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68th Year, Number 34 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 44 Pages

June 15, 2006

Beach Restoration Nets $3 Million

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In a surprising but welcomed
move, residents of St. Joseph
Peninsula and Cape San Blas
area recently received news
that Governor Jeb Bush had
approved the Florida Legislature's
appropriation of $3 million in
additional "no match" funding for
the beach re-nourishment project
on the peninsula.
When Bush signed the state's
budget for the 2006-07 fiscal year
the document included $3 million
out of $73.9 billion state budget
to be earmarked for the design
and construction of St. Joseph
Peninsula beach restoration
Pushed by Florida House
Speaker Allan Bense (R-Panama
City) and Florida Department of
Environmental Protection Beach
Project Manager Phil Flood, the
funding was included in the
Department of Environmental
Protection's Bureau of Beaches
and Coastal Systems budget to
assist Gulf County's efforts to
restore the peninsula's beach and
dune system.
Unlike the Bureau's typical
beach management program
funding, this special appropriation
requires no local match, and is in
addition to the state matching
funds for which the project has
already qualified.
As they announced the
funding, representatives from
the St. Joseph Peninsula Beach
Advisory Committee (SJPBAC)
said they would be working with

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the Municipal Services Taxing Unit IMSTU)

MSTU Parcel Information
Revised Copy

assessments for the 2006 tax 'ear as soon
as possible.
All three MNSTU classifications will be
reduced because of the S3 million.

The bond is set at 812
million on the ballot, although the bond


According to SJPBAC,
the estimated local share
of the project, still adjusted
for inflation and project bid
reserve, fell from $12 million
to $10.1 million with the
additional funding.
The overall cost of the
project is pegged at $15-$20
The percentage of
contribution by property
owners to the local match on
the project is based on property
proximity to the gulf.
Gulf-front property owners
will foot 70 percent of the
local match not covered by
other sources; while gulf-front
interior property owners will
pay 25 percent and bayside
property owners 5 percent.
Millage rates are capped at
six, four and two mills, moving
from gulf to bay, respectively.
A mill represents $1 for
every $1,000 in assessed
taxable property.
Exact figures for the millage
rates in each MSTU remain
unknown. as the project must
go out for bid before final costs
can be determined.
However. it cannot exceed
the established 812 million
The next major step in
the beach restoration project
isthe July 6 vote by qualified
peninsula residents to pledge
the MSTU revenue stream for
a construction bond.

Mullen Selected to Fill Vacant City Council Seat

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Mexico Beach mayor Al Cathey and
the three city council members Robert
Ginsberg. Gary Woodhan and Curtis Dale -
selected Jack Mullen last week as the fourth
council member to fill Cathey's council seat,
vacant since Cathey became mayor in May.
Cathey, as both council member and
mayor pro tern. stepped into the mayor's
office in mid-May following the death of
then-Mayor Chuck Risinger.
That left Cathey's council sit vacant.
Four applications for the position were
submitted: WVayne Young. Da\id Miller, Ed
Koziol. and Jack Mullen.
The mayor and council selected Mullen.
as spelled out in the city's charter, in a spe-
cial meeting June 7.
"We had four applicants for the job
this time." said Cathey. "The last time this
occurred, we didn't have any applicants.
It's good to have choices. It makes a posi-
tive statement about the city. that people
want to participate in city government.
"We, the council and I. know that Jack
will jump right in and be a great asset to the
council and the citizens of Nlexico Beach."
Mullen, a long-time resident of Mexico
Beach. has served four years on the city's
Planning and Zoning Board and is also a
member of the lexico Beach Community
Development Council.
This \\ill be his first time seeing on the
city council.
"It's a privilege and honor to be chosen."
said Mttllen. "and another opportunity to
provide senice to the city.
"Sometimes running the city is just
hard work and not very glamorous, but it
is so important, keeping that infrastructure
Mullen said he was interested in work-
ing to keep the city a lot like it currently is,"

and working to implement some of the ele-
ments of the city's visioning plan. such as
walking paths.
He said that although it "takes a while
to get comfortable with budgets and things."
he is looking forward to filling the remaining
12 months of Cathey's term.

Mexico Beach's newest city council mem-
ber, Jack Mullen

At Crossroads over Crosswalks

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Newly-installed crosswalks in Mexico
Beach are causing consternation for residents
and public safety officials.
"Peoples' hearts are in the right place,
and crosswalks could be useful in certain
circumstances, but this is not working," was
the comment
from Brad
Hall after the
Memorial Day'
weekend crowds
were gone.

chief and
Director of Public
Safety in Mexico
Beach. spent the
holiday weekend
working the
streets with his
officers, trying to
keep pedestrians .
and vehicles
separated on
U.S. 98, as Crosswalk at 5t
tourists and
drivers tried to
simultaneously use the city's main road.
He considered the situation so dangerous
that after the weekend experience, he
drafted a letter to the Florida Department
of Transportation IFDOT), telling FDOT that
they must meet with him and try to fix the
problem: if not, he said, then the crosswalks
had to be changed.
According to police records, four patrol
cars were on the streets of Mexico Beach on
Saturday of the holiday weekend. Hall said


that he, himself, made 20 traffic stops in just
two hours, pulling over cars that did not stop
for pedestrians in the crosswalks.
Most of the motorists who were stopped
readily admitted they did not see the big
fluorescent green crosswalk signs, said Hall.
"It wasn't that they deliberately did not want
to stop." he said, "but they honestlydid not
even see the
At 37th
Street, where
a crosswalk
runs from the
city boat ramp
Sto the area in
front of the
city pier, Hall
had to step
out into traffic
and hold up
his hands to
stop traffic,
"and I was in
uniform," he
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chaos," said
Hall. "Well try to do what we can with the
resources we have on hand, until we get
everyone educated. The problem is, we deal
with a very high transient motorist population.
They can't learn the rules because they don't
live here."
But the problem is by no means the sole
fault of motorists, he emphasized.
He said he personally sat in front of
Toucan's Restaurant on U.S. 98 for three

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Washes Away
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
When this paper arrives at doorsteps there
will still be more than 170 days left in the hur-
ricane season, which has gotten off to a flying
Gulf County was spared any significant
effects as Tropical Storm Alberto, which flirted
with hurricane status throughout Monday night
and Tuesday morning, finally made landfall near
Adams Beach, southeast of Tallahassee, around
midday on Tuesday.
Though maximum sustained winds never
quite reached the 74 mph threshold they we
roughly 50 mph at landfall Alberto had much
of the Gulf Coast at least taking a practice test
on hurricane preparedness just 12 days into the
hurricane season.
"The only thing we are keeping an eye on is
water in the bay," said county emergency man-
ager Marshall Nelson. "The storm surge is there
and high tide is coming in on top of that."
With winds moving from west to east,
toward Alberto, on Tuesday morning arid high
tide arriving around noon, the high waters were
expected to remain in St. Joseph Bay minost of
"The bay is going to come up," Nelson said:
"I don't think it will get into any houses, at least
I hope not."
S The main area of concernwas Patton Bayou,
the area of Port St. Joe near the Warriner home
and the closed Gulf Pines Hospital .
S Waters In that area never breached U.S. 98
where it snakes through Port St. Joe.
Indian Pass. which had been the primary
concern when county commissioners declared a
state of emergency during a special meeting on
Monday afternoon, was spared.
Nelson said the beach was pristine, the
water smooth on Tuesday morning.
"It was absolutely gorgeous." Nelson said.
On the peninsula side. however, there was a
1-2 foot chop.
Sporadic showers fell in Gulf County
throughout Tuesday as the storm proceeded
Winds never got much above 20 mph during
Monday night or Tiesday morning.
For the final installment In our hurricane
series, see Page 6A.
(See HURRICANES on Page 6A)

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County Commissioners Full of Surprises in Monthly Meeting

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In an apparent reversal
from the heated discussion
of the May 23 county
commission meeting,
Commissioner Bill Williams
announced to the commission
in Tuesday night's meeting
that he had been "assured"
that the :Port St. Joe city
administration would talk to
the county commissioners
next week about the inter-
local agreement pertaining
to annexation of WindMark
Williams said the city
engineers and city manager
Lee Vincent "should have
most of the information"
the county said it was not
receiving in a timely fashion.
"They are at least agreeing
to address it with us,"
reported Williams, who then
said he thought the county
could hold off on its decision
to hold the city in breach
of contract, as decided last
And in a surprise
appearance, former District
6 Rep. Bev Kilmer addressed
the commissioners in a push
to get Gulf County to hire a
She described her
company, which specializes
in government consulting,
especially in helping local
governments find funding and
help with their comprehensive
All the commissioners
agreed that Gulf County
needed a great deal of
help in working with state
legislators, and spent some
time discussing Gulf County's
needs for a paid lobbyist.
They passed a motion 5-
0 to send out requests for
proposals to hire a lobbyist,
though not necessarily

In other business
discussed at the meeting:
Fire Chief Bill Davis of
the Dalkeith Volunteer Fire
Department spoke for all the
county fire departments in
asking the commissioners
to pass a 90-day burning
ban countywide, and a ban
on fireworks in July save
professional fireworks shows
already scheduled for the
Fourth of July.
A lengthy discussion took
place with Chairman Carmen
McLemore wanting just a
general burn ban and to wait
about deciding on a fireworks
Williams wondered how
the sheriff's department
would enforce such a
ban, and county attorney
Tim McFarland said they
could consider passing an
emergency resolution or
ordinance on general
burning for enforcement
Commissioner Billy
Traylor expressed amazement
that the ban would include
beach bonfires, butMcFarland
replied that "it is just as
dangerous to houses on the
beach as burning anywhere
County Planner
David Richardson told
commissioners that with the
low humidity, the extremely
high temperatures and
the very small amounts of
rainfall that the fire danger
was extremely high anTd he
suggested a ban on open
burning, telling Traylor that
dried seaweed was extre-rely
flammable, and that local
firefighters could easily
become overwhelmed.
Bill Williams made a
motion that passed 5-0, that
the commissioners meet with
the county sheriff and all the
county fire chiefs to discuss

the problem and possible
McLemore was heard to
have muttered, "Probably be
better to just pray for rain."
Commissioner Nathan
Peters stated North Port St.

Company, asking that St. Joe
make available to the county
approximately 47 acres
owned by the company, to be
used for mixed use housing
and as part of a community
land trust.

Members of the Citizens for Reduced Taxes protest the county's
budget process and taxing levels during the Board of County
Commissioners' regular meeting on Tuesday night.

Joe had a "great need for
affordable housing," and to
that end he was going to
submit a proposal to the
Gulf County Community
Development Corporation
(CDC) to carry to the St. Joe

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The tract of land runs
east of Avenue A to Highway
71, where the new affordable
housing development of
Bridgeport is located.
Peters said he had
already spoken with St. Joe
representative John Hendry
and the proposal seemed

Peters told Dannie Bolden,
executive director of the CDC
to proceed with the proposal
and presentation, that water
and sewer lines were already
in place, and about 20 acres
were immediately buildable,
with maybe a total of 30
acres usable. The remainder
of the land is wetlands.
Commissioner Jerry
Barnes said several of his
constituents had contacted
him about golf cart use in the
county and the commissioners
passed a motion 5-0 to gather
information on golf cart use,
including the areas of Stone
Mill Creek and Wetappo
Williams reported that
representatives from Sacred
Heart Hospital were meeting
this week, using Opportunity
Florida's fast-forwarding
process to get their permits to
build a new hospital in Port
St. Joe. Williams said that
when hospital representatives
finished this week's meeting,
"we should see bulldozers at
McLemore pushed the
idea of a pet cemetery in
Honeyville, describing a piece
of property there he thought
would be appropriate, if they
could find out who owned it.
Traylor was enthusiastic
about the idea, saying he just
lost his family pet and knew
other people had expressed a
desire for such a cemetery.
Williams said he was "not
opposed, to looking at it," but
that it was probably a budget
Commissioners passed a
motion 4-1 to proceed with
gathering information on the
proposal. Peters voted no.
At the beginning of his
proposal for the pet cemetery,
McLemore addressed a
woman in the audience who
was holding up a placard
reading "Taxation Without
Representation Is Tyranny"
on one side, and "Reduce Our

Property Taxes Now" on the
other. He told her "we want
you here, we need you, but
at 5 p.m. we held a budget
workshop and not one of you
was there. That's the place
you should be, not now."
As Peters began his
comments about north Port
St. Joe, about half a dozen
in the audience held up the
same placards.
Ordinances were read
to enhance boating facilities
at White City and Overstreet
in conjunction with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
Commissioners voted 5-
0 to proceed with gathering
information on the county
road bond, even if the City of
Port St. Joe does not join in
the bond.
The county must use
state matching funds on
the bond or lose it and the
deadline is approaching.
A representative of
the county road department
presented figures on monetary
savings that would come from
switching the department to a
four-day, 10-hour workweek.
Commissioners decided
to consider the issue, since
the county is currently in
negotiations with the union
for a new contract.
Traylor asked for
and had read, a resolution
that passed 5-0, that the
commissioners not support
the recent U.S. Senate
Immigration Reform Act,
and that the commissioners'
encourage everyone to
contact their U.S. legislators
and protest the bill.
Traylor also asked Kilmer
to comment on the bill. She
replied that she could not
believe it had passed, that it
was very bad and should be
prevented from going further.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The pace of the guber-
natorial campaign, candi-
date and the state's chief
financial officer Tom
Gallagher acknowledged,
was so hectic that the
remaining 88 days leading
up September's primary
seemed scarce enough time
to find all the corners of the
Gallagher was in Port
St. Joe on Monday as
part of a campaign swing
through Northwest Florida
as he seeks to succeed
Gov. Jeb Bush, with whom
he has served in various
capacities during the past
eight years.
"This area of Florida
is one of my favorites,"
Gallagher said, after recit-
ing an itinerary for the next
few weeks that sounded
more like a travelogue. "Any
opportunity I have to come
to Northwest Florida I take
This opportunity was a
fund-raiser at a local res-
taurant where Gallagher
ticked off the primary rea-
sons he think he should
emerge victorious from a
Republican primary which
pits him against current
Attorney General Charlie
Topping that list, as
Gallagher reminded his
audience on Monday, was
his teamwork with Bush,
starting with the pas-
sage in the late 1990s of
the A+ Education plan,
which Gallagher, as .then-
Education Commissioner,
spearheaded toward imple-
That plan, bring-
ing with it accountabil-
ity. school grades and the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test, has
helped fuel improvements


in the school performance
of minorities, low-perform-
ing students and fostered
increased choice for par-
ents of school-age children,
Gallagher noted.
"Things are exciting in
education but we can't back
down," Gallagher said. "We
have to keep moving for-
Expressing disappoint-
ment that Opportunity
Scholarships, more com-
monly referred to as school
vouchers, had been deemed
unconstitutional by the
Florida Supreme Court,
Gallagher said he would
continue to push for more
options for students in low-
performing schools and
more school choice for all.
One of his main goals
would be to put the state on
the path toward. achieving
a 90 percent high school
graduation rate by 2020,
about 30 percent points
higher than the state's cur-
rent average, though a few
points below the average in .
Gulf County.
The focus, Gallagher
said, should be on high
schools where he contend-
ed the state and country
as a 'Whle were losing the
global competition.
"We are no longer com-
peting with Boston and
Seattle," Gallagher said.
"We are competing with for-
eign cities (and nations).
"We need to reinvent
our high schools because
we are preparing our kids
for real life."
Partnerships should be
fostered between schools
and local businesses to pro-
vide some of that prepara-
tion and excellent teachers
should be rewarded.
"We need to .make
sure that our exceptional
teachers. those doing an
outstanding job,, get more

money," Gallagher said,
noting that education was
one of those rare occupa-
tions where teachers with
similar tenure earn similar
pay, regardless of effective-

in their homes, Gallagher
said, because they could
not afford to move due to
rising taxes and the impact
they've had on home own-
ership in the state, he sup-

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Moving onto taxes,
Gallagher said there need-
ed to be more voter-con-
trol over how local elected
officials spend the wind-
falls borne by rising prop-
erty values around the
state. People were trapped


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ports the elimination of the
-moving tax" in the Save
Our Homes constitutional
Above all. though.

Gallagher said local taxes
must be brought down.
"(Local officials) should
not be able to raise taxes
more than inflation and
growth," Gallagher said. "If

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they want to,: it should be
voted on by the citizens."
He said one solution to
the enormous scarcity of
-affordable home and prop-

erty insurance in the state
was to ensure the imple-
mentation and enforcement
of requisite building codes.:
"We have to make sure
that we build structures that
will withstand windstorm,"
Gallagher said. "That needs
to happen. I don't know
when we'll get there, but we
need to get there."
In many ways,
Gallagher's campaign cen-
ters around staying the
course Bush has set while
branching out to address
other critical issues.
Gallagher's views, said
one speaker on Monday,
make him a "Northwest
Florida type of guy." .
Gallagher touts being
the only candidate with a
consistently pro-life voting
record and support for the
"traditional" marriage.
He has not accepted
any campaign contributions
from either the gambling
industry or "liberal trial
lawyers," emphasizing thaf
he is the only businessman
in a field Democrat and
Republican of attorneys.
His experience at the
top rungs of state office
is deep, from his stint as
Insurance Commissioner in
the early 1990s, Education
Commissioner later that
decade and Chief Financial
Officer and Treasurer since
His campaign litera-.
ture ticks off the red meat
issue for Republicans the
economy, tort reform, pub-
lic safety and family.
After a quick lunch aind
question-and-answer peri-
od, Gallagher was off, a few
more stops to make before
the day was over and 88
days and counting.

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


N umber one among the goals
identified by the Economic
Development Council's strategic
plan, the result of a number of
hours of discussion among local
leaders and interested parties, is to "develop
a unified political vision for Gulf County."
We say good luck.
Increasingly, across a host of issues, it
appears as if a unified vision can only be
*accomplished by Dr. Lee Mullis.
What else to make of the fact that
a county commissioner names aren't
important to this narrative distributes a
memo to constitutional officers stating a
desire for a line-to-line breakdown on their
budget requests, rather than lump sum
division across duties and services, with an
eye toward the much-discussed "zero-based"
budgeting ideal.
And no more than 48 hours later, another
county commissioner distributes his own
memo that states, we paraphrase, disregard
the earlier request of my fellow commissioner,
every thing is clear to me.
Set aside the uproar this caused to
those in the community who believed both
commissioners committed to getting a handle
on county spending and reducing taxes, or
that the latter commissioner costs the county
by the day with his continued battle against
an overwhelming voter mandate.
Consider, at this point, only the fact
that in the span of 48 hours at least one
constitutional officer received conflicting
directions from two commissioners regarding
the upcoming budget process.
This countrywas founded by government
that declared all men were created equal -
emphasis on man and with the caveat that
being Caucasian was a given.
So our local elected officials are hardly
the first at feinting and dodging between
words and action we want a uniform work
order policy to gain a grip on operations and
spending, we just don't want to waste much
time discussing and crafting it but it is
remarkable how it has become the status
We would argue, to take it a, step further,
that this trend, more than ever, represents a
disconnect between the citizenry at large and
too many elected officials.
The CityofPort St. Joe adopts an ordinance
on the collection of trash and garbage in the
city though it has no mechanism in place to
actually enforce the ordinance.
The ordinance comes nearly two years


after the first workshop on the subject and
after the situation has only worsened steadily,
as any drive through various sections of the
city would highlight.
The county adopts an animal control
ordinance with teeth, then removes the
bite by shifting enforcement oversight from
department to department, losing employees
and rendering the concept of animal control
laughable when one considers a local.
contractor watched a stray dog die in the
streets in Highland View over the span of
three days with phone calls to animal control
going without response.

The sum of all this
is the foundation for
the argument that
while the landscape
around us changes
by the minute,
government remains
the immovable
object, seemingly
incapable of evolving
with the times.

Port St. Joe city commissioners take up
several ordinances of some controversy: in
the community changing the election cycle,
permitting golf carts on most city streets
- without having read the documents and
commit to providing sewer and water to a large
development going up outside the city limits
with no clear indication that annexation is
even physically possible.
Even in matters of meeting decorum,
the chasm between elected officials and the
public is striking.
The two county commissioners who
dueled by memo last week also spent much of
a recent special meeting on personnel issues
verbally barraging each other in the same
manner in which schoolyard skirmishes are
And while it is a given that cell phones,
pagers, whatever personal communication
device, must be turned off before entering

We Depended On Moon Pies and Turnip Greens!

The continuing baseball steroid saga
is back in the news as Arizona Dia-
mondbacks pitcher Jason Grimsley
admitted recently to using human
growth hormones, steroids and am-
phetamines. He also implicated several other
big league baseball players who were using il-
legal substances in an attempt to enhance their
on field performance.
This latest development took me back to
my first year in little league. I was eight years
old. And small. Very small. The Rotary Club
had a giant playing with them. His name was
Ray Cunningham and he threw the ball six hun-
dred miles an hour Sidearm! That old Wilson
1010 baseball went by me in a blur and a hum.
If he had hit me, Leon would be writing this for
you today.....
I turned to Robert Holmes Brewer in the
fifth inning and said, "Yogi, we've got to get big-
ger and stronger."
A couple of days later we somehow broke
the needle on Leon's record player trying to "set
it on the edge" of Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Six-
teen Tons". Big brothers don't take to kindly
to you "messing with their stuff". We took off
running for our lives. He caught us between the
corn crib and the gate to the back pasture. He
beat on us "for a while".
Yogi, between licks, managed to blurt out,
"And faster. We've got to run much faster!"
By junior high football our lack of size was
getting serious. Bob Cassidy not only ran over
us everyday, he'd sort'a grind his feet into your
chest cavity as he romped past. We had tackling
dummies that weighed more than me. And they
were a whole lot tougher.
I would go home each night beat up, bleed-
ing, with every muscle and bone in my body
hurting like you wouldn't believe..... "Mom, I've
got to get bigger. And Stronger. And faster."
She suggested cornbread and turnip greens.
I didn't like either one. But I was desperate. And
it seemed as if I was in luck, we had cornbread
and turnip greens for supper near 'bout every
night. I took to eating extra helpings. I ate them
with crackers. Ala carte. With and without vin-
egar. I'd build "haystacks" and wolf'em down.

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I tried mayonnaise on them. And mustard.
I'd have a turnip'green snack before bedtime.
I watched Annie Oakley which was sponsored
by Wonder Bread. Annie would come on'herself
and proclaim that "Wonder Bread builds strong
bodies twelve different ways." I. immediately
went to eating turnip green sandwiches....
I drank enough milk filled with crumpled
up cornbread to float a battle ship.
I wasn't making much progress. And, by
my freshman year, a couple of things happened
that exacerbated the situation. One was Coach
Scott demanded that we lift weights. And the
other was Mary Hadley Hayden took her hair
out of that pony tail and put on a dress.
Down at the swimming pool I was the guy
always shoved to the back of the line waiting
for the diving board. Since we had no beach
that was the equivalent of getting sand kicked
in your face.
I ordered the Charles Atlas body building
And sought Leon's help as I stood in front
of the mirror wishing I had a muscle to flex, "My
chest looks like a 'sunken in' teaspoon. How am
I going to get Mary Hadley to give me a second
Leon peered at me as if he was taking a
reading. "It's more like a giant tablespoon! I'm
not sure we can reverse this, but I'd give Moon
Pies a try. They've got lots of chocolate for bulk
and the marshmallow center ought to keep you
light on your feet."
I went on a Moon Pie diet. And I drank
enough milkshakes with eggs tossed in to float

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the whole Pacific Fleet!
Football didn't get any easier. Me and Yogi
sat in that cramped, dark locker room and
;watched Marlin Hicks pump those weights up
and down like a house afire. Sweat was pouring
out of his skin. He grimaced with every rise of
the bar. I got tired just looking at him. "Yog. why
can't they just make a pill that you could take
that would make you bigger and stronger?"
"Wouldn't that be something. just plop it mn
and add twenty pounds of muscle!"
Now folks, we were just pipe dreaming here.
Two undersized little boys on a fantasy trip-we
were wishing for that miracle that would make
us faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful
than a locomotive, able to leap a tall brother in a
single bound.....and we wanted it right now.....
without having to sweat like Marlin for it.
It never, ever dawned on us that such a pill
could exist!
Every parent, coach and responsible adult
we had ever known made a "big deal" out of
that "no short cut to success" lecture. Itwas just
"work, work, work!" "Dig. dig. dig!" "No pain,
no gain." "No one said it would be easy." "Vic-
tory doesn't always go to the swiftest, but to the
one who prepares the hardest...."
Who would have ever thought in our little
corner of the universe in 1963 that there actu-
ally was a shortcut! Shucks, we didn't even get
a chance to try it. It was if we were destined to
be small, weak and slow.
Mary Hadley didn't marry me.
And I was a terrible football player.
I think it mostly was because my Charles
Atlas body building course never did come in.
It wasn't until I came home after my junior
year in college and ran across Skipper Ardmore,
our mail carrier out on Rural Route 2, that the
truth finally hit me. He had gained about two
inches in height and forty pounds of rock solid

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a governmental meeting, a Port St. Joe city
commissioner's phone not onlywent off during
a recent meeting, they excused themselves to
take the call.
Work of the people? Stewards of the
public dollar? Yes but first let me take this
The sum of all this is the foundation for the
argument that while the landscape around us
changes by the minute, government remains
the immovable object, seemingly incapable of
evolving with the times.
Candidate for Florida governor Tom
Gallagher, who traveled through the county
on Monday, was introduced to a crowd at the
Sunset Coastal Grill as a man with "Northwest
Florida" values, a man whose belief system
was in synch with the folks in this area.
During his remarks later, Gallagher said
that in a state with such spiking property
values, local governments should not be
allowed to raise taxes beyond the rise of
inflation and costs of growth unless that
proposed spending was approved by voters.
Leave aside the viability of such a
proposal and compare that "Northwest
Florida" value against the spendthrift ways of
local government.
Call it the Grand Canyon East.
We could argue that it was carved by
voter apathy, that what we see in our local
elected officials is a reflection of voters dialing
out when tuning in is most important.
But in Gulf County, where voting
numbers have been solid in the most recent
elections, the balance of responsibility for
creating this scar on the political landscape
falls on elected officials.
County-wide voting has fallen into this
crevasse, to be joined it would.seem, given
recent memos and statements from county
commissioners. by zero-based budgets not to
mention governmental operations reflective
of responsible spending of public dollars and
commitments to reduce taxes.
This all reminds us that. as far as that
unified political vision of wiuch the Economic
Development Council's strategic plan aspires.
it already exists.
And that vision is one of self-interest
over public interest, steering words and
actions down diverging paths, ducking from
accountability and the hard work and tough
choices that the issues facing this county cry
out for, confrontation over collegiality and
The fundamental question is just whose
vision is this?



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STibor R. Machan
SFreedom News

Gay-Marriage Ban Blues

The charge that George W. Bush is merely
trying to kowtow to his base with his promotion of a
constitutional ban on gay marriage sounds plausible
enough, but that's really not the crucial issue. Never
mind his motives. Whether the idea is sound is what
counts. (Too many appear to have forgotten about
what matters in these disputes certainly not the
varied, complicated, nearly undetectable motivations
of the players!)
Should the Constitution be amended to ban gay
marriages? Lets see why such a ban is supported.
Bush says it has to do with upholding and supporting
traditional marriages. Some others claim that the
matter needs to be taken out of the hands of courts
and placed into the hands of "the people."
Sticking just to these points, is it really the
business of the supreme law of the land to worry
about upholding traditional marriages? Imagine if
that were really the case. Wouldn't Congress and
the president have to start meddling in the lives
of millions of couples throughout the country?
Marriages are, after all, failing apart everywhere
some 50 percent of them break up. So if it is the
proper task of government to uphold and support
traditional marriages, we would need a powerful
marriage police. In fact, this isn't the proper task of
courts. Nor of "the people," that is, the majority.
Conservatives especially, who supposedly
champion what the American Founders had defended,
should keep such meddlesome functions away from
government. Does a ban on gay marriage amount to
securing our basic, unalienable human rights? No, it
clearly does not. No one has a right to have others
marry in a fashion one prefers. Quite the opposite is
true. Everyone has the right to marry as he or she,
along with the partner, chooses. That is what the law
would uphold in a free society, not what "the people"
or their political representatives prefer.
Notice that none of this bears on the issue of
whether gay marriages are a good idea. So what if
ihey are or are not? The bulk of what people decide
in their lives, for better or for worse, is their own
business and has nothing to do with the job the
government has in a free country. What should I eat?
How often should I exercise? What career should I
choose? When should I take my vacation? Should
I have another child? Should I add another chapter
to the manuscript I plan to send to the publisher?
Should I purchase a new car or house or pair of
People make good and bad choices. Which ever
they make is not the government's concern. It may
well be the concern of their family, friends, neighbors
and others with whom they have civilized, peaceful
relationships and who are welcome to attend to what
choices they should'make in life, Government isn't
part of this interested, concerned entourage, that's
for sure.
The government is at most about keeping the
peace, and in an atmosphere of peace there can be
no official meddling in the institution of marriage.
It is between the parties who would marry, that's
all. Except where matters of public health'enter the
situation, no governmental authority exists to order
people about so far as whom they wish to marry is
So, let us assume for a moment that there is
something amiss with gay marriage. The solution
is for people to work it out with the advice of their
intimates. Notunlike therebeingsomethingamisswith
someone's career choice or religious preference. And
do not tell me these aren't sufficiently consequential
matters in people's lives. They definitely are, every
bit as consequential as whom they choose to marry.
Yet no government has any just authority to meddle
in these matters.
But, sadly, these days everything has turned
into a public affair whom one chooses to marry,
what kind of automobile one chooses to purchase,
whether one chooses to smoke, whether one is going
to use fossil fuel you name it and it is the concern
,of the likes of Al Gore and George W Bush. They
only differ in their choice of what goes into the basket
of personal, private concerns they want to make a
province of public policy.
Gay marriage or no gay marriage leave it
to the actual concerned individuals, namely those
involved in the decision, not the rest of us.

Tibor Machan holds the R.C. Hoiles Professorship
in business ethics and free enterprise at Chapman
University in Orange, Calif., and is co-author of
"Libertarianism, For and Against" (Rowman &
Littlefleld). He advises Freedom Communications,
parent company of this newspaper. E-mail him at

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

License to Steal?

Our local governments
have been granted a license
to steal. Thanks to state
law, local county property
appraisers have had to reas-
sess our property values
based upon the speculative
purchases of savvy, non-
resident investors. This has
caused a unfair tax burden
on our citizens. The really
sad part is that this reas-
sessment is not based on
actual value increase.
In order to have an
increase in value, there
should be an increase in
functionality, or at the very
least we should have bet-
ter services, amenities,
higher revenue from rents,
wage increases, etc. How
would you like to tell your
employer that in your opin-
ion your salary should be
and your boss will have no
choice but to pay it? Bingo,
you get the money. No extra
work or effort on your part.
Your production remains
the same or diminishes.
Sounds great, eh? What if
you are the employer?
If your neighbor sells
his home for a million dol-
lars, does that mean your
home will sell for the same
amount? Absolutely not! If
your neighbor paid a mil-
lion dollars for his home,
does that mean you would
be willing to pay a million
dollars for yours? No way!
There are many factors that
affect the sale of a prop-
erty. Six hurricanes in a
year, higher interest rates,
lack of available and afford-
able insurance, increased
gas and energy prices and

fewer high paying jobs are
just a few of the external
forces that can affect the
real estate market.
Taxes are essential to
fund the government and
provide services to. the citi-
zens. However taxes need
to be based on factual data
not speculation. When you
pay income tax, it is based
on the amount of money
you earned less the deduc-
tions that you qualify for.
When you pay sales tax,
it is based on the amount
of your purchase. Imagine
walking into Wal-Mart to
purchase a gallon of milk.
The customer in front of
you is purchasing $200
worth of groceries and the
customer behind you is
purchasing $200 worth of
groceries also. When your
bill is calculated, you are
charged sales taxes based
on a $200 purchase. The
cashier explains that. since
the customers surrounding
you made $200 purchases
you will need to be taxed for
the same amount. How will
you respond? You should
be outraged. Imagine if
you were Bill Gates neigh-
bor and this same prin-
ciple was applied to the
IRS income tax formula.
You will be screaming like
a mashed cat.
Since 1992, Gulf County
citizens have seen the clos-
ing of St. Joe's paper mill
and the elimination of more
than 400 decent paying
jobs. The local hospital has
closed. This means that
adequate medical care is
no longer available for the
citizens and there has been

lost jobs for the local medi-
cal workers. There were
three grocery stores, now
there is one. More jobs lost
and higher grocery prices
due to lack of competition.
How in the world can it
be determined that prop-
erty values have increased?
It seems that the value of
living in Gulf County has
diminished considerably.
When analyzing a
property's value a prudent
investor will look at the
rate of return. For exam-
ple a home that rents for
$800 per month will gener-
ate $9,600 per year. After'
you deduct expenses for
management, maintenance,
taxes, insurance, etc., the
actual income will only
be $7,000 per year. If the
home was purchased for
$100,000 the investor will
realize a rate of return at
seven percent. This does
not take into account the
risk of damage caused
by tenants, vacancy loss,
etc. What happens if the
taxes on the investment are
increased by 400 percent?
The rate of return drops
drastically. The property
owner can no longer afford
to offer the home for-rent
at $800 per month and will
have to increase his rent and
eliminate many prospec-
tive tenants from the equa-
tion. Before long affordable
housing will. not be avail-
able. This scenario is the
reality that we are facing
today. Since tenants can't
afford to rent the home, the
property owner will be fac-
.ing extended vacancy and
monetary losses. This will

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 15, 2006 SA

cause the property owner
to place his property on the
market for sale. As more
and more properties are
put up for sale, the market
will become flooded. The
result will be lower sales
prices, extended market
time, and eventual foreclo-
sures and bankruptcies. In
effect the value of the prop-
erty has decreased.
During the past few
years, Northwest Florida
has been in a "real estate
boom." Sales prices have
increased at a rate never
seen before. With these sales
the counties have enjoyed a
windfall of additional rev-
enue. Unfortunately the
greedy county commission-
ers aren't satisfied with the
extra money that they are
getting. They want to get
more and have found a way
to do it. Reassessing proper-
ties that haven't sold based
on the values of the ones
that did. This is wrong and
should be illegal. Newsflash,
the real estate boom has
diminished. Demand is low
and inventory is high. It is
almost impossible to drive
down a street without see-
ing multiple for sale signs
cluttering yards and right
of ways.. Some of the signs
have been there for such
a long time that termites
have eaten the post in half.
Experts have-been warning.
of a real estate bubble that
will burst. Well the bub-
ble appears to have been
popped. Our nation is in
the middle of a very expen-
sive war, energy crisis, ris-
,ing national debt, not to
mention numerous natural
disasters that have dealt
serious blows to the econo-
my. So how do our elected
officials help the situation?


to the Editor

Dear Editor: -- .... ; .
Regarding the tax situa-
tion here in Gulf County, I
have heard many long time
residents who have had their
homestead exemption in place
for many years say they are
not much effected by the pro-
liferate spending of the County
This is wrong!
The spending by our
County Commissioners makes
each and every homeowner
-, homesteaded or not pay
about twice what they should
in county taxes.
If a robust five percent
increase in the county budget
for the last five years had been
the spending level remem-
ber Bay County taxpayers
are outraged at a five percent
increase in spending every
homesteaded homeowner's
taxes would be about one-half
of what they are now paying.
That's right, about one-
half of what taxes are now.
Below is an example of
a random homesteaded resi-
dence from each commission-
er's district to illustrate this
The information is avail-

,:ablein public records.
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore: sample address
Henry Mack Drive; current
taxes $407.26; taxes at a 5
percent rate of increase over
Sthe past five years, $203.63;
additional cost to homeowner
over four-year commissioner's
term, $814.52.
Commissioner Billy
Traylor: sample address
Stonemill Creek Road; cur-
rent taxes, $270.89; taxes at a
5 percent rate of increase over
the past five years, $135.45;
additional cost to homeowner
over.four-year commissioner's
term, $541.78.
Commissioner Jerry
Barnes: sample address -
Treasure Drive; current taxes,
$1,810.53; taxes at 5 percent
rate of increase over the past
five years, $905.26; additional
cost to homeowner over four-
year commissioner's term,
Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr.: sample address
S- Liberty Street; current taxes,
$526.24; taxes at 5 percent
rate of increase over the past
five years, $263.12; additional
cost to homeowner over four-

year commissioner's term,
Commissioner Bill
Williams: sample address
- W. U.S. 98; current taxes,
$286.56; taxes at a 5 per-
cent rate of increase over past
five years, $143.28; additional
cost to homeowner over four-
year. commissioner's ..term,
$573.12. ...
SCommissioners will tell us
they have lowered the millage'
rate- they did about 30 per-
cent. However, spending went
up 147 percent at the same
The massive increase in
property values in Gulf County
ought to have resulted in a
much larger decrease in the
millage rate. That would have
reduced everyone's taxes.
In this way all of Gulf
County, including those with a
homestead exemption, could
share in the prosperity being
generated by the increase in
property values; at the beach-
Ask your Commissioners
to give you a "Beach Bonus"
'and lower your taxes by about
50 percent! Nowl
S Jim Garth

Citizens for


Dear Editor:
My name is. Shelley
Segree. I live in Eastpoint,
Florida. On Monday, June 5,
2006 I was on my way home
from Panama City and had
car problems. An officer from
Gulf County, Officer Newsome,
offered assistance. He was
very kind and stayed with me
and my daughter on the side
of the road while I waited
for family to come. I just
wanted to say thank you for
the kindness and concern.

Shelley Segree'

Lightening Kills!

When a storm ap-
proaches, and lightening
is present:

Raise taxes on properties
that have not been sold.
Higher taxes are not the
fault of the Gulf County
property appraiser. The
responsibility for higher
taxes is the result of the
County Commissioners
failing to reduce the mill-
age rate. With the sale of
numerous properties in
Gulf County, there is more
than sufficient revenue to
justify a significant reduc-
tion in the tax millage rate.
This was not the case.
County Commissioners
fought with all their heart
to take and keep every cent
they could bleed from the
If it is not bad enough
that property owners are
being unfairly overtaxed,
.they must face the fact daily
that they aren't even getting
benefits for their expendi-
tures. Residents have real-
ized only minimal road
improvements, infrastruc-
ture expansion or modern-
ization. There aren't any
increases in good jobs,
higher pay, better health
care, etc. It appears the
major service provided
so far by the Gulf County_
Commissioners is prison-
ers picking up trash and

mowing the ditches.
All is not lost, as a com-
munity we need to demand
accountability. Call your
representatives, senators,
county commissioners, etc.
Let them know that what
is happening is wrong.
Demand changes to the
system. Perhaps we need
recall elections or a consti-
tutional amendment.
Taxes need to be based
on actual sales not investor
speculation. An accurate
value is only determined
upon the successful sale of
real estate. Until that time
it is purely speculation
and should not be a factor
in tax assessment. Don't
stand by and watch as gov-
ernment agencies exploit
us. Take action now. Attend
county commission meet-
ings, protest your property
evaluations that are based
on investment speculation,
vote to change the laws that
require the reassessment of
your property based on tho
sale of another property.
Expect and demand fiscal
responsibility. Our liveli-
hood and economic future
is at risk. We need to act
Kevin Welch
St. Joe Beach, Florida,

Port St. Joe City Commissioners

Residents and taxpayers can contact City
Commissioners in the following fashion.
By city cell phone:

Mayor Frank Pate
'can be contacted by
Phone at 227-1696.

Frank Pate

John Reeves canbe
contacted by ph6he
at 229-6374.

John Reeves
Group I

O Commissioner
Rachel Crews can
be contacted by
-' phone at 229-9291.

Rachel Crews
Group II

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S -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,
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aenny KoDerts
Group III

David Horton
Group IV

James "Benny"
Roberts can be con-
tacted by phone at

David Horton can
be contacted by
phone at 229-8978.

Commissioners can also
be reached by mall cdo
City Hall. 305 Cecil G.
Costln, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, 32456.




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What Have We REALLY Learned From Hurricanes?

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
(NOTE: This is the final
installment of the 22-part
series on hurricanes that
has been running since
January 5. The entire
collection of articles will

be published in the weeks
ahead in a single volume
for a nominal price. Copies
of the collection will be
available at The Star office
in Port St. Joe.)

The aftermath of

any major disaster is
overwhelming to survivors,
evacuees, rescue workers
and aid organizations.
Knowing in advance
where you can get help is
vital to recovery, mental
and physical health, and

can mean the difference in
the ability to cope with the
situation and feeling so
overwhelmed you cannot
A great deal of
assistance for both
individuals and businesses

is available, but people
must register with the
Federal Emergency
Management Agency
(FEMA) or Homeland
Security to start, the
process and open the
channels of help.
A few examples of
assistance are: home and
personal property disaster
loans; business disaster
loans; consumer services;
disaster unemployment
assistance; agricultural
aid; Social Security
benefits; tax assistance;
insurance information;
volunteer agency services;
and loans for homeowners
and renters
Taking That First Step
If the President of the
United States declares
an area to be a national
disaster, residents of that
area may begin receiving
assistance through
FEMA's Individuals and
Households Program
This program provides
money and services to
people in the disaster

area when losses are not
covered by insurance,
and property has been
damaged or destroyed.
Residents must
meet specific eligibility
conditions to qualify for
help, and the program
is designed to help 'with
critical expenses that
cannot be covered in other
IHP will not cover all
losses from damage ,to
property (home, personal
property, household
goods) that resulted
from the disaster, and is
not intended to restore
damaged property to its
pre-disaster condition.
In some cases, IHP
may only provide enough
money, up to the program
limits, for a person to
return an item to service.
IHP does not cover
business-related losses
that resulted from the
By law, IHP cannot

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provide money for losses
covered by insurance.
While some money
is available through IHP,
most disaster aid from
the federal government
is in the form of loans
from the Small Business
Administration (SBA) that
must be repaid.
Applicants to IHP may
be required to seek help
from SBA first, before
being considered for
certain types of IHP help.

ready to take notes, and
also have ready:
Your Social Security
A description of
your losses caused by the
Directions to your
damaged property
A telephone number
where you can be reached
When you apply over
the phone, after the

inspection. Inspectors are
contractors, not FEMA
employees, but your
inspector will have FEMA
Ask for it when he or
she arrives. You must be
present for your scheduled
appointment, and must
have proof of ownership
and occupancy to show
the inspector.
Proof of ownership is
your deed, tax records,
mortgage payment book,

authorizing FEMA to verify
that the information you
have given is correct.
Inspectors file your report,
but do not determine your
Within about 10 days
of the inspection, you
will receive a letter from
IHP informing you of the
decision on your request
for help.
If you are eligible
for help, the letter will
be followed by a U.S.
Treasury/State check, or
there will be a transfer
of cash to your bank

account. The letter will
explain what the money
can be used for.
If you are not eligible
for help, the letter will
state why and will tell you
of your appeal rights.
If you are referred to
the SBA for help from the
SBA Disaster Assistance
Program, you will get an
SBA application.
If you do not use the
money as explained by
FEMA, you may not be
eligible for any additional
help and also may have to
pay the money back.
You must keep receipts
or bills for three years to
demonstrate how all of
the money was used in
meeting your disaster-
related needs. Money from

this program may not be
used to pay utilities or
for staying with family or
The IHP money may
be used only for specific
purposes within the
following categories:
-home repair
-housing assistance
-moving and storage
-permanent housing
-personal property
-rental assistance
-replacement housing
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Disaster Assistance
Under : any
circumstances, the first
step .to getting help .is to
-egister with FEMA.
Apply online at www., and click
on "Online Individual
Assistance Center," or call
1-800-621-3362. Hearing
and speech impaired only
call 1-800-462-7585.
Have pen and paper

information is recorded,
you will receive a FEMA
application number. You
must keep this number
and use it in all your
dealing s withF-EMA. Do
not lose it.
You should be
contacted by a FEMA
inspector ;in about 10
days, who will visit your
property and assess the
There is no fee for the

or a copy of your dwelling's
insurance policy for the
address, showing you as
the owner.
Proof of occupancy is
your driver's license, any
first-class government
mail sent to you within the
last three months at that
address, or recent utility
bills in your name at that
The inspector will
ask you to sign a form



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patient. This can lead to unwarranted apprehension..The truth is that it is an excellent and valuable treatment
which can restore function and beauty in situations where the only alternative may be the removal of the
tooth. With the techniques and medications now being used, it can be a relatively easy experience, free from
pain. and any significant post treatment problems. In fact, root canal therapy is no more uncomfortable than
having a complex'filling. It is successful therapy which cna be accomplished with your total comfort.
Because the internal vitality of the tooth is no longer present, many people assume that the tooth is now
a "foreign body," will become brittle and may be rejected by the body. This is nor the case because there is
a nutrition and blood supplying membrane between the root and bond which serves as a cushion and keeps
things "natural."

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Por St. Joe 1009 Monument Ave.
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bedroom, 2bath, 1,172sf, lot size 20 x 80
MLS #11 1242. $365,000. Call Ronald Pickett at 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

Port St.Joe Residential Lot 125 14th. Street BayView,I 12xI20 or .30acres approx
MLS# 200365. $259,000.
Port St.Joe Residential Lot- 1310 Monument Ave. Lot size approx. 120 x 105. MLS#
200355. $279,000.
C-30 Shallow Reed Subdivision we have released 6Village lots for $279,000 each.
Port St. Joe Commercial -Village at Marina Cove 171 Village Dr. Lot size 40x 98.
MLS #105310.$499,000.
Overstreet Pine Breeze SD 948 South Long St. Lot size 108 x 300. MLS #
111065. $75,000
St.Joe Beach Interior 303 Nautilus Dr.- Sea Shores SD.- appro 80xl40. MLS
Treasure Bay- C-30 -Bay View- 5312 Sand Bar Dr. Lot size 103 x 220. MLS # 105578.

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"4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,500sf 50 x 583 approx lot size.
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Mexico Beach 103 16th. Street
3BR/2BA, Plus a 2BR/ IBA Mother-in-Law suite. 2,790sf, lot size
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Cape San Bias Seagrass Sub.- 120 Seagrass Circle 128 x 107 lot
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Here is a general
overview of local, state and
federal services available,

S From Page 7A

and helpful sites, hits.
addresses, organizations
and contacts that will be For eme]
needed after a hurricane 9-1-1, but rei

agencies, call
member, after

a hurricane, most if not
all phone service will be


The first step for both

individuals and businesses
needing assistance is:
Department of
Homeland Security tele-
registration, National
Information Processing
Center: 1-800-621-3362



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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Monday, June 19, 2006 at
10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both
public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

1. Approve Minutes May 15, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval B.J. Heard & Chris King Baywoods Parcel ID #06230-000R 4.5 acres in Section 25, Township
8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum11 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
3. Final Plat Approval William J. Smiley Buckhorn Ranch 1A Parcel ID #01186-100R 10 acres in Section 3, Township
6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 20 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
4. Final Plat Approval William J. Smiley Buckhorn Ranch 1B Parcel ID #01186-300R 20 acres in Section 3, Township
6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 40 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
5. Preliminary Plat Approval D.L. & Betty Owens Scarlet's Place Parcel ID #01359-365R & 01359-370R 1,0 acres in
Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 28 unit development subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local development regulations, stated and unstated.
6. Preliminary Plat Approval Dennis Stockard a subdivision Parcel ID #04250-000R 1.24 acres in Section 16, Town-
ship 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 3 unit development subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
7. Preliminary Plat Approval Randy Raffield a subdivision Parcel ID #03101-050R-1.74 acres in Section 19, Township 8
South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a subdivision subject to all'Federal, State and Local development regulations,
stated and unstated.
8. Variance Patricia McNair Parcel ID #06269-065R .5 acres in Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida Permission to leave house in current position on Gulf side lot.
9. Variance Gary Smith Parcel ID #06269-029R .85 acres in Section 18, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida Minor Replat.
10. Public Hearing -Large Scale Land Use Change St Johns Village of Gulf County, Inc. St Johns Village Parcel ID
#01368-800R & 01369-000R 107.52 acres in Section 35 & 36, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida
Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential Low Density.
11. Public Hearing -Large Scale Land Use Change Jerald D. Gaskin Parcel ID #01570-000R & 01553-000R 143.54 acres
in Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential Low
12. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
13. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DO/PDP
14. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Plan-
ning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.

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FEMA Fraud Detection:

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The City of Wewahitchka will hold an election
on September 05, 2006. Candidates for Com-
missioner Group III and Commissioner Group IV
must qualify between noon on July 17 and noon
July 21, 2006 eastern time. Qualifying fees are
$29.50. Registration books for this election will
close on-August 07, 2006 at 5:00 PM eastern
Gwen Exley
City Clerk

Publish June 8 and June 15, 2006



The St. Joseph Peninsula Beach Advi-
sory Committee will hold a town hall
meeting to update, residents and prop-
erty owners within the proposed proj-
ect area (Stumphole to St. Joseph Pen-
insula State Park) of the status of our
beach nourishment project.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. EASTERN,
June 17, 2006

WHERE: St. Joseph Bay Country Club,
Club House (this location will be
open to the public for this event)

Publish: June 15, 2006


Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

RA The Star. Port St. Joe FL Thursday, Jlune 15, 2006




Publish: June 15 and June 22, 2006

U.S. Small Business
Administration: 1-800-

Social Security
Administration: 1-800-

Internal Revenue
Service: 1-800-829-1040
/ TTY: 1-800-829-4059

Housing and Urban
Development Hotline: 1-

Department ofVeterans
Affairs: 1-800-827-1000

American Red Cross:
1-800 HELP-Now (435-
7669) /

American Red Cross
Food, Shelter ad Financial
Assistance: 1-800-GET-
INFO (1-866-438-4636)

American Red Cross
Central Panhandle
Chapter covering Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson and Washington
430 East / 15th
Street, Panama City, FL
32405, (850) 763-6587,

Salvation Army
Donation Helpline: 1-800-
SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-

USDA Meat and Poultry
Hotline: 1-888-MPHotline

National Animal
Poison Control Center: 1-
888-426-4435 (calls are
answered 24/7)

com: an entire website
dedicated to helping pet
owners find suitable
accommodations away
from home

w w w f mo .
org: Federation
of Manufactured
Homeowners Association

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Hurricanes --From Page 8A

offers information on what
to do before, during and
after a hurricane

www. dcnonline. org:
Disaster Contractors


Florida Disaster
Food Stamp Hotline and
Information: call your local
Department of Children
and Families office or the
statewide toll free number

Florida State Volunteer
and Donations Hotline: 1-
800-FL-HELP (1-800-354-

Florida Elder Affairs:
1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-

Florida Department
of Financial Services
Insurance Claim Hotline:
'1-800-22-STORM (1-800-

Florida Attorney

General's Price Gouging
Hotline: 1-800-646-0444

Florida Agricultural
and Consumer Services
Price Gouging Hotline:
1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-

Florida Agency for
Workforce Innovation
Unemployment Claims
Emergency Internet Site,
or call 1-800-204-2418

Florida Contractors,
Department of Business
and Professional
Registration: (850) 487-

Florida Road
Information, State Highway
Department: 1-8880638-
0250, ext. 1637

Florida Disaster
Area Updates:. www.
FloridaDisaster .org

org: statewide emergency
management information
before, during and after

a storm, including citizen
emergency information


Gulf County Emergency
Management Office: www.
com / (850) 229-9111 /
gulf91 l(,

Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association: (850)

Mexico Beach
Department of Public
Safety: (850) 648-4790
/ non-emergency (850)
648-5984 / 901(mbdps.'
mexicobeachgov. com

Search and Rescue:

Gulf County Sheriff:
non-emergency (850) 639-

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 ofEnvironmental 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 four 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 of January 1 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 ofa contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close
to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level ofa contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or
expected risk to health. MCLGs allowfor a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration ofa contaminant which, ifexceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water
system mustfollow.
Picocurle per liter (pCi/L) measure ofthe radioactivity in water.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/4): one part by weight ofanalyte to 1 million parts by weight ofthe water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (fgl): one part by weight ofanalyte to I billion parts by weight ofthe water sample.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: :The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing
evidence that addition ofa disinfectant is necessaryfor control ofmicrobial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level ofa drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or
expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
** Results in the Level Detected column forradiological 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 MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Deteed Results Contamination
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/I) Dec-03 N 2.8 N/A 0 15 deposif natu
Radium 226 oa, combined Ero r., otr.rrl
radium (pCi) Mar-3 N 1. deposits
Inorganic Contaminants
Discharge of drilling
Brium (ppn .lir-02 019 .Owastes; discharge from-
mdet refinen-, e oilor.
of natural depo.-L.
Ero: I.n :1 narural
dlT.' -;,in aler 3Jdi, '.e
Fluoride (ppm) Mar-03 N -0.96 N/A' 4 4.0 .which romotesrong
teeth; discharge fr&m
fenilizer and oluih.umr
Salil t derr Irruin or.
Sodium npprr,)' N 44 N A N A 0 J ieaclg t '0 M'l

Cnm d n Dates of AL 90th sampling AL
Contamnanur n Un sampling Violation Percentile sites MCLG (Action Lil, .s er.eoCsrntarmnarion
ofMeuremen (m Jyr.) Y/N Result exceeding. Level)
Ihe 4L
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Conrosion ci h.u ;ichol plumbing tierrnm,, ouniion
Copper (lap tcr) un-Sep N 0.081 0.0 13 I3 of narurJl depo.i., letacrne rom rood
ppm) 03 preiernai. e
Lead (tap ueler') Jun-Sep N .0 C rri.Ofi Oi hoai0ehold plumbing i:, lteTi. er.:.,on
(ppbi 03 of nrumral depois~

TTHMs and Stage I Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
For the following parameters morilored under Stage I D DBP reulau.:.n the level detected is the higher annual .erage trunring annual .iterge
.RA.4 of the quartel) a.serages of Chlonne .nrd the arnuaul aerae i ihequarnerly a eracges ofHaliiceici Acic. and TTHI.. Range of Resull- i.
rte rrngec ,'ireiulu.lo,)wesi i highe-i a!s ite Indcdul siu'rplmg .ilc
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Leel RangE CLG r MCL or
Unit of sampling iolario d of Lihll Source of Conlaminalon
Measurement Imojr.) JN Reiults
Chlorine (ppm) jan De N 0 3S- I MRRDL = 4.0 a irer ajddne used to connol microbes
Halocei cA.dS, Aug-l0 N 2.3 NA NA MCL-60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
TTHM [Total
trihalomethares] Aug-05 N 17.4 NA NA M.ICL = 80 B ,-piod.ct of drne ing iparer di.inrecic.n

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds,.
reservoirs, springs, and wells. As ,alter travelsover 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 discharge's, oil and gas
production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety ofsources such as agriculture, urban
stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are
by-products ofindutstrial 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
will benefit all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes reflected as rate structure
adjustments. Thank you for understanding.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general
population. Immuno-conpromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy,
persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system
disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should

seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on
appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological
contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

We at the City of Wewahitchka would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve
the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are insuring the quality
ofyour water. Ifyou have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feelfree to
call any of the numbers listed.
Gwen Exley, City Clerk
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Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Violation Level Range of CLG ML Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCL) Sept-2003 N 4.5 4.4-4.5 0 15 deposits
Inorganic Contaminants
Erosion of natural
deposits; water additive
which promotes strong
Fluoride (ppm) Sept- 2003 N 1.4 0.6 1.4 4 4.0 teeth; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
Runoff from fertilizer
use; leaching from w
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm) Nov-2005 N 0.14 ND-0.14 10 10 septic tanks, sewage;
erosion of natural
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 average of the quarterly
averages of Haloacetic Acids and/or 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 LikelySourceContamination
Unit of sampling Violation e of Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo.yr.) Y/N Results
Chlorine (ppm) 2005 N 1.28 0.9-1.5 MRDLG MRDL=4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
Haloacetic Acids Ju2004 N 3 1.1- MCL =60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5) (ppb) 4.9 ,

TTHM [Total
trihalomethanes] Jul2004 N 2.5 ND-5 NA MCL.=80 ,. pr. .1u.' -,i e. J. i,.i;
(ppb) s "I .
No. of
C an t Dates of AL 90th sampling AL
ContamlmInandUnt sampling Violation Percentle sites MCLG (Acion LtkelySorce orContamination
orMcasurmena (moJyr.) Y/N Result exeedinto 'oLLel)
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Jun- 000423 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
SCopper (tap water) Sept N 0 of 20 1.3 1.3 of natural deposits; leaching frqm wood
(ppm) 2005 ppm preservatives
T uLead (t te- 15pp 0 1 Corrosion ofhousehold plumbing systems, erosion
Lead (tap water) Sept N 15 ppb Lof 20 0 15 Iof natort deposits
(ppb) 2005 of natural deposits

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 resultingfrom the presence ofanimals orfrom 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, orfarming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban
stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are
by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas
stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas
production and mining activities.

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 protectionfor 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.
Nitrates: As a precaution we always notify physicians and health care providers in this area if there is
ever a higher than normal level of nitrates in the water supply.

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
will benefit all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes reflected as rate structure
adjustments. Thank you for understanding.

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

We at Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually
improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring
the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please
feel free to call any of the numbers listed.

Lighthouse Utilities Company Inc.
PO. Box # 428
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

2005 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
This report will be ,mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at
2010 County Road 30-A upon request.

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. Othr constant goal is to
provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts
we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are
committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from 2 wells that
draw from the Floridan Aquifier. Because of the excellent quality of our water, the only treatment
required is chlorine for disinfection purposes.

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

We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact James R.
Simmons @ 850.227.7427. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.

Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to
Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based
on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 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 regulations.

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

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

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

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

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

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG:' The level of a drinking water disinfectant below
which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs to not reflect the benefits of the use of
disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
'ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.

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

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

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

insisted, however, that raping a
child was not in his character.
Polk pleaded to the charge
and went on probation, but
violated it by missing an
appointment with his proba-
tion officer and was sentenced
to nine years in prison. While
locked up, Polk, who always
claimed he was innocent but
accepted the plea to avoid a
possible life sentence, made
a public records request to
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement for his DNA test
After receiving the records,
he won an appeal to the First
District Court of Appeal, which
returned him to Gulf County
to resolve the DNA issue. Last
month, Circuit Judge Judy
Pittman allowed Polk to with-
draw his plea and gave him the
right to take his case to trial.
Polk's lawyer, Clyde Taylor
of Tallahassee, then asked
Pittman to assign a monetary
bond for Polk.
Polk's mother said family

members would be traveling to
Port St. Joe to post bond and
take Polk home to Arkansas.
According to the Gulf County
Jail, Polk was still In custody
Taylor said Polk also has a
job waiting for him in Tampa if
he chooses to stay in the state.
"The state did not oppose
bond, as long as it was a rea-
sonable bond between $10,000
and $20,000," Taylor said.
"The fact that the state agreed
to a reasonable bond is sig-
nificant, but I wouldn't read too
much into it."
He said a status conference
is scheduled for this summer.
If Polk goes to trial, he
would face the possibility of
being convicted and sentenced
to life in prison.
Taylor said talks with pros-
ecutor Brian Hill have been
ongoing and he hopes to resolve
the case without a trial.

Sponsors For The 2006 Founders Day Golf Tournament

The St. Joseph Bay Country
Club of Directors is grateful to,
the following sponsors for their
wonderful support. The profits
will be used to help make capi-
tal improvements to the facili-
ties and golf course.
The following businesses
paid for the Hole-In-One insur-
ance premium: Hutson Auto
Sales, Bayside Savings Bank,
Coastal Community Bank, and
Watson Brothers Construction,
Inc. The complimentary gifts
that all players received were
made possible by Beach Realty
and Hannon Insurance Agency.
The hole sponsors were,
Coastal Realty Group, David
Whitfield, David Blacksheer &
Bob McQuinn, Gulf Coast Data
Com, Harmon Realty, Coastal
Insurance, David & Trudy
Strand, Donna Spears Realty,



Ace Hardware, Sunset Coastal
Grill, St. Joe News Network,
Barry & Delores Whaley, Bay St.
Joseph Care and Rehabilitation
Center, William's Plumbing,
Old Swingers, Wiley & Norma
Allgood, Parker Realty, B&P
Pool and Jacuzzi, Paul Penn
& Coastal Realty Group, Mens
Golf Association, Vision bank,
Buddy Ward Seafood at 13

mile, St. Joe Sod & Landscape
Patty Waldo, Kelso Colbert,
Fred Witten, Picture Perfect
Frames, The Port Fine Wines
and Spirits, Sandy River Golf
Course and Learning Center,
Tom Knox, David & Myoong Kelly,
Badcock Furniture, Barefoot
Properties LLC, Piergovanni
Builders, The Rawbar, Bill
Wood, State Farm Insurance,
Coastal Community Bank
Apalachicola, Paradise Coast

Vacation Rentals, Boyer Signs,
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty, Donamelia, Tom
Todd Realty, Brown Cow's Ice
Cream Shoppe, George Brine,
Superior Bank, Outdoors
Fishing with Clint Boy, St. Joe
Shrimp Co., Billy Hildreth of
Glen Echo Sportswear, Fred
& Jead Fitzgerald, Tyndall
Federal Credit Union, Roberson
& Friedman PA, Gables '&
Palms Real Estate and Vacation
Rentals, Lenny Collins of Triin
Master LLC, Eric Schoelles,
Eldon Schoelles, Cooper's Cut
& Style,- Great Wall Chinese
The Board of Directors are
very pleased with the wonder-
ful support of our players wlo
participated and the staff that
worked'so well on this event.




The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of Ordinance No. 354 which will consider action on a Petition
for Voluntary Annexation of property into the City of Port St. Joe. The title of the
ordinance is as follows:


The property to be annexed is located generally in Section. 18, Township 8 South,
Range 10 West, and Section 13, Township 8 South, Range 11 ,West, Gulf County,,
Florida. A complete legal description of the property by metes and bounds mea-
surements and a copy of the ordinance can be obtained at the Clerk's office.

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Thursday,
June 29, 2006 at 6:00 P.M. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will
occur at the same time and location on June 20, 2006. Copies of the Ordinance
are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

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

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide com-
ments-in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port
St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Trans-
actions of the public' hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any
decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should
ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the ap-
peal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call
the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.

Publish June 15 & 22, 2006

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Convicted Rapist

Granted Bond

By David Angier
Florida Freedom
A man imprisoned for five
years for a crime that DNA
tests indicate- he did not do,
may breathe free air sometime
this week after a judge granted
him bond.
David Randy Polk, 43, of
Arkansas, who pleaded no con-
test in 2000 to molesting a
friend's 11-year-old daughter
while he was staying with them
in Gulf County, was allowed
a $15,000 bond earlier this
The girl told authorities
that Polk raped her on May
17,1999, but DNA tests exclud-
ed Polk as a contributor to
the sperm found on her bed,
quilt and a doctor's examina-
tion performed the day after
the alleged attack found no
physical evidence of rape. Polk
told investigators that he'd
been drinking with his friend
that night and was too drunk
to know what happened. He


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Beach Restoration

amount can be reduced if
actual bids for the project are
dollar amount was placed
on the ballot because legally
the figure on the ballot is
the maximum which can be
bonded for the project, and
a "buffer" has been included
in cost projections to provide
room for some variance
between projections and the
actual cost.
Actual bids cannot be
sought until the project
funding has been approved
and the project permitted by
both the state and federal
The current MSTU
ordinances automatically
terminate with the repayment
of the original beach
restoration bond, which the
SJPBAC anticipates to be in
The vote will be Gulf
County's first mail-in
The deadline for ballots
to be received by Supervisor
of Elections Linda Griffin's
Office is 7 p.m. E.T. on July
6: New voter registration lists
closed June 7.
At a May 12 town hall
meeting Griffin reviewed
the voting procedure for
tle. audience, encouraging
people to follow precisely
the instructions enclosed

with the ballots, because
careless errors on returned
ballots, even ballots mailed
incorrectly, will eliminate
that ballot.
Each voter will vote only
on the MSTU classification
applicable to the property
attached to the registered
voting address, even if a
person owns more than one
property in the project area.
Absentee ballots may
be requested before ballots
are mailed June 16, and
can be requested for one of
three reasons: the elector
is temporarily unable to
occupy residence because of
hurricane, tornado, flood, fire
or other emergency or natural
disaster; the voter will be
absent from the country and
does not plan to return before
the election date; the voter is
in a hospital or other facility
that kill make it impossible
to receive the ballot within
the allotted time frame at the
address of record.
Voters with inactive voter
status will not be mailed a
ballot for the election.
Voters become inactive if
they have not voted in the
past two elections and/or
the Supervisor of Elections
has received returned mail
from the voter. To reactivate
status, the voter must contact
the Supervisor of Elections'
Office, though the books for

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this election are closed.
Only one ballot may be
included in each envelope,
and 63 cents in postage must
be. attached to the ballot
envelope for return mailing.
The voter's certificate on
the back side of the envelope
must be signed by the voter,
and the voter's Gulf County
residence address must be
listed in order for the ballot
to count.
Power of attorney is not
acceptable when registering
to vote or voting an absentee
At the urging of county
commissioners, the committee
recently conducted a straw
poll of all affected property
owners in the project area,
as non-resident property
owners can not vote in the
July referendum.
According to the SJPBAC
representatives, they received
a 34 percent return on the
1,159 straw poll surveys
mailed to property' owners,
with 91 percent of respondents
supporting the use of MSTUs
as part of the financing for
beach restoration.
At the May 12 meeting,
Paula Pickett, Director of
the Gulf County Tourism
Development Council (TDC),
told the audience that the
TDC, with the county's
approval, had initiated a
four-cent transient tourist

New Millage Calculations

According to the St. Joseph Peninsula Beach Advisory Committee, the $3 million state
appropriation of "no-match" funds for the beach restoration project drops calculated millage
rates as shown below:
Gulf front property from 5.08 mills to 4.26 mills
Gulf interior property from 1.73 mills to 1.45 mills
Bayside property from 1 mill to .84 mills
These calculations are founded on a state match estimated based on the currently identified
beach access points. A potential secondary beach access point would reduce millage rates



The City of Port St. Joe City Commission Proposes to adopt by ordinance the fol-



The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Thursday,
June 29, 2006 at,6:00 RM. at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance will
occur at the same time and location on June 20, 2006. Copies of the Ordinance
are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Bld, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

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

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide com-
ments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port
St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Trans-
actions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any
decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should
ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the ap-
peal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call
the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.

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bed tax, with one cent of the
tax assigned to help pay off
the MSTU bond.
The tax will be charged to
anyone living in rental units
in Gulf County less than six
months at a time.
Pickett anticipated
$110,000-$115,000 annually
from the one-cent portion of
the tax earmarked for bond
Gulf County
commissioner Jerry Barnes
thanked Bense and Flood for
their assistance in securing
the extra no-match funds.
"The beach is a significant
tourism asset and very
important to the livelihood
of many in and around
Gulf County," said Barnes.
"Due to the efforts of these
gentlemen, our beach project
will become a reality next
According to Bense, the
people of Gulf County rarely
ask for a lot of help from
"So, when they do ask,"

said Bense, "you can be
assured it is for something
extremely important, and
protecting their beautiful
beaches certainly rises to
that level."
Julia Cunningham, a
member of SJPBAC, upon
hearing about the extra
funding, said, 'This shows
the state's commitment to the
area. We can't refuse their
help or we'll never get this
kind of assistance again."
SJPBAC spokesperson
Laurel Eiler agreed, saying
that Cape property owners
need to be aware that "should
we elect not to pursue our
beach restoration this year,
those funds will not be 'on
hold' for us for a future
time, but will be returned
back, into the budget for
other expenditures in other
Eiler called the $3 million
"an incredible opportunity a
gift, actually that very well
may be unprecedented in the
state's beach management

She reminded people
that the $3 million will come
directly off the top of the
project costs, and that the
SJPBAC finance committee
would recalculate the
recommended MSTU rates for
2006 as soon as possible after
receiving revised bond quotes
from the bonding agent.
Pickett said more detailed
information will be available
to the public at a town hall
meeting to be held at 10 a.m.
ET on June 17 at the St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club.
The SJBAC will hold its
monthly meeting at 1 p.m.
E.T. June 16 in the, Board
of County Commissioners
meeting room at the Port
St. Joe Courthouse Annex
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bonds to finance beach renourishment
and enhancement in one or mdoe series
not exceeding a total principal amount of
$12.000.000 00 payable from an annual
ad valorem lan imposed within the Cape
San Bias Gulfside Municipal Sevice;
Taeng Uril not exceeding 6 rnrih
maturing not later than 20years and
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Shall Gull County ne authorized to issue
boncs to finance beach renounri hment
and enhancement in one or more series
not exceeding a total principal amount of
$12,000,000.00 payable from an annual
ad valorem tax imposed within the Cape
San Bias Gulfside Interior Municipal
Services Taxing Unit not exceeding 4
mills maturing not later than 20 years and
bearing interest ata rate not exceeding
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Shall Gulf County be authorized to issue
bonds to finance beach renourishment
and enhancement in one or more series
not exceedirig a total rincipal amount of
$12,000,000.0 payable from an annual
ad valorem tax imposed within the Cape
San Bias Bayside Municipal Services
Taxing Unit not exceeding 2 mills
maturing not later than 20 years and
bearing interest at a rate not exceeding
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Langston Foundation Receives State Funds

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Dr. David Langston test-
ed the waters of the Florida
Legislature -this spring and
surfaced with a quarter of a
million dollars.
That $250,000 appropri-
ation, supported by Speaker
of the House Allan Bense,
R-Panama City, and ulti-
mately approved by Gov. Jeb
Bush, will allow the Norris D.
Langston Youth Scholarship
Foundation which Langston
heads to continue and grow
after-school tutoring and
mentoring programs in six
Northwest Florida counties.
The dollars will help
supplement a five-year fed-
eral grant passed through
the Florida Department .iof
SThat grant the Langston
Youth Scholarship Foundation
is now in its third year, of
funding is appropriated on
something of a sliding scale,
with the dollar amount lower
with each succeeding year.
As that pot dwindles,
the state funds will provide
sustenance for the programs
underwritten by the grant,
particularly after-school tutor-
ing, which is offered at each
of Gulf County's six public
schools, and mentoring pro-
grams for elementary school
students, several of which are
held each school year.
"This will help us expand
and sustain what we are
.doing,"' Langston said of the
state appropriation. "This
was an attempt to test the
waters of the Legislature. We
.had established a good net-
work, they knew what we were

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The after-school tutoring team at Port St. Joe Elementary recently received a state Shining Star Award.

doing, been to our functions
and they hav'e seen that the
program has gotten results."
Langston pointed with
particular pride to the rise of
Havana High School from an
"F" school to a "B" last year,
with the foundation examining
options for expanding its pro-
gramjsinto Gretna Elementary
in Gadsden County.

Jo Clements, a teacher
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School, has lauded the learn-
ing gains made by students
in that school's after-school
,tutoring program, which she
believes will be reflected in
final results from Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT)., ,
WTh le Bushi h;as ,ained a

reputation for vetoing state
spending he believes are
intended for strictly local or
parochial projects, Langston
said Bush viewed the multi-
county program with a
broader lens, a "major fac-.
tor" in gaining the governor's
"Our program is a strong
.advocate of the governor's A+

plan," Langston said. "To have
him as a friend and'slupporter
of our programs is remark-
"I can't say enough about
the governor. I have nothing
but respect for the guy and
he's got guts."
The programs support-
ed by the Langston Youth'
Scholarship Foundation, he


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.

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

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Small Scale Land Use Change: Robert W. Brown, Sr., Parcel
#00670-050R. Changing 10 acresfrom 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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Publish June 8 & 15, 2006

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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 P.M. 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.

5. Small Scale Land Use Change: Taunfon Devplopment, Inc., Par-
c el #00575-000R. Changing 10 acres from mixed agricultural/
residential to residential-v:w:density. Subject to all development
regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, FL.

6. 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:.o ;. .

7. Small Scale Land Use Change; Taunton Development, Inc., Par-
S .c eel #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.

8. Small Scale Land Use Change: James E. Lester, Sr., Parcel
#02396-OOR.' 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, at the City Hall in Wewahitchka.

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added, dovetail nicely with the
overall focus of the A+ plan,
which Langston contended
aims to level the educational
playing field.
"What this is about is
developing young children,"
Langston said. "The FCAT
shows the way to improve
learning and student achieve-
"It's made us work hard-
er. That's where our program
fits in. It gives kids extra time
and incentives to work harder
and do better."
The federal pass-through
grant through what is called
the 21s" Century Program
- and the state appropria-
tion will continue to support
a partnership with public
"It's a partnership to
develop children which is
what you want," Langston
Fund-raising for other
programs sponsored and
supported by the Langston
Foundation are ongoing,
including a recent $3,000
donation from Capital City
Bank, an annual supporter
of what the Langston and the
foundation are accomplish-
The long-term dream is
to establish an education and
economic development center
in the county or region.

"These programs allow
us to intervene and put a
method in place to develop
and pass the tests they need
to take and pass, such as the
FCAT," Langston said. "I'm
real thrilled where we are
right now."

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Save cash, energy with new thermostat


Freedom News Service

Bring on the hot weather.
I'm ready.
My new central air system
not only will keep my family
cool, but also will keep out the
humidity. My old system for
the first floor of our home was
so inadequate that I hadn't
turned it on for at least five
The old system, installed
about 16 years ago, was rated
at 9 SEER. That stands for
Seasonal Energy Efficiency
Ratio. The rating is based on
how much cooling the system
delivers for each watt of elec-
tricity. The higher the SEER
number, the more efficient the
Right now, a SEER of 10
means the system is not very
efficient. A "medium" efficien-
cy is in the 11-14 range. Above
that is the highest efficiency,
but I took Consumer Reports'
advice and didn't buy one that
"According to the con-
tractors we surveyed," said
Consumer Reports, "units
with a SEER of 11 to 14 tend
to hold up best. The contrac-
tors believe that high-efficien-
cy systems a SEER of more
than 14 tend to be more
complex, with more that can
go wrong."
My new system has a 14-
SEER rating and is 4 tons
(meaning it generates 48,000
BTUs of cooling capacity per
hour). Just the right amount,
I hope, to handle the 2,300
square feet in our first-floor
area. My old system was bare-
ly 2 tons.
It's important to get an
energy-efficient system for
two reasons. First, you'll save
energy. I'm not the environ-
mentalist I should be, but I
still like the idea of conserv-
ing energy when possible and
The second reason is .to
save money. Using my old sys-
tem in a normal summer, June
through August, would have
cost me about $800. Running
this new system for the same
amount of cooling time should
run less than $300.
For those who have never
shopped for a central air sys-
tem before, it's not just that
device you see outside a house
that most people erroneous-
ly call the "air conditioner."
That's just the condenser, a
part of a central air system.
In addition to buying a new
and larger condenser, I also
needed a new gas forced-air
furnace to power the whole
system and a new coil that will
attach to the furnace.
"Most people don't under-
stand that what powers a cen-
tral air system is the furnace,"
said Philip Lewis, owner of
Lewis Air in Rancho Santa
Margarita, Calif., the company
that installed my new system.
"They think the condenser out-
side is the 'air conditioner' and
that's all that's necessary."

The furnace I bought as
part of the system is a two-
stage model. It can operate at
a low or high speed depending
on the need.
Typically, a two-stage fur-
nace will start at a low speed
and move automatically to a
higher speed if the extra air
pressure is needed. Think of
it as a vehicle that can start
in a lower gear then move to a
higher one if needed.
A good two-stage furnace
can save energy and money
by working only as much as
needed. Our old furnace had
only one speed, which was
noisy turning on and off and
gobbled energy.
My wife hated it. It would
wake her up frequently.
(Someday I'll have to replace
our upstairs system with a
similar quiet one.)
I'm hoping the new furnace
will be much quieter since it
will start at a low speed.
Because I'm enlarging the
system capacity, I also had to
have the duct system enlarged
to accommodate the greater
air movement.
It took the installers a day
and a half, crawling through
the attic and below-the-floor
crawlspaces, running a new
220-volt electric line, hefting
the old equipment out and lilt-
ing the new stuff into place.
I also had a new floor
register installed in my great
room and separate ductwork
run to it and to a register in
my study that, the Lewis guys
found to their amazement, had
never ,been hooked up. (I had
thought the old, small system
just couldn't push the air that
One mistake some hom-
eowners make is to try to mix
and match, rather than go
with a new system.
The thinking here is that
you can just buy a new and
more powerful condenser,
keep the old coil and furnace
and save, money. Most of the
time, mixing a new condens-
er with older, less powerful
equipment like a furnace and
coil will make the system very
inefficient and trouble-prone,
according to a number of heat-
ing/cooling guys I've talked
with over the years. Its best to
buy an entire new system with
components designed to work
I'm not the only one replac-
ing central air conditioning
systems these days.
"I'd say that 85 percent
of the work we do involves
replacement heating and cool-
ing systems," Lewis said.
A central air system that
is more than 10 years old Is
likely to operate with a SEER
number of 8 or less.
"People Who have systems
that are 15 years old realize
that it's costing them a lot of
money to run them and they
don't get'the kind of warmth
or cooling they want," Lewis
What did it all cost
me? About $8,000 up front.

Buying a new

air-conditioning system

brings efficiency, savings

and, finally, relief.

However, the energy
rebates are pretty good
from my electric compa-
ny (Southern California
Edison): $625 for the condens-
er and $1`? f.r the program-
mable thermostat, plus $300
from the system's manufac-
turer, Trane. Check with your
electric company for rebates
in your neck of the woods.
(My new furnace a very
good and efficient model -
has an energy-efficiency rating
of 80. If I'd bought one with a
90 rating the highest rating
available I could have got-
ten another $200 rebate from
Edison. However, the furnace I
bought is rated so highly that
a 90 would have been overkill

and would have cost a lot
more up front.)
What will it cost to replace
your central air system? Lewis
said his replacement costs run
around $5,000 on average, so
you can expect to pay a little
less or a lot more depend-
ing on what you buy and the
extra trouble an installation
Is it all worth it? You bet!
For the first time in the 17
years since we had the house
built, it's not only comfort-
ably cool downstairs, but the
humidity has been removed. It
.will make all the hours I spend
working at home a lot more

Freedom News Service
Spending a few extra
dollars for a programmable
thermostat should save a lot
of money (and energy). At
least, I'm counting on that
with my new heating/cooling
system for the first floor of
my home.
For years I've had a very
basic, mechanical, set-by-
hand thermostat controlling
my heating and cooling sys-
With a programmable
thermostat, I'll be able to set
temperatures for different
times of days and days of
the week. There is no sense
keeping things cool or toasty
warm if no one is at home;
I often forget to turn off the
heating/cooling system when
I've left for the day. If my
schedule changes, I can easily
change the settings or over-
ride the system.
The new programmable
thermostats are cool tech-
nologically. Using micropro-

cessors and sensors, they're
more accurate than ever at
adjusting to temperature fluc-
Some programmable
thermostats have back-up
battery systems for when
your home experiences a
power failure.
For the five basic types of
programmable thermostats
- digital, electromechanical,
hybrids, light-sensing and
occupancy prices range
from about $25 to $200.
They can be purchased at
most hardware stores and
home centers and can easily
be installed by a homeowner.
You may even be able to
get a rebate from your local
electric company.

Photos by CHAS METIVIER / Freedom News Service
NEW AND OLD: Philip Lewis with Nick Harder's large, new
genergy-efficient condenser and his old, small one.
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By Bruce Duty
Contributing Writer
I'll never forget Coach
Groman towering over us at
football practice in the desert
heat of Tuscon, AZ. The for-
mer offensive lineman barked
orders at me and my High
School teammates like I would
get later-at the hand of drill
instructors in the Air Force
and Coast Guard. At 6'4" 280
lbs, Coach Groman was one
big "Tower of Power." His job:
motivate and mold a bunch of
self-centered, self-styled indi-
viduals into one complete self-
less unit.
Coaching!? What a job.
Yet, what an honor! Coach
Paul Bear Bryant (Alabama),
John Wooden (UCLA), Knute
Rockne (Notre Dame), Joe
Paterno (Penn State), Dean
Smith (North Carolina), are
just a few of the names you
might recognize as successful
coaches who built teams and
tradition in the world of sports
at their respective schools. You
may never have heard of Coach
Groman of Catalina High in
the desert southwest, but you
know of coaches in your past
or present that have had an
impact on you and/or your
Today, perhaps more than
ever, we need good coach-
ing. Athletic experiences for
young boys and girls are in
abundance in America and
around the world. These chil-
dren, whether in "little league,"
"park and rec.," high school, or
even at the collegiate level, are
learning lessons that stay with
them for a lifetime. Therefore,
good coaches are a necessity!
Our coaches breathe life,
if you will, into many young
boys and girls. They have a
window of opportunity with
their players to provide dis-
cipline, guidance and hope.
A coach that leads and ma
ages his/her team with tnteg-
rity, vision, honesty, respect,
and hope for success is able
to take that team further thar--
any of its individual members.
The players, then, are trans-
formed as they are blended




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into one "unit" that is much Athletics are like life. There
bigger and more purposeful are defeats and there are victo-
than one player alone, ries. We need to be learners as
Effective coaches com- we go and grow in this world
municate to each player that full of hard knocks. Football
he/she is important, their con- players know what the school
tribution matters, and their of hard knocks is all about!
attitudes impact others. John It's about learning. Good, posi-
Wooden, former UCLA bas- tive learning requires trial and
ketball coaching legend said, error. If the player/team can
"Great leaders are always out improve-getting better than
in front with a banner rath- he/she/they were yesterday-
er than behind with a whip." then the player/team is set for
Again, coaches are leaders. success.
Coaches can lead for positive So, the value of a coach?
or negative change. In today's athletic climate, they
Young athletes need con- are invaluable! Show respect
sistency. Their parents are in and gratitude to your coaches
desperate search for strong today. Help it be a joy for your
leaders and role models for child's coach to lead and man-
their children. Our commu- age the team, and not be a
nity needs coaches today who burden. Understand the huge
"stay the course" with consis- challenges they face. Ask them
tent and principled vision. Dr. how you may be able to help!
Dan Gerdes said in his book, Don't criticize-they've prob-
Coaching for Character, "1. ably heard it from someone
Most people don't know what else already, anyway. And, per-
it takes to truly be successful haps you need to consider
and 2. If they do know what it getting into the coaching arena
takes, most of them aren't will- \ourself.
ing to do it." Good, responsible I don't know, about \ou.
coaches understand the need but I am thankful for the
for young athletes to succeed coaches that "put up" \ith
in life. Good coaches know me \when I played for them
children also crave stability land believe me I didn't play
where they can both learn anrd ery welll Also. I am grate-
mature. ful for the. coaches who have
Successful coaches see the impacted .our sons' lines. Our
.eyes of the little girls light up sons have suffered defeat and
when she scored the goal; ran tasted the thrill of vctory. They
a little faster, or jumped a little have won District Baseball
higher. They help each player Championships when they
and the team, as a whole, were not supposed to, thrown
focus on improvement. The touch down passes they were
coach teaches and models that told they couldn't make,
success is "a single-minded made tackles that excited the
effort to make the most of crowd, and took home a State
one's own God-given talents Championship ring. Each step
and abilities," Dr. Gerdes. of the way was a coach giving
Positive coaching allows up time and energy to urge
the young athlete to be set them on. Our boys aren't fully
free to pursue excellence and grown yet, but their maturity
at the same time free to fail is deepening and their coach-
without loss of personal dig- es have contributed greatly to
nity or esteem. Someone once that.
said, concerning-young-ath- Let's make this summer a
letes, "when players have the positive one for the coaches on
freedom to succeed and the the baseball and softball fields.
freedom to fail-without com- Then-,as fall approaches; make:
promising on the quality of sure coaches of Fall sports
effort-there is no failure, but are given their due respect.
only feedback complete with We may not have Coach Bear
suggestions for improvement." Bryant here with us today. buti
I think we've got some pretty
good ones!

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Whirlpol. The third annual Port
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St. Joe Club.
Shotgun start ;ill be af
;:-" Hardware. 9 a.m. Entry fee is $50 pei.
SThe tournament is a four-
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Since 1960. Cash prizes ,will be award-
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First Win For Rookie Hamlin:

Despite having a tire blow
at lap 50 while leading the race,
rookie Denny Hamlin came back
to win. The pit crew for the No.
11 Fed Ex car did a fantastic
job keeping him on the lead lap
and fixing the car to be able to
get back in the lead. Hamlin was
also the pole sitter for the race.
Tony Stewart was back in
his car this week with a new seat.
Before the race Tony told fans
that it had been a while since he
was refitted for the driver's seat,
in fact 30 pounds ago, he said
with a grin. Stewart finished 3;
great come back race!
Safety seats, and safer
barriers were tested by Jeff
Gordon. With 10 laps left in the
race he lost his brakes and went
through the muddy infield and
then hit the outside wall, leaving
car parts, grass and dirt all over
the track. Amazingly Gordon
climbed out of the very damaged
No. 24 Dupont Chevy and was
checking out the damage when
the safety crew arrived. Gordon
was taken to the infield care
center and was released with a
headache Meanwhile the\ had a

13 minute red flag to clear
the race track.
"That was one. of
the hardest hits I've ever
taken," Gordon said. "One
of the worst things you can
ever ask for is the brakes
to go out in Turn 1 of
The wreck knocked
Gordon out of the top ten
for the series champion-
Pos. Driver Make
1. Denny Hamlin Chext
2. Kurt Busch Dodge
3. Tony Stewart Che y
4. Brian Vickers Che\x
5. Matt Kenseth Ford
6. Greg Biffle Ford
7. Kasey Kahne Dodge
8. Scott Riggs Dodge
9. Jeff Burton Chevy
10. Jimmie Johnson Chevy
Next week the cup drivers
will be at Michigan Speedway.
Carl Edwards won the
Busch Series race in Nashville.
Next week they go to Kentucky

Raik "+/- Driver Points Behind Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 -- Jimmie Johnson 2145 Leader 14 1 3 7 11
2 -- Matt Kenseth 2097 -48 14 0 2 9 10
3 -- Mark Martin 1907 -238 14 0 0 2 8
4 +1 Tony Stewart 1888 -257 14 0 1 7 8
5 +1 Kasey Kahne 1866 -279 14 3 3 5 9
6 -2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1850 -295 14 0 1 4 6
7 -- Jeff Burton 1758 -387 14 1 0 3 9
8 -- Kevin Harvick 1715 -430 14 0 1 5 6
9 +2 Denny Hamlin* 1682 -463 14 1 1 3 6
10 -- Kyle Busch 1669 -476 14 1 0 4 7

Bayou Bash Scheduled for July 29
The fourth annual Spanish Mackerel, and most ner is charity. The 2006 Bash
Bayou Bash Benefit-Fishing (a-adtish -by aggregate weight) will benefit the Gulf County
Tournament is scheduled for they can find in St. Joe Bay Domestic Violence Task Force.
July 29th, 2006. This year's and its surrounding waters. This deserving organization
event, organized and present- Cash and prize awards for fish- provides legal services, reloca-
ed by Donna Spears Realty ermen are expected to exceed tion aid, counseling, and shel-
andchosted by St. Joe Shrimp, $7,500., Participants will also ter. for victims and children.
promises to be bigger and bet- receive a goodie-bag. T-shirt. and desperately needs fund-
ter than ever. I didn't think hat andm rore at check-in, and ing. Your support. through
ve'd eer top last year's Bash," will eat free at the weigh-in. sponsorship or participation,
commented hostess Donna The official weigh-in begins '\ill be greatly appreciated.
Spears. "but support and Saturday evenuig at 6 pin. and Individuals or businesses
enthuiasis.t..or,. the lourna- kicks off a night full of festili- interested in sponsoring the
p-ent just keep growing! ties. Fishermen will be award- 2006 Bayou Bash should con-
Tournament check-in ed their prizes, Commissioner tact Donna Spears Realty at,
and registrauon are from 6 Benny Roberts and crew-will (850) 227-7879. -
am through 9 amnat St. Joe be serving up delie4ous bar- Join in the fun and sup-
Shrimp (at Simmons Bayou becue, local favorite Buddy- port a great cause this July 29.
on C-30) on. Saturday, July Hamm will be. performing With your support, the 2006
29th. Registration forms com- live, the Gulf County Sheriff's Bayou Bash Benefit Fishing
plete with official tournament Department will be blocking Tournament will be the best
rules and a map showing eli- off C-30 for a fund-raising Bash yet.
gible fishing waters are avail- .Mul~t Toss. and thousands of ,
able at St Joe Shrimp. Donna dollars indoor prizes will be Gulf .. "",,"
Spears Realty. and local tackle given away. G lf OUnty S
shops including Half-Hitch "We want to make sure IH*,A Sou ce'
Tackle, Bluewater .Outriggers, the non-fishing public knows .
pfowell Tackle, and. Scallop they're invited, too," said
above. Registration forms will Donna Spears. "For a small
also be available at check-in, donation to a worthy cause,
Entry fees are $30 for adults anyone can enjoy great food
and $15 for children 13 and and drinks, win door prizes, ,
under. toss a mullet, and have a great. t- "
Bayou B' 1ash partici- time!"
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hours one day over the
holiday weekend, watching
both vehicular and pedestrian
"I wanted to watch
motorists and pedestrians
in their environment," he
explained. "I wanted to
see, one-on-one, what really
-Hall considers the
Toucan's area the most
congested site for both
vehicular and pedestrian
beach access.
His conclusion: "a very
large, emphasis on large,'
majority" of people crossing
the highway did not use the
"They walked across just
like they have in the past,"
said Hall, "anywhere they
Hall continued by saying
that pedestrians cannot
simply walk out into traffic,
thinking that a crosswalk will
protect them.
"Pedestrians must use
common sense, and wait
until there is a reasonable
and significant break in
traffic from both directions,
before stepping into the
crosswalk. Pedestrians have
a responsibility, too."
The Mexico Beach Civic
Association, a small group of
cityresidents, had approached
FDOT several months ago
.asking for crosswalks and a
permanent reduction in the
city's speed limit from 45
miles per hour to the 35
miles per hour that goes into
effect just for the summer
Connie Risinger, wife of
the city's recently deceased
mayor Chuck Risinger,
addressed the April 11 city
council meeting as president
of the civic association and
reported that five crosswalks
had been approved for U.S.

At that meeting she told
the council that FDOT had no
objection to crosswalks, but
after a second traffic study
in town, finished in March,
the department declared that
the current traffic flow did
not warrant permanently
lowering the speed limit.
Five crosswalks had
actually been approved,
according to an FDOT
spokesperson, one week
prior to the death on March
26 of Larry and Margaret
Resen, long-time visitors of
the Driftwood Inn on U.S. 98,
who were killed after being
struck by a car in front of the
inn at U.S. 98, between 21st
and 22nd Streets.
The Resens were killed
at dusk as they attempted to
cross the highway from the
main inn to one of the inn's
cottages on the north side
of the road. They both died
Neither alcohol, drugs
nor excessive speed were
involved in the accident,
according to accident reports
from several law enforcement
agencies. The Resens were
an elderly couple who both
had difficulty walking.
Connie Risinger reported
in the April 11 meeting that
crosswalks had been approved
for 37th Street, between the
boat ramp and the city pier;
at 21st Street across from the
Driftwood Inn; at 15th Street,
connecting to the dedicated
public beach access; at 8th
Street connecting to Toucan's;
and at 5th Street.
Risinger also reported that
signs had been ordered for
placement at each crosswalk
and would 'arrive in about
six weeks, at which time the
crosswalks would actually be
painted on the road.
Forty-eight hours later

crosswalks were installed.
A crosswalk that was not
on the list appeared at 19th
Street, ending on the south
side at a vacant lot with no
beach access, and between
two residential driveways,
about 50 feet from Sunset

Also in the April 11
meeting, council member Al
Cathey voiced concerns over
the idea of crosswalks, citing
the lack of control the city
had over the state highway
[U.S. 98].
He added that most cities
that have crosswalks do not
have this type of problem,
and that common sense
rarely prevails when people
try to cross the highway.


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At that same meeting,
Hall also expressed concern,
stating that the statute
governing right-of-way
in crosswalks was '"very
vague," and that U.S. 98 was
a connector highway, with
people from all over the nation
using it, especially during the
He stated then that the
city police would do as much
as they could, "but we can
only do so much
with the resources
we have. It's going
to be an educational
process and it will
take a while."
At the May 9 city
council meeting, Mary
Anne Koos, Bicycle
and Pedestrian
Coordinator, District
Three of FDOT,
addressed the
council on what she
called the benefits of
the newly-installed
crosswalks, which
brought questions
from the audience.
--..- Koos said she
had "collected data
on pedestrian-related
crashes in Mexico
Beach, and from
1985 to 2004, 60
people in Bay County
had been killed on
state highways."
Those figures
were for the
entire county, not
Exclusively Mexico
A review of the
Florida Department
S' of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles
(FDHS&MV) website,
from which Koos
said she took the
.-. data, showed that
-for the five-year
period 2000-2004,
Bay County had
10,934 crashes, 343
/The Star pedestrian injuries,
and 22 fatalities.




The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of Ordinance No. 353 which will consider action on a Peti-
Stion for Voluntary Annexation of property into the City of Port St. Joe. The title
of the ordinance is as follows:


The property to be annexed is located generally in Section 13, Township 8
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. A complete legal description of
the property by metes and bounds measurements and a copy of the ordinance
can be obtained at the Clerk's office.

The public hearing for the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Thursday,
June 29, 2006 at 6:00 RM. bf City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. A first reading of the Ordinance
will occur at the same time and location on June 20, 2006. Copies of the Ordi-
nance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall located
at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

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

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide
comments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at
City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wish-
ing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the
proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the
testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend
and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext.
1 14.






The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of an Ordinance which will approve the Re-Zoning of a 20 acre
parcel of property to Residential R-3., The title of the Ordinance is as follows:,


A public hearing to consider the adoption of the Ordinance will be held on Thurs-
day, June 29, 2006 at 6:00 RM. at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The first reading of the Or-
dinance will occur at the same location on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 6:00 RM.
Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe
City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

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

Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide com-
ments in writing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port
St. Joe City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Trans-
actions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any
decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should
ensure that a-verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the ap-
peal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call
the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext. 114.

Publish June 15 & 22. 2006 l J 2...2

This involved crashes on
all of the county streets and
roads, including half a dozen
state and county highways.
Data pulled from Mexico
Beach police files for the
three-year period 2003-2005
showed there were a total of
61 crashes in Mexico Beach,
with 12 injuries and two
According to Hall, in the
last 20 years there have been
only four fatalities involving
vehicles in Mexico Beach: one
in the 1980's, one in the late
1990's, and two this year.
Koos also cited that she
had received numerous calls
from individuals concerned
about pedestrians crossing
U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach, and
had put them all in touch with
each other. The result was
the group of Mexico Beach
residents who pushed the
crosswalk issue with FDOT.
Koos listened as council
members and then-mayor
Chuck Risinger, all of whom
were boaters, talked about
the crosswalk sign at the
city boat ramp, which they
said hampered boat trailer
They unanimously told
Koos that the sign must be
Cathey told Koos that "at
the boat ramp, anything you
do to impede boaters causes
a traffic hazard. With this
sign, they have no place to
pull off of [U.S.] 98." '
Koos had already
expressed dismay that the
sign had already been hit
enough times to be severely
Although crosswalks
were installed at two of what
Hall called the three most
congested areas in town
(Toucan's Restaurant and
37th Street), no crosswalk
was designated for the third
location at 17th Streetbetween
the El Governor Motel and the
motel's campground on the
north side of the highway.

Publish June 15 & 22. 2006

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High: 94 (1981)
Low: 66' (1933)


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Bristol 97
Columbus 96
Crystal Lake 95
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Dothan 97
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Gainesville 92
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Marianna 98
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Montgomery 97
Newport 94
Niceville 93
Panama City 93
Pascagoula 96
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Tallahassee 95
Valdosta 94
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

16A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 15, 2006



Lion's Club 11B

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

Obituaries 4B


Things to see and Do 7B


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

Helping Those

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Helping hands reaching out when needed
is one of the most well-known traits of small
towns and rural communities.
Port St. Joe and Gulf County are no excep-
Friday afternoon was a prime example of
business helping community, individuals help-
ing volunteers, and everyone in the community
reaping the benefits.
The activity centered around the South
Gulf Volunteer Fire Department on Cape San
Blas Road, and the myriad people who help
support the Cape's vital fire and emergency
The fire house is a modest industrial-style
building, about 15 years old, with a tired cool-
ing system and few amenities.
On Friday around noon, about half a
dozen pickup trucks and panel vans marked
Emerson Cooling and Heating and sporting
the Lennox logo, pulled up to the firehouse
and a dozen people piled out.
It was Jim Emerson, owner of Emerson
Cooling and Heating with his10 crew mem-
bers and partner, coming to install a new air
conditioning system in the fire house, for free,
donating their time and labor on a scorching
Friday afternoon after they got off work for the
Working on the project were Emerson,
Russell Phinazee, brothers Charles and Gerald
Hill, Rusty King, Mark Herring, Ivey Tatum,
Ken Brainerd, Jeramy Covey, and Jennifer
Dunaway, Emerson's partner.
As the crew sweated in the firehouse attic,
removing all the old equipment and installing
new pipes and insulation for the new unit,
Emerson took a short break to wipe the sweat
pouring down his face.
"We can't be firefighters," he said, "but we
can help in this way. When the firefighters are
out fighting fires, the last thing they need is to
come back to a sweltering hot building."
According to Emerson, his crew patched
the old air conditioning unit for the fire fight-
ers last year, "but when they called this time to
see if we could get the system running, we just
had to replace it."
"These guys [Emerson's crew] are out here
on their own time baking in this attic," said
Emerson. "They've replaced the entire system
. and ductwork. .
"Lennox was the only supplier who vol-
unteered the equipment, about $4,000 worth.
It's high efficiency equipment. They told us
anything else we needed to do the job, just get
it and bill it to Lennox."


Emerson Cooling and Heating crew members installing the new air conditioning sys-
tem at South Gulf Volunteer Fire Department

Lennox Air Conditioning donated the new
central air conditioning unit and all the neces-
sary equipment, while Emerson Cooling and
Heating provided all the labor.
All total it was about a $7,000 job, donated
by community-minded businesses and grateful
area residents.
For this job, Lanny Blair, the South Gulf
Fire Department's fire chief, was busy man-
ning a grill, preparing huge hamburgers and
hot dogs for the workers.
As he flipped burgers and kept a watchful
eye on the fire in the grill, Blair talked about
the progress the South Gulf Volunteer Fire
Department had made in the last two years in
terms of manpower, equipment and training.
About two years ago, "four or five guys and
their families were pretty much the fire depart-
ment out here," said Blair.
They sent out a letter to the community
asking for more voltutefers-. and "about half a
dozen of us answered." he said. "That was our
first experience with fire.
"We knew about the red lights on top of the
trucks, and where the water came out, but that
was about it," he laughed.

Gulf County administrator Don Butler and
the Port St. Joe Fire Department gave the new
volunteers advice and helped as they could,
but Butler told Blair from the start that South
Gulf was on its own.
Outgoing South Gulf president Art Riccard,
still active with the department, led the depart-
ment in a controversial time in the changeover
from the older group to this newer group,
according to Blair, and started the newcomers
on their Firefighter I qualifications.
Bill VanderTulip started them on their first
responder courses.
Then Blair laughed, "I got voted in as fire
chief when I missed a meeting one day, and
wasn't there to defend myself."
New South Gulf officers are Preston Riuss,
president; Jim Caughey. \ice president and
technical director; Stan Roberson treasurer;
and Larry Wilson secretary.
Blair said they are currently working on
brush fire training and recently got two new
first responder bags, \aith help from Gulf
County commissioner Jerry Barnes.
"It may not be a firehouse, but at least it's
a bag, with oxygen, fire extinguisher, defibril-


lator, and emergency supplies," said Blair.
"Probably the biggest things we've accom-
plished in the last two years is that we now
have the bags and people with radios spread
out over the area, people who can call for help
and respond much faster than when we only
had the one location with all the equipment in
one spot."
The county just gave the South Gulf
department three '"talking" defibrillators,
which instruct users step-by-step how to use
the unit in an emergency.
Ten of the South Gulf volunteers took the
first responder classes about a year ago and
also took the state required Firefighter I class-
es. All now are qualified in both specialties.
Chris Petrie of Turtle Beach Inn and
VanderTuliip have recently qualified as
Emergency Medical Technicians, and Blair
has also taken a wildlands fire class to help
with fire management out on the Cape and at
Indian Pass, where brush and wildland fires
are a problem.,
All 10 of the volunteers, including two
women, who have qualified for Firefighter I
rating are going in July to the state fire college
in Ocala for their state test.
The South Gulf Fire house recently won
a $50,000 FEMA grant for new equipment, of
which they have already spent about $30,000.
This includes newer turn-out gear, which
is significantly lighter in weight than the older
gear. Compare 60 pound oxygen tanks carried
on their backs, to the new 15 pound tanks,
which reduces the total weight of the back
pack to about 25 pounds. New equipment
also includes newer breathing apparatus.
The South Gulf crew is currently practic-
ing searching for victims in smoky buildings.
"We are the first responders," said Blair.
"The Port St. Joe fire department is about 20
minutes away from any call we have. We have
a mutual aid understanding with them, since
time is of the essence in any emergency, so we
will start what needs to be done, then let Port
St. Joe take the lead when they arrive.
"The main thing is getting people out of
houses. We have a 35-40 foot ladder with an
extension, and we are now practicing for res-
cues at the 45-48 foot height limit.
"Bill [VanderTulip] taught me at least how
to .think about a fire," said Blair. "Bill gave
me the confidence that we could get to a fire,
start fire suppression and get started right.
He gave all of us the confidence we needed to
do the job.
See FIRE DEPT. on Page 9B

Rediscovering the Importance of Fathers

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In a vibrant self-portrait, Katie Nobles,
age eight, stands next to her father on a
fishing pier.
As her dad casts a line in the water,
Katie extols his virtues with red, purple,,
blue'and orange crayons.
"Why my dad is special," Katie begins.
"He takes me fishing and when we go to
the pool he throws me. He taught me how

to dive and sing the Hosana Lantoum."
Katie's father, master fisherman and
singer of unknown songs, wears a big
smile and purple footwear.
Nine students, age seven to 11 took
time out from their busy play eat play
schedules at the STAC House summer
recreation program to craft Father's Day
Caroline Rish, seven, and Carley
Clements, 11, drew themselves on the

golf course with their dads, and Katherine
Kennington, nine, expressed her apprecia-
tion for a father who helps her with her
Allen Davis, 10, drew a portrait of his
father wearing a sporty, collared shirt and
wrote: "My dad is special because he takes
me places."
The kids' colorful drawings portray
active fathers spending quality time with
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They are portraits of family life that
childcare experts would like to see more
of, given the increasing body of research
that stresses the importance of a father's
role in a child's development.
Past studies have concentrated almost
exclusively on mothers, and fathers have
often been reduced to merely the family
breadwinner or provider.
The new model of fatherhood is more
complex and stresses the lasting contribu-
tions that nurturing fathers make in their
children's lives.
A substantial body of research demon-
strates that children who have loving, sup-
portive fathers are more likely to excel in
school, have stronger cognitive and motor
skills, possess high self-esteem and exhibit
empathy and good social behavior.
For children without an active male
presence in their lives, the picture is much
Children who do not share a home
with their biological fathers are, on aver-
age, at least two to three times more likely
to use drugs, have behavior problems and
engage in criminal activity than those who
live with their fathers.
To combat a child's fulfillment of these
dark promises, child care experts advo-
cate a well-balanced home life where both
mothers and fathers take an active role in
their children's lives.
The crux of the new research is the
simple and seemingly self-evident premise
that mothers and fathers parent differently
and make unique contributions to their
children's development.
The involvement of both the father and
mother in parenting provides a child with
a diversity of experiences that are essential
to his or her physical, emotional and cog-
nitive development.
Research demonstrates that when a
father wrestles or roughhouses with his
child, the child gains a better understand-
ing of physical boundaries and self-control,
and tends to become a less violent adult.
Children learn diplomacy from their
mothers, who tend to be quieter, more
nurturing and intimate in their interac-
tions than do fathers.
See FATHER'S DAY on page 3B

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Grant is Two!

Grant Powell celebrated his second birthday, May 24. He
enjoyed a Splish Splash Bash with family and friends. Grant is
the brother of Gabrielle and the son of Mark and Cindy Powell
all of Tallahassee, Fla.
His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kittrell of Jacksonville,
FL and Mr. and Mrs. Lavernon Powell of Port St. Joe.

Happy 25th Wedding




Deen and Heidi Braswell
proudly announce the birth
of their son, Braden Weems,
born in Piano, Texas on May
24, 2006. Braden weighed 6
pounds and 13 ounces and
was 20 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Phyllis and
Sonny Svrcek of Houston,
Texas and George Lynn Wefing
of Tallahassee. Paternal grand-
parents are Harry and Reba
Braswell of Crawford, Florida.


Anita (Nichols) and
Casey Whitlock are proud to
announce the birth of their
son, Casey Whitlock, on
April 24, 2006 at TMH in
Tallahassee. He weighed 6 Ibs
10 ozs and was 18 % inches
long. Maternal grandparents
are Fred and Carol Nichols of
Carrabelle. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Brenda and Boone
Rush of Panacea and Grady
Whitlock of Georgia.

Urgent Need for Blood

Donations for Hospital Patients

Five out of Eight Blood
Types at Less than a
One-Day Supply
SCBC reports that
and ANEG blood types are
all at less than a one-day
supply. Several hospital
patient cases depleted an
already fragile blood sup-
ply following the Memorial
One recent case
involved a 28-year-old male
who required over 25 units
of ONEG blood transfused.
One might think this was
the result of a car accident
but in reality it is a case of
an individual combating an
ongoing illness.
"Maintaining an ade-
quate daily blood supply is
an integral part of managing
patient's medical needs day
to day. It is not just having
blood available for car acci-
dent and trauma patients
but for providing patients

with blood for medical treat-
ment for sickle cell, cancer
and open heart and elective
surgeries. Other conditions
needing blood every day are
new born babies and Moms
undergoing maternity com-
plications," said Linda
James, SCBC Laboratory
Consequently, SCBC
is appealing to the pub-
lic to visit a bloodmobile
or center immediately and
give blood so the supply
can recover to a 5-day sup-
ply before the current
blood shortage delays hos-
pital medical treatment and
surgeries. It takes 24-48
hours to process a donated
unit of blood before it can
be transfused to a patient.
The Southeastern
Community Blood Center
is a nonprofit and the
only blood center provid-
ing blood to families in 26
counties in North Florida

and South Georgia. SCBC's
home office is located
at 1731 Riggins Road
in Tallahassee, FL with
branches in Thomasville
and Douglas Georgia and in
Marianna and Panama City,
FL. SCBC also has seven
mobiles scheduled daily
for blood drives hosted by
businesses, civic groups,
schools, churches and state
For more information
contact the blood center
at 850-877-7181, 800-
722-2218 or at All locations
are open Monday through
Friday from 9am-6pm.
The Riggins Road location
is open on Saturday, 9am-

Covenant Hospice Luncheon

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Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always
Corinthians 13:7
We love you!
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Michael Andrew


On May 17th Michael'Andrew Daughtry was born at Darnall
Army Medical Center in Ft. Hood, TX. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz
and was 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.


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The week of June 15th through June 22nd marks the 28th annual nationwide observance of Nursing Assistants
Week. Covenant Hospice is recognizing its certified nursing assistants with a luncheon held in their honor and express-
es gratitude to all nursing assistants who provide daily care to our frail, sick and elderly citizens.

Nursing assistants are at the heart of the Covenant Hospice care team that provides care to patients and families
living with life-limiting illnesses. Nursing assistants provide personal physical care such as bathing, oral hygiene, feed-
ing, dressing, grooming, transferring patients from bed to wheelchairs and many'other countless daily activities that
bring patients comfort and a higher quality of living. The care Covenant Hospice's certified nursing assistants provide
is often the difference that can allow a patient to remain in the home comfortably and with dignity when facing end of
life issues. If you know a nursing assistant, take time this week to let them know you appreciate the important work
they do in choosing to care for others.

At Covenant Hospice, every patient and family is served by an interdisciplinary team of professionals that includes
nursing assistants, nurses, physicians, social workers, clergy and volunteers who offer the highest quality of compas-
sionate care to those on the final journey.
For more information about hospice services, please call 785-3040 or toll free at 866-785-3040.

Local not-for-profit group needs a magician to entertain and.
draw members to its annual meeting on October 16. Please
contact (517) 546-6330 xl01 if you can help us out.


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Fathers use more non-
verbal clues and tend not
to "talk down" to a child's
A father's interaction
during a child's formative
years helps the child expand
his or her vocabulary and
interpret body language and
facial expressions.
Boys and girls benefit in
different ways from the active
presence of their fathers.
Girls tend to have health-
ier relationships with men in
their adult lives, and boys

grow into men who are less
likely to abuse their wives or
Many childcare organi-
zations are incorporating
research on the importance
of fathers into their chil-
drearing programs.
Eileen Booth, pro-
gram manager for Healthy
Families Bay and Gulf, said
her program's main goal is to
increase father involvement.
"Historically, programs
like ours and others that
work with early childhood

have focused more on the:
mom. We've noticed as
research comes out that dads
play and extremely impor-
tant role," said Booth.
Healthy Families Bay and
Gulf provides a home visiting
'program for new and expect-
ant parents, led by parapro-
fessionals who have received
at least 40 hours of train-
ing from Healthy Families
The program promotes
positive parent-child bonding
and uses the Growing Great

Kids curriculum to enhance
a child's cognitive, social and
physical development.
The program is strictly
voluntary, and is open to
both mothers and fathers.
Booth believes a father's
participation in the program
is ideal, and regrets that
many fathers are at work
during home visits.
She has begun the "Daddy
Bags" initiative, giving goody
bags filled with shaving
cream and other products to
fathers as rewards for con-
tinued participation.

Though Booth acknowl-
edges that many single moth-
ers do a "phenomenal" job in
raising children alone, she
lists several distinct benefits
that fathers alone provide.
"Dads kind of fill a spot
- not that moms can't but
dad's play a different-role
than moms."
Booth cites a father's
role in developing his child's
positive self concept and
sense of security, qualities
she believes her own hus-
band has passed on to their

"Kids are more secure
when dads are involved.
They're a safe place, they're
strong, they're a protector.
and kids pick up on that,"
said Booth.
For more information ol
the Healthy Families Bay and
Gulf home visiting program;
contact the Life Management
Center in Panama City (850)
522-4485 x 1608 (Shirley
Wright) or (850) 522-4485 4
1600 (Eileen Booth).

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Max and Mindy, four month old chocolate lab beauties, one
15 week old beagle pup (first shots); Jeter, a grown black
lab male, Five, four month shepherd/lab mix pups (first
shots), Jasper, a six-month-old bulldog pup; Hound Pups
4 and a half months old (first shots), Molly, a nice white
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FDOT Announces 2007 Transportation

Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) Selection

Last year the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
in Northwest Florida announced a Transportation Regional
Incentive Program (TRIP) funding allocation of $10.9 million for
the first round of the year.. A total of 10 projects throughout the
District Three were carefully reviewed and funds were applied
to the areas of greatest needs as established by the Regional
Transportation Area (RTA) priority list.
TRIP provides funds to improve regionally significant trans-
portation facilities in regional transportation areas. There is a 40
-percent match requirement related to the program. District Three
opted to distribute 50 percent of the FY 06 funds last year and-the
remaining 50 percent plus the FY07 funds this year.
The following is a list of proposed TRIP projects. These proj-
ects are contingent upon the release of funds which are antici-
pated by September 2006.

County: Gulf and Bay
Project Description: Gulf to Bay Highway Segment 3
From/To Limits: CR386 Overstreet Road to US 98 NW of
Mexico Beach
Phase Requested: Design/RW
Project Cost: $14,055,000
Proposed TRIP funds: $5,000,000

AAFES July 4 Hours
Main store: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Shoal Point Shoppette: 11 a.m. 6 p.m.
Class Six: 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Felix Lake Shoppette: 6 a.m. 9 p.m.
Anthony's 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
GNC: 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
TRICARE briefing
Tlyndall's 325th Medical Group ill host a city-wide TRICARE
Town Hall briefing from 6 to 8 p.m: June 27 at the Bay Medical
Center auditorium. Enter the auditorium through the Medical
Office Building entrance located to the left of the pharmacy. This
briefing is open to all TRICARE and TRICARE for Life beneficia-
ries who are interested in their health care program. Skilled ver-
sus long-term care will also be discussed. Parking is available at
Bay Medical Center. Call 283-7331 for additional information.
DAV Chapter
The Disabled American Veterans have a local chapter in
Bay County. Chapter 17 meets monthly in Springfield at the
Springfield Community building behind the fire department on
Highway 22. Meetings are the second Monday of the month at 7
p.m. Call 785-7707 or 215-0933 for more information.
Spearfishing Tournament
There will be a spear fishing tournament at the Beacon
Beach Marina starting at 6 a.m. June .15 and ending June 18 at
noon. It is open to the community. For more information, call
New Commissary hours
The Commissary will now be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday for a six-month trial period.

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Mrs. Maxie Gem

Brown Smith

Mrs. Maxie Gem Brown
Smith, a resident of Port
St. Joe, Florida, departed
this life on Sunday June 11,
at the age of 75. She was
born September 6, 1930, in
Apalachicola, FL. Mrs. Smith
was the eldest daughter of the
late Charles Andrew Brown
and Ida Ethel Kilbourn Brown.
Seven generations of her fam-
ily were born in Florida. She
was preceded in death by her
husband Charles Blanchard
Smith and one nephew Charles
Max Clardy.
Mrs. Smith was a grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High
School and attended Virginia
Intermont College in Bristol,
Virginia. She was a member of
the First Presbyterian Church
of Port St. Joe and held many
positions in that church. She
was a charter member of the
National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution,
Saint Joseph Bay Chapter.
Survivors include three
children, Lenohr Smith

Dickson and husband Walt of All services are under the
Bainbridge, GA, Blanchard direction of the Comforter
Tyler Smith of Port St. Joe, Funeral Home.
Laurie Smith Faison and
husband Jim of Dozier, AL;
two sisters, Lenohr Brown
Clardy and husband Charles Alic Hodges
of Wadley, AL., and Elizabeth
Brown Stokoe and husband Jackson Core
Jerry of Port St. Joe; seven
grandchildren, Jennifer
Dickson Armstrong and hus-
band Gordon, Walter Trulock Monday, June 5, 2006. She
Dickson and wife Kelli, Samuel was born in Apalachicola,
Tyler Dickson, Jennifer FL on June 24, 1921 to
Elizabeth Smith, Michael Joseph Hodges and Alice
Blanchard Allen, Sarah Gem Parlin Hodges. After attend-
Allen, Leslie Caroline Allen; ing Mary Washington College
and two great-grandchildren, in Fredericksburg, Virginia,,
she received her bachelor's
Conner Walter Armstrong and sh e received he r bachelor's
Clara Lenohr Armstrong; two and master's degrees from
nephews, Thomas A. Clardy FSCW/FSU where she was
and wife Pat, and Christopher a member of Kappa Delta.
A. Mills. IIn 1943 she married Robert
A. Mills. .---Gavin Jackson and lived in
Graveside services wer l
heldraves e m s ceswer Austin, TX, Apalachicola, FL,
held at Holly Hill Cemetery C I a
in Port St. Joe on Wednesda Chicago, IL, and Tallahassee,
in Port St. Joe on Wednesday. FL. After her first husband's
June 14, at 10:30 a.m. EDT FL. After her first husband's
June 14, deathin 1974, she married
with the Rev. Jerry Hu ofi- death in 1974, she married
with theRev.Je HuGeorge Y. Core in 1980 and
ciating. moved to Port St. Joe where
Those who wish may make she lied until her death. Mrs.
contributions in her memo- e
ry to the First Presbyterian ore was involved in Friends
Church of Port St. Joe. Her of the Library, Episcopal
life bore the mark of a trueChurch GALA, an
Christianthe Indian Pass Book Club.

She is survived by her hus-
band, George Core; daughter,
Katharine Willis and husband
Lee; two grandchildren, Helen
Escobar and husband Javier,
Lee Willis III and wife Breeda;
five great-grandchildren, J.T.
George, Parlin and Grady
Escobar, and Roisin Willis;
sister-in-law, Barbara Hodges
of Hilton Head, SC; and a
number of much loved nieces
and nephews.
A memorial service cel-
ebrating the life of Alice Core
was held at 2:00 EDT on
Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at
St. James Episocpal Church
in Port St. Joe, FL. The family
received friends until 4:00 EDT
after the service at the church,
and interment followed visita-
tion in the Magnolia Cemetery;
Apalachicola, FL. Memorial
contributions may be 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. Expressions
of sympathy may be submit-
ted and viewed at our online
obituaries link: www.souther-

NWFWMD Opens Florida Forever Grant Process

Havana, Florida-The
Northwest Florida Water
Management District
announced this week that
funds are again available for
capital improvement proj-
ects that demonstrate water
resource value. It called for
proposals from government
entities within its 16-coun-
ty jurisdiction that meet the
Florida Statues objectives of
the Florida Forever Act and
the Florida Forever Water
Management District 'Work
The goal of the grant

program is to support man-
agement efforts that main-
ly improve water quality.
Projects that employ. storm-
water improvements, restore
natural systems, demonstrate
environmental practices, or
implement water reuse are
all eligible. Proposals should
present cooperative or cost-
sharing projects that result
in capital improvements, and
can be completed within 24
months of grant agreement
--Parties interested in
applying are strongly encour-

aged to attend the Florida
Forever workshop at Camp
Helen State Park, located west
of Panama City Beach, on
July 20,2006 at 10a.m. The
workshop will discuss grant
application requirements, as
well asgeneral procedures
and guidelines through proj-
ect completion. A follow-up
workshop will be held on
August 29, 2006 at 10a.m.
at District Headquarters in
Grant information and
applications are available at
http://www.nwfw\md.state., by clicking on "Florida
Forever Capital Improvement
Grants." Printed or elec-
tronic copies of the applica-
tion and grant information
are available on request, as
well. The deadline is Monday,
September 25, 2006. Further
information is also avail-
able by calling Paul Thorpe
or Christina Coger at (850),
539-5999 or e-mailing: Paul.
or Christfina-Coger@nwfwmd.

Boyd Works To Help Rural America

Legislation supports the
Universal Service Fund
and the availability and
affordability of communi-
cations services
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) recently'
pushed through an amend-
ment to the Communications
Opportunity, Promotion.
and Enhancement (COPE)
Act (HR 5252) that will help
ensure that all Americans.
regardless of where they hive,
have access to affordable and
reliable communications ser-
Theamendment preserves
the Federal Communications
Commission's authonty to
require Voice over Internet
Protocol (VolP) providers to
contribute to the Universal
Service Fund (USF) and pay
appropriate intercarrier com-
pensation fees just like even
other voice service provider.

"Rural America cannot be
left behind when it comes
to national policy decisions,"
said Congressman Boyd, Co-
Chair of the Congressional
Rural Caucus. "This amend-
ment upholds the standards
of fair senice by requiring
providers who use the com-
munications network to
maintain its infrastructure
through contributions to
the USF. In turn. the USF
provides support to schools.
libraries, and healthcare pro-
\iders in rural areas thus
producing a better quality of
life for our rural communities
in North Florida."
The Universal Service
Fund was created to offset
the added costs of providing
telephone services to rural
areas, which require more
infrastructures and have
fewer customers than urban
areas. The program, which

is funded by a federal phone
tax, awards grants. to tele-
phone companies for invest-
ment in rural infrastructure
and for subsidizing rural cus-
Contributions to the
Assist communica-
-tions providers with building
and maintaining networks in
high cost rural areas in all 50
Help low-income
Americans who would oth-_
erwise be unable to afford
telephone service.
Provide support to
schools and librares so they
can receive affordable access
to telecommunications ser-


Equip public and
non-profit rural healthcare
providers with timely access/
to telecommunications ser-
"Throughout rural
America, the USF is allow-
ing small communities to
address their needs while still
_maintaining' their small town
values and way of life," Boyd
stated. "This amendment
will help ensure that North
Floridians,even in the most
rural settings, can access the
same broadband capabili-
ties that businesses and citi-
zens in urban areas already

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Summertime!!! Children Already Bored!!!

Have them get ready for an adventure in space and attend Vacation Bible School at Beach
Baptist Chapel, 311 Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach. Have them come on board our Space
Ship we will be blasting of June 19th-23rd 6 8:30 PM ET. They are guaranteed FUN!!! FUN!!!
FUN!!! Transportation will be provided for anyone needing a ride. Please call Debbie Powell at
the church 647-3950 Monday-Friday 9 AM 2:00 PM to set up a ride.

Victory Temple First

Born Holiness Church
Minister Andrew Gainer and Victory Temple Church Family
invite you to join us for some good Quartet Singing. Pastor
Youmas & the Spiritual Harmonizers from Tallahassee, Florida
and Willie Lawrence & the Spiritual Five from Eufaula, Alabama,
will be in concert at Victory Temple the day before Father's Day,
June 17, 2006 at 6 PM. Core
Brother Herbert Beard will be the Master of Ceremony.
Again, this is an invitation for everyone to come out to be Fat il.
Blessed and have a great time in Fellowship as we enjoy the
Quartets in concert. Thanks
Thanks, Thanks
Minister Andrew Gainer
The family of George
"One Hundred Women of White" Program Core and Katherine Willis
sincerely and with love
Sunday, June 18, 2006 6 PM at the WIG Building etnd our thanks to alwho
All women are invited helped us through Alice's
Evangelist Sharlotte Gathers will bring the word. sickness and er funeral.
For more information, contact Sis. Sandra Bell at 227- The Cards, telephone calls,
4496. the any dishes of food, and
the love that you expressed
Abe Springs Baptist Church Gospel Sing to us was strength that we
Thank you and
Abe Springs Baptist Church will be having a Gospel Sing on with our love,
Saturday, June 17, 2006. The Sing will feature Steppin' Out George Core
On Faith from Marianna; along with local talent. The sing will Katherine Hodges Willis
start at 6 PM CST. The church is located on Hwy 275 South in
Blountstown. Everyone is cordially invited. For more informa-
tion, call 674-5880.

DOH Promotes Men's Health Week on June 12-18

The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) promotes
Men's Health Week on June
12-18, 2006. This week rein-
forces the opportunity for men
in Florida to adopt the healthy
practices of good nutrition,
regular physical activity, stress
management and periodic
"Men's health week is rec-
ognized during'a time when
men are celebrated for father-
hood, so in addition, DOH sup-
ports men in taking an active
and preventive role with their
health," said DOH Secretary M.
Rony Frangois, M.D., M.S.PH.,
Ph.D. "The Department is ask-
ing the wives and loved ones of
these men, to also encourage
them to be seen regular by a
This challenge to Florida's
men is an effort to improve
their health outcomes. Over
half a million adult men in
Florida have been diagnosed

with diabetes and over 150,000
additional adult men have dia-
betes and do not know it.
Compared to people who don't
have diabetes, men with diabe-
tes are two to three times more
likely to develop cardiovas-
cular disease. Heart disease
is the leading.cause of death
for men in the United States.
According' to- tihe American
Heart Association, the aveiige
age of a first heart attack for
men is 66 years. According
to the Florida Cancer Data
System's most recent data, in
2003, there were 12,817 newly
diagnosed cases of cancer for
men. Lung cancer is the lead-
ing cause of cancer deaths
among men. Prevention is
the best way to avoid common
health problems.
According to the National
Men's Health Week. Campaign
index.htm, the purpose of the
week is to heighten the aware-

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

ness of preventable health
problems and encourage early
detection and treatment of dis-
ease among men and boys.
Dr. Francois added, "The
threat of prostate cancer,
heart disease, stroke, high
blood pressure and HIV/AIDS
affect men everyday, so the
Department urges all men
.throughout Florida,to be pro-
active and achieve wellness by
increasing physical activity,
quitting smoking, practicing
safe sex.and having better, eat-
ing habits."
DOH promotes and pro-
tects the health and safety of
all people in Florida through a
delivery of quality public health
services and the promotion
of health care standards. For
more information about men's
health, please visit www.doh. or www.menshealth-

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

You're Among friends at
Oak Grove Assembly ofod"
David A. fernandez. astor
LOic,' .4-.227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
dIS .tadison Street Port St. Joe. f
Schedule of Services
%__-_ 7Wednesday
rd.rJ; 5cvl o .ass' MdlldWeek Meal 5:00pm
-titnmn II' AUFr l45am MiddWeek ble Study 6:15pm
ijds on rheMove j0:45am Ministry In action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
.Men's Ministry ,Monday-6:30pm
Candles Minlstry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic'Praise& Wlorship Preaching the Pure 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.
R.. i, ... .. 7:00 p.m.
All Times are EST

Dan Rhodes
Minister of MisiclYouih
Deborah Loylss
Director of Children Ministries

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
igblanb viewto aptigt CNurc
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Mike Westbrook,
Pastor ,

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


he Cathoic Church of Gu t Cou
,WVlComa6 gy,.,
St. Joseph Parish
20M & 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)

t "Our Church can be your home"
cFirst Church of the azarene
2420 Long venue Port St. J "e Florida 3?456
(850) 229-9596

Sunday School ..'............. 10 j ria
Sunday Morning Worship ....... ... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........... 6 p.m.
W i',-ii i E.,' i .iirii : 7 i ,i

111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sdq Worsli Sesics: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. CST
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family life (hurh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .. ..,
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Faemly ifeChurch.
Visit our weltsite at: yWewohitchka
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 \'or.lip 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT

church 'of Christ
at the Beadces
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem

We meet at 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 1000am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm S
"We are about our Fathers business


9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310

P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin'Avenuej

Sf 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 urterh in Hint.
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
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First Baptist Church

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

The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
iWednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!.
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

lJ3i a "A Reformed Voice
IR-2W in the Community"

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


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

Scr Worship with us at

.: L ongAvenue BaptistChurch

: :Where Faith, Family "

B il 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







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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.


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 30h and 31st Streets.
Postings of all regular and special meetings and work-
shops can be found at City Hall, located on 14t 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.

Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Announcement

At the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, we
like to keep our services cur-
rent and meaningful. We are
always on the lookout for ways
to improve what we do for our
members and the community
overall. Our mission, "to be
an advocate for existing busi-
nesses and the community, a
conduit for pursuing positive
developments, and a catalyst

for cooperation," can only be
met with ongoing, intentional
effort. We change and adapt
as required to meet our mem-
ber's needs. When we make
changes, we want to make
sure members are aware of
the hew or improved services
we're offering.
-First, we are in the pro-,
cess of contacting our busi-
ness members to remind them

that we have space available
in our office lobby to display
their brochures and business
cards. This space is available
at no cost to our members. It
is surprising just how many
tourists and locals visit the
office to find out who offers
services they need. Also,
when we receive phone calls
requesting information we use
members' brochures, busi-
ness cards and website data
to give up-to-date information
to callers.
We are also in the process
of improving and updating our
website. Members' response to
sending in logos and updating
current :information has been
remarkable. Our goal will be
to make sure the site really
meets the needs of both visi-
tors and members with a site

Send Your Community Events to:
Write To: Be sure to put Community
The Star/Community Events News as the subject when
P.O. Box 308 e-mailing.
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that is both professional and
engaging. We want gulfcham- to be an unmatched
local resource for community
and business information.
This service is also available
to our members at no addi-
tion charge. We also present
the: opportunity for advertis-
ing your business through the
purchase of banner ads which
are most reasonable in price.
Finally, long-time events,.
Independence on the Coast
and our Scallop Festival will
undergo some changes this
year. After years of a two-day
event for July fourth activities
this year the festivities -will
all occur on the Fourth! This
change was brought about by
the fact that the fourth is actu-
ally on a Tuesday and a four
day event (Sat. Tues.) was

just not feasible.
This year the Chamber
Board plan to honor business
enterprise in Gulf County, so
for the first time,-local busi-
nesses, groups and organi-
zations will have the option
to have display space at
the event. We feel that this
will be a great opportunity
for local Chamber members
to sponsor a fundraiser for
their organization and/or to
promote their business. As
always, the Independence on
the Coast celebration will offer
great food, entertainment and
fantastic fireworks. The 10th
Annual Scallop Festival will
move to the week-end before
Labor Day for 20061 This move
will coincide with the Mexico
Beach Kingfish Tournament in
hopes of attracting more visi-

tors to both events. Both festi-
vals are prominent events for
our area and we are looking
forward to hosting this year as
always. Volunteers are impor-
tant to both festivals and are
very much needed. If you can
help with either one please call
the chamber at 227-1223. The
Pirates of St. Joseph Bay are
asking for help also as they
will be the major sponsor of
all pirate activities. Call Scott
Lamberson or Tommy Davis
for information on how you
can help them this year.

SWe value your insights, so
please 'never be shy about shar-
ing with us your ideas about how
to improve Chamber services.

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Quarters Marina, Carrabelle Wewahitchka 26, Mexico Beach
"Best Blast on the Beach," July 4, Mexico Beach
Timber Island Yacht Club Youth Fishing Class
and Tournament, July 8, Timber Island Yacht Club,

Boardwalk Realty Art Exhibit

ingfish Tournament, August 25-

Summer Musical Evening

John Fowler always had
a fascination with the natural
world. As a boy in northern
Virginia, he dreamed of far-
away places, poring through
stacks of National Geographic
magazines and wanting-to be
Max in Maurice Sendack's
Where the WildThings Are. Like
Max, he wanted his bed posts
to turn him into tree trunks
and his ceiling to morph into a
jungle canopy. A family cottage
on the Cheapeake Bay became
an outpost for his earliest wild
exploration, where he searched
for seashells, shark teeth and
creatures in the surf.
While Fowler's career
became zoology, he held a
fascination with botany too,
coaxing trees from the seeds
of mangos and papayas from
the grocery store and dabbling
in the art of bonsai. As an
adult he planned and planted
in the enclosures of exotic zoo
animals, working with zoo
architects and landscapers
to recreate an abstraction of
natural environments where
plants and animals cohabitated
as in the wilds.
Twenty-two years as a
zoologist has taken Fowler
to many destinations. His
first trip to Africa was as a
student of Terry Maple now
Director of West .Palm Beach
Zoo and Director Emeritus
of Zoo Atlanta but then a
psychology professor at
Georgia Tech. Before that, as
a youth, Fowler's perceptions
of Africa .were grandiose.
The actual experience of the
grasslands and. forests of East
Africa, with its myriad fauna
and flora, exceeded and fired
his vivid imagination.
This study program

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sponsor the 2006 Beach
Blast Family Party Series in
Gulf County.
Noticing that families,
both resident and visitor,
did not have many options
for Friday night activities,
Forgotten Coast Realty
decided to organize a series
of weekly, family-friendly
Along with free food
and soft drinks, Forgotten
Coast Realty has planned
many activities. Some of
those scheduled are
Face painting
A marshmallow roast
Sand castle contest
Sack races
A kite flying contest
A mullet toss
Kid's penny dig
There will also be cast
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abroad spun into a very
special opportunity to work
in Rwanda, Central Africa,
at Diane Fossey's Karisoke
Research Center for the
endangered mountain, gorilla.
That which drew Fowler there
- the gorillas and the beauty
of the natural world where
they lived captivated him and
kept him spellbound through
an otherwise Spartan and
sometimes arduosexistence.
As a research assistant, he
photographed gorillas for
National Geographic Magazine,
while painting and sketching
gorillas as gifts for those who
helped him or supported the
research center in some way.
To Diane Fossey, Fowler gave a
portrait of an orphaned gorilla
baby that Fossey had assigned
to his care for rehabilitation
and release back into the
After returning to the
United States, John Fowler
began working as zookeeper
at the Audubon Zoo in New
Orleans Art Academy. With
the help of the Smithsonian
Institution, John and Janet
made a detour to Australia,
arranging a work exchange
with an Australian couple,
swapping homes, friends and
jobs for seven months and
touring the, exotic land down
Fowler returned to
Georgia with Janet to become
the Curator of Birds at Zoo
Atlanta. His avocation as an
artist received notice when, at
the zoo's annual fundraiser,
Ford Motor Company as top
marketing executive purchased
one of his charcoal sketches of
a mountain gorilla.
Now with two children,

Isabel and Ben, Fowler shares
time between homes in
Southwest Georgia and Cape
San Blas, Florida. Ahiatus from
his zoo career has afforded
Fowler the time to paint. With
his latest acrylic paintings he
brings nature's imagery onto
the canvas with color and
texture. As a naturalist, Fowler
is heavily influenced by images
from the natural world. Even'
his paintings do not directly
portray images of nature he
gives an organic quality to
their color, texture and theme
playful abstractions and
interpretations of elements of
the real world.
As a poet uses a minimum
of words, Fowler uses a
minimum of colors, keeping
forms simple as well, striving
to create strong basic images
that impact the viewer in a
simple direct way, abstract
and bold while familiar and
comforting, with room for the
viewer's own interpretations.
Boardwalk Realty proudly
presents John Fowler's latest
work the "Water-Land" art
exhibit. Feel free to explore
this unique display of nature-
based paintings at Boardwalk
Realty's exhibit space located
at 1252 Cape San Bias Road,
in Cape San Bias during
business hours Monday-
Saturday 9am 5 pm and on
Sunday from lpm 5pm. The
exhibit is composed of fifteen
acrylic on canvas paintings
varying in size from 18"x 18"
up to 36 x 72". Available for
purchase, any of these would
make a great addition to
your place in Paradise. For
more information phone Libia
Taylor, 227-7891.

WaterColor Inn and Resort
Hosts a Summer Evening
Outdoors with Grammy-
winning Cajun musical group
BeauSoleil avec Michael
The WaterColor Inn and
Resort will host an intimate
evening outdoors, with Cajun
musical group Beausoleil
avec Michael Doucet, at the
picturesque Western Lake
Amphitheatre on June 17th.
Since forming in 1975,
Grammy winners Beausoleil
avec Michael Doucet have
claimed their undisputed role
as the most esteemed Cajun
group in music. Beausoleil avec
Michael Doucet are recognized
for taking the rich Cajun
traditions of Louisiana and
artfully blending elements of
zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-
Mex, country and blues into a
satisfying musical recipe.
From Newport Folk to The
Grand Ole Opry, from concert
hall to dance floor, the music of
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
has captivated audiences all
over the world. BeauSoleil
founder, Michael Doucet, is
one of only 12 artists who have
been awarded the prestigious
National Heritage Fellowship
by The National Endowment
for the Arts i>
The award is the country's
highest honor in the folk and
traditional arts.
A variety of food and
beverages from the award-
.winning WaterColor Inn and
Resort will be available for
purchase on the grounds. The
event begins at 6 p.m. and the
music starts at approximately

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8 p.m., Tickets are $25 and
are available at the WaterColor
Inn, the WaterColor Market,
Cerulean's and WaterSound
Beach Cafd. The BaitHouse
restaurant will closed to the
public that evening, and open
exclusively for ticket holders
who will have a chance to dine
on authentic Cajun cuisine
(not included in ticket price).
Tickets are limited; for
more information, contact
About WaterColor
WaterColor is a 499-acre
Southern coastal resort and
residential community in
Northwest Florida, directly on
the Gulf of Mexico, adjacent
to the acclaimed Grayton
Beach State Recreation Area
along south Walton County's
Scenic Highway 30A. It is
being developed by The St.
Joe Company. At full build-
out, the community is planned
to include 1,140 residences;
Beach Club; tennis club;
Boat House; 60-room inn;
commercial space; dune
walkovers and boardwalks
and a lakefront park. Nearly
half the site is being devoted to

open space and preservation
Master-planned by Cooper,
Robertson and Partners, a New
York-based architectural firm,
WaterColor won one of eight
community design awards
bestowed by the American
Institute of Architects in
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visit, keyword
The WaterColor Inn is
a member of "Small Luxury
Hotels and Resorts of the
About St. Joe
The St. Joe Company, a
publicly held company based in
Jacksonville, is one of Florida's
largest real estate operating
companies. It is engaged in
town, resort, commercial and
industrial development and
land sales. JOE also has
significant interests in timber.
More information about
JOE can be found at our web
site at

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The Gulf County Sheriff's
office will be conducting vehi-
cle safety inspections dur-
ing the months of May and
June. The safety inspection
check points will be at vari-
ous"locations throughout the
county, Highway 71 north
of Westarm Creek Bridge,
Highway 22 near the intersec-
tion of Highway 22A, Highway
71 Honeyville Area, Highway
98 St. Joe Beach, Highway
98 and Garrison Ave, C30
Simmons Bayou.
On 6/02/2006 deputies
picked up Rex Norman Smith
from the Florida Department
of Corrections and arrested
him on an outstanding child
support warrant.
On 6/02/2006 deputies
responded to a disturbance
in the Wewahitchka area, they
arrested Cathy Marie Long,
42, for domestic battery.
On 6/03/2006 deputies
responded to a disturbance
at a local bar. Upon arrival
several parties were arguing
over a bar tab, deputies got
all parties out into the park-
ing lot and everyone calmed
down. Robert Clay Durham;
35, was told several times to
calm down and leave the area,
he refused and was arrested
for disorderly conduct.
During the early morn-
ing hours of 6/03/2006 Andre
Evans, 29, 'of Wewahitchka
was stopped for a traffic
violation, it was found that
his driver's license was sus-
pended and he was arrested
and taken to the Gulf County

On 6/04/2006 during a
vehicle safety check Cheryl
Schell, 48, of Port St. Joe
was arrested for failure to
appear on worthless checks
and issued a traffic citation
for expired tag.
On 6/04/2006 depu-
ties responded to a call of
an armed woman breaking
into a house in Wewahitchka.
When they arrived, the sus-
pect had already left the
area, she was found at a bar
in the Wewahitchka area.
Mary R Orlow Stewart, 39,
was arrested for aggravated
assault, possession of firearm
in commission felony,'posses-
sion of a concealed weapon,
battery, and possession of
On 6/05/2006 Antoini
R Franklin, 26, Sopchoppy
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail from the Florida
Department of Corrections
and arrested on a violation
of probation warrant for pos-
session of a controlled sub-
On 6/06/2006 deputies
arrested Michelle Ann Miller,
45, of Overstreet was arrested
for driving on a suspended
license, possession of a con-
trolled substance and cultiva-
tion of marijuana.
On 6/07/2006 the sher-
iff's office was notified by the
probation office that they had
warrants on Benjamin C Ellis,
Port St. Joe, Deputies went to
an address on St. Joe Beach
and placed Ellis under arrest.
He was transported to the Bay
County Sheriff's Office.
On 6/08/2006 William
Earl Roberson, 38, was arrest-
ed on a Bay County Warrant
for aggravated assault.
On 6'08'2006 Scott

Wesley Burkett, 41, Port St.
Joe, was arrested for violation
of an injunction for protection
against domestic violence. It
is alleged that Burkett, made
unauthorized contact with the
Christopher D Maxwell,
S27, of Port St. Joe was arrest-
ed on 6/08/2006 for driving
on a suspended license and
violation probation.
On 6/08/2006 deputies
responded to a disturbance
in the Wewahitchka Area.
They found that Jak Kelly; 52,
had gotten into an argument
with the victim over money.
Kelly struck the victim several
times and struck her with a,
beer can. Kelly was arrested
for battery and transported to
the Gulf County Jail.



On June 08, 2006 at
approximately 11:57 pm
Alejandro L. Murillo age
45 of Wewahitchka, Florida
was arrested for disorderly
intoxication (misdemeanor).
Officers responded to a local
business where Murillo was
causing problems and refus-
ing to leave. Officers escorted.
Murillo outside this business
where he attempted to urinate
on the sidewalk several times.
Due to Murillo's intoxicated
state and causing problems at
this business he was arrest-
ed and transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
On June 10, 2006 at
approximately 2:40 pm
,Antonio D, Smiley age 20.
of Port St. Joe. Florida was

arrested for possession of
more than 20 grams of mari-
juana (felony), possession
of marijuana with intent to
distribute (felony), posses-
sion of marijuana with intent
to sell within 1000 feet of a
church (felony). Smiley was
stopped for a traffic viola-
tion on Avenue A near Harbor
Street. Gulf County Sheriff
Deputy walked a K-9 around
this vehicle alerting to illegal
narcotics. Officers conduct-
ed a legal search of Smiley's
vehicle and found approxi-
mately 94 grams of marijuana
packaged for sell. Smiley was
placed under lawful arrest
and transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first


The City of Port St. Joe
has adopted ordinance in
Article IV. section #34-106
regarding sale of fireworks,
section #34-107 regarding
permission for use and sec-
tion #34-108 regarding illegal
possession of fireworks.
Article IV section 34-106
regarding sale of fireworks
states that, "It shall be unlaw-
ful for any person to sell or
keep or expose for sale within
'the city any fireworks, fire-
crackers, torpedoes or other
devices designed for the put-
pose of making noise or illu-
nminated display which con-
tain gunpowder or other com-
bustible ingredients, except

cap pistols."
Article IV section 34-108
regarding possessing and/or
exploding fireworks states, "It
shall be unlawful for any per-
son to possess any fireworks
of the character described in
section 34-106 within the city;
or to discharge or explode any
of such fireworks within the
city, unless such act of dis-
charging or exploding is per-
formed under the direction,
supervision and control of the
Chief of Police and a permit
has been issued by the city
The State of Florida has
laws regarding the sale, use
and possession of fireworks,
which are defined in FSS
791. Florida Statute 791.05
regarding the seizure of ille-
gal fireworks states, "Each
Sheriff, or his or her appoin-

tee, or any other police offi-
cer, shall seize, take, remove
or cause to be removed at
the expense of the owner, all
stocks of fireworks or com-
bustibles offered or exposed
for sale, stored, or held in
violation of this capture."
The Florida. Statute
791.06 states the penalties
for violations of this cap-
ture. FSS states, "Any firm,
copartner ship, or corpora-
tion violating the provisions
of this capture shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor of the first
degree, punishable as pro-
vided in s. 775.083 or, in
the case of individuals, the
-members of a partnership
and the responsible officers
and agents of an association
or corporation, punishable
as provided in s. 775.082 or
s. 775.083.

Port St. JoePolice Department:

DUI Sobriety Checkpoints"

The Port St. Joe Police Department is committed to promot-
ing safety for all citizens. The PQrt St. Joe Police Departments
goal is to ensure everyone using the highway and roadway sys-
tem may do so safely and to provide a deterrent for those who
violate laws. Enforcement is a tool to facilitate the achievement
of this safety. Recognizing that alcohol is consistently involved
in many crashes resulting in a fatality mandates unwavering
attention. Reducing death and injury associated with impaired
drivers is one of the most important objectives. The State of
Florida, Gulf County and the City of Port St. Joe provide the
roadway as a benefit to the public at large. Accordingly, these
agencies seek to safeguard all drivers through the use of a non-
intrusive checkpoint to detect and remove impaired drivers
from the road.
The use of the Roadside Safety Checkpoint, public educa-
tion and enforcement are combined to achieve and enhance the
reduction in deaths and injuries caused by impaired vehicle
operators. These law enforcement agencies are dedicated to
aggressive DUI law enforcement. Zero tolerance of DUI con-
tinues to be top priority in traffic law enforcement. The Port
St. Joe Police Department will be conducting DUI Sobriety
Checkpoints on Highway 98, Highway 22 and Highway 71
throughout'this year in effort to maintain a safe'driving envi-
Sronment for all drivers.

US Postal Service Saves the Children

As the eyes and ears of
the conunuityV. the U.S. Postal
Service pro\ades much more
public service than just deliv-
ering mail.
Consider: The world's
largest food drive in May,
millions of dollars donated
annually to the Combined
Federal Cimpaign. employee'
gifts to needy customers -on,
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
frequent stories of letter car-
rier heroics while on their
route... and several programs
that help reunite nussing chil-
dren with their, faminnlis.
After Hurricane Katrina,:
authorities used the USPS
Change of Add ress Information
System to reunite more than
2,000 displaced children with
their families.e Postal Inspector

Stephen Lear will be recog-
nized at the White House on
June 12 for lus efforts to help
"Katruia Kids."
In recent years, letter car-
riers distributed "Have You
Seen Me" postcards to their
customers that helped recover
,140 mnisshin children.
'The PoFtal Inspection
Service "Deliver Me Home"
program has helped recover
46 mnssig children. "Delher
Me Home" has two compo-
nents: Inspector uwestigauons
to confirm if missing children
are at a suspected address
and "Deliver Me Home" flyers
dehvered to target ZIP codes
when authorities don't have a
specific address.
Keep your eyes out for the
39-cent AMBER Alert com-

memorative postage stamp
that the USPS released nation-
ally on May 25 to draw atten-
tion to this program.
Following the tragic death
of Amber Hagerman in 1996,
the Department of Justice creL
ated the AMBER Alert system
(America's Missing: Broadcast
Emergency Responsel --to
broadcast emergency mesSag-
es to the public that a child Is
abducted and is considered to
be in imnunent danger. The
program has helped recover
more than 240 children. ,
"The people we serwv
are just like family." safs
Postmaster General John
Potter. "If a single child .s
missing. it's like one of o.r
own and our people will cd
everything they can to help."''

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"He also taught us that we
think about the firemen first,
the victim second, and the fire
There are also four or five
other volunteers who do not
want to actually fight fires,
but are happy to participate in
many other ways, like main-
taining equipment and mark-
ing locations of fire hydrants
in the area, said Blair.
He calls them his fire bri-
"Now we have about 15
people in the fireman/ first
responder categories, with six
or more in the auxiliary fire
brigade," beamed Blair.
They drill on-site at least
twice a month. In the past
year Blair discovered during
several drills that there were
four or five dry hydrants in
the area. The volunteers will
now be checking all hydrants
in the south Gulf area, turn-
ing each one on, greasing
the threads and checking the
water pressure. On the main
roads the pressure is 65 to 70
pounds, which is adequate,
said Blair. But on the Cape
(on St. Joseph Peninsula) "lots
of time the pressure is just at
20 pounds. That could be
trouble in a big [fire event),"
he said.
In the past two years the
department has fought three
structure fires, 12 brush
fires, assisted at a dozen car
wrecks, and at least two water

The department last year
purchased two new large jet
skis and established a water
rescue unit.
They have already
answered nine calls for water
Many of the older locals
have moved away, according
to Blair, so they are working
with a newer crew now, having
gained some younger volun-
teers in their 20's and 30's.
They are also in the pro-
cess of trying to get a smaller
ladder or bucket truck from
Europe, said Blair.
One of the newer volun-
teers, Tim Hatcher, a fire bffi-
cer in Decatur Ga., who has a
house in Indian Pass, is assist-
ing with the paperwork on
the new smaller truck, which
needs no outriggers the wide
extra "feet" that are needed for
stability of any vehicle using
tall ladders.
"We enjoy a lot of commu-
nity support," said Blair. "We
have lots of businessmen who
regularly contribute money
when we need something, and
lots of residents faithfully buy
things at all our fundraisers."
The McNeil family had
already donated land at
Indian Pass some time ago for
a new firehouse, and a new
house will be place at Rish
Park as part of the St. Joseph
Peninsula beach renourish-
ment project.
According to Blair, these
things are coming to pass

because the retired residents
are stepping up and helping
out, not necessarily to be fire-
men, but to help in other
"I feel lots better than I
did two years ago," said Blair,

"especially with our new water
rescue equipment.
I believe we are not just
a fire department, but a com-
munity service."


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22. Call ahead for business hours and daily lunch and dinner specials.

The South Gulf Volunteer Fire Department is always
looking for people, said Blair, and not necessarily to fight
fires. Some of their specific needs, he said, are people to
help with:
-Fire, hydrant maintenance
-Computer programming and operation
-Hurricane support
-Equipment maintenance like truck washing, hose
rolling, post-event cleanup,
-Manning the fire station more regularly
-Someone to organize the auxiliary brigade, "Just
someone I know who w-ill be there and come when I call.
one contact person to reach everyone. instead of Ime trying
to call each person by phone when \we have a call."

Applications are being taken at Franklin CI, Gulf CI,
and other panhandle coi rectional institutions
Employment opportunities are available as soon as you
start training! Classes are offered in Port St. Joe through the
GulF'Franklin Center of Gulf Coast Community College.

Begins August 17,2006
Graduates in December 2006

ALL CLASSES are Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

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until it happens.

We have been helping families facing
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The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based
solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written
information about our qualifications and experience.

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President's And Dean's Lists At GCCC

Gulf Coast Community
College president Dr. Bob
McSpadden has announced
the students named to the
President's and Dean's lists
for students enrolled for 12
or more college credit hours.
The President's List includes
all full-time students who
earned a grade point aver-
age of 3.90 to 4.00. The
Dean's List includes all full-
time students who earned a
grade point average of 3.70
to 3.89.
The following students
were named to the President's
List: Russell Albers, John
Alger, Melanie Amrozowicz,
Ryan Artrip, Christopher
Austin, Angela Bannister,
Jamie Bartels, Jeffrey
Beanblossom, Neva Blackmon
Dylan Botzong, Michael
Brewer, Holly Brister, Johnny
Brock Kristen Brookins,
Paulie Bruns, Cheryl
Burris, Kimberly Burrows ,
Jacqueline Bynum, Kenneth
Calame, Timothy Callahan,
Joshua Casey, Jennifer
Castillo Cheryl Cathey,
Jeremy Cernik, Ashley
Cleary, Gina Clemens, Maggie
Clifford, Mike Cochran,
Rebecca Cutshaw, Ruben
Davila, Christopher Davison,
Brittany Deal, Michael Dean,
II, Celene Delice, Deanna
Denton, Josh Devoe, Patrick
Dischinger, Brandi Dogoda,
Mark Douglas, Jill Dreymann,
Alyssia Dryden, Tina Dryden,
Alicia Duncan, Joe Earp,
Michael Elberfeld, Jennifer-
Lee Evans, Clifford Fallico,
Scott Ferguson, Ashley
Flemming, Jessica Franzese,
Edwina Frazier, Matthew
Garrett, Jade Gaskin, Hallie
Glenn, Christy Glowicki,
Blythe Golden, Mark Graff,

Glen Guarin, Ryan Hall, Ryan
Hallett, David Hardman,
Leah Hardman, Joshua
Harshberger, Geoffrey Helms,
Kaye Hensel Sera Hewett,
Kaothar Hinkle, Heather Hite,
Melissa Holstegge, William
Houseal, MayraHovan, Robert
Howe, Kathryn Hughes, Kristy
Jacobs, Jeannie Jennings,
Kelly Johnson, Stephen
Johnson, Jennifer Junkert,
Keri Kazebeer, Donald Keely,
Elizabeth Kennedy, Rachel
Keune, Ashley King, Noah
Klapprodt, Jill Koepke, Adam
Lee, Jessie Lee, Crystal Liles,
CatherineLong, CarlLormand,
Danielle MacDonald, Kelly
Manning, Peggy Manor,
Michelle Matthews, Paula
McCarty, Darin McDaniel,
Justin McHenry, Svitlana
McKee, Alice McKeithen,
James McMillan, Isaiah
Melville, Crystal Merced,
Mindy Merritt, Alison Metcalf,
and Nicholas Milano.
Also, Aaron Miller, Joseph
Molinari, Barbara Monachelli,
Natasha Moore, Ann Morris,
Jeri-Lyn Murphy, Clifford
Myers, Aadel Najafi, Steven
Nelson, Donald Newell,
Claudia Newsome, Duong
Nguyen, Kelson Nisbett,
James Odom, MaryOsterman,
Travis Owens, Samantha
Pabalan, Joey Peacock,
Karen Perkins, Roseanne
Price, Tonya Ramsey, Gary
Raulerson, Jr., Steven Ray,
Jessica Reddick, Candice
Reeves, Susan Reigel, Charles
Riley, Brandy Robinson ,
Clara Robinson, Brian Ross,
Bethany Rowell, Michael
Rutledge, Jessica Salge,
Chaz Scism, Kelso Sharp,
II, Thomas Shearhouse,
Amber Sieg, Chad Sieverding,
Christopher Smith, Joshua

Danielle & Stephanie Newton
Danielle E Newton and Stephanie N Newton both graduated
with cum laude honors from Delaware Technical and Community
College in Georgetown, DE. Both were elected to Phi Theta Kappa,
the National Junior College Honor Society. Danielle received her
Associates Degree in Human Services and Stephanie her Associates
Degree in Early Childhood Education. Both intend to continue their
undergraduate work at Wilmington College. They are the daughters
of Jim and Sue Newton and all were past residents of Port St. Joe
from 1996-2002.

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Residents of Gulf County,
Did you know for minor illness or injury...

You can see a doctor

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Walk-in patients

are welcome!

Evening and weekend hours are now available at
St. Joseph Care of Florida located at the
Gulf County Health Department
2475 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe
New hours are:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 .am. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pediatrician also available for appointments.

Discount rates available based on income.
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Smith, Katie Smith, Sarena Natascha K. Hill, Shawna A.
Smith, James Smithers, Hinman, Shawna L. Horsley,
Michael Snider, Michael Bethany R. Howard, Donald T.
Snider, Jessica Sokoloski, Isaacs, Shaneka N. Jackson,
Charlanna Speights, Richard Daniel J. Johnson, Joseph H.
Spivey, Ashleigh Strickland, Johnson, Jamie M. Kaiser,
Susan Sutton, Carly Taulbee, Ryan E. Lane, Amanda Lange,
Nicholas Thomas, Leanne Howard A. Lassiter, Lauren A.
Thompson, Jonathan Lewis, Codie d. Long, David
Tindell, Dennis Waldron, J. Mans, Emily A. Marshall,
Jr., Matthew Walz, Andre Brandy C. Martin, Courtney
Warfield, Jason Webb, John P. Martin, Keenan D. Martin,
Whitt, II, Kimberly Wilcott, Jonathan M. Mcadam, Carla
Olan Wilkins, Matthew D. Mcghee, Jason G. Meland,
Wilson, Michelle Wilson, and David R. Methlie, Richard D.
Rebekah Wishart. Miles.
The following students Also, Brooke K. Mixon,
were named to the Dean's List: Sarah E. Montgomery,
Michael B. Adams, Sarah A. Savanna F. Neese, Phuong T.
Adkins, Joseph A. Albrllttn. Nguyen, Martha L. Nikides,
Charles J. Allen, James R. Jonathan M. Nuckols, Marta
Ashley, Summer R. Balcer, R. Nunez, Danielle N. O'boyle,
Dorinda A. Barksdale, Kyler Timothy M. Ouimet, Teresa
M. Bass, Robert C. Baur, T. Palmer, Ruchita A. Patel,
Bruce R. Benedict, Mary B. Heather T. Phan, Stephanie
Bennett, Colleen R. Benson, L. Ptak, Temesha A. Ragan,
Justin J. Brandenburg, Julia M. Randazzo, Mary
Preston C. Breen, Jeena D.
Preston C. Breen, Jeena D. N. Reed, Latoya L. Reese,
Breman Erica D. Brown Jason K. Rhinehart, Jessica
Cabrillas, Duy D. Cao, Juliatumn R. Roesle, Alicia R. Roper,
Cabrillas, Duy D. Cao, Julia Kenneth B. Rudd, Jamie V.
Carter, Christen A. Chason, Kenneth B RuddJamie V.
Cara A. Christie, SharonL. Ruddell, Jacob D. Sabin, Sara
Churchwell, Yvonne M. Cole, M. Safdari, Breanna M. Sager,
David W. Collier, Nathan B. Danielle K. Scalafani, John B.
Coppola, Kevin D. Cordell, Schadt, Heather N. Scurlock,
Theresa J. Crawford, Holly Diandre N. Simmons, Tina
A. Crockett, Josh D. Crute, L. Simpson, Cassandra
Jordan A. Davis, Joey D. D. Spiegleman, Justin E.
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school students.
"Recognizing and sup-
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Lips were loose, accolades
were given and an amorous
gorilla made a surprise
The Port St. Joe Lions
Club's annual banquet,
held last Thursday night in
the Centennial Building, is
always more than a mere
installation of new officers,
and this year's banquet was
no exception.
The Lions, in rare form
despite the presence of their
wives, traded barbs, settled
old debts and celebrated a
year's worth of altruism and
Outgoing president
Charlie Weston kicked things
off with a toast to the ladies
of Port St. Joe, and incoming

Bill McGhee, the Lion's Club
historian and poet laureate
reads a poem written especially
for the event.
president Jim Anderson
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Leonard Belin, a charter
member who joined his wife

of 58 years, Mary, son Jim
and daughter-in-law Cindy at
the VIP table.
"It really is a drinking
club," quipped the Lion's Club
resident historian and poet
laureate, Bill McGhee, who
later read a poem composed
especially for the occasion.
In Belin's honor, the Lions
Club scholarship committee
announced the founding of
a $25,000 Leonard Belin
Scholarship Award at Gulf
Coast Community College,
with the state matching the
club's contribution.
Over the last year, the
Lions Club participated in
numerous community service
projects, including Hurricane
Katrina Recovery, the
Salvation Army Christmas
Kettle, the Kids Fishing

Tournament and the Raffield
Football League.
At the banquet, they
recognized the efforts of the
club's outstanding members.
Andy Smith took home
an award for his work with
the Kids Fishing Tournament,
Kyle Adkinson, who served
as Lions Club president for
two successive years earned
the President's Award, Rex
Buzzett earned a Special
Tribute for being the second
longest standing member of
the club and Weston was
named Lion of the Year.
As Weston recounted the
club's gorilla suit adventures

during a recent Night Golf
tournament, the simian in
question emerged to present
club member Larry Wilson
with the "Best Reaction to a
Man in a Gorilla Suit While
Playing Golf at Night" award.
The Lions welcomed
eight new members into their
fold: Jim Caughey, James
Christy, Brian Leebrick, John
Mazzanovich, Gary Pack,
Wayne Rowlett, Preston Russ
and David McGhee, who was
also sworn in as the club's
Other new officers
included: Clint McCahill,
Lion tamer; Dewey Blaylock,

treasurer; Kyle Adkinson, 3"
vice president; Andy Smith,
1"' vice president and Jim
Anderson, president.
In his farewell address,
Weston said that he was
proud to serve a club which
has repeatedly demonstrated
its commitment to the Port
St. Joe community.
"There's a lot of good
things that take place in this
club," said Weston, with a
nod to the program's list of
community service activities.
"You should feel good
about what you did."

Roy Smith and Rex-Buzzett (at right) induct the Lions Club's 2006-2007 officers. From left: Clint
McCahill, Lion tamer; Dewey Blaylock, treasurer; David McGhee, secretary; Kyle Adkinson, 3rd vice
president; Andy Smith, 1s vice president and Jim Anderson, president.

Outgoing president Charlie Weston (right) presents Jim Anderson, Joe DiLorenzo, Sonny Chafin,
Garry Ross and Larry Wilson with special awards honoring their service to the club.

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Taunton Named "Business of the

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The original intent was to
provide jobs and homes for
their children as they grew
to adulthood, which would
mean that at this point Abigail
and David Taunton's family is
growing by leaps and bounds.
The company they found-
ed and nurtured through some
lean years, Taunton Truss,
Inc., is now the county's larg-
est private-sector employer,
with more than 160 employ-
The county Industrial
Park, largely empty 'just four
or five years ago, is now burst-
ing at the seams, thanks to a
new wall-paneling plant the
company built over the past
year and the steady expansion
from a company that has filled
nearly every niche in home-
building, from the 2 x 4's of
framing to the A-B-C's of con-
"We were blessed to be
at Lht right place, at the right
time," said Abigail Taunton
last week as she, her husband,
family members and plant
manager Claude McGill accept-
ed the first-ever "Business of
the Year" award from the Gulf
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The EDC aims to make
the award an annual celebra-
tion of economic development
in Gulf County.
The award, a plaque arriv-
ing with plenty of plaudits, was
presented to the Tauntons dur-
ing the EDC's monthly meet-
ing last week at the Sunset
Coastal Grill.
Taunton Truss grew from
rather humble beginnings,
the intent, Abigail noted last
week, to provide jobs and liv-
ing wages for the children who
passed through- the family's
Children's Home.
The couple acquired the
old Linton Building Supply
company in the late 1980's
and transformed the complex
into a truss mill, with Abigail
working everywhere from the
front office to the delivery
The business slowly built
steam over the ensuing 10
years until a combination of
events led the company into
the home construction busi-
ness sons and daughters
had grown and become adults,
a paper mill in Port St. Joe
had closed, bringing a deluge
of employable workers onto
a market with few available
As Abigail put it, the cou-
ple just wanted to keep their
own children close to home
and in doing so hoped to pro-
vide the same opportunity for
. other families in Gulf County.
Enter the creation of Gulf
County as an Enterprise Zone
in the mid-1990s.
Through the program, for
every qualifying employee hired
by the company, the company
can receive up to 45 percent
of that employee's salary as a
tax rebate for up to two years.
The savings permitted the
Tauntons to invest additional
dollars into the business, and
has been a major reason why
their workforce has grown
from about 25 three years ago
to more than 160.
"Our employees have the
best jobs they ever had and we
Share so glad they can pay their
bills and support their chil-
dren," Abigail Taunton said.
By early in 2005, the
Tauntons had become the larg-
est private-sector employer in
the county.
"They are the perfect
example of a public-private
partnership," said Gary Ross,
a member of the EDC and
also chairman of the board of
the directors of the Gulf Coast
Workforce Board.
When the Enterprise Zone
was renewed for another 10
years last year, it provided
the fuel for the new wall panel
plant, which in turn helped
stoke a home construction
business capable of building
a home from foundation to
front-door keys in 90 days
or so.
The business is examining
the possibility of expanding
further by building a small
plant in Franklin County to
assist a county where an eco-
nomic body blow has been
delivered in the past couple of
years to the oyster industry.
Parallel, but inextricably
linked to their core business,
the Tauntons have also become
a key player in bringing afford-
able housing to the county,
particularly the north end.
The company has already
(See TAUNTON on Page 15C)

Premier Chemicals Readies for Partial Shutdown

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Last Wednesday, Premier
Chemicals of Port St. Joe
announced that it will cease
furnace operations during the
third quarter of this year and
lay off a significant number of
plant employees.
Following Wednesday's
announcement, operations
manager James Williams
would not disclose how many
of the plant's 39 employees
will be affected by the plant's
partial shutdown, but noted
that those who remain will
represent a "fraction" ,of those
currently employed.
The company will provide
a severance package for the
affected salaried employees
and will negotiate additional
terms with a committee
of hourly employees and
representatives from the
United Steelworkers of
America this Thursday.
Affected employees will
be notified in the next couple
of .eek--. and lay offs will be
based on l-niority..
Though the actual layoffs
will not go into effect for two
to three months, Williams
said- he chose to break the
news early to allow workers
time to explore their future
"We weren't obligated
to give them notice, but
we're obligated just from
the standpoint that we felt
it was the right thing to do,
c: '-Isidc5rirni a lot of these
people put in a lot of time oit
here," he said.

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In the next two to three months, the Premier Chemicals plant in Port St. Joe will cease its furnace operations and lay off an u
fied, but significant, number of employees.

Williams noted that the
employees range in age from
"barely over 20 to 60+." Half
have been with the plant for
over 20 years.
An official statement
released last week from
Premiere Chemicals, LLC's
West Conshohocken, Pa.
headquarters attributed

the partial shutdown to
the reduced market for the
furnace's principal product,
light-burned magnesium
Magnesium oxide is
produced from the reaction
of seawater with dolime, a
naturally occurring stone
purchased from an Ohio


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
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1. Small Scale Land Use Change: Ralph Fisher, Parcel #01968-
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; 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-
rnent 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.

THie public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Informa-
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quarry. The product is
rendered a powder by
furnaces heated to 1,600
degrees Fahrenheit.
Used in nutritional
supplements and in the
processing of rubber
products, magnesium oxide
now represents two-thirds of
the plant's annual tonnage.
To the official word,
Williams added that the
skyrocketing price of natural
gas, which figures heavily in
both the manufacturing of
the magnesium oxide and
the cost of.dolime, made it
"economically unviable" to
continue furnace operations.
The plant will now focus
exclusively on its production
of magnesium hydroxide
slurries, the magnesium
oxide powder's pre-fired,

liquid form.
Described by WI
as "Milk of Magnesia f
sewer," slurries are u
municipal and: ind
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facilities to control ode
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as required by the
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slurry operations.
According to Williams,
the plant's furnace operations
employed the highest-paid
TIB. and most-skilled workers
who rose in the ranks after
completing substantial in-
house training.
The majority of the
furnace employees began
their careers at the plant
working in slurry production,
and will need to be retrained
for their new assignments.
Though the cost of
natural gas will remain a
S factor in the plant's slurry
operations, Williams said he
did not anticipate a complete
S shutdown in the near future.
"Our intention is to stay
in business," he said.
To help displaced workers
find new careers, Williams has
enlisted the aid of Gulf County
Economic Development
Council executive director
.Alan McNair.
: _. McNair said he will
conduct an initial meeting
with all displaced workers as
soon as Williams gives him
the go-ahead.
illiams In the meantime, he asks
nspec- all Premier employees who
believe they may be laid off to
begin updating their resumes
with detailed descriptions of
illiams skills acquired at the plant.
for the Most of the plant workers
sed in have high school educations,
ustrial and a few have technical
tment degrees.
or and "The problem most of
reams, these people have is they have
U.S. specific skills that are not
section generally in demand," noted
McNair, who is nonetheless
and confident that he will be
rchase able to help. all displaced
urries, employees find jobs in the
Yy rail area.
sucking For help matching
workers with employers, the
in the EDC will work closely with
pipping the Panama City Workforce
oxide Center, which serves Gulf.
d, and Franklin and Bay counties.
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a fascination with the natural
world As a boy in northern
lVrginia. he dreauned of far-
awai places. porint through
stac ks of Natlontal (-Geographic
mapiazitnes and wanrtmi to be
Malx in Maurice Sendack's
Where the Wild Things Are
Like MaIx. he wanted his
bed posts to turn him into
tree trunks and his ceiling
to morph into a singlee
can-opy A famnili cottage on
the Cheapeake Ba\ bec-ame
an outpost for his earliest
wild exploration. where he
searched lor seashells. shark
teeth and creatures in the
While Fowler's career
became zoology. he held a
fascination with botany too.
coaxing trees from the seeds
of manigos and papayas
from the grocery store and
dabbling in the art of bonsai.
As an adult he planned and
planted in the enclosures of
exotic zooa animals. working
with zoo architects and
landscapers to recreate
an abstraction of natural
environments where plants
and animals cohabitated as
in the wilds.
Twenty-two years as a
zoologist has taken Fowler
to many destinations. His
first trip to Africa was as a
student of Terry Maple now
Director of West Palm Beach
Zoo and Director Emeritus
of Zoo Atlanta but then
a psychology professor at
Georgia Tech. Before that. as
a youth. Fowler's perceptions
of Africa were grandiose.
The actual experience of the
grasslands and forsts of East
Africa. with its myriad fauna
and flora. exceeded and fired
his vivid unagination.

This study\ program
abroad spun into a \err
speclai oppurtunilty to w-:rk
in Rwanda, Central Africa.
at Dian Fossey's Karisoke
Research Crenter for the
endangered mountain gorilla.
That which drew Fowler there
- the &:rillas and the beauty
of the natural world where
the\ lived c:aptinated him and
kept htnm spellbound through
an otherwise Spartan and
sometimes arduosexisternce
As a research assistant.
he photographed gorillas
for National Geographic
Magazine. while patinig arnd
sketching gorillas as gifts
for those w\ho helped him
or supported the research
center in somi-e \ay. To Dian
Fossey. Fowler ga\e a portrait
of an orphaned gorilla baby
that Fossy had assigned to
his care for rehabilitation and
release back into the wild.
After returning to the
United States. John Fowler
began working as zookeeper
at the Audubon Zoo in New
Orleans Art Academy With
the help of the Smithsonian
Instituuon, John and Janet
made a detour to Australia.
arranging a work exchange
with an Australian couple.
swapping homes. friends and
jobs for seven months and
touring the exotic land down
Fowler returned to
Georgia with Janet to become
the Curator of Birds at Zoo
Atlanta. His avocation as
an artist received notice
when. at the zoo's annual
fundraiser. Ford Motor
Company'as top marketing
executive purchased one of
his charcoal sketches of a
mountain gorilla.
Now with two children.

Isabel and Ben. Fvwler
shares time beweenr homes
in Southwest Georgic and
Cape San Bias. Florida. A
hiatus from his zoo career
has afforded Fowler the time
to paint With his latest acryhc
pFantings he brings nature's
lmager% onto the canvas
with color and texture. As a
naturalist. Fowler is heavily
influenced b"y images from
the natural world. Even his
paintings tah tdo not dtrectl\
portray inmaes of nature he
gives an oregnic quality to
their color, texture and theme
playful abstractions and
interpretations of elements of
the real world
As a poet uses a minimum
of words, Fowler uses a
minimum of colors. keeping
forms simple as well. striving
to create sLrone basic images
that impact the viewer in a
simple direct way. abstract
and bold while familiar and
comlortnmg. with room for the
viewer's own interpretations
Boardwalk Realty proudly
presents John Fowler's latest
work the "Water-Land" art
exhibit. Feel free to explore
this unique display of nature-
based paintings at Boardwalk
Realty's exhibit space located
at 1252 Cape San Bias Road.
in Cape San Bias during
business hours Monday-
Saturday 9am 5 pm and on
Sunday from 1pm 5pm. The
exhibit is composed of fifteen
acrylic on canvas paintings
varying in size from 18"xl8"
up to 36"x72". Available for
purchase, any of these would
make a great addition to your
place in Paradise. For more
information phone Libia
Taylor. 227-7891.

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Jay Romans Joins The St. Joe Company (NYSE: Joe)

As Senior Vice President For Human Resources

The St. Joe Company
(NYSE: JOEI announced
today that NM. Jay Romans
has joined JOE as senior
vice president for human
resources. Romans is a
highly experienced human
resources executive with
extensive expertise and expe-
rience in talent management.
organization design. corpo-
rate governance, succession
planning and health and
benefit cost management.
As JOE moves to the
next generation of develop-
ment projects. Jay Romans'
broad experience and stra-
tegic approach will be a
key asset in helping JOE
acquire. develop, retain,
organize and manage world-
class human capital." said
Peter S. Rummell. chairman
and CEO of JOE. "JOE has
always had an extraordlnari-
ly strong and talented man-
agement team. Now Jay will
help take us to the next level
and expand our talent base
throughout our organization
and across all our business
"Over the past nine
years, JOE has matured as
a company and diversified
its real estate product lines."
said Rummell. "Jay brings
a sophisticated mindset to

hiunan resources. His stra-
tegic approach and commit-
ment to talent management
and leadership development
fits perfectly with our locus
on long-term value creation.
I am confident m his abil-
ity to help JOE capture the
opportunities ahead."
"This is an opportunity to
make a real contribution to a
great company with unique
assets and an extraordinary
future." said Romans. ";JOE
is well positioned to create
significant value for share-
holders while at the same
time setting a new standard
for real estate development
- not just in Florida, but
nationwide. It's exciting to
be a part of that." ,
"Peter has challenged me
to find the best talent in the
business to maximize JOE's
long-term opportunities."
said Romans. "Given the
assets JOE has to work with.
I am confident the best is yet
to come."
Romans Joined JOE
from Hughes Supply. Inc.. an
Orlando-based Fortune 500
company with 500 branch-
es ui 42 states and 10.000
employees. where he was
Senior Vice President Htunan
Resources and a Corporate
Officer. While at Hughes,

Romans directed a compre-
hensive redesign of the conm-
pany's HR function. Prior to
his work at Hughes Supply.
Inc.. Romans served as
Senior Vice President Human
Resources and Corporate
Officer at Standard Register
Corporation where he
worked closely with the CEO
and Board of Directors to
refine the company's vision
and strategic direction.
Romans is a graduate
of Kent State Liniversity. He
holds an M.S. in Educational
Psychology from Texas A&MN
University. Romans also
serves on the Editorial Board
of HR Strategic Review maga-
zine and has written exten-
sively in the human resourc-
es and organizational effec-
tiveness areas.
The St. Joe Company, a
publicly held company based
in Jacksonville, is one of
Florida's largest real estate
operating companies. It is
engaged in town. resort, com-
mercial and Industrial devel-
opment and land sales. JOE
also has significant interests
in timber.
More information about
JOE can be found at our web
site at

Medical Partnership in Spine and Brain Care

Neurosurgeons Bruce
Woodham, M.D. and
Nicholas Voss. M.D. are
pleased to announce a
new partnership with
Henry H. Barnard II.
M.D.. orthopaedic surgeon
specializing in spine
surgery formerly of
Southern Bone and Joint
Specialists, effective June
1. 2006.
The practice's new
name. NeuroSpine.
represents a unique
merger of neurosurgical

and orthopaedic spine
specialists who provide
comprehensive care
to patients with spinal
disorders -- from simple
back and neck pain to
complex deformities.
spinal fusions. tumors
and trauma. Their
expertise includes a
variety of microspinal
procedures utilizing the
latest minimally-invasive
Doctors Woodham
and Voss will continue
to perform state-of-

the-art brain surgery
including computer-
guided craniotomies
for tumor excision.
stereotactic radiosurgery,
as well as the treatment of
aneurysms, trauma and
NeuroSpine is located
in the Doctor's Tower
at Southeast Alabama
Medical Center, Suite 301.
For more information
about the board-certified
physicians or services
offered at NeuroSpine. call
(334) 793-6573.

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SNew Southern Home: Coming To 2006 SoutheastI

New Southern Home: Coming To 2006 Southeast

Building Conference August 3-5

Showcasing the latest cus-
tom home building ideas and
innovations, the "Hamilton
Disston," a French Country
Manor-style home, will be a
favorite rendezvous for indus-
try professionals. Located
in Stevens Plantation in St.
Cloud, about 20 minutes from
the Orange County Convention
Center, the New Southern
Home will be open for del-
egates 'attending the 2006
Southeast Building Conference
The combined skills of
builder Mark Allen of MWA
Builders, residential designer
Jim LaPiana of The Evans
Group, and designer Kristin
Stape of Soco Interiors pro-
duced this premier show home
to carry the grand tradition
of the SEBC New Southern
Home program.
Various 'cutting-edge'

national companies are join-
ing forces to display the lat-
est technology and 'must-have'
products in the show home
for the 17,000 plus delegates
expected to attend this year's
SEBC Convention, as well
as the approximately 20,000
additional people who will tour
the home when it is opened to
the public.
The program is designed
to celebrate innovative and
creative architecture, building,
and interior design, as well as
encouraging industry suppli-
ers and community members
to join forces in support of an
important beneficiary.

The 2006 New Southern
Home Features:
Four bedrooms (all
located on the first floor), three
full baths, two half-baths, and
a three-car garage,

A second floi
cated to entertainment
private deck, full home
(plush seating for se
a Nuvo Concerto aud:
tem), bar, billiards. ai
poker table plus a
kids lounge,
outdoor ameni-
ties, state-of-
the-art secu-
rity system,
a full outdoor
living area com-
plete with sum-
mer kitchen and
spa, and a courLvar
enhanced by a Heat
a new and improved
mentally friendly tu
from Environments
Inc. that requires les
and less fertilizer t

or dedi-
it with a
e theater
ven and
io sys-

Augustine grass and is resis-
tant to the bothersome chinch
bug,. and

For more

against moistu:
and termites.
The New S
is a componel
and c(

information, visit

d al'
n Glo cover
to participate
SZoysia, Unseen structural August 3-5 tl
environ- components like BluWood, a est building
rf grass lumber product created by a show and edu
al Turf factory-infused, two-step treat- ence.
ss water ment system that provides a The 28th
:han St. powerful protective shield will attract

re, mold, fungi,

Southern Home
nt of the SEBC
conference del-
ites will tour
the home while
also attend-
ing the
2 0 0 6
tion indus-
try profession-
s are expected to
ge on Orlando
:e in SEBC on
he South's larg-
industry trade
national confer-

annual SEBC
home build-

ing professionals from
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas and Virginia.
Other 2006 SEBC high-
lights include: more than 950
construction product and ser-
vice exhibits, eZone, Hurricane
Alley, Meet the Experts, 71
hours of continuing education
credit classes, keynote speak-
er Dick Vitale and AURORA
and EXCEL Award presenta-
The SEBC Press Room
will be open throughout the
conference, and will include
scheduled media events, trade
show vendor media kits, and
other amenities.
Foi more information, visit

Sterling Unveils Innovative, New Panama City Beach Resort

Not "just another" condo
project C, A Beach Resort
to feature eight-passenger sky
gondolas, 42,000 square feet
of retail/restaurant space, a
waterpark and the C-Shore
Beach Club Private Residence
Club, with one of Panama City
Beach's first shared owner-
ship opportunities.
The Sterling Companies
unveiled plans today for C,

A Beach Resort by Sterling
(, a
premier 33-acre full-service
vacation condominium resort
that will be developed, sold
and managed by the firm's
Sterling Development, Sterling
Realty and Sterling Resorts
The multi-year .project on
Panama City Beach, Fla. is
poised to usher in the next
generation of beach resorts

on Northwest Florida's
coast. Upon build-out of .all
planned phases, C will offer
up to 1,700 second homes
and vacation rental condomin-
iums alongside an all-inclusive
resort environment, complete
with beach access, a separate
inland waterpark area, street-
level shopping, and dining
and entertainment services.
The first phase, the C-Shore
Beach Club condominiums
on the Gulf of Mexico, will
break ground later this year
and is scheduled to be ready
for occupancy in late 2008 or
early 2009.
Specifically, C is the first
full-service resort on Florida's
Emerald Coast to feature:
Atrue Private Residence
Club program Thirty-six of
the 229 Gulf-front condomini-
ums in the resort's first phase
will be offered on a more

affordable Private Residence
Club basis (shared ownership
five owners per unit). Each
Private Residence Club owner
will be guaranteed nine weeks
of occupancy per year, includ-
ing two consecutive weeks dur-
ing June, July and August.
C-Walk A resort-style
shopping area will feature
42,000 square feet of retail
and dining space, which will
be open to owners, resort
guests and the general public
(controlled access).
Sub-street-level tunnel
under Front Beach Road pro-
viding safe access for pedestri-
ans and resort shuttles trav-
eling to and from the Beach
Club from the inland sections
of the resort.
Eight-passenger over-
head gondola cabins Will
offer owners and guests a
bird's-eye view of Panama

City's sugar-sand coastline as
they are transported to and
from the resort's Beach Club.
"With the introduction of C,
the Sterling team has used its
creativity and vast expertise to
offer savvy real estate investors
and future vacationers a one-
of-a-kind family destination
on Florida's Northwest coast,"
said Sterling Companies CEO
Jim Olin. "We're confident
that C's fun, full-service expe-
rience will be in the forefront
of Panama City's evolution as
a top beach vacation destina-
tion for parents, children, and
even grandparents. In fact,
we can't wait to take our own
An all-star team of lead-
ing resort design experts was
assembled by The Sterling
Companies to assist with
development plans for C,
A Beach Resort by Sterling

including: Ai Group, a com-
prehensive architectural and
interior design organization;
EDSA, one of world's premier
planning, landscape architec-
ture and urban design special-
ists; i.d.e.a.s., a creative con-
tent studio located on the back
lot of the Disney-MGM Studios
specializing in design of video,
interactive and web-based
media; and Reece, Hoopes &
Fincher Land Planners and
Landscape Architects, an
award-winning land planning,
landscape architecture and
urban revitalization firm. 1
For more information
about C or to register for the
C-Shore Beach Club precon-
structior reservation program,
or call (866) 369-5097.
About The Sterling
The Sterling Companies,

consisting of Sterling
Development, Sterling Realty
and Sterling Resorts, is
Northwest Florida's only fully
integrated, full-service resort
development, sales and man-
agement firm.
From resort development
and real estate sales to vaca
tion home rental and hom-
eowner association manage-
ment, The Sterling Companies
provide a full range of services
for luxury resorts, condo-
miniums and vacation homes
located throughout Northwest
Florida and Alabama.
Headquartered in Desttn,
Fla., The Sterling Companies
employ more. than 650 people
and is projecting combined 2006
annual revenues in excess of
$600 million. For more informa-
tion, visit www.TheSterlingCo.



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Saturday, June 17th at 5 PM
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Auction Property #1, 325 W. Gorrie Street, St George Island. All prop-
erties sell from this location.

Auction Property #1, 325 W. Gorrie Street, St George Island, Beach
home, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathes, pool, sleeps 10. Beautiful home with a
beautiful view, only a short walk to downtown. Additional information
on this home is located at.

Auction Property #2, 324 Bruce Street, St George Island, 90' x 150'
building lot, close to downtown, the Bay and Gulf.

Auction Property #3, 304 Bledsoe Street, St George Island, 90' x 150'
building lot, view of Bay and bridge. Close to downtown, the Bay and

Auction Property #4 and 5, located west of Eastpoint at 1417 Hwy. 98
at Sand Dollar Cove. Gorgeous Bay view, 1.27 acres in size, 100.67' x
468', wooded, high and dry. Well-located lots.

Auction Property #6, east of Eastpoint on Hwy. 98 at Doc's Sea Shores.
Sells with lot 2A on the bay side, beautiful view, lot is high and dry, has
a small pond on the back side.

Auction Property #7, Fantastic lot on Poston Bayou at Bayou Harbor,
Carrabelle, Fl. Must see this lot may be the best in the area, 448 feet
or Bayou frontage. You be the judge. A SPECIAL SETTING A SPEC-

Auction Property #8, 325 River Road, Carrabelle. Wow! Look at this
Carrabelle River lot, what a view, deep water. Lot is high and dry no
piling needed here. Future dock will take a 60 foot boat.

Auction Property #9, 1105 Grays Ave, Carrabelle. Located directly
across from the high school. Nice home may be used for and is zoned
for a Day Center, live in it or rent it, rented now for $1,550 per month.

Auction Property #10, 210 NE 1st. Carrabelle. A classic older home,
completely renovated, very nice and on a wooded lot. Live in it or rent
it, currently rented for $800 per month. A short walk from downtown.

Auction Property #11 and 12, on Bay side of Hwy. 98, past Lanark,
across from the St. James Golf Community. Fantastic Bay view and ac-
cess, county water, wooded lots. These are very desirable lots.

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Make a Home Disaster-Ready

Part IV
In preparation for
upcoming hurricane
son, the Federal Emerge
Management Agency (FE
and Florida's'" S
Emergency Response Ti
(SERT) urge residents to 1
steps to make their ho:
safer. Getting a home disas
ready is a key component
a faster recovery from a
ricane or other disaster.
Hurricanes produce
primary damaging for
high winds and flooding. Sc
measures to reduce the d
age resulting from water
high winds are fairly sin
and inexpensive; others
require a professional cont
tor licensed to work in a st
county or city.
It is important to ens
that any work meets cur
state and local building coc
Exceeding the requirement
of the building code wit
A cecode-plusA approach
rebuilding increases the dis
ter resistance of a house
decreases the chance of ma
structural damage from w
or water. For more deta
information, homeown
should talk to a professic
home builder, architect, c
tractor or building-sup
The Federal Alliance
Safe Homes ."FLASH, Ii
is a non-profit organizat
dedicated to promoting dis
ter safety, property pro
tion and economic well be
by strengthening homes
safeguarding families fr
natural and manmade dis
ters. Its Web site, www.fl

of a series on Hurricane Preparedness in Florida
the org, features animations that dows, skylights and doors), Exterior doors should they can wobble in high winds, local building depart
sea- guide a homeowner or builder such as impact-resistant win- be wind and impact resistant Winds can pull garage doors flood plain manageme
ency step-by-step through the lat- dows and doors and/or storm or protected with an impact- out of their tracks or make es or emergency man
MA) est tested and approved home shutters. Homeowners should resistant covering. Many them collapse. If garage doors offices.
tate mitigation techniques, includ- purchase or make shutters for houses are equipped with fail, high winds can enter a Raising Electrical !
eam ing improvements to the roof, all exposed windows, glass double-entry doors. Because home and blow out doors, Components
take walls and windows; FLASH surfaces, French doors, slid- double-entry doors span a windows, walls, even the roof. Electrical system
mes Cards, that provide disaster- ing glass doors and skylights, wider opening than a single A garage door can be rein- nents, including serve
ster- safety information covering Typical types of manufactured door, they usually are not as forced by strengthening the els, meters, switches
for 20 topics (including hurri- storm shutters include wood, strong as a single door and back of the door and the glider lets, are easily dam;
hur- canes and flooding safety) and aluminum and steel. Shutters more susceptible to wind wheel tracks. Hardware and floodwater. If they ar
ordering information from the should be installed following damage. Homeowners should home supply stores, as well water for even short
two FLASH One-Stop Resource the manufacturer's guidelines, add a heavy-duty deadbolt or as companies that specialize they may require replay
ces: Guide, which provides concise Roof Bracing replace the existing deadbolt *in overhead door sales and The potential for fires
ome information on strengthening Roof failures, especially with a stronger one, add slide installation, can advise hor- by short circuits in-
am- a home. in unbraced gable roofs, are bolts at the top and bottom of eowners about stronger doors systems creates anott
and FEMAs How To mitiga- a common cause of major the inactive door, and replace and track systems. ous problem. Raising
iple tion series features illustrated damage to houses and their the existing hinge attachment Protecting Property From cal system component
will guides about mitigation top- contents in high winds, screws, in both the doors and Flooding prevent such problem
rac- ics. The series can be viewed, Homeowners should ensure the door frame, with longer Flooding is the most ensure a quicker retur
:ate, downloaded and printed by the roof framing is braced, screws that extend further into common and costliest natural All components of t
logging onto Check with the local building the door's frame., disaster and often accompa- trical system, include
sure prevent/howto/index or copies department for code require- Garage Doors nies hurricanes. Residents can wiring, should be ra
rent ordered by calling 1-800-480- ments and with a professional Garage doors can pose inquire about the projected least 12 inches above i
des. 2520. about installation, problems during hurricanes flood elevation for their neigh- munity's base flood e
cents Residents living in storm- Doors because they are so large that borhood by contacting their (See DISASTER READY on

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damaged homes may need
to evacuate should a hurri-
cane threaten the area; riding
out a hurricane in a weak-
ened structure is dangerous.
Strengthening measures still
are no guarantee that a home
will not be damaged or even
destroyed by a hurricane.
Residents should evacuate
immediately if told to do so by
local authorities.
The following are some
general suggestions for rebuild-
ing safer and stronger:
Protecting Property
From Wind
Opening Protection
One of the most effective
ways to reduce damage to a
home is to install protection
on the home's openings (win-

ent offic-


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and out-
aged by
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her seri-
ts helps
ms and
n home.
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71 Highway 98, Suite D
Eastpoint, FL 32328

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GORGEOUS 4BR/3BA Beachview
home with covered decks located
on Cape San Bias. Home is fur-
nished and ready for occupancy.
Covered decks with view of the
MLS # 110213............. $1,100,000
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GREAT 1st tier lot with won-
derful Gulfview located on
St. George Island. Build your
dream home without the ex-
pense of clearing an existing
structure. Ready for construc-
MLS # 108514...... $1,050,000

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PRETTY lacre lot located in
Darsey Village. Lots of veg-
etation. Access to Sopchoppy
River at the end of Trebor Lane.
Located in Sopchoppy.
MLS #109277.............. $95,000

COUNTRY living without
traveling too far. Nice open
lot to build comfortable
home. Near Carrabelle and
river. (HOMES ONLY)
MLS # 110003....... $99.900

GREAT lot with small pond near the
front of lot. Located near Carrabelle
and river. (HOMES ONLY)
MLS # 110002...................... $99,500

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Conservation Approaches

Conference To Help Tap Potential Of

to Agr cultural W ater Use Florida Agriculture a reality in Florida," Bronson "Loc
and Consumer Services said. "The time for discuss- tion faci

Long-term droughts in the
Southwest, increasing water
scarcity in the semi-arid Plains
and seasonal rain shortages
throughout the South and
Northeast have prompted
many farmers and ranchers to
seek ways to conserve water.
"The hard truth is thatwe're
drawing down the aquifer,"
said Vivien Allen, a Texas Tech
University researcher who has
devised ways to reduce water
in cotton systems. "Everything
pivots around water."
Now producers and
agricultural educators have a
new, free resource highlighting
new approaches to water
use, including promising
conservation measures. "Smart
Water Use on Your Farm or
Ranch," a 16-page bulletin by
the Sustainable Agriculture
Network (SAN), features ways
to manage soil to improve
infiltration, select drought-
tolerant crops and native
forages, and design innovative
runoff collection systems.
"Smart Water Use"
showcases innovative
research, much of it funded
by the USDA/s Sustainable
Agriculture Research and
Education (SARE) program,
such as Texas Tech University's
alternative cotton rotation
that pairs cotton with cattle
and drought-tolerant forages
and reduced water use by 23
percent in university trials.
In Nebraska, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln researchers
are testing cool-season oil
crops such as brown mustard
and camelina during the fallow
period in wheat systems,
producing biofuel while
retaining water for the next
grain crop.
University of Arizona
researchers have designed
water-saving systems pairing
olive production with shrimp
farming to grow two products

from one water source.
The bulletin also features
farmers and ranchers who
work hard to conserve water.
Minnesota farmer Tim Gieseke
designed a contour capture
system to divert hillside
runoff to valuable walnut tree
roots. Milford Denetclaw of
Shiprock, N.M., built a new
irrigation system with a gated
pipe that regulates water flow
and improves a native grass
pasture for his beef herd.
"Smart Water Use"
is the latest 'of a series of
publications that feature the
most creative research funded
by SARE. Download the entire
publication at
publications/water.htm. To
order free printcopies, visit, call
301/504-5411 or email san
assoc( Agricultural
educators may place orders
for print copies in quantity at
no cost.

"Smart Water Use on
Your Farm or Ranch" was
,published by the Sustainable
Agriculture Network (SAN) for
the Sustainable Agriculture
Research and Education
(SARE) program. SARE is a
program of the Cooperative
State Research, Education, and
Extension Service (CSREES),
USDA, and works with
producers, researchers and
educators to promote,farming
systems that are profitable,
environmentally sound and
good for communities.
SAN operates under a
cooperative agreement between
CSREES and the University of
Vermont and the University
of Maryland to develop and
disseminate information about
sustainable agriculture. For
more information about SARE
grant opportunities and other
SAN resources,visit www.


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143 Acklins Island Dr.
Port St.Joe, FI. 32456
850.229.4601 Fax
877.229.4620 toll free

MLS#107083 3 Bedroom'2 Bath home
in beautiful community of Jubilation on
Cape San Bias. Gulf views from front
*porches or sit on back deck overlook-
ing wooded preserve. Hardwood floors,
raised ceilings throughout with many up-
grades. Enjoy the Gulf Front pool and
poolhouse, boardwalks for beach access.

t MLS# 10
St Joe Bea,
and vibrant
corner lot
MLS# 111107 Gulf Front Beach home decks off
centered between 300 feet of unob- Room and
structed dedicated beach on each side!!! elevated c
Panoramic views of Gulf from every floor listed with
This 3 bedroom/3bath home has many up-le ta
grades elevator, hardwood floors, stain- steel app
less steel appliances and more. Decorated treatment
and furnished by Joseph's Cottage most rigation s
furnishings will convey. All bedrooms and driveway
main living area are Gulf facing and open must see
onto spacious decks. Truly one of a
kindll $1,950,000
Seagrass Subdivision Homes and lots available in this
private community on the Cape.

Port St. Joe
209 7th Street

St. Joe Beach
8848W. Hwy 98

MLS#109596 Gulf Front lot in His-
toric Indian Pass. Secluded, small dev-
lopment with minimal intrusion into the
natural beauty of the area., Private access
to beach with spectacular views. Federal
flood insurance available. $815,000.

6536 New Construction on
ch with incredible views of Gulf
it sunsets settled on a beautiful
one block from the Gulf. Large
of bedrooms on 2nd floor, Great
I Family room on 3rd floor with
ceilings intimate views and fin-
beautiful hardwood floors that
other full length deck. Stainless
liances included with window
s, landscaping and well with ir-
ystem installed, new concrete
installed. Too much to list A
it $698,500


MLS#110041 -Enjoy this 3 bedroom/
3bath Gulf Front home on large lot locat-
ed in one of the most desirable areas on
Cape San Bias. Incredible views and quiet
beaches. Balconies or decks from every
floor. Priced to sell at $1,600,000.

MLS#108607 Thr, 4 t.edroomi3 5 bath
home offers Gulf and Bay views. Newly
constructed, never on rental program.
Located next to new Ovation subdivision.
Hardwood floors, stainless steel applianc-
es and many other upgrades! $779,000.

Vacant Land:
Indian Palm Secluded, single family development with minimal intru-
sion into the natural beauty of the area located in historical Indian Pass.
Private access to the beach, each lot will have spectacular views. Federal
flood insurance available for Gulf Front lots.

Jubilation Subdivision Newly constructed homes available Cape San Bias Gulf front and Gulf view lots available.

in this premier subdivision.

Ocean Plantation Mexico Beach's newest single family subdivision.
Close to area's shopping, dining and beaches. Will offer community
pool and pool house.

Call today for information on these and our many

other real estate opportunities.

Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is taking steps to
promote alternative energy
and help position Florida as
a leader in the field of bio-
fuels. Bronson is hosting a
conference to bring together
the various elements critical to
successful alternative energy
programs to be held August
31 through September 1 in
Orlando. The event will serve
as a forum for researchers,
industry representatives and
policymakers to discuss the
production, distribution and
use of biofuels, particularly
ethanol, in Florida.
"With gas prices near
record levels and demand for
cheaper and cleaner alterna-
tives growing, we hope to bring
together the necessary parties
to make production and distri-
bution of ethanol and biodiesel

ing the need for alternative
energies is over, now we must
take steps to bring the ideas to
Several companies have
already announced plans to
build ethanol plants in Florida
and a number of others have
expressed interest. Bronson
hosted a conference in
January in Tallahassee where
he discussed his department's
"Farm to Fuel" program, as
well as the national "25 by
25" program which seeks to
have the nation's agriculture
industry producing 25 percent
of the energy consumed in
the United States by the year
2025. Bronson's Farm to Fuel
Program is designed to assist
Florida farmers and ranchers
in producing bio-fuel crops
to reduce the nation's depen-
dency on foreign oil.

eating ethanol produc-
ilities here will reduce

our dependency on petro-
leum, offer a more economi-
cal alternative, and create jobs
and economic development,"
Bronson said. "In addition,
this will expand markets for
our agriculture industry in
the form of energy crops and
productive use of agricultural
waste products."
The conference comes
on the heels of the Florida
Legislature passing compre-
hensive energy legislation,
much of which is directed
toward promoting renewable
energy and providing a num-
ber of grants and incentives
For more information
about the "Farm to Fuel" pro-
gram and the Orlando confer-
ence, visit http://www.florida-

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The Apalachicola Bay Area
Chamber of Commerce, which
serves Apalachicola, Eastpoint
and St George Island, elected a
new board of directors for the
2006-2007 fiscal year. New
to this year 's board are Kara
Landiss with PrudentialResort
Realty, R. Wayne Thomas with
R W Construction and associ-
ate member Ted Ruffner.
Continuing on for anoth-
er term are: Larry Watson
Community Relations Manager
with Progress Energy, Joe
Taylor with Avenue E, Jerry
Hall Apalacticola Seafood
Grill, Kristin Anderson
Charolette Bacher Sometimes
It's Hotter Seasoning
Company, Paul Marxsen of
Marxsen Accounting, Danny
Itzkovitz with Tamara's Caf6
Floridita, Kathy Robinson
with Robinson Brothers Guide
Service, Mary Seymour with

Large building lot in Palm Breeze subdivision,
close to town, bay and beaches. This is a beauti-
ful subdivision with underground utilities which
allows modular homes with covenants and re-
strictions. 103 X 190. Starting at $75,000."

4 Commercial lots in located in a rapid
developing coastal community. Highly visible
and high traffic volume in Port St Joe. Great
Bay views! Possibility to pick up two additional
adjacent lots for bigger space. MLS 110987

Alternative Electric, Joseph
Parrish with Buddy Ward &
Sons Seafood, Michael Shuler
attorney with Shuler & Shuler,
Diana Prickett Owner &
Property Manger with Resort
Vacation Properties, Rick
Plessinger General Manager
WOYS-FM Oyster Radio,
Kathy Jansen Owner and LMT
Riverfront Therapy,
Kathy Robinson was
elected as President this
year. Joe Taylor was elected
Vice-President, Kathy Jansen
will serve as Secretary and
Jerry Hall will continue as
Retiring this year are Curt
Blair of Water Street Hotel
& Marina, Gibby Conrad of
Apalachicola Tours, Jerry
Thompson Prudential Resort
Realty, Dr. Tamara Marsh
with Coastal Foot & Ankle
Clinic, and John Gore with
Power Management.

When a storm ap-
proaches, and lightening
Sis present:

S-Stay away from
open high ground and
isolated trees.
-. -Stay away from wa-
iter, including lakes and
iriKvrs. Stay off the beach
,ahd ,ut of boats.
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i- .-D not seek:shelter
'-a convertible ear or
golf cart.
:- -Stay away from,
doorsr, windows and all
metal objects, including
pipes and faucets.
-Stay off:corded tele-
phones and away from
all electricaadevices.

Gulf Front Gated Community with two swim- Charming 3 BR- 2 BA House in Port St. Joe built
ming pools, tennis courts and easy access to in 2004. Large kitchen and family room with tile
America's Number One Beach (Selected by Dr. flooring and counter-tops. Whirlpool & separate
Beach, 2002). 34 Townhouses Available from shower in master bath. In-ground sprinkler system.
$349,000 to $650,000. MIS# 109637 $295,000

Nice yard, fireplace, large master and living
room. MLS# 110119 $339,000.

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Disaster Prepardness

requirement. In an existing
house, this work will require
the removal of some interior
wall sheathing (drywall, for
example). Electrical system
modifications must be done
by a licensed contractor, who
will ensure that the work is
done correctly and according
to all applicable codes.
Elevating Appliances
Appliances, such as
washers and dryers, should
be located at least 12 inches
above the community's base
flood elevation requirement.
Washers and dryers sometimes
can be elevated on masonry or
pressure-treated lumber; such
appliances also can be moved

to a higher floor.
Raising HVAC
Heating, ventilating and
cooling (HVAC) equipment,
such as a furnace or hot water
heater, can be damaged exten-
sively if inundated by floodwa-
ters. The amount of damage
depends on the depth of the
flooding and the amount of
time the equipment remains
under water. Exterior HVAC
equipment should be elevated
at least 12 inches above the
community's base flood ele-
vation requirement. A good
way to protect interior HVAC
equipment is to move it from
the basement or lower level of
the house to an upper floor or

even the attic. Relocation may
involve plumbing and electri-
cal changes and requires the
skills of a licensed profession-
al contractor.
Anchor Fuel Tanks
Unanchored fuel tanks
can be easily moved by flood
waters. These tanks pose seri-
ous threats to families, hous-
es, public safety and the envi-
ronment. An unanchored tank
can be driven through a wall
and swept downstream where
it can damage other houses.
When an-unanchored tank in
your basement is moved by
flood waters, the supply line
can-tear free and the basement
contaminated by oil. Even a
buried tank can be pushed
to the surface by the buoy-
ant effect of soil saturated by
water. For safety's sake, con-
sult with local officials and

licensed building profession-
als about the best methods of
anchoring fuel tanks.
Install Sewer Backflow
Flooding can cause sewage
from sanitary sewer lines to
back up into houses through
drain pipes. These backups
not only cause damage that
is difficult to repair, but also
can create health hazards.
Backflow valves are designed
to block drain pipes temporar-
ily and prevent flow into the
house. Backflow valves are
available in a variety of designs
that range from the simple to
the complex and should be
installed by a licensed plumb-
er or contractor.
Flood Insurance
Buy flood insurance to
protect from flood damage.
The National Flood Insurance

Researchers at Florida
State University have submit-
ted findings of a recent year-
long survey of Florida state
park visitors to the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection. The study, con-
ducted as part of a contract
between the Department of
Environmental Protection's
Division of Recreation and
Parks and FSU's Program
in Recreation and Leisure
Services Administration,
assessed visitor satisfaction
and service quality of the
The researchers, members
of the Program in Recreation
and Leisure Services
Administration in FSU's
department of sport manage-
ment, recreation management
and physical education, dis-
tributed 30,000 surveys at 25
parks throughout the state at
four different times of the year
- spring, summer and fall 2005
and winter 2006. The goal was
to better understand how park
services are. used, perceived
and assessed by visitors.
Among the study's find-
A majority of the respon-
dents were satisfied with their.
state park experience: More
than 53 percent rated their'
visit a 10 on a 10-point scale.
Florida residents were,
more likely to be satisfied
with their visit to Florida state

parks thannon-residents.
Overall, visitors were
satisfied with the quality of
services that were seen as
important to their Florida
State park experience, report-
ing high levels of satisfaction
with the beauty of the parks,
cleanliness of the park areas
and facilities, and friendliness
and helpfulness of the uni-
formed park staff. ,
"The findings of this study
are valuable to the Florida Park
Service as they make resource
decisions to improve visitors'
overall park experiences," said
Cheryl Beeler, an associate
professor in FSU's Program
in Recreation and Leisure
Services Administration and a
researcher on the project.
Florida's state parks sys-
tem is one of the largest in the
country, with 159 parks that
span more than 723,000 acres
and 100 miles of beach.
In addition to Beeler, other
members of the FSU depart-
ment of sport management,
recreation management and
physical education who were
involved in the project were
Joohyun Lee, an assistant pro-
fessor, and Rosie Keween, an
assistant in recreation man-
agement. The department is,
part of the university's College
of Education; additional infor-
mation about it is available at

Hurricane Buddy Website

Hurricane Buddy, LLC.SM
pp is a new pioneering ser-
vice mark and patent pending
company that plans on launch-
ing for the 2006 Hurricane
Season June 15th. This web.
based company www.hurri- is a cost-effec-
tive hurricane preparedness
plan that will enable families
and/or individuals -to search
for others before an impend-
ing hurricane or other natural
or man-made disasters. This
new service will be available to
people everywhere that need
a place to go during an emer-
gency event, a hurricane, or
want to offer their home: to
others. "The site is designed
to assist people in their evacu-
ation plans and provide a safe
haven outside the area of a
predicted hurricane landfall",
Sedgewick said Thursday the
first day of the new hurricane
season. News-Press June 2,
2006 article by Mark Krzos.
Kelly Sedgewick and Melanie
DeStout Co-Presidents/
Founders of the company, real-
ized during Hurricane Francis
in 2004 that families were

desperate for help. Evacuees
from the East Coast of Florida
were driving to Southwest
Florida to get out of harms
way of Frances. DeStout and
Sedgewick were watching and
listening to the local news that
described people and families
sitting in parking lots, rest
stops, and on the side of the
roads with their kids, pets and
family belonging with no place
to go. Sedgewiek and DeStout
then formed the company,
Hurricane Buddy. After wit-
nessing and experiencing the
effects of the 2004-2005 hurri-
cane seasons the two realized
that all the efforts to move the
company forward needed to
continue no matter what. We
want to make sure that every
individual/family that wants
to leave can leave during a
hurricane. By matching peo-
ple together, we can make an
unbearable experience toler-
able by human kindness. We
continue to believe that when
we launch shortly, people will
do the right thing. Leave their.
home to get out of harms way
or offer their home to another.

"Neighbors helping Neighbors
weather the storm" We are
extremely pleased with the
development progress we are
making with the site. We look
forward to having members
sign up and be able to search
for their "buddies" or be able
to seek out a "host". Members
can sign up and register for no
charge. The only cost associ-
ated with the site comes once
you ready to search and/or
select a host family. The cost
is expected to be about $79.95
for the first year. When the site
is up and running we can look
ahead, not too far after June
15th, offering other benefits
to our "buddies" such: as geo-
marketing advertisers to them.
We are creating a "directory"
of local/ regional information
on companies and vendors of
interest that would benefit our
members. We are in hopes of
attracting the attention of the
larger companies for support
as well. www.hurricanebuddy.
information about us Please
write hba(hurricanebuddy.

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Program (NFIP) overseen by
FEMA, enables homeowners,
business owners and renters
to purchase federally backed
flood insurance if their con-
munity participates in the pro-
gram. Mortgage lenders may
require prospective home buy-
ers to purchase flood insur-
ance if the home is located in
a floodplain. It takes 30 days
after purchase for a policy to
take effect. Insurance is easy
to obtain and is sold by most
insurance agents.
Residents can visit www. or call 1-800-
427-2419 to learn their risk
of flooding, how to prepare
for floods, how to purchase
a National Flood Insurance
Policy and about the benefits
of protecting homes and prop-
erty against flooding.

West Nile Virus And Other Mosquito-

borne Illnesses Prevention steps are

critical in protecting against illnesses

Florida Department
of Health (DOH) officials
emphasize the importance of
Florida's residents and visi-
tors' to protect themselves
against mosquito-borne dis-
eases. Throughout the year,
DOH works with partner agen-
cies, including the Florida
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, the
Florida Fish -and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
mosquito control agencies and
state universities, to monitor
for the presence of mosquitoes
carrying illnesses.
"During the summer
months, Florida experienc-
es an increase in its mos-
quito populations," said DOH
Secretary M. Rony Francois,
M.D:, M.S.PH., Ph.D.,
'MNosquito-borne illnesses are
entirely preventable by taking
a few simple steps' to avoid
mosquito bites."
Symptoms of West
Nile. (WN) virus, St. Louis
Encephalitis (SLE), and
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
(EEE) may include headache,
fever, fatigue, dizziness, weak-
ness and confusion., Physicians
should contact their County
Health Department if thei, sus-
pect an individual may have. a
mosquito-borne illness. DOH
laboratories provide testing
services fior physicians treat-
ing patients with clinical signs
of mosquito-borne diseases.
There were a total of 21
confirmed human cases of WN,
virus in Florida in 2005, com-
pared to 42 cases .in 2004. In
2003, there were 94 cases.
Additionally, five human EEE
cases were confirmed in 2005.
No SLE cases were reported
in 2005 to the Florida State
Health Office. .
DOH continues to advise
Floridians to remain diligent
in protecting themselves from
mosquito bites by. following
the "5 D's," which include:
Dusk and- Dawn -
Avoid being outdoors when
mosquitoes are seeking blood.
For many species, this is dur-
ing the dusk and dawn hours.
'Dress Wear clothing
that covers most of your skin.

DEET When the
potential exists for exposure
to mosquitoes, repellents con-
taining DEET (N,N-diethyl-
meta-toluamide, or N,N-dieth-
yl-3-methylbenzamide) are
recommended. Picaridin and
oil of lemon eucalyptus are
other repellent options.-
Drainage .Check
around your home to rid the
area of standing water, which
is where mosquitoes can lay

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their eggs.
Tips on Repellent Use
S* Always read label.
directions carefully for the
approved usage before apply-
ing a repellent to skin. Some
repellants are not suitable for
children. ,
Products with concen-'
trations of up to 30 percent
DEET are .generally recom- ,
mended. Other potential mos- '
quito repellents, as reported
by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC)
in April 2005, contain picari- >
din or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
These products are generally
available at local pharmacies.
Look for active ingredients to
be listed on the product label.
Apply insect repellent
to exposed skin, or onto cloth-
ing, but not under clothing.
In protecting chil-
dren, read label instructions
to be sure' the repellent is
age-appropriate. According to
the CDC, mosquito repellents
containing oil of lemon euca-
lyptus should not be used on
children under the age of 3
.years. DEET is not recom-
niended on children younger
than 2 months old.
Infants should be kept
indoors or mosquito netting
should be used over carriers
when mosquitoes are present.
Avoid applying repel-
lents to the hands of children.
Adults should apply repellent
first to their own hands and
then transfer, it to the child's
skin and clothing.
If additional protec- .
tion is necessary, apply a per-
methrin repellent directly to .
your clothing. Again, always
follow the manufacturer's



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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
today announced that Congress
has agreed to give $5.2 billion
in disaster relief to Florida
and other states hit by hurri-
canes last year.
The money is included in
a broader $94.5 billion spends
ing bill approved by House
and Senate negotiators Friday
morning. The vast majority of
the money included in the sup-
plemental appropriations bill
will help fund the war in Iraq.
The $5.2 billion will
fund disaster Community
Development Block Grants
(CDBG) for counties declared
federal disaster areas during
last year's hurricane season;,
with the Department of Housing
and Urban Development allo-
cating the funds among eli-.
gible states, CDBG funds are
often used for long-term recov-
ery efforts, housing and busi-
ness assistance, infrastructure
reconstruction, mitigation
efforts and public services.
"Many people in Florida's
hardest hit areas .are still
struggling to recover from last
year's storms," Nelson said.
"This extra money will help
them rebuild."
The bill is expected to go
to .the president for his sig-,
nature,, after the Senate 'and
House approve the conference
agreement next w-eek.
Gulf is among the coun-
ties eligible for assistance.

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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL

Established7 93 7 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years



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e Southerners proud-
ly (or stubbornly)
embrace what is
known as 'redneck gardening'.
Long before comedian Jeff
Foxworthy made millions of
dollars from the phrase "You
might be a redneck if..." we
were busy coming up with his
future material.
Proper rednecks can
make do with what we have on
hand, without having to get all
dressed up to go to Wal-Mart
and buy it. Old junk cars are
especially useful., Line them
up around the perimeter of the
property, and you have that
fence you've always wanted.
(If you haven't accumulated
enough cars, old appliances
make good fillers.) Throw
a couple of folding chairs in
the bed of an old pickup, and
we've got ourselves a nice lit-
tle patio. Take off the hood,
and before long the wife will
have marigolds and petunias
growing out of the carburetor.
(Save that hood... it's great for
pulling the kids around on
dirt roads.) Given time, a nice
looking shade tree might grow
right up through the engine
block. The tires, of course,
will also make great plant-
ers. Plafit potatoes in them,
and stack on more tires as the
vines grow. (I've done that.)
Or if you want to be fancy
about it, turn them inside out
and cut notches in the edges
so the tires themselves look
kind of like flowers. (I've had
one, and yes, mine was also
parited white.) If you are
an ambitious 'type, you can
bury the tires halfway down
to make a scalloped edging
for the driveway, so the beer
cans don't migrate out into
the yard.
Oh, the beer cans? That's
-what the driveway is paved
-with. This is a great use for.
:beer cans. They are shiny, for
one thing, and flatten nicely.
The greatest thing is that if we
have a lean month we can pick
all the beer cans up and use
them to pay the rent.
Bathroom fixtures are

another staple of redneck gar-
dening. Sinks, bathtubs, and
especially toilets will sprout
more than a dose of bacteria
if left out in the yard for any
length of time. Some qf us
like to be more subtle, so
our fixtures of choice are a
tasteful avocado green. The
toilet can be both decorative
and functional by planting the
tank with a nice trailing vine,
and allowing the dogs to con-
tinue using the bowl as their
watering container of choice.
Rednecks are nothing if not
Speaking of practical,

those posts on either end of
the clothesline are perfect for
training flowering vines to grow
on. Or, if growing vegetables is
more your thing, those same
poles can be part of a tepee
to grow pole beans on. Bring
in the laundry, and pick some
beans for supper to throw in
the basket. Practical!
One of my favorite red-
neck gardening tricks is to
'plant' upside down beer bot-.
ties around the flower beds
for a border. Changing brands
occasionally will give a nice
variation of color, or, for those
more upscale families, wine

bottles work equally
well. This, again, is
very practical. Every
time the spouse drags
home more plants,
is it a perfect excuse
to go to the store for
another six pack or
two so you can extend
the bed.
More often than
not, redneck gardening
includes lots and lots
of lawn ornaments.
This goes far beyond
placing an empty beer
can on top of every
fence post. (These
ornaments double as
targets when hunting
season approaches.)
We have whirly-gigs
(again, made from
those ever-useful beer
cans), 'plastic deer,
plastic geese, and
plastic flamingos. We
have plywood cut-outs
of people, dogs, trac-
tors, and even flowers.
Now, granted, these
ornaments may be
more whimsical than
redneck, but they do
fit into the discussion,
5 especially if a house
sports more garden
'^-. 'art' than it does gar-
S den.
Why is it that the
biggest, brightest flow-
ers in town have so
often graced the shab-
biest of homes? Like
love, happiness, and good
health, a green thumb is one
of those things that money just
can't buy. I used to walk by
an old ramshackle house with
a front porch that had a roof
falling down on one corner.
The flowers down on that end
of the porch were outrageously
beautiful. One day I stopped
to ask the lady who lived there
whether she had any gardening
secrets she wanted to share.
She laughed and said, "Oh, it
ain't no secret, honey. That's
just as far as my husband
wants to walk at night when
nature calls..."

Will Your Trees Survive this

Hurricane Season?

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With hurricane season just
around the corner you need to.
know if your trees will be safe
from the possible wrath of
Mother Nature?
Thousands- of trees and
communities are at risk for
damage by heavy rains and
ind which can cause
trees to crack, split, and even
uproot, which can lead to fur-
ther property damage and
power outages.
You may be able to pre-
vent further property damage
during a storm, and enable
your trees to recover by follow-
ing a few practical suggestions
from the International Society
of Arboriculture (ISA).
Pre Storm Preparation:
Look for potential
Hazards- Investigate the condi-
tion of your trees. You or an ISA
Certified Arborist should look
for damage such as cracks in
the trunk or major limbs; hol-
low, aged, and decayed trees;
hanging branches; improperly
formed branches; one-sided
or significantly leaning trees;
and branches that may poten-
tially rub the house or fall on
utility lines. Depending on the
existing problem, a Certified
Arborist should be 'consulted
to either remove the tree or to
prune potentially hazardous
Recognizing and reducing
tree hazards not only increas-
es the safety of your property
and that of your neighbors,
but also improves the tree's
health and may increase its
longevity and chance of sur-
vival," says Jim Skiera, ISAs
Executive Director.
Know your tree species-
Some species are more prone
to storm damage. You should
have a Certified Arborist eval-
uate your trees for hardiness
and resilience. Being aware of
which trees may succumb to
harsh weather conditions, will
help you decide if you want to
replace these potentially dan-
gerous species.
Do not top your trees-
Untrained individuals may
urge you to cut back all of
the branches, on the mis-
taken assumption that it will

LANDINGS AT WETAPPO CREEK, a St.'Joe HomeStead Property, features eight
remaining lots with water and road frontage, ranging in size from' 2.5 acres to nearly
20 acres. Located just off the intracoastal waterway, this property offers deep water
access and is perfect for the boating, enthusiast. Fish, cast and kayak Wetappo is a
rare find among Florida's jewels.

Prices starting at $449,500.
For more information on Landings at Wetappo Creek, contact Mitch Burke at 850.229.2906.

THE HAMMOCKS AT ST. JOSEPH BAY, a St.Joe HomeStead Property, offers 2.2
acres in Gulf County and features its own half-acre private island, 150' of bag frontage and
is located less than 10 minutes from downtown Port St.Joe and Cape San Blas. The natural
Oak hammock and abundance of Sabal Palms on this broad waterfront parcel may make
!The Hammocks at St.Joseph Bay the ideal location to build your dream home for year-
round living or weekend getaways.

Prices starting at $795, 000.
For more information on The Hammocks at St. Joseph Bay, contact Mitch Burke at 850.229.2906.

LAKEWIMICO PRESERVE, a St.Joe FloridaWild 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 Wimico 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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but Is not warranted or guaranteed: is subject to errors, omissions and changes without notice and should be independently verified. The availability and pricing of St Joe property (through
any of its affiliates or subsidiaries) is also subject to change without notice. Access to this property is prohibited without the express consent of St Joe or its agent Void where prohibited by law. Equal JOE
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help avoid breakage in future
storms. However, professional
arborists say that "topping," the
cutting of main branches back
to stubs, is extremely harmful
and unhealthy for your trees.
The stubs often produce many
weakly attached branches that
are higher and are more likely
to break when a storm strikes.
Also, topping will reduce the
amount of foliage, on which
the tree depends for the food
and nourishment needed for
re-growth. A topped tree that
has already sustained major
storm damage is more likely
to die than repair itself.
Protect your assets- Trees
may increase property value
by up to 20%. Find out if
your homeowner's insurance
will cover any damage your
landscape may sustain due to
unnatural causes, and include
the total value of your trees
when listing your assets for
coverage. A Certified Arborist
who has experience with
appraisals' can provide an esti-
mated value by inspecting your
trees. Be sure to document the
value of potential loss with
photos of the trees and the
evaluation by the arborist.
Improper tree care can
lead to premature death, dan-
gerous and weak structures,
exposure to disease, and
worse it may cause unneces-
sary property damage. Hiring
an ISA certified arborist who
can assist you with pre-storm
inspections and post-storm
Repairs can help avoid unnec-
essary loss of your trees.
The International Society
of Arboriculture (ISA), head-
quartered in Champaign, Ill.,
is a nonprofit organization
supporting tree care research
and education around the
world. As part of ISA's dedica-
tion to the care and preserva-
tion of shade and ornamen-
tal trees, it offers the only
certification program in the
industry. For more informa-
tion and to find a local ISA
Certified Arborist, visit www.




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Public Notices

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT High School. and Highway 98. will be provided regarding AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO Notice is hereby given pur- THENCE SOUTH 09
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL The cleaning will be done This project consists of the this (these) applications(s). FILED WILL BE FOREVER suant to a Final Judgment CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC 'DEGREES, 04 MINUTES, 22
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF with a chemical designed to construction of approximately Publication of this notice con- BARRED. of Foreclosure dated 2/7/06. F/K/A CHASE SECONDS, WEST, ALONG
COUNTY, FLORIDA eradicate organic living organ- 7,520 LF of 10" PVC aer slitutes constructive notice of The date of first publication and entered in Case No. 05- MANHATTAN MORTGAGE SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF
isms on the surface, main, approximately 100 LF of this permit application to all of this Notice is June 15, 2006. 321CA, of the Circuit Court CORPORATION, WAYLINEFOR A DISTANCE
CASE NO: 05-239DR It shall be applied with a 12" HDPE directional bore, and substantially affected persons. Attorney for Personal of the Fourteenth Judicial Plaintiff FOR A DISTANCE OF 8.94
"no pressure" application and all associated valves, and fit- A copy of the staff reports) Representative: Circuit in and for Gulf County. Vs. FEET; THENCE LEAVING
JOHN A WEILAND, Petitioner should leae the surface clean tings and other appurtenances. must be requested in order to Charles A. Costin Florida, wherein FREMONT ALLEN LINTON, et. Al, SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF
and and sterile, and inhibit re- This project also includes the remain advised of further pro- Post Office Box 98 INVESTMENT AND LOAN, is Defendants WAY LINE, RUN NORTH 89
JACQUELYN GAYLE WEILAND, growth. connection to the existing 10" ceedings and any public hear Port St. Joe, FL 32457 a Plaintiff and ANTHONY LEE DEGREES, 59 MINUTES,
Respondent. Successful bidder will and 6" watermains on Long ing date. Substantially affected Florida Bar No. 699070 PETERSON A/K/A ANTHONY Case No. 2006-129-CA 26 SECONDS, EAST FOR
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR adhere to all D.E.P. and OSHA Avenue and Garrison Avenue. persons are entitled to request LEE PETERSON, JR.; TANISHA Division A DISTANCE OF 126.56
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE standards and must be pre- The Contractor shall provide all an administrative hearing Personal Representative: JAMES PETERSON; DAVID FEET; THENCE NORTH 01
TO': JACQUELYN GAYLE qualified with the Gulf County materials, equipment and labor regarding the proposed agency Marsha Burroughs TAUNTON; ABIGAIL TAUNTON; NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE DEGREES, 18 MINUTES,
WEILAND, School Board. to complete the project. action by submitting a written 210 Pelham Rd. #208C UNKNOWN TENANT 1; SALE 02 SECONDS, EAST, FOR
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that Closing date for accepting Plans and specifications can request according to the pro- Telephone: (904) 227-1159 UNKNOWN TENANT 2 are the NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN A DISTANCE OF 192.96
an action has been filed against bids is June 15, 2006, 12:00 be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., visions of 40A-1.521, Florida Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. 32457 defendants. I sell to the high- pursuant to a Final Judgment of FEET TO THE POINT OF
you and that you are required noon. If you have any ques- 324 Marina Drie, Port St. Joe, Administrative Code. Notices Publish June 15 & June 22, est and best bidder for cash, at MortgageForeclosuredatedJune BEGINNING.
to serve a copy of your written tions contact Greg Layfield, Florida, 32456, (850) 227-7200. of Proposed Agency Action will 2006 11:00 on 6/29/2006 the fol- 06, 2006 and entered in Case CONTAINING 0.58
defenses, if any, to it on John Maintenance Coordinator The bid must conform to Section be mailed only to persons who lowing described property as set No. 2006-129-CA of the Circuit ACRES MORE OR LESS,
Arthur Weiland whose address Gulf County Schools at 150 287133(3 Florida Statutes, on have filed such requests. NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED forth in said Final Judgment, Court of the FOURTEENTH AND BEING SUBJECT
is 2817 Indian Pass Rd., Port Middle School Road, Port St. public entity crimes. Publish June 15 BIDS to 2i OA: Judicial Circuit in and for TO THE FOLLOWING
St. Joe, FL 32456 on or before Joe, FL 32456 phone number Cost for Plans and LOT 25, OAK GARDENS GULF County, Florida wherein 60.00 FOOT PRIVATE
3/10/06, and file the original (850) 229-8369 Specifications will be $ 50.00 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, SUBDIVISION AS CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC ROAD, FOR INGRESS
with the clerk of this Court Bid #06-013 per iet and is non-refundable. Storage Units 1249 Highway FLORIDA RECORDED IN A PLAT F/K/A CHASE MANHATTAN AND EGRESS, WHICH IS
at 1000 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Publish June 8 & 15, 2006 Checks should be made payable 22, Wewahitchka, FL BOOK 4, PAGE 21 PUBLIC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, MORE PARTICULARLY
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, before to PREBLE-RISH, INC. #88 Robert Kinney, The City of Wewahitchka will RECORDS OF GULF is the Plaintiff and ALLEN DESCRIBED IN THAT
service on Petitioner or immedi- NOTICE OF SPECIAL Bids will be received until #20 Keith Fowler accept sealed bids to rebuild a COUNTY, FLORIDA LINTON; THE UNKNOWN CERTAINWARRANTYDEED
ately thereafter. If you fail to MAIL BALLOT ELECTION 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on will be open June 17 and 46RE Transmission for a 1997 SPOUSE OF ALLEN LINTON WHICH IS RECORDED
do so, default may be entered REFERENDUM Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at City merchandise removed if rent not Dodge Van. All materials and /s/Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk N/K/A CRYSTAL LINTON; IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
against you for the relief JULY 6, 2006 of Port St. Joe, City Hall, 305 brought up to date. labor must be furnished and As Clerk of the Court TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE; BOOKS 284 AT PAGE 290,
demanded in the petition. I, Linda Griffin, Gulf County Cecil G Costin Sr Blvd, Port St. Publish June 15 & 22, 2006 warranty must be specified. All Jasmine Hysmith TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE DOE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
Copies of all court docu- Supervisor of Elections, do Joe, Florida and will be opened bids must be clearly marked Deputy Clerk are the Defendants, I will sell OF GULF COUNTY,
ments ib_ this case, including hereby give notice that a Bond mad read publicly at 6:15 p.m. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DODGE TRANSMISSION to the highest and best bidder FLORIDA.
orders, are available at the Clerk Referendum Mail Ballot Election Eastern Time. All Bids shall be GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA SEALED BID" and must be In accordance with the for cash at LOBBY OF THE TOGETHER WITH THAT
of the Circuit Court's office. You will be held in Gulf County, submitted in an envelope clearly IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE received by the City Clerk at the American with Disabilities Act, GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE
may review these documents State of Florida, on the Sixth marked "Sealed Bid City of DIVISION City Hall in Wewahitchka prior persons needing a reasonable at 11:00 AM, on the 29'" day MOBILE HOME
upon request. day of July, A.D. with respect Port St. Joe Long Avenue WYBURN H. BURROUGHS FILE to 4:00 PM (CT) on Monday, accommodation to participate in of June, 2006, the following LOCATED THEREON,
You must keep the Clerk to the Cape San Bias Gulfside, Water Extension". A Bid Bond NO. 06-36-PR June 12, 2006. Bids will be this proceeding should, no later described property as set forth SERIAL NUMBERS
of the Court's office notified Cape San Blas Gulfside Interior, in the amount of 5% of Bid shall Deceased. opened during theRegular than seven (7) prior, contact in said Final Judgment: BC03AL0132359A AND
of any current address. (You and Cape San Bias Bayside accompany Bid. The City of / City Commission meeting on the Clerk of the Court's disabil- LOT 8, BLOCK "S", BC03AL0132359B.
must file Notice of Current Municipal Services Taxing Unit Port St. Joe reserves the right to NOTICE OF-ADMINISTRATION Monday, June 12, 2006. The ity coordinator at 8502296111, RISH SUBDIVISION, ID#BC03AL0132359 A/B
Address, Florida Supreme Court for the issuance of limited gen- reject any and all bids. All Bids The administration of City of Wewahitchka reserves 1000 C. G. COSTIN BLVD. RM BEING AN UNRECORDED PARCEL ID#: 02632-150R.
Approved Family Law Form eral obligation bonds to finance shall be firm for a period of 60 the estate of WYBURN H. the right to' award the bid to 302 PORT ST. JOE FL, 32456. If SUBDIVISION OF THE A/K/A 125 PRESBYTERIAN
12.915.) Future papers in this beach renourishment. days after opening. BURROUGHS, the lowest and best price in the hearing impaired, contact (TDD) NORTH-HALF OF THE STREET, WEWAIHITCHKA,
lawsuit will be mailed to the This will be a mail ballot Point of Contact will be deceased, File Number opinion of the Wewahitchka City via Florida Relay System. SOUTHEAST 4 AND THE FL 32456
address on record at the clerk's election; therefore on June 16, Stephen Price, Preble-Rish, Inc. 06-36-PR is pending in the Commissioners. Publish: June 15 and June 22, NORTHEAST f4 'OF THE WITNESS MY HAND and
office. 2006 your ballot will automati- Consulting Engineers at (850) Circuit Court for Gulf County, 2006 NORTHEAST fY4 OFSECTION the seal of this Court on June
WARNING: Rule 12.285, call be mailed to your address 227-7200 or Fax 227-7200. All Florida, Probate Division, the Gwen Exley 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, 7, 2006
Florida Family Law Rules of of record in the election office. bidders shall comply with all address of which is Gulf County City Clerk NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RANGE 10 WEST, GULF /s/Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Procedure, requires certain If this address is incorrect or if applicable state and local laws Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Publish June 15 and 22, 2006 COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING Clerk of the Circuit Court
automatic disclosure of docu- you will not be at this address concerning licensing, registra- Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The The City of Wewahitchka Board MORE PARTICULARLY By: Jasmine Hysmith
ments and information. Failure during this time, please pro- tion, and regulations of contrac- names and addresses of the LEGAL NOTICE of Commissioners will hold DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Deputy Clerk
to comply can result in sanc- vide the elections office witi an tors doing business in Florida. personal representative and the a Puiblic Hearing and Final COMMENCING AT THE Publish: June 15 and June 22,
tions,' including dismissal or address to which to mail your Publish June 15, 2006 personal representative's attor- The City of Port St. Joe, Florida Reading of Ordinance No. 2006- NORTHEAST CORNER 2006
striking of pleadings. Dated ballot. ney are set forth below, is seeking an Architect to pro- 1024L on Monday, June 26, OF SAID SECTION 36,
5/9/06. Your voted ballot must be NOTICE OF APPLICATION ALLINTERESTEDPERSONS vide professional services to 2006 at 7:15 PM central time RUNNING THENCE FOR SALE
Clerk of Circuit Court. received in the elections office by FOR WATER USE PERMIT ARE NOTIFIED THAT: renovate the Historic Maddox to consider adoption of an ordi- SOUTH 90 DEGREES, 00 The Northwest Florida Regional
By Jasmine Hysmith, Deputy 7:00 P.M. on Election Day July Notice is hereby given All persons on whom this House in Port St. Joe, Florida. nance with the following title, MINUTES, 00 SECONDS, Housing Authority will accept
Clerk. 6, 2006. Also, it is very impor- that pursuant to Chapter 373, notice is served who have objec- Interested parties should have to wit: WEST, ALONG THE NORTH, sealed bids until the close of
Pubish: May 18 through June tant that we have a current Florida Statutes, the follow- tions that challenge the validity previous experience with Special AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING LINE OF SAID SECTION business on Friday, June 23,
15 signature on file the elections ing applications) for water of the will, the qualifications Category Historic Preservation THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO 36 (SAID NORTH LINE 2006 for vehicles listed below.
office. F.S.101.6103(5) requires use permits) has (have) been of the personal representa- projects and be familiar with EXCEED $1,323,980 WATER ALSO BEING THE SOUTH Bids will be publicly opened and
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED the supervisor of elections to received by the Northwest tive, venue, or jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior's AND SEWERSYSTEM REVENUE RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A read at 10:00 a.m. on Monday,
BIDS verify the signature of the elec- Florida Water Management this Court are required to file Standards for Rehabilitation and BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES, 60.00 FOOT INGRESS AND June 26, 2006 at the Central
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, tor on the return mailing enve- District: their objections with this Court Guidelines for Rehabilitating SERIES 2006 PROVIDING FOR EGRESS EASEMENT) FOR Office of the Authority at 5302
FLORIDA lope with the signature on the Application number I 06725 WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE Historic Buildings. THE FORM OF SUCH NOTES; A DISTANCE OF 774.10 Brown Street, Graceville,
elector's registration records, filed 06/01/2006] (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT FEET TO THE POINT OF Florida. The successful bidder
The City of Wewahitchka Please call (850) 229-6117 North Gulf Water & Sewer OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION Interested Architects should THEREOF AND ENTERING BEGINNING. will be determined by the high-
will accept SEALED BIDS to provide information regard- Cooperative, Inc, 4600 OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY submit 8 copies and 1 unbound INTO CERTAIN COVENANTS est offer and will be notified
on a Walk Behind Trencher. ing your mailing address or if Hwy 71 North, Box 277, (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE original of their qualifications to AND AGREEMENTS WITH THENCE CONTINUE immediately upon completion of
Specifications can be obtained you need a voter registration Wewahitchka, FL 32465 OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk, THE OWNERS THEREOF; SOUTH 90 DEGREES, 00 bid opening process. The suc-
from the City Clerk at the City application mailed to you for Requesting a maximum with- THIS NOTICE ON THEM. City of Port St. Joe, Florida, PROVIDING FOR THE MINUTES, 00 SECONDS, cessful bidder shall be prepared
Hall at 109 South Second Street updating your signature, drawal of 225,000 gallons All creditors of the decedent Post Office Box 278, Port St. Joe NEGOTIATED, AND PRIVATE WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH to complete the purchase by
in Wewahitchka, FL. All Publish June 15 per day from the Floridan and other persons having claims Florida 32457. Qualifications SALE OF SUCH NOTES; LINE FOR A DISTANCE 'the end of the business day on
bids must be clearly marked Aquifer System for Public or demands against decedent's will be received until 4:00 p.m. FINDING THE NECESSITY OF 213.28 FEET TO A Monday, June 26, 2006. For
"SEALED BID" and must be LONG AVENUE WATER Supply use by existing and estate on whom a copy of this onJune26,2006. Qualifications OF A NEGOTIATED SALE; POINT ON THE CURVING additional information, call 850-
received by the City Clerk at the EXTENSION PROJECT proposed facilities, notice is served within three (3) will be reviewed at a Special APPROVING THE SALE OF EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY 263-4442, est. 5316
City Hall in Wewahitchka prior #019.054 General withdrawal months after the date of the first Meeting held Thursday, June SAID NOTES TO THE ORIGINAL LINE OF JIM RISH STREET Chevrolet Astro Van 1994,
to 4:00 PM (CT) on Monday, SECTION 00010 locations) in Gulf County: publication of this notice must 29th at 6:00 p.m. PURCHASER; AND PROVIDING (A PRIVATE 60.00 FOOT 114,300
June 26, 2006. Bids will be ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS T03S, R1OW, Sec. 35, 36 file their claims with this Court AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ROAD), BEING CONCAVE Chevrolet Lumina 1997
opened during the Regular NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED Interested persons may WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE Publish: June 1 and 15, 2006. The Ordinance No. 2006-1024L TO THE WEST, HAVING A 157,300
City Commission meeting on BIDS object to or comment upon the (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE in its entirety may be inspect- RADIUS OF 487.00 FEET, Chevrolet Lumina 1997
Monday, June 26, 2006. The CITY OF PORT ST. JOE applications or submit a written OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ed at the Office of the City A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 21 -144,400
City of Wewahitchka reserves LONG AVENUE WATER request for a copy of the staff OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL clerk during regular business DEGREES, 55 MINUTES, Ford Pickup F150 XLT -
the right to award the bid to EXTENSION reports) containing proposed (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND hours, 8 AM 4 PM central time 37 SECONDS, ANp BEING 1995 155,000
the lowest and best price in the agency action regarding the OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF FOR GULF COUNTY Monday-Friday. All interested SUBTENDED BY A CHORD Ford Pickup F150 XL
opinion of the Wewahitchka City This project includes the applications) by writing to the THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Case No. 05-321 CA parties may appear at the meet- BEARING SOUTH 06 1997 197,000 Ramp
Commissioners. construction of a watermain to Division of Resource Regulation All other creditors of the ing to be heard with respect to DEGREES, 20 MINUTES, Tailgate & Tool Box
serve Long Avenue and Highway of the Northwest Florida Water decedent and persons having Fremont Investment and Loan, this proposed Ordinance. 44 SECONDS, EAST, FOR Dodge Pickup 2001
Gwen Exley 98 south of Port St: Joe. The Management District, atten- claims or demands against Plaintiff Gwen Exley, City. Clerk 185.24 FEET; THENCE 89,000 Ramp Tailgate &
City Clerk project begins just south of the tion Terri Peterson, 152 Water the decedent's estate must file Vs. Publish June 15 and 22, 2006 LEAVING SAID NORTH LINE Tool Box
Publish June 8 and 15, 2006 intersection of Long Avenue Management Drive, Havana, their claims with this Court Anthony Lee Peterson'A/K/A RUN SOUTHEASTERLY The Authority reserves the.right
and Madison Street across from Florida 32333-9700, but such WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS Anthony Lee Peterson, Jr., et., IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ALONG SAID CURVING to reject any and all bids.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS the bus barn, continues south comments or requests must be AFTER THE DATE OF THE al., Defendants THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR Publish June 15 and 22, 2006
The Gulf County School on Long Avenue, then east on received by 5 o'clock p.m. on FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF AN ARC DISTANCE OF
Board is accepting bids to clean Highway 98 and ends at the June 29, 2006. NOTICE. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COUNTY, FLORIDA 186.37 FEET TO A POINT
the "Dome Roof" at Port St. Joe intersection of Gdrrison Avenue No further public notice ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS SALE CIVIL ACTION OF NON-TANGENCY;

Gulf County Board of County

Commission Meeting Minutes

MARCH 28, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in regular 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: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Finance Officer Carla Hand,
Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Chief Admin-
istrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Assistant Building
Official Lee Collinsworth, Build-
ing Department Plans Exam-
iner George Knight, Chamber
of Commerce Director Sandra
Chafin, E.D.C. Director Alan
McNair, Emergency Manage-
ment Director Marshall Nelson,
Emergency Management/9 -11
Coordinator Ben Guthrie, Emer-
gency Management Secretary
Stephanie Richardson, Human
Resources Director Denise Man-
uel, and Sheriffs Office Major
Joe Nugerit.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
Commissioner Barnes
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Major Nugent led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the following
Consent Agenda items, after
removal of Page 17 (Item #4),
Page 24 ((Item #6), and Pages
28-29 (Item #9). Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

1. Minutes March
14, 2006 Regular Meeting .

2. Agreement Ameri-
can Pioneer Life Insurance,
(Group Medicare Supplement
Agreement (Supplemental
#2006-01) St. Joseph Penin-
sula Erosion Control Project

3. Amendment #2
Emergency Watershed Protec-
tion Program

**DELETE** 4.
Budget Amendment Impact
Fee Consultant (Amend General

Fund Budget by Reducing
Cash to be Carried Forward
and Increasing the Appropri-
ate Line-Item in the Amount of

5. Invoice Agency
for Health Care Administration
Medicaid (January, 2006 *
$3,245.00 / February, 2006 *
$5,182.65 to be paid from Ac-
count #52264-34100)
Coppins Monroe Adkins
Dincman & Spellman At-Large
Wide Voting Litigation
($106.50 to be paid from Ac-

count #21111-31200)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Wyno-
na Gardens Survey (#63952 *
$4,000.00 to be paid from Ac-
count #24852-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Court-
house Roof Replacement
(#64453 *$2,465.00 to be paid
from Account #71012-62100)
Preble-Rish, Ind. Mos-
quito Control Building Mod.
(#64454 $3,750.00* to be paid
from Account #42834-62100)

"*DELETE** 6.
Leave of Absence Building Of-
ficial Brad Bailey

7. Purchase Request -
Drainage Pipe'and Concrete for
Welton Drive in Oak Grove (to
be:paid from Account #41141-
53000 / Secondary Road &
Bridge Funds $4,000.00)

8. Resolution Adopt-
ing the Gulf County Compre-
hensive Emergency Man'age-
ment Plan, as follows:


WHEREAS, Gulf County, a
political subdivision of the State
of Florida, has been directed
by the Florida State Division
of Emergency Management to
formulate a Comprehensive
Emergency Management Plan
(C.E.M.P.) to be in accordance
with Florida Statutes, Chapter
252 and Rule 9G-2; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County
has complied with that direc-\
tive; and
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners is in
agreement with the contents of
the Gulf County Comprehensive
Emergency Management Plan;
itis '
RESOLVED that Gulf Coun--
ty does hereby adopt, ratify and
confirm the Gulf County Com-
prehensive Emergency Manage-
ment Plan,
RESOLVED that it be so
noted in the minutes of this as-
sembly of the Board of Commis-
sioners the 28th day of March,
A.D., 2006.
SOLVED that the Gulf County
Comprehensive Emergency
Management Plan shall govern
emergency operations in Gulf
County and all such operations
will be in accordance with the
policies stated therein; and
SOLVED that this resolution
also be included in the Gulf
County Comprehensive Emer-
gency Management Plan.
OPTED this 28th day of March,


**DELETE** 9.
Road Right-of-Way Approval -
St. Joe Company (Timber Road
10. Special Projects
Payments, as follows:

Dist. 4 Southern Park &
Play Systems Picnic Table Pe-
ters Park $ 822.00

Norris D. Langston Scholar-
ship Fund Donation
Davida Byrd Scholarship
Fund Donation
$ 500.00
Marilyn Witten Scholarship
Fund Donation
$ 300.00

11. Travel Preventing
Crime in the Black Community
(Miami May 31-June 3, 2006)


- MARCH 21, 2006
The Board then addressed
the following recommendations
from the March 21, 2006 meet-
ing of the Planning & Develop-
ment Review Board:
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider a variance request
from Jeffery Lamkin (Parcel I.D.
#06345-611R* .36 Acres in S25,
T8S, R12W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve a variance
allowing construction of a walk-
way to connect two adjacent
properties. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold, a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
William Comforter and Wayne
Rowlett (Parcel I.D. #02816-
000R 6.82 Acres in Sl, T7S,
R10W 21 Units), County At-
torney McFarland read the pub-
lic hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner .'Williams mbtioned to
approve the final plat of Timber-
lands at White City subdivision,
subject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations,
both stated and unstated. Com-
missioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map amend-
ment for William J. Smiley
(Parcel I.D. #01186-100R S3,
T6S, R11W 10 Acres), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There be-
ing no public comment, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
approve this small-scale map
amendment changing the land
use from agricultural to residen-
tial low density. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map amend-
ment for .William J. Smiley
(Parcel I.D. #01186-300R S3,

T6S, R11W 20 Acres), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There /e-
ing no public comment, Plan-
ner Richardson stated that this
recommendation for approval
for 20 acres is based on the eco-
nomic development rule. Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
approve this small-scale map
amendment changing the land
use from agricultural to residen-
tial low density, contingent on it
being used to develop affordable
housing. Commissioner-Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider a small-scale map
amendment for Gulf Pines, LLC
(Parcel I.D. #03323-165R S32,
T7S, R10W 10 Acres), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There be-
ing no public comment, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to,
approve this small-scale map
amendment changing the land.
use from agricultural to residen-
tial low density. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant, to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider a small-scale map
amendment for Coastal Pines,
LLC (Parcel I.D. #03323-170R
S32, T7S, R10W 10 Acres),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve this small-scale map
amendment changing the land
use from agricultural to residen-
tial low density. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map amend-
ment for Valencia Land Develop-
ment (Parcel I.D. #03323-146R
S32, T7S, R10W 10 Acres),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve this small-scale map
amendment changing the land
use from agricultural to residen-
tial low density. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider contingent preliminary
plat approval for Gulf Pines,
L.L.C. (Parcel I.D. #03323-165R
S40.29 Acres in S32, T7S, RIOW
49 Units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-

lic comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve
this preliminary subdivision
plat, pending a wetland survey
and subject to all Federal, State
and Local development regula-
tions, both stated and unstated,
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
.Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider contingent preliminary
plat approval for Gulf Pines,
L.L.C. (Parcel I.D. #03323-170R
* 40.07 Acres in S32, T7S, R1OW
* .43 Units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner'
Traylor motioned to approve
the preliminary plat of Cottages
at Coastal Pines subdivision,
pending a wetland survey and
subject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations,
both stated and unstated. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for White City Partners, L.L.C.
(Parcel I.D. #02852-000R 5.86
Acres in Sll, T7S, R10W 18
Units), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for pub-
lic comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve
the preliminary plat of Wimico
Place subdivision, subject to all
Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations, both stated
and unstated. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to.hold a public hearing to con-
sider contingent preliminary
plat approval for Forgotten
Coast Development Company,
L.L.C. (Parcel I.D. #03500-000R
.& #03477-000R 101 Acres in
56, T6S, R11W 185 Units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Planner Richardson discussed
that the P.D.R.B. approved this
plat based on 157 units with
contingencies. Commissioner
Traylor then motioned to ap-
prove the preliminary plat of
Waterford Village subdivision,
contingent upon it being 157
units, pending County Attorney
Review of the acreage and pro-
posed density, and subject to all
Federal, State and Local devel-
Sopment regulations, both stated
and unstated. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-

sider preliminary plat approval
for B. J. Heard and Chris King
(Parcel I.D. #06230-000R 4.5
Acres in S25, TSS, R11W 18
Units), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for pub-
lic comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve the
preliminary plat of Baywoods
subdivision, subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local develop-
ment regulations, both stated
and unstated. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Gulf to Bay Construction
& .Development (Parcel I.D.
#00713-010R 10.05 Acres
in S18, T5S, R9W 30 Units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary plat
of Mimosa Subdivision, subject
to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, both
stated and unstated. Commis-
sioner BArnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Gulf 'County, L.L.C. (Parcel
I.D. #01514-050R 9.63 Acres-
in S2, T4S, R10W 15 Units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary plat
of Mill Ridge subdivision, sub-
ject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations,
both stated and unstated. Comn-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
AWARD BID #0506-16 /
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed that this bid was
tabled at the last regular meet-
ing, and reported that the low
bidder is now Ake's Septic, Inc.
(the low bid was withdrawn at
the last meeting). Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Wil-
liams, and unanimous vote, the
Board awarded the bid for three
(3) septic tank systems for Dead
Lakes Park to Ake's Septic, Inc.,
in the amount of $4,500.00.
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a request from St. Joe
Company to travel through a
portion of the Jones Homestead
subdivision to gain access to
Palm Breezeway to work on St.
Joe company roadways. After
discussion about possible dam-
age to the roads and that it is a

residential neighborhood, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
deny this request. Commission- .
er Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that Gulf County is
eligible for a $10,000.00 grant
through the U.S. Department
of Fish and-Wildlife to be used
for beach lighting purposes.
He stated that the funds could
be used to replace the lights
that are brightest and closest
to the water, which could also
help the County with approval
of their Habitat Conservation
,Plan (H.C.P.) and Incidental
Take Permit (I.T.P.). He further
reported that the County could
not actually do the work to re-
place the lights, but could pro-
vide the funds to purchase the
proper lighting needed. Upon
his recommendation, Commis-
sioner Barnes motioned to apply
for these grant funds, and Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion for discussion. Upon
his inquiry; Chief Administrator
Butler stated that the County
will not be able to come into full
compliance with this amount,
but it will show that they are
malling a good-faith effort. The
motion did then pass unani-
Chief Administrator Butler
Reported the culvert on Red Fish
Street the County installed.with
C.D.B.G. funds is still intact,
but there is another one that
is leaking at every joint. He re-
quested permission for the Road
Department to begin stockpiling
dolomite (will cost approximate-
ly $3,000.00) so the culverts can
be repaired prior to repaving of
the road by G.A.C. in July. Af-
ter discussion, Commissioner
Williams motioned to reserve
$5,000.00 of the Secondary
Road & Bridge Funds for this
project. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the Gulf County
needs to apply for the 2007-08
S.C.O.P. Program by May 1st
and, due to our designation
as an area of critical economic
concern, the 25% match will be
waived. Upon his recommenda-
tion, Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to apply for this grant to
pave C. R. 30A from Cape San
Bias Road (C. R. 30E) to the
Franklin County line. Com-
missioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the E.M.S. Depart-
ments need to apply for various
grants. He stated that one is'
an American Fire Grant for 79
800Mhz radios and 7 automatic
stretchers, and three E.M.S.
Grants for a truck and monitors
for each department.. County

Attorney McFarland then read
a proposed resolution approv-
ing application for these grants.
Upon motion .by Commissioner
Barnes, second by Commis-
sioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the fol-
lowing resolution. Upon motion-
by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Williams,
and'unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to apply for these grants.

WHEREAS, Gulf County is a
rural community located in the
Panhandle of Florida which is
currently without hospital ser-
vices due to the closure by the
Florida Agency for Healthcare
Administration of the local hos-
pital facilities; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
provides E.M.S. services to the
citizens of Gulf County, Florida
as well as extending services
for coverage to our neighbor,
Mexico Beach, Florida which is
located in Bay County, Florida.
These services are provided due
to proximity in geographic loca-
tion and the remote, isolated na-
,ture of the area; and
WHEREAS, closure of the
local hospital has placed a tre-
mendous strain upon the man-
power, financial resources and
equipment of the Gulf County
Emergency Medical Services
program, and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commission-
ers is committed to protect-
ing the life, health and safety
of the citizens of Gulf County,
Florida through the provision
of adequate E.M.S. services as
required by the tremendous in-
crease in demand upon the Gulf
County E.M.S. services through
local growth, and the hospital
closure, and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
is currently faced with a rapidly
increasing demand for E.M.S.
services throughout the area
without having an adequate
funding mechanism yet in place
as a growing county to provide
such demanded and required
services, and
WHEREAS, the grant mon-
ies available through your pro-
gram will greatly assist this
small rural county in providing
essential emergency services to
our citizens and visitors.
RESOLVED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
as follows:
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners hereby
unanimously supports the ap-
plication and award of the
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency Medi-
cal Services grant seeking any
and all relief available through
such agency-and specifically for
equipment and manpower in
this time of critical need for the
Gulf County Emergency Medical
Services due to the closure of
the local hospital.


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regular '.hots & wormed.
850-227-9595 leave msg.

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Deep Freezer- Chest type,
28x56x33 high, good con-
dition, $150.00. Call 850-

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


Fri. nite
June 16th
at 7pm EDT
**Wade Clark**
314 Reid Ave. Port St.
Joe, 850-229-9282.
AB1239, AU1737,
10% Buyer's Premium.

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


349 Chapel Lane Over-
street. Sat. June 17th from
6:30 am til noon. Turn off
Hwy. 98 at Look Out
Lounge on 386 go 5 miles,
turn left at North Long, and
follow signs. Love seat,
dishwasher, baby clothes,
jewelry, and lots of misc.
Free Coffee-

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S 3230
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. All proceeds
to benefit youth for camp.
Moving Sale, 1003 Mc-
Clelland Ave PSJ. Lots of
Stuff! Everything must Go!
Sat June,10th, 8a-4p. Rain
or shine.

Free Prescription
from pharmaceutical com-
panies, delivered to your
doctor. You or someone
you know' could qualify
Call or have your doctor
call 1-800-504-1355.

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

2004 14' Custom Con-
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AC, all equipment, turn key
opportunity. By appt.
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4100 Help Wanted
4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/Telemarketing
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Avg $900- $1100/wk.
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Werner needs entry level
Semi drivers. No exp. re-
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60% home nightly/weekly.
CDL training in your area.


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


Gulf County Senior Citi-
zen's Association is now
hiring for the following

All employees must
pass a criminal back-
ground, check & drug
screen. Contact Debbie
at 850-229-8466 or ap-
ply @ GCSCA, 120 Li-
brary Dr. Port St. Joe.


Advanced Auto Parts is
currently seeking applica-.
tions for position of PT
sales Associate in Port St
Joe. Advanced offers com-
petitive pay, flexible sched-
ules, & Significant benefits
program for PT. Success-
ful applicants must be
friendly, have auto parts
knowledge & Dependable,
Also Be Customer, Team,
& change oriented. Inter-
ested applicants should
apply in person at Ad-
vanced Auto Parts at 201
Monument Ave, Port St
Joe FL.


Deep Clean Auto Detail.
Pick up and Drop off for an
unsurpassed clean. Call

INC cleaning service. Resi-
dential, vacation rental.
Pressure washing. Call
229-1654. Leave message.

Coast to Coast for all your
painting needs. Dependa-
ble quality. For free est.
Call 906-748-2968 Lic.

Health Insurance, TOO
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PPO Pre-negotiated rates!
Doctors, Hospital, Pre-
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Hearing, Chiropractic, etc!
Memberships from $7 day.
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Must have High School
Diploma or equivalent,
experience in custodial
work or equivalent pre-
A copy of the advertised
job description and ap-
plication are available
from the school office,
or the district office lo-
cated at 150 Middle
School Rd. in Port St.
Contact: Don Rich at
850-227-1744 or
Salary determined by
the adopted salary


Sales Assistant
The WindMark Beach
Sales Center in Port St Joe
is currently searching for a
Sales Assistant to provide
excellent customer service
in the real estate industry.
FL Real Estate license pre-
ferred but not required.
Must be flexible regarding
schedule and posses in-
termediate MS Office com-
puter skills. Most of all
qualified candidate must
be friendly, outgoing and
Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
com or visit careers.joe.
com to submit an online
application & resume.
Equal Opportunity
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required

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


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


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


The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following positions:
DOQ or $29,083/year
(If Certified w/Experience)

Applications may be pick-
ed up and returned to the
Municipal Building
305 Fifth Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Application period will
be opened until
positions are filled.
The City of Port,St. Joe
enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action



Needed in Ft. Walton,
Crestview, Pensacola,
Panama City, Panama
City Beach! Apply online


National Security Compa-
ny seeking EMT(s) for full
and part time. Excellent
pay $12/hour + benefits.
For info Call


Part Time
Must have some experi-
ence. Mainly Penn &


Port St. Joe &
Mexico Beach Area

We need caring & com-
passionate caregivers to
work in Mexico .Beach &
Port St. Joe area. Work
times are based on your
availability and we need to
fill 24/7 shifts. Call
Home Instead Senior Care
or 1-866-301-1919

JUNE 22 -:- 2:00 P.M.
8 Beautiful St. George
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Mark L. Manley, CAI, AARE, Auction Coordinator
Rowell Realty & Auction Co., Inc.
10% Buyer's Premium AU 479 AB 296

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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

Part Time Maintenance/
Hanr.j'.rrn r, r,. -.,ed for
i-r*'- L s .: Liv-
ing and Beacon Villa
.Retirement Center. Flex-
ible hours, great work
environment, rewarding
and meaningful job. We
are. looking for a hard
working, -committed per-
son who is comfortable
working with elders,
knowledgeable of basic
electrical and plumbing
repairs, able to handle
heavy lifting, and can
assist with driving our
Senior passenger' van
when needed. This em-
ployee will report to our
Assisted Living Adminis-
trator. The right candi-
date must pass a back-
ground check and drug
screening. We are, .an
equal opportunity em-
ployer. If interested,
please call Deborah
Ferguson at




GT Com, a total communi-
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with'
55,000 access lines, is
seeking an Accountant to
join their accounting staff
in Port St. Joe. Reporting
to the Accounting Manag-
er, successful candidate
will be responsible for ac-
crual accounting, general
ledger, accounting, and
special projects. A de-
greed individual with flexi-
bility in working overtime
during peak periods is pre-
ferred. The basic skill set'
required is familiarity with
personal computers in par-
ticular Excel and Word or
similar software programs.

We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including 401K. Please re-
spond in confidence to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources
GT Com
P O0. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

FAX: 850-229-8689

Port St. Joe Area
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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 vid
fax to 229-7952, email to
corn or visit careers.ioe.
com to submit an online
application & resume.
Please notate on resume
FT or PT.
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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 Manager for the Port St
Joe area. The APM wilJ
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-
beccastandige()joe corn
or visit to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume.
Equal Opportunity
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required


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1110 Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/
1130 Adoptions
1140- Happy Ads
1150 Personals
1160- Lost
1170- Found

Single White Male
45 seeks to rent room
from the same. Call

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
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Healthcare Healthcare Administrative Trades Advertising Sales Pro 2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe. Panama City Beach Wild Prestigious Locationi
Wanted Top Commissions, Corner lot with bay view. Heron 3/2 approx. 2000sf Dune Allen in NW Florida
Omni Home care is cur- Field Nurse Position for Receptionist, M-F, 9-5pm. JOB NOTICE experience required. For REDUCED $215K condo at Linkside. Nicely Lot available in New pri-
rently accepting applica- home health- Wonderful Computer skills helpful. JOB NOTICE phone interview, Mr. 8 5 0 7 6 2 3 2 5 2 Furnished. Great buy at vate Subdivision. Close to
tons for a Per Diem RN as work environment. Call Kilgore Brick Pavers &Tile The Gulf County Board Haggerty, 877- 665-6618. $649,900. Call Diane white beaches and Gulf,
well as a Per Diem Home 639-3333 with inquiries or f Port St. Joe. 229-1980 of County Commis- 20589028 Peevy at Port Realty 850- cobble stone streets, pool.
Health Aid to cover the fol- apply in person at 211 N or 258-4312. of County Commis- 20808P 80.Ower/gealty65 K
o serocarea Porthit sioners is accepting ap- Clerical 2 br, 1 ba Cottage home 527-2580. Owner/Agent $365K. 850-534-3099
lowing service area. Port Hwy 71, Wewahitchka, FL. Real Estate plications for one Administrative on .25 acre lot at 605 Mar-
St. Joe, Appalachicola, A & A Homecare is an full-time Laborer for our Earn $12-$48hour. Full PLUS SMALL ENGINE vin Ave, PSJ. Almost com-rn .
Wewahitchka, and Parker Realty of Mexico Road Department. Start- benefits. Paid training. Var- REPAIRS pletely remodeled and re-
Carrabelle. Please contact Oil-Related Beach Inc. is looking for ing salary is $10.35 per ious Government Positions NOW AVALABL wired with beautiful origi- 7150SO
Sarah Monahan at an experienced Sales hour. This is a bar- Available. Homeland Secu- NOW AVAILABLE nal hardwood floors, new 45X155 Lot, block to
850-215-4061 Youngquist Brothers, Inc. agent. Please call to dis- gaining unit (Union) po- rity, Law Enforcement, Climate Control carpet, new tile, and new beach & intercoastal, Port
Excellent Job Opportunity cuss 850-648-5777 sition with full benefits. Wildlife and more. A/C. Reduced $189,000. St. Joe, $145K. Panhandle

Available: Drillers available in our Human Rent-All, Inc l 100 Sunset Cr. PSJ, This
luxurious home offers Bay APPROX AUTOMOTIVE, MARINE
COO I OR Excellent benefits package in South Florida! Land Cecil G. Costin, Sr. ErngTouhteg0-otRECREA t
COORDINATOR available after 90 days. Based Deep injection we ll Blvd., Port St. Joe), or ernment. Part-time, no ex- Phone 227-2112 custom bu kitchenrm Can possibly be divided 8 i s & collectibles
Do not miss out on this ex- Fax resume 239-489-4545 contractor has the follow- a perience needed. Call to- into 1/2 acre lots, Over- 8120-SportsUtilityVehicles
citing opportunity to work or contact Cliff at ing opening: Cementing ww.gulfcounty day 1800-4882921 ask / MINI-STORAGE \ w/appliances, family room, street area, Sunshine 8130-Trucks
for one of Floridas best 239-489-4444. MUST Supervisor. Duties and Re- forDept. L. 3 b r, 2 ba, .5 ba w/ mud Farms Sub, $200k 8140- Vans
employers! WindMark PASS PHYSICAL & DRUG sponsibilities: Coordinates Applications will be ac- roDept. laundry room, secu- Call William Wittington 810- Commercial
St Joe has an immediate Workplace service line work at ting cepted until 5:00 p.m., NOW HIRING FOR 2006 rity, & sprinkler systems, 819-2004 8160- Motorcycles
opening for a Closing Co- replace service e line work at the E.T on June 23, 2006 at Postal Jobs $18/hour. hurricane2544 shutters, home ERA Neubauer RE 8170- Auto Parts
opening for a Closing Co- well site. Provides the the Gulf County Human ay $57K/ MSA10essoriGs
ordinator. Individual Professional planning necessary for the Gulf County Human starting, Avg. Pay $57K/ a5xl0 1x0 10x20 warranty, 2544 sf, $590K, & Accessories
should have previous real Professional ob by providing instruccssary for the Resources Office. For year Federal benefits, Paid MLS# 108138 Call Gary Florida 8210- Boats
estate closing and title tions to the crew and more information, Training & Vacations. No On Site Rentals 6 Days Poole Coldwell Banker 8220 Personal Watercraft
work experience or morte equipment usethe crects and lease contact Human Experience Needed! 1- A Week 899-1134 or 769-8971 Hill Country 8230 Sailboats
gage experience. Attention mort- equipment useds ofthrects Resources Director De- 800-584-1775 Ref #P5101 306 Nautilus Dr. St.Joe 8240 Boa& Marine
to detail and the ability to during the rigging up an 229-5335. ASKABOUTFREE Beach. 3 br, 2 ba, 1800 s/ o 8310 Aircrat/Aviation
handle multiple tasks in a rigging down at a location. Heated & cooled 3 yrs. Woodands Proper 83 rc a vehicles
fast-paced environment re- Coordinates the clean up, Gulf County enforces a MONTHSwimmingS RENT! old. Screen enclosed with live oaks and 8330 Campers Trailers
quired. We offer great pay l repair, and preparation of Drug-Free Workplace Anderson Wiing Pool, & Jacuzzi. long-leafs, fields and 8340- Motorhomes
and an excellent benefits e equipment for the next job. Policy and/isan Equal Anderson Windows, Cus- long-leafs, ies
Service Top pay plus benefits, ve- .,- -t Hk ic pines, along the rivers
pal Technicianc hinee allowance, relocation ra appo r eit til O e Stainless Steel Kitchen and bays of Northwest
Please submit Resume via expense.Fax relocate Action Employer. M t j 6110 Aide appliances. $375K Florida. Thousands of
fax to 229-7952, e-mail to GT Corn, a total communi- 239-489-4545 or contact lf Air w obo Call 647-6275 opportunities for your
com or visit careers.ioe. in Northwest Florida with MUST PASS TEST. PHYSI- BUSINESS & FINANCIAL privacy fenced Auction waterfront property. Door, retail book value,
corn to submit an online 55000 access lines, has a CAL & DRUG TEST Drug Plumbers & Helpers ard, pool, private beach, $2,925. Needs work. Best
application & resume position available for a Free Workplace needed for work on corn- 5100- Business tennis court, pets k, 3 Bedroom Home Multiple rural lifestyle reasonable offer. Call
Equal Opportunity Service Technician in their mercial and residential Opportunities $675/+dep. Call 639-2690 Santa Rosa opportunities, only one 850-229-6387
Employer Port St. Joe District. Re- Trades project. Salary DOE. Man- 5110 Money to Lend Beach, Florida number to call '
Pre-Employment Drug porting to the Local Man- datory pre-hire drug test- i- ,m 641 Ridge Drive. To Place An Ad
Screening Required. ager, successful candidate Arizona ng, medical insurance at-6 Saturday, July 1 st, I in The Times
ter 90 days, paid vac. and 6CI E 2:00pm Kor d Land
Professional will be responsible for the Chemical Mfg hoir avail. Leave meg at a 51 21.866.JOE.LAND Classifieds
installation, repair and Our Port St. Joe, FL fa- 850-227-3850 or fax re- Mexico Beach 2 BR 2 BA- (1.866.563.5263) Call
PROJECT maintenance of telecom- cility, is currently hiring sumeto 850-227-3851 Floral Shop Over 50 years Brand New! Condo, 0.5 oe -
munication equipment in- laborer positions. Posi- in business, extensive Cli- mi. to M0-x. Bch, o i The owners have moved (850) 747-5020
COORDINATOR cluding installation of DSL tion requirements in- entele, Shop, greenhouse, $980 mo Call Brian to Tennessee and are dr cnt'r
St Joe Towns & Resorts is at customer location. Must clude: being able to work area, 3,800 sq.ft.. Fix- 404-663-0226 cmitdspre allit thi st e
curetl se.kins r oe ce 30 Grs A .P n "G i committed to selling this c tsmo 1 (800)345 8
currently seeking a Project be computer literate and work with diverse tures, equipment, display; property at auction. 00 345-8688
Coordinator in Port St Joe. knowledgeable of internet teams, work well with 4110 great Location. Make this Mexico Beach has a Top-of the-line hurricane
The PC manages the work along with possessing ex- management and peers. business your great suc- brand new 4 br, 2 ba town shutters make this home IFSYOU DON'T KNOWTCK
of project teams including cellent communication and Be willing to promote General cess. Call Villa Realty. Por- house unfurnished located as secure as it gets. JOE,
contractors and consult- customer service skills. A into higher jobs as op- tales, NM 505-356-4721. at 1016 N. 15th St for Walking distance to YOU DON'T KNOW 8 130 1
ants and reports to the two year degree or equiva- portunities arise, and Have you heardthe $200/mo. + deposit Cal beach and golfing on FLORIDA
project Manager. Respon- lent years of related expe- willing to work on a rota- news??! 850-648-8700 Santa Rosa Beach on Chevrolet Slverado '03
sible for managing project rience, preferred. ting basis (shift work). LOCAL VENDING Emerald Coast. 2068 For Detailed Information 8 4.6 litre, 1 owner
scope, budget ance-Five yrse industrial mfgPLC LV TraId St JoOepTEB sqft. brick home sits on on The T 1 5Lo wnt Doeal in 15,900 oIriginal miles,
ule for approved projects. We offer a competitive sal- d d The "World Fa- .35 acrecorner lot. Mexico Beac Top 15 Lot Deals in AT/PS/PL, bed cover liner,
Ex perienc e in evaluating ary and benefits package experience p esired. The "Word Fa- Water/Juice/snacks/ E3S al Many first class ameni- oh &e W ind ark cc. $15,800 Call 850-227-5107
Experience in evaluating ary and benefits package Starting pay is $13.85 mos" cndy-allbrands-- 40 ties including gourmet Visit: www.mexior229-6343
consultant proposals, con- including 401K. Please re- per hour. Qualified ap-cm e ec o
tracts, processing invoices spond in confidence to: plicants should apply at Toucan's Res- Great Equipment /ioe t kitchen, immaculate in- Two Top Picks p
and negotiating change the Workforce Center, taurant &Lounge Support Financing veila- 21 b a house on 2 lotsd, side manicured out- have gone under contract i OR
orders preferred. MS Susan Machemer Gulf/Franklin Center, on Mexico Beach is ha- Call: 954-971-9301 ask efficient. Has large kitchen, premium. Call for terms the first week they were1
Word, Excel, Outlook com- Human Resources 3800 Garrison Ave., Port ing "Growing Pain" r 3 Pask ei CH&A, & large front deck,h aenuma fo r tpbyerms pin ck this month. C # l8 160
puter skills required. Do Manager St. Joe, or at the Work- Allpositionsavaialble. #B2002-037 1 Bl ok from St Joe Bayck, formationon 6//0 & Pick #9. on 2003 Suzuki 100 Intruder
not miss out on this excit- GT Com force Center, 625 Hwy High salary w/plenty of $700mo, Call 227-5301 or ato 68/06. If you are looking l
ing opportunity to work for P 0. Box 220 231, Panama City, FL. incentives. Housing is 227-mo, lyl27 1 800-479-1763 to buy, it is a great time. ml seat,8s
one of Florida's best em- Port St.Joe, FL32457 Deadline to apply is avaalabe for Managers *REMEMBER:* John Dixon & Provided by Zack Childs many extras, gelseat, sad
players! We offer great Fri. June 30, 2006. No only. Ads in this classifica- Gulfaire: 1 br, 1 ba TH, + Associates Sundance Realty8819-0833' die bags, Cobrae exhaust,
pay and an excellent ben- applications will be ac- Call 850-648-4301 for tion may or may not re- loft, all appliances includ- excellent condition, $6000
efits package! FAX: 850-229-8689 cepted at the manufac- interview, quire an investment or ing washer/dryer. Pool & FAL#AU2049 Howards Creek: 11, half obo. Call 227-9762.
Please fax your resume EOE/MFDV during facility in Port St. Mon-Fri.8 am-pm CST may be multi-level mar- tennis courts. $700mo/+ In Association with acre lots, cleared, sur- Honda VTR 1000 98 Uke
Please fax your resume Joe. Arizona Chemical keting opportunities. We dep. 850-648-8007 Realty One Services veyed, paved road. Owner w
to 85rebe st29-7952, emai to: Professional is an equal opportunity General do not recommend giv- Grayton Beach Florida. financing. Also 3.5 acresRed/White, comes
co or visit careers.joe. Build your Career ona employer, M/F/D. ing credit card or bank Large 2 BR, 2 BA Canal paved road & surveyed jacket. Asking $4700 bo
co to submit an online Website for Professionals Traes St Joseph Bay account information out Front Home, with Ig loft, By Owner, 2/3 br, 2 ba, Call 827-2918 Call 229-1340
application and resume P h over the phone. Always covered boatslip, easy gulf house sits on 2 lots, l 22- 1340
Equapplication and resumertunit only! GetTop Pay with a Country Club research the company access, Mexico Beach, Whitfield Landing Road. LAND FOR SA AL YAMAHA 250 '05 Virago
Equal Opportunity Top Firm, Post on our ex- Immediate opening P/T Hiring Cook F Must be you plan to do business $1600 mo. Sally Childs or 59secs to Wetapo Boat 3 lots for sale in Chipola cse Garage kept 2650
Employermelusive7datableeoe/Et.e$1600 yeo.arleaseCh Cicruiser, Garage kept, 2650
Employer elusive database FREE. maintenance/handy man 18 yrs. old. Exp. a plus. with BEFORE investing. Bill Fauth, Call Sundance Ramp. Moving, Must Sell Landing Subdivision, cor- actual miles, bike is like.
Pre-Employmert Drug Visit -www.degreedjobs. needed for Geri-care As- Great pay! Paid holidays, Realty, 850-648-8700. Asking $189K. 648-5450. ner of Douglas Landing new, black, windshield, 50
Screening Required. com today! listed living, in Beacon Rotating weekends off. ou s e ah Rd. and SR 381 in ml an sk
Snter. Submitapplication in per- Mexico Beach, 500ft fromDalkeith. Lots 5 a), 6 $2695 obo, Call 850-229-
Flexible hours. We are son @ 700 Country Club Entrepreneurs. beach, 2 Br, 2.5 ba w/den, Reduced as much as 50% (.63 ac) & 7 (.65 ac) 1202 or 85-227-4272. Se-
looking for a hard working Rd., PSJ, or fax to Do You Have the Drive, walk in shower, Ig kitch & Seller need to sell. Take $30,000 each or discount rious inquires only
person who is comfortable 229-7199 Desire, and Passion to liv rm, screen rm, heated advantage of the buyers f or all three together Call
working with elders, Make Some Real Money & cooled utilities/ work-
knowledgeable of basic General From Your Own Home shop, wrap around decks, years. See the top 25 x SO
electrical & plumbing re- Loggerhead Grill Based Business. IfSo Call microwave, W/D, $1200 Deals out of over 600 list- Land for Sale
pairs, able to handle heavy (800)587-9046 Ext. 9931 mo, lyr lease, lst/last+ wings: ww.mexicobeach82 0
lifting, and who can assist Line Cooks a Courtesy of in Jackson 1992 21' Mako Cuddy
5525 or 615-749-2412 Zc h County cabin T-top, closed-In.
This employee will report Line Cooks '. VERY NICE 3 BR, 2 BA, Mexico Beach, 3 br 2 ba, +/- 57 acres-$4,500 per upgrades & amenities. 200
to our administrator. The Server j j:Iti fenced in yard, newly re- garage, pool, new roof & acre. CRP income, Lo- Yamaha, dive, platform,
l'i,-'are riI anln ,ulC. r right candidate must pass Equal Opportunity modeled, nice neighbor- carpet, fresh paint, FP, cated on a beautiful, Furuno GPS plotter, Sitex
other panhandle correctional institutes a background check and Employer khood, close to schools, $238,500, Pelican Walk quiet homesite. Bro- fish finder, Loran TrIm tabs
andlecorrecti drug screening. We are an Call850625-55NO PETS references A Real Estate 85-647-2473 ker/Owner. Call & more. Great condition.
EKE employer. If interest-a''MUST $850/mo. 1st, last, 850-258-1605 Must see to appreciate.
,pL',.rioppolunirie;u ed, please call atP and sec. required. Call PSJ: For Sale by Owner. $16,500.850- 228-9092.
.I rtii ,iJt i'. e .' ,fie in Poit S ire thrul he 647-4000. RAL ATE FOR REN 850-227-7125 or 227-5453 Brick 3 br, 2 ba home, split Mexico Beach Lot
STrades I bdrm. plan Excellent 175x100, walk to beach Century Walkaround '00,
,iFiji F iiinr',i ,, Ciifl,'iuii.i .Tlrlgd.e I- 4130 6100- Business/ Wewahitchka: 3 br, 2 ba, cond. 2,'car garage, Gulf $189K. Motivated Seller 25FT 2000 Yamaha V6 250
Immediate openings Commercial with fenced in yard. in Aire, Call 850-647-8229 850-596-2057 or HP saltwater, series, 2001
ImmediaFOR LONG-TERM WORK *REMEMBER:* 6110-Apartments Dalkeith area, close to sev- 8502711453 Aluminum float on trailer
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER ASI STANDARDFOR LONG-TERM WORK Ads in this classifica- 120 Beach Rentals eral boat ramps, less than Pt St. Joe Beach For 850-27-145850-697-4080
t0RRECTUNAL OFFCE ASIC1S T CLASS SKLL D tion may or may not re- 6130- Condo/Townhouse 1/2 mile off, Hwy 71. No sale by owner. Gulf view Nice Area- 2 acre lot, in or850-591-5899
Begins August 17,2006 TRADE Electricians Pipe quire an investment or 6140 House Rentals smoking, no Pets, refer- from balcony, 3 br, 3 ba Wewahitchka, 'city water
Begins August ,2 6 Fitters Pipe Welders may be multi-level mar- 6150 Roommate Wanted ences req'd. $800 built in '00. Great floor available- Asking $45,000. OCEAN KAYAKS, :new
ir metl Me keting opportunities. We 6160 Rooms for Rent mo/$500 (1st .& last) plan. features: Cathedral cll 639-5123or 814-2421 and used sit-n-top kayaks
( NwLouisana only Si Ft- do not recommend giv- 8170-Mobile Homme/Let dep, 1 year lease, Call Ceilings, garden tub ac- for sale at Happy Ours
S E r ters Welders (FLUXCORE/ ing credit card or bank 6180-Out-of-Town Rentals 850-647-2552 cess to pool, attached gar- One acre in Whispering Kayak & Canoe Outpost.
ALCASSESareMonday-Fday,8a t5pm IsiWde O e account information out 6190-Timeshare Rentals age, covered porch/patio. Pines Subdivision We are located at 775
S. i i MacinisKts *Abidi over the phone. Always 8200 Vacation Rentals Wewahitchka: Brand new Deck facing Gulf. May con- Eastpoint. Just minutes Cape San Bias Rd. or call
,njr i,,J.,i i h,, d p,,nnuMachinistso *Ability to earn research the .company 2 br, 2 ba Duplex, large & sider lease/purchase. Ask- from the gulf, St. George 850-229-1991 for infor-.
50+ Hours Available Addi- you plan to do business open, tile floors, all appli- ng $510K Call Island, and Apalachicola. motion.
So with BEFORE investing. ances, included. $825 mo/ 850-624-6140 $95,000 Call 850-899-5490
: n Gl f C tional Benefits: 1, 6100 + $950 dep. Call 774-2433 WEWAHITCHKA W River 850-653-9095 Proline, '94 Twin Johnson
Health/Dental Benefits *W
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$ ,mm3n1HyOg a,. Referral Bonus Program $100K/100 DAYS CASH LARGE WAREHOUSE ap- Landfall Properties. Rd. Two adjoining acre Port St. oe Lot 1-800-875-5151 or
[ CommuntllyCee "" WORK AVAILABLE Simply returning phone proximately 850sf. Has of- .. ... lots for sale in Circle J Es-
i ,lj THROUGHOUT THE U.S. calls. Not a job, not MLM. fice & restroom $450 per tates. Cleared and ready to 75x150 Stone'Dr. 105,000 678-618:9436
ri ,U ^ **Must be eligible to work No selling, no explaining, month. 850-814-7400 build. Property deed re- Call 227-1717. -
in the U.S.** **Must have Call Now! 1-888-242-5084 I 170 stricted. Close to public ST Joe Bch lot for sale ,i
Mi"i""rsi 0 SHIPYA R R s 2 b n boat ramps and only 25 mi- ready to build, 3rd blk, r t r
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Florida Blue Crabs

Are Always a Favorite

It is that time of year again
as summer approaches so
does the infamous blue crab,
the 10-legged crustacean pop-
ular at picnics and parties.
The blue crab is a funny site to
behold, walking sideways along
the sand using its three middle
pairs of legs, while its front
bright blue pincer claws are
used to defend itself and grasp
prey. The species earns part of
its Latin name, Callinectes, or
"beautiful swimmer" from its
hind appendages, which are
broad and flat like paddles
and make the crab a remark-
able swimmer indeed.
Despite its fearsome
appearance and aggressive
nature, the blue crab is greatly
cherished in Florida. A whole
fishing industry, community
and special breed of crab fish-
ermen have developed around
the harvest of thousands of
pounds of these crustaceans.
Crabmeat is one of Florida
's most versatile seafoods
and ranks high on the list of
seafood delicacies. It is also
economically one of Florida's
most important fisheries and
the value to the state exceeds
$56 million annually.
Whole blue crabs'are sold
live or steamed. Sweet-tasting
crab meat is available both
fresh and pasteurized in the
following forms: lump, back-
fin, special, claw and cock-
tail claw. Lump crab meat or
jumbo lump, is the largest
- pieces of meat from the body
and also the most expensive
form\of crabmeat. For overall
elegance and visual appeal,
lump is the top choice. Backfin
crab meat is the pale ivory
flakes of white body meat and
is subtle in flavor. Backfin is
best used for crab cakes and
it offers crab meat in smaller
pieces for greater versatility.
Special consists of the flakes
of white body meat other than
the lump meat. It's good for
crab soups, casseroles and
dips. Claw and leg'crab meat
have- a-darker- -reddish color
and is more flavorful. It is
best for soups, pastas, and
dips. Claw meat is a favor-
ite of many chefs because it
stands up to bold seasonings
that would overpower the ten-
der succulent lump grades.
Cocktail claws are bite-sized
morsels perfect for appetiz-
ers. No matter which form
you choose, blue crab meat is
known for its delicious flavor
and delicate texture.
Live blue crabs should
have some leg movement when
purchased. Refrigerate in a
breathable container such as
a bag or cardboard box, and
do not store directly on ice.
Fresh blue crab meat should
be stored in the coldest part
of your refrigerator and used
within seven to 10 days.
Pasteurized blue crab meat in
unopened containers can be
stored up to six months in the
coldest part of your refrigera-
tor. Once opened, pasteurized
crab meat needs to be used
within three days.
Soft-shell blue crab is
a special delicacy produced

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under the watchful eye of
a "crab peeler." Blue crabs
prepare for growth by break-
ing free from the old shell,,
swelling up and hardening. To
capture soft-shell blue crabs,
ready to molt crabs or "peel-
ers" are held in water-filled
trays until their old shell has
shed. The newly emerged
crab is cleaned and packed
for shipment. Soft-shell blue
crabs can be purchased fresh
or frozen. Nutritionally, soft-
shell blue crabs are low in
fat, saturated fat free, high in
calcium and a good source of
iron. When purchasing soft-
shells be sure and test the
crab's shell to make sure it is
very pliable. Fresh soft-shell
blue crab should be refriger-
ated and cooked within two
Whether you are in the
mood for sauteed, steamed
or broiled, Florida blue crabs
are perfect to satisfy your sea-
food appetite. The tasty meat
can be described as succulent,
rich and creamy, melt in your
mouth seafood. Blue crab is a
delicacy rich in vitamins and
low in fat. Be sure and ask
for "Fresh from Florida" blue
For more informa-
tion on' Florida seafood
and blue crab recipes, go
to the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Bureau of Seafood
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Wine Baked Florida 2 tablespoons red
Oysters with Florida Blue onion, minced
Crab (photo available upon 2 tablespoons bell pep-
request) per, minced
1 tablespoon garlic,

36 Florida Apalachicola
Bay oysters in the shell
1 pound Florida blue
crabmeat, lump
1/4 cup onions, finely
2 tablespoons white
wine or sherry
10 ounces low fat Swiss
cheese, grated
Wash oysters thoroughly.
Shuck and place oysters on
deep half of shell removing any
remaining particles of shell.
Arrange oysters on baking
sheet and set aside. Combine
crabmeat with remaining
ingredients; mix well. Top
each oyster with 1-teaspoon
of mixture and bake in a pre-
heated oven at 450 F for 10
minutes or until edges begin
to curl.
Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Value Per
Calories 318, Calories
from Fat 162, Total Fat 18g,
Saturated Fat 1 1g, Trans Fatty
Acid 0, Cholesterol 148mg,
Total Carbohydrates 4g,
Protein 36g, Omega 3 Fatty
Acid Ig

Golden Florida Blue
Crab Cakes (photo available
upon request)

1 pound fresh lump
Florida blue crab meat

2 egg whites
% cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dry mus-


2 teaspoons Old Bay
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to

cracker meal, as

fresh bread crumbs,


as needed
olive oil, as needed for
pan frying

In medium-sized bowl
combine the first four ingre-
dients. In a separate bowl
combine the next five ingre-
dients and stir mixture until
smooth. Add to crabmeat mix-
ture; stir and gradually add
cracker meal 'until cakes can
be formed. Roll formed cakes
in the fresh bread crumbs and
pan fry in olive oil over medi-
um heat until golden brown on
both sides.
Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Value Per
Calories 441, Calories
from Fat 319, Total Fat 36g,
Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fatty
Acid 0, Cholesterol 124mg,
Total Carbohydrates 3g,
Protein 3g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid

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Learning to Eat Oysters

Do you
really love
oysters but
have been
afraid to eat
them because
of the poten-
tial hazards
you've heard
You are
not alone. Millions of people
love to eat oysters. Whether
you eat them in moderation or
by the dozen, these delightful
mollusks provide a low calorie
protein that is an excellent
source of zinc, vitamin B-12,
and omega-3 fatty acids. While
not a serious threat to healthy
individuals, consumption of
raw or undercooked oysters by
at-risk individuals may cause
serious illness or even death
from Vibrio vulnificus bacte-
ria. So how do you know what
to do? The best thing to do is
educate yourself. A good start-
ing place for this education is
website that was launched by
the South Atlantic Fisheries
Foundation last month.
This website is dedicated
to educating the oyster con-
suming public about Vibrio
vulnificus. It provides a thor-
ough background on Vibrio
vulnificus, the natural occur-
ring bacteria that presents the
problem to a small percentage
of the population that is at risk.
It covers the health conditions
that place an individual in the
at-risk category. There is also
information about tasty oyster
products with reduced risk for
all consumers to enjoy, includ-
ing at-risk consumers.
As an oyster lover you owe
it to yourself to take the time to
learn more about eating oysters
at the www.BeOysterAware.
com website. This should be
your first step to safe oyster
consumption. If you are still
concerned or determine you
are in the at-risk category, two
safety measures are to only
eat oysters that have under-
gone one of the post-harvest
treatments described on the web site
or make sure you always cook
these tasty little mollusks.

The Florida Department of
Agriculture and
Consumer Services'
Bureau of Seafood and
Aquaculture Marketing devel-
oped simple cooked oyster
recipes for you to add to your
chest of culinary tricks. Here
are a few of the simple and
tasty recipes. You'll find more
recipes on the www.Fl-Seafood.
com website.



36 Florida oysters in the
12 tablespoons butter,
/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped
Preparation: Wash oys-
ters thoroughly. Shuck and
place oyster meat on
deep half of shell; remove
any remaining shell particles.
Arrange on a
baking sheet, cover and
refrigerate. Combine remain-
ing ingredients in
saucepan and simmer on
low heat for 10 minutes; let
cool. Top each oyster
with '/ teaspoon of butter
mixture and bake in a pre-
heated 350-degree F
oven for 10 minutes or
until edges begin to curl.
Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Value Per serv-
ing: Calories 264, Calories
from Fat 219, Total
Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 17 g.
Trans FattyAcid 0. Cholesterol
105mg, Total
Carbohydrates 5g. Protein
6g. Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.51g

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Community College and
Haney Technical Center to
provide career training, and
has been highly successful in
the past in helping displaced
workers from the St. Joe
Paper Mill and Gulf Pines
Hospital find new careers.
Workforce Center
coordinator Wilson Hair said
his staff will conduct onsite,
one-on-one training with
Premier Chemicals employees
at Williams' request.
"We're going to support
the' displaced workers any
way we possibly can," Hair
Displaced workers will
enter a job market ripe with
According to a report
released last month by the
Florida Agency for Workforce
Innovation, Florida has the
fastest job growth rate in
the nation and the highest
number of new jobs.
SFlorida's April 2006
unemployment rate was
3.0 percent. 1:7 percentage
points lower than the national
average of 4.7 percent.
In Gulf County, the April
2006 unemployment rate was
2.9 percent, down from 3.8
percent the same time last
An increasing number
of jobs in the construction,
leisure and manufacturing
industries have contributed
to Florida's high employment
"The job market is
excellent. Anyone who wants
to work can find a job," said
McNair, who pledged that
the EDC will be there when
Premier employees need
"We will be working on
this diligently," he said.

Don't Forget Financial Planning During Hurricane Preparations

Preparing for a hurricane
is extremely important. That
preparation should include
making sure your finances are
safe, secure and accessible in
times of crisis, according to
Prosperity Bank officials. The
key, as with all preparations,
is to plan ahead.
"During a hurricane, there
are so many things that are
beyond your control. Taking
care of your financial situation
should not be one of them,"
said Prosperity Bank Market
President Stewart Corbin.
"There are some simple steps
people can take to make evac-
uations easier and to avoid
some of the financial head-

aches that might come after
the storm."
Here are a few helpfiu
Safe Deposit Boxes are a.
good way to pro:i.r -L i lu.blh-
items. Be sure to secur,: origi-
nal copies of your imiportanin
financial documents such as
your mortgage, homeowner
and life insurance policies,
birth and death certificates,
wills, loan records, Social
Security cards, as well as bank
statements and checkbooks.
Pre-prepared evacuation
boxes are the perfect place
to store copies of important
financial documents, a small
amount of cash or traveler's

Waterfront Living

Magazine W
Waterfront Living Magazine
was recently recognized for
its excellent work in print
communications by the 2006
Communicator Awards.
The Communicator
Awards. are given out by a
national awi\id orig iii.iioll
that rccognLizes-, otlitslndilni
work in the coniimuneliIl .ioliIs
field. Stubmi-s-ions are yr jidgced
by industry professionals look-
ing for companies and indi-
viduals whose talent exceeds
a high standard of excellence
and whose work serves as a
benchmark for the industry.
Waterfront LivingMagazine
won the Crystal Award of
Excellence for overall publi-
cation, the Crystal Award of
Distinction for Photography
and the Crystal Award of
Distinction for the St. Joe
Master Plan article by Jody
Having served the
Forgotten Coast community
for three years, the staff of
Waterfront Living is happy to
be recognized for their efforts.
Jody Sarno, owner and edi-
tor-in-chief, said, "When we
started Waterfront Living we
simply wanted to produce a

ins Awards
product that the community
could be proud of. We are the
proud ones now. Proud that
we have delivered an award:
winning publication to the
communities we serve, proud
that a magazine home-grown
in small .o.i: l.-il t c:'-Olil iiii\
could cormpit- and .winI against
the likes olI GQ and other irnag-
azines. Proud that the whole
country lh-i recoenized thal
we are a great miagaLinre about
a great area."
Waterfront LivingMagazine
is a high-quality, full-color
publication based out of Port
St. Joe. It provides both tour-
ists and residents with up-to-
date information on topics of
local interest, valuable tourist
information, business profiles,
real estate news and compre-
hensive dining, accommoda-
tion, recreation and festival
guides for Florida's Forgotten
Coast from Mexico Beach to
For more information on
Waterfront Living Magazine
call 850-227-3118 or stop by
their office at 308 Williams

checks, phone lists and keys
to safe deposit boxes. These
-boxes should be water tight
Sand lockable.
Business owners should
make sure to secure their
business checkbooks, payroll,
accounting and other financial
Plan ahead by getting cash
from an ATM or make a with-
drawal at a banking center.
Most credit cards, including
the- Prosperity Bank VISA
card, can also be used to
obtain cash advances from the
ATM. Personal Identification
Numbers (PIN) are required
for these types of transac-
tions. Avoid the crowd by not
waiting until the last minute.
Make note of all the banking
center locations in your area,
realizing that all Prosperity
Bank customers can visit any
of the Prosperity Bank loca-
tions. Visit www.prosperity- to print a complete
list of banking center loca-

tions along your evacuation
Most financial institutions
provide toll-free telephone
numbers for customer ser-
vice. Make sure you keep a
copy of these and other impor-
tant phone numbers with you.
Prosperity Bank customers
can call 1-800-347-9680.
Online Banking is'a fast
and easy way to check on
your account. Prosperity Bank
customers can bank online
through www.prosperitybank.
com. If you do not have Online
Banking, you can stop by the
nearest banking center loca-
tion to ask for a recent bal-
ance. Account balances can
also be obtained by using an
Create an emergency fund.
Try to save enough money to
cover three to six months of
living expenses.
For additional information
on protecting your finances
during a hurricane, contact

your local Prosperity Bank,
banking center.
Prosperity Bank www., is a $1 .
billion community bank with,:
headquarters in St. Augustine,,
Florida. Prosperity Bank oper-,
ates 20 banking and loan offic-
es and 22 ATMs in St. Johns,
Bay, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Gulf,
Putnam and Volusia counties
in northeast and northwest
Florida. a.
complete line of banking and
other related financial services
to commercial and retail cus--.
tomers. Prosperity Bank was
recognized by Jacksonville-
Magazine as one of northeast.
Florida's "25 Companies that',
Care." The Prosperity Banking,
Company, the holding com-,
pany of Prosperity Bank, was.,
recognized by Allen C. Ewing
& Co. as a member of the "Top,
Ten High Performing Florida
Banks and Thrifts."

ast Electric

f Trustees :
was instrumental in start--
ing the Kinard Volunteer Fire;
Department, which he was a,
member of for many years:
He is presently involved in
a sod farm operation. He ,
and his wife, Marian, reside
in Kinard and are members.
of the Cypress Creek Baptist
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.

L ;.

Kinnetlh M. Daniels,
District I. Group 3 mem-
ber of Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperauve's board of trust-
ees, was elected to represent
the Cooperative on Alabama
Electric Cooperative's board of
trustees at the regular month-
ly board meeting on May 26.
He will serve on the board's
Engineering and Operations
AEC is a $1 billion gen-
eration and transmission
cooperative headquartered in
Andalusia, Ala. Its member-
owners include 16 distribution
cooperatives in south and cen-
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Florida, including Gulf Coast
Electric, and four Alabama
municipalities. Together, these
20 member-owners distribute
energy to residential, commer-
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in 39 counties in Alabama and

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During lus. 12 years on'.
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trustees, Daniels has served as
both secretary and treasurer,
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the GCEC service area has
experienced during the last
several years and has aided
in overseeing major changes
to the Cooperative, including
the addition of the Southport
water system in 2000.
Daniels is a graduate of
Chipola Junior College and
worked as an air traffic elec-
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he retired from the FAA in
1990, he worked as an electri-
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completed a 27-lot subdiv
sion called Oak Gardens, wi
another development of affor
able or attainable houses cor
ing on line right behind the
first foray into that niche
the market, an essential
maintaining their workfor,
numbers as their busine:
That, like the creation
the truss mill, was aimed
keeping folks in the counl
providing a place to live -
well as work close to the
"To see where they a
today, I am proud of (them
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of the board of the Econom
Development Council. "(The
are an example of what a sma
business can become."
In presenting tl
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i- Jim Townsend, vice-president
th of the EDC board, noted the
d- recently released "Strategic
n- Economic Development Plan."
;ir That plan, the final result
of from a series of workshops
to involving local business people
ce and other stakeholders, maps
ss out a path, through a series
of touchstones, to economic
of development in the county.
at Those route markers
ty, include building a diversified
as economy, enhancing access to
*ir affordable housing opportu-
nities, bolstering all areas of
re comprehensive planning for
)," efficient and effective growth
nt management and protecting
lic the heritage of the region.
:y) Taunton Truss and what
all the Tauntons have managed
to accomplish with that busi-
he ness, Townsend said, provided
d, a template for what the strate-

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remember to do the "Stingray Shuffle" shuffle your
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gic plan speaks to.
"They pretty much fit the
bill," Townsend said. "We knew
we had to recognize the people
who do fit our document."
Alan McNair, executive
director of the EDC, added,
"This is a good example of 'i
cooperation throughout the .'-t-
county. You couldn't ask for -
a better example than the
Taunton Truss .Co. They
deserve this award."
David Taunton;. the for-
mer county judge, put the mat-
ter a bit more succinctly, not-
ing that positive things spring
from a common vision, one
shared across the public and
private sector. -.
"Most of this has worked
because we all share the same -"~ ,, -.
thing, a genuine love for this
community," David Taunton

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Opinions 4A Letters to the Editor 5A Sports 10A Society News 2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement 8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services 14B I NDEX A Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET 227-1278 Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET 747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1B V ISIT T HE S TAR ONLINE AT WWW STARFL COM XXXXX XXXXXX YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The Gulf County Tourist Development Council on Tuesday approved moving ahead with crafting a beach safety program. How the agency will fund the program remains a philosophical issue. Whether funded by an additional one cent in bed tax or funded out of TDC reserves, the consensus among advisory board members was that a priority must be placed on implementing a program to enhance beach safety, ordinances pertaining to beach driving and animal leash laws while improving beach cleanliness. “We all agree it is something that needs to take place,” board member Tony Whit eld said. “It has to be a priority.” However, there remains board resistance to proposal from the Board of County Commissioners to implement a fth cent on the bed tax to implement the program. That suggestion has been offered by Commissioner Warren Yeager as a way to shift some revenue burden off property tax payers. He has championed the additional penny as a way to help “subsidize the sheriff’s budget.” County attorney Jeremy Novak said the responsibility of the BOCC would be to determine revenue — a super-majority of four votes on the BOCC would be needed to add the new penny — and for the TDC to provide the strategic plan and budget for spending the funds. Novak said the BOCC would be within its discretion to pass an ordinance adding the additional cent, with or without TDC support, but the TDC would be charged with actual implementation of the plan. The plan also would include a component of how the plan would promote tourism in the county. TDC board member Ronald Pickett, who also serves as chairman of the TDC budget committee, said the committee had voted to table a decision on the one cent Students back in school next week By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com It’s that time again: back to school. While Gulf County teachers returned to the classroom this week for a series of meetings and to put the nal touches on their curriculum, the student body will resume classes bright and early come Monday morning. “There’s a buzz of excitement among the faculty and staff,” said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. “I’m happy to have everyone come back with a real positive attitude and outlook for the new school year.” Renovations are complete on the Port St. Joe Elementary cafeteria, which had a wall removed, opening up the cafeteria for additional seating and easier supervision. Local improvement funds were used to put new ooring in the Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria, which will help muf e the sound and help create an atmosphere more conducive to learning. During the rst school board meeting of the 2013-14 year, the board praised GCA Janitorial, which recently took on cleaning duties for Gulf County schools. “The staff has worked extremely hard to ensure that the facilities, both inside and out, are clean and as nice as they’ve Port St. Joe family headed to Brazil on mission By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Dane Caldwell has chased success. Come September, he will pursue signi cance. Caldwell, his wife and their two teenage sons will soon embark on a new chapter in life as missionaries working to bring clean drinking water to remote tribal villages in Brazil. He will leave behind the trappings of his life: home, vehicles, furniture, jet skis, as well as his job with the St. Joe Company to work with a nonpro t missionary group that works with descendants of slaves in Brazil to bring them clean drinking water with a touch of faith. “Our ultimate mission is to reach the people with the gospel, and we will do that through clean drinking water,” Caldwell said. “We provide humanitarian aid through clean drinking water. “There is a difference between going down there for six weeks and going for good. It is a little scary, but all I need is a roof over my head and food on the table. I’m not worried about it. Maybe I should be.” ‘CHASING SIGNIFICANCE’ PHOTOS COURTESY OF DANE CALDWELL Dane Caldwell, in the back with a white T-shirt, has a village discussion with the Quilombola people. At right Caldwell’s mission is to bring clean drinking water to the village through these earthen lter jugs which contain a carbon lter in the middle. The cost to bring clean drinking water to one village is roughly $900. Below, children mug for the camera in a Quilombola village. Gulf TDC moves ahead with beach safety program FAMILY BRINGS DRINKING WATER TO BRAZILIAN VILLAGE Thursday, AUGUST 8, 2013 YEAR 75, NUMBER 43 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 School News . . . . . . . . . . B3 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Classi eds . . . . . . . . . B5-B6 See SCHOOL A5 See BRAZIL A8 See TDC A5 Scallop Fest wraps up B1 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com The risk inherent in cutting proposed utility rate increases proved too high for Port St. Joe city commissioners Tuesday. But once the window of risk is past, commissioners suggested they would take another look. Against the backdrop of re nancing the city’s long-term debt, commissioners backed away from making any changes to an ordinance setting utility rate structures that was approved several years ago. Under that ordinance, water and sewer rates are due to rise another 5 percent in October, following previous hikes of 39 percent and 8 percent the past three years. For a 3,000 gallon a month user, a 5 percent increase will translate into $3.60 per month. For a 4,000-gallon-per-month user — 60 percent of the city’s customers use 4,000 gallons or less per month — the proposed 5 percent will increase rates $4.11 per month. Commissioner Bo Patterson, who previously said he could not vote to approve a 5 percent increase or to “stay the course” on rate increases, was never placed in a position to vote as the commissioners’ option was to amend the ordinance. No one made that motion. Not that the temptation to provide some relief to water and sewer customers, who have experienced the rapid increase of rates while the city is plagued by chronic and widespread waterquality problems, wasn’t urgent. “I don’t like any of the options,” Commissioner Rex Buzzett said. “I don’t want to raise the rates.” The obstacle to bringing down rates stems from the re nancing of the city’s long-term debt. The rate structure put in place after a rate study several years ago was established to provide the revenue needed to meet the obligations of that debt, some $16 million and accruing. Maintaining that revenue stream, without dipping into reserves, is the recommendation from staff and the nance committee to provide the strongest possible scal picture as the city re nances the debt before a 2015 balloon payment becomes due. “From a legal standpoint, you want to be in the strongest position possible with (the bank),” city attorney Tom Gibson said. Regions Bank, which carries the note, is currently offering an interest rate, 3.09 percent, on the re nancing that commissioners like. However, the loan’s term is 15 years. “We just can’t swallow that 15year amortization,” Mayor Mel Magidson said. The nance committee has PSJ will stay course on utility rates — for now See UTILITY A5


Local A2 | The Star Thursday, August 8, 2013 By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star m Port St. Joe Mayor Mel Magidson is no longer a defendant in a federal lawsuit led by the estranged wife of a Port St. Joe businessman. In a Monday ling in U.S. Dis trict Court for the Northern District of Florida, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed Magidson as a defendant in the lawsuit she has led against the city, her estranged husband and two Port St. Joe police ofcers. The dismissal was undertaken with full knowledge of the other de fendants in the case, none of which raised an objection to the stipulated dismissal. Under the terms of the dis missal, plaintiff Lynne Carr and Magidson agreed to bear their own attorney’s fees and costs. Carr is seeking a trial by jury and unspecied damages from the defendants: the city of Port St. Joe, her estranged husband Billy Carr, Jr., and Port St. Joe police ofcers David Garner and Jake Richards. The allegations center on an in cident in December 2011. The Carrs had operated several businesses on Reid Avenue, includ ing a orist, wedding planner and boutique, before they separated and led for divorce. Lynne Carr was manager of the businesses which were owned by her husband. On Dec. 9, the lawsuit alleges, Lynne Carr arrived at work to nd Garner and Richards along with her husband. The two ofcers, the lawsuit de tails, were in uniform. Lynne Carr alleged that her husband stood without speaking beyond a greeting, showing a gun holstered at his side. She was ter minated from the businesses and was ordered to turn over all items related to the business, including her personal vehicle. The lawsuit contends that Lynne Carr advised the ofcers the car was subject to the divorce proceed ings and was back at her Mexico Beach residence. She was threatened with arrest if she did not immediately retrieve and return the vehicle, the com plaint details. When she returned with the ve hicle, Richards approached with a K-9 dog. He stated that searches had al ready been performed at the busi nesses, with Billy Carr’s consent, and instructed Lynne Carr to re main still while leading the snifng dog around her. Lynne Carr later called the Port St. Joe Police Department to re ceive reports of the incident. She was told by Police Chief Da vid Barnes that Garner and Rich ards were “off duty”, their off-duty services had been contracted and Barnes responded with a “yes” when Lynne Carr asked if their actions were legal, the complaint continues. Lynne Carr is suing the City of Port St. Joe as well as Garner and Richards individually for violation of her Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search or seizure of her self and property, alleging the searches lacked prob able cause and the three were op erating under the “color” of ofcial authority. Additionally, Lynne Carr is su ing the city for abuse of power, and also is individually suing Garner and Richards of the same charge, abuse of power. 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Sacred Heart Hospitals will be opening the Wewahitchka Health Department in mid-September. Dr. Angel Cortes and Ann Rubin, PA-C, are employed by the Wewahitchka Medical Center, not Sacred Heart as indicated. The Star regrets the error. Mayor voluntarily dismissed from federal lawsuit By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star A website on Tuesday published an article from a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board con tending that Gulf County ranks high among his “wor ry list” of potential municipal bankruptcies. The article, by senior economics writer Stephen Moore and published on the Newsmax website, exam ines factors that led to the recent declaration of bank ruptcy by the city of Detroit. Moore lists 20 cities that might face bankruptcy after Detroit. Coming in at No. 4, below only the California cities of Fresno and Compton and East Greenbush, N.Y., is Gulf County. Moore’s list is based on bond ratings and other data. He calls the list the “top 20 cities to watch for nan cial troubles in the wake” of Detroit. Moore writes that the 61 largest U.S. cities have amassed $118 billion in un funded health care liabilities, legal promises to pay health care to municipal workers beyond the contributions of those employees. Moore warns about pen sion fund responsibilities in major cities such as Chi cago and several California cities and said many cities and counties have similar long-term intractable nan cial issues similar to Detroit, such as obligations to retired workers for health care and pensions. He also writes that states and the federal government are unlikely to be of much help in bailing out troubled cities and counties. Moore blames much of this on 20 years of gover nance in major cities that has included high taxes on the rich; super-minimum wage rules; failing schools with little competition or productivity; strict gun-con trol laws he argues leads to higher crime rates; crony capitalism; and regulations onerous to businesses and private development. In Gulf County, several factors are noted by Moore. International nancial rating service Fitch Ratings warned that Gulf County’s predominately rural econ omy is “narrowly focused” without a broad base. Income levels in the county are one-quarter be low national averages. Eco nomic indicators also com pare unfavorably to national averages, Moore writes. At No. 7, Moore lists Jef ferson County, Ala, which is home to Birmingham. The county led for bankruptcy protection in 2011 over a sew er bond debt and has been dealing with the collapse of renancing that sewer bond debt, Moore writes. Expert puts county among top potential municipal bankruptcies


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There were 18 vendors on-site that offered free services that included blood pressure, pulse oxygen, body mass, vision and hearing screenings. Attendees met with medical providers, nurses and medical assistants to collect information and answer questions. Immediately follow ing, WMC held a separate Health Fair for families and children. Fully stocked school supply bags were given to 150 attendees that includ ed crayons, pencils, pens a notebook, folder eraser, glue stick and ruler. Gulf County EMS, and Wewahitchka Search and Rescue and Volunteer Fire Department were on-hand with a fire truck for the kids to explore. Refreshments for the event were provided by Emerald Coast Credit Union and Panama City Open MRI. The Wewahitchka Medical Center has teamed with Rich’s IGA to give away a prepaid gas card each month for the next six months. Everyone is welcome to stop by the medical center to enter the free raffle. Entrants do not need to be patients of the clinic. The winner of July’s gas card was Tim Mor rill, Sr. The Wewahitchka Medical Center is a Fed erally Qualified Health Care Center that has op erated for 35 years. The center accepts most insurance, Medic aid, Medicare and has a sliding fee scale for pa tients without insurance. Providers at the cen ter include Ann Rubin, PA-C, a five-year team member, and Dr. Angel Cortes, who was hired in April of this year. The Wewahitchka Medical Center offers same day appointments, overnight lab work and is currently seeking a licensed clinical social worker in order to offer mental health services to the community.SPECIAL TO TT HE STAR Top left: Receptionists Katrina Nunnery and Ruth Ann Hysmith prepared the registration desk for the Health Fair. Top right: Brad Price of the Gulf County EMS showed younger Health Fair guests the emergency vehicles that visited the fair. Tim Morrill Sr. (left) was the winner of the monthly gas card drawing, presented by Capt. Dave Rich of Rich’s IGA. Wewahitchka medical center holds health fair Star Staff Report The co-authors of the epic play Turpentine Jake James E. Hurd and Dr. Lin da Bannister, will be at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse Gift Shop, for a book sign ing and reading. The event begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 10. The gift shop is located on Capt. Fred’s Place in the historic Maddox House in Port St. Joe, next door to the Tourist Development Council Welcome Center. Bannister and Hurd, a Wewahitchka native, based the play on the true story of Hurd’s grandfather Jake and oral histories gathered from surviving turpentine workers in the camps, as he spins tales and song that help fellow workers. The play was nominat ed for two NAACP Theater Awards, winning one. Bannister and Hurd will be signing books and at 1:30 p.m. will perform selected readings. The event is free and open to the public. By TIM CROFT 227-7827 |@PSJ_Star The Florida Commission on Ethics last week dis missed for lack of probable cause a complaint led late last year against Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey. The complaint was led by resident Bill Fauth, al leging that Cathey had vio lated Florida ethics laws in the awarding by the city of proposed Parker House construction to Cathey Construction, of which the mayor owns a 9 percent interest. Fauth alleged that in the awarding of the bid Cathey had violated ethics laws per taining to conict of interest and prohibitions against elected ofcials conducting business with their agency. While the Commission’s Advocate found that several of those provisions in law could pertain in the case, they found that several ex emptions and other factors weighed in Cathey’s favor. Specically, that he had made his conict publicly known and signed some, though not all, the required forms thereto. Cathey was the best bid der of two on the Parker House work and was select ed by the full City Council while Cathey was not pres ent during a meeting. Further, the advocate stated there was no evi dence Cathey used his posi tion to sway the vote. The advocate also stated that the “sole source” rule in awarding government contracts may also apply as Cathey Construction is the “only construction com pany in Mexico Beach that specializes in commercial construction and is bonded for municipal construction projects.” Cathey declined to com ment on the specics of the complaint, but said the out come and nal verdict from the full Commission on Ethics “was what it was.” “I respect the process, we have a process for these kinds of things,” Cathey said. “They went through the process and found noth ing there.” Fauth maintained that the fundamental point he made in his complaint re mained unresolved; that the Parker House proj ect, once changed eight months ago from a historic renovation project to a straightforward construc tion project should have been put out for a round of sealed bids. Once the scope was changed, Fauth contended, the project should have been re-bid, an issue that went back and forth be tween the city ofcials and the city attorney for several weeks. Ethics Commission dismisses complaint against Cathey Book signing, readings this Saturday at the Lighthouse Gift Shop


I reckon you could le this one under August malaise. Or it may t into the another school year is upon us category. I tend to relate it more to a nightmare on Elm Street. Its all a mite tri ing when you look back on it from this side of the years. But there was nothing trivial, silly or innocent about it in 1956. Those steps were wide and tall. And imposing as all get out! Leon told me sea monsters, escaped convicts and creatures from out of the Jarrell Switch Bottom lived on the second oor. He said the teachers up there whipped you before reading class just because they could. Life is full of plateaus and moving on to the next level is part of the growing process. Young adolescences especially are faced with seemingly endless mountains that have to be climbed, rivers to cross, bends to round. Understanding all of that didnt help one whit at the time. I didnt want to go back to school! I was afraid of that second oor. I didnt want to be put in an uncomfortable, unknown situation! And it doesnt matter how you rationalize it as you mature. August, to this very day, is still one of my least favorite months! I have no idea who designed our elementary school. It was big, austere and a tad drafty on cold days. The rst three grades were downstairs. The upper three grades were on the second oor. You couldnt go upstairs if you were a rst, second or third grader. Mr. McIver made it pretty plain that we had no business up there. We didnt know if it was a school rule, simple tradition or some type of safety numbers problem. I spent the rst three years in that building without ever venturing even to the rst level of those sinister steps. It was designed so you climbed up the rst ten steps, wheeled about in the exact opposite direction and continued to the top. You couldnt see anything by simply peering up. We heard noises from time to time. And Joe Galloway slipped up there one afternoon when the rest of us went to recess Joe and his whole family moved down to Bolivar the next month. There was something not natural about that second oor. And if you could have seen how vast, stark, boggy, wet, foggy and eerie the Jarrell Switch Bottom truly wasyou wouldnt have wanted to walk up on one of those creatures under any circumstance! The summer we graduated from the third grade me and Bobby Brewer made the only logical decision we could base on all the obtainable facts. We quit school. He had a cousin or an uncle who worked down at the Milan Arsenal. I dont know exactly what we thought a couple of eight and a half year olds could do at a munitions plant, but we were bound and determined to give it a try. ANYTHING was better than climbing those steps! We could hop the L&N freight train that came through every evening. Wed had about all of the schooling we needed anyhow. We knew better than to discuss the plan with our parents. Grownups have a terrible problem understanding our fears at times. They think because THEY understand that naturally it should be just as clear and simple to us. Parents are the worlds worst at remembering sometimes what being young is really like. Bobby and I gured low to the ground was best. When Miss Belle stepped down the hall to have a smoke, wed jump out the third grade window and collect a bug, dirt or some grass to throw on Pam, Ruth Ann or Betsey. We try that next year and the dirt might be on us! We pooled our money and bought a can of Red Bird Imitation Vienna sausage and a box of saltine crackers out at Pat Houstons Grocery. We didnt worry about clothes and toothbrushes. I did think about my ball glove and my big magnet. But Bobby said we had to travel light. I told Leon we were going. I gured my folks would worry if they didnt have some clue as to my whereabouts. Leon studied on our plan for a moment. Have you guys lost you ever lovin minds? That ammunition plant is the most unsafe place in the world! They have an explosion or a re about twice a month. Can you imagine a re in a bullet factory? Good grief! My life had boiled down to being blown to tiny bits in Milan or being eaten alive up on the second oor of the elementary school. The speed of the freight train sealed out fate. We couldnt catch it. We had to face the monsters on high. Me and Bobby climbed those steps haltingly, but together. Miss Dinwiddie smiled at us on the very rst morning and I could tell right from the start that she wasnt going to let the creatures get us. As a matter of fact, the fourth grade was a lot like all the others, except the spelling words were longer. And we quickly learned to stomp the oor and moan as loud as we could. And wed give no hint to the young kids in the grades below as to what was really taking place up there. They had to face their own demons, just like we did. Respectfully, Kes First brush with higher education 5 myths that misinform our efforts to slim down HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 OPINION Thursday, August 8, 2013 A Page 4 Section Were not No. 1 anymore. Mexico, according to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, has surpassed the United States as the fattest nation in the world. An estimated 70 percent of the population is overweight, and about one-third of Mexicans are obese. Just one fat-related disease, diabetes, accounts for nearly 70,000 Mexican deaths per year. But this doesnt mean our health to the north has gotten better it just means others have gotten worse, and the dubious distinction of who is the worlds most obese nation is debatable, says Dr. James L. Hardeman, who has seen rsthand the consequences of unhealthy habits during his 30 years as a practicing physician. For one, weve been fatter longer than Mexico has and yet we still havent suf ciently dealt with our national epidemic of fat-based disease. Our overweight and obese percentages are neck and neck with Mexicos, and some of this is due to misinformation. Dr. Hardeman, author of Appears Younger than Stated Age, (www., a pragmatic guide to looking younger, debunks some of the myths that arent helping dieters: Myth: Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week is suf cient. Moderate exercise may work for the 25-year-old with a reasonably healthy diet. When we are young, our basal metabolic rate (BMR) rages like a furnace. Unfortunately, our BMR decreases 2 to 3 percent each decade after age 25. That means we have to make up for that decrease with either better eating habits, more exercise, or both. For those who are older, overweight or obese, a stronger commitment is necessary, including an hours worth of exercise at least ve times a week. Myth: Gaining weight with age is healthy because its natural. Metabolism slows with age. However, maintaining your Ideal Body Weight (IBW), which factors in height, gender and frame size, will keep you feeling and looking younger if you do not slowly gain weight over time. Also, casually accepting some weight gain over time can lead to massive weight gain considering our largely sedentary lifestyles and easy availability of quick, fatty meals. Myth: You should drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Humans posses a sensitive thirst center in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which responds to dehydration and tells us to drink water. The amount of water needed for each person varies. However, drinking plenty of water may decrease appetite, and water should always be chosen over sugary beverages for satiating thirst. Myth: Diet books keep you slim. Going on a diet is one of Americas favorite pastimes. Diets typically entail temporarily altering eating patterns, losing a bit of weight, and then going back to old habits. People who stick to Atkins, South Beach and the Sugar Busters diets lose weight because they limit the intake of calories. Myth: Taking vitamin supplements every day makes you healthy. Dietary supplement sales represent a $20 billion a year business, yet the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act allows for signi cantly more lenient rules for supplements than medications from pharmaceutical companies, which are carefully scrutinized by the FDA. Manufacturers are not required to substantiate the supposed bene ts of their products. A balanced diet generally provides all required vitamins and minerals needed, with the possible exceptions vitamin B12 for those who eat no animal products, folic acid for women of childbearing age, and, if blood tests indicate de ciency, vitamin B12 and vitamin D in the elderly. Dr. James L. Hardeman has been a practicing physician for 30 years. Triple board certi ed in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Hardeman has maintained the demanding schedule of both hospital-based medicine and a busy of ce practice. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from University of California at Irvine he attended Baylor College of Medicine where he graduated with honors. Postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine took place at USC and UCI. Letters to the EDITOR Logic should replace greed Dear Editor, I just read the article that Mr. Scott Lindsey wrote in The News Herald Sunday, July 21. Let me be the rst to say that he hit the nail on the head. I hope some of the people at the FWC also read the article. It is a shame that the dollar has become the determining factor as to when the scallop season opens. Because of this greed, it is now a huge waste. If the season were to open a month later, the scallop yield would be about twice what it is now, with the same quantity of scallops. Mr. Lindsey, I also spoke about scallops being wasted when the tourists nd out how time consuming it is to clean them. Most of the locals dont even start scalloping until August because of the size of the scallops. I know we have the advantage of living here and can afford the patience to wait until they have a little size but because the season opens earlier, the tourists come earlier. It is true that some of the local businesses would suffer for the rst part of summer because of a lower number of tourists but it would not prevent them from coming all together. People are still going to come to our beautiful community. When the scallop season opens a month later, we would be swamped with tourism as usual. When those that came for scallops left, they would have something to take back with them. I am well aware that a lot of people in Gulf County depend on the tourist dollar and I want this area to thrive. I was raised here and I also raised my children here. If you look at the big picture, by waiting one month, we would have more meat in the scallops which would lower the amount needed to achieve the limit and increase the amount left for others to harvest. Once the tourist depart our community and return home, the news about their experience would spread and increase the number of tourists for next season. In closing, its time for logic to replace greed. James Myrick Port St. Joe Library thanks womans club Dear Editor, The Charles Whitehead Public Library of Wewahitchka would like to thank the Wewahitchka Womans Club for presenting a new American Flag to the library. In addition the Wewahitchka Womans Club and the Corner Caf owners Mitchell and Ann Johnson provided the refreshments for the book signing and presentation of local author James Hurd, Jr. and co-author Linda Bannister on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The staff of the Charles Whitehead Public Library Progress worth the cost? Dear Editor, Over the last few months I have had the pleasure of being in a group on Facebook dedicated to peoples experiences of growing up in Port St. Joe. There have been hundreds of pictures and thousands of comments and memories shared on this site, and the common thread of all of them was how great it was to grow up in our small town. For the vast majority of the people sharing on this site, including myself, it wasnt until later in life that they realized just what a special place it was and how lucky we were to have had that experience. I am so glad that I was able to come back to St. Joe and raise my son here and to share that with him. But now I worry that the small town that we all loved growing up is rapidly changing. The industrial jobs are long gone, and the building boom has died, forcing many of the same families that we all grew up with to have to move on to nd work. I keep hearing our TDC and town leaders talk about their new vision of St. Joe becoming more upscale in the Destin and Seaside model. I understand that we must change with the times and that progress is not a bad thing. Then I really look at Destin and Seaside and one thing I dont see are the locals, the families that built those towns. They were run out long ago either by being bought out or having to leave because they could no longer afford to live there. You will also notice that none of the people who work in the shops, hotels, restaurants and resorts actually live there. They have all been forced into the small towns in the interior in order to nd affordable housing because of the low wages paid in the tourism and hospitality industry. Port St. Joe may very well become the next Destin and become very prosperous and that is not a bad thing, but I wonder if it is worth the price we will pay for that prosperity and who will really be the ones prospering from these changes. I dont believe it will be the majority of us whose families have been here for generations and made this small town the wonderful place that we all have been reminiscing about, and that is a shame. They tell me you cant stop progress, but I wonder if this new vision is more one of change rather than progress. Cecil Lyons III Port St. Joe Port St. Joe may very well become the next Destin and become very prosperous and that is not a bad thing, but I wonder if it is worth the price we will pay for that prosperity and who will really be the ones prospering from these changes.


Local The Star| A5 Thursday, August 8, 2013 9 4 5 4 HWY 9 8 BEA C ON HILL A T THE MEXIC O BEA CH CIT Y LIMIT S 8 5 0 6 4 7 8 3 1 0 THE T A H ILL ON C B EA 8 9 H WY 4 5 4 9 GREA T SELEC TION OF ALL Y OUR F A VORITE BEER WINE & SPIRIT S DEB I JORD AN DEEJA DIV A FL AB B ERG ASTED BAND IN THE CR O W’S NEST K ARA OKE W’S NEST O THE CR IN W’S NEST O THE CR IN B RIAN BO WEN RANDY SHARK UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE POOP DECK # & ( !"$ '" % 4515359 10 Foils for $ 35 (cut not included) Mention Ad Receive 10% OFF RETAIL :+:<‡325767-2()/ 0)6$7681 No Appointment Necessary Walk-ins Welcome We would like to WELCOME “ALICIA” (Hair Stylist and Nail Tech) OPEN SUNDAY for Last minute Haircuts!! been in decades,” Norton said. Additional changes, sparked by the reduction in force, include more than a dozen teachers who trans ferred between Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka schools as well as the adult school. The principals at We wahitchka have swapped schools. Principal for the Jr./Sr. High School is Lori Price, and the elementary school welcomed Debbie Baxley. Seventy Gulf County em ployees that included bus drivers were certied in CPR and rst aid, and Port St. Joe schools will welcome 10 new students. “Even though we have a $1 million less on operat ing resources, don’t expect to see any shortages in the high delivery of educational services,” Norton said. while exploring options for funding a beach safety program. “We tabled the idea, and we will try to fund this out of our reserves,” Pick ett said. “Our county needs to step up somehow, but there are other ways to fund this with than the one cent.” The dynamics of what is possible is clearer, TDC executive director Jenni fer Jenkins said. Bay County uses an additional pen ny to contract for ofcers, not on-duty law enforcement and to enforce Leave No Trace. Walton County uses an addi tional penny to fund code enforcement ofcers. “We’ve learned the best approach is not to fund a deputy,” Jenkins said. Two potential solutions were dis cussed as methods to bring down costs. The South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department, which offered to implement just such a program three years ago, moved ahead and has fash ioned such a program on its own. As Chief David Sapte said, the pro gram has meant the purchase of equip ment and vehicles to facilitate water and beach rescues. The department patrols the beach 50 hours a week and provides education on water safety and beach ordinances to visitors. As the number of tourists has in creased, the costs of maintain the pro gram has increased, and Sapte won dered if the TDC might be able to help with funding for fuel and equipment maintenance, and the potential of cre ating code enforcement ofcers from the department’s ranks was discussed to provide them some enforcement powers. Board member Jeri Ashcraft, whose husband sits on the Board of Trustees for Gulf Coast State College, said there was also a possibility of the college’s law enforcement training program to provide interns for beach patrols. The emphasis, regardless of the mechanism and funding, must be on improving beach safety and cleanliness while providing enforcement teeth for existing county ordinances. “This is something we need to ad dress,” Jenkins said. Jenkins was tasked with drafting a beach safety plan and budget once costs were gleaned. Revenue on the upswing June continued this scal year’s trend of spiking bed tax revenues with the TDC reporting an increase of 12.16 percent in June, leaving revenue up 12.65 for the year as the TDC staff seeks to match a goal of increasing bed tax revenue by 15 percent this s cal year. In June, total collections were $167,756.71, representing almost a third of receipts for the year. For the rst nine months, collections are tracking more than $56,000 above last year. “We are pacing very well,” Jen kins said. “We had a good month (in June). The numbers are looking pretty good.” Lodging providers Pickett and Aly son Gerlach said July was a strong month, and the fall, with an emphasis on promotion from the TDC, is also looking good. “August looks very good, and Sep tember is up from last year,” Pickett said. Jenkins said she and her staff were examining using some $20,000 in un encumbered funds to market the fall shoulder season. The bed tax numbers reect an overall increase in website trafc, visi tors to the Welcome Center and visi tors and fans on social media such as Facebook. WES LOCHEr R | The Star For students in Gulf County, the new school year begins on Monday. SCHOOL from page A1 TDC from page A1 recommended and staff has gone back to regions ask ing for 30 years, with an eye toward bringing it down to 20-25. The difference would be substantial, a difference of at least a quarter mil lion dollars in annual debt payments. That margin is the line between the city having to dip into reserves, tap and grinder pump fees, or be ing able to absorb a reduc tion in revenue that would come with lowering utility rates while meeting debt payments. The numbers are also muddled by unknowns, such as growth projections on the water and sewer system. Buzzett said commis sioners could revisit the lowering of utility rates at any time; but now was not that time. “We are negotiating a long-term loan,” Buzzett said. “If we don’t get favor able nancing, we are in trouble.” Also looming over the discussion was the issue of water quality, which arose again when resident Ann White spoke about myriad problems she and others had experienced with the water over recent years. “Do we have any hope of getting good water any time soon?” White asked. “When are we going to get decent water? This is getting ridic ulous and expensive.” The timeframe for se curing the long-term fi nancing is unclear, and commissioners expressed a desire to revisit the issue after the terms of refinanc ing are set.CC ape S S an Blas Lighthouse The city took formal possession of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, two keep ers’ quarters and oil house through a quit-claim deed from the Department of the Interior and National Parks Service. The deed comes with some restrictions — sig nage that they were do nated by the Dept. of the Interior; the city can not sell, lease or dispose of the structures other than to another government entity; and the city must submit a biennial report on use of the structures — but clears the way for relocation. The project is out for bid, with a pre-bid meet ing next week. The dead line for submitting bids to relocate the structures to George Core Park in Port St. Joe is Aug. 29. The city should award the project next month. Interlocal agreement Commissioners ex pressed frustration with the slow pace of nego tiations with the Board of County Commissioners over proposed changes to the interlocal agreement concerning the annexation by the city of WindMark Beach. The city allowed the Port St. Joe Redevelop ment Agency to relocate from the county Welcome Center at the county’s re quest as a “good faith” ef fort to speed up resolution of issues such as the St. Joe Fire Tax disbursement. The county since re quested the city deed over the Welcome Center and assume fire-fighting cover age in Oak Grove. Gibson suggested may be progress could be made by breaking the issues into pieces for separate nego tiations and said feedback from the county was that one commissioner, Joanna Bryan, expressed a de sire to keep the interlocal agreement in place. Other commissioners, city and county, want to terminate the agreement after resolution of out standing items, Gibson added. “We took good faith ac tion on their request for the (PSJRA) to move,” Buzzett said. “We did our part. To me, they haven’t done theirs.” County Commissioner Tan Smiley, in attendance on another matter, said he would try to push the is sue to resolution with the BOCC. UTILITY from page A1


Special to The Star The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sponsoring a bowhunting field day in Bay County on Aug. 24 for serious archers who have taken and finished the online portion of the course. Instruction is from 8 a.m. until noon CT at the FWC’s Northwest Regional Office, 3911 Highway 2321 in Panama City. The purpose of this class is to provide advanced instruction to bowhunters on such topics as the fundamentals of bowhunting, safety, hunting techniques, stalking, trailing and sportsmanship. Even though it is not required in Florida, completion of a bowhunting class is required in at least 14 other states before a person can purchase a bowhunting license for that state. Participants must have completed the online National Bowhunter Education Foundation course and bring the official NBEF Field Day Qualifying Certificate with them to the field day. In addition, participants should dress for hunting and bring their own archery equipment, including bows and arrows (field points or target points), pen or pencil and a packed lunch. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future bowhunting classes at MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator George Warthen at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 265-3676. Monda y S unda y BWO Sca l l op H e a dq u a r ters : By Tom Baird Special to The Star Drop in any local shop selling souvenirs to visitors and you will likely see T-shirts and coffee mugs with the slogan Life’s a Beach! It’s catchy and fun. To the naturalist, a better slogan might be The Beach is Alive! As you walk bare-footed along the beach with your toes in the sand, the surf around your ankles and gazing seaward at the horizon, you are casually strolling through the home of myriad life forms. The beach is not a deserted sandbox. While the beach may be a relaxing place for us, for the creatures that live there it is one of the most extreme environments on the planet. Consider this. To live within the surf zone an organism must be able to survive extremes of temperature from freezing to baking, being alternately submerged in seawater and being left to dry, being simultaneously preyed upon by creatures from both the land and the ocean. Another challenge to face is that there is nothing to hold on to – no xed pilings or jetties – nothing to prevent them from being washed in and out with the tide. At the same time that creature has to nd food and be able to reproduce, and all this in an environment of pounding surf and abrasive sand. To live in this zone, an organism must possess an extraordinary assembly of adaptations. For the beach inhabitant, the upside is that the sea will reliably bring you your lunch. As it turns out the only real way to survive here is to burrow in the sand. What enables them to do this is a property of wet sand called thixotropy – keep that word in mind the next time you play Scrabble or Words with Friends on your computer. Basically the wet sand, with water between the particles, acts like a gel. Gels have the ability to become a liquid when stirred. You’ve felt this if you have sat with your feet in the swash zone and wiggled your toes. What felt like hardpacked sand became liquid and was rushed out with the next wave. The burrowing movements of beach creatures are suf cient agitation to liquefy the beach and enable them to burrow quickly. To nd out where there are beach creatures in their burrows, simply watch where the shorebirds, like plovers, godwits, and willets, are going along feeding. A good example of an organism in this surf zone is that favorite of parents with young children – the colorful coquina clam – Donax variabilis. These tiny clams exhibit a range of colors from red, orange, yellow, all white, purple, brown, and sometimes banded colors. Small children can scoop them up in the shallow surf, watch them wriggle in their hand and then watch them rapidly burrow back in the sand and disappear. They exist by the hundreds of thousands on a healthy beach. Sometimes known as the bean clam or butter y clam because of the bright colors, it is also called the donax clam and kitchen clam. Cocina in Spanish means kitchen, although the spelling differs. The little clam never gets larger than about of an inch. They are collected for crafts or shell jewelry because of their bright colors, and they are occasionally collected to make chowder by boiling in the shell for a delicate broth. The coquina clam population moves up and down the beach slope with each high and low tide. They have a large muscular foot relative to their size and a smooth, streamlined, wedgeshaped shell, enabling them to quickly burrow. They are lter feeders, taking microscopic life from the water with each wave using short siphons that require it to stay close to the sand’s surface. In turn, they are fed upon by shore birds, such as sanderlings and plovers, sh, such as drum, various crabs and the moon snail, Polinices, of which we have plenty. Another common inhabitant of this extreme environment is the mole crab, Emerita sp. These are white or sand colored, egg-shaped little crabs that burrow into the sand tail rst. Beach walkers may rarely see this little crab, which only gets to one inch in size, unless they dig down deep into the sand to expose their tunnels. Beach walkers may occasionally encounter the exoskeletons of these crabs washing back and forth in the water. These are either the cast-off molt of the crab as it grew a new carapace, or the remains of some bird’s dinner of mole crab. Like the coquina clam, mole crabs move up and down the beach face with the tide, constantly burrowing new tunnels. If you should dig out one of these crabs, they are totally harmless, and do not bite, sting, or pinch. Simply replace the crab in the surf zone and watch it burrow in. Two predaceous snail species live in the surf zone. Collectors can easily nd the shells of both of these on our beaches. They are the lettered olive snail, Oliva sp., and the moon snail, Polinices sp. The grey, collared egg cases of the moon snail can be readily be found on our beaches in late winter, early spring. Both glide along just beneath the surface of the sand with their siphons extended, snif ng for dinner, which turns out to be the coquina clams and any other small, smoothshelled clam. So as you stroll along the beach, realize that beneath your feet is a whole ecosystem of highly adapted organisms living in one of the most extreme environments for life on the planet. It is a dog eat dog world, or more correctly, a snail eat clam world, all taking place in the tumult of breaking waves and shifting sands. Life’s a Beach, indeed. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. 4514932 i s h e r e f o r yo u r boa t i n g n e e d s! MARIN A FO RK LIFT/R A CKS T O R A GE CAN O P IED B O A T S T O R A GE & B O A S T RENT AL D IES EL & GA SO LINE CAPT AIN SAL T Y B AIT S & I CE GA TED S ELF S T O R A GE, TR AILERED B O A T S & R V'S (850)-227-3357 1617 GR O UP ER A VENUE, PO R T S T J O E, FL WWW .CAPT AINSC O VEFL.C O M ( 850 ) 227-3357 i s h e r e f o r yo u r boa t i n g n e e d s! 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We can now make a decent trip to deep water with more species open to fish. Good grouper are in the 150-200 ft. deep water, fishing the hard bottom sites south of Mexico Beach. King fish are still close to shore and the buoys out of Mexico Beach are holding good fish. As we enter into the “dog days” of summer, local lakes, streams and creeks are still high from last months rains. Inshore fishing has improved and St. Joe Bay water clarity is also improving. Good flounder and redfish reports are the talk of the town from Eagle harbor and Windmark beach right now. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Left: The mole crab is among the burrowing creatures found in the surf zone. Right: Coquina clams are known for their array of colorful shells. Bowhunting eld day for Internet course in Bay County


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JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA S PORTS Thursday, August 8, 2013 A Page 7 Section Star Staff Report The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth 12-U Ponytails traveled to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Youth Softball World Series July 26-31. After ve days of play, the team representing Florida nished second, losing 6-1 to South Carolina in the championship game. Coached by Tony Price, Dayton Lister and Michael Bailey, the team’s roster includes Brianna Bailey, Mariah Brown, Sha’Mario Cole, Savannah Harrison, Shiloh Jamerson, Savannah Lister, Ashten Lolley, Kristen Nichols, Alidiea Odom, Gracie Price, Breanna Weathers, and Aleah Wooten. The team was undefeated in district and state competitions to earn a berth in the World Series. The team’s only two losses this season came in the World Series, both suffered against South Carolina. Wewahitchka, representing Florida, won its World Series opener against Alabama 9-3. Ashten Lolley, Savannah Lister and Brianna Bailey shared pitching duties. The following day the Ponytails beat Virginia 5-4 with Lolley, Lister and Bailey taking turns on the mound and followed that with a 5-2 loss in extra innings to South Carolina in a game delayed by lightning the previous night. Lolley, Lister and Bailey again shared the pitching. The Ponytails beat Beaufort County, the host team for the tournament, 3-2 on Tuesday, Lolley and Bailey pitching, and on Wednesday lost in the championship game, after a four-hour rain delay, 6-1 to South Carolina. Lister and Gracie Price pitched in the title game. The Wewahitchka Dixie Softball League, the team, coaches and parents would like to thank the following people that made this trip possible for us in addition to many more that supported us through our fundraising efforts. Without your support, this would not have been possible. 231 Paint and Body/ Skipper Hutchinson; A & A Homecare; AAG Electric Motors; Affordable Transmissions; Bay Lincoln, Dodge; two anonymous donors; Bayside Lumber and Building Supply; Beau Whit eld; Bishop Supply; Bobbie Sandridge; Bowden Plumbing and Electric; Brooks Bait and Tackle; Bruce and Carolyn Husband; Capital City Bank; Catherine Minger; Cecil Wooten; Centennial Bank; Charlie Norton; Duke Energy Eagles Landing; Elaine Howell; Emerald Coast Insurance; Emerald Coast Recycling; Excel Therapy; F&B Builders; Fuqua & Son Painting; Gary and Rene Stanley; Gary Thompson; Gulf Coast Electric Co-op; Hancock Bank; Hannon Insurance; Harold’s Auto Parts; Jeff and Melanie Breman; Jeremy Novak; Joe Ferolito; John Lee Nissan; Kerri Barlow; Lewis-Smith Supply Corp,; Lighting by Lavonne; Lions Club of Port St. Joe; Middlemas Insurance and Risk Management; Miller Heating and Air; Mr. and Mrs. Darrly McSpadden; Odis Wooten; P & C Woodworks; Panama City Toyota; Peak’s Unlimited; Piggly Wiggly of Port St. Joe; Rebecca Birmingham; Red Elephant; Rick Vossen. Wewa 12-U Ponytails second at World Series 2013 Port St. Joe Varsity Football Schedule 23 Aug. Blountstown Classic Away 8 p.m. 30 Aug. Wewahitchka Jr. Sr. Away 8 p.m. 6 Sept. Bay High Home 7:30 p.m. 13 Sept. Bozeman Home 8 p.m. 20 Sept. Jefferson Co. Away 7:30 p.m. 27 Sept. Chipley Away 8 p.m. 4 Oct. Franklin Co. Homecoming Home 7:30 p.m. 11 Oct. Open 18 Oct. Florida A&M Away 7:30 p.m. 25 Oct. W. Gadsden (Senior Night) Home 7:30 p.m. 1 Nov. Liberty County Home 7:30 p.m. 8 Nov. Arnold Away 8 p.m. 2013 Wewahitchka High School Football Schedule Aug. 22 Kickoff Classic at Franklin Co. 6:30 p.m. CT Aug. 30 Port St. Joe 7 p.m. CT Sept. 6 at Cottondale 7 p.m. CT Sept. 13 at Liberty County 6:30 p.m. CT Sept. 20 at Graceville 7 p.m. CT Sept. 27 Franklin County 7 p.m. CT Oct. 4 North Bay Haven (H) 7 p.m. CT Oct. 11 at Maclay 7 p.m. CT Oct. 18 Sneads 7 p.m. CT Oct. 25 Vernon 7 p.m. CT Nov. 8 at West Gadsden 7 p.m. CT SPECIAL TO THE STAR The Wewahitchka Ponytails nished second at the Dixie Youth World Series last month. 2013 Port St. Joe High School Volleyball Schedule 26 Aug. Rutherford Away 6/7 p.m. 27 Aug. West Gadsden** (varsity) Home 6/7 p.m. 3 Sept. Bay Haven Away 6/7 p.m. 5 Sept. Bay High Home 6/7 p.m. 9 Sept. Wewahitchka Away 6/7 p.m. 10 Sept. South Walton** Home 6/7 p.m. 12 Sept. Bozeman** Home 6/7 p.m. 14 Sept. Chipley Tournament Away All Day 17 Sept. Franklin Co.** Away 6/7 p.m. 19 Sept. Bozeman** Away 6/7 p.m. 23 Sept. Liberty Co.** Home 6/7 p.m. 24 Sept. West Gadsden** (varsity) Away 6/7 p.m. 26 Sept. Bay Haven Home 6/7 p.m. 3 Oct. South Walton** Away 6/7 p.m. 7 Oct. Liberty Co.** Away 6/7 p.m. 8 Oct. Franklin Co.** Home 6/7 p.m. 10 Oct. Bay High Away 6/7 p.m. 15 Oct. Rutherford Home 6/7 p.m. 17 Oct. Dig Pink & Senior Night vs. Wewahitchka Home 6/7 p.m. 21 Oct. District Quarter-Finals Franklin 5/7 p.m. 22 Oct. District Semi-Finals Franklin 5/7 p.m. 24 Oct. District Finals Franklin 7 p.m 5 Nov. Regional Semi-Finals TBA 7 p.m. 9 Nov. Regional Finals TBA 2 p.m. 12 Nov. FHSAA Finals Kissimmee ** Denotes a District match


Local A8 | The Star Thursday, August 8, 2013 Caldwell and his fam ily will reside in the state of Maranhao in northeast Brazil. The state is 2 de grees off the equator. Working with LINCUP Missions, Caldwell will be part of “Project Living Water” in a village of the Quilombola people. During the centuries of the slave trade, Caldwell said, for every slave ship bound for America there were two ships destined for South America. The Quilombola are de scendants of those slaves and are a distinct people living in government-es tablished villages — akin to Native American res ervations in this country, Caldwell said — in remote areas of 23 of Brazil’s 26 states. Each village consists of roughly 50-75 homes, Caldwell said, and they typically are ruled in part by a witchdoctor and iso lated from the rest of Bra zilian society. The Caldwells’ adven ture comes after much family discussion and prayer. Caldwell has traveled on missions for several years, to Morocco and Brazil. His wife, Cheryl, and sons Luke, now 14, and Elijah, 15, along with daughter Kayla, now 19, joined Caldwell on trips to Brazil. “I wanted to take my children and my wife be cause unless you smell it, taste it, yourself, you can’t explain (the dynamics of a Third World country),” Caldwell said. In 2012, he returned to Brazil with Bobby Alexan der, his fellow parishioner at First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe. “I went more as a busi ness trip and decided that is what I needed to do with my life,” Caldwell said. “I thought about what is my purpose. And I looked back to see the stepping stones, what God has done in my life to get me here.” Cheryl, he said, sensed how miserable Caldwell was with his life after his return. He was stressed, work ing long hours and ponder ing fundamental questions of human existence. His options seem to boil down to starting his own business or taking an other job, neither of which seemed to make sense. “What matters after I am gone?” Caldwell said. “What kind of legacy do I leave? I wanted to do something that would mat ter in eternity. “I wanted to chase signicance rather than success.” Caldwell became aware of LINCUP Missions and its goal of providing clean drinking water to Quilom bola people through the disbursement of earthen water jugs containing a carbon-based lter. The goal of LINCUP Mission is to provide one lter, cost ing $15, to every household in each village. Cheryl was onboard af ter her trip to Brazil. “Her life was changed when she went to Brazil,” Caldwell said. “You can not go to a Third World coun try and not be changed. It’s her decision. I didn’t want to drag her down there. My boys were not ready.” The boys, who have been homeschooled by Cheryl, came around as they tran sitioned from playing foot ball in the Gene Rafeld Football League to youth soccer. As they embraced soc cer, living in Brazil, host of the World Cup in a few years and an international soccer power, took on new meaning. “They developed a de sire and love of the game of soccer,” Caldwell said. “Brazil is the center of the soccer world. They are very excited to go down and play soccer. They de veloped that love on their own. We feel now that was their stepping stone. “In April we had a fam ily talk, and the boys said let’s just do it and shut up about it. That was a pivotal moment.” The boys, Caldwell added, also sensed an op portunity for more quality time with dad. Kayla, with a chance to continue her schooling at Florida State College in Jacksonville, has de cided to remain stateside; Caldwell called the deci sion the “right” one. His bosses at the St. Joe Company have been “very supportive” of the family’s decision to go, though Caldwell acknowledged that some friends and coworkers have wondered, “Are you sure?” “There is some anxiety about getting everything done we need to get done,” Caldwell said. “We know we made the right decision. “Our lives (here) are planned out for us. We are embracing that adventure of what life will give us. We don’t have a plan B. We know it won’t be easy. But we are committed that this will be our life. This is an adventure.” The Caldwells are in the midst of “getting rid of this life.” Their home is on the market. If not sold, Caldwell said they likely would rent it. They also will sell their vehicles and most of their furniture, putting keepsakes in stor age or with relatives. “It feels so good to get rid of stuff, it really does,” Caldwell said. “The Quilombola people seem happier than we do, and they don’t have all the stuff. “We may go broke, but we are going to take the boys to a Third World coun try and let them see how good they have it here.” The Caldwells will live in a small house on a dirt road with indoor plumb ing provided by LINCUP Missions. They have been raising funds to support the project this summer and fundraising will be come part of their life. The family will spend six months a year, from May to the end of Novem ber, in Brazil and Novem ber to April in the United States to travel to church es and other organiza tions, shining a light on the Quilombola people and Project Living Water. “We will be coming back right after Thanks giving this year, so that will give us a chance to learn the language (Portu guese), learn the culture and immerse ourselves in the culture. That is the adventure.” Anyone wishing to do nate funds to support the Caldwells’ efforts with Project Living Water can email Caldwell.lincupmis or visit the LINCUP Missions page on Facebook. 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“Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Port St. Joe Star. 1) From over 200 surveyed dogobedience judges, what did they rank as the smartest dog? Afgan hound, Beagle, Border collie, Akita 2) The world’s human population is equal to about the same amount of what other creature’s? Sheep, Chicken, Cockroach, Horse 3) Generally on average, a movie makes about how many times more from its video sales than ticket takings? 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x 4) What is it called when antelopes leap vertically in the air? Saddling, Shining, Pronking, Spearing 5) One gets approximately how many glasses of wine from a standard-sized bottle? 4, 5, 6, 7 6) Which future president was once a licensed bartender? Lincoln, Wilson, JFK, Nixon 7) Who once put up a sign in his driveway, “These Premises Protected by Security Attack Cats”? Leno, Letterman, Kimble, O’Brien 8) Which state’s legislators once found it necessary to outlaw whistling while underwater? Vermont, Florida, Alabama, Hawaii 9) Who was the last team to win its division in Major League Baseball by 20 or more games? Braves, Yankees, Cardinals, Indians 10) Whose state law prohibits taking more than three sips of beer at a time while standing? Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Maine 11) In which sport is a “miwashi” used? Curling, Sumo wrestling, Cricket, Fencing 12) What does “Biiru” mean in Japanese? Beer, Bear, Box, Bowtie 13) “Vassar”, “Lotta”, and “Sweet Sixteen Orange” were early names of what product? Hairspray, Club soda, Chewing gum, Shampoo 14) Astronauts brought back about how many total pounds of lunar rock? 100, 375, 450, 800 ANSWERS 1) Border collie 2) Chicken 3) 5x 4) Pronking 5) 6 6) Lincoln 7) Letterman 8) Vermont 9) Indians 10) Texas 11) Sumo wrestling 12) Beer 13) Chewing gum 14) 800 Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia C OMMUNITY Thursday, August 8, 2013 B Page 1 Section Star Staff Report Editor’s note: With the Port of Port St. Joe Port Authority prepared to launch a public outreach/ educational campaign in support of the port, this article, taken from historical documents and recent interviews, offers an overview of the rich history of the Port of Port St. Joe as well as its potential for the future. Port St. Joe is located on the site of a deep water natural harbor that has served twice as a thriving port over the last 180 years. The rst port development was during the 1830s and early 1840s. The town of St. Joseph was formed by a group of wealthy promoters so that it could compete with Apalachicola for the export of large cotton crops from Georgia and Alabama as well as other locallyproduced commodities such as naval stores and lumber. Florida’s rst railroad was built from Lake Wimico to St. Joseph Bay. Much of the cargo that would normally be shipped to the Port of Apalachicola was now detoured into the lake where it was off loaded and transported by rail to ships docked at St. Joseph. During this boom period between 1832 and 1842, the sea shore along St. Joseph was de ned by long wharves extending almost 4000 feet into the sea. The port also had a ship yard with many large warehouses scattered about. During the height of the rst Port’s existence, it easily competed with well-established ports such as Charleston and New Orleans. Most of the exports from the Port at St. Joseph were shipped to New England or to overseas ports in Europe. The port was the growth engine for Old St. Joseph, and a growth engine it was. In a few short years after establishing the port, the town of St. Joseph soared to a population of near 12,000 people and became the largest city in this new territory. The city was so charming and well-known that in 1839 it hosted an assembly of statesmen for the purpose of establishing a state constitution. The fate of St. Joseph and its port however had only a short existence. In the summer of 1841 a ship sailed from Cuba into the Port of Port St. Joseph. Along with its cargo, it carried a passenger infected with a disease transmitted primarily from the bite of the mosquito. It was the dreaded disease, yellow fever, and it quickly spread throughout the town. Within a short month, the town was all but deserted. Those the yellow fever did not kill escaped to faraway places, never to return to this former city of death. The town of St. Joseph never recovered from the loss it sustained during this epidemic of yellow fever. The long docks and the waterfront buildings that dotted the shore line began to deteriorate from lack of maintenance and upkeep. It wasn’t long however before they were completely destroyed. As told by historian Dale Cox, “In September 1844, a hurricane struck St. Joseph, destroying much of what remained of the community and driving away some of the last inhabitants.” Except for occasional small supply ships in and out of the port, this natural deep water harbor remained idle and undeveloped until around A brief history of the Port of Port St. Joe See PORT B2 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Hannah Woleslagle recently relocated to Mexico Beach for a little bit of sunshine and a lot of new beginnings. The Ormond Beach transplant came to the area to be with her family while searching for new inspiration for her acrylic, colored pencil and graphite works of art. Having only been in town a few weeks, she already has her studio set up on the second oor of the Centennial Bank building in Port St. Joe. “I love the area,” said Woleslagle. “The people are kind and genuine and it’s nice to have a sense of community.” The part-time artist, who draws portraits, original pieces, design and caricatures, is anxious to make her mark on the local art scene in order to “connect to people on another level.” She views her work as a combination of realism, surrealism and portraiture and is inspired by the works of Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali and Michelangelo. “The Sistine Chapel is incredible,” said the artist. “It shows the beauty of realism.” Woleslagle has studied under a healthy diet of vivid colors and works that are full of personality. She enjoys exaggerating the colors she uses in her own work in order to capture the energy within the setting. “I pour my heart and soul into each piece of work,” Woleslagle said. “Art has been the best way for me to connect with other people.” Some artists refer to themselves as “starving,” but Woleslagle has been making money on her art since she was in Artist seeks new beginning in Mexico Beach See ARTIST B2 By WES LOCHER 229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com The 17th Annual Scallop Festival took over George Core Park last weekend for a combined ve days of family fun to celebrate the eponymous mollusk. The “Race for the Scallops” offered running, bicycling and paddleboard events while arts and crafts vendors sold their wares and music played the entire time that the gates were open. Attendance exceeded last year and food vendors sold out of scallops on Saturday night. No small feat considering that more than 1,500 pounds of scallops were ordered, a 25 percent increase from last year. An exhausted Chamber Director Paula Pickett and event planner Chellsey O’Neil took some time on Monday to re ect on their rst time planning and coordinating Port St. Joe’s well-known festival, a task they had previously described as “daunting.” “There was a festive ow and a nice atmosphere,” said Pickett. “It wasn’t nearly as scary as we thought it would be.” The event was O’Neil’s rst since joining the Chamber, but she was all smiles as she thought back on the event. “I’m very happy with how it turned out, and I got a great response. People said so many nice things,” she said. “I was on cloud nine.” In addition to 80 vendors, 10 bands took the stage over three days and Saturday’s classic car show had 78 entries. So many, that it had to be moved from its planned location in the park to Miss Zola’s drive. Saturday’s headline performance from Florida’s The Sauce Boss saw the crowd treated to blues music while the Boss cooked a pot of gumbo on-stage. After his set, he fed the crowd his creation, though he had joined in the celebration by substituting shrimp with scallops. The weekend also saw performances by The Curry Brothers, Flabbergasted, Jim WES LOCHER | The Star Artist Hannah Woleslagle recently relocated to Mexico Beach for some inspiration. 3CALLOPFESTIVALROCKS 'EORGE#ORE0ARK PHOTOS BY WES LOCHER | The Star and DEBBIE HOOPER | The Curry Brothers opened the festival on Friday night. Flabbergasted played a range of hits during their Friday night set. The Sauce Boss delivered blues licks and while he made a pot of scallop gumbo on stage. See SCALLOP B2


Local B2 | The Star Thursday, August 8, 2013 1910 when the railroad was again activated. Piers jutting approximately 1,800 feet into the bay were constructed with rail road tracks so that ships could load and unload directly to the railroad cars parked alongside. This design of the piers with tracks laid along the top was an ef cient way to handle the incoming and outgoing cargo from the old sailing vessels as well as the new steam vessels that were increasingly taking their place. The port again had considerable shipping activity which lasted until, as former postmaster Henry Drake noted, “The Wall Street crash of 1929 caused a sudden and sharp decline in foreign and domestic shipping.” This decline caused nancial hardship for the Apalachicola Northern Railroad and as a result, it was sold in 1933 to the Alfred I. DuPont Company. DuPont purchased the railroad line which now extended from Chattahoochee to Port St. Joe with the intent of using its infrastructure to build a modern paper mill that would utilize the resources from over 200,000 acres of timber land that was purchased along with the existing rail line. DuPont died in 1935 but, as a ful llment of his vision, the St. Joe Paper Company was founded in 1936 as part of the Alfred I. du Pont Testamentary Trust. The construction of the paper mill began in 1936 and was completed in 1938. Also completed in February of 1938 were the new St. Joe Paper Company docks. According to Henry Drake, they “were made of the latest type of sheet piling driven into the bay bottom”, and “the docks and wharves were capable of loading and unloading, simultaneously, ve of the largest ocean-going boats in the Gulf of Mexico trade and still have room for a similar handling of two or more smaller and lighter draft vessels.” In 1941, on a site just south of the paper mill, which is currently “jetty park,” the oil docks portion of the port was built along with a large tank farm that extended from the docks to where the current Centennial Bank is now located. Petroleum products were shipped in from the oil elds of Louisiana and Texas in large tankers and barges. The petroleum was then pumped to Chattanooga, Tennessee and intermediate points via an eight-inch pipeline that was constructed during the same time the oil docks were being built. By 1963 the petroleum distribution center had reached its life cycle and was therefore shut down. In the early 70’s Hess oil purchased the facility and operated it until the mid to late 80’s when it was then shut down permanently. From 1938 to the early 1970’s the Port of Port St. Joe enjoyed a brisk national and international trade. In the 1950’s, at the height of the port activity, there were ships coming out of and going in to the port on a weekly basis. Beginning in the early 1970’s however, shipping from the port began a steady decline and by the mid 1980’s most shipping activity had ended. By 1996 the natural deep water harbor and the extended channel that led to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico experienced its last visit from a cargo ship. Currently the port bulkhead and surrounding land sits idle awaiting a new birth. The former major users of the port, the St. Joe Paper Mill and Box Plant, and the Arizona Chemical Company have been razed so that the land can be reclaimed for further use. Also, left behind is the essential infrastructure used to support their operations. Water, sewer, electricity and gas are in abundant supply. The AN short-line railroad that connected the Port to the main rail lines of the U.S will soon be repaired and back in service. A $750,000 state grant for an environmental and engineering study of the shipping channel, a requirement before any dredging can take place, was recently awarded to the Port St. Joe Port Authority with the St. Joe Company providing the required match of $250,000. As a result of a recent formation of a strategic development partnership with the St. Joe Company, the Port of Port St. Joe and the surrounding land and infrastructure are now positioned to once again become a thriving port. PORT from page B1 kindergarten. Ever the entrepreneur, she would draw cartoon characters in the lunchroom and sell them to her classmates. Her take home was $20-$50 a day until the principal shut her down. In fourth grade, she competed in her rst art show in which she won a poster contest for the annual D.A.R.E. Smoke Out. Her poster design won at the state level. While living in Ormond Beach, Woleslagle was one of 100 artists invited to showcase at the annual Art in the Park event and was invited again last year. She was also one of the starting members of the Ormond Beach Art Army, a group that works to connect artists all over the world. “Art has been a calling,” she said. “I’ve never had a negative response and I love that tear-jerker reaction the rst time someone sees something that I created for them.” Woleslagle’s caricature talents are available for parties and events for those who want to give their guests a “unique experience.” She is also available for commissions of original works. “The art community is so accepting,” said Woleslagle. “Everyone wants to help one another.” Long term plans include her own storefront, potentially in Gulf County, that will bring together art, fashion and a great cup of coffee. While living in the area, Woleslagle plans to attend Gulf Coast State College for business in order to more effectively market and promote her art. “I want to take this town full force,” she said with a smile. Woleslagle’s gallery is available by appointment only. To get in touch, visit her online at www. ARTIST from page B1 Morris, Bowen and Bowman, Reed Waddle, King Cotton, Cadillac Willy, Thirty-Three and the Kevin Jacobs Band. “It was a great opportunity to highlight local bands,” said Pickett. “I think we’ve successfully transitioned into a Scallop and Music festival.” Also on Saturday, the Sacred Heart Guild held a Duck Derby. In the weeks prior to the festival, the Guild sold rubber ducks which were then set across the George Core Lagoon. The owners of the rst ducks to reach the other side received prizes that included an iPad Mini and gift certi cates to area restaurants. “Someone attending from out of town can see how an event like this bene ts the community,” said Pickett. “It puts Port St. Joe in a positive light that we’re supporting our non-pro ts.” Though O’Neil had approached the event with a “rain or shine” mentality, she was pleased that the only thing coming out of the sky was sunlight. Seating was added under the park’s trees and concertgoers enjoyed a nice breeze off the bay. “The weather was gorgeous and the bistro lights were beautiful,” said O’Neil. Pickett and O’Neil thanked their “army of volunteers” for their support and said that without their help and the aid of local sponsors, the event wouldn’t have been possible. “It was exhausting, but extremely rewarding,” said Pickett. So, how do Pickett and O’Neil plan to top Port St. Joe’s signature event next year? “We already have some ideas,” said Pickett with a smile. “I’ll tell you next year.” SCALLOP from page B1 WES LOCHER | The Star The artist uses acrylic paints, graphite, and colored pencil to create her art. 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Throughout the week students interacted with university faculty and graduate students as opportunities were provided to learn about a variety of STEM career options and the postsecondary preparation required. They also gained familiarity with techniques and procedures used in scienti c research by conducting experiments involving crystallization, DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and construction of morphological and molecular phylogenies of a group of plants. These experiments took place in the Health Science Center and were led by UF College of Medicine students and university faculty members. Students also took advantage of some of the outside classrooms on campus as they learned about soils, explored a Florida wetland ecosystem where they waded through wetlands to collect various types of data, spelunked in a dry cave associated with the Floridan Aquifer, and visited Blue Springs, where water from the Floridan Aquifer emerges. Throughout the week students used universityprovided iPads to document their experiences daily on Edmodo and Blogger. The iPads were also used to create a photographic journal and develop nal presentations covering a range of STEM careers. The week was packed full of fun learning and students went home with many new friends and an expanded outlook on STEM career options. The FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Project is funded through the Florida Department of Education’s Race to the Top award and involves a partnership among Florida’s three educational consortia, which provide critical educational support services to Florida’s small and rural school districts. The consortia are Panhandle Area Educational Consortium in northwest Florida, Heartland Educational Consortium in south central Florida, and North East Florida Educational Consortium in the northeast part of the state. The project is focused on serving gifted and talented students in grades nine through 12 who reside in the small and rural school districts served by PAEC, HEC, and NEFEC. The Project affords increased access to rigorous STEM courses, provides collaborative problemsolving experiences and ensures that students are well informed about STEM career options. Special to The Star Summer is almost over, and it is time to prepare for school again. There are some changes in personnel, and some changes in times. Open House is from noon to 1 p.m. ET on Friday. All parents who can attend should come to the auditorium rst for a short introduction, during which time the school will review the new expectations. After that, parents and students can visit the classrooms and meet the teachers. The school day begins promptly at 7:50 a.m. which means students should be in their classrooms ready to work at that time. Gates will be locked at 7:45 a.m. in order to accomplish this. If your child arrives after that time, he or she will need to check in through the front of ce, and the student will be marked tardy. After the rst week of school, kindergarten parents should refrain from entering the classroom with their child. Drop them off at the gate, and they will make it to the class by themselves. Parents of children in grades one through six should not need to walk your children to their rooms. There are personnel stationed all over campus to assist and supervise students on their way to class. School ends at 2:50 p.m. If picking up your child, be in one of the four designated pick-up lines close to this time. There is no need to come early, as gates will not open until 2:50 p.m. and children will not be dismissed until then. This time change will not affect bus riders. Those students who stay in pre-k all day will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. Park in the pre-k lot and sign-out your child in the classroom. By dismissing them early, it should relieve some of the congestion in the Kiss and Go lane experienced in the afternoons. It is very important to send your child to school every day with everything they need to be successful. Classroom interruptions will be kept to a minimum. Remember to send supplies, snacks, pack lunches if they do not eat in the cafeteria, and do not check them out early if at all possible. Every minute of instruction is vital to their education. Special to The Star The administration and staff of Faith Christian School would like to welcome you to the 2013– 2014 school year. After 39 years of serving Gulf County and the surrounding communities, we enter our 40th year of ministry with thankfulness and praise. When you visit the campus, you will notice the improvements of the facilities. This is just another sign of God’s faithfulness and the dedication of parents who believe in the importance of the ministry of Faith Christian School. Open House for preschool, elementary and middle school students is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Friday. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, examine the curriculum and learn the policies and procedures for the new school year. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend. It is not too late to enroll you star student for the 2013-2014 school year. Call 229-6707 for more information. Class sizes are limited so call today. School will begin 8 a.m. ET Monday. The Lion’s Tale Star Staff Report The following is the bus schedule for Gulf County public schools as children are welcomed back Monday. WEWAHITCHKA No. 89 – Bruce Husband: W. Highway 22, Kemp Cemetery and Williamsburg Road, Highway 22A east of Creamer Road. No. 81 – Debbie Gillespie: Highway 386, Whispering Pines, Lester Drive. No. 82 – Eddie Price: Dalkeith, Highway 381, S. Highway 71. No. 77 – Mike Dunn: Lands Landing, Roberts Cemetery Road, Forehand Road, Hysmith Drive, Angela Court and 5 Acre Farms. No. 87 – Carol Clayton: Red Bull Island, Lake Grove/Dam Road, Jehu Cemetery Road and Courthouse. No. 74 – Sub: Stonemill Creek, Gary Rowell Road/ State Park, Lakeside Lodge, County Line South. No. 75 – Pam Stiles: N. Highway 71 (County line), Dead Lakes Fish Camps, E. Diana Street and Michael Street (Stonemill Creek). PORT ST. JOE No. 86 – Paul Davis: Jones Homestead, Simmons Bayou, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass. No. 85 – Sherri Matthews: Mexico Beach. No. 84 – Michelle Rivers (Sub): White City, Howard Creek. No. 80 – Buddy Caswell (Sub): Beacon Hill, Overstreet, Highway 386 and Highland View (Whiting Street and Victoria Avenue). No. 88 – Bob Pelc: Gulf Aire, St. Joe Beach and WindMark. No. 73 – Sheila Fennell: North Port St. Joe D-F (Avenue D, Battle to Peters Avenue; E-F, Hodrick to Peters Street). No. 68 – Pam Harris: Busy Bee, Lizville and Avenue A. No. 76 – Shirley Williams: Highland View. No. 78 – Shirley Bryant: North Port St. Joe. Gulf County public schools bus schedule STEM scholars explore careers Above: DanTasia Welch (Port St. Joe High) carefully observes the time it takes varieties of Drosophila melanogaster to recover from a cold-induced coma during an activity in the Entomology Department. Left: Samantha Hoover (Wewahitchka High) and Doran McFalls (Wakulla High) listen as a UF agronomy doctoral student explains how soil type impacts various ecosystems. School News PSJ Elementary School changes times


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Each week will feature a particular type of Psalm. The Psalter is the ancient hymnal of Israel; it also was the prayer book of Jesus. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz, pastor of FUMC, will talk each Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. about how the Psalms can be a great resource to deepen your spirituality. Because the Psalter is a musical book, each week will integrate music from many different genres including: gospel, rock, folk, country, and jazz. This Sunday, the focus will be Psalm 119 with An Alphabet Song: Learning the Grammar of Faith with music featuring the Sanctuary Choir (11 a.m.) and the Praise Band (9 a.m.) singing Thy Word by Amy Grant. On Aug. 18, the focus will be on Psalm 150 with Jazz: The Music of the Soul, featuring Art Long, jazz saxophonist, playing A Love Supreme by John Coltrane and accompanying the Sanctuary choir singing Come Sunday by Duke Ellington. On Aug. 25, the focus is on Psalm 146 with Hallelujah: The Soundtrack of Life featuring Ann Comforter and Geoffrey Lentz singing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. On Sept. 1, the focus is on Psalm 88, A Country Psalm: Learn to Lament, featuring Living Waters singing Unclouded Day and I Saw the Light. And the grand nale is on Sep. 8, focusing on Psalm 22 with A Gospel Song: Learning to Pray with Jesus, featuring the Nashville Gospel Singer/Song writer Jerry Salley. Jerrys songs have sold over 14 million records worldwide and received a prestigious Dove award. Jesus is the head of church, the only way to heaven above. Wed be lost and doomed to hell, but for our Saviors love. We are redeemed by His blood, if only we believe. Our sins are cast away and His pardon well receive. You might not accept this, but you cant say you havent heard. If you need more proof, you can read it in Gods word. When you read the word, I pray you get the message there. That God is real and Christ Divine, as all its pages do declare. When you know the truth, the rest is up to you. The truth is, Hell still be head of the church, no matter what you do. Billy Johnson Special to The Star How to cope with betrayal will be explored at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Aug. 12 at Lifetree Caf. The program, titled Betrayed, features a short lm of a man who dealt with his wifes extramarital affairs. Lifetree representative Craig Cable said the program offers help for those whove faced betrayal in a marriage, a friendship, or a work setting. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or Special to The Star Clarence Monette of Port St. Joe was elected to serve as Supreme Vice Chancellor at the 67th Biennial Session of the Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias and the Supreme Court Order of Calanthe held in Tampa on July 19-21. As Supreme Vice Chancellor Monette also serves as head of the Order of Calanthe; the womens auxiliary of the Knights of Pythias; and as Supreme Worthy Counsellor. At the 67th Biennial Banquet, Monette was honored with the presentation of a plaque designating him Grand Chancellor of the year. The plaque was presented by Sir Donald Austin, Supreme Chancellor. Monette was also reappointed Chairman of Education for the Supreme Lodge and Chairman of Scholarships for the Pythian/Calanthe National Education Scholarship Committee. The Knights of Pythias is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in North America founded in 1864, and dedicated to universal peace and goodwill and the practice of Friendship, Charity and Benevolence. Pythians are also dedicated to creating strong communities through a wide range of social service projects. Port St. Joes Clarence Monette, right, is honored by Sir Donald Austin during the 67th Biennial Session of the Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias. SPECIAL TO THE STAR Monette serves as of cer at Knights of Pythias conference Celebrate summer with Psalms at FUMC Coping with betrayal explored at Lifetree Caf Jesus, head of the church Thursday, August 8, 2013


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Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 1, 2013. Lillian E. Lewis 909 10th Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Personal Representative Estate of John E. Lewis, Deceased THOMAS S. GIBSON FL Bar No. 0350583 RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. 116 Sailor’s Cove Dr. P. O. Box 39 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 (850) 229-8211 Attorney for Personal Representative August 1, 8, 2013 91399S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1341 Application No. 2013-30 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05236-060R Description of Property: PARCEL C: A portion of Lots 4 & 5, Block 71, Re-Subdivision of all of Blocks Sixty-Eight, Sixty-Nine, Seventy, Seventy-One, Seventy-Two, SeventyThree, Seventy-Four and Seventy-Five, according to Official Map No. 12 of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 37, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, being more particularly described as: Commence at the Northeast corner of Lot 7, Block 71, Re-Subdivision of all of Blocks Sixty-Eight, Sixty-Nine, Seventy, Seventy-One, Seventy-Two, SeventyThree, Seventy-Four and Seventy-Five, according to Official Map No. 12 of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 37, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida; thence South 85 degrees 00’27” West, 177.94 feet to a point on the Northeasterly right of way line of Palm Boulevard; thence along said Northeasterly right of way line, North 19 degrees 14’00” West, 39.86 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave to the East; thence Northerly along said right of way line, along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 19.30 feet, an arc length of 18.47 feet, and a central angle of 54 degrees 50’00”; thence along the Southeasterly right of way line of Nineteenth Street, North 35 degrees 36’00” East, 43.03 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said right of way line, North 35 degrees 36’00” East, 96.58 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 4, Block 71; thence leaving said right of way line, South 51 degrees 43’21” East, 142.48 feet along the Northerly boundary line of said Lot 4 to the Northeast corner of said Lot 4, Block 71; thence along the East line of said Lot 4, South 09 degrees 03’54” West, 36.03 feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot 5, Block 71; thence North 74 degrees 21’36” West, 168.93 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands containing 0.23 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Paul Cox and William T. Watson All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 21st day of August, 2013. Dated this 16th day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 2013 94401S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1754 Application No. 2013-29 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06346-925R Description of Property: Lot 13, Block C. Sunset Pointe Subdivision, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Sarah Chappell Edwards All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 21st day of August, 2013. Dated this 16th day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 2013 91942S NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing and Roadside Service, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on August 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET at 4258 County Road 386, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes, Coastal Towing and Roadside Service, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. 2001 FORD 1FTRW07LX1KE17766 August 8, 2013 94519S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1587 Application No. 2013-32 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06291-080R Description of Property: Lot 16, Surfside Estates II, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3 at Pages 46 and 47 of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Michael R. McNew and Nancy Hanks-McNew All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2013 94517S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1493 Application No. 2013-33 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 06267-600R Description of Property: Lot 25, Paradise Gulf Paradise Bay, as per plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Rudolph J. Forte, Jr., Nicholas Brauning and Thomas J. Huber All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2013 94549S IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILACTION CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000060 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LPFKACOUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. Plaintiff, vs. JASON P. BARBOUR, et. el. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated the 18th day of July, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 23-2012CA-000060, in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LPFKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LPis the Plaintiff, and JASON P. BARBOUR, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Commencing at a concrete monument marking the NW corner of NE 1/4 of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida; thence 1ƒ(DORQJ the North line of said NE 1/4 for 680.04 feet to an iron rod; thence FRQWLQXH1ƒ E, along said North line for 276.00 feet to an iron rod; thence S ƒ(IRU feet to an iron rod on the South right of way line of a paved County Road as occupied, said point being 30.00 feet South of the centerline of pavement of said road; thence N ƒ(DORQJVDLG South right of way line a distance of 105.00 feet to an iron rod for the Point of Beginning; thence continue N ƒ(DORQJVDLG right of way line for 105.00 feet to an iron URGWKHQFH6ƒ E, 220.00 feet to an iron rod; thence S ƒ: feet to an iron rod; WKHQFH1ƒ: 220.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being located in the NE 1/4 of Section 33, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. The South 10.00 feet of the above described property being subject to a private easement for the purposes of ingress and egress Together with that certain doublewide mobile home described as: 2004 CHAN Vin 2208482A #0090445639 and 2004 CHAN Vin 220848B #0090445717 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, FL32456 at 11:00 AM, on the 22nd day of August, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: July 19, 2013. Rebecca Norris Gulf County Clerk of Court Clerk of Circuit Court By: Barbara Baxter Deputy Clerk August 1, 8, 2013 94619S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 6th day of August, 2013, at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will have the 1st reading and on the 20th day of August, 2013, at 6:00 P.M., EST, in the regular Commission meeting room at the Municipal Building, Port St. Joe, Florida, will consider for final adoption an Ordinance with the following title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA REPEALING A SECTION OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, PROVIDING FOR A NEW SECTION 5.07, PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City of Port St. Joe City Hall, located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writing to the City Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. Transactions of the public hearing will not be recorded. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure a verbatim record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wishes to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk’s Office at (850) 229-8261, Ext. 114. CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA BY: S/ MEL MAGIDSON, JR. Mayor-Commissioner Attest: S/ Charlotte M. Pierce City Clerk August 1, 8, 2013 94651S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 799 Application No. 2013-35 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 R.E. No: 03391-013R Description of Property: TRACT “B” Begin at a concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 119.50 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 55 seconds West 175.54 feet, thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 26 seconds West 169.51 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Forest Street, thence run South 89 degrees 57 minutes 31 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 175.56 feet, thence run South 49.68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.68 of an acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Valerie Dodds All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of September, 2013. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 94649S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nicole Seybold the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 798 Application No. 2013-34 Date of Issuance: May 27, 2009 R.E. No: 03391-012R Description of Property: TRACT “A” Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northeast covner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, and thence run South 119.50 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 55 minutes 55 seconds West 175.54 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 89 degrees 55 minutes 55 seconds West 174.57 feet to a concrete monument on the Easterly right-of-way boundary of Palmetto Street, thence run North 00 degrees 02 minutes 26 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 169.84 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Forest Street, thence run South 89 Degrees 57 minutes 31 seconds East along said Southerly right-ofway boundary 174.57 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 26 seconds East 169.51 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.68 of an acre, more or less. Name in which assessed: Valerie Dodds All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of September, 2013. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 94655S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS CITY OF PORT ST. JOE RFP 2013-05 The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHTHOUSE & KEEPER’S QUARTERS RELOCATION AND RESTORATION The project includes preparation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Keeper’s Quarters, and Oil Storage Shed for relocation, transport plan, construction of temporary roadbeds, new foundation systems and placement, and anchoring at new site location. Movement of the Cape San Blas lighthouse, keeper’s quarters and oil storage shed and foundation structures, restoration of existing finishes around base of new site, restoration and infill of existing site. Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The completion date for this project will be 90 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $500.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the “Cape San Blas Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Relocation and Restoration” Alpha & Omega Cleaning Services “Cleaning through Inspiration ” Move in/Move out, vacation rentals and commercial... call for details! 850-827-4283 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020


B6 | The Star Thursday, August 8, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 4510161 4510160 1113086 160 Properties 65 Offerings August 27th & 28th 11:00 a.m. Atlanta, GA Holiday Inn Atlanta 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. GAL # 2034; FLAL # AB-1488 Information 800.479.1763 A B S O L U T E* A UC T I O N 4515281 RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www. rst PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW 1 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED CONDO WITH POOL ON TIMBER ISLAND ........................ $750 2 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT IN LANARK ...................................................... $500 1 BR / 1 BR FURNISHED APARTMENT IN LANARK ................ ............... ....................... $500 2 BR / 1 BA UNFURNISHED IN LANARK ....................... ............... ................ $375 3 BR / 1 BR HOME IN CARRABELLE ................................................$700 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ FT / 2 LOTS HIGHWAY 98 FRONT AGE ..... ............................ $650 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON HWY 98 UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES CALL CHARLOTTE FOR DETAILS. 850 370 6223 1116053 NURSING FACULTYRN TO BSN PROGRAM This individual will teach an assigned course load & be responsible for academic advising & supervision of clinical activities. Collaborate with the Program Coordinator & other faculty in the continuous systematic program evaluation & other activities as assigned related to accreditation & quality improvement. Curriculum design, review, & revision are also essential skills for this position. Requires: MSN required, Doctorate or current enrollment in doctoral study preferred, 5 years experience as a Registered Nurse with current clinical skills preferred. 1-2 years teaching experience & candidate must possess an active, unencumbered Florida Nursing License. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Position open until lled.Apply at: GCSC Human Resources, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98 Additional info: Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity Oce 850.873.3516 Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on August 29, 2013 at the City of Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read aloud at 3:05 p.m. Eastern Time. The City of Port St. Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Handicapped Accessible/ Fair Housing Jurisdiction. The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in their best interest. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the office of Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida (850) 227-7200 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, August 15, 2013. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. If you have any questions, please call Clay Smallwood at (850) 227-7200. August 1, 8, 2013 94661S PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES City of Port St. Joe, Florida RFP No. 2013-04 The City of Port St. Joe is requesting sealed bids through August 15, 2013, at 4:00 PM, ET, from qualified Information Technology Companies to conduct Computer Hardware and Software Services for all City Computer Systems as needed. The preferred Company will be knowledgeable in local and state governmental regulations, Dell Hardware, MUNIS Software, VMware Esxi 3 & 4, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Terminal Server 2008 R2, Linux Enterprises 5, Postfix & Dovecot Mail Server, Enterasys Expedition series routers, Layer 3 managed network switching, CC Proxy internet proxy and certification in CJIS Security & Awareness Testing. A Certificate of Liability Insurance of $1,000,000 for General Liability must also be included in the bid proposal. All previous bidders must submit a bid proposal to qualify. Statements of proposals with an original signature and 3 copies should be submitted to: City of Port St. Joe 305 Cecil Costin, Sr., Blvd Port St. Joe, FL. 32456 Bids must be clearly marked “RFP #2013-04 Information Technology Services.” The City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid in their judgment will be in their best interest. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the opening. Questions regarding this solicitation may be addressed to: Charlotte Pierce, City Clerk City of Port St. Joe (850)229-8261 Ext 129 August 1, 8, 2013 94679S In The Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 12-265CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Paul W. Groom, II, Jubilation Homeowners Association, Inc., and any unknown parties, including any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and spouses, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against Paul W. Groom, II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: Lot 55 Jubilation Phase II, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 12, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM ET on August 29, 2013. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 26th day of July, 2013. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94677S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-434-CA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JEROME C. WILLIAMS, JR. a/k/a JEROME WILLIAMS and KARI N. DYKES, AND GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of July, 2013, in Case Number 11-434-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein CADENCE BANK is Plaintiff, and JEROME C. WILLIAMS, JR. a/k/a JEROME WILLIAMS, KARI N. DYKES, and GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time on the 29th day of August, 2013, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lot 25, Block A, Integras Rehabilitation Phase II, according to the Plat thereof, As recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 2, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 26th day of July, 2013 REBECCA L NORRIS Clerk of the Court Gulf County, Florida By: B. A. Baxter As Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94681S In The Circuit Court Of The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In And For Gulf County, Florida Case No.: 13-47CA Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Little River Camp, LLC a Florida limited liability company, Paul W. Groom, II, Matthew D. Birmingham, William J. Smiley, Ovation on Cape San Blas Homeowners’ Association, Inc., a Florida corporation, Seven Springs Lake Homeowners Association, Inc., a Florida corporation, and Beach to Bay, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, will sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: EXHIBIT “A” PARCEL1 Lot 89, Block, Ovation on Cape San Blas Phase II, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 61, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. PARCEL 2 An undivided One-Half Interest in and to the following described property: That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, lying East of State Road 71, Less and Except Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 1, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 42, Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and also Less and Except Lots 3 through 10, Block 4, of Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 2, an unrecorded subdivision. Also being described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, and run South 30 feet to concrete marker; thence turn right 90 degrees and run along the South boundary line of Transfer Landing Road a distance of 300 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue along the same line to the point of intersection of the South boundary line of said Transfer Landing Road and the East boundary of State Road No. 71; thence run Southeasterly along the East boundary line of State Road No. 71 to a point of intersection of said East boundary line of State Road 71 and the North boundary line of Land Drive; thence run Easterly following the Northerly boundary line of said Land Drive to the point of intersection with the Southwesterly boundary line of Azalea Drive; thence run Northwesterly following said Southwesterly boundary line of Azalea Drive to the point of intersection with a Westerly extension of the South boundary line of Lot 11, Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 2, Unrecorded; thence run East to the Southeast corner of Lot 11; thence run North along the East boundary line of Lots 11, 12 and 2, of said Twin Lakes Subdivision, Unit 2, Unrecorded, to the Point of Beginning. and Lot 11, 17, 37, 40 and 41, Block A, Seven Springs Lake, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 17, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. at two separate public sales (Parcel 1 and Parcel 2), to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the North door of the Gulf County Courthouse, in Port St. Joe Florida, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on August 29th, 2013. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 25th day of July, 2013. Rebecca Norris CLERK OF COURT By: B.A. Baxter Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94743S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-57PR Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. LINTON, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of WILLIAM H. LINTON, JR., deceased, File Number: 2012-57-PR is pending in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name(s) and address(es) of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s Estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 8, 2013. Personal Representative: Mike Linton c/o Mallory Law Firm, P.A. 1008 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 Attorney for Personal Representative: MALLORY LAW FIRM, P.A. Sherri Denton Mallory FL Bar No. 0699136 1008 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 747-8131 August 8, 15, 2013 94713S PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONTRACTUAL SERVICES RFQ NO: 1213-17 The Board of County Commissioners, Gulf County, Florida (the “County”) is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide Emergency Management Contractual Services for Gulf County Emergency Management, located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. RFP DEADLINE: August 23, 2013 no later than 4:30 PM, E.T. and will be opened on Monday, August 26, 2013 LATE PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE AFOREMENTIONED DEADLINE DATE, EITHER BY MAIL OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND RETURNED UNOPENED. NO FAXED, ELECTRONIC, OR ORAL PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. To be considered, Proposer must submit an original and five (5) copies of the RFQ in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the Proposer’s name, address, and the words RFQ #1213-17 addressed to: Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Rm 149, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Questions may be directed to Joe Danford at (850) 227-1401. Tynalin Smiley Chairman Rebecca Norris Clerk of Court August 8, 2013 94721S PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a Financial Committee Meeting to approve invoices on August 15, 2013. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. CST at the law offices of Harrison, Sale, McCloy, 495 Grand Boulevard, Suite 206, Miramar Beach, FL. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or alicia.stephen@ August 8, 2013 94771S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-42-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF MABLE JEAN SHOOTS Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MABLE JEAN SHOOTS, deceased, whose date of death was June 19, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal represen-tative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 8, 2013. Personal Representative: DONALD W. SHOOTS 2708 Minnesota Ave. Lynn Haven, FL 32444 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charles A. Costin FL Bar No. 699070 P O Box 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Tel: (850)-227-1159 August 8, 15, 2013 Missing Dog Small black dog missing since Monday night. His name is Toby. Very friendly. Majority black shih-tzu with a white belly and paws. About 12lbs. Please call 404-379-8284, 850-227-7828 or email sfellers@ We miss and love him so much! Thank you!! Text FL59327 to 56654 Internal Revenue Service Public Auction Under the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Terry R. & Marilyn B. Vincent. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section 6335 and related regulations. Date of Sale: September 5th,2013 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Registration 09:30 A.M. Location of Sale: Calhoun County 20859 East Central Avenue, Blountstown, FL 32424 Only the right, title, and interest of Terry R. & Marilyn B. Vincent in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the Internal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being sold. Description of Property: The real property has a street address of 20565 NE Lee Farm Rd., Blountstown, FL, 32424. It contains a minimum of 20 acres of land with a single family residence on it. Parcel ID # 08-1N-08-0000-0009-0100 Payment Terms: 20 % payment of the successful bid within one hour of the conclusion of the sale and the remaining funds are due no later than September 27th, 2013 by 03:00 P.M. All payments must be by cash, certified check, cashier’s or treasurer’s check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. 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Emera l dCoast M ar k etp l ace 747 50 2 0 4515377Job Announcement Center ManagerNFCD is seeking a Center Manager for South Gulf Early Learning Center. CM is responsible for directing and supervising all center activities as they relate to the overall goal of the program. Duties include: supervising the planning/preparation of learning environments and all center staff; monitoring lesson plans; ongoing monitoring; and maintaining communicative relationship wi th parents and staff. Requires a minimum of AS in Early Childhood Education or related eld; 5 or more years experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschool children; DCF Credentialed Director and VPK Director Endorsement. NFCD offers an attractive benet package (health, dental, life, disability, sick leave, etc.) Send resumes to, fax 850-639-6167. 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