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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001
PSJ Homecoming Pg. 12A
Birding Festival Pg. 7A
Area Sports Pg. 10-?1?A
Law Enforcement Pg. 6A
Worship Listing Pg. 8A
NWR Tours Pg. 18
School News Pg. 2-3B
Classifieds Pg. 4-5B
Trades & Services Pg. 68
This weekend the 27th
Annual Tapper Invitational will be
held in Port St. Joe. The three-day
event is hosted by the George G.
and Amelia G. Tapper Foundation
and The Gulf Coast Community
College Foundation and will bene-
fit, the Gulf Coast Community
Continuing the tradition of
community service in Northwest
Florida. the event will be held
October 5, 6, and 7, at the St.
Joseph Bay Country. Club. kick-
ing off with a Cocktail Gala Friday
evening. 5:30 EDT7'i-t Bay6u
Pines, 1601 ConstitUtion Drive.
hosted by the Foundation and
S David and Trish Warriner. This
evening is exclusively for patrons
!and contributors. There will be an
open bar. dress is golf casual.
Golfing begins with a shotgun
start at 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
on Saturday and Sunday with
prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd,
and 4th place. Space is limited to
the first 150 entrants.
: The awards presentation will
begin at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Sunday at the country club. The
public is cordially invited to wit-
ness the presentation.
Proceeds of over $150,000
frpm previous tournaments have
been donated to the Gulf Coast
Community College for scholar-
ships and academic programs.
For additional information, con-
tact the George G. and Amelia G.
Tapper Foundation at 850/227-
Testing Will Stari
Ferrel Allen, overseer of the an environmental evaluation
paper mill site, and Steve the former paper mill and adj
Hamilton, environmental special- ing parcels of property ownec
ist with Stone Container, met with Stone Container and The St.
Port St. Joe city commissioners Company, respectively, in Pprt
during their regular meeting Joe.
Tuesday and. told them the state Stone Container and The
has approved the environmental Joe Company, current owner
assessment/testing plan for the separate properties that comp
former mill complex site. the study area, requested that
FDEP oversee the environme
The agreement provides for testing in an effort to add
Stone Container, The St. Joe community concerns about e
Company, and the Florida ronmental contamination anc
Department of Environmental accelerate economic redeve
Protection (FDEP) to cooperate in ment in the area.
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Testing On Go
October 16 Results In December
Ferrel Allen addresses the Port St. Joe board.
Bizarre Accident Leaves
Trail of Destruction at M.B.
-A family dispute prompted a
bizarre series of events Friday
afternoon as a Panama City' man
was charged with multiple viola-
tions resulting from three 'sepa-
rate wrecks along a fleeing route
that covered several miles.
The incident started late
Friday afternoon when. Mexico
Beach Officer Bret Littlefield
received a disturbance call from
the Swifl'ty erve store in Mexico
Beach. Upon arriving at the busi-
ness, Officer Littlefield was
advised that the parties involved
in the disturbance had left travel-
ing eastbound on U.S. Highway
98, according to Mexico Beach
Police Chief Brad Hall.
Officer Littlefield then
received another call' about a
female who was hurt at the road-
side hear the corner of 29th Street
and Highway,98. As it turned' out,
the, injured person was Patricia
Goldsberr', 29; of Altha. She is
the sister of Kenneth E. Hires, Sr.
33, of Panama City, and appar-
erintly had been pushed from a
mmoing vehicle (2001 Kia four-
door) driven by Hires, according
* to Chief Hall and the Florida
Highway Patrol report.
The officer stopped to assist
'Emergency Medical Services per-
sonnel at the scene, but was soon
summoned further up the high-
way to the Express Lane where
apparently the same driver was
attempting to jump the curb and
ram his way into the business.
Evidently, because of low
ground clearance, he was unable
to jump the curb. but did strike
another vehicle driven by Police
Chief Hall's mother, causing
minor damage. '
Hires continued to stay one
.step ahead of Officer Littlefield,
but the officer left in pursuit of
Hires, who continued to travel
east on Highway 98.
Hires then rear-ended a 1997
Two Arrested In Saturday Drug Bust
Drugs May Have Been Bound For G.C.I., If Successful
Gulf County Sheriffs Deputy
Larry Hightower's stop of a speed-
er last Saturday evening turned
out to be a lot more than just
another heavy footed driver.
Deputy Hightower stopped a
vehicle traveling west on Highway
22 at 9:02 Saturday night at a
9 rate of 87 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h.
speed zone. During the stop, he
discovered the driver, Yanina
Luna, 22, of West Palm Beach, did
not possess ia valid driver's
Further investigation also
revealed, that Luna and her pas-
senger, Maggi Johns, 25, also of
West Palm Beach, had been using
He arrested both female occu-
pants and began a search of the
vehicle. A bag of powder cocaine
(with two straws), two MDMA
tablets, and 32 other pills.
believed to be controlled sub-
stances were found.
SAn assortment of drugs and cash was found during a vehicle
and local hotel room search.
He requested the assistance
of Investigator Tim Hightower and
Deputy Jake Richards. The sub-,
sequent trail of leads took them to
a local hotel room where a search
of Luna and Johns' room was
conducted. It turned out' that
Lorena Hernandez, 18, of Miami,.
was also an occupant of the hotel
Eight balloons of marijuana,
18 rocks of crack cocaine, -and
$801 in cash, along with a pill
Hernandez claimed was Xanex,
but did not have a prescription
for, were found during the search.
They further discovered that
the females were in the area to
visit with inmates at Gulf
Correctional Institution. -Investi-
gators suspect by the packaging
and actions of the females that
the drugs were bound for the
inmates through what may have
been a plan to smuggle them into
Luna is held on $50,000 bond
for no valid driver's license, pos-
session of drug .paraphernalia,
and possession of cocaine.
Johns is held on $50,000
bond for possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription, possession of cocaine,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
possession of crack cocaine with
intent to distribute, and posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
Study area testing will
include the Installation of ground-
water monitoring wells, and the
sampling of groundwater, soils
and sediments. .Environmental
engineering firms Malcolm Pirnie
and PSI will conduct the testing.
pending the approval of proce-
,dures by FDEP. Initial testing of
the study area should be complet-
ed by year's end. Once completed,
Stone will conduct a public infor-
mation session to discuss its find-
Steve Hamilton, regional envi-
ronmental services manager for
SSCC, said that sampling on the
property will not take place wvith-
out FDEP personnel on site to
participate in the process.
"We understand the impor-
tance of this property to the
.,community and tohwe. econonrlic
Future of Port St. Joe." Hamilton
said. "Stone is committed to com-
pleting its portion of the testing
process in a timely manner and
moving forward with recommen-
dations for any necessary further
action at the former paper mill."
:Hamilton also pointed but
that split sampling will be done.
(See MILL on Page 3A)
Lisa Curry Guls Miss"
Lisa Curry was selected as Gulf County's Junior Miss during
Saturday's competition. See story on Page 6.
Foundation Gives $10,000
To Gulf Elementary Schools
Cultural Enrichment Program
Funded by Arvida and St. Joe,
including "WindMark Beach Sales
The 'Northwest Florida
Improvement Foundation (NFIF)
presented Jerry Kelley, superin-
tendent of Gulf County Schools,
with a check for $10,000 to
underwrite a cultural enrichment
program for Gulf County public
The NFIF is funded by sales at
Arvida communities, including
WindMark Beach in Port St. Joe,
and was established by The St.
Joe Company., The cultural
enrichment program, to be
administered by Sara Joe Wooten
of the Gulf County School
District, is primarily geared
toward all students at Port St. Joe
Elementary and Wewahitehka
Students at those schools will
be given opportunities to attend
special art programs to expand
their cultural horizons. As well,,
the program will conclude in the
Spring'with 'an "Arts in the Sun"
fest that will engage both. Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka High
School students and fourth and
fifth graders at both Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe Elementary
"An important aspect of our,
foundation's mission is to support
initiatives that enhance the quali-
ty of life of the communities we
-serve," said Britt Greene, NFIF
president and president of
Arvida's West Florida Operations.
"It's especially gratifying to
know that this program will reach
well over 1,000 children, so they
can experience musical programs,
plays, or museums first hand.
Artistic experiences open worlds
to all of us, and their real value
can't be quantified so much as it
can be seen in the delighted
expressions on the faces of chil-
dren. Children are bombarded
with so many images through the
media that aren't always enrich-
ing. Programs like this one for
Gulf County children open them
to new ideas and experiences that
expand their cultural awareness,"
"This grant will provide Gulf
County students with many excit-
ing and enriching opportunities
that can enhance their educa-
tion," said Superintendent Kelley.
"Providing positive cultural expe-
riences and quality art activities
will make possible the extras that
are so necessary today for a well-
"This is a wonderful
opportunity our children have
never had before," said Sara Joe
Wooten, Director of ,Human
Resources and Curriculum. "I am
especially excited about the "Arts
in the Sun" which will engage
high school art and music stu-
dents who will then act as mentor
teachers for fourth, and fifth
graders, introducing them to art
from a different focus than they
School representatives and students graciously accepted $10,000 check from the Northwest
Florida Improvement Foundation for Gulf's elementary school.
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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY ...1hbYeley Cob r
COLUMNm 44 Vt 4 byKesleyColbert'.
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR imely assurance
Time For A 1
R eturn to At I don't have many friends in
New Jersey. O.K., I only have two
g e friends in New Jersey. But they are
V t3 prettyy special...
Lar V o ing Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Beck
come down to see me about once a
Gulf County commissioners started a process several weeks
ago that could-in my humble opinion-have a dramatically ..'
positive impact on.the overall direction of the board and coun- -
Board members would only be honest to tell you that
because of single member districts a certain amount of biased ..i
single mindedness toward their district is an absolute must if
they plan on being re-elected. ..
This is only natural and any commissioner, or school board
member for that matter, worth his/her salt should hold the :.
needs, concerns, and wishes of their district constituents as a
major priority whether the county votes by single member dis-
tricts or the at-large :voting process.
It's what happens with the elected officers' other relation- .
ships that are of greatest concern. No county needs district
commissioners or board members. We don't call them district
commissioners or district board members, do we? Their very
title calls for representation to all voters in ,Gulf County, not
just those who happen to live within their district.
Four of Gulf County's commissioners have voted in support
of Gulf County challenging a consent decree. and seeking a fed-
eral judge's review of the creation of single member districts in
efforts to return to at-large voting. This process is moving for-
ward with a federal court attorney the board has retained to r
review the case and its merit. '
Gulf County Attorney Tim McFarland has reported back to
the board on more than one occasion that; this process is pro-
gressing. It's time for the war between the north and the south
to end. We need to bury the hatchet and not in our broth-
er's back. .
Gulf County has some major issues to face and we need to
do so with a clear understanding that what's good for one per-
son in Gulf County is good for all. Folks making that daily drive.
from the southern portion of the county to the north going to
work at the prison, can attest to that just as well as those citi-
zensthey pass coming and going to work from the opposite end
of the county.
My hat goes off to the four commissioners (Carl Fox, Jerry .
Barnes, Billy Traylor, Carmen McLemore) who have said, "It's
time for us to move forward." ,
I can also see where Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. is ; i
reluctant to support this .measure. He was one of the parties -
listed in the consent decree and is currently filling ,the minori-
ty district representation slot (District 4) on the county board.
I must confess to not having a good feel for how the major-
ity of minorities in the county think on this question. But, I do i,
firmly believe that a lot has changed since the 1987 decree was
issued. First and foremost, Gulf County voters have elected
minorities to represent them on both the county-wide and local
city levels without being held under a decree- or obligation to'do
so. Minorities have. been elected just because the voters
thought they were the best, candidates for the jobs, and cast u I
their votes accordingly. '
I believe this .is. fantastic. Gulfs voters have proven that
their judgment goes far beyond the dolor of one's skin. With L ,
county-wide voting, I think voters would seek candidates best
for Gulf County a a. whole 'and who would prove that their'
judgment goes far beyond where a person lives in the county.
year. They don't stay long. They
understand and adhere to Ben
Franklin's "Fish and Visitoirs" phi-
losophy. I think that may be the
key to our friendship! It takes
some stand-out folks to eat the
pork chops and eo home!
I'm kidding you here gang. I
have begged the. Becks to stay
longer. They are engaging, inter-
esting, informative, amazingly con-.
genial and they always insist on
paying for lunch! I tell you, they
ain't like most of my wife's rela-
ties who come downT for a visit .
They are simply a joy to be
around. You can't help but feel
good when you are with them.
You can understand why my
heart leaped last week when I
heard that familiar voice on the
phone, "Kesley, Sam Beck, how are
I'm thinking happy thoughts
immediately. We will talk a little
baseball. A little American history.
Some Will Rogers. We'll cover some
old movies. He is tremendously
patient with my New Jersey ques-
tions. Mrs. Beck will fill me in
about Sam's youth. I started
immediately thinking of a place to
eat. They always let me choose .
"Mr. Beck, it's great to hear
from you. What time do you want
to have lunch?" ',
"Kesley, I'm in New Jersey. We
felt we couldn't make our usual
trip given the circumstances of the
past two weeks. We are just twen-
ty-five miles from the World Trade
I was angry for an instant.
Everyone is talking about "getting
back, to normal." But thqvre, is
something drastically "abnormal"
about theBecks not coming!- VWe
have started a tradition of delight-
ful lunches over the years; 'Why
should I be deprived of our time
together because some idiotic ter-
rorist group- ,
"Kesley, we had friends in both
towers." There was a moment's
pause. I could feel his obvious
grief. And concern. He is that kind
I felt like the fool that I so often
aml I was more interested i, inmy
own little selfish desires that I
overlooked the real picture
"Mr. Beck, I am so sorry, .
We talked of the tragedy. He
pointed out how much worse .this
was than Pearl Harbor, "They
attacked civilians. Unprotected.
unsuspecting civilians." I e,6uld
hear the disbelief, the incredulous
bewilderment that we: all felt..
"And it wasn't just an attack
on. America, Kes. They hit the
World Trade Center. There were
over eighty different nations repre-
sented there on Tuesday morning.
It was an attack against everybody
in the world that doesn't believe
just like they do. It is a different
kind of enemy."
Mr. Beck was around for Pea1rl
Harbor. And he has the experience
and wisdom to undcTstand the
global scope and magnitude of the
events that are unfolding right
before our very eyes. I held the
receiver tightly to my ear. I wasn't
about to miss a word!
He discussed the sinking of
the Lusitania and America's
entrance into World War I. "The
German high command gave the
Kaiser a twelve volume report
detailing how the U-boats would
never allow an American troop
ship to reach Europe."
I didn't know that!
"As it turned out," Mr. Beck
continued,. "never had a group so
grievously underestimated and
I understood! He was quietly
affirming for me that this latest
group of myopic haters, militant
insurgents and "would be" terror-
ists had also underestimated and
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
"Tails" of Special Furr Friends.
. .Their Hearts and Smarts
FRIENDS ARE A fine thing to
have, aren't they? For instance, I
don't suppose the folks in New
York City knew they did have so
many friends who took their trou-
bles so seriously.
Some of those friends are
four-footed, as it was displayed
so graphically on TV the other
night. Search dogs were working
12-hour shifts, around the clock,
trying to locate victims in the
I have one of those friends.
My special friend is not much
more than a ball of fur while most
of those "work dogs" were large
I come to work every Thurs-
day and I'm greeted by two of
those big dogs. There's Jakie and
Jacob, the chocolate and yellow
labs of my two grandsons. Jakie
is sort of stand-offish but Jacob
has his big old head right in my
lap whenever I come in, expecting
a scratch or two behind the ears.
He gets it, too!
BUT, THESE TWO dogs
aren't my "special" friends. That
particular position is already
taken by "Smudgie."
Now, Smudgie is something
She wakes me up every
morning by licking my hand and
face. It's daylight and time to get
to the task of important things
such as scratching her stomach
for a period of time, before I can
get up off the bed.
Then she hangs around until
I get my shower and get dressed,
so I can take her out to get.the'
Smudgie DOES LIKE to go out
and get the paper. She has a reg-
ular route she goes with her nose
to the ground, checking every-
thing out on her way to the paper
box and back.
She'll turn around arid
around;' jump up and down and
bark, like maybe I'm about to give
her a bowl of ice cream when I
slip my shoes on. She knows it's
time to go when I slip my shoes
Smudgie is beside herself
with joy when it comes time to go
get .the newspaper. You'd think
that, was the epitome of activities.
AND MY FRIENDS HAVE
brought me a sack of raw
A large shopping bag 'full of'
Well, I just had to parch a
pan-full of those peanuts. When
they were done cooking, I took a
handful and started for my read-
ing room on the closed-in back
I sat down to read my book .
and eat peanuts with
Smudgie looking up at me: with
that liungry look, acting like she
never-had anything to eat.
I wound up having to shell
her a peanut every time I shelled
one for myself.
She won't eat a peanut right
out of the shell, like one is sup-
She had to have the skin of'
the kernel removed for her dis-
criminating taste. So, there I sat,
shelling a peanut for me and then
shelling one for her and
removing the skin from the ker-
nel for her.
Not that she's spoiled, you
But she can be asleep on the
living room rug and if I start for
the porch door, she. beats me to
WHAT IS THERE about dogs
which allows them to understand
what you are saying, except what
you want them to understand?
I can tell Smudgie not to go
out on the road, on our trips out
to the paper box in the mornings,
and about half the time she will
do it anyhow. When I call her, she
comes when she feels like it and
gets through sniffing around.
But, let us even act like we
might be thinking about going
somewhere and Smudgie perks
up her ears, holds her head up
expectantly, does the twist all
over the house and runs to the
door, expecting to go, too.
Except when we go to church
Then she doesn't try to go
.with us, but goes into the bed-
room and jumps on the bed and
lies there until we get home!
Don't tell me a dog doesn't
know what you' are saying or get-
ting ready to do!.
WHEN I SIT DOWN at the
table to eat, Smudgie is right on
the floor beside me, waiting for a
morsel or two. Even if Frenchie
brings me a sandwich out to my
reading room; if she doesn't bring
something for me to feed Smudgie
she pouts all the while I am eat-
Or else she pesters me for a
bite or two, all the while looking
up at me with those soulful eyes,
with a starving look on her face,
for all the world like a starving
child. And all the time she is as
fat as a butterball.
The crazy dog has gotten to
where she won't even go outside
to do her ablutions unless I get
up and open the door for her.
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Both FDEP and the environmen-
tal consultants will take samples
that will be independently evalu-
ated at separate testing facilities,
"then the two results will be
shared and compared.
There will be five groundwater
- well sampling points at the mill
site and The St. Joe Company
- consultant and FDEP will drill an
additional four wells on St. Joe
property formerly used as an
impoundment area-just north of
the mill site.
. *- Soil samples will also be
talien from areas around the old
-, impound. In addition to these on
land tests and samplings, three
* sediment samplings will be taken
inSt. Joseph Bay-one from just
behind the mill site, another off-
shore from thei former impound-
Sment area, anda final sample far-
'ther north (toward the Gulf
-pounty Canal) from the impound-
Hamilton said testing is
scheduled to start on October
16th and it shouldn't take more
than a week for most of the sam-
ples to be gathered. Data should
b'e back in by mid-November and
evaluations should be completed
by mid-December, at which time a
public meeting will be called to
review the results and announce
any further plan of action.
Both Stone and The St. Joe
Company have committed to fol-
low-up action should testing show
a need for site clean-up.
Commissioners followed the
recommendation of the Park
Committee and have changed the
site of two proposed soccer fields
along the Forest Park area.
Initially, the board was con-
sidering putting two fields where
the city's nine-hole golf
course/practice area is located
between, 16th and 10th Streets.
The committee spokesman Bill
Kennedy suggested the board
instead build. two practice fields
in the area of Fordst Park where
they currently have one field in
place (near 20th Street). These
fields will not be regulation size,
but neither were the other two
proposed fields-which would
have taken the golf course out of
From Page 1
These fields would be a tem-
porary fix and the board and Park
Committee will continue to look
for a site where two regulation
fields might be built. Two options
considered were at a proposed
sports complex site near Holly Hill
Cemetery or possibly on school
board and St. Joe property locat-
ed between the high school and
Commissioner Eugene Raf-
field suggested the board include
county commissioners in the long
term planning, seeking their
assistance since much of the
usage of the facilities would be for
children who live throughout the
In Other Business
*Adopted Ordinance #2.72
dealing with state required waste-
water pre-treatment plans.
eAgreed; to go out on emer-
gency bids and purchase a new
lift pump to replace a worn out
system at one ofthe city lift sta-
tions. There are two pumps in the
station, but if a problem arises
with the other pump ...
*Following a recommendation
from Commissioner Benny
Roberts. the board agreed to
request the Port St. Joe Fire
Department and Police Depart-
ment contribute S500 each
(S 1.000 total) toward the disaster
emergency personnel relief fund.
He also requested a signed card
be sent by each department.
Sara Ross. Hospitality
Coordinator for The Florida Pan-
handle Birding & Wildflower
Festival is looking for a few smil-
ing. friendly individuals who
would be willing to help her wel-
come our area visitors to the festi-
val Oct I 1-14.
You will be able to work bnef
periods of time handling out bot-
tled water, giving directions and
answering questions while wel-
coming small groups of attendees ,
at a vanety of locations where the
tours are being held.
Call Sara if you think you can
help at 850-227-2590 before 7:00
NOW See The Star On Line at
Gary White (left) and Hal Beyer (right) present remanufactured cell phones to Pam Martin and
Rotary Gives 24 "9-1-1 Phones
Members of the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club presented 24 reman-
ufactured cell phones; 12 each to
the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association and Gulf County
Domestic Violence, for emergency
The phones will be used by
recipients to provide emergency
"9-1-1" service to persons who
otherwise might not have it avail-
able to them.
"I am aware of several elder
adults who are in need of these
phones irrunediately," said Jerry
Stokoe. Director of the Gulf'
County Senior Citizens.
You never know when a med-
ical emergency or some other
extenuating circumstances might
occur-these phones can provide
a helpline that might not other-
wise be there," Stokoe adds.
Pam Martin. Gulf County
Domestic Violence, was equally
appreciative. '"These phones are
invaluable in our line of work,"
Clients can have 24-hour-
per-day, 7-days-per-week con-
stant emergency contact via the
cell phones. whether they are
traveling or in some extreme
cases even if phone lines are cut
to clients' residences. Martin said.
While the phones cannot be
used to make personal calls. they
will access the emergency -9-1-1'"
system thus providing emergency
Rotarians Hal Beyer and Gary
White spearheaded the emergency
Area %Domestic Violence
Director Debbie Burkett and
Virginia Thomas, local victims'
advocate, were also present for
Kesley From Page 2
We talked :of the patriotic swell,
in America. It is truly amazing to
turn to a baseball game and enjoy
and appreciate the singing of OUR
National Anthem more than the
game. It is refreshing. And uplift-
And we both agreed that if that
was abnormal .. then let's not
ever go back to normal in that
It is spine chilling to hear sev-
enty thousand people chanting
"USA, USA. USA." It is comforting
to nde down the road and see
American flags hanging from every
other house, mailbox, back wind-
shield, car antenna ....
God bless Americal What a
wonderful sign and prayer!
We discussed the madness of
the news media's obsession to put
every ship deployment, every plane
take-off, every troop movement on
the front pages for the world to
see. Why don't we just let a Bin
Laden aide into the strategy room?
Mr. Beck cautioned that it
would not be easy. He also felt
world opinion would be divided
when we retaliate. We are already
seeing a little of that, and we
haven't even started yet!l
Bless his heart! He has a won-
derful grasp on yesterday, he is
fully aware of today and he under-
stands tomorrow will take courage,
fortitude and togetherness.
You see why I wished he lived
All good things have to come to
an end. He passed along his
regards to my family and we said
I forgot to tell him about my
plan to give Norman Schwarzkopf
a bicycle and a ,pistol and point
him toward Afghanistan.
I forgot to say hello to Mrs.
I forgot to thank him for
remembering us even with all the
terrible happenings in his own
I forgot to tell him what a com-
fort it was just to hear his voice .
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001
By Request at Dixie October 13th
The Wakulla Community
Theatre will return to Apalachi-
cola's Dixie Theatre on Saturday,
October 13 at 8 p.m. to perform
By Request, a musical review that
features some of Broadway's most
famous show tunes.
By Request, arranged by WCT
Director and pianist Reba Mason,
Sfi-st performed June 2 in the his-
toric Sopchoppy Auditorium, fea-
tures such 'show stopper' songs
as Hello, Dollyl, Luck Be A Lady, I
Love You (a bushel and a peck),
Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,
Younger Than Springtime, and
Bali Hai; and Brush Up Your
*Shakespeare, So In Love and Too
Darn Hot! from the Broadway
revival of Kiss Me, Kate! per-
formed by the WCT at the Dixie
Theatre in April this year.
Most of the songs will be per-
formed by the original characters
of the shows produced by the
WCT during its first ten years,
according to Director Mason.
"This is our anniversary year, and
it has been my special privilege to
direct every show during this,
time," Mason said. "Our first 'big'
Broadway musical. Hello, Dolly!
was performed in 1992 after
musical reviews Jubilee 91 and
The Fabulous Fifties. Dolly was
followed by Guys and Dolls,
Oklahoma, South Pacific,
Camelot, My Fair Lady, A
Christmas Carol, The Pajama
Game and Kiss Me, Kate. Al
these shows featured songs that.
were at the time big hits and'
remain popular with audiences
today. It is such a pleasure for our
troupe to be invited back to the
Dixie to perform By Requestl We
are looking forward to'it with
great anticipation!", Mason
All tickets are $10 and may be
purchased at the door. For more
information about By Request and
other upcoming events at the
DixLe Theatre. call the theatre box
office at 653-3200.
SlwD o A t
Bernard A. Pridgeon, III and Martha Lee Maglothin
To Wed In October
Mr. and Mrs. Austiri
Maglothin of Kerrville, Texas are
pleased to announce the, upcom-
ing marriage of their daughter.
Martha Lee Maglothin to Bernard
A. Pridgeon, III. son of Mrs. Ann
Pridgeon and the late Bernard A.
Jaden Is One!
Jaden Grantland turned one
year old on September 12th. He
had his first birthday party at
Nanny Mann's with his friends
Jackie Collingsworth, Brennis
and Blaine Bush, and Lauren
He also celebrated his birth-
day on Saturday. September 15th
with a st Birthday Bov" party at
his house with farrmily and friends.
His guests included his Mom and
Dad, cousin Austin Williams.
Granny and Pop Williams. Uncle
Troy, Aunt Chris. Papa Bobby,
MaKayla and Will Ramsey. Caitlyn
and Celeste Thursbay, Cameron.
Claudia and Christian Alcorn.
Nick and Jacob Renfro, Malesa
Smith, Lexi Combs, Savannah
Gibson, Kayla White and'. their
Jaden is the son of John and
Regina Grantland of Port St. Joe,-
and the grandson of Glen and Dot
Williams all of Port St. Joe, and
Thelma Grantland of Dalton,,
Georga, and Jim Grantland of
Lake in the Hills, Illinois.
The bnde-elect is *a 1995
graduate of Flonda Institute of
Technology with a Bachelor's
degree in Marine Biology and a
Bachelor's degree in Ecology. She
is currently completing her
Master's degree in Wildhfe Ecology
and Conservation at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
Her fiance is a 1979 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School and is
currently employed with BAE
Systems of Cape San Bias.
The wedding is planned for
October 20 at 2:00 p.m. at First
United Methodist Church in Port
St. Joe. A reception will follow at
Treasure Bay Lodge. All friends,
and relatives are invited to attend.
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday, October 9th,,
at 6:15 p.m.. ET. The meeting will
be held at Preble-Rish. Inc., locat-
ed at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
Joe. All members are urged to
-' attend- .
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Sunset Wedding Unites Couple
Amy Jo Parker and Joshua,
Whitfield were joined in marriage
on Saturday. September 22 m a
sunset ceremony on the beach at
Salinas Park, Cape San Bias.
Pastor Steve Victory performed
the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Jay and Laura Metcalf' of Mexico
Beach and Rdbert Morris of
Parker. The "groom is the son of
Kathi W'hitfield, and the late Ray
Whitfield of Port St. Joe.
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Maids of honor were the
bride's sisters Jacqueline ,and
Stephanie Metcalf. Best men were
Odell Dandy and Jimmy Mahafee.
Katelyn Marie Parker, daughter of
the bride, was the flower girl, and
John/Whitfield, son of Adam and
Sheri Whitfield was the ring
bearer. Michael and Philip Mork
were attendants of the bride.
The couple resides in Parker.
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St. Joe Beach
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The Junior Service League "
of Port St. Joe
Saturday, October 20th,
from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m., EST
FREE Concert "By the Monument"
in Constitution Park
A Calypso duet Playing Popular Island and Beach Favorites
Junior Service Leaque
of Port Saint Joe
Bring your lawn chairs and bug spray and enjoy the
music. Paul Gant's famous BBQ and drinks will be sold.
Funded by the Gulf County Tourist Development council
]t4(/~ $d/ ^ d
i by St.]Joe wddlfe Saitctuary andi EdcactiontaI Centte Lnc.
October 11-14, 2001,o
REGISTRATION $25 PER PERSON, $10 CHILDREN UNDER 12 a
Please register NOW event spots are filling fast! ?*.',
On-Site event registration begins Thursday, October 1 1th, at Noon at the Centennial Building in Constitution Park
All proceeds go to support the St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary and Educational Center Inc., a 501c-3 non-profit organization.
The Forgotten Coast welcomes you to our small rural towns and six award-winning federal and state recreational/refuge areas. Miles
of undisturbed coastal habitat, notable for its lack of development, attract over 340 species of birds and other wildlife. We invite
you to share a way of life that's largely unchanged since the 1930's and 40's. Here, surprisingly, the tides of history have left
an undisturbed landscape. We ask you to help us keep it that way during your visit here by leaving it as you found it.
The Festival is based in historic Port St. Joe, Florida. It's just a few miles west of Apalachicola, home of world famous
oysters, a little south of the Tupelo Honey city of Wewahitchka, and next to the quiet sportfishing town of Mexico
'/Beach. All are within an easy drive. The Forgotten Coast has only three traffic lights, no movie theaters,
Small stores and restaurants, and an assortment of places to stay. Small town friendliness, uncrowded
roads, empty beaches, marshlands and vast upland pine forests will make your birding and wildlife
watching experience one of the best in the United States!
Registration Fee includes
i entrance to slate and federal tours. (all children under
"" 14 must be accompanied by an adult). Additional charges may
Supply for guided field trips on private properties, seminars,
workshops and special events.Tours and seminars will be filled on
a first-come basis. Tour sizes range from 7 to 25 participants. When
registering, select a first choice for each event. Every effort will be made to secure your first choice selection; however, we reserve
the right to reschedule as necessary. Only one Festival tour provides bus transportation, so please be prepared to drive your own
vehicle on field trips.
You may register on-line via credit card at our protected web site: www.birdfestival.org Or, if you wish to send a check or money
order payable to the Saint Joe Wildlife Sanctuary/Festival. And mail your check and registration form to the following address:
Florida Panhandle Birding and Wildflower Festival, 1483 Indian Pass Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Any questions? Email us at
email@example.com or phone us at (850) 229-WING.
Don't forget to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, water, binoculars, and field guides. Leashed pets are permitted on Gulf County
Beaches, but not in Mexico Beach. Fishing, swimming and snorkeling opportunities are excellent in the warm Gulf waters in October.
Important: All times are listed in Eastern Time.
Visit the historic Centennial Building, center of festival activities in Constitution Park over-
i and picturesque site for the vendor's promenade with educational displays, birding
items, gardening booths, and seafood specialties.
It's the peak of fall Hawk migration. Rampantly blooming wildflowers
Sparkling white beaches and natural cover the coastline.
areas are deserted by all but shore Migrating Monarch Butterflies color
and woodland birds. the landscape.
TO THESE Old
CO-SPONSORS... VISIT FLORIDA Q C ou y
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park judged the most beautiful beach in the Continental U.S. in
2000 and 2001 by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (Dr. Beach) in his annual rating of America's Best Beaches,
BIRDING BASICS FOR BEGINNING HAWKERS (01) St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, famous for its unique hawk
ti migration pattern, offers excellent viewing opportunities for easy identification of Hawks as they "flare" to rise above
the pines. During this peak migration season with optimal conditions from 200 to, 1,500 per day may occur. Fee: Free
RECOGNIZING RAPTORS AT EAGLE HARBOR (02) View Merlins, Kestrels, Peregrine Falcons and others over the har-
bor on pristine St. Joseph Bay. Spotling scopes and binoculars furnished. Great for veteran birders and beginners. Fee:
Free with registration .7
NEOTROPICALS & SHOREBIRDS TOUR (03) Rangers drive you into the wilderness area where you're likely to spot
Snowy--Plevers &-Piping Plovers. This exclusive opportunity allows you to see a remote area.of the park in comfortable
style. Fee: Free with registration
St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge Nine mile barrier island, home to endangered .
Red Wolves, huge Sambar Deer, eagles, pelicans, boars. Indigo snakes, alligators and sea turtle nesting.
ST VINCENT ISLAND CHILDREN'S BIRD SPOTTING TOUR (04) Young birders get an educational "wagon tour" of the
island after boating over from Indian Pass Children must be accompanied by an adult and bring binoculars. Before
departing the Pass, a slide presentation demonstrates what to look for and how much fun it can be. Youngsters learn the
proper use of binoculars to spot and identify birds they will see in this spectacular National Wildlife Refuge. This is sure
to be a memorable experience. Fee: Free with registration
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve stands sentinel over the
Apalachicola River Basin as it meets the Gulf of Mexico.
APALACHICOLA BAY TOUR (06) Travel by boat a short way down the Apalachicola River to the sandbar just south
of the bridge on famous Apalachicola Bay. Children must be 10 or over. The interpretive staff discusses the bay and
points out brown pelicans, terns, gulls, various waders, and numerous shorebirds. Following the trip, stop by the Reserve '
Museum and see primitive Indian artifacts,, shell and fossil exhibits, or a Florida Black Bear display. Visit the aquarium
or the new songbird aviary. Take the boardwalk path for a magnificent overview of river marshes. There's a spotting
scope at the end of the boardwalk to increase your birding pleasure. Even if you don't have your sea legs for the boat
trip, be sure to visit the Museum during your stay. Open on Saturday. Fee: Free with registration
1 St. Joe Bay State Buffer Preserve -.splendid protection of extensive coastal habitat'recently
Z acquired for state protection and preservation.
COASTAL HABITAT TOUR (07) Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit two waterfront locations during a sin-
gle interpretive trip to identify a variety of coastal habitats, their birds and wildlife. Hiking will be necessary to reach
location (approx. 15 minutes on sandy trail). Fee: Free with registration
*The Troy Deal Tract on St. Joseph Bay offers a superb lookout over the bay and ancient Indian mounds. Habitats include
Coastal Rosemary Scrub, Oak Hammock, and Salt Marsh.
he Treasure Bay Tract, located 'inland from the bay, provides a glimpse of Cypress Sloughs and Scrubby/Longleaf
St. George Island State Park barrier island with nine miles of premier beaches and primitive
dunes. Fall's wildflower wonderland.
ST. GEORGE ISLAND RANGER'S WALK & TALK BIRD & PLANT TOUR (05) This spectacular barrier island state park
is worth a visit any lime of year, but when rangers lead these two-hour morning tours, it will be a special treat. See
shoreline and upland island inhabitants, migrating visitors and native October wildflowers. Experience the best of the
park, from soaring ospreys and shorebirds to the habitat that supports them. Fee: Free with registration
St. Joe Timberlands The largest private landholder in Florida opens several properties for the.
Festival. St. Joe wildlife biologists offer driving, walking, and boating tours at some of the premier wildlife
S. viewing locales in the Iri-county area. Proceeds from these tours are being donated to the St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary & Educational Center, Inc
TUPELO BEND WATERFOWL SUNSET TOUR (08) This site, located on 1,100 acres of flooded impoundment, will
delight both experienced and novice birders. Take a hayride and enjoy thousands of birds returning to their evening
roosts. Species common to this area include wood storks, great blue herons, white ibis, other:wading-birds, swallow tail
kites; Mississippi kites, bittern and other waterfowl species. This area is abundant with otters, white tailed deer and other
wildlife. Don't register late for this great way to start your weekend. Fee: $30.00
RED COCKADED WOODPECKER COLONY TOUR (09) Watch this- endangered species of woodpeckers as they exit
their pine woodlands homes. Learn from RCW biology specialists why these birds choose only to inhabit trees with heart-
wood disease and how the pine pitch from trees may help to repel their predators. Experienced birders will find this
location an easy access to add to their lifetime counts and biologists on the site provide a world of information on this
vanishing species. Fee: $15.00
BOX R RANCH TO LAKE WIMICO BOAT TOURS (10) This beautiful site, with its large old moss covered shade trees,
offers river access along Huckleberry Creek to the breathtaking Lake Wimico. These boat tours will thrill early morning
birders and late risers who can both catch a view of abundant birds and wildlife. Fee: $35.00
MEXICO BEACH SUNRISE BEACH TOUR (11) The St. Joe Company opens its uninhabited beachfront property for your
early morning tour. Walk along beautiful white sandy beaches & blue water that abuts the nearby forest. See multitudes
of shorebirds and forest birds including Kites, Eagles, Hawks, and Bitterns. Local Birder, sandra McInnis, guides this
morning treat. Fee: $20 00
And Others .. .
WILDFLOWERS WITH JOHN SPOHRER AT ST. GEORGE STATE PARK (12) Naturalit, writer, and photographer, John
Spohrer, guides you on a wildflower tour of this barrier island. Hike through an interpretative interior area then over to
the bay for views of latris (blazing star), various golden rods, and October flowers in full bloom. And they'll be covered
with Monarchs and Gulf Fritillaries. Fee- $20.00
BAY COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY'S HOWARD CREEK TOUR (13) The area's largest birding group shares one of their
favorite birding hot spots for ducks, rails, eagles, shorebirds and, perhaps, Sandhill Cranes. These and many others are
often seen on this private site. Fee:. $20.00
ST. JOE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER SELF-GUIDED TOUR Interpretive signs, identifying native
plant species and their uses as provided by Native American trail consultants, provide new insight on early inhabitants
and their use four indigenous plants. See Lupine and the rare Chapman's Rhododendron during this self-guided, easy
walking tour. Fee: Free
JEFF RIPPLE ALL-DAY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (20) Jeff Ripple, well
known nature photographer and author of several books, shares his love of
tHe environment while showing you how to capture the realism of it in your
shutter's eye. His workshop is from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. And a delicious box
lunch is included. Fee. $100.00
S . . . ... /
NATIVE GARDENING FOR BIRDS & YOU (21) Susan Anderson, Native
American environmentalist, discusses how to convert your backyard or larg-
eo property into a native plant area that provides food, nesting areas and
refuge for bird and other wildlife. Learn how plants are used for human
fdod, fiber, and medicine. Susan served as consultant for the St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary Educational Trail Project. After the workshop, she will direct you to
the Sanctuary site to see her ideas in action. If developing'your garden to
attract birds is what you want to do, Susan is your guide. This will be an
irjformative and educational workshop. Fee: $6.00
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ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT SONGBIRDS (22) Directors of the
Florida Wild Mammal Assoc. and the Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary from
Florida's Big Bend present "Songbirds: habits of the species; .identification,
and how to attract them to your garden." These wildlife rehabilitators will
also tell you what'to do when you find a baby bird and what not to do! Fee:
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS HOW TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR! (23) -
Joseph T. Collins, Herpetologist Emeritus at the Natural History Museum of the
University of Kansas, Director of The Center for North American, Amphibians
& Reptiles. This co-author of The .Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles &
Amphibians provides an exciting and informative lecture with live specimens
on understanding your reptile neighbors and how to peacefully coexist. Fee:
THE JUNIOR MUSEUM OF BAY COUNTY CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY -
Wildflower activity class for children in grades K 6th. Lots of hands-on fun!
Fee: Free with registration
P E CIAL E V EN TS
ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES (24) Hosted by State Aquatic Preserve
Manager, Tammy Summers. This workshop will not only provide information
about the abundant juvenile Green Turtles that inhabit St Joe Bay, but have
hands on exhibits to help you understand your role in assisting these ancient
creatures to survive. Fee: Free with registration
FLORIDA PANHANDLE SHELLS ARE LIKE NO OTHERS IN THE WORLD (25) -
Members of the Gulf Coast Shell Club explain why area shells are valued for
their uniqueness by collectors around the world. These knowledgeable
sellers will discuss and 'present their collections. This workshop is for .those
interested in becoming serious sellers or just enjoying the collections of oth-
ers. Fee: $6.00
THE BAY COUNTY REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SOCIETY SEMINAR (26) Local
reptile aficionados provide a fascinating .workshop that exhibits indigenous
reptiles and amphibians. They will answer your questions and give you anew
understanding of these mysterious creatures. Fee: $6.00
SPECIAL EVENTS .. BOOK SIGNING .
TASTE OF THE COAST (99) The finest chefs of the Forgotten Coast offer their seafood/light faire specialties at this Wanda McGee, author of Invisible Currents. Nature's Lessons for the Mind & Heart. Meet this local writer and dis-
i casual Dinner Reception to welcome festival attendees. Dine on the lawn next to St. Joe Bay at the Port St. Joe Marina cover how nature and the subconscious mind can flow in harmony, This book of gentle lessons to start each day will help
in Port St. Joe. Meet other attendees and enjoy the sunset over the bay in casual Forgotten Coast fashion. Fee: $20.00 you slow down and connect again with nature in your busy life.
nd more... After dinner, nature photographer and writer Jeff Ripple provides an evening slide show of works that Bill Tant St. Andrews' Bay eclectic writer brings his parrots to this book signing. Bill will introduce his newest book,
please the eye and educate. If you would like a piece of his special photography, he'll have photos and books available Retirement Heaven or Hell, that will address your doubts on retiring in Florida. This intriguing storyteller also discusses
I his first book, "Living the Good Life" where he recounts the first diving films ever made, that were produced by him. It
r sale at the dinner. tells about the lost islands in the Caribbean, that are his secret treasures, as unspoiled today as when first discovered.
BEACHSIDE STAR GAZE (14) Bay County Astronomical Society hosts an evening lecture about our twinkling night Winston Chester This local teacher has spent many long years researching the hundred year history of boat build-
sies. This specialty is for children but will also be enjoyed by adults interested in stars and constellations. Meet on the ing and fishing in the panhandle county of Bay. His hot-off-the-press Full Box is a fascinating account, complete with
beach of Salinas Park at Cape San Bias. Fee: Free with registration pictorial history of the men and women involved in this way of life for generation after generation.
WEBSITE: www.birdfestival.org EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: (850) 229-WING
PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001
Sea Oats Garden
Club Goes Visiting
On September 25th eight
members of the Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club attended a
District Two meeting .of the
Florida Federation of Garden
Clubs, at the Panama City Garden
With the state officers being
present, the members received a
lot of information about the hows,
where and whens of Garden
There were 146 members in
attendance, which covered clubs
from Vernon to Quincy, and
Marianna to Port St. Joe and local
beaches. The clubs were
reminded to make plans to attend
the Fall Horticulture meeting on
October 16th at Sneads. There
will be programs and' plant sales.
Just bring a bag lunch and $1 for
refreshments. The Fall Horticul-
ture meeting starts at 8:00 a.m.
ET. There will be carpooling.
The Sea Oats and Dunes club
members will meet on October 9th
at 10:00 ET in-the St. Joe Beach
Volunteer Fire Department at
7912 Alabama Avenue.
A program on Christmas door
ornaments and vine-wreath mak-
ing will be presented by Ard's
Florist. The hostesses for this
meeting are Flora Brown, Fern
Guilford and Past President
Margaret W. Smith.
Guests and future members
are welcome. For more informa-
tion call 648-5853.
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Which One Will be PSJ's Homecoming Queen?
Homecoming events have been keeping students at Port St. Joe High,
School busy as they get ready for the culmination of week-long activities
with the homecoming game Friday night against the Florida High
Seminoles. Each of the young ladies shown above will be escorted by a
senior young man at the Homecoming parade Friday, at 3:30, and will be
presented, in coronation ceremonies during the evening's halftime.
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Also Available Are
'1i3 12 i
.. ? .
On Oct. 3, 1998, you were presented to
your mother and I. On that day, the doctor
handed me my gift from our God up above.
In the short three years that you've
been a part of our family, you've brought so
much love and happiness into all .fr.,ur Iil ,i
Im very sorry I can't be with you on
this mn1r p iiial day, but I want you to
know, Daddy's love, thoughts, and prayers
are with you always. ,
To ih, mi.,'r bairifil and special little
girl in my life,
I Love Tou and Miss You Bunchesl
Gabrielle Morgan Powell
Mark and Cindy Powell
announce the birth of their
daughter, Gabrielle Morgan. She
was born July 8 in Tallahassee.
She weighed six pounds, four
ounces and was 19 inches long.
The proud grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kittrell of
Orlando, and Mr. and 'Mrs.
Lavernon Powell of Port St. Joe.
Kendra Diane McDaniel of,
Port St. Joe took part in the sum-
mer 2001 graduation at Valdosta
State University in Valdosta,
She now holds a Master of
Shown in the photo at left, from the top of the stairs, are Lisa Floyd,
Ashley Bryan, Leslie Earley, Kimberly Pickett and Stephanie Gibson. In
the photo above, from top, are Natalie Burge; Rachel Geoghagen, Maclain
Howse,, Carla Money, Lisa Curry and Anna Kate Reynolds.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. Anyone who wishes to participate in the
parade should contact Gary Howze at the high school at 229-6177.
Lisa Curry Wins Gulf
Co. Junior Miss Title
Lisa Curry won the title of
Gulf County Junior Miss and a
S 1.000 scholarship in the compe-
'i 'tiion on .Saturday night in the
""' Pbrt St.. Joe Elementary School
auditorium.. The panel of live
judges also named her winner in '
the Scholastic, Judges. Interview
and Physical Fitness categories.
She received $20.0 scholarships
for each of those categories.
Lisa, the daughter of Tom and
Betth' Curry, is a senior at Port St.
Joe High School where she serves
as president of the National Honor
Society, Keyette. secretary, vice
president of the senior class, and
a valuable player on the varsity
volleyball team and the soccer
The first runner-up in
Saturday night's program was
Lindsey Carter of Wewahitchka.
Lindsey, the daughter of Roy Lee
and Veronica Carter, received a
$750 scholarship. She also-
received' $200 scholarships for
being named winner of the
Creative and Performing Arts, and
Poise and Composure categories.
Second runner-up was
Maclain ,Howse who received a
Third runner-up was Cerrelle
Hanes who received a $300 schol-
arship, and. Rachel Geoghagan
was named fourth runner-up with
a $250 scholarship Mary
^Amerson was voted the Spirit of'
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will be telecast. This, year, the
state Junior Miss who wins the
America's Junior Miss title will
receive a $40,000 scholarship to
use at the college or university of
her choice. Approximately $25
million in college scholarships
and awards. are offered annually
to contestants at the local, state
and national levels.
The America's Junior Miss
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Cola, uppseedaisees, and Healthy
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from the City of Mobile, Mobile
County and the State of Florida.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001 PAGE 7A
1st Annual Florida Birding & Wildflower
Festival Next Weekend, Oct. 11th, to 14th
SEPT. OCT. rV.
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The St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary
& Educational Center, Inc., will be
presenting the 1st Florida
Panhandle Birding & Wildflower
Festival dct. 11-14. This will be
an annual educational fund-
raiser, and will involve tours being
held in Bay, Franklin & Gulf
These are the counties that
the wildlife Sanctuary will be able
to serve in a larger capacity when
the site rescue hospital and edu-
cational center are completed on
the 20-acre site located on Hwy.
71 just north of Port St. Joe. This
site also has an educational
native species plant trail project,
St. Joe Players to
The St. Joe Players will begin
rehearsing ora Monday, October
8th, for the play Places by Hank
Beebe. Rehearsals will be held at
7:00 p.m. on Mondays and
Thursday. Monday rehearsals
will be at the Stiles Brown Senior
Citizen Center and Thursday
rehearsals- will be at the
Several male actors/singers
are still needed to complete the
cast. If you would like to partic-
ipate, come to a rehearsal and
they will put you to work.
The St. Joe Players will be'
performing the play from
December 6 ,through 9 at the
Centennial Building with all ticket
proceeds going to the Christmas
for Kids program' that provides
toys for those Gulf County chil-
dren who might not receive gifts.
r October 6, 1999
In Loving menosy of our mother
Ruth Irene Darna
We Love & Miss You Very Much!
Your Children: Barbara, Marvin, Debra,
Fonda, Jeannie & Tina
Oysters Shrimp Crabs
Groceries Gurribo I
SA.01"' Great Hamburgers
S *Beer & Wine
B eBlule Bunny Ice Cream
227-1670 On C-30A South of Port St. Joe
New Hours: Tuesday Thursday: 12-8 p.m.
Friday Saturday: 12-9 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday
Yard Sale- Flea Market
Oct. 5th & 6th 8:00-3:00 EST
4536 County Rd. 386 Overstreet,
5 miles N. of Mexico Beach, 15 min. S of Wewa.
Dining Room Set with 6 chairs; 10,000 BTU
A/C, 15 ft. fiberglass boat, utility trailer, 6
truck tires, 7 new, full size mattresses, bunk bed
set w/Aiattress, steel doors, hot water heaters, 4
couches & love seats, 6 gas stoves, 15 office
chairs, 12 occ. chairs, 45,000 BTU gas Coleman
furnace. Thousands of small items. 1tC16/4
that is presently being developed
in conjunction with Native
American historical plant qonsul-
tant Susan Anderson, The
Wildflower Committee of the St.
Joe Garden Club, Bay County
writer and naturalist Ron Shafer
and Garlick & Associates botanist
Brian Martin. The first phase is
expected to be open to the public,
during the festival and it is an
The festival headquarters will
be at the Centennial Building in
Port St. Joe and will also be the
site of the lectures. The vendors
and educational displays will be
held at the adjoining Constitution
Park & Museum.
Attendees are encouraged to
register ahead of time, but may
also do so during the festival for
all events, except the Taste of the
If you need further informa-
tion please contact Marie Steele-
Romanelli, President, at
Guided Field Trips
Estuanne Research Reserve. Boat
down Apalachicola River tb view
array of pelicans, terns. gulls, var-
Acc ident From Page 1
Chevrolet sports utility vehicle Hires exited the vehicle-
driven by Kellie Gay, 25, of Port which was being followed by vol-
St. Joe. The impact knocked her, unteer firefighter Chuck Messer
vehicle off the roadway where it and Chris. Coney (who was
struck a tree and overturned mul- involved in the last accident). He
tiple times ejecting Gay in the ran into a wooded area, but was
process. Gay, who is nearly six arrested shortly afterwards by
months pregnant, received a Officer Littlefield.
shattered shoulder and fractured Hires was charged ,with
ankle as a result of the accident., aggravated assault, leaving the
Hires was not through yet scene of an accident, and leaving
though. He continued on Highway the scene of an accident with seri-
98, clipping the front of yet anoth- ous bodily injury. The Florida
er vehicle, then turned north on Highway Patrol accident report
Highway 386. His car was severe- listed alcohol/drugs' as being a
ly damaged and stopped approxi- contributing factor to the ; acci-
mately one-half mile north on dents.'Additional charges are
Highway 386 on the roadway. pending as the investigation, con-
Goldsberry reportedly r
ceived head injuries .when she
was pushed from the moving,,
vehicle and Hires had minor
injuries as a result of the multiple
Chief Hall said none of the
persons involved appeared- to
have .sustained life-threatening
"We were real fortunate no
one was killed," Hall stated; as he
outlined the events ,
A blood drivewillis scheduled
for Wednesday, October 17 from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, in
the GTCom parking lot. 502 Cecil
G. Costin. Sr., Blvd.
This drive is sponsored by tlhe
-Northwest :Florida Blood-rt-enter
and GTCom, arid is' open to the
The public and employees are
encouraged to donate blood if will-
ing and able. This is your oppor-
tunity to give of yourself.
Please contact Becky
Bateman at 229-7221 if you
would like to schedule an
appointment or walk-ins are
Local DAR Chapter
Attend Fall Forum
The Florida State Society'
Daughters of the American
Revolution held its annual Fall
Forum in Orlando September,
19th through 22nd.
"Constitution Week" was cele-
brated during this time. This is an
excellent time for Americans to
remember the founding fathers
who created a document which
has endured for 214 years.
The 39 exhausted men who
signed the Constitution on
September 17, 1787, would prob-
ably hot have predicted that the
document would remain alive and
well more than two centuries
later. John Adams predicted that
the new United States would
someday become the greatest
country in the world. The docu-
ment was not perfect, but it was
built to last.
Many informative and well-
planned sessions and activities
were well-attended during the
forum, and love for our ,great
country was dearly demonstrated
during the entire assemblage.
The DAR objectives are his-
toric preservation, promotion of
education, and patriotic endeavor.
Its motto is God, home, and coun-
Attending the forum from St.
Joseph Bay Chapter were Jean
Heathcock and Joyce Faison.
Say you Saw It In 'Te Star!
S HaLee Baker of Crawfordville,'
formerly of Wewahitchka, has
been awarded a 2001-2002 schol-'
arship from Stubbs Educational
Foundation of Tallahassee.
She was honored at the.
annual banquet held atThe Silver
Slipper on September 20.
HaLee is the daughter of'
Jamie and Sheila Baker. Her
grandparents are Ronnie and
Faye Bishop, and the late James
Baker of Wewahitchka, and Mary,
Uriarte of Arcadia.
The American Association of
Retired Persons Chapter 4t3425
will meet on Wednesday. October
10. at 1:00 p.m. ET in the Senior
Center on Library Drive in Port St.
Anyone over 50 years of age is
welcome to come visit'the meet--
ing. Refreshments will be served,
furnished by the members.
A program will be presented
by Dr. 0. D. Okasen, MD. Since
October is AARP National Health
month it will be a timely program.
Plans for the Thanksgiving
lunch that will be served at the
November meeting will be open for .r
For more information, call
ious waders and shorebirds with
St. George Island State
Walk and talk presentation on
wildflowers an~l birds they attract.
St. Joseph Peninsula State
*Ride to the point for wilder-
ness view of neotropicals & shore-
*Recognizing raptors at Eagle
*Birding basics for beginning
hawkers/FALL HAWK MIGRA-
St. Vincent National
New birders educational trip
$1 0 F00 romPage 1
tatteFoudtonm d reltr
have ever experienced. We're
grateful to the foundation and St.
'Joe and Arvida for making this
The Northwest Florida
Improvement Foundation, estab-
lished by The St. Joe Company in
1999 and funded by sales in
Arvida communities, is dedicated
to improving the quality of life for
the people of Northwest Flonda
through programs that improve
education. health, parks and
'recreation, art and culture and
Each year, the foundation's
board priorities their investment
options, allocating a certain per-
centdAe of the available funds
between the various categories in
Bay, Walton, and Gulf counties,
They, consider their grants as
investments, not as charity or
obligations, and look for compre-
hensive investments -that 'pay
long-term, returns on the quality.
of life within the region.
The foundation is especially
responsive to programs where
foundation efforts can be lever-
aged in concert with others, so
that. the community, .working
together, can most effectively
address the large, pervasive chal-
lenges facing the region. For more
information about the NFIF, con-
Lions' October Programs
The Port St. Joe Lions Club
meets the first three Wednesdays
of the month at the Gulf Pines
Hospital cafeteria at noon.
The programs scheduled for.,
October include presentations by,
School Superintendent, Jerry
Kelly on October 10. and County
SAdrministrator. Don Butler on-
October' 17. The business meting
was conducted on October 3.
Those interested in joining
the Lions Club can attend any
meeting to obtain more informa-
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WEWA MEDICAL CENTER
Malvinder S. Ajit, M.D.
Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
Hours: Monday through Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Patients Welcome *
Please Call 639-5828 for Appointment
tact the foundation's director.
Pamela Selton at (850) 231-6558.
K ,, .
Sandy E. Quin III celebrated
his first birthday October 6th.
Friends and family helped
him celebrate this special event at
Nathan Peters Park.
SHe is the son of Sandy, Jr,
and Mizpah Quinn.
Offered by GCHD
SGulf County Health
Department is pleased, to
announce the dates for the yearly
free breast cancer and cervical
cancer screenings. A screening
breast exam and a Pap smear are
being offered for the women in
.d Gulf County who do not have any
insurance coverage or whor are on
Medicare. .If you ha-e Medicaid,
primary 'care challenge grant, or
are on any other type of Gull"
County Health Department pro-
gram, such as family planning.
* please make an appointment for
This is an excellent opportu-
nity for the women of Gulf County
to protect themselves. Gulf
County health department wants
to help take care of you!
Please call the -Wewahitchka
clinic at 639-2644 for an appoint-
ment on October 25; 8 am to
11:30 am and 1 pm to 3 pm CST
Please call the Port St. ,Joe
clinic at 227-1276 ext. 100 for an
appointment on October 18, 8 am
to 11:30 am and 1 pm to 3 pm.
Additional make-up days are
also available during the month of
October. Please call and make
individual arrangements if you
are unable to come to the clinics
on October 18 or October 25.
DRUG TIPS LINE
Sponsored by the Gulf County
Sheriff's Department /
Wednesday thru Saturday
The Buddy Hamm Band
with D.J. "Crow"
No Cover Charge on Wednesday or Thursday *
* No Cover Charge Friday & Saturday If Seated Before 9:00 p.m. ET.
Saturday (10 a.m. to I p.m.)
and Sunday (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Lori's Bloody Marys $2
Monday thru Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday /,di'es .. YAt
$1 Longnecks $1 Draft $1 Well Drinks for Ladies
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8141 Highway W. 98
St. Joe Beach, Florida
Beach Club Under New Ownership:
& Package Tony Whitfield, Proprietor
Currently available for adop-
tion at' the Humane Society are
Pam, a female chow, spayed &
Jack & Jill, small-type pup-
pies (shown); Tracker, a shepherd
mix female, *spayed shots &
FREE; Frostie, a small female ter-
rier type, shaggy; Sarah, a small
gold colored lab/chow mix;
Sweetie, a female shepherd mix
Gidget, a small female mixed-
breed puppy; Boston Blackie, a 3
yr. old male chow/lab mix, all
shots, neutered & FREE; two
female golden retriever mixed
pups, 5 mos. old; three black lab
pups 3 & 4 months old; three
female chocolate labs, different
One male, one female black
terrier pups; medium-sized cream
colored lab/hound mix female,
. spayed, shots, & FREE; two kit-
ties, just weaned, 1 bobtailed;
four black, one white/orange kit-
tens, eight wks. old.
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4. 2001
John D. Lee, Sr.
John D. Lee, Sr., 80, of Port
St. Joe passed away on Monday,
October 1 in Gulf Pines Hospital.
He moved to Port St. Joe in 1947
from Spears, Alabama. He worked
as millwright for St. Joe Paper
Company and was a member of
the Pentecostal Holiness Church
in Port St. Joe. He was a veteran
of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy,
and was a member of the.machin-
ists mate union.
He is survived by his wife.
Jeanette Lee of Port St. Joe; one
son, John D. Lee. Jr., and wife
Peggy of White City; two daugh-
ters, Marieta Simmons and hus-
band Paul of Pensacola, Joan
Tharp and husband Clifford of
Telogia; four brothers Olvin Lee,
Jackey Lee, Paul Lee and Larry
Lee; three sisters Eloise, Patricia
and Johnnie Mae: nine grandchil-
dren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were con-
ducted on Wednesday, October 3
at 10:00 a.m. EST in the
Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment followed at 2:00 p.m. in
Shady Grove Cemetery in Jackson
County with military honors
accorded at graveside. His
nephews served as pallbearers.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron W. Eells, Jr.
Mary K.N. Eells
Mary Kathleen Nedley Eells
became an angel in heaven on
September 29. at age 85. She was
born January 17, 1916, in
Manatee County. the oldest child
of Ivory Carl and Mary Tucker
Nedley. She moved to Port St. Joe
in 1920 where her father owned
and operated a mercantile/supply
store. She was mamed to Byron
W. Eells. Jr. on August 1, 1940.
She was a graduate and valedicto-
rian of the class of 1933, and a
member of St. Joseph Catholic
Church for many years. Kathleen
loved life! Her life centered around
her God. her children and their
families: her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, and her little
dog, Puppy. She also enjoyed rais-
ing orphaned wildlife especially
squirrels and 'possums. She
recently made the statement that
"God made 'possums out of left-
She worked at the St. Joseph
Telephone Company as a switch-
board operator before her mar-
riage. and she served as a bible
school teacher, a scout leader and
was a member of the Altar
Society,. the Jr. Women's Club and
the Womens Club of the years.
past. and the PTA and was an avid
She. was a member Sf St.
Benmadette's Knights of Columbus
Ladies Auxiliary In Houma, LA.
She loved to. read, especially his-
torical novels, and enjoyed bird
and butterfly watching, and had
served as a sea turtle volunteer.
Kathleen is survived by her
daughters Barbara Eells of St. Joe
Beach,: and Dolores Kathleen and
Husband Hans Rudolf Senn-Eells
of Leutwil, Switzerland; sons
Byron (Sonny) III and wife Janielle
of Montegut, LA, and Michael and
wife Daphne of Guilf Breeze.
Grandchildren Monica and
husband Randy Rodrique, and
Leslie 'and husband Russell
Clement of Houina; Derek Eells,
Jenny Pen-in of Gulf Breeze: and
Angle Perrin of Suguamish. WA.
David, Sadie, Morgan, Brett and
Brenden Rodrigue. and Kellsie
Clement of Houma.
Two sisters, Melba Brown of
Port St. Joe and Iva Mae Hemng
of St. Joe Beach; one brother
Robert Nedley and wife Charlotte
of Port St. Joe: one brother-in-law
Edward Eells of Canton, MS; '
nieces Carla and husband Chick
Mathis, Judy and husband Rick
Williams. Patricia and husband
Jonathan Fletcher; nephews Paul
Nedley, Greg Brown, Phillip and
wife Heather Nedley, and Rodney
and wife Pamela Herring; two spe-
cial friends Meggie and Tom
Boone of St. Joe Beach.
A Mass will be celebrated in
joy at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church by Father Tom Guido at
10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday,
October 4. The celebration of
peace was Wednesday, October 3 1
with the prayer of the Glorious,
and mysteries of the Rosary fol-.1
The family asks in lieu of flow-
ers to please donate to St. Jude's
Hospital or a relief fund of your
choice for the victims of the ter-
rorist attacks on America.
"She lives on in each of us.
Each time I open a book or walk
thru' the sand she'll live on in me.
That's how I said goodbye." -Angie
Bay St. Joseph to
The quarterly memorial ser-
vice for residents who .have
passed on will be held Monday,
October 8, at 6:30 p.m. incthe
main dining room. .',,
All residents, staff, family
members, and friends are invited.
Residents remembered are
Mary Lois Ryan, Lillian Nelson,
Wilma Dean, Harry Caldwell, and
Silas Stone. Refreshments will fol-
Panama City Bop and Shag
club Is growing by leaps and
bounds. The club is happy to
announce the start of dance
lessons every Monday from 6:45
p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by reg-
ular bop and swing dancing until
The club is. located in :the
Grand Square Hall. corner of Bob
Little Road and 11th Street in
Panama City. Come join the fun.'
Call Kim or- John at 850/648-,
2246 for more information.
PUBLI NOTICES I
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-49
The Gulf Counry Board of Count, Commission also
acur.g as the Highland View Water Board will receive
bid.s from an, person company or corporaUon Intrer-
ested in prrAodlng m-e follk.ing goods/service
DEMOLITION-HIGHLAND VIEW WATER TANK
Bid price to include deljsery and the delihery date
musL be specified. Liquidated damages of8 25 00 per
day vill Ie assessed for each da.\ the project
Spe:cificaiions ma, be obtained from the Gulf
CouJn, Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Cosun. Sr..
BI~d. Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL 32456 Phorne
1650I 229.6113 ext l 117 1850) 229 6174 (Faxl.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be receli ed until Monda.. October 8. 2001.
5O0pm EDT at the Office of the Clerk of Court.
1000 Cecil G CoaUn. Sr. Blh'd Room 148. Port St
Joe. Florida 32456
The Board reserves the rigni tc. reject any and all
S "BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/NathanPeters. Jr., Chairman
Anest. s Douglas C Birmingham Clerk
2ti September 27 and Ociober 4. 2001
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
SNouce 13is hereby gnlen that pursuant to Chapter
815 09 Florida Slatules the undersigned Intends to
register wlth the Di Islon of Corporations.
Department o State. the ficuuous trade name under
which It %ill be engaged In business and in which
said business Is to be carried on. to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED Faux-Walls
MAILING ADDRESS 7190 Leeward Street. Port St..
Joe. Flonda 32456 '.
OWNER Si Surf Enterprises" Inc.
Itp. October 4. 2001
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
BETTY G. OWENS and
D. L. OWENS,
MARK MOORE and wife.
MAXINE MOORE aka
MAXINE E. MOORE.
Case No. 01-52-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County.
SFlorida. pursuant to the Ilnal Judgment oi mort.gage
foreclosure entered In this cause, %II sell eat the
Front Lobby of the Gulf County Courhouse in Port
SI Joe. Gulf County Florida. at I 1 00 AM EST
(10:00 AM CST). on the 30th da\ of November.
2001. the following described real property lying and
being in Gulf County. Florida. towit-
See attached Exhibit "A".
DATED this 26th da of June 2001
Douglas C Birmingham. Clerk
Gulf Counn Circuit Court
By. /s/ Tonya Knox
"". ATTACHMENT -A"
COMMENCE AT A POINT OF INTERSECTION OF
THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 35. TOWNSHIP 3
SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST. WITH THE. WESTERL'I
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO 7 I IHA\.
ING A 66 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAYI AND
THENCE GO SOLrrUTH 10 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 38
SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT
OF WAYV LINE OF STATE ROAD N1'. 71 FOR A DIS.
TANCE OF 69077 FEET. THENCE DEPARTING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE GO SOUTH 87
DEGREES 04 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST FOR .-
DISTANCE OF 142265 FEET FOR THE POiPT OF
BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING
GO SOUTH 03 DEGREES 28 MINLUTES 463 SEC
ONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 685 00 FELr.
THENCE GO SOUTH 87 DEGREES 04 MINUTES ,3
SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 355 X)
FEET. THENCE GO NORTH 03 DEGREES "8 MIN
UTES 46 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF
685.00 FEET. THENCE GO NORTH 87 DEGREES
04 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 355.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
BEING SUBJECT TO A 25 00 FOOT WIDE INGRESS
AND EGRESS EASEMENT ALONG TIlE WESTERLY
AND NORTHERLY BOUNDARIES THEREOF BEING
KNOWN AS LOT 11. BLOCK "B". OF AN -
UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN TIlE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION 35. TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST. GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA, AS
DEVELOPED BY MR & MRS D. L OWVENS. SAID
PARCEL OF LAND HAVING EAET REA OF 5.00
ACRES. MORE OR LESS (EXCLUDING ALL EASE-
4tc. October 4. 11. 18. and 25. 2001.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING
ALLOCATION OF THE 2001 LOCALLAW
MEETING HELD.BY THE BOARD OF GULF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS AND THE GULF COUNTY
SHERIFFS OFFICE. THE GRANT MONIES WILL BE
USED TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT FOR THE GULF
COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
THE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON OCT. 09. 2001
AT 5:30 P.M. IN THE GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
Itc. October 4.2001.
Churches Unite to
Members of the Presbyterian Women of Port St. Joe were pre-
sented a plaque Monday by: Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKeithen
(shown kneeling in front) for their contributions to the Florida
The plaque,,which came from the FSA, designated the ladies
as honorary lifetime members. The sheriff congratulated the
ladies for their thoughtfulness and kindness.
Among the Presbyterian Women present for the recognition
were Mary Hendricks, Jacque Price, Anna Faye Brooks, Pat
H6ist, Dot Pfost, Shirley Bute, Ruth Eckstine, Sally Malone, Dot
Myree, Joyce Hinson, and Bethew Patterson.
Concert In Wewa
There will. be a southern
gospel benefit concert for Charlie
Sand Joyce Melvin. and Chnstan
Linton on October 20%at the Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church
located on Highway :71 iM
The evening will start with:
supper being served at 5:00 p.m.'
\ CST in the church fellowship hal'.
The gospel concert will kick off at
6:30 p.m., featuring Carlton and
Janice Lyles, Kyle Pippin.
DayStar, and many local artists
taking the stage.
Come early for a great night of
food and gospel music. All pro.:
ceeds from this evening will go to'
Charlie. Joyce and Christan to
help in their medical expenses. ','."
Admission is free. a love offer-
iLg.will be taken. For more inlor-
Si Saoa % 9 76e S !!t/
nation call 850/827-2332
The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens will be holding a Yard
Sale/Bake Sale/Hot Chili sale on
Saturday. October 5 from 9:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. The
proceeds will be used to help pay
for the electric bill and to help
-needy elderly men and women
with problems not funded by the
The chili will be sold for S3
each. The lunch consists of cup of
chili, crackers, iced tea and cake.
The Senior Citizens are ask-
ing the public's help by donating
items for sale. Please call 639-
9910 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
for information or to placean-
The NAACP's religious affairs
compassionate program has a
rich and significant history in
addressing the needs to reduce
health disparities due to 'the
socio-economic environment. The
local NAACP in partnership with
the Body of Christ Jesus Church,
Fellowship House of Prayer,'
Amazing Grace Apostolic Church,
and Victory Temple Holiness
Church are working together to
prevent the spread of HIV and
AIDS in the community..,
The purpose of the partners is
to: unite the efforts of the
churches to become a strong
voice-part of the solutions that
result in educating the commu-
nity and reducing the number if
individuals that are affected
and/or infected by the HIV/AIDS
epidemic that is, killing people and
destroying the comniunity.
It is the partners* mission to
effectively rrminister the W'ord ,of
God to the people of God through
its missionary Reaching, Teaching
and Keeping outreach, ministry
HIV/AIDS Initiative compas-
Ssonate program. In an effort to
reach out to various areas in the
community, the North Port St. Joe
Police substation is a designated
site for testing, technical informa-
tion, education, and counseling
on Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
,EST. All services are free and will
begin October 5th. The public is
Free no-needle confidential
HIV/AIDS testing will be con-
ducted by Bay AIDS Services and
Information Coalition (B.A.S.I.C.I.
For further information, you may
contact the partnerships listed.
There will be a meeting of the
Democratic Executive Committee
of Gulfl" County on October 4th at
6:30 p.m. ET., at the Senior
Citizens Center, 120 Library
Drive. by the Courthouse.
The public is invited to
God Bless America.
t Wrs ip tIh
is accepting new patients for Adult and
Children's Dentistry. We have two full-time
Dentists and a, Hygienist.
We accept most Insurance, Medicaid for
Children and Self-Pay Patients.
* For more information or an appointment, you
may call (850) 639-4414.
Gulf County Health Department Dental Clinic
232 East Lake Avenue, Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Ellis Fuller, DDS
7:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Tonya Pollard, DDS
Michelle King, RDH
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GULF COUNTY '
COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING
Gulf Count'y is applying to the Flonda Department of Communiruty Affairs
(DCA) for a grant under the Economic Development category In the amount
of S600.000 under the Small Cities Commuruty Development Block Grant
(CDBGI Program. For each acu\iry that is proposed. at least 51 percent of the
jobs created will be made available to low- to moderate-income (LMI) persons.
The acuvmues. dollar and estimated percentage benefit to low- and moderate-
income persons for which the County is applying are:
Extend central water and sewer from Me.xco Beach along US 98 to.the Geri-
Care facility (approximately 4.800' and 3.300'. respectively). Pave access.road
to the Gen-Care facility (approximately 4.800").
Activity CDBG Budget Non-CDBG LMI%
,,' A .. ,, l ,.L1
' ,The County has an adopted anti-displacement and relocation plan; however,
no displacement of persons, Is anticipated at this time. If relocation assis-
, tance Is.requlred as a result of,the project, the County will provide assistance
as indicated in the policy.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the appli-
cation will be held at. the County Commission Chamber; 1000 Cecil G:
Costin. Sr., Blvd., Room 302, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on Tuesday;.October 9,
2001 at 6:05 PM (E.T.) at a Regular Meeung of the Gulf Cou.nIty Commission,
A draft copy of parts of the applicanon will be made available for renvew at
that time. A final copy of the application will be made available at the Gulf.J
County Chief Administrator's Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd. Room;
302, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on, Monday, Octobber 22, 2001, through Friday;,
October 26, 2001, between the hours of 8:00 AM, E.T. and 5:00 PM, E.T. The
application will be submitted to DCA on or around Friday,'November 2, 2001,
(or later if necessary):.Toobtain additional information concerning the pub-
lic hearing contact Mr. Don Butler, Chief Administrator, (856) 229-6111.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible locauon.
* Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing Impaired or
the visually impaired should contact Don Butler, Chief Administrator, at
(850) 229-6111. at least five calendar days prior to the meeting arnd an inter-
preter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend
the public hearing should contact Don Butler, Chief Administrator, at (850)"
229-6111, at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language-.
interpreter will be provi\lded. To access a Telecommurucauon Device for Deaf,'
Persons (TDD) please call (850) 229-6174. Any handicapped person requir-
ing special, accommodation at this meeting should Don Butler, Chief
Administrator, at (850) 229-6111, at least five calendar days prior to the:
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following dis-.
closures will be to DCA with the application. The disclosures will be made'
available by the Gulf County and DCA for public inspection upon request.
These disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the
application and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of five
1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project In the
form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy,
credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or
consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning
or development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pec-5.
niary interest in the project that can reasonable be expected to exceed
$50,000 or 10% 6f the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others
listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other enti-.
ties, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entitybof
each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity '
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of
the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ HANDICAP ACCESS COMMUNITY
Itc. October 4. 2001.
NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE
MAP AMENDMENT LAND
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER
STATE STATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY LOT 1, LESS ONE ACRE AND
LOT 2 OF STONE MILL CREEK ACRES, AREA
B, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LOCAT-
ED IN SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA:
FROM RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY TO
MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners meet-
ing on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at, 6:00 p.m. EST,
in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the
Gulf County Court House. A copy of the ordinance is
available for inspection at the Gulf County Court
House in the Clerk's Office.
All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consideration
of the comprehensive plan amendment ordinance.
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COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. M. "Rocky Comforter
Everyone is welcome to attend. .
Oct Iber 7th -6:30 p.m., CST
October 8th to 10th 7:00 p.m., CST
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
of Mexico Beach
(Corner of 15th Street & California
Drive in Mexico Beach)
Family Life Church
Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
'and join us in worship ...o s
10:30 Sunday M morning a o,..: E I0 .,. o ..C.. ,
7:00 Wednesday Evening '",
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Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
V isit our website at: familylifechurch.net ,-a.r.,o
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
.I 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday. School 9-45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group NMeeung, Bible Study & Prayer Meeutng, Choir Practice 7 00 pm
"0 rare an id 'ic c.har re Lird it i ooI : blesci t i ii te man lint t rvitcl in Him."
Pica -I accp pr r/l;. it'ir[on u woI u. s in. worsl'ip God bh/cs you'
Pastor David Nichols Church 64'-5026 Home 769-8725
For ,nformain on concerning our bus minisir), plea'c call 647-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue .* Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School . . . 9:45a.m.
Sunday Muniing W\"orship . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service :. . . 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .. ... .... .. :...700 p i
We Invite You to Come e
'Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
First United Methodist Church
S111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional .................... 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ............ .............. 1 1:15 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
;Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor .... .. ... ... ...Church/Office: 648-8820
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
++ ST. JAMES'
-i800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
1 | /7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (EST)
i: Sunday School 9:45
; Child Care Provided for at 11:00
Discover God's Love!
Discover God's Love! ri.
Everyone welcome -r
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 ...
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. -
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
CLYDE WHITEHEAD, JR.
Accounting & Tax Preparation
PORT CITY KENNEL
Boarding & Grooming
COSTIN & COSTIN LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
BORDEN APPRAISAL SERVICE
W. Dale Borden
Karen Ann Borden
MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK OF PORT ST. JOE
For All Your Financial Needs
The Episcopal Church Women
met Monday, October I in
Coldewey Hall. President Joan
Johnson called the meeting to
order. Samaritan Purse Ministry
Shoeboxes will be distributed the
first of November.
The upcoming Bazaar, set for
'Saturday. November 10, Was dis-
cussed. Tickets are available for
the drawing for a beautiful pair of
handcrafted ceramic lamps -and
an elegant crocheted afghan.
Sausage and biscuits will be avail-
able at 8:00 a.m.
The annual white and regular
chili lunch will also be available.
Handmade items, plants, bake
sale goods, and much more will be
on display for shopping pleasure.
Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of God's Children Sharing Jesus, JESUS CARES, We Care."
382 Ling Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'H pict you up."
Sunday School ................. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m.
'Discipleship Training ............... 6 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 7 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting ... 7 p.m.
Wednesday Youth/Children Activities ........ 7 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ............... ..... 8 p.m.
PASTOR REV. JOHNNIE RAY BAILEY
\"A Po,, of \icforv"
SFist Ck ck of tle Nazacene,
2420 Lo.q Aivei'e Port St J30e, Florida 32456
Sunday School .................. 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...... .... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.
Liive i11ilo file Loed ikle qlory
dL, His nasme %. wo ship ill.
Loed in file 1,eotv of holiness.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church
280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 2nd & 4th Sundays .. ...... .: ..: ....... ... 00 p.m.
Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study Thursdays ........................... 7:00 p.m.
Come and share with us in our "Walk In The Newness of Life"
Rev. Marty G. Brown, Pastor
GARY D. WHITE
Liberty National Insurance
Life & Health Insurance
A St. Joe Company
Victory Temple "FBH Church
will sponsor a youth assembly
October 5 through 7 at the church
on Martin Luther King Blvd, min
Port St. Joe.
On Friday night at 7;00 p.m.
ET the Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church will be in charge. The
service will include dynamic
praise and worship, worship in
drama, special music. preaching
of the Word, prayer service for
America's repentance and unity of
the Body of Christ. All youth are
invited to join the awakening of
the church of America In this
powerful service. .
Saturday night at 7:00 ET will
feature a musical program with
solos, family groups, choirs and
quartets. Special music will be
brought by New Life Ministry.
Sunday at 11:30 a.m; Victory
Temple will present Minister
Darryl McGee of Panama City.
Dinner will be served following the
service. Come to each service and
NPSJ Young Adult
It is a great honor and plea-
sure to announce that the North
Port St. Joe Young Adult Com-
munity Choir will be observing its
13th Annual Choir Anniversary
on October 19 and 20. at 7 p.m.
Revival services will begin on
October 15 through 18 at 7 p.m.
nightly. Elder Donald Nickson will
be the evangelist for the week.
The public is cordially invited
to attend nighty and continue to
be blessed. The church wvill be
New Bethel Men's
and Women's Day
New Bethel Baptist will be
observing its annual Men's and
Women's Day on October 21st.
Evangelist M. Jackson of
Carter's Temple in Wewahltchka
%will be the speaker for the morn-
ing worship hour.
Speaker for the evening wor-
ship hour will be Rev. Jerome
Williams of Mt. Calvary Mission-
ary Baptist Church of Panama
New Bethel Baptist pastor,
Rev. Eddie R. Jackson, cordially
invites all to attend these services.
Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ............ 945 am..
Morning Worship . .. 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Fellowship . . 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .. ...... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice .. 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
Choir Director Youth & Children's Director
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW
THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL SOAR ON WINGS LIKE
EAGLES ,..- ISAIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at o10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
lMeets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study .. .... . 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship .... : 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ............. ..7:00 p.m. CT
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
.' d" b 4' 508 SiLxteenth Street 227-1756
,' Sixeeni-i Street I
Sunday Worship . 10 a.m. Sixteenth Stree/
Fellowship Time .,. 10:45 a.m.
Adtilt School .. 11a.m. 2
*Young Children .0
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Caimeron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
'.' n Brent Vickery Buddy Caswell
S Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ............... 9:45am
Worship Service .... ..... 11:00 am
: ...... ." .Disciple Training .. .... .. 6:00 pmn
Evening Worship .... ....... . 7:00 pm .
WednesdayiPrayer Meeting : ..... 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" j
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . .......... . . 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning.Service ....... ...... .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. .. ............. ..6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study . :00 p.m.
Home of FAITH ClIRISTIAN SCHOOL
SEASIDE FLOORING & CARPET
3200 D. Highway 98
,rur.Q~rl? PRT q. JO. FL 0 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4. 2.001
PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001
Sharks Fall 3 Points Shy of Victory
The Port St. Joe Sharks ran
out of time Friday night, as their
fourth quarter comeback came to
a halt when Isaiah Jenkins'
halfback pass to Raye Bailey fell
incomplete as time expired. The
Sharks dropped to 0-5 overall and
0-2 in District 2-A with the 27-24
loss to Liberty County.
The Sharks failed to convert
any of their point after
touchdowns or two point
conversions, which ended up
being the margin of defeat.
"We played harder than we
have all year," said head coach
John Palmer. "But we had three
or four plays, like extra points,
that can cost you the football
game. Our effort was a lot better,
but we've still got to play four full
quarters and we're not doing it."
Liberty County put the first
points of the game on the
scoreboard, when Jorge Lopez
capped off a six play, 54 yard
drive with a 10 yard run on the
first play of the second quarter.
The Bulldogs added the extra
point, taking a 7-0. lead with
11:51 left in the first half of play.
On the first play from
scrimmage on the Bulldogs' next
possession, Port St. Joe's Brad
Ray scooped up a fumble caused
by Brian Bizek, and returned it 25
yards for the Shark first
touchdown of the night. Stephen
Gaddis' extra point attempt was
blocked, as the Sharks narrowed
Liberty County's lead to 7-6 with
8:36 remaining in the half.
Later in the quarter, the
Sharks mounted a five play, 73
yard scoring drive to take their
first and only lead of the game.
Rashed Brown picked up a quick
10 yards on the first play from
scrimmage.. On the next play,
quarterback Chase Millender
threw a pass to Isaiah ,Jenkins on
a hitch route- Jenkins raced
laterally across the field, picked
up a big block from Raye Bailey to
turn the corner, and reeled off 21
yards. Two plays later, Millender
hooked up with Jenkins on a
hitch and go for a 44 yard gain-
giving the Sharks first and goal
from the one yard line. Brown
finished off the drive with a one
yard plunge. The Sharks' two-
point conversion was no good as
they took a 12-7 lead with 1:54
left in the first half.
However, the Bulldogs weren't
through for the half. Gavin
Peterson returned the ensuing
kick-off 41 yards to the Liberty
County 49 yard line. The Bulldogs
then put together a seven play, 51
yard drive to take a 14-12 lead
with :23 seconds left in the half.
Quarterback Travis Anderson
capped off the drive with an eight
Liberty County took the
opening kick-off of the second
half, and extended its lead to 21 -
12 with 4:17 left in the third
quarter., Andersori finished off a
12 play, 56 yard drive with a one
yard quarterback sneak.
The Bulldogs scored their
final touchdown of the game
midway through the fourth
quarter. Tailback Trey Holcomb
capped off an eight play 59 yard
drive with a three yard run, giving
Liberty County a 27-12 edge with
6:24 remaining in the game.
The'Sharks drove 51 yards in
two plays on their ensuing
possession. Millender connected
with Brad Ray on a slant route for
* a quick 27 yard gain, then capped
off the drive with a 24 yard
touchdown pass to Jenkins on a
* fade. Port St. Joe's two-point
conversion was unsuccessful, as
they narrowed the Bulldogs' lead
to 27-18 with 5:47 left in the
Port St. Joe then recovered an,
onside kick, but turned the ball
over to the Bulldogs on the
second play from scrimmage with
After forcing the Bulldogs to
turn the ball over on downs, the
Brad Ray (6) breaks through a tackle, to score the Sharks'
first touchdown of the game on a 25 yard fumble return.
Isaiah Jenkins tries to get away from two Bulldog defenders after
hauling in a pass from Chase Millender.
Sharks took over on their own 30
yard line with little time
remaining. Port St. Joe moved
quickly down the field, and
capped off the drive' with a 29
yard touchdown pass from
Millender to Bailey on a slant: The
Sharks pulled within three points,
24-27, with :30 seconds
remaining. Other big plays during
the 70 yard drive were a 20 yard
quarterback keeper by Millender,
and a 15 yard pass from Millender
Port St. Joe then successfully
recovered another onside kick,
giving them one last shot on
offense. On the final play of the
game, Millender tossed -a lateral
out to Jenkins at wide receiver-
Jenkins' pass to Bailey on a post
was broken Uip as time expired.
Quarterback Chase Millender
led the Shark offense, completing
Jaquars Over Tiny Sharks 25-12
The PSJ Jaguars traveled to
Apalach Tuesday, September 25,
to take on the tough Tiny Sharks.
Things didn't look good for the
Jags before the game started.
Halfback and line backer Eckley
Sander played with his right hand
in a cast because of a broken
thumb. Center Trey Humphrey
and offensive/defensive end
Victor Quintanilla were both side-
lined with illness.
Once the game started things
began to look better. The Jaguars
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got the ball first on their own 35.
Eckley Sander gained five yards
around the left end. Darrell Smith
went to the right side for four,
more. Javiun Langston had two
carries for nine yards. Then after
a bad snap moved PSJ back to
their own 48, Darrell Smith blew
around the right end behind a
tremendous block by Kendall
Hogan and went 52 yards for the
game's first TD. Janun Langston
then went up the middle for the
PAT behind excellent blocks by
Javon Davis, Eckley Sander and
Kendall Hogan and the offensive
line led by Brandon Strickland.
On the Tiny Sharks' first pos-
session the Jaguar defense was
all over them. Alter netting three
yards in three plays they were
forced to punt. The Jags clipped
on the return and ended up with
the ball at their own 30. They
went on another strong dnrve fea-
turing runs of 12 yards and 23
yards by Darrell Smith. Then, fac-
ing a fourth down and eight yards
to go on the 23, Javiun Langston
went off left tackle through a host
of Tiny Sharks and took the ball
to the five. Darrell Smith ran it in
from there and PSJ was up 13 to
On their next possession, the
Tiny Sharks finally began to move
the ball. An outstanding open
field tackle by corner back
Kendall Hogan saved a touch-
down. Then, with safety Darrell
Smith on the sideline with a
minor injury, Apalach threw a
pass into an open area and went
all the way for the TD. The PAT
was no good and the half ended
with PSJ up 13 to 6.
Apalach had the ball first to
start out the second half and
again went 3 and out. After receiv-
ing the punt, the Jaguars fumbled
on the second play from scrim-
mage and turned the ball back
over to the Tiny Sharks on their
own 45. The first play they ran
was a five-yard loss on a tackle by
Javon Davis. The second play was
a six-yard loss when Javiun
Langston crashed Into their back-
(See Jaquars on Page 11A)
nine of his 13 pass attempts for
200 yards with two touchdown
passes and one interception.
Isaiah Jenkins led the
receiving corps with 109 yards on
five receptions and one
touchdown. Raye Bailey had three
catches for 64 yards and a
touchdown; while Brad Ray had
one catch for 27 yards.
Rashed Brown had nine
carries for 29 yards, and Raye
Bailey picked up 25 yards on
Rashed Brown and Brian-
PSJ Project Grad
Don't forget your dollar at this
Fridaynight's Homecoming game,
the PSJHS Project Graduation,
committee is holding a drawing at
halftime to give away a stained.
and finished oval che al] mirror,
hung on a frame of parawood.
This beauty, valued at approxi-
mately $170, is donated by
Reeves Furniture & Refinishing
Last' week's drawing winner,
Kim Tharpe, chose to receive a,
Stihl chain saw over a second
choice of a weed trimmer-each
was a $200 value donated by St.
SJoe Rent-All. All donations given
are very much appreciated!
What's next??? A really nice
6' x 9' area rug (compliments of
Carpet Country) is slated for
October 19th valued up to
Escape To The Cape!
Sales have begun for a
chance at an "Escape to the Cape
Weekend"-including a weekend
stay in a Bay Villa, .donated by
Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals; a
guided St. Joseph Bay fishing
,charter,, donated by Capt. Clihnt
Moore of Channel 4-14: and a
" seafood donner for two, donated
by Butler's Restaurant.
What else to look for? "Jail
For Bail" is hot in the fire for
October plans! Watch for updates!
Parents, take note-next
meeting, is set for Monday,
October 8th at 6:30. Be there!
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A host of Sharks bring down Liberty County running back
Trey Holcomb during Friday night's 27-24 loss.
Bizek led the defense with 13,total Score by Quarters
tackles each. Brown had fiVe Bulldogs 0 14 7 6 27
solos, eight assist, three tackles Sharks 0 12 O 12 24
for a loss and one quarterback STATISTICS
'sack; while Bizek had seven solos. PSJ BHS
six assists, one tackle for a loss. First Downs 12 16
one sack and caused one fumble. Rushes/Yds. 28,/64 52/263
Raye Bailey followed with five Passing Yards 200 M52
solos and five assists (10),: Total Yards 264 315
The Sharks will host the Passes 9/15/1 2/6/0
Florida High Seminoles : this Fumbles/Lost 1/1 1/1
Friday night for "Homecoming." Penalties/Yards 7/60 5/35
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#5-State Ranked Wewa
Gators Remain Undefeated!
The Wewahitchka Gators,
which moved up to #5 in Class A
This week, improved to 5-0 overall
' nd 2-0 in District 2-A play with
Friday night's 45-0 victory over
The Gators dominated the -
Sharks on both sides of the ball.
'Offensively, Wewahitchka picked
up 293 yards on the ground and
-73 yards'through the air for 366
total yards; while holding
Apalachicola to just 75 yards total
Wewahitchka scored on their
. first three offensive possessions of
,the game, and also returned a
punt for a touchdown.
The first touchdown of the
night came off a four yard run by
Harold Williams, giving the Gators
a 6-0 lead with 8:14 left in the
first quarter. Matt Kramer's point
'after touchdown was no good.
During the drive, quarterback
Brandon Jones had a 26 yard
run; Ryan Baker had an eight
yard run; while Williams added
runs of five and four yards.
The Gators didn't take long to
extend their lead to 12-0 with
Myron, a senior wingback
Gators, had three carries fo
touchdown run, and a 68 yc
down in Wewahitchka's 45
Defensively, Vann led the (
four assists for 16 total tac
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4:43 left in the first. The defensive
unit stopped Apalachicola, forcing
the Sharks to punt- Myron Vann
returned the punt 69 yards for
the Wewahitchka's second
touchdown of the night. The
Gators' two-point conversion try
Later in the first quarter, the
Myron Vann earned "Player of the Week" honors in Friday night's district win. He left
Apalachicola Sharks dead in the water on this 69 yard punt return for a touchdown.
Gators took over the ball on their
own 28 yard line after stopping
the Sharks on downs. Myron
I OF THE W E Vanrn capped off a four play, 72
yard drive with a sweep.. around
the right end. Kramer added the
Hig h School extra point to give Wewahitchka a
..#22 -- -- 19-0 lead with 1:13 remaining in
the first quarter. Quarterback
VANN Brandon Jones' 27 yard pass to
V1 Chris Gainer set up the score.'
and I11; for. On the ensuing kick-off,
-nd linebacker for' the DenOc t 1i s "eco kdoff,
a:ndDerrick Williams- Tecovered a
ir 53 yards with a 28 yard fumble on the Sharks' 18 yard
rd punt return for a touch- o leave the Gaor
rd punt return for a touch- threatening to score again deep in
-0 in over Apalachicola. Shark territory. Four plays later,
ators with 12 solos and Harold Williams bulled in for the
Gators with 12 solos and score from the five yard line to
kles. extend Wewahitchka's lead to 25-
Un 0. with the second quarter just
... BE hilgetting underway. Kramer's extra
AUTO PARTS ^Bpoint attempt was blocked.
WTO PARTS The Gators made it 32-0
VALUE .STORE" before halftime. Wewahitchka
VAU ......O... took over on their own 42 yard
Wewahitchka (850) 639-3500 line after the Sharks shanked a
nine yard punt. On the second
play of the drive, Brandon Jones
hooked up with Byron Jones for a
43 yard gain that moved the
Gators down to the 15 yard line.
Harold Williams picked up 11
yards on the next play, and
Shelton Lewis capped off the drive
with a four yard touchdown.
Kramer's point after touchdown
Swasigood with 4:11 left in the first
half of play.
Wewahitchka received the
opening kick-off of the second
hall, and took only two plays to
jump out to a 38-0 lead. On
second and four, Chris Gainer
took the hand-off around the left
side, .and raced 42 yards for the
touchdown with 10;32'left in the
The Gators' final touchdown
of the game came after another
short Apalachicola punt. Taking
over on the Shark 24 yard line,
Harold Williams took the hand-off
on the first play from scrimmage,,
and .raced in for the score to
extend the Gators' lead to-45-0.
.The Sharks decided to put the
mercy rule into effect at this
point, which allowed the clock to
run continuous the rest of the
Harold Williams. Ted the
Gators' 293 yard rushing attack
with 69 yards on eight cares and
three touchdowns. Myron Vann
had 53 yards on three carries;
Chris Gainer picked up 52 yards
on ',three carries with a
touchdown; Shelton Lewis had
five carries for 49 yards and a
touchdown; Brandon Jones had
two carries for 34 .yards: and
Ryan Baker picked up 24 yards
on two carries.
Quarterback Brandon Jones
completed two of his five passes
for 70 yards: while Hunter
Nunnery completed his only pass
attempt for three yards. Byron
,-,ones had one reception for 43
S'va-'s: Chris Gainer had one
catch for 27 yards: and Chris
Despard caught one pass for'
three yards. ;
MTyron Vann had 12 solos and
four assists (16 total tackles) to-
lead the Gator defense. Andrae
Williams and Jeffery Marshall
each had six solos; while Chris
Gainer had one interception.
The Gators travel to Defuniak
Springs this Fnday nightto take
on Walton Coun ty High School at
"Our special teams have to
play better, this week against
Walton County," said head coach
Grant Grantham. "After this
week, we have three district
games in a row- Liberty County,
Blountstown and Port St. Joe.
The real season starts now for
Score by Quarters
Gators 19 13 13 0 45
Sharks O 0 0 0 0
First Downs 11
Passing Yards 73
Total Yards 366
Seminar October 8th
The Gulf County Extension
Service will sponsor an Equine
Seminar for equine owners on
Monday, October 8 at the Michael
Traylor Arena, located at T. L.
James Park in Wewahitchka. The
seminar will start at 6:00 p.m.
CST. Dr. Ed Johnson, Equine
Specialist with IFAS of the
University of Florida will give a
presentation on recommended
immunizations for horses and
proper bit selection for various
Allen Bassin, Equine Dentist
will give a demonstration of
proper methods of floating equine
Hot dogs and hamburgers will
be served, compliments, of the
Gulf, County Extension Service.
Please make plans to attend. For
more information contact the Gulf
County Extension Service at 639-
3200 or 229-2909.
-From Page 10
field and made the tackle. On the
next play Dylan Jackson smashed
through and drove, them back
another ten yards with a hit that
caused a fumble. Tan Smiley
recovered on the Tiny Sharks' 25.
Three plays later, all runs by
Darrell Smith, the Jaguars were
in the end zone again.
When Apalach got the ball
they started their best drive of the
evening. They went around the
left side to the 50-yard line, then
up the middle to the Jaguar 43.
On the next play they were
trapped in their own backfield,
broke loose and went all the way
for their second TD. The PAT was
no good when it seemed like the
entire Jaguar 'defense was in the
Tiny Shark backfield. The Jaguars.
wasted no time when they got the
ball back. After two plays that
took them to the 38, Darrell Smith
went off left tackle, broke outside
and went 62 yards for the final TD
. of the game.
On their next possession, the
Tiny Sharks went nowhere and
were forced to punt. The Jaguars
turned the ball over on downs,
Apalach took over and completed
one pass. On the next play they
tried to throw again. Dylan
Jackson and Tan Smiley were all
over the passer, he hurried his
throw and Kendall Hogan inter-
cepted to end the game.
With this very important win,
the PSJ Jaguars are the only
undefeated team in the 8-to-10
year old division and have taken a
big step toward another Super
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course, taught by Extrication
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McGuffin, and John Ford is
designed to instruct the student
in a comprehensive program that
addresses numerous aspects of
motor vehicle extrication.
This course covered topics
ranging from safety and vehicle
design to hydraulic tools and their
operations. The course is
designed to provide a better
understanding of the roles and
responsibilities at an accident/
rescue scene and to cover the
basic operations of multiple res-
cue tools. Topics included scene
size up and management, respon-
sibilities of patient care, the role of
EMS, advanced principles and
techniques of extrication, patient
and vehicle stabilization, hand
tools, air tools, hydraulic tools,
and basic anatomy of a vehicle.
Special thanks to B&A Towing
for donating the four vehicles
used during this training of volun-
teer ESU members. This training
is vital in continuing the educa-
tion and improving the skills of
these emergency personnel.
These emergency service unit personnel participated in a GCCC
advanced extrication course.
4th Annual Walk to Remember
The Gulf County Healthy
Start Coalition will be sponsoring;
the fourth annual "Walk To
Remember"; The Walk T6
Remember is designed to provide
caregivers and loss survivors w4th
an opportunity 'that allows thpm
to memorialize their prenatal.
infant or parent, grandparent.
sibling or friend. /
The Walk', will help to/raise
awareness about the impqttance
of the grief process for family and
All churches and medical pro-
fessionals are invited to join in the
Walk to Remember. Please share
this information with your family
and friends and let's all. come out
to support one another.
Due to the recent tragedy they
are also asking firefighters, police-
(Sheriff's Beat) Faith Christian Hosts
RECENT BOONGSAT THE GULF Annual Harvest Festiv
Tuesday, September 25th- This Saturday, October 6, taken upon request at the h
Coy Shiver, 33, W/M, of beginning at 9:00 a.m., Faith back riding area.
Eastpoint, driving under the Christian School will hold its In the tradition of past:
influence; Craig Smith, 28, W/M, annual Harvest Festival behind vals, there will be a face-paii
of Mexico Beach, driving under the Centennial Building near the booth. This year, for those wis
the influence; and George Pitts, Constitution Museum. to flex their muscles, there w
43, W/M, of Kinard, driving under The Harvest Festival will offer a car bash.
the influence, a variety of activities. There will be The. Parent Teacher Fe
Saturday, September 29th- children's games and entertain- ship will host a craft fair feati
Edna Drabant, 23, W/F, of ment with a lot of pnzes. Families creations' made by the stuck
Wewahitchka, lewd and lascivi- w\ll enjoy horseback riding, annd a parents, and other dor
pus; Lorena Hernandez, 18, W/F, hayrides, and even the antics of a items. The PTF will also spon
of Miami, possession of marijuana clown. Polaroid pictures will be bike s'aetv program and
,and possession of a controlled i parade. The safety c
substance; Maggie Jones, 25. Local COUnties instructed by the Port St.
W/F, of West Palm Beach, posses- police department, will beg
slon of a controlled substance, Represented By 9:30 a.m. and the bike parade
possession of cocaine, and p90-b
session of cocaine, and marijuana B.A.S.I.C. At begin at 0:00a.. Children
with intent to distribute; and decorate their t bikes with
Yanina Luna, 22, W/F, of West fereappropriate theme or
Palm Beach, no valid driver's scheme. o
license, possession of cocaine, The 5th Annual United States The famous BBQ chicken
and possession of paraphernalia. Conference on AIDS was held ners. cooked by Benny Rob
September 12-16 in lMiami Beach. will include a half chicken, b
Gulf County. along with Bay. !beans, cole slaw, bread an
| Calhoun. Washington. Holmes '"drink. The price is still $5. Ser
PSJPD and Jackson. were represented by starts at 11:00 a.m. There wi
,S R Bay AIDS Services and Infor- ample seating and cariy-,out
nation Coalition, Inc., (BASIC). be available. There will also bi
WHERE'S YOUR BiKE? The 'con ference identified and' dogs and chips available, an
Has your bicycle been stolen? explored new ways of addressing scrumptious selection at our"
The Port St. Joe Police the challenges of the HIV/AIDS, sale. Tickets are available al
Department officers have several epidemic. : s school office or from any oJ
bicycles that have been found and Seventeen delegates from the FCS. faculty and students.
turned in. Please stop by the six-county service area received more information call the sc
police station, give a description valuable educational information office at 229-6707.
of it and together you and the offi- in the training and developmental
cer can look through the bicycles workshops to take back to their
to see if yours has been recovered, communities. These will be | '
Americans to help raise money for the
American Red Cross Liberty Fund
For the disaster relief fund for New York City and Washington.
DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2001 *
TIME: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Centennial Building
ADDRESS: 2201 Centennial Drive, Port St. J
Already has tables and won't have to worry about rain.
Rummage Sale, Baked Goods, Raffle, Will Have Activities For The Kids
Boston Butt Sale, BBQ Sandwich, Coleslaw, Chips & Drink "5'
5:00 p.m. till Wade Clark Auction, 314 Reid Ave., U.2s0ALu-
Tom Godwin Carving, Drawing To Be Held At End Of Auction,
Rummage sale items, Boston butts, baked goods, raffle items, auction sale items,
volunteers, donations of money, goods and services, and lots of prayers.
October 13th from 11:00-2:00 Donations for Rummage Sale
can be placed on a flat bed trailer at the following locations:
Dalkeith, VFD; Howard Creek, VFD; Highland View, VFD.
Next week look for the closest location near you.
If you wish to help,
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lectures, creative expressions,
counseling, support groups, case
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to aid, assist and comfort those
living with HIV/AIDS, their fami-
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The Walk To Remember will;
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9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EST at Frank-
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Wewahitchka State Bank Observing Its 75th Anniversary
by George Core
Gulf County's oldest financial
institution-and its first-is cele-
brating its 75th year of operating
since the Wewahitchka State
Bank and Gulf County were both
formed. The Wewa Bank, the
familiar name it is known by
throughout the panhandle of
Florida, is still operated by the
same family which brought it from
near failure during the depression
years to the present state of suc-
cessful banking it enjoys today.
Gulf County was created by
the Florida Legislature on June
25, 1925 when it divided Calhoun
County into two sections. The
Wewahitchka Bank was formed
immediately afterward when 28
people signed a Notice of Intention
and applied for a charter creating
a bank to be located in
Wewahitchka in the new county.
Twenty-five of those signing the
charter lived in Wewahitchka, two
lived in Troy, AL, and one lived in
Union Springs, AL.
The State Comptroller issued
Letters of Patent and the charter
for the new bank on September
16, 1926, as recorded in Charter
Book, number 1, on page 1.
Public records of Gulf County
at that early date, were kept in the
living room of J.R. Hunter, the
Clerk of Circuit Court, as there
was no courthouse built at that
After receiving their charter,
the 28 who signed the petition for
the bank held their first meeting,
electing the following officers and
directors: T. H. McKinnon [a
banker and farmer from Troy, AL]
president; J.J. McDaniel [Wewa-
hitchka] vice president; C.H.
Norton [Wewahitchka] cashier;
C.H. McKinnon, C.H. Norton, J.G.
Sanders, Theo Levins, C.L. Land,
J.J. McDaniel and A.H. Croom as
members of the board of directors.
The Board then issued 150
shares of common stock with a
value of $100 per share, with
McKinnon owning 40 shares,
Sanders and Norton, 20 shares
each; the remaining 70 shares
were divided among the others.
This gave controlling interest to
McKinnon, Sanders and Norton.
The bank purchased property
located on the north. corner of
where State Road 71 intersects
Lake Grove Road [County road
22-A] in downtown Wewahitchka,
where the first bank building was
built and operated for many
ENTER THE GASKINS
The bank began its operations
during the depression years. Very
little money was changing hands
.back in the late 20s on through
the 30s. The bank, operating
under its officers, was about to
George Gaskin, a farmer,
naval stores and real estate oper-
ator, bought controlling interest
and became president.
He then called his son, Dave
Gaskin, and said to him, "I am
putting you in charge of the bank
and I want you to change the way
we are doing business."
Young Dave's reply to his
- father was, "I don't know anything
about the banking business. All I
know is how to run our seven tur-
pentine stills and our farm."
His argument of protests were
to no avail and he replaced his
father as president of the floun-
dering bank. He set out to change
its ways of doing business from
the methods of the first few years
of struggle, by making it a home-
style operation, serving the people
of the then small county of Gulf.
The county was populated with
naval stores operators, timber,
operators, a seafood industry and
keepers of small garden patches
and honey gatherers.
The new bank president's pol-
icy became one of always offering
a friendly welcome to every person
entering the bank. He had the
charisma and ability to make each
person feel welcome and never left
a doubt in anyone's mind that
they would get whatever services
Many times a request for, a
loan could not be approved under
the bank's policy and the require-
ments of the state and federal reg-
ulations. In such 'an instance,
Gaskin told the applicant the
bank could not make a particular
loan, but he "could get Miss Annie
[his wife] to let you have whatever
Mrs. Gaskin made a number
:of loans to people who could not
qualify at the bank. A few of those
failed to repay her. Some would
work the loan out on the Gaskin
farm or around their home. ,
GASKIN'S LIFE WAS HIS
The real advertising for the
bank was knowing "Mr. Dave"' He
always -greeted one and all with a
big smile and he had time to talk.
anywhere he met you. His bank
office was nothing like you would
find in the larger banks. His office ,
was just inside the front door. He
was the first person you saw as
you entered the place of business.
You were greeted with a "good
morning" and an inquiry, for
example, about your family, about
your corn crop, your sick milk
cow, or an inquiry as to whether
your sow had had her pigs yet. He
would add things such as, "I was
glad to see you in church
Sunday", or mention the basket-
(ball game last Friday night. He
would either tell, or ask, you
where the -fish were biting. Each
customer had to go through this
before being turned over to M.G.
B Brock, the cashier, to take care of
his banking business. Back then,
Mr. Dave knew everybody and
everybody knew everybody else.
Another method of advertising
was an on-going way of life for the
Gaskin family, but most certainly
it was never intended to be such. It
was inherited from Mr. Dave's
mother and father. If you were in
the bank about the time Mr. Dave
was leaving to go to dinner, you
'had an invitation to go to dinner.
with him. Many times he would
take three or four people home
You would think Miss Annie
(as his wife was affectionately
known by everyone) would be
upset when she saw her husband
coming in with the dinner guests.
She always had more than
enough food on the table to serve
one and all; her family, her two
cooks and almost always a few
boys or men doing work around
On Sunday, there would be
so many people invited to dinner,
a stranger passing by would think
a big celebration was taking place.
Almost weekly, Mr. Dave would
have a fish fry in his back yard.
People from every direction would
Christmas morning was extra
special at the Gaskin home. The
entire town was invited for break-
fast. Miss Annie, with several
other cooks in the kitchen, had
some of everything that is good for
breakfast, with her special dish
being fried turkey breast.
This was Mr. Dave's kind of
lifestyle, which built the:
Wewahitchka State Bank into a
successful financial institution
such as it is today.
PRESENT BANK BUILT
The original bank needed
more space to continue growing
and in January of 1962, the bank
purchased. the property that the
old Satsumna Hotel occupied
before it was destroyed by fire,
and the adjoining property that
was the home of Mrs. Emma
Stone on the shore of Lake Alice.
A new building was constructed
that same year and remains a
landmark in'Wewahitchka today.
The Port St. Joe branch bank
received its charter on September
9, 1979; A facility for cashing
checks, making deposits and
receiving loan payments was then
added at a location in St. Joe
Beach on U.S. Highway 98. This
bank became a family-owned
organization when George Gaskin
became the majority owner. His
ownership was passed on to his
son, Dave, at his death. Dave
Gaskin's only son, David C.
Gaskin [an attorney] was, presi-
dent until his retirement. Today,
David C. Gaskin's son, Jerry, his
son-in-law, William C. "Bill"
Sumnber and one of his daughters,
Jan Traylor. operate the family-
owned bank, much in the same
fashion which Mr. Dave followed
in bringing it back from the brink
of closing in the depression years.
Team Recognized By School Board,
Members of the 14 year old Dizzy Dean World Series Championship baseball team were recog-
nized at Tuesday's Gulf County School Board meeting. From left are Gavin Vickery, Travis Burge,
Garrett Garland, Aaron Little, Justin McCroan, Zack Williams, Bart Lowry, Justin Lyons, Kenny
McFarland and Coach Duane McFarland. Not shown are coaches Brent Vickery, Travis Burge, and
Phil McCroan, and Apalachicola team members Robbie Register and Randall Johnson.
"National Wildlife Refuge Week"
18th Annual Open House Tours
St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge will conduct the 18th
annual fall Open House Tours
during the second week of
October. Participants will have the
opportunity to become better
acquainted with their refuge and
its varied wildlife and wildlife
habitats. The Open House is part
of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, "National Wildlife Refuge
Week", October 6-13.
One tour will be conducted
daily October 8. 9, and 10
(Monday through Wednesday).
The tours are scheduled to leave
the Refuge's Indian Pass boat
dock at 8 a.m. ET and will return
at approximately 1 p.m. ET.
Transportation across Indian
Pass will be provided for partici-
pants of the Open House tours.,
Those wishing to participate
must make reservations by phone
at 850/653-8808. Reservations
will be limited to four individuals
\ USFWS former director Mollie
Beattie said the second week in
October will be observed annually
as National Wildlife Refuge Week,
leading up to the 100th anmnver-:
sa-ry in 2003. "'By that time,"
Beattie said. "we hope to make all
Americans aware of the National
Wildlife Refuge System as places
to enjoy wildlife, to hunt, to fish,
to watch, and to learn about our
In addition to the open house
tours, the Refuge will be conduct-
ing a children's birding tour
October 12 arid 13. As part of the
Florida Panhandle Birding and
Wildflower Festival. For more
information on the festival you
can visit www.birdfestival.org or
e-mail info'@bird festwal.org.
As a reminder, the refuge is
open to the public year-round
during daylight hours except dur-
iiag hunt periods and prescribed
burns; and/or wildfires. Special
permits or prior notice are not
required to visit. Transportation
to' the refuge is the responsibility
of the, visitor when not in con-
junction .with a specific refuge
"Our mission is working with
others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, and plants
and their habitats for the contin-
uing benefit of the American peo-
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.. Faith Christian School
nected to the school in some way.
Judy Davis is our missionary for
October. She is Beth Taylor's sis-
ter and is a dorm parent in a
school for missionary children in
Kenya, Africa. Please pray for her.
Friday will be the last day for
the Christian Book Fair. There is
a good selection of Bibles, books,
videos, CDs, cassette tapes, and
games that would be great for
birthday and Christmas gifts.
Don't forget to come to the
Harvest Festival this Saturday,
October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. behind the Centennial
Building here in Port St. Joe. This
year's activities will include
horseback riding, a hayride,
games, and arts and crafts as well
as food and fellowship. Benny
Robert's barbecue chicken din-
ners, which consists of one/half
chicken baked beans, cole slaw,
bread and tea, will be sold for $5
each. Hot dogs, coffee, and cold
drinks will also be'available. The
PTF is sponsoring a bicycle safety
demonstration and parade begin-
ning at 9:30 a.m.
Thank you for participating in
the Christmas card sales. All the
classes met their goals and
Sherry Davidson's 6-8 class led
the school with Terri Nelson's K-5
class close behind. Individual ele-
mentary students with the high-
est sales are Elijah Quaranta with
51, Jarret Laluzerne with 44, and
Jessica Sarmiento with 38.
Others with sales over 20 are:
Jenifer Kennington, Charlie
Persall, Dillon MeGhee, Danielle
Matincheck, Blanca Love, Korie
Othic and Trisha Davidson. The
overall winner in the Pre-
Kindergarten Department is
Celeste Thursbay with 45 sales.
The Faith Christian Cookbook
is off to the printers, and we will
let you know when they come in.
Thak you for your contributions.
Each month the students are
praying for and bringing an offer-
ing for a missionary who is con-
Students Enjoy Fire Truck
FCS Day of Prayer and Remembrance
On September 14th, students in K-5 through eighth grad
and faculty at Faith Christian School observed the "Day o
Prayer and Remembrance" along with the rest of our nation
Students displayed a banner with the message, "God Bles
America!" as they gathered to pray for our country and all
those affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11th.
School is growing and changing.
In addition to six new classrooms
reaching completion, the play-
S ground is being redesigned. Some
playground equipment had to be
le relocated to accommodate con-
of struction. A+ incentive funds,
a. money earned when WES was
ss rated a B school for the year
of 1999-2000, was also used to pur-
chase new equipment soon to be
installed. The money was earned
by the students when they per-
formed well on the FCAT and the
staff voted to use the.funds as a
way to' reward students for their
efforts with something tangible.
WES students can be proud of the
strides in academic progress they
have made. Those strides resulted
in WES being rated an A school
(See WES on Page 3B)
From the Principal of
by Dr. Bill Truby
Three of our outstanding
senior girls represented them-
selves, their families, their school
and their community extremely
well in the Junior Miss Pageant
last -week. We salute and congrat-
ulate our Belles: Lindsey Carter,
Cerrelle Hanes, and Kimberly
McMillion'. And in case you
missed it, Lindsey is First',
Runner-up and Cerrelle. is. 3rd
Runner-Up. We would also like to
recognize and thank our junior
girls who helped out at this event.
They are Monique Adkins, Sarah
Grimes,' Judith Husband, and
Kelli Jackson. And finally, a big
thank you is extended to Mrs. Cox
for helping, our girls in prepara-
tion for this highly competitive
, and well-received event.
The WHS football team con-
tinued to impress this past week
,as it easily defeated Apalachicola
45-0. The 6th ranked Gators look
very good on both sides of the
ball. The next home game will be
homecoming on October 19th vs.
Blountstown. This week, the
*-Gators will be talkng on Walton
High cfh61'. at, Walt6n. 'Please
2hote~that game time is 7:30 CT.
The Junior Varsity continued
its winning ways with a victory'
over Carrabelle. They will play
against Liberty County at Bristol
this week. They will play against
Liberty County at home on the
11th -- next week. The away game
is at 5:00 CT and the home game
is at 6:00.
The Lady Gator volleyball
.team plays at Chattahoochee this
Tuesday and at FAMU this
The golf team plays at Vernon
on Tuesday. The district is not too
far away for them and the rest of
our fall athletes.
Courtney Bremer andBrittlee
Howerton are doing well on the
girls' cross country team. In the
boys' division, Fritz Stoppelbein
finished 6th in a recent meet
while Billy and Eddie Vasquez fin-
ished 18th and 19th respectively.
FCA held its first evening
meeting last week and featured
Coach, Jim Scroggins from Bay
High as the guest speaker. As
usual, Coach Scroggins was,
entertaining and uncompromising
in his presentation. The students
enjoyed some good food, too. FCA,
along with SWAT and TFC, will be
trying to muster some support for
a bonfire rally prior to our game
against PSJ. Stay tuned 'for
The following students have
been elected by their peers to be a
part of the homecoming court: 9th
- Tiffany Laird and Will Strange;
10th Christina McClain and
Jeremiah Bailey; 11th Kelli
Jackson and Sean Kerrigan; and
12th Jamie Cain, Lindsey
Carter, Cerrelle Hanes, Kim
McMillion. Alicia Mooneyharn,
Heather Vertrees, Jennifer
Williams. Alex Chan, Wes Colvin,
Brandon Jones. Chris Nelson.
Pete Taunton, Derrick Williams
and Harold Williams. :
We are pleased to dnmnhiftce
that we have a coordinator for our
Volunteers in Partnership pro-
gram (VIP). Mrs. Cherlyn
McNamara is already taking
Names and areas of interest. You
may contact her through the
school if you would like to help.-
The comedy we had anticipat-
ed offering this Saturday has
been moved to November 3rd., The
WHS Drama Club will present
"Man of the House" at that, time.,
This comedy will uplift you.
Looking at the calendar a lit-
tle further down the road, please
note the following:
No school from October 12-
17. (There is no early release on
10/11.) Homecoming is 10/19
(See WHS on Page 3B)
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San Bias Rd.,
Port St. Joe,
Roger Bradley Broker/Owner
Bus. 850-227-9000 Fax 850-227-9111* Toll-Free 866-229-5525 Mobile 850-227-4383
GREAT AREA, GREAT PRICE! Neat as a pin
Home on 2 spacious lots. Many extras
including vaulted ceilings, irrigation well,
great workshop, and only a stone's throw to
Hwy. 98, the Bay, or the airport. Offered
mostly furnished and perfect for a family or
a pilot. Only $64,900.
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GULF FRONT ON CAPE SAN BLASI Enjoy
panoramic views and incredible sunsets from
your own sunny decks This large 4 BR/3.5
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with private entrance ahd great rental poten-
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Next to the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park BEAUTIFUL VIEWS Abound from this 1st tier
and only a stones throw from the St. Joe Bay, lot in Two Palms subdivision. Spacious and
this large lot is cleared and ready for your high, this lot is located on a quiet cul-de-sac.
Dream Home! Priced right at only $49,900. S175,000.
S,, Incredible Business Opportunityl The Cape
STradin' Post Includes convenience tilore
gas station, liquor store, and over 200 feel
of highway frontage $995,900. Cabins and
Campground also available
numerous upgrades including a new rool treih
S paint, and new carpet, as well as a comfortable
sun room with jacuzz; and an inground sprin-
"s-""." --,,, kler system Situated on I 5 lots This home i'.
located ,n one of lhe most convenient areas of
Part Si Joe Priced to sell @ $169,900.
NEED ROOM? This 4 BR/2 BA home has many new upgrades and two spacious lots.
Located on Palm Blvd. in Port.St. Joe and priced to sell at $119,700.
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remodeled, huge screen porch & open dec carport with laundry & storage room. "OWNER
overooking St Joe Bay. Approx. 120' SAYS SELL" MAKE AN OFFERII $369,000.00.
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bay 279' Bay front wilh dock $649,000 00 -
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COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY Beaul.ful commer
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Both are beautiful locations and require
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SOTH.ER LISTINGS I
NEW LISTING BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME on
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4th Streel, Mexico Beach A duplex wi
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unit it currently rented for $650 a m
downstairs rents for $450 a month Th
only 1 block from the dedicated bea
great wrap-around deck where you
the beautiful Gulf of Mex;col $195,01
Cathey Parker Hobbs REALTOR
Sally L. Childs, Realtor Associate
Larry G. Turner, Realtor Associate
Lisa Varona, Realtor Associate
P. 0O. Box 13123 Hwy. 98 & 31st St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
iew Only CUSTOM 1999 DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE
Lane, Pel- HOME Zoned III. exposure D, 3 BR/2 BA
plus office, liv/din/kit & dining rm., large
deck Many extras near beach 116 2nd
Street Mexico Beach OWNER READY TO
nonih and ,
is home is NEW LISTING 8166 Hwy 98 New beach
ich with a home now under construction 3 BR/2 BA
can enjoy with ceramic tile in kitchen and bathrooms,
00.00. all Kenmore appliances Perfect vacation
home to get away and relax Located across
t' he street from Ihe Gulf with an excellent
view This home also has swimming pool
access' A must .see. $265,000.00.
51 1 ,,30 iI 1mQr A
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LOT 1 on Hwy 98 & Magellan, St. Joe Beach, otsmore proed cooled I
pirne 1600 head & cooled sq ft
Ths lo, has on unobstructed gull view & dedi 106 Sea Pines Drive, Gulf Aire Subd. with pool 8172 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach 2 BR/2 BA "' ;
caied beach in front aof Fantastic view of sun & dedicated beach privileges. $172,900.00. beautiful new home in quiet subdivision located
lets 5140,000.00. e --
C on Highway 4 right across the street from the beach. This'
APPROXIMATELY ONE ACRE on HIghway -r lse nho s m emmng pool n beach access NEW LISTING GULF FRONT CONDO -
386 or the Overstreel bridge Property present w C home hai swimming l and bea acces Carmel Villa #4 Great 2 BR/2 BA unit com-
ly zoned commercial and is in a vastly under ..Ceramic tile in kitchen & baths Nice spacious. pletely furnished & equipped Fantastic view
served growing area. $45,00000. porches to eeleee 24900000 of Beach & sunsets rom covered deck Good
2 LARGE PARCELS- near beach, zoned R MLS9885. rental history No condo feesill 109 5. 28th
Each parcel is 280' x 100 or 40,000.00. Street Mexico Beach. 527 ,000.00.
8th Street, Mexico Beach.-
2 PRIME RESIDENTIAL PARCELS on Garrior.
Ave. between Monica and Brenda Dr;ve Port
St. Joe. Each parcel contains 3 lots over I acre
for $75,000.00. per parcel. .... -.
GREAT STARTER or RETIREMENT HOME: 173 123 CIRCLE DRIVE Beach s de of highway in
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acre oat 529,900. REDUCED TO $22,500.00. CHALET STYLE HOME. 3 BR/2 BA, Ig deck, home has a great room and recreaton room with
RED BULL ISLAND- Lot 6, BIk G. 171' x 100' underneath parking & more Quiet neighbor plenty of storage What a view from the sun deck
$10,000.00, REDUCED $8,.00.00 hood, short walk to beach. 132 PINE STREET and jusi steps to the beach' 5395,000.00.
44 AZALEA DRIVE, MEXICO BEACH- 75X100 MEXICO BEACH- S149,000.00.
Lot within walking dw.ance to dedicated beach I OT HER LISTINGS I PRE CONSTRUCTION: "MARINA COVE" LUXURY BEACHSIDE
Zoned for homes only 539,900.00. .. I I Pre-Construction: Magnolia Ave., Mexico Beach TOWNHOMES 2 BR/2 1/2 BA with many
510 4TH STREET, Port St. Joe Zoned commer- MERPLACE SUBDIVISION beautiful lot with great 4 BR/2 1/2 BA two story home with approx. .beautiful amenities:.Underneath garage with
cial lot 10, Blk. 26 50' ,x 170', $39,000.00. view of Gulf. New subdivision that has beach and 1965 sq. ft. plus garage. Metal root, ceramic possibility for 3rd BR & BA. i units available
SEASHORES DR. & HIGHWAY 98 AREA SUM swimming pool access. 208.5' x 50' tile; berber carpet. Great floor plan. at $239,900.00. With 3rd BR & BA
$115,000.00. S299,900.00. $255,000.00.
Mexico Beach Residential Lots *Large lots *Paved streets *Underground utilities, City water & sewer, natural gas, electric, phone & cable available *Subdivision Covenants
& Restrictions *Owner Financing, $25,500 $3,500 down, balance over 10 yrs @ 10% interest *Cash'price $23,500. Copy of plat & covenants in office.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL -THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001 PAGE 3B
I LPHIN NEWS
PORT ST. JOE
by Cindy Belin
Students of the Week
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week: Monica
Collinsworth," Shawn Moore,
Cierra Scoggins, Natalie Wood,
Torie Burgess, Kayla Parker and
* Congratulations to our 2001-
2002 Odyssey of the Mind Team:
Kayla Parker, Melanie Raffield,
Sara Hoffman, Chris Cochran,
Jesse Raffield and Ashley Lacour.
* The library assistants for the
new school year are from grades 4
and 5. They are: Jessica Brake,
Tori Avent, Ashleigh Lewis, Asa
Watson, Angela Griffin, Kodi
Blackwell, Melanie Raffield, Sara
Hoffman, Garrett Avent, Emily
Baxley, Marissa Weatherly, Jenna
Maddox, Brandon Strickland,
Angela Canington, Johnathari
Fraham, Anna. Cordova, Jessie
Faircloth and Calder Mahan,
alternate. Congratulations to all
of you! Thanks for the great job
you are doing for our school.
2000-2001 yearbooks are on
sale for $8.00.
Our school will participate in
a PeaceBuilders March and Pep
Rally on Thursday, October 4 at
On Friday, October 5 every-
one is asked to wear purple and
show your school spirit.
School will be dismissed at
12:30 on Friday, October 5.
There will be a PTO meeting
on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30
to discuss our Fall Festival.
Parents are needed to help with
the booths. Please attend!
School will not be held
October 12-17 due to Fall Break.
On Tuesday, October 23 our
students, faculty and staff will
enjoy a presentation by Kuniko
Yamamoto, a Japanese Storytel-
-ler. Parents are invited to attend.
Red Ribbon, Week will be
observed the week of October 23-
School pictures will be taken
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PSJES Odyssey of the Mind Team
Newly chosen- members of the 2001-02 "Odyssey of the Mind"
team from Port St. Joe Elementary School, from left, are Douglas
May, Kayla Parker, Melanie Raffield, Sara Hoffman, Chris
Cochran, Jesse Raffield, and Ashley Lacour. The team is spon-
sored by Charlotte Willis. .
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on Thursday, October 25.
Our annual Fall Festival will
,be held on Friday. October 26
from 9:00-1:00 at the Centennial
Building. Pre-K through second
grades will attend from 9:00-
11:00 and grades three through
five will attend from 11:00-1:00.
Parents are needed to help with
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Friday, October 26. If you need to
schedule a parent/teacher confer-:
ence, please call 227-1221.
Our annual Book Fair will be;
held November 12-16.
Sa o Saw t In T4e Stw!!
There are several new faces at
Wewahitchka Elementary School
this year. Among them is that of
Port St. Joe Elementary School "Students of the Week" are
(front. 1 to r) first grader Cierra Scoggins, kindergartner Shawn
Moore, and pre-k student Monica Collinsworth; and (back, I to r)
fifth grader Heather Brinkmeier, fourth grader Kayla Parker,
third grader Torie Burgess, and second grader Natalie Wood.
Julie Pippin. Julie is serving as
media aide. a position vacated by
Ms. Nicki Little when she trans-
ferred to the Pnmary CCC lab.
Julie has worked as a substitute
teacher for quite some time and
enjoys working with our students.
Julie is one of Wewahitchka's
own and a product of our school
system. Julie graduated from
WHS min 1984. She is married to
Rodney Pippin. also of Wewa-
hitchka. and has a daughter. Jill.
Julie assists students in
selecting and checking out library
bboks that are suitable for their
level and interests. She also helps
children in conducting computer-
assisted research. In addition to
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working directly with students,
Julie also takes on the never-end-
ing tasks inherent in the opera-
tion of a productive media center.
Such tasks include filing, cata-
loging. shelving books, laminat-
ing,_ computer troubleshooting,
and an endless list of other cru-
cial jobs. She must wear many
hats and possess the flexibility
that lets her change from one role
to another easily.
,Julie states that her goal for
the school year is to learn the pro-'
cedures for running, the .media
center and computer lab and
becoming proficient in assisting
students. We are confident Ms.
Julie will attain that goal and are
proud to welcome her to the
WES-From Page 3B8
for the 2000-2001 school year.
WES would like to publicly
thahk Hub Norris for his, gener-
ous and unusual gift toward our
efforts in improving our play-
ground. Norris donated a vintage
fire truck manufactured in the
early 1950s. The truck was modi-
fied to assure student safety and
has now found a home on, our
playground. The youngsters enjoy
playing the role of firefighter and
"driving" to the fire in-.a hurry.
While the children are very appre-
ciative of the truck, teachers were
relieved to find the siren had been
WHS-From Page 3B
against ,Blountstown. Students
will be released at 1:00 pending
board approval. Report Cards will
be going home on 10/26.
'Who's Who" voting will take
. place in the near future and not
on 10/5 as reported earlier.
WHS will be the site for a
' Hunting Safety Course on Friday
! the 5th of October in the evening
and all day on Saturday the 6th.
There is a sign-up in the high
.Our first TGIF will be on
October 5th also. We will have the
group Strike Force from Florida
Baptist College putting on 2
shows: at 11:00 and at 11:45 in-
the gym. Thanks to all of volun-
teers for helping us out!
u A Fall Break will be coming
up. soon. Our last day. of school
will be October 11th. There is no
early release for that date. It is a
full day of school. School will
resume ori the 18th.,
We are encouraging sign-ups
for Florida Future Educators of
America. See Dr. T for the oppor-
The Middle School Task Force
will meet again on 10/8 at 6:30
p.m. And Projection Graduation
committee members will convene
again on 10/22 also at 6:30 p.m.
Seniors are requested to see Mrs.
Jordan with ideas for the Project
Have you ever had questions-
about a student's behavior?
Maybe you have a child who is
experiencing changes in his/her
attitude. If you have these types of
concerns, you can now turn to a
24-hour help-line providing a
variety of services for families and
children. The toll free number is
Ope 9 to 5, 7 Days A Week
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001
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ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
1987 Ford FI50, a/c, p/s, 6 cyc., 4
speed manual transmission. $1,200.
Call 647-3118. ltclO/4
BUY HERE/PAY HERE,
LOW DOWN PAYMENT.
1993 Ford Escort, SW, Red
1993 Pontiac Grand AM, 4D, Teal
1991 Olds Cutlas Supreme, 4D, Red
1991 Buick century, 4D, White
1990 Chevrolet Corsica, 4D, Blue
OAKLEY'S CARS & TRUCKS
585 Madison Street, Port St. Joe
1979 Chevy Step Van, good condition,
$2,800. Call 229-9408 or 229-2660.
1995 Jeep Cherokee, 6 cyl. 5 speed,
good condition, $5,700. Call 648-5058.
1989 Nissan Maxima SE, sunroof,
$3,000. Call 227-1812 work or 229-
8383 home. L ltclO/4
1989 Winniebago Motor Home, sleeps 6,
generator, 24 inch length. Call 647-
1994 Eagle Vision SI, sunroof, a/c, runs
great, needs minor things, $2,500. Call
Steve or Christine at 648-5229. itcio/4
1990 Honda Accord LX. Great condi-
tion, cold air, $3,500 OBO: Call 647-
3497 evenings/weekends, tfc10/4
S. 1997 Ford
996 Mercury Mystique $4,195.0
995 Chevy Corsica
991 Toyota Camry
990 Ford Bronco II 2. 9'
larog .- $2,595.0
991 Chevy Geo
992 Ford Mustang
991 Chevy Cavalier
W. C. Robinson Auto Sales
3996 N. Hwy. 71, Wewahitchka
MUST SEEi 15' fiberglass River Craft
boat. 55 H.P. Suzuki Motor, stainless
steel prop, depth/fish finder. TAC and
more. 2 gas tanks, 2 batteries, spare
tire & wheel. New 40 lb. thrust,
Minnkota trolling motor. Heavy duty
trailer. All good condition. 1st $1,500
gets it. See at 1003 Marvin Ave. or call
70 horsepower Mercury outboard
motor, 55 prop with all controls,
$1,000. Call 229-9408 or 229-2660.
1975 Mercury.motor. Captain Black's
Marine, 229-6330. tfc10/4
81 Welcraft, aft cabin, 25 ft., needs
spraying, new 350 Mercruiser with new
trailer, $5,000 OBO. 'Call 647-4047.
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfclO/4
Ofc: 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Ient-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
Mobile Home Lot for rent. RV & Boat
storage spaces available. 5 min. from
beach, reasonable rates. 648-8201.toam/4
2 bedroom apartment for rent. Ocean
View in Mexico Beach, 850-648-4922.
Efficiency-type apartment in P.S.J,,
furnished, all utilities inc. $125 a
week. 639-3600. tfc10/4
2 bedroom, 1 bath unfurnished mobile
home, St. Joe Beach, Call 850-647-
House for rent in Port St. Joe. 3 bed-
room, 1 1/2 bath, central heat & air,
laundry room, dishwasher, 10x12 stor-
age shed, nice yard, $490 a month,
$300 security deposit. Call 227-3411.
2 bedroom, 2 full bath furnished mobile
home, close to Intracoastal Water Way,
Overstreet. Pets and Children
Welcomed. Call 648-4246. ltplO/4
2 bedroom, 1 bath house in Oak Grove,
$450 + deposit. No Pets. Call 229-6078.
Mobile Home For Rent, 2 bedroom, /1
bath on 1/2 acre lot near Overstreet,
$300 a month, $200 sec. deposit. Call
850-648-8616 or 819-4610. ltclO/4
Mexico Beach, 3 bedroom, '1 1/2 bath
house, 1 1/2 blocks t6 beach. Available
10/15, $575 a month & deposit. Call
For Lease, 40x50 Office Building, 401
Garrison Ave. Across from Post
Office. For more information call
Marilyn at 850-674-2411 or Phil at
Apartment for rent. Beautiful Gulf View
2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apartment locat-
ed at Gulf Aire. $554 month. Call 647-
3 bedroom house adjacent to Windmark
Development. 1 year lease, $650 month.
Call 706-845-0618 or Cell 706-333-
Two roommates looking for third room-
mate in 3 bedroom, 2 bath nicely fur-
nished home on St. Joe Beach. $150 per
week, includes all utilities. Call 647-
Spacious 2 bedroom duplex to responsi-
ble party in Mexico Beach.--No Pets.
$400 per month, $200 deposit. Call
Commercial, 1800 sq. ft. on the Bay
at Simmons Bayou, call 227-7234.
Oak Grove, Adorable 3 bedroom, 1
bath, eat in kitchen, separate din-
ning room, new carpet. $450 per
month, 1 month security deposit.
No Pets. Call 227-7234. tfclO/4'
Furnished trailer with washer & dryer
in Overstreet area. Call 648-5306..c i 4
Furnished and Unfurnished Rentals,
St. Joe Beach, Mexico Beach and Gulf
Shores. (Beachfront, Gulfview and
Interior) Several Short and Long Term
from $400 to 1,400 per month. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. tfclO/4
House for Rent, 1/2 block from Beach.
41st Street, Mexico Beach. Call 1-850-
668-7212 leave message 648-3090.
House for Rent at St. Joe Beach. 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, all appliances, covered
parking, $450 month, $450 security*
deposit. 1 year lease, call 850-233-
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, swimming pool,
across from beach, big screen TV fur-
nished. $1,000 monthly plus utilities.
Good credit necessary, call 763-416-
3711 or 850-648-4400. tfclO/4
Very Nice,2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment
in Port St. Joe. $450 per month with a
$300 deposit. No pets. For more info call
229-6527. tfc 10/4
Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse,
unfurnished, washer/dryer hook-up.
$800 per month, $300 security deposit.
N. 36th Street, Mexico Beach. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals at 648-5449.
Mexico Beach long term rentals.
Several to choose from. Call Pelican
Walk Real Estate at 850-648-4995.4tcg/2o
Long Term Rental In Mexico Beach.
Furnished 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath town-
house located less than 1/2 block from
the Beach. Clean and nicely furnished.
For more information call 850-674-
For Rent, 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room, $250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc 10/4
Trailer for rent in Wewahitchka, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath, $200 a month $150
deposit. 164 McGlon ,Dr. Wewa. Call
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfclo/4
8228 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. 2 story
house, gulfvlew, 2 bedroom, 2 bath.
$725 a month plus $400 deposit. Call
For Rent RV Spaces, full hookup, call
229-8959, leave message. 8tp8/16
Seeking property owners with units
available for long term rentals. Our fees
are reasonable and we have ,a heavy
demand for long term rentals. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. tfcl0/4
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig., furn., fully carpeted. 1BR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfcl0/4
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove 8&
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air, wash,
One bedroom apartment, washer/ dryer.
hookup. Call 229-6777 after 7 PM. tfclO0/4
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. tfcio/4.
Aparth/Homes for Rent: 1 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mexi.
Bch. Furn. & unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info. .
1 bedroom, I bath home in Port St. Joe,
includes refrig, washer & dryer, ch/a,
fenced yard, 1 car garage, screened
porch. Available 10/1/01. $495 per
month. Call 227-3620. tfcl0/4
1996 Cavalier, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home .with front deck. All appli.
ances, garden tub & huge walk in clos9'
et off master bedroom. All electric large
Spantry, nice lot with an outbuilding.
$465 month. Call 639-3749 leave mes-7
Yard Sale. 1606 Garrson Ave.,. Sat.,
Oct. 6, 6:00-12:00. ltcl0/4'
Yard Sale, 201 Louisiana Ave., Mexico
Beach, Sat., Oct. 6, 8;00-12:00.
Household, Ty Beanies, lots of misc.%
Rain cancels until Oct. 13. ltplO/4,
Yard Sale, 335 Gulf Street, St. Joe
Beach, Sat., Oct. 6, 8:"00 am-12:00 pm.
Nothing over ,t.25. ItplO/4
Yard Sale, 235 Coronado Street, Port St.
Joe Beach, Sat. Oct. 6, 8:00 till? Nick-
Knacks, dishes, 15 spd. bike with elec,
motor, elec. scooter, 18,000-220 A/C, x-
mas dec, books, many bestsellers, incl
Harry Potter, household equipment,
tools; cd tapes, 4 mirror, ect. ltplO/4
Garage Sale, 902 Woodward Ave., Sat.'
Oct. 6, 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Levis and mis-
I FOR RENT II
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
/ GULF SHORE STORAGE \
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
"Ask about our move-in specials"
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
St. Joe Beach
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Garage Sale, 911-164o Cocmes Ave.,
Beacon Hill, Sat., Oct. 6. Kids clothes,
bicycles, household items, antique
clothes closet & misc items. ltpO1/4
Garage Sale, 405 Fortner, Mexico
Beach, Fri. Oct. 5, 8:00-? CST. Set of
encyclopedia, 2 baby strollers, bassinet,
car seat, Christmas items, fabric, cloth-
ing, weight lifting system. ltclO/4
Super Size Yard Sale, 6 Families, 2005
Marvin Ave., Sat., Oct. 6, 8:00 till.
Clothes for children, girls plus sizes, jr.
clothing, adult clothing (women & met),
Victorian wedding dress with hat &
shoes, size 3, prom dress, lamps, toys,
dishes, 2 chairs, toddler bed, car seat,
stroller. Rain or Shine. Prices you'll like.
Garage Sale, 400 Colorado Drive,
Mexico Beach, Sat:, Oct. 6, 8:00 a.m. till
? 1 Day Only. Household items, ladies
clothes, size 14, ladies shoes, size 10.
EVERYTHING MUST GO. ltc 10/4
Cathey's Corner Carport Sale, 20th
Street at water tower, Mexico Beach,
Sat., Oct. 6, 8:00-12:00 CST. ltplO/4
Yard Sale, St. Lawrence Church, Wewa.,
Hwy. 71 North, Sat., Oct. 6, 8:00 till.,,.,.
Huge Yard Sale, Corner of 4th & Florida
Ave., Inside the Workshop, Sat., Oct. 6.
Mobile home windows, interior doors,
house hold items, clothes & much
more. Rain or Shine. ltclO/4
Full or Part-Time
Weekday or Saturday
Financial Aid Available
Gulf/Franklin Center -
(Port St. Joe)
Practical Nursing Classroom
For more information, call
1 Gulf Coast
an eaeCommunity CoBlge
an ea/eo institution
JrtiL-TAim,. Day x. bven u g pusiiuons.
Resident Care, call Pam at Geri-Care
The Flour Mill is looking for kitchen
help & experienced cake decorators.
See Rhonda in person at The Flour Mill.
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
.Hosford, FL 32334. 850-379-8116. I.1o/4
Early Childhood Services is seeking a
Family Advocate to work collabora-
tively with our Early Head Start pro-
gram in a social, services capacity.
Bachelors degree in human or social
services' field preferred. Associates
degree In human or social services field
with successful experience may substi-
tute. Candidates must be:able to work
positively with children and families of
diverse backgrounds. Applications may
be completed at 450 Jenks Avenue.
Panama City, FL EOE/M/F/V/D.2tclO/4
Experienced full time grounds keep-
er/maintenance person for town
home community. Call 229-2600.
on Cape San Blas. Call Tammy at 229-
8775 for details. tfclO/4
The Gulf County Senior Citizens are
accepting applications for a 25 hour a
week respite worker in the Port St.
Joe area. Duties will consist of sitting
at an elderly man/woman's residence,
and preparing a light snack/meal. '3
evenings on a week-night and 1 day on
Saturday, will be required. Applicants
must be 18 or older, have a high-school
diploma, dependable transportation;
valid drivers license, be in good physical
health. You will be required to have a
drug test and background check com-
pleted. For more information please call
229-8466. Applications can be picked
up at the Senior Center, at 120 Library
Drive.-Applications will be accepted'
until October 11th. We are an equal
opporturuty employer. 2tc10/4
ATTENTION ON DECK! Maritime
Personnel Services, Inc., a leader. in
marine job placement, is seeking
Captains, Mates, Engineers, QMED's,
AB's, OS's and Deckhands for the off-
shore oil/gas 'industry. Experienced &'
non-experienced. Career opportunity!
Benefits! Call 850-234-9900. E-mail',
-Career *. :
S. o"fo r p of e s s io n a ,
FORTUNE' 2001 -
100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
Edward Jones is looking for motivated, sales-oriented men and
women who like the idea of running their own business.
Edward Jones provides-each of its investment representatives with:
i A fully-equipped and furnished branch office without the
upfront cash investment associated with starting a business
i Career-long training
I Opportunity for bonuses and equity ownership in the firm
i A full-time assistant, paid by Edward Jones
We are currently looking for qualified candidates to open additional
offices throughout the panhandle of Florida. Please join us for our
Tuesday. October 9,at-5:30 p.m.. .
Gulf County Public Library ;
110 Library Drive -' l L .
Port Saint Joe, FL .
Hosted by Ray Nixon and Rich Filippi,
Please call Kay at 850-769-9569 to RSVP
Serving Individual Investors Since 1871
Life Management Center of Northwest Florida, in partnership with the Department of
Children and Families, is assuming responsibility for the development and support of fami-
ly foster homes in Bay, Gulf, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, and Calhoun Counties,
This important service opportunity requires the following personnel:
Component Director will implement the program including staff recruitment. This highly respon-
sible position will oversee the operations of the program and travel throughout the six-county
area. Requires a Master's degree and at least one year of experience working with children and
families or Bachelor's degree with three years experience. Applicants must possess or attain post-
employment certification as a Child Protection Professional. Reference job code 57-1.
Recruitment/Retention Specialists (2 positions) will find loving homes for children in the cus-
tody of the Department. These positions will provide ongoing support and promote the
community's awareness of and appreciation for foster parenting. Service regions are
Bay/Gulf/Calhoun and Homes/Washington/Jackson Counties. Duties require travel and flexi-
ble work hours. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in human services. Specify service
region of interest and reference job code 57-2.
Training Licensing Specialists (3 positions) will train prospective foster parents and support
them throughout the licensing process. These individuals will work with retention efforts to
assure that ongoing technical support meets the 'needs of these dedicated caretakers. Service
regions are located in Bay/Gulf, Holmes/Washington, and Jackson/Calhoun Counties. Duties
require travel and flexible work hours. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in human ser-
vices and possess or attain post-employment certification as a Child Protection Professional.
Specify service region of interest and reference job code 57-3.
Help us promote the well-being of our communities children.
Foster parents shape the future.
Apply in writing to:
Visit our website at:
Director of Administrative Services
Attn: Human Resources
Life Management Center of NW FL
525 East 15th Street
Panama City, FL 32405
Fax: (850) 872-7769
EOE Drug Free Workplace
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001 PAGE 5B
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5i
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
. Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP A
The City of Mexico Beach is accept-
ing. applications for the position of
Police Officer Patrolman 1. The
starting salary is $20,883.20 with med-
ical Insurance, dental and vision, col-
lege tuition assistance "(100% tuition
and books), a matching retirement pro-
gram, uniforms, and more. Must meet
the requirements set forth by Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, to
include L.E. FDLE Certification. People,
oral & written communication, and
some computer skills essential. Mexico
Beach Police Department has a strong
"Community Policing" philosophy.
Applications will be accepted until 4:30
p.m. (CDT) October 5, 2001, and can be
obtained at the Police Department
located at 118 N. 14th,Street or writing:
City Hall, MBDPS, P.O. Box 13425,
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410. The City
of Mexico Beach is. an EEOC provider.
Now taking applications for Pest
Control Technician. Must have a clean-
Florida Drivers license. Will train right
person. Apply at 321 B Reid Ave., Port
"St. Joe. tfcl0/4
,New and Expanding Employers,
Aramark Correctional Services &
Apalachicola Healthcare Center
now hiring in Gulf and Franklin
Director of Nursing, RNs, LPNs,
CNAs, Dietary Aids, Hospitality,
Food Service, Maintenance,
Recreational, House Keeping and
Employee Benefits available!!
Apply at the following locations:
Workforce Center at
114 E. 9th Street, Panama City
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Gulf/Franklin Center at
3800 Garrison Ave, Port St. Joe
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Workforce Center at
Children and Families
411 Highway 98, Apalachicola
Monday-Wednesday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
For more information call
or visit the office nearest
to you or visit our website at
I EL ANTE 1 LST& OUD
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will be accepting
applications for the position of
Spotter. Laborer with the Gulf County
Solid Waste Department. Applications
can be picked up at the Gulf County
Public Works Department, 1001 10th
Street, Port St. Joe Florida 32456, (850)
227-1401. Applications will be received
until 4:00 p.m., E.D.T., Thursday,
October 18, 2001. If you have any
questions, you may contact Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford at (850) 227-3696.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Employer. /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.
Chairman /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Emergency Service Screener Gulf
County. Maintains a position on the
on-call rotation for emergency mental
health screening and crisis intervention
in Gulf County. Provides assessment
and screening at Gulf Pines Emergency
'Room or Gulf County Sheriffs Office for
appropriateness of hospitalization.
Arranges admission and transfer of
Baker Act clients to appropriate facili-'
ties. Provides crisis intervention, refer-
ral to services, and follow-up as needed
for emergency services clientele after
hours. Requires Master's degree in
Psychology, Social Work, Counseling
Education, Mental Health Counseling
or Psychiatric Nursine: or Bachelor's
degree in a mental health-related field
with two years experience in mental
health; or registered nurse with two
years experience in mental health.
Reference Job Code: 37-3., Send
Resume to: ComponentDirector, 311
Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe. FL
32456. Life Management Centifr is an
equal opportunity employer and a drug-
free workplace. tfc 10/4,.
Gulf County Schools is in dire need of
substitute bus drivers for both ends
of the county. The transportation
department needs dedicated, respon-
sible individuals to help transport a
very valuable cargo KIDS!!!! If you
Seed to fulfill a desire to make a valu-
able contribution to the community
please enroll now. Call Don Rich or
Carolyn Peak' at 227-1204.' This
opportunity, can lead to full time
employment. tfc 10/4
I SEE Our Classifieds Now
On-Line AT www.starfl.com
Found: Cast net. Call 229-1542 to iden-
tify and pay for ad. ltplO/4
For Sale, Ab-Doer II, never been.used!
Asking $50. Call Belena at 229-7846.
LOWEST PRICES EVER on select Steel
Arch Buildings, including 16x30,
30x48, 40x56, 45x62. Factory Direct!
Ultimate Garage/Workshops. Must
Sell. 1-800-341-7007. www.steelbas--
New Pier One sofa with blue & white
striped, slipcovers & white piping. Down
cushions, $275 firm. Call 648-6743.
17' trailer, stove and refrigerator, good
condition, sleeps six. Call 227-1540. ,
Ideal planting ume now. Dayllilhes. Sl
per clump. All colors. Must reduce,
overstocked. Jean Stebel, 6760 Hwy.
71, White City, 827-1304. tfc10/4
ANTIQUE UPRIGHT PIANO, 1918 by
Artemis, div. of Steger & Sons, chicago,.
dark tiger oak, beautiful but needs
restoration, $450 OBO. 'Call,.229-8271
X234 weekdays. ltc 10/4
26-27 cu. ft. Kenmore side by side
refrig. 2 years old ice/crushed/water
indoor. Also gas stove and gas clothes
dryer. Call 227-3425. 2tc9/27
-Walkins Products (850) 639-2026 or ihe
Buy American Made! New ,2002
Manufactured Homes and Land Home
Packages Starting as low as $300 per
month. Call Vance at 763-4266.
Get that New Manufactured Home
Today! Best offers for trade-in.
Questionable Credit O.K. Low down
payments! Call Vance at 763-4166.
New Exciting financing Program for
New Manufactured Homes.
Conventual and FHI-L Some 0 down.
Ask lor-Tan'ceat 763-4266. I tc 10,. 4
S250/month payments! On a new
3BR/2BA. 16x80. No hassle financing
Low downs Call Mark at 1-888-324-
Land/Home Package deals with inter-
est rates as low as 6.75~,' Little or no
money down! Easy to quality! Call Mark
at 1-888-324-1514. I tcl0,4
Huge 32x80 4BR with over 2300 sq. It.
of lin-ng space! Only S59.9951!! Easy'
financing Must See! Call Mark at 1-
Retirement. SSI or Disability Income
Only? Tired of throwing money away on
rent? Stop paying someone else's mort-
gage for them! Call I-888-324-1514 and
ask for D.C. and move in %our newt
home in less than 3 weeks! Itc10,4,
S250 DOWN on any new lot model
including land/home deals" Pa.yments
start at S300/mo and it's easy to quahl-:
fr. Call D.C. at 1-885-324-1514.
10tp8/23, REPO DEAL 3BR/2BA In excellent
condlti.r.-; already setup or can be
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's mribvet~,biv owh and low monthly pay-
Trim Shop, 310 4th St.. PSJ Luc 10/4 mentsr.,eCall 1-888-324-1514 and ask
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Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Cal Ifhn Reeves at 229-6374
New 32x80 "Deluxe" Zone 3'
Manufactured Home! 4 bedroom.
Payments as low as $474 per. monthly
Call Vance at 763-4266.. ltclO/4
Mobile Homes for sale. S1.500-S3.500.
call 647-5106. lfc l0/4
BUY NOW, PAY LATER! No payments
for 6 months on any new home pur-
chase. Call D.C. at 1-888-324-1514 and
ask me how. ltclO/4
Free to a good home! Precious, part lab
puppies. Some solid black, some choco-
late brown. Weaned and ready for some-
one to love. Excellent child's pet. Gall
.3 free cats. 6 months old. 2 'females. J
male. All have been fL.ed. Call 648-
For Sale By Owner St. Joe Beach. 2
.blocks from beach, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
fenced lot, 897.500. Call 850-647-2689
or 850-899-0913 for an appointment
Prime commercial location right on St.
Joseph Bay includes 77 ft frontage on
Hwy 98 Just over the bridge from Port
St. Joe and the back side covers one
block with several mature palms and a
grand oak tree, set up for RVs. Lots
1,2,3,4 & 7 Highland View $450,000.00.
Call Debbie Hooper, Land & Castle
Realty, Inc 850-229-1215 see
www.joebay.com under properties for
sale bayview commercial. 4tc9/27'
"Mexico Beach" Jolliday Duplex very
near 'beach & canal, 2 bedroom,, 1 bath
each side. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty, 648-5767.T~rio/4
1 full fenced acre home site in. Howard
Creek, on corner of Murphy
pumping station from a 14'\28' nsulat-
ed building with full bath and deep well.
Below market value. Call 850-647-
3949, 800-476-2984, or 850-944-0148.
8994 Auger Ave., Beacon Hill, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home on 79.5'x140' lot
with gulf view and beach access. 1344
sq. ft. in living area. Large screened
porch facing gulf. Screened rear porch
and a 12'x24' detached insulated shed
with pov.er & water. $160,000.. Call
850-647-5080 for appointment. 3tp9/27
For Sale By Owner. Home on Hwy. 71 in
White City. Two lots 100 ft. by 444 ft..
Second lot has water meter and sepuc
for mroble home or new constiucuon.
Home constructed of tongue & groove
cypress paneling with oak & pine noor-
ing. 3 bedroom. I bath. CH/A. carport.
utility room &, screen porch. Contains
other structures, including small green-
house. Mature landscape with many
fruit trees and flowers. $79,900. Call
FISHERMAN'S HAVEN. new 3 bed-
rqom, 2 bath double wide. 1/2 acre lot.
nice deck & carport, private boat
launch. ONLY $49,900. Call Pelican
Walk Real Estate at 850-648-4995.
GULF VIEW, GULF AIRE, 3 bedroom. 2
bath, separate dotible garage with
office/mother-in-law apt. Private beach,
tennis & pool. REDUCED TO'ONLY
$169.900. Call Pelican Walk Real
Estate at 850-648-4995. 4tc9/20
Large. farruJy home. located just oil
Highway 98, with view of St. Joseph
Bay,, 3, .bedrooms,. 2 .baths, open loft ,
area up stairs over looking great room
(car,n sene s' bedroom, study. etc.) huge.
great 1room with cathedral ceilingand
open beams, den, large recreational
room, fire place, large front and back
yard. Located at 200 St. Joseph Drive,
Port St. Jqe, Florida. Call 850-227-1328
or, 850-265-3321. tifcl/4
Lots cleared for building. Lots in Mexico
Beach, paved streets, underground util-
itus, restricted subdivision, water &
sewer tap. Paid $29.900, possible owner
financing call 648-5476. dic 10/4
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:Realty, Inc. at 850-648-5767 and ask
for Joan Lovelace. tfc 10/4
ST. JOE BEACH: 5 bedroom, 5 bath
home, FURNISHED 2 1/2 lots across
from DEDICATED BEACH, 3 car
garage, well for yard. Call 648-5767,
Joan Lovelace, Mexico Beach 'Harmon
Realty, Inc. tfcl0/4
3 bedroom, 2- bath, stucco home, on
beauufully large landscaped lot. Within
walking distance to dedicated beach.
Features breakfast bar, stone fireplace,
central heat and air. Hallway has attic
fan, for more energy efficient. Appliance
included. 2 1/2 car garage, with work
shop. Patio and privacy fence. Your
tropical paradise awaits you, at 414
Anzona Dnve. Mexico Beach. $159,900.
Call 648-5994. tfcl0/4
To Contractors Will do construction
clean up. Reasonable price. Call 227-
7499, leave message. ItclO/4
Grass cutting, call 227-9103 Lic10. 4
For Sale. Delicious. homemade scratch
cakes made on order. Decorated cakes
and coolkes. Call Nita 645-9029.
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jugs. call 647-9350. 5tp9/6
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Free Estimates RF0066770
477 Ponderosa Pines
Port St. Joe, FL
Owner: Chris Acree
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Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
RESIDENTIAL &' SM, COMMERCIAL
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Carpentry, Windows, Room Additions etc;
Quality work at affordable prices. .
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Home Maintenance no job too small.
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LICENSED & INSURED
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GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS
INSTANT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
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I Compost and Sand
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Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks new construction
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e ;0j Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
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office: (850) 827-4200
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( \The first book of
matches was made
-^-_ by the Diamond
Match Company in
L Crystal Sands
DATE: October 5, 2001
TIME: .11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
.LOCATION: 7118 Georgia Ave., St. Joe Beach
ASKING PRICE: $184,500.00
PRESENTED BY: Melba J. Barbee
OFFICE PHONE: 648-4400
HOME PHONE: 229-6147
COME AND VISIT WITH US!!'
' PORT.ST. JOE :
By Jenna Chesser Yal
Thanks for joining us in Homec
another. edition of PSJMS News. 5th sc
Port St. Joe Middle School stu- 12:50.
dents and staff are putting Co
together Comfort Kits for the Middle
American Red Cross. Currently Octobe
our area's Red Cross chapter only Shark:
has 68 of these kits on hand. Blount
1,073 kits were just recently dis- Blount
tribute to disaster victims. Each
A.A., and the staff, has been AND
assigned an item to supply. sinu
Students should bring in the trav- sign
el size of the assigned item by must.h
Tuesday, October 9. Students parent
from Beta and SGA will assemble ed bef
the kits which will be picked up Co
by the Red Cross St. Joe
October is national 'Let's" ballte,
Talk" month. Communities, exciting
churches, and families are urged games
to discuss with preteens and togeth,
teens the benefits of sexual absti- next ,
nence. It takes a united effort to. oo
prevent teen pregnancy: let's all AT
do our part. The Teen Pregnancy Yearbo
Prevention Task Force of Gulf Lo
County sponsors this message. case,
You can become a member by locks,
calling 639-4750 or 227-1276 ext. Th
126. goes a
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001 PAGE 7B
I WrirVIe i madd aJ~nI""
softball come by4 the~ ofic tsg
hooll Early dismissal For
coming on Friday, October
;hool will be dismissed at
me out and support the,
e School football team. -on
er 9 at 6:00 p.m. The
s will be pursuing
istown. The game will be in
MENTION GIRLS IN 7TH
8TH GRADE: Basketball
sheet is in the office. You
have a current physical and
permission form complet-
ore you may begin practice.
ontratulations to the Port
e Middle School girls volley-
am. They participated in an
g season, winning many
and enjoying the team
erness. We look forward to
year's season as Middle
d Lady Sharks. ;
>oks are here!!
st & Found: glasses and
black notebook, locks,
and more locks and keys.
[ought for the day: "What
round comes around."
/B Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, Inc.
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
ASSOCIATES: Charlotte Sanford, 850-647-3609 Joan Lovelace, 850-874-4906 (Pager) BARBARA G. HARMON
Regina Capps, 850-648-4489 Barbara Mannon, 850-647-5004 Broker/Owner
NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING
401 Texas Dr. Cozy 3BR'12BA ,ngle lam.ly home on corner lot in nce 313 Fire House Rd. 3BR/2BA home on approx 2 acres 2 car
res:den,,al reghbo.'ho.,d L,t rnm ha'o vaulted ceil.ng, li.chen ./dir area garage, Ceram,. rile floors. Large screened porch pluor. or, pen paio,
ma Ser BP iI. h alk in i.:t:e, Fror, & back coeted porches On pavyd '.replace. central H/A, 'Large usl.ry, ,rim Homer*no. upgraded .,iik 'i
i sireef ,;th eas' acce:: o Beach 'S13 I500. :eerol new applIa;nce 589,900
: '* .. Maryland Boulevard 71 x100 lot zoned fo.- homes only Easy access
-. 1002 C HWY. 98 2BR/1 5BA stucco brown home .sh GULF VIEW. to Ic,he Ded.cated Beach. area Only S37,500. Sea Shores Subdivision Almost New' 2BR plus sun rcom,' I
I R DR KIT combo Upsra.rs front bedroom has covered .un deck I-h 1/2BA, covered front porch, liv /din .s I.ght and bright, n.ce laun
Gull fiev.' Bock bedroom aloo ha' sun deck Complerel. furr,,shed Magellan Sireel Large 75'xl49 5 lotl n second block completely dry room, kitchen has gas !love and plenty ol cou.,fer space
appliarnces .n:lude refrigerator range, dhwa her microwa e a-h. cleared High and dr, Only sleps to the Beach 5S59,9000. Detached 2 car garage, 2 wells for yard. v.nyl siding 5147,000.
er and dryer 5130,000.
Perfection has an address-- 106 South 261h Street, Mexico Beach Pre-
St ;nmier Custom Built 3300+/-SF GULFFRONT 4BR/4BA home located on
t Iwo lots with 101'of gulf frontage. This is a one oF a kind home, pro-
1 essionally decorated and Furnished with amenitie galore including ten
106 5 25th Streel GULF FRONT Mediterranean Style Villa Th,,s 3 Bedroom. 2 5 Bath Gull Front home ,. tiuly a One of a Kind'l Magn.f.ceni fooi ceilings, oak floors, poplar moldings. Anderson windows ar.d
design with Gulf views from every room!! Exterior stucco and vinyl siding with Venezuelan barrel tiled roof. Largely living room w.,h rayed ceiling. doors, all wood cabinetry, maintenance free high quality vinyl siding
Italian ti e and oak hardwood floor: 3 .ay pier fireplace in living/dining area, 4-man elevator. Kitchen has custom maple kitchen cabinetry wil' and playroom, siMing room all in one. Enjoy spectacular sunrises and
Corian-type solid counters lop of the line Asko 'Thermidor .Amana appliances. Gulf front Master bedroom with see-through replace to Master bath sunsets from a widows walch E.ery r;ng in the home ;s of the highest
with ocear,. .e Jiacuzzzi ub flanking [Ieplace Much, much, more! This Distinctive home is priced at $980,000.00. quality. Come experience perfeclioni $1,400,000.
2704 Hwy. 98.- Duplex on 100' x 75 Corner lot zoned
2704 Hwyst Commercial. Two bedrooms, bath each side 29 Miramar Drive Jolliday Duplex 2BR/1BA each 1 N.22nd Street 3 BR, 2 BA single family home
Only a short walk to the beach A great opportunity for side, one side has washer & dryer, concrete parking onorner lot. Located in the 1 st block, this home is
., commercial investment. Priced right at $250,000. area, possibility of building a second story ,on this only' steps, to the Beach with easy access!
Building. Very near the beach. A little TLC and they $159,000.00.
822 Oleander Lowely 2 Br 1 5 Ba to o srory home would be geat 1eals $325L000L
with a Gulf view. It is decorated for the beach and.
comes completely furnished, ready to move in or rent _
out for an investment. $189,000.00. ..,, ......
306 Hatley Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE .!..
z[t ^isS": ~3BR/2BA single Family home under construction! Locat- C NC
: !;? j^ ed on 87.5'x 08'lot Pre-construclion $135,000 N D ER ac O n M rket
Rn hisoa l UNDER CONTRACT "Back On Market"
Dtn'ile- Dl it. -."1 ,n.0 .. ..St ee e. B 1 52Oak0Ave Mexico Beach Spac.ous 3BR,3BA
GULF FRONT OT L ocationLocation, Location.- DB elAH DE 2 11 0 8R. 401h2B aparmen only st eg hul home for family and entertaining Large open
SugarFwhite sand, eO ah n waters, and-spec- 2 LR,'DR KIT area, 16'easing area Sione I replace,
Sugar whitesand 75nGulf waersand spec- Beach! Front sun deck has Gulf View! Excellent rental wet bar, work-out room/office downstairs. REDUCED
tacular sunsets 75' Guli Front lot $375,000. history An affordable Beach retreat! Only $89,900. $1 82,000.
GULF FRONT LOT Location, Location, Location -history An affordable Beach retreat! Only $89,900. $182,00.
Sugar white sand, e4 O gln waters,; and spec- '
tacular sunsets 79.55' Gulf Front lot $397,750. 6426 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach 7red fr ,es dental r
*dU ,L. .' commercial use. This 5BR/5BA single family brick home : "
is located on 2.5 landscaped lots across from DEDICAT- 'il I II I l d I
-ED BEACH! $399,000. Ill 0 1......
248 Willow St. ONE OF A KINDI 3BR/2BA T '' 1iAl- 1 2 w 9.i
single family Brick home on 2 lots in second block 1302 B Hwy. 98. Nice 2BR/1.5BA townhome
at St. Joe Beach. $150,000. 402 La Siesta Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALEIII wi"t GulF vier ard easy Beach access! Extra large
.Custom designed 3BR/2BA, single foarmnly home. back yard with additoanial parking and storage area.
$1,$115,000. PRE-CONSTRUCTION COST $109,900. Reduced to $145,000.
VACANT LOTS & LAND
104 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge S/D 75'x220' residential lot in new S/D only 2 blocks to beach!
S" Paved street. S/D covenants and restrictions with Architectural Control Committee. Lot 22. $39,900
'-" q. 106 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge S/D- 75'xl 88' residential lot in new S/D only. 2.blocks to beach
S 116 Miramar Drive BEACHSIDE A CANALFRONT. Paved street. S/D covenants and restrictions with Architectural Control Committee. Lot 21. $39,900
Single Family 2BR/2BA Brick home with Sea Wall, 222 Florida Avenue 3BR/2BA single family 123 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge S/D 75'x219.30' lot zoned for homes only. Completely cleared,
Dock and Sun deck located on the Canal! Great home, CH/AC, GULF VIEW, new carpet, painted & paved street, underground utilities. $54,900
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Our students continue to
make great efforts toward making
W\MIS a school that places a high
priority on respect. I have wit-
nessed countless displays of
re eJctful deeds, and our stu-
dents are to be. commended. I
would like to congratulate the
Respect Award recipients thus
far: realizing that this is obviously
just a small sampling of the many
young people who are demon-
strating positive actions. Our win-
ners to date are Matt Beatty, Josh
Pitts, Clarence Gray, Dustin Lillie,
Matthew Dorman, and Sarah
WMS has a wonderfully cre-
ative group of young people who
will be representing our school at
the Odyssey of the Mind (OM)
competition later this school year.
they are Justin Barnes. Matthew
Miller. Sarah House. Brandon
Rouse, Robbie Morris., Brad Udell.
and Greg Sandridge. Misty' Wood
will be the OM sponsor. and we
know she'll do a great job. Thank
you. Ms. Wood-and Happy
Our Junior Varsity volleyball,
team is on the road this week. On
Tuesday. they traveled to
Chattahoochee and Thursday.
they make their way to FAIVIU.
Keep up the hard work, Coach
Fields and girls; we are behind
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This is an exciting week at
Port St. Joe High, School-
Homecoming! The theme for the
week is Lights-Camera-Action
...related to movies and
Hollywood. Students were encour-
aged to participate in the dress up
days at school: Monday-Comedy
Day, Tuesday-Classic Day,
Wednesday- Action Day,
Thursday- Patriotic Day, and
Fnday-Spint Day. On Friday there
will be a pep rally and the winners
will be announced in the following
*Best Decorated Door (by Tap
*Winners for games held at
lunch each day.
*Student and Teacher Best
Dressed for each Theme-
There will be a fundraiser
throughout the week for victims of
the tragedy. Students, please give
as much as you can to help our
fellow Americans in need.
Congratulations to the follow-
ing girls selected for this year's
Homecoming Court: Lisa Curry,
Leslie Earley, Ashley Bryan,
Natalie Burge, Kimberly Pickett,
Rachel Geoghagan, Stephanie
Gibson, Carla Money, Lisa Floyd,
Maclain Howse, and Anna Kate
Also, with a short time until
the Homecoming Parade, students
it would behoove you to practice
safety while making the class
\floats. Good. luck to all classes
(especially the seniors).
2001 yearbooks are in! Mrs.
Weimorts has about twenty extra
yearbooks to sell. Contact her at
229-8251 or come by the school.
The price is S40.
Junior 'class dues are $15.,
Please turn in your dues to Carla
Johnson, Margaret Gibson, or
Mrs. Crews, ASAP.
Any girl interested in playing
softball, come by the office to sign
up. The sign up sheet will only be
in the front office for a short peri-
od of time. Come by and sign up
If you would like to join the
Washington Improvement r Group
Investment Club please sign up in
Students are reminded that
they must bring in a note within
five days after an absence in order
to have it excused.
The first nine weeks of school
ends on0 October 11 th. Exams for
1st and 3rd block will be on
October 10th. Exams for 2nd and
4th block will be on October 11th.
ASVAB will be given on October
18th for all juniors and interested
Due to Homecoming and
semester exams, the Odyssey of
the Mind tryouts for the acting
part has been changed 'to
Wednesday, October 24th at 3:00
in Mrs. McKeithen's room. Many
apologies for the continuous
changes; they could not be avoid-
I Port St. Joe High will be play-
ing Florida High this Friday.
As always, at halftime the
Homecoming Queen will be
announced. Come out and sup-
port the Sharks!
Congratulations to Lisa
Curry-Gulf County's Junior Miss!
Next week's Shark Talk will give
more details about this scholar-
ship pageant and its winners.
My deepest sympathies go out
to those who have been affected by
the September 11th terrorist
attack. You are in the prayers of
many people. May the grace,
mercy and peace of the Lord Jesus
be with you all.
To Live is Christ!
Mabel Esther Hodges
PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001
Tax Relief Action of 2001:
What It Means to Your Retirement Planning
He is the son of Amos Pitman
and Delores Coachman, both of
Port St. Joe. The sergeant is a
1994 graduate of Port St. Joe
By: Andy Wilkinson,
Signed into law in early June,
the Tax Relief Act of 2001 pro-
vides investors with a number of
new and exciting retirement plan-
ning benefits and opportunities.
And while most provisions don't
take effect until 2002 or later,
becoming familiar with key
changes now will help you re-eval-
uate your retirement savings
approach and, if necessary adjust
The new legislation is very
complex. For example, its provi-
sions take effect over the span of
many years and contain "sunset"
language, which states they do
not apply after 2010. With vari-
ables like this, the benefits can be
difficult to understand and
investors should contact their
Financial Advisor and tax advisor
before making any changes to
their portfolio or investment strat-
To help you become more
familiar with how the Tax Relief
Act of 2001 can help you save for
retirement, here are some key
Contribution limits for both
traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs
will increase significantly over the
next seven years. Prior to this leg-
islation, the maximum annual
contribution to6 a traditional or
Roth IRA was $2,000. However,
under the new law, this limit will
increase to $5,000 according to
the following schedule:
*$3,000 limit for'years, 2002-
*$4,000 limit for years 2005-
*$5,000 limit for year 2008
*Beginning in 2009, adjust-"
ments for inflation will be made to
this limit in $500 increments.
To help older workers, take
advantage of the increased limits
a "catch-up" provision was also
included. Investors who have
reached age 50 will be able to con-
tribute 8500 more than the regu-
lar- anriual limit. In 2006, this
annual benefit will increase to
$1,000 over the regular contribu-
The new law also gradually
increases contribution limits for
plans. The current annual contri-
bution limit for 401(k) and 403(b)
plans is $10,500, and for 457
plans, used by state and local gov-
ernments. the limit is $8,500. The
limits for all three plans will
increase to $15,000 according to
the following timetable:
*$11,000 limit for 2002
*$12,000 limit for 2003,
*$13,000 limit for 2004
*$14,000 limit for 2005
*$15,000 limit for 2006 and
As with the IRAs, "catch up"
provisions were enacted to benefit
older workers. Beginning in 2002,
those who've reached age 50 will
be able to contribute an additional
$1,000 per year. Increasing by
$1,000 each year, the catch up
contribution reaches $5,000 in
2006 and is capped. In the years
following, adjustments for. infla-.
tion will be made to the contribu-
tion limits in increments of S500.
Contribution limits for SIM-
PLE IRA plans, which are usually
offered by, smaller employers, are
also increased by the new legisla-
tion. Currently, $6,500, the
annual limit will jump to 810,000
in 2005 following this schedule:
*$7,000 limit in 2002
*@8,000 limit in 2003
*$91000 limit in 2004
*810,000 limit in 2005 and
Catch up provisions also
allow SIMPLE IRA investors age
50 and older to contribute *an
additional $500 in 2002; $1,000
in 2003; $1,500 in 2004; $2,000
in 2005; and $2,500 in 2006. In
the years following, catch up pro-
visions will be adjusted for infla-
tion in $500 increments.
Currently, contributions to a
401(k) plan are exempt from taxes
until withdrawn. But under a pro-
vision in the new law, beginning
in 2006 employees participating-
in 401(k) and 403(b) plans can
decide to subject the contribution
to tax at the time it is made in'
exchange for the ability to with-
draw the money tax-free at retire-
ment. This option should be
popular with investors who expect
to be in a higher tax bracket at
While this overview highlights
From Page 7B
Our Junior Varsity football1
team and cheerleaders will travel
to Liberty County to continue
their winning streak. Coach
Flowers and his team have had a
great season thus far, and I'm
sure this game will be no excep-
Carol Kelley asked' us to
remind you that October is,
national "Let's Talk" month.
Communities, churches, and fam-
ilies are urged to discuss with pre-,
teens and teens the benefits of
sexual abstinence. It takes a unit-
ed effort to prevent teen pregnan-'
cy. Let's all do our part. The Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Task Force
of Gulf County sponsors this mes-
sage. You can become a. member
by calling 639-4750 or 227-1276
,Parents, please be reminded
that the first nine-weeks grading
period will wrap up on Thursday,
October 11. If your students need
to turn in make-up assignments,
they have just a short time to do
so. Please encourage your child to
sprint to the finish of this grading
period. Report cards will go home
on October 26.
Have a great week.
now the new law can help you
save more for your retirement-
there is much more to the Tax
Relief Act of 2001. In addition to
other retirement savings provi-
sions, the legislation also includes
components that help investors
with education funding and estate
tax planning, making this an
excellent time to contact. your
Financial Advisor and tax advisor
to learn more.
Andy Wilkinson is a Financial
Advisor with Prudential Securities
in the Destin, Peisacola offices
and can be reached at 1-866-715-
4793 or email andy wilkinson@
March, Pep Rally
On Thursday, October 4, Port
St. Joe Elementary School will
have a PeaceBuilders March and
Pep Rally. The march will begin at
1:15 p.m. ET on the back wing of
the elementary school. All stu-
dents, teachers and staff will par-
The march will proceed to the
front of the school and conclude
in the gym. Port St. Joe High
School cheerleaders and football
players will share with the stu-
dents the importance of character
in their lives. They will: also lead
chants and cheers. The pep rally
will also include a patnotic theme.
Jr. Promoted to
Amos Pitman, Jr. has been
promoted in the U.S. Air Force to
the rank of staff sergeant.
Pitman is, a material, control
assistant supervisor assigned to
the 6th Transportation.Squadron
at MacDill Air Force Base in
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