your community, which activity is
most needed to address this population? (Select One)
Creation or Renovation of Short-Term, Emergency Shelters
Essential Services for the Homeless (Counseling, Job Training, Assistance in Obtaining Housing)
Homeless Prevention Services (Rent and Utility Assistance and Case Management)
Maintenance and Operation Costs for Homeless Facilities
There is a Minimal Need for Assistance for Homeless Persons in my.Community
No Opinion
Capacity Building: If local housing organizations need assistance to increase their ability to apply for fund-
ing and develop affordable housing, which activity is most needed? (Capacity building activities help to
increase the ability of local organizations to apply for funding and develop affordable housing.) (Select One)
Assistance with Operating Costs
Predevelopment Loans
Training and Technical Assistance
__ There is a Minimal Need for Capacity Building Assistance in my Community
___No Opinion
Housing Price: What Home Purchase Price Range do you consider Affordable?
__ $70,000,$90,000
__ $90,000-$110,000
__ $120,000-$150,000
__ No Opinion

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Special Needs Population: Which low income population is most in need of assistance in your community?
(Select One)
__ Poverty-Level Households
Elderly Households
Persons with Disabilities
__ Persons with HIV/AIDS
Homeless Persons
No Opinion
Migrant Farmworkers: Is there a need for information and training on fair housing laws to help
mitigate housing discrimination occurring in your community?
No Opinion
Community Development: Rank your community's need for the following types of community development
activities from highest to lowest level of need (1 indicates the highest need).
Public Infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Drainage, Street Improvements)
Economic Development (Job Creation or Retention)
___ Community Facilities (Community Centers and Parks)
Disaster Recovery for Damaged Infrastructure
Community Planning
____No Opinion
Working with GCCDC: Do you need more detailed information on the affordable housing and community
affairs programs offered by the Gulf County Community Development Corporation?
_ No
___No Opinion
Where do you currently reside?

Additional Comments
Please use the space below to provide any additional comments or concerns.

Please return to PO Box 837 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or via fax 850 229-7941 or one of our drop off
locations Port St. Joe City Hall, Wewahitchka City Hall, Korner Stop and Go in North Port St. Joe

Please Call Dannie E. Bolden or Lawren Massey at the GCCDC if you have any questions.
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Garden of the Month

Words from the Coast!!

Bow riding is for dolphins,
not people. Nothing will get
you a ticket faster than allow-
ing passengers to dangle their
feet off of your bow.
The reason is obvious.
If the passenger were to fall
below the bow, they would get
pushed under the boat and
chewed up by the propeller.
The fatal accident would hap-
pen in a matter of seconds.
Once the person is in the
water, there is too little time
for the captain to react.
A bow rail will not pro-
tect you from this accident. It
would take only one monster
wake to knock your bow-rid-
ing passenger into the water.
You may see a lot of people
bow-riding, but that doesn't
make it legal safe or smart.
As the skipper of the ship

you are responsible for the
safety of your passengers. If
you haven't briefed your pas-
sengers regarding safety and
life preservers you will be held
at fault in case of injury or
If you would like a com-
plimentary vessel safety check
of your' boat, just call Curtis
or Marcia Low at 647-3858
and we will be glad to check
safety items with you. Should
you need safety equipment the
inspection form will permit
you to buy needed equipment
at a discount.
Marcia S. Low
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 1-9, Panama City
Beach, Fl

Port St. Joe Garden Club News
The Port St. Joe Garden Club Week is June 4-10 an
Club will meet on June 8 at we will plant roses in the 01O
7:00 PM at the Garden Center Cemetery in memory of thi
on 8th Street. Members have week. Everyone is urged t
decided to meet during the bring a shovel, gloves, an
summer months as well as the wear work clothes.
rest of the year. Please plan to Visitors are always we
be present if at all possible, come to attend our meet
There are lots of items we gs. This meeting at the O
need to discuss and plan for i. Tis meeting at te
the coming year which begins Cemetery is an extra activity
in September. supporting National Garde
All members are also Club Week.
urged to meet on June 10 at We may even treat you to
8:00 AM at the Old Cemetery in cold drink or a cup of morning
Port St. Joe. National Garden coffee. See you there!




The lovely home of Jim
and Wilma Brewer has been
selected as the Garden of
the Month by the Sea Oats
and Dunes Garden Club. The
Brewers live on the corner of
51 and Florida Avenue, Mexico
Beach, coming here from Carol
County, Georgia.
It is well worth a drive by to
appreciate the design work the
Brewers have accomplished
in putting together the differ-
ent species of plants, shrubs
and trees. A variety of trees
abound over the large lot with
huge palms and ferns contrib-
uting to a tropical atmosphere.
Along Florida Avenue, lofty
trees provide a cool shade for
the comfortable porch running
the length of the house.
The emerald lawn is
relieved at intervals with beds
of red and white petunias
in full bloom and a variety
of other beds. Confederate
Jasmine climbs to the top of
a tall pine, permeating the air
with fragrant blooms. Wind
chimes add a touch of whimsy
to the total picture.
Interspersed among the
trees on Florida Avenue are

J. Ted Cannon

After a long and cou-
rageous battle with cancer,
J. Ted Cannon passed away
peacefully May 31, with his
family by his side..
Ted was born November
21, 1938 in Southport, FL.
He was raised and lived in
the community of Port St.
Joe, for the majority of his
life. Ted w\\as known for his
love of fishing, his flair for the
grill, and his kind and gener-
ous nature to help those in
need when no one else could.
He was a handshake type of
businessman and did all he
could to help the people and
community grow to what it is
Ted was an honor grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High
School, Student Body pres-
ident, and National Honor
Society president. After grad-
uating high school, he attend-
ed Gulf Coast Community
College and was a member
of the United States Army
National Guard for eight
years. After 32 years of ser-
vice, he retired in 1990 from
Florida First National Bank,
where he served as President
and Board Chairman for 18
He always enjoyed public
contact and loved working
and developing a sense of
trust with his friends, fam-
ily, business associates, and

the citizens of Gulf County
throughout the years. Some
of his community affiliations
and involvements included
charter member and treasur-
er, Port St. Joe Jaycees; as
well as past president of Port
St. Joe's Little League, P.T.A.,
Kiwanis Club, and Rotary
Club. He was a past direc-
tor of the Gulf County Boy
Scouts, Big Bend Girl Scouts
of Gulf County, PSJ Chamber
of Commerce, Florida
Bankers Association, Gulf
County Heart Association,
Gulf County Red Cross, and
Gulf County Senior Citizens
SPreceded in death by his
father,'Charles A. Cannon and
stepfather, Junie A. Cannon.
Survived by his loving mother,
Mrs. Stella Cannon; his lov-
ing and devoted wife, Sandra
W. Cannon; and his children;

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son, Greg Cannon & wife.
Janine of Pace, FL; daugh-
ter, Vicki Price & husband,
Tom of Tallahassee, FL; son.
Stone Swatts of Panama City;
and daughter, Dana Swatts
of Atlanta, GA. Also survived
by his sister, Marie Copeland
of Thomasville, GA: sister,
Opal Howard & husband.
Foy of St. Joe Beach, FL;
brother, Fred Cannon & wife,
Phalere of Simmons Bayou,
FL, brother Albert Cannon &
wife, Barbara of Port St. Joe;
nine grandchildren Erica
Reese, Abby Swatts, Campbell
Swatts, and Camryn Swatts
of Panama City, and Grace
Price, Patrick McGarry V,
Shannon McGarry, KaitlynU
Price, and Lauren Price of
Tallahassee, FL, along with
numerous nieces and neph-
ews, and his constant furry
companion, Charlie Bear, his
Funeral services were
held Monday, June 5th, at
10:00 a.m. EST at Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church with
the Rev. Dave Fernandez offi-
ciating. Interment followed
in Holly Hill Cemetery.
The family would like
to express a- special thanks
to Covenant Hospice, Dr.
Michael Barnes, Dr. P.V.
Poonai, and the doctors and
nursing staff at Bay Medical
Center, Community Health
Care & Rehab, and the Mayo
Clinic for their care and con-

sideration of our loved one.
All services are-under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


dating. Internment was in
Holly Hill Cemetery. The ser-
vices were under the direc-
tion of Southerland Family
Funeral Home.


Merrill "Sonny" Sherrill,
88, of Port St. Joe, passed
away Tuesday, May 30, at
Bay Medical Center. He was
born in Kernes, Texas on
March 17, 1918, and moved
to Port St. Joe in 1945. where
hle retired from the Port St.
Joe Paper Mill.
Mr. Sherrll was a veteran
of World War n and a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of
59 years, Jeanette Sherrill;
daughter, Elaine Handley and
husband James; son Benny
Sherrill; sister, Bernice Hagler
of Texas; brother Wesley
Sherrill and wife Martha of
Texas; six grandchildren,
Steve Sherrill, Lisa Mathena,
Alison Dozier, Todd Sherrill,
Jessica Sherrill. Michael
Sherrill; five great-grandchil-
dren, Mallory, Jennifer, Ryan,
Tyler, Connor; and one great
Funeral services for Mr.
Sherrill were held on Friday,
June 2, at First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe with
the Rev. Brent Vickery offi-

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James Donald Watson,
53. of Deland Fl, passed away
Friday May 26,2006. Don
was a former resident of Port
St. Joe. He is survived by
his wife, Janet, of Deland Fl;
lhs two children, Christopher
Brian (Melinda) Watson of
Altoona Fl, Pamela Michele
(Jamie) Purswell of White City
Fl. His father, James Curtis
Watson, of White City, Marie
Francis Watson deceased.
Five brothers, Alvery Gene
Watson deceased, David
Watson, William T (Teresa)
Watson, Terry Curtis (Debra)
Watsont, John Wayne Watson
all of Port St. Joe Fl. Don had
two grandchildren, Alexander
James and Amber Daniele
Purswell. Don was described
as a giant, a huge man but
in his healthiest bf days he
stood 6'1" and weighed in at
230 Ibs but what most people
saw in Don was his giant
capacity to love and give of
himself to others,, his huge
capacity to comfort others

in need. A memorial service
was held on Tuesday May 30,
2006 in Cassadaga, Fl.

Mr. Craig Hamm

Mr. Craig Hamm, 41,.
of White City, passed away
Thursday, June 1, 2006 at
his home. Mr. Hamm was a
lifelong resident of Port Saint
Joe and was a 1984 graduate
of Port Saint Joe High School.
He worked as a carpenter
and was a loving father.
Mr. Hamm was preced-
ed in death by his mother,
Louise Hamm. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Tracey; his
daughter, Ireland Hamm; his
son, Garreth Hamm, both
of White City; his father, B.
H. Hamm of Port Saint Joe;
his sister, Becky Weston of
Wewahitchka; his brother,
Buddy Hamm of Panama
City; two nephews, Aaron
and Kaleb; and two nieces,
Wendy and Shelley.
The funeral service were
held on Monday, June 5,
2006 at 2:00 p.m. EDT at the
Hope Family Worship Center,
conducted by the Rev. David
Fernandez. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot in
Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services are under
the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

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Joe D. Gainer, Justin M. Kent, Local Owners

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mounds of azaleas, hydran-
geas, banana plants, and trum-
pet vines. The home itself has
been given special care being
surrounded by Snow on the
Mountain, roses, gardenias,
junipers, Sago palms and sal-
via, leading to the rear of the
Tall pines line the drive-
way with colorful hibiscus,
lilies and an arbor hanging
with string beans waiting to
be picked. In the midst of
this bed flies "Old Glory".
The eye is further drawn to a
nearby birdbath surrounded
by yellow daylilies and other
attractive plantings. Along the
outer edge of the lot we find
more hibiscus, lilies and low
plantings of yellow and red. A
birdhouse nestles among the
If you would like to nomi-
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of the Month, please call
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Gulf Coast Electric

Cooperative Employee
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is pleased to
announce the addition of
Nathan Riley to its staff.
Riley is an Apprentice
Lineman in the Southport dis-
trict office. Prior to coming on
board at Gulf Coast Electric,
Riley worked for MasTec, Pike
and Utilicon.
Also, Gary Whitfield
recently transferred from the
Southport Water Department
to serve as Mechanic at the
Wewahitchka headquarter
Whitfield has been an
employee of the Cooperative for
nearly 18 years. He worked in
the Right-Of-Way Department
for 12 years and has worked
for nearly six years in the
Water Department, serving as
Supervisor of the department
for the last several months.
As Supervisor, Whitfield
was responsible for oversee-
ing all functions of the Water
Department, including repairs
and connects.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy@ national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of
service to customers large and
small. GCEC serves approxi-
mately 20,000 consumers in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,
Walton and Washington coun-
ties and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Fountain, Lynn Haven
and Southport.

Got Grass?
St. Joseph Bay has sea-
grass beds. This unique and
fragile ecosystem is host to
one of the richest and most
abundant concentrations of
marine grasses along the north
Florida coast.
Come enjoy one hour of
your evening with Kim Wren.
Meet your aquatic Preserve
Manager and find out why the
seagrass habitats are so won-
derfully important. Learn how
healthy seagrass beds and the
crystal clear marine waters of
the bay support a diversity of
marine animals and plants.
Researchers have found
stony coral, pigmy octopus,
guitarfish, and several differ-
ent unidentified sponges and
bryozoans in the seagrass
You'll glean information
about St. Joe's scallop popu-
lations and how the preserve
monitors these tasty crea-
Learn how to safely navi-
gate boats around the seagrass
beds in order to prevent rip-
ping the seagrass beds out by
their roots with boat propellers
or anchors running aground.
You can help support St.
Joseph's Bay's natural sea-
grass bed system by becoming
aware of this amazing aquatic
bay and then sharing what
you have learned with others.
St. Joseph Bay can continue
growing and yielding seafood
and many aquatic wonders
into the future with your help.
Come join us Thursday
evening, June 29h, at the St.
Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve
Center on C-30 bay side. See
you there at 7:00 PM (EST).

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Memorial Day Extravaganza

a Great Success

The Youth of Family Life
Church would like to take a
moment to give their deep
appreciation to all the amaz-
ing people who made our
memorial Day Extravaganza
and Mullet Dinner,a success.
The event was a great success
and will greatly help us fund
our summer camp costs as
we attend RevoSummer this
year. Our thanks go out to
everybody who took the time
to buy tickets, pick up plates,

and make donations. Special
thanks to Mark Moore, St.
Joe Shrimp Co., and all the
commercial fisherman for
the donation of the mullet;
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch for
the donation of the inmate
labor to clean the fish; Port
St. Joe Fire Dept. and the
Chief John Ford for the use
of.the Fire Station; Mrs. Patty
and Sunset Coastal Grill;
Piggly-Wiggly; and all the other
amazing volunteers who made

the event possible. With the
success of this fundraiser we
are well on our way to camp
this year. We are planning
a few more events to finish
out the fundraising for this
summer, so keep checking
for more announcements. For
more info on RevoSummer,
you can log on to revosum-
mer.com and for more info
about the Family Life Youth or
to make a donation feel free to
contact us a 527-7785.

Vacation Bible School at First United

Methodist Church of Port St. Joe

"This year our church
is jumping with excitement
as we have a Feista," says
Deborah Loyless, children's
minister at the First United
Methodist 'Church. "our
Feista VBS program will pro-
*vide fun, memorable Bible-
learning, activities for kids of
all ages. Each day kids will
sing catchy songs, play team-
work-buildirig games, nibble
Maraca Munchies, take on a

Daily Challenge to let Jesus'
love grow into their homes,
experience electrifying Bible
adventures, and create Bible
Point Crafts they'll take home
and play with all summer
Feista is an exciting
way for kids to learn more
about Jesus' love. Kids will
join nearly a million children
in North America and take
part in a. hands-on missions

project .that will reach needy
children in Latin American
countries. We hope Feista will
lift up Jesus' love in our com-
Feista VBS is the week
of June 12t. through. June
16h. It will start at 9 AM and
end at 12 PM each day. All
children age 3 through 5t
grade are invited to attend.
Registration will begin at 8:30
AM on Monday, June 12h.

Men's Ministry Meeting In Loving memory

New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God,
1800 N. Highway 71, Wewa, will be hosting on
Thursday June 8th Countywide Men's Ministry
Meeting at 6 PM. CST
Come be a part of God's Plan for Gulf

You Reap What You Sow

Why have bad things happened in the
U.S.A. today?
I believe God's been told to get out so
much, that He's just backed away.

Madeleine Murray O'Hare started it,
When she complained about prayer in
Then someone said don't read the Bible,
folks pray for the poor lost fool.

Back when I was in school the principals
paddle kept us subdued.
Now when the little darlings get whipped,
the whole school gets sued.

Then someone said let young girls have
They don't have to tell their parents.
We've run God out of our lives, this is very

Some wise school board member said,
let'sgive our boys condoms one day.
Since boys will be boys and they're going
to do it anyway.

Then our, top elected officials said, it
doesn't matter what we do.
We can be gay drink murder and have sex
all that we want to.

The magazine industry has gone to the
The movie industry portrays, wallowing
like hogs.

TV shows promote violence, profanity
arid sex.
We have music that encourages rape,
drugs and suicide.
What's going to be next?

We ask ourselves why our children don't
know right from wrong.
Why do they kill teachers, classmates,
and themselves
When they're not taught at home?

We've just been too passive, we let things
go too long.
Nothing will bother me if I keep my mouth
shut and don't do anything wrong.

We should see by now this is not the way,
to go too long.
The Bible tells us in.Galations 6:7 we're
going to reap what we sow.

Some say that God and Government don't
I say that's why We're in such a fix.

Prayer needs to be put back in school,
Read God's Word, learn the Golden Rule.

He won't come back until we ask him in.
Then we'll be a nation under God again.
Billy Johnson

of Ernest L. Antley

You were a mirror into my soul; a stillness
amidst my storms. I loved you deeply and with
all of my heart. You were a bright light that
shone through my darkness; a reflection of
everything precious any heart could ever hold
in one lifetime. And in all of the world, and all
that:t holds... I Loved You!!t!. :'
bou became a part of me and all I would
ever become. I would never again be of one
heart, for my heart would forever hold yoli in it.
I saw within you beautiful dreams that you had
yet to dream. We shared our Journey through
the laughter in our days filled- with joy... and
through the, pain in our glimpses of grief. The
foundation of you and I held strong through
our love....
We were Family! A shoulder is a gift that
God gives each one of us for someone else to .
lean on.... And many times I leaned on Yours.
So when the day c ame when you left me...; I
grieved. I grieved from-within the very depths of
my soul; for that is where lives a part of you...
But it was then, I realized that you had become
a part of my eternity! It was then, that I found
the belief within me, that the love we shared
would span a lifetime..,. beyond heaven!
It was then, that I thanked God for giving
me' the gift of "You" in my life. It was then,
thaf I became so thankful for the love you left
behind for me to hold onto. It was then, that I
realized.... you wvill always be a bright light that
shines through my darkness.
It was then, that I realized that life is a
staircase to heaven and as God reaches out to
those who go before us.....
He looks down on His Loved Ones.....
And Sends U Back An Angel
Jeanette Antley

Upcoming Church
Events? i: .
Come into

The Star
today to let everyone in the community
know what's happening in your church!

T The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday-School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evpning Worship 7:00 p.m.

>O You're Among friends at
Oak Grove AssemblyofGod
David A. fernandez, Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
613 Madison Street Tort St. Joe. fJ
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Mid'WeekMeal 5:00pm
Morning Worship i0:45am Mid Week bible Study :15pm
Xlds on the Move 10:45am Mlnlstryln Action 6:15pm
Cross Traiinng Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry- onday- 6:30pm
Ladles Ministry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 'Paise & Worship Preaching the RPure Word

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

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

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
tigblan b Viet aptiwt a uat b
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Pastor 18213.

the Cattwhie Church of Gulf
4claamu gyou,
St. Joseph Parish
20h & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417,,
All Mass times EDT:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
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 (CDT)

"Our Church can be your home "

% first Chiurch of. the Nazarene
2420 Long avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

Sunday,School ..................
Sunday Morning Worship .........
'And. is., E jnli, Winr:hrii
Wiedlr ij,la., Lt',-,,,,] Sfri ri:

10 a.m.,
11 a.m.

S Vi a 'United Ale1diM t

111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SUida Worship Sites: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 am. CST
SuIdq Sclool: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexio Beach Uniled Methodist (hurch
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

family Ie Churh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .,..P .,
10:30 Sunday Morning H wy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family Life Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net yWewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT

church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem

We meet at 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am 1ST
Sunday Worship 11:00am MST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fethers business"



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

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

[ first Baptist Church

Brent-Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Ministerof Music & Education
Michaeil Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .......... ........ .9:45 am
Worship Service. . .. .. 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ..... .. ... .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... .... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri Devolion on 105.5 FM. .... 7:49 am ET

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First Baptist Church
S / 'r,.,' ;. .' 15th St., Mexico Beach
r c. .., i &. & California 648-5776
Worship Sundays at10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Siudy Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

PK T' "A Reformed Voice
0- W in the Community"

'il Cki4cL c Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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


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

Where Faith, Family &

Friendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

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

Dan Rhodes
Minister ofMusirfYolh
Deborah Loyless
Director of Cildren Miisrie

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

Worship with us at

Long Avenue Baptist Church


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 8, 2006 5B

Established 793R7 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

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Meeting Sche
Gulf County School Board
The School'Board meets once a month, typically the
second Tuesday of the month, though during the summer
that schedule is subject to change. Meetings are typically
conducted at district offices located on Middle School
Drive in Port St. Joe, though during the school year the
board conducts one monthly meeting at high schools at
each end of the county.
The School Board's next regularly scheduled meeting
is at 2 p.m. ET on June 30 in the board meeting room.
This meeting will mark the end of the fiscal year. The
board's initial budget meeting will be held 2 p.m. ET on
July 20.
Postings of all School Board regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at the district offices.
City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe City Commission conducts regular
meetings twice a month, on the first and third Tuesdays of
the month at 6 p.m. ET in the Commission meeting room
on the second floor of City Hall on Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
near Reid Avenue.
Postings of all City Commission regular and special
meetings and workshops can be found at City Hall.

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QAL Classroom, 2355 St. Andrews Blvd.
Course Fee: $50.00
Price includes the book: GPS for Mariners by RoberTT
Sweet and continental breakfast
To register, call 215-2025 or 235-0096
Pre-registration required by June 12
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319 Williams Avenue
Port St Joe, FL 32456


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dule for Local Government

City of Wewahitchka
The Wewahitchka City Commission conducts regu-
lar meetings twice a month, on the second and fourth
Monday of each month at 6 p.m. CT in the first floor
meeting room at City Hall.
Postings of all City Commission regular and special
meetings and workshops can be found at City Hall on
Second Street.
Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners conducts regu-
lar meetings twice a month, at 6 p.m. ET on the second
and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Commission
meeting room located in the Robert Moore Administrative
Building next to the County Courthouse on Cecil G.
Costin Blvd.
Postings of all regular and special meetings and work-
shops can be found at the Robert Moore Administrative
City of Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach City Council conducts its regular
monthly meeting at 7 p.m. CT on the second Tuesday of
each month in the Civic Center located' behind the busi-
ness district on 30th and 31t Streets.

Red Cross Emergency

Preparedness Seminar

June 14, 2006 6-8 PM CST

Learn about:

Home Preparation
Evacuation Routes
72 Hour Kits

Guests Include: Steve Harvard
Red Cross Coordinator
Central Panhandle
Ben Guthrie
Asst. Emergency Mgt. Coordinator
Gulf County


Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints
318 Robin Ln. (,'F- 15"' Street).
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Refreshments and Nursery provided.
Call 850-648-6685 for details.

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Live music returns to the
Thirsty Goat all summer long

6pm 'I they get hired of playing

501 Moumer~tAvenueCa Hw 9 &7

Postings of all regular and special meetings and work-
shops can be found at City Hall, located on 14th Street, or
the Civic Center.

County Economic Development Council
The EDC conducts a monthly meeting, typically dur-
ing the lunch hour of the first Tuesday of the month at
Sunset Coastal Grill. For more information contact the
EDC at 229-1901.

Budget Hearings
Local residents and taxpayers should be aware that
summertime brings the budget process to government
entities around the area. All the listed governmental bod-
ies will be conducting budget workshops and hearings
throughout the coming months.
We will post the times and places of all budget meet-
ings, but the information will also be available at the loca-
tions listed for finding meeting and workshop agendas.
A note to civic organizations and other groups
in the area: submit meeting times and locations to
the newspaper and we will publish them each week
on this page.


Hospice Events

Volunteer Orientation
Covenant Hospice invites those interested in helping others
to attend a Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, June 24 from 9
a.m. to 11 a.m., at Covenant Hospice's Education Center, 107
West 19th Street, Panama City, Fl.
This orientation provides an overview of hospice programs
and services and explains the role of the volunteer. After com-
pleting the orientation and an application process, volunteers
can indicate their placement choices. Volunteer opportunities
include administrative support in a Covenant Hospice office or
Community Support Center, special events and fundraisers, or
the Ambassador community outreach program. This is a free
program and open to the public. Registration is requested and
refreshments are provided.
Please join us and see how your talents can bestbe used
to help others. The contributions made by volunteers allow
Covenant Hospice, a non-profit organization, to continue to
provide a very special kind of care for patients with life-limit-
ing illnesses. To register, call Shelley Frazier or Kristin Brown
at 785-3040.

Health Fair
Covenant Hospice invites the community to attend its
First Annual Health Fair on Sat., June 3 from 10 a.m. 2
p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist-Church, located at 715
N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The fair offers individuals an
opportunity to take proactive health measures with free blood
pressure, glucose, vision and hearing screenings from a variety
of medical vendors. Professional massage services, nutritional
information, door prizes and complimentary lunch will be
available. There's no cost to attend. For more information call
Cynthia Gardner at 819-1357.


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Summer Tourist Tips No.

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
It's summer time and the
critters are out. Most visitors
have no clue as to what plants
and animals we have here,
and just how dangerous they
can be.
This area is still very natu-
ral, and some of the indig-
enous wildlife include:
six kinds of very poi-
sonous snakes: coral, cop-
perheads, water moccasins
(cotton mouths); canebrake
(timber) rattlesnakes, pygmy
rattlesnakes; Eastern dia-
mondback rattlesnakes
brown scorpions
black scorpions
brown recluse spiders
black widow spiders
wild boar (feral pigs)
turkey vultures
bald eagles
great blue herons
white egrets
various types of pelicans
.nd .clther sea aiid shore birds
fire ants/other types of
stinging ants
Not to mention love bugs,
sand fleas, mosquitoes, and a
variety of biting flies.
Then there are the large
and dangerous stickers,
thorns, and razor-like leaves
on palm trees, orange trees,
saw palmettos, yuccas, prickly
pear cactus, agaves, etc.

To identify a coral snake,
remember: Red touch yellow, kill
a fellow!

Land Safety Rules
Rule No. 1: Be sure
to stay on marked trails and
paths at all times, especially in
the state parks and areas like
St. Vincent Island.
Rule No. 2: Please do
not walk into tall grass, walk

on jumbled rocks, stand or sit
on fallen branches or limbs,
push through even moderately
thick undergrowth, step into
piles of rotting leaves or pine
straw, whether on dry land or
near the water's edge.
These are all excellent
- and preferred nests for
snakes, scorpions and poison-
ous spiders.
Rule No. 3: Please do
not wade through swamps,
marshes or undergrowth,
especially if wearing shorts,
flip-flops or sandals.
Rule No. 4: If boat-
ing through salt marshes or
swampland, please do not trail
your hands through the water.
In Florida, wherever there
is water, there are probably
alligators, among other crit-
ters. And as,the season pro-
gresses and water becomes
scarcer, these critters congre-
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Rule No. 5: Please leave
all wild animals alone, espe-
cially if the animal seems
injured or is acting strangely.
Do not approach any wild
animal to determine what is
wrong with it, or try to pick
it up. Be particularly leery of
raccoons, possums, squirrels
and foxes behaving strangely,
because of the strong possibil-
ity of rabies.'
Rule No. 6: Be alert
when walking through imarsh-
es and streams between the
pine forests and the beach.
April and May are mating
season for alligators, and they
are often roaming the beaches
and the swampy areas near
the,beaches. Do not tease or
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they can certainly swim faster
than you.
Rule No. 7: Please do
not let your dog near wildlife,
especially alligators, snakes
and wild boar. Your dog will
lose every time.
If you see or hear a wild
boar in the woods, climb a
tree and get off the ground.
Better yet, don't go into the
woods where wild boar live.
Rule No. 8: Same thing
applies to black bear and bob-
cats you, your dog, and your
children leave them alone if
you see them.

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While chances are slim
that you will encounter wild
pigs, bear or bobcats, they are
still out there and pop up in
the most unexpected places,
especially if you are camping.
If in doubt, ask the park rang-
ers at St. Joe Peninsula State
Rule No. 9: Please leave
the shore and sea birds alone.
Please do not feed peli-
cans, even though they will try
to take your catch, if they can.
Pelicans weigh a lot and can
hurt people, especially small
Egrets and herons can be
very dangerous if injured or
cornered, so it's best to leave
them alone. Their long, sharp
beaks can do considerable
Rule No. 10: Please
watch out for ants. This area
is rife with fire and other types
of. stinging ants. Watch out
especially for any nests that
look like sand.
These nests are often very
large and are grey-white in
color, look like sand drifts,
and are found in sandy areas,
especially along the beach side
of the highway, where people
get out of, their cars.
Rule No. 11: Watch out
for scorpions, black window
and brown recluse spiders.
We have tiny black and
brown scorpions all in this
area. They are only about two
inches long when stretched
out, about an inch long when
the tail is over the body in
striking position. They look
just like yard debris, and that's
exactly where they like to live -
in the yard, in piles of bricks
and rock, under leaves. They
are extremely difficult to see
and have a very nasty sting.
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ows appear most often during
the summer months, usually
in garages, barns and garbage
heaps. Their webs have an
irregular shape, unlike most
other spider webs. Black wid-
ows have a shiny black body
less than one inch long with a
red hourglass marking on the
underside of the body.
Brown recluse spiders are
found from spring to fall, usu-,
ally in attics, closets, stor-
age sheds, woodpiles, vacant
buildings, or under rocks.
They are especially active at
night, and people often get bit-
ten while sleeping on sheets
that have been in long-term

Brown recluse bites are
particularly harmful to very
young children and older peo-
ple, causing severe, deep, irre-
versible tissue damage round
the bite area. This spider
is characterized by a dark
brown, violin-shaped marking
on the top front portion of its
Rule No. 12: Please be
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trees. Many native plants
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observed Terry Glenn Baxley,
44, of Wewahitchka, driving a
vehicle, they knew his driving
license was suspended. Baxley
was stopped and arrested
for driving on a suspended
license; during a search of his
vehicle they found cocaine and
marijuana. Baxley was charged
with driving on a suspended
license, possession of cocaine
and possession of marijuana
On 5/18/2006 an off-duty
deputy observed Michell H
Harrell, 35, of Wewahitchka,
knowing there were warrants
on the subject he notified the
deputies working teh area, they
found Harrell and arrested for
two counts of worthless checks
and violation of probation for
worthless checks.
On 5/18/2006 deputies
conducted a traffic stop in the
Wewahitchka area, while talk-
ing with the passenger they
noticed the odor of burnt
marijuana about his person.
Deputies found marijuana and
hydrocodone in his cigarette
pack. Charles Devin Goodwin,
23, of Wewahitchka was arrest-
ed and charged with posses-
sion of a controlled substance.
On 5/19/2006 Thomas
Elton, 58, was picked up from
teh Department of Correction
on a violation of probation
On 5/19/2006 David
Phillip Forehand turned him-
self in on a Failure to Pay Fines
Warrant he paid the fines and
was released from jail.
On 5/19/2006 deputies
stopped a car in the Highland
View area for crossing the cen-
ter lines several times. The
driver Dennis Seanri Fullwood,
S32, was arrested and charged
with reckless driving alcohol
related and taken to the Gulf
County Jail.
On 5/19/2006 depu-
ties stopped a vehicle in the
.Windmark area of highllay
98 the Deputy observed the
vehicle cross the fog line and'
the center line multiple times
in about v4 mile. The deputy
detected an odor of an alco-
holic beverage about the driver

and after conducting several
sobriety tests James Patrick
Granger, 47, was arrested for
On 5/20/2006 deputies
recieved complaints about a
motorcycle driving in a reck-
less manor, they stopped the
motorcycle in the Honeyville
area, after conducting sobriety
tests the driver Terry Douglas
Knight, 47, was arrested for
DUI and driving on a suspend-
ed or revoked drivers license.
'On 5/20/2006 depu-
ties stopped a vehicle driven
by Joel Tommy Gaskin, 28.
He was arrested on a fail-
ure to appear warrant from
Washington County.
On 5/21/2006 investigators
from the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office and Gulf Correctional
Institute arrested Alma Smith
Garrison, 36, and Crystal
Marie Hunter, 21, on multiple
charges. The pair were arrest-
ed after a joint investigation
into the smuggling of contra-
band into the prison. Garrison
was charged with introduction
of contraband and Possession
of Marijuana, after a quantity
of marijuana was found in the
vehicle she drove onto prison
grounds for visitation. Crystal
Marie Hunter was arrested for
introduction of contraband,
Possession of Marijuana and
conspiracy to introduce -con-
traband when she attempted
to smuggle marijuana into-the
prison visitation yard hidden
under her clothing.
On 5/21/2006 investiga-
tors observed Micheal Laverne
Quinn in the White City area.
They attempted to get behind
the vehicle he was driving
so they could stop it. Quinn
turned down a side street in
an attempt to lose the inves-
tigators, they observed him in
a yard on Searcy St, he ran
into a house and then out
the back door about a block
away, K9 Hak was called in
to check the interior of the
house,, Hak found Quinn hid-
ing under a bed in the house.
Micheal Laverne Quinn b/m
39 was arrested for violation
of Probation, failure to appear
o0I a i possession of controlled
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On 5/23/2006 Deputies beating her up. She had
arrested Robert C Scoggins, appeared to be bruise
42, Port St. Joe, at a vehi- both her arms and wrist,
cle safety inspection check. It boyfried Shawn Liehegne
was found that Scoggins driv- arrested and found to be
er license was suspended or offender who had not
revoked. tered in Gulf County: S
On 5/24/2006 Stanley D Liehegner, 42, Kentucky
Winfield, 53, of Port St. Joe, arrested for battery and
was arrested when he was to the Gulf County Jail.
stopped for an improper tag On 5/31/06 dep
and deputies found that his' responded to a domestic
license was suspended, turbance in the Overs
On 5/25/2006 probation area, they made contact
officers and sheriff's depu- the male party and he s
ties on a warrant for violation that his wife was intoxi
of probation possession of a and that she had jump(
controlled substance from Bay him and struck him si
County arrested John M Terry, times. Deputies went in
31, of Wewahitchka. residence and made cc
During the early morning with Melissa Lynn King
hours of5/26/2006 members of and found her to be extri
the Gulf County Sheriff's Office intoxicated. Melissa King
and the Florida Department of arrested for felony batter
Law Enforcement SWAT Team taken to the Gulf Count J
served a search warrant on The Gulf County Sh
the home of Melvin Wymes on Office will be conducting
Highway 22 in Wewahitchka. cle safety inspections d
During the search two fire- the months of May and
arms, a quantity of crack The safety inspection
cocaine, prescription drugs, point will be at various
and drug paraphernalia were tons throughout the co
found. Melvin Wymes, 42, of Highway 71 north of We!
Wewahitchka, was charged Creek Bridge, Highway 22
with possession of firearms theintersectionofHighway
by a convicted felon, dealing Highway 71 Honeyville
in stolen property, possession Highway 98 St. Joe E
of crack cocaine and posses- Highway 98 and Garrison
sion of drug paraphernalia. C30 Simmons Bayou.
Johnny Ray Dunn, 27, also of
Wewahitchka, was charged with |VRT ,T \^r
possession of crack cocaine. PORTI .
On 5/26/2006 Adam
Joseph Whitfield, 27, Curtis POUCE REPC
Lavon Gray, 41, and Roderic
Terrell Monlyn, 20, were all On May 26, 200
arrested in child support court approximately 10:15
and sent to the Gulf County James M. Pitts, age 5
Jail either to pay a purge or Foley, Alabama, was arl
to spend a set amount of time fof disorderly intoxic;
in jail. Pitts was. observed on
On 5/26/2006 a vehicle Avenue in an intoxicated
was stopped in front of the and was destroying, pi
Gulf Count Court House,'the ty located in this area.
deputy discovered-several bot- turned over a bench and
ties of beer in a cooler in the al chairs, slammed an as
rear seat, the person in the window, and dest
rear seat stated that the beer rn i flowerpot bel
a ceramnic flowerpot belch
was hers, she was only 18 to the City of Port St. Joe
years old, Deandra Mohr Port was additionally charged
St. Joe was arrested for pos- the destruction of the fl
session of alcohol under the 'pot. Pitts was transport
.age of 21. i the Gulf'County Jail to
On 527 2006 Robert Nei aearance
Deaton, 43, was arrested for appearance
driving on a suspended or appr lately 2:05
revoked drivers license. approximately 2:0
On 5/29/2006 Deputies J E H o
On 5/29/2006 Deputies of Port St. Joe, Florida
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this probation. Hamilton was
transported to the Gulf County
On June 3, 2006 at
approximately 3:00 am
Ricky L. Howard, age 47, of
Nashville, Tennessee, was
arrested for driving under the
influence and driving with a
suspended license. Howard
was stopped for a traffic vio-
lation and appeared to be
under the influence of alco-
hol. Howard was asked to do
several roadside assessments,
which he did poorly on indi-
cating he was under the influ-
ence of alcohol. Howard was
placed under lawful arrest and
transported to the Gulf County

The Port St. Joe Police
Department announced today
results of their "Click It or
Ticket Florida" campaign
efforts. "Click It or Ticket
Florida" is a statewide enforce-
ment initiative surrounding
the Memorial Day Holiday
sponsored by the Florida
Department of Transportation.
Local and state enforcement
agencies contributed to this
effort by showing a zero tol-
erance policy for unbuckled
motorists. Although safety belt
usage was the target of this
effort, the Port St. Joe Police
Department took 3 impaired
drivers off our streets. The
Port St. Joe Police Department
issued 18 safety restraint cita-
tions and made 5 suspended
license arrests in just a three-
week period.
"Not only did our depart-
ment compel more motorists
to use their safety belts, but we
made the roads safer for our
community by stopping those
that were driving at excessive
speeds or breaking other traf-
fic laws," said Chief James
Hersey. "It's not about writing
tickets; it's about saving lives
and reducing the number of
severe injuries on our road-
ways." Detailed law enforce-
ment agency and county spe-
cific citation information will
be available at the conclusion
of the reporting period in mid-
June by going to www.clickit-
fla.com ,< hrtp: ~www. c lic ki lla.
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Safety belt usage sur-
vey information is currently
being conducted and will be
available in late July from
the Florida Department of
For more Information on
the "Click It or Ticket Florida"
enforcement mobilization,
please visit www.clickitfla.

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There are real differences
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publicized juvenile boot camp
detention sites. The Florida
Sheriffs Youth Ranches' goal
is to prevent juvenile delin-
quency through a broad range
of family-centered services
including residential care,
summer camp and regional
day camps.
The Florida Sheriffs Youth
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troubled children or offers a
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Youth are sent to the juvenile
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Franklin County Restoration Project

The National Association of
Counties (NACo), the National.
Fish and Wildlife Foundation
and the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration's
(NOAA) Community-based
Restoration Program, are
pleased to announce that the
Coastal Counties Restoration
Initiative has awarded a total
of more than $300,000 to five
high quality community-led
projects to support marine
habitat restoration in coastal
counties across the nation.
Sea Turtles at Risk, Inc.
in partnership with Franklin
County rose to the top of a
competitive pool of applicants
and will receive $28,350 to
restore and protect a 4,000
foot section of the hurricane
damaged St. George Island
Dune system through native
vegetation plantings, installa-
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The initiative provides
grant funding for marine habi-
tat restoration projects on a
competitive basis to innova-
tive, high quality county-led
or supported projects that
support wetland, riparian and
coastal habitat restoration.
CCRI is a partnership between
NACo, the Foundation, and
NOAAs Community- based
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Coastal Counties Restoration
Initiative grantees," said NACo
SPresident Bill Hansell, Umatilla
County, Ore. commissioner.
"Counties across the
country are taking the lead to
restore our coastal resources,,
and NACo is proud that these

I grants will bolster five out-
standing county-led efforts.
The partners selected
the winning projects from an
extremely competitive pool of
48 applications.
NOAA's Community-based
Restoration Program is pro-
viding major financial support
for the individual projects with
grants ranging from $28,000
to $100,000. Consideration
for funding is based upon the
level of county leadership and
the ecological benefits for a
community's coastal and
marine resources.
"These projects are excel-
lent examples of county gov-
ernments playing a crucial role
in coastal habitat restoration,"
said Dr. Bill Hogarth, NOAA
Fisheries Service Director.
"The projects will benefit local
communities and our nation's
"These projects will help
several species of salmon, wad-
ing and shore birds, and sea
turtles and the fragile habitats
they depend on," added Jeff
Trandahl, executive director of
the Foundation. "By involving
community groups, the value
of these natural resources is
recognized and will be well
supported for future genera-
2006 CCRI Grantees
"Sea Turtles at Risk, Inc.
(Franklin County, Florida) -
$28,350. Sea Turtles at Risk,
Inc. (STAR) and Franklin
County will restore and pro-
tect a 4,000 foot section of the
hurricane damaged St. George
Island Dune system through
native vegetation plantings,
installation of a sand fence,
and construction of four dune

The project will provide
critical habitat for marine tur-
tles such as loggerhead, green,
and leatherback, and improve
nesting and hatching rates of
these species.
Additional wildlife includ-
ing snowy plover, least terns,
American oystercatcher, per-
egrine falcon, and piping plo-
ver will also benefit from the
The dune walkovers will
assist in the long-term main-
tenance of.the dunes through
deterring foot traffic from the
fragile habitat. Monitoring will
be done following the proj-
ect to evaluate the restoration
efforts and impacts to turtle
nesting and hatching rates.
Coastal Counties
Restoration Initiative
The National Association
Sof Counties is the only nation-
al organization that represents
county governments in the
United States.
NACo provides an exten-
sive line of services including
legislative, research, technical,
and public affairs assistance,
as well as enterprise services
to its members.
NACo acts as a liaison
with other levels of govern-
ment, works to improve pub-
lic understanding of counties,
serves as a national advocate
for counties and provides them
with resources to help find
innovative methods to meet
the challenges they face.
More than 2,000 of the
nation's 3,066 counties, rep-
resenting over 80 percent of
the U.S. population, are NACo

For more information, Restora
visit www.naco.org. celebrate
The National Fish and versary
Wildlife Foundation is a non- technical
profit organization established
by Congress in 1984 and
dedicated to the conser-
vation of fish, wildhie
and plants, and the ,1
habitat on which
they depend.
T h e
Foundation cre-
ates partner-
ships between .
the public and
private sectors to
strategically invest ;.- ,i.
in conservation and the .
sustainable use of natural
The Foundation awarded that
over 8,000 grants to more partner.
than 2,600 organizations in region
the United States and abroad restore
and has leveraged with its NOY
partners more than $300 mil- organize
lion in federal funds since its
establishment, for a total of
more than $1 billion in fund-
ing for conservation.
The Foundation is rec-
ognized by Charity Navigator The
with a 3-star rating for effi-
ciency and effectiveness, on Sc
Ninety-two cents of every missi
dollar contributed to the
Foundation is directed to on- must
the-ground conservation proj- July
ects, with five cents support-
ing management and admin- $29 z
istration of the Foundation's close
multi-million dollar grants
program and three cents fund- time.
ing partnership development Gwel
and fundraising. For more City
information, visit www.nfwf.
The NOAA Restoration
Center Community-based Publish Ju

tion Program (CRP) is
ing its 10-year anni-
as a financial and
al assistance program

pro- motes strong
ships at the national,
1, and local level to
fisheries habitat,
AA CRP works with
nations ,and govern-

ment to support locally-driven
habitat restoration projects in
marine, estuarine, and ripar-
ian areas. NOAA CRP funds
on-the-ground habitat restora-
tion projects that (1) offer
educational and social
benefits for citizens
and their communi-
Sties, and (2) pro-
vide long-term
ecological ben-
efits for fishery
resources. Since
1996, more than
1000 projects in
26 states, Canada,
and the Caribbean
have been' implemented
using NOAA funding and lev-
eraged funding from national
and regional habitat restora-
tion partners. For more
information, visit http://www.


City of Wewahitchka will hold an election
september 05, 2006. Candidates for Com-
oner Group III and Commissioner Group IV
qualify between noon on July 17 and noon
21, 2006 eastern time. Qualifying fees are
50. Registration books for this election will
on August 07, 2006 at 5:00 PM eastern

n Exley

ne 8 and June 15, 2006


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board
Meeting on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 6:00 PM. central time and at the
Wewahitchka Board of City Commission Meeting on Monday, June 26, 2006
at 6:45 P.M. central time. Both public hearings will be held in the Wewahitchka
City Hall located at 109 South Second Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. The
Public Hbarings will be to discuss and act on the following.

1 "'Small Scale Land Use Change: Taunton Development, Inc., Par-
cel #00575-000R. Changing 10 acres from mixed agricultural/
residential to residential low density. Subject to all development
regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

2. Small Scale Land Use Change: Joseph & Sherry Bush, Par-
cel #02385-000R AND #02384-000R. Changing 1.45 acres
from residential low density to mixed commercial/residential.
Subject to all development regulations required by the City of
Wewahitchka, FL.

3. Small Scale Land Use Change: Taunton Development, Inc., Par-
cel #02391-000R. Changing 2.04 acres from residential low
density to mixed commercial/residential. Subject to all develop-
ment regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

4. Small Scale Land Use Change: James E. Lester, Sr., Parcel
#02396-000R. Changing .28 acres from residential low den-
sity to mixed commercial/residential. Subject to all development
regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Informa-
tion prior to the hearings can be viewed at the City Hall in Wewahitchka.

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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board
Meeting on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 6:00 RM. central time and at the
Wewahitchka Board of City Commission Meeting on Monday, June 26, 2006
at 6:45 RM. central time. Both public hearings will be held in the Wewahitchka
City Hall located at 109 South Second Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. The
Public Hearings will be to discuss and act on the following.

1. Small Scale Land Use Change: Ralph Fisher, Parcel #01968-
000R. Changing 7.74 acres from residential low density to mixed
commercial/residential. Subject to all, development regulations
required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

2. Small Scale Land Use Change: Richard W. & Ann F White, Par-
cel #01852-000R. Changing 5.44 acres from residential low
density to mixed commercial/residential. Subject to all develop-
ment regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

3. Small Scale Land Use Change: Taunton Development, Inc., Par-
cel #01888-001R. Changing 4.45 acres from residential low
density to mixed commercial/residential. Subject to all develop-
ment regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

4. Small Scale Land Use Change: WE. & Ruby Gilbert, Parcel
#01916-000R. Changing north 10 acres from mixed agricul-
tural/residential to residential low density. Subject to all devel-
opment regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Informa-
tion prior to the hearings can be viewed at the City Hall in Wewahitchka.

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A group of Port St. Joe Elementary students who participated in the Norris D. Langston Youth Foundation after-school tutoring pro-
gram were onhand Thursday to receive a $3,250 contribution to the foundation from Capital City Bank.

Summer and Fall

Registration at GCCC

Gulf Coast Community College campus advising and regis-
tration for summer B 2006 and fall, is as follows:
Summer B Registration: June 14 to 16
Classes.Begin: June 19
Fall Registration: July 10 21 August 14 15
Classes Begin: August 16
Registration will occur from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday
through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Web registration for summer and fall is available.
In addition, the day fees are due, campus office hours will
be 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Gulf/Franklin Center registration will take place as fol-
Summer B Registration: June 7
Classes Begin: June 19
Tyndall Air Force Base registration will take place as fol-
Summer Registration: June 7
Classes Begin: June 19
Late registration and drop/add for all facilities is as fol-
Summer B June 19 20
Please note that these dates exclude Saturdays, Sundays
and holidays.
For more information, call (850) 872-3892 for the main
campus, (850) 227-9670 for the GulfFranklin Center
(EST) and (850) 283-4332 and for Tyndall Air Force
Base Education Office.

Free Kids' Fishing Clinic

Governmental agencies
and supporting associations
and businesses across Florida
are teaming up to open the
world of recreational fishing for
youngsters, ages 4-16. They've
scheduled a free Kids' Fishing
Clinic for Saturday, June 10
at Panama City Beach's Dan
Russell Fishing Pier.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), Florida
Foundation for Responsible
Angling, Half-Hitch Tackle and
the Sport Fish Restoration
Program will offer the clinc
to teach children the skills
they'll need to launch a lifelong
hobby and cultivate an appre-
ciation for Florida's marine
Organizers said the clinic
promises to be a fun, fam-
ily outingfor all participants.'
Registration will run from 9
a.m. to noon.
This clinic will enable
youngsters to learn the basics
of environmental stewardship,
fishing ethics, angling skills
and safety. In addition, envi-
ronmental displays will pro-
vide participants a rare chance
to experience Florida's marine

life firsthand.
Kids' Fishing Clinics strive
to inspire responsible marine
resource stewards by teaching
children about the vulnerabil-
ity of Florida's marine ecosys-
tems. In addition, the clinics
teach fundamental saltwater
fishing skills and provide par-
ticipants with a fun, fishing
Organizers, will supply
fishing equipment and bait
for children during the clinic,
but those who have their own
fishing tackle should brinm it.
Partners in the cleric will giue
away a lirmted number of rods
and reels to participants upon
completion of the clinic. If con-
ditions allow, participants will
have the opportunity to prac-
tice their new skills and fish
from the pier. This event is a
photo catch-and-release activ-
ity, and all participants must
be accompaued by an adult.
Individuals or companies
interested in helping sponsor
this event or volunteer at the
clinic should contact Half-
Hitch Tackle's Tom Putnam
at (850) 234-2621, or Gail
Gainey with the FWC at (850)

Jordan also received an
academic scholarship from
Stetson University for 4 years
and will be attending in the
-We are so proud of you,
Mam Maw,
Mom and Cheyne

Yale Graduate

Dr..Mary Dee Hendricks,
daughter of Mary Hendricks
of Mexico Beach and the late
Ernest Hendricks was award-
ed a Master of Divinity Degree
at the Yale University at New
Haven, Connecticut on Sunday,
May 21.
In addition, Mary Dee
preached the sermon at the
Christ Church, New Haven on
Sunday, May 21. Mary will
be returning to Little Rock
Arkansas soon.

White Named

Assistant Principal
Carl White, Jr. has been
named Assistant Principal of
Aiken High
Soru th
for the
nAiken High
School has
San enroll-
ment of
1e5 6 0
9- 1 2 .
Programs offered \ith]in
the curricutuln include: the
International Baccalaureate
Programs, 10 Advanced
Placement courses, the
Academy of FLnance business
Program, and a Career and
Technology program. Over 12
million dollars in scholarships
and grants were awarded to
seniors, last year. AHS is one
of the 41 schools with a total
county enrollment of 25,111
Carl has worked as a
Guidance Counselor and most
recently a Special Education
Coordinator within the Aiken
County School District.

Miss Jennifer Elizabeth
Smith, daughter of Blanchard
Tyler Smith and Cindy
Freeman Young; gradu-
ated from Lawton Chiles
High School in Tallahassee,
Florida on May 271, 2006.
Miss Smith graduated Cum
Laude with a grade point aver-
age of 4.349 percent and was
in the National Honor Society.
Her extracurricular activities
include working with the men-
tally handicapped and teach-
ing handicapped children how
to ride horses. Jennifer is the
granddaughter of Maxie Brown
Smith and the late Charles,
B. Smith and Greta Freeman
and the late Bob Freeman.!
She is the great grand daugh-
ter of the late Charles and
Ida Ethel Kilbourn Brown and
great great grand daughter of
Max and Eda Pickett Kilbourn,
pioneer settlers of Port St. Joe.
Miss Smith plans to attend
college at the University of
Alabama in the fall.

PSJMS National

Junior Beta Club

By Rebecca Furr
This school year has final-,
ly come to a close for enrolled
students in Gulf County, and;
that means it was time foir
the 2006 National Junior Beta
*Club Induction. On Thursday.
May 18, the Beta Club held its,
12"Annlual Induction ui the R.
Marion Craig Coliseun at Portl
St. Joe High School. The follow-
ing 17 students were inducted:
Deven, Bhakta, Blaine Bush.
Connor Clark, Cody Cook,
Maverick Dugger. Lila Dykes;
Kristina Furstenburg, Katie'
Gardner, Michelle Hiscock,
Katie Lacour, Avery Little;
LeGrand McLemore, Autumni
Merriel, Erica Protsman,,
Sylvia Sheline, Nicole Spilde,
and Lacey Strickland.
The induction began with
a welcome from our principal
Ms. Juanise Griffin which was,
then followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Dylan Hester.
The Beta' Club's current:
Historian, Chesley O'Meill-.
then shared a devotion of
President Sara Hoffman
explained what the Beta Club;
had accomplished this school
year and some of the goals
that were set and achieved.
She then began to introduce
our theme "HARVEST"; seven
current members.who are pro-
ceeding into high school then
presented what "HARVEST"
stands for in the Beta Club.
"HARVEST" was selected this
year as the Beta Club's theme
because it is what describes
the 2006-2007 Beta Club most
superlative. Sara Ward began
the "HARVEST" presentation
by describing the Beta attribute
of Honesty, Robyn Carroll pre-
sented Achievement, Rebecca
Furr presented Responsibility,
Chelsey Walker presented
Vision, Chelsea Flanagan pre-
sented Enthusiasm, Kasie
Thompson presented Sincerity,
and Kodi Blackwell lastly pre-
sented Tolerance. All of the
new members then recited
the Junior Beta Pledge and
obtained their certificates and
pins. The program was closed
by Sara Hoffman recognizing
all of the eighth grade mem-
bers who will advance to high
school and she also recognized
all of the new inductees one
last time.
Following the induction, a
reception was held for all cur-
rent and new Beta Club mem-
bers and their parents/guard-
ians in the Student Activity
Room. The reception was
directed by the hostesses Cody
Clark and Brittany Hypes,
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Exhibit -

"I have painted the Dora
Mae I don't know how many
times," laughed Kates, who
admires the boat's classic
Kates' exhibit features the
same Eastpoint oyster boat
from two different angles and
in two different settings.
"I bet I've painted that boat
a dozen times, but every time
I go to Eastpoint, somebody's
moved it to a different place,
and it looks like a completely
different boat," Kates said.
Kates admires the unique
form of the Apalachicola Bay
oyster boat, which he notes
are unlike any others in the
"I've seen a lot of boats
from Maine to Florida and
the boats that we have in
Apalachicola and Eastpoint
are so indigenous. That design
has evolved and fits the needs
of the area and people using
them," noted Kates.
Kates often photographs
boats when they are docked,
but occasionally gets to engage
fishermen in conversation.

He admires their hard
work and resilience; qualities
he believes are reflected in
their vessels.
"I can't imagine a harder
job," noted Kates. "I look at
an old rust stained boat and
I say the,rust was probably
caused by the sweat off the
guy's brow."
Because the local fishing
industry has provided him
so much inspiration, Kates is
troubled by its recent decline.
He believes the net ban
and increased government reg-
ulations have compounded the
difficulties of an already trying
"You can't help but read
about it in the newspaper,"
said Kates. "You can't help but
feel for them."
This spring, Kates
returned to. Cedar Key for the
first time in nearly 40 years
to show his work at the city's
largest art festival.
The fishing village that
once sparked Kates' imagina-
tion had all but vanished, and
tourists and second homeown-

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ers filled the streets.
"Friday night, the town
fills up, and Sunday afternoon,
the great exodus," remarked
At the festival, Kates sold
14 paintings in one afternoon.
While he celebrated his most
successful exhibit to date, he
mourned the Cedar Key of his
Kates feels that in time,
the fishing communities of
Apalachicola, Carrabelle and
Eastppint will undergo a simi-
lar transformation.
He hopes his work will
serve as "visual essays" that
speak to the area's rich his-
"You can't help but feel like
maybe you are documenting a
point in time in our history,"
noted Kates, who acknowledg-
es the artist's occasional role
as historian.
"Maybe there is some his-
torical value to these paint-
ings. That would be nice,
that's frosting on the cake."

Artist Sam Kates relaxes on a Port Inn sofa beneath two of his paintings of Eastpoint oyster boats.
Photo by Despina Williams.

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2005 Annual Drinking Water

Quality Report

City of Wewahitchka

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

The Department of Environmental Protection has performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a
search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of contamination near our wells. The assessment
Results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at

Ifyou have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Don Minchew at
(850)-639-2605. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. Ifyou want to
learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second and fourth
Monday of each month at 6:30 PMat City Hall.

The City of Wewahitchka routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and
State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our
monitoring for the period ofJanuary I to December 31, 2005. Data obtained before January 1, 2005, and
presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms
we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is altlwed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close
to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level ofa contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or
expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration ofa contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water
system must follow.
Picocurieper liter (pC/L) measure ofthe radioactivity in water.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was notfound by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppn) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l): one part by weight ofanalyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l): one part by weight ofanalyte to I billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level ofa disinfectant allowed in drinking water. here is convincing
evidence that addition ofa disinfectant is necessary for control ofmicrobial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is rio known or
expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use ofdisinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides
and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling
point, depending on the sampling frequency.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of MLICL Likely Source of
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) Dec-03 N 2.8 N/A 0 1 Erosionof natural
Radium 226 or combined Erosion of natural
radium (pCi/) Mar-03 N 1.42 N/A 0 5 deposits
radium (pCi/I) deposits
Inorganic Contaminants
Discharge of drilling
Barium (ppm) Mar-03 N 0.019 N/A 2' 2 .wstet; discharge from
metal refineries; erosion
of natural deposits
Erosion of natural
deposits; water additive
Fluoride (ppm) Mar-03 N 0.96 N/A 4 4.0 which promotes stron
teeth, discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
i Salt water itrusion,
Sodium (ppm) Mar-03 N 44 N/A N/A 160 a i
leaching from soil
No. of
Containant and Unit Dates of AL 90th sampling AL
ofMeasuremen sampling Volation Percentile sites MCLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
of M(myr.) YN Result exceeding Level)
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
Copper (tap water) Jun-Sep N 0.081 0 of 10 1.3 1.3 of natural deposits; leaching from wood
(PIm) 03 preservatives
Lead (tap water) Jun-Sep N 0.80 0 of0 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion
(ppb) 03 of natural deposits

TTHMs and Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
For the following parameters monitored under Stage 1 D/DBP regulations, the level detected is the highest annual average (running annual average -
*RAA) of the quarterly averages of Chlorine and the annual averageof the quarterly averages of Haloacetic Acids and TTHM. Range of Results is
the range of results (lowest to highest) at the individual sampling sites.
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or
Unitof sampling V ion Detected of MRDL MRDL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N Results
Chlorine (ppm) 0 R063 0.38-1 M4 MRDL= 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
Haloacetic Acids
ie) (HAA) Aug-05 N 2.3 NA NA MCL= 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5) (Ppb/
TTHM [Total
trihalomethanes] Aug-05 N 17.4 NA NA MCL= 80 By-productofdrinking.waterdisinfection

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds,
reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it
dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up
substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

.Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment
plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result
from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and.gas
production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban
Ssormnwater nrutnoi and residential uses.
(D) : Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are
by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas
stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas
production and mining activities. '
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the
amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must
provide the same protection for public health.

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

Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In
order to Maintain a safe and dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make improvements that
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Great Dane
"Can detect seizures
before they happen."
Mark & Debbie Rogers

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On the Market, Arizona Chemical Still Looks Forward

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Consider it a plug-in
Renuz-it canister on steroids.
Many who have driven reg-
ularly over the George Tapper
Bridge between Highland View
and Port St. Joe may well have
noticed that the climb and
descent are a bit less odifer-
ous since February.
That is when, at consider-
able expense in dollars and
labor, the Arizona Chemical
plant placed a lid over its skim
pond, a 110-by-40-foot body
of water, where petroleum is
"skimmed" from wastewater
from the plant.
The cover is intended to
reduce the amount of odor
leaking into the air. That odor
has long been a source of dis-
may to those who live near the
plant as well as passersby as
they ride over the bridge into
So, with 16 individual
fiberglass panels connected
together to form a canopy over
the pond, Arizona Chemical
officials believe they are head-
ed toward being less offensive
neighbors for local nasal pas-
"The skim pond is
believed to be the most serious
source of odors," said Arizona
Chemical environmental spe-
cialist Richard Lee. "I believe
the odors have been reduced.

"Not only did we reduce
odors, but it appears we are
doing a pretty good job of
separating the oil from the
Arizona Chemical's sister
plant will install a similar cov-
ering over its skim pond later
this year, an effort which Port
St. Joe plant manager Randy
Brockman noted was accom-
plished in Port St. Joe at no
small expense.
At least some local folks
have noticed the "difference,
particularly as temperatures
have warmed, which in years
past typically meant that odors
emanating from the plant
tended to linger in the heavy
humid air.
* "You used to smell it all
the time," said Damon McNair,
who lives not far from the
plant and is a member of the
Arizona Chemical Community
Advisory Council. "Now, I don't
smell it hardly at all."
Sonny Chafin, anoth-
er member of the Advisory
Council, said, "It's definitely
better than it was a year ago."
Lee emphasized that the
skim pond cover was only part
of a process to address the
smells wafting out from the
plant, which makes resins and
other products, such as bases
for glues.
"We are not done with
odors," Lee said.

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Covering the skim pond
is one of several projects
the plant is undertaking to
streamline business, reduce
costs and improve efficien-
cy, all while the plant and
Arizona Chemical, a division
of International Paper,, as a
whole is on the market for
"If we are making money,
whether we are sold or not,
we'll, still be here," Brockman
said. "We are still on the mar-
ket. When (a sale) happens,
that's what I'll focus on. Until.
then I have to focus on this
Among ongoing initia-
Plant officials are focus-

ing on bringing down energy
costs, essential for a company
whose products are petro-
leum based. Petroleum costs,
Brockman noted, are twice
what they were just 18 months
The first phase of this
"improvement project" was
implemented in-February and
involved reducing natural gas
usage by essentially devising a
method by which steam in the
cooling tower was captured
and re-used for heat in other
parts of the plant.
A second phase will be
put in place this summer and
much of this work ties to the
Performance Track Program, a
voluntary program sponsored
by the U.S. Environmental

Protection Agency in which
Arizona Chemical's 14 plants
The company has reduced
by 10-15 percent its biological
discharge into the water sys-
tem by managing waste better,
treating it more efficiently and
removing more oils, Brockman
Use of natural gas and
electricity has been reduced
through more efficient and
streamlined operations and
water use is also falling. '
"We are using half. of
the water we used to use,"
.Brockman said. "We are on a
downward track.
"We are doing some good
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round living or weekend getaways.

Prices ii", ,t $795,000.

For more information on The Hammocks at St Joseph Bay, contact Mitch Burke at 850.229.2906.

LAKE WIMICO PRESERVE, a St.Joe fo'.idJ'.- ild Property, offers five 500+/- acre
tracts adjacent to Florida's Box R Ranch Wildlife Management Area. Located on the
border of Gulf and Franklin Counties, this property is adjacent to Lake Winmico and is
two miles from.St.Vincent Sound.

Prices starting at $970,000.
For more information on Lake Wimico Preserve, contact Tom Berger at 1.866.335.1507.

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year and almost twice that
amount, $1.6 million, next
year by tweaking operations
for improved efficiency.
Plant officials are reducing
contractor costs by examining
what tasks previously contract-
ed out could be accomplished
by full-time plant personnel,
Brockman said.
Shift reports are done
each shift, with notable events
and benchmarks handed over
from supervisor to supervisor
for continuity, better commu-
nication and focus. Tasks are
being measured to assess effi-
ciency and areas for improve-
"It's helping us make
decisions based on facts,"
Brockman said. "We are try-
ing to increase the number of
decisions that are correct."
All that crunching will
result, officials believe, in the
ultimate outcome of producing
more in less time.
For instance, the batch
time for just one of the plant's
products has been reduced
,from 27 hours to 21 hours,
Brockman noted.
The plant, which saw
its phenomenal five-year accil
dent-free streak end last year,
has now gone more than six
months without an accident,
and has moved two employ-
ees into apprentice programs
the first in 10 years which
,can be linked to the concept of
eliminating some work which
must be contracted out.
"We are still so early in
the (improvement) process, we
are still scratching our, heads
a little," said production man-
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Lee added, "We're not
where we need to be yet, but
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Buying and Selling During Hurricane Season

By Charles J. Kovaleski
The past few weeks have
brought distressing news from
the disaster planners at the
National Hurricane Center: A
very active hurricane season is
looming, one that is projected
to see 13 to 16 named storms
form over the North Atlantic
over the next six months. For
those of us residing in vulnera-
ble coastal regions, the images
of hurricanes Katrina, Jeanne,
Frances and Wilma linger as
we head into the 2006 hurri-
cane season.
We've been preparing for
large storms in Florida for
decades stocking water, bat-
teries and other essentials
at the first sign of a tropical
depression. But the recent
and widespread hurricane-
related destruction has many
of us on edge.
Of course, life goes on dur-
ing the summer months-people
are still enjoying the weather,
taking vacations, working in
the garden and going to the
beach. And Floridians are still
buying and selling property at
a healthy rate during one of
the busiest times of the year in
the real estate market.
But considering the vast
devastation that has occurred
during the past two hurricane
seasons, buying or selling a
home takes on a different
dimension when it comes to
protecting our families and
our property.
For buyers, the destructive
potential of hurricanes and
related wind and flood dam-
age remind us to look beyond
the aesthetics of a new home,
and to thoroughly investigate a
structure's safety and stability
in the event of a major storm.
For sellers, recent storms
force us to make decisions
about what should be dis-
closed to potential buyers
about hurricane-related dam-
age and repairs that may have
occurred as recently as last
If you are unfortunate
enough to be under contract
when a hurricane strikes, ask
your real estate ,attorney to
check the purchase document
for disaster-related repair con-
tingencies that uiilht affect the-
home's pli rlie hse
Depending on when the:
storm strikes in your escrow
process, be prepared for re-
inspections and -repairs fol-
lowing a major storm, which

can affect everything from
your closing date to the final
price of the home.
If you are considering buy-
ing or selling a home during
the next six months, consult
with your real estate attorney
about adding storm-related
contingencies into the con-
tract-which has become much
more of a common practice in
the past three years.
Use the following guide-
lines as you buy or sell Florida
property this summer:
If you're buying. The qual-
ity of a home's construction, of
course, is the most important
indicator of its ability to with-
stand hurricane-force winds.
A solidly built concrete block
home with a new roof, impact-
resistant windows and hurri-
cane shutters offers the most
Building requirements
changed in 1994. Since then,
builders have been required
to construct homes that can
withstand winds up to 140
miles per hour ,,.,:Broward
and 146 miles per hour in
Miami-Dade County.
Also consider:
The home's proxim-
ity to-the coast, which can
mean increased vulnerability
to a hurricane's storm surge.
Property located on the beach
also has a much higher risk of
wind damage. If you must buy
near the beach, be sure the
home's construction is solid
and complies with all current
building codes for hurricane
The area's drainage and
elevation, since homes built on
a low-lying lot or on land with
poor drainage are more likely
to suffer potential flood dam-
age. Ask your Realtor to check
if the area you are considering
has ever flooded, and be on
the lookout for remnants of
previous flood damage in the
The condition of the
home's yard, as healthy, well-
maintained trees and bushy

shrubs can act as a buffer
against high winds while over-
grown or unhealthy trees can
topple onto roofs or become
projectiles during a hurricane.
;.f you are considering home
'that needs extensive yard
'work, make it a priority to
clean up the yard if you are
moving in during hurricane
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cages and screen enclosures,
which can crumple and fly into
homes around them during
high winds. When consider-
ing a home with any of these
kinds of structures, be sure to
replace or reinforce them.
Although it may cost a
bit more, many buyers bring
in their own registered home
inspector to examine safety-
related issues. A shortage of
reputable and experienced
repairmen forced many hom-
eowners to contract with tran-
sient or inexperienced workers
who may have done shoddy
If you're selling. Seller
disclosure standards in
Florida cover obvious defects,
which' are visible to the buyer;
and material defects, which
are not readily visible, such as
an issue with the roof or a hid-
den crack in the foundation.
If you have any ques-




tions about what should and
shouldn't be disclosed, ask
your real estate attorney for
some guidelines. A good rule
of thumb is to disclose any
damage or defects that you
would want to know about
when buying your next home.
Sellers should be willing
to volunteer hurricane-related
problems such as:
Malfunctions in the
major systems of the home
that may have been caused
by last year's storms, includ-
ing the foundation, plumbing,
electrical system, heating and
air conditioning, siding, win-
dows, doors, walls and ceil-
Any additional damage
to property due to the storm
and subsequent flooding;
Environmental haz-
ards such as mold, which can
become a problem if a home
becomes flooded in the after-

math of a hurricane;
Work completed with-
out building permits, such as
carpentry or plumbing jobs
that were required following a
major storm.
As a seller, you are only
required to disclose a home's
defects, not to necessarily fix
them. As long as you are hon-
est and up-front with the new
owner, you are not liable if the
buyer decides against making
fixes to damages in the future.
If, however, an undisclosed
defect is discovered later, the
seller could be sued for mis-
representing the condition of
the home. A defect can also
become a negotiating point for
the final home price, with the
cost of repairs or replacement
factored into the agreed-upon
asking price.
As recent hurricane sea-
sons punctuated, all of Florida
is vulnerable to storms and

hurricanes-both on and off the
coast. Whether you are buy-
ing or selling your home, be
prepared when the weather-
man points to the next tropical
Charles J. Kovaleski
is president of Orlando-
Fla.-based Attorneys' Title
Insurance Fund, Inc., (The
Fund) the leading title insur-
ance underwriter in Florida
and the sixth largest title
insurance company in the
country. The Fund has been
in business for more than
50 years and supports a
network of more than 6,000
attorney agents statewide
who practice real estate law
and issue title insurance.,
The Fund underwrites more
than 300,000 title insurance
policies for owners and lend-
ers in Florida every year. For
more information, visit www.

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Hurricane Protection

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
June 1 marked the offi-
cial beginning of the hurricane
season. Although we haven't
had a hurricane this season it
doesn't hurt to be prepared.
The arrival of hurri-
cane season signals the need
to develop some contingen-
cy plant to guard our lives
and property from powerful
winds and flooding rains.
Ornamental plants and other
landscape objects are espe-
cially vulnerable.
One of the most impor-
tant protective measures is to
stake down any new trees and
shrubs on your home grounds.
By "new" we mean any small
trees or large shrubs you've
planted within the past year.
The stakes should be tow or
three feet long. You'll need
three or four per tree. Drive
them into the soil to a depth of
18 to 24 inches, slanting them
away from the tree a 45-degree
angle. This will make them
more secure and less likely to
be pulled out.
How far you place the
stake from a tree will depend
on its size. A general rule is
to locate the stakes the same
distance from the base of the
tree as the height above the
ground at which you plant to
attach the guide wires. To
secure the wire and keep them

from slipping off, make notch-
es in the stakes a few inches
from the top of each. Then,
attach wires in these notch-
es, and run them to appoint
about two-thirds up the trunk.
Before attaching the wires to
the tree, run them through
lengths of garden hose to pro-
tect the bark. Now, tighten the
wires enough to prevent exces-
sive tree movement, but not so
high that they may break or,
worse yet, cause the tree to
break in high winds.
In addition to staking and
guying small trees and shrubs,
you should inspect larger trees
for broken, dead, or damaged
limbs, and remove these as
soon as possible. Hurricane
winds can tear such limbs from
a tree, and turn them into dan-
gerous projectiles. However,
remember that it is not a good
idea to prune healthy branch-
es before a hurricane, because
this encourages new growth,
which is very vulnerable to
wind damage. During the
storm season, it is especially
important to keep roof gut-
ters clear of leaves, twigs, and
other debris. Drainage should
be at its best to cope with
heavy hurricane rains.
If you have hanging bas-
kets, tubs plants, or large pot-
ted plants on exposed porch-
es or patios, they should be
moved indoors ahead of the

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storm. Hurricane winds can
damage or completely destroy
both exposed plants and con-
tainers. Other loose items,
which can be hurled about,
such as lawn furniture, garden
tools, toys, and garbage cans,
also should be brought inside
before strong winds strike.
In addition to being severely
damaged or destroyed, such
objects can become lethal fly-
ing objects during a hurri-
While we all hope our
state avoids serious hurricane
damage this season, it's still
very important to be prepared.
So, check your home grounds
thoroughly, keeping our pre-
cautionary pointers in mind.
And, if you detect potential
dangers, take corrective action

Farmstead Open for
The St. Joe Company
and Southern Progress
Corporation announced
today that the 2006 Southern
Living and Progressive Farmer
Idea House & Farmstead
at WhiteFence Farms, Red
Hills will be open for pub-
lic tours from Saturday, June
10 through Sunday, October
1, 2006. The Idea House &
Farmstead will be featured in
the August 2006 issues of two
SouthernProgress Corporation
publications, Southern Living
and Progressive Farmer.
WhiteFence Farms, Red Hills,
is located in southeastern
Leon County just eight miles
from downtown Tallahassee
and a short 45-mile drive from
the coast.
Developed and designed
to recreate an "old farm and
equestrian" feel, WhiteFence
Farms is one of JOE's imagi-
native new real estate offerings
within the company's 'New
Ruralism' portfolio of prod-
ucts. WhiteFence Farms offers
privacy, beauty, large spaces
and a way to live in harmo-

ny with nature and the land
that was once at the heart of
America's farms, ranches and
rural communities. Sales at
WhiteFence Farms, Red .Hills
are expected to begin in 2007.
"JOE is using WhiteFence
Farms to help define New
Ruralism, a development phi-
losophy that responds to the
desire for a simpler way of
life," said Everitt Drew, presi-
dent of St. Joe Land Company.
"We are pleased to work with
Southern Living and The
Progressive Farmer to bring
this important concept to mil-
lions of Americans looking for
the freedom and elbow room
to pursue their passions while
enjoying the scenic beauty of
the land."
The Idea House is framed
by two clusters of century-old
live oaks, set in a meadow gen-
tly sloping down to a five-acre
pond. This 3,320 square-foot
home boasts four bedrooms,
three and one-half baths,
detached three-car garage,
mudroom with a shower, ken-
nel area and home office. The

Idea House is a contemporary
farmhouse tailored to fami-
lies with a desire for modern
farming activities such as veg-
etable and flower gardening.
The nearly six-acre farmstead
also includes a pond porch
overlooking the water and a
two-stall horse stable and tack
"We are pleased to work
with St. Joe on our first-ever
joint magazine Idea House
project for two of our top
Southern Progress titles," said
Bill McDougald, vice president
and executive director of the
Southern. Progress Homes
Group. "It's a great opportuni-
ty for readers of both Soutliher ii
Living and The Progressive
Farmer to see their favorite
magazines showcase New
Ruralism in action."
The design team for
the Idea House includes:
Builder Curtis Whigham
of Mad Dog Design &
Construction; Architects -
Steve Dumez and Mark Ripple
of Eskew+Dumez+ Ripple;
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The Florida Chamber of
Commerce today announced
it will make a free emergency
e-mail protection service avail-
able to all Florida businesses
during the 2006 Hurricane
Season. The "Digital Disaster
Preparedness" service is avail-
able to companies that have
an Internet domain name and
request the service online a
process that takes less than
10 minutes.
Developed in cooperation
with AppRiver, LLC, a FL-
based business email security
services provider, the "Digital
Disaster Preparedness" ser-
vice will protect and preserve
email traffic if businesses' IT
infrastructures are vulnerable
to hurricane-related damage.
"If a hurricane threatens
server damage or power outag-
es without back-up, this is the
perfect system for ensuring
the continued flow of email,"
said Blake Gehres, Chief
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Chamber of Commerce.
"Businesses can avoid dis-
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for the duration of any outages
at no cost by taking advantage
of this service."
"We're pleased to be
partnering with AppRiver to
help other Florida business-
es protect critical operations
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season," Mr. Gehres added.
"AppRiver is a Florida technol-
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Virginia and England until that
company's email servers are
fully functioning or the com-
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opportunities," said Michael
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and want to offer protection
to other companies in Florida
that may be especially vulner-
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or in size from three to
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o just over four acres.
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Florida's Climate Leads to Summer Rains

by Dr. James O'Brien
The drought conditions
that have plagued our state
for the last several weeks have
affected our homes, business-
es and daily lives in many
ways, the most notable being
increased wildfire activity, par-
ticularly along the 1-95 cor-
ridor in East Central Florida.
This dry weather is ultimate-
ly rooted in the climate pat-
terns that develop over several
months stretching from the
Pacific Ocean to the Sunshine
State. Climatologists moni-
tor weather trends and the
state of the Pacific Ocean and
are able to predict seasonal
climate patterns up to several
months in advance.
While it is impossible
to predict exactly when the
summer rains will come,
climatologists examine his-
torical patterns and current
weather conditions to proj-
ect the probability that those
weather changes may occur.
Climatoligical studies are not
taken lightly, and many in the
field spend considerable time
providing forecast information
resources to our local officials,
fire personnel, farmers, and'
citizens. Our data is drawn
from weather monitoring facil-
ities located throughout our
state, reported in real-time to
climate and weather analysts

You too can have
in paradise

who can make changes and
updates to their analysis.
Historically, Florida has
always been noted for warm,
dry winters that lead to wet
summers. As residents of this
beautiful state, we are well
aware that our warm winters
provide incredible weather
conditions while our neigh-
bors to the north freeze, and
our summers produce rains
that generate lush plant life for
our homes and farms.
Examining our seasons
from a multitude of factors
is paramount to climatolo-
gists. Among these factors,
the surface temperature of the
tropical Pacific Ocean has the
strongest and most identifiable
influence on Florida 's season-
al climate patterns. El Niio
refers to warmer than normal
Pacific Ocean temperatures
and is well-known for bring-
ing copious rainfall and cooler
temperatures to the state in
the winter and spring sea-
sons. La Nifia refers to colder
than normal sea surface tem-
peratures in the same region
and corresponds to warmer
and relatively dry winter and
spring seasons. Neutral refers
to the ocean state when sea
surface temperatures are close
to normal. We have recently
transitioned from a period of
La Nifia, which was primarily

responsible for the dry condi-
tions the state experienced the
last few months, to Neutral,
which normalizes weather in
the summer with warm tem-
peratures and increased mois-
ture. As we move towards the
summer months, we can all
expect the weather to reflect
the hot and humid conditions
we have grown to love.
A closer examination
of Florida's current climate
reveals that the Neutral phase
we are currently under also
corresponds to variable tem-
peratures and rainfall pat-
terns that average out closer
to normal over the course of
the summer season. The after-
noon rains we are so accus-
tomed to sometimes take the
form of frequent thundershow-
ers, which typically begin later
this month or early June and
increase in frequency as the
summer progresses.
The current analysis indi-
cates that there is nothing
preventing seasonal thunder-
showers from arriving on time
and in adequate amounts.
For example, over the last
10 years, Florida's precipita-
tion from May to June has
increased every year, almost
seven inches last year alone.
"Normals," the short name for
the 30-year average, lists pre-
cipitation averages historically

an investment
with the

increasing from 3.74 to 7.35
inches from May to June. Last
year alone, rainfall increased
from 4.19 to 11.75 inches from
May to June. While historical
trends may vary, this analy-
sis clearly projects improve-
,ment in rainfall during this
dry period.
It should be reiterated that

the timing of exact weather
changes is difficult to ascer-
tain, but what should bring
comfort to us as Floridians is
that our climate, our long term
weather history, is steeped in
a pattern of dry winters and
rain filled summers. Those
projected rains will hopefully
bring relief to Florida's citi-

zens soon.
Dr. James O'Brien
is the Robert 0. Lawton
Distinguished Professor of
Meteorology & Oceanography
at Florida State University.
He also serves as Director
for the Center for Ocean-
Atmospheric Prediction

2006 Florida Drought Information

Current droun lll conditions in Florida impact wildfire activity and agriculture.
Prediicions for precipitation relief are inconclusive and vary. but several respected
Climate Cenicrs forecast positive changes in the near figure. Below are some points of
intirnailiolln n tie c rent drolight status.

We have recently transitioned from a period of La Nifia, which was pri-
marily responsible for the dry conditions the state experienced the last few
months, to Neutral. which normalizes weather in the summer with warm
temperatures and increased moisture.
Current dry conditions brought by La Nifia have left fields and forests
dry entering planting and wildfire seasons.
La Nila brings drier than normal conditions (30%-40%) and warmer
temperatures from November through April.
The transition from La Niria to Neutral status has lessened drought
The Keetch-Byram Drought Index KBDI is incorporated to assess
drought conditions used to forecast wildfire and agricultural impact.
Probabilities are accurate to within plus/minus 10%.
KBDI's status of "Severely Dry" and "Extremely Dry" conditions in Florida
are projected to diminish from June to July, as forecasted rains arrive:
KBDI projections for July indicate fewer Florida counties listed as an
"Above normal risk" with forecasted rains arriving.
The Southeast Climate Consortium is comprised of the Center of Ocean-
A atmospheric Prediction Studies at Florida State University, the University
of Florida, the University of Miami, the University of Georgia, Auburn
University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
The Southeast Climate Consortium is supported by NOAA, the US
Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency. and the US Department
of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension

Source: Southeast Climate Consortium and NOAAL

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT lawsuit will be mailed to the decedent's estate on whom a Publish May 18 through June 8 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 and will isms on the surface. Florida Transportation Corridor
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL address on record at the clerk's copy of this notice is served NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED be opened and read aloud on It shall be applied with a Authority will be held on
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF office. must file their claims with this NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS June 20, 2006 at 6:15 "no pressure" application and Tuesday, June 13,2006 at 10:00
COUNTY, FLORIDA WARNING: Rule 12.285, court WITHIN THE LATER OF BIDS p.m. Eastern Time. should leave the surface clean a.m. at the Panama City Hall,
Florida Family Law Rules of 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE The City of Port St. Joe will The City of Port St. Joe will Publish June 8, 2006 and sterile, and inhibit re- Commission Meeting Room, 9
CASE NO: 05-239DR Procedure, requires certain OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION receive sealed bids from any receive sealed bids from any growth. Harrison Avenue, Panama City,
automatic disclosure of docu- OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS qualified person, company or qualified person, company or NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED Successful bidder will FL This meeting is for the
JOHN A. WEILAND, Petitioner ments and information. Failure AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE corporation interested in con- corporation interested in con- BIDS adhere to all D.E.P. and OSHA specific purpose of establish-
and to comply can result in sanc- OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE structing the following projects: structing the following projects: CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, standards and must be pre- ing a list of the highest ranked
JACQUELYN GAYLE WEILAND, tions, including dismissal or ON THEM. FLORIDA qualified with the Gulf County firms responding to the RFQ
Respondent. striking of pleadings. Dated All other creditors of the LAMAR FAISON FIELDS LAMAR FAISON FIELDS School Board. for Transportation Engineering
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR 5/9/06. decedent and persons having IRRIGATION TENNIS COURT The City of Wewahitchka Closing date for accepting Services. Any person requiring
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE Clerk of Circuit Court. claims or demands against will accept SEALED BIDS bids is June 15, 2006, 12:00 special accommodations to par-
TO: JACQUELYN GAYLE By Jasmine Hysmith, Deputy decedent's estate must file their Work consists of:Work consists of: on a Walk Behind Trencher. noon. If you have any ques- ticipate in this meeting is asked
WEILAND, Clerk. claims with this court WITHIN 3 Providing irrigation to field Construction two double Specifications can be obtained tions contact Greg Layfield, to advise the Corridor Authority
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that Pubish: May 18 through June MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF #2 and irrigation valve reloca- tennis courts on an existing from the City Clerk at the City Maintenance Coordinator at least 48 hours before the
an action has been filed against 15 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF tions for field #1. 120' x 120' asphalt base. The Hall at 109 South Second Street Gulf County Schools at 150 meeting by contacting JoAnn
you and that you are required THIS NOTICE. Plans and specifications can construction will include the in Wewahitchka, FL. All Middle School Road, Port St. Hofstad at 850-833-9328 or
to serve a copy of your written IN THE FOURTEENTH ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., installation of an acrylic sur- bids must be clearly marked Joe, FL 32456 phone number joann.hofstad@myfloridahouse.
defenses, if any, to it on John JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, face, lines, net post, nets, 10' "SEALED BID" and must be (850) 229-8369 gov.
Arthur Weiland whose address FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF NOT WITHSTANDING THE Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. vinyl fence with gates, and other received by the City Clerk at the Bid #06-013 Publish June.8 2006
is 2817 Indian Pass Rd., Port COUNTY TIME PERIOD SET FORTH The bid must conform to Section needed installation accessories. City Hall in Wewahitchka prior Publish June 8 & 15, 2006
St. Joe, FL 32456 on or before In Re:Estate of ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on Plans and specifications can to 4:00 PM (CT) on Monday, PUBLIC NOTICE
3/10/06, and file the original James Bronzell Ward (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER public entity crimes, be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., June 26, 2006. Bids will be REQUEST TO RECEIVE BIDS Notice is hereby given that a
with the clerk of this Court Deceased. THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF The completion dates for 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, opened during the Regular The Gulf-County School Board meeting of The Northwest
at 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., File No. 06-34PR DEATH IS BARRED. this project are 180 days from Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. City Commission meeting on will receive bids until 9:00 a.m., Florida Transportation Corridor
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, before The date of the first pub- the Notice to Proceed date. The bid must conform to Section Monday, June 26, 2006. The ET on June 30, 2006 for the Authority will be held on
service on Petitioner or immedi- NOTICE TO CREDITORS location of this Notice is May Liquidated damages for fail- 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on City of Wewahitchka reserves following School Food Service Thursday, June 15, 2006 at
ately thereafter. If you fail to 18, 2006. ure to complete the project on public entity crimes, the right to award the bid to items: Processed and Frozen/ 10:00 a.m.at the Gulf Breeze
do so, default may be entered The administration of Attorney for Personal the specified date will be set at The completion dates for the lowest and best price in the Chilled Food Items, Bread City Hall, Council Chambers,
against you for the relief the estate of James Bronzell Representative: $50.00 per day. this project are 90 days from the opinion of the Wewahitchka City Products, Ice Cream, Milk, Non- 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf
demanded in the petition. Ward, deceased, File Number David C. Gaskin Please indicate on the enve- Notice to Proceed date. Commissioners. Food and Cleaning Supplies. Breeze, FL. Any person requiring
Copies of all court docu- 06-34PR, is pending in the Florida Bar No. 027928 lope that this is a sealed bid, Liquidated damages for fail- Interestedparties should contact special accommodations to par-
ments in this case, including Circuit Court for Gulf County, P.O. Box 185 the bid number and what the ure to complete the project on Gwen Exley Bill Carr, Director of Support ticipate in this meeting is asked
orders, are available at the Clerk Florida, Probate Division, the Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 bid is for. the specified date will be set at .City Clerk Services, Gulf County Schools, to advise the Corridor Authority
of the Circuit Court's office. You address of which is Gulf County 850/639-2266 Bids will be received until $50.00 per day. Publish June 8 and 15, 2006 150 Middle School Road, Port at least 48 hours before the
may review these documents Courthouse, Probate Division, 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Please indicate on the enve- St. Joe, FL 32456 or telephone meeting by contacting JoAnn
upon request. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Personal Representatives: June 20, 2006 at the City lope that this is a sealed bid, NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS (850) 229-8256 to obtain bid Hofstad at 850-833-9328 or
You must keep the Clerk names and addresses of the James H. Ward, Sr. of Port St. Joe, P.O. Box 278, the bid number and what the The Gulf County School information and instructions, joann.hofstad@myfloridahouse.
of the Court's office notified personal representative and the 5347 Highway 71 S 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., bid is for. Board is accepting bids to clean Publish June 8, 2006. gov.
of any current address. (You personal representative's attor- Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 and will Bids will be received until the "Dome Roof" at Port St. Joe Publish June 8, 2006
must file Notice of Current ney are set forth below, be opened and read aloud on 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on High School. PUBLIC NOTICE
Address, Florida Supreme Court All creditors of the dece- Iris Annell Causey June 20, 2006 at 6:15 June 20, 2006 at the City The cleaning will be done Notice is hereby given that
Approved Family Law Form dent and other persons having 835 Tillman Rd p.m. Eastern Time. of Port St. Joe, P.O. Box 278, with a chemical designed to a meeting of the Executive
12.915.) Future papers, in this claims or'demands against the. Pavo, Georgia 31778 Publsih June 8, 2006 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., eradicate organic living organ- Committee of The Northwest

Gulf County Board of County

Commission Meeting Minutes

PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA that the Gulf County Communi- the costs from Secondary Road Commissioner Traylor mo- SCHOOL ommended that the Board re- Chairman McLemore report- Emergency Management

MARCH 1, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in workshop session
with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Clerk
Becky Norris, Deputy Clerk Kari
Summers, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Planner
David Richardson, Sheriff Dal-
ton Upchurch,. Sheriffs Office
Jail Administrator Otto Cook.
Chairman McLemore called
the workshop to order at 7:00
p.m., E.T.
Chairman McLemore dis-
cussed the transition of the
jail, stating that there are a few.
questions that the Board needs
answered. liams entered the meeting at
7:03 p.m.>' Sheriff Upchurch
appeared before the Board and
discussed that there is a prob-
lem with the booking program,
-hibh iis tied intr the dirp tch
center, and i1 Itl; l i' cl .'i,-mierr
sensitive. He stated that the jail
computer would be eliminated
out of the law enforcement sys-
tem, and the County will have to
have their own program. Sheriff
Upchurch stated that they have
two vacant positions at this
time, but he will allow the Board
to fill these positions. Sheriff Up-
church stated that $393,957.00
was appropriated in the.budget,
and he draws $32,829.75 per
month for corrections. Chair-
man McLemore inquired if the
law enforcement budget is being
used for corrections, and Sher-
iff Upchurch stated that during
the budget hearings he informed
the Board that law enforcement
funds have been used to balance
the budget. Commissioner Tray-
lor inquired if the $32,829.75
includes the two t/ew.employees
that the Board will hire, and
Sheriff Upchurch stated, that
this is the amount they receive
each month to. run the jail (half
of the.budget amount is left).
Upon inquiry by Chairman
McLemore, Jail Administrator
Cook stated that he would need.
to consider his continued em-
ployment because he has retire-
ment, the drop program, and his
family, and if the Board decides
they do not want to run the jail,
he would not have a job. Com-
missioner Traylor stated that
nothing is guaranteed, and the
Board can not guarantee any-
thing. Mr. Cook stated that he is
unable to give the Board a deci-
sion at this time. Commissioner
Williams discussed that he is
concerned about the Boards'
decision to operate the jail, aid
that there ',hoi.d .a.e teen
more meetings on this issue. He
also stated that the Sheriff will
not be giving up any of his law
enforcement budget to cover the
short fall in corrections. Com-
missioner Traylor discussed
that the deficiencies have to be
corrected, and the Board will
have to spend money to correct
these deficiencies. Chairman
McLeinore inquired about trans-
port vehicles for corrections,
and Sheriff Upchurch stated
that corrections does not have
a vehicle. Chief Administrator
Butler inquired if the figures
presented to the Board cover
workers compensation, and
Sheriff Upchurch stated that he
could not give $100,000.00 for
workers compensation. Chair-
man:McLemore inquired about
Sthe office space at the jail being
utilized by the Sheriffs Office,
and. Sheriff Upchurch stated
that he does not have adequate
space right now. Chief Adminis-
trator Butler discussed-that they
would need the funds budgeted
for corrections to run the jail.
Commissioner Peters inquired
if the Sheriff could answer any
of the questions presented on
the memo to the Board regard-
ing employees, and Sheriff Up-
'church stated that he.does not
anticipate a problem with the
employees in this transition Ai.
ter .further discussion, Cou~r,nt
Attorney McFarland, discussed
that there are a lot of issues that
'will have to be worked out. Com-
missioner Barnes discused tht
the Board.needs Jani Adminis.
trator Cook to run the jail.
Darnie? Bolden, of Gulf
Counr, C D C., appeared before
the Board and discussed the
Commarun Land Trust, aLating
^ .

ty Development Corporation has
been working closely with thi
affordable housing coalition. He
stated that they are looking a
strategies to find available lane
that could, be put into a com
munity land trust, and remain
affordable for many years. Mr
Bolden discussed that they have
hired consultant Michael Brows
from Burlington Associates
He also stated that community
trust land can be donated by
Municipality, County Commis
sion or any government agency
and it would remain in the trus
for ninty-nine years. Mr. Bolder
discussed that once the house
is built on the trust, the com
munity land trust has the obli
gation to be involved in the ac
tual ownership. Commission:
Williams discussed that this is
a great opportunity for citizens
to have a chance for affordable
housing. Commissioner Peters
inquired as to how the taxes are
paid, and Mr. Bolden stated tha
the home taxes would be pai(
separate from the land taxes
Commissioner Peters discussed
that he would like to see mor
I: -.:.;1: : ;1 ; Ei '. ,:,j .. '.. ,r
f," ra0e .:",u :ni j'- lut': r,'
Tre.e ,'eri r.. rI'n er t..:.
ness, the workshop did then ad
journ at 8:15 p.m., E.T.




MARCH 7, 2006

The Gulf County Board o
County Commissioners ,me
this date .in special session
with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bil
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, and Jerry W
Barnes. Peters, Jr. was absent>.
Others present were: Coun
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland
Clerk Executive Administrato:
Towan :..:.pirnal Depu-r, Cler
Kari Summers, Adminir ah,
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens
Building Official Brad Bailey
'Building Inspeotor Lee Collin
sworth, Building Plans Exam
iner George Knight, Emergency
Management Director Marshal
Nelson, Grant Writer Rosa Fel
trop, Human Resources Directo:
Denise Manuel, Planner Davi
Richardson, Road Departmen
Superintendent Bobby Knee
F.:.lid Wasie Director Joe Dan
lord, Shenri Dalton Upchurch
Sheriffs Office Captain Bobby
Plair, and Sheriffs Office Majo:
Joe Nugent.
Ch tin m McLemore called
th me. ing 1to orer at 2 O0
p.m., E.T.
Chairman McLemore re
Squested permission to advertise
to receive sealed bids for fencing
for the Honeyville Park. Comn
missioner Traylor motioned ti
approve this request. Commis
sioner Williams seconded thi
motion, and it passed unani
mously (4-0).
Chairman' McLemore- in
quired about in issue regarding
the dumping of sludge, and Sol
id Waste Director Danford dis
cussed that he has spoken with
D.E.P., and that they are inves
tigating this issue. Upon discus
sion about a letter from D.E.P
and upon inquiry, County Attor
ney McFarland suggested tha
the Board let D:E.P: handle this
S.B. 1827/H.B. 1287
Commissioner Williamt
presented and discussed H.B
1287 that has been introduced
stating it is an amendment fo:
citizens that were impacted by
the net ban. He reported tha
it would allow' multiple areas
along the coast to fall unde:
agricultural protection. Comr
missioner Williams motioned fo:
the County to send a letter to
Representative Bense request
ing his support of this bill. Comn
missioner Baines seconded thi
motion, and it passed unani
mously (4-0).
Commissioner Williams
discussed that the County it
making repairs to the ditch or
Americus Avenue, and have
had several culverts that have
collapsed in this-process. Corn
missioner Williams motioned to
repair these culverts and pay

s and Bridge Funds. Commis-
e sioner Barnes seconded the mo-
e tion, and it passed unanimously
t (4-0).
Chairman McLemore dis-
n cussed turning the jail over to
the Board, and requested that
e Sheriff Upchurch appear to dis-
n cuss the logistics and cost of
S the transfer. He discussed the
y impact on this will have, the
a County's Reserve Funds. Sher-
iff Upchurch discussed that the
Board needs to delay this tran-
t sition until the new fiscal year.
n Chairman McLemore recom-
e mended that the Board leave op-
eration of the jail with the Sher-
iff at this time. Commissioner
Williams then motioned for the
r Sheriff to continue operating the
s jail. Commissioner Barnes sec-
s onded the motion. Commission-
e er Traylor stated that the Chair-
s man and the Vice Chairman
e should make bi-weekly routine
t visits to the jail. After further
d discussion, this recommenda-
S tion was included in the motion,
d and it passed unanimously (4-
e 0). Chairman McLemore then
recommended that the Board
receive bids for plumbing and
the roof. C ..iTin;-rr :-r:iri .'.'lllaJT i
motioned I.:. id,.-me to1 rcei.e
bids for plumbing and roof re-
pair. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
Administrative Staff As-
sistant Stephens reported that
Commissioner Peters has re-
queeed r,or the Board to send
a letter dIrn Ij the Department
of Corrections requesting they
meet with him to discuss op-
tions for a new jail, and to. ap-
prove this travel. Commissioner,
f Traylor then motioned to ap-
t prove this request, for the letter
S and for the travel, for Commis-
sioners that wishes to attend
this meeting. Commissioner Wil-
l. iams seconded 'the motion, and
s it passed unanimously (4-0).
^n .Chairman McLemore dis-
cussed having Luthus Hand's
work crew clean the offices and
the front of the jail. Commis-
S sioner Williams discussed that
a maintenance plan needs to be
S established for the jail. Chair-
man McLemore -recommended
that the 'Sheriff ivork with Ad-
S ministrative Staff Assistant Ste-
phens to coordinate a mainte-
y nance schedule.
1 Commissioner Williams in-
Squired about emergency bids
S for the contract work on the
d jail, and Commissioner Traylor
t motioned to receive bids for the
plumbing and roof repair on an
. emergency basis. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
y and it passed unanimously (4-
S 0):
There being no further busi-
d 'ness, the meeting did then ad-
jbun at 2:20 p.m., E.T.


e MARCH 14, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
g date in regular session with
the following members present:
Chairman Carmen L. McLemore,
S Vice Chairman Bill Williams,
and' Commissioners Billy E.
Traylor, and Nathan Peters, Jr.
was absent>.
t Others present were: Coun-
s ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Finance Officer Carla
Hand, Clerk Executive Admin-
s istrator Towan Kopinsky, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Ad-
ministrator StaffAssistant Lynn
r Stephens, Chamber of Com-
y merce Director Sandra Chafin,
t Emergency Management Sec-
s retary Stephanie Richardson,
r G.I.S. Director Larry Davis, Hu-
S man Resources Director Denise
r Manuel, Mosquito Control Su-
o pervisor Mark Cothran, County
Probation Officer Tim Mims,
S Public Works Director Gerald
e Shearer, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the
s meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
s E.T.
n Rey. Ted Lovelace opened
e the meeting with prayer, and
e Major Nugent led the Pledge of
S Allegiance to the Flag.

tioned to approve the follow-
ing Consent Agenda items, and
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion. Commis-
sioner Peters requested removal
of Page 83 (Item #13). This being
agreeable, the motion did then
pass unanimously (4-0).

1. Minutes February
28, 2006 Special Meeting
February 28, 2006
Regular Meeting
.- March 1, 2006 -
March 7, 2006
Special Meeting

2. Agreement St. Jo-
seph Peninsula Dune Restora-
tion & Beach Restoration
Feasibility Study
(D.E.P. Contract No. H5GUI/
Amendment 2)
3. Agreement FL
Dept. of Juvenile Justice (In-
teragency Agreement)
4. B.C.C. Correspon-.
dence C.D.B.G. #06DB-89-09-
32-01-N35 Requ:: ,'.-,r F.u-,a

5. Invoice Bay
Medical Center 'FC'PA

4, : ..',.''44 $299.88 /
#05348-00571 $199.92 /
#05354-00217 $299.88 /
#05363-00335 $199.92 /
#06001-00567 *\ $399.84 /
#06003-00111 $99.96 to be
paid from Account #51462-
Coppins Monroe Adkins
Dincman & Spellman At-Large
Wide Voting 'Litigation
($876.98 to be paid from Ac-,
count #21111-31200)
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (February, 2006 *
$6,825.72 to be paid from Ac-
count #21314-31100)
Gulf County
C.D.C. S.H.I.P. Program EC-
penses ($2,500.00)
MRD Associates,
Inc. Erosion Control IPr,:iject
#05-210.1 #454 72'4 .0 7i
/ Project #457 $42,454.34 to
be paid from Account #43137-
6. Mosquito Control -
Junk/Advertise to sell 2 old ULV
Purchase Stereoscope for
Mosquito ID (Sole Source item *

7. Payment Request/
Budget Amendment Supervi-
sor of Elections (Permission for
Board to reimburse Gulf .Coun-
ty Health Department for 50% of
utilities costs at the new loca-

8. Purchase Request -
Public Works Dept. Hurricane
Safety Equipment (2 Change-
able Message Signs $26,200.00
"*' to be Ptcchased on D.O.T.
State Contract)
Public Works Dept. (1
new D5N LGP Track type
Tractor $115,579.00, on
an emergency basis/ Trade in
old D5 Dozier)

9. S.H.I.P. Down
Payment/Purchase Assistance
($11,615.00 Ward)

10. S.H.I.P. Rehabili-
tation Assistance ($18,186.70
Anthony, Gallagher, Scroggins
/ $5,000.00 Arnold, Chism,

11. S.H.I.I Refund
Escrow Account ($7,900.00 -

12. Solid Waste Ad-
vertise for Bids Waste Tire Re-
Purchase Transport
Truck for Tub Grinder & Lo-Boy
and seek Financing (State Con-
Initiate Home Com-
posting Program (Solid Waste
Grant to pay Initial payment /
.Purchase price for residents will
be $35.00 Limit 2 per house-
Advertise for Bids
Backhoe Loader with Clam

"*DELETE* 13.
Supplemental Insurance Can-
cellation American Heritage
Life Insurance

14. Tourist Develop-
ment Tax Increase (1 cent)



Members of the Port St. Joe
Elementary School 4th Grade
Class appeared before the Board
to request a donation from the
Board for their field trip to St.
Augustine. Upon ;motion by
Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Boaid
agreed to donate $200.00 from
each district's special projects
funds ($1,000.00 total).
.AWARD BID #0506-17 /
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to award Bid #0506-17
for modernization of the elevator
in the Gulf County Courthouse
to Mowrey Elevator Company, in
the amount of $28,800.00 (low
bid to be paid :'om .r cl.r ti c
Grant Funds). ComrrTui.~lne-r
Traylor seconded the motion,
and :t p :':d unanimously (4-
Chief Administrator Butler
reported there will be a meeting
f r F. _,t r.r n ir;,r,'Frts. .,,r
Ara L:iti~ini i.sji., in Ebr3
r:... ..rr':. iflar-:h I'Eti. andl he
and Commissioner Traylor will
be attending the meeting. Upon
his discussion regarding sub-
Aiission of a roadway in Gulf*
l. ...,r i.. I..r.cLtu-. (Gull I:. Ba:.

c. iubnj runGif (t. ul S :-igh.a:,
7.. or the oruphole aj cU
ConmiU c;iner P Fierl *-D'-tin d

Segmiernt as dhe Counrr, '.a I
Fnor,'r, i'o r.iLundir C-:mm ni
Sloner Wlll na: seconded The
,molon. anid ai pa0 ed unsani
mously (4-0).
Chiel Admumistrat:r Butler
discussed Lhat the C:,unr, could
sale et eral 'itouland doUlaj b t,
parrha.sgmE ith maitnajs for the
:enre i:,r Hione\ti'ie Park and
hain-ig the v o rk create s do the in-
stallauuon i.ipon hi recommend
dau:,,n Ccmmriwsi-,-ner kWllijms
motioned to go outside ofthe
County bid policy (will be over
S1':. x'":' ''.'1. srid ree:'ie' rurin
qu.:.tes t.. o.taitr tiee best price
for the nen rac arnia Com.r
mira,.ncr TT' al'ir ae.:-indel the
mouor,, ar.d Ir passed wLuiar
moudl, 14-01
Chief Administrator Butler
reporitedthait Le environmental
permarriri need -for the beach
renourishment project iill be
approximately $50,000.00; He
stated that T.D.C. has commit-
ted $20,000.00, and the addi-
tional $30,000.00 can be met by
using, the $30,000:00 set aside
as the Coiunty's deductible for
cler-.p of the f.,iad Deparurernr
,cont arr uao,:.r slte Ithe Couirr,,
car. pro,'ide Lri.ord ser.icez ti
meet the deductible). Commis-
sioner Traylor then motioned to
proceed with the permitting, us-
ing the above funding method,
and Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion. Upon
discussion by C6mmissioner Pe-
ters that the County has spent
$2.5 million on beach renour-
ishment in the past 13 months,
Commissioner Traylor stated.
that those were State and Fed-
eral funds. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that this project
will extend from R75 to R105.5.
The motion then passed unani-
iously (4-0).
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator' Butler,
Commissioner Peters motioned
to recognize Port St. Joe City
Manager Lee Vincent as a Coun-
ty resident for the purpose of
obtaining a resident beach driv-
ing permit. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
for County Grant Writer Rosa
Feltrop to apply for a D.O.T.
Economic Development Trust
Fund Grant to pave the Buck-
horn Industrial Park Road.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that he met with Gene
Hanlon regarding the County
Road that encroaches onto his
property (impacts between 1/10
and 1/20 of an acre), and rec-

ceive an appraisal of the prop-
erty to determine if it would be
cheaper to purchase the prop-
erty versus relocating the road.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commission-
er Peters, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board approved this
recommendation; Chief Admin-
istrator Butler reported that this
is located at the intersection of
Brian Setterich Road and Plan-
tation Drive.
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the County re-
ceived bids for the septic tank
at Dead Lakes Park, but there is
a problem with the low bidder.
Brad Bailey, of Bailey & Sons,
in: appeared bei'.:.r the Board
to. discuss hai hie 1 nor i100%
o neTr of hiu btui;ris urerefore
ai pr..etris a connici of interest.
iror rum ls a C.:.uinn employee).
to submit bids on. County proj-
ect AJriter dts.:a.iiorn b:, Cour-
"ty.Atr.-rne., MctFaurl cil tr,ar Mfr
Ealce, bu'i.ieti : ril c.:.".
flict '..ir-.h ;ubm.rung -.d; minor
with his position as he does not
permit or regulate installation of
septic tank systems), Mr. Bailey
withdrew his bid. He then of-
!ere.i rt.: .nrit.l l td-i' epi.': i.'srrr.
'ree :'f c, h r Li' e C':,.-ir pur.
:ha:ei the maienil: C:TmmiS.
i-:ner r Tra, lr : d cl -th t e -.'i
che.l. on thete pnces
Chieei Admai atrauor Butler
reported tha C is not eelingr

meunEl n torih benaae h-ad
" .iIh ri" v'e tfor a doctor' ap-
p..inrmeni ir, Tarmpa -
Chef Ammi,sirator Butler
reported that he is not feeling,
well and, there' being no addi-
tional business for him, he left
BIDS #0506-16 SEPTIC
Upon motion by Commis-
-sioner Traylor second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
tabled the bids (#0506-16) re-
ceived for the septic tank system
for Dead Lakes Park.
Human Reiourieei Dircror
-lan.uel rep,:.rtcd trat B\ Mledi-
cal Center will hold a blood drive'
onr Th uirda',, .Tai-crh 16th. b',
the Librar, ir, Port St Joe
Humari Rine;-ur,:'e D..reC:-r
Manuel reported hat the Annrr,,
aW Emploe Heallth Fair iJ oe
held on Thursday, March 16th,
at the Senior Citizens Building,
and encouraged all County em-
ployees to attend.
Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford, reported that there were
funds left over from .the pur-
chase of the lift truck for the
Solid Waste, Department, and
he requested permission to use
these funds to purchase roll-off
containers.. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor,- second
by Commissioner Peters,. and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
approved this request.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed implementing a pro-
gram that requires the County
jail inmates to clean their cells
and other areas of the jail. Af-
ter discussion by members of
the Board, County Attorney Mc-
Farland stated that most of the
County jail inmates are waiting
for trial and are still "presumed
innocent," therefore they cannot
be required to participate in a
"work crew" program, and many
of those who have been sen-
tenced to the County jail partici-
pate in the "trustee" program.
He further stated that it might
be possible to implement a vol-
unteer program for the inmates
who are awaiting trial.
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Peters regarding the re-
quest to discontinue County
payroll deductions for supple-
mental insurance for American
Heritage Life Insurance (page 83
removed from the Consent Agen-
da), Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel discussed problems
that the Clerk's Office continues
to have with the Company (bill-
ings do not match the payroll
deduction requests, etc.)., Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner Tray-
lor, and unanimous (4-0).vote,
the Board agreed to discontinue
payroll deductions for this com-

ed that he attended a meeting in
,Tallahassee to discuss the Com-
modity Program, and it is oper-
ating smoothly. Commissioner
Traylor commended Chairman
McLemore for his efforts in
maintaining this program.
Chairman McLemore dis-
cussed proposed sites for a new
jail, stating that the area at the
intersection of S.R. 71, C.R. 50
and Doc Whitfield Road would
be a prime location. He request-
ed that the County attempt to
obtain 50 acres on each corner
of that intersection from The
St. Joe Company so the County
' ...:.uld ha e cr:erpir, on i, hih
te\ .:ouJd Fp:.i;.bli consobidate
51i Tounnr aerinier in hre rurure
l.ilaJ Co,:u.ir.h-' :.e. :h- l e.: I
C.:,mm ti.: .-ner itdiLaini
reporind rhat TLUm iele::rn ha?
re'i.ned irorr the PER B
an-d mr.curne'd rhat tLhe E.a-rd
appc.'it Gail AlS.Or..rk a his
rep.la-ement C,..mmisj,.:,rer Pe.
Lrili ec.:.rd :d i..e i r.,al.rn aJ. d it


Commissioner Williams re-
p.:.ned Lhai rhe prii '.ilear ip
irn DiLr.:t 3 ill be Apri I-'L1
200i:" ar id Etal E thitl re idert.'
;h-.uld hia' heil ,tem. ,,i r, the
Counr, nrghtl.ol'.\ b, Apri
Cco.ir' .,',ner ,'illiam th re.
Sp.:.ned thrat E. M .S c- pleatedd
repair on one side oi the storm.
, a.er system .:.n l- c 9B at CGli
Aire today, and the other side
should be completed [omorro,,
Commsrioner Williams re.
ported that the paying of Redfish
Stree should te .n .lul.'. ad he
Stated i-.at the Engineers need
to1 .ook at 'ome of the cui.ens
uider the road ..ecause the
County may need to use Sec-
ordari R:oa.d Brndge Funds to
replace damaged .:Leri.ns before
the road is pa\ed
Upon ir quir, bj Comm,s.
siorer tIuli a.c, folid Waii's
Du-ector Dariord reported ithat
teie are hal. a:, Lni the 9C0.da%
del.ern penod orn the Mo-quino
Contol ru~uct and the limb
tri-ck should be de elereda n ap.
Sproimaiel., 2 eeka
Ccmmi-.oner iWdlj'am dis.
cursed the so..:cer held project
i-at the CoLnn assiaied the Cir,
ofi PFort t Joe irn perl.onrnrig.
and requested u-it Public Works
Director Shearer and the Engi-.
neers assistthe'School Board
and/or City of Wewahitchka
in filling a large hole.located
behind the Wewahitchka High
School. Commissioner Traylor
discussed the size of the hole,
stating it may be cheaper to
construct a fence between it and
the school.,
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the difference between.
mobile' homes and modular
homes, stating that the County
has a permit for regular homes'
and mobile homes, but a per-
mit is also needed for modular
homes. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
agreed for Building Official Bai-
ley, Chief Administrator Butler,
and County Attorney McFarland
to draft the necessary docu-
ments to incorporate modular.
home permits for the Building

Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to execute the necessary
documents to designate High-
land View and Windmark Beach
Phase I as golf cart communi-
ties, stating that he would also
like to include St. Joe Beach if
approved by the residents there.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
Commissioner Williams
thanked the Board for support-
ing House Bill 1287, stating
that the agricultural classifica-
tion will be very important to
local fisherman who are on the

Secretary Richardson appeared
before the Board to report on
the Emergency Food & Shelter
Board meeting held on March
2nd, stating that they received a
$1,300.00 increase in funds this
year. Upon her request, Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
appoint the following individuals
to serve on the Emergency Food
& Shelter Board. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motiori, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
Stephanie Richard-'
son Chairman
Lorinda Gingell -
Vice Chairman (Catholic Chari-
ties) .
David Richardson -
Signature Au;thority Alternate
Tony Barbee (Red
Cross) .
Ed Creamer (United
Bill i-ic.ui'e l l al a-
tion Army)
Carmen McLemore
IG.d1l C unr, E C C
Jame: Kenned.,
(.'ei'-"aras tErmcel
Andre F:uherf:'rd
(P i J M.lru-cenal As roclauorl
Annette York
(Homeless Community)' -..
Ci.,:TUS-TLr sier '1aillJa
LhaJ ked Emergenc:, managee
rent Director Nelon and stiil'
for their ..,rk in ,completing
me Comprehensne Emergent\
Management Plai
Be, erlv Mounin.DoLd ol'
the Gulf Coanr, Genealogical
Socien. appeared before the
Board iL dis cjas the upcoming
Flornda Hist,,r Da.s Program to
be held on Aprd 21-23. 2006 at
Frank Pate Park She reported
that there allU be a Citil War
reenactment and a Hjstriocad
Tour, ard she milled e\er.
one to attend. Upon motion:by
Commissioner Williams, second'
by Corrnirusioner Tra,lar. and
unarim.u s (4.01 iote, the Board
agreed to donate IC" .'(:0O [rom
ea,:h Drm-ct's Special Pro]ecti
Furds lall '5 for thii program.
Danrue Bolden, of Gali
SCounr C D C appeared before
. r',e Board to report that a repre.
sent.Lae of Chief Financial Off.
cer Tom Gallagher's office till be
at mte tre stajcon on March 2-.th
to didcusa insLiurance iS.Ues and
the ad:erse effect the, are hav-
Lr.g o:,r. Gulf Couirr He minted
ure members of the Board to at.
tend this meeting
Health Department Admnin
istrator Kent 'appeared before
the Boaid to report that a Pan-
Flu Epidemic program will be
heldat the Gulf County E.O.C.
on June 22, 20,',6 He stated
-hat the rast hall of the program
,. 30 a m 12 00 p.m I Is open
:,) the public, and the second
half of the program will be for
designated individuals ordy
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Peters regarding the
previous discussion that the
Healtr, Department will assist
the C.-untr) ith Animal Control,
Health Department Administra-
tor Kent stated that after consid-
Seration of several issues, it was
determined that the department
should be handled by Chief Ad-
ministrator Butler's office.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that he will hold a town
hall meeting in White City, and
requested assistance from Plan-
ner Richardson in presenting is-
sues regarding the Comprehen-
sive Plan and Land Development
Regulations (LDR's).
Rev. Ted Lovelace appeared
before the Board to discuss the
excellent job thaf'is performed
by the inmate work crews, stat-
ing that they are an asset to Gulf
Commissioner Peters dis-
cussed the Beach Access signs
at St. Joe Beach, stating that
T.D.C. is having the signs re-
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 6:57 p.m.,


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Repair Touchup or Complete Refinishing
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
227-4369 ask for Dusty.


(850) 229-STAR

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


Driveways, Patios, Pooldecks,
Retaining Walls, Stonework &
Granite Countertops
Office: (850) 229-1980
Cell: (850) 258-4312
Free Estimates
Where top quality andcustomer
satisfaction meet!
2890 W. Highway 98 Port St. Joe

Cost Cutters

Lawn Service

Cell (906)748-2688

Office (850)648-5934

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Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors Windows
Deck Maintenance
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 697-2668...

* Residential Custom Wood
SCommercial -Industrial
A & R Fence
'F~e/iwedCsot~eeso 7ik
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Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center

Landscape Design &
Consultation Services

Kay Kelley
Florida Certified
Landscape Designer

Plan It before you Plant It! 20752

TLC Lawn Service
S"Every yard needs a little TLC"

We now accept all major credit cards
Free estimates Established 1991
Weed Round Up Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired
Licensed and Insured

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Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors

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Repair all major brands
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Owned 9

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Termite & Pest
* Termite Teatmentls Restaurant
.Moltel aeControl Condominiums
SHousehold Pst Control lew Treatment
* Real Estate (W O) Reports Construction Sies
Specializing in Vocaion Rental Properties

"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do0-llYoursell Pest Control Products

TJ jTjrgimjandij.eign, Inc.
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Window Film
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cell 727-992-8853



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* Stain Protection Available

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Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals


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Master Degree Business Administration
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Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun,
Liberty, & Jackson Counties Specialty
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services for anyone who wants their floor completed
properly and with pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
National Award winner for best floor in Nation
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2100 Pets
2110 -Pets: Free to
Good Home
2120 Pet Supplies
2130 Farm Animals/
2140 Pets/Livestock


Dogs & Cats
For Sale?

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.

Call Pat & Larry

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
3210 Free Pass it On
3220 Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musical Instruments
3320 Plants & Shrubs/
3330 Restaurant/Hotel
3340 Sporting Goods
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell)

3110 1

Kenmore Washer & Dryer
good condition, will sepa-
rate, $200. Please Call

3220 .-|

ROYAL Collection Posture
Pedic Jumbo Pillow Top
Mat/Box set, Warranty, List
$890 sell $244. 850-
528-1422 or 850-528-5426

Big Yard Sale & Bake
Sale at Family Life Church
323 Reid Avenue down-
town Port St. Joe. Friday
June 16 from 6pm til 8pm
and Sat. June 17th from
8am til 1pm. Allproceeds
to benefit youth for camp.

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For Classified
In-column Advertisers

All ads placed by phone are read back to the adver-
tiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will as-
sume correctness at the time of the read-back proce-
dure unless otherwise informed.


your ad

Advertisers are requested to check the advertise-
ment on the first Insertion for correctness. Errors
should be reported immediately.

The News Herald will not be responsible for .more
than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for
any error in advertisements to a greater extent than
the cost of the space occupied by the error.
Any copy change, during ordered schedule consti-
tutes a new ad and new charges.
The News Herald DOES NOT guarantee position of
ANY ad under any classification.

S 3230
Garage Sale, 506 8th St
Port St Joe, Fri 8-4, Sat
8-noon. Jewelry, Ladies
western boots & jacket,
olimpic hat with a pin, nice
ladies clothes, & lots more

Hibiscus Sale!
June 9th, 10th & 11th.
Tropical & some dinner
plates. 138 Atlantic Street,
St. Joe Beach.
YARD SALE, 1315 Wood-
ward Ave. Fri June 9th
8am-?, Plants, red tips,
perennial coreopsis, crape
myrtles, four colors of an-
gel trumpets, elephant
ears, banana trees, several
colors of caladiums,
cryium lilies, sago palms,
many others, & misc

3260 1
Lose Weight Now No
gimmicks, no pills, no ex-
ercisell! Eat your way into
a new body nowl Send all,
inquiries: POB 1095, Gra-
ham, NC 27253.

| 3280
Craftsman Large Band
Saw, table saw, planer,
and wood lathe. Asking
$1350 for all call 229-6435

| Z3300
2004 14' Custom Con-
cession Trailer, Loaded!
AC, all equipment, turn key
opportunity. By appt.

4100 Help Wanted
4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/Telemarketing
4130 -,Employment

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Start your career off right
with the St. Joe Company!
St Joe is currently search-
ing for a full-time and
part-time receptionist.
Full-time hours are Mon-Fri
from 8 to 5. Part-time po-
sitions are Sat 9-6 Sun
12:30-6. Qualified candi-
date will have 1-2 years
work experience and must
be professional and friend-
ly! MS Office skills are also
required. We offer great
pay and an excellent ben-
efits package!
Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
com or visit careers.joe.
com to submit an online
application & resume.
Please notate on resume
FT or PT.
Equal Opportunity
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required

JUNE 22 -:- 2:00 P.M.
8 Beautiful St. George
Island Properties
* Beautiful Building Sites
* Some Gated Communities
* Community Pool, Boat Ramp & Dock
* Apalachicola Bay Frontage, Gulf Views,
New River Access

JUNE 23 -:- 10:00 A.M.
3 Gorgeous Panama City
Beach Properties
* 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home
* Tri-Plex Rental
*Tremendous Rental Income Potential
S1.27 Acre Development Tract


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Call for details!


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Rowell Realty & Auction Co., Inc.
10% Buer's Premium AU479 AB 296

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Administrative Assistant
needed at Crystalview
Technology. Fax or email
resume to 757-463-0049 or

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Sales and Service

GT Corn, a Total Commu-
nications Company Provid-
er in Northwest Florida,
has immediate opening for
a qualified Customer Sales
and Service Representa-
tive in their Port St. Joe,
Florida call center. Suc-
cessful candidate will be
an outgoing self-starter
with excellent communica-
tion and customer service
skills and the ability to
work in a fast paced, team
environment. Inside sales
experience a plus.
We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including. 401K. Starting
pay $10.05 an hour plus
commission. Respond in
confidence, via mail, fax,

Susan Machemer
Human Resources Mgr
RO. Box 220
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
FAX: 850-229-8689

Cashier Wanted- Apply in
person, Nights & Week-
ends. Walker's Dixie Dan-
dy, 2176 US 98 Hiland

England Transport
now offers
On-the-job CDL Training
No credit check
No co-signers
No down payment!

Employment Opportunity
in South Florida! Land
Based Deep injection well
contractor has the follow-
ing opening: Cementing
Supervisor. Duties and Re-
sponsibilities: Coordinates
and oversees cementing
service line work at the
well site. Provides the
planning necessary for the
job by providing instruc-
tions to the crew and
equipment used. Directs
the activities of the crew
during the rigging up an
rigging down at a location.
Coordinates the clean up,
repair, and preparation of
equipment for the next job.
Top pay plus benefits, ve-
hicle allowance, relocation
expense. Fax resume
239-489-4545 or contact
Dan at 239-489-4444.
Free Workplace


Werner needs entry level
Semi drivers. No exp..re-
quired. Avg. $36K + 1st yr!
60% home nightly/weekly.
CDL training in'your area.


Now hiring Class A&B
CDL Ready Mix drivers.
Excellent benefits and
wages. Apply in person
1001 Cecil Costin Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL

CLEANING business 12
years. Excellent opportuni-
ty for someone willing to
work. Includes equipment,
list of customers, and
demonstrations of tricks of
the trade. Asking $25k with
a potential of over $100k
yearly. Franklin County
area. Call 850-653-8795

full time. Must have good
driving record; pass physi-
cal and drug screen. CDL
not required. M-F work
week. Excellent .benefits.
$550/wk Apply in person
at Service Construction
Supply, 17740 Ashley Dr.
#112, Beach Commerce
Park, PCB.
Elevator Constructors re-
cruiting apprentices in the
Panama City, Pensacola,
& Ft Walton areas for its
4yr. program. Must be 18
or older, have high school
diploma or GED, pass a
aptitude test, & be able to
perform work of the trade.
$25 testing fee is required
at the time of test. Send re-
quest for application &
more info post mark no lat-
er than 06/17/06 to;
NEIEP-124PC, P.O. Box
55397, St. Peterburgs, FL
33732 EOE/DF
Floral Designer Great
Opportunity for talented
designer Work with one of
America's leading silk flow-
er stores. Enjoy the Colo-
rado Lifestylel 3 years plus
Silk/Shop experience re-
quired; Generous Bene-
fits/Salary Send resume
by: email silktree@
qwest.net or fax 303-
719-9926; SILK TREE LTD.
Centennial, Colorado Tele-
phone 303-843-9373

Landscape Maintenance
Crew Lead. Responsible
for maintaining commer-
cial & residential land-
scape Maint. accounts.
Continues on a weekly ba-
sis, Included managing
and working with crew. At-
tention to detail important.
Seeking self motivated in-
dividual with good team
building skills. Competitive
salary. Experience pre-
ferred. Coastal Design &
Landscaping Call
850-229-8880 or fax

Wanted for Local Compa-
ny Home every night. 1
year ex. Clean MVR. Class
A & B license. $300 Sign-
On -Bonus after 90 Days.

The Largest
Company in the

Next to Winter Park
Ski Resort
Positions Available:
*Project Manager
*Flat Roof
*Metal Superintendent
Relocation and
Housing assistance
Winter Park, Colorado.
Fax Resume to Mary

Worship Leader needed
for blended worship.
FT/PT acceptable. This is a
paid position. Call or send
resume: 850-527-2561 PO
Box 13652, Mexico Beach,
FL. 32410
Needed in Ft. Walton,
Crestview, Pensacola,
Panama City, Panama
City Beach! Apply online

Port St. Joe Area
*Light Framing
*Yard Work
Leave Message
Field Nurse Position for
home health- Wonderful
work environment. Call
639-3333 with inquiries or
apply in person at 211 N
Hwy 71, Wewahitchka, FL.
A & A Homecare is an

Office Mgr
Extensive work load.
Quick Books, A/R A/R.
etc prefer experience,
would consider bright
candidate willing to
learn who is available
40 hrs. per week. Call
George Duren,
229-6031. All applica-
tions held in confidence

Youngqulst Brothers, Inc.
Excellent Job Opportunity
in South Florida! Positions
Available: 'Drillers
*Derricks *Floor Hands
Excellent benefits package
available after 90 days.
Fax resume 239-489-4545
or contact Cliff at
239-489-4444. MUST
TEST. Drug Free

Experienced Painters
needed for local work in
Mexico Beach. Must pro-
vide tools & trans, call Kin-
sey Contractors Inc 1-866-

Project Manager,
St Joe Towns, & Resorts
has been recognized as
the nation's premier devel-
oper of resort and residen-
tial communities. The St
Joe mission is to plan, de-
velop, build, and operate
master-planned residential
and resort communities,
by offering real estate ser-
vices to a broad spectrum
of customers. Currently,
St. Joe Towns & Resorts is
seeking an Assistant Proj-
ect Managerfor the Port St
Joe area. The APM will
manage all elements of
business planning, entitle-
ments, planning, design
and construction of resort
residential communities.
General knowledge of
project management, fea-
sibility analysis, and cost
benefit analysis are essen-
tial. Must have excellent
communication and
multi-tasking skills. Mini-
mum 4 year degree and 5
years of combined techni-
cal training and related
project management expe-
rience required. Engineer-
ing or construction educa-
tion preferred. Basic
knowledge of Auto CADD
and MS Project a plus.
We offer great pay and an
excellent benefits pack-
Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952, email to re-
or visit careers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.
Equal Opportunity
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required

Do not miss out on this ex-
citing opportunity to work
for one of Florida's best
employers WindMark
Beach Sales Center in Port
St Joe has an immediate
opening for a Closing Co-
ordinator.. Individual
should have previous real
estate closing and title
work experience or mort-
gage experience. Attention
to detail and the ability to
handle multiple tasks in a
fast-paced environment re-
quired. We offer great pay
and an excellent benefits
Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
rebecca standigec(joe.
com or visit careers.joe.
com to submit an online
application & resume
Equal Opportunity
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required.

Nurse 1 year acute experi-
ence! South San Francis-
co Bay area! 8-13 RN Con-
tacts. 24 Hour Travel Line.'
Bookkeeper needed for
fast paced Real Estate
firm. Must be miiCvaile
and hard working, and.
have extensive knowledge-
of Quick Books and Pay-
roll. Competitive salary
and benefits offered. Send
all resumes to Clay.
Eubanks at

Technology Faculty (9
mth, tenure track) in-
struct a variety of comput-
er engineering technology
program courses; curricu-
lum & lab development;
advise/ recruit students.
Requires BS in computer
science/info tech. Prefer'
MS degree, CISCO cert,
Sharepoint & .NET exp.,
3yrs relative field exp, and
3 years teaching/ devel-
op/deliver online courses
exp. Salary commensurate
with degree & exp. Open
Until Filled. Additional info:
jobs. GCCC is an EA/EO/
M/F/Vet employer.


GT Com, a total communi-
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, has a
position available for a
Service Technician in their
Port St. Joe District. Re-
porting to the Local Man-
ager, successful candidate
will be responsible for the
installation, repair and
maintenance of telecom-
munication equipment in-
cluding installation of DSL
at customer location. Must
be computer literate and
knowledgeable of internet
along with possessing ex-
cellent communication and
customer service skills. A
two year degree or equiva-
lent years of related expe-
rience preferred.
We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including 401K. Please re-
spond in confidence to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources
GT Com
R O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

FAX: 850-229-8689

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St Joe Towns & Resorts is
currently seeking a Project
Coordinator in Port St Joe.
The PC manages the. work
of project teams including
contractors and consult-
ants and reports to the
Project. Manager. Respon-
sible for managing project
scope, budget and sched-
ule for approvedJ projects.
Erperierine n evaluating
:onsultarl ipr.opoals, con-
-racts procei;,.ng invoices
and negoiaing change
orders preferred IUS
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:iease ia.\ our resume
to 850-229-7952, email to:
com or visit careers.joe.
com to submit an online
application and resume.
Equal Opportunity
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required.
Corpus Christi, Texas Po-
lice Department Now Hir-
ing" First Year Police Offic-
er $39,624 Additional
Incentive Pay Basic Life
and medical insurance -
15 days of paid vacation a
year Sick leave, retire-
ment Benefits. Apply
on-line at www.ccpolice.
.com. Recruiting 1-800-
743-2620. An Equal Op-
Sportunity Employer
Attention All skilled crafts-
.men: Immediate need for.
Electricians Electronic
Technicians Pipe Fitters
'Pipe Welders (TIG)
Sheetmetal Mechanics
Ship Fitters **S/T Pay
.Package up to
$23.61/HR** OVERTIME
,AVAILABLE Must have 3
PERIENCE Additional Ben-
:efits: Health/Dental Ben-
,efits Hourly Per Diem
(non-taxed) $50.00 Re-
'ferral Bonus Program
S**Must be eligible to work
in the U.S.**Contact: 888-
269-3381 recruiter@ameri
force.com EOE/DFWP Se
SHabla Espanol
Deckhand needed with
OS rating or better.
Mon-Fri. work in the Pana-
ma City area. Dive -experi-
ence helpful. Call
Plumbers & .Helpers
needed for work on com-
mercial and residential
project. Salary DOE. Man-
datory pre-hire drug test-
ing, medical insurance af-
ter 90 days, paid vac. and
holi. avail. Leave msg at
850-227-3850 or fax re-
Ssume to 850-227-3851

SPRAYER Needed. Full
time, long term project, in
Mexico Beach/Port St Joe
area, pay DOE. Call Jeff

Have you heard the

The "World Fa-
Toucan's Res-
taurant &Lounge
on Mexico Beach is hav-
ing "Growing Pains!"
All positions avaialble.
High salary w/plenty of
incentives. Housing is
available for Managers
Call 850-648-4301 for
Mon-Fri. 8 am-5pm CST

St Joseph Bay
Country Club
Hiring Cook F/T Must be
18 yrs. old. Exp. a plus.
Great pay! Paid holidays,
Rotating weekends off.
Submit application in per-
son @ 700 Country Club
Rd., PSJ, or fax to
Loggerhead Grill
Line Cooks
Dockside Cafe
Line Cooks
Equal Opportunity
Call 850-625-5561

Looking for SELF MOTI-
Commissions. Bonuses *
Benefits, including 401K
Up to $1,500 sign on bo-
nus for qualified appli-
cants. Don't miss this great
career opportunity. JOIN
retailer in the world locat-
ed in the fastest growing
city in the country. E-Mail
Resume: bhoeft@bill
heard.com or Mail To: Bill
Hoeft, Bill Heard Chevrolet
444 S. Decatur Blvd. Las
Vegas; NV 89107.

Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
ing credit card or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.


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On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week


Port St Joe, 3 Br ,1 Ba
furn house, W/D, fenced
yard, 607 Garrison Ave,
$750 mo, 1st, last, & 1 mo
dep. Avail July 1st. year
lease only & ref req,
ffreyelikaol.com. 614-879-

fenced in yard, newly re-
mc'delied r,n; -n eir hb'-r-
nuoo, close to schools,
NO PETS! references A
MUST. $850/mo. 1st, last,
and sec. required. Call
850-227-7125 or 227-5453

2 br, 1 ba newly remod-
eled Lawr, mran inrlucli'j I
$495 per monhr, + i.250
depr..c. Call 850-22-'9350


4130 5100 6100
Are you employed? Or Must Sell! Established
are you looking for the route. Unique school pro- New Commercial Office
job? Anyway try us! Our gram. Minimum invest- and warehouse storage for
company looking for free- ment. $9250. Call Today lease in St. Joe commerce
lance workers. Easy! Proc- 800-511-6086 24 hours park located on Industrial Rd.
ess the correspondence (FL Hwy 382) behind Arizona
from our clients and earn rChemical. Each space consists
up to 3k/month. Info: of an office, both, storage
http://globalmailexpress. 'k closet and warehouse with
net/line/vacancies 10' roll up door. Convenient
Cl lj" to all locations, 1/2 mile off
Clerical Hwy 98. 1000 sq. ft. each
Administrative space. $550 per month. 12
Earn $12-$48/hour. Full month leases. One monthly
benefits. Paid training. Var- REAL ESTATE FOR RENT deposit.
ious Government Positions Office (850) 229-8014
Available. Homeland Secu- 6100 Business/ Home (850) 229-8030
rity, Law Enforcement, Commercial C 850-258-4691
Wildlife and more. 6110 Apartments
Call 7 days 6120 Beach Rentals
1-800-320-9353, Ext 2139 6130 Condo/Townhouse #I
6140 House Rentals MKIT" lfi
Earn Up To $550 Weekly 6150- Roommate Wanted
Working through the gov- 6160 Rooms for Rent6130
ernment. Part-time, no ex- 6170 Mobile Home/Lot
perience needed. Call to- 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals Mexico Beach 2 BR 2 BA
day! 1-800-488-2921 ask 6190 -Timeshare Rentals Brand New! Condo, 0.5
for Dept. L. 6200 Vacation Rentals mi. to Mex. Bch, Pool,
$980 mo Call Brian
Now Hiring FOR 2006 404-663-0226
Postal Jobs $18/hour.
starting, Avg. Pay $57K/ 6100 Mexico Beach has a
year Federal benefits, Paid LARGE WAREHOUSE ap- brand new 4 br, 2 ba town
Training & Vacations. No proximately 850sf. Has of- house unfurnished located
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Mexico Beach, 500ft from
BUSINESS FINANCIAL 7 beach, 2 Br, 2.5 ba w/den,
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5110 Money to Lend & cooled utilities/ work-
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7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
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7170 Waterfront
7180 Investment
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2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
8 5 0 -7 6 2- 3 2 5 2
2 br, 1 ba Cottage home
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wired with beautiful origi-
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carpet, new tile, and new
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Call 850-814-1040.
100 Sunset Cr. PSJ, This
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rooms, breakfast room,
custom built kitchen
w/appliances, family room,
3 b r, 2 ba,.5 ba w/ mud
room, laundry room, secu-
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hurricane shutters, home
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MLS# 108138 Call Gary
Poole Coldwell Banker
899-1134 or 769-8971
306 Nautilus Dr. St. Joe
Beach. 3 br, 2 ba, 1800 sf/
Heated & cooled 3 yrs.
old. Screen enclosed
Swimming Pool, & Jacuzzi.
Anderson Windows, Cus-
tom Hickory kitchen
.Stainless Steel Kitchen
Aide appliances. $375K
obo Call 647-6275
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lot, $225K Call 258-5126
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2 BR, 2 BA
Clean approx. 5 min walk
to beach. Includes wash-
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$500 dep. No smoking, No
pets. Ref's required
2 br, 2 ba, furnished, with
washer & dryer on 1 acre
in Carrabelle beach.
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ramp, $149,000. Trish
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Mexico Beach, 3 br 2 ba,
garage, pool, new roof &
carpet, fresh paint, FP,
$238,500, Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-2473
Pt. St. Joe Beach: For
sale by owner. Gulf view
from balcony, 3 br, 3 ba,
built in '00. Great floor
plan. Features: Cathedral
Ceilings, garden tub, ac-
cess to pool, attached gar-
age, covered porch/patio.
Deck facing Gulf. May con-
sider lease/purchase. Ask-
ing $510K Call
Wewahichka 3br, 2 ba, liv-
ing room & den, FR front
porch and screened in
back porch, concrete drive
way on Paved Rd. 17 miles
to beach & 3/4 mile to Bry-
ants Landing. Approx 1/2
acre. $175K also cleared
lot 150'x150' $40K, both for
$205K. Call 850-639-3035
Iv. message.
Rd. Two adjoining % acre
lots for sale in Circle J Es-
tates. Cleared and ready to
build. Property deed re-
stricted. Close to public
boat ramps and only 25 mi-
les from Panama City. Ask-
ing $55,000 each. Danny
Raffield 850-258-6874 Port
Realty Inc. 227-7979.
Pineview Dr. 4 br, 3 ba,
brick home located in Cir-
cle J Estates on over Y
acre. Pool and patio area
w/privacy fence, garage,
only moments from down-
town $265,000. Call Danny
Raffield 850-258-6874 Port
Realty, Inc. 850-227-7979.
Dr. Seven beautiful Y/ acre
wooded home sites for
sale. Located in Circle J
Estates. Deed restricted..
Close to public parks and
boat ramps. Asking
$37,000. Danny Raffield
850-258-6874 Port Realty,
Inc. 850-227-7979.

Cape San Bias Great
Gulf View. 4/4.5 custom
home. A must see for
$975,000. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580. Owner/Agent
Cape San Bias- By Owner
Great Waterfront Home on
St. Joe Bay, 3 br, 2.5 ba
Custom Home. A Must see
for $975K. 850-229-8334.
Port St. Joe'Pre- construc-
tion opportunity 2BR/
$414,000, 3BR/ $479,000
Buy now and save! Call Di-
ane Peevy at Port Realty

1 Year Old TH located in
Mexico Beach 4 BR 2 BA,
with pool, $288,000
Panama City Beach Wild
Heron 3/2 approx. 2000sf
condo at Linkside. Nicely
Furnished. Great buy at
$649,900. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
527-2580. Owner/Agent

S 7170
Intercoastal Waterway
Waterfront lots approx 1.5
acres. Just min to beach.
$196,900. Call Diane
Peevy at Port Realty 850-
Overstreet Area Owner fi-
nancing avail. Wetappo
Creek Deep water, boat
ramp, dock permit applied
for. $125K Call

5.18 Acres
Can possibly be divided
into 1/2 acre lots, Over-
street area, Sunshine
Farms Sub, $200k
Call William Wittington
ERA Neubauer RE
Great lot near lake: Ready
for your new land/home
package. We have the
houses. Call 850-763-4266
3 lots for 'sale in Chipola
Landing Subdivision, cor-
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Rd. and SR 381 in
Daiir, .Lots 5 (.54 ac), 6
6' a.: & 7 (.65 ac)
$30,000 each or discount
for all three together. Call
229-8375 or 227-5552
Mexico Beach Lot,
175x100, -walk to beach,
$189K. Motivated Seller
850-596-2057 or
Nice V12 Acre Corner lot lo-
cated in Dalkeith. Close to
Bryant, Willis, and Douglas
Landings. $25k call
Nice Area- 2 acre lot, in
Wewahitchka, city water
available- Asking $45,000.
call 639-5123 or 814-2421

Residential Lots in
New Community
City water/sewer, street
lighting,, underground
utilities, side walks, curb
and gutter, beautiful en-
try way, 1/3 to V2 an acre
Direct Realty

Port St. Joe Lot
75x150 Stone Dr. 105,000
Call 227-1717.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 3
br, 2.5 ba house on 9.75
Ac Zoned 8 units/acre. 4.5
miles to Gulf, 1 mile to
boat launch. Wetland
siuj .:-:.mpii-re 1 iac wet.
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ready to build, 3rd blk,,
high & dry. Septic,. Power,
& water on cleared 75x150
lot, 330 Ponce De Leon
$150k obo. 850-647-6275
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Lot on Nautilus Dr, utilities
in place,, ex-flood zone
short walk to beach
$260,000, 850-229-9054
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Overstreet Area Owner Fi-
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MH, Wetappo Creek, deep
water, boat ramped, dock
permit applied for, work-
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15,900 original miles,
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or 850-591-5899 .
and used sit-on-top kayaks"
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We are located at 775.
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For Sale By Owner, 1996"
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9am-4pm. 850-229-8397.

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141 Commerce Drive
New Covered Boat and RV
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$125.00 per month any
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Lots of Room.
850-258-4691 Cell

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congratulations, Class
of 2006. You timed
your commencement
just right.
The labor pool is shrink-
ing. Nationwide, the tight labor
market is driving up wages
and forcing employers to look
-closely at all 1.4 million of you
college grads.
That explains why bosses
expect to hire 14.5 percent
more new college graduates
this year than in 2005, accord-
ing to the National Association
of Colleges and Employers.
But here's the catch:
Employers remain highly
selective. Many expect to see
experience on your resume to
complement that brand-new
diploma. And if you really
want to work for a specific
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luck if you didn't do an intern-
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Some employers are
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can observe firsthand how
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their development and, ideally,
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California vice president at
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strategic hiring program, said
Debbie Mountford, director of
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Terica Kindred and Sarah
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S. Joe Beach-8113 Coquina Dr.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,204sf, 85x 150 corner lot.
MLS # 1806.$365,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850-227-5949

Port St. Joe 1009 MonumentAve.
2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,636sf, 90x150 lot size
MLS #108274.$330,000. Call Patricia Raap a: i i 4:

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Cape San Bias Barrier Dunes 273 Parkside Circle ,.
i'tC r: :, .t -r., 1,172sf, lot size 20 x b8)
MLS 111242. $65,000. Call Ronald Pickett at 227-2160

Cape San Bias
Realty, Inc

Cape San Bias SeaCliffs SD 632 SeaCliffs Dr.
4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 1,944sf, elevator.
MLS #108476. $595,000. Call Johnny Linton at 850-227-2160.
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Overstreet -Waterfront 8895 CR 386
2 bedroom, 2 bath, loft, 2,876sf, 1.9 acres.
MLS #108856. $575,00. Call Patricia Raap at 227-5949

Cape San Bias/ Gulf Front 4059 Cape San Bias Rd.
4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,500sf, 50 x 583 approx. lot size.
MLS # 107336. $1,260,000. Call Johnny iUnton at 850.227.2160

Port St.Joe 608 17th Street
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,424sf, lot size 95 x 126
MLS #106985. $435,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850.227.5949

Mexico Beach 103 16th. Street
3BR/2BA, Plus a 2BR/I BA Mother-in-Law suite. 2,790sf, lot size 75x100.
MLS #110687. $515,000. Call Patricia Raap at 850.227.5949
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Cape San Bias- Gulf Front- I117 Belize.Or.
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MLSv 11350 11,495,000 !:o .: F .,. a- i

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MODEST START: Jay Brillantes, who works as a producer on Cast TV, started as a performer in
Disneyland parades.


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