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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: February 7, 2002
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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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Cookie time! ,Pg.8A
Port Inn Update Pg:6A
Circus Photos Pg 7A
Citrus Bowl, Trip Pg. IC

Boy Scout tour Pg. 3B

NJROTC News Pg. sc
Obituaries Pg. lB

School.News Pg. 2C

Police Reports Pg. 9A

Worship Choices Pg. 3C

Sports Pg.10,11lA

Classifieds Pg. 6C

Trades & Services Pg 8c

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Mill-ville Meeting Feb. 16th




Florida DOH Tests Conclude No Health Effects; More Tests Planned


Over the past. year, the
Florida Department of Health
(DOH) has. been conducting a
series of tests at the Millville (also
known as "Millview") community
in Port St. Joe.
What began as a sampling of
the area by the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection in 1990, while looking
at possible water contamination
from another source, spurred
concern from local residents of
the community who petitioned for
a health assessment of the area.
Thirty-two soil samples were col-
lected from the community in
June 2001.
That assessment has been
conducted by DOH and they have
scheduled public meetings in
North Port St. Joe to discuss the


.. b Secretary Har


Gulf County Judge Fred Witten

Judge Fred Witten,
Seeking Election.
Fred N.. Witten, who has
served as County Judge since
, November 13. 2000 when he was
appointed to replace .the. late Bob
Moore, has announced his inten-
tion to ask the people of Gulf
county to allow him to continue to
serve in this office. Witten was
born in Eastern Kentucky and
attended Georgetown College in
Georgetown, Kentucky, before
transfemng to the University of
Florida in 1964.
After graduation Witten and
his wife, Marilyn, moved to Gulf
County in September 1970. They
had two children, born and raised
in Gulf County. The Wittens were
both active in the community arid
their church for 'many years.
Marilyn died in 1998. Witten mar-
ried the former Carolyn Britt .of
Wewahitchka in 2000. Between
them they have five children and
four grandchildren.
Witten is past president and
director of the Port St. Joe Lions
Club, past president and director,
of the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, past president and
chaplain of the Port St. Joe.Camp
of Gideons International and is
presently serving as president of
the Port St. Jot Camp. He is a
member of tlHe Long Avenue
Baptist Church, having served
(See WITTEN on Page SA)

Joe Bearden
Benefit BBQ Is
February 9th
The Port St. Joe Fire
Department will be sponsoring a
chicken dinner fund-raiser to
benefit Gulf County Maintenance
Superintendent/Mosquito Control
& Public Works Director Joe
Bearden. He has been experienc-
ing health problems and has to
travel to Shands Hospital, and
this is to help cover expenses
relating to the trip.
'The dinner will be. held on
Saturday, February .9th, at the
Port St. Joe Fire .Department on
Williams Avenue. The cost of the
plates will be $5 and will include
1/4 chicken, baked beans, potato
salad, bread and tea. The plates
can be picked up from 11:00 a.m.
until.
Tickets can be purchased
from members of the fire depart-
ment, or call Gulf County EMS at
229-8002 for tickets or more
information. Also, a benefit
account has been set up at
Capital City Bank. Any and all
donations toward helping Joe and
his family through this difficult
period will be greatly appreciated.


outcome of its assessment of soil
and underground water testing in
the community. The meeting will
be Saturday, February 16th, in
the Washington Improvement
Group gymnasium building,'
located at 401 Peters Street in
Port St. Joe. The meeting will be
held twice; once, from 1:00 to 3:00
p.m., then from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The public health investiga-
tion evaluated possible health
effects from chemicals the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection found in soil and
groundwater. The sampling had
looked for arsenic, cadmium,
lead, mercury, and nickel. The
DOH found that of these chemi-
cals, only arsenic was present at
levels above guidelines. However,
the levels of arsenic present still

ris To Speak


At Gulf Lincoln Day
Secretary of State Katherine
Harris will speak at the Gulf
County Republican Party Lincoln
Day Dinner on Monday, February,
18th at Butler's Restaurant.
Secretary Harris was thrust
oni the national scene during the
2000 presidential election when .f
she was charged with making
decisions regarding vote counts in
the pivotal state of Florida. She
was viciously :and personally 1 skl
attacked by 'opponents and
responded with great dignity and
grace under tremendous pres- !
sure. "1 only followed the la\?' is .
,her reply when asked about the
most contentious election in
American history. She has
become a folk hero to many and is
one of the, most sought after
speakers .in America today. "We Kathe:
feel very fortunate to' have
Secretary Harris' as our first Commerce an,
Lincoln Day speaker," said Gary opment Comnr
Ross, local Republican County the Banking
Chairman. Committee a
Reform Comm
Secretary Harris was elected orsees oreim Comm
to the Florida State Senate. wh'here
she served as chairman of the (See SEC. HA


Dinner


rine Harris
d Economic Devel-
uttee. \ice-chair of
and Insurance
nd Governmental
ittee. She presently
gn economic devel-
RRIS on Page 8SA)


Mardi Gras Gala 2002


Set For This Saturday


The Junior Service League of
Port'St. Joe has scheduled Mardi
Gras 2002 for Saturday, February
9th..
The Gala will be held from
8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. ET at,
the Centennial Building in Port
St. Joe, featuring the band
Crooked Shooz. Tickets are $30.
and are available from any Junior
.Service League member, from.
Citizens Federal Bank, and
Buzzett's Drig Store, or you may
call 229-9206. Tickets can also be
purchased at the door.
There will .be heavy hours
d'oeuvres, a silent auction, door
prizes, photography by Dana, a
cash bar, and attire will be black
tie optional.
A tremendous number of fan-.
tastic auction items have been
donated including: a sunset
cruise for six aboard Amelia's
Island, 1/2 day fishing charter, a
trolley cart, a day on the Bay
aboard a pontoon boat,' $250

Miss Valentine
Pageant is Saturday
The 2002 Miss Valentine
Pageant, sponsored by the Gulf
County Senior Citizens and the
Wewahitchka Elementary School
will be held this Saturday,
February 9th at 7:00 p.m. CT, at
the elementary school commons
area.
Admission is $3 for adults, $1
for children under 12. All pro-
ceeds will be used to pay for the
meals and transportation pro-
gram.
This year the Senior Citizens
will be selling chances for $100 of
groceries donated by Rich's IGA.
Snacks and hot dogs will also be
sold, and some delicious home-
made fudge and cookies.


worth of landscaping,. a romantic
weekend at The Port Inn. a three-
night stay at Whispenng Pines
Cottages on the Bay, custom
designed 4x4 sign,. 6x9 area rug,
two-night getaway at Turtle Beach
Inn.
Two 1-hour scenic plane
rides, champagne, floral wreath,;
glass bowl, fine wines, dove hunt
for four hunters, a photography
sitting, diving gear, and clothing,
100 feet of landscape curbing,
annual gym membership for cou-
ple, set of custom-made dental
bleaching trays, gift basket, oil
canvas, matching 'clock and can-
dlesticks, 2 hours computer ser-
vice.
Donations to the Junior.
'Service League have enabled them
to fund a number of worthy pro-
jects such as scholarships, cloth-
ing children, Accelerated Reader,
Friends of the Library, Adop-A-
Class, Humane Society,
Monumental Music, Gold Card
Club, Senior Citizens, Kids on the
Block Puppet Troupe, Girls'
Soccer, cultural events, Girls'
Dixie League Softball, Chamber of
Commerce, and Port St. Joe High
School academic/athletic pro-
grams.

Wewa Commi
Wewahitchka city commis-
sioners tackled a heavy agenda
during the board's regular meet-
ing last Monday evening, January
28th.
One of those items of busi-
ness included receiving a
$120,000 State of Florida Parks
and Recreation grant for improve-
ments and additions at T. L.
James Park.
In the works are plans for the
construction of a second tennis
court, peewee football ,field,


.fall well below the amounts where
health effects would be expected.
* The DOH reports that, from the
chemicals tested for, it would not
expect to see any health effects.
While DOH does not have any
test results to'indicate a health
hazard exists, they.have classified
the Mfilliile site as an. "indetermi-
nate public health hazard." DOH
is recommending that additional
testing be conducted at the
community looking for all chemi-
cals associated with paper mill
waste. It also recommends that
Department of Environmental
Protection test irrigation wells in
the community for chemicals
associated with paper mill waste.
The additional soil testing will
focus on the top three inches of
soil in the subdivision.
According to DOH's report,
during the 1940's -"and. early,
1950's., the St. Joe Paper
Compariy had listed tree bark,
boiler ash. "lime grits." and slag to
fill in wetlands in the area. In the
mid-50's, St. Joe Paper Company.
.created the 100-acre Millliew
Subdivision on top of some of the
filled area.
The Florida DOH has distrib-
uted a summary of its report to
nearby residents. They also have


One could easily sense a tone
of dejection in Gulf County'
Economic Development Director
Karen Whaley's voice last week
after she received word that
Gumdrop Books would not be
relocating to Gulf County.
This was especially disappointing ,
news after Gumdrop had made
Gulf County its number one
choice for relocation and numer-
ous incentives had been placed on
the table to help put together a
lucrative proposal.
As it turns out, Gumdrop's
home state of Missouri had some
cards up its sleeve that had not
been played. Gumdrop has been
considering a new offer from
Missouri to stay in their home
town of Bethany, A large retail
building has apparently become
available that will meet the distri-
bution needs of of Gumdrop. A
combination of incentives includ-
ing this building and other lucra-
tive state offers have apparently
proven too attractive for Gumdrop
to turn down.
While disappointed in the
news, Whaley was most grateful,
to those who had contributed to
and had a hand in planning and
putting together an outstanding
economic development package in
a relatively short period of time.
"This was .an unbelievably, good
incentive package," said Whaley.
She will get no argument from
Neil Wade, Vice President-
Economic Development for St. Joe
Company, on that statement. He
spoke-about the true measure of a
project being able to look back
and say,". we did everything we
could to win."
After reports of some of the
incentives St. Joe offered "outside
the box" in last week's edition of
The Star (including: tlhe compa-.
ny's giant office building located
in Port,St. Joe), there is no doubt
everything that could be done to
win the project was done.
Whaley extended thanks to

ssion Is Busy
school-age and toddlers' play-
ground, additional picnic facili-
ties, and renovation of some of the
existing facilities. The matching
grant will call for $15,000 in-kind
and $15,000 cash match to go
along with $90,000 received from
the state.
The board also made a move
they had been waiting for a long
time to make, when its members
agreed to begin the advertising
process for bids to construct the
(See WEWA CITY on Page 3A)


placed copies of the summary and
* the complete Health Consultation
report in the. Gulf County Public
Library, located at 110 Library
Drive in Port St. Joe.
You also may call Beth


Gulf County, the City .of Port St.,
Joe, Enterprise Florida, Oppor-
tunity Florida, Florida's Great
Northwest. the St. Joe Company,
St. Joe Timberland Company, and
numerous community leaders for
their work effort ini putting togeth-
er the community's economic
development proposal.
The Gulf County Economic


Copeland at the Florida DOH toll,
free during business hours at 1-
877-798-2772 to request a copy
to be mailed to you. You,may call
the same number if you have any
health questions about the site.


Development Council,.; which
Whaley directs with the leader-
ship of a local EDC board, is
charged with the task of bringing
and enhancing economic develop-
ment to Gulf County. They have
been extremely active in this
process and. will continue to
aggressively pursue jobs for Gulf,
County residents.


Gumdrop Turns Sour. .

Book Company's Home State Sweetens Pot


"A" School Gets A Circus
PSJ Elementary School's "A" students had a special group of
visitors Monday-see the story and photos on Page 7A..


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2002:


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY _.- .. -. ----- --- by Kesley Colbert
WI COLULIE MNEY, DITOR
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR Economics 101


Blue Cross, Gulf Pines


Agreement Will Hopefully


Equal Better Health Care

It is good to see that Gulf Pines Hospital has been able to
reach an equitable arrangement where it can receive a fair reim-
bursement for services rendered.
Not many folks would argue. the fact that Blue Cross Blue
Shield is probably one of the finest insurance providers in the
business. In fact, the group policy we carry at The Star is with
Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Over the past few months, I've learned a lot more about how
insurance companies and hospitals work out reimbursement
contracts than I ever wanted to know. We've taken a long, hard
look at what was being paid to Gulf Pines Hospital, as well as
getting a pretty good idea how other, hospitals are reimbursed.
Now I can really appreciate the fact that Blue Cross Blue
Shield has been trying to hold costs down by not paying any
more for reimbursement fees to hospitals than they absolutely
have to. But, I'm having a problem understanding how my insur-
ance rates have gone up over 100% over the past three or four
years, yet Blue Cross. Blue Shield is playing hard ball with a
small riral hospital which is struggling to stay in business.
During the same time slian that Blue Cross Blue Shield was
taking our rates up over 100%, Gulf Pines was getting paid
approximately 22 on the dollar for bills due from Blue Cross
Blue Shield patients. Now from what I've seen of their earnings,
Blue Cross Blue Shield could have probably dealt fairly with Gulf
Pines and still not lost any major investors.
Again, that's okay; I'm glad that things have been worked out
for folks who have Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and wish to
use Gulf Pines, its clinics, or doctors. Gulf Pines will bill Blue
Cross Blue Shield on behalf of the policyholder, just as it always
has. Then, instead of the coinsurance portion being sent direct-
ly' to the hospital, Blue Cross Blue Shield would send payment
to policyholders. When patients bring the Blue Cross Blue Shield
check to the hospital, that check, plus any applicable deductible
amount, will be all that is due for any Blue Cross Blue Shield
covered treatment.
What's a shame is that this could not have been worked out
in a fair fashion between the tw6 pIarties. If Blue Cross Blue
Shield would have given the hospital a contract close to what
they' are going to reimburse to customers directly, eth_ T lhis'
whole matter could have been settled long ago..
Gulf County needs a top quality medical center. Obviously,
there is nro way a small hospital such as Gulf Pines can provide
the same degree of services a hospital such as Bay Medical can
provide. But, what they can offer in medical services provides for
a serious need in the hospital's service area.
In order for them or any other small hospital to be able to
meet those needs,. they must be able to play the medical game on
a level field. When one hospital is getting reimbursed 224 onthe
dollar for services rendered, and hospitals in adjoining commu-
nities are getting reimbursed at'a rate several times greater, ser-
vices have' to suffer.
Now, I'm not saying that Blue Cross Blue Shield is responsi-
ble for all the world's problems. I am saying that if it costs $500
to remove a wart off your-nose at one hospital in the area. it
probably costs might near that much to remove the same wart
at mosl hospitals. So, it just seems to me if my insurance pays
one hospital $400 of that cost, it ought to pay them all $400
unless there are some extenuating circumstances. ,
Obviously, the system doesn't work that w ay. But. hopefully
these new arrangements \\ill help Gulf Pines Hospital become' a
better health care provider for our communitV. '


My oldest son recently gradu-
ated from college and almost
immediately "went in" to the-near?.,
est bank for a loan to buy a house.
I tagged along to see howihe would
handle, this fundamental first step


into the real world. Bless his heart.
he signed documents and tmpor-
tant looking "mortgage related"
fohlos for an hour and fifteen rrun-
utes! I figured this land musta still
been in the original Spanish grant
and they were having to disengage
it from Lhe king!
Down there somewhere
between, the papers saying he
would be responsible if he sub-let,
leased, sold, folded, spindled or
mutilated and the manifest stating
that he had read all of the docu-


ments he was signing and under-
stood each one my mind dnft-
ed back to 1970 and another
young graduate and another
first loan ..
I parked my brand new Buick
Skylark right out front of the
McKenzie Banking Company so all
the tellers could see I had arrived!
My shoes were shined to a. fare-
the-well. I had taken the liberty of
rubbing in a little extra Vitalis. I
had on my Brooks Brothers shirt. I
shucked my physique up to the


point where my chest was stuck
out and my back was ramrod
straight.
I had graduated from college.
And I was ;ack in town to do some
serious money business! Listen.
those folks stood up and took
notice! I saw Mildred Johnsonius
and Bob Quesenberryin the back,
whispering and pointing in -my
direction.
I strolled st aight up to Miss
Ruth Morris' oflce. She was:the
vice-president. And she went. to
our church. This shouldn't .take
too long.' I only needed; sixteen
thousand .. .
She was so glad to see mei She
hugged my neck and asked about
the university. She wanted to
know if there was a Mrs. Kesley in
the immediate future. She got to
remembering when I was g'the
youth pastor and that. Wonderful
sermon I had preached'.
This was going to be easier
than I thought!
"Miss. Ruth, I need 'to borrow
some money so h' can buy eighty
acres out on the' Greenhill Road,
just .past the Callie Reed place."
There was a little pause. And I
sensed a subtle change in. the
,atmosphere. "Kesley, that land is
in Weakley County. And it is not
worth what it used to be with the
bottom out of the cotton market
like it is. What do you plan to do
with it and what other collateral do
you have?"
"Well, uh. I just want to buy it.
I don't know what I'm going to do
with it. The only thing I own is that
car out front."
"Is it paid for?" -
"Well, uh, no ma'am. I have
made one payment. ." -
She remained courteous and
fnendly and polite and gracious-
but she didn't loan me any, money!
i went home mad as a wet set-
ting hen. I stewed for about two
days. I explained to any and all
who would listen abou,Lthe unfair-
ness of this, deal! rr.
Dad came in after work on the
third day. "S'un, you still want to
buy that land?"
"Yes sir, but they ain't going to
give, me the money. They didn't
even seem to notice that I had my
college degree. You can't work'rith
people like that!"
"Son, are you sure you want
that land." My father had turned,
squared his shoulders, and was
looking me right in the eyes. He
was dead serious.
"Yes sir."
"Let's take a ride down to the
bank."
We got into the car, with me
shaking my head. This ain't going
to work! Daddy farmed and drove a
truck some. He had a, third grade
education for goodness sakesl And
he hadn't even bothered to clean
up! I have done been embarrassed
one time down there!
I had, taken economic courses
(See KESLEY ON PAGp 3)


Shooting the Breeze Up and Down Reid Avenue


A NOTE IN ,LAST week's
paper stirred a memory .in me.
Willie's blurb on what happened
50 years ago, said the late Byrd
Parker had qualified to run again
for sheriff.
That stirred a few niemories
about our sheriff office of that
era.. . .
Byrd Parker was- Gulf Coun-
ty's third sheriff since becoming a
county in, 1925. It was separated
from Calhoun County. Parker fol-
lowed the appointed first sheriff, a
man named McDaniel, of
Wewahitchka.
But back to Parker.
Byrd Parker was a barber in
Port St. Joe prior to his election as
sheriff. His barber shop was locat-
ed in a small wooden building in
.about the same spot as' Cooper's
Cut & Style is located now. The
building burned in the late '40s
and George Cooper built the pre-
sent two buildings whjch stand in
that location today. Cooper, of
course, used one building for a
barber shop and rented out the


other.,


SETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey

when he became elected, to thie,
office of sheriff. ,


PARKER WAS IN THE middle
of.his career as sheriff in 1950,.
From all the old-timers say about
Parker, he was a rounder during
his barbering days.
Amateur historian Dave Mad-
dox tells the tale on Parker that he
would :get drunk on a Saturday
night, and sit in a chair in the
street in front of his barber shop
with :a single-barrel shotgun cra-
dled across his lap. Every once in
a while, he would shout and shoot
that shotgun down Reid Avenue.
He never hit anybody.
Parker changed his ways


THE SHERIFF OCCUPIED an
office--of sorts-here in Port St.
Joe, as well as his main office, in
Wewahitchka, which was the
.county seat at the time. 'His office
ini Port St. Joe consisted of a. tinr
shed-similar to portable metal;
storage sheds of .today-which
stood on Reid Avenue, about the
same location as the computer,
sits, on which I type this column
, today! :
'Fhe Port St. Joe office was' the
"headquarters" for such "busi-
nessmen".as police chief "Buck"


Griffin,' Fred Maddox, Jack
Fowler, George' Johnson. 'the
Highway Patrolman, Nick Comn-
forter, "Red" Fuller, Paddy Lovett,
Parker and any other person who
happened to come by and wanted'
to shoot the breeze.
Parker and Port St. Joe Police
Chief "Buck" Griffin were' two of a
kind. Neither carried a gun! Just a
badge..,

GULF COUNTY HAS had only
seven sheriffs in its 78 years of
being a county, including the first
one, Which, was appointed. The
seven were sheriffs, in.addition to
the two W ho were appointed by
the governor to serve for short
periods.
I'll try to name the elected
ones: McDaniel, Pridgeon, Parker,
Lawrence, Murphy, Harrison and,
of course, the present sheriff,
McKeithen.
Sheriff Parker used. to grow a
big garden, near Wewahitchka,
frorh which he fed the prisoners.


.Every two weeks when the
county commission would meet in
the courthouse in Wewahitchka,
the sheriff would feed them fresh-
.baked .sweet potato pie with their
coffee break, in the prisoners' din-
ing room.
'The prisoners were kept in a
dank dungeon-like. jail in the
courthouse, but the cells were as
good as they were anywhere, in
those days.
Port St. Joe's city lock-up, for
instance, was an old out-building
with the windows knocked out
and replaced with steel bars. It
was located behind the city hall
which was housed in an old
dwelling house at the intersection
of First Street and Highway 98.
We didn't particularly coddle
our prisoners, back then.

ONE DAY, WHEN the commis-
sion went for their pie and cof-
fee-with mhe as a reporter for The
Star, tagging along-the sheriff
knew I didn't drink coffee, so he
said, "Will you have anything else,


Wes? I've got some fresh milk in
, the refrigerator."
Parker milked a couple of
cows along with his farming oper-
ation, to feed the prisoners. i
I said milk would be fine.-
Parker reached in the refriger-
ator and pulled out a gallon Jar
filled with milk. It was cream
about halfway down the jar. He
shook it ,once and poured me a
glass to go with my sweet potato
pie.;, _. .
I've remembered that piece of
pie and, that glass of cream from
that day.

IN LATER YEARS, Parker
,had to have his hip replaced.
Since I was interested in the same
operation, I was talking to him
about it one day and he said,
'They tell me these steel hip joints
"last only about 15 years."
"I told them to put me anoth-
er one up on. the shelf and I'd be
back for it, later!" he said.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday at 209-211 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
William H. Ramsey Editor & Publisher, President
Wesley R. Ramsey. . . Editor Emeritus
Shirleyftnnsey .. 'rdphi esign/Office Mtnager


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St. Joseph Bay
S Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
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PSJ Commissioners


Port St. Joe City Comrmis-
sioners did a little trash talking
during the board's regular
meeting Tuesday evening after
some board members said they
had received a 16t of calls from city
residents wanting to talk about
recent changes in their trash/
garbage pick-up policy.
In January the board followed
the recommendation of Public
Works Director Terry McDaniels
and unanimously voted (4-0) to
require city residents to place
trash and household garbage in
front of their residences for city
pickup. (Commissioner Eugene
Raffield. was ill and unable to
attend the January 16th board
meeting.)
McDaniels told board
members that garbage crews were
currently having to run pickup'
routes both in front of residences,
and behind them in the alleyways..
He.suggested the move would be a
cost savings to'the city.
During Tuesday's (Feb. 5th)
meeting, Commissioner David
Horton. brought the subject up,
stating he had received numerous
calls of complaint and he thought
pickup should go back to the way


it was.
During discussions Mayor
Frank Pate said the city should
have never picked up garbage
/trash in both the alleys and
streets at the same time. He went
on to say that the effort was to try
and hold pickup costs down, not
create a hardship.
Commissioner Raffield said
he had also received quite a few
phone -calls. He-went on to move.
that the city go back to again
picking up trash/garbage in the
alleys. He went on to explain that
he was the commissioner over
public works, and that some time
was needed to evaluate the city's
options before a decision of this
magnitude was made, and he
wanted to be involved in the
process. -
,' : After further discussion the
board voted to return to picking
i,.up trash in both'front and rear of
residences within the city.
SUPPORT FOUR-LANING OF
HIGHWAY 7.1 & SHRIMPERS
Gary Ross, vice chairman of
the Port Authority, presented the
board with a .sample resolution
supporting.the future widening of
Highway 71. Ross told the board


that. the roa
link to the r
piece of the
development
sioners ag
resolution.
Commis
support a re
Pat McFarla
Southeaster
nation, and t
Association.
tion oppose
recommend,
the size of
devices) on
IN OT
*Heard
ordinances:
adding ec(
elements t(
Plan and
establish a
as a pos


Talking Trash

aid was an important economic development. The board
north and was a vital will consider both ordinances for
puzzle for economic adoption during its next regular
meeting.
t in the area. Commis- *Received a *petition for
,reed to pass the voluntary annexation from the St.
Joe Company. The 13 acre area is
,sioners also agreed to located off the easterly side of
solution presented by Garrison Avenue between 20th
and on behalf of the and 22nd Street. It will include
rn Fishermen's Asso.c- approximately 30 lots.
the Florida Shrimpers' ePreble-Rish engineer Bill
McFarland's resolu- Kennedy updated the board on
-s a Marine Fisheries' current park projects and several
ation to almost double items were discussed which'need
TED's (turtle excluder to be finished in order for the
all shrimp nets. projects tc be completed.
IHER BUSINESS *Agreea to a request from the
first readings on two Port St. Joe Marina to make same
: #280 concerning minor changes (at the marina's
onomic development expense) to the building.
o the Comprehensive eAgreed to a request from
#285 which 'would Rachel Browning to build a- rew
d valorem exemptions girls' softball concession stand
sible incentive- for between the two existing fields. ,


Gulf School Distribt has been
hotified that IPatrick Kerrigan, a
2001 graduate of Wewahitchka
"igh School, has received the Top
Scholars Award in the school dis-
' trict. This award is another com-
ponent, of the Bright Future's
Scholarship Program.
The award is.given to the stu-
dent in each school district with
* the highest academic. ranking. It
*recognizes the student's out-
standing achievement during high
school and provides funding to


'under the very learned and
'renowned Dr. Marvin F. Goodstein!
We had discussed' money cycles,
banking techniques, Wall .Street,
,the effects of foreign imports on
the market, the Goodstein-
Gormeckle curve if they won't
S give it to the guy who just graduat-
ed f-rom the great university, my
humble Dad ain't got a chance!
We got there just before they
closed. We parked so far around to
the back I figured we wouldn't
make it in time-Mr. Bob
Quesenberry got up and came
around to shake hands with my
father! .
He personally walked us
back to Miss Ruth's office. She
leaped up to greet Daddy. He
exchanged pleasantries and said,
"Mrs. Morris, my son would like to
borrow sixteen thousand dollars."
"Lonnie, are. you going to sign
the note?"
"That's why I am,here."'
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pursue post-secondary academic
and career goals. This award is in
addition to the Florida Academic
Scholars 'award and is $1,500
annually. Patrick is the. first
Wewahitchka High School student
to win this award.
Patrick is the son of John and
Diane Kerrigan of Wewahitchka.
In addiuton to his excellent record
of academics,'including top in his
class; Patrick was a member of
the basketball and track teams.
Patrick is currentilyattending the
University' of Flonda.


Gulf County Cares About Its

Children. ',Child Safety Week

Is February 9th Through 16th


The Florida Highway Patrol.
'Gulf County Health Department.
and Kiwanis, Club of Port St. Joe
will -host a -Child', Safety?, Seat
Checkup Event on Februar%, 16th
S-ffrlom 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
at the Duren's Piggly Wiggly in
Port St. Joe. This event is in
recognition of the National Child
. Passenger Safety v.'eek. During
,. this time period all 16 counties in
,Northwest Florida will hold at
least one Child Safety Seat.
.C heckup.
Buckling up is still the most
effective way to save lives and
reduce injuries from motor vehicle
crashes on Amerneca's roadways.
Chances are that sornieone you
know will be involved in a car
crash this year. If they ,-are
unbuckled,, they're 50 percent
I, ore likely to be injured or killed.
t, Unfortunately, many of those who
die, will be children: since rnotor
Vehicle crashes are still the lead-
', ing cause of death for children iti
America.. .
Adults who buckle up send a,
positive message to their children.
In fact, research shows that.when
parents are' buckled. children are
buckled 94% of the time. When a
driver is unbuckled, 70 percent'of
the time, children riding in that


vehicle are unbuckled. In a 30
mile -per-hour :crash, a child rid-
ing unrestrained is hit with a
-foree equivalent to falling from a,
third story window.
Community child safety.seat
Scheck-up events held throughout
Florida indicate that-96'o of the
child safety seats inspected %were
installed incorrectly. Marny par-
ents are unaware that they
should refer to the child safety
seat and vehicle manufacturer
instructions for guidance on the
proper installation. Proper instal-
lation takes a combination of
selecting the correct child safety
: seat for the child and securing the
seat to the vehicle.
Presently, the Sheriffs
Department. City Police
Department. Fire Department,
Emergency Medical Services.
Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT), and the Tax
Collector's office will also be cb-
hosting this event. If your
agency/organization is interested
in participating in this event or
you have any questions, please
contact Jason Flowers or Jill
'Jones at 227- 1276.
'We can all be winners, if we
make sure that everyone is buck-
led for every ride."


lateral talk. Nobody brought up
the falling cotton market. They
didn't mention re-payments. And
they didn't waste time discussing
the Goodstein-Gormeckle curve.
We had a check made out to -me
and Daddy in our hands in less
than three minutes.
I couldn't believe it!
Miss Ruth walked us to the
door. "Lonnie, it's late. I'll draw up
the papers and if you don't mind
dropping back by in the next day
or two and signing, I'd appreciate
it."
They shook hands and we
started around to the car..1 was
trying to thank my Dad, but I was
having trouble finding the words
when he cut me off-"Son, let's get-
back to the house. Mother will
have supper ready for us."
If he understood the signifi-
cance and the power of his word,
he never let on ....
But I Never Forgot,


.'On January 31st. Ptim.
Chuck Edwards and Gulf County
Investigator Jake Richards went
to 121 S. 42nd Street in Mexico
Beach to serve an arrest warrant.
Upon arrval. the officers asked to
enter the residence and observed
a small amount of marijuana on
the table. .
Upon the arrival ol Chief Brad
Hall the bedroom was searched,
with consent, and approximately
three and one-quarter pounds 0of
marijuana was seized. This con-
traband was being packaged for
resale.
Three subjects. William
Walker. Jason Walker, and Patrick
Tousignant were arrested for pos-:
session with intent to distribute,
possession of less than 20 grams.
and possession of drug parapher-
Snalia. These subjects were conse-
Squently booked into the Bay
County CCA Jail.
The MBDPS officers would
like to thank the Gulf County
Shenffs Office for -their assis-


tance with this investigation.


Wewa City

-From Page 1
new Charles Whiteneaa ieitii ,Ic
Library in Wewahitchka. City
Clerk Jem Linton said the board
%was anticipating that by the time
the bid process was completed.
the final few thousand dollars
needed for matching funds for the
project would have been raised.
In Other Business
Commissioners agreed to go
out for bids for a generator for the
special needs building at the
Community Center. ,
Heard a report from Tinmmyn
Strange on the upcoming little
league ball programs.
Approved two bids for CDBG
rehabilitation grants-one for
8-3.860 and the other lfor S3.050
worth of work. Joe Webb
Construction. of Blountstown.
-was the low bidder for the wo6.


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5TH IMONTH: Do we need a bigger house?
8TH MONTH: How will we investor the baby's future?


Its niceto have a simple
answer for a change.
So here's one. Now the person you
turn to for your insurance needs is
the person you can tiak to before you
in'.esi.'Ask me aboutigening staned
with State Fimn, Afuniol FundsT for
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UDC Hear About Confederate Flags


The Apalachicola Chapter
#826 United Daughters of the
Confederacy, met at the Corrine
Costin Gibson Library at 3:00
p.m. on January 24th.
Mrs. Jane Forster presented
the program on the Confederate
Flags; they had many different


kinds. During the War Between
the States, Floridians fought
under several different patterns of
Confederate Flags. The Stars and
Bars flag,' now called the confeder-
ate first national pattern, was
selected by the Confederate gov-
ernment in March 1861 and used


until 1863.
Confederate field comman-
ders began using the square
Southern Cross; this became the
official Confederate naval jack.
From May 1863 to March 1865,
the official flag of the Confederate
States, of America was the
Stainless Banner because of its
large white field.
On March 4, 1865, the design
of the Confederate National flag
was altered because its white field
could be. mistaken for a flag of
truce or surrender. This new pat-.
tern, today called the third
national flag, featured a vertical
red bar added to the outer edge.
Because the war ended several
weeks after this. pattern was


All


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Homeland Marylan Atkins
Homer and Marylan Atkins


adopted it saw very little wartime
usThe, meeting was adjourned A ki Celebrat .50th
following the program. ,
SHomer and Marylan (Carter) Building. 314 E. Third Street.
Atkins of Wewahitchka \%il1 cele-. All friends and relatives are,
NOW See The Star On Line at brate their 50th wedding anniver- invited to attend. Call 639-6469
iwww.StarFL.com sary on Saturday, February 16th, for more details.
at noon, at the Wewa Community


Heart's Desire


Floral & Gifts

* Port St. Joe 229-9553


William Wayne Thomas


Bobby Lewis Gay, Jr.


It's A Boy!
Bobby and Kellie Gay are very
proud to' announce the birth of
their miracle baby boy. B.J. was
born on January 17 at Gulf Coast
Hospital, weighing six pounds,,
13.2 ounces, and was 20 inches
long. .
B.J. was welcomed home by
his big sister Alison Gay, proud
parents' Bobby and Kellie Gay,
grandparents Buddy and Sue Ann
Kenninmton and Robert and
Audrey Gay. all of Port St. Joe.
The family of 'this little boy
would like to thank everyone for
all of your prayers.,


SYd' 'a 'or" rd i ly inv "tod ttenL'' .- l
Yc"ti are cordiall invited to mttten.di

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Gala 2002
Sponsored by the Junior Service League of Port St.Joe.

Eight o'clock until one o'clock a m. Saturday, February 9th, 2002
Centennial Building, Port St. Joe

LIVE BAND, HEAVY HORS d'OEUVRES, SILENT AUCTION, DOOR PRIZES,
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANA, PARTY FAVORS, CASH BAR, BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
Tickets: $30 each RESERVE THEM TODAY. Call 229-9206, or Tickets can be purchased
at Citizens Federal Savings Bank, (contact Tiffany Varnes) or Buzzett's Drug Store, or at the door


SPONSORS
Platinum "rvida .4 & E Development of N.W. Florida, LLC -
Tapper and Cornpan\ Properties Management Inc..
Gold Cit:ens Federal Sa..ings Bank Frank D. May D.M.D., PA. ~
Cerntur' 21 Gulf Coast Really Inc. The Star Publishing Co. Kay
t.elle/E'.tericrs Landscape & Curbing Beacon Hill Therapy and Wellness
Certer/,Coastal Fitnes & ena,.biitaltion Anchor Really and Mortgage
Silver Frannr and Roy Smith Port St Joe Marina Inc. Coastal
Design aridI Landiscape The Entrance/Julia Cunningham and Gdry
Setrle Srioreline rMledical Group Reeves Furniture and Refinishing
Sroppe Cc'stin & Costin Loa Office The Port Boyer Signs -
Carpet Countr', Pisr, Gibson & Scholz, P.A. Duren's Piggly Wiggly
S M tMlarle and Associates Roberson and Friedman, P.A. -
Captain Black s Marine Sl Joe Hardware- Co. Turtle Beach Inn ~
Mlelita s Boutique Captain Trey Landry- Tim Smith and Associates -
Prudential Distinctive Properties LLC Gift Baskets from Around the
World/Noncy Thursbav Buzzett s Drug Store Windolf Construction
Friends of the Gala Ellen and Norman Allemore Miller
Aaerncy Inc Sonny and Sandro Chafin Loretta & Leonard Costin
Parie Sherrill & Julie Laine/Ran's Charles Whitehead Bill
Walker/Nortrh Valley Digital
Other Contributors interiors Etc. Perky White Half Shells -
Heart s Desire Ard Florist Lee"'s Automotive Treasures by the
.ea Eugene Rani-ield Ri..er Lilt, Capital City Bank Dana Palmer
For our special event, Billy Dixson's Taxi Service would
love to be your designated driver!


AUCTION ITEMS
.* 100 feet cLf landscape Curbing your choice of stamp and color Kay Keiley/Exteriors Landscape and
Curobng. $700 value An Annual Gym Membership for a Couple Beacon Hill inerapy & Wellness
Center/Coastal Fitness & Rehabilitation. $575 value Sunset Cruise for 6 aboard Amelia's Island" David
and Trish Warriner $300 value 1/2 day fishing charter Captain Trey Landry S250 value A set of
Custom Made Bleaching Trays Frank D. May D.M.D., P.A. $300 value A Rolling Trolley Cart with a custom
finish Reeves Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe $280 value A day on the Bay enjoying a 23 foot Pontoon
Boat -The Entrance Recreational Rental and Retail $275 value $250 worth of Landscaping Services -
Coastal Design & Landscape A Romantic Weekend at The Port Inn rapper and Company Properties
Management, I.nc. $250 Value A. 3 night stay at Whispering Pines Cottages on the Bay S. M. Marley &
Associates, Inc. $250 value Custom Design 4 ft. by 4 ft. sign-Boye Signs S250 value A 6 ft. by 9 ft.
Area Rug Carpet Country $300 value 2 night Get-a-Way at the Romantic lurile Beach Inn $280 value
+ 2 Night Stay at Barrier. Dunes on Cape San Bias Anchor Realty $250 value i Hour Scenic Plane Ride -
Perky White $100 value A bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne with a Keepsake Cork The Port $140
value Floral Wreath from Ard's Florist $60 value 1 Hour Scenic Plane Ride for Iwo Gary Settle $100
value Arthur Court'Glass Bowl Interiors Etc. $80 value A Two Bottle Wine Cooler with Two bottles of
Fine Wine-- The Port $110 value Dove Hunt for 4 hunters at the Tooth and Nail Farm Morris Palmer and
Dusty May.- $200 value A Photography Session, includes 15 4x6 images Dana Palmer $100 value *
Diving Mask and Fins Captain Black's Marine $100 value An Assortment of Clothing Mrs. Captain
Black's $150 value Gift Basket from River Lilly $100 value Oil Canvas Fish Painting $130 value *
Matching Clock and Candle Sticks $100 value Matching Blue & with Fish and Plate $50 Value 2 Hours
of Expert Computer Service Bill Walker North Valley Digital $150 Value

DRAWINGS $30 Gift Certificate from Half Shells, An Oil Change from Lee's Automotive.
Gift Certificates from The Nail Place
Auction items need to be picked up, and paid for during the Gala,
immediately after the winners are announced. Thank you.


whatever 5ou do,

don't forget the heart.


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Birthday Boys
Quavis .Nykel and William
Wayne Thomas will observe their
3rd and 4th .birthdays February;
9th and 10th. They will celebrate
with a party on Saturday at 2 p.m.i'
in the home of their aunt and'
uncle, Mr. and Mrs. James
Hamilton of 114 N. Garrison
Avenue.
They are the sons of Mr. and',
Mrs. William Wayne, Jr. of Port.St..
Joe, and the grandsons of Mr. and
Mrs. Bank of Apalachicola, Mrs.,
0. Johnson, Mrs. 'Voncillie
Nickson, and Mr. 'and Mrs. Isaac
Thomas of Port St. Joe.











New Arrival
The Dockside Cafe is proud to
announce' the birth of Parker
Camlin Matre. She was born
February 1st to Mike and-
Charlene Matre of Mexico Beach,
She weighed seven pounds, nine
ounces.
Her grandparents are Glen
and Charlotte Singleton of Mexico
Beach, and Mark Matre of Albany,
Georgia, and Judy Matre of
Atlanta, Georgia.

Attention Poets
A $1,000 grand prize is being
offered, in a special religious
poetry contest sponsored by the
New Jersey Rainbow Poets, free to
anyone who has ever- written a
poem. There are 50 prizes in all
totaling almost $5,000.. The dead-
line for entering is March 16.
To enter, send one poem only
of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry
Contest, .103 N.]Wood Ave., PMB
70,; Linden, NJ '07036. Or epter
on-line at www.rainbowpoets.
com.
",- We think great religious
poems can inspire achievement,"
says Frederick Young, the organi-
zation's contest director. "Our
desire is to inspire amateur poets
arid :we think this competition will
accomplish that. Florida has pro-
duced many wonderful poets over
the years and we'd like to discover
new ones from the Port St. Joe
area."

Free Preschool
Screening Clinic
The' Gulf County School
Board, in cooperation with FDLRS
/PAEC, will be, sponsoring free_
preschool (screening clinics for
children three to five years old.
Th.e clinics will be held March 5 at
Port St. Joe Elementary from 9:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET, and March.6
at': Wewahitchka Elementary
(Linton site)' from 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. CT.
'Any parent interested in
HeadStart of Pre-K should plan to
attend with his/her child anid
bring the child's birth certificate
and social security card.
Appointments may hbe scheduled
by calling 227-1221 or 639-3610.

Student Service Week
February 3-9 has been desig-
nated as Student Service Week in
Florida. This week has been set
aside to recognize the invaluable
.work ddnie by those people- who
make our schools such a great
place even though they may not
directly teach.
Please consider going out of
your way to help salute our coun-
'selors, health team, social work-
,ers, and other staff members.
"Trtly, they make our schools and
our world a better, safer, and
more enjoyable place to be.


Lonnie and


Bessie Nunnery


Plan Golden Celebration


Lonnie and Bessie Nunnery of
Wewahitchka will celebrate their
50th wedding anniversary on
March 3 from 2:00 to. 5:00
p.m.with a reception at the
Wewahitchka Community Center.
The celebration will 'be hosted by
their children and grandchildren.
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend. YoUr presence
will be a cherished gift, and they
respectfully request no other.
The couple was married on
March 5, 1952 in Bainbridge,
Georgia. They have two children,
Harold Nunnery and Debbie
Sumner, and four grandchildren.
Sherry Paul; -' Katnna Nunnery.
Kim Calhoun, and Jeremy
Nunnery. The also have five great-
grandchildren.
Lonnie is retired from the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers and is a
member of the Tupelo Lodge #289
Masonic Lodge, and the Wewa

Talent Tryouts
for ARC Telethon
The American Red Cross
Telethon is March 9th at the
Panama City Mall. Persons from
Gulf County should call 763-6587
or 800/272-7206 and make an
appointment to try out.


Kellev Recent


Search and Rescue. Bessie is the
secretary of the Wewahitchka
Chapter #229 Eastern Star and a
member of the Wewa Search and
Rescue. and the Abe Springs
Freewill Baptist Church.


Ocean Opry Hosts
Benefit for Katz
Ocean Opry and The Rader
Family have organized, and will
host, a benefit concert for Katz
Kobayashi on February 19th, to
begin at 7:00 p.m. CT.
Katz has suffered three
strokes since last fall, requiring a
blood'-clot toIbe removed from his
brain, and is progressing slowly.
Katz is the foremost steel gui-
tar player in the country. He
toured with Marty Robbins his
last eight years, then continued
with Marty's son, Ronnie Robbins.
He played nationwide for Alan
Jackson until joining the Rader
Family Band six years ago.
The Rader Family has
planned a great show to benefit
Katz, featuring the Larkin Family
who performs at Dollywood, The
Rader Family, and most probably
Alan Jackson, and Jeannie
Prewitt. Additional performers
have been invited, but no infor-
mation is currently available on
their status.
Donations are $25 per seat
for the benefit. Tickets and infor-
mation can be obtained from
Ocean Opry at 850/234-5464.

Appreciation
For SnowBirds
Prudential Distinctive Proper-
ties invites all local Snowbird. to
be their guests at the annual
hamburger cookout at the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club on
Tuesday. February 19th. from
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please come and
visit with old fnends and make
some new ones. RSVP at 227-
7559.


BAY WATCH BEAUTY SALON

Darlene L amb, Aaster Cosmetologist

Specializing in Perms, Cuts, Color and Roller Sets
Women, Men and Children Welcome
Open Monday chdtrough lSaturdaI


133 Magellan Street
St. Joe Beach
Call for Appointments
Call 647-3683 or
335-0002 (boice AMail)


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for the language of love

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g Thursday, February 14.
SThe language of love has never been so eloquent. This big,
breathtaking bouquet of Roses, Snapdragons, Alstroemeria
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This. clear glass vase is finished with a graceful spiral accent.
Give The ( .
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ceramic heart gift box to remind her always of your love.
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Heartfelt Thanks UWF Graduate


The family of Elder Otis
Stallworth expresses sincere
appreciation for the many acts .of
kindness shown during their
bereavement. Friends and' prayers
provide strength during times like
these.
; May the reward be great and
the Lord bless everyone forever for
the love, support and devotion
given to this family and, Elder
Stallworth.


Casey W. Kelley, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry E. Kelley of
Wewahitchka, graduated from the
University of West Florida in
Pensacola in December 2001.
Kelley received a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in 'engineering tech-
nology/construction.
He is currently, residing in
Tallahassee where he is employed
with an engineering and construc-
tion firm.


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B.S. Repair Shop
Only VCR, Cassette Player, CD Player, TV Combo Only. Camcorder
WE ARE IN THE VIDEO MERCHANT AT 316 REID AVE.
OUR HOURS ARE 9:00 TO 12:00
I NEED Work For 3 hrs. We are The Only Repair Shop In
Gulf County & Mexico Beach. Try me or I quit.
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Transformation Under Way


The "New" Port Inn Will Be Open In
As one rides by and peers
over at the major renovation
underway at "Motel St. Joe," one
must be reminded of chapter one
of the nursery rhyme, 'The Ugly
Duckling.'"'
Phase one of the transforma-------
tion of "M6tel St. Joe" into "The
Port Inn" may not be pretty, but
the finished product promises to t
be something to turn heads for an
entirely different reason.
The sign out front announces
a time line for the completion of
the resurrection of those "glory ,
yearGloy years," that's how new 2 .


owners David and Tnsh Warnner
descnbe the times then the origi-
nal Port Inn was built in the exact
location back in 1909. There it
stood until October 17. 194S.
when the building was destro ed
by a fire which originated in the
structure's main fireplace.
Former Port St. Joe resident and
contractor Red Gunn rebuilt at
the same site in 1948 and
changed the name to St. Joe
Motel.
After purchasing the property
from Bill Koran and Janna Bush
in June 2001. they announced
plans to take "her," the old build-
ing, back in time.
"We plan to make this'a desti-
nation inn." said WaTriner. as he
outlined a refurbishing theme


Lynn Beamon busy remod-
eling windows for the inn.


September
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consistent with the 'Old Flonda"
look.
Windolf Construction, con-
tractor, and crew have completely
gutted the interior of the build-
ing-except for the restaurant
area-all the way down to the
studs.
Changes to the building will
include:
a covered porch/walkway
extending across the entire front
of the building-similar to the
original Port Inn front:
expand the occupancy from
16 rooms (currently) to 20 rooms:
totally remodel the rooms
and interior/exterior of the build-
ing; and
add a pool and improve
parking area in the rear of the
building.
The "new" Port Inn will be in
operation in September 2002 and
one of the first major activities to
be hosted there will be the Annual
George G. Tapper Invitational Golf
Tournament social in Octoberi..


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Melvin Dawson works cut-
ting a doorway at the Port Inn,
scheduled to open this Fall.

Lasagna Dinner
The Fish House Restaurant
will sponsor the 3rd Annual
Lasagna Dinner to benefit the
Mexico Beach 4th of July celebra-
tion, Monday, February 25 from
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT. Tickets are
Son sale at several locations on the
beach. Advance sales are helpful
to planning the event, but tickets
will also be available at the door.
Menu includes lasagna,
salad. garlic bread. drink and
dessert for S8. Last year's event
was a huge success. so join them
for an evening of great food. and
entertainment by Carole Kelly.


February 9 = Country Stars & Stripes "Flag Quilft"
February 11 & 18 = Beginner Quilting
February 12 = Tone on Tone Jacket Beautiful
February 13 & 20 = Thimbleberries Quilt & Comforter Easy
February 14 for 6 weeks = Sampler Quilt Hand Piecing
Coming Class: Onesy, Twosy, Threesy Block Save Your Scraps. Fun-Fun-
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February 26 = Moe Mo's Star Handwork To Go
March 2 = Hand Applique "Butterflies" Beautiful
March 9 = Stained Glass An Absolute!!
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* Clothing

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* Valentine
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* Personalized
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2002 PAGE 7A




FSU Circus Holds' "'A" School




Performance Here Monday
*~~~h irr diecl repnil for .. '..


Ladies. and gentlemen and
students of Port St. Jbe
Elementary Schoooool .
Welcome to the Florida State
University Flying High Circus!
Students of Port St. Joe
Elementary School received an
unexpected surprise treat


Tuesday when the Florida State
University Flying High Circus
gave a special performance, just
'for them. .
Principal, Tim Wilder said,
."You are the reason we're. here
today," as he spoke to fellow
administrators, staff, teachers,


and students when introducing
,the circus. '
As most everyone probably
remembers, Port St. Joe
Elementary School was one of
three "A" schools in Gulf County)
last. year. This' special perfor-
mance by the FSU circus was part
of a special recognition for those


who .ere directly .responsible for
Searing the "A" school distinction.
'The. circus featured clowns,
juggling acts, trapeze, balancing
wire, and many other various cir-
Scus, acts during the hour and a
half performance. Students
received a special bonus treat
when the performers greeted each
of them as they left Shark
Stadium headed back to classes.
Florida Writesl testing will
begin next week for fourth graders
and FCAT tests will start March
11th for the 2002 school year,


(Above) Clowns, treats, fuzi
and an exciting performance
were given at the school. i


HAPPY SWEET
SIXTEEN!!


(Upper left) The flying high
circus acts were second to
none! Students and teachers
alike enjoyed the treat.


(Left) Students marveled at
the variety of performers and
acts brought "by the Florida
State University Flying High
Circus.


Kale Guillot


Life's Journey
Once again life's journey pauses
to let someone off That someone's
name %as Bill Lea ing a space in
life no one can fill
Our minds pulling memories Irom
the past, tor that's our treasure that
wiIll :il'aV.s last
From these we think of those unies
together that brought ra-' of
peace and sunshine regardless of
the ieaither
Words spoken from a heart so kind
in this selfish worldd is hard to find
A.thouch Bill Nour journey has
ended, ou touched, cared, lo'ed
and befriended.
Leading a path of life better for hay.
ing traveled thereon.
Our hues are no% richer for haMng
kno n a man whose name %as Bill
He's not forgotten and he neser
% ill. Through his son Kenton, he'll
always live
A4 trdiete to a f et d
We lowe & mis yaa.
Lwe yoaur famttl & friendd
In Memory Ot Billy Mfiller
Jan. 5, 19-1 Feb. 3, 2001
.I,.**


"You are the reason we're
here,..", said Principal Tim
Wilder.

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The tall guy was able to
stand on ground level and
greet students waaaaay up in
the bleachers at Shark
Stadium.


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Girl Scout Cookies Are Coming


Have you been waiting
patiently all year long for your
next taste of Girl Scout Cookies?
Have you been craving that won-
derful minty tast of a thin mint?
Well, your waiting has just paid
off because it's cookie time!
Girl Scouts are currently taking
pre-orders through February 7th
for their famous cookies. The-
cookies arrive on February 23 and
the girls will be out selling around
town from March 1-17.
Two new. cookies were intro-
duced this year: the All Abouts,


Learn to

Locate

Ancestors

by Beverly Douds
You know you're an addicted
genealogist...when you brake for
libranes...if you get locked in a
library overnight and you never.
even notice...when you hyperven-
tilate at the sight of an old ceme-
tery...if you'd rather browse in a
cemetery than a shopping
mail...when you think every home'
should have a microfilm reader...
if you'd i-ather read census sched-
ules than a hood book...when you
know every town clerk in your
state by name (and they lock the
doors when they see you coming!)
When you're more interested in
What happened in 1697 than
1997...f you store your clothes
under the bed and your closet is
carefully stacked with notebooks
and journals...when all your cor-
respondence begins. ,"Dear
Cousin."..tf you've traced every
one of your ancestral lines backto
"Adam and Eve, and have it all.
fully documented, arid still don't
want to quit...
If you think you have these
symptoms then you are addicted.
So come on down to the Port St.
Joe Public Library this Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. to noon and help
them celebrate their 5th year in
genealogy. They will be holding an
Anniversary luncheon after the
monthly meeting, so please attend
and help to bring in another great
year of helping folks locate their
ancestors. For more info, call
Beverly at 850/229-1094, or e-
mail her at bmdouds@digitalexp.
com.


shortbread cookies fhat have a
series of Girl Scout messages
embossed on top and a rich fudge
coating on the bottom, and Ole
Ole, bite-sized vanilla cookies with
pecan chips and coconut, covered
in powdered sugar. All Abouts
help celebrate the 90th
Anniversary of Girl Scouting. The
six other traditional cookie
favorites will also be available
including Thin Mints, Trefoils,
Do-Si-Dos, 'Samoas, Tagalongs,'
and Aloha Chips.
What does the Girl Scout
cookie sale buy? For troops, the
cookie sale provides funds to sup-
port troop activities such as field
trips, camping, and service pro-
jects. For the Girl Scout council,
the sale provides funds to recruit
and train adult leaders, maintain
both Camp For All Seasons in
Leon County and Camp Eleanor


Lisa Curry to

Speak at VFW
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and their Ladies
Auxilidry will meet on Tuesday.
February 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET at
the post home ifn Highland View.
Lisa Curry, the .Voice :of
Democracy winner of the Post.
contest and 6th in the District,
will be attending to read her win-
ning essay.
They will also be making
plans for the upcoming Quarterly
District Meeting they will be host-
ing on February 16, beginning
with a joint meeting at 11 a.m.
The District Commander will
be passing out the many awards
the local post picked up at the
mid-winter convention. A video of
Lisa's presentation will be played.
All members are urged to
attend.


in Bay County, provide council-
wide-programs, and provide finan-
cial assistance so all- girls can
have access to the opportunities
Girl Scouting offers.
Girl Scouts participating in
the cookie sale learn to set goals,
develop responsibility,; practice
money management, and learn to
follow through on a commitment.
Girls learn responsibility by gath-
ering orders and getting the infor-
mation to .the troop leader on
time. They develop communica-
tion skills when they talk to cus-
tomers, tell them how .the money
raised will be used.: answer, their -
questions, and thank them for an
order placed. Financial skills
improve when a girl adds up her


Sec. Harris

From Page 1
opment for the State of Flonda.
She was the dining force that
added our port to Enterprise
Florida Business Development
Plan for the reopening of Cuba.
Secretary Harris has an-
nounced that she is running for
Congress.
She is a lifelong advocate of
the arts, libraries and historic
preservation. She has strongly
supported local efforts to restore
the Centennial Building here in
Port St. Joe, home of the signing
of the first State of Florida
Constitution.
She is a former IBM executive
and vice president of a real estate
firm. She earned her master's
degree from Harvard University
where she specialized in interna-
tional trade, and a bachelor's
degree from Agnes Scott College.
She has studied abroad at the
University of Madrid and in
Geneva, Switzerland.
Secretary Harris was born in
Key West. She is married to
Anders Ebbeson and has an 18-
year old daughter. Louise.
If you would like to see and
hear someone who impacted
American history, make your
reservations today. Tickets are
limited. Tickets are S35 each and
are available at Cox & Associates.
402 Reid Avenue. or mad to Gulf
County Republican Part'. 420
Treasure Dr. Port St. Joe 32456.
Contact Sara Ross for more infor-
mation.


Do You Want To


Learn to Read?


It's
never
Public
provide
Interest
Instru(
orders, knows how much money in a or
is owed to her for cookies sold, rou
and learns to make the proper group
h request
change. Th
Girl Scouts of the. USA is the site is
world's preeminent organization the V
for girls, with a membership of This -s
more than 3.6 million girls and partner
adults. In Girl Scouting-and its Elder
special girls-only environment Th
-girls discover the fun. friendship, center
and power of girls together. The :St. Jo
Girl Scout Council of the Instru
Apalachee Bend serves 3.100 girls Basic
in 15 counties. tion.
Troop 242 will be having Workfo
booth sales March 1 at Piggly program
Wiggly from 4-6 p.m.: March 2 at part u
Rich's IGA in Wewa from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m.. and Bill's Dollar Store Gulf Fi
from 2-6 p.m., and March 5 at 4-6 p.r



Witten
there as trustee, deacon and Bible involve
I have
study teacher. Truan(
\Vitten began his legal career establ
in 1970 in association with Billy That's
Joe Rish. He was a member of the Young
Rish firm until 1980 when he into Ti
opened an office on Long Avenue. gram
During his seventeen years of pri- teers
vate practice Witten also worked active
as an Assistant Public Defender systerr
on a part time basis. In 1987 he to an
became an Assistant State than 8
Attorney. a position he held until partici
his appointment as County tuted
Judge. instrur
"It has been a pleasure serv- about
ing the people of Gulf County for Wi
the past 31 years." Witten said. "' way t
have especially enjoyed working school
for the past 15 months as County various
Judge. The County Judge has in eas
many opportunities to have a pos- plant
itive impact on the entire commu- Witten
nity as well as many individuals, paper
most especially our young people. old. S
Having worked with our youth dishes
dunng the past 31 years through gas, w,
the church, little league baseball. and a
Upward Basketball, and having could
been in the schools listening to know
young people. attending ball want I
games,. dance recitals, awards fesslor
dinners and. other functions. I work
knrm o how important it is to be Count,


. never too late you're
too oldl The Gulf County
Library Literacy Programs
e assistance to all persons
,ted in learning to read.
ltfon is primarily delivered
le-to-one setting, but small
sessions are used when
ted.
.e north county learning
located in; the annex beside
rewa Community Center.
pace is donated through a
;rship with Gulf County
Care.
e south county learning
is housed inside the Port
De branch of the library.
action is offered in Adult
Education. GED instruc-
Family Literacy, and
)rce Development. These
ms have been funded in


nder the provisions of the
oods in Mexico Beach from
m. All times are Eastern.



From Page 1
ed in their lives. That's why
worked hard to maintain
cy Court and Tobacco Court
ished by Judge Moore.
why I have expanded the
Accountability Program
een Court. a diversion pro-
which gives youth volun-
an opportunity to be an
part of the juvenile justice
n. Teen Court has gotten off
excellent start with more
B0 adult and teen volunteers
patting. I have also insti-
a Law Day program which is
mental in teaching children
the court system."
itten says he worked his
through college and law
by working summers at
s jobs including a steel mill
tern Kentuck,. a chemical
and a sod farm. "In fact,"
said, "my first job was a
route when I was 11 years
sincee then I have washed
. mopped floors, pumped
worked in a college post office
Sears warehouse-any job I
find to make ends meet. I
the value of hard work. I
to continue to put my pro-
ial and .life experience to
for the people of Gulf
y." Witten concluded.


Library Services and Technology
Act, from the Institute of Museum
and Library Services, adminis-'
tered by the State Library of
Florida and are FREE of charge to,
all who participate.
Morning and evening sessions
are available for learners at either
location. Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department and Wewahitchka,
Library provide other safe sites.
While safe site sessions are,
encouraged home visits are made-
for those 'families who have rino
transportation, no daycare, or
health problems that prevent
them from visiting a center. Call
227-7481 or 6.39-4646 for more
information.
American Cancer Society

Hosts Free Symposium


The American Cancer Society
is offering a free Cancer
Symposium to health care profes-
stonals seeking contact hours for,
nursing (FBN2097), mental health,
counseling (BAP218). and radiol-:
ogy technology (3200457). The "
Cancer Symposium will earn,
health care professionals five (5)
contact hours and will focus on
current screening guidelines and
treatment options for colorectal.
breast, and prostate cancer. as
well as programs and resources'
available to the cancer patient.
The Symposium .will be held
on Saturday, February 23 from
8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Gulf
Coast Community College
Student Union East Conference
Center. The program is free. but
advanced registration is required.
Please call (850) 785-9205 by
February 18. 2002 to register.
The Cancer Symposium is
made possible by the generosity of
the following guest speakers: Dr.
Gregory Bruce. Colorectal Cancer:
Dr. George Reiss. Breast Cancer:
Dr. Charles Nichols. Jr.. Prostate
Cancer: Ann Bruce. R.N.,
Programs and Resources.

DRA Meeting
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday. February
12th. at 6:15 p.m.. ET. The meet-
ing w'ill be held at Preble-Rish,
Inc.. located at 401 Reid Avenue
in Port St. Joe. All members are
urged to attend.


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La Enoremn-Atiite


PSJPD Report)

VOP & CANNABIS POSSESSION
Marchelle M. Gates, 43, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
February 1st by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officer Justin
Parrish on an active warrant for
violation of probation and posses-
sion of cannabis (less than 20
grams) after being placed on pro-
bation for the sale of a controlled
substance November 5, 1998.
She violated by being arrested
January 13th by the Springfield
Police Department for fleeing and
attempting to. elude, :reckless dri-
ving, and possession of cannabis
(less than 20 grams).
VIOLATION OF PROBATION CHARGE
Arcolia D.,Thomas, 30, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested February
2nd Officer Parrish on an active
warrant for violation of probation.
Thomas was placed on probation
April 23, 2001, for possession of
cocaineand violated by failing to
pay $10. per month toward the
cost of supervision and his urinal-
ysis test results were positive for
the use of cannabis. He also failed
to pay restitution, costs and/or
fees in accordance with court
orders ($255 court cost and
$1,000 fines).'
BATTERY, RELEASE VIOLATION ,
Michael L. Pitts, 45, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested February
2rid by Sergeant James Hersey
(assisted by Chief Jay Leffert) for
battery and violation of pre-trial
release agreement following a-dis-
turbance where he had commit-
ted battery and had violated his
release agreement by consuming
alcoholic beverages.
RECKLESS YOUNG DRIVER_
On February 3rd, -Officer
James Stephens arrested a 16
year old juvenile for driving while
under the influence, driving with
suspended or revoked license,
and leaving the scene of a crash.
Stephens observed the juve-
nile operating a vehicle erratical-
ly, and gave pursuit of the vehicle
which was proceeding recklessly
at a high rate of speed. The juve-
nile continued even after emer-
gency lights were turned on for
him to pull over. but finally
stopped in front of his residence
where he/she was taken into cus-
tody. "
VIOLATED HER PROBATION'
On February 4th, Sabina
Daniels, 21. of Port St. Joe, was
taken into custody by Sergeant
Tern' Carr on an active warrant
for violation of probation. She was
placed on probation May 3. 1999
for battery on a school ernployee
and aggravated assault and vio-
lated by being arrested on
January 24th for driving while
her license was suspended or
revoked.
PRE-TRIAL RELEASE VIOLATED
On February 4th, Michael. L.
Pitts, 45, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by. Sergeant Butch


Arendt for violation of pre-trial
release agreement. Arendt
received information that Pitts
was at a location prohibited by his
agreement, and upon investiga-
tion found Pitts passed out at that
reported location.
FOUND PROPERTY
A cordless phone used in and
around the home was found in
the area of 10th Street and
Woodward Avenue. If you have
lost such a phone within the last
two weeks and would like to see- if
it is yours, make contact with Sgt.
Carr at 227-1414.


(Sheriff's Beat )

CORRECTION
INFLUENCED MOTORIST
After stopping Richard Joins
(21, Panama City) for driving 89
in a 55 m.p.h. zone on the after-
noon of January 24th, Deputy
James-Jensen- noticed an odor of
alcohol on the 'driver's person.
Joins, admitted; to drinking
and smoking marijuana, then was
arrested for driving under the
influence. Breath test results at
the jail showed him to be influ-
enced over twice the legal limit.
[This, incident reported in .last
week's "Sheriffs Beat" contained
improper wording. The Star regrets
this mistake and offers its apolo-'
gies to Deputy James Jensen.]
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF.
COUNTY JAIL ...
Tuesday, January ;'29th-
Robert Cooper, '45, W/M, of
Apalachicola, violation of pre-trial
Release; and Michael Lolley, 23,.
W/M, of Milton, violation of pro-
bation (re: grand theft).
Wednesday, January 30th-
Risa Henderson, 34, W/F, of
Indian Pass, violation of probation
(re: grand theft); Natasha
Faulkner, 19, W/F, of Wewabhitch-
ka, failure to appear (re: grand
theft); Bruce Mercer, 52, .W/M, of
Panama City, violation of proba-
tion (re: grand theft): and
Marchant Bunyon'. 27, B/M. of
Port St. Joe, possession of mari-
. juana, possession of marijuana
w'itth intent to 'sell, and child
abuse. .
Thursday. January 31st-
Darien Hutchenson. 22. W/M, of
Nlexico Beach. failure to pay fines
(re: driving while license suspend-'
ed or revoked: Tyson Davis, IS,
B/M, of Port Sf. Joe, robbery by
snatching and conspiracy to sell
crack; and Wilbur rightgh. 30; -
SB/M, .of' Wewahitchka. sale of
cocaine.
Stunlday. February 3rd-
Thomas Luckie. 34, W/M, of
,Wewahitchka. failure to pay fine
,(re: worthless checks and driving
while license suspended or
revoked); ':and Michael Todd
Brooks,, 29, W/M, of Mexico
Beach. dri-ing while license sus-
pended or revoked, attaching tag
not assigned. and dnrvng under
the influence.


(Beach PD Log)

AcTIvrry REPORT FOR
JAN. 28TH TO FEB. 3RD
During the stated period, the
Mexico Beach Department of
Public Safety-Police Division
answered 25 calls for service, and
investigated one traffic crash
resulting in no injuries and prop-
erty damages of $2,000. The
department issued two traffic
warnings and two citations.
INVESTIGATIONS:
*On January 31st, PtIm. Mike
King and CSA Amy Whitfield
responded to a theft complaint at
828 Oleander Drive. The com-rn
plainant stated that someone had
stolen a fish cleaning station val-
ued at $700. This case is current-
ly under investigation. ,
*On February 1Ist, Sgt. John.
Murnan investigated a crash at
3rd Street and Florda Avenue. A
23-year-old residerit of Port, St.
Joe and a 46-year-old resident of
Mexico Beach were involved in a
minor crash.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: ,
A necklace has been turned
into the MBDPS as found proper-
ty. It was located in the vicinity of
the city ,park- on N. 21st Street.
The owner may claim the proper-
ty at the MNBDPS office locate on
14th Street or call Laura. Metcalf
at 648-4790. .

Literacy Council
Needs Volunteers
Wewahitchka High School is
looking for parents and conmmnu-
nity members to serve on the
newly formed Literacy Council. I1
you like or love reading, this is
your chance to- get in on the
ground floor of improving what we
do educationally in this area.
Contact Dr. Truby at the school,,
639-2228.

Free HIV/AIDS
Testing Offered
A free confidential no-needle
HIV/AIDS test will be offered to
the public on February 7th at 212
Martin Luther Kine Blvd. in North
Port St Joe from -8:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. For further information'
contact 7S5-1088 ext. 122.


WMS Students Love To Read


When WMS reading teacher,
Misty Wood, assigned 100 pages
of reading a week to her students
at the beginning of the school
year, the moans and groans could
be heard reverberating ,through-
out the building. ,It made no dif-
ference to these students who had
"written off' reading that they
could choose any book, magazine,
or short story they wanted. They
simply hated reading-in any form.
But, as the year progressed,
things started changing. I began
to see kids reading- in, the gym
before school. I saw them cram-
ming in a few last-minute pages in
the restrooms. I overheard
enthralling reiterations of fright-
ening tales and worried what our
students' might be "into", just to
find out that I was eavesdropping
on a reenactment of a book that
was finished the night before.
Indeed, a new light was beginning
to dawn on :he concept of read-
ing-not just reading for a grade,
but also reading for knowledge,
enlightenment, and 'yes, .even
pleasure!
Seventh grade student.
Shykeitha Sheffield, says, "I used'
to think that reading wa- just stu-
pid, but when it was for a grade. I
knew I had to do it. Now I read,
even when I don't have to.' And.
Shykeith3 is not alone. Numerous
WMS students are now. hooked on
reading. Eighth grade student
Beverly Monk says, "Reading has
always been ,hard for me.-
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Douglas Kent. Administrator of the Gulf County Health
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a copy of Governor Jeb Bush's proclamation, that January 23rd
is the official "School Nurse Day." Gulf County is fortunate to
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Gators Split Games; 19-5 Now


WEWAHITCHKA 78, APALACHICOLA 76
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31sT
Myron. Vann tipped in a shot
at the buzzer to give Wewahitchka
a 78-76 victory over Apalachicola
in a District 3-A match-up. The
Gators led 39-36 at halftime, then
outscored the Sharks 23-17 in
the third quarter. However, the
Sharks bounced back in the
fourth to outscore the Gators 23-
16.
Derrick Williams led the
Gators, who improved to 18-3
overall and 9-0 in district play,
with a game high 37 points. Pete
Taunton followed with 14. points,,
while Byron Jones chipped in 11.
Score by Quarters
Gators 16 23 23 16 78
Sharks 13 23 17 23 76
WEWA (78)- Pete Taunton 14,
Brandon Jones 2, Derrick
Williams 37, Myron Vann 2, John
Curtis Gates 7, Ryan Baker 5,
and Byron Jones 11.
APALACH (76)- Evans 7, Turrell.
6, Floyd 2, Allen 22, Ross 4,
Poloronis 29,. and McGriff 4.

WEWAHITCHKA 55, FAMU HIGH 69
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY IST
The Gators suffered their first
District 3-A loss of the season
with-Friday night's 69-55 loss to
FAMU High. Wewahitehka led 34-
31 at halftime, but were
outscored 21-17 in the third'
quarter and, 17-4 in the fourth.
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Score by Quarters
Gators 16 18 17 4 55
Rattlers 19 12 21 17 69
WEWA (55)-/ Pete Taunton 3,
Brandon Jones 26, Derrick
Williams 13, John Curtis Gates 4,
Ryan- Baker 4, and Byron Jones
5.
FAMU (69)- Brown 13, Lewis 8,
Lang 3, Wilson .2, Blair 11, Bee.
28, Seabrooks 2, and Alexander
2.
WEWAHITCHKA 88, PANAMA CHR. 34
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
The Gators improved to 19-4
overall on the season with
Saturday's 88-34 victory over
Panama City Christian. The
Gators jumped out to an 18-1
lead by the end of the first
-quarter, then extended their lead
to 44-14 by halftime. Wewa then
outscored the Crusaders 44-20 in
the second half of play .
Brandon Jones led the Gators
with 19 points. Derrick Williams
followed with 18 points Pete
Taunton had 14; while Jerrell
Winfield added 12.
Score by Quarters
Gators 18 26 22 22 88
PCCS 1 13 10 10 34
WEWA (88)- Pete Taunton 14,
Brandon Jones 19, Derrick
Williams 18, Myron Vann 4, John
Curtis Gates 8,' Ryan Baker 5,
Jerrell- Winfield 12, and Byron.


Jones 8.
WEWAHITCHKA 47, BAY HIGH 51
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
The Gators dropped to 19-5.
overall on the season with
Tuesday night's 51-47 loss to Bay
High. Wewahitchka led 40-35 at
the end on the third quarter, but
were outscored 16-7 in the fourth
as the Tornados pulled off a come
from behind win.
The Gators missed 13 shots
from the foul line.
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with 18 points;' while
Brandon Jones added 13.
Score by Quarters
Gators 14 13 13 7 47
TornadosIS 6 11 16 51

Gators And Sharks On The
Diamond This Weekend I
The Port St. Joe Sharks
baseball team will host a four
earn pre-season classic'Thursday
and Friday to get the 2002 season
underway.
Wewahitchka will take on
Blouritstown at 5:00 ET in the
first game on Thursday. Port St.
Joe will then play Wakulla at 7:00-
in the nightcap.
The losers of Thursday's
games will play at 5:00 on Fnday:
and the winnefp bracket game
will follow at 7:00.


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Brandon Jones 13, Derrick
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killed. Jeffrey said he was ahead of his brother, Josh, who killed
a seven point on the same day.


"Pride of the Sharks" recipients were Matt Dailey, Aaron Richards,


Sharks Hold

Football Banquet
The Port, St. Joe Sharks
football team held its annual
awards banquet Monday night in
the high school commons area.
Former, long time Shark fIotball
coach Wayne Taylor gave an
inspirational speech to those in
attendance.
The special teams player of
the year award went to Corev
Butler. 'The Pride of the Shark
award was presented to Aaron
Richards. Adamn Richards. Alex
Richards and Matt Dailey. Nick
Reynolds and John Patrick Floyd


Team Captains Ken Peak and Rashed Brown


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Lady Sharks
PORT ST. JOE 53, ARNOLD 36
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
finished off their regular season
play Thursday night with a 53-36
win over Arnold. The Lady Sharks
'-led 34-18 at halftime, then
outscored the Lady Marlins 19-18
in the second half.
Kayla Jefferson led Port St.
Joe (11-9) with 14 points and 13
rebounds. Shawna Bond and
Carah Brock each followed with
11 points; while Laura Hansen:
added 10 points and 11 assists.
Santana Harris also had eight
rebounds.
"We exerted so much
defensive energy to keep Amber
Booker from beating us, that her
sister got 23 points," said head
coach Bob Baston. 'We're looking
forward to playing Greensboro
Thursday night in the district
tournament."
Score by Quarters
Marlins 8 10 12 6 36
Sharks 18 16 6 13 53
PSJ (53)- Shawna Bond 11,
Carah Brock 11, Laura Hansen
10, Kayla Jefferson 14, Latrice
Larry 1, and Santana Harris 6.
ARNOLD (36)- Ashley Booker 23,
Amber Booker 9, Dubisson "2,
Rameriez 1, and Lifford 1.


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Wewohitchka High School Gators

DERRICK WILLIAMS

Derrick averaged 21.5 points per
game over four games this week for
the Gators. He had 37 points in a


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Jenkins was' named the most
valuable offensive player. Team
captains were Rashed. Brown and
Ken, Peak.
The Sharks finished the 2001
season with a 4-6 overall record.


Offensive MVP Isaiah Jenkins

Lions Support.
Public Servants
At the recent meeting of the
Mexico Beach Department of
Public Safety, Fire and Police
Divisions, the Beaches Lions Club
presented two checks for $500
each.
Ruth Hauge, president, pre-
sented one check, to Chief Brad
Hall for the Police Division and
one check to Assistant Fire Chief
Kevin Johnson for the Ftre
. Division. She explained that this
was their contribution in the
wake of the September 11th dis'-
asters in New York and
Washington, D.C.
The money is to be used, for
fire/police equipment and or
training necessary to further
assist these departments in their
efforts to maintain peace and save
lives.
The Department of Public
Safety wishes to thank the
Beaches Lions Club for its gener-
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Defensive MVPs John-Patrick Floyd and Nick Reynolds with
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2002 PAGE 11A


Star


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Sharks Seal Top Seed In District Tournament


PORT ST. JOE 73, BLOUNTSTOWN 46
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
improved to 15-8 overall and'4-1
in District 3-2A play with Friday
night's 73-46 victory over
Blountstown. The Tiger Sharks
revenged an early season loss to
the Tigers, coming out strong in
the first half to take a 45-20 lead'
by halftime. In. the second half,
they outscored the Tigers 28-26.
Isaiah Jenkins led Port St.
Joe with 19 points. Woodrow
Cherry followed with 18 points,
eight rebounds and two steals;
Ray Bailey had 13 points, six
assists and four steals; while Bo
Lenox' added 11 points, four.
assists and two steals.
Score by Quarters
Tigers 13 7 14 12 46
* Sharks 18 27 13 15 73
PSJ (73)- Ray Bailey 13. Brad
Ray 3, Bo Lenox 11, Isaiah
Jenkins 19. Woodrow Cherry 18.
Terrence Chambers 5. Santiel
Chambers 2. and Dustin Crews 2.
PORT ST. JOE 78, LIBERTY Co. 57
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
The Tiger Sharks picked up
their ninth straight win Saturday
night, defeating Liberty County
78-57 in a District 3-2A game to
seal the top seed for the district
tournament. Port St. Joe
improved to 16-8 overall on the
season and 5-1 in district play.
The Tiger Sharks raced out to
a 23-4 lead by the end of the first
quarter, and led 43-24 at
halftime. Port St. Joe then


outscored the Bulldogs 35-33 in
the second half.
Isaiah Jenkins led all scorers
with a game high 25 points and
three steals. Ray' Bailey followed
with 15 points, 10 steals, seven
assists and five rebounds.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 23 20 21 14 78
Bulldogs 4 20 17 16 57
PSJ (78)- Jerrell Showers 5, Ray
Bailey 15, Prince Jones 8, Isaiah
Jenkins 25, Bo Lenox 6, Terrence
Chambers 2, Santiel Chambers 8,
and Dustin Crews 9.
LIBERTY (57)- Peterson 16,
Williams 19, Parrish 8, Mayo 2,
Flemming;8, and Goodman 4.
PORT'ST. JOE 70, RUTHERFORD 68
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH


Woodrow Cherry finished off a
fast break with about five seconds_
remaining on the clock to give the
Tiger Sharks a 70-68 victory over
Rutherford Tuesday night- Ray
Bailey set up the fast break when
he stole an in bounds pass with
20 'seconds left. Port St. Joe
picked up their 10th straight win,
and improved to 17-8 overall on
the season. I
' The Tiger Sharks had fallen
eight points behind midway
through the fourth quarter. but
made some big plays on both
ends of the court to overcome the
deficit.'
Isaiah Jenkins led Port St.
Joe with 20 points and four
assists. Ray Bailey followed wiLh


17 points, seven assists and five
rebounds; Woodrow Cherry had
13 points and eight rebounds;
Dustin Crews added 10 points
and six rebounds: while Santiel
'Chambers had five assists.
The Tiger Sharks will finish
off the regular season this
weekend. traveling 'to,
Wewahitchka Friday night for an
8:15 ET game, then to Quincy
Shanks on Saturday for a 7:30
game.
Score by Quarters
Rams 16 20 16 16 68
Sharks 17 22 11 20 --70
PSJ (70)- Jerrell Showers 1,
Bailey 17, Prince Jones 8, Bo
Lenox 1,, Isaiah Jenkins 20,


Woodrow Cherry


13, and Dustin.
. .,.


Isaiah Jenkins (23) puts
the Tiger Sharks up by one
with two and a half minutes
left to play.


Crews 10.
RUTH. (68)- Whatley 4, Smith
25, Richards 9, Elliot 8. Braxtort
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Woodrow Cherry (24) lays in two of his 18 points in Friday's 73-46 win over Blountstown.


St. Joe to Host NFL, WTF

For Spring Hunting Trips


'Ray Bailey. drives to the
basket late in the game. He
had 17 points in the Tiger
Sharks' .70-68. win over
Rutherford.


St. Joe Timberland
Company recently entered into
a partnership with the National
Wild Turkey Federation' (NWT7F).
The NWTF is a non-profit orga-
nization that promotes quality
habitat management and ethical
and safe hunting of turkeys in


North America. This partnership
provides St. Joe and the NWTF
the opportunity to cooperate
and enhance turkey popula-
tions, management and hunting
opportunities on its lands in
Florida. A formal signing cere-
mony will take place at the
NWTF s National Convention
this month in Charlotte. NC.
As part of its commitment to.
this partnership St. Joe has
donated six .guided turkey
hunts on some of its premier
hunting grounds near Talla-
hassee. Three of these hunts
will be for NFL players and the
other three for youth hunts that
will be auctioned off .at the
NWTF National Convention. The
NFL players include New York
Giant, quarterback Kerry
Collins, former Pittsburgh
Steeler and Kansas City Chief
quarterback Bubby Brister and
former Dallas Cowboy, Denver
Broncos. and Minnesota Vikings
offensive lineman Scott Adams.
The NFL players., these
lucky youngsters and their dads
or sponsors will stay at St. Joe's;'
Southwood Plantation in .Talla-


STAR PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
A m- J U I ** I U U I .


Port. St .Jo nign .cnool Sharks


DUSTIN CREWS
Dustin helped the Tiger Sharks to
three wins this past week. He had 10
..-- ,-'.. points and six
\ rebounds in a 70-68
win over Rutherford;
and nine points in
Sa 78-57 win over
Liberty County.


SHAWNA BOND
Showna had 11 points in the:
Sharks' 53-36 win over
Arnold. She averaged -
11 points over the1
last three games .
with six steals
and three assists.


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regardless of age.
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MONDAY-Fish on bun, tater tots,
lettuce/pickle/tomato, orange half,
and milk or chef's salad meal.
TUESDAY-Taco bake, steamed
corn, pineapple cubes,cornbread,
and milk or chef s salad meal.
WEDNESDAY-Turkey sandwich,
french fries, lettuce/tomato,
peaches, applesauce cake, and
milk or chef's salad meal.
THURSDAY-Spaghetti w/sauce,
steamed broccoli, applesauce,
Italian bread, and milk, or chef's
salad meal.
FRIDAY-Cheese pizza, tossed
salad/dressing, pears, breadsticks,
and milk, or chefs salad meal.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
AND/OR COMMODITIES.


Healthcare Plan
Regulations Harmful
Dear Editor:
Ten years ago, with only
$3,000 between us, my wife and I
decided to follow our dream and
open a wholesale carpet business
in Springfield, Illinois. Since then,
we have moved down here to
Panama City and opened another
location. After a decade of hard
work from our employees and
ourselves, we are proud to look
back on what we have accom-
plished. Unfortunately, today it is
becoming increasingly difficult for
many Americans to follow their
own dreams in becoming small-
business owners due to the rising
costs of health care.


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cent of our employees' health pre-
miums through Blue Cross/Blue
Shield of Florida. We understand
that our employees and their fam-
ilies rely on the quality, affordable
health care coverage that we pro-
vide, and I believe, that their
tremendous work ethic reflects
their appreciation,
However, as mandated bene-
fits and other harmful legislation
come before the Florida Legis-
lature, I am faced with the possi-
bility that the government could
step in and dictate what health
benefits I can provide, regardless
of need or cost. The net result of
.such. legislative proposals would
be to place severe regulatory, and.
administrative burdens on health
plans, leading to higher premiums
for me to pay for my employees. In
order to contain costs, I would be
forced to make difficult decisions,
'such as limiting or dropping cov-
erage, for my employees, hiring
fewer applicants, or, worse. I
believe that this is wrong.
I urge my legislators, Sen.
Charlie Clary and Rep. Allen
Bense, to senously consider the
consequences of mandating bene-
fits or sanctioning other govern-:
ment intrusions on. health care.,
Prohibiting a business from oper-
ating the way it needs to will deter
many people from the vision of
creating their own businesses.'
America prides itself on being the
land of entrepreneurship. Let's
help keep this dream alive.
Sincerely.
Don Edgerton


nave ui rnuoneu aiis,
There are many people, such
as myself. that live on fixed
incomes. With the drastic reduc-
tion in interest rates last year we
have seen our income reduced,'
but our costs continue to
increase. -
-:One of these costs that conr-
tinually increases is the telephone
service, both local and long dis-
tance. After the breakup of AT&T.
the Federal Communications
Commission adopted: access
charge rules to allow local tele-
phone companies to recover'costs
for use of their lines. This fee was
recently increased from 83.50 toi
85.00 each month.,
Evidently, this is not enough
as the' local. phone' company
charges AT&T to use their lines.
also. So,. AT&T passes this along
to -me. AT&T charges $1.95 per
month for this use.
Last month a neighbor gave
my wife, an AT&T calling card for
Christmas and we have used this
since that 'time. My latest tele-
phone bill was 35% less and the,
$1.95 AT&T -charge was elimi-
nated. The S5 charge by the local
telephone company is unavoid-,
able.
I would. recommend all
seniors to use the AT&T calling


Browning Signs With GCCC


Amber Browning recently
signed a softball scholarship to
play with Gulf Coast Community
College. Amber is the daughter of
Joey and Deborah Browning of
Columbus, Georgia. She is the
granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs.
Howard Browning, former pastor
of First Baptist Church, Port St.
Joe.
The new Commodore brings
an impressive record with her.
Browning has been named to the
Georgia All-State team for two
years. Playing with 5-A Hardaway
High School, of Columbus she now
holds the Georgia State strikeout
record, not only for a single sea-,
son, but for a four-year period.
Amber has been selected on the
All Bi-City (Columbus-Phenix
City) team four consecutive years,
and in 2001 was- Bi-City Player of
the Year.
She was chosen to the All-
Region team two years, was All-
Region Player of the Year, and
All-Region MVP. She also has
.been named as starting pitcher in
the 2002 Georgia All-Star game.
Bringing closure to an outstand-
ing high school career was when
her number was recently perma-
nently retired at Hardaway.
Browning is only the second ath-
lete in the history of the school to
be so honored.
When not playing for her high
school Amber played ASA tourna-
ment ball during the summers of
1998-2001. She was a member of
the Georgia Challengers of
Columbus. Three times she was
named to the All-Georgia team. In
1998, in the 14-under division,

Gulf Seniors


SNeed These


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens need your help. There will
be an article published each
month identifying the needs for
low income men andwomen.
Anyone wishing to make a finan-
cial donation, or donate the items
listed below may bring them by
the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens or
call 229-8466:
'Shower chairs needed to loan
to elderly men and women to cre-
ate a safer environment when
bathing.
S*Adult diapers needed for sev-
eral elderly men and w\omqn on a
monthly basis. medium and large
sizes.:
*Ensure/Equate is needed on
a. monrithly basis.
*Refrigerator and stove
needed to relocate an elderly cou-
ple.
*Electric heaters are needed
to warm homes.
*Need volunteer carpenters to
build wheelchair ramps. and do
minor carpentry work in homes of
elderly. ,


card for long distance service. It
takes longer to place the call. but
the savings can be substantial.
Tom Roper, Indian Pass


she was selected ASA All-World
pitcher.
r In four years of high school
and ASA softball Browning won
;158 games. She has pitched 1,293
innings. struck out 1,482 batters,
walked 193, with an ERA of 0.82.
Amber had many scholarship
offers, but chose Gulf Coast
because of a desire to play
Division 1 ball in the future.
Coach Susan Painter. who has
coached and sent many players
on to the next level, feels
Browning has the potential to
move on up to a larger school.
Amber %will report to Gulf Coast in

Red Skelton
Tribute Feb. 21st4
A Tribute To Red Skelton
will be performed at the Martin
Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. on
February 21st. Take a nostalgic
and hilarious step back in time
and join a legion of memorable
characters brought to life by the
timeless Red Skelton in this mag-"
ical tribute to Amenca's most-
loved funny man.
NMartin Ensemble Season
Tickets. are 8S59 1S57 cash or
checks). Individual admissions
are $12.50 for adults, 810 for
seniors and rruhtary. 85 for stu-
dents. For more information call
the box office at 850/763-8080.'


Turkey:
-From Page 11A

youngsters to hunt with some of
their NFL idols .and sit around
Sthe campfire and chat about a
career in the NFL is a "dream-
come-true" for most kids. All
proceeds' from the auction will
help fund future NWTF projects.
The NWTF also will be send-
ing a film crew to the hunts at
'Southwood Plantation. If
enough quality footage is taped,
the hunts could appear next
year, on the NWTF show, the.
Turkey Call, aired on TNN and
the new show Turkey Country to
be6 aired on- the Outdoor
Channel. The hunts are jointly
sponsored by. the St. Joe
Company's Timberland, Land
and Arvida: Divisions and the
NWTF. For .more information on
the youth hunts or the, NWTF
National Convention auction,
contact Steve Sheaat (850) 229-
9471'.


late August.

NA and AA Meet
Narcotics Anonymous and
Alcoholics Anonymous meet regu-
larly onWednesday nights at 8:00
p,m. ET, and Sunday evenings !at
5:00 p.m. ET at, 212 Martin
Luther King Blvd. For informa-.
tion, call 229-5366.
AA Meeting
Alcolohics Anonymous meets
in. the Wewahitchka Community
Center every Wednesday night at
7;00 p.m.

Read
--From Page 9A
Through the REWARDS
(Reading Excellence: Word Attack
and Rate Development Strategies)
reading program, Miss Wood ha's
helped struggling readers develop
word attack skills in order to build
their reading fluency. Now, even
our most unlikely students are
becoming avid readers. Rian Hall,
another seventh grade student
who used to be a struggling reader
says, "In fourth' grade I couldn't
read. It was hard, so I didn't do it.
Then, I had Mr. Bill Carr, and he
taught me to read. Now I read all
the time. To me, reading is fun! I
sometimes even get in trouble for
reading in class when I'm sup-:
posed to be doing something else."
Eighth grade student Shawna
Hoover's enthusiasm about read-
ing is contagious. :She says,, "I
used to feel there was no point to
reading. Then I started reading for
Miss Wood's class, and how I read
every night. i get the thickest
books I can; I think they're more
interesting. Now, I'm making good'
grades. and I'm going to college,"'
Mrs. Evelyn Cox, our WMS
media specialist, says, "Books are
.being checked out by our middle
school students at a much greater
volume than before. Students
even argue over who will get par-
ticular titles first!"
And though words are indeed
.wonderful, to which these and
many other students' can attest,
they simply are inadequate to
describe the sheer exhilaration I
'feel when I see the eyes of oppor-
tunity opened for these students.
simply by reading books. Our stu-
dents are setting goals for the
future because the world of books;
is now their own.
Pam Lister, WMS Coordinator


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O.T. Stallworth
Elder O.T. Stallworth of Port
St. Joe went to be with the Lord
on Tuesday, January 29 in Gulf
Pines Hospital. He was born in
Conecuh County, Alabama on
April 20, 1912. Elder Stallworth
served as pastor of the Port St.
Joe Church of God in Christ and
was an active community leader.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Gladys Stallworth.
He is survived by his children,
Henry Taft and wife Pearl of
Orlando, Theotis and wife
Frances, Richard and wife.
Patricia, and Otis, Jr. and wife
, Martiel all of Tallahassee; Calvin
and wife Ida oI Titusville; Henry
King, Lois Byrd and husband
David, and Deborah Crosby and
husband John all of Port St. Joe;
two brothers; three sisters; 18
grandchildren; 14. great-grand-
children; and a host of nieces,
nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at
the New Bethel A.M.E. Church in
Port St. Joe Saturday, February 2.

Annie Laura Pate
Annie Laura Pate of Port St.
Joe, passed away Sunday,
January 27 in a local nursing
home. Born in Conecuh County,
Alabama, she moved to Port St.
Joe in 1993 from Brooklyn, AL.
She was ar- homemaker and
attended the Pentecostal 'Church
of Port St. Joe. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Frank
Pate, Sr. and two sons, Lamar
Pate and Wesley A. Pate.
S She is survived by three sons,
Frank Pate,.Jr. and Nilfe Evelyn.
and Bobby Pate and wife Gerry of
S Port:St. Joe: and Lan-y Pate of
Montgomery, AL; five daughters,
Montez Thomas and husband
SHebroh of Stonewall, MS, Jean
'Weaver and husband William of.
Evergreen. AL, Ann Pridgeon of
Port St. Joe, Faye Cobb and hus-
band' Marvin of Folley, AL, and
Ealon Dilashaw and husband
Alex of. Montgomery, AL; 22
grandchildren, 27 great-grand-
children; and four. great-great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Wednesday, January 30 at
Southerland Funeral Home with
the Rev. Manuel L. Pate officiat-
ing.
Contributions may be made
in her memory to the Bay St.
Joseph Care Center at .220. 9th



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Esther Dickson
Esther Allen Dickson, 73 of
Beacon Hill, formerly of Green-
wood, died Wednesday, January
30 in Panama City following a
lengthy illness.
Born in Clay County, KY, she
graduated from Berea College,
Berea, KY in 1952 with an A.B.
degree in Elementary Education.
She moved to Florida in 1953 to
teach and received a master's
degree in special education from
Florida State University in 1972.
She retired from the Jackson
County School System in 1982
with 30 years of dedicated teach-
ing. She continued to teach five
more years in" Plaquemines
Parish, LA. After retirement in
1987, she moved to Beacon Hill.
She was nominated for the
Florida Association of Retarded
Citizens' Brotherhood Award for
her outstanding contribution to
the education of the mentally
retarded in 1965; and the Florida
Distinguished Teacher of the Year
award from the Florida 'Adult
Education Association in 1973;
nominated to Who's Who in
Education in the Southeast in
1978. She was honored by Gov.
Ruben Askew for her contribution
to education in a special recogni-
tion program in his office in 1975,
where she was presented with a
silver Lamp of Learning medallion
with the inscription 'To Esther A.,
Dickson, whose love for humanity
is exemplified by her service to
mankind."'
She is survived by her hus-
band, Charles W. Dickson, Sr. of
Beacon .Hill; two sons, Greg
Dickson and wife Elizabeth of
Seagrove Beach, and Chuck
Dickson of Greenwood: two
daughters, Kathy Arnold and hus-
band John, 'and Krissy Gentry
and husband Pat, all of Beacon'
Hill; eight grandchildren, Patty
Duncan, Zachary and Lavonia
Dickson, Kathryn, Jared and
Kristiana Arnold, Jacob and
Colby Gentry; one great-grand-
son, Patrick Duncan: five broth-,
ers, Phillip Allen and wife Lorene,
.of Louisville, KY, John Allen and-
Swife Jean of Burlington. KY, Ben
Allen and wife Jolene of Lebanon.
OH, Brack Allen and wife Annie of'
Escondido, CA, and Bill Allen and
wife Arlene of Hamilton, OH: three
sisters loha Robertson and hus-
band Albert of Brooksville, IN,
Bertha Harrison of Fairfield, .OH,
and Jean Turner and husband
Dave of Hamilton, OH; and a host
of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were
Sunday,. February 3 at Jamesand
James Funeral Home, Maddox
Chapel in Marianna with the Rev.
Dave Fernandez officiating. Burial,'
followed in the Greenwood Baptist
Cemetery.
Those wishing may make con-
,tributions in memory. of Esther
Dickson to the American Diabetes
Association, PO Box 2680, North
Canton, OH 44720.


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Careful Estate Planning Is
As Important As Ever
By: Andy Wilkinson
Financial Advisor
The enactment of the Tax
Relief Act of %2001 has. many
investors confused ,about estate
planning. Because the legislation
steadily .reduces and eventually
temporarily eliminates federal
estate taxes, some are under the:
Impression that estate planning is
no longer needed. This misunder-
standing could prove very costly.
In fact, the 2001 Tax Act and its
many provisions make careful
estate planning as important as
ever;* .
Thanks to the 2001 Tax Act,
the amount that may be trans-
ferred upon death :to a non-
spouse without triggering federal
estate taxes increases from
$675,000 to $1 million 2002.
This exclusion amount, is sched-
uled to rise to $1.5 million in
2004; $2 million in 2006, $3.5
million in 2009, and an unlimited:


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think a "do-it-yourself' will is suf-
ficient. However, estate, probate,
and tax laws are complicated,
and, in most cases, only a lawyer
experienced in these areas knows
how to use the legal. terminology
designed to protect you and your
interests.
Once a will is constructed,
'periodically review the document


to make sure it's current. You may
need to revise the document if you
move to a different state, change
your life insurance policy, change
marital status, inherit or pur-
chase property, or-as is expected-
there is another change in the tax
laws.
Life insurance also plays a
(See Estate on Page 2B)


amount in 2010.
The repeal of federal estate
taxes in 2010 is a development
many have been waiting for, how-
ever, as the law is currently writ-
ten, its tenure will be short-lived.
Because after 2010, the 2001 Tax
Act is scheduled to expire and
unless further action is taken, the
estate tax will be restored. This
"sunset provision" has created a
significant amount of uncertainty'
which can make proactive finan-
cial planning even more challeng-
ing.
Because each exemption
change can impact your inheri-
tance plans, it's important to
know the timetable and under-
stand the implications. Then, with
the help of a financial advisor and
tax expert. you can create, an
estate plan that is flexible enough
to change with the laws. If you
have an existing plan that was
created before the 2001 Tax Act of
w\as enacted, it's important to go
back and review your plan with a
financial adlisor and tax advisor
to ensure your assets will be
transferred as effectively as possi-
ble.
In addition to the tax conse-
quences of the new legislation,
other important estate planning
components to keep in mind are
wills and life insurance.
A carefully drafted will that
designates how and to whom your,
property will be distributed after
your death is often the most
important aspect of a solid estate
plan. Without this document, you
give up your right to distribute
your wealth as you wish and state
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Owls Are Good Things to Have Around ...


Part Two
By: Barbara Eells,
Wildlife Rehabilitator
In Part 1 of the article on
"owls", the reference was to five
owls native to the state of Florida:
the barred owl (the most common
around water), the barn owl, the
burrowing owl, the Eastern
screech owl and the great homed'
owl.
Owls are raptors meaning they
hunt and kill other living crea-
tures. They all have exceptional
eyesight and acute hearing which
allows them to hunt with preci-
sion. The type of feathers that line
the wings allow them to fly silently
toward the prey with the powerful
talons catching and squeezing the
prey for the kill and, finally,
pulling the prey apart with their
hooked beaks for easier eating or
feeding their young. Some of the
food is swallowed whole.
The techniques for each
species is varied, but the pressure
of the talons makes them a swift
and deadly hunter.
Owls regurgitate pellets, some-
times 3 or 4 per day, which is
made up of non-digestible bone,
fur, feathers, etc. This is very inter-
esting to study 'as it tells one just
what that owl ate that particular
time. Look for these pellets around
the bottom of trees, particularly


pines and .oaks and other decidi-
ous tree life.
These birds also preen,
stretch, yawn and bathe. They love
to bathe in water of ponds, in rain,
and sometimes at night in your-
backyard birdbath! They use their-
beak to clean their toes and talons.
The burrowing owl is a neat
owlt It is the size between a barred
and an Eastern screech owl.
Smallish with brown and white
and tawny colors in stripes and
specks, it has a rounded head with
white eyebrows and yellow eyes.
This owl was found first by a
Jesuit priest, Giovanni Molina,.
who was stationed in Chile in the
1700s.- He named it an Italian
name meaning mine or
miner...burrow. Thus the burrow-
ing owll
It lives sometimes in colonies
in burrows dug by other mammals
or gopher tortoises in sandy areas
or grasslands areas. If the sand is
soft enough, it can dig a burrow
with its feet. They are on the
endangered species list because
their habitat has been altered or
removed by man and his develop-
ment. There are very few of these
birds left in the state of Florida.,
The owl .stands on long legs
and can chase their prey down or
flies erratically, around swooping
down to catch its prey, or will sit


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arrive near his perch. He flies
erratically as a night-hawk does,
but also can
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looks
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food
such h
a s
insects,
reptiles,
mammals,
a n d
amphibians
or birds.
Usually
the, hunt .
and feed
dunng the
dusk hours,
but often
hunt all day
long. especially
if there are little
owlets to feed.
The male hunts
while the female sits
on 3-5 eggs laid some- /
time between .
March and April. .,
Their nest is in the
cavity of a burrow. --..)
They are very
funny in that if
threatened, they will
bob their body up
and down and make
all kinds of chattering noises. The
juvenile still in the burrow makes
a noise, a rattling and hissing that
sounds like a rattlesnake is in the
hole, thus scaring the predator
away from the site and this is why
sometimes you may hear someone,
call this bird the rattlesnake owl
SThe Eastern screech owl is the
smallest of the owl species. They
look like miniature great-horned
owls, but that is not the case. They
were discovered in the early 1700s
also, found by Carolus Linneaus, ad
Swede who. named them "horned


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owl" from the Latin Otus asio.
They are morphed in two color-
phases....a reddish-brown and a
gray mottled color and their heads
do have two feather tufts on top
that appear to be ears covered by
feathers. These are not ears, just
feathers!!
The screech owl loves the decidu-
ous forests where there are plenty
of oaks, elms, apple sycamore,
palms and maple trees and tend
to stay away from pines
because that is the home of
an enemy, the great
horned owll They live
and nest in cavities in
these trees, or they
may habitat in
attics or behind
loose boards on
S barns, etc.
Screech owls
lay 2-3 eggs in a
nest caiLtyin a tree
AZ or comparable nest
area with both the
male and female
incubating the
S. egs, taking turns
.' hunting and feed-
ing for the young
owlets.
A The owl
hunts from
dusk to dawn
and has a sit-
a n d wait
approach to
hunting, then
swoopirig down. to catch and kill.
They feed on insects, amphibians,
small mammals, and reptiles and
birds. Many of these birds are
injured or killed by a moving vehi-
cle as they swoop down to catch
prey on the road. They are second
to being killed bon the roads after
the Amencan robin, which is the-
first. .
When feeling threatened. they
will straighten themselves into
almost the size of a limb becoming
very rigid and stiff as they blend
right in with their habitat. They
are comical and make chattering
noises 'as they talk through the
night. '. '
The last of the owl families in
Florida is the great horned owl.
This owl appears to bthe father of
the little screech, but in reality is a
species of its own. It is a large bird
that was first discovered in
Virginia in the 1700s in the pine
forests, which is their habitat of
choice. ,When one takes a close
look at the mottfe-colored feathers
of reddish-brown, grays, whites
and some -black, 'they bled into
the bark-'colbdrs -bfthe great pines!
Their feet and legs are feather'e.
for a more silent attack on their
prey., They also have a tuft of
feathers on either side of their,
head with a', v-shape of feathers
coming to a point in the face mak-
Sing the large, staring yellow eyes
look very mean! It truly has the
w ild lo o k : "
Great horned owls, hunt at
night and can be heard 'for miles'
with their low, soft "who who
whooooo who who" sounds. They
sit and wait and swoop to grab and
kill. The pressure in their talons
kills the prey instantly! Their
favonte food is rabbit, but will
hunt and eat most small, mam-
mals, birds, insects, amphibians,
reptiles... they have been known to


walk into a chicken coop and take
chickens or wade in water to cap-
ture small fish or frogs. They also
become scavengers as .they eat'
roadkill, from our highways.
They prefer pine tree forests,
woodlands, riparian woodlands
along streams, wetlands and
marshes, making their home' and
nest in nests of eagles, hawks,
crows, herons and other -larger
nesting birds and will use that,
nest site for a number of years.
'They lay. 2-4 eggs with both incu-
bating the eggs and feeding the
owlets. Their only natural predator
is another great horned owl or pos-
sibly mammals to the fledgling
owlet. Many are killed by man,
electrocution, traps and 'moving
vehicles.
Just remember to keep that
natural habitat of pines, oaks;
palms, and other trees that owls
and other birds choose to nest or
roost....look before you cut. And,
again, check around the base of
any tree before you cut. Look for
clues...the pellet droppings...you
may have these creatures living
near you!.
We have to balance and share
in harmony all the creations
Mother Nature has bestowed upon
us to ensure and preserve 'this,
beautiful, natural environment for
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Minutes of the.... Gulf County School Board .

NOVEMBER 19. 2001 menirdanon to adopt current contract language Baseball.Coach for the 2001-2002 school year
The Gui ,Counir 1.School .:.:r. met Irn -pec, 1 Leave for National Board Certification: On Approved Tony Barbee Ior the part-lime
0 r.e ,:on b\ Mr, rwod _-cona b\, Mrn PrTdgeon "evening-adult school teacher poaltlor. In ihe Port
session on Ne r.ber '. reo alempasem T h. .- ,and unanimous tole the Board rejected the St-.Joe area.
lelauve bod o resolve impA.e .-iaue ..It .. Gulf County Educ auon Asocnsuon'- propc..al Accepted reslvnatllon of Patricia Moyefonij
the ul .ount EducIuon Ai cuor, r- el rre. '.for io day o lea'.e in the line of duty to uork her position of Port St Joe Middle School Sdclce
named the full ounr, la-ro.:m rea:her- or, NauonriJ Board Cerilczation Howe.er the Teacher effective December 21 2001
Asoclation The lolloirn. m -ember v I re pr. 'nt Board will allow equipment use (toplers, video "Approved Pam Harris for a full time ESE'orne-
Prdgeon, 'Oscarc Redd, Linda Wood. The equipment, etc.) and will pay to mail cerufica, on-one aide position at Port St. Joe Elementary
Superintendent and Board Attorney were also pre- tiopackages up to a limit of $40 for each School. This employee will only work when Pre-K
en Iteaer. student Is In attendance.
senfl' 'd, o .b e th G uf nty 10. Release Time for GCEAActivities: On motion Accepted the resignation of Willie Mary
Speaking, on behalfof the Gulf County by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and. Culver from her custodial and lunchroom worker
Education v Association, was Tonm Wazavek. unanimous vote, the Board voted to accept the positions at Wewahitchka Elementary School effec-
ExeCutive Director of Miracle Strip Service Unit Superintendent's recommendation to reject the tive November 28, 2001 due to a medical-condition.
udy Campbell, President of the Gulf County Gulf County Education Association's proposal. Approved the following substitute teachers
Education Association; and .teachers Jann 11. Travel Reimbursement: The Gulf County, for the 2001-2002 school year: Kellie Gay, Jim
Raffield Rhonda FTidgeon. Laura -olanino, Elaine Education Association conceded on this issue. Bozeman.
Lar,n n Brernda ood Keey was There being no further business, Mr. Approved Kimberlln Shellnut as a substitute
Repre-entins Superintenderi Kelley was Wazlavek and Mr. Watson were directed to put the custodial and maintenance worker for the 2001-
Temple Watson .sitant Superintendent and resolutions In writing and bring back to the Board 2002 school year. r
Director c. Support Serice i.:.r the Gulf County for approval. The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m. Stdent Matters: Approved Robert Brown, a
School Dlrt e was allowed45mintetoresent DECEMBER 4. 2001 Calhoun County resident, to attend school in Gulf
Each side was allowed' 45 minutes to present ar County for the 2001-2002 school year.
their issues to the Board, and an additional 15 The Gulf County School Board met In regular Surllus Property: Approved disposal of the
minute rebuttal lime Board members were allowed session on December 4. 2001, at 9:00 a.m., ET, in following surplus property from the Office of
ume lor quesuc.r.s to any presenters. The Gulf the Administrative Offices of the Gulf County instructional Services: 1 Computer PR#
County Education Association presented their case School Board. The following members were pre- 95000036.
first since they had declared the impasse. After sent: Charlotte Pierce, Billy C. Quinn, Jr., Mary PBLI HARING ON UL CO95000036.T DI-
hearing all issues, the'Board recessed at 8:10 p m., Pridgeon. Oscar Redd, and Linda Wood. The CRIMINATION GRIEVANCE FORM: There was no
ET, and agreed to reconvene at 9:30 a.m., ET, on Superintendent and Board Attorney were also pre- input from the public. On motion by Mr. Redd, sec-
the next morning, November 20, 2001. The follow- sent. p sc
Ing issues were addressed and resolved: Chairman Pierce presided. ond abyMrs. Prid gonaand unanimous vote Gulfthe
1. Salary: On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. PRESENTATION BY THE UNITED STATES Board approved minatised changes tomthe Gulf
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board ARMY: Sergeant Otis Nunn. representing the County Discrimination Gr: Onmoon b MrsFm
accepted the Superintendent's recommenda- United States Army presented a plaque to the Wood, ,second by Mrs. Prd ge n,'and unanimous
tion to adopt the current salary schedule. Opportunity Centers in recognition of their efforts otheBoard oob otedacrion ha u ng
2. Insurance: On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, sec- to Insure student success. Sgt. Nunn also present- vote, the Board took noted action on the following
ond by Mrs. Wood. and unanimous vote, the ed Sara Joe Wooten a certificate for her leadership .program matters:
Board accepted the .Superintendent's recom- in development of the Opportunity Centers. Approved a prbposa and lease agreement
niendation to adopt current contract language. HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Charles Doyle' with SBA pending changes made by the Board
3. Compensatory Time: On motion by Mr. Redd, addressed the Board regarding the continuing attorney and approval by SBA regarding use of the
second by Mr. Quinn, and unanimous vote, the availability of.a NJROTC program In Wewahitchka. PAEC tower on Wewahitchka Elementary School
Board accepted, the Superintendent's recom- Judy Campbell addressed the Board on behalf of property.
mendation to reject the Gulf County Education the Gulf County Education Association regarding Approved agreement with Elder Care
Association's proposal, contract negotiations outcome. Services, Inc. for a foster grandparent program In
4. Supplementary Pay: On motion by Mr. Redd. Tom Wazlavek, Executive Director of the Gulf District Schools from January 1, 2002
second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote. Miracle Strip Service Unit, addressed the Board through June 30. 2002 at a cost of $1,'60.00 for
the Board accepted the Superintendent's rec- regarding finalizing contract language. the six month pen mod.
commendation to adopt the current Appendix B. ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by Mrs. UPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On motion
5. Duty Assignment Exclusions: On motion by Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Wood. and unanimous by Mr. Redd. second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unani
Mrs. Pridgeon. second by Mr. Redd, and unan- vote, the Board approved the agenda amended to mous vote, the Board took noted actionon the fol-
imous vote, the Board accepted ,the table pages 8 and 9, and to Include pages 18a and lowing Items in the Superintendent's report:
Superintendent's recommendation to reject the 18b. Approved the comprehensive safety Inspee-'
Gulf County Education Association's proposal. CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr. Redd. tion for the 2001-2002 school year as submitted.
6. Lunch Duty: On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, sec- second by Mr. Quinn, and unanimous vote, the Awarded fiber optic bid in the amount of
ond by Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote. the Board took noted action on the. following consent $17.868.00 to Barlovento Company as recom-
Board accepted the Superintendent's recom- items: mended. ,
mendation to adopt current cntcontract language. Aroval of Minutes: Approved minutes for Awarded semi-annual bids for the remainder
7. Teaching Experience: On motion by Mrs. November 8. 2001 and November 20. 2001. of the 2001-02 school year for Processed/Frozen-
Pridgeon. second by Mrs. Wood, and unani- Budget Matters/Payment of Bills: Approved Chilled Items to the following vendors as recom-
mous vote, the Board modified current lan- the following budget amendments and payment of mended: Phillips Meats & Seafoods, Inc., Daffln
guage to give credit for all years of satisfactory bills: Foodservice, Lance. Inc.
performance teaching experience of a certified Budget Amendment II General Fund Approved policy changes to Section 4.23
teacher in an accredited school for payroll pur- Budget Amendment II PECO Accountability of Textbooks for advertising. Public
poses. This modification will be effective July Budget Amendment II Federal hearing will be held Tuesday. January 15, 2002 at
1., 2002, and will Include moving two teachers Personnel: Approved adding -Principal regular Board meeting.
up on the pay scale who are already on staff if Designee" to Pam Lister's title of Middle School The Board reviewed School Resource Offider
they meet all criteria effective July 1. 2002 (no Coordinator at Wewahltchka High School as Monthly Activity Reports as follows: Wewahltchka
retroactive approval). Also, a year of teaching requested. Jr.-Sr. High School October. 2001; Port St. Joe
experience will be defined as 742.5 hours In Approved Vivian Floyd for regular teacher High School/Port St. Joe Middle School -
one school year in the district pay upon completion of ten days of substituting for November. 2001. No action required.
8. Terminal Pay: On motion by Mrs, Pridgeon. the gifted program In the Port St. Joe area. ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs.
second by Mr. Quinn, and unanimous vote, the Approved Bob Baston for the supplementary Pridgeon, second by Mr. Quinn. and unanimous
Board accepted the Superintendent's recom- pay position of Port St. Joe Middle School Head vote, the Board adjourned at 10:50 a.m.


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Scouts Take USS Alabama Trip


VFW "Adopt-a-Highway" Clean-Up Da
. On January 12th, VFW Post #10069 had another highway clean-
There was an amazing amount of volunteers, and many thanks go to G
Howze and the NJROTC of Port St. Joe for their attendance. Command
Rick Armstrong would like to thank everyone personally from
NJROTC pictured here. Also "thank you" to Annette Phillips from V
Inc. for getting supplies to them.
The cadets Included Gary Gliem, Corey Butler, Robert Dykes, Thor
Hayden, Kayla White, Sharon Edwards, Josh Carter, Lisa Floyd, Mic
Hill, Sherry Foster, Crystal Bartkowsiak, Chris. Hill, Kimberly Needh
Lacy. Carter, Jeremy Hart, Jessie Matty, Steven Hoover, Tanya Har
Angela Fisher, Brandon Stitt, Ricky Farmer, Jessie Wagner, Josh Starr
Amy Canington, StacM Butka, B. J. Pierce, Rebecca Needham, M.
Quaranta, Brian Bizek, Tony Miniaci, and Melissa Brake.


Standing in front, from left, are Assistant Chief Ke
Johnson, President Ruth Hauge, and Chief Brad Hall; back, fi
Left, are Captain Jay Metcalf, FF Will Henry, FF Lbuis credoi
'Lt. Chuck Messer, FF Cherly McClean, FF Mike Husava, CSA A
Whitfield, PtIm. Brett Littlefield, Ptlm. Chuck Edwards,
"Ptim. Mike King.


Marina Hires
More Locals,

IHarbormaster

Resigns
The Port t? "oe" Marina
, announces that iRichard Hance,
: its harbormaster for the past
three years, has resigned in order
to, pursue a new opportunity as
the sales manager for an auto
repair company in Panama City.
"Richard was a great PR person
for the marina and well liked by
our customers and. townspeople
alike. Jacque Hance, Richard's
%wife. continues in her capacity as
ship store manager." stated John
Landrv. President of the. NW
Florida Region of Brandy Marine,
"Inc;,' the marina's management
agents. .. '
The marina also announces
several new employees. *John
Roeder is assistant dockmaster
*and f6rklift'operator.'John lives in.
iWewahitchka fand has over. 15.
,years experience fi, the, marina
'industry. .' -


David' "Sriley" McCroan
be marina, service manage -
part-time assistant dockmas
Smiley is a Port' St.'Joe resid
and owns ,Parrot Head Mai
Services which will now be ba
Sut of the marina and prove
repair services to their boat oN
ers. :

Janet Brant,is the new bo
keeper. Janet is a Port St. Joe r
ident and has been in
accounting profession close to
years. .
"We are excited about th
neW employees and that
marina continues, to use lo
professional resources for
employee team," stated Landry

Port St. Joe Marina was b
by the' City of' Port St. Joe
leased to division of Arvida, o
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Cub Scout Pack 47 from Port
St. Joe spent the night of January
5 living aboard the Battleship OSS
Alabama in Mobile. Led by Cub
Master Brenda Miller, Cub Scout
Den Leader Bunny !'Miller,
Assistant Den Leader bonrna
Fowler and Boy Scout Leader Ji'm
S Newton, the pack membQrs
learned something about a "bat-
tlewagon" in World War II, The
pack also was able to see the
Submarine USS DRUM, which
l ranked 8th among all U.S. Navy
y subs for the amount of enemy
11 shipping tonnage she sank. Even
-up. though it was cold and ,raining,
3ary the scouts were able to appreciate
ider the massive presence of such a
the ship and its history. ,
S, Those group members ,inter-
ested in aviation saw over 20 air-
mas planes from World War II, the
haeI Korean and Vietnam Conflicts.
am, and Desert Storm. Several of
vey,. these historic aircraft are housed
nes, in the indoor Aircraft Pavilion
aggi dedicated to the 28 Medal of
Honor' recipients from Alabama.
Included among the prop and jet
fighters are a giant B-52 bomber,
an A- 12 "Blackbird" super seeret6
spyplane capable of flying over
three times the speed, of sound,

Tom Boone is Gulf's
Middle School,
Dreamer and Doer
STom Boone' has been chosen.
as Gulfs Middle School Dreamer
and Doer. i The Dreamers and
Doers Award recognizes students-'
who personify the four Cs:
courage, confidence, constancy.'
and curiosity.
Tom-was nomiriated, by -his
eighth, grade teacher team and,
was, then chosen as the school
winner. A panel of school leaders .
from outside the county chose
\ Tom as the county winner.
vin In nominating Tom for this
rom honor, his teacher wrote that he
iza, demonstrates curiosity, in, the
mny ,classroom daily, and that courage
and can-best.be seen in Tom's willing-
ness to take the time to make
sure, other students are treated
fairly. They added that constancy
wll is evident in Tom's grades, char-
and acter. class work. and extra-cur-
ter. ricular acts, ahd that he confi-
Lent dently accepts challenges given by
rine teachers throughout the day. He
sed %%ill neyer fail to speak up when
video his beliefs or principles are chal-
wn- .nerged. .
Tom's academic achieve-
lok-
res-
the. --
830.
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the
cal,
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and .
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and a P-51D "Mustang" of the
famed Tuskegee Airmen. There
also was an abundance of Army
and Marine Corps tanks, artillery,
and combat vehicles located in
the 10Q acre bayside Battleship
Meniorial Park.
The trip enabled pack mem-
bers to better understand and
appreciate the contributions
made by military personnel in
times of conflict wheor America's
basic values of liberty and free-
dom were threatened. :
STiger Scouts, Cub Scpuis,
Webelo Scouts and Boy Scouts,
* together with their fathers, grand-
fathers. uncles, brothers and
friends slept in the actual b6ds of
the battleship crewmembers. The
self-guided tours enabled the
scouts to walk the ship from bow
to stern. and investigate such
areas as the sick bay. snack bar,
mess hall. dentist. officers' quar-
ters. artillery storage areas, the
big guns". machine guns, naviga-
tion areas, the bridge, and othef
interesting hideouts.
The evening aboard ship was
for guys" only. Female leaders,
moms. grandmothers and sisters
were required to stay at the
Battleship Inn within walking dis-


-wtf


Tom Boone
ments include being in Challenge,
a Spelling Bee participant,
Geography Bee finalist, Math
competition finalist, qualified to
participate in the Duke Talent
Identification Program. received,
the National Merit Recognition
Award for three years. Regitonal
Science Fair. and has always been
on the Honor Roll.
Tom's character sh!ifes
through with his many extra'cu'r-,
ncular activities which include
(See bDreamer on Page 4B)


Stance of the ship. This was a bur-'
den, but the "girls" were willing, to


follow the
guys.


rules. Anything for our


Cubs from Scout Pack 47 and their male chaperones spent
the night aboard the battleship USS Alabama in Mobile.


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New Toll-Free Hotline for Poison Control


Florida Families Can Call 1-
800-222-1222 24 Hours a Day,
Seven Days a Week To Reach a
Poison Expert
The Florida Poison
Information. Center at Shands
Jacksonville announced that it is
joining with 64 other poison cen-
ters in a campaign to raise aware-
ness about 1-800-222-1222, a
new life-saving national hotline.
for poison emergency, treatment
and advice.
"This new national hotline is
an invaluable new resource for
families throughout Florida. It
will help ensure that no matter
S here they are, they will. always
know the number for the experts
at the closest local poison center.
In an emergency when every sec-
ond counts this information is
vitally important and could save a
life," said Dr. Jay Schauben,
Director of Florida Poison
Information Center-Jacksonville.
"The Jacksonville Center. is
pleased to join today with poison
centers across the country in
, launching this important hotline
and education campaign. It is our
hope that everyone will soon know
tq call 1-800-222-1222 for poison
treatment and prevention.'" The
Florida Poison Information Center
at Shands Jacksonville is, one of


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SBeta Club, Student Government
Association, Odyssey of the Mind.
and winter for the Middle School
News. He has participated in the
Silence Hurts conference, is a
member of SWAT. and is involved
in'environmental preservation in
his neighborhood.
Tom played middle school
football, Upward Basketball, and
Dixie Youth Baseball, where his
coaches comment on how he-
always exhibits good morals.
enthusiasm, arid good sports-
manship. Tom has also been cho-
sen as student of the week .by his,
teachers, and received the Good.
Citizenship Award for .many
years.
Tom is the son of Henry and
Paula Boone of Port St. Joe. On
April 17. he and Gulfs elementary
and high school winners will rep-
resent Gulf County at a Disney
World ceremony, hononng
Dreamers and Doers across the
state.


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three Centers in the statewide
Florida Poison Information
Network. The Network, with
Centers in Jacksonville, Miami
and Tampa, has been using a
.-statewide toll-free hotline since
1992.
By calling 1-800-222-1222,
Florida residents, and now any
resident in the United States, will
automatically be connected -to
specially trained nurses, pharma-
cists and doctors at the closest
local ,poison facility. The
Jacksonville Center covers 42


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counties in the northern and east-
ern coastal sections of Florida and
also provides service to the U.S.
Virgin Islands. The poison experts
at the Center will immediately
respond to poison emergencies
and answer poison-related ques-
tions about medications, house-
hold products and .other
potentially dangerous substances.
The Florida poison center's cur-
rent toll-free number (800) 282-
3171 will also continue to operate
foir a few years during the transi-
tion to the new hotline number.


When traveling outside of the
region, Florida residents will be
connected to poison experts at the
nearest poison center. By con-
necting callers to the closest cen-
ter, the hotline is helping to
ensure .that callers can always,
reach health care specialists most
familiar with local concerns and:
the local health care community.
"We strongly encourage every-
one to learn this new number so
they can easily access it, anytime
and ..anywhere in the United
States,' said Dr. Jay Schauben


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You won't believe how wonderfiull' delicious the flavor combination of
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(Whipping cream makes the bis-
cuits extra light, tender and flavor-
ful.) Knead the sweet dough a few.
times, then roll or pat it into a cir-
cle. Using a heart-shaped cookie
cutter, cut out the "sweet-hearts."
Sprinkle on some coarse sugar
crystals for an extra-special look.
and then bake-just 10 minutes.


Serve these buttery pecan
heart-shaped cakes with Cherries
Jubilee Sauce-a rich, dark cher-
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brands to bring out the full flavor.
Top each. dessert with a dollop of
whipped cream.
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I tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons coarse sugar crystals
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Meanwhile, in small saucepan,
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Stir or whisk until smooth. Cook
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.'"This hotline is an important new
tool in our continued effort to
raise our residents' awareness
about poison dangers and how to
prevent poisonings in 'the first
place. We highly encourage local
citizens to call and take advantage
of this free and confidential ser-
vice."
The national campaign to
raise awareness about the new,
toll-free hotline is sponsored by
the American. Association of
.Poison Control Centers (AAPCC).
The campaign includes radio and
print public 'service announce-
ments, stickers, magnets.
brochures and posters with the
new hotline number. A new Web
site, www.1-800-222-1222.info
has also been developed to pro-
vide poison 'prevention in forma-
tion.
Within its region, the Florida
Poison Information Center-
Jacksonville will distribute 1-800-
222-1222 promotional materials


to local citizens who call the new
hotline. In addition, the center
will participate in many outreach
activities to promote the new toll-
free hotline to area residents.
The hotline and public aware-
ness campaign are being con-
ducted in accordance with the
Poison Control Center Enhance-
ment and Awareness Act (P.L.,
106-174), approved by Congress
in February 2000. Funding for the
program is administered by the
Health Resources and Services
Administration, which work in
collaboration with the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC oversees activities
related to the toll-free number
through a cooperative agreement
with AAPCC. The Florida Poison
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the Department of Health. State of
Florida.. The Jacksonville Center
also receives support from the'
University of Florida and Shands
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Dr. Frank May of Port St. Joe
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first come, first served basis at his
dental office on Valentine's Day.
-"1 have been blessed with a
successful dental practice." says
Dr. May, "and I want to give a
token of my sincere appreciation
back to my community."
Dr. May, who has been prac-
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thirteen years, wants to let ever'y-
one know that his entire staff
insisted that they work this
Valentine's Day without pay. "My
staff is my greatest asset, and I
can't tell you how proud I am of
them for organizing and putting
- this benefit together," May stated.
Dr. May wants everyone to
know that no one will be refused
treatment, but he hopes that the
truly needy will be allowed first
access to his care. Patients must
be at least 12 years of age to be
seen. and accompanied by a par-
ent or guardian if under the age of
18.
No appointments will be
made. patients will be given a
time for their treatment on a first
come. first served basis
Valentne's morning beginning at
8:30 a.m.. and as much treatment


will be accomplished as time,
allows. "This will not be compre-
hensive care," says Dr.. May,'.,
"rather, we will attempt to satisfy'
patients' immediate, needs in the
time we have available."
Treatment will include cleaning,
x-rays, fillings, extractions, diag-;
nostics, and pain control.
Dr. May hopes to make
Dentists with a Heart an annual
Valentine's Day event, and would
love to see Dentists with a Heart
spread throughout the country.
"Dentists are dedicated. compas-
sionate, honest professionals who
work hard to provide excellent
care for their patients," May says.
"It would be great for our profes-
sion, and for needy people nation-
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Players Attend Citrus Bowl


Twenty young football players
from the Gene Raffield Football
League had the time of their lives
January 25 & 26. Chaperoned by
five coaches, they met at Frank
Pate Park Friday afternoon, had
their picture taken by The Star,
and took off for Orlando in a
rented van and two private cars.
The occasion: a trip to see some of
the best college football players in
the country compete in an All-


Star game at the Citrus Bowl.
The Rotary Club and the Gene
Raffield Football League spon-
sored the weekend. The Rotary
Club provided great tickets to the
game and tickets to a tailgate
party outside the Citrus Bowl. Bill
Crawford, District Commander of
the Rotary Club greeted the boys
in Orlando, getting hugs, cheers
and applause from the boys.
The trip was really fun for all


involved including the coaches.
On the way to Orlando a stop was
made at a Ryan's Cafeteria for
dinner. They gave the group a
room of their own and looked on
in disbelief at the amount of food
the youngsters could consume. In
Orlando they stayed at a motel
with four boys and one coach in
each of five rooms. Then on
Saturday morning it was off to the
Citrus Bowl.,


For many of the boys this was
their- first time in a stadium the
size of the Citrus Bowl. They loved
it. The game was close in the first
half but in the second half the
Florida team 'ran away from the
,USA All-Starshwinning the game
42 to 13. Then came the highlight
of the trip. Our young football
players, many with footballs to be
signed, got autographs from some
of the competitors including the
player chosen as most valuable.
Talk about excitement!
. The whl, -frniin arrived back
in Port .St. Joe after midnight
Saturday, tired but exhilirated at
:such a wonderful experience.


The football boys and their coaches wo.:ked off their tail-
gate meal with-what else? a little football at the Citrus Bowl.


Twenty players from the Gene Raffield Football League and the five coaches accompanying
them posed for The Star before loading up for their trip to Orlando and the Citrus Bowl.


The group was treated to
a tailgate party before the
game by the Rotary -Club
(right).


Gulf Federated
Women News
The February meeting of the
Gulf' Federated Republican
Women has been cancelled due to
the proximity of the Lincoln Day
Dinner. Meetings will resume in
March on the third Thursday of
each month at the Garden Club.of
Port St. Joe.

NAACP Memorial
Festival Rescheduled
The Memorial Festival hosted
by the Gulf County NAACP Youth
Council has been moved to begin
at 4:00 p .m. to allow individuals
to attend the Environmental
Health 'Department public meet-
ings. The youth council welcomes
the public to come out and share
this fun-filled educational and
religious outdoor entertainment
event with them as they host a
Memorial Festival honoring Black
History Month on Saturday.
February 16th, at the corner of
Avenue C and Martin Luther King
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by Cindy Belin
Progress reports for this
grading period will be sent home
on Friday, February 8. If you
would like to schedule a parent/
teacher conference, please call
227-1221.
Florida Writes: All fourth
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A 1- ,..- 10.,,.
Port St. Joe Elementary School "Students of the Week" for
January 28th to February 1st are (front, 1 to r) first grader
Mackenzie Wood, kindergartner Daniel Gant, and pre-k student
Jimmy Wagner; and (back, 1 to r) fifth grader Marissa Weatherly,
fourth grader Jesse McCroan, third grader Samantha Valladares,
and second grader Aaron Cooper.


learning.
We are now into FCAT season.
The first part in February is
Florida Writes! All 8th and 10th -
graders must participate. Passing :
grades are required from 10th
graders in order. to graduate.
The boys' basketball team
(See WHS on page 5C)


Wewahitchka

High School
by Dr. Bill Truby

Idea #5 from the list of "18
Ideas for Becoming a Master
Student" is as follows. Look for
interconnections. The content of
any class is always a system of
interconnected ideas, never a ran-
dom list of things to memorize.
Don't memorize like a parrot.
Study like a detective, always
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nutritious breakfast. and arrives
at school by 7:50 v.tih two ,#2
pencils.
Early Dismissal: School will
be dismissed at 11:30 on
Wednesday. February 13.
No School: School will not be
held on Monday. February 18. ',
due to President s Day.
FCATc Parents of fourth and
fifth graders are invited to come to
the computer lab to use the FCAT
Explorer web site on February 19. 1
There will be two one-hour ses-
sions. You may come at 6:00 p.m.
or 7:00 p.m. Please contact
Sharon Watson if you and your
child would like to take advantage
of this workshop.
Spring pictures will be taken
on Thursday, February 21.'
A Magic Show will be held at
Port St. Joe High School on
Monday, February 25 at 7:00
p.m. in the gym. Children are
admitted free with a paying adult.
Advanced 'adult tickets are avail-
able at. Port St. Joe Elementary
School for $6.00. -
Testing: All students, in
kindergarten through fifth grades
will test during the week of March:
11-14, .
'Schedule Changes: School
will be held on Friday, March 15.
School will not be held on :'
March 25 due to Teacher i;,
Inservice. .


PUBLIC NOTICE




The revised preliminary FIRM iaaps:

that accurately include the Gulf


County


Roadways


have


been


reCeived and are located in the Gulf

County Planning/Building Depart-

ment. These maps were received by

Gulf County on January 22, 2002'

and according to the letter received

(dated January 1, 200 2) FEMA is

allowing a 30 day comment period

on these maps which was extended


to March 4,


2002 after Gulf


County's request.



The Planning/Building Department

is open from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.,

E.T. and located in the Robert M.

Moore Administration Building,

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2tc, January 31 and February 7, 2002.


News Column '
haitrh Christian School
The Parent Teacher
Fellowship will host a house
xwarrmng for the Taylor's: new
house on Mar-in Avenue. Itwilt
be held here at the school on"
Friday, February 8 .at 7:00 p.m.
Please come and participate in'
this exciting occasion.
The women's, Bible study, is
going well. The Beth Moore Break
Free study is one of her best yet.
The interest has been so'great
that the women are now breaking
into two groups for the discussion
time.
Taith Bible Church had an
architect come by to begin the
first steps' toward expansion of
the sanctuary/eaLung area. This is
a big project that we are greatly
looking forward to. .
The Truth In Action drama
team from Bob Jones University
will be presenting an original
drama: The Restless Waves'", at
Faith Bible Church on Sunday.
February 10 at 6 :00 p.m.i The
team is touring the southern
United StPtes this spring. These
BJU stmidents will also be respon-
sible for chapel on' .Monday.
February 11. Parents are invited
to attend one of the two presenta-
tions at the school, the first at
8:30 a.m. for kindergarten
through third grade and the sec-
ond at 9':00 a.m. for .fourth
through eighth gi-ades. Please
come and join us.
The second grade is looking
forward next week to an outing
that will allow them to learn.
about the different kinds of coast-
lines.


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Middle

School News
by Elizabeth Kilbourn
There's loads of .news to.
report' from Port St. Joe Middle
School. ,First: Students of the
Week! ,:The 6th graders are
Carolyn. Marley and Jared Lucas,
7th graders are Jennifer Bland
and Kevin Quaranta, 8th graders
ar.e Jordan Todd and Michelle
Perrin. ...
Congratulations to those, of
you who earned Gold Cards. You
made the grade, but have you
done the work? If you. haven't
already, you'll need to hike up to
the office and pick up your Gold
Card., I know, 'it's a lot of work,'
but trust me it's worth itl
Attention all cheerleaders:
you need to turn in your uni-
forms, etc. to Mrs. Juanise
Williams by Friday, February 8th. ,
Sixth 'and seventh graders
need to remember not to linger in
the halls or locker areas alter
they're dismissed for lunch. You'll
need to. save your chatting for the
lunchroom.
FCAT is' getting closer There
are only 7 days until the 8th
graders will be writing. and [19
until the whole school will be test-
ed on reading and math.' From
now' until then it's going to be
study, study, study for 'the stu-
dents!
Parent alert: progress repo--
erts for the 3rd nine weeks will be
issued on Friday, February 8th.
Every student should bring home
the news of their academic
progress.
Another' bit of' really good
news for students -is'the Early-
Dismissal scheduled : .for
Wednesday, February 13th.
;School will be dismissed for stu-
'dents at 11:50 a.m. While we
.play, '.our teachers will be busy
learning and ieeting.
''Port St. Joe Middle School
Advisory Council will meet on
Monday, February. 11 at 5;15
p.m. in the school media center.
All interested parties are welcome
to attend.
The little-known fact this
week takes us across the Atlantic
to Great Britain. We've all heard of
Queen Elizabeth I because of her
royal 'na';y defeating theSpanish;
and because- -she never married
'but 'did you know she suffered
from anthophobia: a fear of roses?.
That's a wrap for this week,
Thank you for taking time to read
and be sure to do so again next
time.


: Wewahitchka :, Elementary'
School recently held its Annual.
Spelling Bee. Now, certainly we all.
know what a spelling bee is, but
you may not know how it came to
be called a bee;. So here's a little
etymology lesson:
The word bee, as used in
spelling bee, is a language puzzle.-
that has never been satisfactorily.
resolved. A fairly old, and widely-.
used word, it refers .to a commu-
nity social, gathering at which
friends and neighbors, join togeth-.
er in a single activity (sewing.
quilting, barn raising, etc.),usual,-
ly to help, one person or family.'
The earliest; known example in,
print is a spinning bee, in 1769.,.
Other early occurrences are a
husking bee (1816), apple bee
(1827), and logging bee (183e ).
Spelling bee 'is apparently an
American' term. It first appeared
in print in 1875, but it seems cer-
tain that the word was used for:
several years before that.
Those who used the word,;
including most early students of:
language, assumed that it was the'
same word as referred 'to the
insect. They thought that this
particular meaning .had probably
been inspired by the obvious simr;
ilarity between .these human
gatherings and the industrious;
social nature of a beehive. But ini
recent years:scholars have reject:
-ed this explanation, suggesting
instead that this.bee is a com:
pletely different word. One possi-'
bility is that it comes from the
middle English worde bene, which
rmea~ns ".a prayer" or a frf' ,aid
is related" to the more familiar
word boon. In England. a dialectal
form of this word, been or -bean,
referred to "voluntary help given
by neighbors toward the accom-
plishment of a particular task."
(Webster's Third New Interna-
tional Dictionary) Bee may simply
be a shortened form of been, but
no one is entirely certain.


Josh Mitchell
All that's fine and dandy and
a wee bit interesting, but 'f more
interest 'is the young mani
crowned -WES ., Spelling Bqe
'Champion. That 'honor goes:410
-.fifth'grader Josh Mitchell. All ffie
contestants made a great show-
ing, but Josh woni the bee by cor-
rectly spelling the word "disheart-
ened". Josh went on to, represent
WES well in the Cbunty Bee last
month. Congratulations, Josh!


ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS 50 YRS. OR OLDER

OR DISABLED AND LIVING WITHIN THE CITY

LIMITS OF WEWAHITCHKA

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A HOUSING REHABILITATION GRANT THROUGH THE CITY-OF
WEWAHITCHKA. IN ORDER TO QUALIFY YOU MUST MEET ALL THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:


1)
S2)
3)
4)


Very Low
Income
Low
Income


YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF WEWAHITCHKA
YOU MUST OWN YOUR HOME OR HAVE A LIFE ESTATE
YOU MUST BE 50 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER OR DISABLED
YOUR HOUSEHOLD INCOME MUST BE VERY LOW OR LOW INCOME
BELOW FOR INCOME LIMITS ADJUSTED FOR HOUSEHOLD SIZE).
PERSONS PER HOUSEHOLD
1 2 3 4 5 6 7


13,300 1.5,200 17,100
21,30(0 24,300 27,350


(SEE CHART


19,000 20,500 22,050 23,550 25,100
30,400. 32,850 35,250 37,700 40,150


A pre-qualifying time period, for interested persons, will run for two (2) weeks. Those interest-
ed in applying for housing assistance may pick-up pre-qualifying paperwork from Wewahitchka
City Hall between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 15th, 2002, office hours Monday
through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The amount of grant funds available to rehab houses is very
limited, therefore, these monies will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis.
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS A FAIR HOUSING/
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY GOVERNMENT.
Aprr!.; ; ', ,. ,,& ":. m -+.:* '


I T" M,, .


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


REEVES"FURNITURE
& REFINISHING SHOPPE
.234 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
: (850) 229-6374

Faith Bible Church
costs Restless Waves
The public is invited to attend
a special presentation by the Bob
Jones University Truth in Action
drama team at Faith Bible
Church on Sunday, February
10th at 6:00 p.m. ET. The pro-
gram will feature an original
drama, The Restless Waves.
The members of the group are
students at Bob Jones University
in Greenville, South Carolina, and
are touring the southern United
States this spring. Bob Jones is a
fundamental Christian liberal arts
university with an annual enroll-
ment of approximately 5,000 stu-
dents from every state in the
Union and over 30 foreign coun-
*. tries. BJU-offers over 100 under-
graduate majors in its College of
Arts and Science and Schools of
Religion, Fine Arts, Education,
Business Administration and
Applied Studies.


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


COSTIN & COSTIN LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin -
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159

New Life Church
Valentine Banquet
New Life Christian Center
Church and Pastors Johnny and
Shirley Jenkins invite you. and
your spouse or guest to their
Annual Valentine's Day Banquet
on Saturday, February 9th. at
6:30 p.m. The banquet will be
held in the Gulf County. Senior
Citizens Building at 120 Library
Drive in Port St. Joe. The cost is
$15 per person; Dress is formal or
semi-formal, and tickets can be.
purchased at the door. Photos will
be taken by Jacque's Photo.

Ash Wednesday.
Service at First
Methodist M.B.
An Ash Wednesday service
will be held at the First Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach at 6:00


4


WHERE? First Pentecostal Holiness Church
WHO? Evangelist Steve Messick
WHEN? Sunday, February 10th, at 11:00 a.m.
Then nightly, Sunday through Wednesday,
February 13th. beginning at 6:30 p.m.
If you are tired of the same old same old, then do something
about it! Most of us have probably already broken our New
Year s resolutions because we are weak. Pssst! I want to let
you in on a secret. 1 personally know this nian that heals the
blind and sets the captitel free. If He can do that then what
problems could you possibly hate that He can't take care of?
So if you want to meet this man, then come to these
services and I guarantee you won't leave like you camel
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe


Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of God's Children Sharing Jesus, JESUS CARES. We Care."
382 Ling Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: hvbaptisl@aol.com Web Site. www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll pich you up."
Sunday School ................... 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting ....7 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Youlh/Children Aclivities......... 7 p.m.
Discipleship Training ............ ... 5 p.m. Wednesday Choir Practice .........:..:........ 8 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service ........ 6 p.m. PASTOR- RE\V OHNNIE RAY BAILE


d\ Poi of Vicfto :

First Clt'rcI of kf e l2 'Ce2L
2-420 Li 2 Log LAure Po. t tf 3c,e Flo,.-iJ, 3'-456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ...................... 10 a.m. Give u tL)o fe Lord Ike glory
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 11 ao.m. due His ame, worship tlhe
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lc'o'd i'n tile L'eaOt of loliiess.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2




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. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 -
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church
280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
(850) 227-1361
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 2nd & 4th Sundays ............................. 600 p.m.
Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study Thursdays .......................... 6:30 p.m.
Come and share with us in our "Walk In The Newness of Life"
Rev. Marty G. Brown, Pastor


iYou're GILGAL HOLINESS
Invited CHURCH
548 W. Beatty Avenue White City, Florida 32465
Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Youth Monday 6:00 p.m. & 2nd Friday 7:30 p.m.
Worship --- Pastor Tony M. Duncan (850) 827-2621
.With Us Youth Pastcr Rev. David Duncan


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


p.m. CT on Wednesday. February
13. Everyone is welcome to attend
this, the beginning of the time
preceding Easter on March 31st.


APALACHICOLA
NORTHERN RAILROAD
A St. Joe Company


MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies


The church
22nd Street in
Look for the sign
22nd Street.


is located on
Mexico Beach.
at Hwy. 98 and


Family Life Church
'Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
ortSt.
and join us in worship .,
-. .' Hwy. 98 :
.. A. p'. apolachicola .. E ) W Paa.v.aC.o C,'
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening HWY. ,
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family LiFe Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Sisit our website at: familylifechurch.net .'.oh.,ca
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
.. SUNDAY: General Aisembly 9:45 am Bible Stcud, all ages 10 a.m
Morning WVorship 11 a m. E ening Worship 6 p m
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p m
'O tasrte and see char the Lord .f jood: blessed is the man that trrsrerh it Him. '
P/lase accept rhii indication to join us titn 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. Srurdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School . . 9-45 a.m.
Sunday Morning \\orship . I 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .... .. .. .. 6-30 p.m.
Wednesday ... .. 7:00 p.m. n ,
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us,


First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
11 1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditiond ............................. 9:00 a.m.,.C


T'


Contemporary ..... ............... .................. 11 :15 a.m., CT,
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people,of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church.
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NuSEY PROVIDEaD Church/Office: 648-8820 .

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+ | + ST. JAMES
EPISCOPAL CHURCH

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at'11:00


is
hihe

than


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 -
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR


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


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME,
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111


Kevin Spencer'
& Friends At
HV Baptist
Kevin Spencer & Friends will
be in concert on February 14th at
7:00 p.m. at the HighlandView
Baptist Church.
Kevin Spencer & Friends is a
southern country gospel group
that organized in June of 1992.
The trio consists of Kevin Spencer,
James Dean and Jimmi Burks.
Kevin formerly traveled with the
group The Spencers.
Their hit songs include You
Can Make It, The Blood Is Still
There, I Heard About a Stone.
Twelve Gates, Barabbas, if the
Altar Could Talk. The Class of
2000, I Kept On Praying, and
many more. This award-winning
group can be seen on many differ-
ent Christian TV stations and has
been a part of the Bill Gaither
videos All Day Singing, So Glad.
and Sunday Meetin' Time. Kevin
Spencer & Friends aire all born-
again Christians and believe in
living what they sing.
The pastor of Highland View
Baptist Church extends a special
invitation to each and everyone to


"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 S iudy ................ 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ......... 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .............. 7:00 p.m. CT


-fitIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
' dlW[b ; 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sixteenth Street -
Sunday Worship ........10 a.m. .
Fellowship Time ... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School .......... 11 a.m.
eSunday School -
*Young Children .0
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr Blvd


First Baptist Church
-. 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S' Brent V'ckery, Pastor
Buddy Coswell Benjamin Roberts
Minister of Musc & Educatior, Minister tp Students'
Sunda Sho.... 45a


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

Teaching the Truth of God's Word

FAITHIBIBtE ECHIURCH
801 20th Street Port St. J 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastpr
Sunday school .. .... . .. ... ... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Mo'riing Service .,. 1,:. .. .1 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening' Se c' i : ................ \ .6:00 p.m.
Wednesday'Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study .... 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH C4rRISTIAN CH-OOL


S. .: Constitution andMonument
Tort St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .'. . 945 am. Methodist Youth'
Morning Worship ......... 11:00a.m. Fellowship .. .. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship -.... 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
K PASTOR' Choir Director Youth & Children's Director)


Grace Baptist clu^
BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW
THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL SOAR ON WINGS LIKE
EAGLES... ISAIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org


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


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

come and bL prepared to receive a
special blessing through this won-
derful music. The church is
located at 382 Ling Street in
Highland View.

Missionaries to
Speak at Nazarene
The public is cordially invited
to: the First Church of the
Nazarene of Port St. Joe. 2420
Long Avenue. to hear missionaries
Larrm and Addie Garmon of Peru.
Garmon will be speaking
Tuesday. February 12 at 7:00
p.m. ET.
Refreshments will be served
alter the service. Please come and
bring a friend, all are welcome.

Pancake Supper
St. James Episcopal Church
is having its annual Shrove
Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 12 from 5:00 to 7:00
p.m. The public is invited.
1Dinners are S3.50 for adults
and S2.50 for children under 12.
St. James is located at 800 22nd
Street in Port St. Joe. Come enjoy
some good fellowship and great
pancakes.


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PAGE 4C THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2002


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 01-467-CA
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP.. F/K/A GREEN TREE
FINANCIAL SERVICING CORP..
Plaintiff.
v.
TERESA BAXLEY A/K/A
TERESA L. BAXLEY;
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT. pursuant
to Plaintiffs Final Judgment Of Foreclosure and Re-
Establishment of Note entered In the above-cap-
Uoned action, I will sell the property situated In Gulf
County, Florida, described as follows, to wit.
f SEE EXHIBIT "A" ATrACHED HERETO.
TOGETHER WITH 1999 80 x 28 Buccaneer
Home, Serial No. 28039AB.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash at the Gulf County Cotirthouse. Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 A.M. EST. on the 22 day of
February. 2002.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
EXHIBIT "A"
Lot 13 (New Parcel)
Commence at a 4" square concrete monument
stamped L. B. No. 053 at the Northeast corner of the
Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of
Section 10. Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf
County. Florida; thence go N8939'08'W along the
Northerly boundary line of the Southwest Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter of said Section 10 (as monu-
mented) for a distance of 205.55 feet for the Point of
Beginning. From said Point of Beginning go,
SOO*30'54"W for a distance of 294.00 feet 'to the
Northerly R/W boundary line'of Michael Street hav-
ing a 66 foot wide R/W); thence go N89"39'08"W
along said Northerly R/W boundary line for a dis-
tance of 85.03 feet; thence go N2409'36"W for a dis-
tance of 323.11 feet to the Northerly-boundary line
of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter
of said Section; thence go S89039'08"E along said
Northerly boundary line of the Southwest Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter for a distance of 219.92 feet
to the Point of Beginning; said parcel of land lying
and being In Section 10. Township 4 South, Range.
10 West, Gulf County. Florida.
Together with a non-exclusive easement for ingress
and egress described as follows;
A 66 foot wide proposed roadway according to the
Unrecorded Plat of Big Sky Subdivision, lying and
being in the southeast Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter and the southwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of Section.10, Township 4 South, Range, 10
West. Gulf County, Florida, and being more particu-
larly described as follows:
Commence at a 4 inch square concrete monument
marking the Northwest comer of the southeast
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 1I0,
Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County.
Florida; thence go S89"38'17"E along the North
boundary line of the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of Section 10 (as monumented)
for a distance of 394.45 feet to a point of intersection
with the westerly R/W line of Michael Street (a grad-
ed road having a 66 foot wide R/W) for the Point of
Beginning. From said Point of Beginning, continue
S89*38'17"E along the North boundary line of the
Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said
Section 10 for a'distance of 66.00 feet to a point on
the Easterly R/W boundary line of Michael Street:
thence go SOO30'54"W for a distance of 360.00 feet;
thence go N8938'17"W for a distance of 459.84 feet
to the westerly boundary line of the Southeast
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 10;
thence go N89039'08"W for a distance of 454.65 feet
to a point of intersection with a curve concave
southeasterly and having a radius of 319.83 feet;
thence go southerly alqng the arc of a curve to the
left through a central angle of 6331'20" for an arc
length of 354.59 feet (chord bearing S06*29'22"W for
a distance of 336.70 feet) to a point of tangency;,
thence go S25*16'18"E for a distanceof 364.65 feet
to a point ofl nter ecuC :,rLI Ln a cul de. a: ha. ,g i a
radius of 50.00 f(i tr.ct .h:e ; lon,,n the a-rc of a
curve to. the right through a central angle of
27723'49' k-.r a, r,: len.r,. of 242 07 feet (chord
bearing Sf4 43'2-' I. a distance .:,f 66.00 feet);
thence go .5 !-' 'I1 I.:,r a di.tance of' 364.65 feet
to'a port .1 .:u.r.arure f A :aor. c ,nca'.e '.:.uLth.
westerly a.d hi, int r .JiLsr 24 62 feet inen:ego
Northwes~irh al,:.ng the ac .*:, a :ur. 10to uLe Iol
thr-:-. h a : r t i ... an arc dis-
tarn. i op '" ic ].il t|:h...id L.e- n !ar j .,j7'_:, T 7'29"W f6r a
I I I I


distance of 34.93 feet) to a point of tangency; thence
go S64"21'20"W for a distance of 202.95 feet to a
point of curvature of a curve Northwesterly and hav-
ing a raalus of 355.72 feet: thence go southwesterly
along the arc of a curve to the right through a cen-
tral angle of 26"10'00" for an arc length of 162.455
feet (chord bearing S7726'20"W for a distance of
161.05 feet) to a point of tangency. thence go
N89*28'40"W for a distance of 50.00 feet: thence go
NOO*31'20W for a distance of 66.00 feet; thence go
S8928'40"E for a distance of 50.00 feet to a point of
curvature of a curve concave Northwesterly and hav-
ing a radius of 289.72 feet; thence go Northeasterly
along the arc of a curve to the left through a central
angle of 26*10'00" for an arc length of 132.31 feet
(chord bearing N77026`20"E for a distance of 131.17
feet) to a point of tangency; thence go N6421'20"E
for a distance of 222.39 feet to a point of curvature
of a curve concave Northwesterly and having a
radius of 25.00 feet thence go Northeasterly along
the arc of curve to the left through a central angle of
4858"20" for an arc length of 21.37 feet (chord bear-
ing N39*52'03"E for a distance of. 20.72 feet) to a
point of reverse curve concave southeasterly and
having a radius of 385.83 feet; thence go
Northeasterly along the arc of a curve to the right
through a central angle of 5332'57" for an arc
length of 360.60 feet (chord bearing N1626'24"E for
a distance of 347.62 feet); thence go S8939'08"E for
a distance of 485.16 feet to a point on the westerly
boundary line of the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of said Section 10; thence go
S89*38'17"E for a distance of 393.95 feet; thence go
NOO*30'54-E for a distance of 294.00 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
All of the property located at 360 MICHAEL ST. In
.the City/Town/Village of WEWAHITCHKA, County
of GULF, state of FL, in which the Borrower has an
ownership, leasehold or other legal Interest.
TOGETHER WITH a security Interest In that certain
1999, 80 x 28 BUCCANEER home, serial number
28039AB.
2te, February 7 and 14, 2002.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
'OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
U O CIVIL DIVISION
ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL .
SERVICES OF AMERICA. INC..
SPlaintiff,
vs. CASE NO. 01-408
JIM DOSTER; JANE DOE DOSTER, N
UNKNOWN WIFE OF JIM DOSTER;
LANEZ DOSTER; JOHN DOE DOSTER,
UNKNOWN HUSBAND OF LANEZ
DOSTER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS. DEVISEES, p.
GRANTEES. ASSIGNEES. CREDITORS.
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS F CLAIMING. BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS: FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK, AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE: JOHN DOE. UNKNOWN
.TENANT JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause. In the Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida. I will sell the property situate In
Gulf County. Florida, described as:
LOTS- NINE (9) AND ELEVEN (11), IN
BLOCK 6, OF PORT ST JOE BEACH SUB-
DIVISION. UNIT NO 1. ACCORDING TO
THE OFFICIAL MAP OR PLATTHEREOF ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
COURT. OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA IN
PLAT BOOK 1. PAGE 58 .
A/K/A 224 BAY STREET, PORT ST. JOE, FL
; 32456. '
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash. ,at the front door of the Gulf County
Courhou e. 100]i 5m Street. Pfrt Si Joe. Florida,
at'l i t) ri M EST. on the 22 da) of Febru a,'.:2.,
R TR' CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/'Tonya Knox
S. .. Deputy Clerk
THIS [IiSTRLiIMEr-T PREPARED BY:
L. Ol-cif.:eT of Daniel C Conou0gra
Src:i] North ,rieni3a Aicnue
'Ti p.3 FL ..604-1041
Attorneys for Plaintiff ,
2tc. February 7 and 14, 2002.. .

CIRCUIT COURT. 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA ,,
"Case No.: 01-442
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DELAWARE BUSINESS TRUST.
Plaintiff.
vs..
KEITH A. TILLERY AND BONNIE
J. TILLERY. husband and wife.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. AND
IRWIN UNION BANK AND TRUST
COMPANY, a corporation organized
and existing under the laws of
the State of Florida.
Defendants.

CLEK8'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER
F S. CHAPTER 45S
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that under a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure on Default, in the above-
styled cause. I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the front door 'of the Gulf County
Courthouse. Port St. Joe. Florida, at 11:00 a.m. EST
on the 22 day of February. 2002. the following
described property: ,
Lot 22. Block "K". Howard Creek Properties,
unrecorded, more particularly described as
follows: Commence at the Northwest corner
of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6,
Township 7 South. Range 8 West. Gulf
County, FL: thence South 89"38'25" East
along the North line of said Section 6 for
279.59 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line
of a 60 foot County Road; thence South -
2424'30" East along said Easterly right-of-
w.a line for 2615 27 let to the Pinil of
Beginning theni:e North 77'2733 E a1 r uor
218 00 feel thence South 24 24 30 E[ .E
for 7 78 feet thence S,-.uU-h 2I;' E3'
for 22 64 feet. tihine S2ua 7a "u 4--' 40\'V.eL
for 21 00 feelt to d Ean i erl., rigri-ol- a.
line. thence North 12: 9 20'. V-:ti ,org -aid
Easierly ringhtoif line 'fur 92 r-,4 i t
then.-e lNor-th 24'243,)', \'eL: a.:.rIng id
Easleriy ngri'.':fl.a, line r:, .-. 9". Ief t t.. he -
Point of Beginning, containing .5 acres more
or less.
DATED this 22 day of January,. 2002.
DOUi.GASi-,S C BEiFA.liNGi-Lr I
S- CLERK OF COUL'RTS
By: /s/Tonya Knox
2tc. February 7 and 14. 20'02. ..



SItc. February'7, 2002. .


UNITED STATES. DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ::
,Plaintiff;


s. 5:01cv308/RV/MD
PAMELIA E. WILLIAMS. a/k/a ..
PAMELIA A. WILLIAMS and
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA,
Defendants: .

ORDER FOR SERVICE OF
PROCESS BY PUBLICATION
The United States of America;' having' fled Its
motion pursuant to Title 28, United States Code.
Section 1665, seeking an Order for Service of
Process by Publication as to defendant PAMELIA E.
WILLIAMS, a/k/a PAMELIA A. WILLIAMS. In an -
action to foreclose the lien of a mortgage on real
"property located within this .District and within Gulf
County, Florida, to Wit:
Lot 8, Block 1018, MILLVIEW ADDITION to
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida. Unit 2,
according to the plat thereof as recorded .In
'Plat Book 1, page 46. of the public records
.of Gulf County, Florida.
And it appearing to the :.Coun inar the %,here-
abouts oif said defendant I. urnk.rioT and uiat raid
defendant iha not lolurtaril/appei ed herein and
the Court being adiised in the preml_-e? i Is
ORDERED that defendant P.,MELIA E
WILLIAMS, a k. a P.IELiA A WILLL1AMS appear
and file a re-poni. n-- pleading to th: i complaint f:.r
foreclosure of a lien on ,re! atbo...e de.:-cibed reil
property .'tLh the Clerk. Unltcd riiaIt Diziric
Court, U. S CururtrOue r.-- ruon, PFIl.: iu'ee
Pensacola FL 32501. .:.n or before the i :- do, ,f
April, 20iJ2. ana In default thereof the Courtn ill
proceed to a hearing a-d adjudi.auorn of Lth[i uit
tE.e samrTe 3- If ,aijd aefenno3nti rad t,1e.r, peru'nr.lil,
serned This Craer is .:. be published in a rne irpe
of Per.era circulu:,n in IGulfl Co-inrt Flo.da. C-nce
ea:h el.. for L 1 or rl.etUL,.e COrizesU:e oek :-..Tlm-r.
Ing no later than n.] va ee.s after ihe. aat hereol
DONE and ORDERED this 31 day of .,an
2002.
/ i RiC.ER ','irlS,--.l
S C HiEF NiTED S I i T ,ES DiIT.-T I.I ,E.G
V'o.lfBtarry 7, 14, 21. 28, March 7 and 14, 2002.


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Answers to Real Estate questions ',

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VACATION HOMES ARE BECOMING: A

REALITY FOR MORE HOMEOWNERS


By Preston Russ
Whether it's a.lakefront cottage or a log cabin in the woods, a vacation home often
'seems to be a dream that only the wealthy can afford. But these days, you don't have to be
a millionaire to own one.
A nationwide survey shows the median household income of second-home owners is
$46,500. And, according to recent statistics, there were 7.2 million U.S. households in 1990 .
that owned some kind of recreational property or second home for vacation purposes. That
number is expected to at least double and possibly triple over the next ,10 years. With today's continued low interest
rates; the tax advantages a second home can bring, and a wide selection of areas experiencing solid home price appre-
ciation, this is an excellent time to consider purchasing a second home as an investment and a great getaway place.
When searching for your second home, remember to investigate the area thoroughly. Ask a Realtor@ and the local
chamber of commerce to provide information packets, maps, and brochures. Take time to visit the area several times -
a few months prior to and during its peak seasonss. Are the crowds unbearable? Is the weather unpredictable?
Speak with a local realtor regarding current and past home prices. Knowing the drea's sales history will help deter-
mine the market value of the homes and effectively predict their' appreciation potential.
Once you've settled on a community, work with a realtor and lending institution to determine how much home you
can afford. Drive around the town and its neighborhoods. Experience the day-to-day activity around potential proper-
ties. Keep in mind you may decide to retire to the area one day. Will the property serve two purposes that of vacation
and retirement home? More and more Americans are purchasing vacation properties in areas were they plan to even-
tually retire..
Remember, vacation homes remain a good investment and provide substantial deductions 'on-yearly tax forms if

they meet certain criteria. As the laws are ever-changing, complex and detailed, consult your real estate agent. who will
usually work with a tax attorney or certified accountant, to calculate the tax benefits of owning a second home.
Relaxing in your'own home in that dream vacation spot is riot.out of your reach. More and more Americans are
realizing that owning a vacation home is do-able, not to mention a good investment and a peaceful retreat for years to
come.


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ACCEPTING BIDS
The City of Mexico Beach Is currently accepting bids
of the following Items:
1.) The refurbishing of 3 manholes located on
Canal Parkway.
2.) The construction of an addition to City Hall.
3.) Upgrades to Pump Station 8 of the City's
sanitary sewer system.
Contact John Grantland, Public Works Director at
City Hall for specifications on each project at (850)
648-5700 or 118 N. 14th St.. Mexico Beach. FL
32410. The City reserves the right to reject and/or
refuse any and all bids. Bid closing date Is February
12th at 1:00 p.m.. CST.
Itc. February 7. 2002.



Great Companions


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Bee Bee-fuzzy female. 3 mo. old.
rottweilers-3 females and 2 males.
puppies-12 rottweiler/lab-mother


can be seen at pound, Angel-
beautiful female wirehaired ter-
rier, Trigger-small B/W medium
length hair, Henry-perfect black
lab male, Sedona and Ellie-2 nice
red females, Greta-small female
red w/black muzzle, Jack-nice
black lab male, Trooper-4 1/2
mo. old gold colored collie mix
male, Lemon-longhaired male,
several butterball puppies, sev-
eral orange cats, one longhaired
female black cat, several tabbies.
All cats can now be seen in our


new large display cage. Come Seel.
Tickets to win a deck to be;
built on your property by Windolf-
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chased at The Star, Port St. Joe':
Veterinary Clinic, or Mexico
Beach Animal 'Clinic. Proceeds go
into the Building' Fund for a new-
animal shelter.
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay'
Humane Society at 227-1103. or
visit the web site at www.cape,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2002 PAGE 5C


NJROTC Cadet News


;,"i


On Friday, January 25 the
Port St. Joe NJROTC unit and the
Wewahitchka Detachment ven-
tured to Naval Air Station
Pensacola for both an educational

Congrats!
North Florida Child
Development Center (Head Start)
would like to congratulate its top
tvwo students in collecting dona-
tions for their Christmas 'giveaway
held on December 20, 2001.
Taking first place was J. J. Ard and
second was captured by Haley
Anderson.
The winner of the $100 in gro-
ceries from Piggly Wiggly was
Daphne Crosby, Becky Brant won
the dinner for two at Butler's
Restaurant, and Stony Peacock
received the quilt.


and fun-filled weekend. On arrival
in Pensacola the cadets were
taken to the motel for a quick turn
around to the Naval Air Stati6n.
The first order of business
was to tour two 110-foot patrol
boats called YPs. These boats are
used to train Navy 'Offiqer
Candidates in navigation aiqd
shipboard operations. The cadets
toured the engine room, bridge,
flying bridge, berthing quarters
and galley. Because the boats
were a bit small and creating
some motion, a few cadets learned
the true meaning of the term sea
sickness!
That evening the cadets were
allowed to visit Cordova Mall. The
next day the cadets toured a
large, 230-foot Coast Guard cut-
ter, the- USS Resolute. She had


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JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
Sales Representative

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(850) 785-5221
TOLL FREE
1-800-342-7131
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405


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$ 70,000 =
$ 90,000 =
$110,000' =
$130,000 =


$328.46/mth
$459.85/mth
$591.24/mth
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$150,000 = $985.39/mth


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CAPE SAN BLAS OFFICE
4693 Cape San Bias Road
'-' Cqpe San Blas, FL 32456
850-229-2777
800-654-8689
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher,
Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris, Patrick Farrell


The Port St. Joe High School NJROTC cadets, with the Wewahitchka Detachment, spent the week-
end at Naval Air Station Pensacola studying naval history and enjoying liberty in town.


been, on a homeland defense
cruise and was in, port .for some
well-deserved liberty, a Navy term
for a night on the town. In the
afternoon, the cadets ,toured the
National Naval Aviation Museum.
The museum has displays -and
settings from aviation's begin-
nings, WWI, WWII, Aircraft
Carrier A\iationi and 'our Space
Program. All had a very interest-
Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
G'.., Reg. Stated Conmmunicalion
''.., G" 1st & 3rd Thursday of eath
mo.. 8:00 .pn-.. Masornc Hall.
214 Reid Ave. Tommny Davis. W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.


ing and fun-filled time.
That evening liberty call was
announced and the cadets toured
University Mall and took in a
movie. The cadets had a great
time and at the same time learned
a little about Navy' life. naval avia-
tion and shipboard operations.
here's only four months left
in the school year. but many
adventures remain. The cadets
will be participating in a small
field meet in February, an
Orienteering (land navigation)
venture in March and a trip to the
Ocean Systems Command in
Apnl. The cadet awards banquet
will be held in May.


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Open 9 to 5, 7 Days A Week


ST. JOE BEACH OFFICE
6260 Highway 98
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 .
850-647-31333
800-411-3717.
Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood,Charles Montford,
Paula Clark, Wade Clark, Terry Hanes


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Starlight & Starbright Cape San Bias Sec-
ond Tier Beiach. Brand new collages built in
2001. Each of the 1500', 3BR/2BA homes
features vaulted ceilings and tile' floors. Both
units have greal views of the Gulf and the Bay
from the wrap-around decks and the furnish-
ings are exceptionally well appointed.
MLS#91001 & MLS#91000 $235,000
Call Jeff or Margaret
jefferyf@florida-beach.com or
margaretf@florida -beach.com


Beach Haven Mexico Beach Beachside
3rd Tier." 3BR/2BA, excellent rental, .great
view ..
MLS#9291 $375,000
Contact Joy Holder
J jioyh@florida-beach.com











Clifton Place Cape San Bias Beachfront.
Brand new 4BR/3.5BA gulf front home fea-
tures private.,entry, Andersen windows, 9'
ceilings, raise panel natural oak finish cabi-
nets.
MLS#4893 $699,000
Call Jeff Fletcher
jeffreyf@florida-beach.com


Howe House WewanlTcnKa .- InTerior.
Charming country collage that sits on 3.5
acres, with access from three major roads. This
3BR/1.5BA home is nestled among flowering
shrubs and numerous fruit trees.
MLS#91140 S99,500
Call Glorida Salinard
glorias@florida-beach.com


WHS
-From Page 2C
had another outstanding week
last week. We are district champi-
ons! They play at home on Friday
.against Port St.. Joe. There is a
final non-district game against
Blountstown next Monday to fin-
ish off the regular season. The
-district tournament will be played
at WHS beginning on Febiruary
12th. Since we are the # 1 seed,
we will not play until Friday.
Meanwhile, the girls had a
terrific week last week and beat
Arnold and Bay High.: They
resume action this week in their
district tournament. Good luck
girls: you've had a fine season.
They sport an 8-16 record, the
most wins in many seasons! -
Before we leave the topic of
sports, please know that the boys'"
baseball team opens up in a tour-
nament at Port St. Joe this Friday
and Saturday. February 7th and
8th. .
a: st Friday night we had ,a
great evening as several-school
and community groups .hosted
'True Love: Waits." Well over 189
students covenng many grades
responded well to the fun, food,
music, and the message of absti-
nence. Mrs. Carol Kelley was the
lead adult. and Zack Barnes was
*our lead student. Hopefully. many.
lives will reflect this important
teaching and life style.
W: e have a TGIF this Friday
the 8th. and it will feattire a.
-,Karaoke Contest. ,
Progress Reports will be com-
ing home this Friday the 8th.
Time is passing quickly!
The Gulf County School
Board meets at WHS on 2/12 at
9:00 CT in our Media Center.
- Please note the time of the meet-
ing .
'Don't (orget that February
'13th is a half-day due to our need,
to meet on our SACS responsibil-
ities. Lunch will be served that
day.
WHS congratulates our
Education Foundation grant win-
Sners. Mrs. Hunter and Mr.
Stryker. They will use their new
resources to enhance our AP
opportunities and Improve our
instruments in the Gator Sound.
We have heard that our AD
Sand head football and baseball
coach,, Grant Grantham, is head-
- ing for thei/big city of Chipley to
handle similar duties. We thank
Coach for all that he has given to
dur community arid students,
and weW ivsh him well-until he,
plays 'Gulf County' Shoolsl


MLS#9336.- $24,000
Contact Mike Harris
miksh@florida-beach.com


101 Parkside Circle Cape Can Bias Interior. .p.,,m -- .
Beautiful lakefront cottage lot on corner. Last First Tier Lot Cape San Bias. This lot located
one in Barrier Dunes. build your drecim cottage' on Tiffany Beach Road has beautiful view and
here. vegetation. Great buy. ;
MLS#10186 $79,500- MLS# 90507 $225,000
Contact Mike Harris Call Paulette Cleare
mikeh@florida-beach.com paulettec@florida-beach.com


Piney Woods Beach- Cape Saon Bias
Lots with community pool and trails.
1Gulf front lot. MLS#90864 $385,000
Gulf view lot. MLS#90865 $139,000
Gulf view lot. MLS#90866 $119,000
Call Jeff Fletcher
jeffreyf@flirida-beach.com


We have many other properties listed. Call for more information or visit us on the Internet at www.florida-beach.com


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For the deal of your life,
see me!


MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
1200 U.S. Highway 98
,Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850-648--2020
800-458-7478
Joan Smithwick, Joy.Holder, Marlene Harris,
Gloria Salinard, Dallas Herring, Ron Kelley


Harris House St. Joe/Mexico Beach Beach
View Hwy. 98. 4BR/3BA or 3BR/2BA beach
home with bedroom apartment. Many extras.
Hardwood floors, porch, decks, remodeled
kitchen, garage.,
MLS#90739 5279,000
Contact Joy Holder
iovh@florida-beach.com


Sexton House Mexico Beach Gulf View.
This 3BR/2BA home is the perfect beach
retreal. Relax and enjoy yourself in the com-
fort of the enclosed Florida room. One of the
most affordable Gulf view homes in Mexico
Beach! ,
MLS#90644 S275,000
Contact Glorida Salinard
glorias@florida-beach.com







- Wit Home Wewahitchka Lower Dalkeith.
This 2BR/2BA home sits on over 5 beautiful-
ly wooded acres. Located only 15 minutes
from the gulf by Intracoastal and 2 miles to
the Chipola River. '
MLS#90963 $118,000
Call Glorida Salinard
glorias@florida-beach.com


San Bias Estates Cape San Bias. This very
large 60' lot can be subdivided, it measures
60'X740'.
MLS# 91497 $390,000
Call Paulette Cleare
paulettec@florida-beach.com


Even Tide Subdivision Cape San Bias.
New gated community with many lots avail-
able.
MLS#9295 #9317 $45,000-$165,000
Call Jeff Fletcher
jeffreyf@florida-beach.com


Residential Lot Wewahitchka Hwy..71. This ..
is a nice 50'x 100' lot on Hwy. 71, in the city of Carroll Street Eastpoint Interior. Price
Wewahitchka. Possibility of zoning change to reduced! Very nice one acre+ lot in greal area.
Mixed Commercial/ Residential in the near Nice homes already on street. This lot has been
future. cleared of underbrush Nice trees on lot. Own-
MLS#91108 $16,500 er motivated..


Contact Glorida Salinard
glorias@florida-beach.com

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Barrier Dunes Cape San BIas. -
Only five units left (#82, 83, 84, 85, & 86) in
this unique gated community with a mixture of;
town homes and cottages. Amenities: club-
house, pools, lighted tennis courts, playground
and stocked fish ponds.
New units from $149,500
Call 1-800-654-8689


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1988 Dodge Shadow, good runner, 4
door, great stereo, $500. Call 850-648-
6994. ltc2/7

1986 Isuzu Trooper 4x4, good body,
interior and tires. $1,295 OBO. Call
827-8824. ltp2/7

1999 Lexus (SUV) 470 LX, loaded,
excellent condition, 43,000 miles. Call
227-1217. ltc2/7

1994 Toy6ta pick up, runs great,
$2,500; Call 850-229-6836. 2tc2/7

1998 Dodge Avenger ES, fully loaded,
low miles, leather seats, cd player/cas-
sette, power windows, .power seats,.
power locks & moon roof. Great grad u-
,ation gift for your son or daughter.
Asking for pay off. Call Tina at 850-639--
6390 after 5:00 pm. ltp2/7

1992 Buick Roadmaster, loaded, every-
thing works, 184,000 miles, good condi-
tion. $3,000. For more Information call
850-639-5476. 3tcl/31

1995 Ford Escort Station Wagon, high
miles, looks and runs great. Make Offer,
call 647-3750. 2tpl/31,

For Sale. Geniv used Rascal Scooter.
power chair, asking S2.500. Call 850-
648-4095 after 4:00 pm leave message.
4tc1/31

1993 Jeep Cherokee Country. 4 door. 6
cylinder', 4 fiter, tow package, $4,995.
Call 647-8760. 4tcl/31

1997 Honda 300 4 wheel drive 4 wheel-
er, $3,000. -1993 Yamaha 225 2, wheel
drive 4 wheeler, $1,000. Call 227-1873.
S3tcl/24

1996 Chevy Tahoe. 4dr, 4x4. 100.400
miles I ov.ner, great shape,
clean 'garaged. \'8. tow package, auto,
pover everything,. cloth interior. am/fmr
iCD & changer optional) 811,490
OBO. Bill 404-676-1037. 4tcl/24

1993 Nissan Pick-up 4x4. extended cab.
A/C. V/S. good condition. I Owner, call
647-5464.. 3tc 1/24


1993 Toyota Tercel. White. 2 door, good,
condition. Call 639-5935 after 4:30 pm.
5tpl/24

1987 Pontiac Grand Pnx LE. 51,000
onginal miles. Motor runs great, body
needs some work. Great car for teenag-
er or run around carl! 81.000 OBO. Call
227-9417 leave message. tfc2/7

1990 Honda Accord LX. Great condi-
Lion. cold air. S3.500 OBO. Call 647-
3497 evenings/weekends. tfc2/7


;1996 .
c. ,-. Mercury
Mystique
S- $2,595."'
1996 Chevy Corsica $3,195.-
1997 Buick Skylark- $4,295."-
1999 Chevy Malibu $10,400.
1987 Ford F-250 $3,195.0'
1993 Mazda 626 $2,995.'"
1986 Chevy Caprice $2,695.'
1991 Chevy Geo Metro $1,295.'
1987 Olds Delta 88 / $1,595.",
1990 Chevy Cavalier $1,095."
W. C. Robinson Auto Sales
3996 N. Hwy. 71, Wewahitchka
639-9773


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












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


I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


2000 Key West Oasis Deck Boat, 1998
4.3 liter 190 hp Mercruiser, 4 blade
stainless steel prop,. VHF, Bottom/Fish
Finder, AM/FM Cassette, .Live well,
Bimini, Custom Cover, Tandem Trailer,
spare tire, 6 years left on hull warranty.
IKE NEW 1111 Ready to fish, ski or play.,
850647-3871. 4tc2/7

1997 16 ft. Carolina Skiff, 40 hp, galva-
nized.: drive on trailer, never been In
saltwater. Excellent Condition, 850-
639-5753. ,2tc2/7
16 ft. River Craft, 75 hp Suzulki trolling
motor, galvanized trailer, excellent con-
dition. must sell $3,500. Call 227-9353
after 5:00 227-1143. 2tp2/7

Sailboat tri hull, 8500 OBO. Dual wheel
heavy duty trailer, 12'x6" with 4'x8'
sides, $1200. Call 227-1873. 3tcl/24


KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-balling, sta-
ble, safe and FUNI 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfc2/7




2 bedroom, I bath mobile home, fur-
rushed in Highland View. 8295 a month.
Toll free 1-877-874-8001. tfc2/7


3/bedroom trailer In Highland View,
$300 a month. S250 deposit. Call 227-
9363. 2tp2/7

2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, unfur-
rushed. Gulf View, just steps to beach.
$500 a month + 300 deposit. Call 850-
647-9214. tfc2/7

Very Nice 2 bedroom. I bath apartment
in Port St. Joe. S450 a month with a
S300 deposit. Please No Pets! For infor-
mation call 229-6527. tfc2/7

Nice unfurnished 2 bedroom. I bath 14"
wide trailer located on St. Joe Beach.
Call 647-5361. tfc2/7

IN WEWA: 2 bedroom, I bath mobile
home, 8290 a month plus security
deposit. Call 850-639-5721. 2tc 1 /31

Gulfaire Executive 3 bedroom. 2 bath
Townhome. screened porch, ceramic tile
& carpet, garage. privacy fence, private
beach, pool & tennis court. $825
month. Call 647-8760. 4tcl/31

Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Fum. & unfurnished. Call Paker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for moreWts :
Lfc2/7


Gulfaire Townhouse. I bedroom, I bath
plus loft. All appliances including wash-
er/dryer, pool & tennis court, S550 plus
deposit. Call 648-8007. tfc2/7

Beautiful Rental on Mexico Beach avail-
able Now. 3 bedroom, 2 bath fully fur-
rushed. very clean, TV/VCR,
washer/dryer, fenced back yard. Quiet
& close to beach. 8690 month, call 229-
1305. 2tcl/31

Apartment at 1508 1/2 Long Ave. I
bedroom, I bath. stove and refrigerator.
No Pets. Deposit required. Call 229-
6825. 4tpl/24

Mobile home lot for rent in quiet park,
$120 month. Call 648-5476. tfc2/7


Carriage House Apartment Overlooks
Bay, corner of Monument & 10th
Street, adorable I bedroom, I bath exte-
rior will be renovated. S375 monthly, I
year lease, I month deposit. Call 227-
7234. tfc2/7

3 bedroom. 2 bath house on stilts over-
looking St. Joe Bay. $750 month. 5353
Sandbar Drive. Treasure Bay. off 30A-
East. Call 800-683-0010 ext. 115. td-7

Beach House & 2 Trailers for rent. Call
648-5306. fc2/7

COMMERCIAL BUILDING
ForRent
414-416 Reid Avenue

227-18121


MINI STORAGE
Oc: 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
22962oo Office
227-343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

Now Open;
GULFSHORE STORAGE,
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 899-3665


I nnnnntl -
/ ULF SHO STORAGE\




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


1 bedroom house in center of town of
Port St. Joe. $325 a mo nth rent. 1st,
last & security deposit required & must
have reference. Call 227-3333. 524 4th
Street. 4tcl/17,

Beach:traller for rent. 2 bedroom. 1 1/2,
bath, refrig. stove, mrrucrowave, washer &
dryer, unfurnished. S400 month. Call
648-8579 or 850-729-1929. 6tcI/17

RV/Mobile Home Lots For Rent. S 100
month includes water & sewer. Call
639-5721. Stcl/3


For rent partly furnished trailer In
Highland View. For more information.
call. 227-1260. leave message. uc2/7

Efficiency-type apartment in P.S.J..
furnished, all utilities inc. Weekly,
Monthly rates. Call 639-3600 or 229-
2941. tfc2/7


2.& 3 BR. long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. L11 -7


Furnished and Unfurnished Rentals, St.
Joe Beach. Me.ico Beach and Gulf
Shores. (Beachfront. Gulfview and
Intenor) Several Short and Long Term
from S400 to 1.400 per month. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. tfc2/7


For Rent. 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room. S250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc2/7

Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse.
unfurnished. washer/dryer hook-up.
S800 per month. 8300 security deposit.
N. 36th Street. Mexico Beach. Call Gullf
Coast Vacation Rentals at 645-5449.
tfc2/7

UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house. stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport & laun-
drn rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrng washer/dryer hook-up,
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba.. Inside laundry rm.. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
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. tfc2/7
Mexico Beach 4 bedroom. 2 bath
duplex, 350 feet from dedicated beach.
Call 706-636-4010. tfc2/7

Rental Management
Seeking .,property owners with, units
a.aildble for long term rentals "Our fees
are reasonable and we have a heavy
demand for long term rentals. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. uLc2/7

Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A. laundry
facilities, energy efficient costt, stove &
refrig., furn.. fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfc2/7





For Sale, New dinette set with leaf.
brushed chrome & oak. 4 upholstered
arm chairs, by Chrome Craft. Paid-,.
$1,400. asking S550 OBO. Won't fit new
kitchen. Call 647-3834. 2tc2/7


For Sale. Oak Roll Top Desk. wood com-
puter desk & black bunk bed with full
bottom, twin top. Call 229-8079. it..

Large entertainment center, 3 pieces.
lighted, dark wood. Moved no room.
S250. Cost SI.200 new. Call 648-3071.
itc2/7

Matching couch & love seat. Couch
opens to queen size bed. Used 3 .Ts.
Dark blue with stnpes. Moved. no room.
now stored. Call 648-3071. ltc2/7

1 King. I twin mattress sets, used I
year. King headboard & frame: several
twin frames. Call 648-3074. ltc2,/7

I double mirrored dresser, $100; 50
ceramic molds and some green ware;
sell all or separate. Call 229-8829. ,ra/,71




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

Mexico Beach Mini

Storage Units, 6'x12',

and 12'x12'. 648-5146,

Anchor Realty

SUN & SAND MOBILE HOME PARK
Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-8201

Lot Rent RV & Boat Storage
5125 month '1.00 a day


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


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


Moving Sale: A Cherry dining set and
China Cabinet, Sunroom wicker furni-
ture & rug. 2 couches and a large coffee
table. Call 229-6859. 2tcl/31


Antique Hutch & Buffet matching. Dark'
colonng. $1,000. Call 229-7864 leave
Messagee. 3tc./24
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie;s
Trim Shop, 310 4th St.. PSJ tfc2/7


Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES,
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Oualr, Rehr,,hr,,g ,rce 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374


Garage Sale, 204 Gulf Aire Drive, Sat.,
Feb. 9th. 8:00" Ull 2.00. Furniture.
clothes, household items. Rain or
Shine. Itc2/7

Yard Sale, 2912 Garnson Ave., Ward
Ridge. Sat.. Feb. 9th. 8:00 am till? ,., :


Yard Sale. 743 Jones Homested Road.
Sat., Feb. 9th. 8:00 am till? Lots of
misc. items. ltc2/7

Multi Family Indoors Yard Sale, 212
Williams Ave.. Sat.. Feb. 9th. 8-00-1:00.
Clothes. Antiques. Collectables. Toys.
Furniture. Rain or Shine. ltp2/7

Yard Sale, 2048 Parker Ave.. Highland
View, Fn. & Sat.. Feb. 8th & 9th. 9:00
am-2-00 pm. Lots of misc. clothing all
sizes. kruck-knacks, etc. Rain Cancels.
ltc2/7

Yard Sale, Corner of Hwy. 98 and Bay
Street, St. Joe Beach. Fri. & Sat., Feb.
Sth & 9th. 5:00-4:00. Itp2/7

Moving Yard Sale. 2026 Marvin Ave..
Sat., Feb. 9th. 8:00-12:00. Cherry
Dining Set. Sun Room Furniture, two
couches & coffee table, patio furniture.
kitchen items. clothes, all sizes. Fisher
Price Motorcycle & 4 wheeler. Lots of
Everything. No Early Sales Please. Lp2




The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will be accepting
applications until Wednesday=:
February= Y 2002, 5:00 p.m., E.S.'B?
for following position: County
Probations Officer. Applicauons are
available at the Gulf County
Commission Office. 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Blvd.. Sr.. Room 302. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456 (850)229-6106,
Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m.-5:00
p.m.. E.S.T. All applicants must have a
valid Flonda's Drivers License, high
school diploma or equivalent, at least
18 years old., computer literate
(Windows 2000 and WordPerfect pre-
ferred), excellent people skills and certi-
fied with the Florida Criminal Justice
Standards or equivalent. Gulf County
enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy
and is an Equal
Opportunity./Atfirmative Active
Employer. /s/Carmen L. McLemore.
Chairman Attest:/s/Douglas C.
Birrrungham. Clerk. 2tc2/7


0 1

Consumer Services Representative
GT Com. a growing communications
company, seeks a CSR for their Port St.
Joe. Florida office. Successful candidate
will be responsible for providing excel-
lent customer care. knowledge and sale
of GT Corn's products & services, order
origination and data entry. Computer
usage with working knowledge of inter-
net along with excellent oral/written
communication skills a must. Minimum
of a 2 yr. college diploma or equivalent
required with prior experience a plus.
We offer a competitive salary and bene-
fits package including 401K and imme-
diate healthcare. Please respond In con-
fldence,.-ia mail .or fax to: ..
Susan Machemer,.
Human Resources Manager .
GTCoinm
P.O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, Flonda 32457
Fax: 850-229-8689
S EOE/MFDV '


-ltc2/.7


Marketing Assistant
GT Coim, a growing communications
company, seeks a Marketing Assistant
for their Port St. Joe, Florida office.
Successful candidate will be responsi-
ble for office & customer database
administration, "assisting in creative
design, development and Implementa-
tion of GT Comrn product line promo-
tions. Strong computer skills in MS
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and working
knowledge of internet along with excel-
lent oral/written communication skills
required. Minimum of a 2 yr. College
degree or equivalent required with mar-
keting and sales experience desired.
We offer a competitive salary and bene-
fits package including 401K and imme-
diate healthcare. Please respond in con-
fidence,.via mail or fax to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources Manager
GT Comn
P.O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
SFax: 850-229-8689
EOE/MFDV ltc2/7


100 Workers.Needed Assembly crafts,
wood items, materials provided. To
$480 + week. Free information package,
24 hrs. 801-428-4717. 2tp2/7

I love my job. Security Officer, need-
ed. 12 hr. shifts, Part-time. Must pass
background check and drug test.2 Call
229-7292 evenings. 2tp2/7


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will be accepting
applications until Wednesday.,
February 20. 2002, 5:00 p.m.. E.S.T..
for following position: Emergency
Management/9 1 1-Coordinator
Secretary. Applications are available at
the Gull County Commission Office.
1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd.. Sr.. Room
302, Port St. Joe. Florida 32456
(8501229-6106. Monday through
Friday, 8:00 a:m.-5:00 p.m., E.S.T. All
applicants must have a valid Flonda's
Drivers License, high school diploma or -
equivalent, at least 18 years old.Gulf
County erdorces a Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal
Opportunityv/Affirmative Active..
Employer. /s/Carmen L. McLemore.
Chairman Attest:/s/Douglas C.
Birmingham. Clerk. 2tc2/7:


Part Time Help needed in house. Call
648-6602. 2tc2/7

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOWI
TRAIN AT HOME IN THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE! No experience needed.
First year drivers with Werner earn
S700+ per week plus great benefits.
Don't travel out of state for CDL train-
ing. Trairung Is now available In your
real Get your career in gear. Call today
1-877-214-3624. 5tcl/31

Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting. Inc.. PO Box 18S,
Hosford. FL 32334. 850-379-8116. ...

Part-Time, Day & Evening positions.
Resident Care. call Parr at Gen-Care
850-647-2626. tfc2/7

CIVIL ENGINEERS & TECHNICIANS -
Civil Engineering Firm has immediate
need for engineers and engineering
Techrucians for office in Port St. Joe.
Florida. Entry level to ten years experi-
ence preferred. Send Resume to
Engineering Position". 401 Reid
Avenue, Port St. Joe. FL 32456. 3t,:i 24

Writer/Journalist position with bene-
fits. Send resume and samples of work
to The Star Publishing Company. P.O.
Box 308. Port St. Joe. FL 32457 -

Seeking Part-Time Office MGR/Book-
keeper, Port St. Joe. Responsible for
the daily bookkeeping and office man-
agement systems for a full service
Marina 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 arid Word 2000. Retail sales a
plus but not a requirement. Possibly
full-time after 6 months. Send resumes
to Manna, 340 W. 1st Street. Port St.
Joe, FL. U'c2/7

Cashier needed at Cape Trading Post.
please call Tarnmy at 229-8775. ucr2


LOST & FOUN


Lost: Small Black CD Case with CD's in
. Jones Homestead area. Lost around
Jan. 17th. Call 850-229-7177 after
5:00. ltc2/7




Full-Time & PRN, RN Position. Apply
at Marquis Home Health In
Apalachicola. Ask for Sandy Watson at
653-1111. EOE/Drug Free Work Place.
2tc1/31

CNA/Per-diem Apply at Marquis
Home Health in Apalachicola. Ask for
Sandy Watson at 653-1111. EOE/Drug
Free Work Place. 2tcl/31

1A54 ,,[,:Itoll I: -


12" Kicker subwoofer with enclosure
s 150. two Yamaha 6x9" speakers in
enclosures, $40, JBL 4x45 watt amp,
$175, PPI 2x60 watt .amp, $175. Call
Jason at 653-1778. 2tp2/7

Ruger Mini-14 Stainless, Synthetic,
with high cap mags, $500. Ruger MKII
.22LR Stainless, $275. Ruger 10/22,
$225. Kalishnlkov 7.62x39 w/ammo,
$350. Call Jason.at 653-1778. 2tp2/7

1977 Coleman pop-up camper, $500.
Call 648-2438 after 5:30 Eastern time.
tfc2/7

13 foot Shasta travel trailer, sleeps 4
needs work but, but clean. $175 or best
offer Howard Creek, 827-6408. ltc2/7

Horse trailer good floor & new bearings
and tires. $650 OBO. Call 827-8824.
ltp2/7

Big Screen TV for sale. Take on small
payments. Good credit required. 1-800-
398-3970. 2tpl/31

For Sale, Maternity clothes, sizes small
to large, $50 if interested call 827-8429.
3tcl/31

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.netf2/7


2 fenced comer lots, 3 bedroom, 1 bath
house in Wewahitchka, FL. $57,000.
Call 850-639-4859. tfc2/7


Two cribs ($5), three cribs ($25), seven
children's bookshelves or ."cubbies"
($30), assorted chairs and Children's
toys. Call 227-1145, M-F,8:00 a.m. to
5:00 pm. itc2/7




Tax Time Home Buyers! Bnng m your
W-2. W\e process in as little as 24 hours.
Zone III's in stock; 850-785-3302. 21.1/31

70x14 2 bedroom. 2 bath mobile home
Central heat & .air.x-ith washer/dryer.
$5,000 rent to own or S4,000 cash. Call
850-648-8940. ltc2/7.

First Time Home Buyers! Several to
choose from and ready to move in.
Payments starting under $260. 850-
785-3302. "2tci/31

Mobile Homes For Sale, S 1.500 ,
$3,500, call 647-5106. Lfc2/7.

Only 3 Left! 3 bedroom. 2 bath ready to
move in. No credit needed. From S999
down. Call today 850-785-3302. .,:




8 month old, small white Spitz. Free to
a good home with backyard. Loving and'
house trained. Call 229-8829. tfc2/7 .




Wewa Home Getaway. Super ruce 2
bedroom, I bath cabin built on pilings,
carport. boat storage underneath, big
screen porch/deck, beauufifl wooded .
lot. paved street. Convenient to RJiver & ,
Dead Lakes S49.900. Call 850-785-
7936. tlc2 '7

For Sale By Owner, Cape San Blas. 2
bedrooms. 2 baths BARRIER DUNES
1#7S. New townhorrie. 257 Parksde
Circle. Great location near tenrus court
& new pool. Tastefully furnished.
8179,500 firm. Call 850-227-7477 for
appointment. No Realtors Please. ,E.ip2 "

For Sale By Owner. 1994, 14x74
mobile home with property, 55x110 sq.'
ft., zoned for area 3. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
Bay View. parual pnvacy fence. Good
ConditJUon. Asking S39.900. HighJand
View area. For inquires call 229-7099
(work) or 229-7139 ihorrel teave mes-
sage a.t 229-649 litp2. 7

For Sale By Owner, 2 bedroom, 2 1./2
bath new townhouse in NMexico Beach.
AlU appliances, great rental potenual. by
appointment only, 8205.000. Call 850- ,
227-3397 leave message. tfc2/7 i

For Sale, 2 bedroom, I bath on comer
lot in Wewa. House newlv remodeled.
perfect for small family. Nice area near,
school. For more info call Susie at 904--
845-3707 after 6 pm or 904-879-423'1.
MUST SELL IMMEDIATELY!! Asking
S29.900. 2tc2/7

Lots For Sale. 16 lots with restrictons
ranging from .72 acres to .5 acres at the
intersecuon of Hwy. 386 and South
Long Road. south of the Overstreet
bridge. Lot pnce 825,000 each. Owner
will finance with 100" down, 100o inter-
est for 10 years. Call 217-7294. tfc2/'7

HOUSE IN WEWA 3 bedroom, 2 bath -
on large lot with above ground swim-
ming pool. Well cared home, 436 N.
Hwy. 71. Contact, Bob Nacrelli or Ed
Robertson, Century 21 for appointment.
784-9990. 3tcl//31

1300 sq, ft. house, 5 minutes .framr
beach or golf course. $130,00. OBO.1
Seller motivated. 'Call 229-9597 for
information and appointment ask for
Manca. : 4tcl/31

Two beautiful wooded lots, Atlantic
Street, St. Joe Beach. 1 1/2 blocks from
beach. Each lot 75x160. 3 bedroom, 2
bath mobile home on property. Covered
porch, deck, large storage shed and
deep well. $137,500. Call 647-8662.
3tcl/31 .

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 arid deep well.
Below market value. Call 850-647-
3949, 800-476-2984, or 850-944-0148.
tfc2/7
For Sale By Owner, 4 bedroom, 3 bdth
home on 3 lots In St. Joe, with chain
link fence, screen porch, spacious fami-
ly room with gas fireplace, garage, cen-
tral heat and air. Master suite with cus-
tom bath & walk in closet, 24x32
shop/garage. By appointment only,
$198,000. Call 850-227-3397 leave
message, tfc2/7

FOR SALE BY OWNER 38th Street,
Mexico Beach. New Beach side
Townhome, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths,
ceramic tile, Berber carpet, all new'
appliances. Gulf View, Just steps to.
beach and City Pier. $195,000. Possible
owner financing. ,Call 850-229-7827 or '
770-479-0331. tfc2/7

Buy your piece of paradise from a
million dollar producer. Call Charlotte
Sanford at Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty Today, 850-648-5767. 4tcl/24

WATER FRONT HOMES & LAND. Take
a VIRTUAL TOUR on the Internet at
www.cmontford.com or call 647-3333-
ask for Charles Montford, Anchor
Realty & Mortgage Co. 10tp l/24


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2002 PAGE 7C

PUBI NOTICES


S. .RATES: ^ r
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2 00 for each additional week, plus 5<
for each additional word per week.
Call 227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP


MEXICO BEACH ST. JOE BEACH
Homes and Vacant Land. Ask for Joan
Lovelace. Your Beach Realtor. Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty, 648-5767. tlc/7
Home For Sale, St. Joe Beach, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, 2254 sf on 2 lots, 3 blocks
from Gulf, CH/A, 2 car garage,
boathouse, storage shed, fenced back
yard, deck, well maintained home &
lawn. $155,00.0. By owner. Shores
Home. Call 647,8270. 4tpl/17
1200 SQ. FT. HOME FOR SALE BY
OWNER 9217 Auger Ave., Beacon Hill.
1 block from" beach, some beach view
'from back patio. Potential to add a sec-
ond floor or deck and have a great Gulf.
View. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Priced to
sale. Call 647-5998. tfc2/7
FOR SALE BY OWNER, Cape San Blas,
2 bedroom, 2 bath, BARRIER DUNES
#24 townhome, 3 years old, great loca-
tion, GULF VIEW from both decks,
never rented, immaculate and beauti-
fully furnished,, all. upgrades and
amenities, 2 pools, tennis courts; direct,
boardwalk to the beach, $225,000 firm.
Call 850-227-9597 for appointment. No
Realtors, please.- 4tpl/17
For Sale, 950+/- sq. ft. office, building
downtown Port St. Joe. Formerly doc-
tor's office. Contact Russ at 229-9776
or 229-8211. tfc2/7




Tax Professional, IRS problem' solver,,
accounting "and bookkeeping, 30 years
experience. Bill Hopfmann, 647-6099 or
647-8279. 5tcl/31:
Construction Consulting Co. Home
Inspection. 850-874-0767. Board
Certified Construction. & Home
Inspector. RHI4803 CC15967. 13tpi/24
Pet Sitting, Mail and Plants too. Call
229-7853. 2tp2/7


Angels on Earth





Rome Care


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 01-4097
Division: __
Ricardo Evans,
Petitioner
and
Nicole S. Cobb,'
Respondent.
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE


TO: (name of Respondent) Nicole Sheree Cobb
(Respondent's last known address) unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to It on (name
of Petitioner) Ricardo Evans, whose address Is 712
Satsum Avenue, Panama City. FL 32401. on or
before (date) Feb. 19, 2002. and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at (clerk's address) 300 E. 4th
St., Panama City, FL 32401, before service on peti-
tioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this,


case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review'these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Fcu Florida Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING:: Rule 12.286, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result in sanc-


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garage Great landscaping on. 1 1/2 lots at boasts numerous
$179,000. upgrades, covered
$179,000. W--parking two corn-
forIable decks. And
Al is offered partially
furnished at
77? $219,900.
GREAT AREA, GREAT PRICE Neat as a p.n
Home on 2 spacious lois Many extras -. ------ -----
including vaulted ceilings irrigation well, .. ..
greal workshop, and only a stone's throw to
Hwy 98 the Bay or the airport Offered
mostly furnished and perfect for a family or INCREDIBLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYI THE
a pilot. Only $64,900. CAPE TRADIN' POST Includes convenience


GREAT HOME OR BUSINESS OPPQRTUNITYI
Owner will consider 'financing or joint ven-
ture on6 this Grand 5 BR/4 BA Gulf View
Beauty. Recently upgraded inside and out,
owner will include adjoining lot.as well. A
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furnished. This e /5 n e'boasts
numwutl s *clBi a new roof, fresh
pai ,j.ie. 0e, as'well as a comfortable
sun fn, with [acuzzi and an inground.sprin-
kler system. Situated on 1.5 lots. This home is
located in one of the most convenient areas of
Poart St. Joe. Priced to sell @ $159.900. -


store,. gas station and over 200 feet of high-
way frontage. $995,900. Cabins and
Campground ,also available





BEAUTIFUL VI S Abound from this 1st tier
lot in Two Palms subdivision. Spacious and
high, this lot is located on a quiet cul-de-sac.
$175,000. REDUCED $160,000.






GULF FRONT ON CAPE SAN BLASI Enjoy
panoramic views and incredible sunsets from
your own sunny decks. This large 4 BR/3.5
BA beauty includes a separate apartment
with private entrance and great rental poten-
tial. New appliances, and A/C make this one
to see. Perfectly priced @ $444,000.


1.9 ACRES ON BEAUTIFUL ST. JOE BAYI "QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN EASIPUlNI" is home
With 115' of bay frontage, .this picturesque to this 3 BR/2 BA Fleetwood Beauty. Plenty of
homesite is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and room on this fenced acre lot including work-
has septic, tank and driveway in place.,A shop, scallop-shell drive, and lush landscap-
Bargain @ $225,000. ing. Only $79,900.


Cozy 2 BRQt Ie ward Creek.
Vaulted Ceilings' Firepla f afoge, Boat House, and More!


"Gulf View lot in Treasure Shores..$86,000.
Commercial Lot in Port St. Joe. 50'X170'+- $39,900
Cape San Bias Shores Gulf View. 3 Lots for only $129,000.
Gulf Front Homesite bordering State Park. 50' X 367'+-. $650,000.
, Iommercial on. C9g,..Saa Bla,,,,Almngst one acre wit lo200- f;e.j .f rntage at
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0102-15 ,,
The Gulf County ,Board of County Commissloners
' will receive bids from any person, company, or cor--
poration interested In 'providing the., following,
goods/service:
S6-12 Sets of Structural Fire P.P.E.
(Janesville Commando Series or.
Equivalent) '
bid pri.: t... incl,,d dell. cier. rd 'the delivery date
ri-i. r. --e _eqllle,: Liqui. ted damrage, of$25.00per
aiv', Il ie j ;, ..'e.z l f.-r et3 ri *a. goods remain
undeli ..red
Fe,.i-ll,:a .n filr bn ,:,l[ n:.J Lhe Clelr -
,.'.iT:e ,stJir ,,.:.unr, ,10,r1h, ,.u; Is"ir C e.-:ll ,*
-'._..trlr, Sr Bl.d ront.,, t i Fc.-i St ,J:e riorid.J
Que.urn st,ouid be .irccrtcd io White City,Fire
D'eportmeni Tf -trur r l.i.;ha.: L; Hammond at
/ |lI-' :,| "- 5 144 '. *
PFrie inicitc .:n i-he r'. i.hpe YOUR COMPANY
NAME Lli3 EI.l: -i SEALED BID and in ,lude the,
BID NUMBER
Bids will be received until Mionday. February
I. 2002 at 5 00p m E.S T. at the Office or
the Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G.
Costin. Sr. Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.
The Board r.,r-.e: r.ne rige t .: rcjei't any and all
bid's..
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ C rniri, L .l.:.:m.:.re Cl-,dtr,'
Attest:' Doglas C. Birir .gr.a.m' .::r .r
2tc. January I air.. February'7, 2002.
IN TE CIRCUITCOURT OF THE ,,
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY FLORIDA

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tions, including dismissal or striking of plead-
ings.
Dated Jan. 8, 02.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Christine' Caswell
4tc. January 24 and 81, February 7 and 14, 70.2
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0102-16 ,
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bidwafrom any person, company, or cor-
poration Interested In providing a lease or lease-
purchase agreement for the following:
(11 12.000 sq. ft Building on 1.91
acres located Inside the Gulf County
Industrial Park located on Highway 71
in Gulf County, Florida.
Included In the bid proposal the following should be
stated: Number of Initial employees. Projected
Number of Employees after 5 years. Average Wage of
all employees, and Type of Business. If anyone has
any questions, please, contact, Chief Administrator:s
Office at (850) 229-6111. 1000 Cecil G..Costin. Sr.
Blvd.. Room 302, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Please indicate 'on the envelope that this, is a
SEALED BID 'and .Include the BID NUMBER and
what the bid Is for. '
Bids will be. received until Monday. February. 11,
2002 at 5:00.p.m.. E.S.T. at the Office of the Clerk
of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Room 148,
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.'
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS .
S. /s/Carmen L McLemore, Chairman'
Attest: Douglas. C. Birmingham, Clerk
2tc, January 31'and February.7, 2002 .


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Melynda A. Mooneyham.
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: (name of Respondent) Melynda A. Mooneyham
(Respondent's last known address) Ramada Limited;
Tallahassee, FL
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, If any, to it on (name
of Petitioner) Robert Jason Mooneyham, whose
address Is 4712 Hwy. 71S. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
on or before (date) March 4, 2002, and file the orig-
inal with the' clerk of this Court at (clerk's address)
1000 Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. before
service on 'petitioner or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to, do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court. documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office reotified of. your current
address. '(You may file Notice of Current
Address, <3o Flo.da Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be 'mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Ruled of Procedlure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents and informa-
lon. Failure to comply can result in sanc-
lions. Including dismissal or striking of plead-*
Ings.
Dated Jan. 25. 2002.
LERJK ,F THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
'2tc, January 31 and February 7. 2002.
IN THE COUNTY COURT.
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 01-345-CC
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK,
a Florida corporation, .
Plaintiff.
.vs.. P'
HC CONLEY, HENRY. CLAYION
.-OriLE, .iLSHi-lA J.' cLEi
-n are-', unkro.-n t ipous ten-artl.
heir-- ci ev n .lranrtee. a4 ignrc .r,
:nerrx:r iJ-, l.-:te m :,-. .:,thur ,:lam nLa
*:lh3iniri Lrnr,:,,ir n g r uncier .
-i,: :'C,_ l n
Defend arnit
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice,is hli.reb, gn.r, h pursuant to a
Summary Final Juagmentr i Foreclosure dated
January 28,'2002, and entered in Civil Case No. 01-
345-CC of the County Court In and for Gulf County,
wherein WVEV'.AHITC:HihA. STATE BANK Is' the
Plaintiff and HC CONLEY HEINR' CLAYTON CON-
LEY,' and i.;,SHLA ADAM I CCNLEY are the
'&efrndc-i; i ,*iIl tell t.:. the hlghest bldaer for cash
S ir-e ,:.nt dour :,' the ',ulf ,c,.ur,3 CCurthouse in
P.nSt Joe Flo.ida ai 11:00 a.m., EST. on the 19th
iJc. FFeorunart 20.1' tiK e i'jl'l.hing a.'..crnbbd pr.p
err, : ,i l'.:r.nh in i3 Finr,l judgmrr.nten [u h.it
L.r, 4.- 43 a4nd 44- Sl:ck F ll in *College
Farh _a ub-l i :.-nIr, in e s3hitl:hka
Florida., as per plat filed in the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. In 'and for Gulf .
County. Florida, Plat Book 1. Page 13.
'DATED this 28th day of January, 2002.
lerlk .:.I ,ir.: li C i l.
SBy: s/ B. Justice
: Deputy Clerk
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