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SIXTY-FOURTH YEAR, NUMBER 10
Christmas on the
Coast Pg. 3A
Gators Advance in
State Playoffs pg. IOA
Veterans Day Memories
Literacy Volunteer Award
SmokeOut Day Pg. 5A
Law Enforcement Pg. 9A
Worship Choices PgI 2B
School News Pg. 3,88
Classifieds Pg. 4B
Trades & Services Pg. 6B
Schools Out Early
: The Gulf ,County School
Board has granted early dismissal
6f the schools onr Wednesday, Nov.
21, for Thanksgiving break.
SElementary school breakfast
will be served, but lunch will not
.Port St. Joe schools will
release at 11:30 for North PSJ
Elementary,, 11:35. for PSJ
Elementary; 11:50 for,. middle
school, and 12:00 for high school.
,All times are Eastern.
Wewahitchka schools will dis-
miss at 11:45 for Main Street site
WE, 11:50 for Linton site WES,
-and noon for high school. Times
S,-Have a safe and happy holi-
The Star"On Line at hltp://www.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
Hwy. 98 Study Completed
Recommended Route Named; Public Meeting Set for Dec. 13
An approximately four mile
stretch of Highway 98-between
Dixie Belle Curve and St. Joe
Beach-will be making its way
back into the news over the next
several weeks. A PD&E Study
(Project Development and
Environment Study) hasbeen
conducted ito evaluate alternative
routes and environmental impact
to realign this portionh of Highway
A copy of the State
Environmental Impact Report and
Prelimirrunary Engineering Report
has been placed at the Gulf
County Library (adjacent to the
Gulf County Courthouse complex
in Port St. Joe) for the public to,
review at its convenience. The two'
reports basically point to align-
ment 9I4 as the favorable route of
six different alternatives that were
A public hearing is being
planned for December 13th at the
Port' St. Joe High School
Commons Area to discuss this
planned route. The St. Joe.
Company is proposing to relocate
approximately 3.74 miles of U.S.
Highway 98 beginning at a point
north of Highland View, and ter-
mnatmng just south of St. Joe
Beach. Of the six alignment alter-
natives. #4 was selected as the
most viable after the study data
and environmental impact issues
were considered. :
The objectives of the realign-
ment plans are to:
... improve one segment of a
much larger proposed improve-
ment envisioned along the U.S. 98
comaidor-a critical link itn"i ll'
regional transportation infra-
... preserve the future capaci-
ty of 98 by .relocating further
inland with controlled access and
sufficient. right-of-way to widen
U.S. 98 tp four lanes;
... improve regional hurricane
...limit potential damage from
coastal erosion; and
... provide safe .beach access
for locals and tourists by reducing
potential vehicle and bicycle/
To Move Or Not To Move
The question of what to do
concerning the desires to relocate
Highway 98 has created disagree-
ment within the community.
Much of that concern has
revolved around the existing
Highway 98 road and right-of-way
"Who will own the existing
right-of-way and whether or not
the public will still be allowed to
use the road or have access?" was
the prevailing question during
public hearings on the road held
What the St. Joe Company is
negotiating in trade for the ability
to develop this site and realign the
highway is ..
-donation of the realignment
right-of-way sufficient to handle
long term growth and expansion
to four-lane when needed in the
-design and finance the
realigned route at an estimated
cost of.approximately SIO,wQiljon:
-construct a two-lane access
road extending from the realign-
ment U.S. 98 to residential prop-
ertles located in the center of the
study area: and
(See HIGHWAY on Page 3A)
Gulf Recognizes Veterans
A Across Gulf County during tie past week. veterans were recognized and honored for their years
a-sacrifice and service with many befitting programs. In the above photo, members of Port St. Joe
High School's Student Government at ihsown presenting attending veterans with a patriotic hat-
which in most cases was accompanied with a hug of gratitude.
Details and photos of other services held are detailed on Page 1B in this week's issue of The
Beach Driving, Tourist Dev.
"Bed Tax", Equine Ordinance
The old Gulf County Courthouse in Wewahitchka was packed for the race track meeting.
Race Track Nose Heard
Owner, Drivers, Fans and Residents Discuss Issues,
-.i Gulf County commissioners at the old courthouse in problems.
were greeted by a packed house- Wewahitchka last Thursday, Currently,, the ,racing curfew
approximately 150 people-as November 8th, to discuss noise is 12:00 midnight and all .races
they gathered in special session levels at. the North Florida are run on Saturday evenings.
Speedway in Wewahitchka. Building sourid barriers, mufflers.
The Star will go to press
early next week, on Tuesday,
!as our staff prepares to
observe the Thanksgiving hol-
Classifieds, legals, and
display advertising will only be
accepted until 11 a.m. on
Monday, the 19th; however,
News articles can be brought
;or faxed in until noon that
It would be greatly appre-
ciated if articles and advertis-
ing are submitted by Friday at
The Star office will be
closed on 'hursday and
,:Friday, November 22nd and
23rd, for our employees to
spend the season with their
y'ou and yours
J ^. ^ ~a safe and
Commissioners set the public
meeting a few weeks earlier after
discussing complaints received by
board members about high noise
levels at neighborhoods in the
vicinity of the race track.
Owner Ben Watson, race car
.drivers and fans, and local resi-
dents had a pretty neighborly dis-
cussion about the issue. Most
local residents aired no real prob-
lems with the racing, but merely
wanted to work out an agreement
that would help with the noise
planting trees around the track, a
noise ordinance, and limiting race
times were suggestions that were
discussed as possible solutions to
help reduce and/or limit noise
With the exception of a race
around Thanksgiving, this year's
racing season is basically over.
Commissioners agreed that own-
ers, residents, anid the board
should continue to work together
to help develop a plan of co-exis-
15 Year Old Charged Monday
With Home Invasion/Robbery
Monday morning Gulf County
deputies responded to the resi-
dence of Larry Arhleger after
begin notified of a robbery.
During investigation, they
discovered that a young white
male had forced his way into
Arhleger's home at gunpoint, tak-
ing about $60 in cash-.
Arhleger was then forced into
the bedroom at which time the
armed robber discharged his
firearm into the bed stating, "See
this can kill you!" The victim was
then forced into the closet and the
suspect fled, taking several guns
and a car parked in front of the
Approximately 30 minutes
later, Deputy Larry Hightower saw
a person matching the description
of the suspect near A-1 Muffler
Shop on Highway 71. Deputies
Hightower and James Jensen
determined this person to be the
offender and he was arrested. It
was also discovered that the sus-
pect had called a wrecker to come
and pull the stolen vehicle out of
ditch near Kentucky Landing. The
vehicle and guns were found at
The young man had also
(See ROBBERY on Page 3A)
Gulf County commissioners
are moving forward with address-
ing a request, to put "Beach
Driving" back on the front burner.
Commissioner Jerry .Barnes:
told board members he has
responded to St. Joseph -Bay
Aquatic Preserve Manager Tammy
Summers' letter to the board con-
cerning beach driving. He out -
lined the letter stating a request
for scientific documentation of
any adverse effects from beach
driving or violation of the Aquatic
Preserve Management Plan.,
The letter asked for a
response within 10 days. If no
answer or further correspondence
is received, Commissioner Barnes
said he, would request thai ,the
board go forward with a public
In 'her letter to the board,
Summers stated, "I have deter-
ipined that the measures provid-
ed in the beach management plan
are insufficient to protect dunes,
vegetation or sea turtles from the ,
impacts of vehicular traffic at this
time on St. Joseph Peninsula. ."
She also said Gulf County
and the general 'public had
repeatedly violated the "plan" over
the past three years. But, she did
not state how the plan has been
violated nor has the county
received any formal notification
that they or residents have been
violating the agreement.
Development Tax" to 3%
Three years ago, Gulf County
residents instituted the Tourist
Development Tax ("bed tax") for
the purpose of marketing tourist
development in Gulf County. Over
that three year period, the tax has
been deemed an overwhelming
success as fresh dollars have
been pumped into programs
throughout the county that pro-
mote the area, assisted with vari-
ous community activities, and
improve parks and recreation.
TDC Director Paula Pickett
at Gulf County
asked the board to put the wheels
in motion to increase the tax from
2%b to 3% on January 1, 2002.
The board unanimously agreed to
pursue the change which will
require advertising a change to
the ordinance that establishes the
Board Attorney .... Tim
McFarland will move forward with
making those adjustments, and
the board will likely hold a public
hearing on the proposed change
at its next regular meeting after
the ordinance amendment has
In Other Business
eAnnouhced that on
December llth the board will
hold a public meeting with Stone
'Container. Company, St. Joe
Company, state representatives,
and interested people from the
community to discuss results
from testing at the Floridat Coast
Paper Company/St. Joe impound'
area. Further information on the
meeting will be published.
*The board received public
input on a proposed equine on the
beach ordinance before, deciding
to move forward advertising the
*Received a report from
Building Official Michael
Hammond reporting that Gulf
County has once again broken
records for revenues from build-
ing permits. At the end of the
2000-2001 year (September 30th)
total revenues were $286,174.72
-up $50,000,from the last fiscal
*The board agreed to a
request from Commissioner Billy
Traylor to seek to expand the
Overstreet Fire District to include
residential areas in the vicinity of
Overstreet who are being served
by the department, but are not
currently included in the fire dis-
trict. The board agreed to the
*Attorney Tim McFarland
reported that the attorney hired
by the board to pursue a change
back to at-large voting practice for
county commissioner seats -is
making very good progress. He
stated that the groundwork to get
the question back into federal
court could be .completed within
two to three months.
*The board agreed to ask the
Gulf County Health Committee to
continue with their efforts. Dan
May and Gary Ross reported to
the board seeking direction and
were asked to continue with
efforts to develop a long range
plan for Gulfs health care ser-
*Marilyn Blackwell told the
board that announced plans to
remove "sand mountain" were, in
reality, efforts to create room on
the river for additional dredge
spoil dump sites.
For a December
In next week's Issue of The
Star there will be a special
"Christmas on the Coast"
tabloid section which will
include many advertisements
featuring special sales and
open houses planned for the
kick-off of the Christmas holi-
days, In addition to photos
from last year's holiday season
and other spirit-full news.
If you are involved in the
plans for a local seasonal fes-
tivity and would like us to
include the details in this spe-
cial edition, call our office at
227-1278 (or fax.to 227-7212)
BEFORE 5 P.M. FRIDAY.
November 16, and we'll do our
best to spread the word for youl
Inside 0 0
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
? MOM -- ----- -' ------~,,,,,,,,,,,
EDITORIAL COMMENTARY -J44-- -1 ------ 13'(I e byKesley Colb'ert-
T7 Io T 7TVnf
f t e P I don't ever remember voting,
Son Daylight Saving Time. I don't
know who decides when we go on
One of the most heart-touching reminders of those who it. Or when we come off of it: Or
have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms is when the why we lengthen our afternoons
names of former Gulf County residents who have given their during the months that are
weighing the Pros and
already 'pretty long. And then, with!
when the darkness'begins to settle We had to time our ball games
sooner and sooner-we encourage with the setting sun. If we were
it along by rolling back another just down at Nicky Joe's grand-
hour. mother's, you could play till the
if the truth be known, I never
have figured out what they're
doing with all the daylight we're
But it has always been impor-
tant'to me. When I was a kid we
had to be home before dark. That
was a standing rule at my house.
And, it was one you didn't mess
shadows were all the way across
the outfield before heading home.
If we were on the other side of town
at the good field by the pajama fac-
tory, we had to end a half-inning
earlier and ride those Western
Flyers like crazy to beat the cur-
Leon would have the most
lives is read during veterans programs.
Port St., Joe High School teacher and veteran Rodney
Herring called those names aloud'during last Friday's veterans
service at the school. As each name was read, veteran Ray
Likely made one stroke to "sound the bell" for a total of 36
solemn chimes in recognition and remembrance of those vet-
The reading of those names gets increasingly difficult for
Herring as they become very familiar and faces of classmates
from the Vietnam War era begin to match a list that has sud-
denly become very personal. ,
Aft We'd like to salute those Gulf Countians
who have gone to their eternal resting place.
: 'WORLD WAR II
James E. Black
James N. Hayes
John C. Hayes
Basil H. Hicks
Winfred C. Jenks
Harry D. Johnson
SWallace A. Joughin, .
S :Lonnie C. King
Benjamin C. Kirkland .
Wayne L. Langley
Jesse M. Nichols
James E. Roberson
Willis V.. Rowan
Carl A. Soderberg
Howard C. Taunton '
John W. Williams
SWilliam R. Williams
Jim Daniels, Jr.,-
-. Roy B. Evans
William M. Garrett
George W. Parrish
Kenneth W. Powers
Moulton L. Freeman
John C. Gainous
Calvin K. Graeser. Jr.
Clifford E. Sims (C.M.H.).
James T. Tindell
Robert H. Pilk
('World War I -had ended before Gulf 'County wds formed in
1925. Any veteran who was killed while serving in World W'ar I
would have been listed as a resident 'of Calhoun County.)
amazing discussions with Dad
over exactly when it got dark. If he
could see his hand in front of his
face, "It ain't dark yet, look." "The
street lights haven't been on long
enough to warm up." I heard a
robin coming in just now. You
know they're not going to sing at
'Course, Leon pushed the
envelope *a little further than I
We called it 'Summer Time"
back then. Dad' .would set our
clock ahead one hour and immedi-
ately we had a few extra innings of
baseball. Or we could linger down
at the swimrrung 1pool. Or finish
our "operation" on an unlucky frog
in that little garage behind Bobby
We didn't understand how. you
could just change time like that .
S. seemed to us that.you should-
n't be messing with the universe..,
. that it would render your sundi-
al useless .... reek havoc with the
train schedules . throw the set-
ting hens into a tither ....
Marlin Hicks allowed that we
hadn't really gained anything.. "We
still have the same amount of day-
light that we always did. It gets
dark at the same time every day no
matter what your watch says!" I
wasn't so certain he was right. It
sure seemed to me like the.days
He asked Aliss Mary Ann
about it when we were m the sixth
grade. "Well class, Daylight Saving
Time 'makes' the sun 'set' one
hour later so there is less time
between when the sun goes down
and when it's time to go to bed."
Marlin computed on that for a
minute or so, "Yes ma'am, but
what are we saving?"
"Well, we're saving an extra
hour every evening so we can do
more work or play in the sunlight.
All that is happernng is the day-
light is being extended by'sixty
minutes. Of course class,' you
understand, we're giving it -back
I can remember as we grew a
httle older Daddy would have us
down in that bottom field plumb
past dark-thirty. We would eat
supper and then go back to work!
Leon would be scratching his drms
and pulling okra or twisting off
corn or shaking peanuts and,mut-
tering, "I knew they would find a
way to use this daylight thing
against us. It's a communist plot!
Ben Franklin probably dreamed
the whole thing up after getting
knocked senseless by lightning!"
Mother said it was used back
dunng the War to save electricity.
"And so many people liked the,
extra sunlight in the evenings hat
the idea took hold."
"Why don't we just stick wi h it
"The school buses don't reed
to be picking up children in the
(See KESLEY ON PA:G 3)
When It's Your Time To Go, There's Lots of Possibilities Other Than By Terrorists
IT WOULD APPEAR as if thwe have become accus- off. The remote controlled device wash houses into the ocean-but
terrorists had accomplished most ,.. tomed to. Don't be afraid of your didn t even crash in the road! W. we come right back after these
of what they set out to do, would- shadow. Use precauton, but don t We were chagrined at thie things have ,happened and .re-
n't it? President Bush has urged E h I1 C I LU live a life of fear. inconvenience of having to detour build bigger and better than
Americans to proceed, in the I am enthused over the return around the crash site. We didn't, before.
1.-cra6 n-m11ima+a1,p efop
usual way, with their lifestyles.
but haven't we turned into a
We won't get back to flying; we
" won't travel on the bus without
trepidation; we won't even ride the
rails without security measures
being taken, anymore.
We've become a nation afraid
to -open a letter, for goodness
sakes-especially if, it contains a
smidgen of talcum powder or anti-
offset powder left over from the
printing of a piece of advertising.
tur postal service is in. a.
shambles; all from the scare put
into us by the introduction of
anthrax to our everyday life.
The terrorists have done a
good and'effective job on us, since
September 11. '
THE ANTHRAX SCARE has
been nothing more than that.
Just a "scare'!
A total of FOUR persons have
died from anthrax and less than a
dozen others have been exposed
to the disease.
There's more people, each
year, who die from lightning
strikes than are killed by anthrax.
Still, we go outside in a thun-
derstorm and think nothing about
Decidedly, more people die
from AIDS every MONTH with no
slowing down of the lifestyle
which causes AIDS, even though
we know what causes it.
More people died,' recently,
from defective dialysis filters
being used in the 'blood dialysis
treatment, than .died, or were
infected. by anthrax, yet we went
on with the treatment. We didn't
'all become 'paranoid, and exist in
There's a multitude of other'
diseases which killed, more-than
anthrax, yet we haven't given
them a second thought. To name
a. few, there are: alcohol, tobacco,
reckless driving, bungee jumping,
roller skating, swimming, etc. :
L THINK THE PRESIDENT
has given us a piece of pretty good
advice. Live our lives in the'same
to patriotism our nation has taken
during the past two months.
While September I I may have
instigated an aura of fear in our
people, it has also enforced our
sense of resolve.
The people we're' angry with'
have better cause to be fearful
,Now, if there were nightly
bombings of the USA, we would
have cause to. be frightened
Sppose, a nation supported
nightly bombing runs on Tyndall
Air Force Base. -We would all be
jittery, and cringe at the sound of
a, jt or a helicopter' flying over-
A FEW DAYS AGO, we were
all agitated over having Highway
98 closed for 24 hours when a
military dirone crashed on take-
all crawl in mthe cellar and pull the
door shut behind us.
So, why are we closing down
postal centers, merely ,because
they have revealed a small
-amouint of a substance of what
might be anthrax?
Why are we allowing a few
postal workers to cripple the com-
munication system in.our nation?
We might have expected -
attempts to be made on the lives
of key leaders and personnel. We
deal with it every day. Our presi-
dent is kept guarded, but he con-
tinues with his duties.
: We even have a waiting list (of
wvannabees, waiting in the wings
to take over that august position.
BRIDGES WILL COLLAPSE,
roads will wash but, hurricanes
will blow down buildings-even
Our beach communities are
A few years ago, hurricanes
decimated Mexico Beach and Irndi-
an" Pass Beach. Both have bpilt
back bigger than ever before, with
more and larger and more .opulent
houses than were washed away by
The nation-wide anthrax
scare is puny 'compared to the,
damage hurricanes, alone, have
caused in Florida. Yet, we have
just completed living through a
hurricane season with hardly a
shiver or a whimper .,
But, we have hurricane scares
every year. We don't have anthrax
scares every year. I guess there is
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001 PAGE 3A
2nd Annual "Christmas On the Coast"
Festivities Will Cover Both Land & Sea
The annual Port St. Joe hol-
-iday festivities begin in early
December this year with activities
on both land and water. In Port
St. Joe, the Constitution City
Business Association is sponsor-
.ing "Christmas on the Coast"
Friday, November 30 through
Sunday, December 2.
*Friday: Merchants' Open
House along Reid Avenue from
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Lighting of the
:Christmas tree In Frank Pate Park
at 7:00 p.m.
*Saturday: Arts and crafts,
food and live entertainment at
Frank Pate Park beginning at 9:00
a.m. Santa's arrival by bo a t St.
Joseph Pier, Frank Pate Park at
1:30 p.m. Annual Christmas
-Parade through downtown Port
,St. Joe at 2:00 p.m. Lighted boat
Parade in St. Joseph Bay at 7:00
p, .m; .
*Sunday: Arts and crafts,
,food and live entertainment at the
park beginning at noon.
Christmas Concert at First
Baptist Church, Port St. Joe at
'4:00 p.m.. free and open to the
'public. ; :
The theme of this year's
p parade is "Christmas on the
'Coast"; however, according to
-'parade rules, there can be no
other Santas in the parade other
than the "official" Santa riding on
the city float. All floats will be
'' judged and prizes awarded in two
"'?.ategones (non-profit and other).
Prizes will be given for first place-
'$500, second place-S250, and
S"" All civic organizations, busi-
,'-ihesses, church groups, bands.
law enforcement, fire departments
:.and other rnfarching groups of
i,'Port St. Joe are eligible to enter.
Applications to participate in the
end Saturday night with The Boat
Parade of Lights. This will be the
third year for the Boat Parade and
each year there have been more
boats and more lavish decora-
Once again Port St. Joe
Maiina is inviting any and all to
participate, you do not have to be
a marina customer to be in the
Plans at the marina are as fol-'
lows: Saturday mid-day plan to
prepare the decorations 'on the
boats. There will be food and fun
going on at the marina through-
out the afternoon. Bring a covered
dish and the marina will supply
the fried chicken and hot dogs.
of-way contributions for the
extended portions of what is
expected to eventually be a 830
In talking with St. Joe
Timberland President Clay
Smallwood and local Arvida rep-
resentative John Hendry, the ulti-
mate goal for the 3.74 miles
stretch of property along the
realignment study area closely
parallels what the community is
"Our desires are to preserve
this area's pristine beauty for our
current and the future citizens of
Gulf County. We have the same
concerns as the local citizenry
does and wish to develop the area
in such a fashion as to insure that
this special stretch of beach shall
With tables set up on the docks
adjacent to the decorated boats, it
should be fun for all.
At or around 5:00 p.m. plan
to depart the marina and take the
boats to the Gulf County line at
Beacon Hill, then parade south to
Port St. Joe shortly after sunset.
The parade route is along the
beaches, to the Tapper Bridge at
the Gull County canal, along the
paper mill seawall to the manna.
Some of the smaller boats will
go on to the city pier at Port St.
Joe and then return to the
marina. There will be a light din-
ner available to the participants
following the parade. For more
information call Port St. Joe
From Page 1
remain that way for all to enjoy."
Ultimately, the company
wishes to bring value to inland
properties by making the invest-
ment to maintain the natural
beauty of the pristine beachfront
Many local residents have
voiced objections to realigning the
road because they want to main-
tain the current highway and the
ability to see St. Joseph Bay and
the beaches along that stretch of
The meeting time has not yet
been set for the December 13th
public hearing in the Port St. Joe
High School Commons Area. The
time wvill be published in The Star
-From Page 1
apparently broken into another
home in the neighborhood and
took several knives and a hand-
The 15-year-old juvenile was
taken to the Gulf County Jail and
charged with-home Invasion/
robbery, grand theft auto. grand
theft firearm, discharge of a
firearm in commission of a felony.
and armed burglary. He also faces
additional charges for breaking
into several other residences.
Boyd Staffer In,
Port St. Joe 16th
A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's staff will be visiting
Port St. Joe on the 3rd Friday of
every month so that the people of
Gulf County ,will have the, oppor-
tunity to discuss, in person,
issues of concern to them.
Congressman Boyd's staff has
* been trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of issues.
related to various federal agen-
cies. It is important to the con-
gressman that his staff make
themselves available to those who
are not able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee
Office hours on Friday,
November 16 are from 9:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m. ET in the down-
stairs conference room of the Gulf
Need Extra Cash?
Place your Classified
Ad With Usl
parade must' be completed and
returned by Tuesday, November
27 to Tonya Nixon, c/o
Wewahitchka State Bank, P.O.
Box 398, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
For further information on enter-
ing the parade, call 850/229-
Enter Your Boat
in the Lighted
The City-of Port St. Joe ,will
once again host "Christmas on the
Coast". The event will begin on-
Friday, November 30th and will
-they would also provide for
access to the beach for locals and
tourists that far exceeds any
access points currently available.
First of Three Planned Phases
If thq realignment plans go
through, they would :be the first
phase of what is intended'to be a
three-phase "back beach road"
This first phase encompasses
3.74 miles and is requesting relo-
cation of the highway at the
expense of St. Joe Company. The
second phase would extend the
"back beach road" to SR 386
(Overstreet Road) and the final
phase would extend the road to
TYndall Air Force Base. for a total
: projected length of approximately
St. Joe Company would pick
up the total tab of phase one and
would likely be involved in right-
dark. Someone could get run over."
Leon immediately drafted a
petition to start school at 10:30
each morning "in the interest of
Marlin suggested we should
keep "Summer Time" year 'round
and simply use some of the day-
light that was being saved and dis-
pense it early in the morning nght
as the buses started on their
routes. That prompted Buddy
Wiggleton to ask about the size of
the tanks it must take to store the
extra daylight .. and where do
they keep them?
I hated walking home after
basketball practice in the dark-
Leon had seen the headless man
several times that lived in the old
Cunningham house. It was temble
to finish supper and have no day-
light left for play. And it was
depressing to milk an old cow after
the sun had been down for hours .
When you were young the day-
light was a lot more fun than the
We were in the ninth grade
when Susie Brannon's dad started
taking us on those hay rides. He'd
pick a hot July Saturday night.
throw a bunch of straw around on
his trailer and invite the whole
class to climb aboard. We'd leave
at SL\ o'clock. I sat as close to Mary
Hadley Hayden as I could. When
the horses made that wide swing
around Scarborough's Mill. I acci-
dentally slid a little closer.
oV it was darker I could ease
over a tad more! I squinted up
toward the sky. W'hy wuas the sun
still hanging so high? I dropped
an arm dangerously close. And
sneaked a peek around the trailer
to see if anyone was looking. Man,
I wish it wasn't so light!
Mary Hadley turned in my
direction and her hand fell against
my elbow! Come on sun, get
down! Mrs. Brannon was peering
over at us. It's eight-thirty-and
still broad daylight!
The horses gave out before the
sun did! And a stark realization
dnfted over me through the straw
and the haze and the chances lost.
This Daylight Saving Time phe-
nomena was like a lot of things in
life-it can work for yvoi. or
against you .- ,
t Worship at the tl5
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A Day of Festivities
B November 18th Noon till 4 p.m. (ET)
Free Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
12:00 Opening Ceremony
12:30 Little G.I. Joe & Jane Contest
(under 8 yrs. please) Dress up like a real.G.IJ!!
1:00 Games Begin for the Children
2:00 Contest for Oldest & Youngest Veteran
(Mist be in attendance)
DOOR PRIZES ALL DAY LONG
(Donated by local merchants)
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT .-::i J
Face Painting Games Prizesze
Bring your families, lawn chairs, and
enjoy the festivities!!!
Nov. 14th Declared as EMS, Fire
Protection, Law Enforcement Day
Shown in the picture with Mayor Frank Pate, signing the
proclamation, are (from left) Police Chief Jay Leffert of Port St.
Joe Police Department, Captain Joe Nugent, representing the
Gulf County Sheriff's Department, Port St. Joe Fire Department
Chief John Ford, Shane McGuffin, Emergency Medical Services
Director, and Jerry Stokoe, Director of the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, Inc. (leaning beside Pate).
A Thanksgiving dinner in honor of the emergency services
agencies was held Tuesday at the Stiles Brown Center in Port St.
Joe. The community is very fortunate to have these agencies
serving Gulf County and all of its needs.
Kesley From Page 2
Type of Entry
No Santa's other than on cily's lboat and no losing candy rom IIloats, only handed out y walkers
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SFriday, November 30th ..
Open House on Reid Avenue ........ ........4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Lighting of Christmas Tree Ceremonies ................. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1st .
Reid Avenue Blocked to Vehicular Traffic
(Non-Profit Vendors Set Up, Entertainment All Day, Arts & Crafts Booths, etc) 8:30 a.m.
Shuttle Service Throughout Downtown ................... All Day
Santa Arrives by Boat at St. Joseph Pier................1:30 p.m.
Annual Christmas Parade .. ... ... ... ..... ..2:00 p.m.
Photos With Santa .. ................. ..After Parade Ends
Lighted Boat Parade on St. Joseph Bay . . . . 7:00 p.m.
S Sunday, December 2nd .
SSpiriutual Christmas Concert at First Baptist Church ......... 4:00 p.m.
"Christmas on the Coast" T-Shirts on sale now at Citizens Federal
Savings Bank, The Star, Costin's Bookkeeping and St. Joe Marina
-only $10 in children's sizes & $12 in adult's sizes.
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
An Evening With Friends,
2< **' &
Wonderful! That was just one
of the many positive reactions to
the .first annual presentation of
"Christmas at the Gardens", held
Saturday,' November 10 at the
Port St. Joe Garden Club.
More than 80 people turned
out for this entertaining and infor-
mative seminar on decorating for
the holidays. The event was pre-
sented by Terry Gingerich. and
Devin Holiday of Heart's Desire
Florist as a benefit for the Port St.
Joe Garden, Club.. Local busi-
nesses helped make the day a
success by contrbuting valuable
door prizes that were awarded
throughout the afternoon.
Attendees were greeted .'in
true Florida Christmas style as'
they entered the Garden Club
grounds. Earlier in the week,
members had gathered native
greenery and berries to dress the
club with holiday cheer. Members
then spent a full day crafting
wreaths, and garlands from
Florida holly, Yaupon holly, fresh
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cedar, eucalyptus, pinecone lily
and palmetto leaves to adorn the
historic building. Many sore fin-
gers later, and with some help
from a fellow in a cherrypicker
truck, the old church was like a
scene from a Christmas card.
lacking only snow.
Following a welcome and
introduction by garden club pres-
ident Zebe Schmitt. Mrs.
Gingerich and Mr. Holiday opened
the show. They created a whirl-
'wind of activity as they put
together unique and elegant looks
for trees, mantels. and holiday
tables. Using natural materials
such as dried flowers, gilded
leaves, pine cones and seasonal
fruits as well as colorful glass-
ware, linens and nbbon, they'
brought a festive spirit to every
arrangement. With a magician s
flair, and comedians' banter.
Devin and Terry showed the audi-
ence how to assemble elegant
table centerpieces or mantel
dressings from such readily a~j l-
able items as cinnamon sticks.
dried and silk flowers and inex-
pensive holiday ornaments.
Among their creations was a
Christmas tree decorated \\ith
baby's breath, sycamore leaves.
and birdhouses that brought a
touch of nature to the traditional
holiday look. A table setting of
simple white china, accented by
colorful glassware. became festive
against a background of shim-
menpg holiday cloth.
they decorated a tree in blue
and silver ornaments and ribbon
to complement a table set in rus-
tic blue ironstone. The place set-
ting was flanked by miniature
Christmas trees accented with
coordinating ornaments while a
Jered Heath Plair
He's Our Brother
Jordon and Lexie Plair are
proud to announce the arrival of
their new little brother, Jered
Heath on August 29th. He
weighed seven pounds and 12
ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Proud parents are Bobby and
Tonya Plair. Grandparents are
Jerry and Carolyn Peak, Wayne
and Barbara Creel, and the late
Bobby G. Plair, Sr., all of Port St.
Joe. Heath was a pleasant sur-
prise for Pa Peak who shares the
Garden Club members and the featured designers pose on the
newly decorated front steps of the Garden Club. (Photo by Debbie
pine cone garland on blue nbbon club members served a wonderful
adorned the mantel. Demonstra- assortment of cakes, pies. candy
lions on creating holiday candle and Russian tea.
sticks and table accents wrapped Following intermission. Terrv
up the first part of the seminar, and Devin continued to work their
Participants then enjoyed a brief holiday magic. They concluded
interrrussion in the gardens where the afternoon with a display that
Friends of the Library will
kick off their annual membership
drive with "An Evening With
Friends". The membership recep-
tion will be held on Friday,
November 30 at the Gulf County
Library on Cecil G. Costin
Boulevard in Port St. Joe.
The public is invited to
attend. The activities for the
106 REID AVE., PORT ST. JOE
evening will include story read-
ings for children, information
about the activities of the Friends',
and Sherrill Russ, local author,'
will read excerpts from her book
Long Journey Home.
Everyone is invited to become
a Friend of the Library. Individual
memberships are only $10 per
COME JOIN THE
FUN WITH US i
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Walk-Ins & Appointments Welcome
Letit wkelour day heNStilcwfay!
BAY WATCH BEAUTY SALON
Darlene Lamb, Master Cosmetologist
Specializing in Perms, Cuts. Color and Roller Sets
Women, Men and Children Welcome
Open Monday through Saturday
133 Magellan Street Hwy98 ,.::.
St. Joe Beach
Call for Appointments
335-0002 (i-ece Mail)
0 Texoco 0 Texaco
," .Bay Watch
STITCHES By Joy-Dale
Call Today and Place Your Order or Make an
Appointment to Discuss Your Sewing Needs
Custom Made Apparel
Sitting or Lying Positions
(See Gardens on Page 5A)
SEPT. OCT. V::
Sq. Feet of
Surround your -oome with a beautiful,
green fairway this winter. Overlawn*
can help you get country club results
all winter long. Our seed Is the same
premium quality perennial ryegrass
used on golf courses throughout the
southeast. Plant Overlawne early this
fall and enjoy a dark, rich lawn all
winter. Using Overlawn is as easy as a
for That GolfCourse Look All Winter LongmI
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POR S. JOEn~i
Members happily hard at work creating garlands for the show.
COASTAL FOOT AND ANKLE CLINIC@
Helping Hands Ministry
are Sponsoring i
6 We heed children's, women's,
and men's shoes for the needy in our area!
Please take the extra 10 minutes to go through your
closet, ..bring your unwanted pairs of shoes to the
receptacle at Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic (or donate.
a new pair) and get into the Holiday spirit by directly
helping families who live in our area.
Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic is located at 16th Street and Highway 98 in Apalachicola
A Christmas rug, wine rack, cranberry wreath, and Christmas cake were some of the door prizes.
Christmas At The
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001 PAGE 5A
Great American SmokeOut November 15th
Celebrate "The Great
American SmokeOut" this year on
This year is the 25th
Anniversary of The Great Amer-
ican SmokeOut, a celebration of
tobacco freedom for many
Americans who have successfully
quit smoking due to this annual
celebration. Most former smokers
will admit that the road toward
tobacco freedom was a rocky
road, full of pitfalls and side-trips.
The Great American SmokeOut
was started as a day set aside to
encourage smokers to quit smok-
ing for a 24-hour period to make
our world and the air we all
breathe a little cleaner and a lot
nicer. In researching the history of1
the Great Amencan SmokeOut. a
little trip to the internet produced
literally tons of information and
many paths to The Great
Some of the most Informative
websites were: www.2.cancer.org.
(Amencan Cancer Society. GREAT
Site. very informative) 'even offers
a FREE Quit Smoking Diaryl pht
(clear plan for quitting smoking).
Printing Needs .
K (850) 227-1278
helping smokers quit).
To all citizens of Gulf County,
Florida. our United States and
Earth and who owe their smoke-
free. healthy lifestyle to this 'one
last chance'. The Great American
SmokeOut. you are encouraged to
support a smoker in their 24 hour
Adventure of going SMOKE-FREE
on November 15. If you are a
smoker, reach out for support and
encouragement and live SMOKE-
FREE for a full 24 hours.
(Hopefully. this will be the best
first day in the rest of your
SMOKE-FREE life. Be sure to look
up the benefits to your body that
can begin as soon as 20 minutes
after your VERY LAST cigarette.
and can result in tar/nicotine free
lungs as soon as seven years after
your last cigarette.)
If you smoke and would like
help quitting, please contact the
Gulf County' Health Department
in Port St. Joe at 227-1276 or in
Wewahitchka at 639-2644 for
local counseling services and/or
for information on the patch'.
Lets Celebrate the Great
Encourage a Smoker to GO
COLD TURKEY for 24 hours on
THINK OF US .
TIME TO BUY A GIFT
We are conveniently located, open lots of hours
and we have a great selection of gift items.
Ask us to suggest a gift for any occasion.
New Christmas Items On Display Now!
Free Gift Wrapping
WE PROUDLY ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS AND PRESCRIPTION CARDS.
BuZZett's Drug Store .
Qudlity Pharmacy Servkce Since 1951
20 Monument Ave. (Hwy, 98) Port St. Joe.
*Gift Department *Nautical-Gifts *Books *Goihes *Magazines;
S. s *Toys *Russell Slover Candies *Carlton Cards
(850) 226-8771 EVE
November 15, 2001.
In the spirit of The Great
American SmokeOut, you can buy
Raffle Tickets (5 for $1) from our
local SWAT youth, and the lucky
winners (smokers or non-smok-
ers) will win a turkey!
Drawings to be held
November 15 by the local SWAT
Teams in Port St. Joe and in
-From Page 3A
presented, perhaps. the greatest
design challenge. Working around
a place setting of fine china with a
brown and gold contemporary
motif. they created a room filled
with holiday elegance in copper
and gold. A tree was garlanded in
iridescent copper ribbon, then
ornamented with tin pine cones,
angels and dried flowers. An ele-
gant wreath of gold and copper
leaves hung over a mantel draped
in faux pearl and gold beads, all
complementing a floral and cedar
bough centerpiece on a gold table
The crowd responded enthu-
siastically to the ideas demon-
strated at the show. as well as to
the ively presentation by Terry
and Devin. who freely dispensed
advice and laughs as they worked.
Many of the arrangements and
decorative accessories were avail-
able for closer viewing after the
show and will also be cn display
and for sale this Friday and
Saturday at the Heart's Desire
Christmas Open House.
Not only did the Garden Club
benefit from the show's success,
but some participants took home
more than good ideas. Several
fabulous door prizes were
awarded throughout the day. Peg
Schweitzer won a maple wine rack
donated by St. Joe Furniture Co.,
Frenchie Ramsey won a bottle of
wine from The Port Spirits and
Liquors. A lovely cranberry holi-
day wrTeath donated by Interiors,
Etc.. was won by Ramona Butler.
and Betty Sue Anchors was the
winner of the bath and beauty
basket and gift certificates from
N-Style Hair & Nail Salon. Debbie
Tankersley won a Christmas cake
and a year of baked goods from
The Flour Mill and Jean
McClamma was the lucky recipi-
ent of a hand hooked wool
Christmas rug donated by
Portside Trading Co.
The Garden Club extends its
thanks to Terry And Devin for
their efforts and to all the local
businesses who made the event a
success. Plans are already under-
way for a repeat performance next
year. See you there!
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
Day/Night Migrators Awesome Flyers
by Barbara Eells, wildlife reha-
This is the time of the year
that many birds are flying from
the northern tundras to the
southernmost lands to feed and
sustain their species. This word
comes from the Latin word
migrare which means to move
from one place to another. It refers
to birds that move from grounds
where they have nested in the
spring and summer to the warmer
grounds in the southern hemi-
sphere where they feed and main-
tain their generations in fall and
winter, and then back again to the
north when the temperatures are
These birds migrate over reg-
ular routes moving from north to
south, or south to north, but
sometimes move laterally and
they may travel great distances to
their destinations. They accumu-
late fat in their bodies which
allows them to fly great distances,
even over the Gulf of Mexico or
over other bodies of water in other
parts of the world.
Many of the birds are flying
for the first time over these dis-
tances and can become
exhausted, i.e. northern gannets.
These are sometimes found along
the beaches resting before they
continue unless they are ill
already. Once ,any of these birds
(providing they are not ill other-
wise) rest and replenish their food
supply, they are off and migrating
once again. Some of the longest-
distance flying birds may go as far
south as Brazil and Argentina
(night hawks, barn swallows,
etc.), though most go as far as the
equator. Among the shorebirds
that migrate, the golden plover is
the one that creates interest in its
pattern of migration. They fly
south from the tundra via the
Atlantic Ocean, but on the way
back to the north they travel up
through Mexico and the
Mississippi valley and over
Canada to nest.
Birds that are very secretive
by day are usually the night fly-
ers. They hunt insects by day and
rest, and then fly by night by way
of the stars using the brightest
stars to, navigate their, way. The
night fliers include nuthatches,
tanagers, and other smaller birds
that feed on insects and berries
and rest during the day. Day time
migrators rest during the night,
can feed during flight and are
.usually a faster-flying bird so that
they aren't susceptible to attacks
by other birds. These include the
hawks and others.
Some species fly either by day.
or night or both, i.e. grebes, geese,
loons, gannets. The night flyers
usually fly very. high, in groups,
and "speak" in soft peeps or via
other noises so as to keep their
group together. Others, usually
daytime flyers, fly alone or in
small groups, hunting and feeding
as they fly and rest.
A good migration depends on
the earth's magnetic force fields,
the sun, and the stars. Weather
and topography of the land are
also important. They do not
depend on any one of the ele-
ments for a healthy migration, but
do use the sun as a bright object
in line with the .force field to
travel. They can continue to
migrate if it's cloudy as they! con-
tinue to travel with the alignment
of the sun in relationship to their
pattern of migration. When travel-
ing at night, they depend on the
brightest stars and patterns for
migration. The wind will help if it
is blowing in the direction of
migration and hinder if it is oppo-
site the direction they are headed.
Stormy weather interferes with
their pattern and they will wait
the storm out before traveling fur-
ther. They recognize topography
and use the areas for guidance in
conjunction with the sun, the
stars and 'the magnetic force
Now is migratory time for
birds moving south for the winter.
We, man, play a large part in
migration as we become the
unnatural changers of the land.
We change the landscape by
clear-cutting trees; we change the
course of rivers, streams, sloughs;
we use seemingly thousands of
lights to illuminate buildings or
trees themselves, to name a few,
as we continually develop land
that was once wild and full of
native trees such as our pines
that once flourished in old
Florida. These all interfere with
migration of species of birds.
Birds sometimes fly into the
buildings because they are
blinded by lights... they are killed
or end up with concussions or
broken bones. Try walking on a
dark beach where there are no
lights. You will be surprised to see
everything around you and more.
Then go to a shore lighted up and
see if you can see. You can't! This
is.what happens to wildlife!
Nature asks you to keep lights
offl Use motion lights for lighting
your areas. People are more prone
to see someone in a motion light
than an on-all-the- time safety
Keep our migrating birds and
animals in thought! they have
Pictured with Mayor Frank Pate as he signs the document pro-
claiming Noveinber as National Hospice Month are staff of Hospice
of Northwest Florida, Inc., Cathy Dale, RN, Branch Manager,
Michael McLaughlin, MSW, RCSWI, social worker, Demetrice
Roulhac, Home Health Aide, and Charlotte Brannon RN. CHPN,
case manager. This is the 17 year of services in Northwest Florida.
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Sunday Buffet: 3 Aeats & Veg. ALL rOU CAN EAT $500
Will stay open on Thursday & Friday nights at later date and will have nightly specials.
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All Kinds of PRODUCE hauled DAILY FESH on our Truck!!
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Wednesday thru Saturday
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and Sunday (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
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been here a long time and we have
to help preserve the many speices.
It is our duty as a right to live on
our shared earth!
P.S. If you take the time,
watch the daytime migrators, and,
Students at Port St. Joe
Middle School have been busy
over the past few weeks collecting
items and assembling 'Comfort
Kits" for the Amencan Red Cross.
The kits are'used by the Red
Cross to help disaster victims as' a
first line of assistance. they%
include a toothbrush, pocket
comb, tissues. toothpaste. wash..
cloth, deodorant, hand soap.
November has been desig-
nated as National Hospice Month.
and Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate
met with members of Northwest
Florida Hospice recently to sign
the following proclamation:
Whereas, Hospice of North-
%west Florida. Inc. volunteers and
stall"f provide a special kind of car-
ing for those in our community
who are terminally ill; and
Whereas, Hospice has helped
meet the medical, emotional and
spiritual needs of more than
275,000 terminally ill adults and
children across the -nation last
year alone: and
Whereas, Hospice focuses on,
the entire family: and '
Whereas, Hospice in ithe
United States has flourished from
one program in 1974 to.more than
2,000 today; and
Whereas, Hospice celebrates
its 27th anniversary in America,
this year; and,
Whereas, Hospice has served
the people of Northwest Florida
since 1984; and
Whereas, an increase in pub-
lic awareness and understanding
of Hospice care will better serve
the families of our community
who are faced with a terminal ill-
ness; therefore, be it
Resolved that the city of Port
St. Joe will join the hundreds of
cities and states in observing the
month of November as National
Hospice MNonth. We will, actively
encourage the support and partic-
ipation of friends, neighbors. col-
leagues, and fellow citizens in
associated Hospice activities and.
programs now and throughout
if you have a telescope, sometimes
you can catch a view of the night-
time flyers. The cemetery is algo
another good, birdwatching aria
for bluebirds and dusky flycatch-
shampoo. razor, and shaking
Students. faculty and :bhe
middle school staff donated the
items which were assembled by
students in the Student
Government Association. In;the
adjacent photo. SGA mem ers
Ashton Norris. Jessie Weimo~ts.
Matthew Wright, Warren Fqoyd,
and Zeke Stephens are sqIodn
presenting the kits to Red OIOSS
representative Doris Hoffman..
Mrs. Hoffman extended, her
thanks to the students and school
for participating in the project
and helping those in need. rOver
30 complete kitil were assembled
and many other~tems were given.
$100 Grocery ,
Drawing Dec +0
The Qulf County Senior
"Citizens will be holding a drawing
on December 20th at 3:00 p.rb. at
the Port St. Joe Piggly Wiggly.;The
owner, George Duren, a long tlme
supporter of the Senior Citizns
program, has donated S 100 wirth
Tickets may be purchased
from the Port St. Joe Senior
Center, Wewali'itchka Senior
Citizens Center., and The 'Star
newspaper office--br Ard's FI '.st
in Port St. Joe.
The proceeds will be usqd to
help pay for meals- and tr ns-
portation for the elderly rien/
women of Gulf County. A db.pa-
tion of $i.00 is requested 6.r a
chance to win.
McFarland Thank Y1u
The family of Grace
McFarland would like to tank
everyone for the many pra),ers.
calls, cards, visits, flowers, djona-
tions and food and most dcf all
,;your support during our time of
sopow. A very special thanks to
Father Tom Guido and members
of St. Joseph's Catholic Church
and Revy. Dave Fernandez and
members of Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church.`
Everett W. Bill McFarland
Linda and John Pace
Cindy and Jim Tomlin
Tony and Terri McFarland
* Oysters Shrimp Crabs
s .* Beer & Wine
j* Blue Bunny Ice Cream
227-1670 On C-30A South of Port St. Joe
New Hours: Tuesday Thursday: 12-8 p.rn
Friday Saturday: 12-9 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday
/ Stop in and browse during our Holiday
G~/T II [ *1 Cottage
7-1.~i'g/ / ,+ ',
-I I I I -- LUNCH SPECIALS 11am-4pm
^ CROWD Small Chef Salad
,I ^I & Howie Bread $455 I
PLUS TAX Not
I -- --
PLEAZZER I I Small Oven Baked Sub & a Coke $ 455 I
a w/The Works Small Pizza w/1 Topping $ 55
a w/2 Toppings & a Coke I
2 Lg. 12 X-Lg. I Any Pasta & Howie Bread $495 '
14 $ 1 Pepperoni Roll & a Coke $325
UT or DINE IN ONLY CARRY OUT or DINE IN ONLY
valid w/other coupons. Expires 12/31/01 PLUS TAX Not valid w/other coupons. Expires 12/31 /01
Thursday, November 15t
from 6 to 8 p.m.
We have all our holiday needs, wreath
swags, anything to festively decora
your home for the holidays!
g FLORIST & GIFTS
h A magnificently hand-painted 3-
dimensional rendering of the
cottage in the Stoneheart Hutch
painting by Thomas Kinkade, "The
Painter of Light.'"
hs; A battery-operated light fills the
s cottage with a golden glow.
te The stunning bouquet includes red
roses, red Matsumoto asters,
limonium, pinecones and assorted
210 Rei Av., Port Joe, //
the L Located on the Water.. .
8141 Highway W. 98
-+, St. Joe Beach, Florida
Blac ^u ~ (850) 647-9920
neu-.) Under New Ownership:
,i ,c:age Tony W di;eld. Propr;elor
CARRY OUT or DINE IN ONLY
PLUS TAX Not valid w/other coupons. Expires 12/31/01
Iii ii ii -III-
joiji Us for College Football TIMI-saity M 3amMay INIFLFootball Sunday & Alonday
Vicw any of our 4 SCreCIIS to CIIjO), the sports action!
1 TP --Jmm,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001 PAGE 7A
- i :High Quality and Reliable Service at Reasonable Prices
SEmer Coast Property Care Company, Inc.
* Home Improvements and Repairs
* Household, Condo and Office Cleaning
* Power Washing, Painting (interior and exterior)
* Landscaping and Yard Maintenance'
* All Household Care
P. O. Box 14280 Mexico Beach, FL 32410 (850) 648-9545
The Gulf County School
Readiness Coalition will meet on
Tuesday, November 20 at 10:00
a.m. ET in the Gulf County School
Board OIS building. Items,on the
agenda include the financial
report and committee reports.
The meeting is open jto the
public and interested citizens are
invited to attend. For more inform
nation contact Renea Blaqk al4
Early Childhood Services, 872-
7550, extension 2223.
Deli.erii charge for orders under $5J0.00.
Some items limited to stock on hand. Not responsible for typographical errors. VISA
230 Reid Avenue ;
tlC MA29475 MM10098
. rCTMB15847000 /.
William T. Tharp
William T. "Bill" Tharp, 52, of '
Port St. Joe, passed away on
Tuesday, November 6 in .a local
hospital. Born in Clio, AL, he
moved ,to Port St. Joe in' 1995
from Phenix City, AL. He was an
auto mechanic/auto parts sales
.person and a member of the
Beach Baptist Chapel in St. Joe
His father, Tullis Tharp, pre-
ceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife,
Sarah Watford Tharp of Port St.
Joe; his mother, Erma Tharp of
Phenix City. AL: three daughters.
Cindy Lynch of North Carolina,
Rita Hollinsworth and Frances
SPeanut' Tousinant. both of Port
St. Joe; three sons, David Tharp
and William Sanders both of
Columbus, GA, and Wesley
Walden of Phenix City, AL: one
brother. Mark Tharp of Phenix
City. AL: one sister, Bobby Sapp of
Columbus, GA; mother- and
father-in-law, James and Odie
Watford; and thirteen grandchil-
Funeral services were con-
ducted on Friday, November 9 at
11:00 a.m. ET in the Beach (.
Baptist Chapel with Rev. David
Nichols officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Holly Hills Cemetery.
Annual Free Dinner
First United Metho'dist
Church of Mexico Beach will
again be serving their free
Thanksgiving dinner. All are wel-
Serving starts at 2:00 p.m.
CT. with all the traditional foods
including desserts, and will be
available until either the people or
the food runs out.
For more information, call
648-8418 or 648-8820. See you
Say 9,u SaW It In 'te Star!
DAVID OAKLEY, L.M.T.
Recci'i'c f, as'rit's of 4 maajisa
n ,nd ie thle. 5th
'-" "-' FREE
available -- -
OTHER SPECIALS ALSO AVAILABLE
eao- e 6d e~
Port St. Joe High School's' Student Government Association
members Becky Belin, John Patrick Floyd, Daphne Crosby, BJ
Strickland, Susan Ellmer, and Andrea Gaylor are busy preparing
for the pie auction on Monday.
SGA Pie Auiction +',
19th at High School
Come to the Port St. Joe High
Schoolncommons area and bid on
your favorite dessert next Mon-
, For All Your Office
Suppl\' Needs .
S The Star C,
(8 50) 227- 1278 j
CAN MAKE MONEY,
GREAT ONES MAKE A DIFFERENCE,
C A L H ou N NOL Mi->3 J A C K s.; a
dav. November 19. This activity is
sporisored-by the Student Govern-
ment Association and starts at
6:30 p.m. ET.
Your support will be greatly
appreciated. For more informa-
tion call the high school at 229-
8252 or 229-8251.
FROST PROTECTOR FABRIC
COLD HARDY CITRUS
SATSUMA, KUMQUAT, LEMON, ETC.
FRESH FRUIT ON TREES AVAILABLE.
LG. 7 YR. OLD PLANTS & 1 GAL. SIZE
PEACH. PEAR, PLUM, APPLE, PERSIMMON
PECAN, POMEGRANATE & BLUEBERRIES
LANDSCAPE PLANTS ETC.
I would like to
take this opportu-
nity to thank the
citizens of Mexico
Beach for their
vote and support
during the recent
Cecil (Bud) Jones
HEARING AID CENTER
618 W. 23rd Street
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
Monthly Service Center
Sr. Citizens Center, PSJ
- ; _
: / 1
*-. JGBBB J ai -ai PA -n m w. .. -. -
Beulah Wimberly is shown presenting a plaque of recognition
to Norberto Fernandez, chosen as "Volunteer of the Month."
GC Public Library Literacy
"Volunteer of the Month"
Norberto Fernandez receives recognition this month for his outstand-
ing contribution as a volunteer tutor in the Gulf County Public Library
Literacy .Programs. He works alongside Beulah Wimberly, Community
Outreach Specialist, at the north county learning site currently inside the
Wewahitchka Community Center: This space is donated through a part-
nership with Gulf County Elder Care. The south county learning center.
is housed inside the Port St. Joe branch of the Librar'.
Instruction is offered in Adult Basic Education, GED instruction,
Family Literacy and Workforce Development. This program has been
funded in part under the provisions of the Library Services and
Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services,
administered by the State Library of Florida and is free of charge to all
who participate. Morning and evening sessions are available for learners
at either location. Overstreet Volunteer Fire Department and
Wewahitchka Library provide other safe sites.
While safe site sessions are encouraged home visits are made for
those families who have no' transportation, no daycare, or health prob-
lems that prevent them from visiting a center. Instruction is primarily
delivered in a one-to-one setting, but small group sessions are used as
well. particularly in the workforce readiness curriculum.
They appreciate the devotion shown by the volunteers. without them
these programs could not. serve the community effectively. Their input,
skills and care make the. difference.
CA L H 0 U N
CULF H L E
PAGE..8A- THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
met this date in special session with the following
members present: Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr. and
Commissioners Carmen L;. McLminore, Billy E. Tray-
lor, Carl W. Fox. and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts, Chief
Administrator Don Butler
Administrator/Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells. Building Official Michael L Haifim6nd,
Code Enforcemient Officer Tony Varona. County
Planner David Richardson, Emergency, Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson Mainte-
nance Superittenident/Mosquito Control 6 Public
Works Director Joe Bearden. Assistant Maintenance
Superintendent/Mosquito Control & Public Works
Director Steve Mork, Road Superintendent Bobby
Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. and Deputy
Sheriff Greg Cole; .
ChairmanPeters called the meeting to order at 12:33
p.m., E.D.T. ...
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
Commissioner Fox requested that the Board table
the Highland View Boat Ramp discussion until Chief
Administrator Butler l present.. -
ORDINANCE DEBRIS ON RIGHT-OF-WAY
CommiIsioner Fox reported that residents in District
IIIl are conunuously leaIng debris on the County's
nght-of-wa'. LUpon inquiry by Commissioner Fox.
County Attorney McFarland discussed Florida s Lit-
ter Law He also discussed that the first offense
allows for a S50 00 cull fine. after that It would De a
misdemeanor (over 15 pounds). and under this
statute the County Code Enforcement Officer can
enforce it He stated that the nuisance ordinance
would be another opuon to control the debris on the
County a right of-wa)y. and he feels that it woula
work best because it Is a citll infraction. Therefore
Lhe residenLs would not have a criminal record
Upon recommenoauon b tyC Anorney McFar-
land Commnisioner Fox mooned to designate Code
Enforcement Oicer Tony Varona under Florida
Statues 403 4131 as the person to enforce the Utter
Law. and to lag the plies under the nuisance ordi-
nance (S25000 Ist penalty / 3500 00 after that
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion. and It
County Attorney McFarland read the proposed reso-
lutlon regarding the terronst attack on America
Commissioner Traylor mouoned to adopt REsoluLUon
No 2001-32 which urged Gulf County citizens to
giee blood to support relief efforts Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion. and It passed unar-.
mously. A copy of the complete resolution is on file
at the clerk s office
Chairman Peters reported that the Federal Pnson
Exploraton. Committee met to discuss sollciting to
hate-Gulf County as a site for a Federal Prison. and
requested approval from the Board to travel to Talla-
h-,ssee to speak with Secretary Moore Upon inquiry
bp Commissioner Trailr. Chairman Peters staled
that there are two sites in Gulf County that a Feder-
al Prison could be located upon (150 acres that join
the Gulf Correctional Insutiuuon.and 160 acres at
the City Limits of Wewahlichkal. and If the Gulf Cor-
rec tlonal Inrsututieon site is chosen, an agreement will
need to be made with the State regarding the water
and sewer Commissioner Barnes mouoned to
approve travel to Tallahassee to discuss construc-
ion of a Federal Pnson Commissioner Fox second-
ed the mouon. and it passed 4 to 0 with Commis-
sioner McLemore abiaining. due to being employed
b) the SLate Department of Correctons
BID v 0001-42 / COUNTY INSURANCE BIDS
Up.-on recomrendauon by Chief Admininleralor But.
ler. Commissioner Barnes mooned to table the
Count) Insurance Bids until the rext Board Meeting
Comniis loner Fox seconded the motion. ar.d it
pa srea unanimously
HUMAN RESOURCE POSITION
Chairman Peterr passed the Chair to 'Vice-Chairman
Tralor and mooned to table the Risk Manage-
ment'Hunman Resource Posiuon unul after the final
budget hearing (scheduled for September 24. 2001)
ComTmis,.iloner Fo\ seconded the motion for discus-
slon and after discussion about the
ap:plie uon *Intert lew procedures. the motion failed
2 t, I. 3 .Lh tnComnd .io ners FOK and Peters toung
en. Cihalrrman Traylor returned the Chair to Com-
-mi.siO-lner Peters Upon Inquiry b) Chairman Peters.
Chief Administrator Butler stated that out of the top
three ieconmended. Joni Knox has the most elen-
:lne background expenence in insurance Chairman
Peters passed the Chair to Vie-ee hrairman Traplor.
and mouoned to hire Jonl Knoti for the Risk Man-
agement.'Human Resource Posution The motion
died Ior lack ofsa second Chairareon Tra)lor returned
ite Chair to Commisasoner Peter.- upon Inquiry by
,-oCn-mlsiioner McLemore Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that the oimmlttee ranked the top three
a. r followe.- 11 'rren Yeager. 21 Joni Knot. and 31
,Candice IUpchurch Commlischi.er McLemore
mouoned to hire Warren Yeager for the RIsk Man.
gecment'Humnin Resource Posiutin Coamrmisioner
Tra',Ir seconded the motion for discussion. and
alier dt-cu,-ic.n regarding tne funds budgeted for
risa poaluton and various Inihurances expenses the
mnouon patsed 3 to 2. with Chairman Peters and
Cornmis.ioner Fo, acting no Upon Inquiry by
Depuit Clerk Robert. Chief sAdminiU-trator Butler
requested that the Board a31ot him to negotiate wiLh
Mr ',eiger and submit a letter to the Clerk's Office
regarding -the el'lecue date and salary Chairman
Peters passed the ChaiLr io lIce-Chairman Tra)lor.
and motioned to set the salary for the Human
Resource Risk Management Postluon at 830.000 00
Cnairmon Trasyloi seconded the motion for discus.
.son and. alter discussion Chairman Traylor with.
drew his second The motion then died for lack of a
econd Uon pon Inquiry by Chairman Trailor. Chief
AdministLCaor Butler requested that the Board allow
him to negotiate the salary and starting date with
Mr. 'eager and submit this in wnting to the Clerk's
S Olflce Chair man Tra> lor returned the Chair to Com-
mossioner Peters iCommissioner McLemore
nmouoned to approve Chief Adminil.rator Buler's
request Commissioner Trablor seconded the motion.
and It passed 3 to 2. with Chairman Peters and
Cormnimioiner FoT, toung no.
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
Upon reonmiendation by Chief Admitniaraior But
ler. Comrri3sloner Foe niouoned lo contract with
Randall G Tedder ConstrucUon to build the High
land Viev. Boat Ramp is sole source provider. In the
amount of S42.500 00. to be paid from Boating
Improvenient C rant funds
T here l-,ing no further business and upon nioUon bp
SCoanil- .siner Tra\ lor the meeting did men adjourn
at 23 p ni E D T
NATHAN PETERS JR CHAIRt.VIN
ATiEST DECULL.S C BIRMINGHAM. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 24. 2001
The Highland Vtiew %ate Board of Gulf County.
Florida met this date In special session with the fol.
lowing nieniers present Chairmarn Nathan Peters.
Jr and Coimnissionera Carmen L. McLemore. Billy
E Tra Slor. and Carl WA FoT
uOthers present were. Count) Attorne) Tiniothy
BdcFarn and. Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts Chief
Adnilnisuraior Don Butler, AdminlstraUve Aasltar, t
Debbe 'ibberg. Building Officlal Michael L Ham-
mond Cole Enforcement Officer Tony \'arona.
Count)' Planner Datd RIechardson. Emergency MNan-
agement/911 Coordtnator Marshall Nelson. Gull
Count' E Mi S Director Shane McGulffln. Maine-
nance Superintendent.'Mosquito Control & Public
Works Directoar Joe Bearden. Solid Waste Drectar
Jce Danford T DC Coordinator Paula Picketi. V'et-
erans Service OTicerS H I.P Administratsior Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs .Department Captain Joe
' Chairman Petera called the meeting to order at 5:55-
prm. E DT. -'-,
WATER SYSTEM ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /
REMOVAL OF WATER TANK
Upon recommerndation b, Chief Adninistrator But-
ler. Commissioner Fot motioned to advertise to
receie sealed bids for removal of the Highland 'iew
W'sater Tank Commissioner Traylor seconded the
mtouon arid It passed unanimously 14i01 tote
WATER SYSTEM AGREEMENT /
ST. JOE COMPANY
County Attorne) McFariand discussed the written
agreement that St Joe Company submitted to the
Board regarding a new- water tank/pumping system
for HIgnlard View arid Wmdmark Beach Subditi-
sion. Clay Smaliwood. of St. Joe Company: appeared
before the Board to report that the agreement pre-
sented by St. Joe Company Is a draft, and requested
that County Attorney McFarland review It. Upon rec-
ommendation by County Attorney McFarland, Com-
missioner Fox motioned to allow the County to nego-
tiate this agreement with St. Joe Company, on behalf
of the Highland View Water Board. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0). .
There being no further business, and upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor. second by Commissioner
Fox. and unanimous t 4-0)1 ole. the meeting did then
adjourn at 5:57 p.m.. E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM. CLERK
. PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 4, 2001
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
met this date in special session with the following
members present: Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr.-and
Commissioners Carmen L. McLmore, Billy E. Tray-
lor., and Carl W. Fox.
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts. Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative Assistant
Debbe Wibberg, Building Official Michael L. Ham-
mond, Code Enforcement Officer Tony Varona.
County Planner David Richardson. Emergency Man-
agement/911 Coordinator Marshall Nelon Gulf"
County E M S Director Shane McGufnn Mainte.
nance Superintendent/Mosquito Control 3& Public
Works Director Joe Bearden. Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford. T D.C Coordinator Paula Pickett. Vet-
erans' Service Ofilcer/S H I P. Administrator Bo.
Williams, and Shenifs Department CapLaun Joe
Nugent. '.- 1 1 -
Chairman Peters called the meeting to order at 5:57
p.m. E D.T.
WATER SYSTEM AGREEMENT /
ST. JOE COMPANY "
Upon recommendation by Chief Adminrsurator But-
ler. Commissioner Traylor moUoned to approve the
agreement with Si Joe Compan) regarding paruic
IpaUng Imaximum of 8150.000.0.00) In me Highland
View Water Project (contingent upon approval by the
County Attomey). and to adverse to recent sealed
bids for removal of the Highland \lew water tank
Commissioner Fox seconded the mouon and it
passed unanimously (4-0)
HUMAN RESOURCE POSITION
Chairman Peters stated that a committee recom-
mendaUon to the Board on hmng of an employee
should be considered, but the final decision should
be made by the Board. Chairman Peters stated that
he reviewed the applications and his top three were
11 Joni Knox. 2) Candlce Upchurch and 3] Frank
Healy. Chairman Peters discussed college atten-
dance. background experience, and test scores of
these applicants Tommy Knox appeared before the
Board to discuss the Risk Management/Human
Resource advertised Job notce. his wiles (Joni Kno) .
Interalew for this Job. and the meeting (09/20/01)
regarding the recommendaUon made b) the commit-
tee to hire Warren Yeager Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed the meeting between him and Tomri)
Knox regarding Mrs Knoxs interview and the rec-
ommendation. He stated that he still recommends
Warren Yeager for the Risk Management/Human
Resource postlon. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Travlor. Chief Administrator Butler stated his rec-
ommendation has not changed. Building Offlcial
Hammond discussed the interviews and his top
three recommendations Chairman Peters staled
that the Board should renlew all applications He
also stated that JonI Knox would accept a salary of
S30.00000 and Candice Upchurch would accept
827.000.00 for this poslUon Administraute Assis-
Lant Wlbberg stated that her recommendations were
based on the Interview and the questions, and ahe
sll recommends Warren Yeager for this position
Commissioner McLeni.ore reported that since the
subdivision ordinance was adopted in 1998 26 neu
subdivisions hae been created and the, are all In
th-e south end of the County He discussed the dif-
ferences in the property value between the south and
north ends of the County. and staued that this su.-
division ordinance should not apply to the whole
County Commissioner McLemore motioned to
appoint a committee to review the subdivision ordi-
nance. Commissioner Traylor seconded the mouon
for discussion, and after discussion from the Board.
Bobo Owens. Jim Rish. and David Taunton. the
motion passed 3 to 1. with Chairman Peters voting
no Upon recommendation by Count% Planner
Richardson. Commissioner McLemore motioned to
approve that the Planning and Development Retlew
Board chair the committee for reviewing the subdi.l-
sion ordinance Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion. and it passed unanimously [4 01
Maor Frank Pete appeared before the Board to dis.- ,
cus.s the annexation agreement between the City of
Port St Joe and the Count\ He stated that the CIt)
sells water to the County for S 1.62 per 1.000 gallon -
and requested that the Board allow the City to take
oser the water system. He stated that the City would
charge 82 40 per 1.000 gallons ICounty charge.
3 00 per 1.000 gallons ) for water. Upon rinquir b
Commissioner Traylor. Chief Admrnlistrator ,ppo.er
discussed the S3 00 charge for the water a stem
County Attorney McFarland stated that a map of the
annexauon area will need to be submitted to the
Board before an interlocal agreement could be
approved Mayor Pate reported that more resldentra
are requesting to be Included In the %oluniLry
anne.%aUon. but a map will be submitted to the
Board when complete Chairman Peters stated that
he supports the annexaUon of imat DLnde Bell Cur.'el
There being no further business and upon motion b%
Commissioner Tra lor the meeung did then adiourn
at 7"04 pm.. EDT
NATI-HAN PETERS. JR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST DOUGLAS C BIRMINGHAM. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 24. 2001
BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board of Counrt Commis.sioners
met this date In special budget session aith the fol-
lowinra members present. Chairman Nathan Peters
Jr and Commissioners Carmen L McLemore Billy
E Tralor and Carl W Fo.
Others present were. County Attorney Timothi
McFarland. Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore. Deputy Clerk Rebecca Nor-
ris. Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts Chief Adminlisra-
tor Don Buder. Administraute AsaisLant Debbe Wilb
berg. Adminlstrator,'Emergency Management Direc-
tor Larry Wells. Building Official Michael L Ham-
mond. Code Enforcement Officer Ton, Varona.
County)' Planner Dalvd Richardson. Gulf County
E M S. Director Shane McGuffln. Maintenance
Superintendent/Mosquito Control & Public Works
Director Joe Bearden. Road Superintendent Bobby
Knee. Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. TDC.
Coordinator Paula Pickett. Union Steward Doug
Keliv. Veterans' Service Officer/S H I.P. Administra-
tor Bo Williams. Water Deparunent Supervisor Ger-
ald Shearer. Sheriff Frank McKeithen arnd Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent
Chairman Peters called the meeung to order at 5 03
2001-2002 BUDGET AMENDMENT RESOLUTIONS
Following discussion b) Clerk Birmingham and
upon moUon by Commissioner McLemore. second by
Comminlssioner Travlor and unanimous 14-01 olte.
mne Board adopted the following resoluuons to
increase the Cash Carried forward bh the Highland
View and Dalkelth Fire Departnents
RESOLUTION NO. 2001-33
WHEREAS the Board of County Commissioner of
Gulf County. Florida. anticipates carrying forward
additional cash for the 2001-2002 fiscal Sear that
v as not Included In the tenLatlie budget: and
WHEREAS. said cash carry forward Is needed to help
pa) certain expenditures to be Incurred In the 2001-
2002 fiscal year
NOW. THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED as follow -.
I That the 2001-2002 tentaU e budget De increased
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT FUND
Balance Brought Forward/Cash. 10698-99000
Balance Brought Forward Cash S 10000CI
Highland View Fire Department 32.222264000
Equipment S 10.000
THIS RESOLrilON ADOPTED by Lhe Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners this the 24th day of
RESOLUTION NO. 2001-34
WHEREAS the Board of Count) Commissioners of
Gulf County Flonda. anticipates carrying forward
addluonal cash for the 2001-2002 fiscal year that
was not Included in the tenLtatve budget, and
WHEREAS, said cash carry forward Is needed to help
pay certain expenditures to be Incurred in the 2001.
2002 fiscal year.
NOW. THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED as follows.
I That the 2001 -2002 tentative budget be Increased
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT FUND
Balance Brought Forward/Cash:
Balance Brought Forward. Cash.. $ 24,000d
Dalkelth Fire Department:
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by Ithe Culf County
R Board of County Commisloners this the 24th day
of September. 2001
-'"Sr PLIC HARING ,.'-'
2001-2002 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Clerk Birmingham reported that the tentative Coun-
ty-wide millage rate is 6.5750 (4.5760 General
Fund / .1.9990. Fine & Forfeiture Fund), and each
dependent fire district is .5000 mills. He stated that
the tentative aggregate mllage rate is 6.9485, wnilcn
is an 11.56% increase over the current year rolled-
back rate. He then presented the following list of
items which have caused this increase:
1. Less cash to be brought forward than last year
2. Less State Revenue Sharing than last year
3. Match requirement for Property
Appraiser/County Mapping Grant ($35,000.00)
4. Additional personnel for Tax Collector
5. State-mandated voting equipment for Supervisor.
of Elections ($20,000.00)
6. Gulf County Health Department Aid ($25,967.00)
7. Increased landfill costs ($73,050.00)
8. Increased support for Co.:unrelatd fuectih:.-.s
9,. Overall Increases in Cour. deparuTerntaJ bud-
gets (fuel, personnel, etc.)
10 Increase in Lau. Enforce.:e.cni. CeiIe.un & Cor-
recuons 1,5 534 001
11. Increase in Reserve for Contingencies
Chairman Peters then called for public :cm.rnerit
and the following individuals appeared c.el.te tr e
Bill McGee requested that the Board lower the mill-
age rate. ,
Trtsh Perule requested the Bsard a -i st an, wa.
possible to keep property values from rising e..-:s-
Shenriff McKelthen dl-cusse.d that hi- emp:..ee
need subsLantial rali-es
Greg Fickror discussed the amount ol money, a 30:.
Increase will give Couni,' employees
Sally Malone discussed SheniT- increase and
requested the Board cut tl.ees
Alex F'ollise inquired anout h.o- pr.opferr .alua-
Uon is determined IBoiar requested he c.:ontat the
Brenda Reinhart discussed the L. s increase and
stated Lhat she doe ? not diOagree icLn emniploe i.ris-
Marilyn Blackusell diicu' ed this meeun .'eenms
Illie the Count,' employees versus the people
Jim Lloyd distcused services provided b., the
Count). and stated thara. 10'I. Increase i-s oo much
Sally Malone .suggested that the Board cut their
S125 000.00 Special Projects Funds
Ruth Hammonrd discu.ced -he ion a l'L\ed Income
and stayed that there rr are ih area- to cut ie-be li
the enplo.ee raises
Earl McKinnonr, discussed la incireases. stung
that since property. alues -hae Increas.ed so mucn
the village rate should not
Chairman Peter- dli.:uS-ed the budget workshi.-.p.
which ,-.ere held. staung thalt the public .1,oui-.
attend the aaverusea work-hops a- that is hner, the
line itern budgets are tentatliel, -et Commissinlrer
TraIlor statedl that Lu-e illage.- rare Ia le-s m-,an lai
clearr s village rate
RESOLUTION / COUNTY-WIDE MILLAGE RATE
Upon mouon by Cc.mmi'.sioner Tra)lor. secondJ .,
Commis irner Fo- and unaranimous 14-0i) s ,.e tie
Board adopted the foll-ewing re.-.lution
RESOLUTION NO. 2001 35 ADOPTING VILLAGE
WHEREAS. the Board of Count,' Commnissioners of
Gulf Count Flonda en thi. date Intend' t.a adopt a
ReoluUtion setuingi fonrth the budget for the fiscal year
WHEREAS,. for proper funding of maid buoge'. It 1i
necessary to les aE- ad ealorem la. upon -are i st sole
propereV within the Count).
NOW. THEREFORE BE IT RES-OLVED AS FOL-
I That the Board of County Commisiloners of Gull
Counr, Flonda does hereby adopt a nmillage rate of
6.5750 mills to be levied Count -'hide upon t'he tax-
able property within Gulf Count, Fiondai to. be
le-ied against the 2001 prperry rolls
2 That the Cuirent .ear 'Aggregate Millage Rate of
6.9465 mills i- an 1I 56 percent Increase toer the
Current lear aggregate Rolled-Back Rate of '3 2285
3. That coples,of this Resoluuon be spread upon
the public records of Gulf Counr,. Flonda
THIS RESOLUTION ,ADOPTED this the -4th aa, of
September ,2(.01 b, 4 Comnil-ssioners oUing -)es
ar.dO Commis- loners youngg "n-.:
RESOLUTION / COUNTY-WIDE BUDGET ,
Upon moon bp Commissioner Tra.loc. second beI
Commissioner McLemore. and unanimous 14d-I ,
tome. the Board adopted Lhe follo.-ing resolution
RESOLUTION NO. 2001-36 ADOPTING BUDGET
WHEREAS the Boajid of Counry ConimiTi-on-rs of
Gulf Counts Fionida after due c.on'iderauor, for the
needs of the people cf'said County na- a-ceitrined
the amount of funds recuire.dfor udt for udt r ihe
2001 20012 fisal %ear. ar, nd
WT-IEREAS the Board of Count'. C-ommlsu-ronir, has
green due notice as required b. IeA arid held public
hearings allowing all citizens a chance to be heard.
NOW. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED .sS FOL-.
I That the Board of Counr, Commissioners of
Culf County Florida does hereby adopt the budget
as conuaincd in Elhibit "A atLached nereto as the
ofilcial budget for the fI)Scal year 2001 2002
2 That copies of this Resolution containing said
budget be spread uponn, d- public records uf Gulf
THIS RE-OLUTIC.rN ADOPTED this the '2.th da oI"
Septeniber. 20-.01 by 4 Commissioners toung lese
arid 0 Commisaiioners 'otinRg -no'.
FIRE DISTRICTS' MILEAGE RATES
Upon motion by Commissioner Tra3lo.,r second by
Commissioner Fo\ and unanimOou (4-01 .oe. the
Board adopted the following resoluuon
RESOLUTION NO 2001-37 ADOPTING MILL13E
LEVY FOR FIRE DISTRICTS
WIHEREAS. the Boara of County Commisiioners of
Gulf County. Flond.a on this date Intends to adopt a
Resoluuon seLung f-nor the budgets for the Depen.
dent Special Fire Ditu-ic- lfor the fiscal .,ear 20--01
WVHEREAS. for the proper funding of :aid r..uagetr. it
is necessary to Ile., an ad lorem lta. upon trMe ta ,-
able property within .Te C-.unty,
NCOW. THEREFORE. BE IT RESC'L'.'ED AS FOL-.
I. Thai the Board of County Commissioners ol
Gulf County. Florida. does hereby adopt tLh follotw-
Ing millage rates for the Dependent Spe.:al Fire Dis-
.5000 for the St Joseph Fire Contrul DItnrt-
.5000 for the Tupelo Fire Control Dismlct.
5000 for the OC.erfsuteet Fire CControl Di-Lu-It.
.5000 for the Howard Creek Fire Conrrol District
2 That copies of this Resoluion be spi-ead upon
tihe public recc-rds of Gulf Courr., Flon'da
THIS RESOLITi-'IN AE-'CPTED thi the S24mr oay of
September. 20031 by 4 Commrnirionters youngg -yes"
arid 0 Cc.mmini loneris aoung no'
RESOLUTION / FIRE DISTRICTS' BUDGETS
Upon moUon b) Commis-ioner McLemore. second
by Commissioner Tralor arid unanimous (40)1 cote.
the Board adopted the folloaming r:.soluuOn
PESOLUTION NO 2001.-3 IO"PTIlfaG BUDGETS
FOR FiRE DISTRICTS
WHEREAS. tLhe Bord of Counrty Commissioners of
Gulf Counrty Florida. after due coniaeration for the
needs of the people of said Counr,'. ham. ascertained
the amount of funds required fICor budEet foar the
2001-2002 fiscal ear" arnd
WHEREAS the Board if County Commissioners has
gihen due nouce as required by law, and has held
Public hearings allowing all citizens a chance to be
heard; .. .-
NOW. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS FOL-
1 The Board of Cc.unry Cocmmis'ioners of Gulf
County. Florida does nere-b, adopt the budgets as
contained in Exhibit "A atLacned h-ereoa a3 the oTil-
caal budgeLts for the Dependent Special Fire Diuncts
for the liscal year 2,iO- i '-:02
2. -That copies of this Resolution containing said
budgets be spread upon the public records of Gulf
THIS RESOLrTICON ADOiPTED this the 24th day of
September. 2' 01. bp 4 Commissioners voting yes"
and 0 Commissioners .:ung "no".
There being no further business and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second by Commissioner
Traylo-, and unanimous (4-0) vote, the meeting did
then adjourn at 5:41 p.m.. E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS. JR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 25. 2001
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
met this date in regular session with the following
members present: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Carmen L. McLemore, Billy E. Tray-
lor. Carl W. Fox, and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
Clerk Leanna Roberts, Chief Administrator Don
Butler. Administrative Assistant Debbe WIbberg.
Admilistrator/Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells. Building Officlal Michael L. Hammond.
Code Enforcement Officer Tony Varona, County
Planner David Richardson. Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Gulf Coun-
ty E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin. Maintenance
SEupenriterideni Mo.1squito Control & Public Works
[-ire.:l.:,r J.:.e Bearden Assistant Road Supennten
dent Louie Flo,.er Solld Waste Director Joe Dan-
f:.ro. T DC -7Coordinator Paula Pickert Veterans
S-en ice Officer S H i P Adminlisrator Bo Williams.
aind ShenriT: C-eparnment Captain Joe Nugent
Captajn Iiugentt called the meeting to order at 6 ,02
Building Official Hammond opened the meeting with
prayer, anC Ch airman Peters led the Pledge of Alle-
giance to ti-- FlIag
CONSENT AG EN EA
l.ipon mou.,n e., Cornmmirs.oner McLemc.-e. second
., Com mni-.imonir Barnes and unanimous tote. lne
Board pr.:.ed Lnu-ie Consent .-genda as follows
1. Minutes Seprember iO. 2101 Budget Publlcr
* Sepe.t.be.- 10. I-.-1 Special Meeting
'epitemtber i. 2001 Regular Meeung
2 Budget Amendrment AII Court Ordered Payment
125. 366 0,01 a. follows
Budget Amendment #11
Conflict Public Defender: Circuit Criminal
Professional Services Cnriginal Budget S 19.000
Increa--e S25 3., Decre .e 0 ,CnAmended Bud.
ge9 44 3r 6,
' 4 "6'00 C-a-:h to r.i- .Carried P.d ES2-.5 201
[nc reare -, 0 0- r'eza e e25 31 6 Aimended bud-
get 23 ii .5
3: Court Order Fi niment to Alt..rne', Timothy J.
r.1:F iarlar.d I':r.:...ell -* ,: .--C.I
* I '.9 .l, l.:, t t- paid Ifro.m Ac.count n67070.-
SF'Pa,.,eni to Actorne ,Alin L Peters IFIsher 00-
0.6-, CF ` 2.'-, 36.4 44 to De paid from Account
B61621-'30S l I
* Pa',ment to Atioriey. Hoot ,Crawford IRa m .lO .-
56.ri.I1,1 -S274 lo t. tbe paid from Account
* P,sriaent to Attocrne, Susan ,ano rrohulenn 01U-
",.' 4-.1'J 9 1', 3 -O be piud irom Ac.count. "6'7070
J I 000
SF'Pa,n er. of 'DI:.:o en Cor IHire B.1.,I -I r .F
I.. .e p id fr,:.om acc.unr 6il011
4 ln.enior, irief Aaminirtraeor Planning &
Building i.lun .- .60-13 .260-25. P2600-2. 5 260.
S'. i'6.'' 3.9 ',-6C.0 40 ".60.44 :.9 60. 45 Transfer
t.:. Fubll.'1. orka "26,0 37i
- Ti f ,c.ll,:oar ITransfer tc Energenr, r Managemernt
p4i).4-i.B 4,ii-.76 ..iun 5.%torj:ge e940-40cC
SIn.oice .-meril:.an Screen & Awning (n15 *
,i-3 .6 2'.1 77 9.2 00. "- SE45i,' 0 .i q9 *
ciL 3l0 I i 1 4 I 124 0, t. -o be pead from
.,':c.:,un .145-'. 34000)1
* Ba.. .edicai Centerl H- R A (tOl li0.00352
. i'- 94 to be paid fro-m ..:count a5l46.3 150,01
Fither Constructlon djal Reno.'ation I(I "
S14' .s j 00* toi De paid 'romi, Acc.:unt S3123.
Panaran Caurt Reporting Senice u08 15-01 "
E 12 00 i0-2.01 S"70.i0 -a'.06.,i "* 6273 26
09 -12* I 0 S14 3 2. 13-01 t 1974 tobe
paid from a ii.:-u Court Reporter in.e itemil
F'role-Ratin Inc 19c99 Road Paeing Project
,: 29 c *" -O .0 "t, -. be .pai l'fr.:,m Account
4 14 4 I -'.I00 )
SP.'eblr.Fa-:ir,. in.: Gull .Co.unr,' Shipbuilding Po ad
1,161940 "S3'j00 i0 e be paid fr:.-m Account
Fre-le- ih in.: induulrial Road SCC'P |61941
S3 I 00) i.j be paid fr-on Acc-unt -4064i.
Frctle,.-J-Rn. inr c Beaches Seter S, :tem in6'i942
'' .'O tO be-' p.id Irca. .-.:-.-:unt "91735.
r.1 .arle.'A Az..-.ciles Beacon Hill Park
Frai.- II B124.- 1 S76C 00 to be paid froin
,^.:cOiueit l 2,4 .' -3 .)
SS ti i p Furcnr.aie a---istance IGarrutt
I I, 61 I 01
Fuiecna..e : .ii=tance i-i:use I 1 C .c'
R,_nrbiiIrauor.n -r-taence ICla,t.:n SIo.O.0, iii
R ehlt ,ilittt i,-n -_-_ill.rince IF'ri ,-- S 16.-000 0 1
RECEIVE BIDS O0001-47 /
CONTRACT METER READING SERVICES
Furunt r.: d. aderueerrem t t-: .-ecei.e ;ealed bids fr-c
n--ier reading _-rtices on a -:onuract baeis the fol-
l,:...in t-id a; received and tailed for ret.lew and
r-e.:..irrnnaaue.n r ., Chief A dmirnilsuator Buller
II Dale Addio-n ,fi cents per nieler read
RECEIVE BIDS a0001-48 / BETA FILM FOOTAGE
"DISCOVER OLD FLORIDA'
Purs.uant to adierticrnmei. to receive _-aeled propos-
Al- fo.r e.a Fili Footaae Di.sco.rr ':Id Florida" for
1 D C trne llovringicompaniles ubmilited proposal
vhicr, were tabled for review anri recornmend.au.n
t., .le Turuirt De.elopment Council
il Ferlgar. Marketing As.ilates
III Fred 1.1 Mys Conmunric Louns Group
1111 *:all A Rosier
P.'I Dillo. .ide ,0 P,.ducuor:n;
'i '.Video C-:mnmunri. auron- Soucheast
PUBLIC HEARING ROADWAY ABANDONMENT /
Furbua:nt to a.Jvertierement to hold a public hearing
tcO c,..r.lder arandonneLnt of an allel.e.ay in Beacon
Hill i'a.rcel ID ,ii357.7-.0OOR & ,037S.-OOiRL. Co.un-
r, At:or-ncm:, cFarlana read the propnoed re;oluuon
u-a. -.:alled for public comment There being no pub-
lic comment Conimls-loner McLemore mouoned to
adopt Lhe lfollou.inie re-soluuon. ol abandonment
Coim nil:.-:io-nre Traior seconded the mouion. and it
paiced 4 1-, i 1,th Cruijrman Peters L, young no-
RESOLUTION NO. 2001-39
WHEREtS. the Board of Counnt Commissioners of
.Gulf Count, Florid ha- h-reriofore acquired the
belo t.-d.:cric.ed allea 'road% a., for use and
impr.,.emnrt as puDlic reoad and
V.'HiREAS. the Board of County Commisaioners of
Gull C.:.unty Florida has determined that the inter-
est atof the counr, and the public in said
alle.v ., road-.a., should ibe abandoned and closed.
NO. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the por-
u.:,n of r.adaa. in 3Se.r, 30 Township 6 Soutn.
F.rne II I We-i tf the f:.ll.:. .-tngdecribed property is
closed and tihe intercsi of the pUDic thierein aban-
,Atlle-,, Rc-ad.a. I.oc:.ated in Secuon 30. Tounihip
6 South R.anrge II We'et Block 5 oeireen Parcel ID
.035 7"O-,,:OR and .037i. ..O-R ILO'3 2 and 7.1. per
tne :All'i.:til Records in uilf Counr, Florida
TI-,: Counr, Pfroperr., Apprai/er is hereb, directed to
place upon the IeA roll- of Ithe Countr, u-at portion oi
U-e al.,-.a', lic atedl --ettee,- Parcel IED ,03577 OOOR
.ri,.j -3. "..OR I.c-ated in Bil:.ck i. of Secuon 30
Township 6 South, Farnge i .esli Gulf C:urn).
aouce of adopui.n of t is Re'o.luuton shall be pub.
i/ne,3 ,:.--icc in a new paper for circulauonr in Gulf
Counr, Fl--ridl arnd the proof of publlcauon of u-me
noli.:e c-i public hearing this ret-lutUon as adopted
and ine n,:-tice of aaoputo.n ol such i re:oluuon shall be
(End) '- -
PUBLIC HEARING C.D.B.G. PROJECT
(BEACON HILL) -
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing
to consider application for an Economic Develop-
ment C.D.B.G. Project, Apalachee Regional Planning
Council Representative Rick McCrow, appeared
before trne Board to discuss the Citizens Adtltory
Task Force Meeting and to recommend that the
Board apply for an Economic Development Block
Grant and -that the grant be used for central water,
sewer and road paving for Geri-Care Wellness Center
located An Beacon Hill. He stated that the C.D.B.G.
amount Is $600,000.00 and the Beacon Hill Project
Is estimated at $830.000.00 (Gerl-Care will fund the
balance). He reported that the second public hearing
is scheduled for October 9th. He stated that an inter-
'local agreement will need to be adopted between the
City of Mexico Beach and Gulf County, and all road-
ways and right-of-ways that Involve this project will
need to be deeded to the County. He requested a
4rant preparauon lee from the Board, in the amount
".1 4 ',. 00 thal 0ould be paid through this grant.
-.:.mi--uoner Traylor motioned to approve the
C.D.B a.ppli.-auon. that it be used for the Geri-
Care Proiect and that A R P.: receive the prepara-
tion fee ($4.000.00 if the grant is funded). Commis-,
stoner Fox seconded the motion, and it passed unan-
PUBLIC HEARING FAIR HOUSING ORDINANCE
Puruanti to. a)terusement to hold a public hearing
to c.:n-i.Jer adoption of a Fair Housing Ordinance.
County .ttornr,. M'.lFarland read the proposed ordi.
nance b,' title and called for public comment There
being nco public comment. CommilsionerI McLemore
mouIone. to adopt the fol. :.1nIr title ordinance
Commissioner Fox seconded Ine motiUon and it
ORDINANCE NO. 2001-10
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COLIN'P FLORIDA
CREATING A CHAPTER OF THE GULF COUNT'
CODE TO BE ErTTLED FAIR HOUSING CODE.
PROVIDING FOR A DECLARATIC-N OF COLiNTS
POLICY TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION IN HOUS-
ING ON THE BASIS OF RACE. COLOR. ANCESTRY.
NATIONAL ORIGIN. RELIGION SEX. MARITAL STA.-
TUS. FAMILIAL STATUS. HANDICAP OR AGE. FRO-
.IDING DEFINmONS. DESIGNATING AS ULNLAW-
FUL CERTAIN DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRAC.
TiCES IN THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING. AS
WELL AS IN ADVERTISING IN CONNECTION
THERETi-H. IN THE FINANCING OF HOUSING
AND IN BROKERAGE SERVICES RELATED PO)
EXCEPTIONS. PROVIDING FOR AN ADMINISTRA.
TOR TO BE DESIGNATED BY GULF COUNT- AND
PRESCRIBING THE GENERAL POWERS AiND
DUTIES COF SUCH ADMINISTRATOR. PRESCRIBING
ACTION UPON s DETERMINATION OF PROBABLE
CAUSE. .-AND AUTHORIZING THE PRO.:MULGATION
OF FORMS AND REGULATIONS MAKING PRO"VI
SIONS FOR THE FILING OF COMPLAINTS AND
RESPONSES THERETO. AND THE PROCESSING
THEREFORE B1 THE ADMINlSTRATOR. PRODID.
ING FOR ADDITIONAL REMEDIES. PROIDiNG
FOR PROHIBITING ULiNTRTLrHFUL COMPLAINTS OR
FALSE TESTIMONY. PROVIDING FOR FENALTIES
FOR VIOL-TIONi OF SUCH CODE: PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILIT'. -.4EN PROVIDING A-N EFFEClTVE
(Complete Ordinance on file with ClerkI
PUBLIC HEARING LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT
Lipon discussion by County Attorney MlcFarland
Commissioner Traylor mouoned to hold a public
heanng scheduled for October 9th at 5 30 p m.
E DT with a CiUzens \dcisory TasK Force regard-
Ing a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant applica-
uon for the Sheriff and to appoint the following
members ta o ene on thisTask Force Commi-5ioner
MlcLemore seconded the moon. and it pa-ed unanr.
Captain Joe NulenK Brian Hill Judge Fred Witten
Re,.erend Tim Bailey Tim Wilder
County Attorne- McFarland submitted the proof of
publictauon and the legal descnption of the necw Gull
County district lines. He requested that the Clerk .z
,'filce include the legal descnptlon in the minutes ai
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT NO. 1:
Beginning at the intersection of the center lines of
Staie Road No. 71 and Jehu Road in the City .of
Weahilchk3 for the Point of Beginning. u-nence run
Northeasterly and Northerly along the center line of
said Jehu Road to the point of termination of said
Jeha Road: thence eitend lait line dea-nrbed North
to the thread of the channel of the We;t Arm of DeC
Lakes. thence iollowming me thread of the channel 01
the West ArT of the Dead Lakele In an Easterly direc-
uon to a point of interEection %1th the N-ortn bound-
ar% line of Section 1i, T45. R9W. thence run East
along tne North boundary line of Secuons I1 I 7 I..
arena 15 of T4S RvW to a p.:.int of intersecuon with
the thread of the .-pelachicola Rater thence run
Southern following the thread of the palachicola
F.jPer to a point of irater.secuion Al&, the SOULch
bounoiar. line of Section 14. T7S. R6W. .thece rur.
v.'est along the South bourndir) line of Secu.mns 14.
15 16 17 and 13ofT'TS R6%. and Secuoris 13. 14.
15. I i7. and sI'ofT7S. R9Wt and Secuon 13 T7S
RI.\\'W to the Southwest corner of Secuc.n 13 75T
RIO\V thence run North along the West boundary-
line .:.lSecuon- 13 12 and I ofTTS RI0W and Se.-
Lions 36. 25. 24 13. 12 and 1 of T6S RihAW and
Secuons 36.325.24. 13. 12. and i ol T5S RiIO io
a point o i Lniersecuan tith the center line of Count)
Road No 3h6 thence run Easterl) al.ng the center
line of :aid Counrt Road No 386 to the point of
inter.ecuon i1Lh the center line of State Poad No
71. thence run North following the center llne of .:ai
State Road No 71 to u-e POIrNT OF BEGINNING
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT NO 2:
Beginning at the Intersecuor. of the center line, of
State Road No 71 and Jehu Road In the City of
Wewahitehk Ifor tLe Poinl of Beginning thence run
Piorihea.terly arid Northeri along thie center ilne of
said Jehu Road to the point of terminaLlon of said
,Jehu Road thence extend lait line described North
to the thread of e e channel of the West Arm of Dead
Lakesi thence following the thread of the channel of
the West Arm of the Dead Lakes in an Easterly direc-
uon to a point of intersection with the North bound.
ar, line of Secuon 18 T4S. R9W. thence run East
along 1he South boundary line of Sections 7 8. 9.
and 10 of T4S. R'V to a point of Intersection wLth
the thread of the Apalachicola Rajer thence run
Northerly following the thread of the Apalachicola
Rieer to the point of Intersection with the Gulf-Cal-
houn County line: thence run West following said
Count' line to a p.:,int of intersection tith the Bay
County line. the same being the Northueet corner of
Section 30. T3S. RI IW thence run South following
the Gulf-Bay County line to the .Southwe.;t corner of
Section 7. T6S. RI iW. thence run East along the
South boundary line of Sections 7 8. 9. 10. II and
12 ofT6S RI IWand Sections 7.8.9. 10. and II of
T6S. RIOW to the Southeast corner of Section I 1.
TCS. R 10W. thence run North along the E 1st bound-
ary line of Sec:on1 1. arid 2 of T-S. RIOW and See-
Elons 35 26 23. 14. II1. and 2 of 15S. RIOW to.a
point of Intersection with the center line of County
Road No 386. thence run Easterly along the center
line of said County Road No 336 to the point of
intersection with the center line of Stale Road No
71. thence run North following the center line of said
State Rc.ad lo 7 1to the POINT OF BEGINNiNG
COUNT'i CO.MIISSiONER DISTRICT NO 3
Beginning at a point of the Gulf Bay County line
.ald point being the NortLhtest corner of Section 18
Ti6S RI 1%% lor the Point of Beginning thence run
East along the North boundary line of Sections 18.
17, 16, 15. 14. and 13. T6S RIIW and SecUons 1.
17, 16, 15. and 14 of T6S. RIOW to the Northeast
A Public Hearing regarding current contract negoti-
ations with the Gulf County School Board and Gulf
County Classroom Teachers Association will be held
on Monday, November 19th, beginning at 6:00 p.m., ET,
at the Gulf County School Board office.
ltc, November 15, 2001
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday, November
20, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Rqom at the
Robert M. Moore Administration Building to discuss and possibly act upon the following:
1. Approve Minutes October 16, 2001
2. Variance William R. Adtley Side Setback Parcel ID #3806-795R
3. Small Scale Land Use Change Carr and Johnson Parcel ID #3499-001R Agricultural to
4. Preliminary Plat Approval Carr and Johnson Parcel ID #3499-001R
5. Preliminary Plat Approval Will and Glenda McLemore Parcel ID #3191-120R
6. Comprehensive Plan text and map revisions submittal review
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meet-
ing can be obtained from the Planning 'Building Department at 850-229-8944. ltc, November 15, 2001
corner of Section 14. T6S. R10W; thence run South
along the East boundary line of Sections 14. 23, 26,
and 35 ofT6S. R10W and Sections 2, 11. 14. and 23
of T7S, RIOW to the Southeast comer of Section 23.
T7S, RO1W; thence run West along the South bound-
ary line of Sections 23, 22. 21, 20. and 19 of T7S,
RIOW and Section 24, T7S. R1 1W to a point where
the center line of the Gulf County Canal intersects
the South line of Section 24, T7S. Ri 1W; thence run
Southwesterly following the center line of said Gulf
County Canal to the point of intersection with the
Easterly shore line of St. Joseph Bay; thence run
Northerly following the Easterly shore line of St.'
Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to a point of
intersection with the Gulf-Bay County line: thence
run North along the Gulf-Bay County line to the
Northwest corner of Section 18. T8S, R1i1W. the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT NO.4:
Beginning at the point where the center line of the
Gulf County Canal intersects with the Easterly shore
line of St. Joseph Bay for the Point of Beginning;
thence run Southerl following the Easterly shore
line ol sold St Joseph Ba ito .poinm of intersection
with the South boundran line of the Clrs of Port St.
Joe; thence run Easterly and Northerly following the
South boundary line of the City of Port St. Joe to the
point of intersection with the center line of Long
Avenue in the City of Port St. Joe; thence run
Nonrherl,' along the center line of said Long Atenue
to the point o0 interfcuon -ith the center line of
Allen Memorial Wa3\% in the Cin of Port St .Ice e
thence run Westeril along 'h1 center line of said
Allen Menorial WVay to the point of Inter secdin ItLh
the center line of Monument Alenue in the City ..I
Pon St Joe thence run Northerl. along the center
line of said Monument .%,enue to the point ol Inter-
secuon wiLh the center line of Tenth Sr.reet irn the
Cir ofi Port St Joe. thence run Easterle along the
center line of said Tenth Streel to the West boundary)
line of Secuon 6 TSS. RIOW thence run South
along the West boundian line oi Secuon '3. T8S.
RIOW to the Sou-thAest corner ci Sec.uon 6 T8S.
RIOW: thence run East along the South .bounrdan
line ofSecuonsn 5 4.3.2. anr I ofT8S RIlOW and
Section 6. T6S. R9' to a point of inrerceieion with
the \Ve.terl% shore line of Lake Wlmico Lenence run
Scutherl) following the Southerly and Westerly shore
line of Lake Wimico to a point on the Gulf-Franklin
County line. thence run Eamterl% and Northerf, fol-
lowing the Gulf-Franklin County line tw.hich J Lthe
center line of the Jackson Rater and the center line
of the Apalachicola Ri.er) to the point of inie.rsecuon
with the North boundary line of Section 23 T7S '
RBW. thence run We t along the North b.:undary line
of Secuons 23. 23 21.20. and 19 ofT75TS RSW and
Secuon- 24.23 '22.21 20) arnd 19 ofTi S R9W end
Secuon 24. T7S RSlOW to, the Nornh-est corner of
SecuLon 24 T7 S. RiCW- thence urn SouLn along the
West Boundary line c.f Secuon 24 T7S RO1lA to the
SouthAest corner of Secuton 4 T7S Rl0'W. thence
run 'est along the North Ic.undar% line of Secuo-ns
'-6 27 2d. 29. and 3) T75 RIOW arnd Secuor, 25
TTS. RI IW to the point of intersecu..n with Lne cen
ter line of the Gulf County Canal. thence run South
%e&at foiloting the center line of the a d Gulf Coun
ty Canal to the POINT OF BEGiNNIN'
COUNTY C.CMMISSIC.NER DISTPJRCT NC' 5
Beginning at the point of intersection of the center
line of Terth Sreet in the Cir of Pnrt St Joe ind the
center line of Monument A'.enue in the City of Port
St Joe for the Point of Beginning Lhence run
Southerly along the center line of rMonument A. enue
t, the point of Inter-ecticn eid- the center line of
.Mlenr Mem:ial W\a% t In tne Cir ol Port St Joe
thence run Easteriy along the center line of s-id
Allen Memlrcnal 'Was to ute center line of Long Aenue
in the Cir, of Portn St Jce hence run SOutherl.
along the center line of said Lone A'.enue to a point
of mintersecuon lth the South t.u:,dndar line cf the
City of F.rt St Joe therce run eterl', arnd
Southerlh foluino.ing nee Dcundea,- line f.-r the Cnl) of
Port St Joe to tre inersectlon of the South Bound.
(See Minutes on Page 9A)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH.
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF -
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
File Number: 01-68
IN RE- THE EST.TE OF
GERALDINE tILLAlMS '
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
ESummar) Aominim raLion]
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR .!
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereb) noufieod d.a an Order of.
Summary Administrau'on has Deer. entered in the
estate of GERALDINE \I;LLLAI.15. de.:ea _eo. File
Number ,01-'P6CP ny the Circ:uiti Coun for Gulf
Count). Florida Probtie Di-.non the address of
ehich is Office of the Clerl. of Circuit Court. Gulf
Counrti Courhouse 1000 Cecil G Co=un Sr Blvd
Port St Joe. Florida 32456. that the total cad.h alue
of the estate .uuDJect to prouate i- less than 325 000
and thatL t has neen assigned to ERNEST
WILLIAMS The name and address of petit.irer and
his attorney are set forth belo"
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All creduors of the decedent and other per.
sons hating claims or demands against decedents
estate on whom a copy of this noUce is seneed Mith-
In three months after the date o Lthe first publicaUtion
of this nouce must file their clalmi winh this Court
WnITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PULIBLICATION Co THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAIS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claim; or demands against the estate of
the decedent must file their claims itLh this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE. OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. .
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS :O10T SO.
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. ,
I The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is 11715/01.
Is/THOMAS S GIBSON
RIsh. Gibson & Scholz, P.A.
206 E 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Fl 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ ERNEST WILLIAMS
P. 0. Box 1276
Wewahltchka, FL 32465
2tc, November 15 and 22., 2001.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001 PAGE 9A
C La noreetAciiie-
FAILURE To APPEAR
Troy L. Segree, 27, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
November 6th by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officer James
Stephens on an active warrant for
failure to appear in court failure
to pay child support.
; While Officer Stephens was
investigating a traffic infraction,
Honest, Dependable Service
) 19+ years experience
'State Certified Since 1985
S R"" "
he learned that Segree (a passen-
ger) was wanted by Franklin
County. and took him into cus-
Antwione D. Allen, 25, of
Nashville, Tennessee, was arrest-
ed November 10th for possession
of cannabis (less that 20 grams)
by Officer James Norris who initi-
ated a traffic stop for excessive
speed (65 in a 45 m.p.h. zone).
A clear plastic bag containing
what appeared to be cannabis
was observed in plain view bv
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd Streel
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405-
Officer Russell Burch, who
brought this to Norris' attention,
He was arrested and transported
to the Gulf County Jail to await
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The department has several bicy-
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turned in. Please stop by the
police station, give a description
of it and look through the bicycles
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Mexico Beach Department of
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answered 44 calls for service,
investigated one burglary, and ho,
assaults or thefts: Officers inves-
tigated one traffic crash involving
no injuries with a combined prop-
erty damage of $100; issued 10
traffic warnings and 14 traffic
*November 5th, Ptlm. Bret
Littlefield initiated a traffic stop
for failure to dim headlights.
Further investigation revealed a
42-vear-old white male to be
under the influence of an alco-
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Tuesday, October 30th-Eric
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possession of marijuana: Gary
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of Wewahitchka, violation of pro-
bation (re: sale of controlled sub-
stance): James Vespa, 45, W/M,
of Port St. Joe. disorderly conduct -
and battery; and Allen Bronson,
21, W/M, of Wewahitchka, lewd
and lascivious. '
Thursday, November ljt--
Mary Ramsey, 53, B/F, of Port St.
Joe, two counts of sale of crack
and sale of marijuana.
Friday, November 9th-
Sharron Cook, 27, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, grand theft;
Katrina Melvin, 19, W/F, of
Wewahitchka possession of alco-
hol under 21; David Lassiter, 19,
W/M, of Wewahitchka. p'osses-
ary Line of the City of Port St. Joe .na t me E asteril
shore line of .the St. Joseph Ba.,' Thence run
Southerly, Westerly and Icn.rthern, '.:.lloing the
meanders of the shore llne cof St Josepnr Ba:, to'a
r.-i.mt oan the Jn-.-rLher-, m.:.t p-int I 'he St Joseph
:nrinsaul iir,:luding all land ma.s;,, ; within the St
.io ph Bl., I 'herc..: run in a S utlherl,' dihec,,n, fc.l-
Io'-minr the r_-re line ,:-i rhe -ulf ,-i klIe co, ann ihe
Si ._--ph Fh'erin tinula [. ine extreme Soutneril motn-
pCin :--.f Cpe ar, Bla there run r ,i-,therl, and
Easter- l.,,l.,l1-or inc thc rcc- i ce ofi tie Cull -:.l .ley .
co L i-' re pi A l ir teraecii-n ,'ith rhe GaulfFranklin
C--:urtn', line thernce N-rtliei-rl\ along me Gulf '
r rn in C-n o t.,' line t, tre point of inter-ecLIonr wlth
:.h. t.-uLher,, ard We elrl., hc.re line of Like W T'Ii
o tnrence runr, '.veterl, and raorlhi'.eter]y l-foii lr
-.rn outrerl, :nd '.e sterl., ,ore line of Lahe '.'imi
co to ihe p..:-in of iner_-ecl-:,in ith irne -orth bound-
'r, line o f ie:u.:.n 7 T"- Fi-\ eLnence run 'e'-t
along rie laorth bounclar, uire o1 Secu.on 7 T
F,'.'. oand Section. 12 11) 9 6. arnd 7 TlS
.A lo the NotLhe, l ,:,rr,er of Secuon 7. TS5
: I'7'A' l-ithence run Nonri along the East ,oundar,'
rine OIf Secuon I ToS RI I.'' to tre p.:irnt of Innersec-
iorn of the center line of TenLr, Street in Lh-e CIr, of
,o: -: 5Joe tlher,,e run We,ter-l aic.ng the ,:enter
line o0 said Tenth Street to the PO'INrT ,F EiEGIN
PLANNING BUILDING DEPARTtIErNT
SBuilding Official Hammc-nd reported the Plan.
ning Buildlng Dparriment had an iriiease in, re'.-
enue 'o.f appromimael., 24'., Lhis ear He thanked the
Board for appro.1ng their ne' office hour-s
:O D BG GERJ.,-'RE PR,.'OEC'T
Upon inqur,, ib l cief Administraror Buder. Rick
McCro.i 'taied Lhal the Planning Council w111 con-
'"irm a date iath Lre ,idmiriLUra~lIon 'lfice on the-
-:ondr public hearing regarding the C D B.G Gerl-
AVRD BID af'O0lI 42 COIiNTri POLICIES
Upon recommendau,:,n b, Chief AdminlisLrator Bur-':
ler the Board awarded the 'Lanoui county insurance
police. a ,: follonas
I] workmen.s Compensa on RJk rManagement
AsoclaIeS (onl, c.idi e61 475 Mlouonr, bs Cor,.
mls sioner Traicr -_econd b%: Commissioner
McLemT,-re andl unciimOc-u ole
[l Building and Cc-ntenL *- R1k Marnagemert As-o-
,:ltes Ilo. bldl .30 131 0 15ti .u0" 'L00 deductible)
M.1ouCon r, Commis.i-or.er Tira.,lor se-.'nd by, Comr-
m:i.sior, er Fox a-d unranlmou- .ole
liM Comprehen-i.e General Liabilit, Rik lManage-
ment A.:.-:late.- ,:,nl blidil 32' l ,A i'.', Mouoir, D,
CommirrliIoin Trilc r secondd b', bC.OmiOFi-sionrer
Baine arnd unar.imoua %ole
P."l Aut-omobile PJk lManagemenrt A.hsociares bestr.
bidl 1.7i 0 C..' '' Mic-Uon b' C omn-missioner Tra, lor
second b Comml;,ioner Fox and unhiTimous .-le
', Mobile Insurance Risk Management As.ociates
(included in Building and Content.; Polic,j
S',-i t,.rbuwiarce Dnters arid Attendaunts !ralpracuce
Rislh Managemernt -La:c-ciales included In Compre.
hen-:i.e General Liabilir,' P-hicviI,
'I1l| Pudlic 'official_ Errors anrid missions RJik
Manage ernt A.s-.:-cia':r. Ibe't bidi Si.7 7563 0'
Mouon b', LComrrmi oner Tra)lor e.::,nd by Com.r
mi si owner Fox and unarnousiTlr o te
-1lil FPublic Emplo>ees Honezr, Bond State Farmn
Insurance only bidl SI 13-)'0 .Mir.r, t., Commis.
_loner Tra'j Il-:r second b- C.'omrrnlEsioner Barne_. ornd
I.\' 11 .ne,' arid 5cunue: Bond Ta.\ Cc.llector -
Florida Le ouea a 1 CILIue-- iF.ene,. e-,uotel 124 ,1',
Mo.,On'_b' ',ommnii-ioner'Tr-T-a.,-r second b, Com-
it b.R ier .f4-Lerire oaud unanrlmoui ,ote
X1 PuLib E'mplosee5 Horneer, Bondr Clerk of theCir.
.:unt court .ate Farm insurance lonl,, id) -l
.'Z- YtL'O r.louor, b., Commi-_i'oner McLemore sec-
ond tb, C'ommisioner Tray'lor and unanimous ,alte
'-i Mone., anra Scurlue- Bonad Cleri of the Circuit
Count Floria League of Citic.I IeneJal Juo-tIel -
I394 0f, Motion b.,: -:-,Tmi_;i-l-ner McLemore sec-
-,nd b., C-,-nn-mi -ior-nr Barne_-, and unanimT'oui o le
ali Water 5-, sem Bond State Farm Insurance (onI.,
bidil S3i4 '00 Motion b,' Commi-.ioner McLemore
eecrc-nd b'% Cormml.ioner Foa arnd unanrmous ote
.HIll EBuilding LDeparuTent Bond State FarmM Inur-
anrce Ilonly biol S, 00 Mou,:,n by Commnissioner
Barnes' ec,:ona t. :omrrmissioner McLemore. an.d
ROAD RIGHT-OFAVWAY RUTHERFORD ROAD
IE.D T F GR'RATI
Upon reco,-mmendaLlor. by ChiefL .iminisLraic.r But.
ler Commisioner TraIor motioned to approc a
netw legal dec:rlppLlcn for Ruaherford Road lixth
_ane conclUonsi from Coi ln Deselopment Corpora-
tion Corimmissloner Barnes seconded the motion
and It pa.-ed uria-rlous1\
UIN1 C CO.MEITRAC.
Acmini--atrIor Wells reported that the Union ha.
approved Lhe contract and Impa.Ie laiues Upon
recommendiauon b5 AdninlsLrator Wells. Commis-
sioner McLermore motioned for final approval :f Lr, he
Union c.nLract. Commissioner TraIc-r seconded Lthe
mouion arnd It pa;sea unarimousi.,
' COMMOr--i'T COTR-.ACT
LUpon recommendation b', Commodlty Program
Director \seli: Commlsioner Trailor mouoned to
approve the Commodity Contract Increase to
6001 00. ard to allo Comrmoilti Program Direc-
tor Wells to sign thli conLract on behalf of the Board
Commissioner McLemore seconded the mouion and
It passed unanlmouC.l C
EDWARD B\RilE ID AR E I GRANT SHERIFF
Upon re:ornmmendauon by Captala Nugent. Commis-
sioner Trnalor motion lto accept the Edward Byrne
(D A R.E j Grant for tne SneriuTa Departmnent Corm
missioner McLemore seconded the moalon and It
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT
Upon recommendation by Captain Nugent, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to approve close-out of the
2001 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant, Commis-
sIoner McLemore seconded the'motionahd'it passed
RECYCLING GRANT PART 2 ,
Upon recommendation by Solid\Waste Director Dan-
ford,. CommIssioner Traylor motioned to approve
sion of alcohol under 21; and
James Ward,. 20, W/M, of
Wewah itchka. possession of alco-
hol under 21.
Saturday, November 10th-
David Broxson, 58, W/M, of
Parker, criminal mischief: Colmer
Douglas, 37, W/M, of Bradenton,
child support; and Lewis Taylor,
28, W/M, of Dothan, Alabama,
from Page 8A
Part 2 5I the iec:. clng Grarnt commissioner
I.lcLem.-.re se:.cndee the mnoun ard I pas-ed, unar.
LANDFILL SPOTTER WETAPPO RECYCLING CEN-
Upon recommendation by 'Solid Wasiter Director
Danford, Coirri hi.-rer Barre mc, 'ned to adver-
tise for a full time landfill ,porter (t.:. replace Patrick
Carpenter who ha- been ransferred ro the lMainte
n Ir,- '. eeparinerE on iu I full .Ue ba3I: for o'.eLuppc.
Rtc',.:ling Center 5i.AIJy to be paid irc.a, erant
jurdEl Commii-ioner Fox seconded me m,,uL.r.n and
it pased unar imou.sli
AIRPLANE MOSQUITO/DOG FLY SPRAYING
NM.:,:qUO O Control DireD:or Bearfen reported that nme
airplane ,.ill spra., for mos.qutcoesdog tlie_ inr the
areas iNorth Gulf County on Thursda' arnd Fnday.
and SOULm Gull Counr on Saturday. Sunda- and
.l,:.ndil Upon inquiry b% Commissioner McLemore.
lM-,...uito Cor.rol Director Bearden also reported
that mn the eekda s the airplane %ill *pray in the
evening and on the Aeekend it will oproa morning
ana ecernrn ana he ale-3 reported that the beekeep
er- hiae been contacted regarding the spra.mng
VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICER TRAINING
'eLerans Serice Olfi-cer W'lllianms reported that he
tall be out of tie ,office rnem eelt (Ociober 1-5. 2000ii
atienaing the fail kelerans Ser1ice Officer training in
T. H. STONE MEMORIAL STATE PARK
T DC. Coordinator Picken discussed the public
hearing held regarding theT H. Stone MemonalJ SL.
Josephl State Park Upon recommendauon byT D C.
Coordinator F'cken Commissiloner Barres mouoned
to keep the St Joseph State Park Comminee acute.
*Comrrmisioner Fo% seconded the mouon. and It
passed unanimously, Upon Inquir/ by. Chairman
Peters T D C Coordinator Pickeit reported that the
committee Will meet as the need arise
SMALL SCALE LAND USE CHANGE
(STONE MILL CREEK)
SUpon recommenOauon by County Planner Richard-
son Cmmrissioner Fot mouo,ned to advertise to
hold a public hearing to conlder adopuon of anr
ordinance regarding a small cale land use change
lor Doz:-e Roberaon (Stone Mill Creei) Commissioner
.1: Lemore seconded the mouc.on and it passed unan-
LAND USE MAP
Count, F, Planner Rcharo-aon reported that the
P R l- m;akjn ltext ch an_-s and changes to ithe
lapo u;e map and ine re.ioi.on ill be aubmlrted to
ire Bc.fa] I'or approval
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM
Commiol.:.ner- F-A\ handedd Cla', Smallnc-d 0of St
Joe Cc-mrr-pa.. for their help in funding a rneo v'aier
pumping s -=em in Highland .iew
SPECIAL MEETING (09/24/01)
Commi.i.loner Traylor apologized to AamlniiLra-
tlr.Ernergenin Marnagement Director \tells regard-
ing ai:cus ion aiout himr at the special meeung on
AIRPLANE MOSQUITO/DOG FLY SPRAYING
Manl,.T, Blacckell appeared beif~re the Board to
inquire about the aeri-lal moquito.dog fl. spra.ing
Chairman Peters requested thal Mosquito Control
Director Be harder, check ic. see if the public needs to
;La. indoor for a period of ume during and after the
Sr. JOE COMPANY AGREEMENT HIGHLAND
VIEW WATER SYSTEM
LUpo,. Inquir.i b., .lanlrn Black. nell Cou1rqf Attorney
r.lcfarian- rep.orted- that he ras not reviesyd the St
Joe ComparI s agreement regarding the Highland
'ilea% ater Syiemli at hisl. ume
Upon inquire o, Manl n Blacklell Chairman Peters
stated that the ProperT, Appraiser s Office assesses
properci taue upon inquiry by Mrs. Blacksell
Cnrairman Peters reported that the public can File
peLu,:u.rK to cor,ie.t proper, as'ses.ments sAlh the
'.'alue .adju-tment Boara (Propery Appraiser has
peuuon-) Mrs Blackelh discussed St. Joe Comipa-
rni proper, arnd the need it increase their proper.
IV '.alue on land for sle Upon inquiry, by Mrs
Blackwell. Cla., Smralluc-od. of St Joe Compan-,. dis-
cussed the 'green belt property owned by St Joe
GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT / 2001-
Joy Johnson oi I-,e Gulf Counrn Healui Department.
appeared before the Board io request approval of the
arrual core contract Commissioner Trailor
mouoned io approve and e.secute the Gulf Counry
Health Department annual core conracL. Comnmis-
lioner McLemrore seconded tre motion. ana nit passed
2001-2002 BUDGET / GULF COUNTY HEALTH
Jo- Johnson. ofithe Gulf Count% Healin Department.
appeared before the Board to discuss their 2001.
20C02 budget request. and she reported that they
plan to mote into their new facility oy No ember Ist
EXTENSION SERVICE .
Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter appeared before the
-Board to thank the 7 D C f'or the grant to build the
'A4-H concession stand and announcement booth.
and he thanked the Board for their assistance He
reported that a %est Nile kirus Immuntzauon Clinic
for horses will be held on Saturday. September 29Lh
at 2:00 p.m. at the T.L. James Park in Wewahltchka
and on Sunday, September 30th In Jones Home-
stead limmunmzatrlon are S20 00 per horse
VARIANCE (FEE EXEMPTION) DAVID TAUNTON
Commissioner McLemore motioned to exempt the
variance fee of$150.00 for Taunton Children's Home
(being a non-profit origination) to build a fourth chil-
dren's home on their property. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and It passed unanimous-
There being no further business and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did then adjourn
at 7:00 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS. JR. CHAIRMAN
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
Gators Advance in State Playoffs
The second ranked Wewa-
hitchka Gators overcame three
first half interceptions by
quarterback Brandon Jones to
defeat Vernon 41-14 in Friday
night's regional quarter-finals.
Jones bounced back to complete
12 of his 23 pass attempts for 278
yards and threw four touchdown
The Gators improved to 11-0
overall on the season, while
Vernon ended its season with a 6-
5 record. Wewahitchka will host
the Jay Royals (9-2), who defeated,
R. F. Munroe 46-13, this Friday
night at 7:30 for the region semi-
finals. The Gators defeated Jay 7-
0 in their first game of the season.
The winner of this week's game
will face the, winner of the
Baker/North Florida Christian
game next week in the region
"I thought Derrick Williams,
Myron Vann and Allen Easter
played a very good football game
again," said head coach Grant
Grantham. "Derrick made some
great catches to pull us out of
some holes, sometimes while he
was double covered. The turning
point of the game was the 62 yard
punt by Brandon. That was one of
our concerns- Vernon normally
scored about 14 points a game on
special teams, and we were able
to hold them to none."
The Vernon defense forced
the Gators to punt on their
opening possession. However, the
football bounced off a Yellow
Jacket player, and Chris Gainer
recovered the ball on Vernon's 17
yard line to'set up Wewahitchka's
first score of the night.
Two plays later, quarterback.
Brandon Jones faked a toss
sweep, and found Derrick
Williams on a back side fade for a
17 yard touchdown. Matt
Kramer's extra point attempt
missed wide left as the Gators
took a 6-0 lead with 9:46 left in
the first quarter.
Later in the quarter. Vernon
safety Clint Peace picked off a
deflected pass from Jones, and
returned it 43 yards for a
touchdown. The Yellow Jackets
added the point after touchdown,
to take a 7-6 lead with 2:15
remaining in the first quarter.
This was the. first time
Wewahitchka had trailed in a
game all season.
Wewahitchka. wasn't behind
for long though. On their ensuing
possession, the Gators marched
80 yards in four plays on a Jones
Ryan Baker (11), Myron Vann (22), Allen Easter (71), and Christ Nelson (55) combine for a tack-
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to Williams series. Jones
completed passes for seven and
41 yards to Derrick Williams,
before the two teamed up to cap
off the drive with a 31 yard
touchdown down the right side
line. The Gators' two-point
conversion attempt was
unsuccessful, as they took a 12-7
lead with :49 seconds remaining
in the first quarter of play.
Vernon threatened twice in
.the second quarter driving to the
Gators' 27 yard line, and the ,14
yard line. The Wewahitchka
defense stepped up on both
occasions forcing the' Yellow
Jackets to fumble.
After a Vernon punt late in
the third quarter, the Gators took
over on the Yellow Jackets' 49
yard line. On the first play from
scrimmage, Jones connected with
Myron Vann on a back side
slant- Vann broke free from a
Vernon defender and raced 51
yards for a touchdown. The
Gators added the two-point
conversion with a three yard pass
from Jones to Derrick W\illams,
taking a 20-7 lead with 3:50 left
in the third quarter.
The Gators struck quick
again on their next possession.
On the third play of the drive.
Wewahltchka capped off an 85
yard drive when Jones connected
with Vann on a post for a 71 yard
touchdown to extend its lead to
26-7 with :42.6 second left in the
third quarter. Shelton Le\wis had
an 11 yard run on the first play of
Early in the fourth quarter
Jones set up the Gators' fifth
touchdown when he intercepted a
Peace pass and returned it 14
yards to the Vernon 41 yard line.
Eight plays later. Ryari Baker
plunged in from two yards out to
cap off the drive. Vann had a 24
yard run during the drive that left
the Gators with a first and goal
from the five yard line. The
Gators two-point conversion pass
from Jones to Baker was
successful, extending their lead to
34-7 with 10:06 left in the game.
On the second play of the
Yellow Jackets ensuing series.
Peace connected with MonLrez Lee
for a 71 yard touchdown,
(See Playoffs on Page 11A)
Derrick Williams (19) pulls down Mqntrez Lee in the backfield
for a loss.
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narrowing the Gators' lead to 34-
14 with 9:09 remaining in the
Vann set up Wewahitchka's
final touchdown of the night with
a 56 yard punt return to the
Vernon 24 yard line. On fourth
and eight, Jones connected with
Williams on a fade for a 20 yard
gain to the two yard line. Harold
Williams then capped off the drive
with a two yard touchdown run,
and Kramer added the extra point
to give the Gators a 41-14 lead
(From Page 10A)
with 3:23 left in the game.
Myron Vann led the Gators
with 306 all purpose yards. Vann
had three catches for 191 with
two touchdowns, picked up 26
yards on six carries, and had 89
yards in punt returns. Derrick
Williams had seven catches for
127 yards with two touchdowns.
Shelton Lewis led the Gators'
ground game with 33 yards on six
carries. Harold Williams picked
up 28 yards on 11 carries and
scored one touchdown.
Chris Nelson led the defensive
unit with 13 solo tackles. Allen
Easter followed with 10 tackles,
Myron Vann had nine, and Ryan
Baker added -seven. Aaron Gray
had two interceptions, and
Brandon Jones picked off one
Score by Quarters
Jackets 7 0 0 7 14
Gators 12 0 14, 15 41
First Downs 9 7
Rushes/Yds. 31/105 38/101
Passing Yards 278 113
Total Yards 383 214
Passes 12/23/4 3/10/3
Fumbles/Lost 0/0 2/2
Penalties/Yards. 5/75 5/75
Punts' 2/50 5/35
Junior College Classic
to be Held In Coliseum
The Norris D. Langston
Foundation will be hosting the
Gulf County JUCO Classic
November 30th through
,December 1st in the Port St. Joe
coliseum "The Dome."
The mens teams include
Brevard Community College,
Central Florida Community
College, Santa Fe Community,
Myron Vann breaks through the Vernon defense enroute to a
71 yard touchdown.
GATORS WINNING RECORD
Bay High 21-14
Walton County Braves 47-20
Jay Royals 7-0
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College (which includes Travis
Jenkins and Kedrick Larry, both
2000 graduates of Port St. Joe),
and Southern Alabama
The women's division
includes Brevard Community
College, Central Florida
Community College, North Florida
Community College, Palm Beach
Community College, and
Seminole Community College.
The opening day session on
Thursday will include a dinner for
the youth of the community, and
the participating teams in the
tournament. It will also feature
William R. "Sonny" Hill as the
keynote speaker. Mr. Hill, a
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania na-
tive, serves on The McDonald's
All-American Selection Commit-
Tony Thompson of Grand
Haven, Michigan, finished in sec-
ond place in the Clydesdale
Division of the Ironman Triathlon
Saturday, November 10 at the
annual Panama City event, To be
eligible for the Clydesdale Divi-
sion, the person must be 40 years
or older and weigh 200 pounds.
This is the third triathlon in
which Tony. has participated but
the first Ironman Triathlon. His
finishing time was 11 hours, 19
minutes and 01 seconds. ,
Tony is the son of David and
Faye Thompson of Mexico Beach.
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tee, as well as other national and
international committees. This
program will help motivate our
youth and keep them involved in
school activities, and help delete
the use of tobacco products.
Thursday night's game at
7:30 ET between North Florida
and Central Florida will get. the
tournament underway. Game /
times for Friday and Saturday are
1:30, 3:30, 6:30, and 8:30 ET.
VFW Annual Veterans Day
Celebration on Sunday
On Sunday, November 18 the
VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will
again be hosting a "Veterans Day
Celebration" with free food, games
for the kids, wonderful door prizes
donated by the many merchants
of Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach,
Highland View, St. Joe Beach,
Cape San Bias, Indian Pass and
Music will be provided by
Craig Chaffee, DJ from- Panama
City. So bring your lawn chair and
come out for a fun day. It will
start at noon ET and ldst until
4:00 p.m. NOTE the day hasbeen
changed to Sunday this year
because all the VFW members
and auxiliary will be going to
Vernon on Saturday for their
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All.Stars In Turkey Classic
After completing a very suc-
cessful regular season the eight-,
nine- and ten-year-old Gene
Raffield Football League players
are moving on to another chal-
lenge. The coaches of the Super
Bowl-winning Jaguars have
formed an all-star team to com-
pete in the 2001 Turkey Day
Classic to be held Thanksgiving
weekend in Panama City and
Panama City Beach. This Classic
has a motto, "Where Only the Best
Come to Play". It draws teams
from as far away as Ohio with
entries from Tennessee, Alaba-
ma,. Georgia and, of course,
Florida. Teams from other states
are expected to play also.
The all-star team from PSJ
will include ten Jaguars: Javiun
Langston, Kendall Hogan, Javon
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Davis, Darrell Smith, Krystian
Kelley, Trey Humphrey, Tan
Smiley, Victor Quintanilla,
Brandon Strickland and Eckley
Sander. The Dolphins placed five
players on the team: Steven
Denton, Chris Cochran, Tyrone
Dawson, Rock Quinn and Dillin
McGee. In addition there will be
five boys from Apalachicola and
one from Eastpoint.
The new team, to be named
the Sharks, faces a formidable
challenge competing in this
Classic. Many of the teams they
will be playing come from cities ,"
with literally hundreds if not
thousands of boys in their football
programs. All the teams they will
face are winners; otherwise they
would hot be chosen to come such
great distances to play in the
Classic. Despite that, Head Coach
David Davis and his staff of Mike
Byrd, Mal Parrish, Tracy Brown-
ing, Stacy Strickland and Fonda
Davis feel they have a team that
belongs on the same field with
Meeting in Wewa
SFor the first time in many
years, the Gulf County Republi-
can party will hold its monthly
meeting in Wewahltchka. The
meeting is on Monday, November
19 at the Bayou Restaurant,
beginning'at 6:30 p.i. ,CT.
Light hours d'oeuvres will be
served. All interested Republicans
are welcome to(attend.
There are four quarterly meet-
ings scheduled for Wewahitchka.
For additional information con-
tact Gary Ross, county chairman,
Port St. Joe Middle School will
host a Science Fair Open House ,
on Tuesday; November 20 from
-6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Science
Fair projects from sixth, seventh
and eighth grades will be on dis-
play on the upper floor of the gym-
nasium at Port St. Joe High
All family and community
members are welcome to attend
this annual celebration of-.
Not War, But Peace
Somewhere in Afghanistan is
a young, tired soldier clinging to a
cold, wet rock, trying to get some
sleep. His back is more than likely
up against his buddy's back so
they can "watch" both ways while
they catnap. That's the way
Special Forces soldiers sleep in
the field. Even though they can
hear the distant thunder of allied
aircraft, there's no real assurance
it could save them if necessary.
And yet, they are comforted by it.
Overhead somewhere else in
the region are airforce and navy
pilots and crew, flying their mis-
sions, their bombs and rockets
being guided in by the Special
Forces soldier's laser pointers on
the ground, desperately hoping
they hit their targets and miss
On the ships the flight crews
eagerly await their aircraft's
return. The "kids" in the CIC area
plot any known air or sea move-
ments. The cooks run a 24-hour
kitchen making sure the sailors
and marines are well fed.
While somewhere in Pakistan
and somewhere else in Uzbek-
Istan. soldiers and marines there
are once again grumbling 'oh Joy,
rice again" as a main part of their
meal. They wonder if the supply,
folks back home will ever get the
food they know and love to them.
And of course back home, the
supply folks are wondenng where
in the blazes the forward troops
have moved to again, so that they
can indeed get them their food
and much needed supplies
shipped out as quickly as possible.
on the next freighter heading that
And so the Coasties watch
and guard those freighters as they
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the facts at a free no-needle confi-
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session offered November 16th
from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., and
, November 17th from 5:00 to 8:00
p.m. at 212 Martin Luther King
This event is hosted by com-
munity organizations and
churches working together.to pre-
vent the spread of HIV and AIDS
in the community. On the days of
the sessions, you may contact
227-3233 for more information.
The public is welcome.
go by, making sure their critical
passages in and out of ports are
safe and quick.
Each soldier, sailor, airman
and marine share a common oath:
supporting and defending the
Constitution of the United States.
And each share a common goal -
not war, but peace.
And it is on the 11th hour of
the 11th day of the 11th month
that I ask all of us to take a
moment of silence and utter a
prayer for our service men and
women, utter a prayer for peace.
Dorian J. Cougias,Veteran
Annual Downtown Christmas
Celebration in Apalachicola
The Historic Apalachicola
Christmas Celebration will light
up Apalachicola on November
23rd. From 6:00-9:00 p.m. the
streets of downtown Apalachicola
will be lined with luminaries and
filled with holiday spirit.
Merchants will be open late
and the sounds of carolers will
echo through the streets filling
the evening with Chnstmas spirit.
The highlight, of course, will
be the'big guy himself. Santa will
arrive on a shrimp boat at 6:00
p.m. at the City Dock on Water
Street, across from City Hall.
Santa will hear children's
Christmas wishes and carolers
will sing. Join us for an old-fash-
ioned Christmas celebration! For
more information contact the
Chamber office at (850) 653-9419.
Gov., Lt. Gov. Office
Hours in Blountstown
Governor Jeb Bush and Lt.
Governor Frank Brogan will hold
open office hours on Monday,
November 19 in Blountstown. The
office hours will allow residents in n
Blountstown and. surrounding
counties an opportunity to inform
the governor and It. governor .of
concerns and issues important to.
"Bringing government .closr i
to the people is a commitment my
administration has made to all
sixteen million of Florida's resi-
dents. Lt. Governor Brogan and I
are committed to serving our fel-
low Floridians, and open officei
hours give us an invaluable
opportunity to listen, learn and
serve the people of our great.
state," Governor Bush said.
Governor Bush and Lt.
Governor Brogan periodically hold
open office hours around the
state to ensure all Floridians have
additional access to leaders in
state government and to give
them an opportunity to voice their
concerns to the governor's office.
Registration for residents
interested in a one-on-one, five
minute meeting with Governor
Bush or Lt. Governor Brogan
begins at 7:00 a.m. at the W. T.
Neal Civic Center located at
17773 North Pear Street (Hwy 69
North) in Blountstown. The meet-
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them-they're optional. We know
what causes them-germs in the
form of plaque, an invisible film of
bacteria that is constantly forming
in the mouth, over the feeth, on the
It's easy to remove. You wipe
it away with a toothbrush and floss.
Kind of like wiping the film off the
fish tank wall. Yet, so few people.,
put the extra effort into home den-
tal care. They could easily be'
averting the most preventable dis-
ease we know.
Unfortunately, habits are easy
to form, but hard to change, so
dentists will always be busy.
If people would put 20% of the
time into cleaning their mouth
(most people spend an average of'
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Poignant Ceremonies Mark Veterans' Day
The events of September 11th anniversary of the event. Former dents of Port St. Joe High and NJROTC, bagpipers, and other VFW Post # 10069 er.
have brought new meaning and a Port St. Joe High School student Middle Schools as well as local participated in the annual pro- At 11:00 ET Monday, VFW VFW members presented
special significance to Veterans and 1984 graduate Sergeant First veterans, platform guests, and gram. Post #10069 hosted Veterans Day wreath of remembrance t
Day programs across the country Class Seth Howell spoke to stu- visitors from throughout. the Rev. Jerry Huft spoke to those ceremonies in front of the Gulf America's veterans followed b
pres en and specalrch C olur e i BU1jj
"America is the only place I
want to live," Sergeant Howell
said after reviewing a list of coun-
tries his service to the United
States has called him to.
He reminded those present of
the 126,000 servicemen who gave
their lives in World War I; 405,399
in World War II; 55,000 in Korea;
47,378 in Vietnam; and others
who have fought in other battles
such as Granada, Panama, and
the Gulf War.
But now there is a new type of
enemy-terrorism. He said, "Our
armed forces are strong and if
you, the people, stand behind us.-
we'll rid the world- of this terror-
Some other highlights of the
program were recognition of veter-
ans, the NJROTC drill .team
demonstrations, choral presenta-
tions by the Chorus Department.
songs by Mary Lou Cumbie and
Ann Comforter, reciting of the,,
Gettysburg Address by Katie
Geoghagan, Margaret Gibson.
and Jennifer Raffield, and more.
Port St. Joe High School
Principal Chris Earley stated in
his closing remarks, "In this day
and age, if we do not stand unit-
ed, we do not stand at all."
Wewa Elementary Program
Monday morning at 9:00 CT
the Wewahitchka Elementary
School's third grade veterans pro-
gram took place at the high school
The Red, White & Blue
Chorus comprised of, third
graders, Wewahitchka High
School "Gator Sound band,
present and special recognition
was made to veterans attending
and those who gave their lives to
County Courthouse. Jo Clements
third grade class sang patriotic
songs and NJROTC Commander
James Reed was the guest speak-
TUrtL L. Joe l ll o 1o anUU JanC
Director Mitch Bouington playing
taps. The Port St. Joe High School
NJROTC presented the colors.
These veterans were honored in special ceremonies at Port St. Joe High School.
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Color guard performs.
SIndeed, Gulf County is no
exception to this strong stir of
patriotism, but Veterans Day has
.historically been a special time of
recognition throughout the
SSpecial programs were held at
Port St. Joe High School Fnday.
area churches on Sunday
(Memorial Day), and programs at
'Wewahitchka Elementary School
and the Gulf County Courthouse
Friday's program at Port St.
.Jqe High School marked the tenth
Crowd gathers at the Gulf County Courthouse to honor the
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Helpers is an ongoing unit of'
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Abe Springs Bake
Sale & Gospel Sing
The ladies of Abe Springs. .
Baptist Church will have a bake
sale, at the Piggly Wiggly in
Bouritstown on Saturday, No-'
vember 17 from 7:30 a.m. CT
until. Cakes and pies for the holi-
day will be available.
Then, at 7:00 p.m. the church
will host a gospel sing with local
talent. Everyone is invited to
attend. The church is located on
Hwy 275S. For more information"
on either of these call 674-3812.
to meet these people.
S Thursday, November 8th they
met Mrs. Karen Minger, a first
grade teacher at Port St. Joe
Elementary. She told them how
teachers help the children in the
corrunity. The students also got
to meet some' of the members of
A St. Joe Company
MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies.
Ford Thank You
We would like to thank all our
family and friends for your
prayers, flowers, food, and all the
other kind things you did at the
time of our loss.
A special thanks to the Rev.
Jim Bailey and Mary Lou Cumble,
the Gulf County E.M.S., the City
Police, the Gulf County Deputies,
and Comforter Funeral Home.
Bless each and every one of
:The Family of
; Sam A. Ford, Si.
Lewis Thank You
On behalf of the Lewis family
we would like to thank all of our
:'family and friends for your
prayers. food, flowers, 'cards and
comforting words during the loss
of our loved one.
Your thoughtfulness is appre-
ciated and will always be remem-
God Bless You
H & *
Never underestimate the power of a child to give or receive
love. Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation Center residents
received many visitors on "trick-or-treat" night, but there were
no tricks-just lots of treats for the young ones provided by the
residents. The residents themselves received the biggest treat-
the presence of excited faces who never turned down a gentle
hand, hug, or kiss. "God Bless" each parent and grandparent who
stopped by the facility with their children.
Pictured above is resident Marie Hatcher getting a treat of
her own from little Zachery Combs while his grandmother Cheryl
Combs looks on.
Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of God's Children Sharing Jesus.I-ESUS CARES, We Care."
382 ling Street Port St. Jo FL 32456 850,227.1306
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If y6u need a ride to church call the church office and we'll pich you up."
Sunday School .............. ... 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ... 10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ............. 5 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 6 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 RA' BAILE'r
S ."A Po0 ;of Victory"
First Ckhuck of the .lzaanehe
2420 Long A'AenieL Poft St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 1i a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ............... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ... ..........7 p.m.
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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
and join us in worship ... t Jo
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10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening Hwy.
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Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net ...Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
3, :11 Columbus Sr. 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 Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"O taste and see that the L'i rd isood: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!r
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home ~69-8"25
Fir ,intlirmatinn concerning our bus ministry. please call 647-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Suind.-i School .......... ... . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. .. . .. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ... ...... ..... .. ... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street MexicoBeach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ......................................... ............ 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ............................................. 11:15 a.m CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open dqors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
r+ ST. JAMES'
4* + EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
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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 ....................... 6:00 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
CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY
1602 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844
THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 227-1278
Auxiliary Hosts Halloween Party
On Tuesday, October 30th, the Ladies Auxiliary of the John
C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 helped the Sunbridge Care &
Rehabilitation Center with their Halloween party for the resi-
dents. The Ladies Auxiliary furnished cupcakes, brownies, sher-
bet and punch. They also brought in many bags of wrap,
Halloween candy for the residents to give out to the trick-orr
Shown in the photo above are auxiliary members Arnetta
Henderson, Nancy Jo Garlin, Catherine Kennedy, Ginny Seefeldt,
Diane Pugh, auxiliary president Shirl DeLon, Betty Rowland,
Gerry Woodham, and Gerry's friend, Virginia, who is a VFW aux-
iliary member in Alabama.
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets 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
s FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
SW 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
'""s Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.ix
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. 0
Adult School .......... 11 a.m. x
Pastor Rep. J. Reid Cameron
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Highway 71/ Cecil Coshn Sr.
'102 THIRD STREET PORTSit. JOE-
'Brent Vickery, Pastor "
Buddy Casvwell Benjamin Roberts
Minister of Music & Education Minister to Students
Sunday School .. ........... .. 9:45 am
Woiship Service .. ..'. .'.. 11:00 am
DiscipleTraining ............... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. ... ........ 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... .. 6:30 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joa 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastp 4 ,
Sunday School .............. ,. .. .. .. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service 4,.. .. ,. .. .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening'Service ;-:..; ... ....... . 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study . :00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SClOOL
Constitution. and monument ''
Port St. Jioe :
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m.
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.
YTouth & Children's Director
rce Baptist Chu
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 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001 PAGE 3B
The Art Of Making Cane Syrup Coming Back To The South
The richly flavored, distinctly
Southern sweetener is returning
from obscurity, as small produc-
ers revive the art of syrup making
and generate new interest in sug-
"A few generations ago, sugar-
cane was a staple crop through-
out the Southeast, but now, it's
mostly concentrated on large
farms in Louisiana and South
Florida devoted strictly to sugar
production," said David Wright,
agronomist with the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
In the Florida Panhandle, the
* crop all but disappeared after the
S1950s, said Wright, based at UF's
North Florida Research and
Education Center in Quincy.
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$110.000 = $713.46/mth
$130,000 = $843.18/mth
$150.000 = $972.90/mth
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Today, an increasing number of
growers are interested in sugar-
cane as a hobby and as an addi-
tional source of income. They
often grow one to five acres of sug-
arcane, producing a few hundred
gallons of syrup each year.
"In the early '80s we started
getting questions about cane
syrup production, which sur-
prised me," he said. "Within a few
years it became obvious this was-
n't just a fad."
Each November at the Quincy
center, Wright provides free sug-
arcane seed stock to anyone inter-
ested in growing the crop. Though
the center has about 20 varieties
available, supplies of the most
requested types were increased
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specifically to aid those wanting to
get back into syrup production.
Sugarcane, a member of the,
grass family, is cultivated on more
than 950,000 acres in the United'
States, according to" the US
Department of Agriculture.,
Florida and Louisiana are the,
nation's leading producers.
The amount of acreage'
devoted to small operations is.
unknown, but thoseiarmerg seem;
to be.widespread and passionate;
about their heirloom hobby.
"People come here from all
over the Southeast." he said.
'Their operations may be small,
but they're serious about doing it
Besides obtaining the best
cane vaneties, small producers
are interested in management
techniques, especially fertilizer
use and weed control, said
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Charles Brasher, a UF extension
.agent based in Jackson County.
"Management has changed a
lot. in the last 50 years, said
Brasher, who assists several sug-
arcane farmers. "Many of the new
producers haven't grown sugar-
cane since they were kids, so they
want to update their methods."
SOne such producer is C.A.
Dickson, a Jackson County tree
farmer who grew up helping his
-parents make syrup. In the mid-
19SOs 'Dickson's son expressed
interest in reviving the family tra-
dition. Using cane varieties,
obtained from UF's Quincy center
"and an antique null. Dickson now
produces about 1.000 gallons of'
syrup each year, some of which is
"There's an art to making
good syrup," he said. You have to
*'do things the right way at the
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right time." consuming and physically
In late fall when the weather exhausting, the practice declined
cools, Dickson harvests two or as farm dwellers migrated to cities
three acres of cane and invites and nationally distributed pan-
neighbors to add their own crop. cake syrups took larger market
The stalks are fed through the shares.
mill to squeeze out the sugary "Today, most producers make
juice, which is collected in a vat syrup because they want to, riot
for cooking. After hours of careful because they have to," Lowery
heating and stirring to reach the said. "It's hard work, but people
right consistency, the hot syrup is want to stay in touch with the
bottled and ready for use. past."
Dicksorn said he's made a few Lowery is working hard to
innovations. He powers his mill reach those people. either dis-
with a tractor rather than a mule placed Southerners who grew up
and uses a gas heating system to with cane syrup or those who've
cook the syrup because it's more only heard about it.
reliable than a wood fire. After siL years of national
Nonetheless. tradition has marketing efforts including tele\i-
hardlytaken a back seat to tech- sion appearances and a Web site,
nology Lowery's company sells more than
"One of the most popular 15.000 gallons of syrup annually.
places to make syrup now is at 40 percent of it shipped to areas
folk festivals. county fairs and where Carson Ann Syrup is
other big celebrations." Dickson : unavailable in stores. He is trying
said. "ITt'sa good reason to get to secure distribution with a
people together." national retailer.
In the 19th and early 20th 'm not sure how big the
century syrup making 'was a market can get,' he said. "But tra-
major social event in the rural dition is what got me into this
South. said Royce Lowern. owner business: so we ll keep on keeping
of the Carson Ann' Syrup on, regardless.
Company in Georlaana. AL. Time- '
From the Principal of '
by Dr. Bill Truby .
WHS has extended its season!
The Fighting Gators defeated
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Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Joan Smithwick, Joy Holder, Marlene Harris
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Canal Front. Situated on two lots, with pool,
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SPort St. Joe, Great Home for First Time Buyers,
2 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath
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315 Nautilus in Seashore. Lovely 3 Bedroom, 2
Bath on three lots.) Many many amenities,
Vernon by a convincing 41-14
score last Friday night. It was a
terrific game from many perspec-
tives and by many players. The
result of the win is a rematch with
Jay High School. We beat Jay to
start the season 7-0. and that was
our closest game. It looks like a
game you don't want to miss.
Kick-off is 7:30 p.m. at our home
Please remember that FHSAA
has set the pnce and conditions
for game costs. Tickets are S5 for
everyone. There are no passes or
With all of this success comes
recognition. The following players
and our coach have received All-
District honors. On offense: QB-
Brandon Jones. RB-Harold
SWilliams. &- WR-Demck Williams.
On defense: DE-Chris Nelson.
DE-Andrae Williams. DT-Ter-
rence Addison. & SS-Ivron \'ann.
Player of the Year is Brandon
Jones, and Grant Grantham is
Coach of the Year. Congratula-
tions to all ofv ou!
By the way. should we win on
Friday night. we will go on the
.road for a game on the 23rd. That
would be the Regional Finals!
SAlso at the game last Fnday
we recognized all of the athletes of
the year since 1978. Nearly 30 of
: these alumni made it to the game!
'.Congratulations to all of these
Fighting Gators. and thanks for
your sacrifice to be with us.
A pep rally will be held on
Friday at 2:25 as we send our
team off to battle in the Regional
Semifinals State Series competi-
Congratulations to our loie
remaining school representative
in "Cross Country, Fritz
Stoppelbein. Fritz finished high
.enough in the regional meet this
past Saturday, and this week he
...will run in Tampa in the state
Championships. Good luck, Fritz.
SWinter sports practices are
S'.now underway. If a student had
been planning on playing, contact*
With a coach should have been
made. Also, a physical is required
We are still collecting Box
Tops for education. Send in your
General Mills tops today!
S When you shop at Target,
please let them know that you are
supporting WHS with your pur-
chases. We get a rebate
Don't forget to show your K-
Mart key chain as you check, out
at that store. If you didn't get one,
please contact us immediately.
They were sent home with report
cards on. 10/26.
The WHS Drama Club in con-
junction with Wewa Community
Theater presented "Man of the
House" to our student body on
November 8th. Students Caleb
and Clark Cutchin and Drew
Millergren were in the play and
certainly stole the show.
The Middle School Task Force
will meet again on 11/19 in the
The School Advisory Council
will meet again on 11/27 at 6:30
p.m. Our immediate goal is to
spend this year's allotment of
money in pursuit of our goals.
The Opportunity Center fin-
ished its season of Open Houses
on the 13th. Thank you to the
many parents and students who
joined us. And thanks to our fac-
ulty and staff for making these
opportunities available to us.
(See WHS on Page 5B)
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
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$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5t
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP A
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Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
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1998 Express Van, Chevy.
45,000/Excellent cond., $15,045. See
at 6806 W. Hwy. 98 or call 647-8238.
2001 Toyota Tundra, fully loaded, take
up lease payments. Call 647-2803 after
6:00 pm. I tfcll/15
1987 Ford F-350, new engine, w/flat
bed, very good work truck, $3,500. Call
Frankie at 648-4908. ltpl1/15
91 R.S. Camaro 305, tinted windows,
alloy wheels, $2,900:. Call 850-648-
Motorcycle Suzuki Katana 750 cc,
5,000 miles. $5,500. Call Bryan at 229-
1989 Ford Tempo, good condition,
needs work, $400. 1986 Isuzu pickup,
looks good, runs good., $1,000. Call
1992 Cadillac El dorado. Good condi-
tion., V-8, loaded, cell phone, $6,995.
Call 227-7294. 4tp10/25
1990 Honda Accord LX. Great condi-
tion, cold air, $3,500 OBO. Call 647-
3497 evenings/weekends. tfcll/1
,. :' ., 1997
K *1 ( Pick-up
1978 Chevy Nova $3,500.o0
1995 Chevy Corsica $3,295.00
1992 Ford Mustang $3,495.,"
1988 Chevy Baretta $1,595.00
1991 Geo Metro $1,895."
1994 Chevy Cavalier $1,995.0'
1990 Chevy Corsica $1,395.'
1983 Toyota Corolla $895.:"
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3996 N. Hwy. 71, Wewahitchka
454 Inboard, Freshwater cooled w/vel-
vet drive transmission. 188-1 ratio. Very
good running cond. $1,500. .Call
Frankie at 648-4908. ltpll/15
Vei\et dnve trarsnmssion, 185-l, $500.
Call Frankie at'648-4908. l\ tpll/15
2000 13 ft. Sea Doo model LRV, 130 hp,
trailer & cover, 4 passenger, stable rid-
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KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
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St. Joe Beach
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Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
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BOAT FOR SALE 1988 Sea Nymph,
16.3 ft. with galv. trailer, continental 40
H.P. electric start motor. Asking 3,000.
Call 850-229-1939, 208 Whiting Street,
Port St. Joe. 3tp11/8
3 bedroom beach house with unob-
structed view of St. Joe Beach.
Furnished or unfurnished, washer/
w/icemaker. Central air/heat. Call Russ
at 850-229-9766 or 229-8211.tfc11/15
St. Joe Beach, Hwy. 98, 2 bedroom, 2
bath house in Gulf View, unfurnished,
$695 month, plus deposit. Call 647-
Port St. Joe, 2 bedroom, 1 bath upstairs
furnished apartment,, water, trash,
included. No Pets, security, $350
month. Call 229-1340. tfcll/15
Unfurnished House at 1780 Grouper
Ave., Highland View, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
No pets. Deposit required. Call 229-
House for lease. 514 4th Street. remod-
eled, central heat & air, fence, zoned
commercial or residential, job & refer-
ences a must. Call 770-719-8314 or
850-648-3091 or 850-670-4648. 4tpn1/15
Duplex For Rent, 2 BR/1 BA units,
$300 month. To qualified tenant.
Located in City of Port St. Joe.. Call for
details. 770-888-9142 ext. 103 week-
days, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. 2tcll/15
LOOKING FOR ROOMMATE For a 3
bedroom, 2 bath nicely furnished home
on St. Joe Beach. $120 per, week,
includes all utilities. Call 647-9382.
For, rent partly furnished trailer in
Highland View. For more information
call 227-1260, leave message. tfcll/8
bedroom. I bath house in Oak Grove.
No Pets, $350 a month plus deposit.
Call 850-229-6078. tfcll/1
2 bedroom, 1 bath central heat/air,
$290 a month. S150 security deposit.
Call 227-3322. 2tp11/8
House for rent at 41st Street. lexico
Beach. Available now. Call Susana at
648-3090 leave message or 850-668-
:'2 bedroom. I bath'in Port St. Joe>-Call
Furnished trailer with washer & dryer
in Overstreet area. Call 648-5306.tfci i/1
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. rne ii
House for rent on beach. 3 bedroom, 2
bath, attached garage. S700 per month.
Call Becky at 850-647-6384. 4tpi0/25
For Rent RV Spaces. full hookup, call
:229-8959. leave message. 8tp10/25
2 bedroom. I bath unfurrushed mobile
home. St. Joe Beach. Call 850-647-
Efficiency-type apartment in P.S.J..
furnished, all utilities inc. Weekly,
Monthly rates. Call 639-3600 or 229-
Mobile Home Lot for rent. RV & Boat
storage spaces available. 1/2 mile from
beach, reasonable rates. 646-8201.uL.:'-
2 bedroom apartment for rent. Ocean
View in Mexico Beach. 850-648-4922.
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. tfdla i/
Oc: 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
2276343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
3 bedroom, 2 bath unfurnished mobile
home in quiet park. $400 month plus
deposit. Call 648-5476. .tfcll/15
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. tfcll/1
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. tfc11/1
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3 .BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Furn. & unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info'
Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse,
unfurnished, washer/dryer hook-up.
$800 per month, S300 security deposit.
N. 36th Street, Mexico Beach. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals at 648-5449.
For Rent, 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room, 8250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfcl 1/1
Rental Management "
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. tfcll/1
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 tfcll/1
Large 2 bdrm house. stove & refrlg.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &k laun-
dry rm. .
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
tefrlg., 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-
SOne bedroom apartment. washer/ dryer
hookup. Call 229-6777 after 7 PM, tfcl I/l
3 bedroom, 2 bath double-wide on 2
beautiful lots Just one block from beach.
Stop by and see it at 223 Bay St., St.
Joe Beach. Rent for 8500 per month.
Sale wth owner financing at
S860/month for 15 years or S90.000
cash. Call 648-5840. tfll/15
3 Family Yard Sale, 112 Bellamy Circle.
Port St. Joe Sat.. Nov. 17, 8:00-12:00.
Rain or Shine. ltc1/15
Yard Sale. Corner of Triton & Ohve at
Beacon Hill, Sat., Nov. 17. 8:00 till
Clothes. toys & misc. items. Itc 11/ 15
Garage Sale. 405 Former, Mexico Beach
(between 4 & 5th Street, 2nd lot back
from Hvwy. 98) Fn.. Nov. 16. 8:00 until.
Baby stroller, gym set, clothes.
Christmas items and more. Icl I /15
Huge Yard Sale, 231 Whuting Street,
(behind Carpet Country) Sat., Nov. 17,
8:00 am until? Something for everyone
and priced to sale. Baby. toddler, kid
and adult clothes. glass ware. col-
lectibles, books, furniture, exercise
equipment and much more. ltl11/15
Yard Sale. 414 Gulf Aire Dnve. Sat..
Nov. 17. 8:00 unul. Tools and misc.
items. '- ltpll/15
Yard Sale, 238 Pon de Leon Street, Sat..
Nov. 17, 9:00-3:00. Furniture, glass top
dining table with chairs, antique wood
dining table with chairs, lamps, misc.
items and clothing. ltc11/15
Yard Sale, 6773 Georgia Ave., Corer of.
Gulf & Georgia, Sat., Nov. 17, 8:00 till.
BABY ITEMS, Jenny Lind crib, $75,
'swing, high chair, car seat, bassinet.
stroller & much more. All in exc. conch-
tion. Maternity, clothes, baby clothes.
toys,. All price to sell. 1 c I 1/15
2 Family Yard Sale, 1017 Woodward
Ave., Fri., Nov. 16, 8:00 am-4:30 pm &
Sat., Nov. 17, 8:00 am till. Fishing tack-
le, tools, wood crafts, household items
and more. ltpll/15
2 Family Garage Sale, 104 Broad Street,
Sat., Nov. 17, 8:00 am-1:00 pm.
Antique showcase, brand new truck tire
rims set, lot of clothes, Christmas deco-
rations and other misc. Iltc11/15
Garage Sale, 427 Seventh Street,
Mexico Beach, Sat., Nov. 17, 8:00 am
until. Washer, dryer, chain saw and
other assorted items. ltc11/15
Yard Sale, 620 Duval Street, Oak Grove,
1st yellow house past privacy fence,
Sat., Nov. 17. ltp11/15
Huge Garage & Backyard Sale, 606
Hwy. 98. Mexico Beach. Fn. & Sat..
Nov. 16 & 17. Remodeling left overs,
furniture. 2 stoves, clothes, x-mas dec-
oraUtons. books, tapes, records, misc.
and windows, windows, windows. Rain
or Shine. Itpl1/15
Garage Sale, 320 Wysong B, Mexico
Beach, Sat., Nov. 10 & 17, 9:00 am-
,12:00 noon. .2tcll/8
Fisher's Building Supply is now hir-
ing a Multi-Task Associate. Must have
cashier expenence, be able to operate
fork Lit and bob cat. Job requires heatv
lifting. Applcations available at Fisher's
Building Supply. 848 Highway 22.
Wewahitchka. Call 639-5102 for more
info. 2tc I1/15
Seeking loan originators to contact
property owners in Gulf County and
Bay Counties for refinancing
Purchasing or Constructions loans.
Contact Lar' Arline at Arline Mortgage
Co 650-647-2767 or toll free at 362-
0493. Itc 1/15
Seeking Life insurance agents to call
on property owners in Gulf and Bay
Counties to sell Mortgage protections
insurance with a insurance company
that offers advance annualizatlons
commissions and has a good reply
card lead systems. Also \want to get
Agents qualified to offer Mortgage bro-
kerage business as loan originators.
Contact Larr' Arline. Arline Mortgage
Company and Arline Mortgage
Protection Setvices. I tI 1 /1 '5
Help people with disabilities find
work. Case manager position avail-
able as Goodwill expands in Port St.
Joe. Reply to: Coordinator of Career
SDevelopment. Goodwill. 3221 E. Bus.
98, Panama City. FL 32401 or fax to
850-769-7359. Goodwill is an EEOC
employer. 2tc 11/8a
Cashier needed at Cape Trading Post,
please call Tammy at 229-8775. n,: .
Carpenter or Carpenters Helper call
Garry L. Gaddis Constructon at 646-
5474 tfcll1 /
Sales Clerk needed in busy office sup-
ply and printing business. Successful
applicant must possess excellent people
skills, and be multi-task oriented.
Group insurance offered. and paid holl-
days. A knowledge of the internet. and
other computer skills a requisite. Please
apply in person at 209 Reid Avenue.
Port St. Joe. or mail resume to 209 Reid
Avenue, Port St Joe. FL 32456. tf ll/1I
LPNs/RNs and CNAs.. Al shifts Bay St.
George Care Center. Eastpoint. FL 850-
Part-Time. Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care, call Pam at Gert-Care
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.of/i
Management Opportunity. Career
opportunity with major company.
Complete training program, excellent
benefits. Call J.R. booth for confidential
interview, 850-222-2712. 4tpl 11/8
Community Representative, Part-
time work with international
exchange students and host families.
Strong community Spirit and warm
heart for teens. Must help find families.
Call 1-888-552-9872. 3tp11/8
/ MINI-STORAGE \
HUNTERJUMPER & DRESSAGE
Anissa Cottongim '
Lost 2 female Beagles In St. Joe Beach
area. Call 647-9243. ltcd 1/15
Jenny Lind high chair in maple, 835:
white w\cker bassinet with blue floral
liner and sheets. S50. Both in excellent
condition. Call 647-2504. ltp 1/15
Kimball swinger organ, 8150;
Gulbransen organ-needs work, free; 15
It. trampoline. S85: gym set/swing,
815: Bunn single pot commercial coffee
maker \-ith extra pot. S35; Eureka
upnght vacuum, $15. Please call 229-
8427. ; ltc/15
Niece moved to Atlanta. New Ultimate
Care II Hea'vy Duty Super Capacity
Whirlpool Washer whitee. Used 3 times,
4250. Call 827-1360. ltpll/15
Toy chest or cabinet w/ Reinforced
wood. 6' 1/2" H. 3' 1/2" W. I 1/2" D.
830; 10" Color T\. S40: Adjustable
Basketball Hoop. S10. Call 648-8560.
Hotpoint washer & dryer. Apprx 1 year
old., S200 each. Call 647-3438. 11:11 ,'
For Sale. 2 grave lots, already with cop-
ing rocks. Behind the pumping station.
Call 229-6221. 2tpll/15
Queen size sofa sleeper, like new. dark
blue Paid 8950 asking 4385 OBO. Call
229-6948 leave message if no answer.
Old St. Joseph Novels: THE WRATH
and THE WIND. Alexander Key, 1949
with jacket. 855. THE GREAT TIDE.
Rubvlea Hall, 1947, First Edition. NOT
a Reprnnt! 845. Call 647-8245. ltpl /15
Beige loveseat \with twin hide-a-bed.
good conduton. 875; 2 larmnated folding
tables. 6'x30". S30 each; wine making
equipment with book to make & bottle
.-ine S40. draw-ught HD trailer hitch.
,fits 90-97 Lincoln Town car. "40:
stroller. S15. Call 229-6879. 2tec 1/8
Used furniture for sale. Johnnle's
Trim Shop. 310 4th St.. PSJ ticl / l
Free "Non-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Chnsuan & no-
thing else Send your name & address
to: Bible Study. PO Box 929.
We\ahltchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@aol.com t I / I
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Qualv Reihnshing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 22946374
52' long x 14' wide 1993 Liberty, 2 bed-
room. I bath, very good condition. Take
over payments. Please call 229-1590
after 6:00 pm. tfll//15
Retirement. SSI or Disability Income
only? Tired of throwing money away on
rent? Stop paying someone else's mort-
.gage ,for A them Call 1-888-324-1514,
ask for D.C. and movie in your new.
home in less than 3 weeks!l tc11/15
'0 DOWN on any new lot model includ-
ing\land/home deals!! Payments start at
$300/mo and it's easy to qualify. Call
D.C. at 1-888-324-1514. ,tcdl/15
Used Homes Available Now Already
Setu g Just bring your furniture and
start living! Prices start at just $9900.
Call me toll free at 1-888-324-1514.
D.C. Williams.. ltc 1/15
6.00% Fixed Interest Rates available
to qualified buyers on land/home pack-
,ages NOWI Move in by X-mas and have
a roof that won't cave in when Santa
lands on it. Ask for D.C. at 1-888-324-
1514. ltc 1/15
Who you gonna call? CREDIT-
BUSTERSI I can help you get financed
for a new home when others fail. 1-888-
324-1514 Toll Free or 763-4266 Local -
D.C. Williams. 1.tc11/15
IT'S 2 MONTHS UNTIL CHRISTMAS.
You still have time to get that NEW
manufactured home or home and land
package before Christmas; payments
starting as low as $395 per month,
Good, Bad, or Marginal credit OK. Some
payment programs deferred for 6
months. Call Vance at 763-4266. neii/is
Tired of being run around? Want a
NEW manufactured home? No matter
your credit situation. Call Vance at 763-
4266. Very possible that I can help. Low
down payment and low payments.
NEW 32x80 4 bedroom, 2 bath as low
as 4450 per month. Call Vance at 763-
1999 16x80 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
$23,995. Call 763-4266. In nice mobile
home park already set up. ltc11/15
1984 2 bedroom, 2 bath. 14x70 in
park, $9,999. Call Vanee at 763-4266.,
1986 14x52 front kitchen model.
$8.999. Call Vance at 763-4266. ... LI
14x70 mobile home set up in a park
with a Florida room on front. $9,900
OBO. Call craig at 866-0339. ltc 1/15
Ready to move in new 2002 model,
2200 sq. ft. mobile home all upgrades
1/2 acre. Marginal credit OK. Call Craig
at 866-0339. I tc 1 /15
Good Credit but low income and low
.down payment. Possible to buy new
mobile home. Call Craig at 866-0339.
Need a home but no payments until
" April 2002. Low down payment. Land
and home packages available now. Cal
craig at 866-0339. Itc 1/.15
Mobile Homes for sale, S 1,500-S3.500,
call 647-5106. tfc'll/I
:Cuddly loving kittens. Will make goog
pets. Call 648-6602. 2tpl 118
Mexico Beach. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. sep'-
arate garage. CH/A, carport, fenced
vard. 889.900. Pelican Walk Real
Estate. 648-4995. 4tc /15
For Sale By Owner. less than 1200 feet
to beach. 3 bedrooms. 2 bath home,
extra large fenced lot with double gates.
carport. 2 sheds. Call 647-2689 or 899-
LAND FOR SALE. 45 4-/- acres, planted
pines. 13 yr.. never been cut, loaded
with trophy deer. Deer plots 82.000 a
acre. Macon County, 478-949-3085.... .
RIVER FRONT RETREAT 27 acres.
800 ft. on Saul's Creek \with 4 bedroom,
2 1/2 bath house. Deep water access.
Just min. to Apalachicola Bay by iboir.
Surrounded by 120,000 acres State
owned land. Also have a few 75 ft. river
front lots available at S35.000. Call
850-670-4001. tfcl 1/8
House for sale. 7014 Huy. 9'S. St. Joe
SBeach-. Mlore- -to, your lot. '.Financing
Available. Call 850-718-7918 or 850W
Owner financing in Wewa. 1978 24x56.
4 bedroom, 2 bath iiflnished mobile
home. Land & septic tank. needs work.
Call for details 850-639-9747 or 639-
2 lots for sale, Cape Plantation, each lot
105.210. Will sale together or separated
call 229-8355. 4tcl 1/8
Approx. 4 1/2 acres, country home. 4
/2-mil.es from town, backed up to air-
port. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 ponds &
barn. 2 1/2 of the acres fenced in for
horses with barn & tack room.
8150,000 firm. Call 229-8622 or 227-
3678 ask for Irene. 6tc 10/25
GulfAire Gulf view, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
double garage with office/mother in law
apartment. Private beach, tennis &
pool. Reduced to $160,000 OBO.
Peican Walk Real. Estate, 850-648'
ST. JOE BEACH: 5 bedroom, 5 bath
home, FURNISHED, 2 1/2 lots across
from DEDICATED BEACH. 3 chr
garage, well for yard. Call 648-5767.
Joan Lovelace, Mexico Beach Harmon
Really, Inc...; -. tfcl1/1
1 full fenced acre home site in Howarl
Creek,. on corer of Murphy Road &
Blossom Hill Road. Septic tank with
pumping station from a 14'x28' insulatel
edibullding with full bath and deep well.
Below market value., Call 850-647-
3949, 800-476-2984, or 850-944-0148.
*.. :; .*....: ,. ,.: ... .... d c l l /!
"Mexico Beach" Louisiana Dr. 2 story
home, cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace.
2 car garage, $133,500. "Ask for Joap
Lovelaced" 'Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty, Inc. 648-5767. tfc 1/1
Wewahitchka Nice mobile -home onr2
lots. $39,900. Possible Seller'fliiancfrig.
Pelican 'Walk Real Estate, 850-648-
4995. ..- 4tc10/25
Sea: Shores Home, St. Joe Beach.
Almost New 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
$147,000. Mexico Beach Harmni
Realty, Inc. at 850-648-5767 ask'for
Joan Lovelace. tfcll /1
Large, family home, located. ust off
Highway 98, with view of St. Joseph
Bay, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open loft
area up stairs over looking great room
(can serve as bedroom, study, etc.) huge
great room with cathedral celling aiid
open beams, den, large recreational
room, fire place, large front and back
yard. Located at 200 St. Joseph Drive,
Port St. Joe, Florida. Call 850-227-1328
or 850-265-3321. tfcl 1/1
'We want to buy a house in Port St
Joe that needs work. Call 227-3511.1.
Deep Water Wetappo Creek 1.43,
acres, $115,000. Seller financing avail-
able. Pelican Walk Real Estate, '50-
"Mexico Beach" Jolliday Duplex very .
near beach & canal, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
each side. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty, 648-5767.tri /1i
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001 PAGE 5B
I E LES A E IPU LC N .IE
"St Joe Beach" Carolina Ave.
Beatitiful 2 story home access from 2
streets, large master bedroom and bath
with' jaccuzi and separate shower, for-
mal-dining area and breakfast nook,
fireplace ;patio, carport, landscaped lot,
$165,000. "Ask for Jban Lovelace"
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
648-5767. t fcll/1
Holiday Specials Shoreline Styles,
2904 W. Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach, FL.
648-5445. $35 unlimited visits tanning
bed 100/ off fdil high-lighting 15% off
all hair cuts. Wed. 10% off senior citi-
zesi, all services $35,full set sculpted
hhsll 8tcl /8
fOB'S LAWN SERVICE, 227-1144.
' .. ; '~ '2t641/8.
Need your yard cleaned, cut or raked
or maybe your truck or car washed.
Call the little man with a plan at 227-
3663 or 229-8864. Available after
School. Ask for Chaes. fc11/8
'iss cutting. call 227-9103 tfc11 /
Lkin'g for a Trundle Bed to buy. call
229- 1265 (work). tic 1 1/15
IN TIHE"CIRIUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH jUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO: 00-371-CA
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF A
196 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
.. NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Howard Waits
P.O. Box 970
S- 'Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to forfeit your
Inieresi in the following F.r.: rti In Gulf County.
F 9lonoa l
1986 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
A, .AB Y. Y ,; :
MARGARET PRESSWOOD '-
inFJeFperi&, bec-ji, ''rr,:ulionrt
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
r CALL ME TODAY TO
AVo1 1, ORDER OR TO
' BECOME REPRESENTATIVE
T IS .
has been filed against you and you are required to
.serve a copy of your written defenses. If any. on
George L. Waas. Assistant Attorney General.
Peuuoner attorney, whose address Is The Capitol,
Suite PL-01. Tallahassee, Florida.32399-1050. with-
in 30 days of the first publication of'this notice and
file the original with the clerk of this court either
before service.on plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thegeaffer; otherwise a default will be entered
"aigafstyou for the relief demanded in the Complaint
Dated: Oct.-25. 2001
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
As Clerk oI the Court
By: /s/ T. Knox
As Deputy Clerk
4tc. November 1, 8. 15. and 22, 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
S" CASE NO: 01-48S
Shella Evaris Wodt. Petitioner. '
Gerald K'Fennrmrieih'1.t i Reundenr
:, NOTICE, FOR ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTibN OF MARRIAGE
TO: Gerald Kenneth Woldt, 5455 N. Hwy. 71,
Wewahitchka. FL i
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to serve
a cup, .l' our nirltten oef-ne; i'ian. to iton Shella
E, ans wuoloa ;hoi aodries i: P .' Box 512. Wewa-
hilchka FL 3A1245 on or beif:re rj:, 29..2001, and
file me ociginAl Al tLhe clerk of thia Cu.rii at 1000
Costin Blvd.. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 befi're service
on Pettitoner or Immedlatel) therealier If you fail
to doiso, a default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court. documents In this case.,
Including orders. are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may review these docu-
You must sleep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified ofyour current address riou aa Ille
Notice of Current Address. Florida Supfrerne C-.uni
Ai.pi':.ed FTjmil' Law Form:12.915.) Future paper:
In itli li' ,uit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
V.ARNINC, Riule .12 295 Florlda F-ml1., Law
Rule- r.l" Frcedure re Nquirei certnjin autl-Ami-: dis-
clos ure of di:oacumlcrL- a-nd infuriii,:-n F lure to
con.pli, c:a re:ul in sanrccons ir.:l'ilinri di-ml ssal
or striking of pleadings.'
Dated: Oct. 24. 2001.
SCLEPY. ',:F THE i: IRC.:LliT COURT-
\ .;. Tonr\ a YKno
4tp, November 1, 8. 15. and 22. 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
I PRC.B.'TE DP.'iSl'-r
FILE NO. 01-66-CP
IN RE: ESTATE.OF
ranF.\ KeTHLEEN EELLS
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648-5165 10. 2
J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid A.en"
Porn S Fle I 32456
t a 229-6041
Authorized Sales Cenler
COINS BY THE BAY
220 REID AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE
PHONE (850) 227-9073
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Rings *Coins *Coin Sets *Currency
CollecIor's Supplies ... For Birlhdays.
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Home or Business
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Phone: (850) 227-7777
218 Long Avenue.* Port St. Joe, FL
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boarding, Bathing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room Pick-Up & Delivery
Daily Exercise Premium Pet Food
Heating and Air Conditioning,
Injured Animal Confinement
Experienced Kennel Supervisors ,
Long Term Boarding
Multiple Sized Kennels
Veterinarian On Call
an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sec-
tions 120.569'and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes.
SThe petition must contain the information set forth
below and must be filed (received by the clerk) In the .
Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall Station 35.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Because the administrative hearing process
Is designed to redetermlne final agency action on the
application, the filing of a petition for an adminis-
trative hearing may result In a modification of the
permit, or even a denial of the application.
Accordingly, the applicant is advised not to com-
mence construction or other activities under this
permit until the deadlines below for filing a petition
for an administrative, hearing, or request for an
extension of time have expired.
Under rule 62-110.106(4) of the Florida
-,.ini, trii .rl e C:.,ode a per-.:.n wrnoe ,Utb-lrn ll.l
Inmereti ". -llel.'e. b',t me Dtpartmem i auon
ma., al.l~ request an evienrion o ume 'o file a peu-
Lion for an adminl raul ee hearing Tl-e DeparunTeni
man lr i good cause srior-rh. eraint the request lor -in-
extension of time. Requests for extension of time
mutl be filed wlth the c'ITice of .General Cou,~el of
mre ieopniTntni it 3900'l Commonwrealth Boule.1',ai
r.lal ru.:.nr 35 Tallian ,ee Florida 32399 .2),:'.
belo..re tree appli. able eadlrin umel reque _-t lor
e-iern.ion A i.Lilc snill toll the running umne period
iofr illlrE a pcutiAn unul the request Is acted upon If
a rc,ue_:i i Ilerd laVe the Depari.merit mrn, iulI
grant It 'upon a motion b1 the requeurn prt)
-ir g that the failure t i le a requlst for an
extension of time before the dei dline ,i s .ne re reaul
Oif cu sabl- ne,t'le.:t
In the e\r.n t hat a uimel, anrd luliThien
petiUl.n luor ar aOdmirliir.e rneannrg I filed. Other
periours ho. .- ,ucitlar-ula intere -L will be affected
Sh me out-:,'me :Of the adminaisrru.e process hale
the night i., peuuon to intervene in the prc-:eeding
inier',erini .. ill Ce ornli ai the tr lcreilon oi, tihe pre.
il.Jir f ..liier ouporn the fling -: a m ion.:.n irn inipll-
a.re lnn rule 28 I-'6 iE~ i th. Flri.:.r
idnainilr rai. e '.o'de
In acourdiance with rule 28 106I i I 112) and
i,2 111 luni131alla41 peuiti.n lor an admnmisnirau e
hearing b~ the applicant must be filed lLhirn 2i
di' i 01 ieielpI of ithl TlilerL notu.:e PCtitionr llikd
b\ an, pero.rn" other thin the i pplcanl and olher
ithn tno-;e enritld it written *WiLice under secu-r-n
I1'0 6i013i ofl ihe Florida Siatute- must be killed i th
In 21 da ,ofr publicau:.in ofi re nu.):e or withinn I
di; of -u.:h noicle regardlie:- oIf the daie 01 pUDo .
Under e.:uon 120i r.031 :.f the Florlda
.Stiuie- no.-.er ern ern er r ho has asked the
,e-painnir l for nou.:e ci -f genc, acuon ma\ Ille a
petuu-.n rlhin 21 dat., of such nouce regardle; ofl.
mee l oe ofpublic tlaon
The peuuoner shall mul a cops of the pel.-
uorn to the ppllnrnt at the address indicated abo.e
at ihe lnme ..i lling The failure of ia per-ion to file
A petilrni ro:r an adminislirutm e hearing ai prr.ided
bel[.:.. ithlrn tLhe appropriate nie period .hall cor,
suirle a .- aler of those rights
A peuilon that disputes the material lac.s
on hi.:h the Departmenti action I ba-ed mut
contain rthe following irnforrmaduon
i13 The name and aanidres -:.f ea-:h ageni.
1ifectecd and each agenc 3 file i:r idenificalloon num-
ber. ii" kno .,n
It-l The name. addre; and telephone
Number nf the petlUoner the name asJdres.
iclepnrone number o1f the peUtitioner i repre'.ernita.e
II an, hich ,hail be the ;ddresi for ieirl:e pur.
poee. durin g the course of the proceeding arid an
explanauon ofhov the petitioner stubtajln ml inter-
ezi- are or ,ill te affected b, the egenc. deier.lTri'
S (cle istate-ment ol' hhen ana how the peL.
LiUner received nou.:e of trie agents deciiiru
Idl d z Latement of all disputed I-ues of
material ia-.:rl there are none the peuutn muit c-,
itel concise si.tement of the uluiTate
ifa.;l alleged including the sperillc fact, itht-l ne
petitioner contends warrant reversal or modltlcatlon
of the agency's proposed action and
If1 A siatemeni of the sprcinc rules or
ISUttutes that Lhe peU~jlner contendS require re'er-
a i *:.r inodilfk auon of the agency proposed acuon.
Ig1 .\ a;Ltemenit il the relikf :-uht b',' the
peuuorner Ujuung pieciiely mne aC:u.n Lhal the peu-
tiorner wilsne the genc- to lake ith reipeCLt .E the
I agency's proposed action.
pEieuUorn that aoe nor dispute the materi
t Al i'.:at on anrin Lthe Department's acuon is bised
Ishall state Lnar rno .u.h lf. cu are in oalpuie and oth.
ervlse -inal r..nlin the suine infurmnUalon aa set
Ionhr al-..e ai required c. \ iule 2i -IOi 3l1I Under
se.:iionr 12C' E669l;i:c sd Id) of the Florida
Sk~ajur- a .petitin ior admrinlLraUie hearing must
be di-missed by the agency if the petUUon does not
.utitan1iildl., comp)., .lh the above requirements or
1 urnumel', llej I |
T'nis :ution is lrinl and effecile on the date
killed \uh lthe C.lerk of the Department unless a peal
uon is filed in accordaa*e with the aboe Upon the
unel) filing opi euuon this order ill not be efTecihe
unul further i.rder of the Deparmtnent
Tnis permit coniuotes.ar, order o0 the
['epan,-iren The appli.:aj-n has the rnght to seek
Sjudicial review j the order under seauor 120 65 of
the Florida SZtatues. b mtre fillng oi a. neuce of
appeal under rule I 10 of the Florlda Rules of
tpprllate Procedure wiLh the Clerk of the
Dparuntent in the officee Ol Gner-al Couri-.?l 393C)
Commor,&ealth Bculeard. Mail Slailon 35
Tallahi -te Flonda 32399-3000. and b% filing a
,*op of the nob:e if the appeal accompnuiled by the
spplicable filing, fe.-s .ilh the appropriate disurlct
count of appeal The nou.:e of appeal mirnt be filed
iLhLn 30 da) s from the dale where, the linal order ai
flled riih the Clerk of the Deparunent Requests for
revieA before mLe Land and Water AdjudlcaiorS
Commission must be tiled with the Secretan of the
Corrmls-lon rnd send, on Ihe Deparuieni luihin
')i d,\i lr:.im Ih- date when the final tricr i illed
*iln the .7iter of ie Ducpartment
Tne appli.:aior i: alallable for public
irnpeciu.,n during n.rmrl bu.-iness hours. 8 00 a m
Io 5 1'1 p' m M.l:nd.a through Friday. except legal
hcllda -. at Department of Environmental
Proilecioo 2J353 Jenki Aenue Panamrn CIE
FIorida er l32 45
It,: roiemrnoer I.. '20)i
The City of Mexico Beach Is currently accepting'blds
for the conitruiiorn of a park -on Maryland
Boulevard Specification- na' be obtained at City
Hall, 118 i 4th Streei ilei.lco Beach, FL 32410.
Bid closing Is November 20th. 2001 at 10:00 a.m.
CST. The City of Mexico Beach reserves the right'to
accept or refuse any and all bids.
ltc. November 15. 2001.
(From Page 3B)
The faculty took advantage of
its Earlry Release. Day on
November 14th to be working on
its SACS requirements. We got a
lot done! .
The juniors are planning to
visit The Martin Theater for a fall
theatrical presentation on Novem-
ber 20th. Field trip forms need to
be returned immediately.
STraditiohally there is an Early
Release on the Wednesday before
Thanksgiving. Dismissal is set for
12:00, and lunch will not be
W.WHS welcomes a new ninth
grader, Bnttany Moon. We're glad
to have you!
Parents and guardians! If you ,
have moved or had some other
types of changes like a phone
number please let us know.
When emergencies happen and
they do time is of the essence. II
we cannot get hold of you, chil-
dren are at risk. Thanks for
responding at your earliest conve-
nience if this applies to you.
Our gym is getting a little
face-lift this week and next.
Please be patient with this situa-
tion with classes and practices.
The LarDr A. Mathes Golf
Outing to support WHS will be
held on December 7th at St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club. It is a
select shot format. Tee time is
11:00 a.m. CT. Call the school to
sign up or to get more informa-
I A C EN T I G HI5 U N G L D E I I*
SCoastal Design & Landscape, Inc
o io Your total landscape solution!
Oi Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation s
sI system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & m6re!
44 ft. lift Tree & Limb removal
Cal John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port--Let Rentals
Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
"Total Lawn Care Needs"
Jeff Wood 227-1559
C. j. 'ts Lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will work for you.
KATHLEEN EELLS. deceased. File Number 01-66, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street. Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below,
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
All persons on whom this notice is served who
have objections that challenge the validity of the
will, the qualifications of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required
to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS -FTETP THE D,.TE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS rIrTI.E 'RF:
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of. the decedent ard, other per-
sons having claims or d-eiTrjs .jinrii decedentls
ezial e on dhom a copy o-l Inri no.:-l:e i r c 1 itri
in ltree 13 months after the ddale 'A te firr t puc.ll
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF.THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF, THIS NOTICE
All other credlto- il Ilne a-iceder, t .r. per-
sons having claims or -enindJ jAre~Ait ine dece-
dent's estate must file meir claim.n' ,irh thi, Court
,iTi-illl TIHR-E.E i .1-iI riTrS -uTEF TiE E,-.TI ,'"F
THE FIRST FLIBLi,'-TI'-iJ "'F THIS rai-CE
nLL i:LUt..1 i.El.viJD .ir .'T'E.liio ri.-S
',j FILEtD '.ILL BE Fi'-RE .'E B,-ifRPiD
Tne -iAe c-i irt p Jt.]ll.:u :r r ..' ihi I :.n.:. I-;
November 15. 2001.
SAttorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A; Costin
Post Office Box 98 .
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Teieph..ne (850) 227-1159
Fl:,rida Bar I ,- 699070
Per final Represeritative: ''
Baribrs A Eells
,fie(r \\'ei Hihi ay 9
Fo.rt Sit .Ie, FL 24 5,
2tc. November 1a and 22 2001.
STATE OF FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT ;
Thi- inieni r, it uc ue ptrmi l Ifli e I 23
.1 .i -,i, -.,-oij C. F .' jer Edge bNlut l.oi.n nj I: t 1111
prrorJmdael 0 5. :, a:rc. ol FDEFP junildi.:u-Lh
,-idands for L.e pUirposje nI o ciriu5Lrcuun a i.i unit
stuidi.iimon rn, irie i[ortericist ide o" disie Road- C.
30A act ire C-30E iier:ctiUon IHigh.-av r'~ 4ard
i:Cpe Sin Blaa Pz:l. Se.In e .:n !j 1 2a3 and 24
To is9nlp 9 S.urui Pange I I Vc F'P-r St Joe Ba'.
7CO ullry Flo'rla L iinud 294.'41 I'5 L-:ngiiludb
'i ij Includine am- mlugaLiun andr enrnarfemenr
of I e er'l a llifeenit .etlanrd habl-, l r.pes totaling
ppcproiiJma3ell 19 '3 3acre.s i hereb/ graited unless
a. ul'f.icinerl peuuoir. for arn dminlitrau.e hearing is
Umnrel, ille.l unaer tciuonr- I 2j 'r ir aid 12r 57 of
u-e Florida.Statutes as provided below. The proce-
dures for petitioning for a hearing'are e, fourth
rel- ,, '"
A pi-er ,n ,hiee siubianrua Inrertesils ar
afiTe..led 1 cr.e Departjnent i acui:,n man, pelluon for
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
SBoird pri:'p.:.-se to amend and adopt polilees as pro-
tided lfor in tne erdminiriraidve Procedures lct for
* the purpose ofl cringing sudd policlles nto compliance
ltIh Florida Statutei and State Board oi EdocaUton
Summary: The follominre la bnef descrnpurn of
ea-'h proposal chanee
Gulfl" ournt' DCicnrimnadon Gnemance Form
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
n,-: dlre'.:l ,cc3O.:L a'ia.ld with implemenriauon
IF RFiJiE5ETED. HEARING W\LL BE HELD lAT
Time 9i00.1 IM.ET
Dart' iThur.dai. December 4 2001
Flace Gulf Criunrt School Board
150 Mlidale School Road
PFon SL J,.e. FL 32456
MTe enutre tet oi trne pir.po'ed rule can be ir-ipecl
ed during regular office hours at the Culf.Counry
Scnr.ol Boiarc Ofilcei 15I Middle School Road. Port
St .Jue FL
SpecIFul Ileg authoritn under which the adoption Is
authonzed and the lan being Implemented and
interpreted are made specilll
The addiuon and changes are proposed b\ Charles
Temple WatEon Dire-.:oi. c-1 Support S-ices3 and
approved 'or .-:.n:rinlderaurn b. Jem E Kelle>
Gulf Coudnr Discnirrlnuon Griearce Form
2tc r'i.-eme ber 15 d a 21. CiI I
The Gulf County Board of County
WHlE Y Commissioners will discuss the following at
Sc their regular meeting, Tuesday, Novembr 27,
2001 at 6:00 p.m. E.T.
Final Plat Approval -Lagoon Shores
Subdivision Parcel ID #3171-600R
-, Portion of Section 15, Township 9
South, Range IV West
., .. The public is,encburaged.to attend and be heard
on these matters' Information prior t'o the meet-
ing can be obtained from the Planning/Building
Department at 850-229-8944. ,,n .......~i r C 5,,
BoOKKEEplive-JIUBTUM MANAGEMENT COMPANY -AUTO -PETS
BEAUTY & HEALTHeCLOCK REPAIReCOINS BY THE BAY
I KARATE CLASSES- CLIENINP SERVICE I
PAGE 6B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
Painting & Pressure
Fencing, Chain Link &
Wood Privacy Fence
J Repair Service
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
wilara s Appliance repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
OWNER: Ben Sherrill
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
-iaOl '- Residential
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Retlauranl M.,|el
Household Pest Control NrJe Trsialmeri,
Real E-sai. IWDOi Reports Crs,-ruCiorn STle-
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
'Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections"
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
31 -B edAvne- PortSt. Je, F
K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANT FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS -,....
IN3TANT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648'5474 F L.I.;CENSE EP,- 0.0992 ir 15.,2
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
PRESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
TIRA/ E SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
It's Hard to Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoalrem
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator
FL L.c 5 RA0067 062
Heating & Cooling
Sales And Service
A/C *,Heating Ice Machines.
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Owner:'Brent Pierce ,229-COOL
State Lic. #RA0066486 Mobile: 227-5568
CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY.
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty
- Residential 'Custom Wood
' commercial *Industrial
A R Fence
Feniciid and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
Remodeling Renovation Repairs
Trim & Finish Specialist All types of
carpentry work Tile & Sheetrock Work
Over 25 yrs. experience, Lie.& Insured
Free Estimates RF0066770
FENCES* FENCES* FENCES
All Types Dependable Service
Top Ouality Products
Hurricane & Sons "
Home Repair & Property Maintenance
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
MBIZ8 HIr lummg, 'lias u& iipplpj), Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RG0051008, ER011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
REEVES Drywal & Remodeling
Decks & All Carpentry All Phases Remodeling
Custom Built Entertainment Centers
References available upon request Free Estimates
Licensed & Insured
al Fred or Lmda at 639-6433 ,
after 5:00 pm
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems s le MWr o rt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6058 or 227-5373
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 4 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and,
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
STRY I TODAY!
' Your Building Needs
110 Sunset Circle
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SJLTEAM CALLING U AND l RE TORATION SEKVIC;E
24 Hour Water Extraction Flood Restoration Specialist Henry Hester No Job
Fire/Smoke Restoration IICRC Certified Technicians : (850) 227-96 Too LARGE
Residential/Commercial Cleaning Mold and Mildew or
Remediation Sewage Backflow Free Estimates CELL: (850) 227-5799 Too SMALL
Disinfectant/Deodorizer Stain protection Available
SSCOhgad s100% Satisfaction
... .... ....-. A-
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SRESTORAT ON TION
STEAM CLEANING SERVING THE ENTIRE AREA Professional Floor Care, Inc.
LICENSED INSURED. RESIDENTIAL AND COMM\IIERCIAL Locally Owned and Operated Byllae
LICENSED INSURED OA PhiloCeol
CLEANING SPECIALISTS and
I ,8 -8 3 0 C9 2 6 3 24! HOUR EMERGENCY WATER EXTRACTION Mike Mock
CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT CLEANING
LICENSED AND INSURED
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT
RESIDENTIAL & SM. COMMERCIAL
S & "L 'Painting
229-8036 scott Burkett
S JONES -
Stucco 'Stone *Plastering *Patching
Imitation Brick Synthetic Stucco
*We have three generations of
EXCELLENCE AND QUALITY
in the field of plastering and stucco..."
445 23rd Ave., Apalachicola
; lcnse CPO 0639 Inwurance 090004855968 5.0
Quality work at affordable prices.
"The House Doctors"
Uc.#0066513 Home Inspection FWUA Certified
Quality Custom Interior Finishes
Wallpaper & Borders
Cape San Bias
t.eftteiton to Ieta/
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-6883
Fine carpentry & arch itectural details '
repairs remodels decks e new construction
Insured License #RR0067190
Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *
Ucesed Iniurtd ICP. 32-930751
"Fine cabinetr- for home and office"
TRIU-lVOOD NMID-CONTINENT YORKTO\WNE
Custom furniture Trim packages for remodels
and built-ins and new construction
Introducing SIKES TILES with Villi Glas and Bordo
Fino iiles, stone and granite
Bob and Janna Rinehart. owners Phone: 227-3590
E-Mil: email@example.com Fax: 227-3392
Sall &U Rodney Hall Roofing, Inc.
0 s 2026 Marvin Avenue,
S t r Port St. Joe, FL 32456
-2 experience License #RC0067081
*< 25 ars Exper/enc1 R 6
Phone (850) 229-6859
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
,l Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL WINDOWS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS & SHUTTERS
227-5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME RR10
STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
S Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
office: (850) 827-4200
s mobile: (850) 227-5424
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
Except the Lord HESTE
build the house,
they labour in For All
vain that build
it. Ps. 127:1
22 9 9 66 3
0 C'rVr A ILK t-IT T! A TTX\f-I A lkT-t -DUTrrNI3 A qlmfX-T V !-nrr t-lrr-7
If your Christmas shopping list is
longer than the stockings hanging by
the fireplace. you'll be interested in this
easy-to-make gift idea from White
Lily. The home economists at White
Lily (the company long known among
Southerners as producing the best
fibur for making light biscuits) have
developed five brand-new sweet or
savory biscuit recipes and the easy
instructions for packing the ingredi-
eftts in bags as gifts.
;Simply fill quart-size cellophane
bags (found in party supply or craft
stores) with ingredients to make a
dozen moist, tender drop biscuits. Add
a colorful ribbon, a card with the sim-
ple baking instructions, and perhaps a
small Christmas ornament, and your
Christmas shopping is in the bag!
You'll love the fact that you can buy
all of the ingredients you'll! need dur-
ing your regular grocery shopping
trip.. Then, up to a month before
Christmas, make any number of bags
assembly line-fashion; the ingredients
will stay fresh tightly sealed in the
bags. No ;additional wrapping is nec-
essary. In one evening, you may have
all- your Christmas preparations for
your friends, neighbors, and chil-
"- :2- -, --
106 S. Canal Parkway New'
Under Construction 3 bedroom, 3
bath, BEACHSIDE home with a
great Canal Viewl Custom Design
and style! Top Quality
Construction! Easy access to pri-
vate secluded area of Beach!
108 S. Canal Parkway New!
Under Construction 3 bedroom, 3
bath, BEACHSIDE home with a
great Canal View! Custom Design
and style! Top Quality
Construction! Easy access to pri-
vate secluded area of Beach!
dren's teachers and coaches complet-
ed. (Your greatest challenge will be
deciding what biscuit flavors you
want to make for each.) Make some
extras, too, for those times when you
need a gift at the last minute or to
keep on hand for a quick breakfast for
The recipients of your Biscuits in a
Bag only need to stir in butter and milk
to make a dozen tender biscuits.
There's no hassle with kneading or
rolling out dough since the biscuit
dough is just spooned onto a baking
sheet and then baked. Friends and
acquaintances with little spare time for
scratch baking will really appreciate
the homemade goodness of these
super-delicious drop biscuits.
Parmesan-Herb Biscuits in a Bag
3 cups White Lily Self-Rising Flour
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves,
In medium bowl, stir together ingredi-
ents; spoon into I-quart cellophane bag.
Tie securely with twist tie or rubber band.
Attach gift tag with baking instructions;
decorate as desired.
S ,. .
102 S. 39th Street Immaculate
BEACHSIDE 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath
single family home completely
remodeled in 12/99. This home is in
mint condition! Open spacious
design, light bright airy! Front
Florida room has great Gulf Breezes
and GULF VIEW! $325,000.
.i ..... ,.."
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,*^ .- i- ,, : .%
86 1st Street Very close to 414 Gulfaire Drive 2 bedroom, 1
Dedicated Beach! 2 bedroom, 2 bath bath patio home with garage. Large
(possible 3rd bedroom). Open floor master bedroom and large bath.
plan, kitchen/living combo, screened Living room has sliding door, kitchen
porch on front. On large 99'x280' with eating area. Fenced yard.
lot. $125,000. $80,000.
BISCUITS IN A BAG
A Great New Gift Idea
Gift Tag Parmnesn-Herb Biscuits:
Empty contents of bag into medium
bowl. Stir in 1 cup milk and 1 stick butter,
melted, until dough forms. Drop spoon-
fuls of dough onto baking sheet coated
with cooking spray. Bake at 4500 for 10
minutes or until biscuits are golden
brown. Serve warm. Makes 12 biscuits.
Ranch-Style Biscuits in a Bag
3 cups White Lily Self-Rising Flour ''
1 package (1 oz.) ranch salad dressing
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
In medium bowl, stir together ingredi-
ents. Spoon into I-quart cellophane bag.
Tie securely with twist tie or rubber
band Attach gift tag with baking instruc-
tions (below); decorate as desired.
Gift Tag- Ranch-Style Biscuits:
Empty contents of bag into medium
bowl. Stir in I cup milk and 1 stick but-
ter, melted, until dough forms. Drop
spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet
coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450
for .10 minutes or uhtil biscuits are
golden brown. Serve warm. Lakes 12
Biscuits in a Bag
3 cups White Lily Self-Rising Flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
.3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
Gently layer and pack ingredients in 1-
quart cellophane bag in the order listed.
Tie securely with twist tie or rubber
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Answers to Real Estate
questions from your local
Century 21 Agents.
Selling Your Home In The Winter
By Patricia Raao `-
In many parts of the country, selling a home during the winter months can be a
challenge. Dreary, cold weather and the end-of-the-year holidays can keep buy-
ers away and heighten fears of your home staying on the market longer than
However, there are a few things you can do to enhance "curb appeal."
And when that happens, buyers will take notice.
For example, if your home has been on the market for more than six
months, it's probably time to' change the sales approach. There are 'several
factors that could be reviewed with your real estate agent to determine
improvements that can be made. Ask for a reassessment of the sales price; it
may be too high for the current market. Also, ask the agent .for a new or
updated marketing plan and ask for a specific explanation of each activity.
Marketing your home goes beyond a few ads in the newspaper and a listing on
.L e iMulttpa LtCttg r!- IklA aI good agen- wttt"_oAm11 ore ,o ge, yourInom
the Multiple Listing service (MLS); a good agent will do more to get your nome '.,.
If your current agent doesn't respond to your:satisfaction, you should contact the
real estate broker (the owner of the office) and ask for a different sales agent or, if
you're no longer under any contractual obligation to the firm, it might be time to change real
estate offices entirely. ,
When setting the asking price through a comparative marketing analysis, compare similar homes sold in the win-
ter months. Many owners set their asking price too high because of comparisons with sales prices during peak sea-
sons. Always try to compare like properties sold at the same time of year.
Once you've'settled on an asking price, it's time to spruce up the interior and exterior of your home. Many real
estate agents recommend opening as many curtains as possible to add light and color to rooms. Also, it's suggested
that you keep spring and summer pictures of your home out on tables and in clear view. Photos of your front yard
flowers or the backyard shade tree in full summer bloom can help swirig many.buyers in favor of a purchase.
Staying on top of winter maintenance and chores is another sure-fire way of adding value to your home. A neat-
ly shoveled driveway and cleared walkway can add a nice touch. Make sure the furnace is in good working condi-
tion and that the room temperature is kept)at a comfortable level. Also, check to see that the basement is dry and
sealed .from any drafts.
Take yourself on a tour of your home. Start in the basement and work your way through the house. More than
likely you'll see many previously undiscovered cluttered spaces and needed repairs that can turn off potential buyers.
Don't overload your home with holiday decorations either. The buyer should have a chance to see your home in
its everyday condition.
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4 S SfARK: TALK
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"He's got the whole world in
The honored veterans smiled
slightly as members of the Port St.
Joe High School chorus led the
student body in a medley of patri-
otic songs. The annual Veterans
Day program that is held at PSJHS
took place last Thursday. The gym
was decorated with plenty of red,
white, and blue. A special thanks
is due the Leadership class who
made quite a few patriotic signs for
We were honored to have a for-
mer graduate of PSJHS as our.
guest speaker, Seth Howell. In
addition to formally honoring the.
past and present veterans, the
program consisted of a drill exhibi-
tion by members of the ROTC, An
American Medley performed by the
chorus, and the sounding of the
bell in honor of those who made
the ultimate sacrifice for our coun-
try. The students of PSJHS are to
be commended for their attentive
behavior in this special recognition
of our service men and women.
Congratulations to the Voice of
Democracy essay contest winners.
First place went to Lisa Curry, sec-
ond place was Tommy Curry, and
third place went to Hilary
Patterson. Way to go guys!
Gold cards can be picked up in
the guidance office for.those who
made the honor roll this.past nine
week grading period. Any student
issued a card will be entitled to
free admission to school functions
throughout the county excepting
those events; at which passes are
prohibited by the Florida High
School Activities Association.
Seniors, don't forget to pay
your $25 Grad Night dues by
November 15. This will be one of
the last and most memorable
times we will be able to spend
together. Don't miss out on this
once in a lifetime opportunity.
Juniors also have $15 class
dues that need to be turned in
ASAP. They can be given to Mrs.
Crews, Carla Johnson, or
Margaret Gibson. These are a
must if you wish to attend prom
Seniors and Juniors, don't for-
get about signing up for those
important standardized tests
before it's too late. The SAT and
ACT are important to your future,
especially if you plant to attend
college. See those helpful ladies in
the guidance office for more infor-
Attention 18 year old males;
you must register with the selec-
tive service ASAP. See Mrs.
Ramsey in guidance for further
Anyone wishing to play club
volleyball with the Panama City
league, see Mr. Riley in the guid-
ance office. This is a great oppor-
tunity to better yourself for next
Tiger Shark basketball will
begin its season on November 30
at Mosley High. Get ready for an
exciting year! Ilook forward to see-
ing all of you at the game. Until
then, this is Rachel Geoghagan
sending you the latest news from
Have a fantastic week every-
Farica 's Cheers For Children
Farica's Cheers For Children is a program designed to provide a
wholesome and fun environment for children to develop cheerlead-
ing skills. Your child can benefit whether participating just for -
fun or if their desire is to become a cheerleader.
These skills will help to enhance a child's coordination, sharpness, and pre-
cision as well as prepare the child with a heart for cheerleading to belter perform
on the junior and senior high level.
Cheers For Children is directed by Miss Farica Quinn who is the daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Billy Charles Quinn. Jr. Farica is an honor student graduate of Port SI.
Joe High where she served as a cheerleader for five years. In addition to receiving
various awards, Farica was a National Cheerleading Association All-American
Nominee for jumps, stunts, best motions, spirit, and group performance each year
that St. Joe's cheerleading team attended the NCA camp.
Registration for Class K-4 & K-5, Class 1st & 2nd grade, and Class 3rd-5th
grade will be on November 15th at the Senior Citizen's Building located off
Highway 71 from 4-6 p.m.
For more information contact Miss Farica Quinn at 227-9801 or Mrs. Debble
Ward at 229-2619.
Port St. Joe Elementary School "Students of the Week" are
(front, 1 to r) second grader C. J. Butts, first grader Kyle Biggins,
kindergartner Sydney Owens, and pre-k student Karilynn
Samuelson; and (back, 1 to r) fifth graders Maryanne Earley and
Douglas May, fourth grader Forest Daniels, and third grader Reis
-^ ^LPHIN NEWS
SPORT ST. JOE
by Cindy Belin
Congratulations to our :
Students of the Week: Karilynn
Samuelson, Sydney Owens. Kyle
Biggins, CJ Butts, Reis Nelson,
Forest Daniels, Douglas May and ,
A special thanks, to our PTO
for the delicious 'Teacher Appre-
ciation" lunch they provided last
week. We appreciate our PTO!
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period will be sent home on
Monday, November 19. To sched-
ule a parent/teacher conference,
please call 227-1221.
School will be dismissed at
Why A Middle School?
by Pam Lister
,As we watch our children
grow up and move along thepath-
way of life, it is no secret that
these young ones we love so much
11:30 on Wednesday, November
,21. Lunch will not be served.
School will not be held on
November 22 and 23 due to our
Our faculty, staff and stu-
dents will enjoy performances by
flautist, Donna WissInger and
guitarist. Stephen Robinson,; on
Wednesday, November 28 at 8:15
and 9:25. Parents are invited to
School will not be held
December 24 through January 7
due to our Christmas Holiday.
Students will return to school on
seem like distinctly different peo-
ple, with varied and complex
needs at different times in their
development. They move from
completely dependent and trust-
ing infants we cuddle in our arms,
to, curious and adventurous tod-
dlers we chase through the yard,
to grade school children who
cause our hearts to skip a beat as
they wave good-bye and disap-
pear into their first grade class-
And all too soon, they hit the
pre-teen and early teen years, and
it's hard to know whether to inter-
vene or back away, give direction
or pray for divine intervention, or
simply batten down the hatches
and ride out the storm. It is dur-
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F' Faith Christian School
Thanksgiving is coming soon, boxes will be sent to a collection
and the first and second grade point this next Monday, Novem-
students of Faith Christian ber 19, so if any of our readers
School are busy preparing their want to contribute either to the
annual Thanksgiving Program. items in the boxes or to the $5
They will portray the pilgrims and transportation fee for each box,
their struggles during those early please do so by Friday, November
years in America and their depen- 16. Some boy or girl in a far-off
dence on God. land will be very happy and:
We always look forward to thankful to receive this gift at
this program and we invite you to Christmas.
join us. It will be held at Faith This past Monday Andrew
Christian on Monday evening, and Cathy Rutherford of the
November 19 at 7:00 p.m. for par- Family Life Church here in Port
ents and guests, Tuesday at the St. Joe were speakers at chapel.
nursing home, and again at the Mrs. Rutherford spoke to the
school on Wednesday morning at younger students about friends
8:30 for students and parents. bringing friends to Jesus. She
We also have a traditional used the text in Mark, chapter
Thanksgiving dinner in each class two, about the four men who low-
prepared by the parents and ered the sick friend on his bed
teachers. Some of the groups have through the roof to be healed by
wild game and try to eat only what Jesus. Rev. Rutherford spoke to
the pilgrims may have eaten; oth- the older group about "redeeming
ers en everything from turkey the time" from the book of
ers enjoy everything from turkey Romans. The Rutherfords are
and dressing, to fried chicken, to accomplished musicians and both
pizza. groups of students especially
The Beta Club is sponsoring a enjoyed the singing.
food drive for Thanksgiving bas- Thanksgiving holidays
kets, and they are encouraging will begin Wednesday, Noved
each class to pack shoeboxes for 21 at noon. There will be ro
boys and girls in foreign coun- extended day. We will return to
tries. This is in conjunction with s on Mnday November 26
Samaritan's Purse, a group head- school on Monday, November 26Have a
ed by at the sc Thanksgiving!me. Have
ed by Franklin Graham., These. Blessed Thanksgiving!
ing these years that our yourg-'
sters need so much and too often
get so little. It is a time of life
marked by transition. Everything
is changing-shapes and sizes.
thoughts and ideas, goals and
dreams. As parents. educators.
and other caring adults. we must
provide them with a supportive
and nurturing atmosphere that
fosters the development of charac-
ter and integrity, while also pro-
viding them with a place to live
out the last glimmers of childhood,
without fear or ridicule.
Middle school is a place for
just such transitions. As our stu-
dents move from dependent to
independent learners, they are
emerging as creative thinkers who
make well-reasoned, logical deci-
sions, all the while daring to
"think outside 'the box". They are
also in the process of taking
responsibility-for their actions,
their education, their attitudes,
and ultimately their futures. But
they can't do it without us. We
must provide guidance and
encouragement, while instilling
confidence and determination.
So you ask, "Why a middle
school?" And the resounding
answer returns: because our chil-
dren deserve it. They deserve the
best, most appropriate education
we can offer, and we owe them
WES has had an exciting year
thus far. The children are learn-
ing and having fun. The teachers
are teaching and having fun. The
administrators... well, anyway-
Contributing to our success
thus far is Mr. Billy Hoover. Mr.
Hoover joined our staff this year
as a third grade teacher. He
attended Wewahitchka High
School and is proud to call
Wewahitchka his hometown. Mr.
Hoover graduated from both Gulf
Coast Community College and the
Florida State University.
Mr. Hoover enjoys working
with children and the children
enjoy his class and instructional
manner. Among Mr. Hoover's
many endearing qualities are his
delightful sense of humor and dry
wit. Don't be too quick to believe
everything he says just because
he says it with a straight face.
He's full of surprises and keeps
those around him, students and
teachers alike, on their toes.
Mr. Hoover maintains a risk-
free learning environment: one in
which the children feel free to ask
questions, explore and experi-
ment. He has been successful in
building a rapport with his stu-
dents that is certain to make for
academic and social success.
Billy strives to develop curriculum
that not only incorporates all sub-
ject areas, but that has real-life
But for all Mr. Hoover's posi-
tive attributes there is one major
drawback. Sorry, ladies, he is no
longer available. Ms. Karen
Turner, Wewa Middle School
by Tom Bobne
Another week for news. Much
has happened, so there is much
First, the PSJ High School
will be holding a Pie Auction oh
Monday, November 19. It will be
in the commons area at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited and your sup-
port is greatly appreciated.
Last Monday the PSJ Middle
School boys basketball team
played Rouhlac Middle School.
Unfortunately, they lost but not
before putting up a good fight.
Their next game will be Tuesday,
November 20 in Wewa at 4:00
The Middle School girls bas-
ketball team has its first game of
the season in. Blountstown on
Monday, November 19 at
The Science Fair is next
Monday, November 19. It is
advised that students bring their
projects in this Friday.
Everyone is invited to our;
Science Fair Open House on.
Tuesday, November 20 from 6:00
to 7:30 p.m. The projects will be
on display upstairs in the gym.
PSJ Middle School's 12th
Annual Turkey Trot, a cross
country ,event, will be held on
Wednesday, November 21 at
Shark Stadium. The first race will
begin at 9:15 a.m. Parents and
grandparents are welcome.
As I close this week, I would
like to give condolences to those
who lost loved ones. in last
Monday's sad incident in New
York. Our country is trying every-
thing in its power to prevent such
tragedies. In times such as these,
we need to remember that we are
a strong nation and we will sur-
vive this period of sorrow in our
french fries, applesauce jello arid
milk or chef's salad meal.
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Sponsored by the Gulf County
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teacher, has laid claim to him.
They plan to be married in
December. Join us in welcoming
Mr. Hoover to the Warrior Family
and in congratulating him on his
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