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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 13, 2001
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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USPS 518-880
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2001


Area Sports Pg. IIA

Celebrations Pg. 10,12A

Teachers' Grants Pg. 6A

WIG Garden Grant pg. 6A

New Homes Project Pg. 1B

Law Enforcement Pg. 9A

Worship Choices Pgs 5c


School News

Classifieds.

Trades & Services


Pg.3,4B

Pg. 6B

Pg.7,8B


Wewahitchka's

Christmas Parade

Is Saturday Night
One of the highlights of the
Christmas season is to join the
nighttime festivities at the annual
Wewahitchka Christmas parade.
Saturday evening at 5:00 CT (just
after dark) music, lights, sirens,
floats, horses and much, much
more will get into action as the
sun goes down.
--:Jei Linton said .this year's
parade promises to be one of, if
not the, best ever.
"The response is looking
S great," she said, outlining several
ofl the floats and entrants that
hae already registered to enter
thk parade.
;. IOf course, one of the top
attractions, as always,.will be the
Shriners who will be present with
their complete entourage. Candy,
queens, antique cars, fire trucks,
ad ... did we mention Santa??
Santa will be, riding stop the
Wewahitchka fire truck throwing
candy and wishing '"Merry
Christmas" to the crowd.
Jeri asked that all persons
interested in entering the parade
call City Hall (639-2605) and sign
up.
She also suggested folks
might want to pay special atten-
tion to some of the new decora-
tions in place around the city. The
city purchased the material for
the. king-sized ornaments and
Fisher Construction (owned by
City Commissioner Ralph Fisher)
donated the labor to construct
them.


Mill


Tests


Look


Health Department Open House Today
One year ago on December half the total project. It was built requested for Phase II of constr
15th, the Gulf County Health at 2475 Garrison Avenue in Port tion which will cost $1.9 mill
Department held a groundbreak- St. Joe with funding of $1.3 mil- and will double the size to 24,0
ing ceremony at the site of its new lion from the Florida Department sq. ft.
building. Today, December 13th, of Health. An Open House is being h
they are sponsoring an Open today, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
House in Phase I of the Garrison Most of the personnel and in conjunction with the regu
Avenue facility, services moved into the new quarterly meeting with Big Be


Phase I of the project is
12,000 sq. ft. in size and is about


space, adjacent to the Pine Ridge
Apartment complex, the first week
of November. Funds have been


Good


Early Data Indicates Superfund Designation Very Unlikely


Representatives from Stone
Container. St. Joe Company. test-
ing consultants and FDEP
brought some early mill site test-
ing results to the public forum at
the Gulf County Commission
meeting Tuesday evening.
In a nut shell those early
results seem to indicate very good
news for property owners and a
community which sees the old site
as a possible economic stimulus
by hopefully housing a future port
site for Gulf County. All indica-
tions are that the site does not
have environmental issues that
will likely cause Super Fund des-
ignation as an environmentally
hazardous site.
Steve Hamilton, Stone's head
of Environmental Affairs, intro-
duced Steve Sagstad. senior asso-
,ciate for Malcolm Pirnie
Environmental Consultants.
whose team is conducting envi-
ronmental testing at the site.
Sagstad reviewed the testing
procedures and purpose of the
study. He explained that a total of
five wells had been strategically
drilled around the mill site and
sampling was done. One of the
wells. SCC4, tested slightly above
federal drinking water standards
for two families of VOC's (volatile
organic compounds). Both com-
pounds have dnnking water limits
of around five parts per billion.
One compound TCE tested at 15
ppb and the other VC tested at 20
ppb.
Test well SCC4 is located near
the boiler room at the center of


the mill's former production area.
Sagstad noted all indications are
the VOC's are localized at the one
well site area. He is also working
with the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
to further define and identify the
extent of VOC's at the SCC4 site.
Further testing of the area is
presently in progress.
Of the other four test wells at
the site. all tests met or were
below federal lirmts except well
SCC3. The testing lab listed one
compound of PCB at an estimated
concentration of .56 ppb (.50 is
allowable limits). The well will be
retested for PCB's and when test
results are received on the DEP
split testing of well samples, the
two different studies will be com-
pared.
Soil samples also located one
area of low level fuel oil contami-
nation.
Clay Smallwood spoke on
behalf of the St. Joe Company. He
stated that their results on testing
samples at the old impoundment
area (located north of the mill site)
were very similar to what had
been reported at the mill site. Very
low levels of dioxin had been
detected and one of the well sites
had to be retested. When inter-
viewed Smallwood said four sedi-
ment samples were taken in St.
Joseph Bay. as well as soil sam-
ples in the impoundment area.
Dioxin levels were well below
world health organization recom-
mended level for human con-
sumphon.


Blue Cross Is Big


Business In Florida


Local Hospital Not
Alone In Battle For Fees
In last week's edition of The
Star, it was reported that Gulf
Pines Hospital had dropped Blue
Cross as a service provider. The
article concentrated on the
reported reimbursement fees that
Blue Cross is offering to pay the
hospital for services rendered to
Blue Cross policyholders.
This week, the paper will con-
tinue this story seeking to expand
the story beyond the local hospi-
tal.
As it was pointed out last
week, the first thing you need to
know about hospital reimburse-
ment fees is they 'are hard to


1 Time Is Running

SOut To Mail

Those Letters

To Santa!

A mail delivery service, with connec-
tions direct to Santa at the North Pole,
has been placed at The Star (209-211
Reid Avenue) for kids to mail those all
important wishful letters-and now's
the time to get started writing yours


The letters will be sent to
1 1 1- I-.


understand. A formula is used
that is derived from a base charge
called per patient discharge. A
universal example of that figure
would be Medicare reimburse-
ment fees. Medicare pays Gulf
Pines Hospital $4,300 per patient
discharge--a figure that is widely
publicized as being traditionally
low.
The expired contract Blue
Cross was paying under gave Gulf
Pines, $2,200 per patient dis-
charge. A figure that hospital
owner Hugh Steeley said is the
same as was being paid 10 years
ago. During contract negotiations.
Blue Cross upped that figure
offering a $3,000 reimbursement
per patient discharge.
"I can't make payroll, none-
the-less break even at these
rates," Steeley said of the new
contract proposal.
Is This A Pattern?
In last week's article, it was
stated Indeed, this does seem
to be a disturbing trend among
area rural or community hospi-
(See Blue Cross on Page 12A)


Joe McGarrity. DEP represen-


tative, explained that DEP was


Steve Hamilton discusses testing procedures with Gulf County commissioners Tuesday evening.


Highway 98 Public Meeting


Set for T]
It's',been just over two years
*.< e the last public meeting t'o
discuss the Highway 98 realign-
ment issue. The St. Joe Company
has now completed a Planning
Development and Environmental
Study (PD&E) and is ready to
show their plans to the
community and present the study
data to the public again Thursday
evening at the Port St. Joe High
School Commons Area, beginning
at 5:30.
The road area in question is
3.74 miles of Highway 98 begin-
ning at Dixie Belle Curve and run-
ning to St. Joe Beach. Recorn-
mendations from the PD&E Study
are to realign the stretch of
Highway 98 inland returning to
existing Highway 98 at St. Joe
Beach as phase one. of a three.
phase project.
When completed,'the "Back
Beach Road" plan would stretch
from Dixie Belle Curve to Tyndall
Air Force Base with phase two
extending to Highway 386 .and
phase three extending to.Tyndall
Air Force Base behind Mexico
Beach.
SThe major issue to many. Gulf
countians has been a desire by
St. Joe Company to build a new
Highway 98 behind the existing
portion involved in phase one and
trade the new section of roadway
and right-of-way for phases two
and three for the existing section.
of Highway 98.


thursday Evening


This would have an estimated
.value of approximately S24 mil-
lion. St. Joe would also make
major provisions in its develop-
ment plans to keep the area open
to the public and enhance the
viewing and beach experience far
beyond what is currently avail-
able to local residents.
Local St. Joe/Arvida repre-
sentative, John Hendry, and St.
Joe Timberlands President Clay
Smallwood are encouraging con-
cerned citizens to "please" come
to the public meeting and hear
what they have to say.
They feel the company's plans
are not only good for St. Joe
Company, .but will provide
"unmatched" public.aecess areas
complete with all -the necessary
amenities along the beach.
Development would not. take
place on the old roadbed and
beachfront property would
remain basically as it is for all to
enjoy.
The company plans to develop
1,500 low density lots inland from
the beach and market them over
the next 10 to 20 years. They pro-
pose that an alternative develop-
ment plan would ultimately com-
promise the beach view and cre-
ate just exactly the situation that
neither the citizens nor St. Joe
Company wants to see occur
along the pristine beachfront.
A precursor to Thursday's


Santa,


who will personally answer all corre-
spondence which contains a self-
addressed stamped envelope. The let-
ters will then be forwarded to The
Star for printing in our Christmas issue
(December 20th).

The deadline for mailing Santa let-
ters to receive a reply from the jolly
old gentleman will be 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, December 17th. So, get busy
writing kids!


meeting took place during
Tuesday's regular county com-
rmsslon meeting. Commissioner
Jerry Barnes kicked off the dis-
cussion, saying phone calls he is
receiving do not support moving
the road. Barnes went on to sug-
gest the board put the question
before the public in the form of a
referendum.
The other four board mem-
bers saw no reason not to. and
voted 5-0 to carry' the. question
before the county residents.
Board Attorney Tim McFarland
will follow through with wording
of the referendum and discuss
setting up a special election with
Supervisor of Elections\ Linda
Griffin.
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. then, introduced Edward
Prescott, District Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation Secretary,
who outlined to the board and
(See Highway 98 on Page 3A)

Veterans Health
Care Alert
A proposed plan by the
Department of Veterans' Affairs,
to suspend enrollment this year to
health care for about 320,000 vet-
erans with earnings above the
VA's low-income threshold who do
riot have service-connected health
conditions was rejected just days
before it was to become policy!
This would have become effective
December 1.
This plan was to cover a $400
million shortfall in the VA budget
of $23 billion for healthcare. The
VA reached an agreement with the
Bush Administration to find the
money elsewhere.
Had the plan been imple-
mented, only those seeking enroll-
ment would have been barred.
This targeted veterans with no
service-connected health prob-
lems whose annual income
exceeds $24,000 for single veter-
ans and $28,000 for married vet-
erans. These veterans would be
classified by the VA as Category C,

Priority Group 7. Veterans already
enrolled would not have been
kicked out regardless of income or
service-connected status.
County Service Officer Bo
Williams encourages ALL eligible
veterans to seek immediate enroll-
ment. Williams indicated this
issue may raise its ugly head
again.
Williams encourages veterans
to call if they have questions con-
cerning the enrollment process, at
229-6125, Tuesdays through
Friday and 639-3019 on
Monday.


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mealtn Council..-nhe public is
invited to tour the facility and
enjoy refreshments.


Newly constructed 12i000 square foot building is now in full service


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2001


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"t4A44%jse4 I /O444 W& IUe4 by Kesley Colbert


The Little Community



With A Big Heart!!

For the second year in a row, I've been blessed with the privi-
lege of helping with the "Christmas For Kids" program.
Oft times you hear folks talk about what a special place this
community of Gulf County and our blood brothers to the west
(Mexico Beach) is. Sometimes we even act a whole lot like brothers
and sisters. It's okay if we squabble amongst ourselves a little, but
nobody else better pick on one of us or they'll have the whole
bunch to deal with.
That's especially the case when we have. those who need a
helping hand for whatever reason. "Christmas For Kids" is one of
those type of programs. When goals were being set to try and reach
an expected 170 local young people who might not otherwise get
to experience some of the Christmas grandeur, it was determined
that at least $5,000 would be needed.
A $5,000 goal was set and publicly announced along with
instruction as to how and where contributions could be made.
A few years.ago, members at the church I attend felt the call-
ing to begin a building program. The first order of business was to
start a fund-raising program. Goals were set based upon estimat-
ed cost for construction and the program got.underway.
Being good Baptists, you know we had to have at least three or
four committees involved here. After goals were set and deter-
mined, based on all our perceived expectations, this foreign con-
sultant (I believe he was from South Florida) took hold.of a piece
of chalk, extended his arm toward the chalkboard and commenced
to write another figure that exceeded abundantly what we had per-
ceived as an achievable goal.
"This is' what I call the hallelujah goal," he said. further
explaining that you never know what God has in store for you.
Hallelujahl!
That's right, hallelujah!!! "Christmas For Kids" has reached its
goal and, in fact, is a little over the $5,000 we hoped to reach with
a little time still left in the program.
What all of this means is that Christmas is just going to be a
little more special for approximately 170 kids. Every single solitary
dime that has been donated will go toward making Christmas
brighter for these kids. Sponsors involved in the program take care
of any other costs that come up, so no contributions are used for
any other purpose than the kids.
Any additional money or gifts received will continue to be used
for this year's program and more than was previously expected will
be given..
S May God bless each of you for continuing to prove whq~I've
known for so very long this little community has a big big
heart-Hallelujah!!


I Don't Remember


What Goes Next

Just a few months ago, I crossed that major threshold in time.
October 7, 2001 was not just the day America declared war on ter-
rorism, it was also my 50th birthday.
Not a big deal at all to me, was this momentous occasion. I felt
as though-I handled the whole incident rather well, but there are
a few things that are beginning to bother me somewhat. I caught
myself making up "you know you're getting old" jokes on myself
the other day.
No kidding-this is the truth ... You know you're getting old
when it takes, two pairs of glasses to see-one to know what's out
there and another to know what's up here!!!
Or you know you're getting old when there's more hair left in
the comb than on the head.
I would tell you the rest of these jewels, but I forgot the best
ones .


Topping The Veg-
\Wh doesn't "something for birthday happens to fall in
the kitchen" count as a gift? December .


Hey, it's time for my annual
shopping tips and gift buying pos-
sibilities report! And I have s5me
bad news for the both of us.
I am about tipped out!
You think about it. I have been
married forever! You figure that's a
birthday, an anniversary and a
Christmas gift each of those years:
And to the best of my recollection.
I was "remembering" her on her
birthday and at; Christmas for at
least a decade before we-were
married. The math is pretty ssim-
ple-even if you factor -in the
anniversary I forgot, and added a
couple of "extras" I had to toss -in
for hurting her feelings-I've had
to come up with a thousand gifts.

How many genuine solid gold
fourteen karat necklaces can you
buy? How many pairs of fur lined
house slippers can you crowd into
one closet? She can only wear one
of those giant bathrobes with, the
peacock embroidered on the back
at a time. We've got enough can-
dles to light up Detroit City. And
I've given her more picture frames
than we've got pictures.


And how come \wves don't
come in regular sizes? I have
bought small sweaters that were
too large. And large pant suits that
were too small.
SWe could take a month-long
Norwegian sea cruise on the
money I have spent on wrapping
paper alone!
And just to complicate, and
exasperate my philanthropic pre-
disposition, her birthday falls in
December. I've got to come up with
two ideas. Two separate good gift
ideasl!
I remember way back early in
our marriage I suggested possibly
one really special present that
could cover both' days ....
Silly me.
Our boys became a little hard
to buy for after their first
Christmas. Cathy bought them
every possible thing you could
think of the very first year! I point-
ed out rat her softly that the bicycle
and the 'roller blades and. the
remote contr61 airplane might be a
little advanced for a guy still on
Enfamil.
Si gotthe lecture on the joys of
giving. And what the season was
about. And how little she had on
her first Christmas. And the starv-
ing children in India. iAnd .how
chinchy'it would be to cheat a per-
son out, of a gift if his, or her,


It became crystal clear early in
our iamnly history that she would
take care of the boys gifts. That, of
course, would free me up to con-
centrate on her "packages."
A good guide to intelligent
shopping is to think back to spe-
cial gifts that you have received. If
you liked it, chances are it will also
be a hit with your spouse, or chil-
dren or that special friend in
Peoria.
Do you reckon, Cathy would
enjoy a sack of little green plastic
army men? Let me tell you, it was
one of the best gifts I ever found
under the tree! She could fight
WWI- and WWII before breakfast.
She could set them around her bed
and sleep soundly. I could show
her how to blend sulfur, potassium
nitrate and charcoal into gunpow-
der, and she could blow them off
the front porch!
I don't reckon there's another
gift out there with the versatility
and staying power of those little
army men!
Something tells, me this."giving
what you'd like to get" theory does-
n't hold true except in nursery
rhymes and fairy tales ....
Cathy. usually leaves little
hints lying around at this time of
year to help me along. You know
what I mean? For instance, she
will accidentally leave the Gordon


i-matic!

jewelry book lying on the l then
counter accidentally open to page
37. That's the one showing the
matching diamond studded sap-
phire emerald pierced earnings.
pendant and ankle bracelet. I'm
accidentally supposed to notice it
and get a subliminal message as
I'm putting together a peanut but-
ter and jelly sandwich.
Guys, here's this year's shop-
ping tip. Don't accidentally look at
nothing on your kitchen counter
until after January 3rd.
And remember,' the carryover
rule is not in effect.-if you find two
good gifts this year and go ahead
and. buy them both-you can't
pass on the next birthday or
anniversary.
I've been checking the T.V.
commercials. You have to use
every tool at your disposal in this
"gift-coming-up-with" adventure. I
kinda like that fat burning belt
that sends out little electric waves.
I reckon it shocks the pounds
away. It promises you can lose
inches without having to buy all
those expensive and bulky weight
machines. And if I order immedi-
ately they will send a second belt
free
I could give her one for her
birthday and the other. one on
Christmas ....
You talk about two birds with
(See KESLEY ON PAGE,3)


Looking Back at History Worthy ofRemembra


I TOLD YOU I read National
Geographic every month; actual-
ly I subscribe, to.the magazine.
The latter part of last month
I received a video cassette from
them-freel It was about Pearl
Harbor and the attack the
Japanese made on it a week and
60 years ago. About a-week or so
later, National Geographic spon-
sored its. showing on television.
It was sort of a preview.
The story line was built
around the search for the only
midget .submarine still unac-
counted for, of the six the Japan-
ese used in the attack. The video
was narrated by Tom Brokaw.
Those sailors and marines
went through literal.hell in that
attack. Most of the U.S. -deaths
occurred at the sinking of the USS
ARIZONA. Over 1,200 men per-
ished when a bomb went
through the top deck and hit the
ship's powder magazine for one
of the big gun turrets, causing
the entire ship to explode.

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Wesley R. Rc
Shirley Rams


That was the last day a bat-
tleship was used in battle.

ALL OF THE AIRCRAFT
carriers were out to sea on the
day of the bombing and so
missed being damaged, giving
the U.S. the use of their most
valuable naval vessel of the war.

WHERE WERE YOU when
the attack hit?
Some people can remember
where they were and what they
were doing when the announce-
ment came over the radio. I only
remember that I was sick in bed.
Years later, Frenchie and I


-THE STAR-
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had our last daughter, borri on
Pearl Harbor Day. We didn't plan
it that way; it just happened! I
guarantee you, we will never' for-
get Pearl Harbor Day!
Nor should any of us!
.Just like we should never
forget September11. l
.Did you know there were
more people killed on September
11, this year, than were killed on
both sides on Pearl Harbor Day?,
And it took less time -to accom-
plish, too. I hope it doesn't take
as long to revenge the Septei nber
11 attack ... and the hardships
for the entire nation tohave to
endure.


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MARLENE WOMACK has
had a series of articles in the
Panama City News-Herald in her
historical column about the
Wainwright Shipyard which was
erected solely to build Liberty
Ships for that war. When the war.
was over,, the shipyard ceased
production 'and was torn down.
Gulf Coast Community College
was first located in some of the
surplus buildings -built for the
Shipyard. .
Several :people from' here
worked in the shipyard'. and
the building of Tyndall Field.
Everything around here was
on a war'-time footing.
Ladies began working in all
the industrial plants, there was
rationing of all that we, term
. necessities today.

THERE WAS FORMERLY a
community on some of the Tyn-
dall property in the vicinity
where the drones crashed on
take-off several weeks ago. I have .


SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $20o00 IN COUNTY $13.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY 4 $30.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY-- $20.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount receive4.for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


looked for it several times in
recent years, but it has disap-
peared or else the underbrush
has thickened to hide it.
There was a school .house
and several other buildings,
standing in a thicket of oak
trees,.but they are not there
now.
I used to see it in 1942 or 43,
when Daddy took me to the doc-
tor' in Pensacola. I always won-
dered what the name of the set-
tlement was, before they had to
vacate it for the construction of
Tyndall Field.
Navy seaplanes were sta-
tioned in the bay, near the pier.
They went out on.submarine
patrol every day after the Empire
Mica was sunk.
St. Joe Lumber & Export
Company, a large sawmill locat-
ed here, where the .Wastewater
Treatment Plant is now located,
'operated 24 hours a day, sawing
timber for the war effort.
Timber from St. Vincent


Date
Dec. 14
Dec. 15
Dec. 16
Dec. 17
Dec. 18


rnce i..

Island was brought to the mill
and sawn up for use as decking
on U.S. submarines. The timber
was brought across Indian
.Lagoon by truck, crossing- oh
just two stringers held up by pil-
ing. Our former police chiff,
Buck Griffin, drove one of the
trucks. i
They sent -out a regular
patrol along the bay shore,' dt
night, looking for attempted
saboteurs to try coming ashore
from submarines lurking in the
Gulf, looking for tankers to tor-
pedo. They went put every nilhi,
on horseback. :
One night,.. a lumber ship,
loaded with lumber, left St. b.e
Lumber & Export Company, iith
German saboteurs on board and
they tried to scuttle the ship in
the channel, closing the harl6i.
An American, also on boari,
realized what they were dbing
and steered the ship into shallow
water. The ship is still tiere,
known by local fishermen as "the
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98

those present exactly what was
going on as far as FDOT was con-
.cerned. He reviewed the three


From Page 1

phases of the road planning and
various state road department
funds that are in use on the pro-


ject.
Prescott also briefly discussed
a second project that Opportunity
Florida is involved in which will be
studying a possible corridor route
"Gulf Coast Parkway" from
Highway 98 to Highway 231.


Finally he explained that
FDOT would ultimately have the
final say as to what the fate of the
*existing 3.74 miles of Highway 98
would be. But, he pointed out
that he would listen to local gov-
ernment and the community and


that their input would have a
major impact on any decision that
would be made. He also stated he.;
felt St. Joe's plans have potential
if properly done.
Several residents also spoke
up on the issue voicing opinions.
both objecting to and favoring the
plans.
Public Hearing Scheduled
The public hearing will be
held at the Port St. Joe High
School Commons 'Area on
December 13th from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m., ET, located at 100 Shark
Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Copies of the draft State
Environmental Impact Report and


draft Preliminary Engineering
Report that document tht i4find-
ings of the PD&E Study are a\'val-
able for public review at the Gulf
County Public Library. located at
110 Library Drive in Port St. Joe.
The agenda includes an6 pen
house for the public to review the
hearing documents from 5:30 to
6:00, a presentation by St. Joe
Company/Arvida on the project
and its associated impacts from
6:00 to 6:30, and a period for
public testimony from 6:30 to
8:30.
Before and after the hearing,
St. Joe Company/Arvida repre-
sentatives will be available to
answ\'er questions.


From left are Cathy Cox, Allen;Cox, and Kay Eubanks


Local Business Secures


Affiliation with Prudential


S When local business couple
Allen and Cathy Cox reunited
with long-time friend and real
,estate professional and developer
Kay Eubanks last year, they saw
SGclAGoihitfAat a crossroad: guide
the f'oces of development in our
community, or face being swal-
lowed by poorly-planned growth.
Many factors have combined,
to make Gulf County, Port St. Joe,
and Mexico Beach a destination
for people all over the United
States who are seeking to recap-
ture a sense of place and perspec-
tive. ,
"We are caught unprepared
for responding to the onslaught of
interest by the thousands of visi-
tors to Gulf County," remarked
Allen Cox, "and risk losing our
identity as a community if we
don't marshal our collective tal-
ents to respond."
"Prudential is just the com-
plementary component to round
out the local team," says Kay,
"and coupled .with our profes-
sional staff, and abilities in con-
struction and development,
means we aren't just a simple real
estate sales agency, but a full ser-
vice local company that can help
build a better Gulf. County and
Mexico Beach, not just sell it away


one piece at a.time. We intend to
be around for a long time and be
a positive force in influencing
growth."
The Cox. Associates-
Prudential teanmi of .llen aHd Kay
have projects underway from
South Gulf County to 'Mexico
.Beach, designed for both local
residential needs as well as the
relocating visitor and investors.
(See PRUDENTIAL on Page 8A)


Kesley

(From Page 2)
one stone-i' could get the whole
flock! She shapes up. I don't have
to go to the mall. Ifs not. for the
kitchen! And I don't have to spend
Christmas Eve putting some kind
, of contraption together, following
Steps .Aand B and....
SListen, this could top the year
I got her the non-flammable linen
bedspread.'It could be even better
than the talking desk organizer. Or
the Oriental rug with her initials.
Or the Ronco Veg-i-matic.
It's Beginning To Look
A Lot Like Christmas,
Kes


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We Have A Sister
Trey, Chris, Adam and Kaylee
Murphy would like to announce
the birth of their sister. Shaina
Nicole Murphy was greetedby her
father and mother, Bobby and
Paige, at Gulf Coast Community
Hospital on November 14th. She
weighed seven pounds, ten
ounces, and measured 20 inches
long.
Her paterrial grandparents
are the late Robert and Mae
Murphy of Wewahitchka. Her
maternal grandparents are
Jimmy and Margaret O'Neal of
Havana. Shaina was named by.
her godfather, Shane Semies of
Wewahitchka.
P.S.-Shaina can't wait to start
spending time with her Logga,
Priscilla Forehand.

DAR Christmas-
Membership Tea
The members of .the St.
Joseph Bay Chapter National
Society Daughters of the Ameri-,
can Revolution will hold their
membership tea on Wednesday,
December 19th at 3:00 to 5:00
p.m. in the fellowship hall of the
First United Methodist Church in
Port St. Joe.


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Plans March Wedding
JL: 1"ClvOrfJ%J^ H"l WeddUlving


Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Marsh
of Ozark announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming marriage of,
their daughter. Tamara Alison, to
Wilbur Fred Flowers 111, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbur Fred Flowers. Jr.,
also of Ozark.
Tamara is the granddaughter
of E.R. (Doc) Peters and the late
Oma Peters and the late Mr. and
Mrs. T.R. (Bob) Marsh all of
Ozark. She received her under-
graduate degree from Auburn
University and her Doctor of
Podiatric Medicine from Barry
University in-Miami. Her surgical
residency was completed at
Edgewater Medical Center in
Chicago. Currently she is a podi-
atric physician and surgeon in
private practice in Apalachicola.
Fred is the grandson of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D.
Hall and the late Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Fred Flowers, Sr., all of
Ozark. He received his undergrad-
uate degree from the University of
Alabama and his Master's degree

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Sinr secondary education from,
Auburn University. He is.
presently teaching high school in
Port St. Joe. -
A small, private ceremony is
planned March '30, 2002 at the?
Mandala Bay 'Resort in Las
Vegas, Nevada.


Jacqueline and
Jannetta Peters
Sisters Celebrate
Jannetta and Jacqueline
Peters, the daughters of Mr. and.
Mrs. James Samuel Peters of Port
St. Joe \\ill celebrate their birth-
days during December.
Jannetta will be 10 on
December 19th, and Jacqueline
will be 9 on December 21..
The girls' grandparents are
Mrs. hMai' Peters and the late
Nathan Peters, Sr., of Port St. Joe,
and Milr. and Mrs. Willis Nix, Sr., of
Gordon, Alabama.

Open House.
.Prize Winners
Winners of the door prizes at
Ard's Christmas Open 'House
include Ruth Phillip, Kari
SSummer, Margaret Chitty, Debbie
Williams. receiving $25 gift certifi-
cates: Dorothy Hannon and Lula
Wilson won Christmas arrange-
ments; and Adrian Browning won
a Christmas bear.
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coming to see us at our Open
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members. This troop Is open to
grades 9-12. If you thought Girl
Scouts is only for younger girls,
think again There are wider ops
for older girls both here and
broad. .
Senior Girl Scouts earning
their Gold Award qualify' for schol-
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most colleges consider-it an asset
to list this leadership 'award on
your resume.
Seniors work on leadership
skills and community service pro-
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patches and a wide vanety of
activities. The older girls work


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girl scouts earn badges and learn-
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Twenty teenage girls from
across Florida competed for a
share of S5.700 in college scholar-
ships Friday.and Saturday at the
Destin Community Center in
Destin.
Lisa Curry. Gull County's
Junior Miss, .received ,$100 in


scholarship money.
Jacqueline Geier, Seminole
County's Junior Miss. walked
away with the title of Florida's
Junior Miss 2002 and S1,850 in
cash scholarships. She will go on
to complete in the America's
Junior Miss National Finals in
Mobile. Alabama in June, where
she will have the opportunity to
win a share of more than
8200,000 in cash scholarships.


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From left are Linda Maloy, June Gray, Linda Griffin, Rita
Theis, and Patricia Perryman.

Sweet Nothings Take 1st Place
Pam Nobles' students attended Dance Makers,, Inc. in Mobile,
Alabama, on November 17th and 18th. The adult ladies group performed
a jazz number to the song "Sweet Nothings" and was judged by three
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brothers, Trey, Adam and Chris:
and' one sister, Shaina. Her grand-
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Gulf Teachers Awarded Grants for Innovative Programs


Through a special program,
funded by an investment from St.
Joe and Arvida's Northwest
Florida Improvement Foundation
(NFIF), the Education Foundation
of Gulf County (EFGC) announced
Tuesday, December 4th, the
selection of 10 teaching and
learning grants for Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka schools.


Receive Funding in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka


ers can contact Catherine Barfield
at 229-6940.
"We're pleased that so many
teachers applied for these initial
grants, and we would hope that
as others learn about them, that
they will apply," said Pamela
Selton, director of The Northwest
Florida Improvement Foundation.
'There's no greater investment


The grants, totaling $7,400 than education, and our o10
provide for a range of innovative tion intends this program
initiatives designed to challenge way to assist teachers and
students and improve student dents in a truly meaningfu
achievement. The NFIF was lasting way."
founded by The St. Joe Company "The grant programs th
and is funded by sales at commu- selected demonstrate the
cities like WindMark Beach. level of teaching in our
The programs were selected schools," said David Warrii
by the EFGC from proposals sub- the Education Foundation o
mitted by area school teachers. A County. 'There's so much
total of $12,000 in NFIF funded that our teachers could p:
grants will be awarded by our students, if they only ha
January 2002, and teachers funds. Our foundation was e
interested in applying for grants lished to provide that addi
for spring semester 2002, should support for area educators.
submit a proposal by December investments like the one
20th. To learn more about the NFIF has made, and with
grant aDDlicatinn nrocess, teach- from others in our region

Local Community Garden


unda-
as a
1 stu-
I and

iat we
high
area
ner of
of Gulf
more
provide
ad the
estab-
itional
. With
that
Help
n, we


hope to expand the support we
can provide."
The first recipients include
five programs at Port St. Joe
Elementary, one at Port St. Joe
Middle School, two at
Wewahitchka Elementary School
and two at Wewahitchka High
School.
Among those selected at the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
were:
*Carmel Dodson for a pro-
gram for Exceptional Student
Education 'which will focus on
meeting the differing needs of stu-
dents and which focuses on read-
ing and writing and involves par-
eits in the process;
*Karen Minger's "Leapfrog
School House" to enhance the
language arts curriculum for first
graders;
*Cindy Phillips and her third'
graders, to create a school'weath-
er station;
*DeEtta Smallwood, for
"Paint," Promoting Art Through


Receives $10,000


from Arvida Foundation to Create Family Garden


Britt Greene, president of the
board of the Northwest Florida
Improvement Foundation (NFIF)
presented Clarence Monette,
chairman of the board of directors
of the Washington Improvement
Groug (WIG) with a check for
$10,000 to establish a community
garden on land lent by The St. Joe
Company. The NFIF was estab-
lished by The St. Joe Company
and is funded by sales in Arvida
communities like WindMark
Beach in Gulf County. The WIG is
a collaboration of six churches
and five community organizations
that share a vision of making the
North Port St. Joe area an appeal-
ing community for children and
adults.
The garden, which is being
designed with the assistance of
Roy Carter, Gulf County's exten-
sion director, will provide eight


they are the best forms of neigh-
borhood watch. Gardening gets
people out of their homes mixing
and rmngling. Educators suggest
that students reap tremendous
benefit from gardening as it builds
responsibility, cooperative behav-
ior, environmental awareness,
builds pnde. confidence and self-
esteem."
Also attending the ceremony
on behalf of WIG were Vincent
Addison, Phillip King, Roy Carter,
Mrs. Deborah Crosby, and
Commissioner Nathan Peters.
Individuals interested in partic-
ipating in the community gardens
may contact Marshal Harpool,
executive director of the Washing-
ton Improvement Group or
Vincent Addison, administrative
assistant at 850/229-6847.
WIG was incorporated in
1993 as a 501C 3 not-for-profit


Walton counties. They consider
their grants as investments, not
as charity or obligations, and look
for comprehensive investments
that pay long-term trturns on the
quality of life within the region.
The foundation is especially-
responsive to programs where
foundation efforts can be lever-
aged in concert with others, so
that the community, working
together, can most effectively
address the large, pervasive chal-
lenges facing the region. For more
Information about the NFIF, con-
tact the foundation's director,
Pamela Selton at-850/231-6558.


the Internet, which will expose
her fourth grade students to
famous works of art; and,
*Brenda Wood's "Caught in
Florida's Web"-a program
designed to teach fourth graders
the history of Florida through the
use of computers.
At Port St. Joe Middle School
Judy Campbell was awarded a
grant for audio-support to develop
independent reading among mid-
dle schoolers.
At Wewahitchka Elementary
School, Pamr Sumner and Tonya
Boswell were awarded a grant to
build an educated vocabulary
using visual mnemonics and
Lawrence Brown was awarded a
grant to create a working garden
with his Exceptional Student
Education Class to "sow the seeds
of math, science, and technology"
that will generate writing about
their lessons.
Karen Turner at Wewahitchka
High School was awarded a grant
for "Hands on Equations" which
is a new method for teaching lin-
ear algebraic equations to seventh
and eighth graders.
Bill TrubN. of WfVewahitchka
High School received a grart for
the "Above and Beyond Team" for
their academic competition.
The Gulf County Education
Foundation, Inc. (GCEF) was
established to enhance the learn-
ing environment in Gulf County
schools. It is a broadly based non-
profit community organization
whose purpose is exclusively edu-
cational and charitable.
The foundation secures and
distributes contributions from
individuals, corporations, govern-
mental entities, and other foun-
dations to benefit Gulf County's
public education system. To learn
more about the GCEF or to con-
tribute to their mission, contact


Ceremonies
Catherine Barfield, School
Liaison, at 229-6940.
The Northwest Florida
Improvement, established by The
St. Joe Company in 1999, and
funded by sales in Arvida commu-
nities like WindMark Beach in


Gulf County, is dedicated to
improving the quality of life for
the people of Northwest Florida
through programs that improve
education, health, parks and
recreation, art and culture, and
community spirit.


Shown from left are David Warriner, Pam Selton, Cindy Phillips,
Karen Minger, Brenda Wood, Carmel Dodson, DeEtta Smallwood and
Catherine Barfield.


Shown from left are Karen Turner, David Warriner, Pam Selton,
Pam Sumner. Tonya Boswell, John Hendry, Catherine Barfield and Dr.
Bill Truby.


AL .I.
On hand at the presentation of the $10,000 check were (from
left) Vincent Addison of WIG, Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.,
John Hendry, Phillip King, and Pamela Selton of Arvida.


plots for families and individuals
to grow their own gardens. The
intent is that the gardens will be
self-sustaining, through volunteer
help and through the-collection of
minimal user fees for either the
spring or fall growing season.
Habilitative Seivices of North
Florida, Inc., and IPO/Arizona
Chemical, Inc., have each con-
tributed $4,000 for the creation of
children's gardens, currently
overseen by WIG, and this larger
community garden is emerging
from their initial investments.
NFIF funds will be used to create
the infrastructure, including irri-
gation, soil preparation and gar-
den supplies, as well as to
purchase tools and secured stor-
;age facilities and to pay for a
weekly coordinator to staff the
facility.
"Our foundation seeks collab-
orative initiatives that can be sus-
taining and which ultimately
strengthen community," said
Greene. "The WIG garden fits that
goal beautifully. We like that these
kinds of gardens have, in other
communities where they exist,
helped build -community spirit
and pride."
"We appreciate that the NFIF
understands the value of this ini-
tiative for the North Port St. Joe
community," said Monette. "We
belive this is an important part of
building community. People who
work in community gardens say

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corporation organized to operate
exclusively for charitable and edu-
cational purposes, including but
not limited to the improvement of
conditions of the poor, the under-
privileged, and victims of discrim-
ination and alienation. A
volunteer board of directors con-
sisting of 11 to 15 members gov-
erns WIG; The'rhembers of the
board represent sLx churches eli-
gible for funding from the Jessie
Ball duPont Fund; five other com-
munity churches and community
organizations; and the chairper-
sons of the WIG standing commit-
tees.
The NFIF is dedicated to
improving the quality of life for the
people of Northwest Florida
through programs that improve
education, health, parks and
recreation, art and culture, and
community spirit. Each year, the
foundation's board priorities
their investment options, allocat-
ing a certain percentage of the
available fuSds among the various
categories in Gulf, Bay, and

Cook from Page 5
219 candidates. Promotions are
anticipated in January 2002.
Detective Cook is currently
assigned to the Media Relations
Bureau as a Public Information
Officer. She is responsible for on-
camera interviews at crime scenes
with local, national, and interna-
tional media, preparing press
releases and coordinating media
requests for interview with
departmental personnel.
She is the daughter of Lillian
Neal and granddaughter of
Isadora Blackshire of Port St. Joe.


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Commodity
Recertification
Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents will take place on Wednes-
day, December 19 from 12:00
noon to 3:00 p.m. CT at the old
Gulf County Courthouse in
Wewahitchka. Those in Wewa-
hitchka whose cards have expired
should bring, their necessary
papers on that day to re-certify.
The Commodity Office in
room 303 of the Robert M. Moore
Administrative Building at the
SCourthouse in Port St. Joe is open
Monday through Friday (except
holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ET for recertification.
Please notethat the next com-
modity distribution will be in
January. For further information
feel free to call 229-9114, 639-
5068, or 639-5069.

Republican
Party Meeting
The December meeting of the
Gull" County Republican Party will'
be held at the Allen Cox &
Associates' office on Reid Avenue,
Monday December 17 at 5:30
p.m. This will be a short business
meeting.
All interested Republicans are
welcome to attend.
Fish Fry Thanks
Many thanks to Mark Moore
and St. Joe Shrimp for their dona-
tion of fish for the benefit 'Fish Fry
held December 7th. Also a special
Thanks to Debra Wood.
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Prudential--fom page


"Up to this point, many of us
have been fragmented in our

Last Chance for
Area Businesses to
Advertise in New
Visitor's Guide
The deadline for reserving
advertising space in the new Gulf
county Discovery Guide (new visi-
tor's guide), published jointly by
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce and the Gulf County
Tourism Development Council, is
almost here.
Deadline for reserving space
is Friday, December 14 at 5:00
p.m. Space can be reserved by:
*Calling the Chamber of
Commerce at 850/227-1223.
*Coming to the Chamber
office at 104 West 4th Street, Port
St. Joe.
*Faxing a request .foi6 reserva-.
tion to the Chamber at 850/227-
9684.
*Calling the Tourism Develop-
ment office at 850/227-7800.
"What a great way for poten-
tial members to join the
Chamber," said Sandra Chafin.
executive director. "They can
begin their membership with a
bang by being part of a very excit-
ing new Discovery Guide that is
generating a tremendous amount
of excitement among chamber
members and everyone who sees
the sample copy.
"So to everyone who has been
procrastinating about joining the
Chamber, or to those who have
just forgotten to do it, now is the
time. Join the Chamber by
December 14 and really enjoy an
incredible bargain and benefit!"
The Gulf County Discovery
Guide is due out in early 2002
and is the pnmary advertising
piece from the Chamber and the
Tourism Development Council to
"sell" Gulf County and all its
amenities to visitors, potential
new residents, and new busi-
nesses looking to move into the
area.
For information and to
reserve ad space. call the
'Chamber of Commerce at
850/227-1223.


response to the ever-increasing
tide of visitors seeking to own a
small part of our local paradise,"
commented Kay Eubanks, who is
a veteran of the growth wars
brought by large population
increases in places such as
Tallahassee, Denver, and the
coast of South Carolina. Kay has
owned a home in Mexico Beach
for over twenty years, and
watched the changes that have
come to our area.
Both Allen and Kay cite the
need for locally owned businesses
to be better prepared in winning a
share of the growth coming to
Gulf County, and not allow out-
side interests to reduce local busi-
nesses. to the role of spectators.
"That'si why," comments Alien,
"we have organized the first fully
v'ertcally integrated real estate'
development company in Gulf
County, locally owned and provid-
ing jobs and economic opportu-
nity for local workers. We have
joined together construction, real
estate investment, property, man-
agement, and real estate broker-
age into one organization."
These local businesses
include James A. Cox Associates,
Inc., CQ Development, LLC. and
Distinctive Properties, LLC, which
has secured a national franchise
affiliation with one of the most
respected names in real estate,
Prudential Realty Services.
In addition. Allen and Kay
have drawn on their network of
professional resources and
secured affiliated relationships in
architectural services with the
Justice Design Group. Ltd.. of
Greenville, South Carolina: civil
engineering services with James
C. Guilford and Associates: and




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Wewa Board Cancels
Dec. 24th Meeting
Wewahitchka city commis-
sioners voted to cancel their regu-
larly scheduled meeting for
December 24th and will instead
tackle any needed, business dur-,
ing the board's first meeting in
January.
The boaid also accepted an
invitation from the Wewahitchka
City Employees Club to join them
for lunch at, Friday noon.
December 21st. City Hall will be
closed from Friday noon,
December 21st. until Wednesday
morning. December 26th.


fli~a~hawh T YNii McNair Thanks
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The family of Lenora
Driesbach would like to thank you
for the love and acts of kindness
shown during their time of
bereavement.
Driesbach Family


I would like to thank each and
every one for their prayers, visits,
calls, cards, flowers and gifts. Also
thanks to Gulf Pines Hospital
staff, Bay Medical Staff,
HealthSouth staff and Gulf
County EMS. May God bless you.
Marian McNair and family'


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Natural gas supplies vitally needed
energy to thousands of homes,
businesses and industries :in Florida.
Energy, whether it be in the form of gas,
electricity, oil, water, etc., when uncon-
trolled can be dangerous.
,Even though a record of safe opera-
tions has been established over the
years by the regulated gas industry,
knowledge of the information contained
in this ad can assist you in recognizing a
potentially hazardous condition and take
appropriate action to safeguard life and
property.
Q. What Are Some Of The Character-
istics Of Natural Gas A User
Should Know?
A. Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons
composed mainly of methane and 'exhibits
the following characteristics:
.1. Odorless-an odor is added to this gas.
2. It is lighter than air and if released will
rise into the atmosphere unless trapped.
3. It is nontoxic. However, as with any burn-
ing process, incomplete combustion will
form carbon monoxide which is toxic.
4. I.t is colorless.. ,
5. It has a flammability range of from 40o to
14% (approximate values by volume of
gas to air).
Q. Is Natural Gas Dangerous?,
A. Gas, like all, forms of energy,is. capable of
doing damage and rust be used properly.
However, the experience with natural gas
use shows it to be more safe than other
energy sources which you use in your home
or business.
Q. What Should You Know About
Gas Odor?
A. 1. Natural gas doesn't normally have an




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2. A substance is added by your gas com-
pany to give natural gas a "rotten-egg"
smell should it escape.
3. Become familiar with the smell. Should
you detect this odor, it doesn't positively
tell you that there is a gas leak; but this is
sufficient reason for you to call your gas
company and have them investigate.

Q. What Additional Ways Can You
SDetect A Gas Leak?
A. 1. When the ground is wet, you may detect
a leak by seeing bubbles rising through.
puddles of water in a uniform manner.
2. A large, leak of gas from underground
piping may be able to be seen by sand
blowing around a small hole in the
ground; it may be felt.just as you may feel
air leaking from a small hole in a tire or
air hose; and if it is a large leak, a noise
can be heard similar to air leaking.
3. A flame at or around appliance piping
other than at the burner indicates leak-
9age :.
Q. The Fact That A "Rotten-Egg"
Odor Is Detected, Does Than
Mean That There Is A Natural Gas,
Leak? ,
A. No. But this should be checked to assfre
that the odor isn't an indication of a gas
leak. Call your gas company and report it.
Odors similar to that of natural gas may
come from the following:
1. A sewer system.
2. A water aeration plant which has a sul-
phur content.
3. Swamps or bogs.
4. Areas where the land has been filled, etc.
0. If There Is A Gas Leak, Will You
Always Smell An Odor?
A: No. If gas leaks from an above ground pipe,
there should always be an odor. However,
such as a leak from an underground service
line or main, the ground acts as a filter and


can remove the odor from the gas.
Q. Why Isn't A Gas Odor Smelled
When the Gas Is Burned On A Gas
Range or Furnace?
A. The material used to odorize the gas is
flammable and is consumed in the process
of burning. If your equipment is properly
adjusted you should not detect the odor
when you are using your appliances.
Q. What Can One Do To Reduce The
Possibility Of An Accident?
A. First keep the emergency telephone num-
ber of your gas company handy. A good
place to keep this number is to write it down
in the front of your telephone book along
with other emergency telephone numbers
such as fire, police, etc.
Other things which should be done to
improve safety as well as conserve energy
are:
1. Teach children that they are not to play
with any appliances in the home.
2. Clean the burners and have them
checked for proper adjustment periodi-
cally.
3. Repairs, installations and removal of
appliances are jobs for qualified persons.
Use only qualified people to do this work.
.4. If lighting of an appliance is required,
ALWAYS light match and hold at ignition
point of burner before you turn on the
gas.
5. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for
operation and care of gas appliances.
6. Never take a chance. If you think you
smell gas, call your.gas company.
Q. What Should be Done When One
Believes He Smells Gas?
A. There are many possible conditions which
could be encountered, thus it isn't possible
to give specific instructions for every situa-
tion: The following examples provide gener-
al instructions which should assist:
1. If a slight odor is detected in a localized


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area or room of a building-do not use a
match or other flame in the area; call the
gas company immediately.
2. If a strong odor is detected in a building
:or other confined space-do not operate
electrical switches, light matches or use
an open. flame; however, do open win-
dows and doors to ventilate the area.
(caution: don't turn on exhaust .fans)
leave the building and call the gas com-
pany.
3. If a strong odor is detected in a building
and/or a hissing sound is heard-do not
operate electrical switches, lights or
other devices; do evacuate the building
leaving exit doors open on your way out,
warn persons to stay clear of the building
and call the fire department and gas
S company immediately from another loca-
tion.
4. If the odor of gas is detected, outside (in
the yard, at the sidewalk, etc.)-immedi-,
ately call the gas company.

SAFETY IS YOUR BUSINESS.
EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY AND
FRIENDS ABOUT THE PRECAUTIONS
TO TAKE WHEN THEY BELIEVE THEY-
SMELL THE ODOR OF GAS.

CAUTION: The term "Gas" is used by the
news media and others to include a variety of
products such as liquidified petroleum gases
(propane, butane), gasoline and natural gas.
Each product has its own characterisIcs which,
differ from one another, thus the information
given in this advertisement is,applicable only to
NATURAL GAS.

NEVER POSTPONE CALLING THE
GAS COMPANY WHEN YOU BELIEVE
THAT YOU SMELL GAS.
Emergency Telephone Numbers Are:
229-8216 For Office Hours 8:30 to 5 P.M.
227-1115 Gulf County Sheriff's Dept.
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Deputy Larry Hightower arrived to
assist MBDPS Officer Littlefield
with a disabled vehicle in the
Overstreet area and was alerted to
an apparent odor of alcohol and
marijuana on its occupants.
Permission to search the vehicle
was given revealing partially
smoked marijuana cigarettes and
open cans of beer.
Occupant James King (29, of
Wewahitchka) was arrested for
possession of marijuana, and
James Paul Burkett (20, of
Wewahitchka) and Jessica
Whitfield (18, of Wewahitchka)
were arrested with possession of
alcohol by a person under 21. A
partially burnt marijuana ciga-
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I IN MEMORY OF
SFRANCES HUNT LAWRENCE

I MISS ME BUT LET ME GO
\\'hen I come to the end of the road
0 And the sun has set for me,
1 I want no rites in a gloom filled room-
8 \Why cr\ for a soul set free.
0 Nliss me a little, but not too long
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love we once shared
ShMiss me but let me go.
S-,For jhis is a journey we all must take
a And each must go alone
| It's all a part of the MASTER'S PLAN
sA step on the road to home.
C\\ When you are lonely and sick of heart
( Go to the friends we know, 2
0 And bur\ \'our sorrows in doing good deeds.
C lMiss me, but let me go.
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Chris Buchanan and officers from
the Port St. Joe Police Depart-
ment were dispatched to a
Highland View residence where
the occupants had been involved
in a domestic disturbance. John
McCracken, 48, was determined
to be the aggressor and was
placed under arrest for battery.
CREDIT CARD THEFT, MISUSE
On December 5th, Deputy
James Jensen responded to a
Wewahitchka residence in refer-
ence to a stolen credit card, made
contact with the credit card com-
pany, and learned of its use at an
ATM machine in the Wewa area.
A review of the machine's
videotape and transactions
revealed Susan Rester (37, of
Wewahitchka) as the person using
the card. She was located and
placed under arrest for theft and
fraudulent use of a credit card.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Wednesday, December 5th-
Brian Stokes, B/M, 23, of Levy
County, two counts of failure to
appear (re: driving while license
suspended or revoked and pos-
session of marijuana).
Thursday, December 6th-
Deondry Fisher, 23. B/M, -of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (burglary and grand theft);
and Cory Webb, 46, B/M, of Port
St. Joe, child, support. -
Saturday, December 8th-
James E. Redman, 35, W/M, of
Port St. Joe, possession of mari-
juana.
Monday, December 10th-
Chadnck Wood, 35, W/M, of
Tallahassee. failure to appear (re:'
possession of a controlled sub-
stance).


PSJPD Report )
VIOLATION OF PROBATION
Terrr D. Harrell. 39. of Port
St Joe. was arrested by Port St.
Joe Police Department Officer
Chris Teeter November 27th on
an active warrant for violation of
probation.
RESISTING & POSSESSION
Shellon D. Hutchins. 18, of
Port St. Joe. was arrested by
Sergeant James Hersey November
29th for resisnng arrest without
violence and possession of alcohol
under the age of 21.
THREE ACTIVE WARRANTS
Charles F. Cochran. 43. of.,
Port St. Joe. was arrested
November 30th by Officer Russell
Burch on active warrants for;
three counts of failure to appear
to answer the charge of passing
worthless checks and two more
counts of passing worthless
checks.
MULTIPLE CHARGES FILED
David R. Pool. 25, of East-
point, was arrested December Ist
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Lights Contest
; Must Call To Enter'
Judging for the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce "Coastal
Holiday Lights" contest will be
Monday, December 17 at 6:00
p.m. ET for homes in the Port St.
Joe area to the Gulf County line at
Hwy. 386 (Overstreet).
"We have lots of houses in the
judging area that:are wonderfully
decorated," said Sandra B.
Chafin, executive director of the,
Gulf County Chamber. "But peo-
ple must call the Chamber to reg-
ister in order for us to judge their
houses.
"There.is no entry fee for the
contest," continued Chafin, "but
the judges will consider only the
homes whose owners have called
the Chamber and given us their
address. So please call before,
December 17."
There are two categories in
the contest, each with first, sec-
ond and third place. One category
is for houses that can be seen
from the water, and one for all
other houses. The- wvater-view
homes will be judged from boats,
but houses in the "other" cate-
gory-houses that cannot be seen
from the water-must register. Call
them at 850/227-1223. and give
the address of any house to be
judged.


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Sergeant Hersey for possession of
a firearm by a felon, three counts
of aggravated assault with a
firearm, aggravated fleeing and
attempting to elude, DUI refusal,
resisting without violence, pos-
session of cannabis (less than 20
grams) and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
ACTIVE WARRANTS ENFORCED
Bruce Lee Yand, 21, was
arrested December 3rd by Officer
Ross Yowell on two active war-
rants.
VIOLATION OF PROBATION
Vince D. Williams, 33, of
WVewahitchka, was arrested
December 3rd by Sergeant Troy
Sifnmons on an active warrant for
violation of probation.
BATTERY ON L.E. OFFICER
James E. Harris, 42, of Port
Sti Joe, was arrested December
8th by Officers Teeter and
Deborah Everett for battery oh a
law enforcement officer, aggravat-
ed battery, and resisting arrest
with violence. The officers
responded to a disturbance call
where Harris had armed himself'
with a chair and threatened to kill
an elderly person.
S ENFORCE FRANKLIN WARRANT
Delnion L. Sanders, 26, of
Apalachicola, was arrested
December 10th by Officer Burch
for' driving while license are sus-
pended or revoked and on an
active Franklin County warrant
(failure to appear) for his arrest.
FAILURE TO COMPLY
Kelly J. Whitcomb, 27, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested December
1 lthby Officer Justin Parrish on
an active arrest order.


Entries Growing
for Coastal Holiday


Left to right are Cecil "Bud" Jones, Sharon Jones, Chuck
Risinger, and Connie Risinger.

Mexico Beach Officials Sworn In
On December 3rd. the City of Mexico Beach held the swear-
ing in ceremony for Council Seats Group 4 Cecil "Bud" Jones and
Group 5 Chuck Risinger. The ceremony was attended by approx-
imately 50 citizens. Jones has served as councilman since
December 4, 1995 and Risinger previously served approximately
three years on the Planning & Zoning Board.
Jones said, "I appreciate the citizens allowing me to serve
another term." Risinger commented, "I am excited to have the
opportunity to serve my community.


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still in the process of collecting
data from their testing labs. DEP
took split samples of all data col-
lected and actually did some addi-
tional soil samples at some loca-
tions.
McGarrit-y said they would.
review all the test data and pres-
ent a :draft CERCLA site
(Superfund) assessment by April
15, 2002 and a final report the fol-
lowing month by May 15.
He also reported that he had.
met Tuesday with some former
mill employees who. issued some
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McGarnty .said 'the former
employees shared information
about some areas where various
spills may have occurred that
have not been addressed. He was
to have met with Stone
Wednesday to discuss those sites.
While there still appears to be
several unanswered questions
about the overall site, preliminary
indications are the site does not
have major environmental issues
that, would warrant Super Fund
designation..
IN OTHER BUSINESS
*The board met in special ses-
Sion concerning animal control
management.. After discussion of
several issues, the board voted to
turn the position over to the
Humane Society. Commission
Chairman Carmen McLemore will
meet with the group to try and
. work out details.
Agreed to a resolution
requesting the expansion of the
Enterprise zone from five square
miles to 18.97 square miles with-
in Gulf County. A total of five
square miles of Enterprise Zone is
proposed to be located in the
north end of the county.
*The board passed two ordi-
nances. Building Dept. Code
Ordinance goes into. effect on
March 1, 2,002, and, and the
Beach Equine. Ordinance.
*Karen Whaley, Executive
Director of the 'Gulf County
Economic Development Council,
gave the board bad news when
she reported that Gum Drop
Books had decided against locat-
ing in Gulf County. She explained
that with the cooperation of
Enterprise Florida, the county, St.
Joe Company, and a host of oth-
ers, Gulf had put together a very
creditable package. Gulf was one
of two final sites being considered
by the book company.


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Area, g(if PIkoto CalendaYrs

bay, beaches, ruftset"

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by Debbhe Hoopev


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
has cancelled their regular Board meeting scheduled
for Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
in observance of the Christmas holidays.

Have a safe and happy holiy season!

Carmen L. McLemore
Chairm an *<2cc, Dccnber 13 and 20, 2001
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Shown in the photo above are founders Gannon and Meta
Buzzett along with owners Rex and Nancy Buzzett as they admire
the golden anniversary cake.
From customers at the original. Reid Avenue location in 1951
to new customers at their new Monument Avenue site, family,
friends, and relatives enjoyed punch and cake on Wednesday,
November 28th, while congratulating the Buzzett family mem-
bers on their 50-year milestone.


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Lisa Curry District Voice
of Democracy Winner
Lisa Curry's Voice of Demo-
cracy speech won 1st place at the
local and district levels. Now her
speech is on its way to the state
level. The Post and Auxiliary
would like to thank Lisa for enter-
ing the contest and to wish her
the best at the state level competi-
tion. The entries will be judged in
January.
Dick Seefeldt and Karen
Hanson, co-chairmen for the
Voice of Democracy, would like to
thank everyone who participated
in making this event possible.
Teacher Diane McKeithen. who
gets all the students to write their
speeches (five entrants this year),
Ken Murphy who does all the tap-
ing, the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe who allows
them to tape in their sanctuary,
Mary Lou Cumbie, worker in the
office at Port St. Joe High School
who relays all the messages, the
judges: Garfield Wilson, Virginia
Harrison and Jacque Price and
last but not least Lisa Curry for
writing and delivering such a
wonderful speech entitled
"Reaching Out To America's
Future". Good Luck Lisal

Reunion to Play
at New Year's
Eve Celebration
Just a few months ago there
was the "Classless" reunion held
at the Centennial Building in Port
St. Joe. Graduates and friends
from years past gathered to share
an evening of reunion..
One of the talks of the town
after the event was the band. They
were still purtty good- in fact, real
good-They're back!!!
Robin Downs announced that
a name has been applied to that
reunion band and it is "Reunion".
"Reunion" is planning to play
at a New Year's Eve celebration to
be held at the Centennial Building
and is inviting folks to come and
celebrate the New Year with them,
."Reunion" style.
See the ad in this week's
issue of The Star for all the
details and watch for follow-up
information in future editions.
Card of Thanks
For the many cards of condo-
lences, the phone calls, and each
kind, encouraging word extended
to our family dunng the illness
and home going of our loved one,
we say thank you from the bottom
of our hearts.
May God Bless each of you.
The Family of
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Sharks Pick Up Two Wins


PORT ST. JOE 61, QUINCY 51
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
picked up their first win of the
season Friday night, defeating
Quincy Shanks 61-51. The Tiger
Sharks (1-2) jumped out.to a 22-
13 lead by the end of the first
quarter, then hung on for the win.
Isaiah Jenkins led the Port St.
Joe offensively with 18 points.
Santiel Chambers followed with


12 points, and Ray Bailey chipped
in 11.
Score by Quarters
Shanks 13 8 11 19 51
Sharks 22 7 9 23 61
,PSJ (61)- Jerrell Showers 1, Ray
'Bailey 11, Prince.Jones 3, Brad
Ray 2, Bo Lenox 8, Isaiah Jenkins
18, Terrence Chambers 4, Santiel
Chambers 12, and Dustin Crews
2.


Bb Lenox (20) beats Pete Taunton (23) to the basket for two
of his team-high 14. points.


Lady Sharks Win Three


PORT ST. JOE 57, APALACHICOLA 54
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
.The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
rallied from a four point deficit
with :52 seconds remaining to
defeat Apalachicola 57-54 in
Thursday'night's match-up., With
the game tied 54-54, Latrice Larry
Sgot the ball to Carah Brock in the
corner, -who sunk the game
winning three-pointer at the
Buzzer.
The. game was tied 22-22 at
halftime, then Port St. Joe
outscored Apalachicola 35-32 in
the second half of play.
Kayla Jefferson led all scorers
With 22 points and 14 rebounds.
SBrock finished with 21 points,
While Laura Hansen added six
points. Latrice Larry had nine
assists, and Santana Harris
Sgrabbedi eight rebounds for the
SLady Sharks-(--3),..- -
Kayla Joseph had'"15 points
,to lead Apalachicola. Latoya
I' Massey and Kri tyv Johnson each
S had 10 points.
S Score by Quarters
Apalach 11 11 14 18 54
SSharks 7 15 13 22 57
PORTST. JOE 45, ARNOLD 33
FRIDAYY. DECEMBER 7TH
The Lady Sharks .traveled to
Arnold Friday night to.pick up
their second win of the season
'with a 45-33 win over the Lady
Marlins. Port St. Joe led 20-13 at
halftime, then outscored Arnold
lw


25-20 in the second halt.
"Defense played a big role in
this victory," said head coach Bob
Baston. "We held Arnold to 33
points, and out rebounded them
with 43 rebounds."
Kayla Jefferson had 16 points
and 12 rebounds to lead the Lady
Sharks (2-3). Carah Brock had 15
points, making seven of her 13
shots from the free throw line.
Laura Hansen came close to a
triple-double with nine points,
eight assists and 10 rebounds;
Santana Harris. had seven
rebounds, and Latrice Larry
helped to hold Arnold's Amber
Booker to just 16 points.
Ashley Booker finished with
11 points for the Lady Marlins.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 11 9 14 11 45
Marlins 10 3 6 14 33
PORT ST. JOE JV 28, WEWA JV 7
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
The Lady Sharks junior
varsity squad improved to 3-0 on
the'season with Monday night's
28-7 victory over Wewahitchka.
Port St.. Joe jumped out to a 12-2
lead by halftime, then out scored
the Lady Gators 16-5 in the
second half.
Nikki Jenkins led the Lady
Sharks with 10. points. Cheyne
Todd added seven points and 10
rebounds.
Score by Quarters


Carah Brock (11) sinks a short jumper for the Lady Sharks.


PORT ST. JOE 48, WEWAHITCHKA,35
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
The Tiger Sharks improved to
2-2 overall on the season with
Saturday night's 48-35 win over
Wewahitc'ka. The Gators (3-1)
led 10-8 at the end of the first
quarter, but Port St. Joe bounced
back in the second to outscore the
Gators 16-6 to take a 24-16 lead
by.halftime. The Tiger Sharks
then outscored Wewahitchka 24-
19 in the second half.
Bo Lenox led the Tiger Sharks
with 14 points. Ray Bailey had 12
points, and Isaiah Jenkins added
10.
Brandon Jones led the Gators
with 11 points.
Score by Quarters
Gators 10 6. 11 8 35
Sharks, 8'16 11 13 48
PSJ '(48)- Jerrell Showers 1, Ray
Bailey 12, Brad Ray 1, Bo Lenox
14, Isaiah Jenkins 10, Terrence
Chambers 6, and Dustin Crews.
WEWA (35)- Pete 'Taunton 7,
Brandon Jones 11, Derrick
Williams 7, Byron Jones 6, and J.
R. Williams 4.
PORT ST. JOE 57, RUTHERFORD 60
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
The Tiger Sharks dropped to
2-3 overall on the season with
Tuesday night's 57-60 loss to
Rutherford in Panama City. Port
St. Joe missed a three-pointer
that would have tied the game
with five seconds remaining in the
game.
"We didn't take advantage of
some opportunities during the
game," said head coach Chuck
Gannon. "But our kids are
playing very hard right now."
Isaiah Jenkins led all scorers
with a game high 31 points. Ray
Bailey followed'with nine points,
while Bo Lenox chipped in eight.
The Tiger Sharks travel to


Isaiah Jenkins (23) dunks
in two of his 10 points in the
Tiger Sharks' 48-35 win over
Wewahitchka.

Blountstown Friday night to take
on the Tigers at 8:30 ET, then
host Greensboro Saturday night
at 8:00.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 13 14 17 13 57
Rams 16 19 12 13 60
PSJ (57)- Jerrell Showers 4, Ray
Bailey 9, Bo Lenox 8, Isaiah
Jenkins 31, Santiel Chambers '3,
and Dustin Crews 2.
WEWA (60)- Croon 8, Whatley 18,
Smith 18, Richardson 3; Broxton
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loss to Port St. Joe.


Sharks 3 9 8 8 28
Gators 2 0 3 2 7
PORT ST. JOE 39, WEWAHITCHKA 37
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
The .Lady Sharks rebounded
from a 19-14 halftime deficit, to
outscore the Wewahitchka Lady
Gators 25-18 in the second halfto
pick up their third victory of the
season. The Lady Sharks
improved to 3-3 overall on the
season.
"We did a good job defensively
of containing Lindsey Carter,"
said coach Baston. "She is an


outstanding player, and we knew
we had to try and shut her down."
Laura Hansen led Port St. Joe
with 14 points and nine
rebounds. Kayla Jefferson added
13 points and 12 rebounds.
"Our girls have risen to the
challenge, and I'm proud of their
performance," concluded. Baston.
The Lady Sharks will host
Freeport at 6:30 ET on Friday,
then travel to Greensboro for a
district game on Monday at 5:00.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 8 6 10 15 39
Gators 8 11 3 15 37


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Laura Hansen led the Lady Sharks with 14 points.


Tiger Sharks In Rivertown
Classic Next Weekend
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
will compete in the Rivertown
Classic Thursday, December 20th
'through Saturday, December
S22nd in Blountstown.
First round games on
Thursday are: The Rock versus
Crestview at 4:45 ET; Port St. Joe
versus Havana Northside at 6:15
ET; Bristol versus Blountstown at
8:00 ET; and Ocean Springs
versus Chiles at 9:30 ET.
With a win on Thursday, the
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them in the 4:30 ET game.
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Highland View Gets A New Fire Truck
Members of the Highland View Volunteer Fire Department recently accepted delivery of this
2002 KME pumper from Panama Fire Apparatus.
This is the second new truck delivered to Gulf County this year. The other was delivered to the
White City Volunteer Fire Department several weeks ago.
The pumper cost $175,377. It will pump up to 1,000 gallons of water per minute and holds
,1,500 gallons in the truck's reservoir.
Fire Chief Shawn Butler accepted the keys from Mike Woolford of Panama Fire Apparatus as
other firemen and Gulf County Commissioner Carl Fox watch.


Gators Post Early 4-1 Record


WEWAHITCHKA 63, P.C. CHRISTIAN 43
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
The: Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 3-0 overall on the
season with Friday night's 63-43
victory over Panama" City
Christian. The Gators outscored
the Crusaders in all four quarters,


and led 36-26 at halftime.
Bryon Jones led the Gators
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Score by Quarters
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Deir Top:
For the past tour \ears, you and the NIROTC
program at I'SIHS ha\e been a part ot our es-
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( Reunion
will be playing for the New Year's Eve celebration
;-" at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe


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SINGLE
*125 COUPLE
Dinner starts at
6:30 p.m.


S30
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Starts at
8:30 p.m.


jBand members Larry Parker,
\ Clark Downs, Trudy Downs,
S Robin Downs and Crook
Stewart (with special guests
Rex, Chick, Chops and
S Chris) invite you to join
them for New Year's
Celebration!

SEMI-FORMAL COAT & TIE

Dinner & Dance
RSVP only for Dinner. Limited to first 65 reservations.
Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
Seafood bisque, spinach salad with pine nuts and
orange. Choice of entrees: 16 oz. prime rib or 8 oz.
grilled tuna fliet
with baked or sweet potato, dessert, feud cake or .
white chocolate creme brulee



Dance & Party Only
Includes: party favors, dance,
(Cokes, Juices and tea) to drink, and
entertainment.


Checks should be made
out to Reunion


WEWA (63)- Pete Taunton 1,5,
Brandon Jones 2, Derrick
Williams 12, John Curtis Gates 4,
Ryan Baker 5, Byron Jones 17,V
and J. R..Williams 8.
PCCS (43)- Stark 8, Walker 14,
Keith 3, Rammer 5, Pitts 3, and
Dillard 8.
WEWAHITCHKA 41, BAY HIGH 38
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH
The Gators improved to 4-1
on the season with Tuesday
night's 41-38 victory over Bay
High. Wewahitchka jumped out to
a 22-18 lead by intermission,
then held the Tornados off in the
second half of play.
"This was a good game, and a
good win for us," said head coach
Tommy Long. 'We had a lot of
chances to put them away-- we
only made seven of 23 shots from
the f6ul line."
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with 12 points, eight
rebounds, three steals, and two
assists. Brandon Jones, anid
Byron Jones each had two steals
for Wewahitchka.
The Gators will travel ,t
Rutherford Friday night to take
on the Rams at 7:30 CT, then host
Apalachicola Tuesday at 7:30.
Score by Quarters
Tornados 9 9 11 9 38
Gators 12 10 8 11 41
WEWA (41)- Derrick Williams 12,
Pete Taunton 7, Brandon Jones 4,
Johi Curtis Gates 2, Byron Jones
7, and J. R. Williams 9.
BAY HIGH (38)- Jackson 2,
Potter 13, Veazey 4, Mason 2,
SMcGriff 9, Roulhac 4, and Hellum
1.


Mathes Golf
Outing Results
The Larry A. Mathes Golf
Outing to support WHS was held
on December 7th at St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club. The winning
foursome this year was Ralph and
Grant Rish and Eric and Jeffiey
Pitts. They shot six under to win
by one stroke over Mr. Mathes'
team.
The 'tournament has been
established to raise funds for the
Wewahitchka school programs-as
well as to recognize and thank Mr.
Mathes for his 30 years of service
to WHS. Thanks, participants, for
your support.


tals. While Investigating the story,
one area community hospital.
administrator used exactly the
same words as Steeley when out-
lining negotiations for reimburse-
ment rates-"They hold us
hostage ..."
Steeley had reported that he
offered to take the same rate of
reimbursement that Gulf Coast
Hospital (Panama City) had
recently agreed upon, but. was
told by the negotiating team, "You
don't have the leverage to negoti-
ate with us like they did."
Blue Cross representatives
disputed this claim, saying they
doubted, such a statement was
made by negotiators.
Follow-up conversations with
various hospital representatives
seemed to support exactly this
sort of pattern. The only problem
is they don't want their names
used in association with an article
for 'fear of future repercussions
when they have, to deal with
Florida's largest insurance
provider.
With the exception of one
hospital consultant, each person
interviewed spoke freely on the
issues, but asked that. their
names not'be mentioned.
One of the persons inter-
viewed was fully aware of the.
financial difficulties that Gulf
Pines Hospital is experiencing
and he suggested that the Blue
Cross reimbursement program
could be a major contributing fac-
tor to the problem.
When asked if this was a
trend- among rural and
community hospitals, Pe stated,'
"A large percent of rural arid
community hospitals face :this
challenge."
"Mr. Steeley is subsidizing
Blue Cross for every patient that
walks through his door," he
added.'
He further discussed that
Medicare traditionally just 'covers
the cost of coverage and Blue
Cross is paying significantly less
than the Medicare percent of dis-'
count.
Barbara Corbett, a consultant
representing six panhandle area
hospitals was not shy at all about
using her.name. In fact, she first
suggested it was time for rural
and community hospitals to join
forces, almost union-style, in
order to gain the type of leverage
that is needed when dealing with
Blue Cross.
When asked if she thought
the circumstances outlined at
Gulf Pines Hospital was a trend
Blue Cross used when dealing
with rural and community hospi-
tals, she said, "I definitely believe
with Blue Cross, it's my way or
the highway."
Further exploring the ques-
tion, Corbett was asked if any of
the hospitals she represents were
losing money under their existing
reimbursement contracts-"All
six of the rural and community
hospitals I represent are current-
ly losing money on their Blue
Cross Blue Shield contracts .
"unequivocally," she stressed.
Another of the persons inter-

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The course will consist of a two-
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One quarter of all chronic
pain occurs in the face and oral
cavity. Pain is a most common
sign of dental problems and one
of the main reasons people see
the dentist.
Narcotics, such as Demerol
and Percodan work by blocking
the transfer of the nerve impulse
from the spinal cord to the brain.
While effective, these medica-
tions can have side effects rang-
ing from drowsiness to an upset


viewed called Blue Cross, "The
only dog in the show .... (they say)
take what we're going to give you
or else."
Blue Cross representatives
counter these claims. Mark
Wright, public relations, said,
"We're committed to providing
quality health benefits and afford-
able coverage to policyholders."
Both he and Vice President of
Care and Network Management
Dr. Barry Schwartz said there is
no pattern aimed at small hospi-
tals, but rather that Blue Cross is
simply working toward serving its
policyholders and maintaining the
company as fundamentally viable.
When asked by The Star to
verify that the average per patient
reimbursement range paid by
Blue Cross is between $2,200
(what Gulf Pines' old contract
was) and $7,000 as information
received during the investigations
into these issues revealed, Wright
said this was proprietary informa-
tion and the company did not
share it with the public.
Nor would he give information
outlining how much policy rates
have increased over the past 10
years, except to say that the
majority of that increase was due
to increased hospital charges.
It does appear, based upon
the information uncovered, that
rural: and community hospitals
are being reimbursed at a per
patient level that is on the low
side of the range listed above-
$2,200 to $7,000. It is true that
over the past four years Blue
Cross rates on our group policy
for employee only rates at The
Star have increased from $96 per
employee to S256 per employee
policy.
According to the 2000 Annual
Report for Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Florida, the company's net
income for 2000 increased $34
million to .$73 million. This is
nearly double their 1999 income
of $39 million.
Total revenues for the compa-
ny increased to just over $5 bil-
lion dollars-up approximately
$650 million from 1999. Claims
and medical expenses were just
barely over $4 billion and operat-
ing expenses for- the company
were $964 million.
In a recent article that
appeared in Florida Trend maga-
zine ranking health insurance
providers by Florida Premiums,
Blue Cross ranked #1 at approxi-
mately $2.,109 billion. If the total
policy collections of the next 14
insurance providers on the list


are added together, their cumula-
tive total still does not equal the
amount of policyholders' dollars
paid to Blue Cross alone.
Note:
Blue Cross definitely sits
alone at the top of the list of
insurance providers. Whether or
not they are using this status, to
force unprofitable reimbursement
rate on small rural and
community hospitals can not be
clearly answered without looking
at a larger cross section of hospi-
tals and verifying and comparing
reimbursement rates to larger
hospitals.
Of the persons contacted thus
far, all indications are this is the
case. Blue Cross will not share
any specifics concerning those
rates and how they compare
between larger and smaller hospi-
tals. State legislators and the
Florida Insurance Commission
will be asked to review this infor-
mation and deternfine if an inves-
tigation into this question is war-
ranted.
Next week-How does this
impact policyholders in rural
areas and small cities?

GCCC Annual Christmas
Swim for Children with

Disabilities
Gulf Coast Community:
College will once again be con-
ducting its annual Christmas
Swim Party for children with dis-
abilities from Springfield Elemen-
tary School on December 17 from
9:45 a.m. to 12 noon. ,
Each year employees and stu-
dents from Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College volunteer to assist
children in the campus pool. with
drying off and getting dressed. as
well as with a pizza lunch


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such as aspirin, block the pain by
preventing the release of chemi-
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inflammation and discomfort in
the first place.
Anti-inflammatory drugs, like
ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil or
Nuprin), are also effective in pre-
venting pain. Researchers stud-
ied dental pain associated with
removal of wisdom teeth. They
found patients who took Motrin
before surgery had less post-sur-
gical pain than those who took
STylenol and Tylenol with codeine.
Using a combination of Motrin
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER.13, 2001 PAGE 1B




"The Village" Will Offer Affordable Housing Options


A little over 30 years ago the
last students to attend classes at


the old Port St. Joe Elementary
School.and past high school site


COASTAL FOOT AND ANKLE CLINICS
and

Helping Hands Ministry
are sponsoring
0,






We need children's, women's,
and men's shoes for-the needy in our area!

SPlease 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
S (850) 653-8600


were saying farewell to the old
building located in the block
between Long Avenue and Palm
Boulevard from Ninth to Eleventh
Streets. [See photo on Page 2A]
Since those days, a nursing
home, now St. Joseph Bay Care
and Rehabilitation Center, has
been constructed on half of the
property which is currently hous-
ing some of those former stu-
dents. The remaining three-plus
acre site will likely be the new
home for several more former stu-
dents within the next several
months as "The Village" subdivi-
sion is developed on the property.
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers approved the 20-unit subdivi-
sion plat during their last board
meeting. C. Q. Developments, LLC
representatives still have several
minor items to finalize before the
plat will be formally approved, but
if all goes as planned by the end of
January 2002, site preparation
should be underway-followed by,
construction.
According to C. Q. Develop-
ments, LLC president Allen Cox,
new homes constructed will blend
extremely well with the existing
community and will fill what he
believes to be a significant void in
the area's housing market.
A total of 10 'dual occupancy
homes will be constructed in tra-
ditional "Old Florida" architectur-
al style. Each of the units will
total 2,500 square feet under roof,
and the space will be divided into
two 1,250 square foot homes.
'These are not duplexes," Cox
pointed out. 'They are two cornm-


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TW RE HO E


plete and separate homes that
share the same roofline."
A total of 20 homes will be
marketed, all of which Cox antici-
pates will be sold before construc-
tion is completed. The homes will
be built to meet a need for quality
affordable housing within and
around the community.
Cox identifies the young,
starting couples and senior adults
as the. target group for this type
housing. "The Village" is,not limit-


ed to any one group, but he does
see as its major marketing focus
senior, adults looking for alterna-
tive housing.
"Affordable, high quality very
low maintenance homes such as
these satisfy a real need within
our senior adult community," he
stated.
Two purchase contracts have
already been signed for the homes
and no official announcement has
taken place prior to this printing.


'an-


The subdivision meets all city
of Port St. Joe and Gulf County
building and density require-
ments without restrictions or
requiring any variances. Houses
will face Long Avenue and Palm
Boulevard and were designed by
Justice Design Studio Architects/
Planners of North Carolina.
Homes will be marketed in a
price range between $130,000 to
$150,000 based upon the finished
package.


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Bill Riley, of Stone Container Corporation, and Chuck
Worley, school board employee, move computers from the shelf
to the trailer.


Stone Container

Gifts School
.Stone Container Corporation'
continues to support the commu-
nity with the gift of surplus prop-'
.erty. On Tuesday, December 4,
the Gulf County schools received
more .than 20 computers, moni-
tors, inkjet and laser printers and
other computer peripherals. In
addition office furniture was also.
donated: three office desks, three
computer tables, a printer stand,
eight secretarial chairs and other
assorted items.
Ferrell Allen of Stone


Container, Corporation coordi-
nated the distnbution of the sur-
plus property with school
superintendent Jerry Kelley.,
School personnel were given
access to the surplus property
and over two trailer loads of
usable equipment were moved.
Superintendent Kelley states that
some of the equipment will be
made ready for school use even
before the Christmas holidays.
The Gulf County School
Board expresses thanks to the
Stone Container Corporation for
supporting the schools with these
special gifts.


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Visit ALLTEL at one
of these locations:
ALLTEL Retail Stores:
Crestview
Crestview Corners Shopping Center
2505 S. Ferdon Blvd.
(850) 682-1799


Destin
Emerald Coast Emporium'
10859 Hwy. 98'
Ste. 203
(850) 650-2188
Ft. Walton
133 Beal Pkwy. NW
(850) 664-2000


Marianna
2811 Hwy. 71
(850)526-7700
Niceville
4576 Hwy. 20 E.
(850) 729-1001


Panama City
2503 Hwy. 77'N.
(850)785-7000
Port St. Joe
200 Reid Ave.
(850) 227-1000


Shop At Participating
Wal-Mart Stores
For Business Sales,
Please Call:
(850) 654-4003
Ft. Walton
(850) 784-0387-
Panama City


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available at the following businesses:

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Buzzett's Drugs Gulf County Public Library
Portside Trading Co. Capital City Bank



offered by The St. Joseph Historical Societ,


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J(:5'Z~ 6asjemm &oA ywto- oIw Me, dhe4,oftwu1iu dweedi& awk.


RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211


PORT CITY KENNEL
(850) 227-7777
Boarding & Grooming

Bits and Pieces
from 1st PHC
The First Pentecostal Holiness
Church at 2001 Garrison Avenue
has been very busy for several
months. In case you didn't knovi
they have two programs funded
by Jessie Ball duPont that are free
of charge.
The first is tutoring in the
area of remedial reading/lan-
guage arts. Their teacher is certi-
fied in two states and has an
extensive background in teaching
reading/language arts. The
church will provide transportation
from school to the church and,
then home.
The second program is music.
Under the direction of Robin
Downs students are learning the
piano. In January they will be
expanding the lessons to include
guitar, voice, and other musical
instruments, on an as-needed
basis. For more information on
either of these programs please
calLJoan Sturdivant at 229-6622.
They recently hosted the
gospel group Royal City at the
church. If you ever get a chance to
hear this group it is well worth the
effort. John Lanier has also been
at the church on several occa-


COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


COSTIN & COSTING LAW OFFICES
'Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159
sions in the past and he will
return with his singing ministry
on January 13 at 11:00 a.m. John
is one of the finest gospel singers
you will ever hear.
Please note that on February
2nd through 6th revival is sched-
uled. with Brother Steve Messick
from Virginia, an Itspired minis-
ter of the gospel.
On October 11th the youth
group had a "Lock In", which
included overnight Bible study,
crafts, games, Christian videos,
pizza and snacks, and skits.
Another is planned for Feb/March
2002. On Wednesday, December
12 the youth will present their
Christmas program to the church,
with fellowship to follow.
The youth are also able to
purchase items from the church
store with the,Jesus .Bucks they
receive for attendance, participa-
tion, etc.
Other church. events have
included a Fall Fling, Operation
Christmas Child, with 15 boxes
sent out, and Pastor Appreciation
Day on October 7th.
The last Wednesday of each
month is a spaghetti dinner with
Bob and Helen Rogers cooking.
The dinner is available for anyone
needing a hot meal. Homebound
persons can call the church and


Family Life: Church,
"Touching Lives with 'ihe Lo 6ofJes "
and join us in worship .L
: Hwy. 98 '
10:30Sunday Mo g Apalachicola... E < W .... Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00.Wednesday Evening H ee:
71 Reid Ave:
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family LifeChurch
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net ... wewoiicho .
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor,. Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493"
Sunday 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
1 11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
I Traditional ................................... .... ............ 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary .::......................................... 11:15 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
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


~+ + -- ST. JAMES'
+ 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


Gds.
love

is


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Lon Avenue n
BAPTI T :* CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 '
Wrship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Clhildlren & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at A p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR


CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK OF PORT ST. JOE
For All Your Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC


BORDEN APPRAISAL SERVICE
W. Dale Borden
Karen Ann Borden
(850) 229-2713

make arrangements for free deliv-
ery. The next dinner is January
30th.
Please drive by the church on
Christmas Eve night to enjoy the'
Luminous Christmas display pro-
vided by the youth.
Oak Grove Hosts
Widow's Banquet;
The ladies of Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church hosted
their annual Widow's Banquet on
December 8th at the Senior
Citizens complex. This year's
theme was "An Old Fashioned
Christmas" complete with nostal-.
gic decorations.
Sixty-four widows attended
the luncheon and were served


APALACHICOLA
NORTHERN RAILROAD
A St. Joe Company


MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies
homemade soups, sandwiches,
and a delicious array of desserts.
Entertainment included the
dancers from Pam Noble's Studio,
fiddlin' and pickin' with Jean
Ethridge and Lewis Taylor, musi-
cal selections by Jo O'Barr and
Pam Noble's mother, June Gray,
from Tallahassee.
There was a special surprise
visit from the jolly old man him-
self, and several of the bravest
ladies sat upon his knee and told
him what they wanted for
Christmasl
The afternoon ended with an
hilarious fashion show presented
by the Oasis Group of Oak Grove's
over 50s Bunch. Each lady was
presented with a gift bag filled
with goodies as a token of love
and' to honor them during this


a Live Nativity Drama at

First United

Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
(111 N. 22nd Street)

SMonday, December 17th
at 6:00 p.m. (CST)
Recfreshments will be served.


A


-"1.lYT


You're ..G I LEGAL .HOLINESS
Invited- 7 CHU CH

548 W. Beaty Avenue White City, Florida 32465
Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday.7:30 p.m.
YtYolth Monday 6:00,p.m. & 2nd Friday 7:30 p.m.
Worship-: Pastor-TonyM. Duncan (850) 827-2621
With Us. Youth Pastor Rev. David Duncan


Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of God's Children Sharing Jesus, JESUS CARES, We Care."
382 Ling Street *Port StJoe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: hvbaptist@aol.com Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll pick 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 RAY BAILEY


"A Port of' \Victy"

First Chuk ch of thke Nazarene
2420 Log,.Aveavme Port St, 3oe, Fblrida 32456


(850) 229-9596
Sunday School .......................10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .............. p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ..............7 p.m.


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CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe,.FL 32487
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church
280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
-(850) 227-1361
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
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Meet Lottie Moon, a dramati-
zation of the life of one of the
Southern Baptists' most famous
foreign mis.ssonmane-. will be pre-
sented by Mrs. Gail Hartzog on
Sunday, December 16 at 7:00
p.h. ET at Howard Creek Baptist
Church.


SEASIDE FLOORING & CARPET
3200 D. Highway 98
Mexico Beach
(850) 648-2123


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 1Oth Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111

holiday season.
Thanks to everyone who
helped make'it a wonderful suc-
cess by their participation in the
entertainment, decorating, craft
making, food preparation, and
clean up. A very special thanks to
Donna Haddock for providing
transportation to those needing it,
and the following merchants who
donated items for the gift bags:
Avon-Catherine Collier, Tyndall
Federal Credit Union, Citizens
Federal Bank, Emerald Coast
Credit Union, Buzzett's Drug
Store, Anita's, State Farm
Insurance, Hannon Insurance,
The Star, Newberry's Eye Center,
Duren's Piggly Wiggly, and GT
Com. May God bless each of you
with a blessed holiday season.


Live Nativity ;
Starts Sunday-:
The .First United Methodist
Church will hold its 20th anniil
live nativity December 16, 17, and
18 at 6:00 p.m.Phyllis Allstaetter
has obtained costumes for.::75
always ready _and willing angels,
shepherds and kings.
December 16 at 11:00 a.m.
service the chancel choir will pre-
sent their Christmas Cantata. -.
The community is always wel-
come at any of their services.


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

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


j1 A. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
U 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756- r'n, i-
au Sixteenth Street ,'
Sunday Worship ....... .10 a.m.
Fellowship Time 10:45 a.m..
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
eSunday School. -
*Young Children 80 /
eNursery Available .


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


First EBaptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE


Brent Vickery, Pastor.
Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts
Minister of Music & Education ,Minister to Students


Sunday School .. '. 0.. ...... 9:45 am
Worship Service .;...;, ,:. ... 11:00 am
Disciple Training I ... .. ... .. ... 6:00 pm
SS": "Evening Worship .. ~..,'. .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .'.... 6:30 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

Teaching the Truth -of God's Word

FAITH BIB'L CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe' 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . .... ... ... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ,. ... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Seriice:.. .. .. . 6:00 p.m
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study . 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Constitution and Monument
S ort St. Joe,





FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.


(850) 227-1
Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


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Methodist Youth
Fellowship .... ... .6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...... .... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.


Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
Choir Director Youth & Children's Director>


0race Baptist C
SBUT 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
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
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Howard Creek'
Everyone s invited to attd Bptist Hosts

"The Creation of Christmas Lottie Moon Drama


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY
1602 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844
www.crystalsandsrealty.com


THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 227-12781
www.StarFL.com

Mrs. Hartzog, Director of
Planning at Chipola Junior:
College in Marianna, appears
each Christmas season in'
churches throughout the South:
presenting a monologue on the life
of Charlotte (Lottie) Digges Moon,.
a missionary who served 40 years
in China. :
Miss Moon is shown as: '4
daughter of the southern tradition
in Virginia, as a teacher in
Cartersville, Georgia, and as. :a;
dedicated worker among the
Chinese from 1873, when she first
arrived, until 1912, when she died:
of starvation as a result of her
sacrifices for the people within
whom she worked.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2001 PAGE 3B


Church Mural Raises

Christmas For Kids Funds


Last year, after seeing the
great success Christmas For Kids
achieved in our community, the
Youth Sunday School at First
Presbyterian Church decided it
was time for them to help those
less fortunate. They devised- a
mural on the Sunday School wall


with a plan to auction lots to the
congregation as a fundraiser for
Christmas for Kids.

Under the direction of Sunday
School teacher Dan VanVleet and
two of his faithful students,
Margaret and Elizabeth Gibson,


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First Nine Weeks

Honor Roll for Wewa

Elementary
Wewahitchka Elementary
School has released its honor roll
for the first nine weeks of the
2001-2002 year.
(* denotes all A's)
THIRD GRADE: Allicia
Allison'. Katarina Armstrong'.
Casi Baxley*, Jay Bryan*. Shelby
Hardin*, Randy Hightower'. C.J.
Hood', Allsha Hooper*. Jessica
Jamerson'. Seanna Jenkins',
Tanisha Jones*, Justin Lemke*.
Hope Ludlam*, Brandon May-
,hann*, Beau McCorvey*. Jacob
Mclaren', Jeanne Mitchell',.
Arianna Paul*'.
Jeffrey Pitts*, Colton Price*,
Kathy Shiver*, Chelse Strange*,
Jacob Taylor*, Britney Weeks',
Zachary Whitfield*, April Wimber-
Sly*, Jenifer Adkison, Kaylee Arm-
strong, D'Vante Baham. Michel
Bailey, Andrew Bidwell. Miranda
Cain. Justin Campbell, Julia
'Corbin. Jessica Ferry, Kyle
Flanagan, NMlatthew Fleming.
Latoa Gainer. Simbn'e'Hand,
1lelissa Hood, Taylor Huggins.
Jamarce Hunter,. Robert Lank.
Thomas Lee, Jabrela Lewis,


the mural was penciled in and
home lots were sold to the highest
bidder in a silent auction. The
congregation enjoyed a lot of
friendly competition in bidding on
various gulf-front, lakefront, and ,
golf course lots scattered through- .
out the community mural. One
member of the church purchased .
two lots to build a park. "The chil-
dren need a place to play," she
insisted!
,The final auction resulted in
8361 for Christmas For Kids in
December of 2001.
Following the auction. official
'deeds' were awarded to the new
homeowners and the Sunday
School formed a 'Homeowners-
Association' to help the congrega-
tion plan and paint their homes
on the mural. They have had their
hands full dealing with questions
like: Can i hire a local contractor
to paint my house?' Idont[ like
my design. will you sketch me a
new one.
Progress is gradually being
made on the mural, and the pro-
ject is bonding the congregation
and Sunday School in their efforts
to bnng joy to the children of Port
St. Joe this Chnstmas.


by Cindy Beliri
There will be


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on ThursDay, m Deceiiber 13 .at
6:30 in the auditorium. Our third.
graders will also present their
Christmas Program. Everyone is
invited to attend..
Our third graders will present'
their Christmas Program on
Thursday, December 20 at 8:30
and 9:15. Join us the. auditorium
' for this wonderful event.
SchodL1 will be disi~i sed' at
:11:30 on Friday, December 21;
Students will return to school on
T'iesday. January 8. Have a very:
Merry Christmas and Happy New


Port St. Joe Elementary School "Students of the Week" are
(front, 1 to r) first grader Jackson Combs, kindergartner Katie
Davis, and pre-k student Heaven Garrett; and (back, I to r) fifth
grader Courtney Hermsdorfer, fourth grader Cynthia Floyd, third
grader Kristi Davis, and second grader Daniel May.


Madalyn NlcCombs. Trent McLe-
more, Donald Naylor, Jordan
Nickell. Jonathan Nobles, Colton
Nunery. Jeannie Penix, Waylon
Peoples,' Terry Rhodes. Miack
Sandlin, Joseph Shiver. Michael'
Shiver. Stephen Stanley. Whitney
Stansel. Randy Veasey. Andrew
whitehead Bianca Winfield.
Jasmine Woullard.
FOURTH GRADE: Kara
Bremer'. Ariel Kemp', Kaitlyn
Kerrigan'. Laurel Manor*, Damon
McMillion'. Dylan Peterson,
Benjamin Smith', Zachary.
Smith'. Cod- Wade'. Remington
Wade*, Tabitha Ward". .Joseph.
"Adkison,. Dakott'a Ake, Kayla
Barlow, Lacey Brownell,. Minnie


Dyer. Steven Goode. Monica
Grant, Candace Griffin.
Tiffany Hall, Summer Henry.
Jacob ;Jones, Precious Jones,
Kayla Marin, Tamber McLemore.
Christopher Peak, Zach Pierola,
SBaylen Price;. Kaleb Price, Clay
Pndgeon. Megan Russell. Ashley
Saliba. Melissa Shaw, Brittnev
Shipman, Roger Sylvester. Rob\yn
Turner, Rex Veasey, Justin
W:alding. Laramie Wh!tten.

FIFTH GRADE:


Husband', Whitney Melvin'.
SJessica Messick'. Joshua
: Mitchell". Page Nickell', Kayla
O'Neal'. lan Rice', Samantha
Rich'. Amanda Robbms', Joshua
Sapp'. Danielle Stanley'. Heather
Strange*, Felicia Trese'. Evan
Williams', Danielle Wood'. Mar-
tika Albino. Alex Algueseva.
William Barber. Lisa Barlow,'
'lMary Brogdon. John Campbell.
Amanda Cesaroni, Jennifer Clay-
ton, T.J. Corbin. Brandon Duck-
worth. Audrey Dyer, Demetres
Gainer. Robin Gautier. Ashley
Goetz, Connie Harrelson, Derek
Knowles. Ryan Leaman. Erika
Lemke. Megan Lincoln. Leigh
Little. Hope McDaniel, Kelley
,McLemore. Lena McLemore.
Kristen Parmele. Jordan Paul,
_Chelsey Pettis, Alan Sikes, Darid
Strickland. Chaz Whitten. Kayla
Williams.


RKeecca Barnes ,, Kain Dl-, -
well, Jacob Causey *. GaFe ,i. 3 G RADE: Reb"
Davidson*, Jonathan rers, XTH GRADE: Rebecca
~DB i do Duke*.J Chase Hpai-er Barnes'. Tyler Bush*. Janessa
VBobbi Jo a uke. Chase r*, J ia Campbell'. Tome Cesaroni*, Rene
Victoria. Hightowver'. Jessica


Diaz'. Andrew Dorman'. T\ra
Dupuie*, Katlyn Gbrtman*.
Summer Grice". Hal Harden'.
Holly Knowles'. Amber Lanier',
Meleah Lister'. Geoffrey Manor'.
Tiffany Newsome'. Jennifer
Rhodes*. Ayla Roberts'. Kendra
Smith', Mary Taunton*. Saman-
tha Wade*.
Vanessa Wait'. Brent Walker'.
Kelly Weeks', Alan Whitfield*,
Brandi Whitfield'. Gayla William-
son', George Abrahams. Cody
Andrews, Derek Barfield. William
Binford, Tor Bowles. Janie
Boyett, Kayla Chumney, Jessica
Clark, Joey Collins. Heather
Davis. Caroline Douglas, Bnttany
Floyd, Elizabeth Grimsley, Michel-
le Hand, Apnl I-'ughley.
Jesse Jones, Tiffany Lemois.
Adrian Lewis. Catherine Long.
Derek McNamara. Whitney
Mynck, S.,,SIerra .Nekb, Tcau,
Piercy. Sh'ana ..Pdgepn., Stelson .
Rich.-Ai dreahna--Riley. 'J s'liTa :
Sandlin. Samantha Spive;, Jo-
seph Tackett. Bnttany W\hitfield.


Year!
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Wednesday, January 16. If you
would like to schedule a parent/
teacher conference, please call
227-1221.


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hope my sentiments bring you to
realize, how incredibly lucky I am
to have the family, health and
Lord that I do. For all these things
and more, I will be forever grate-
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Middle

School News


by Tom Boohe
Only two more weeks 'left in
this semester. Christmas is ldos-
ing fast and a new year is dawn-
:ing.
The SGA ,,is sponsoring a
Christmas dance in the gym on
Friday. December 21st. If you
would like music, please Toan
your CDs so they can be played. It
is' recommended that you put
your name somewhere on the CD
so it can be identified.
":In addition, this year we are
hosting a new event at the dance.
It is called the Sleeping Bag
Sleigh Race." Each AA will select
three members of their class (they
can be students or teachers) to
compete. Two members will pull
the sleigh while the third steers.
Each grade's AAs will then.race
against each other on the slick
gym floor. AAs need to bring their
own sleeping bag. The SGA will.
provide reins. This event 'is to be
held right at the beginning of the
dance, so get ready to sleigh!

Congratulations to this
week's Students of the Week: 6th
grade: Corbin Vickery and
Summer Stitt: 7th grade: Sam
Cox and Sarah Allen: 8th grade:
Anna McFarland and Emily
Raffield.
Beta Club members: remem-
ber your Christmas party on
Thursday. December 20th. It is at
Sam Cox's house from 7-10 p.m.
If you need a reminder of what
you are to bnng, ask Mrs. Judy
Williams.
Pt students are to remember
that uniform money is due on
January 16th. These uniforms
are mandatory. so you have to
pay for them.
SHoliday grams will be sold
. during lunch for 25C. Each gram
w wil have a-personal message and
a candy cane. -
SCongratilations to Mrs. Liz
Howell, PSJMS Teacher of the
Year, and Mrs.-Nancy Brockman,.
Employee of the Year.-
That is all the news for this
week.. Sorry I didn't have any
jokes. If you thought they were
funny, look in next week's article
t:'to see -if I came across any new
*ones.

,' by Kelly Geoghagan
S The savory smell of a brown-
ing turkey. The spread of greens,
sourdough rolls baked to perfec-
tion, cranberry sauce, and
mouthwatering desserts. Are
these the things you think of'
when it comes to Thanksgiving?.
What, though, is the true meaning
behind this November holiday?
What are you really thankful for?
These are, the three things that I
am most thankful to have in my
life.
I am sincerely thankful for my
family. I have a loving mother and
father, and two sisters. Though we
'may disagree at times, my family
*means more to me than anything
else in this world. Both sets of my
grandparents are alive and active.
I have a gigantic amount of
cousins, aunts, and uncles who
are all dear to my heart. If I were
to lose all that I have in this world,
except mny family, I would still be
truly joyful in living life.
Next, I am very thankful for
,my health. I have never been-
admitted into a hospital since the
day I was born. Also, I have never
in my entire life broken a bone or
had stitches. I rarely ever get sick,
and I thank the Lord that I have
not ever had a lasting or fatal ill-
ness.
Last,;I am thankful for, more
*than anything else, my Savior,'
Jesus Christ. He went through'
immense suffering and peril for
me, even dying in the cruel and
inhuman way of crucifixion.
Without Christ I am nothing and
can do nothing. I am forever
grateful that I was introduced into
his loving family of believers. He is
omniscient, and is always there
for me to lay my burdens upon
whenever and wherever I am.
So, this upcoming Thanks-
giving, remember those who died
in the terrible events of Septem-
ber 11, 2001. Be much obliged for
the family you have, which some
people now do not because of


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From

the

Halls


of

Wewahitchka

High School


We are very pleased to
announce to you the selections
for Teacher of the Year and
Employee of the Year at Wewa-
hitchka Jr/Sr High School. (These
.selections are' made by their
peers.)
Mrs. Laura Colaninno
receives the honor as Teacher of
the Year. She is in her fourth year
with us. She teaches high school
math. She and her family live in
Blountstown.
Mrs. Brenda Jordan handles
our records, especially all the info
that-goes into the computer sys-
tem. In addition to her position
here at WHS, she has worked at
the school board office. She and
her family reside in Wewahitchka.
We wish you well as you pursue
district awards and beyond. And
thanks for your quality service to
our students! ,
The basketball teams are
rounding in shape. The girls are
away at FAMU on the 13th, the
boys play Rutherford on the 14th
at their place, and the girls are in
a tournament on the 14th at
Jefferson.
Extra 2001 yearbooks will be
on sale until December 19th. At
that time all extra copies not sold
will be returned to Josten's.
The University of West Florida
is interested in offering a Master's
Degree in. C & I at our high
school. If you would like more
information about this opportuni-
ty, please contact Dr. T at WHS
and leave a number.
Our Angel Fund has begun at
the school. We collect money for
the purpose of passing it along to
some needy families at Christmas
time. If you would like to con-
tribute, please contact Mrs.
Sterzoy at the high school office.
NHS is in the process of
preparing for fall induction.
Please make sure you are meeting
the deadlines as well as the
"requirements as you apply.
Fi> Fl ifda'Studio Theater visited
us tliis 'past week. The represen-
tatives from this touring company
taught in several classrooms as
part of their "Write a Play" pro-
gram. The results of their influ-
ence should be some better writ-
ing and more interest in our
drama club. This was part of our
Cultural Affairs Grant Program.
Final Exams for this .9 weeks
will be given on the 19th and 20th
of December. There is a half-day
of school on the 21st with a dis-
missal tentatively set for 12:00.
There will be no lunches served
that day.
Several scholarship, opportu-
nities have become available
through the principal's office.
Seniors are asked to see Dr. T in
'order to get the information and
the opportunity
As you prepare to make some
final purchases for your friends
and family members, may I offer a
couple of suggestions? The first
one is very, practical. Have you
considered a book? One for recre-
ational reading? And the other
suggestion is a bit more person-
al: time. Give someone a little,
more time and it will give back to
you more than you can imagine.


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GULF COUNTY SCHooLS
December 17-21, 2001
MONDAY-Sloppy joe/bun, french
fries; fresh banana, spice cake and
milk, or chef's salad meal.
TUESDAY-SPECIAL CHRISTMAS
DINNER
WEDNESDAY-MANAGER'S
CHOICE
THURSDAY-MANAGER'S CHOICE
FRIDAY-BREAKFAST ONLY NO
LUNCH SERVED.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
AND/OR COMMODITIES.


Overstreet VFD
Christmas Party
The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department and ladies auxiliary
will have their annual Christmas
party, on Saturday, December
15th at 6:00 p.m. ET. Santa will
arrive via fire truck around 6:30
p.m. to deliver candy and fruit.
There will be a hay ride, bon-
fire, weiner and marshamallow


roast, and other refreshments.
Residents of all ages in the
Overstreet area are invited to
attend.
Say.oui Saw It In The Star!


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The Christmas season is final-
ly here. Beautiful .lights,
Christmas trees, and decorations
are brought out for this special
time of the year. Everyone is full of
joy and in the giving spirit. Even
the teachers are in the. cheerful
and giving mood. They have been
more than happy to provide plenty
of work to keep students busy.
Along with the end of the year
2001, is the end of the first half of
the school year. That means that
semester exams are coming up.
What a way to prepare for the hol-
idays.
The SGA attended their sec-
ond District 1 meeting in
Pensacola last Friday. They voted
on resolutions for the upcoming
years with other schools.
Over. the Thanksgiving holi-
days, the Key Club collected
canned goods and bought food for
two needy families in the commu-
nity. They provided two turkeys,
bread,- green beans, corn and
many other holiday foods.
"Sweet Home Alabama," "Total
Eclipse of the Heart," and "Bidi
Bidi Bom Bom" are some of the
tunes that students enjoyed while
eating lunch the 6th. Shenanigan,
a high school band formed by Mrs.
Comforter, one of our teachers,
played their second lunch gig. Lisa
Curry and Rachel Geoghagan were
the lead singers with Ken Peak
and Chase Millender on guitar,
Zach Roney on bass, Brad
Sanders on drums, and Mrs.


School Board to
Discuss Block
Scheduling
SGulf County School Board will
meet on December 20. at 6:30
p.m. ET in the school board office
to discuss Block Scheduling. At
this time, information will be
given and gathered to assist in
determining the feasibility of the
continuation of the block sched-
ule .at the two' .county high


Comforter on keyboard. Shenani-
gan's next appearance will be at
the high school during lunch on
December 17th for a Christmas
sing-along.
Lisa Curry, winner of the Gulf
County Junior Miss program, rep-
resented Gulf County and PSJHS
in the Florida Junior Miss pro-
gram last week in Destin.
Congratulations from everyone.
The National Honor Society is
collecting children's books and
giving them to the Sheriffs
Department for kids this Christ-
mas.
Congratulations to Teacher of
the Year Mrs. Chnstme White and
Employee of the Year Mrs. Ollie V.
Neel at the high school.
The JUCO Classic basketball
tournament was played at the
dome. Different men's and
women's teams from all around
the state competed at this extraor-
dinary tournament.
.The Shark basketball team
suffered a tough loss at their sea-:
son opener against the Mosley,
Dolphins at Mosley High School.
The Sharks trailed for most of the
game and made a fourth quarter
comeback that wasn't quite good
enough to win the game.
Junior dues still need to be
paid A.S.A.P.!
"Don't forget the little things
or they might come back to haunt
you."-Ken Peak and David
Mathews.
Merry Christmas.

schools.
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
began utilizing the block schedule
model during the 1996-1997
school year. Data has been col-
lected which is reflective of the
impact of this scheduling model
on the students of Gulf County.
This data will be shared and will
be a driving factor in determining
the continuation of this model.
All concerned persons& are
encouraged to attend.


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Real Estate

Answers to Real Estate
questions from your local
Century 21 Agents.


REMODELING YOUR HOME:

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

By Linda Ulm. ,
The.classic way for homeowners to increase the value of their house is by remodeling
existing rooms or adding on to its current plan.
Some choose o build recreation rooms and studies while others add new appliances, i
fixtures and cabinets to enliven rooms and make their home more attractive to future
buyers.


But,, when should you' decide to stop sinking money into a home and buy a bigger kA :'- '.
place? And how much rehab is too much when it comes time to recovering remodeling costs tli
through a Home sale.
For instance, if you've just spent $1,000 remodeling your living room and didn't expand
your small bathroom, the chances of increasing the number of interested buyers are slim.
With these concerns in mind, Century 21 sales associates offer a few tips for those L Tfl, a
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addition that is in a completely different architectural style. Be consistent. Recognize your home's character and stay within
its framework.
The most financially rewarding areas to remodel are usually the kitchen and bath. Newly re-done cooking spaces and
cabinets can attract more buyers and may command a slightly higher price for the home than a comparable one on the
market. Simple repairs that are made to last will bring youthe biggest returns upon sale. .
.Enlarged bathrooms are the most popular attraction for new home buyers, according to the National Kitchen and Bath
Association. Today, the most popular additions for younger buyers are sunken whirlpool baths and showers. But be sure to
install modest, solid amenities. It's easy to quickly over-spend on bathroom fixtures.
Buyers are, by convention, more interested in above-ground living space not basements, yards and walkways. Swimming
pools can be a poor investment if installed for the sole purpose of increasing a home's value; it's rare that a pool's cost will
be recovered in a home sale. It can also be a negative feature for potential'buyers with very young children.
Replacing worn carpeting, tiles and wood'floors can give your home an immediate advantage over similar properties in
the area. Updating paint colors in all areas of your home can also prove beneficial.
However, its recommended that you use neutral colors, such as gray, beige and off-white, when adding new floor and
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Stay simple with your remodeling and look at your home as though you were the buyer. Chances are that if you find the
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Don't go overboard. Concentrate on improving two or three deficiencies in your home. More than likely, the time and
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The teachers and staff of
Faith Christian. had a great,
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and to the PTF.
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graders are busy preparing for a
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next week. They will first perform
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Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00
p.m., then for the student body on
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Friday, December 21 will be
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of the first semester of school.
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because of the many people who
planned and worked to refurbish
the preschool and elementary
play areas. To the crew who built
the framework around the play.,
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the two loads of sand, to the
moms, dads, sisters, and brothers
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our PTF (they arranged all of the
donations, deliveries, and the
workday) and their contributions,
support, and prayers, we are see-
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Florida for the third quarter of
2001. Jeff Galloway, realtor in the
St. George Island office was
awarded third place in the cate-
gory of Residential Gross Com-
mission Income.. Both Ms. Ruth
and Jeff were competing with
2,635 Prudential agents in .89
offices.
Rose Drye, president/broker
of Prudential Resort Realty
recently announced that the St.
George Island office was awarded
a certificate of achievement in
recognition of placing second in
the category of. Residential Gross
Commission Income, 3rd quarter,
for the entire Southern Region.
The office was competing with 14.9
other Prudential Real' Estate
Affiliate offices in the same size'
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Tax Relief Reconciliation

Act 2001: What It Means to

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for those saving for education
expenses. And while most
changes don't begin to go into
effect until 2002, becoming famil-
iar with opportunities presented
by the new law now will help you
evaluate your savings, approach
and adjust your strategy accord-
ingly.
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Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher,
Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris; Pat Johnson


Beachview Hwy 98 4BR/3BA or 3BR/2BA
beach home with bedroom apartment. .Many
extras'. Hardwood floors, porch, decks, remodeled
kitchen, garage.
MLS#90739- GREAT PRICE-$279,000
Call Joy Holder and make an offer.



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Starling House Mexico Beach Third Tier Enjo0
beachside living/income. 3BR/2BA plus 2BR/2BA
Apartment (currently rented). Good view, one level,
excellent cond;Ion garage.
MLS#90009 $325,000
Call Joy Holder


Sexton Home Mexico Beach Gulfview Ths
3BR/2BA home is the perfect beach house. Smell
the salt air and listen to the roar of the surf from the
enclosed Florida room. This piece of paradise can
be yours!!


MLS#90644 $275,000
Call Gloria Salinard


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private subdivision.
E MLS#4893 $725,000
S Call Jeff Fletcher


changes to your portfolio or
investment strategy. (Prudential
Securities is not a tax advisor)' In
the meantime, here's an overview
of how the hew law may enhance
your ability to save for college
tuition bills.
Section 529 Plans
Most states sponsor tax-shel-
tered college savings, accounts
referred to as "529 plans" for the
section of Internal Revenue code
that created them. Under the cur-
rent law, fund in a 529 plan grow
tax-deferred and upon withdrawal
for qualified higher education.
distributions are taxed at the ben-.
Seficiary's rate.
Under the new !aw. beginning
in 2002, distributions from a 529
Plan will be tax-free if withdrawn
for qualified higher education
expenses. This change provides
parents- and grandparents with
the ability to plan for college
expenses on. a tax-free basis.
thereby increasing the power of
saving for children of all ages.
For those who have already
established a 529 plan, the'lnew
law makes it easier to switch
plans if you wish to fake advan-:
tage 'of different investment
options and/or a higher overall
account limit through a different
plan.
Currently. if you wish to
rollover 529 funds from one plan
to another 'without incurring
taxes, the 'beneficiary of the
account would have to' be
.changed. However, beginning 'in
2002, funds may be transferred to
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800-41 13717 800-458-7478
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Margpret Presswood, Charles Montford Marlene Harris, Gloria Salinard, Dallas Herring


Monroe Manor Fish Camp Port St. Joe Area -
Howard's Creek 2BR/1BA modular home on
three lots with fish ' oak trees, three wells, partially furn;ied Re iden-
tial/mixed commercial zoning..
MLS#91085 $42,900 :
Call Paula Clark
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Martin Home Port St. Joe Interior'- Lovely
4B.R/2BA home with a large remodeled kitchen.
This home sits on a 94'x150' corner lot convenient.,
to schools and shopping.. Don':miss this opportu-
nity!
MLS#90775 -$115,000
Call Gloria Salinard


Smith House St. Joe/Mexico Beach Gulfview
home -, Just listed a 3BR/2BA home with a large
screened porch. It :also has a separate
storage/game/in-law building (whatever)-and it is
nicely landscaped. Come see this special home.
MLS #90686 -$165,000
Call Marlene Harris


105 North 32nd Street Mexico Beach Canal-
front You can have a Gulf view, canal view, and
boat access to the beautiful Emerald Coast waters
off Mexico Beach in one home. Take a virtual open
home tour of this 3 story, 2BR/2.5BA home at
www.cmontford.com.
MLS#90771 $260,000
Call Charles Montford


Johnson House Mexico Beach Canalfront Excep.
nonal 3BR..2BA home .viih dock, boat house. tio lev.
els of outside Ii.r.g areas. buiterfly garden, and
workshop. This home is perfect for the fisherman, gar-
dener, hobby enthusiast or one e.+.o wants to relax and
enjoy the good life
MLS#90643 $445,000
Call Margqret Presswood


Kipp House St. Joe Beach/Mexico Beach
Beachview As good as on the beach. 3+BR/3BA,
living room plus lIrge great room upstairs with
excellent view of the beach. Upstairs also has a
screened porch plus open deck. Lots of room to
entertain. Excellent vie
MLS#9694- $$575,000
Call Marlehe Harris


Seagull #6 St. Joe Beach Beachfront Enloy rental
income with ownership of this furnished 2BR/2.5BA
town home. 'Watch sunsets and dolphins at play from
your two decks. .
MLS#9769 $260,000
Call Joan Smithwick


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Nobles Home -Port St. Joe This 3BR/2BA house is
aimust see. Very nice, well-kept older home. Kitchen
has beeh remodeled, nice workshop out back.
MLS#9760- $107,000
Call Pat Johnson


Commercial St. Joe Beach/Mexico Beach Area -
Eleven unit inn right on the beach. Permitted use:
shops, restaurant or bed & breakfast, also residential
town home. Currently used as Surfside Inn.
MLS#90438 $1,244,595
Call Joy Holder or Joan Smithwick


Starlight & Starbright Cape San Bias Investment
properties, these brand'new cottages are waiting for
you. Each of the 1500', 3BR/2BA homes features
vaulted ceilings and tile floors. Both units have great
views of Gulf and Bay from the wrap-around decks.
MLS#91000 and MLS $91001 $235,000 each
Call Jeff or Margaret now to have first choice


Lot Listifngs Carroll Street Eastpoint Very nice one acre+ lot.
S" Nice homes already on street. $25,000-
Two Palms Subdivision Cape San Bias Beautiful MLS#9336. Contact Mike Harris.
lot located one lot over from Salinas Park. Will
always have a view of Gulf. $180,000 Mexico Beach Residential Nice area, 423 Texas
MLS#90910. Contact Pat Johnson. Drive. Walk to beach. $42,500 MLS#90894. Con-
Investor's Opportunity- Large 11 acre parcel, 300' tact Joan Smithwick.
to beach. Perfect for planned development. Owner 101 Parkside Circle Cape San Bias Beautiful
financing. $1,600,000 MLS#9426. Contact Joy lakefront, cottage lot on corner. $79,500 -
Holder. MLS#10186. Contact Mike Harris.


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12 months without having to
change the beneficiary.
S. The new law. also enables
investors to make contributions to
both an Education IRA and a 529
SPlan in the same year.
Education IRAs
SUnder the 2001 Tax Act the
annual lirrt on contributions to .
Education IRAs will increase from
s'500 to S2.000 beginning in
2002. Because distributions from
an Education IRA are tax-free if
used for qualified education
expenses, the raised contnbuuon
limit can have a significant impact
on your ability to save for college.
The 2001 Tax Act also
expands th iq definition of "quali-
fied education expenses.'" Uhder
the current law, Education IRAs
can only be used to save for a
child s college education.
Beginning in 2002, the new law
expands tax-free distributions to
include primary and secondary
school expenses, for both public
and private -school.
The new law also raises the
income-eligibility limits for mar-
ried couples. The ability to make
Education IRA contributions now
begins to phase out for couples
' with adjusted gross incomes
between S 150.000 and $160,000.
Beginning in 2002, the Tax Relief
Act extends this phaseout range
to 8190.000 to 8220.000.
The deadline for making
annual contnbutions to Edu-
cation IRAs has also been
extended. Instead of having to
contnbute by December 31, con-
trbutions may be made up until
your tax return filing deadline
without extensions. generally
Apnl 15 of the following year the
same deadline for contributions to
other types of IRAs.
Other Education-Related
Provisions
Employer-provided education
Assistance. The new law excludes
from income employer-provlded
:graduate education assistance
(up to S5.250 annually). and
extends the exclusion to include
both undergraduate and graduate
education.
Student loan deduction.
Deductbility of student loans is
increased under the 2001 Tax Act
by raising the income phaseout
levels. In 2002, the phaseout
threshold 'for singles will; be
$50.000-865,000. For married
couples filing jointly the threshold
will be S100,000-8130.000. The
deduction will be "above-the-line"
so it may be claimed even if you
do not itemize your deductions.
Deductions for higher educa-
tion expenses. This legislation also
creates a new deduction for quali-
fied higher education expenses in
the years 2002 through 2005. In
2002 and 2003, married couples
filing jointly with adjusted gross
income .that does not exceed
$130,000 ($65,000 for: singles)
Smay claim a maximum deduction
of $3,000, This deduction is also
"above-the-line", so it may be
claimed even if you, don't itemize
your deductions. However, it does
not apply to contributions to
Education IRAs or 529 plans.
In addition: to these high-
lights, the 2001 Tax Act also pro-
vides investors with exciting new
retreement- planning and estate
tfix planning opportunities. To,
learn more about how this legisla-
tion can help you reach your
financial planning goals, contact
your financial advisor and tax.
advisor today.
Andy Wilkinson is a Financial
Advisor with Prudential Financial
in the Destin, Pensacola offices
and can be reached toll free at 1-
866-715-4793 or email andy_
wilkinson@prusec.com

Searching for

CPR Lifesavers
On Saturday, February 2, the
American Heart Association and
the Florida College of Emergency
Physicians will hold a mass CPR
training at Gulf Coast Community
College.
The American Heart Associ-
ation is searching for individuals
who have helped a victim of car-
diac arrest by initiating CPR prior
to the.arrival of EMS.
If you or someone you know is
a heartsaver, please call the
American Heart Association at
800/270-5094 or fax the following
information to 872-9133. Send
your name and phone number,
the heartsaver's name, a brief
description of how the heartsaver
helped a victim of cardiac arrest,
the date of the incident and Con-
tact information for the victim.


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1972 VW Volkswagen. Great Condition.,
Recently Restored. $3,500. Will make a
great gift. Call 227-7340. 2tp12/13

1990 Dodge Caravan SE, V6 EFI, power
windows, power steering, power rear
vent windows. Asking $1,000 OBO or
trade. Call 850-827-2451 or 850-227-
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Chevy Ext. Cab 1994, PW, PS, PB, new
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good condition. Call 647-3816.
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1985 Bonneville. All new belts and
hoses, trailer hitch. First $500 drives
away. Call 229-8378. 2tp12/6

2001 Toyota Tundra, fully loaded, take
up lease payments. Call 647-2803 after
6:00 pm. tfc12/6

1990 'Honda Accord LX. Great condi-
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3497 evenings/weekends. tfcl2/6'


1997 Buick Skylark
1978 Chevy Nova
1995 Chevy Corsica
1992 Ford Mustang
1988 Chevy Baretta
1991 Geo Metro


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$4,795."0
$3,500."o
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1994 Chevy Cavalier $1,995."0
1990 Chevy Corsica $1,395.00
1983 Toyota Corolla $895.00
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639-9773


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SFranchise. Financing available for
qualified individual. Call Lance at I1-
800-310-8848. 4tpl /29




'1/2 block from Beech. 3 bedrooms.
.porch on front & back. Available Now.
41st Street, Mexico Beach. Call 648-
3090 leave message or Susan at 850-
668-7212. 4tc12/13 '

Studio Apartment by the beach. Private
,entrance, furnished, all utilities. Call
648-5033. 2tc12/13

FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031


BEACH STORAGE
Day: 227-7200,
night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach












PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

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5X10 10x10 1Ox2g9
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


Mexico Beach 4 bedroom, 2 bath
duplex, 350 feet from dedicated beach.
Call 706-636-4010. tfcl2/13

2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments in Port
St. Joe. W/D hookups, all electric, dish-
washer in kitchen, .large living area,
$500/mo. Please stop by Prudential
Distinctive Properties, L.L.C, 433 Cape
San Bias Rd. for a rental application or
call 227-2000 to make an appointment.
to view. ltcl2/13

2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfcl2/6

Mobile Home for rent. 173 Marshal Dr..
Overstreei. $350 month., $150 deposit.
Includes water & garbage pick-up. Call
648-6582. .: tfcl2/13

Cape S~ Bias 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
fireplace, screenporch. $650 month,
call 850-722-1446. ftfcl2/13

Furnished 2 bedroom Townhouse with
Gulf View, St. Joe Beach. Call 850-647-
S5884. tfcl2/6

1 bedroom house in center of town of
Port St. Joe. $325 month; ist. last and -
security deposit required. Must have
references. Call 227-3333. 524 4th
Street'. 2tcl2/6


Apartment for rent, 2 bedroom. I bath.
available now. 808 Woodward Ave., Apt.
H. $450 a month plus deposit. Long
term rental. Call 850-227-7480. 2icIi.'6

Home for rent. 2 bedroom. 1 bath home
on Oak Grove Ave. Clean & neat. S400
month, $300 security dep. Call 850-
837-6860. : 2tp12/6

2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apartment in
Port St. Joe for rent.. $475 per month
with a S300 deposit. No Pets. For more
information please call 229-6527. u:, 6

Port St. Joe, 2 bedroom, I bath upstairs
unfurnished apartment, water, trash,
included. No.: Pets, security, $340
month. Call 229-1340. tfcl2/6

Deluxe Office Space available in
Apalachicola. 1200 SF available for
rent as a suite or divided up. Call 653-
8000:. 4tcl 1/22

For rent partly furnished trailer in
Highland View. For more information
call 227-1260. leave message. tfcl2/6

2 bedroom, I bath house in Oak Grove.
No Pets. S350 a month plus deposit.
Call 850-229-6078. tic12/6

For Rent RV Spaces, full hookup. call
229-8959, leave message. 8tp10/25

Efficiency-type apartment in P.S.J.,
furnished, all utilities inc. Weekly,
Monthly rates. Call 639-3600 or 229-
2941. tfcl2/6

2 bedroom apartment for rent. Ocean
View in Mexico Beach, 850-648-4922.
Lfcl2/6

For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave. 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. uac2 6

3 bedroom. 2 bath unfurnished mobile
home in quiet park. S400 month plus
deposit. Call 648-5476. fcl12/6

Furnished and Unfurnished Rentals.
St. Joe Beach. Mexico Beach and Gulf
Shores. (Beachfront. Gulfvlew and
Intenor) Several Short and Long Term
from S400 to 1,400 per month. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. fecl2/6

For Rent. 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room. S250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc12/6
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.
tfc12/6

Apartment for rent. 510 8th Street. Call
Buddy at 229-2992. 3tpll/29

Large 3 bedroom. 2 bath to6wrhouse.
unfurnished. washer/dryer hook-up.
8800 per month, S300 security deposit.
N. 36th Street, Mexico Beach. Call Gulf
Coast Vacaton Rentals at 648-5449.
tfcl2/6

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. tfcl2/6

MINI STORAGE
Ofu: 22 Reid Ave. Street, Port St.Joe, Fl
229-260 Office
2276343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

Mexico Beach Mini

Storage Units, 6'x12',

and 12'x12'. 648-5146,

Anchor Realty

For Rent
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
"Ask about our move-in specials"
Central heat and air
Laundry facilities
Wall to wall carpeting
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952


Beach House & Trailer for rent. Call
648-5306. tfcl2/13

Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig., fum., fully carpeted. 1BR apts.
on site .Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfcl2/6
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport & laun-
dry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm house,'l 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
.. FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air, wash-
er/dryer hook-up.'
One bedroom apartment, washer/ dryer
hookup. Call 229-6777 after 7 PM. tfcl2/6

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Pre Christmases Sale. 636 Madison
Street. Sat.. Dec. 15th. Silver, china,
clothes, Christmas decorations, roll up
blinds, etc. Rain Cancels. Itc 12' 13


Huge Yard -Sale, '401 Ponderosa Pines,
Port St. Joe, near airport, Sat, Dec.
15th. 8:00 unul. No Early Birds. Lots of
good ,furniture, household items,
kitchen cupboards, clothes, and lots of
other items. ltcl2/13

Yard/Porch Sale, 242 Nan Nook Rd.,
Mexmco Beach, Sat., Dec, 15th, 8:00
CST. Computer desk, chair cushions,
teddy bears, lots of misc. stuffll
Questions? Call Hazel Anderson at 648-
8533. ltcl2/13

. Yard Sale, 122 Robbins Ave.. Sat.. Dec:
15th. 8:00 am until. Lots of Bargains.
Rain Cancels. ltpl2/13


Highland View Fire Department.
Turkey Shoot, Dec. 15th & 16th, 1:00
till dark. End of Butler's Bay Rd. t
2tc12/6




Seeking Part-Time Office MGR/Book-
keeper, Port St. Joe. Responsible for
the daily bookkeeping and office man-
aeemeit systems for a full service
NMArfth and Ships Store on St. Joe Bay.;.
Flexible hours. Reporting to off-site
comptroller. A/P, A/R, Gen. Ledger
reporting, Quickbooks Pro 2000, and
Excel and Word 2000. Retail sales a
plus but not a requirement. Possibly
full-ume after 6 months. Send resumes
to Marina. 340 W 1st Street. Port St.
Joe. FL. tfcl21213

Help wanted for survey field crew per-
sonal all levels. Apply at SM Marley,
406 Reid Ave. Salaries depending on
experience. tfcl2/13

"Ready to make money with the best
professional Real Estate group in the
area? Realtors and other professional
designations are encouraged to call
Anchor Realty's Human Resources
Director, Kathleen Her'nksson. at 850-
927-3331 or email at kathleenh@florl-
da-beach.com" 4tc 12/13

ABE/GED adjunct IGulf-Franklin
Center) To provide academic assess-
ment arnd instruction to adults working
to improve basic reading. math. and
English skills and/or attain GED's.
Bachelors degree required (Math,
Science, Education or English pre-
ferred). Experience working in an edu-
cational environment with adults. com-
munication/computer skills preferred,
S15/hr. Grant Funded. Position is
.open until filled. Applications may be
picked up 'at: Human Resources.
Admin. Annex, Rm. 104, or our web-site
at wwwn.gc cc.fl.us. GCCC is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Minorities and
females are strongly encouraged to
apply. For a detailed description check
Sour our Jb-line at (850) 873-3540.
2tc12/13


Cashier needed at Cape Trading-Post,
please call Tammy at 229-8775. .tifc2/6

LPNs/RNs and CNAs. All shifts Bay St.
George Care Center, Eastpoint, FL 850-
670-8571. 10tc10/25



For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS.
126 Amy Circle,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
(850) 639-2722

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
S* On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 i


Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE

Corner of.DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach

Office: 899-3665

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Employment opportunity 'for
Clubhouse manager apprentice posi-
tion. Wide variety of duties include light
bookkeeping. deposits and entire
Clubhouse operation. Wage is nego-
tiable. Paid holidays and actiono.
Application or resume may be submit-
ted to St. Joseph's Bay Country Club.
700 Country Club Road. 3tc 11/29

Opening(s) available in restaurant
and lounge. Paid holidays and vaca-,
uon. Rotating dues and weekends.
Cooking duties will include food prepa-
rations for luncheons and special din-
ners. Waitress dues include bartend-
Ing Average weekly hours 30-35 year
round. No less than S5.25 an hour plus
gratuity. Must be 18 years or older.
Please subrrut applicauons or resume to
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club, 700
County. Club Road. 3tcl 1/29

Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracung, Inc.. PO Box 185.
Hoslbrd. FL 32334. 850-379-6116. ...,

Part-Time. Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care. call Pam at Gen-Care
850-647-2626. c12/6

$250 A Day
Potential/Bartending
Training Provided
1-800-293-3985 Ext. 2421



,LST&FUND


Lost or Stolen II month old. Male.
Dachshund, black nwth black & brown
feet. a little brown around the mouth.
left ear has round nick. Went missing
Sunday at round 4.00. If found or
picked up call 648-2456 or return to
121 N. Patrick in Overstreet. 2tc12/13




For Sale. Living room suite. Lazy Boy
sofa, floral tapestry design. 2 Queen
Anne chairs, rose color, round glass
cocktail table with spindle legs. $600.
Like rnev. cnditiorn Dinette set, octagon
shape. vood & glass \wth 4 chairs. SSO.
Grandfather clock. 8150 Deluxe air
hockey table, $100. Great Christmas
Gift' Call 227- 1795 or 653-269c. r,,:. i l

For Sale. v.lute day bed. 850; queen
bedroom set. lighted hutch top dresser.
armoire. & lighted bookcase head
board. S200: oak pedestal dining room
set, 4 chairs. S100. 1988 Buick Regal.
$500. Mani other items. please Inquire,
Port St. Joe. 850-599-1465. All good
condition, ltcl2/13

27 It. 5th wheel, excellent condition.
Can be seen at, Islander, RV -Park.
83.500. Call 648-2228. 2tc12/13

For Sale: Girls twin bed/mattress.
dresser \ith hutch. corner T' stand.
New Condition. $250. Call 639-2145
after 5:00 pm. ltpl2/13

NEW 19" Color TV/VCR combo, 8275.
NEW RCA VCR, 895. Great Christmas
Gifts. Call 227-9722. ltc12/13

For Sale. Piano and/or Anuque Pump
Orgai. Call 227-3397. 2tc 12/13

SBeautiful large solid oak dining room
table. Crinamon color, claw feet. leaf, 4
side chairs. 2 arm chairs, custom made
table pad Open stock furniture. Paid
$$1.480 will take S785. Call Judy Bond
at 229-8948. leave message. Makes for
a nice Christmas present. 1 tc 12/13

GE Gas Dryer, White; great Condition.
$100. Call 648-6734. Ic 12/13

Two campers for sale. 30' for 87,500.
32' 5th wheel. S3.900. Located at
Simmons Bavou at Burkett's Boat
ramp. Call 770-787-4551. 4tp12/6

Hot food urit by Delfield (#SH4NU) and
cold pan unit by Delfield (BSCS60B).
Both equipped with double tray slide
solid SS#A and double sneeze guard.
Brand new-never been used. Contact
Ms. Harding at 850-747-0601. 4tell/22

Free "Non-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian & no-
thing else! Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@outdrs.neti2/,
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfcl2/6

Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Qualify Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374


Mobile Homes for sale, $1,500-$3,500,
call 647-5106. tfcl2/6

Retirement. SSI or Disability Income
only? Tired of throwing money away on
rent? Stop paying someone else's mort-
gage for them! Call 1-888-324-1514,
ask for D.C. and move in your new
home in less than 3 weeks! I tc12/13

8O DOWN on any new lot model includ-
ing land/home deals!! Payments start at
S300/mo and it's easy to qualify. Call
D.C. at 1-888-324-1514. 1tc12/13

Used Homes Available Now Already
Setupl Just bring your furniture and
start Ihvingl Prices start at just S9900.
Call me toll-free at 1-888-324-1514.:
D.C. Williams. ltc12/13

6.00% Fixed Interest Rates available
to qualified buyers on land/home pack-
ages NOWI Move in by New Year's and
celebrate in style Ask for D.C. at 1-888-
324-1514. ltcl2/13

Who are you gonna call? CREDIT
BUSTERS! I can help you get financed
for a new home when others fall. 1-888-
324-1514 Toll Free or 763-4266 Local -
D.C. Williams. Itcl2/13

Fixed income, low to moderate
income or self employed? We have a
program to suit your buying needs. New
zone 3 manufactured homes. Small
downs, low payments. Call Vance at
763-4266. ltc12/13

Need a loan? Need a New Home? 9590
approval ratel All zone 3 new manufac-
tured homes! Interest rate as low as
6.5%.. Call Vance at 763-4266. iri2-'i.


Use your income tax as down! Buy
Now (will finance) 14x52 $8995:
14x70 $9995; 16x80 S22.900; 12x60
- S1500. Call Vance at 763-4266. ,i,2 i3

New credit specialist manager! Credit
OK! Programs for all buyers New
manufactured homes! Call Vance at
763-4266 ltcl2/13




CFA Persian Kittens for sale. I black
male. I flame point Himalayan. Call
850-647-5120 leave message. 2tc12/13

Santa Surprise 3 Tiny Toy Poodles. 2
apncot. 1 white. S150. Call 639-2068.
I tcl2/13

Cuddly Kittens free to long home.
Good Comparuons. have shots. Call
646-6602. 2tpl2/13




For Sale By Owner 38th Street.
Mexico Beach New Beach side Town
home. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. ceram-
Ic tile, Berber carpet, all new apph-
ances. Gulf View, just steps to beach
and Citv Pier. S195.000. Possible owner
financing. Call 650-229-7827 or 770-
479-0331. 4tc12/13

2 fenced corner lots. 3 bedroom, I bath
house in Wewahitchka. FL. S75,000.
Call 850-639-4859. tfc 12/13

Beacon Hill 9235 Cockles Ave. -
Older Florida Cottage, vinyl siding, 2
bedroom, I bath. Joan Lovelace.
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, 648-
5767.:' tfcl2/6

St. Joe Beach 8228 Hwy. 98 Gulf
View, Commercial Possibilites. 2 bed-
room. 2 bath home. Joan Lovelace,
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, 648-
5767. tfcl2/6

We want to buy a house in Port St.
Joe that needs work. Call 227-3511.
tfcl2/6

Sea Shores 407 Nautilus Drive -
Executive Home, 3 bedroom 2 bath, 10
foot ceilings, crown molding, plantation
shutters. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty, 648-5767.....


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 boat.
Surrounded by 120,000 acres State
'owned land. Also have a few 75 ft. river
front lots available at $35,000. Call
850-670-4001. tfcl2/6

ST. JOE BEACH: 5 bedroom, 5 bath
home, FURNISHED, 2 1/2 lots across
from DEDICATED BEACH, 3 car
garage, well for yard. Call 648-5767,
Joan Lovelace, Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty, Inc. tfc12/6

1 full fenced acre home, site in Howard
Creek, on corner of Murphy Road &
Blossom Hill Road. Septic tank with
pumping station from a 14'x28' insulat-
ed building with full bath and deep well.
Below market value. Call 850-647-
3949, 800-476-2984, or 850-944-0148.
tfc12/6


IE AT


229-8683


1321 McClelland Avenue
Port St. Joe


For Sale, 950+/- sq. ft. office building
downtown Port St. Joe. Formerly doc-
tor's office. Contact RuSs at 229-9776
or 229-8211. tfcl2/6
"Mexico Beach" Louisiana Dr. 2 story
home, cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace,
2 car garage, $133,500. "Ask for Joan
Lovelace" Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty, Inc. 648-5767. tfcl2/6

Sea Shores Home, St. Joe Beach.
Almost New 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath.
$147,000. Mexico, Beach Harmon
Realty, Inc. at 850-648-5767 ask for
Joan Lovelace. tfcl2/6

'Large. family: ome, located just 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 ceiling and
open beams, den, large recreational
room, fire place, large front and back
yard. Located at 200 St. Joseph. Drive,.
Port St. Joe. Flonrida. Call 850-227-1328
or 850-265-3321. tfc12/6

"Mexico Beach" Jolliday Duplex very.
near beach & canal. 2 bedroom, 1 bath
each side. Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty. 648-5767 L-1 12

"St. Joe Beach"' Carolina Ave.
Beautiful 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. pauo. carport. landscaped lot.
$165,000. "Ask for Joan Lovelace"
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
648-5767. tfc12/6




Need help with cleaning? Residential or
Commercial. Call Karen at 648-6907.
6tc12/13


DEER HUNTER'S Hang your Deer,
SHogs (Ainything). New Deer Cooler -34".'
7-Day Week Anyume Day or Night at
J.D.s Bow Shop, H3H'. C-30, 850-229-
8781.: 6tp12/6

Fresh Homemade Sour Dough Bread.
Order early for the HOqldays. To place
your order call 647-6051. Allow 3 days
before you need it. 5tc11/22

Holiday Specials Shoreline Styles,
2904 W. Hwy. 98. Mexico Beach, FL..
648-5445. $35 unlimited visits tanning
bed 10% off foil high-lighting 15% off
all hair cuts. Wed. 10% off sernor ctll-
zens, all services $35 full set sculpted
nails. '. 8tc 1/8

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. tfc12/6




BICYCLE RIDERS Looking for compa-
ny on my morrung rides. 15-17 mph.
.10-20 miles. Call Bill at,227-9256.
S 3tp12/6.

Looking for a Trundle Bed to buy. call
229-1265 (work). uc 12/6











IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$1.402.66 (U.S. Currency)
8385.00 (Two Postal Money Orders)
CASE NO.: 01-446
I,


NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS who claim an Interest in the
above-described property, which was. seized on or
'about September 18. 2001. In Gulf County. Florida.
Said property is in the custody of the Port St. Joe'
Police Department. Any owner, entity, bonaflde lien-
holder or person In possession of the' property when
seized has the right to request preliminary adver-
sarial hearing for a probable cause determination
from the Circuit Court within 15 days of the first
publication of this notice, with notice sent certified
mail. return receipt requested to Cecilla Redding
Boyd. 'Assistant State Attorney. P. 0. Box 860.
Panama City. Florida 32402-0860. A Petition for
Final Order of Forfeiture has been flied In the above-
styled cause.
/s/ CECILIA REDDING BOYD
Florida Bar No. 0004030
P. 0. Box 860
Panama City. FL 32402
(850) 763-1787
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY
2tc. December'6 and 13. 2001.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0102-11
The Gulf County Board of county commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company or
corporation Interested in contracting with Gulf
County to provide pickup of Recyclable Metals at
Five Points and Wetappo Landfills.
Specifications can be obtained from the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costn. Sr.
Blvd.. Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL 32456. (850) 229-
6113.
Questions should be directed to Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford at (850) 227-3696.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids 'will be received until Thursday,
December 20, 2001 at 5:00.p.m., E.S.T., at
the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St
Joe. FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Carmen L. McLemore. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmiughan., Clerk
2tc. December 6 and 13. 20pl.


$130,000.00


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2001 PAGE 7B


I PUBLI NOTICSI


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0102-12
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company or
corporation Interested in providing the following
goods/service:
GPS System
Bid price to Include delivery, and the delivery date
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00 per
day wilt be assessed for each day goods remain
unddlivered.
Specifications may be obtained from the Office of the
Clerk of-the Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costln. Sr. Blvd.. Room 148, Port St.
Joe. FL 32456 (850) 229-6113.
'Que'un., should be directed to Mosquito Control
uict-c.r Joe Bearden at (850) 227-1401.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Thursday,
December 20, 2001 at 5:00 p.m.. E.S.T., at
the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Room 148, Port St
Joe. FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
S3 By: /s/ Carmen L. McLemore, Chairman
Attesbt /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
2tc. December 6 and 13. 2001.
GULFCOUNTY ROAD BOND 2001-2d02
PROJECT #3.105
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0102-13
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any qualified person.
company or corporation Interested in constructing


the following project:
GULF COUNTY ROAD BOND 2001-2002
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish. Inc.. 401 Reld Avenue. Port St. Joe. Florida
32456. (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public enti-
ty crimes.
The project consists of resurfacing and new con-
struction of roads In Gulf County. Florida.
Completion date for this project will be 180 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
All bidders shall be FDOT Quallfled per Section 2-1
of the FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and
Bridge Construction. latest edition.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
Ject on the ipe.:lfied date will be set at $200.00 per
day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a sealed
bid. the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Standard Time, on Friday. December 21. 2001. at
the Gulf County, Clerk's Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe. FL 32456. and will be opened
and read aloud on Friday. December 21. 2001, at
12:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Board
reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $100.00 per
set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH,'INC.
Carmen L. McLemore
Chairman
Attest:
Douglas C. Birmingham
Clerk
2tc. December 6 and 13. 2001.
PUBLIC NOTICE,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance with


RATES:
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S(2 it lfor eah oddrionl .-eEl plus 5, for
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the following title:
AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING AND LEVYING
A TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX IN ADDI-
TION TO THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT
TAX IMPOSED AND LEVIED PURSUANT TO
GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE 98-14 AT THE
RATE OF ONE PERCENT (1%). APPROVING
THE AUTHORIZED USES OF SUCH ADDI-
TIONAL TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAXES.
PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND
COLLECTION OF THE TAX. PROVIDING
FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TAX.
PROVIDING FOR RECEIVING, KEEPING
AND COST OF ADMINISTRATION, PROVID-
ING FOR ENFORCEMENT OF SUCH TAX.
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF ORDI-
NANCE PROVISIONS. PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file In the Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will be held during the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioner's Special
Meeting on Friday. December 21. 2001 at 12:00
noon est. In the County Commissioner's meeting
room In the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building. Gulf County Courthouse Complex. Port St.
Joe, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA .
BY CARMEN L. McLEMORE, CHAIRMAN
2tc, December 6 and 13. 2001.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County Sdhool
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as pro-
vided for In the Administrative Procedures Act. for
the purpose of bringing said policies into.compliance
with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education
Rules.
Summary: The following Is a brief description of
each. proposal change.
4.23 Accountability of Textbooks
Economic Impact: These proposals 'ill result in
no direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:


Time: 9:00 A.M.. E.T.
Date: Tuesday. January 15, 2002
Place: Port St. Joe High School
100 Shark Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of'the proposed rules can be Inspect-
ed during regular office hours at the Gulf County
School Board Office. 150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe. FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption Is
authorized and the law being implemented and
Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson, Director of Support Services, and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
.Superintendent.
Amendments:
4.23 Accountability of Textbooks
2tc. December 6 and 13. 2001.
PUBLIC NOTICE
THE PORT ST. JOE PORT AUTHORITY
ANNOUNCES THE CANCELLATION OF ITS REGU-
LARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF MONDAY,
DECEMBER 10. 2001. AND MONDAY. DECEMBER
17. 2001. AND INSTEAD WILL MEET ON DECEM-
BER 17. 2001, AT 2:00 P.M. AT ITS REGULAR
MEETING PLACE IN THE GULF COUNTY LIBRARY
MEETING ROOM. THIS CHANGE IN THE MEETING
DATE IS DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. THE
PUBLIC IS INVITED.
2tc, December 6 and 13. 2001.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF AMERICA. N.A..
Successor by merger with
NATIONSBANK, N.A.,
Successor by Merger with
NATIONSBANK. N.A. (SOUTH).
Successor by Merger with ,
NATIONSBANK OF FLORIDA, N.A.
Plaintiff.
vasi CASE NO.: 01-182 CA


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DIVISION:
JAMES R. BROOKS. JR.;
MARY R. BROOKS:
GEORGE HEAN;
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PUR-
SUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WILL SELL
THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. DESCRIBED AS: .
LOTS 15, 17 AND THE WEST HALF OF LOT
19, BLOCK 52. OF THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE. ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ONFILE IN THE OFFICE OFTHE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA.
AT PUBLIC SALE. TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST
BIDDER, FOR CASH, AT 11:00 A.M. EST ON JANU-
ARY 11. 2002, AT FRONT LOBBY OF THE COURT-
HOUSE. 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE. FL,
32456, FLORIDA.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DIS-
ABILITIES ACT. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
NEED A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT
THE A. D. A. ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CLERK OF
THE COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAY'S PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING. AT IF HEARING IMPAIRED.
(TID) 1-800-955-8773, VOICE 1-800-955-8770.
THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMATION LINE.
DATED: DEC. 10, 2001.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
4tc. Decemberl3. 20, 27, and January 3. 2001.

IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: The Estate of
SIMONE RICHERAND LILES-SMILEY,
Deceased.
CASE NO. 01-76 CP
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The adminis-.ri on of tri e E, -lte ..' Sil.l:;'riE
RICHERAND LiLE S!S.IIrLC', .:'- ...i :. i:e t:. I-
76 CP Is peddling in i- ,'- lr.,: I.: urT lo. r t ull
CouAtyF Florida, Probate Division; the address of
which is ,uull C.jour..,' Courthouse, Port St. Joe.
Florida R-24: r Tre name and address of the
Personal Representative and. the .Personal
Representative's attorney Is set forth below.
All INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who have
obJectlon; whai ci-jlene, d-,e qi!ilifhii t : ,-.f ih.
Personal R pre '-: ri ,j.e L u,. i:.r he l.,ri-di .:Il..,
ofthis C,:.un or clim i rn, lrci ihn rh- --ir l ec
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR NINETY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM:
All creditors of the decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against decedent's estate on
, non, a -,,:,p, 0, f l. r,,.,u.: ;_- _:o eJ. .,I h ,-I tl- hr
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DATE. .:rF THi- FIRS T plEBLhi: -l rirl ;F THiiS
N ,':'Ti'E O;FR ilt i E' ,-t, .AFT E- Tl-i ',C L-.TE 'r-
EPR .i,:: I:.F ., A :,:.P -.:.- F Th li r. ,":,] ,E -. l Tlt-Er.1
All other creditors of the decedent and persons hav-
Ii .: lim n: .:.r .em ,r .-id 5 in i l'd- J :.jcnr : t.: I ,li
'ui, 'll'.; Lneir .:lahim '-.Il u'-? c:.urt v. iTn,'I! Tri-Cf
Ir.olTiHS -ATEF Tnrti. D..TE '.r THE FIF-'T PIUBLI-
.,Tr'N .-,F THiS Ni .Ti'.-L ALL .'Li .1m L l,.L-JJiE
-.r 'EeJEc.Ti':,ris r.r-'r rILLL .'.iII BE roFE
EiR B.'i .EE.
The date of the first publication of this Notice Is
December 13. 2001.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
. DAVID C. GASKIN
P. 0. Box 185
Wewahltchka; Florida 32465
Personal Representative:
'.R,'EL B SMILE ; '
i5:, ,: 381"
Wewahltchka, Florida 32465
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