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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: March 7, 2002
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Sharks Final Four

Bound
Photos and story Pg. 10OA
The Star Gets DSL
Photos and story Pg. IOA
Judge Smiley

S Speaks at PSJHS
Photos arid story Pg. .1B

United Way Awards
Photos and story Pg..8A
Police Reports Pg. 6A


Sports
Obituaries


Pg. 1OA
Pg. 5B


School News Pg. '6B
Worship Choices Pg. 4B
Trades & Svcs Pg 12B


* PSJ Comm.


Approve Tax


Incentives


Ec. Dev. Plan

Port St. Joe city commission -
ers unanimously agreed to word-
ing in Ordinance No. 285 which
brings ad valorem tax exemptions
to the table as part of the city's
economic development package.
The city's new tax incentive
plan allows for' the board to grant
ad valorem tax relief based on a
formula/point system that mea-
sures the amount of economic
infrastructure, wage rate. and
number of jobs. Points are award-
ed from one through five in all
three categories' and the board
would consider each applicant's
request oh a case by case basis.
According to the ordinance.
new or expanding businesses will
be considered equally with a max-
imum of 100c exemption for up
to LO years'being the most bene-
fits offered. The duration and
amount of tax abatement will be
pi based on the investment. wages,
s- and/ number of jobs a participat-
ing business would be generating
into the community.
Centennial Building
Refurbishing
; .,Preble-Rish, Inc. engineer Bill
Kennedy updated commissioners
on the $361,196 Centennial
Building renovation project which
included revenue of a chart
depicting scope and time frame of,
work to be done.
According to Kennedy, excep-
tions and provisions have been.
(See CITY on Page 3A)

Bids Opened for
Construction of
Wewa Library
by Tim Croft
Fisher Construction of
Wewahitchka was the low bidder
among 10 companies across the
Panhandle who bid to construct
the- new Wewahitchka Charles
Whitehead Memorial Public
Library.
The Fisher bid was
$275,267.04. The bid will be
reviewed by the city attorney, city
officials, the Friends of the Library
and officials of the regional library
system before going before city
commissioners Monday for final
approval.
Groundbreaking for the
library is 10:30 a.m. CT March
15.
The $512,274 cost to con-
struct the library is being paid
through a state grant which
"requires a 50-50 match from local
officials.
The local match was met as
Sthe city provided the land, adja-
cent to City Hall and valued at
$128,000, while the Friends of the
Library raised $130,000. The
final $20,000 in that fundraising
effort came from the Gulf County
Commission.
However, city officials, con-
templating the cost of outfitting
the library the size of which has
grown even before construction -
with shelves, computers, chairs
and the like, still encourage any-
one interested to donate to the
library fund. For example, the
Friends of the Library is still sell-
ing bricks for the structure at
$100 apiece;
The library is named for
Whitehead, a Panama City busi-
nessman who donated $50,000 to
the effort.


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War's Tragedy


Hits Home


Former Resident Christopher M. Blaschum Pays Ultimate Price


by Tim Croft
To know "Christopher M.
Blaschum, friends said, was to
never forget the Navy L4t.
Commander and pilot.
Whether it was his positive
outlook and ready smile, the bear-
ing and charisma that drew peo-
ple to his orbit or his devotion to
country, Blaschum, or "Basher"
as he was nicknamed, was one of
those folks who leave indelible
footpnnts in their wake.
"When you've been here a
long time, there are certain stu-
dents that stick out," said Port St.
Joe High School teacher Sarah
Johnson. "He was one of those
students. He was just a fine
wholesome young man in all
ways. He was certainly one of
those you remember."
So as flags at Port St. Joe
schools flew at half-mast this
week. folks around the county
remembered Blaschum. a 1984
graduate of Port St. Joe High who
was killed Saturday during a


training mission in the Mediter-
ranean Sea.
His F-14 Tomcat fighter went
into the water immediately after
taking off from the USS John F.
Kennedy aircraft carrier, which
was on its way to participate in
the war in Afghanistan, according
to a statement from the U.S. Sixth
Fleet':based in Italy.
The cause of the crash was
unknown and under investiga-
tion. though early indications
pointed to a mechanical malfunc-
tiocn.
Blaschum. the 35-year-old
son of local resident Pat Johnson.
and his navigator ejected from the
plane and were recovered. The
navigator survived. but Blaschum
was killed. Both men were based
out of Oceana Naval Air Station in
Virginia Beach.
The crash occurred during
routine training exercises south of
Crete. The John F. Kennedy will
soon relieve the carrier USS
Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian


Economy Brightens


For Gulf County Area;


Permits Blast Record


by Tim Croft
While the national mood
'darkehed the- second half of last
year. the economic outlook was
much brighter for Northwest
Florida, according to a report from
the Haas Center for Butsiness
Research and Economic Develop-
ment at the University of West
Florida.
And according to information
from the county Planning and
Building Department the local
outlook keeps getting sunnier,
with 141 permits issued in
February for homes and buildings
worth nearly S23 million. That fig-
ure does not include miscella-
neous permits.
Additionally, the building
department reported that sales ,of
building perrrmiuts this fiscal year,
which began in October. have
already exceeded the S286.174 in
revenue generated during all' of
the previous fiscal year. After
sales of more than 8227,000 in
February alone, the department
has generated $323.500.95 in
sales of building permits since
October 1.
Meanwhile, in Northwest'
Florida as. a whole, more than
8,800 jobs were 'added in the 16-
county region during the third
quarter of 2001, compared to the
Same period in 2000, an increase
of nearly 2 percent.
The region's unemployment
rate, which reflects only the num-
ber of people applying for or
receiving unemployment benefits,
dropped slightly to 3.52 percent
from 3.59 percent for the third
quarter of 2000.
"The effects from the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11 have, for the
most part, yet to be felt in the
region," according -to the UWF
report, which cited the region's
high concentration of defense-
related jobs as well as the fact
that the area's tourists arrive pre-.
dominantly by car rather than air.
Gulf County was one of four
counties in the region that did riot
see its unemployment rise com-
pared to 2000. The county's
unemployment rate fell to 4.69
percent from 5.38 percent during
the 2001 third quarter.
It was just two years ago that
the county's unemployment rate
resided in the neighborhood of 20
percent.
While Calhoun, Jackson and
Liberty counties all lost jobs dur-
ing the 2001 third quarter com-
pared to the previous year, Gulf
added 157 new jobs. Franklin
County added 302 new jobs.
During the 2001 third quar-
ter, Franklin County had the
region's lowest unemployment
rate (2.3 percent), Holmes County


the highest l(.6 percent).
Additionally, taxable sales,
adjusted for seasonal' -factors.


Sea, where the carriers are
deployed as platforms to prose-
cute the air war in Afghanistan.
Blaschum is survived by his
%11fe Jodi and .sons Max, 8, and
Jack, 6.


He also leaves behind warm
memories for those who. crossed
his path after he came to Port St.
Joe as a teenager.
"He was a fine, sweet young
man," said an emotional Lewana


Patterson, who taught Blaschum
at Port St. Joe High. "He was very
sweet, very special."
STo a former student two years
behind Blaschum at Port St. Joe.
(See HERO on Page 3A)


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Flags flew at half mast on poles at local schools this week in honor of Port St. Joe High School
graduate Chris Blaschum. His 1984 senior portrait is inset in the photo above,


Despite cold temperatures.
the Gull County Chamber of
Commerce annual dinner drew a
record crowd to the Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe Monday


St. Joe, and all the people who
make it possible. The Chamber
extends a very large 'thank you' to
so many people."
Awards were presented to


l.I.- ,
Ken Murphy receives Lifetime Achievement Award 'rom
President Shirley Ramsey


night. According to. lifetime
Chamber member and past hon-
oree George Core, this was the
largest attended chamber dinner
ever. "I remember when five mem-
bers were the Chamber," he said.
Over 165 members and interested
citizens from the Gulf County area
attended.
"We are delighted with the
turnout for this year's annual din-
ner," said Sandra B. Chafin, the
Chamber's executive director.
"Despite the bitter.cold our mem-
bers and other interested citizens,
both vital to the Chamber's work;
braved the weather to join in cele-
brating our businesses, the suc-
cessful life we have here in Port,


three members: Ken Murphy-
Lifetime Achievement; George
Duren-Small Business of the
Year; and David Warriner-
Member of the Year.
The Lifetime Achievement
Award recognizes someone within
the community who has through
his or her -efforts contributed
immeasurably to the well-being of
Gulf. County. Ken Murphy cer-
tainly fits that criteria, having
donated thousands of hours to
various functions during the 41
years he has been a resident of
the county.
After a career in law enforce-
ment, he took early retirement in
1985, but has spent the ensuing


years serving the community. One
of the hobbies he took up was
wood. working, and many senior
citizens have benefitted from a
wheel chair ramp, new shelving,
or needed repairs. -
During the years his daugh-
ters, Janet Hogan and Cindy
Murphy, were growing up, the
family sang together, and Ken had
to learn to keep the sound equip-
ment functioning. Fromi that
*beginning, others soon learned to
call upon him if they needed
sound at any function.
He would arrive with his own
equipment, set it up, and stay for,
hours running it. He would sit in
the hot sun or the freezing cold,
never complaining, and see to it
that the sound system worked
r-egardless of conditions.
Throughout the years his
assistance has been invaluable to
local pageants, festivals, and the
Gulf County Junior Miss pro-
gram. He not only furnished the
sound equipment for the events'
but would videotape the events,
providing contestants with cher-
ished memories of the event.
He epitomizes what a volun-
teer should be-unselfish dedica-
tion,reliability, and a
demonstration of love for church,
youth, and community.


George Duren was recognized
as the Small Business of the Year
for the significant impact he made
ldst year to the economic well-
being of the community. He never
faltered in his belief in the future
of Port St. Joe and the surround-
ing area. In a time of uncertainty
concerning its economic future,
he chose to take a leap of faith
and invest heavily in that future.
Through-his vision and a
tremendous faith that God would
provide for our community, he
and his wife made a monumental
financial commitment to help
insure that future when they
undertook to build the Port City
Shopping Center and Duren's
Piggly Wiggly. Through that effort
numerous flew jobs have been
created, and will continue to
-increase.
David Warriner was recog-
nized as Member of the Year for
the tremendous commitment and
financial investment in the
Chamber that go above and
beyond the call of duty. He and
his wife continue to invest in our
community as they renovate the
Twin Palms Shopping Plaza and
the Port City Inn.
George Core inducted the new
Chamber president, Karen Law-
(See CHAMBER on Page 9A)


Murphy Receives Lifetime Achievement



Award During Chamber of Comm. Dinner


Post Office Parking Lot Being Repaired
The owner of the Post Office building and property will be
having the parking lot repaired during the weeks of March 5th
through 14th. His intentions are to begin demolition and repair
of the parking lot on Tuesday morning, March 5th and hopeful-
ly be finished by Friday, March 15th.
The entrance from Garrison Avenue and the exit onto Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd. (Highway 71) will be closed to all traffic dur-
ing this time period. They will temporarily open the rear
entrance, on 6th Street, to the employee parking area for cus-
tomers to enter, and then park on the Garrison Avenue side of
the building.
Due to the parking lot being repaired you will not be able to
drive by the outside collection boxes. There are collection slots
inside the post office along with 10 blue collection boxes in our
delivery area.
Please call 229-8657 if you do not know of a collection loca-
tion near you for the deposit of your mail. Thank you for your
patience with these improvements, and we apologize for any
temporary inconvenience that these repairs will cause you.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2002


* FLORIDA *
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Huc44k e D'044, W4it KC4 by KesleyColbert


When the Regulator is the


Regulater... Watch Out!!!

Two examples of the regulators being the regulators who have
zeroed their crosshairs on folks in this area are FEMA and the FWC
heads.
Both of these groups have made moves that are drastically affect-
ing many local folks, and they really don't seem to care a whole lot
about the consequences of their actions. FEMA and the FWC seem
almost to be using their "powers" (intentionally or accidentally) to hurt
people paying their salaries without just cause.
FWC has been in the news over recent weeks as Circuit Judge
Sanders Sauls, of Wakulla, has ruled in favor.of fishermen's use of the
Pringle/Crum net. Basically what Judge Sauls has ruled is that the
voters of the State of Florida voted in favor of limiting commercial fish-
ing nets, not banning them as the FWC has seemingly tried to
"stretch" the amendment to mean.
Fishermen have been in and out of court challenging FWC's "inter-
.pretation" of the amendment and the agency's tacking on new rest ric-
tions beyond the restrictions that voters placed on fishermen through
the'passage of the amendment.
It's not like FWC is even trying to hide its ,objectives to eradicate
commercial fishermen.-I guess they figure if you limit fishing nets to
the point fishermen can't make a living, you won't have to worry about
them having enough revenues to challenge new regulations in court
either. Thank goodness Pringle/Crum have hung in there-now that
the final decision seems to be heading to the Florida Supreme Court
and is'out of the hands of FWC, I like the fishermen's chances.
FEMA is the other regulator playing judge and jury. They decided
to revamp flood maps along the coast and, using a rabbit out of the
hat technique, set higher flood probability levels over much of Cape
San Blas. Now they told property owners that they could appeal. the
process if they prove that the property in question is not at a higher
risk of flood.
Here I am, confused again. I would have thought that before FENL"A
would determine an area to have a higher probability of flooding, the
agency would have conducted a complete study. Wrong. .FEMA did
not conduct tests or do studies to set these new risk ratings. ,
Seems kind of strange when you read a letter sent to Senator G ra -
ham's office from FEMA., It states that efforts by Cape property ow\n-
ers to file appeals of the process didn't meet FEMA- requirements to
affect the proposed floOd map changes. Residents' didn't have good
enough scientific data for their appeals to be, considered.
What FENA'Ls regulations would require is wave height analysis.p
transect of area (profile of elevations from the Gulf bottom inland) and.
of course, a coastal engineer's support and guidance through the
process.. -
Thanks mostly to the help of Congressman AJlen Boyd, Gulf Coun-
ty, and members of the Gulf County Coastal Development Association
the new flood zone proposed by FENLU has been removed. However.
many property owners are still wanting to know why their appeals are
not being'considered by FENMA. After, all. property owners' appeals
were based on more scientific data than what FENL used to set the
new flopd zone areas in the first place. Hopefully. our congressman
and senator can give us a hand on this matter again.


Pull theoCurtain or Pledge theFlag

Seems that media covering state legislators have met with criti-
cism for not pledging the flag when session opens. One reporter for the
Tallahassee Democrat justified the press'' action by explaining that
they are behind clear glass in a separate, yet adjoining. press cover-
age room. .
Well, you know. ,what they say about folks who' live. i" 'glass hous-
es--they are highly susceptible, to rock attacks. While I understand
reporters in the room may be working separated from. and maybe are
not even hearing what's going on, what. folks are seeing 'f them as
others pledge the flag doesn't look real good. .
Rather than try to justify, politicize, make. explanation or do what
some might even consider to be making excuses, why not just close
the curtain or pledge the flag. Pledging the flag' sounds like a good way'
to start the day. even for reporters.


I stood silently, not hearing a
word of the idle chatter going on
around me. My mind was focused
on the little air plane standing
alone on that giant sea of concrete.
They said it- wasn't gonna be a


Pedalin' Hard


small plane!
I've gotten bigger 1Ning things
out of Cracker Jack boxes!
Listen. I ve never even flown on
those big let commercial things
but a couple of time . and it
was near 'bout a national cniis
then! 1 take literally Matthew 28:20
where our Lord and Savior clearly
says in big red ink, "and, low, I am
:with you... "
The whole tiling is,Chris King's
fault. I tried to kill him one time
back in 1971 and he just won't get


over it. 'Come-on Kes, I want you
to fly downT to Orlando and tell a
couple of your stories. It won't take
much time, and besides. it will be
a lotta fun!"
Well. I hope someone leans
over and slaps my back when the
hilanty begins!
SI was trying to spot the driver
of that tiny plane. I didn't see any-
one wearing a captain's suit. I
noticed Dr. O0 out there around the
plane, kicking the tires and mov-
ing things back and forth and


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studying on the underbelly of that
thing. I didn't know if he was going
with us or not but he sure looked
like he had some of the same con-
cerns that I did.
The last thing CaLhy said to
me when I left home was to be sure
and fasten my s-eat belt. I had
.thought about that on the ride to
the .airport. Let's see, that engine
conks out at forty-three. thousand
feet and, we start hurdling at, the
ground at eleven hundred and' fifty
feet per second--I want them to, be
sure to note on my tombstone that
I had my seat belt fastened! I '
Chris was very reassuring,
"Don't worry about that.. This
plane has two engines."
Which means it will fall t(vice
as fast'
I appeared to be the only sane
one in this group. Everyone else
was talking and laughing as they
climbed up the four steps to get
into that flying soapbox. It was as
if they expected to get to Orlando
unscathed!
"Kes, since this is your. first
time and you are prone to get ciar-
sick why don't you ride up front by
the pilot. Sit right there in the right
hand seat." .
People, there were buttons and
gauges and switches and cowl flap
knobs and Ram Air Pulls and Turn
Coordinators and Digital Fuel Flow
Meters from one end of that instru-
ment panel to the other! I didn't
know my pitch from mYvyaw! And I
was wondering if NAVONIATIC did-
n't have something to do with a car
the Chevrolet people put out back
in the early 60's when Dr. 0 came
in and sat down in the pilot's seat.
:Well, naturally, I'm thinking,
what kind of deal is this? But
before.I can say anything ,r get my.
seat belt undone to get -off this
thing, he flips a switch or two,
turns a knob and propellers start
to rotate ...
I tried to tell him I wasn't going
to belany help. but he had those
big earphones on and he was
studying on a book that had a
bunch of pictures of airports in it.
Good grief, the problem with living
with a doctor is if something goes
wrong-won't nobody be able to
read the log book to understand
what happened to us.
We started down that runway
and let me tell you, my flaps were
up!
We were about five thousand
feet and climbing when I gdt to
thinking about a recent crash
down in Jamaica or Costa Rica ...
I believe I read that planer was
overloaded. We didn't have' any
luggage.' If the command, came
Sovetf the"intercom to lighten the
load.. ... I got'to looking'arotund 'at
who I was going to:throw off this
aircraft!'
Chris was allot'younger .tian
me. And bigger and stronger I fig-
uted I'd leave him alone. Besides,.I
wouldn't have anyone to introduce
me if. he doesn't make' it: to
(See KESIjEY ON. PAGE 3)


Tuning Up My Volume


...and Trning Down the TV's


SOME 15 YEARS AGO my.
wife Frenchie began to badger me
about the fact she claimed I could-
n't hear. She would .speak to me,
arnd I wouldn't pay her any atten-
tion. So to pacify her, I bought'
myself a hearing aid which I
seldom, if ever, wore
;On occasions, I would put'it in
my ear. but not ireiry often.
Well, about a year or two'ago,
she started in again. The television
wias always turned up too loud for
her, she claimed. She always
mumbled when she talked I
claimed. She never told me any-
thing ... I claimed.
Smudgie never had any trou-
ble communicating with me. When
she would want to be put out for a
short period of time, she would
jump in my lap and begin to lick
me under the chin. Then she
would get down on the floor and
twist round and round.. .'a sure-
fire sign that she wanted to go out!

ALL OF THESE subtle signs


kept being dropped: Frenchie kept
:mumbling. and the .television
remained' loud-sd she claimed!
Number one .son, Ray, came
by the other day and said, "Daddy,
SI'm going to have myihearing test-
ed 'in a few days. Would you like to'
go with me?" .
My schedule was open and I
had nothing else to do, so I-said I'd'
ride along with him. He. had a
number of errands to run in addi-
tion to going by the hearing tester.
We got over to Panama City
and arrived at the hearing place he!
was going to. We waited a few min-
.utes.. and Ed Payne came. back'
from lunch and greeted us.


Ray had been using Ed Payne
for his hearing problems for near-
vly 30 '\ears. so they were old
friends.
He told Ed he wanted' to get
his heanng tested and replace one
;ofhis hearing'aids.
Then 'as sort of an after
thought. he turned to me a-nd
asked. 'Do you- want to get your
hearing tested while we are here?"
A'set up!

I RELUCTANTLY AGREED to
#submit .to a hearing test' and 'Ed
set to the task of test-ng my. hear-
ing .
.After he had spent about 20


minutes .of, "Do you hear this?".
"Do you hear that:'
"Repeat these words as I say
them."
"Is:this volume too loud?"
"Tell me' when it sounds just
night i- .
SWe diddled around with
"beeps" ard "whistles" for a while
and then he came into the "box" I
was sitting in and showed me a
graph which showed my hearing
was 45% gone in one ear and 65%
gone in the other ear.
All that from bells, whistles
and repeating words!
; I heard OK.
I heard all I wanted to hear!
I didn't have to hear better in
order to read a book.

RAY ASSURED ME. that old
Ed Payne wasn't just trying to sell
me a. hearing aid. No, he was try-
ing to sell me two hearing aids;
one for each ear!
He put some stuff in my ears,


-to make an impression of my ear ues to mumble when. she is sup-.
canal-all of which kept me hear-" posed to talk'...
ing not a single thing for about a I don't know what I11 do! "2
couple of minutes. "' I think if any ofthese happen.
Then he pulled the plug out I'll just bundle her up and send
and it was a perfect impression of her over, to Ed Payne for an exam-
my earl nation in that sound-proof box to
Then the sledge hammer fell. see if HER volume is turned up
He told me how much two hearing enough ': .
aids would cost. The kind which 'm looking forward, th
were digital on "a second level and I'm looking forward, though,
if you want to get some on a level to being able to understand,- Leo"
four, you will hear better, but they when he,.speaks -on "West Wing."
will cost you more." without turning up the television
We haggled for a few minutes until Frenchie complains. :
and finally agreed .on the "second I wouldn't want to disturb'her
level. of digital hearing aids" out of her sleep, over there on' the
guaranteed not to let all the back- couch. She's the only person I
.ground'noise seep inl know that watches television with
It sounded like I was getting a her eyes shut
bargain at the price, so I agreed to Things shouldn't charge with
purchase two hearing aids, to be Smudgie, however. She'll still get
delivered in 10 days. my attention by jumping up in, my


NOW, IF FRENCHIE still com-
plains that the television is too
loud, or that I don't listen when
she speaks to me, or she contin-


lap and after I rub her stomach for
'a while, then climb up a little high-
er and. lick my neck, which is the
universal signal for, "I want some-
thing!" ,.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday ot'209-211 Reid Av
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 .
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe
Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2002 PAGE 3A


Surfing On A Tsunami


Here at The Star the installa-
tion of DSL Internet service has
us surfing the net as if riding the
crest of a tsunami.
The high-speed Internet ser-
vice DSL stands for digital sub-
scriber line allows users to work
on the Internet while simultane-
ously speaking on the phone by
separating the spectrum frequen-
cies by which voice and data are
.transmitted.
"That's one of the main
advantages of DSL," said Jim.
Cook, director'of sales for GT Comr
of Port St. Joe, which recently
began offering DSL on the
Forgotten Coast. "Another is that
it's always connected. You don't
have that wait to get online. You
just pick up the mouse and go.
"The speeds are significantly
higher than a typical dial-up con- "
nection ... Once people get used to
it; it's contagious."
The service is available in
areas of Port St. Joe,
Wewahitchka, Mexico Beach,
Overstreet, Apalachicola, the
Beaches, Blountstown, Bristol,
* Clarksville, Perry, St. George
Island and Tyndall AFB.
* However, cthe DSL service is
not available to, or intended for,
everybody in those areas.
Older model computers or
*software packages may not be
compatible to DSL.
Also, users must be within
roughly 18,000 feet, or around
three miles, of a switching center
to,be able to access DSL.
"It is not available in all geo-
graphical areas," Cook said.
The service also costs more
-than typical dial-up Internet .ser-
Vice.
"DSL isn't for everyone," Cook
said, noting that Internet users
who primarily send and receive e-
mail and have relative ease in
connecting. may have little need of
DSL.
However, if a user does signif-
icant work on their computer,
particularly uploading or down-
Sloading files, DSL can be a signif-
icant upgrade.
: That is reflected in the
demand GT Corn encountered for
the service. A project two years in


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Harold Thompson and Gene McCroan (left to right) show The
Star editor Willie Ramsey some of the high tech equipment
needed at the DSL Switching Center.


Gene sets up service.
the implementation, Cook said
more, than 200 individuals and


businesses have already inquired
b T D


Hero
-From Page 1

High, the then-senior cut an
impressive swath through the
halls of Shark Country.
"He was just a huge pres-
ence," said Katrina Etheridge.
"Everybody liked him. I can't
remember anything negative ever
being said about him."


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Chris Blaschum, wife Jodi, and sons Max and Jack during a
recent vacation at Gulf County's beaches.


iy From Page 1


discussed with the contractor,
Stalnaker Construction Com-
pany, to work around Port St. Joe
High School's prom and Project
Graduation. Work will begin in
late March or early April and will
take approximately five months to
complete.
Major work to be done
includes central heat and air, all
new electrical, new extended war-
ranty, state-of-the-art roof sys-
tem. interior doors and hardware.
insulation, drywall work. wall and
ceiling repairs,' masonry work,
and several other'minor items.
Election Workshop
Commissioners set an elec-
tions workshop for next
Thursday, March, 14th, at 4:00
p.m. ET to discuss changing the
city election dates to align with
the' dates of September primary
elections.


) A sample ordinance outlminng
"It has exceeded our expecta- the proposed change states the
tions a bit.,"he said. move would be in the best interest
For more information about of the- city because coinciding
DSL or to find out if it is available' with the county and national elec-
in your.area call'GT Corn's busi- tion dates would be morea.Qst
ness office at 811 or 800-772- effective and may resultt.1,n
7288.


increased voter turn-out because
of the larger number of issues on
the ballot.
In Other Business
*Zebe Schmitt introduced
Ron Dodson. president/CEO of
Audubon International to the
board. Dodson was in the
community to evaluate a pro-
posed. Port' St. Joe Garden Club
project within the community.
*Held the first reading; of a
proposed voluntary annexation of
34 lots lying east of Garrison
Avenue and south of the souther-
ly right-of-way line of 20th Street.
The board v.-ill vote on the annex-
ation, ordinance during its next
regular meeting.
*Amended the scope of park
arant work to include construc-,
tion of a concession stand for'
girls' softball.
*The board is moving forward
with a traffic study at the inter-
section of 1st Street and Highway
S98 to install a turn lane for traffic
control.
Police Chief Jay Leffert told
the board that a 12.455 Law


Warren Yeager, a long-time
.family friend, recalled a gregari-
ous youth with huge potential.
"He was a good kid, always
had a smile, always positive,"
Yeager.said. "He liked to have fun.
"He was a super guy, a guy
you always wanted to be around."


Yeager recounted one time
when Blaschum and a friend cap-
tured a three-foot alligator in a
ditch and brought it to Yeager's
home, letting the gator loose and
causing a minor uproar punctu-
ated with belly laughs.
Yeager also remembered the
pilot and flight instructor who
spurned more lucrative opportu-
nities in the private sector to con-
tinue a rapid rise in the military,
which began in the Coast Guard
after high school before Blaschum
joined the Navy two years later.
"He made the choice to serve
his country, those are the kind of
guys you want out there," Yeager
said. "It tells you something about
the character of the man that he
would step forward and serve his
country.
"That's the uniqueness of the
men and. women serving our
country, particularly 'in time of
war. When something like this
happens to someone like Chris. it
brings it home, the' character of
the people willing to serxe our
country."
There were many here, this
week remembering, with dewy
eyes and wistful smiles, the char-
acter of one particular pilot.
A memorial service was held
Wednesday in Virginia. A memor-
ial is tentatively planned here for
Monday: though details were not
finalized at press time.


Enforcement Block Grant had
been awarded to the city for the
purchase of portable radio units.


SDuane Brown (left) and Gene (right) are busy making thenec-
essary connections.


GT Com Business Services Representative Carol Horton out-
* lines DSL service to Willie.


Kesley From Page 2


Orlando.
I looked back at his dad. Dr.
King was, older than baseball. But
let me tell you about those old,
birds, they don't fight fair! They'll-
cut you! Or grab something and
lay it upside your head! He'd hurt
me for sure before I could get him
off that plane!
It was going to have to be one
'of the girls. Donna doesn't lead the
world in sales every year by being
a patsy. .. And,"for all I know, Kay
could have a gun in that big bag
she toted on board!
I don't remember going
through any metal detectors. No
one patted us down. There was no
strip search. We could have a ter-
rorist aboard! I sneaked a peek
over at Dr. 0. He didn't seem to
realize anything was amiss!
I wondered if he had seen
Twelve O'Clock High or Thirty
Seconds Over Tokyo. The object of
the mission is to get back where
you started from without getting
shot up too bad.
I glanced down at the floor by
the right side of the cockpit. There
was an outlet that read Static


Source Drain. I'm still pondering
that one! How scared do you have
to be before you start emitting sta-
tic?
And I found out on the flight
back why they put those weather
radars in those planes. It's to
frighten you when you look fifty
miles out in every direction and
'there ain't nothing but green, yel-
low and red on that scope! We flew
on like it wasn't even raining. I
kept looking for the windshield
wipers. They had a knob that
looked like it could be the wipers
but I was afraid to touch it-it also
could have been the eject button!

It turned out that me and Dr.
O were a pretty good team. He did
the vectoring and I did the sweat-
ing and praying.
And we made it back home on
the same day we left! My only
regret is in the three hours I spent
right beside a doctor in a rather
captive setting-there was so
much going on I forgot to ask him
about my sore elbow ...
Respectfully,
Kes









PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2002


Members of the Gulf County Genealogical Society at their 5th anniversary meeting.


Five Years For Genealogical Society


The members of the Gulf
County Genealogical Society cele-
brated their fifth year this past
February. President Beverly
Douds thanked everyone for mak-
ing this happen and promised to



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She will bring new ways of
discovery and preserving your
family history. She has promised
this year that they will learn cre-.
ative ways to research and share
family stories. '
Some of the topics include
organizing your family history
search; delicious ways of preserv-
ing and sharing family recipes;
creating a family heritage album,
scrapbooking your photos; pas-
senger immigration list ,index;
writing your. family, history,
reunion cookbooks, maps and
military.
The public is invited to attend
the monthly meeting this
Saturday, March 9th from 10:00
a.m. to noon ET at the Port St. Joe


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store for the Spring.
Of special interest to the
Society is the Buckhorn School in
Wewahitchka. If anyone knows
how to contact some former stu- a*
dents or teachers, please get in I
touch with Douds at 850/229- :
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Audition Notice April 20th Wedding Planned


The Dixie Theatre is' having
auditions on March 23 for its .' Mr. and Mrs. Roger Thomas
2002 Summer season which runs are proud to announce the
fromJune7 untilAeigust 18. with engagement and forthcoming
the first rehearsal on May 23rd. marriage of their daughter. Karen
Tentatively scheduled pro- Renea Thomas, to Christopher
ductions include Dearly Departed, David Richardson, son of Mr.r and
a mystery, and Uh-Oh Here Mrs. David Richardson of St. Joe
Comes Christmas, plus a youth Beach.
stage product eon and workshops, Katen is the granddaughter of
for young people. Mrs. Vallene and the late A.W.
To schedule'' an audition Thomas of Port St. Joe, and the
appointment for Saturday, March late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miller-
234, : email dixietheatre',_digital of Tallahassee.
exp.com or call 850/653-3200 VrChns is the grandson' of Mrs.
and leave a message. Virginia and the late Rufus
The Dixie Theatre is a profes- Richardson of Port St. Joe, and
sional regional theatre that Mrs. Judy atid the. late Stephen
employs union and non-union MihIfeld of Gainesville.
actors and technicians.: The bride-elect is a 1997
." ,*-- graduate of Port St. Joe High
I Schook, and is attending Santa Fe
EADIALAO UAITI. Community Collegein Gainesville.
S READ ALL ABOUT IT... She is currently employed at
nt'I#Ifrsla Tr Florida Credit Union in
.:5fIGaines li e.
is Her--fiance also is a 1997
Online graduate of Port St. Joe High
SEE: www.StarFL.com School. He is presently employed
at Public in Gajnesville.


Gr eat" R a tes


An April 20th wedding is
planned for one o'clock in the
afternoon at the First United
Methodist Church in Port St. Joe.
All family and friends are invited


LaTreva North
--Published
Seven th grader LaTreva North
of Port St. Joe has been notified of
acceptance of her poem in the
newest edition of Anthology of
Poetry by Young Americans ,to be
printed in March.
Earlier in, this school year,
students were given the opportu-
nity to submit original poetry for
the 2002 edition. LaTreva is a stu-
dent at Port St. Joe Middle
School.


Sa, 9 "' It Jn Star!


to join in this joyous occasion.


Vanetta Bailey-
Iddrisu Co-Chairs
Newspapers In
Education Board
Vanetta Bailey-Iddrisu is a
former journalist, copywriter,
social worker and English teacher,
and co-creator of an innovative
NIE program serving Florida's
largest school district, Miami-
Dade County.
A native Floridian, she hails
from Port St. Joe, but grew up in
Pennsylvania. She joined the
Miami Herald's NIE Department in
2000 as the Education. Service
Writer and later became the
Educational Services Manager.
Since 2000 the program has
introduced several bilingual ini-
tiatives including an article series
on the 2000 Olympics in Spanish,
a year-long serialized story, and a
-series on transportation; initiated
several parent/student work-
shops in literacy with the area
Boys' Club; produced a student
friendly Fire Safety suLplement
for the local elementary schools:
and produced a trilingual
(English, Spanish .and Haitian
Creole) ABC concept book.
In addition to her duties' with
the Herald, Vanetta currently
serves as co-chair of the, Knight-
Ridder NIE Advisory Board. She:is
a busy working 'mother, a
respected teachers and an active
member of the Florida Newspaper,
in Education Coordinators, Inc.
She is the daughter of Vernell
Bailey and the niece, of. Emma L..
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PSJ Woman's Running : Respiratory
S.I" GSymposium at

1 A T.1..M. Gulf Coast


IS A rracturea Talee


by Tim Croft
Connie Thayer is succinct
when trying to explain why she
would even consider moving from
immobilization to running a 26.2-
mile marathon in mere weeks, let
alone actually pulling off the feat.
Despite a medical history that
could cause a M*A*S*H* surgeon
to -wince, including debilitating
injuries to the legs 'that feed her
addiction to scoot, Thayer's throt-
tle, whether in a hand'-bike,
crutches or on her feet, remains,
apparently, wide open.
"I run to live," she said with
conviction. "I do it because (the
doctors) said I couldn't. I couldn't
do it unless God allowed it. I'm a
steward."
So though she had been off
her feet for months last summer
and fall to give her legs a chance
to heal from fractures in her right
hip and near her left knee and
forced into an accelerated training
regimen, Thayer would not be
deterred from' participating in the
Motorola Marathon in Texas last
month.
"I just said I was going and I
would go as far as God would
allow me," Thayer said.
That proved the whole dis-
tance, which Thayer credits to her
personal talks with, God and the
prayers, of support from friends
and fellow parishioners at Faith
Bible Church.
"After about 17 miles, I really.
needed those prayers," Thayer
said. "They really carried me.
S"The people of Port St. Joe are
just super. They have been so
.,supportive."
A layman might say there
were also some more earthly' and
tangible reasons for Thayer's zeal-
ous long-distance; pursuit.
For instance, there is the pal-'
pable pluck found in' a quick
.smile, hearty laugh and self-dep-
recating sunny fatalism concern.-
;ing a medical profile that belongs
-on Mount Rushmore.
There has been a brain tumor
and a broken shoulder. Add to the
chart a double whammy of diges-
tive disorders "Doctors want to
take my stomach out but I tell
them I need that thing" that
limit her diet to predominantly liq-
uids and soft foods.
-; The hip .injury alone, would,,,,
'hav'ae completely immobilized
most. but from the left leg fracture
has come the diagnosis of a con-
dition in which the blood flow
ceases to the bones in the leg,
resulting in the slow and steady
asphyxiation of bone tissue.
"The bones are dying,",Thayer
said, noting that, 'at 30-ish, doc-


tors have told her she is too young
to have a knee replacement.
That already bulging medical
chart is topped by a spinal injury,
23 different. operations and a
shutdown of her adrenal system
that makes the adrenaline push
derived from exercise into some-
thing nearly equivalent to a life-
saving IV.
Even her .doctors have given
up on offering Thayer such advice
as slowing'down or allowing her to
take on a marathon, "As long as I
can stand the pain."
"They know that doesn't do a
lot of good," Thayer said with a
chuckle.
Exhibit No. 1 would' be last
year's Motorola Marathon. Thayer
suffered the pair of leg injuries
just six weeks prior, but. was
determined to run, heck crawl if
she had to, as far as she could -
contrary to her doctor's advice.
Race medical personnel mon-
itored her, er, progress until they
finally convinced her to stop and
board the medical vehicle after
about seven miles.
Exhibit No. 2 of Thayer's
steely determination could be.
observed last fall by many resi-


dents around Port. St. Joe. While
giving her legs a chance, Thayer
was the one tooling around town
in a hand-driven bicycle acces-,
sorized with, crutches. .
She -finally stole her first
steps, with and then without
crutches, out of sight of her doc-
tors and husband, John, who is'
stationed at Tyndall AFB. -.
The 1.6 mile walk to the local
fitness center became the initial
baby steps.
After building some stamina,:
she would introduce .short spurts,
for running into .the routine.
"I'd count each step" to mark
her progress, Thayer said. "I'd
have to. I'd run 50 steps and then'
back Jto walking.' Then a little
later, I'd run 50 more."
Those 50-step spurts'
evolved, stride by stride, into'
longer jaunts and ultimately an
18-mile run, .Thayer's longest
training exercise prior to this
year's 26.2 mile Motorola,
Marathon.
As the old adage holds, there
is little rest for the long-distance
runner. Just ask Connie Thayer.
Or her doctors.-


VFW Post #10069 News


The John C. Gainous VFW
POst #10069 and the Ladies
Auxiliary will hold their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, March 12 in
Highland View at 7:30 p.m.
The men will nominate a new
slate of officers to be elected in
April. Help is needed for the Relay
For Life team in April. Plans will
be finalized for the St. Patrick's
Day Dinner on March 16, 5:00
p.m. ET.
Plans for the upcoming
Volunteer/Loyallty Day Program
on April 27th are being made.
The Post will be hosting the
Ministerial Association Breakfast
at 9:00 a.m.. ET on Tuesday,
March 12th. All. pastors, minis-
ters, county/city officials, wives
and guests) are welcome. 'If you,

Senior Group
The monthly meeting of the,
new senior group will be held on
Wednesday. March 13 at 1:00
p.m. ET, in the Stiles Brown
Senior Citizens and Community
Center (next to the library).
Each person or couple is
asked to bring a dessert or snack
plate. The group will be discussing
a trip to Callaway Gardens.
Georgia in April. Please dress
casual and join them. Call Jerry
at 229-8466 for more information.


plan to ,attend please notify
Chaplain Dr. Talmade Kennedy at
229-6512.


Connie Thaye1 reaches the finish line at last month's
Motorola Marathon.


Spring Style Show : i

and Luncheon Teachers Certified by Microsoft


The United Methodist Women
of First United Methodist Church
will be holding their Spnng Style
Show'and Luncheon on March 16
Sat 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship
Hall. Tickets are available from
'any UMW member or from the
church office. They are S10 each.

DRA Meeting
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
men-eing on Tuesday. March 12th.
at 6:15 p.m.. ET. The meeting will
be held at Preble-Rish, Inc.. locat-
ed at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
Joe. All members are urged to
attend.


Gulf School Distnct is proud
to inform the community of the
recent certification of three of its
teachers as Microsoft Office User
Specialists (MOUSI.
Martha Weimorts of Port St.
Joe High certified in Word..
.Powerpoint. and Excel. .
aFlaine Lavton of Wwahitchk a


the goal is for students to become
certified in one or more areas so
they %will have more viable career
opportunities.

Readiness

Coalition Meets


High certified in Poierpoint and The Gulf County School
Whord. Readiness Coalition will .meet
W ord. Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m.-
Marty Riley. Tech Prep and ET i the Gulf County School
Tech Options at WHI- and PSJH Baord OIS building in Port St.
certitfed in Word and Excel.
certified in Word and Excel. Joe. Items on the agenda include
MOUS certification guaran- the financial report. membership
tees parents and students that update. multi-county coalition
these teachers are highly qualified discussion and a strategic plan-
to teach Microsoft programs. Now ning session.


The Lifelong Learning Office
of Gulf Coast Community College
in conjunction with Bay Medical
Center will present a Respiratory
Care Symposium on March 15,
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in second
.floor conference center of the
Student Union East building on
campus. Lunch will be provided.
Speakers include Mike
Canfield, RRT, ventilator special-
ist with Tyco Puritan Bennett;
S.A. Daffin, III, M.D., board certi-
fied internal medicine medical
director respiratory care services
Bay Medical Center and RRT pro-
gram at GCCC; Mathew R.
Dennis, MHS, RRT, product man-
ager for Siemens Medical
Solutions; Terry Forrette, MHS,
RRT, clinical specialist at Medical

Specialties and Timothy Moriarty,
M.D. board certified in pulmonary
medicine and chairman of com-
munity task force on asthma.
The six-hour seminar will dis-
cuss how to:
*Define the physiologic and
mechanical principles associated
with percussive airway clearance.
*Identify the components of
pressure volume loop.
*Understand the problems
presented by the PV loop and how
to apply them.
*Learn a practical and sys-
temic approach in assessing the
respiratory patient at the bedside.
*Sharpen clinical skills of his-
tory taking and exarrmination of
the chart in the diagnosis and
treatment of pulmonary disease.
'Review the guidelines for
asthma management and learn of
new medications and strategies
that are under review.
Following the' lectures,' a
reception will be held 'in the
Conference Center to commemo-
rate GCCC alumni. Over the past
twenty years, the RT program has
graduated many, therapists who
have gone on to represent the col-
lege. Entertainment and refresh-
ments are planned forI the
reunion. The reception is open to
the public.
Pre-registration fee for the'
serrunar is S25. on-site registra-
tion at 7:30 a.m. is S30. For addi-
tional information. call 747-3819.


School's In Session
Drive With Caution!


The Gulf County Tourist Development
Council is now accepting Funding
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TDC office (Robert M. Moore Admin.
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POSSESSION CHARGES FILED
Early on March 2nd, Deputies
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a reported suspicious vehicle near
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the complainant's driveway dur- .
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Highway 71, noticed an odor of
burnt marijuana in talking with
the driver, then asked and was.
given permission to conduct a
search. Several baggies of mari-
juana were located in Robert L.
Traxler's (34, of Wewahitchka)
van..
. He was charged with posses-
sion of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, and possession of
marijuana with the, intent to dis-
tribute.
VEHICULAR ASSAULT
On March 3rd,, Deputies
Newsome, Burkett, and Auxiliary
Deputy Buddy Cumbie went to
Money Bayou in response to a
reported vehicle in the water.
Upon arrival, they discovered one
vehicle in the bayou near the
beach and a second stuck in the
sand dunes nearby.
After sorting out the details of
the incident, Charles E. Hood (27,
of Wewahitchka) was arrested for
two counts of aggravated assault
with a motor vehicle. Allegedly, he
was upset over his girlfriend rid-
ing in the other vehicle, followed it
from St. Joe Beach, and swerved
toward it at Money Bayou causing
the watery sinking..
Wreckers and a diver were
required, to remove the victim's
truck from the water the following
morning.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE
GULF COUNTY JAIL ...
Monday, February 27th--
Ricky Harrison, 36. W/M; of St.
Joe Beach, dnriing while license
suspended or revoked: and Curtis
Johnson, 18, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, lewd and lascivious
acts.


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ILLEGAL POSSESSION
S-.-'--. ., Justin Allen Campbell. 19. of
Peachtree, Georgia, was arrested
March 2nd for possession of
cannabis fless than 20 grams)
,. and possession of drug parapher-
nalia by Port. St. Joe Police
Department Officer James Norris.
: While oripatrol, Noms initiat-
ed a traffic stop and investigation
revealed that Campbell was -in
possession of a plastic bag con-
taining cannabis cigarettes ..and
rolling papers., He was arrested
and:, transported to the Gulf'
SCounty Jail to await first appear-
ance.
FAILURE To PAY FINES'
Anthony D. Dumas, 47, of
Port St. Joe. was arrested March
3rd by Officer Justin Parnsh on
an arrest order for failure to pay
fines.
On October -17, 2001, Dumas
pled..no contest to the offense of
driving while license suspended
or revoked and was ordered to pay
a fine of S210 and court costs- of
105 within 30 days. He failed to"
comply and an arrest order was
issued. .


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Health program would like to
invite the parents of'the students
who have not yet received their
Hepatitis B immunizations to call
and make an appointment to start
the series.
The CDC and the Florida
Department of Health are working
toward prevention of the spread of

Davis S. Lambert
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the.United States Army under the
Delayed Entry Program. The pro-'
gram gives young, men and
women the opportunity to' delay
entering active duty for up to one
year.
The enlistment gives the new
soldier the option to learn a new
skill, travel and become eligible to
receive as much as $50,00.
toward a college education. After
completion of basic military train-
ing, soldiers receive advanced
individual training in their career
job specidaly.
'The recruit qualifies for a
$1,000 enlistment bclnus.
Lambert, a 2000 graduate of
Rutherford High School in
Panama City, will. report to Fort
Benning. Columbus, Georgia,, for
basic training.
He is the son of Carolyn J.
Lambert of Panama City, and.
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ka.


Hepatitis B in America. Hepatitis
B is a virus that can cause severe,
chronic and sometimes life threat-
ening infection of the liver.
Hepatitis B immunization
requirements were started for
kindergarten in the 1989-1990
school year: Seventh grade
requirements started in 1997-
1998. The fourth, fifth, sixth and
twelfth grade students were not
required to get the immunization
for school entry.
The Health;- Department
encourages the parents not to
wait until the shots are required
for seventh grade entry. Please
feel free to call 227-1276 in Port
St. Joe or 639-2644 in ,Wewa-
hitchka to start your immuniza-;
tions now.
All twelfth grade students are
encouraged to get the Hepatitis -B
-series as soon as possible. The
shots are free during your. high
school student status. After- grad-
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Relay For Life Team

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Six young, people were recipi-
ents of a 3-day cultural event that
was educational and fun-filled.
The goal was to increase aware-
ness.
Remembering black achievers
during February is a tradition
adhered to by Project: Mold-A-
Male/Female. That is the reason
an historical black college was
selected for special attention.
Tuskegee University is
steeped in culture and contribu-
tions of famous :great black
Americans including George
Washington Carver, one of the
most well-knsown scientists;
Booker T. Washington, pioneer in
education for African Americans;
and the home of the Tuskegee


Airmen, who dispelled the myth
that blacks were incapable of
becoming combat pilots.
These three days were spent
reflecting on, the past, observing
the present and setting goals for
the future. It allowed time to focus
on cultural trends and taboos.
The trip was one they will long
remember and hopefully the
youths gained lifelong learning to
enhance their future.
Chaperones Michael Jefferson
and Ida Bryant made the trip pos-
sible. Their presence made the dif-
ference between success and
failure. Chester Gant, Jr. and
Maxine K. Gant went along for the
ride.


GC 4-H Livestock Judging Team Places 1st
'.On February 22nd, Gulf County 4-Hers participated in the
Wakulla' Swine Judging Contest. Gulf's No. 1 Junior Team placed
first in the contest, scoring a total of 552 points of a possible
600 points. Gulf also had the high scoring individual for the con-
test. R. J. Jones scored, a total of 189 points of a possible 200.
Standing in front, left to right, are Michael Wait and' R. J.
Jones; and in back are Brandon Rouse, Clarence Gray and Ryan
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The Gulf and East Bay Sea
Turtle Patrol, Inc. which evolved
from the St. Joseph's' Chelonidae
Commission to the Gulf County
Turtle Patrol to the non-profit
(501 c) organization that we now
are, would like to thank the many
supporters that have. donated
time, gifts or money to our group
for the sea turtle/wildlife act ii-
ties that we carry out each year
for the preservation of, our sea
turtles and other creatures.
We, as volunteers, appreciate
the support of our communities
and/ vacationers as we, embark
soon on our twelfth year of exis-
tence'as a group' working together
to ensure the safety and numbers
of our sea turtles and other
wildlife.

Thank you Charles Costin
and Kristy Lee of Costinr and
Costin Law Offices;i Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, Captain Joe Nugent
and staff and employees for their
gracious gift of our Ford Explorer;
Mexico Beach Director of Public
Works John Grantland and
Mexico Beach Chief of Police Brad
Hall for our Max II ATV; John arid
Carol Zivnuska for their gracious
gift of a 1990 Jimmy 4\\W)Dvehicle.
Old Saltworks Cabins,
Di-iftwood Inn. Health Check,
Indian 'Pass Campground. The
Star, Ann Cleare. Buzzett s Drug
Store, Port St. Joe Marina Inc.,
Boyer Signs 6 Logo Designs,
Security First Title Partners of St.
Joe Beach, Parker Realty, Fish
House Restaurant, Duren's


Trading Post/Piggly Wiggly,
Capital City. Bank, Portside
Trading Co.
Sandman Motel, Citizen's
Federal Savings. & Loan
Association, Roy's Bait and'
Hardware, Wewahitchka State
Bank, El Governor Motel- and
Campgrounfd, Mexico Beach.
Harmon Realtly, Inc., Bayside
Lumber and Supply, and
Manatee's Shack,' Port St.'. Joe
Veterinary Clinic, St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society, and Mexico
Beach Animal Clinic,
We would also like to thank
the many supporters \ ho donated
to our group's works at the
Scallop Festival and at th'e
Christmas on the Coast festival.
Our vehicles and ATV are
used for. Lurt lng activities; wildlife
rescue and rehabilitation, bird
counts, beach cleanup, and
related activities. Our Max II is
amphibious and allows us to.
check areas where 'there are
creeks and higher than normal
water levels.
Thank you again from all of
us! -Paula Boone, Harry Paul,
Mafy Lee Rich, Dick. Schwelkert.
Pat Johnson, Maggie Pickett,
Dawn Jones, Laverne Turner,
Frank Prah, Susan Thiel, Peggy
Wood, Rachel and Lanny Blair.
Zebe arid Jack SchmiLt. Sissy and
Ed Taylor. Clint and Ann Eason.
Pat and Bob Hutchinson. Peggy
and Jody Adams and Barbara
Eells. permit holder and wildlife
rehabilitator.


Relay For Life meetings for the
Gulf County unit have been
planned for, Thursday, March 7th
at Wewa State Bank in Wewa. The
planning committee will meet at
5:00 p.m. CT followed by a' team
captain meeting at 6:00. Anyone
interested in fighting cancer is
welcome to attend.

A team captain meeting for
Port St. Joe participants will be.

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Gulf United Way

Raised $14,380'
The Gulf County Chapter of
the United Way program held an
awards/celebration program
recently to pay recognition to
those who helped set a record
year of contributions received-
$14,380. This amount far exceeds
last year's $3,200 in contribu-
tions for Gulf and United Way
Area Director Joyce .Waters came
to Gulf County with certificates
and plaques of appreciation for
those who were responsible for
making the program a huge suc-
cess.
: Leading that list of contribu-
tors is the employees of Oulf
Correctional Institute who gave a
total of $9,625 of the amount
received. .
Those businesses. receiving
recognition included-GT Comn
and employees; Arizona Chemical
and employees; Gulf Pines
Hospital; Prudential Distinctive
Properties; James A. Cox &,
Associates; Citizens Federal,
Savings & Loan; Capital City;
Duren's Piggly Wiggly; Gulf
County Board of County
-Commissioners; St. Joe News
Network; and Gulf Coast
Community College, Gulf/
Franklin Center.

WWC Winners at Arts
and Crafts Festival
. Winners at the Arts and Craft
Festival, hosted. by Philaco
Woman's' Club in Apalachicola,
were recognized at. the February
13th meeting of the Wewahitchka
Woman's Club. Dorothy Griffin
won 3rd for embroidered pillow
cases; Carol Vlahos wonr 1st for.
counted cross-stitch ofJesus;.Sue
de Abrue won 3rd with a ceramic
bowl, 1st with a wall hanging, and
Honorable Mention for acrylic
painting; Tweeta Gaskin won 3rd
place for a lighthouse oil painting.
Ruth Hall, Carol Vlahos, Maureen
Mitchell and Tweeta Gaskin
attended the show.
Plans were finalized for the
Pancake Breakfast on March 23rd
at Maxine's Restaurant. Profits
will fund *the Bunny Mahler
Scholarship Fund. Tickets are on
sale npw!'
Carol Vlahos reported, that
club members contributed over
18.000 hours to community pro-
jects in 2001.
Upcoming dates of interest
are the End of the Year Banquet
on May 13th at Maxine's. and the
Tupelo Festival May 18th.
Jackie Huft was welcomed as
a new member.

,Submit Special
Events Funding
Requests Now
The. Gulf ,County Tourist
Development Council- will be
accepting Special Events funding
requests now through March 29
for funding during the 2002-2003
fiscal year. It is the goal of the
TDC to support organizations in
their efforts to promote special
events. Some of the past events
funded have been the Tupelo
Honey Festival, The SLAM Fishing
Tournament, The Scallop Festival,
The Gulf County JUCO Classic,
Wewa Catfish Classic, Indepen-
'dence on the Coast and
Christmas on the Coast.
The .fund& awarded will be
used to assist in the expense of
marketing and advertising the
event. "We feel that supporting
such festivities is a tremendous
way to bolster activities for vaca-,
tioners and ultimately increase
the amount of overnight stays in
Gulf County," commented Paula
Ramsey Pickett, director of TDC.

MBVFP's Third
Annual Fire Sale
The Mexico Beach Volunteer
Fire Department will hold its 3rd
annual fire sale on Saturday,
March 16th at the Fire Station,
.118 N. 14th Street in Mexico
Beach, beginning at 7:00 am. CT.
As in past years they will have
many old treasures for the yard
saler in all of us.
This year Explorer Post #343
will also. have a car wash in this
location. Please don't miss the
sales, fun, and burgers.
Proceeds from sale of mer-
chandise and hamburgers go to
the MBVFD, car wash proceeds go
to Explorer Post #343.


Come show, your support on
Saturday, March 16thl

Benefit Thank You
On Monday, February 5, the
third annual Lasagna Dinner was
held at the Fish House Restaurant
to help sponsor this year's 4th of
July celebration. The benefit was
a success raising over $2,600 for
the event.
A special thank you to all the
volunteers who worked. Carole


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to increase awareness of and par-
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federal resource available for feed-
ing children during the summer
months. Food, Nutrition. and
Consumer Services Under Secre-
tary Eric M. Bost is implementing
several initiatives to assist com-
munities that want to provide
summer meals for children in low-
income areas.
'When school lets out for the
summer, many children may not
have access to a nutritious meal
during the day." said Veneman.
'We are committed to the principle
that/io child will be left behind, so
we are examining ways to make
these programs more responsive
to local needs. We want to encour-
age local organizations to.step for-
ward in sponsoring a summer.
feeding program in their commu-
nity." .
New initiatives underway
include:
*Streamlining program man-
agement and operations by allow-
ing school districts to apply for a
waiver through FY 2004 through
their state education agency to
operate a seamless summer feed-
ing program.
*Developing a comprehensive
strategy to work more closely with
organizations such as schools,
community centers, boys and
girls clubs and faith-based organi-
zations that are good conduits for
sponsoring summer feeding sites
in local communities.
eForming new partnerships
with the Food Research and
Action Center (FRAC). America's
Second Harvest and the American
School Food Service Association
(ASFSA) to develop matenals and
strategies to encourage increased
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Illegal Nets Seized in Franklin County


Hilda and George Durcn were honoree br operating tne


Hilda and George Duren were honored, for operating the
"Business of the Year" selection, Port City Shopping Center.


SChamber From Page 1


rence, and both Lawrence and
outgoing president Shirley Ram-
sey addressed the audience.
John LaCapra, president of
the Florida Ports Counci, delivered
the keynote address and pre-
sented the guests with informa-
tion on Florida's deep water ports,
a topic of great interest to busi-'
nesses and residents in Port St.
Joe.
"You're in the middle of the
fastest growing commerce lane in
the world," LaCapra told those
present.. He expressed his bullish-
ness on the prospects. for future
activation and growthof the local
port. His program spelled out a .
focus on economic trade trends
that show 'a shift to the south
(Southern U.S. and South,
America).
He pledged the support of the
Ports Council, noting a need to set
goals, not be afraid to fail, be
tenacious and patient. He said
these traits were necessary in,
order to "prevail." He further
explained that success in' port
development is measured in
years, and not days, weeks or
months-- ;,
SIA-note'r.fo''aal.poinri-f his, pro-
grrm centered around the rela-
tionship between. the St. Joe
* Company and port development.
For those sensitive about St. Joe's
involvement, LaCapra had one
message-"get over it! Everybody
needs the port and everybody.
needs St. Joe." He stressed a part-
nersl-np between the two entities
'as'being crucial for success of the
port.
'The musical group
Shenanigans, from Port St. Joe
High School, provided musical
,entertainment throughout the
evening. Decorations and flower
arrangements were provided by

Economic

-From Page1
swelled by 13.9 percent in Gulf
County during the third quarter of
2001 compared the same period
the year before, though sales are
projected to slide less than 1 per-
cent for the fourth quarter,
according to the UWF report.
Franklin. County retailers
have seen a steady increase in
taxable sales throughout 2001,
including a jump of 7.4 percent in
the third quarter compared to
2000.
Over all, the region realized a
2 percent increase in taxable sales
during the third quarter com-
pared to the same period in 2000.
- "The nature of economic
activity in our region suggests
that retail sales will have
decreased less than sales in the
rest of the nation," the report read
in part.


Verna Mathes and Heart's Desire,
and Robin Downs Catering .pre-
pared and served dinner for
guests. Sponsors for this year's
dinner were Hospice of the
Emerald. Coast and The Star'
Publishing Company.

Gulf Co. to Receive
$9,432 in Emergency
Funds for Residents
Gulf County has.been chosen
to receive $9,432 to supplement
emergency food and shelter pro-.
grams in the area.
The selection v.as made by a
National Board chaired by the
Federal Emergenc Malanagement
Agency. and consists of represen-
tatives from The Salvation Army;
American' Red. Cross; United
Jewish Communities; Catholic
Chanties, USA; National' Council,
of Churches of Christ in the USA;`
and United Way of America which
will provide the administrative
staff and function as fiscal agent.
The board was charged to distnb-
ute funds appropriated by'
Congress to help expand the
capacity of, food and shelter pro-
grams in high-need areas around
the country..
A local board made up of
members representing these orga-
nizations. appointed by the Gull"
County Board of County
Commissioners. will determine
how the funds awarded to Gulf
County are to be distributed
.amona the emergency food and
shelter programs run by local ser-
vice organizations min the area. The
local board is responsible for rec-
ommending agencies to receive
these' funds and' any additional,
funds available under this phase
of the program.
Under the terms of the grant
from the national board, : local
organizations chosen to receive
funds must be private voluntary
rion-profits or units of govern-
ment; have an accounting system:
practice non-discrimination:. have
demonstrated the- capability to
deliver emergency food .aild/or
shelter programs, and if they are a
private voluntary organization,
they must have a voluntary board.
Qualifying organizations are
urged to apply.
Gulf County has distributed
emergency food and shelter funds
previously -with the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association. They
were responsible for providing
7,300 meals in 2001 in Gulf,
County.
Public or private voluntary
organizations interested in apply-
ing for Emergency Food and
Shelter Program funds must con-
tact Larry Wells for information in
room 303 of the Gulf' County
Courthouse, or phone 850/229-
9110. The deadline for applying is
March 15:

For the deal of your life,
see me!


by Tim Croft
A 100-foot fishing boat was
intercepted while fishing east of
Indian Pass in Franklin County
waters last week and the captain
charged with using illegal nets in
nearshore waters, according to
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.

Forestry Incentive
Program Sign-up
Starts March 4th
The USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) is
announcing that the 2002
Forestry Incentives Program (FIP)
sign-up will be held March 4
through April 5. FIP is a United
States Department of Agriculture
program' that helps landowners
'with the expenses of tree planting
(pine or cypress) and site prepara-
tion on agricultural, grazing and
cut over land.
Trees planted with FIP funds
must be maintained for a mini-
mum of 10 years. All applications
will be ranked against all other
'applications within the sign-up
category, according to cost per
acre and ranking criteria.
Applications will be approved for
funding,; until designated funds
are exhausted.
To inquire about FIP call
Brian McGraw or Cathy Davis at
850-674-8271. To sign up for FIP
cost-share, visit the USDA Service
Center at 17413 NW Leonard
Street in Blountstown. Early
applications will be accepted.


Capt. Dung V. Nguyen was
charged with; illegal use of a tri-
net, having an improperly
installed turtle excluder and
trawling with oversized nets
within the 3-mile limit of state
Waters..
All the charges are second-
degree misdemeanors. Nguyen
had his gear confiscated, was
arrested and released on his own
recognizance. His vessel was
towed to Wood's Fisheries in
Highland View.


According to FWCC officials,
Nguyen's boat, the Little Andrew,
was intercepted between two and
three miles offshore by the U.S.
Coast Guard cutter Seahawk out
of Carrabelle just after 7 a.m.
February 28.
The Coast Guard detained the
boat until FWCC officers arrived
and boarded the vessel, finding
four fishing nets, each over 2,000
square feet. Such nets are legal in
federal waters but well beyond the
500-square-foot limit for state


waters.
Officers also found on board
300-400 pounds of shrimp and
200-300 pounds of whiting, nei-
ther of which were violations of
state law.
Because Nguyen was fishing'
in the waters Franklin County,
one of several counties currently
exempted by court order from net
'mesh -rules instituted by the
FWCC, he will not be charged with
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Lady Gators Explode-Open Season With 3 Wins


WEWAHITCHKA 14, RUTHERFORD 3
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators opened their 2002 regular
season Thursday afternoon with a
14-3 win over Rutherford.
Brandi Sasser led the Lady
Gators' 16-hit attack, going four
for five with two doubles.
Judith Husband (1-0) allowed
three unearned runs, while
striking out four batters and
walking one to pick up the win on
the mound.
WEWAHITCHKA 10, AUCILLA 0
FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST
The Lady Gators powered,
their way past Aucilla Christian to
improve to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in
District 3-A. Wewahitchka scored
three runs in the bottom of the
first inning, three in the second,
and one run in the third, fourth,
fifth and sixth innings for a 10-0
victory. 1
Britney Grice was three for
four with three RBI and a two-run
homer in the second inning. Kayla
Rich went two for four with a two-
run homer in the first inning;
while Brandi Sasser and Halie
Skiles each added a single.
Judith Husband (2-0) tossed
a two-hit shut-out over six
innings to pick up the win on the
mound. She struck out nine
batters, while walking one.
"This was a very exciting


game for us," said head coach
Charles Fortner. 'We hit two
homeruns over the fence for the,
first time on our field, and Judith
pitched a solid game as usual."
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please.) Shotgun Start tee-off
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The -cost is $40 per person
which includes fees, cart, prizes
and lunch. You may sponsor a
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Prizes will be awarded to the
top three teams. There will be
other prizes for longest drive and
closest to the pin.
Call 639-2228 or 229-8251 to
register, sponsor a. hole or 'for
more info. Proceeds benefit the
county scholarship program.


HUNTER NUNNnRY
Hunter went two for tuwo with the
game winning hit in the eighth inning
I of Friday's 6-5 win over
l4-la'_FAucilla Christian. He
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TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH
The Lady Gators improved to
3-0 overall on the season and 2-0
in District 3-A play with
Tuesday's 8-0 victory over
Carrabelle.
Judith Husband (3-0) tossed
a complete game two-hitter,, as
she struck out 12 batters to earn
her second shut-out victory of the
season.
Kayla Rich and Jade Gaskin
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Brandi : Sasser, MaKayla
Henderson, Laura Husband,
Judith Husband, Britney Grice
and Lindsey Miller each added a
single.
"It was a great pitching
performance by Judith, and we
,played good defense," said head
coach Charles Fortner. 'We didn't
hit the ball all that well, but got
some runners on base and were
able to score them."
The Lady Gators will travel to
Apalachicola on Thursday for a
5:00 CT game: travel to Famu
High on Friday for a 4:00 game;
then host R. F. Munroe on'
Tuesday at 5:00.
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Gators Post Perfect Week


WEWAHITCHKA 6, AUCiLLA 5
FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST
Hunter Nunnery drove in the
winning run in the bottom of the'
eighth inning as Wewahitchka.
defeated Aucilla Christian 6-5 in
Friday night's game. The Gators
were trailing 5-1 going into the
the seventh inning, in which they
scored four runs to send thegame
into extra innings. Blake Rish's
RBI single tied the game at 5-5.
Wesley Colvin (1-2) pitched
eight strong innings to pick up
the win. He gave up five runs;
three of them earned, on six hits,
four walks and struck out nine
batters.
Hunter Nunnery was two for
two with two RBI; Byron Jones
went two for three with two RBI;
and Brandon Jones was two for
four with. an RBI to lead the
Gators (4-3). Blake Rish,
Trampus Andrews. Wesley Colvin
and Michael Gortman each added
a single. Rish had an RBI, while
Justin Barnes drove in a run on a
sacrifice.
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WEWAHITC-iKA 12, CARRABELLE 0
TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH
Jonathan Thomas (2-1)
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shut-out, as the Gators blew-out
Carrabelle 12-0 in Tuesday
night's game. Thomas struck out
eight batters.
The Gators (5-3) scored five
,runs in the bottom of the first
inning, one in the second and
seven in the .fourth to put the
mercy rule in effect.
Wesley -Colvin led Wewa-
hitchka at the plate, going two for
three with two RBI. Brandon
Jones hit a two-run, homer;
Hunter Nunnery had a single and


two RBI; Jonathan Thomas and
Beau Ludlum each had a single
and an RBI; Blake Rish and
Trampus Andrews each added a
single; While Stevie Peak drove in
a run on a sacrifice.
The Gators will travel to
Apalachicola on Thursday at 5:00
CT; travel to R. F. Munroe on
Friday at 6:00; then host
Rutherford on Wednesday at
6:00. .
CHS 000 00 -0 0 5
WHS 5 1 0 70 -12 8 2


Gaddis checks the bar as
he clears for a new school
record (14' 9").

Lady Sharks-
CHOCTAWHATCHEE 10, PORT ST. JOE 0
FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 1-2 overall on the
season with Friday's 10-0 loss to
Class 5A power house Choct-
awhatchee in five innings. The
Lady Indians scored four runs in
the top of the second inning, one
in the third and five in the fourth
to put the mercy rule into effect.
"This was a great experience
for us playing a 5A power house,"
said head coach Jim Belin. 'We
are very young and inexperienced,
and we need to play quality teams
to see good pitching- we have to
play up rather than down."
Becky Belin (1-2) gave up 10
runs, seven of them earned, on
eight hits and five walks to record
the loss on the mouqd for the
Lady Sharks. She struck out two
batters in her three and a third
innings. Alisha Barber struck out
two batters and walked one in her
one and two-thirds Jnnings of
relief.
Melissa Nixon led Port St. Joe
at the plate, going two for two
with two singles. Alisha Barber
and Jessica Sherrill each added a
single.
'The season is still young and
we have a ways to go. I feel we will
eventually get there, but it's going
to be small gains. Someone once
said, you've got td. crawl before
you walk! But we will walk before
the end of the season," concluded
Belin.
The Lady Sharks will host
Liberty County on Thursday at
6:00 ET; travel to Blountstown on
Friday for a 6:00 game; then
travel to Arnold on Wednesday for
a 6:00 game.
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Port St. Joe High School
junior Stephen Gaddis competed
Saturday, March 2nd in the 2002
FSU Season Opener. The track.
meet was hosted by Florida State
University. Stephen, along with
two other local 4ligh school pole
vaulters, was allowed. to vault
with FSU's finest.,
Troy, State and Bluffton
College, from Ohio. entered
vaulters as well.
Gaddis entered the compete~
tion when the B1ar'was raised to 13
feet. At 14 It. 9 inches, he shat-
tered the high school record that
he set the previous year.
Stephen ended the competi-
tion by tying for third place with
. Brooks Webber; Jeff Atkinson
came in first place and Jared
Sweetster was second, all .from
FSU.

Upcoming Games
The Sharks will travel to
Liberty County on Friday'at 7:00
ET; then play games at 1:00 and
4;00 on Saturday in the Bay
Spring Sports Weekend in
Panama City in baseball action.

Ravens/Panthers
The Eastcoast Ravens will
host the Ft. Lauderdale Panthers
this Saturday, March 9, at 7:00
p.m. at the Port1lSt. Joe high
school stadium.
The team and sponsors
encourage the community to come
out and support the Ravens. The
concession stand will be open.

PSJ Project Grad
Attention, parents of 2002
Port St. Joe High School gradu-
ates-the next, and very impor-
tant, planning meeting of the.
Project Graduation committee will
be held on Monday, March 11th,
beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the
school's Commons Area. It's still
not too late to join i@i the effort, so
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PORT ST. JOE 74, CHIPLEY 65
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erdale Westminster Academy, a
75-66 winner over American
Heritage Delray Beach, in: the
state semi-finals at 11:30 ET on
Thursday morning in the
Lakeland Center. The winner will
face the winner of the Hamilton
County :versus Florida Air
Academy game, played at 10:00
on Thursday, in the Class '2A
finals at noon on Saturday.
Oyster ,Country. (106.5 FM)
will carry the games) live on the
radio. Pre-game on Thursday
begins at 11:15 ET. If the Sharks
win on Thursday, the pre-ngame
.for Saturday's game will begin at
11:45.
"I thought it was a great
defensive game. by our kids," said
head coach, Chuck Gannon. 'The
game plan was to really, make the
MIcCullough kid work hard, try
and take away the other guys,
drive the,ball down the floor and
run on them- and I think we did
that.
"I think making McCullough
vwork hard from an ollffensive
.standpoint, took him out a little
bit defensively because he's not a
bad defensive player at times. Of
course, Jerrell Shower coming up
real big with three charges on
him- that helped."
Trailing 9-5 with 3:33 left in
the first quarter, the Tiger Sharks
went on a 10-0 run and closed
out the quarter with a 17-15 lead.
Port St. Joe stretched its lead
to 27-19 midway through the
second quarter, before the Tigers
put together an 8-0 run to tie the
game at 27-27. The Tiger Sharks
pulled 'away late irq the quarter
with. a 7-1 run. with Bo Lenox
'".sinkig a three-pointer with 40
seconds lelt in the hall Lo give Port
St. Joe a 39-33 lead'.
Chipley' closed the six point
gap quickly in the second, :half.
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Sharks responded to the pressure,
-well, and closed out the third
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seconds left on the clock, gave the'
Tiger Sharks a 56-43 lead.
Port St. Joe held its lead
throughout the fourth quarter,
despite only making eight of 16.
shots from the foul line.
'"We .only .pressed one time,"
added Gannon. 'We just played
straight Lup man-to-man defense
to try and get a feel of the game.
and contain McCullough \We were
doinme a good job of containing
him, ard were pretty well in each
one of their shooter s face. so v.e
didn t chance using the trap.'


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with a game high 25 points, 10
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Final Four

rebounds, seven assists and two
steals. Ray Bailey had 15 points,
five rebounds, four assists, two
steals and grabbed three loose
balls. Woodrow Cherry added 13
points and 13 assists; while Bo
Lenox chipped .in 10 points.
Jerrell Showers had a big night on
defense, drawing four charges.
Three of the charges were on
McCullough, who fouled out with
4:04 remaining in the game.
The. Tiger Sharks (23-9) are
heading to Lakeland with three
players averaging in double digits.
Isaiah Jenkins leads the team,
scoring 21.5 points per game, 4.9
rebounds per game and 2.5
steals. Ray Bailey is averaging
11.9 points, 4.4 assists and 2.4
steals; while Woodrow Cherry is
adding 10.9 points and 6.9
rebounds.
."Westminster is big. They
have a 6'9" Lithuanian kid inside,
they are 6'5", 64", 6'3", 63" and
come off the bench with another
6'4 and 6'5" kid. They like to run
from what I understand, so we're
going to find out how much they'
like'to run because we're going to
run with them, and we're going to
press. I think we'll have to try to
pick the tempo up, and try to get
them tired- I don't know if we
can because they run seven
deep," concluded Gannon.
Score by Quarters
Tigers 15 18 10 22 65
Sharks 17 22 17 18 74
PSJ (74)- Jerrell .Showers 4, Ray


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-From Page 11A
Bailey 15, Prince Jones 6, Bo
Lenox 10, Isaiah Jenkins 25,
Woodrow Cherry 13, and Dustin
Crews 1.
CHIPLEY (65)- Larry Bullock 2,'
Robert Saulter 2, T. J.
McCullough 18, Martise Spencer
11, Bobby Collins 3, Brent Crews
19, Daniel Singletary 2, Marcus
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The Port St. Joe High School.
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Lakeland this week, and' Oyster
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at 11:15.
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More specifically Capt. Danny
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and offshore fishing adventures.
and Capt. Trey Landry aboard
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Express aluminum flats craft both
providing inshore. shallow water
and back-country fishing adven-
tiui-es, enabling our customers


and visitors alike to experience
fishing opportunities in all areas
of Florida's Great Northwest Gulf
Coast, bays and waterways." con-
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The Port St. Joe Marina is
owned by the City of Port St. Joe,
leased by Arvida, a St. Joe
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RSVP Program
Plans Trips
The Retired Senior Volunteer
Program (RSVP) will sponsor a tnp
to Branson, MO. (home of country.
music), which includes six days,
five nights and,10 meals.
Scheduled during the.March
25-30 trinp are shows by Shoji
Tabuchi. Mickey Gilley. and The
Baldkriobbers, and visits to Ozark,
Museum. Bass Pro Store, and
Lambert's in Springfield.
The group also plans a one-
night. two-day Biloxi trip to
Casino Magic arid Gulfport Grand
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tnp.
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Bonnie Belin, a freshman at
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Southern Invitational held
February 22nd through the 24th.
Belin batted .556 over six
games during the tournament.


She had 10 hits, scored six runs,
drove in four runs and hit two
homeruns.
Bonnie is a 2001 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School, and is
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Judge Smiley Keynote Speaker For

PSJHS Black History Month Celebration


The Honorable Judge Elijah
Smiley of Bay Cpunty was the
keynote speaker for the Black
History Month Celebration held
recently at the Port St. Joe. High
School Media Center. Judge
Smiley is a 1977 graduate of Port
St. Joe High, School and obtained
a Bachelor of Arts in Government
and his Juris Doctor degree from
Florida State University.
Prior to his appointment to
the bench in 1995, Judge Smiley
worked as a staff attorney for
Northwest Florida Legal Services,
Managing Attorney for Legal
Services of North Florida,
Assistant Felony Public Defender
for the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit, and as a private attorney.
He was subsequently elected to
the bench in 1996 and. returned
to office in 2001 without opposi-
tion. He and his wife, Kathy, have
one child, Danielle.
In his remarks, Judge Smiley
encouraged the students to "rise
above the ordinary" by setting
goals. He stated that "it is not a
tragedy to fail to achieve your
goals; it is a tragedy not to have
goals."
The theme for the Black


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Judge Smiley (lett) is presented a plaque by Port St Joe High
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one that all can relate to... "a close
and careful review of from whence
you came gives you the p6wer to
makemnew choices for yourself and
about your life.".
The program consisted of
Twentieth Century African,
American poetry by Angel
Barbee's Language Arts class; an
original poem by Reko NT. Gainer,
"A Picture on a Mantle": a patn-
ouc medley by Ann Comforter,
Rachel Geoghagan and Ken Peak;
the Negro National Anthem. "Lift
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Bailey; and a solo .by Mary L.
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C. Stephens, Roy Wiley, John Strickland, and Joe Burns. All have passed except John Strickland
:(who shared the photo) and Robert Cantley (not pictured).


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Patnck's Day. March 10 at 4:00
p.m. ET. at the Dixie Theatre in
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Band in a program that will
delight not just the Insh. but all
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by David Jones and his wife.
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rich cultural heritage of Irish
dance alive, and to provide this


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to more people."
Rish said, "Preston. has
demonstrated his professionalism
and his desire to serve his clients
better by educating himself better
and performing at the highest
level for his clients. We are real
happy to have agents of his char-
acter and work ethic with Century
21 Gulf Coast Realty."


since the first: of the year, so ,I
expect to have even a better year
in 2r202," said Preston. "Having
my own website,
, www.HomesByRuss. com,. and
using other hi-tech tools has
helped me to get my message out

Harriet Landry
Joins Century 21

Gulf Coast Realty
Harriet H. Landry, a Florida
real estate broker who owned her
own brokerage firm in Ft.
Lauderdale for the last 25 years,
completing more than $200 mil-
lion in brokerage transactions,, of
hotels, motels, multi-family units
and waterfront residences over
the past. seven, years, has joined
Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty, ,Inc.
as a new associate.
Harriet .and her husband,
John Landry,. a principal- of
Brandy Marine. Inc., and presi-
dent of, the Northwest division .of
Brandy Marine, the managers of
the Port St. Joe Marina, moved to
Port St. Joe mn October of 2001.
,"Throtighlouit nimy career in South
Florida I experienced the sudden
growth and .rapid development,
that increased densities and
replaced the once splendid land-
scapes arid oceanfrorit vistas.'
These are not the passions for
development I 'see here, 'or .in
nearby. areas of Florida's Great
Northwest. Here development
embraces and incorporates the
rich variety of natural .resources.
It was that approach to develop-
ment on this coast by Jay Rish
and his firm that convinced me to
become an associate with them,"
stated Harriet.
'As an associate with Century
21 Gulf" Coast Realty r. will''be
focusing my attention on Commer-
cial and investment-grade proper-
ties. including hotels, motels and.
apartment buildings. vacant land
and residences. I am very excited
about my association with
Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
and the opportunities it affords to
be a part o0f this community's
growth .
"I am elated and honored to
have someone with Harriet's expe-
nence and credentials join my
staff," said Jay Rish. President/
Broker of Centtiry.21 Gulf Coa$t
Realty. "Companies'run smoothly
when one surrounds himself with
talented arid knowledgeable peo-
ple. I. am convinced that Harriet
Landry possesses those qualities.
She \ill definitely fill a 'niche in
the area real estate profession
with her extensive knowledge and
experience in the commercial and
investment property area."


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105 MIMOSA DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE N,.:e 3
BR/2 Ba home with great fireplace, large
screen porch, pull-out cabinets, and 2 car
garage. Great landscaping on 1 .1/2 lots at
$179,000.


n.um s i lul new roof, fresh
pa ir('J ,ai'et, as well as a comfortable
sun r with jacuzzi and an inground sprin-
kler system. Situated on 1.5 lots. This home is'
located in one of the. most convenient areas of
Port St. Joe. Priced to sell @ $159,900.
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With 115' of bay frontage, this picturesque
homesite is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and
has septic.'tank and driveway in place. A
Bargain @ $225,000.


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WORLDS! ThF.
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Taslefully deco-
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boast' numerous
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two comfortable
decks And is
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furnished at
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GULF FRONT ON CAPE SAN BLASI Ern,:,/
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. Nes, appliances and A/C make this one
lo see Perfecily priced @ $444,000.



'QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN EASTPOINT is home
to this 3 BR/ 2 BA Fleetwood Beauty. Plenty ol
room or, ih.; fenced acre oi includingg work-
zhop callop e. -ll dr .e and I..., clandscap-
.ng Only 572,500.
Cozy 2 BR/ ~ in, vard Creek.
Vaulted J Deiached
Garage, oaT-ou'e and ttore

Gulf Front on Cape San Bias, 51'x312',
$399,000.
Treasure Bay on C-30, 103'x217't @
$72,500.
Money Bayou, Gulf View, 2 lots for
$90,000.
Money Bayou, S46,000.
Treasure Shores, Gulf View, 2 lots @
S86,000 each.
Cape San Bias 1st Tier, 102'x106 @
$179,900.
Cape San Bias 2nd Tier, $129,900.
"Gulf View lot in Treasure Shores.
$86,000.
Commercial Lot in Porl St. Joe. 50'X170'
S39,900.
Cape San Bias Shores Gulf View. 3 Lots
for only 5129,000.
Gulf Front Homesite bordering Stale Park.
50' X 367'. 5650,000.


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Blue Angels At Tyndall


The United States Navy's
Aerial Demonstration Team, the
Blue Angels will bring their spe-
cial brand of high-flying aerobat-
ics to Team Tyndall's annual Gulf
Coast Salute, heading up an open
house lineup that promises non-
stop excitement from start to fin-.
ish.
The air show, March 23 and
24, is open to the public with free
admission and parking. Shuttle
bus transportation will be pro,-
vided to the flight line show area.
The base's security, forces will be
directing traffic and parking, and
security will be tighter. Tyndall
Officials want everyone to come
*and join this year's special event,
but remember, do not bring any
weapons, alcohol or containers
that will require additional
searching.
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large amounts of pavement and
the expected crowd, pets will not
be allowed.
Joining the Blue Angels in the
air show lineup will be several
military demonstration teams and
civilian aerial demonstrations.
Not all of the Gulf Coast
Salute's activity will be in the air.
Numerous ground displays and
attractions will be available for
young and old. An entire aircraft
hangar will be dedicated to free
events and activities for kids
including pedal planes, face
painting and moon walks.
There'll be great food, games
and plenty of attractions guaran-
teed to make this event a memo-
rable one.
To see how this year's Gulf
Coast Salute is shaping up, check
out the official web site at


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umes in excess of $1 million each
during the award period of
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December 31, 2001. During the
award period, the Association-
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Libia Taylor received an award for the highest dollar volume
and sales transactions in Gulf County by Cora Russ, treasurer of
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Countypnd 639 real estate trans-
actions with a'total volume of
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Anchor Realty. The, first place
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Collins Realty. The team awarded
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Saporito of Anchor Realty.
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William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211


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


A man visited a prison and saw
an old fellow with a big needle and
a ball of twine, sewing a burlap
'bag.
"Sewing?" he asked. -
"No," said the convict, "reaping."
Sin, and you'll suffer. Yes, God
forgives sin. But sin against your
body, and you'll pay in, ruined
health-even if you're forgiven. Sin
against yourfamily, and hearts will
be broken-even if you're forgiven.
Cried one who had lived a
reckless early life, "I'm glad I've
turned from my sins to God. He
has forgiven me. But the scars
remain."
Why be a victim when you can
be a victor? Let God save you now,'
-won'tyou?

Revival At
College Park
Revival services will start at
7:00 p.m. CT on March 11 at the
College Park Church of God 'in
Wewahitchka., The Rev. ,. Donald
Ross and wife, of DeFuniak
Springs will, be ministering :in
word and music. :
Rev. Joe Glass and, wife
extend a warm welcome for every-'
one to come and 'worship with
them and the church family.


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


Annual Men's Day
Program Sunday
Elder Charles Gathers and
congregation invites you to .join
them as they celebrate their
annual Men's Day Program on
Sunday, March 10th at 11.:30
a.m. at Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church.
The theme is Men Empowered
by God's Spirit (Acts 1:8). Minister
Brown, Pentecostal Temple
Church of God In Christ will be
the guest speaker. All are welcome
to come and hear this powerful
message. The church is at 315
Martin Luther King Blvd.

Statewide Domestic
Violence Conference
Set in Marianna
The Florida Coalition .Against
Domestic ,Violence will. hold its
fifth -Annual Rural Domestic
Violence Conference "Breaking
the Silence-Behind Closed Doors"
March 13-15 at Chipola Junior
College in Mananna.
.There is no fee to attend this
con lerence. The event will feature
Judge Ted Poe, 228th Criminal
District Court, Houston, Harris
County, Texas. Judge Poe is
nationally known for his innova-
tive sentencing techniques, as
Swell as his advocacy work regard-
in~ domestic and sexual violence
issues.
Onr Wednesday. March 13th
the luncheon will feature the
Manrianna Hiah School Show and
Pop Choirs. The luncheon will
acp0 offer participants an opportu-
nity to net-ourk with other profes-
,iuridna.l and po'licvmakers iFrom
acro-ss the state.


Highland View Baptist Churchi
"A Fellowship of.God's Children Sharing Jestis, JESUS CARES We Care."
382 Ling Sheet Porl St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: hvbaptisl@aol.com Web Sile: www.forminislry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll pick you up.'


Sunday School ............L..: 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ................ 5 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 6 p.m.


Wednesday Bible Sludy/'Prayer Meeling ....7 p.m.
Wednesday Youlh/Children Activities ........ 7 p m.
Wednesday Choir Practice .......... 8p.m.
PASTOR: REV. JOHNNIE RAY BAILEY


"A Port of Victoy" '

Firs Ckch ofe k Qz zerie
S 2420 Long9 A..ne"* Poet St. Flocida '32456.
(850) 229-9596


Sunday School . . . . . 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ............... I 1 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ........... 7 p.m.


Lord in fite bermi-, on slrs~


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
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P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church
280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
(850) 227-1361
Sunday School .......... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship --2nd & 4th Sundays ....................... 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Mtg. &-Bible Study Thursdays ........................... 6:30 p.m.
Come and share with us in our "Walk In The Newness of Life"
Rev. Marty G. Brown, Pastor


You'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 Pastor Rev. David Duncan


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BORDEN APPRAISAL SERVICE.
W. Dale Borden
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MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC'
(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies


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


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


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


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


Wewa City-Wide Palm Law Enforcement Free Fruits
Sent the Message: and Vegetables
Sunday March For Jesus_ Buckle Up Kids The Washington Improvement


A re-enactment of Jesus tri-
i4mphant entrance into Jerusalem
and His crucifixion is planned for
Palm Sunday, March 24 at 12:15'
p.m. CT in Wewahitchka.
Starting at Pitts Pharmacy
parking lot, the Ministerial
Association-sponsored event will
proceed. south on Main Street to


..range- Avenue, next to uGlad
Tidings Assembly of God Church.

Everyone is.' asked to ..partic-
ipate by joining in the march and,
if possible, wear a costume that
would have been worn in Jesus'
time. For more i formaUon call
639-6754 or 639-9698.


If YOU See News Happening. SJBHS Third

Call The Star at 227-278 Annual White


Workshops will include train-
irng on Florida domestic violence
laws and legal advocacy. identifi-
cati'on ol priman1 aggressors. rape
, evidence collection. cultural diver-
sity., children's is-ues. advocacy
aJid other topics.
Enrollment is open, however
only a ,limited number of confer-
ence notebooks have been
ordered, so participants are
encouraged to register early.
For conference information.
contact Ms.. Shen BracketL.'
FCADV at 850/425-2749 .


Elephant Sale
The St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society will hold Its third annual
White Elephant Sale on Saturday,
April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
in sponsor Toucan's parking lot in
Mexico Beach.
To 'donate items to thi.e
fundraiser please call 229-6127 or
drop them off at 907 16th Street
in Port St. Joe. All donations are
appreciated (no clothing, please).
All prpoeeds go to the animal
shelter building fund.


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
and join 1 us ritn worship . Pri o
Hwy..98
10:30 Sunday Morning C
.7:00 Wednesday Evening ,y.
7 ;,71 :h-- 'l"a
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
\ isit our u ebsite at: familylifechurch.net we.ah,,hia
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
S SUNDAY: G:nera.l ,\,,cmbli 9 45 a.m. Bible Study all ages.10 a.m.
l' .:.rnin, W rsl-ip 11 i m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: ChoirPraetice 6 p m. Prayer Meeting:.& Youth Group 7 p.m.
"'0 ",ii d ,11i see hari the 'Lord is good: blIcied li, e man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this ii)iri'atiin to join us in worship. God bless you! .
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
P.,st.r, Bro. I.1rcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sidila .. School . 9.45 a.m.
SiIILndl, ?.tlorn.iiiin shiprshp . .. 11:00 a m
Siiuidai' Evewiiii Seri ice . ... 6:30 p m.
\ l J..i, . ... .... 7:00 p.m .
W'e Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


First Unitedl Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
S11 Norlh 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday .W1orship Services:
Traditional ......... ............ .. ..... 9:00 a.m., CT
Conlem porary ........ ....'j............................ 11:00 a.m ., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSER PROVIDED Church/Office:' 648-8820

TO KNOW CHRIST ANb) TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+-+ I+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


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Discovery God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long IAvenue
BAP TIST.* CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship 'unda, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sunda y 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


An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure. This is the
standpoint of law enforcement,
medical, personnel and commu-
nity traffic safety teams regarding
the -safety of children of Florida's
roadways. .
The February .Buckle Up
Florida-,safety belt enforcement
wave coincided with .Child
Passenger Safety' Week; and all
efforts were focused on educating'
parents and Eetting children
buckled up. The massive
statewide endeavor included 73
child safety seat checkup events
with 739 technicians who checked
or installed a shopping 1,903
child safety seats in the nine-day
period'.
'Children learn by example.
and we have a responsibility to
protect them." -aid Jennfer
Collins, for Buckle Lip Flonda.
"We wanted to first educate the
parents about why they need to
buckle up tIeir kids, then make
sure that they have the seats
installed correctly. That is what
we hoped to accomplish 'with


Group anda The arm, Shnare.
Incorporation of Flirda City will
be distributing free vgetables and
fruits to the public at the David
Jones' Gymi on Tuesday, March
20.
If there is anyone interested
in volunteering please contact the!
WI .office prior to distribution.
Please bring your own bags
and boxes.
If you have questions about
distribution please contact Vince
Addison at 850/229-6847,...
These community events. After all"
that, there is no excuse for us to%
see one child not buckled up." '
fn working toward the com-'
mon goal of getting Floridians
, buckled up, law enforcement offi-,
cers across Florida, join together
four times a year in a zero toler-
ance campaign against motorists.
who are not buckled.
The results of the February 9-;
17 enforcement period showed a
total of 27,136 safety belt tickets'
and 1,071 child restraint tickets ..
'were issued statewide.


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Ralph Bradford
Ralph D. (Ras) Bradford died
Friday, February 8 in North Miami
Beach. He was born in Carrabelle
on June 25, 1916 where he grad-
uated from Carabelle High School.
He attended the University of
Florida until his enlistment in the
U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 dur-
ing World War II.
While in the Air Corps, he
served as a ball turret gunner. on
a:B-17 in the European Theater of
Operations and completed 25
missions over enemy territory. His
decorations included the Distin-
guished Flying Cross, three Air
Medals, and a Purple Heart.
After the war he continued his
service in the U.S. Air Force. He
participated in the Berlin Airlift
and numerous other operations,
retiring in 1962 with the rank of
Senior Master Sergeant. He
moved to Hialfah after retiring.
He was preceded in death by
his wife of fifty-six years, Naomi.
He is survived by his daugh-
ter, Nancy Anne Karbin of North
Miami Beach; two sisters, Helen,
Kilbourn of Port St. Joe, and
Thelma Blomquist of Carrabelle;
and two grandsons, Brian and
40 Justin Robbins, both of Hialeah.


Dr. John Kisner
Dr. John William Kisner,
DDS, 56 of Marianna, "died
Thursday, February 28 at the
Tallahassee Memorial Regional
Medical Center. He was a native of
Medina, Ohio, and had lived in
Columbus, Ohio, before coming to
Marianna, where he lived for the
past 18 years. Dr. Kisner was
employed as a dentist at Dozier
School for Boys, and had been in
private practice for the previous
17 years. He also held a BS degree
in mechanical engineering from
Colorado State University, was an
avid fisherman and wood crafts-
man.
He is survived by his wife,
Ariann Kisner 'of Marianna; a
daughter, Cindy of Raleigh-
Durham, North Carolina; and his
mother, .Paula Kisner of
Marianna. .
Services were at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 at Eastside
Baptist Church with the Rev.
Perry Riley officiating -and Lord
Funeral Home of Marianna direct-
ing.
In lieu of flowers, 'those wish-
ing may make contributions to the
Eastside Baptist. Church Building
Fund.


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RiRuby.Mae Baker passed away
Friday, March 1 at Bay Medical
Center in Panama City. She was
born March 18, -1914 in Ever- 1
green, Alabama to the late Frank
.and Ceola King. She was a mem-
ber of Mt; .Carmel Missionary
Baptist Church' here she served
on the Mothers. Board, and sang
in the choir. She was also a mem-
ber of the -New Gulf Coast
Missionary Baptist Association .
Minister's.Wives/Widows..
She is survived by her hus-
band of 47 years;,the Rei. Luther
Baker; three sons, Ira Roberts, and
Lorenza Roberts; ',bbth of Tampa,
and Douglas Richards of Port St
Joe;, one daughter, Arzator B..
Jones of Port St. Joe;' a step-
mother, Inez King of Port St. Joe;
three stepsisters: three stepbroth-
ers; three godsons, Jerome.
Jefikins and George Davis of
Panama City, and Leon Skane of
Port St. Joe; .four goddaughters.
Oraline .Skane. Vanessa Fennell.
Hope Guthers and Daniell
Jenkins: svxteen grandchildren:
ten great -grandchildren: one
great-great-grandchild: two dear
aunts, .Wynomia ngram ,of
Mo6ntgomer.- AL. and.t Dana
Booker of New Brunswick. NJ; an
aunt-in-law. Katie King. of
Evergreen, AL; a special cousin,
Annie Pearl Presly: seven sisters-
in-:aw. six brothers-in-law: and a
host of cousin's and friends.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, ,March .7. at- 1 ,00, pnm.
at the 'Mt. Carmel Missionary
Baptist Church. 300 Avenue D in
Port St. Joe with, he Rev. Eddy
Jackson officiating. Interment will
follow in Forest .Hill Cemetery.
Mrs.. Baker will:ie9 state. at the
church two hdur prior to the ser-
,ices. Z .

,Foyzell W.

Shackleford
Floyzell Shackleford. 88 of
Port St. Joe. passed away on
Friday. March 1 in Tallahassee.
She was a native o Wewahitchka.
married 'to the" ,late J.ulius
Shackleford. She ahs educated in
the Gulf County school system.
She was the manager of the Bar-
B-Que Pit many years ago. and an
active member and Mother of New
Bethel Missionary BapUst Church
of Port St. Joe. She was preceded
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Open House & Appreciation Day


Taunton Family Children's
Home will hold its annual Open
House/Appreciation Day on
Saturday, March 9th from 10:00
1 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The widely
acclaimed home for needy children
is now in its twenty-third year of
operation.
Operated solely by volunteers
Sand funded by private sources,
this unique children's home
depends heavily upon involve-
ment by individuals that have a

Experience Works
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Outstanding Older
Worker in Florida
Ex-penerice Works, the coun-
try's largest provider of mature-
vworker training and employment,
is, searching for Florida's most
o6 outstanding older worker.
Florida is currently solicitirne
nominations from businesses and
individuals. Applicants cnust be
y5 ears of age or older. a residerIl
of Florida. currently employed.
and working at least 20 hours
,each week for pay. The winner
must be willing anrd able to travel
to Washington DC in September
for the Expenenrce Works Prime
Time Award Program events.
Applicants who are part of a sub-'
sidized employment program
funded through local, state, or
national government support pro-
grams are not eligible for'this
award. .
Nominations must include a
brief narrative that describes the
older worker's overall contnbuiton
to the business. including
longevity, experience. skill level.
work ethic, any disabilities the
normnee has overcome to perform
his/her job. and a description of
his/her :omnmunit, involvement. ,
Official nomination forms
may be obtained from Lana
SBrown. Tallahassee. 550/922-
b0023 ext. 272. Entries may be
mailed, fax\ed, or e-mailed to
SExperience Works. 2525 S.
Monroe St.. Tallahas ee. 32301.
fax 850/921-5295. or lana.brown
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A committee ofi business arid
.caic leaders will evaluate nornmina-
t'ions. The winner will be
.' announced no later than May
...20th.

Thompson. Sabnna Kee of Port St.
--ret' '-and Vanessa Whitl&y of
.Tallahas ee: and godchildren Billy
DLxon. Sr. (Faye) and Carmen
Frazier: devoted neighbors
Aldonia Quinn and Colorado
Jones: sisters-in-law. Eartha Mae
Shackleford of Port St. Joe. and
Onita Shackleford Lee (John) of
Amrnitville. NY:; and a host of other
nephews., nieces, cousins and
family friends who were near and
very dear to the Shackleford fam-
ily.
Funeral services will be held
...at 11 a.m. ET Friday. March S. at
... the New Bethel Baptist Church.


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Se received. He received first
place in his category in the Junior
ecebrof 0Jiras Division, first runner-up for over-
all Junior Division, the Show7
stopper, Award, the Herbert
from Hoover Presidential Award, the
CrjASM International Foundation for
-*_ ic Engineering Certificate, the
McKee Engineering Co. Award,
the Discovery Channel Young
eoffreyScientist Challenge, the NACE
Special Award, Chipola Jr. College
chool Special Award, and the Engin-
eering for Scientific America
Certificate. All totalled, Geoffrey
brought home three trophies,
three ribbons, two medals, six
certificates and cash totaling
,,..u, the nearly $200. He will join eight
AseIntother areas found the other Gulf County students at the
Panhandle', the sciehc fair came State Science Fair in Lakeland in
to Wewahitchka :Elementary, in A pril.
December of 2001. The fair was a Wewahitchka Elementary is
huge success with -a;total of 86 pl W ewahitchk a Elementary is the
entries vying for the top prizes. protdher of Gulfe.Countffrey anwidners. all the
Our three overall loners were her GulfCounty winners.
Geoffrey, Manrde, amat 'twelve students are chosen to go
Spivey, and Meleah Lister. d to the state fair and nine of them
These students represented a re from Gulf County. Good luck"
our school at the Chipola to all our students, and thanks to
Regional a Science .Fair zein all those students in our local
Marlanna last month,..The compe- fairs that worked so hard to make
tuition was brutal, but our stu- them a success.
dents accomplished many goals.
Meleah placed second in her cate-
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Odyssey of the

Mind Takes 2nd
by Elizabeth Kilbourn
Last Saturday, Port St. Joe
Middle School's Odyssey of the -
Mind team traveled to Monticelo
to compete against five other
teams in regional competition'. If "
you're unfamiliar with the
Odyssey of the Mind program,
here's how it goes: a team of 7
people had to write a skit based
on a classic work of literature.
The team chose "Pandora's
Box", the Greek myth. The skit
had'to run under 8 minutes, and
had to include a team-created
dance. There were many other cri-
teria, but those are the basics..
When performance time
arrived, the audience enjoyed a
humorous show, pulled off with--
out a hitch.
Apparently, another team's
show turned out the same way. In
the end Angelica Driesbach,
Nicole Ford, Elizabeth Kilbourn,
Henry Kirby,' James Lawrence,
Summer ..Stitt, and Lenora
Weimorts came in second place to
the Cobb Middle ,School team.-
However, they will still be number
one in Port St. Joe's heart.


Cookie Booths,
Girl Scouts will besellinig.
cookies at the Wewa IGA .on
Sunday, March, 10 from 12:30: to
4:30 to make, up for last week.
Other booth ,sales this week are
Friday, March, 8 at Bill's pollar
Store from 4-6 p.m., and
Saturday, March 9 at Gulf Foods
'min Mexico Beachl from 3-6 p.m.


U i


the

Principal

of


Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby

Idea #9 from the list of "18
Ideas for Becoming a Mastert
Student".is as follows. Relate con-
tent whenever possible to issues
and problems and practical situa-,
tions in your life. If you can't conei
-eet it to life. you L'don't know it.L
And don t hesitate to ask your
" teacher for assistance in this kind
of thinking!


Next week we will have the
much anticipated FCAT tests.
They will be for all grades.
However, remember that 10th
graders must pass all portions of
the FCAT in order to graduate!
With the new way of grading
schools, our grades will depend
on the success of all of our stu-
dents: 7-10. And just as a clarifi-
cation, even 11th and 12th
graders will be taking some form
of a standardized test next week.
Meanwhile, all high school
students are scheduled to take
final exams this Thursday and
Friday. (3rd and 4th period exams
are on Thursday and 1st and 2nd
period exams are on Friday morn-,
ing.) Remember, if you are not
going to be here on Friday after-
noon, present your note to the
office by 8:00 in the morning.
There will be no phone calls for
early releases!
Congratulations are in order
to our many Academic Achievers.
The Academic' Team traveled to
Ocala last week and competed in
a major brain bowl last weekend.
'. Representing our school were
Ryan Martin, James Destifino,
Clark Cutchin, and Andrew
Lassiter.
Meanwhile,` our OM teams did
splendidly in their competitions
'as they qualified for the state
meet in Orlando in April.
Representing the Middle School
team were Matthew Miller, Justin
Barnes, Sarah House, Greg
Sandridge, and Brad Udell.
And on the high school team
were Dottie Hall, Scott Hightower,..
Jade Gaskin', Kody Bidwell.
Nathan Gnmes'. Apnl Cloud. and.
Sheiletta Fisher. ,The coaches for
these teams are Mistv Wood and
Micah Peak. Way to go and best 0of
luck in the state!,
The Mock Trial Team, under
the direction of" Mrs. Pearl Hunter.
will be off to the state competition
on March 21-23. Members of this
team include Jana Traylor. James
Destifino. :' .Caleb Cutchin,.
Monique Ackipns, Cortne Hoover.
Zach Barnes, and Kody Bidwell.
We are anticipating a trophy!
This week the baseball team
is taking on Carrabelle at home.
Apalach at their place. and R.F.
Munroe at home on Fnday. With a
full team now at his disposal.
Coach Grantham's chargers are
looking good.
The softball, team will take on
Carrabelle at home on Tuesday,
Apalach at their place. and FAMU
at home on Friday. These are dis-
tnct games! .
The track team heads to
Rutherford .arid Chiles this week
.for its meets. The runnerS. espe-
cially, are rounding into shape!
Weight litLing has been going
well and several members of the
team have qualified for the state
meet already. Recently Anthony
Robinson and Chris Nelson
earned that distinction.
This %year s Curriculum Fair is
entitled Wild, WVild West.' It will
be held on March 15th as a result
.-of a change in our calendar. Our
plans have begun in earnest to,
make this another great activity.
The community is invited to
attend as it has done in the past.
And if you would like to partic-
ipate, please contact Mrs. Debbie
Cole at 639-2228.
The end of the grading period
is technically March 13th.
However, we will not change
classes until the 18th. Students
will be in school on the 14th &


NYLPH FINNEWS


d/L.'. PO IT ST. JOE
MENTARY SCHOOL


by Cindy Belin
Testing: During the week of
March 11-14 students in kinder-
garten through second grades will
take the 'Stanford Nine test and
students in grades 3-5 will take
the FCAT. Please make sure your
child gets plenty of rest, a nutri-
tious breakfast, arrives at school
by 7:50 and brings two #2 sharp-
ened pencils.
No School: School will not be
held on Monday, March 25 due to
Teacher Inservice.
Report cards: for this grad-
ing period will be sent home on
Tuesday, March 26. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.


Spring Break: School will not
be held March 29 April 5 due to
Spring Break.
Kindergarten registration
will be held on Wednesday, April
17 from 8:00-1:30. If your child
plans to attend kindergarten next
year, please bring to registration:
*your child
*birth certificate
*social security card
*proof of immunization
*physical within the last
school 'year
Storyteller: Our faculty, staff
and students will enjoy a perfor-
mance by a Japanese Storyteller
on Tuesday, April 23. Parents are
invited to attend. .'
L ni '"-


Port St. Joe Elementary School "Students of the Week" are
(front, I to r) second grader Alyson Harvey, first grader Dusty
Richter, kindergartner Travarous Riley, and pre-k student
Deontae George; and (back, 1 to r) fifth grader Evan Protsman.
fourth graders Evan Protsman and Dani Newsome, and third
grader Zach Hunter.


15th of March. Students will be
off on March 25th. but they do
not get off (or Spnng Break until
March 29th.
Report cards will. be handed
out on March 26th. (This is the
same date as 'our History Fair,
which I hope you will attend.) We
will distribute report cards differ-
ently this time. They will be made
available to parents in the
evening. of the 26th. Those not'
picked uip will be made available
to parents on"Wednesday and
"Thursday of'thai week. Those not-
picked up will mailed on
.'hursday afternoon the 28th..
On the 27th of March we will
have a very special assembly.
(TGIF format) as we will welcome
back to\ WHS the Rio Grande


College L.horale. They were a big
hit with us a couple of years ago.
so we are anticipating another
fine performance.
Spring -Break begins on
Friday, March 29th. There is no
school that day. Students return
to' school on Apnl 8th. This is also
a Gold Card Party davy!
Sophomores and Juniors are
eligible for the Youth Leadership
Conference at FSU| on May 1-4.
The cost is S175. See Dr. T for
more information. .,
Plerae s'e-remninded that thea
will be no sutruffer school for high
school. students. This is particu-
larly' important for. seniors who
may need something. extra in
order to graduate. Adult school in
PSJ may be the answer.


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of Credit, you can do pretty much what you want. It's your money. And,
we're your credit union, doing whatever it is we can to let you know how
- much we appreciate your business. In fact, when you get a TFCU Home
Equity Loan or Line of Credit, there -are no closing costs OR application '
fees* And, the interest you pay might even be tax-deductible. But please,
consult with your tax advisor first. So, if you already have an existing loan
or line of credit or wish to apply for one, speak to a representative in our
Lending Center at (850) 747-4321 or toll-free 877-747-4321. Or simply
visit us at www.tyndallfcu.org to apply. And when it comes to your color
choices, might we suggest neutrals?


*Closing costs paid up to $800. Offer subject to change witholiut notice. Member eligibility required. On first and second mortgage homeequity
___i ^ oans. you may qualify for up to 100% of the appraised value or 100% of the tax assessment value in your home. No more than a minimum
NCI A We do business in accordance with payment mustbe made for 24 months. Loans maybe am ortied or up li15 years; $5.000 minimum loan, maximum loan $50.000. Should loan
S' i. i. I i.. H.. ..'i'i" ".d not be amortized for a two-year minimum, closing costs, depending ro loan amount, will be imposed. Annual Percentage Rate; rate may
. ,,. r ,,, l. 'vr, r,,l r fluctuate periodically; maximum rate of 17% APR Subject to application approval. Some restrictions apply. Offer begins February 1, 2002 and
ends April 30.2002.


FOURTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL


FOURTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL
NOMINATING COMMISSION
SOLICITATION OF APPLICANTS FOR
FOURTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDGE
rai:'CE IS HEREB'i P.'Eri thatii r.e
Jul.i:il PrIrmiriAung C mminTl=" ,':,n I..r 'me 14th
Judli:il ,1irc:ultl on li.u in :ng Bi', C A,hur,.u 'iAull
Hiolmes .j ch: on and Warir CorI .runI'u.; IE .':'c
iung ppi,'- til.r frOm, suxii-" n me, bwb'.-: ,, The
Fl.:.rida Bar v i'll sa,':ra :, in [he ..I 'l .:.' Cir.ceiu
joL e I- a i rand Fourteerinh .ilu-n ial Circuitl
irrfERESTED PARTIES mir obaainr a
.juai.:il .ipplicau,,n" from the office of the Judicial
Nominating Commission member,' Mr. Jay W.
ari,, uel Fo.;il ,j cei 14.: B \ 1 L gar, mr Cir., Flridi.
32-.22 ti34 Mr3gr..,ll' A.er,;ue ParianTa Ci, Fko.rda
i2Juil Ttie prore i.5',', i" '5 555 F .\ iA'." -' i
0133 .f.pl sLuc,:.r-, -e *due' i he .aso..e a rej i i n.)
later than 5:'0 P.I'M CST :.r, M,:.i-..a., \pnl 1 20'62
14th Cir. ult Judi,:ial Pja.:.mir. l C_- r: m :.. '.,
By; /s/ Jay W.-Manuel, Chair
Itc. March 7, 2002.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 02-16-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN L. HIGGINBOTHAM
Deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of JOHN L.
HIGGINBOTHAM. deceased. File-Number 02-16-CP.
Is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who
have objections that challenge the validity of the
will, the qualifications of the personal representa-
tive. venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required
to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30o DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publl-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All. other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.


LLCL N OTIONS I


ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date ofi Iri publicauorn o1' Irn Noxice is
March 7. 2002.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles-A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
John L. Higginbotham, Jr..
525 Maple Ridge Lane
Odenton, MD 21113
2tc. March 7 and 14,2002.
GULF COUNTY
COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING
Gulf County Is applying to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under ,the
Economic Development category In the amount of
$700,000 under the Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For
-each activity that is proposed, at least 51 percent of
the jobs created will be made available to.low- to
moderate-income (LMI) persons. The activities; dol-
lar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low
and moderate Income persons for which the County
is applying are:
Extend central water and sewer from Mexico Beach
along US 98 to the Integras Therapy & Wellness
Centers. Inc. (ITWC) facility (approximately 4,800'
and 3,300'. respectively). Pave access road to the
ITWC facility (approximately 4.8001.


Activity CDBG
Budget
(Approx-
imately)
Sewer Facilities $86,000
Water Facilities $127,000
Road Construction $345.500
Engineering $67.044
Administration $54.047
Contingencies N/A
TOTAL BUDGET $679,591


Non-CDBG I.MI%
Budget
(Approx- (Approx-
iately) niateiu
51+%
51+%

51+%
$116,656 51+%
N/A
$74.225 N/A
$190,881


The County has an adopted anti-displacement and
relocation plan; however, no displacement of per-
sons Is anticipated at this time. If relocation assis-
tance Is required as a result of the project, the
County will provide assistance as Indicated In the
policy.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity
to comment on the application will be held at the
County Commission Chamber. 1000 Cecil G. Costln.
Sr. Boulevard. Room 302, Port St. Joe. FL 32456, on
Tuesday. March 12. 2002 at 6:00 PM (EST) at a
Regular Meeting of the Gulf County Commission. A
draft copy of parts of the application will be made
available for review at that time. A final copy of the
application will be made available at the Gulf
County Chief Administrator's Offmce, 1000 Cecil 0.
Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe. FL 32456. on
Monday. April 1,. 2002. through Friday, April 5.


2002. between 'Lhe hours- of 8 00 AM (Easlern Timel
and 500 PM (Eastern Time) The application will be
subminted to DCA on or around Frlda\ April 12.
2002, (or later. If necessar)l To c.bLiln additional
Information concerning the public hearing contact
Mr. Don Butler, Chief Administrator, (850) 229-
6111.

The public hearing Is being conducted in a handl-
capped accessible location. gny handicapped person
requiring an Interpreter for Che hearing impaired or
the visually impaired should contact Don Butler.
Chief Administrator, at (850) 229-6111; at least five
calendar days prior to the meeting and an Inter-
preter will be provided. Any non-English speaking
person wishing to attend the public hearing should
contact Don Butler. Chief Administrator., at (850)
229-6111, at least five calendar days prior to the
meeting and a language interpreter will be provided.
To access a Telecommunication Device for, Deaf
Persons (TDD) please call (850) 229-6174. 'Any
handicapped person requiring special accommqda-
tion at this meeting should Don Butler, Chief
Administrator, at (850) 229-6111. at least five calen-
dar days prior to the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Aci of
1989, the following disclosures will be to DCA with
the application. The disclosures will be made .avall-
able by the Gulf County and DCA for public Inspec-
tion upon request These disclosures will be avail-
able onand after the date of submission of the appli-
cation and shall continue to be available for a mini-
mum period of five years.
1. Other government (federal. state and local)
assistance to the project In the form of a gift.
grant, loan, guarantee. Insurance payment.
rebate, subsidy, credit,. tax benefit, or any
other form of direct or Indirect benefit by
source and amount;
2. The Identities and pecuniary Interests,of all
developers, contractors, or consultants
Involved in the application for.assistance or In
the planning or development of the project or
activity;
3. The Identities and pecuniary Interests of any
other persons with a p6cunlary Interest in the
project that can reasonable be expected to
exceed $50.000 or 10% of the grant request
(whichever Is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consul-
tants. property owners, or others listed in,two
(2) or three (3) above which are corporations.
or other entities, the identification and pecu-
niary Interests by corporation or entity of each
officer, director, principal stockholder, or
other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be pro-
vided to the project by each of the providers of
those funds and the amount provided: and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and
amount.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/
HANDICAP ACCESS COMMUNITY *
Itc. March 7.'2002.
















News Column

Faith Christian School


March is the month that we
count and turn in Campbell's
soup labels (and related items). If
you have been saving them,
please turn them in. before the
end of the month. If you have not
turned in your money for the
Hebert candy, please do so imme-
diately.
Parents if you. have not
already done so, please remember
to look over your child's .progress
report and get them signed and
returned. The third quarter of the
scqliol year ends next Wednesday,
March 13.
It is also important to register
your children this month for next
year, especially preschool chil-
dren, to guarantee them a place.
The students (and some
teachers) are having, fun with
Spirit Week. Each day they have
dressed according' to the day's
theme. Monday was Western Day,
Tuesday was Backward Day,
Wednesday was Cartoon Charac-,
ter Day, Thursday is Patriotic'
" Day, and Friday concludes with
our annual Field Day. The stu-
I .: -


dents will run relays, play soccer,
participate in group contests, and
a host of other activities.
Students should dress appro-
priately as they will get hot,
sweaty, and dirty and have a lot of
fun doing so! We are looking for-
ward to a great time of just having
fun and playing together. Come
and cheer or be a parent volun-
teer. School will be dismissed at
12 noon (except for extended day
students).
On Friday, March 1, Amy
Heath of the Health Department
came to FCS and provided the
teachers and staff with blood
pressure, blood sugar, and cho-
lesterol. checks. Thanks, Amy,
and the Health Department. We
really do appreciate this service.
Some calendar events for this
month have been postponed: the
Annual Auction and Dinner to
April 20, and the Science Fair to
May 3.
Family workday was can-
celled Saturpay due to inclement
weather. We will let you know
when it has been rescheduled.'


Faith Christian School first grade students in Brenda
Robershaw's class display their history projects for their study
of countries around the world. Seated are Laniey Haynes, Justin
Cothran, Karah Bradley, Mary Caitlin Bouington, and standing
are Ryan Nichols, Abagail Davis, Chase Royal; Daniel Jones, and
Weston Sarmiento.


Sc"ool"ews
- '- : .. -



by Elizabeth Kilbourn,
Time flies when you're having
fun, and whether you have been
or not, another week has flown by
at the Middle Schobl. First, the
students of the week are for 8th
grade Bridget Bryan and Henry
Kirby. The 7th graders in this cat-
egory happen to be Kat Calvarese
and Randy Myrick. The deserving
6th graders this week are Jamey
Bird and Olivia Lamberson. A job
well done! -
If you want to win a pizza
party for your A.A., listen up! Your
A.A. teacher should have already
passed out your PTSO 'member-
ship forms, now it's your turn to
do your part! Take the forms
home, and get your parents,
aunts, uncles, and even grand-
parents to pay the $2 member-
ship fee to become a member of
the PTSO. Encourage your class-
mates to turn their. forms in, too.
If your A.A. collects; the most; you
will be, rewarded with a pizza
party.

There is. a baseball game
today at home against Apalach. If
you want to witness our bo\ s in
action, there is a game at 5:00
and. one at, 7:00Q, Good luck, boys!

On Monday we will be taking
the Florida Comprehensive,
Assessment Test, aka the FCAT.
We've been preparing for it all
year, and now it's finally here.
Make sure to aet a good night's
sleep and a good breakfast in the
morning. Good lucklo you all!'.

SWe've all seen a Heinz
ketchup bottle in our time, but
have you ever closely -examined
it? The 57 towards the top of the
label stands for. the number of
varieties of pickled cucumber's the
company once had. Quite a vari-
ety of pickles!
Thay's all for now be sure. to
read my farewell article next
week.


2001 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report


City of Wewahitchka


WF'are very pleased to provide.you with this year's A n n,71 Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the
excellent water and setYices we have delivered ri you over the past year. Our goal is and always ham been, to provide to you a
.,!' ai,/,7.i p,./.,i/' :.supply of drinking water. .
Or water source is a;.le.is ier ft'i ..2 els/ Thle n'elli drn 'i,,rm the Floridan Aquiftr.
We are pleased to report that our drinkii;,7 H'iareir i:crts all federal anid irnte re'qutireivemnt
If you hi' ve ,ii' quertn.iii, albitr this' icr'rr or concerning yaur water uility, please contact Donnie Minchew, 639-2605. We
encourage ou i'alned ciu roi'er to be :it.'riied abour their wat'r utility If von wanr to learn more, please attend any of our
regularly scheduled meetings. They air held 1 tIe sieciind and ftourlth .onday of ercry month at 6 30 at City Hall.
City vf ll-,,l ,[td-'La .i,'itnil:y imonitrr for contaminants in your drinking n aier according to"Federal and State laws, rules,
ahd' regulations. Exempt where indicated ralicrwi',', thi.s report is based on the results of our monitoring for 'the period of
JAiiuary 1st to December 31st, 2001. As at7rh..i i zed aMi approiTed by, EPA, rhe State iha reduced monitoring requirement for
certain ,i..a.rini,T,;, ,a ?.,' i', 't,' t than I- ,i r h ,er 'bcan.im)e crie ,,'ntraciown of fhe'e contaminants are not expected to vary
:i,,, t:, I i ii..t '... i'a' [.eI c. Some of rv,r ,i.l, [e.g. 'Ii'raiiii. Rad:,i'loiail, Leaid and.Copper contaminants], though

l,. [i" ri'/I- b'!,, ':Il t.d 'n and a,bi' r',ia[,,1.,'- y'wii nu.lit I.,t lb familiar nitah To help you better understand these
terms we've provided rdc till/.'ii n deiitin ..
Maximum Contaminant Level or 'MCL: THe ,ahil'eir /eiel ofi a conainmnat that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are
set as cl,0" r.,' rtic .1CLGs ais ea:7.l'c'/ic ut iic h l,'t a i/rada'h 1 reatr ent a echntolot'tc ogy
.Tnaxiiium Contamrinant Level Goal or MCLG: -The level of' a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
Li,' ,.' ,'t.,,-1 rik r ,'a Itlr. MCLGi all,,.fisr a m.iyi. i of.aten,.
Non-Detect or "7ND" inieain, itor deterced an11 iniindcates tliat tc I sIl'.,SMniwcwas not found by laboratory analysis.
Non-Applicable (lna): Di n.>r i appli
Action Level (AVL)I: Ti cn.tcc![:triaci of a c,iiirn ini ,aiiint ihil, if e.xcceded,. tcrigers treatmentor orher' requiiirements which
a water iff.e i ln. .ii
Parts per million (ppm) or Mfilligrams per liter (Ql/1) ioe part by it-einir ortana/vre to I million parts by 'wnei t of the
water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) orJllicrograms per liter (ug/1) one part I, winlV t of analre to 1 billion parts by weight of the
vavter sample.
Picocir'ie per liter (pCi/L) measure ofr'tlc iadioa,cti'vicy in watr '
As you ,i in i:,c ',' ti t.,//l,' table, 'ur r.i',e n, had n0o I'larioP, ii'i 're proud tlharyour drinking water meets or exceeds all
Federal a,,d, .iSrc '', e t


2001 TEST RESULTS TABLE


Oteouses IH ave Known


by Ron Isbell
As we turned the corner out
of the alley onto Third Street,
Willie wondered aloud,""Anybody
know what that little block build-
-ing is back there?'"
I hadn't seen.it. I've walked or
driven past it at least four or five'
times a week for the past six
months and had, never noticed it.
"Port St. Joe's only surviving
Southouse," he answered.
It rests right behind Roy's
hardware, paint, bait, tackle and
gift shop. I guess it's resting. -I'
don't know of anyone who would
volunarily give up the comfort of'
today's b-thi-opom'for a trip to 'aft
outhouse. At least a' trip:with the'
traditional purpose in mind. '.
.' But it;'did get me to thinking .
I'm probably one of the younger
'Amencans to have grown up mak-
ing regular visits 'outback'.. And I
don t mean to Australia. I will
have to confess to taking liberties
with the term "grown up". We did
get indoor plumbing the year I
Swas 10. As a testament to the
desirability of a modern bathroom
.I can with most -confidence
report that no one in'our family
has been without it since, except

for camping trips to primitive
sites. .
But 10 years (okay, I.spent
the first couple of years in :dia-
pers) of personal relationships
with outhouses still puts me in a
pretty elite group of babyboomers.
And while my siblings and par-
ents graduated to indoor space for
:convenience and comfort, not all
of my ancestors did.
My Great-Grandpa Whitka-
nack just couldn't do it. It was a
few years later when my great
aunt and uncle, who lived with
him, finally convinced Grandpa to
turn an extra bedroom/storage
room into...a bathroom. In his
mid-seventies (I'm guessing here)
he just wasn't in the mood for so
much change in his life. It wasn't
right, he said, to be taking care of
such business in the house.
He lived to be 92. And, as far
as I know, never spent a purpose-
ful moment in that bathroom.
When we visited-and all of his
grandchildren and great-grand-
children did often-we were com-
pelled to use the outhouse. Even
after the addition of the modern
"room" to the house we continued
this tradition -out of respect to his
wishes, we told our parents.
He also did nothing for the
corporate profits of Kimberly
Clark. He would have never been


accused, ldt alone convicted, of
squeezing Charniin. Or any other
brand of: soft, rolled paper nor-
mally called-upon in such visits.

He flat didn't believe in that
either. It was a Montgomery Ward
Scata]oeue or nothing. The old sto-


houses? I certainly have no. mem-
ory of-'that little utilitarian
building being used by more than
one person at a time.
-Why was a moon cut into
the door of many outhouses? We,
never' had one that fancy, but I
know they existed. Was it art'?
-


ries about Sears Robuck being
seen in every outhouse in America
were probably not true. That
Sears catalogue held a much
more revered,spot in most Middle
American households. It. rested
mighty close to the family Bible
and was probably referred to and
quoted more often.
Wards drew outhouse duty.
That should have told us who
would stay and who would go
when retailing got tough. I started.
to say rough instead of tough, but
that instantly brought back
painful memories I ,didn't want to
conjure up for those of you, who
know what I'm talking' about.
There are some things about
outhouses I still wonder about.
Not very often though. But I'm
certainly no closer to an answer
now than I was 40 years ago when
these memories were a little
fresher (that's a word you don't
hear often when discussing out-
houses).

Things like:
-Why in the world are there
two or more holes in most out-


-Whoever thought they could
vent an outhouse? Where is any
odor going to rise 'up a four inch
pipe or up through a larger hole
cut for the comfort of the occu-
pants?
-Why do wasps like to hang
around outhouses so much?
-What .do kids tip over on
Halloween since they've all disap-
peared?
-Why did that Amish family
in Central Illinois build a two-
story outhouse? Oh, yeah! I saw it
myself as we drove by. I suppose it
could have given the elders in that
household a little more leverage in
demanding youngsters to follow the
straight-and-narrow. Just the
threat of not having access to the
"executive restroom" upstairs
would certainly turn me into a
well-behaved youngster.
Sorry to leave you all abruptly
like this-but I've got to go.


NOW See The Star On Line at
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*' Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including
pesticides and herbicides, and .olatle organic contaminants dre the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at
..n c-,mIlino -'Um de JidiI i on [he- q4T fr e''erj e


a tn% l Ia p l .llll. U -pIIUInI on LIl n l r ullll l u- .ll..
Corunnmantan4 nLtol" Ut Daei MC. Level Range MCLG ..MCL Likely Source ofContamination
NMeluremeri, sampling \ .olaion l Detected'" of ,
(mio/'\r 'n YN Results
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha (pCiul) Sept-00 IN 12.6 rn/a 1 0 1 15 | Erosion of natural deposits


Inorganic Contaminants
Barium (ppm; Sept-00 N 0.008 n/a 2 2 Dischargeof drilling %astes;
S, discharge from metal refineries:
erosion of natural deposits
Cadmium (ppb) Sept-00 N 0.3 n/a 5 5 Corrosion of galvanized pipes;
erosion of natural deposits;
discharge from metal refineries;
runoff from waste batteries and
S' paints
Chromium (ppt) Sept-00' N 14.8 n/a 100 100 Discharge from steel and pulp
S mills; erosion ofnatural deposits
Fluoride(ppm) Sept-00 N 0.91 n.'a 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; water
r N additive which promotes strong
teeth; discharge from fertilizer and
aluminum factories
M. ercur (inorganic) (ppb) Sept-00 N 0.4 n/a 2 2 Erosion of natural deposits;
discharge from refineries and
factories; runofffrom landfills;
runoff from cropland

Contaminant anid Unit i' Dates of AL 'ith No of sampling NICLG AL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement sampling Violation Percentile siite exceeding (Action
(mo./ Y,N Rc.ul tiheAM. Level)
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap water) Jun- N 0.23 0 of 11 1.3 1.3 Corrosion ofhousehold plumbing systems;
(ppm) -00 N erosion of natural deposits; leaching from
Sept-.2 wood preservatives



JThe sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
inrid wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, at dissolves naturally-occurring minerals
and, in.some cases, radioactive material, and canr pick up substances resulting from the presence ofanimnals: or from human
'ac,..]ty .. .. '. "
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial. contaminants, such as' ir uses and bacteria, which may come'from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and 'ildlit'e. .
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals', which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production,. mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from.a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and
residential uses.
(-D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products ofindus-.
trial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic sys-
tems. ..
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-oci'urring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining
activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain-contam-
inants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits fof contaminants in bottled water
which must provide the same protection for public health.
tDrinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contam-
inants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information
about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the' Environmental Protection Agency's Safe
Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-com-
,promised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone 'organ transplants,
,people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from
infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines
\on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are
i available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
City of Wewahitchka would like for you to understand the-efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process
and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns
,about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed:
*Itc, March 7, 2002


Out of service -- thank goodness!!


DAY, MARCH 7, 2002 PAGE 7B


Cookie Kick-Off"

Junior Girl Scout Troop
#242 recently went to the
Panama City Mall to partici-i
pate in the cookie kick-off
campaign. It is designed to get
the girls motivated for a stper
selling season,
The girls, shown with
celebrity cookie eaters, are
Jamie Jackson, Cheyenne
Chehardy, Krystal Keigans,
Angela Canington, Charlotte
Faircloth, LIT Amy Canington,
and Kayla Rhodes.
They were accompanied by
leaders Bonnie Keigans and
Tammy Canington.













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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2002


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 27. 2001
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in workshop session with the following
members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore. Vice Chairman Jerry W. Barnes. and Commissioners Billy
E. Traylor. Carl W. Fox. and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Other present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland. Clerk Douglas'C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts. ,Chief Administrator Don Butler. Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg.
Administrator/Emergency Management Director Larry Wells; Building Official Michael L. Hammond. Code
Enforcement Officer Tony Varona. County Planner David Richardson. Emergency Management/911
Coordinator -Marshall Nelson. Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffln. Maintenance
Superintendent/Mosquito Control & Public Works DirectorJoe Bearden. Human Resource/Risk Management
Director Warren ,Yeager, Road Superintendent Bobby Knee. Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. T.D.C.
Coordinator Paula Pickett. Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams. Deputy Sheriff James
Conway anid.Deputy Sheriff Greg Cole.
Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.. E.S.T.
SMAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT.
Chief Administrator Buller discussed concerns expressed by some of the Consttutional Officers regard-
ing the lack of prevenute maintenance and custodial work within the Gulf County Courthouse Chief
AdminisLrator Butler recommended the Board hire a Union employee as a custodial worker Upon inquiry by'
Commissioner Peters, Maintenance Superintendent Bearden reported that the two positions open for hiring
are for the Public Works Department. Upon inquir, by Chairman McLemore. Maintenance Superintendent
Bearden discussed the possibility of Roy Lee Williams taking over the custodial dues at the Courthouse
(using the floating inmate workcrew). After further discussion, the Boarc agreed to turn omer the custodial
duties to Roy Lee Williams and his workcrew. effecume November 28 2001 15 data aa eek,'8 hours a day .
There being no further business and upon motion by. Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did then
adjourn at 5 .49 pm E ST
CARMEN L MCLEMORE .
ATTEST: CHAIRMAN
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHIAM
CLERK .
NOVEMBER 27, 2001
REGULAR MEETING
The Gull Coupry Board of County Commissioners met this date In regular session faith the following
members present Chairman Carmen L McLemore. Vice Chairman Jerry W Barnes. and Commissioners Bill.,
E Traylor. Carl %. Fox and Nithan Peters. Jr
Other present were County Attorney Tlmothy McFarland. Clerk Dougla C. Birmingham Deputy Clerk
1.eanrna Rooerts. Chief Administrator Don Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg
Admiriarasuor Emergenot Management Director Larry Wells. Building Official Michael L Hammond. Code
Enforcement f-)fTlcer Tony Varona. Count) Planner David Richardson Emergency Management.'91 I
Coordinator Marshall Nelson. Gulf County EMS Director Shane McGuffin Maintenance
Superintendent Mosquito Control & Public Works Director Joe Bearden. Human Resource,/Risk Management
Director Warren Yeager Road Superintendent Bobb.s Knee. Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. T D C
Coordinator Paula fickett. veterans Sen Ice Ofilcer/S H I P. Administrator Bo Williams Deputy Shenff .lames
Cona., and Deputy Sheriff Greg Cole
Deputr SherriT ConwaN called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.. E.S.T..
\ice Chairman Barnes opened the meeting with prayer, and Chairman McLemore led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENTAGENDA
Commio.ioner Traiclor mouoned to approve the Consent Agenda as follows after corrections to the min '
utes Commlasi ner Fox seconded the moUon. and It passed unanimously.
I Minutes Notember 8 2001_ Special Meeting Noember 8. 2001 Special Meeung ISpeedsa._ "
No,,ember 13 2001 Regular Meeung No.ember I6. 2001 Special Meeting
SCouun Orders Pament to Attorne Hoot Crawford (Vann n00037_CFP S17.260 25 to be paid
from Accounti61021.3100C1). Payment to Gulf Ba% Reporung lWhiteheaci O40_.)8_MM ". S"5 00 to be paid
from Account n72025_33023)
3. Invoice Bay Medical Center -.H C R A. (OI 135.00600 S68.63 / "01235.07 54 8411 76 /
#01243_00683 $143.26 to be paid from Account r51462_315001. Panama Court Reporting Service
(10_24_01 '$82.50 / 10.24.Ql *, Si18 00 I 114.01 $208.28 / 11-15_01 *8163 28 to be paid from var-
lous Court Reponer line items) PrebleRlgh Inc. H.V. Boat Ramp (#62009 S 1.294 00 to be paid from
* Account #41779.31i0001
4. Resoluti.,n Budget Amendment FY20Q002001 Gulf Count) Water S)atem IBeaches Sewer System
S$420,850.00). a, follow s ..
RESOLUTION No. 200151 : ,
WHEREAS the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida. hasrecened unanticipated re .
e-,ue in the Gulf ,ounrt Water S stem for fiscal iear 2000.01. and WHEREAS. said revenue is needed to help
pa\ certain expenditures incurred in fiscal year 200_.01 NOW. THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED as Iollo ,s
1 The 2C00'1.01i flsal %ear oudelt is amended as follows.
GULE COUNTY WATER SYSTEM
Original Increase Amended
Budget Budget


REVENL1ES: ,.
State Grants:
41134 2fio5100 SAe'r 'Vastewater Gran'


" $420,850 -1420 850


EXPENDITURES: I 1 I I '. .
Gulf Beaches Sewer Systeii:
91735_3'1,':' Prolesslonal Sernices $ '' 420.850 5420.'4,.0

5 SHi P Soboridinauon Agreenient Ear.s,-Capital City Bankh Subordinauon Agreement -
Green Cu:ens Ffd-eral Sa.'ings Bank /
C. Special Project: Pa.,rments s ollos ".
Dist. I DLe C Dana Turke,, i lor Road Dept Emnployees 8 134 46 The Home Depot Senior Citizen Bullding,
'- 04. %al.M .P 69. "4 V\.eLappo Lolunieer Fire Dept Sc1000
Dit .:t Lcie DarTdi Turke,.s for Road Depi Emplot.eeS 134 48 Harold s Auo Panrts c. 99 WalMart I 176 5
S .etlapp-, '.lunrreer Fire Departnmernt SI 00 00
DiS, 3 Paulr' BarB.Que W.ork Cre. Dinner 8 130 00
S 1Di;n 4 Flags 0',eCr Am Terica Peters- Park S 302 41)
DSt 5 Fw 'at:I Bar B ,Que \\ork Crew Dinner S 2,00 00
7 '. aler ., tem Partial Wvaier Beacnes Waler Billing iBilly Carri
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL PLAT/LAGOON SHORES SUBDIVISION
fur;uant adI eriuse, ent tc. nc.ld public hearing to consider final plat approval for Lagoon Shores
iubdh i.,ion, IParcel EID a13l71-._uuRI Count) -tuorne', MecFarlind read the public heann' nonice and called
.r public comment There t-neP no puntll. comment. Comm issloner Barnes mouoned to approve the i11p'j piat
ILt ao: n S i're Suldls-;h:i .niCommissioner Tra,lor seconded the motion, and it passed unanr.mouly,
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMINARY PLAT MCLEMORE
Fut, uaLt to adert ement t r, hold a public henanng to consider preliminary plut approval for 1%III and
'lenda ,lcLermore IParcel ID R'O 9 i 120RI. Count A:tl-ron'i, McFarland read the public hearing notice and
-:alled for pudr-ic. comment There being no public comment Commissioner Trailor mouoned to approve mne
ir-elinar, plat of1 The Hidea,,ay Commls.sioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimou.s ,
RECEIVE BIDS R0102 08 / HIGHLAND VIEW WATER PLANT IMPROVEMENTS
Pursuant to aderusem-ncni to receive seale bids (")IC12_08) for Highlana View Water Plant
ir.iprc. emenrUL u-ie Ciflla.ine bid. t, ere received
North Fl.:.rda C-onstrucuo.n Inc 8212991 00. Hilliams Construcuon a Deslgn. LC S179.00900 C
:nai-,.rne' C.onsru.-uon. Inc S i 74 "77 00. I.C Conutraciors. Inc S177.062 74. GAC Contractors 8227 350 C,
Upon u-tion c,- Commis. iornr Pe'ers. second bs Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous Lote. the bilas
Iere -act-led for re, ie. and recorrendation by Chief Administrator Butler and the Counrt Engineer
CANCELLATION REGULAR MEETING 112/25/OI)
upon discu -,ion t, Chairman McLemore Commissioner Barnes motioned to cancel the regular meet-
IgF --he.uled for eceenber 2, 2,001 Idue to the Holldasli and to adterutie the cancellauon Commissioner
- F.:-, seonded the mouion and i t pased unanimoul-,
SPECIAL MEETING ROAD PAVING
upon dic.:uiiuon b, Chairman McLemore Commissioner Tra)lor mooned to schedule a special meet.
irin on December 21 '2r:1)l at 120(1 pn- EST regarding aarding the bid for the Road Bond Paling Project
-00|-,0l2, CTormmi.sioner Fot seconded the motion and it passed unanimously
GULF COUNTY E.M.S. ADVANCE LIFE SUPPORT LICENCE
Cull Counrs ENM S E'irecior M..,Gulln reported that the Gulf County E M S has updated their ad. ancedl
life support licence i.alid Ifor two ;earsi and thanked the Board for the letter of support
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT DALKEITH
Chairnian McLemore thanked Cull Count) E Md S and other agencies for their quick response 10 the
traffic accident inal occurred in Daikeith last eek.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT PAYMENT AGREEMENT
upon d'cu sion b) Administrau'.e AsSistant VWibberg. Commissioner Tra%.lor mouoned to allo., the Gulf
:.ounrt, Health Deparunent reprieve from their loan payment to the County until July i. 2002 (due in State
buage i -utsl Commissioner Fox seconded the mouon. and it passed unanimoual,,
INVOICES HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
upon request by Chief Administrator Butler. Commissioner Tr-aylpr mouoned to approve for Chief
Adminlitrator Butler to ;ign off cn all in%,,ices for the Highland View Boat Ramp Project and submit them to
the Clerk ; filTice to be paid (close out date for the grant Is 12'14.01) Commissioner Fox seconded the
aiolon and it passed unanimously
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS ROAD BOND PAVING PROJECTS
Upon recommend aion b% Chief Adminilsrator Butler. Commissioner Peters motioned to adverse to
recede sealed bids for the 2001_2002 road bond paling projects Including the Commissioners road lists
t unn .F(oad 5 and the l.nderpas') Commissioner Barnes seconded themotioUon. and it passed unanimous-
u\
ADVERTISE FOR PUBLIC HEARING BUILDING CODE ORDINANCE
Upon reconimendaution ON Building Official Harrur,ond. County Attorne) McFarland read a proposed
building code ordinance b utide ,Commia.loner Tra lor motioned to adverse to hold a public hearing to con-
sd er ad.optiOn of the proposed building code ordinance Commissioner Barnes seconded the motiuorn and it
pass-ed unaninous l.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT BUILDING PERMITS
Building Official Hanmmond repcriced that all miacu e permits. as of 12.'!31 'O1 [end of the busine; da)I
-ilil e in.alidaied and will require ne permniLs compliant with the neA building code He also reported tnat
Icu.e iperoaiLa that mill De carried o0er to 2002 will be salld under the old building code Commlaloner Traylor
ic-tioned 1.3 adcerune a notice regarding these change.:. Commissioner Fox seconded tine motion, and it passed
unarnim- ". "
LITIGATION LAWSUIT/WEWAHITCHKA E.M.S.
Cc-unn, Auorney McFarland stated uiat the County has received a nouce of claim from Carlos Ramirez
and referred Lni minter to- Hurnian Resource, Risk Management Director Yeager for review
RENEWAL/LIFE INSURANCE POLICY
Upon reco.nimendarion '., Human Resource. Risk Management Director )eager. Corimissiloner Barrnes
motioned to rerne tLne life insurance policy Mluit Combined Insurance Senices. Inc ,'Shenandoah (no changes
to the policy). Commissioner Tray lor ;econded the motion, and it passed unanilmousrl
POLICIES RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM/ PERSONNEL
Upon recommendaubrn Human Resource. RISK Management Director eager Commissioner Tra',lor
motioned to adopt the personnel plict, presented to the Board on Nomember 13. 2001 and a return to work
program for the non-bargaining unit employees Commissioner Barnes seconded the mouon for discussion
Commissioner Peters ,discm ssed the section regarding Departmental Supervisors being retained by contract
(provided by the County Attorney] and termination of an employee requiring a 4_1 tote insteadd of a 3_2 cotel
After further discussion, the motion passed 41 lith Commissioner Peters otUng no because of the items he
discussed.
SAFETY PROGRAM
Human -Resource/Risk Management Director Neager discussed implementing a safer, program that
would provide incentives to -he counr, emplo,.ees Counr, Attorney McFarland discussed the bargaining unit
contract. After further discussion. Chairman McLemore tabled this matter until a later date
INVOICES / STORM SHUTTER PROJECTS :
Upon ecoarrumend'a.un oy Emergency Management/911 Coordinator Nelson Commlssioner Peters
motioned to pay the lC, lomng American Screen and Awning Invoices, totaling S39 464 00 for the Storm
Shutter Project (to be paid from grant funas) Commliscsoner Fox seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Project #3 / Site #8 Howard Creek Fire Department $ 3.675.00.
Project #3 / Site,#10 Port St. Joe Fire Department $ 1.675.00.
Project #2 / Site #2 Administration Complex $ 2.772.00. ,
Project #2 / Site #1 Administration Building $10,840.00.
Project #2 / Site #1 Port St. Joe Fire Department $ 1.602.00.
Project #2 / Site #5 Road Department $ 875.00.
Project #3 / Site #13 Administration Building $ 9.205.00.
Project #3 / Site #2 Public Works $ 1,680.00.
Project #3 / Site #9 Port St. Joe City Hall / Police Dept. $ 5,460.00.
Project #3 / Site #11I Public Works $ 1.680.00.
ECONOMICoINJURY DISASTER RED TIDE
Emergency Management Director Wells reported that the County has received notification that Gulf
County has been Included for economic injury disaster by the Small Business Administration as a result of
the Red TILe, He also reported that anyone affected by the Ride Tide can contact the Emergency Management
Office for more Information. '
SOUND SYSTEM OLD GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Upon recommendation by Administrator Wells. Commissioner Traylor motioned to purchase a PA
System from Long's.Electronics. In the amount of $949.00 (to be paid from the Old Gulf County Courthouse
Maintenance Budget) for the Old Gulf County Courthouse in Wewahltchka. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion for discussion and, after discussion, the motion passed unanimously.
BIDS PAVING CLAY
Road Superintendent Knee discussed the advertisement to receive sealed bids for paving clay for the
Road Department, reporting that the Road Department is out of paving clay at this time.
RISH SUBDIVISION
Upon discussion by Road Superintendent Knee, Commissioner Fox motioned to allow the Road
Department to inspect James Rish Subdivision (drainage, piping, culverts.etc.). Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and It passed unanimously.


REIMBURSEMENT / BRIDGE REPAIRS
Road Superintendent Knee reported that the County received reimbursement, in the amount of
$1.400.00. for repairs made to a bridge in Overstreet.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS RECYCLABLE METALS
Upon recommendation by Solid-Waste Director Danford, Commissioner Traylor motioned to advertise to
receive sealed bids for a metal recycler for the Solid Waste Department. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. :
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS USED FORKLIFT (PUBLIC WORKS) '
Upon recommendation by Public Works 'Dlrecto Bearden. Commissioner Traylor motioned to advertise
to receive sealed bids for a used forklift for the.Public Works Department. Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and :, pased unanim ,,ni, '
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS GPS SYSTEM (MOSQUITO CONTROL)
Upon recommendation by '.lo-uirko Coon.r.l Dire-.:i.- Beardern Co,.nmissioner Traylor motioned to
advertise to receive sealed bids for a 3or S-n.e I l.i.qsi. -.foo,,'roi E'-partni eni vehicles. Commissioner
Fox seconded the motion, and it passed urnaniinousi .
LABORER POSITIONS / PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation n PutIliC \,o:rI.s l'irei- it, Beric, Corri-irij.irier fTral,or t o.aonred t o hire
Kennetn Bland and Harian HaLddack. fr tire rc-c. l-,re .- p:.li..ii- eCileli aS. io.-n a;. possible. for the Public
Works Department r.omT n -ion.er Barnr, se ,::r.ded l-,e r, ol ri fi. di ;-:u .io and after dlcu*; slon i ne
mnctioan passed 4_0 .-'ih Comnrinii;ioner F.:, ab -3lnlrc uo '0 tlmil', i l oellerin'n
FLORIDA'S WORLD WAR II MONUMENT
veteranss Ser.ice O'fi.:er V.illlams rep...ne.J hat 'he Boar.d is in' ted I.. attend the Wo.:rld War II
Monument Dedleauion to be neld in Tallian.:-e .-n'iecenter .'er 'I
VETERAN'S COPAYMENT / MEDICAL CLINIC
veteranss Fen ice Tcer icerilliaire.rtd r i.:: pa' ,ent on medicaton has increased from
S2 00 1 S7 70,". and he al-:. reported lthat ure ,A. Clini:r an.ni; period for a 'elerans lnr:t ume iSit is i14
months in Jackor, tllle and. morlr,n in r, Fa r Cit ') e urher dl=c:u- sel.rte ne. i A Clinic to De built in
Jackson Cour,, -
CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST
TDC Coc-rdinmatr Pichen -di-us--eI toe "-ri-suina on me Coa.i,-l :elebrati:in that begins ona Frida
No' ember 3i, 2-'1i and ill ..-anrinue thr-ouS"iour the eel end
JUNIOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
TDC Co.:.idinar,..r Pic.eu discussed e JLun.i.r Co-llece BEaketball Tournamenr that aill be helo on
Fnr a roember ':i 'i i F'o r P t t1 J.e i-iin n. 'l n.:-zled t-., the Lang -aon Youth Scholaisnip
Foundauton
VARIANCE REQUEST ANTLEY
Upon reco.ammrernda uir. b, C..,unry Planner FJcnari-. : .r.n C mis-oner Barnes moucined to approve a
variance requea' for 'l.lllani ,tle, iFart:el it- .w,a. -i.il for a -lIe _-etbam:k lor in allatior of a b y i nir-
do Crommrissioner Fo seconded the n,,oun arndi n pa': ed unarlamOus-',
FEE WAIVER MCLEMORE
Upon reo:,mmend-aur n b., Cun, Plrnner iF..hard.:n Conimi -lone or Tra' i ntioned io Aa ie a plain
re-appheation fee for % ili an l, Glendi P.-ecl--o.r,: I parcel I' nO? 91 Ii .I :,mrrmis -ioner Barnes seconded
trie moon ana it paed ua, -imus, .
EXTENSION WATER'S EDGE SUBDIVISION
Lipon reCc.,TmerndauLn b, ounr, .la Pirn ia.:o.,- a-. C':.in-rtinaoncr Tra.:lr motioned to grant a
120_day ev a pension for r 1nl plai .tjb'mits al.: i .,r i :,er Etige .-Ucdi iio -. i-. e i Piergiotannrll The rmniioned
died for lack of a second
LAND USE CHANGE CARR AND JOHNSON
Uponr, recommniTenCal.-n b., .Co.un., PlarIner F.j: hard son :- mis 'lunr Barne motioned to advertise to
hola a puoic heanng ic. ,consider adopu..rn of a .iall Scale Land a, Change C'rdinanre iromn Agriculture to
Re.idenuall I'or BIll Carr arnd G-re- Jo.hn.son iPar-cel i ,'349'-_>:'iFI .Ciomniii'loner ITraylor seconded the
mouon. and it pam:ed una.nimou.i.,
PUBLIC HEARING PRELi NARYY PLAT / CARR AND JOHNSON
Upon re.-omimenardau.r. b, :Couran, Fl inner .-fu.h5rdo., CoTmil-:'loner Barrea mouorbned to hold a pub-
lic hearing on Decembter I i ''lO lo:. consider .apprc'..1 of ;a eliriinanr plaI Ior Billy C: arr and Greg .Johnson
(Parcel ID ,'03491'O:IR S.:.auh LU.,ng Eilate Sut.-d i.-li.d --rommis-ilore"r Traylor seconded the mourn and
it pas-ed unanri.,mousl'
EXTENSION WATER'S EDGE SUBDIVISION
ilpon iriquir, bi C.Tnommir-ioner 'Tra.:.,-r :..urnd. Flanriner Pach ardonr, al-.:usied the recquel' for an exten-
silon for submissic.n of the final plasi ,.'.fIlter a E ae ,ut-i.i-lln '.in.milnioner Barne m,-uoned to grant a
i20_das extension for finial plat launl;-I-:,n -for \'.'marr xEae Subdi.li-an IDale Pierfgio. anni Commiraioner
TraF Ior -econr ed the mon-atlon ar Iit (. .- :Ted _anHapinMmu l.,
VARIANCE REQUEST HAMBRICK
Up L,:-n recommiTendalrn bi. C-:unr, Planner FR-:'lard.on Comrmis-Tr ,rner TfaIc, i mcoutnea to approve a
road setoac.. ariance on High, a, 1a.4r Jimmn nait.in-:t. (Pariel iL, *7r,94_.03'il. Commissioner Barrne-
seconded tne m:.tio-rn. anrd i' pa-:-ed unanin.-u.l, l lh.u[d be Par.el c ID C i, 794_O. 3.'RI
SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE / PD.R.B.
Country FlannerRjchardiln reported iJ-iai r".e Plarinirin ana E*e' eloprrient Re.iecw Board ill hold a pub- '
lic hearing on Decemrcier I7 21.1 'i at 0i a n. E l .. dlicu-s a proup.-.Aed Subd.dion Orcoinance
INVOICE OVERHEAD DOORS BEACHES FIRE DEPARTMENT
Upon recocrin dauon c, B. ca--he: Fire _-ielf Da.' C -1.1 Jiiha'.-lor ,-ommni- lone r Tra%,lori mouonedj to
allow te Bearne Fie Eepartm er l, puI.r,:,ae r,, _,e.1 .o.--_i frm 'J.er Heal ) ..'Hr d -ole -.urcel at appro'o.
: mnae S. ,'.,i IC'u ech Conil:-mi:i.-ner F\ -.co-rdd Itne moi-n and it paisedl onuanimoausl.,
PUBLIC HEARING REALIGNMENT OF U. S HIGHWAY 98
iimmliio.ner Fcters ,i3'la,:, ed a i-lbli. li -rii-i r : afrdinri realignment Cof i 5 HIcrn, a%. to be held
b, Ar, Ida. Si Joe .' mpn:.a on -e.:emTib:r .13 -".' ber.eern 5 3i. F,, and i 2' p m at the Port St Joe
Hih Scho.l Conmmisior.cer Flrtr:, pireenred i marp :.f 'ne propolIed realianr,.en and ,di-iu-:ed the eVac:ua.
Lin route oi n Lh-i ; t ,,ad
DREDGED SAND BEACH RENOURISHMENT
-'-:mmii 'lnicner Barnre r. F.i-pored ia t- : -:ir.nir'.': ha- amrer.1 rc- i-pend a 9 million .-All.ariI t remote e dreatged
;and fironi the tanks :.Il unie I a.l:riicol: a i er Upon reqlue:tl:, ':,bomrnniIn; ion.er B rer .comni l-iorner Peteri
mncOU ned o10 -u bmit j le [re lo Iithe ,':, rp:" of En- i,-eer. r'eque:.ii,.g th-t ithe, u;e the dredgela sand lor beacn,
renouriEsiment in Cull Counr' ,Gr.as:'ioner Traior ,.-:undea the nioion. andI it pamsed unaninou-l.,
Chairman F.lcLermore "a-red that a let-er a- ubrniird 'a eSi:.al-ir ,raCrrnai r-eiarain_ the :3and p ile ...n the
rlir i Mla l Ti Bla.:k-.ell appFeared tIefor e t -k 3ird ;r,- '-.r.p:r 'nt r -li e ,th .rp: of nliriineer_ I; cr[l. reemo, inig the
_:and from me r.,afit. 4o IhEli. more ,: a., t.e dredi_'ed
COUNTY CONTRACTOR'S LICENCE
C.-am i:i ic.n er Buarni requeried Buildiri 0 'll'i'.l i H-i ai nnn r,.-ir., ine Board ,fI the dillerence bet- een
a Gulf Co.ungr, and Franrklin :.unr, .-..r. racto. r licence If i nere i- ar n,
FIRE DISTRICT / STONE MILL CREEK
,'iommiTT lOi er Tra.\l,-r repoi-ted Lha' r.e l? o.:.r'.rin, tlih the Fri-n.a t'epartilent i:I Correcuao n and
\et.,ahlEt:hka Fire Cep ariTieni o. impri-oe li-e ieer, inr th-e S: 1..- lill ,'reel' area
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Cpt:mr mi-iloner FPo. m lorie..ion ,l that neI Ie :.11 .-:i t. I on -' fn i fr.:.r, p.:cial Prtc, le, t.:. te Beacc-n Hill
.'rh C.,n ,mluiee P.r -n Jjoe Eie'rner..ir, i--r.'.:.1 iar .i'r 8-.n -.arden Clu, an C.i.mn.-m i n' e'lt Peters t -e.-
onded the moo-n.r. F Ilo.lnig l'' i u t.:,r C-.i.n0i-al-ir r e'r.; a.Id Fo. Altru-.drei- their moti n and secondd to
the d.ronalioan F-orIc S[ Joe Leinlr.lin .:nc.l The ml-ilon ithen p ..'ed. unanimrousl\. a: fl.' : ;
DiStrlct 3 Be.,cn 1 Hill ,:omin1iree -100 u Dist'.'i:r ., Beac.h C.'rden 'lu, 625 '
PUBLIC HEARING REALIGNMENT OF U S. HIGHWAY 98
C rrmmlic.iner Fo:k encouraged re :aiden'r I,-, a'iLcr,.J rne put-li: liarrini4 regarclin the realignmenit ,4l1 U 5
High' a:', 9 Aon December 13 -0'.' I
LEASE INDUSTRIAL PARK
Maril.n Blak.. cll appeared tlere lhc B.anJ r.. diicua ine pir-cpoed lndu'riiri Park lea.e agreement
from TIFC'-' She reponred. u-at 'the proposed. arer.'r.,,r il.ate- tLar Trirf'' C-il noi hae to pa, the Ioouanr an\
fundIs until Janutarv.' 2i)03 Inen i t ill t.e a lea. purcha-el and i ine 'al-tel that the nCounir,, fpai S3 2001) 10
a morntn on the InduItrial PFar lo ian
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
E DC -iret.-,r .-al., lappe ared bel.:ara i-th .: Board ".-,i,'-,u a pri-,Je.: t inal E. E C I: i ...kin_ cn In con,-
' juncut.:n .itFh Frio.i 's, Cret r..n-J-. t and ,',.aonu.i, r Fl-nda 1i) Dbrin e a nter cImpan, inmo -ne area ico,uld
hire 100 emploieez-l
ROAD RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Salli Malrone appeared t.efl:.re mle Board It' discu:-l; the report prepared by' tthe Road Reearch
Committee. and sne pre-ented a map lsli-oiring hi.:h road ar' C. ourint, r.adil and a copy of Florida Laus that ,
created, ga.e the rotm 0I. G'ull C'Ounr, .,e a that 'riere are public roads that haie gatea across. them.
and reque-ted that ne Boarrd order t-Ihe lheinriT; ll:e to remrro e the lol.ed gmle:. She also requested that
the Board reibt-urse her lfor :.p. lee. and ua.-:l to Tillanas-s-e ipor Irquin r., Commn;i-loner Peters Mrs
MaIlone e itate-d that ine m ill -u--ill an in.-ice t:- tie. E-ard for S i' i'.IIn cop, fee: arnd for three trips to
Tallahasi ee 10 i milral
GULF COUNTY SEAFOOD COMMITTEE
Upon request ,. Fat rilcFarlana C o.mn issioner Peter-s iacrined o appoint the folloi.iner, members toi the
Gulf Counr' Se blood Conmm'lec CommissiC-n-r Barnes secnded the mornuon afd ii passed unanimously Earl
Miller C-3ae Miils Bob,.,' Burt et-r Far FI1. ''Iarril PiC3mniel andi Frank Fletcher
Pat riMcFarland sl.ated that a coaiim.inre rmeetung ,.ill be ad.ei-rued Up-on request b., Mr McFarland
human Re.-ourcc Fj Rl M 1naccnint Dir-..:t'-r eaer l[ate. l-it. ne .'ill pr.:..ide .op, of the Aquatic Preserve
M!.anal emen F' olic, t the Gull mount' Se -.-....:d .ommin' tt :e
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FRANKLIN COUNTY
Upon inqair, b, Ba-, ldiring Hi.:fiil s a.m.:-nd Co.nmisiloner Barne:s 'iaed the Gulf Counir, Contractor
SLicense Fees f.,.r Franklin i c.ui m., residet_. _-nouald te ure ai-r.-e amount a' Franklin Coaunt, charges Gulf
Courr. resident; for Franhlin C..unr, c'onrr..n:orrLi.:erses
OVERTIME BUILDING DEPARTMENT
iUp.n re-.:cmiTendation b. Chie'l" omirnisralor Buer Commi.ion -; Tra,.lor mouoned to approve oer-
time ior a Building Deparu'tn r e mpl,-o.-ee ihourl, emplo:,eel t -: pure permit illes Commissioner Fo\ second-
ed the mot:he n an-r IT p.as.sed unanimou:l .. I .. .
EQUINE ORDINANCE '
Lecnore Kusch Pre:ide'n of the C r-pe S- an Bla; Hom"e -,,nersa .-.asociaUton appeared before the Board
to llscuu- the pr.opoaed equint ,rdmiance an.,d rqportcd tJ-ia the eraociauor, la n concerned about hlability for
the pro.perrTy oner= .'nimmlisioner Tra i-.r di:'Jcussed hc.r-e tbehalor and labilir,' Ccounty Attorney
MIcFarlaind discuSisea puDlic 3.:-.es arnd properr.:,uners .m ilatilir Georgicte Colson horsetbackriding compa-
n, under appeared eflore Ine P. -ard als s h''.r c-.m--ann.., p.'lic, regarding horseback riding on the beach
'ind liiatl n, i nsuranc c.:.. erage
BOAJD MEETINGS
Sall. Iml-one appar' a-eld b re l ,e Bo.ar. I, dis.cui Bard pir.cedure in ,dealing s r.t the public
There Deir.g no fiurt.er c.u:ine:i and upon mouoi- b, CC..mrrmni-ioner 'Tra',I:r. ine meeung did then
adjourr ar- p F n, 5 T .
CARf.IEN L MCLELF.CRE -h:iF.-FAJ.iAi ..
iTE'T :.ij'CL L ,: BIPF IlliC-H VI .LEFJ;
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
DECEMBER 4. 2001
SPECIAL MEETING '
Th'e Gull c.unr,\ Board oI Coun r, 'c-mmiSri-loier' ieeld ihil date in special ses,.lon c-ns the lllovlwing
mernter; pre: -ent -rnairman, armen L M,:Le,:,re ,e,':hairanr .ien- .B Barne' andr Comn'lidionera Carl
W Fo- and NaLran Ieter' ..ia ,.r'niTi lona er Bil1 E Tfra.,ilr .-a, tDien -
Other presienit acre ,*our, si'Terr, Ti, tnr' .leF.car ianD epur, Cleri Leanna Roberts Depurt Clerk
Be-l- Norrls- Chief ,-s:lrniini_--rali:r Ec-.. Butler A.imrini.Lr' J.e a. l-isiant C-oebe '.Vlbt-erg Building Oficial
M ,ichael L Hanoi,.n.rl ,.-ode En.hr.-eeT-ienit 'l'lceir T,,n,, '. al.-ia *-,:ianrt, Plannrer Di.-Id Richardson
S.alintenance Supt.rlner den i h.l,,cii'._ l. n.cr ol tli, C '.'l,- ..rk- 'rcC'sr Jose Bearden Human. R 'ei urce..,Risk
f.1Inancemieni Director V'.-rrn '.eager RcaJ Superntie.en.,-r Btlt-, I'.-nee Solid Waste Direcior Joe Danford
ShernT- '- ll'ice ,rk niat l C c.nu,.l C 'IflTicer ioh ,,n C,.olinS ana E'cput- rnenrTreg Cole
Chairman r McLemore called t-ihe nieeine lo order ai 12:00 p.m., E.S.T. -
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS' '
Upon m,-uor, b, Corr.ail: lanei- Barnes s ..,,. b. Commissfoner Fo;'f and unanimous (4_0) vote, the
Board appr.:..*d the I',l,,iring Special rOljecu: pal', me. .
"' Distinct i e, shilt:h a ,i outin Council _-.'O 0i, a' < t '""" 'i '
D district \\ oeta pp ,o F ire C'e .arrr ic n i c "u'r lit "
DisCin:' Sar'm a Helper. F.-.r St I.-.e Elementary School $250.00
D, ,isci trl: To urit Puti.: .orts n- ar, l or quir Cli-i'-tr:,l Dept .
S C t.rric' 4 Paul Gant &ar_ _,ue t.:,rhcre'i ,irnner 20r 0 ,,i .. : '. .'
District 4 Early Childnr,.::.J Ser'.ice' of N. r-, r.. esi Florida S 150 u i1 .
District 4 ?antia'_ Helpers P-rr it _io- Elemernen'r, Schec.l 2tu i :' '
District 4 Turl.e, a public d,..rks and rl,_qulo C-ontr.l Dept
Diit-n.r 5 Santa'- rHelper- Pon St J :.e Element:r Sh:hool S2E.0 li,
.Dis~tc i Turke -' PubliC: i\orkis and .1:-lquiio ,cnirol DCept
SPENDING PLAN / COURTHOUSE GRANT
COnl[e AdrrminisLtraor Bulde pres.enied Io tie Br.ard re o proposed pending plart agreements lone of them
signed t., the Chiel Judge ..'ud, PiLnmani and i.-I;ai that tne plan sAigned D, the Judge ha trso security ofil-.
cers ano uniform fee ir, the amount of 51a3- '. ."'C- ,' fo.r r^a ,ears i,-ounr, wiill be responsible to conunue this
funding alter the tao oears) Upon inquin n.y Conriamli.ioiicer fo, Chief Adminlistrator Buuer reported that if1
:the Board chooses'to hire only one security officer, his/her responsibility would be to check people entering
the courthouse. Upon.inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Chief Administrator Butler reported that one security
officer, the cost would be $78,000.00 for two years, and the County would be responsible for this funding after
the two years. Upon Inquiry by Chairman McLemore. Chief Administrator Butler stated that the Sheriffs Otrce
has a total of 50 employees. After further discussionn by members of the Board, no action was taken.
RECEIVE BIDS #0102_10 / LA SCAPE "GATEWAY TO GULF" PROJECTS


SPursuant toadvertisement to receive sealediblds (#0102_10) for landscaping of the "Gateway to Gulf"
Projects (to be paid from D.O.T. grant funds), the following bids were received:
Exteriors Landscape & Curbing $84,400:00'. '
Coastal Design & Landscape, Inc. $84,01800"
Ground.Works Landscape & Turf Manage'ineht $82,045.50
Commissioner Peters motioned to award ild 410102_10 to Ground Works. in the amount of $82,045.50
(low bidder). contingent upon the bid meeting specifications. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and
It passed unanimously (4_0). Upon recommendation by Chief Administrator Butler. Commissioner Peters
motioned to submit-a letter to D. 0. T. requesting h extension on completion of landscaping of the "Gateway
to Gulf" projects. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously (4_0).
ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE'
Chairman McLemore discussed complaints he has received regarding animal control, stating that the
same animals are continuously being picked up by animal control officer Johnny Collins. He recommended
that fines be imposed on the owners after the second time an animal Is picked up. Animal Control Officer
Collins appeared heren- the Roard to discuss problems with constantly picking up the same animals, but no


D I1 r r


WHEREAS, on August 12,.1997, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution
97_16, thereby establishing the current limits of Enterprise Zone #2301; and
WHEREAS, Florida Statute now allows for a Rural Enterprise Zone to encompass up to twenty (20)
square miles of area; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Enterprise Zone Development Agency (EZDA) has recommended to the Gulf
County Board of County Comrqlsilon that.the boundaries of the Enterprise Zone be expanded; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of County Commission must submit any desired change to the
Enterprise Zone to the Office of Tourism. Trade. and Economic Development (OTI'ED) In application form
before December 30. 2001;
THEN, THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED:
Section 1. The Gulf County Board of County Commission supports the EZDA's desire to amend the
Enterprise Zone area boundaries and hereby requests the Office of Tourism. Trade and Economic
Development to change the boundary of the-Gulf County Enterprise Zone (EZ #2301) to an area not exceed-
ing the twenty (20) square mile limit.
Section 2. The amended Enterprise Zone boundaries will encompass 18.97 square miles and will result
In the expansion of Enterprise Zone Area 1 and 3. Area 2 will be unchanged.
Section 3. Zone I will consist of 13.85 square miles
Zone 2 will consist of .13 square miles
Zone 3 will consist of 4.99 square miles
Section 4. The legal description for the three (3) Enterprise Zone areas are as attachment "A" of this. res-
olution.
(See Commission on page 9B)


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MIUE FTE..GL ONY OR FCUT OMSINR


charge being imposed. Commissioner Peters discussed the penalties and fines that are addressed in the ani-
mal control ordinance. After further discussion, Commissioner Peters motioned to appoint Johnny Collins to
enforce the County's animal control ordinance. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4_0). Chairman McLemore stated that he will submit a letter to the Sheriffs Office and St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society, notifying them of this change.
RISH SUBDIVISION
Upon discussion by Chairman McLemore., Road Superintendent Knee stated that he has inspected the
culverts and drainage at Rish Subdivision and they meet the County's specifications. He also stated that
James Rish has recorded a ditch easement to the County on one of the roads. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peters. Building Official Hammond reported that Rish Subdivision was originally submitted through the City
of Wewahitchka (which does' not call for the same requirements asthe County) In 1998, not through the
Planning/Building Department. Chief Administrator Butler reported that the Board agreed last year to take
over the roads in this subdivision once Mr. Rish completes the County Engineer's requirements and Road
Superintendent Knee approves the drainage system. Chairman McLemore passed the Chair to Vice Chairman
Barnes. and motioned to accept Coleen, Nathan. Corn Griffin and Hurd Streets in Rish Subdivision for main-
tenance. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion for discussion and, after further discussion, the motion
passed 3 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting no because he does not feel the County should pave roads in
a private subdivision. Chairman Barnes then returned the Chair to Commissioner McLemore.
WATER SYSTEM
Chief Administrator Butler stated that his office met with Dale Addison regarding the Meter Reader posi-
tion, and Mr. Addison is unable to accept this position (due to changes In his previous Job). Chief Administrator
Butler recommended that the Board not readvertise the Meter Reader position (an employee who was recent-
ly hired can assist witi the meter reading when needed), anddiscussed the option of subcontracting.
Commissioner Fox then motioned to reject bid #0001_47 for Meter Reading Services. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion for discussion and, after further discussion, the motion passed unanimously (4_0).
There being no further business the meeting did then adjourn at 12:33 p.m.. E.S.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE, CHAIRMAN
,ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 11, 2001
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commissionerr met tiL date in special session with the following
members present: Chairman Carmen L McLemore, '.ice Chairman jerry I'. Barnes, and Commissioners Billy
E. Traylor. Carl W. Fox arid jlan Peter; Jr
Other pre'erit were Coune,' Alucrne., Tim-th., McFarland Clerk D.ou.gla C Birairnenhai, Deput., Cleik ,
Leanna Roberts Chief Adrrinittra,:I.- Don Butler Admir.i-traui..: --li'ant Ebbe W.ibt-erg Euilldjirg Cill'icial
.Michael L Hammond C:coe Enforcenmeri officer Ton', '.arona, CounrN Planner Da..i R-:nlardson Emergenc.,
F.1anagemert 91I Coordinator Marshall Nelso_,n -Human Re.ource ial. Mr.arnae emen Dr.iiet.or 't'. warren '.eager
Asi.tant Maintenance SuFernrtenoern M,.quiti controll & Public i'orhk Direcctr Sic' e lblo. A ,-liiani fR.-;I
Superintendent Louie Flovers. T- D C Coordinator Paula Picketi '.eterarn. 5erl.:e .Off.i.:-r S H I P
Administrator Be, .ilnairm SneriT frank Mc'.elLthen and Shernffs 'if'i.:e C"l-.,irn .h.e rent
.. Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 5 u,' pm EST
ANIMAL CONTROL
Cnairnian McLemore dl;cus.sed the meeting held or,n I. 1 :4I regarding a.rimal .:r,CnrI:l anld tiedd that
Ine Board agreed for Johnny Collins Lo enforce the animal control ordinance iHe al:, lU.i._:us-e, e.tral cor.n-
plImiLS r-celied on a specilIc dog Emer'en.:%' Management c.orina,ir rielsor, reported lial only, lour irrnal
contrcOl cases haie oeen fied in the :lerk-s 'fice for Special .Ma1 er HearinnL Sheriff r.l.,ethern appeared
before the Board 1c. aicuss ,.Arking joainl) hith Jornnri C'lir6 and 'he Humane So.:Iel., .n this iarler
Shenff l.lcKeitnen i'ated that he i- relinquishing a-inimal c,:onro.l t.? line 'counr,r anri cOaes the Cournr,
$25 f568 00 whichh was placed in hi- budget for animal contr.-l Chairman McLermore di-cu,:;d elhe pFc.oirill'
tv of turning lr .er anirial contr tOI to ihe Humane Sociel and C-mnmin.l-,ioner Tr., lor di-.cud;ed fundir.,g lor Ltil
program Dr Tim Nelson appeared before the B'.-rd to di-cus; the dog pound ,nda trIe Humane 5:.-e:lr, s.
iriolemert After further ailcus.;ion b, members of the Humane S:.-:ien and memr.ers o.f the Board trne
Humcane Socler, staled that the% are niot linanciall., ,ble ito. tLake er te dce .pouno anima contrLi-ol at lhi-
unime. but would like [. meet wth tne Board to di-.:. their goals for the p.ounr I.'lh irman reign the ornt.acr
person] Richard Brenner. a member of the Humane Eocier, appeared before the Board tc, i.ate -ha. he is Aii-
irE tosolunteer hs time t nelp FRo Harper appeared before the Board to discum a neig ntor mart has 13d.g-
that bark constantly la'.d u-Lal he calle in a complaint and the neighbor 'a: fine r,.a 'ler diculrion bh,
Sneril'f McKelitnenr. .commlloner Tra,.lor m.uoried i. tr unalfer Johnrn Ccollinri lo the Mlaintenrane Deparrment
ilI Mr Collin.a agrees. elTectie I '1 i Ot. Iith the iame pay and benrefts as he i- rnial., ..ih trne SherifTs
Oflicel ai the Counrt animal control offer Commi-i-oner Barneas econded the mou.,.n for di.cu.sionr, anl. ai'ler
di;cu licon. the motion passed un nrilmc.ual)'
There being no further business and upon motion rt Ccrmmi-loner Barnes the meeung aid iher,
adjourn at 5 56 p m E S T
CARMEN L M.ICLEMORE CHAIRMAN
ATTEST DOUGLAS C BIRMIIIaGHA-1.. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
DECEMBER II, 2001
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf CounniBoarc cf Counr Commiz-ionera met thi. date in regular isesi.n i.tLh the folloing
members present Chairmar, Carmen L McLemore % ice Chairman Jerrn k Barne.s and 'onin-iiIorner; Bill',
E Traviylor. Carl W Fo. and Natharn Peters Jr
Other present were. County AIuorney Tiiothy 'IcFarlaild Clerl. Douglas C Birmingham Depur> Clerk
Leanna Roberu Chief Adminitraor DonButler Acminiratie A .ilant Debte Itibber_ Builaing Official
Micriael L Hammond Code Enfocrcement Olllcer Tony arona Counts Planner Daild Richa,.lson Ernmergenct
Management .'91 1 CCordinator Miarhall Nel-onr Gulf Count% E.MS Dire.:lor Shaner M.l-Cuffir, Human
Resour.:e,'Rlak Management Director W'arren \eager A;insLarLnt Mainlerian-e Superlrte-r,,Iertt, .lO_:.-IUl
Control e& Public VWorks Director Stte lMork Aislitani Road Superlr-endnt LLouie Fl,'.. r Solid waste
D'lrector Joe Danford TDC Coordiniator Paula Filet '. Vereran- Ser ice ll'ficer S, H I P ,-d.inisliator Bu
\illlims. arid Sheriffs Office Captain Joe Nugent
Captain Nugent called the meeurng to order at 6 t,0 p i, E S3T
Vice Chairman Barnes opened the meeting iLth prayer and ,Charman McLeom..re led the Pleige of
Allegiance to the Flag
CONSENT AGENDA
Commiseloner Tra.lor mouoned to appro,,e the Consent Agenda a f'oll,..- Coamnais .i.antr Fc. -e.ond -
ed tne mouor. for dlscu-osion and after discussions Lne Board unanirim.-u'I, ipprc. ed the l.aoner.i .grenda after
removal of Special PrajecrLe Paymeent from the Con-em liaetre 431
I Minutes Nosember 27 2001 .) Worh.nap ,ri.:e,,mber 2- 2O1 Recular Meetiung ie.:emr.er- J1
2001 Special Meeting
2 Agreement (Imendedl Medical Examiner Senice :,) I 21_0:02,
3 Change Order Gulf Counr., Jail Renovauon IBid (.jl.01 4 _" mS',0i i "i. Work I.ncrease in CEnange
for Inmate Labor)
4 Court 'Orders Parment to Attorne, Joel Malrgulea IEaague nLiI,30'lEF *Si 506i 41 / Clenn *
O.0 (20_)CJ ~61.524 il *1 Heasol, 99.0J.34_J 1.6 4 .mt r.,e "i00_i29_'J 4-1 3: to tie paid
ir,:m Ac.co.unt l102 I_31 'i 1..)
5 Insurance Request Kenneth & Elaine Bland fBoard topa,., empic..ee in-ai.idual derl insurance pre.
miums toward a lIrmil, polic\l
6 Intol.:e .-gern.: for Healtrh 'are .anmiriiI.raic.ri Medicaid IOc:Iober 20C, i i '85. a. Iro be paid
from Account 52264_34100)1 Counts .tinorneN, TimothL McF:arlani li~.'. ember 2001 3.L'Z 5,' "*o be paid
from Account n21314.31I I"1 Flonda Asi.:-ciauon o l court Clerk 'BTrS Grant l"4.7-" *' 75 24 "[, be paid
from Account *P,C0023_341''001 i.C C-aonra:ctor. Inc Bea.:o:n Hill Far.: PFnase II It4 27..24 -O :. be p..Id
from A.ccount n264.'2_63000_]. Innoa. a'ie Coachi-orks In. _- 'e..abitchl'ka E M S Remounr n' ParutJl I 4 i' i
..3 6''.5i Bidl 01h02_.li i to be paid from r.,ccournt a l2r.i_.4iO.il_ K.'. zt.:h Mobile Equipment C..rp
Highland \ eis fire Truck |13424 17537700 g Fig,_Bacl. Bhia i"'i001_i28 to be paia i:'rarTm.,:co unr
.32222..4C:OO1_ Panama Courtun Reportlrng Seni.:e II I 12 16._,:1 i .' i ._5_0 1 ?"i' i-O *,t c. e rpai.l ifrcm
I ari.:.u Coun Refioner line iem :iI FrebleFJsh in.: indu.:'Ari Rc.ad C' FP Fre,-.ran i ii. I4 i. 00,.
to be paid from Accounrl a4,-34- IJ 1 -.4 U..C.
7 PayTment Requet Budget Adlu0,inent ,'iddlLc.rnal Surchargee"t'.. CT C:-i f'.r Euipne,-,t Leaie
,Agreemrent i'i4 413 92 and Carr. F-or' ard For E.-i._ i Budge' aIS 622 .' ,I
8 S h i P Renabilil.aU-:.n Ir' .itarn.e Deborah Hurd I, l'. i, li l i-.lr.,irlon .isn..I'ance _ErLcne .
Vllh ,am lS I, ISIEI .-., O i :l. 1
"" DELETE-" 9 Special Projecls PF'men.. as i.olloi
Di-t I Fisher a Building Suppl, Senior C:lu:er BuildlriC '-5'. Sam n; iClutb -ChriLtma: F'a e C:ana.,
:, ,3 13 We% ahlihka Hlgh School .ar.i' oe-.lle-. all .licLi H,%olls S ,O.i ,i '.' e. ,anitchka High i cnor.:.l '.-arir,
Cheerleader. S 25' i0 i .,-,:court '21 i I l_46ti0ti l
Dist 2 Fisher E Builairia Supply Fooital] Field S 7' Fi-her r Bus ldini SuFppi iri 5 irball I,:.
M machine S CO 73 Fisher s Building Suppl.,' Girl a Balfileid 5 14 C.'3 Fiher Buildainit Suppi, -rn:. 8 8a 4':
Sam s Club Crnnsunas Parade Cand\ *, 95 13 The Hlome Depr 4 5 30 '.' al.rMart 649 1'a Ac.:,ounr
Q2I I 1.4,0021
Dilt 3 Ro) Lee Crter Beacon Hill Park Land:c ping -00.0 6'. Public Space Plus_ "l..,. -'hildrern
Pia.oing' Sign H V S 127 55 lAccount P2 111.4i- ,01 "
Dit 4 C 6 G Sporung Goods in.r Amard Plaques $ 185.00, St. .Joe Hard are Compan\ Stop Bars
Repair Sr27 14 St .Jce HardrIare Compan, .- Stop Bar; Repair 5 1399 I Account n1LI I I 1_46i0,41
10 Travel NACO 21,01 Legislaute Conference Ilk ihington DC 03 24 1-21
RECEIVE BID w0102_09 / PAVING CLAY
Pursuant to ad.ertlJement to recent 'ealed bids ln'iai'091 for paying clia,' no tid. ~ere rec:ei.ea
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMINARY PLAT /SOUTH LONG ESTATES
Pursuant to adterusement to holId a public hearing to consider prellmlnar, plat apprch. al for S:uth Long
Estates (Parcel ID "03499_001R) Count% Altorney McFarland read the public nearing notice anrc called for
public commrient T-here being no public. comment Commis.:ioner Tra) lor mouoned to approi e the preliminary
plat of South Long EtLates. contingent upon final approval of the land use change Irn%.l. e. Commisqloner
Barnes .seconded the motion, and it pa&3.ed unanimous .
PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED BUILDING CODE ORDINANCE
Pursuant to adseusement to hold a public hearing to consider adoption of a proposed Building Code
Ordinance. Count, Attorne', McFarland stated mata the effective date has been extended to March 1, 2002,
and he read the proposed ordinance by ude and called for public comment. There being no public comment.
Commissioner Barnes motioned to adopt the following titled ordinance. Commissioner Fox seconded the
mouton and. following discussion regarding countn.wide wind zones and architect/engineer designs, the
mouon passed unanimously
...... ORDINANCE NO. 2001_13
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING FEES FOR CONSTRUCTION PERMITS, INSPECTION FEES FOR
CHECKING PLANS. MECHANICAL. ELECTRICAL PLUMBING AND GAS SYSTEMS: INSPECTION FEES.FOR
MOBILE AND MODULAR HOMES. RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES:'PERMIT FEES FOR
MOVING BUILDINGS AND OTHER STRUCTURES PERMIT FEES FOR ROOFING; ESTABLISHING A REIN-
SPECTION FEE. ESTABLISHING A REQUIREMENT FOR SMOKE DETECTORS IN ALL STRUCTURES
REGARDLESS OF OCCUPANCY PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR NOT FIRST OBTAINING PERMITS AND PAY-
ING FEES. PROVIDING A REQUIREMENT THAT ALL HABITABLE STRUCTURES IN GULF COUNTY BE
DESIGNED BY A FLORIDA LICENSED ARCHITECT OR ENGINEER; ADOPTION'OF THE UNIFORM FLORIDA
BUILDING CODE. ESTABLISHING ONE UNIFORM 'IND ZONE FOR GULFCOUNTY: PROVIDING A SEVER-
ABILITY CLAUSE. PROVIDING FOR A REPEALER CLAUSE:; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Complete Ordinance on file with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING. PROPOSED LAND USE CHANGE ORDINANCE
Pursuant to adsertiaement to hold a public hearing to consider adoption of a pr oosed Land Use Change
Ordinance Count5 Attorne MclFarland read the proposed ordinance by title and called'for public comment.
Commissioner Traylor mouoned to adopt the following utled ordinance. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
mnpuon, and It passed unanimously '".
-ORDINANCE NO. 2001.14
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNrY, FLORIDA BY AND
*THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANTTO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION 163 3187. SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PARCEL ID #03499_001R. 9.91
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND L\1NC AND BEING PART OF SECTION 6. TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH,
RANGE II WEST. GULF COLINTY FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE. "
.*Complete Ordinance on file with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED EQUINE ON BEACHES ORDINANCE
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider adoption of a proposed Equine on
Beaches Ordinance, County Attorney McFarland read the proposed ordinance by title and called for public
comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Barnes motioned to adopt the following titled ordi-
nance. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2001_15 ,
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA. ALLOWING FOR EQUINE USE ON CERTAIN COASTAL
BEACHES WITHIN GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA; REGULATING EQUINE USE ALONG PUBLIC BEACHES OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AN EQUINE BEACH PERMIT AND REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN
THE SAME; PROVIDING FOR AN EQUINE BEACH PERMIT FEE; ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM FOR MONITOR-
ING THE ISSUANCE OF EQUINE BEACH PERMITS: ESTABLISHING THE/FORMAT FOR EQUINE BEACH
PERMITS; LIMITING AND DESIGNATING BEACH ACCESS POINTS; PROVIDING FOR RULES FOR USE OF
HORSES ON THE BEACHES; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY FOR VIOLATION; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY
CLAUSE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH: AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. : .
Complete Ordfnance on file with Clerk *
PROPOSED RESOLUTION ENTERPRISE ZONE
Chief Administrator Butler discussed a proposed resolution regarding amending the boundaries of the
Gulf County Enterprise Zone. CountyAttorney McFarland read the proposed resolution. Commissioner Peters
motioned to adopt the following resolution. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
RESOLUTION NO. 2001_52
A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING GULF COUNTY'S APPLICATION TO AMEND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE
GULF COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE (EZI2301) AND TO ALUTHOIQRIZE A BOUNDARY CHANGE TO THE GULF
COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE.


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Section 5. This resolution shall become effective upon adoption.
Parcels descriptions on file with Clerk *
AboPTED THIS 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER. 2001
MAPS GULF COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONES
Chief Administrator Butler presented a copy of the booklet that will be submitted to the State regarding
the revised nominated enterprise zones for Gulf County.
VACATION / NON.BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES
Upon recommendation by Chief Administrator Butler. Commissioner Traylor motioned to allow non.bar-
gaining unit employees to "roll over" vacation time each year (maximum 240. hours). Commissioner Fox sec-
onded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
P.D.R.B. ROSASCO
Chief Administrator Butler and Chairman McLemore presented a plaque to Peter Rosasco for his years
of service on the Planning and Development Review Board. Mr. Rosasco thanked the Board the staff, and the
members of the Planning and Development Review Board.
COUNTY CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE
Building Official Hammond stated that Franklin County charges the same fee as Gulf County for their
comp cards. Upon recommendation by Building Official Hammond. Commissioner Barnes motioned to allow
the Licensing Board to submit a letter to Franklin County requesting that they charge $25.00 comp card fees
for Gulf County contractors. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
LEASE ST. JOE COMPANY
County Attorney McFarland discussed a proposed lease agreement with St. Joe Company to build a boat
ramp at East Bay. Chairman McLemore stated that the public boat ramp would be located at the end of the
Pleasant Rest Cemetery Road (old Tram Road). Upon inquiry by Commissioner Fox. County Attorney
McFarland reported that the lease agreement will be $ 10.00 per year for five years, and the County will assume
all liability for the ramp. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the lease agreement with St. Joe
Company. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY JAIL
Sheriff McKeltherif appeared before the Board to discuss the overflow of inmates because of the Jail ren-
ovations. Commissioner Peters discussed moving some of the Inmates to another County until the remodeling
Is complete. Sheriff McKelthen reported that there is no more room at the Jail to house inmates. Commissioner
Peters motioned to give the Sheriff $5,000.00 from the General Fund to pay to house some of the inmates in
another County jail. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion for discussion and, after discussion about the
possibility of temporarily housing the inmates In a tent and the need for an Interlocal agreement with
Washington County for housing Inmates, the motion passed unanimously.
STORM SHUTTER PROJECT
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator Nelson discussed the Critical Facilities Storm Shutter
Projects for Gulf County which were minded through grants.
WIRELESS E9_1_1
'Emergency Management/911 Coordinator Nelson discussed a lettersubmitted to ALLTEL
Communications. Inc. regarding the wireless E9_1 1 system, and also discussed Phase I and Phase II of the-
proposed service.
GULF COAST ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INVOICES WHITE CITY PARK
Upon inquiry by Assistant Road Superintendent Flowers. CommlsslonerTraylor motioned to pay all
electric bills for White City Park from the Riad Department. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion., and it
passed unanimously.
FEES B HARLEY DAVIDSON DRIVE
Upon request by Assistant Road Superintendent Flowers. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve
culvert permit fee refunds.for two individuals on Harley Davidson Drive (private road). Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. -
r VETERANS' AFFAIRS HEALTH CARE PLAN
Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported that an advertisement will be In The Star regarding a. pro-
posed Veterans' Affairs Health Care Plan. He discussed the health care plan with the Board and encouraged
Veterans (with honorable discharges) to enroll in this plan. He also reported that the waiting time for a first
time clinic visit In Tallahassee is 14 months, and 7 months in Panama City. .
.VISITORS TRAVEL WRITERS -
T.D.C: Coordinator Pickett discussedd the six travel writers that .visited Gulf County during the week of
"Christmas on the Coast". Se Coas. She thanked the Tourist Development Council and Mr. Tom Semmes (of the
Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce) for their help with this project. .
BETA FILM "DISCOVER OLD FLORIDA"
T.D.C. Coordinator Pickett presented to the Board a copy of the beta film entitled "Discover Old Florida".
She stated that companies within the County are requesting copies of this film. -
MEETING P.D.R.B.
County Planner.Richardson reported that the Planning En.1 Ce. ei.o.pni.- t R- ie.. Bo.11, ill r,.:.i a spe-
clal meeting on Monday, December 17. 2001 to discuss the road pa. in.1 i:-,ue in ,-rin ir.'.e-,.:e iS.: .-
The meeting did then recess at 6:50 p.m., E.S.T.. ..
The meeting reconvened at 7:00 p.m., E.S.T.
S.. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE .
E.D.C. Director Whaley appeared before the Board to report that the Gum Drops.Books Headquarters
will not be locating to Gulf County. She stated that .nre com* rani-r has decided to :.:alie mn-lr business in
Alabama.
SEAFOOD COMMITTEE
Commissioner Barnes discussed the Seafood Committee meeting that was.held on December 10. 2001.
REALIGNMENT U. S. HIGHWAY 98 -
SCommissicr-:r BUrne,- dli-cu:-e relienic .:orntla,:uni himn fregardint Ln reli itmern. ,c.n ilf.S. Highway
98. He stated thai .:iiuen do r...- .:.ppo-e a c.. beach r,:.ad tut sll ant -r.. r., .-na rin tr. e current U.S.:
Highway 98 route Conuir.is rioner Barne- niouoned i.:. put trl l .:ue on a r.elrerendui for County vote.
Commissioner F- seco-nde'. Le m iouon.- lr ,i-cu-t lorn ana atIr .3i-.:usiio- from ir.e npucl.: .representative
from D.O.T., and members of the Board, the motion passed unanimously: '
SAFE HARBOR PORT
Raymond Wood appeared before the B,.ard :. diHcu-: re iie.:d f:.r a put.li-. _a'fe nrt.or p.or in rGulf
County where shrimp boats can dock. Mr. V..:o:.d -ae.a hi t L e .ic.e Marrin-a c:- noi.t allo. hraip boats
In their harbor. Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Fox, Mr. Wood discussed tie 1app1i Con 1r t,:--.: l t. Joe
Marina. Commissioner Fox stated that he and Chief|Adminlstrator Butler hia e...n .:.k-lng ,.n t- project.
REALIGNMENT U. S. HIGHWAY 98
Commissioner Petera osc:u :: Sem, 5eireinI, tl rin.r.:.I Bu1tir- Boule. ard lo.: Pire tiree i.:.fthe proposed U.S.
Hi-ii...: '.3 realignment. i: un.ac.-: n, r,: .- hi ria ri aI d Lr.. ar t en n,'ri- t id a ii I-iold t ,: r i:omir.ned and
i-, lt-.. CR. 386.
The meeting did then recess at 8:04 p.m.. E.S.T. The me-etir re,:on. .en 'd A 8:09 p.m., E.S.T.
COURT ROOM OLD GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE
.Commissioner Traylor motioned to submit a.letter to the offices .In th~e Old Gulf County Courthouse
regarding use of the court room. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and :i pa: -ed unanimously.
DIRECTOR"' ASSISTANCE GT COM
Commissioner Traylor discussed Fpr.:..ei,-'li rr. n dire.:ci.r, i-iiiance service through GT Com.
Administrative Assistant Wibberg stated ar,1, ,.: ri- i.:e t.sc, ,:.u. ol :I la. Florida. Commissioner Traylor
stated that we need local people and a. la-.:-al -er l.:' ..,rr.-,,io..rer eare, i motioned to .uodmin lel.e-r -CT
.. t .-ear.jr.i me. .Jie H.:r.:.r, a1-ir:ce icr.i.:e p..id. dJ o residents of Gulf County. Co.mn 'i. iio.rr F.-.'\ 5:-
.... pCIAI PROJECTS PAYMENTS ,
Upon motion by Compitsi...r- r.-i 's..orn, by Co:miri ;i. :.r Tra.,,,r o.J u.r..-imou .he Board-
approved the following Speclil r--'r.:-:t F .,..-eni
Dist. 1 Fisher's Building Supply Senior Citizens Building $ .99, Sam's Club Christmas-Parade Candy
$ 96.13. Wewahitchka High School Varsity Volleyball _.Nicki Holly $ 250.00. Wewahitchka High School Varsity
Cheerleaders $ 250.00, 'Add* David Langston Scholarship Foundation .5'",: ,' *i,-.d.a .. e i ahir:hi. a High
School E. _-" e.:it.:-I:. $ 250.00,.*Add* Wewahltchka High School .G.irlz BatE--r,l 2' .-'i:, .:count,
#21111_ ..
Dist. 2 Fisher's Building Supply Football Field $ 5.77. Fisher's Buildi -,uppi, Cirl's'Softball Ice
Machine $ 60.73. Fisher's Building Supply Girl's Ballfleld $ 14.68. Fisher HBuilir] Su ,Jppl., Shop $ 8.49,
Sam's Club Christmas Parade Candy $ 96.13, The Home Depot $ 485.30, WalMart $ 49.43, (Account,
#21111 46002)
Dist. 3 Roy Lee Carter Beacon Hill Park Landscaping $ 200.00, "*eire- Fubli: S pa.:e P-'ius "Slow'
Children Playing" Sign H.V. $ 127.55 (Account #21111_46003)
'Dist. 4 C & G Sporting Goods, Inc. Award Plaques $ 185.00, St. J.:e iard. '.a : rr .p-.,, Stop Bars
Repair $ 27.14. St. Joe Hardware Company Stop Bars Repair $ 13.99 li.::..ur ini iii 460041'
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY PAPER MILL SITE '
Representatives of Stone Container. Florida C',e.prtrieiii of Environmental Protection, and St. Joe
Company app.-,-ar- ti-.:l ne E ..- ],.. rmi me r u .:u n rrent il.in -,:. e .i r ripp- ilie '..-o.-; ain.i.-.:aln i uJ.,
and further :.l'ri', 1r.1e .:re .p ire.uir, ,, lt l r i.rln Bla h-.: i ri-e Florila C' P repr E._enr.au edi- :u'-e
testing of irc de1.ur, l i-u-m ,'-r. ,::.,-:reie H,- in m- -lie
There being no further business and upon roE.uori b-., -C.:-miTni-iorner TraI,,or the meeting did then
adjourn at 9:00 p.m., E.S.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE CHAIRMAN .
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM: CLERK' '
PORT ST. JOE; FLORIDA '
DECEMBER I 2001 .
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board'of County Commissioner-, met ir t.hi d.e sin -peci.-, s.:-io.n i n ine follow, in
members present Chairman Chairman C.er. L h.1Ltvr-rn-re '.-.1:- Cl-irmar. Jerr., v.' Barr.re aid :.: IT.-rnHli-fli: Bill.
E T.-.or :-.1 C :,.rl W. Fox <'Cornmi-slioner ri'.han Feier- .'r .- au, ent L
Others present were: -.:unr., ri.:rri.n, Tirrn.., '.cfiarlared D'cpur, ClerkTowan "1.:Lcm,:.r CDepurl
Clerk Leanna Roberts. Chiil ,:'ai.,-inirat.i:,-r Lin:.r Budler, imiiraiir H cr e _;-ia,3riD L-"t.bie Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management, Director Larry Wells. County Planner -.5 i1 P.:har.J- -nr Assistant
Maintenance Superintendent/Mosquito Control & Public Works Director Steve M.1.rk olul Vi.'a-_le Dir.:ctor Joe
"Danford. Veterans" Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams, Sheriff FrnF r.l.:eirh.r. ar-.d n,-riell'
,'l',-:.: Captain Joe Nugent. .
Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m., E.S.T.
GULF COUNTY JAIL ,
Sheriff McKelthen appeared before the Board to.discuss Installation of a tent to house the overflow of
Inmates In the Gulf County Jail. Chairman McLemore discussed the County funding for;houslng of inmates'
in another County. After further discussion that Emergency Management will purchase a heater and loan it
to the Sheriff, Commissioner Barnes motionedto allow the Sheriffs Office to install a tent to house the over-
flow qf Inmates, and to assist the Sheriffowith the codstof payroll for additional Correctional Officers'to guard
these Inmates. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously (4_0).
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS : ,
Upon motion bycCommissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Fox. and unanimous (4_0) vote, the
Board approved the folJowing SpeclalfProjects payments: .
District IIT. L. James Park $1,500.00; District III Wewahltchka Varsity Basketball$ 200.00; District Ill
Wewahitchka Jr. Varsity Basketball $ 200.00; District Ill Port St. Joe Varsity Basketball;$ 200.00; District III
Port St. Joe Jr. Varsity Basketball $ 200.Q0;.District V Port St. Joe Girls Basketball $ 200.00: District V Port
St. Joe Varsity Basketball $'200.00: District V Port St. Joe Jr. Varsity Basketball $ 200.00
INVOICES PREBLE_RISH, INC. .
Upon recommendation by Chief Administrator Butler. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve pay-
ment of the following Preble Rish, Inc. Invoices (to be paid from various grants), contingent upon Chief
Administrator Butler signing the Invoices. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously
(4_0.
S Beaches Sewer Collection $49.900.00: Highland View Drainage $ 2.302.50; Industrial Road $24,000.00;
Underpass and Road Bond $45.000.00; Beacon Hill Park $ 500.00
There being no further business and upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner
Fox. unanimous (4_0) vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 12:20 p.m.. E.S.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE CHAIRMAN .
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 21, 2001
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special session with the following
members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, and Conummissioners Billy
E. Traylor. Carl W. Fox. and Nathan Peters, Jr. i
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland. Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts .Chief Administrator Don Butler. Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Building Official
Michael L. Hammond. Code Enforcement Officer Tony Varona. County Planner David Richardson.
Maintenance Superintendent/ Mosquito Control & Public Works Director Joe Bearden. and T.D.C. Coordinator
Paula Pickett.
The meeting was called to order at 12:00 p.m., E.S.T. 00.20
RECEIVE BIDS #0102113 / ROAD BOND PAVING PROGRAM 20012002
SPursuant to advertisement to receive sealed bids (#0102-13) for Road Bond Paving Program 2001-2002
(includes the Industrial Road and Underpass Projects. but not County Road 5), the following bids were
received:
Anderson Columbia Company. Inc. $1.739.200.70; C. W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. $1.473.024.00;
Granger Asphalt Paving. Inc. $1.569.711.00
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by Commissioner Fox. and unanimous vote, the bids
were tabled for review.


RECEIVE BIDS-#0102_11 / PICKUP OF RECYCLABLE METALS SLID WASTE DEPT.
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed bids (#0102_11) for pickup of recyclable metals for the Solid
Waste Department, the following bid was received: Cumbaa Enterprises. Inc. $5.55 per G.T.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by Commissioner Fox, and unanimous vote, the bids
were tabled for review and recommendation by Solid Waste Director Danford.
PUBLIC HEARING TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX ORDINANCE (T.D.C.)
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance relating to the
Tourist Development Tax. County Attorney McFarland read the proposed ordinance by title and called for pub-
lic comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Peters motioned to adopt the following titled ordi-
nance. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion. and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2001_16
AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING AND LEVYING A TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX IN ADDITION TO THE
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX IMPOSED AND LEVIED PURSUANT TO GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE 98_14 AT
THE RATE OF ONE PERCENT (1%); APPROVING THE AUTHORIZED USES OF SUCH ADDITIONAL TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT TAXES; PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND COLLECTION OF THE TAX.; PROVIDING
FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TAX: PROVIDING FOR RECEIVING. KEEPING AND COST OF ADMINIS-
TRATION; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT OF SUCH TAX: PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF ORDI-
NANCE PROVISIONS: AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
* Complete Ordinance on file with Clerk *
PARKS AND RECREATION
Commissioner Traylor requested this issue be tabled until later in the meeting.


HIGHLAND VIEW STORMWATER GRANT / AWARD BID #0001_38 ENGINEERING
Upon recommendation 'by County Planner Richardson (on behalf of the review committee),.
Commissioner Fox motioned to award Bid #0001_38 to Preble-Rish, Inc. (only bidder). Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
RECEIVE BIDS #0102-12 / GPS SYSTEM MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPARTMENT
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed bids (#0102_12) for a GPS System for the Mosquito Control
Department. the following bid was received:
(1) (2+) Clarke Mosquito Control $4,500.00 $2.500.00
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Fox, and unanimous vote, the bid was
tabled for review and recommendation by Mosquito Control Director Bearden.
SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE
Chairman McLemore passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Barnes and motioned to advertise to hold two
public hearings to consider adoption of a proposed subdivision ordinance. Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion for discussion and, after discussion about the proposed ordinance, the motion passed 4 to 1. with
Commissioner Peters voting no. Chairman Barnes returned the Chair to Commissioner McLemore.
ANIMAL CONTROL
Chairman McLemore discussed annual leave that Johnny Collins has accumulated, and he also dis-
cussed having Byron Lester fill in when Mr. Collins is on vacation. Attorney McFarland discussed a certifica-
tion class for animal control operations. Commissioner Traylor motioned to allow Byron Lester to fill in for
Johnny Collins as temporary dog catcher when needed (effective as soon as possible, at his current rate of pay
- $8.00/hr.). Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and It passed 4 to 1. with Commissioner Peters voting
no. The Board also agreed for Attorney McFarland to review.this matter regarding future need for a fillln
employee.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve the following Special Projects Payments and to pay for din-
ners for the Public Works. Mosquito Control, and' Road Departments from Special Projects Funds.
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
;District I Gulf County Health Department $500.00.
District 2 Gulf County Health Department $500.00
District 3 Port St. Joe Girls Varsity Basketball $150.00
District 3 Wewahitchka Girls Varsity Basketball $150.00
District 3 Gulf County Health Department $500.00
District 4 Gulf County Health Department $500.00
District 5 Gulf.County Health Department $500.00: ,
PARKS AND RECREATION
Commissioner Traylor motioned to allow Extension Agent Carter to oversee expenditure of the
Wewahitchka Parks and Recreation Funds (in the amount of $9,956.00), and to sigh all of the vouchers.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
BOARD POLICY
Commissioner Traylor discussed the new policy regarding only supervisors being allowed to pick up sup-
plies (can no longer send employees to pick up supplies), and discussed finding a solution to this problem.
Clerk Birmingham stated that the new policy only pertains to supplies to be purchased with Special Projects
Funds, and reported he will research this matter.'.
QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY (Q.T.I.)
Chief Administrator Butler stated that he has received a request from Central Program, Inc. (doing busi-
ness as Gum Drop Books, which plans hiring of approximately 100 employees and location at the old railroad
building) for the Board to submit a letter to Enterprise Florida to preserve the Inducement for them to locate
in Gulf County (tax break). Commissioner Peters motioned tc. ubmit a reqlue. lt., Enrerpri-e Flori.d .r, benhi
of this company. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, arnd pa::'ed uniniimoulr.I..
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Commissioner Peters discussed a letter submitted by'Clerk Birmingham regarding Special Projects
Payments. Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Peters, Clerk, Birmingham stated that the letter sent to the Board
was not in reference to Special Projects Payments, but to Atcounts Payable In general.
There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote.'the meeting did then adjourn at 12:36 p.m.. E.S.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
.. JANUARY 2002
SPECIAL MEETING
The.Gulf County Board ofl C.ounr, Conmmissioners met thi_ date in special -e.ion riMMn it e lolloing
members present: Chairman Carm-r, L Mcl.emore ', ice Chairman jerr, It Barne; ano Co.mmision.ier; Bill
E. Traylor, Carl W. Fox. and Nathan Peters, Jr. .
Limner' fresenit .ere C-ounr, Atiorrne, Timc.th, h.1.:Farland Depur, Clerl. Leanrr, Rooern. Depur,' Cleri.
BecHn. Nr:.rri .Chief .'dmiriltrati- D.:.n B.uler A.dminril-ral.e A."iltIanI ODebt.e '..lDberg Buildring tlltcial
.lichiael L Hammori.d C.de Er.norcemnrt ilfi.:er Tory taronra Counr, Planner Da'.Id Richardsor GCull Count,
'_.1 M S re.-cor Shjine M.:.Guffin A.1-isanit llairer.ance 5.upenr.ender., MClo,-uito Conirol & Pub.ic Iorks
Director Steve Mork, Road Superintendent B..,bbt Knee. Solid raste Director Joe Daniord Veterans-',' Senice
Officer/S.H.IP. Administrator Bo Williams. afterr Dtpartment Super.i-or 'Temporar., Public, ,orlk Director
Gerald --hearer and iSnrerll's ',fIICe LCapL3in Joe iug.nr I r '_'.,* 'I *1 3 II
Chairmr,n fMLemore called e meeung to order at 5 30 p.m., ET '
ANIMAL CONTROL
Chairman McLemore discussed the progress made in the rimral Conirol Drepartmeran inr,.:e the Counr)
has taken itr oer He requested what Tl-te Star ad,'eiue 3 nouce the newspaper regarding lstra animals and
animal rurinln ig looe etaUnsi that L e County sill Dc itrid., enforcing the Animal COIrol r. dinance
Cr,iri.ni, H .cLemore recoT,,r.erided rhat rMe Board ad.erun-e io, rire a p.artumre ci catcher to Aork i-F dte
v ,e i.erJi a- d .r,enr Mr Collihr, i c.-1 line emprloee .ill re cefui'ledl .ci'-r further dis.:usion o'.nmiai-.ioner
Tr!a5 lr mir...unred l :I ].-e.l-He 1 rre part j ie dog .:acrer Comnrlii:iorer fo'., seconded the no .,rn and it
passed uniO Calii.u-o, plaiin tiuenrL stated drta he 11il pro.ldae cuplei of the Drug E-nfror:emenrl 'menc., and
Florida B-:..-d *.'I Pharmar.., pernilts to the .-dninitLriiauon Lil.:-e for t'e Board to proceed in ha,.ing ine'e per.
mits changed oer tI: the Gull Co.unr, B.oa. d iof Counr, Comrmi-rionrer:"
There being no lu-t-,er bu-iriez; and upon motiop.by Commissioner Tra'.lor the eeutng did then
,dj-ur,. r 5. 44 p n, ES T
,:-JICrJ L r.I:L.rC'F. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C.'BIRMINGHAM 'CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 8. 2002 I .
REGULAR MEETING
Bir.e ulf ounr, Board :f Counr,tv, Co:mmi-.ioner, met thi: dale irregular session .Anh Lee following
memrer- pre.ernl Cr ir, iar-i. 'a iier, L iMcLemore '. i.e hlairiria. .. rr, \ Barnes, and Cor,,imiiiriner, Bill,
E TrH'.lor Carl %' Fo,\ and Nathan Feters..Ir
Others present ere Count Autirne', Tlmorth McFarland. D,:.puri Clerh Leonna Roberts Depur.. Clerh
Becky Norris, Chief tdminiitraic.r Don ,Buller. dmirl_.irati'e A:l-iiarrt Debbe \Hibberg.
Administrator/Emergeincy Management Director Larmr ,elli Building OjTi.:ial Mihcnel L Hammond Code
Enl,:.r.c nier. t ,'l'ier Toni, ".ar..n Counrt, Planner a,. i'.1 Ri hara onr Emergern.:y .lanuagement 91 I
.c-,:.-rdinr or -larn all iNelson Gull 'Couri, E .1i Direcior Shane lMcCu'l'in Ai-tLanL M.lainlerance
Superinenr.enet .loquoit. ConLrol Public %corh.r Director Sle,'e .mrk Road Superintendent Bobtb. Knr.e.
S.:.lid V.' -.e LDirector ,Joe Danford. IT LiC Coordilri or Paula Pi.:ell Veieran:i Ser.Ice .ll'ficer S l I P
Adrniniurato.r Bo illiai Ts after Department Super.iear, Teemporan Public W'ork; Director Gerald Srearer.
,rr.. rn Sriief' ,-rice Captian Joe N gen -
Capri.n rtiu.er, called the meeung ,a ord'r aid i., ,p m I 57 '. ce Chair mi-ar. Barne. opene the qe.-
u...e.t'h praC.,,t". a lndl Cnir.aii n McLmr:,re led the FPlede ti .-'legian.:et io the Flag
-. CONSENT AGENDA '( '
Commissioner Traylor mouoned .:. appro.e me C-onienr' Agenda as follows. Commissioner Fox second-
ed the motion, and it passed durn ari-ou -,
1. Minutes.. December 11,.2001 Special Meeting;...December 11, 2001 Regular Mceeuni December
14; 2001 Special Meeting .
2. Buder .:TrindrierIt #l'_Cerneral Fund iSrieritl Irimate H.ouing $5,000.00), as follows:
.. ..... Budget Amendment #1 .
General Fund.
Original : Increase' Decrease Amended


Budget


Detention and Correctiohs:
S3123J3.4 1:): R0..., -am nd B.:.rdl


.-eeer.e e ,
99984_95000 Reserve for Conting: $299,796



Ailmal Control: -
#43062L64000 -Equipment $ .00


$5;000


- o0


S$0


$5,000


Bu3 et .rianenrmerni 2
'. General.Fund '


$1;822.00 $ .00


$5,000


$294,796




$ 1,822.00


' '"a4 ..0,', Reserve for Cont. $294,796.00 $ .00 : $1,822.00 $292,974.00 _:,

3. Court Crder Pa-,ment to tiorrne J Gordon Shuler IDa.is .',24_.F 762.50 to be paid from
Account #6102 _31000i Pament r :.- atic.rner Susanr, '. C arroll HIlennr ,i. 02ij.J $612.60 to be paid
from Account 67.).7,)_310i.l -i
S ,, I4. in.oice Fliher Con.-,risrucuon Jail Reo.au or Ia i 532 i700i ,0 to be paid from Account
*#53123., 1I00' Fisher Construcuon f.ltaintenance Building ,ddluon in I SI.0,288.00 to be paid from
Account = 2C:.'i_ .- I,,1 Florida SheniT. Se.llIjrsurance fund Addiuonal Cocered Member; (#FSM_020121
'* ,o5 0 0 '-I [o* be paid fr..m ,rc-.ount 211 I I I 451i000L Garlick Envirorimental Associates. Inc. Bobzien Case
(10.)1_0 ii S SI6 0ir io E.e paid from A:c.:,urnt 2 II .1_3130'l Panama Court Reporung Sence (07_23_0,1
$114.00,' ,'.a 4 ?480,,1 it .2_)_ I 3145 .' 12_1 i1 2* '33J 84 12_ I 192 _'1" $218.28 to be
paid from %a.'uioui Coun Rep:rtner line Iem.i Shand Ho.piial H C R A I1574134102 $3,702.42 to be
pald from cco nint I .|i_.31E001 .
5. Payroll._ Johnny Collins Leave Balances (TraAsferred from Sheriff) r
6. Proposal P.ebleRish Inc (Engineenng Wetappo Landfill $12,000.00) Proposal Preble Rlsh.
Inc.'(Engineering5 .rn- L.arndlil 7 ""' '00 001
7. Resolution \mner.ndr.i te Cull Counrt FloridG ar s' Ta Re' enue Bonds Series 2001 Continuing
Slisclosure Certificate rs lllos. S
RESOLUTION NO.,2002-01
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA AUTHO-
RIZING AND APPROVING THE AMENDMENT TO THE CONTINUING DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE: MAKING
CERTAIN COVENAIJrS .AND .'GRECEME1uTS [Ti CONNECTION THEREWITH: PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS;
AND PROVIDING F C'R ,I i EFFECTP.E DeTE I L
WHEREAS, the B.oard .oi Court, Commisioner; of Gulf County. Florida (the "County") has Issued
83.680.200 Gulf County, Florida Gas Tax Revenue Bonds; Series 2001;,and .
WHEREAS, the County has exe.:uted and deli.erea a Coruinuing Disclosure Certificate dated May 8.
2001 (the "Disclosure Certificate") to prc. ide for annual conunuing discl,:iore. and
'.i-ikE -S t le Corunrc, desire_ .: ..amend the DisClc-ure Ceruf'lce to pr,:,.ide for the ,ubmital ,f arnu-
1 ina. -Ii ir. .r maiio.n 0, i rne r .p p.pe~ened Hnr the Ctlhcial Staiement N.C'.' THEREFORE BE iT RES,'OLVED
B5' T-iE. E ._-:.Ci. i.rTi OMMI-i iOE- F GC.ULF CO-rLli'i FLCORIDA
Section 1. Tre ar.enr.dmenot to the Coniuruing Disclo-ure in ubs tanuall/ the form, attached hereto as
Exhibit "A" Js heret.,' authorize.d arid appro.eue Such addiuonal changes in.eruor.s and omissl:r.; a.. do not
charge the -ub.ian.ce thereof ma be- made and approved b% ol'Ifcer- of Ite Counrt eecuting the same. such
ee.:uuo.n ro De conclu-r.ee' idenerce of any auch appro.a!
,:.:uor. .'Ai prior ordir.ances or re.soluior.i *:s: the Counn inconsistent .with the provigidns of this
-.e.:,ioluuior are hteret., modified. supplemented and amendedl ito conform with the provisions herein contained.
5,e-uoi. 3 The pr-ilsionr o1 Lhis Re-oluuori ,Lake el'l'ecue immediately upon its adoption.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida at a meeting
held on this 8th day of January, 2002.
8. Sign Installation Friends of the Gulf County Libraries, Inc.
9. Special Projects Payments, as follows: .. "
Dist. I Bobby Knee Relmb. for Uncle Sam Costume Rental'$ 42.80; Girls' Youth Basketball League $ 200.00;
Gulf County Road Dept.-Relmb. Oysters for Party $ 40.00; Rich's IGA Steaks for Party $ 138.35; Walmart _
Christmas Decorations $ 60.79 (Account #21111_46001) '
Dist. 2 Dixie Dandy Work Crew Snacks $ 59.19; Gulf County Road Dept. Reimb. Oysters for Party
$ 40.00; Rich's IGA Steaks for Party $ 138.34; Rowland's Welding & Supplies T. L. James Park $ 12.00;
Tatum's Hardware & Supply T. L. James Park $1;050.83; WalMart Christmas Decorations $ 60.79
(Account #21111_46002)
Dist. 3 The Butcher Shoppe Turkeys for Employees. $ 189.88 (Account #21111.46003)
Dist. 4 City of Port St. Joe Donation $1,600.00; Gulf County Domestic Violence Program $-300.00;
Lands' End Corporate Sales County Logo Shirt $ 44.55; The Butcher Shoppe Turkeys for Employees $
189.88 (Account #21111_46004) I ,: "
Dist. 5 The Butcher Shoppe Turkeys for Employees,$ 189.88 (Account #21111_46005)
10. Travel 2002 Legislative Day (Tallahassee 02/20/02); National Hurricane Conference (Orlando *
04/1_5/02); National Conference on Preventing Crime (tlanta. GA 05/22_25/02); Opportunity Florida
Dinner (Marianna 01/15/02) '
AD VALOREM TAX BREAK GUM DROP BOOKS
Upon recommendation by E.D.C. Director Whaley, Commissioner Peters motioned to allow a 100% ad
valorem tax exemption for 10 years for Gum Drop Books, contingent upon application approval frdm
Enterprise Florida. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion for discussion and, following discussion
regarding this business, the motion passed unanimously.
C.P.R. / FIRST AID CLASS
Gulf County E.M.S. Director McGuffin thanked the county employees that participated In and complet-
ed the C.P.R. / First Aid Class. Commissioner Traylor discussed preparing completion certificates for these
employees.
LEASE / DEAD LAKES STATE PARK
lIpor. recommend aJlon by Chief Administrator Butler, Commissioner Traylor motioned to execute the
Dead Lake State Park lease agreement (Includes the boat ramp) with the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection. Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously. Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that the lease includes 86 acres, with the possibility of a few more acres to be Included at a later
date.
GRANT/COASTAL IMPACT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM-DEAD LAKES STATE PARK
Chief Administrator Butler stated that he received notification that the County has been awarded a
Coastal Impact Grant (C.I.A.P.), In the amount of $89,682.00 to be used for boat ramp repairs, dredging, and
removal of stumps at Dead Lakes State Park. Commissioner Traylor motioned to accept this grant from the
U.S. Department of Commerce, and execute the necessary documents. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed uoanimousy.
AWAIMio bM owf dJROAtXBorND PAVIMG om Mr ..2.r. o .',a.r
Upon recommendation b) Cnilef 'Alldmlinitratoi Budler Corrrrnisiorner FPeler motioned to award bid


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2002 PAGE 9B
#0102_13 lor the roactd ond paving program 200L2002 to C. W. Roberts (low bidder), in the amount of
$1.473024.00 ivthrnola mre -notice to proceed" until each district has, been reduced: to $225,000.00).
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion for discussion, and Bill Kennedy, of Preble.Rish, Inc., appeared
.before the Board to discuss completion time for these projects and also discussed rebidding or approving a
change order for approximately $210.000.00 for County Road 5. The motion then passed unanimously. '
CHANGE ORDER / GULF COUNTY JAIL (BID #0001-34)
Upon recommendation D, Chiel .idrmnii .aitor &uiLier. Commissioner Traylor motioned.to approve a
change order, in the amount of $1.450.00. for Fisher Construction for the Gulf County Jail renovation (metal
sheeting on a block wall). Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
INVOICE / BEACON HILL PARK, PHASE H (BID #0001_36)
Upon recommendation by Chief Administrator Butler, Commissioner Fox motioned to approve payment
of an Invoice from lC Contractors, In the amount of $9,082.95, for the Beacon Hill Park, Phase II Project (to
be paid from grant funds). Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion; and It passed unanimously.
COUNTY INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM / D.O,T.
Chief Administrator Butler stated that the Florida Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) has 4 million
dollars remaining in the allocation for the County Incentive Grant Program (C.I.G.P.) for this district. He also
stated that this grant is a 65/35 match, but the local match can possibly be waived for Gulf County. Upon his
discussion tht the County should submit two roads (priority and priorIty 2) before February 1st, Chairman
McLemore discussed which roads to s.bmlt for this grant (Dalkeith Road and the Howard Creek Road). Chief
Administrator Butler stated that Highways 381 and 387 have.been submitted for paving through the S.C.O.P.
Program. Chairman McLemore stated he will schedule a special meet a later date to discuss thjs matter.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS / LEASE OR LEASE/PURCHASE INDUSTRIAL PARK
Upon recommendation by, Chief Administrator Butler, Commissioner Traylor motioned to advertise to
receive sealed bids for lease or lease/purchase of, the Industrial Park. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. o H
PERSONNEL POLICY / HIRING
Upon recommendation by Chief Administrator Bttler, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the
following modification to the personnel hiring policy. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion for discussion
and. after discussion, the motion passed unanimously.
1) Hiring would become an administrative action.
2) The hiring procedures / policy would be a approved by the BOCC.
3) The C.:.ur,Scalf ill provide the County Commission with recommendations which include but are
not limited to ie Iv.l. ng '
a) General Job description' of each non_bargaining unit position.

b) A salary range for each non_bargalning unit position (This would Include a minimum and max-
imum range for each position).
c) All positions would Include an educational or certification level.
d) An experience level for each position.
ROAD BOND PAVING PROGRAM 2001_2002
Building Official Hammond Aiscifssed the figures on the original road bond paving projects for
2001_2002, stating that each of the five commissioners would heed to reduce his district project estimate to
$225;000.00:
CHANGE ORDER / COUNTY ROAD B (BID .0102.13)
Lip., r,...::..-,-,eri,idau.,r. b, Buaidine C-'ficial 1Hamn,,,nd Commn-.ilsiore.r Traylor motioned'to approve a
crnange order lin the appror m iei amn--uni of 2''10.000u 0'.1 for '. ,ounr,i Ro3d 5 withC. W; Roberts Contracting.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
ALARM SYSTEM / GULF COUNTY JAIL RENOVATION
lUp-:.o .:,:.Taend!i;., u, BuHitd..irr ., ial imTao.rJ C...,T, Ti.=irer ,Peter- nm,.oned to commit up to
E` 60.C' ,', t.: "reir.,,bui-e inr, h r l, ll ].-e HI:.r .1 _ecu:urir, Iiie alarm ', a -lte I'.r the ,Culf County Jail addition
.,hi,:r v ill be .,: .np.uile. ..irh the eM. ein 3.,-eT. ,.A, mil ,-iori Barne_ e:,roaed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
CLOSED LITIGATION SESSION /
Lporn requeilt t., Cr.urr, -%orne, .M:F garland Chairman McLemr..re scheduled a closed litigation meet-
ng fl.r \ednrec: January i, 200, a10 00 3 "' in E T in Mee Boa,rd Roomni
ALARM SYSTEM / GULF COUNTY JAIL RENOVATION
Captain Nugent'reported that he s' in, the process of receiving bids and specifications for the securi-
ty/fire alarm system, and will notify Buil.ir. >fi'laiiH i H ,am-Tno.n once tr,m.e aie received
CANINE SCHOOL
".-5 r, nNugent reported ,hat Lne Gulf Counr, Srertil'f- 'ffie will behosting a canine school for blood-
ho-und during he eel of .iar.uar,, H4r, an d1 ere ,. ili tc-. e. eral agencies parucipaung .
... ODEENA BOAT RAMP ,
'Upon recommendation by. Road Superintendent Knee, Commissioner Peters motioned to allow the Road
Department to remove sand from the Odeena Boat Ramp (to facilitate launching of boats). Commissioner Fox
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. R O
BRIDGE / JARROTT DANIELS ROAD

Road Superrteindernt K.nee rero:.ned ihai the Fi:.,O1 Depar-ment .I Tran.ponrtation has agreed to con-
si-ruc.: er, D JidLe .:.n.jarr..t C', el: Ro.-ad 3t ri.:c .:,t ., ine Counr, r. and he italed that the nre bridge should
be conipletl ir ',e r 2'-)
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS / PAVING CLAY ROAD DEPARTMENT
LUpon re.:.miTmerndatl., 'U 'v.1ad S uperinrer,.det Kjnee -Comrmi-ioner Barnei r. m.iuonerd to advertise to
re.:el.ei .ealed blo: i'f pa. r cia, for lie PRoad Deparirneni 'our mis.sioner Fo' seconded the motion, and it
p -:ed Jlunir.iiou -.
AWARD BID -0102_. I / PICKUP OF RECYCLABLE METALS SOLID WASTE
U .r, iec.-.nm rTdri uaun t,. -,did. l '.a c E, t lrrilor D anico. L omn .i'ior ncr TraIlor m.:u.onred to aeara bid'
#0102 11 f- p kii:k up o r .:i-ec lr.le melil e .l r 1.:li. tv.a.-r t, Cumir,. Enterpries ienc our, bidder), in
the amount eol'.5 5 per groi .:.r.n Commlzi-.':rr tE ,ne- : _:conded. L ie rr,..uor, ard It passed unanimously.
AWARD BID .0102.12 / GPS SYSTEM MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPARTMENT
ilpur. r.,-.nTneriCm asuin r., .illd 'AX'aire ,'.:ilr Cla.H...r *:o.mmis ilaner Tr,I, .r m-uorned to award bid
#0102 12 l'..r irieC.F. 5,:S-.,'mn for rie .Io.l,qui,:re ,.: rol C paJrtienr 'e lairke loquit., Co.rri .] tl ,ani hidderl
in thean;iour .1: i9 5 9 1)j iH. l:.r rnree unit; o It e ipai3 h'.-:.m Il. -qu.u:. ':.. nr.:] S-,ate Furn.al Co .mmHis .lner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
MAINTENANCE /. MOSQUITO CONTROL PUBLIC WORKS
Water Department Supervisor Shearer reported to. the Board that he is temporarily filling in while Joe
Fe B rden li and sar.):d tra. r.-e III _.Ill i', .irinir, ll-.: -:ater systems.
VETERANS' NURSING HOME / BAY COUNTY
.eter. icr ice ific,:er .. illiam i ;,rp.:.rit.J i. he B.airdtrat it., grour,.._breaklng ceremonyforthe new
".eran. rurir.e iHorme t. Panram Cix ,-: :he.iluledi'l.r Januar,ar. 19 2'.i2 and stated that the Florida
:.-oartimer .t \.eierar.s Aillaii- ..ill p:p.:-e an ofi.iTii name for J-e nursing home to the Governor and
C- ilriet He re:oiTmendeo mn the resident. ,-f AGull' ,otnr .ade mem.rer- ouf ne Board ConLu,.t nce Le gilat.rs
ieqouetirg i1nal te .eterar,- Nursin ri Hme be named in r.fnor ,:' liat Sergeant Cllllord C SImi
',ariresi:.nlor.c Medal ,:.I Honor R- cipinril -or.omm4.i,,irer Ferers moucioned for the Chairmin .ito surnmit[ letter
t. the Stale RepresenL:Ue regrardina thi matter Commi: l n,.er Tra-',ir se,,,nde the motion and it r.,passed
unanimously ,
u m !TOURIST CHANNEL :

T E,: Cordinator F'I.:.er[ reported H. the Board that ine Tourist Developmenti ':.iurn, s 1 workingg tu
SS Jo.e nret, Ner-.orl.. to ee,tnj the l.:.ur i channel i, iner indian, pFa a3nd. Cape San Bila areas
GULF COUNTY DISCOVER GUIDE
T D C Coordrinator Ficl.,rti rep-ned ro tne Buori, Lrit the ad, ,o be placed In the Gulf Counr, Discoer
Guide are due b\ .Jariuar, lI 2.-',2
RECREATION GUIDE GRANT / GULF COUNTY PARKS
T DC C :oordlntal.:.r Fickt reported to the Board tha the T:ount De-.elopment Co.uncil wa.. awarded a
rec:real.onr' uitde garnt v hich, allow ed -i, r':. pr.du:ce a rere i.lor.n gulde ho-.,IAng 11 of the parh s lc,-:ated inr,
Gul',f rur. r
SIGNS / -GATEWAY TO GULF" PROJECT

T c.r oordinaror Ficlkert reportned [: rie Board thai the sie,.s for the Gmiea%. to Gulf' projects are
being prepared arnda ill De read a rneed-.ed b, rtht Land aperer iCround.,:rks Landscape and Turf
Management)."
MEETING / P.D.R B. .
.Counnr Planner Pj.:rirda.i-on ,releieedJ trme op.:; t-. di;cu .1d at the P.D.R.B. meeting to be held on
..Jlanuan i. 2.
VETERANS' NURSING HOME / BAY COUNTY
Comrrmi-.i cloner FPeer : thrnked '.ertrans Senir'ce O'ficer iillams for hi a effort in airempting to ha e the
Veteran-r Nurin Home named after 5tal' Si'rgent 'lifol',,r. Sim'
CABLE TELEVISION / PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Com.Tmi- ilorner FPeir .' reported ai the .:able *:.onmpir., h .scomrpltedl the cable iele,si5on in.Lallatlon at
the Put-lic ..rH. Deparnmerit .
GRANT -.GULF COUNTY SHIPBUILDING ROAD
Lpor.n inquir. b, Commissioner Peters regarding the grant to fund the paving of the Gulf County
ShipDuiloing Pod Biill Kennedy, from Preble.Rish. Inc.. appeared before the Board to discuss their attempt
to re.:ele .ar, en-ior, or i, hi- 2rar i .
: CENSUS / GULF COUNTY
Uiponr, inqulr, b% Co0i.mi'-Ioner Peters 'Chlei Admini:Lratr Butler ,li iCuosseo the misallocation of some
of the inmaie population dunng Ire census ,ounri .i-,mrr, I-ior, er Peter- reported that with the correction to
the Censu Gu'llf Counq, has a io[al popu.1 luln OI" 14 I-51.6) .
BEACH RENOURISHMENT
Commissioner Barne, reported Lhai in: Corps. .1 Engineers hai not responded to the letter he sent
regarding use of thq sand drdede firoim the Aplacniicola Rier for beach renourishment
BEACH DRIVING
Commissioner Barnes reported that Tammyv Summers Aquatic Preserve Manager, has responded to the
letter regarding beach dh Ing and ,taled that the Sealouu Comi-nlee is working on ihis project
BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD PRESCRIPTION CARD
Commiriorner Trailor diicus ed inquneries made regarding the Blue Cr.oas and Blue Shield prescription
card..Admirni-rator viells reported that re rne,' insurar,.e pollci states that the prescription card will cover
preferred drugs lor 15 C00 and nor,.preferred drugs will be priced at 530.00, and he stated that a preferred
drugs list will be provided io the Counr, empio,.ees
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP ,
Commissioner Fox reported that the Highland View Boat Ramp is now open to the public, and discussed
hi- plans fr furtr er dei elopmenr or the area ',. ; .
RESOLUTION / "GULF TO BAY HIGHWAY"
Cla, Smi llwooa of St Joe Timberiand Company, appeared before the Board to present a proposed res-
01uuor. irn support ol' the 'Gulf to Bay Highway" for the Board's approval. Attorney McFarland read the reso-
lution by title. Commissloneir Peters motioned to adopted the following resolution and the attached letter from
St. Joe Company. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion for discussion. After discussion from members
of the Board and the public, the motion passed 3 to 2, with Commissioners Fox and, Barnes voting no.
RESOLUTION NO. 2002-02
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners seek to Improve area roadways in order to enhance econom-
ic development and Improve quality of life for Gulf County residents; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Cpmmissioners have determined the need to realign the U. S. 98 corridor
through Giulf Counir, to ere ate a "Back Beach Road" that will stretch approximately 12 miles from Highland
View to Mleuco Beacn. and .. .
WHEREAS, this plan is-known as the "Gulf to BayHighway"; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf to Bay Highway plan Includes three segments: Segment I extends from Highland View
north of Butler Bay Road to St. Joe Beach south of Pine Street; Segment 2 extends from Segment I to CR 386;
and. Segment 3 extends from CR 386 to a point south of Tyndall Air Force Base; and
WHEREAS, the St. Joe Company Is Involved In many business and community activities and Is a major prop-
erty'owner in Gulf County; and .
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has requested the St. Joe Company's cooperation to develop
the Gulf to Bay Highway; and
WHEREAS, the St. Joe Company agrees that. Improving area roadways is critical to community Improvement
and economic development efforts In Gulf County and has entered Into an agreement with the Board of County
Commissioners to develop the Gulf to Bay Highway; and
WHEREAS, the St. Joe Company has completed a Project Design and Environmental (PD & E) study for
Segment I and Is seeking approval of the Fdlorida Department of Traqsportation to proceed to the design phase
of this segment; anid
WHEREAS, the St. Joe Company proposes to remove approximately 3.75 miles of U: S. 98 at St. Joe Beach
and realign It further Inlapd as part of the development plans for Segment I; and
WHEREAS, the St. Joe Company has proposed to exchange property with the Florida Department of
Transportation in order to accomplish this realignment: and
WHEREAS, the Florida Department of Transportation has tentatively agreed 'to the property exchange and
seeks community support for the proposal; and
WHEREAS, the St Joe Company has agreed to provide two public beach access points as part of these plans
which will open the entire beachfront for the public to enjoy; and
WHEREAS, a community meeting was held on December 13. 2001 at which this proposal was presented for
community acceptance and over 400 residents of Gulf County attended and overwhelmingly favored the plan.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the County Commission of Gulf County. Florida does hereby
express Its support of the plan to build the Gulf to Bay Highway Including: the Project Design and
Environmental Report presented at the public meeting at the Port St. Joe High School on December 13, 2001.
and the removal and realignment of existing U. S. 98 at Segment I and the property exchange between the St.
Joe Company and the Florida of Transportation. ,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this resolution of support be transmitted to the Florida
Department of Transportation for Its consideration.
PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY. 2002.


REFERENDUM / U. 8. HIGHWAY 98
Commissioner Traylor motioned to rescind the Board's previous motion to place the Highway 98 realign-
ment Issue on the referendum. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and It passed 3 to 2. with
Commissioners Fox and Barnes voting no.
AGREEMENT / ST. JOE COMPANY
Upon recommendation by County Attorney McFarland, Commissioner Peters motioned to adopt the-
agreement with St. Joe Company regarding the realignment of U. S. Highway 98. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion for discussion and. after discussion, the motion passed 3 to 2. with Commissioners Fox and
Barnes voting no.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM / HAND

Mr. Luthus Hand appeared before the Board to request that they approve a Subordination Agreement
on his S.H.I.P. Loan. S.H.I.P Administrator Williams discussed Mr. Hand's mortgage agreement. After further
discussion. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve a Subordination Agreement for Mr. Hand (original
mortgage was $14.000.00 / current balance Is $9.882.88). Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it
passed, unanimously.
LEASE / ST. JOSEPH BAY HUMANE SOCIETY
Carolyn Lee. of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, appeared before the Board to request a 40-year
lease from the County for the dog pound site, to allow her to obtain a loan to build a new facility. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to execute a lease agreement with the St. Joseph Bay Hunmane Society for 40-years (effective
January 8, 2002). Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
There being no further business and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. the meeting did then
adjourn at 7'43 pM O RES. T .* S
. IlEN L. MC. BIMORE CEI
ATTEST DOUGLAS C BIRMINGi LER


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1988 Ford Escort, 5 speed, silver, a/c,
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$1,500 OBO. Call 229-5382. 3tc2/21
1992 Buick Roadmaster. loaded, every- s
thing works, 184.000 miles, good condi-
tion. $3,000. For more information call.
,850-639-5467. 6tp2/14
1990 Honda Accord LX. Great condi-
tion, cold air, $3,500 OBO. Call. 647-
3497 evenings/weekends. tfc3/7




KAYAKS! Scupper Pros-the BEST fish-,
meg kayak! 10". Oifl Several new and
used boats in stock. Wade Clark, Port
Theatre, Port St. Joe, 850-229-92I2.
Luc3/7
New wooden flats or flounder boat, .18
ft. long by 6 1/2 ft. wide, 20, h.p.
Johnson. $1,400. Call 227-9534. 2tc2/28


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.
LIKE NEW !!!! Ready to fish, ski or play.
$17,500. 850-647-3871. 4tc2/14




1911 Cypress Drive, Port St. Joe, 3 bed-
room, 1 1/2 bath, large fenced back
yard, near schools. $750. month. Call
850-648-8629 or 850-227-5135. ltc3/7
Attention Snowbirds Season 2002-
2003. Wahoo One, Mexico Beach, canal
front home on beachside of Hwy. 98.
Sleeps 6. $800 month plus utilities. Call
229-337-8884 or email pattic@rose.net
4tc3/7
New 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home in
Mexico Beach. Quiet neighborhood,
fenced rear yard. $600 per month. Call
850-648-4365. tfc3/7

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
'125 month '1.00 a day

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

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

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


Wanted to Rent House/Trailer,
Mexico Beach to St Joe Beach, May to
Oct. to be used as fish camp by
respectable mature person. Must be
reasonable. Phone or fax 678-344-
7837. 3tp3/7
3 bedroom, 2 bath house in the City of
Port St. Joe. $425 month. Call 770-887-
3039. 2tc2/28
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. Cen.
heat/air, new carpet. $150 deposit and
$290 month. Call 227-3322 or 227-
8691. 2tp3/7
Gulfaire Executive 3 bedroom, 2 bath
townhouse.'Garage, screen porch, pri-
vacy fenced, private beach, pool, tennis
court. $825 month. Call 647-8760.4tc3/7
2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment located in
the City of Port St. Joe. $295 month.
Call 770-887-3039. 2tc2/28
Nice unfurnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath. 14'
wide trailer located on St. Joe Beach.
Call 647-5361. Rent Reduced tfc3/7
LONG TERM RENTAL MEXICO
BEACH 2 bedroom mobile home,
recently remodeled, clean and all new
with large screened in porch. Located
two blocks from Beach. Quiet neighbor-'
hood. $450 monthly plus utilities. By
appointment only. Call 647-5450 after
4:00 pm EST. 2tc2/28
For Rent, 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room, $250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc3/7
PRerital Space available in active
antique mall. Call 850-653-3894 or
850-899-7389. 4tc2/21
Unfurnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath double
wide, 341 Cortez Street, St. Joe Beach.
Call 647-3507. 'tfc3/7


Apart./Homes for Rent:. 1 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.,
Bch. Furn. & unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.'
tfc3/7


2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc3/7
Mobile home lot for rent 'in quiet park,
$120 month. Call 648-5476. 'tfc3/7
Carriage House Apartment Overlooks
Bay, corner, of Monument & 10th
Street, adorable I bedroom. I bath
extenor will be renovated. S375 month-
ly. I year lease I montn deposits ,Call
,227-7234. .-A /7Z
Furnished and Unfurnished Rentals,
St,'Joe Beach, Mexico Beach and Gulf
Shores. (Beachfront. Gulfview and
Interior) Several Short and, Long Term
from $400 to 1.400 per month. Arline
Realty Inc. 850-647-2628. tfc3/7
Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse,
unfurnished, washer/dryer hook-up.
$800 per month, $300 security deposit.
N. 36th Street, Mexico Beach. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals at 648-5449.
tfc3/7


UNFURNISHED ,
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
dry rm.. i
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up. .
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
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. tfc3/7
Rental Management
Seeking property owners with units
available for long term rentals. Our fees
are reasonable and we have a heavy
demand for long term. rentals. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. tfc3/7

COMMERCIAL BUILDING
For Rent
414-416 Reid Avenue
227-18.12

MINI STORAGE
Ofc: 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 899-3665
A month.*rental min.
SPEI AL get 1 onth FRE


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


RV Spaces, full hook ups. Call 229-
8959 leave message. 8tp2/28
Efficiency-type apartment in P.S.J.,
furnished, all utilities inc. Weekly,
Monthly rates. Call 639-3600 or 229-
2941. tfc3/7




For Sale, Futon with 8" pad, $75. Call.
227-3171. Itc3,7
Furniture & Appliances For Sale,
Dining room table and china cabinet,
Dark wood, $250; Rocker recliner,
Brown, $75; Dressers, $50, $10; Bunk
beds without mattress, $50; Blue glider
rocker and ottoman, $25; Microwave
Cart, $15; Emerson microwave, $25;
Wood pantry, $15; Portable Whirlpool
dishwasher, $100; Kenmore freezer.
$100; Kenmore gas dryer, $75; 3 draw-
er file cabinet; $5;,Exercise bike, $1,0.
Call 647-5998. ltc3/7
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc3/7

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





Yard Sale, 2007 Long Ave.. Port St. Joe.
Sat., March 9th, 8:00 till. Household
items, baby clothes & children's clothes.'
Rain or Shine. ltc3/7
Inside Yard Sale, 457 Madison Street,
Sat., March 9th, 8:00 till noon. ltc3/7
Large Yard Sale, 213 Cowries Street,
Beacon Hill, Sat., March 16th, 8:00
until. Lots of misc. Rain or Shine. 2tp3/7
Yard Sale, Hwy. 98 Next door to Beach
Lumber. Sat.. March 9th.. Tons of like
new baby eirl clothes & shoes 12-IS
months and 2 T s. Jenny Lind baby bed
infant car seat. corner. Mens slacks 32.
33, 34. 36x30. Wom.nen's clothes sizes 6
to 14 & More ltp3.,7


Yard Sale, 229 Balboa Street. St. Joe
Boafh.q Sat.. March 9th. A.00 till11-, ;
2 Family Garage Sale, 190-210 Gulf
Pines Drne, off C-30. Sat.. March 9th
9:00-1:00 ltc3.'7
Multi Family Yard Sale. 2001 Marmin
Ave., Sat., March 9th. S:00-12:00
Lamps. Pictures. Dishes, Dakota
Roll/Light Bar. Speakers. Headboards,
Bikes and muth more. Itp3/7
Back Yard Sale, 1021 Woodward Ave..
Fn. & Sat.. March 8th & 9Lh. 9:00-3:00.
Lots of stuff. No early sales. For more
info call 227-9722. I tc3./7
Yard Sale. Bay Street. St .Joe Beach.
Fn. & Sat., March 8th & 9th. 8:00-4:00.
ltc3/7
Rained Out From Last Week Spring
Cleaning Yard Sale, 218 Ponce de
Leon, St. Joe Beach, Sat., March 9th,
8:00 Noon E.T. My Junk, Your
Treasures, I tp3/7
Rummage Sale, St. James Church. 800
22nd, Street, March 9th, 8:00 am- 1:00
pmr EST. 6 piece Rattan h\'ing room set.
Itc.3/7
Yard Sale, 309 6th Street, Sat., March
9th, 8:00-11:00. Itp3/7


Yard Sale, 1810 Marvin Ave., Fri. -&
Sat., March 8th & 9th, 9:00-2:00.-Lots
36 mens pants, CB radios, printer, full
bedding, ladies suits, dresses, robes,
purses, travel bags. 20 hp motor, ladies
golf clubs & bag, etc. ltp3/7

,Garage. Sale, 406 Nautilus Drive., $t.
Joe Beach, Thur., Fri., & Sat., March
7th, 8th, & 9th, 9:00 PM EST till 5:00
PM EST. Household items,. clothing.
linens & etc. '. I tp3/ 7




i00 Workers Needed Assembly crafts,
wood items, materials provided. To
$480 + week. Free information package,
24 hrs. 801-428-4717. .2tp3/7












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


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


Experienced Waitress needed at Gulf
Sands Restaurant. Apply in person
Mon. thur Sat., 4:00-9:00 EST. No
phone calls please. 8010 Hwy. 98, St.
Joe Beach. tfc3/7
Established Real Estate Office has
openings in the Sales Dept. Florida
Real Estate license required. Experience
preferred but not necessary. Call 648-
5777 or fax 648-5779. Parker Realty of'
Mexico Beach, Inc. tfc3/7
Established Real Estate Office has
openings in the Rental Dept. Rental
Experience preferred but not necessary.
Requires computer and public relations.
skills and some week end duty. Call for
interview or fax resumes to 648-5779.
Phone 648-5777. Parker Realty, of
Mexico Beach, Inc. tfc3/7
Now hiring part time help at Slice &
Ice, Mexico Beach. Must have drivers
license. Apply in person after 3:00 CST.:
ltc3/7
Graphic Designer Experience req.
Skills in Mac operating system, Quark
Express, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
SIllustrator. Freehand & Streamline. RIP
experience is a plus. Work applications
needed include newspaper adv., & com-
mercial printing design & production.
Benefits included. Send resumes to:
The Star Publishing Co., P.O. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457, 850-229-8997.
tfc3/7

Full Time Rental/Reservationists,
computer skills required. Call 648-
5767, Mexico Beach Harmon Realty,
Inc. tfc3/7
Toucan's now hiring all positions.
Full & Part time. Call 850-648-4301
'for interview. Ask for Paul. tfc3/7
Administrative Assistant Full time
position requires highly moUvated. pro-,
fessional. self-starter with communica-
tion and organizational abilities. Must
demonstrate proficiency in the use of
office equipment including MS Office
Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, and'
Project Must. be able to possess a secret
secuntry clearance Background in com-
munications and.'or technic.i editing
skills a plus. ARA is EQE Respond in
vomiting to AP.A. Attn PA-ROBO, P.O.
Box 40126. Trn;dall AFB. FL 32403 No
Phone Calls. 2tc2 2$


Woodworker Do you enjoy woodwork-
ui.g? A posiUon will be available 'ery-


Receptionist/CNA at Gulf Pines
Clinic. Call 850-2-29-8997. ltc3/7
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROFES-
SIONAL HEALTH CARE Position
Title: ADVANCED REGISTERED
NURSE PRACTITIONER Position
Number: 905297 Class Code: 5297
Closing Date: .03/20/2002 Location:
GULF County: GULF Part Time: N
Pay Grade: 077 Pay Plan: '01 -
Annual Salary Range: $36,256.22 to
$69,133.74 (Applicants are 'normally
hired at the minimum of the salary
range) Contact Person: JANET
THOMPSON, GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT., 2475 GARRISON AVENUE,
PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456 Phone:
(850)227-1276 Suncom: 771-2000 -
Announcement Type: OQen
Competitive Opportunity An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. We hire only U.S. citizens
and lawfully authorized alien workers. If
you need an accommodation because of
a disability in order to participate in the
application/selection process, please
notify the hiring authority in advance.
The State of Florida does not tolerate
violence in, the workplace. Preference
shall be given to certain veterans and
spouses of veterans as provided by
chapter 295, Florida Statutes. Special
Notes: ANTICIPATED VACANCY **
EMERGENCY DUTIES, FINGERPRINT-'
ING AND DRUG SCREENING -REQ.
**OPS** SALARY COMMENSURATE
WITH EXPERIENCE FAMILY PRACTICE
ARNP NEEDED, POSITION BASED IN
PORT ST. JOE WITH SOME. CLINICS
SCHEDULED IN GULF CHD
WEWAHITCHKA BRANCH OFF.
Minimum Qualifications:. Certification
as an Advanced Registered Nurse
Practitioner in accordance with Flonda
Statute 464. Note: Education and expe-
rience equivalent to that required in the
minimum qualifications may be consid-
ered for the vacancy. This Agency is not
accepting electronic applications for
Lhis posmon. You may submit a hard
copy of your application to the address
Indicated in the announcement. 2tc3/7
Full-Time & PRN, RN Position. Apply
at Marquis Home Health in
Apalachicola. Ask for Sandy Watson at
653- 1111. EOE/Drug Free Work Place.
2tc2/28
CNA/Per-dlem Apply at Marquis
Home Health in Apalachicola. Ask for,
Sandy Watson at 653- 1111. EOE/Drug
Free Work Place. 2tc2/28


soon. Seeking" reliable ex-penece:d per- Don't Miss your Chance to Join Our
son u'th table saw. chop saw and all "Winning Team". Bay St. Joseph Care
woodworlan'_ toois worKng in l'Ot S-t.,- & Rehabilitation Center has openings
Joe. Cabinet niakin expenence a plus for CARING, DEPENDABLE CNA'S =
This marniufactunne work arid not job LPN'S =RN'S. Full and Part Time, &
site construcuorn Send resume with PRN. We also have increased Pay for
hourly salJary requirements to Mr. Jim experience. Shift Differential, &
Garth. Decoramtie Flooring, 1111 Uniform allowance.- Plus .a GREAT
Shallowford Road. Marietta. GA 30066. Benefit package. Apply in person to
(\Ve are an equal opportunity employer). Bay St. Joseph Care And
5tp2/21 Rehabilitation Center,. 220 Ninth
Street, Port St, Joe, FL, -850-229-
Cashier needed at Cape Trading Post, 8244. WE ARE A EOE EMPLOYER. ,ro3/7
please call Tammry at 229-8775. tfc3/7


Getting Ready for a Busy Season,
stop by' and pick up application
today. All Positions available. Fish
House Restaurant, 3006 Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach, Fl. tfc3/7


Sales clerk for marine and fishing
supplies store. Must be a people per-
son. Must work weekends. Apply In per-
son, Wed. thru Sat. at Marquardts
"Marina, Hu. 98. Me.xco Beach. We are
a DRUG FREE WORK PLACE, tfc3/7
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must. have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.w.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
Hosford, FL 32334. 850-379-8116. ,Ika/7


REALTORS NEEDED
For Barrier Dunes
gate Entrance.
Fabulous earnings potential.
Training, available.
Call
Andpnr 3'. aIli, &l ioirtgage 1(9n.

899-7999
S 2c3/7



Lost Large black Lab &,Chow mix dog.
Answers to Zeke. Lost in St Joe Beach
area 1 week ago Sat. 647-8155. ltc3/7
Lost on Feb. 5th in Downtown area. 1
karat mens diamond ring. $500
REWARD. Call 227-1147. 4tp3/7


Air Stream Camper, Safari model, 26 ft.
Clean, good condition, $3,800 OBO.
Call 850-899-7389. 4tc2/21
1977 Coleman pop-up camper, $500.
Call 648-2438 after 5:30 Eastern time.
tfc3/7
Free "Non-Denonminational" 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.netir~e/7




2000 Homes of Ment 16x80 many up-
grades, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, large rooms.
No money down, take over payments.
Owner will, pay to have moved. 639-
2097. 2tc3/7
Mobile Homes For Sale, $1,500-
$3,500, call 647-5106. tfc3/7




Adorable small, AKC registered
Chihuahua- puppies. Shots, vet
checked, registration papers. $350.
Mexico Beach, 648-5994. 4tc3/7
Delightful, male Spitz mix, approx 1.1/2
years old, needs loving home, preferably
with fenced area. He has a sweet & joy-
ful.personality. Would make a wonder-
ful .family pet. Call Carolyn Lee,
Humane Society, at 227-1103 and refer
to dogs name "Lemon" 2tp3/7




2 Nice house trailers on acreage for sale
by owner. -Howard Creek. Financing
available. Call S27-2SS4. ltc3/7
For Sale By Owner, 60i28, 2000
mobile home on 1.10 acres in Stone Mill
Creek, \Vewahitchka. 3 bedroom, 2
oath, den. fireplace. $65,000. Call 639-
3921 after 5-00 pm. 3tp3/7
New Construction = SPECIAL SALE =
.$89,000., 3 bedroom, 2 bath, cathedral
ceiling. Special 2 closet Master Suite,
split plan. large open livirig room. dining
and kitchen, carport. I acre. paved
road. 850-639-3087. 4tc'3.7


Howard's Creek ,-Great Fisherman's
Home .Near Brothers River 1999
Homes of Merit DCA Modular Home -
.3 bedroom/2 bath 28x48. .64 acres
with weil and septic off Doc Whitfield
Road 280 Foxchase Dnr\e Bank
Foreclosure. Asking Only S35.000. Call.
Susan at Green Point Credit at 1-800-
700-9314 ext. 102. 2tp2/28

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Queen size animal print comforter set,
$25. Call 647-3716 after 6:00 pm. 2tc3/7


For Sale, Approx 360 board ft. of 1/12
rough cut pecky cedar,. $75; Sharpe
carousel microwave oven, $35; Electric
clothes dryer, $40. Call 227-1812 day
229-8383 evenings. ltp3/7
16 ft. open trailer,.Tam axle, $650; John
Deere front end lawn mower, $2,500;
Large metal desk, $30. Call 647-3834.
ltc3/7

27 ft. 5th Wheel Travel Trailer like new
inside. Located at Islander RV Park,
Mexico Beach. $2,900 OBO. Call 850-
648-2228. 4tp3/7
2 car tape players, $25 each; 1 Smith
Corona type writer, $25. Call 647-6276.
ltc3/7
For sea oats and other dune plants,
call Kay at Exteriors Landscape. We.
plant! 229-5282. 10tc3/7
27' 5th wheel travel trailer, like new,
inside, $2,900 or best offer. Call 850-
648-2228. 4tc2/21
1993 Kawasaki 750 Supersport Jet ski
& trailer, $1,150; Garage door, new in
box, Taupe color, $125; Reese's towing
hitch; $50; 150 CD's and Cassettes,
Country and Christian, $3 each; 50
Antique Country record albums, 33
rpm., $3 each; Baby Born baby carrier,
$35; Baby sling carrier, $15; Lots of
baby clothes and toys. All in new condi-
tion. Call to come look at any of the
above items. 639-2089. Norman &
Terry Nunnery. 4tc2/21


Interviewing Additional
Certified Teachers 2002-03 School
Year ABC Charter School
(New campus-Doubling enrollment for next year)
Kindergarten and Elementary Teachers
High energy positive working environment
Administrative and parent support
Higher salaries than all other Franklin County Schools
Contract awarded in March.
All of our current teachers, administrative and support staff are returning!
ABC Charter School
Providing free quality public education.
Any Franklin County child may attend! Grades K-4.
Send resume or Email in the strictest of confidence to:
Jeff Weiner, ABC School, Box 777, Apalachicola, Florida 32329.
850-653-1ABC.
abccharterschool@hotmail .com.


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FOR


WORK?


The Goodwill Career
Development Centers offer free
employment services to per-
sons who are unemployed or
underemployed. We.extend the
job search well beyond local
want ads. We also assist with:
* Resume Making
* Filling Out Applications
* Interviewing Skills
* Transitional Work
Experience
(temporary, on-the-
job training)-when
positions are available
* Job Search 101 (held on
Monday at 10 am in
Port St. Joe at
The Goodwill building
&,Tuesdays at 10 am
in Apalach in the
Children & Families
Building.)

Please call one of the following
locations for additional infor-
mation:


> Port St. Joe: 850-229-1
> Apalachicola: 850-653-

If you've encountered ob
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Goodwill's skilled staff
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RATES:
Line ads' $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2 00 for each additional week, plus
5C for each additional word per week
Call 227-1278 to place yours
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
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.74 acre lot, Douglas Landing Rd. Septic
Tank, well, electric pole & storage shed.
$16,000. Call 850-231-5048. 4tc3/7

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 and deep well. $137,500.
Call 647-8662. 3tp2/28

Just steps to Beach, 50x125 ft. M.O.L
lot Gulf view, 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home, screened, porch, $119,000. Call
850-647-9214. I tfc3/7

Adorable, 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Close To
,Bay. Exquisite renovation. With hard-
wood floors. 1940's sunroom. Deck.
Deep lot. $119,500. Call 899-7389.
Owner. 3tp2/28

For Sale By Owner, Cape San Bias, 2'
bedrooms, 2 baths BARRIER DUNES
#78. New townhome, 257 Parkside
Circle. Great location near tennis court
* & new pool. Tastefully furnished,
$179,500 firm. Call 850-227-7477 for
appointment. No Realtors Please. 9tp2/7

For Sale By Owner. 2 bedroom. 2 1 '2
bath new toLTwnhouse in NlMeco Beach
All appliances, great rental potential, by
appointment only, $205,000. Call 850-.
227-3397 leave. message. tfc3/7.

Wewa Home Getaway. Super nice 2
bedroom, 1 bath cabin built on pilings,
carport, boat storage underneath, big
screen porch/deck, beautiful, wooded
lot, paved street. Converuent to River &
Dead. Lakes. $49,900. Call 650-785,
7936. tfc3/7

1 full fenced acre home site in Howard
Creek, on corner of Murphy Road &
Blossom Hill. Road. Septic tank with'
pumping station from a 14'x28' insulat-
ed building with full bath and deep well,
Below market value. Call 850-647-
3949, 800-476-2984, or 850-944-0148.
Stfc3/7

Lots For Sale, 16 lots with restrictions
ranging from .72 acres to .5 acres at the
Intersection of Hwy. 386 and South
Long Road 'south of the Overstreet,
bridge. Lot price $25,000 each. Owner
will finance with 10% down, 10% inter-
est for 10 years: Call 227-7294. tfc3/7


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Check us out online at starfl.com

Classified ads posted daily


Need your house cleaned? 4 years
experience, references provided, honest,
dependable, reliable. Call 227-9417 if
no answer please leave message. 4tp3/7

Construction Consulting Co. Home
Inspection. 850-874-0767. Board
Certified Construction & Home
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Full size mattress seL i%-th frarre ai',d a
cherry wood crib in good condition.
Please call 227-3412. tfc3/7.



UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT'
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Plaintiff.


vs.


5:l0cv308/RV/MD


PAMELIA E. WILLIAMS, a/k/a
PAMELIA A. WILLIAMS dnd
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA, .
Defendants.

ORDER FOR SERVICE OF
PROCESS BY PUBLICATION.
Trne i J3r .: r'ar :1* 1i-',: ,. n5i i C 'li.-A Ir:
ni'l:,c. ."r p..n-:u ri [,:, Tnll. -n LIGc r ,ii s-jt c :.- .-
Section 1665,' '-cl irnc :,r, n :r-.:r '..,r .' -- .
Process by Publh-.: al--,, r.:. .defcrie i.,, F.,'1ELL. C
WILLIAMS, .i h F _r.IELiA A. WILLIAMS, In an
action to f,.r-,::..-.- Ir -e lier, of a- mortgage on real
pro.Ir.rr. .:.,: wed i 'i', nri lii, District and within Gulf
Caun-r, F..rld [ '.'. .
Lot 8. Bloc. 'l- t.iLL iLE *.D I' IO[ .:.
the City. o P.r I .P:.e Fl.:.I .n ir
according t.:, ire .pl I t rl- e r.- r.c.:o rds.'J i,
.Plat Book 1. page 46, of the public records


SoGull" County., loricaa.
And It appearing to the Court that the where-
abouts of said defendant Is unknown and that said
defendant has not voluntarily appeared herein, and
the Court being advised' in the premises. It Is
ORDERED that defendant PAMELIA E.
WILLIAMS, a/k/a PAMELIA A. WILLIAMS, appear
and file a responsive pleading to the complaint for
foreclosure of a lien on the above described real
property with the Clerk, United States District
Court, U. S. Courthouse.'One North Palafox Street.
Pensacola. FL 32501. on 'or before the Ist day of
April. 2002. and in default thereof the Court will
proceed to a hearing and adjudication of this suit
the same as If said defendant had been personally
served. This Order is to be published in a newspaper
of general circulation In Gulf County. Florida, once
each week for six (6) consecutive weeks, commenc-
ing no later than two weeks after the date hereof.
DONE and ORDERED this 31 day of Jan.,
2002.
-/s/ ROGER VINSON
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
6tc. February 7, 14. 21. 28, March 7 and 14, 2002.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. &2-05-CP,
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
LOTTIE B. PARZIALE .
deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING'CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
'The administration of the estate of Lottie B.
Parziale, deceased. File Number 02-05-CP. Is pend-
ing, In the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida.
Probate Division, the address, of which Is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,'
_:,,. ':jr, .-40 T 0 : .Wr1 i ,r:
,.- ..- ,rl n c -~ -ii, :.. l,, i. .rn L-i .. .. .
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED,
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
.:.:.n : '11 -ir. ... i :. :* '. r -i. -r i i j aco. ii. ..: l: nri

WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE .IOTrINTHS AFTEP
TI-iF ATC OF THE.FIRST I'I.IBLI- -Tl 1' TI-Il
ri-'.Ti', '-F THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF'
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
S: 1, ,: i ri -. h_ if'- 'j.I ,-11rnds against the estate of
'h ,J.:.: >l l i-ci[ uir r Ile .'ie :ul .:vlhi'_ n ri- 01 is.Court
,.iTli i'i-IHFL rE l.'NrT ,.T VFiEP- It-C L\TE OF
*THE-FIRSTPUBLICATIC.ii.OF T i I. :il.:E
-'L L .L-J 1 -.r 1 I C, r.lI -;E. ri.:.rSO FILED
V ILL C f ''FC CP i' -ii L.
"? *:l rc :.1 h,: IhI I | -u > ll': fU':'-' ':'f this Notice
Is February 28. 2002.
/s/ William J. Rish
WILLIAM J. RISI "
RISH. ..le i:.,,IJ SCHOLZ. P.A.
206 E. 4rl .tr:,;r .
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211 -
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER


SFL '. r,F I) e, '
.:',--,,ri: '-. Parzlale
; -LJ. PARZIALE
'2 J1udii'. F'..- 1
Peabody, MA 01960
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE ESTATE OF LOTTIE B. PARZIALE
2tc. February 28 and March 7. 2002.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
S. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
7. FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 02-11-CP
IN PROBATE
,riE The Estate of
RALPH P. NANCE,
deceased.
S NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR "
- DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
fli,. l.-ir |-r '.ll,'.o. I li-i ,- l of F.al:, .- F
'i. ine *:ir.,:ulI *.:.u" r I ..O Gulf _'-,ourr, .Florida,
SProbate Division, the address c.i ri,cl- Is 'Gulf"
County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
PortStf. Joe. Florida 32456,The names and address-
es of the personal representative and that personal
- :pr- -.r ii, -i 5l .: r c, are'set forth'below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
T All creditors of the decedent and other per-
: u i.: inj ..laim i.:- R .r .f l *3:- : 0 :ni i
Ii ll.:ifr r1 ro. ll :cllilf- ir he ,3 zh :.i lh. Ir Er pu ntl.: il.,:.1
ofthils notice must file lii ir :I..i,; li dii: C,:. r
WITHIN THE LATER COf" TrhF r..,ITHM ,.U-IEF.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ENTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE "OF
SERVICE OF A.COPY OFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and' per-
son s I'. Ir.I .: ,' .:..r d nd:sl-i. ; i l' In, l h, eE h e :'-.
the'dt.:1,:-,ni riiu_[ 111 tr irh .:lsi 1nth thi- '-:urL
WITHiI TIRCE r -_',''iTlS A ,f-FTi TInC D,-.TE ,-,F
THE rfiFT PLB&LI.-.TI':.r (;I T rIIS I -.. TI:,E
;' ,LL ,'LAi.1 A D E 'EPr I.;I,- rj-r '- rILED
WILL 3E ',-FE'.E'. -.AFFEL ,, ,,
T i ll lnl 1 R I-I' v i h ,. I r .u.:
VIu.LLf.I1 .i FISH
*RIH GIBSON & ?HCHT7 PA
' F ,-, K ,)\ '39 ';" .
f'.:.- j :e F ,:,rlj 32: j -.
.iTT,.-,FrEr ,-F:, Pe s-.' I .'..L FJI FFESIe r A,Ti'-. E
FL L 6-F r ,' .
Jt '-h 'L G,-DJ -r,

',.PEF":.'.I.,. R F'1RE'iLSC rj T P.-' .
l Da i T--Id- r, 'Ja-| L "
,-V C,' T. C... ri.u l" ,A r ,"

,':,-, FEiF ,:,'I,-.L rE- F'FP iCrJ7 TPT''L ,, .
ut febru r, 6 v.-d r. -.a,:n 7 2,.i2., ,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 01 365
SWEv.A-ilTCH i' T. TH B _rK E '.. B,
1I ro .-u i Main '.,r i .


.,e.'ah, Mi:h. i FL ,2465
F-lauiriii,.
vs. :" "1 '
GULF FABRICATING,'
a Florida General Partnership,
a/k/a Fabricating Company;
Jay Franklin Williams, Jr:
wife. Donna Kimberly Williams.
P. 0. Box 326
Port St: Joe, FL 32457:
and CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK. ,
c/o 0. Stanley Trappe, Esq.
236 McKenzie Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401:;
and APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL.
c/o Edwin F. Blanton. Esq.,
825 Thomas Hill Road.
Tallahassee; FL 32303;
and TERRY OTWELL,
2101 W. Highway 390. Apt. 1022.'
Lynn Haven, FL 32444.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County,.Florida,
,pursuant to the Final Judgment 'of mortgage fore-
closure entered In this cause, will sell at the north
front door of the Gulf County Courthouse In Port St.
Joe, Florida, at 11:00 'a.m. EST ,on the 15 day of
March. 2002, the foIlow1ing described real property
lying and being In Gulf County, Florida, to-wit:
Parcel #1:
COMMENCING ATTHE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE i':'f Th i Z .:', FC:. E rijIcrJr L':,T4. SEC-
TIr: :"- TO,",.'. j i5lI .:_.i'n F-I J'It.E I1IWEST,
ijiLF ,l'.ir 'Ti FI.':.F-IL' l ITj-L tI' NORTH
t -,: -' '' T -ZTL.,.L THC '-".fTii LINE OF'
S i .i-, ri''FTri I -I- -, FEET THENCE
t.:F.TH 4r, 4.; 1:'':, E '1 ,.-',-", THC S.'-'i_'TH-
'.'ES'TEPL', F.I, r ,:r ",.', urJ ,-f i-i.:i'F
I LIIWE -:". I FrLLE Tril[ .- L iiJ'- TITH
46. J I :4 ', L T .L,:,rr U .:,:',L, rf ESTERi-.L'/
Fl'h :'-F '.'..I, LIrC FCLLT iHCr i CC
'" Fi'Ttl 41, ., E T t li 1-, Tri r.",: C
r i,:F.Tii 46; -i 4 '.%I ET v-:. : rEClT F:'F i- ICE
POINT -OF' BEGINNING; : THENCE SOUTH
43'8'36" WEST 115.00 FEET TO A POINT. ON
THE INORTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
S 'T.iTE R,'.i ,:', :. i I, h 'n.'.',~ 'S); SAID
F. f..Ji'i Ei o ':': rEE'T 3:' 'I ,-F i-"P -.iChT
-rJG .LE T Hi e ,:E r CF I.1 E -:,F ~-|C, .-T.,,TE
+ F','E' THr ::E rJ',r SAID NORTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
*.5. :: FEET THENl:E 'i-THi 43*18'36" EAST
I I'5': F E THnT hErci ,:Til 4-, 4 24 EAST
":" ,: FCE T T':. Tne F'.: .i'T F P-r .,ir iri.
i:,.:riTliri': ','ga .- FE C lORE OR LESS.
iT, ,,, .
Paicel 92:
THE SOUTHERLY 26.00 FEET OF LOT TWENTY-
TWO (22f, 'LOT TWENTY-THREE (23). iTHE,
NORTH ONE-HALF OF LOT 24, ALL BEING IN
EL-T- Fr.1-F TOi.TF (44), ST. JOSEPH'S ADDI-
'Tl,,r ,,F TriC I. '',F PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
illT TlilFC 11i ,-.3 PERt PLAT THER.EOF
FE,:':,'R ED I' I FLT BOOK I FP-.',E --- ':,F THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF :'-uinT -.'FJr-t '.E,
nh/gm)
''IThis Notice dated this 20 day of February.
20P02. '
S' oug Bir-ir.i.ir-.r.i, Clerk
S 'Gulf County Circuit Court
S. BY: /s/ Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
2tc, F,:l:.,iuar, a.-., fl, .:r, ::"'l
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLiLF COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DfVISION


File Number 02-01-CP
Division Probate .
IN RE: 'Estate ofW. M. Dunaway. deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate ,of W. M.
Dunaway, deceased. File Number 02-01-CP, Is
pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, FL, 32456. The name and address bf the
Personal Revpresentative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue or jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE-FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
. SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-.
...,r hu it,4 ..l ir,,. :,r *j ,n.,r, 1h iair, i h-: ,ib :.:e-
-'. 11 : r[ ,.11. 1 3 .:.|./, .l" 1.I.1. r.:.Il,:r 1: _.=" r .J
r. IJ' tLrl- r : l r : ..lU; .: jlr r ine .J:ll- .l1 I.I t e IfrI publh.
Sau.,:,n .:.I U110-1 : u..' f. i l.e [h,:ir rlajml ., [11-1 ir.
C:.u. 'iT'illri TIlE L.,TTEF. ':'F TIhi E rM'.' T-H,
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE "- ?0 D. ,'- AFTEP THE DATE OF
i E i'.:- ,:f -' ::l" :Of. T'ii-: ;"'rTi:E ON THEM.
All. other creditors of the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against the decedent's estate
must file their claims with this Court' WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE -DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.,
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The DATE of the first publication of this notice
Is February 13. ,2002.
LaWanna'D. Porter
203 Webb St. i

.LE .'IJC-EF N. .- 1.'ri LLF' ,
- B,:. 1., 4-
Telephone: 229-226-2565
By: Dale S. Davidson, For the Firm
Florida Bar No. 948-942. 2tc, March 7 and 14,


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0102-1"8
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person. company or cor-
poration Interested Ini :i.' Idii-' rne following:
Financing Ambulance Remounts
(Wewahitchka E.M.S.)
$104,692.00 Annual Payments 5 Years
(1st Payment Due in Approximately 1 Year)
Fic m,: l.:;F .- ir ?. in r, ,l:ld r, .] M ,1' fund; after
:.-i.:" /:..- 0 arf 3 i Ir, r^ : Eh-,idl:i .O .n the
": -r,.el.:.D f it ri 'ri ,: -i SEALED BID ird in-.,lu le the
BID NUMBER
Bids will. be received until Monday, March 25,
2002 at 5:00p.m., E.S.'T. at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G Costln,
Sr Blvd.. Room 148. Port St Joe. FL 32456,
and the bids will be opened at this location
on Tuesday. March 26. 2002 at 1:00 p.m.,
E S T The public is invited to attend..
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids:
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
-GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Carmen L McLemore. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
2tc. March 7 and 14., 2002.


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 SIE5.O000 Possible
diwner:financing. Call -586-229-7827 or.
770-479-0331. tfc3/7
4' 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. 10tpl/24

MEXICO BEACH ST. JOE BEACH
.Homes and Vacant Land Ask for Joan
Lovelace. Your Beach Realtor. Nlexco
'Beach Harmon Realty, 64-5767. ...

2 fenced corner lots, 3 bedroom, 1 bath
house in Wewahitchka, FL. $57,000.
Call 850-639-4859. tfc3/7

.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-
onhd floor or deck and have a great Gulf
View. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Priced to,
sale. 'Call 647-5998. :f;3 '7

For Sale, 950+/- sq. ft. office building
S downtown Port St. Joe. Formerly doc-
tor's office. Contact Russ at 229-9776
or 229-8211. tfc3/7




INCOME TAX PREPARATION

Frederick "Rick" W. Taylor Jr.

Call 227-7637 for appointment
OFFICE LOCATED WITHIN ST. JOE FURNITURE
'" eana1


BOKKEPNG& AWSHRPNIG UT oCLCKPAR CIN B TE AYo LENES6 BAUY


SE A 4TS

for Sale

80-6*7-2508

Mize Saw Sharpening Service
H( nd Sa.s l'runing I1 hear!. *
S(ci'ors.:r k jw e -. Chain Si'.- *
* Circle a"s Carbide Blades Ect
1017 Woodward Avenue
227-1804


DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE;C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671


\ Grass,

Cutting

227-9103


g THE J. LESTER

COMPANY REAL ESTATE

APPRAISAL &

CONSULTING SERVICE

A Financial Service Institution

Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals

JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified Residential Appraiser
License#00532115
"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"

Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes


850-639-4200


Fax 850-639-9756

jamielester@hotmail.com

Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty,
& Jackson Counties Specialty Assignments State Wide


J. C. Enterprises 2- Rd A ^
8"0 22i.'9414
fi. 229 601


RadioShack
Aulsnriozed Sale Center

ULTIMATESERVICE MOWING Co.
Frfc EFrim ie.. -- Allcalls answered.
'-' W.1i de.r-c on ,m', and with pride.:
."'Brian Cahill
Cell: 819-3310 Home: 647-2717


COINS BY THE BAY
220 REID AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE
PHONE (850) 227-9073
n 't nw'... t t nd .,, /jh' ui tu
r 'k i'is if [ i-rto see w u. on1
Chains 'Bracelets 'Earrings 'Pendants
Rings 'Coins 'Coin Sets 'Currency
Collector's Supplies ... For Birthdays,
Weddings, Anniversaries, Gifts, etc.
i .fi .' .' .,,r a a r,,,..u ...,1,z t'U ./ l,-, 1 .
-i, r i ',,n .' j TI" i -.' '


,3 Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
Rea Stated Cornn-mlication
"' .IG sI it .3rd Thursda ofl each
mT.' o.. S:00 .pm Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave. Tonuny Davis, W.M.
Billijord.:in, Sec.


COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581


DARLENE CUTLER

Independent Sales
Representative
CALL ME TODAY TO'
AVOn ORDER OR TO
BECOME A REPRESENTATIVE

850-647-9310,

'E-Mail: www.DAMAR@GTCOM.NET


/COMMUNITY DRY WALL \

All Your Repairs

Ceilings Popcorn, Stipple

and Much More

248-6651 David

896-6197 David


Reliable and Efficient Service at Reasonable Prices"


/ mera Coast Business Management Company


* Secretarial. Ser\ ice


. Notar Public


* Typing Taxes .
* FAX and Empil Service .Resumes
* Copying ,Mail Han


idling


P. O. Box 14280 Mexico Beach, FL 32410 (850) 648-9545


Office: 850-229-6018
Fax: 850-229-8976

C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.


Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let Rentals

Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom Compost and Sand

Complete Septic Service!

Installation Pump-Out Repair


Whrl h el"Rls Dr


WEDO
Lawn &Home Care
Serving the Beaches & Port St: Joe area
850-647-2689
850-899-0913 (Cell)


CLOCK REPAIR
Old or New Anniversary Clocks,
G 1 .'t;i/ r/,i i, P i i,,f3 h, hi,. Cuckoo Clocks
-648-5165


Bailey's Equipment
Snapper Litn hMoh,er~- .'l
4 .\-i-reeler.. .-
r '"- 'Sm4all Engine Repair
19872 SR20 W.; Blountstown, FL
.12/1,, 850-674-4256


- Stock Cars= = Hot Rods a
= Roll Bars = Kit Cars =
~ Engines = Lift Kits =
= Front Ends = = Low Rider'=
Bill Hanson 648-8777 Overstreet

MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
S .3 rer I en ut ,.ur, ConsjIont. ,
,H,,8 'H ..le.ico Beacrh FL
1 -800-659-0641


RadioShack
Franchise/Dealer Store
B&BB Electronics, Inc.
19872 SR.20 W., Blountstown, FL
850-674-3711 1312/4


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457


DURO S H I lD


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227-9200




SPerma-Guard Quality


Screen Rooms =


Replacement Windows =


= Vinyl Siding =


SWarranty Plus =



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PAGE 12B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2002


* Reidetil Cuomoo


t Service0
(850) 648-8492

Sprinkler Systems
Installed
"Quality Nelson Parts"
229-6435
TRACTOR WORK
Bushhog, Move, and
Level Dirt
Call 229-6326
^ RESIDENTIAL & SM. COMMERCIAL
)'..f S & 'L 'Painting
& 'Pressure 'Washing
229-8036 Scott Burkett
827-2657 227-5952 Cell


Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
OWNER: Ben Sherrill
TLC,
LAWN SERVICE
'Total Lawn Care Needs"
229-6435


Landscape
'& Curbing
Concrete Landscape Borders
850-229-5282

CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559

FENCES* FENCES* FENCES
All Types Dependable Service
Top Ouality Products
RAYMOND WILKERSON
647-9214 i


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimqtes
This orea's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty


Mize Plumbing, Glass & Suppg., 1nc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-CO57220, RGO051008, EROO116181
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885.
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
'1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-841.6
RA0043378 1ER0007623

Rodney Hall Roofing, Inc.
A "2026 Marvin Avenue,
;0 ^- \ r Port St. Joe EFL 32456
License #RC0067081
s Yars Experience-

Phone (850) 229-6859




SERVICE & INSTALLATION
S RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
7TW E SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
It's Hard to Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoa ire
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator FL 0067 062

Licensed Insured
'Pce~e
Heating & Cooling
Sales And Service
A/C Heating Ice Machines
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Phone: 229-2665
Owner: Brent Pierce 229-COOL
State Lic. #RA0066486 Mobile: 227-5568



CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY


Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V. .
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485
Locally
Owned


a- \? e Residential
1o0 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Specializing in Vocation Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL"
"Serving the Enre Area
Free Estimates & Inspections-
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS

Steve Brant's
ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
229-6326




Quality Custom Interior Finishes
SFaux Finishes
Wallpapering
http://www.faux-walls.com
info@faux-walls.com
227-5197


R&F
SHU'fIVERS
648-6401 Fax or Phone
RANDFSERUTIERS@AOL.COM
Colonial Bahama Rolldown
Stormpanels & Woodeen Styles
-Retractable Awnings
Built To Order
Installed By Pro1 ffcssiiuls


GARRY GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED V/,-.PRP NTY FPEE ESTIMr.TES REPLIPS ON LL BRANDS
INStANT FINaNCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
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A & R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

Terry Enterprise
Painting & Pressure
Cleaning
Fencing, Chain Link &
Wood Privacy Fence,
Business Licensed
, & &
Residential Insured
850-674-4576
850-643-1642 Mobile


UN-AL BANLU-RS"
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR .
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
.Work # 227-5112


SMITH & SON
Power Washing & Painting
Homes
Drive Ways
Etcetera

850-674-7501


Michael Wood -.Residential Contractor 227-6883
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks R new construction







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Spree s L Srvice, LLC
INSURED
44 A.p lift Tree & Limb removal








POOls Maintrenance & Repair





Coastal Desin & Landscape5 Inc.4 210




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806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22system, brickpavers, yards Experintenance Insumored





Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated


Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES
Dealer for Frigidaire FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Whale NewBrands tCmlur
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty

229-6805 or 227-5373


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STEAM CLEANING AND RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction Flood Restoration Specialist
Fire/Smoke Restoration IICRC Certified Technicians
Residential/Commercial Cleaning Mold and Mildew
Remediation Sewage Backflow Free Estimates
Disinfectant/Deodorizer* Stain protection Available

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Highway 98 *Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
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Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
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STEAM CLEANING SERVING THE ENTIRE AREA Professional Floor Care, Inc.

L I C E N S E D INSURED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIALcally Ownedand Operated By
1LICENSED'-^ INSUR *l-BCLEANING SPECIALISTS andi
1926 0 0Mike Mock
1 -888-830-9263 24 HOUR EMERGENCY WATER EXTRACTION
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CERAMIC TILE & GROUT CLEANING
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PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL WINDOWS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
ALUMINUM HANDRAILS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS & SHUTTERS

227-5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME -oR


PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
<^ r REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic #RR-0067199


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Paint Contracting
S&f Pressure Washing
Residential Commercial
Interior &' Exterior
Free Estimates Licensed' & Insured Quality Work Guaranteed
(850) 647-6133 ':(850) 227-4585 Cell


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